|The Eastern Plains Chamber of Commerce held an after hours event at Tender Care Veterinary in February. Knox, the dog, is demonstrating the water treadmill; humans (from left to right) John Amen, Laurie Clark DVM, Michael Lordino, Cathy Dilda and McKynzie Galicia. Photo by Christel Blaylock
|The Culinary Arts program at Patriot Learning Center in District 49 provided the hors díoeuvres for the after hours event at Tender Care Veterinary Center; (from left to right) Culinary Arts teacher Eric Lustig, along with culinary arts students Dalton Brooks and Zoe Parsons. Photo by Christel Blaylock
|JAKs Brewing Co. hosted a fundraiser for Liam Rom of Falcon that ran for several days and Super Bowl Sunday. Liam has nueroblastoma, a cancer that forms in the nerve cell of infants or children. JAKs held a silent auction, sold squares for the Super Bowl and offered $1 beers. Along with donations, they raised $7,500 for Liam. The funds will be used for medical expenses for Liam: the Rom family (from left to right) Ava, age 6, Marci, Larry and Liam. Photo by Cara Lord
|On Feb. 22, Big R hosted a free event about bees and beekeeping. The program lasted for more than three hours, and more than 100 people attended. Don and Wendy Hall of Burley Bees in Canon City, were the speakers. Don Hall is pictured here standing next to a beekeepers suit. Photo by Cara Lord
|Falcon Big R manager Caleb Perkins handed out raffle tickets for free heeling supplies and a bee colony. Bee colonies are available for pre-order now at $185.99. They are due to arrive May 17.†Events like this are scheduled at Big R in Pueblo, Elizabeth and Canon City.
|Timothy (11 months) and his mother, Lynnan Babbitt, traveled all the way from Stratton, Colorado, to attend the bee seminar.
|Peyton family Claira, age 11, Lyza, age 10, and mom, Elisa Melas, attended the seminar to find out how bees can help improve health.
|An extensive amount of earth moving has taken place over the last two months, north of Woodmen Road and southwest of Bent Grass Boulevard. The next phase of the Bent Grass subdivision will contain 181 new homes. Elizabeth Nijkamp, engineering manager for El Paso County Development Services, was asked why reshaping this landscape happened before the final permit for this development has been issued. She replied that all county developers can now request a ìgrading waverî permitting them to clear the land before receiving final approval. Photo by Kathy Hare
|At about 5 p.m. on a clear but cold day in late February, a family of of pronghorn hit the side of a moving vehicle. The animals were probably spooked by something that caused them to run at an extremely fast pace and hit a car. The doe died on impact, the buck had to be shot because of his injuries and the fawn was just stunned; he eventually got up and ran away, with no visible injuries. The driver stopped and called 911. The driver had no time to change course. These animals are losing more and more of their habitat so be cautious when driving. Photo by Sheryl Lambert