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28th Annual Quilt Show & Sale

Interfaith Quilters of Longmont is celebrating the 28th year of offering outstanding hand and machine quilted quilts for sale to benefit the O.U.R. Center and the Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley. As in years past, the show and sale will be held at the First Lutheran Church, 803 Third Avenue in Longmont. This very successful quilt show and sale features Jeananne Wright, nationally known certified quilt appraiser and lecturer. Jeananne will be displaying her amazing collection of antique quilts and providing two bed turnings (displaying and describing antique quilts). The ladies of Interfaith have exhibited their faith and caring for others in 2013 by making special quilts and blankets for survivors of the September floods. At the show, you will see a photo gallery of recipients of this generosity, their kind “thank you” notes, and the sharing of love exhibited by these exceptional Interfaith members. Sale quilts are outstanding examples of hours and hours of difficult and dedicated work by the ladies of Interfaith Quilters. Always on the first weekend in March, this year’s show and sale will open on the last day of February (Feb. 28th) for preview night, where quilts may be viewed, but not purchased. Admission for preview night is $5. Hours for viewing these lovely quilts are 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Home made cookies and coffee will also be available. Sale day begins at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday,

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March 1st. Admission is $1 (those who attend Preview night are exempted from admission fees on Saturday). Sale ends at 4:00 Saturday evening. Again, home made pies supplied by the ladies from the church, coffee and lemonade are available all day Saturday. You will discover that these quilts are always very reasonably priced. Quality is guaranteed to be the best there is to offer. Quilts range in size from the smallest pillow to the largest king sized bed quilt. Baby quilts and table runners are always our best sellers. Please visit our web site at or follow us on Facebook.

Join us for Imagine Charter School’s Fifth Annual Auction and Dinner. The Silent Auction and Dinner Fundraiser is the largest fundraising event of the year for Imagine Charter School Firestone. Last year we had 160 people attend and raised over $20,000 for our school. This year’s event will be held on March 8, 2014 at 6:00 PM until 11PM at the Plaza Conference Center in Longmont, and will include dinner, dancing, and both silent and live auctions! Don’t miss it! Come join us for an exciting night full of friends, good food, and entertainment all while raising money to support Imagine Firestone in shaping the hearts and minds of our students. This year’s event promises to be fun with dancing, a three-course meal, and both silent and live auctions filled with carefully crafted items made by Imagine students, baskets for

every hobby, sports and music memorabilia, and much more. You’ll be treated like a celebrity as you walk down the red carpet trying to avoid the paparazzi! Come dressed to impress! Stop by the school office to reserve your tickets today for this redcarpet event! You may reserve a premium table for eight (prime location next to dance floor, two bottles of wine, other extras) for $400, a table for eight for $300, or individual tickets for $40. We also have sponsorships of various levels and program ad space available if you are interested. If you’re interested in staying the night, rooms are available for $70. Call the hotel at 303-776-2000 and reference Imagine Charter School to secure your room at this discounted rate. See page 13 for photos of auction items.

Kiera Jackson Headed to Trinidad State

Kiera Jackson verbally committed to TSJC in early December after a visit to their campus and tryout for Coach Steve Swazo in November. It was made official on 1-15-14 by signing her collegiate letter of intent at FHS. Kiera chose Trinidad State because, "It just fit, it felt right." She feels she will benefit from the small campus and sees the individual attention students receive from professors as invaluable, especially as a student athlete. She said, "I like the competitiveness Coach Swazo has and his philosophy; Faith, Family, School, Softball, Social Life. He seemed to really care about his athletes and their successes both on the field and in the classroom." She says, "Softball won't last forever. I wasn't ready for my softball career to be over this summer, and I am truly grateful for the opportunity Coach Swazo has given me to continue to play a game I love and more importantly continue my higher education. I can't thank my family and friends for their endless hours spent at the softball field supporting me over the years, I am blessed." Kiera will be pursuing a degree in Physical Therapy or Addiction Counseling. She is glad to know where she will be attending school next fall as now the pressure is off and she can enjoy her last semester of high school. Congratulations, Kiera! The Carbon Valley is proud of you!!


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What’s On My Mind

"...I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13-14

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Open Mouth, Insert Foot I was recently confronted by someone who overheard me talking negatively about another person. I had opened my mouth, inserted my foot and got caught tripping all over myself. I REALLY felt convicted, embarrassed and even disappointed in myself about that. I don’t consider myself a “gossip” as I was not “sharing secrets” of sorts but I do have a bad habit of sharing my opinions about a select few, repeatedly. I understood at that moment that I have to change. As I think about it, I recognize it isn’t enough to simply quit talking about these particular people. It goes much deeper. I have to change the way I think about these people. But how? The specific behaviors that I frequently speak about are true…and don’t appear to be changing for the better. Do I just pretend those things don’t exist and look at the people through rose-colored glasses? And then the Golden Rule pops into my mind: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. (The light bulb just went on)…I’m reminded of the years when I was trying so hard to prove myself and make positive changes. But those close to me didn’t acknowledge my efforts. I felt discouraged and I just wanted to give up. I felt like they were telling me that I was lying when I wasn’t but they didn’t believe me. It’s the same with my words about certain people. I’m not allowing them to change, not in my eyes or my heart. And to repeat….the Golden Rule pops into my mind: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. I don’t want to cause these people in my life to give up trying. It’s not fair of me to bind a person to their past when they are actively working to change their future. Instead, it is important for me to open my mind to change, not just for the other person but for me as well. When I open my mind to accept the “new” version, I free

myself up to forgive the past behavior that has affected me. Plus, it gives me the opportunity to experience joyful times with that person now and in the future. I want to change. So perhaps if I start speaking positively, kind of like the power of attraction, I will see their positive actions and essentially be blinded to their negative behavior. I’m realizing how much influence and power that kind of thinking can have on my own perception. I’m certainly not saying my thinking can change another’s behavior. I don’t have that power. What I am saying is that for the person who is striving to make changes in their life, I need to be open to seeing those changes. Also, focusing on those changes can erase the negative memories of the past. If I continually bring up “the past” and see that person the way he/she was, my heart cannot change and recognize a new version of that person. In a book I read every day, January 1 said, “Do not cling to old ways as you step into a new year.” I understand that to mean don’t go into a new year holding onto old behaviors…I want to be different this year. And by the end of 2014, I want to be a better person. To be a better person means to let go; of judgments against others, resentment, and bad memories. It also means forgiving others and myself for all the stupid things we humans do. I had to apologize to several people after that initial confrontation of talking about another. It was a humbling experience. The Bibles says, "Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely." Ps 139:4. My prayer for 2014, is that I would use my words to bless and build up others and I ask God to help me never tear down another person again, especially those I love. I pray He closes my mouth and helps me think before I speak.

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This letter is primarily addressed to the residents and the trustees of the Town of Frederick. At present, based on the annual power usage, roughly one third of the Frederick electrical distribution system, including substations, lines, poles, transformers and any other equipment necessary to deliver the power from the high voltage transmission system to the end user (residence or business), is owned by the Town of Frederick and about two thirds is owned by United Power. I discovered recently, and I quote from an 8/2/2013 RFP viewable on the Frederick website, that “The Town (Frederick) has notified United Power of its intent to acquire the electric distribution system in the New Town area.” The New Town area is the two thirds of the system currently owned by United Power. As a resident and taxpayer in Frederick, there are a number of things I would like to know about this intended acquisition. What would be the cost? Based on power usage, the New Town system is about 5% of the size of the distribution system owned by Xcel that the city of Boulder has been talking about acquiring. That system, depending on who you believe, Boulder or Xcel, is valued at 2 to 3 hundred million dollars or more, which would seem to put the New Town system at 10 to 15 million or more. How is that planned to be paid for? Why does Frederick want to take over the New Town distribution system from United Power? Is there a problem with the service being provided by United Power to Frederick residents? I live in that area and am not aware of any such problem. When was the decision to acquire the New Town distribution system made and who made it? Even though I don’t believe Boulder’s intent to take over its distribution system from Xcel makes much sense, at least the city’s intent to do so has been widely discussed and reported in the

Forgiving Our Fathers and Mothers

By Janey DeMeo Special to ASSIST News Service Leslie Leyland Fields, author of Forgiving Our Fathers and Mothers (Thomas Nelson) knows that nothing is worse than an unforgiving heartespecially when the unforgiveness is directed towards one's parents. Fields is an expert on the subject, and together with clinical psychologist Dr. Jill Hubbard, she brings pragmatic, biblical answers to the vicious plague of unforgiveness. An unforgiving heart causes bitterness and often results in unhappiness and depression or other health issues. But when the lack of forgiveness targets a person's parents-the people who are supposed to nurture not wound-these problems are compounded. Parents are not supposed to need forgiving because they're not supposed to mistreat their children. And when they do something really horrible-something that leaves indelible emotional or physical wounds-forgiveness seems impossible.

media. I am not aware of any such discussion or reporting of Frederick’s intent to acquire the New Town system. What expertise does Frederick have in running an electrical utility? As nearly as I can determine, although Frederick has owned the Old Town system since about 1954, it has been operated and maintained by United Power, at least for about the last 15 years. Recently, due to some kind of dispute between Frederick and United Power, Frederick has decided to operate and maintain the Old Town system itself using a time and material type contract with a local contractor. I wish the residents of Old Town good luck with

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Deadline for Every Issue of the CVCR is the 15th of Each Month...Late??? Try Anyway! But to God all things are possible. And forgiveness is what He does and what helps His children to do. But how does a victimized child set about forgiving the parent who hurt them? How does one let go of the hatred and anger towards the person who was supposed to protect from pain not inflict it? Fields and Hubbard discuss the complex issues of forgiveness and map out a simple path to follow. Candidly drawing from personal experiences as well as using examples from fellow-sufferers Fields and Hubbard explain that whether the hurtful parent shows remorse and has a change of heart or not, forgiveness is needed for the victim's own peace of mind. Forgiving once and for all is the only way to freedom. Visit our web site at:

that approach. It appears the actual power to the Old Town system is still being provided by United Power. Has the approach of just turning the Old Town distribution system over to United Power thereby making them responsible for its operation and maintenance been considered? This would make United Power, a not-for-profit electric cooperative, the electric service provider for all of Frederick, just like it is for the rest of the Carbon Valley. It would also get the Town of Frederick out of the business of trying to run an electric utility. Carl Brady, Frederick, CO

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E v e r y M o n d a y , 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).

Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District to Hold Election in May

The Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District will hold an election on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. At that time one director from Ward one (1) will be elected to serve a two-year term, and two directors, one each representing Wards two (2), and three (3), will be elected to serve four-year terms. To qualify to serve on the Board of Directors you must be registered to vote in the State of Colorado, within the ward boundaries, and have been a resident of the District for not less than twenty-two (22) days or own taxable real or personal property (or be the spouse or civil union partner of someone who owns taxable real or personal property) within the District or a person who is obligated to pay taxes under a contract to purchase taxable property within the District. Self-Nomination and Acceptance forms, which must be filed with the Designated Election Official no later than Friday, February 28, 2014, and can be found at The Board holds regular meetings on the 2nd Monday of every month at 7 p.m. The meetings are held at Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District Business and Education Center, 8426 Kosmerl Place, Frederick, Colorado. Special meetings may be held as often as the needs of the District requires. This position requires a person who is committed to working for the community and who is willing to spend their time and energy to make the FrederickFirestone Fire Protection District a community where government works. If you are interested in supporting the community by serving on the Board of Directors, or are interested in learning more about the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District and the services we provide, please contact the Fire District during regular business hours at 303833-2742 or visit

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We offer daily deliveries to all of Erie, Frederick, Firestone, Dacono & Lafayette. We are all about freshness and giving you superb customer service with a smile, so give us a try and let us know how we can help! Romance your Valentine with Flower Nook roses or other artistically designed bouquets & chocolates too...“Flowers make life beautiful & chocolates sweeten her day!!” Located in the heart of Old town Erie...stop in and visit our beautiful showroom and smell the flowers. Open Mon-Fri 9-6:00 & Sat 9-2:00 at 502 Briggs St. Erie, CO 80516 or visit and you can always call 303.828.1062!

Smiling Moose Deli Starts Fund for Stabbing Victim

Brian Farmer was one of the victims of the Lafayette stabbing that took place last week. He was an employee of ours and their family is struggling financially due to the unexpected tragedy. There is a fund set-up at Great Western Bank as well as a donation box at the deli which we’ll pass along to the family. We would appreciate if the Chamber could reach out to the business community and see if anyone can help this family. For further information on the fund, please call the Deli at 303-665-3354 and speak to Alice or Matt at Smiling Moose Deli – Erie.

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Upcoming Election Candidates Interstate 25 Gets a Failing Grade as We Urge Our Senators to Seek Federal Transportation Funds

Paul Sorensen – Firestone Mayor Pro-tem The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has given itself a B- on its overall highway report card for 2013, with a long-range goal of maintaining that same grade, according to ( What isn’t shown is the failing grade of an F that our northern Interstate 25 corridor is rated between Colo. Highway 66 and 14. That’s 26 miles of failed infrastructure that CDOT and our state elected representatives have failed to find a viable solution for improving. According to a 2011 CDOT study “North I-25 EIS” ( projects/north-i-25-eis), phase 1 projects include adding a Tolled Express Lane (TEL) in both directions by widening I-25 between Colo. Highway 56 and 66 and widening I-25 between U.S. Highway 36 and 120th Avenue. This would create a public / private partnership and turn sections of North I-25 over to a private company to collect tolls to payback the construction costs of the additional TEL. Now CDOT is proposing converting one of the three existing general purpose lanes between 120th Avenue and Colo. Highway 66 to a TEL. CDOT is counting on the congestion made from reducing the three existing general lanes to two encouraging drivers to “choose” the toll option. What this proposal ultimately will do is create an unsafe driving environment in an effort to generate tax dollars. The timeline for this proposal is 2035. As a result of this limited vision for a viable solution, representatives from the

Letter to the Editor:

Why the upcoming election in firestone is so important? April 1, 2014 is the date set for Firestone’s mayoral election. It is one of the most important elections for the future of our community. Your ONE vote becomes even more important as concerned citizens take the time to vote for the one they believe will meet the challenges we face in moving forward. Last year I promised myself that I would be in search of truth and results for the community in which I live. I also promised to promote and support anyone who truly makes sure that Firestone symbolizes the motto: “A Community in Motion.” This includes the entire town. Many like-minded citizens are having their voices heard, but we need more to join with us for the betterment of the entire community of Firestone. We need a mayor who understands that we all have a voice in the decisions made at Town Hall; that our voices are to be heard over the dollar signs that developers and businesses solicit. We must elect a mayor who is trustworthy because their actions match their words and promises. Before you cast your vote consider the following: Is the candidate “pro-education” and been actively involved with the school system, advocating for all our children, including special needs for 6+ years? Involved with the scholarship process? Was he involved with the local religious groups that developed a “Help Center” to provide food locally so those who need it don’t have to travel north to find aid? Has the candidate found help for a mom with 3 children who needed immediate shelter from a domestic violence situation or that single dad with

11 communities and two counties along the northern I-25 corridor have formed the North I-25 Coalition. As a representative from the Town of Firestone, my goal of serving on the Coalition is much like other members: help relieve congestion and expand the I-25 corridor in Northern Colorado by 2020 by adding a TEL not converting existing general purpose lanes. We know the importance of the northern I-25 corridor, which is vital to transportation, community growth and economic development. The coalition believes the proper and better alternative is to work with our elected representatives in Washington D.C. to get this failing grade for the northern I-25 corridor to a passing grade NOW. We’re asking U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator Mark Udall and Congressman Cory Gardner to unite with our communities on finding a viable solution to keeping our path to economic development and community growth open. This failing grade can be improved with the dedicated determination of our senators and representatives to join our coalitions goal for 2014 Federal Transportation Bill reauthorization money. Failing to address this critical need to Colorado’s economy and quality of life for our residents is not an option; nor is tolling an asset that we have already paid for as citizens. We need a unified resolve and a strong bipartisan goal to get the federal transportation tax dollars that will boost our transportation network, upgrade the corridor to attract new industries, jumpstart our states’ economic growth, and save business and resident transportation costs by reducing congestion. Abraham Lincoln said “My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.” a life threatening disease and 5 children ranging in a g e from 6-16 who found himself with no resources, did t h e candidate immediately pool his resources to assist? Did he find long-term help for flood victims? Arrange for assistance from FEMA and other resources? Is the candidate involved with other Weld County entities so that Firestone is included in larger projects? Does he establish good relationships by listening and being heard as he advocates for truth and justice? Does he have a vision for completed projects, wise spending and smart growth? I have found such a candidate in the person of George Heath. His actions speak volumes. I have witnessed the immediate action he has taken to meet a need instead of waiting for a ‘fund raiser’ as another wanted. I have witnessed families of special needs students obtain services that they didn’t even know existed. George is a visionary, an honest, trusted leader whose experience is undeniably valuable. George is what Firestone needs. He listens and hears what the people say. He will be ‘The People’s Mayor.’ A professional baseball coach once said: “When the name on the front of your uniform is more important to you than the name on the back, then you are ready to play.” George Heath is ready to play! Make your ONE vote count! Vote George Heath for Mayor of Firestone. Tina Martinez, Firestone, CO

