What Goes on in México at Christmas Time

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What Goes on in México at Christmas Time
Vol. 17. No. 50
The Hispanic Community's Newspaper
¿Qué Pasa en México Durante Navidad?:
What Goes on in México
at Christmas Time?
Most learn of the Posadas at a young age
Mexicans celebrate Christmas
with as much enthusiasm as we do
in the United States with family
and friends over traditional feasts,
celebratory drinks and all night
parties. But with its distinct history
Mexico also has many unique
traditions and a generally stronger
recognition of the season’s
religious roots.
To help appreciate Mexican
traditions Iowan Judy King, now
resident in Lake Chapala, Mexico,
explains some of the more
fascinating traditions.
Nacimientos (Nativity Scenes)
Saint Francis of Assisi in Italy
displayed the first nacimiento or
nativity scene in 1223. He
recreated the ancient scene in a real
stable, using barnyard
animals and local
persons.
Some of the first
Mexican monks
were taught by the
Spanish to carve
nativity figures. As
with most religious
customs in this country,
traditional folklore has crept into
some of the figures. A fascinating
Sunday or Thursday excursion
during late November and
December is to the Tonala market
which features dozens of stalls
which sell nothing but supplies,
bits and pieces for nacimientos.
Nacimientos have traditionally
been the main decorations in local
homes, businesses and churches,
and what tributes they are. Using
moss, sawdust, sand, and painted
paper, multi-tiered bases are
created to resemble hills, deserts,
rivers and lakes.
Whole villages appear on
tabletops, and more characters and
scenes are added each year Dozens
of figures are lovingly arranged
around December 14th, and kept
on display until February 2.
There are often purely Mexican
traditions and twists in the
nacimientos, like the rooster who
crowed to announce the birth of
the child, fish in the river (from the
lovely Mexican carol of the same
name—Los Peces en el Rio),
Lucifer lurking in his cave to tempt
the shepherds from their journey,
the Egyptians camping with their
tents and pyramids. These are
representations of complete
villages, with wells, vendors with
carts of fruits and vegetables,
playing children, musicians,
dancers, mutton and pork roasting
on spits, even women
making tortillas.
Foreigners are
frequently confused
when confronted by
nativity scenes and
other Christmas
decorations all
through January, and
even into February. Even
more puzzling to newcomers are
4 inch figures of Mary and Joseph,
and a nearly life size Christ child.
But there is tradition to explain
this, too.
On January 6, during the fiesta
to honor the arrival of the Three
Kings at the manger, a special ringshaped bread called the “Rosca”
will be served. Baked into the
bread are one or more small plastic
figures of the Child God.
The guests who find these
images in their serving of bread are
named the Godparents of the
Christ Child from the Nacimiento.
It is then their responsibility to host
Cont. on page 13
22 de diciembre - 5 de enero 2005
Tradiciones mexicanas para la Navidad
La Navidad es una festividad religiosa entre las familias tradicionales
y en las zonas rurales.
La Navidad significa el
nacimiento de Nuestro Señor
Jesucristo. Para prepararnos para
ese día en que celebramos
simbólicamente Su Nacimiento,
t e n e m o s
Posadas. Estas
posadas son una
“Novena”
o
nueve días antes
de la Noche
Buena, que es el
24 de diciembre.
Las Posadas
son
una
actuación de la
penuria
que
pasaron San José
y La Virgen
María
para
encontrar posada
o albergue en su
viaje a Belén
para cumplir con
el Censo de
acuerdo con las
Escrituras. En
español
les
llamamos “Los
S a n t o s
Peregrinos José
y María”. Cada
familia en un barrio se turna una
noche y celebra con una posada en
su casa; empiezan 16 de diciembre
y terminan el 24 en la Noche
Buena.
En cada casa hay un Nacimiento.
Los anfitriones representan a los
hosteleros y los niños del barrio,
así como los adultos, representan
a “Los Peregrinos” quienes piden
posada con un cántico simple a sus
versos. Todos llevan en sus manos
velitas encendidas y se escogen
cuatro adoloscentes para que
carguen a Los Peregrinos, que son
dos pequeñas estatuillas de San
José jalando a un burro en el cual
va montada de lado la Virgen
María. La procesión va guiada por
una vela dentro de un “farolito”,
que es como un acordeón de papel
de colores con una apertura arriba
y una vela adentro.
Los Peregrinos piden posada en
tres differentes casas pero
sólamente la tercera les dejará
entrar. Esa es la casa a la que le
corresponde la posada esa noche.
Cuando los hosteleros les permiten
pasar, el grupo de invitados entra
en el hogar y se arrodilla alrededor
del Nacimiento y reza el Rosario.
El Rosario es una oración católica
que consiste en 50 Ave Marías, 5
Padre Nuestros, 5 Glorias, y la
Letanía, que es una serie de
alabanzas para la Virgen María,
además tambien se cantan
canciónes tradicionales de
Navidad, como Noche de Paz, en
español ¡por supuesto!
Después de todos estos rezos,
sigue la fiesta para los niños. Se
les celebra con una Piñata, la cual
está llena de cacahuates (maní),
naranjas, mandarinas, cañas de
azúcar y a veces caramelos
envueltos. Por supuesto, también
hay cánticos para entonar mientras
que el niño en turno trata de
romper la piñata con un palo y con
los ojos vendados.
Aunque la piñata es originaria de
Italia, se ha convertido en una
tradición mexicana para cualquier
tipo de celebración en la cual hay
niños. La piñata se hacía con un
jarro de barro y se decoraba con
papel crepé de
diferentes
colores. Hoy en
día, las piñatas
están hechas de
cartón y de papel
maché y se
decoran
con
papel crepé. Este
cambio fue hecho
para evitar que
los niños se
cortaran
las
manos cuando se
tiraban al suelo a
recoger las frutas
y los dulces al
quebrar la piñata
ya
que
los
pedazos de barro
rotos
eran
peligrosos. Hay
todo tipo de
diseños, además
de la estrella, que
es la piñata
tradicional de
Navidad.
Para los adultos siempre hay
“Ponche con Piquete”, es una
bebida caliente hecha con frutas de
la estación con trozos de canela y
con un poco de aguardiente (ron,
tequila, mezcal, cognac, jerez,
etc.). Un buen substituto en Ohio
es la sidra de manzana con frutas,
sin “piquete”.
En la Noche Buena, el 24 de
diciembre, todos van a la Misa de
Noche Buena que es a las 12, o a
la medianoche. Después de la
misa, todos se van a sus
respectivas casas a la Cena de
Navidad con su familia y cualquier
amigo que carezca de familia,
siempre es bienvenido a participar
en la celebración, pero lo más
importante, es poner al Niño Jesús
en el pesebre en el Nacimiento.
Los regalos no se reciben en la
Continua en página 6
Feliz Navidad
Happy
New Year
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Property Tax Credit
Assistance in Pueblo
Pueblo SET for Well Being will
offer free assistance in filling out
the paperwork for property tax
credit to seniors at eight locations
in January.
To be eligible to file you must
have been a Colorado resident for
all of 2004, at least 65 years old
by the end of December, or a
surviving spouse at least 58 years
of age, or disabled for all of 2004
regardless of age. If you are single,
your income must be less than
$11,000 or less than $14,500 for a
married couple.
Be sure to bring photo
identification such as your
Colorado driver’s license or
Colorado ID card and your Social
Security Card. You must know the
amount of your income you
received from all sources. And,
you must know your monthly rent
paid for 2004 and your monthly
amount received from Social
Security.
All times are from 1 – 3:30 p.m.
at these locations:
January 5, Mesa Towers, 260
Lamar
January 7, Minnequa Park Apts.,
1400 E. Orman
January 11, Mineral Palace Tower,
1414 N. Santa Fe
January 13, Vail Hotel, 217 S.
Grand
January 18, Ogden Apartments,
2401 Ogden
January
20,
Richmond
Apartments, between Union
Avenue/ Main Street and Union
Plaza Apartments, 230 N. Union
Avenue
January 26, Azteca Apartments,
705 Hunter Drive (this is for
residents only)
Those who are not senior
citizens should file with the
Colorado State Department of
Revenue, 310 E. Abriendo, 5423735. For more information call
560-5886.
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Now Comes Out on Thursday
Libraries to Close for Holiday
All Pikes Peak Library District facilities will close at 4 p.m. on Friday, December 31 and be
closed all day on Saturday, January 1 in observance of the New Year holiday.
CSU – Pueblo Announces Holiday
Activities and Closing Schedule
As the end of Fall Semester
nears,
Colorado
State
University-Pueblo announces
the following information related
to the holiday season and the
start of the 2005 Spring
Semester.
President Ron and Sue
Applbaum cordially invite CSUPueblo students and staff and
their families to the 2004
Holiday Tree Lighting. The
annual tree lighting ceremony
and faculty/staff reception will
be held Friday, Dec. 3 beginning
at 4:45 p.m. on the north side of
the Fountain Plaza. The
celebration will move indoors for
a President’s Reception in the
Hearthwell Lounge. The
Classified Staff Council will
sponsor a silent auction of
miniature decorated trees with
proceeds supporting the
organization’s scholarship fund.
Pueblo Community College
President Mike Davis and his wife,
Beth, and CSU-Pueblo President
Ron Applbaum and his wife,
Susan, will host a joint Holiday
reception beginning at 6 p.m. on
Monday, Dec. 6 in the Fortino
Ballroom at the PCC College
Center, 900 West Orman.
CSU-Pueblo students will take
final examinations Dec. 6-10. The
University will be closed for
business beginning Friday, Dec. 24
through Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005. All
campus offices will reopen on
Monday, Jan 3.
The University Library also will
observe a change of hours during
the holiday break.
- December 20-23 Open 8 – 5 p.m.
- December 24-January 2, 2005
Closed
- January 3-7 Open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- January 8 and 9 Closed
- January 10-14 Open 8 a.m. – 5
p.m.
- January 15 and 16 Closed
A New Student Orientation is
scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 13,
for new freshmen accepted to
the University and those
interested in enrolling for the
Spring Semester. Orientation
will begin with check-in at noon
in the lobby of the Hasan School
of Business and will continue
with advising, registration, and
campus tours. To make a
reservation for Orientation, call
Student Academic Services at
(719) 549-2581.
Open registration for
continuing students who have
not already registered for the
Spring Semester will be
available from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.,
on Friday, Jan. 14, 2005.
The first day of Spring
Semester classes at CSU-Pueblo
is Monday, Jan. 17, 2005. To
register for classes, please
contact the Office of
Admissions at 719-549-2461.
Mexican Consulate Closes for Navidad
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Mexico in Denver notifies that
this Consulate will be closed the
following dates:
December 24th 2004, continuing
activities Monday 27th at 8:00am.
December 31st 2004, continuing
activities Monday January 3rd,
2005, at 8:00am.
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It’s Christmas Again
Every man’s memory is his private literature - Aldous Huxley, 1894-1063, British Author
This tiempo navideño is to be joyous, with much
hope and rejoicing. As one gets older, I find that I
must share my private literature. I find that my
memories contain information about Christmas past
in our family.
I wouldn’t say that both sides of my family were
super religious, but I did learn at an early age,
through catechism and grand parents, the real meaning of Christmas.
.
I guess the sentimiento that I feel now could also be joyous. I have come to realize that as the
oldest I have experienced a Christmas that the younger ones are not aware of.
