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Ritchie Brothers - Mead What goes on there really?

By Jan Sciacca Many of us remember the vast open fields on the eastern side of I-25, south of Highway 66, before Ritchie Brothers “came to town.” I suppose many folks in the area are educated as to what goes on there but I suspect I’m not alone when I admit that I know RB is a big auction company that nearly every town in northern Colorado wanted to call their own. I know it was a major coup for Mead when Ritchie Brothers settled there. Every time there’s an upcoming auction, I see a gradual and then a rapid build-up of machinery, cars, trucks, buses, fire trucks and all types of equipment that I don’t have a clue what the name of it is or what it’s used for. Of course, I could go check it out instead of “going with the flow” of traffic on I-25. After a couple of glances to the east, I’ve traveled past the site, only to wonder the same thing, the next time I pass. Last month, I had the privilege of meeting and talking with Bryan Stonecipher, Regional Operations Manager for Ritchie Brothers Auctioneers at the main building in Mead at 4444 Ritchie Dr. Mead’s Summer Festival is June 14 and Bryan was interested in hearing how Ritchie Brothers might assist Mead in making the 4-8 p.m. event in Mead Town Park a huge success.

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Colorado Drywall Supply

by Jan Sciacca It’s 6 a.m. and this business is awake and bustling. It’s exemplary business as usual, as customers start arriving for their goods. Since it faces I-25 by Hwy 66, it’s easy in, easy out. There’s no time wasted and no unnecessary trips that need to be made to the Denver metropolitan complex. If you think of your favorite drive-in fast food, this business brags that they are the equivalent when it comes to filling the orders of their customers. Most of this early morning group, knows what they need. After all, “time is money.” This description sounds like Mead has just added a new specialized food drive-in. Instead, Colorado Drywall has added a northern Colorado branch to satisfy new and existing drywall contractors. In the few short months the company has been open in Mead, Colorado Drywall Supply has served customers from the Front Range Corridor, mountain regions of Colorado to our northern neighbors in Wyoming. Ed Sleeman and Ann Monroe Sleeman started Colorado Drywall Supply in 1997 to fill a void in the wholesale and retail distribution of drywall and joint treatment accessory items, steel stud framing, fasteners, insulation, CertainTeed and USG ceiling tile and grid systems and tools. The Mission of Colorado Drywall Supply is to provide you with the highest quality products and unmatched service. The company focuses on contractors with wholesale offerings and to the “Do It Yourself customers” with retail products and advice. They offer products for both residential and commercial applications. As a “service provider” Colorado Drywall Supply’s goal is to help you finish your job on time and budget with exceptional service and competitive pricing structure. Their stocking equipment includes boom and flatbed trucks. They have a crane boom that will reach most five story buildings. They also have crews that can stock any job you require. I visited Colorado Dry Wall Supply on the day of its grand opening and ribbon cutting. I was excited to meet co-owner Ed, as well as Manager David Brink. Ed has found a very good manager in David and consequently Ed spends most of his days managing affairs at the               

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For more information on participating in the Mead Summer Festival please contact Tiffany Holcomb at 720-209-9701 or

The 2nd Annual Mead Summer Festival is quickly approaching. Last year the Summer Festival was a huge success; this year looks to be even better yet. The goal of this event is to showcase local businesses while connecting the essence and camaraderie of the “Boil & Boogie.” This year Mead businesses or Mead Area Chamber of Commerce members are invited to reserve a booth to promote their products or services, however each business or vendor is also asked to provide a family friendly activity in an effort to attract the residents and families of the area. Also the M.A.C.C. will have an obstacle course for kids, the i-Spy Mead contest, prizes/giveaways, a live band, numerous food trucks/vendors and a beer garden. For information on sponsorship/prize donations or volunteering at the Summer Festival, please contact Tiffany Holcomb via phone 720.209.9701 or email Join us at the Mead Summer Festival on June 14th from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

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Happening in Mead...

MEAD MAYOR, GARY SHIELDS  It appears that we are finally starting to experience the warm weather that we have been anticipating all Spring. With all of the rain that we have had in the past few weeks, I would urge you all to take extra precautions while visiting our streams and rivers as many of them are currently just below flood levels. With just a couple of inches of rain on a given day, this could spell disaster, especially in the mountain canyons.  I would like to start by congratulating our most recent additions to the Town Board of Trustees. Joyce Palaszewski and Terri Hatch were appointed to the board on May 12th after being selected from eleven applicants for the two open positions.  June will prove to be another busy month in and around the Town of Mead as there are several annual events and programs that I would like to bring to your attention.  The annual Summer Recreation Program begins on June 3rd, this is a great local program that allows your kids to participate three days a week and spend time with their friends from school and not be so "BORED" around the house. It is also a great way to get them out of the house and having fun at a great bargain price.  The Mead Fishing Derby will take place on June 7th during the state wide free fishing weekend. This event is held annually at the Mead Ponds which are just West of town on Welker Avenue (WCR 34). The event starts at 8 am and includes a free fishing clinic, lunch and door prizes.

