CVCR July 2019

Page 1

Volume 20  Issue 7  July 2019  Since 1999



Consumer Report

For More Information: 303.833.5997 POB 962 ●Frederick, CO 80530

U.S. Postage


Frederick, CO 80530 Permit No. 30

Postal Customer

Carbon Valley Erie Mead Serving all of Dacono, Firestone, Frederick, Mead, & parts of Longmont & Erie Your Monthly Connection to Community News & Events  Visit cvcrnews.c cv .com


Creating Community By Connecting Neighbors

l kellymartindale | cvcr1999 martindalemedia | t @CVCR1999 f/CarbonValleyConsumerReport cv .com

”…Yet when they returned and cried out to You, You heard from heaven; And many times You delivered them according to Your mercies,….” Neh 9:28

20 Years of Balance, Fairness & Local Info w/this Community Paper—Online & f t g l

From Drab to Fab with Amber at the Green Pear Salon By Kelly Fordyce Martindale


t would be easy to push the fabulous talent of Amber Losasso at the Green Pear Salon in Frederick. But I’d like to start by first sharing a story. Why? Because it shows her heart and I think that is the most important part of any human being, especially one that provides a service to our communities. “A family came into the chain salon where I was working. The mom was quite thin and wearing a hat. She, with her husband, son and daughter, approached my chair, all with very sad eyes. I welcomed them and ask how I could help. Through tearful eyes, as mom pulled off her hat, she asked, ‘Can you help me?’ Sorrow and compassion filled me as I viewed her mostly bald head with chunks of matted hair still attached to her scalp. ‘I just got out of treatment. I have terminal cancer. I just want this off my head,’ she tells me and then covers her eyes and cries. ‘Please do your best to make me look as good as

you can,’ she pleaded with tears streaming down her face. She tried to put on a brave smile. As I cut her hair, I asked her if the hospital actually let her leave with her hair the way it was. She replied with a cold ‘yep,’ while I continued my work. I was in shock and my heart hurt for her and then I was mad. It was at that moment I was inspired to do something. I wanted to make a difference in her life and the lives of others in the same situation. When I finished, she thanked me. We hugged. I said, ‘No charge.’ I’ve never seen her again, but I pledged to help those with cancer by going to their home and cutting their hair for free. It’s something I can do to make someone else’s life a bit easier—in the name of Carol. Coming from a beautician background, Amber spent a lot of time in her aunt’s salon in Wheat Ridge. Both her mother and aunt were hair stylists. Those women taught her at a

young age, Anyone who walks through your salon door should feel and look amazing when they walk out your door! Amber is in her eleventh year serving others in the beauty industry. She thought about working in her aunt’s salon but decided she wanted her own business. She has her booth space at Green Pear salon at 142 6th Street, Unit 6, in Frederick right off Colorado Blvd at the roundabout. Client’s come from Arvada, Thornton, Ft. Lupton, and Longmont to receive her expertise and styling services. Ambers clients are both men and women, all ages and all are welcome. To get an idea of her services you must check out her Facebook page. She posts lots of photos of finished hair designs and styles. On Facebook, search for Creative Hair Image By Amber Lanai. You will be impressed. Amber says, “I work with two other hair stylists, Patti Johnson, and Concha Aquirre, the Green Pear salon owner. We also have a fabulous nail designer, McKenna Mae Orozco.”

“I specialize in hair color, cuts and styles. My clients tell me I take them from drab to fab, as if they are ready for Hollywood,” she shares. “I am a kind person,” Amber says. “I’m a very passionate wife, mother and hair designer.” She is married with two amazing kids. “We are a musical and artistic family,” she shares. Outside of doing hair, she works on song writing, making music and supporting other local musicians. For July, Amber is offering a $50.00 partial highlight WITH purchase of a haircut or clients can receive a Free conditioning treatment with the purchase of a haircut. “The best thing about my business is looking at my customer’s smiles, receiving warm hugs and hearing the wow’s…that’s what keeps me going!” she says. You can schedule with Amber by calling 720.366.1687. She is located at 142 6th Street, #6, Frederick. Don’t forget to check out her Facebook page.

We’re not like others. And neither are you.

Our agents are full time, top performing agents.

Actual Local Patients: Stephane and Jessica Our newest location serving Weld County is at 451 Oak Street, #208 Frederick, CO 80530 303-833-7075

Stop By or Call Us Today! RESIDENTIAL




We have additional offices in Brighton, Westminster/Broomfield and Denver to serve you!

Authentic Mexican Cuisine breakfast | lunch | dinner | Take out 3120 Village Vista Drive in Erie, Colorado



Free Orthodontic Exam

Free Kids’ Exams (ages 2 and under)


y Dai l Lunch Specials

Join Us Sun-Thur 2 to 6pm

8310 Colorado Blvd Ste 200 Firestone, Colorado 303-848-3633

We accept most insurance plans, including Medicaid.

M– Th 10:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Fri 10:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. | Sat 10:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. | Sun 10:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Page 2

Consumer Report for Carbon Valley, Erie & Mead—Local News & Business Info for Residents

What’s On My Mind

Vol. 20, Issue 7

Kelly Martindale, Publisher

More Inspiration & Encouragement at

Serving SW Weld County: Firestone, Frederick, Dacono, E. Erie, E. Longmont & Mead (22,000)! The ONLY Colorado publication to reach every Consumer in our area every month! For Display Advertising or to have a feature written or to send press releases or classifieds e-mail or call 303.833.5997. Deadlines: 15th of each prior month. Classified Ads: FREE up to 30 words Locally Owned & Operated Since 1999: Kelly J Martindale Sales: Kelly Martindale Production: Kelly Martindale Writers: Kelly Fordyce Martindale Betty Heath  Peggy Blewett You can read past issues at The CVCR is a member of the Carbon Valley, Erie and Mead Area Chambers of Commerce

Peace Cross Love Cross


n June 20, 2019 the Supreme Court ruled that a Maryland World War I memorial “in the shape of” a forty-foot-tall cross can continue to stand on public land. It was erected, in 1925, as a monument to the area residents who died in WWI. Folks, that’s ninety-four years ago. Nearly one hundred years of honoring those who perished in WWI. Memorials really don’t mean much to those who had no investment in the life or lives that were lost. I suppose that is why it was so easy to tear down the structures that were removed in the past several years. The destruction even touched the Carbon Valley. Firestone had a situation involving a memorial placed after the death of a resident’s son. It eventually, as with the WWI monument, worked out, but it was heart wrenching. Monuments pay tribute to people, sometimes to not-so-good people, but mostly to good people who are loved and missed. As passerby’s, it wouldn’t hurt us to stop and consider those left behind, who

may continue to struggle with grief and unanswered questions. The monuments to those who did terrible things are disturbing, but those things are a part of our history. Instead of tearing down the structure, perhaps, we need to leave it and teach our children and grandchildren the truth about that person or what the monument stands for. We need to make sure the atrocity doesn’t happen in the future. Justice Samual Alito wrote this about the monument, “For some, that monument is a symbolic resting place for ancestors who never returned home. For others, it is a place for the community to gather and honor all veterans and their sacrifices to our Nation. For others still, it is a historical landmark. For many of these people, destroying or defacing the Cross that has stood undisturbed for nearly a century would not be neutral and would not further the ideals of respect and tolerance embodied in the First Amendment. For all these reasons, the Cross does not offend the Constitution,” he wrote.


In our society, that outwardly fights for tolerance, America is more intolerant than I’ve ever known. My eighty-one-yearold dad might agree. There is incredible persecution against so many peoples. I won’t list because many might be offended. Alito is correct. The “shape of the cross” has a different meaning to each individual. A preschooler might see it, simply, as the letter T. Others hate it because of religious associations. Maryland officials had argued that the cross, sometimes called the “Peace Cross,” doesn’t violate the Constitution because it has a secular purpose and meaning. The Cross, to me, is a sign of love. Deep, all-encompassing love. I don’t see crosses that often, but I think of The Cross a lot. Each time I am filled with peace. The Cross is not a religious symbol to me, nor do I consider myself “religious.” I don’t have any rituals that are daily or weekly habits. I don’t shun others or avoid activities or specific foods on certain days.

Why do I feel at peace when I think about The Cross?

Committed to offering unparalleled personal service What you can expect: Honesty, Attentivness, Diligence, Efficiency, A Practical Approach

Generations ago, someone cared about me, knowing how rotten of a person I would become. And He loved me. He loved me way back when, He loved me when I was the worst person I could ever be, and He loves me still. That knowledge brings me deep peace. And I rest in that peace.

PO Box 998, Frederick, CO 80530 |

Think about this.

ELLEN M. ROSS 303.500.5116

a member of the Carbon Valley Chamber of Commerce | Licensed in Colorado and New York


Perhaps the presence of questionable monuments will encourage our youth, our future generations, to become critical thinkers. Don’t we want them to understand the depravity of mankind and change history? If I saw a monument to Hitler, I wouldn’t be in awe. Just thinking about it, my heart races as I think of the horrors committed back then as well as those happening today. I want to be a part of the change. Removing the structure hides the truth.

The opinions expressed in features, columns, press releases, letters to the editor, etc. are not necessarily those of the Owner and publisher of the Carbon Valley Consumer Report. The Consumer Report assumes no responsibility for any outcome to any businesses, any advertiser, any people or any government entity. This paper has up to 20% post consumer waste and the ink is soy based. The mills that produce the paper are FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and SFI (Sustainable Forest Initiative) certified.

Deadline for Every Issue of the CVCR is the 15th of Each Month...Late??? Try Anyway! We do not have a mailing list that you can be removed from. We mail via USPS, saturation routes. Please recycle your used CVCR.

When truth is hidden, evil reigns.

An Erie Independent Business

970-234-OTTE (6883)

“Protecting Your Financial Roots” Your Local Authorized Agents for

and Many More!!

Vol. 20, Issue 7

For The Carbon Valley, Mead & Erie—Like us at


h ANNU 1 7 t 2019 A L



d l Ree Danie Grant

The Modniks

if Sacr Soul

Carbon Valley race starts at Firecracker 5k 7:30 a.m.

Please visit our website for information on parking.

Evening Festival 7:00-9:30 p.m. Vendors/booths, free activities, games & food trucks The Jenn Cleary Band 7:15-8:15 p.m. Possessed by Paul James 8:30-9:30 p.m.

10:00 a.m.

The Modniks 10:30-11:30 a.m.

4th at Firestone Fireworks

Band leary enn C J e h T

9:30 p.m.

se Posses

l James d by Pau

Announcements Noon

Parade Awards, Veterans Recognition

Grant Daniel Reed 12:30-1:30 p.m. Coral Creek 2:00-3:00 p.m Soul Sacrifice 3:00-4:00 p.m Tribute To Santana ENERGIZE C O L O R A D O


Carbon Valley Garage Technician Wanted


pportunity and position information: We currently have a Technician position available, we are in need of a 5+ year experienced Technician. In business since 2011, Carbon Valley Garage takes great pride in providing the best possible service at a fair price. We are a Napa Auto Care facility and offer our customers a three year nationwide warranty. We are a full service shop proud of our honesty and integrity!

5 day work week NO Saturdays or Sundays; our Techs make great pay without cutting into family or personal time, paid vacation and holidays, with no work past 5:30pm Well-maintained equipment Plenty of room and lifts for our Techs Well-lighted work areas All the latest software, Wi-Fi and/or computer terminals in our facility, clean, neat, and well tooled work environment and uniforms, laundry, private break room Professional Service Advisors who respect our Techs Our customers trust our facility so we always have plenty of good business for our Techs year-round *Even if YOU have never worked in an independent shop, we invite you to talk to us to find out more about our facility, our work and our area! *Techs, NO warranty work here. Get paid fairly on EVERY job! *Submit YOUR resume with confidence that all contacts with us are completely confidential. Do it TODAY! Our benefits include: Tool Coverage Paid Vacation Paid Holidays Paid Personal Days Paid Sick Days Provided Uniforms Continued Paid Training Fair wages, we will offer you a market based hourly wage with a production based bonus plan Modern tools and modern vehicle lifts, 10,000 sq ft shop, new Snap-On alignment system A trusting customer base, and a easy commute as we are at the I-25 and Hwy 66 intersection in Mead, CO Contact Us For Details! What we need for the Technician position: 5+ years of experience and ASE certification Ability to inspect, diagnosis customer concerns and recommend additional maintenance and repairs that are needed Ability to work on all aspects of vehicles such as suspension, brakes, A/C systems, major fuel, engine and computer components, diesel experience a plus, but not required Have strong communication skills and a fair and honest work ethic Complete set of hand tools, and the ability to use a tablet and a computer are a must Valid driver’s license, and a clean driving record is a plus Opportunity offered by: Carbon Valley Garage This opportunity located in: Mead, Colorado/Metro Area For more information about this career opportunity please contact: Contact:Andrew Givan - Owner | 720-378-7888 | Fax:720-378-7886 |

Kelly’s Café & Pub Fresh Ground Burgers | Fresh Cut Fries | Wing | Sliders $2fts Sandwiches | Nachos | Soups | Salads| More! Dra

PBR Bud Lt Coors Lt

Happy Hour


Haircuts|Perms|Color|Skincare|Waxing Electrolysis|Make-up|Manicures|Pedicures Competitive Prices | Personal Service ←→ Relaxing Atmosphere

Love what Rita does for my hair & skin! ~Kelly Martindale

FREE Consultation on Mineral Make-Up Personalized for You!

