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Doulas: Professional Birth Coaches

By Audrey Logan Giving birth is a life changing experience and having the right support team can make or break your experience. Some people choose to have their husbands, partners, mothers, siblings, or a friend be their birth coach. But, what if you need more support than that? What if you’re not confident in your own abilities as a woman, or confident that your support person can withstand seeing you in that much pain to effectively help you? Or, what if you just want the extra help and experience? That is where a doula comes in. Doula’s are trained professionals who help women cope during their labor, delivery, and post-partum period. Doula’s are, generally women, who have a passion for helping other women during this great life changing experience! They go through hours of training to learn how to coach women during this pivotal point in their lives. They are not all one and the same; each doula has her own personality and tricks of the trade. Finding the doula that works best with your personality is important. As is, finding the doula who supports your visions of your labor and delivery. Doulas provide support in many areas during the labor and delivery process. They not only provide emotional support, but they also provide massage, help with visualization, breathing

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By Audrey Logan Sheila Broderick is a local photographer who has a passion for what she does. Not only can you see it in her pictures, but also when she is photographing you. She takes special care to capture the moments that make you special, unique, and beautiful or handsome. Sheila specializes in senior portraits, boudoir, and musician photography. Sheila (pictured at right) works out of her home in Frederick, having transformed her living room and dining room into an amazing studio that allows for versatile and stunning shots. She also uses her backyard for outdoor shots, and is willing to travel within 25 miles of her home for location

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C a r l and Merna first met in 1977 when their families attended the same church in Cincinnati. The families became close friends and, although Merna and her family moved back to Colorado, where she was born, in the mid-eighties, they stayed in contact. Merna and Carl’s first wife Jean remained very close friends and prayer partners. Due to unfortunate circumstances, Merna and her husband of over thirty years were divorced in 1995 and Jean passed away in 2003. After Jean’s passing, Merna was very supportive of Carl with encouraging cards and notes. Then while vacationing together in Florida at the invitation of mutual friends, they found they had a lot in common and enjoyed each other’s company. Bolstered by a strong mutual faith in the Lord, their relationship progressed to the point where Carl decided he wanted Merna to be his wife and he thought she had similar feelings for him. Being a crossword buff, Carl decided to propose to her by constructing a crossword with his marriage proposal in it. That’s when he discovered Merna didn’t really care for crosswords. After coaxing and cajoling her into trying his “special� crossword, Merna became rather irritated long before getting to the important question, and it looked like their marriage was over before it began. Fortunately, it didn’t work out that way and they have been happily married for almost eight years. And, Merna even does crosswords now. She does the one in the Longmont paper almost every day and also is the first one to do any new puzzle Carl constructs, such as the ones for CVCR, to see if the clues and answers make sense.

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What’s On My Mind Kelly Martindale, Publisher

Siamo angeli con un’ala sola, solo restando abbracciati possiamo volare — We are angels with only one wing; only embracing each other are we able to y (from writer-director Luciano De Crescenzo)

As I prayed about what to write this month, I kept hitting road blocks. My husband prayed for me and others prayed as well. I had something started but it continued to dead-end. I pondered love for a Valentine's theme. Of course, for me, there is nothing greater than Christ's love so I leaned into it. Then I received the following. My heart wept for this family and also rejoiced because they have experienced the ultimate love; love of two becoming one, love of children, family and friends. And the most important love of all, the love and grace of Christ, cruciďŹ ed for each one of us...to last all the days of our lives. The Marschalls live this daily. Please join me in praying for Rick and his family.

A Life, A New Life, A Newer Life

Vol. 13, Issue 2

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14 patients and family members piled in to the prayer service, ďŹ lling the little room to By Rick Marschall bursting – white, African American, West African and Asian, all of them speaking of life In effect I have been watching my wife die for 40 years. It is no easier at the “endâ€?‌ or in very, very simple terms. "Our health is out the Beginning, which is how I should, and we all should, regard death. To be in the arms of of our hands. There's nothing we can do any Jesus, and whole, should be on all of our spiritual to-do lists. Some thoughts‌ more," Marschall said. But still, she said, there is God to rely On January 20, 2013, less than a month shy of the day we met 40 years ago, Nancy on: "He's here. He's with us, and nobody can Marschall was taken off life support. My wife was a strong Christian, an amazing mother, separate us." She was sitting in a wheelchair and possessor of a modest personality that everyone loved. Her shyness masked a robust near the door, with one foot propped up in a faith that touched and inspired uncountable people. Many of us would have defined ourselves plaster cast. She's had diabetes for 30 years, by the ailments she endured: a diabetic since 13, she sustained several heart attacks, a heart which can numb the extremities, so when she and kidney transplant, thyroid cancer, legal blindness, toe amputation, broken bones, celiac broke a bone in her foot, she continued to disease, several strokes, dialysis, and, last week, a ruptured stomach ulcer that saw her lose limp around on it for an extra week, unaware 14 units of blood, outpacing transfusions. She experienced miraculous healings, and some of the injury. The opinions expressed in features, columns, press healings by doctors’ hands. Others, she is experiencing right now. The room where the Marschalls lead releases, letters to the editor, etc. are not necessarily For a long time she was unable to exercise, as you might imagine. But she exercised her their service is small and modern, high off those of the Owner and publisher of the Carbon Valley faith. While waiting 18 weeks for a heart and kidney transplant, she overcame her shyness to Broad Street, with a line of windows that Consumer Report. The Consumer Report assumes no pray with patients waiting with her at Temple University Hospital. Then she held services. I curve into a bay. Three philodendron plants responsibility for any outcome to any businesses, any assisted, and she recruited our children Heather, Ted, and Emily, to participate in the services hang like leafy green globes in the sunlight‌. advertiser, any people or any government entity. and room visitations, and pray with our counterparts in recipients’ families. Our faith was When Marschall was waiting for her heart, strengthened too as we dealt with heartache, unanswerable questions, grief, and shared joy. patients couldn't leave their rooms without We witnessed healings, and helped lead people to conversions, in a ministry that lasted more an intravenous pole – and a hospital nurse to than six years. roll a heart-monitor along beside them. But not I could write many tributes to Nancy‌ or share how her life was a tribute to her Savior. all the change is good: Now the wait is growing Rather, recalling the “great cloud of witnessesâ€? in Heaven who watch us, according to Hebrews longer because the number of heart-failure chapter 11, I will quote from one of the many articles and media stories about Nancy, additional cases is increasing every year while the number witnesses, and her affect on people on behalf of Christ. of heart donors has stayed the same. “Giving Heart To Those Awaiting A New Life At Temple University Hospital, Nancy "When people would go down for Marschall Leads Weekly Prayers For Patients On The Heart-Transplant List. Not Long Ago, transplant, we'd say we'd pray for them. She Was In Their Place,â€? was the headline in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Feb. 28, 1999. By But did it really happen? . . . I just felt God Ellen O’Brien: speaking to me. And Rick had the same call," Nancy Marschall got a new heart and a new kidney on Valentine's Day, 1996. Naturally, Marschall said. "We're talking about Christ, and the love of God, and the change He can this is not something she would have in our lives," Marschall said. She forget. added that she prays for guidance in But Marschall does more this new missionary role: "I don't want than remember, when, she Watch for to mislead people." wakes up every morning, that "We try to point everything to a she's still around at 45, and that New Menu! better relationship with Christ," Rick – yes, again – she has a whole Marschall added. "We're Christians, new day to live. Once a week we're not deists [or mere feel-good for the last three years‌ she cheerleaders]." goes back to the seventh oor In fact, until the transplant, the of Temple University Hospital, Marschalls attended services at the where she spent what may have Pentecostal Christian Life Center been the longest 18 weeks of her in Bensalem every Sunday, and they life – the oor known ofďŹ cially still consider themselves part of as the Heart-Failure Care that congregation, although they're Unit‌. otherwise engaged now on Sunday View our menu online! "We're just trying to open &YDMVEFT"MDPIPM t8JUIDPVQPOPOMZ mornings. ‌ "I think we're just like pepperjacksgrille.com /PUWBMJEXBOZPUIFSPòFSt/PU3FEFFNBCMF ourselves up to what God would *Kids 10 & under eat FREE GPS$BTI%JOFJO0OMZ&YQJSFT everybody," Marschall said. "When after 5p.m. on Tuesdays w/paid have us do," Marschall said, )XZBU*t303.833.6500 there are things or burdens upon you, adult entree. 1 child per/adult. by way of explanation. "He's you tend to pray more. When things just leading us." Last Sunday, are going well, you tend to do it less." Personally, she thinks this is a human trait that God understands. At Sunday's prayer service, the last hymn was "Amazing Grace," but the tape that the Marschalls had brought along – to guide the impromptu choir – failed to include the second verse. This was a verse that Rick Marschall found particularly meaningful. As the tape rolled to the end, he urged everybody on: "Through many dangers, toils and snares I have already come. . . ." The sound of singing rose, strong and healthy and enthusiastic. You could hear it out in the hall‌ *17 oz. Pomegranate Body Out in the halls, indeed. And far beyond. For the first time in decades, Nancy Moisture by Hempz $25 value is now healed and whole and pain-free. I imagine she will look around Heaven for her granddaughter and our own stillborn baby, and the many people she inspired through the years, unless, of course, they see her first. In my picture of Heaven, all those wonderful reunions will have to wait a moment until Jesus stops hugging her as He whispers, “Well done, good and faithful servant.â€? +++ Christians often refer to death in a biblical way. It is not a euphemism like “passing away,â€? but the literal situation – “home-going.â€? Those of us who remain cannot fail to be a little jealous of sick people who become well, the lonely who embrace their Savior, the troubled who find peace. It is the home prepared for Rita Alloway, us, a place with many mansions, joy unspeakable and full of glory. This picture Owner finds musical expression in the Negro spiritual based on the tune of the second *Stop by, enter your guess, movement of Dvorak’s “New World Symphony.â€? no purchase necessary! Rick Marschall is the author of more than 60 books and hundreds of One guess per visit. Enter magazine articles in many fields, from popular culture (Bostonia magazine called multiple times. Drawing held Feb. 23! him “perhaps America’s foremost authority on popular cultureâ€?) to history and Entry closest to actual number WINS! criticism; country music, television history, biography, and children’s books. He is a former political cartoonist, editor of Marvel Comics, and writer for Disney comics. Most recently his essays and articles have appeared on the sites Real Love what Rita does Skincare and More Clear Religion ( www.realclearreligion.org ); the Assist News Service ( www. for my hair and skin! assistnews.netâ€? ); CBN.com ( www.cbn.com ); and the Renewing American ~Kelly Martindale Leadership (ReAL) organization (www.ToRenewAmerica.com). 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Erie Cheerleaders as they are raising money to get to the National Cheer Competition in Anaheim Ca. in March! In December they place 2nd at the State Competition and are ready for this next step! I would greatly appreciate it!! THE ERIE HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADERS are having a silent auction and prize drawing this coming SATURDAY 1/26 @ Erie HS. It is during the basketball games! 3-8pm! We have GREAT STUFF, a 1 hour "tour" flight, 1 day Harley rental, hotel stays, beauty baskets with products, and treatments, fitness classes, scentsy, 31 bags, tastefully simple, "theme" baskets, a birthday party at Monkey Business, 20 UNITS of BOTOX, golf, and LOTS MORE!! The goal of the cheerleaders is to raise about $28,000 total to get the entire team to the competition! Come on out! It will be a great time! Donations are still being accepted for the auction as well!

CV Rotary BINGO – Saturday, February 16th!

Carbon Valley Rotary will be hosting our 2nd Annual Family Bingo Saturday evening, February 16, 2013 at the Carbon Valley Senior/Gymnastics Center in Frederick. Last year’s event attracted 175 people! Entry Tickets are $5 per person – all game packs of 7 Bingo games are $5. Everyone that enters must have an entry ticket. Additional game packs and specials will be on sale at the event, as well as refreshments. Doors open at 6:00 pm and Bingo will begin at 7:00 pm with one intermission. Tickets are now available from any Rotary member or at Zadel Realty in the Safeway Shopping center, 8110 Colorado Blvd., Firestone, (303) 833-3012. Only 200 entry tickets will be sold, and details are also posted on our web site: www.carbonvalleyrotary.org. Proceeds of this fundraising event will go to support local Rotary community projects including the Community Heroes Awards, the Annual Easter Egg Hunt, the Community Fire Safety House, and Rotary Youth Leadership Awards. Join us for great community fun and help the Carbon Valley Rotary Club continue to make a positive difference in the community!

HSwI in Integrity Business Alliance

Home Services with Integrity LLC (HSwI) is incredibly blessed to announce our acceptance into the Integrity Business Alliance (IBA). IBA is a select network of trusted companies serving the Carbon Valley and surrounding areas and supports positive business influences in the community. HSwI has served our customers in the Tri-town and surrounding areas as a general contractor for over 3 years. We believe in exceptional customer service at each step of your home improvement project. Our dedicated team of project managers, coordinators, and field managers help individualize each customer’s vision and communicate with home and business owners every step of the way to provide an expert, detailed, and cost effective process. As a Christian company, we act with trust, integrity, and professionalism at all times as we serve the Lord thru our calling to help others. HSwI is a locally owned and supported business based in Firestone, CO and participates actively in outreach, community events, and serving those less fortunate. HSwI Owner, Jerry Hicks, provides over 25 years of construction experience and knowledge to each project. HSwI provides free estimates for your remodel, new construction, and handyman needs. We look forward to continuing to serve our community into the new year of 2013. May God richly bless you and your family as He has blessed ours! Learn more at www.hswionline.com or call us @ 303-717-5744 to schedule a free estimate. – Your Local Home Services with Integrity Family “As for me and my hammer, we will serve the Lord”

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I have already received a call and I now have a new client from the January write up in the CVCR. I am so excited! Erin Baer, ebLimits, MBA, CFT, ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer

LSI Computers Services Gives FREE Advice

Every third Thursday is Tech Thursday at 6pm-7pm at Daylight Donuts of Dacono with Dave Linscott from LSI Computer Services, Inc. in Dacono. LSI will be on site providing answers for technology devices, gadgets, software and more. More info call 303.833.2009.

Kick-Off for the Relay for Life of Carbon Valley

Join us in getting the 2013 Relay for Life of Carbon Valley off to a GREAT start. This year the relay is July 13 and 14. We will have our kickoff party on February 23 from 1-3 p.m. at the Carbon Valley Regional Library in Firestone. Come join us for a very worthy cause!

New Board Members at the Carbon Valley Chamber

The Carbon Valley Chamber of Commerce held its Election Luncheon today; 5 board seats were open. Congratulations and welcome back to incumbents Bill Meier-United Power; Heather Morgan-Mutual of Omaha, and Jesse Esparza-Small Business Development Center, and new board members David Pickett-Realtor and Jenny Breitenfeldt-Adams Bank & Trust. They will join Judy Bakanec-Going Places Travel; Sharon Voss-Voss & Associates; Franki Bertram-Aflac and June Werner-Chickfil-A at Larksridge, as your 2013 Board of Directors. The Board of Directors will elect Officer positions during their first scheduled board meeting in February. Thank you to Brandon Rearick-Vice President of the Chamber for the past 4 yrs, and Ursula Marry- Board of Director for the past two years, for your service, energy and dedication to the Carbon Valley Chamber of Commerce!

Quilts Bring Help to O.U.R. Center and Safe Shelter

For the 27th year, Interfaith Quilters of Longmont is more intent than ever to raise much needed funds for the O.U.R. Center of Longmont and the Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley. With the exception of a small amount of money necessary to purchase materials, the entire amount raised at the sale benefits these two charities equally. Again in 2013, the sale will be held at the First Lutheran Church of Longmont, 803 3rd Ave in Longmont. New this year is a featured quilt recently located in the church basement by members of the First Lutheran Archives Committee. This red and white friendship quilt was created in 1895 by the “ladies of the SW Lutheran Sewing Society of Boulder”, which is a precursor to First Lutheran. This is a rare find, especially important for several members of the First Lutheran Church who are descendants of those whose names are embroidered on the quilt. Interfaith Quilters is proud to be able to display this quilt. Members of the Archives Committee will be on hand on both days to answer any questions and expound on the history of the quilt, the Boulder area and it’s early settlers. The sale is always on the first weekend in March, which, this year, will be Friday, March 1st (Preview night) and Saturday, March 2nd (Sale Day). Interfaith Quilters has grown in membership over the past twenty-seven years and the resultant number and quality of quilts, table runners, pillows, etc. is astounding. Our baby quilts are the most popular items because of the spectacular quality and reasonable prices. One will rarely discover a quilt sale more diverse and priced to sell. Please visit our web site at interfaithquilters.com for more information. We hope to see you at the sale!

