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SO YOU ARE LOOKING FOR WORK? Really? Work is not hard to find, there is plenty of work that needs to be done and nobody is doing it. So finding “work” is not the problem.

The problem is finding a way to get compensated for your work. Unfortunately, with all the ways the government controls business it is difficult for a business to hire and manage employees, pay wages, benefits, insurance etc. I would like to see people who are ‘looking for work” start solving the problem of how they might be compensated for their work. Work for yourself first, and then work for others but how about contracting your labor. Be your own boss. There is plenty of work to be done.

FREE ADS HERE FOR ANYONE WILLING TO WORK. What can you do? What do you have to trade? Will you trade work for work? Will your trade goods for work? What will you charge for your work? Put your ads here free in our classified ads section. gloria@springfieldcolorado.com.

Strange Reports of Fireball in Sky over Colorado and someone is lying..

By Gloria Jean
Whenever I get a strange report in my email from a Sorcha Faal newlsetter, I sometimes like to follow up with some research to see if I can find information conflicting or confirming such reports and find out what is really going on. I looked into this particular report because it concerned a fireball seen over Colorado this month on September 2 or 3, depending on what news source you are reading. It was either Sept 2 or Sept 3rd. around 10:30 p.m..

Seth Hornstein
Director of the Sommers-Bausch Observatory at the University of Colorado, Seth Hornstein, said that the meteor was approximately the size of a sports ball, either a baseball or a volleyball. Though that doesn’t seem like it is too big, he explained that usually the size of the fireball would be the size of a pebble or a grain of sand. (International Business Times, http://au.ibtimes.com/)

The American Meteor Society
“On September 3, the American Meteor Society revealed more than 30 reports from alleged eyewitnesses who said they had seen a big fireball streaking across the sky. Website spaceflight101.com, dedicated to covering spaceflight events, assumed the fireball could have been Kosmos-2495 falling apart in the air. The American Meteor Society, a nonprofit organization that tracks such sightings.”

(Note the words “alleged eyewitnesses” and “assumed.)

JFCC Space
In still another report: “The US Strategic Command’s Joint Functional Component Command for Space [JFCC Space] through the Joint Space Operations Center [JSpOC] assesses with high confidence that Kosmos-2495 reentered the atmosphere and was removed from the US satellite catalog as a decayed object on September 3,” the spokesman said.”

(Here, a seemingly more credible source “assesses with high confidence” that the fireball was Russian Kosmos-2495.)

(Kosmos-2495, a member of the Yantar Russian satellite series, was launched on May 6, 2014, designed to operate on a low Earth orbit.)

The Russian Aerospace Defense Forces have dismissed US media rumors of a Russian military satellite allegedly exploding above the United States. ““The Russian satellite group functions normally and is being constantly monitored by the Russian Aerospace Defense Forces,” said Russian Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, a spokesman for the ministry, according to RIA Novosti.”

And then the highly suspicious report from Sorcha Faal says: “Russian Satellite Destroys “Nazi” UFO Over Colorado.
“A shocking new report prepared by the Aerospace Defense Forces (ADF) that is circulating in the Kremlin today states that Kosmos-2495, while it was conducting its “routine maneuvers” for a controlled re-entry to Orenburg Oblast on 3 September, encountered over the American State of Colorado a “massive triangular low Earth orbit” space vehicle with Nazi-like “rune” markings which was subsequently destroyed by the Russian satellites “countermeasures”.

(Sorcha Faal is the alleged author of an ongoing series of “reports” published at WhatDoesItMean.com, whose work is of such quality that even other conspiracy nutters don’t think much of it. There is a high chance that “Sorcha Faal” is actually David Booth, the owner/operator of the website, or someone collaborating with him.) ~~ Wikipedia

So take your pick on what source you want to believe. Its a crazy world and no one really knows what is going on. I am pretty sure someone is lying. What do I think?  I think the Sorcha Faal story is ridiculous and the Russians are lying,  If any of these reports are true, I would go with the JFCC’s report that the Russian Satellite fell apart, —  or there is another possibility, (my own idea) that maybe it was shot down on purpose for trying to spy on us. (Or perhaps it was shot down by the massive triangular space vehicle with the strange Nazi-like rune markings.  Those triangular craft, I have heard, have been called “death stars” and a mere satellite would be no match for it.)