Redken • Kenra • Sanitas • YG Laboratories

Parking Lot Opens at 7:00 p.m.

Contact the Carbon Valley Parks & Recreation District for more information:

Festival & Entertainment 10:00 a.m.Vendors/booths, free activities, games,inflatables & petting zoo 4:30 p.m.

Rita Alloway

1034 GlenDale Circle|Dacono


Firestone Regional Sports Complex, 6850 Tilbury Ave. 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.

Pancake Breakfast 7:00-9:00 a.m.

Through historic Firestone to Miners Park

Locally owned by

ek Coral Cre

ntana to Sa ibute ice Tr

American Legion Auxiliary, 870 1st Street


Skincare and More

Miners Park, 170 Grant Avenue 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Bungee Trampoline · Petting Zoo · Games Pony Rides · Performances · Inflatables Pedal Carts · Climbing & Velcro Walls Free Snow Cones & Activities

Page 3

Happy Hour M-F 4p to 6p

& Appetizer Specials!

Outdoor Paint Projects


eep in mind that while your home exterior is painted, your outdoor furniture and accessories can be painted as well. As with any painting project, preparation is key and there is a proper method of preparation for each type of surface to be painted. Metal light fixtures, including brass can be updated to white, bronze, black, or matched to an accent such as your door color. The fixtures will need to be sanded and primed before painting with a good exterior paint. There are also great spray primers and paints available for outdoor use. The same applies to metal patio furniture. It can be matched to the body or trim color, or for contrast choose a color on a wheel that are opposite your house colors. The pieces will need to be at least sanded or the paint may need to be completely removed. Next prime with a quality exterior primer, then paint with a top grade product specifically for painting outdoor furniture. Most woods do well if properly prepped and primed as long as the final coats - we always recommend two - are with paint intended for outdoor use. Teak furniture will fare better if oiled rather than painted due to the constant seepage of the natural oils within the wood. Redwood does well with a semi-transparent stain but expect to apply it every year or two, depending upon the weather. Wicker and rattan furniture can benefit from priming and painting for protection from the elements. Plastic furniture should be painted with paint designed specifically for plastic to ensure the best bond. What else can your painter spruce up? Pots, planters, wrought iron yard ornaments, fiberglass gnomes, etc. Yard tools giving you splinters? A quick sanding and a coat of varnish on the handles is a fast remedy!

For more information please call Tim Zaerr at Blue Parrot Painting at 303.678.8442 or visit

Certified Arborist RM7632A

ff O % 0 1

, Seniors s , ts n e li er eC 1st Tim First Respond & Militar y

Mobile Personal Training Where I Come to You! Interval/Circuit Training Classes on Mondays/Weds at 7pm In Frederick $20 Off A 10 Session Mobile Personal Training Package See Website For Details & Availability. Expires 7/31/19

$10 Off a 10-Session Fitness Group Punch Card Your First Session Is Free, Then $10 Off A 10 Session Punch Card To My Ladies Only Fitness Groups. RSVP Required Online. Expires 7/31/19

Tracy Rewerts 303-828-2856

NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Women's Fitness Specialist & ISFTA Foam Roller Specialist

Frederick Skate Park Update


he skate park is planned to be located in the southern portion of Frederick Recreation Area, along Godding Hollow Parkway. The Town is working with Team Pain, a professional skate park design and construction firm with worldwide recognition. Drop in to see the most recent design.


Planting of trees, shrubs, and plants

Pruning and removal of trees 40' and smaller Mowing | Aeration | Landscaping | Yard clean up Irrigation repair & maintenance | Sprinkler start-up |Sprinkler blow-outs

Saturday Special

$3 Chile Dog & Fries 12p to 4p Saturdays Only | Noon to 4pm Only w/coupon | Exp. 7/31/19


237 Main St | Mead 80542 | 970.535.0535

Get a FREE Quote Today!

Page 4

Consumer Report for Carbon Valley, Erie & Mead—Local News & Business Info for Residents

Mowers | Blowers | Trimmers | Chain Saws | Edgers | Prunners

303.255.3227 3770 Eureka Way I-25 & Hwy 52


CAMPING Home Safety

ball games

Model EU2000i



Eco-Throttle© h ottle© 2200 watts (18.3A) 4000-4500 rpm 62 dB Power for microwave, refrigerators, hair dryer, small AC units, and sensitive electronics 3 Years Warranty

Sales | Full Service Repair | Factory Trained | Authorized Dealer

CV Daughters of the American Revolution Attend Naturalization Ceremony

Vol. 20, Issue 7

Dear Editor: GREED


emorial Day is about honoring the sacrifices of our uniformed men and women who’ve died in service to out country protecting our freedoms. For years a few volunteers have made an effort to have a Memorial Day service on hallowed grounds at the Erie Cemetery. This year the volunteers were told by the Town of Erie Board of Trustees and Administration staff that they would need a permit at the cost of $250.00 before they could have this annual 30 minute Memorial Day Ceremony. When did greed take over the true meaning of Memorial Day? This year with no advertising because it requires a permit we had a low turnout at our “unauthorized” service. However, the few who knew gathered as the Erie Boy Scouts lowered the flag to half mast and read the list of names of the military Americans that died in WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan who are buried in our cemetery. A volunteer gave a short speech and led a prayer. Amen. Instead of a day of memory and tears the controlling Town of Erie Administration has once again placed a dollar value and other burdens on the honor, the sacrifice, service and dignity on the true meaning of Memorial Day. Shame on you! USAF Tech Sergeant, David L. Johnson, Erie Senior Citizen


ancy Gapter and Esther DeManche, members of the Carbon Valley Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), joined members of the Arapahoe Chapter of the NSDAR to witness 41 northern Colorado residents become U.S. Citizens. The Naturalization Ceremony was held on May 23 at the Boulder Public Library. Representing 21 countries, these newest citizens’ hard work, perseverance, and patriotic dedication were applauded and cheered by family and friends. Carbon Valley Chapter of NSDAR was honored to present all the new citizens with an American flag.

303.518.0089 Helping people connect to business through social media | Find Face to Face on Facebook

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

 2019 Mosquito Control: The Town of Firestone’s Public Works Department will provide the Town’s mosquito surveillance and control activities for the 2019 season. Mosquito traps are set in strategic locations throughout Town to determine mosquito type and population. Based on this information, Town staff will spray adulticides and


 Projects in Town – The Planning & Zoning Department continue to receive applications for both residential and commercial projects. The department Colleen Whitlow is responsible for reviewing all land use development applications from annexations through final plat. Planning staff regularly update the online list of active land use applications. The Active Land Use Applications webpage not only includes the name of the projects, but also a description of each project and its location within Mead. Maps, for both commercial and residential development, are also accessible for residents. To learn more about the active developments in Mead, please visit: https://www.  Board - The Board of Trustees had a busy month. Board members discussed the community survey results compiled by Magellan Strategies, amended height standards for lighting, and approved the rate study for the wastewater utility services. The Board approved the


 Summer Lunch Program - The City of Dacono has partnered with the Weld Food Bank and New Horizons Christian Church to provide a location where lunch Joe Baker will be served to children 18 and younger. Lunches will be served Monday through Friday 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. underneath the pavilion at Clem Dufour Park. The program concludes August 2. During 2017-2018, 43,384 combined breakfast and lunches were served. Please contact the

larvicides as needed. The Town generally sprays between 8:30 - 10:00 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays (weather permitting) at the height of mosquito activity, in order to eliminate a larger population of mosquitos. In 2019, weekly Mosquito spraying will begin on Thursday, June 13. Visit for more information.  On Monday, June 10, 2019 the water line and street replacement project on Wooster Avenue began. Scheduled work will take place Monday through Friday between the hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on weekends between the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is anticipated that the work for this project will last through the summer. To view a project overview and map, visit I want to thank the residents in this area for their patience while this work is being completed.  SAVE THE DATES! Upcoming Community Events:  Food & Flick Fridays: July 12 at Harney Park and July

26 & August 9 at Hart Park. Food trucks will be there from 6-9pm, free music, activities and face painting from 6-8pm and the movie will begin around 8:30pm. To view the movies and food truck line-up check-out the events on Facebook at www. or visit foodandflickfridays.  You are invited to join your elected officials for the summer Chat with a Trustee events! While it is warm, we are going to take advantage of Firestone’s parks and meet outside! We’ll be at Harney Park on Thursday, July 18 from 10am-12pm. Water, lemonade and light refreshments will be available. Hope to see you there!  Join the Firestone Police Department to celebrate National Night Out at Settlers Park on Tuesday, August 6 from 6-8pm. There will be live music, fun games and food trucks!

Intergovernmental Agreement between the Town of Mead and Mountain View Fire Rescue District for fire and emergency medical services. The 2018 International Building Code was also adopted. The Board held three public hearings and approved The Highlands Preliminary Plat, Raterink Annexation and Zoning, and the Red Barn Preliminary Plat and PUD. We also approved many administrative items and adopted a NEW LOGO for the Town of Mead. Town staff will begin implementing the new logo over the next few months and into 2020. To view the Board of Trustees agenda and meeting information, visit the following webpage:  Community – Activities  We wrapped up an exciting June with the Fishing is Fun! Fish Clinic & Derby, first Movie in the Park (Mary Poppins Returns) and the first Concert in the Park (George Gray and the Elvis Experience). The town-wide garage sale was held on June 29, with approximately 20 participating households across town.  Community – Upcoming Events  The annual Bike Parade is Thursday, July 4. Bike decorating begins at 10 a.m., and the parade starts at 10:30 a.m. Decorating and the parade happen at, and near, Town Hall. It is a great time for children of all ages.  Active Adults are having a mystery trip on July 9 starting at 10 a.m. More information on the Active Adults trips available

online at active-adults-resource-page.  The Concerts in the Park concert series continues in July. Concerts begin at 6 p.m., with food trucks there from 5:30-7:30 p.m. All the fun happens at Mead Town Park. July concerts are: ● 7/11 – RETRO, an 80s tribute band (and car show) ● 7/25 – Tim Ostdiek, an uplifting folk artist with a bit of funk ● The next Movies in the Park event is Friday, July 5. The movie starts at dusk, with food trucks and activities for kids from 6-8 p.m. July’s movie is Ralph Breaks the Internet.  Stay Informed – We have started a new outreach program called Coffee with the Mayor, held every first Saturday of the month at Town Hall. I invite you to come have coffee with me, from 8-10 a.m. Bring your questions, concerns and thoughts. Also, don’t forget to sign up for email delivery through the town’s website. Email subscriptions for bids/RFPs, job openings, Town of Mead news and alerts, and the Mead Messenger are available. Sign up for email notifications by visiting:  If you are unable to attend the Board of Trustees meetings, the meetings are video recorded to watch at your convenience. View meetings at  Please stay safe, and as always, I am happy to come visit you or your organization. Please contact me via email at cwhitlow@

Weld Food Bank Child Programs Coordinator at 970-356-2199 x302 for more information.  Enjoy the FREE Music & Movie Summer Series in Dacono’s Centennial Park! This is a new event series for the entire family. Bring a picnic or grab dinner from the food trucks! Beer will be available for purchase during the concert. Saturday, July 13 6:30 p.m. Music and Movie Summer Series: Acoustic Folk-Rock Band: South to Cedars; Movie: Hotel Transylvania 3  Mosquito Control - FIGHT THE BITE COLORADO! Mosquito season is in full swing. The City of Dacono contracts with Vector Disease Control International (VDCI) for seasonal mosquito control. The services include: survey/mapping services of larval breeding sites, mosquito breeding site inspection and larviciding services (spraying), and adult mosquito trapping. If you have a pesky mosquito problem, call the Mosquito Line 877-276-4306  CARBON VALLEY MUSIC FESTIVAL - Featuring Los Lonely Boys Saturday, August 3rd 2 - 10 p.m. Dacono’s Centennial

Field Under The Water Tower  Bring friends, family and neighbors to Dacono’s biggest event of the year! Featuring six all-star bands and starring Los Lonely Boys, this is an event for the whole family. Free kids’ activities, beer garden, spirits tastings, food vendors and fireworks!  NATIONAL NIGHT OUT & MOVIE AT THE PARK DISNEY’S RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET: WRECK IT RALPH 2 TUESDAY, AUG 6, 6:00 P.M.  National Night Out is an annual community-building event that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. Meet your first responders and check out police cars, fire apparatus, hands-on learning stations. Then enjoy a FREE outdoor movie at Dave Osborne Park, next to City Hall. This year we will feature “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck it Ralph 2.” Pack a snack and enjoy an evening under the stars.