Frederick Tree Vouchers

2013 Tree Voucher Distribution. The Parks and Open Space Commission is prepared to issue the 2013 Tree Vouchers to the first 50 folks on Saturday, February 23 at 11:00 at Town Hall. Vouchers are available for residents to plant a tree on their property in Frederick and are valued at $100 good towards a tree valued at least $150.

Career Planning with a Purpose

Rocky Mountain Christian Church is presenting a seminar called “Career Planning with a Purpose” on Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 6:30 – 9:00 pm at 5860 Majestic Drive, Frederick. Childcare will be available with preregistration. A team of experts (Lori Wurth, Margit Tritt, Kelley Zwisler, and Katherine French-Ewing) will help you navigate and prepare for effective career planning. The seminar is open to the public. Is this event for you? At some point in your life, you likely will be unemployed, underemployed, stuck in your current role, transitioning back to the work force, proactively “future-proofing” your career or looking for purpose in your “second half” in active retirement. You’ll learn ● Job discovery strategies using LinkedIn; ● You don’t know what you don’t know (how to find out about new careers!); ● Determining the best fit for you; ● Surviving and thriving through the tough “in between” times; To register, go to www.rmcc.org (Get Plugged In/Events) or call Lori Wurth at 303-652-6891.

CPR/AED Classes to Be Offered by Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District

The Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District will offer several Blended Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) classes to the community in 2013. “The key to saving a life could be as simple as being prepared in the event of an emergency,” said Division Chief of Life Safety Doug Prunk. “CPR training offers this and it’s easy.” The Blended CPR/AED program at the Fire District allows community residents the chance to get CPR and AED trained all at once. Through the Blended CPR/AED program, offered through the American Safety and Health Institute, residents can save time and money, and more importantly lives. The blended program is ideal for anyone who wants to know CPR and how to use an AED, and offers the flexibility of online learning. The digitized course book can be accessed online from any computer, at any time. Once the two-to-three hours of course work are done at home, an instructor-led, inclass skills check will be done. The first in-class skills check will be on March 28, but those who are hoping to attend the class will need to register by Feb. 28. For more information or to sign up for an upcoming Blended CPR/AED program offered through the Fire District, visit www.fffd.us or call 303.833.2742.

CV Rotary Easter Egg Hunt

Carbon Valley Rotary is excited to announce our 6th Annual Easter Egg Hunt to be held Saturday, March 30, from 1 to 3 pm at Hart Park in Firestone, CO. There will be five “hunt” areas divided by age and height. Only 10 to 12 children will be allowed in each area at a time – and the Easter Egg Hunt will last the entire 2 hour period. At least 300 of the 5,000 eggs will have a “Free Book Ticket” that the children can trade for an age appropriate book. We invite non-profit organizations to set up a Free Booth to let the community know about your services. We would also like anyone who would like to volunteer their time, or donate money, books, or wrapped candy that will fit in a small plastic Easter Egg, to please contact us. This is also a good opportunity for students to receive volunteer credit for their school. If interested please contact Beverly Mendel at bevmendel@carbonvalleyrotary. org or 303.596.7731 for more information.

Youth Vocal Competition

The Longmont Chorale announces The 2013 Youth Vocal Competition. Applications must be 'Post Marked' by February 2, 2013. For forms and more details go to www. longmontchorale.org. The Competition is open to students grade 6-12. The Theme is British Composers. An arts song, classical in nature, from this genre is encouraged. The Competition will be held on February 16, 2013 from 8 am to 3 pm. Bethlehem Lutheran Church. 303-651-7664.

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Each year the Carbon Valley Rotary Club has the privilege of recognizing outstanding individuals in the professions of fire protection, law enforcement, and education. The Annual Community Heroes Awards is about ordinary people with extraordinary community accomplishments. This year we were honored to present our gratitude to: Gregg Lotspeich, Sergeant Frederick Police Department for Law Enforcement; Pete Vargas, Principal Frederick High School for Exceptional Service in Education; Toby Kridel, Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District for Firefighter/EMT; Shannon Carheden, Coal Ridge Middle School National Junior Honor Society; Karen Gardner, Coal Ridge Middle School National Junior Honor Society; Amy Schiers, Prairie Ridge Elementary for Exceptional Service in Education; and not pictured, Ingrid Fedge, Coal Ridge Middle School. These are the public servants who directly impact the safety of the community and mold the future generation of citizens. Congratulations to our winners and thank you for all you do for the Carbon Valley community.

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Just Between Friends of Longmont/Firestone is planning their 27th HUGE Kids’ Sale in Firestone, February 21-24, at the American Furniture Warehouse (I-25 & HWY 119). You won’t just see JBF once a year; this event takes place six times a year (Feb, April, May, August, September, & October)! Where? Firestone, Longmont, & Arvada! During each community children’s consignment event, area families come together and bring tens of thousands of new and gently-used ‘fashionable and trendy’ children’s clothing, shoes, baby equipment, books, electronics, room décor, outdoor playground equipment and pretty much anything you need to raise a child in Colorado. You will find Gymboree, Fisher Price, Little Tikes, Leap Frog, Disney, Thomas the Train and Toy Story characters all under one big roof. The economic downturn inspired families to stop giving away their children’s items at garage sales and traditional consignment stores because they need every dollar possible to go back into the family budget. Just Between Friends offers consignors (sellers) up to 75% of their sold items, without the hassle of a garage sale and each consignor sets their own prices because they know the value of each brand name item and what is reasonable for its resale. For busy moms who don’t have time to tag and prepare their items, JBF also offers a convenient VIP tagging service where JBF does all the work and the moms still get a nice check two weeks after the sale! The Longmont Just Between Friends sale will benefit, in part, Tri Towns Clothing Bank and other local charities. If you would like to get presale passes for your school, daycare, church or moms group, please contact Laura Staggs at laura@jbfsale. com. For more information and to sign-up on the community email mailing list for future sale announcements, please visit www. longont.jbfsale.com.

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z 2013 is off to a great start here in Firestone. To keep up with the latest information, please visit the town website at www. ci.firestone.co.us z As I am sure you know, we are soliciting feedback from citizens via a short survey delivered to you via mail. I appreciate you taking the time to respond to a handful of questions pertaining to Firestone's future. We will report the results of the survey soon after the survey is closed. z The Town Board continues to stand with the Frederick Firestone Fire Protection District as we serve current and future residents of our town. As Firestone grows, so will the Fire District which is great news for our citizens! FFFPD has served the residents with superior professionalism and an unmatched commitment to safety. We are lucky to work with FFFPD and look forward to moving forward with them for decades to come. z You may have noticed the seismic testing equipment in Firestone again this year. Geokinetics Inc will be conducting a nondestructive testing process to locate any mineral deposits under town owned land. This process is quick and harmless - for more information visit our town website. Water storage: The Northern Integrated Storage Project z continues to move forward, however, the project also continues to be badgered by a well funded extremists whose goal is to rob communities east of I-25 the right to build water storage facilities and provide clean water to our residents. He fabricates stories, propagates misinformation and conspirators spend thousands of dollars to obstruct your rights to water. I, along with many others in Colorado, have spent years fighting for this project and I encourage you to join the long list of supporters. We need your help! www.northernwater.org z Hydraulic Fracturing: Few issues have garnered more attention than hydraulic fracturing in recent years. Unfortunately, there is a huge amount of misinformation circulating through pop culture that is meant to instill fear through supposition and hyperbole. Even more disappointing is the fact that behind the fear tactics is an extremist agenda that seeks to outlaw all petroleum based energy. Here in Firestone we implement a balanced, rational approach to oil and gas development. We understand that every human activity has pros/cons, therefore we enact policies that properly mitigate risks Chad Auer

while we leverage the benefits of providing clean, affordable energy. As you inform yourself on this issue, I hope you will do more than watch a movie from Hollywood. Educate yourself from all sides of the issue. I suspect you will find it as illuminating as I have. As you may have read, I have earned appointments to z the Nation League of Cities International Council and the Energy Committee. I was also appointed as the co-Vice Chair of the Denver Metro Mayors Caucus. I mention these to you not as a feather in my cap, but to congratulate YOU! Never before has Firestone earned the respect of regional peers to the point where we have garnered such appointments. Above everything else, these appointments are a testament to Firestone. Congratulations and I will do my best to represent you well. z Do you have questions/advice/complaints/ideas to share with the mayor? Email me at causer@firestone.co.us and we will set up a time to grab a cup of coffee.

daCoNo Mayor, CHarLeS SIGMaN

z This year is off to a great start in the City of Dacono. I am pleased to announce that Henry Walker Homes is the newest home Charles Sigman builder in the City of Dacono. They are building new homes in Sharpe Farms featuring a variety of floor plans and models. Later this spring, you should be able to walk through a model home. Rickenbaugh Infiniti will begin construction later this year on a 19,000 square foot car dealership in the Dacono Gateway Centre. The City is also beginning work on its annual capital z improvement projects. This year Dacono will have a lot of activity occurring as water lines, sidewalks, and streets throughout the City are upgraded or replaced. The Council also approved funding for improvements to city parks and the BMX facility. You always know spring is around the corner when planning z for the Annual Dacono Easter Egg Hunt is underway. This is one of the City’s most popular annual events. In order to make it a success, your help is needed. The Library needs an estimated 1,000 new or gently used clean eggs. If you can donate eggs or small item to stuff inside, please drop them by City Hall by March 15. z Don’t forget that if you have a graduating high school senior who plans on attending college or a vocational institution, the City is accepting applications for the annual scholarship program. Applicants must be a resident of Dacono and have at least a 2.5 GPA. Scholarship forms are available online at www.cityofdacono.com or by contacting the

City Clerk. Applications are due by April 18, 2013. I believe 2013 is going to be a great year for Dacono. I look z forward to the activities and excitement that the New Year brings and the many great things we can accomplish together.

FrederICK Mayor, toNy Carey

z 2013 promises to be an outstanding year for the Town of Frederick. z Last month, the Tony Carey Board of Trustees conducted its second Annual Retreat. The Retreat identified goals and objectives to achieve quality community outcomes. Some of the identified outcomes include a new monument sign at Highway 52 and Colorado Boulevard, emphasis and dedication to the revitalization of downtown, and economic development focus on retail to balance the strong residential construction in our community and the exploration of a community conference center. One aspect of our downtown planning involves the z construction of a gazebo for concerts in tandem with the farmer's market. New potted plants and banners will be added downtown and new bike racks will be added to encourage more cycle-friendly visitors. z Citizens will be asked to provide feedback concerning the regional needs and location for a new community conference center. Our goal is to provide a destination facility for our community and the region as a whole. z I'm pleased to announce that Jamie Adamson has been hired as the Administrative Assistant to Town Manager Matt LeCerf. Her role is to help the Manager coordinate, communicate, and streamline operations between the citizens, businesses and the Town. Please help us make Jamie feel welcome. z Recently the Town's Water Commission met after undergoing comprehensive changes. A renewed focus and purpose has been established. Both short and long term planning will be carried out through effective leadership and coordination. Water along the Front Range in Colorado is a critical resource. Effective water resource planning is fundamental as we continue to grow. Frederick plans to be a leader in water resource planning and implementation moving forward. We will be seeking your feedback as we proceed with projects. z Your thoughts and opinions are important as we move Frederick forward.

Mead Mayor, rICHard MaCoMBer z Mayor Macomber's update is now in the Town of Mead pullout section in the centerfold starting at page 11.

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Nextera Healthcare Surpasses 500 Memberships

Firestone, Colo. - Less than two years after its launch, Nextera Healthcare now serves more than 500 patients â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and the list continues to grow. Drs. Tusek and Flanagan launched Nextera Healthcare in September of last year, after three years of careful planning and simultaneously being doctors at their North Vista Medical Centers in Firestone and Longmont. Nextera Healthcare is the first Direct Primary Care program in Colorado, now one of 26 states in the country to incorporate the innovative solution into available health-care options. Much like any membership program, Nextera Healthcare patients pay a monthly rate â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $179/month for a family of four, for instance â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and then have affordable, unrestricted access to their physicians for primary and urgent care, without concern for hidden costs such as copays and premiums. Many local businesses, including Lefthand Brewing Company and the Town of Frederick, sponsor their employees' memberships as a company benefit. Drs. Tusek and Flanagan recommend combining a Nextera Healthcare membership with a high-deductible, catastrophic insurance plan. They also advise setting up a Health Savings Account to ensure that in the case of an emergency, a patient's finances are already in order. On average, a family of four will save about $10,000 a year with this approach instead of a traditional health insurance plan. In addition to saving money, patients also experience longer, more bespoke visits with their physicians. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I originally went to see Dr. Tusek for a shoulder injury,â&#x20AC;? Rob Kimball, a Nextera Healthcare patient and avid wrestler, said about his initial visit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I've been back several times since. [Dr. Tusek] is helping me create a program that specifically sets me up to reach my athletic goals,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every visit is so comprehensive â&#x20AC;&#x201C; I love those guys.â&#x20AC;? Nextera Healthcare may be a new program, but the underlying idea certainly isn't anything new. To summarize, Dr. Flanagan borrowed the words of Sir William Osler: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.â&#x20AC;? For more information call 303.501.2600 or visit http://www. nexterahealthcare.com/ for further information.

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Saturday â&#x20AC;˘ May 18, 2013 â&#x20AC;˘ 8:00 am Colorado at its Best â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the Carbon Valley Half Marathon will showcase the beauty & diversity of Coloradoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best kept secret. Small town charm with Big City services, Firestone & Frederick are the perfect host for this 13.1 mile adventure. From Start to Finish, runners will tread upon Mining Town history via manicured trail systems, dirt paths & rural roads. Firestoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Central Park & the Firestone Trail are featured as well as running the rim of Frederickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gorgeous Milevac Lake. The entire course has spectacular views of the Rockies. Participants are asked to raise funds for Autism Research individually or as a team. Our goal is to attract 500 participants our inaugural year and raise at least $25,000 benefiting Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital Colorado and research thru the Autism Treatment Network. For more information see www.cvhalfmarathon.org.

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Tuesday, February 5 (11:45-1:00) Network at Noon (luncheon) Erie Library - 400 Powers Street Cost: $10 rsvp â&#x20AC;˘ Wednesday, February 13 (5:30-6:30) Ribbon Cutting: The Pampered Chef - Marie Cox, Indpendent Consultant, Chamber Office, 235 Wells St rsvp â&#x20AC;˘ Wednesday, February 20 (2:00-4:30) The Power of Email Marketing by Jack Jostes: Erie Community Center - 450 Powers Street rsvp â&#x20AC;˘ Wednesday, February 27 (4:00-7:30) Business Expo & Taste of Erie: Erie Community Center - 450 Powers Street Showcase your Business! Learn more about other Businesses! Contact Chamber for applications and more information at 303.828.3440.

A New Year, A New You - Fitness Group Special!

Join us at Time For Change Personal Training Fitness Group, we meet Monday and Friday mornings in Niwot and Thursday evenings in Frederick. First session is FREE and the New Year's Special is $50 for a 10 Session Fitness Group Punch Card. Contact Tracy Rewerts, NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Women's Fitness Specialist at 303-828-2856 or visit TimeForChangePersonalTraining.com for details.

Frederick Interactive Map Launched

ď&#x20AC; Frederick Community Information Site. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget! The community interactive map has been launched on the Townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website. The map provides visitors to our website the opportunity to learn about properties located within the Town of Frederick through an interactive environment. Those that use the site can learn about property ownership, zoning, school attendance, utilities, art in public places, parks and recreation facilities and much more! This will be a great tool for our residents, businesses and visitors. Please take some time to explore the site http://frederickco.gov/Government/Planning/Mapping/. Also, watch for enhanced features to come in 2013.