Plainsman Herald has new owner.

As of September 4th 2014, The Plainsman Herald has a new owner: Kathy Nutt,  Their first edition published was  Vol 128 –No. 14  on Sept 11, 2014.

The Plainsman Herald was established in 1887 and is published once a week on Thursday.

New Email: plainsmanherald@gmail.com

New billing address: PO Box 34 Springfield Colorado 81073

Boating and Floating, Two Buttes Lake Labor day pics.

She’s thinking: “My boat’s the fasted one on the lake I bet….”

Pretending to be an alligator?

Floating skier gets ready for take off…. “READY SET…….

The Fish Were Hiding on Labor Day at Two Buttes Lake

You can’t say they didn’t try but the fish were hiding on Labor Day as boats, skiers and swimmers went crashing and splashing around on the new pristine pond we call Two Buttes Lake.  We know there are large trout in there because we have seen them jump and we have seen pictures, but this day they did not come out to play.

Skiing and Boating at Two Buttes Lake

He looks like he is walking on water as this skier glides by as boaters in the background launch another boat at Two Buttes Lake on Labor Day.

Grillin” and Chillin’ Pictures of Labor Day at Two Buttes Lake

The Labor Day celebration Monday at Two Buttes Lake had great weather and lots of sunshine. There were  more people having fun in the sun than I have seen here for quite a while. Well, actually…. ever.  (After all, I’ve only been here for 18 years and Two Buttes Lake was dry for a number of them, so I was surprised to see so much action at the lake.)

They had boats, a Jet ski, people tubing, fishing, skying, chilling, grilling, eating  and hiking.

The Everitt Moore Home Center was hosting and serving up grilled hamburgers and hot dogs with all the fixin’s.   People were  grillin’ and chillin’ just like they said in their invitation flyer. Thanks for the grub Everitt Moore! They were also giving away ice cold bottled water and the REAL POP in bottles that we have all come to love, sold at Everitt Moore Home Center.

“Judi” played at Two Buttes Labor Day Celebration

Band called "Judi"

People, across the lake were boatin’ and floatin’ and fishin’ and skiing while the band called was playing their awesome music. You could hear the music well across the lake like it was right there in front of you. When I  approached the band for a picture I heard someone singing but I could not see anyone in the band moving their mouth. For just a few seconds I wondered if the singing was a recording, but then I realized it was the drummer doing the singing, so I got closer in for this shot.  He’s got the beat and he sings too! You can catch Judi again at the Buzzards Roost at the 8th annual Road Jam on September 13, 2014 along with the The Rick Berthod Band, Brethren Flow, 2nd chance, Fantastic 45’s.  There will be 12 hours of live music, fun and friends at 101 N. Main Street in Lamar Colorado.  Its Party time!

Republican Gordon Klingenschmitt Bombshell comment

It’s quite a circus of clowns in Colorado Springs as Republican Gordon Klingenschmitt made the ignorant comment about openly gay Colorado Congressman Jared Polis. Klingenschmitt said “Democrats like Polis want to bankrupt Christians who refuse to worship and endorse his sodomy. Next he’ll join ISIS in beheading Christians…” And yet county Republicans are still defending him, so that gives you a sample of the insane candidates you are going to the polls to vote for. KOAA reports that The Colorado State Republicans are denouncing him from the party, but El Paso County Republicans are standing by him. Here is the article: http://www.koaa.com/news/republican-state-rep-candidate-drops-bomb-shell-comment/

Happy Cow Flea Market, Lamar Accepting Venders

LAMAR – The Happy Cow Flea Market is located in Lamar CO at 701 N. Main Street behind the Community State Bank and the Burger King. There will be special pricing on all spaces this week. They are now accepting yard sale vendors w/antiques, collectibles and general items. They also rent space for private parties.

