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Scott’s Roofing and Solar: Helps You Reduce Your Carbon Footprint s one season changes to another, and the environment. in building great relationships with their What does Nickell love most about his A unexpected weather, such as hail and Recently Scott’s Roofing has customers and their community. business? The people. The people within high winds, ferociously pound our rooftops. partnered with Peace of Mind Scott’s Roofing is focused on Scott’s Roofing, their customers and their Last June and July proved that. Just ask the insurance providers. As quickly as the storms come and pass through, roofing contractors start knocking on doors. How does one know who is reputable when a roof is damaged? And how can one be sure the warranty will protect as stated? Do your research. Ask your neighbors. Read the reviews. One company with a solid reputation, positive reviews and longevity is Scott’s Roofing and Solar. Owner Gary Nickell has been in the roofing business for 12 years and spent the previous 12 years in the insurance claims industry. He is personally familiar with the “ins and outs” of the practice of roof replacement. He knows what to look for to satisfy your insurance company and knows how to provide you with the best new roof. This combination of experience offers customers a unique and well-rounded perspective and ensures a smooth progression for homeowners. Nickell says, “Our skilled team only works with the highest quality materials, and we don’t cut corners when it comes to workmanship. If you’re looking for a local, reliable, and reputable company to help you with your roofing concerns, Scott’s Roofing will happily guide you through the process and ensure that you have an amazing roof experience.” Scott’s Roofing strives to work with suppliers that are environmentally conscious and provide products that protect the ideas of conservation


Solar for a one stop shop to have taking care of their clients and homeowners: their community. They want their a safe and reliable roof. Visit you have less than www.scottsroofingcolorado. clients to beware of Scammers! 90 days to complete com to learn more about their When a hailstorm hits, their work from last year’s collaborative goal of reducing doorbells will start ringing but June hailstorms. the carbon footprint and usually its by companies that are Most insurance planting the equivalent of only here for the storm and then policies require work 1,000,000 trees! leave. “We’ve heard countless to be completed Scott’s Roofing does horror stories of people taking within one year. See business from Colorado Springs the checks and running. We want article https://bit. to Fort Collins, they serve people to be aware that they need ly/2OtZRE5 residential and commercial to do their research and hire a clients including multi-family units. local, reliable company and not just hire They are proud to have a large, local staff who comes to their door,” they said. at Scott’s Roofing. When you work with Scott’s Roofing loves to help others. Scott’s Roofing you are working with a They have also assisted with multiple roof company that is planted in Colorado. They repairs for single moms at no cost. Scott’s don’t come and go as storms do like many Roofing offers $500 off roof repair or “doorknocker” businesses. They believe replacement for Veterans.

Pictured from left to right, top to bottom: Top row: Barb Baird, Project Manager; Cory Thompson, Marketing Director; Gary Nickell, Owner; Eric Bowman, Project Manager; Andrea Cerreta, Administrative Specialist; Bottom Row: Scott Lewis, Project Manager; JR Baird, Director of Operations; Charles Whaitley, Project Manager; Matthew Glassford, Project Manager; Blake Hawthorne, Project Manager; Denny Phillips, Project Manager Missing from this picture: Marcie Warner, Office Manager and John Williams, Project Manager

community! Scott’s Roofing was founded by Gary Nickell, naming the company after his son. Gary’s been married to Karen for 28 years and has 2 children with 4 grandchildren that he loves with his whole heart. Gary enjoys time with his wonderful grandchildren and is passionate about the world we are leaving to the next generation. That is why he has made a large focus of Scott’s Roofing to be as environmentally friendly as possible and to be a leader in positive world impact. In his free time, Gary is also learning Italian, working on his skills on the slopes, and plans to hike the Grand Canyon from rim to rim. Colorado’s homeowners, insurance agents, inspectors, and realtors have a mutual respect for Scott’s Roofing and Solar. Give them a call today at 303.469.9287 and experience peace of mind with your roofing company. Scott’s Roofing is open Monday-Friday 9am – 5pm at 211 N. Public Road Suite 100, Lafayette, Colorado 80026. Check them out at You may email or call 303.469.9287. Scott’s Roofing is a member of: Colorado Roofing Association (CRA); 1% for the Planet; Gold Member, a City of Lafayette Green Business; East Boulder County Gold Best Roofing Company; 5-year winner of Angie’s List Super Service Award; and has an A+ rating at the BBB.

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What’s On My Mind

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In the words of W. H. Auden: “The idea of a sacrificial victim is not new; but that it should be the victim who chooses to be sacrificed, and the sacrificers who deny that any sacrifice has been made, is very new.”

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pril…April showers bring May flowers…April 9 is the 17th year since my oldest son died… the air smells fresh…the tulips and hyacinths are sprouting…Easter… new life…. These things run through my mind as March winds down. April brings me peace and, in that peace, I feel more free to love; and I want to love more those who are close to me. I want to breathe deeply. I want my soul cleansed and my mind free of thoughts that bind and drag me down. I want freedom. April, Spring, Good Friday, Easter; helps me recognize true freedom. Karen Ehman, an author, recently wrote about the story of Mary and Martha. Martha was the busy, distracted one. Karen wrote, “It is interesting that the word we find translated “distracted” in the English language in this passage was only used one time in the entire New Testament. The original Greek word first used here means “to be driven about mentally; to be overoccupied; to be greatly troubled; to be too busy about a thing.” That is me at the end of March, distracted and overly busy…I am driven about mentally…I need to stop and breathe and feel and love…and rest. Many are participating in Lent and giving up something important to them i.g. chocolate, alcohol, Twitter. Maybe

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busyness is something to consider giving up. I’m always doing something or going somewhere. What I know I need to do is STOP and spend time with Jesus. I need to let Him calm me so I can think clearly. I would like to get to a place where I let the Lord guide my to-do list, putting it in the proper order of importance. And I’d surely like to let Him motivate and energize me to get my house in order; relinquishing a lot of stuff. I’m learning that when I let the Lord guide me, peace of mind rules. Chaos in my brain is soothed. No matter how much I have to get done, it gets done and it feels good at the end of the day. Very good. I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to learn this and then to do it regularly. Why does it not happen more naturally? If I believe what I say I do, then Jesus is not only my Lord, but He is also my big brother. If He is God’s son and I am a child of God, it only makes sense that we are family. Right?

The Bible says, “Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ.” Then it says, “This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.” (Ephesians 1:4-5) WOW! Before the world was made, I was chosen. This is the season for Jesus, the Messiah, the Son of God, or “Yeshua,” a name prevalent in Hebrew and Aramaic languages. Yeshua, my Lord and my brother. As Easter approaches and egg hunts are in full swing, many head to church who would not ordinarily. That is a good thing. I would hope, however, that each person would find Yeshua in that place of worship. How do you know if Jesus is there? Is love present or judgment? Is freedom shared or condemnation? Is peace available or only chaos? Jesus’ love is free and free-flowing. I do not have to “fix” myself before approaching him. He’s already done the work, on the cross. I remember the day I looked into his eyes, and He loved me. His love has given me freedom to love more deeply and live fully in his peace, no matter what.

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Friendly Code Enforcement Reminders from the Dacono Police Department


acono Police Department’s top priority is protecting the health, safety and welfare of Dacono’s citizens and city codes play an important role in this. Codes also help to maintain the attractive appearance of neighborhoods and protect property values. The mission of code enforcement is to ensure compliance with city ordinances in a fair and comprehensive manner. In this issue of friendly code enforcement reminders, we want to focus on property standards. The intent of property standards code enforcement is to preserve and enhance existing neighborhoods, commercial areas, business and the community at large by regulating and controlling the use and maintenance of all properties within the City of Dacono. We ask you to take a moment and review the following exterior maintenance standards within Dacono’s code. Exterior Maintenance * The exterior finish of all structures shall be maintained in good repair, free of defect and shall be maintained prior to a time when the finish has substantially deteriorated. The exterior finish must consist of materials commonly used and meeting industry standards of acceptable construction. * All architectural projections such as cornices, moldings, lintels, sills and similar projections shall be maintained in good repair and free of defects. * All chimneys, vents, gutters, downspouts, light fixtures, roofing or building accessories shall be structurally sound, in good repair and shall be properly secured to an exterior wall or roof. Fences and Retaining Walls All fences and retaining walls shall be in good repair, be structurally sound, in an upright position, and the exterior finish in good repair and free of defect. If the fencing contains slats, all slats must be present and complete in length. Landscaping All landscape areas shall be maintained in compliance with the provisions of Chapter 16, Article 28 of the Dacono Municipal Code. Windows and Doors Windows and exterior glazing shall be sound, free from cracks and loose and broken glass, and be capable of being secured in a closed position. Doors and windows shall be maintained weather tight, watertight and rodent proof. All screening and awnings shall be maintained in good repair and free from tears, holes or other imperfections. Auxiliary Structures All auxiliary structures shall be maintained in a state of good repair or removed from the site. Such structures shall include, but not be limited to, tree houses, club houses, well houses, carports, garages, and miscellaneous sheds or structures. These structures shall be constructed of materials consistent with the use of the structure and shall be structurally sound. Temporary tents or canopies and skateboard ramps shall be restricted to a back yard. Parking Lots The parking lot(s) of commercial establishments or multi-family buildings shall be kept free from potholes, cracks or other deterioration. No dirt, grass or sod parking areas are allowed. All striping and signage, including, but not limited to, parking signage and fire lane or access signage shall be maintained in good condition and clearly visible. If you have questions on this code or other areas of code enforcement, we encourage you to call the Dacono Police Department at 303-833-3095.

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Can Carbon Valley handle another Mexican Restaurant? Absolutely, especially with good food and service that is delivered with a smile. Firestone’s newest restaurant is open and providing three meals a day, seven days a week. Breakfast is served until three o’clock! Skillets, omelets, burritos and traditional options in both Mexican and American are available. Fire roasted red and green bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, plus chorizo, bacon, sausage, AND ham, are in the Maya Ultimate Omelet...sounds delicious and filling! The relaxed and pleasant atmosphere calmed us along with the joyful spirit of our server. One reviewer stated, “Delicious food, kind, hardworking people! Highly recommended, always support local small businesses! A lot of hard work and money was put into this place and their beautiful interior shows!” I have to agree 100%. This facility started out as a hair and nail salon and several restaurants followed. I’ve been in each business. The renovation here is quite nice and the best by far. They have a separate full bar available for those waiting for tables or who just want a cocktail and it is beautiful. Our food, shrimp and chicken fajitas and a chicken burrito, was prompt, hot and

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As the weather stays warmer, longer, watch for an announcement that Maya Grill and Cantina has invited Aztec Dancers to perform. This event is outdoors and promises to be entertaining for the whole family. As for the children, Maya Grill offers a Monday special that kids eat free; one child per paying adult gets a free child’s meal. That special runs all day so take them to breakfast too! My husband said, “If I had one request, it would be larger margaritas!” Maya Grill and Cantina is conveniently located at Firestone Blvd and Colorado Blvd in the Bluestem Plaza at 11078 Cimarron Street. Their phone number is 303.834.9494.

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5th Annual FCA Sports Camp at Hart Park with Coach Geno Lechuga


t’s that time again to register for the 5th Annual FCA Sports Camp led by Coach Geno Lechuga. There are only 350 spots available so don’t wait to register at https://fca.regfox. com/2019ncofirestoncamp. For $15/participant, you will receive a camp T-Shirt, lunch, sponsored by Chick-Fil-A, and fun filled activities in Soccer, Football, LaCrosse, and Agility. The dates of the camp this year are May 30 & May 31 from 9am to noon each day located at Hart Park in Firestone. Come join us and be a part of our program that helps promote exercise, community involvement, teamwork, respect, and faith. Participants must range from age 5 -11 and we are always looking for High School volunteers. Volunteers will also receive a camp T-shirt, lunch, and will be trained on how to lead a group of 5-11 year old kids in these activities. Coach Geno would like to thank the sponsors; Chick-Fil-A, Stapp Toyota, Rocky Mountain Christian Church, and Twin Peaks Youth Sports for helping make this camp happen! Geno writes; “It has always been a dream of mine to create and run a sports camp that was high quality, yet affordable. This way families could get their kids involved in sports and athletics without worrying about the expense. Sports played a big role in my own life and have helped me personally through some really rough times. If this camp can touch the lives of other children or provide the same opportunities sports provided for me when I was younger, then we have done our job”.

