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  1. 1. 50Cents trinidad Colorado ~ Vol. 138, No. 74 Monday april14,2014 APRIL 14 ~SPBC Fire District MONDAY (9 a.m.) The Spanish Peaks/ Bon Carbo Fire Protection District Board of Directors will meet in Century Financial Group Building, 109 W. Main St. Information: Dana Phillips, 719-846-2080. ~Community Chorale MONDAY (6:15 p.m.) Rehearsals for the annual Spring Concert under the direction of Jireh Thomas are being held at the First United Methodist Church, 216 Broom St. Information: 719-846-3720. New members always welcome, no auditions necessary. ~Cowboy Church MONDAY (7 p.m.) PLEASE NOTE NEW SUMMER HOUR. Service with re- freshments to follow are held every second Monday at New Hope Ministries Church, Historic Wagon Wheel building on Highway 160 east of Trinidad. Today’s Quote “Income tax filing and payment day should be moved from April 15th to November 1st so it can be close to Election Day. People ought to have their tax bills fresh in mind as they go to vote.” ~Steven G. Calabresi APRIL 15 ~Las Animas County TUESDAY (9 a.m.) Board of County Commissioners meeting is in the Las Ani- mas Courthouse, 200 E. First St., Room 201. Information: 719-845-2568. COUNTY COM- MISSIONERS: Gary Hill (719-845-2595), Mack Louden (719-845-2592), and Anthony Abeyta (719-846-9300). ~Hoehne Fire Protection TUESDAY (6 p.m.) District Board of Di- rectors meets at the El Moro Station, 14386 Hwy 239 in Hoehne. All interested persons invited to attend. Information: Dana Phillips, 719-846-2080. ~Trinidad City Council TUESDAY (7 p.m.) Regular session, Council Chambers, City Hall, 135 N. Animas St. Information: Audra Garrett, 719-846- 9843. PUBLIC SERVICE ~Good Friday Service FRIDAY (7 p.m.) Faith Christian Fellow- ship will have special Good Friday Services at the church, 2608 Santa Fe Trail Drive. Everyone is welcome. Information: Bill Fra- shuer, 719-680-3030. ~Good Friday Presentation FRIDAY (7 p.m.) Come enjoy the music and drama of this year’s Easter presentation “Come To The Cross” to be held at the First Christian Church, 200 S. Walnut St. No ad- mission and everyone is welcome. ~Calling all Choir Members APRIL 19 (3 p.m.) Anyone interested in participating in our “Singspiration” for Easter is welcome to join us at the Trinidad Seventh-Day Adventist Church, corner of Ai- ello and Strong Streets. Information: Lauryce Hecker, 970-901-2054. ~Calling all Volunteers APRIL 24 (10 a.m.) Anyone interested in volunteering at the Mitchell Museum is encouraged to attend the annual Volunteer Coffee at the Museum. Information: Deb Bernhardt, 719-680-9048. ~Raton PBW Scholarship MAY 7 DEADLINE: A $500 scholarship for continuing education is available to any student or person in the work force in Colfax County. Information: Diane Dixon, 575-445- 2713. ~Calling all History Lovers MAY-SEPTEMBER: Anyone interested in volunteering for summer service at the Santa Fe Trail Museum please contact Paula Manini at 719-846-7217. It’s a great place to spend a few hours greeting visitors with some hometown hospitality. ~ArtoCade 2014 CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS: Anyone interested in participating in the Cardango Gala and all other events before and during the annual ArtoCade Festival please contact Rodney Wood at 719-334-0087 or artcar- ~From the LA County Clerk License plate renewal online. Go to: ~RECYCLE Terra Firma Recycling (Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. & Sat. 9 a.m.-Noon) at 2400 Nevada Ave. (The Water Station) will recycle paper, cardboard, tin can and plastic #1-#7. Information: Kelli Van Matre, 719-859-3998. ~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 Trinidad 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 Stop- pers anonymous tip line: 720-913-7867. theFineprint WeatherWatCh Monday: Snow showers likely, mainly before 11am. Cloudy through mid morning, then grad- ual clearing, with a high near 41. N-NW wind around 10 mph becoming E-SE in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow ac- cumulation of less than a half inch possible. Mostly clear, with a low around 25. SE wind 5 to 10 mph becoming W-SW after midnight. Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 62. SW wind around 10 mph. Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 32. W-SW wind 10 to 15 mph. Wednesday: A 10 percent chance of show- ers after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 64. W-SW wind 10 to 15 mph becoming north in the afternoon. Night: A chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. North wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipita- tion is 30%. Thursday: A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 47. North wind 10 to 15 mph. Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 31. NEwind 5 to 10 mph be- coming SW after midnight. riverCallPurgatoire River Call as of 04/10/2014. Chilili ditch: Prior- ity #7 -- Appropriation date: 04/30/1862. Trinidad Reservoir Accounting: Release 95.98 AF Inflow 45.24 AF -- 22.81 CFS Evaporation 10.26 AF Content 17,942 AF Elevation 6,180.71 Precipitation 0 Downstream River Call: High- land Canal: 05/31/1866. theChroniCleneWsECONOMICAL TRANSPORTATION Area partnership works toward building City CNG refueling stationBy Steve Block Along Interstate 25 between Colorado Springs and Santa Fe, N.M., there are plenty of places where drivers can stop to fill up with gasoline or diesel fuel, but no refueling stations offer Com- pressed Natural Gas (CNG). With an increasing number of vehicles fueled entirely or partially by CNG, a local partnership has come together to try to install a CNG refueling station in the Trinidad area, and the group met on Tues- day with representatives from the CNG industry and General Motors Corporation (GMC) to push the ef- fort forward. CNG can be much cheaper than gas or diesel. It’s measured in cubic-feet but is priced at CNG stations at a per-gallon conver- sion rate, called Gasoline Gallon Equivalent or GGE, so customers can more easily understand it. Natural-gas vehicles emit 25 percent less CO2 than vehicles that run on traditional gasoline or diesel. There is broad scientific consensus that our nation has enough natural gas right here at home to power much of America for generations to come. In fact, the Potential Gas Com- mittee,whichassessesthenatural- gas potential of the U.S., now re- ports that the U.S. has more than 1,800 trillion cubic feet of available gas. That’s a 35-percent leap from its 2009 forecast and the highest resource total ever reported in the organization’s 44-year history. Natural gas represents the only clean-energy option of adequate scale that exists today. By starting now, the expanded use of natural gas can make meaningful im- provements to air quality during the next 10 years, according to a CNG-related website. Pioneer Natural Resources is already using CNG to fuel 273 vehi- cles, representing 12 percent of its nationwide fleet. Pioneer’s Trini- dad location uses CNG to power 100 light trucks and 16 heavy trucks, according to Aaron Wil- liamson, facilities manager, who addressed attendees at a Wednes- day meeting about CNG in Trini- dad State Junior College’s Pioneer Room. Williamson said Pioneer has a CNG refueling station at its base west of Trinidad, but for legal reasons it can’t sell CNG to the public from that location. He said Pioneer is assessing a proj- ect to buy a CNG dedicated fleet from a third-party manufacturer, and a CNG portable fueling unit is also being assessed. Pioneer is also supporting the development of new-tank and home-refueling technology. Williamson said some of Pio- neer’s trucks were bi-fuel vehicles, using either gasoline or diesel fuel in addition to CNG, while some used CNG alone. It costs about $8,000 to convert a typical automobile using gaso- line only into a bi-fueled vehicle that also uses CNG. Some car and truck manufacturers make bi-fuel or CNG-only vehicles. The truck- ing industry has been a leader in pushing for CNG semi-tractors, and some major truck manufac- turers have begun producing them. Susan Smithson, fleet and com- mercial area sales manager for GMC’s western region, traveled to the Trinidad meeting in a new, bi- fueled Chevy Silverado truck from her office in Centennial. Smithson said GMC is producing several new bi-fueled vehicles, with a new, bi-fueled Impala coming out in a few months. She said the truck performed very well when using CNG on the trip and did not make any additional noise while using CNG. “CNG has lower emissions, and it’s also lower in price by any- where from a dollar to $1.50 per gallon,” Smithson said. “Those are really the advantages. We have trucks like this. We have the three- quarter and one-ton trucks, with the regular cab and the double cab. We’re coming out with an Impala, and we have vans and SUVs.” Smithson said she hoped Trini- dad would be able to get a CNG refueling station, noting that such Photos by Bruce Leonard / The Chronicle-News Out with the old . . . Man and machine, above, work together to bring down the building at 114 E. Main Street. The sidewalks that line Main Street and the roadway itself were closed in both directions on Sunday morning as workers knocked down the last standing elements of the building. Continued on Page 2 ... TSJC student art exhibition honors award winners By Scott Mastro Correspondent Recently, the 2014 Trinidad State Student Art Exhibition was put on at Gallery Main. On Wednesday, a selection of that art, including the award-winning works, opened as an exhibition at the Freudenthal Library on the campus of Trinidad State Junior College. Light refreshments were served at the informal reception that took place in the main floor library foyer. Artist and art impre- sario Rodney Wood had been the judge of the Gallery Main show. The first-, second- and third-place works, in order, were done by part- time Social Science major Laura Gowen (a graphite pencil work en- titled “Getting Ready”); Graphic Design major Raven Paiz (a char- coal work entitled “Beauty”); and Art major Elli Hillhouse (a graph- ite-and-charcoal piece entitled “Listening is Gold Also”). Theater major and Student Art Club member