Bear Claw Sharpening has Pick-up Locations

Bear Claw Sharpening expanded their business by adding drop off locations for customer convenience. They opened their 1st secure Locker-Drop Location in the Carbon Valley - at JT's Barber Shop in Dacono at 905 Carbondale Drive. Two or three more locations are planned by garden season. Bear Claw Sharpening combines the best in old world skills and methods with the latest grinding science and abrasive technologies, for your sharpening and edge repair needs. Our Service Commitment: Returned to you, sharper than new! They offers services including: Chef's, Kitchen & Specialty Knives, Mower Blades & Garden Tools, Scissors Home, Office & Salon, Paper Cutters, Hand Tools, Shovels, Axes, Saw Chains. Call them at 303.833.3939 for more info. Tell them you read it in the CVCR, please!!

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Snow Shovelers Needed

Do you have some time to "give back " to your community? We are in need of snow shovelers for the senior populations throughout the communities. We can match shovelers with seniors, and when it snows volunteers can help by clearing their walking path. Please call the Carbon Valley Senior Center - 303-833-2739 if you can help or if you need help.

High School Students Can Explore Career Options at Aims Community College

CLINIC IN THE CARBON VALLEY AREA SPONSORED BY WELD COUNTY legal services PRESENTED BY ELLEN M. ROSS You must register in advance for this clinic by submitting an application to Weld County Legal Services, 915 10th Street, Room 107 or call 970-310-8367 for details. You must purchase a pro se packet from the WELD County Clerkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office on the first floor of the Centennial Center, 915 10th Street, Greeley, CO or you can purchase it the evening of the clinic. Cash only. YOU MUST BRING THE PRO SE PACKET WITH YOU OR PURCHASE IT AT THE TIME OF THE CLINIC. Date: Thursday, February 28, 2013 Time: 6:00 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 7:30 Place: Carbon Valley Library 7 Park Avenue Firestone, CO 80504 A volunteer Weld County Attorney will be available to help you explain the instructions on how to complete the paperwork and the procedure for filing your action. There is no charge for this clinic but you must submit an application to Weld County Legal Services and be qualified before attending. Be advised that the attorney conducting the clinic is there for purposes of providing information and is not entering your case as attorney of record, or agreeing to represent you. Weld County Legal Services 970-310-8367

Aims Community College is offering students who attend participating schools the opportunity to earn college credit and explore career options while still in high school. Through a program called Career Academy, students can get career training in Career and Technical Education programs such as automotive service technology, collision repair, audio production, graphic design, med-prep and oil and gas technology. All costs are covered, including lab fees and books. Eligible participants could even earn a certificate in the program of his or her choice. An open house and orientation is scheduled on February 6 at 6:30 p.m. in Ed Beaty Hall Theater (room 102) on the Greeley campus for students interested in graphics, audio, med-prep or oil and gas programs. Another open house and orientation is scheduled on February 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Aims Automotive and Technology Center in Windsor for students interested in automotive service and collision. Information sessions in Fort Lupton will be scheduled later this spring. For more information contact Lesli Bicknell at (970) 339-6364 or lesli.bicknell@aims.edu. Call Aims today at (970) 330-8008 or visit www.aims.edu <http://www.aims.edu> for more information on how to register for classes. Aims Community College is one of the most progressive two-year colleges in Colorado. Founded in 1967 in Greeley, Aims has since established locations in Fort Lupton, Loveland and Windsor. Curriculum now includes 4,000 day, evening, weekend and online courses annually in more than 160 degree and certificate programs.

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“I had severe abdominal pain at 5 a.m. so I called my Nextera Healthcare doctor. He quickly took care of me…and this was all included in my low monthly fee.”

Don’t listen all of the “experts” out there who say you have to put down 20% or more on when you purchase a house. I’m here to tell you it’s not true!! Right now, most homebuyers in our area can qualify for a home and finance 100% of the Sales price! Why would you rent, when you can purchase your own house and pay less on a mortgage than you currently pay for rent?? You may think you need excellent credit to qualify for this, but the truth is you don’t. My question to you is, if you didn’t have to pay a down payment then why would you? Put the money you would have used to buy the house and keep it in a savings account for a rainy day. The great part of this program is that it is government backed, which means the rates are incredibly low. If you are looking to buy in Firestone, Frederick, Dacono, Mead, Ft. Lupton, Johnstown and many other cities, you may qualify for this program. Average monthly rent in our area, currently averages $1400.00/month. With $1400 you would most likely be able to buy a house worth approximately $225,000-245,000; which can get you a very nice house of your own instead of paying your equity to a landlord. Now that I have your interest, the next step is to get qualified to buy a house. The process is simple and it only takes 5-10 minutes to be approved. If you are tired of renting and want to buy a house before the interest rates go up, give me a call and I will get you quick, honest information. Eddie Stephen- Local Licensed Originator with the State of Colorado and NMLS, 303-800-2760 Direct, LMB #100009117, NMLS #24801.

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Historical Train Mural at Mr. Todd's Barbershop

Todd Fischer of Mr. Todd’s Barbershop in Frederick is excited to invite you to view another historical piece in Frederick. Todd joined with Jennifer Hall, a local artist, to bring the Carbon Valley yet another piece of history; namely, a mural depicting Steam Engine # 1253 from the early 1900s. Along with help from area museums, they found photos of an old Frederick train depot, as well as a train that commonly ran through what is now the Carbon Valley. Jennifer owns and operate "An Artists Vision" at 246 1/2- 5th street. She has a small art studio that offers private art lessons to anyone interested in engaging their artistic endeavors, from the ages 5 - 105! She offers adults, canvas or wine glass painting nights on a small and intimate level. She also offers private lessons in drawing and painting to anyone that feels they have a passion for the arts. Jennifer says, “I honestly feel that time can come to a peaceful stop or pause at least when we allow ourselves to escape in our passions. Please stop in or pick up a brochure outside the studio or just give me a ring! I have a Bachelors and Masters degree in Fine Arts. My vision is to bring as much art and culture to our community.” She adds, “As Pablo Picasso once said, ‘Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.’” You can reach Jennifer at anartistsvision@mail.com or see her website at www.http://yennspilla.wix.com/ artistsvision. Please stop in at Mr. Todd’s Barbershop at 234 5th Street in Frederick or call him at 303.434.1880.

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A friend recently sent me a link to an article titled, Top 10 Things Your House Painter Wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Tell You. At first glance I was a bit offended. I felt the article was full of generalizations regarding painting contractors and contractors in general. Maybe there are painters out there that are deceitful, so all I can do is tell you why the way we do business is something you should look for from your painting contractor. Assumption number one from this author was that painters mark up their materials costs to you by 25%. We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. In fact we pass our discounts on to our customers when bidding their work. You may be held responsible for accidents. Not by us. We carry full liability, auto and workerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s comp insurance and all reputable contractors do. Current certificates verifying our coverage are available from our carriers upon request. Our employees donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really work for us. Our employees are full time, trained painters. Many have worked for us long term and were trained by us. We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t use subcontractors. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not really painters. The author states there are those who, laid

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Adoptive parents from your area meet to plan how we could help support Adoptive Families. Adoption is a unique experience, and we would like to provide an opportunity for prospective and current adoptive parents to come together, meet each other, discuss common concerns, build a network of support, and have fun. Any and all Foster Families, Prospective Foster Parents and Kinship Care Providers are also welcomed to join our group. We welcome anyone interested in Adoption. Our next meeting and dinner is at 5:30-8:30 pm at the Carbon Valley Recreation Center located at 701 5th Street, Frederick, 80530. If at any time you should have any questions please let me know, you can e-mail me or call me at 720 903-0362. Email Roxane Chacon for more info at roxiechacon8@ gmail.com. RSVP ASAP so we can get a head count for our group. You do not need to attend dinner 5:30-6:30.

Coalition of Christians in Commerce

Great food, great speaker, plenty of networking and referrals for your business!! This chamber is committed to helping grow each otherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s businesses! Bring lots of cards and letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s do business! We meet the 2nd Wednesday of the month at pinocchios in Lafayette from 11:30 to 1:00 and the last Wednesday of the month at Garcia's in the DTC. info@coalitionofchristiansincommerce.org or visit www. coalitionofchristiansincommerce.org RSVP on Linkedin or call 720-290-3626, hope to see you all there!!

Supporting Student Activities Through Volunteers

The general purpose of the Frederick Booster Club (FBC) shall be to promote encouragement, support, and financial assistance for the academic and athletic programs supported by Frederick High School (CO). The FBC also promotes interests and participation of extra-curricular functions and fundraisers, which may benefit some or all of the current student body. The FBC will do all things necessary or convenient to accomplish such purposes. To join please visit our website at: http://www.fhsbooster. com/ click on "membership."

CV Rotary Club

Come visit the Carbon Valley Rotary - the local club of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest and oldest service organization, Rotary International. Get to know us and what we do. Our membership is comprised of local business and community leaders. Learn what global service projects Rotary is working on as well as what community activities and events weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re involved in. We have interesting and diverse weekly speakers and are always eager to learn new ways to make our world a better place. We meet each Tuesday from 7:00 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8:00 am at Bella Rosa Golf Club in Frederick. Breakfast items from the menu are only $5.00 plus tip if paying by cash; or menu price if paying by credit card. To learn more about us visit our website www.carbonvalleyrotary.org, or contact Barb Goettsch at BarbGoettsch@carbonvalleyrotary. org or 303-678-2927.

Single Parent Family Programs

Since their marriage, Carl and Merna, although residing in Frederick, have spent a good deal of time traveling with a lot of it involving keeping up with children and grandchildren. Three of their five children and seven of their fifteen grandchildren live out of state. Two, with six grandchildren, are in Missouri. Randy is a pastor in Bolivar, Patti is a teacher in the Kansas City area and Kevin and his daughter reside in the greater Cincinnati area where Kevin is a police officer on the Covington, KY police force. The other two children and eight of the grandchildren are nearby; Jodi and her family in Frederick and Garyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in Longmont, although Gary works most of the time in Laramie, WY where he is an ER physician. Jodi and her husband, Adam, opened the Deja Lu bookstore last February next to the Dairy Queen in Firestone and are currently in the process of expanding it to include a coffee house slated for opening this February. Their travel has declined in the past year due to some health issues. Merna has experienced several discomfiting symptoms which a number of tests and visits to specialists have failed to alleviate. She is now resolved to carry on with her life while praying, believing and expecting Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s healing touch. Prayers for this are appreciated. Carl hopes some of you have enjoyed doing the crossword puzzles that Kelly Martindale, the publisher of CVCR, has graciously been running for about two years now. He encourages those of you who havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t tried crosswords before to give them a shot some time. They can be fun. Carl started doing crosswords nearly 30 years ago when he was not quite fifty after reading several articles that said doing puzzles help keep the mind healthy as you age. Carl says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not sure how much theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve helped in that regard but I still enjoy doing them.â&#x20AC;? If you have done some of the crosswords or paid any attention at all to them, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve probably noticed that there is a theme for each puzzle. Carl thought it might be fun to create some future puzzles based on themes suggested by CVCR readers. Most of the themes he uses are Christian or Biblically based; although heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tried to base some on the local area or the month such as a Presidentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day puzzle for Feb. If you have any ideas for themes in these areas, please email them to CVCR at carbonvalley@gmail.com using these guidelines: Include both clues and answers, about a maximum of six per theme. Because of the relatively small size of these puzzles, 13x13, Carl prefers the answers to be between 3 to 6 letters long. Hopefully, there are some crossword enthusiasts among CVCR readers who might like to respond to this request. Please try not to make the clues or answers too obscure; these are meant to be â&#x20AC;&#x153;user friendlyâ&#x20AC;? not New York Times type puzzles. This month puzzle is on page 10.

The Pearl Group, a faith-based organization, provides a variety of support programs for singleparent families designed with minimal to no cost, including a transportation program (Car Clinic); the programs offered by The Pearl Group were established to help single-parent families and their dependent children move toward self-sufficiency. Please consider donating your old cars to this worthy cause during this holiday season. All donations are tax deductible. If you can help with this need, please contact Scott Owen at 970-290-5991, or the Director of The Pearl Group, Tessie Gale, at 720-864-9202 or tgale@lbcc.org.

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Half Price Day on most items once a month. typically itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the last Saturday of the month (barring any major holidays). All consignors get to shop the ½ price deals before the public. Come to Your Little Ones Locker at 204 8th Street in Dacono. You can call 720-545-2806 or visit www.yourlittleoneslocker.com.

La Leche League to Meet

Whether you breastfeed your baby six days, six weeks or six months, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find La Leche League meetings supportive and informative. LLL of Carbon Valley will meet on every 2nd Saturday at 9:30 at the Carbon Valley Medical Center at 6600 Firestone Blvd in Firestone. Mothers with their nursing babies and mothers-to-be are welcome. A light brunch will be served. For directions to the meeting or more information please call Leisl at 303-833-2008 or Laura 303-682-8840.

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Celebrating 100 Years! Norma Daley Toussaint

Frederick Resident, Norma McCleary says, "It's Grammie's 100th birthday! Norma Toussaint, was born Norma Daley on 01-25-1913. She is from a family of 11 children and lived virtually all her life in Northern Vermont. She married Roland Toussaint (1932?) and had 5 children, 15 grandchildren, plus great and great-great ( I don't have the count). She worked as a housekeeper, and then at WT Grant after my grandfather died (around 1967). She was very industrious and known for her hospitality, baking, and quick wit. She said, "Make sure to share that I still drive (despite being legally blind)! I 'drive' everybody crazy". She is a Catholic woman of faith. Norma's most vivid take away as a kid was, "Her telling us kids that to be happy you have to remember

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How Does Leucine Help With Weight Loss?

Most of you are asking yourself, what is leucine and why is it important? Leucine is an essential branched chain amino acid, which means your body can't produce it on its own, so you must ingest it. Leucine can be found in certain foods like legumes, egg whites, and protein powders/bars, in more recent years becoming popular among athletes and those looking to lose weight. People that are physically active use leucine to help prevent the breaking down of muscle protein during exercise, and in the maintenance and repair of muscles after working out. Those that are trying to lose weight use leucine to help retain muscle mass to keep their metabolism going strong. Research has shown that leucine is unique in that it spares muscle proteins during weight loss, so you lose fat and not muscle. It stimulates the body to burn subcutaneous fat in order to build muscle tissue. It is known that pound for pound, muscles burn more calories than fat, so keeping muscle while losing weight is an important part of your weight loss success. The problem with conventional diets is that you lose muscle along with fat, slowing down your metabolism and making it easier to regain the weight again, hence the yo-yo diets. Leucine will help prevent this by building lean muscle tissue, resulting in increased energy levels and more weight loss in less time. A safe and realistic goal when losing weight is averaging 1 to 2 pounds per week. Only weigh yourself once a week and also measure your results by inches lost, so you can see the results on paper as you track your success. Look for a weight loss program with scientific proof. In a preliminary clinical study, participants lost an average of 15.4 pounds in 12 weeks, an average of 4 inches and up to 8.5 inches off their waist, and 3 inches from their hips. Even more remarkable was that participants in the study retained nearly all of their lean muscle. At the heart of this clinical study is a weight loss program that I use personally and recommend to my personal training clients....and it's powered by the amino acid leucine. For weight loss that lasts, it isn't just exercise alone, you need the right food and a complete lifestyle change to be a healthier you. Find out more about this weight loss program using leucine, by emailing me at Tracy@ TimeForChangePersonalTraining.com or call 303-828-2856. I'm here to help you with your fitness and weight loss goals. Tracy Rewerts, NASM CPT, WFS and owner of Time For Change Personal Training.

