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1 Hispania News SOUTHERN COLORADO'S BILINGUAL NEWSPAPER SINCE 1987 Dora the Explorer competition winners page 10 VOL. 18. NO de febrero - 10 de febrero 2005 El consulado móvil, ya no viene! An apology from the Mexican Consulate, Denver. Due to an upgrade in our computer system for issuing Consular IDs (Matricula Consular), instructed by Mexico s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and without prior notice, we were forced to postpone our Mobile Consulate in Colorado Springs, scheduled for February 12. We are very sorry for the inconveniences this has caused to all of you who have worked so hard in promoting the Mobile Consulate. We will get back to you as soon as possible with another date. Best Regards, Mariana Diaz, Consul for Political and Economic Affairs, Consulate General of Mexico, Denver, Colorado La fiesta de Super Bowl perfecta El domingo de Super Bowl, el feriado deportivo del año, es el 6 de febrero, y millones de personas se reunirán con familiares y amigos para mirar el partido y celebrar como si estuvieran en el estadio. Qué puede cocinar? Están listos los bocadillos? Hay suficiente hielo? Todas estas son preguntas que se hace un anfitrión antes y durante una fiesta de Super Bowl. Weber- Stephen Products Co., el principal fabricante de accesorios y asadores a gas y carbón, junto con los premiados chefs y autores Jamie Super Bowl Sunday, the sports holiday of the year, is February 6, and millions of Americans will gather around their televisions with family and friends to watch the game and party like they are there in the stands. What food to serve? Are the snack bowls filled? Is there enough ice? All questions a busy party host asks before and during a Super Bowl party. Weber-Stephen Products Co., the premier manufacturer of charcoal and gas Purviance y Rozanne Gold, le ofrecen consejos que le ayudarán a mantenerse fuera de la cocina, asegurarse que a nadie le falte bebidas, disfrutar el partido y organizar una perfecta fiesta de Super Bowl. Organícese al tener todo planificado: El secreto de una fiesta exitosa es que el anfitrión se organice. Evite las corridas de último momento al supermercado. Prepare un presupuesto y la lista de comida, bebidas y adornos que necesita. Redacte una lista de cosas por hacer e incluya el plazo Continua en página 19 The perfect Super Bowl party grills and related accessories, along with award-winning chefs and authors, Jamie Purviance and Rozanne Gold, provide tips on how to stay out of the kitchen, keep drinks refreshed, enjoy the game and still throw the perfect Super Bowl party. Organize by Planning Ahead: Every party is a success because the host is organized. Avoid a delay of game penalty by having to run to the supermarket 10 minutes before Cont. on page 19 Army evaluates chemical stockpile options On January 19, 2005, the Army announced that it had received direction form the Department of Defense (DoD) to consider and evaluate relocation of some of the chemical weapon stockpiles located at various sites across the United States. The DoD also directed the Army to investigate and develop alternatives along with relocation options. According to the DoD directive, the major focus of the evaluations is to develop alternatives to achieve an April 2012 deadline for the complete destruction of the US chemical weapons stockpile. As of January 12, 2005, the US Army Chemical Materials Agency (CMA) operations had resulted in nearly 11,000 tons of chemical agent destroyed, accounting for a little over 34 percent of the originally declared US stockpile. The Army currently stores chemical weapons at eight sites across the country including Pueblo, Colorado. DoD should keep faith with Pueblo community. Congressman Salazar released the following statement in response to the Department of Defense s (DoD) announcement to consider relocation of Pueblo s chemical weapons stockpile: For decades, the Pueblo community has served as good stewards for almost 10% of our nation s chemical weapons stockpile. As part of this commitment, we built a partnership with the Department of Defense to build a facility and destroy the stockpiled weapons. This was a project in which the community and the military could work together to do what was in the best interest our state s homeland security and improve our local economy. American taxpayers have Cont. on page 14 SUPER BOWL vs- Sunday, Feb. 6th

2 Page 2 3 de febrero de febrero 2005 March for meals to help elderly You can help the elderly in our community by joining Silver Key s local March For Meals Campaign. Funds will be used to cover operating costs for Silver Key s Meals-On-Wheels Program, which provides meals to the elderly. Silver Key is asking individuals and businesses in the community for help in providing volunteers and monetary donations for the March For Meals Campaign. Please join us for the fun we have planned. Pledge money to Silver Key based on the number of meals delivered or miles driven by our guest celebrity drivers, who will be delivering meals to the elderly during March. Don t miss the chance to see these special people and their delivery style. Support the fundraising meals generously donated by restaurants in Colorado Springs. Call Silver Key for more information about how you can x105. Roque family loses son By Amy Lovato Mitchell High School student Efren Roque fell to his death last week. In response, Mitchell High has established the Efren Roque Fund to help his family. The fund will be kept open for a few months to assist with any costs that result from this tragedy. To help this family in need, send a check payable to Mitchell High School, 1205 Potter Drive, Colorado Springs, CO, and place Efren s name in the memo. For more information call (719) Valet parking benefits St. Mary-Corwin patients St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center will offer valet parking, free of charge, to patients and visitors of the hospital and Medical Office Building starting Jan. 31, Implementing valet parking is an initiative we have started in response to the community s and physician s request for us to provide this convenient service, said John Mitchell, chief operating officer. We understand the difficulty of the current parking situation, so we have added this benefit for patients and their visitors alike. Healthcare Parking Systems of America, Inc. will operate the valet parking service. The valet parking pick up location is between the main entrance of the hospital and the emergency room entrance. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 7 am to 5 pm. The valet service will compliment the courtesy shuttle service that is currently serving patients, visitors and associates of St. Mary-Corwin. Wanted, president for the Denver Hispanic Chamber The President of the Denver Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (DHCC) functions as the CEO of the organization. In this capacity the incumbent is responsible for implementation of policies set by the Board of Directors as well as annual goals and objectives, fundraising, financial, program, administrative management and community relations. The Chairman of the Board and the Board and its Executive Committee provides guidance and direction. All applicants should be bilingual fluent in Spanish and English. It is required that they have Bachelors Degree in Business, Business Management or comparable; five years nonprofit management experience; and a proven track record of fundraising. All applicants will have to undergo a criminal background check. For a full job description contact either or or visit The Hispanic Community s Newspaper Established Cinco de Mayo, 1987 Published weekly by Con Fé Communications, Ltd. ISSN No part of Hispania News may be reprinted or reproduced without the written consent from the Editor. All rights reserved. Photographer Daniel T. Chaparro Editor Robert L. Armendariz Marketing Director William Green Reporter Amy Lovato Administrative Assistant Wayne Young Composition, Design and Layout Sami R. Armendariz Hispania News On The INTERNET Toll Free Located at 2527 Airport Rd. Colorado Springs, CO Mailing Address: P.O. Box 15116, Colorado Springs, CO (719) (719) Fax (719) Patricia Rivera speaks to students by Amy Lovato Patricia Barela Rivera visited various high schools in Colorado Springs including Wasson High School on January 28. After sharing her personal background and success with students, she encouraged them to work hard and never give up on themselves. The elevator to success is out of order, you must take the steps all the way, she said. Rivera also appeared as the guest speaker at the gala for the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Colorado Springs on January 29. Rivera is the Colorado District Director of the United States Small Business Administration. Hispanic Business Magazine named her one of the 100 most influential Hispanics in the United States. Hispanic Chamber holds sixteenth annual gala by Amy Lovato The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Colorado Springs celebrated its sixteenth annual gala on Saturday, January 29 at the Sheraton Hotel, Colorado Springs. The guest speaker was Patricia Barela Rivera. The following awards were presented: Big Business - Office Depot - Thomas Lovato Small Business - B&J Contractors - Johnnie and Barbara Garcia Not-for-Profit - El Pomar - Theo Gregory Community Leader - Gene Sanchez Amigo Awards: Sheraton - Gary Upton First Community Bank - Karen Rodriguez

