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Need for Speed Experienced at IMI

By April Fordyce Blewett Has Spring got you excited about being outside, breathing the fresh air and maybe even feeling a little need for speed? IMI Motorsports Complex is the place to be and it’s just about 2 miles south of 52 on CR 11! It's one of America’s best entertainment venues. They offer six motor sports tracks, an asphalt course designed for precision driving and top speed on Race Karts and SuperMoto. Their RMXA championship professional Motocross track for the pro rider was built by professional track builders and is redesigned every year to keep it challenging. There is a fully complimented quarter midget facility, two atv/off-road dirt courses with acres of room to roam about with your fourwheeler, side-by-side or dirt bike and a circle dirt track that has action packed events almost every weekend. The IMI Motorsports Complex also hosts Colorado’s fastest professional grade race kart rentals in the state. Race along, side by side with up to 6 of your friends, co-workers, or family members in an exciting adrenaline pumping sprint to the finish line. Whether you come in first or last the track is fun and the experience is priceless. This is the perfect place for your next corporate event, team building activity, seminar, product launch and catered function. It’s also a great venue for hosting birthday & bachelor parties or just a great day out. Whenever the tracks are not reserved, they’re open to the general public. Drop in to race some fast-laps on the Race Karts against friends, family or other racers. Each Arrive & Drive session is charged per-lap with a minimum of 5 laps and may include anywhere from 1 to 6 rental drivers. First time racers will receive a mandatory briefing session on rules and safety. Go Kart Rentals are available from 10:00am to dusk 7 days a week, except on race Sundays. Have fun on the milelong, 32 Ft wide paved road course with 10 turns. There are several GO Kart Rental options ranging from a Mini Race Kart with a Honda 50cc four-stroke engine with speeds up to 20 Mph, (ages start 5yrs old), Full Size Intrepid Race Karts

Sun’s Intensity Playing Havoc? D & S Enterprises Can Help!

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By Jan Sciacca We enjoy the sun but in our very mobile I-25 Corridor communities, we’re in our cars a lot and it’s that time of year again when we wonder if there’s a right window tinting solution for us from a dealer we can trust. Consider contacting locals Dan and Sue Wedel, who own D&S Enterprises LLC. Dan started tinting car, house and business windows with a longtime friend in 1990 and opened D&S Window Tinting in North Boulder in 1995. Since Dan and Sue had moved their household to Frederick and loved smaller town living, they decided to bring the business “home” to Frederick. In late 2011 they found a garage condo unit for sale in the I-25/CO 52 Glacier Business Park and made the leap home to Weld County. Dan has always loved to work on and with cars. Sue has always loved the business/political arena.

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R & D Auto Care An Auto Repair Shop and Community Neighbor

By Jan Sciacca Our community is blessed to have Roger and Debbie Hoogland (pronounced Hoagland) locate their auto repair shop in Firestone. Although the official address is 478 1st St., you’ll know exactly how to find Roger because he and Debbie bought the Firestone post office building and are in the shop area on the south side of the building. The U. S. Postal Service now rents space from them. Roger has worked 20+ years in the Denver area for Bridgestone/Firestone. As times changed, he became disenchanted with the large corporate environment. He wanted to work where people mattered and the concern was for the customer and not the profit margin. Roger decided he should either do something now or take an early retirement. That’s when he talked to his long-time friend Bruce Richard of B & J Auto Parts in Erie and learned of the shortage of independent auto repair shops in the community. The area sounded appealing but finding commercial affordable space in the I-25 Corridor for such an endeavor was challenging. Roger’s dream took a while to unfold. In June 2013, he met Al who ran the former auto body

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What’s On My Mind

The LORD helps the fallen and lifts those bent beneath their loads...

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Serving SW Weld County: Firestone, Frederick, Dacono, E. Erie, E. Longmont & Mead (15,500)! The ONLY Colorado publication to reach every Consumer in our area every month! For Display Advertising or to have a feature written call 303.833.5997 or e-mail carbonvalley@gmail.com. E-mail press release info to carbonvalley@gmail.com Deadlines: 15th of each prior month. Classified Ads: FREE up to 25 words & $20 over 25 words E-mail to carbonvalley@gmail.com & mail check to POB 962, Frederick, CO 80530. Locally Owned & Operated Since 1999: Kelly J Martindale Sales: Kelly Martindale ● Jan Sciacca Peggy Blewett ● Robin Barrett Production: Kelly Martindale Writers: Kelly Fordyce Martindale Robin Barrett ● Peggy Blewett Tiffany Yenchus-Holcomb ● Jan Sciacca April Fordyce Blewett You can read past issues at http://issuu.com/consumerreport The CVCR is a member of both the Carbon Valley and Mead Area Chambers of Commerce

I’m reading a novel right now about a young woman who was I talk to God and ask Him to help me get the things done today that an abandoned newborn. She grew up with multiple abandonments need to get done. I ask, “What first?” and then I get to work on that and over the years accepted that life happened “to her.” She found one thing and one-by-one I complete a task and I’m able to stay on herself in situations where she simply needed to make the choice to task. And you know what? The laundry can wait until tomorrow. It’s do something else, but she didn’t make that choice. She continues to such a simple process. I ALWAYS mentally kick myself on the days move through life based on the choices others are making for her, as I don’t make the choice to spend those few minutes with the Lord. I’m sure the woman in the novel will end up making the right if, she has no say, no voice. It made me think of how I was raised. My mom taught me to say choices for herself but thus far, she is exactly how I used to be and “no” in certain situations. However she didn’t teach me how to be sometimes still am. If you were a fly on the wall, you would probably think I was a persistent, strong and steadfast with what I wanted for me. Because of that, many undesirable things happened to me and for many years mental case. I talk out loud, use hand gestures and yes, it looks like of my life, I’ve lived like that character in the novel. I moved through I’m talking to an invisible friend. That is exactly what my life is like most of my life, living with the choices others made for me. I felt that with Christ. He is my invisible friend. I know He is with me, in every situation, at the computer, in the living room, shopping at Costco, I had no voice, no choice. But I do have a choice. And while it took me getting to 50 years of age eating out at dinner….everywhere! And yes, He was with me at the hospital when I was told Alisha to figure that out, it is so refreshing and empowering to have the ability to evaluate situations and ponder the what-ifs and consider the possibilities as had died and in my kitchen when I heard the words, Jason died. And He was with me marriage issues were bad and when my car broke well as the consequences of each and every decision I make One of those decisions I make nearly every day is to choose to down while traveling and even in the airplane this past weekend when spend time with Jesus. I remember, as a young mom, hearing so many we actually thought we might die that night. But I’m not a mental case. I simply choose to believe that Jesus women speak of their “quiet time with the Lord.” They’d share how they get up an hour earlier than the family just to have that special is who He says He is and I choose to believe what the Bible says time uninterrupted. I remember thinking, That will never happen in about Him and thankfully, I now choose to believe what the Bible a million years. I am so tired. I don’t want to get up with the kids let says about me too! Many might ask, “Why do you choose to follow someone who alone an hour earlier. And I never did. The opinions expressed in features, columns, press As an empty nester, it is much easier to spend time, uninterrupted. couldn’t even save himself from being beaten and murdered?” releases, letters to the editor, etc. are not necessarily If you’ve seen Brave Heart, Saving Private Ryan, Apocalypse And I don’t have to get up an hour earlier. those of the Owner and publisher of the Carbon Valley Now, 300 and other movies such as these, then you know what strong But what is the benefit of that choice I now make? Consumer Report. The Consumer Report assumes no heroes…super heroes were characterized. Jesus chose not to save It’s easier to share what happens WHEN I don’t: responsibility for any outcome to any businesses, any I wake up and feel exhausted as I sit in front of my computer. himself because He came to earth on a mission. He was on a mission advertiser, any people or any government entity. With zero motivation I click on the Outlook button and watch not one to save me, and you. He was, not for one second of the entire time of or ten but well over one hundred emails join the list of yesterday’s beatings, disparagements and nailing to the cross, weak or a victim. notifications. As I respond or delete them, one-by-one, several more Yes, Jesus had a choice and He chose me. And thankfully, through His grace, I choose Him and I’ve never new ones have been added…ad changes to be made so I open the ad file and start working on that. The phone rings and while I have it to regretted it. In fact, because of it, I’m still alive despite the deaths of my ear I hear the text notification sound. My stomach rumbles for my kids, hard relationships, lack of money, etc. Jesus gives me new breakfast. I notice the untidiness in the living room on the way to the hope every single day. For those of you who want to watch the best explanation ever kitchen. I clean up breakfast mess and take the dishrag to the laundry room and add it to the growing pile of laundry. If I’m going to start a given at an Easter Service, check this out: batch of clothes I may as well grab the sheets off the bed. The phone h t t p : / / w w w. f l a t i r o n s c h u r c h . rings again. I sit to answer it and notice fifteen more emails, two of which remind me I still need to write those articles for this upcoming c o m / m e s s a g e s / _ v i d e o / i n d e x 2 . paper. What was I doing? Oh yes, pulling sheets off the bed. Why? php?vn=92991482&sn=III,%20II,%20 I&md=04.19.14 Oh yes, I was going to start a batch of laundry. And if you are curious what novel I’m All of that in about fifteen minutes and now my day is looming with modified Honda four-stroke engines producing 15Hp with over my head with fifty things that need to be done, NOW! I’m agitated reading it’s Bridge to Haven, a new one written more speed and torque than the regular rental, to a Shifter Race and I worry that I will never make deadline or be a good housewife by Francine Rivers. Kart like the CRG Kart with a 6 speed 125cc 2 Stoke Kawasaki and forget being engine 90 Mph. The helmets, driving suits, neck collars, and gloves rested, healthy and are all provided. fit. Wanting to lose Individual and Group Rates available eight pounds flies The IMI Motor Sports Complex hosts several events out the window as I throughout the year and all events are open to spectators. 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The Daniel Michael Jones Memorial Foundation annual golf tournament will be held at the Bella Rosa Golf Course at 5830 Bella Rosa Parkway in Frederick, Colorado on June 8th 2014. Teams and sponsors are needed for this event and the public is encouraged to attend. Golfers and sponsors who participate in the tournament will get the satisfaction of helping a charitable organization, the Daniel Michael Jones Memorial Foundation. The foundation provides scholarships in the name of Daniel Michael Jones at the University of Colorado Boulder- College of Engineering and the Laramie County Community College. Please help us educate and enrich the minds of students for generations to come. Shotgun scramble start time is at 8:00 AM and the registration fee is $90 per person. A team of four can enter the tournament for only $320. Hole sponsors are $100, which includes your name or company name on a sign at a tee box. A $500 sponsorship will include entry fees for a team of four, a hole sponsor sign, and recognition. A spaghetti lunch, silent auction, and raffle will immediately follow the tournament. All donations are tax deductible. For more information send e mail to DMJfoundation@aol. com or pick-up an application at the Bella Rosa Golf Course.

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A great new program within our community is Carbon Valley Coffee Roasters’ ‘Leave a Bucket, Take a Bucket’ community coffee grounds program. You can take a fivegallon bucket of used coffee grounds to add to your compost, garden or lawn, and leave an empty five-gallon bucket for them to fill up for the next person. It is this kind of community innovation that makes me proud to call Frederick home.

Edelweiss Alpacas, LLC is a local alpaca farm with 25 alpacas and 3 llamas. We offer farm tours for individuals, families, and groups through summer and early fall for people to become acquainted with these gentle and endearing animals. We explain their origins, their care, their herd instincts, pregnancy and birthing, the unique qualities of their fleece, and the multitude of uses for their fiber. Interaction with the animals is encouraged for all ages. There is also an alpaca store to browse through, with all sorts of fiber products for all ages. We welcome visitors by appointment on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Mondays, with a charge of $5 per person over 4 years of age. Call today at 303-932-2816 to set an appointment – these are very popular farm visits and tour times fill quickly. Of special interest is shearing day on Saturday, May 17th, starting at 8:00 AM to about 1:00 PM. The public is invited for observing and for purchasing of raw fleece.

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Unless you plan to run the Bolder Boulder on Memorial Day, you should get yourself over to the town of Mead for the 11th annual Mead Motorheads Car Show, to be held from 10 am until 3 pm on that Monday. 110 metal works of art will be on display, and the price of admission is FREE! Everything from hot rods to rat rods will be there- pickups and originals, muscle cars and street rods. All will be 1980 or older and you’ll be amazed at the creativity and talent that has gone into their restoration. Food will be furnished by Rizza’s Bakery, Pizza Plus, Ranchero Restaurant, and Taterlicious. This years’ major sponsors are Zach’s Transmission and 4X4 in Longmont, the Town of Mead, Colorado East Bank and Trust in Mead, B-Town Automotive in Berthoud, DeMers Automotive in Longmont, The Engine Shop in Longmont, Steve’s Automotive in Longmont, and 5220 Performance in Mead. If you would like your vehicle to be included cost of registration is $20 if you get it postmarked by May 12th. Day of the show registration is $30. This show is on rain or shine, and we allow no alcohol or dogs. Bring the family and spend an hour viewing and reviewing. Trophies will be handed out at 3 pm, and our show is judged by the participants for Best of Show and People’s Choice awards. Don’t miss out! Mark your calendar and enjoy some nostalgia. For a registration form call Jim at 970 391-0908. See you there.

2nd Mommy & Me Spring Tea

MOMS Club of the Tri -Towns is hosting their 2nd Annual Mommy & Me Spring Tea. Come joins us for treats, refreshments, a craft and more. Saturday, May 10 11 am - 1pm at Prairie Greens Community Center at 7781 Mountain View Drive Frederick, Colorado. $10 suggested donation per mother/child pair $5/additional child (proceeds benefit Carbon Valley Relay for Life). Call of text Anita Bryant-Ray@720-849-1834 by 5/3 to reserve your spot!

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Letter to the Editor:

I wrote a letter that was published in the February CVCR regarding the Town of Frederick’s stated intent to take over the New Town electrical distribution system from United Power. New Town is the name given to the approximately two-thirds of the Frederick system that is outside the original part of Frederick where the town already owns the distribution system. Since then I have learned from trustees that no actual decision has yet been made by the board to acquire the New Town system. However, they are investigating buying it and providing electrical power service to all of Frederick. Some think this might provide better, cheaper service to all residents and provide an advantage in attracting new businesses. I want to make clear I have no connection to United Power other than having them as a power provider in the Frederick New Town area for almost 10 years. As a retiree living on a relatively fixed income, I just want the lowest cost reliable electric service, including maintenance of the distribution system, and the lowest town taxes. In that regard, it certainly seems counter-intuitive that this idea could possibly be the best solution. There are only 29 cities and towns, including Frederick Old Town, in all of Colorado that own and operate their own electric system. No other town in the Carbon Valley area is in this group. About the only municipal systems that generate their own power are Colorado Springs and a combined operation of Estes Park, Fort Collins, Longmont and Loveland. The rest buy from wholesale power providers including investor owned companies like Xcel and cooperatives like United Power. Frederick currently obtains all of its power including that for Old Town from United Power. Even if they acquired the entire distribution system, the Town of Frederick would still have to buy its power from another supplier such as United Power so there would be no savings in generation or transmission cost. And, an inexperienced, smaller, less focused entity, like the town government is unlikely to be able to operate and maintain the distribution system more efficiently than United Power, a not-for-profit cooperative whose only business is providing electrical utility service. As noted in my original letter, the cost of compensating United Power for the New Town distribution facilities could be substantial. In addition, Colorado statute requires a municipality when taking over service from a cooperative to pay the cooperative twenty-five percent of the revenue received from the acquired customers for ten years after the takeover. All of this makes it extremely remote that there would be savings from such a takeover. Unfortunately, what could occur by controlling the entire system is that, and I’m not saying the current board has this

Freedom of Speech

-Paulette Revere Our Founding Fathers knew what it was like to live under tyranny and oppression, so they wrote a Bill of Rights into their new Constitution. The Bill of Rights consists of the first ten amendments, which contain guarantees of our individual rights and limits upon government control and intervention. The First Amendment guarantees freedom of worship, of speech and the press, the rights of peaceable assembly, association and petition. Today, our freedom of speech and our right to

in mind but they’re not going to always be in office, town officials might manipulate rate structures to provide advantages to commercial and industrial customers, at the expense of residential customers, to attract new businesses. Also, the utility operation could be subsidized by town tax revenues to provide lower business rates. Even at the local level, it’s better not to have government in control of things it doesn’t need to control. Taking over the entire electrical distribution system by the town doesn’t seem likely to be advantageous to residential power customers or to taxpayers. I urge all Frederick residents to join me in asking our town board to keep us fully apprised of the progress of the study and, when complete, to make the results available to all residents for perusal and comment before any action is taken. In any event, the board should put the final decision to the vote of the residents. Carl Brady, Frederick, CO