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Sugar plum fairies did not dance in my head. I knew for sure that at this time of year there
would be lots of time in church and lots of good eating. Some members of my extended family
would give me problems to giggle about. “Where is that calf we fed the last time we were
here?” they once asked. I just smiled and told them that the calf was probably out in the
pasture. I couldn’t bear to tell them that it was probably on the dinner table.
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I’m not sure that I could explain to my siblings the different little things that so many aunts and
uncles brought to the gatherings. Their numbers have depleted so much in the last 30 years.
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How important are presents? I can’t remember one present I received prior to my 18th birthday.
But I can remember who was there and the times we shared. Times I cannot share today.
I am convinced that these many memories assisted in making certain Christmases passable.
Especially the ones I spent on hot, humid days in Vietnam.
Let us all share in peace and harmony this weekend. And to those of you that have gone on, we
will share the memories of Christmas past with you.
Feliz Navidad
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COMMUNITY NEWS
USCIS Implements New H-1B Visa Rules
New law changes aspects of the temporary work program
U.S. Citizenship and
Immigration Services (USCIS)
announced today that President
Bush has signed the Omnibus
Appropriations Act for FY 2005,
which contains provisions
affecting the H-1B and L
nonimmigrant visa categories.
Both the H-1B and L programs
allow U.S. employers to sponsor
temporary foreign workers.
Before October 1, 2003,
employers who used the H-1B
program were required to pay an
additional $1,000 fee imposed by
the American Competitiveness and
Workforce Improvement Act of
1998 (ACWIA). In part, that
$1,000 fee paid for U.S citizens,
lawful permanent residents and
other U.S. workers to attend job
training and receive low-income
scholarships or grants for
mathematics, engineering or
science enrichment courses
administered by the National
Science Foundation and the
2004 the Year of the Holiday Traveler
Record auto travel this
Christmas-New Year’s holiday
could result in a surge of holiday
traffic deaths, according to new
data from AAA and the National
Highway
Traffic
Safety
Administration. Of the nearly 51
million travelers AAA expects to
be on the roads this holiday season,
many will be traveling on some of
the most dangerous travel days of
the year, NHTSA warned.
NHTSA projections show that
about 410 people will die in motor
vehicle crashes during each of the
two holiday periods (Christmas
and New Year’s), resulting in 820
fatalities. Forty-five percent of
these fatalities will involve an
impaired driver (BAC 0.08 or
higher).
For this reason, the Governors
Highway Safety Association
(GHSA) reminds motorists to
drive safe and sober or face serious
consequences.
According to a GHSA survey, 40
states are planning special,
stepped-up
enforcement
campaigns over the holidays. In
Holiday Entertainment Takes
Off at the Springs Airport
Holiday entertainment at the
Colorado Springs Airport will be
in full swing beginning Friday,
December 17.
112/20 5-7 p.m. Serendipity Peak
Dulcimer Club
12/21 6-7 a.m. Harmony in Motion
12/22 11-1 p.m. Seated Chair
Massage
12/22 5-7 p.m. Sound Assembly
12/22 7-8 p.m. Sweet Adelines
12/23 11-2 p.m. Rolf at the
Keyboard
12/24 11-2 p.m. Rolf at the
Keyboard
Sound Assembly men’s quartet
and the complimentary seated
chair massage will be located in
the concourse for travelers waiting
for their aircraft.
All other performances will take
place in the atrium near the holiday
tree, which is located on the
second floor of the terminal.
WHEN: Friday, Dec. 17 through
Thursday, Dec. 24, 2004
WHERE: Colorado Springs
Airport, 7770 Drennan Road
the remaining states, drunkdriving enforcement will be a part
of the everyday work of state and
local troopers.
About 81 percent of the record
62.7 million holiday travelers will
go by motor vehicle this year. The
forecast of 50.9 million motor
vehicle travelers is up 2.9 percent
from the 49.4 million who drove a
year ago, and represents the largest
number of motorists in AAA’s 11
years of holiday travel forecasts.
“Consumer spending and
confidence are up from a year ago
and, with both Christmas and New
Year’s Day falling on Saturdays,
there are a number of ways
travelers can take advantage of
what for many will be two long
weekends,” said Robert L.
Darbelnet, President and CEO of
AAA. “But these long weekends
will mean more concentrated
travel, so expect crowded roads,
increased delays and risky driving
behavior.”
AAA’s holiday travel figures are
based on economic modeling and
a national telephone survey of
1,397 adults.
Department of Labor. Those
ACWIA fee requirements sunset
on October 1, 2003.
The H-1B provisions of the
Omnibus Appropriations Act reinstitutes the ACWIA fee and
raises it to $1,500. Petitioners who
employ no more than 25 full-time
equivalent employees, including
any affiliate or subsidiary, may
submit a reduced fee of $750.
Certain types of petitions, that
were previously exempt from the
$1,000 fee, are still exempt from
the new $1,500 and $750 fee. The
new $1,500 and $750 fee applies
to any non-exempt petitions filed
with USCIS after December 8,
2004. In addition, the Act creates
a new Fraud Prevention and
Detection Fee of $500 which must
be paid by petitioners seeking a
beneficiary’s initial grant of H-1B
or L nonimmigrant classification
or those petitioners seeking to
change a beneficiary’s employer
within those classifications. Other
than petitions to amend or extend
stay filed by an existing H-1B or
L employer, there are no
exemptions from the $500 fee. The
new $500 fee applies to petitions
filed with USCIS on or after
March 8, 2005.
Each of these fees is in addition
to the base-processing fee of $185
to file a Petition for a
Nonimmigrant Worker (Form I129) and any premium processing
fees, if applicable.
Local Dentist Earns
Associate Fellowship in
National Academy
At the American Academy of
Implant Dentistry’s 2004 Annual
Meeting in New York City, Gilbert
Garbiso, DDS, of Pueblo was
recognized as an Associate Fellow
of the academy.
As one of 357 dentists who hold
this distinguished membership, Dr.
Garbiso is a leading expert in
implant care.
To qualify for Associate
Fellowship Dr. Garbiso completed
300 hours of post-doctoral
instruction in implant dentistry,
performed implant cases and
passed an examination.
The examination was conducted
by an expert panel of implant completed by Garbiso.
dentists and covered a written test,
Dr. Garbiso maintains a dental
a series of oral examinations and practice at 3210 Wedgewood
defense of three implant cases Drive, Pueblo.
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NEGOCIOS - BUSINESS
U.S. Bank Makes It Easy for Spanish-Speakers to Apply for Accounts Online
U.S. Bank has made it easier for
Spanish speaking individuals to
apply for checking or savings
accounts online by making the
applications available in Spanish
at usbank.com/español. U.S. Bank
is one of only a few major banks
to offer the service.
Specifically, individuals may
apply for U.S. Bank Free
Checking with Interest, Interest
Plus Checking, Elite Checking and
Sponsorship Checking (accounts
that are affiliated with professional
sports teams that U.S. Bank
sponsors). Applications for U.S.
Bank Savings, Goal Savings and
Money Market Savings accounts
are also available in Spanish, as
well as applications for a
Certificate of Deposit (CD).
Individuals who apply for an
account at usbank.com/español
will receive an instant decision on
whether the application was
approved.
The move is part of an on-going
effort by U.S. Bank to make
financial services easy and
convenient
for
Hispanic
individuals and businesses to
access in person, by phone and on
the Internet.
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financial products. That’s why it’s
important for us to make it easy
for consumers to take action and
apply right there on the Internet if
they choose,” said Steve SaLoutos,
senior vice president of consumer
products and services at U.S.
Bank.
There is information in Spanish
on a variety of products and
services at usbank.com/español.
The site also includes a branch
locator feature where consumers
can obtain the telephone number
and driving directions to a local
branch with Spanish speaking
employees, where customers may
apply in person or find information
about other banking services in
Spanish.
Spanish-speaking
representatives are also available
by phone at 1-800-USBANKS.
The development of a Spanishlanguage account application on
the Internet is the latest in a long
line of services designed
specifically for multicultural
customers. U.S. Bank recently
expanded its money transfer
capabilities when it signed a
partnership with MoneyGram to
offer international money transfers
from U.S. Bank branches.
Additionally, U.S. Bank and the
United States Hispanic Chamber
of Commerce partnered to increase
the availability of loans for small
businesses through a program
called Capital in which local
chamber members can gain access
to a variety of a financing solutions
and the local chambers receive a
referral fee for business they
generate.
U.S. Bank is represented in
Colorado Springs at 2308 Pikes
Peak, 3525 Hartsel and in Pueblo
at 1018 Constitution Rd. If access
to the Internet is not possible U.S.
Bank suggests that prospective
clients visit their local branch.
Changes in Checking
Your money may fly out of your
checking account even faster now
that Congress has enacted a new
federal law called Check 21. You
may have heard about the
legislation, but exactly what does
it mean for you? Will you have to
change how you manage your
checking account?
The new Check 21 law enables
banks to send substitute checks
with your monthly statement.
These are simply electronic
images of your canceled checks.
This keeps banks from having to
physically transport checks from
place to place. Just as with
electronic check conversion, this
innovation allows banks to process
your money at a much faster pace.
You need to make sure when
you’re writing a check that your
account has enough funds to cover
the purchase. That two-or-threeday grace period you might have
relied on before might not exist
anymore
Find out the answers to these and
many more questions in Changes
in Checking, a new package of
publications from the Federal
Reserve Board and the Federal
Citizen Information Center. The
publications tell you what to
expect from Check 21, as well as
highlight other innovations in
processing checks. For instance,
more and more businesses now use
electronic check conversion to
process your payment by check.
This gives banks the ability to
process your check quicker. How
will you know your check is being
electronically converted, and what
are your rights in this new process?
Send your name, address and a
check or money order for $3.00 to
Changes in Checking, Pueblo,
Colorado 81009. -Call toll-free 1
(888) 8 PUEBLO. That’s 1 (888)
878-3256, weekdays 8 a.m. to 8
p.m. Eastern Time and ask for the
Changes in Checking package. Or
visit www.pueblo.gsa.gov.
Call 339-3038 or 637-0997
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Administration (TSA) is moving
to duplicate, over the upcoming
Holiday Season, the short wait
times at security checkpoints that
air travelers experienced over
Thanksgiving.
Data collected
by TSA over the
Thanksgiving
Holiday showed
an
average
passenger wait
time of 12
minutes during
peak
travel
periods, with overall wait times
averaging less than four minutes.
Year-end holiday travel typically
is not as concentrated as
Thanksgiving, but offers other
challenges including families
traveling together and the need to
move gifts through security
systems.
Rear Adm. David M. Stone,
USN (Ret.), Assistant Secretary of
Homeland Security for TSA,
emphasized the need for travelers
and families to be prepared for
security screening, and requested
that passengers not go to the
airport with wrapped packages. He
also reminded passengers not to
take firearms and ammunition
through the checkpoint in their
carry-on luggage.
Season depends upon our
continued partnership with the
traveling public and aviation
stakeholders,” he said. “TSA
pledges to do all it can to ensure
security and
p r o v i d e
excellent
customer
s e r v i c e .
Passengers need
to
prepare
themselves and
their families
ahead of time
for the airport security process, and
not bring any prohibited items like
firearms and ammunition to the
checkpoint.”
When traveling with children,
being ready to go through the
checkpoint can be a huge
timesaver. If alarms are set off,
additional screening takes
approximately three minutes per
person, on average. A conversation
with children in advance of airport
security may also be helpful. At the
checkpoint, children will need to
temporarily part with such things
as blankets and stuffed animals,
and older children need to know
that any comment suggesting a
threat to an aircraft or its
passengers is taken seriously by
TSA screeners.
visit its web site at www.TSA.gov.
