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and relaxation for us!” Michael said. “When you find something like this, sharing is caring! Laura and I launched the business immediately! We now have access to Clean Wine from grapes all over the world! We started tasting events at our house inviting all our friends and they love it just as much. We now have a long list of friends that want to do a tasting event at their own home. Wine brings people together. This business has got us involving ourselves with network marketing clubs, businesses, and introducing ourselves to everyone. We are having a blast!!! We want everyone to know how good and enjoyable this Clean wine is!” The Ingredient is simple: Grapes. Michael and Laura are offering clients a Wine Club Member-ship. With this membership you're saying "yes" to so many good things. To delicious wine free from synthetic pesticides and added chemicals. To supporting small

Anyone in the US can order from Clean Bottle-OWine, however the current no ship states are Arkansas, Delaware, Kentucky, Mississippi, Rhode Island and Utah. They also cannot ship to Post Office Boxes and everyone who orders or attends a hosted tasting must be 21+. Michael and Laura are searching for businesses and individuals that want to host private tasting events. Plus, they are willing to train wine consultants. They would love to work with a team! This couple has been together for over two years. Michael’s daughter and son are grown. He also has 2 granddaughters that are almost three. Laura’s daughters are 14 and 11. They love trying new things and have been traveling and exploring all kinds of new adventures. Laura has

getting Michael to experience all of these adventures as well. They recently took a haunted cave tour. Michael plays the guitar and loves muscle cars and trucks, racing and skiing. Laura enjoys watching her daughters play sports, spending time outside with her friends and volunteering in the community. Together, they enjoy traveling, going to a cabin in the mountains, hot springs, four wheeling, exploring new places, relaxing, and drinking a glass of clean wine. They invite readers to “Join our Club! Join our Wine Tastings! Enjoy Wine Again!” Contact them on Facebook: Clean Bottle-OWine or visit their website at cleanbottleowine or email them at Cleanbottleowine@ And let other readers know what you think by posting on this paper’s page at


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I’ve never believed otherwise, but it was Colorado resident. To try to explain the book affirmation that my children are in Heaven. in this short space is impossible but the intro quote says it all. Have you ever had a vision? “The two most important days My investment in Heaven in your life are the day you were has also led me to read a few born and the day you find out books on those who have been why.” Mark Twain. to Heaven and back, aka having That’s what happened to had a near-death experience. Steven…he found out why he Truth is, based on my limited was born. He realized how he knowledge, these people did could help others find joy while die and went to Heaven, but the To Order Book: living on this earth; a place Lord sent them back…so the doctors revived them. After my filled with so many hardships daughter died, I used to ask God to let me and heartaches…and JOY! Do You Know Why You Were Born? Do have a near-death experience so I could see you sometimes wish you were never born? her one more time. Life After Heaven helps us realize we Mitch Albom wrote a book called For One More Day and also one called have a purpose for being born. It helps The Five People You Meet in Heaven. fill a hole or void within us. This book Excellent books, both New York Times helped me realize, like with Steven, that, bestsellers. Both about the afterlife. I’ve “…everything that happened to me is, in also read 90 Minutes in Heaven about Don the end, a benefit.” Musick says, “…no Piper written by an author I know, Cecil wrong is brushed aside.” He shares his fears and frustrations and confusions and Murphey. Another fantastic read. But the most recent book I’ve read about conversations he’s had with God. Life After Heaven helps those living returning from Heaven is by Steven R. Musick, called Life After Heaven and I’m so excited to in a body that doesn’t work properly. He say, it looks like I get to meet him soon. He’s a says of himself, “…felt incarcerated in a sack of skin that didn’t work very well.” I know I’ve felt like that most all of 2019 through now! Anybody else?! One of the most meaningful explanations or tools, if you will, that I n March 17, stop in at Pepper's Fireside Grille for Corned Beef & Cabbage & Green received is about “Bubbles of Heaven.” You have to read about them to appreciate them. Beer! Staff will be festive, fun and fashionable, as always!

es, for me. The most devastating deaths were my daughter and then my son, ten years later. The most recent is my second mom. My first death experience happened when I was ten. My favorite uncle drowned. He was twenty-three. The next year, my uncle’s little boy, Ryan was hit by a truck and died. All my grandparents have died and all my aunts and uncles on my mom’s side have died. And there are many other family members and now friends, too. Not having turned sixty, yet…that’s a lot of people who have gone before me. Because so many of my loved ones have died, I have an investment in the afterlife. I want and need to believe that Heaven is real. I want and need to know that I will see my children again. A month after Jason died I was at a writers conference in Estes Park. I was an emotional wreck although I continued to suck it up and pretend otherwise. But one evening after some prayer time and then singing songs about Jesus, I was overcome with peace. I felt so calm. And that is when I saw Jesus: holding Jason’s hand on one side and Alisha’s hand on the other side. It gave me tremendous peace of mind and heart.

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and ship you ultimately sail will depend upon the particular itinerary you choose, especially if an itinerary is exclusive to one particular river cruise company. In general, the river cruise lines have similar itineraries, but one may offer more in-depth exploration of a city, optional excursions or included pre- and/or post cruise options. On a Danube River cruise, for example, a must-see city and highlight is Budapest. Some Danube itineraries do not include Budapest and would require a pre- or postcruise extension to enjoy the marvels of this beautiful city. A growing trend in river cruising is specialty and themed cruises, with a focus on music, history, gourmet cooking, wine making, beer brewing or a craft. These cruises are an ideal choice for groups who share an affinity for classical music, fine wines, Belgian beers, shopping the Christmas Markets, exploring the gardens of Asia, and even knitting or golf. Most shore excursions are included in the price of your river cruise. River cruise lines profess to be “all-inclusive� in their pricing, but their inclusiveness is not the same across the board. Included features of most river cruises are: cabin choice, most land excursions, all on-board meals, coffee, tea and soft drinks, beer and wine with lunch and/or dinner. The price of these inclusions is reflected in the total cost of your cruise, but in any case it represents great value and a sense of ease, knowing when you embark that virtually all costs are taken care of. When you are ready to take that river cruise or just would like more information, contact Judy

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n 2017, the voters approved a 0.6% sales tax to fund the construction of the Police Department & Municipal Court Building. The project was greatly supported by you – the residents. The building was completed on time and on budget, and opened its doors to the public in October of 2019. Here we are today and the debt is being paid and there is a surplus. Ballot Question 2A is asking if the Town can use that surplus for maintenance of the new Police Department & Municipal Court Building, and to allow for it to be used for construction, operation and maintenance of other Town facilities. To me, it is important to identify a clear funding source to maintain the beautiful new building that we built. While, also important to address facility needs for Town Hall and Public Works. Both facilities have been outgrown. We need to improve operational efficiencies, address building code compliance issues and set-up the Town to serve the community for the long term. A ‘yes’ vote on 2A, will allow the Town to accomplish all of this. The bottom line is we have identified a way to maintain your investment in the new Police Department & Municipal Court Building and a way to address facility needs that the Town has – and do so without raising any taxes and without extending the debt. Thank you for your continued support. It is an honor to be your Mayor. Bobbi Sindelar

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Re-Elect Salvatore “Sam” DeSantis Frederick Trustee


am a lifelong resident of Frederick. I also owned a business downtown for 20 years from 1984 to 2004. I attended elementary school in Frederick and graduated from Longmont High School in 1972. I majored in business administration at Western Colorado University, and graduated in 1976. I’m married to my wife, Cindy, and have two children, Sarah and Christopher. I enjoy golfing, fishing, and collecting vinyl record albums. I previously served as a trustee on the Frederick Town Board from 1986 to 1990, and was responsible for getting the Frederick recreation area started in 1987, 1. I am running for reelection to continue to help Frederick move toward the future. A lot of issues come up when we go through the growth we’re experiencing, and I feel I can help Frederick in all areas that need a common sense approach. 2. My top three priorities are unnecessary spending, metro districts, growth, and streets. 1. I’ve seen a few things that could’ve saved the town money. We need to govern within our means. I am a conservative when it comes to unnecessary spending. 2. I am opposed to metro districts because they impose higher property taxes on home buyers. I feel developers should be responsible for paying more. Given the rate at which Frederick is growing, I’m in favor of a smart growth plan. 3. Frederick’s population has outgrown the roads. Traffic has to be looked at today for roads that were adequate 20 years ago. 4. I had a business in downtown Frederick for 20 years, I know the struggles that small business owners face. Perhaps Miners Day festivities should be held downtown again to help promote local businesses. Frederick needs more parking in that area. We need to promote local businesses and industries located outside the downtown area as well. I live in old town Frederick, and my favorite things are the small-town atmosphere, quiet neighborhoods, and the community events offered here. 303-947-9735 |

Elect Laura Brown for Frederick Mayor


am running for Mayor because I am invested in the Town’s future and well-being. I want to see Frederick grow and change wisely and in ways that keep the things we love about Frederick alive and well.

My husband and I moved here from the Denver area in 2002. Since 2000 we have owned and run a museum exhibit services company. We are now partly retired. I have been involved in the Town for a number of years. I became a member of the Frederick Arts Commission in 2006, and was chair from 2008 until 2016. I was an elected member of the last Home Rule Commission and served as its chair. I was elected to the Board of Trustees initially in 2012 and was re-elected to a second term in 2016. I have been Mayor Pro Tem, stepping in to do whatever is necessary when the Mayor hasn’t been available, since 2014. The job of the Mayor is to see that the business of the Town gets done and to help the Board be prepared to do its work. It is the work of the Board to represent the residents of Frederick and work together to make decisions that promote and further the best interests of the community. I’d like to be the one to help the next Board do that work. The Town’s voters have twice given me the opportunity and I’ve worked hard for the last eight years coming to understand the roles and responsibilities of the Board. It’s important to me to offer that accumulated knowledge and experience back to the community. While decisions are ultimately made by the Board as a whole, I am interested in working with the Board and staff on medium and long term planning for community growth and development options, including water resource management and diversified housing options. I am also interested in furthering the work already underway for acquisition and effective management of the Town’s water resources, with an increased focus on conservation efforts to make the most of the water we already have. I think it is important to continue the pursuit of economic development strategies to attract businesses that provide both primary jobs and products and services relevant to our residents. In my time on the Board we have made continuous improvements to the community: o we have upgraded and expanded parks, trails and open space and we are about to finally add a skate park to the Frederick Recreation Area o we have improved public safety with

o a new Public Works facility and additional equipment and staff o new funding for the police department to add officers and equipment o we have implemented capital and roadway improvements o downtown alley paving o extending Tipple Parkway to the I-25 frontage road o widening Godding Hollow Parkway o drainage improvements to the downtown area o we have improved access to the downtown o with the Gateway at Highway 52 and Colorado Boulevard o the roundabout at 5th Street o wayfinding and signage program. Highway 52 is a critical element of our community. I am a member of the DRCOG (Denver Regional Council of Governments) Southwest Weld regional working group and the Highway 52 Coalition (consisting of CDOT, Weld County, Boulder County, Erie, Dacono, Frederick, Fort Lupton, Hudson and Keenesburg.) These two groups have put together funding for a study of the full Highway 52 corridor (a PEL study – Planning and Environmental Linkages.) This study will be the foundation and guide for major changes and improvements that need to be made by CDOT to the highway corridor. This study is just beginning and will be completed over the next 18 months. It is an absolutely critical first step to the improvements we all know need to happen. Quality of life is often an important factor in choice of location for new businesses and can also be a factor in business retention and attracting new customers and employees. I fully support the actions of the Board to date in these areas and believe it is important to maintain and improve the business-friendly practices we have in place. I see great strength in the Carbon Valley area, and potential in leveraging our relationships with our surrounding communities for a greater good for all. You can find me at LBrown.Frederick@

Regardless of how you vote, please vote. Frederick needs more of its residents engaged and involved. Go to www.govotecolorado. com to see if you are registered to vote, and be sure to send in your mail-only ballot or turn it in at Town Hall (401 Locust Street) before the end of Election Day, April 7th.