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hold opinions that differ from others are being stifled by “Political Correctness”. zz Brendan Eich – Co-Founder of Mozilla (heard of Firefox web browser?) and creator of JavaScript ●● Named CEO of Mozilla and then forced to resign a few weeks later over a $1000 donation he gave 6 years ago in support of a state ballot proposition zz Jack Phillips - Owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop ●● Ordered by a judge to bake a type of cake that would violate his personal beliefs zz Catherine Engelbrecht - President of “True the Vote” whose objective is to stop voter fraud. ●● Targeted by the IRS zz Dan Cathy – President of Chick-fil-A ●● Subject of pickets and boycotts after voicing a personal opinion on a radio show zz Lawrence Summers – President of Harvard ●● Forced to resign after giving a speech with a controversial statement (note: he had data to prove his point). “We’re being manipulated. We’re being played by those people who want to divide, conquer, and control… It's time for people to stand up and proclaim for what they believe and stop being bullied." - Dr. Ben Carson

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Area Mayor’s Report—For those of us who do not attend meetings Firestone Mayor, Paul Sorensen

zz April 9, 2014 began my service as the mayor of our community. I am honored to have been elected and look forward to working with the Firestone board as we continue moving our community into the future. Paul Sorensen zz Communication and transparency from your elected representatives are vital to the wellbeing of our community. My goal is to continue using our community survey, Town website, Firestone Voice, social media outlets, local newspapers, community events, email and one-on-one conversation to promote two-way communications for our community. zz In our latest community survey, it was no surprise that Firestone continued to be rated as a great place to live. The highest ratings pointed to a community where raising our children in a safe neighborhood environment was obvious. Quality of life wasn’t far behind, and residents also gave high ratings for our community parks and trails. zz Our areas of improvement are no surprise either. We need restaurant and shopping options, as well as employment

Dacono Mayor, Charles Sigman

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zz Summer is right around the corner and now is the time kickoff home improvement and property maintenance projects. The City of Dacono has a great way to help you with that home improvement project by

Frederick Mayor, Tony Carey

zz Spring is a season of change and we have many exciting new changes happening in Frederick. Tony Carey You may have heard of our new HEAL Committee and their goals of promoting Healthy Eating and Active Living in Frederick and during the month of May, we invite you to take the Get Movin’ Challenge. Get active for thirty minutes a day throughout May and sign up at www.

opportunities. One question on the survey was intended to gage support for using incentives to bring these businesses into our community. Having this tool available may be the mechanism we have needed to get some of these businesses beyond the looking stage and into the development stage. zz I am excited about some of the new construction projects that are well on their way in Firestone. The First Choice Emergency Room is anticipated to open this summer and will fill an important role in 24-hour emergency care. On the east Interstate 25 Frontage Road near the existing hotels north of Firestone Boulevard, there is a building under construction that will provide new business, warehouse and light manufacturing that will create additional employment opportunities in Firestone. zz Single-family housing has gained speed again and there are a few new projects that are moving along into the final stages of planning for multi-family housing options. This addition to our community will provide for the transitional housing for children moving into their first apartments, senior parents looking to move closer to their grandchildren without the expense or burden of home ownership, or residents downsizing to a more affordable option. zz The widening of Firestone Boulevard this summer is the first step in public infrastructure improvements that was made possible by the 1 percent sales tax and bond initiative that passed in November 2013. A road condition survey is set to be conducted in May which will map our entire Town’s road conditions to help prioritize our street improvements based on actual test results. You may see

this special vehicle driving around Town during this process. This survey will allow us to develop a game plan based on actual visual and sub grade conditions. zz Summer is a time to get outside and enjoy the wonderful Colorado environment. Our community is filled with fun activities and events planned for your involvement and enjoyment. As for community events, the second annual Carbon Valley Half Marathon is set for May 17 at the Firestone Regional Sports Complex. This event shows how community individuals come together to host an event to raise money for autism. zz The Town will also be gearing up for its summer event season. Food & Flick Fridays start on June 6 at Hart Park. These funfilled Friday evenings throughout the summer will include food trucks in the park, live music, fitness fun and games from the Carbon Valley Recreation District, face painting and a movie on the big screen. We have a great lineup for the season, so check out our website at www.ci.firestone.co.us for all the details. The first annual Community Softball Tournament will be on June 7 at the Sports Complex and will allow teams to compete for a traveling trophy and a day full of athletic fun. And before we know it, the 12th Annual 4th at Firestone will be upon us. Mark your calendars now! zz Thank you again for this honor of leading our community forward as your mayor. I look forward to keeping our community informed on growth, change and issues that concern us all. Contact me any time at all at psorensen@ci.firestone.co.us.

offering "Almost Free Building Permits". During the month of June, the City will waive certain plan review and permit fees for residential projects. The May City Connection newsletter has more details. With warmer weather in the forecast, now is the time to also think about exterior property maintenance. Be a good neighbor and take pride in your community. The City aggressively enforces laws regarding weeds and tall grass and will be contacting property owners who are in violation of local ordinances. zz Dacono will hold its annual community wide garage sale on Saturday, June 21. Consider holding a family or cul-de-sac garage sale on this date. The City will provide event advertising and offer a limited number of free garage sale signs. Register your address at www.cityofdacono.com. zz This summer will bring a host of construction projects

throughout the City. Most notably are the improvements to Summit Blvd. (WCR 8) and a water line replacement project on Glen Dale Street. Please be sure to be aware of construction zones and follow all posted speed limits through these areas. zz Have a great month.

getmovinchallenge.org to make Frederick the most active place in Colorado! zz May is also Building Safety Month and Frederick’s building division will be spreading the word with weekly articles on the town’s website as well as an open invitation to come in to Town Hall to discuss your building safety questions with our Chief Building Official Jason Overholt. zz Load up your truck with unwanted items and bring it down to the Public Works building (5949 Tipple Pkwy) for Clean Up Day on May 10th 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Please consider bringing a food donation for the Carbon Valley Help Center as we will be collecting for their food pantry all day. zz A great new program within our community is Carbon Valley Coffee Roasters’ ‘Leave a Bucket, Take a Bucket’ community coffee grounds program. You can take a five-gallon bucket of used coffee grounds to add to your compost, garden or lawn, and leave an empty five-gallon bucket for them to fill up for the next person. It is this

kind of community innovation that makes me proud to call Frederick home. zz At the end of April, we broke ground on the site of the new Public Works building which marks the start of a great new asset for our community and a much needed upgrade that will help our public works department serve the residents of Frederick more efficiently and effectively. zz As a result of the election last month, I want to welcome our new board member Donna Hudziak and thank all the exemplary candidates who offered to serve Frederick in this way. I am excited to begin working with this team as we continue to move our community forward. There is an entire summer of fun coming up for you to look forward to including Frederick in Flight, the weekly Frederick Market and the Downtown Sounds Concert Series to name a few. Look for more information in this article next month as well as the town’s website and facebook page on ways to enjoy your community at these great events.


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In Form Creations: Multimedia Marketing and More

By April Fordyce Blewett In Form Creations is an Internet Marketing, Multimedia Graphic Design, and Web Development studio. Tony Kraayenbrink founded In Form Creations in 2011 and officially opened their first office in Downtown Frederick – Miner’s Square, 451 Oak Street, Suite 202B – in March of 2014. Since their founding they have designed and developed numerous websites while consistently improving search rankings and increasing website traffic for a variety of businesses. In Form Creations maintains relationships with a nationwide clientele, currently managing over 40 websites from small coffee shops to multimillion dollar companies in the engineering and manufacturing industries. With real world experience and the results to back it up, their goal is to help the company meet the technology demands of today. Since 2011, Tony’s passion for graphic design and web development has grown and developed into a true love for creation. In Form Creations client base is not limited to any geographical location, but since they opened their first office in downtown Frederick their goal is to provide Internet Marketing, Web Design, and Web Development services to as many Colorado businesses as they can. At In Form Creations there truly is no limit to what type of business can benefit from their services. Most of their clients understand their website is or can be their most important marketing tool, and Tony's team is always there to maximize the exposure and benefits each client can receive from their website. Tony Kraayenbrink is married to Jamie, a now stay-at-home mom who has taught both 5th Grade and Literacy Classes at Carbon

Valley Charter Academy. They have two wonderful kids, Eli is their three year old boy and Everly is their one year old girl. Tony was born and raised in Iowa, moved to Colorado in 2006 and married in 2007. They have lived in Prospect, Longmont, and most recently Firestone. Both absolutely love the Front Range and can’t wait to raise their family in the area. Other than his family and his business Tony also loves snowboarding in the Rocky Mountains, playing soccer in a local city league, DIY projects around the house, and raising his young family. If any local companies are looking for a new website or a revamp of an existing one, Tony will cover their website hosting and domain registration fees (usually around $150/ year) for the first year. In Form Creations prides themselves on their business services and aspirations to grow their local base of clients here on the Front Range. “In Form Creation’s work on our new web site was superior. Not only was their communication and accessibility exemplary, but the project came in on time and budget. Not only did In Form Creations listen to our needs, but they also added a lot of value by bringing their own ideas to the task. I’d absolutely use In Form Creations again and would recommend them to anyone who wishes to have a worry-free, first rate experience.” - Joe Tradii – Intuicom Wireless Solutions, Boulder (intuicom.com) What Tony loves the most about watching his business grow and develop is the opportunities he has to help other businesses reach their full potential while building great relationships with them at the same time. There are so many companies out there that offer similar services but don’t deliver. Most of his clients have had bad experiences with previous companies and consistently say how easy it is to work with In Form Creations because they are responsive and respectful. He really enjoys hearing that. Tony's most memorable experience since he's been in business is the opening of his first physical office. He says this is by far the most rewarding and memorable experience to date. “It’s a joy to do something I love and meet great people at the same time.” They are open Monday through Friday 7a–5p. Tony says, “Stop in anytime, we’ll grab some coffee and discuss your needs!” Their address is 451 Oak Street, Suite 202B in Frederick. You can also call 970-324-7210 or visit www.informcreations.com or email: tony@ informcreations.com.

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Unless you plan to run the Bolder Boulder on Memorial Day, you should get yourself over to the town of Mead for the 11th annual Mead Motorheads Car Show, to be held from 10 am until 3 pm on that Monday. 110 metal works of art will be on display, and the price of admission is FREE! Everything from hot rods to rat rods will be there- pickups and originals, muscle cars and street rods. All will be 1980 or older and you’ll be amazed at the creativity and talent that has gone into their restoration. Food will be furnished by Rizza’s Bakery, Pizza Plus, Ranchero Restaurant, and Taterlicious. This years’ major sponsors are Zach’s Transmission and 4X4 in Longmont, the Town of Mead, Colorado East Bank and Trust in Mead, B-Town Automotive in Berthoud, DeMers Automotive in Longmont, The Engine Shop in Longmont, Steve’s Automotive in Longmont, and 5220 Performance in Mead. If you would like your vehicle to be included cost of registration is $20 if you get it postmarked by May 12th. Day of the show registration is $30. This show is on rain or shine, and we allow no alcohol or dogs. Bring the family and spend an hour viewing and reviewing. Trophies will be handed out at 3 pm, and our show is judged by the participants for Best of Show and People’s Choice awards. Don’t miss out! Mark your calendar and enjoy some nostalgia. For a registration form call Jim at 970 391-0908. See you there.

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By April Fordyce Blewett Imagine dying of thirst, literally, being so dehydrated that it kills you. Helping children survive is just one reason Jacob Curtis is heading to Nicaragua. Jacob is asking for your help to help others. He has raised $600 that will go directly towards the HOLA Foundation and covers day-to-day operations in Nicaragua, including medical and veterinary supplies and physician and translator costs. His personal expenditures include airfare, food, and lodging. These additional costs are roughly $900. Though Jacob has invested in this trip personally, he is needing your help with the remaining funds. If you can help, please make a check payable to Jacob Curtis, 9180 Owl Lake Drive, Firestone, CO 80504. Unfortunately, donations made towards Jacob's airfare, food, and lodging are not tax deductible, but Jacob values your support in his mission to help

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The Firestone Police Department has earned its Professional Standards re-accreditation through the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP). This certification identifies professional operating standards for police agencies in Colorado. Firestone Police Chief David Montgomery was presented with the re-accreditation at the April 23, 2014, Board of Trustees meeting by Gary Barbour, who is the Professional Standards Committee chairman. The Firestone Police Department received its first CACP certification in 1994. It was renewed for another five years in 1999, 2004 and 2009. The recognition by CACP marks years of dedicated and hard work performed by members of the Firestone Police Department. The award insures that department’s policies and procedures are consistent with the best practices used in police departments across the state of Colorado.

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by Lee Schlais The Town of Frederick has sponsored a Healthy Eating, Active Living (HEAL) Committee. So, just exactly what is a HEAL committee and what is its purpose? In partnership with Live Well Colorado the Frederick HEAL committee was put in place to raise awareness about critical public health issues and mobilize the local community to establish policies to improve the health of citizens. Live Well Colorado works toward a vision of Colorado communities where physical, social, and economic conditions support the health and well being of all residents, and in which health disparities no longer exist. As such the vision of the Frederick HEAL Committee is, “The Town of Frederick will be the leader in the Carbon Valley and in the State of Colorado in integrating healthy eating and active living into our community.” We intend to do this by being active, involved and visible at all Town events this year. We will be providing, not only information on healthy eating, but we will also be organizing many fun activities for the citizens and their families in the Carbon Valley area. The mission of the Frederick HEAL Committee is “Providing easy viable opportunities for healthy eating and active living for those that live, work and play in the Carbon Valley.” This is not about us telling you what to do or what to eat, this is just about raising awareness about many critical health factors that sometimes get over looked. One of our first activities is to get as many people as possible signed up and participating in the second annual Colorado Get Movin’ Challenge. The challenge event is sponsored by Live Well Colorado to kick-start a healthier lifestyle and prove that Colorado is the most active state in the nation! Log 30 minutes of daily activity from May 1-30, 2014. We ask that you sign up for 30 minutes for 30 days and register for the Town of Frederick. You can sign up by going to http://getmovinchallenge.org/ . We are hopeful that Frederick will be the top contender this year, with your help we can make that happen. We will have a booth at the Farmer’s Markets this year on Thursday afternoons and evenings. We are excited about the extended hours of the Farmer’s Market this year. Frederick HEAL will also be present at Frederick in Flight and Miner’s Day this year. We are organizing some great family activities that will provide fun for the whole family at the Town events and more through out the coming summer. I don’t want to give away all of the events and details just yet, so please check out The Frederick Report each month as well as the Carbon Valley Free Consumer Report. As the events get closer full details will be provided. All you have to do is show up and be ready to have some healthy active fun. ACROSS 1 Jesus ; John 11:35 5 Free from 8 He was in the beginning with ; John 1:2 11 New thought 12 Farm tower 13 Conceit 14 Poses 15 Printer need 16 Transportation charge 17 Pray without_____: 1Thess 5:17 19 Cast all your anxiety on Him because He_____for you; 1Pet 5:7 20 Long, long time 21 Neither here there 22 Rank below cpl. 25 Court divider 27 Oregon or Santa Fe 31 Pitcher’s stat 32 Narc’s agcy. 34 “Wheel of Fortune” buy (2 wds) 35 Not by so that no one can boast; Eph 2:9 38 Branch 40 Aardvark snack

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Community BBQ at Shalom Bikes

Just over one month until Angel and Carlos peddle their way across 864 miles in 2.5 days or less! The Carbon Valley Community has been helpful in supporting this endeavor via financial contributions, donations of used bikes and other items to be auctioned at the May 10, community BBQ at Shalom Bikes in Frederick at 142 Sixth Street. The event is from 11am to 3pm. A bicycle valued at $3,000 will be auctioned off along with other items. The BBQ is followed by a Group Ride from 7-10pm. Team Shalom, Angel and Carlos, is participating in their second event, Race Across the West, a world renowned bicycle race where teams compete to cross the finish line first but also to raise funds for local charities. Team Shalom is supporting a local youth group. Overall, Team Shalom needs to raise $10k which supports the youth group, pays registration and other essentials for the race. If you are a business that can donate funds towards the event, we have several sponsorship packages available to make it worth your while, including national coverage, free ads in the CVCR and logos on the men’s jerseys. One of the best ways you can help, besides a cash gift, is if you know of a business or individual who would sponsor Team Shalom Bikes with the use of a small RV/Motor Home for the race. Sleeping quarters and a shower would make this race much more comfortable for the men. We still need more donated bikes to fix up and auction off at the BBQ too! And we need food, eating utensils and condiments for the BBQ. Thank you Hajek Insurance Group for your sponsorship. For more information or to request a brochure on sponsorship, please email carbonvalley@ gmail.com or call 303.833.5997. You can always visit with Angel at his Frederick store, Shalom Bikes at 142 6th Street or call him at 303.833.4160 or visit www.shalombikes.com.