The Web site has lists of Permitted
and Prohibited Items as well as
good seasonal advice, and
information for families traveling
with children.
TSA’s checkpoint protocols now
require all passengers to remove
outer coats and jackets for X-ray
before proceeding through the
metal detectors. That includes suit
and sport coats, athletic warm-up
jackets and blazers. If a sports coat
or blazer is being worn as the
innermost garment – not over a
blouse or sweater, for example –
it does not have to come off.
Other important TSA travel tips
to help travelers and their families
be prepared for the security
process include:
- As you wait in line at the security
checkpoint, place all metal items
in a carry-on bag and take laptops
and video cameras out of their
cases.
- To minimize the risk of damage
or loss, don’t pack fragile or
valuable items in checked
baggage. Take them with you in
carry-on baggage, or ship them to
your destination instead.
- Put undeveloped film in carryon baggage because equipment
used to screen checked baggage
Cont. on page 5
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Page 5
NEGOCIOS - BUSINESS
SBA Looks to Accurately Report Federal Contracting
The U.S. Small Business
Administration implemented a
new policy that enables the federal
government to more accurately
monitor contract awards when a
small business is purchased or
merged with a large business
through the process of novation.
The new policy requires a
business to recertify itself as small
for federal contracts transferred to
it from another business if the
contract is to continue being
counted as a small business
contract. It will also assist small
businesses in obtaining contracts
as federal agencies seek out new
small businesses for contracting
opportunities.
The new policy, effective today,
was introduced in a final rule that
amended the SBA’s size
regulations and appeal procedures
for size determinations as a result
of
comments
and
recommendations. The policy
recognizes that a business can be
legitimately small when it is
awarded the contract, but become
a large business by merging or
being acquired by another
company. Until recently, that
Calling Alameda High
School Alumni
The Alumni Registry is planning
a Reunion unlike any other
previously planned event. On
behalf of Alameda Senior High
School in Lakewood, CO, this
Reunion will encompass the
Classes of 1954-2004. It will
include a buffet dinner and
offering various forms of
entertainment. This Reunion will
take place on July 29, 2005, at Six
Flag/Elitch Gardens.
The Alumni Registry Committee
has arranged for a buffet dinner, a
fashion show, comedian and guest
appearances from local and major
personalities, including Mr.
Charles Langley with his 10-piece
band.
Langley most recently appeared
at Lowry Days. He is best known
for his role of “Joseph” in “Joseph
and the Amazing Technicolor
Dreamcoat” which sold nearly
80,000 seats during the course of
its five-season run. He continues
to receive rave reviews from critics
and fans. His tenor voice was
showcased at the Plano Forum
alongside guest speakers Robert
Kennedy and Steve Forbes. His
voice has been heard at the 2002
Winter Olympics, on KEZW
radio, and singing the National
Anthem at Coors Field as well as
the US Open Tennis Tournament
in New York City. His passion will
touch your soul as he sings songs
from the decades.
A percentage of ticket sales will
go to several charities - Colorado
CASA (Court Appointed Special
Advocates), A.L.I.E. Foundation
and the Alzheimer’s Association.
One of our door prizes will
include a Cruise for 2 valued at
$2,000. Check out our other
Supporters on the website.
The Alumni Registry invites
everyone that attended from 1954
through 2004 to join this Event
whether you graduated or if you
were an employee at AHS.
Please take note that
www.graduates.com has a free
Alumni registry. If you register
there the Alumni registry will
waive the fee ($3.65) for your
profile being listed on
www.alamedaalumni.com.
Holiday Season Air Travel
Cont. from page 4
will damage film. Also, high-speed
and specialty film should not be
put through X-ray machines, so
passengers may ask screeners at
the checkpoint to physically
inspect film.
- You are not required to remove
your shoes before you enter the
walk-through metal detector.
However, TSA screeners
encourage you to remove them
because many types of footwear –
including boots, platform shoes,
and footwear containing metal or
having a thick sole or heel – will
require additional screening even
if the metal detector does not
alarm.
- Do not wear jewelry, shoes or
clothing that may set off metal
detector alarms.
- Get to the airport in plenty of
time. - Remember to put
identification tags in and on all
baggage including laptops.
- Everyone, even frequent fliers,
should double check the contents
of their pockets and bags,
particularly carry-on luggage, to
ensure no prohibited items were
inadvertently packed.
- Passengers selected for
additional screening have the right
to request that it is done in a private
location.
- Do not overpack bags. If
screeners have to open them,
closing overstuffed bags can be
difficult and may result in that
checked bag being delayed until a
later flight.
- If TSA screeners need to open a
locked bag for inspection, they
may have to break the lock. There
are now products on the market
that have uniform locking systems
that enable screeners to open and
relock a bag. Passengers without
such devices may still want to
consider leaving bags unlocked.
company did not need to recertify
if it transferred the contract to the
acquiring business.
“This new policy will improve
upon the accuracy of the federal
government’s reporting of small
business achievements by
requiring small businesses to
reaffirm their small business status
to contracting officers once it has
been acquired by another
business,” said SBA Administrator
Hector V. Barreto.
In the novation process, once a
small business has been acquired
by means of a purchase or merger,
the contract is rewritten to reflect
the transfer of ownership and the
small business owner must
reaffirm its small business status
by submitting a written selfcertification statement to the
contracting officer of the procuring
agency.
Once the new owner has
established the small business
status, the contracting officer can
count the contract toward the
agency’s
small
business
contracting goals.
When a small business becomes
part of a large business through
purchase or merger, federal
contracts that are transferred to a
large acquiring business needs to
be properly counted as contracts
now held by large businesses. Now
that federal contracts may last as
long as 20 years under multiple
award contracts such as the
General Services Administration
Schedules, policies on small
business reporting must take into
account potential changes in
business ownership and control
that may occur over time.
For additional information on
the new policy, visit the SBA’s
Office of Size Standards Webpage
at www.sba.gov/size, and click on
“What’s New?
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22 de diciembre 2004 - 5 de enero 2005
NOTICIAS EN ESPANOL
U.S. Bank lo hace más fácil para los hispanohablantes a solicitar
cuentas en línea
De ahora en adelante, a los
hispanohablantes les resultará más
fácil solicitar cuentas de cheques
o de ahorro en línea, ya que U.S.
Bank ha puesto a su disposición
solicitudes en español en http://
www.usbank.com/espanol. U.S.
Bank es uno de los pocos bancos
de importancia que ofrecen este
servicio.
Se pueden solicitar la Cuenta de
cheques gratis con interés y las
Cuentas de cheques Interest Plus,
Elite y Sponsorship (las cuentas
Sponsorship son cuentas afiliadas
a equipos deportivos profesionales
patrocinados por U.S. Bank). La
solicitudes de Cuentas de ahorro,
Cuentas de ahorro con un objetivo
y Cuentas de ahorro del mercado
de dinero de U.S. Bank también
están disponibles en español, al
igual que las solicitudes de
Certificados de depósito (DC). Las
personas que soliciten una cuenta
a
través
de
http://
w w w. u s b a n k . c o m / e s p a n o l
recibirán una respuesta al instante
sobre la aprobación o el rechazo
de su solicitud.
Esta acción forma parte de un
esfuerzo constante por parte de
U.S. Bank para lograr que el
acceso de las empresas y los
particulares hispanos a los
servicios financieros, ya sea en
persona, por teléfono o a través de
Internet, resulte más fácil y
práctico.
“Internet es una herramienta
popular que las personas bilingües
o que hablan español utilizan para
investigar sobre bancos y obtener
información acerca de productos
financieros. Por eso es importante
para nosotros brindar a los
consumidores la posibilidad de
decidirse y presentar una solicitud
allí mismo, en Internet, si así lo
desean”, señaló Steve SaLoutos,
vicepresidente principal de
productos y servicios de U.S.
Bank.
http://www.usbank.com/espanol
ofrece información en español
sobre una variada gama de
productos y servicios. El sitio
también incluye un localizador de
sucursales mediante el cual los
consumidores pueden obtener el
número de teléfono de una
sucursal local con empleados que
hablan español e instrucciones
Tradiciones mexicanas para la Navidad
Navidad porque la Navidad es la
celebración del Nacimiento de
Nuestro Salvador.
La noche del año nuevo, hay una
Misa de Gallo, se celebra a la
medianoche también. Algunas
familias optan por ir a la iglesia al
anochecer para dar gracias por
todas las bendiciones recibidas
durante el año.
La celebración en la cual los
niños reciben los juguetes no es
sino hasta el 6 de enero, “el día de
Reyes” o Los Reyes Magos.
Fueron los Reyes Magos quienes
le llevaron los regalos al Niño
Jesús, por consiguiente, son ellos
quienes traen los regalos a los
niños y a las niñas que se han
portado bien. Los niños ponen sus
zapatos cerca de la ventana para
que los Reyes Magos le pongan el
regalo en su zapato. Si el regalo es
más grande que el zapato, entonces
lo ponen al lado. Varios niños
reciben un par de zapatos (calzado)
para llegar en automóvil en caso
de que deseen presentar la
solicitud personalmente u obtener
información sobre otros servicios
bancarios en español. Las personas
que deseen comunicarse con
representantes que hablan español,
pueden llamar al 1-800USBANKS.
El desarrollo de una solicitud de
cuenta en español en Internet es el
servicio más reciente dentro de una
amplia línea de servicios diseñada
específicamente para una clientela
multicultural.
Hace poco tiempo U.S. Bank
amplió sus opciones de
transferencia de dinero al asociarse
con MoneyGram para ofrecer
servicios internacionales de envío
de dinero desde cualquiera de las
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nuevo como regalo.
El día Reyes se celebra con una
merienda que consiste de
chocolate caliente y la Rosca de
Reyes La merienda se lleva a cabo
entre las 5 y las 7 de la tarde y no
es una comida pesada, sino algo
así como lo equivalente al “High
Tea”.
La Rosca de Reyes es un pan en
forma de guirnalda que está hecha
con muchos huevos y es muy
grande, está cubierta con frutas
cristalizadas y azúcar encima, pero
adentro hay una figurita de
cerámica que representa al Niño
Jesús. La persona a la que le toque
la pieza del pan con la figurita,
tiene que ser el Padrino o la
Madrina del Niño Jesus en el Día
de la Candelaria, el dos de febrero.
El día de la Candelaria es el día
de la Luz, el día de la Purificación.
Ese día se recoge el Nacimiento
con una fiesta organizada por la
persona que se sacó el Niño Jesús
PRESENTING THE 11th ANNUAL
Mexican Rodeo Extravaganza
A display of Mexican heritage and history, directed and produced by
Gerardo “Jerry” Diaz
Saturday, January 8 at 7:30 p.m.
and Sunday, January 9 at 2:00 p.m.
99
Spectacular Entertainment
• Mexican Bullfighters • Mariachi • Escaramuza Charra
• Bareback Riding Charro-Style • Folkloric Dancers
• Paso de la Muerte (The Death Jump) • Mutton Bustin’
• Ryan Rodriguez – Clown Entertainer
• Rope Artistry and Dancing Horses with Gerardo Diaz,
Charro de Corazon • Bull Riding Charro-Style
• Trick Riding
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sucursales de U.S. Bank.