Elect Adam Mahan for Frederick Trustee


am writing here to introduce myself! I am a Marine Corps veteran of the Iraq war where I served on active duty for 5 years and was honorably discharged in 2006. During that time, I deployed twice and worked primarily as a linguist in the signals intelligence field. Outside of my time in the Marines I have lived in Colorado my entire life. Born in Grand Junction, grown in Broomfield, and moved to Frederick nearly 6 years ago. I sing Barbershop as member of a competitive, internationally ranked men’s barbershop chorus, Sound of the Rockies, based out of Denver. My quartet was recently featured on both 850KOA’s morning radio show and 9News’ morning show for Valentine’s Day. I am the father of two great kids and husband to a wife that makes this all possible through her support and insight. We own a small business in Frederick that we were lucky enough to expand over the past year in order to serve more of the community and we are excited for it to continue to grow along with our town. I spend most weekdays working as a branch manager at a bank in Thornton. I’ve always felt the call to serve and saw running for Trustee is a great opportunity to really have a positive impact in our community. My time in the service taught me a lot about working with a diverse group of people in order to accomplish a common goal and this is something that I feel is paramount for our Board of Trustees as we manage the growth our Town is experiencing. I would be grateful for your vote and would love to hear how you want to be represented.

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Elect Rusty ONeal for Frederick Mayor


am thankful to the community for supporting my small businesses and allowing me to serve them over the past 11 years. With a majority of my work coming from the Carbon Valley, I drive throughout our community daily and talk to residents and business owners. Reaching out and discussing needs, goals, and concerns of Frederick is the only way you can represent the community effectively. My wife and two children are happy to have chosen Carbon Valley to be our home for over 20 years. We feel that it is important to give back to the community and that is why I would be honored to serve as Mayor of Frederick. I have a diverse background having been a part of large and small business, public infrastructure, manufacturing, retail, agriculture, and construction. I sat on Frederick’s Planning Commission for two years before serving as Frederick Trustee. Serving on the Planning Commission gave me the opportunity to familiarize myself with the Land Use Code, planning issues, and many aspects of our community’s plan. As Trustee, I have strived to attend many community events and have rarely missed a board meeting. In addition, I have developed a strong working relationship with Frederick’s police department and public works. My past two years on the board have been both challenging and rewarding. Our board is made up of a diverse group of individuals and I pride myself in being able to mediate between the members’ different ideologies. I am diligent in researching topics that come before the board and make it my duty to openly explain my reasoning not only to the other board members but to the residents that have elected me to represent them. During my tenure on the board, I feel I have helped Frederick make big strides to grow in the right direction including dissolving Frederick Power and Electric and increasing funding to the police department. Our board has identified that we want to emphasize commercial development over residential development. Frederick has many challenges in the near future such as water, roads (i.e. Colorado Blvd, Ridgeway, Hwy 52, etc.), and other projects too large to address without working with Firestone and Dacono. That being said, protecting Frederick’s interests will be my priority. As your mayor, I will continue to focus my energy on listening to the residents of our community, developing relationships with our neighboring towns, and encouraging staff and other members of the board to do the same. As always please give me a call or text with questions or concerns, 720-210-3664. Trustee Rusty ONeal

Elect Tracie Crites for Frederick Mayor


i Frederick, Tracie Crites here! I am proudly announcing that I am running for Mayor of Frederick in the April 7th election. My 6 years in Frederick have blessed me with diverse leadership experiences, all of which have strengthened my love for our community. As an elected trustee for the Town of Frederick, a CVPRD Board of Director, a Legacy Elementary PTO mom, a FURA commissioner, a POST Commissioner, a local event and non-profit volunteer, and a business owner in our community, I have served our families and businesses with loyalty and kindness. I am not afraid of challenging the status quo and asking tough questions rather than dismissing issues or passing it to someone else. I have proven this time and time again. Tracie Crites is a mayor who has a strong vision for our future which is one that celebrates our past with compassion, cultivates our community of kind-hardworking citizens and plans for a future that is healthy; sustainable; a characteristic of our hearts. I don’t just serve one neighborhood, one perspective, or one agenda. I serve 14,000 people and growing who deserves a mayor who advocates and provides results for their benefit, safety, and quality of life. Under my leadership I will open lines of communication with school districts, municipalities, businesses, and ALL citizens. I embody the idea that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Frederick needs an authentic mayor with character, integrity, and the support of being built on what matters…our people. Our quality of life depends on a mayor who leads with love; then rolls up her sleeves and gets things done, like a mom. I graciously ask for your support in voting Tracie Crites, Mayor of Frederick. If you’d like to contact me, I’m available at:, 303-746-9683, or

Elect Kevin R. Brown for Frederick Trustee

evin Brown has been a teacher for 17 years, K the last 14 of them have been at Frederick High School as the choir teacher. He holds a

Bachelors of Music Education From Ouachita Baptist University, A Masters of Music Education from University of Northern Colorado, and an Education Specialists degree in Administration from University of Colorado, Denver. He has also received the teacher of the year award at FHS twice (2009 and 2012) and the teacher of the year for Frederick from the St. Vrain Education Foundation (2019). He was nominated for Colorado Educator of the Year for the state of Colorado in 2019. He has had many accomplishments in that time including leading students and adults on various trips around the country and world, directing top ranking choirs, and having a show that was selected as best in state in 2018 for the Colorado State Thespian Conference. He has been a member of the Frederick Miners Day committee for the last 5 years and helped with the expansion and growth of the festival to its new and larger location. He has been a resident of Frederick for as many years. Kevin is married to Autumn Brown and their passions include travel, animals, and hosting foreign exchange students every school year. One of the biggest reasons they host these students is to share their love of this amazing country we are blessed to live in. Why are you running for office ? My wife and I moved to Frederick because we knew that this was where we wanted to raise our family. I believe that our community is growing at a rapid rate, and I want to continue the work of aking Frederick an amazing place to live, raise a family, and enjoy the rewards of living in a town like Frederick provides. If elected, what are your top three priorities? 1. To provide infrastructure that allows our communities to grow and provide opportunities for its residents. This includes creating and maintaining parks and open space and the ability to connect with each other in our communities as well as with those around us. 2. I want to make sure that we provide an atmosphere that promotes business. This includes welcoming new businesses, while making sure that established businesses can continue to grow and thrive.

3. To ensure that our community retains the small town feeling that has enticed so many people to move here. In the 14 years I have been a part of this community we have grown by 5,000 people. At least 3,000 of those have been in the last five years and we’re projected to double this number again in the next 10 years. We need to keep our community safe, respect traditions that remind us of the people who created this community, and embrace new traditions that reflect the growth of this town. Why should business owners support your campaign? As our community grows we need to be able to provide goods and services for the people living here. I believe the only way this can happen is if we have healthy, thriving businesses. I want to do everything I can to provide support and security for businesses to develop and grow here. I want to make sure that people in this town can find goods and services here and not be forced to leave to find places to eat, to take care of personal needs, or to purchase items that they want and need. Keeping our money, especially tax monies, local will only help to continue the support that our town needs to maintain the life we live here. What neighborhood do you live in and what are your favorite things about Frederick? I live in the Summit View Estates neighborhood in Frederick. I love feeling a connection to people around me that comes from a small town. I enjoy all of the trails and parks that we have for my family to enjoy. I love the pride that the people of Frederick feel in their town and the events we host every year such as Miners Day, Frederick in Flight, and Chuck Wagons and Chainsaws. I want to make sure we can preserve these things that I love even as we continue to grow. 970-988-1325 |

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Elect Rocky Figurilli for Frederick Mayor


esidents of Frederick Know Your Candidate!! Rocky Figurilli here. It's time to know your candidate! Although I have lived here all my life, that's a very small part of knowing who I am. I'm married and my wife and myself have three grown children. Ok, so much for my personal life. I was fortunate as a kid in high school to work summers at, what was then, the sugar factory in Longmont Colorado. A gentleman who worked as a Union Representative for the Teamsters at the factory, enrolled me into the International Teamsters Union. Coming from a family who were union members of various unions at the time, I had learned from them what the unions were about and working as a member of the Teamsters Union became part of my early working career. After working various jobs, I was employed by NationsWay Transport, and once again I joined the Teamsters Union. I was a member of a local branch who was one of the biggest locals in the western region. The President of that Local took me and a few others under his wing and we were the Committee and Commission. For the next fifteen years we would negotiate and write guidelines for contracts for the Western Teamsters Union. This Commission would also underwrite different parts of the International Union Contract Book in which all members work under from coast to coast. For the last ten years that I was a member of The International Teamster Union, I was a union steward where I worked. I also sat in on local committees for local contracts. After twenty-five years of working under and for the International Teamsters Union, I retired. I, in the meantime had started a catering company (FigscateringLLC). My Wife and myself would sit down with my Grandmother, (my Dad's mom) and watch her and have her teach us recipes of the Italian food that I grew up with. For most residents you probably know me from the red food trailer that we had, Pauolina's Cucina! We served all the Old-Style Italian food from the recipes that my grandmother had taught us. We, mostly I, operated and ran the Catering Company until I retired the second time. In my two careers, I learned a lot of business sense. The most used of all the things I did and learned was, the two simple words, "Common Sense." They will prevail. Now I ask you, when you vote, make sure it makes “Common Sense.” Who is the best Candidate for the office in which you will put your mark? I hope your mark will go in front of my name, "Rocky Figurilli" Only "Common Sense" will help you make up your mind!! I hope the Residents of Frederick have gotten to know this Candidate? Thank you for your time and take the time to vote!! ROCKY FIGURILLI, Your Candidate for Mayor

Re-Elect Debbie Brodhead for Mead Trustee


am Debbie Brodhead and I am running for re-election for Trustee for the Town of Mead. I have been a resident of Colorado since 1973 and Mead since 1984. I worked as a Utility Billing and Building Permit Clerk for the Town of Mead 1998-2002. I have worked for the Weld County Sheriff’s Office for 17 1/2 years mostly at the Del Camino SW substation. I was a Director for the Mountain View Fire Rescue. I am the current Regent for the Carbon Valley Chapter of the Daughters of American Revolution, a current Director with Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers and a current Coordinator for the Aspect Foundation Foreign Exchange Student Program. During my (4) 4 year Trustee terms between 1994 -2020 I have seen a lot of changes with the growth of the Town and the ups and downs that come with it. I will work with the other town board members, the town staff and the residents to come up with solutions for accomplishing our goals, such as; applying for grants to work with our budget. Thank you for taking you time to vote in April for the best candidates.