The flea market is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Hours on Friday and Saturday are 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and on Sunday 9:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. Call 719-488-1187

Radio station 91.9 HANK FM Gets New Tower

Springfield’s radio station 91.9 HANK FM KTTE celebrated its first birthday on Tuesday, August 26th. Part of the celebration was a move to a new tower, and an increase in power of 100 watts. “We were having problems with the other tower we were on, where some loose cables kept interfering with our antenna and blowing up transmitters. That gets kind of expensive after a while.” said Chris Lash, the station’s owner. “Its been fun to have the station in Springfield. Its a great town and county, with really nice people. The station needs to do a better job in a lot of areas, and we welcome everyone’s feedback.” added Lash. With a limited budget, 91.9 HANK FM will continue to look for ways to grow, adding that on the new tower, if the money was right, the station could go to 50,000 watts.

Chris Lash
President
Whiplash Community Radio

101.3 HANK FM Linden, TN
91.9 HANK FM Springfield, CO
www.hankfm.org

Classic Top 40 KOWH
Humboldt, NE

“The True Oldies Channel”
True Oldies 16
1570 WMAK Lobelville, TN
www.trueoldies16.com

STATE PARKS BEGIN TO CLOSE SWIM BEACHES FOR THE SEASON

STATE PARKS BEGIN TO CLOSE SWIM BEACHES FOR THE SEASON

DENVER – This weekend is your last chance for some fun in the sun at several of Colorado State Parks swim beaches around the state. Labor Day weekend marks the end of the swimming season for many state parks but there are some swim beaches that will remain open for a few more weeks. Get out and cool off before it’s too late!

There is no fee to enjoy the park’s swim beaches but a valid park pass is required on every vehicle that enters the park. There are no lifeguards on duty and swimming is at your own risk.

Below is a list of closure dates for swim beaches around the state. The parks remain open year round and offer plenty of other activities like camping, hiking and fishing. For more information visit cpw.state.co.us. Swim beaches will begin to reopen for next season at the end of May 2015.

Currently closed: Harvey Gap (NW)

Monday, September 1
Most swim beaches still open.

Tuesday, September 2
Chatfield State Park (NE)
John Martin Reservoir: Lake Hasty (SE)
Lake Pueblo State Park: Rock Canyon Swim Beach (SE)
North Sterling State Park: Cottonwood Cove Swim Beach (NE)
Rifle Gap (NW)

Wednesday, September 4
Cherry Creek State Park (NE)

Monday, September 8
Elkhead Reservoir (NW)
Jackson Lake (NE)
Lathrop State Park: Martin Lake (SE)
Stagecoach (NW)

Sunday, September 21
Highline (NW)

Wednesday, October 1
James Robb (NW)
Steamboat (NW)

BEAUTY PAGEANT

- Miss & Mister Fall Festival. Fri. Sept 12th in Lamar, CO. Boys & girls age divisions from babies-18 years. Win crowns, custom sashes, lighted trophy & more! All contestants receive a trophy! No experience necessary. Attire is a casual outfit or Sunday dress. No formal wear allowed. This is a fun, family event during the Lamar Fall Festival and 9/11 Memorial Activities. Entry fee $25 if entered by Sept. 3rd. Late fee of $10 after deadline. Register online at http://fallfestival.wix.com

Diana Woller
Pageant Director
(719) 688-6930

SWIM BEACH TEMPORARILY CLOSED AT JOHN MARTIN RESERVOIR

SWIM BEACH TEMPORARILY CLOSED AT JOHN MARTIN RESERVOIR

HASTY, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife has temporarily closed the swim beach at Lake Hasty after water quality test results revealed higher than normal bacteria levels. The swim beach was closed Wednesday afternoon, August 13.

The water in John Martin Reservoir is tested for quality, as required by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), at least once a week to protect public safety. The reason for the spike in bacteria levels is unknown but recent rain events and warm temperatures could be possible contributors.

Secondary test results are expected back by the end of the week at which time a decision will be made to reopen the swim beach or extend the closure.

