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"Many waters cannot quench love, Neither can floods drown it..." Song of Sol 8:7 Pepper Jack's Grille Receives 14th Annual Hoffman Award

Congratulations to the Carbon Valley Chamber of Commerce Award Winners! z Pepper Jacks Grille, owned by Janel Elmore, received the prestigious Hoffman Award. z Jay Stype, of Tutor Doctor of Longmont, received the Volunteer of the Year Award. z Rocky Mountain Christian Church received the Chamber Member of the Year Award. z That Place Colorado, conceived and directed by Callico Jones-Neu received the Community Leadership Award.

intended to recognize a business or business Golf Club’s pavilion. Presentations were leader who demonstrates the three qualities offered by event sponsors followed by the award presentations. Music, dancing and lots Dale exemplified: of visiting were among the extra highlights integrity • business excellence of the evening. Each year the Carbon Valley Chamber • community involvement of Commerce honors a business that represents the dynamic business and strong community involvement epitomized by Dale Hoffman. Dale lived in the Carbon Valley area and owned By Maria Zabel, owner of Flowers by Maria in Hoffman Hideaway and Frederick. See her below in front of Thing 2! Tri-Town Siding. Dale was and colors of Themes, flowers involved in and cared deeply parade floats sparked my imagination as a about our businesses and child. Although I run my own Frederick community. business, Flowers by Maria, my Dale died suddenly childhood memories of sitting on and unexpectedly in 1999. the floor in front His daughter was born four of the TV months later. This award is watching the

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By Audrey Logan Preparedness GEAR is a local store that offers items for individuals and families to be prepared in case of a disaster. Preparedness GEAR is located off of HWY 52 and I-25 behind McDonald’s. They offer a large array of tools, water filters, long term storage foods, and survival equipment. They cater to anyone, not just the stereotypical “prepper� we have all seen on TV. This is a great resource store for hunters, campers, hikers, and survivalists! They also serve law enforcement and firefighters. Robert “Bo� Bowman is the owner. He, himself is a life-long hunter and outdoors man. “I know how quickly things can go bad,� he says. So why not be prepared? Bo has a military and police officer background. During the snow storms in 2003, he witnessed countless

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What’s On My Mind Kelly Martindale, Publisher

It’s Not About the Money, Money, Money This is my fourteenth year in business in the Carbon Valley and I have to confess that the first thirteen I was stressed about money at the end of every single month. It was the time I had to have all my postage money and printing paid; the bulk of my monthly expenses. And the cost of postage to 15,000 addresses is not cheap. Even though I prayed and prayed that all my customers would pay on time, I still worried. From the time one Consumer Report was mailed until the next one was about to be, I worried. Filled with stress, I would work until two or three in the morning. No matter how much I prayed, I was anxious that my business was about to fail. I do that with many other things in my life too; marriage, kids, grandkids, health issues, utility bills and car payments‌every day I pray to the point of almost begging. Well, most days, I beg God to “fixâ€? whatever it is that I’m talking about. And then, I worry some more. Why? I have to ask myself, “Self, if you believe in God soooo much, why are you soooo worried?â€? Good question. Especially when I “preachâ€? to others that you cannot WORRY and HAVE FAITH at the same time. It’s impossible. To add to that, I have written on my wall, “Feed your faith and your fear will starve to death.â€? Duh! Why don’t I put my money where my mouth is? Then I realized that I was basing my faith in Christ by what I knew to be true about myself. With that, things, all things, started to change. I started to be more worry-free. The knowledge I have of how I’ve lived my life over the years and all the mistakes I’ve made remind me that I have failed. When I dwell on the past, I can’t see a successful future; especially with me as the boss. Another good question I finally asked myself, “Self, if you believe in God soooo much, then who is the ‘real’ boss?â€?

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Told you‌it’s a good question, right? If I want to be the boss, especially based on all my failures, then it stands to reason that my prayers won’t be answered. Why? Because I am basing the ability to answer them on my experiences with myself and those in my life. Oh and I’m human and I know exactly what I’m capable AND incapable of doing. On top of that, I have to admit, I think I’m beyond God’s help. Deep in my heart, I think I’m too difficult for Him to fix. But if I “letâ€? God be the boss or better yet, be the King that He is and base my prayers on Who He IS then they will be answered and perfectly and timely. But there’s one more hitch in the plan‌ how do I “letâ€? Him? And who do I think I am to “letâ€? Him? According to the Bible, I am God’s child and He chose me before I was ever born to be in His family. So that answers the who I am. What about the “how do I let Him?â€? The opinions expressed in features, columns, press That is a bit more difficult, only because releases, letters to the editor, etc. are not necessarily I have the choice to let Him or not. those of the Owner and publisher of the Carbon Valley Giving us humans choice (free-will) Consumer Report. The Consumer Report assumes no isn’t always the best idea but it is what responsibility for any outcome to any businesses, any God chose to do because He is not a advertiser, any people or any government entity. dictator or oppressive. The Lord wants us to choose to “let Himâ€? because we believe He knows what is best for us individually. So that’s what I’ve been working on for a year now‌.remembering to choose, daily, to let God guide me in my day. It takes a lot more effort than one might think. I wake up and get about my day and before I know it it’s time for bed and then I remember (I didn’t choose today.) What I’ve found the last year, is that when I choose in the morning to pay attention to what I feel God is telling me to do or not do, say or not say, then most of the day turns out smoothly. I’m learning to trust God again; with my marriage, family, money, and business. It is a day-to-day process. I’ve chosen to trust God with my weaknesses. I admit I’m not great with money but much better than in 2011. While I still hate paperwork and invoices and accounts payables, I’m getting better at completing those tasks more efficiently. With that, receivables come in sooner and more regularly. The greatest lesson I’ve learned over the last twelve months is that by choosing to let God guide me I’ve found more peace and with peace comes freedom. I realized that my (old) stress level at the end of the month really wasn’t about the money it was about my limitations and where I was putting my faith. I have to say for all of 2012 and thus far in 2013, I’ve chosen to put my faith in the Lord who provides. Every month, the postage and printing money was where it needed to be. And now, as I near the end of the month, I trust the money will be exactly where it needs to be. Choices can be difficult but when I make the right one, it’s always for the best! On a side note: Even when I make the wrong choice, I’m grateful that my best and closest friend, Jesus, is loving and gracious and forgiving. He never gives up on me and continues to show me the path He wants me to take for my journey on this earth.