Re-Elect Colleen G. Whitlow Mead Mayor


am again running for the Mayor of Mead. Over the past five plus years, I have served 4 years as a Town of Mead Trustee and Mayor since November 2018. I have accomplished many enriching things for the community. As Mayor, I will continue to make the largest impact by working with the other six Trustees to move the Town forward in a positive and productive manner. I have over the past few years been involved in many endeavors that shed a positive light on Mead. Below is my involvement as board, commission and coalition assignments, community leadership roles, accomplishments and my representation.


• Mead Urban Renewal Authority Commissioner • Colorado Municipal League Policy Committee • North I-25 and Highway 66 Coalition • Southwest Front Range Passenger • Railroad North Segment Coalition • I-25 Parallel Arterial Coalition • CDOT Region 4 Representative • Communities That Care • Denver Regional Council of Governments Alt Director


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Mountain View Fire Rescue Board of Directors Colorado Women In Government Treasurer The Honor Bell Foundation Board Member Mead Area Chamber of Commerce, Past President Rotary Club of Mead, Secretary American Legion Post 1985, Adjutant Northern Gold Star Families Memorial Monument Committee All American Beef Battalion, Rocky Mountain Team Carbon Valley VFW Post 9741 Auxiliary President


• 2019 Stormwater Master Plan • 2018 Transportation Plan • Highland Lake Park Master Park Plan • 2018 International Building Code • Town of Mead Infrastructure & Maintenance Projects Map • Streamlined the Planning Department Development Process • Successful Branding Effort • North Creek Sewer Project • Veteran Pond Toe Drain Project • Approved numerous annexations, residential & commercial developments • National Night Out • Additional Student Resource Officer • Partnered with High Plains Library District to plan a NEW library/community center • Updated liquor code, CORA policy, and other internal control procedures • Conducted Community Survey • Expanded Police Department • Established a Revenue • Generation/Expense Management Visioning Committee • Audiovisual of Mead Urban Renewal Authority Meetings

• Oil & Gas Informative Tour • Grants to Community Organizations • Coffee with the Mayor • Honor Flight Mead Salute • Youth Group Board of Trustee Opening Ceremonies • Mead Library Task Force • Mead Youth Tour at the Weld County Communication Center • Mead Community Book Club • Keep Mead Beautiful • Quarterly Town Halls • Ames Park Master Park Plan • CML Annual Conference Sessions Coordinator • DRCOG Fall Citizen’s Academy Graduate • CML MUNIversity Program Graduate • New Business Ribbon Cuttings • Various Proclamations


• Bike to Work Days (Winter & Summer) • 9Health Fair • Upstate Colorado Economic Development • Veteran Stand Down • Statewide Mayor’s Summits • Mayor’s Day | Colorado State Fair • CML Mayors Summit - Denver • Mock Council Day (Mead Elementary 3rd Grade) • Mead High School Seniors Night • Doing Democracy Day • Habitat for Humanity • MM1 George Hanson Welcome Home • Colorado Day Participant • Unity in the Community • DRCOG Director Meetings, Work Sessions & Workshops • CDOT Transportation Matters Summit 2019 • CML District 2 Meetings • Town and County Dinner • Downtown Mead Streetscape & Beautification • Mead Community Giving Tree Contributor • Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District Stakeholder • NCLA 2019 Regional Issues Summit • Mead High School's Veteran's Day Assembly • Harvest Moon Festival • Numerous Community Events • Speaking engagements: State, County, Community and Veteran events


Financial Responsibility/Government Transparency | Prioritize Strategic Goals | Mission, Vision & Principles | Youth Advisory Committee | Quality of Life | Private Property Rights | Support Business | Responsible Growth | Public Safety | Grow Our Economy and Jobs | | Foster Education | Mead 80542 Zip Code | Community Engagement Tools If you have any questions or concerns, contact me at or 303-358-9294. For more information about me, please visit my website at www.

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Elect Sean Doherty for Firestone Trustee Sean Doherty of Firestone has announced his candidacy in the April, 2020 election as Trustee for the Town of Firestone. Sean and his wife, Karen moved to 5 years ago after spending 27 years as residents of Maryland. They are proud parents of 6 children ranging in age from 14-24 years. Sean received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Literature from the University of Baltimore and Master of Science, Finance degree from Loyola University. He also holds designations as Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Certified Public Accountant (CPA). ELECTED AND APPOINTED POSITIONS IN MARYLAND: • In 2015 Sean was recruited from his position as Chief Financial Officer of a U.S. Department of Treasury-certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) in Baltimore, Maryland to assume the Executor Director position of a Colorado nonprofit CDFI whose mission is primarily to develop and preserve affordable housing for low income, senior, veteran and disabled populations throughout the state. The organization is the largest of its type exclusively serving the needs of Colorado’s distressed communities as it manages 40+ programs on behalf of municipalities and agencies throughout the state. • Served as a Maryland governor-appointed member of the Carroll County Citizens Review Board where he volunteered to oversee activities associated with child fostercase case files for children involved with the county’s foster care program. • Additionally, he served as a member of the Parish Council and Finance Committee for St. Joseph’s Catholic church in Eldersburg, MD. ELECTED AND APPOINTED POSITIONS IN COLORADO • Served as Treasurer of the Firestone Police Station Task Force Committee • (citizen-led campaign to increase awareness and support for the ballot initiative to approve financing and construction of the new police facility.) • Firestone Finance Committee- since 2016 • National Community Advisory Board, BBVA Bank—since 2016 • Housing Colorado Legislative Committee-since 2016 • Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA), New Markets Tax Credit Advisory Board—since 2016 • Colorado Health Foundation Housing Advisory Committee—since 2019 “There are many pressing issues facing Firestone business growth; Jobs, small business office space, housing for our senior citizens, street and park sustainability, citizens involvement and participation in local politics. My professional life has focused squarely on meaningful, inclusive community development planning and I believe I can bring those lessons to bear as a Firestone Trustee. Firestone is the fourth fastest growing area in Colorado with Weld County being the fastest growing county in Colorado. Resident friendly growth is imperative with a priority on safety and community amenities. These factors remain key priorities as we continue to enjoy Firestone’s reputation as one of the most appealing towns in Colorado.” During his free time, Sean enjoys binge-watching new discoveries and hanging out with his family. He enjoys his latest obsession, learning to play the mandolin and playing guitar, taking in live-music and reading. His boyish grin comes across his face when he says his wife, Karen might take issue with the order of this list. “Every Vote Counts—and I am asking that you make your vote count for me.”

Elect Steve Fox for Mead Trustee


ello! My name is Steve Fox and I am excited to announce my candidacy for Mead Trustee. My family and I moved to Mead almost 6 years ago after falling in love with the small town feel. My wife is a Special Education Para-Educator at Mead High School and both of our children are proud recent graduates of MHS as well. I accept the reality that we can’t close the proverbial gate behind us to keep others from moving here. I also understand that growth is inevitable and many would argue that it is critical to justify the creature-comforts of a local grocery store, pharmacy, etc. That being said, I believe that our recent local growth is out-pacing our infrastructure. I am not claiming to have an immediate solution, nor am I here to make false promises or tell you what I think you want to hear to earn your vote. I believe in the Covey principle “Seek first to understand, then be understood” which is why I am such a regular (and vocal) attendee at our Board of Trustee meetings. I am not seeking election because I aspire for a 2nd career in politics nor do I have any affiliation or alliance with any current board member or candidate. What I do bring to the table is a passion to be part of the solution! I am a US Army veteran and have more than 20 years of experience in varying levels of crossfunctional leadership. I’ve managed multiple business segments of varying sizes from local to global and I understand how important it is to be fiscally responsible. With your support, I commit to quickly develop a better understanding of what must be done to improve our town’s infrastructure. I commit to push for a greater level of support of our local businesses and what we can do to attract more local businesses to our downtown area while also advocating to protect Mead’s small town feel all while living within the means of our budget. If I can provide any additional information to earn your support, please feel free to email me at and I look forward to meeting many of you during our upcoming candidate meet & greet events. Our Town...YOUR VOICE!

Editor's Note


lacement of candidate information was based on two issues: when it arrived to publisher and also to fit visually. Some text was decreased in size because the submission arrived with more words than what was suggested and would not have fit, otherwise. Editor chose to decrease size of text instead of deleting portions of submission. If there is no photo it is because one was not submitted. The above applies equally to the United Power Candidates on the next page. This publication gives this space, free of charge, to any candidate who submits, regardless of publisher opinion. This publication is twenty-one years old and has notified individual city/town offices to alert candidates of this service. It has been published in previous issues and online via social media outlets.

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Re-Elect Virginia "Ginny" A. Buczek for United Power Director


am pleased to be a candidate for reelection for United Power Director, West District. I have been a community volunteer and United Power member for twenty-nine years. My husband, Chuck and I raised our children in Firestone and have a longterm commitment in this community. The members of United Power are my friends and neighbors and I will continue to focus on the interests of the people and businesses of the United Power community. Additionally, I am currently Vice President of the Colorado Rural Electric Association, I represent the United Power Membership both locally and Statewide. As a Director, it is my responsibly to provide for the present and future needs of the United Power Membership and Service Territory. The West Service Center represents United Powers commitment to community. The new service center on the I25 Frontage Road between 119 and 52 was an opportunity to address the present and future needs of the community and has significantly improved response times in the West District. The facility houses line crews, work vehicles, a warehouse, and storage yard eliminating long trips to and from Brighton. The building has a payment kiosk and community rooms. The location and versatility of our new West District faculty can help support both the Mountain and Plains areas. Short response times, fewer trips, and efficient use of resources benefits all the membership. The industry is rapidly changing, presenting new opportunities and challenges requiring experienced and knowledgeable leadership. I thank you for the investment you have made in me as your United Power Director. I have benefited from hundreds of hours of Electric Cooperative education and years of experience. I would be honored to serve you, the members, for another term. Thank you, for your continued support and interest in Your Co-Op. Virginia “Ginny” A. Buczek

Re-Elect Dave Rose for United Power Director


ear United Power Members,

United Power has had much success in the past few years and it has been a privilege to serve you as your United Power Director during these successful years. There are still many challenges facing United Power in our efforts to reduce rates and provide clean, reliable power to your homes, farms and businesses and I would like to continue to represent you. Based on my director certifications I have earned in the past few years I continue to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to make valuable decisions for all members. I am Dave Rose asking for your vote and support to re-elect me so I can continue to work for you. I have been active in community events, meetings, and new developments that UP has initiated to better serve all the members in the UP territories. During this time UP has welcomed 2400 new members in Frederick, opened the Carbon Valley Service Center, implemented the Fire Mitigation Policy, exceeded $500 million in assets for the first time and reached 843 consecutive days without loss of time injuries. Also, during this time frame UP built the largest storage battery system in the state and quickly restored power outages during the bomb cyclone winter storm. These are just a few of the major accomplishments and I know the importance of providing, affordable, reliable, safe, environmentally friendly electrical service to all the residential, agricultural and business members. I will continue to work hard for you as we negotiate with Tri-State to reduce energy rates and provide more flexibility in member choice. In my continued efforts to serve you I look forward visiting all the communities in the UP territories to meet and listen to UP members’ energy needs.