3 3 de febrero de febrero 2005 Page 3 A child or teen killed by gunfire every 3 hours The horrific death toll from gunfire in the United States included 2,867 children and teens in 2002, nearly eight deaths a day and 55 a week, according to a report released today by the Children s Defense Fund. Firearms are the second leading cause of death among 10 - to 19- year olds, second only to motor vehicle accidents. There were 71 victims under 5 years old. From 1979 through 2002, firearms have killed a total of 95,761 children and teens in America. CDF published the latest figures today in Protect Children, Not Guns, an annual report that analyzes data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report covers 2002, the most recent year for which national figures are available. CDF analysts broke down the data by state, race, age and manner of death. All the figures are available on the CDF website at Among the young people lost to gun violence in 2002 were 581 Hispanic children and teens, including 34 who never reached their 10th birthdays. The total number of Hispanic victims increased 12 percent compared with the previous year. From 1990 through 2002, firearms killed more than 10,000 Hispanic children and teens. CDF President Marian Wright Edelman called for an end to the killing and urged political leaders to take action. Why are we as a CTU plans Pueblo campus Colorado Technical University (CTU), an institution of higher learning has announced that it plans to open a campus in Pueblo, Colorado. At ceremonies on January 21 at the Pueblo Convention Center, representatives from CTU said the university would pledge $1 million in scholarships for students who attend the Pueblo campus, to be located at Midtown Center. The campus is expected to open in the early spring, with enrollment starting soon. We are very pleased and excited to have the opportunity to provide Pueblo residents this opportunity to take a vital step in their career development, said David O Donnell, CEO of Colorado Technical University. We re honored to serve Pueblo because its residents are wellknown for their work ethic and pride in their community. CTU will provide the scholarships to students at the Pueblo campus based on their needs and those of the Pueblo community, O Donnell said. Examples may include the $1,000 Military Appreciation Scholarship awarded to military personnel and their family members; the Destiny Scholarship, a $3,000 award given to high school students entering CTU; and the $15,000 Doctorate Scholarship awarded to students earning their Doctorate of Management or Computer Science. At the January 21 reception, cosponsored by the Pueblo Chamber of Commerce, the Latino Chamber and the Pueblo Economic Development Corp., O Donnell provided signed applications and checks to join the three organizations. John Vigil of the Latino Chamber applauded CTU s longstanding tradition of striving for diversity in education and employment. One of the many ways we listen to our community is through direct involvement, directly giving back to our community, O Donnell said. CTU also forms industry advisory boards in our communities to work closely with employers in the private sector to develop and refine industrycurrent curriculum. Colorado Technical University was founded in 1965 in Colorado and specializes in creating customized professional development for the employees of some of America s major corporations, including FedEx, USAA, MCI and Oracle. In addition to the planned campus in Pueblo, CTU features a campus in Colorado Springs, two campuses in the Denver area, one in Sioux Falls, SD, one in Kansas City, MO, and CTU Online, an extensive online learning environment. In 40 years, more than 40,000 people have attended Colorado Technical University; CTU s current student body numbers more than 10,000. For the initial phase of its campus at Midtown Center, CTU plans extensive renovation of 10,000 square feet to provide classrooms and labs equipped with industry-current technology for communications and learning success. Campuses in the CTU system offer a wide range of undergraduate, masters and doctorate degrees and professional certificate programs with curriculum designed to support today s leading career fields. Program availability differs by location. Among the degree programs planned for CTU-Pueblo are: Associate of Science in Criminal Justice Associate of General Studies Bachelor of Science in Criminal h i s p a n i a n e w s. c o m nation so silent in the face of this slaughter of children? she asked. At this critical time when the President and our elected leaders in Congress are making budget and legislative decisions, it is more important then ever for parents, faith leaders and citizens to raise a moral voice in favor of choices that protect children. In September, President Bush and Congress allowed the federal Assault Weapons Ban to expire after 10 years, making it legal for Americans to buy rapid-fire military-style firearms that are engineered to kill large numbers of people in seconds. 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Why is the NRA able to block the collective will of more than two-thirds of Americans, who favor common-sense gun safety laws? The report calls on all Americans to take concrete steps to keep children safe, including advocating for more stringent gun control measures. Every day in this country we lose at least eight children to the epidemic of gun violence, said Edelman. The rate of gun deaths in this country is higher than any other industrialized nation, and there is a reason for that. It is time to stop promoting the gun industry and start protecting our children. Protect Children, Not Guns and other gun-related information can be downloaded at the CDF web site, Education that fits your life You Choose from Three Sessions: 8:00am - 12:00pm 10:15am - 2:15pm 1:30-5:30pm

4 Page 4 3 de febrero de febrero 2005 NOTICIAS EN ESPANOL Una hoja nueva para una organización de veteranos Noticias para Veteranos Latinos La 72a Convención Nacional de la Orden Militar del Corazón Púrpura (Military Order of the Purple Heart, MOPH) fue testigo de un cambio de guardia. El coronel Robert N. Bob Lichtenberger, del Ejército de los Estados Unidos (jubilado), fue elegido Comandante Nacional de la Orden Militar del Corazón Púrpura en la convención que recientemente se celebró en Atlanta, Georgia. Un tejano que reside en Austin, el coronel y la Sra. Lichtenberger tienen cinco hijos, dos de los cuales viven en Texas, uno en Kansas City, otro en Phoenix y el último en el área de Washington DC. Aunque no sea aparente por su apellido, él es el primer miembro de ascendencia hispana de la Orden que obtiene este título tan codiciado. Nosotros existimos para DIAMOND BILLIARD LOUNGE CORNER POCKET MAIN 3780 E. 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Vamos a cambiar este hecho con una campaña nacional de relaciones públicas, una como nunca antes se ha visto, dijo el coronel Lichtenberger. Necesitamos decir nuestra historia para que los veteranos puedan encontrarnos y utilizar nuestros servicios." El coronel Lichtenberg dedicó la mayor parte de su carrera al servicio con las tropas. Él estuvo al mando cuatro unidades a nivel de compañías y dos batallones de artillería de campania. Sus galardones y condecoraciones incluyen dos Estrellas de Bronce, la Legión del Mérito, un Corazón Púrpura y siete galardones de la Medalla del Aire, inclusive una por heroísmo en un combate aéreo. Él también recibió la medalla de Distinción del Ejército por su heroísmo en combate en tierra en Vietnam. Lichtenberger es completamente bilingüe en español y en inglés y ha traducido para cada país de habla hispana en el mundo. Su enfoque comercial actual es como asesor de hipotecas en la comunidad hispana de Austin, Texas. Han muerto 19 mexicanos en la guerra El Universal Con 19 decesos, los soldados del ejército de Estados Unidos que nacieron en México constituyen el más alto número de extranjeros muertos en Irak, de acuerdo con cifras oficiales estadounidenses. Un total de 19 mexicanos, que se enlistaron en las Fuerzas Armadas de este país siendo residentes legales, murieron en Irak debido a operaciones hostiles entre el inicio de la guerra en el país árabe en marzo de 2003 y esta semana. Una fuente de la Oficina de Ciudadanía y Servicios Migratorios del Departamento de Seguridad Interna (DHS, por sus siglas en inglés) dijo que 16 de los mexicanos recibieron la ciudadanía estadounidense de manera póstuma y la de los otros tres está en trámite. En total, 57 extranjeros han muerto en Irak mientras peleaban como elementos regulares del ejército de EU: en el ejército, marina, infantería, fuerza aérea, guardacostas, Guardia Nacional o servicio de reserva. Para ingresar a las Fuerzas Armadas de este país no se necesita ser ciudadano estadounidense, sino residente legal. A raíz de cambios recientes en las leyes estadounidenses, aquellos residentes legales que hayan muerto durante la guerra en Irak, se convierten en breve tiempo en ciudadanos de manera póstuma. Los cambios implican beneficios para sus familias, ya que facilitan sus trámites para que se conviertan en ciudadanos, además de que reciben beneficios similares a los de los parientes de soldados muertos en combate. En Irak han recibido la ciudadanía póstuma seis soldados nacidos en Nicaragua, tres en República Dominicana, dos en El Salvador y uno en Guatemala y Perú, entre otros. Los soldados de origen mexicano representaban, al inicio de la guerra en Irak, 3.9 por ciento de los militares en activo del ejército de EU, con un total de 54 mil 756, de acuerdo con cifras oficiales del Pentágono. Las estadísticas muestran que los soldados de origen mexicano tienen la más alta representación en las ramas con más vulnerabilidad a bajas: Los infantes de marina (marines) y las tropas del ejército. Un total de 13 mil 324 soldados están enrolados en el cuerpo de infantes de marina, lo que representa 7.8 por ciento de los 170 mil 762 infantes registrados por el Departamento de Defensa. De la misma forma, los soldados de origen mexicano son 3.6 por ciento de las tropas del ejército, con 17 mil 461 soldados. En contraste, los soldados de origen mexicano tienen su menor representación en las ramas menos riesgosas. Apenas el 2.8 por ciento de los soldados de origen mexicano están adscritos a la fuerza aérea y 2.5 por ciento en la marina. Por su ascendencia, los soldados de origen mexicano constituyen la principal categoría de militares cuyos antepasados nacieron fuera del territorio estadounidense y representan más del doble que el número dos, Puerto Rico, un Estado libre asociado de Estados Unidos. Fox felicita Bush por el inicio de su nuevo mandato Mediante una conversación telefónica realizada el martes 1 de febrero de 2005, el Presidente de la República, Vicente Fox Quesada, felicitó al Presidente de los Estados Unidos de América, George W. Bush, por el inicio de su nuevo mandato al frente del gobierno de ese país y le deseó el mayor de los éxitos. Los Mandatarios destacaron su compromiso de mantener una relación estrecha y constructiva entre ambos países. Igualmente, expresaron su interés de reunirse próximamente, para lo cual sus respectivos equipos trabajan ya en la revisión de las agendas y contenidos que se abordarán. El Presidente de la República expresó que para México es prioritario establecer nuevos mecanismos que permitan una migración entre nuestros países, que sea legal, segura, ordenada y respetuosa de los derechos de las personas. Reconoció las expresiones públicas recientes del Presidente Bush sobre la importancia que este tema tendrá durante su segundo mandato. Por otro lado, el Presidente Fox, comentó a su homólogo estadounidense, sobre su reciente visita a Baja California, donde apreció el dinamismo y el gran potencial económico de la región fronteriza. Asimismo, reiteró el compromiso del gobierno mexicano para contribuir a consolidar una frontera segura y moderna. Los Mandatarios conversaron sobre la importancia del reciente proceso electoral en Iraq y su deseo de que contribuya a la pacificación y estabilización de ese país. Finalmente, los Presidentes acordaron seguir en contacto para revisar otros temas de la relación bilateral.