Además, U.S. Bank y la Cámara
de Comercio Hispana de los
Estados Unidos se asociaron para
aumentar la disponibilidad de
préstamos para las pequeñas
empresas a través de un programa
denominado ¡Capital!, mediante el
cual los miembros de las cámaras
locales pueden obtener acceso a
una variedad de soluciones
financieras y las cámaras locales
reciben una comisión por
referencia sobre los negocios que
generan.
Los sucursales locales de U.S.
Bank se encuentran en 2308 Pikes
Peak y 3525 Hartsel. En Pueblo
está en 1018 Constitution Rd. Si
no tiene acceso al internet, se
puede visitar cualquier surcusal.
NationalWestern.com
OVER-THE-COUNTER TICKET SALES
Available at 85 King Soopers Stores from Cheyenne to Pueblo
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en la Rosca de Reyes. Dicha
persona es responsable por hacerle
el Ropón al Niño Jesús. Se
acostumbra a celebrar ese día con
una cena con Tamales. (Los
tamales son un platillo típico de
México que se hace con masa de
maíz y se rellenan con carnes en
salsa o con pasitas y se le agrega
azúcar para hacerlos dulces y se
envuelven con las hojas del elote).
En la actualidad, estas tradiciones
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Page 7
NOTICIAS EN ESPANOL
El año 2004 tendrá la mayor cantidad de viajeros navideños
Un tráfico sin precedentes
durante los días de fiesta de
Navidad y Fin de Año podría tener
por consecuencia un aumento
drástico en las muertes por
accidentes, según nuevos datos de
la AAA (Triple A) y la
Administración Nacional de
Seguridad en el Tráfico de
Carreteras (NHTSA). De los
aproximadamente 51 millones de
viajeros que la AAA proyecta que
circulen por las carreteras en esta
temporada, muchos estarán
haciéndolo durante los días de
mayor peligrosidad del año,
advirtió la NHTSA.
Las proyecciones de la NHTSA
Tradiciones mexicanas para
la Navidad Continua de página 6
han sido modificadas. Por
ejemplo, las posadas son fiestas
que se celebran en diferentes casas
nueve días antes de la Navidad, y
son simplemente fiestas seculares.
Asimismo, con la influencia del
Tratado Libre de Comercio
conocido como el TLC, ahora se
celebra la Navidad al estilo de los
Estados Unidos entre la gente
adinerada, con Santa Claus y todas
las tradiciones norteamericanas
con sus platillos y los regalos. Otra
gente se toma vacaciones para ir a
esquiar a los Estados Unidos o a
Europa, o viaja a lugares turísticos
en México.
Todas las instituciones educativas
tienen vacaciones por tres semanas
y no regresan a las clases sino
hasta después del 6 de enero.
Asimismo, las oficinas de
gobierno y sus dependencias
cierran durante esas dos semanas.
Feliz Navidad
demuestran que cerca de 410
personas perderán la vida en
accidentes automovilísticos en
cada uno de los dos períodos de
fiestas (Navidades y Año Nuevo)
para un total de 820 fallecimientos,
de los cuales, el cuarenta y cinco
por ciento involucrará a un
conductor en estado de
embriaguez (BAC 0.08 o
superior).
Por esta razón, la Asociación de
Gobernadores de Seguridad en las
Carreteras (GHSA) recuerda a los
conductores que deben mantener
la precaución y no consumir
bebidas alcohólicas, o enfrentarán
serias consecuencias.
Según una encuesta de la GHSA,
40 estados tienen en proyecto
campañas especiales intensas para
el cumplimiento de las leyes
durante la temporada de días
festivos. En los estados restantes,
la detección de conductores en
estado de embriaguez será parte
del trabajo diario de los agentes de
la policía estatal y local.
Cerca del 81 por ciento de la
cantidad récord de 62.7 millones
de viajeros de temporada
navideña, se desplazará en
automóviles.
El pronóstico de 50.9 millones
de viajeros que se trasladarán en
este medio de transporte
constituirá un aumento del 2.9 por
ciento en relación con los 49.4
millones que viajaron en vehículos
el año pasado, y representa la
mayor cifra de conductores en
once años de pronósticos de viajes
durante dicha temporada del año
realizados por la AAA.
“El gasto y la confianza del
consumidor son mayores que hace
un año, y, como los días de
Navidad y Año Nuevo son
sábados, existen varias formas
mediante las cuales los viajeros
pueden aprovechar lo que para
muchos serán dos fines de
semanas ‘largos’.
Pero estos fines de semana
también implicarán más viajes
concentrados, por lo que se deben
esperar
carreteras
más
congestionadas, un incremento en
las demoras y más conductas
peligrosas por parte de los
conductores”, dice Robert L.
Darbelnet, Presidente y Director
Ejecutivo de AAA.
Las cifras de viajeros estimada
por la AAA se basaron en un
modelo económico y una encuesta
telefónica nacional en la que
participaron 1,397 adultos.
Feliz
Navidad
from Penrose-St. Francis
May your holidays be
warm and delightful.
May the new year bring
good health and happiness
to you and the ones you love.
And as we gaze at the
dawn of a new year,
may the phrase
“peace on earth”
become more than
a wish, but a
wonderful reality.
Copyright © Centura Health Corporation, 2004.
26527 12/04
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NOTICIAS EN ESPANOL
Tipos informativos de UT Southwestern
¿Cómo Santa puede ayudar a que los niños aprendan el verdadero
espíritu de la época navideña?
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verdadera identidad de Santa
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paso a la oportunidad de ayudarlos
a asimilar los valores positivos que
representa la época navideña, dice
elDr . Carroll Hughes, profesor de
psiquiatría de UT Southwestern
Medical Center en Dallas.
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importancia de las tradiciones y la
unidad familiar a los niños?”
De la misma manera, esto es
igualmente verdadero con otras
fiestas culturales tales como
Hanukkah, Kwanzaa y Ramada,
ya que cada una involucra un
espíritu similar de generosidad y
dar sin recibir nada a cambio, nos
dice el doctor.
A medida que se desarrollan los
niños, aprenden a temprana edad
- entre los 4 y 6 años de edad-que
los personajes de las caricaturas no
son reales. De la misma manera
identificarán a Santa Claus si los
padres enfocan a Santa como un
símbolo del espíritu de la época,
dice el Dr. Hughes.
Si su lista de invitados a la fiesta
incluye a personas que padecen
de asma, bríndeles comodidad
Como anfitrión usted
probablemente ya pensó en todo
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Pero laDra. Rebecca Gruchalla,
jefe de la división de alergia e
inmunología de UT Southwestern
Medical Center en Dallas,
recomienda unas cuantas
precauciones extra si su lista de
invitados incluye a alguien que
padezca de asma. Las siguientes
sugerencias pueden ayudar a crear
una atmósfera agradable para los
invitados y ayudarlos a evitar un
ataque de asma:
- No utilice árboles de cedro o
enebro, que polinizan en esta
época del año. En su lugar, invierta
en un árbol artificial y manténgalo
libre de polvo.
- Sea consciente con las
fragancias, y evite usar candelas
aromatizadas y rociadores
ambientales.
- Reprograme su fiesta si usted se
enferma. Las personas con asma
son más susceptibles a los catarros
y gripe, los cuales pueden
exacerbar
los
problemas
respiratorios.
Un regalo que no necesita en esta
época de frenesí - melancolía de
fin de año
El ajetreo y trajín de las fiestas
de fin de año no siempre se traduce
en sentimientos de calor y regocijo
para todo el mundo. La sensación
de soledad o aislamiento particularmente cuando se
compara con el ambiente
resplandeciente que se pinta
alrededor de nosotros en películas
de la época, dramas televisivos y
adornos en las tiendas - a menudo
nos produce melancolía.
Esto es algo diferente a la
verdadera depresión clínica, la
melancolía de la navidad es
transitoria y puede resolverse o
prevenirse
de
manera
relativamente fácil, dice elDr .
Makhukar Trivedi, director del
Programa y Clínica de
Investigación de Desórdenes de
Humor de UT Southwestern
Medical Center en Dallas.
“Algunas personas no tienen la
oportunidad o los medios para
interrelacionarse con familiares y
amigos y eso ofrece un duro
contraste con los cuadros pintados
por los medios y la atención que
se enfoca de la época,” dice el Dr.
Trivedi, profesor de psiquiatría.
“Por otro lado, es sorprendente lo
rápido que estas personas pueden
librarse de esta melancolía, si tan
sólo hacen un esfuerzo
concentrado.”
El Dr. Trivedi ofrece las siguientes
sugerencias para combatir la
melancolía de fin de año:
- Involúcrese con su comunidad o
en actividades de caridad.
- Haga ejercicio regularmente.
- Coma adecuadamente.
- No ingiera demasiado alcohol.
- Duerma suficiente.
- Mantenga una rutina.
“Existe una manera natural de
tratar la melancolía de fin de año,”
nos dice. “Básicamente tiene que
ver con seguir los mismos
consejos que su madre le hubiera
dado.”
Para su buffet navideño, recuerde
la regla de las dos horas ciertamente las bacterias lo harán
El visitar a familiares y amigos
y pasar largas horas comiendo o
picando bocadillos estilo buffet a
la vez que miran juegos de fútbol
durante horas es una parte integral
de muchos cuadros de fin de año.
Sin embargo, por la seguridad de
sus invitados, asegúrese que su
banquete no se convierta en un
exuberante buffet de bacterias.
“Uno de cada cuatro americanos
padece de algún tipo de
enfermedad a causa de alimentos
cada año,” nos diceLona Sandon,
profesora auxiliar de nutrición
clínica de UT Southwestern
Medical Center en Dallas. “Para
asegurarse que está ofreciendo
alegría navideña y no una
intoxicación por alimentos, no deje
la comida afuera durante más de
dos horas a la vez. Dos horas es
un tiempo crítico, después del cual
las bacterias comienzan a
multiplicarse rápidamente.”
Si usted o sus invitados están
controlando lo que ingieren de
calorías, Lona Sandon les da otra
sugerencia. “Ponga platos más
pequeños para los banquetes de fin
de año. También puede colocar las
boquitas en platos servidores más
pequeños.” El resultado: los
invitados tienden a comer
porciones más pequeñas.
“Adicionalmente, si su mesa está
repleta de más opciones de las que
puede comer, considere no servirse
los alimentos que come en
cualquier época del año, como
puré de papas,” nos dice.
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DEPORTES
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
Welcome to the Bowls!