Experiences and Qualifications United Power Board of Directors 2014 – current Almost Home Board of Directors 2012 – current Colorado Air and Space Port Advisory Board 2013 -2020 Brighton Urban Renewal Authority 2002 – 2019 Former Brighton Mayor and City Councilman (6 years) Former RTD Board of Directors (8 years) Registered Psychotherapist (part-time) 2015 – 2020 Former Brighton Elementary School Principal 32 years (National Distinguished Principal) B.S and M.S. degrees (Northeast Missouri State College) and Ed.S. degree Universtiy of Iowa Family Man: Wife, Wilma, Son Ryan Daughter-in-Law, Connie, Grandson Hayden and Cooper, Daughters, Samantha, Megan and Son-in-Law Andrew Garnett and Granddaughter Blair. Thank you for your support in the past and I would appreciate your vote when you receive your ballots in March so I can continue to represent you and your energy needs. Dave Rose, United Power Board of Directors

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ight candidates will be running for election to the United Power board of directors at the cooperative’s 2020 Annual Meeting in April. Members who were interested in running for the board had until February 14 to return petition packets to be considered candidates. This year, four positions on the board are up for election. The director candidates are James Vigesaa in the East District; Tamra Waltemath in the Mountain District; Dave Rose, Greg Campbell, Phil Noble and Stan Martin in the South District; and Ginny Buczek and Jim Menghi in the West District. United Power hosts four Meet the Candidate events throughout its service territory so members can learn more about each candidate vying to serve on the board of directors. These events are free to members and do not require RSVPs. The following events will occur in March: •Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. | Carbon Valley Service Center 9586 E I-25 Frontage Road, Longmont, CO 80504 •Friday, March 20, 2020 at 7:30 a.m. | Coal Creek Canyon Community Center 3158 Highway 72, Golden, CO 80403 •Mon, March 23, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. | Riverdale Regional Pk, Rendezvous Rm in Waymire Dome 9755 Henderson Road, Brighton, CO 80601 •Tues, March 24, 2020 at 7:30 a.m. | Fort Lupton Recreation Center, Multi-Purpose Rm 3 203 S. Harrison Ave., Fort Lupton, CO 80621 The cooperative mails out director ballots in March and encourages all members to vote and return their mail ballot prior to the deadline. Ballots may also be dropped off at a United Power office before April 15 or filled out in-person at the Annual Meeting. Although directors live in specific geographic districts, they represent all members and are therefore elected on an “at-large” basis. This means members may cast a vote for a director in each district and not just their own. Director profiles will also be published in the cooperative’s March-April newsletter, the United Newsline, and on its website at The Annual Meeting and Director Election will be held at the Riverdale Regional Park, formerly the Adams County Fairgrounds, on April 15. Registration opens at 4:30 p.m. and balloting closes at the beginning of the official business meeting at 6:30 p.m. All members are invited to attend and engage with cooperative leadership and connect with fellow members.

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Area Mayors’ Report—For those of us who do not attend meetings DACONO MAYOR, JOE BAKER

Scholarship applications for the class of 2020 are now available. The City of Dacono annually offers a college/vocational training scholarship program to a graduating 


 Board:  The Board of Trustees approved

the extension of On-Call Traffic Engineering awarded the bid for the Wastewater Treatment Facility Fire Alarm and Sludge Flow Meter Improvements; adopted the Town of Mead Social Media Policy; amended the Mead Municipal Code to add Chapter 12, Titled Metropolitan Districts; authorized the execution of the Grant Award Documents to ensure that the Police Department would be able to receive funds; authorized a new backhoe loader for the public works department and proclaimed February 14th as Winter Bike to Work Day.  The Board of Trustees also referred two ballot questions for


 March brings us spring and in true Colorado fashion, usually one more big snow storm! The Board of Trustees and Town Staff have been busy working on many projects including a High-Speed Broadband Initiative; a Parks, Open Space and Trails Master Plan; and discussing updating the Land Development Code. All that will have a positive impact on our community! Here are a few other updates to share with the community:

Dacono high school student. Students can attend any high school, but must reside in the City of Dacono. Historically, the scholarships have ranged from $500-$1,000 depending upon the number of qualifying applicants. The application is available on the City website ( or from local high school guidance counselors.  There are some exciting facility improvements at the Carbon Valley Recreation Center, including: ● Weight room - New flooring, paint, and all new equipment. ● Locker rooms - A total renovation including lockers, benches, showers and additional changing space. ● Swimming pool - Installation of new play features, pool the Town of Mead registered electors at the April 7, 2020 election. The first one is regarding Whether the Town’s regular election date should be moved from April of even-numbered years to November of evennumbered years, commencing in 2022 and the second one is concerning an additional lodging occupation tax commencing on January 1, 2021.  If you are unable to attend the Board of Trustees meetings, the meetings are video recorded to watch at your convenience. View meetings at  Community Activities:  Coming up is our Active Adults Field Trip: Empower Field at Mile High Tour on March 27th from 10 am to 5 pm. This is, "your opportunity for a private "behind the scenes" glimpse into areas rarely seen by the public and some of the unique operations & inner workings of one of the most state-of-the-art stadiums in North America." Cost: $15.00/person (Cost includes transportation and ticket cost. However, it does not include lunch. Everyone is responsible for cost of lunch.)  The Town of Mead is proud to offer volleyball, basketball, soccer, and tee-ball leagues for youth in the community. Registration for spring youth volleyball and soccer closes soon. For more  The Town of Firestone will conduct its Regular Municipal Election on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. All ballots will be mailed to registered voters. Ballots will be mailed the week of March 16, 2020. During this election, registered voters in Firestone will be electing a Mayor and three (3) Trustees. The Mayor will be elected to serve a two-year term and three Trustees will be elected to serve four-year terms.  Voters will also be asked to vote on Ballot Issue 2A, a ballot question of the Town of Firestone authorizing the use of the 0.6% sales tax approved in 2017 for maintenance and operation of the police and municipal court facility and to construct, maintain, and operate new town facilities without increasing the current total sales and use tax rate of 3.6%. For more information on the election and Ballot Issue 2A, please visit  We hope to see you at the Annual Meet & Greet hosted by the Firestone Police Department on March 20, 2020 at the new Police Department & Municipal Court Facility from 6-8pm. This event allows community

resurfacing and a new air handling unit. ● Be sure to stop by the Rec Center and check it out, especially if you haven’t been there in a while!  Thank you to all who came out for Coffee with the Mayor on February 15th. It was a pleasure getting to know all who attended.  Follow us on Instagram @cityofdacono and use #DaconoLove and #HeartDacono when posting. We are also at Like us!

information, visit the Youth Athletics webpage: https://www.  Reminder:  The Mead Police Department will be holding their Cocoa

with a Cop March 4, 2020 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm at Liberty Ranch Park. Stop by to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and cookies.  Invitation:  I would like to continue to invite youth groups to help open our regular Board of Trustee meetings. Please email me, at cwhitlow@, at least a week in advance of our board meetings.  Stay Informed:  I am hosting Coffee with the Mayor from 8-10 a.m. every first Saturday of the month at Town Hall. Bring your questions, concerns and thoughts. Another easy way to stay up to date on Mead news is to sign up for email notifications by visiting: www.  Please stay safe, and as always, I am happy to come visit you or your organization. Please contact me via email at

members the opportunity to meet their local and county government officials to discuss concerns and issues relevant to the local region.  The Town of Firestone Board of Trustees is seeking citizens who are interested in volunteering their time in public service to the community by serving on the Planning & Zoning Commission and the Parks & Trails Advisory Board. All Board members must be a resident of the Town of Firestone. For more information and to apply online, please visit  With spring just around the corner, we are already planning all of our wonderful special events! If you are interested in sponsoring, having a booth or volunteering at any of these events, I encourage you to visit to check out all of the great opportunities to get involved. As always, I hope to see you all at our events throughout the year.  Thank you for your continued support. It is an honor to be your Mayor, Bobbi Sindelar

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n Saturday, February 22nd, Prairie Ridge Elementary hosted a Vex IQ Robotics Tournament for 32 teams from six different schools across the St. Vrain Valley School District. Represented schools included Alpine Elementary, Carbon Valley Academy, Fall River Elementary, Indian Peaks Elementary, Rocky Mountain Elementary, and Prairie Ridge itself. The state of Colorado has 200 Vex IQ teams, of which 135 groups belong to the St. Vrain Valley School District, mostly due to the groundbreaking work of the SVVSD Innovation Center, and the hard work of robotics coaches across the districts. PRE robotics coaches Amy Hamblin, Jen Olsen, and Jeff Cannon organized the event. A team of volunteers and student staff from the Innovation Center, judges from CU Boulder and Colorado State University, and top engineering companies assisted them. The goal of the tournament was to allow students to work on technical skills, writing, and communication skills. Jace Lyons, a fourth-grader, exclaimed, “I love all the teamwork!” Fall River Elementary took home the Skills Challenge, Top Team Alliance, and Design Award. Alpine Elementary received the Excellence Award. A Prairie Ridge team including Maddix Frame, Jace Lyons, Ari Viejobueno, and Blake Weingardt won the Judges Award for the first time this year, the second such award the school has gotten in their two years of robotics competitions. Frame, a fifth-grader, said her favorite part of the game was “building the robot and getting better at driving.” Prairie Ridge also honored Evan Alexander, a freshman at Frederick High School, with their Volunteer of the Year Award for his hard work helping the team in a variety of capacities. The Prairie Ridge Elementary coaches want to thank all of the parents and volunteers w h o supported t h e tournament with their time and donations and look forward to hosting in 2021. Photos Courtesy of: Dylan Morales, Mead High School


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Local Volleyball Club is “X-Treme-ly” Good he start of the 2020 club volleyball season for a group of local 16 and 17 year old girls has been nothing short of spectacular! Based out of Firestone, this team from X-Treme Volleyball Club is 18-1 in their first four tournaments bringing home first place “pins” in the first three tournaments and finishing 10th, out of 48 teams, in a recent tournament. The team’s only loss coming at the expense of a boy’s volleyball team allowed to play in the girls’ tournament. The team is comprised of Head Coach Mike Davis, Asst. Coach Steve Costello, Manager Danae Costello, Team Captains Marah Miranda and Ashley Livingston, Libero Briahna Davis, Outside Hitters Jordan Lawrence and Morgan Krause, Middles Haley Bevel and Amelia Hatch, and Right Side Hitters Evelyn Arroyo and Gracie Jennings. Five girls from Frederick High School, one from Erie High School, one from Mead High School, one from Longmont High School and one from Platte Valley High School! At first glance this volleyball team looks more like a gymnastic squad than a volleyball team! The tallest player can barely reach the top of the net! However their opponents have made the mistake of underestimating them only to walk away defeated. What they lack in height they make up with speed, agility, and exuberance! But it’s their obvious enthusiasm, and joy for the game, that really stands out! It's a pleasure to watch this team play together. The team’s coaches don't worry about the team’s lack of size. The two fun loving coaches believe in a different philosophy that doesn’t focus on winning but on teamwork and fun! As Coach Davis says, “Have fun, play hard, and be a good person before being a good athlete!” The athletes were given a recent homework assignment to describe this season. Many teammates didn't mention individual plays or victories, but rather the enjoyment of being a part of this “family”. Coaches call it chemistry. One wrote she likes “…how the players' fight for each other, protect one another, and win together". One said that "we're a little team who practices in a little town in a small gym with old nets. It's our heart and determination that defines us…” One mentioned that her favorite memory so far is "…the team sleepovers and creating lifelong bonds with teammates". It's this type of attitude amongst the teammates that has created their winning attitude and their winning record. These girls are ambassadors of the game of volleyball and great Left to Right/Top Row: Coach Mike Davis, Hailey Bevel, representatives of the Carbon Jordan Lawrence, Grace Jennings , Amelia Hatch, Coach Steve Costello Bottom Row: Ashley Livingston, Evelyn Valley area! Congratulations Arroyo, Morgan Krause, Briahna Davis, Marah Miranda, X-Treme VBC 17U Blue! GO Lynsey Sibold BLUE!