5 3 de febrero de febrero 2005 Page 5 Boy Scouts lanza programa de fútbol y exploración Boy Scouts of America (BSA) está anunciando Fútbol y Exploración (o Escultismo), un programa diseñado para combinar las actitudes positivas de los jóvenes de los Cub Scouts con el fútbol organizado. El programa está diseñado para jóvenes que tradicionalmente no han participado o no han tenido accesso a programas de desarrollo y exploración y, en particular, para los jóvenes hispanos entre 7 y 11 años de edad que participan en los programas de Cub Scouting. Para desarrollar el programa, que está dividido en 4 temporadas de 12 semanas, BSA se ha asociado con Major League Soccer Camps. El programa incorpora elementos del fútbol en cancha y bajo techo para que se pueda participar el año entero. BSA ha desarrollado instrucción y materiales para los que desean ser entrenadores de fútbol, así como el programa Cub Scouting, con actividades tales como Columba Bush en misión a México La Primera Dama de la Florida, Columba Bush, Jorge L. Arrizurieta, Presidente de Florida FTAA, Inc. y un grupo de líderes del sector privado emprende una misión de dos días hacia México para promover los esfuerzos de Miami en lograr la Secretaría Permanente del ALCA. Es con mucho orgullo que viajo a México promoviendo a Miami y la Florida, dijo Primera Dama Columba Bush. Aún que para mí, todos los viajes a México son especiales, este en particular es muy importante porque tengo el privilegio de compartir las varias razones porque yo amo a nuestro estado y porque es realmente La Puerta a las Américas. En México, la delegación se reunirá con el jefe de la Oficina de la Presidencia Fox para las Políticas Públicas, Eduardo Sojo, el Ministro de la Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores, Luis Ernesto Derbez, el Subsecretario Ángel Villalobos, y el Embajador de los Estados Unidos, Antonio O. Garza. También se reunirán con otros líderes del sector público, organizaciones privadas y gremios empresariales como el Consejo Coordinador Empresarial (CCE) y el Consejo Mexicano de Comercio Exterior (COMCE). Los lazos que unen a La Florida y México, tanto en el área económica, cultural y personal son bien conocidos por años, dijo el Presidente de Florida FTAA, Inc., Jorge L. Arrizurieta. Estos vínculos y el éxito del NAFTA sirve como modelo de acuerdo tanto para Estados Unidos como para México. Esta visita servirá para fortalecer aún más nuestros lazos y ayudará a que el gobierno del Presidente Fox considere a Miami como la Secretaría Permanente del ALCA. En el año 2003, México fue el noveno socio comercial de la Florida de entre 50 países, con un volumen que representó 2.4 mil millones de dólares. Esto significa un incremento del año anterior, cuando se comercializaron $2.3 mil millones, y del 2001 y 2000 donde las cifras llegaron a 1.8 mil millones y 1.6 mil millones de d ó l a r e s respectivamente. En el 2002, México ocupó el puesto 14 de los 100 socios comerciales m á s importantes del Sur de la Florida, con una cifra estimada en mil millones de dólares que se compara con mil millones del Aunque las figuras del 2004 aun no están disponibles, se anticipa que sean aun mayor. Los lazos económicos entre Estados Unidos y México transmiten la importancia del cierre de las negociaciones del ALCA. Es más, los lazos entre la Florida y Miami en particular trasmiten la importancia de Miami como la Sede Permanente, añadió Arrizurieta. Entre los miembros de la delegación, que partirá por dos días de Miami el miércoles 26 de enero, se encuentra la Primera Dama del Estado de la Florida, Columba Bush, Allen Brentenson, Vice-Presidente Corporativo de Baptist Health, Mike Carricarte, Presidente y CEO de AMEDEX, Gladstone Tony Cooper, Presidente del Puerto de Tampa, Eduardo Hapke, Editor de Hispanic Target Magazine, el presidente de Reporte Informativo, Continua en página 19 reflexión sobre valores de vida, entrenamiento de seguridad, artesanías y educación sobre nutrición. Fútbol y Exploración opera con las mismas directrices y requerimientos que otros programas para los Cub Scouts, y los jóvenes podrán ganar distinciones de Puma, Cachorro de Tigre, Lobo, Oso y por lealtad, entre otras. El fútbol es una parte integral de la cultura de los latinos, dijo Frank Ramírez, director asociado de la división Scoutreach, y co-jefe del programa Fútbol y Exploración. Combinando el fútbol con el programa de exploración, los jóvenes y sus familias ya no tienen que elegir entre dos actividades valiosas cuyo impacto positivo sobre los jóvenes es inconmensurable. Los padres también participan en el programa Fútbol y Exploración como voluntarios y entrenadores de fútbol. El programa provee carteles de NOTICIAS EN ESPANOL Tiempo con la Familia para que los niños y sus padres usen mientras trabajan juntos en casa para promover su avance como Cub Scouts y sus destrezas en el fútbol. La literatura del programa Fútbol y Exploración se publicará en español e ingles. Además, la mayoría de las prácticas y juegos del programa son eventos familiares. El programa Fútbol y Exploración provee una oportunidad para que todos en la familia aprendan una mejor forma de vida a través de la exploración y desarrollo personal. Fútbol y Exploración permite a BSA llegar a este grupo de la comunidad que necesita servicios, dijo Roy Williams, Principal Ejecutivo Scout de BSA. El programa ayudará a los jóvenes a aprender el fútbol y mantener un nivel continuo de actividad física, así como a aprender los valores para toda la vida que se aprenden en el programa de exploración. Los Boy Scouts probaron el programa en Denver en junio de este año, y los niveles de participación resultaron ser significativos con 250 cachorros de 14 escuelas de educación primaria. Además, el concilio local tuvo un 75 por ciento de incremento en la asistencia de los hispanos en el encuentro de reclutamiento en agosto. Hoy, Fútbol y Exploración se está estableciendo en toda la nación, con programas en más de 65 concilios locales de Boy Scouts. El programa provee fútbol y uniformes de Cub Scouts a través de Sporting Essentials, una compañía autorizada por la División de Suministro de BSA. Sirviendo a más de 5 millones de jóvenes entre 7 y 20 años de edad con 309 concilios en los Estados Unidos y sus territorios, Boy Scouts of America es el primer programa para el desarrollo de la personalidad de los jóvenes y entrenamiento de liderazgo basado en valores.

6 Page 6 3 de febrero de febrero 2005 NEGOCIOS-BUSINESS SBA helps small businesses create more jobs The US Small Business Administration is changing its Historically Underutilized Business (HUBZone) program to help small businesses create more jobs in economically distressed communities. These pivotal changes to the HUBZone program expand its reach dramatically and will create more jobs and economic growth in economically depressed areas for small businesses, and stimulate growth in the nation s economy, said Administrator Hector V. Barreto. Under recent legislation, a small business applying for HUBZone certification no longer needs to be owned and controlled exclusively by US citizens. Now, the level of required ownership by US citizens is 51 percent. Also, agricultural cooperatives have joined community development corporations and Indian tribes as entities that can participate in the HUBZone Program. Tribally owned small businesses also have new options regarding the HUBZone employment requirement, one of four basic eligibility criteria. A tribal business can choose to meet the 35 percent residency at the time of application or wait until the firm actually receives a HUBZone contract. If this latter option is chosen, the business will be required to ensure that 35 percent of those working on the contract reside in a reservation area controlled by the tribe, or an adjoining HUBZone. Another change permits a rural county to qualify for HUBZone status if its local unemployment rate is high relative to either the state s annualized unemployment rate or the national unemployment rate. Previously, the only comparison was permitted against the state level. Finally, small businesses that either were terminated or are facing imminent termination from the HUBZone Program because the areas where the firms are located are no longer considered to be economically distressed will retain the ability to participate in the HUBZone Program until the results of the next census data collection, scheduled for 2010, is analyzed and released to the public. The HUBZone program was created in 1997 because of legislation sponsored by Sen. Christopher Bond (R-MO) and has more than 11,000 participants. The program provides certified firms an opportunity to compete for federal contracts and provides local employment in distressed communities. The program boasts an online application that allows small businesses to determine whether they are located in a HUBZone, apply for HUBZone certification and check on the status of an application at any time during the review process. For additional information on the changes to the HUBZone program, visit the Web site at Fútbol y los exploradoes: una gran combinación para los jóvenes Reconociendo que el fútbol es una parte integral de la cultura latina, los Boy Scouts de América (BSA) están anunciando Fútbol y Exploración (o Escultismo), un programa diseñado para combinar las actitudes positivas de los jóvenes de los Cub Scouts con el fútbol organizado, con la ayuda de los Major League Soccer Camps. El programa está diseñado para jóvenes que tradicionalmente no han participado o no han tenido acceso a programas de desarrollo y exploración y, en particular, para los jóvenes hispanos entre 7 y 11 años de edad que participan en los programas de Cub Scouting. Ahora, las familias latinas no tendrán que elegir entre dos actividades valiosas cuyo impacto positivo sobre los jóvenes es inconmensurable. Interesantes datos sobre Fútbol y Exploración: Esta dividido en 4 temporadas de 12 semanas Incorpora elementos del fútbol en cancha y bajo techo para que se pueda participar el año entero. Ofrece actividades tales como reflexión sobre valores de vida, entrenamiento de seguridad, artesanías y educación sobre nutrición. Opera con las mismas directrices y requerimientos que otros programas para los Cub Scouts, y los jóvenes podrán ganar distinciones de Puma, Cachorro de Tigre, Lobo, y Oso, entre otras. Los padres también participan en el programa Fútbol y Exploración como voluntarios y entrenadores de fútbol La mayoría de las prácticas y juegos del programa serán eventos familiares Familia pierde hijo Tenemos una hoja de datos, el comunicado de prensa y fotografías que le podría ser útil. También tenemos un representante del programa que estará disponible para entrevistas. Estoy a su deposición si requiere mas información o para coordinar una entrevista, por favor no dude de comunicarse conmigo al o por Amy Lovato Efren Roque, un estudiante de Mitchell High School, se cayó a su muerte la semana pasada. En reacción Mitchell High estableció el Fondo de Efren Roque para ayudar a la familia. El fondo será guardado para unos meses para ayudar con cualesquiera costes que resultan de esta tragedia. Para ayudar su familia a que está en necesitado por favor mande un cheque a Mitchell High School, 1205 Potter Drive, Colorado Springs, CO, y ponga el nombre de Efren en el memorándum. Para más información llama a (719) Patricia Rivera habla con estudiantes por Amy Lovato Patricia Barela Rivera visitó varias escuelas secundarias en Colorado Springs incluyendo Wasson High School el 28 de enero. Después de compartir su historia personal y éxito personal con los estudiantes, ella les animó a trabajar duro y nunca dejar de creer en sí mismas. El ascensor al éxito está roto, hay que subir las escaleras todo el camino, La Adivinadora Sofia Te dice tu pasado como fue, tu Presente como es y tu Futuro como ni siquiera va a ser. Estás buscando amor o alguien que te va a dar cariño y atención necesaria? Con mis Trabajos Espirituales Blancas puedo reunir a tu amor en menos de 24 horas. Usted o alguien que conoces está metido en vicio? No te rinde el dinero? Siente dolores sin explicación? Siente que una sombra negra te siga? No sufre más, llame hoy a la hora que sea por una consulta espiritual. Yo leo la Baraja, la mano y la bola de cristal. Mis limpias y trabajos son garantizados. Llame (602) Pregunte para recibir un amuleto espiritual por cualquier problema. dijo. Rivera no solo habló con estudiantes, sino fue la ponente en una gala para el Cámara de Comercio Hispano de Colorado Springs el 29 de enero. Rivera es la directora de la región de Colorado para el United States Small Business Adminstration (la administración de negocios pequeños de los Estados Unidos.) Hispanic Business Magazine la llamó una de los 100 Hispánicos más influyentes de los Estados Unidos.