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New Community Theater in Carbon Valley

My name is Cindy Garritt and I have been serving on the Cultural and Performing Arts Committee for the Town of Frederick as a commissioner since 2010. We are the group responsible for Frederick’s Tree Lighting Ceremony in Crist Park, and were very involved with Frederick in Flight, as well as providing support for the Thursday Farmer’s Market in Frederick over the summer. It has been a long-term goal to begin a community theater in the Carbon Valley area offering family friendly productions which inspire, encourage and entertain. It is with great excitement that I am announcing the Carbon Valley Community Theater will offer our first-ever production of “The Dixie Swim Club,” to be performed at a brand new outdoor gazebo June 6 to be constructed at Crist Park. We will hold auditions at the Town of Frederick, in the town hall on Saturday, February 23 at 10 a.m. We are in need of five middle aged women, ages 35-55 and four senior ladies, ages 65+. Here is the little blurb in the back cover of the play. THE STORY: Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina's Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other's lives. THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB focuses on four of those weekends and spans a period of thirty-three years. Sheree, the spunky team captain, desperately tries to maintain her organized and "perfect" life, and continues to be the group's leader. Dinah, the wisecracking overachiever, is a career dynamo. But her victories in the courtroom are in stark contrast to the frustrations of her personal life. Lexie, pampered and outspoken, is determined to hold on to her looks and youth as long as possible. She enjoys being married—over and over and over again. The self-deprecating and acerbic Vernadette, acutely aware of the dark cloud that hovers over her life, has decided to just give in and embrace the chaos. And sweet, eager-to-please Jeri Neal experiences a late entry into motherhood that takes them all by surprise. As their lives unfold and the years pass, these women increasingly rely on one another, through advice and raucous repartee, to get through the challenges (men, sex, marriage, parenting, divorce, aging) that life flings at them. And when fate throws a wrench into one of their lives in the second act, these friends, proving the enduring power of "teamwork," rally 'round their own with the strength and love that takes this comedy in a poignant and surprising direction. THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB is the story of these five unforgettable women—a hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever… We need those auditioning to bring a headshot and be willing to fill out paperwork detailing past acting experience or a performance resume. No experience is required however and although we aim to put on a well-rehearsed and polished performance, the goal is to have fun. For more info contact Cindy at ccgarritt@msn.com.

“Finding you amazing experiences that create memories that last a lifetime!”

Left Hand Brewing Co. is proud to introduce Hops & Handrails Beer Fest & Rail Jam on March 23rd in Longmont, Colorado. Judy Bakanec, Owner The new winter event will feature 20 of Colorado’s finest craft breweries alongside a 25 ft. high ski ramp at Left Hand’s brewery Specialist in: location from 2 p.m. till 7 p.m. Hops & Handrails Beer Fest & Rail Jam will bring the  Cruises best Colorado has to offer in a family friendly  Vacation Packages winter wonderland loaded with skis &  Escorted & independent tours snowboards, great music, local food, and craft  Group travel beer. Hops & Handrails will benefit 3 different nonprofits, SOS Outreach, A Woman’s Work, and the Colorado Brewers Guild. Doors open at noon with many of Colorado’s great riders showing off their airs, www.goingplaces-travel.com grabs, spins, and flips. Your junior riders need judy@goingplaces-travel.com a little help? Bring the kids to our Satellite Starts kid zone with boards and skis for riders  Accredited Cruise Counselor as young as 2 years. Rider registration begins  Certified Sandals Specialist February 1st at www.lefthandbrewing.com. Competition finals start at 5pm.  Princess Commodore Certification In between watching the Rail Jam,  Mexico Destination Specialist attendants can sample a wide variety of beer  Hawaii Destination Specialist from Colorado’s finest craft breweries. The Beer Fest kicks off at 2 p.m. for a 3 hour tasting session featuring Left Hand, Oskar Blues, Ska Brewing, and 17 more local breweries. A $30 tasting cup allows you unlimited tasting during the session. Entry fee to Hops & Handrails is $5 and available day of the event or online at www. lefthandbrewing.com, with all the proceeds going to the nonprofits. (The beer fest will be located inside the event campus). “An event of this magnitude couldn’t happen without widespread community support. Special thanks to Del’s Masonry, Winter Park Resort, and Satellite Board Shop for making Hops & Handrails come together,” Josh Goldberg, Event Chair said. “We look forward to making this a winter tradition.”

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Be Part of the Gathering This Year!

Throughout 2013, Ireland will be celebrating what inspires the worldwide affection for the country. It is a year-long opportunity to connect with this small island with nonstop events and festivals that will bring all the aspects people love about the country-culture, music, the arts, sports and heritage. This is a perfect time to visit Ireland since â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Gatheringâ&#x20AC;? offers a yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worth of wonderful opportunities. There are millions of people worldwide who can claim Irish decent and many more who Melissa Bunn, simply want to connect with the Pamperer/owner richness of the Irish culture and are â&#x20AC;&#x153;Irish at Heartâ&#x20AC;?. Now is the time to uncover your roots, renew a love for Ireland, or discover it for the very first time. Tour around the towns and villages, take in the vibrant culture of the busy, bustling cities, track your genealogy and of course, explore beyond the city limits to the country side that makes Ireland a magical place! You can be a part of so many Call Today!! diverse activities from arts and music .EW#LIENTSsWAD festivals to parades. Discover the wonders of an ancient land; take in www.jenniepoppenger.comthe vast landscapes and natural beauty Helping people connect tothat has inspired artists and literary writers alike. Learn why Ireland is business through social media truly the home of golf champions and challenge yourself to play one of 541 Oak St. Frederick their infamous courses. And, lastly,

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Lynn Cunningham Appliance--It's Not Just Business, It's Personal

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Honest, Prompt, Reliable Service on major brands of kitchen and laundry appliances Convenient In-home Service Scheduling OEM replacement parts Clean up of area after service Operational check after service Warranty Service on GE, Hotpoint, Fisher and Paykel, DCS, Viking, Sharp, Speed Queen and U-line ● Full Service Guarantee This business is a family affair. Lynn's wife Michaele Cunningham | handles all administration business as well as scheduling appointments and ordering parts. Lynn’s son-inlaw, Chris, handles sales and has worked for him for about 10 years. His daughter, Tricia, is also part of the valuable sales team. There are 2 technicians Eric and Hap and 6 installers: Corey, Matt, Michael, Bobby, Jon and BJ. Their store is filled

If the Shoe STILL Fits, Wear It Kuyper’s Leather By Robin Barrett

Does Mead and the surrounding area know that at Kuyper’s Leather, Inc. your worn shoes become new again and look better than ever! Kuyper’s offers the best shoe and boot repair at a reasonable price. Let's just say that, owner, Clint Kuyper goes the extra mile and provides nothing but personal service. Once, Clint sewed a lady's bra strap back together. Red faced and all, he got it sewed back together, hung it on the door knob, she retrieved it and off she went. Now that's personal service! That's how Clint has ran his business for 26 years. Clint is a second generation shoe repairman and has trained under his father and Edwin Martin Master Boot Maker. Having a dream of living in the west and owning his own shoe repair store,

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with trusted brands of over 100 models of GE, GE Profile, Monogram, Viking, Frigidaire, Hotpoint, Fisher and Paykel, DCS, U-line, and Speed Queen appliances. They also have available Sharp, Rangemaster, Zephyr and Vent-A-Hoods. Plus Marvel refrigeration and Northland refrigeration to round out their product line for every application at any price range. Lynn Cunningham Appliance is authorized for warranty service on most of the products that are sold. They continuously receive GE’s “Service Excellence” award. This award is only given to the top ten percent of GE service technicians in the country. The service technicians provide prompt, honest and reliable service. They service all common brands and models of kitchen and laundry appliances. They are also more than happy to assist in tracking down parts for the do-it-yourself person.Among

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Calling All Pet Owners

By Robin Barrett Do you have precious little ones, four legged ones that is, that you would love to leave in the hands of a professional from time to time. Well let us introduce to you to Happy Tails Pet Sitting and Services, LLC. . Happy Tails is a pet sitting and services business that is owned and operated by Carole Davis. Carole is a native Coloradoan, a veteran of the US Air Force, and a twenty year resident of Mead. Because of her love for animals, in 2000, Carole attended Pima Medical Institute for Veterinary Assistant. Carole is a proud member of Pet Sitters International, and Pet Sitters Associates, LLC and is an A+ member of the Better Business Bureau of Northern Colorado and Wyoming. After graduating from PIMA with honors, Carole went to work as a Veterinary Assistant and Kennel Manager for a veterinary hospital in Longmont for 3years. While there, Carole had an opportunity to pet sit. She found she loved being able to interact with the pets in their own environment. So in November of 2003, Carole opened Happy Tails Pet and Services, LLC. Carole has found out over the years that there are many pets that do not respond well in a kennel environment. So that's where she comes in. She has devoted all of her time to her business. She says, "If you do what you love and enjoy it, you will never work another day in your life." Carole has found that to be true for herself. She has been able to care for many different types of animals such as dogs, cats, horses, goats, chickens, ducks, pig, a bottle fed calf, ferreters, rabbits, birds, guinea pigs, rodents, small reptiles, and a 80 pound African Spurred Tortoise, hermit crabs, sugar-gliders, fresh and salt-water aquariums and outdoor ponds. As you can see she is not afraid to take on any animal. Pet sitting is about trust. Pet owners are no different than mothers or fathers. They love their pets as much as a parent would love their child or children. It is very rewarding for Carole to have pet owners trust her with their pets and homes. She definitely creates a bond with the pet and the pet's owner so that the pet owners can be away from their pet(s) with ease and not worry about their beloved pet’s care. In addition Carole can provide the following additional services: z Indoor/Outdoor Plant Watering, Mail and Newspaper Collection z Poop Scooping, Trash & Recycling Set Out and Retrieval z Medication Administration, Basic Sidewalk Clearing if it Snows z Walking and Play Time and Mid-Day Potty Breaks By providing these additional services, Carole's clients are able to be worry free regarding their pets and homes. She provides reliable quality pet care in and around Mead-Longmont-HygieneBerthoud. Carole’s Office hours are 8am to 8pm. Happy Tails hours are from 6am through 9am and 6 pm through 9 pm. Contact them at 720-352-0910 or 970-535-0910.

Clint moved from Troy, PA to Colorado in 1986. That’s when Kuyper's Shoe Repair started in Broomfield, CO., formerly known as Northside shoe Repair." In 2005,Clint relocated his business to Mead, CO where he resides with his family. Kuypers Shoe Repair is owned and operated by Clint and Rett Kuyper. He does all the "fixin" and she does all the administration to include all the emails. Kuypers Shoe Repair has grown remarkably with the help of the internet. Clint does a lot of shipping all over the United States, especially to and from towns that do not have a shoe repair shop. You can get the repair order form from his website and ship the item(s) to Kuypers for the repairs needed. Clint would like people to know that their boots and shoes can be re-soled and heeled or repaired, even cleaned and conditioned for a fraction of the cost for a new pair. Kuyper’s Leathers has a local and national shoe repair reputation for specializing in difficult repairs other shops may not be able to accomplish. Clint repairs all types of men’s and women’s boots and shoes from cowboy and motorcycle boots to dress and dance shoes. “My husband’s work boots are costly and until we found Kuyper’s Leather, we simply discarded those worn out, expensive boots. Now we have Clint fix all our shoes including rehealing my Harley boots,” says Kelly Martindale, owner of the Carbon Valley and Town of Mead Consumer Reports. “When you find a good pair of shoes or boots that are really comfortable, Kuper’s Leather can make them last and last.” Although mail orders are a part of the business the majority of business comes from the North Denver area. Just a few of the services that Kuypers offers are: • Resoling and Re-heeling • Vibram Soles – Authorized Dealer • Leather Soles • Western Boot Resoling • Dansko Repairs • Stitching, Tear and Patch $75 Repairs • Buckles, Elastic and Velcro M.A.C.C. memberships are $75 for all of 2013, • Shoe and Boot Stretching regardless of business size or membership status. • Zipper Repairs and Replacement *Non-profit and individual memberships are only $50 per year • Toe and Heel Plates • High Heel Tip For more information on the Mead Area Chamber of Commerce visit

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2013 MEAD BUSINESS FAIR aka Mead Summer Festival

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The Seniors exercise class meets on Monday's and Wednesday's from 9:00a.m. to 9:45a.m. at the Town Hall. Senior Lunch is held weekly at noon on Thursday at Town Hall. Please call Maggie Cornell at 970-5354502 by Tuesday to reserve a lunch for Thursday. The recommended senior donation for lunch is $3.00 per person. For more information call Maggie Cornell at 970535-4502 or visit www.townofmead.org.

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Send high resolution photo to carbonvalley@gmail.com & put "Mead Baby" in the subject line. Send name, town, & birth date, along with the photo & how you are related. ”Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” James 1:17

Emma Linnea Sinkey August 3, 2012 7 pounds 8 ounces 20.5 inches Parents: Matthew and Jayme Sinkey of Mead, CO Grandparents: David and Pam Sees of Castle Rock, CO Tim and Lora Sinkey of Aurora, CO

Aiden Matthew arrived on November 24th, 2012 at Longmont United Hospital. His proud parents are David and Lisa Hebert of Mead. He was welcomed by two older brothers Caleb and Jacob! Aiden weighed 5lbs 9oz and was 18 inches long. He is the youngest grandson to Robert and Denise Dykstra of Louisville, Kathleen Hones of Longmont, and Joe Hebert of Longmont. Great Grandparents are Jim and Dorothy Lucas of Berwyn IL, Irene Hones of Cheyenne WY, and Leon Hebert of Watsonville CA. The above photo was taken by Lisa Hebert who also owns Oak Tree Images. Professional photography for all your needs. Please visit www.oaktreeimages.com or contact her at 303-520-5524 for more information.

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Mead Mayor Report zz Good gravy, here we are in February already and the year appears to be flying by. As I write this article it is the third week in January. I had the opportunity to visit the Rocky Mountain National Park just yesterday and was sorely disappointed at the small amount of snow in the mountains. I do believe that the snow should be confined to the grassy areas and the forests and not on the roads, but we do need the moisture or else we will suffer another summer of drought. Please keep that in mind and conserve that precious commodity necessary to all of us, namely water. zz Good time to update our calendars with some dates. Town clean up days are scheduled for April 5 and 6 with alternate days the following weekend of April 12 and 13. Location for cleanup will be at the Mead ponds. Easter also comes early this year and accordingly the Mead Easter Egg Hunt, organized and run by the volunteer Parks and Recreation Committee, will be held on March 30. zz Your town is a busy place and be aware that during the next month or so the old town sewers and some of Mead Western Meadows will be jetted and camera recorded so we can assure they function correctly and we can head off any problems before they become big ones. We also have a report on 2012 activity from the Building Department and you also have been very busy taxpayers last year. Between building permits and new construction there were 2,491 inspections with a dollar value exceeding $13.3 million. zz I had the opportunity to attend the annual Longmont United Hospital volunteer appreciation lunch last week. It was reported by Mitch Carson, the CEO of the hospital, that the volunteers put in over 56,000 hours last year. The Town of Mead also has some great volunteers and I want to thank Bethene Ainsworth for agreeing to be on the Community Day Committee and Chuck Gehringer for being on the Parks and Recreation Committee. Just a little soap box on volunteerism …. It is my belief that volunteers make this country great. If we could each think about and perform, on average, 2 hours of service a week either in your community, church, helping an elderly neighbor with yard chores, schools, etc. just think about what we could really accomplish. zz Businesses are vitally important to our community. One of our restaurants has changed hands to new owners. The La Fiesta Mexican Grill on highway 66 is now in the hands of a new family and is called the Ranchero Restaurant. Those wishing to crave a truly authentic Mexican meal please visit with the new owners, the Mendez family. Each year your town participates in a Unity in The Community function in Longmont. The emphasis that we try to portray is that Mead is a unique and great place to live, work and play. We also try to showcase the local businesses and the products and services they offer. If your business would like to assist us with this and provide samples that we can display please let Town Hall know. The more the merrier. zz As always, if you have any thoughts or ideas on how we can make the Town of Mead a better place, either come to one of our semi-monthly Board meetings, contact me (I am in the phone book), or talk with one of your elected Trustees. Please watch your speed limits while in Town and children often are just chasing a ball into the street and not watching out for cars. While we are all comfortably in our warm houses please keep in your mind and prayers the men and women in our armed forces that protect our freedoms.

