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Ames Families Serving the Community of Mead into the Future or many years, the Radamacher and up the second block of First atmosphere we are encouraging is that of a this growing business. Fhome. Ames families have called Mead their and Second Streets. Tom When asked about neighborhood/family-type feel.” Rosemary Radamacher grew up on and his wife, Alicia, raised The name “Lighthouse” was carefully the family farm that bordered the east edge 5 kids in the last home he of Mead and was in the first graduating built in Mill Run. Future class of Mead. She met her future plans for Mill Run include husband, Keith Ames, at a local event and Ames Park on 5 acres Keith began a war-time correspondence. When deeded to the town. Rosemary married Keith, they likely did Jump ahead to today not know how they nor their and you will a refuge and son, Tom, would impact the find another community of Mead. Ames project developing on safe place where Keith studied to become the third block of First Street. people are valued an architect and founded Due to the scope of this his company, Keith Ames Architects and project, Mike and Lori Chisholm joined Associates, in early 1970s. As an artist, the Ames and created Lighthouse Storage designer and builder, Keith created many and The Ultimate Garage Club. UHaul beautiful commercial and residential rentals were added to the plan in 2017 to projects including the original Civic Center complement and support the mission of complex in Longmont, the 1st Bank North building and others throughout Colorado. Tom caught his father’s creative and entrepreneurial spirit and started his own company, TCA Construction, in 1989. When Tom partnered with his dad in 1992, the town of Mead really began to benefit. Using the architectural plans developed by Keith, Tom and his dad, built the subdivision of Mill Run. This quiet family neighborhood is located on the western section of the farm making

the mission of Lighthouse Storage and The Ultimate selected to support the mission of serving Garage Club, Tom said “Our people. It was inspired by the biblical verse, mission is to serve people. We Matthew 5:14, referencing “a town built on don’t just rent storage space the hill”. Even the logo reflects that message and Uhaul trucks. We serve when you notice the light shining from the people by providing a secure top of the lighthouse. “We hope to be a refuge and safe place where people place for their a secure place are valued.” important Currently, at 20% items. We serve people by for your important developed, there are 129 providing them with reliable possessions storage units of various transportation during a move. We hope to reduce some of the stress sizes and 89 RV spaces with more units that occurs when transitions are necessary. and spaces planned. Dump stations are The garage condos are a great place for available for RV customers. This is a gated, small business owners, car enthusiasts or secure facility. Uhaul trucks, trailers and moving anyone looking for customized space. The supplies are available for local and oneway transportation. Twenty-five garage condos have already been built and sold to date. With plenty of room to grow, these local families plan to continue to serve the town of Mead for many years to come. If you need storage space for your belongings or RV, call today at 970.601.1011. You can also stop by to take a look at The Ultimate Garage Club. They are conveniently located one mile west of I-25 at Mead exit 245. The address is 341 First Street in Mead.

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irestone’s Mindy Faulkner finds success in business by giving back to families who suffer loss. She says, “I have a rainbow baby, the first baby born following the loss of a baby to miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death, or infant loss. Many families have a hard time talking about the loss of a baby. Mindy also did. She was still working through the loss of her baby, when her daughter was born, her rainbow baby. People don’t realize it takes a long time to heal and move forward after the loss of their child. One day while driving, Mindy determined that she wanted a business that helped people and gave back to the community. After suffering her loss, Mindy decided to make Rainbow Milestone blankets. This is a blanket for the new rainbow baby which has the words, “I am the rainbow at the end of the storm." She calls her business Spread Love, LLC, because that’s what she does: spread slove everywhere she can.

These blankets are a simple way to help someone heal while benefitting the new rainbow baby. Plus, Mindy gives 10% of all sales to local non-profits that help with grief and loss counseling. She understands how hard it is to deal with loss. She finds the rainbow blankets open up conversations about infant loss. For some, it is the first time they’ve ever talked about their own loss. These discussions further healing. Mindy says, “When I look at my milestone blanket, I don’t just see my rainbow baby, I also remember my child that came before. It can be emotionally difficult, but it is very healing. “To me, it feels like I’m honoring the child that came first,” she shares. The next blanket she makes will benefit an organization who helps rescue abandoned babies. Mindy says, “Most of my life has been built on hope, sacrifice and the belief that love can cure all.” She is

determined to help others with intention and purpose in a meaningful way. It will be on the market by the first of the year.

She shares that it is humbling and fun to see a family’s reactions to her product. "The love that people have for the blanket has made the whole process worth it. I'm excited to continue creating products that people love," she says. "While helping non-profits, too." If you or someone you know would like to purchase the upcoming blanket, you can find it on Amazon or SpreadLoveBaby.com or www. facebook.com/Spread-LoveLLC-574347052983023. Join us in celebrating all rainbow babies! If you have a rainbow baby and want to share your story, email carbonvalley@ gmail.com.

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ow does one say thank you? Words seem inadequate for me today. Since our world was turned upside down on September 19, we have had numerous people step up to help us with some significant needs in our life. The Mr. had a heart attack on his 80th birthday and spent a month in the hospital recovering. Friends, friends of friends or just those who knew someone, all have taken time to assist in many areas to make life for us as normal as possible. These people constantly amaze us for taking time from their busy lives to give generously of their talents to take care of such things as car repairs, raking leaves, house cleaning, meal preparation, etc. Saying “Thank You” is an expression of gratitude of feelings that ultimately comes from the heart. The Carbon Valley has the best people anywhere. They truly care about one another and we are truly thankful to all who have helped us during this trying time. This year our holiday table will be dressed in its finest linens. The hurricane lamp will softly burn, casting a warm glow on the boughs and ornaments surrounding it. But, we will be waiting. What will we bring to our holiday table this year? Our table will be laden with generous servings of Thanksgiving; plates will hold hearty portions of Glad Tidings, Love and Good Cheer; Christmas cups will overflow with Joy; We will end it with huge helpings of Hope piled high on the dessert plates. From our hearts, The Mr. and I wish you the many miracles of Christmas throughout the season and all year long. Miracles still happen; sometimes we just have to be still long enough to recognize them. What will you bring to your holiday table this year?

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wonderful day for Firestone! The opening of the new Firestone Police Station was a long time coming. The new facility is located at 2 Park Avenue and the ribbon cutting was on Friday, November 1, 2019. The facility is something that every Firestone resident can be proud of. Job well done Madame Mayor Sindelar and Police Chief Montgomery !