John Martin Reservoir offers many other outdoor recreational opportunities including boating, camping and hiking. For more information, please contact the park office at 719-829-1801 or visit http://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/Parks/JohnMartinReservoir

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages 42 state parks, more than 300 state wildlife areas, Colorado’s wildlife, and a variety of outdoor recreation. Get your CPW park passes, camping, recreational vehicle registration and hunting and fishing licenses online at cpw.state.co.us.

“Arlington and the Tomb of the Unknowns”

Tom Tudor has been a distinguished speaker for twenty-five years, presenting an informative narration of our nation’s most hallowed ground: Arlington National Cemetery.

Mr. Tudor, speaking to hundreds of organizations and institutions nationwide, is an authority on the history of ‘Arlington’ and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, which is visited by over four million people annually. His comprehensive and compelling power-point presentation is one you don’t want to miss.

Mr. Tudor served as a sentinel, then relief commander, at Arlington’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from February 1969 to Memorial Day of 1970. He is on the Board of Directors and is Treasurer of the Society of Honor Guard-Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

A business entrepreneur for over three decades; Mr. Tudor has been a four term Rotary International club President; currently an Assistant District Governor and Chair of the Pikes Peak Area Rotary Endowment, and is a graduate of the University of Iowa. He lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado with his wife, and is the proud father of two daughters.

Tom Tudor presents:
“Arlington and the Tomb of the Unknowns”

WHEN:
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11th @ 7:00 pm
WHERE:
Lamar Public Library’s Cultural Events Center
102 E. Parmenter Lamar, CO 81052
719-336-4632

For more information: www.tomtudorspeaks.com

LEFTOVER LICENSES STILL AVAILABLE FOR PRONGHORN, ELK, BEAR, DEER AND TURKEY

LEFTOVER LICENSES STILL AVAILABLE FOR PRONGHORN, ELK, BEAR, DEER AND TURKEY

DENVER – Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds hunters that there are still approximately 20,000 leftover big-game and turkey licenses are available, giving hunters plenty of opportunity to harvest a variety of species and to put fresh, healthy wild game meat on the table.

Over-the-counter elk licenses are also now available. Hunters are reminded that they can pick up a list of available leftover licenses at the nearest CPW office, a license agent or online at cpw.state.co.us.

Available leftover licenses include pronghorn, elk, bear, deer and turkey, species that can be hunted across the state on over 23 million acres of public lands, including U.S. National Forest and Bureau of Land Management lands.

“Colorado remains a hunting destination,” said Public Information Officer Matt Robbins. “One of the best features of hunting in Colorado is the unlimited number of over-the-counter elk licenses available in addition to the opportunity to hunt in some of the most scenic areas in the country.”

Robbins adds that Colorado has the largest elk herds in North America, making the state a prime hunting destination for sportsmen and women from across the country and the world.

Wildlife officials remind the public that the CPW website offers a wide variety of information, including access to hunting brochures and regional hunt guides.

One of the more popular features of the website is ‘Elk Hunting University’, which guides the novice through the license purchasing process and provides information on how to hunt elk.
Robbins adds that before heading to your preferred camping area, check with local land managers to be sure there are no last minute closures that may affect hunting plans.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds hunters that safety is the primary consideration. Dressing for the elements, carrying survival supplies, water, hunting with a buddy and letting someone know about your plans are critical tips for safety in the field.

Wildlife officials remind hunters to follow all hunting rules and regulations, including wearing at least 500 square inches of solid, daylight fluorescent orange above the waist. A fluorescent orange head-covering is also required. Additionally, being sure of your target can help prevent serious accidents and lessen the possibility of shooting the wrong animal.

To access the 2014 Colorado Big game Brochure, go to www.cpw.state.co.us/Documents/RulesRegs/Brochure/BigGame/biggame.pdf
To access the Regional Hunt Guides, go to www.cpw.state.co.us/thingstodo/Pages/BigGameHuntGuides.aspx
To access the 2014 State Recreational Land Brochure, go to www.cpw.state.co.us/Documents/RulesRegs/Brochure/lands.pdf

Contact Name: Manda Walters
Contact Phone: 303-291-7475

NAVAJO STATE PARK 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

NAVAJO STATE PARK 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION SET FOR AUG. 23

ARBOLES, Colo. – This year marks the 50th Anniversary of southwest Colorado’s Navajo State Park, and the public is invited to visit the park on Aug. 23 for activities and programs to commemorate the opening. A special ceremony will be held at noon.