Bowl Matchup
Date/Time
PlainsCapital Fort Worth at Fort Worth, Texas Marshall vs. Cincinnati
Pioneer PureVision Las Vegas at Las Vegas Wyoming vs. UCLA
Sheraton Hawaii at Honolulu Hawaii vs. UAB
MPC Computers at Boise, Idaho Virginia vs. Fresno State
Motor City at Detroit Connecticut vs. Toledo
Independence at Shreveport, La. Miami (Ohio) vs. Iowa State
Insight at Phoenix Notre Dame vs. Oregon State
EV1.net Houston at Houston, Texas Colorado vs. UTEP
MasterCard Alamo at San Antonio, TX. Oklahoma State vs. Ohio State
Continental Tire at Charlotte, N.C. Boston College vs. North Carolina
Emerald Bowl at San Francisco, Calif. New Mexico vs. Navy
Pacific Life Holiday at San Diego, Calif. Texas Tech vs. Cal
Silicon Valley at San Jose Calif. Northern Illinois vs. Troy
Gaylords Hotels Music City at Nashville, Tenn. Alabama vs. Minnesota
Vitalis Sun at El Paso, Texas Arizona State vs. Purdue
AutoZone Liberty at Memphis, Tenn. Boise State vs. Louisville
Chick-fil-A Peach at Atlanta, Ga. Florida vs. Miami
Outback at Tampa, Fla. Georgia vs. Wisconsin
SBC Cotton at Dallas, Texas Tennessee vs. Texas A&M
Toyota Gator at Jacksonville, Fla. Florida State vs. West Virginia
Capital One at Orlando, Fla. LSU vs. Iowa
Rose Bowl at Pasadena, Calif. Texas vs. Michigan
Tostitos Fiesta at Tempe, Ariz. Pittsburgh vs. Utah
Nokia Sugar at New Orleans, La. Virginia Tech vs. Auburn
FedEx Orange at Miami, Fla. USC vs. Oklahoma
Eleven Mile State Park
Hosts Open House
To ring in the New Year, Eleven
Mile State Park will host a
“Holiday Open House” on January
2, 2005 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at
the Park Visitor Services Center
located at 4229 County Rd 92.
Everybody is welcome, so use
this as a perfect excuse to bundle
the family into the car and take a
drive.
As a part of the celebration, all
Rocky
Mountain
Nature
Association bookstore items will
be reduced by 15 percent. This
includes not only the great
selection of books on local history,
fishing, children’s tales, travel and
hiking guides, but also all maps,
screen savers, finger puppets,
games, magnets and post cards as
well.
While enjoying the festivities,
why not take a moment to
purchase your 2005 Colorado
State Parks annual pass? They are
valid in all 41 state parks
throughout the calendar year.
The reservoir iced over early this
year and most areas have at least
six-inches of ice. Ice fishermen
have been finding some success
landing trout at Coyote Ridge,
Witcher’s Cove, Howbert Point
and Rocky Flats. Fishing success
for Kokanee salmon should also
increase due to a larger than usual
supply fish stocked in 2001, which
are now mature.
All park visitors are invited to
take a break from the cold weather
and warm up with a glass of hot
apple cider or coffee served with
holiday cookies. The park also
intends to hold a drawing at the
end of the day for several gifts
from the bookstore, so visitors are
encouraged to fill out a drawing
entry.
For additional information or
driving directions, please contact
the Eleven Mile State Park office
at 719-748-3401.
Feliz Navidad
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Dec. 23 6:30 p.m. ESPN
Dec. 23 9:45 p.m. ESPN
Dec. 24 7 p.m. ESPN
Dec. 27 2 p.m. ESPN
Dec. 27 5:30 p.m. ESPN
Dec. 28 6:30 p.m. ESPN
Dec. 28 9:45 p.m. ESPN
Dec. 29 4:30 p.m. ESPN
Dec. 29 8 p.m. ESPN
Dec. 30 1 p.m. ESPN2
Dec.30 4:30p.m. ESPN2
Dec. 30 8 p.m. ESPN
Dec. 30 11 p.m. ESPN2
Dec. 31 Noon ESPN
Dec. 31 2 p.m. CBS
Dec. 31 3:30 p.m. ESPN
Dec. 31 7:30 p.m. ESPN
Jan. 1 11 a.m. ESPN
Jan. 1 11 a.m. Fox
Jan. 1 12:30 p.m. NBC
Jan. 1 1 p.m. ABC
Jan. 1 4:30 p.m. ABC
Jan. 1 8:30 p.m. ABC
Jan. 3 8 p.m. ABC
Jan. 4 8 p.m. ABC
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ENTERTAINMENT
Library Highlights
Exhibitions:
Watercolors by Michele Tate
Subjects ranging from frogs
peering through willows to a snake
slinking through fern fronds.
Dec. 1-31, East Library
The Tobacco Education and
Prevention Partnership
A display with information to
reduce tobacco use and exposure
to secondhand smoke.
Dec. 1-31, East Library
Paintings by Ron Andrea
Portrays locales in Colorado,
Kansas and England, as well as
still lifes. His subjects are often
commonplace scenes and objects,
which he draws realistically and
paints using fully saturated colors
and dramatic contrasts.
Dec. 1-31, Monument Branch
Library
Contemporary Landscapes by
T.D. Lucy
Spectacular Western sunsets,
majestic mountains, rolling
landscapes, still life and abstracts.
Lucy has studied with artists such
as Claude Ponsot and Frank Webb.
Dec. 1-31, Penrose Public Library
The Sons of the American
Revolution (SAR) will display an
American Revolutionary-era
uniform, field craft knives, flags,
photos of SAR activities and more.
Dec. 2-31, Penrose Public Library
AUDITIONS
Colorado Springs Chorale
Invites singers to join the second
half of the 48th season to present
Handel’s Israel in Egypt in April
and Mozart’s Requiem in May. The
season will conclude with Stars
and Stripes, Forever. Auditions by
appointment only. Call Jackie,
634-3737.
Jan. 4 & 5 at 6:30 p.m. Packard
Hall Auditorium, Colorado
AMIGO TRAVEL
1800-709-2838
Boletos de Ida y vuelta saliendo de Denver o Colorado Springs:
Buenos Aires
$650 Caracas
$480 Panama
$370
Santiago,Chile $640 Cancun
$350 Salvador
$370
Sao Paulo,Rio $520 PuertoVallarta
$350 Guatemala
$440
Mexico
$325 Merida
$360 Lima
$440
Guadalajara
$325 Acapulco
$360 Quito
$570
Bogota
$540 Montevideo
$810 Guayaquil
$570
*Impuestos no incluidos. Precios pueden cambiar sin previo aviso
*Aplican algunas restricciones
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College
Colorado Springs Children’s
Chorale
All children aged 7-13 for the
treble choir. Instruction in
performance, singing, music
reading,
presence
and
choreography are all part of the
experience as a member of the
Children’s Chorale. Call 633-3562
to set up an appointment.
Saturday, Jan. 8.
CONCERTS
New Years Eve: A Century of
Celebration
Colorado Springs Philharmonic
under the direction of Thomas
Wilson with featured guests Amy
Sue Hardy, our own local musical
theatre diva, and jazz pianist
Lawrence Leighton Smith. An allnew program that is all about
celebration including selections
from The Sound of Music, The Big
Band Era, the music of Stephen
Sondheim and Porgy and Bess.
Friday, Dec. 31, 8 p.m. Pikes Peak
Center, 190 South Cascade
Avenue, Colorado Springs
Wallace Cotton & The Rotten
Forgottens
Classic R&B, rock and funk
presented by this ten-member
band that mixes horns, drums,
violin, sax, bass and the addition
of three female backup singers.
Friday, Jan. 7, 5:30 p.m. Sangre
de Cristo Arts Center
Boogie Machine
This super 70s Disco Dynamo
with well get you boogying with
the band members’ wildly
patterned, designed bow ties and
Afro hairdos. The tunes they belt
out are guaranteed to light up the
stage and get you on the dance
floor.
Friday, Jan. 14, 5:30 p.m. Sangre
de Cristo Arts Center
The Martini Shot
The band’s performance can only
be described as being like a
human jukebox with the ability
to play virtually any song
requested from the audience, as
well as highlighting their
impressive originals. From their
personal repertoire of
progressive rock, the band
incorporates guitars, drums and
lively singing with a more
traditional jazz keyboard,
saxophone and trumpet
accompaniment.
Friday, Jan. 21, 5:30 p.m. Sangre
de Cristo Arts Center
Daniel Cordova y Esperanza
Formed in 1994, Esperanza’s hot
New Mexican music has been a
crowd-pleaser throughout
southern Colorado. The group
has recorded five CDs and
received six nominations and a
Cumbia of the Year Award at the
New Mexico Hispano Music
Awards in Albuquerque. The
band has also won the “Battle of
the Bands” at the Colorado State
Fair.
Friday, Jan. 28, 5:30 p.m. Sangre
de Cristo Arts Center
EDUCATION AND
WORKSHOPS
Programs for Adults:
Tutor Training
Free training will be provided to
volunteers who want to help
adults improve basic reading,
writing, and English language
skills. Call 531-6333, x2223 for
information or to register.
Tuesday, Jan. 4
Fiction Book Club
Join this free book
discussion about The
Optimist’s Daughter by
Eudora Welty. For
information, call 6336278.
Thursday, Jan. 6, 2 p.m.
Cheyenne Mountain
Branch Library
Palmer Lake Book
Group
Join this free book
discussion about a trio of
holiday stories: Esther’s
Gift by Jan Karon, Visions
of Sugar Plums by Janet
Evanovich and Shepherds
Abiding by Jan Karon;
readers may choose any or
all of the selections. For
more information, or to
request copies, call 4812587.
Friday. Jan. 7, 9 a.m.
Palmer Lake Branch
Library
Rockrimmon Fiction
Book Club
Join these free discussions
open to everyone;
registration is not
necessary. The discussion
this month will be about The
Devil Wears Prada by Lauren
Weisberger. For more
information call 593-8000.
Tuesday, Jan. 4, 1 p.m.
Rockrimmon Branch Library
Talk English! Facilitators’
Training
Volunteers are needed to lead
informal social conversation
groups for adult English
language learners with
intermediate (or better) English
skills. Groups meet once a week
for two hours. Call 531-6333,
x2224 or x2223 to register for
training.
Saturday, Jan. 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Penrose Public Library
Basic Legal Research Class
This workshop will cover: how
to find federal and state laws;
how to find court cases; where to
find legal forms; and what
Loislaw is and how to use it.
Registration is required by
calling 389-8968.
Tuesday, Jan. 11, 8:30-10 a.m.
Penrose Public Library
Socrates Café
This weekly discussion group for
adults focuses on a deeper look
into philosophy, religions,
spirituality, and the common
threads among humanity. Call
488-2370 for more information.
Tuesdays from 1-3 p.m.
Monument Branch Library
Talk English!
Intermediate and advanced
English language learners are
invited to practice speaking
social English at these free
informal conversation groups for
adults.
Monday, Jan. 17, 24, 31, 6:308:30 p.m. Cheyenne Mountain
Branch and Monument Branch
Libraries
Tuesday, Jan. 18 and 25, 6:308:30 p.m. East Library
Tuesday, Jan. 18 and 25, 6:308:30 p.m. Sand Creek Branch
Library
Wednesday, Jan. 19 and 26,
6:30-8:30 p.m. Penrose Public
Library
Thursday, Jan. 20 and 27, 9-11
a.m. East Library
Thursday, Jan. 20 and 27, 6:308:30 p.m. Ruth Holley Branch
Library
Talk Spanish!
Spanish language learners are
invited to practice speaking
social Spanish during these free
informal conversation groups for
adults. For more information,
call 531-6333, x1314.
Monday, Jan. 24, 7-8:30 p.m.:
Intermediate, East Library
Thursday, Jan. 27, 1:30-3 p.m.:
All levels, East Library
Monday, Jan. 31, 7-8:30 p.m.:
Advanced, East Library
Programs for Seniors:
History Buffs
Participants read books they select
about various periods in history
Cont. on page 20
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ENTERTAINMENT
Dave Valentin
Grammy-Winning Jazz Flute Player
Benefit Performance for Urban
League Pikes Peak Region
Saturday, January 15, 2005 at 8
p.m. at The Antlers Hilton Hotel
The concert has cabaret seating
for a relaxing evening of music.
