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    Honor Flight Network
    FFPD holds town hall meeting to talk mill levy increase
    Run For The Wall
    Kids help celebrate National Electrical Safety month
    Falcon well-represented at West Point
    Food pantry growing its own produce
    4-Way Ranch board members recalled
    Paint Brush holds third water meeting
    Building and real estate update
    Santa Fe Springs property sold
 
  Honor Flight Network
  Mark Stoller

   The war monuments in Washington, D.C., are America’s way of saying thank you to our World War II, Korean and Vietnam veterans. By now, many of those veterans are well into their 80s and 90s and many have passed away. Considering their physical infirmities, there had to be a way for them to get to Washington to see their memorials. The Honor Flight Network was the solution.
   
   According to Honor Flight Network’s website, the group is a “nonprofit organization created solely to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices. We transport our heroes to Washington to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top priority is given to the senior veterans –- World War II survivors, along with those other veterans who may be terminally ill. Of all of the wars in recent memory, it was World War II that truly threatened our very existence as a nation — and as a culturally diverse, free society. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, an estimated 640 World War II veterans die each day. Our time to express our thanks to these brave men and women is running out.”
   
   A 2015 CBS Early Show broadcast showcased the Honor Flight Network. It reported that the idea to create the Honor Flight Network originated in Springfield, Ohio, with Earl Morse and Jeff Miller.
   Morse, a physician assistant and retired U.S. Air Force captain, worked in a Department of Veteran Affairs clinic in Springfield. Miller, the son of a World War II veteran and nephew of a B-24 pilot who died in the war, had been a charter member of the National World War II Memorial Foundation.
   
   After the National World War II Memorial was completed in 2004, Morse realized many of his World War II patients would not be able to travel to Washington to visit their memorial. Morse, a pilot, offered to fly with two veterans to the capitol. In January 2005, he proposed the idea to about 300 private pilots at his local Air Force aero-club. He suggested the pilots would pay for the flights and personally escort veterans around the city. Eleven additional pilots volunteered.
   
   According to the Honor Flight Network website, by January 2005, a board was formed, funds were raised and other volunteers had joined. On May 21, 2005, six small planes flew 12 veterans to Washington for the first Honor Flight. A combination of small planes and commercial flights were used to transport a total of 126 World War II veterans that first year.
   
   The Honor Flight Network states they have flown 180,261 veterans to Washington, free of charge, since its inception in 2005. Additionally, 27,272 veterans are still on the waiting list: 2,747 World War II veterans, 8,507 Korean War veterans, 15,429 Vietnam War veterans and 589 other. The Honor Flight Network is present in 45 states, with 131 flight hubs.
   
   Colorado has an Honor Flight Network hub administered by the Honor Flight of Southern Colorado. According to its Facebook page, they have coordinated 11 Honor Flights and successfully transported 275 local World War II, Korean and Vietnam War veterans to Washington.
   
   One recipient of an Honor Flight is Colorado Springs resident Bonifacio “Boni” Duran. He was a member of the Honor Flight of Southern Colorado’s 10th flight in October 2017. Duran said he served in the U.S. Navy, from 1949-1953 as a mechanic on the Navy’s F4U Corsair aircraft. He was assigned to the Carrier Air Group 19/Task Force 77/ VF-193 Fighter Squadron during the Korean War.
   
   Duran said he enlisted in the Navy with his cousin and future brother-in-law right out of high school. They wanted to enlist together and had to wait for slots to open up. The Colorado Navy recruiter borrowed a position from the Wyoming recruiter and the three were off to boot camp in San Diego. Once out of boot camp, they didn’t see each other until after the war.
   
   “The Korean War doesn’t get as much attention as World War II and Vietnam,” Duran said. “Maybe because it is considered as a conflict and easily overlooked. However, it’s a war that is not forgotten by the people who served, fought; and the families who lost loved ones.
   
