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  • 1. 50Cents Trinidad Colorado Proudly Serving Southeastern Colorado and Northeastern New Mexico www.thechronicle-news.com ~ Vol. 138, No. 217 Thursday October30,2014 AREA WEEKEND SPORTS FOOTBALL SAT: Hoehne @ Sangre de Cristo (Mosca) / Football opening round Colo- rado State High School Football Cham- pionships / 1 p.m. SUN: BRONCOS @ Patriots / 2:25 p.m. (Sorry about mistake last week - should have been listed asThurs. night) VOLLEYBALL FRI: Hoehne @ Sargent High School (Monte Vista) Regional Tournament vs. Sargent, Custer County / Hoehne quali- fies with 2 wins / 1 p.m. Todays Quote It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves. Sir Edmund Hillary OCT. 31-NOV. 2 Meet the Candidate FRIDAY (8-9 a.m.) Republican can- didate for governor, Bob Beauprez, will be in town to hold a breakfast meet and greet at the LaQuinta Inn, 2833 Toupal Dr. TRICK R TREAT STREET FRIDAY (3-5 p.m.) The Business Merchants of Trinidad will sponsor the annual Trick R Treat Street Spook Pa- rade through downtown. Downtown Art Trek FRIDAY (5-8 p.m.) The 3rd annual Downtown Art Trek event held the last Friday of every month May-October comes to a close. Enjoy Merchant Spe- cials for evening shoppers. Hallelujah Night FRIDAY (5-7 p.m.) Free and fun an- nual fall event for kids and families in- cludes petting zoo, soup and chili dinner, games, prizes and more at the First Chris- tian Church, corner of First St. and Wal- nut. Info: Kristin Thurston, 719-680-9133. Kids Fun Festival FRIDAY (5-7 p.m.) Annual Trunk or Treat event for the kids will be held at the Fishers Peak Community Church on Santa Fe Trail Drive. Information: Lana Roberts, 719-868-3375 or 719-251-1169. SPPRCD Dinner FRIDAY (6 p.m.) Annual Spanish Peaks-Purgatoire River Conservation Districts fall dinner. RSVP by Thurs. to J. Tortorelli at: 719-846-3681 ext.104. VWF Essay Contest SATURDAY DEADLINE: The Trini- dad VFW Post 984 will again be sponsor- ing the Voice of Democracy and Patriot Pen competitions for all local school stu- dents (grades 9-12). Info: 719-846-6094. Farmers Market SATURDAY (8 a.m.-Noon) The Trini- dad Farmers Market is open every Satur- day in Cimino Park. Info: 719-846-7386. Philosophy Discussion Group SATURDAY (12:30 2 p.m.) Free discussion group at Lava Yoga Studio, 828 Arizona. Please RSVP: 719-846- 2325. Everyone is welcome. Empty Bowls Supper SATURDAY (3-6:30 p.m.) The Emp- ty Bowls Supper benefit for the Soup Kitchen will be held at Holy Family Hall, 308 W. Church St. Info: www.empty- bowls.net. SCRT Gala Reception SATURDAY (5:30 p.m.) A free Wine & Cheese Reception will be held at the Famous prior to the Gipson / Wilson & McKee Concert. Info: 719-846-4765. Annual Stockmans Ball SATURDAY (6:30 p.m.) Charity fun- draiser dinner and dance will be held in the Sebastiani Gym on Animas St. Info: Jerry Winford, 719-946-5675. n n n TIME CHANGE n n n SATURDAY NIGHT: Dont forget to move your clocks backward one hour. Apishapa Valley Event SUNDAY (10 a.m.-2 p.m.) Annual Historical Societys fundraiser Craft Fair, Bake Sale and Chili Dinner at the Aguilar Community Center. Info: 719-941-4678. COMMUNITY RECYCLE NEW LOCATION SATURDAY: Terra Firma Recycling (Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. & Sat. 9 a.m.-Noon) will open at 201 W. Indiana. Info: 719-859-3998. PUBLIC SERVICE MAIN STREET PROGRAM MONDAY (8-9:30 a.m.) Join in the weekly conversation Mondays Oct. thru Nov. at City Hall in Council Chambers on Animas St. Information: 719-846-9843. ELECTION DAY NOVEMBER 4: Ballots must be turned in to the LA County Courthouse, 200 E. First St., by 7 p.m. CU in the Community NOVEMBER 5 (7 p.m.) Dantes The Fires of Hell will be presented at the Massari Theater. Proceeds benefit the Carnegie Library. Info: 719-846-5725. Trap & Skeet Shoot NOVEMBER 15 (9 a.m.) The TSJC Clays Shooting Team will hold this event plus an Annie Oakley match at the Prator Gun Range six miles southeast of Trini- dad on County Road 24.6. Sign up and info: Ryan Newport, 719-846-5525. SCRT Playwriting Workshop NOVEMBER 11 DEADLINE: Sign up for the area high school youth Playwriting Workshop to be held Nov. 15 at the Fa- mous Arts Center, 131 W. Main St. Info: 719-846-4765. TheFinePrint WeatherWatch Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 63. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east in the morning. Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 34. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. South southwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 42. Southwest wind around 10 mph. Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 67. Southwest wind around 10 mph. Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 43. South southwest wind around 10 mph. Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 35. West wind 5 to 15 mph. RiverCallPurgatoire River Call as of: 10/29/14. Elmoro ditch: Prior- ity # 8 --- Appropriation date: 11/15/1862. Trinidad Reservoir Accounting: Release 0 AF Inflow 56.39 AF -- 28.43 CFS Evaporation 3.39 AF Content 12,396 AF Elevation 6,170.88 Precipitation 0 Downstream River Call: High- land Canal: 05/31/1866. TheChronicleNewsAREA PROSECUTORS OFFICE New Deputy DA to serve Las Animas, Huerfano Counties By Steve Block The Chronicle-News The pressure packed world of a district attorney isnt for ev- eryone, but Attorney Matthew Holmes has taken on the job of being the new Deputy District Attorney for the Third Judicial District, which is composed of Las Animas and Huerfano Coun- ties. Holmes is a Greeley native who replaces former Deputy DA Justin Von Stroh, who returned to Denver to take a position with the Colorado Department of La- bor. Las Animas County Judge Bruce Billings administered the oath of office Monday morning in the County Courthouse, where Holmes will represent the State in traffic and misdemeanor cas- es. Holmes recently completed a one-week prosecutors training program directed by the Colo- rado District Attorneys Council, according to a press release from the DAs office. District Attorney Frank Ruy- balid said its a demanding po- sition, as the Deputy DA must handle the prosecution of up to 1,500 serious traffic and misde- meanor cases each year. Arnold Hanuman, a staff attorney and peace officer training director at the Colorado District Attorneys Council (CDAC) in Denver, is spending five days with Holmes, helping him make the transition and providing him with valuable training in all of the ins and outs of County Court. Some of the cases prosecuted in County Court include domes- tic violence, drunk driving, driv- ing under suspension, wildlife offenses, theft, fraud, vandalism and underage drinking viola- tions. Holmes is a 2005 University of Colorado-Boulder graduate, with a bachelors degree in political science and history. He graduat- ed from the University of Kansas School of Law in May 2013. Ruy- balid said Holmes came highly recommended, having interned in the Osage County Attorneys office in Lyndon, Kansas in 2011. County Attorneys in Kansas are the equivalent of District Attor- neys in Colorado. During his in- ternship, Holmes worked closely with a capital crimes unit of the Kansas Attorney Generals office on a multiple homicide case. He also interned with the Douglas County, Kansas Legal Aid Soci- ety in Lawrence, Kansas. Holmes recently volunteered for the Weld County Restorative Justice Program in Greeley, which arranges for delinquent juveniles to meet people affected by their crimes, and learn how their actions have impacted their lives, with the goal of deterring future crimes by the offender. Ruybalid is a member of the CDACs governing board. Photo courtesy of the DAs office Matthew Holmes, center is the new Deputy District Attorney for the Third Judicial District. Hes flanked on the left by Attorney Arnold Hanuman of the Colorado District Attorneys Council in Denver and on the right by Las Animas County District Attorney Frank Ruybalid. EDUCATION By Greg Boyce Special to The Chronicle-News Dozens of students were recog- nized last week at Trinidad State Junior College as scholarship re- cipients through the TSJC Edu- cational Foundation. Foundation Director Toni DeAngelis told the group that more than $250,000 in scholarships will be awarded this year. The 178 recipients attend Trinidad State in either Trinidad or Alamosa. Trinidad State President Dr. Carmen Simone thanked foun- dation board members for their important work. To our donors here this evening, said Simone, We just want to say thank you on behalf of our students and behalf of our institution. Your generous gifts have changed our students lives in ways that you probably dont even recognize. Receiving a scholarship sometimes makes a difference between finishing your degree and dropping out. Student Mary Carpenter plays basketball and is on the Trinidad State Robotics Team. She said she was notified about her scholarship the same day her little sister was facing tough medical issues.The oldest of six, Carpenter said, My parents didnt have to help me so much so they could put money to- ward my sisters medication. And so this scholarship really meant a lot to me and my younger sib- lings. Lacey Vigil is a nursing student who has degrees in chemistry and biology, but couldnt land the job she wanted. Her father talked her into moving back home and be- Photo courtesy of TSJC Several students receiving scholarship help from the Trinidad State Junior College Educational Foundation were recognized Wednesday evening. Back Row (L-R): Phillip Dimino, Stephanie Calabro, Judith Layton, Lindsey Romero, Mary Carpenter, Grayson Hickey, John Jaramillo, Jennifer Laidig and Selena Sanchez. Front Row (L-R): Jessica Martinez, Amber Dahl, Sheryl Pearson, Patricia Fiorino, Lacey Vigil, Emily Crussell, Raven Paiz, Eva Archuleta, Amie Klawitter and Annette Howell. TSJC Educational Foundation awards $250,000 in scholarships Continued on Page 5 ... By Steve Block The Chronicle-News The men and women who have served their co