Valentin’s distinctive style moves
from traditional jazz to full-out
jazz fusion. The recent history of
contemporary jazz and Latin
music has produced few
January Heats Up with Festival Fridays!
Starting January 7, celebrate the
end of the week with Festival
Fridays! For four consecutive
Fridays, enjoy great music, spirits
and fun from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30
p.m. (gates open at 5 p.m.) indoors
in the Sangre de Cristo Arts
Center’s Jackson Conference
Center.
January 7 - Wallace Cotton &
The Rotten Forgottens
Classic Funk & Soul
The season
kicks off with
the
classic
R&B, rock and
funk of Wallace
Cotton and the
R o t t e n
Forgottens. This
ten-member
band
has
recently added
some original
music to the
Wallace Cotton
standard of funk
and soul. With a mix of horns,
drums, violin, sax, and bass and
the addition of three female
backup singers, the group offers a
new spin on the classic favorites.
Over the years, Wallace Cotton has
made their name as one of the top
Festival Fridays crowd pleasers.
January 14 - Boogie Machine
Super 70s Disco Dynamo
Grab your boogie shoes and hold
on for one wild, funky ride! This
electrifying band brings its disco
routine to Festival Fridays for the
second year in a row. With the
band members’ wildly patterned,
designed bow ties and Afro
hairdos, their music results in lots
of foot-stomping, hip-swaying and
hand-clapping. Familiar tunes they
belt out include “I Will Survive,”
“Stayin’ Alive,” “Love Roller
Coaster” and others. They are
guaranteed to light up the stage
and the dance floor!
January 21 - The Martini Shot
Progressive Rock
This band will be making
its third debut to our
Festival Fridays concert
series. The band’s
performance can only be
described as being like a
human jukebox with the
ability to play virtually any
song requested from the
audience,
as well
a
s
highlighting
their impressive
originals. The
covers that The
Martini Shot
plays include
u n i q u e
inflections that
makes the band
stand alone.
Enjoy an array
of hits by Van
Morrison, Uncle Kracker, Pink
Floyd, Bare Naked Ladies, Dave
Matthews Band, Garth Brooks and
more. From their
personal repertoire
of progressive rock,
the
band
incorporates guitars,
drums and lively
singing with a more
traditional
jazz
k e y b o a r d ,
saxophone
and
t r u m p e t
accompaniment.
They are guaranteed
to light up the stage!
January 28 - Daniel Cordova y
Esperanza
New Mexican
This popular group will once
again take our stage for a highenergy performance. Formed by
Daniel Cordova in 1994,
Esperanza’s hot New Mexican
music has been a crowd-pleaser
throughout southern Colorado.
Currently playing radio stations
throughout the region, the group
has recorded five CDs and has
received six nominations and a
Cumbia of the Year Award at the
New Mexico Hispano Music
Awards in Albuquerque. The band
has also won the “Battle of the
Bands” at the Colorado State Fair.
Cordova, himself, has made guest
appearances on TV’s Univision
and Telemundo. Daniel Cordova
Y Esperanza’s performance is sure
to have everyone on their feet
dancing.
Admission for all Festival
Fridays is $4 in advance or $5 at
the door. Tickets are available at
the Arts Center Box Office, 210 N.
Santa Fe Ave., just off I-25 exit
98b, or feel free to order by calling
(719) 295-7222.
Feliz Navidad
instrumentalists as singularly
talented, artistically accomplished
and popular as this remarkable
musician, composer, arranger and
bandleader. The Antlers has
special room packages available
for the concert. Tickets: $25 per
person. Available from the Pikes
Peak Center Box Office. To
reserve tickets on a credit card, call
the Urban League at 634-1525.
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AUTOMUNDO
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more populated with SUVs, it
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A Happy Holiday Starts with Safe Driving
The first day of winter is a
reminder of what draws so many
people to Colorado and has kept
so many of us from considering
anywhere but Colorado home – the
champagne powder others simply
call snow.
Colorado’ s snowfall makes for
fun adventures at our state’s many
ski resorts and winter playgrounds,
but it also makes for hassles on
days when we just need to get from
home to work safely and on time.
As the ‘safekeeper’ of nearly
23,000 lane miles of Colorado
roadways and highways, the
Colorado
Department
of
Transportation takes winter
driving very seriously. They have
to. Your safety and that of your
family and friends depends upon
safe driving conditions all winter
long.
Here are 10 simple tips to
remember as this year’s winter
driving season begins:
Cont. on page 19
Getting a Great Deal on a New Car
You’ve got hundreds of options
when it comes to buying a new car,
so how can you be savvy enough
to make sure that the deal you’re
getting is a good one?
Get the tools you need for
making a smart purchase with
“How to Get a Great Deal on a
New Car,” a publication from the
Center for the Study of Services
and USDA’s Cooperative State
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Extension Service. Educate
yourself about features like
extended service contracts, tradein values, rebates and other
incentives with this handy
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For your copy of “How to Get a
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address, and a check or money
order for $1.00 to the Federal
Citizen Information Center, Dept.
305M, Pueblo, CO 81009 or visit
www.pueblo.gsa.gov to order
online.
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What Goes on in México at Christmas Time? Cont. from page 1
a party on February 2, El Día de
Candlelaria or the Day of
Purification, the final celebration
of a Christmas holiday, which
began on December 3 with the
beginning of nine-day celebration
of The Virgin of Guadalupe.
At the time of the birth of the
Christ Child, Jewish tradition and
law forbade women access to the
Temple for 40 days after the birth
of a child. Mary and Joseph would
have presented the Baby Jesus, the
Child God in the Temple then on
February 2. In many villages, the
Child from the Nativity scene is
dressed in a long white gown and
bonnet, placed on a small chair and
taken to the church to be blessed
on February 2. In the newer church
in Chapala, this custom is still
practiced with tiny clothing and
shoes and accessories available at
the church.
Nacimientos are especially
important in Guadalajara, due to
the artistic influence of
Tlaquepaque, where many figures
are made and a competition of
creches is held each year.
Las Posadas (The Processions)
Las Posadas are a series of nine
charming children’s processions
which are uniquely, genuinely and
exclusively Mexican, seemingly
invented by the early Spanish
missionaries solely to comfort and
convert the former Aztecs.
The tradition of the nine days of
processions (Posadas) began soon
after the arrival of the Spaniards
in Mexico. Clever San Ignacio de
Loyola created the custom to teach
the story of the birth of Jesus and
more importantly to coincide with
the nine day Fiestas of the Sun,
which celebrated the virgin birth
of the Aztec Sun god,
Huitzilopchtli, from the 16th
through the 24th of December.
Special permission was received
from Rome to celebrate nine
“Christmas Masses” to represent
the nine months of Mary’s
pregnancy.
Children in the villages here at
Lake Chapala, will set out each
evening from the church for a
pilgrimage to a different
neighborhood. This procession
symbolizes the journey made by
Joseph and Mary from Nazareth to
Bethlehem and Joseph’s search for
shelter (Posada) at an Inn (also
Posada). The peregrinos (pilgrims)
include Joseph leading Mary on a
burro, an Angel, shepherds, kings,
and a large flock of excited,
giggling, jostling, bumping,
wiggling, shiny-eyed others, most
with bright ribbon and flower
decked shepherds’ staffs which
they tap in time to the music.
The verses of the traditional
Posada song are exchanged back
and forth between Joseph and the
group outside each house and the
Innkeeper and the group inside. At
each location, Joseph asks for
entry, until finally at a prearranged
location, the Innkeeper and friends
sing from inside the shelter
(house):
“Enter holy pilgrims, receive this
humble corner, that while we
know it is a poor lodging, it is
given as the gift of heart.”
And the party begins, with
joyous music, piñatas, with candy,
fruit, and treats for everyone. Like
the fiestas held by the ancients to
honor Huitzilopochtli, the
Mexican Posadas are full of the
deepest of feeling—laughter
mixed with deep spirituality,
combined with the Mexican’s
thirst for diversion from the daily
sameness of survival. This is truly
a merrily religious celebration, and
for most of the children, far more
anticipated than Christmas itself.
Christmas Eve (La Noche Buena)
and Christmas (Navidad)
Just six years after arrival of the
Spaniards in Mexico, Father Pedro
de Gante began the celebration of
Christmas with the “Misa de
Gallo” (The mass of the rooster).
Held at midnight; the mass quickly
became very popular with the
newly-converted Indians.
To sustain the newly converted
Indian Catholics with the comfort
and continuity of the more familiar
fiestas for the God of the Sun
Huitzilopochtli, Father Diego de
Soria and other priests added the
familiar skyrockets (cohetes,)
torches, sparklers (Luces de
Bengala), the Pastorelas, the
arrival of the Posadas from the
various neighborhoods, displays of
live nacimientos, piñatas, ponche
(Christmas punch with a fruit base)
groups of Indian dancers, tamales,
and more to the Christmas
celebration.
Christmas Eve in Ajijic and
Chapala will be much the same.
More than 750 years after St.
Francis of Assisi’s first
nacimiento, the patio of the main
church of San Andres and in the
plaza in Chapala will be filled with
live nativities representing
countries around the world, and
areas of Mexico. Mary, Joseph, the
baby, an angel and two shepherds
will be dressed to reflect each
region, as will a few well placed
props. Expect to see wooden shoes
and tulips, cotton snow on bushes
with an igloo, Aztecs and other
Indians, or “Africans” with wild
animals. Each creche features a
live cooing baby in the manger.
During the evening, the last
Posada will arrive at the Church,
to visit each manger. A group of
local residents will honor the babe
with traditional Indian dances
while musicians play their gift and
Mexicans and Anglos exchange
greetings of Feliz Navidad/ Merry
Christmas, with hugs/ abrazos, and
feel the spirit of love and peace..
Be prepared to smile throughout
the night as sounds of the Mexican
community’s
celebrations
continue with music and joy.
Christmas Day (Navidad) is an
unearthly quiet day, as families
sleep and recover after all-night
festivities. Foreigners quietly
make their rounds on empty
streets, to visit friends and enjoy
feasts.
La Flor de la Nochebuena
Few realize when they give and
receive Poinsettias each holiday
season that Mexico gave the world
this special holiday floral tribute.
Of the many names for this
flower, the most beautiful is La
Flor de la Nochebuena, (The
Flower of the Holy Night). The
ancients knew this plant as
Cuetlaxochitl, which means “the
flower of leather petals”. The
ancients considered all flowers to
be divine gifts of the Gods, not
only because of their wonderful
beauty, scent and color, but they
were also believed to be metaphors
of the most beautiful feelings. This
star-shaped, red, winter-flowering
plant was a special favorite long
before the arrival of Columbus.
The Nochebuena was considered
by the Aztecs to be a symbol of
the new life earned by the warriors
who died in Cont.
battle.
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hummingbirds and butterflies,
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HOLIDAY TREATS
Ten Tips for Cookie Success
“I am still convinced that a good, simple, homemade cookie is preferable to all the store bought cookies one can find.”
-James Beard (culinary expert)
1. Always use fresh ingredients at room temperature unless otherwise noted in the recipe.
2. Shiny heavyweight baking sheets that reflect heat are less likely to produce over baked cookie bottoms than dark baking sheets that absorb heat.
3. Line baking sheets with parchment paper, heavy aluminum foil or nonstick liners for easy clean up.
4. Don’t be shy with your ruler. Using a ruler to measure the thickness of dough ensures that all the dough is thesame for consistent baking times.
