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Aging in place with TRU PACE—Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly By Leslie Mader


ecently, I interviewed two of our enthusiastic PACE Participants. These local Coloradoans would like to tell you their story; meet Sam and Jan Sanchez. You may know them from around Carbon Valley. Sam grew up in Trinidad and moved to Brighton to avoid working in the coal mines. He moved next door to Jan and they started dating and got married a year later. Jan grew up in Brighton and she wanted to be a teacher. She worked for the Brighton School District as a teacher’s aide with 2nd graders. Sam’s passion was for helping others learn about Jesus. When Sam decided they should move to Dacono in 1979, Jan cried. “All that was there was an open field with one gas station, a grocery store, the post office and four bars and I hated it! I told my mom and I got no sympathy. She told me you go where your husband goes. She was no help at all! Now I love Dacono! Now we have Kingsoopers, Safeway, many fast food places and restaurants.” In 1980, Sam went to Bible College and opened the First Baptist Church in Dacono, “Primera Iglesia Bautista Independiente.” They started in their 2-car garage and began building a 2-story building in the back for the church. They donated the property to the church and it took 7 years to build it. They built it as the money came in and it was debt free. He pastored there for 32 years and had bilingual services. When Sam injured his back severely, they retired. And shortly afterwards, the church was sold. They currently attend New Horizons

church. S a m and Jan joined TRU PACE one year ago. They heard about PACE through Jan’s sister who is in a PACE program in the Denver area. “ O u r enrollment specialist, Andrea encouraged us and helped us with all the paper work. She also helped to see if we qualified for PACE. Enrollment was easy.” Sam jumped right into the activities at the day center. “Jill, the recreation therapist, has been wonderful,” says Sam. “She has let me do two bible studies a month and has now asked me to do the memorial service for some of the PACE Participants who have passed away. I’m here to help.” His gift is serving others. Jan shared that she really enjoys the PACE program. “I think all the people here are very friendly and concerned about the PACE Participants. The staff are also very respectful and very caring; every one of them! I love Jill. She is wonderful. She is an encouragement to both me and my husband. Jill encourages you to participate in the games, activities and the dances. We

can’t dance like we use to but we enjoy dancing here as best we can!” When asked about their goals at PACE, they were both very clear. For Jan, “My goal was to become m o r e conscious about my weight. I am a diabetic. I came into PACE wearing a 22 size pant a year ago and now I’m down to a 14. I’m almost there! I exercise and I watch what I eat. I do like sweets but I’m not eating them like I use to. My goal was to be healthier.” Sam has been in physical therapy where he used the rehabilitation gym to help exercise and strengthen himself. “They helped me with my balance. I now use a walker for long distance and a cane for short walks.” He had pain in his shoulder from a fall but the physical therapy team helped him heal it. “I have no pain there now. I’m still on pain meds for my back but I’ve learned to live with this pain.” “It’s not easy getting older. We believe in God completely. We gave him all of our lives. I don’t know how people do it without the Lord,” says Sam. “We don’t fear getting older. We rely on him one day

at a time.” When asked what would you say to someone about PACE? Sam said “Get over here as soon as you can! We always tell people about PACE because we love it! We tell them you’ll never be in better hands!” TRU PACE’s wrap-around services help support older adults and their caregivers as they try to age in place. PACE manages all medical care and medications, in-home services, and rehabilitation therapies, provides transportation, and has a day center Monday through Friday based in Lafayette. TRU is the only PACE provider for Boulder and southwest Weld counties. At the heart of the PACE model is the 11-person Interdisciplinary Team that manages all medical and home care needs for PACE participants. This innovative model looks at the whole person and their personal goals for aging; everyone has their own plan of care. PACE is designed for older adults who are coping with medical issues that are affecting their ability to be as independent as they used to be. TRU PACE is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm. We encourage interested folks to come and see our program. It is an active, happy and social environment. Our total mission is to help older adults remain in their homes and to be independent for as long as possible. For more information or a tour, call 303-665-0115 or go to the website pace.

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What’s On My Mind

Kelly Martindale, Publisher

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y children a n d grandchildren keep me lovingly bound to this earth and this time. But I also have two children who died in 1990 and 2002 who draw me heavenward, missing them so deeply that sometimes I wish I were there at that moment. Yes, I still miss them, shed tears on special days like their birthdays and wonder what life would be like if they had not died. Some days I am so pulled, so stretched between Heaven and Earth that it is physically painful. Yet, I remain here in Colorado, living and working in Frederick, in my home of twenty-four years now. And I am happy for the most part, usually joyful, mostly content, and always thankful for my family, my home, friends, and neighbors. To be truthful, I never thought my life would be this good. Good? Why? How is this considered good? Even before my children died and before any of them were born, violence and tragedy visited almost daily. From my earliest memories, I lived in constant fear. I wasn’t afraid for my life but you know that fear you get, when, in the darkness of the early morning hours, you hear something. You cannot place the sound and you think someone is in your house. Or out camping in a tent and the moon is new and it’s black and quiet and a twig snaps and a moment later, snaps again, and you wonder who or what is creeping up on you….that kind of fear. Fear has been my companion for so many years that I felt like we were

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conjoined, and I could not imagine my life without it. And yet, despite a lifetime of insecurity, devastating divorce, and abuse, here I am. Still smiling, still a functioning contributing adult to society. And while I came close to each of these, I’m not a felon, drug dealer or alcoholic AND I’m still alive. It’s been a daily choice to breath, to look up and away from fear. As devastatingly hard as my life has been, I have also experienced life altering blessings like being able to work from home for 20 years, healthy grandchildren, and friends that still care about me. It was written, “The deeper that sorrow carves into your being the more joy you can contain. Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter’s oven?” ~ Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931) I believe this with my whole heart, now. Though it was not always so. And while I do still experience the depths of sorrow, sometimes, my joy is too much to contain! So, as I said, I never expected my life to be this good. And then there is still more. I have been given the opportunity, many actually, to help those who now go through what I have gone through in the past. And isn’t this what life is truly about; to walk alongside others, to let them lean on you, to support their head on your shoulder and catch

the tears that drench their laps. To share their burdens and let them know they are not alone…and you are not alone. If not I, then there are others who know of the trials you are going through, at this moment. This is my life. It was given to me as a gift. I did not always want it but I accept it willingly, today. And as each day passes, I am acutely aware that all the darkness of my life is being used to bring light into yours. Now, I am visited almost daily by the knowledge that goodness is happening, all around me, because I see that every detail of my life is being worked out and utilized for something good. “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Apostle Paul, Romans 8:28 King James Version (KJV)