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oing Places Travel and the Carbon Valley Active Adults is presenting an informational Travel Show featuring Mayflower Tours and Cruises at the Carbon Valley Rec Center in the Community Room on April 22 at 6PM. To reserve your seat please call 303-833-2739 to RSVP. Light snacks and prizes. Judy Bakanec is owner of Going Places Travel in Frederick. Call her at 303.485.9930 or email her at

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ho knew a little lemonade stand could make such a profound impact on the lives of so many veterans. In 2016, Jackson and Maisie McPherson held a lemonade stand to help raise money for Honor Flight. Since then the annual lemonade stands has raised $14,000 for the cause. This paid for 14 veterans to go to WA D.C. to see the memorials built to honor them, leaving them with a lasting and profoundly positive impact on their lives. Jackson is now 12 and Maisie is 10. When they first started their stand, they were too young to fully understand what their lemonade stand really did for veterans. Over the years and they have come to understand and realize their impact. They have had many veterans contact them and thank them for what they do. When they are asked why they do it? They will tell you: “All the motorcycles are cool”, also “the classic cars and all the jeeps that come are awesome”, and of course, “it is great to help our veterans.” The lemonade stand is now an official 501(c)3 Non-Profit. The mission is simple: To raise money and awareness to veterans causes. And to give children an opportunity to volunteer and make a difference first hand in a veteran’s life by providing lemonade stands to raise funds for veterans causes. Jackson and Maisie are involved in many veterans’ events, laying pennies on soldiers’ tombstones at Fort Logan cemetery on Memorial Day, laying wreaths on soldier’s graves for Wreaths Across America, and a favorite event, helping to serve water and donuts to WWII Veterans in Loveland at a WWII Airplane show. When: May 18, 2019 Where: Mead Town Park, 441 3rd Street, Mead Time:

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Event Includes:  Ole’ Veteran’s “Two Cents Worth” Meet and Greet Booth  Motorcycle Show: Sign up on our website  Lemonade: Come thirsty for free lemonade & cookies served by Jackson, Maisie, & friends! All donations go to High Plains Honor Flight to help fund their first flight on September 15, 2019! If you are unable to attend the event and still would like to donate their website has an online donation button. For more information go to

Area Mayors’ Report—For those of us who do not attend meetings FIRESTONE MAYOR, BOBBI SINDELAR

 In the past few months, staff from the Public Works Department presented to the Board of Trustees updates, projects and operational needs. One critical area is park maintenance. The Town is committed to prioritizing and scheduling overdue maintenance in all Town parks; ensuring proper equipment is purchased and serviced


 Summer Music & Movies Double-Header: New this year at Centennial Field join us on June 22, July 13, and September 14, for a music and movie double-header event. Enjoy live music by an outdoor Joe Baker movie at dusk. Bring your own picnic dinner or make it easy by enjoying a quick bite from a selected food truck and a cold beer from the beer garden during the concert. Admission to the concert and movie is free. No dogs, no


 Stormwater Master Plan – The Town of Mead Board of Trustees approved the 2019 Stormwater Master Plan at the March 11 meeting. This plan provides the Colleen Whitlow Town of Mead with a comprehensive analysis of the area, which will allow for the Town and developers to understand the existing drainage patterns, 100-year runoff flows, and infrastructure capacity for the watershed tributary areas impacting the Town and its future expansion areas. To view the 2019 Stormwater Master Plan, visit the engineering/page/master-plans.  Board of Trustees – Recently, the Board of Trustees adopted an administrative fee schedule for the Mead Police Department, approved the monthly Mead Messenger, received a Wellness Program

regularly to support those maintenance tasks; and will be working to update the Public Works facility to better fit the needs of staff and continue to provide quality service to our community. I am grateful to have such dedicated staff, who are passionate and proud of this community and the amenities that they support.  Mark your calendars for the 18th Annual Firestone Clean Up Day & Food Drive on Saturday, April 27th. Residents are invited to bring unwanted household debris to Firestone’s Public Works facility at 7500 Pine Cone Ave (WCR 20). Commercial waste will NOT be accepted; this event is for residents only. NEW THIS YEAR! Clean Up Day will begin earlier at 6AM and go through 2PM. Each utility account will be limited to 2 free loads during the day. If a resident has more than 2 loads to bring, each additional load will cost $20 - cash only. Truckloads containing loose materials and/or debris must be covered. Please bring a copy of your utility bill and/or your I.D. for outside alcohol please. Have a movie suggestion? Let us know at #HeartDacono.  Carbon Valley Veterans Memorial Parking Area: The City will be paving the parking area at the Veterans Memorial in Dacono this spring. Our annual Wall of Honor Ceremony will take place later this year after the SH 52 & Colorado Blvd. intersection project wraps up.  2019 Citywide Clean-Out Month: Like last year, Dacono residents now have the entire month of May to take their large household waste items to the Front Range Landfill in Erie (1830 Weld County Road 5) to dispose of large household items that are not typically accepted through regular trash service. Pick any day in the month of May that works best for you!  Voucher Required - Dacono residents, with valid ID, can obtain one voucher from Dacono City Hall for free disposal of one load of large bulk items. Only one voucher per household will be issued. Vouchers are not available at the gate. The voucher must be presented to the gate attendant or landfill charges will apply. Please note, one load is defined as a single reimbursement, authorized a community grant to the Mead Elementary School PAC, awarded American West Construction, LLC for the Veteran Pond Toe Drain Project, and approved a Professional Services Agreement with JVA Incorporated for engineering services and special projects. To view the Board of Trustees agenda and meeting information, visit the following webpage at  Community - Activities  Spring is in the air with youth athletics starting off to a great new season. This year the Town of Mead will offer the community youth soccer, softball and tee ball leagues. For more information on practices and games, visit  A great activity in May will be the Historic Denver Mob Tour. This tour is on May 17, departing at 10 a.m. from Town Hall and returning around 4 p.m. The tour takes you to 20 stops in the North Denver area. The cost of the tour is $20 per person plus the cost of lunch. Those interested must register and pay by May 10. For more information, email Janet Torres, Recreational Coordinator, at  Community - Upcoming Events  A friendly reminder that the Mead 9Health Fair will be held April 6 at the Mead High School and the annual Easter Egg Hunt will be on April 13 at Founders Park. If you would like to volunteer to help, go to

proof of residency. Don’t forget! The Town of Firestone would greatly appreciate your non-perishable food item donation on Clean Up Day. All food gifts will be donated to local food banks. Join us for a FREE pancake breakfast (starting at 7AM) and hamburger lunch.  Thank you to all who attended the 19th Annual Meet and Greet hosted by the Firestone Police Department. What a great tradition this event is. I enjoy spending time talking with community members and other county government officials.  I would also like to thank all who attended the first Coffee with a Trustee event. There were over 20 residents who came and great conversations were had. We will be publishing further dates, and to ensure we can talk to a variety of residents they will be on different days and at different times. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and discuss issues or concerns related to the Town of Firestone.  Thank you for your continued support! vehicle or truck. A vehicle/truck with a trailer is considered two loads and additional charges will apply. Vouchers are only valid for use in the month of May 2019.  We want to thank our generous corporate partner, Stericycle, for being a major sponsor of this event. service-locations/colorado  Landfill Hours & Details - Go to or call 303.288.2100 for operating hours and disposal guidelines.  Senior Citizens & Disabled Residents - Residents 65 years of age or older or those with a disability can contact Dacono City Hall and request assistance with their bulk waste disposal. A special container for bulk waste items will be delivered and all items for pick-up must fit inside the container. No additional items will be collected. For this service please have items labeled “CLEAN-OUT DAY” and placed outside by the curb by May 17th. All items must be at the curb as city staff will not enter homes or garages to remove items. Call City Hall at 303.833.2317 ext. 120 to schedule a pick-up.  2019 Spring Clean-Up Days are scheduled for Friday, May 3, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday, May 4, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. You may purchase your permit online via Xpress Bill Pay at the following page:  Thank You – A heartfelt thank you to our Public Works and Police Departments for working tirelessly during our recent storm. These departments assisted Mountain View Fire with down power lines, down trees, down stop signs, traffic accidents on Highway 66 and elsewhere, and stranded motorists while taking care of 53 centerline miles of road. Every Colorado storm is different, and this storm required 24-hour coverage, even when the power went out at the wastewater treatment plant requiring staff to monitor and refuel the backup generator. Thank you, again, to the men and women of our Town staff for keeping our roads and citizens safe!  Stay Informed – Don’t let the cold keep you away from getting Town information. If you can attend our meetings, we meet every second and last Monday of the month. All meetings are open to the public, and the regular scheduled meetings are video recorded for those who are unable to attend. Visit the Town of Mead’s webpage to view meetings at Stay safe and as always, I am happy to come visit you or your organization. Please contact me via email at

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Letter to Editor: I think readers would be interested to know what is happening with the eagle nest that is near Highway 52 and WCR 5. Frederick has given the okay to the developers of the Wyndham subdivision to expand much closer to the nest than the half-mile buffer guidelines of the Colorado Parks and Wildlife agency. Personally, I would like to know why this new building couldn’t be dialed back and the required open space be put closest to this nest for a buffer? These eagles have already been displaced by developers at least once. How about giving them a break and giving our kids an educational opportunity that could be unique and profound? Thank you, B. Diehl (ref. article in Sun., March 10, 2019 The Denver Post) Image by skeeze from Pixabay

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Keep Keith Alquist on the United Power Board of Directors—Vote by April 12


i, I’m Keith Alquist and I am currently one of your directors from the South District. I have represented all of the members of United Power for the last year and an half and I want to continue to represent you for this next term. These are exciting and changing times but the electric business is serious business. Our expanding communities require and demand reliable service at affordable rates. I ask for your support and vote to continue representing you, our member owners, for this next term. I have attended every board meeting and regulatory meeting since I was appointed by the board of directors of United Power to fill the vacant directorship left when the previous director in the South District resigned in 2017. I have put all of my energy into fulfilling my responsibility as a director to do my duty to contribute to the governance of United Power. This past year I completed my Credentialed Cooperative Director Certificate (CCD) that is required by every board member during their first 3 year term. By the time of this election, I will have almost completed the second level of director training, the Board Leadership Certificate. I am currently a member of the National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives and have been for 27 years. I have used this experience to be an active member on the audit committee. My wife, Julie, and I have lived in Brighton for over 26 years and we raised our four children here. Previous to being semi-retired, I was the Vice President and CFO of American Pride Co-op for 20 years until it was merged into Agfinity Inc in 2012. I am an active member of the Rotary Club of Brighton and am involved in a number of projects helping the community, especially the dictionary project for 900 third grade students and

the U.S. Constitution project for almost 1000 fifth grade students in Brighton and Henderson. Many exciting changes have been completed in the last few years that are positioning United Power to continue to serve its members to the highest level possible. AMI meters, solar farms, residential solar, net metering and the Tesla battery project for peak shaving to help save members money are all great projects. The world of generation is changing from carbon based to more renewable sources like solar, wind and hydro. So we must keep ahead of governmental mandates and keep up to date in using the changes in technology to best serve you, our member, owners. I want United Power to continue to be a strong and nationally recognized leader in electric cooperatives. I respectfully ask for your vote to continue to do so.

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Where Am I?

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he term Carbon Valley includes the Town of Frederick, Town of Firestone and the City of Dacono, (Although, Carbon Valley includes Erie, Mead and a few others). In the blink of an eye, you can travel from one town/city to the other and in some cases; see one town/city on your right while another is on your left! The City of Dacono is fairly easy to map out. With Highway 52 dividing Dacono from Frederick; the south street by U-Pump it is Glen Creighton, but the North Street by 7/11 is Frederick Parkway. From Hwy 52 Dacono continues south to road 8. As for the East and west boundaries, Interstate I-25 serves as a dividing line from Erie East to road 17. Only ONE zip code is used for Dacono; 80514, and is established as a Weld County zipcode. The Town of Firestone has a few different pieces in their boundaries. Firestone Starts as far north as Highway 66 and continues south on the East side of Colorado Blvd to Majestic. However, Firestone also includes the area by Interstate I25 and Hwy 119. There are TWO zip codes for Firestone: 80520 and 80504. The 80504 is actually a Boulder County zip code, even though it is in Firestone (Weld County). As for the Town of Frederick, the line starts at Hwy 52 and continues north on both sides of Colorado Blvd to Majestic. At that point, Frederick stops on the East side of Colorado Blvd, but continues north on the West Side. So while Safeway is Firestone, the Milavec Lake, Bella Rosa Golf Course, and housing subdivisions west to I25 are still Frederick. But, remember, Firestone starts again by I25 to include American

Furniture Warehouse, Home Depot center and the Eagle Crest subdivision. The Town of Frederick has THREE zip codes; 80530, 80516 and 80504. Both the 80516 and the 80504 are Boulder County zip codes, even though it is in Frederick. Now, to make it even more mind boggling, the homes on Godding Hollow, (near the lake) are in unincorporated Weld, not Frederick! And, to top off this maze of where things are, nestled in the middle of Frederick off Johnson Street is a small town called Evanston. Yes, a little town inside of Frederick! Are you confused yet? The purpose of this story is two-fold. First, with such close proximity and intertwining of our Towns/Cities, we really are just one big community! Second, if you live in one of the Boulder County zip code areas, be sure when buying insurance, renewing plates, etc. that you always be sure you are noted as Weld County! Just for Fun, try finding a spot where you are in two places at once and take a selfie, noting your location and email it to for your chance to win a gift certificate from Daylight Donuts of Dacono.