Vol. 20, Issue 7

For The Carbon Valley, Mead & Erie—Like us at

Why Cruises are Ideal for Multi-Generational Travel


hether it’s a milestone event or just an excuse to get the whole gang together, a multi-generational vacation is great way to strengthen family bonds. And when it comes to pleasing travelers of all ages, cruising ranks near the top of the list. Cruise lines are making the necessary changes to accommodate larger groups in response to the surge of multi-generational travelers. One notable change is staterooms that are being designed to sleep more than two people; in fact, some even have connecting cabins opening into larger family suites. In addition to having plenty of space, cruises also have a wide variety of dining options for the entire family. Picky eaters or food enthusiasts, cruise ships have so many options to choose from that everyone is sure to be happy. Traveling by sea provides cruisers with tons of amazing entertainment onboard. While traveling together is great there usually comes a time when people want to break away from the group for a few hours for a little space. Luckily cruise ships are well equipped with plenty of age-appropriate activities to keep everyone busy. Between teen clubs, fitness centers, lounges and casinos, travelers will forget they’re out on the open ocean. Some of the newer ships have rock climbing walls, ice rinks, water slides and parks. It’s also worth noting that all cruise ships that sail in U.S. waters must be ADA compliant so family members of all abilities can be included in the fun. You can even rent wheelchairs, motorized or not, even wheelchairs that you can use on the sandy beaches! For help in planning your memorable vacation, Judy Bakanec can be reached at Going Places Travel in Frederick. Call her at 303.485.9930 or email her at

Wellness Practitioners for Inside and Out In One Firestone Location


hen Alison Taylor opened Massage Superior in November of last year, her goal was to put together a team of complimentary wellness practitioners, in one location, to care for clients’ overall well-being. Alison was very happy when Heather Honstien (clinical esthetician, waxing and eyelash specialist) and Shiloah Howard (Acupuncturist) wanted to bring their businesses to Massage Superior. Both are highly skilled and educated professionals that offer quality services to their clients. Massage therapy is focused on relieving the body of stress and tension within the muscles. Acupuncture offers arthritis, sinus, and premenstrual relief, just to name a few. Esthetics is focused on helping clients achieve more healthy, beautiful and glowing skin. When you put the three together it brings balance and good overall health to your skin and body as a whole. Heather Honstien became a licensed esthetician in 2010. She has thoroughly enjoyed working in many areas of the field. She has been waxing her whole skin care career and has a background in holistic health with Aveda. She is currently focused on clinical skin care, bringing skin care products that are made with pharmaceutical grade ingredients (the ingredients in these products have to pass stricter regulations to be considered clinical vs cosmetic) and clinical skin care treatments into Massage Superior. Dermaplaning, chemical peels are coming soon, microneedling is among some of the treatments she can recommend or provide depending on the client’s goals for their skin. Skin care consultations are free, and with our skin being our largest organ, it’s a good idea to take care of it. Heather also does eyelash extensions, a blended set of lightweight, fluffy volume fans with more noticeable but still lightweight classic lashes provide a natural yet noticeable look. Shiloah Howard has a Master of Acupuncture degree from the Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture. She graduated in 2014 and the four-year program included over 600 hours of clinical practice and involved the therapeutic use of moxibustion. She is certified as a diplomat of acupuncture by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. It is Shiloah’s goal to always make a person feel comfortable and relaxed and to show them how truly easy and stress relieving acupuncture can be. She has a love of practicing acupuncture and is excited to help all of her clients in a personalized way. Both massage and acupuncture are powerful healing therapies that can provide complementary benefits. When you are stressed, your muscles tighten, pain radiates to other parts of the body, your head aches and your mood begins to

worsen. You might think to get a massage for some relief but adding an acupuncture treatment may actually enhance the results and get you feeling better, quicker. No matter what the health concern is, many people report feeling less anxious and more settled after an acupuncture treatment. How does acupuncture treat such a variety of conditions? Well the short answer is that it works on balancing your nervous system response. Most of us live high-stress lives and our body compensate for that. The body is always trying to find homeostasis so when we extend ourselves too much, the body will react. This is also one of the principals of Chinese Medicineyin and yang. Balance is key! Most of us need help maintaining this balance in the fast-paced world we live in. A frequent question is, “Does acupuncture hurt?” This question can’t be answered with a simple yes or no. There is a sensation that is felt with the needle insertion, but most people don’t describe it as painful. It can feel warm, tingle, and even a traveling sensation. Some people feel a lot, others not as much, but even when there is temporary discomfort, it is for most well worth it. Each of these branches of the wellness industry are useful in their own ways. However, when you combine the treatments you are left with a more enhanced overall feeling of a better quality of life. Experiencing massage, esthetic’s and acupuncture at Massage Superior will help reduce your pain and stress levels, your body and skin will feel healthier and you will have a better understanding of how these three types of treatments can create a healthy balance and good overall health. We will behavingaCustomerAppreciation Event with Firestone Chiropractic on July 20th from 11:00 to 3:00. Stop by for free mini massage sessions, peppermint scalp massage, paraffin wax, hand massage and reflexology foot massage as well as a free Acupuncture Ear Treatment and $7.00 Brow and Lip Waxing. We will also have a special one-day sale of 3-packs of massages: 3-60min sessions for for $165 or 3 90-min sessions for $235 as well as 15% off all CBD products (creams and elixirs). Chris Diaz, CEO and co-founder of Lacuna Botanicals will be there to answer all of your CBD questions and offer samples. EL Jefe’s Smothered Brats & Tots and Liquid N2 Ice Cream will also be here to offer a delicious variety of food and ice cream! The first 100 guests will receive a FREE gift bag with samples and coupons to other local businesses, and we will have raffles to win free treatments and other goodies! For More information: Massage Superior: 720-583-0649 Heather Honstien: 720-495-3954 Shiloah Howard: 720-202-1100

Page 5


Adding solar panels to your roof... Reduces your carbon footprint Increases your property value And if you add in 2019, you can take advantage of a 30% tax credit! Contact us today to schedule a free roof inspection and solar estimate.

Scott's Roofing and Solar is an experienced, local business passionate and active in protecting our environment in both roofing and solar services.

Proudly using Malarkey Roofing Products!


Local, Reliable and dependable all while using environmentally friendly products!

Inside Storage Units • Outdoor RV Storage N orther Colorad n Newes o ’s Storage t Self Facility

Summer Special!

50% Off 1stMonth 10x15 • Competitive Rates Self-Storage • Convenient Online Bill Pay Unit

• Secure Gate Access • No Long Term Commitment • Multiple Size Storage Units Conveniently Located 1 Mile West of I-25 • Mead Exit 245 • West to 341 1st Street •Auto Pay Required •Number of units available is limited •w/this ad •Exp. 8/31/19

970-601-1011•• Locally Owned & Operated

MISSING GIRL PLEASE HELP!!!!! Britney Amber Cobb. She was last seen on Wednesday night May 29, 2019. She does not have her phone, I.D. or debit card. She has not used any of her social media accounts. Britney is 18 years old. 5’7” 104lbs blue eyes. Wears glasses. If you’ve seen her or know her whereabouts please contact the Alabama St. Clair Sheriff ’s Office @ (205)- 594-2140. FRIENDS PLEASE KEEP SHARING UNTIL WE BRING BRITNEY HOME.

Friday Night Prime Rib

Full Bar Great Service Outdoor Dining Beautiful Views 303.833.5000 | 8631 Frontier Street | Firestone, CO 80504

Page 6

Consumer Report for Carbon Valley, Erie & Mead—Local News & Business Info for Residents


Body + Soul Wellbeing Abby, at Fitness is Medicine, provides therapeutic exercise programs addressing the needs of chronic disease & joint pain. Don’t wait! Call during the month of June to receive your 1st session for FREE, and 25% off your next 3 sessions.

Dr. Kelley Hagenbuch |

Hours: 8:30-1 & 3-6 M-Th | 8:30-12 F

Excellent Care for the Whole Family!

no contracts or long term commitments

970-690-4618 Abby Wynja, MS, ACSM EP-C, EIM 1566 Vista View Dr, Longmont 80504 | |

Vol. 20, Issue 7

One FREE & 25% OFF 3


Family Chiropractic | Personal Injury & Rehabilitation Lower Back Pain | Migraines/Headaches Nutrition | Massage Therapy

8310 Colorado Blvd • #700 • Firestone • 303.485.1922

Food for the Soul: God’s Superorganism—The Church


few years ago I set out on my dream of becoming a beekeeper. I remember that windy day when a package of 3,000 bees arrived. I was terrified as I opened the package and began shaking the bees out of their container and into the hive box. Over time my fear waned and was replaced by sheer awe. I marveled at how they built their wax comb, how the queen laid thousands of eggs each day, and how they all, every single of them, worked together for the survival of the whole. A colony of bees is called a superorganism – an organized society that functions as an organic whole. Each individual bee lives and works as an individual that contributes to the life of the whole colony. The queen bee sends chemical signals leading and directing the colony in ways that she sees fit. The colony cannot exist without the individual members doing their part.

In a similar manner, the church, is also a superorganism. Members of the body (i.e. the church) work together in cooperation following the signals and commands of its head, Jesus Christ. Paul teaches about this unique nature of the church in 1 Corinthians 12:12-27. Verse 12 proclaims, “For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.” In this text Paul is not comparing the church to a bee colony, his illustrative comparison is that of a man. But it’s a spiritual picture of Christ, so what you need to see in the image is a spiritual man made up of two parts. The first part is a head, this represents Christ. The second part of the illustration is a body, this represents the church. Further down in the text we read this in verse 27, “Now you are the body of Christ and individually

members of it.” The church is the body and Christ is its head, this is the spiritual illustration Paul is depicting to help the Corinthians understand the value and worth of each member of the body. So many lessons can be brought out from this text, not least of which is how the body is submissive to the head, but we are focusing on the incredibly collaborative nature of the church. Do you see how arrogant and condescending attitudes have no place? Do you understand that seemingly lesser parts are vital to the health and success of the whole? This is why the New Testament is so full of verses instructing Christians on how to treat one another. When Christians genuinely love and serve one another, sacrifice for one another, forgive one another, work for unity with one another, and bear burdens together, all of this shows that we are living as the collaborative “organism”

that God designed the church to be. Just as each bee has an individual role to perform in the colony, each Christian has an important function in the body of Christ. And just as the bee colony can flourish or fail based on the working of the individual bees, so the church can thrive or suffer due to individual Christians. When I work my bees and see how they seamlessly work as one, I am reminded of the beautiful design of the nature of the church. May we function together as purposed by God in His superorganism, the church. Clayton Johnson is the minister and evangelist for the Carbon Valley Church of Christ. He can be reached at God Bless.

Worship Space Needed


he Carbon Valley Church of Christ is seeking a space to rent for use on Sundays. The church currently meets at one of two locations: The Carbon Valley Library or the Comfort Suites. Here is how you can help. Do you own or know of a local business that is closed on Sundays that may be interested in renting out a space for worship and Bible class? Three hours on Sunday mornings would be sufficient. The church is currently averaging between 20-30 people, and the space would need to accommodate some growth. The church welcomes ideas from the community. Please contact Clayton Johnson through email or phone:, 720-438-5430.

Wellness Practicioners INSIDE & OUT

Massage Therapy | Acupuncture Clinical Esthetician | Chiropractic FREE Gift Bags


& APPRECIATION July 20, 11a to 3p

w/samples, fun items & coupons for the First 100 Guests! Raffles: Win FREE massages, acupuncture treatments & other goodies!

Facepainting too!


Three 60 min. massages $165 ($60 savings!) Three 90 min. massges $235 ($65 savings!) 15% Off ALL CBD Products (Creams & Elixirs)

FREE MINI massage sessions•peppermint scalp massages reflexology foot massage•paraffin wax hand massage meet the therapists•more! Chiropractic Services Stretching Demos, Muscle Testing, & Thai Chi Demos Firestone Chiropractic Providing Coffee and Refreshments

Chris Diaz, CEO/ Co-founder of Lacuna Botanicals

CBD 101 (answer questions and provide testers of CBD products for people to try)

Acupuncture with Shiloah Howard:

Free Acupuncture Ear Protocol (gentle placement of five small, sterilized needles into specific sites on each ear--helps with anxiety, agitation, insomnia giving a feeling of more energized and more relaxed)

Reduce & Relieve Stress Today with Holistic Healing By Betty Heath


re you tired of feeling down and out; tired of your aches and pains; tired of taking meds that don’t really help your mind, emotions or body? Allow me to introduce you to a resident of the Carbon Valley named Marie. Her business is known as the Angel Rose Holistic Healing Center and she has been a licensed holistic natural medicine practitioner since 2001. Holistic Health can best be defined as an approach to life. Rather than focusing on illness or specific parts of the body, this ancient approach to health considers the whole person and how he or she interacts with his or her environment. Marie strives to offer her clients affordable healing, so they can live long, be happy and full of strength and have great health. Her goal is to help heal the root causes of the pain and discomfort a person is experiencing and to do so completely for the body, mind and spirit. Marie offers something for everyone including health and healing holistic consultations. She also offers lunch, foot soaks and raindrop therapy. Raindrop Therapy is a powerful technique that uses essential oils and combines several modalities to bring

balance and transformation while supporting body systems on a physical and emotional level. This technique involves applying therapeutic grade essential oils to the spine, neck and feet. The session lasts for about one hour and the benefits last for a week or longer. The modalities that are combined for the Raindrop Technique include Aromatherapy, Vita-Flex Technique, and Feather Stroking. There are numerous benefits from this technique, including balance and realignment of the energy centers of the body; reduction of stress and minor anxiety; aiding the body’s natural response to irritation and injury, and easing of muscle discomfort after exercise. Marie has also authored a 428-page book, Wisdom to Heal, which can be purchased at her healing center. Along with her consultations she also offers workshops to help heal a person right away. For additional information you can email her at or call The Angel Rose Holistic Healing Center at 720.276.0473. She is available for house calls, consultations, workshops, classes, courses and in-depth healing. Her goal is to be everyone’s angel.