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By Kelly Fordyce Martindale GREEN in EVERY way: produce, flowers, trees, locally grown and owned, non-toxic, fresh, earthy, good for you and the environment. What else can I say? The Flower Bin covers it all and helps you physically, mentally and spiritually. Think about it! Get back to the basics and get your hands a little dirty. Plant it, watch it grow, harvest it, and eat it. Don’t know where to start? Ask! The staff will help you every step of the way. The Flower Bin, owned by Don and Lee Weakland, is celebrating 43 years in business at the same location in Longmont at the southwest corner of Sunset and Nelson. And they are gearing up for the busiest weekend of the whole year, May 10 & 11, Mother’s Day weekend. Love flowers? They have 4,000 roses in the Rose House. How about petunias, native flowers like Columbines and Larkspur, or do you lean towards xeriscaping which takes little to no water except natural precipitation? Need a gift? Chimes, pottery, bird baths, garden hats, statuaries, doormats, fountains, and so much more to choose from. Plus they have water features, yard flags and home décor for every season. The Flower Bin is a full service garden center for the newbie and the highly experienced gardener. The Weaklands are proud of their Edible Greenhouse. They have fresh herbs, tomatoes, peppers, orange, lemon and lime trees, all growing in the greenhouse. Don says, “Coloradans don’t typically see orange trees but you can grow them outside in the summer and bring them in when the weather gets cooler.” In the past, these plants were in various parts of the property but now the staff has built the greenhouse where all edibles are in one location. It’s quite impressive. This project evolved over the last seven years or so as popularity of growing nontoxic produce grew. “Consumers are demanding better, healthier choices in all areas of their lives. They want organic, clean food. We provide that for them,” Don explains. The couple has lived in Longmont since 1969 and started their business in 1971 with carnations. They provided cut carnations to local retailers until they realized carnations weren’t cutting it for bringing in enough money to keep the business going. At that time, they made the decision to expand their business and offer many more products. And look at them now! Over the years, they had five sons; all of which have worked at or are working at The Flower Bin. A couple of them own their own garden centers in nearby towns and one also owns his own brewery, called High Hops in Windsor. The Flower Bin is well known for their “Legendary Hanging Baskets.” I asked what made them legendary and Don shared that they are a 24” basket that the flowers grow to be about three feet across and hang down 5-6 feet. He says people can keep them looking beautiful with lots of water and fertilizer. Don says, “Nobody in the state grows as big and nice of baskets as we do.” This full service garden center takes pride in the knowledge they have to offer consumers. The staff is always available to answer your questions and help solve your growing dilemmas. They have a free service to help you diagnose problems. You can bring in a patch of your lawn, with the soil, and they will help you figure out how to make it grow better. They have experts in every department. The Flower Bin employees 17 full timers and during the summer that grows to 50 employees. Their customer service and products are so good that they have regular customers who come from as far away as New Mexico, Wyoming and Nebraska. “We have fantastic growers who work for us,” says Don. “Some of our growers have worked here for 17 years.” Don, Lee, their sons, and their staff have spent 43 years perfecting their trade and they are ready to serve you. Stop in at 1805 Nelson Road in Longmont or if you need to, call (303)7723454 or visit their website at www.theflowerbin.net.

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Is it Time to Paint?

It’s spring inspection time again. Look for these signs to determine whether it’s time to paint your home exterior. Peeling Paint The most obvious visible sign - we often see these problems around window trim, areas where lawn sprinklers spray the house and where caulking has failed. Another area is at soffits where gutters have developed tiny leaks causing moisture to escape. This needs to be addressed and once the gutter is repaired priming and painting follow. Sometimes siding replacement is necessary. Cracked or peeled caulk Problems with caulk should be addressed immediately using top quality caulk and investing the time to apply it properly. Rot Rotting wood siding or trim generally needs replaced unless it is in an area where it may not be practical. In those cases, we can use an epoxy repair system before priming & painting. Fluffy siding Check the bottom edges of your siding. If you observe this condition it should be addressed this season. We take steps to prep these areas and work materials into the grain for protection. Mold and/or mildew Wetter than usual weather can increase our chances of mold and mildew appearing, particularly on the north side or our homes because there is less or no sun to evaporate moisture. Our remedy for these problems is to power wash, then follow with a top quality paint that contains mildewcide, most often using Sherwin Williams Duration exterior house paint. Have your painter check your home for trouble spots before they escalate. Investing the time to inspect your home every spring and fall will save you money in the long run. For more information call Tim Zaerr at Blue Parrot Painting at 303.678.8442 or visit www. blueparrotpainting.com.

Who is Cooper?

Sweet little Cooper, 8 years old is a little boy in our community. He was diagnosed with autism & global developmental delay at three years of age. Cooper and his family moved to Frederick on labor day weekend 2010. After a short introduction to kindergarten in North Carolina, we entered Prairie Ridge Elementary. Cooper was placed in an allinclusive Autism classroom and flourished with the wonderful resources of the Saint Vrain Valley School District. Cooper attends weekly therapies at Inspiring Talkers for speech and occupational therapy. He also works at The Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center in a hippo therapy program. Cooper struggles with communication and eating. He has 2 brothers and 1 sister, 2 labrador retrievers, and his mommy and daddy (Kim & Kevin). Mommy applied to the Sunshine Foundation for a Dream Wish for cooper about a year ago. The loving people at the Sunshine Foundation will be sending Cooper and his family to Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida. To make this possible, a fund raising golf tournament will be taking place at The Olde Course at Loveland on June 7th. The organization fundraises to provide wishes to children with life altering disabilities. Their website is www.sunshinefoundation.org Kim (Cooper’s mom) wants to continue to support the Sunshine Foundation for their generous gift to their family. She is hoping to raise awareness through fundraising efforts with local restaurants. Please see the flyer for the upcoming golf tournament. Kim is available to speak with any business owners who would like the opportunity to support The Sunshine Foundation. Please feel free to contact her at kawagner4@gmail.com. Thank you Carbon Valley Community for your support of our autistic children.

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While local teachers and students had a week off for spring break, Coal Ridge Middle School in Firestone was the site of Crisis Intervention Training for 31 Northern Colorado police officers. The Firestone Police Department hosted the training the week of March 31, 2014. Two officers from the Firestone Police Department were enrolled in the training course – Sgt. Alan Yoder and Officer Sean Yang, as well as officers from 10 other agencies. The Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) model is designed to train law enforcement officers in the recognition of mental illness, enhance verbal crisis de-escalation skills and to provide more streamlined access to community-based mental health services. Firestone Officer and CIT Course Director Ray Bueno said the training helps officers work with people of any mental capability and helps improve their communication skills. Bueno said residents with mental health issues are often confused when approached by an officer, making the situation even more difficult for that individual and the officer responding. CIT training prepares the officer to approach the situation in a manner that will help all parties. The course was set up to encompass classroom learning, as well as role playing activities. CIT was developed in 1988 in Memphis as a partnership between the police department, advocacy groups for people with mental illness, mental health treatment providers, and other community stakeholders. The CIT course is a threecounty effort funded by Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.).


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Rinn United Methodist Church is hosting its A member of the Carbon Valley Chamber of Commerce annual Pig Roast and Silent Auction, June 7th, from 5:00 to 7:30 pm. We hope you can come and join us for the start of summer and our 19th year of holding this event. Seating is outside with weather permitting and there is always live musical entertainment. This year's musical guest is Dean Himes. A local legend, Dean has been writing music and performing most of his life. Check out his website at www.deanhimes.com for a taste of contemporary Christian, country, and folk music with a touch of bluegrass. Some of the items for the silent auction are restaurant and miscellaneous gift cards, golf, gift baskets, handmade crafts, CV Consumer Report ads and tourist attraction gift certificates. Also the church has a 1999 Ford diesel mini bus that holds 14 passengers and can be handicap accessible for sale. If interested please call Bill Smith at 720/323-3708 or view at the pig roast if it has not sold. Our classic menu includes pulled pork and beef, baked beans, coleslaw, pasta salad, potato salad, dessert and a beverage. Tickets are available at the door or from the church in advance and still priced at only $8.00 for adults, $4.00 for children 10 and under. Directions to the church are: From the South, take I25 to the Dacono exit, turn West (left) and go across the bridge to the frontage road, turn North (right) on the frontage road. Continue going North on the frontage road to Bella Rosa Parkway (WCR 20), turn West on road 20, 1/4th mile. From the North, take I25 to the Longmont (Hwy 119) exit and turn East (left) to go under the bridge, then turn South (right) on the frontage road to Bella Rosa Parkway (WCR 20). Turn right and go under the bridge for 1/4th mile to the church. The church address is: 3783 Bella Rosa Parkway (WCR 20). For more information or if you would like to make a donation to the silent auction call the church at (303)776-1578 or email the church at Rinnumc@hotmail.com.

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A total of 1,212 loads were disposed of during the Town of Firestone’s 13th Annual Clean up Day and Food Drive on April 26, 2014. Open to Firestone residents, this cleanup allows people to bring unwanted household debris to be disposed of through a community-wide effort. The closest place for residents to dispose of their unwanted items is the Denver Regional Landfill in Erie, which costs an average of $56 a load for residents to utilize. With that said, the Town’s Cleanup Day saved Firestone residents more than $67,872. Residents kept the loads coming throughout the day and built upon the large piles left containing tree limbs, metal, tires, furniture and many other items. In addition to the cleanup, the Town of Firestone also welcomed residents to donate nonperishable food items as part of a food drive to benefit the Carbon Valley Help Center. A total of 49 boxes of food and $87 was donated. Residents also joined Town staff and elected officials for a free pancake breakfast and a hot dog or hamburger lunch.


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FIRESTONE, Colorado – The Town of Firestone continues to monitor the progress House Bill 14-1375, which would affect how the Town utilizes its local control of its Urban Renewal Authority (URA) to rehabilitate blighted areas of the community. District 63 Representative Lori Saine, who serves the Firestone area, has championed the opposition to HB 141375. The Town is grateful for her efforts to oppose the URA legislation as it would significantly dampen the Town’s local retail and employment opportunities in Firestone redevelopment areas. Mayor Paul Sorensen said, “I want to thank Representative Lori Saine for her strong opposition to a bill that will unnecessarily complicate our Firestone Urban Renewal Authority. Although the bill passed in the House, her position on the bill represented the best interests in our community.”

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Full Moon 5k for Colon Cancer

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Local “Meadeorite” Carly Bolin “Pearl” was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at only 2 weeks old. Cystic Fibrosis or CF is a fatal genetic disease that affects the respiratory and digestive systems, causing premature death. Just 2 generations ago, most children with CF didn't live long enough to attend elementary school. Today, nearly half of people with CF are age 18 or older. Impressive progress has been made, but so much more needs to be done. Cystic Fibrosis affects tens of thousands of children and adults. Our Goal is to raise awareness of cystic fibrosis & to raise funds to help find a cure. Great Strides - a nationwide fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation raises money to support vital research for a cure. It's the perfect way for friends, family and coworkers to come together and make a difference. Last year, the event raised over $60,000. This year, with your help, we hope to raise over $64,000 to support life-saving research endeavors.

Full Moon 5k for Colon Cancer is back for its 3rd year! Because of our past success, the race is moving to Longmont, Co in 2014. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6, at Dawson Park at McIntosh Lake at 1757 Harvard St. The race raises money for colon cancer awareness and benefits the Longmont United Hospital Foundation. The 5k starts at 8:30 a.m. and kids' fun run is set for 9:30 a.m. Racers and other attendees will also be able to enjoy activities throughout the day, which will include a variety of business and nonprofit vendors, face painting, balloons, a caricature artist, free massages for all participants and more. The Full Moon 5k for Colon Cancer utilizes the trail around McIntosh Lake, is chip timed and certified by the USA Track and Field Association. The Full Moon 5k was organized by family and friends in honor of Firestone resident Sindy Angelovich, who was diagnosed with colon cancer on Dec. 16, 2011, at the age of 48. She went through surgery that month at Longmont United Hospital to remove a mass from her colon along with 31 lymph nodes. She went through chemotherapy from January to June 2012 at Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers and continues to fight the good fight with family and friends on her side. To register for the race, or sign up as a sponsor, vendor or volunteer, visit http://full-moon5k.com/.

We would like to invite everyone to take part in the Great Strides walk on Saturday June 7 @ Roger’s Grove Park in Longmont (just North of the Fairgrounds on Hover Road). We would love for all of you to come walk with our team “Pearl’s Pack”.

If you are unable to walk and would like to donate just go to: www.cff.org/GreatStrides Click on "find a walk/team" and enter our team name "Pearl's Pack" you can register to walk and or donate there. Every penny donated is precious to these kids and the research it provides in finding a cure. 2014 will be our second annual Great Strides Walk for "Pearl's Pack Team". Last year our goal was to raise $1,500.00. With all of our walkers and generous donations we were able to exceed that goal by raising over $2,500.00. This year we aim to hit an even greater goal of $3,500.00 +. We are also hoping to raise our walker count so please consider joining us! IT'S A GREAT TIME FOR A GREAT CAUSE!

We also need volunteers - if interested please contact Ellen Penrod @ epenrod@cff.org

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Dacono Citywide Garage Sales

Residents throughout the City of Dacono are encouraged to hold coordinated garage sales. Residents may register individual, multi-family, or block garage sales. Registration is free and a limited number of free garage sale signs are available. The citywide sale will be advertised in local newspapers, and on the city's website and Facebook page. Advertisements will indicate sales begin at 8 a.m., however start your sale at a time most convenient for you! The garage sales are on June 21.

Food Bank Truck at Rec's Gymnastics Center

Weld County Food Truck to park at the Gymnastics Center the first Thursday of every month. The food bank helps support about 50 families in our area. They are in need of volunteers from 11:45 to 1:30 on those dates; two people to do check-in and people that can sort and bag food or lift a box for an elderly person if necessary. There is no need to check in with the Rec Center just show up at the gymnastics center and you will see the food truck. Just check in with the driver. The dates are June 5th, July 3rd, Aug 7th, Sept 4th, Oct 2nd, Nov 6th, Dec 4th 2014.

Wanted: 2014 Frederick Market Vendors

The Town of Frederick is very excited to start preparing for the fourth season of the Frederick Market, which will be the best (and biggest) one yet! If you make any specialty foods, grow produce, make crafts, or have animal products (meats, eggs, cheeses, etc.) to sell , we want you to be a part of the Frederick Market! The application and additional information can be found at www.frederickco.gov/FrederickMarket. The Frederick Market runs every Thursday, June through September on 5th Street in Downtown Frederick (exact location is 105 5th Street). New this year, the time of the market will be shifted to start at 4:00 p.m. and end at 8:00 p.m. The time change was based on vendor and visitor feedback and we hope will result in increased traffic to the market. There will also be several special events throughout the summer in addition to the Downtown Sounds summer concert series, which will take place the second and fourth Thursday of each month. More information on these events will be coming soon to the Town of Frederick website, Facebook and Twitter as well as the Carbon Valley Consumer Report! Any questions about The Frederick Market can be directed to Town Hall at 720-382-5500.

Garden Plots Available for the 2014 Season at the Firestone Community Garden

With the prime growing season right around the corner, community members can now rent garden plots in the Firestone Community Garden, located on the property just north of the Firestone Town Hall, 151 Grant Ave. The community garden allows residents the opportunity to grow vegetables and flowers in three garden plot sizes: 4-by-8 foot, 8-by-8 foot and 8-by-16 foot. In addition, a limited number of plots are elevated with wood timbers to make gardening more convenient for older adults. Garden rental prices are $15, $40 and $60, respectively, with senior discount pricing available. The rental fees cover administration costs of the garden, as well as the water, which is supplied by the Town of Firestone. The garden is established as an organic garden, thus no pesticides or chemicals are allowed. The community garden rental agreement is available at Firestone Town Hall and online at http://www.ci.firestone.co.us/CommunityGarden. The website also includes a garden map. The Firestone Community Garden was established in 2010 with a goal of getting community members involved with the Firestone community to promote healthy living and wellbeing by growing their own gardens. For more information, call Town Hall at 303-833-3291.

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C i n d y Campbell, with RE/MAX Alliance has qualified for the RE/MAX 100% Club Award. Less than 23% of all RE/MAX Affiliates earned this prestigious award in 2013. RE/MAX Alliance is proud of the high professional standards and commitment to clients Campbell has shown, which leads to such great success. Congratulations Cindy! You can reach her for real estate help at 303.881.7413 or visit www.coloradowelcomehome.com.

Free Community Dinner/Food Box

The Helping Hand Food Pantry is open the third Thursday of each month from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to help those who need of a little extra food at the end of the month. We also serve a free dinner to anyone who would like to enjoy a warm meal and good company. Please join us @ 451 Oak Street inside Life Fellowship Church or call Stephanie @ 303-709-5218 if you have any questions.

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Every Monday, anyone (male or female) who is going through chemotherapy and would like to get their hair cut shorter or just shaved off, Mr. Todd's Barber Shop is offering this FREE service by appointment only. I will be available from 8:00 a.m. til 5:00 p.m. To make an appointment, call Todd Fischer at (303) 434-1880. (To have the shop ready, please give me at least 24-hour notice).

Mommy & Me Spring Tea

MOMS Club of the Tri -Towns is hosting their 2nd Annual MOMMY & ME SPRING TEA. Come joins us for treats, refreshments, a craft and more. Saturday, May 10 11 am - 1pm, at Prairie Greens Community Center, located at 7781 Mountain View Drive Frederick, Colorado. $10 suggested donation per mother/child pair $5/additional child (proceeds benefit Carbon Valley Relay for Life. Call of text Anita Bryant-Ray@720-849-1834 by 5/3 to reserve your spot!

Community Garage Sale...SAVE THE DATE!

Rinn United Methodist Church will be holding a Community Garage Sale on Saturday, May 3rd. Set-up begins at 7:00 am with hours of operation from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Spots in our parking lot are approx 10' x 15' and are $20 each. Bring your own awnings, tables, racks, chairs and starting cash. Refreshments provided during the day at a reasonable price. We are working with ARC to have a truck on site for those who would rather donate their items and for those sellers who don't want to take home whatever items they have left at the end of the day. Contact our church office manager at 303-776-1578 to reserve your spot today!