 The 93rd Annual Highland Lake / Mead Community Gathering will be held on June 8th at the historic Highland Lake Church. The days festivities start at noon with the potluck luncheon, please bring a dish to feed up to 8 people. The scheduled program begins at 1 pm. This annual event is rich with Mead history and is a must for those who enjoy walks through time. Please contact Walt or Barbara Logsdon @ 970-535-4262 for more information.  The Mead Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 2nd Annual Mead Summer Festival on June 14th from 4-8 pm in the Town Hall Park and along Main Street. This event has proven to be worthy of continuing from last year and allows Mead businesses to be introduced to the community. I urge you all to attend as there will be live entertainment and plenty to do for all ages. Please contact Tiffany Holcomb with the Chamber @ 720-209-9701 for more information.  The Town of Mead will also offer exercise classes that include Zumba, Yoga and Rodeo exercise classes. There are different sessions beginning the first week of June. Please contact Janet Torres @ the Town of Mead for more information on the fishing derby, the summer recreation program or the exercise classes. Janet can be reached at 970535-4477.  As always, please use extra caution while driving around town, there are many more kids playing in and around neighborhoods and parks during the Summer vacation.

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Late Spring / Early Summer - Directory Distributed by Carbon Valley Consumer Reports June 3rd – First day of Mead’s Summer Recreation Program Session 1 begins May 24 – June 14 – i-Spy Mead! “Scavenger Hunt” game. Pick up game programs from most retailers in Mead or at Town Hall. Prizes will be awarded in different age groups at the Summer Festival June 7 – Mead Kids Fishing Derby, Mead Ponds, 8 am to Noon June 7 – Northridge 4x4 Grand Opening, S Valley Drive – 9 am June 7 – Night in Nicaragua, Anderson Farms, 4 pm to 8 pm– Dinner and Auction – Sponsored by Rotary June 8 – Highlandlake 93rd Annual Community Gathering – Highlandlake Church – Potluck at Noon – Local History Program at 1 pm June 14 – Summer Festival, Town Park, 4 to 8 pm – “V-Tones” Live Band, Food Trucks, Obstacle Course, Vendors June 28 – Mead Community Garage Sale - Contact Janettorres@townofmead. org for more information. 8:00a.m.1:00p.m. For a complete list of address participating in this event go to www. Last year we had over 40 different homes participate. But I won't have a list of what is being sold or addresses until it gets closer to the date. CARBON VALLEY ADVERTISING A DIVISION OF


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Bits & Pieces Town of Mead Mead Mad Scramble: 3v3 Outdoor Basketball Tournament on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Founders Park Basketball Court. $15/player if registration received prior to 7/16/2014 $20/player registering after 7/16/2014 Format for play: Registration is done as individuals. Teams are formed from a lottery drawing. All teams will play each other at least one time. Team with the most number of wins over all will be the Champions! To register contact Mead Town Hall. Questions, contact Janet Torres at 970-535-4477 or  Doubles Grass Volleyball Tournament, at Mead Town Park on Saturday, July 19, 2014, Divisions: Boys, Girls, Co Ed Cost: $35/teams registered by 7/15 $45/teams registered after 7/15 Fee includes: Prizes for 1st & 2nd place in each Division. Tournament T-shirt for each player, Lunch and a day of FUN! To register contact the Mead Town Hall. Questions, contact Janet Torres at 970-535-4477 or 