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Color Wheels 101


f you feel you may not have an eye for color selection, you aren’t alone. A color wheel provides a foolproof method for finding a color scheme for your paint, upholstery, window and floor coverings and your exterior colors as well. A color wheel shows us the relationships between colors. Most color wheels start with 12 colors: 3 Primary: Red, Yellow, Blue 3 Secondary: Orange, Green, Purple 6 Tertiary: Blue-Violet, Red-Violet, Red-Orange, Yellow-Orange, YellowGreen, Blue-Green Remember the colors on the green side of the wheel are cooler colors and the colors on the red side are warm. ‘Wait a minute,’ you say, ‘I don’t want a Red-Orange and Blue-Green room.’ This is where color dimensions come in. Beginning with our pure colors on the wheel we change the value of each hue (color) by adding white to create a tint, black to create a shade, or gray to create a tone. Thus we have the thousands of colors created by paint companies. From your color wheel we can choose different color schemes:

Monochromatic: One color in its own varying tints, tones and shades. This is where adding textures is important. Complimentary: Two colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel. Simply draw a straight line across. Great for contrast and works best when one of the colors dominate and the other is an accent. Analogous: Two to six colors that sit next to each other on the color wheel. Provides automatic balance. Three or four colors work best. Triad: Three colors that are equally spaced on the color wheel. Place an equilateral triangle over the wheel for perfect harmony. Split Complimentary: One base color with the two colors that are on either side of its complement. Place a Y over the wheel. Others shapes to try: Square, Pentagon and Tetrad (4 colors in a rectangle that are two sets of complements.) These work best when you have one dominant color and carefully balance the others. A good color wheel will include a mixing guide so you can determine a starting point at the paint store. Color Wheels we recommend, all available on Amazon: Color Wheel Color Mixing Guide (3501), Cox 133343 Color Wheel, Cox 3389 Color Wheel.

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Rotary Donates To I Have A Dream Foundation


arbon Valley Rotary presented a $500 check to the I Have a Dream Foundation Class at Thunder Valley K-8 School in Frederick through proceeds of the club’s weekly Happy Dollars activity. Pictured here is Dr. Karen Musick, Principal at Thunder Valley K-8, (left) receiving check from Beverly Mendel, Club President. Rotary is a worldwide service organization with 1.2 million members in over 60 countries. Carbon Valley Rotary is comprised of business professionals and community leaders dedicated to making a positive difference globally and in the Carbon Valley area. For more information about Rotary call 303-596-7731 or email

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My sister, Peggy, celebrates her birthday on April 27. One of the most special days in my life! I’m the luckiest sister in all of creation. Peggy is the kindest, most generous and loving person I know. Every body who knows her is better for having her in their life. So grateful for the times we get together. Wish we were replicating this trip this month. All our love to the nicest woman, wife, mom, daughter, grandma, aunt, friend, and sister!

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Northern Colorado Realtor® Tracy Graham Joins Keller Williams in Longmont


racy Graham, one of Northern Colorado’s top- producing real estate professionals, formerly with RE/MAX Traditions, switched brokerages to join Keller Williams 1st Realty market center in Longmont, with a branch office coming soon to Firestone. Graham has a stellar reputation, incredible relationships and a top sales history helping hundreds of individuals and families achieve their real estate dreams. While at RE/MAX, Graham was inducted into the RE/MAX Hall of Fame, in addition to receiving numerous other awards. Graham focuses her residential real estate business on the Northern Colorado Front Range. She is a hyper-local specialist with a deep understanding of the neighborhoods, property trends and market shifts affecting all types of real estate transactions. Ensuring her clients receive cuttingedge market knowledge, Graham continuously hones her skills and offers every advantage possible through continuous education and earning Realtor® specialty designations including: Graduate, Realtor Institute, Certified Residential Specialist, Accredited Buyer Representation, Certified Negotiation Expert, Short Sale Foreclosure Specialist and Certified Distressed Property Expert. “We’re beyond excited to welcome Tracy to the Keller Williams family,” said Cassidy Young, Team Leader of Keller Williams 1st Realty. “At Keller Williams we believe in succeeding through people and aligning ourselves with agents who embody our culture. Having Tracy on our team is a huge win for us.” “I joined Keller Williams 1st Realty because I saw great opportunity in being a part of this talented network of real estate agents,” noted Graham. “I wanted to take my business to the next level and after serious consideration, I knew joining Keller Williams was a logical next step.

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The technology Keller Williams provides allows me to gain access to cutting-edge information, provide an even higher value and service to my buyers and sellers.” Graham has a heart for giving back and serving her community. Last year through various food drives and generous community support, she collected over 1,000 pounds of food and raised over $750 in monetary donations to benefit the Carbon Valley Help Center. This year for 2019, Graham is donating a portion of each of her closings toward local community programs supporting families and ensuring kids have a great holiday season.

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Weld Joins Other Colorado Counties As A Second Amendment Sanctuary County WELD COUNTY, CO (3/6/19) —


oday, the Weld County Board of Commissioners joined a growing number of Colorado counties declaring themselves a “Second Amendment Sanctuary County.” The resolution comes in response to HB 19-1177, or the Red Flag Bill, which allows family members, household members or law enforcement to petition a judge to remove firearms from an individual they deem dangerous to themselves or others. “The issue isn’t an issue of safety as much as it is an issue of protecting the constitutional rights of citizens,” said Commissioner Chair Barbara Kirkmeyer. Per the resolution, the Weld County Commissioners affirmed their “support for the Weld County Sheriff in the exercise of his sound discretion to not enforce against any citizen an unconstitutional firearms law”. “When we are elected into office, we take an oath in front a judge to support the Constitution of the United States,” said Commissioner Pro Tem Mike Freeman. “And that’s exactly what this resolution says we will do.” “Case after case has affirmed the second amendment of the constitution,” said Commissioner Scott James. “Taking constitutional rights away from citizens under the guise that it is for the ‘greater good’ is a very dangerous path to walk

down, and one we do not support.” S i m i l a r to the other Colorado county resolutions, the Weld County resolution states the Board of Commissioners “will not appropriate government funds for capital construction of building space and purchase of storage systems to store weapons seized pursuant to the authority and requirements set forth in H.B. 19-1177, if such bill is enacted by the Colorado General Assembly, and /or for the purpose of enforcing any other law that unconstitutionally infringes up on the right of the People of Weld County to keep and bear arms.” “The principal of due process is at the very core of this issue,” said Commissioner Sean Conway. “What this bill does is create a system where a person must defend/ prove their innocence against an action that hasn’t even been taken.” “This bill is nothing more than a feelgood measure that will not stop the actions it is aiming to prevent,” said Commissioner Steve Moreno. “There are other solutions that must be seriously considered when talking about mental health issues in this country. This bill is not it.” Jennifer Finch, Weld County Communications Director

here are some things in life we just expect to work – always: the lights when we flip the switch on; the television when we push the remote button. But often we give little thought as to what actually makes those things so reliable, what makes them work, until they don’t. Perhaps none more true than being able to call 911 when we need emergency help. Putting together a state-of-the-art emergency communications system is one of the responsibilities we as commissioners take very seriously. With 300,000 people calling approximately 4,000 square miles home in our county, our job is to make sure, whether rural or urban, the same service is available and reliable for all of our constituents. Over the years, county government has invested millions of dollars in our Public Safety Communications infrastructure; not only to ensure residents can connect with first responding agencies in an emergency but also to ensure first responding agencies can connect with each other when responding to calls. Last year alone, the county invested more than $11 million in hardware and software upgrades to emergency communications platforms. The county purchased a new communications tower in the Windsor/Severance area and has partnered with Windsor Police and the Windsor-Severance Fire Protection District to develop the site to ensure reliable communication platforms for first responders along the 1-25 corridor north of Highway 34. The county also replaced the communications tower in the Grover area to ensure improved coverage in the north-eastern part of our county. The upgrade in our software programs and the creation of a redundant system further ensures the reliability of our Land Mobile Radio systems for first responders, which, in turn, ensures reliable communication and response to the public.

But not all of the investments are made just to the internal/response end of public safety communications. In 2017, the county launched its Text-To-911 service to the public, which allows people who can’t verbally provide information about their emergency to text that information to our dispatch center. And another enhancement, which launched in January of this year, allows for more accurate location finding of people calling from mobile devices anywhere in the county. The dedication of the Board of Commissioners to create the best public safety communications system is second only to the dedication of our public safety communications staff to maintain and run that system. For the past five years, the Weld County Regional Communications Center has been awarded an honor given to less than 200 communications centers world-wide: it has been accredited as an Emergency Medial Dispatch Center of Excellence. In 2015, the center was recognized as one of the top ten call centers in the country by And in 2017, the center’s manager was one of only 22 graduates from the prestigious Certified Public Safety Executives Program. Our staff ’s dedication to providing the best in public safety communications to our residents is amazing and a testament to their dedication to provide the best service to the people of this county. Together, staff, emergency first responders and commissioners are continually exploring ways to improve our systems and our processes. The Board is committed to investing in hardware, software and other tools that help improve the reliability and efficiency of the service we proudly provide. Because at the end of the day, we want your ability to call for emergency help to be so reliable that you never question how it works because, well, it just always does.

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Please join us for the Mountain Shadows & The Shores 2nd Annual Easter Eggstravaganza!


o you love cheap advertisement for your business or organization? Well, we have the event for you! This is a free event for community members so there will be a lot of foot traffic. Plus, it’s a great way to support your local community and get word out about your business! Representatives from businesses, schools, city departments, clubs, and nonprofit organizations and organizations are encouraged to share information, literature, giveaways, candy (please, no peanuts) and product samples at this community-wide event. We are expecting 350+ people. Easter basket raffles, giveaways and vendor hand outs are encouraged! (No sales are allowed) Reserve your booth today! Fees are $20 for 10x10 and $40 for a 20x20 space. There is no electricity at the site. Event Information: Saturday, April 13th, 2019 1:00pm-4:00pm Mountain Shadows Open Space Area (Cross Streets: Cherryvale St & Mountain Shadows Blvd) Firestone, CO Backup location in case of bad weather: Imagine Charter School Gym VENDORS: Sign up here: Fees to be paid upon vendor check in at site.

Purpose Church April Events Friday, April 19th

Purpose Church invites you to share in a reverent Good Friday Service, 7:00pm at Coal Ridge Middle School (6201 Booth Drive, Firestone). We would love to have you join us. For more information please visit or call 303.651.1640.

Saturday, April 20th

Purpose Church would like to invite all young children and their families to our annual Eggstravaganza! As part of the

Resurrection Sunday celebration with our community, we will be hosting a Festival and Games from 3:00 - 4:30pm on Saturday, April 20th. This will be at 9993 CR 11 (Corner of Birch & Sable) in Firestone. Please contact the church at Hello@Purpose.Church or 303.651.1640 with questions.

Sunday, April 21st

Please come join us at Purpose Church to celebrate Resurrection Sunday! Service Time: 10:30am at Coal Ridge Middle School (6201 Booth Drive, Firestone). For more information please visit or call (303) 651-1640.

Grandview Church Celebrates 2nd Anniversary


f you have ever had contact with Grandview Church, or if you’ve ever considered checking us out, would you be our guests for our 2nd Anniversary Celebration? Join us Sunday April 7th, at Mead Middle School @ 9:30 am for a look back at what God has done, and is doing, in and through our church and community these last two years! Then stay and enjoy a free burrito brunch with us after our worship gathering! We’re here for you! www.