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March 10th from 3:00P-8:00P at D’Agostinos in Frederick at 141 5th St. Silent Auction Begins at 3:00P and Closes at 7:30P. Tickets can be pre purchased for $10 and will be sold at the door for $12. Ticket Pre Purchase Locations: Frederick High School D’Agostinos Taylor Newhall - 720.212.1522 Michelle Whitney - 303.915.5158 All proceeds will benefit BMX scholarships for young riders at Dacono BMX and to the Jordan McMullen Memorial Trust Fund for the family's expenses.

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The Longmont United Hospital Volunteers March fundraiser will be held on Friday March 8, from 7 AM to 3PM in the Matisse/Davinci Room at the Hospital. Pearl Connection offers fine quality jewelry, scarves, purses, jackets and robes at reasonable prices. Your support of the fundraisers allows the volunteers to provide the hospital departments with needed equipment and supplies. Please visit the Pearl Connection on March 8. Call the Volunteer office with questions, 303-651-5205. LUH has approx 700 volunteers who assist the hospital staff in many areas. Among them are: Welcome Desk, Birthplace, Surgery Waiting Room, Day Surgery and Volunteers office. They have adult and junior age (High School) volunteers. Included in the services the volunteers offer are TAILS, (Therapy Animals in Loving Service- trained dogs who visit with the staff and patients), Caring Clowns, (Kathy serves as a clown and the clown coordinator which is similar to herding cats!) Volunteers also visit staff and patients, and have an Art Cart which provides patients with art supplies to help with boredom issues. They have an entertainment cart with magazines, books and DVDs and nourishment cart which provide staff and patients with a snack. Plus there are many more areas of service. They provided approx. 56,000 hours to the hospital last year. They are a busy bunch. This info provided by Kathy McGannon, publicity chair for the Longmont United Hospital Board of Directors of Volunteers.

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The next meeting of the Carbon Valley Veterans Memorial Park will be held Tuesday, March 19th, from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the Frederick Police Department, 333 5th Street, and is open to the public. The Park, located at the SW corner of Hwy 52 and Colorado Blvd in Dacono, is in the early stages of development and we invite all interested Carbon Valley residents to attend the meeting to learn more about this community project. We are looking for military veterans, families of military veterans, and individuals who would like to be a part of something to honor and commemorate our veterans. If you would like more information please email Veterans@carbonvalleyvmpark.org or visit www. carbonvalleyvmpark.org.

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The Carbon Valley Park and Recreation District announced today that they have taken steps to increase chances of surviving a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), by placing AED’s (automated external defibrillators) in their facilities. These new AED’s are compatible with the local Fire Department equipment that services the Recreation District. Thank you to Tony Onorato, Chief Prunk, Debbie St. Michel, Nick Spendlow, and Valarie Brehm for making the Carbon Valley Park and Recreation District facilities a safe place to participate in activities. Renee Witty, Executive Director, 303-833-3660 ext. 103, renee@recdistrict.com.

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The Town Board voted to extend our annual scholarship program eligibility to include an Frederick residents graduating from an accredited high school or home school program. Applications are available at www.frederickco. gov. The applications must be submitted by April 4, 2013 to Town Hall. We have many bright students who qualify, so be sure to encourage your student, or someone you know, to fill out an application.

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Easter Egg Hunt-Dacono Library V.F.W. Post 9741 Back in The Dacono Library Easter Egg Hunt is a great annual event. The Easter Egg Hunt will be on Saturday, March 30 at Clem Defour Breakfast Business Park, in Dacono, rain, snow or shine. Hop on over as the hunt begins promptly at 3:00 p.m. Many fun things will be happening at this event including games, special prizes for the little ones under age 2 and even an appearance from the Easter Bunny.

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Carbon Valley Rotary invites volunteers to help stuff Easter Eggs on Thursday, March 21st from 3:00 to 6:00 pm at American Furniture Warehouse in Firestone. Help us get ready for our annual Easter Egg Hunt that will be held Saturday, March 30, from 1 to 3 pm at Hart Park in Firestone. This is a good opportunity for students to receive volunteer credit for their school. If you would like to volunteer or donate wrapped candy that will fit in a small plastic Easter Egg, please contact Beverly Mendel at bevmendel@carbonvalleyrotary.org or 303.596.7731 for more information.

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Imagine Charter School Fundraising Auction & Dinner Fundraiser 3/16/13, Embassy Suites, Loveland, 6-11PM. http://www. icsfauction.com. Reserve Your Seats Online by going to this link https://itrulycare.com/events/imagine-charter-school-firestone-4thannual-auction-dinner-event. Tickets available through 3/10/13.

The Tri-Town VFW Post has been out of the pancake breakfast business for several months now, but they are making a comeback with the help of a local restaurant. When VFW Post 9741 moved its meetings from the American Legion Post in Firestone to the Carbon Valley Senior Center in Frederick, it became too difficult to maintain their pancake breakfasts at the Legion Post. Between the logistics of keeping all of the food off site, cleaning the area both before and after the breakfast, and a low return on investment, it just became impractical to continue. Things have changed for the Post now however. By working with the local restaurant, “Taco Loco� (El Taco Loco II, 909 Carbondale Drive, Dacono, CO. 303833-6890), the Post will once again be offering pancake breakfasts. By using a side room at the restaurant, as well as support from the restaurant, the Post hopes to offer all of its former and many new customers a great breakfast at a very reasonable price ($7.00). The first of what hopes to become many monthly breakfasts will be on March 16th beginning at 8:00 A.M. Future plans also call for spaghetti dinners to be offered in the near future featuring a varied menu at a reasonable price ($10.00). For more information, please contact: Jordan Brown, Quartermaster – Post 9741 at 303-916-0113.