7 3 de febrero de febrero 2005 Page 7 SBA extends deadline for size standards comments The US Small Business Administration has extended the deadline by 60 days for advance comments from the public on key issues relating to its small business size standards, the rules used by the SBA and other federal agencies to determine whether a business is small. The SBA extended the deadline in response to requests from the public. Many had asked the agency to allow more time to submit comments, given the importance of the issues affecting small businesses. Last month, The SBA published a notice of the comment-seeking process in The Federal Register. The notice, an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, didn t propose any specific changes to the agency s size standards. However, before SBA considers a different approach to restructuring its size standards, it is seeking comments on a number of general issues that were raised by the public in response to the March 2004 proposed rule that was later withdrawn. For more information, read the advanced notice at SBA s Size Standards Web site: or visit Federal erulemaking Portal: Comments for this advanced notice were originally due by NEGOCIOS-BUSINESS February1, The new deadline has been extended to April 3, Comments, which should be identified by the code RIN AF22, can be sent by the following methods: Include RIN 3245-AF22 in the subject line of the message. Fax: (202) Mail: Gary M. Jackson, Assistant Administrator for Size Standards, Commercial & Residential Move-in, Move-out our specialty. We Due Windows 10% Senior Discounts Call or Need Customers? Blaze the trail... with Black Bear delivering YOU right to your customers door! 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Co-sponsors of the Allard bill include Senators Ken Salazar (D- Colorado), Mitch McConnell (R- Kentucky), Jim Bunning (R- Kentucky) and Senator Richard Shelby (R-Alabama). It is extremely disturbing to me that the Pentagon wants to study the possibility of relocating the Pueblo s chemical weapon stockpile after the Pentagon assuring Senator Salazar and myself last week that such an option was unrealistic, not to mention illegal, Senator Allard said. Studying whether to relocate the stockpile is an incredible waste of time and scarce defense dollars. The money should be used to help pay for the rising cost of disposing of these weapons, not a meaningless intellectual exercise, added Senator Allard. Two Pentagon officials met with Senators Allard and Salazar on January 18 to discuss the department s decision to delay the destruction of the chemical weapons stockpile at Pueblo, and assured the senators that the chemical weapons would not be transported out of Colorado. But the next day the Department of Defense said it would conduct a three-month study on the feasibility of transporting the stockpiles out of Colorado, Kentucky and Indiana to operational sites in other states, at a cost of nearly $150,000, despite the fact that the Department of Defense has conducted three Homelake Soldiers and Sailors home listed as endangered Colorado Preservation, Inc. will issue its eighth annual list of Colorado s Most Endangered Places. The list identifies five additional Colorado locations considered to be under threat. Included in the list is the Colorado State Veterans Center at Homelake. The center was established in the San Luis Valley in 1989 as the Soldiers and Sailors home to provide a peaceful place for aging and displaced Civil War veterans. This continuously operated complex is the oldest veteran s center in Colorado and contains more than eighty structures including a cemetery laid out in concentric circles surrounding a commanding 1912 monument dedicated to veterans of the Civil War and Spanish-American War. Veterans of the Civil War up to the war in Iraq are buried there. Lack of maintenance and a high water table have led to serious problems in many of the historic buildings. The chapel was recently closed because of safety concerns. The attached post office may soon follow. The two-storey 1898 administration building stands vacant. The complex is one of the few veterans centers in the country designed with residential cottages, but the homes, sill used by resident veterans and their families, are in need of care. The cemetery is near capacity. In 2002, the Colorado State legislature passed a statute to establish the center as a repository for all unclaimed military memorabilia, This, in addition to a considerable archive of military artifacts already collected, has supporter envisioning a significant public display. The Endangered Places Program has helped save six previously endangered sites. Colorado Preservation, Inc. is a statewide private non-profit organization support4ed through memberships, donations and grants. For more information about saving Colorado s history, visit or call Cámara de Comercio Hispano celebra gala Por Amy Lovato El Cámara de Comercio Hispano celebró su decimosexto gala anual el sábado el 29 de enero en el Sheraton de Colorado Springs. La ponente fue Patricia Barela Rivera. Premios fueron dados a: Negocio Grande - Office Depot - Thomas Lovato Negocio Pequeño - B&J Contractors - Johnnie y Barbara García No-para-lucro - El Pomar - Theo Gregory Líder de la Comunidad - Gene Sánchez Amigo Awards: Sheraton - Gary Upton First Community Bank - Karen Rodríguez similar studies over the last two decades which concluded such a plan would be impractical. Currently, it is against the law to transport chemical munitions across state lines. I have already been told by Pentagon officials that the study is going to conclude that the transportation of chemical munitions across state lines is not practical, Senator Allard said. If that is the case, why do the study? Why waste $150,000 to study the feasibility of an option that is against the law and has already been determined by the Pentagon to be impractical. 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8 Page 8 3 de febrero de febrero 2005 DEPORTES Season tickets for the Pueblo Aztecs Wrestling and Basketball championship tickets now on sale Pueblo business owners/ employees and selected customers will have Seat Selection right of first refusal for the 2005/2006 opening season of the Pueblo Aztecs. A thirty-one at home season schedule will include pre/ post-game parties, team sponsored special events, holiday program admission, gift certificates, and much more. Ten cities in the mid- west make up the new All- American Professional Basketball League. Games will be played at the State Fair Events Center. Here is how it works: 1. First Come First Serve! If you like professional basketball, here is your chance to get the best seats in the house. The date and time of purchase will have everything to do with the seat selection for this season, and of course the coming seasons. 2. Purchase your ticket(s) and you will receive a Priority Number. On seat selection day, you will choose your seat(s) in the order of purchase. Season Tickets are available now! Everyone is getting this notice at the same time so don t delay. 