2017 Salute to American Veterans Rally Road Closures

Salute to American Veterans


From:
Gloria Gates
Events and Tourism Coordinator
City of Cripple Creek

Attached you will find the schedule of events for the Veterans Rally next weekend, August 18th-20th.
The Replica Vietnam Memorial Wall will be in the high school football field.

Road closures as follows:

Thursday, Aug. 17th 6am – Sunday, Aug. 20th 10pm:  Bennett Ave from 1st Street to 3rd Street.

Friday, Aug. 18th 5pm – Sunday, Aug. 20th 8pm:  Bennett Ave from “A” Street to 5th Street.
Friday, Aug. 18th 6pm – Saturday, Aug. 19th 5pm: 1st Street from Masonic to the alley by Community Bank. The bank will be accessible from Warren Ave.

*Courthouse access will be open until 5pm on Friday.

Saturday, Aug. 19th 10am – 1pm:  Bennett Ave from “B” Street to 5th Street and 5th Street from Bennett to Golden. This closure is for the parade and motorcycle procession.

*The closures on the side streets will go to the alleys except on 1st Street, where it will run from Masonic to Carr with an additional closure from Masonic to Community Bank on Saturday.

Please feel free to share this info with anyone who may benefit from receiving it.

Thank you so much!

 

Victor Celebrates The Arts

Victor Celebrates the Arts

Looking for something unique to do on the LABOR DAY WEEKEND? Try VICTOR CELEBRATES THE ARTS! A treat is in store for gamblers, history buffs, art lovers, families, and tourists at the 18h annual en Plein Air art show and sale in Victor. Dozens of artists from around the country gather to capture the lively, authentic 1890’s gold mining community. The magnificent scenery of the Sangre de Christo Range lends inspiration as well.

Hundreds of paintings are created on location within 10 miles of the Victor City Hall during the week prior to Labor Day. Artists will seek out new and interesting sites in Victor as well as Cripple Creek this year. The artists look forward to visiting the numerous shops and casinos who have donated gifts and free passes to be given out at the Artists Reception. A new feature added to the Labor Day Quick Draw, Monday Sept 5 is live music to be played while the artists paint in Wallace Park.

This popular show and sale is at the Elks Hall Ballroom, 3rd and Diamond, Sept. 2-3 , (9-5) and Labor Day, Sept 4 (9-1). The free event opens 9 am. Watch artists paint on Victor streets Aug 18 thru-Sept 1 prior to the show. Additional at events include the BRUSH RUSH timed competition, Sun. Sept 3 9am-noon. The Wallace Park QUICK DRAW and SELL , Mon. Sept. 4, 9am-noon features artists painting vignettes in a timed event (public applause determines the $100 winner). Chuck wagon vittles, live music and bin artwork for sale as well. Colorado gold mining history, antique shops, unique stores, museums and restaurants all add to the fun.

Victor is located 1 hr. west of Colorado Springs, and 5 mi south of Cripple Creek. An invitation to the private PURCHASE PATRON PARTY, Fri. Sept will be sent upon request vctashow@gmail.com . Info at www.victorcelebratesthearts.org 719-689-5836 or 303-781-2643 for information.

Submitted by: Marilyn Fay

S.A.T.U.R.N. – Task Force

S.A.T.U.R.N.
Substance Abuse Threatening Underage Residents Now

A community task force, made up of community members like you, who can make a difference in the lives of our youth.

SATURN Task Force

SATURN Task Force

Teller County is an engaged mountain community that empowers and supports its youth through prevention and education, to promote healthy, thriving individuals and families.

Meetings are free to the public and are held once a month, alternately at Cripple Creek School District Administration Building and Woodland Park School District Administration Building.

Next meeting will be held on July 11, 2017 at Cripple Creek School District Administration Building. All are invited to attend.

Upcoming community youth events: July Fourth Celebrations and Woodland Park Teen Center Activities.