Relay for Life Golf Tournament

The Town of Frederick is hosting a fundraising golf tournament for Relay for Life on Friday June 13th at 4 p.m. at Bella Rosa Golf Course (5830 Bella Rosa Pkwy). Get your foursome together at $30 per person for nine holes (green fees and goody bag included!) by June 6th and call 720.382.5500 to register. There will also be prizes for hole in one, closest to the pin and longest drive throughout the tournament. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

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Firestone Boulevard Widening Project to be Broken Into Two Parts

FIRESTONE, Colorado – The Firestone Boulevard widening project will kick off early this summer and proceed into the fall as the project will now be broken into two parts. The widening will allow for two lanes of traffic in each direction between Cimarron Street and Birch Street. The first phase will tackle the utility work that is needed to be able to widen the roadway, and the second phase will be the actual pavement widening. The Firestone Board of Trustees opted to break the project into two parts after only a single bid was received during the request for proposals earlier this year. That bid came in much higher that Town staff estimated, which Town Engineer Dave Lindsay contributes to the increase in construction work in Northern Colorado due to the 2013 flooding. The Board of Trustees understands the construction pressure and rebuilding process, but also wants to continue to be good stewards of tax payer money. Breaking the project into two pieces will allow the Town to significantly decrease the total cost of the project as compared to the bid received. Lindsay said the first project will involve lowering a 12-inch Central Weld County Water District water line in two locations. “Lowering the water line is necessary so that we can extend a bank of concrete box culverts and a storm pipe on the south side of the roadway near the old dairy,” he said. The water line work should begin by June and is estimated to take two months to complete. The second piece of the project will include the actual paving of the roadway widening, which should take about a month to complete.

Bits & Pieces from pg. 14 Longmont United Hospital Fundraisers

May 9, 2014 -- PLANT SALE 10 and 12 inch hanging baskets containing mixed flowers and colors. 10" patio pots and 18" window boxes of mixed herbs. Sale starts at 7:30am in the Picasso/Rubens/ Chagall Room and goes until everything is sold. Cash, check or credit card accepted. For further information call the Volunteer Office at 303-651-5205 June 20 -- LEATHER SALE Ladies and men's leather jackets and wallets. Leather briefcases and purses. Watches and accessories. Sale is in the Picasso/Rubens/Chagall Room starting at 7:30am and goes until 3:30pm. Cash, check or credit card accepted. For further information call the Volunteer Office at 303-651-5205.

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Adoptive Families and Beyond

Adoptive parents from your area meet to plan how we could help support Adoptive Families. Adoption is a unique experience, and we would like to provide an opportunity for prospective and current adoptive parents to come together, meet each other, discuss common concerns, build a network of support, and have fun. Any and all Foster Families, Prospective Foster Parents and Kinship Care Providers are also welcomed to join our group. We welcome anyone interested in Adoption. Our next meeting and dinner is at 5:30-8:30 pm at the Carbon Valley Recreation Center located at 701 5th Street, Frederick, 80530. If at any time you should have any questions please let me know, you can e-mail me or call me at 720 903-0362. Email Roxane Chacon for more info at roxiechacon8@gmail.com. RSVP ASAP so we can get a head count for our group. You do not need to attend dinner 5:30-6:30.

CV Rotary Club

Come visit the Carbon Valley Rotary - the local club of the world’s largest and oldest service organization, Rotary International. Get to know us and what we do. Our membership is comprised of local business and community leaders. Learn what global service projects Rotary is working on as well as what community activities and events we’re involved in. We have interesting and diverse weekly speakers and are always eager to learn new ways to make our world a better place. We meet each Tuesday from 7:00 am – 8:00 am at Bella Rosa Golf Club in Frederick. Breakfast items from the menu are only $5.00 plus tip if paying by cash; or menu price if paying by credit card. To learn more about us visit our website www.carbonvalleyrotary.org, or contact Barb Goettsch at BarbGoettsch@carbonvalleyrotary.org or 303.815.7949.

WyldLife for Middle Schoolers

WyldLife is a treasure— pure fun and goodness! Games, skits and more for all middle school aged students and as many of their friends they want to bring along. You just have to try it! Every Other Thursday at Prairie Ridge Elementary School from 7:00 to 8:00pm. Any Questions??? Call Carbon Valley Young Life at 303-833-4448 or email to dm.smith@yahoo.com.

Depression/Bipolar Support Group

Depression/Bipolar support group meets every Monday, alternating between Longmont and Firestone Carbon Valley Library. For more information call Laurie Woodman 303-810-9629 or go to our webpage at www.dbsalongspeak.org. A Family and Friends of people with mood illnesses is starting in January. For information call Kevin Sipp at 720-340-2750, or go to our webpage at www,dbsalongspeak.org.

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Tri-Town Toastmaster’s Club

The Tri-Town Toastmaster’s Club #1112188 has moved to our new location. This club is made up of a diverse group of people who meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesday’s of the month in the Carbon Valley area. Our main purpose is to develop confident public speaking and leadership skills for personal growth in a safe friendly environment. Each meeting lasts an hour and provides a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every individual member can participate and has the opportunity to develop competent oral communication and leadership skills. Terrified to speak in front of a group? Join us to practice. Looking to improve your communication skills? Don’t worry, there are no instructors or grading; member participation and meeting quality are critiqued by fellow members in a positive yet always room for improvement style. Guests and the general public are always welcome to attend our meetings. You can expect an enjoyable experience with fun, encouragement and networking with business leaders, yet no pressure to participate. We are currently recruiting new members and invite you to attend and bring a friend! Please join us the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at our new location: Rocky Mountain Christian Church - RMCC Fredrick Campus, 5860 Majestic Street, Frederick, CO 80504. For additional questions, contact one of our board members: VP Education, Julia Davis – Jkdolls@msn.com - 303-775-1106 or VP Membership, Dario Montelongo Jr. – dmontelongojr@comcast.net – 720-670-0209 Additional details can be found by visiting: http://d26toastmasters.org/tri-town/index. htm or http://www.toastmasters.org/

Supporting Student Activities Through Volunteers

The general purpose of the Frederick Booster Club (FBC) shall be to promote encouragement, support, and financial assistance for the academic and athletic programs supported by Frederick High School (CO). The FBC also promotes interests and participation of extra-curricular functions and fundraisers, which may benefit some or all of the current student body. The FBC will do all things necessary or convenient to accomplish such purposes. To join please visit our website at: http://www.fhsbooster.com/ click on "membership."

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Did You Invent God?

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I am an inventor. Well at least I would like to think I am. I have tried many attempts at many different creations. I constantly think in my mind how can I make something quicker, faster, better, smarter, sharper, or more user friendly. Ultimately, when it comes down to it, I realize that I am usually not creating something BRAND new, but rather improving on technology that already exists. I always get excited when I finally come up with that one idea that I feel like will really go well with the people I introduce the invention to. The problem comes in when they point out all the problems with my ideas. They knock many holes into to it, leaving me discouraged and maybe even slightly embarrassed. I often wonder, “Why didn't I think of the thoughts that they gave me?” Too often I believe we try to invent God the same way. We make God the god of our own choosing rather than the God of the Scriptures. In Matthew 21, Jesus was making His final entry into Jerusalem for His last week of His life! Christ orchestrated this week from the very beginning. This was Passover week and Christ orchestrated everything this week, from the week that it was, to the day that He rode into Jerusalem, to the people that would be there, to the very day that He would die. What is interesting about this passage is that the Jews shouted from the mountain tops that indeed this Christ was not just a savior, but the Savior. He was the Messiah! In Matthew 21:9 the Bible says, “And the crowds that went before him and that followed him were shouting, 'Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!''' What is interesting about this phrase is that Hosanna means “Save Now!” And to follow they called Him the “Son of David” This phrase is a Messianic Title for the Messiah, the Savior of Souls! This was not just any title, but the title of the Savior of the world. The Jews indeed knew that this truly was the True Messiah, the True Savior of the World. However, the Jews did not see Him as a Savior of their souls, but they were looking for a king or a savior of the city of Jerusalem. They were looking for a conqueror. They were looking for someone to conquer Rome. Further on this point, the palm branches that they put down symbolize a conqueror. Christ did not come to make war. He came to make peace. An eternal peace through an eternal Salvation. Too often, just like these Jews, we make God the god of our liking rather than the God of the Bible. We invent what we think God should be. The only truth is that we need to make sure that our God, is the God of the Word. Not making God, the God of our fleshly desires and lusts. When we have the wrong view of God, everything else in our world will also have the wrong perspective. Pastor Jason Kokenzie would like to invite you to attend services at Firestone Baptist Church. The church meets at Carbon Valley Academy, 4040 Coriolis Way Frederick, CO 80504. Sunday School - 9:00AM Morning Worship- 10:00AM. Wednesday In-home Bible Study - 6:45PM. Contact information: FirestoneBaptist.com / 303-736-9959.

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Many people that come into the office report feeling fatigued, experience digestive difficulty or joint pain. Quite often, these symptoms improve by addressing the digestive system because assimilation of the food we eat impacts everything, from shoulder pain to menstrual cramps. Through acupuncture, it is possible to regulate the digestive system and also reduce inflammation throughout the body. However, if we continually eat a certain type of food(s) that irritates the system, it is difficult to find resolution. In order to avoid that pitfall, together we figure out which foods may be causing a problem, which can be accomplished by eliminating certain food groups for 4 to 6 weeks. Quite often, the guilty party is gluten. Gluten is in foods such as wheat, oat, rye, soy sauce, etc., and it is what makes these foods sticky, such as bread dough and oatmeal. Gluten intolerance includes an incredibly wide variety of symptoms, including fatigue, diarrhea, alternating constipation and diarrhea, bloating, joint pain, and flaring up of pain. Reactions to gluten may be mild or severe, and Celiac disease is associated with gluten intolerance.

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HEALTHY CANCER SURVIVORS You are invited to participate in a celebration of cancer survivorship!

On Saturday, July 12, 2014, the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Carbon Valley will host its annual overnight Relay event. This non-competitive walk/run will take place at Hart Park, Firestone. An important part of the Relay will be the opening ceremonies. As part of the opening ceremonies, cancer survivors are invited to walk the first lap around the track with the important people in their lives and stay for refreshments following the first lap. The opening ceremony will take place at 5p.m. with the first lap at approximately 5:30p.m. Please plan to arrive early to pick up your Relay T-shirt and a special gift! Special recognition will be given to all cancer survivors who take part in this unique beginning to a fun and exciting fund-raising event. Come and bring your friends and family. They will want to share this celebration of life with you! Please let us know if you are planning to attend by completing and returning the Survivor Registration form below or completing on-line registration at: www.cvrelayforlife.org

Survivor Dinner – Friday, July 11, 2014

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The running season is upon us and there are several tips to keep in mind to help you avoid injury and overtraining. 1. Walk- The best way to become a runner is to walk/jog. It is very common for people to automatically want to just start a running program, but the truth is, you should alternate walking with jogging to help your body adjust to the higher heart rate and the joint impact of the exercise. 2. Warm up- Make sure that you are performing a proper warm up that should include some dynamic stretching and walking prior to starting off your running workout. 3. Vary your running surfaces- Treadmills are great for indoor training, but you are keeping up with the tread instead of truly pushing off on a surface. You can improve your treadmill running if you use a 1% grade to give you more foot contact. It is good to train outdoors as well on dirt, pavement, and sidewalks. Make sure you are doing some hill climbing as well. 4. Watch your form- Make sure that your head is up and your eyes are looking forward. Your shoulders should be relaxed. The arms and hands should stay loose and relaxed in a slight bend. Your torso should be nice and tall. Avoid leaning forward from the waist. Your hips should be pointed straight ahead and not tilted forward or backward. Your legs and feet should move quickly without pounding the ground. Use short strides and land on your heel to midfoot and push off with your ball of the foot. Your breathing should be slow and steady. 5. Take it easy- Make sure you have built-in rest days and low intensity days. 6. Keep the inspiration- Use a training log or app to help you keep track of your training. Find a running partner that will help you stay accountable. Download some of your favorite music to help keep you fired up. 7. Eat healthy and clean and make sure to stay hydrated. Get plenty of sleep. 8. Make sure that you crosstrain to help strengthen your core, improve flexibility, challenge your balance system and gain overall strength. 9. If your still struggling, hire a trainer that can help you achieve your goals safely. We are here to provide you with sound training and nutritional advice. Give us a call to make an appointment. ~Shelly N. Porcaro, NASM-CES/CPT, SFN (303) 594-8325 shelly@justtrifitness.com www.justtrifitness.com

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Lupita Nyong'o, who won an Academy Award this year for her role in 12 Years a Slave, has been given People magazine's "Most Beautiful" award. Officials from People said that the selection was a no-brainer, but Nyong'o knows that the honor is still significant, recalling how when she was a child, beauty was often associated with straight hair and light skin. She says, "I was happy for all the girls who would see me on [the cover] and feel a little more seen." [nydailynews.com, 4/23/14]


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Vol. 15, Issue 5

You’ve Been Disconnected

By: Audrey Logan The other morning I was outside listening to the birds chirping, feeling the crisp cool morning air brush against my cheeks, and in awe over how amazing God is. Mulling over a Bible verse that has stuck with me for nearly 5 years now “Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” Matthew 6:26 (ESV). I love this verse. If God takes care of the birds that are singing His praise on this glorious morning, surely He will take care of me too. And He has, does, and will. God put us here, on this earth, for a very specific purpose. But, many of us have been distracted by the fancy things technology has come up with. And on this very morning, I had an epiphany. The telephone. Just think about it, before there were phones, one had to walk to the neighbors house, or write a letter to communicate. Both of these things required undivided attention. You surely could not clean your own kitchen at your neighbors house, you couldn’t vacuum your house and a write a letter either. You had to stop what you were doing so you could connect with the intended party. As the telephone progresses, the cord was originally not very long, requiring you to sit, or stand at the designated place of your telephone. You no longer have to leave your house to talk with a friend, but you did have to stay somewhat still as you did so. Causing whatever you were doing at that moment to be put on hold so you could converse with the person on the other line. Eventually phone cords got longer, allowing you to mingle around the room, or possibly down the hallway of where you were. This allowed for multi-tasking. A woman could talk on the phone AND cook dinner at the same time! Seems like a wonderful invention, but was it? Then we got caller ID, then phones became cordless, and then they became wireless. The evolution of phones has allowed us to become distant from those around us. In some cases it has been a blessing, such as being able to contact family out of state, or friends oversees. But, ultimately, in our current day, the phone rings “Oh its Joe Shmoe”, tap and slide to ignore, you will get back to him later, or you simply do not want to talk to him. You are at your child’s school concert “buzz buzz” , incoming text, and you reply, and you miss a moment of your child’s life, one that you can never get back. Out to dinner with family or friends and the cell phones are lying on the table, just beckoning you to become distracted. And, guess what, it goes off and you are disconnected. The intimacy between humans has become a foreign concept to us. The effort to have a true relationship minimally exists. Tap a flat screen with a few words and you think you are nurturing a relationship, a quick phone call and you think that is going to make a lifelong relationship. I challenge you to think otherwise. Couples no longer know how to have deep meaningful conversations because it is an unnatural thing to do in our society because we “chat” all day, leaving nothing to talk about when we get home from a long day at work. Families are constantly disconnected because we have the “world” at our fingertips, something more important on the small breakable device in our hands. And I can boldly say “more important”, because if you become frustrated at your child’s interruption during your very important email, if you miss what someone said because you are staring at your phone, if you are anxiously awaiting that text and you cannot connect with your immediate surroundings… well… it is proof the something you paid money for, is more important than the people in your home, and in your community, more important than something a price tag could never adhere itself too. And, this is where the defense comes in “I am talking to my friend, I am hanging out on Facebook communicating with the people I love, this has to do with work…” The defense goes on and on. The point is… why are you making these people intangible? Why are you making a relationship only exist via some electronic device? Why are you ignoring your family for a plastic thing that cost too much money? Why are you choosing to be disconnected? It is so much more personal to be in the presence of a friend or family member. Giving them that undivided attention that we all need and desire. It is so much more personal to sit down, with a pen and paper, and physically write a letter. To connect emotionally and put your feelings on something tangible that the other person knows took time, patience, and effort. Where the recipient of that letter knows, that was just for them, they are important to you. That they weren’t just squeezed into your busy schedule long enough to send a flippant text message. I challenge you to notice how much time your phone, your computer, your tablet takes away from meaningful connections with those around you. I challenge you to put your phone down and not look at it for an entire evening and see how much you miss everyday because of the constant desire to see your phone light up. I challenge you to take note of the funny things, the blessings, the little moments that make life, that you would have missed if you had been on your phone in that split second. I challenge you to disconnect so you can truly connect. God takes care of the birds, and He takes care of us, but He put us here so we could take care of each other as well. Fill the needs and desires of our friends and family as we need and desire. God did not intend for us to disconnect from one another. 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Frederick Breaks Ground on New Public Works Facility

The Town of Frederick announced that the ground breaking for the new Public Works facility took place Wednesday April 23rd at 4 p.m. The $2.45 million facility will be located at 7301 Eagle Boulevard in the new Eagle Business Park shown on the accompanying map and is scheduled for completion in October 2014. The Town Board approved the process for design and construction of a new facility in 2013. The new facility will be 18,560 square feet, which will include 3,420 square feet of office space and 15,230 square feet of shop, vehicle and storage space which will be accessible by 14 garage doors bays. The office area will include men’s and women’s locker rooms, a conference room and office areas for staff. The building site will be an approximately five-acre fenced era. A Clearspan structure on the site will house materials such as IceSlicer, mulch, sand and gravel as well as liquid storage tanks for mag chloride and other liquids so that these materials can be purchased in bulk to save money. A t-shed structure will help protect exterior trailers and equipment on the back lot to extend the life of this equipment. The building will have a bulk oil dispenser system, an auto vehicle lift for maintenance, an exterior wash pad, and an air compressor system for all the vehicle bays. The project is being paid for out of the Capital Facilities Fund, which is a special revenue fund. A special revenue fund is established by a government to collect money that must be used for a specific type of project, which in this case means the acquisition of property and equipment, the construction of public buildings, and the planning and engineering studies to implement the prior mentioned capital facilities. The Town Capital Facilities fund receives revenues from fees charged to applicants for new commercial and residential building permits. No taxes are collected as revenues in this fund. “This much needed upgrade will help the Public Works Department serve the residents of Frederick more efficiently and effectively,” said Town Manager Matt LeCerf. “We’re excited to keep everyone informed as construction progresses on this new community asset.”