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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 $8 for guests and $5 for members. Membership enrollment is now open for 2013 so ask us about the benefits. For questions or to RSVP, contact President, Erica Gardner @ 303-408-0143 or egardner@bizmissionmarketing.com. Come see what we can do for your business. We can’t wait to meet you!

Erie Cheerleaders Headed to Compete in California

Erie Cheerleaders as they are raising money to get to the National Cheer Competition in Anaheim Ca. in March! In December they place 2nd at the State Competition and are ready for this next step! I would greatly appreciate it!! THE ERIE HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADERS are having a silent auction and prize drawing this coming SATURDAY 1/26 @ Erie HS. It is during the basketball games! 3-8pm! We have GREAT STUFF, a 1 hour "tour" flight, 1 day Harley rental, hotel stays, beauty baskets with products, and treatments, fitness classes, scentsy, 31 bags, tastefully simple, "theme" baskets, a birthday party at Monkey Business, 20 UNITS of BOTOX, golf, and LOTS MORE!! The goal of the cheerleaders is to raise about $28,000 total to get the entire team to the competition! Come on out! It will be a great time! Donations are still being accepted for the auction as well!

Scholarships for Dacono Graduates

A quick reminder if you have a high school senior who is considering college or vocational training, apply for the City’s annual scholarship program. The City of Dacono annually awards two scholarships up to $500 to a graduating senior high school student who resides in Dacono. More information on the City’s website at www.cityofdacono.com.

Carbon Valley Rotary would like to thank everyone who came out to support our winter Community Bingo Fundraiser held February 16 at the Frederick Gymnastics/Senior Center. Proceeds of this fundraising event will go to support local Rotary community projects including the Community Heroes Awards, the Annual Easter Egg Hunt, the Community Fire Safety House, and Rotary Youth Leadership Awards. If you would like to be notified of our next Bingo event to be held in the fall, please send your name and email address to info@ carbonvalleyrotary.org.

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Do you have a loved one who is chronically depressed or bipolar? “Like to talk to someone who truly understands?� Join us for Support, Friendship & Education Wednesdays at Carbon Valley Library at 9 Park Ave. Firestone, 80504 from 5:30p.m. to 7:30p.m. Call Becky or Laurie for more information 303-833-5300 or 303-833-4036 longspeakbipolarsupport@q.com.

Frederick Named Runner-Up in Extreme Website Makeover Contest

Frederick has been named Runner-Up in the CivicPlus “Extreme Website Makeover 2012� contest. CivicPlus is the leading provider of government website and community engagement software. As Runner-Up, Frederick will receive $5,000 to be used toward the development of a new website. "We are excited to be a Runner-Up and use this prize to start creating a great new resource for our residents," said Frederick Town Manager Matt LeCerf. "We understand in the current communication landscape how important a userfriendly and all-encompassing website is." The contest began in December and closed January 15th. Frederick participated by taking a survey, being interviewed by CivicPlus and garnering 'votes' by encouraging residents to take an online survey about improvements they would like to see in a future website for Frederick.

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Matt Gutshall, Carbon Valley’s local UPS driver, embraced his love of art and, somehow, fits it into his busy schedule. He’s been serving our communities for over ten years and doesn’t miss a beat, even in the hectic holiday weeks. Now it’s our turn to support Matt. He has displayed his work at various locations in the Carbon Valley and has a new show planned for March 16th at Echo Brewing. Matt’s art mediums consist of glass mosaic, sculpture, colored pencil drawings, acrylic paintings and landscape design. The awards he has won are 1st place in the Frederick Art shows; two 1st place awards in the mixed media category and one for the Indian pictured on page 1. His work was also displayed at the 2012 Colorado State Fair in the Professional category. The upcoming show will be at

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Echo Brewing on March 16th, from 2-5pm. As always, great tasting beer and homemade root beer will be available and there may be specialty food trucks on location. Children are welcome. There will be approximately 40 art pieces on display and some will be available for sale. Please invite others to join you. Matt is married to his high school sweetheart and is the father of four daughters. My daughter Morgan, a 2010 FHS graduate, has been attending the Art Institute in Denver, and will graduate with a degree in Graphic Design in June, on Matt’s birthday. She recently designed T-shirts for the Taste o f Colorado, and has been working as an intern at Smashburger doing graphic design work that is on display in many cities across the U.S.

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z Firestone recently completed a citizen survey to garner feedback regarding the failed sales tax ballot initiative in November 2012. This survey gave us very valuable information as the Town continues to look as a streets and parks sustainability plan. The results will allow us to weigh in on the details of what the public views as important when it comes to Firestone’s future. The Town has organized two community outreach meetings in March to start discussions regarding the streets and parks sustainability initiative. Each of the meetings will discuss and highlight the same topics, so residents are encouraged to attend the one that best fits their schedule. The meetings are set for March 16 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., and on March 19 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Both meetings will be at Firestone Town Hall, 151 Grant Ave. I invite everyone to come to one of the meetings to build a relationship with the Town Chad Auer

a great annual event. The Easter Egg Hunt will be on Saturday, March 30 at Clem Defour Park rain, snow or shine. Hop on over as the hunt begins promptly at 3:00 p.m. Many fun things will be happening at this event including games, special prizes for the little ones under age 2 and even an appearance from the Easter Bunny. Spring is also a time when we begin to think about gardening z and preparing our lawns. Our winter season continues to be drier than normal with the State as a whole at 76% of the normal snowpack. As a result, the City Council will be considering mandatory water restrictions for the upcoming spring-summer season. As recent report published by the Colorado Water Availability Task Force indicated that given current conditions, 143% of normal precipitation is needed to reach the average peak snowpack, which typically occurs on April 8th. There is a 10% chance that this will occur. While

watering restrictions are not popular, they are at times necessary. Please look for upcoming information about this important subject. A quick reminder if you have a high school senior who is z considering college or vocational training, apply for the City’s annual scholarship program. The City of Dacono annually awards two scholarships up to $500 to a graduating senior high school student who resides in Dacono. More information on the City’s website at www.cityofdacono.com. z Finally, as spring approaches, I would also remind you to signup to receive emergency alerts on your home phone, cell phone, email, or text messaging. The City utilizes Connect CTY by Blackboard Connect to contact residents regarding dangerous weather conditions (thunderstorm & tornado only), unexpected events- such as hazardous spills, and to inform them about upcoming city events.