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Area Mayor’s Report—For those of us who do not attend meetings DACONO MAYOR, CHARLES SIGMA

Charles Sigman

z February is when the City’s annual capital improvement program revs up for the upcoming construction season. The City Council


z Our community is a special place. Our history, traditions and aspirations are Tony Carey unique to the Town of Frederick. However, communities don't just happen. They are created through the dedication of many people including your elected officials.


z Here in Firestone, we are working diligently on the making a number of improvements to our Chad Auer roads. As the weather warms up this spring, we will begin construction. Check the town website for updates etc... z Economic development is off to a great start this year. A number of business leaders have told us that, as a result of Firestone's recent investment in our transportation infrastructure, they are coming to Firestone. We are working with such leaders as they expand their enterprises into Firestone.

approved a contract for engineering design work on the Glen Dale Circle rehabilitation project. The project includes repairs to 4,000 feet of curb, sidewalk, gutter and roadway along Glen Dale Circle from Glen Creighton Drive to Mac Laughlin Court. Additionally, 1,500 feet of 10” cement waterline, water service lines, and meter pits will also be repaired/replaced along Glen Dale Circle from Glen Creighton Drive to Mac James Court. The design and construction is budgeted over a two –year period. Final engineering for improvements to Summit Boulevard (WCR 8) are also underway. We hope to pave a 1-mile stretch of Summit Blvd (WCR 8) between York Street and Colorado Blvd. The City will continuously put out updated capital improvement construction information throughout the Spring on our website and in the City Connection newsletter.

z Be on the look-out this month for information about the City’s website re-launch at Our updated website will feature new interactive tools, easier online payment options and improve the ways to interact and get your information from Dacono City government. z Have a great month. Your Mayor, Charles Sigman.

z Many of you know Jim Wollack who is currently serving as the Mayor Pro Tem for the Town of Frederick. Jim is term limited and will be retiring from the Board in April. He has diligently served this community for eight years. Because of his efforts, we are all in a better place. I want to thank Jim for all he's done on our behalf. He will be missed on the Town Board, but we look forward to seeing Jim pursue new adventures. z On April 1st the Town of Frederick will hold elections for three trustee positions. Individuals who are willing to represent and serve our community are needed to ensure our success as we move forward. Please consider running for office as a way to give back and to help guide our future. z Prior to the election an orientation will be held for potential candidates. The purpose of the orientation is to cover topics such as the responsibilities of Trustees, time required to serve and campaign regulations. Current officials will be on hand to provide information and

to answer questions. Check the Town's website for more information, dates and registration. z One way that we work to ensure that the Town moves forward in a thoughtful and planned way is our Annual Retreat. A retreat will be held this month with the current Trustees. A future retreat is also envisioned for the new Board sometime this summer. I look forward to sharing information from this month's retreat in next month's column. z Tree vouchers will be available March 1. Fifty vouchers worth $100 toward a tree valued at $150 or more will be given away on a first come, first served basis beginning at 11:00 a.m. at Town Hall. The vouchers are typically gone within minutes, so if you are interested be sure to mark it on your calendar. z As always, you may find additional information concerning these topics and many others by visiting our website at www.

z Water storage continues to be a priority for Firestone. The Town Board recently visited with representatives from Sen. Bennett's and Sen. Udall's offices. After brushing political rhetoric aside, they were urged to admit the fact that Colorado does not have a water shortage, we have a water STORAGE shortage. As Firestone leads the way in common sense water policy, we remain hopeful that the Senators will join us in leading Colorado forward. Truth be told, I am not holding my breath nor am I waiting for them. z Residential Development: 2014 is looking to be a strong year for residential development in Firestone. It appears that the desire of many to live in a town where the American ideals of fiscal responsibility, personal liberty and decency exceeds the supply of available homes. Therefore, we will see some new neighbors moving in again this year. z St. Vrain Valley School District: I was able to attend a recent meeting with Dr. Haddad, Mr. Smith and Mr. Creighton to discuss the latest issues impacting the school district as well as hear initial plans moving forward. I am proud to report that Firestone continues to have a positive working relationship with our local school district. The professionalism and collaboration between the town and

the district is a key piece of supporting high performing schools. z I was humbled by an invitation from Imagine Charter School to attend a recent breakfast meeting honoring students who have excelled in their studies. I shared a few remarks with the future mayors and hopefully encouraged them in their academic achievements. While America continues to spend billions of dollars and countless hours worshiping professional athletes, the true heroes are students who are pushing themselves to be excellent. They, the students and their teachers, are the real contributors to America. Congratulations to Mr. Zook and his outstanding students. z The Town Board, along with staff and Commissioners, continue to build a strong town government that keeps customer service and long range vision the core of Firestone. In 2014, you will see a number of additions to our effort to keep Firestone on the leading edge of America. I encourage you to take a few minutes to visit our website and get updates on everything and anything related to your hometown, Firestone. z Coffee Talk? Do you have advice, ideas, questions and/ or criticisms for this soon-to-be ex-mayor? Better hurry! Email me at

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Upcoming Election Candidates Carly Koppes

Weld County resident Carly Koppes is running for Weld County Clerk and Recorder in 2014. Koppes is the first person to announce candidacy for the Clerk and Recorder position, which will be vacated by Steve Moreno after 2014 per Weld County term limits. The Weld County Clerk and Recorder office is in charge of the Motor Vehicle, Recording, and Elections departments for the county. Ms. Koppes says she is running for the position after being an employee for a decade and having the opportunity to work under Mr. Steve Moreno, with him as a mentor, she believes she has the skills to service the population of Weld County and continue the respectable reputation of the Clerk and Recorder office. Following one of Mr. Moreno’s favorite quotes “there is always room for improvement”, Koppes will strive to not only keep up the level of service already provided but bring in a different point of view to improve some office functions to serve the county. Ms. Koppes’ experience in the Clerk and Reorders office has primarily been the Elections office, but she has also worked in the Recording office and Motor Vehicle office. The knowledge, skills, and working relationships she has established with her co-workers is what makes Ms. Koppes the best candidate to follow Mr. Moreno as the 29th Weld County Clerk and Recorder. Weld County Clerk and Recorder candidate Carly Koppes Age: 27 Years in Weld County: 27; home owner Family: Koppes is the oldest of three children and her parents are Joseph and Connie Koppes of Greeley. Siblings are Benjamin Koppes (Windsor) and Hayley Koppes (Greeley) and she is the proud aunt of Darryn Koppes. Community Involvement: Koppes is involved and a current office holder

with the Colorado Federation of Young Republicans and Northern Colorado Young Republicans. She is also a third generation Greeley Stampede Volunteer Wrangler, United Day of Action Team Weld County Captain, Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, member of the Loveland Sweet Talkers Toastmaster Club, National Asian Indian Republican Association volunteer, Human Society Volunteer and Cattle Baron’s Ball American Cancer Society volunteer. Other Interests: Koppes is a Second Degree Black Belt with Mountain States International Black Belt Academy. She has three horses she enjoys spending time with and was also the Second-runner up to Miss Rodeo Colorado 2009 and 2010, receiving the Horsemanship award, Spirit award and Miss Congeniality award. Koppes also enjoys home improvement projects, crafts, working on her 1976 Ford Mustang Cobra and motorcycling.

Bobbi Sindelar Champion for Firestone Asks for Your Vote Bobbi Sindelar has been a resident of Firestone for the past 14 years and was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2010. Sindelar has enjoyed serving the thriving Firestone community and is excited to continue to be a part of the dynamic collaboration that happens on the Board of Trustees. During Bobbi Sindelar's tenure as Trustee and Planning Commission member Sindelar has served Firestone as: Member of the Firestone Urban Renewal Authority Member of the Firestone Liquor Authority Public Policy Legislastive Liaison to the Colorado Municipal League Chair /Vice Chairwoman of the Planning Commission Chairwoman of the Board of Adjustments

Chairwoman of the Parks, Trails and Recreation Advisory Board • Board representative of the Cultural Committee Sindelar has a bachelor’s degree from Mesa University and has worked in financial planning and investments. Currently she is self employed and a USTA recreational tennis instructor. Sindelar, her husband Mike and four children make avid use of the wonderful Firestone amenities including parks, tax free grocery shopping, schools and more. They appreciate the excellent quality of life we are blessed with by being Firestone residence. Sindelar has been honored to serve on the Board of Trustees over the last four years with an outstanding group of dedicated people. She would like ask for your vote in this Aprils election so she can help keep Firestone moving in a positive direction. Bobbi's focus is on promoting sensible economic development, attracting sit down restaurants and other valuable services, improving our parks & roads while maintaining our unique small town charm. The best is yet to come for Firestone!

John Damsma

Introducing John Damsma, Town of Firestone Trustee Candidate. April 1, 2014, registered voters in the Town of Firestone will elect three individuals to represent them as Trustees. I am a worthy candidate and please read on to learn more about me. Upon graduating high school, I enlisted in the United States Air Force serving from 19681974. After being honorably discharged, I attended college in Michigan and then moved to Denver in 1978. I marketed residential real estate until I began a twenty-five year career with UPS. 2004 was the year I retired from UPS and I have enjoyed family, friends, the wonders of Colorado and playing baseball ever since. Honoring our armed forces veterans for their

service and sacrifice is a priority and I volunteer in ways to show my gratitude. Firestone has been home for me since 2008 and I appreciate the many benefits living in this small town offers. It’s no accident that Firestone has recently been rated one of the best small towns in America! I have been active in Firestone’s Stoneridge community for five years and I currently actively lead the community as president of the Stoneridge HOA. Representing the residents of Firestone as their Trustee will be an honor and a responsibility I take seriously. I believe the purpose and actions of the town government should be a true reflection of the character and needs of its residents. You know the type of government I’m talking about…by the people and for the people. I’m a good listener, fiscally responsible and I pay attention to detail. Your vote to allow me, John Damsma, to represent you as Trustee is respectfully asked for and appreciated. Together we will continue to move Firestone in a positive direction.

Matt Holcomb

I would like to announce my candidacy for Firestone Mayor in the upcoming election, and ask for your vote. It was just six years ago that I first asked Firestone residents to let me be part of the Board of Trustees. I was concerned about the leadership of our town and wanted to do my part to make it better. I thought my life experiences and my desire to improve our local government would make a positive difference in the Board. Fortunately enough voters agreed to give me the opportunity to serve and to demonstrate my affinity for this town and its residents. Looking back here are some of the ways I helped to improve: Communications – It was important to me that individuals had opportunities to tell the board what was on their minds, good or bad, and to encourage constructive dialogue. This was accomplished by additional time for public comment during Board meetings, periodic town hall meetings for informal conversations, surveys that ask and measure objective factors, and improvement to staff and their processes that foster communication with residents. I truly believe that local government is in place to serve its residents, and open and effective communications ensure this is done in an optimal manner. Finances – A big part of being a trustee is taking care of your money and using it in a responsible manner. I have supported revenue increases through

community growth, development agreements and rationale town service fees and rates. I have also sought to keep expenses in check by focusing the town on essential needs and services, and to support additional investments in town infrastructure that improves quality of life and returns back that investment. Town Staff – Trying to be the best small town in Colorado, and possibly the world, requires the teamwork of the Board and town staff. It is my opinion that Firestone needs the right combination of personnel, tools and processes necessary to implement Board policy and ensure residents are getting needed, high-quality services. Some examples of this accomplishment are enhancements to human resource function, investments in information technology, and periodic reviews of compensation strategies. Decision Making – Most board decisions are fairly routine and noncontroversial but occasionally they delve into areas where hard decisions need to be made. I have established a record that shows strong leadership, strategic thinking and thoughtful decision making process. I have not shied away from providing alternate views where I thought it was helpful. It is important to me that my decisions reflect sound long-term perspective for the town and not short term feel good answers. I would like to continue serving you in this manner and become your Mayor in April. I want to lead a team that continues to improve your town, and provides a responsive and efficient local government. I look forward to meeting you and answering your questions in the days ahead. Please contact me at matt4mayor@

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Keeping Up with Home Improvements

Being a homeowner is one of the most rewarding parts of life, but it is also a large undertaking. From the day you move in to the day you sell your home, there will always be something that will need to be repaired or remodeled. You may want to undertake some changes simply to elevate your comfort level – like installing central air conditioning – or to spruce up the home’s aesthetics, such as adding a few stainedglass windows. But other work will need to be done to maintain the property and minimize problems later on. These may include replacing a hazardous roof, fixing broken windows, and repairing leaky pipes. These are all necessities. Left undone, they can lead to major problems and damages within the home. If you decide one day to sell, other improvements will likely be made to increase the home’s value and

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Secondly, and maybe more importantly, the father will not experience the joy and cold & snowy February! frustration of trying to take care of the home while caring for small children. He Call to schedule a may never fully appreciate what the mother does until he has been left on his own to do it himself. To ensure the father gets the full experience, the mother may need Gel Polish/Two-week to call her friends and his mother and warn them not to provide too much assistance manicure or a warm while she’s away. The father will have a much greater appreciation for the mother on her return. I can almost guarantee that he will never come home from work, & relaxing Pedicure. walk about a less-than-sparkling house and ask, “What did you do all day?” At the Nail Table Mothers need to realize that even though fathers don’t do it exactly like the mother, he is quite capable. If the children go to bed at midnight, or miss brushing you can expect Friendly their teeth, even for two days, nothing significant happens. The children will survive. And truth be told, dads are usually much more fun than moms. So, no, he conversation & long is not a babysitter. He can and should care for the children especially for the mother lasting healthy nails! to have some “girl time,” alone time, or whatever it 303.775.9225 takes to rejuvenate her. Just as the mothers Second Street Salon need to value the father’s 425 Second Street • Frederick ability to care for the 303.833.2326 children, fathers need to value the mother’s contribution to the family. Whether mom is working outside the home or is a stay-at-home mom, she is often the one who provides a great deal of care for the children. She is often the glue that keeps the home together. Often during a divorce, husbands refer to their retirement or investment fund as theirs alone. Pursuant to Colorado law, this is not the case. Regardless of whether the wife works outside the home or not, she has contributed to the husband’s ability to build that retirement or investment fund. Now, if the wife has been nothing but a hindrance, or someone who has spent the parties’ money wildly, it may seem as though she did not contribute and that may be the reason for the pending divorce. Generally though, the wife has contributed in some way in the building of that fund. If nothing else, she has forgone access to that money as it was earned and she has forgone the ability to create her own retirement, gain valuable work experience and subsequent promotions. Had the husband given her “her half,” or what her services as a stay-at-home mom were worth when it was earned, he would have significantly less at the time of a divorce. In fact, he may have to take out a substantial loan or a second job just to pay her. Too often women do not feel they are entitled to those funds. They do not value their own contribution. Committed to offering Fortunately, Colorado state statutes, entitle the parties to an equitable share of the marital assets. Anything acquired during the marriage is martial property, unparalleled personal service with some exceptions, for example, gifts and inheritances. One way to avoid some of the angst with having to potentially divide What you can expect: a retirement or investment fund upon divorce, and it makes sense even if Honesty ~ Attentiveness you stay married, is to start a retirement or investment fund in the wife’s Diligence ~ Efficiency name. All funds will then be divided equitably. The husband will have to A practical approach share “less” of what he feels is his retirement and the wife may feel more secure during the marriage and in the event of a divorce. 303-500-5116 Please note: This article is based on what I typically experience in my field PO Box 998 as a divorce attorney. All women do not believe their husband is incapable of Frederick, CO 80530 taking care of the children. A lot of men actually want to ensure their soonto- be ex-wife is cared for financially, even after a divorce. While this may not apply to you, I can almost guarantee it applies to someone you know. For more information you may call Ellen Ross at 303.500.5116 or A member of the Carbon Valley Chamber of Commerce visit her site at

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appeal to potential buyers. From the very beginning, get in the habit of taking an inventory, at least once every year, of every nook and cranny of your home to check for potential problems. Examine the roof, foundation, plumbing, electrical wiring – basically everything. Try to fix trouble spots as soon as you uncover them. This proactive approach will help you avoid larger expenses later on, so leave no stone unturned when taking your inventory. You may expect to spend one percent of the purchase price of your home every year to handle a myriad of tasks, including painting, tree trimming, repairing gutters, caulking windows, and routine system repairs and maintenance. An older home will usually require more maintenance, although a lot will depend on how well it has been maintained over the years. Tell yourself that the upkeep of your home is mandatory, and budget accordingly. Otherwise, your home’s value will suffer if you allow it to fall into a state of disrepair. Remember, there is usually a direct link between a property’s condition and its market value: The better its condition, the more a buyer will likely pay for it down the road. Adopt the attitude that the cost of good home maintenance is usually minor compared to what it will cost to remedy a situation that you allowed to get out of hand. For example, unclogging and sealing gutters may cost a few hundred dollars. But repairing damage to a corner of your home where gutters have leaked can potentially cost several thousands of dollars. Greg Zadel CRB, CRS, GRI, Zadel Realty, 8110 WCR 13 S-4 Firestone, CO. 80504, o. 303-8333012 f. 303-833-3054,, www.