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6:30 – Runners Check-in 7:30 – Vendors Open for Shopping! 8am – Half Marathon & Relay CANNON Start 8am – Live Music: Iron Spoke Reunion Band 8am – Bounce Castle Opens 8:20– 5k Warm-up with the Carbon Valley Park & Recreation District 8:30 – 5k Begins 8:45 – Fun Run Warm-up with the Carbon Valley Park & Recreation District 9am – 1 Mile Fun Run Begins 9am - Live on stage: Iron Spoke Reunion Band 9:30 - Dance performance by Axis of Movement 10am- Live Music by Iron Spoke Reunion 10:30 Ehrlich Welcome & Awards Presented 10:55 - Performance by En Face Dancers 11:20 - Check presentation to Children’s Hospital 11:30 – Noon Final Call – Iron Spoke Reunion Band Join us for – Fitness, Family Fun, Bounce Castle, SHOPPING, & Community Togetherness all for a great cause – Autism Awareness! www. CVHalfMarathon.org

Firestone Nears Completion of New Water Meter Reading System

The Town of Firestone has nearly completed the upgrade of its meter reading system, which included the replacement of 3,417 meter reading radios. Approximately 25 meters in Historic Firestone still require replacement as they are located inside homes. These final meters will be replaced this summer. The upgrade will allow for better customer service efforts and water conservation methods. With the upgrade to the meters complete, water customers now have the ability to set up a secure account to access their water usage through the AquaHawk website at http://firestone. aquahawk.us. The system will allow customers to access hourly readings of real time usage, as well as monitor their water usage

in an effort to prevent costly leaks and promote conservation. The system will send water usage information to the utility billing department nonstop, while also allowing the department to alert customers of leaks in household plumbing and in unoccupied dwellings. “This upgraded program shows how Firestone continues to serve customers with the most competitive water rates on the Front Range, while using the latest technology,” said Theo Abkes, public works director. The project started in 2012 with the replacement of existing units. Funding for the water meter system upgrade is paid for by the water fund, which is separate from other Town funding. The water fund is the only fund designated to pay for these types of projects and upgrades to the system.


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Gardner Attends Ribbon Cutting at Local Firehouse

Today, Congressman Cory Gardner (CO-04) joined Mountain View Fire Rescue at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the station’s new Rescue Pumper. The Rescue Pumper will house the tools necessary f or difficult rescues, and will serve Erie, Dacono, Del Camino, Mead and Niwot, in addition to assisting around the state as needed. “The new Rescue Pumper at Mountain View Fire Rescue is a key part of preparation f or potential hazardous flooding from spring run-off ,” said Gardner. “This new Rescue Pumper will expand the district’s rescue capabilities in the event of any future floods. The Mountain View Fire Rescue team was crucial to rescue and recovery efforts during last September’s flooding, and I have no doubt that they will play a vital role in future rescue efforts as well. I am honored to have been able to join the men and women of Mountain View Fire Rescue today, and I thank them for their continued service and dedication to keep our families safe.” Congressman Gardner has championed several initiatives to help communities devastated by flooding in their recovery efforts. After the flooding began, he quickly introduced and passed legislation to increase the cap on federal highway funding so Colorado could repair critical roads and bridges before winter weather could slow down construction. His request to the Internal Revenue Service that flood victims have an additional six months to claim disaster losses was granted last month. Congressman Gardner also worked with the Colorado delegation to secure two installments of disaster relief funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, totaling over $260 million in grants.

Axis Of Movement Invites You To Become Part Of Our Community…Be Inspired!

Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District Responds to Oil Well Fire in Frederick

At 9:10 a.m. on April 26, 2014, the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District was dispatched to a possible oil well fire located at Weld County Road 18 and Eagle Blvd. in Frederick. Frederick-Firestone FPD arrived on scene and found a gravity oil storage tank on fire. Mountain View Fire Protection District was also dispatched to the scene. Spotlight Convention The fire was extinguished at 9:51 a.m. There were no injuries and no hazardous material exposure. During the fire the CONGRATULATIONS to our dancers and our teachers at Spotlight Dance Cup! We are proud to announce that our groupslocal school in the vicinity was asked to shelter in place, but it has since been lifted. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time. Investigators are currently on scene. placed Ruby (2nd) awards for Pressure, Eye of the Tiger, and Good Luck (category winner). Diamond (1st) Award for Human, Diamond (1st out of 10) Overall Winner, and Slamming Style Award! We are extremely proud of our Diamond and Ruby solo and duet winners from Spotlight Dance Cup! Emma Cammer, Hannah Sesser, Ian Schillinger, Madeline Stout, and Melissa Bustios were amazing! Special shout out to our overall Diamond winners: 2nd overall-Crazy in Love-Madi & Emma, 5th overall Percussive Break-Ian, and 10th overall A Little Party-Melissa. Ian won the Entertainment Award and Melissa the Slamming Style Award. AWESOME!!!!!!!

Summer Offerings

Our summer schedule is out and we have PLENTY of exciting Classes, Camps, Workshops and Intensives for ages 18 months- adult. Fairy Princess camps, Nutcracker Suite camps, Hip Hop/Breakin Camps, Irish Step Dance, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Poms, Contemporary and Acro are just a few examples of what we have planned! Dance classes begin June 18th and run through July 31st. Stop in or call us to register soon as spots fill quickly. Please visit our website for fee information and a complete schedule.

Full Function Workshop

Axis of Movement now offers “Full Function”, a fusion of disciplines including the principals of Yoga, Pilates and Functional Training. Its goal is in creating Proximal Stability, Distal Mobility and Kinesthetic Awareness, the building blocks of efficient and effective movement patterns and a pain free existence. In this class you will enjoy the benefits of proper alignment and posture, enhanced balance and the creation of a symmetrical body. Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays at Axis from 5:30-6:30pm. Instructor: Chris Grotefend, Health and Fitness Professional with over 22 years of experience in coaching health and fitness. There is so much happening at the studio so please drop in for a class or stop by to pick up information on our summer camps! 451 Oak Street, Frederick (303) 833-7353

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According to a survey conducted by HomeGain of home owners nationwide, sellers are twice as likely to get their homes sold if they use a Realtor, rather than trying to sell their home themselves. All real estate licensees are not the same. Only those who are members of the National Association of Realtors are proudly called Realtors. Realtors subscribe to a strict code of ethics and are expected to maintain a higher level of knowledge of the process of buying and selling real estate. Here are just 10 of the many reasons to use a Realtor when buying or selling a home: 1. Your Realtor can provide you with objective information about each property such as community information, utilities, zoning, etc. More importantly, your Realtor can help you filter and make sense of the infinite supply of information available today, especially through the internet. 2. Your Realtor can help you negotiate. There are many negotiable items including price, terms, time frame, inclusions, exclusions, and repairs. 3. Your Realtor helps you with due diligence on the property. He or she can help you locate inspectors to provide you with a professional evaluation of the condition of the property. The Realtor can also assist in your review of the title information to see if you are getting the property free and clear. 4. Your Realtor can help you understand

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In today’s internet-driven job market, career fairs might be your only chance to make an in-person impression. They are also time savers as you can meet, consider, and even interview for multiple positions in one central location. Here are some tips to get the most out of a career fair: 1. Check the library’s guide (http://highplains.libguides.com/jobs) and your local workforce center for information regularly. Search online and be specific, “i.e. nursing career fair Denver.” Complete all pre-registration and online applications before attending. 2. If specific companies are listed, research any that seem interesting and create a game plan to ensure that you meet with representatives from each one. 3. Update your resume to reflect your current experiences and interests and include specific examples of skills that match job descriptions from the companies you researched. Consider creating a portfolio that includes copies of degrees and certifications, professional awards, work samples, and letters of reference. A portfolio can be time consuming to create, but makes a lasting impression. List your name on each page of your resume, references, and portfolio. Print multiple copies of these documents on fancy paper and carry a flash drive as back-up. Bring personal business cards if possible. Don’t forget a pen, notepad, and a folder or bag to organize the business cards and flyers you will receive. 4. Focus on making the best impression possible. Dress as carefully and professionally as you would for an interview. When introducing yourself, make eye contact, smile, and shake hands firmly. Before attending, create a one minute elevator speech about your own skills and passions to use in introductions. Most important of all – be confident and enthusiastic. For job help, visit Carbon Valley Regional Library every Tuesday for Job Zone between 1:00-2:30pm or ask a librarian for help anytime.


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Teens! Write

Colorado Christian Writers Conference YMCA of the Rockies - Estes Park Center Saturday, May 17, 2014 Panel (2:00 - 2:45)

Becoming a Writer

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Point-of-View & Show Don’t Tell are two critically important areas of fiction. Get it right and you’ve got killer fiction. Mess it up and your fiction is already dead. Tim will show you how to make your story come alive.

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Great action helps drive stories from start to finish. Do it wrong—and you’re spinning your wheels. Action isn’t just about car chases. It’s found in dialogue, interior thought, and more. Learn tips for writing action that will keep your readers gripping your book . . . and holding their breath.

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“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Really? Make it the best of times for your writing by picking up some tips for how to start your masterpiece. Research shows you have about 20 seconds to grab a reader’s attention before they stop reading your story. Don’t let that happen to you! By looking at how popular books and stories have started, you can gain the skills and insights to write a gripping beginning. And we promise— there will be no Dickens . . . or math.

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Just like the Karate Kid, we all need someone to help us diagnose the issues and get us back on track. This workshop will help you hone in on key problem areas where your story might go awry and will also help with dreaded “plotting” to keep your story moving in the correct direction.

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Three Imagine Firestone Odyssey Teams are Heading to World Competition in Iowa!

Imagine Charter School at Firestone has exciting news to share! Odyssey of the Mind is a wonderful program that teaches students how to use the team work and creativity skills they learn every day in a fun and challenging way. This is our students’ third year participating in the Odyssey of the Mind program, and has been our best year yet! We had four teams of students who, with no adult or other outside assistance, solved an in-depth problem, created their own skit to demonstrate their solution and worked on how to solve spontaneous problems as a team. At the Colorado State Competition, three of our teams placed high enough to move on to the World Finals in May. This is an amazing opportunity for these creative students to meet and compete with teams from all over the world. The Imagine Nation Inventors (top) participated in the Driver’s Test, Division 1, and placed 1st in both Regional and State competitions. The team designed, built, and drove a vehicle that traveled a course at least two times while a “student driver” attempted to complete tasks in order to pass a driver’s test. The vehicle traveled using one propulsion system and then traveled in reverse using a different propulsion system by means of stored human energy. Their performance can be seen at: The Imagineer Munchkins (middle) participated in the Stackable Structure, Division 1, and placed 2nd in both Regional and State. The team designed and built a structure made up of three separate components stacked on top of one another. The structure components were made of only balsa wood and glue, and were tested by balancing and supporting weights. The team’s structure held 135 lbs.

Their performance included the stacking of the components, placement of the weights, and an artistic representation Earth. The Ozone Playas (bottom) participated in Seeing is Believing, Division 2, and placed 1st in both Regional and State competitions. The team’s original script and performance places them in the clouds: They are Cloud People. When their Home in the Clouds is threatened by pollution from the world below, they have to invent a vehicle that will transport them down to find a solution to this potential catastrophe. The performance also includes rhymes, singing, and a moving set piece. All the teams’ performances can be viewed on the Imagine Firestone website: www. imaginefirestone.org Odyssey of the Mind teaches students valuable skills that will help them become exemplary employees in the future. There are few extracurricular activities that, among other things: • Teach students how to work in teams so they learn cooperation and respect for others • Give students the opportunity to evaluate ideas and make decisions on their own • Require students to work within a budget and manage money • Inspire students to look for more than one way to solve a problem The registration cost for each student and coach for lodging and tournament fees is $531, for a total of near $5,000 per team, and does not include travel to Ames, Iowa. The school is collecting tax deductible donations and/or sponsorships to help cover the teams’ registration and travel expenses. Your support is greatly appreciated and will go a long way in helping us reach our fundraising goal. We thank you for taking the time to consider supporting the Imagine Charter School Odyssey of the Mind teams. Please contact Lori Olson at 303772-3711 or lori.olson@imagineschools.com with any questions. All donations are tax deductible. Tax ID # 261347003

Homeschool Mom's

If you homeschool children ages 9 and older and would like to meet once a week with other homeschoolers for support, fun, and learning call me at 303-257-4689 or email Dianna_87@hotmail.com

Busy Bee Preschool is now enrolling for the 2014-2015 School year!

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By Peggy Blewett Jane Beech would like to welcome you all to Beech House Preschool. Jane has her Bachelors of Arts in Elementary Education with endorsements in Cultural Diversity and Middle School. She taught school for eight years prior to staying at home with her two daughters. Jane has taught both at the intermediate and primary grade levels, including kindergarten. She knows how to help preschoolers prepare for kindergarten. Jane was eager to return to the education field, and wanted to assist students in preparing and building a foundation for their future education. Jane decided to go into business for herself and Beech House Preschool was born, she opened its doors in August of 2013 and will be completing her first school year. Beech House Preschool is a licensed, home-based, morning/part-time preschool for children three (toilet trained) to kindergarten. It provides a family-based atmosphere with a low teacher to student ratio. Jane provides an environment that is safe, fun, and promotes the curiosity and creativity of each child. Children are engaged in age appropriate curriculum activities to help them develop socially, emotionally, physically, and academically. Beech House Preschool wants children to enjoy learning, and have the freedom to explore their curiosities without reservations. Jane’s curriculum lessons and activities emphasize letter recognition, letter sounds, basic number concepts, counting, fine and gross motor skills, problem solving, and science. Introduction to basic Spanish vocabulary is incorporated. Field trips and yoga classes are also included throughout the year. Jane feels that Early Childhood Education is essential for future growth. Research shows that brain development in children is ongoing, but greatest before the age five. Approximately 85% of intellectual, emotional, and cognitive ability is formed by kindergarten. Children who attend preschool will benefit more in those areas, which will carry on throughout their educational years. Jane looks forward to working with your child and watching them grow. She loves to see the “a-ha” moments when children learn something new and apply it to their daily lives and experiences. They laugh often and Jane enjoys planning fun activities for them to enjoy daily. Jane does this by attending educational classes relating to early childhood education which keeps her up to date with all the latest studies to help your children reach their dreams. Jane also coached girls’ basketball, girls’ volleyball, cross country, and track at the middle school level. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, traveling, reading, watching movies, playing golf and basketball, and making jewelry. If you have a child age three to kindergarten give Jane a call 720-202-4282 or email at Jane@BeechHousePreschool.com. Beech House Preschool is located west of I-25 in Frederick. It serves the Frederick, Dacono, Firestone, and Erie areas. Preschool classes are offered corresponding to the St. Vrain Valley School District's calendar. Jane is looking forward to hearing from you.