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Bryan showed me the Ritchie Brothers venue and the auditorium were the bidders sit. There were hundreds of orange stadium seats that looked out large westerly windows. The onsite items that are auctioned are paraded here and then bid for. People come and go throughout the day of an auction. Bidders from all over the world arrive, as well as local businesses and individuals, who are interested in auction items. We met in the V.I.P. lounge overlooking the stadium. In addition to a long conference table, there were plush chairs lined up with excellent views of the auction items, as well as a large screen where items could be viewed and bid on from other sites as well. The room seemed large to me for such a lounge. When I asked what it took to be a V.I.P. and to be welcome in the lounge, Bryan responded that V.I.P.s spend two million dollars a year or more at Ritchie Brothers. Then he commented that on auction days, it’s common to see wall-to-wall buyers in the room. I asked about the build-up of inventory before an auction. I was in the main building where it seemed very quiet with few employees. Who moves the inventory there? Doesn’t that take an army? Bryan pointed to an adjacent building where 12-14 employees work on auction inventory details. He said the company also hires local residents to help with the preparation of auctions and for the wrap-up afterwards. Temporary or seasonal clerical employees are also used at Ritchie Brothers. Other openings exist from time to time for clerical workers to travel with Bryan and other team members to other states for RB Auctions. For the right person, this can be an amazing job where RB pays for transportation, lodging and food while the employee is assisting with the auction data. Bryan has been the Regional Operation Manager at RB for eight months after being the Colorado Operations Manager for Insurance Auto Auctions for nearly nine years. It was there that Ritchie Brothers sought him. Brian commutes from his home in Parker daily. His wife and kids are well entrenched in the Parker community so he has adjusted to the daily drives to Mead. He travels frequently so in those situations, he heads to DIA instead of Mead. Ritchie Brothers is known for its impeccable reputation and honesty. The company’s core values states: “It’s all about our customers; We have fun; We do what is right; We are one team.” Bryan talked about the long hours that he and other employees invest. He said RB is a like a big family. The company frequently celebrates with family events and is “pro family.” Ritchie Brothers is also pro-community. When the national economy struggled after the company located in Mead, the firm had to rein in some of its charitable donations. Times are rebounding though and Bryan Stonecipher at the Mead location is letting no grass grow under his feet. He is there to make a difference for his customers, his fellow team and his community. At the end of our meeting, Ritchie Brothers stepped forward with a very generous donation to sponsor the beer garden at the Mead Summer Festival. The more I learned about this company, the more I wanted to learn. There are many RB videos online but the best place to start to find out more about the upcoming June 10 auction is to visit Mark your calendar and go see what really goes on there.

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Join us for a summer filled with games, activities, crafts and field trips for children ages 5-12! Three Sessions to choose from: Session One: June 3rd - June 19th Session One Field Trips: Denver Zoo, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, and Fort Collins Museum of Discovery/Greeley Family Fun Plex* Session Two: June 24th - July 10th Session Two Field Trips: Heritage Square/Miners Maze, Boondocks and Splash Pool* Session Three: July 15th - July 31st Session Three Field Trips: Park/Funcity, Planes 2 movie/TBD and Pirate’s Cove*

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main store at 4760 Holly Street in Denver. Finding Ed available for a conversation in Mead was a treat. He talked about how important it was to help those outside Denver receive their supplies as quickly as possible, without worrying about wasted time and inconvenience of driving to the city for the same products. Ed and David want to be good neighbors. In addition to being a member of the Better Business Bureau, AMAROK Advantage and AWCI, the business is also a member of the Mead Area Chamber of Commerce. Colorado Drywall Supply is located at 4022 Mulligan Drive, Longmont, CO 80504. Manager David Brink may be reached at The phone number is 970.685.9349 and the website is Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 6 a.m.–4 p.m. Credit cards (except American Express and Discover) and cash are accepted. No checks are allowed.

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All Sessions times are as followed: Tuesdays: 9 am – Noon Thursdays: 9 am – 2 pm (whole camp extension: will need packed lunch) Field Trips: Wednesdays: 9 am- 5pm/6pm (will need packed lunch) Cost per session on, or before May 15, 2014, $65/resident child, $75/nonresident child Cost per session after May 15, 2014, $75/ resident child, $85/nonresident child Family Rule: First child is full priced; Each additional child in the family gets $5 off cost Registration forms are available at the Mead Town Hall, or online at If you have questions, contact Alyssa Rehder, The Program coordinator, at recreation@ *Field Trips subject to change **Scholarships are available, contact Alyssa for more info Mead Summer Recreation Schedule – 6/4 – Denver Zoo 6/5 – Make Tie Dye Shirts 6/11 – Museum of Nature & Science 6/12 – Pottery Perfection 6/18 – Museum of Discovery/Family Fun Plex 6/19 – Challenge Island

All birthdays, births, feature articles and other announcements are FREE. Deadline is the 15th of each month for the next month's issue of the Consumer Report of Mead. If you are a Mead business owner and want more information, please contact us for feature stories and advertising opportunities at You can also call 303.833.5997 but email is faster! Colorado Drywall Supply, in Mead, celebrated a grand opening / ribbon cutting with the Town of Mead and Mead Area Chamber of Commerce May 8th. They provide a complete line of drywall and sundry items, including steel studs, fiberglass insulation, Certainteed Ceiling Tile, Donn grid, as well as several lines of joint compound, texture and toolds. Colorado Drywall Supply is located at 4022 Mulligan Drive, Mead, CO. For more information visit or call 970-685-9349. Photo provided by Dan Dean

The Mead Area Chamber of Commerce is offering a FREE Summer Festival Vendor Booth to any new member who joins the Chamber by June 1st. That means that for $75 you receive a 12 month membership to the Chamber, a gift certificate for a FREE feature article in the Carbon Valley Consumer Report and the $30 Summer Festival Vendor Booth.