Ian Alexandrow- icz took the Merit Award, as well as receiving an Honorable Men- tion. Other Honorable Mention recipients were Adult Continuing Education students Deborah Ber- nhardt, Cynthia Ploski and Linda Nale and Art major Cedar-Rain Yellow Mule, who has been ac- cepted to the Academy of Art at the University in San Francisco, one of the nation’s leading art colleges. Two campus employees were browsing the artwork when one said, “I like the charcoals,” and the other said, “I’m impressed with art because I can’t do it.” Art professor Vilas Tonape gave thanks where they were due by saying, “Dean Ulibarri is the person who really made this show happen. It is through her efforts that we can make art visible to the community, in its museums and around town. We also have many fine patrons in the commu- nity who support and buy artwork shown here in Trinidad.” About her piece entitled “Get- ting Ready,” Gowen said, “It was a homework assignment entitled Self-Portrait. I tried several differ- ent things. When I put the towel on my head, I knew I had something. The robe made it complete. Profes- sor Tonape’s instruction is above all others I’ve studied under. I’m curious to see what I can learn from him in the future.” Paiz said, “My piece was for a Distortion homework assignment. The photo was in Pinterest. I did a wavy grid over it, not lined up as normal facial features. ‘Beauty’ is what transpired.” She added, “During the original exhibition at Gallery Main, I sold a piece enti- tled ‘Nevar,’ my name backwards, to a generous patron of the Trini- dad arts.” Hillhouse’s “Listening is Golden Also” came about from a still-life that Tonape set up. “It was drawn from life. I drew what I saw. It was an extra assignment I did in February. I’ve learned so EDUCATION Continued on Page 2 ...
  2. 2. Page 2 Monday, April 14, 2014 The Chronicle-News Trinidad, Colorado General Manager Allyson Sheumaker Advertising Sales-Adam Sperandio Classified- Kyla Clark Design & Legals- Krysta Toci News Room Editor: Bruce Leonard Features Editor & Fine Print Catherine Moser Reporter: Steve Block Circulation: Kaylee Reorda Business Hours: Monday - Friday 8 AM - 5 PM USPS #110-040 200 West Church Street P.O. Box 763, Trinidad, CO 81082 Member: Associated Press, Colorado Press Association Periodicals Postage Paid For At Trinidad, CO. Published Monday - Friday w w Subscription Rates Effective Aug. 1, 2013 Home Delivery Trinidad 1 Month ................$7.00 3 Months.............$21.00 6 Months.............$42.00 1 Year....................$84.00 LasAnimasCountyMail 1Month................$12.00 3Months..............$36.00 6Months..............$72.00 1Year...................$144.00 OutsideCountyMail 1Month................$18.00 3Months..............$54.00 6Months............$108.00 1Year...................$216.00 stations usually work best when they’re lo- cated at a traditional gas station. “I certainly hope you do,” she said. “We have a lot of people coming through, and the closest CNG stations I know about are in Santa Fe and Colorado Springs, so this would be right at the halfway point. In Ri- fle, they have one at a Shell station, and that works very well, but in Grand Junction it’s at a city-owned property, and I don’t think people know where to go to get it. They’re not looking for something that’s city owned, even though it’s open to the public, so I would think it’s best to have it at an ex- isting station.” Other vehicle manufacturers, such as Ford, Toyota and Honda also make bi-fu- eled vehicles. Colorado has taken some initiatives to provide incentives for increased CNG use. In April 2012, the Colorado State Senate ap- proved a bill aimed at making it easier to set up refueling and recharging stations for natural gas and electric vehicles. The new law makes it easier for retail, fleet and com- munity venues to provide spots for electric and compressed-natural gas vehicles to fuel up, according to a published report “The Colorado Cleantech Industry Asso- ciation (CCIA) believes this legislation will serve the interests of the State of Colorado by increasing the use of domestic energy sources, and helping to provide Coloradans with energy choices for their transporta- tion needs,” said CCIA Executive Director ChristineShapardwhenthebillwaspassed. “Most importantly, it fosters economic de- velopment by taking away unnecessary red tape and uncertainty when a retail business installs an electric-vehicle charging station or natural-gas fueling pump.” House Bill 1258 was designed to encour- age market development of electric and nat- ural-gas vehicles and the associated charg- ing and fueling infrastructure in Colorado. HB 1258, titled “Concerning Regulation of PublicUtilitiesinTermsofAlternativeFuel Vehicles,” allows electric vehicle charging and fueling infrastructure in Colorado by allowing electric vehicle charging stations, natural gas (CNG/LNG) and propane to be sold for alternative-fuel vehicles without being regulated by the state Public Utility Commission. The bill placed these alterna- tive fuels on par with gasoline and diesel in a competitive