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woke up thinking about the delicious deepfried mushrooms I enjoyed a week ago! I’m not exaggerating. I pretty much hate leaving my house and I’m ready to jump in the car to get a takeout order of those mushrooms. They were perfectly battered, fried and just a hint of salt, served with a delicious horseradish sauce… drum roll…they were gluten free! Going with the auto theme of the area, Collision Brewing Company was built from the ground up with the vision of an auto repair garage. The local owners love cars: fast ones, old ones, beautiful ones. Collision Brewing Company opened September 11 in the Vista Commercial Center off Hwy 119 at 1436 Skyway Dr. The zip code is 80504. Their garage doors open to a huge patio with a view of Longs Peak where you can sit and breathe fresh air around the fire pits while enjoying a house draft or a handcrafted cocktail. Their brews are as unique as the cocktails; Slug Bug Kolsch, Crusin Cranberry Saison, Roll Over IPA, and Pedal to the Peach to name a few. From rich chocolate body with banana tones to bitter and hoppy with caramel and spice to light and easy with a touch of lemon… are your taste buds salivating yet? Unlike many breweries, Collision Brewing Company offers a full bar and a large menu of items surely to please the discriminating, such

as myself. I was immediately impressed when I saw the very nice variety of gluten free items. Stephanie, our server, shared that not only do they have gluten free but many vegetarian and vegan options to choose from, as well. Check out these dishes: Demolition Derby Meatloaf, Back-Fire Bangers or Miso-Ginger Glazed Salmon. Try a Peach Cobb or Roast It Beet Salad, or Sweet and Spicy Beer Pickles…there is also a large selection of sandwiches like the Cuban, Nan’wich or Philly AND the burgers, huge and delicious! Their beef is from Buckner Family Farms and is grass fed and organic. They also have bean/beet patties, Miso Ginger Tofu patties, chicken breast patties, vegan patties, and elk burger. This is just a short list of their tempting offerings. And check out the photos here and on their FB page; the presentation is off the charts! This local family-owned and operated restaurant welcomes all ages. They care about their fellow man and raise money for local organizations. They have live music on Saturday nights at 7pm. They offer catering and have an event room for private events, weddings, etc. I’m starving now. For more information check out their website at www.collisionbrewco. com, find them on FB or call for an order at 720.996.1850. Tell them you read about them in the local paper, please.


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

z It’s my pleasure to inform you that our 19th Annual Meet and Greet hosted by the Firestone Police Department is just around the corner on March 6th, 2019 at Coal Ridge Middle School from 6-8pm. This event allows community members the opportunity to meet their local and county government ofďŹ cials to discuss concerns and issues relevant to the local region. This great event hosted by the Firestone Police Department provides an informal setting for you to enjoy a free chili dinner and great conversation. z


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z Oil and Gas Questions?: The City of Dacono approved Operator Agreements with Anadarko and Crestone Peak Resources. Drilling activities will begin in Spring 2019. Information about drilling locations


z Transportation – The Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) Board of Directors approved the development of a new Transportation Improvement Colleen Whitlow Program (TIP) funding project allocation model to select transportation projects in the region. The model, using a dual approach, splits available funds into two allocations: a regional share and a subregional share. As part of the project recommendation process, the sub-regional share was created to grow collaboration and local values of each geographic region, while keeping the overall principles of Metro Vision and the Regional Transportation Plan. The Town of Mead recently submitted a DRCOG application for the underpass of Highway 66 and Weld County Road 7. To view the DRCOG 2020-20230 TIP process, visit the https://drcog. org/programs/transportation-planning/transportation-improvementprogram/2020-2023-transportation. z Ames and Highland Lake Park Master Plans – Public input

In February, the National Council for Home Safety and z Security named Firestone as the 3rd Safest Community in Colorado! To identify the safest cities in Colorado, they reviewed the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics. Because of the ongoing support from the Firestone community and the dedicated members of the Firestone Police Department we are consistently being recognized as one of the safest place to live in Colorado! I would also like to congratulate our neighbors Fredrick for their impressive #2 ranking. Thank you Fredrick for being such a good neighbor! View the full report at z This spring, the Town of Firestone will begin the next phase of meeting goals of water management and conservation, through a Native Grass Conversion, in two existing parks – Mountain Shadows Park and Settler’s Park. The areas within these parks that were identiďŹ ed as optimal, are areas not being used by the community, storm detention areas, sloped or graded areas ideal for conversion to native grass, and where native grass will add to the aesthetics of the parks. In addition to water conservation, native seeding assists with stabilization by reducing

erosion. This reduces the spread of non-native and invasive plants in these areas. This conversion to native grass is also beneďŹ cial for wildlife, native birds and the ecosystem. The Town of Firestone recognizes that water is a precious resource and is making a concerted effort to conserve where we can and make this resource last for the future. z 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 our these events, I encourage you to visit www.ďŹ 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. z Are you already thinking about summer plans for the kids? Did you know the Carbon Valley Parks & Recreation District will have a new full-day, weekly summer camp to provide an active and safe environment for kids to make friends, get creative and explore new interests and have fun this summer. Registration opened in February. z It is an honor to be your Mayor. Thank you for your continued support!

and other resources are available at: Contact: with questions. z Summer Music & Movies Double-Header: New this year at Centennial Field join us on June 22, July 13, and September 14, for a music and movie double-header event. The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with a live concert followed by an outdoor movie at dusk. Enjoy a picnic dinner from a select food truck and a cold beer from the beer garden during the concert (purchase required). Admission to the concert and movie is free. No dogs, no coolers please. Bring the family for a night of fun. z Coffee with the Mayor: On Saturday, March 30 join me at City Hall for coffee and light refreshments. I would like to host these quarterly to have informal discussions with fellow residents about anything you would like. Coffee and light refreshment will be provided from 8:00a until

10:00a. Our #HeartDacono campaign receives a lot of positive comments about why people like Dacono. I want to make sure your elected ofďŹ cials are doing everything they can to make Dacono a great place to live.