Anyone who participated in the construction or planning of the Navajo dam project or the park is asked to send an e-mail to Janet Clawson, park naturalist, who is collecting historical information. She also would like to hear from people who lived in the area at the time and remember development of the project, and from long-time visitors to the park. Clawson is also trying to find old pictures of the area. Contact her at janet.clawson@state.co.us; or call the park at 970-883-2208.

The park facilities opened in 1964, two years after completion of Navajo dam in New Mexico by the federal Bureau of Reclamation. The dam, built on the San Juan River, backed the water up 35 miles into Colorado. The reservoir’s surface totals 15,600 acres, with about 3,000 acres on the Colorado side.

The dam was constructed as part of the Colorado River Storage Project, which also includes: the Aspinall Unit on the Gunnison River which formed Blue Mesa Reservoir; Flaming Gorge dam in Wyoming on the Green River; and Glen Canyon dam on the Colorado River. The system supplies water for agriculture, industrial, municipal and recreational uses.

Navajo Reservoir provides the principal storage for the Navajo Indian Irrigation Project which sends water to 110,000 acres of agricultural land on the Navajo Reservation.

Navajo State Park is a major recreational facility in southwest Colorado, drawing more than 300,000 visitors every year. The 2,100-acre park offers boating, fishing, trails, wildlife viewing, 138 camp sites, and three cabins.

On Aug. 23, all items in the visitors’ center bookstore will be discounted 15 percent.

Entry to the park costs $7 per vehicle; an annual pass costs $70.

To reserve a camp spot or a cabin, call 1-800-678-2267, or go to the reservation section of the Colorado Parks and Reservation website, http://coloradostateparks.reserveamerica.com.

For more information about all of Colorado’s state parks, go to: cpw.state.co.us.

EXTENSIVE SURVEY SHOWS PIKA POPULATIONS THRIVE IN COLORADO

DURANGO, Colo. – The pika, the cutest and toughest little critter in the Rockies, appears to be thriving throughout Colorado’s high country.

While news stories have circulated in the past few years that pikas are disappearing from the landscape, Colorado Parks and Wildlife researchers have found populations are well distributed throughout Colorado’s mountains.

“In their primary habitat, mainly at and above timberline where there is lots of talus, we find pikas almost everywhere we look,” explained Amy Seglund, a species conservation biologist for Parks and Wildlife based in Montrose.

Seglund conducted a major research project to determine the health of pika populations in Colorado in 2008. Her field crew surveyed 62 historical locations across the state to determine the presence of pikas. The animals were found in more than 90 percent of those sites. In the spots where pikas were not found the habitat was unsuitable.

Since the original surveys were completed, more than 900 occupied sites have been documented by Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

“We were even finding them in these little talus areas and at lower elevations where I never guessed pika would have lived,” she said.

Pikas are hardy critters that weigh just four ounces. They spend the warm months gathering vegetation that will sustain them through the winter. Pikas do not hibernate. A 1990 study showed that the average weight of their “haystacks” is 61 pounds; and that in a 10-week time period one pika will make 14,000 foraging trips – 25 per hour – to secure its food stash. Still not impressed? Well, to sustain all that work, they must fill their bellies nine times a day to keep up their energy

The news stories that stoked concern about the pika were based on a research project in Nevada’s Great Basin in 2003 that stated that global warming was the likely cause of the extirpation of some pika populations in the Great Basin.

Temperatures throughout the Mountain West certainly have been rising during the last 50 years, Seglund said. But the mountains in the Great Basin are much different than Colorado’s: they are at a lower altitude, provide limited contiguous habitat, receive less moisture and hold warmer temperatures. In Colorado there’s more available habitat, more moisture, and the summer-time temperatures are cool enough for pika to thrive. The vast majority of the available habitat for pika in Colorado is on high-elevation public land that is not heavily impacted by roads, grazing and other human activity. With few human activities nearby, pika habitat won’t be subject to fragmentation which disturbs natural connections between populations.