   “We lost 51 aircraft and 15 pilots. One really nice pilot, Ensign Shaughnessy, used to sit on the wing of the aircraft while we worked and talk with us. He was shot down on his last flight. He ejected cleanly from the Corsair but drowned when his parachute landed on top of him in the water.
   
   Another pilot had finished his tour and was waiting to go home. He took the place of a pilot who couldn’t fly his own last flight. The aircraft didn’t get enough lift on takeoff from the carrier and tumbled over the front. The carrier sailed over the top of him. Both the pilot and the plane were lost.”
   
   Now is his 80s, Duran enjoyed his Honor Flight. “We were bussed up to Denver and flown to Washington, D.C. The next day, they took us to see our monuments. It was a really great experience and brought back a lot of memories. We returned the next day to a big welcome home from family and friends. My grandkids were there, too.”
   
   Ian Carney, the commander of American Legion Post 2008, said, ”We try to provide a really big welcome for the homecoming of the Honor Flight veterans. We have our American Legion Riders motorcycle club follow the bus from Denver back to the DoubleTree hotel here in the Springs. We provide the Patriot Guard flag detail and sometimes there is a bagpiper, too.
   
   “Members of Junior ROTC, the American Legion posts and Veterans of Foreign War post all combine to really give a large reception.”
   
   “My time in the Navy and the Korean War is an experience I always think about,” said Duran, who is the current president of the Korean War Veterans Association.
   
   For more information on how to sign up for Honor Flight, contact the Honor Flight of Southern Colorado at 719-258-9946.
  
Boni Duran is in the second row, sixth from the left in this photo, taken at the World War II Memorial in October 2017. Photo is courtesy of the Honor Flight of Southern Colorado.
 
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  FFPD holds town hall meeting to talk mill levy increase
  By Lindsey Harrison

   On May 19, the Falcon Fire Protection District held the second in a series of town hall meetings at the FFPD Fire Station 3 in Falcon, Colorado. About 20 community members attended to discuss whether citizens would support a proposed mill levy increase to fund an in-district ambulance service. The meeting also addressed the district’s other operational needs.
   
   The FFPD spans about 113 square miles and serves a population of about 40,500, said Trent Harwig, FFPD fire chief. There are 15,500 structures to protect in the district boundaries, with a market value of about $1.3 billion, he said. There are five stations, three of which are staffed 24/7 with a combination of career and volunteer firefighters, Harwig said.
   
   Over the last three years, the number of calls for service have steadily increased from 2008 to 2074 to 2502 in 2015, 2016 and 2017, respectively, he said. Service calls for this year are already up 18 percent from this time last year, Harwig said.
   
   A major concern for the FFPD is the impending drop in the residential real property assessment rate, which will directly affect the district’s budget, he said.
   
   “The residential assessment rate was reduced by 9.3 percent in 2017, down from 7.96 to 7.2, causing the district’s funding to drop by $212,378,” Harwig said. “That rate is expected to drop again in 2019 by 15.4 percent, reducing funding further by $351,679.”
   
   TABOR (Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights) has created a “one-way valve” — residential assessment rates continue to drop to maintain the appropriate ratio determined by the Gallagher Amendment. There is no way to increase that rate and balance that ratio differently without a vote of the people, Harwig said.
   
   “Many people in the area do not understand how the district receives its funding,” he said. “We are restricted to receive funding primarily from property taxes. We do not receive any funding from El Paso County or the state of Colorado.”
   
   Another challenge for the district is its lack of advanced life support with ambulance transport capabilities, Harwig said. Ambulance services have been provided by American Medical Response, a medical transportation company that has a contract with the Colorado Springs Fire Department, he said. Although they were not contracted to do so, AMR has provided services to eastern El Paso County, including the FFPD’s service area, for the entirety of its contract with Colorado Springs, Harwig said.
   
   But in March, the district received a notice from AMR that the city did not intend to renew its contract with AMR and was seeking another company’s services, he said. “The problem is that if Colorado Springs goes with the other ambulance service provider, that severs the provider for the city from the provider of the county,” Harwig said. Essentially, the county will not have access to ambulance services as of Dec. 31, 2019, he said.
   