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“There’s magic in the world. There is. People will tell you there isn’t—they just want you to get back to work and be quiet and not ask questions. These are people who don’t know where to look, or who were not blessed with eyes that could see magic. Magical eyes. If you have them, develop them.” – Tennessee Williams

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

 I want to be the first to wish you a very happy holiday season. I hope that you are enjoying the holiday events in our area – from the Firestone Police Department’s Santa Cops event to the Carbon Valley Holiday Fest – there are so many ways to get into the holiday spirit and celebrate with our community!  As the year ends and we are spending time with family, friends and loved ones, I’ve been reflecting on the successful year we have had, here are a few highlights broken down by department area: ♦ Administration ● In April, after serving as the Interim Town Manager since May of 2018, the Board of Trustees hired A.J. Krieger to serve as the Town Manager. He has made great contributions already, and is serving as an excellent leader to Town staff. ♦ Economic Development ● Focusing on attracting retail, restaurants and primary employers to Firestone. ● Hosted a marketing booth at the largest retail convention in the nation promoting Firestone’s retail opportunities and its great and growing demographics to retailers, developers and brokers. ● Increased visibility and knowledge of Firestone’s commercial development opportunities through direct marketing to key decision makers and networking.

MEAD MAYOR, COLLEEN WHITLOW

 Projects in Town – The economy has stayed relatively strong, and interest rates and unemployment are low. With a stable economy comes development, and the Town of Mead is seeing that unfold. As noted in previous Mayor Reports, multiple residential and commercial developments are in the works. That said, smart growth continues to be a priority of mine, and our staff is working hard with landowners and developers to keep Mead a great community. One of the critical items for development is infrastructure. Over the past few months, we have witnessed the closures of roads and bridges to accommodate these necessary infrastructure projects – connecting utilities like water and sewer lines to new development. Project updates and road

DACONO MAYOR, JOE BAKER

 City Council Election Results: Danny Long and Derrick Worden have been elected to the Dacono City Council. Congratulations to both, and a sincere thank-you to Bobby Mauck and Kevin Plain for their years of service to the City as councilmembers.  Holiday Trash Collection: Your holiday trash collection schedule will run one day late following Thanksgiving, Christmas,

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on November 1st. We continue to say thank you to the community that overwhelmingly supported this building. It is designed to meet our current and future public safety needs, please stop by and visit if you haven’t seen it. ● This spring we celebrated Chief David Montgomery’s 20th Anniversary with the Town of Firestone and promoted many staff from within the Department. Congratulations to everyone on all the hard work and devotion to the Town of Firestone! ● Hosted the annual Meet & Greet event this spring, National Night Out during the summer and the 20th Annual Halloween Safe Night this fall. ♦ Public Works ● Replacement of traffic signal radio communication equipment at eight intersections. ● Development of schedules for streets and stormwater maintenance ● Native seed conversion of 7.75 acres at Mountain Shadows Park & Settlers Park.  As you can see, we’ve had a very busy year. Thank you to all of the hardworking, committed Town staff who show up every day to serve the needs of Firestone residents, businesses and neighbors. From Town Hall to Public Works, Planning and Development, and the brave men and women in blue at the Firestone Police Department who keep our residents and streets safe each and every day – thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you do. I am also grateful to have such an activated group of volunteers who spend time throughout the year giving back to our community. Last, but certainly not least, I want to recognize the veterans in our community. Thank you for serving our country and protecting our freedoms.  It’s my honor and privilege to serve the Town of Firestone alongside our Board of Trustees. Thanks to each of you for your tireless commitment and many contributions to making the Town of Firestone the thriving and special community it is.  Wishing you all a happy, healthy and successful 2020!

closures are regularly posted on the town’s website. Please take a minute to review information on the closures; being in the know will help make your day go smoothly.  Board – This past month, the Board of Trustees received quarterly information from our town committees, the Planning Department, and on a proposed Metropolitan District Ordinance for future adoption. The Board revised our Mead Municipal Code with several updates and a resolution in support of the Town of Mead’s Inclusion into the Boundaries of the Carbon Valley Parks and Recreation District (CVPRD) – inclusion in the CVPRD is dependent upon voter approval. The Board also approved the agreement between the Town of Mead and Life Stories Child & Family Advocacy for the Provision of Joint Child Victim Services as well as a regular election to be held as a mail ballot election on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Lastly, the Board accepted the Wastewater Rate and Fee Study plus the adjustments to the Sewer Plant Investment Fees and Sewer User Fee. If you are unable to attend the Board of Trustees meetings, the meetings are video recorded to watch at your convenience. View meetings at www.townofmead.org/boardoftrustees.  Community – Activities: I would like to invite you and your family to Christmas in the Park on Saturday, Dec. 7. This fun

event starts at 2:30 p.m., with crafts for 1st through 5th graders. Christmas crafts for children in pre-kindergarten and kindergarten begin at 3:30 p.m. While the craft activities are free, parents must register their child online. The Parade of Lights kicks off at 5 p.m., followed by the tree lighting and carolers at 5:30 p.m., free chili dinner at 5:45 p.m., and Santa between 6 - 8 p.m. More information, including craft registration, can be found at www.townofmead.org/ parksandrec/page/special-events. I hope you will join us!  Invitation – I would like to continue to invite youth groups to help open our regular Board of Trustee meetings. Please email me, at cwhitlow@ townofmead.org, at least a week in advance of our board meetings.  Stay Informed – I am hosting Coffee with the Mayor from 8-10 a.m. every first Saturday of the month at Town Hall. Bring your questions, concerns and thoughts. Another easy way to stay up to date on Mead news is to sign up for email notifications by visiting: www.townofmead.org/newsletter/subscriptions.  From my family to yours, Merry Christmas and I look forward to a prosperous New Year. Please stay safe, and as always, I am happy to come visit you or your organization. Please contact me via email at cwhitlow@townofmead.org.

and New Year’s Day if your normal pickup day falls on or after the holiday within the same week. For instance, a regularly scheduled Thursday trash pickup will be on Friday. Remember, on make-up days crews come through neighborhoods earlier than normal. Please make sure items are curbside the night before.  Holiday Closures--City Hall will be closed on the following dates during the holiday season: ● November 28 and 29 in observance of Thanksgiving ● December 24 and 25 in observance of Christmas ● January 1 in observance of New Year’s Day  Carbon Valley Holiday Festival: The Carbon Valley Holiday Festival is from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday, December 7, 2019. Enjoy a holiday tree lighting, wagon rides, crafts, refreshments, and a free chili dinner. Look for event details at CityofDacono.com  Snow Removal: Winter is coming and that means snow! The safety of the traveling public is the paramount concern of the City.