Area Churches Dacono New Horizons Christian Church Worship 10:00 a.m. & Bible School 9:00a 303-833-3013 701 Carbondale St., Dacono Pastor Rob Thomas CV Seventh-Day Adventist Church 422 8th St. #A, Dacono, CO 80514 Sabbath School 9:45 A.M. Saturday Worship Service 11:15 A.M. Pastor Frank Wilson 720-939-5472 Northern Hills Christian Church Services & Sun. School at 9:09a & 10:44a Saturday Service at 5:05 p.m. 720-685-1717 5061 E. 160th Ave., Dacono/Brighton Pastor Thomas The Fort Foursquare Church Saturday Service 6:00 pm 421 7th St. Pastors Dave and Pat Findley 720.849.4891 Breakthrough Ministries Pastor Tim Martinez Sunday service 10:00am & 6:00pm Wednesdays Bible study 6:30pm Monday prayer 6:30pm 530 Cherry St | 720.297.1997 Frederick St. Theresa Catholic Church 502 Walnut Street, Frederick Mass: Monday - Wednesday 8:30am Friday 8:30am Friday 6:00pm (Espanol) Saturday 5:00pm Sunday 7:00am and 10:00am, 12:00pm & 5:00pm (Espanol) (303) 833-2966 Fr. Hernan Florez, Pastor St. Brigit Episcopal Church Sun. Worship: 9:30am 110 Johnson St. Frederick 720-208-0280 Pastor: Felicia SmithGraybeal

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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; Rev. Fr. Loan Bogdan L.I.F.E. Fellowship Sun. School & Services at 8:30a & 10:30a 451 Oak St., Frederick 303.304.1159 Pastor Brady Thornton Rocky Mountain Christian Church Frederick Campus Non-denominational Christian Sun. Worship 9:15 & 10:45 a.m. 5860 Majestic St (CR13 N. of Hwy 52), Frederick 303.652.2211 Lead Pastor Matt Cote Rinn United Methodist Church Worship 9:30a Sun. School 10:45a Cowboy Fellowship Weds. 7:00p 3783 Bella Rosa Pkwy & I-25 W., Frontage Rd. 303-776-1578 Revered Bryson P. Lillie Cowboy Christian Fellowship Wednesdays from 7-8 p.m., Rinn UMC 3783 Bella Rosa Pkwy, Frederick Sue-Marie or Galen at 303-661-0841. or e-mail 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 Tri-Town Baptist Church Sun. School 9:00a Worship 10:00a & 5p Wed. King’s Kids 6:30 Bible Study 7:00 420 Johnson St. (Oak St.), Frederick 303-833-2826

Pastor Don Veazey Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Sts 9029 Grand Mesa Avenue, Frederick Rinn Valley Ward Bishop Keith Lorimer 303-815-5059 Sacrament Meeting: 9 a.m. Saddleback Ward Bishop Robert Briggs, 720-589-0515 Sacrament Meeting: 11 a.m. Peak View Ward Bishop Ryan Bingham 720-290-6353 Sacrament Meeting: 1 p.m. Firestone Purpose Church Worship Service Sun. at 10:30 a.m. (303)651-1640 Coal Ridge M.S., 6201 Booth Dr, Firestone Pastor Brian Thompson Grace Point Community Church Firestone, CO 80520 720-217-3407 Pastor Tim Lyon Bnai Yisra’ĕl in YHUH Firstone, CO 80504 7th day Sabbath Fellowship in Firestone 970-430-8594 Carbon Valley Lutheran Worship Sundays, 10am Centennial Elementary 10290 Neighbors Parkway, Firestone 720.833.8873 Pastor Tim Spiegelberg 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 ( 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 500 Briggs St., Erie

St. Scholastica Catholic Church 615 Main St., Erie 303-828-4221 Pastor: Fr. Robert Wedow Mass: Tues 6p; Wed-Fri 9a Sat 7:30m, 4p; Sun 8:30a 11:30a Communion Service: Monday 9:00am 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 Rejoice Lutheran Church Sun. Worship 9:30am 3413 Lowell Lane, Erie. 303-828-3953 Pastor Ruby Narucki New Hope Fellowship/Erie Baptist Church Corner of Cheeseman & High, Erie Sun. 10:00 am & Children’s 10:30 am (303) 828-0638 Pastor Dr. Mitch Gardner Calvary Bible Church 615 Evans St. - Erie Sunday Services at 9am and 10:30am Pastor Thomas Milburn Office: 303-442-3484 Impact Rock Church (303) 835-4214 470 Briggs St Erie, CO 80516 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 Orchard Community Church Sunday Services 10:00 am Erie High School, 3180 County Road 5 Erie, Colorado 80516 (303) 485-0922 Pastor Gary Shackleton, Jr.

Northern Ridge Baptist Church Sun. School 9a Worship 10:15a Wed. Children’s AWANA 6:40 p.m. Bible Study 6:45 p.m. Meets at Vista Ridge Academy, behind King Soopers 3100 Ridge View Dr. Erie, CO 303-420-5810 Pastor Mike DeVries Mead Abundant Life Church Sun. Service & Sun. School 10:00a 970-535-0311 4380 Hwy. 66 (.3 mile east of I-25 on S) Pastor Jim Coleman Guardian Angels Catholic Church 109 S. 3rd St. Mead, CO 80542 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 970-535-0721 Rev. Alan Hartway, Administrator Mead United Methodist Church Sun. Worship - 9:00am 511 Palmer Ave, Mead, (970)535-4249 Pastor Mark Heiss

Grace Church-Lake Park Worship Sunday 9:00 & 10:45am 2415 Lake Park Drive, Longmont 80503 303-772-5685 Pastor Jeff Foote Grace Church-Sandstone Worship Sunday 9:00 & 10:45am 2950 Colorful Ave, Longmont 80504 303-772-5685 Pastor Jeff Foote Candlelight Christian Fellowship of Longmont | Sherman Village 1225 Ken Pratt Blvd., Suite 228, Longmont, CO 80501 Sunday Service 10:00 a.m. Pastor Paul Van Noy | 720.526.0957 Grace Church Sandstone Campus 2950 Colorful Avenue, Longmont 80504 Ft. Lupton Destiny Church 307 S Fulton Ave, Fort Lupton Sunday at 10am, Wed at 7pm plus children, teen ministries & small groups Rob Rocca, Pastor

Grandview Church Meets at Mead Middle School Sunday 9:30am 620 Welker Ave. Mead 720.899.1126 Pastor Bruce Hendrich

Lafayette Flatirons Community Church 355 W South Boulder Road, Lafayette Sat. 4p & 6p and Sun. 9a & 11a 303-664-5524 | Jim Bergen

Longmont New Creation Church 737 Bross Street, Longmont, CO 80501 303-776-4225 Sundays: 8:30 and 10:45 AM Pastor Mario Latini

Northern Hills Church Meets Sundays at 9:00 and 10:45am 5061 E. 160th Ave Brighton, CO (Hwy 7) 720.685.1717 | Pastor Rob Kelly Living Water Church 700 W South Boulder Rd, Lafayette 303-668-1329

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Colorado Christian Writers Conference May 15-18, 2019 Twenty-third year!

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CV Rotary Annual Easter Egg Hunt


arbon Valley Rotary’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday, April 20, from 1 to 2:30 pm at Hart Park in Firestone, CO: •All ages welcome with four “hunt” areas divided by age & height •10,000 candy stuffed eggs – no ready-set-go! •The Easter Egg Hunt lasts the entire 1 1/2 hours •FREE BOOK for every child from to Ehrlich I-25 Kia •Children’s activities include the Fire Safety House, the Easter Bunny & Easter Cow •Easter Egg Stuffing Party & Potluck Thursday, April 11, 3:00 to 8:00 pm at Anderson Farms,

6728 Country Road 3 1/4, Erie

Volunteers Needed to stuff eggs & help during the Egg Hunt. For more information email BevMendel@carbonvalleyrotary. org or call 303.596.7731. In the event of inclement weather, or where the ground is water saturated or snow covered, the Easter Egg Hunt will be moved to the Carbon Valley Rec Center at 701 5th Street in Frederick from 1:00 to 2:30 pm the day of the event. The Easter Egg Hunt will not be rescheduled. The Carbon Valley Rotary Club is a dynamic group making a positive difference in our area through community involvement with a focus on youth & literacy. Guests are welcome to join us Tuesday mornings from 7:00 to 8:00 am at Bella Rosa Golf Course, 5830 Bella Rosa Parkway, Frederick.

Whether you write fiction or nonfiction, for children or adults, CCWC will equip you to write about a God who is real, who is reachable, and who changes lives. u Be inspired in our general sessions to “write His answer.” u Sharpen your writing and marketing skills from your choice of 8 continuing sessions plus 42 workshops or 4 clinics. u Choose from 5 exciting Wednesday afternoon 3-hour learning labs or optional hour-long workshops. u Learn from 53 faculty members—many new to CCWC! u Meet one-on-one with faculty. Full-time early birds are entitled to SIX 15-minute appointments! u Form deep friendships with others who share your passion for words and the Lord. u Participate in Friday’s Authors’ Night and Book Signing.

YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park Center Marlene Bagnull, Director ~ 484-991-8581

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Body + Soul Wellbeing Food for the Soul—The Best Treasure


ver notice a $5 or $10 or $20 bill on the ground when no one else is anywhere around? Perhaps it was even a larger denomination. It’s like finding hidden treasure in plain sight. Not many would object to such a discovery. Or maybe you were on a hike in the mountains and you got off the main trail and discovered a beautiful scene that few had ever seen; you took it all in and got some phone photos to remember what you had found. Did you ever get a “hot tip” on some bargain being sold downtown or at a garage sale with just what you were looking for at an undervalued price? There are many more examples of making a personal gain that improves your life/lifestyle that seem to come to you ‘out of nowhere’. Let me give you a “hot tip” on the very best treasure I have ever discovered in my 72 years of walking on this planet. I’ll let you in on it free of charge! At the tender young age of 23, having survived a tour in Viet Nam and being married to the girl of my dreams, we found ourselves at a weekend retreat near Mason City, Iowa put on by Campus Bible Fellowship. Over that ice-cold weekend we heard numerous testimonials from extremely satisfied ‘customers’ of one of the best-known Persons in the universe- God. Some claimed to have met Him as children; others as adults. There were both men and women, college students (like I was) and PhD professors, and a few other

folks in the group. The entire time my ears were filled with amazing and newto-me information about the Creator of our universe and His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. Needless to say I was taken aback at the overwhelming excitement of all these totally-convinced believers. And I asked questions, keeping two Iowa State students up until 5 in the morning, and having them answer everything I wondered about. They also showed me in the Bible where the references were to support what they said. Even being raised in a church, much of this was new to me. My grasp of the Bible was that it was a large ‘decoration’ in the front of the church building on an altar beneath a large decorative cross. I had never read much of it, and certainly thought that my ongoing college education would equip me nicely for the life ahead of me. To my surprise, our Saturday evening speaker shared from Colossians 2:3, a verse about Jesus which states “…in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” Wow! Could it be true that ALL wisdom and knowledge were tied up in the Person of Jesus? The man argued this very convincingly. I might not be the sharpest crayon in the box, but I wanted to find out the veracity of his claims. On the way home from this retreat I could not get out of my mind all of the satisfying answers I had heard presented about my need to establish a personal relationship with

Metropolitan Physical Therapy Opens Second Location in Erie! Schedule Your Complimentary Consultation!


etropolitan Physical Therapy is a privately-owned outpatient physical therapy practice located in Lafayette, Colorado. After many years of practice in orthopedics, Dr. Vincent Carmellini decided he wanted to have a different kind of physical therapy practice; one that focuses on good patient management and innovative science-based solutions for spine and orthopedic care. This clinic is unique to the area as it is the only private PT clinic in the area that focuses on treatment and management of acute and chronic spine pain, including Whiplash related injuries. Dr. Carmellini is the only PT in the area that is a BoardCertified Specialist in Orthopedics and certified in Manual Therapy. He also specializes in dry needling, vestibular rehabilitation, occupational rehabilitation, and hand therapy.

Metropolitan Physical Therapy’s Values:

 Transparency: We will at every opportunity provide billing and treatment transparency. All therapists will fully disclose if they have any financial relationships with any treatment or product they recommend.  Innovation: We encourage creativity and forward thinking to provide you with the most efficient care with the best outcomes.  Commitment: When you become a client of Metropolitan Physical Therapy, our staff is committed to making sure you have an excellent experience at our clinic.  Advocacy: We will advocate with you, especially when you are considering surgical and pain management options. Metropolitan Physical Therapy is conveniently contracted with most insurance companies, including medical lien companies such as Personicare, Marrick, Bridgewell, and Injury Finance. Call for a complete list. Metropolitan Physical Therapy is currently accepting new clients. Their hours are 7AM-7PM Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 7-12PM on Saturdays. Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays please call for a morning appointment. Located on the Northwest corner of US Highway 287 and Baseline Road, we offer convenient access to the communities of Lafayette, Louisville, Erie, Broomfield, Boulder, Longmont, Westminster, Gunbarrel, and Superior. Call for your complimentary consultation. 303.665.2405.