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Mead Summer Festival & Local Events

The 2nd Annual Mead Summer Festival will be held on Saturday, June 14, 2014, 4 to 8 p.m. at the Mead Town Park. The Summer Festival is an event organized by the Town of Mead and the Mead Area Chamber of Commerce to showcase the many businesses located in and around Mead. Businesses desiring to take part in the Mead Summer Festival will be those that include: Current residents, or A Mead-licensed business, or A member of the Mead Area Chamber of Commerce, or A Mead area non-profit organization A Food Vendor or Food Truck (i.e. must be able to serve food to the local community)

There are multiple ways to participate in the Mead Summer Festival. You can choose to participate in all ways or just pick only those you might be interested in: 1. Host iSpy Mead – This is similar to Discover Mead from last year. 2. Be a vendor at the Mead Summer Festival on June 14th. 3. Donate prizes for iSpy Mead and other Mead Summer Festival events. 4. Donated money to sponsor various aspects of the Mead Summer Festival including: Volunteer t-shirt sponsorship Entertainment sponsorship Obstacle course sponsorship Beer garden sponsorship

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If you are unable to walk and would like to donate just go to: Click on "find a walk/team" and enter our team name "Pearl's Pack" you can register to walk and or donate there. Every penny donated is precious to these kids and the research it provides in finding a cure. 2014 will be our second annual Great Strides Walk for "Pearl's Pack Team". Last year our goal was to raise $1,500.00. With all of our walkers and generous donations we were able to exceed that goal by raising over $2,500.00. This year we aim to hit an even greater goal of $3,500.00 +. We are also hoping to raise our walker count so please consider joining us! IT'S A GREAT TIME FOR A GREAT CAUSE!

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United Way Of Weld County Grants $20,000 To Weld County Recreation Programs

United Way of Weld County has awarded $20,000 to recreation centers and districts throughout Weld County to scholarship the participation of children and youth in summer activities. Recipient organizations include Carbon Valley Park and Recreation District; City of Evans Recreation Department; City of Fort Lupton Recreation Department; City of Greeley Culture, Parks, and Recreation; Kersey Recreation; LaSalle Recreation; Thompson Rivers Park and Recreation District; Town of Eaton; Town of Erie; Town of Mead; Town of Platteville; Town of Windsor, Parks, Recreation and Culture. For over 20 years, United Way has funded and facilitated a competitive Youth Recreation

Scholarships grant awards process. After they receive an award, recreation centers and districts subsidize the participation of lower income youth in activities like baseball, swimming, dance, and archery. Many of the receiving children and youth are qualified through their participation in school free and reduced lunch programs. Given the flooding last year, the scholarship support provided in 2013 was especially appreciated by a number of families. “Thompson River Park and Recreation fall sports started up just after September floods,” shared recreation director Jeff Grim. “The United Way scholarships provided assistance to many of our families who were in greater

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need than ever. The ability to participate in our activities allowed kids to take their minds off of flood impact and to return to some normalcy.” In 2013, 795 Weld County children and youth benefited through the scholarship program. “While it is a small amount of funding— the $20,000 available for scholarships this year was less than half of the amount requested— the return on investment is huge,” said Margie Martinez-Perusek, a member of the award allocations committee. “We know the participation in activities is great for the kids bodies, and also that it makes them spirits happy. Reading the reporting from last year’s scholarships, time and again the recreation directors said their primary measurement of success is the smiles of children and youth.” We invite you to be a part of the change. You can make a donation to support recreation scholarship programs, you can advocate for youth in your community and you can volunteer through United Way of Weld County or your community recreation department. That’s what it means to LIVE UNITED. For more information about the Youth Recreation Scholarships program please contact Lyle SmithGraybeal, United Way vice president of community impact, at 970-353-4300 or

Guardian Angels Catholic Church 15179 3rd Ave. (WCR 7) in Mead Daily Mass: Mon 5:30p Tu-Th 7:30a Fri 8:30am Sat Anticipatory Mass: 5:30 pm Sun. 7:30, 9:00 & 10:30 am 1st Sunday: 6:00p mass in lieu of 7:30a 970-535-0721 Rev. Alan Hartway, Administrator


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