Dacono has an adopted snow response plan and map to serve as a guide for city operations and to inform roadway users how snow removal is prioritized. Factors affecting snow and ice control operations include snowfall rate and accumulation; moisture content; temperature; time of day, night, or week; wind velocity; and the duration of the storm. The City’s goal during any snowstorm is to keep primary streets open and safe for the public so that traffic continues to move safely and efficiently on city streets. Although the City strives to keep all lanes of traffic moving during extreme weather conditions, travel may be limited to one lane of vehicular traffic in each direction. While the City will attempt not to block residential and business driveways with plowed snow, it is very likely to happen. The use of street sanding abrasives and chemicals will be dictated by specific weather and road conditions of each snow event. Don’t forget, sidewalks must be cleared of snow by the property owner within 48 hours of the end of a snow storm.

Financial Reporting from the GFOA for the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. ● Adopted the 2020 Annual Operating & Capital Improvement Budget. ♦ Human Resources ● Recruited and hired 22 new employees to increase performance and deliver services to our residents. ● Marketing & Communications ● Hosted community gathering events all year long. From our biggest event of the year – 4th at Firestone celebrating Independence Day, to the summer Food & Flick Fridays series showcasing our Town’s fabulous parks, along with the community Clean-Up Day and the Holiday festivities we continue to provide events that focus on building relationships in our community. ● Continued to improve processes and strategies to ensure we are proactively communicating to keep the public well-informed. ♦ Planning & Development ● Began working on the Town’s first Parks, Open Space, and Trails Master Plan, scheduled to be done in early 2020. ● Entitled new commercial development projects, including Centennial Lending Headquarters and Firestone Complete Autocare. ● Entitled and platted approximately 350 new residential lots. ● Issued more than 300 new residential permits for single family detached, paired homes, and apartments. ● Issued over 1,300 Business, Contractor and Sales Tax Licenses. ♦ Police ● Firestone ranked as the #1 Safest Town to live in Colorado for 2019 by backgroundchecks.org. ● Officially moved in to the new Police Department & Municipal Court Facility and celebrated with a ribbon cutting


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Festival of Lights This holiday event takes place on Saturday, December 7 from 6pm-8pm in Crist Park (105 Fifth St.). In addition to the lighting of the trees in Crist Park, this event will be full of festive cheer including free horse-drawn carriage rides, a live ice sculpture demonstration resulting in an interactive ice sculpture, selfies with Santa, festive holiday performances by our local school choirs and carolers. For a full list of cheerful, holiday events, visit FrederickCO. gov/FestivalofLights.

Essential Oils 101 Class Dec. 14th at 10:30am Join us Saturday December 14th at 10:30am at the Carbon Valley Library for an Essential Oils 101 Class. Come and learn how to incorporate doTERRA essential oils for improved overall health, faster recovery of sore muscles, improved emotional wellness, and more. Call Tracy Rewerts at 303-828-2856 with questions and visit my website at https://www. my.doterra.com/TracyRewerts

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Erie's Country Christmas and Parade of Lights The Erie Chamber of Commerce is busier than Santa and his Elves planning this year’s Country Christmas and Parade of Lights. Historic Downtown Erie will be ablaze Friday, December 6, with festivities and all the fun of the season. Come out an enjoy Santa’s Workshop, Local School Choirs, Complimentary S’Mores roasted over the fire, a Living Nativity Scene, Free Hayrides and the Parade of Lights followed by a visit from Santa! All events occur at the corner of Briggs and Moffat Streets. Roast S’Mores at open fire pits from 5:00-6:30 PM while listening to local Choirs from 5:30-6:15 PM. See the Living Nativity Scene from 5:30-6:30 PM and enjoy a free hayride from 6:00-8:30 PM. The Parade of Lights begins at 6:30 PM at Erie Parkway and Briggs Street and ends at Wells Street. Santa will complete the Parade and stop to visit the children at his workshop 7:15-8:00 PM. At the end of the evening, tuck the kids in bed with visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads!

Interval/Circuit Training at 7pm on Mondays In Frederick, Wednesdays In Firestone Ladies, join us for Interval/Circuit Training Classes at 7pm on Mondays in Frederick & Wednesdays in Firestone, Tuesdays & Fridays at 8:30am in Niwot. Your first session is Free, then it's $40 for a 10 Session Punch Card good at either location. Space is limited, RSVP required online. Contact Tracy Rewerts, NASM Certified Personal Trainer & TBMM Corrective Exercise Specialist at https:// TimeForChangePersonalTraining.com or call 303.828.285. Be watching for the next 10 Week Healthy Weight Loss Challenge starting the week of January 6th, 2020.

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New Frederick Town Manager The Mayor and Board of Trustees are excited to announce the selection of Bryan Ostler as Frederick's next Town Manager. Bryan has worked in the public sector for over 15 years. Colorado. Bryan, along with his wife Shaunna and their three children, are longtime residents of the Town of Frederick. Bryan was sworn-in at the board meeting on Tuesday, November 12 and began his role with the Town of Frederick on Monday, November 25, 2019.

The Town of Frederick is partnering with United Way of Weld County to help with collecting warm socks and undergarments for those in need in Weld County. The 6th annual Warm Toes Sock Drive is now through the end of December 2019. You can help by donating: • NEW socks • NEW winter gloves & hats • NEW underwear • NEW undershirts and sports bras Donations can be dropped off at Town Hall (401 Locust St.) from 7 am - 5 pm, Monday through Friday.

Parade it Forward Frederick We've added something new to our annual Festival of Lights! We will kick off the event with Parade It Forward, a festive parade of lights benefiting our community. Everyone is encouraged to bring a can of food or $1 to benefit the Carbon Valley Help Center in exchange for a cup of hot cocoa and a cookie in the park (right after the parade)! It's free to be in the parade, but be sure to enter!

December Vet Chat – For Veterans and Families Tuesday, December 3rd 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Prairie Green Clubhouse 7781 Mountain View Drive | Frederick, CO Come Learn What You’ve Earned! This is an informal gathering for Veterans and families to become aware of resources available to them and to address any questions they may have. The public is invited to attend. Qualified Listeners is a Veteran & Family Resource Hub serving northern Colorado and southern Wyoming. For more information visit www.QualifiedListeners. org or call 720-600-0860.