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Jesus Christ, both to insure my admittance into Heaven one day, and to guarantee me an abundant life here on earth the rest of my days. How could I go wrong by asking? If this was a bunch of baloney I would figure it out soon enough, I reasoned, and if it were all true, I was missing out on a life that one can only dream of. So right there in my 1938 Chrysler Royal driving down Highway 66 heading home to Zearing, Iowa on the night of 2-14-1970 with my eyes wide open, this farm boy bowed his heart and surrendered my life to Jesus, and that’s when the fireworks began, in a very good way. My heart was flooded with the peace of God, and thus began a near-50 year journey of joy and complete satisfaction with my Savior. I cannot say I have come anywhere close to understanding ALL wisdom and knowledge, but I can say with confidence that my Lord has never failed me nor let me down, and I have had NO disappointment in Him. I can tell you (if you have ears to hear), that you are missing out terribly if you only have religion. Relationship is 100 times better, plus it lasts forever. The best treasure you can ever find is a personal relationship with the God of the universe. How do you get to this place in life? Romans 10:9-13 reads as follows: “that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved; for with the heart

man believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation. For the Scripture says, Whoever believes in Him will not be disappointed. For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call upon Him; for whoever will call upon the name of the Lord will be saved.” If you can fog a mirror, God offers you Himself. Don’t put it off any longer- today is the best day to find out for yourself that what I am telling you is true and meant for you. After you make this commitment, come join our church family for nourishing your new faith. We’d love to meet you and grow together in the Lord.

Jim pastors Abundant Life Church, meeting at 10:00 am Sundays at 4380 Highway 66, just 3/10 mile east of I25 on the south side. Why follow religion when you can have much more in a relationship with God Himself?

Veterans Vet Connect Event A Success


he Vet Connect Resource Fair for Veterans & Families held March 2nd at Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center in Loveland was a great success. The first of its kind regional event, hosted by Qualified Listeners, consisted of over 40 agencies and organizations experienced in providing assistance to Veterans, including prime employers who focus on hiring Veterans. “The response we’ve received from the Veterans attending the event has been overwhelming”, commented Greg Goettsch, Founder and Executive Director of Qualified Listeners. “We provided vetted resources to the Veterans for them to know what services are available, the VA was there to answer their questions, they had access to large employers for career opportunities, but most importantly we wanted them to know they are not alone and there are many who care. We even offered a survey on their top three needs and the feedback is very telling.” We would like to thank our sponsors for helping make the event possible:  Embassy Suites  50+Marketplace  Canvas Credit Union  Woodward  Walmart  High Country HarleyDavidson  Furniture Row  Cornerstone Home Lending, Inc. For more information visit or call 720-600-0860 Photo courtesy News


Veterans & VA Eligibility


he VA provides excellent service to many Veterans, but 60% of Veterans are not in the VA System. Many do not qualify because of income, they don’t have a service-related disability, or because of the time period they served. Financial Disclosure does not apply to: • A Former Prisoner of War • A Purple Heart recipient • A recently discharge Combat Veteran • Individuals discharged for a disability incurred or aggravated in the line of duty • Those receiving VA Service Connected disability Compensation • Those receiving VA Pension • Served in a Theater of Operations for 5 years post discharge • Those in receipt of Medicaid Benefits • Those who served in Vietnam between January 9, 1962 and May 7, 1975 • Those who served in SW Asia during the Persian Gulf War between Aug. 2, 1990 and Nov 11, 1998 • Those who served at least 30 days at Camp Lejeune between Aug. 1, 1953 an Dec. 31, 1987 Veterans with a service-related disability still need to report income for copay status but will be covered under VA Healthcare. Qualified Listeners is one of the most active Veteran support organizations in Northern Colorado and SE Wyoming. Our job is to assist with the needs of Veterans and their families. If you know a Veteran with questions on VA eligibility or paperwork, ask them to call us at 720-600-0860 or email and we’ll put them in touch with a Veteran Service Officer.

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Healthy Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Cold and Flu


hinese herbal medicine is not “once size fits all�. There are many formulas to choose from that treat the exact type of cold or flu symptoms. For example, Chuan Xin Lian treats the illness that begins with a VERY sore throat followed by coughing and phlegm. Additionally, there are several Chinese medical techniques that have been scientifically proven to increase the white blood cell count and reduce inflammation, thereby coaxing 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 assists in moving blood and fluids, expel phlegm and improve Lung function. 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 surface of the skin. People find this oddly relaxing and children sometimes feel ticklish. This Japanese technique stimulates the production of white blood cells and reduces inflammation. This method is 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 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 proven 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 weak, moxibustion is not for children. When a person comes into the office reporting that they “feel run down� like they’re going to get a cold, then I do all three of these techniques and suggest an herbal formula that will strengthen the immune system. If caught in the very early stages of illness, it is most likely that this person escapes the cold altogether. If the person comes in during the throes of illness, these techniques and acupuncture will assist their system into fighting it off more vigorously, and prevent it from progressing more deeply. When people get the same cold repeatedly, I suggest a few acupuncture treatments, and also recommend individual-specific food and herbal medicine in order to help get their immune s y s t e m strong again.

Daisy Lear, MSOM, Dipl.Ac., L.Ac., practices Chinese medicine & acupuncture at 1159 Lefthand Drive in Longmont, CO 80501. Her phone number is 303.587.3557, her email is or visit website at She is a Healthcare Provider for CIGNA and Aetna. She is the Director of Acupuncture for Veterans and their Families also and you can learn more at

Life Choices Ride for Life Motorcycle Poker Run


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ime For Change Personal Training and Fitness Group started a 10 Week Healthy Weight Loss Challenge at the beginning of January 2019. The purpose of this challenge is to improve your overall health by losing fat, gaining lean muscle mass, and to help improve your nutrition and water intake. The winner of the 10 Week Healthy Weight Loss Challenge is Deb Bauer, who lost 15lbs (7.85%), lost many inches overall, and earned $330 from everyone’s buyin for the challenge, way to go Deb! She accomplished this by attending my Time For Change Fitness Group Classes two times per week, home workouts, walking, including eating healthy with good water intake. I’m so proud of all the ladies for working hard to improve their health. It’s not too late to focus on your health again. Take action starting today to create a plan for yourself by thinking about these questions: How will you start eating better and where will you workout? Who is going to do this with you? What are some short term goals? Who/what do you need to say “no� to in order to give yourself the gift of fitness? Here are 5 things that will help you in your fitness plans: 1. Prioritize - People often say they’re too busy and don’t have time to workout or eat healthy. We’re all busy, but you don’t want the possible chronic health issues to take hold and wreak havoc in your life from inactivity. Prioritize your workouts and put them on the calendar. Plan ahead with healthy meals, create a shopping list, and choose to make healthy choices as often as you can. 2. Consistency comes from a strong ‘Why’ and Community - My why is that I need to stay fit for my health, and my family. I have a child with severe special

needs that will require my help every day for the rest of her life, so I need to remain strong and healthy for her and the rest of my family. I also have a community of people in my fitness groups that I look forward to working out with four times per week, and I know many of the ladies feel the same way about the camaraderie in my classes. 3. Natural Strengths and Weaknesses - Focus more on the many things you excel at and don’t get down on yourself if someone is better than you at something. We need to avoid negative self-talk and comparing ourselves to others. 4. Try New Things - We are people of habit and get caught up in routines. If you feel bored or stuck in a rut, try learning a new skill, join my ladies only fitness group, or sign up for a fitness event in the area. 5. The Path To Success Will Not Be Straight, but there are less difficult paths to get there. Find a coach or trainer that will guide and help you attain your goals faster. I’m a Mobile Personal Trainer that can come to your home to help you with your fitness goals. Make your health a priority starting today! Contact Tracy Rewerts, NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Nutrition Specialist at 303-828-2856, or check out my new website at

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In and Around Carbon Valley, Erie, & Mead

April Helping Hand Food Pantry The Helping Hand Food Pantry/Life Fellowship Church are open the third Thursday of each month from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., serving a free community dinner and offering a food box to help anyone in need. We are @ 451 Oak St. in Frederick, inside Life Fellowship Church. Please contact Stephanie @ 303-7095218 with any questions or if you need an emergency food box.

Graduation Venue Available Hold on tight parents, graduation will be here before you know it! We’d love to host your graduates big party. We have so much to offer, come check us out Lily Farm Fresh Event Center, 1833 County Road 53 in Keenesburg, CO 80643. Contact us at 720-676-9799 or

Got Summer Plans? Calling all 8-12 year olds for a summer camp like no other!! Up with People, Jr. combines leadership, performing arts and service learning. Join our June or July session at Centennial Elementary in Firestone! or contact Lindsay Adams at (303) 775-6312.

Location: American Legion 870 1st Street Firestone, CO 80520 Post Monthly Meeting – 2nd Tuesday at 7pm Community Breakfast - 3rd Saturday at 8am Auxiliary Monthly Mtg - 4th Tuesday at 6:30pm Fourth Friday Dinners: 6:00 pm Fifth Monday Dinners: 6:00 pm

The Post and Auxiliary encourages those interested in learning more about the Veterans of Foreign War to come and learn how they can help make an impact on the lives of veterans in the Carbon Valley area. Learn how you can get involved with the Post at or the Auxiliary at COME JOIN US. We welcome you to be a part of these great organizations!

Honor Flight Is Back! New name, “High Plains Honor Flight” First flight is scheduled for September 15, 2019. The Mile of Smiles Lineup will be ready to greet them. For more information, email

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Did you know the Carbon Valley Regional Library participates in 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten? It’s a national program to help families with newborns, infants and toddlers enjoy reading as a bonding experience and promote early literacy. Numerous studies estimate that as many as one in five children have difficulties learning to read. Reading has been associated as an early indicator of academic success. You can track the books you read with your child to get fun and free prizes along the way. You’ll also get new book recommendations every week!

Platteville Hiring Job Opportunity: Town of Platteville Code Enforcement Official Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 1:00 pm (variable if needed) Salary Range: $15.00-$17.00 per hour plus benefits – health, dental, vision, life, retirement, holiday, vacation, and sick leave. Open until filled. EOE Duties: Monitors compliance to Municipal Code and local regulations, interacts with citizens to resolve compliance issues and reports to staff regarding status of properties. Full job description available at or call (970) 785-2245 with questions.

Good Friday Come join us at Purpose Church for GOO D F R I D A Y - A P R I L 1 9 , 2019-7:00pm at Coal Ridge Middle School 6201 Booth Drive, Firestone. For more information please visit www.purpose. church or call (303) 651-1640 Pastor Brian Thompson.

Eggstravaganza! Purpose Church would like to invite all young children to our annual Eggstravaganza! To celebrate Resurrection Sunday with our community, we will be hosting our Festival and Games 3:00 4:30pm on Saturday, April 20th. This will be at 9993 CR 11 (Corner of Birch & Sable) in Firestone. Please contact the church at Hello@Purpose.Church or (303) 651-1640 with questions.

Mark Young Construction, Resurrection Sunday at Inc. 30th Anniversary Purpose Church

MYC Premiered in 1989. For our 30th anniversary celebration, we are going back in time to celebrate movies that came out during that year. Join us on this journey! Keep your eye out every Friday until our premiere as we showcase a new movie featuring our stars, our amazing employees. SAVE THE DATE for MYC’s star studded 30th anniversary celebration! Friday, April 12th, 2019 from 12-4pm at our offices 7200 Miller Place, Frederick, CO 80504

Wilderness Financial Events Check our Facebook page for more information and to RSVP or RSVP to 720500-2602 x103 Events. *Securities offered through Securities America, Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC. Heather L. Morgan, Investment Representative. Advisory Services offered through Securities America Advisors, Inc. Heather L. Morgan, Financial Advisor. Wilderness Financial LLC and Securities America are separate entities.

More info: Jan Sunderland, PT Advisory Practice Assistant & Events Coordinator, Wilderness Financial, 2950 Colorful Avenue, Ste 5, Longmont, Colorado 80504, 720500-2602*877-213-1638 Ext 102 or

2019 Spring Clean-Up Day Ft. Lupton Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 8 AM – 12 PM at 800 12th St, Fort Lupton.


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Come join us at Purpose Church for RESURRECTION SUNDAY-APRIL 21, 2019 Service Time: 10:30am at Coal Ridge Middle School 6201 Booth Drive, Firestone. For more information please visit or call (303) 651-1640. Pastor Brian Thompson

Sweet Salvage & Rustic Relics APRIL BARN SALE Spring weather can be a bit dicey but we’re giving it a go… JOIN US FOR OUR SPRING KICK-OFF Friday Evening, April 26TH -- 5-7 p.m. Saturday, April 27TH and Sunday, April 28TH – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 11447 County Road 13 (Colo. Blvd.) Longmont (1/2 mile N. of the Firestone King Soopers) Antiques, Home Décor, Yard Art & More!!!

Save The Date Next Honor Flight September 15th. Now taking applications for Veterans and Guardians The Mile of Smiles Lineup will be ready to greet our Veterans! For more information email

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Ladies, join us for Interval/Circuit Training Class on Mondays & Wednesdays at 7pm in Frederick, Tuesdays and Fridays at 8:30am in Niwot. Your first session is Free, then the special is $40 for a 10 Session Punch Card, good at either location. Required to RSVP online for class. Contact Tracy Rewerts, NASM Certified Personal Trainer & Fitness Nutrition Specialist at http://timeforchangepersonaltraining. com/ or call 303.828.2856 for more info. Check out my new website!