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er By April Fordyce Blewett rm on Fo arb ley l Snap Fitness is a 24 hour fitness center that offers fitness, tanning, red light rejuvenation in a C al ta V en fun atmosphere. What is “red light rejuvenation” you might ask? It’s a natural, safe and relaxing Dr. Hani Marogil, DMD, PC • 630 Main St. • Unit B • Frederick D method to trigger your body to increase your own production of collagen which in turn smoothes Offering Excellent & Affordable Dental Care and reduces wrinkles and creates more youthful looking skin. This machine treats your entire In A Privately Owned Practice body in a relaxing 20 minute session and emits NO UV whatsoever. That should be enough to get 303.833.5500 • many of us to join right now, especially since the current special is no initiation fee! 2nd Location • 303.466.4646 • 340 E. 1st. Ave. • Ste. 202 • Broomfield Melanie and Jeromy took over the business on September 1st, 2013, after their first year Also Available: Accepting New of being active members there. In that year, they found themselves desiring to inspire change, Laser Dentistry Patients & Most Invisalign Insurances! not only for members, but for the business and the facility so they made it permanent. BOTOX Juvéderm™ Melanie and Jeromy have made quite a few changes and improvements to Snap Fitness Special Introductory Offer Whitening since they took over. Their short term goals are to continue making improvements to the New Patient Exam, We Carry equipment and the current facility. For the long term, these two would love to work towards Obagi® Medical X-Rays & Regular Cleaning getting a larger facility. They want to stay in the same area and offer more options to their Skincare members as far as gym equipment and other amenities. All Juvéderm™ & BOTOX Hani Marogil DMD, PC are administered by a doctor. For Patients With No Snap Fitness is located on the south end of Firestone and is a great location for anyone Dental Insurance in the Carbon Valley area. They also cater to members that work in the area part time or need comprehensive restorative & reconstructive dentistry • implant replacement Marogil Dentristry *Offer valid w/this ad only. implant restoration • veneers • composite filings • laser dentistry short term membership when they visit family or stay in the area temporarily. Does not include periodontal digital radiography • partials • dentures • crowns • bridges (made in the USA) Membership is open to all those over fourteen years of age and want to have healthier therapy. Valid at Frederick location only. Not valid w/any other lifestyles. Snap Fitness welcomes all those with the desire to become the best that they can be. offers or prior services. Setting the standard for exceptional care! Melanie says, “It is not about comparing yourself to others but setting realistic goals for This offer expires 3.31.2014. In-House Discounts Available for Non-Insured Dental Patients! yourself that help make you the best you can be.” Those that have never worked out in a gym before to the bodybuilders and just about everyone in-between have found more than a great gym, they have found a fitness home. Both Melanie and Jeromy provide assistance to those who need it through body fat testing, nutrition analysis, and workout routines. Snap Fitness and Staff are as hands on or off as the member desires. Jeromy specializes in interval training and nutrition and Melanie specializes in injury rehabilitation fitness and nutrition. We both believe that people should work towards being the best version of themselves through living a healthy and active life. Just as healthy, active lifestyles take time to build and mature, Melanie and Jeromy’s relationship started developing after they met as police officers. Their journey began while fighting crime and teaching other officers how to live healthy lives. While their focus on nutrition and fitness grew in their careers, so did their friendship. Over the years, Melanie and Jeromy’s relationship turned to dating. In July of last year they became engaged. They are looking forward to their wedding on the anniversary of their engagement in Haircuts July 2014, all the while revamping the fitness center. Snap Fitness has been more than a good fit for Neck Shaves C E RT IF IE D PUB L IC ACCOUNTANT these two. It works perfectly for their active lifestyle Mustache/Beard Trim but coincides with their hobbies also. When they are 1 5 6 F i r st St reet  Ft . L upt o n, CO Shave 303-857-2300 not in the gym, they enjoy growing fresh produce in their garden and canning foods and making jellies. 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We know that we can't predict our future, but we can control the habits and actions we do today to help make for a healthier tomorrow. So let's throw out the question: What kind of health do you want for your body 20 years from now? Do you want a body that can walk around the block with ease, ski, hike, play games with the kids or grandkids, swim, bike around the neighborhood, workout and many more? you want a body that will hurt with every step, one that gets out of breath with minimal activity, one that would rather sit on the couch, is overweight, maybe in a wheelchair or a motorized scooter, or you may not be around to experience life with your family and friends in 20 years? I want to help you be the first set of answers and I hope you'll reach out to me so I can help you. Here's another scenario: As a mom you would do anything for your kids, right? You will make sure they have everything they need, stay up all night when they are sick, and you'll make sure they get to the various appointments, practices/games, etc. Once your baby is born and they grow up, the attention usually continues to stay on the child and that is when many moms begin to slowly lose the importance of herself and her health. When you, as a mom, take care of yourself, you're modeling healthy behaviors to your kids. We all know that your kids watch what you do and learn from what you do much more then what you say. Your kids will see that mom is taking the time to plan and cook healthy meals, read labels at the store, and workout with weights to increase strength, etc.

Of course this isn't a 100% guarantee that your child will grow up to be healthy, but it's a great start as many kids want to be just like mom or dad. Moms, I would like to encourage you to bring your female teens (age 12 and up) along with you to one of the five ladies fitness groups I offer in Frederick and Niwot. It's a time of getting healthy, fun, and mother/daughter time spent together. I'm also a mobile personal trainer that can come to your home and help you and your family workout together. Other ideas would be for your family to do a fun run or 5K together. Pictured here you see me and my family together last year as we did the Carbon Valley Half Marathon Autism Race together. If you have younger children, you can also incorporate your kids/grandkids into your activities or workouts at home sometimes, and let them see that you're taking your own health and wellness seriously. If you need help getting started or you're ready to take action today for a healthier tomorrow, I'm here to help you through exercise and nutritional help. Contact Tracy Rewerts, NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Women's Fitness Specialist at TimeForChangePersonalTraining. com or 303-828-2856.



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Every year more and more people discover why cruises are the ideal vacation. A cruise ship is basically your giant buffet of wonderful experiences, with a wide selection of cuisines and cultures, activities in the sun and spas to pamper your every indulgence, destinations to exotic, historical spots and a million ways to relax. You can do it all or do absolutely nothing - the choice is yours! To book the perfect cruise for you and your family, simply follow these helpful guidelines compiled by your travel counselor. Be sure that booking your next vacation should be as relaxing as the vacation itself. Where in the world do you want to go and for how long? The length of your trip largely depends on how much time and money you can afford. Cruises offer everything from one night excursions out to sea and back to journeys that take you around the world. With 70 percent of the planet covered in water, the next question should not be where to go to but where to go to first! Cruise ships visit many ports around the world, providing you with rare glimpses into many cultures all in one eyepopping vacation. Many first-time cruisers choose the Caribbean or Mexican Riviera, where you pleasantly float from one island paradise to the next. For a local alternative try Alaska, where you'll experience calving glaciers and curious whales while following the Inside Passage or the Gulf of Alaska route. Or, take a fall cruise to New



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A-1 Natural Arbor Care

By Melissa Campbell What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of the word arborist? Do you know who or what they are and what it is that they do? Is it a conservationist or a surgeon? Actually either of those answers would be correct if you are thinking of trees. The definition of arborist is: tree surgeon. Nathan Sewolt, owner and operator of A-1 Natural Arbor Care takes his surgery of trees in the community very seriously. Beginning his career at the age of 18, he worked with many companies which gave him experience in a wide range of tree services from hurricane clean up to working at some of the finest homes in Denver and Cherry hills. All this education led Nathan to being able to recognize the great need for a professional tree service in the Carbon Valley area. After doing some research and planning, then getting some help from family, Nathan was able to begin A-1 Natural Arbor Care in 2008. His goal is to provide an eco-friendly, educated, conservative small town tree service. And he’s doing just that! A-1’s clients range from large corporations, H.O.A.s, and small businesses but the majority of his clients are residential homes. A-1 serves the greater Weld, Boulder, Adams and Larimer counties. Sewolt says that “every client is important no matter how big or small the job is. Customer service is our number one concern along with the health of your landscape.” He also says that “working outdoors in nature” and helping to educate his peers on the importance of conserving and growing our urban forests is part of what he loves about his job. A-1 would like everyone to be aware of the importance of hiring a professional Arborist to take care of your landscaping needs including making sure that the service I-25 & Hwy 52 you choose is licensed and insured. He says asking for referrals never hurts either. Here’s one you might trust. “Nathan has cared for my trees for about three years now. He has trimmed them to help them grow stronger and fuller. Plus, two years ago I lost a tree in an early heavy snow and Nathan showed up and removed the split, destroyed tree in about twelve minutes. At a later time he removed the stump along with all my aspen roots that had taken over the back yard.” Kelly Martindale, owner of the Carbon Valley Consumer Report. Nathan wants to remind everybody that now is the time to start scheduling to trim your fruit trees. It’s important to trim many trees while they are still dormant. As a thank you to his customers of the past five years for their support of him and the company, Nathan is offering a 10% discount through March. See his ad on page 10. Thank you cards with the 10% off services are being sent out now. Nathan is still working hard to provide the “best tree service in the area” thru combined education and “smart sustainable growth”. So the next time your trees are growing a little too big for the yard or threatening to fall where they shouldn’t, keep A-1 Natural Arbor Care in mind and let them do the heavy work for you. After all you know what they do now. Call Nathan at 720.394.8357 or visit

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Just Curious, Kelly... Have a question about the Carbon Valley area? Ask me! Question:

Kelly, just curious, do you know about the Colorado National Speedway letting their parking lot be used to store vehicles? There are a LOT of vehicles there and many people have been asking why the cars are there."


Thank you to those at Colorado National Speedway for answering this question. They said: "The cars in the parking lot are flood damaged vehicles from this past summer's devastating floods. I believe they [insurance companies] auction them off. Most of the vehicles are in terrible condition and can only be used for parts. There are a few that are in decent condition and those are included in the weekly auctions. The race track is merely the place for storage. The entire operation is run by insurance companies etc. I do not believe the auctions are open to the public and I'm not certain how somebody would be able to bid on any of vehicles."

If you have a question about the Carbon Valley or surrounding area, submit your question via email at carbonvalley@gmail. com or through our Facebook page at CarbonValleyConsumerReport. We will do our best to find out the answer for you. Thank you for reading the Carbon Valley Consumer Report.

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Vol. 15, Issue 2

Selecting the Best Sheen for Paint

After choosing your paint color there are several points to consider before deciding which sheen to use. Flat or Matte paints lack brilliance and luster and are most commonly used in areas where you don’t want the surface to stand out, such as walls with imperfections and ceilings. Easier to touch up flat paints have been known to be difficult to clean, but paints currently on the market do have better washability. Flat finishes on walls provide a soft, subtle look to your home. There are ultraflat paints designated specifically for ceilings. Eggshell finishes are the next step up yet are still considered low sheen. Having an eggshell, velvety appearance they are desired throughout the home, most often utilized in living rooms and adult bedrooms. Eggshell tends to blemish easily so it is less recommend for high traffic areas. It is still fairly easy to touch up and is washable. Satin finishes are the most requested by homeowners for interiors. Scrubbable, they are often used for playrooms, kid’s rooms, kitchens, baths, etc. The sheen is often described as a pearl like satin, thus the name. Touch up can require painting a larger area to blend in. Semigloss finishes are used most often on trim, moldings, baseboards, interior doors, door jambs and on kitchen and bath walls and other areas that are touched a lot. It stands up better to moisture, stains, dirt and scrapes. It is easy to clean and handles repeated cleanings well but it may be harder to touch up. Gloss finishes are sometimes requested for trim and woodwork, but show imperfections easily. While they are the easiest to clean, resist moisture and wear well touch up may be tricky. For home exteriors, satin paint is most often used on the body and trim. Front doors can be painted in any sheen, most often satin, gloss or semigloss. Your painting contractor is in a position to offer guidance through the selection process. For more information call Tim Zaerr at Blue Parrot Painting at 303.678.8442 or visit www.

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Mountain View Home Staging & Redesign

By Shawna Campbell Mountain View Home Staging and Redesign is a Frederick business that offers professional home staging and redesign services. Home Staging is using limited funds, practical creativity and extraordinary expertise to professionally prepare a home to sell so that it becomes infinitely more attractive to potential buyers who aspire to live there. With a small investment from the home seller their home will sell quickly and for more money. Interior redesign is the art of using what people already have in the home to transform their space so that it becomes more attractive, comfortable, and reflective of the home owner’s personality. If you are getting ready or thinking about selling your home, Heather Ledgerwood is the women for you. It is her mission to make your home gorgeous for you to live in or to help you sell it. She stages and redesigns homes for homeowners and realtors. She loves to help people sell their house for more money or make their home better and prettier to live in. She started this business in spring of 2013 with her husband, after they searched for a new home and saw that so many homes needed staging. As a tenyr.-old child, Heather loved to redecorate. She would rearrange her furniture in her room on a monthly basis. Heather is a HSR Certified Professional Home Stager and Redesigner. She is also a member of RESA (Real Estate Staging Association) and ASHSR (American Society of Home Stagers and Redesigners.) Her focus is to help people make more money, sell their home faster, and give you less headache and stress. Staging your home will also make your online photos pop with glamour. She shows complete respect for your home and promises your home will be in great hands. If you live in Frederick, Firestone, Dacono, Erie, Longmont or any of the surrounding areas Heather would love to serve you. As a Professional Home Stager her goal is to spread the word about the importance of home staging and how it can greatly increase your sales profit and the speed in which your home sells. Professionally staged homes sell 50% faster and for 6-10% more money! top reasons to stage your home: 1) You will make more money 2) Your home will sell faster and for more money 3) Home sellers cannot view their home objectively, 4) Your online photos will stand out amongst the competition 5) Only 10% of homebuyers can visualize the potential of a home 6) Less headache and stress in the sales process 7) Leaving your house “as is” helps the competition 8) You can relax! Heather and her husband are both Colorado natives and they have been married for 10 years. They have 2 children, a 5 and 6-year-old. Her son attends Centennial Elementary in Firestone and her daughter starts Kindergarten in the fall. Heather has been blessed to be a stay-at-home-mom for the past 6 years! She loves spending time with her family and friends, plus spending time outdoors and traveling. You can reach Heather Monday-Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm at 303.960.9928 or visit her website at or email her at heather@ 303-678-8442

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Warrior Fitness & Mixed Martial Arts Academy

By Peggy Blewett Have you ever felt like kicking some A$$ and getting into shape? Then Warrior Fitness & Mixed Martial Arts Academy is the place for you. In January of 2012 Jorge Rangel (far right) and Hector Sanchez (left with Toby Lopez center) opened their doors to give the community a new fitness outlet that’s different than anything in this area. Warrior Fitness is a place where parents can come bring their children and have them join a kid’s class while mom and/ or dad kick a punching bag or workout in a different class. Warrior Fitness also caters to experienced MMA enthusiasts as well as those new to the sport. Warrior Fitness recently relocated to Frederick and nearer the schools. This is a better location for youth in the Carbon Valley especially if they take classes after school, on their way home. It’s also very convenient for parents to drop the kids off for their class and they can go back home or grocery shop while the kids practice. The kid’s classes are perfect for helping your child gain self confidence which helps in defending themselves against bullying. Are you ready to get in shape, just drop a few pounds, learn self defense, or learn mixed martial arts, maybe even compete in the cage? Come try out one of our classes and see what we’re all about. You might find you like it more than you thought possible. Kelly Martindale participated in a couple boxing classes that she thoroughly enjoyed. She’s trying to get her schedule/projects under control so she can get back at it. Warrior Fitness offers cardio kickboxing, open mat, cardio conditioning, abs/cardio, boxing fundamentals, jiujitsu, kickboxing fundamentals, and MMA just to name a few. This gym is informal, welcoming and has zero intimidation. And don’t worry what you look like! No makeup, no problem. We’re here to sweat. You’ll be look’in good later! And don’t worry about fashion either…be comfortable.