Cunningham cont. from pg. 1 Town of Mead his accomplishments, Lynn received the Small Business Award from the Longmont Business Chamber. "Our professional installation goes beyond just putting the appliance in its place,” says Lynn. “We cover delicate floors, make and test all connections. We level, and check operation of each appliance once installed. We shine up your new product, clean up our workspace, haul away trash and the old appliance, leaving you nothing to do but enjoy your new appliance." Lynn and his staff are involved with the surrounding communities. In particular, they have been active with the local women's shelters by providing much needed appliances. His generous spirit touches those around him. One of Lynn’s employees and a friend joined efforts to provide a washing machine to a local safe house. Lynn had no idea this happened until after the fact. Now that's something to be proud of. When the empty nesters, Lynn and Michaele, get a chance to sneak away, they enjoy camping and going to the mountains. If they feel like a little noise would be good, they visit their five grand children. Of course they love to see their other two sons Cole and Dylan when that's possible. What gets them up every day? Lynn says, “It's the different

people that they will encounter and the help and knowledge that they can provide to them!” I would say this is the appliance store to stop by. Their hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8am to 6pm and Saturdays 10 am to 3 pm. While there, you will learn a little about new appliances and a family that knows and cares about you. Accolades, like the Small Business Award are a great way to know if you have chosen the right place to shop and buy a product. “I’ve known the Cunningham’s since their store opened in Longmont,” says Kelly Martindale, owner of the Consumer Report. “The reputation of Lynn Cunningham Appliance has stood the test of time.” When Lynn Cunningham Appliance sells an Appliance, a Relationship begins.”- Daily Times-Call (Home and Real Estate Weekly). Lynn Cunningham Appliance is a member of the Mead Area Chamber of Commerce, the Longmont Chamber of Commerce and the Better Business Bureau. You can call them at (303) 651-3799 or visit their website at www. lynncunninghamappliance.com. They are located at 3991 South Valley Dr. right at I-25 & Hwy 66 on the NE corner.

The publisher of the CV Consumer Report is putting together a new publication specifically for the Town of Mead. We are excited to focus completely on Mead businesses, schools and citizens. The first couple issues will be the 4-page centerfold of this publication (simply pull it out) and then it may become a stand alone publication!! If you are a Mead business owner and want to be a part of this new endeavor, please contact us for feature stories and advertising opportunities at carbonvalley@gmail.com. You can also call 303.833.5997 but email is faster!

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Bits & Pieces Town of Mead Great News From Downtown Mead!

Megan Herron of Magic In The Glass signed a contract with 'The Bead Lounge' located at 320 Main St, Longmont. Now glass charms can be purchased and incorporated into beaded art with the helpful women at 'The Bead Lounge'. Magic In The Glass is located at 323 Main Street in Mead and has a new web site www.meadglassart. com. For more info contact Linda Martin, Economic Development Specialist, Town of Mead, 970-535-4477 office, lmartin@townofmead.org.

Ranchero’s Restaurant Grand Re-Opening Ceremony

Ranchero’s Restaurant in Mead is hosting a Grand Re-Opening Ceremony on Friday, February 8, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Ranchero’s is locally owned and operated family business, which is now under new ownership. Come help the Mendez Brothers, Alberto & Santos celebrate the grand re-opening of their restaurant with buy one get one Margaritas all day on February 8th. Also stop by to be entered to win one of three different door prizes: 1st. Valentines Dinner for 2 and a dozen roses(February 14th) 2nd. ½ off your meal 3rd. 2) free margaritas Ranchero’s Restaurant, is located at 4322 Hwy 66, Longmont, CO 80504, next to John Deere.

Mead High School Spring Sports Poster

The Mead Area Chamber of Commerce supports a variety of local community groups and organizations. In an effort to raise funds for the Mead High School Athletic Department, the M.A.C.C. has created a poster with sports schedules for each season. These posters will be posted around the community, in various businesses, at Mead High School and homes within the area. Businesses who are interested in advertising space have a variety of options available to them, from 1 ½ x 2 ¾ in. spaces to 3 x 5 ½ in. spaces. The Mead Area Chamber in conjunction with Mead High School will distribute 500 posters in the local area. Keep in mind that every customer who walks into an establishment that has a Mead High School sports poster will see these ads, as will everyone who walks into the high school, or visits a home that has a poster. Posters will be delivered to local businesses and passed out at the first home game for each team. Taking part in this advertising opportunity helps to develop a brand, while supporting Mead High School. The size of the posters is 12 x 18, with a minimum of 500 posters being printed. 1 ½ x 2 ¾ in. spaces will be $175 each; 3 x 5 ½ in. spaces are $600. Also businesses that are interested in larger posters may purchase an additional 24 x 36 poster for $40. For the 2012-2013 Winter sports season the Mead Area Chamber of Commerce was able to present the Mead High School Athletic Department with a check for $2,565. So far this program has been an amazing success. The Mead High School Athletic Department will receive 50% of the proceeds from these posters. The last date to purchase ad space on the spring 2013 poster will be February 22nd. For more information about advertising space please contact Tiffany YenchusHolcomb, Executive Director of the Mead Area Chamber of Commerce at 720.209.9701 or tiffany@ meadchamberofcommerce.com.

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Mead Area Chamber Events

• February 5th - Grow Your Business Using Blogs (12:00 p.m.) @ Mead Town Hall • February 8th – Ranchero’s Restaurant Grand Re-Opening (10:00 a.m.) • February 12th – Mead Summer Festival Planning Meeting (11:30 a.m.) @ Mead Town Hall • February 13th – M.A.C.C. Board Meeting (12:00 p.m.) @ Red Rooster • February 21st – Business After Hours sponsored by Black Canyon Distillery & Carbon Valley Garage (5:30 – 7:30 p.m.) @ Black Canyon Distillery • February 22nd – Last Day to Purchase Ad Space on the M.H.S. Spring Sports Poster

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The Town of Mead and the Chamber are working together to organize business training seminars to give businesses tools and skills that will support them in their success. The next business training seminar will be held on February 5, 2013 @ Noon, inside Town Hall. The seminar will be discussing the topic of building a free website (via blogsites).

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They have two children. Lukas 15 and Kallie 9. Clint loves to snowmobile in the winter and fish in the summer and most of all just hanging out with his family. WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING ABOUT US... Clint is amazing! Excellent service and Excellent work. I will not take my shoes anywhere else. Kylee Morrow in Longmont, CO Clint is such a nice guy, and meticulous in his work. The quality stands out. I would not recommend anyone other than Clint for shoe repair. Janelle Williams in Mead Clint did great work and for a very low price. And he repaired my boots in minutes. Great guy. Google review in Frederick Not only did Clint repair the zipper in my tall boot quickly, his pricing was much easier on the wallet and he shined them! They look like they did when I purchased them 5 years ago. Thank you for the wonderful job that you did, I will tell everyone at the barn I ride at and I will be returning for all of my shoe/boot repairs. Google review in Frederick Kuyper's Shoe Repair is located at 361 Hunters Ridge Drive Mead, 80542. Their number is 970-3106873. Their hours of operation are Mon-Fri 9-5:30 and Sat 9 to 2:00. see www.kuypersleather.com or email CLLKUYPER@MSN.com.

Each month the Chamber will hold a Business After Hours event. The next Chamber After Hours event will be hosted by Black Canyon Distillery and Carbon Valley Garage. Come join us for the first After Hours event of 2013. By Peggy Blewett ~ Answers on Page 20 Thursday February 21, 2013 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM MEAD AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEAD HIGH SCHOOL 13710 Deere Court, Unit B ADVERTISE TODAY MEAD MOTORHEAD CAR SHOW Longmont, CO 80504 PROSPERITY OKTOBERFEST If you are interested in KUYPERS LEATHER INC hosting a Business After Hours or FALCON to register to attend the February MAYOR LONGS PEAK EQUIPMENT Business After Hours at Black SKYLINE HIGH SCHOOL TOWN OF MEAD CONSUMER REPORT Canyon Distillery RSVP by BOIL N BOOGIE FARMERS February 18, 2013. MEAD SUGARBEET FESTIVAL BULLDOG RSVP to: Tiffany YenchusLYNN CUNNINGHAM APPLIANCE RICHARD MACOMBER Holcomb, (below) tiffany@ meadchamberofcommerce.com IN & OUT SAND & GRAVEL MEAD MIDDLE SCHOOL

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Mead Elementary has so many wonderful things going on. Our You can do a 180 Turnaround by the time you get biggest news is that we were in the your summer swimsuit on! 90 days to take off the weight top three elementary schools, out of and 90 days to learn how to keep it off = 180 Turnaround. 26, for minutes read over the Winter This is the weight loss program I've used to lose weight Break! There will be a celebration and fit into my new smaller jeans - Kelly Martindale. ceremony and we will be presented with a check for $2,000 to be used for Email Kelly for details at carbonvalley@gmail.com. reading materials. Thank you St. Vrain Valley School District for sponsoring this great challenge. Our teachers and parents worked hard to make this happen and are proud of our great students' reading. Open enrollment, Send birthday wish or all birth Kindergarten Registration, and Pre School Registration are all going on information & high resolution photo right now. Stop by our office to sign to the CVCR. We’ll print it free of your child up for Mead Elementary charge. Submit to carbonvalley@ where we focus on Achievement, gmail.com and put “Mead birthday” Character and Community. in the subject line, as close to the Betsy Porter M.A Ed., Principal Achievement, Character, 15th of each month as possible. It’s Community that simple & it’s FREE!

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replacement Leather Reconditioning and Shines • Waterproofing Treatments • Suede, Nubuck, and Fabric Cleaning • Leather Refinishing and Dying • Welt Repair • Insole Repair and Replacements • Heel Height Shortening • Kuypers Shoe Repair also services Orthopedic Repairs and Modifications. We are experts in these modifications by making the lifts as discreet as possible and the shoe fully functional by using the original outsole: • Prescription Orthopedic Shoe Lifts and Modifications • Orthotic Recovers • Heel Lifts • Sole and Heel Wedges • Rocker Bottom Soles • Plus Handbag Repairs and Belt Repairs Clint explains, "During WWII there were 77,000 shoe repair shops in the United States. Everyone repaired their shoes. Now in 2013, there are less than 7000 shops." Clint would like everyone to realize that their favorite footwear can be made "NEW" again. Clint has been married to his best friend Rett for 25 years. •

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Mind Your Business

New Workshop Series for the Small Business Owner Mind Your Business is a dynamic and interactive 6 part Sponsorship Opportunites! workshop series Now accepting Sponsorships for our Fourteenth Annual Dinner to be held meeting monthly, Saturday, February 23, 2013 at Saddleback Golf Club, located at sponsored by the 8631 Frontier Street, in Firestone. Carbon Valley Cocktail hour from 5:30-6:30 pm; dinner, program & entertainment from 6:30 to 10:00 pm. Chamber and it's Join us for a night of celebration as we recognize our past years acheivements FREE to chamber and present our Chamber Member of the Year, Community Leadership, members. The Mind Volunteer of the Year and our prestigous Hoffman Awards. Your Business Enjoy entertainment provided by Jaytee Productions! workshop series is designed to explore For more information call Stephanie Martin at (303) 833-5933. and master cutting Deadline for sponsorships is January 30, 2013. edge "Business of Deadline for nominations is February 1, 2013. Business" skills necessary for helping you thrive in a 21st century market place. The first 6 topics were directly generated from a survey as the "Hottest Topics" of interest for business growth and development. Each workshop will also include a MasterMind Session, as described in Napoleon Hill's classic, "Think and Grow Rich". The MasterMind Session gives workshop participants the opportunity to use a proven process that leverages the expertise of fellow participants to solve an issue or challenge from their business that has eluded resolution. Each workshop meets from 3-5pm, and the topics are as follows: February 20, 2013 Shedding the "Networking Shivers" RSVP at www.carbonvalleychamber.com

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techniques, labor and delivery positioning, and even support to the family that is present. These women have a great capacity to care, nurture, and let you squeeze their hand like there is no tomorrow. After baby is born, they assist with breastfeeding guidance, and any other help you may need. They will also do home visits once you are discharged from the hospital. A doula’s main responsibility is supporting the laboring woman’s vision of her labor and delivery. They are advocates, the middle man, and the note takers. Doula’s will go to great lengths to help a woman achieve her dream labor and delivery, including massaging your back for hours! If you, or someone you know is pregnant, contact a doula! Generally, their initial visit is free, and even in this visit, as I personally experienced, they immediately start building your confidence in your natural ability to give birth. They listen to what you want, and do whatever is in their power to help you achieve it. Because of my doula, I gained the confidence to deliver my daughter un-medicated. She showed me with support and confidence of her own that my body was more than capable of doing what it was built to do. Within 2 visits, I was fully convinced that I could have, and would have, my dream labor and delivery. And guess what? I DID! Every woman’s story is different, but with the right support, we can have our dream come true, our little miracles are not the only thing we dream about! Contact my amazing Doula! Dianne Michael www. greatexpectationsdoulaservices.com (720) 878-7739.

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photo shoots. Sheila is very professional, and you immediately feel welcomed into her studio and her eagerness to show you how amazingly photogenic you really are. She keeps an upbeat attitude and you definitely won’t be left standing there bored and awkward waiting for her to tell you what to do. She welcomes your ideas, and your visions, and if you have nothing don’t worry, she has been doing this for over 10 years and knows how to capture a moment worth keeping for a life time. Shelia is not just limited to those 3 types of photography. She also does family portraits, newborn pictures, maternity photographs, and nearly anything you want to save forever. She unfortunately does not do wedding photography, but she is more than willing to take pictures of bridesmaids, groomsman, and do engagement pictures. “I really enjoyed taking photos with Sheila. I am very shy and modest, yet I was totally comfortable showing my bare pregnant belly to her for her capture. I am so happy I did because those are my favorite photos and I cannot wait to show them to my little girl when she is older. She really accentuated my unique beauty. I love my photos.”Audrey Logan If you are looking for fun, professional, memories to keep for a lifetime, and photographs to share with family and friends, Sheila Broderick is the photographer for you. Check out her website for prices and photos she has taken. “We don’t take pictures. We capture your story.” –Shelia Broderick. www.sheilabroderickphotography. com (720) 250- 8698,

Vol. 13, Issue 2

The Carbon Valley Chamber of Commerce Connecting People. Minding Business

Editorial Contribution To The Carbon Valley Consumer Report My name is Bill Meier. I serve as president of the board of the Carbon Valley Chamber. I recently sat with Ms. Kelly Martindale for a cup of coffee and conversation about her publication, The Carbon Valley Consumer Report. I am in high regard to this paper for the number and diversity of businesses that appear in this publication. I counted over 70 business ads in these 24 pages for January. Those are 70 businesses reaching out to the community and saying: “We are open for business and we want to connect with you.” As president of the chamber I respect the availability of the Carbon Valley Consumer Report to our local businesses. Over 15,000 issues are printed and distributed each month. This is a huge opportunity to promote the local businesses to the community. Each month the community can access the Consumer Report to find a spectrum of goods and services offered right here at home. I appreciate the Consumer Report for its purpose to connect businesses to the community and to offer an informative interview with select businesses each month. Many of the businesses that advertise in the Consumer Report are chamber members, but not all of them are. To those business that are not members, I invite you to consider membership to the chamber. We welcome you to join some 250 other businesses and individuals who benefit and support the chamber. We meet on the third Thursday of each month for a lunch and business presentation. The monthly business after hours (BAH) is on the second Thursday and provides a great networking opportunity as well as complementary food and drink. Each month the BAH is held at a different business. You may even want to host a BAH at your place of business. The annual meeting and awards banquet is coming soon on Saturday, February 23rd. For more information on membership and events please contact Ms. Stephanie Martin, Executive Director, at 303-833-5933, or stop by the office on the second floor of the Adams Bank in Firestone. Her e-mail is: stephanie@ carbonvalleychamber.com . We hope to meet you at a BAH, lunch meeting or the annual dinner to learn more about how you Mind Your Business.

