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Susan Udero Director of Operations had a vision of breaking a world record straight from Colorado. I stated to my committee, “I will not have us leave without a record in the USA”. UK women have world record of 1,132. At day of event I was jumping for joy. I am grateful to all ladies attended and my right handers many thanks: Susy Garcia, Sheree Lang, Audrey Paulus, Michael Shepard, Brian Szoszorek, Cisco Diaz, Al Atler, Mary Macias, Candice Becker, Heather Paven, Angel Bombard, Felisha Martinez, and Amanda Zoschke. Thank you all 65 volunteers. Thank you Kylee Productions! Thank you sponsors! On Saturday August 24th at 10am at High Country dealership in the city of Frederick Colorado Women Bikers attempted to set a world record for the most women bikers in the same place of over 1,132. We were 465 and did not break UK women record. We did obtain a record in the USA FOR THE MOST WOMEN IN A BIKE RIDE OF 60 MILES. The ride took

place in the country side of Frederick, Longmont, Berthoud and Mead Colorado. Riding for an amazing cause, Firefly Autism. Director Firefly Autism Jesse Ogas was present at event. Jesse was shocked at money raised $25k and his staff was in shock as well. 1 out of 57 children are diagnosed with autism. School has children from infant to 22 year olds. Anyone is welcome to tour Firefly Autism 26955 Jersey St Denver Colorado 80222. After the ride guest speakers Dee Jones (Momma Dee, NM), Paty Juarez (Pro Boxer Colorado), Helen Tornquist (Chicago), Kimberly Chavez (California), Rolling with Rhonda (NY). Trophy’s were given at event: oldest biker, youngest biker, Iron Butt, biggest Colorado group 1st, 2nd, 3rd, n biggest out of state group 1st, 2nd, 3rd. Best 2 wheeled bike and best 3 wheeled bike. I as director say “I and lady riders from Colorado and other states will try to break UK record in 2020”! May the forces be with us!

Bash’s Pizza and More! ash’s Pizza and More B just celebrated their one-year anniversary. They are located at 330 Fifth Street, in their renovated site in Downtown Frederick. Owner, Brigé Potter, named her business Bash’s after her son, Sebastian (R). It is definitely a family run business with mom and brother working there as well. They are a local family and work diligently to provide quality products with wonderful service. Brigé says, “We make our dough fresh daily and our sauce is homemade as well. They also have a delicious gluten free pizza crust. So good, in fact, that one cust-omer called to double c h e c k it was gluten free because it “just looked too good to be gluten free.” What’s the “and More” you might ask? Besides signature and gourmet pizzas,

Bash’s offers calzones, burgers and sandwiches. They also have salads, appetizers, soda, and desserts, which includes Blue Bell ice cream. You will be quite satisfied with the taste, quality and quantity of food you receive from Bash’s Pizza and More! Bash’s is not a corporation or a franchise. Bash’s is a locally owned, small business where each member works hard to gain your trust and ongoing business. H U N G R Y ? Call 303.833.4940 or go to bashsrestaurant.com to place your order. When you order online, it’s very user friendly and there is a place to add notes for extra sauce or to take off an ingredient. They are also at f/bashspizza and are open 10am to 8pm, daily.

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Better Than I’ve Ever Been: Life After Losing Two Children

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fter losing a child, how can anybody be better? The torturous pain that threatens to swallow you, never seems to end. Is it possible to feel whole again— after the loss of your own flesh and blood? After the loss of one you’ve carried and nurtured within your own body? 29 years ago, my nine-year-old daughter was hit by a car while riding her bicycle. She survived brain surgery, a broken arm and two broken legs, and internal injuries. But only for six days. We made funeral arrangements. While we waded through the most horrendous days of our lives, the world moved on— leaving us in its dust. And then, ten years later, we did it all over again when my oldest son, Jason was killed in a work-related accident. How does a family recover from such tragedy? One day at a time. One year at a time. And each person travels their own unique journey of grief. A husband is different from the wife and each sibling also is different from the other. I can only speak to my journey. Today, I am reminded of the tragedy and triumph of surviving such an incredible loss. I also think about all the personal changes that have taken place within me. Can a person be better than ever before even after something tragic happens? It doesn’t have to be the loss of a child, but perhaps a rape, or a divorce, or even the loss of job. Whatever the situation, each person can be better than ever before. Here are five ways I have become better than I’ve ever been.

I Think Smarter Before Alisha’s death, my life revolved around the almighty dollar. Therefore, my life was dependent on a paycheck and everything was dependent on that bi-weekly piece of paper. If we didn’t have money, we didn’t do anything or buy anything. Daily life was frustrating. It always seemed we were missing out on “something.” Now, however, we realize that an Indian Summer day is a blessing. We take advantage of this no-cost opportunity and take a walk or work in the yard, together. Baking cookies and cleaning out a closet have also become opportunities for making memories. We strive to “make every day count.” I’m embarrassed to say that I also used to be very fearful: of change, what people might say, failure. It was hard for me to pursue my deepest dreams. One day it clicked. If I could survive the loss of my own child, I could live through anything. Most of my fears lessened or totally dissolved. I found myself being more honest with others. I tried new things and if I didn’t succeed—oh well. At least I tried. Overall, my priorities changed. They became realistic and in the right order. My family gets my best, not my job.

I Go Slower At first, everything automatically goes slower. Any loss, even of a job or relationship, can cause depression and lack of energy. This should be temporary. My life, as a whole, has slowed down for good. I’ve realized our society has trained us to “go for the gusto.” We somehow feel if we don’t do it today, it will never get done. Now, I understand if it has to get done, it will. Otherwise, I let it go—and I don’t call it procrastination. It’s a matter of prioritizing again. Do kids really need to be involved in every after-school activity? Will I really feel more valuable if I stay on so many committees? Things such as these rob us of time better spent on baking cookies, planting a tree or just watching the sunset together.

I Laugh Louder Serious business, day in and day out—I was always striving to make a good impression. Learning to laugh at myself was hard. I didn’t understand the meaning of having fun and being foolish. There was a time you would never catch me burping out loud. My husband does it all the time and with enough variety that I’ve threatened to record the sounds and sell them to the sound effects people for TV. I’ll never forget the look on my kids’ faces when I, teasingly, let a belch reverberate through the hallway. Or the time I started chewing up an Oreo cookie and then asked, “Do I have anything in my teeth?” I wish Alisha and Jason could have seen me laugh more. I’m learning to look at life through a child’s eyes. When something is funny, I don’t hold back my giggle or out-anout laugh. Many times, I wake my husband as I burst into laughter while watching a sitcom. I used to stifle that desire. Laughter is a precious commodity. I’ve found the more I use it; even more is available.

acknowledging the sadness of life. It’s become easier to cry just as it is easier to laugh. I am better for it.