was collected and used to complete an overall master parks plan and preliminary engineering design. The plan will be presented to the Board for ďŹ nal approval in the coming weeks. Once the plans are complete, and approved by the Board of Trustees, the Town will seek out grants to help with the construction of the two park sites, which will happen in later phases. To view the Town of Mead’s Parks Plan, visit https://www. z Board of Trustees – Recently, the Board of Trustees approved the 2018 Transportation Plan, a new Interceptor for the Police Department, and rules of procedure incorporating parliamentary rules of governing. The Trustees approved the agreement between the Town of Mead and the St. Vrain Sanitation District regarding sanitation services; plus, representatives were chosen for the Denver Regional Council of Governments and the Colorado Municipal League Policy Committee. The Trustees also authorized land surveying to begin at Mead Ponds and the formation of the Revenue Generation and Expense Management Visioning Committee. To view the Board of Trustees agenda and meeting information, visit the following webpage at www. z Community - Active Adult Program: This program offers a variety of fun activities, events, ďŹ tness, wellness, education and social opportunities. Active adults can enjoy free exercise classes on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 9:00 - 9:45 a.m., at the Mead Town Hall. Additionally, Mead-area seniors are able to take part in a Weld County Senior Nutrition Lunch Program. Lunch is served each Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at Mead Town Hall, 441 Third Street. For more information

on the Town of Mead’s Active Adult Program, please visit https://www. z Community - Upcoming Events: ďƒœ The Mead 9Health Fair will be held April 6 at the Mead High School. Every year, many volunteers from our Mead community dedicate their time to make the fair a success. If you would like to volunteer at the health fair, please log on to and sign up! ďƒœ The Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be on April 13 at Founders Park. As always, there are four age divisions for children, and this event kicks off the town’s 2019 events. If you would like to volunteer to help, go to parksandrec/page/volunteer-opportunities. ďƒœ Become a Member - You can help our community by serving as a member of a committee or commission. Typically, these public meetings meet once a month. A full list of committees and meeting times are available on the town’s website. All are welcome to apply, and those appointed will play a key role in building a better Mead. To apply, visit the Committees & Commissions web page at z Stay Informed – The Board of Trustees meets every second and last Monday of the month. The meetings are open to the public and video recorded for those who are unable to attend. Visit the Town of Mead’s webpage to view meetings at As always, I am happy to come visit you or your organization. Please contact me via email at

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arbon Valley Chamber of Commerce Scholarship and School Partnership Committee is announcing the 2019 Scholarship application. Deadline is March 22, 2019 and the decision date is May 2019. For more information contact the Carbon Valley Chamber julia@ or call 303-833-5933.

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Carbon Valley Tree Care and Landscape By Kelly Fordyce Martindale


assion, perseverance and providing quality old-fashioned service is Stacy Robinson’s pledge to you. Do you need to plant vegetation to raise the value of your home? Do you lack time to finish your landscaping ideas? Is tree and lawnmaintenance challenging? Carbon Valley Tree Care and Landscape takes care of it all. Stacy and his family own the Carbon Valley business. He has worked in arboriculture for over 25 years. “I have worked in every facet of arboriculture, private, government, and corporate,” Stacy said. Like many in the corporate world, Stacy decided he wanted his efforts to work for his own family and Carbon Valley Tree Care and Landscape was born. Health issues slowed the business growth for a couple of years, but the upside was Stacy realized what a true passion he has for helping others achieve the vision for their own outdoor living spaces. Stacy says, “Our goals are simple; educate people about what needs to be done to their plants and trees and have fun.” Stacy and his wife, of 23 years, are committed to this community and the surrounding areas. They are available to answer your questions about trees, plants, and landscaping. They also offer services as simple as mowing your yard. You can count on Carbon Valley Tree Care and Landscape if you are from the Tri-town area, or Longmont, Erie, Louisville, Lafayette, Broomfield, Thornton, Northglenn, Mead, Berthoud, and over to Brighton. “Customer service is still alive,” says Stacy. “I work with small local companies, larger companies and residential owners. My clients can be a part of the project if they

have the time and want to learn more, indepth, about their trees and other plants.” His education is as much or little as each individual client desires. Valuable information he shares is, “Tree and shrubs are a growing investment for your property. They provide cool temps around the property and give privacy for the homeowner,” he says. “It is proven that a property with mature, well taken care trees, shrubs, and plants, will sell for more on the market.” Stacy has a keen sense for grasping the vision of his client. He receives great joy at the completion of the project, when the client realizes Stacy accomplished what the client saw in their own mind. Clients know Stacy listens. Carbon Valley Tree Care and Landscape is offering 10% off projects for new customers. Do you need your sprinklers turned on, repaired or installed? You should call for your quote soon because when spring arrives, Stacy’s schedule will fill up. Currently, Stacy does the bulk of the work, however, his daughter plans to work with the company after she graduates from high school. Stacy’s son lives with his family in Illinois, which includes a new baby boy. When Stacy is not climbing trees and laying sod, he loves building muscle cars. He shared, “My daughter and I rebuilt my dream car, a 1966 Ford Mustang. We did everything from the engine and transmission to the interior and the paint.” Give Stacy a call at 720-227-3677 or visit his website: carbonvalleytreecare. com or you can email him at for more information. Please tell him you read his article in your local paper!

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Keith Alquist on the

 Electrical distribution is serious business and I continue to strive for reliable service, affordable rates, and continued safety for all member/ owners and employees  Attended all board meetings and regulatory meetings since appointed to the board  Received my CCD - Credentialed Cooperative Director certificate  Just completing my Board Leadership Certificate  27 years as a member of the National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives (NSAC) and using this to be an active member on the United Power Audit Committee  20 years as the Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of American Pride Co-op before its merger into Agfinity, Inc.