3. You can purchase Season Tickets by , phone, or stop Cont. on page 20 Be Original. Express Yourself. It s Here. Express commuter bus service with high-back cushion seats, luggage racks, and wireless internet. For tickets, call 636-FREX (3739) or online at Hurry, the good seats are going fast. Call (719) 636-FREX (3739) or Toll Free 1 (877) i25-frex ( ) Fountain > Colorado Springs > Monument > Castle Rock > Denver Tickets are now on sale for the 2005 Colorado High School State Wrestling Championships, slated for February 10-12, 2005, at The Pepsi Center. Order forms can be requested by contacting the CHSAA ticket office at (303) All ticket orders must be received by January 31, Tickets may be purchased starting February 2 by phone through TicketMaster (303) and at TicketMaster walk-up outlets (Foleys, Rite Aid, Budget Tapes, Angelo s CDs and Wherehouse Music Stores). There is a TicketMaster charge for each ticket purchased. Also starting February 2, tickets may be purchased at The Pepsi Center box office (walk-up only). For each ticket purchased at The Pepsi Center, a $2 box office fee will be added. The schedule and ticket prices for the State Wrestling Tournament are: Thursday, February 10 [Session 1: 3-6:15 pm (2A/3A prelims)/ Session 2: 7:15-10:45 pm (4A/5A prelims)] General Admission Only Ticket Prices: $9 adults/$8 children and seniors Friday, February 11 [Session 3-10:00 am (2A/3A)/ 1:00 pm (4A/5A) (Championship Quarterfinals/ First Round Consolation) [Session 4-5:45-7 pm (2A/3A)/ 7:00 pm (all classes) (2A/ 3A Consolation/ 7:00 pm Championship Semifinals/ 4A/5A Consolation) Reserved: $10.00 (quarter finals and semifinals) General Admission (Upper Level): $9 adult/ $8 children/senior Saturday, February 12 (Session 5-11:00 am (all classes - consolations, 3rd and 5th place matches) General Admission Only Ticket Prices: $9 adults/ $8 children and seniors (Session 6-6:30 pm - Championship Finals) Reserved Seats: $12 General Admission (Upper level): $10 adult/ $8 children/senior Basketball Championship Tickets Tickets are now on sale for the 2005 Colorado High School State 4a and 5A Basketball Championships. The championships are slated for March 9-12, 2005 at Coors Events Center in Boulder. Order forms can be requested by contacting the CHSAA ticket office at (303) All ticket orders must be received by February 21. Starting March 1, tickets may be purchased through TicketWest ( ). There will be a $1 per ticket fee, plus a $2 service charge per order. Tickets will also be available at King Soopers and selected City Markets with a $1 fee per ticket purchased. Tickets may also be purchased at the Folsom Field Box Office between Gates 4 and 5 starting March 1. These are walk-up only purchases. The schedule and ticket prices for the State Basketball Championships are: Wednesday, March 9 4A and 5A Girls Final Four (Game Times: 4:00, 5:40, 7:20, 9:00 pm) Adults - Reserved $10; General Admission $9/ Children and Seniors $8 Thursday, March 10 4A and 5A Boys Final Four (Game Times 4:00, 5:40, 7:20, 9:00 pm) Adults - Reserved $10; General Admission $9/ Children and Seniors $8 Friday March 11 4A and 5A Girls Finals (Game Times: 7:00, 8:45 pm) Adults - Reserved $11; General Admission $9/ Children and Seniors $8 Saturday March 12 4A and 5A Boys Finals (Game Times: 6:15, 8:00 pm) Adults - Reserved $11; General Admission $9/ Children and Seniors $8 For more info, call the CHSAA Ticket Office (303) h i s p a n i a n e w s. c o m

9 3 de febrero de febrero 2005 Page 9 New Mexico Hispano Music Association makes its 2004 awards The New Mexico Hispano Music Association at the Sweeny Convention Center, Santa Fe, New Mexico, recognized New Mexico s Hispanic musicians, bands and songwriters on January 15, There were 22 award categories including a Lifetime Achievement Award awarded to Richard Garcia. Popular gospel singer Doreen Martinez won the Bilingual Song of the Year Award for Sweet Lady of Guadalupe. Martinez was nominated for a total of four categories. The New Mexico Hispano Music Association has been operating in the state since 1991 and has more than 360 members. For more information, visit the association s Web site at The 2004 award winners are: Hispano Lifetime Achievement Award, Richard Garcia Mark Ipiotis Award Tomas Nomas Garcia Rising Star/ Artist or Group Robbie Jude CD/ Cassette of The Year Blue Ventures - Los Meros Meros Vol. II Producer of The Year Ernie Marquez - Mezcal CD Bilingual Song of The Year Sweet Lady of Guadalupe - Doreen Martinez Cumbia Song of The Year Tu Querido Hijo - Blue Ventures Gospel Song of The Year Dime Senor - Orgullo Vocal Duo of The Year Jenna/ Steve Chavez - Como Quisiera Original Song of The Year El Sapito - Mezcal Conjunto Norteño Song of The Year Hombres y Mujeres - Simpático Traditional Ranchera Song of The Year El Sapito - Mezcal Dos Américas tour joins music of Argentina and the United States Jose Paredes was a promising young composer, winning an international composition competition even before he graduated from college. Soon after, though, he abandoned music for a spiritual life. Now, his music is being heard for the first time in the United States thanks to Argentinean guitarist Alejandro Dávila and Cañon City composer/ guitarist Jim Bosse. The US premier of Paredes music is part of the Thursday Night Recital Series concert held February 10 at the Louisa Performing Arts Center at The Colorado Springs School, cosponsored by the Colorado Springs Guitar Society. The concert will begin at 7:00, but you will want to arrive early to hear a pre-concert recital by The Colorado Springs Guitar Society Ensemble, led by Mike Zimmerman in the theater lobby. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and senior citizens and are available at the door or by calling x110. The duo, known as Dos Américas, has performed Paredes music at numerous venues in Argentina, including the prestigious Encuentro de Guitarristas guitar festival in Junin de Los Andes. Paredes music is beautiful, says Bosse. Complex arpeggios and dissonance make it sound very modern, but it is still wonderfully melodic and respects the traditional dance forms of Argentinean music. In addition to the Paredes pieces, Dávila and Bosse will also perform music by Walter Heinze and Astor Piazolla, Argentinean composers most Americans are not familiar with. Jim Bosse wrote and arranged several pieces from the American half of the program, including Cont. on page 19 Songwriter of The Year Fabian Martinez - Jenna/ El Arbolito Salsa/ Tropical Song of The Year La Bomba - Simpático Male Vocalist of The Year Harold Sanchez - Blue Ventures/ Tu Querido Hijo Song of The Year Pajarillo De La Sierra - Blue Ventures Female Vocalist of The Year Louise Sanchez - Pajarillo De La Sierra Children s Song of The Year Que Casualidad - Candace Vargas Child Artist of The Year Antionette Lucero Youth Song of The Year La Cigarra - Ashley Pacheco Band of The Year Cuarenta y Cinco Youth Artist of The Year Valerie Salazar ENTERTAINMENT Popular gospel singer Doreen Martinez won the Bilingual Song of the Year Award for Sweet Lady of Guadalupe. Tickets: $65 Member and $80 Non-member Corporate Tables of 8 and 10 are available

10 Page 10 3 de febrero de febrero 2005 ENTERTAINMENT And the Winner is...! It was a very difficult decision. The drawings were all so good but unfortunately we had to choose a winner. The winner of the Dora the Explorer coloring competition is Danny Hernandez from Colorado Springs who won the first prize of 4 tickets to see Dora the Explorer live at the Pikes Peak Center in Colorado Springs on Friday, 11 February, And luckily we were able to get two more tickets for second prize. The second place winner is Rachel Cook of Pueblo. We would like to thank each and every one of the participants who gave us their time and showed such talent in each of the drawings. We hope that you will participate in our next competition. Thank you to: Ryan Asher Rodriguez Mary Jo Egan David Clift Karmyn Medina Alexis Medina Regina Palumbo Ana Perez Rosi Rico Joey Ramirez Gilberto Santiago Johnnyray Vallejos Frida Zambrano Y el ganador es...! Fue una decisión muy difícil. Los dibujos que recibimos eran tan buenos, pero lamentablemente tuvimos que elegir un ganador. En el concurso de ilustración Danny Hernandez de Colorado Springs ganó el primer premio que consta de 4 entradas para ver a Dora le Exploradora en Vivo, en elpikes Peak Centerde Colorado Springs el 11 de Febrero de Y por suerte, conseguimos dos entradas más. La ganadora del segundo premio es Rachel Cook de Pueblo. Agradecemos a todos y cada uno de los participantes que nos brindaron su tiempo y expresaron su talento en cada uno de sus dibujos. Deseamos contar con su apoyo y participación en nuestros próximos concursos. Gracias a: Ryan Asher Rodriguez Mary Jo Egan David Clift Karmyn Medina Alexis Medina Regina Palumbo Ana Perez Rosi Rico Joey Ramirez Gilberto Santiago Johnnyray Vallejos Frida Zambrano The winner of the Dora the Explorer coloring competition is Danny Hernandez from Colorado Springs Second place winner is Rachel Cook of Pueblo. We would like to thank all of the participants. Here are a few of the entrys we received.