5. Two sheets of cookies in the oven may require a longer baking time than one sheet. Reverse the pans in the oven for evenly baked cookies.
6. Bake on the center rack of your oven, unless the recipe says otherwise.
7. Let cookies cool completely before decorating.
8. Store different flavored cookies in separate containers. Store soft and crisp cookies separatelysince the crisp cookies can absorb moisture from soft cookies.
9. Small platters of cookies can be replenished often and look inviting rather than picked over. A good rule of thumb is to use a platter that is 12 inches across or smaller.
10. Plan ahead! You can freeze most baked cookies for up to two weeks. They taste delicious frozen or zap them in the microwave for 30 to 50 seconds.
Source: ivillage.com (Elinor Klivans)
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Holiday Gingerbread
1/2 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup Atkins Quick Quisine Bake Mix
3 tablespoons unsweetened
cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
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9 tablespoons granular sugar substitute
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COMMUNITY NEWS
IN SERVICE
Dela Cruz
Airman Lucero
Graduates from Fort Gordon,
Augusta
Army Pvt. Christopher J. Dela
Cruz has graduated from the
network switching systems
operator-maintainer advanced
individual training course at Fort
Gordon, Augusta, Ga.
The soldier was trained to install,
initialize, operate, and perform unit
level and direct support maintenance
on electronic switching assemblies,
systems
and
ancillary
communications equipment; use
computers to perform systemnetwork operations; interpret
computer error codes to correct fault
systems; perform unit level
preventive maintenance checks and
services
on
associated
communications security devices;
also, operate, install, troubleshoot
and repair power generators and
assigned vehicles.
Dela Cruz is the son of Victor and
Cristina Dela Cruz of Apricot Lane,
Colorado Springs. He is a 2002
graduate of Coronado High School,
Colorado Springs.
Graduates from Lackland, San Antonio
Air Force Airman Jason A. Lucero has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. During the six weeks
of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches, and
received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises, and special training in human relations. In addition, airmen who complete
basic training earn credits toward an associate degree through the Community College of the Air Force. He is the son of Clem M. and Lillian Lucero
of Greenbrier Drive, Colorado Springs.
Armijo Graduates
from Fort Jackson. Army Pvt. Amanda K. Armijo has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of
training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic
combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed
combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system,
basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.
LEGAL NOTICE
Armijo’s mother is Regina Hutchings of Consolidation Lane, Pueblo.
LAS ANIMAS COUNTY DISTRICT COURT STATE OF COLORADO
Armijo is a 1998 graduate of Fowler High School.
200 East First Street, Room 304
Trinidad, CO 81082
IN THE MATTER OF THE DETERMINATION OF HEIRS OR DEVISEES OR
BOTH, AND OF INTERESTS IN PROPERTY, OF FRED HAUGHT Deceased.
LEGAL NOTICE
LAS ANIMAS COUNTY DISTRICT COURT STATE OF COLORADO
200 East First Street, Room 304
Trinidad, CO 81082
Case No. 2004-PR-37
IN THE MATTER OF THE DETERMINATION OF HEIRS OR DEVISEES OR
BOTH, AND OF INTERESTS IN PROPERTY, OF ARTHUR HAUGHT Deceased.
Thomas J. Kimmell, Reg. No. 9043
Zarlengo & Kimmell LLC
1775 Sherman Street, Suite 1375
Denver, CO 80203
Telephone 303-832-6204 / Fax 303-832-6401
Kimmell01[email protected]
Private Villegas
Graduates from Fort Jackson, S.C.
Army Pvt. Jesus A. Villegas has
graduated from basic combat
training at Fort Jackson, Columbia,
S.C. During the nine weeks of
training, the soldier studied the
Army mission, history, tradition and
core values, physical fitness, and
received instruction and practice in
basic combat skills, military
weapons, chemical warfare and
bayonet training, drill and ceremony,
marching, rifle marksmanship,
armed and unarmed combat, map
reading, field tactics, military
courtesy, military justice system,
basic first aid, foot marches, and
field training exercises.
Villegas is the son of Rosa Villegas
of W. Road 3 N., Monte Vista. He
is a 2004 graduate of Sargent High
School, Monte Vista.
Aguilar Graduates
from Lackland Airbase
Air National Guard Airman 1st
Class Kimberly B. Aguilar has
graduated from basic military
training at Lackland Air Force Base,
San Antonio, Texas.
During the six weeks of training,
the airman studied the Air Force
mission, organization, and military
customs and courtesies; performed
drill and ceremony marches, and
received physical training, rifle
marksmanship, field training
exercises, and special training in
human relations.
In addition, airmen who complete
basic training earn credits toward an
associate degree through the
Community College of the Air
Force.
Aguilar is the daughter of Marsha
Aguilar of Colorado Springs. She
is a 2003 graduate of Cheyenne
Mountain High School.
hispanianews.com
Thomas J. Kimmell, Reg. No. 9043
Zarlengo & Kimmell LLC
1775 Sherman Street, Suite 1375
Denver, CO 80203
Telephone 303-832-6204 / Fax 303-832-6401
[email protected]
NOTICE AS TO HEARING ON PETITION FOR DETERMINATION OF
HEIRS AND PROPERTY INTERESTS BY SPECIAL PROCEEDING
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT:
1.This proceeding concerns the estate of Fred Haught, the decedent.
2.This action pertains to the Decedent’s interest in real property located in Las Animas
County, which has the following legal description:
Case No. 2004-PR-35
T32S R67W, 6th PM, Las Animas County, Colorado
Section 17: SW/4, W/2SE/4
Section 18: S/2
Section 19: Lots 1 and 2, E/2W/2, SE/4NE/4
Section 20: NW/4, W/2NE/4, SE/4NE4, SE/4, E/2SW/4
Section 21: SW/4, N/2NW/4, W/2SE/4
Section 27: W/2SW/4
Section 28: N/2, SE/4, N/2SW/4
Section 29: N/2NE/4, SE/4NE/4, NE/4NW/4, NE/4SE/4
Section 30: Lots 3 and 4, E/2NW/4
Section 31: Lots 1 and 2
Section 32: E/2S/2, SW/4NW/4
Section 33: W/2E/2, W/2, SE/4SE/4
Containing 3,430.53 acres more or less
NOTICE AS TO HEARING ON PETITION FOR DETERMINATION OF
HEIRS AND PROPERTY INTERESTS BY SPECIAL PROCEEDING
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT:
1. This proceeding concerns the estate of Arthur Haught, the decedent.
2. This action pertains to the Decedent’s interest in real property located in Las Animas
County, which has the following legal description:
T32S R67W, 6th PM, Las Animas County, Colorado
Section 17: SW/4, W/2SE/4
Section 18: S/2
Section 19: Lots 1 and 2, E/2W/2, SE/4NE/4
Section 20: NW/4, W/2NE/4, SE/4NE4, SE/4, E/2SW/4
Section 21: SW/4, N/2NW/4, W/2SE/4
Section 27: W/2SW/4
Section 28: N/2, SE/4, N/2SW/4
Section 29: N/2NE/4, SE/4NE/4, NE/4NW/4, NE/4SE/4
Section 30: Lots 3 and 4, E/2NW/4
Section 31: Lots 1 and 2
Section 32: E/2S/2, SW/4NW/4
Section 33: W/2E/2, W/2, SE/4SE/4
Containing 3,430.53 acres more or less
T32S R68W, 6th PM, Las Animas County, Colorado
Section 12: S/ESW/4, NE/4SE/4, S/2SE/4
Section 14: SE/4SE/4
Section 21: E/2NE/4
Section 22: S/2NE/4, W/2NW/4, N/2SE/4
Section 23: NE/4NE/4, S/2NE/4, SW/4NW/4, N/2SW/4, N/2SE/4, SE/4SE4
Section 24: E/2NE/4, W/2NW/4, SE/4NW/4, SW/4
Containing 1280.00 acres more or less
3. The names of each interested person and each owner by inheritance is set forth
below, as follows:
NAME
Aubrey Haught
ADDRESS
INTEREST AND RELATIONSHIP
1400 West 1220 North
100% / Son
Le Hi, UT 84043
T32S R68W, 6th PM, Las Animas County, Colorado
Section 12: S/ESW/4, NE/4SE/4, S/2SE/4
Section 14: SE/4SE/4
Section 21: E/2NE/4
Section 22: S/2NE/4, W/2NW/4, N/2SE/4
Section 23: NE/4NE/4, S/2NE/4, SW/4NW/4, N/2SW/4, N/2SE/4, SE/4SE4
Section 24: E/2NE/4, W/2NW/4, SE/4NW/4, SW/4
Containing 1280.00 acres more or less
3.The names of each interested person and each owner by inheritance is set forth
below, as follows:
NAME
Janice Haught
ADDRESS
AGE AND DATE
OF BIRTH OF MINORS
PO Box 500
Inmate # 84109
Canon City, CO 81215
Roxana M. Hill 148 Badger Drive
Walsenburg, CO 81089
INTEREST
AND RELATIONSHIP
50% / Wife
50% / Daughter
Thayer L. Haught 148 Badger Drive
0% / Son
Walsenburg, CO 81089
(Not entitled to inherit because plead guilty to manslaughter in death of decedent
pursuant to Section 15-11-803, C.R.S.)
4. All interested persons and owners by inheritance shall appear and answer this
petition within twenty days after service of the notice if personal service occurs within
the state of Colorado or thirty days after service if personal service occurs outside the
state of Colorado or service is had by mail or by publication.
4.All interested persons and owners by inheritance shall appear and answer this
petition within twenty days after service of the notice if personal service occurs within
the state of Colorado or thirty days after service if personal service occurs outside the
state of Colorado or service is had by mail or by publication.
5. All objections to the petition must be filed in writing with the Clerk of the Las
Animas District Court at the address indicated above and by providing a copy of such
objection or other response to the undersigned counsel at the address indicated above
and the filing fee paid within the time required for answering the petition and the
hearing shall be limited to the objections timely filed and the parties answering the
petition in a timely manner.
5.All objections to the petition must be filed in writing with the Clerk of the Las
Animas District Court at the address indicated above and by providing a copy of such
objection or other response to the undersigned counsel at the address indicated above
and the filing fee paid within the time required for answering the petition and the
hearing shall be limited to the objections timely filed and the parties answering the
petition in a timely manner.
6. If objections are filed, a hearing on the petition shall be held at the Las Animas
County courthouse on February 9, 2005 at 9:00 o’clock a.m.
6.If objections are filed, a hearing on the petition shall be held at the Las Animas
County courthouse on February 9, 2005 at 9: 00 o’clock a.m.
Dated this 6th day of December, 2004.
Dated this 6th day of December, 2004.
Published dates 12/9, 12/16, 12/22/04
Published dates 12/9, 12/16, 12/22/04
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Ellsworth 30-222
Ignore the garage, and the
Ellsworth has the evocative
symmetry of a colonial home.
Careful scrutiny reveals that it’s
also missing the typical bookend
chimneys. First floor windows
expand out in graceful bays,
adding a contemporary flavor.
Inside, the plan blends elements of
the traditional with the modern.
Tradition is seen in the placement
of dining, living and bedrooms.
The well-separated formal
gathering spaces sit across the
entry from each other at the front
of the house, and all three
bedrooms are upstairs. The rest of
the floor plan is totally in sync with
present-day needs and preferences.
One spacious informal living
space spans the entire rear. The
family room, where high windows
flank a gas fireplace, merges
seamlessly with the bayed nook
and generously sized kitchen.