Skin Care by Heather $7 brow & lip waxing Day of Event Only

2 Food Trucks

>El Jefe's Smothered Brats & Tots ( >Liquid N2 Ice Cream (an amazing ice cream experience using liquid N2 to make ice cream right in front of your eyes: natural, no artificial flavoring ice cream in minutes) | 720-583-0649 | 8310 Colorado Blvd., Ste. 850 | Firestone

Check with your local Government Office to find out if they are involved and in what neighborhoods, along with what activities and times!

Vol. 20, Issue 7

For The Carbon Valley, Mead & Erie—Like us at

Page 7

Healthy More Than Just Donuts

Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Helping Others Is Always a Priority


ine years ago, non-profit organization, Acupuncture for Veterans and their Families (AVF) was in it’s very early stages. As a founding member, I spoke with a lot of people, asking questions and seeking guidance. This newspaper’s publisher, Kelly Martindale volunteered to be one of the original AVF board members, and offered her extensive non-profit expertise. I was also put into contact with Larry Rand who is involved with a few non-profit organizations including, Veterans Helping Veterans Now. Larry’s direct questions and subsequent guidance helped AVF to become known in the large veteran community, and avoid some common mistakes. Though life is busy, Larry and I kept in contact, asking each other for help within our particular niches. Most often we recommended veterans to one another’s associated non-profit organizations. Even when Veterans Helping Veterans Now chose to operate informally, Larry and a few other members carried on offering rides, help with fixing up a home, moving or being there when someone needed to talk. In April of this year I called Larry to find out if he knew of a veteran that needed a new roof. I explained that Greenpoint Roofing in Longmont has a history of providing community service, and is offering a roof to a veteran. Long story

short, Larry explained the predicament he was in with his own need of roof replacement. I told him I’d give his number to my husband so that Chris could help him through the process. Larry replied, there’s probably someone that needs one more than I do. This was the type of reply that I had become used to hearing from veterans. After some conversation, I used Larry’s own words to convince him: “It’s your turn”. Chris Blankenship of Greenpoint Roofing contacted Larry and managed the project. The roof was installed on Memorial Day. To Larry’s surprise, Paint Denver offered to give the house a brand new coat of paint as well. Paint is scheduled for July. Larry is a person that keeps other people in mind. He authentically communicates and connects with people in the community. By taking the time to provide a service for him, he is given time to not only take care of himself, but spend time with others who need him as well.

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

S ummertime is always busy

Manicures & Pedicures

even at Paisley Nail Studio Please plan ahead Book your appointments today!

8310 Colorado Blvd Ste 500 Firestone | 303.775.9225 | Locally Owned & Operated | Lisa Sigafoos, 28 Yrs Experience

Big Dig for Families


Specially formulated Oils using the purest CBD isolate from Denver and high-quality lab tested ingredients. Front Range Remedies offers a variety of options to suit you individually. Blends for pets, too!

We Sell ! ICE too just 9# Bag 0 $10



CBD Body Butter $20ea or 2-$30

$100 Off Oils

One Coupon Per Customer Per Visit | Expires 7/31/19

In Carbon Valley Since 1984

w/coupon exp.7/31/19

++please note when reading posts on our page these statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Consult with your physician before adding CBD to your health regimen • 303-833-2009 821 Carbondale Drive • Dacono, CO 80514

Open 7 Days a Week: Mon-Sat 5am—9pm • Sun 7am—9pm

Half Year Fitness Goals Check


f you look back on the past six months, is your life closer to where you want it to be? If not, what specific things can you do to change? This can pertain to many things in your life, but I want you to think about your health and fitness goals. Are you closer or further away from those goals? Here are a few categories you can ask yourself about and make a comparison from January to you see or notice changes in your clothing fitting different, weight, energy levels, physical strength, endurance, flexibility, balance, nutrition, water intake, chronic pain, ability to handle stress, attitude, happiness, etc. If you look at this list and see that you’re in a better place now than six months ago, that’s fantastic and keep doing what you’re doing. If you look at this list and

say you’re further away or haven’t made much progress, the good news is you can still decide to make a change starting today. Why wait another three to six months down the road when you can start to feel better sooner rather than later? If this resonates with you and you want to speak to me further about what this might look like for you, then email or call me with a few sentences about your story, what you’ve done so far, and we’ll go from there. I offer mobile personal training where I come to your home or I also have four ladies only Interval/Circuit Training fitness classes in Frederick and Niwot each week. It’s Time For Change, what are you waiting for? Contact Tracy Rewerts, Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Nutrition Specialist at www. or call 303.828.2856.


Call 303 678-8442 for a Quote

Blue Parrot Painting

his family friendly event gives an opportunity for all ages to operate heavy equipment, reach a new altitude with boom lifts, enjoy face painting, rock wall climbing, lunch, music and much more fun! Visit url below to purchase tickets. Kids 2 and under are free. The Big Dig gives local Northern Colorado children, including cancer patients and survivors, the opportunity to attend and operate heavy machinery. We couldn’t have this event without our equipment sponsors! We are so thankful for Sunstate Equipment Co., LLC who is playing a huge part in this year’s event! Thank you! Thank you to our newest sponsor Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction! Hosted by Big Dig of Northern Colorado Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 9 AM – 1 PM 4444 Ritchie Dr, Mead, CO 80504-6311 Tickets:

SW 6871 Positive Red

Professional Painters Insured Interior Exterior Residential Commercial


SW 7006 Extra White

SW 6256 Serious Gray


Page 8

Consumer Report for Carbon Valley, Erie & Mead—Local News & Business Info for Residents

In and Around Carbon Valley, Erie, & Mead

New Hours at Dacono’s TBK Bank


We updated our branch hours to create a more consistent experience for our customers and for our team members. The TBK Bank at Dacono – 418 8th St. will change Lobby hours to 9:00 – 4:00 M-F and Sat. 9:00 – 12:00 and the drive-up to 8:00 – 5:00 M-F and Sat. 9:00 – 12:00.

Helping Hand Food Pantry

Family Fun Night July 12th, 6:30-8 p.m.

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 Naomi at 303.859.2029 with any questions or if you need an emergency food box.

CV VFW Post #9741 & Auxiliary Monthly Events 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!

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 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, through October 2019! Time: 4 pm - 8 pm

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

Relay for Life of the Carbon Valley July 13th-14th Opening Ceremony begins at 6:00pm Hart Park in Firestone Marissa Jones or call 720.524.5402

City Wide Yard Sale City of Fort Lupton, has it’s City Wide Yard Sale July 12 & 13. Mark Your Calendars.

Taking Orders for Rotary Peaches & Pears! For the 13th consecutive year Carbon Valley Rotary will be selling tree-ripened palisade peaches and pears. Same great quality as in the past! Order now for delivery in September! For an order form and more information go to www. or email info@ Proceeds go toward rotary’s literacy for youth projects. Thank you for your support!

Sweet Salvage & Rustic Relics Join Us For Our July Barn Sale! Friday Evening – July 26th – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday – July 27th & 28th – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 11447 County Road 13 (Colo. Blvd.) Longmont - (½ mile N. of the Firestone King Soopers) Antiques, Home Decor, Yard Art and More!!!

Graceful Oaks Youth Ranch invites you to come out for our Family Fun Night in July! Bring your family and friends and enjoy a fun evening together! The evening begins with a short interactive Bible story that starts at 6:40 pm, followed by ranch activities including horseback riding, archery, and lawn games! There is a $5 donation per child. S’mores will be available for $1. We hope to see you then! Graceful Oaks is a local faith-based nonprofit located at the Eastern edge of Frederick at 8098 County Road 14. For more information go to or see our Facebook or Instagram page.

Friends and Family Volunteer Day – July 20th, 11 a.m. to Noon Looking to volunteer with your family or friends this summer? Please join us at Graceful Oaks Youth Ranch on Saturday, July 20th for fun family-friendly volunteer activities led by our Youth Leadership Team! Projects may include things like planting flowers, other landscaping projects, painting, horse grooming, mucking, small repair projects. Our ranch animals (dwarf goats, horses, chickens, and farm cats) make this an extra fun time for families! Be sure to bring water, gloves, and sunscreen! We hope to see you then! Graceful Oaks is a local faith-based nonprofit located at the Eastern edge of Frederick at 8098 County Road 14. For more information go to or see our Facebook or Instagram page.

FREE Celebrate Youth Family Event – July 27th, 5-7 p.m. Come join the FUN at Graceful Oaks Youth Ranch’s FREE Celebrate Youth Family Event on Saturday, July 27th. The night is all about celebrating the youth of our community and introducing families to Graceful Oaks. Activities will include horseback riding, archery, s’mores ($1), slacklining, corn hole, horseshoes, air hockey, foosball, badminton, basketball, and more! We will also have an interactive bible lesson/worship and horse demonstration. Kids 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. All guests must have a signed liability release form. Forms can be printed from https://www. Graceful Oaks is a local faith-based nonprofit located at the Eastern edge of Frederick at 8098 County Road 14. For more information go to or see our Facebook or Instagram page.

Encouragement from a Survivor – July 9th, 6:30-8 p.m. Graceful Oaks Youth Ranch’s YOU Matter program exists to help women rebuild their lives after surviving abuse (physical, sexual, emotional or verbal), domestic violence, and other trauma. Kimmarie L. will be sharing her story of surviving domestic violence and how God continues to restore her life. She also hopes to empower others who are in an abusive relationship or know of someone who is, by offering what she has found in the way of support services and community resources. Please invite someone who could use some encouragement! Graceful Oaks is a local faith-based nonprofit located at the Eastern edge of Frederick at 8098 County Road 14. For more information go to or see our Facebook or Instagram page.

Ft. Lupton City Wide Yard Sale July 12th + 13th: Include your address in advertising by contacting the City at 303-857-6694 by 4 p.m. on Wed., July 3rd.

More Inspiration & Encouragement at

NOCO Comedy Show/ Auction to Help a Family NOCO Police and Fire Families is a nonprofit developed by a Northern Colorado Police Sergeant and his wife. This organization was built to support, strengthen and build relationships amongst the Northern Colorado First Responder community. We bring First Responders and their families together in fun, stress free and social settings to lend each other support, understanding and build friendships. On July 27th, NOCO Police and Fire Families is hosting a large fundraiser for a Fort Collins Police Sergeant and his family. This event is open to the public and will include a silent auction, catered Nordy’s BBQ, a cash bar and a 90 minute comedy show. For more information, or to buy tickets, go to: You can also contact Sara Feaster at (303) 350-0039.

Up with People, Jr. We want to thank the Tri-Town community, and the following sponsors, for helping make this 3rd summer of Up with People, Jr. such a success. Our final camp session is the week of July 15th and there are still a few spots left! A big thank you to SVVSD Community Schools for partnering with us on this venture! Thank you to the Carbon Valley Rotary, Carbon Valley Chamber of Commerce, The Fowler Group, the Feauto, Richard and O’Grady families, and Pepper’s Fireside Grille, for all of the scholarship assistance! We appreciate your support of this truly unique summer camp experience for our community!!

Firestone Mosquito Control Schedule The Town generally sprays between 8:30 - 10:00 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays (weather permitting) at the height of mosquito activity, in order to eliminate a larger population of mosquitos. Which Chemicals are Used for Spraying? • Mosquito Adulticides: Anvil 2 + 2 ULV, Biomist 3 + 15 ULV • Mosquito Larvicides: VectoBac CG, Altosid XR, VectoLex CG For more information on pesticides used for mosquito control and for information on West Nile Virus protection, visit or

Vol. 20, Issue 7

Finale Fridays Bring Super Heroes to Frederick The Town of Frederick is hosting the third Finale Friday of the season on July 26 at Crist Park (105 Fifth Street). This Finale Friday’s theme is Super Hero, so be sure to bring all your loved ones for a fun, Friday night out. Music: Brad & Harmony (acoustic duo) and the band “Lightly Toasted” Special kid’s activities is TBD but it will be fun and wacky!

2019 Finale Fridays: August 30: Fiesta Days September 27: Oktoberfest October 25: Halloween Themed Information about each Photo credit: Kara Mahan Montessori Preschool booth


event: ‘Ohana

Firestone Call for Artists The call for entries is now open. Artists are welcome to apply for admission into the show by filling out the application online at Types of artwork that will be displayed include, but are not limited to, paintings, drawings, sculptures, jewelry, carvings and metalwork. Artists 15 and older may submit to the exhibit. Artists will be limited to two pieces each. A reception is schedule for October 5, 2019 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Carbon Valley Regional Library, 7 Park Ave., Firestone. The reception is a great time for artists to visit with guests, meet other artists, listen to live music, enjoy refreshments and take part in this special event. For more information on this event, please contact Ashley M Clark, Events and Programming Coordinator at 303-5316284 or email

Firestone’s 17th Annual 4th at Firestone The celebration of Independence Day in Firestone explodes with a day full of activities including a patriotic parade, live music, great food and an evening event filled with fun and fireworks. This year’s festivities mark the 17th annual 4th at Firestone event on July 4, 2019. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. and make its way from Thunder Valley K-8, in Frederick, through Historic Firestone to Miners Park for the day’s celebration. Floats, decorated vehicle displays, marching bands, classic cars, motorcycles and more will compile a parade lineup that residents and festival attendees will not want to miss! This is the perfect time for people to show their American pride by lining the streets in celebration. View the parade route

Main Event: The main event will include live music, vendors, food and fun from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Miners Park, 226 Grant Ave. The festival will include a showcase of various vendors and booths lining the street of Grant Avenue. Free activities include climbing wall, bungee trampoline, petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, games and more! Outstanding live entertainment throughout the day will include a mix of music on the main stage located at Miners Park. Join us at 12 p.m. for the presentation of the colors by the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District Color Guard and recognition of local veterans.