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“Mrs. Jane is a wonderful teacher. My 4 year old daughter never wants to leave school, and she comes home feeling accomplished. She can't wait to tell us what she has learned that day. She loves to learn, and asked if she can go to school every day, even on Saturday and Sunday. When my husband and I were researching schools, we wanted just a preschool, not a combination of preschool and a day care. We found this and more at Beech House Preschool. It being a home based school was just another plus. We love that the classes are small, and that the teacher is able to individualize the curriculum. If the students are at different levels, she accommodates where they are at. We also love the activities the teacher plans such as field trips to a farm to pick produce, the fire station, and yoga. My daughter attempts to teach us the yoga poses! We will not hesitate to place our younger daughter in this school when she is ready!” —C & C Rivera

“At Beech House Preschool, you will receive the comfort and feel of leaving your child with a family member, along with the results of a quality education that will ready your child for success in their elementary years! Everyday our daughter is excited to go to school!”— Destiny Plaggemeier

Tutoring

Tutor: I am a retired engineer who tutors students from 3rd grade to Sophomore math. Currently I tutor and mentor at Mead Elementary and Coal Ridge Middle School and have passed the background check for the St. Vrain School District. Looking for students for the summer. Cost is very reasonable - $20/hr for up to two students. If interested call Mike -- 303-818-1886

Child Care in the Carbon Valley Area A Perfect Place 2 Play St. Vrain Ranch (303)833-4631 

Carbon Valley Child Care Carbon Valley Area (303)833-0398 

Future Footprints Daycare Ridgecrest (303)833-5778 

Kids First Preschool Booth Farms (720)939-9954 

Little Feet Childcare Frederick (720)532-2573 

Teddys Kids Messiah Lutheran School Robyn’s Nest Pre-school 1335 Francis St., Longmont Firestone - St. Vrain Ranch Oak Meadows (303)651-3345 (303)833-3762  (303)776-3466

All About the Little Ones Countryside (720)226-8844

Country Kids Preschool Mead (970)535-4825 

Hand-N-Hand Daycare Tri-town area (720)244-0963 

Kim Sanger’s Family Child Care, Erie (303)828-4620 

Little Peeps & Co. Sharpe Farms (720)352-7522

Miss Amy’s Preschool St. Vrain Ranch (303)833-4030 

Sharon’s Daycare Ridgecrest (303)833-4529 

The Little Crowe’s Nest Centex Country Side (303) 833-5253

Heart & Hand Child Care Platteville (970)785-6138 

Leaps of Knowledge Savannah (303)466-6999

Little People’s Place Fox Run (303)702-0057 

Miss Ross's Daycare Firestone (858)228-0619 

Shooting Stars Daycare Summit View Estates-Fred (303)684-6464 

3 Generations Home Daycare Sagebrush (303) 833-4483 

Beech House Preschool LLC Creative Kids Child Care Sweetgrass Wyndham Hill (303)464-0175  (720)202-4282  Bloom! Montessori Preschool in Longmont (303)776-8173 

Creative Years Learning Ctr A Home Away from Home Carbon Valley Sagebrush (303)833-9001  (303)833-3197 

Learning to Grow Childcare Little Wonders Daycare Stoneridge Wyndham Hill (303)868-9864 (303)774-0874 

Mommy Daycare Booth Farms (303)776-9484 

Soaring Eagles Child Care Prairie Ridge Elementary (720)494-3641

Bright Future Childcare Longview (303)702-0908 

Cynthia’s Child Care (303)564-5697

Husky Club @ Centennial Elementary (720)652-8240

Lisa Day Care Savannah (303)833-5646 

Lion’s Den Legacy Elementary (720)652-8169

Peanut Gallery Child Care Firestone-Sagebrush (303) 908-3303 

Sweet Things Childcare Booth Farms 303-774-6322 

Imaginations at Work Firestone (303)833-6745 

Little Critters Firestone (303)833-3282 

Marcy’s Daycare Old Frederick (303)833-3411 

Playhouse Day Care St. Vrain Ranch (303)833-3648 

Tammy’s Daycare St. Vrain Ranch-Firestone (303)833-2791  Tatum’s Little Hands Ridgecrest (303)345-3339 

Bugs & Flowers Daycare Stoneridge (970)388-6762  Busy Bee Preschool Ridgecrest (303)833-5022 

Exploring Minds Academy Erie (303)828-3452  Frederick Day Care Country Side 720.362.2644  Frederick Discovery School (303)679-1413

Grandma Bea’s Day Care Mead (970)535-0109 

Little Blessings Preschool LLC Melissa’s Toddler Town Sagebrush Raspberry Hill (303)834-8420  303-482-5352 

Robin’s Nest Family Care Firestone (303)833-4536 

Traditions Childcare Raspberry Hill (720) 204-6089  Wee Folks Childcare Ridgecrest (303)304-4509   Licensed Provider~If you provide

child care please e-mail information to carbonvalley@gmail.com. This listing is free as space is available. The CVCR is not responsible for any errors or issues with individuals/services.


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Lunch Menu •May•7th•

Grief Support Group This group is to assist in the grieving process. If you have lost a spouse, friend or loved one, con-sider joining this informal discussion group. (Bring a brown bag lunch or sack if this is your lunch hour. We will provide the drinks. Meets the second and fourth Friday of each month 1:00 pm- 2:30 pm at the Prairie Greens Club House led by Merv and Jane Dick Cancer Support Meets the second Monday of every month from 11am to 12:30 pm. Meets at the Prairie Green Club House. This caring and sharing group meets with those that have had or presently have cancer. Facilitator: Jane Dick G.I. Coffee Hour Day: Fridays Time: 9:30 am Stop at the senior center for coffee and catch up on the latest news with other veterans. We will have snacks or something sweet to enjoy with your bottomless cup of coffee. Trips and Events Upcoming Over Night Trips Savannah *NEW DATE!* September 12-22, 2014 $850 Jekyll Island and Beaufort —10 days, Motor Coach, Lodging, tours plus 18 meals. Deposits ($75/ per person) Black Hawk Gambling Trip Back by popular demand! Try your luck up in the Hills! We start out at Lady Luck Casino, but you are free to visit any casino of your choosing. Meals at your own expense. May 13, 2014 9:30 am departure to 4:00pm-approx. return time Registration Deadline: May 3, 2014 Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco Giants Come out to the ball game and root for the home team as the Colorado Rockies take on the San Francisco Giants in an afternoon game! May 22, 2014 Cost: Member, Resident $14.25/ Member, Non Res. $15.25/Non-Member $16.25 12:00 pm departure (Game at 1:10 pm) 6:00-approx. return time Registration Deadline: May 5, 2014 Nissi’s Live Music & Bistro Enjoy great food and the cool sounds of “When It Was.” A tribute to the legends of Jazz and standards of the past at Lafayette’s hidden treasure! Dinner at your own expense. May 29, 2014 Cost: Member, Resident $12/Member, Non Res. $13/ Non-Member $14 6:00 pm- departure (Show at 7:30) 10:00 pm-approx. return time Registration Deadline May 19

Burrito bar with your choice of chicken or beef, green chili, & churros. Catered by Hacienda Jalisco. May 14th Roasted Chicken, broccoli, baked potato and dessert. Catered by Pepper Jack’s. May 21st Spaghetti and meatballs, garden salad and roll. Catered by Pete’s Place. May 28th Buffet featuring a few favorite entrees, egg rolls, and your choice of rice. Catered by Wah Wok.


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CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATES!

BrandonWe are So thankful that God gave you to us! Thank you for always making us laugh and being such a thoughtful person. We can't wait to see what your future brings! Love Dad, Mom, Brady, Paige!

Congratulations Bobby! I am very proud of you. May all of your dreams come true. Love, Mom

Erie Community Library

Weld County Senior Nutrition Lunch Program in CV

The Erie Community Library is located at 400 Powers Street, Erie. For more information on any of the programs listed, visit www. MyLibrary.us or call 720-685-5200.

The Weld County Senior Nutrition Program serves hot, nutritious meals to seniors 60+ at the Carbon Valley Recreation Center located at 701 Fifth St, Fredrick. All food is provided by UNC in Greeley Colorado each Thursday at 12:00 pm. Seniors 60+ and their spouses are eligible, as are persons who reside in subsidized housing complex’s that provide meal site nutrition programs. A small donation of $3 is suggested, but certainly not required. Check us out. It is a lot of fun! To make or cancel a reservation, please call 303-833-3660 by 11am prior to Wednesday the week of lunch. If you do not have a reservation, please drop in and we will see if we can fit you in as a walk-in.

Library News

Carbon Valley Regional Library

The Carbon Valley Regional Library is located at 7 Park Avenue, Firestone. For more information on any of the programs listed, visit www.MyLibrary.us or call 1-888-861-7323.

May Menu: May 8

Swedish Meatballs over Parslied Whole Wheat Pasta, Coleslaw with Pineapple and Raisins, Chilled Mixed Fruit, Multigrain Roll, Margarine,

May 15

Roast Turkey with Gravy, Apple Cranberry Dressing, Sweet Potato Casserole, Pear Halves and Blueberries, Whole Wheat Roll, Margarine.

May 22

Teriyaki Beef on Brown Rice, Broccoli and Cauliflower with Honey Yogurt Dressing, Mixed Fruit Salad, Crunchy Fruit and Nut Mix, Cherry Crisp.

May 29

Baked Parmesan Chicken and Gravy, Roasted Potato Medley with Onion, glazed Carrots, Chilled Kiwi Sections, Whole Wheat Roll, Margarine. Be sure to look for a feature article in the June issue of the Carbon Valley Consumer Report!

Frederick Wrestling Club Credited for Wins

The Frederick Wrestling Club has amazing, dedicated coaches. Layne Latoski (above) with Frederick Wrestling Club medaled in 17 tournaments placing 1st-4th place. He received 4 First Place trophies, placed in 2 State tournaments, as well as placing in a National Tournament receiving All American Status this year for the 20132014 wrestling season. Layne also received the MVP award through the Frederick Wrestling Club. Frederick Wrestling Club really has some amazing coaches and Layne has learned so many lifelong skills not only for on the mat but for life in general. Thank you to all the coaches.

GoAirheads Airsoft Field GOAIRHEADS SUMMER CAMPS Early Registrations NOW OPEN for Airsoft Summer Camps June 16th-June 20th. email dianna_87@hotmail.com or call Dianna 303-257-4689 for forms and questions

z Club Tech@Your Library: Scratch That! - Learn to use Scratch, an MIT-developed programming language designed to help children create interactive stories and games while learning basic computer coding. During the class, we'll introduce basic Scratch skills, give your Tween time to create a project and share their work. Limit 12 children; registration required. – 4 pm. Tuesday, May 13. z Business Start-Up Orientation –This free comprehensive program has been designed to be a starting place for anyone who is considering jumping into business for the first time (or the second time with a better outcome). This seminar will provide you with a Colorado Start-Up Guide, free library resources to support your business and websites, as well as a general overview of the things to consider when starting a business, including: business licensing requirements, business taxes you are required to pay, legal forms of organization, components of a business plan, marketing essentials, management requirements, financial planning, funding your business, grant opportunities, putting a business plan together, and launching your business. Registration required. - 6 pm. Thursday, May 22. z Summer Extravaganza – It's a Safety Fair! It's a Shred-a-Thon! It's a Toucha-Truck program! Families of all ages are invited for this fun, educational and useful event. - 11 am. Saturday, May 31.

z High Plains Garden Talk: Native Plants in the Landscape – Dave Sutherland of the City of Boulder's Open Space and Mountain Parks division will talk about choosing and planting native plants for the home garden. – 6:30 pm; Tuesday, May 6. z Doctor Who Galaxy Party - This is a gathering of the friends of the Time Lords. Both new and avid fans will find fun stuff to do. Try your luck at trivia and win the Weeping Angel trophy, or make your own Sonic Screwdriver. Come in costume if you'd like! Registration required. – 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 7. z Local History Series: Colorado Modernists from the Kirkland Museum Collection When Colorado painter John Thompson participated in the Denver “Armory” exhibition in 1919, he and his fellow modernists were labeled “Bolsheviks” by the critic in the Rocky Mountain News. Spend an evening learning about Thompson and the brave painters who followed and learn how modern painting helped build the modern west, illustrated by works from the Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art. Erie Community Center, 450 Powers Street, Erie. 7:00 pm; Thursday, May 15. z High Plains Garden Talk: Container Gardening – Erie Resident and horticulturist Charlotte Rose will talk about best practices for container gardening in Colorado's dry climate. – 6:30 pm; Tuesday, May 20. z Magic the Gathering Card Game - Come play or learn how to play Magic the gathering. We will be providing decks for 'peasant" format Magic the gathering, so come on out and learn to play, or test your skills against others! Registration required. – 1:00 pm; Wednesday, May 28 z Minecraft Group - Whether it is your first time or you have tons of experience, join us to play minecraft on the ipads here at the library. Each meeting will have a secret challenge; do you think you have the skills to be the first to complete the challenge? Registration is required. – 1 pm; Thursday, May 29.

Firestone Awards Contract for Pavement Condition Survey

To inventory the current condition of streets in Firestone, the Firestone Board of Trustees awarded a contract to Infrastructure Management Services at its March 26, 2014, meeting to conduct an intensive pavement condition survey this year. The survey will provide critical data, accelerated results and significant cost savings for street rehabilitation. The survey will be conducted in May and will gather all information from every street within Town within a few days. Information gathered will be done using a laser to perform a surface condition assessment of all streets. Eleven laser sensors will look at pavement cracking, texture, rutting, roughness, grade and more to determine the condition. In addition, the lasers will use GPS technology to locate and inventory all roadway signs. Deflection testing will also be done to determine the sub grade of the materials under the roadways. The results will allow the Town to rank and prioritize street rehabilitation with scientific data. Town staff will utilize the condition survey throughout the next several budget processes to direct funding to make repairs to streets. The street and park dedicated tax increase, which was passed by voters in November 2013, will provide the allocated money to conduct the condition survey and fund street projects moving forward. The Firestone Board of Trustees believes it will be instrumental for the Town to conduct this survey every three to five years to reevaluate the condition of the streets.


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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

June June16th 20th 16th- -20th Free FreeEvent Event

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Catholic Church by providing gifts for the children of the parish who are receiving their Sacraments and hosting the receptions for these Sacramental functions. In order to do this, they organize various fund raisers which include an annual Lady’s Tea & Fashion Show, a Sweetheart Brunch, and for the first time, a Box Lunch Social. The Box Lunch Social will be held on June 8th from 11:00 am-1:30 pm at St Theresa’s Parish Hall located across the street from the church at 436 5th St, in Frederick Colorado. You Ages 4– to 11 are invited to eat at the hall, or feel free to take your lunch with you. There4–will Ages tobe11seating inside or you can opt to bring a blanket and join us for a picnic on the grassy area. PRE-REGISTER at www.prairiecc.org PRE -REGISTER atlunch www.prairiecc.org Box Lunches must be ordered ahead of time and the cost for the box is $10.00 to be M– TH 9 am to 12:00pm paid for at the time of order. Lunch includes: a sub sandwich, chips, fruit, cookie, and M– TH 9 pickle, am to 12:00pm a beverage. Auxiliary members will be on hand to take your orders on Saturday, May 24th & FRIDAY is VBS Family Fun Night 5-8:00pm May 31st between 7:00 pm and 8:00FRIDAY pm and on Sunday 25th &Fun June Night 1st you can place is VBSMay Family 5 -8:00pm your orders between 11:30 am-12:30 pm, 1:30- 2:30 pm and 6:00- 7:00 pm.  Bring your Bible * your Bible * Please help This event is open to all members of the parish and to Bring the public community. Each summer there is a Prairie perpetual dilemma for the teensChurch of our community. Community FarmToo young us make this event a successful one! If you need more information on how to place your order Prairie Community Church Farm for a job, but too old for traditional summertime programming, what is a teen supposed to do? contact Sue Mason at 303-833-3506. Wallow in some form of digital entertainment? 9993 WCR 11, 9993 WCR 11, Last Summer, LIFE Fellowship Frederick created “Youthof in the Community”, a weeklong On theofsouthwest corner Birch and Sable On the southwest corner of Birch and Sable full-day program comprised of two parts: Work Hard and Play Hard. Each morning the teens infosupervision call theand church (303)651 For more info call the church at (303)651 -1640 were divided into severalFor teamsmore under adult dispersed at throughout the -1640 area. Their objective was to serve some family in need. Some projects lasted the full week, others just a few hours. The result was 14 homes that were blessed by their efforts. More importantly, many teens realized for the first time that they could make a difference right now at an early age. After a good lunch, this same group of teens would clean up and go out for an afternoon of amazing fun together. A different experience was enjoyed each day. These young men and women soon realized that they had far more fun together than they ever would have had by themselves! LIFE Fellowship of Frederick is excited to once again make this opportunity available to our community June 9th-14th. If you have a teen from 12-16 years of age, then we love to have them participate. The cost is $75 per participant and covers all food and activity fees for the entire week. We have space this year for up to 75 students. Please visit lifefrederick.org/youth-in-the-community to see a video of last year’s experience as well as to receive more information on the program itself. Also, if you have a need for help around your house, please feel free to contact us at the same website or by emailing us at info@lifefrederick.org.