11 3 de febrero de febrero 2005 Page 11 Cathie Ryan and Téada bring Celtic and Irish rhythms to Alamosa The Alamosa Live Music Association, ALMA, presents Irish Female Vocalist of the Decade Cathie Ryan, followed by young Irish band, Téada, at the Adams State College, Alamosa, Thursday, February 10. Singer Songwriter Cathie Ryan has long been a jewel in the Irish musical crown, The Irish Echo recently wrote. Since bursting on the Celtic scene in the mid- 80s, during a seven year stint as lead-singer of Cherish the Ladies, the Detroit-born Ryan has earned raves not only for the beauty of her voice, but for her insightful songwriting and intelligent vocal styling. Cathie Ryan is firmly in the upper echelons of Irish music singers, the New York Daily News recently stated, while The Los Angeles Times called her one of the leading voices in Celtic Music. Cathie Ryan builds a beautiful bridge between Irish music and the contemporary songwriter [She] is a thrilling traditional vocalist, but her honey-pure soprano is equally at home on probing Téada a group that in just three short years, has exploded onto the international touring circuit. original ballads about a woman s place in the modern world, according to the Boston Globe. In the past 7 years, Ryan has released three critically acclaimed CDs on Shanachie Records: Cathie Ryan, The Music of What Happens, and her latest, the award winning Somewhere Along the Road. In 2004, Cathie wrote her first film score for the award winning Irish short, News for the Church. Ryan is featured on over thirty compilations of Celtic music including A Woman s Heart - A Decade On, which features Ireland s most highly respected singers and songwriters. There is nothing like a live show, being with an audience, sharing the music. That is the best part of being a singer, according to Ryan. She tours the United States and Europe with stellar traditional musicians who add guitar, bouzouki, fiddle, keyboards, flute and whistle to her vocals and bodhrán playing. On this tour, the Cathy Ryan Band includes fiddler Hanneke Cassel and Greg Anderson who provides guitar, bouzouki, bass, mandolin, keyboards and backing Otero Arts Festival establishes Patron of the Arts program The 49th annual Otero Arts Festival, sponsored by Otero Junior College, is set for April 5 through April 7 at the McDivitt Center on the OJC campus. The Otero Arts Festival showcases creative writing, sculptures, pottery, paintings, drawings, and other works of art and crafts submitted by junior high and high school students from throughout southeast Colorado. New to the festival this year will be the establishment of the Otero Arts Festival Patron of the Arts program. The program is being developed to become the primary source of funding for the Otero Arts Festival in an effort to add to the number of scholarships and awards presented, improve display boards, and promote the event. According to Debbie Phillips, coordinator of the Otero Arts Festival, the Patron of the Arts program will allow the committee to honor a growing number of participants. Last year the Festival had over 2000 entries for writing and art. With increased financial support from the communities where these talented students live, we will be able to continue fulfilling our mission to promote the visual and written arts for the youth in southeastern Colorado, said Phillips. Contributions to the Patron of the Arts program are tax deductible and can be made in any amount. Patrons who contribute over $100 will receive a numbered print of an original work by local artist Brenda Daniher. In addition to monetary contributions, supporters may also assist the Otero Arts Festival by volunteering their time to serve as hosts during the event. All patrons Cathie Ryan is firmly in the upper echelons of Irish music singers, the New York Daily News recently stated, while The Los Angeles Times called her one of the leading voices in Celtic Music. ENTERTAINMENT will be recognized in the Otero Arts Festival program and will be invited to attend the invitationonly Judges Reception held at the Koshare Indian Museum and Kiva on April 2. For more information vocals. Ryan s new CD, The Farthest Wave, is scheduled for release on Shanachie Records on April 26, Also appearing will be Téada a group that in just three short years, has exploded onto the international touring circuit, capturing the imagination of many with a creative and spontaneous musical approach. Téada are a tight, traditional Irish band with something quite intangible to separate them from the rest, and if there is a better new band on the Emerald Isle, then they must be very, very good, an article in the Edinburgh, Scotland, Evening News said. Having first come to attention through an appearance on the innovative Irish television series Flosc in 2001, Téada went on to undertake highly successful tours of the United States, Finland and Germany throughout their initial two years as a band. Cathie Ryan and her band will play the first set at the Alamosa concert, followed by Téada, and then the Cathie Ryan Band and Téada will end the evening together for the final songs of Celtic and Irish music. What: Cathie Ryan and Téada When: Thursday February 10th at 7:30 pm Where: Adams State College Theater Building, corner of Main St. and Richardson Ave., Alamosa Tickets: $18 for ALMA members, $20 in advance and $22 at the door. Available in advance from Narrow Gauge Newsstand and Milagros Coffeehouse in Alamosa, San Luis Valley Federal Bank, Monte Vista, and Crestone General Store (Curt s), Crestone Information: Alamosa Live Music Association at or call (719) about becoming an Otero Arts Festival Patron of the Arts, contact Debbie Phillips at

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13 3 de febrero de febrero 2005 Page 13 Who s Who organization honors OJC faculty The organization of National Academic Affairs named five Otero Junior College faculty members to their honor roll of 2004 Who s Who Among America s Teachers. Students who have found these teachers to be exceptional in their ability to teach nominate the recipients of this award. The OJC honor roll included: Jean Armstrong, Tamra Collins, Deena Fransua, Ed Stafford, and Abel Vialpando. Jim Rizzuto, president of Otero Junior College, summarized the significance of the Who s Who award. The connection these faculty members have forged with students has made a significant impact and difference in those students lives. We are extremely proud of our five faculty members, and hope this award will continue to inspire and motivate them to continue opening new doors to the future for their students. Listed among the five OJC recipients is Abel Vialpando, a 30- year faculty member at the college. Vialpando teaches English, Spanish I, II, III, IV, and special topics in language. Tera Lucero, a former student in his English and Spanish class, nominated him. Vialpando is one of over a dozen OJC faculty members who got their start at Otero Junior College by earning an associate s degree before completing higherlevel degrees. Vialpando received his associate s degree at OJC in 1964, a bachelor s degree from Southern Colorado State College (CSU-Pueblo), and a master s degree from Interamerican University in languages. He hopes to complete a doctoral degree in languages in the future. Vialpando s passion for language is evident in his neverending quest to study new languages and develop new learning opportunities for students. In addition to being highly proficient in English and Spanish, Vialpando is also fluent in French and German. He taught French at OJC for 10 years until the class was discontinued in He has also studied Hebrew, Polish and Italian. He is currently learning Russian, Japanese and Arabic, all with the help of international students and faculty on campus at OJC. I would like to see the development of a foreign language department at OJC. The world is becoming a smaller place and I think it is critical that American students learn more languages, he said. Over his 30-year tenure at OJC, Vialpando finds his motivation for teaching by watching his students gain basic skills, confidence and self-reliance. I try to be a role model for my students. By showing them that I am Cont. on page 15 Abel Vialpando receives his award from Jim Rizzuto COMMUNITY NEWS Tamra Collins receives the award from Jim Rizzuto

14 Page 14 3 de febrero de febrero 2005 Avoid a stroke in 10 minutes Residents living in and around the Pueblo, CO, community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke. Life Line Screening will be at the Holy Family Church on February 16. The site is located at 2827 Lakeview in Pueblo. SALUD Appointments will begin at 9:00 am. A stroke, also known as a brain attack, is ranked as the third leading killer in the world, and the second among women. Through preventive screenings, the risk of having a stroke can be Se habla español greatly reduced. Screenings are fast, painless and low cost. They involve the use of ultrasound technology, and scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which can lead to a stroke, aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta, and hardening of the arteries in the legs, which are a strong predictor of heart disease. Also offered for men and women, is a bone density screening to assess their risk for osteoporosis. My surgeon said I was a stroke waiting to happen even though I felt fine. Dolores Huebinger Glenwood Spring, CO. Each screening requires ten minutes or less to complete. The complete wellness package includes the Stroke/ Carotid Artery, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Ankle Brachial Index (hardening of the arteries) and Osteoporosis screenings. Life Line Screening was established in 1993, and has since become the nation s leading provider of vascular screenings. Over 45 ultrasound teams are on staff to travel to your local community, bringing the screenings to you. These noninvasive, inexpensive and painless, ultrasound tests help people identify their risk for stroke, vascular diseases or osteoporosis early enough for their physician to begin preventive procedures. For more info visit or call Meth crawls the landscape of America The methamphetamine epidemic in the United States is not just a problem in rural America. It s so prevalent that a Google News search on methamphetamine turns up over 5,000 articles in just the last thirty days. The drug has crawled its way onto the doorstep of nearly every city in the country and it is so insidious that it would be hard to exaggerate its negative effects on addicted individuals, families and communities. In fact, a recent article released by the Rueters news agency calls it the devil s drug. Meth lab busts have soared to well over 1,000 per year in multiple states and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reports that treatment admission rates for this class of drug have increased more than five times across the country in the last decade. We have definitely seen an increase in people seeking help for meth addiction, reports Gary Smith, the Executive Director of Narconon Arrowhead. As one of the nation s largest and most successful drug rehabilitation and education programs, approximately 25 percent of their current clients are in treatment for methamphetamine. already invested an estimated $15 million dollars a year just to store the chemical weapons, accepting the risk to their neighborhoods because of the expectation that the construction would create more than 1,000 jobs. In fact, the DOD would have been the largest employer in the region. The surprise nature of the announcement to eliminate the project was a breach of partnership and understandably upset the community. Since people come to our program from across the country, the increase isn t isolated to one area or region, Smith adds. Narconon Arrowhead s proven track record of successfully rehabilitating meth addicts makes them a diamond in the rough, as most programs have a very difficult time effectively treating them. Smith credits their success to the drug-free rehabilitation methodology they use that was developed by American author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard. The easily obtained ingredients to manufacture meth (also known as crank, crystal, ice) and the mobility of the labs make it difficult for law enforcement officials to track down a high percentage of potential busts. Even when these labs are tracked down and the manufacturers arrested, the toxic chemicals used in the process are hazardous and cost thousands to be properly disposed of. Information provided by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) indicates that methamphetamine users and manufacturers take irresponsibility and neglect to the level of endangerment. In 2003 more than ten percent of meth lab-related incidents in the United States involved children, most of whom had been directly or indirectly exposed to the highly Moving the weapons stockpile increases the risk of contamination, accident, or security threats. We need to eliminate the threat to our neighborhoods and communities, not increase the risk by moving volatile chemical weapons across hundreds of miles. We need to take care of the problem, not transfer it to another community to be dealt with at a later date. And we need the DOD to keep toxic chemicals used to manufacture the drug. Drug Endangered Children (DEC) programs have been developed to coordinate the efforts of law enforcement, medical services and child welfare workers to ensure that children found in these environments receive appropriate attention and care. In an effort to curb manufacturing of the debilitating substance several states are seeking to pass legislation that makes the main ingredient found in methamphetamine, pseudoephedrine, harder to obtain. Oklahoma, for example, already has a law in effect that restricts sales of over-the-counter cold medicines that contain the drug and requires consumers to sign for the purchase. The plan has even gone to the U.S. Legislature in the form of the Combat Meth Act, where the idea is to put pharmacy items containing pseudoephedrine behind the counter and to provide more resources to law enforcement officials. While the problem still grows, there are hundreds of former meth addicts that are now living healthy lives again because of Narconon Arrowhead. To find out more about meth or the Narconon program, visit today or call Chemical stockpile options Cont. from page 1 its promise to create jobs in Colorado. Earlier in the week, I had invited the DOD to come out and meet with the community residents and provide an explanation to the people most affected by the decision. I will work with our US Senators to encourage the DOD to reconsider and reaffirm their commitment to quickly and safely eliminate Pueblo s chemical weapon stockpile.