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Firestone's Sierra Morganti~11 Countries in 11 Months Please Help Her Change Lives Today

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At 5:00 PM on Friday, January 18, 2013, Mountain View Fire Rescue responded to reports of a fully involved building fire at the Sombrero Ranch, 10111 Niwot Road, just west of Highway 287 in unincorporated Boulder County. Upon the arrival of first due units firefighters found a fully involved ranch maintenance building with fire threatening two large fuel tanks located directly next to the building. It was determined that all personnel who had been in the building were accounted for and due to limited water (only that carried on the engines as there are very few fire hydrants in the area) efforts went directly to protecting the large propane tank and vehicle fuel tank. At some point in time in the fire, residents in the area reported hearing a large explosions and firefighters found that was the result of other tanks (propane, Argon and oxygen) being in the building at the time of the fire. Fire investigators determined that the cause of the fire was the result of personnel trying to remove a fuel tank from a vehicle up on jacks. When the vehicle slipped partially off of the jacks, it caused the fuel tank to spill gasoline on the floor. That gasoline came into contact with an incandescent work light and immediately caused a flash fire. Workers were able to exit the building with only the arm of one of the workers being cindged by the fire. There were no other injuries to workers or firefighters during this incident. Damage to the maintenance building, two vehicles and a horse trailer in the building at the time of the fire plus all of the associated maintenance equipment and tools associated with a maintenance facility is estimated to be $120,000. Mountain View Fire received assistance in fighting this fire from Boulder Rural Fire, Hygiene Fire and Rocky Mountain Fire in addition to assistance from the Boulder County Sheriff’s Department. Later that evening at 9:55 PM, firefighters were called back to the building to extinguish smoldering debris in a corner of the building where a second story had been located and debris from that area rekindled. Firefighters worked another 60 minutes to repeat salvage and overhaul efforts to extinguish any remaining fire.

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Firestone resident, Sierra Morganti, a 22-year-old, Frederick High School graduate was accepted to participate in the World Race in July 2013. This is an 11 month 11 country mission trip. She will be going to Ireland, Ukraine, Romania, Nepal, India, Mozambique, Swaziland, South Africa, Thailand Cambodia, and Taiwan. During the World Race she will be building churches, ministering to prisoners, teaching English, loving on orphans, and helping out where ever they are needed. In order for her to go she needs to raise $15,500 by July to be able to leave. After an extensive interviewing process on Christian beliefs, stamina and passion, 80 World Racers from the US and Canada are chosen per route. Each route states which countries racers will be attending within the next year and when the mandatory 1-week training camp in Georgia will occur. Within world race routes, World Racers are required to leave their families and dedicate their lives to the Lord. Each racer will live out of a backpack, sleep in tents or church floors, and completely rely on donations for support. Missionary tasks vary, depending on the country. Most time will be spent saving women and children from sex trafficking,

To keep tabs on her mission, working in orphanages, staying in hospitals World Racers are required to have a and treating patients with AIDS, and more. Sierra has participated in several mission blog. This will help keep you informed trips including Venezuela, Vietnam and on how we are doing, what we need prayers for, as well as allowing you to Honduras. The World Race Official Website: www. live vicariously through our mission. Stories, ideas and updates will be theworldrace.org The World Race is a $15,500 missionary shared on a consistent basis. To keep position, covering travel, food and place of stay informed on her mission please visit: expenditures for 11 months: Financial support Sierramorganti.theworldrace.org Sierra says, “I cannot thank you can be given as a one-time gift or as a monthly donation-wherein YOU choose the amount enough. I, as well as the other World and beginning and end date. Currently, I am Racers, eagerly wait what God is 15% funded, and needing your help in support doing in our lives, and we thank you to complete my goal of being fully funded by in advance for helping us through love, dedication, thought and support.” July 1, 2013 (my launch date). Feel free to contact her if you have The money raised for The World Race will cover the costs for the 11-month trip. any other questions. She would love to This includes meals, lodging, air, land, and talk or respond in whatever way suits sea travel, administrative costs, set-up costs, you best: Phone: (720)470-9970 Email: Address: coaching costs, debriefing costs, and training sierramorganti@me.com 6553 Saddleback Ave. Firestone Co. camp costs. Some of the things Sierra has to cover 80504 Grace and Peace, on her own includes medical insurance, vaccinations, travel to training, travel to the Sierra Morganti start point (in the U.S.), and travel home from a major U.S. city at the end of the race. Sierra’s personal trip can be donated toward in a variety of ways: 1. Check donations: please fill www.jenniepoppenger.com your check out to Adventures in Missions, Helping people connect to and write her name business through social media (Sierra Morganti) in the subject line. Checks may be sent to Adventures in Missions, PO Box 534470, The Social Media Whisperer Atlanta, GA 30353. 2. Online Donations: Visit her personal blog at sierramorganti. theworldrace.org and click the Support Me button.

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Contingencies in Real Estate Contracts

Contingencies are an integral and necessary part of today's real estate contracts. Contingencies are clauses that allow for unknown future events to be addressed at the time the contract is written. Standard contract have several contingencies built in that are typical for most transactions. Loan approval is very common. This usually states that the contract is subject to the Buyer getting the loan necessary to complete the purchase and if not, that the Buyer would get their earnest money back. The property inspection is another major contingency in the sales contract. This allows for disclosure by the Seller of any known adverse conditions and then gives the Buyer a chance to do whatever inspection the Buyer wants. The Buyer is responsible for the cost of the inspections and liable for any damages that are done to the property. After the inspection, the Buyer has the right to give the Seller notice of any unsatisfactory conditions. If the Buyer and Seller cannot come to a resolution of the problems, the Buyer may terminate the contract. Other common contingencies are title review (making sure the Buyer is getting clear title to the property), an appraisal contingency (making sure the property appraises for at least the sales price) and an insurance contingency (to make sure that the buyer can get acceptable property insurance). Another contingency might be for the sale of another home if the Buyer must sell another property prior to buying this one. Often

times a person has to sell their current house before they can purchase the next one. The further along in the sale of the present house the person is, the more likely the seller on the property he is buying may be willing to accept a sales contingency. It is fairly rare that a seller would be willing to have aq sale contingency for a house that is not yet under contract, or even on the market. With bank owned properties, or repossessed homes, the sellers usually do not consider contingencies on the sale of another property. In any contract, a balance between the parties must be reached. A Seller is unlikely to accept a contract with unreasonable contingencies, just as a Buyer probably would not commit to a contract without any protection. Regardless of what contingencies or clauses there are in the contract, the most important thing is to make sure you understand everything. As questions of your Realtor, or get legal advice if you desire. In any case, do not sign until you completely understand what you are agreeing to. Greg Zadel, CRB, CRS, GRI, e-Pro, Zadel Realty, 303-833-3012 8110 WCR 13 - S-4, Firestone, Greg@ ZadelRealty.com, www.ZadelRealty.com.

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It has long been thought that drinking diet soda was better than drinking sugary soda. Many people order diet soda in hopes to save calories. There is a misconception that diet soda is somehow â&#x20AC;&#x153;healthierâ&#x20AC;? than sugary soda. Many low carb, low fat, calorie based diets encourage the use of diet soda or other diet soft drinks to save on calories. The fact of the matter is, diet soda is hazardous to your health! Most people know that soda in general decreases bone density by leaching the phosphorus and calcium out of bone. It can also increase acidity in the stomach causing ulcers and digestive upset. The following is a list of dangers linked to drinking diet sodas: â&#x20AC;˘ Most diet soda contains preservatives that are used for mold inhibition. They are the chemicals called sodium benzoate and potassium benzoate. These chemicals have the ability to cause severe damage to DNA in the mitochondria in the cell to the point that they totally inactivate it causing a complete failure. The preservative has also been linked to hives, asthma, and other allergic conditions. Both sodium and potassium benzoate were classified by the Food Commission in the UK as mild irritants to the skin, eyes, and mucous membranes. Sugary soda has its faults, but it does not contain these harmful preservatives. â&#x20AC;˘ Here's something you didn't know about your diet soda: It might be bad for your kidneys. Diet soda has been proven to decrease kidney function in individuals who drink at least two sodas per day by two-fold. â&#x20AC;˘ Diet soda is most likely responsible for a substantial increase in waist size and causes most people to gain weight rather than lose weight. Artificial sweeteners can disrupt the body's natural ability to regulate calorie intake based on the sweetness of foods. This means people who consume diet foods might be more likely to overeat, because your body is being tricked into thinking it's eating sugar, and you crave more sweets. â&#x20AC;˘ Just one diet soda a day is linked to a 34% higher risk of metabolic syndrome. (i.e. the group of symptoms including belly fat and high cholesterol that puts you at risk for heart disease.) â&#x20AC;˘ Diet soda is very acidic at a level of 3.2. (As a point of reference, the pH of battery acid is 1. Water is 7.) The acid is what readily dissolves tooth enamel. People who drink soda are far more likely to have dental decay and gum disease. â&#x20AC;˘ Most soda cans are lined with a dangerous substance called BPA. BPA is responsible for immune and endocrine dysfunction. It has been banned in baby bottles and most water bottles, but continues to be used in lining soda cans. Drinking water is always the best choice. The best way to protect yourself and your family is to clean up your nutrition and educate yourself as to what you are putting in your body. Food manufacturers want us to buy their products, but not all food that is sold at the store is truly â&#x20AC;&#x153;safeâ&#x20AC;? to consume. Be a smart consumerâ&#x20AC;Ś. Read your labels. Get help with your nutrition if you are unsure of how to eat healthy or where to begin. â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Shelly N. Porcaro, CPT/CES, SFN Just TRI Fitness, LLC. (303) 594-8325 shelly@justtrifitness.com www.justtrifitness.com

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There are probably many various ways to define worship? Everyone has various ideas what worship may be or what worship entails. Many people when thinking of worship probably think of music and singing. Some people however may equate other things with worship like praise bands, church, communion, and fellowship. In today's Christian society there are many various churches that have various methods of worship. So can all be right? Does God have a certain standard for people to truly worship Him? We must understand that TRUE Worship is totally for Christ and towards Christ. It is not for personal fulfillment, entertainment, or excitement. It solely to glorify God, to life Him up. It is not to be centered around any one person, praise band, or group. Some time ago, I was listening to the Christian radio and a song came on. The disturbing part was not what the people were singing or how they were singing. The disturbing part was that the crowd was cheering, screaming, whistling, and clapping as the group/praise band/band was being introduced to the stage. At first I thought I was listening to the beginning of a secular rock concert like what you may see at the beginning of Beatles or even a Justin Beiber concert. It was quite clear that the audience was there to â&#x20AC;&#x153;worshipâ&#x20AC;? or â&#x20AC;&#x153;adoreâ&#x20AC;? the singers and not there to worship God. Unfortunately this same mindset has sunk into the church. Let us look at several stories from Scripture in regards to how God had certain standards and how God had certain standards specifically in worship! The first story we will look at is in 2 Samuel 6. God had given the Israelites very specific commands on how they were to take care of and treat the Ark of the Covenant. Some of those commands even included how to transport the Ark. They were not allowed to carry it by cart. They were only allowed to carry it by the poles on the side of the Ark. In 2 Samuel 6 we see that Uzzah disobeyed God and had a clear punishment for it! When the Ark was on the cart, the cart began to shake and the Ark began to fall. As soon as it did, Uzzah touched it and died instantly.

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In Genesis 4 Cain and Abel were given specific instructions on what true worship is and how to perform a sacrifice. Cain decided to do what was convenient for him. He did what fulfilled his desires rather that God's commands. He decided to give of his fruits and vegetables rather than a blood sacrifice as God had specifically commanded. This sacrifice was a symbol of God's great gift and sacrifice. This was a story that God wanted for us to see in regards that He has specific commands when it comes to true worship. Because of Cain's disobedience he was angry towards God and killed his brother Abel. God cursed Cain and gave him a great punishment. Lastly we will look at a story of worship of Abraham and his son Isaac. In Genesis 22, we see that God wanted to sacrifice his son. God told him to take him to the top of the mount and offer him up there. We see that Abraham must have wanted to truly worship God. Why? We see in Scripture that Abraham rose up EARLY in the morning. He did not wait until the last moment, but did it with haste. This was super important, because through his son Isaac God promised a multitude of children. He understood the importance of worshiping God and the importance of obedience. Because of Abraham's obedience God greatly blessed Abraham and allowed him to spare his son. So why do you â&#x20AC;&#x153;worshipâ&#x20AC;? God the way that you do? Is God the center of your attention, or are you fulfilling your own desires and lusts. Are you seeking entertainment with a performance or a group of people or a band? God must be the center of our worship. God has certain expectations for how we ought to worship Him, and it must ALL be centered around Christ. Pastor Jason Kokenzie would like to invite you to attend services at Firestone Baptist Church. The church meets at Carbon Valley Academy, 4040 Coriolis Way Frederick, CO 80504. Sunday School - 9:00AM, Morning Worship- 10:00AM. Wednesday In-home Bible Study - 6:45PM. Contact information: FirestoneBaptist.com / 303-736-9959.

Introducing the Indian Peaks Medical Ctr.

A wide range of medical services will soon be available in the Tri-Town area. The location of this new medical center is along Highway 52 just east of I-25. Indian Peaks Medical Center is a service of Longmont United Hospital and will open in late 2013. The facility will offer essential services such as Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Services & OB-GYN, Cardiology, Sports Medicine & Orthopedics and Imaging Services. All of this will be offered at a single location with the convenience of extended hours, online scheduling and walk-in appointments. The medical center was named after the Indian Peaks mountain range prominently viewed from the location. A public naming contest was held and the name was chosen among 260 applications. The building will be approximately 36,000 square feet with medical office space on the second floor. The project is Phase 1 of a four phase master plan culminating in an acute care hospital and medical campus. Earthwork and site development will start in January with building construction beginning in April. H+L Architecture is the architectural firm and the general contractor is Fransen Pittman. Please check the Longmont United Hospital website (www.luhcares.org) for periodic updates and additional information. You can also view our physicians and schedule appointments. For leasing inquiries, please contact Peter Powers (ppowers@luhcares.org / (303) 651-5026).

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HEALTHY

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...or from striking again! There are several Chinese medical techniques that have been scientifically proven to increase the white blood cell count, and thereby coax your system to effectively fight illness. Here are three of my absolute favorite techniques that do not involve inserting an acupuncture needle: Cupping: placement of suction cups on the back assists in moving blood, improve Lung function, and move toxins out of the system. This method is safe for infants, children and adults. Sesshokushen: there’s no other word for this, so let me briefly explain! With one acupuncture needle, the practitioner quickly taps all over the skin of the upper back and behind the Lungs. This Japanese technique stimulates the production of white blood cells, and also assists in moving toxins out of the system. This method is also safe for infants, children and adults. Moxibustion: some people are familiar with this from experience, or from seeing it done in a movie. ‘Moxa’ is the shortened term for this procedure of placing a very light and fluffy herb at specific points on the body, then lighting it with an incense stick. It is taken off when the person feels that it is hot, as this is not for burning the skin. In some cases, the herb is placed on the end of the needle. However, in order to obtain an immune response, it is necessary to burn this herb directly on the skin. Before and after research has proved an increase in the white blood cell count only when performing moxibustion directly on the skin. This is safe for adults of any age. Unless a child is very very weak, moxibustion is never for children. When a person comes into the office reporting that they “feel like they’re going to get a cold” then I do all three of these techniques. If caught in the very early stages of illness, it is most likely that this person escapes the cold. If the person comes in the throes of a respiratory illness, these techniques and acupuncture, will assist their system into fighting it off more vigorously, and prevent it from progressing more deeply. Every winter, there are those who get the same cold repeatedly. In this case, I suggest a few acupuncture treatments, and also recommend individual-specific food, herbal medicine or essential oils, in order to help get their immune system strong again.

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Hello! My name is DT, one of the founders of Nextera Healthcare and the North Vista Medical Centers in Firestone and Longmont. My passion has always been to help patients improve their health by combining personalized lifestyle change with cutting edge modern technologies and scientific advances. I will be writing a monthly column in the Consumer Report on a variety of health-related themes, and I hope you will find them useful and informative. If you have any requests for topics, please contact Kelly Martindale. I’d like to begin with a topic that is fundamental to our practice and has enormous relevance to the optimal health of most individuals, and yet is so often neglected. It is the concept of “functional testing”. When a doctor runs a test, he or she interprets the result based upon something called the “reference range”. This is the range provided by the lab which is considered “within normal limits”. If the result of someone’s blood test falls below this range, it is considered to be too low, and if it is above it, the result is considered to be too high. The problem is however that many tests have extremely wide reference ranges. For example a thyroid test called the TSH is considered “normal” as long as it falls between 0.45 and 4.5, which is a ten-fold range of value. The reference range for testosterone in men is 300-1200. Often, little additional insight is given to account for whether the patient is 20 years old or 70. Clearly, a level of 301 is not the same as 1199, and yet most of us physicians are trained to think that it in fact is the same. A related issue arose in the latest edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), a highly respected medical journal. An international study evaluated the benefit of treating vitamin D deficiency in order to help with joint pain. The reference range for vitamin D is 35-100. The average patient in the study started with a level of about 20, which is severely deficient. The researchers concluded that vitamin D replacement does not help joint pain at all. But when you look closely at their methods you will find that the levels that they reached after treatment was an average of 38--which is just barely above the deficiency range! In our practice we strive to get patients to a vitamin D level of around 90, and in a large number of cases they feel significantly better. The same concept applies to all other tests as well. Whenever you review your results with your doctor, make sure to ask not whether you labs are simply “normal”, but rather “optimal” for you. Good health to you in 2012! David Z. Tusek, MD www.nexterahealthcare, www.northvistamedical.com, 303.501.2600.