June 16th - 20th Free Event

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Centering Prayer

Area Churches Dacono New Horizons Christian Church Worship 10:00 a.m. & Bible School 9:00a 303-833-3013 530 Cherry St., Dacono Pastor Rob Thomas

Carbon Valley 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.carbonvalleysda.org Northern Hills Christian Church Services & Sun. School at 9:09a & 10:44a Saturday Service at 5:05 p.m. 720-685-1717 www.NorthernHills.cc 5061 E. 160th Ave., Dacono/Brighton Pastor Thomas The Fort Foursquare Church Sun. Worship 11:00 AM 217 4th St., Dacono, CO 80514 thefortchurch@yahoo.com Pastor David Findley Frederick Living Water North Gate Thursday’s: Youth Group 7pm Friday’s: Celebrate Recovery 7pm Sunday’s: Donuts, Coffee & Juice 9-10am Sunday’s: Celebration Time - 10am First Saturday of every month: The Brook Worship Night at 7pm Call 303-668-1329 for current Home Groups and Bible Studies info 7073 Colo. Blvd. Frederick www.livingwater.la Pastor: Steve Owings L.I.F.E. Fellowship Sun. School 9a & Service 10a 451 Oak St., Frederick (303)451-5433 www.lifefrederick.org Pastor Brady Thornton St. Theresa Catholic Church 502 Walnut Street, Frederick Mass: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 8:30am Saturday: 6:00pm Sun.: 10:30am and 12:30pm Espanol & 5:00pm Espanol (303) 833-2966 Fr. Hernan Florez, Pastor

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; www.sfdimitrie.org Rev. Fr. Loan Bogdan Rocky Mountain Christian Church Frederick Campus Non-denominational Christian Sun. Worship 9:30 & 11:00 a.m. 5860 Majestic St (CR13 N. of Hwy 52), Frederick 303.652.2211 www.rmcc.org Lead Pastor Shan Moyers St. Brigit Episcopal Church Sun. Worship: 9:30am 110 Johnson St. Frederick 720-208-0280 www.stbrigit.org Pastor: Felicia SmithGraybeal Cowboy Christian Fellowship Wednesdays from 7-8 p.m. Rinn UMC 3783 Weld Cty Rd 20 Frederick Sue-Marie or Galen at 3- 661-0841. or e-mail gasue303@msn.com. 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 Rinn United Methodist Church Worship 9:30a Sun. School 10:45a Cowboy Fellowship Weds. 7:00p 3783 WCR 20 & I-25 W., Frontage Rd. 303-776-1578 rinnumc@hotmail.com Rev. Barbara Johns-Schleicher

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 www.tri-townbaptist.com Pastor Don Veazey Firestone Prairie Community Church Worship Service Sun. at 10:30 a.m. (303)651-1640 www.prairiecc.org Coal Ridge M.S., 6201 Booth Dr, Firestone Pastor Brian Thompson

To open a space for deeper contemplation, St. Brigit is offering a short evening each week with Centering Prayer followed by a group reading and Discussion. Mondays, join us for Centering prayer at 6pm. Reading/Discussion at 7pm. We meet at 110 Johnson St. Frederick, CO, visit stbrigit.org for directions/info, questions - Call Barb 303-588-4556 Grace Point Community Church Firestone, CO 80520 720-217-3407 www.go2gracepoint.com Pastor Tim Lyon

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 Gardne

Firestone Baptist Church Sun. School 9a Worship 10a 4040 Coriolos Way, Frederick (Carbon Valley Academy) www.firestonebaptist.com 303-736-9959 Pastor Jason Kokenzie

Calvary Bible Church Sun. Worship 10:30 am Erie High School-3150 WCR 5-Erie Student Ministry for Middle & High School 303-442-3484 www.calvarybible.com

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 (www.stlukeorthodox.org) 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 www.lifesongchurch.org 500 Briggs St., Erie St. Scholastica Catholic Church Liturgy: Tuesday 6:00pm Saturday 3:00pm ; Sun. 9:00am 303-828-4221 or 303-833-2966 Main & Wells in Erie, CO Fr. Hernan Florez, Administrator 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 Impact Rock Church (303) 835-4214 www.impactrock.com 470 Briggs St Erie, CO 80516 Rejoice Lutheran Church Sun. Worship: 8:00am and 10:30am Renovations are completed & we are worshipping at 3413 Lowell Lane, Erie. 303-828-3953 www.rejoicelutheran.net Pastor Ruby Narucki Living the Truth Ministries Bible believing Church; We want to grow with you. Sun. 10 am and 6 pm Thursday 6 pm 545 Main St., Erie, CO (720)272-2026 Pastor Carl Gerdes

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 Mead Abundant Life Church Sun. Service & Sun. School 10:00a 970-535-0311 4380 Hwy. 66 (.3 mile east of I-25 on south) revspeaks@earthlink.net Pastor Jim Coleman Guardian Angels Catholic Church 15179 3rd Ave. (WCR 7) in Mead 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 in lieu of 7:30a 970-535-0721 info@meadangels.org Rev. Alan Hartway, Administrator Mead United Methodist Church Sun. Worship - 9:00am 511 Palmer Ave, Mead, (970)535-4249 Pastor Mark Heiss Longmont Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church Sun. Services 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. 640 Alpine St., Longmont, CO 80504 303-776-1789 www.coslongmont.org Calvary Chapel of Longmont Sun. Service @ 09:30am Thursday Worship & Prayer @ 07:00pm 1801 Sunset Place Suite D in Longmont 303-870-1861 Pastor: Michael Patrick

LifeBridge Christian Church Worship Saturdays at 5 p.m. & Sundays at 9:30 & 11 a.m. 10345 Ute Hwy, Longmont 303.776.2927 www.lbcc.org Pastor Rick Rusaw Platteville St. John Ev. Lutheran Church Sun. School & Bible Class - 9:00 a.m. Sun. Worship - 10:00 a.m. 310 Byers Ave - Platteville (970)785-2021 Pastor Wm. Leerssen Messiahville Baptist 4700 CR 6 (east of I-25) Sun. School 9:45a Service 11a 720-253-5783 NoahsBiblePark.com Pastor Corey Seulean Pastor Moore New Life in Christ Church Iglesia Nueva Vida en Cristo Sun Service 11:00/Servicio Domingo 11:00 a Tues. Bible Study 7:00 pm Martes Estudio Biblico 7:00 pm We are a bilingual church. Somos una iglesia bilingue. 307 Salisbury Ave., Platteville, CO (303)833-2870 Pastor Jose V. Saenz Ft. Lupton Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church Sun. Worship 9:00 a.m. Sun. School & Bible Study 10:30 a.m. (303) 857-6827 www.mtcalvaryluth.org 650 S. Park Ave. Ft. Lupton Pastor Keith L. Besel Saint Andrews Episcopal Church Worship 8am Sun. 303-650-6170 204 Park Avenue Ft. Lupton Reverend Gary Sitton Lafayette Flatirons Community Church 355 W South Boulder Road, Lafayette Sat. 5p & 6:45p and Sun. 9a & 10:45a 303-664-5524 Jim Bergen

St. Columba Orthodox Church Anglican/ Western Rite Sun. Matins 8:30a, Divine Liturgy 9:30a 726 N 119th at Highway 7, Lafayette 720-208-6281 www.stcolumbachurch.org Fr. Les Bundy, Pastor Cairn Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Progressive, Open and Engaged Sunday Worship:10:00 a.m. Education Hour: 11:30 a.m. www.cairnchristianchurch.com www.facebook.com/cairnchristian.church 1700 Stonehenge Drive Lafayette, CO 80026 303-442-1861 (p); 303-442-6413 (f) Rev. Dr. Charisa Hunter-Crump CharisaHunterCrump@ CairnChristianChurch.com Misc Areas Seventh Day Baptist Church Sabbath (Saturday) Worship 9:45 am Sabbath School 11:30 am 303-541-9097 www.sdbboulder.org 6710 Arapahoe Rd. Boulder pastorsteveo@gmail.com Pastor Steve Osborn Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 9029 Grand Mesa Avenue, Frederick Rinn Valley Ward Bishop Paul Glover 303-815-5059 Sacrament Meeting: 9 a.m. Saddleback Ward Bishop David Parker 303-833-2121 Sacrament Meeting: 11 a.m. Northern Hills Church Meets Sundays at 9:00 and 10:45am 5061 E. 160th Ave Brighton, CO (on Hwy 7) 720.685.1717 www.northernhills.cc Pastor Rob Kelly If your church is in the Tri-Towns, Erie, or Mead—please e-mail information and we will be happy to list it here, free of charge, to ads@cvadz.com


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Imagine Charter School

Magic Wand Cleaning Service

A Focus on Content Learning in Kindergarten–Second Grade

With the implementation of new curriculum standards in Colorado for the upcoming school year, we believe that Imagine is positioned for a smooth transition. Our focus on history and science studies, expectations that students read both fiction and non-fiction text, and Math in Focus mathematics program, along with a focus on character education combine to develop students who are strong in both mind and heart. Come join us in our exciting learning adventure highlighted below! Kindergarten In both our half-day and full-day kindergarten option, students are provided with engaging learning opportunities. Students learn phonemic awareness, decoding and encoding and important reading comprehension strategies to help them grow as readers and writers. To enhance their number sense and math problem solving, they work on patterns and classification, money, beginning computation strategies, measurement, and geometry. Students also have the opportunity to study plants, animals, the human body, seasons and weather, an overview of the seven continents, Christopher Columbus’ journey, the pilgrims, and Independence Day. Our full-day kindergarten students have gotten the opportunity to sing the national anthem at a sports game, participate in service learning projects about recycling, and learn about famous artists and their masterpieces and then recreate these masterpieces on their own. First Grade Students in first grade also get opportunities to grow and learn in both important core subjects and in character. First grade students expand on their reading skills. They continue to work on phonemic awareness, decoding, word recognition, and oral reading skills. They also focus on comprehension skills that are important to be able to process the fiction and non-fiction stories they read. Teachers carry these strategies into writing, helping students to grow as budding authors. Mathematics understanding expands in first grade. Students focus on numbers and number sense, money, adding and subtracting, measurement, and geometry. Students love continuing their studies in social studies and science. They learn about Mesopotamia, ancient Egypt, the Maya, Inca, and Aztec civilizations, English settlers, the American Revolution, and the modern civilization and culture of Mexico. In science they learn about habitats, oceans and undersea life, animal classification, germs and preventing illnesses, the human body, matter, electricity, and astronomy. Second Grade Second grade students continue to grow in reading, writing, math, science, and social studies as well as character. To ensure that second graders are fluent readers and

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Abby Renner Selected QSC Agents of the Month

Real estate professional, Abby Renner of RE/MAX Alliance, Fort Collins, CO, has received national recognition as Agent of the Month by Quality Service Certification, Inc. Abby was selected for this honor from among QSC’s 22,000+ members. Singled out because of her results from customer satisfaction surveys administered by Leading Research Corporation (LRC), Abby has attained a flawless record of consistently earning 100% client service satisfaction. For three consecutive years she has been granted the Quality Service Certified® Platinum status, representing the highest level of service achievement in the real estate industry. Client feedback from the surveys becomes a part of Abby’s credentials. An overall satisfaction rating, detailed survey results and customer comments are publicly displayed on her consumer website profile at www.ratedagent.com where buyers and sellers have the ability to select a real estate professional based upon each agent’s validated record of service satisfaction. “No professional achievement is as important as the delivery of exceptionally satisfying service, and the QSC status is the only recognition in the real estate industry based upon independently validated, measurable service quality and customer satisfaction results. 100% service satisfaction like Abby Renner has achieved is just awesome,” says Larry D. Romito, President of QSC.

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able to comprehend all text, fiction and non-fiction, teachers focus on decoding, word recognition, and oral reading. They also focus on actively responding to the written word when reading and comprehending. Expectations in writing continue to grow with students producing many different types of pieces including stories, reports, letters, and poems. Students learn the writing process and work on editing and revising. Second grade math expands on what the students learn in first grade. Students learn number sense, fractions, money, addition, subtraction, multiplication, linear measurement, weight, capacity, time, temperature, and geometry. Second graders at Imagine love their studies in social studies and science. They have the opportunity to learn about Asia, India, and China, ancient Greece, the Constitution, the War of 1812, westward expansion, the Civil War, immigration, and civil rights. In science, students study life cycles, the water cycle, insects, the digestive and excretory system, and magnetism. As a K-8 school, our learning adventures do not end in grade 2. In fact, the Core TH Knowledge sequence spirals ANNUAL nicely right through 8th grade. But the foundation is laid in these lower elementary years. Along with these core subjects, hosted by the Frederick H.S. Alumni Association full day kindergarten students Friday, June 20, 2014 through 2nd graders enjoy Bella Rosa Golf Course technology, music, art, PE, and 5330 WCR 20 • Frederick, CO • 303-678-2940 introductory Latin. Even in these Scholarship Benefit for Frederick High School Graduates early years, our tech program is structured to introduce Entry Fee: $75.00 per Golfer students to the building blocks Includes Green Fees/Cart, Lunch and Prizes (includes $35 Donation) of computer programming. We Hole Sponsor Fee: $100.00 Includes $85.00 Donation are now enrolling in all grades, Entries must be received no later than June 13, 2014. but are focusing specifically on the early elementary years. We Friday, June 20th: would love to have your child Check in time starts at 7:00 join us! Call us at 303-772A.M. Shotgun start 8:00 A.M. 3711 for more information or to 4 Person Scramble: Mens & Mixed Team schedule a tour.

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Tutor: I am a retired engineer who tutors students from 3rd grade to Sophomore math. Currently I tutor and mentor at Mead Elementary and Coal Ridge Middle School and have passed the background check for the St. Vrain School District. Looking for students for the summer. Cost is very reasonable - $20/hr for up to two students. If interested call Mike -- 303-818-1886 [5-14]

NEED SOME HELP AROUND THE HOUSE? How about an extra pair of hands or set of wheels? Whether you’re slightly older and want to stay independent or just would like a little relaxation and free time while some of the more mundane activities of your life get done, I can help. Services include: pet sitting, house sitting, watering plants, light housekeeping, a little yard maintenance, running errands, drop off and pick up to the airport, taking you to appointments, picking up the kids...and more. Call Chelsea at 303819-3541 or email Toffie2002@aol.com [5-14]

A BREEZE PET FRIENDS..I am Fully Insured and Bonded with a CPR Pet certification..I am here to care for your LOVED ONES in your home while you are away..I provide Pet Sitting..Daily Dog Walks..Pet Visits.. House Sitting..Errands..Etc...I have taken care of a wide variety of animals..Including special needs furkids..I will administer medication and shots if needed..and LOTS and LOTS of LOVE...I have 7 years experience..will provide you with a list of References..I look forward to meeting all of you and your furkids...Call Donna 720-8791423 or email me at abreezepets@yahoo.com [5-14]

NAIL TECH WANTED Green pear Salon is looking for a Nail Technician to work Part-Time. If you are interested please contact Concha at 303-887-2727 or stop by: Green Pear Salon, 142 6th St Unit #6 Frederick CO 80530, 303-833-4586 [5-14]

PEACE OF MIND PET SERVICES All aspects of pet (and home) care while you're away from your home. Experienced/References • Serving the Tri-Town area. Leave a message for Norma @ 303-833-3164 [4-14]

Keep your pets at home while you travel the world! I’m an experienced (12 years), reliable pet and house sitter. I will walk, feed, cuddle, entertain and exercise your pets. I can stay at your house or develop a daily schedule for your cats, dogs, horses, birds or reptiles. I can give medication and shots. References available. Price depends on service provided. Call Chelsea at 303-819-3541 or email toffie2002@aol.com [5-14]

Remodels • Basement Renovations • Hardwood and Tile Floors • Garages • Roofing • Cement Work and Driveways • Decks • Add-on Rooms….Call for estimate…over 25 years experience… local references available! Bob’s Contracting Services, Inc. - 303-651-9460 [3-14]

Keep your pets at home while you travel the world! I’m an experienced (12 years), reliable pet and house sitter. I will walk, feed, cuddle, entertain and exercise your pets. I can stay at your house or develop a daily schedule for your cats, dogs, horses, birds or reptiles. I can give medication and shots. References available. Price depends on service provided. Call Chelsea at 303-819-3541 or email toffie2002@aol.com [4-14]

SIMPLY SAID DESIGNS ~ Designs that can be applied to walls, glass, metal, ceramic and even more for that personalized look. www.mysimplysaiddesigns. com/1503/ or 970-535-0852

Looking For Extra Income? Work From Home! 57 year old Home-Based Business, Great Income, Free Online Training, Flexible Hours. No Inventory, No Employees, No Overhead. You'll Love The Products Too. Visit http://jobfreedomtoday.net/ [5-14]

VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS POST 9741 We are searching for veterans to join us and become DONATE YOUR CAR,TRUCK,BOAT, OR RV TO WWW. an active part of our Tri Town communities. Stop by and DEVELOMENTALDISABLED.ORG CALL 303-659-8086 chat with a member to find out about our program any [5-14] Tuesday and Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at 911 Carbondale Dr. Dacono, Co. 303-833-3248 [4-14]

Small engine service and repair - Lawnmowers, Snow Blowers, rototillers, etc. Call Terry at 303-833-2959 [5-14]

For Sale: Small 4' Utility Trailer. $300 303.833.4013 [5-14]

Wanted to hire: Experienced Line Cook. Stop in at Pepper Jack's Grille at I-25 & Hwy 52 to fill out application. We are a busy restaurant and need experienced staff. [5-14]

For Sale: 6 used canvas camera bags in great condition, from small to large, from $2 to $15 each. 303-833-1738 [5-14]

Free Fertilizer...Bring your shovel and vehicle. 303-833-0345 [5-14] Hiring Summer Garden Coordinator for Brigit's Bounty Giving Garden in Frederick : 6 hours/wk for 15 weeks starting June 1st. Submit resumes to BBCR, 110 Johnson St. Frederick CO 80530 [4-14] Do You Have a Green Thumb? I have the Veggie/ Flower garden space for you 303-746-1381 [5-14]

Horse Boarding: $375/month for a stall with attached run; fodder fed, indoor & outdoor arena, round pen, pasture. Brandi 303.359.3102 [5-14]

6 drawer dark wooden desk with two writing pull-out boards, two-5 shelf Narrow wooden bookcases, TV stand on casters. Call 303.746.1381 [5-14]

AB TILT & TONE, ANKLE WTS & Punching Bag 303-746-1381 [4-14] Dog Grooming: Licensed Home groomer has availability. Call Brandi for an appointment. 303.359.3102 [5-14] 2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 62K, one owner, excellent condition $9600 303-926-9645 [5-14]


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Rachel Flutcher, Executive Director | Office at Adams Bank & Trust | Firestone | 303.833.5933 rachel@carbonvalleychamber.com | www.carbonvalleychamber.com | www.facebook.com/carbonvalleychamber

Board of Directors

Bill Meier|June Werner|Franki Bertram|Jenny Breitenfeldt|David Pickett|Matt Martin|Tina Ramey|Jay Stype|Angie Sanders

Building creative partnerships & developing lasting relationships in order to grow business in the Carbon Valley area.