15 3 de febrero de febrero 2005 Page 15 St. Mary-Corwin announces appointments Jacquelynn Sharp has joined St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center as director of cardiovascular services. In this role, she is responsible and accountable for planning, developing, implementing, coordinating and evaluating all aspects of cardiovascular services to ensure growth of the overall program by focusing on delivery of high quality, cost-effective, comprehensive care and excellent customer service. Anthony D Amico joins St. Mary-Corwin as its new administrative director. In this role, he is responsible for the administrative direction of the cancer service line, which includes the radiation oncology department, administrative and support services associated with the Cancer Center, the inpatient oncology unit, the ambulatory infusion center, and will work closely with all other services within the hospital which relate to cancer care. Dr. Camille Azar has also joined St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center as gastroenterologist. Azar earned his medical degree from Faculty of Medicine of St. Joseph University in Beirut, Lebanon. He completed an internal medicine residency at Long Island College Hospital in New York in 1991, a gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Toronto in Canada in St. Mary-Corwin receives level II designation SALUD Dr. Camille Azar Jacquelynn Sharp Anthony D Amico The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has designated St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center as a Level II trauma center. Achieving formal designation confirms that people severely injured who are brought to St. Mary-Corwin receive care that meets the highest standards developed for trauma centers. Designation is the CDPHE Trauma Program s process of evaluating a hospital against state standards for quality care, trauma resources and capabilities. The process required an extensive onsite review by CDPHE personnel of St. Mary-Corwin s trauma services. St. Mary-Corwin was operating as a trauma center, explained Renee Elwell, trauma nurse coordinator, but the level II designation by the State of Colorado required taking the final steps in improving the regional response and care delivery to the critically ill or injured patient. Flight For Life Colorado, the nation s oldest air ambulance program, is also often involved in responding to the region s trauma injuries. The addition of Lifeguard 4 demonstrates St. Mary-Corwin s commitment to trauma victims in the area, said Elwell. The rapid transportation provided by the helicopter can make all the difference, especially to people involved in rural trauma. Trauma, which focuses on injuries severe enough to cause death or disability, is one of the nation s most expensive health problems, costing more than $400 billion annually. Trauma injuries are the number one cause of death and disability nationally among people ages 44 and younger. OJC faculty Cont. from page 13 continually learning and trying to improve myself and my knowledge, I hope they will try to do the same in their lives. Vialpando and his wife Flora have five grown children. In his free time, he enjoys participating in the Mariachi Choir and playing the guitar. A second OJC faculty member to receive the coveted Who s Who Award for 2004 is Tamra Collins. Collins began teaching in the Business Technologies department at OJC in Collins grew up in the Cheraw community, 10 miles north of La Junta. After graduating from Cheraw High School, she attended Fort Hays State University where she received her bachelor s degree in business. She is currently working on an MBA degree that she plans to have completed this coming July. Before coming to OJC, Collins taught computer science for K-12 in WaKenney, Kansas. She also taught business at Rocky Ford High School. Former student Amanda Beirman from Manzanola nominated Collins for the Who s Who Award. This is a special award for me because I enjoy being able to help students on a daily basis. When Amanda nominated me for the award, it was an affirmation to know that I do make a difference in some of their lives, said Collins. Collins and her husband Jim have two children; Jennifer, age 18 and Tyler, age 15. The family lives on a farm, near Cheraw, where they raise sheep and goats.

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Todo ello en un ambiente de constante calidez y aprecio! Para revisar opciones específicas de trabajo y postular en línea, visítenos en Recursos Humanos 427 E. Colorado Avenue #202 Colorado Springs, CO Empleos: EOE Animamos a participar a candidatos bilingües UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO HOSPITAL Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion Hospital Phase II Fitzsimons Campus - Aurora, Colorado REQUESTING SUBCONTRACTOR QUALIFICATIONS Haselden Construction, LLC has been selected as the CM/GC for the referenced project: MBE and WBE firms are strongly encouraged to bid. Other bidders are strongly encouraged to utilize as many MBE and WBE suppliers and subcontractors as possible. Project goals are: MBE 17%, WBE 23.8% Bid Package BIDS Date Plans Available BP#3 Mass Excavation And Site Demolition (Ancillary Base) Early March 2005 BP#4 Foundations, Structural Excavation, Steel Mill Order (Ancillary Base) Early April 2005 BP#5 Tower Completion March 4, 2005 BP#6 Structure Late May 2005 (Ancillary Base) BP#7 Enclosure Late July 2005 (Ancillary Base) BP#8 Expanded Base Finishes (Ancillary Base) September 2005 A community informational meeting will be held at the Fitzsimons Campus, Building 500, 8th Floor, Bushnell Auditorium on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 from 3-4 PM. All interested potential subcontractors are encouraged to attend this meeting. Questions may be sent to Keith B. Morse per the info listed below. Project Description: The AIP Tower Fit-Up consists of the existing tower finish out of floors 7-11, approximately 146,000 sf. 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Project bids February 8, 2005 at 2:00 PM (MDT). SEMA Construction Inc S. Eagle St., Centennial, CO (303) ; (303) fax. All UDBE/ DBE firms are encouraged to participate. Bonding, lines of credit, and special insurance limits may be required; please contact SEMA for assistance. SEMA Construction Inc. is requesting sub bids and material quotes from all UDBE/DBE subcontractors and suppliers to meet the 6% UDBE goal for CDOT project NH , C13506R. Project consists of US No. 70K drainage improvements in Clear Creek County. Project bids February 17, 2005 at 10:00 AM (MDT). SEMA Construction Inc S. Eagle St., Centennial, CO (303) ; (303) fax. All UDBE/DBE firms are encouraged to participate. Bonding, lines of credit, and special insurance limits may be required; please contact SEMA for assistance. 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18 Page 18 3 de febrero de febrero 2005 REAL ESTATE Colorado Property Tax/ Rent/Heat rebate assistance provided free Colorado law provides a Property Tax/Rent/Heat Rebate Program (PTC) for low-income or disabled individuals. The PTC rebate is available only to those who have lived in Colorado for the full year and who have paid property taxes, rent or heating bills. Part-year residents are not eligible for the credit. The rebates are issued by the Colorado Department of Revenue. To be eligible for this rebate persons must meet the following criteria: - A full-year resident. - At least 65 years old or a surviving spouse at least 58 years old or - Disabled for all of 2004 regardless of age. PTC rebate years may be claimed up to two years after the calendar year ends. Starting February 1 through April 15, the Denver PTC applicants may get free help in completing the application at the Bank One building, th St. (17th and Champa). Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) volunteers will staff the site. To locate other VITA sites around the state where free assistance with the form is available, call the United Way 211 call center Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. by dialing 211 or visit the United Way Web site at Click on Get Help then click on Search for Services. Then search for VITA and the County. You can also visit Denver Asset Building Coalition at site_search.htm The Web site includes a zip code look-up feature for the entire state and a checklist of what to bring when you have your taxes filled out. The following Colorado Department of Revenue locations will provide free PTC form assistance through April 15: - Colorado Springs, 4420 Austin Bluffs Parkway - Fort Collins, 1121 W. Prospect Rd., Bldg D - Pueblo, 310 E. Abriendo Ave., Suite A4 - Grand Junction, 222 S. 6th St., Rm. 208 Qualified applicants can receive a rebate of up to $600 of the property tax and $192 of their heating expenses paid during the year, either directly or as part of their rent payments. Before 2004, PTC rebates were issued in one lump-sum payment. Due to legislative changes the 2004 PTC rebates will be issued in equal installments throughout the year. The date the rebate is approved will determine when the first payment is issued. To ensure that the first payment is received in April it is recommended that the PTC return be filed in January or early February. Alternative Lending of Colorado Purchase Debt consolidation Cash out Self employed, good credit, bad credit, bankruptcy. No money down- up to 100% financing Interest only programs We work with over 60 lenders and I will structure a program for your individual needs Investments, SFR, Modular, single Wides Contact Pollyanna Lobato ext. 137 Se habla español Mother Nature has long known the value of grouping things together. Saving money is just one of the benefits of a new Wells Fargo Package ṢM We put the accounts and services that you use most checking, savings, credit cards, for instance into one convenient package.that makes them more practical than they would be if used separately. And, depending on the package you choose you can get lots of extra benefits such as free Bill Pay, free Wells Fargo checks, even extra discounts on loans and lines of credit, and more. Still, one of the best things about a Wells Fargo Package is that a Wells Fargo banker will sit down with you and help you build the one that s right for you. Wells Fargo Packages and you happy as two peas in a pod. Pueblo Downtown 201 W. 8th St Pueblo North 3000 Hart Rd Sunset Park 1221 S. Prairie Ave Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. All rights reserved. Member FDIC