   A proposed solution to both the budget and the ambulance service issues is to ask the residents of the FFPD’s service area for a mill levy increase, he said. The current mill levy for the FFPD is 8.612, compared to 18.1 for Tri-Lakes Monument, which is the district that most closely resembles the FFPD, Harwig said.
   
   “We have the second-highest call volume in the county; we are the largest district in area; we have the highest population and we have the second-highest market value,” he said. “Yet, the FFPD’s mill levy is 17 percent to 155 percent lower than other career districts (those that only employ paid firefighters) throughout the county.”
   
   Harwig said 2.1 mills of the total 6.274 mill levy increase that could be on the ballot in November would ultimately guarantee that FFPD would have advanced life support service through the district’s own ambulance; the rest would make up for the budget shortfall from the Gallagher Amendment. No decision has been made about whether the district will place a measure on the ballot; the recommendation will come from the district’s safety task force at the July board meeting, he said.
   
   Community members who attended the meeting voiced concerns about the proposed mill levy issue, citing increases in their property taxes. Residents who lived in areas close to other fire districts like Black Forest felt they would not get much from a mill levy increase for FFPD because another district would be the first to respond, as part of the automatic aid agreement.
   
   “This district is pretty frugal,” Harwig said. “In the last 19 years, we have successfully asked for one tax increase, which was in 2010. The area has grown a lot and that has helped us maintain a lower mill rate. We do not take asking for a mill levy increase lightly.”
  
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  Run For The Wall
  Mark Stoller

   American flags rippled and snapped in a cold 20 mph wind Saturday, May 19.
   
   Members of the American Legion Dane R. Balcon Post 2008, the Falcon Fire Protection District and the local community cheered more than 300 veteran and patriot motorcycle riders when they passed through Falcon on their way to Washington D.C. for the 30th annual Run For The Wall.
   
   A special guest, Carla Sizer, was present to cheer the riders on as well. Carla’s son, Dane R. Balcon, is the namesake of Falcon’s American Legion Post 2008. Dane Balcon died Sept. 5, 2007, while serving in the U.S. Army in Iraq.
   
   Founded by Vietnam veterans, Run For The Wall recognizes the sacrifices and contributions made by all veterans who have served the nation.
   
   The Run For The Wall website states the event was started in 1989 by James Gregory and Bill Evans, two Vietnam veterans who traveled across the heartland of America on motorcycles. They talked to local radio, TV and newspapers about the thousands of men and women still unaccounted for from all wars. The need for this awareness continues today, and the tradition of the ride occurs every May.
   
   The trip is a 10-day ride from Ontario, California, to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., where The Run officially ends. All riders meet on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial just before noon on the Saturday before Memorial Day. From there, they walk as a group to The Wall and declare “Mission Complete” by placing a plaque at the apex.
   
   During the journey across the U.S., the riders make stops at memorials, veterans’ hospitals and schools. They enjoy parades, escorts and “Welcome Home” receptions provided by the patriots in host cities. American Legion posts along the way cover the gas and provide meals for all the riders.
  
American Legion Dane R. Balcon Post 2008 showed up for the Run For The Wall; (front row, left to right): Frank "Poncho" Serrano, Mike "Detroit" Watkins, Carla Sizer; CJ "Deuce" Baker; (back left to right): Arlene Watkins, James "Bergie" Bergmann, Chris "Cross" Earnest
 
Carla Sizer, mother of Dane R. Balcon, is pictured in the center with American Legion Dane R. Balcon Post 2008 American Legion Riders
 
Members of American Legion Dane R. Balcon Post 2008, the Falcon Fire Protection District and Falcon residents cheer on the Run For The Wall riders as they pass through Falcon on May 19.
 
Carla Sizer, mother of Dane R. Balcon, attended the rally for the Run For The Wall event wearing a button with a picture of her son, Dane.
 