events designed to gather input from area Mayors. I attended both events and was honored to represent the Town of Frederick. Congressman Cory Gardner invited local Mayors to lunch z in an effort to obtain feedback concerning issues we may be facing. Congressman Gardner will be holding a Carbon Valley Town Meeting this month. Check our website for more information. z Senator Mark Udall invited area Mayors to attend a gathering as well. He requested that we each invite two prominent business people to a round-table discussion. We appreciated the invite and look forward to opportunities for input in the future. z Recently the Town held its second annual Retreat. Our goal was to establish a shared vision for the community. We feel that we are making considerable progress in that direction. Among the many items discussed was the groundbreaking that will be taking place on the new Indian Peaks Medical Center, Longmont United Hospital's new facility in Frederick. More information concerning the official groundbreaking will be

posted as it becomes available. z The Town Board voted to extend our annual scholarship program eligibility to include an Frederick residents graduating from an accredited high school or home school program. Applications are available at www.frederickco.gov. The applications must be submitted by April 4, 2013 to Town Hall. We have many bright students who qualify, so be sure to encourage your student, or someone you know, to fill out an application. z Lastly, congratulations to Janel Elmore and Brooke Cunningham! Janel received the Hoffman Award at the Carbon Valley Chamber of Commerce annual dinner. Janel is the owner of Pepper Jacks Grille. The Hoffman Award recognizes integrity, business excellence and community involvement. We appreciate her dedication to the Town of Frederick. Brook was recently hired as the Town of Frederick's events coordinator. I hope you will welcome her when you see her at our many community events. z Thank you for your continued support of the Town of Frederick. We very much appreciate your participation and input.

Board of Trustees and help look at Firestone’s needs for the future concerning our streets and parks sustainability. If you have any ideas and want to contact me personally, please email cauer@ci.firestone.co.us. z Firestone continues to be an active member of the Upstate Colorado Economic Development Corporation. We serve on the Board to make sure that the economic interests of the Firestone and Southwest Weld County area are brought to the table. z Firestone was recently awarded an Energy/Mineral Impact Assistance grant from the Department of Local Affairs to help with the expansion plans on Firestone Boulevard this summer. This is great news for our community and will help fund a needed expansion project near our Interstate 25 corridor. This project should start in early summer. Visit our website at www.ci.firestone.co.us for details on the project. z Annexations have continued to come before the Board of Trustees as regional land owners have exercised their personal property rights to petition for annexation into Firestone. I continue to encourage residents to bring forth their questions during the public hearings. z We welcome Firestone high school seniors to apply for our annual scholarship program which offers four $1,000 awards. Once again we’re thankful for the support from SAFEbuilt, our local building inspector, who provides support for this program. The deadline to apply is April 1, so seniors are encouraged to submit their application now. Details can be found online at www.ci.firestone.co.us/ Departments/communityEvents/scholarships.html.

z The first phase of upgrades in the Town’s meter reading systems has been completed by the Public Works department. The first phase of the program replaced 1,153 outdated meters not compatible with a fixed base system. Phase two involved the installation of radio towers and pit radios which transmit hourly readings to the utility billing department 24 hours a day, seven days per week. The new system will allow the utility billing department to alert customers of leaks in household plumbing, leaks in unoccupied dwellings and, when fully operational, customers will be able to access their account at any time of day to view usage, leaks and estimated monthly service charges. The complete upgrade will be done by 2015. z March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month so we are offering a special race sign up discount for people who want to run our Full Moon 5k on Sept. 7. This will be our second annual event that features a race route along the Firestone Trail. We are also excited to increase our festival activities for the day so please join us. Check out the website at www.full-moon5k.com. z Also in March, join us on March 14 for the Public Officials Meet & Greet at Coal Ridge Middle School from 6-8 p.m. I look forward to seeing you there! z 2013 Events – We are excited to have another great year ahead of with community events, including the 4th at Firestone, Movies & Music in the Park, Special Olympics Softball Tournament, Cleanup Day, Full Moon 5k & Festival and more. Check out our complete listing and details on how you can get involved at http://www.ci.firestone.co.us/Departments/communityEvents/home.html.


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March 10th from 3:00P-8:00P at D’Agostinos in Frederick at 141 5th St. SilentAuction Begins at 3:00P and Closes at 7:30P. Tickets can be pre purchased for $10 & will be sold at the door for $12. Ticket Pre Purchase Locations: • Frederick High School • D’Agostinos • Taylor Newhall - 720.212.1522 • Michelle Whitney - 303.915.5158 All proceeds will benefit BMX scholarships for young riders at Dacono BMX and the Jordan McMullen Memorial Trust Fund for the family's expenses.