19 3 de febrero de febrero 2005 Page 19 COMMUNITY NEWS La fiesta de Super Bowl perfecta Continua de página 1 de tiempo para completarlas. El asador: Asegúrese de que la persona que se va a encargar de asar tenga el equipo necesario y esté preparado para el clima de su área. Siga los siguientes consejos al usar un asador a carbón o gas: Carbón: Verifique el suministro de carbón y asegúrese de que haya suficientes briquetas para asar antes del partido, en el medio tiempo y al final. Si tradicionalmente ha usado fluido encendedor para el carbón, estudie otras alternativas para asegurar que su comida no tenga gusto a combustible. Un encendedor de carbón estila chimenea (chimney starter) que usa papel o cubos encendedores sin olor es un artículo práctico, barato y seguro. Gas: asegúrese de que haya suficiente propano en el tanque para todo el día. Antes del día del partido asegúrese de verificar que el asador funcione apropiadamente. Para obtener más consejos, productos básicos y recetas para asadores, visite Super Bowl party Cont. from page 1 kickoff. Create a budget and Charcoal: Check the charcoal develop a shopping list of food, supply and make sure there are beverage items, and decorations. enough briquets for grilling before Put together a to do list and the game, at halftime, and when timeline of when to get things the final whistle blows. If you done. traditionally used lighter fluid for The Grill: Make sure the grilling the charcoal, check out the guru is ready with equipment and alternatives to ensure your food prepared to handle the elements. doesn t taste like fuel. A chimney A few tips to follow when grilling starter that uses paper or odorless with a charcoal or gas grill: The Set Up: Allow enough time Columba BushContinua de página 5 Cristian Parodi, Eduardo Vidal, socio de Hughes, Hubbard & Reed, y Dominique Virchaux, Directora General de Virchaux & Partners. El apoyo que se ha generado en torno a nuestra iniciativa está ganando importancia día a día. Mientras que muchos países han solicitado que no se publicite a quien apoparán, otros como Guatemala, la República Dominicana, Uruguay, Nicaragua, Honduras y Costa Rica han continuamente hecho anuncios que confirman que Miami es la única e indiscutible Puerta al continente Americano, concluyó Arrizurieta. El Tratado de Libre Comercio de las Américas (FTAA/ALCA), está siendo negociado por las 34 naciones del hemisferio occidental, y está diseñado para ser Dos Américas tour Cont. from page 9 to prepare food and decorate. Set up food and drink stations buffet style, with access from two sides. This will help more people get their food and drinks quickly. On the bar, use a wide container such as a galvanized steel bucket filled with ice and water for chilling drinks. Pull the corks on the wine before the party and have extra glasses nearby. There can never el tratado comercial de mayor alcance geográfico en la historia. El Tratado de Libre Comercio es un esfuerzo para unir las economías del hemisferio occidental en un solo tratado de libre comercio que comprendería 800 millones de consumidores con un producto interno bruto combinado de $14 trillones de dólares. be enough ice at a party-make sure there is plenty. On Saturday, get out all the tables and chairs, linens, platters, bowls, utensils, plates, cutlery, and glasses. Count them and use stick-on notes to label each platter and bowl with the food it will hold. Have enough TVs for everyone to seeeven in the bathroom! Have fun with decorations. Use streamers, balloons and confetti in the colors of both teams. During the Game: Watch when food and snacks run low and replenish the platters when needed. arrangements of some Beatles songs and a collage of guitar licks from 1960s pop songs called Baby Boomer s Rock n Roll Nightmare #9. Dávila is a native of San Juan, Argentina where childhood studies brought him into the classical guitar mainstream by the age of nine. He graduated from the National University of San Juan, where he is currently associate professor of guitar, artist-inresidence and a founding member of the San Juan Guitar Quartet. His awards include first prize at the Pre Cosquin Festival in Cordoba, Argentina and second prize in the National Guitar Competition in Buenos Aires. Bosse, who began as rock guitarist and toured with Billy Joel in the 1960s, has published a collection of Joel s songs arranged for guitar as well as his own original compositions. In Cañon City, Bosse pursues his love of guitar as a teacher and performer while maintaining a practice as a doctor of optometry. Visit his webpage, for more information. The Colorado Springs Guitar Society maintains an active schedule of concerts, workshops and membership meetings with information available at The Thursday Night Recital Series is sponsored by KCME- FM, 88.7, Springs Magazine and Pianos New and Used, who provide a concert grand piano for all concerts requiring one. Who: Dos Américas: Guitarist Alejandro Dávila (Argentina) and guitarist/ composer Jim Bosse (Cañon City). What: Thursday night recital series recital #3, Dos Américas. The US premier of music by Jose Paredes and include music from Walter Heinze, Astor Piazolla, Lennon & McCartney and Jim Bosse. When: Thursday, February 10 at 7:00 pm Where: Louisa Performing Arts Center at The Colorado Springs School, 21 Broadmoor Avenue. 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20 Page 20 3 de febrero de febrero 2005 Sangre de Cristo Arts Center presents Southern Colorado s Beautiful Mind exhibitions featuring the work of Dean Flemming, Orlin Helgoe, Tony Perniciaro, Jessie Montes and Ivy Carter. There will also be an exhibition of some of Rembrandt s etchings. Dean Flemming lives in Loose Slots Johnny Nolon s Casino slots are looser than the competition the artists commune of Libre that he helped establish in 1968 in the Wet Mountains of southern Colorado. In his Recent Paintings series reflects Flemming s immediate wilderness surroundings and consists of large scale, semiabstract landscapes. Each painting holds within it the energy created by his long and loose, vibrantly brush strokes that comprise this series. Orlin Helgoe: Prairie Wander provides a unique insight into his world particularly evident in his depiction of the prairie, a place that for him was a refuge inspiring Overall in 2003 Johnny Nolons Slots were OVER 12% LOOSER than the competition* So Far in 2004 Johnny Nolons is OVER 13% LOOSER than the Cripple Creek Casinos.** Nickels 2003 over 13% looser, 2004 over 15% looser Quarters 2003 over 10% looser, 2004 over 12% looser Dollars 2003 over 16% looser, 2004 over %10 looser MultiDenomination Games 2003 over 26% looser, 2004 over 45% looser New Players Join our Player s Club, bring in this ad and get 100 extra points. *according to he Official 2003 Colorado Gaming Statistics ** according to the Official 2004 Gaming Statistics contemplation and spiritual rejuvenation. In the mid 1970s, Helgoe s vision simplified into landscape sketches of the Pikes Peak area, and many of his familiar prairie symbols disappeared, with the exception of the floating blue circle. Tony The Bricklayer Perniciaro was born in 1917 in Brooklyn, New York. A working class Sicilian- American, Perniciaro in the late 70s found his way to Pueblo, where he lived until his death in Perniciaro was an untrained artist who started as a poet, eventually integrating drawings and color into his politically- and socially-charged poetry. Perniciaro s drawings and writings are an impressive mix of naiveté and sophistication. Another outsider artist was Jesus (Jessie) Montes of Cañon City. He creates bold pieces of two and three-dimensional art using corrugated paperboard (cardboard). In Jessie Montes: Ridges and Grooves, his portraits of famous people are striking in their likenesses, while his landscapes, design pieces and threedimensional sculptures are intensely creative and exciting. Following its hugely successful inaugural festival in April, 2004, the Taos Picture Show will return for its second edition March 31- April 3, 2005 in Taos, New Mexico. The festival kicks off with the sextet BING performing its original score for Buster Keaton s classic silent film Steamboat Bill, Jr., and continues through four days of feature films, documentaries and shorts programs. The full schedule of films will be available in mid-february, but will include a showcase of animation, a program of student shorts and films from around the world. Filmmakers and special guests will present many programs. It s become a tradition to bring ENTERTAINMENT Sangre de Cristo Arts Center showcases Southern Coloradoan artists Ivy Carter worked as a librarian and teacher while honing her skills as a mixed media artist. In her A Beautiful Mind series, she has cultivated an artistic vision from a strong personal and psychic reaction to her experiences, which she then translates into artistic expression. And for a bit of international flavor there will be some etchings by one of the Grand masters. Rembrandt loved etching as much as painting, and his genius extended to every subject: portraits, landscapes, biblical, beggars, musicians, monks and more. His scope was so vast that he can be considered a watershed for all printmaking that has ensued. In Rembrandt: The Moreschini Collection, Dr. Moreschini assembled an important and comprehensive collection of etchings by Rembrandt and his studio. Dean Fleming: Recent Paintings, Hoag Gallery. Feb. 5 - April 30 Orlin Helgoe: Tony The Bricklayer Perniciaro, Jessie Montes, Ivy Carter. Feb May 8th. Rembrandt: The Moreschini some of the best new films to Taos every spring, said Festival Director Jonathan Slator. We are determined to keep that spirit alive and share some outstanding films with Northern New Mexico s film audiences. Slator is also executive director of the Taos County Film Commission and the Taos Mountain Film Festival. Kelly Clement and Jason Silverman, the curating team responsible for the Taos Talking Picture Show, will again program the 2005 Taos Picture Show. The two have served as programmers or advisors for events including San Francisco Film Festival, the Telluride Film Festival, the Mill Valley Film Festival, the True/ False Festival, the Denver International Film Festival and the Native Cinema Collection, King Gallery. Jan April 23 A free public reception featuring the spring exhibitions will be held on Friday, February 11 from 5-8 pm in the Helen T. White Galleries. First National Bank - Colorado sponsors the reception and exhibits. Where: The Sangre de Cristo Arts Center located at 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., just off I-25, exit 98b. Hours: 11 am to 4 pm, Tuesday through Saturday Admission: $4 for adults and $3 for children. Members of the Arts Center receive free admission. For more information, please call or go online to Taos Picture Show features the globe s best cinema Showcase. Clement and Silverman have presented programs and spoken for organizations including the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, the Lensic Center for the Arts, the Center for Contemporary Arts, the Sundance Film Festival and SITE Santa Fe. All Taos Picture Show screenings will be held at the historic Taos Center for the Arts, located in downtown Taos. Passes for the Taos Picture Show, priced at $200 and $100, will be available beginning March 15. Individual tickets for each show, at $10, will be sold at the door 30 minutes before showtime. Information about the full schedule of films and parties will be available in mid-february at Pueblo Aztecs Cont. from page 8 by our office at 6th & Court Street. (Old Otero S&L Building) 4. Group concessions are available. Season Ticket Prices Court Side $35 / $1,085 Gold Tier $24 / $744 Silver Tier $18 / $558 Bronze Tier $12 / $372 ($8 Tickets Game Day Only) Each ticket level has value added benefits. 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