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February 2, 2019
Forest Lakes & Pinon Pines Metropolitan Districts Board Meeting, CANCELED. 6385 Corporate Dr., Suite 200, Colo. Springs. Usually meets 1st Mon. each month, 10 a.m.
Art after Hours at Gallery 132, dates and times vary.
Monument Board of Trustees Meeting, Mon., Feb. 4, 6:30 p.m.
The Sisters of Benet Hill Monastery Human Trafficking Series: A Call to Action: What the Military Can and Should Do About Sex Trafficking, Mon., Feb. 4, 6:30-8:15 p.m.
El Paso Board of County Commissioners Meeting, Tue., Feb. 5, 9 a.m.
El Paso County Planning Commission Meeting, Tue., Feb. 5, 9 a.m.
High Altitude Gardening, Tue., Feb. 5, 5-6 p.m.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Family-to-Family, Wed., Feb. 6-May 1, 6:30-9 p.m.
Sisters of Benet Hill Monastery: Aging Gracefully, Aging Gratefully, Thu., Feb. 7, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Landscape Design Principles, Fri., Feb. 8, 10 a.m.
CASA Volunteer Informational Hour, Fri., Feb. 8, noon-1 p.m.
Black Rose Acoustic Society: The Sweet Lillies, Fri., Feb. 8, 7-10 p.m.
Free D-38 Chess Tournament, Sat., Feb. 9, 8-8:30 a.m. onsite registration, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Heartsaver CPR/AED/First Aid Certification Course, Sat., Feb. 9, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Hearth House Hiring Event, Sat., Feb. 9, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Palmer Lake’s Winterfest, Sun., Feb. 10, noon-3 p.m.
Woodmoor Water & Sanitation District Board Meeting, Mon., Feb. 11, 1 p.m.
Lewis-Palmer School District 38 Board Meeting, Mon., Feb. 11, 6 p.m.
The Sisters of Benet Hill Monastery Human Trafficking Series: Protecting Our Precious Cargo, Mon., Feb. 11, 6:30-8:15 p.m.
Tri-Lakes Wastewater Facility Joint Use Committee Meeting, Tue., Feb. 12, 10 a.m.
D-38 Accountability Advisory Committee (DAAC) Meeting, Tue., Feb. 12, 7-8:30 p.m.
Wildfire Presentation by Black Forest Together, Tue., Feb. 12, 6 p.m.
Palmer Lake Sanitation District Board Meeting, Wed., Feb. 13, 9 a.m.
El Paso County Park Advisory Board Meeting, Wed., Feb. 13, 1:30 p.m.
Monument Planning Commission Meeting, Wed., Feb. 13, 6:30 p.m.
Emmet Cahill Concert, Wed., Feb. 13, 7-8:30 p.m.
Monument Academy School Board Meeting, Thu., Feb. 14, 6 p.m.
Palmer Lake Town Council Meeting, Thu., Feb. 14, 6 p.m.
Winter Stroll at Fox Run Regional Park, Sat., Feb. 16, 9–11 a.m.
7th Annual Castle Rock Bull Riding Challenge, Sat., Feb. 16, 7-9 p.m.
El Paso County Planning Commission Meeting, Tue., Feb. 19, 9 a.m.
Triview Metropolitan District Board Meeting, Tue., Feb. 19, 5:30 p.m.
Monument Board of Trustees Meeting, Tue., Feb. 19, 6:30 p.m.
Wescott Fire Protection District Board Meeting, Tue., Feb. 19, 7 p.m.
High Altitude Gardening, Tue., Feb. 19, 10-11 a.m.
Monument Sanitation District Board Meeting, Wed., Feb. 20, 9 a.m.
Academy Water and Sanitation District Board Meeting, Wed., Feb. 20, 6 p.m.
Black Forest Fire/Rescue Protection District Board Meeting, Wed., Feb. 20, 7 p.m.
Monument Police Department: Active Threats and Personal Safety class, Wed., Feb. 20, 6-8 p.m.
Parent Education Night at Monument Academy, Wed., Feb. 20, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Donala Water & Sanitation District Board Meeting, Thu., Feb. 21, 1:30 p.m.
Western Museum of Mining & Industry (WMMI) Exhibit Opening & Lecture: Our Report Card in Mining, Mon., Feb. 21, 7 p.m.
Black Rose Acoustic Society: Braithwaite, Uveges, & Sokol, Fri., Feb. 22, 7-10 p.m.
Rocky Mountain Music Alliance Concert: Beethoven Extravaganza, Sat., Feb. 23, 7 p.m.
Fuel Church 5th Anniversary Celebration, Sun., Feb. 24, 9:30 a.m.
Sisters of Benet Hill Monastery Chamber Concert Series: Forte Handbell Quartet, Sun., Feb. 24, 2:30 p.m.
Screenagers, Sun., Feb. 24, 5 p.m.
Water-wise Gardening, Tue., Feb. 26, 10 a.m.
Forest View Acres Water District Board Meeting, Wed., Feb. 27, 6 p.m.
D-38 Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC), Wed., Feb. 27, 6:30 p.m.
Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Protection District Board Meeting, Wed., Feb. 27, 6:30 p.m.
Woodmoor Improvement Association Board Meeting, Wed., Feb. 27, 7 p.m.
2nd Annual Purse Party, Wed., Feb. 27, noon-2 p.m
Judge’s Seminar: Exploring Colorado’s Fall Landscapes, Thu., Feb. 28, 7-9 p.m.
Sisters of Benet Hill Monastery Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Institute Free Film: Buck, Fri., Mar. 1, 6:30 p.m.
Visions of Light Photography Exhibition Opening Reception, Fri., Mar. 1, 6-8 p.m.
Chamber Member Orientation at the Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce, Tue., Mar. 5, noon-1:30 p.m.

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Vol. 19 No. 2 - February 2, 2019

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Vol. 19 No. 1 - January 5, 2019

Correction to caption on page 16 (Monument Planning Commission, Dec. 12: Delaney to step down; Sanctuary Point Filing 5 Final Plat approved): Ed Delaney’s last meeting as Monument Planning Commission Chairman was November 14, 2018, due to new town term limit for planning commissioners. He has volunteered in numerous capacities for our community for 38 years and counting. He began serving on the Monument Planning Commission in 1981, joined the Landscape Committee in 1985 and served on the Monument Board of Trustees from 1989 to 2010, where he was mayor pro-tem for eight years. He took a year off and then returned to the Planning Commission, and he also has been serving on the Monument Sanitation District (MSD) Board in 1992 and has represented the district on the Tri-Lakes Wastewater Treatment Facility Joint Use Committee (JUC). He is currently both the MSD Board Chairman and the Tri-Lakes Facility JUC Chairman. OCN would like to thank Delaney for his service.

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Vol. 18 No. 12 - December 5, 2018

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Vol. 18 No. 11 - November 3, 2018

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Vol. 18 No. 10 - October 6, 2018

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Vol. 18 No. 9 -September 1, 2018

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