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  1. 1. 50Cents trinidad Colorado ~ Vol. 138, No. 87 thursday May1,2014 MAY 1 ~Continuum of Care THURSDAY (8 a.m.) Group meets at Fisher’s Peak Soup Kitchen, 308 Church St. Information: Charlene Tortorice (Advocates Against Domestic Assault) 719-846-9159 or Tom Power (Colorado Coalition for the Homeless - Denver), 303-285-5221. ~Network Council THURSDAY (8 a.m.) Meeting will be held in the Bell Block Building’s Trinidad Community Foundation room. Information: Margaret Apodaca, 719-846-3943. ~Free Fluoride Treatments THURSDAY (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) Dr. Den- nis Driscoll will be at the Las Animas County Health Department, 412 Benedicta Ave., to provide treatments to children age 1-year and over. Appointments and information: 719-845-0463. ~SPPRCD Meeting THURSDAY (7 p.m.) Spanish Peaks Purgatoire River Conservation District meets at the District Office. Information: 719-846- 3681 Ext. 117. ~Trinidad Children’s Chorale THURSDAY (7 p.m.) The community is invited to the annual spring concert “Trin- Idol” to be presented at the Trinidad Middle School Auditorium, 614 Park St. Information: 719-846-4411. ~PRCWD Water District THURSDAY (7:30 p.m.) Purgatoire River Conservancy meeting is in City Hall Council Chambers, 135 N. Animas. Informa- tion: Thelma Lujan, 719-846-7285. Today’s Quote “Sweet May hath come to love us, flowers, trees, their blos- soms don; And through the blue heavens above us the very clouds move on.” ~Heinrich Heine MAY 2-4 ~TASPERA FRIDAY (1 p.m.) The Trinidad Area School and Public Employees Retirement Association will meet in the Pioneer Room at the TSJC Sullivan Student Center, 600 Prospect. Lunch is available (on your own) from noon to 1 p.m. in the Student Center Cafeteria, but will be provided for prospec- tive new members. Information: Paul Mon- tera, 719-846-2423. ~Free Disposal Day/Spring Cleanup SATURDAY (7 a.m.-4 p.m.) The City of Trinidad Landfill, 2401 N. State Street will ac- cept residential refuse without charge. Tires will be assessed normal fees. Electronic waste is excluded. Information: 719-846- 2538. ~9Health Fair SATURDAY (7:30 a.m.-Noon) Annual 9Health Fair will be in the lobby of the Mt. San Rafael Hospital, 410 Benedicta Ave. In- formation: 719-846-8051. ~Benefit Yard Sale SATURDAY (8 a.m.) New Hope Min- istries will host a book, bake and yard sale benefit fundraiser at the Old Wagon Wheel, 38096 Hwy 160, 2 miles east of Trinidad. Proceeds benefit the church’s building proj- ects. Information or donations: Lauri Duran, 719-846-8590. ~Aguilar Spring Cleanup SATURDAY (8:30-11:30 a.m.) Second annual event begins in the City Park with barbecue lunch provided for volunteers after the cleanup. Information: 719-941-4185. ~Lion’s Club Benefit SATURDAY (9 a.m.-3 p.m. / Flea Market & 4:30-7 p.m. Chili Supper) An- nual fundraiser for the Lion’s Club charitable projects will be held at the Izaak Walton Building, 1900 Santa Fe Trail Drive. Interest- ed vendors and information: Jack Maurer, 719-680-8510. ~Philosophy Discussion Group SATURDAY (12:30 – 2 p.m.) Join this free discussion group at the Lava Yoga Stu- dio, 828 Arizona. RSVP: 719-846-2325 or email: www/ Everyone is welcome. ~ Meditation Group SUNDAY (11 a.m.) You are invited to experience what meditation can do for you. This free group meets at the La Quinta Inn on Toupal Drive. Information: Noah Simpson, 719-680-0109 or 224-430-4322. ~Community Chorale SUNDAY (4 p.m.) & MONDAY (7 p.m.) The public is invited to attend a free concert “Hats Off to Broadway” that will be pre- sented at the Methodist Church, 216 Broom Street. Donations for the support of the cho- rale are always appreciated. PUBLIC SERVICE ~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. The Post is in desperate need of caring individuals to champion this organization that provides so many honor- able benefits to the community. theFinePrint WeatherWatCh Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 53. W-NW wind 5 to 10 mph be- coming NE in the afternoon. Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 33. N-NE wind 5 to 10 mph becoming W-SW after mid- night. Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. W-SW wind 5 to 10 mph becom- ing N-NW in the morning. Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 42. Light and variable wind becoming W-SW 5 to 10 mph in the evening. Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 79. West wind 5 to 10 mph. Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 48. W-SW wind around 10 mph. Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 81. West wind 10 to 15 mph. Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 48. W-SW wind 10 to 15 mph. riverCallPurgatoire River Call as of 04/30/2014. Llewelling & McCor- mick ditch: Priority #13 -- Ap- propriation date: 01/01/1864. Trinidad Reservoir Accounting: Release 400.69 AF Inflow 73.55 AF -- 37.08 CFS Evaporation 7.68 AF Content 17,789 AF Elevation 6,180.48 Precipitation 0 Downstream River Call / High- land Canal: 04/01/1884. theChroniCleneWs athousandWordsThey’re back! Everywhere you look in town, the dandelions are blooming like crazy. That can only mean one thing — it’s time for yardwork. GRANT PREPARATIONS Community leaders attend philanthropy ‘listening tour’ By Steve Block In anticipation of the regional Rural Philanthropy Days that will be put on in Trinidad from Sep- tember 24 through 26, representa- tives from several Colorado chari- table foundations came to town on Monday to listen to a group of local leaders and to learn about this community and the county in which it sits. The interactive gathering was held in the Pioneer Room at Trinidad State Junior College (TSJC) and featured rel- evant discussions about the area’s past, present and future. Susan Steele of the Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation chaired the meeting, which was part of a three-day whirlwind tour through the seven-county area that will be represented at Rural Philanthropy Days. Chris Wiant, the president and chief executive officer of the Caring for Colorado Foundation, asked a series of questions about Trinidad and Las Animas County to help the philanthropic organiza- tions bridge the information gap, so that grant-makers would arrive at the September event better pre- pared to collaborate and support local needs. The purpose of the learning tour was for the philanthropic organizations to gather informa- tion and to come up with a docu- ment that would help them to understand how they could help nonprofit entities in Southeastern Colorado. “We’re all really serious about bringing our resources to town and putting them in places that are going to help you do what needs to be done in your community,” Wi- ant said. Local leaders were asked to de- scribe the personality and culture of their community. Cy Michaels of the City Tourism Board said the City’s personality was changing, which she said was not unusual considering its size and its history as a coal-mining and gas-produc- ing region. “The coal-mining history is very important to the history of Trinidad, but then we have people who are moving here that know the history but want to create their future,” Michaels said. “It doesn’t look like the coal mines are going to open up again anytime soon, so then you have the other side. They want to have their kids educated, but educated in a way that empha- sizes art and creativity.” Michaels said that people who are new to town want more var- ied sources of entertainment, in- cluding visits to art galleries and theater shows. She said the City has many buildings that would be ideal for such cultural opportuni- ties, but Trinidad was still strug- gling to get over the hump and find ways to attract tourists and people who might be interested in mov- ing here permanently. County Administrator Leeann Fabec said the community was an intriguing blend of multi-genera- tional local families and newcom- ers to the area, and the challenge for local leaders was to come up with services and opportunities that would benefit people from both groups. Wiant asked what were the greatest needs of the Trinidad community and what were the big- gest challenges it faced. Phil Rico, the president of the Trinidad Community Founda- tion, said Trinidad had many low- income people who were on the social-service rolls. He said many people had had to leave in recent years to find better-paying jobs in Bruce Leonard / The Chronicle-News . . . a thousand words EDUCATIONAL BENEFIT Numerous scholarships funded at annual Trinidad State Foundation event By Greg Boyce The Trinidad State Education- al Foundation announced a very generous gift of $100,000 for schol- arships over the next two years at its annual Fun & Fundraiser held on April 26. That was just part of the fun- draising, which included a si- lent auction at Scott Gym on the Trinidad State Campus. Nearly two hundred people were in at- tendance for the event. The theme was “Hats Off to the Past, Present and Future.” The program in- cluded a three-course meal, served by 20 students who have received scholarships from the Foundation. Prior to the event, about a dozen others helped with transforming Scott Gym into an intimate ban- quet setting. Keynote speaker Tim Simmons presented a check for $1,925 to form the “Founder’s Club for the 1925 Fund,” named for the year the College was founded. Tim and his wife, Lynn, also pledged $2,014 if those in the audience would match that amount. After “passing the hat,” that amount was reached in just a few minutes. Foundation Executive Direc- tor Toni DeAngelis announced at the end of the evening that at- torney Franklin Azar, who could not be present due to a recent se- rious surgery, had pledged $50,000 this year for scholarships, as well as $50,000 next year. He also com- mitted another $150,000 for an ad- ditional three-year period, depen- dent on economic conditions at his law practice and the progress of the scholarship program. This is a total pledge of $250,000 over five years. DeAngelis said, “Franklin knows the value of education, and he believes that everyone should have the chance to go to college, regardless of their financial situ- ation. Franklin is committed to making a difference for Trinidad State students, [and] this is a won- derfully generous investment in the students of Trinidad State and the educational opportunities the students have available.” Trinidad State will work with Azar to develop a plan for how the scholarship money will be distrib- uted to students. The focus will be on student