I Love Deeper Ah, love…sometimes I’ve wished I were heartless. It’s not the organ that causes the problem but the intense feelings that apparently come from the heart. What power that fist-sized object has. I know I would not hurt as bad if it weren’t for the heart. But what is life without love? There’s an old saying, “To loved and lost is better than to never have loved at all”? I believe it is true. Shortly after Alisha died, I tried not to love because it hurt so badly. That was an impossible task. Alisha’s short life on earth made me realize how few enemies I have. Those I’ve hated in my life, I see differently. I’ve been able to take a step back and ponder what makes a person the way they are. With that, I’ve been able to forgive and move on. Love is an emotion or action that can make or break a person. As hard as it is to love and lose, I’ve chosen to love as deeply as I can, while I can. Am I looking at life through rose-colored glasses? I don’t think so. I’ve just made the choice to look for the good in people and see beyond the bad. I’ve chosen to love. Yes, it is possible to be better, even after the deaths of two of my precious children. I’m grateful it’s possible as I have other kids and grandkids who benefit from the lessons I continue to learn. Alisha’s and Jason’s deaths had the ability to imprison me. Instead, through grace, I’ve been given the ultimate freedom—freedom to be the person I was always meant to be.

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I Cry Harder I’ve heard it said that the intensity of your joy and love influences the depth of your sorrow and vice-versa. As you might imagine, my sorrow penetrated every cell of my body. I’ve always been rather emotional, you know, the type who wears their heart on their sleeve. But the extremes of each of my emotions have greatly increased. Whether it is a touching commercial, the snowy Continental Divide or another person’s heartache, I don’t hide my sentimental response. Tears are cleansing and healing. Like laughter, crying releases chemicals in your body and the tears wash your eyes. There is a time to weep and a time to laugh; a time to mourn and a time to dance. I do cry harder and I don’t apologize for it. I also heal faster by facing my pain and

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How Sweet It Is

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all is in the air and that means holiday baking is fast approaching. However, holiday baking is not always sugar and spice and everything nice. Some people love the idea of immersing themselves in holiday baking, while it gives others anxiety at the thought of coming up with new ideas for their sugary confections! Two local businesses are hoping to change that with some great ideas for giving your holiday baking a makeover this baking season. Sweet Rolling Pins (www. sweetrollingpins.com) and Sugar Mill Antiques and Vintage Depot (www.sugarmillmead.com) have teamed up to offer customers a creative way to spice up their baking. Custom engraved rolling pins in a variety of designs (custom designs available) will be available in Northern Colorado at Sugar Mill Antiques and Vintage Depot opening late October at I-25 and Hwy 66 in Mead. Sweet Rolling Pins is a Colorado company run by momprenuer Stacey Krems who’s spent the last 5 years working alongside her husband Kurt to hone the

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ighthouse Storage, featuring The Ultimate Garage Club, opened in 2017 to provide the community a unique combination of Self/Boat/RV storage and garage ownership in one secure facility. Lighthouse Storage is conveniently located at 341 1st Street in Mead, one mile west of I-25. This fenced location features 24-hour security cameras and controlled access entry gates. RV customers have access to a dump station at no charge and a coin/card operated wash station. If needed, a U-Haul truck or trailer can be rented onsite. The Ultimate Garage Club offers custom-built units to meet your specific needs for that perfect workspace. Lofts, bathrooms, and radiant heated floors are just some of the options available. This is a must-see for business owners or individuals looking to own garage units for goods, toys or tools of the trade. For more information, call 970-601-1011, email us at info@lighthousestorage.biz or stop by for a tour. We are open Mondays-Fridays from 8:00-5:00, Saturdays from 9:00-12:00 or call for an appointment. Also check out Lighthousestorage.biz or www.buyagarage.com. Mention this article and receive half off the first month’s rent of a mini-storage unit, RV or boat space.

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o you change your decor with the seasons? Fall is here and we’re all thinking of falling leaves, harvest and pumpkins, so it’s out with our cool toned summer accessories and in with the warmth. Smart choices on your walls can make the transition throughout the seasons seamless. The right colors can accomplish a lot as far as establishing a mood for your home and adding a fresh coat of paint is the first place to start. Off white and beige walls are an easy background from which to add your seasonal accessories and decor. A bedroom can be transformed from summer to fall to winter to spring just by changing your bedding colors and accent pillows. A good transitional white is Alabaster from Sherwin-Williams’ Pottery Barn Collection and Whole Wheat SW6121 is a good beige from the yellow family. The same holds true in living and dining rooms.

Change the pillows and add a cozy throw. This is the time of year to buy some new fall drapes, have your summer ones cleaned and ready to go for next spring. Good fall colors that are also versatile for other seasons are Surprise Amber SW6654, Distance SW6243 a nice mid tone blue, or Khaki Shade SW7533. More timeless colors you can pair with different color schemes to brighten with summer accents and earthy for fall and winter that will serve you well year round, all from Sherwin Williams: • SW6659 Captivating Cream, great on walls or trim • SW 9091 Half Caff walls with SW6084 Modest White trim • SW9171 Felted Wool • SW6689 Overjoy, Bright but you can tone it down with your accents • SW6342 Spicy Hue • SW9106 El Caramelo • SW6081 Down Home • SW7714 Oak Barrel • SW620 Marooned • SW7577 Blackberry walls with SW2829 Classical White trim

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Cassie Kearney Introduces Us to Her Mom, the Local Walking Lady!

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very day, Patricia Hill walks the streets of Frederick and Firestone. She usually walks 4 miles a day, sun, rain or snow. She has been a member of St. Theresa Church which she attends during the week and will walk there a lot of mornings for mass. She says there are so many people who only know her as the walking lady. If she has missed a day or two, she said the residents of our town will come up and wonder if she is okay since they haven’t seen her in a while. She has lived in Firestone for the past 19 years. Before that, she was born in Omaha Nebraska where she lived until she met her husband Ron who was in the Air Force and then got the great adventure of traveling the world at his side. In the 80’s they were stationed a Lowery Air Force Base in downtown Denver, until they went to Germany and then on to Virginia. When Ron retired, they decided to come back to beautiful Firestone to live close to my brother and his family. Sadly, Ron passed away in 2011. Since then, she has started a widow’s group and continues to walk as much as schedules provide. Cassie says, “My mom turned 80 this year. She credits all her good health to all the walking.”