Two club members with American Legion Dane R. Balcon Post 2008 display their rider vests and “in memory” patches.
 
Dane's mom
 
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  Kids help celebrate National Electrical Safety month
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   To illustrate the importance of National Electrical Safety month in May, Mountain View Electric Association sponsored the third annual Electrical Safety Poster Contest for kids in grades kindergarten through fifth. This year’s winning poster was created by Cathryn, a fourth-grade student at Prairie Winds Elementary.
   
   In addition to MVEA’s overall poster contest winner, a winner from each grade level was selected. Each of the winners received a Kindle Fire, and the winners’ teacher received an Amazon gift card.
   
   Contest winners
  • Overall – Cathryn, fourth-grade student at Prairie Winds Elementary
       
  • Kindergarten – Brynley, Big Sandy School
       
  • First grade – Zachary, Edith Wolford Elementary
       
  • Second grade – Kelsey, Monument Academy
       
  • Third grade – Riley, Falcon Elementary
       
  • Fourth grade – Keagan, Limon Elementary
       
  • Fifth grade – Morgan, Big Sandy School

   MVEA also conducted electrical safety demonstrations in each of the winning poster student’s classrooms. The demonstrations are offered free of charge to any school in MVEA’s service territory throughout the year. To learn more about MVEA’s Energy Learning Experiences, visit: http://mvea.coop/demos.
  
Cathryn, a fourth-grade student at Prairie Winds Elementary submitted the winning piece of art for the Mountain View Electric Association safety month poster contest.
 
Bright idea!
 
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  Falcon well-represented at West Point
  Submitted by Matt Wentz

   In each class at West Point United States Military Academy in Orange County, New York, is a cadet with Falcon roots. The cadets grew up in Falcon, and their parents still live in Falcon. The four represented each West Point class.
   
   Connor Gosselin (i.e. a Firstie) will be commissioned as a 2nd Lt. on May 26 from West Point. Connor attended St. Mary’s High School in Colorado Springs, but he grew up in Falcon. His parents are Greg and Carrie Gosselin.
   
   Matthew J. Paulton is a freshman (known as a Plebe) at West Point. He was homeschooled in Falcon. His parents are John and Sandy Paulton.
   
   Anthony D. Wentz is a sophomore (a Yearling) at West Point, and he is at West Point with his brother, Matthew B. Wentz, who is a junior (known as a Cow). Both graduated from Falcon High School. Their dad and stepmom are Matt and Dorothy (Dee) Wentz. Their mother, Lillian Barone, lives in Pennsylvania.
   
   The Wentz boys and Matt Paulton played on the High Plains Little League team.
  
From left to right: Connor Gosselin, Matthew Paulson, Anthony Wentz and Matthew Wentz pose for a picture — all four are from Falcon and all four were at West Point at the same time, representing all four classes.
 
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  Food pantry growing its own produce
  By Lindsey Harrison

   In May 2017, the High Plains Helping Hands food pantry introduced a new program, called the Fresh Start Center, which employs innovative techniques to grow fresh food in a sustainable manner, while creating jobs and building relationships within the community.
   
   The Fresh Start Center is located on a 5-acre farm off Woodmen Road, near Marksheffel Road, separate from the HPHH distribution center, which is located at 7375 Adventure Way in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
   
   David Edson, executive director of HPHH, said the Fresh Start Center was born out of necessity from the pantry’s original food distribution program. “In 2016, we evaluated what we had to serve the community and found that fresh food was severely lacking,” he said. “About 5 percent of the food from all the local food banks was fresh.”
   
   Most of the produce available at the food bank had been donated, and Edson said it was often rotten, way past its prime or right on the brink of going bad. “The last thing we want is to further diminish our clients’ dignity by giving them rotten food,” he said.
   
   The Fresh Start Center uses aquaponics to grow about 200 percent more food per square foot, using about 10 percent as much water as traditional farming practices, Edson said. The final product contains about 180 percent more nutritional value than what is found at grocery stores, he said.
   