success and helping students complete their education at Trinidad State in order to go for- ward with further education at a four-year school or into the work- force. “Franklin has supported Trini- dad State in various ways, and he continues to support local groups like the Trinidad Golf Association and the Latin Scholarship Fund. We are so grateful to Franklin for his commitment to Trinidad and Trinidad State Junior College,” said DeAngelis. Keynote speaker Simmons shared what TSJC has meant to him. Simmons is the son of legend- ary Southern Colorado basketball coach Harry Simmons — known as “The Chief.” Harry Simmons coached 40 years at the high school, junior college and college levels, including Trinidad State Junior College. Of his father, Sim- mons told the crowd, “He meant so much to me. He was a character. I don’t think anyone could ever follow in his footsteps.” Simmons quoted his father as saying he got his start coaching in Pueblo Coun- ty, at Fountain and at Trinidad State. Simmons got a taste of the sports-information world at Southern Colorado State College, where he started keeping statis- tics for the football team and then wrote for the college newspaper. That was in 1965, and he’s been in sports-information businesses ever since. “I’ve made a living out of keeping stats and covering sports. And it’s been very enjoy- able.” Simmons is on the nominating committee for the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame. He urged those in attendance to write letters in sup- port of former Trinidad State Bas- ketball Coach Jim Toupal. “He’s been my number-one goal — to try to get him into the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame.” Several family members of the Hall of Fame inductees were pres- ent for the event. Don and Kather- ine Berg, Ben Johnson and Fidel Romero were inducted posthu- mously to the Trinidad State Hall of Fame as four people who have made a difference for Trinidad State and in the lives of countless students. Don and Katherine Berg were honored for their commit- Photos courtesy of Greg Boyce The Scott Gym, on the campus of Trinidad State Junior College, was trans- formed for the annual Fun and Friendraiser into a lavish venue. Trinidad State Educational Foundation Executive Director Toni DeAngelis, below left, pre- sented part of the old gym floor to keynote speaker Tim Simmons at the Fun and Friendraiser on April 26. Continued on Page 2 ... Continued on Page 4 ...
  2. 2. Thursday, May 1, 2014 Page 3The Chronicle-News Trinidad, Colorado Education By Steve Block The Chronicle-News When a college semester draws to a close, the ugly giant staring students in the face is called Finals Week, when pressure is the norm and good grades on tests are criti- cal to any student’s future. Trinidad State Junior College hosted a “Stress-Free Day” on Tuesday to give its students the chance to relax and get focused on next week’s final exams. The event was held in the Stu- dent Success Center at the Freu- denthal Library. Free massages, portrait drawings, manicures and other forms of relaxation were ac- companied by the lilting guitar work of Desi Maxwell. Kay Evans, massage and holistic health instructor, said the college holds stress-free days several times a year, and her students work to take the pressure off of their fellow students. “They’ve gotten quite good at it, I must say,” Evans said. “They’re using massage chairs that take all the weight off the limbs of the body. It helps people kind of be supported as they receive massage. We’re do- ing 10-minute sessions today, just to take the edge off before they have to get to grips with their finals.” Evans is a New Zealand native who’s been teaching at TSJC for the past eight years. She said she found out when she went to a conference in Denver that the massage and holistic- health field is exploding right now. “There’s so much out there right now for these students, it’s just unbelievable,” she said. “The whole area of wellness has really taken off. They don’t just learn the massage techniques. They learn the things that will support a good healthy lifestyle, such as diet and exercise, all the sorts of things to do with what we call somatic quieting, like breathing and visualizations to make sure that our nervous systems are in a space that we don’t transfer stress to somebody. That’s really important. All of that is part of their training.” Evans said four students would earn their two-year degrees in applied science through the program this semester, while 10 others would earn certificates through another program. She said she loves to see her students grow as they advance through the program. “I love the transformation that happens with the students,” she said. “I think that’s the thing that keeps me going. Sometimes I despair, but I’m the world’s biggest nag. So I hang in there and, for example, just in the last six weeks I’ve got students that I thought, ‘Oh my God, are they going to make it?’ They’ve really stepped up to the plate and have become who I wanted them to be. Then I know all the nagging was worth it. There’s a lot that they have to accomplish in organiza- tion as well as study. They tend to rely more on their actual demonstrated compe- tence rather than their aca- demia. If they can show me their competence and their thought processes, then that’s what I need. Now we’ll work on the exam.” Kathleen DiCristino has been teaching cosmetology classes at TSJC since 1987, after earning her cosmetol- ogy certificate there and working in Trinidad salons for three years. DiCristino was asked about the job market in her field and said it was generally very positive. “I think we will always fare well,” DiCristino said. “Our industry tends to weather poor economic times a little better than some other indus- tries. We may not do as well when the econ- omy is thriving, but they tend to be able to hold their own until things improve. There are job openings, even in our little commu- nity, and if they move on to bigger cities, they shouldn’t have too much trouble find- ing work.” She said a full cosmetology degree al- lows graduates to work with hair, nails and skin, though other certificate pro- grams TSJC offers allow students to specialize in one field or the other. “Skincare is kind of a big movement in our industry right now,” she said. “More people are seeking or needing those kinds of services, so that’s kind of a growth area for us.” She doesn’t recommend tan- ning, because it is not healthy for the skin and increases a person’s exposure to harmful ultraviolet rays. “I always tell my students that I don’t see how they can pro- mote skincare and be in favor of tanning,” she said. “They just don’t go together.” She said it takes four semesters to get through the cosmetology program. The program currently has 22 students enrolled. She said she loves what she’s doing. “I enjoy the contact with the students and the public,” she said. “If you would have asked me when I was in high school if this would have been my career path, I never would have considered it, but I’m so glad I came upon cosmetology, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I really enjoy the college. It’s really a great environment. We have a family-type setting here. The faculty, staff and students all work together for the betterment of the college.” The stresses of college life seemed to ebb away for the students as they found time to relax and enjoy a little therapy, and, of course, they also enjoyed each other’s company. Upcoming finals week creates need for TSJC Stress-Free Day RELAXATION THERAPY EGGCITING EVENT COGs Early Learn- ing Center holds Easter Egg Drop Special to The Chronicle-News The annual South Central Council of Gov- ernments’ Early Learning Center had initially scheduled the Annual Easter Egg Drop for Thursday, April 17. Snow, however, caused it to be rescheduled for Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Initially it was thought that the postponement would put a damper on the event, but that was not the case. Children, parents, grandparents, SCCOG staff, Harry Sawyer senior citizens, fire fighters, ambulance district staff and neighbors in the Rosita and Frost neighbor- hood came out in great numbers to witness the annual event. Each spring the children at the Early Learning Center participate in numerous science and math activities involving eggs. Children weigh and measure eggs, dye eggs, match numbers on eggs, sink and float whole and raw eggs and guestimate what will hap- pen. They make an egg-salad recipe, and the final project is a family homework assignment to package a raw egg. This year, Colton Nelson and his dad, Keith Nelson, packaged their raw egg in Styrofoam andBroncoducttapeandwereheavilyincom- petition with cousin Kayden Salapich and her dad, Brandon Salapich. The brother-in-laws practiced dropping projects from a back hoe prior to the event to heighten the excitement. Kayden and her dad packaged their egg in a diaper box packed with foam pieces, and nei- ther of the egg projects broke, creating a tie. Max Martinez and Matt Comden from the Trinidad Fire Department were elected to go up on the 50- to 65-foot ladder on the ladder truck this year to drop the projects, and fire- fighters are already plotting next year’s proj- ecttogenerate“eggcitement.”Typicalprojects included flour sacks with a packed raw egg, parachutes and stuffed animals. Brody Rob- inson’s project was a giant spiral that twirled to the ground as the day came to an end, but unfortunately his egg didn’t survive the fall. Program Director Deb Hartman stated that children used to have to be told that it was OK for their eggs to break, and now many chil- dren try to create interesting projects that will break creatively and cause a huge splash. All of the participants and viewers had fun, and the weather turned out to be terrific. This year, 40 eggs survived and 39 eggs did not survive, which is consistent with the 50-50 percentage that has prevailed over the last 16 years. So next year’s eggciting event promises to feature many creative science/math projects created by young children and their families, and the projects will provide learning experiences as well as plenty of fun. And, of course, the event will be a great way to celebrate spring. Photo courtesy of SCCOG A fireman is about to drop an egg, swaddled in a protective science project designed to pro- tect it, from oh-so-high up during South Central Council of Governments’ Early Learning Cen- ter’s Annual Easter Egg Drop on Thursday, April 22. Photos by Steve Block / The