marketplace. Senator Cheri Jahn, (D-Wheat Ridge), and Representative Brian DelGrosso (R- Loveland), sponsored the bill. The Gover- nor’s Energy Office and Xcel Energy sup- ported it. “CCIA appreciates the bipartisan sup- port from the Colorado General Assembly to pass House Bill 1258 that sets the stage to allow expansion of electric and natural gas charging and fueling infrastructure in the state,” said Shapard. “Bringing down regu- latory barriers for business development in the clean-tech space meets Governor Hick- enlooper’s mission of making it easier to do business in Colorado, and it puts the state on the radar of the vehicle-manufacturing industry, which is also important.” The local group that’s pushing for a CNG station is the Raton Basin Regional Economic Development District (REDD), which is composed of business, civic and governmental leaders in Las Animas and Huerfano Counties, and Colfax County in New Mexico. Priscilla (Pete) Fraser, COG’s executivedirector,isamemberoftheREDD group and spoke at the meeting about the state and county tax incentives available for vehicle owners who convert their cars or trucks into bi-fueled vehicles using CNG. Fraser also stressed the importance of mov- ing rapidly on the CNG refueling station plan because of the limited timeframe in which state funding would be available. She said there is state funding available to subsidize building CNG stations, but the funding requires county matching funds, and some rural counties don’t have the money to put into matching funds. “We know that the Interstate 25 corridor, the Highway 160 corridor, the Highway 50 corridor and the Highway 350 East corridor are very important to our region, so that we have the continued operation for economic development,” Fraser said. “We don’t want to be the part of the map that didn’t do its homework, and that we didn’t get this done on time so we’re going to be bypassed. This is why it’s so crucial.… If we can strategical- ly place these stations in our corner of the world and say, ‘rural Colorado is extremely necessary,’ then regionally, our partner- ships will give us a stronger voice.” County Commissioner Mack Louden said the drive to build CNG refueling sta- tions was an ongoing process that would take time and hard work. “Keep in your minds that this is just a step,” Louden said. “If we can get this infrastructure built, then the people who are coming in, if we can get them to stay in Southern Colorado for an extra day and spend money, we’re way ahead of the game on everything else. Just keep thinking, ‘what else can we do with this? How can we piggyback on this?’” Representatives from Sparq Natural Gas, an Oklahoma-based company, also at- tended the meeting. The company has ex- pressed interest in building a CNG refuel- ing station in the Trinidad area. CNG refueling station ... Continued from Page 1 much since then — about shadows, high- lights, values of black and white and the rendering of the materials — how textures and materials interact. It’s as if it was done by someone else.” Tonape summed up by saying, “This isn’t just a college student art show. Look at this plaque.” It listed community busi- nesses that had donated materials and prizes to make the show the success that it was. “The Trinidad Area Arts Council do- nated their Gallery Main location for the original show. Ida and Sherry’s Used Fur- niture donated the artwork frames. Frank Images gave all the matting for the art. Golden Eagle Gallery Art Supplies sup- plied the $50 gift certificate for third place. Cedar Street Printing gave four copies of my course book for second place, which students must otherwise purchase. And the Trinidad State Education Foundation awarded $400 tuition to first place, so this isn’t just a college art presentation. This is a community event, and I deeply, deeply thank them all.” The Student Arts Award Show is pre- sented in the Freudenthal Library on the campus of TSJC and will run through April 30, from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The show is free and is open to the public. Freudenthal Library’s number is 719-846-5593, and the website is Photo courtesy of Greg Boyce At the Student Arts Award Exhibition, from left to right, Cedar- Rain Yellow Mule earned an Honorable Mention award; Laura Gowen won First Place; Raven Paiz won Second Place; and Ellie Hillhouse won Third Place. TSJC art exhibition ... Continued from Page 1 Colorado Legislature DENVER (AP) — Your weekly look at what’s com- ing up at the Colorado Leg- islature: MARIJUANA EDIBLES Marijuana edibles, and whether they look too entic- ing to children, are under scrutiny from lawmakers in the final weeks of the ses- sion. Two bills pending in the House address the issue of marijuana edibles and concentrates. One would direct state regulators to determine equivalency standards that translate just how much an ounce of the marijuana flower produces in its concentrated form. Another bill would broaden a ban on certain types of edibles to include products that mimic other foods or candies. Both bills face votes in House committees