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e read a lot about popular paint colors, interior designer’s go-to colors and client favorites. They’re the top selling colors at paint stores for one reason - they work. They’re versatile. They’re neutral. These tried and true colors withstand the test of time. Some of them have been around for many years and are still great choices today. From Sherwin-Williams: Pure White - a neutral white, at the middle of cool and warm, Tricorn Black - a true black, great for contrast. Perfect Greige - what is says, the perfect mix of gray and beige. Accessible Beige - beige with a touch of gray. Agreeable Gray - a lighter gray we recommend the most and everyone loves. It just works! Honorable mentions from SherwinWilliams are Sea Salt - a green with a touch of gray, but depending upon the lighting it can be greenblue. Icelandic - a nice light blue,

or Blissful Blue - bluer, brighter, but still light, perfect for farmhouse and country decor. Passive - a gray with no undertones. We’re considering it for our living/ dining room next time we paint. In the beige department consider Softer Tan, Natural Linen and Kilim Beige. We also recommend Evergreen, particularly for woodwork. From Benjamin Moore: White Dove - by far one of the best whites, on the warm side but only with a touch of yellow. Chantilly Lace - clean white. Edgecomb Gray - another griege, Gray Owl - tricky, has green undertones, but can go blue. Revere Pewter - a taupey gray, Stonington Gray - the original stormy gray. (Ben Moore says grays are the ultimate neutrals.) Muslin and Putnam Ivory - both nice tans, Hawthorne Yellow - uplifting, but not too bright, Palladian Blue - beautiful, actually from their green family. Old Navy - surprisingly calming. Linen White - a nice ivory color. Keep in mind your local paint store can mix just about any color from other paint brands.

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f a Veteran is enrolled in the VA Health Care system and admitted to a non-VA emergency room or urgent care facility for a life-threatening medical emergency, the number to call for the VA Authorization Office is 1-800-795-0773. The Veteran would have to call within 72 hours of being admitted to an ER (or urgent care). They will have to leave a message, but the automated message walks the Veteran through what information is needed. A Veteran DOES NOT have to call this number prior to calling for an ambulance or being admitted to the ER but must do so within 72 hours post admission. This allows VA to assist the Veteran in coordinating necessary care or transfer and helps to ensure that the administrative and clinical requirements are met for VA to pay for the care. Qualified Listeners is a Veteran & Family Resource Hub serving northern Colorado and southern Wyoming. For more information visit www.QualifiedListeners.org or call 720-600-0860.

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s this decade draws after recess to divide the to a close, these final group into teams to go out few weeks give each of us and perform community time to reflect on all that service in Frederick. This is happening in our lives: school year, they are sure; it can be a time to spending their Thursdays dwell on stressors or new serving down the things to buy, but, more street at Brigit’s Bounty importantly, it is a time to Community Garden and notice and vocalize that with the custodial staff for which we are thankful. at Thunder Valley K-8. One way members of the When asked about the Carbon Valley community new community service are vocalizing their thanks component to the after is by volunteering with school program, Kayla organizations serving the mentioned that she thinks most vulnerable among 6th grade Dreamer Scholars from this new program for us this holiday season. students is cool because Thunder Valley K-8 help harvest Each Thursday pumpkins at St. Brigit’s Bounty it gives the students a for the past two years, step-up on their resumes Kayla has been going and college applications. down to Thunder Valley K-8 around Additionally, when talking about what she 3:30pm to tutor a group of nearly fifty is thankful for this holiday season, Kayla 6th grade students enrolled in after- said, “I’m thankful I work for a company school programming with the “I Have A that allows us to do this. The fact that Dream” Foundation of Boulder County. [FirstBank] allows us to do things we’re The “I Have A Dream” Foundation offers passionate about.” students from low-income backgrounds Though the holiday season will get 10+ years of after school, in-school, and the students out of the classroom for a few summer school programming that focuses weeks, the 6th grade Dreamer Scholars on academics, college and career prep, at Thunder Valley K-8 in Frederick have and socioemotional programming along their after-school programming between with a $10,000 last-dollar scholarship 3:30pm and 5:30pm on most school days upon high school graduation. Kayla, a and are always looking for volunteer FirstBank employee, volunteers through tutors and mentors. The “I Have A her company’s robust Volunteer Time Off Dream” Foundation of Boulder County (VTO) program that allows employees a invites you to apply to volunteer or refer few paid hours a year to give back to the a friend today on our website: https:// community in a way that they see fit. The bouldercounty.ihdf.org/get-involved/ tutor role is a weekly commitment, but volunteer/ or contact “I Have A Dream’s” the VTO program allows Kayla and a few Americorps VISTA Member, Tyler of her coworkers at FirstBank to share Vaughan, with questions at: vista.weld@ this tutoring commitment by rotating the ihaveadreamboulder.org. To volunteer with Brigit’s Bounty, contact Rachel responsibility each week. During these Thursday afternoons, the Pound, Education & Garden Coordinator students and volunteers will gather around at: 720-208-0280 Ext. 102.


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irst LEGO League is an international organization that combines STEM education with the greatest toy ever invented: LEGO. Every year, thousands of teams compete in four categories: Robot Games, Core Values, Innovative Solution to a realworld problem and Technical Judging. Mission Robotics has entered a team for seven seasons now. Mission robotics is a team made up of homeschool students. They are from around the Carbon Valley and they practice at New Horizons Christian Church in Dacono. Follow the progress on Facebook or at www.missionrobotics.webs.com. Teams at qualifying tournaments around Colorado advance to State tournament, then qualify for Nationals and ultimately the World Finals. Instead of telling you about a local team, the SuperBots, I’ve asked these 5th8th graders to express their tournament experience. ~ Coach B This was one of the best experiences of my life. I liked seeing other teams’ solutions for the robot games. ~ Maverick I found that we were super busy. I had a great time and I can't wait to go to state! ~ The Shadow I had a good experience. Everyone acted how they should, and teams were respectful. ~ Lizard It was fantastic. It was my first time on the team. We get to go to the state tournament. ~ The Flash Erie was fun with nice people and loving judges. Teams had great projects and

smart engineering. Using Legos to get teams to create and work together was a great decision from FIRST and LEGO. ~ The Law The robot games were exciting and nerve racking. We had small problems such as getting our prototype through the doors into the school and in our programming, but together we overcame. ~ Goose I couldn’t talk because I had laryngitis. This was my last year on the team and it was my best year. We got First Place trophy for Core Values! ~ Yoshi Looking at different robots that other teams made was exciting for me, as I saw how they solved their missions. For my first year on the team I am glad this went well. State championship is on December 7th, and I can’t wait to go. ~ Schoolhouse Rock To view more photos check out www.facebook.com/ CarbonValleyConsumerReport or www. yourhomepagenews.com.