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CrossFit Domo is excited to announce the start of the CrossFit Games! The 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games season is a three-stage test of fitness, comprised of the Open, Regionals, and the world championships, the CrossFit Games. The season kicks off with the Open, the most inclusive competition in the world. The top athletes and teams in each region from the Open will move onto Regionals. The best athletes and teams at Regionals will compete at the CrossFit Games, the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s premier test to find the Fittest on Earthâ&#x201E;˘. Daphneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Anyone and everyone is invited to test their mettle against the entire world to see who rises to the top. The CrossFit hair salon Open kicks off this year starting March 6 and will run until April 3 with one Where dreams come true! workout being released each week. If 225 Oak St. | Frederick you are interested in competing in the CrossFit Open stop by CrossFit Domo for more details. CrossFit Domo is also extremely excited to announce our CrossFit Kids program which is expected to start sometime during May of 2013. Since Late 2004 CrossFit Kids has been Forging The Future Of Fitness and is currently in over 400 affiliates in North America, Australia, Europe, Africa, India, Japan and Panama. CrossFit Kids is a strength and conditioning program that is specifically w/Tiffany | 9 yrs. Experience designed for kids and teenagers and helps w/Coupon | exp. 03/31/13 them develop a lifelong love of fitness. If uÂ&#x201C;4GZ<]\[ you have questions about The CrossFit Games or our upcoming CrossFit Kids uÂ&#x201C; RNRZ program, feel free to stop by or give us a call. Some information provided by uÂ&#x201C;%?ZO[ CrossFit Inc. & CrossFit Kids . (720) 338-0414 | cfdomo.com at uÂ&#x201C;(\eNGPE 5959 Iris Parkway Suite in Frederick.

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For the 27th year, Interfaith Quilters of Longmont is more intent than ever to raise much needed funds for the O.U.R. Center of Longmont and the Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley. With the exception of a small amount of money necessary to purchase materials, the entire amount raised at the sale benefits these two charities equally. Again in 2013, the sale will be held at the First Lutheran Church of Longmont, 803 3rd Ave in Longmont. New this year is a featured quilt recently located in the church basement by members of the First Lutheran Archives Committee. This red and white friendship quilt was created in 1895 by the â&#x20AC;&#x153;ladies of the SW Lutheran Sewing Society of Boulderâ&#x20AC;?, which is a precursor to First Lutheran. This is a rare find, especially important for several members of the First Lutheran Church who are descendants of those whose names are embroidered on the quilt. Interfaith Quilters is proud to be able to display this quilt. Members of the Archives Committee will be on hand on both days to answer any questions and expound on the history of the quilt, the Boulder area and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s early settlers. The sale is always on the first weekend in March, which, this year, will be Friday, March 1st (Preview night) and Saturday, March 2nd (Sale Day). Interfaith Quilters has grown in membership over the past twenty-seven years and the resultant number and quality of quilts, table runners, pillows, etc. is astounding. Our baby quilts are the most popular items because of the spectacular quality and reasonable prices. One will rarely discover a quilt sale more diverse and priced to sell. Please visit our web site at interfaithquilters.com for more information. We hope to see you at the sale!

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Bits & Pieces from pg. 5 Easter Egg Basket Class and Egg Hunt at Rec Center~FREE

Join the Carbon Valley Rec. District in our FREE Easter egg Basket Decorating. Participants must register before March 21st there is no fee to register, we will need a rough estimate of participants. This event prepares kids for the Easter Egg Hunt, by customizing their very own basket. The decoration is on March 23rd with kid’s age 3-5 years at 9:3011:00 am and 6-9 years 11:30-1:00 pm at the Carbon Valley Rec Center. With their decorated basket the kids are ready to join our FREE Easter egg Hunt on Saturday March 30th at 10:30am sharp. The kids will be separated in age appropriate groups to have an opportunity for goodies in each egg. The hunt will be located at Centennial/Miners Park in Frederick (by Frederick Elementary on 8th and Walnut.) Be sure to get there early to find parking and to get your child to the correct age group section. Carbon Valley Recreation District, 701 5th Street in Frederick, CO 80530. (303) 833-3660 or www. recdistrict.com.

CV Rotary Annual Easter Egg Hunt – March 30th

Carbon Valley Rotary is excited to announce our 6th Annual Easter Egg Hunt to be held Saturday, March 30, from 1 to 3 pm at Hart Park in Firestone, CO. There will be five “hunt” areas divided by age and height. Only 10 to 12 children will be allowed in each area at a time – and the Easter Egg Hunt will last the entire 2 hour period. Five hundred (500) of the 7,500 eggs will have a “Free Book Ticket” that the children can trade for an age appropriate book. Big Country 97.9 radio will be on site, as will the Carbon Valley Community Fire Safety House, Barnyard Safety Buddies, Home Depot activity station, Carmella the miniature horse, the Chic-fil-A Cow, and various non-profit organizations to let the community know about their services. We invite anyone who would like to volunteer their time, or donate money, books, or wrapped candy that will fit in a small plastic Easter Egg, to please contact us. This is also a good opportunity for students to receive volunteer credit for their school. If interested please contact Beverly Mendel at bevmendel@carbonvalleyrotary.org or 303.596.7731 for more information.

"A Night For Life" with Rick Santorum

Friday, October 4, 2013 at 7 p.m. at the Budweiser Event Center. The evening will begin at 5:30 with an exclusive VIP dinner with Rick Santorum in the 4-star restaurant within the Budweiser Event Center. There are 150 seats available at $150 each, which includes a VIP parking pass and a Gold Circle seat at the main event. At 7 p.m., Senator Santorum will present a stirring prolife message open to everyone. Tickets for floor seats are $50 and "bowl" seats are $20. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, February 1, 2013. All ticket sales will be handled through the Budweiser Event Center box office. Purchase individual or group tickets at www.comcasttix.com or 877-544-8499. For event sponsorship information contact Bethany at events@lifechoices.org or 303-651-2050.

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The Carbon Valley Park and Recreation District is preparing for our 4th annual Spring Fling Fitness Expo on March 16th 2013. Do not let the name fool you, this event promotes healthy balanced lifestyles through a variety of dimensions of health. This event runs from 8am-1pm, it will include master classes, youth demos, community health and wellness vendors, wellness screenings, door prizes and free samples. Participant admission is $8.00 for one master class. For those courageous enough multiple classes are $10.00. The fee includes your admittance to master classes and opportunity for raffle prizes. Participants will be some of the first to experience our NEW Keiser Cycling Bikes. The new state of the art bikes features innovative magnetic resistance system, with an intuitive computer system that measures workload, heart rate, time, distance, and cadence. The Carbon Valley Rec. District will also be offering 15% off an annual membership discount during the Spring Fling this day only! Come join us and let us help you in your journey to a more balanced healthy lifestyle. Carbon Valley Recreation District, 701 5th Street in Frederick, CO 80530. (303) 833-3660 or www.recdistrict. com.

classroom within the new Fort Lupton facility on the Aims campus, scheduled to open for classes in fall 2014. “We are excited about our collaboration with Bonanza Creek,” said Dr. Marsi Liddell, president of Aims Community College. “Their leadership gift illustrates an investment in our community and endorsement of students who choose Aims.” Denver-based Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc. is an exploration and production company with operations focused in the Wattenberg Field in Weld County. “Bonanza Creek looks to partner with educational institutions that are training the next generation of energy professionals,” said Kerry McCowen, Bonanza Creek’s Vice President of Rocky Mountain Operations. “We are committed to Weld County and look forward to continuing our association with Aims Community College.”