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MEAD MAYOR, COLLEEN WHITLOW

 Projects in Town – Did you know that you can see the Town of Mead’s Infrastructure and Maintenance Projects Map online? This Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) Colleen Whitlow map indicates roadway, trail, bridge/culvert, drainage and railroad projects planned for the future. This resource also shows the project status, category, location, description, estimated cost, notes, shapes and lengths, and other valuable information. Here is the link to the CIP map: https://mead.maps.arcgis.com/ apps/webappviewer/index.html…  Board – Within the past month, the Board of Trustees

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Regional Sports Complex. Businesses, non-profits, organizations and community groups are invited to be one of our Trunk-or-Treat Sponsors. This sponsorship asks that you bring $200 (minimum) worth of candy to be distributed that night and to decorate whatever ‘trunk’ you will have parked at the event. Please email events@ firestoneco.gov to sign-up.  Over the past few weeks, the Firestone Police Department has been notified of vandalism, including graffiti, in Town owned parks and open spaces. The Police Department is committed to keeping the community safe, this includes working with neighbors of these areas to discourage vandalism. The Town of Firestone has recently made many investments and enhancements to our parks, and will continue to do so in the years to come, but we need the communities support to help us maintain them. If you see something suspicious, including vandalism that has occurred, please contact the Firestone Police Department. Don’t assume someone else called, if

dispatch number (720-652-4222) is the best way to report anything suspicious.  Upcoming Community Events:  Saturday, October 5th – Firestone Art & Music Show at the Carbon Valley Regional Library from 1-4 p.m. Join us for the celebration, that includes a community art project, kids crafts, art demos, live music and more!  Friday, October 25th – Halloween Safe Night at the Firestone Regional Sports Complex from 5-8 p.m. This event includes trunk-or-treating, carnival style games, a trackless train for fun rides, inflatables, food truck, safety handouts and a goody bag for attendees.  Stay in the know! I encourage the public to sign-up for notices from the Town of Firestone by visiting www.firestoneco.gov/ notifyme and following us on our social media channels.

received updates on the construction progress at Mead Elementary School and the Committee and Commission training process. The Board also heard presentations from community organizations regarding their grant applications, an informational presentation from the Carbon Valley Parks and Recreation District’s executive director, and the final presentation by the Revenue Generation & Expense Management Visioning Committee. Additionally, the Board set the dates for the 2019 Fall Clean-Up Days event, approved three ballot questions for the November 5, 2019 election, and proclaimed September as National Preparedness Month. The week of September 17-23 was a proclaimed as Constitution Week. One great highlight from a recent Board meeting was presenting our town clerk, Mary Strutt, with her Masters Municipal Clerk Certificate. If you are unable to attend the Board of Trustees meetings, the meetings are video recorded to watch at your convenience. View meetings at www.townofmead.org/boardoftrustees.  Community – Activities ● I would like to thank our sponsors, volunteers, planning committees, town staff and our community for a great Community Day Sugar Beet Festival, including the joint

parade with Mead High School. There was lots of fun with friends and family at both events!  Community – Upcoming Events ● Mead’s Fall Clean-Up Days will be October 18, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., and October 19, from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. More information is available at https://www.townofmead.org/ publicworks/page/mead-clean-days.  Invitation – I would like to continue to invite youth groups to help open our regular Board of Trustee meetings. Please email me, at cwhitlow@townofmead.org, at least a week in advance of our board meetings.  Stay Informed – I am hosting Coffee with the Mayor from 8-10 a.m. every first Saturday of the month, at Town Hall. Bring your questions, concerns and thoughts. You can also sign up for email notifications by visiting: https://www.townofmead.org/newsletter/subscriptions.  Please stay safe, and as always, I am happy to come visit you or your organization. Please contact me via email at cwhitlow@ townofmead.org.

2019 sponsors for contributing to the overwhelming success of our 12th Annual Carbon Valley Music Festival. We are so grateful for the support of the many generous members of our community.  Carbon Valley Veterans Memorial - The Wall of Honor ceremony will take place on Sunday, November 10 at 10:00a. We delayed the ceremony this year due to the construction at SH 52 and Colorado Blvd. and installing the new parking area for the Memorial. Visit the City’s web site for more details: www.cityofdacono.com  Trash Collection Rate Increase - Per the City’s contract with Waste Connections of Denver, which was approved and entered into by the Dacono City Council in September of 2018, Dacono’s rate for monthly trash and recycling services will increase from a base rate of $10.00 per month to a base rate of $10.30 per month starting

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cott’s Roofing and Solar, a company that continually prides themselves on dedicated service to their clients have received the first place award for the second year in a row of East Boulder County’s Best Roofing Company! Scott’s Roofing and Solar consistently is awarded for their service in the community. Outside of this award they also receive annual A+ ratings from the Better Business Bureau, Angie’s List Super Service Awards, and continually receive positive reviews from their clients. “I’m proud that our company is recognized for a second year in a row with this award,” stated owner Gary Nickell. “But I’m more proud of the team we have and their commitment to providing our customers with above and beyond service. I appreciate that our customers see how hard we work and recommend us to friends and family.” Scott’s Roofing and Solar proudly serves both residential and commercial clients for their roofing needs and in early 2018, they began adding solar services for their clients as well. To learn more about this great company, visit www. scottsroofingcolorado.com or call 303-469-9287.

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hen Laura Rivera heard about the Habitat homeownership program, she knew her family could achieve a better quality of life. Laura’s son, Jorge has special needs. The family needed a home with handicap accessibility for his wheelchair, space for his medical equipment, and a large enough bathroom with amenities to properly care for him. Currently, the family lives with Laura’s parents, but the house does not have appropriate accommodations. As he continues to grow, the need for in-home amenities also increases. After a long application process, Laura was accepted into Habitat for Humanity of the St. Vrain Valley’s home build program in Dacono. During the construction process, she will complete 250 hours building her own home and take classes preparing her for homeownership. Laura and her daughter, Carol say they feel “immensely happy and blessed” as the dream of owning a home is becoming a reality. Laura is her son’s full-time caregiver and she is unable to take breaks. A larger home will also allow for overnight accommodations for inhome care for Jorge and to give Laura the relief she needs. To the Rivera family, homeownership means a safe and stable place to live and grow as a family for the first time in their lives. The Rivera home will be built in partnership with Thrivent Financial® and churches in the St. Vrain Valley. “We’re excited to bring the community and local churches together,” says Ryan Mohrmann, Financial Associate with Thrivent. Ryan also serves on St. Vrain Habitat’s Board of Directors and says he loves building because of resilient families like the Rivera’s. “Habitat has a strong history of serving families and bringing together community,” Ryan explains. “I am inspired by Laura, a mother who is now able to give her children an affordable, accessible home thanks to a partnership with Habitat.” Laura is excited to participate in the

The Rivera family holding ceremonial Habitat golden shovels on the site of their future home before building commenced.