You are amongst friends at Warrior Fitness. Jorge Rangel was born and raised in Frederick; he played football and basketball and graduated at Frederick High School. He owned a local limo company for almost 10 yrs and at age 21 he received his personal trainer certification. Jorge has been training in mixed martial arts for about 9 years and is ranked 1-1 as an amateur fighter. Jorge will be fighting again April 26th. His partner, Hector Sanchez, has lived here for about 15 years. He grew up playing baseball. Hector served in the Army and received an honorable discharge. Hector recently graduated and received his personal trainer certification from National Academy of Sports Medicine. Jorge and Hector have been training together for nine years and they plan to change the way people think about fitness. They want to introduce the next generation of kids to mixed martial arts and its disciplines which offers a different alternative to traditional sports and fitness. Plus, it’s a healthier alternative to video games and TV. Some of their favorite experiences thus far are helping one of our clients lose a substantial amount of weight. Helping one of our fighters get the amateur championship belt and another one of our members placed in a jiu jitsu competition. They said it's always wonderful helping kids overcome bullying at school. Warrior Fitness & Mixed Martial Arts Academy/Xtreme MMA serves men, women and children 5 and up. They offer classes for people of all ages, abilities and gender. They offer a variety of fees for drop-in, monthly class and unlimited monthly classes! They are open monday through Thursday 5-9pm and saturdays 10am to noon. They are located at 5959 Iris Parkway, just north of Santiagos. Their number is 303.953.2034. Like them on Facebook for class updates as they will be adding more classes as they get busier.


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Now that the holiday's are over, this is a good time to re-evaluate your health goals for the New Year. If you did not commit to a goal yet, consider this question: “what is the #1 most important thing you could change in your life right now to bring about the greatest positive impact on your quality of life or health?” Look no further, start there. The holiday season can also be very stressful and a time for over-indulgence on the various holiday feasts, events, and delicacies which often begin at Halloween and continue through New Year’s Eve. It is not surprising that many people develop stomach problems during this time of year. In previous columns I have written about medications which require careful monitoring for potential side effects. A very common category of frequently prescribed drugs are the Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI’s) and the related, though less potent, H2 Blockers. These medications are used to dramatically decrease the amount of acid produced in the stomach, usually to treat heartburn and the various stomach problems that lead to ulcers. There is one PPI which is available over the counter (omeprazole, or Prilosec), and several OTC H2 Blockers (Pepcid, Zantac, Tagamet).

There are also a variety of prescription-only PPI’s (Protonix, Nexium, Aciphex, Prevacid, Dexilant, etc.) In last week’s medical news, several studies revealed that frequent use of these medications often leads to significant Vitamin B12 deficiency. It is also well-known that these drugs reduce the patient’s absorption of other critical substances including minerals needed to develop strong, healthy bones. The natural acidic environment of the stomach also acts as our body’s protective barrier to entry of a variety of harmful or toxic substances which are denatured by the naturally potent stomach acid. I have encountered countless patients who have been taking these medications for extremely long periods of time-months, or even years. There are a few serious diseases which warrant “indefinite” daily use of PPI’s, but it is inappropriate to use these powerful drugs for conditions that can often be treated by simple modifications of lifestyle. Lifestyle-related stomach disorders often include various degrees of inflammation of the stomach lining (gastritis), heartburn (gastroesophageal reflux--or GERD), and the recurrently upset stomach (dyspepsia). These conditions nearly always improve and often completely resolve with simple modifications that are safe, natural, and inexpensive. Limiting intake of caffeine, alcohol, tobacco, and spicy foods is a great place to start. As is committing to eating smaller and more frequent meals, rather than one or two very large meals-especially just before laying down to bed. Many

individuals develop stomach problems during periods of high stress, so a formal process of stress-reduction can be very helpful. The NSAID family of drugs (Advil, Aleve, Ibuprofen, Motrin...etc...) is also extremely irritating to the stomach lining and should be limited. In fact, in many cases, the beginning of “stomach problems” can often be traces to a knee or shoulder injury which prompted the use of frequent doses of NSAIDs. Some natural options which are often successful for treatment of mild or moderate cases of gastritis, GERD, or dyspepsia include aloe vera juice, natural digestive enzyme supplements, and probiotics. There are a variety of food intolerances and food sensitivities that can contribute to a wide range of abdominal symptoms which should be considered as well. A good place to start is an “elimination diet”. Of course, if the natural approach fails, it is very important to obtain a thorough medical evaluation to ensure that there is not a serious underlying problem. For the minority of patients who are found to require long-term PPI or H2 Blocker therapy, I recommend vitamin B12 supplementation (with monthly injections) and vigilant monitoring for potential bone thinning (osteoporosis). Cheers to your health and to a happy 2014! Dr. Tusek

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Vol. 15, Issue 2

Honor Flight on May 4

“Don’t forget the flag!” I yelled as we headed out the front door. I grabbed my sunglasses as my husband and I raced to the car with our 9 year old grandson in tow. We jumped in, fastened our seatbelts and headed for the staging site for A Mile of Smiles, the Honor Flight send-off. Our tri-town communities of Firestone, Frederick and Dacono had been challenged to provide a mile of smiles for the Northern Colorado Honor Flight which would pass near our towns on their way from Loveland to Denver International Airport on September 11th, 2011. The Honor Flight organization proudly transports our military Veterans from their home states to Washington D.C. to view the memorials built to honor their service and sacrifice. As we drew near to the staging site, my heart lifted as I saw a huge American flag, suspended between the upright ladders of two fire trucks. Smaller flags danced atop the fence posts as lines of cars moved along the access road running beside Interstate 25, turning into parking areas or pulling off on the shoulder of the road. Parking our car, we made a beeline for the fence separating the access road from the highway. We found a spot where our grandson, Nicholas, could stand above the crowd on a guardrail. There was such an air of excitement as people continued to join the crowds at the fence. Cars & semi-trucks honked, passengers and drivers waving out the windows as they saw a sea of people waving flags. Nicholas proudly held our flag high above his head, beaming with pride. As we waited, we explained to Nicholas the huge sacrifice that our Veterans had made so that we could enjoy the freedoms of the United States of America. We wanted him to understand the importance of what we were doing that day and to feel passion and patriotism for our country. We waved our flags, our hearts overflowing with pride as we eagerly awaited the arrival of the Honor Flight. At last, a State Trooper drove by in the outside lane, using a microphone to let the crowd know that the buses were two minutes away. Suddenly, over the crest of the hill, we saw the flashing lights of the police escort, followed by rows of motorcycles – many of them adorned with American flags waving in the breeze. We cheered as the procession went by, bursting with pride for our Veterans and our country! The Honor Flight buses rolled into view, windows down, Veterans waving in every window. The crowd cheered even louder, many of us tearing up as we watched these brave men and women go by. Following close behind the buses were cars carrying family members accompanying their loved ones on this great adventure. The smiles on their faces helped us realize that we had not only recognized our Veterans for their service and sacrifice but their families as well. As the last car in the procession rolled by, many of us stayed at the fence, still waving our flags. We hated to have this moment vanish, a moment of true pride in our country and our veterans, a moment to remember the sacrifice and courage, a moment to cherish all that we hold dear, a moment to stand shoulder to shoulder with our neighbors, completely united as we shared this life-changing event. I felt grateful and honored to have been a small part of that day and I was so glad that I was able to share it with my grandson and my neighbors! Thank you, Veterans! Thank you, Honor Flight! Thank you for letting us join the celebration! The next Northern Colorado Honor Flight will be May 4th, 2014. Please gather your family, friends and neighbors and join us at 8:15 that morning as we show our gratitude to these remarkable men and women! In a time when division is overwhelming our country, let’s put aside our differences and come together in a shining moment! See you at the fence! Jayna Burtner

Firefighter Honored for His Commitment to Education in the Community

On Monday, January 27, 2014, Liberty Mutual presented Firefighter Jesse Tallent of Mountain View Fire Rescue, with the Fire Mark Award for Community Service and Public Education. "We are extremely grateful to present our Liberty Mutual Fire Mark Award to such a deserving firefighter, Jesse Tallent. What he has created for his local community will only help further MVFR's example of Making a Difference in the Lives of Others which also signifies what our company Liberty Mutual, embodies by Helping People Live Safer More Secure Lives. His level of creativity and effort perfectly displays the foundation of the Fire Mark Award for Community Service and Public Education initiative. Our congratulations and thank you to Jesse!” said Senior Branch Manager of Liberty Mutual, Dan Klith. Firefighter Tallent has served Mountain View Fire Rescue as a Community Outreach Assistant, Seasonal EMT at Colorado National Speedway, and as a Volunteer Firefighter. He grew up in Erie, Colorado and has an incredible passion for keeping his communities safe. “I appreciate Firefighter Tallent’s dedication and commitment to educating the community through our Community Outreach Division,” said Fire Chief Mark Lawley. Liberty Mutual has created the Fire Mark Award for Community Service and Public Education to honor Firefighters that devote countless hours to educating families on fire prevention. Liberty Mutual also is committed to fire safety as they have undertaken one of the Nation’s most ambitious fire education initiatives: A 4,000 square foot exhibit called “Where’s the Fire?” This exhibit is located at Epcot in Walt Disney World and features an interactive game that challenges families to investigate a house for fire hazards by using a high-tech safety light that points out dangers. Liberty Mutual is also an advocate fire safety through, where parents will find vast resources to help them teach their families about fire safety and to prevent home fires from occurring.

Sex Trafficking A Big Concern Ahead Of Super Bowl In New Jersey Weather is not the only issue at the Super Bowl this year...

By KATIE ZEZIMA and SAMANTHA HENRY EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Law enforcement agents in New Jersey have redoubled efforts to fight what they worry could be one of the biggest menaces to come with next month's Super Bowl: sex trafficking. Hundreds of thousands of visitors are expected to descend on New Jersey for the Feb. 2 football game. Many believe the state's sprawling highway system, proximity to New York City and diverse population make it an attractive base of operations for traffickers. "New Jersey has a huge trafficking problem," said U.S. Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., who is co-chairman of the House anti-human trafficking caucus. "One Super Bowl after another after another has shown itself to be one of the largest events in the world where the cruelty of human trafficking goes on for several weeks." Law enforcement in New Jersey has worked for years to battle forced prostitution. The state strengthened its human trafficking law in early 2013, but it hit a roadblock in August when a federal judge ruled that a portion of the law that pertains to commercial sex ads posted online may conflict with federal legislation. The state is appealing. There are scant statistics and much debate over how much sex trafficking increases during a Super Bowl or other large sporting event, but it's been enough of a concern to prompt New Jersey and previous Super Bowl host cities to pay attention to it. Danielle Douglas, a speaker and advocate who identifies herself as a sex-trafficking survivor, said any major sporting event attracts sex traffickers looking to make money. "The Super Bowl is a huge, huge arena for sex trafficking," Douglas said. Some visitors "are coming to the Super Bowl not even to watch football — they are coming to the Super Bowl to have sex with women, and/or men or children." Soon after the announcement that the 2014 Super Bowl would be held at MetLife Stadium, New Jersey officials set up training for legions of law enforcement personnel, hospitality workers, high school students, airport employees and others on identifying the signs of sex trafficking. Local houses of worship are handing out fliers notifying congregants of warning signs, and truckers are being trained to look for people — mostly women but also men — who may be held against their will. Sex trafficking, to be prosecuted as such, must involve — unlike prostitution — not only a buyer and

MVFR Promotional Badge Ceremony

On Thursday, January 23, 2014, Mountain View Fire Rescue held a Promotional Badge Ceremony for two Captains, 2 Lieutenants, and 4 Engineers. “We are extremely proud of these individuals and the work they have done and will do for this organization,” said Fire Chief Mark Lawley.

seller of sex but also a pimp or trafficker controlling the transaction, according to the New Jersey attorney general's office. Officials are also warning the public to watch for people who are forced into labor and individual pimps exerting control over young women and men who are oftentimes underage. "We've enlisted, basically, every service provider that people coming to the Super Bowl are going to run into," Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman said. "There are a lot of eyes that are going to be on their activities and going to be on spotting potential victims of this crime." The Super Bowl task force convened by Hoffman's office is composed of state, local and federal law enforcement officers, community groups, social workers and others. Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli said ads are starting to pop up on Internet sites and law enforcement officials are gleaning information from them. "When you're about ready to have 400,000 men come to this area of the country," Molinelli said, "you're invariably going to have more people try to take advantage of that by providing prostitutes and prostitution." Officials in Texas, Louisiana and Indiana strengthened efforts to combat sex trafficking ahead of previous Super Bowls. In Arizona, which will host the 2015 Super Bowl, U.S. Sen. John McCain's wife, Cindy, has been speaking out, calling the Super Bowl the "largest human-trafficking venue on the planet." It is difficult to ascertain the exact number of trafficking cases in a given year or place because so much of it goes unreported. In 2012, the Polaris Project, a nonprofit that works to combat human trafficking, received 20,652 calls reporting trafficking to its hotline, 330 of which were from New Jersey, CEO Bradley Myles said. "The overall size of the phenomenon in the United States

is much more significant than statistics show," Myles said. Polaris plans to add additional staffers to the hotline in February, but the organization has seen only a modest uptick in calls during previous Super Bowls, Myles said. In December, Kathleen Friess led a two-hour presentation in Hamilton Township for hotel and nightclub employees and tried to dispel notions of what human trafficking looks like. Often, Friess said, it's a local woman forced into sex work by a man she initially thought had romantic intentions. Other times, it's a woman from another country whose family is threatened. Friess told the employees to look for women who may not be in control, who look frightened and may exhibit signs of physical abuse. Victims are often runaways, the impoverished, abuse victims or those living in the country illegally, she said. "You guys are at that front line, seeing them coming and going," Friess said. "You're in a position to prevent human trafficking." Ronald Moore, the security manager at the Grand Summit Hotel in Summit, said he plans to replicate the presentation for his staff. A former police officer, Moore said the hotel has been preparing for the possibility of crime during Super Bowl week. "You're going to have the potential for everything from stolen goods to assault to check fraud. Everything you can imagine is going to be happening," he said. "You have to be aware." Jane Wells, a filmmaker who recently released "Tricked," a documentary about human trafficking, said she wants law enforcement to focus on the crime all the time, not just around sporting events. "This is a 365-day-a-year problem," Wells said. Taken from, Jan. 6, 2014.

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Town of Frederick Election to Take Place April 1 Three trustee positions available

The Town of Frederick will hold an election for three trustee positions on the Board of Trustees on April 1, 2014. Each of the positions will serve a four-year term. These trustee positions are currently held by Rafer Burnham, Fred Skates and Jim Wollack. Jim Wollack is term-limited after eight consecutive years in office. Qualifications for the positions include: • Must be 18 years of age • Must be a registered elector in the Town of Frederick • Must have resided in the Town of Frederick for a period of at least 12 consecutive months, except that, in the case of annexation, any person who has resided in the annexed territory for the time prescribed meets the residency requirement. Anyone who meets these qualifications can pick up a petition packet from the Town Clerk at Town Hall (401 Locust St.) beginning Monday February 10th. Petitions must be returned no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday February 28th. Send high resolution photo to & put "Carbon Frederick will be Valley Baby" in the subject line. Send name, town, & birth date, along holding Running in the Right with the photo & how you are related. Direction, an informational meeting where candidates ”Every good gift and every perfect can learn more about what gift is from above, and cometh down is expected of an elected official, campaigning from the Father of lights, with whom guidelines and pick up their is no variableness, neither shadow petition packet at Town Hall of turning.” James 1:17 on Wednesday February 12th at 5:30 p.m. “We encourage anyone interested in joining us on the Board of Trustees to attend Running in the Right Direction,” said Mayor Tony Carey. “It is a huge responsibility to represent the Haven Monroe Dufour interests of the community December 28, 2013 you live in, but it is also 6 lb 15 oz an exciting and rewarding experience that I hope 20.5 inches potential candidates will come learn more about.”

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By Michael Cotton The owner of Tri-Town Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy is taking a new direction in the new year. Former police officer, Joer Lopez is expanding his Jiu Jitsu school and Finish Gear clothing line in Frederick. Although Professor Lopez, his title as a Jiu Jitsu black belt instructor, has a new career, he prepared for it all of his life. Joer Lopez moved to Colorado from the Philippines as a child. In the Philippines, he was a student of doce pares, a Filipino martial arts form. In high school he excelled in martial arts like tai chi, kung fu, karate, tai kwon do, and was a four year varsity wrestler. This diverse martial arts backgrounds helped him win multiple tournaments until he faced an opponent who practiced Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Lopez was submitted in that match, but it put him on a new path. Joer began training with Easton Jiu Jitsu to learn the form that was to become his passion throughout life. Lopez learned Jiu Jitsu as he prepared for his first career in law enforcement. After graduating the police academy and becoming a Dacono police officer, he used his Jiu Jitsu knowledge as an arrest control instructor for other officers and agencies. As a Dacono police officer ten years ago, Lopez could see the Tri-Town area offered very little for the community’s youth. Seeing an opportunity to serve the community in another way, Joer and his brother, Professor Erwin Lopez, also a Jiu Jitsu martial artist, started the Tri-Town Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy at the VFW in Dacono. Joer also started a clothing line called Finish Gear for his students who began fighting in mixed martial arts (MMA) competitions and needed quality clothing to compete. For many years, Joer Lopez worked as a full time police officer, Jiu Jitsu instructor, MMA trainer, MMA competitor, and marketer for his MMA gear and also went back to college. It was in business classes that he realized he needed to quit the police force and focus on the sport and businesses that were his passion. With his wife Arlene, also a Jiu Jitsu practitioner, he is expanding Tri-Town Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy to include wrestling, women’s fitness, and cardio classes in addition to Jiu Jitsu, MMA, and no-gi Jiu Jitsu. Finish Gear will be launching a new website soon and is also available at the school. The school at 8105 W. I-25 Frontage Road #7 in Frederick, has had many champions in the Pan-American and World Jiu Jitsu Championships as well as local MMA fights. Professor Lopez knows that focusing on the school every day will help his current students achieve even greater success in Jiu Jitsu and MMA as well as opening up opportunities for others in this area to learn these sports, or just take fun classes to get them in better shape. Everyone can visit the new website at, call 720-624-9677, or just stop by to find out more.