Chronicle-News Alexander Serafini, above, practices massage therapy on cos- metology instructor Kathleen DiCristino during TSJC’s Stress- Free Day on Tuesday. Massage and holistic-health instructor, Kay Evans, left, and cosmetology instructor Kathleen DiCristino, below, helped students learn to take a moment to enjoy a little relaxation therapy. Raven Paiz, lower left, sketches Jeanna Pedri at the event. By Jeanie Lerche Davis WebMD Your chatterbox son now answers your questions with a sullen “yes” or “no.” Your charming daughter won’t go to the store with you at all anymore. They must be teenagers. Don’t despair. It’s natural -- and important -- for kids to break away from their parents at this age. This emotional separation allows them to become well-adjusted adults. Yet these must be among the most difficult years for any parent. To help with parenting tips, WebMD turned to three na- tional experts: David Elkind, PhD, au- thor of “All Grown Up and No Place to Go” and a pro- fessor of child development at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. Amy Bobrow, PhD, a clinical psychologist and professor in the Child Study Center at New York University School of Medi- cine in Manhattan. Nadine Kaslow, PhD, professor of psychia- try and behavioral sciences at Emory Univer- sity. 10 Parenting Tips 1. Give kids some leeway Giving teens a chance to establish their own iden- tity, giving them more independence, is essential to helping them establish their own place in the world. “But if it means he’s going out with a bad crowd, that’s another thing,” says Elkind. 2. Choose your battles wisely “Doing themselves harm or doing something that could be permanent (like a tattoo), those things mat- ter,” says Kaslow. “Purple hair, a messy room -- those don’t matter.” Don’t nitpick. 3. Invite their friends for dinner It helps to meet kids you have questions about. “You’re not flat-out rejecting them, you’re at least making an overture. When kids see them, see how their friends act with their parents, they can get a bet- ter sense of those friends,” Elkind tells WebMD. “It’s the old adage, you catch more bears with honey than vinegar. If you flatly say, you can’t go out with those kids, it often can backfire -- it just increases the an- tagonism.” 4. Decide rules and discipline in advance“If it’s a two-parent family, it’s important for parents to have their own discussion, so they can come to some kind of agreement, so parents are on the same page,” says Bobrow. Whether you ban them from driving for a week or a month, whether you ground them for a week, cut back on their allowance or Internet use -- whatever -- set it in advance. If the kid says it isn’t fair, then you have to agree on what is fair punishment. Then, follow through with the conse- quences. 5. Discuss ‘checking in’ “Give teens age-appropriate autonomy, especially if they behave appropriately,” says Kaslow. “But you need to know where they are. That’s part of responsible parenting. If it feels necessary, require them to call you during the evening, to check in. But that depends on the teen, how responsible they have been.” 6. Talk to teens about risks Whether it’s drugs, driving, or premarital sex, your kids need to know the worst that could happen. 7. Give teens a game plan Tell them: “If the only op- tion is getting into a car with a drunk driver, call me -- I don’t care if it’s 3 in the morning,” says Bodrow. Or make sure they have cab fare. “Help them figure out how to handle a potentially unsafe situation, yet save face,” she suggests. “Brainstorm with them. Come up with a solution that feels comfortable for that child.” 8. Keep the door open Don’t interrogate, but act interested. Share a few tidbits about your own day; ask about theirs. How was the concert? How was the date? How was your day? Another good line: “You may not feel like talking about what happened right now. I know what that’s like. But if you feel like talking about it later, you come to me,” Elkind suggests. 9. Let kids feel guilty “I think too much is made about self-esteem,” says Elkind. “Feeling good about yourself is healthy. But people should feel bad if they have hurt someone or done something wrong. Kids need to feel bad some- times. Guilt is a healthy emotion. When kids have done something wrong, we hope they feel bad, we hope they feel guilty.” 10. Be a role model Your actions -- even more than your words -- are critical in helping teens adopt good moral and ethical standards, says Elkind. If they have a good role model from early on, they will be less likely to make bad de- cisions in their rebellious teen years. How do you breach the barriers of adolescence? RAISING TEENS