this week. TRAFFIC CAMERA BAN Traffic cameras that capture people who run red lights or speed would be banned in Colorado under a bill that has the backing of legislative leaders. The bill from Republican Sen. Scott Renfroe, who has pro- posed it before, has gained momentum this year with the co-sponsorship of Dem- ocratic Senate President Morgan Carroll and Demo- cratic House Speaker Mark Ferrandino. Local govern- ments opposing the bill ar- gue it takes away an impor- tant safety tool. The bill gets its first committee hearing in the Senate Monday. PROPERTY TAX FOR- GIVENESS Residents whose proper- ties were destroyed by wild- fires and floods last year are waiting to see if they’ll get some relief on their taxes from state lawmakers. The bill would forgive the prop- erty taxes of people who no longer have their homes because of the natural di- sasters. It’s expected to cost the state just over $2 mil- lion. The bill has cleared the House, and gets its first vote in the Senate Thursday. NO JAIL FOR FINES Responding to concerns raised from an American Civil Liberties Union re- port, lawmakers are consid- ering a proposal that forbids courts from jailing people who don’t have the means to pay a fine. Under the bill being considered in the Senate Judiciary Commit- tee Wednesday, defendants must be instructed that if they’re unable to pay a fine, they must contact the court for a hearing to explain why they can’t pay. Courts can determine payment plans. SHORT WEEK Lawmakers may take Good Friday off for a long Easter holiday weekend. But legislative leaders have warned lawmakers they may call off the holiday if enough work doesn’t get done. TheGoodolddaysOld radio listeners had it By Don Kingery Special to The Chronicle-News The modern generation can find dozens of things it can do better than older gen- erations did. But nobody could beat the old crowd when it came to imagination. In the days before electricity and elec- tronics, boys and girls did a lot of imagining about a lot of things. So did men and wom- an, of all ages. When electricity was extended to new areas, the imagination that people had built up was what made radio popular. Most ra- dio programs in the so-called old days de- pended upon the imagination of listeners for their survival. Today, movie and television images take away the imagination of the viewer, who provides nothing but his or her presence. And radio has changed. The only thing the listener can imagine now is how the people look who call in on talk shows. Radio wasn’t like that in the old days. From start to finish, radio required the imaginations of listeners. The best sound-effects men of early radio came from vaudeville orchestras, where they had become masters at using bulb- horns, drumbeats, cymbal-strikes, hand- bell rings and various band-instrument noises to deliver squawks, bangs, trombone blasts and other sound effects when the performers, from strip-teasers to burlesque comics, needed them. These men found it easy to jump from vaudeville into jobs as radio sound-effects men. In an unseen studio, sound-effects men found the perfect audience of listeners whose imaginations had been sharpened since childhood by living in a small, natural world, where everything beyond its bound- aries had to be imagined. While the sound-effects men thumped sandwithcoconutshellstomakehoof-beats, pounded their own chests and made gorilla noises, slapped pillows with rulers to create gunshots and stuck strips of cardboard into electric fans to create airplanes in flight, lis- teners created their own images. There were no standard images for lis- teners of early radio programs. Each lis- tener created his or her own images when a sound-effects man struck a large sheet of metal with a hammer to make thunder, swished his hands through a bowl of water to make rainfall, tapped a board with his knuckles to make footsteps and rapped on a door to make a knock that was either sinis- ter or innocent. Listeners created their own images of the people, the landscape and how the good or bad people looked, walked and acted. Listeners created their own storms and their own strangers walking through them. When radio magazines became popular, it was a surprise when listeners saw pic- tures of characters. The imaginary persons they had constructed with their imagina- tions were nothing like the real characters. Radio stars realized that listeners had created images of them that were far supe- rior to their real selves, and many stayed away from public appearances for that rea- son. They knew the imaginary vision radio listeners had of them was better than the real thing. Write Don Kingery, c/o American Press, Box 2893, Lake Charles, LA 70602, or e-mail IMAGINATION Steve Block / The Chronicle-News Susan Smithson of General Motors drove this bi-fueled truck from her Centennial office to Trinidad for the CNG meeting. Scott Mastro / The Chronicle-News First Prize at the Freudenthal Library Student Exhibition went to a graphite pencil drawing entitled “Getting Ready” that was done by part-time Social Science major Laura Gowen.