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Bits & Pieces from pg. 3 Free Health Fair for Carbon Valley

Sponsored by St. Brigit Episcopal Church and Inner City Health at 110 Johnson Street, Frederick, CO. Pease join St. Brigit Episcopal and Congregational Health Ministry through Inner City Health for a FREE Health Fair on Saturday, March 1st, 2014 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. This fair will include: Free health screenings for Cholesterol, Blood Pressure, Balance and Lung Function with immediate test results. The only requirement is that you drink water before coming. There is no fasting necessary. In addition, there will be nurses and respiratory therapists’ on site to discuss test results and recommendations.

American Legion Post 1985

Monday night dinners are back!! Join us for a hearty meal for only $5 every Monday from 5-8 PM. Meals are prepared by the Auxiliary and members. Friday night dinners return as well and always a pot luck for the Bronco games. Bring a dish and friendship to share. Monday night darts and Monday night football adds to the fun. Many other activities throughout the week provide a great way to mingle with old and new friends. The post hall is available for rent for weddings, anniversaries, family get togethers, special events and fund raisers. Call 303-833-3878 to reserve now. You are welcome at any time and if you would like to find out more about becoming a member of the Legion, Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion or Legion Riders, please drop by for a visit. If you are looking for a Legion “home”, we are here!!! AMERICAN LEGION POST 1985, 870 1ST Street in Firestone or call 303.833.3878.

Reunited and it Feels So Good!

One of the reasons this community is so great is because of the people that live and work here and we wanted to share this heartwarming story with you. Scott Bordewyk (right), a member of the Frederick Public Works team, found a fly fishing rod among the flood debris. Instead of tossing it aside, Scott worked with Frederick Police Department's Sgt. Gregg Lotspeich (in the background) to find the resident who lost the fly fishing rod. Frederick resident Willy Moers (left), was overjoyed that his fly fishing rod was returned to him and wants to thank Scott and Gregg for working so hard to reunite him with one of his prized possessions!

Veterans Of Foreign Wars Post 9741

We are searching for veterans to join us and become an active part of our Tri Town communities. Stop by and chat with a member to find out about our program any Tuesday and Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at 911 Carbondale Dr. Dacono, Co. 303-833-3248.

Hacienda Jalisco Celebrates Three Years

The Hacienda Jalisco celebrated three years at their location on the northeast side of King Soopers. If you have never tried their food, you should now. You will not be disappointed. Authentic Mexican food with great service and fantastic margaritas. They have a huge menu to choose from and you definitely get your money's worth. Stop in and make sure you tell them the Carbon Valley Consumer Report sent you! They are across from Grease Monkey.

Wellness Wednesdays

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Wellness Wednesday is fast approaching....what is Wellness Wednesday? It is a monthly meeting where we will discuss different health topics from a natural health perspective. The first Wellness Wednesday will be this next week, January 8th at 5:59pm at The Brew at DeJa Lu and the topic is Raising Children Naturally! So come on out and learn about a natural medicine cabinet for you and your family!!"

10th Anniversary for CV Relay for Life

Carbon Valley Relay for Life will be celebrating their 10th Anniversary this year! We would like all Cancer Survivors in our area to join us in this event. We enjoying seeing our Survivors and they bring so much hope to all of us. There will be a special meal and then the Survivors start our Relay off with the first lap on the day of the Relay. July 12, 2014 is the date for this year’s Relay for Life, at Hart Park in Firestone, Colo. Anyone interested in joining a team or finding out what Relay is all about can go to or the email is RelayForLifeCV@gmail if you have any questions. Join us to Finish the Fight and also to help us make our 10th year the biggest and best!

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With the event season around the corner, the Town of Frederick is looking for community partners to help with large events! Frederick in Flight will take off in June and this event provides businesses and residents with great opportunities to get involved. Businesses can get a higher level of recognition by sponsoring the event – not only will you be supporting a great community event but your business name will be listed on select event printed materials, the Town of Frederick website, and sponsor banner. As a sponsor, you will also get a balloon flight for two with your banner on the basket! Sponsor forms can be found at Frederick in Flight also provides an exciting opportunity for volunteers by being part of the “crew” for the balloon pilots! If you’re interested in volunteering for event, the volunteer form can also be found at! While Miners Day isn’t until September, the Miners Day Commission is already hard at work planning the event! Sponsorship forms are available at MinersDay. Volunteers will be needed for the day of and leading up to the event – if you’re interested in being involved please email Brooke Cunningham at

After Prom Thanks You

The Frederick High School Boosters After Prom Committee would like to thank our wonderful community for supporting After Prom With the help of the Tri-Towns we were able to fill 2 trailers with your unwanted stuff, raising $2700 for this years After Prom. It will go a long way to keeping our kids entertained and safe! Thanks for coming out to support FHS! Please look for our trailers again next year, to help After Prom support the students and Booster Club at FHS! The After Prom is a free, fun and safe event that is held for the students of Frederick High School following the Prom. After Prom is being held at Frederick High School this year and any adult wanting to help us chaperone the event on April 12th, we welcome your participation. Please contact us at

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Craft Beer Tasting & Social Event for Active Adults 55+

Date and Time: Monday, March 3rd, 4:00 Colorado is ground zero for the booming artisan craft beer industry, and there's a prime example of artisan beer in the Tri-towns -- Frederick's Echo Brewery. Carbon valley active adults, who have been wondering what Colorado Craft Beer is all about, can register for a tasting, tour and social event that gives an inside at the flavors of craft beer. Throughout the year, Echo creates nearly two dozen brews, keeping as many as possible available on tap in the tasting room. Offerings showcase a range that includes IPA's, wheat beers, cask conditioned beers and a porter brewed using coffee from locally owned Carbon Valley Coffee Roasters. Several of Echo's brews have won awards at the Great American Beer Festival and Colorado State Fair. Root beer is also available and their website www.echobrewing. com, provides updates on what is available and what is currently being brewed. Tour participants will enjoy three distinctly made tasters of beer, learn about what makes each of the beers look and taste the way that they do, and have a brief tour of the brewing area in the back. Ticket prices are between $11.00 - $13.00 includes transportation, tasters and brewery information and gratuity for the tasting. For more information, or to reserve a spot on the tour, visit303-833-3660 or go online to view the Winter Rec Programs Review at

Erie High Booster Club Events

Do you have a business page on Facebook? Have you noticed that your reach has been shrinking? Facebook becoming public means the shareholders want a return. That means that free reach is diminishing and paying for it is becoming essential for results. Twitter has developed self serve ads like Facebook over the last 12 months. Yes, even Pinterest’s first promoted pins and advertising went live in October 2013. It is becoming ‘pay to play’ on social. The free lunch is looking a touch smaller. Don’t despair – it’s still an incredibly effective way to get in front of people – people who WANT to connect with you. My recommendation is to use the “boost post” once a week - or when you have something you want to make sure EVERYONE who’s liked your page will see. For only $5, you can extend the reach considerably. Still a mighty effective way to communicate. The increasing complexity of social means you need a strategic marketing plan. This means defining your goals, target demographic, and allocating a budget just for starters. It’s now time to write that social media marketing strategy. Need help? Call Jennie Poppenger with Face to Face - 303.518.0089

Erie High School Booster Club is doing a fundraising raffle to support all of the activities and organizations within the building! Tickets are $25 each or multiples for $20 each. Drawing to be held in Feb. Only 4000 tickets will be sold! 1st place: $15,000 2nd place $7,500 3rd place $5,000 4th place $1,000 (2 prizes at this amount) 5th place $500 (3 prizes at this amount) All donations are a tax deduction. Contact Erie High School Athletics to purchase! Do not have to be present to win!

Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District Welcomes New Board Member

Dustan Flanagan, a Frederick resident and business owner, is the newest member to the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District’s Board of Directors. Flanagan was sworn in on December 27, 2013, and will represent Ward 1 until the May 6 Special District Election. Along with being on the Fire District’s Board, Flanagan also serves as president of the Frederick Downtown Business Association, and has served on several boards and committees including the Carbon Valley Chamber of Commerce, Junior Achievement Liaison to Frederick High School and was a member of the Saint Vrain Valley School District Business Partnership. “My interest in this position is based on my desire to see Carbon Valley develop into a well-balanced and economically strong area. I have great optimism for the future of Carbon Valley, and I have personally invested in that belief. The services provided by FrederickFirestone Fire District are critical to our community and I believe the time I invest in the District will be well spent,” Flanagan said. The Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District is a special taxing district, and so therefore have an elected five member Board of Directors that serve as citizen governance and policy oversight in each Ward. A copy of the District’s Ward map can be found at: http:// The Board of Directors meets the second Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Fredrick-Firestone Fire Protection District Business & Educations Center, 8426 Kosmerl Place in Frederick. All meetings are open to the public, and citizens are encouraged and welcome to attend.

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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 Feb 6th, March 6th, April 3rd, May 1st, June 5th, July 3rd, Aug 7th, Sept 4th, Oct 2nd, Nov 6th, Dec 4th 2014.

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Ladies, join us at Time For Change Personal Training Fitness Group for a FUN way to get healthy and fit. Your first session is FREE and all fitness levels are welcome! Get a full body workout each time including high intensity interval training and circuit training. Tuesday evenings at 7pm in Frederick, Monday and Friday at 8:30am in Niwot, and Monday and Wednesday at 4pm in Niwot. Also, get a free Gift for staying consistent after attending ten group sessions...consistency is what will help you reach your goals! Contact Tracy Rewerts, NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Women's Fitness Specialist by visiting for details on the cost, etc. or call 303.828.2856.

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 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.

Submissions to the Aims Multicultural Art Exhibition accepted March 21 – 28

Artists from across northern Colorado are invited to submit their work to the sixth annual Multicultural Art Exhibition at Aims Community College. All forms of media are welcomed, and submissions should illustrate and celebrate diversity and multicultural themes. Submissions will be accepted from March 21 through March 28 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Ed Beaty Hall 109, 113, 147 or 123 on the Greeley campus. Dyana Wyeno, a mixed media artist based in northern Colorado, will jury this year’s exhibition. Wyeno, along with the Aims Diversity Committee and College President Marsi Liddell, will select award winners based on originality, creativity, technique, professionalism, presentation and conveyance of the multicultural theme. All work must have been made within the past two years. Entries must be no larger than 40 pounds hanging weight and 100 pounds standing weight. Two-dimensional pieces must be ready to hang and three-dimensional pieces need to be stable and secure. Each artist may submit a maximum of two entries, and submissions must be of the actual work, not a digital format. There is no entry fee. The Multicultural Diversity Juried Exhibition will be located in the Aims Student Gallery in Ed Beaty Hall from April 3 to May 1. The Salon des Refusés will feature works that are not selected for the juried exhibition and will be open in Ed Beaty Hall 110 during opening night only on April 3 from 4 to 6 p.m. Artists featured in the Salon de Refuses may collect their work April 3 through April 11. After the conclusion of the exhibition on May 2, all artwork must be picked up by May 14 or it will become the property of Aims Community College. For more information, contact Aims Art Professor and Gallery Director Sonya PauKune at (970) 339-6435 or


Single Parent Family Programs

The Pearl Group, a faith-based organization, provides a variety of support programs for single-parent families designed with minimal to no cost, including a transportation program (Car Clinic); the programs offered by The Pearl Group were established to help single-parent families and their dependent children move toward self-sufficiency. Please consider donating your old cars to this worthy cause during this holiday season. All donations are tax deductible. If you can help with this need, please contact Scott Owen at 970-2905991, or the Director of The Pearl Group, Tessie Gale, at 720-864-9202 or

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 RSVP ASAP so we can get a head count for our group. You do not need to attend dinner 5:30-6:30.

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Food for the Soul

You Can Learn A Lot From An Ant


Our Heavenly Father gives us a ton of lessons in Scripture, and many from the animal kingdom. In Proverbs chapter 6 He uses the lowly ant to instruct us in an area of wisdom that many today have need of hearing. Listen to how it starts: “Go to the ant, O sluggard, observe her ways and be wise.” OK, so we all know what an ant is, but do you know what a sluggard is? God is speaking here of the lazy person. Most of us immediately dismiss ourselves from such a lesson; after all, we’re not lazy, at least not that lazy. Our dictionary defines a sluggard as “a slothful person, an idler.” Would that perhaps be the equivalent of what we call a couch potato? The fellow who has become unemployed and no longer motivates himself to look for work, but spends his days in front of the boob tube being entertained would surely qualify as a sluggard. Or the one who yearns for a longer period of collecting unemployment waiting for that ‘perfect’ job instead of taking what’s available. I will suggest that all play and no work makes Jack a dull boy. Not to mention lazy. Jack needs to be nimble and quick and get out on the streets and find a job. Jobs don’t usually find you. You have to search and knock on doors. You have to get out of bed and out in the traffic. And it’s a really good idea to pray to your Father in Heaven since He knows where the perfect job is for you. Scripture tells us we have not because we ask not, so what’s wrong with asking? The sluggard in this passage is killing time sleeping. A lot! He stays up late watching television or spending time out with the boys and cannot rise early because he is too tired from inactivity. So he turns on his bed like a door on its hinges. And when he rises he has a lot of complaints about the scarcity of available ‘good jobs’ and the multitude of competition when he sees one he wants. By contrast, the little pea-sized brain ant works hard daily. They don’t get unemployment or government subsidies- they just work and gather food and work some more. They don’t need someone telling them what to do or where to go; they are self-motivated. They arise from their little ant bed in the morning and go to work singing a happy song. Maybe they whistle while they work too. But they don’t run out of food when winter comes because they take full advantage of harvesting while the sun is in the sky and the gettin’ is good. If you have financial challenges take a lesson from Mr. Ant and go solve your problem. Delivering pizza is noble work, as is delivering newspapers. There are jobs out there for those who will seek them. Making excuses is not work, but it does waste valuable time. Finding a job may not happen for you overnight, but even as God provides for the sparrow He will gladly help you provide for your family, but you need to trust Him and keep marching down the road of opportunity until you meet it head on. Mama used to say that “God only helps those who help themselves.” That isn’t in the Bible exactly, but the principle is. You can learn a lot from an ant, so if you need to get down on your knees and study them it won’t hurt you. Mama also used to say that “Hard work never killed anyone,” and that “People die in bed,” so my suggestion is for you to get your shirt on, don’t forget your pants and your smile, and go out that door to discover where your next job is hiding. Don’t be a sluggard; it won’t look that good on your resume.’ Jim Coleman pastors Abundant Life Church which meets at 10:00 am Sundays at 4380 Hwy 66, just 3/10 mile east of I25.

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minds to relax. • Get a full 8 to 9 hours of sleep at night. • Drink 8, 8 ounce glasses of water a day. • Eat lots of fruits and vegetables. The holidays are a special time for most. • Take a multiple vitamin, Vitamin C, and The time between Thanksgiving and New Years is B complex. five weeks. Time enough for behaviors that could • Take a walk at lunch or after work. become damaging to become permanent behaviors. • Do not beat yourself up the opportunities To safeguard from allowing undesirable habits to to over indulge are abundant over the holidays. become permanent we offer the following; • Get back to a normal schedule and • Act sooner rather than later. The more routine. The faster you get back to normal the less time we repeat a behavior the harder it is to change chance for negative behaviors to become normal. that behavior. • This is not the time to challenge yourself, • When you feel anxious, stressed or over to make huge changes or resolutions. Most New whelmed close your eyes and take three deep Years resolutions are unsuccessful because we try breaths in through your nose out through your to change too quickly and too drastically. Change mouth. 3 deep breaths is enough to allow our comes about slowly over time. • If you feel, your behaviors have gotten out of control, or could get out of control, ask friends or family Hope, Options, and Planning = Excellence for help. Seek professional help. • Give yourself Toni Lavely permission to do something CACIII nice for yourself. If you or someone you (303) 833-0840 know, is suffering from an Christina Lavely addiction call New Hope Offering: Administrative Director Counseling Center at 303-833• Adult & Juvenile 204 8th St., Unit B 0840.

