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  1. 1. 50Cents Trinidad Colorado Proudly Serving Southeastern Colorado and Northeastern New Mexico • ~ Vol. 138, No. 112 Thursday June5,2014 JUNE 5 ~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. ~Las Animas County THURSDAY (9 a.m.) Board of County Commissioners meeting is in the Las Animas Courthouse, 200 E. First St., Room 201. In- formation: 719-845-2568. COUNTY COM- MISSIONERS: Gary Hill (719-845-2595), Mack Louden (719-845-2592), and Anthony Abeyta (719-846-9300). ~Economic Development THURSDAY (3 p.m.) Trinidad and Las Animas County Board of Directors will meet at 134 West Main Street, Suite 23 (Bell Block). Information: 719-846-9412. ~SPPRCD Meeting THURSDAY (7 p.m.) Spanish Peaks Purgatoire River Conservation District meets at the District Office. Information: 719-846- 3681 Ext. 117. Today’s Quote “How can anyone ever love you for who you are if you become someone else to be with them?” ~Unknown JUNE 6-8 ~Holy Trinity Flea Market FRIDAY & SATURDAY (8 a.m.-2 p.m.) The annual Holy Trinity Flea Market will be held in the Sebastiani gym. Proceeds will benefit the church restoration project. ~Annual Book Sale FRIDAY (8 a.m.-2 p.m.) Mount San Rafael Hospital Auxiliary’s annual Book Sale fundraiser will be in the lobby of the hospi- tal, 410 Benedicta Ave. Information: Sylvia Lackey, 719-846-6497. ~Community Blood Drive FRIDAY (Noon-4 p.m.) Help save a life! Bonfils Blood Drive will be held in the Pio- neer Room at Trinidad State Junior College, 600 Prospect St. Sign-up and information: Bonfils Appointment Center, 800-365-0006 or ~American Legion FRIDAY (5 p.m.) The Trinidad American Legion meets the first Friday of the month at the Elks Club on Maple St. Information: John Garduno, 719-680-1277. ~FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE! THIS FRIDAY (7-10 p.m.) Kids from 13- 18 can join in the fun at the Mt. Carmel Com- munity Center for music, dancing, snacks, games and more. Event is free (parents/ guardian must sign in and out for 13 – 17 year old teens). Sponsored by TSJC and lo- cal merchants. Facebook info: https://www.!/pages/Friday-Night- Live/1448564638717198. ~Stonewall Fishing Tournament SATURDAY (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. ~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. ~Guadalupe Society SUNDAY: Group only meets for 11 a.m. Mass at Holy Trinity Church during June and July. Questions, call Rose Mestas at (719) 846-3647. ~ 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. ~TRINIDAD LAKE STATE PARK Information: Park Office, 719-846-3818 *FRIDAY (8 p.m.) “Ranger Campfire Talk” at the park amphitheater. *SATURDAY (9 a.m.) “Kids Nature Walk About the Campground,” come enjoy “Pretty, Prickly and Pervasive Plants” with Karen Wolf. Group meets at the Visitors’ Center. *SATURDAY (8 p.m.) “Star Party on Carpios Ridge,” will be a terrific night view- ing of our galactic wonders with Dr. Robert Philbin at the amphitheater. *SUNDAY (6 p.m.) NEW THIS YEAR: A Ranger Hike every Sunday night thru Labor Day. Meet at the Visitor’s Center to begin the adventure. PUBLIC SERVICE ~Annual Family Fun Days JUNE 19-22: Join the family-friendly festivities at the 2nd Annual Family Fun Days to be held at the Las Animas County Fair- grounds on N. Linden St. Activities include live bands, food vendors, arts and crafts and carnival rides. Admission to the event is free. Information: 719-680-4677. ~Vacation Bible School JUNE 23-27 (9 a.m.-Noon) Fishers Peak Community Church will hold it’s annual Vacation Bible School for kids (K-6th Grade) at the church, 10377 Santa Fe Grail Drive. Information: 719-846-6018 (M-Th 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.). TheFinePrint WeatherWatchThursday: A 20 percent chance of show- ers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. N-NW wind 5 to 15 mph becoming E-SE in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch. Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. SE wind 5 to 15 mph. Friday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 79. SWwind 5 to 10 mph becoming E-SE in the morning. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quar- ter of an inch. Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. SE wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Saturday: A 30 percent chance of show- ers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. NW wind around 10 mph becoming east northeast in the afternoon. Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. RiverCallPurgatoire River Call as of: 06/04/14. Picketwire ditch: Pri- ority # 106 / Appropriation date: 04/16/1887. Trinidad Reservoir Accounting: Release 798.26 AF Inflow 559.92 AF -- 282.29 CFS Evaporation 18.66 AF Content 13,847 AF Elevation 6,173.74 Precipitation 0 Downstream River Call / Nine Mile Canal: 05/10/1887. TheChronicleNews Bruce Leonard / The Chronicle-News The Stonewall Fire Auxiliary will host the 18th Annual Monument Lake Fishing Tournament on Saturday. Over the years, the event has grown in popularity, drawing visitors from around the state and region to enjoy fishing and beautiful Colorado scenery. By Adam Sperandio Correspondent The Chronicle-News The Stonewall Fire Auxiliary will hold its 18th annual fishing tournament this Saturday, June 7, at Monument Lake, located about 37 miles west of Trinidad on High- way 12. The tournament is open to all ages, and participants are not required to have fishing licenses. Proceeds will benefit the Stone- wall Fire Auxiliary, which sup- ports the Stonewall Fire