Interval/Circuit Training Classes On Mondays/ Weds at 7pm In Frederick Evening Event & Fireworks Show Ladies, join us for Interval/ Circuit Training Classes on Mondays & Wednesdays at 7pm in Frederick, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:30am in Niwot. First session is Free, then $40 for a 10 Session Punch Card good at either location. RSVP required online. Contact Tracy Rewerts, NASM Certified Personal Trainer & Fitness Nutrition Specialist at www.TimeForChangePersonalTraining. com or call 303.828.2856 for more info.

Carbon Valley Integrative Therapies is Moving CVIT is moving from Frederick to Firestone. Come visit us at our new location starting July 1, 2019 11409 Business Park Circle St. 200 Firestone, CO 80504 Visit our website for new exciting information in regards to new Results-Driven Skincare servicing the entire Tri-Town area.

NEW THIS YEAR! Join us at the Firestone Regional Sports Complex (6850 Tilbury Ave.) for the 4th at Firestone evening event that will include food trucks, fun games, live music and, of course, fireworks! Attendees are invited to the ballfields for all the fun, and don’t miss the spectacular fireworks display to wrap up a great day of celebration. The Fireworks Display starts around 9:30 p.m. Parking lot will open at 7 p.m. For more information on the 17th Annual 4th at Firestone, please visit www. or call 303531-6284.

FIREWORKS SALES June 24—July 4, 2019 Fri-Sun 10am til 10pm Mon-Thur Noon til 10pm 14015 Mead Street (in the lot of RJ’s Conoco at Hwy 66 & I-25) MHSEF invites you to our Fireworks Tent for your Independence Day celebration needs! This will be our only major fundraising event for the year with 100% of the proceeds used to benefit the academic needs of students, staff and leadership of Mead High School.

Vol. 20, Issue 7

For The Carbon Valley, Mead & Erie—Like us at

Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of Older Adults - Some helpful information


om Gonzales and Andy Pittman, who work for the Weld County Area Agency on Aging Adult Protection (APS), gave an informative presentation last month at the Carbon Valley Networking meeting held at the Carbon Valley Library. Their presentation reviewed what Adult Protective Services does, what is abuse, neglect and exploitation in older adults, how to make a report and what happens once APS gets involved. This article will cover some of what they presented. Since July 1, 2014, certain professionals are mandatory reporters of abuse, caretaker neglect and exploitation of at risk-elders. And on July 1, 2016, Intellectual, developmentally disabled adults 18 years and older are also included in Mandatory Reporting. There are many professionals in our community that are required to report abuse; all medical providers, all mental health providers, hospital and long term care facilities, dentists, fire fighters, bank personnel, caregivers, clergy and emergency service providers to name a few.  If you are a mandatory reporter and you witness or become aware that an at-risk elder has been or is at imminent risk for mistreatment (abuse, caretaker neglect, or exploitation), you must make a report to law enforcement within 24 hours. What is an at-risk elder? An at-risk elder is any person who is 70 years of age or older as of July 1, 2014, per Colorado Statute.

At-risk Adults  At-risk adults are persons 18 years of age or older who are susceptible to mistreatment or self-neglect because: they are unable to obtain necessary support services, or they lack sufficient understanding or capacity to make or communicate responsible decisions.  Conditions that increase risk include dementia, physical or medical frailty, developmental disabilities, brain injury and behavioral disorders.

Examples of adults who ARE NOT at risk: • A 35 year old man who walks with a cane or uses a wheelchair but is able to perform all activities necessary to provide for his health and safety. • An adult of any age with decisionmaking capacity who: • Makes poor investment decisions or participates in a lottery scam; • Is involved in a landlord-tenant dispute; • Chooses to live in a dirty home or with multiple pets; • Uses alcohol and drugs to excess.

How to make a report to Adult Protective Services Have as much information as possible about the at-risk elder, the alleged perpetrator, and what is concerning you. Law enforcement will need the following information: 1. Name and address of the at-risk elder. 2. A description of the alleged mistreatment and the situation; what did you observe? 3. What is the nature and extent of the injury? 4. Who is the alleged perpetrator; name and address if possible. 5. Any other information that you feel is relevant. 6. To report abuse/caretaker neglect or exploitation of an at-risk elder contact your local law enforcement agency. 7. All other reports can be made to the Weld County Department of Human Services:

Day or Night Call (970) 346-7676 (Adult Protection Referrals) (970) 346-7670 (Child Protection Referrals)

Leslie Mader, Business Development LeslieMader@ 2593 Park Lane Lafayette, CO 80026 303.926.4748

Friendly Fork Lunch Volunteers are the Best


he Friendly Fork Lunch for Seniors in Carbon Valley is managed by an all volunteer team. These are an awesome group of volunteers, that give of their time and talent so that each client/person can have a fun and relaxing experience. They are a committed team who love what they do in supporting and giving back to the community and Seniors they serve. The fun loving group of volunteers who set up the meal site, serve the delivered meals, then clean up and secure everything --they do it all. To top it off each volunteer goes to a annual certification event which is required by the Weld County Health Department and as a result of this training we have passed all inspections 100% for the past 6 years. If you would like to join the team to support seniors, give back to your community, feel good about yourself call Lee at 303-682-2369 for information no age restriction required. The meals are prepared by the UNC Dining Services under the direction of Nutritionist and served by the volunteers every Tuesday and Thursday. Seniors can get a hot nutritious meal for a suggested donation of $4.00 at the Rec Center located at 701 5th Street, Frederick. We have been doing this for 6 years and served over 19,000 meals Its all about Talking, laughing and having a meal with friends. The meals fill a nutritional need many Seniors tend to neglect and less inclined to cook for themselves. We keep the event simple,light and friendly. If you would like to join us for lunch its easy just call the front desk staff at 303-833-3660 x 4 and tell them you would like to come to the Friendly Fork Lunch and we will have a meal ready for you. Lee Athmann, Site Coordinator

Helping seniors age in place.

• A 68 year old male who lives alone and there are reports he is not eating or bathing and he is unable to get to the store for food

Examples of at-risk adults • A 67 year old male with dementia who cannot remember to pay his bills and has no water or electricity in his home. • A 20 year old developmentally delayed (DD) adult who is being locked in her bedroom by her caregiver for 8 hours a day without food and water • A 36 year old female who is wheelchair bound, has advanced stages of MS, and needs 24/7 care and is being physically abused by her husband

Page 9

Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly • Coordinated health care • Transportation • Social services

• In home care • Interactive day program • Rehabilitation Services

Call today to see if PACE is right for you or a loved one.

303.665.0115 • (TTY 800.659.2656) Or make a referral at


Hall Of Fame Celebration


ongratulations to Bobby and Roberta Montano of Firestone who were inducted into the Greeley/Weld Senior Foundation Hall of Fame. The event was held at the Greeley Country Club with a Kentucky Derby theme. They have been volunteering for the Friendly Fork Lunch Program from the beginning six years ago. Their consistent volunteer effort at the Nutrition Lunch Program, the Senior Center, the Help Center in Firestone is proof of their commitment to widespread volunteerism. In addition, Bobby volunteers with the Weld Food Bank, by bringing food from the Weld Food Truck to Seniors who live in the Dacono Senior Housing. That effort, promotes the quality of life for those seniors, who would not otherwise receive those basic necessities. You might say they do it all. Both have an outgoing personality an a heartfelt desire to serve and take time to be pleasant and helpful. As the Site Coordinator for the Friendly Fork Lunch Program I take Bobby and Roberta’s suggestions seriously and by adding them to the Hall of Fame is an honor to the volunteer programs they serve. Lee Athmann, AAA Friendly Fork Coordinator

Carbon Valley’s ONLY Traditional Barber Shop


Happy 14th Birthday!

Always 14 YEARS An Answer Telephone Answering Service

We’re Here When You Can’t Be Cathy Scofield, owner

ts cu






s ve


e ow T t


Live Answering Service  Paging Customized Service  Faxing Confidentiality  Low Rates No Contracts  E-mail Experienced  Friendly Emergency Experience

A traditional Barber for a Man’s Man

303.833.4041 Get a warm lather neck shave with EVERY haircut

Serving Carbon Valley for 5+ Years! 25+ Years Experience Tue-Fri 7a to 6p • Sat 7a to 2p Highway 52 & Glen Creighton • Dacono

“You’ll Wonder How You Ever Got Along Without Us!”


Page 10

Consumer Report for Carbon Valley, Erie & Mead—Local News & Business Info for Residents


New Montessori School NOW ENROLLING 2019-2020 School Year! | (720) 542-8123 340 Maple Street | Frederick 80530 “Free the child’s potential, and you will transform him into the world.” Multi-age classrooms Natural play environments Trained Montessori teachers Social/community setting Child directed work Individualized education Uninterrupted work periods Self-correcting hands on materials Peace/cultural education Beautifully child-sized environments

Vol. 20, Issue 7

Frederick Student Wins National Essay Contest


very year the Daughters of the American Revolution conducts a national essay contest for students in 5th through 8th grade and each year the Longs Peak NSDAR participates and selects winners from local schools. Winners are selected at each grade and this year’s local winner, Reagan Mraz from St. John the Baptist school, won the local 7th grade contest, the Colorado state contest, and the national contest. Reagan will be honored on the evening of June 27th in Washington, D.C. along with the 5th, 6th, and 8th grade national winners. Reagan is the daughter of Eric Mraz of Frederick. She was the 6th grade winner for both the local chapter and the state contest last year.

All the recipients from local scholarships held at Frederick High School awards night

American Legion Auxiliary 1985


cholarship awards in the amount of $500.00 each were recently given to Julia White and Megan Lewis at the awards night at Frederick High School. We wish them well on their journeys. Another $500.00 was awarded to Stephanie Pabst at the June monthly meeting.

Awards night / Frederick High School Scholarship Chair, Donna Lane; Julia White, scholarship recipient; President, Charlene Russell; Megan Lewis, scholarship recipient ; JoAnn Kidd, Co-Chair. Sunday, June 9th, newly elected officers were installed by State Past President, Alma Smith. The new officers are: President, JoAnn Kidd; 1st VP, Carole Ott; 2nd VP, Debra Yarbao; Secretary, Jerrie Soloman; Treasurer, Donna Lane; Chaplain, Carolyn Fajardo; Historian, Debra Pabst; Sgt. @ Arms, Kathy Burger. Best wishes for a successful and exciting new year. We have many events planned for our communities this new year. The Fourth at Firestone “kicks off ” with a community breakfast from 7 AM to 9:30 AM hosted by the Auxiliary. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for kids over 6. Please share this special time with us at the American Legion Post 1985, 870 1st Street in Firestone. (303-833-3878). The Sons of the American Legion (SAL) will host a BBQ at 11 AM , serving home style burgers and beefy hot dogs. The Beer Garden is manned by the Legion and a great Margarita Bar is provided by the Legion Riders as well.

Send birthday wish & high resolution photo to the CVCR. Make sure file name is the name of the person with the birthday. We’ll print it free of charge. Submit to and put “Birthday” in the subject line, as close to the 15th of each month as possible. It’s that simple & it’s FREE!

Happy Birthday Della! Happy 6th Birthday to our favorite unicorn, Lauren. May your smile always sparkle and your creativity shine. We love you! Love, Mom, Dad, RyRy, Bri and Ryder dude

Happy 3rd birthday Roman! We love you so much, you bring so much joy to us little man. Love Nana, Mommy, Daddy and Little Brother Remi. Happy 2nd Birthday Landen aka Bubbie. Love Mommy, Nana, Papa and Aunties

Little Blessings Preschool LLC is moving and Enrolling for 2019-2020 School Year


ittle Blessings Preschool will be moving to a larger space at the beginning of July. Starting our 9th year in the tri-town area, we will offer the same high quality, four star rated, individualized care in the Ridgecrest Subdivision. We are an in-home Christian preschool located in Firestone, Colorado. We offer both full and part-time programs for 3-5-year old with wrap-around care that prepare them for kindergarten and beyond. We are one of only a few preschools in the Northern Colorado/Denver area to achieve a Level 4 rating from Colorado Shines Early Learning and Education Program Our curriculum is play-based with themes that support our learning. Language, social interaction, fine and gross motor skills, math, science and character values are a part of our daily routine. Enrichment classes (including music, gymnastics and additional classes) and field trips are also an intricate part of our time together. Here at Little Blessing Preschool, we believe in learning through social interaction with peers, teacher and self-led age appropriate activities, and discovery of the world around us through exploration. Contact Us At: Little Blessings Preschool LLC 6151 Snowberry Avenue | Firestone, CO 80504 | 303-482-5352 |


Vol. 20, Issue 7

June 14 June 28 FOOD TRUCKS: 6:00 - 9:00 P.M. Harney Park, 10245 Devonshire St. FREE MUSIC & ACTIVITIES: 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. Music By: Music By: Mad Dog Blues Band Honeytree Duo FACE PAINTING: FREE 6:00 8:30 P.M. FREE MOVIE BEGINNING AROUND 8:30 P.M.