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i, I’m Keith Alquist and I am currently one of your directors from the South District. I have represented all of the members of United Power for the last year and an half and I want to continue to represent you for this next term. These are exciting and changing times but the electric business is serious business. Our expanding communities require and demand reliable service at affordable rates. I ask for your support and vote to continue representing you, our member owners, for this next term. I have attended every board meeting and regulatory meeting since I was appointed by the board of directors of United Power to fill the vacant directorship left when the previous director in the South District resigned in 2017. I have put all of

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my energy into fulfilling my responsibility as a director to do my duty to contribute to the governance of United Power. This past year I completed my Credentialed Cooperative Director Certificate (CCD) that is required by every board member during their first 3 year term. By the time of this election, I will have almost completed the second level of director training, the Board Leadership Certificate. I am currently a member of the National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives and have been for 27 years. I have used this experience to be an active member on the audit committee. My wife, Julie, and I have lived in Brighton for over 26 years and we raised our four children here. Previous to being semi-retired, I was the Vice President and CFO of American Pride Co-op for 20 years until it was merged into Agfinity Inc in 2012. I am an active member of the Rotary Club of Brighton and am involved in a number of projects helping the community, especially the dictionary project for 900 third grade students and the U.S. Constitution project for almost 1000 fifth grade students in Brighton and Henderson. Many exciting changes have been completed in the last few years that are positioning United Power to continue to serve its members to the highest level possible. AMI meters, solar farms, residential solar, net metering and the Tesla battery project for peak shaving to help save members money are all great projects. The world of generation is changing from carbon based to more renewable sources like solar, wind and hydro. So we must keep ahead of governmental mandates and keep up to date in using the changes in technology to best serve you, our member, owners. I want United Power to continue to be a strong and nationally recognized leader in electric cooperatives. I respectfully ask for your vote to continue to do so.

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Body + Soul Wellbeing Food for the Soul-Why God Made Trees


rees are nearly everywhere on earth and all over the Scripture. From the first chapter of Genesis to the last page of Revelation we see these beautiful creations of our Creator God. Nearly one third of the sentences in the first three chapters of the Bible contain a tree. Listen to this from Gen. 2:9: “And out of the ground the Lord God caused to grow every tree that is pleasing to the sight and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden (of Eden), and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Why do you think God made trees? Of course, we gain shade and beauty and wood to build with and fruit and a home for birds and squirrels and bugs, etc. In that Gen. 2 description we see the Lord” forming man of dust from the ground and breathing into his nostrils the breath of life” (v7), and immediately in v 8 He “planted a garden” in which He placed the man. And we’re not talking about just a vegetable garden here, but a most beautiful one full of fruit-bearing trees and others, along

with many other life-giving plants. Other than people and God, trees are the most mentioned living thing in the Bible. In Psalms 1 God tells us that a man who delights himself in the Lord “will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water”. In Proverbs 3:18 wisdom is likened to a tree. In most of our homes the most comfortable seats are facing a television. In heaven, God’s throne faces a tree (Rev.22:2,3). In what we call ‘nature’, we are confronted with the unmistakable evidence of God’s power and glory. Have you ever stared up at a redwood or a sequoia tree? In so doing, can you see the hand of God? When Adam and Eve ate from the wrong tree, they tried to cover up their crime by undressing the very trees they were charged with “dressing”(Gen 2:15 and 3:7). Then they ran and hid behind them. Without trees it is impossible to understand the Fall or Jesus’ atoning death. Jesus talked of trees being uprooted and thrown into the sea by faith (Lk 17:6) and spoke of His

Frederick Police Dept. Awards Officer of the Year goes to Community Service Officer Lindsey Semmens


he Frederick Police Department held their annual appreciation banquet for department employees and their families on January 30th. Awards were given out for everything from the Watts homicide investigation to DUI Arrest Leader, and the premiere award, Officer of the Year, went to Community Service Officer Lindsey Semmens, who received the nomination from officers in the department. Semmens was instrumental in creating Frederick Police Department’s new Dog Walker Watch program in 2018. “I am proud of the work our officers have done this year,” said Frederick Chief of Police Todd Norris. “This department works tirelessly to keep this community safe and feeling connected to their police department, and they should be celebrated for that.” Twenty-one officers and four civilian employees received Police Service Citations for their exemplary contributions to the Watts homicide investigation. Police Clerk Pat Cochran was recognized for winning the Carbon Valley Rotary Community Heroes Award, and 13 employees were recognized for their participation in the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run held last May. Officer Ed Goodman was awarded DUI Arrest Leader for 14 DUI arrests in 2018. Community Service Officer Paul Scarlett received an award for five years of service, Officer Aaron Herbert was recognized for ten years of service and Sergeant Ian Albert received an award for fifteen years of service. PHOTO: Chief Todd Norris presents Officer of the Year to Community Service Officer Lindsey Semmens.

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disciples “bearing fruit” (Jn 15:8). All through Jesus’ life He was targeted to be killed by those who hated Him. But the only thing that could harm this carpenter from Nazareth was a tree, because Deut. 21:23 and Gal. 3:13 agree that he who is hanged on a tree is cursed. In the Hebrew language the word for gallows and tree is one and the same. Without trees there is no resurrection or good news on Easter morning. To quote Matthew Sleeth, “The cross is really a tree of life chainsawed down by man’s sin.” But Jesus’ blood caused a dead tree used as a Roman torture instrument to grow into the symbol of life everlasting- the Tree of Life. Jesus is the Tree of Life, and His followers come to His cross and are healed. Trees give life even after they are dead, just as God makes life available to us. One last thought: on Easter morning when Mary went down to put flowers on the tomb, she looked up and saw Jesus, but she mistook Him for a gardener. Why

do you suppose? Because He is the new Adam, back on the job where the old Adam failed- dressing and keeping the garden. And He has a place prepared for those who love Him in heaven, where I suspect the foliage will best anything we have seen on this earth! Trees make us look up, and Jesus once said “And if I be lifted up from the earth, I will draw all men unto Me.” Come to Him and brace yourself for enormous earthly and heavenly blessings. Jim pastors Abundant Life Church, where everything in Scripture is meaningful to us. Come enjoy one of our Sundays. We meet at 10:00 am at 4380 Highway 66 just 3/10 mile east of I25 on the south side.