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raceful Oaks Youth Ranch offers a well-rounded and super fun six-month youth leadership program for 6th-12th graders that begins in April and concludes in September. This will be a super exciting season for students and families, as we are celebrating our 5-year anniversary and have some extra special things planned! The program includes: • 25 hours of Horsemanship and Leadership Training • 30 hours of Business Management Experience • 15 hours of Community Outreach Upon successful completion, students will receive both a formal certificate of completion and a letter of recommendation detailing employment and leadership skills they have obtained through this program to be used for college applications and future employment opportunities. Business leadership and training opportunities include equine and ranch management, event planning, customer service, project management, team work, public speaking, bible studies, community outreach and more! The all-inclusive, low cost tuition for this unique program is $210.00 for one participant or $360.00 for two participants/family for the 2020 season, April through September. Don't miss out! There are a limited number of spaces and we always have a waiting list every year! To find out more about the leadership trainings, events, schedule, and application process, go to Graceful Oaks is faith-based nonprofit located at the Eastern edge of Frederick at 8098 County Road 14. Check out our website or Facebook page for more information!

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pen to any High School Student no matter where they go to school or are home schooled. Applications are available at the Chamber office 8308 Colorado Blvd. Suite 203 Firestone or online They are due April 3, 2020 and decisions will be made by May 20, 2020.

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he Town of Frederick has established a program that provides four-year scholarships for graduating high school seniors who are Frederick residents. The Frederick scholarship grants each recipient $1,500 per year for four years for post-secondary educational expenses, provided that the recipient is able to meet the ongoing eligibility requirements. To be considered for this scholarship, eligible students must complete and return the application by April 10, 2020 at 5:00 PM.


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American Legion Auxiliary 1985 Events March 14, 2020 / 5 Pm Until 11 Pm. Traditional Irish Fare (Corned Beef or Roast Beef (Limited Supply), Cabbage, Carrots, Potatoes and Dessert) 5-7 Pm >Drawings-5-8p Tickets-6 for $5.00 >D J Music by Ted McArthur >Silent Auction & Special Drawings 7-11p All Proceeds Benefit FHS Graduating Seniors Scholarships and Girl’s State Programs. Public Welcome. Contact Donna Lane-303-833-4172. American Legion Post #1985 / 870 1st. Street/ Firestone, Co/303-833-3878.

Carbon Valley Toastmasters Carbon Valley Toastmasters is a nonprofit educational organization that trains it’s members to build important workplace skills, refine their communication, and maximize their overall potential. Other benefits of being a Toastmaster include: more self-confidence and self-awareness, enhanced leadership skills, regular and constructive feedback in a comfortable and supportive environment, and so much more. Whatever your reasoning for seeking personal growth and professional development opportunities, Carbon Valley Toastmasters welcomes guests every Tuesday evening from 6:15 - 7:45 pm. carbonvalleytoastmasters for more information.

Empowering Youth Leadership Program for Students Grades 6-12, Registration Now Open! Looking for a place where your child can grow in their gifts and learn leadership skills that can empower them now and in their future? Would your child like to work with horses in a ranch setting? Graceful Oaks Youth Ranch has a very impactful program for kids in 6th through 12th grade. This is a sixmonth leadership program that begins in April and concludes in September and includes 25 hours of basic horsemanship and leadership training/implementation, 30 hours of business management experience, and 15 hours of community outreach. Students receive a certificate of completion and letter of recommendation at the end of the program. This will be a super exciting season for students and families, as we are celebrating our 5-year anniversary and have some extra special things planned! Don't miss out! Spaces fill up fast and we have a waiting list every year! **High school students - business leadership opportunities include concepts like event planning/marketing, equine/ranch management, bible studies, community outreach, and donor appreciation. To find out more about the leadership trainings, events, schedule, and application process, go to https://www. Program tuition is $210 for one child, $360 for two children for the 2020 season, April through September. Graceful Oaks Youth Ranch is a local faith-based equestrian youth ranch and nonprofit organization located at the Eastern Edge of Frederick.

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Firestone Meet & Greet Hosted by the Firestone Police Department on March 20, 2020 at the new Police Department & Municipal Court Facility from 6-8pm. This event allows community members the opportunity to meet their local and county government officials to discuss concerns and issues relevant to the local region.

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Up with People Jr. camp Up with People Jr. camp is returning to Centennial Elementary School, for our 3rd consecutive summer! Once again, in partnership with St. Vrain Valley Community School, this highenergy, week-long day camp is being made available to all children between the ages of 8-12, during the week of July 13-17. Up with People Jr. uses musical performing arts, global education, and service learning to help children discover their own leadership skills, gain a deeper understanding of others who may be different from themselves, and become inspired to have a positive impact on their family, school, and community. It is truly a summer camp like no other. For more information, contact Lindsay Adams at For information and to register, go to: https://

RLF’s Inaugural Night of Hope Gala Have you experienced the loss of a loved one and wonder how you might give back to someone else who is now walking in similar shoes? Come experience a wonderful evening for a great cause at Richard Lambert Foundations Inaugural Night of Hope Gala on Thursday, March 19th from 5:30 - 9:00 pm at the Bella Sera Event Center, in Brighton. Guests will enjoy dinner, entertainment, cash bar, awards, and heart touching stories on how our community has made a difference by offering HOPE to children and adults who have experienced the death of a loved one. Help us continue to create an awareness where grief can be accepted, understood, and, embraced.Purchase tickets at https:// For questions or business sponsorship interests contact Susan at 720-408-8417 Other upcoming 2020 events:  March 19th Night of Hope Gala  June 19th 3rd Annual Tee Up Fore Hope Golf Classic  September 19th 9th Annual A Life to Remember 5K

Firestone Elections Tuesday, April 7, 2020. During this election, registered voters in Firestone will be electing a Mayor and three (3) Trustees. The Mayor will be elected to serve a twoyear term and three Trustees will be elected to serve four-year terms. Background: The Town of Firestone holds a Regular Municipal Election the first Tuesday of April in even-numbered years. Trustees serve four-year staggered terms; at every Regular Election there are three out of the six seats up for election. The Mayor serves a two-year term. Mail Ballot Information: Ballots will be mailed the week of March 16, 2020. Firestone voters may mail their ballot or drop off their ballot at Town Hall any time during normal business hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) and on Election Day from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Ballots must be received by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Registered voters who do not receive a ballot in the mail may request one from the Firestone Town Clerk’s Office. Voter Registration Information—To register to vote you must be: • A United States Citizen • Be 18 years old on/before date of election • Reside in Colorado and in the municipal election precinct for at least 22 days before the election • Registration is permitted on any day up to and including the day of the election Voter Registration Deadline Information...You may register either online, by mail or in person. Registration options are: • Up to 8 days prior to the election voter registration is available via the Secretary of State’s online voter registration system • Prior to and including the day of the election voter registration can be conducted by The Weld County Clerk and Recorder or the Firestone Town Clerk. For more information on Firestone’s Municipal Election please contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 303-531-6264.

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Fish Fry Fridays at St. Theresa's Each Friday, March 6, March 13, March 20, March 27, to April 3, 2020 at St. Theresa’s Parish Hall at 501 Walnut St. in Frederick from 5:00 – 7:30pm. Prices are Large Plate: $10.00 Small Plate: $8.00. The Menu is Fried to Perfection Fish, Mashed Potatoes, Mac & Cheese, Chili Rellenos, Dessert and Drinks. NOTE: THIS YEAR ALL ORDERS WILL BE TO GO. ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO OUR CAPITAL CAMPAIGN.

American Legion Post #1985 Auxiliary Events March 5th general meeting - 7 PM March 6th - Annual fish fry night - 6 PM - This is a scholarship fundraiser so please try to attend. Meal cost is $12.00. Mar 14th-St. Pat's Dinner & scholarship night! Traditional dinner + roast beef, 50/50's, special drawings for prizes, D J by Ted McArthur, and just a fun evening. Bring the family, friends. Meal cost is $12.00. April 2nd - general meeting - 7 PM April 3rd-Auxiliary Dinner - 6 PM TBA April 4th - Egg Dyeing, filling of plastic eggs, room set up for egg hunt April 5th - Palm SundayEgg hunt @ 2p-Be at post by noon to drop eggs and prep for hunt April 25th-Spring Craft Show and Bake Sale- Local crafters, breakfast burritos served, coffee, other food items served throughout the day, prize drawings, 50/50's and an array of baked goodies. Going on that day- the Legion Riders are hosting a Swap Meet. This is a day for everyone. An opportunity to meet and greet. You might even find that one of a kind gift for mom. Mother's Day is on May 10th, so come on down and see what we have. 870 1ST. STREET/FIRESTONE, CO/303-833-3878.

Women's Event at RMCC Fresh Grounded Faith is coming to Rocky Mountain Christian Church in Niwot on May 1-2, 2020. This women's event is hosted by Bible teacher and best-selling author, Jennifer Rothschild. In addition, best-selling author and renowned speaker, Angie Smith, share her story and musical artist, Shaun Groves, will lead worship. The purpose is to bring women from all over our local communities together to encounter Jesus. Early bird pricing of $39 ends on March 9th. To purchase tickets or for more information, please visit: https:// events/236086

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Qualified Listeners Received BBB Accreditation Qualified Listeners announces they have again met or exceeded the 20 standards required to become an Accredited Charity of the Better Business Bureau. This is the second consecutive year of accreditation for the Veteran & Family Resource Hub and they remain one of only two Veteran support organizations in northern Colorado to achieve this. To review their profile, go to www. For more information call 720-600-0860

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Tri-town Numbers from Jan. 19 to 2020


here is a lot of buzz going around in our local market about things starting to slow down. I think the best way to show you what is happening when times like this occur is by sharing some simple statistics. Knowing this info will put you in the best position possible to make better financial decisions when it comes to your real estate investments. These numbers are for the tri-town area and compare the months of January 2019 to January 2020. The number of active homes on the market were 154 in 2019 and increased to 174 in 2020. Total sold homes were 33 in 2019 up to 46 in 2020. Average sales price was $356,828 in 2019 up to $408,828. What I want you to focus on the most is total sold homes compared to total active homes. If you take the 174 total active and divide it by the 46 that sold, that number comes to about 3.8. That means, if the market were to receive zero new listings, we would run out of inventory in our area in 3.8 months. That is down from the previous year of 4.7 months. Simply put, the demand is

outweighing the supply and the demand for homes in our area is getting stronger. If this number stays similar, then the market will lean towards sellers and prices will continue to go up. In my opinion, once you get to about a 6-month supply of inventory, then it starts to see a balance for both sides and will slowly start to shift towards a more favorable market for buyers as that number rises. More so than ever, if you are thinking of buying, get in the market now while the supply is still low, and prices continue to go up. If you are waiting for them to come down, you might be waiting for quite some time and will miss out on gaining great equity while it continues t o rise. Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions!