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few days before Christmas, and all through my house, Mrs. C. stirs up goodies to feed the hordes of the Coleman tribe who will soon descend on our place to feast and celebrate just like in most of your homes. One of the best ‘holy days’ of the year is upon us, and while many write Xmas on their greetings, I’m convinced that leaving Christ out of Christmas is equivalent to leaving your wife home alone on your anniversary while you go out and celebrate! It seems ridiculous that the annual celebration of God visiting Planet Earth should be ‘dumbed down’ for the sake of a few atheists who don’t know He exists as I do. Have they ever considered that something they don’t yet know might be the God I worship? Or do they claim to know everything there is to know? If the latter is the case, then I feel more sorry for them than I did before… Jesus is the finest part of the Christmas holiday, and to gain the most from this part of the year give a good listen to the many songs that speak of the One who came to die for your sins. Listen to Handel’s Messiah and feel the grandeur of this

King of kings. You can also be blessed at a church Christmas Eve or Christmas Sunday service, and area churches will go all out to make it a special treat for all who attend. Abundant Life does Christmas Eve at 4:30 pm and Sunday service at 10:00 am if you don’t already have a good church home. Come join us. At this season of the year you hear and read a lot of “Peace on earth, goodwill towards men,” and it may shock you to learn that wasn’t originated with Hallmark. That phrase was first uttered on the night Jesus was born in a stable in Bethlehem, when angels from the realms of glory sang it to some scared shepherds outside the town. They announced that a Savior had been born, and the shepherds hastened to go see this Babe for themselves. A few months later some wise men showed up from the East, and they too came and knelt at the feet of this Baby boy, and then left His parents some costly gifts. Probably astronomers, they followed a star for many miles to find and greet this Christ Child. Wise men still seek Him, and you would do well to discover all He can do for you to brighten your holiday, your family,

really great thing for your future and your present. So don’t put it off longer- many of you have ‘thought about it’ but have been waiting for a more opportune time. This is that time. “Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts.” This Christmas can become the best one you ever experienced in your life. Let it start with and end with the One about whom most all the songs are sung. His name is Jesus, and He awaits your response. Don’t keep Him waiting.

and your future. This Christmas could be your opportunity to get things right with the Lord yourself. As you hear the familiar carols and feel the sense of community that shows itself this time of year, why not honor the Lord with your own commitment to Him? You put yourself in good company to bow your heart to God and ask Him to guide you for the rest of your life and all of eternity. Both common folks (like the shepherds) and wise men (kings or highlyeducated men) from the past and present have come to Christ before you. Millions today around the world call Jesus “Lord”, and this Christmas would be a perfect time for you to get in spiritual shape by acknowledging Him as your own personal Lord and Savior. You will never regret such a decision, and when you personally arrive in eternity your voice will join myriads of myriads of others around the throne of that same Babe of Bethlehem, although now He is truly the King of kings. Our Creator God longs to have a personal relationship with you, and you need to know that being in good standing with the God of the universe has to be a

Jim pastors Abundant Life Church, at 4380 Highway 66, just 1/3 mile east of I25 on the south side. Church is at 10:00 am Sundays and Christmas Eve service is at 4:30 pm on the 24th. Come and celebrate Jesus with us.

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ry Needling is a skilled therapeutic technique performed by a physical therapist using filiform needles to penetrate the skin and/ or underlying tissues to affect change in body structures and functions for the evaluation and management of neuromusculoskeletal conditions, pain, movement impairments and disability. (FSBPT 2015) The needles utilized in Functional Dry Needling (FDN), as practiced at Teamwork Therapy & Sports Performance, are very small in diameter, solid, and have a rounded tip. The phrase “dry” is meant to emphasize that no substance is injected into the body, and in fact the needles used in the technique lack this capability. Dry Needling is an evidence based technique and is recognized as such by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy among others. FDN has been proven to be effective in treating pain and dysfunction within the neuromuscular system.

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Yikes! Does it hurt? No, FDN is not a painful technique, although many patients do not consider it a relaxing experience. A local twitch response is triggered in the effected muscle at the trigger point, which can feel similar to a quick muscle cramp, or a dull discomfort. Electrical stimulation can also lead to mild discomfort during the therapy.

What are the real benefits of Dry Needling? The physiological effects of FDN include increased blood flow to the triggered area, decreased banding of muscle fibers, decreased spontaneous electrical activity, and various biochemical changes to local tissues. Put plainly, the immediate effects of a FDN session include increased range on motion, decreased pain, increased muscle fiber recruitment that results in increased strength.

Is there anything else I should know? As health care professionals we at Teamwork Therapy & Sports Performance are focused on our customers well-being above all else. It is important to us to provide comprehensive care - while working as a team - to address the needs of our customers. Functional Dry Needling is just one of many useful techniques offered by our dedicated therapists to treat conditions such as limited range of motion or muscle tension, and to help increase performance and decrease pain. This treatment, designed for anyone from teenagers to the elderly, from the sedentary to marathon runners, is here to help you get on the road to improved function and recovery. For more information teamworkcolorado.com.

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nother muscle that deserves special attention is the diaphragm. The diaphragm separates the upper and lower torso, and greatly influences aspects of the other physical structures of the upper and lower torso. For example, since the diaphragm contracts and expands with each inhalation and exhalation, proper strength and flexibility is necessary for breathing and speaking - the diaphragm attaches to the inner aspect of the lower six ribs, the back of the sternum and the xiphoid process. Special note: the esophagus travels through the diaphragm, so tension held in the diaphragm can create a negative impact on the function of the esophagus. The diaphragm influences the lower torso because it also attaches to the front of the first, second and third lumbar vertebrae. There are more details and excellent anatomical views on-line. The point of bringing up some of the associations of this important postural muscle is that the health of the diaphragm affects health concerns such as lower back pain, incontinence, digestion involving the esophagus and stomach, speaking, fear and anxiety. Knowing the attachments and associations of the diaphragm, this easily brings us to thoughts about the emotional aspect of the muscle. People and animals tend to hold tension in the area of the diaphragm and this forces us to take shallow breaths during fearful and anxious events. According to Chinese medicine, the Kidney (lumbar region) is the seat of fear and courage. And the Heart in the upper torso, the seat of anxiety and joy. The

diaphragm is between the Kidney and Heart and influences these energies and other muscles and organs. Let’s go further upward to the throat and consider speaking and breathing. When the diaphragm muscle is consistently tense due to anxiety or fear from situations where we are afraid to speak up for ourselves or others, or holding back tears, creating the “lump in the throat” - this creates stagnation in the area. Whether due to an injury or consistent stress, muscles will sometimes stay tense long after the event is over. The diaphragm physically touches many other muscles and organs, so it is best to keep the diaphragm free from constraint so that other muscles and organs are not placed in a position of tension as well. When we breathe, be aware of the downward contraction during inhalation and the upward relaxation of the muscle during exhalation. As far as acupuncture is concerned, we do not attempt to reach the diaphragm directly, this is unnecessary. We energetically reach the diaphragm in order to help balance the system. Since Chinese medicine and acupuncture addresses the whole person physically and emotionally, people find that they receive much more than they thought they would from their acupuncture visit. i m a g e f r o m http://bit. ly/2CUTpRf