For more information contact : Tami Clark Public Health Program Manager

Communities That Care Facilitator, Teller County Public Health & Environment

 

Schedule of Events for July

Jul 1- Cripple Creek 4th of July at Cripple Creek City Park

Jul 4 – Attend the Old Fashioned 4th of July activities at Memorial Park. Check City website for details!

Jul 6 – Odyssey Curiosity with Ms. Wiley! You’ll make mini marshmallow catapults and have a competition!! 1:00 – 3:00

Jul 7 – Lego Day – Build your best creation and let your imagination go wild!

Jul 11 – Jewelry Making Workshop – Make a necklace or bracelet using jute, rocks, washers and wire! Great for all teens! 1:00 – 3:00

Jul 12 – TAB Meeting – 3:00 – 4:00 – If you’re on the committee, please plan on attending.

Jul 13 – Adopt-A-Spot – Help keep the area around the Teen Center and Memorial Park Clean. Join us at 3:00 to help out.

Jul 14 – Movie Above the Clouds – Activities and Food available before movie starts. Check the Woodland Park Roots Project FB page for details!

Jul 17 – Teen vs. Wild Survival Skills Challenge – $2.00 Do you have what it takes to stay alive in the wild? Join us to find out! 11:30 – 2:00 Meet at the TC at 11:00 to catch the bus!

Jul 18 – Book Club – If you love reading, consider joining our Book Club. We’ve been going for over a year! 4-5

Jul 19 – Odyssey Curiosity with Miss Wiley at the Teen Center. Build a solar oven out of a pizza box! 1:00 – 3:00

Jul 20 – Meet at the TC to walk to the theatre. $5.50 for ticket, popcorn and soda! Great deal!

Jul 25 – Tour a nearby, real Ghost Town! 10:00 – 1:00 Be at the Teen Center at 9:00 to catch the bus. $2.00

Jul 26 – Chill Day at the Teen Center – A day of quiet and relaxation at the Teen Center!

Jul 28 – Laser Tag – Noon – 3:00 – Sign up to play!!

Jul 31 – Keep Woodland Park Beautiful is hosting a BBQ to thank the Teens for all you do!

Stalking crime in Colorado

Understanding Stalking as a Crime in Colorado

Understanding Stalking as a Crime in Colorado
(Guest Post)

Being annoying is not a crime. Neither is bothering someone. But the crime of stalking in Colorado is not about annoyance or bother – it is about fear. It is about creating a sense of danger and emotional distress in the victim by engaging in repeated conduct that involves threats or unwanted communication or contact. Stalking is a serious crime in Colorado, with prosecutors taking a very aggressive approach in such cases.

“Vonnie’s Law”

The reason stalking is prosecuted so vigorously was set forth by Colorado’s legislature when it passed the state’s anti-stalking law, known as “Vonnie’s Law.” The legislature “recognizes the seriousness posed by stalking and adopts the [anti-stalking law] with the goal of encouraging and authorizing effective intervention before stalking can escalate into behavior that has even more serious consequences.”

Stalking, as defined by Colorado law, involves three key elements:

Repeated conduct That involves a credible threat and/or Causes the victim severe emotional distress.

Specifically, Colorado Revised Statutes section 18-3- 602 (1), C.R.S. provides that a person commits stalking if directly, or indirectly through another person, the person knowingly:

Makes a credible threat to another person and, in connection with the threat, repeatedly follows, approaches, contacts, or places under surveillance that person, a member of that person’s immediate family, or someone with whom that person has or has had a continuing relationship; or

Makes a credible threat to another person and, in connection with the threat, repeatedly makes any form of communication with that person, a member of that person’s immediate family, or someone with whom that person has or has had a continuing relationship, regardless of whether a conversation ensues; or

Repeatedly follows, approaches, contacts, places under surveillance, or makes any form of communication with another person, a member of that person’s immediate family, or someone with whom that person has or has had a continuing relationship in a manner that would cause a reasonable person to suffer serious emotional distress and does cause that person, a member of that person’s immediate family, or someone with whom that person has or has had a continuing relationship to suffer serious emotional distress.