building of her own home. Additionally, she is involved in The Pride of The Glens Neighborhood Coalition, serving on the Identity and Communications Action Team. The Pride of The Glens is a coalition of residents and community partners who care about and take pride in their neighborhood, The Glens of Dacono. Individuals who want to volunteer on new home construction or a home repair in The Glens can visit St. Vrain Habitat’s website at www.stvrainhabitat.org/wherewe-build. Those interested in bringing a group to volunteer should contact Rebecca Shannon at (303) 682-2485 x102 or email volunteer@stvrainhabitat.org. Thrivent Financial ® is a faith-based nonprofit financial service that specializes in helping families make wise monetary decisions. Thrivent recently opened an Erie office at 685 Briggs Street in old town Erie. Individuals who would like more information on Thrivent services may call (970) 667-7340. St. Vrain Habitat is celebrating 30 years of service to the community and recently dedicated its 100th home. Currently, Habitat is building in Dacono, Longmont, Lyons, and Estes Park. Habitat has also funded more than 180 homes internationally through its tithe program. Ryan Mohrmann (pictured second from right) volunteering with Thrivent and church partners to build the Rivera home.

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he U.S. has become the #1 county in the world for human trafficking, superseding the Philippines and Mexico, and is the #1 illegal enterprise surpassing drug trafficking. Human trafficking is in our area and increasing at an alarming rate! Child sex trafficking is a major cause of teen suicide. The Carbon Valley Community needs to raise awareness of this crime. We need to define what we can do to eliminate the traffickers already here and how we can prevent further infestation. Knowledge is power. Toward that end, you are invited to attend the first community organizational meeting on Monday, October 21, 2019, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, at the Prairie Greens Clubhouse, 7781 Mountain View Drive in Frederick. This meeting will be facilitated by Jim Weber, President & CEO, Global Connection International. His mobile exhibit was a highlight of Dacono’s Night Out this summer. Jim has worked with other communities to facilitate how community parties might work together to block trafficking in their area. You can read more about Jim’s work at the GCI website: www.gciworld.org. The purpose of this meeting is to learn more about this horrific crime and to determine who in the community is interested in moving forward to form a community coalition to raise awareness and save lives. If we ignore this issue it will only continue to increase. We must let the traffickers know they are not welcome in our community and will be caught. This is a call to action by our community members, please invite anyone who is a community leader that would like to get involved in this endeavor. Please RSVP by October 18, 2019 to either of these email addresses: Barb Goettsch at: barbgoettsch@carbonvalleyrotary.org Jackie Thomas at: JTPansy65@gmail.com

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he Citizens for a Safer FrederickFirestone Committee will host two community forums in October to help educate residents of the towns of Frederick and Firestone about the upcoming ballot initiative supporting the FrederickFirestone Fire Protection District on the November 2019 ballot. Tuesday, October 8, 2019 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Prairie Greens Clubhouse 7781 Mountain View Drive Frederick, CO 80530 Wednesday, October 9, 2019 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Carbon Valley Regional Library 7 Park Place Firestone, CO 80504

The Frederick-Firestone Firefighters Union Local 4123 will host a third community forum the following week: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Rocky Mountain Christian Church 5860 Majestic Street Frederick, CO 80504 All residents are encouraged to attend to learn about Ballot Issue 6A and have their questions addressed. Light refreshments will be served. For more information email Citizen@ C4FFFPD.org


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Sweet Salvage & Rustic Relics Barn Sale Friday Evening ~ October 18th 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday & Sunday ~ October 19th & 20th ~ 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 11447 County Road 13 (Colo. Blvd.) ~ Longmont (1/2 mile north of the Firestone King Soopers) Antiques, Primitives, Home Décor, Yard Art and More!

Interval/Circuit Training at 7pm on Mondays In Frederick, Wednesdays In Firestone! Ladies, join us for Interval/Circuit Training Classes at 7pm on Mondays in Frederick & Wednesdays in Firestone, Tuesdays & Fridays at 8:30am in Niwot. Your first session is Free! Space is limited, RSVP is required online. Contact Tracy Rewerts, NASM Certified Personal Trainer & Fitness Nutrition Specialist at https://TimeForChangePersonalTraining. com or call 303.828.285.

American Legion Auxiliary Craft & Bake Sale The American Legion Auxiliary #1985 is hosting a fall/holiday craft show and bake sale on October 19th from 9 AM to 3 PM. There will be 20 + vendors, a bake sale of a variety of baked goods, breakfast burritos, and walking tacos. Join us for a fun fall day and maybe find an early Christmas gift. Hope to see you there!! American Legion Post #1985 | 870 1st Street | Firestone, CO | 303.833.3878

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Frederick Fall Clean Up Day Mark your calendar for Fall Clean Up Day on Oct. 5 from 8 am - 2 pm at the Town’s Public Works Facility (7301 Eagle Blvd.). This service is for Frederick residents. Residents will need to show their identification and proof of residency (such as a utility bill) to gain entrance.

Mead Fall Clean Up Days Town of Mead’s annual Fall Clean-up days are October 18-19 from 8a to 4p on Friday and 8a to 3p on Saturday. Visit www. townofmead.org for more information.

Free Community Martial Arts lessons at Settler’s Park every Tuesday Firestone, Colorado Kung Fu has opened with free Community martial arts lessons at Settler’s Park in Firestone. Lessons take place from 6 pm to 7 pm, every Tuesday, near the corner of Deerfield and Dover. Everyone is invited, regardless of skill or fitness level. Classes will start at the basics, and are designed to slowly but surely grow your skill, fitness level, and confidence over time. Classes are taught in the traditional Chinese fashion, and focus on building balance, strength, speed, and discipline. No previous skill in martial arts is required. There is absolutely no cost to attend, no sales pitch for other classes, and all attendees will receive individual attention each lesson.

Need for Home Care Providers Continues to Halloween Safe Night Grow | Aging Population Friday, October 25th – Halloween Safe Night at the Firestone Regional Sports Means Increased Demand Complex from 5-8 p.m. This event includes for Professional CAREGivers trunk-or-treating, carnival style games, a Home Instead CAREGivers help seniors with their non-medical care needs, such as medication reminders, bathing and hygiene, companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, errands and shopping. These are things that family members just can’t do all the time, particularly when they are working and have other family obligations. We are hiring! Call Ryan at 970-4940289 or apply at www.homeinstead.com/ northerncolorado.

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Welcome Fall and Local Resources!