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o you suffer from joint or back pain, have limited range of motion, do you play sports now or in the past, you sit all day or your job requires repetitive movements, when walking you have pain in your ankle/ knee/hip/back, have finished therapy from a surgery or car accident, or were diagnosed with plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, sciatica, or a sprain/strain? If you answered yes to any of these, you most likely have several muscle imbalances that are causing you pain and discomfort. The best way to remedy these cumulative stresses on the body is with a corrective exercise program. I’ve been a Personal Trainer since 2011, and recently earned my Corrective Exercise Specialist certification. Along with my years of training as an Occupational Therapy Assistant in a hospital, adding this approach to my tool box as a Personal Trainer will allow me to help even more people in need of relief and to improve the way they function in their daily lives. A corrective exercise program helps improve mobility, stability, strength, performance, and posture; while decreasing pain, stress, and susceptibility to other injuries. This starts with a detailed screening of your musculoskeletal system, after which I create a custom corrective exercise program just for you. This will include soft tissue mobilization, myofascial release techniques, and corrective stretches/exercises to activate and strengthen the muscle groups. Please visit my website for more details on this

new service I offer. A n o t h e r announcement is that in September, we started a 10 Week Healthy Weight Loss Challenge to help the ladies improve their overall health by gaining lean muscle, losing fat, and improving their nutrition/water intake. Congratulations to Ursula Ingram who lost 18.4 lbs (10.82%), and earned $420 from everyone's buy-in. She accomplished this by attending my Fitness Group classes two times per week, walking, and improving her nutrition. I'm so proud of all the ladies for working hard during this challenge. Looking ahead to 2020, the key to your fitness success will be creating a new habit of workouts and healthy eating with a plan in place. Ladies, plan on starting with us the week of January 6th, 2020 for the next 10 Week Healthy Weight Loss Challenge. Why not get extra motivation to help you reach your fitness goals? There will be detailed information about this challenge on my website and in the January newspaper. It's also the season of giving; consider a gift certificate for a loved one or yourself for Mobile Personal Training or Corrective Exercises Program where I come to you, or my Fitness Groups in Frederick or Niwot. Gift Certificates are available in any amount for the services I offer at Time For Change Personal Training Contact Tracy Rewerts, NASM Certified Personal Trainer and TBMM Corrective Exercise Specialist at https:// TimeForChangePersonalTraining.com or call 303.828.2856.


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Chamber of Commerce News Carbon Valley Chamber December Business After Hours December 5th - 5:30 to 7:30 pm Adams Bank & Trust 8308 Colorado Blvd. Firestone Join them for fun, food, beverages and lots of networking!! A little birdie told me that Santa might be there too!

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Network at Noon Thursday, December 3, 12:00-1:00 Erie Community Center, 450 Powers St., Erie

Erie Business Connections Thursday, December 5 & December 19 Calvary Bible Church, 615 Evans St., Erie 7:30-9:00am

New Member Coffee Friday, December 6, 7:30-8:00am Erie Chamber Office, 235 Wells St., Erie

Chamber Holiday Open House

Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District Oak Street Hair Ballot Measure 6A for Emergency Services Passes Studio Christmas ccording to preliminary voting advance life support ambulance and fire A results, District voters approved the protection, within the Towns of Frederick Open House & Ballot Measure 6A. The measure will and Firestone. The District will now be able help Frederick-Firestone Fire District to hire more paramedics and firefighters, Introduces New Staff maintain and enhance its services for the began replacing its aging apparatus fleet,

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ak Street Hair Studio invites you to visit their Christmas Open House on Dec. 7 from 2p to 5p. They will have vendors, artists, product specials, drawings and other giveaways and EVERYONE is invited. We want to introduce two new members to our wonderful group of professionals:

Trinidy Weber A married mother of 2 little girls, Trinidy has done hair for thirteen years. She is a cosmologist and a certified barber. She has flexible hours and is definitely kid friendly. She says, "I am taking new clients."

Towns of Frederick and Firestone and unincorporated areas of Weld County serviced by the District. “We want to express our heartfelt thanks to the voters of Frederick and Firestone for passing the 6A Initiative. We are inspired by the overwhelming support and will work tirelessly on our community’s behalf to secure lasting and meaningful improvements to our quality of life here in Frederick and Firestone. We cannot say, thank you, enough,” said Fire Chief Jeremy A. Young. The ballot measure became a priority in 2018 through the District’s long-term planning and strategic mission. As the population of the Fire District continued to increase significantly, service gaps were identified through the District’s planning processes. The ballot measure will ensure that the District will be able to keep providing the same high-level, all-hazards emergency response that includes,

Jess Leif Jess is a divorced mother of two teens. She is a tenyear licensed esthetician and trained in medical spa. Her passion is helping people learn to love their skin. She uses Image skincare, a medical grade skincare line, and comes up with a custom plan, including facials and products, to have you looking and feeling your best. She offers waxing and lash and brow tinting to complete the look. She says, "Your skin will thank you!" Oak Street Hair Studio is located at 539 Oak Street in Frederick. Their number is (720) 428-8067.

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Qualified Listeners Rallies Community to Help Paraplegic Korean War Veteran

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ndy Short, 83-year-old Korean War Veteran in Frederick, CO, became paralyzed October 2014 from a virus attacking his spinal cord leaving him confined to a wheelchair. His old wheelchair ramps were becoming dangerous and needed replaced. Since his only route from inside the home to the front driveway is down the back ramps, through the patio gate, and across the lawn, he also needed a sidewalk poured to get to the driveway to access transportation. He reached out to Qualified Listeners for assistance. Partnering with the Sterling, CO VFW, Qualified Listeners received a grant from the Home Depot Foundation and, with the help of 25 Team Depot volunteers coordinated by the Firestone Home Depot, not only were the immediate needs addressed but front step handrails were installed; trees, shrubs, and debris were removed; and the patio was refurbished and landscaped. Many players were involved in this project. The front handrails were donated and installed by Capital Lumber; concrete was donated and poured by CTS Cement Manufacturing; Frederick Public Works coordinated the trash removal; Waste Connections of Colorado donated the roll off dumpster; American Legion Post 1985 Auxiliary provided lunch for the volunteers the first day; Bella Rosa Golf Course Restaurant provided lunch on the second day; and Eldorado Springs Water donated bottled water. “We are so grateful to Qualified Listeners for making this project happen and for all the wonderful volunteers – it’s totally overwhelming to us”, says Libby Short, wife of Veteran. “Andy has never been able to drive his wheelchair outside like he does now and because of the new handrails this is the first time in five years he’s been able to set on the front porch.” “This is the third project we’ve partnered with Home Depot for home improvements for Veterans”, comments Greg Goettsch, Founder and Executive Director of Qualified Listeners, “and the completion of each project has been a life changing experience for them and their family. We listen to their needs then take action to meet those needs.” For more information visit www. QualifiedListeners.org or call 720-600-0860.

and build additional stations to serve the growing areas of our community. As a Special District, the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District is funded solely from property taxes and receives no money from local municipalities or from the State.

The Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District (FFFPD) is Special District governed by an elected Board of Directors and provides all-hazard response to include fire suppression, emergency medical care and transport, specialized rescue, and fire protection, prevention and education services to residents and businesses within the Town of Frederick, the Town of Firestone and unincorporated portions of Weld County, Colorado. For more information about the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District, please contact FFFPD Community Outreach Specialist Summer Campos at 303-833-2742 or by email at scampos@fffd.us. The FrederickFirestone Fire Protection District Business and Education Center is located at 8426 Kosmerl Place, in Frederick, Colo.

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Weld Commissioner Meetings Live Streamed

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his week the Board of County Commissioners launched a new tool that will help interested citizens stay up-to-date with county business – live streaming their Monday and Wednesday board meetings. “A few residents asked for the ability to be able to watch Board meetings remotely, so we looked into a program that would tie into our existing records management system,” said Commissioner Chair Barbara Kirkmeyer. “Now residents can view the agenda, the minutes (at a later date) and the video all on one screen.” To access the live feed, viewers can either click the Quick Link on the www.weldgov.com homepage or visit the Commissioner page under Departments. Viewers can either watch videos live or view past meeting videos on demand. “This is a great addition to our communication tool box,” said Commissioner Scott James. “This was something I really wanted the county to provide to our residents, so I’m excited to see we have a system now in place that will do just that.”

FFFD Hosts 15th Annual Community Santa Run

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he Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District will host its 15th annual Community Santa Run December 19-22. The Santa Run has become a community tradition that residents and Fire District personnel have come to look forward to and enjoy. The Santa Run consists of four nights, where the Fire District personally leads Santa throughout residential neighborhoods in Frederick, Firestone and its surrounding areas. Kids and parents can meet Santa, see a fire engine, and greet firefighters without leaving the safety of their neighborhood. Dates, Times, & Route Maps This year's event will be Dec. 19-22 and each evening we will begin at 5 p.m. The subdivisions are in the order that the firefighters, District staff, and Santa will be following. The maps are listed with A, B or C. This is because we have multiple Santas each evening to get through all of the communities in our District. Below please find which subdivisions we will be visiting and on which evening along with route maps so that you can see in which order we are coming and and how we will be coming through your neighborhood.

Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019 Rinn Valley, Barefoot Lakes,Gateway North Apartments, Prairie Greens, Angel View, and Savannah.

Friday, Dec. 20, 2019 Old Town Firestone/ Overlook, Evanston, Countryside, West View, Firestone Meadows Apartments, Oak Meadows, Mountain Shadows, The Shores, Morningside, Wildflower, and Wyndham Hill

Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019 St. Vrain Ranch, Ridgecrest, Sagebrush, Old Town Frederick, Carriage Hills, Maple Ridge, Parkview, Eagle Crest, Monarch Estates, Neighbors Point

Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019 No Name Creek, The Farm, Moore Farm, Raspberry Hill, Eagle Valley, Summit View, Fox Run, Saddleback Heights, Saddleback, Owl Lakes, Stoneridge, Cimarron Point, Booth Farms * Please note that the time we begin could change depending on inclement weather and we cannot give exact times that we will be entering neighborhoods. Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter for any changes or updates. For More Information For more information or for questions, please email Summer Campos, our Community Outreach Specialist or call her at 303-833-2742.


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United Power Files with PUC for Tri-State Exit Price Cooperative Seeks Solution to Provide More Renewable, Cost Effective Power to Members

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nited Power, a member-owned electric cooperative serving Colorado’s northern front range, has been investigating its power supply options with Tri-State Generation & Transmission over the last several years, as is the fiduciary responsibility to its memberowners. As part of its investigation, United Power filed a request for the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to exercise its authority to establish a just, reasonable, and nondiscriminatory exit charge from Tri-State Generation & Transmission. Tri-State is a cooperative generation and transmission association headquartered in Westminster, Colorado which provides wholesale power to 40 utilities across four states, including United Power. “United Power members deserve clean, affordable energy and we have an obligation as a cooperative to look out for the financial interests of our member-owners. We have been working for the last few years on solutions with Tri-State that would allow the co-op the flexibility to add local resources, or purchase lower cost power from other sources,” said John Parker, Chief Executive Officer for United Power. “Conversations regarding our power agreement with Tri-State have stalled and the cooperative is seeking out all possible alternatives to build in rate reductions and offer more renewable options to our energy mix.” Power purchase agreements with Tri-State limit the purchase of additional power by United Power to just five percent of total power requirements. United Power, along with several other cooperatives, championed a bylaw change that would allow Tri-State member cooperatives to enter into partial requirement contracts. These new partial requirement contracts are an essential component of any successful plan to de-carbonize Colorado electricity generation consistent with Colorado state policy objectives by reducing United Power’s reliance on Tri-State’s high-priced, carbonintensive power mix. Not only that, they would allow the cooperative to better meet demands for local renewable energy projects, and ultimately reduce costs for United Power members. Since the resolution was passed earlier this year, the two parties have been unable to come to agreements on proposed solutions, and recently Tri-State placed a moratorium on all partial power and buy-out conversations until mid-2020. “By not allowing United Power to move forward in a timely manner to seek additional energy sources, Tri-State is effectively holding this cooperative and our members hostage,” said Parker. “We are seeking partial requirements and/or buy-out solutions that are in the financial interests of the Tri-State cooperative family, and mutually beneficial to the ratepayers we serve. A full disclosure of a fair and just exit package is the information United Power needs to evaluate and ultimately make effective choices for our members.” Colorado’s Public Utilities Law gives the Commission broad jurisdiction over public utilities like Tri-State, thus United Power has asked for their intervention to obtain a fair exit price and pricing methodology from Tri-State.

Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Drop Off for Christmas

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oin us in providing toys for children in Weld County. Donations are accepted now through December 17. Please drop off new or gently used toys at Four Rivers Equipment, located at 3763 Monarch St. in Frederick, CO 80516. This is south of Hwy 52 and west of I25, the area behind Pinocchio’s Italian Restaurant. Last year Toys for Tots was able to distribute 10,194 toys to 4,540 local Weld County children to brighten their Christmas. Won’t you be a part of their joy?