It is important to note that a single act – whether it be in the form of physical conduct or communication through email, the phone, or otherwise – cannot constitute stalking.

“Repeated” conduct is an essential element of the crime, and that requires more than one event.

Similarly, for a threat to form the basis of a stalking charge, it must be “credible,” which means that the threat, physical action, or repeated conduct “would cause a reasonable person to be in fear for the person’s safety or the safety of his or her immediate family or of someone with whom the person has or has had a continuing relationship.”

That sense of fear can also lead to a stalking conviction even without a credible threat. If the repeated conduct or communication “would cause a reasonable person to suffer serious emotional distress” and they do in fact suffer such distress, the conduct or communication alone can be the basis of a stalking charge.

Penalties for Felony Stalking in Colorado

If you are facing a Colorado stalking charge, you are also facing the possibility of a lengthy time behind bars. Stalking is both a felony as well as an “extraordinary risk” crime.

A first-time stalking offense is a class 5 felony which can result in a sentence of 1-5 years in Colorado state prison, a mandatory 2-year period of parole, and/or fines of up to $100,000.

A second or subsequent offense, if committed within seven years of a prior stalking conviction, will be prosecuted as a class 4 felony. It is also a class 4 felony if the stalking occurred while the accused was under an injunction, protective order, or other court order which prohibited communication or contact with the victim. Upon conviction for class 4 felony stalking, you could spend between 2-10 years in state prison with mandatory 3-year parole, and/or a fine of between $2,000 and $500,000.

Cyberstalking

In addition to “Vonnie’s Law,” Colorado also has a law specifically designed to address cyberstalking, online harassment, and cyberbullying. Known as “Kiana Arellano’s Law,” the law is named for a 14-year old Colorado high school sophomore and cheerleader who tried to kill herself in 2013 after being cyberbullied by classmates.

Online harassment, cyberstalking, and cyberbullying under “Kiana Arellano’s Law” is usually charged as a class 3 misdemeanor that can result in up to 6 months in jail, and/or a fine of $50-$750 upon conviction. However, online harassment can be charged as a class 1 misdemeanor if the harassment is committed with the intent to intimidate or harass another person because of that person’s actual or perceived race, color, religion, ancestry, or national origin. In such a case, conviction can result in 6 – 18 months in jail and/or a fine of $500-$5,000.

Given the consequences of a Colorado stalking conviction, it is important to contact an experienced Colorado criminal defense attorney as soon as you can. There are numerous defenses that may be available to you, and your lawyer can help assert those defenses, protect your rights, and guide you through this difficult time.

James Newby
Call for Free Consultation (719) 578-3322
Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Attorney

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Thank You Elks!

Thank you Elks for grant to SBHC

Barbara Artimez, Laureen Murray, and Kathee Mahar (left to right)

Elks Present $2,500 Grant

The Cripple Creek-Victor Mountain Health Center, School Based Health Center, and Cripple Creek School District would like to thank the Cripple Creek Elk’s Lodge BPOE #316 and the Elk’s National Foundation for a $2,500 grant that they have awarded to support our students. The Elk’s have generously been writing grants to support the health needs of our students for the past six years. This year the Elk’s partnered with: Linda Hewett, Nurse Practitioner in the School Based Health Center, (who provided the recipe for hummus), LeGree’s Venture Foods (who generously provided ingredients), local Elks’-Barbara Artimez and Kathee Mahar (who generously gave of her time and provided materials), and gave samples of homemade hummus to student’s, Laureen Murray, RN, School Nurse assisted with making hummus, and fun was had by all. This was very well received by the students, and many of them were excited to be trying a new and healthy food. This grant funding is used for medications (i.e. antibiotics, asthma inhalers, eye medications, etc.), dental needs for children, and x-rays, to name a few.   Thank you Cripple Creek Elk’s Lodge BPOE #316 and the Elk’s National Foundation for helping our students stay healthy and in school, as well as your commitment to support children and this community.

