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D-38 Chess Tournament, Feb. 21

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Photos by Bernard Minetti

Below: D-38 Chess Tournament in progress. 

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Lewis-Palmer District 38 Board of Education, Feb. 19: Teachers concerned about budget cuts

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Below: More than 50 teachers attended the District 38 school board meeting Feb. 19. Photo by John Heiser

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Monument Board of Trustees, March 2: Arbor Mountain site plan approved

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Below: These artist sketches of the proposed 57-apartment Arbor Mountain Senior Living Apartments were presented to the Monument Board of Trustees at the March 2 hearing on the preliminary/final planned development site plan. The board unanimously approved the site plan. The 4-acre lot that the Town of Monument donated to this project is located on Highway 105, east of the Knollwood Drive traffic signal. Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in mid-summer.

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the PDF file of the elevation drawings. This is a 2.1 Mbyte file and will take about 12 minutes to download using a dial-up modem. Click here for help with PDF downloads. To view and print the file, you will need to download and install the free Acrobat Reader Program.

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Monument Planning Commission meeting, Feb. 11: Downtown Walgreens final plat and Arbor Mountain site plan approved

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Below: Architect Larry McChesney describes the features of the new Arbor Mountain Senior Living Apartments building to the Planning Commission in Monument Town Hall on Feb. 11. Photo by Jim Kendrick.

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Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Protection District, Feb. 25: Battalion chief recounts difficult night at house fire

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Photos provided by the Palmer Lake Volunteer Fire Department

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Tri-Lakes gets a look at Red Cross emergency vehicle

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 Photos by Bernard Minetti.

Below: Dennis Burdick, Logistics Manager for the Pikes Peak Chapter of the American Red Cross, brought the The Emergency Communications Response Vehicle (ECRV) to the Tri-Lakes area for familiarization and qualification by the Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Protection District (TLMFPD) Communications Auxiliary personnel. 

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Below: (L to R) Elliot Linke briefs Paul Swanson on the operation of the control center of the ECRV. Both are volunteers in the TLMFPD Communications Auxiliary. The ECRV is the latest in technology for the American Red Cross and their commitment to facilitate emergency communications in a disaster environment.

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Is there an electric car in your future?

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Below: The ZENN, the ZAP, and the GEM. These three Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (NEV) were available for test drives before the Feb. 17 meeting of the Tri-Lakes Economic Development Corp. Photos by Harriet Halbig

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Whitworth fills TLCA with sounds of Southern bluegrass

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Below: (L-R) Shannon Whitworth shares a humorous moment with the audience and members of The Refugees, Jake Hopping on standup bass and Jon Stickley on guitar. Photo by David Futey.

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Governor visits PRHS, Feb. 11, praises geothermal system

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Photos by Robin Adair.

Below:  Student reporter for Palmer Ridge High School (PRHS) Ridgeline Television Mikayla Wilder interviews Governor Ritter about energy conservation and education issues.  

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Below: Ritter presents student council officers Ben Mortensen and Kelsey Engelhardt with the "Harnessing the Earthís Energy" award from the Tri-State Generation & Transmission Association, to commend the school for energy conservation.

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2009 Sertoma Freedom Essay winners

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Below: Monument Hill Sertoma Club 2009 8th Grade Freedom Essay Winners: (L to R) Michelle Chan, 1st place Creekside Middle School (CSMS); Laura Bush, 3rd place CSMS; Sophia Capp, 1st place Lewis-Palmer Middle School (LMS); Anna Amenson, 2nd place LPMS; Sara Kivela, 2nd place CSMS; Emily Gorder, 3rd place LPMS; Brendan Monogue, 2nd place Monument Academy (MA); Daniel Padrnos, 3rd place MA; Grant Ellis, 1st place MA. Photo by Warren Gerig.

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RMMA Concert, Feb. 14

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Below: On February 14, Dr. Michael Baron, at the piano, is accompanied by (L-R) Sarah Balian on the oboe and Alejandro Vieira on the bassoon during a performance of Franci Poulencís "Andante con moto" at the Rocky Mountain Music Alliance concert. Over 140 people attended the the concert, which was held at the Forestgate Presbyterian Church. Photo by David Futey.

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Ewaste event, Feb. 14

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Below: Tri-Lakes Cares teamed with Guaranteed Recycling Xperts (GRX) to dispose of electronic waste such as computers and TVs. Net proceeds from the event held Feb. 14 were donated to Tri Lakes Cares. The event brought in more than 6000 pounds of equipment. (L to R) Doug and Nancy Gulick donated electronic items to recycle; Larry and Sandy Bauers of Tri-Lakes Cares. Waste will be de-manufactured and recycled. Photo by Janet Sellers.

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Discovery Canyon Campus Gala, Feb. 27

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Photos by Barbara Ball

Below: The Discovery Canyon Campus Gala was held at the USAFA Blue and Silver Club. 

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Below: One of the table displays where items were being auctioned. Right: Some projects done by students for the auction, 

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Art Group show, Feb. 27

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Below: (L-R) Jana Towery, Andy Borden, Joy Borden, Bob Towery, Suzanne Jenne, and Linda Roberts browse some of the works at the Palmer Lake Art Groupís 2009 Winter. The show, chaired by Craig Mildrexler, was held in the Lucy Owens Gallery of the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts and closed on February 27. Proceeds from sales went to the groupís scholarship fund to assist District 38 high school students who plan on continuing in art studies. Photo by David Futey.

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Mining Museum Gold Party, Feb. 6

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Below: On February 6, Winfield Scott Stratton, portrayed by Richard Marold, entertained attendees with his rags to riches story at the Western Museum of Mining and Industryís (WMMI) Gold Party. Strattonís life spanned that of an itinerant carpenter and prospector to multi-millionaire from the wealth accumulated from the Cripple Creek gold fields. Attendees of the Gold Party also participated in a whiskey tasting and a silent auction. Proceeds from the event benefited the museum and its operation. Photo by David Futey.

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Historical Society hears presentation on museum and mining

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Below: David Carroll presenting the subject "Mining History and Ore Processing." Carroll has 15 years experience in Museum Studies and has a graduate degree in that subject. He presently is involved with the Western Museum of Mining and Industry, which is the only Museum of mining accredited in the United States by the American Association of Museums. Photo by Bernard Minetti.

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