Financial Focus: Women May Need to Make Extra Financial Moves


nternational Women’s Day will be observed on March 8. Around the world, special events will celebrate the cultural, social, political and economic achievements of women. However, this last area – economic progress – is one that still causes concern, and rightfully so, because women still face gender-related challenges. How can you deal with them? To begin with, you need to recognize the nature of these challenges. While many factors are actually responsible for women facing more economic pressure than men, two stand out in particular: • Gender wage gap – It’s still around, despite some progress toward equality. The U.S. Census Bureau has found that full-time, year-round working women earn about 80% of what their male counterparts earn. Other studies show a slightly smaller gap. • Caregiving responsibilities – Women typically take more time away from the workforce than men, both to raise children and then, later in life, to take care of aging parents. These absences can result in lost wages, lower Social Security benefits and fewer contributions to 401(k) and similar retirement plans. So, given these realities, what can you do to improve your own financial outlook? Here are a few suggestions: • Increase your contributions to your retirement plan. Every time your salary goes up, increase the amount you contribute to your 401(k) or similar retirement plan. At a minimum, put in enough to earn your employer’s match, if one is offered. These plans offer potential tax-deferred earnings, and since your contributions are typically made with pre-tax dollars, the more you put in, the lower your taxable income. • Invest for growth. Some studies show that men may invest more aggressively than women – though not necessarily more successfully. However, while you

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do need to invest wisely, you can’t ignore the need for growth. Consequently, you should consider including a reasonable percentage of growth-oriented investments in your retirement and other investment accounts, with the precise amount depending on your individual goals, risk tolerance and time horizon. • Look for income even while serving as caregiver. Of course, you may never become the primary caregiver for your elderly parents – but even if you do, it doesn’t necessarily follow that you must forego all earned income. If it’s possible, you could seek to go part-time at your current job, or request some type of telecommuting arrangement. And as long as you have some earned income, from somewhere, you can still contribute to an IRA. • Manage retirement plan withdrawals carefully. Once you’re retired, possibly to become a full-time caregiver, you can take penalty-free – though still taxable – withdrawals from your 401(k) as early as age 55, provided you meet certain conditions. Once you’re 59-1/2, you can take penaltyfree withdrawals from a traditional IRA, though the money will be taxable. While you can withdraw contributions you made to a Roth IRA at any time, tax- and penaltyfree, you’ll have to wait until 59-1/2 to take out your earnings free of taxes and penalties. And you’ll need to find a sustainable withdrawal rate so you can reduce the risk of depleting these accounts too early. As a society, we are still working toward equality for all people – including economic equality. As a woman, however, you can’t afford to wait until that day arrives, so you need to be proactive in seeking and maintaining your financial security.

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Rotary Inducts Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District Into Membership


arbon Valley Rotary inducted the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District into their club as a Corporate Membership. Fire Chief Jeremy Young will act as the primary member representing the department with alternate members of Steve Iacino , Doug Prunk, and Summer Campos. The purpose of a Corporate Membership into Rotary is to allow alternate members to attend Rotary meetings when the primary member cannot and keeping the corporate organization current on weekly updates, notices, activities, and events. “We’ve partnered with the fire district on many occasions during the past 10 years”, comments Barb Goettsch, “and we’re excited in welcoming them into our club to strengthen our relationship and our service to the community.”

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

CV VFW Post #9741 & Auxiliary Monthly Events Location: American Legion 870 1st Street Firestone, CO 80520 Post Monthly Meeting – 2nd Tuesday at 7pm Community Breakfast - 3rd Saturday at 8am Auxiliary Monthly Mtg - 4th Tuesday at 6:30pm Fourth Friday Dinners: 6:00 pm Fifth Monday Dinners: 6:00 pm

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

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

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

Prom Dress Exchange Event March 9, 2019 at 8:00-3:00 LOCATION: Adams 12 Five Star Schools ~ 1500 East 128th Ave ~ Thornton Event to help high school students get their perfect dress for prom. More Info:

Firestone Police Meet & Greet 18th Annual Meet & Greet hosted by the Firestone Police Department on March 14, 2019 at Coal Ridge Middle School 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. Community members are able to utilize this informal and informational evening to visit with the Firestone Police Department and other government officials, while enjoying hot dogs, chips, chili and soft drinks.

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

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

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

His Little Feet - Coming To Firestone In March! His Little Feet International Children’s Choir tours the United States, as a culturally unique choir, serving as a voice for orphaned and vulnerable children worldwide. The purpose of the tour is to bring awareness to the millions of children around the world in need of care, as well as to facilitate opportunities for Americans to respond to the needs of children through giving, sponsoring, going and adopting. Visit our website at www.Purpose. Church for details!

Graceful Oaks Youth Ranch 2019 Programs Open House March 9th from 2-3 p.m. Mark your calendars and plan to join us on Saturday, March 9th between 2-3 p.m. to find out about our program offerings for 2019! Programs offered include: Empowering Youth Leadership Program equips students with job and leadership skills; Sessions Program offers hope and emotional support to children ages 7 – 18 years old who are experiencing pain in their lives as they are paired with a mentor and work with horses/ranch animals and participate in other activities; Family Fun Nights - Community events where families are encouraged to come out to the ranch to eat, laugh, and play together; Empowering Youth Leadership Summer Horse Camps; Horseback Riding Lessons; FBEAP-Certified Equine Sessions for ages 10 and up to help victims of sex trafficking, abuse, and trauma; YOU Matter, our newest program to help women rebuild their lives after abuse (sexual, physical, emotional, verbal), domestic violence, or other trauma. We hope to see you and your family on March 9th! Graceful Oaks is a faith-based nonprofit organization located at the Eastern edge of Frederick at 8098 County Road 14. For more information about Graceful Oaks please go to www. or follow us on Facebook.

YOU Matter Event for Women March 9th 1011:30 a.m. at Graceful Oaks Youth Ranch YOU Matter is a program to help women rebuild their lives after surviving abuse (physical, sexual, emotional, or verbal), domestic violence, and other trauma. Please join us on Saturday, March 9 from 10-11:30 a.m. for our first YOU Matter event. We will hear from Valerie Renville who holds a Master’s degree in Christian Formation and Soul Care from Denver Seminary. She will be sharing on “God’s Heart for Women, Marriage & Relationships.” We hope you can join us to learn more about this program and Graceful Oaks Youth Ranch! Graceful Oaks is a faith-based nonprofit organization located at the Eastern edge of Frederick at 8098 County Road 14. For more information about Graceful Oaks please go to or follow us on Facebook.

Spring Break Give Back The Town of Frederick is partnering with Frederick High School 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. We have a wide range of volunteer opportunities with local nonprofits. These activities are open to any student in the carbon valley and surrounding towns during the week of March 25 – 29. For a list of activities and to sign up, go to

Got Summer plans? Registration is now OPEN for two sessions of Up with People, Jr.! Up with People, Jr. is a week long summer day camp at Centennial Elementary School in partnership with St. Vrain Valley Community Schools. For registration and information check us out at, or contact Lindsay Adams at (303) 775-6312.

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Why is the Turn Left Lane So Short?