May 31

Music By: Jenn Cleary Duo

Movie Presenter:

Movie Presenter:

July 26 June 14

July 31 12 May

Hart Park, Jackson Ave.Dr. Settlers Park,467 11447 Deerfield

Harney St. SettlersPark, Park,10245 11447Devonshire Deerfield Dr.

MusicBy: By: Music Clandestine Jenn Cleary Amigo Duo

MoviePresenter: Presenter: Movie

May 31:

Harney Park, 10245 Devonshire St. 14: June


Music By: Clandestine Amigo

Movie Presenter:


June 28: July 12: July 26: August 9:

Movie Presenter:

August June 289

HartPark, Park,10245 467 Jackson Ave. St. Harney Devonshire

Music MusicBy: By: Son on Genesis Honeytree Duo

Music By: Music By: Mad Dog Band AliBlues & Beth

Movie MoviePresenter: Presenter:

Movie MoviePresenter: Presenter:

Samples, Inc.,July Roll It 26 Up Sushi Truck, Cuban Fusion, Ba-Nom-a-Nom August 9 Hart Park, 467 Jackson Ave. Hart Park, 467 Jackson Qweenie’s Weenies, Nacho Mama’s Tacos, Wheels on Fire, Repicci’s ItalianAve. Ice & Gilato Roll It Up Sushi Truck, Downtown Fingers, Cuban Fusion, Happy Cones Music By: Tacos, Wheels on Fire, Qweenie’s Music By: Nacho Mama’s Weenies, Waffle Cakes Son on Genesis Ali & Beth Cuban Fusion, Qweenie’s Weenies, Samples, Inc., Kona Ice Wheels on Fire, Roll It Up Sushi Truck, Downtown Fingers, Liquid N2 Ice Cream

What I’ve Learned in Nine Years of Business for Myself


launched my social marketing business Face to Face in June of 2010. I’d never owned my own business before and had never even considered being an entrepreneur! When I was laid off from the national radio station I worked for, Facebook was beginning to gain steam. Some marketers were still snubbing their noses at it, saying it would go the way of My Space. As a Business Development Director for the station, I’d sold air time for advertising and wrote copy for my 45+ clients. Perhaps people would trust me to write status updates for them instead. With support from my husband and a few key friends, I decided to take the risk. A few of my clients followed me over, which gave me a small client base to work with, which I was extremely grateful

THANK YOU SPONSORS! Movie Presenter:

May 31: June 14: June 28: July 12: July 26: August 9:

Movie Presenter:

Samples, Inc., Roll It Up Sushi Truck, Cuban Fusion, Ba-Nom-a-Nom Qweenie’s Weenies, Nacho Mama’s Tacos, Wheels on Fire, Repicci’s Italian Ice & Gilato Roll It Up Sushi Truck, Downtown Fingers, Cuban Fusion, Happy Cones Nacho Mama’s Tacos, Wheels on Fire, Qweenie’s Weenies, Waffle Cakes Cuban Fusion, Qweenie’s Weenies, Samples, Inc., Kona Ice Wheels on Fire, Roll It Up Sushi Truck, Downtown Fingers, Liquid N2 Ice Cream

Dacono Concerts Movies in the Park THANK&YOU SPONSORS!

6:30 p.m., Saturday July 13 enjoy local acoustic folk-rock band South to Cedar followed by the movie Transylvania 3! 5 p.m., Saturday September 14, listen to Santana tribute band Soul Sacrifice followed by the movie Wonder Park! Enjoy live music followed by an outdoor movie at dusk. Bring your own picnic dinner or make it easy by enjoying a quick bite from a selected food truck and purchasing a cold beer during the concert. Admission to the concert and movie is free. No dogs, no outside alcohol please. Located at Dacono’s Centennial Park.

We were blessed to spend an afternoon painting with some young adults at LIFE Fellowship of Frederick! They’re so creative and on fire for Jesus! Kountry Kolours LLC

Incentive Plan Promotes Small Business Growth In Weld County


Page 11

Settlers Park, 11447 Deerfield Dr.

Settlers Park, 11447 Deerfield Dr.

July 12

For The Carbon Valley, Mead & Erie—Like us at

mall businesses in Weld County are continuing to benefit from the Small Business Incentive Program. Approved by the Board of County Commissioners at Monday’s meeting, Dairy Tech, Inc. is one of those small businesses able to take advantage of this program. “It’s great to see businesses continually apply and prosper from this program,” said Scott James, Weld County Commissioner and Coordinator of the Planning Department. “This program allows small businesses in Weld County to thrive; allowing them to keep serving our residents.” Since the program began in 2014, a total of $153,608 has been distributed to nine small businesses to help offset permitting and land use application fees. The program was established with $500,000 from the county’s economic development fund in 2014 and is facilitated by the Board of Commissioners and the Department of Planning Services. This year alone, small businesses have been awarded $90,000. To be eligible for financial assistance, business owners or tenants must be located in unincorporated Weld County and meet the following requirements: • The subject real property must be located within Weld County • The business shall hire 50 percent of its workforce from Weld County • The program only applies to businesses in Weld County with 35 or fewer employees • Applicants must submit a business plan and consult with the Small Business Development Center To learn more about Weld County’s Small Business Incentive Program or to apply, please visit the Planning and Zoning department page at

for. Owning my own business has made me much more in tune with other business owners. They’re pulled in so many directions! Helping them with this piece has brought me great satisfaction and fulfillment. Seeing them be successful is SO rewarding! It hasn’t worked for everyone, and that’s okay. There’s a learning curve in every business. I’ve worked with a private jet service, a national restaurant chain, a child therapist who works with a therapy dog, an author, a mortgage lender, several realtors, an aesthetician, a life coach, and even a trucking company! The variety of businesses has made me learn so many things I wouldn’t have known otherwise. If you’re looking for help with your social media, I’d love to talk to you! I offer a one hour consultation for $75. Please call Jennie Poppenger at 303.518.0089.

Carbon Valley Business Expo!!


ooking for businesses to join the Carbon Valley and Mead Chambers for a Business Expo and Career Fair on Friday, October 11th & Saturday, October 12th. Network with other businesses in the area, meet new customers, and advertise for employees. There will be something for everyone! Sponsorship/booths include tables and two chairs and much more. Contact Julia for more information at or 303.833.5933.

Page 12

Consumer Report for Carbon Valley, Erie & Mead—Local News & Business Info for Residents

Vol. 20, Issue 7

Real E$tate Re$ource$ Cindy Campbell

512 4th Ave. Longmont CO 80501

Each office independently owned and operated

Tri-town resident for 20+ years 13 Years Licensed Agent


The Felz Team


"Your Tri-Town Neighbor"

Housing Inventory on the Rise


n a real estate market that has been starving for housing inventory for years, May 2019 showed some excellent signs that things might finally be changing, with our active housing inventory almost hitting 9,000 available homes on the market. That is the highest amount of available homes on the market all at once since the end of 2013. This much needed uptick is an excellent trend in my opinion. Buyers are finally getting to make sound decisions within their home search. For a while, buyers were forced to make quick, rash decisions based on the competitive market. Getting time to choose on one of their largest investments in life is naturally the way it should be. Although positive inventory levels exist, things are still presently leaning towards a sellers’ market. Sellers are still getting over 99% of their list price and

going under contract in about 30 days on average. The days of multiple offers on your home within the first couple days on market is starting to be a distant memory. Now more than ever, it is important for sellers to interview a couple agents when going to list their home to make sure the agent has a professional marketing plan and experience in negotiation. The value of a great agent lies within this plan and allows you to still maximize top dollar in our current market. If you ever have any questions about our local market, please don’t hesitate to give us a call as we are happy to provide you with the detailed analysis you deserve to make a sound decision. Enjoy your summer!

Property Management | Buy/Sell Broker


Brett Felz, Broker/Owner, Sellstate Peak Realty, 303-579-0666 or 720204-6776,

Ty Ingmire Cash for Homes, Any Condition Since 1980

for all your

Buying & Selling YvetteRealtor teVelde Real Estate Needs EXPERIENCE LOCAL KNOWLEDGE PROFESSIONALISM


451 Oak St. Frederick 80530

Your Carbon Valley Expert!

Each Office Independently Owned & Operated

"Thinking of buying or me for ALL your Real Estate Needs"


Tony Ashworth REALTOR®


CALL: 303-775-5188 Over 25 years experience Buying/Selling/Building/Investing

Steve Flowers

Frederick 80516 MLS# 881511 $489,900 Abby Renner 970.556.0635 Beautiful ranch backs to open space. Flowing/open flr plan w/foyer large liv rm w/vaulted ceilings, elegant gas fp, wood flrs & built-in Mirage surround sound sys. Open din area & gourmet kit w/tons of cabs w/pull outs, under cab lights, GE Profile ss apps incl dble oven, frige, gas range, dishwasher & gorgeous granite counters. Master bdrm is huge w/5 piece master ba w/soaker tub. Full unfnsh bsmnt. 25x10 covered patio built-in speakers, fenced + 3 car gar.


Van Morgan Associate Broker 720-545-8237 Mead-Erie-Berthoud-La Salle Platteville-Ft. Lupton-FrederickFirestone-Dacono-Longmont

arbon Valley business leaders gathered on Thursday, June 6, 2019, for the Carbon Valley Chamber of Commerce (CVCC) After Hours event for an evening of networking and raising money for the Wounded Warrior Project®. Supporting the community and local businesses, 85 professionals joined together for one of CVCC’s largest After Hours events, representing Bret’s Electric, LLC, Anytime Fitness, Adams Bank and Trust, Better Business Bureau of Ft. Collins, Edward Jones, and several other establishments. The Mayor for the City of Firestone and members from the Frederick / Fire Department were also in attendance. A raffle of Patriarch Distillers’ Soldier Valley Vodka was held in support of Wounded Warrior Project, raising $250 to the highest bid. Wounded Warrior provides services to veteran and service members

8110 WCR 13 S-4 Firestone, CO. 80504

10212 Falcon St. Firestone 80504 MLS# 883551 $444,900 Abby Renner 970.556.0635 Lg open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, natural light, Lg Kit w/42" Cabs, SS Appls, incl double-self cleaning oven, gas range + granite counters, built in desk & island! Surround sound & gas fp in Family room! Study or 4th Bedroom on main level, formal liv rm, open 2nd story w/massive master & closet, loft & 2 bdrms. Back raised flower beds & stamped concrete patio for relaxing under the shade of the mature trees.

Bret’s Electric, LLC Connects Carbon Valley Business Leaders in New Headquarters, Raising Money for Wounded Warrior Project


Call or Text


2833 Steeple Rock Dr

who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound while serving in the military on or after Sept. 11, 2001. Patriarch Distillers’ mission is to celebrate and honor U.S. veterans, and their Soldier Valley Vodka was a Bronze Medal Winner at the Denver International Spirit Competition. Festivities also included catering and hor d’oeuvres by Catering to You by Janes. Bret’s Electric is a proud and active supporter of our nation’s military and veterans through actively recruiting, providing employment opportunities, and granting paid apprenticeships. “We are so appreciative of the service veterans have provided to our country, and it’s always an honor to hire them and support their next chapter,” states Janet Martin, Vice President. Case in point, Bret’s current and growing employee base includes 12% veterans, and the company has been awarded the Veterans Outreach Award by


Living and Investing in the Tri-Town area 720.351.0670 Office 303.452.3300 x480

Jim Sutton, REALTOR® Each office is independently owned and operated

Becky Lyall Realtor

303-548-5471 Serving Your Real Estate Needs Since 1985

the Independent Electrical Contractor Rocky Mountain Chapter and the Patriot Award by the Department of Deference ERGS. Bret’s Electric has been serving the Front Range and Northern Colorado communities since 1993, specializing in residential, commercial, and industrial construction. Bret’s celebrated it’s silver anniversary in 2018, along with opening of a brand new headquarters, to include 18,000 sq. ft. and six garage bays, located off Raspberry Way. The modern custom facility metal, contemporary design, and architecture for a polished office and workspace in the town of Frederick, and it is one of the first businesses to call Raspberry Hill Business Park home.