Veteran and Family Class Offered May is Mental Health Month. Carbon Valley Rotary is hosting a Mental Health First Aid Class Thursday, May 16, from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm at the Carbon Valley Regional Library, 7 Park Place in Firestone. The class is will focus on Veterans and some of their issues based on their experience while serving in the military. Veterans, their family members, and Veteran supporters at any level are encouraged to attend. The class is interactive and designed to learn how to recognize and respond to challenges within the Veteran Community. Rotary is partnering with North Range Behavioral Health, Qualified Listeners, and the Library to bring the class to the Carbon Valley Area. The class is free, but registration is required at BarbGoettsch@ or call 720-600-0860.

American Legion Celebrates 100 Years! The American Legion is the oldest veterans group in America. A lot of people don’t know that. Unfortunately, many people, including current members, don’t know what the Legion stands for and what it has done for our vets and this country. The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 with a focus on service to veterans, service members and communities. According to their website, today’s membership stands at over 2 million in more than 13,000 posts worldwide. The posts are organized into 55 departments: one each for the 50 states, along with the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, France, Mexico and the Philippines. Stay tuned for more information from the Firestone American Legion! Or you can contact them at 303.833.3878.

Carbon Valley Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Saturday, April 13, 2019, 10 am to Noon at the Historic Highland Lake Church Field Trip Join us Saturday, April 13th at 10 am to Noon to hear about and tour the Highland Lake Church! Wear warm clothes as the church may be cool due to propane heating. Please email us at for more information and to let us know you are coming. We’ll email you directions to the church.

City of Ft. Lupton Has Many Job Opportunities Check out the Facebook page for the City of Ft. Lupton. They have multiple job opportunites as of the production of this issue.

Semi-Annual Spring Garage Sale: WELCOME TO PRAIRIE GREENS SEMI-ANNUAL GARAGE SALE!!! Come shopping in our beautiful community in Frederick Colorado located at 7781 Mountain View Drive on May 17th and 18th from 8am to 2pm. We are having our Spring garage sale! Multiple homes will offer items for sale that run the gamut from indoor household items to tools and outdoor equipment. Come browse all that we will have for sale. Stop by the clubhouse for a map of all stops or just enjoy a relaxing drive/walk through our gorgeous community to find that perfect purchase. Come spend a splendid fall day in our community!!!

New 911 Technology RapidLite All of Frederick’s 911 calls are handled by Weld County Public Communications, and they’ve just added a new tool called RapidLite to better locate 911 callers! If a mobile caller can’t communicate their location clearly, the call drops or the dispatcher can’t locate a caller, the mobile caller’s phone number is entered into RapidLite’s database; pinpointing the caller’s location within milliseconds. Dispatchers can look up a phone number for up to 10 minutes after it’s received.

Finale Fridays & Frederick Market We are changing up the Frederick Market in 2019. Instead of a weekly market, we’ll be introducing Finale Fridays. New this year, the market will be held on the last Friday of each month May through October. We will have fun themed events each month with a beer garden, live music, food trucks, along with your favorite Frederick Market vendors. Where: Crist Park 105 5th St. in Frederick, CO 80530. When: The last Friday of each Month, May through October 2019! First is May 31. Time: 4 pm - 8 pm

Hands On Auto Tech 7th Annual Garage Party The 7th Annual Garage Party is May 18th at 3pm. This is one you won’t want to miss. There’s usually a car show and live music. Lot of food and open bar are offered. This year promised to be quite the celebration, a celebration of life as owner, Thomas Maggio, an Air Force Veteran and Firefighter, fought for his life in 2018 and early 2019. Come support Tom and his family in this huge celebration just off 119 at Hands On Auto Tech, located at 1566 Vista View Dr. Unit C in Longmont, CO, 80504. For more info, call 720.340.4024.

Mead Elementary Spring Fundraiser Join us for the Mead Elementary Spring Fundraiser featuring a live and silent auction including Teacher Treasures, classroom baskets, get away packages and more! April 26, 6:30pm. Tickets are on sale now for $20 at Tickets includes access to the live and silent auction, nonalcoholic beverages, and dinner. A cash bar will be available.

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Seniors Need Resources in Carbon Valley


s we age, many of us need resources to support us as we age in place. Here in Carbon Valley, the need for resources is no different than any other area. This year, the inaugural Carbon Valley Older Adult Resource Fair will be held on Saturday, April 13 from 9:30am-1:30pm. This fair was initiated by a group of individuals who meet monthly at the Carbon Valley Regional Library where they share community resources with one another and think of ways to support southwest Weld. This event will highlight available resources for older adults in the community. During the resource fair, there will be two speakers and a large room with resource tables, staffed by local vendors who offer services to older adults. Light refreshments will be provided and the event is free to the public. First speaker is at 10:15am - Attorney, Clinton Carlisle “Estate Planning: What You Need to Know.” As we age, we need to get our legal matters in order. Come hear attorney, Clinton Carlisle, speak about what you need to consider. Clinton will discuss wills, durable powers of attorney and health care decisions and why it is so important to plan ahead. Second speaker is at 11:30am –Gerontologist, Jessica O’Leary “Caregiver Survivor Tips: Putting Your Oxygen Mask on First” Many of us will care for loved ones at some point in our lives. Caregiving is not easy. It can be complicated and exhausting. Sometimes we are surprised at our own behaviors, thoughts and feelings that arise when we care for others. Jessica O’Leary will be speaking on how caregivers need to care for themselves in the midst of the

stress, health challenges and helping your loved one. Multiple resource organizations will be on site to provide helpful information to you: 1. Carbon Valley Regional Library 2. TRU PACE, Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly 3. First Light Home Care 4. Area Agency on Aging 5. Prime Time for Seniors 6. Halcyon Hospice 7. Alzheimer’s Association 8. North Range Behavioral Health (NRBH) Peer Counseling Program 9. UC Health Aspen Club – Medicare 10. Catholic Charities 11. Ashely Manor – Fort Lupton 12. Audio Information Network 13. Carbon Valley Active Adults Center 14. A Day place – Adult daycare Please join us for this informative event hosted by the Carbon Valley Library, TRU PACE, First Light Home Care and the Weld County Area Agency on Aging. Light refreshments will be provided. The entire event is FREE!


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Join us for our inaugural resource fair for older adults and their families. The purpose of the event is to provide information and local resources on aging. 10:15am Clinton Carlisle, Attorney “Estate Planning: what you need to know.” 11:30am Jessica O’Leary, MA “Caregiver survival tips: Putting Your Oxygen Mask on First” FREE breakfast and refreshments will be provided.

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 Lucky 3 Ranch a world-class private equestrian facility and working hay farm. Fee includes admission, transportation and escort. Lunch following the tour at your own cost. Tuesday, April 9 at 9 am. $30 D, $38 ND  Supper Club-Go Fish Sushi. Fee includes transportation and escort. Food at your own cost. Thursday, April 11 at 4:30 pm. $8 D, $10 ND  Monthly Bowling Trip. Fee includes transportation, escort, two games, lane rental, and shoe rental. Grab food at your own cost. Friday, April 19 at 9 am. $15 D, $19 ND

 Supper Club-Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ. Fee includes transportation and escort. Dinner, drinks, and tip on your own. Tuesday, April 23 from 4:30 – 8 pm. Fee: $8 D, $10 ND  Cats the Musical at Buell Theater. Fee includes transportation, ticket, parking and escort. Dinner at your own cost. Thursday, April 25 at noon. $70 D, $80 ND  Bingo Alley Trip. Fee includes transportation. Friday, April 5 & 26 at 10:30 am. $6 D, $8 ND  Mardi Gras Casino. Fee includes transportation. Monday, April 29 at 8 am. $6 D, $8 ND

This publication is celebrating 20 Years serving the Carbon Valley and now Erie and Mead also. Thank you to all the readers and all the advertising clients who make it possible. Kelly Martindale, Owner and Publisher

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Hillside Cemetery Clean-Up Days Lot Owners of Hillside Cemetery


ity staff will begin the annual clean-up at Hillside Cemetery on Monday, April 15, 2019. Christmas blankets, wreaths, unsightly artificial flowers and wreaths will be removed during the clean-up process. Please remove any items of importance before April 14, 2019. A maximum of two single shepherds are allowed, directly to the side of and over-hanging the memorial. Inappropriately placed shepherds hooks will be removed and stored for pick-up. A maximum of 6 ornaments or decorations, in addition to the shepherds hooks, are allowed on the monument foundation and/or base of headstone. Excessive pieces will be removed and stored for pick-up. Solar lights are not permissible and will be removed. Please be advised that nothing may be attached in any manner to the surface of the columbarium. All such items will be removed. If there are questions, please contact Mari Pena, City Clerk, 720.466.6101.

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Realtor’s Real Work Begins with the Sales Contract


uch of the work your Realtor does to accomplish the purchase or sale of your property is “behind the scenes.” A Realtor may look calm like a duck on a pond, but underneath they are working hard to keep everything going forward. After an offer has been accepted on a property, the real work begins. Title insurance is ordered to show what items need to be addressed in order to transfer clear title to the buyer, as well as to reveal any restrictions or easements that affect the property. Copies of these documents may be required and they must be delivered in accordance with the contract terms. The same goes for the HOA information, if that applies. In most contracts, the buyer has an opportunity to perform physical inspections of the property. These must be coordinated by the Realtor, as well as any follow up questions or negotiations. The inspection is the most common reason that a contract terminates, so having an experienced Realtor on your side is critical. In addition, property insurance and any home warranty policies must be taken care of. The loan process is an ongoing and often very time-consuming process for the Realtor. The appraisal, survey, verifications and other items need to be addressed during the process. Appraisals can be a cause of great anxiety in today’s market because of increasing values. The Realtor tries to provide the best information possible about current sales, so that the appraiser can do the best job possible. The survey may be done right before closing, and is typically not a problem

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on most newer properties. However, an encroachment or a variation in the property size can be a major problem for the lender and buyer. Steps must then be taken to resolve the concern prior to closing. If a property is on well and septic, the Realtor must gather additional information to make sure the proper permits have been issued and take care of the transfer of ownership. There may be testing required to make sure the well and septic systems are up to standards. Sometimes the property or buyer involved does not fit perfectly with the lender’s ideal criteria, so further explanation and information must be gathered. If problems are not solved in a timely manner, there can be delays or even a termination of the contract. Finally, the closing must be coordinated. This entails much more than just setting a time at which the buyer, seller, Realtors, title company and lender can all agree to meet. If the loan approval comes in at the last minute and the closing is at the end of the month, it can be a real juggling act. Often last minute documentation must be obtained or change accommodated. After all of this work, time, worry, effort, frustration and follow-up, there is usually a successful closing. Most Realtors are problem solvers at heart, and they get to put this skill to work on most transactions.

Greg Zadel: 2011 Realtor of the Year, Colorado Association of Realtors, Zadel Realty, 303-833-3012, 8110 WCR 13 S-4, Firestone,,

Longs Peak COSAR and Carbon Valley NSDAR Join Together to Honor COSAR Veterans and Hear the Diaries of a WWII B17 Radio Gunner


aturday, March 6th, the Colorado Longs Peak Sons of the American Revolution (COSAR) heard a presentation on the Diary of a World War II B17 Radio Gunner. Missing in Action twice and a Prisoner of War once, Sergeant Robert S. Magee’s experiences were retold by his daughter, Connie Masson, a Carbon Valley Chapter National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) member. After the presentation, 20 members of COSAR that were veteran’s, active military or first responders were given Pocket Stars (which they are holding in the picture) along with a poem shown here to honor them and thank them for their service. For more information about DAR, go to the website To inquire about the Carbon Valley Chapter, email For more information about COSAR, go to the website

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n February 22nd RSVP hosted Weld County Veterans Stand Down Day at the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection Community Room. This special event is designed to be of service and assistance to all military veterans. The event was a success in that 42 Veterans signed in. It was a team effort; as several area agencies and organizations joined to help Veterans with VA appointments, Social Security, Medical issues, Counseling services Red Cross information and provide some basic needs just to name a few services. But more important it was a community showing Veterans we care. A special thanks to the local businesses for their support which include 1st Bank of Firestone, King Sooper of Firestone, Starbucks, Georgia Boys, Ziggi’s, Daylight Donuts, Black Jack Pizza, Cimarran Liquors, Peel Pizza, Home Depot, Domino’s Pizza, Santiago’s. Their overall effort provided food and beverages to all in attendance. Again thanks to all who support Veterans. Lee Athmann, Coordinator

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ow long has it been since you’ve had new Likes on your Facebook business page? Ideally, you should be growing by 5-10% per month. If you have 200 people on your page, could you add 20 more within the next month? It’s not that hard… One tactic that I’ve used to build my Facebook audience is by personally inviting people who have engaged with my facebook page, to become a page fan. First, boost your post for $1 for 1 day – to “people who like your page AND THEIR FRIENDS”.

