50CENTS
TRINIDAD
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  1. 1. 50CENTS TRINIDAD COLORADO Proudly Serving Southeastern Colorado and Northeastern New Mexico • www.thechronicle-news.com ~ Vol. 138, No. 105 TUESDAY MAY27,2014 MAY 27 ~Las Animas County TUESDAY (9 a.m.) Board of County Commissioners will meet in the Las Animas Courthouse, 200 E. First St., Room 201. Information: 719-845-2568. COUNTY COMMISSIONERS: Gary Hill (719-845-2595), Mack Louden (719-845- 2592), and Anthony Abeyta (719-846- 9300). ~Trinidad City Council TUESDAY (1:30 p.m.) Work session in Council Chambers, City Hall, 135 N. Animas St., Third Floor. Information: Au- dra Garrett, 719-846-9843. ~Vision Loss Support Group TUESDAY (1:30-3:30 p.m.) OIB (Older Individuals Who are Blind or have Vision Loss) hosts a monthly support group the 4th Thursday of every month at the Trinidad Work Force Center, 140 N. Commercial. Refreshments will be served and family and friends are encouraged to attend. Information: Billie Jo Bacca or Deb Nelson, 719-546-1271. Today’s Quote “People excel and learn, not because they are told to, but because they want to.” ~Peter Senge MAY 28 ~Tourism Board WEDNESDAY (9 a.m.) Committee meets in the City Hall Third Floor Confer- ence Room, 135 N. Animas St. Informa- tion: City Clerk, Audra Garrett, 719-846- 9843. ~Trinidad Ambulance District WEDNESDAY (4:30 p.m.) Trinidad Ambulance District Board of Directors regular meeting at the Trinidad Ambu- lance District Office, 939 Robinson Ave. Information: 719-846-6886. ~Summer Co-Ed Softball WEDNESDAY (7 p.m.) New season league meetings will be held at the Trini- dad Community Center, 1309 Beshoar Drive. Information: Ed Ortiz, 719-859- 4030. Anyone is invited to participate. PUBLIC SERVICE ~Apishapa Valley MAY 31 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.) Celebrate “Heritage Day” at the Heritage Center, 151 Main St. in Aguilar. Festivities include a bake sale, live demonstrations and historical presentations. Information: Pat Romero, 719-941-4678. ~2014 ARTOCADE CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS: Any- one interested in participating in the Sep- tember ArtoCade please contact Rodney Wood at 719-334-0087 or artcarfun@ yahoo.com. ~Community Blood Drive JUNE 6 (Noon-4 p.m.) Help save a life! Bonfils Blood Drive will be held in the Pioneer Room at Trinidad State Junior College, 600 Prospect St. Sign-up and information: Bonfils Appointment Center, 800-365-0006 or www.bonfils.org. ~Stonewall Fishing Tournament JUNE 7 (9 a.m.-3 p.m.) Join in the fun at the 18th Annual Stonewall Fire Aux- iliary’s Fishing Tournament at Monument Lake. Registration and information: www. stonewallfireauxitiary.com. ~Fisher’s Peak Archers Club Anyone interested in joining the new Archers Club can stop by 409 N. Com- mercial or call 719-422-5046. ~Help Save the Veteran’s Post URGENT: All interested parties who would like to help the veterans save Trini- dad’s local VFW Post 984 from closing, please contact Commander John Rios at 719-846-6094. ~ Volunteer Firemen Anyone over 18 interested in becom- ing a volunteer fireman for any of our area fire protection districts, please call Buddie Curro at 719-859-1535. Any donations of food, water and funds for our area fire dis- trict volunteers call 719-846-4074. ~From the LA County Clerk License plate renewal online. Go to: www.colorado.gov/renewplates. ~SUICIDE/CRISIS HOTLINES: *ADULT HOPE: 800-784-2433 *TEEN: 877-968-8454 *GLB-YOUTH: 866-488-7386 *VET-2-VET: 877-838-2838 “When the world says, ‘Give up!’ Hope says, ‘Not today!” ~Unknown ~ ABUSE HOTLINES: *Domestic Abuse Hotline: In Trini- dad call 719-846-6665 (24-hours a day). National Hotline call: 1-800-790-SAFE (7233). *Animal Abuse: Do your part and help put a stop to animal cruelty. Report animal abuse and dog/cock fighting at Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line: 720- 913-7867. THEFINEPRINT WEATHERWATCH Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming NE in the afternoon. Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 50. NE wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable. Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. W-SW wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable. Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. E-SE wind 5 to 10 mph becoming SW after midnight. Thursday: A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. S-SE wind 5 to 10 mph. Night: A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. S-SW wind around 10 mph. Friday: A 30 percent chance of show- ers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. South wind 10 to 15 mph. Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 53. S-SW wind 10 to 15 mph. RIVERCALLPurgatoire River Call as of 05/23/2014. Peter Caplette ditch: Priority #47 / Appropria- tion date: 02/01/1870. Trinidad Reservoir Accounting: Release 276.46 AF Inflow 294.11 AF -- 148.28 CFS Evaporation 6.65 AF Content 14,330 AF Elevation 6,174.64 Precipitation 0.71 Downstream River Call / High- land Canal: 04/01/1884. THECHRONICLENEWS ATHOUSANDWORDSOld Glory waves in the breeze near the corner of Main and Commercial Streets on Memorial Day. Bruce Leonard/ The Chronicle-News . . . a thousand words PROVIDING DIRECTIONS Workers will soon install City’s new Wayfinding Signage By Steve Block The Chronicle-News Newsignagewillsoonsproutup all over Trinidad as part of Phase One of the City’s new Wayfinding Signage Plan. Approximately 20 of the new signs