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Beech House Preschool Mead Elementary

Beech House Preschool is now open and accepting applications for enrollment. Beech House Preschool is a part-time preschool program for ages 2 ½ to 5 years. It is located in Frederick, west of I-25, and north of Hwy. 52. It has a family-based atmosphere with a teacher to student ratio of 1:6. Curriculum lessons and activities are child-centered and age appropriate. For more information on enrollment and the program, please call Jane Beech at 720-2024282 or go to BeechHousePreschool.com.

Frederick Elementary

Construction progress on our Thunder Valley K-8 School is moving along smoothly. Thanks to the good weather, the remodeling of the K-8 is on target. Each month we are excited to see a new area added on to the building. February 20th is Raptor Night at Frederick Elementary. We invite any interested community families from the Tri-Town Area to come and visit with us from 6:00—8:00 pm. We will have informational booths about our Thunder Valley K-8 regarding academics, sports and classes for next year.

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Mead Elementary has so many wonderful things going on. Our biggest news is that we were in the top three elementary schools, out of 26, for minutes read over the Winter Break! There will be a celebration ceremony and we will be presented with a check for $2,000 to be used for reading materials. Thank you St. Vrain Valley School District for sponsoring this great challenge. Our teachers and parents worked hard to make this happen and are proud of our great students' reading. Open enrollment, Kindergarten Registration, and Pre School Registration are all going on right now. Stop by our office to sign your child up for Mead Elementary where we focus on Achievement, Character and Community. Betsy Porter M.A Ed., Principal

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CVA Students Show off Talents to Classmates

By Lisa Gjellum, Principal At Carbon Valley Academy we are always looking for ways to reach all students. Students in the middle school advanced Independent Study class were given an assignment each quarter to decide upon a topic to research and then present to the class. This class has been designed for the students that have proven to be highly successful students that are capable and willing to work independently. Each quarter students have had periodic check in dates with the teacher so that the projects are kept on track. The independent study has been a venue for students to research an area of interest and to enlighten other students to other interests. Students in this class shined and the research as well as the presentations were exemplary. Teachers at Carbon Valley Academy look for and plan ways to reach all of our level of students and this class has been a very successful way to reach our higher level students.

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Send high resolution photo to carbonvalley@gmail.com & put baby in the subject line. Send name, town, & birth date, along with the photo & how you are related. ”Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” James 1:17 Lexsie Nichole Latoski was born on January 9, 2013 at 3:33 pm to Lance and Alyssa Latoski of Frederick. She weighed 6 pounds 15 ounces and was 19 inches long. Siblings are Dylan, Layne and Larissa Latoski. Grandparents are Theo and Cindi Abkes of Firestone and Joan Latoski of Dacono. Great Grandparent Gen Abkes of Denver

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The month of January has been great at the Carbon Valley Recreation Center. Many, many patrons are renewing their memberships for the year and taking advantage of the Rec Buc program. Usage of the Rec Buc’s has been great and I think has been a great benefit to those families and couples who participate in several programs and classes at Recreation Center 1111 Southgate Dr facility. Windsor 80550 2012 total visits to the justin@peakkianorth.com Carbon Valley Recreation Center for the year came to 150,469 to 137,086 in the 2011. Family membership visits increased by over 5000 in one year. On behalf of the Board of Directors, the staff, and myself - thank you for your continued These payments do not include TT&L or dealer fees. All rebates from Kia Motors America, see dealer for complete details. Must currently own a Kia to qualify for owner loyalty rebate, must currently patronage. own a qualifying competitive vehicle to qualify for competitive bonus program, see dealer for details. All vehicles subject to prior sale. *Warranty is a limited powertrain warranty. For details, see retailer or go to kia.com.Photos for illustration purpose only. Expires 2-28-2013 The Carbon Valley Park and Recreation District website (www.recdistrict.com) will now have the Board of Directors meeting agenda’s and the approved minutes We are very excited about getting new board members from our posted and the monthly calendar of events for the Recreation outlying areas of the St. Vrain Valley. Thought it might be news worthy Center, Gymnastics Center, and the Senior Center. for your terrific publication. A Woman's Work provides support for The Carbon Valley Park and Recreation staff and Board women in the St. Vrain Valley whose immediate financial needs cannot of Directors will be starting to work on goal setting for the be met by other sources. We ask only that recipients perform an act of future. This process will help form a plan for next year and kindness in return. Our new board members are: many, many years to come. The final result of this hard Jean Mason work will be a District Master Plan to help guide the District Jean Mason joins the board of A Woman’s towards the building of new facilities and offering new Work having served on the Scholarship programs. Committee. She is a realtor with Keller Williams The new programs and classes have been a hit at 1st Realty in Longmont. She became familiar the facility. Our new yoga instructor already has a great with A Woman’s Work when her son, Ryan, was following, 170 kids participated in youth night on January “Mr. September” in the “Magnificent Men of A 12, youth basketball for K-2 registration ended with another Woman’s Work” 2012 calendar. Jean lives in Erie 12 teams practicing and playing, and last but not least the and is excited about expanding the connections CVRD swim team hosted an outstanding swim meet on and assistance in and around Erie. January 19. Liz Carnival Upcoming Events: Liz has been a 1. Sweetheart Special - Purchase one punch pass and get part of A Woman’s one punch pass for half price - 2/1 to 2/15 Work since 2006, where she served on the 2. Great New Fitness Classes for all ages Grant writing committee. 3. Keep on the go with the Carbon Valley Senior After growing up in Longmont, she didn’t activities go far. She lives in Erie with her husband Joe 4. Register anytime for Team Dacono BMX or CARA of 10 years, and their children Emma (7 ½) and track Jack (5) 5. My First Art Class and Marvelously Messy Art Class “I am so passionate about being a part begins the week of 2/2 so register now of A Woman’s Work, watching people get the 6. Youth Sporting Around and Fitness Classes all start the help they need when that might not have been week of 2/6 possible otherwise. Every story touches my 7. Family Days at the Recreation Center 2/8 and 2/17 heart and reaffirms in me why I want to be 8. Youth Night - 2/9 - Valentines Day Dance with DJ involved with this amazing organization.” Excalibur Julie Myers 9. Swim lesson registration for M-F classes begin 2/14 Julie has lived in Frederick for 19 years 10. Youth soccer registration ends 2/16 where she is the owner of Second Street Salon. 11. Babysitters Boot Camp - 2/23 She has been a donor and volunteer working on 12. Girl’s softball registration begins 2/25 the committee that organized the AWW Carbon 13. Winter Survival Skills Course registration for March Valley gathering raising awareness to the Triclasses end 3/1 Town area. She is serving on the Fairy Tale 14. Murder Mystery Dinner - 3/2 Dreams Committee scheduled for February 10th. 15. Register anytime for Team Dacono BMX or CARA "I am inspired by the number of women and their track families that are reached by AWW, and I look 16. Spring Fling - 3/16 - arrival of new spin bikes forward to being an active board member. My 17. Registration for coed volleyball and women’s volleyball goal is to continue to raise awareness of AWW in 4x4 has started and ends 3/23 the Tri-Town area." If you have any questions on any of these programs and For more information on A Woman’s Work please contact Cindy events don’t hesitate to call 303-833-3660 or check on-line Noble, Executive Director, A Woman’s Work, Inc., P.O. Box 817, at www.recdistrict.com. Longmont, CO 80502, 303-827-7085 friends@awomanswork.org www.awomanswork.org/ www.awomanswork.blog.com/ Carbon Valley’s Resident KIA Expert

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A Perfect Place 2 Play St. Vrain Ranch (303)833-4631 

Lisa Day Care Savannah (303)833-5646 

All About the Little Ones Countryside (720)226-8844

Little Critters Firestone (303)833-3282 

Beech House Preschool Wyndham Hill (720)202-4282 

Lion’s Den Legacy Elementary (720)652-8169

Bloom! Montessori Preschool in Longmont (303)776-8173 

Little Blessings Preschool LLC Sagebrush 303-482-5352 

Bright Future Childcare Longview (303)702-0908 

Little Feet Childcare Frederick (720)532-2573 

Bugs & Flowers Daycare Stoneridge (970)388-6762 

Little Peeps & Co. Sharpe Farms (720)352-7522

Busy Bee Preschool Ridgecrest (303)833-5022 

Little People’s Place Fox Run (303)702-0057 

Carbon Valley Child Care Carbon Valley Area (303)833-0398 

Little Wonders Daycare Wyndham Hill (303)774-0874 

Country Kids Preschool Mead (970)535-4825 

Marcy’s Daycare Old Frederick (303)833-3411 

Creative Kids Child Care Sweetgrass (303)464-0175 

Melissa’s Toddler Town Raspberry Hill (303)834-8420 

Creative Years Learning Ctr Messiah Lutheran School Carbon Valley 1335 Francis St., Longmont (303)833-9001  (303)776-3466 Cynthia’s Child Care (303)564-5697 Exploring Minds Academy Erie (303)828-3452  Frederick Day Care Country Side 720.362.2644 

Miss Amy’s Preschool St. Vrain Ranch (303)833-4030  Mommy Daycare Booth Farms (303)776-9484 

Peanut Gallery Child Care Firestone-Sagebrush Frederick Discovery School (303) 908-3303  (303)679-1413 Playhouse Day Care Future Footprints Daycare St. Vrain Ranch (303)833-3648  Ridgecrest (303)833-5778 

Hand-N-Hand Daycare Tri-town area (720)244-0963  Heart & Hand Child Care Platteville (970)785-6138  A Home Away from Home Sagebrush (303)833-3197  Husky Club @ Centennial Elementary (720)652-8240 Imaginations at Work Firestone (303)833-6745  Grandma Bea’s DayCare Mead (970)535-0109  Kids First Preschool Booth Farms (720)939-9954  Kim Sanger’s Family Child Care, Erie (303)828-4620  Knudsen Kidz LLC Firestone (720)939-2461 Leaps of Knowledge Savannah (303)466-6999 Learning to Grow Childcare Stoneridge (303)868-9864

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Robyn’s Nest Pre-school Firestone - St. Vrain Ranch (303)833-3762  Sharon’s Daycare Ridgecrest (303)833-4529  Soaring Eagles Child Care Prairie Ridge Elementary (720)494-3641 Tammy’s Daycare St. Vrain Ranch-Firestone (303)833-2791  Tatum’s Little Hands Ridgecrest (303)345-3339  Teddys Kids Oak Meadows (303)651-3345 The Little Crowe’s Nest Centex Country Side (303) 833-5253 3 Generations Home Daycare Sagebrush (303) 833-4483  Wee Folks Childcare Ridgecrest (303)304-4509   Licensed Provider~If you provide

child care please e-mail information to carbonvalley@gmail.com. This listing is free as space is available. The CVCR is not responsible for any errors or issues with individuals/services.

"As a face is reflected in water, so the heart reflects the real person" Proverbs 27:19

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Fall Prevention Presentation February 15th {Friday} 11-12am Did you know that 85% of Falls happen in the home? More than 50 percent of seniors who fall, can not return home alone. Over 50 percent of falls for folks over 65 years old passed away in the first year after a fall? This will be a fun, interactive presentation to help fall prevention presented by one of the nation's leading home healthcare companies... encompass Home Health, Sherri Klotz.. SilverSneakerÂŽ/Senior Juice & Coffee Bar held at the Recreation Center Date: February 22nd {Friday} Time: 8:00 - 11:00 am Cost: FREE Come and have a morning snack and juice or coffee before or after your workout. Meet some new people for good conversation! Periodically we will give a prize or two away. REMEMBER SilverSneakersÂŽ swipe your card at the front desk. Boulder Thrift & Dushanbe Tea House Date: February 28th {Thursday} Time: 9:30am departure approximate return 3pm Cost:: Member, resident/$5 Member, resident/$10 Non-member, resident/$10 Non-member, non-resident/$13 Deadline: February 23rd Into Boulder we go to find some unique Thrift Shops. Humane Society, Salvation Army and Goodwill to name a few. Lunch will be at the Dushanbe Tea House for something rather special! Crafts & Sew Day: Every Tuesday Time: 1:00-3:00 pm The group meets in the Senior activities room trying their hand at a variety of arts. (table decorations, gifts, scrap booking, greeting cards, beading and more.) Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve added the quilters and sewers for a complete group. G.I. Coffee Hour Day: Every Friday Time: 9:30 am Stop at the senior center for coffee and catch up on the latest news with other veterans. It's all about sharing! We will have a little coffee cake or sweet something to go along with the wake-up beverage of the day . Ireland Trip Coming April 16-25 Shades of Ireland, April 16 - 25th 2013 10 days / 13 meals Dublin, Kilkenny, Waterford, and much more!! Call 303-485-9930 $2,999.covers it all!! ( Air, taxes, hotel, transfers, etc.)

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Pearl Group for Single Parent Families Tessie Gale, at 720-864-9202 or tgale@ lbcc.org. Frederick Salud Family Health Centers 5995 Iris Parkway  Frederick  303.833.2050 Ethan Kerns, DDS  ekerns@ saludclinic.org Primary health care services: medical, dental & behavioral. A Medical Home to serve the family. La Leche League LLL of Carbon Valley meets 2nd Saturday at 9:30 at Carbon Valley Medical Center, 6600 Firestone Blvd in Firestone. Light brunch served. More info call Leisl 303-833-2008 or Laura 303.682.8840. Cranio Care Bears Sends loving care packages to families with children facing surgery for Craniosynostosis. www. CranioCareBears.org Summer Ehmann 303.652.7795. Carbon Valley Rotary Club “Service Above Self”  303.678.2927 www.carbonvalleyrotary.org barbgoettsch@carbonvalleyrotary.org

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If you like great performance and style, you will love this 2006 Chevrolet Impala SS. This car has been well maintained and has low miles: only 87,000. It is loaded with features including a Bose premium sound system/CD/MP3/Serius Satelite radio, sun roof, heated leather power front seats, tinted windows, Dunlop Winter Sport tires, etc, etc. It has side curtain air bags, front drivers and passenger side air bags. The engine is a 5.3 liter displacement on demand V8 that from the factory came with 303 horsepower, this car rocks! Serious inquiries only please. Kelly Blue book on this car is over $11,000.00 for this condition of Impala SS, I am asking $10,500.00 (Cashiers Check or Cash) to part with this beauty. You wont find a 2006 Impala SS at this price at any dealership. Call Pete at 720-340-8211 for details or too see the car in person, include your phone number in any email replies to pditmon@gmail.com. [11-12] For sale Precious Moment and Friends of Feather figurines. Prices Vary. Figurines are in excellent condition and many are in the original box. Contact Denise at djohnson5066@comcast.net to have a list of available figurines emailed. Thank you. [2-13] STORAGE SPACE FOR LEASE 40’ X 40’ WITH 14’X14’ OVERHEAD DOOR, $550, NO ELECTRIC OR GAS 4070 CAMELOT CIR, (I-25 & HWY 66) 970-535-6074 [2-13] Sprinkler Winterization, Sprinkler Repairs, Spring and Fall Aeration, Fertilization, Commercial and Residential Snow Removal, Concrete Edging, Fall Cleanups, Complete Landscape Design and Construction. Over 23 years of service in the tri-town area. Autumn Lawn & Landscaping. 970-371-3955.