View the people who engaged with your post and you can invite them to like your page. The reason why this is valuable is that you’re able to target people who have already engaged. I hope this helps! Facebook marketing isn’t going to decline in the next 2-4 years. It’s going to become even more powerful. If you’d like a oneon-one consultation or are interested in professional management of your business page, email or call me – Jennie Poppenger, Owner of Face to Face at 303.518.0089 or www.

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Make Flatirons Kennel Club an Important Part of Your Community By Betty Heath


he Flatirons Kennel Club aka FKC has been an active part of the greater Boulder county area since it was established in 1963 and is a member of the American Kennel Club which was formed in 1884. The Club follows the rules and regulations of the AKC and has maintained the status of All Breed Club in good standing since its beginning. Flatirons Kennel Club works extensively with local 4-H Clubs and provides opportunities to volunteer to assist with the dog shows. The Club hosts an all-breed show the first weekend in June each year. This year they are including a Pee-Wee competition for children 5-9 years of age. This gives 4-H Club members the opportunity to train their family dogs as a 4-H project. Classes and competitions are also offered and include National Owner Handler classes, Junior Handler Series of competitions and how to Steward at the dog shows. The Club offers scholarships for juniors to cover training costs of the 6-8 week handling classes. The goal of the FKC is to encourage the public to become involved in the shows and ultimately become a member of the club. They believe encouraging youth participation and public attendance to the local dog shows is an important part of being in the community. The club membership guidelines include inexpensive annual dues combined with events hosted throughout the year to keep the club funded and operational. These events include supporting the AKC Reunite Program that provides a mobile rescue and trailer for displaced dogs in the event of a natural disaster such as fires or floods. The Club Bi-Laws are posted on their website at Their headquarters for meetings and events is the Boulder County Fairgrounds in Longmont, CO. For further information you can contact Wilma White at

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April 2019 Library Happenings Carbon Valley Regional Library • Landscaping Boot Camp – Mondays, April 1,5 and 15; 6:00 pm; CSU Extension presents this series of classes to help you better understand how to manage your home landscape, including basic lawn care, tree care and water-wise plantings. • Writers’ Workshop: Worldbuilding – Tuesday, April 2; 6:00 pm; Author CK Miller will lead you through her process of worldbuilding including elements like maps, backstory. • Starting a Garden from Scratch – Saturday, April 6; 2:30 pm; Learn how to identify your soil type, make irrigation choices, organic vs. nonorganic gardening, and the benefits of seeds vs. plants. • Medicare Options – Wednesday, April 10; 6 pm; Learn about the four Medicare parts and Medicare Supplement insurance. Understand Medicare and your choices. Registration required. • Vinyl Records Recycled – Thursday, April 11; 6 pm; Upcycle old records into clocks, dream catchers and more! Registration required; Grades 6+ • Career Edge: Coding Basics – Tuesday, April 23; 1 pm; Explore basic principles fundamental to every coding language through hands-on activities and games. • SBDC Small Business Seminar: Website Development & Design – Tuesday, April 23; 6 pm; Learn the components of building and designing a website using the Wix website building model. Registration required. • Money Matters: Home Buying in a Hot Market – Thursday, April 25; 6 pm; Ready to buy your first home or maybe refinance your existing mortgage? Invest an hour with us before investing in a mortgage. Registration is required.

Erie Community Library • Speak Out! Poetry Workshop & Open Mic – Thursday, April 4; 4 pm; Join author Bhanu Kapil for a poetry writing workshop. After the workshop, read your “I Remember” or share another original poem. Registration required. • Spirits of the High Plains: Whisky and Chocolate – Monday, April 8; 6 pm; Nuance Chocolate from Fort Collins and Spirit Hound Distillery from Lyons come together to talk about the processes needed to produce their products. Registration required; ages 21+. • Learn the Ukulele – Thursdays, April 11, 18 and 25; 4 pm; Learn the basics of the instrument and then play real tunes! Registration required; ages 13+ • Medicare Options – Thursday, April 11; 6 pm; Learn about the four Medicare parts and Medicare Supplement insurance. Understand Medicare and your choices. Registration required. • Build It Together Treehouse – Sunday, April 14; 1 pm and 3 pm; Bring the whole family to build, paint and decorate a birdhouse to use in your yard. Registration required (one registration per family, please). • Learn the Ukulele – Tuesdays, April 16, 23 and 30; 5:30 pm; Learn the basics of the instrument, and then play real tunes! Ages 8-12 paired with an adult. Registration is required; one adult must accompany each child. • Local History Series: Rocky’s West Side Stories – Thursday, April 18; 7 pm – Erie Community Center; Experience history with exciting, inspirational stories of human nature verses Mother Nature in Rocky Mountain National Park. • Teen Trivia: Harry Potter – Monday, April 22; 4 pm; Get your team of Potter heads together and come ready to play. Registration required. Mischief managed! • Leap Into Science: Make a Splash – Tuesday, April 23; 4 pm; Explore and test the unique properties of water. Registration required; Grades K-2. • Tech Café – Friday, April 26; 10 am; Drop in for one-on-one technology assistance.

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Oil and Gas Report Submitted by Gayle Mertz


rin Martinez, it is unlikely you would ever have heard her name if not for a horrific local tragedy. Firestone, Colorado, exactly two years ago, April 17, 2017, odorless natural gas escaped a neglected leaky gas flow line sitting just yards from the Martinez home. After collecting in their basement, the gas exploded leveling the two-story home. Four people were in the home at the time. Two physically survived, two others did not. Maintaining her silence and recovering for two years, survivor Erin Martinez is now using her voice to support legislation enacting new safety protocols. “I feel a responsibility to hopefully keep this from ever happening again,” Martinez stated at a recent news conference supporting Colorado Senate Bill 181. SB 181 is now weaving its way through the lengthy and sometimes confusing process of becoming law. Starting at twenty-five pages, some changes have been made to the original text. Basically, the bill will accomplish two things. • It will update decision making processes that influence when and how oil and gas companies receive permits to extract oil or gas in new locations. Local governmental bodies will have new authority in setting rules for extraction activity within their jurisdiction. The new law will also modify the structure and duties of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC). • Second, the bill sets the protection of public safety, health, welfare and the environment as a priority. It sets protocol for the industries to work more closely with existing environmental agencies to better manage air quality control by minimizing methane, hydrocarbon, and other dangerous emissions, and complying with existing environmental regulations. The full bill provides extensive detail on how the health and safety of Colorado residents will be put at less risk.

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Science and Technology Imagine Charter School at Firestone


t Imagine Charter School at Firestone, we believe that technology has a purpose. We make sure that students have meaningful experiences with technology instead of using screen time for learning purposes. Teachers and staff work diligently to do this. This past month we had over 20 students attend the regional science and engineering fair to present their research. From our students who went, we came home with 14 awards and one student received a first place award. From these awards, we have six students moving on to the state fair! This experience would not have been possible without our Science teacher, Karie Slade and our Math teacher Keri Aasmundstad, as well as many volunteers who took the time to approve the projects. Our six going to state are Tharind Bopearachchigedon, Jared Ingmire, Emma Tone, Tashie Kuberski, Kaiden Box, and Cullen Aasmundstad. Our innovations teacher, Kelsey

Evers, has pioneered our 2nd annual Innovations day at Imagine Firestone as well. Through partnerships with community businesses, schools, parents and teachers, she has orchestrated a day for our 5th-8th grade students to experience hands-on technology and engineering to build momentum for future exploration. Students are learning about the different areas in which innovation and computer science have impact. They are practicing design thinking through projects and experiences developed by the partners. The day is broken down into sessions that the students go to in which they get to experience things such as architecture, construction, aerospace through partnerships with Esri, Dattera, Hype innovation, Cuningham Group, Ball Aerospace, SVVSD Innovation Centers, Intel, Agrium, Elementum, Google, HP and The Colorado School of Mines. Terri Long and Jessica Cervantes: Principals

Coal Ridge Middle School Library gets books focused on the American Revolution - Christy Clark-Weese receives a Pocket Star


embers of the Carbon Valley Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) met recently with Lesha Baker, Coal Ridge Middle School Librarian, and with Julie Lyddan and the 8th grade team to award monies to be used for the purchase of library books focused on the American Revolution era. In promoting the DAR mission of Education, Patriotism, and Historical Preservation, we support partnerships with schools in fostering literacy and awareness of this historical period of time in America. During our visit, we had the honor of presenting a Pocket Star to teacher Christy Clark-Weese, a veteran, as a reminder that she is not forgotten and to thank her for her service. Ms. Clark-Weese dedicated 20 years of service to the Colorado Army National Guard and retired as a First Sergeant. For more information about DAR, go to the website To inquire about the Carbon Valley Chapter, email



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Welcome To The New Firestone Free Thinkers 4-H Club By Betty Heath


he newly formed Firestone Free Thinkers 4-H Club has exploded with enthusiasm! After The previous article published in the CVCR the Club met with approximately 30 excited people who were interested in getting down to business by electing officers and presenting a busy agenda for upcoming events. The group elected the following officers: President, Kayla Steen; Vice President, Phoebe Jonas; Secretary: Austin Ledgerwood; Treasurer, Kaley Ledgerwood. After electing officers the members decided to enter a float in the Firestone 4th of July Parade and also reserve a booth in the Firestone 4th of July Celebration. Discussions will be ongoing to finalize the plans for both items on the agenda. Monthly meetings are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month at the High Plains Library in Firestone. Anyone interested in becoming a part of this fast growing group is invited to attend the next meeting. Woodworking meetings are also taking place each month at various locations. For further information please email Ron Martin at

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This publication is celebrating 20 Years serving the Carbon Valley and now Erie and Mead also. Thank you to all the readers and all the advertising clients who make it possible. Kelly Martindale, Owner and Publisher

FHS Students Help at Night to Shine FHS Unified Basketball



rederick High School students and alumni volunteered at the Night to Shine, hosted by Rocky Mountain Christian Church. FHS students welcomed the guests, walked them down the red carpet, and cheered for them as part of the paparazzi! The girls’ basketball team, the boys’ basketball team, and the cheer team from Frederick braved the cold and cheered on all the guests! Our older FHS students and our alumni were excited to be “buddies” and floaters and to help out in other ways during the dance. Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love for People with special needs ages 14 and older. – “”

n March 2nd the FHS Unified Basketball Team wrapped up their season at the SVVSD Tournament at Erie High School. On Friday the Frederick High School student body honored the players with a sendoff. The FHS students lined the athletic hallway, the FHS Band played the school fight song and the Unified Players made their way down the hall with hundreds of their classmates cheering them on! The Unified team was then treated to an End-of Season Party hosted by the FHS Booster Club. A special thank you goes out to Black Jack Pizza, Mahnke Auto Body and Booster members for donating the refreshments! The Unified Team had one home game on January 17th. The FHS Booster Club, with a generous donation from Christina Clark - New York Life Insurance Company, hosted a “Pack The Stands Event.” FHS students were treated to free hotdogs and water as they came into the game to cheer on the Unified Team. “Unified Sports” is an inclusive sports program that unites and empowers individuals with and without intellectual disabilities.

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FHS Thespians – A Doll’s House

After Prom 2019


n March 2ndthe Frederick High School Thespians wrapped up their performance of A Doll’s House – original by Henrik Ibsen, adapted by FHS teacher Brandon Coon. The Students did an exceptional job under the directorship of their new drama teacher, Emily Ferguson and assistant director and student Tessa Lyons. Kendall Lecumberry, Conor Mc Daniel, Cienna Engdahl, Charles Juarez and Isaac Palmer put forth a great performance over the three night run. They drew in the audience with intense and believable characters. Jade Cochran, Kayla Lorimer and Jamie Gagnon provided strong support role performances. All FHS productions involve students in every aspect from set design and construction, costumes, make up, lighting, sound, program/media and leadership. For this play, Kelsea Sibold was asst. tech director, Zack Briggs – stage manager with Thomas Beeker as his assistant. The next production by FHS Thespians will be Rumors – a mystery, a farce by Neil Simon, April 18, 19 & 20 at 7pm. Tickets $8 adults/ $5 seniors at the door. Rumors is a gut-busting slapstick comedy recommended for teens and older.

FHS Theater Upcoming Events Rumors by Neil Simon--April 18th- 20th The FHS One-Act Festival--May 11th


rederick High School does! The robotics teams competed in two VEX Robotics tournaments in February and placed 2nd in one and 4th in the other. The teams design, build and program their robots to perform specific skills as laid out by the tournament. The Frederick High School robotics team is currently seeking sponsors to help cover the cost of new motors, controllers and equipment. Please contact president@ if you or your company is interested in sponsoring the FHS Robotics program.


fter Prom is a super fun event for the students and for volunteers too! April 27th is the date!!! Community Members, Parents and Staff are invited to volunteer! Donations and volunteers are still needed! Check out for more info about After Prom. Go to to Donate to After Prom.