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ven before the traffic signal was installed at Highway 52 and Glen Creighton, a median was in place to help guide traffic left, straight and right. As a comma shaped median, only two cars can fit in the left turn lane. Sitting on the south end of the median was a coal car. Although the coal car had been struck a few times, it still remained when the median was rebuilt in 2008 as part of a road paving project – still maintaining the comma shape with limited space. Eventually, someone hit the coal car again permanently damaging it and the coal car was taken away. With no coal car or other markings, it was hard to see the brick center island. In January, Dacono Public Works installed two signs (one at each end) noting that there is a median – making it easier to see the brick island at night and in bad weather. However, the short lane still seems to be a problem. During the busy traffic times, a

long line of cars stretches south on Glen Creighton, waiting to turn left or go straight. With the short left lane and some drivers choosing not to use their left turn signal… it can be confusing trying to determine which way a car is headed. Jon Rabas, manager for Dacono Public Works Department, agreed that the short turn lane is not effective. Although there is currently not a budgeted project, Rabas confirmed that there have been discussions on how to upgrade and change the turn lane system. Whatever the future solution, one thing that will help is for drivers to please use their left turn signal when waiting to turn left. Just for fun, the first five people who submit a picture of a long line of cars on Glen Creighton, will receive a gift certificate from Daylight Donuts of Dacono. Send your picture to

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his saying is especially applicable with real estate transactions. Even those that have bought or sold several homes rarely do it often enough to keep up with all the complexities of a real estate transaction. For most people, buying a home is one of the largest purchases (and financial commitments) they will ever make. You need to make sure that you have the most complete information possible, as well as sound advice when you are making all of the decisions surrounding the purchase of a property. Picking the right home is just one of the decisions you will make. Others include: What price to pay? How to structure the financing? What about closing costs? How to best negotiate the offer? Title? HOA? What inspections issues should be addressed? Appraisal? Loan conditions? What timeframe for the transaction? What about possession? These are just a few of the issues to be addressed during the process, and they are looked at differently if you are the Buyer or the Seller. The market is constantly changing and varies from location to location and within different price ranges. The input and advice you get from an experienced Realtor, working as a Buyer’s Agent or a Seller’s Agent will help you immensely in the process. Your Realtor’s experience will not only help

you understand the issues, but will bring to your attention issues you may have not contemplated. The Realtor is not there to make the decisions for you, but to help you in understanding the issues and your alternatives completely so that you can make the best decision possible. Take some time to select the Realtor you will be working with, either when buying or selling. Ask about their experience, background and office support. Make sure it is someone that you are confident in, trust, and you are comfortable working with. Ask others about the Realtor and talk to others they have worked with. Check them out online. Discuss how you would prefer communications. Buying or selling can be an intense and somewhat stressful process, but the right Realtor can make it as smooth as possible, and even a little fun.

Greg Zadel: 2011 Realtor of the Year, Colorado Association of Realtors, Zadel Realty, 303-8333012, 8110 WCR 13 S-4, Firestone, greg@,

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he Carbon Valley Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) joined with the Firestone American Legion, VFW, and various Boy Scout and Girl Scout Troops to honor the sacrifice and service of America’s Veterans. The gathering took place at the Cheyenne VA Medical Center in Wyoming on February 15, 2019, during VA National Salute to Veteran Patients Week. Patients and residents were presented with a “Pocket Star” (in remembrance that they are never forgotten) a project of the members of the Carbon Valley NSDAR Chapter, as well as new decks of playing cards. If you are interested in more information about the NSDAR or need assistance in determining your lineage to a patriot of the American Revolution, please visit our facebook page at Prospective DARlings ( Carbon Valley Chapter NSDAR or email us at

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s you know, paint color is relative, is influenced by the colors that surround it and the light it sits within. Every once in a while we run across a paint color that seems to change more than usual. One of these is Sherwin-Williams’ Opaline, SW6189. Considered an off white in SherwinWilliams’ new updated white and pastels section, they also list it in their soft minimalism palette, described as a collection of tinted neutrals. It has a light reflective value of 73 which is high, but not at the top of the range. We painted it in our Granddaughter’s room in a satin sheen as an off white and it is. Yet it is equally the lightest blue and the lightest green. In fact, it was our granddaughter who first told us she loved her blue and green and white room. Upon further inspection, we saw

what she described - a pale blue wall next to a pale green wall which looked beautiful together. When we viewed the same walls from across the room, they both appeared blue. Turning around and looking at the opposite walls again, produced a pale green. We describe it as light, vibrant and fun! Another of these colors is SherwinWilliams’ Netsuke, SW6134. From the yellow family, Netsuke ranges from pale yellow to tan to pale green depending upon the lighting. We have painted Netsuke in a kitchen, accompanying glass tiles of blues, greens, beiges and tans, in a living/dining room as a backdrop for blue-green upholstery and drapes and most dramatically in a flat sheen for a vaulted entry, living room and stairway ceiling. One of our painters describes Netsuke as beige yellowish greenish depending upon the light. Sample these colors and see how they work for you!

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Nelson Celebrates March 17 Addi Celebrates March 20 Christina Celebrates March 31 Auntie Kelly & Great-Auntie Kelly, plus your whole family wishes each of you have many blessings on your birthday!


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Carbon Valley Regional Library • The Mediterranean Diet – Friday, March 15; 1 pm: Learn the key characteristics of the Mediterranean diet and how the foods contribute to improved health. Registration required. Presented by CSU Extension. • Detective Science – Wednesday, March 27; 10:30 am: Collect evidence from a crime scene and use scientific methods to identify the culprit! Presented by CSU Extension. Registration required; ages 8-18. • Money Matters: Long Term Care – Thursday, March 28; 6 pm: Learn what long-term care is and where it’s provided, strategies to pay for it, key features and government incentives, and how Medicare and Medicaid factor into longterm care planning. • March of the Zombies – Friday, March 29; 6 pm: Grab your gear and survive the zombie apocalypse during an after-hours lock-in featuring a zombies vs. humans nerf gun battle. Registration required; Grades 6-12.