Mile of Smiles

SAVE THE DATE! Next Honor Flight Sunday, May 5th. The “Mile of Smiles” Lineup begins 8:15 am in front of Fire Station 2, at I-25 West Frontage Road. Honor our Veterans! For more information email BarbGoettsch@ carbonvalleyrotary.org

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“Like to talk to someone who truly understands?” “Want to work at recovery?” Join us for Support and Friendship. Monday’s from 6:00-8:00p.m. at the Carbon Valley Library at 9 Park Avenue in Firestone, Co 80520. Call Laurie for more information at 303-833-4036 or email longspeakbipolarsupport@q.com.

Rooted in Colorado, a Good Food Garden Center

Have you noticed a change at the garden center in Firestone? It is in the midst Open for of an evolution. New ownership has taken hold of the ship and begun transforming it business into a center for good food – not only will during it be a garden center but will house a small farm and local food market with a good renovation food café serving the finest coffee and tea with lunchtime sandwiches and salads. Are you planning a garden this Grand summer? Well, you can find all of your organic and heirloom vegetable and fruit Opening starts here. Rooted will have the healthy soils, amendments and compost you need in for your best garden ever. April! Don’t have time for a full garden? Rooted will have patio gardens already potted up for you to take home. Imagine your tomato, pepper, and herbs already planted and growing… all you need to do is water and eat! Family animals will be well cared for as we will continue to offer Firestone’s only source for healthy animal food. We will also offer classes and products for home chicken and bee keepers. Rooted is partnering with the nonprofit Feed Denver: Urban Farms & Markets to bring small and urban farm education programs to the site. We will be installing edible and vertical gardens as well as bio-intensive production areas. We will be announcing gardening and homesteading classes soon, too. Rooted in Colorado, a Good Food Garden Center is at 10916 Cimarron Street in Firestone. Learn more at www. RootedGardenCenter.com You can reach us at info@ rootedgardencenter.com or 303-834-9200.

INTRODUCING A NEW GARDEN CENTER CONCEPT Rooted in Colorado is dedicated to organic and heirloom gardening, sustainable growing techniques, education and community. www.RootedGardenCenter.com

ON-GOING EVENTS 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 Rooted in Colorado, a Good Food Garden Center support, and have fun. Any and all Foster Families, Follow us on Prospective Foster Parents and Kinship Care 10916 Cimarron Street, Firestone, CO 80504 Facebook & Providers are also welcomed to join our group. We 303-834-9200 · info@rootedgardencenter.com welcome anyone interested in Adoption. Twitter 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 Sept. 7, 2013, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., 8:30 a.m. race start. Firestone, please let me know, you can e-mail me or call me at 720 903-0362. Regional Sports Complex, 6805 Tilbury Ave., Firestone, CO. Email Roxane Chacon for more info at roxiechacon8@ Check out www.full-moon5k.com or email FullMoon5k. gmail.com. RSVP ASAP so we can get a head count for our Firestone@gmail.com. Cost: $30 pre-registration age 16+ group. You do not need to attend dinner 5:30-6:30. (ends Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 at 11:59pm); $25 age 15 and under; $35 race day registration Kick off this second annual event by running or walking in Do you have a loved one who is chronically depressed or the 5k or Kids’ Fun Run to promote colon cancer awareness. Then bipolar? “Like to talk to someone who truly understands?” stay to enjoy great food, live music, entertainment, fitness fun and Join us for Support, Friendship & Education on Wednesdays activities for all ages. The Full Moon 5k utilizes the Firestone Trail at Carbon Valley Library at 9 Park Ave. Firestone, 80504 from system and is a certified course with the USA Track and Field 5:30p.m. to 7:30p.m. Call Becky or Laurie for more information Association with timing by Colorado Race Timing. 303-833-5300 or 303-833-4036 longspeakbipolarsupport@q.com.

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By Audrey Logan C a r m e n Bowman is starting a movement that has long needed to be made. She teaches education about our society’s elderly care that brings to light the flaws within our system and how those flaws should be changed. We should be working for our elderly, not making our elderly work for us. This issue is made most evident within long term care facilities, but appears in independent living, rehabilitation facilities, and even home care. Our aging population, also known as, our mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles, and grandparents need more specialized care. In long term care, our family members are forced to wake up, even if they don’t want too, forced to eat food they may not like, and possibly not even taken to the bathroom when they need to go. The elderly are frequently told, “I just took you to the bathroom!” No one, not you or I would like to be told if and when we can relieve ourselves. Just because someone wears a brief (adult diaper), does not mean they should be forced to use it. Carmen has a powerful passion for our rapidly growing, aging family members. She is the co-founder of the Colorado Culture Change Coalition. She wants to educate everyone she possibly can about how our elderly are truly “taken care of,” and how this should be changed and ways we can change it. She will teach to any type of group from Churches, to Bible study groups, conferences, homeschool groups, individuals and in any form of education possible. Catered education can come in the format of consultation, workshops, conference sessions, keynotes/endnotes, in-services, webinars, teleconferences, being a guest speaker at any meeting … education of any sort! Carmen will go over the cost of elder care, types of elder care, and how we can change the environment of each setting. We should be working FOR our older Americans, not the other way around. Carmen acknowledges the fact there are people who do TRULY care for our elderly. There are those who do everything in their power to make a person’s situation as best as it can possibly be. Not every facility or employee is out for their own good. Carmen, her family, friends and other volunteers go to the Life Care Center of Longmont and spend time with these adults. They become invested in these people. They ask for their wisdom, their opinion, and make them feel like they are still people. One very important aspect of what Carmen does, is touch. They physically touch the elderly with hugs, holding hands, or a hand on the shoulder. Physical touch is something everyone needs, it is healing, comforting, and an act of love that all people need to continue to experience from birth to death. Of course, they do not touch anyone who does not want to be, but thus far, no one has ever turned down a hug. If you are interested in learning more about elderly care and what you can do to help change the future for your parents, and eventually yourself, contact Carmen at 303-981-7228. Check out her website www.edu-catering.com or email her at carmen@ edu-catering.com.

