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Palmer Lake Fishing Derby

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Below: Cooper Havenar proudly displays his catch during the Palmer Lake Fishing Derby held June 6. Nearly 500 anglers participated in the derby with over 300 fishing poles distributed to children. Fishing licenses were not required on June 6 and 7 as they were designated as Colorado Free Fishing Days. The fishing derby was sponsored by the Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce. Photos by David Futey.

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Below: By 9 a.m. on June 6, nearly 200 of the eventual 500 anglers who participated in the annual Palmer Lake Fishing Derby had already ringed the lake and cast their lines. 

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Fire damages three businesses

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Photo by Mike Wicklund

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Art Matters: The arts play on in Tri-Lakes

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Below: Colorado Springs Plein Air painter Gary Gore (pictured here) and Palmer Lake Art Group member and painter Margarete Seagraves were the featured artists at Margo’s On the Alley for the June Monument Art Hop. The Art Hop occurs on the third Thursday of the month from May to September with 18 businesses in the Monument downtown area participating in the event and hosting artists. The next Art Hop will be July 16 and information regarding it can be found at www.monumentarthop.org/index.html. Photo by David Futey.

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Below: Renée Malloy, a Colorado Springs native and Creative Director with Kirkland Photography and Design Inc. in Palmer Lake, held an art exhibit in the Lucy Owens gallery of the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts during the month of June. Malloy became interested in art at a very early age and has over 10 years experience in the digital arts. On display was her passion for developing peaceful images through seeing the beauty in the simple. Malloy uses her own photography and then employs layering techniques to create her works. Photo by David Futey.

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A Celebration of Art and History in Monument at the new Town Hall

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Photos by Jim Kendrick.

Below: June 13, Palmer Lake artist Ronny Walker moments after a ceremonial unveiling of her bronze frieze Monument 1879 by Mayor Pro-tem Rafael Dominguez and Palmer Lake Historical Society Museum President Roger Davis. The museum commissioned and donated Walker’s depiction of several important historical factors to the Town of Monument. It will be permanently displayed in town hall just outside the entrance to the Board of Trustees meeting room. 

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Below: Karen Ball of Tri-Lakes Views introducing local artists (L-R) Glenn Hayes, Janet Sellers, and Louis DeAngelis at a "Celebration of Art and History in Monument" June 13. The event was sponsored by Tri-Lakes Views, the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, and the Palmer Lake Historical Society. Their two sculptures will be on display for a year at on the west side of town hall. 

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Photos provided by Tri-Lakes Views.

Below: Blade of Grass by Louis DeAngelis. 

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Below: Perception of Freedom by Janet Sellers and Glenn Hayes. 

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Snapshots of Our Community

TLCA, June 5: Wendy Woo

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Below: (R-L) Prior to her concert on June 5 at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts (TLCA), Wendy Woo was asked how she and Robin Hoch, who accompanied Woo on the viola and also offered lead and background vocals, complemented each other. Woo’s response was "wait till you see us out there (on stage)." It was not very long into their performance that Woo’s answer was confirmed. Woo has played at the TLCA for a number of years, enjoying the sense of community received from the TLCA audiences. After meeting by happen stance and with Hoch leaving her previous band, Woo and Hoch performed for three hours every Tuesday from late last year until spring of this year, developing their chemistry and sound along the way. They have now set out touring and have also released a CD, Saving Grace, much to the delight of those who have followed Woo as well as the many fans that they will attract in their musical journey. Information on Wendy Woo can be found at www.wendywoo.com. Information on the TLCA and upcoming events can be found at www.trilakesarts.org. Photo by David Futey

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TLCA, June 5: PLAG Show and Sale

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Below: Mark Bierbaum, pictured with his Best of Show work Rhythm of the Woods, was one of 38 artists from the Palmer Lake Art Group (PLAG) who displayed their works at the group’s 44th Annual Spring Fine Arts Show and Sale. Bierbaum, originally from Douglas County, recently returned to the area after working as a storyboarder for the Walt Disney Company. While at Disney, he worked on such projects as Darkwing Duck. This art event, held in June at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, is used as a fundraiser to assist the PLAG in providing scholarships to students from Lewis-Palmer High School who will be pursuing degrees in art. This year’s scholarship winners are Kelly Vicars, Chelsea Harline, Kelly Jones, and Lara Schaefer. Information on the Palmer Lake Art Group and how you can support the scholarships can be found at www.palmerlakeartgroup.com/. Photo by David Futey.