   Clients of HPHH can work for the Fresh Start Center to help them build necessary skills to find more permanent employment. “A lot of the people we serve are considered unemployable,” he said. “We wanted to find a way to employ them, so they work at the center for about three to four months and then we connect them with an employer.”
   
   Once a client has been hired on with an employer, Edson said the center follows their progress for about a year, since about 70 percent of people in similar situations quit within that time frame. Ultimately, the center wants to help create sustainable change in people’s lives, he said. “We do not want to just hand them a box of food and send them on their way,” Edson said.
   
   The center produces about 150,000 pounds of fresh, organic produce each year, he said. About 20 percent of that is sold to local businesses to help fund the program, while the other 80 percent is distributed through the food bank, Edson said.
   
   Chefs from the American Culinary Federation are scheduled to sample the center’s food, and then the food is purchased by a selection of local restaurants, Edson said. All the proceeds from that partnership will support the workers at the center and the people served by the HPHH, he said.
   
   Currently, the center plans to participate in the Farmer’s Market at Banning Lewis Ranch, with hopes of expanding to the market in Old Colorado City, he said. In 2019, the center plans to create a subscription program for anyone who would like to sign up to purchase a box of fresh produce at regular intervals, which will in turn allow the HPHH to give a box of produce to someone in need, Edson said.
   
   “Basically, you are buying a box, so we can give a box to someone else,” he said. “The whole point is to have food that is going to improve people’s lives.”
  
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  4-Way Ranch board members recalled
  Litigation continues
  By Lindsey Harrison

   On May 8, 4-Way Ranch Metropolitan District 1 participated in an election for the two homeowner/resident seats on the district’s board of directors. District residents also voted on a ballot measure to recall the three developer-directors from the board.
   
   Developer-directors Linda Johnson-Conne, Robert Elliott and Deborah Elliott were recalled by a margin of 54-8, 56-6 and 56-6, respectively. Kevin Campbell, Kristen Andrews and Stewart Anderson will take over those three seats on the board. David Learn and Andrew Westra defeated former board members Peter Martz and W. Tracy Lee for the homeowner/resident seats on the board.
   
   The recall effort was initiated prior to a complaint filed by Brian Matise, attorney with Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C., on behalf of 30 residents of 4-Way Ranch Metro District 1. The complaint was filed April 11, against the district itself, the five board members and 4-Way Ranch Joint Venture LLC.
   
   According to the May issue of The New Falcon Herald, “the complaint is basically a legal proceeding that challenges the actions taken by the 4-Way board at their March 14 meeting, when they voted on the following: to exclude an undeveloped portion of the 4-Way Ranch property, commonly known as Waterbury, from District 1; and then include that same property as part of 4-Way Ranch Metropolitan District 2; along with conveying the services provided by District 1 to District 2.”
   
   At the same meeting, the District 1 board voted to also represent District 2 as its board of directors.
   
   In the article, Matise said the developers of 4-Way Ranch, including all the board members, have various complicated dealings with each other. When Waterbury was transferred to District 2, it gave the board the ability to control everything between both districts and also to prevent District 1 from being able to survive financially.
   
   On April 23, Colin Mielke, attorney with Seter & Vander Wall, P.C., filed a motion to dismiss the complaint on behalf of the metro district and the individual defendants. However, on May 14, Matise filed a response to the motion to dismiss, and also filed an amended complaint, citing the board of directors of 4-Way Ranch Metropolitan District 1 as an additional defendant.
   
   Among other things, the amended complaint cited a failure on the part of each former board member to reasonably disclose the financial interests or nature of the conflicts of interest between themselves and the transactions they were about to approve.
   
   Matise said the amended complaint is in the court system awaiting a decision. “We just want to restore District 1 to the condition it was in and contemplated under the service plan,” he said.
  