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Free Health Fair For Carbon Valley

Sponsored by St. Brigit Episcopal Church and Inner City Health 110 Johnson Street, Frederick, CO Pease join St. Brigit Episcopal and Congregational Health Ministry through Inner City Health for a FREE Health Fair on Saturday, March 1st, 2014 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. This fair will include: Free health screenings for Cholesterol, Blood Pressure, Balance and Lung Function with immediate test results. The only requirement is that you drink water before coming. There is no fasting necessary. In addition, there will be nurses and respiratory therapists’ onsite to discuss test results and recommendations.

I get a lot of inquires regarding when kids should start strength training. I often have parents who choose to bring their child with them to their session to allow the child to exercise and learn through correct demonstration in a controlled environment. There are some very important factors to consider before implementing a strength training program for your child. Without question, the most important aspect of a safe and successful kid’s strength training program is a qualified and certified trainer or coach that can supervise throughout each exercise session. Proper instruction, positive reinforcement, and clear expectations of the sessions are essential to injury prevention, participant satisfaction and the development of a child’s competence and confidence with their training program. As a rule, children should do about 20 minutes of well-designed and carefully supervised strength training for 3 nonconsecutive days each week. This will allow the muscles to rest on off days. Typically, a child’s workout will be similar to an adult with the exception of lighter weight and more repetitions in the beginning. A child’s growth plates are not fully developed until around the age of 14-years-old. Prior to this time, it is more favorable to use as many body weight type exercises and functional movements. Exercise is great for every age. Strength training helps to build muscle but it also increases bone density, improves cardiovascular function, helps to get rid of stress, and helps kids focus more due to expending energy through movement. Below is a list of the top 10 reasons that kids should exercise and include strength training into their program: 1. Stronger muscles 2. Stronger bones 3. Stronger ligaments 4. Stronger tendons 5. Less body fat 6. Higher metabolism 7. Greater self-confidence 8. Lower risk for injury 9. More mental focus 10. More self-discipline If you would like to get your kids involved in strength training, find a reputable trainer or coach that can help you determine what is appropriate for that child’s age and that can design exercise programs that meet their child’s physiological needs. If you need guidance about youth fitness, we would be happy to assist you in finding an ideal program that may work for your child.~ Shelly N. Porcaro, NASM-CES/CPT, SFN (303)594-8325,,

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10th Anniversary for CV Relay for Life

Carbon Valley Relay for Life celebrates their 10th Anniversary this year! We would like all Cancer Survivors in our area to join us in this event. We enjoying seeing our Survivors and they bring so much hope to all of us. There will be a special meal and then the Survivors start our Relay off with the first lap on the day of the Relay. July 12, 2014 is the date for this year’s Relay for Life, at Hart Park in Firestone, Colorado. Anyone interested in joining a team or finding out what Relay is all about can go to or the email is RelayForLifeCV@gmail if you have any questions. Join us to Finish the Fight and also to help us make our 10th year the biggest and best!

Full spectrum elderly care services, focused on the individual’s needs, provided by Denise Coe, Executive Director. Clients benefit immensely from the 14 years of experience that Denise has. She offers tailored services to meet the needs of the special person in your life. Denise says, “My passion in life is to make a difference in our aging population by doing for them what they no longer can do for themselves.” Her clients include seniors with loving, attentive families and seniors who are struggling without familial support. She has established relationships with various professional communities throughout Boulder County. Denise Coe has earned the respect and trust necessary from various doctors in the fields of geriatric internal medicine, dentistry, education, and others. Besides companionship and client need management, she also offers transportation, errand, advocacy, bill paying, household, and yard care services. She maintains medical journals for accurate communication between client and doctors and family. Denise also trains caregivers and she helps to or applies for and submits Medicare/Medicaid and insurance paperwork. Her lasting relationships with the families make her a valuable asset and the demand for her services is constant. Call Denise for references and more information at 720.231.9382.

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HEALTHY GMO and Big Government

We now know that there are genetically modified ingredients in just about anything we buy from the grocery store. Any snack foods, preprepared foods and even fresh meats have GMO either as added ingredients or on a cellular level. Animals are being fed soy and corn and the majority of soy and corn available is genetically modified by the Round-up gene. As we mentioned, Round-up was developed by Monsanto for weed control. The ingredient in Round-up called glyphosate not only kills weeds but can cause DNA damage to humans. Crops now taking over our farmland are GMO crops. They are being used by “Big Agriculture” which is dominated by the pesticide industry. Monsanto and others claim higher yield per acre using GMO seed and have also been selling GMO world-wide as a way to produce more food as the world’s population increases. How did this happen and who has been behind this from the beginning? Big chemical companies have been contaminating our earth for a very long time. In December of 1984 thousands died from a Union Carbide gas leak in Bhopal, India. 27 tons of Methyl Isocynanate (MIC) used in the manufacture of pesticides was leaked into the air as a milky white fog. 10,000 people died in the first month. There was contamination of well water, ground water, flora and soil. The BBC reported in November of 2004 that the area was still contaminated. Union Carbide turned the plant over to India Dow Chemical and Dow Chemical would not finish cleaning up the sight or disclose other chemicals in the gas leak or the toxic effects of MIC calling it a “trade secret”! Therefore the doctors did not know what they were dealing with and could not help the people exposed. In the 1980’s Anniston, Alabama; E. St Louis, Illinois and Times Beach, Missouri were all areas contaminated by chemical companies. The communities were closed down and all residents had to be evacuated. The Missouri rivers were contaminated and in East St. Louis the water glowed at night and smoked during the day. In 1982 the government bought Times Beach and 50 other sites! There was really no “mastermind” behind these disasters, just a simple chemical and polymers company in Danbury, CT that developed an economical way to make ethylene from natural gas. This gave birth to the modern petrochemical industry which produces poisonous chemicals to “increase the world’s food supply”. Monsanto has been developing these chemicals since the 1940’s. Polychorinated Biphenyls (PCB’s) were one of the first chemicals to be used and later determined to be a carcinogenic. The Rockefeller Foundation has invested in the pesticide industry for over 50 years, along with the Ford Foundation, USAID and the World Bank. In the late 20th century, the Rockefeller Foundation shifted their focus to plant biotechnology – altering the genes in the plants themselves. The Rockefeller Foundation invested $100 million to continue the long-term relationship with Monsanto. You might ask yourself what about the FDA. Isn’t the FDA supposed to oversee the food supply? Not only has the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) abandoned responsibility for GMO foods; they officially endorse products and procedures not properly tested. The FDA calls it “principle of substantial equivalence”. If you research the background of the USDA Chief Tom Vilsack, you will find that he has been a huge advocate of Monsanto and GMO food in his political career. He has been instrumental in the approval of additional dangerous chemicals being used in the GMO seed as well as approving the production of GMO alfalfa. These GMO seeds that are pesticide ready also have a reduced need for water. This may be causing the nutrients to wither which means we are not getting the nutrients the body needs. This in turn could cause food cravings and the need to “eat more”. This could certainly be the answer to the nation’s obesity issue. Also, Monsanto and others are convincing farmers that they do not need to rotate crops. This is causing a depletion of soil nutrients where the GMO crops are being grown. The “food of the future” is here now and I don’t want any part of it. The latest crop to be Genetically Modified is Apples – to keep them from turning brown. Hopefully the Organic Farmers can continue the fight so that we still have safe food to eat! Dee West is a partner in Rocky Plains Quality Meats. We are located at 4022 York Street, Dacono, CO directly east of the Colorado National Speedway. 303-833-3791. See our ad in the Consumer Report.

Community runners set out to raise $25,000 for Autism in 2nd Annual Event!

The Carbon Valley Half Marathon’s 2013 event raised more than $15,000 and attracted more than 400 runners from 12 states. This year’s May 17th event intends to grow those numbers with 5 events: 1. A Half Marathon of 13.1 miles 2. A 13.1 Mile Relay for teams of 2-4 3. A 5K (NEW this year) 4. A 1 Mile Family Fun Run 5. Community Expo Runners are asked to either make a contribution to the cause or raise funds with Children’s Hospital Colorado’s easy fund raising tools. Register today for the lowest prices of 2014 at! Ann Reynolds, M.D. Associate Professor of Pediatrics at University of Colorado Denver & Children’s Hospital Colorado states “We were so pleased to hear about your plans to establish the Carbon Valley Half Marathon to benefit Autism Research. As you know approximately 1% of children are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. The families of children with autism often have significant challenges. Research regarding the etiology of autism and regarding improvements in clinical care are critical to improve the quality of life of children with autism spectrum disorders and their families.” It seems everyone knows someone affected by Autism. In addition to the running races, a Community Expo will be held from 8am – Noon located at Firestone’s Sports Complex on Firestone Blvd. & Frontier St. which is also the start & finish line for the race. Community organizations & local businesses can market their services & support a great cause at this event. There will be live entertainment and family fun. For more information about the Expo, becoming a sponsor or volunteer, please email To learn more, visit our website at Please “Like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter https:// We are excited to make a difference adding value to the community while showcasing the Carbon Valley area which is truly “Colorado at its Best!”

Heidi Pomfret, M.D. OB/GYN

“It is a privilege to be a part of the major milestones in a woman’s life —from the teen years to motherhood to menopause.” To schedule an appointment with Dr. Pomfret, please call 720.494.3130.


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Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Women’s Health

Chinese medicine and acupuncture addresses a wide variety of health conditions at their root cause. It’s primary purpose is to facilitate regulation, restore balance and nourish. The following outline briefly describes a few areas of women’s health in which Chinese medicine and acupuncture treat well: • Menstruation: Color, amount and consistency of menstrual blood is as equally important as regularity (between 27 and 32 days). Pain, cramping, digestive upset, headaches and extreme emotional moods can be addressed so that menstruation is a welcome event. • Fertility: Chinese medicine addresses fertility beautifully, some people choose to combine with other modalities such as Western medicine, when necessary. I love seeing the pictures of these beautiful babies! • Pregnancy: For the health of both mother and baby; a growing fetus experiences anxiety and stress when the mother does, and so it is important for the mother to feel her best, emotionally and physically, during pregnancy. • Post Partum: Conditions after childbirth; recovery, proper blood flow, nursing and breast health, including mastitis and lactation. One thing sternly suggested by my midwives after delivery was that women are NOT supposed to get up often, and especially avoid walking up and down stairs. After childbirth, the ligaments holding the uterus are very slack, and too much activity can then cause uterine prolapse later. • Menopause: This time of transition is best met through support and understanding of spouses, family, and quality health care. One area that helps this transition flow more smoothly is the continuation of regular menstruation until it is finished. For example, some women experience erratic periods, (typically too long, more than 32 days) which prolongs the process and can make the transition more difficult. • Libido: A woman’s libido can fluctuate due to women’s continually changing system, or simply from everyday stress, post traumatic stress, worry and pain. Physical and emotional fluctuations are completely normal. Excessive decreases or increases that are personally upsetting can be addressed with Chinese herbal formulas and acupuncture, as these naturally nourish and regulate the system. In addition to the delicate balance that exist in humans, women’s systems are further complicated by a regular influx of a variety of hormones. Women do not have to live with discomfort, pain and unanswered questions, and deserve to be clearly heard by their health care provider(s) in order to receive proper and thorough care. Let’s genuinely be there for each other as well, and support our sisters, mothers and friends. Additional resources and support regarding women’s health: Pure Romance by Lori Beale: Women's Sexual Health, Sexual Function and Relationship/ Intimacy 720-732-5623 Daisy Lear, MSOM, Dipl.Ac., L.Ac., 1159 Lefthand Drive, Longmont, CO 80501 303.587.3557,

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Rachel Flutcher, Executive Director | Office at Adams Bank & Trust | Firestone | 303.833.5933 | |

Board of Directors

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

Promoting Business, Educating Citizens, & Supporting Our Communities

Check out our monthly events for Chamber Members:

z Business After Hours- usually the 1st Thursday of monthvarious locations host z Business Luncheon- 3rd Thurs. at various locations z All Business Matters- 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 8:15 AM – 9:25 AM Bella Rosa Golf Course

z Espresso for Entrepreneurs- 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 8:30AM – 9:30AM at The Brew at Deja Lu z Mind Your Business monthly workshop- 3rd Wednesdays 3:00PM – 5:00PM at The Brew at Deja Lu


"Steady your heart. Look deep into your souls... Seize your glory!" - 300: Rise of an Empire

If you are not a member of this dynamic chamber contact the Chamber office or visit: www.

Next Business Luncheon:

Thursday, February 20, 11:30AM – 1:00PM Saddleback Golf Club 8631 Frontier St, Firestone Connect for Health Colorado guest speaker: Jim Sugden introduced by VolkBell. If you are a business of any size, attend this luncheon to learn about Health Care Reform’s impact to your business.

Next Business After Hours: Thursday, Feb 6th, 5:30PM - 7:30PM Hosted by Premier Members Credit Union 8080 Colorado Blvd Firestone, CO

Welcome New Members:

Seven - I am - Sayings of Jesus from John

Real Estate/Land Use Law Construction Claims Business Law/Litigation Whistle-blower Cases Wrongful Death Serious Personal Injury Estate & Business Planning

by Carl Brady (Solution on page 27)

Past Pres. of CV Chamber of Commerce AV-rated by peers in Martindale-Hubbell since 1989

View Full Chamber Directory! www.

Kerri Ryan- Farmer’s Insurance

Advanced Forming Technology 7040 County Road 20, Firestone

Silverado Limousine, LLC 303-833-2239

Nicole Noel Design & Photography

Longmont Times Call

Puma Networks LLC Keith Broadbend-

Rich Marsh

Attorney At Law

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ACROSS 1 With 40-Down, I am the__, and the__, and the life John 14:6 4 A naval amphibious ship or a psychedelic drug 7 I am the true__ John 15:1 11 Altar affirmative (2 wds) 12 Schedule abbr. 13 Family car 14 Silent assent 15 Battery size 16 Poke fun at 17 Before, in poetry 18 I am the resurrection and the__ John 11:25 20 Vietcong insurgent grp. 22 Common conjunction 23 N.T. book 26 Jet__ (traveler’s woe) 28 Counsel 31 I am the__ of life John 6:35 34 I am the__ of the world John 8:12 35 Acquired through effort 37 Apple or banana cream dessert 38 Family room 39 Dined or lunched 41 Expert

44 Greek pita sandwich 45 Be greedy 47 Baseball miscue 51 Coffee container 53 Pitcher’s stat 54 TV weatherman Al 55 It might lead to a shootout 56 Buchwald or Linkletter 57 I am the__ shepherd John 10:11 58 Tricked 59 Caviar source DOWN 1 What Jesus turned water into at Cana 2 Embellish 3 Alpine refrain 4 Meadow 5 German prison camp 6 Shower feature 7 Victory sign 8 Actress Lupino 9 __Pensacola 10 Denver-to-Chicago dir. 13 Fr. holy woman 19 Pharmaceuticalapproving org. 21 Custardlike dessert 23 Actor Young or a

fisherman’s spear with barbed prongs 24 Mount St. Helens output in 1980 25 “__ Me Call You Sweetheart” 27 Summer citrus drink 29 Caesar’s 551 30 Feature of a house in the mountains 31 Flower garden 32 Charlotte who played Mrs. Garrett on TV 33 Direction suffix 36 Justice Sandra__ O’Connor 37 Central Illinois city, home of Caterpillar 40 See 1-Across 42 “__the train a-comin’ ” (Johnny Cash song opener) 43 Don Diego de la Vega’s secret identity 44 Watchdog’s warning 46 I am the__ John 10:9 47 Small bit of energy 48 Kanga’s kid 49 One-time MGM rival 50 British ref. work 52 1951 All-Star pitcher Garver

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Firestone Police Department Recognized by Carbon Valley Rotary for Flood Response

The Firestone Police Department was honored for its efforts during the 2013 flooding by the Carbon Valley Rotary at its 6th Annual Community Heroes Awards recognition on Jan. 21, 2014. Firestone Police Chief David Montgomery accepted the award on behalf of his department for the strong leadership and superior first response that the entire department provided during the September 2013 flooding.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide counselors will be available to provide free income tax preparation and e-filing for qualified taxpayers. These fully trained and certified volunteers can prepare and e-File Federal and State of Colorado income tax forms.

February 26, March 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 1 - 6 pm Erie Community Library 400 Powers Street, Erie

→ Assistance is by appointment only. Appointments are available at 1 pm, 2 pm or 3 pm on the above dates. Call 720-685-5205 for more information and to reserve your spot.

Please bring the following documents when you come for your appointment: • Government issued photo ID(s) for taxpayer and spouse if filing jointly

Alongside the Firestone Police Department, the Carbon Valley Rotary honored all of the local responders at the recognition breakfast, including the FrederickFirestone Fire Protection District, Frederick Police Department, Dacono Police Department and Mountain View Fire Rescue. In addition to the first responders, the Community Heroes Awards recognized a local firefighter, law enforcement officer, two teachers, one community adult and one community youth for their extraordinary commitment to serving others.