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he air has become crisper and the sun is rising later in the morning. What a great time to get out and about more. What a hot summer we have had this year! What do you do to enjoy the fall season? Is it watching your favorite football team? Going to the corn maze or pumpkin patch? Baking those yummy apple or pumpkin pies - or just eating them? Do you plant mums in your yard? Maybe it’s your grandkids football or soccer games? Or do you seem to visit more with your neighbors? Fall is a wonderful time to continue to be active and to enjoy all that Colorado has for us. During October and November there are a couple of local resource fairs for older adults that I’d like you to know about. Both are worth attending to help you find businesses, information and resources that you or a loved one may want to use sometime. Check out: the Successful Aging Expo. This free event is being held this year at the Longmont Museum, located at 400 Quail Rd., Longmont on Tuesday, October 8 from 9:302pm. There will be vendors and informative presentations focused on issues for older adults. They will offer an abundance of tips, advice, and the latest trends in health and nutrition, financial and retirement planning, real estate – from active adult communities to assisted living facilities – home care, lifestyle, leisure, fitness, and more. There will be a lineup of speakers and topics for you to choose from. TRU PACE will have a table there and we’d love to see you! Stop on by and visit with us!

Then in November: The Aging in Altitude Expo will be held at the Boulder Jewish Community Center located at 6007 Oreg Ave., Boulder (at Arapahoe and Cherryvale Road) Saturday, November 2, from 9:30-2pm. This FREE event will also offer informative presentations. There will be vendors to assist you with homecare, fitness, assisted living facilities and other health needs. For Weld County Resources and Info: Visit the AAA Weld County Area Agency on Aging website. https://www.weldgov.com/departments/ human_services/area_agency_on_aging Here at TRU PACE, we want to be a resource to our Southwest Weld and Boulder County communities. Please let us know if you need any referrals. Or, if you want to hear more about the TRU PACE Program of Allinclusive Care for the Elderly or any of the TRU Community Care service lines. Have a wonderful October!

Mark Your Calendars for the Weld Senior Symposium! or the sixth consecutive year, the Weld County Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is proud to co-sponsor the newly-renamed Weld Senior Symposium. Formerly Senior Law Day, this year’s event has been expanded to include information regarding area resources in addition to addressing legal issues for Weld County older adults. The Weld Senior Symposium is a public service program offered to all Weld County older adults and the people invested or interested in their care. The event will take place on Thursday, October 3, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the Island Grove Regional Park Events Center, located at 425 N. 15th Avenue in Greeley. This annual conference brings together accomplished and respected professionals to present informative seminars on community resource and legal-related topics, including future planning, clutter solutions, staying safe at home, navigating Greeley public transit, Medicare updates, managing caregiver stress, nutrition and more. Each attendee will receive a copy of the 2019 Senior Law Handbook, published by the Colorado Bar Association, as well as a comprehensive book of all seminar highlights and local resources. The event is free to attend, but there is a suggested donation of $10 to help cover the cost of lunch. To register or for more information, please visit www.weldseniorsymposium.org or call (970) 400-6950.

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t seems that every year, after every major storm, there’s a parade of roofers knocking on the door. Many of them seem professional, while others literally smell. Once you have weeded out the noxious knockers, and before you file a claim; it’s critical to ask the right questions. Do a little research in order to make an informed decision on which contractor to replace your roofing system.  Read Reviews - The BBB is a great place to start, kudos to those contractors with an A+ rating there. You can also search Google for reliable reviews on their google listing page.  Visit their website - Any reputable roofing contractor should have a website where you can get answers to basic questions and find links to manufacturers websites.  Sit down and walk through the process and the contract with your potential roofer. Ask every question that occurs to you. If the damage is already covered by insurance, have them walk through your loss estimate as well. The following is a checklist of qualities to look for in your roofing professional:  Insurance - Do they carry both liability and workman’s compensation insurance?  CRA - Are they a member of the Colorado Roofing Association?  License - Are they currently licensed in your municipality? Here are some important questions to ask:  What kind of warranty do you offer on your workmanship?  Will you handle all of the billing to the insurance company?  Will you upgrade me to an impact resistant shingle if I’m fully covered by insurance?  Do you install a full roofing system from a single manufacturer?  Do you always install ice and water barrier on the eaves? Follow these guidelines and ask these questions, and you are more likely to find a professional contractor you can trust. For more information call GreenPoint Roofing at 303.717.9115.

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Imagine Charter School at Firestone Announces Community Fall Festival Public charter school will host a wonderful event for all community members on Oct. 12, 2019.

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he Fall Festival at Imagine Charter School will be an afternoon of games, fun, and food on October 12 from 2 – 6 PM. The Fall Festival will be an exciting community event. Firestone resident and parent Sarah Kindvall shares, “We have been a family at Imagine since the doors opened 11 years ago, and throughout the years we have seen some significant growth not only in the school but within the community. The Fall Festival has always been a tradition of the school allowing us to bring the communities of the Tri-Town area along with Longmont, Mead, Fort Lupton, and other surrounding towns into the school to share in the fun fall festivities and support our community. We look forward to the event each and every year and

cannot wait to see everyone there.” This year at Imagine, we are reIMAGINEing what we can do in and for our community. By hosting an epic Fall Festival, the school’s staff and volunteers hope to bring folks together from Mead, Johnstown, Longmont, Firestone, Frederick, Dacono, and beyond for an afternoon of family fun. Activities will include a haunted house, mad science lab, dunking booth, lots of carnival games, tasty chili cookoff, bake sale, cake walk, bounce house, and more! Proceeds will benefit programs at Imagine including Science Fair, Student Council, Athletics, Odyssey of the Mind, VEX Robotics, France Club, Core Virtues, and many others. Wristbands for games and activities will be sold at the door.

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his year, Carbon Valley Academy’s Annual Fall Festival is open to the public! Please join us for a night of fall activities! There will be a bounce house, a cake walk, Trunk or Treat, a costume contest, games and prizes, a bake sale, and a haunted house. Fall festival will take place

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Imagine Charter School at Firestone is nestled in a developing community of a growing town. The school body is made up of diverse learners and a team of educators with a fierce desire to make a difference for our students, our families, and our community. Imagine is a FREE public charter school with a strong foundation, yet we are always innovating ways to grow students who are not merely members of our society but are contributors. Imagine Charter creates visionaries who have the capacity, courage, and perseverance to make their dreams come true. Imagine teaches its students to make a difference! Find out more at imaginefirestone.org.

on Saturday, October 19th from 4:30-6:30 pm at Carbon Valley Academy. Our address is 4040 Coriolis Way in Frederick. Wristbands will be available for purchase for $12.00 each and include unlimited games and one visit to each of the following activities: cake walk, haunted house, and Monster Golf. Individually, all games and activities cost 1 ticket. Tickets will cost $1.00 each. We will also have

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pizza and bake sale items available for purchase. Games and activities are free for children 2 and under. Wrist band does not include food. Only cash and check will be accepted the night of October 19. If you would like to prepay for tickets and wrist bands with a credit card, please stop by the front desk or call the school, 303-774-9555.

