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March 2, 2019
Quilting 101 at Sew-In-Tune, Saturdays, Mar. 2, 9, & 16; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Covered Treasures Bookstore Spotlight on Local Authors, Sat., Mar. 2, 1-3 p.m.
Groundbreaking Ceremony and Blessing for Peter the Rock Chapel, Sun., Mar. 3, 10 a.m.
Art after Hours at Gallery 132, dates and times vary.
Monument Board of Trustees Meeting, Mon., Mar. 4, 6:30 p.m.
El Paso County Planning Commission Meeting, Tue., Mar. 5, 9 a.m.
Chamber Member Orientation at the Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce, Tue., Mar. 5, noon-1:30 p.m.
Water-wise Gardening, Tue., Mar. 5, 5 p.m.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Free Youth Mental Health First Aid, Sat., Mar. 9, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Black Rose Acoustic Society: Colorado College Bluegrass Ensemble, Fri., Mar. 8, 7-10 p.m.
Woodmoor Water & Sanitation District Board Meeting, Mon., Mar. 11, 1 p.m.
Lewis-Palmer School District 38 Board Meeting, Mon., Mar. 11, 6 p.m.
El Paso Board of County Commissioners Meeting, Tue., Mar. 12, 9 a.m.
Forest Lakes & Pinon Pines Metropolitan Districts Board Special Meeting, Tues., Mar. 12, 10 a.m.
Tri-Lakes Wastewater Facility Joint Use Committee Meeting, Tue., Mar. 12, 10 a.m.
D-38 Accountability Advisory Committee (DAAC) Meeting, Tue., Mar. 12, 7-8:30 p.m.
Sisters of Benet Hill Monastery: Lenten Class Treasure Hunt, Tuesdays, Mar. 12-Apr. 9, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Palmer Lake Sanitation District Board Meeting, Wed., Mar. 13, 9 a.m.
El Paso County Park Advisory Board Meeting, Wed., Mar. 13, 1:30 p.m.
Monument Planning Commission Meeting, Wed., Mar. 13, 6:30 p.m.
CASA: Dudes and Brews, Wed., Mar. 13, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Monument Academy School Board Meeting, Thu., Mar. 14, 6 p.m.
Palmer Lake Town Council Meeting, Thu., Mar. 14, 6 p.m.
Northern El Paso County Nonprofit Council, Thu., Mar. 14, 8-10 a.m.
Water-wise Gardening, Fri., Mar. 15, 10 a.m.
Western Museum of Mining & Industry (WMMI) Family Day: Science, Sat., Mar. 16, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Monument Board of Trustees Meeting, Mon., Mar. 18, 6:30 p.m.
El Paso County Planning Commission Meeting, Tue., Mar. 19, 9 a.m.
Triview Metropolitan District Board Meeting, Tue., Mar. 19, 5:30 p.m.
Wescott Fire Protection District Board Meeting, Tue., Mar. 19, 7 p.m.
CASA Volunteer Informational Hour, Tue., Mar. 19, noon-1 p.m.
Tri-Lakes Community/Centura Blood Drive, Tue., Mar. 19, 3-7 p.m.
Monument Sanitation District Board Meeting, Wed., Mar. 20, 9 a.m.
Academy Water and Sanitation District Board Meeting, Wed., Mar. 20, 6 p.m.
Black Forest Fire/Rescue Protection District Board Meeting, Wed., Mar. 20, 7 p.m.
Donala Water & Sanitation District Board Meeting, Thu., Mar. 21, 1:30 p.m.
AARP Smart Driver Course, Thu., Mar. 21, 11:45-4 p.m.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Free Adult Mental Health First Aid, Fri., Mar. 22, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Black Rose Acoustic Society: Wood Belly, Fri., Mar. 22, 7-10 p.m.
Yoga Nidra with Raleigh Dove, Sun., Mar. 24, 4-5:30 p.m.
Solar Oven Cooking Informal Demonstrations (by you, me, everyone), Mon., Mar. 25, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Bill Nance Memorial Blood Drive, Tue., Mar. 26, 1-5:30 p.m.
Forest View Acres Water District Board Meeting, Wed., Mar. 27, 6 p.m.
D-38 Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC), Wed., Mar. 27, 6:30 p.m.
Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Protection District Board Meeting, Wed., Mar. 27, 6:30 p.m.
Woodmoor Improvement Association Board Meeting, Wed., Mar. 27, 7 p.m.
Yoga @ The Museum, Western Museum of Mining & Industry (WMMI), Thu., Mar. 28, 7-8 p.m.
Sisters of Benet Hill Monastery Spring Retreat: In the Company of Courageous Women, Sat., Mar. 30, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Arts at Benet Hill Monastery Chamber Concert Series, Sun., Mar. 31, 2:30 p.m.
Wardrobes and Rings at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Fri., Apr. 5, 7 p.m.
Acoustic Eidolon Live at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Fri., Apr. 12, 7 p.m.

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Vol. 19 No. 3 - March 2, 2019

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Vol. 19 No. 2 - February 2, 2019

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Vol. 19 No. 1 - January 5, 2019

Correction to caption on page 16 (Monument Planning Commission, Dec. 12: Delaney to step down; Sanctuary Point Filing 5 Final Plat approved): Ed Delaney’s last meeting as Monument Planning Commission Chairman was November 14, 2018, due to new town term limit for planning commissioners. He has volunteered in numerous capacities for our community for 38 years and counting. He began serving on the Monument Planning Commission in 1981, joined the Landscape Committee in 1985 and served on the Monument Board of Trustees from 1989 to 2010, where he was mayor pro-tem for eight years. He took a year off and then returned to the Planning Commission, and he also has been serving on the Monument Sanitation District (MSD) Board in 1992 and has represented the district on the Tri-Lakes Wastewater Treatment Facility Joint Use Committee (JUC). He is currently both the MSD Board Chairman and the Tri-Lakes Facility JUC Chairman. OCN would like to thank Delaney for his service.

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Vol. 18 No. 12 - December 5, 2018

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Vol. 18 No. 11 - November 3, 2018

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Vol. 18 No. 10 - October 6, 2018

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