• A copy of last year’s tax return • Names and Social Security Numbers for taxpayer(s) and any dependent • Checkbook if you want to do a direct deposit of any refund(s) • All income statements: W2s, 1099s, Social Security 1099, etc. • If you sold stock, please provide the original purchase cost and any dividends that were reinvested • Any other documents you think may pertain to your tax return → Please note: AARP Foundation Tax-Aide counselors are not allowed to do complicated returns. *Sponsorship or co-sponsorship of these events does not constitute the Library’s endorsement of the content or views expressed during these programs. The mission of the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program is to provide high quality, free income tax assistance to low- and moderate-income taxpayers, with special attention to those age 60 and older.

College Scholarships Available for Erie High Schoolers/Residents of Erie (2) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded.

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•Award money can be used at any university/college/post secondary institution. $1,000.00 will be paid once it is established the student is currently enrolled. •Award money will be sent to directly to university/college/post secondary institution. •Must be an Erie High School graduating senior or an Erie resident graduating senior attending any High School. •Minimum 3.0 cumulative High School GPA (Attach official transcripts). •Application deadline = Must be received at the Erie Chamber office by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. •Interviews by the Scholarship Committee of the finalists will take place the end of March or first of April. •Winners will be notified and recognized at the Scholarship Awards Ceremony at the Erie Chamber of Commerce at a date to be determined. •Children of current scholarship committee members are not eligible. •Read all application instructions. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Attach additional pages if necessary. •Email completed form to or Mail or hand deliver hard copy to Erie Chamber at 235 Wells Street PO Box 97 Erie, CO 80516 •Get form by emailing or if you have questions, please call 303.828.3440.

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4th Grade Rock Shop at Imagine Firestone


Every year as part of their Geology unit, the fourth graders at Imagine Charter School at Firestone host a “Rock Shop”. Earth Treasures, a small local company, provides the students with an inventory of jewelry and knick-knacks made from the rocks and minerals the students are studying. The students then sell these items at the annual Rock Shop. This is a wonderful experience for the kids, providing exposure to the actual materials they are studying, sales experience (a 4th grader can be very persuasive), and the fourth grade also receives 25% of the profit from the event. The students learn how important it is to take care of the inventory, to provide good customer service, and to be responsible as they work their shifts at the Rock Shop. Parent volunteers and the fourth grade teachers work very hard to provide guidance and help the students. This year, the 4th Annual Rock Shop made almost $1,000 for the 4th grade, which will be used for field trips and activities for the fourth graders. The students look forward to the Rock Shop every year, and the third graders are excited for fourth grade so they get a chance to run the Rock Shop!

Lights, Camera, Action!

Join us for Imagine Charter School’s Fifth Annual Auction and Dinner, March 8, 2014, The Plaza Conference Center, Longmont, Colorado. Come join us for an exciting night full of friends, good food, and entertainment all while raising money to support Imagine Firestone in shaping the hearts and minds of our students. This year’s event promises to be fun with dancing, a three-course meal, and both silent and live auctions filled with carefully crafted items made by Imagine students, baskets for every hobby, sports and music memorabilia, and much more. You’ll be treated like a celebrity as you walk down the red carpet trying to avoid the paparazzi! Come dressed to impress! Stop by the school office to reserve your tickets today for this red-carpet event! You may reserve a premium table for eight (prime location next to dance floor, two bottles of wine, other extras) for $400, a table for eight for $300, or individual tickets for $40. We also have sponsorships of various levels and program ad space available if you are interested. If you’re interested in staying the night, rooms are available for $70. Call the hotel at 303-7762000 and reference Imagine Charter School to secure your room at this discounted rate.

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

* Licensed In-Home Care for children aged 3-5 * Full preschool program daily included in the tuition * Expanded class time of 9-1 daily * CPR and First Aid certified * Dance, Yoga and music classes monthly * 15 passenger van with approved seatbelts * Monthly Field trips and outings * Fenced backyard * One dog...kenneled during childcare hours * Conveniently located to I-25 * Hours of Operation: 7:15 am-5:15 pm Monday - Friday Call Vicki Athmann @303-506-8825 or check out our website for more information.

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

Inside the Box...

Have you ever heard the line, "Think outside the box?" As I strove to find out where that quote actually came from, it was apparent that many, many people have used and abused that statement for a long time. And I never found the origin either! I believe what people are getting at when they say that is to not be so shallow in your thinking or don't rely on just what you can think of and/or get other people's perspectives on life. As this is fair to think through, we also can be so "outside of the box" that we forget who we are and the stuff that is inside the box. God has created us with such incredible minds and thought process that never really get tapped into. How miraculous we truly are! One such person in our high school community is Oksana Hassel. She just recently graduated from Silver Creek High School in Longmont. Oksana was adopted from Russia when she was a young girl and has grown up in Colorado the rest of her life. Talk about getting outside of the box! She has great talents in art, photography, drawing and athletics. She has made good grades and enjoys life with friends and family. One amazing aspect that needs to be highlighted beyond these others, is that Oksana serves others. This past Christmas season, she was able to participate in the Operation Christmas Child, which is an arm of Samaritan's purse. Franklin Graham started this organization to meet the needs of the poor and those faced with disasters with physical provisions and also spiritual answers. They use the parable of the Good Samaritan found in Luke 10 as their premise to serve. Jesus concluded that parable with a directive to who would read to, "Go and do the same." Operation Christmas Child sends shoe boxes, filled with Christmas gifts, to children around the world. Many of the children would not have any Christmas gifts without these boxes being delivered to their own communities. This year, the warehouse in Denver alone shipped out over 800,000 shoe boxes! These shoe boxes are all put together and filled by volunteer hands. Oksana was one of the people that served in this capacity and was even able to do it twice this year. This all started as one man began thinking outside his own box and how to serve others. I believe it takes people like Oksana to be able to think outside his or her own box and begin thinking how can serve those that are right around us. As our community begins to have this mindset, we will see that thinking outside the box, really reflects on what is inside the box of our own lives. Selfishness and greed do not build a generation of people into a strong community. The items that went into the shoe boxes and delivered around this planet were ones of love and care and generosity. Most people that fill these boxes will never even meet the recipients. But that doesn't really matter. As they were thinking outside of their own little boxes, it truly reflected what was inside their own. So what is inside your box?

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Carbon Valley Academy Honor Roll Assembly which also happened to be Broncos Spirit Day. Photos submitted by Jenni Lovins, Massey Real Estate

MATTERS Computer Classes in February – Erie and Firestone High Plains Library District

Are you looking for some friendly instruction in using a computer? Each month a variety of computer classes are offered. Some classes may require registration. • Computer Help Appointments: Call your library at 1-888-861-7323 to arrange a 30-minute, individual appointment to get your computer questions answered. • Make Your Own Website - 6:30 pm. Carbon Valley Regional Library, 7 Park Avenue, Firestone. Join us as we take you through the step-by-step process to set up, customize and populate your own website, using Weebly. There’s no need to own a domain, we will show you how to build a website with only a few hours of work. Whether you’re looking to make a site for a small business, non-profit or a travel blog, we’ll get you started in your project. (Participants should have current email address, good keyboard, mouse and web navigation skills.) Registration required. Tuesday, February 18 – Carbon Valley Regional Library, 6:30 pm • Explore Your Business Needs - 6 pm. Carbon Valley Regional Library, 7 Park Avenue, Firestone. Come for a brief hands-on demonstration of websites and databases to help you access meaningful information for your start-up or existing business. Bring your questions and concerns and staff from the Small Business Development Center and the High Plains Library District will be on hand to help you find answers. Registration required. Thursday, February 27 – Carbon Valley Regional Library, 6:00 pm The Carbon Valley Regional Library is located at 7 Park Avenue in Firestone, and Erie Community Library is located at 400 Powers Street in Erie. For more information about the District’s computer classes check out the High Plains Library District web page at, or call 1-888-861-7323 for a complete schedule of classes.

After Prom Thanks You Tri-Towns!

The Frederick High School Boosters After Prom Committee would like to thank our wonderful community for supporting After Prom With the help of the Tri-Towns we were able to fill 2 trailers with your unwanted stuff, raising $2700 for this years After Prom. It will go a long way to keeping our kids entertained and safe! Thanks for coming out to support FHS!

Please look for our trailers again next year, to help After Prom support the students and Booster Club at FHS! The After Prom is a free, fun and safe event that is held for the students of Frederick High School following the Prom. After Prom is being held at Frederick High School this year and any adult wanting to help us chaperone the event on April 12th, we welcome your participation. Please contact us at jen@business-computers. com.

College Scholarships Available for Erie High Schoolers/Residents of Erie (2) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded.

•Award money can be used at any university/college/post secondary institution. $1,000.00 will be paid once it is established the student is currently enrolled. •Award money will be sent to directly to university/ college/post secondary institution. •Must be an Erie High School graduating senior or an Erie resident graduating senior attending any High School. •Minimum 3.0 cumulative High School GPA (Attach official transcripts).

•Application deadline = Must be received at the Erie Chamber office by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. •Interviews by the Scholarship Committee of the finalists will take place the end of March or first of April. •Winners will be notified and recognized at the Scholarship Awards Ceremony at the Erie Chamber of Commerce at a date to be determined. •Children of current scholarship committee members are not eligible. •Read all application instructions. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Attach additional pages if necessary. •Email completed form to or Mail or hand deliver hard copy to Erie Chamber at 235 Wells Street PO Box 97 Erie, CO 80516 •Get form by emailing or if you have questions, please call 303.828.3440.

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 (720)684-6622 

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 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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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., or contact Barb Goettsch at or 303.815.7949.

N Metro Business Women's Network

The North Metro Business Women’s Network (NMBWN) meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month at the Carbon Valley Regional Library Conference Room from 9:15am to 10:45am. With support from its umbrella group, the Women’s Development Council of Northern Colorado, the NMBWN is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing networking groups in our area! Meetings including networking time with your fellow business women, a guest speaker AND breakfast! Cost is just $7 for members and $10 for guests. Membership enrollment is now open for 2014 so ask us about the benefits. For questions or to RSVP, contact President, Christina Martinez @ 303-887-7790 or christina.martinez8289@gmail. com. Come see what we can do for your business. We can’t wait to meet you!

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."

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 – - 303775-1106 or VP Membership, Dario Montelongo Jr. – dmontelongojr@ – 720-670-0209 Additional details can be found by visiting: http:// or http://www.

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 303-8109629 or go to our webpage at A Family and Friends of people with mood illnesses is starting in January. For information call Kevin Sipp at 720-3402750, or go to our webpage at www,

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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 [12-13]

PEACE OF MIND PET SERVICES All aspects of pet (and home) care while you're away from your home. Experienced/References • Serving the TriTown area. Leave a message for Norma @ 303-833-3164 [2-14] 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 [1-14] Free Fertilizer...Bring your shovel and vehicle. 303-833-0345 [2-14] Huge 1300 sq. ft. 2 BR, 1 Ba furnished basement apt. for rent in Frederick. All new appliances, new carpeting, recently remodeled. Washer/dryer and utilities included. Non-smoker and no pets. $950 month. 303.887.2059 [2-14]

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Date: February 2nd (Sunday) Time: 4pm Kick off at 4:25pm Wear your favorite jersey, Broncos, we hope and bring a dish of finger foods to share with your choice of drink. Let’s make lots of noise! Mini Resources Fair @ the Senior Center February 5th 11am-1pm (Wednesday). Stop by on your way in for lunch and see what there is to offer. “ High Blood Pressure ” Held at the Senior Center February 7th {Friday}11am-12noon Join us for a fun, educational health talk on controlling your High Blood Pressure. Presented by one of the nations leading Home Health Care agencies, Encompass Home Health. No RSVP needed. 2 pm Friday Afternoon Movie Matinee @ Senior Center February 7th (Friday) Cost is only 75 cents and includes a few snacks and drinks. Bring some snacks to share if you like. The movie playing will be: John Travolta & Olivia Newton John in “Grease” Rated PG Vern’s Toffee House / Loveland Post Office/ Johnson’s Corner Date: February 10th (Monday) Time: 9:30am departure approx. return 2pm Cost: Member, resident/$5 Member, non-resident/$6 Non-member /$7 Deadline: February 5th We have brought back a favorite. Bring back candy for a loved one! Then mail your Valentines all before Johnson Corner lunch.

Announcing Southeast Pre-need and Financial Solutions Rocky Mountain Division manager, Bob Sweeney, focusing on your pre-need funeral and cemetery needs. Give me a call to discuss your concerns about Medicaid spend down using a Funeral Expense Trust and/ or Estate Planning Trust specific to funeral home and cemetery costs. Call 720-771-1611 [2-14]

VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS POST 9741 We are searching for veterans to join us and become an active part of our Tri Town communities. Stop by and chat with a member to find out about our program any Tuesday and Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at 911 Carbondale Dr. Dacono, Co. 303-833-3248 [1-14]

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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 [2-14]


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Evening Valentines Day F.Y.I. Pot Luck Did you know you can register for any @ Senior Center of the upcoming trips online? You can Date: Tuesday February 11th at It’s so easy, just Time: 4-6 pm check with the front desk to make sure Assorted meats provided. Bring a side you’re set up with a password to get dish to share and come enjoy music, started. company, and fun! Dinner @ Cracovia Up-Coming Trip (Fine Polish Cuisine) Announcements! Date: February 25th (Tuesday) 4:30pm departure approx. return 8pm Mini Resources Fair Cost: Member, resident/$4 February 5th 11am-1pm (Wednesday). Member, non-resident/$5 We need venders to showcase their Non-member /$6 services. There will be a $15 fee for a Deadline: February 19th table. Limited spaces available, sign up This is a new twist. Try a traditional at the Active Adult Center Polish meal with all the trimmings. Tropical Costa Rica Dinner on your own. February 22– March 2 Silver Sneaker®/Senior California Rail Discovery Juice and Coffee Bar held $1995/double add $650 for single at the Rec Center Deadwood Gaming Bus February 28 {Friday} Time: 8:00 March 4-7, 2014 11:00am. FREE Come and have a $209 Full package & wine tour morning snack and juice or coffee before 1-800-401-4385 or after your workout. Meet some new people for good conversation! Crafts & Sew Day: Every Tuesday February 5th Time: 1:00-3:00 pm Mushroom chicken, rice pilaf, broccoli, roll and applesauce Catered by Bella Rosa The group meets in the Senior Resource fair 11am-1pm activities room trying their February 12th hand at a variety of arts. (table Spaghetti & meatballs, garlic breadsticks, fresh garden salad, and decorations, gifts, scrap booking, Italian lemon cake 1st time Catered by Pinocchio's greeting cards, beading and February 19th more.) We’ve added the quilters Pork roast, mashed potatoes & gravy, garlic veggies, roll and and sewers for a complete group. vanilla pudding catered by Pepper Jacks. G.I. Coffee Hour Chair massage, Mountain Man, & Library will be here. February 26th Day: Every Friday Time: 9:30 am Beef stroganoff, peas & carrots, roll and chilled fruit Stop at the senior center for Catered by Pete's Place coffee and catch up on the latest Fire Dept. will doing blood pressure. news with other veterans. It's Cost is $7.00/per person all about sharing! We will have Senior non-member {Or guest under 55} $10 a little coffee cake or sweet SilverSneaker® /Senior member $4 SilverSneaker® /non-Senior member $7 something to go along with the **Please call 303-833-2739 by 1:00 pm the Tuesday before if you wake-up beverage of the day. plan to join us for lunch as they are catered.

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Craft Beer Tasting and Social Event for Active Adults 55+

Date and Time: Monday, March 3rd, 4:00 Description: Colorado is ground zero for the booming artisan craft beer industry, and there's a prime example of artisan beer in the Tri-towns -Frederick's Echo Brewery. Carbon valley active adults, who have been wondering what Colorado Craft Beer is all about, can register for a tasting, tour and social event that gives an inside at the flavors of craft beer. Throughout the year, Echo creates nearly two dozen brews, keeping as many as possible available on tap in the tasting room. Offerings showcase a range that includes IPA's, wheat beers, cask conditioned beers and a porter brewed using coffee from locally owned Carbon Valley Coffee Roasters. Several of Echo's brews have won awards at the Great American Beer Festival and Colorado State Fair. Root beer is also available and their website, provides updates on what is available and what is currently being brewed. Tour participants will enjoy three distinctly made tasters of beer, learn about what makes each of the beers look and taste the way that they do, and have a brief tour of the brewing area in the back. Ticket prices are between $11.00 - $13.00 includes transportation, tasters and brewery information and gratuity for the tasting. For more information, or to reserve a spot on the tour, visit303-833-3660 or go online to view the Winter Rec Programs Review at www.recdistrict. com.