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  Paint Brush holds third water meeting
  By Lindsey Harrison

   On May 24, the Paint Brush Hills Metropolitan District, in coordination with the Colorado Rural Water Association, hosted the third in a series of stakeholder meetings at the district office in Falcon, Colorado, to continue developing a source water protection plan.
   
   According to the April issue of The New Falcon Herald, the purpose of the SWPP (source water protection plan) is to determine what risks exist for the district’s source of water.
   
   Leon Gomes, district manager for PBHMD, summarized the meeting in an email to the NFH. He stated that the majority of the meeting was spent working on the potential sources of contamination prioritization worksheet. “We determined the likelihood of contamination in each of (the) identified risks, the impact of the risk (none to catastrophic), and the degree of control we had in preventing the potential risk (no control, indirect control, direct control).”
   
   The next meeting is June 28 at 2 p.m. (they will begin developing the Source Protection Plan document, Gomes said).
   
   A working lunch is scheduled for July 26 at 1 p.m.
   
   Both meetings will be held at the Paint Brush Hills Metropolitan District office.
  
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  Building and real estate update
  By Lindsey Harrison

   El Paso County fairgrounds
   The El Paso County Board of County Commissioners approved a contract with Ed Green Construction Co. to provide additional electrical work for the project pavilion installation at the EPC fairgrounds for $42,620. The additional work will supply electricity to the vendor stations, south gate ticket booth and sheriff command security connections; it brings the total project cost to $388,190.
   
   Falcon Park-N-Ride project
   The commissioners approved a resolution to recognize federal revenue and appropriate expenditures for design services for the Falcon Park-N-Ride project for $288,485. A local match of $59,970 will be provided by the county for the project.
   
   Additionally, the BOCC approved a professional services contract amendment and change order to the purchase order with HDR Engineering for transportation planning and civil engineering design services for Meridian Road/Falcon Park-N-Ride improvements for $348,454. This amendment covers the cost of the final scope, including the final construction bid package, plans, specifications and estimates, the environmental 404 permitting and the development permit approval from the city of Colorado Springs.
   
   The initial contract awarded $179,077.80 to HDR in 2008; and, since then, three additional amendments have been made. The total project cost and contract amount with HDR is $1,475,746.80.
   
   Meridian Ranch and Eastonville Regional Trail project
   The BOCC approved a grant agreement between the county and the Department of Natural Resources, Colorado Parks and Wildlife for the Meridian Ranch and Eastonville Regional Trail project. The agreement awards the EPC Parks department $136,000 from the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Non-Motorized Trail Grants program, which adds to the $50,040 from EPC regional park fees and $20,052 of in-kind professional services; the total project budget is $206,092.
   
   Woodmen Road Access Management Plan
   The commissioners approved an amendment to the EPC Woodmen Road Access Management Plan to permit a right-in access to Woodmen Road. The resolution states, “The Board has determined that it would serve the best interests of the public and is in the best interests of the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of El Paso County … to provide one additional right-in-right-out access on the north side of Woodmen Road from Woodmen Road to the Woodmen Frontage Road.” According to the November 2017 issue of The New Falcon Herald, King Soopers, the anchor store for the marketplace, was interested in the property as long as the right-in-right-out access off Woodmen had been approved. 
   
   Abert Ranch
   The BOCC unanimously approved a request by BF Ranch Trust 2015 to rezone 39.85 acres from rural residential 5 to rural residential 2.5. The property, located north of Hodgen Road, south of Silver Nell Drive, east of the Walden Development and west of Steppler Road, is included in the boundaries of the Black Forest Preservation Plan.
  
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  Santa Fe Springs property sold
  By Lindsey Harrison

   On May 24, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Department held an auction to settle a lien/foreclosure on a property in eastern EPC called Santa Fe Springs. According to the sheriff’s department, the property was purchased back by the original plaintiff in the lawsuit, Capital Management Resources, for $1.8 million. No other bidders showed up for the auction, which had the property originally listed for $8,444,112.32.   
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