In the summary of her study, published in 2010, Seglund wrote: “… Though the climate may be changing in the Southern Rocky Mountains, it currently appears that climate conditions in the state fall into the realm of temperature and precipitation cycles appropriate for maintaining healthy pika populations and distribution.”

Partly based on Seglund’s research, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decided not to list the pika under the Endangered Species Act.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife continues ongoing monitoring of pika populations and their habitats at 30 established sites around the state.

“The suggestion that pika were in trouble in the West is what spurred our research,” Seglund said. “This was a very important study that helped us establish a clear picture of the current state of pika populations. Global warming will present challenges for many animal species, but our study shows that Colorado’s pika populations, for now, are in good shape.”

She thinks My Tractors’ Sexy. -Baca County Parade on Tipton Street.

It was a beautiful day for the parade, not too hot and wonderful in the shade of a tree, to be watching the parade today in Baca County. Afterwards, there was the old Settlers pick-nick on the courthouse lawn and free food at the fair. I couldn’t resist chasing down this tractor with the handsome young man and his beautiful companion. Below, colorful clowns posed for a picture and Kallysa Mcgeary,  Miss Baca County rides on a very pretty antique car.

RIDGWAY STATE PARK INVITES PUBLIC TO CELEBRATE ITS 25TH ANNIVERSARY

RIDGWAY, Colo. – This year marks the 25th anniversary of Ridgway State Park, and the public is invited to celebrate the event at the park on Aug. 9.

The park was created as part of the Dallas Creek project, a federal Bureau of Reclamation development that built the dam on the Uncompahgre River and formed Ridgway Reservoir. The reservoir stores water for municipal, agricultural and industrial uses for the Uncompahgre Valley in western Colorado. The water helped to expand agriculture and development in the valley.

The 1,000-acre reservoir is also a major recreational amenity and helps to attract more than 300,000 visitors to the park annually. The park includes bike and hiking trails, 285 campsites, a swim beach, boat ramp, cabins and yurts, shower-restroom buildings and a kids’ playground. The reservoir is regularly stocked with rainbow trout.

As part of the celebration, the park will be offering numerous activities.

Free boat and ground tours will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Each boat tour can accommodate 10-12 people and will last about 40 minutes. These tours will be ideal for those who don’t have a boat and who want to tour the reservoir.

The ground tours will be done by vehicle and can accommodate 20 people at a time. These tours will give visitors a chance to see all the major park facilities.

For children, the regular Saturday “Nature Detectives” program will be offered starting at 9:30 a.m. This week, kids will learn about bears in fun, hands-on activities.

Local folksinger David Nunn will perform a concert at the swim beach from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A history booth and displays will be set up all day to showcase the park and surrounding area. A new diorama will also be displayed for the first item at the visitor’s center.

The Friends of Ridgway State Park will also be selling hot dogs and other snacks at the swim beach. At the park gift shop a “draw your own discount” sale will make items available at mark-downs from 20-40 percent.

In the evening, local adventurer Aaron Ihinger will talk about the tallest 100 mountains in Colorado in a program entitled “Colorado’s Centennial Peaks.” The program starts at 7:30 p.m. at the visitors’ center.

Besides the special activities, the swim beach is open, and fishing is reported to be excellent in the reservoir and at Pa-Co-Chu-Puk on the Uncompahgre River below the dam.

All the programs are free. Entry to the park is $7 per vehicle, or $70 for an annual pass. To make reservations to camp at the park, call 1-800-678-2267 or 1-303-470-1144, or go to:

http://coloradostateparks.reserveamerica.com.

For more information, call 970-626-5822.

Ridgway State Park is located on U.S. Highway 550, about 20 miles south of Ridgway in Ouray County.

For more news about Colorado Parks and Wildlife go to: http://cpw.state.co.us

For more information about Colorado Parks and Wildlife go to: http://cpw.state.co.us.