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Vet Connect Event – For Veterans & Families

ualified Listeners will be hosting the 2nd Annual Vet Connect Event to connect Veterans Q to Veterans, connect Veteran Families to Veteran Families, connect Veterans & Families to Resources, and connect Veterans & Families to Jobs.This is Saturday, March 14, 2020 | 10:00 am – 2:00 pm | Embassy Suites & Conference Center | 4705 Clydesdale Parkway | Loveland, CO | Free Admission, Plenty of Parking Connect yourself to over 30 qualified VA and non-VA resources and get your questions answered. Find out what’s available to you and meet employers who focus on hiring Veterans. Qualified Listeners is a Veteran & Family Resource Hub serving northern Colorado and southern Wyoming. For more information visit www.QualifiedListeners.org or call 720-600-0860

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Frederick Announces New Town Manager

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he Mayor and Board of Trustees are excited to announce the selection of Bryan Ostler as Frederick's next Town Manager. The Board will officially appoint Ostler and approve his contract during their November 12, 2019 regular Board meeting. Ostler is scheduled to begin his role with the Town of Frederick on Monday, November 25, 2019. "The Board of Trustees and I are very excited to welcome Bryan back to the Frederick team," said Mayor Tony Carey. "We are confident that Bryan's years of experience in municipal government, combined with his passion and commitment for Frederick, will serve this community well as we look toward the future." Ostler has worked in the public sector for over 15 years, most recently serving as Deputy County Manager in Adams County, Colorado. He previously worked for the Town of Frederick as the Administrative Services Director and served for a period as Interim Town Manager. During his time in local government, Ostler has gained extensive experience in strategic and operational leadership. Ostler holds a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Colorado Denver. Bryan, along with his wife Shaunna and their three children, are longtime residents of the Town of Frederick. "I am excited to have the opportunity to serve the community that I have lived in for over ten years and to work with a great team of employees, Board and residents," said Bryan Ostler. Ostler was one of three finalists selected from an initial pool of 65 candidates. The Board of Trustees held interviews with the three finalists, which included opportunities for staff, Board and community input, on Monday, October 28, 2019. Ostler was sworn in at Town Hall at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, with a small reception to follow.

Frederick Ballot Measure 2A Passes

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ccording to preliminary voting results, Frederick voters said yes to Ballot Measure 2A. The measure asked Frederick residents whether or not they want to put in place a 1% sales and use tax to be paid by any person who purchases taxable items in the Town of Frederick. The tax would go into effect in 2020, and all revenues from the tax would be spent on police services only. "We are grateful for the support from the community. Ultimately, the citizens of Frederick are the winners of this election," said Police Chief Todd Norris. "These additional resources funded by the ballot initiative will ensure that we continue to meet the high expectations of the community as growth continues." An increase in population prompted the measure, and the number of calls for service has doubled since 2012. Still, due to the lack of a dedicated revenue source, the police department's staffing levels have not kept up with the growth and service demand. Also, calls for service requiring two or more officers have increased while current staffing levels do not always accommodate two officers per shift. Funds from the passing of 2A will add needed personnel and equipment, improve recruitment and retention of officers, replace the outdated records management system and strengthen proactive policing efforts to enhance public safety. Mayor Tony Carey stated, "I am so proud the community has recognized the importance of our policing needs. The passing of 2A will allow our police department to continue to provide programs and services at a level our residents expect from their town."

Town of Frederick Earns Budget Award

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he Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) announced that the Town of Frederick has received GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its 2019 budget. According to the GFOA’s press release announcing the award, “The award represents a significant achievement by the entity. It reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting.” In order to receive the budget award, Frederick had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. These guidelines are designed to assess how well the budget serves as: • A policy document • A financial plan • An operations guide • A communications device Budget documents must be rated “proficient” in all four categories, and in the fourteen mandatory criteria within those categories, to receive the award. There are over 1,600 participants in the Budget Awards Program. The most recent Budget Award recipients, along with their corresponding budget documents, are posted on GFOA’s website, GFOA.org. You can also find the Town of Frederick’s 2019 Budget documents at FrederickCO.gov/Budget. The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), founded in 1906, is a major professional association servicing the needs of more than 20,000 federal, state, and local finance officials. GFOA’s mission is to advance excellence in public financing.


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October 19, 1933 ~ October 13, 2019 ELAINE ZADEL born October 19, 1933 to Thelma and Nicholas Angulas in Longmont Colorado. She is preceded in death by her husband George, her parents, sisters Rose Lewis and Kathryn Bell and a brother George Angulas. She married George Lincoln Zadel on June 30, 1950. They had five children Johnny (wife Mary), James William Katsaros, Patricia Sudbeck (husband Rick), Theodore Zadel and George Gregory Zadel. She has 16 grandchildren Jonathan Zadel (wife Julie), Christopher Zadel (wife Jennifer), Benjamin Zadel (wife Ruby), Molly Norgen (husband Troy), Tillie Subdeck, Hanna Felker (husband Tyler), Maggie Sudbeck, Nellie Sudbeck, Kayla Contardo (husband Kevin), Elizabeth Zadel, Leah Zadel, George Zadel Jr, Caroline Zadel and Grace Zadel, James Katsaros and Niki Katsaros. Elaine has 9 Great grandchildren, Devon and Rylan Zadel, Caidance and Logan Zadel, Deanna and Madalyn Zadel, Stella and Pearl Norgen and Scarlet Felker. She loved spending time with all her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Elaine and George moved from Frederick Colorado in 1951 to Pueblo Colorado where he and Elaine lived for many years. Elaine and George later moved to the country outside of Johnstown after George retired. Her husband George passed away while living in Johnstown at age 59 in May 1988. Elaine lived in Longmont, Colorado where her father had a restaurant. Her

m o t h e r worked at the restaurant where Elaine ate all of her meals. She loved to go to the movie theatre in Longmont o f t e n watching one movie every day. When her father Nicholas retired, they moved to Frederick when she was in 8th grade. That is where she met and later married George Zadel. Elaine is remembered as being a hard-working woman that helped George her husband with the many rentals that were always in need of repairing, painting and cleaning. She later managed and ran a Liquor Store in Johnstown, Colorado. She was a fabulous cook. She also loved to garden and canned many wonderful jars of pickles, peppers and tomatoes. She loved to travel and made many trips to Greece to visit relatives. She also traveled to Europe, Italy, New Zealand and Australia. A visitation was held from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Carroll-Lewellen Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am Thursday, October 17, 2019 at St John the Evangelist Catholic Church 1730 W. 12th St, Loveland Colorado. Interment followed at Longmont Mountain View Cemetery.

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