Depart- ment. The tournament is extremely popular, drawing participants from near and far. “We always have a good turnout,” said Nancy Sinor, head of the Stonewall Fire Auxiliary. “We average around 300 to 400 entrants for the tourna- ment every year. They come from all over — Texas, Kansas, New Mexico. I usually stay at Monu- ment Lake the night before so I can get everything ready in the morning, and it is already full. It’s going to be pretty big.” Cash prizes of $3,000 will be given away to the first-, second- and third-place finishers in men’s, women’s and youth classes, based on the heaviest fish. One lucky angler whose ticket is drawn will walk away with $1,000 in cold, hard cash just for showing up and registering to fish. Gift certificates for a night in Cripple Creek are also up for grabs. “Five hundred dollars will go to the first-place winners, $300 for second place and $200 for third,” Sinor said. “We also will give away $1,000 in cash, donated from Tercio Ranch, and a quilt made by the Stonewall Quilters. Last year the gentleman who won caught a 4 pound, 2 ounce trout fly fishing.” Registration starts at 7 a.m., with orientation taking place shortly thereafter. The tourna- ment will officially start at 9 a.m. The cost to register is $20 for adults and $15 for youths under 16 years old. Boats and live bait are prohibited, and anglers must fish from the shore, but they are encouraged to use whatever else they can find in their tackle boxes. For more information, call 719- 868-2249 or visit www.stonewall- Monument Lake event to make big splash on Saturday ANNUAL FISHING TOURNAMENT BATTLING BOREDOM Friday Night Live offers fun for teensBy Steve Block The Chronicle-News Teenagers often get a little bored once school lets out in late spring and they’re faced with the dogdaysofsummer.Tohelpallevi- ate the boredom, a local committee is sponsoring a series of free sum- mer events for teens called Friday Night Live. A parent or guardian must be present to sign kids into and out of all of the events. The Kick Off to Summer event will be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, June 6 at the Mt. Carm- el Health, Wellness and Communi- ty Center, located at 911 Robinson Ave. Music, dancing and games will be featured for kids from ages 13 to 18, and snacks will be served. The teens will also get the chance to hone their baseball-throwing skills by trying to send their teach- ers into a dunk tank. The purpose of the Friday Night Live events is to give teenag- ers a positive atmosphere and fun things to do during the summer. A costume party featuring a haunted house will be featured from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, June 13 at the Trinidad Communi- ty Center, located at 1309 Beshoar Ave. This fun event will be a pre- view of Halloween, as the kids get to check out each other’s costumes in preparation for the end-of-Octo- ber witching hour to come. Teens are invited to the Sec- ond Annual Trinidad Family Fun Days, which will be held from Thursday, June 19 to Sunday, June 22 at the Las Animas County Fairgrounds. This year’s activities will include the Sun Valley Rides Carnival, live bands, food vendors and arts-and-crafts booths. Other activities are still being added ev- ery week. Admission to the festi- val and listening to the live bands are free. This is an alcohol-free, family-friendly event. Pre-sale wristbands are available for sale now for those wanting to go on the carnival rides. Contact Tom Davis for a list of local ticket outlets or other information about the festi- val at 719-680-4677. A pool party and movie night will offer the chance for both in- door and outdoor enjoyment from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 27 at the City swimming pool, which is located just south of the commu- nity center. Friday Night Live offers teens the chance to shake off those sum- mer doldrums with fun and whole- some activities. Steve Block / The Chronicle-News Tai Dixon, left, and Josiah Gonzales shoot some hoops while cooling off at the Trinidad Family Aquatic Center, which will also be the scene of a Friday Night Live pool party and movie night for teens on Friday, June 27. FEDERAL PROGRAM TSJC offers free college financial-aid counseling Special to The Chronicle-News Sometimes the process of filling out the pa- perwork before heading to college can seem daunting. But through the federal program called TRiO, help is available in Trinidad, Ra- ton and Walsenburg. Kandy Ruiz is the new TRiO - Educational Opportunity Center Site Coordinator at Trinidad State Junior College. Ruiz provides help with college admissions, financial-aid applications, the Colorado Oppor- tunity Fund (COF), scholarship information, student loans and even GED. TRiO oversees eight programs aimed at helping first-gener- ation college students, as well as low-income students, get a college education. Ruiz has an office in the Berg Building, Room 209 on the Trinidad State Junior College Campus, and she is available Monday through Wednesday each week. She also is available to help prospective students in Raton on Thurs- days from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 130 Park Avenue in Raton, as well as Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Workforce Center in Walsenburg at 928 Russell Ave. To schedule an appointment, call 719-859- 5689 or 1-800-621-8752, ext. 5689. Photo courtesy of Greg Boyce Kandy Ruiz, TRiO and Educational Opportunity Center Site Coordinator at Trinidad State, splits her time among Trinidad, Walsenburg and Raton.