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o celebrate the women we know and love so well, we are hosting an Afternoon Tea for International Women's Day. Feel free to bring a guest along including friends, daughters, mothers, or sisters! Finger sandwiches, scones, and of course tea will be served. March 5, 3 - 6 p Edward Jones 11409 Business Park Circle, Suite 100 Firestone, CO 80504 International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It is also a day to take action and help other Jen Kayton women. ***We will be holding a charitable giving drive to gather supplies for women in need in our local area.*** Personal care items needed include: Hair products, lotion, soap, hygiene products, deodorant, etc. Please be advised that our office cannot accept monetary donations. Please RSVP to Jamie Mund at or call 303.833.3123

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Food for the Soul: The Sin of Priority


n 1 John 2:15-17, we find these words, “Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world. The world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God lives forever.” I think it is significant that when John writes about love in this letter, he chooses the Greek term agape….every single time. Agape is a sacrificial love, one that makes choices and decisions based on what’s spiritually best for self and others. Agape is the decision we make when our words and actions demonstrate that we want the best for someone, even an enemy. This love leads with rational thinking and is a choice, rather than an emotional response, though emotion is never completely separate. For example, your emotions may run high when making a Godly choice that expresses you want the best for an enemy, treating them better than they deserve.

Agape is the kind of love we are engaged in when we use “tough love” with a friend or family member. Above all, we learn about agape from the deliberate decision of our God to sacrifice His Son Jesus so that we might live through Him (1 John 4:9). I came across something about agape that I found extremely interesting and helpful. The writer said that agape expresses a purposeful devotion and that the things which we love we assign a higher value. In other words, the noblest form of love in the Greek language shows our priority, it highlights what is truly important to each one of us. In the text quoted at the beginning, John is commanding Christians: Love NOT the world. Do not prefer the things dominated, controlled, or belonging to Satan. Love NOT the things which are in opposition to God. One of our greatest sins in this country is the sin of priority. Often we speak with our mouths that we love God, but by our actions we demonstrate that we place a higher priority and a

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greater preference on the world and the things in the world. Remember this, the things you love in life, you’ll do more for. The things we prioritize first, the things we give the highest value, we give the most time and energy toward. And think, we don’t even need to verbalize these decisions, our actions and choices for how we spend our time communicate our priorities, and by extension, these choices communicate what we actually love. John is not condemning your love for music, or that perfect cup of coffee, or for your spouse or family, or for momma’s cooking. You may enjoy all of these things. The issue is when you agape them, when you place your music, your mom, your hobbies, your work, and even your life above following God and doing His will. John says if you love the world, if you prefer the world and place a higher value on living your life as you please, then the love of the Father is not in you. Living in the world while not being of

the world is difficult. John says the world is passing away along with its lusts. It takes a certain dedication to do the will of God, but in the end the Christian struggle against self and sin is worth it. God is looking for people who will quit practicing sin, and practice righteousness instead. God is looking for people who endeavor to prefer His ways, to prioritize His standard, while doing their best to say “No” to the lusts of this life. So, what do your choices say about your priority and love? Clayton Johnson is the minister and evangelist for the Carbon Valley Church of Christ. 720- 438- 5430

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Wednesday, March 11th 6 to 8:30 pm St. Brigit Episcopal Church 110 Johnson Street Frederick, CO

Firestone Candidate Forum Thursday, March 12th 6 to 8:30 pm Firestone Police Dept. Community Room 2 Park Ave Firestone, CO

Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Open for any High School Student no matter where they go to school or are home schooled. Applications are available at the Chamber office 8308 Colorado Blvd. Suite 203 Firestone or on line www.

Chamber Luncheon Triple Your Productivity-Achieve More by Steve Black Chamber members $12 Non Members $15. RSVP to http://www.carbonvalleychamber. com Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:30am – 1pm Carbon Valley Library

Chamber After Hours Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 5:30 PM RE/MAX Momentum in Frederick

Annual Member Appreciation Dinner: Sat., March 7, 2020 Todd Creek Golf Club in Thornton

Come as a Flapper, or come as you are, Dress as a Gangster, or Silent Screen Star, It’s going to be fun no matter the dress, Just bring yourself and we’ll do the rest! (there will be a contest) 5:00 pm – Doors Open, Complimentary Glass of Champagne Wine Pull $20 each cork (wine equal or greater value) Door prize tickets $1 each or $5 for 6 (one ticket free) 6:30 pm – Welcome and Dinner 7:45 pm – Guest Speaker and Awards Register or sponsor today, before the seats are all gone! Contact Julia for information on how to donate A door prize and get listed in the event program and digitally the night of the event

Sponsorships Consider a new way your business can be a sponsor - be a booth sponsor at a Chamber Connection Luncheons. Want to find out more? Contact Julia today!

Carbon Valley Chamber Office 8308 Colorado Blvd., Suite 203 Firestone , CO 80504 303. 833.5933

Mead Area Chamber MACC Board Meetings Feb 13 @ 6:00 pm The MACC Board meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month


Notre Dame Mission Volunteer AmeriCorps Member Maria (right) helping Dreamer Scholar Sasha (left) prepare to go fishing during summer program in 2019.

Dreamer Scholars Gabriel (left) and Jose (right) making smoothies with Notre Dame Mission Volunteer AmeriCorps Member Noah (center).

Congratulations to our new Mead Area Chamber Mead Chamber Office of Commerce Board of Directors! (970) 893-3537 President - Jay Stype Vice President - Dawn Adams Treasurer - James Whitlow Secretary - Susan Stype Past-President - Colleen Whitlow At-Large: Ian Bodley, Renee Johnson, Laura Owen Bill Meier, Winslow Taylor Jr., Christopher Tone, Dina Young

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Healthy Alternative Health Care: Acupuncture Transition to Spring


arch begins the transition from Winter to Spring, which is traditionally a time of year when food stores for winter run low, and less heavy meals are eaten. People would naturally go through a digestive cleansing process prior to the next growing season. According to Chinese medical theory, the transition between each season relates to the Earth element, digestion, and taking good care of ourselves and others. In this article we will ponder how to strike a balance during this time of change. The digestive system is one of our first known sources of comfort and security since babies are held very closely for breast or bottle feeding. From birth, eating is a truly pleasurable experience. Though sometimes it can be difficult to keep the pleasure during meals, it is worth trying to come back to the ecstasy of eating and maintaining a harmonious digestive system. Stress and having to eat meals quickly can cause digestive upset such as constipation, diarrhea, abdominal pain and bloating, acid reflux, nausea and vomiting, changes in digestion with menstruation, and inflammatory conditions such as irritable bowel and celiac disease. Some people find relief just with a change in diet or by eliminating suspect and inflammation causing foods. As an acupuncture practitioner, I treat

through many avenues such as suggesting foods that assist to mildly detoxify the system, probiotics and individualized dietary and exercise recommendations. In order to treat chronic digestive disturbances, I have found that a combination of the above works best. Since winter is a time when we rest more, eat larger and heavier meals, and our focus turns inward, the time between Winter and Spring is particularly important to begin “spring cleaning” - to prepare ourselves for spring, when our focus begins to become more outward. Even the foods that are available transition to the outward vegetables that grow above ground, such as leafy greens, as opposed to the winter time root vegetables that grow below ground. As we move through this transition, this time of year is particularly important to strike a balance. Finding this balance depends heavily upon our ability to first take care of ourselves so that when we are caring for others, or beginning new spring time projects, we are feeling our best. For a closer look at spring, go to the article/blog at to read Spring.

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

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Spring Break Give Back


he Town of Frederick is partnering with Frederick High School and local organizations to give students a chance to give back to their community by giving up a bit of their time over spring break. Youth ages 14 and up will be able to sign up for any (or all!) of the projects facilitated by Habitat for Humanity of the St. Vrain Valley Restore, Brigit’s Bounty Community Resources, Graceful Oaks Youth Ranch, and Bella Rosa Golf Course. Each service project will range in hours, typically between two and four hours. Students can sign up for the projects at All students must sign up and have their parents sign a waiver before participating in any of the fun projects. Questions? Please contact Jessica at 720-380-5512 or

CARBON VALLEY ANIMAL HOSPITAL Our dedicated, passionate team is here to provide progressive, state of the art veterinary services. Mark Your Calendar! Saturday, March 28, 2020 9 am- 12 pm LOW COST VACCINATION CLINIC On first come- first serve basis Located at 101 W.Grant Ave, Firestone (south of Safeway) phone (303)833-2244

Looking For A New Fitness Class To Join?


ou're invited to join us weekly at Time For Change Fitness Group in Frederick, Firestone, and Niwot. This is a challenging and fun class of Interval/Circuit Training for women offered four times per week that includes cardio, resistance, strength, balance, and flexibility training for a full 50 minute workout. Time For Change Fitness Group offers: • Modifications that can be made based on your level of fitness and any past injuries/limitations. • Accountability and Motivation is given to help you strive toward pushing through to get closer to your fitness goals. • Challenge - you'll have your own personal improvements and achievements in things you haven't been able to do before or in a long time. This class is designed to push you a little further than you'd normally push yourself working out at the gym or home alone. • An environment that is free from judgment or what others might be thinking about their appearance or exercise ability. Here's what two regular attendees say about the class. Melissa writes, "I have been attending Tracy's Time for Change Women's workouts for 6-7 years. What I love about her workouts are the camaraderie and accountability. I found working out at home on my own would last about a month before I started making

excuses and stopped doing it altogether. At Time For Change, women notice when I am gone and Tracy is great about followingup and checking to see how I am doing and offering encouragement. I have had problems with my lower back for years. I have gone to chiropractors and doctors for the pain and they tell me my lower disks are compressed and deteriorating. I have found total relief from the pain when I keep up my circuit training routine. The strengthening helps support my back from long days of sitting at work. Tracy is very good at modifying exercises for each person's needs. The Healthy Weight Loss Challenge has been motivational for me. I find it hard to lose weight and I had almost given up altogether, but the accountability keeps me motivated. Tracy and the ladies have given me tips and diets that work!" Roxanne writes, "I love attending Tracy's women's fitness group. She creates a welcoming environment for all athletic abilities and offers modifications if needed for injuries or varying skill levels. The ladies that attend this group are all very supportive of each other and offer great camaraderie." Take the first step toward your fitness goals and reserve your spot for class today, plus your first fitness group session is free. Contact Tracy Rewerts, NASM CPT, FNS, and TBMM CES at 303-828-2856 or visit www.

News from the Firestone Free Thinkers 4-H Club To Make The Best Better-Learning By Doing The February meeting was held at Rinn Church On February 2, at 3 P M. It was a beautiful sunny day with a temperature of 75 degrees. We had a picnic type meeting with a very interesting presentation by Keith Maxey on parliamentary procedure and Roberts Rules of Order. Roberts Rules of Order is an age old method of conducting a meeting efficiently where everyone is encouraged to share their ideas. Have you ever been to a meeting which was unorganized, strayed off subject and there was chatter among individuals and no one knew what was going on? The Roberts method avoids all that and results in a meaningful meeting that gets results. Ken has a very unique method of teaching the class and holding the kids attention by using Roberts Rule of Order to make a batch of Trail Mix. He had seven different ingredients lined up on the table. To start the motion one member raised their hand and was recognized by the president. “I make a motion to put Rice Chex in the mix.” Another said, “I second that motion” This was followed by an orderly discussion where everyone was encouraged to speak. Following the discussion, the question was asked by the president, “All in favor of putting Chex Mix in the mix say aye.” This was followed by a resounding aye. Then the president says, “all oppose say no.” There was no opposition. President says “motion carried.” This procedure was followed for several other ingredients that made it into the bowl. Then the peanuts came up for a motion and a second. During the discussion one boy stated that he was allergic to peanuts while others liked peanuts. When the vote was taken the peanuts were left out for consideration of the boy with allergies. Several other items were added including raisins. When the bowl was filled a motion was made and passed for all to get a sample of the mix. Next meeting Sunday March 1, Rinn Church 3 P M.