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Free Tax Service Available at Aims Community College in Greeley & Fort Lupton

Taxpayers who earn less than $50,000 can get help preparing and e-filing their taxes for free at Aims Community College through Tax Help Colorado, a program funded by a grant from the Denver-based Piton Foundation, operating at 18 colleges statewide. Aims has helped more than 5,000 Weld County tax payers claim more than $6 million in federal and state refunds in the past six years through the program. More than 30% of Colorado families are eligible to participate in the program, which was created to help alleviate the financial burden of tax preparation on families that are striving to achieve financial stability. Many of these families are also eligible for valuable tax benefits such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit, and the preparers at Aims sites specialize in ensuring that taxpayers receive the refunds they deserve. Students from Aims and the University of Northern Colorado, as well as community volunteers, will be helping with tax preparation this year. “Tax Help Colorado has been a tremendous success and is an extremely rewarding experience,” said Aims Accounting Professor Gina Jones. “Our volunteer tax preparers and quality reviewers are well-trained individuals who are dedicated to superior customer service and producing a quality product. This is also a tremendous benefit to our local businesses as the refund dollars are spent in our communities. I am looking forward to another successful year.” Interested parties should bring the following documents: • All W-2, 1099 and other income-related documents • Proof of mortgage interest, property taxes, daycare payments, college education expenses, charitable contributions and all other tax-deductible expenses • For college expenses: In addition to Form 1098T from your college, you must bring your own records or expenses paid for tuition, books, fees and supplies • Social Security cards for all family members (photo ID is required) • A copy of last year’s tax return, if available • Bank account number and routing number to direct deposit refunds (direct deposit refunds will be received in 10 to 14 days) • If you’re eligible for the Colorado Rent-Heat Rebate, bring 2013 rent receipts and heating bills Tax Help Colorado will be operating at Aims Community College on the following dates: • Greeley campus (Westview 112) o Fridays, Jan. 31 through April 11 (except for March 7 and 14), 1 to 7 p.m. o Tuesdays, Feb. 4 through Feb. 25, 4 to 7 p.m. • Fort Lupton campus (room 111) o Saturdays, Feb. 15, Feb. 22 and March 1, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call the Colorado Information Line at 211 or visit TaxHelpColorado.

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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. or call 1-888-861-7323.

z Prescription for Health: Be Heart Healthy February is American Heart month and we are celebrating with information on the best ways to care for your hardest working organ. A medical clinician will be available to do blood pressure screening for healthy hearts and a knowledgeable presenter will cover the important steps to a healthier lifestyle. This series is a community partnership with CommunityCare and Encompass Home Health. – 10:30 am. Tuesday, February 11. z What’s New in Tax Law - Although it's never fun, tax filing becomes easier when you have an expert on your side. Angie Sanders, a certified CPA serving the Carbon Valley area, will share changes affecting individuals and families for the upcoming tax season and answer tax-related questions. 5:30 pm. Thursday, February 13.

z Love Stinks!: An Un-Valentine’s Day Party - Do you dread February? Are you sick of seeing hearts and roses everywhere? Does the mushy love stuff make you gag? Then join us for an Un-Valentine’s Day Party! Join in for lots of fun as we enjoy un-love songs and un-romantic games. 6th-12th graders welcome and parents can join in the fun too. 3:30 pm. Friday, February 14. z Make Your Own Website - Join us as we take you through the step-by-step process to set up, customize and populate your own website, using Weebly. There’s no need to own a domain, we will show you how to build a website with only a few hours of work. Whether you’re looking to make a site for a small business, non-profit or a travel blog, we’ll get you started in your project. (Participants should have current email address, good keyboard, mouse and web navigation skills.) Registration required. – 6:30 pm. Tuesday, February 18. z AARP Tax-Aide - AARP Foundation Tax-Aide counselors will be available to provide free income tax preparation and e-filing for qualified taxpayers. These fully trained and certified volunteers can prepare and e-file Federal and State of Colorado tax forms. The mission of the program is to provide high quality free income tax assistance to low-and moderate-income taxpayers, with special attention to those ages 60 and older. Assistance is by appointment only. Call 1-888-861-7323 for more information and to reserve your spot today. Please know that these counselors cannot do complicated returns. – 10:00 am. Friday, February 21.

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Erie Community Library

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

z Garden Talk: Starting Seeds and Seed Swap - To kick off the 2014 garden talk series, we are having an old fashioned seed swap and will be serving tea from 6 - 6:30 PM. Following the swap, Janis Kieft of Botanical Interests Seed Company will cover everything you need to know about starting flower, herb and vegetable seeds to plant in your garden. She will cover what seeds should be started indoors and what seeds to plant directly in the garden; when to plant your seeds for successful germination and growth; how to grow healthy seedlings for transplanting (soil, light, watering and fertilizing); and preventing some of the common problems gardener's experience when starting seeds. To participate in the swap seeds should be clearly labeled and ideally no older than a year; and home harvested seeds are fine, as are leftovers from purchased seeds. – 6 pm; Tuesday, February 4. z ACT and Parent Class – Is your child preparing to take the SAT or ACT soon? Do you have questions about the tests? Tutor Doctor of Longmont is coming in to provide information to parents about the differences in the tests, how to determine which test might be most appropriate for a particular student, and some insights into preparing for a standardized test. They will also discuss the minimum scores that are required for enrollment in Colorado schools as well as those for other top colleges. Become informed and help your child get the jump on standardized college tests! 6 pm. Wednesday, February 5.

z Blame It on Hoboken - Join us as Sharon Glassman, author of "Love, Santa", performs her story "Blame It On Hoboken." – 6:30 pm; Thursday, February 13. z Free Tax Return Preparation for Seniors - The Erie Library is participating with the AARP Tax-Aide program to provide free income tax return preparation for tax year 2013. The program is available to taxpayers with low to moderate income, with special attention to those 60 years and older. Trained and experienced Tax-Aide volunteers will be available at the Erie Library to confidentially review your tax situation, prepare your Federal return and Colorado state return, and electronically file your returns. Taxpayers with extremely complex tax returns that cannot be prepared by Tax-Aide volunteers will be referred to professional tax preparers. For more information and to make an appointment, call the library at 720.685.5205. – 1 pm. Wednesday, February 26.

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Whether you are looking for your first job or a new career, it will help you to have a firm understanding of yourself and your goals. It is worth taking time for serious introspection and personal analysis. Start by figuring out your personality type (, learning style ( and communication style ( Use this information to make a list of your natural strengths. Compile a list of your current professional skills and certifications. Create a visual representation of your strengths and keep this in mind as you promote yourself through job applications, resumes, and networking. Use this list to motivate yourself for interviews. Next, get a good handle on your professional goals. Take a career assessment (Career Cruising or College in Colorado www.CollegeInColorado. org). Create a career goal profile with a list of all possible careers you would consider, optimal income, schedule considerations, geographic location, travel ability and any other elements of a job that are important to your personal and professional happiness. Use this information while searching for jobs During interviews, come with a list of questions about the position based on your profile that will help you understand if it is a good fit (although you should never ask about salary in an interview). Finally, compile what you have learned in a format that appeals to you, i.e. a portfolio, Pinterest board, or collage. Now, as you create resumes and cover letters and answer interview questions you will be fully prepared to represent yourself. This will help you gain confidence and make a positive impression on potential employers as well as help you make informed decisions. For more help, visit the Job Zone at the Carbon Valley Regional Library every Tuesday from 1:00-2:30pm and our online job guide at

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

Happy "half-birthday", Caleb! 10 years isn't a Leap Year so you don't get a "real" birthday but it is a milestone and we wanted you to know how much we love you and how proud of you we are!!! Love, Mom, Ryan & Jordan

Happy 6th Birthday Nora! You are such an amazing little girl! Your smiles and giggles are contagious and you light up our lives each and every day! More fun times ahead! Hugs and kisses and much much love, Mommy, Daddy, little sissy Nadine and Grandma Pat

Roses are red. Violets are blue. Oliver and Elsa are turning two. Happy Birthday! Mom, Dad, Fritz, & R2

Joe Humble Born February 14, 1970 He will be 44 years old. Happy birthday to my sweet Valentine. Love Gina

Happy 8th Birthday Anishia. Love you always and forever Grandpa, Grandma, Serenity and family.

Your family loves you so much, Robin. Blessings to you on your birthday, Feb. 17. Love from all of us!!! Have a blast...wish we could get the "Love Brothers" to sing you "Happy Birthday!"

Happy Birthday Chuck! Enjoy your day to the fullest extent possible. You are loved and our lives are better because you were born. (I remember the day mom found out she was pregnant AND the day your were born!) I love you, little brother. We all love you.

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Happy 2nd Birthday Derex (AKA Dracula, AKA Buppy)!!! You are growing sooo fast and you amaze us everyday with how smart and funny you are!! You are so beautiful inside and out and we cannot wait to see what kind of little boy you are growing to be!! Love You, Love You Buppy!! XOXO Daddoos, Mama, Brothers (Dresden, Devin & Nanuk)

Happy 5th Birthday to Mia on Dec. 15th and Happy 8th Birthday to Ava on Dec. 27th! We love you! Mom, Dad & Zoë

Happy Birthday to my twin nieces, Macy and Madison!! 7 years old on Feb. 6. Have a fun filled day and know that you are loved, even by those you don't really know because we are so far away. Love, Aunt Kelly & ALL your Fordyce side of the family

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Happy Belated Birthday to my nephew, Josh. I hope your birthday, Jan. 9, was spectacular! You are loved. Aunt Kelly & the rest of the Fordyces

Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. Psalm 139:16

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Women’s Bible Connection (WBC) has new classes starting in January 2014 at Rocky Mountain Christian Church in Frederick! WBC is a Bible study program that is committed to enriching the lives of women through the study of God’s word. RMCC is located at 5860 Majestic Street in Frederick. WBC will meet every Thursday from 9-11:15am, January through April 2014. WBC also provides an age-appropriate Biblical program for children birth to 5 years of age. For more information or to register, please call Maria Goter, 303-833-3345, or email her at We look forward to welcoming you to WBC!

Ladies Winter Tea

Saturday, February 8 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Grace Evangelical Free Church 2415 Lake Park Drive, Longmont Bring your friends and enjoy the time together! Wear a hat! For more information and to register go to Longmont at 20 W. Mountain View Ave. or call 303651-2050.

Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Psalm 139:23-24

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 418 8th St. #A, Dacono, CO 80514 Sabbath School 10:00 A.M. Saturday Worship Service 11:15 A.M. Pastor Frank Wilson 720-939-5472 First Baptist Church of Dacono Sun. School 10:00a Morning Service 11a Sun. Eve. 6p Wed. Prayer Meeting 6p 717 Dahlia St., Dacono, 303-833-2527 Pastor Samuel Sanchez Northern Hills Christian Church Services & Sun. School at 9:09a & 10:44a Saturday Service at 5:05 p.m. 720-685-1717 5061 E. 160th Ave., Dacono/Brighton Pastor Thomas The Fort Foursquare Church Sun. Worship 11:00 AM 217 4th St., Dacono, CO 80514 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 Pastor: Steve Owings L.I.F.E. Fellowship Sun. School 9a & Service 10a 451 Oak St., Frederick (303)451-5433 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; 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 Lead Pastor Shan Moyers St. Brigit Episcopal Church Sun. Worship: 9:30am 110 Johnson St. Frederick 720-208-0280 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 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 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 Pastor Don Veazey Firestone Prairie Community Church Worship Service Sun. at 10:30 a.m. (303)651-1640 Coal Ridge M.S., 6201 Booth Dr, Firestone Pastor Brian Thompson

Grace Point Community Church Firestone, CO 80520 720-217-3407 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) 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

Erie St. Luke Orthodox Church (Eastern Rite) 8:00 a.m. Orthros, 9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy, Sun. School 11:15 a.m. 303 665-4013 ( 722 Austin Ave. Erie CO 80516 Fr. David Mustian, Pastor Life Song Church of Erie Sun. School 9:15a Service 10:15a 303-828-1040 500 Briggs St., Erie St. Scholastica Catholic Church 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 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 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) Pastor Jim Coleman Guardian Angels Catholic Church 15179 WCR 7 in Mead Liturgy: Mon. 5:30 pm Sat. 5:30 pm Sun. 9:00 & 10:30 am 970-535-0721 Rev. Gregory Ames, Administrator Mead United Methodist Church Sun. Worship - 9:00am 511 Palmer Ave, Mead, (970)535-4249 Pastor Mark Heiss

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 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 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

Longmont Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church Sun. Services 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. 640 Alpine St., Longmont, CO 80504 303-776-1789

Lafayette Flatirons Community Church 355 W South Boulder Road, Lafayette Sat. 5p & 6:45p and Sun. 9a & 10:45a 303-664-5524 Jim Bergen

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

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 Fr. Les Bundy, Pastor

LifeBridge Christian Church Worship Saturdays at 5 p.m. & Sundays at 9:30 & 11 a.m. 10345 Ute Hwy, Longmont 303.776.2927 Pastor Rick Rusaw

Cairn Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Progressive, Open and Engaged Sunday Worship:10:00 a.m. Education Hour: 11:30 a.m. 1700 Stonehenge Drive Lafayette, CO 80026 303-442-1861 (p); 303-442-6413 (f) Rev. Dr. Charisa Hunter-Crump CharisaHunterCrump@ Misc Areas Seventh Day Baptist Church Sabbath (Saturday) Worship 9:45 am Sabbath School 11:30 am 303-541-9097 6710 Arapahoe Rd. Boulder Pastor Steve Osborn Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Highland Lake Ward Sacrament Meeting 1 p.m. 1721 Red Cloud Road, Longmont Bishop Christopher LeBaron 970-535-4609 Rinn Valley Ward Sacrament Meeting 9 a.m. 9029 Grand Mesa Avenue, Frederick Bishop Paul Glover 303-702-7313 Saddleback Ward Sacrament Meeting 11 a.m. 9029 Grand Mesa Avenue, Frederick Bishop David Parker 303-833-2121 Northern Hills Church Meets Sundays at 9:00 and 10:45am 5061 E. 160th Ave Brighton, CO (on Hwy 7) 720.685.1717 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

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Dear advocates for life, Thousands of babies are killed daily in the United States, but it is uncommon to have the eyes of the nation fixed on a particular baby. While abortion clinics pull in money hand over fist from willing clients, Marlise Munoz was not a client. Marlise Munoz did not consent to her child’s death. A terrible tragedy rendered Marlise incapable of defending herself from a hideous forced abortion, sought by the victim’s family, sanctioned by the State of Texas, and carried out by JPS Hospital. The consequences of the unrepentant killing of Baby Munoz are chilling: any woman could undergo a forced abortion if unable to voice an opposition. The court order for the execution of Baby Munoz appears to have violated Texas law, which states “A person may not withdraw or withhold life-sustaining treatment under this subchapter from a pregnant patient.” District Judge R.H. Wallace noted that Marlise Munoz could have chosen to have an abortion at this stage of pregnancy, citing the arbitrary line of “viability.” Aside from the fact that no mother should be able to legally kill her child, Marlise Munoz did not choose to have an abortion. When she was alive and in full possession of her faculties, she had chosen life for her child. Marlise’s choice was disregarded after she was no longer able to defend herself or her daughter. Judge Wallace also ignored the fact that babies have survived at the age that baby Munoz was yesterday. There are documented cases of 22-week-old babies, and even younger, surviving early delivery. Why was baby Munoz denied even the possibility of survival? It appears that the baby girl’s disabilities determined her value in this case, and sadly, it was wrongly decided that her life was not worth saving. According to ABC News, family attorneys may have blamed a lack of oxygen for the baby’s apparent medical issues incorrectly, according to medical experts. Regardless, disabled children are created in God’s Image, and still have a right to live. Considering Marlise Munoz alone, it would not have been wrong to stop mechanical life support for a person who is dead. But it is murder to deprive an innocent living human being of oxygen and nutrients. Marlise’s baby girl was alive. She could very well have survived a c-section before life support was pulled. If there were doubts as to her potential survival, Marlise could have been kept on life support for a meager two weeks longer to ensure a better outcome for the baby. If Marlise must have been taken off of life support, what possible reason was there to intentionally kill the innocent child instead of performing a c-section to save the baby’s life before they pulled the plug? The baby may or may not have survived a c-section, but if she didn’t make it, her passing would have been a tragedy instead of a deliberate killing. The premeditated killing of any child—whether it be in an abortion clinic or in a Texas hospital—is horrifying. It is absolutely wrong to kill an innocent person, no matter their age, location, size, sex, race, or ability. The murder of Marlise Munoz’ baby was wrong, just as abortion is always wrong. Marlise Munoz may have been considered dead in November, but her innocent baby was alive until yesterday. This was a premeditated execution weeks in the making. Personhood USA mourns the loss of Marlise Munoz and her daughter Nicole. Sincerely, Jennifer Mason, Communications Director, PersonhoodUSA

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