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Palmer Lake Easter Egg Hunt, April 11

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Below: The Palmer Lake Easter Egg hunt April 11. Carrie Locke, a teacher at Lewis-Palmer Middle School and sponsor of the school’s National Junior Honor Society, said 65 members helped stuff 1,300 plastic eggs. There were also many games offered in the warmth of Town Hall such as bean bag toss and pillow case and "egg-in-a-spoon" races with prizes such as pencils and erasers. Photo by Jim Kendrick

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Below: Palmer Lake resident Cooper Hazenar exchanges greetings with Easter Bunny Emily Gorder. Photo by Jim Kendrick

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Academy Water and Sanitation District, April 8: Operator considers options for upgrades

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Below: Trucks and tractors from Parker Ag were a familiar sight at Academy’s treatment plant during March. It took the company nearly a month to clean out two lagoons. One million gallons of sludge that had built up along the sides and bottom of the lagoons were removed. Photo provided by Anthony Pastorello.

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Monument Board of Trustees, April 6: Temporary supervision of Palmer Lake police approved

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Below: Doug Fullen, an architect of Richmond’s consultant Way Architects, gave an overview of the 11 new additional single-family models and elevations proposed for approval by Richmond American Homes at the April 6 Monument Board of Trustees meeting. Photo by Jim Kendrick. 

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Below: Fullen compared photos of existing houses in Trails End to illustrations of new models to show that the shutters and garage doors in some elevations were comparable. Photos by Jim Kendrick

Proposed new homes.

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Existing homes.

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Monument Board of Trustees, April 20: Town Forum presentations engage citizens

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Below: Mayor Byron Glenn answers a town resident's question during the Monument Board of Trustees Town Forum held at Creekside Middle School on April 20. Photo by Jim Kendrick

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the Monument Forum slides as PDF file. This is a 6.7 Mbyte file and will take about 39 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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Donala Water and Sanitation District, April 15: Auditor recommends some changes in procedures

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Below: Donala president Dennis Daugherty (L) and board member Dale Schendzielos (R) congratulate Terri Ladouceur on being named employee of the quarter. Photo by John Heiser.

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Bohemian Waxwings

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Below: Photo of Bohemian Waxwings by Angela Strecke.

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At the Winter-Helmich Gallery

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Photos by Janet Sellers.

Below (L to R): Artists Susan Helmich and Ruth Burink with one of Burink’s stone sculptures, April 27.  

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Below: Burink with her tools of the trade for her stone sculptures. With her is artist/photographer and geology professor Steve Weaver, whose photographs of landscapes with natural stone forms are also on exhibit at the Winter- Helmich Gallery, 47 Third St, Monument.

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At the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts

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Photos by Janet Sellers.

Below: Maricia Grant with her painting at the TLCA art salon. Grant, originally from Poland, grew up in Africa and said she felt the colorful African influence as she was painting this work of art.  

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Below: Richard Hart, artistically aka "Mr. Grumby" stands between two of his paintings for his innovative online "art book experience" (visit www.mrgrumby.com).

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Arbor Day tree planting, April 24

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Below: Several Monument town employees participated in planting trees at the town park between the Santa Fe Trails and Pastimes developments on Arbor Day, April 24. L to R: Karen Griffith, Rod Wilson, Matt Martinez, Sassy LeRoux, Ron Rathburn, Rich Landreth, Cathy Green, Scott Meszaros, Lucas Ebaugh, plus Monument resident Scott Brandon. Photo by Deputy Town Clerk Claudia Whitney

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Lewis-Palmer Elementary School No TV event, April 24

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Photos by Bernard Minetti.

Below: LPES principal Lois Skaggs and fifth grade boys, (L-R) Ian Fuller, Alex McCullough, Josh Adelgren, Christian Scarsbrook, and Justin Laverde. Scarsbrook won the contest for designing the T-shirt for the event with the "Unplugged" logo. He says he got the idea from reading the book City of Ember. LPES has put on this event each year for 15 years. Each youngster who participates, contracts to not watch TV or play video games for one week. The youngster’s parents certify adherence. 

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Below: Coordinators of the LPES No TV event are (L-R) Coordinator Melissa Bagnall (also PTO President), and co-coordinators Bill Walsh and Paula McCullough. The No TV event was designed to have youngsters reconnect with family and family events. The purpose is to demonstrate to each child that there is more to life than the electronic world. 

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Music-Poetry-Arts Café at TLCA, April 25

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Below: On April 25, the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts (TLCA) re-kindled some of its past with a Music-Poetry-Arts Café event. With a backdrop of artwork from Lewis-Palmer students, there were poetry readings from Monument residents (L-R) Anne Krill and John Howe, music by guitarist Robert Jones, and an open mic for those wishing to share their poetic talents. The event was co-sponsored by the TLCA and Covered Treasures Bookstore, which had a variety of poetry and other books on sale. The TLCA was also decorated in a very festive mode, which included tablecloths made of construction paper with markers for patrons to draw to their heart’s content. Photo by David Futey.

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WIA holds open house, April 26

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Below: An open house was held in the newly-refurbished Woodmoor Improvement Association Barn community center. Over 150 people attended. Palmer Ridge High School Serteens provided face painting. Mike Barnwell of Farmer’s Insurance offered free registration in the M.I.L.K. (Managing Information on Lost Kids) digital ID program. It’s a Grind provided coffee. People’s Bank provided a popcorn machine. The Barn has become a popular venue for weddings and other social events. Photo by Chris Pollard.

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New Monument Town Hall nears completion, April 29

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Below: The Alexandher Construction Company and subcontractors are wrapping up construction on the new Town Hall and Police Department Building at Highway 105 and Beacon Lite Road. In the foreground is Beacon Lite Road. Highway 105 is to the right. Move-in is scheduled for May 7-8. Photos by Jim Kendrick.

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Palmer Lake Historical Society, April 16: History of women’s fashion displayed

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Below: Morgan Meyer models a the wedding dress and Anna Gheen models a poodle skirt. Photo provided by Cathleen Norman.

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