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Business After Hours – usually the 1st Thursday of each month at various host locations Business Luncheon – 3rd Thursday of each month at various locations All Business Matters – 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at Bella Rosa Golf Course from 8:15 a.m. to 9:25 a.m. Expresso for Entrepreneurs – 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at The Brew at Deja Lu from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Mind Your Business monthly workshop – 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Brew at Deja Lu from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Carbon Valley Chamber Ambassadors, Wednesday, April 16th 8:00AM - 9:00AM at The Brew and Deja lu Books. Join this exciting group of business leaders, share ideas for outreach, and volunteer to serve at events. All are welcome! Upstate Colorado Economic Business Development Luncheon, Friday, April 25th at 11:30-1:00 p.m. at Bella Rosa Golf Course Free Business Counseling Monday, April 14th from 8:00AM - 2:00PM at the Chamber Conference and Resource Room. Call Jesse Esparza (720-837-0416) to set up an appt.

Join Or Renew Now

If you are not a member of this dynamic chamber, contact the Chamber office at 303833-5933 or email info@carbonvalleychamber.com. For more information, please visit our website at www.carbonvalleychamber.com.

Next Business Luncheon: Thursday, May 15th, 11:30AM – 1:00PM SouthWest Weld County Offices I-25 Frontage Road (North of Hwy. 11) Firestone, CO

All New I-25 Kia Grand Opening

4 Key Principles Setting I-25 Kia Apart From The Competition

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I-25 Kia, Colorado’s Kia Volume Dealer, and Used Car Superstore, has begun operations at their beautiful new facility. Located at the adjacent lot to their old building, the new facility comes with cutting edge amenities and customer service initiatives. Their new facility continues to employ the same great staff that has allowed them continuous recognition as one of the top Google, Edmunds, Dealerrater and Cars.com Kia dealers in the state. The new facility is partially owned under the Ehrlich Family of Dealerships umbrella, doing business in CO since 1946. “We have adopted 4 Key Principles to help differentiate and set us apart from the competition,” says Phil Marzolf, Dealer Principal of the all new I-25 Kia. These 4 key principles are People, Knowledge, Process and Facility. “By adopting and concentrating on these 4 key principles we will be able to simplify and efficiently execute the purpose of our business, taking care of and exceeding customer expectations”, says Phil. The new facility was built with many Green initiatives from LED lot lighting, Dyson Hand Dryers in restrooms, Clean Burn waste oil heating, recycled coffee cups, recycling bins, recycled solid surface counter tops, energy efficient windows, and forest certified cabinetry to name a few. It will continue to develop and promote environmentally friendly initiatives through their Knowledge principle. “The culture of our dealership and how we are portrayed to the General Public, and of course our employees, is very important”, continues Phil. “Without a strong culture based on our 4 key principles, we will be an average dealership. Being average is not an option for us”, Phil says. The all new I-25 Kia begins their new business with a great attitude towards customer service and ensuring customer’s vehicle needs, from Sales, Parts and Service are exceeded. The all new I-25 Kia Grand Opening is going on now and they welcome all previous, existing and future customers to stop by for a visit. Inventory levels of new Kias are at an all time high. 250 plus Kias are available, like the 2014 Kia Soul, Optima, Sorento, Rio, Forte, Sportage, Cadenza and the all new 2015 Kia K900. I-25 Kia has been chosen to sell the exciting K900, one of only 3 Kia dealers in the state will sell this premium luxury sedan. I-25 Kia also has 170 used vehicles to choose and a great selection priced under $10 grand. At I-25 Kia you’ll be greeted with a friendly no pressure atmosphere along with your choice of Coffee, Cappuccino, Latte, Espresso, Hot Chocolate, Tea of various kinds and of course water. And don’t forget to bring your Woofer, dogs are not only welcome, but encouraged!

Mail Solutions Mailing for Local Businesses

By Kelly Fordyce Martindale The Timmrecks have owned Mail Solutions Inc. since 1985. Mail Solutions offers businesses printing services, mailing lists, and graphic design, to name a few. They offer extensive services for businesses who want to bulk mail postcards, flyers, etc. In the April issue, the CV Consumer Report mentioned that they provide package mailing but we were in error. Mail Solutions offers services for businesses that include bulk mailing type projects, not packaging services such as UPS or Fed Ex. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. The Timmrecks employ 4 local citizens in their company. Jake Sharp has been with Mail Solutions for over 10 years, Jessica Steele is their Media Tech and very talented with graphic design. Paul Thompson is a jack of all trades with the company, handy man, processing, and making deliveries. Newest member of the Mail Solutions family is Barb Goettsch doing tech support and providing excellent customer service. So buying local provides jobs and boosts local economy. The Timmricks are proud to have a non-conventional job site just a few miles west of I-25 on Hwy 52. So when you are in the market for bulk mailing services, graphic design, printing, and mailing lists, give them a call or visit their website. "We are so sure our service and quality will impress everyone, we offer a 10% discount to any new customer, just to try us," says Wendy Timmreck. Be sure to mention you read about them in the Consumer Report or local paper. They are open Monday – Friday 8AM-4PM at 649 State Highway 52, Erie, CO 80516, www.mailsolutionsinc.com or mail@mailsolutionsinc.com or call 303.828.5222. i25corridor.com CARBON VALLEY ADVERTISING A DIVISION OF

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Daniel Michael Jones Memorial Foundation Charity Golf Tournament

The Daniel Michael Jones Memorial Foundation annual golf tournament will be held at the Bella Rosa Golf Course at 5830 Bella Rosa Parkway in Frederick, Colorado on June 8th 2014. Teams and sponsors are needed for this event and the public is encouraged to attend. Golfers and sponsors who participate in the tournament will get the satisfaction of helping a charitable organization, the Daniel Michael Jones Memorial Foundation. The foundation provides scholarships in the name of Daniel Michael Jones at the University

of Colorado Boulder- College of Engineering and the Laramie County Community College. Please help us educate and enrich the minds of students for generations to come. Shotgun scramble start time is at 8:00 AM and the registration fee is $90 per person. A team of four can enter the tournament for only $320. Hole sponsors are $100, which includes your name or company name on a sign at a tee box. A $500 sponsorship will include entry fees for a team of four, a hole sponsor sign, and recognition. A spaghetti lunch, silent auction, and raffle will immediately follow the tournament. All donations are tax deductible. For more information send e mail to DMJfoundation@ aol.com or pick-up an application at the Bella Rosa Golf Course.


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Obituaries

~Obituaries & Memorial Messages are always FREE in the CVCR~ Please tell the funeral home or e-mail to carbonvalley@gmail.com

Judie Marie Buxton

November 1, 1945 ~ March 23, 2014

Judie Marie Buxton of Mead, Colorado died March 23,2014 at the age of 68. She was born November 1, 1945 in Oakland, California to Walter and Mildred (Dunham ) Primmer. She was raised in Santa Clara and, Lancaster, California. Judie attended San Diego State College where she was an education major. She married Robert A. Buxton April 27, 1968. Judie worked at Quartz Hill High School near Lancaster before the family moved to England to live for four years. Upon returning to the U.S. in 1984 the family settled in Longmont, Colorado where Judie began her 18 years of service with St. Vrain Valley School District at Skyline High School in Longmont. Judie took 2 years off to help raise her new grandson, she later worked at Dawson school in Lafayette, Colorado for 10 years. Judie is survived by her husband, her father, brother , two sons, one daughter, one daughter-in-law, two grandchildren, her mother-in-law, two brothers-in-law, one sister-in-law, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her mother and one brother. Judie’s great joy in life was the successes of her children and grandchildren, they were her pride and joy. Donations can be made in her name to the Salvation Army or to the Smile Train Foundation. Please visit www.howemortuary.com to share thoughts, memories, and condolences with the family.

Karen Smith

January 7, 1943 ~ March 30, 2014

Karen Smith, 60, of Johnstown, died March 30, 2014 at Medial Center of the Rockies, Loveland. Karen was born on January 7, 1954 in Longmont, to Danny Hancock and Marian Dyer Hancock. She graduated from Longmont High School in 1972. Karen worked for many years as a cook at the A&W Drive In. Following that she worked for a number of wire assembly positions, including Trend Manufacturing, Sherwood Enterprises and Ball Engineering. While Karen didn’t have children, she was a most involved and exceptional aunt. She adored her nieces and nephews and was big part of their lives. On February 27, 1997 she married Kent Smith in Longmont. Preceding her in death are her mother and sisters Rhonda Calhoun and Jody Carl. Surviving are her husband of Johnstown; father and step mother Danny (Doris) Hancock of Laramie, Wyoming; sister Pam (Brian) Kosher of Madison, Minnesota and numerous nieces and nephews. Services were held April 4 at Carroll Lewellen Funeral Chapel. Contributions may be made to Longmont Humane Society. Please share your thoughts, memories and condolences with the family at www. howemortuary.com.

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Mary Beauprez

February 20, 1911 ~ April 8, 2014

Mary Beauprez died at Applewood Living Center April 9, 2014. She was 103 years old. Born, February 20, 1911, at home in Mead, CO. to Ernest and Leontine Cnockaert, she was the daughter of immigrants from Langemark, Belgium. After working for some time in Colorado coal mines, the family moved to the farm homestead near Stoneham, CO. Here Mary spent her early years. She remembered, with fondness, the horse and buggy trips to and from grade school. Determined to complete high school, she rode horseback to get there until later when riding the school bus became an option. As at-home obligations became more demanding, she, with the cooperation and encouragement of her high school instructor, satisfied curriculum requirements via correspondence. She took great pride in achieving her diploma. After graduation she moved to the Boulder area where she worked as a live-in maid. She married Julius Beauprez, November 11, 1933. Together they worked rented farmland until they eventually purchased their own 360 acres north of Longmont on Highway 66. The couple tended the irrigated acreage; raised poultry and marketed eggs; raised and sold Herefords; and, kept a dairy herd as well. They eventually designed and built a brick home on the property. Here they lived and maintained their life until they retired from farm living and moved to the “city” (Longmont). In her younger years, Mrs. Beauprez enjoyed sewing, needlework, crocheting and quilting. She entered competitions and won many awards, particularly for her baking. She, as well, had a particular fondness for roses and excelled in raising them. Mrs. Beauprez took several memorable trips in her lifetime. She and her husband traveled to Europe to visit their daughter, Patricia Craven (their only child) and her family in their home in Paris, France. From there Mr. and Mrs. Beauprez made a journey through the historical “Old Country.” They looked up relatives as they toured Belgium, the homeland of both their ancestors. Other travels included trips throughout the U.S. mainland and two excursions to the Hawaiian Islands. Her parents, husband, and, sisters preceded her in death. Her daughter (Patricia Beauprez Craven), three grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild survive her. She will be remembered as a loving wife, devoted mother, loyal friend, and, a highly respected mentor and family matriarch. Share your condolences at howemortuary.com.

Harold Lee Headrick

July 18, 1928~April 15, 2014

Harold Lee Headrick was born in Cheraw, Colorado on July 18, 1928. He grew up on the farm with his 8 siblings. He learned to work hard and he was always a farmer at heart. He earned both a bachelor's and master's degree from the University of Northern Colorado. Harold taught industrial arts in Jefferson County for 25 years and was a talented woodworker. After he retired, he moved to Conifer where he enjoyed the mountain weather, open space and gardening. He was a member of Friendship Force for many years and enjoyed the adventures of traveling, meeting new people, and learning about different cultures. Harold has three children: Lynn (Kip), Craig (Janelle), Kurt (Donna) and his adopted daughter, Keep. He has six grandchildren of whom he was very proud: Hilary, Grant, Connor, Logan, Kyra, and Brandon. Family was very important to him and he enjoyed the times we spent together. Harold passed away on April 15, 2014. He was a man dedicated to hard work, high values, and being a productive member of society. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends, and his values and teachings will be carried on through all of us. A celebration of life and burial of ashes will take place at East Holbrook Mennonite Church in Cheraw, CO on May 17th at 11:00 am. Please go to www. ahlbergfuneralchapel.com to find more information and to share memories.

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As spring creeps up on us all, the Firestone Public Works department has been busy prepping parks and trails for the season. This year, part of that preparation included a set of soil testing conducted by the Colorado State University Extension at various parks and ball fields. Soil testing helps provide valuable data to the Public Works team in applying the proper application of fertilizer, while taking advantage of the nutrients present in the soil to promote growth in the parks. The testing data will also help the Town in purchasing only needed materials to promote healthy growth, resulting in a cost savings from purchasing unneeded products. The soil testing specifically looked at levels for the following: pH; electrical conductivity or salts; lime; texture; sodium absorption ratio; organic material; plant type; nitrate; phosphorus; potassium; zinc; iron; manganese; copper; boron; and gypsum. Soil tests for the parks tested can be found online at www.ci.firestone.co.us/soiltesting.

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Dick Sherwin

October 3, 1942-April 6, 2014

Richard “Dick” Sherwin, of Longmont, died April 6, 2014. He was 71. Dick was born on October 3, 1942 in Lancaster, Wisconsin to Guerdon Sherwin and Jeanette Lee Sherwin. Dick married Nancy Smith on January 24, 1962, in Platteville, Wisconsin. Dick graduated from Platteville High School, and later attended Platteville College, studying finance, finished school and in the process of interviewing for banking jobs, found Longmont, Colorado He joined St. Vrain Valley Bank, later United Banks, as a commercial lender. Inspired, he joined the real estate business at an exciting time in Longmont. Growing and a housing market that needed direction, he joined The Hearth Real Estate firm, as a realtor. More recently he was an agent with Traditions ReMax Group. He would spend the next 40 years, providing expertise on residential and commercial real estate sales. Dick enjoyed Longmont and took an active interest in the community. He was a charter member of Fox Hill Country Club, which included soliciting memberships. He was also involved with the beginning of the first fundraising golf tournament in Longmont, held to recognize and solicit funds for the American Cancer Society. This event captured the imagination of Longmont and turned out to be a premier event. Dick was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He had many interests, but enjoyed four wheeling and was a member of the Mile High Jeep Club for many years. He will forever be known for being an early owner of a Porsche in Longmont, something he cherished and fully enjoyed. Surviving are his wife Nancy of Longmont; his mother Jeanette of Platteville, Wisconsin; two sons Tim Sherwin of Longmont and Rob (Anna) Sherwin of Evans, Colorado; grandson Nick Sherwin of Longmont; two brothers Jerry (Elaine) Sherwin of Cuba City, Wisconsin and Ken (Marge) Sherwin of Richland Center, Wisconsin and brother-in-law James E. (Nancy) Smith of Morrison, CO and several nieces and nephews. Services were held April 24, at the First United Methodist Church in Longmont. Contributions may be made to the Longmont Humane Society. Share your thoughts, memories and condolence with the family at www.howemortuary.com


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By Chris Baca St Theresa’s Trinity Ladies Auxiliary is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the Knight of Columbus Council #13559 from Frederick, CO. They also support St. Theresa’s Catholic Church by providing gifts for the children of the parish who are receiving their Sacraments and hosting the receptions for these Sacramental functions. In order to do this, they organize various fund raisers which include an annual Lady’s Tea & Fashion Show, a Sweetheart Brunch, and for the first time, a Box Lunch Social. The Box Lunch Social will be held on June 8th from 11:00 am-1:30 pm at St Theresa’s Parish Hall located across the street from the church at 436 5th St, in Frederick Colorado. You are invited to eat at the hall, or feel free to take your lunch with you. There will be seating inside or you can opt to bring a blanket and join us for a picnic on the grassy area. Box Lunches must be ordered ahead of time and the cost for the box lunch is $10.00 to be paid for at the time of order. Lunch includes: a sub sandwich, chips, pickle, fruit, cookie, and a beverage. Auxiliary members will be on hand to take your orders on Saturday, May 24th & May 31st between 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm and on Sunday May 25th & June 1st you can place your orders between 11:30 am-12:30 pm, 1:30- 2:30 pm and 6:00- 7:00 pm. This event is open to all members of the parish and to the public community. Please help us make this event a successful one! If you need more information on how to place your order contact Sue Mason at 303-833-3506.

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