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Colfax County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 29 Cars 2001 Saab For Sale Excellant cond. Call Becky 859-1051 30 Trucks FOR SALE 1994 Dodge 3/4 ton 4x4 Pkup with Hiniker Snow Plow Attached. Runs very good. $8700.00 845-0289 33 Motorcycles 1997 RED Harley Sportster $3500 OBO. 719-846-8720 or 680-4555 38 Announcements CRHDC is considering developing a mutual self- help housing program in Trinidad and we are seeking potential applicants. Families participating in a mutual self-help project perform approximately 65 percent of the construction labor on each other's homes under qualified supervision. The savings from the reduction in labor costs allows otherwise ineligible families to own their homes. If you are interested, please call 719-589-1680, or elopment/SelfHelpHousing 40 Professional Services LANDSCAPING, YARD work, branch removal, hoop greenhouses Call American Landscaping 541-530-0572 RBS TRUE Value Building Materials 2 locations: Raton North Downtown & Angel Fire 575-445-2725 Priced Right Affordable: Kitchen and Home Cabinets made by Legacy Debut Spring and Summer Jump Start: Organic Richlawn Fertilizer for Lawn and Garden 06 OFFICE SPACE for rent. Great location! $500mo w/ $500dep Call (719)422-8260 07 Commercial Property OFFICE SPACE 108 Maple $400mo incl. utilities 680-2225 11 Mountain Property REPO 35+Ac. Trees, views, remote EZ access. Minutes from town. Great cabin, hunting or camping property. $22,000 w/ terms 719-598-7941 16 EMPLOYMENT HELP WANTED TRINIDAD SCHOOL DISTRICT #1 IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING COACHING POSITIONS FOR THE 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR: HEAD COACH/ASSISTANT VOLLEYBALL GIRLS- TRINIDAD MIDDLE SCHOOL HEAD COACH/ASSISTANT BASKETBALL GIRLS- TRINIDAD MIDDLE SCHOOL HEAD COACH/ASSISTANT FOOTBALL BOYS- TRINIDAD MIDDLE SCHOOL HEAD COACH/ASSISTANT BASKETBALL BOYS- TRINIDAD HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADING COACH-TRINIDAD MIDDLE SCHOOL HEAD COACH/ASSISTANT FOOTBALL BOYS- TRINIDAD HIGH SCHOOL HEAD COACH/ASSISTANT VOLLEYBALL GIRLS- TRINIDAD HIGH SCHOOL HEAD COACH/ASSISTANT BASKETBALL BOYS- TRINIDAD HIGH SCHOOL HEAD COACH/ASSISTANT BASKETBALL GIRLS- TRINIDAD HIGH SCHOOL BOYS GOLF HEAD COACH/ASSISTANT WRESTLING BOYS- TRINIDAD HIGH SCHOOL HEAD COACH WRESTLING BOYS- TRINIDAD MIDDLE SCHOOL CHEERLEADING COACH-TRINIDAD HIGH SCHOOL PLEASE SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: TRINIDAD SCHOOL DISTRICT #1 1021 PIERCE ST. TRINIDAD, CO 81082 ATTENTION: DIANA CALL 845-2048 FOR ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THESE POSITIONS PUBLISH: MAY 1, 2, 5, 2014 17 Help Wanted CENTURY FINANCIAL Group. Needed: Experienced bookkeeper/payroll/ accounting team member. Competitive pay and full benefits. Apply via Fax at 719-845-1071 attn: Bernadette. Crossroads Turning Points, Inc. Accepting applications for the following position. 2-PT and 1-FT CIC Caseworkers (This position is Shift Work and starting pay is $11.25 per hour) For more information regarding this position, and instructions on how to apply, please visit our web site at Email your completed application to Human Resources at Full-time Conservation Technician position available with the Conservation Districts in the Trinidad, CO, NRCS office. Must have computer skills, knowledge of agriculture, surveying and conservation. Salary is $28,000/yr and pay is bi/weekly. For questions, position description or to submit your resume, contact Jonnalea Tortorelli or Levi Montoya at the District Office at (719) 846- 3681 X104, or at 3590 East Main St. Trinidad, CO. Deadline to apply is May 9th. 01 Real Estate 172+ ACRES in Aguilar w/ a 3/2 remodeled home central air and heat. Cash Realty POB 56342 Houston, TX 77256 Call 713-623-2935 02 Houses For Sale 2 STORY 2BD 2BA 2,000+ Sqft detached 3 car garage +workshop & horse barn. 77 acres fenced. Good well $250k 845-7440 23360 Cty Rd 18.3, Segundo. 3BD/1Ba 1900 sq ft, large yard, detached 2 car garage. AS IS, $25000. call 303-386- 4529 or 303-277-9455. 5BD HOUSE for sale $150k obo serious inquiries only PLEASE. Good income property. 719-672-3697 NO MONTHLY PMT! Two adjacent 1BR cottages $135K. Rent on one pays mortgage for both. And more. 105/107 Frost. By owner. Mark (719) 422-4533. VICTORIAN HOME for sale in Trinidad on 1.7 acres, borders city limits. Upgraded plumbing, electrical, and remodeled interior, needs work. Motivated seller. $65k or best offer. Call (303)704-8934 03 Houses For Rent 2 BD HOME in the country, no pets, 719-846-3518 2BD HOUSE $500MO 805 E. 1st 303-668-6059 2BD 1BA $500MO + $300dep Call Henry 846-4859 3 BD 1 BA close to town $675 +Dep. No Smoking, No Pets, Section 8 okay 846-4695 LARGE 4 BDRM, 2 ba, mud rm, basement, all appliances, fenced yard. Cokedale. $850 mo/$850 sec. dep. 719-846-0359 LG 3BD 2BA house w/ garage $845mo Call 719-250-7855 3BD 1BA HOME for rent. Clean, storage, fenced yard, new tile $600 mo + $750 dep Section 8 ok Call 303-809-1232 2BD 2BA Home on 5 acres in Rancho Lagarita Completely Furnished $850+ deposit Animals welcome. 