VETERAN & FAMILY RESOURCE FAIR 2nd Annual Rocky Mountain Regional Vet Connect Saturday, March 14, 2020 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Embassy Suites & Conference Center 4705 Clydesdale Parkway Loveland, Colorado This free event is for Veterans and their Families to connect with:  Other Veterans and Families  Our own vetted and highly Qualified Resources  Our own Qualified Listeners  Local employers who focus on hiring Veterans and their Families

It’s a Resource Fair, Job Fair, and Networking Opportunity all rolled into one! Who should attend this event:  Veterans & Families  Active Duty & Families  Caregivers  Caseworkers  Those looking for a career Find out what benefits and services are available – both VA and non-VA Come Learn What You’ve Earned! Any Veteran, any Branch, any Era! For information go to or call 720-600-0860

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Vol. 21, Issue 3

Local Church Making a Difference


estiny Church of Fort Lupton is a hopping place these days, says Pastor Rob Rocca, Lead Pastor. Since his arrival in August of 2015 the church has been growing, expanding and changing to meet the needs of the community around them which includes Fort Lupton, Tri-town, Brighton, Hudson/ Lochbuie and Platteville. In fact, Destiny’s influence reaches as far as Thornton, Longmont and Bennett. Their staff has expanded to include a full time associate pastor over youth, a children’s director and office/women’s director. Destiny has recently undergone a major renovation having completely stripped the upper level of their building, renovating the lower level including lifts to make it handicap accessible, adding on a small expansion for administration, and restructuring to accommodate the growth that is occurring there. All of this has been to prepare for expanding their service schedule, which starting EASTER SUNDAY, April 12th, will now include two identical services at 9AM and 10:30AM. One of the big features of their renovation is a larger entry foyer where they serve free donuts and coffee every Sunday morning starting at 10AM. Destiny offers services with messages that inspire, a full praise band of guitars, drums, keys and vocals with dynamic music for worship, and inspiring messages that are relevant to today’s family and its needs. The congregation is proudly multicultural and multigenerational with exciting Kid’s and Youth ministries. They also offer small groups for connecting in community and to learn. Another focus of Destiny is their desire to Love, Give and Serve the local community and the church family has been actively engaging in community by serving civil servants like teachers, police and firefighters and joining alongside the local Parks and Rec department in providing assistance for Community events. The church’s goal is to be a Christ honoring, Hope Giving, Community of Faith where anyone and everyone can find Direction for Life! If you have been commuting from the region to find a contemporary EVERY Friday n’ Go Grab rs!! place to starting: Dinne worship on February 28 Sunday – March 6 Fried to Perfection Destiny Church wants to invite March 13 Fish you out to one March 20 ✅ Mashed Potatoes St. Theresa’s of their two March 27 ✅ Mac & Cheese new services to April 3 Parish Hall starting Easter ✅ Chili Rellenos 501 Walnut St. Frederick and discover 5 – 7:30pm ✅ Dessert how good local Large Plate: $10.00 ✅ Drinks really is! Small Plate: $8.00


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Area Churches Dacono New Horizons Christian Church Worship 10:00 a.m. & Bible School 9:00a 303-833-3013 701 Carbondale St., Dacono Pastor Rob Thomas Frontier Church 701 Carbondale Dr. in Dacono (old New Horizons Christian Church) Service Saturdays 11am | 720.418.8400 Pastor Steve Osborn

CV Seventh-Day Adventist Church 422 8th St. #A, Dacono, CO 80514 Sabbath School 9:45 A.M. Saturday Worship Service 11:15 A.M. Pastor Frank Wilson 720-939-5472 www.

Northern Hills Christian Church Services & Sun. School at 9:09a & 10:44a Saturday Service at 5:05 p.m. 720-685-1717 5061 E. 160th Ave., Dacono/Brighton Pastor Thomas The Fort Foursquare Church Sunday Service 11:00am 4605 Colorado Blvd, Dacono Pastors Dave and Pat Findley 720.849.4891 Breakthrough Ministries Pastor Tim Martinez Sunday service 10:00am & 6:00pm Wednesdays Bible study 6:30pm Monday prayer 6:30pm 530 Cherry St | 720.297.1997 Frederick St. Theresa Catholic Church 502 Walnut Street, Frederick Mass: Monday - Wednesday 8:30am Friday 8:30am Friday 6:00pm (Espanol) Saturday 5:00pm Sunday 7:00am and 10:00am, 12:00pm & 5:00pm (Espanol) (303) 833-2966 Fr. Hernan Florez, Pastor

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St. Brigit Episcopal Church Sun. Worship: 9:30am 110 Johnson St. Frederick 720-208-0280 Pastor: Felicia SmithGraybeal St. Dimitrie the New Orthodox Church Saturdays 6:00p Vespers, Bible Study Sun. 9:00a Matins;10:00a Divine Liturgy Sun. School 11:00a 6060 Puritan Lane, Frederick, CO 80516 303 460-7035; Rev. Fr. Loan Bogdan L.I.F.E. Fellowship Sun. School & Services at 8:30a & 10:30a 451 Oak St., Frederick 303.304.1159 Pastor Brady Thornton Rocky Mountain Christian Church Frederick Campus Non-denominational Christian Sun. Worship 9:15 & 10:45 a.m. 5860 Majestic St (CR13 N. of Hwy 52), Frederick 303.652.2211 Lead Pastor Matt Cote Rinn United Methodist Church Worship 9:30a Sun. School 10:45a Cowboy Fellowship Weds. 7:00p 3783 Bella Rosa Pkwy & I-25 W., Frontage Rd. 303-776-1578 Revered Bryson P. Lillie Cowboy Christian Fellowship Wednesdays from 7-8 p.m., Rinn UMC 3783 Bella Rosa Pkwy, Frederick Sue-Marie or Galen at 303-661-0841. or e-mail Frederick Foursquare Spanish Church Sun. Services 10:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m. Wed. at 7:00 p.m. 720-933-7117 211 Dunmire St., Evanston, between Frederick and Firestone Pastor Laura Salazar

Tri-Town Baptist Church Sun. School 9:00a Worship 10:00a & 5p Wed. King’s Kids 6:30 Bible Study 7:00 420 Johnson St. (Oak St.), Frederick 303-833-2826 Pastor Don Veazey Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Sts 9029 Grand Mesa Avenue, Frederick Rinn Valley Ward Bishop Keith Lorimer 303-815-5059 Sacrament Meeting: 9 a.m. Saddleback Ward Bishop Robert Briggs, 720-589-0515 Sacrament Meeting: 11 a.m. Peak View Ward Bishop Ryan Bingham 720-290-6353 Sacrament Meeting: 1 p.m. Firestone Purpose Church Worship Service Sun. at 10:30 a.m. (303)651-1640 Coal Ridge M.S., 6201 Booth Dr, Firestone Pastor Brian Thompson Grace Point Community Church Firestone, CO 80520 720-217-3407

www. Pastor Tim Lyon

Bnai Yisra’ĕl in YHUH Firstone, CO 80504 7th day Sabbath Fellowship in Firestone 970-430-8594 Carbon Valley Lutheran Worship Sundays, 10am Centennial Elementary 10290 Neighbors Parkway, Firestone 720.833.8873

www. Pastor Tim Spiegelberg

Grace Church-Sandstone Worship Sunday 9:00 & 10:45am 2950 Colorful Ave, Longmont 80504 303-772-5685 Pastor Jeff Foote

Erie St. Luke Orthodox Church (Eastern Rite) 8:00 a.m. Orthros, 9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy, Sun. School 11:15 a.m. 303 665-4013 ( 722 Austin Ave. Erie CO 80516 Fr. David Mustian, Pastor Life Song Church of Erie Sun. School 9:15a Service 10:15a 303-828-1040 500 Briggs St., Erie St. Scholastica Catholic Church 615 Main St., Erie 303-828-4221

Pastor: Fr. Robert Wedow Mass: Tues 6p; Wed-Fri 9a Sat 7:30m, 4p; Sun 8:30a 11:30a Communion Service: Monday 9:00am La Iglesia Bautista Messiahville le ofrece un servicio Cristiano en Espanol todos los Lunes alas 7:00 p.m. La direccion es 4700 County Road 6 en Erie Transportacion gratis llame | 303-669-5180 Rejoice Lutheran Church Sun. Worship 9:30am 3413 Lowell Lane, Erie. 303-828-3953 Pastor Ruby Narucki New Hope Fellowship/Erie Baptist Church Corner of Cheeseman & High, Erie Sun. 10:00 am & Children’s 10:30 am (303) 828-0638 Pastor Dr. Mitch Gardner Calvary Bible Church 615 Evans St. - Erie Sunday Services at 9am and 10:30am Pastor Thomas Milburn Office: 303-442-3484

Erie United Methodist Church 604 Holbrook St, Erie (across Town Hall) Sun. School 9:30a.m. (for all ages) Worship 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided 303-828-3906 Pastor Jim Calhoun

Orchard Community Church Sunday Services 10:00 am Erie High School, 3180 County Road 5 Erie, Colorado 80516 (303) 485-0922 Pastor Gary Shackleton, Jr. Northern Ridge Baptist Church Sun. School 9 am Worship 10:15 am Midweek Bible studies various days and locations Meets at Vista Ridge Academy behind King Soopers 3100 Ridge View Dr. Erie, CO 303-420-5810 Pastor Mike DeVries

Impact Rock Church (303) 835-4214 470 Briggs St Erie, CO 80516 Mead Abundant Life Church Sun. Service & Sun. School 10:00a 970-535-0311 4380 Hwy. 66 (.3 mile east of I-25 on S) Pastor Jim Coleman Guardian Angels Catholic Church 109 S. 3rd St. Mead, CO 80542 Daily Mass: Mon 5:30p Tu-Th 7:30a Fri 8:30am Sat Anticipatory Mass: 5:30 pm Sun. 7:30, 9:00 & 10:30 am 1st Sunday: 6:00p mass 970-535-0721

Rev. Alan Hartway, Administrator Mead United Methodist Church Sun. Worship - 9:00am 511 Palmer Ave, Mead, (970)535-4249 Pastor Phil Vogels Grandview Church Meets at Mead Middle School Sunday 9:30am 620 Welker Ave. Mead 720.899.1126 Pastor Bruce Hendrich

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

Grace Church-Lake Park Worship Sunday 9:00 & 10:45am 2415 Lake Park Drive, Longmont 80503 303-772-5685 www. Pastor Jeff Foote

Candlelight Christian Fellowship of Longmont | Sherman Village 1225 Ken Pratt Blvd., Suite 228, Longmont, CO 80501 Sunday Service 10:00 a.m. Pastor Paul Van Noy

www.candlelightlongmont. org | 720.526.0957 Ft. Lupton Destiny Church 307 S Fulton Ave, Fort Lupton

Sunday at 10am, Wed at 7pm plus children, teen ministries & small groups Rob Rocca, Pastor Lafayette Flatirons Community Church 355 W South Boulder Road, Lafayette Sat. 4p & 6p and Sun. 9a & 11a 303-664-5524 | Jim Bergen Northern Hills Church Meets Sundays at 9:00 and 10:45am 5061 E. 160th Ave Brighton, CO (Hwy 7) 720.685.1717 | Pastor Rob Kelly Living Water Church 700 W South Boulder Rd, Lafayette 303-668-1329

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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.