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Karen’s Kleaning ~ 303-818-7082 ~ Weekly, Bi-weekly or monthly. Commercial or residential-Reasonably priced. [12-12]

Remodel Specialty Inc.: Kitchens, Bathrooms, Basements, OPEN STORAGE: Semis, trailers, equipment, materials, tile, wood floors, additions and more. 3 year labor warranty, etc. Prices start at $25.00. Located at Weld County Roads 30 years experience. Local References. 6 & 11. Call PACT LLC @303-359-9684 [12-12] Call Greg 303-818-2420 [12-12] Does your child need to exercise more? Do they love horses? Call Beth, about our "Fun and Run with the Horses" program. 303-746-7786 [11-12] Housekeeping: Honest, Experienced, Thorough: 970.785.2603 Weight Watchers for Tri-Town area at Carbon Valley Academy, Monday evenings. Check www.weightwatchers.com for details. Learn, laugh, get control. [12-12]

Debbie's TLC for seniors 25 years experience in all fields looking for work with seniors in their home call 720 684 6061 [1-13] $1200 a Mo.--3 BDRM 2 BATH LG Fenced Yard | Pets accepted but No Smokers Inquire (207)956-1523 or BennettsHomerental@gmail.com [1-13]

HOME FOR SALE- FORT LUPTON -$173,900 3 BED, 2 BATH, FIN BASEMENT. FULL BRICK, 2 CAR GARAGE, CENT AIR, EXTRA PARKING FOR RV-BOATETC. NO HOA. CALL MARGARET RE-MAX 303-5916935 [11-12]

Janitorial supply salesman needed for North Denver. Experience helpful but not necessary. E-mail or call, fbm@ mesanetworks.net or 970-785-6567 [1-13]

The Mop Squad Cleaning Services. Commercial/ Residential, office cleaning, move outs/move ins. Everything form basic cleaning, to deep cleaning, blinds, and windows too. FLAT RATES. Free estimates. Serving the Front Range. Call Tam 720 938 2624 [12-12]

Sunday, Feb 3rd, 10am -3pm; Equine Massage for Horse Lovers Clinic Firestone, $100.00 Contact Beth 303-7467786 for details. [2-13]

Goat Found near Firestone. Call (303) 833-4578 to identify. [2-13] Male and female Yorkie puppies free to good home if interested contact:smith.jacob728@live.com [10-12] SEMI TRUCK /TRAILER PARKING AVAILABLE. CLOSE TO DEL CAMINO AND I-25 . CALL 303-591-8734 [11-12]

Little Frog's Daycare~large family child care in Savannah Subdivision. Openings for children 2 and up. Accept CCCAP and am part of the Food Program. Qualistar rated home. Provide quality child care and preschool program, spanish/music class, field trips to advance learning. Please call today to set up an appointment, I look forward to hearing from you. Julia Brink - 720-226-6385 [12-12]

AVON-Free local delivery or online at www.youravon. com/lilacooper.Seven years in business. For brochures call Lila at 303-772-7809. [2-13]

Studio 5 Media Wedding Videography Call Robert (970) 817-3753 to ask about wedding packages. or email Studiofive.media@gmail.com [2-13]

Need a handyman? Call GoGreen HandyVan for a FREE estimate! 24 hour emergency service, low prices and quality work on time! 303-956-6650. Call today! [10-12]

Whirlpool front load washer and front load dryer (gas) along with the pedestal storage risers (everything is white) for $700 total. In Firestone. Call 720-328-4348 [1-13]

For Sale: China Cabinet, solid walnut with glass and 2 doors & 3 drawers $120 PLUS Antique dresser w/mirror & chest of drawers. Solid wood, 150+ yrs. old. $475 303.990.9599 [12-12]

IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR AIRSOFT TECH MUST BE RELIABLE AND HONEST, MECHANICALLY INCLINED IS A PLUS...FAMILIAR WITH AIRSOFT GUNS & PLAYS AIRSOFT IS EXTRA POINTS EMAIL: dianna_87@hotmail.com with resume Location is Erie, Colorado [1-13]

It is possible to obtain a better quality of life. Find out how at http://www.ahealthcafe.com/WAHHomeSolutions [1-13]

Broken Equipment Haulaway I pick up broken lawn tractors,rototillers,snow blowers etc. Mark 303-532-6733 [1-13]

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Career Planning with a Purpose

Teen MOPS provides a faith-based, supportive and non-judgmental environment where teen mothers can come together with others who are in a similar life situation. Through the relationships formed at Teen MOPS, young moms gain confidence, learn about mothering and grow personally. Teen Mops is dedicated to meeting the needs of every teenage mother who finds themselves trying to fill the spot of teen, mom, student and friend. When: February 4th, 2013: (We will meet every first and third Monday) Where: CV Recreation Center 701 5th Street Frederick, CO 80530 6:00pm-7:30pm Like us on Facebook: Teen MOPS Frederick Email: teenmopsfrederick@hotmail.com

Rocky Mountain Christian Church is presenting a seminar called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Career Planning with a Purposeâ&#x20AC;? on Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 6:30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9:00 pm at 5860 Majestic Drive, Frederick. Childcare will be available with preregistration. A team of experts (Lori Wurth, Margit Tritt, Kelley Zwisler, and Katherine French-Ewing) will help you navigate and prepare for effective career planning. The seminar is open to the public. Is this event for you? At some point in your life, you likely will be unemployed, underemployed, stuck in your current role, transitioning back to the work force, proactively â&#x20AC;&#x153;future-proofingâ&#x20AC;? your career or looking for purpose in your â&#x20AC;&#x153;second halfâ&#x20AC;? in active retirement. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll learn â&#x20AC;˘ Job discovery strategies using LinkedIn â&#x20AC;˘ You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know (how to find out about new careers!) â&#x20AC;˘ Determining the best fit for you â&#x20AC;˘ Surviving and thriving through the tough â&#x20AC;&#x153;in betweenâ&#x20AC;? times To register, go to www.rmcc.org (Get Plugged In/Events) or call Lori Wurth at 303-652-6891.

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Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bible Connection (WBC) has new classes starting in January 2013 at Rocky Mountain Christian Church in Frederick! WBC is a Bible study program that is committed to enriching the lives of women through the study of Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s word. RMCC is located at 5860 Majestic Street in Frederick. WBC will meet every Thursday from 9-11:15am, January through May 2013. We have 5 studies to choose from. WBC will provide an age-appropriate Biblical program for children Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bible Connection (CBC), birth to 5 years of age. For more information or to register, please call Maria Goter, 303-833-3345, or email her at mjgoter@msn.com. We look forward to welcoming you to WBC!

Firestone Prairie Community Church Worship Service Sun. at 10:30 a.m. (303)651-1640 www.prairiecc.org Coal Ridge M.S., 6201 Booth Dr, Firestone Pastor Brian Thompson Grace Point Community Church Firestone, CO 80520 720-217-3407 www.go2gracepoint.com Pastor Tim Lyon Firestone Baptist Church Sun. School 9a Worship 10a 4040 Coriolos Way, Frederick (Carbon Valley Academy) www.firestonebaptist.com 303-736-9959 Pastor Jason Kokenzie Dacono New Horizons Christian Church Worship 10:00 a.m. & Bible School 9:00a 303-833-3013 530 Cherry St., Dacono Pastor Rob Thomas

Carbon Valley Seventh-Day Adventist Church 418 8th St. #A, Dacono, CO 80514 Sabbath School 10:00 A.M. Saturday Worship Service 11:15 A.M. Pastor Frank Wilson 720-939-5472 www.carbonvalleysda.org First Baptist Church of Dacono Sun. School 10:00a Morning Service 11a Sun. Eve. 6p Wed. Prayer Meeting 6p 717 Dahlia St., Dacono, 303-833-2527 Pastor Samuel Sanchez Northern Hills Christian Church Services & Sun. School at 9:09a & 10:44a Saturday Service at 5:05 p.m. 720-685-1717 www.NorthernHills.cc 5061 E. 160th Ave., Dacono/Brighton Pastor Thomas The Fort Foursquare Church Sun. Worship 11:00 AM 217 4th St., Dacono, CO 80514 thefortchurch@yahoo.com Pastor David Findley

Frederick Living Water Northgate Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s: Youth Group 7 pm Sun.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s: Bible College 8am Free Snacks at 9 am & Service 10am 303-668-1329 www.Livingwater.LA 7073 CO Blvd. (WCR 13) Frederick Pastor Steve Owings

L.I.F.E. Fellowship Sun. 9:15 a.m. 451 Oak St., Frederick (303)451-5433 www.lifefrederick.org Pastor Brady Thornton LifeBridge Tri-Towns Grow 9:00 a.m. Worship 10:00 a.m. NEW Frederick High School 5690 Tipple Parkway in Frederick. 303-776-2927 www.lbcc.org/tri-towns Pastor Drew Depler St. Theresa Catholic Church 502 Walnut Street, Frederick Mass: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 8:30am Saturday: 6:00pm Sun.: 10:30am and 12:30pm Espanol & 5:00pm Espanol (303) 833-2966 Fr. Hernan Florez, Pastor St. Dimitrie the New Orthodox Church Saturdays 6:00p Vespers, Bible Study Sun. 9:00a Matins;10:00a Divine Liturgy Sun. School 11:00a 6060 Puritan Lane, Frederick, CO 80516 303 460-7035; www.sfdimitrie.org Rev. Fr. Loan Bogdan Rocky Mountain Christian Church Frederick Campus Non-denominational Christian Sun. Worship 9 & 10:45 a.m. 5860 Majestic St (CR13 N. of Hwy 52), Frederick 303.652.2211 www.rmcc.org Lead Pastor Shan Moyers St. Brigit Episcopal Church Sun. Worship: 9:30am 110 Johnson St. Frederick 720-208-0280 www.stbrigit.org Pastor: Felicia SmithGraybeal

Cowboy Christian Fellowship Wednesdays from 7-8 p.m. Rinn UMC 3783 Weld Cty Rd 20 Frederick Sue-Marie or Galen at 3- 661-0841. or e-mail gasue303@msn.com. Frederick Foursquare Spanish Church Sun. Services 10:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m. Wed. at 7:00 p.m. 720-933-7117 211 Dunmire St., Evanston, between Frederick and Firestone Pastor Laura Salazar Rinn United Methodist Church Worship 9:30a Sun. School 10:45a Cowboy Fellowship Weds. 7:00p 3783 WCR 20 & I-25 W., Frontage Rd. 303-776-1578 rinnumc@hotmail.com Rev. Barbara Johns-Schleicher Tri-Town Baptist Church Sun. School 9:00a Worship 10:00a & 5p Wed. Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kids 6:30 Bible Study 7:00 420 Johnson St. (Oak St.), Frederick 303-833-2826 www.tri-townbaptist.com Pastor Don Veazey Erie St. Luke Orthodox Church (Eastern Rite) 8:00 a.m. Orthros, 9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy, Sun. School 11:15 a.m. 303 665-4013 (www.stlukeorthodox.org) 722 Austin Ave. Erie CO 80516 Fr. David Mustian, Pastor Life Song Church of Erie Sun. School 9:15a Service 10:15a 303-828-1040 www.lifesongchurch.org 500 Briggs St., Erie St. Scholastica Catholic Church Liturgy: Tuesday 6:00pm Saturday 3:00pm ; Sun. 9:00am 303-828-4221 or 303-833-2966 Main & Wells in Erie, CO Fr. Hernan Florez, Administrator La Iglesia Bautista Messiahville le ofrece un servicio Cristiano en Espanol todos los Lunes alas 7:00 p.m. La direccion es 4700 County Road 6 en Erie Transportacion gratis llame 303-669-5180

Midweek Lenten Schedule

Ash Wednesday Worship w/ Imposition of Ashes & Holy Communion February 13 7:00 pm Wednesdays: February 20 - March 20 Dinner 6:00 pm, Hymn Sing 6:45 pm, Worship 7:00 pm Maundy Thursday Worship w/ Holy Communion March 28 7:00 pm Good Friday Worship March 29 7:30 pm Easter Sunday 6:00 am Sunrise Worship 7:45 am Breakfast 9:30 am Worship Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church 650 S Park Ave Ft. Lupton, CO 80621 303-857-6827

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Rejoice Lutheran Church Sun. Worship: 8:00am and 10:30am Renovations are completed & we are worshipping at 3413 Lowell Lane, Erie. 303-828-3953 Pastor Ruby Narucki www.rejoicelutheran.net Living the Truth Ministries Bible believing Church; We want to grow with you. Sun. 10 am and 6 pm Thursday 6 pm 545 Main St., Erie, CO (720)272-2026 Pastor Carl Gerdes New Hope Fellowship/Erie Baptist Church Corner of Cheeseman & High, Erie Sun. 10:00 am & Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 10:30 am (303) 828-0638 Pastor Dr. Mitch Gardne Calvary Bible Church Sun. Worship 10:30 am Erie High School-3150 WCR 5-Erie Student Ministry for Middle & High School 303-442-3484 www.calvarybible.com Erie United Methodist Church 604 Holbrook St, Erie (across Town Hall) Sun. School 9:30a.m. (for all ages) Worship 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided 303-828-3906 Pastor Jim Calhoun Mead Abundant Life Church Sun. Service & Sun. School 10:00a 970-535-0311 4380 Hwy. 66 (.3 mile east of I-25 on south) revspeaks@earthlink.net Pastor Jim Coleman Guardian Angels Catholic Church 15179 WCR 7 in Mead Liturgy: Mon. 5:30 pm Sat. 5:30 pm Sun. 9:00 & 10:30 am 970-535-0721 www.garcc.org Rev. Gregory Ames, Administrator Mead United Methodist Church Sun. Worship - 9:00am 511 Palmer Ave, Mead, (970)535-4249 Pastor Mark Heiss

Platteville St. John Ev. Lutheran Church Sun. School & Bible Class - 9:00 a.m. Sun. Worship - 10:00 a.m. 310 Byers Ave - Platteville (970)785-2021 Pastor Wm. Leerssen New Life in Christ Church Iglesia Nueva Vida en Cristo Sun Service 11:00/Servicio Domingo 11:00 a Tues. Bible Study 7:00 pm Martes Estudio Biblico 7:00 pm We are a bilingual church. Somos una iglesia bilingue. 307 Salisbury Ave., Platteville, CO (303)833-2870 Pastor Jose V. Saenz Messiahville Baptist 4700 CR 6 (east of I-25) Sun. School 9:45a Service 11a 720-253-5783 NoahsBiblePark.com Pastor Corey Seulean Pastor Moore Longmont Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church Sun. Services 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. 640 Alpine St., Longmont, CO 80504 303-776-1789 www.coslongmont.org Calvary Chapel of Longmont Sun. Service @ 09:30am Thursday Worship & Prayer @ 07:00pm 1801 Sunset Place Suite D in Longmont 303-870-1861 Pastor: Michael Patrick Ft. Lupton Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church Sun. Worship 9:00 a.m. Sun. School & Bible Study 10:30 a.m. (303) 857-6827 www.mtcalvaryluth.org 650 S. Park Ave. Ft. Lupton Pastor Keith L. Besel Saint Andrews Episcopal Church Worship 8am Sun. 303-650-6170 204 Park Avenue Ft. Lupton Reverend Gary Sitton

Lafayette Flatirons Community Church 355 W South Boulder Road, Lafayette Sat. 5p & 6:45p and Sun. 9a & 10:45a Christmas 2012 Services Saturday, Dec 22 - 3:15, 5:00 & 6:45pm Sunday, Dec 23 - 9:00 & 10:45am 303-664-5524 Jim Bergen St. Columba Orthodox Church Anglican/ Western Rite Sun. Matins 8:30a, Divine Liturgy 9:30a 726 N 119th at Highway 7, Lafayette 720-208-6281 www.stcolumbachurch.org Fr. Les Bundy, Pastor Misc Areas Seventh Day Baptist Church Sabbath (Saturday) Worship 9:45 am Sabbath School 11:30 am 303-541-9097 www.sdbboulder.org 6710 Arapahoe Rd. Boulder pastorsteveo@gmail.com Pastor Steve Osborn Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Highland Lake Ward Sacrament Meeting 1 p.m. 1721 Red Cloud Road, Longmont Bishop Christopher LeBaron 970-535-4609 Rinn Valley Ward Sacrament Meeting 9 a.m. 9029 Grand Mesa Avenue, Frederick Bishop Paul Glover 303-702-7313 Saddleback Ward Sacrament Meeting 11 a.m. 9029 Grand Mesa Avenue, Frederick Bishop David Parker 303-833-2121 If your church is in the Tri-Towns, Erie, or Meadâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;please e-mail information and we will be happy to list it here, free of charge, to ads@cvadz.com

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