719- 545-1810 or 719-406-1128 2BD 2BA Home on 5 acres in Rancho Lagarita Completely Furnished Great Well $115,000 719-545- 1810 or 719-406-1128 1BD 1BA $450MO $450dep references req Call 859-7703 3BD 2BA HOUSE with 3car garage LG deck. Like new throughout. $750mo + First&last as dep. Call Les 680-1865 2BD, 1BA APPLIANCES 319 1/2 Animas St. Call 719-240-9909 2BD $575MO & $575DEP references required. No pets. Call 859-7703 CHARMING 3 BDRM, 1 ba, fireplace, wood floors, W/D, finished basement, fenced backyard. Pet ok with pet deposit. Oak St. $750 mo/$750 sec. dep. 719-846-0359 SHOP FOR RENT Cordova's Auto-Body. $600mo Call 846-9620 or 680-4852 CHARMING 1 BR Cottage. Tdad. Fenced backyard. $600/mo. Mark (719) 422-4533 BEAUTIFUL FULLY FURNISHED executive home. 3BD 2BA $1400mo + $1400dep Call Pamela 859-9824 HOENHE SCHOOL DIST fabulous 3BD 3BA with finished walkout basement. Cooks dream kitchen and attached 2 car garage $1700mo $1700dep Call 846-9824 COOL LOFT STYLE, 1BD furnished No pets no Smk $600/ mo 817-944-5302 04 Apartments 3BD 2BA Duplex upper unit recently painted all util included $795 mo+$795 dep. Call 846-8616 FOR RENT nice 1bd apt in clean quiet building $375mo plus dep 627 Arizona Call 719-679-2653 PRIVATE FURN rooms in quiet downtown bldg. Rents from $275. All utilities pd. Available now. No pets, no smoking. Call Susan (719) 422-8018 90 LegalLegals Bids Currently Being Accepted The Spanish Peaks-Purgatoire River Conservation District is currently accepting bids to construct a metal carport at the USDA Service Center at 3590 East Main Street in Trinidad, Colorado. For project specifications, to submit a bid and for more information please contact Jonnalea Tortorelli at 719-846-3681 ext. 104 or come by the District office at 3590 East Main Street. Deadline for bids is May 9th. Published: April 28, 29, 30, 2014 May 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 2014 53247 Bids Currently Being Accepted The Spanish Peaks-Purgatoire River Conservation District is currently accepting bids for asphalt painting and repair in the USDA Service Center parking lot at 3590 East Main Street in Trinidad, Colorado. For project specifications, to submit a bid and for more information please contact Jonnalea Tortorelli at 719-846-3681 ext. 104 or come by the District office at 3590 East Main Street. Deadline for bids is May 9th. Published: April 28, 29, 30, 2014 May 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 2014 53249 90 LegalLegals Notice of Public Hearing By The Las Animas County Board of Commissioners Please be advised that the Board of County Commissioners of Las Animas County, Colorado Shall conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 beginning at 10:00 A.M. to hear public comment on the following: Application SUP 14-002 submitted by Las Animas County Road & Bridge seeking approval of the development of a new mine that gravel and other County Road maintenance products will be extracted from, owned by Mesa De Maya Ranch, located at 1581 C.R. 165.1, Branson, Colorado 81027 Any person wishing to make public comments on the public hearing may submit his/her comment(s) in written form to the Board of County Commissioners at the Las Animas County Courthouse, Room 110, 200 East First Street, Trinidad, CO 81082, in advance of the date and time of said public hearings. By Order of the Board of County Commissioners of Las Animas County, Colorado PUBLISHED: May 1, 2014 53244 NOTICE The Primero School Board of Education declared a vacancy on the Board effective April 14, 2014, and is seeking candidates to fill the seat. Anyone interested in the position is asked to submit a letter of interest to the Primero School District RE-2 Board of Education, 20200 State Highway 12, Weston, CO 81091, by [time] on June 1, 2014. The appointee will serve the remainder of the term until the next regular school biennial election in November 2015, at which time a successor will be elected to a four (4) year term. Candidates are reminded that they must be a resident and registered voter of the School 90 LegalLegals NOTICE The Primero School Board of Education declared a vacancy on the Board effective April 14, 2014, and is seeking candidates to fill the seat. Anyone interested in the position is asked to submit a letter of interest to the Primero School District RE-2 Board of Education, 20200 State Highway 12, Weston, CO 81091, by [time] on June 1, 2014. The appointee will serve the remainder of the term until the next regular school biennial election in November 2015, at which time a successor will be elected to a four (4) year term. Candidates are reminded that they must be a resident and registered voter of the School District to be eligible for consideration. By resolution of the Board, no active employee of the Primero RE-2 School District may run for or hold a Board position. Please submit a letter of intent by June 15, 2014 to Primero School District RE-2 Board of Education, 20200 State Highway 12, Weston, CO 81091. 4842-4233-6538, v. 1 Published: April 25, 28, 29, 30, 2014 May 1, 2014 53225 Request for Proposal Miners Colfax Medical Center (MCMC), 203 Hospital Drive, Raton, NM 87740 is soliciting Request for Proposals from qualified persons, firms and/or corporations to provide Audit Services at the Acute Care Facility of Miners Colfax Medical Center. Proposal packages may be received from the Purchasing Department of Miners Colfax Medical Center. Telephone number (575) 445-3661, or by writing to the above address requesting the information. Also information is available at our website at Sealed bids must be submitted by the deadline date of May 19, 2014, no later than 2:00 PM, M.S.T. Proposals submitted after that date and time shall not be accepted. Please reference Request for Proposal number 14-662- 0100-907, dead line date and time on the bottom left hand corner of the sealed envelope. PUBLISHED: April 30, 2014 53296 May 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 2014 Dearabby COUPLES FIND COMMON GROUND ON DIFFERENT SPIRITUAL PATHS DEAR ABBY: I’m writing to