Vol. 20, Issue 7

For The Carbon Valley, Mead & Erie—Like us at

Page 13

CV Rotary New Meeting Location!


arbon Valley Rotary will begin holding its weekly Tuesday 7:00 am meetings at Rinn Valley Restaurant, 3815 Hwy 119, Firestone beginning July 16. “Our club has had a great partnership with Carol Parker since 2009. She has supported our club, members, and events, and we’re excited to support her in this new venture” said Beverly Mendel, Club President. The community is welcome to attend meetings as a guest - the events calendar can be found on the club’s website

Veteran & Family Breakfast Club


he PAMVET Breakfast Club is a weekly gathering of more than 100 Veterans in Loveland for fellowship, friendship, and a hearty breakfast. No dues, no obligation just a great way to connect with others. All Veterans are welcome and spouses and other family members are encouraged to attend. The breakfasts are about $9.00 plus tip and are held at two locations: Loveland at Golden Corral, 1360 Sculptor Drive. Every Saturday, doors open at 7:30 am. Englewood at Golden Corral, 3677 S. Santa Fe Drive. 1st Saturday each month, doors open at 7:30 am. To learn more, go to Other Veteran & family events include: 3rd Year Anniversary & Open House July 6 at Liberty Firearms Institute, 4990 Ronald Reagan Blvd, Johnstown 970-578-0717; Poker Run & Veteran Appreciation Day July 13 at High Country Harley, 3761 Monarch St, Frederick 303-833Tree and Stump Removals | Pruning 6777; CVMA 5th Annual Veterans Charity Golf Classic July 14 at Pelican Lakes Golf Course in Windsor 316303-7456. For more information call 720-600-0860 or Bob and Sherry Fairow email Resource@ QualifiedListeners. org.

At Your Service Acupuncture

Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine

Alarm Systems


Auto Care

Auto Care Best Tire & Brake Prices in Town!


30+ Years Experience • All Makes & Models General Automotive Repair & Maintenance Excellent Value & Customer Service Tires • Alignment • Shocks & Struts


Whole Family

Alarm Welcome Kit Wireless Key Remote Front Dr-HD Cam w/ADT pulse Video


Call for Consult & Appt.

Body & Face

Advertise here. Rates: 1 for $60 or 3 for $150

James Mendoza

Healthcare for the

MSOM, Dipl.Ac., L.Ac.

4th at Firestone Schedule 7—9:30 AM AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY BREAKFAST Pancakes - Bacon - Sausage - Eggs - Spuds - Green Chili - Torts Coffee - Orange Juice—All You Can Eat!! Stay And Watch The Parade From The Post Bring Your Chair And Or Pop Up And Relax $8—Adults; $5—Kids—6 and older; Under 6—FREE 11 AM —2 PM—SONS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION BBQ $8—Burgers and Hot Dogs NOON—CLOSE—LEGION BEER GARDEN | $5—MARGARITA BAR 11 AM—CLOSE—AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS Located at 870 1st Street in Firestone, 303-833-3878 | PUBLIC WELCOME!!

Alarms & Security Cameras, LLC

Providing Quality

Daisy Lear,

American Legion Post 1985

Your Local Security Rep

*$99 Activation. Must present coupon. Not valid with other offers. Expires 7/31/19 CVCR


Automotive, Tractor & Small Engine Repair & Sales 4035 NE CL Rd, Unit C, in Erie Like Us on Facebook for Updates!

30+ Yrs Experience | Locally Owned & Operated

Glass & Mirror

R & D Auto CareInc 30+ Years Experience

Small Town Values & Honesty Roger Hoogland, Owner 478 First St. | Firestone


House Cleaning Weekly Bi-Weekly Monthly One Time Move In Move Out

Leave them with memories...not expenses Basic Trust for Final Expenses Pre-need Funeral and Cemetery Options Funeral Medicaid Spending Funding Special Needs Childrens’ Future Non-traditional “Long-term Care for the Unhealthy” Custom Financial Strategies for Most Stages of Later Life

Locally Owned/Operated/Insured JAMIE HAIG OWNER


Bob Sweeney




(720) 771-1611

Junk Hauling

Lawn Care

Goodbye Junk. Hello Relief.

Lawn Care

Love Your Lawn. We Make It Easy.


Raindrop Technique & Hot Stones 18 Years Experience


Andrew Koldeway | 303.709.6522 lawn mowing | hedge trimming aerating | spring clean-up | mulch gutter cleaning | sprinkler turn-on tree trimming | tree stump removal

Service/Sales Bikes

Blue Parrot Painting 11409 Business Park Circle Ste 200 | Firestone 970-568-6860 NEW ON ATI



142 6th Street ∞ Frederick

Integrative Therapy = Results-Based, Muscle Therapy. NEW Signature Facial 60-Minute Introductory Session ONLY $55

$55 60-Minute Introductory Massage Session

Massage Therapy Specializing in Neck & Back Pain

of Longmont and Boulder

Turf Maintainer Program Tree and Shrub Care Perimeter Pest Control Core Aeration

Please visit website for more information f 1-844-NVR-ENDS | 1-844-687-3638

Therapeutic Integrative Massage Locally Owned and Operated Since 1983.

Massage Therapy

Your Home Town Cleaning Service

Brenda Sheldon, RMT

720.771.9121 Johnson St; Frederick, CO 80530

Small Engine SMALL ENGINE REPAIRS & SERVICE 720.717.9923 Pick-up & Delivery Available! Call for Details

Locally Owned

303-678-8442 •720-256-3284



Page 14

Consumer Report for Carbon Valley, Erie & Mead—Local News & Business Info for Residents

Family Owned & Operated | Not a Corporate Pawnshop

Celebrating 25 Year Anniversary!

July Library Report

Anniversary Presentation – Friday, July 26; 5:30 pm

Erie Community Library, 400 Powers Street, Erie; 1-888-861-7323

Part 2: 6:45-7:30 pm STEM 1969:

Spirits of the High Plains: The Colorado Wine Board – Monday, July 8; 6 pm Apps for Seniors – Tuesday, July 9; 11 am Oh, the Senses You Can Sense – Tuesday, July 9; 3 pm

Low Interest Loans Family Owned & Operated A Pawnshop you can TRUST

Longmont’s Best Pawn Shop

Explore Outer Space: Comets & Meteorites – Thursday, July 11; 4 pm

Community Champions: Allegiance Ranch and Equine Rescue – Wednesday, July 17; 6:30 pm - Erie Community Center - Mitchell Room, 450 Powers Street Watercolor Workshop – Thursday, July 18; 5 pm


FREE Classifieds SELL YOUR

Wheels & More

Suffering from an ADDICTION to Alcohol, Opiates, Prescription PainKillers or other DRUGS? There is hope! Call Today to speak with someone who cares. Call NOW 1-855-866-0913 A PLACE FOR MOM. The nation’s largest senior living referral service. Contact our trusted, local experts today! Our service is FREE/no obligation. CALL 1-844-722-7993 Earthlink High Speed Internet. As Low As $14.95/ month (for the first 3 months.) Reliable High Speed Fiber Optic Technology. Stream Videos, Music and More! Call Earthlink Today 1-855-520-7938 Applying for Social Security Disability or Appealing a Denied Claim? Call Bill Gordon & Assoc., Social Security Disability Attorneys, 1-855-498-6323! FREE Consultations. Local Attorneys Nationwide [Mail: 2420 N St NW, Washington DC. Office: Broward Co. FL (TX/NM Bar.)] Become a Published Author. We want to Read Your Book! Dorrance Publishing-Trusted by Authors Since 1920 Book manuscript submissions currently being reviewed. Comprehensive Services: Consultation, Production, Promotion and Distribution Call for Your Free Author’s Guide 1-877-626-2213 Lung Cancer? Asbestos exposure in industrial, construction, manufacturing jobs, or military may be the cause. Family in the home were also exposed. Call 1-866-795-3684 or email cancer@ $30 billion is set aside for asbestos victims with cancer. Valuable settlement monies may not require filing a lawsuit. Portable Oxygen Concentrator May Be Covered by Medicare! Reclaim independence and mobility with the compact design and long-lasting battery of Inogen One. Free information kit! Call 888-6092189 Get a SMARTPHONE for $0 DOWN* with AT&T Next® and AT&T Next Every Year; $250 Gift Card for Switching to AT&T! (*Requires well-qualified credit. Limits & restrictions apply.) 1-888-545-5093 Denied Social Security Disability? Appeal! If you’re 50+, filed for SSD and denied, our attorneys can help get you approved! No money out of pockets! Call 1-866-376-3163 GENERIC VIAGRA and CIALIS! 100 Pills $99.00 FREE Shipping! 100% guaranteed. 24/7 CALL NOW! 888-889-5515

Now accepting applications!

AT&T Internet. Get More For Your High-Speed Internet Thing. Starting at $40/month w/12-mo agmt. Includes 1 TB of data per month. Ask us how to bundle and SAVE! Geo & svc restrictions apply. Call us today 1-833-707-0984 Spectrum Triple Play! TV, Internet & Voice for $99.97/mo. Fastest Internet. 100 MB per second speed. Free Primetime on Demand. Unlimited Voice. NO CONTRACTS. Call 1-855-652-9304 or visit SAVE ON YOUR NEXT PRESCRIPTION! World Health Link. Price Match Guarantee! Prescriptions Required. CIPA Certified. Over 1500 medications available. CALL Today For A Free Price Quote. 1-855-530-8993 Call Now! Get DIRECTV! ONLY $35/month! 155 Channels & 1000s of Shows/Movies On Demand (w/SELECT All Included Package.) PLUS Stream on Up to FIVE Screens Simultaneously at No Addt’l Cost. Call DIRECTV 1-855-781-1565 DISH Network $59.99 For 190 Channels! Add High Speed Internet for ONLY $14.95/month. Best Technology. Best Value. Smart HD DVR Included. FREE Installation. Some restrictions apply. Call 1-855-837-9146 Wants to purchase minerals and other oil and gas interests. Send details to P.O. Box 13557 Denver, Co. 80201 Reader Advisory: The National Trade Association we belong to has purchased the above classifieds. Determining the value of their service or product is advised by this publication. In order to avoid misunderstandings, some advertisers do not offer employment but rather supply the readers with manuals, directories and other materials designed to help their clients establish mail order selling and other businesses at home. Under NO circumstance should you send any money in advance or give the client your checking, license ID, or credit card numbers. Also beware of ads that claim to guarantee loans regardless of credit and note that if a credit repair company does business only over the phone it is illegal to request any money before delivering its service. All funds are based in US dollars. Toll free numbers may or may not reach Canada.

Use RoundUp Weedkiller?

DIAGNOSED WITH LUNG CANCER? You may qualify for a substantial cash award. NO obligation, NO risk! We’ve recovered millions. Let us help you!! Call 24/7, 855-845-8269

Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, and Leukemia may result from RoundUp exposure. A recent $2 Billion Judgment was awarded in a RoundUp injury case. Call 1-619-493-4791 or email and let us begin work on your RoundUp case today.

HEAR AGAIN! Try our hearing aid for just $75 down and $50 per month! Call 800-426-4212 and mention 88272 for a risk free trial! FREE SHIPPING!


Cross Country Moving, Long distance Moving Company, out of state move $799 Long Distance Movers. Get Free quote on your Long distance move 1-800-511-2181 Call Empire Today® to schedule a FREE in-home estimate on Carpeting & Flooring. Call Today! 1-800-508-2824

Get Your Free Inventor’s Guide

CALL 800-353-6102 NOW Helping inventors and idea people since 1989.

Davison charges fees for services

Astronomical Asanas – Monday, July 8; 9:30-10 am

Space-a-Cade – Wednesday, July 17; 6-7 pm Introduction to Fly Fishing – Thursday, July 18; 6-8 pm Galaxy Gardening – Monday, July 22; 10:30-11:30 am Money Matters: Estate Planning – Thursday, July 25; 6-7 pm End of Summer Reading Celebration – Wednesday, July 31; 10:30 am-12 pm

Don't write alone! Northern Colorado Group Are you a Christian writer looking for other people who share your passion? Join Writers on the Rock: NoCo meets the third Monday of the month. Contact: Megan Silberhorn Phone: 303-246-8137 f/

FREE CARS/TRUCKS WANTED!!! All Makes/Models 2002-2018! Any Condition. Running or Not. Top $$$ Paid! Free Towing! We’re Nationwide! Call Now: 1-888-985-1806

Big Moves Make Big Art – Saturday, July 6; 10:30-11:30 am

Explore Outer Space: Comets & Meteorites – Thursday, July 11; 6-7 pm | | Like us on Facebook | 303.833.5997


Design and Print Business Cards – Monday, July 1; 6-7 pm

A Solar System Journey – Monday, July 15; 4 pm

Fly Me to the Moon: Apollo 11 Lunar Landing 50th

Join us July 19th for our Annual Golf Tournament (Four-player Scramble) at Ute Creek Golf Course! Shotgun starts at 8:00 am $100 Individual Player $350 Foursome (Chamber Members) $375 Foursome (Non-Chamber Members) Cost Includes: Green Fees, golf cart, bucket of balls, gift bag, lunch and awards ceremony! Contests Include: Longest Drive - Women Longest Drive - Men Closest to the Pin Longest Putt Register now at Sponsorships Opportunities are also available! DEADLINE IS JULY 8, 2019