FHS Booster Club Seeking Board Members


he Frederick High School Booster Club is seeking new board members for the 20192020 school year. Three of the existing Board Members will be retiring from their positions at the end of this year, for more information and to express your interest, please email the currentPresident, Romaine Lucero-Lowe at The positions that will be open are President, Concessions Manager and Bingo Manager.

FHS Booster Club Seeking Sponsorships


HS is seeking sponsorships, if your business or organization is looking to sponsor local non-profits, look no further! Sponsorships for the FHS Boosters benefit the students at Frederick High School and there are so many options! From advertisements in school programs and After Prom event sponsorship to banners that are hung in the school gym and/or fence outside the school, we can make sure the right option is available for you! Email for more information on how to sponsor FHS Boosters!

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Brendan Dunigan Memorial Bike & Car Show


rendan Dunigan Memorial Foundation will be hosting a day in the Crist park, May 18, 2019. The focus of the event will be recognizing our local first responders. They will be having Firestone K-9 unit and state police demonstrations. Frederick Firestone Fire Protection district and Mountain View Fire will be on hand with trucks along with Frederick, and Dacono Police department. Other Events: • Car and Bike Show register at • Motorcycle Scenic Ride Register at • Live Music • Vendors • Kids Zone Brendans Dunigan Memorial Foundation is a local non-profit that “Lends A Helping Hand” to those in need. 100% of all donations from events like this goes to help families through emergency assistance, they are also looking for volunteers to help with the event if interested contact them at

3rd Annual Carbon Valley Prayer Breakfast


he 3rd Annual Carbon Valley Prayer Breakfast will be held on the National Day of Prayer May 2nd at 7:30 AM. The event will feature guest speaker Steve McLean of WP Manufacturing, as well as local pastors, community members and public servants in praying for wisdom, guidance and strength for the coming year. Special music to be provided by Dave Powers of MOUNTAINCITY Tickets can be purchased by going to https://www.carbonvalleyprayerbreakfast. Any special needs can be accommodated by emailing Chris at Please join us May 2nd together with other members of the local community, alongside church and civic leaders from Dacono, Firestone, and Frederick in one mission: praying for the Carbon Valley Area.

3rd Annual BOB Day


s your name BOB? (Robert). Well, that’s the name of Daylight Donuts of Dacono, Co-owner Linda Lou Allour’s Dad! To honor her Dad, whom she loves so much, she’s sharing his birthday with other Bob’s! Last year, 14 Bob’s stopped in. April 11th is Bob Fagler’s birthday; so if you’re a Bob too, stop by Daylight Donuts of Dacono and receive a free DONUT AND CUP OF COFFEE! Above is Grandpa Bob, Son and Grandson; to the right is Awesome Bob!

This publication is celebrating 20 Years serving the Carbon Valley and now Erie and Mead also. Thank you to all the readers and all the advertising clients who make it possible. Kelly Martindale, Owner and Publisher


he Erie Chamber is looking forward to a new year of growth, camaraderie and prosperity! Make sure your calendars are marked for these exciting events: • April 2—Network at Noon: Speaker Ben Pratt – Town of Erie; 450 Powers St., Erie Community Library 12-1pm • April 4 & 18—Erie Business Connections at Calvary Bible Church, 7:30-9am; 615 Evans St. Erie • Saturday, May 18; Erie Town Fair & Balloon Festival, Erie’s largest community event! Accepting Applications for Craft and Service vendors • Saturday, June 8th; 7th Annual Erie Brewfest; New location with new activities! Tickets online at Colorado Box Office April 22

New Members:

• Cow-A-Bunga Creamery, LLC 1864 MacCullen Drive Erie, CO 80516 • New Directions Colorado 671 Mitchell Way Erie, CO 80516 Happy Easter from everyone at the Erie Chamber of Commerce

Inspiration in Women’s Wellness Luncheon Date: April 23, 2019 Time: 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM MDT Website: www.inspirationwomenswellness. org Event Description: Avista Adventist Hospital’s motivational luncheon and expert led health breakout sessions return for the third year! Westin Westminster 10600 Westminster Boulevard, Westminster

Child Care in the Carbon Valley Area Bloom! Montessori Preschool Longmont Ages 2yrs – 6 yrs (303)776-8173—L

Forever Young Child Care Frederick/Erie All Ages (970)402-3997—L

Husky Club @ Centennial Elementary School Ages (K-5th grade) (720)652-8240

Busy Bee Preschool Ridgecrest Ages 3yrs - 5yrs (303)506-8825—L

Frederick Day Care Country Side Ages 6mo and up (720)362-2644—L

Capture the Magic Child Care Frederick All Ages (720)224-6166—L

Grandma Bea Day Care Mead Ages 2yrs-4yrs (970)535-0109—L

Catching Butterflies Preschool Idaho Creek, Firestone Ages 3yrs – 5yrs (970)301-0942—L

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Imaginations at Work Firestone Little Critters, Firestone (303)817-7139—L Ages 3yrs – 5yrs (303)833-6745—L Little Blessings Preschool LLC Sagebrush Just Like Home Childcare Ages 3yrs – 5yrs Frederick/Savannah sub. (303)482-5352—L Ages Birth – 12yrs (303)827-8792—L Little People’s Place Wyndham Hill KidsLIFE Preschool Ages Birth – 5yrs Christian Preschool at LIFE (720) 535-8040—L Fellowship of Frederick—L Little Wonders Daycare Wyndham Hill Kim Sanger’s Family Child All Ages Care, Erie (303)774-0874—L Ages 8mo – 12 yrs (303)828-4620—L Lion’s Den Legacy Elementary School Ages (K - 5th grade) (720)652-8169

Exploring Minds Academy Erie Ages 6wks – 12yrs (303)828-3452—L

Home Away from Home Sagebrush Ages Birth – 7yrs (720)333-4889—L

Lilya’n Friends Firestone (561) 685-6075 Ages 3mos– 5yrs

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Monarch Preschool Carbon Valley Ages 3yrs – 5yrs 720-633-7808—L

Many Blessings Child Care Center Ages 1yr-12yrs (303)857-2359—L

Kindergarten Enrichment Mon, Wed 12pm-3pm Ages 5yrs & 6yrs (303)776-3466

Marcy’s Daycare Old Frederick Ages 6wks – 5yrs (303)833-3411—L

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MamaCita’s Musings


om, Momma, Mommy, Mom, Muhm…Those words are like the first permanent breath of ownership our children cry over us and it turns us in to puddles over and over again. I couldn’t wait to hear it out of my boys’ mouths. Let me describe them. The first one was quiet; a dream baby. Turns out this was actually just hiding the fact that he had a partial chromosomal deletion which would later prove to be the cause of his special needs. Over time, he fell further and further behind. He was operating on Pacific Time when the other kids were clearly on Eastern Standard Time. I should have known he was a Californian at heart because he had curly blonde hair, big blue eyes, a love for water, and was all peace, love, and light! I wondered if I would ever hear his sweet little voice call me ‘Mommy’. I pleaded with God to let me hear his voice, his thoughts. 17 years this sweet guy spent in speech therapy. My second one was a pistol! He came out kickin’, screamin’, bossy, demanding and ready to be a grown up. He started talking way too soon…and without a filter. Yikes. He was like a salty, brutally honest, little old man. I think his only saving grace was that he was cute. He was unpredictably fun and outrageous! Remember me saying I begged God to let me hear my oldest son’s voice? Yeah, well, I loved it…for like the first 10 years. Today? I still hear variations of Mom constantly and now all I want is for him to be quiet once in a while! He LOVES to talk! He has become my ‘Lord, Bless his heart’ child. I tell God almost daily that I’m sorry I needed 10 time

outs because if I heard ‘Mom’ one more time I was going to go nuttier than a porta potty at a peanut festival! My second little guy, as he got older just wasn’t satisfied with the boring old ‘Mom’ moniker. He needed something saucier to match his personality. One day as a cousin of mine was trying to get him to say ‘Cynthia’, the best he could do was ‘Cita’. Which then morphed in to ‘Mama Cita’ (say it real fast, all one word, yeah, that’s it)…It stuck. So, I am MamaCita and I have my fair share of musings. I plan on sharing my silly stories in hopes you will either see yourself in them and laugh or not see yourself in them and laugh. Either way, I will have increased your health for the day by giving you laughter. We are lacking in that area. To wrap this up, I hope these articles bring you laughter, hope, and the courage to live a vulnerable and authentic life because when our souls are full and fully loved, we can pour in to others and build them up (including our children). Here’s to encouraging one another on this crazy ride! MamaCita

Cynthia Christensen is a local writer, Realtor, and Mom, not in that order. She lives in Platteville with her two boys, Kasey and Noah, and Chihuahua named Tuffy. Pertaining to motherhood, she has been in every stage with her boys now, as they are now at the end of their teenage years and she has penned memories all along the way. She has kept these in a keepsake book for her kids and future generations titled ‘MamaCita’s Book of Wisdom’. She is now opening that book up to add humor and insight to others’ lives.

t was just about two months shy of our first wedding anniversary when this very question was shouted to me from the Sunday morning program of LifeBridge Church in Longmont. I still remember my heart leaping out of my chest as if someone just read my mind... and I felt ashamed and dirty. I hated marriage. Almost one year prior, we were standing in front of our family and friends, claiming vows we didn’t mean through gritted teeth. Well, I guess he meant them, but I certainly did not. In fact, at one point during my vows, I leaned in closely so no one could hear me and told him he had exactly five years to make me happy or I was going to leave. The truth is, I never wanted marriage but, in my mind, I had this idea that our daughter (who was 14mo at the time) would have wanted us married. We had an extremely difficult first year. Actually, that was our third year - together. We had known each other for two months when we found out our daughter was on her way. I was 16 years old and he was 20. Neither of us had any idea what we were doing but we knew she was here for a reason. Over the course of those twelve months, we had met, started dating, got pregnant, moved in together, I dropped out of high school, I signed back up for high school, he had a huge job transition, and we brought life into the world! Honestly, there is so much more to it, but it really is a long story! The point is, we have not met many people who had such a rough beginning together. In those three years we fought loud and hard over every last issue, especially non-issues. Neither of us knew how to be a healthy couple and what each of our “place” was in the relationship. Not only were we trying to find ourselves, but we were trying to figure out what it looked like to be together and happy. There was no happy. It felt like we were on a roller coaster that has suddenly stopped at the highest point, upside down, all while trying to raise a human. How were we going to teach her how to be a productive member of society if we couldn’t get our own bearings? The program at church that day got my attention. Something leaped inside of me. I turned to him and proclaimed boldly that if he didn’t take this class with me, I would be gone before the first anniversary. I meant it. And he knew it. Somehow God worked in his heart too and he reluctantly joined me. The class was Dynamic Marriage taught by our favorite married people in the world, Mike and Karrie. They were our instructors for the next 13+ marriage classes and we grew close. Karrie even made us a cake and we celebrated our first

wedding anniversary in marriage class surrounded by a bunch of other beautiful messes. I don’t know that we would have been so changed if it weren’t for them. They came along side us and believed in us and wouldn’t let us give up. We are forever thankful to them! The only thing the first class did was show us that there is hope and purpose to all of this mess. We found ourselves so hungry for wisdom and for other couples that could support us and encourage us that we committed to joining a marriage class every fall, Spring and summer (think: college semesters) for the next five years. A lot of those classes actually turned out to be HIS idea! At the end of the last class we took with them, they released us to be marriage mentors ourselves. The irony is not lost on me. That two mean, lost, misfits could ever become influential in other marriages is nothing short of a miracle! Rescued people rescue people. Healed people heal people. We believe this with every last atom of our being. We 100% could have never guessed that THIS is marriage! THIS is what we get to do for the rest of our lives! We GET TO love each other with a grace and passion and vulnerability that is NOT displayed in social culture! We get to teach people HOW to be married. We get to walk alongside other struggling couples and teach them proper communication skills to be able to genuinely love each other. We get to see people HEALED. So. How is your marriage? Is it everything you desire? Do you believe that you can have a fulfilled marriage? Are you ready to commit to healing what’s broken in your marriage? Let’s start a revolution and make marriage great again! B e c k y Young is a natural rebel with a fiery purpose to see marriages healthy a n d succeed. B e c k y o w n s Twelve Stones Collective, LLC, a photography company in Mead, Colorado committed to giving the rebels and misfits courage and a voice to change their world. 100% profits from every session is used for supporting and healing marriages in Northern Colorado. Visit the website to learn more... www.

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