support “Feeling Coerced in San Diego” (Feb. 14), who is uncomfortable attending church with her husband. I understand her feelings because I, too, am an atheist in a relation- ship with a religious man. There is another op- tion besides abstaining from church or attend- ing only on major holi- days, and that would be for “Coerced” and her husband to try a different church. One religion that embraces atheist church mem- bers is Unitarian Uni- versalism. UU congregations are often made up of people from different backgrounds -- Christian, Jewish, athe- ist and more. The focus of the sermons is on living a good life, treating other people and our planet with respect, and following one’s own path to spiritual enlightenment. It’s likely that “Coerced” and her husband could both feel at home in such a congrega- tion. -- CHELSEA IN WICHITA DEAR CHELSEA: Thank you for your suggestion -- it’s one that was echoed by many other readers. I have mentioned the Unitarian Universalist denomination and its website ( before in my column. Readers’ comments were enlightening: DEAR ABBY: I, too, am in a “mixed mar- riage.” I’m religious and my husband is an atheist. We agree to disagree on the matter. Religion (or lack of it) is a very personal thing, and however we feel, we owe each other respect for our different views. “Coerced” is great for trying to accom- modate her husband, but now that they see it didn’t work, he should stop pressuring her. She can refrain from going to services, but should consider attending the church’s social events. This solution worked well for us. My husband and my church friends get along well. Of course, this depends on the nature of the church. Mine happens to be one of the more progressive. It’s worth a try. -- KATH- RYN IN OTTAWA, CANADA DEAR ABBY: I knew my husband was atheist when we married. Our spiritual journeys are different, and we’re not going to change each other. We agreed I would raise our kids Catho- lic. I never expect him to be at church with us on Sundays, but on important sacra- ments (baptism, first communion, confir- mation), he is there with the whole family because he realizes these events are impor- tant for his kids and me. He has become friendly with some of my clergy and fellow congregants, who accept him for the won- derful person he is. Maybe in the future “Coerced” could at- tend an event like a church spaghetti din- ner, something outside of services, and get to know the people her husband spends time with on Sunday. And he could spend a weekend doing a silent hiking retreat with his wife and her friends. Respecting each other’s spiritual path is a first step toward appreciating each other’s differences and growing together. -- BLESSED IN OREGON DEAR ABBY: “Coerced” is lucky to have a man who attends church and wants her to go, too. She might consider helping in the nursery. That way, she’s there with him but doesn’t have to listen to the message. Churches are always looking for help so parents can actually attend the service. -- LAURA IN CONNECTICUT Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Bu- ren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. For everything you need to know about wedding planning, order “How to Have a Lovely Wedding.” Send your name and mail- ing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Wedding Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.) ment and service to Trinidad State. Don served as President of the Trinidad State Educational Foundation Board. They also established the Albert V. Berg Memorial Scholarship. The Berg Administration Building is named after Don’s father, Al- bert. Janet (Berg) Swift and Bill Berg ac- cepted the award on behalf of their parents. Ben Johnson was one of the founding members of the Trinidad State Educational Foundation and was a member of the col- lege Advisory Council for more than 35 years, from 1939 to 1975. Ben’s grandson, Brad, accepted the award for the Johnson family. He spoke of his grandfather’s com- mitment and dedication to the College and the students. Fidel Romero was a long-time custodian at Trinidad State. He touched thousands of lives with his kindness and wisdom. His family honored his commitment to educa- tion and Trinidad State by establishing the Fidel Romero Scholarship. Fidel’s son, Bob Romero, accepted on behalf of the Romero family. Bob recounted what TSJC meant to his father and his family. The silent auction featured dozens of items for sale. From a handmade bracelet by Calvin Begay, which sold for more than $1,500, to various photos and portraits, many unique items and services were sold to raise funds. The silent auction raised $5,640 this year. The mission of the Trinidad State Junior College Educational Foundation is to pro- mote the growth and development of Trini- dad State. The proceeds directly tied to the event totaled nearly $33,000, not including the “1925 Fund” gift and the announced scholarship-program gift. The Foundation is a private, non-profit corporation founded in 1968 to raise and manage private gifts for Trinidad State. Trinidad State Foundation event ... Continued from Page 1 Photos courtesy of Greg Boyce Brad Johnson accepts an award honoring his grandfather, the late Ben Johnson, one of the founding members of the Educational Foundation.