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Nathen Garcia Celebrates His Hispanic Heritage Article and Photo by Betty Heath: previously published in the Times-Call

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ispanic Heritage Month began September 15 and runs through October 15. Once upon a time I discovered a resident of Firestone named Nathen Garcia who is known to many as a friend, family man, entrepreneur, and heritage seeker. Nathen was born in Denver and attended public schools. His Hispanic grandmother and grandfather (Juan Climaco Herrera) influenced his life as he was growing up. From them he learned that his grandfather’s father became a ranch-hand in Wyoming after they moved from Arroyo Hondo in Taos County, NM. After visiting their great-aunt, who lives in Westminster, Nathen’s sister began tracing the family’s heritage. She soon found out their ancestry included Cristobol Herrera who was a sheepherder, although the family name denotes ‘worker in iron’—Blacksmith. Their Spanish/Native America roots have been traced back to Emilio and Matias Herrera as well as their great-grandmother Maria Dolores Romero who was an Apache Native American. Nathen has a framed painting of a Dove depicting the various symbols of their Native American/Apache heritage along with the meaning of each symbol. His family actually dates back to the 1598 Oñate Party, the earliest Spanish settlers who founded Santa Fe, NM. They arrived 22 years before the Mayflower. Their great-aunt told them their grandfather was a known associate of Kit Carson and fought with him in the Civil War. She also told them of their great-greatgreat grandfather’s muzzleloader rifle, displayed in a museum in Santa Fe. The rifle is considered to be like the one Kit Carson used in his hey-days in the Wild West. As Nathen’s interest in his heritage grew he decided to build a replica of the rifle. There were no blueprints to follow so he visited the museum and arranged with the curator to take measurements and spent two years researching for information. After that he tested his skills by purchasing a kit to build a pistol. After succeeding with that he spent the next 4 months and 100 hours

re-creating the family heirloom rifle using hard maple and parts found on-line. His success earned him the Grand Champion Ribbon at the Boulder County Fair in 2017. To further his interest in his heritage he entered a lottery drawing to take part in a real Buffalo hunt sponsored by the Fort Peaks Reservation in Montana. After 5 years of waiting his tag was finally chosen for the Fall Hunt in 2018. He was recently informed his tag has been drawn again for this year’s hunt which takes place within the next 2 weeks. He and his wife, Samantha Meiring and their two daughters volunteer at various charities, including assisting at Pine Ridge Reservation for a week during the summer where they help maintain a renewable education center. Nathen said after meeting with Henry Red Cloud they chose Pine Ridge because his goal is to help the native ways work in today’s society; learning new ways to honor the old ways. When asked what he sees when he looks in the mirror he smiles and says, “Someone who loves family, volunteering and mentoring to help those less fortunate. Growing up in a working poor family I’ve learned to appreciate life and not take it for granted. That’s why I give back to my community.” He told me the one thing that frightens him is that something might happen to his family that he wouldn’t be able to help with. He also said his favorite book is the one he is currently reading, “Phantom, by Susan Kay, which is the back story of the popular book, stage production and movie, Phantom of the Opera. I always like to know the story behind the story,” he said. When I asked if his dreams and life goals have changed at all throughout his life, he just smiled and said, “Let’s just say I’ve refined Once Upon a Time.”


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have never actually eaten crow meat, though I may have shot some of them as a kid growing up on an Iowa farm. So, I literally don’t know how they taste. I HAVE had egg on my face when eating my breakfast carelessly or too fast, so I know how that looks and feels. You may have had times in your life when you let people down by something you did or didn’t do, and then endured the embarrassment of your mistake. I am writing this after accomplishing one of those “eat humble pie” moments. I failed to register our church for the Mead Days celebration after getting lots of volunteers to man the booth and give their time for this annual outreach in the park. I kept waiting to receive the location of our booth in my email, and when it didn’t come, I called the lady in charge only to learn we were not on the guest list this year since no one had registered us. Oops! That would be me. The pastor isn’t supposed to make such a blunder.

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Tail between your legs is how it makes you feel. What to do? I could try to find someone else to blame but no one comes to mind. I could blame it on early onset senility, and many would believe that, but it wouldn’t change the shame. I could beat myself up, but there seems no gain in doing that either. So, what is the Christian caught in such a moment to do? The Lord gave me an idea that will at least give us a presence in the park that day, and by the time this article is printed I will know if it had any merit. Since all of us from time to time do something improper that hurts others, or hurts a cause, let me share some Scriptural advice we can all take to heart when it is ‘our turn in the barrel’. James 4:6 tells us this: “But He gives a greater grace. Therefore, it says, ‘God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble’”. God knows my heart, and He knows whether or not pride was doing its thing in me in the planning stages of this event, that caused me to neglect filling out

and sending in the registration as I thought I had. One thing I have learned in my nearly 50 years of following the Lord is that there are two clear ways to gain humility in this life. I can humble myself, or I can be humiliated. The first is hard to do, and the second hard to bear. No one ever choked swallowing their pride, that is for sure. I am not choking now as I write this, though I am saddened by my error. Now people at Abundant Life will know I am as human as they are! Oh my goodness, did I really think they didn’t know that already? I make plenty of gaffessometimes even in sermons- so this one should come as no shock to those who have put up with me for 16 years here. Gaining humility is worth whatever it costs. Like on those tv ads that talk of this being good and that being better and _____ being priceless. Walking in humility is priceless. The person growing in humility is better enabled to serve the Lord than the one walking in pride. I do not wish to have God

oppose me, do you? I wish to stay on His good side and progressing in humility will give me plenty of grace as I go about my daily life. So, I thank the Lord for this opportunity He has allowed me to inch ahead in humility and learn that eating crow isn’t all that bad if it makes you a better man. Sorry about those black feathers hanging out of my mouth!

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still unknown, but the vapor is harmful to growing lungs. There has been an increase in calls to poison control centers over the past five years from children getting poisoned from e-cigarettes. A young child can be killed by a small amount of nicotine, less than a half a teaspoon. If parents are using these products, they should not vape in front of their kids and the containers should be locked and out of reach of young children. What should you do if you find out your child is vaping? The first thing is to remain calm. You will not be able to communicate if you are upset. Try to have an open and honest conversation with your child about why he/she is vaping. Ask questions: Do you have your own device or are you sharing with friends? Do you use it every day and how much? Have you ever tried to stop? Talk to their pediatrician or family doctor to get some resources or have your child meet with their provider to discuss the health risks and how to get help with stopping. For more information, parents can visit the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Heather Isaacson is a pediatrician at UCHealth Pediatric Care Clinic – Longmont and UCHealth Longs Peak Hospital in Longmont.