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Pikes Peak Feis, June 12, 13

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Below: (L-R) Julie Christian and Karen Fife were among the over 400 adult, teen and children dancers at the Pikes Peak Feis held at Creekside Middle School on June 12 and 13. This is the fifth year the open dance competition has been held at Creekside. The event is coordinated by Aisling Toal-Casey and Shaun Casey of Celtic Steps School of Irish Dance. Dancers from Colorado, Kansas, California, Utah and other western states participated in the competition and were judged on various dances such as the light jig, slip jig, and eight-hand jig. Photo by David Futey.

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Blue Columbine Festival, June 13

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Below: (L-R) Sisters and brother Olivia, Alayna, and Alex Murphy were among the many Palmer Lake residents who took part in the 8th Annual Blue Columbine Festival on June 13. Those attending the event chose from among a total of 500 columbines and pansies, listened to the music of Latigo, sampled free popcorn and sodas, and could select from a variety of free information, from bear awareness to bicycling in Colorado. Photo by David Futey.

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Western Mining Museum Rock Fair, June 20

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Photos by Steve Stanton

Below: Faceter Paul Barry discusses the intricacies of cutting minerals and semi-precious gem stones with Jean Miller. Miller was one of the many attendees of the Western Museum of Mining and Industry’s (WMMI) Rock Fair held June 20. Besides the lapidary demonstrations there were a variety of gem and mineral vendors, a demonstration of the museum’s stamp mill and outdoor equipment, gold panning, and activities for children as part of the event. The Rock Fair was co-sponsored by the museum and the Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society.

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Below: Two members of the Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society (CSMS), Maria King and her granddaughter Kari Tamblyn, were fascinated by the petrified wood on display. Maria gleefully acknowledged that, "All my grandchildren are rockhounds!"

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Below: WMMI volunteer Steve Berry demonstrates the operation of a 1906 H. K. Porter compressed air locomotive to attendees. This locomotive, also referred to as a trammer, was used to haul ore cars at the Homestake Gold Mine in Lead, South Dakota.

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Monument Concert in the Park, June 24

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Below: On June 24, residents from across the Tri-Lakes filled the lawn of Monument’s Limbach Park to hear local bluegrass band Palmer Divide kick-off the 2009 Concerts in the Park series. The musicians in Palmer Divide are (L-R) Mickey Stinnett, Dick Carlson, Jody Adams, and Greg Reed. A special performer this evening, who took the stage during the band’s intermission, was 11 year old Seth Olson. Olson, a Monument resident, received a rousing applause after singing a song he wrote about war veterans based on his uncle Cliff Echols. This is the eighth year that the Historic Monument Merchants Association has sponsored these free concerts. The concerts are every Wednesday until July 29 and are from 7-9 p.m. Photos by David Futey.

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New Monument Town Hall Ribbon-Cutting, June 27

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Photos by Mike Wicklund.

Below:  (L-R) El Paso County Commissioner Wayne Williams, Monument Trustee Tim Miller, former Monument mayors Leon Tenney and Si Sibell, and Mayor Pro Tem Rafael Dominguez prepare to cut the ribbon formally opening the new town hall and police building at 645 Beacon Lite Road (by Highway 105).

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Below: (L - R) Si and Dorothy Sibell, Wayne Williams, Monument Police Chief Jake Shirk, and Leon Tenney.

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Emergency communications field day, June 27

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 Photo by Bernard Minetti.

Below:  (L-R) Terry Breitenfeldt, a ham volunteer and Elliot Link, a Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Protection District Communications Specialist, stand beside the D-Star equipment. The fire district has made this equipment available to the local American Radio Relay League (ARRL). It is the very latest in retransmission equipment that finds the quickest communication link to any desired communication point worldwide. The ARRL is comprised of ham operators who, in time of catastrophe or emergencies, provide emergency communications using their equipment. 

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Right: Scott Seymour, (holding the mic) a ham radio volunteer with the ARRL, explains the operation to several Boy Scouts with Troop 293 from the Classical Academy in Colorado Springs. More than 1,600 sites in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and nine Canadian provinces participated this year.

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June and July library events

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 Photos by Harriet Halbig.

Below: Branch Clerk Patti Powell, Friends of the Library Syble Krafft, June Freyer, and Phyllis Moore, and Branch Assistants Becky Campbell and Janie Williams remember moving the library to its current location 10 years ago. 

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Below: Bob Hall brought his Language of African Drums program to the Monument Branch.

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Palmer Lake Historical Society, June 21: Historical Society sponsors Fathers’ Day gala

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 Photos by Bernard Minetti.

Below: The Dave Chaliqi family gathered to honor their dad and have pie and ice cream.

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Below: Sally Green and Virgil Watkins on the right serve pie and ice cream to Katie and Kailie Kuss while Palmer Lake Trustee Gary Coleman waits his turn. 

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