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By Audrey Logan Bear Claw Sharpening is a locally owned and operated business by Matt Morgan and his wife Heather Morgan. They have lived in and loved the Carbon Valley area for 14 years. Matt Morgan has an extensive history with knives and blades of nearly any kind. He grew up on a farm here in Colorado where he learned to sharpen axes, mower blades, and hunting and fishing knives for his family. This eventually turned into his career when he got a meat cutting apprenticeship at Peterson Air Force Base. There, he learned to sharpen blades with military precision by hand. Matt is hard of hearing, so he has a unique sense that combines visual and tactile acuity, allowing him to get the blades sharper than pristine condition. Alongside his unique ability, Matt discovered new grinding technology that allows him to get knives, and blades of nearly

any sort “sharper than new”. Heather runs all the behind the scenes action that keeps their business running and growing by doing all the paperwork, marketing, and handling phone calls when necessary. She is also a local business owner. The effort that Heather puts in, keeps her husband busy sharpening most of the time. She lets his business flow like water, so he can produce a product that cuts like butter. Their combined efforts have allowed them to start opening locker drops. The local locker drop is at JT’s Barber Shop in Dacono. So, “gentlemen, why not get a cut, shave, or a trim when you stop in?” Your items will be secure until Matt picks them up and then they will be safe in his diligent hands until you pick your blades up. “More drop locations coming to Northern Colorado communities near you throughout 2013: Brighton, Longmont, Boulder-Metro, Loveland/ Windsor, North & South Denver are being considered. Please let us know if you are aware of a business location that could be a good fit and appreciate our marketing of their business in these areas.” Says Heather.

Matt and Heather base their business on the phrase “Never a dull moment”, and their guarantee is “returned to you, sharper than new”. Matt sharpens knives, scissors, mower blades, garden, office, and wood tools. He does not sharpen saw blades, but does sharpen chain saw blades. If you are in need of a saw blade being sharpened, he can refer you to someone who does. He also is not currently sharpening clipper blades, routers, or drill bits, he can give you a referral. Interested in losing the dull moments in your life? Email Matt at matt@ bearclawsharpening.com. Visit their website www.bearclawsharpening.com, here you will find a detailed description of the services offered and their prices. Whether you’re a stay at home mom with dull kitchen knives, a professional chef, or a teacher who is tired of the paper cutter not getting through all her pages, Bear Claw Sharpening will make you a satisfied customer. MARCH SPECIAL: Early Bird Gardners - Sharpen 5 garden tools (or other items), get your mower blade serviced, 1/2

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zzBook Club for Child Care Providers – Join us to discuss books related to childhood development. Child care providers can receive a certificate from the United Way Professional Development Committee for two training hours for each book club night attended. Tonight’s book discussion will be on “Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder” by Richard Louv. Copies of the book are available from the library. Registration required. – 6:00 pm. Wednesday, March 6.

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By Robin Barrett Calling all cars, trucks, and any moving or stranded vehicle. If you are looking for an honest, local repair garage, Carbon Valley Garage is just that. Chris Ficuciello and Andrew Givan are the local owners of the Carbon Valley Garage located at I-25 and Hwy 66. Chris Ficuciello’s dream was to have his own business doing high quality automotive repair with honesty and fair pricing. Andrew wanted a company that provided service with heart. He also wanted to control his own destiny instead of some corporation.

In 2011, their dreams came true. The two men joined forces and opened Carbon Valley Garage. This family owned business delivers honest and professional automotive repair and maintenance services. “I believe customers will find these men “true to their word,” says Kelly Martindale. “They’ve worked on a previous vehicle of mine. You will sense, immediately, something unique and sincere about these men.” In the beginning, they had to have a little help to make their dream come true. Helen, Andrew’s wife, helped with developing a business plan. Butch Sekich, the facility landlord, gave them added confidence by believing in them and their goals. Brad Dunlap, at the Berthoud Napa store, helped them get setup to be a Napa Auto Care Center and get some of their initial equipment. Ryan Sword at Colorado East Bank and Trust helped with the financial resources and also to further develop their business plan. Now that’s what I would call a home town welcome and a whole lot of teamwork! “Because of all the community help we received, we have a real, local repair garage that treats people with honesty and respect,” says Chris. “We not only work here but we live amongst our customers. We treat them the way we want to be treated.” Because they are a certified Napa Car Care Center, they offer a 12 month/12 thousand mile nationwide warranty on most repairs and their parts have warranties as well. They also are able to provide the benefits of an established national entity while maintaining the personal touch of a family and locally owned business.