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health and consume inflammation-fighting foods: • Make sleep a top priority - studies show that short sleep durations and poor sleep quality can result in higher levels of inflammation markers. • Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle Exercising regularly (join my Fitness groups or Mobile Personal Training where I come to you), managing stress, and not smoking can decrease inflammation. • Increase your Omega-3 fatty acids - EPA & DHA found in fish oil, and GLA (gamma-linoleic acid) are all healthy fats. • Pre/Probiotics and 25-30 grams of fiber per day for a healthy gut. • Ashwagandha herb - reduces cortisol (a stress hormone that can cause damage in high amounts) • Onions contain quercetin, an antioxidant that can help your body fight inflammation. • Garlic is good for colds/illness and decreases inflammation. • Leafy Greens/ Spinachcontaincarotenoids,an inflammation-reducing antioxidant. • Turmeric contains curcumin, a substance that actively reduces inflammation.

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rehabilitate and perform at optimal levels. Justin also was a Neuromuscular Therapist and Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist(TM) for Prolete Therapy, an exclusive network for the professional athlete, treating athletes in the NBA, MLB, NHL, NFL and PGA. Time and time again, individuals visit Teamwork Therapy & Sports Performance with hopes of perhaps getting even a moderate amount of pain relief. Much to their surprise, like Kelly Martindale, they feel as if they have been given their lives back and have regained hope for a more fulfilling life. “It’s a wonderful day when I see a client walk in here for the first time with a limp or walking stick and when they leave, they look as if they are walking on clouds. Each week I have new clients who have been to countless doctors and told they need surgery and after working with them, we’re able to get them f unct ioning again,” states Justin. Teamwork offers Neuromuscular Therapy, Fascial Stretch Therapy, and Message Therapy services all aimed at helping with a variety of goals from pain relief itself to maintenance and even flexibility. The clinic also offers CBD supplemental products that research shows has great benefits in aiding with pain relief. Teamwork is an easy drive to 10855 Irma Drive in Northglenn just off 112th and Washington. Teamwork is a diamond in the rough for answers to your body’s need for relief. When you feel well physically, the other areas of your life feel better too. Call 303.525.0573 or email teamworkcolorado@gmail.com or visit www.teamworkcolordo.com to make an appointment today.

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he change of seasons presents an excellent opportunity for self reflection, introspection, and renewal. The Five Element Theory of Chinese Medicine associates all energy and substance to five elements: wood, fire, earth, metal and water. Each element corresponds to a particular season. Autumn is characterized by the Metal element. At this time of year, we take the ripe fruits and vegetables from our gardens. We pick the jewels carefully planted in the spring, and nurtured throughout the summer. The concept of “harvest” and “metal” are important aspects relegated to Autumn, as metal / jewels are also harvested from the ground. The concept of living life in cooperation with the seasons is the traditional Chinese view of a healthy internal balance with respect to nature. Metal corresponds to the Lungs and Large Intestine. These are the organs of inspiration/exhalation, and elimination. The lungs receive necessary oxygen and eliminate carbon dioxide, taking in what we need and eliminating what no longer serves a purpose. The large intestine functions to eliminate waste products. Both organs need to eliminate properly for survival. If the large intestine is not functioning properly, waste can build up and begin to rot or leak toxins into the body, and these toxins try to escape through the skin . Constipation, emotional stagnation, acne, and accumulation of phlegm can result from a sluggish large

intestine or lung. The emotional process of elimination and “letting go” is not an easy practice for many people. Generally, in this culture we have the desire to hold on. We collect mementos, clothing, pictures, and we hold onto relationships, pain, ideas and values that may not be serving us anymore. The lesson of autumn and the metal element is that of trusting that letting go of what no longer serves a purpose will bring us what we need to receive. Autumn is a good time of the year to eliminate unwanted materials, emotions, habits and beliefs. It is also a good time to take the opportunity to clean out both emotional and physical spaces. As we breath in, we accept what is necessary and favorable, and as we breath out, we get rid of anything that is not serving us anymore. As we go through the house and get rid of the accumulated stuff that no longer serves a purpose, we tend to think about what we value both materially and spiritually. What is no longer valuable to us may be absolutely essential to another. The elimination process is vital to prepare for receiving what is essential. F o r m o r e information visit my website at d a i s y l e a r. com.

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otary inducted Jeanette Libal into membership on September 17th. Jeanette is a long time Rotarian and former member of the Buena Vista Rotary Club where she served as President, Assistant Governor, and Chair of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library Program. Pictured here are Mia Tsuchimoto, Assistant Governor; Barb Goettsch, former Assistant governor; Jeanette Libal, new member; and Beverly Mendel, Club President. Rotary is a worldwide service organization with 1.2 million members in over 60 countries. Carbon Valley Rotary is comprised of business professionals and community leaders dedicated to making a positive difference globally and in the Carbon Valley area. For more information about Rotary call 303596-7731 or email info@ carbonvalleyrotary.org.

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he Carbon Valley Help Center has new extended hours. The center is now open from 12 - 6 on the second Thursday of every month. Normal hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 - 3. In addition, the help center welcomes Jessica Rodriguez to the staff as a Case Manager. She has served the community for 15 years as a Resource Specialist/ Case Manager. Her compassion and knowledge are welcome qualities in her work with low income families. The help center is a nonprofit food pantry which offers non-perishable food assistance and financial assistance with rent/mortgage, utilities and some auto repair. They are having a Remodel Reveal and Ribbon Cutting on Oct. 11 at 4-6pm. They are located at 150 Buchanan Avenue in Firestone. For more information call Robin Monthei, Office Manager, at 303.833.6626.

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et’s face it. We are creatures of habit, yet we crave the unknown. That’s why we get passports and seek adventures outside our comfort zone. Traveling outside the U.S. can be daunting, especially for first-timers. Unknown places, foreign currencies, differences in culture, language barriers… who knows what to expect? So, how do you do it without the worry and stress? You go with a group. Even better, you book a fully guided, group tour. My personal choice is a company called Globus. You’ll find plenty of options and they’re affordable, too.There are great benefits to touring this way.

Tour Operators are Natives Want more than just seeing the sights? Book a group tour. You’ll get to see it and hear about things only the locals know. They’re also fluent in the local languages and know the best restaurants in town!

The Itinerary is Pre-Built You’ll know exactly what you’re doing and when! That certainly takes the stress out of things. Don’t worry, the best guided tours have downtime built-in to the itinerary.

You can still do a few things outside the tour group. Even if it’s just sleeping in!

Transportation is Stress-Free All transportation is prebooked. You’ll find these are much better options than you could afford independently. On the Globus tours, you’ll ride a luxury motorcoach with free wifi!