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Erie Community Library • March of the Zombies – Friday, March 1; 5:30 pm: Grab your gear and survive the zombie apocalypse during an after-hours lockin featuring a zombies vs. humans nerf gun battle. Registration required; Grades 6-12. • Dr. Seuss Paper Landscapes – Monday, March 4; 4:15 pm: The landscapes and narratives from your favorite Seuss stories come to life with 2D and 3D elements and lots of colorful materials. Registration required; Grades K-2. • Money Matters: Long Term Care – Thursday, March 7; 4 pm: Learn what long-term care is and where it’s provided, strategies to pay for it, key features and government incentives, and how Medicare and Medicaid factor into longterm care planning. • Celebrate Pi! – Thursday, March 14; 4:15 pm: Celebrate Pi with games, crafts, and of course, PIE! Registration required; Grades 3-5. • Local History Series: In Our Backyard – Thursday, March 21; 7 pm – Erie Community Center: Learn about the Kaplan-Hoover site, known as the largest bison kill site in America from the Archaic era 2,700 years ago. • SBDC Small Business Seminar: Website Development & Design – Tuesday, March 26; 6 pm: Come learn the components of building and designing a website using the Wix website building model. Registration required.

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Twin Peaks Youth Sports NFL Combine Fundraising Event Play. Learn. Love the Game. When: Saturday, March 16th, 2019, 9:00am-12:00pm Where: Dry Creek Community Park (1251 Grandview Meadows Dr, Longmont, CO 80503) Who: You! This fun community event is for everyone! No flag football experience necessary! Why: Our TPYS NFL Combine is an annual fundraiser. All proceeds go towards scholarships to children in the St. Vrain and Boulder Valley communities who would otherwise not be able to play flag football. What: Players will participate in 5 events - just like the NFL Pros - passing, receiving, power, agility, and speed; meet their coaches and TPYS staff ; mingle with sponsors; and pick up their equipment if registered to play in a Spring TPYS league (We hope that’s you!) Cost: $10 per participant How: Sign up at (NFL Combine> Register Here > NFL Combine Spring) About Us: Winner of the esteemed Chuck Noll Hall of Fame “Game for Life” Award, Twin Peaks Youth Sports (TPYS) is committed to building integrity in our front range area youth through our recreational and competitive flag football leagues. Our unique league fosters safety, fun, sportsmanship and perseverance while enhancing skills in our players ages 4-14. www.

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Scholarship Benefit, Saturday, March 16, 2019—5 to Midnight.

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he American Legion Auxiliary, 1985, Firestone, Colorado, awards scholarships every year to qualified graduates of Frederick High School. It is with the support of our communities that we are able to continue the program. This year is a benefit dance, dinner, and drawings. We are in hopes that you may be able to provide a service, food, or product that we can use in our drawings. We welcome sponsorships also and you will be recognized in our local media and at the event. We believe that education is such a valuable resource and a highway to success. If we can provide a “step-up”, our goal is accomplished. Donna Lane (303-833-4172 or email:

11th Annual DreamMaker Breakfast

FHS Booster Club Seeking Board Members


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

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

FHS Booster Club Seeking Sponsorships


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

Our robotics team, at Carbon Valley Academy, had their tournament! Congratulations to Keagan and Larry for bringing home the Amaze Award!! We couldn’t be more proud of you.

WHEN: Thursday, March 15, 2019 7:30am to 9:00am WHERE: Flatirons Church Longmont Campus (formerly Plaza Convention Center) - 1850 Industrial Circle, Longmont. WHY: Give us your morning and we’ll show you how to make dreams come true. Find out how our community has impacted more than 1,000 children’s lives, from their early elementary school days through college. We tutor, mentor, encourage, and cheer for them. We invest resources, time, talent, heart, and passion in them like no other organization. HOW: There is no cost to attend the Breakfast. In lieu of ticket sales, attendees will be invited to make a donation at the event. To reserve a seat, please contact Jessica Sharley jessica.sharley@ or call 303-4443636 x 113.

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Tim Tebow Foundation Night to Shine at RMCC in Frederick


t Rocky Mountain Christian Church, there are a lot of events to be a part of but few are as uniquely exciting as Night to Shine that happened globally on Friday, February 8th. This is a prom night for people with special needs sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. For three of the five years this event has been around so far, Rocky has hosted at their Frederick Campus. Since 2015, this annual event has grown to accommodate nearly 90,000 people with special needs 14 and older in 49 states and 16 countries. The vision of Night to Shine is to work with churches around the world to provide an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love for people with special needs. Leading up to the event hosted by Rocky Mountain Christian Church, the guests had an opportunity to pick out their clothes and accessories for free at the Prom Shop. On the night of the event, guests arrived and walked down the red carpet surrounded by a crowd of people, including students from Frederick High School, cheering them on and as paparazzi took photos of them. Then they ate and danced the night away on a large dance floor accompanied by a DJ, Chick-fil-A cows and volunteers who were their prom dates for the night! The guests also had options to sing karaoke, play games and hop in the photo booth with props as their parents/ caregivers were treated to options such as massages,

dinner and giveaways. At the end of the event, each guest was crowned King or Queen of the prom just before the 1200 balloons were dropped from the ceiling. It really is an incredible experience for everyone involved! To plan and execute such a big event, it takes a lot of hard work and resources from staff, volunteers and sponsors. In December, Rocky went live with their volunteer registration and in only 24 hours, registration was full! People can’t wait to help make this event happen because, even though it is for the guests, the impact on the volunteers is very meaningful. Sarah Carlock, one of the core volunteers leading this event said, “It is a joy to partner with the Tim Tebow Foundation in celebrating those in our midst with special needs. There is no greater experience than seeing the Church and community rally to combine our gifts, resources and talents for the specific purpose of loving and honoring our guests and their caregivers.” Rocky Mountain Christian Church is proud to be a part of a community that values people with special needs so strongly. Rocky wants to thank all the people who gave their precious time and all the organizations and businesses that provided things they needed to make Night to Shine so largely successful and inspiring. To all the guests, “We hope you know just how loved and important you are. There is a BIG plan for your life.”

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usic Together Carbon Valley is now open at En Face Studios in Frederick. Winter classes are currently underway. The next semester of classes starts the week of April 1st at En Face Studios, 7073 Colorado Blvd., Frederick. You are invited to attend a FREE class this winter or spring to check it out. For the full schedule of FREE sample classes or to register for the upcoming semester, please visit www. “All children can learn to sing in tune, keep a beat, and participate with confidence in the music of our culture, provided that their early environment supports such learning. Music Together brings families together by providing a rich musical environment in the classroom and facilitating family participation in spontaneous musical activity at home within the context of daily life. Families get so much out of these classes,” Jodi Parker explains. Celebrating over 13 years as Music Together teacher in Frederick, Firestone, Longmont and Boulder, Jodi is excited to share her love to music with the Carbon Valley community! Classes are for children, birth through Kindergarten and their parents or caregivers. Babies only as well as Big Kids classes coming soon! For more information about classes and to register, call 303.591.0647 or visit

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7 Short Tips for Spring Listings

Although real estate is bought and sold year round, every spring we expect to see scores of new listings hit the Northern Colorado market. How will you stand out from the crowd? Follow these tips:

Use a local agent. Select a Realtor that specializes in the area you’re selling. They will be most connected to potential local buyers, offer local expertise, and have a daily pulse on the community.