were displayed Wednesday on Elm Street out- side of Creative Designs, the com- pany that designed and produced the signs, under the direction of graphic designer and Creative Designs owner Naomi Breedlove. Breedlove learned graphic design at Trinidad State Junior College from instructor David Barrack, and then earned her bachelor’s degree from a college in Florida. Breedlove said her b u s i n e s s had to in- vest in a new paint booth to complete the work on the project. T a m m y C a r r o l l , C r e a t i v e D e s i g n s ’ office man- ager, said the busi- ness’ three- person team p r o d u c e d all of the signs onsite. The signs are made of aluminum sign back- ing with a metallic-paint overcoat, a clear coat and a reflective vinyl covering for the letters, to make them more visible at night. The 10 larger signs are called di- rectional signs and are considered the core of wayfinding signage. They help to get vehicles and pe- destrianstokeydestinationsinthe City. Directional signs are divided into three types. Primary vehicu- lar directional signs direct motor- ists to major areas of the City, such as a sign saying, “Historic Down- town Trinidad” and featuring an arrow. Secondary directional signs are designed to attract ve- hicular, bicycle and/or pedestrian traffic with signs featuring multi- ple attractions, such as a sign say- ing, “Welcome Center/Riverwalk/ City Hall Next Left.” Tertiary signs are designed to direct visi- tors to a single destination, such as a sign saying, “Municipal Golf Course,” with an arrow. Eight of the signs have curved tops and are 76 inches high by 53 inches wide. Two others have cut out images of Fisher’s Peak at their tops and are 78 inches high by 48 inches wide. The 14 smaller signs are 40.5 inches wide by 28 inches high and are referred to as destination signs, such as, “Trinidad Trolley All Aboard” and “Parking Lot,” or they display a historic marker on a building. They can also include certain other destinations such as “Soccer Complex,” “County Fair- grounds” or “Kit Carson Park.” Approximately $33,500 in City funding paid for Phase One of the project, with the entire project be- ing approved by the City Council in June 2011. The City Tourism Board, the City Planning, Zoning and Variance Commission and the City Planning Department were all heavily involved in getting the project off the ground. The City utilized two consul- tants, Martin Landers of Plan Tools LLC and Paul Mills of Rus- sell + Mills, in the project’s design phase. City crews will be installing the new signs in coming days. Utiliz- ing the City’s workforce is less ex- pensive than hiring a private con- tractor, according to City Planner Louis Fineberg, who spoke in an interview on Friday. Fineberg said the City received a grant of $224,437 from the Colora- do Department of Transportation (CDOT) to complete the upcom- ing Phases Two and Three of the Wayfinding Signage project. He said the brown color of the signs was decided upon as part of the design phase of the project, and it is intended to be in harmony with the color of the bricks in city streets and that make up many lo- cal buildings. “The grant we have from CDOT is to cover Phases Two and Three of the project, which is the infor- mation kiosks and gateway sig- nage,” Fineberg said. “Right now, we’re jumping through the hoops on that.” Gateway signage is intended to feature iconic images, such as the famed “Trinidad” sign on Simpson’s Rest. Fisher’s Peak is the City’s most famous landmark, and the peak will inspire the new gateway signage. Three types of gateway signage will be featured: primary gateway signage at City entry points, such as the City lim- its; secondary gateway signage an- nouncing entry into a City district, such as “Entering Trinidad Cora- zon de Trinidad (Heart of Trini- dad) National Historic District;” and tertiary gateway signage rein- forcing the City’s identity within a district, such as the “Trinidad” Steve Block / The Chronicle-News Creative Designs employees, from left to right, Jamie Breed- love, Alex Sanchez and Tammy Carroll, stand in front of some of the new wayfinding signs that highlight many of Trinidad’s attractions. LAST FRIDAY Art Trek to feature antiques, fine art By Steve Block The Chronicle-News A stroll along the streets of beautiful Downtown Trinidad on a Friday evening is especially ap- pealing when Art Trek is taking place, and this Friday, May 30, the first Art Trek of the summer will kick off at 5 p.m. Among the vari- ous galleries, shops and restau- rants that will welcome locals and visitors on Friday, two attractions will be featured: Coin Dancer An- tiques,whichwillopenitsdoorsof- ficially for the first time, and an art show titled, “Space Junk & Atomic Punk,” featuring the works of Mad Scient-artist Gary Weston. Galerie Vivante, located at 214 E. Main St, will host the Weston show, and Coin Dancer Antiques is located at 232 E. Main St., right next door. Art Treks are scheduled for the last Friday of each month through September and have become popu- lar throughout the region. Featur- ing a variety of street musicians, sidewalk vendors, creative danc- ers, restaurant specials and shops that will stay open later than usu- al, Art Treks are jointly sponsored in the City’s Creative District by the City’s Arts & Cultural Com- mission and by the City’s Tourism Board. During Friday’s event, the Continued on Page 2 ... Continued on Page 2 ...

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