Teresa Lyn "Teri" Heifner

July 18, 1963 to January 28, 2020

Colorado Christian Writers Conference

May 13 - 16, 2020 YMCA of the Rockies To encourage and equip you to write about a God who is real, who is reachable, and who changes lives.

Teresa Lyn "Teri" Heifner (nee Foust) passed away at her home in Frederick, Colorado, on January 28, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. Teri was born in Denver, Colorado on July 18, 1963 to parents LaVonne (Segmiller) and William Foust. Except for a short period of time living in California Teri spent her life in Colorado. On April 27, 1989 Teri married Jon Heifner. Two wonderful sons, Paxton Lawrence and Mason Conrad, are the result of their union. She is survived by her sons and husband as well as mother LaVonne Sticka, brother Douglas Foust, sister-in-law Joan Kawano and her family and many cousins. Teri was predeceased by father William, in-laws, Robert and Annette Heifner, and brother-in-law Russell Heifner. Teri was a gregarious, loving, generous, kind, caring and compassionate person. She spent her life affectionately tending to her family, friends and home. She will be forever loved and missed by those fortunate enough to have been touched by her brief presence on earth. Heritage Funeral & Cremation Services of Lafayette is handling arrangements.

Burial, Cremation, Celebration's of Life and Receptions

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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

St. Brigit To Celebrate Vernal Equinox


h, Spring in Colorado! One day it’s 74 degrees and sunny. The next day it’s 14 degrees and snowing… Come celebrate the return of Spring in all its glorious unpredictability at St. Brigit Episcopal Church on Friday, March 20, at 7:00p.m. Just as Spring promises growth and change, so does life. Change requires growth. Growth can be painful, and safe places are needed in order to be refreshed for the journey ahead. St Brigit invites you to such a place, where you can indulge in a time of spiritual sanctuary and renewal in celebration of the Vernal Equinox. St. Brigit’s Vernal Equinox celebration is a part of its Áit Caol series. Áit Caol (pronounced atch qweel) is Gaelic for “A Thin Place.” These quarterly services are created to offer guests an experience of God through a unique liturgy, which combines ancient tradition with contemporary language. They include specially designed and engaging meditation areas, which bring scripture to life, and ethereal music with a Celtic sound. Ancient people marked this day with thanksgiving for the return of light and warmth. Spring promised rebirth and hope. In the Christian Church, the Vernal Equinox is significant in that it is used in determining the date of Easter, the first Sunday following the first full moon after the Equinox. Older children are welcome at the Vernal Equinox celebration. Childcare will be provided for children under age six. Guests are invited to come early to walk St. Brigit’s outdoor labyrinth, weather permitting. St. Brigit Episcopal Church is located at 110 Johnson Street in Frederick. Visit www. or for more information.

Going Green


reen! Symbol of wealth, fertility, the Emerald Isle and currently the representative color of our environment. Often considered a cool color, you will find the green family has many shades that are warm and relaxing. If you are considering a shade of green for your home, you can ‘go green’ at the same time with environmentally sound paints. Our preferences are Sherwin Williams Duration for Low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) and their top line Emerald for Zero VOC. Both are high performing paints as far as coverage, durability and washability. You can’t go wrong with green against your natural wood furnishings and wood trim as it beautifully complements all wood tones. For rooms with southern exposure, try Sherwin Williams Moody Blue, a mediumtoned blue-green blend with a most

subtle gray undertone to cool it down. The greens with more yellow undertones are the warmest of the cools. Try SW Lacewing for the opposite effect. One can’t disagree with the balance in nature between a lush lawn and green leaves against the backdrop of a blue sky. Greens and blues go together inside as well. If you aren’t comfortable pairing a green with a blue use a welcoming greenblue wall color such as Sherwin Williams Rainwashed, one of our current favorites. A green-blue-gray, Rainwashed will sometimes go a tad blue in certain lighting, but it’s still a lovely color. Medium to deep greens on the bright side will create a bold, elegant room. Take a look at Sherwin Williams Kilkenny, Espalier or Lucky Green to see if they might provide the perfect backdrop to your furnishing and upholstery. If you would rather have a soft, healing atmosphere in your home, try a sagey green, such as Sherwin Williams Clary Sage or Liveable Green, if going light.

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

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May 9, 2020 – FIRESTONE, COLORADO: 13.1K, 5K, 1M & Expo Events!


olorado at its Best - the 8th Annual Carbon Valley Half Marathon! From Start to Finish, runners will tread upon Mining Town history via manicured trail systems, dirt paths & rural roads. Firestone's Central Park & the Firestone Trail are featured as well as Frederick’s Charming Downtown & Milevac Lake. The entire course has spectacular views of the Rockies. Since 2013 this event & participants have raised $117,000 for Autism research. Our goal is to raise another $25,000 benefiting Children’s Hospital Colorado and research thru the Autism Treatment Network. • Professional chip timed • 9 water stations • Swag bag, tech T’s and awesome finisher’s medal • Majestic views, clean air & open space • Beer/Cider garden & community Expo at the finish line. Fun for the whole family! Come enjoy the event & run the 8th Annual Carbon Valley Half Marathon, 5K or Fun Run for a great cause!! Register NOW: | Business Sponsorship opportunities available!


Getting ready to move sale! Two high end coffee tables; One window height and one standard height, $150 each. Leather sofa 6ft 8” long, 3 cushion, excellent shape $200. Record player excellent condition 4ft long 18” wide, 30” high $45. Hand made quilts, hand sewn $100 each. Plus electric and hand Carpenter tools 303.833.1364. Beautiful Garden Level West View on 1 acre very quiet, 1700 sq. feet, newly remodeled 3 bedroom, 1 bath with 2 large walk in closets, very large living room. Laundry hookups. Kitchen is very open with lots of cabinets. Includes 1 space in detached garage & storage. NO pets Available now must see in person to appreciate. Apartment is located on Silver Birch Blvd in Frederick, CO 80530 Requirements: Rental Application required | $1700/month plus utilities Deposit of $1700.00 due upon signing of lease First months rent of $1700.00 If interested in looking at this apartment, please contact me at 720.935.4677

Frederick Events/ Sponsorship

Engage with potential customers but also make our community a better place. Partnering with the Town will help you gain exposure while showing that you’re committed to the community. With a wide variety of events and programs, as well as price points that fit any marketing budget, there’s an opportunity for us to work together in 2020. Our events are growing, and so is the excitement around the engaging entertainment we are planning. Free Fertilizer...Bring your shovel and vehicle. 303833-0345. 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 Looking for Nail Tech and/or hairstylist for Booth rental at Green Pear Salon. Helpful if you have clientele. Call Green Pear Salon, ask for Concha Aguirre, at 303.833.4586 and visit Housecleaning | Please call 303.523.7886 | Free estimates

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Vol. 21, Issue 3

Community Members & Business Partners


he Frederick High School Booster Club After Prom Committee is seeking your help and support in creating a free, fun, safe and memorable After Prom for the students of FHS. After Prom is the alternative event put together by parents, the community and the FHS Booster Club with a goal of keeping our kids safe! We need your sponsorship and donations to help keep our kids safe! The After Prom is FREE to all students – making sure that all of our Juniors Second 1/2 Price! and Seniors can participate. Please take this opportunity to make FHS After Prom a memorable and safe experience for the entire community. CVCR CVCR CVCR All Donations are tax deductible. The FHS Booster Club is a non-profit 6160 Firestone Blvd. Unit 101 2030 Ken Pratt Blvd. Celebra organization. ti ating Firestone, CO 80504 2 Years ng Celebrars! Longmont, CO 80501 Happy Hour! ! e Y For questions please contact Romaine 9 303.684.9133 303.776.1747 $5 House Margaritas & $3 16oz Draft Beers Lucero-Lowe 720-290-7032 or AfterProm@ Sun-Thurs: 11-9:30, Fri-Sat: 11-10:30 Sun-Thurs: 10-10, Fri-Sat: 10-11 Front ______Corporate Sponsor – Sponsorship of $250 or greater will get your logo displayed on the Thank You banner which hangs on the school fence (Colorado Blvd and Tipple Pkwy) for 12 months. Your company will be cited as a sponsor in all newspaper articles and school announcements. ($1000+ Flatiron's Lafayette Campus donation XL Logo, $500 Medium, $250 small logo) 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM _____Cash Donation - All amounts appreciated, every dollar helps. Make checks Cost: $10.00 which includes lunch. Register by calling 303.664.5524. payable to FHS Booster or Donate Online at his workshop is for those that are experiencing grief from a loss due to death of a ______Gift Cards/Certificates - Gift Cards to restaurants, retail stores, movie theatres, person. You will experience a combination of teaching and personal stories with coffee shops, nail and hair salons, etc., tickets to attractions like Water World, Elitch a focus on understanding grief as well as practical ways to cope and heal through the Garden’s, Boondocks, Top Golf, Escape Rooms, or Bowling, gas cards, iTunes, etc. ______Prize Items - (Please include item and Retail Value:_______________________) grief process. The workshop is specifically Christian faith-based, and will explore how Printers, Lap Tops, Tablets, TV’s, Video games/consoles, Go-Pros, digital cameras, a Christian views suffering, grief and loss using the Bible as a reference. Apply what you speakers, Dorm items: microwaves, refrigerators, coffeepots, laundry baskets, thermos, are hearing to your own personal journey. We will also divide up into small groups that have a trained facilitator to help you start the journey of processing through your grief. coolers, water bottles, junk food, soda, sports equipment, board games, etc. etc. ______Volunteer– Help is needed with Set Up and Decorating, Working the night of the Excellent support by those who have travelled the grief journey. Recommended by Kelly Martindale. event or Clean up. We will contact you and/or go to to sign up. Drop off donated items by April 3rd at the FHS Front Office or drop in the mail. FHS Booster Club POB 903 Frederick, CO 80530 | FOR MORE INFO go to: http://www. | TO DONATE go to: select DONATE | Like us on facebook: Frederick High School Booster Club | Follow us on Twitter: @FHSBooster | Follow us on Instagram @fhsboosterclub You are invited to come see what After Prom looks like: OPEN HOUSE: 4/18/20 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm Community members, Parents, and Family members are all invited to attend meetings and to volunteer at After Prom. We welcome all input and all help! For more info contact AfterProm@FHSbooster. Please take this opportunity to make FHS After Prom a memorable and safe experience for our kids and our entire community!


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United Power will host the following Meet the Candidate Forums where members can learn more about each of our director candidates. Thursday, March 19 | 6:30 p.m. Carbon Valley Service Center

Friday, March 20 | 7:30 a.m. Coal Creek Community Center

Monday, March 23 | 6:30 p.m. Riverdale Regional Park Rendezvous Room, Waymire

Tuesday, March 24 | 7:30 a.m. Fort Lupton Recreation Center Multi-Purpose Room 3

Annual Meeting & Director Election When: Wed., April 15, 2020 Where: Riverdale Regional Park

4:30 p.m. | Registration opens 6:30 p.m. | Meeting begins

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