There is Strength in Numbers Traveling alone puts you at risk in large cities and tourist hot spots. The buddy system is a must when going out on the town. In a group, you’ve got people with similar interests to choose from. Want to learn more about guided tourism? Join us at the Carbon Valley Travel Club! Due to an unforeseen situation, we have rescheduled our first meeting for October 10th @ 7 pm. Find us at the Carbon Valley Library in Study Room A! Anita Fitzingo is a travel planner, blogger, and world explorer. You can find her on Facebook at Travel-Nina Trips or at www. travelninatrips. com.

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s school gets underway and families are settling into their new routines, we all begin to think about the Fall season…Football, leaves changing, the return of Starbucks Pumpkin Spiced Latte, and so much more. King Soopers is clearly aware of this, as they have put the pumpkins at their front entrances and the Halloween candy has been stocked. Fall is upon us! We also love the Festivals that Fall brings so we can enjoy the last days of warm weather. RE/MAX Nexus understands this and will be hosting their 6th annual Fall Festival. The festival is a way to give the community a family friendly event, as well as giving back to a local charity. 100% of the ticket proceeds from the festival are donated to the Children’s Miracle Network. Tickets are only $5 and includes all festival activities, which are; RE/MAX Hot Air balloon rides, pumpkin patch, pancake breakfast, bouncy course, face painting, and caricature artist! Please join us October 20th, from 8-12 pm, for our 6th annual Fall Festival. Held at a new location, 4969 Firestone Blvd, Firestone (Birch and HWY 119). You can buy tickets in advance at…www.GetAPumpkin.com. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Vol. 20, Issue 10

Real E$tate Re$ource$ Online Home Valuations

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omeowners are often looking online to see what the value of their home is. Everyone is curious about value and how it might be changing and an estimate of the value of their home. It may be from an AVM (Automated Valuation Module) on a Broker’s website, an estimated value from Realtor.com, or a Zestimate from Zillow. All of these are an estimated of the value of a home by a computer program, known in the industry as an AVM. AVMs were initially developed for use by large financial institutions to value large portfolios of loans, and with working with large numbers, the individual errors in valuation don’t matter much. How accurate are AVMs? The “gold standard” for an AVM is to be within 10% of a home’s actual value 90% of the time. Most valuations you see online are in the low 80 percent range. To illustrate how this works, say the property is worth $300,000. The best of the computerized valuations would show an estimated value of between $270,000 and $330,000, 90 percent of the time. The other 10% of the time they would be outside that $60,000 range. Not very accurate! “But it is on the internet, it must be true.” Well, not really. First of all, the computer hasn’t seen the home. Properties vary greatly due to upgrades, condition (good or bad), functionality, and features. The computer is getting its information mainly from public records.

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Town of Mead Awarded $1.575 Million for Pedestrian Underpass & Trail Project

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he Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) has awarded the Town of Mead $1.575 million to be used for a pedestrian underpass and trail connection project. Mead is one of seven southwestern Weld County communities to receive funds as part of the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The project, presented to DRCOG’s Southwest Weld County Subregional Forum, is a key component and goal outlined in the Town of Mead’s Comprehensive Transportation Plan. Town administrators believe this project — a pedestrian underpass at SH 66 and WCR 7 and trail connection along WCR 7 — will play an integral part in an overall plan to connect a trail from downtown Mead, including the elementary and junior high schools, to the residential and commercial areas south of SH 66, and ultimately, to the high school and proposed St. Vrain Greenway Trail network. “The project will create a major north-south access that connects the community as well as provides a commuter connection between Mead, Longmont and the region,” noted Erika Rasmussen, town engineer and public works director. The Town of Mead received 26 percent of the approximately $6 million allocated to the Southwest Weld County Subregional Forum. Additionally, the town was placed on a waitlist for an extra $825,000 — funds that would also be earmarked for the underpass and trail project. Town Manager Helen Migchelbrink added, “Mead is a growing community with many young families moving to the area. Studies have shown, repeatedly, the increasing importance of active modes of transportation for the younger generations when choosing where to live in relation to work and play.” “It’s an exciting time for Mead, and I’m so proud of our town staff. Their hard work and dedication to making Mead a better and safer community is evident,” said Joyce E. Palaszewski, mayor pro-tem and DRCOG representative. For more information contact Erika Harper, Public Information Officer for Town of Mead at eharper@townofmead.org or 970-805-4201.

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A Leader in Economic Development for the Area and a Partner for Businesses

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2017, the Town of Erie hired Ben Pratt to be the Town’s first Economic Development Director. Since that time, Mr. Pratt has made large strides towards strategic, efficient, and smart economic development planning that has greatly benefited the town and businesses within the community. Ben came to Erie with years of experience in the field and previously worked as the Vice President of the Erie Regional Chamber & Growth Partnership in Erie, Pennsylvania and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Business. He is also accredited from the International Economic Development Council. When he arrived in Erie, he jumped in his position and put a strong emphasis on relationship building with citizens, businesses and developers in the area. His work has helped bring new businesses into Erie as well as assisted current businesses understand their opportunity for expansion. Deputy Town Administrator, Farrell Buller states, “One item that is unique about Ben is his style. Ben works with business owners in a face to face manner, continually building relationships! He completes tasks to assist them in learning about funding options, walks sites with them, and celebrates their successes.” Additionally, Ben has led the efforts of creating the Leads Team and the implementation of Zoom Prospector. The Leads Team is a monthly meeting of all groups focused on moving business forward in Erie and it includes leaders from the Erie Economic Development Council, the Erie Chamber of Commerce, Upstate

Colorado, the Small Business Development Center and the Town of Erie. The creation of this group ensures that all efforts are strategic and not duplicated. He also brought Zoom Prospector to the Town which is an efficient system that allows businesses to identify possible locations in Erie and what their costs are. “Ben has been a great help to the revitalization of Old Town. Besides helping us with our project at 105 Wells St., he has been deeply involved in working on the Piripi Restaurant that is being built at 615 Briggs and the Bird House restaurant, coming to the Gateway Building at 516 Briggs,” said Erie developer, Rich Hiegel. The Town has also recently hired Lucas Workman as the new Economic Development Specialist to work with Ben on the future of the economic development department. Ben and Lucas’ vision over the next few years is to responsibly develop a stable, diverse local economy consistent with the Town’s characteristics that also offers job opportunities, services and amenities to residents. “We feel fortunate to have the experience we have in Ben & Lucas here in Erie,” said Scott Wingfield, Chair of the Erie Economic Development Council. “The two of them have been engaged, attentive and supportive of the business in the community and we look forward to continuing to work with them for years to come.” If you have a business or are interested in starting a business in Erie, the EEDC encourages you to set up a meeting with Ben & Lucas by emailing them at economicdevelopment@erieco.gov or giving them a call at (303) 926-2767!

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