The partnership with Penrose Physician’s Health Group and the Cripple Creek-Victor Mountain Health Center, that is located within Cresson Elementary School, is running seamlessly, as they are now seeing both School Based Health Center students, as well as the entire community. Our hours of operation are Monday-Thursday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm with the provider, Linda Hewett, Nurse Practitioner. There are additional laboratory hours from 7:30 am to 9:00 am, where clients can make an appointment, or come in on a walk-in basis.   Please call (719) 776-4310, to schedule an appointment today. Continuation of many other services are still being provided. Teller County Public Health is providing both immunizations and Confidential/Reproductive Health Services to our students and the community. Please call them directly at (719) 687-6416 to schedule an appointment. Counseling services are available through Doug Randolph with Therapyworks and Jessica Hampton with AspenPointe Behavioral Health who both provide individual, family, and group counseling for our students on-site.

 

Laureen Murray, RN, BSN
Cripple Creek-Victor Mountain Health Center Coordinator
Cripple Creek-Victor District School Nurse
Cripple Creek-Victor District Behavioral Health Coordinator

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Leaders, Liberty Day & Lamborn

There have been some exciting things happening at Cripple Creek – Victor School District recently.

Colorado FCCLA - CC-V School

Colorado FCCLA  CC-V      School Students pictured: Cutter Hutson, Tracie Crippen, Hailey Estes, Angelica Atkins, Michaela Brown, Cassie Castillo, Alex Best, Tatianna Howell.

CC-V FCCLA Members attended the 2017 Colorado FCCLA (Family, Career, And Community Leaders of America) State Leadership Conference in Denver Colorado and received the following recognition and awards:

Cutter Hutson, Tracie Crippen and Hailey Estes earned a bronze in the Focus on Children STAR Event.
Angelica Atkins and Michaela Brown earned silver in the Life Event Planning STAR Event.
Cassie Castillo and Alex Best earned silver in the Entrepreneur STAR event.
Tatianna Howell earned silver in the Promote and Publicize FCCLA STAR Event.
Congratulations to the FCCLA Members.!

What is FCCLA? FCCLA’s mission is:To promote personal growth and leadership development through family and consumer sciences education. Focusing on the multiple roles of family member, wage earner and community leader, members develop skills for life through–

  • character development
  • creative and critical thinking
  • interpersonal communication
  • practical knowledge and
  • career preparation

You can read more about FCCLA here: http://fccla.cccs.edu/fccla/

Congressman Doug Lamborn Honors Liberty Day Events at Cresson Elementary

Congressman Lamborn visits

Congressman Lamborn visits Cresson Elementary

Cripple Creek-Victor Cresson Elementary celebrated Liberty Day and took it a step further. Liberty Day is a celebration originated by Colorado Lions to call attention to both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.

Cresson Elementary 5th Grade teachers GariLu Schwab and Abigail Gregory invite local guest speakers Commissioners Marc Dettenrieder and Norm Steen, Cripple Creek Police Chief Mike Rulo, along with two Cripple Creek police officers. They came to Cresson Elementary to talk with students about the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Before they come to the school, teachers will spend time giving the students background information and a Liberty Day resource book so they can familiarize themselves with information to actively participate with the guest speakers. The teachers will spend 3 weeks teaching and preparing for Liberty Day.

On April 13th, Congressman Doug Lamborn came up to Cripple Creek to attend a Town Hall Meeting. After he was done he made a surprise visit to the Cresson 5th Grade to further honor the Liberty Day events. After an introduction and insight into what our liberty means he stayed around long enough to give students autographs then he was off to another Town Hall meeting in Woodland Park.

Thank you to article contributors:
Tracey Olnes and Merrill Ballinger, Cripple Creek-Victor School District

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