High windows flank the gas
fireplace, and more natural light
washes in through wide windows
that fill much of the rear wall. In
the kitchen, lazy Susan shelving
provides easy access to a corner
cabinet, and plenty of extra storage
space is available in the pantry and
broom closet. Sliders in the nook
offer direct patio access, handy for
outdoor dining. A powder room is
mere steps away, as are laundry
appliances, located in a passthrough space that links with the
garage.
This room is outfitted with a
counter, cabinets, and a deep sink.
Upstairs, the Ellsworth’s master
suite fills the right side.
Amenities include: a large
bathroom with dual vanity,
privately enclosed shower and
toilet, plus a huge walk-in closet,
nearly the same size as the
bathroom. Secondary bedrooms
share a smaller bathroom. The
hallway between them leads to a
deep, skylit bonus room over the
garage.
For a review plan, including
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Page 19
COMMUNITY NEWS
What Goes on in México at Christmas Time? Cont. from page 13
these warriors would return to
earth to sip the nectar of the
Poinsettia.
El Día De los Inocentes (Day of
the Innocents)
It might be more accurate
to refer to December
28 as December
Fool’s Day, as on this
day it is said that you
can
borrow
something
and
never return it, and the
day abounds with jokes
and requests and fantastic
stories, to convince the naive of
lending almost everything.
It is believed the custom
originally recalls King Herod’s
instructions to kill all the newborn
children in order to destroy the
infant child god.
It is typical of Mexico and
Mexicans to laugh in the face of
tragedy, to challenge the fears
that intimidate.
In Victorian times,
friends would send one
another elaborate notes
detailing some great
tragedy or horrible
problem requiring
them to borrow
sums of money, tools, or
household items, much like
an April Fool’s prank.
When the friend, forgetting the
day would respond, the prank
player sent a gift of sweets or
miniature toys in memory of the
Innocents lost to Herod with a note
saying “Innocent little dove who
allowed yourself to be deceived,
knowing that on this day, nothing
should be lent.”
El Año Viejo y Año Nuevo (New
Year’s Eve)
What would a celebration be
without
music,
dancing,
skyrockets, and fireworks?
Not a celebration in Mexico!
The New Year is ushered in with
an abundance of noise, of
wonderful fireworks and hundreds
of skyrockets.
One may encounter a bit of a
problem driving about the village,
as logs or cars block off sections
of streets where neighbors, friends
and families celebrate in the street
A Happy Holiday Starts with Safe Driving
Cont. from page 12
1. Slow down in winter driving
conditions.
Driving too fast for conditions
causes most accidents.
2. Use your low-beams in bad
weather, especially when snow is
blowing or falling heavily.
3. Don’t use cruise control on
slippery roads.
4. Remove ice and snow from
windows, mirrors and vehicle
lights – both front and rear – often.
5. Wash your vehicle after snow
storms to remove de-icer residue.
Make sure to spray underneath
your car to clean the
undercarriage.
While they can be messy, liquid
de-icers reduce the formation of
snow and ice on highways and
provide a quicker return to bare
pavement and higher driving
speeds, ultimately reducing the
reliance on chain laws and creating
fewer highway closures.
Statistics show that the use of
liquid de-icer has reduced the
number of weather-related
crashes. We think that’s worth a
few additional trips to the car
wash.
6. Always wear your seat belt,
regardless of how far you’re
driving or the weather conditions.
7. Leave extra room between your
vehicle and the one ahead of you
in poor visibility and slippery
conditions.
8. The safest place in snowy
weather is a considerable distance
behind a snowplow, where you’ll
find the clearest roads and the best
traction.
9. If possible, avoid driving in bad
weather conditions. Try to stay
home until the roads clear.
10. A road that has been treated
with liquid de-icer is wet and
therefore, may be slippery. It’s
important to watch your speed,
particularly around curves and in
canyons.
If you’d like to share these tips
with others, refer them to
www.cotrip.org. You’ll find plenty
on winter driving as well as current
road condition information.
with huge bonfires, music, food
and dancing. These parties may
well last till dawn.
One charming tradition is that
one should eat twelve grapes, one
with each stroke of the chiming
bell, for luck in the coming 12
months. New Year’s Day is just a
quiet and empty, and unearthly on
the streets of the villages as
Christmas Day as the Mexicans
recover from the parties of the
night before.
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COMMUNITY NEWS
‘Low-Carb’ Cont. from page 14
who is also a nutritionist.
“Instead, prioritize your
resolutions and approach each
with care until you have integrated
good habits into your lifestyle. If
you make your initial goals small
and easy to attain, they will be no
less significant, but will give you
the sense of accomplishment you
need to stick with them.”
If you want to maintain a lowcarb eating plan, remember to read
nutrition labels carefully. The
carbohydrate counts in canned and
packaged goods vary greatly.
There are now lower-carb
alternatives to a variety of foods.
For instance, if you love bread, try
Atkins Bakery Sliced Bread,
which is a good source of fiber.
For your morning cereal,
consider Atkins Morning Start
Cereals, which have no added
sugar and no trans fats. In addition,
they are high in fiber, protein and
folic acid.
For a satisfying meal, try this
low-carb recipe for chicken
cacciatore.
Chicken Cacciatore
(Makes 4 servings)
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 (3 to 3 1/2 pounds) chicken, cut
into 8 pieces
1 small onion, thinly sliced
2 large garlic cloves, chopped
2 teaspoons dried rosemary
1/2 cup dry white wine
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
flakes
1 1/2 cups canned plum tomatoes,
drained and coarsely chopped
In a large skillet, heat oil over
medium-high heat. Brown chicken
in two batches, about 8 minutes per
batch. Transfer to a plate. Add
onion, garlic and rosemary to pan;
cook 4 minutes, until onion is
softened. Add wine and bring to a
boil, stirring to loosen any
browned bits. Add salt and red
pepper flakes.
Return chicken, skin-side up,
and accumulated juices to skillet.
Boil until almost all the wine has
evaporated, about 2 minutes. Add
tomatoes. Cover, reduce heat to
low and simmer 30 minutes, until
chicken is cooked through.
Transfer chicken to a serving
platter. Boil sauce 2 minutes to
thicken; spoon over chicken.
Prep time: 25 minutes
Bake/cook time: 35 minutes
Nutritional information per
serving: 6.5 g carbohydrates; 5 g
net carbs; 1.5 g fiber; 49.5 g
protein; 34.5 g fat; 560 calories.
Feliz Navidad
Su restaurante favorito les desea lo
mejor este tiempo Navideño
Tips to Jazz Up Your House for a
Holiday Party
(NUE) - How do you make your
holiday party memorable? Create
a festive atmosphere that will
boost your guests’ holiday cheer.
Here are some tips to make your
party stand out this season.
- Start outdoors. Carry the theme
of your party outdoors using
wreaths, lights or lawn
decorations.
- Light up the place. Hang strings
of lights along walls and banisters.
Turn off overhead lights to create
a cozy atmosphere.
- Spruce up your table. A
centerpiece - anything from a
fancy floral arrangement to
brightly colored candles - can add
charm to the dining room table.
- Decorate with food. Many food,
candy and drink companies sell
holiday versions of their products.
These festive foods and drinks act
as decorations as well as fun treats
for guests.
For instance, Welch’s Sparkling
Grape Juice Cocktail, available in
red grape or white grape flavor,
comes in a package of two
nutcracker-themed bottles for the
holidays. These decorative bottles
add a whimsical touch to your
holiday table, and the nonalcoholic juice cocktail can be
enjoyed by all. Add some spice to
this sparkling beverage with the
following recipe.
Sparkling Punch
(Makes about 30 half-cup
servings)
For the punch:
2 bottles Welch’s Sparkling
White Grape Juice Cocktail,
chilled
1 can (11.5 ounces) Welch’s
Frozen Concentrated Cranberry
Juice Cocktail
3 cups cold water
3 cans (12 ounces each) ginger
ale, chilled
FOR THE ICE RING:
6 ounces Welch’s Frozen Grape
Juice
12 ounces water
8 or 9 thin lemon slices
In punch bowl, combine Grape
Juice , Cranberry Juice and water.
Gently stir in ginger ale.
To prepare the ice ring, combine
Welch’s Frozen Grape Juice with
water and mix well. Place lemon
slices in bottom of an 8-inch ring
mold.
Pour small amount of grape juice
over slices and allow to freeze.
Add remaining grape juice and
freeze solid.
When ready to serve, unmold the
ice ring and place it in the punch,
lemon side up. Serve immediately.
Library Highlights Cont. from page 10
Cerrado a las 8
el 24 de diciembre
Cerrado todo el día
el 25 de diciembre
"En el nombre del Cielo os pido
Posada, pues no puede andar
mi esposa amada."
Todos Los Jueves Mariachi:
"Mariachi Internacional de Pedro Olivas"
310 South Academy Blvd.
Prospero Año Nuevo
and engage in lively discussion.
For more information call 4882370.
Wednesday, Jan. 5, 1-3 p.m.
Monument Branch Library
55+ Lively Exchange Book Club
Join this free discussion about
Founding Mothers: The Women
Who Raised Our Nation by Cokie
Roberts. Registration is not
necessary; call 531-6333 x2318
for more information.
Thursday, Jan. 13, 12:30-2 p.m.
West Center for Intergenerational
Learning, 25 N. 20th St.
Colorado Springs Senior Center
Book Club
Join this free discussion about The
Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant.
Call 531-6333 x1371 or x1314.
Thursday, Jan. 13, 1:30-3 p.m.
Colorado Springs Senior Center,
1514 N. Hancock Ave.
Grandparents
Raising
Grandchildren
This event will feature speakers,
community resource booths, door
prizes, and refreshments, plus
there will be fun activities for ages
5-17. Register at 1-888-893-0768,
x10001 (leave a message).
Saturday, Jan. 15, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
East Library
Introducing Magni-sight
Learn how to use the new
magnification system at the
Cheyenne Mountain Branch
Library. Bring something you
haven’t been able to see clearly.
Call the branch to register for these
free programs.
Monday, Jan. 17, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Cheyenne Mountain Branch
Library
Get Crafty
Make a Wreath Your Own Way
Monday, Jan. 24, 10:30 a.m.
Cheyenne Mountain Branch
Library, call 633-6278
Thursday, Jan. 27, 2-4 p.m. (call
for craft information) Ruth Holley
Branch Library, call 597-5377
Casa De Cerro Apartments
Book Club
Join this free discussion about
Back When We Were Grownups by
Anne Tyler. Registration is not
necessary; call 531-6333 x2338
for more information.
Thursday, Jan. 27 from 1-2 p.m.
Casa De Cerro Apartments
cafeteria, 915 N. Yuma St.
Senior Lunch & Movie
Bring a lunch and enjoy a free film.
Monday, Jan. 3, 10:30 a.m.:
Seabiscuit, Cheyenne Mountain
Branch Library
Friday, Jan. 7, 11:30 a.m.:
Seabiscuit, Monument Branch
Library
Thursday, Jan. 13, noon: Stepford
Wives (2004), Ruth Holley Branch
Library Wednesday, Jan. 26, noon:
Miracle, Penrose Public Library
Senior Synergy
Join this group committed to
freedom of expression and the
intellectual pursuit of truth through
socializing, exploring issues, and
debating all in a spirit of
camaraderie.
For
more
information call 488-2370.
Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-noon.
Monument Branch Library