Price your house accurately.


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Use recent MLS sales data in your market to make appropriate comparisons to your property. Pricing just 10% too high (an easy error to make) will cause only half as many buyers to even consider buying your home. Tools like Zillow are simply estimators, don’t rely on them to set your price point.

Create buzz around your home coming on the market. Selling your house is not just putting a sign in your yard. Ask your Realtor about their listing process, how the home will be maximized through marketing both online and in print to attract the most buyers.

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Sure, smartphones take great pictures, but your Realtor should have a real estate photographer who specializes in capturing the features that make your house special. The first showing of your property happens online!

Make your house shine. Your house should be the best it has ever been when you go to market. Professionally cleaning your home, including carpets and windows, makes your house beautiful for photos, marketing,

and showings. Consider painting interior walls neutral, updating lighting, decluttering, and cleaning up landscaping. A good Realtor will know know which yields the highest return on investment for your property.

Consider staging your property. There is nothing that raises the appeal of a property, limits days on the market, and captures buyers more than staging. Only about 10% of buyers can visualize the potential of a home. This leaves the other 90% without the ability to see past your design aesthetic and imagine themselves in your home. This is why model homes do so well!

Get into both MLS databases. The two MLS databases for our area (IRES and REcolorado) used to share data but split two years ago. To target the broadest buying audience, you should be in both systems. If your agent advises to list in one, it’s usually because they don’t want the extra work or costs associated with doing both. However, maximizing your exposure in both markets is definitely worth it! Good luck out there this spring! We are on track to see another 4-6% of appreciation this year, be sure to put your best foot forward.

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

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

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

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Tony Ashworth REALTOR®

Telephone Answering Service

We’re Here When You Can’t Be Well-kept 2 bd, 1 ba, 1496 sqft ranch home just around the corner from old town is perfect! Has an unfinished 720 sf basement & crawl space that has plenty of room for storage. Tile flooring, lots of light, gas range for easy cooking! Off-street parking, no HOA, & a 450 sf detached garage means you can bring your toys. Fully-fenced front & back yards for privacy, new roof 09/17. Make this your new home today! Robin Glasener - 720-352-7376

MLS: 868029, $245,000

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CV Veteran Owns Express It! Mail Center Express It! Mail Center is a mail store located near Lowe’s shopping center in Longmont. We’re a private mail store that can solve all your shipping or mailing needs. We carry stamps, boxes and most anything else needed for shipping, including Fedex and DHL. We offer mailbox rental for mail and package security and notary services as well as passport photos with no appointment needed. You can avoid lines and parking issues at the Post office and check out your choices here, while supporting a local Carbon Valley veteran owned small business.

Carbon Valley Chamber Business After Hours Join RE/Max Momentum for an evening of fun, food, drink and networking! Thursday, March 7th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at 451 Oak St. Suite 208 (upstairs) Frederick.

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The Erie Chamber is looking forward to a new year of growth, camaraderie and prosperity! Make sure your calendars are marked for these exciting events: • March 5—Network at Noon • March 6—Ribbon Cutting and Open House at Peek Goldstone • March 7—Erie Business Connections • March 21—Erie Business Connections

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Horizons Christian Church, 701 Carbondale D r i v e , Dacono, CO 80514. S e r v i c e was held from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. (Food was served immediately after the service.) John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

(Debbie’s favorite Bible verse.) Cremation services provided by Erlinger Cremation & Funeral Service, 806 Denver Ave. #A, Fort Lupton, CO 80621.

Ft. Lupton Facade Improvement Grant Program FLURA is excited to announce that beginning on January 10, 2019 at 8:00 AM, the grant cycle for the Facade Improvement Grant Program will officially open! The Fort Lupton Urban Renewal Authority (FLURA) Facade Improvement Program is a competitive grant program meant to encourage property owners and tenants of buildings within eligible portions of Fort Lupton’s historic commercial core to make exterior improvements that will revitalize the area and attract customers to shop, dine and do business in Fort Lupton. The Facade Improvement Program provides up to a 50% match to projects that are awarded by the FLURA Board. The Grant is to be used for eligible costs of facade improvements as detailed in the Program Guidelines and only to properties located within the designated Facade Improvement Program Area (PDF). Both commercial and residential properties are eligible. The application deadline is April 1, 2019 at 5 p.m. More information on eligibility and how to apply can be found in the application documents below. The Fort Lupton Urban Renewal Authority has allocated approximately $50,000 for the Facade Program in 2019.

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Deborah D. Bobbett, 52, passed away peacefully in her home on Saturday, February 2, 2019, after a year-long battle with cancer. Deborah (Debbie) was loved by her family, friends, neighbors, and anyone who was lucky enough to meet her. She will be greatly missed. She loved the outdoors and walked almost every day through the neighborhood park. She loved to fish and drive through the mountains. She loved to drive through back roads and birdwatch. She always loved to “spot” the eagles. Debbie is survived by her son, Austin Ramsey (24), her daughter, Ashley Ramsey (21), her Mother, Joyce Bobbett (73), brothers Dennis (55) and Dru (44) Bobbett. She is also survived by her Grandmother Elaine Buckley (93). Debbie was preceded in death by her Father, Dennis D. Bobbett, younger brother Harold P. Bobbett, and Grandparents. A Celebration of Life Service was held on Saturday, February 16, 2019, at New

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he first Fat Tuesday Cajun and Creole Cookoff at Mountain Cowboy Brewing (318 Fifth St.) is on March 5 from 5:30 - 8:00 pm. Enter your favorite dish such as Jambalaya, Gumbo, Etoufee, Shrimp Creole, Shrimp and Grits, Red Beans and Rice and any other Southern Louisiana recipe you want to show off! There will be a Judge’s Panel and a People’s Choice Panel with cash prizes!