Carbon Valley Regional Library 7 Park Avenue, Firestone; 1-888-861-7323

Epic Story Writing Workshop – Thursday, July 11; 1-4 pm

Universe of ARTmando: Hip Hop – Thursday, July 25; 4 pm

Mead Annual Golf Tournament

Part 1: 5:30-6:30 pm

Astronomical Asanas – Friday, July 12; 10 am

Take Note Music Experience – July 22; 2 pm - Erie Community Center

104th 9th Avenue | Longmont | | 303.772.7952

Vol. 20, Issue 7

‘Ohana Montessori Preschool will be moving to our new location at 340 Maple Street, Frederick, CO 80530. We are expanding our school and have the following positions open for the Fall school year (August 1st): Montessori Lead Teachers (Full-time) Assistant Teachers (Full-time) Before and After Care Staff (Part-time) Support Staff (Part-Time) For more information or to submit cover letter and resume please e-mail us at: Visit our website: Foothills Gardens Columbarium Niche Sale Multi-space discounts for families, organizations or religious groups. Discounts available for combination Cremation and Niche packages Bob 720-771-1611 [ongoing] Happy Spring. I am Donna Calabrese with A BREEZE PET FRIENDS ...I provide In Your Home Pet care..Daily Drop Ins..and Dog Walking for your furkids while you are away..I have 8 + yrs experience ranging from puppies/ kittens to senior furkids...and special needs..I administer medications,,provide playtime..walks...lots of LOVE and attention..I am Fully Insured ..Bonded and CPR Pet certified..Please give me a call or text @ 720-879-1423 or email and lets set up a free meet and greet 720-879-1423 PET/HOUSE SITTING - BOOK NOW FOR YOUR SPRING/SUMMER TRIPS Keep your pets at home while you travel the world! I’m an experienced (20+ years), reliable pet and house sitter. I will walk, feed, cuddle, and exercise your pets. I can stay at your house or develop a daily schedule for your cats, dogs, horses, birds or reptiles. I can give medication and shots. References available. Price depends on service provided. To set up a “meet and greet” or book your reservation now, call Chelsea at 303-819-3541 or email Free Fertilizer...Bring your shovel and vehicle. 303833-0345 PET/HOUSE SITTING - Traveling this summer? Your pets are happier and healthier at home. I can help with that! Keep your pets at home while you travel the world, take a weekend away, or take care of business. I’m an experienced (20+ years), reliable pet and house sitter. I will walk, feed, cuddle, and exercise your pets. I can stay at your house or develop a daily schedule for your cats, dogs, horses, birds or reptiles. I can give medication and shots. References available. Price depends on service provided. To set up a “meet and greet” or book your reservation now, call Chelsea at 303-819-3541 or email Horse Boarding, near Firestone Safeway, $375 per month. Horses fed grass hay three times a day, and pens mucked daily. Indoor and Outdoor arena For more details call Beth 303-746-7786 For sale: Like new baby swing, only used for 5/6 months, Fisher Price Call 303-833-3234

Frederick 2019 Community BBQ Tour Information:


ome get to know your neighbors and your Board of Trustees and town staff at the 2019 Community BBQ Tour. Learn more about what the Town has in store for the future and ask any questions you may have. We will once again be providing a full catered meal from one of Frederick’s local catering businesses, and free kids activities (provided generously by Carbon Valley Academy) for the little ones to enjoy. Check out the 2019 schedule below to see when we’ll be in your neighborhood. We’ll also be putting a doorhanger with the information about your stop on your door the week before the event. All stops will begin at 6 p.m. and will last as long as there are still people enjoying themselves. Click on the park names below to view each park’s webpage complete with mapping directions.

Wednesday July 10th Carriage Hills Park 6702 6th St, Frederick (Carriage Hills, Angel View, Coalridge, Maple Ridge 2 and Village at Frederick)

Wednesday July 17th Rinn Valley Park (Rinn Valley Ranch, Morningside, Wildflower, Hauck Preserve, Stromquist)

Wednesday July 24th Raspberry Hill Park (Raspberry Hill, Eagle Valley)

Wednesday July 31st Savannah Park (Savannah)

Wednesday August 7th Countryside Park (Countryside)


Initial cleani sign up for re


POOP 911 Colora Pricing starts a


(1 dog once per week |

Initial cleaning is FREE when you sign up for regular weekly service!

303-483-5941 | POOP 911 Colorado | Jory J. Long, Owner Pricing starts at $9.95 per visit

(1 dog once per week | additional cost for more)

For The Carbon Valley, Mead & Erie—Like us at

Vol. 20, Issue 7

Page 15

Obituaries and Memorials

Obituaries, Memorial Messages & photos are always FREE in our publications~ Please tell the funeral home or e-mail to Because we are a monthly paper, most funeral dates will be past. You may post funeral service information at and we will share with the community.

Burial, Cremation, Celebration's of Life and Receptions

"Caring, Compassionate & Understanding" - The Carroll Family Serves Yours

The remembrance of the heart, spirit and soul of your loved one is a treasure which only you and your family can truly know and honor. We will help you transform your thoughts & ideas into a perfectly designed Celebration of a Lifetime. Give us a call to learn more about our signature personalized service options: (303) 776-4477

Since 1922 503 Terry St., Longmont

(303)-776-4477 | f/Carroll-Lewellen-Funeral-Cremation-Services

Cody Michael Johnson

October 9, 1989 to May 26, 2019

Cody Michael Johnson passed away May 26, 2019 at his home. He was 29 years old. Cody was born on October 9, 1989 in Longmont, CO to Michael and Patricia (Mohlenbruck) Johnson. On February 6, 2019, he married Haailee Lawley. Cody worked as an HVAC technician with his dad at Johnson Mechanical. He attended New Horizons Christian Church and was a part of the Project One car club. Cody loved to race cars, ride motorcycles, and especially loved his daughters. He also enjoyed camping and fishing. He always lived life to the fullest. Cody is survived by his wife, Haailee; his daughters, Lexi Johnson, Alliyah Lefforge and Madison Flanders; his parents, Mike and Patti Johnson; his brothers, T.J. (Amy) Murphy and John Johnson; his grandparents, Jan Johnson and Jeanne and Leonard Propps; his two nieces, Aubrey and Ashley; his aunt, Janene Johnson; his cousins, Zach and Jessica Johnson; and numerous other aunts, uncles and cousins. A funeral service was held at 2:30 pm, Saturday, June 8, 2019 at New Horizons Christian Church in Dacono with visitation one hour prior. Cremation followed the service entrusted to Ahlberg Funeral Chapel and Crematory. Memorial contributions can be made to the Cody Johnson Memorial Fund at TBK bank in Johnstown. Visit www.ahlbergfuneralchapel. com to share condolences.

CDOT begins the 100 Deadliest Days with increased DUI enforcement


The Erie Chamber of Commerce invites you to come and enjoy lively, foot stomping music at the 2019 Concert Series held in Coal Creek Park, 575 Kattell Street, Erie. All concerts are free and will begin with the “First” Band at 5:00 pm followed by the “Featured” Band at 6:45pm. There will be beer, wine and concessions available for purchase and free activities for children. Bring your family, friends, blankets, and dancing shoes to this zero-waste event!

2019 Erie Concert Series Saturday, July 13 – Featured Band THAT 80’S BAND First Band: YUPPIE WAGON Saturday, July 20 -- Featured Band GIRLS ON TOP (AKA GOT) First Band: DOWN 2 EARTH

Special Events Saturday, July 13 Concert in the Park featuring That 80’s Band Coal Creek Park, 575 Kattell St., Erie 5:00-9:00 pm Saturday, July 20 Concert in the Park featuring Girls on Top (GOT) Coal Creek Park, 575Kattell St., Erie 5:00-9:00 pm

Chamber Events Chamber Business After Hours Joint Business After Hours with Superior, Lafayette and Louisville Chambers July 17, 5:00-7:00pm Hosted in Superior: Wildflower Park 3151 S. Indiana St., Superior Thursday, July 4 & July 18 Erie Business Connections Leads Group Calvary Bible Church, 615 Evans St., Erie 7:30-9:00 am

Network at Noon is on Vacation this month Community Events Lunch in the Park June 3 to July 25 11:15-12:00 Mon-Thurs Coal Miners Park. High St, Erie Hot lunches and activities at no cost to all ages

Mead Area Chamber of Commerce July / August 2019 Events & Activities Movie in the Park 7/5/2019 – TOM Mead Town Park Concert in the Park 7/11/2019 – TOM Mead Town Park MACC Golf Tournament 7/19/2019 – Ute Creek Golf Course Concert in the Park 7/25/2019 – TOM Mead Town Park Carbon Valley/Mead Joint Business After Hours 8/1/2019 – Carbon Valley Library Movie in the Park 8/2/2019 – TOM Mead Town Park *TOM = Town of Mead

Snagged off Nextdoor About Town of Frederick  Reading the concerns that are listed I have to echo what Trustee ONeal said. The issues involving Highway 52 are real and we are very aware of them. We are working with CDOT on those issues regularly. One of the reasons that it is moving so slow is that Frederick is not the only community along the Highway 52 corridor. The corridor stretches from Keenesburg all the way to Erie. Each community has their own issues and each feels that theirs is the most important. Improvements will be done but when dealing with CDOT, it is a slow process. The Board meets a minimum of twice a month with CDOT and the other communities trying to address these issues. Writing your state congress and asking for their help would help a lot.  As far as the water issues we are dealing with those almost weekly. I attend monthly meetings for the Windy Gap Project and the NISP Project. Mayor Carey and our acting Town Manager Kirstyn Javonovich are speaking to people from both of these projects constantly looking for any possibilities for the chance of the purchase of water to assure

Fredericks water concerns are met.  The Board is very much aware of the growth and the need for commercial properties to be addressed. That is being done also.  As a Board, we would love to see more of our residents taking an hour or so to attend some of the Board of Trustee meetings to hear and see what is going on and to voice your concerns or ask questions. We know it’s not the niftiest way to spend a Tuesday night however, you may be surprised at what you hear and see.  Also, all of the Trustees have email addresses and phone numbers that any of you can use to voice your concerns or ask questions. They are listed on the Frederick Town Web Site. My personal email and cell number can be used if any of you wish to at any time. We were all elected for everyone in Frederick. Please make use of us and if we aren’t doing the job the way you feel it should be done, let us know.  Dan March (Frederick Trustee)

ost fatal crashes in Colorado occur during the three-month span between Memorial Day and Labor Day. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is working to combat this serious issue with increased safety enforcement and outreach as a key component of its Whole System – Whole Safety initiative. CDOT will start by joining forces with Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement agencies in the Summer Blitz DUI enforcement period to apprehend impaired drivers and protect motorists on Colorado roadways. The enforcement period extends from June 14 to June 24. “More cars on the road, more impaired drivers, and an increase in motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians are all factors that contribute to the spike in motor vehicle fatalities seen during the summer months,” said Shoshana Lew, Executive Director of CDOT. “Impaired drivers pose an entirely preventable risk to our transportation network, making DUI enforcement a key component as we aim to reduce deaths and injuries on Colorado roads.” Last year’s Summer Blitz enforcement period resulted in a total of 584 DUI arrests from 109 agencies across the state. This year’s enforcement period will include 97 law enforcement agencies, who will be using increased patrols to ensure that motorists are safe on the road. “CSP and other law enforcement agencies will be on the lookout for impaired drivers during this enforcement period,” said Col. Matthew Packard, Chief of the CSP. “Driving impaired is never worth the risk of endangering a life, including your own. Enjoy the summer season, but make sure that you are sober, focused and buckled up every time you get behind the wheel.” The Summer Blitz enforcement will be followed by four additional DUI enforcement periods spread throughout the summer, aimed at keeping drivers aware of their consumption and off of the road when impaired. CDOT will also focus on rural Colorado for the July Click It or Ticket summer seat belt enforcement campaign. A seat belt is the single best defense drivers and passengers have to protect themselves from an impaired or distracted driver. Rural residents will be asked to find their reason to buckle up and stay safe throughout the summer season. For more information on CDOT’s efforts this summer, including impaired driving enforcement plans, arrest totals and safety tips, visit

Page 16

Consumer Report for Carbon Valley, Erie & Mead—Local News & Business Info for Residents

Vol. 20, Issue 7


TRUST. ANOTHER PRECIOUS RESOURCE WE’RE COMMITTED TO PRESERVING. Helping you keep the lights on. Helping you keep informed. To your local Touchstone Energy cooperative, that’s trust. Learn more at YOUR SOURCE OF POWER. AND INFORMATION.

Untitled-1 1

8/13/2018 3:01:37 PM

“Earning your trust is my policy!”

h Mont ! e n 4th of July SPECIAL O Buy REE F s k 5 different beds | Leg Tanner | Spray Tan Booth Wee Get 2 s 0 Tan E! 1 y u B RE ore F M 2 Get

Rick Hinojos Agency Inc Insure carefully, dream fearlessly.

Through July 31, 2019

Fort Morgan Office 712 Main Street 970.867.3307


Frederick Office 336 5th Street 303.833.1188

Fax: 855.347.3517 | Cell: 970.370.1232 | Email: 500 8th St. Suite C-1 Dacono, CO 80514

M-F 10am- 7pm Sat 10am - 2pm Closed Sundays


Back 9 Restaurant at Bella Rosa

Opening in early July


Full Service Restaurant Featuring


Patio Menu

Patio menu & bar service every afternoon Specialty drinks and local draft beer Special events on the patio Check out our website for more information at f/bellarosagc

Back 9 at Bella Rosa 5830 Bella Rosa Pkwy Frederick, CO 80504 303-678-2940