By Robin Barrett Small town kindness, welcoming natured people and, of course, competitive sports teams; that's what Tyler Fowler and McKenzie Reifschneider were looking for when they set about looking for the rendition of their childhood memories of rural western Kansas. They found it in Mead Colorado. Thus, Chiropractic Dimensions of Mead was born. Tyler and McKenzie began their first sports medicine/ therapy practice in 2006 in Lone Tree, Colorado, in the south Denver area. After four years of growing their practice they both wanted to expand their services to a smaller community. That's where Chiropractic Dimensions of Mead comes in. They saw the small town community that they were looking for and it was one that could use their services. So in March 2010, the Grand Opening of Chiropractic Dimensions of Mead took place. A local resident of Mead, Wendy Veum, has been on staff with Chiropractic Dimensions since it's inception. Chiropractic Dimensions of Mead is a sports medicine based practice that separates themselves from other chiropractic clinics by integrating many specialties, which include Graston, ART, physical rehabilitation and performance/sport enhancement therapies. The Graston Technique® is an innovative, patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. The Technique utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. The Graston Technique® (GT) Instruments, while enhancing the clinician's ability to detect fascial adhesions and restrictions, have been clinically proven to achieve quicker and better outcomes in treating both acute and chronic conditions, including: Cervical sprain/strain (neck pain) Lumbar sprain/ strain (back pain) Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (wrist pain) Plantar Fasciitis (foot pain) Lateral Epicondylitis (tennis elbow) Medial Epicondylitis (golfer's elbow) Rotator Cuff Tendinitis (shoulder pain) Patellofemoral Disorders (knee pain) Achilles Tendinitis (ankle pain) Fibromyalgia Scar Tissue Trigger Finger Shin Splints

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By Tiffany Yenchus-Holcomb Like many other couples approaching retirement, Susan and Fred Lesnick knew that they had to figure out how to spend their approaching golden years. Their decision to develop and distill their own brand of Whiskey may have been a risk, but it is proving to be a worthwhile one. After a bit of research and development, their distinctive full flavored Sour Mash Whiskey was born for these new Mead business owners. It wasn’t until they visited their daughter, Jeannetta, in Hotchkiss, Colorado where they visited Black Canyon and knew they finally had a name to fit their Whiskey. In April, 2010 they secured the ideal location in Mead to distill Black Canyon Whiskey and they’ve never looked back. With a tight budget and the support of their children, Jeanetta and Chris, they started slow and have given it their all. The Whiskey is distilled in small batches from a 100 gallon still, built by Fred. “Fred has always built things we need,” says Susan. “I’d tell him I needed something around the house and he would ponder it a bit. Then a day or two later, he’d bring me what I asked for.” Susan says Fred built their stills, the containers that the mash soaks in, everything! Black Canyon Distillery is striving to be as green as possible so rather than waste it, they have developed a way to reuse their cooling water. Instead of disposing of the leftover corn mash, local farmers pick it up and use it for cattle and poultry feed. Susan smiles and jokes, “If you see some of the Mead cows or chickens or turkeys acting a bit funny, perhaps they’ve been eating our corn mash.” Making the most of everything they can has been a key component to making Black Canyon the success it has become. Susan runs the day to day operations and distills during the week. Fred continues to work his state job and distills on the weekend. Chris helps with promotion and events and Jeanetta handles sales and distribution along the Western slope. Susan has a unique position as being one of the only women distillers in the industry and can explain every step of the process. She invites you to stop in so she can share with you. If you ask Susan what Black Canyon Whiskey tastes like, she will tell you that it is Sour Mash Whiskey with a vanilla and caramel taste derived from the oak. With Black Canyon Whiskey there is nothing artificial; the coloring and flavor come from the oak. While they cannot say that their product is gluten-free, they do not use wheat, only corn. In addition to their Whiskey, they have also created the

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Grand Opening~Ranchero's Restaurant

Congratulations Bear! Graduated from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts 2/25/13 Parents are Karla and Chad Plooster and sister Kylie of Lakewood, California. Proud grandparents are Linda Bier of Firestone and Gerry Plooster of Mead.

Ranchero's Restaurant held a grand re-opening on Friday, February 8, 2013. Brothers Alberto and Santos Mendez are the new owners. The business specializes in authentic Mexican cuisine. Ranchero's Restaurant is located at 4322 Hwy 66, Longmont, CO 80504. Phone number is 970-535-4452. Photographer: Tamie Newby

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It has now our students. A few important events include parent-teacher t Achieve Time Freedom been just under one year of seeing Tyler on conferences starting at 2:30 and the freshman information t Achieve Financial Freedom a consistent, once a week basis and I am meeting starting at 6:00pm on February 28th. These are tMake Your Home & the best and strongest I have ever been in important events that allow Mead High School to establish Environment a the Discus ring and in the weight room. partnerships with our families. We also have other events that allow Cleaner, Safer Place With the help of Dr. Tyler at Physical our students to express themselves and community support is Dimensions I have become a significantly encouraged. Our basketball and wrestling teams have proven Our company is expanding throughout Northern CO, more powerful and productive professional to be very competitive this season and are looking to reach the So if you can imagine a life of perfect balance athlete granting me the capability of upper echelons of the Tri-Valley League. Soccer, track and Where making a difference AND winning the 2012 USA Olympic Trials and baseball will be starting soon. We also have concerts scheduled Making an income go hand in hand making the 2012 USA London Olympic for Choir on March 5th at 7pm., Band and Orchestra on March 7th at 6:30pm, and the Jazz Band on Give me a call. team." March 12th at 6:30pm. Kendra Blattner 303.884.8740 "Thank you for helping me become Student Council has “Movie Night” on March 9th and will show a movie for little ones and the best world class athlete I can be!! Go then a movie acceptable for older kids. The movie is free but buying concessions support the No Selling U.S.A!! organization. March will also bring TCAP testing on the 12th, 13th, 19th, and 20th. For sport No Inventory “We have many WONDERFUL schedules and more information please go to our web site at http://mhs.stvrain.k12.co.us/. experiences and moments but one Troy Snyder, Principal No Risk highlight of Chiropractic Dimensions is the opportunity to perform as chiropractors for the AVP'S (Association of Volleyball cont. from Professionals) Sports Medicine Team,” says Dr. Fowler. He was able to treat many pg. 1 Town of Mead athletes on the AVP tour some of which went on to win two Olympic gold Medals. Nelson Rivera, of Platteville, is one “We, as a practice, treat many different of the best technicians they’ve employed. people,” says Dr McKenzie Reifschneider. Nelson specializes in vehicle alignments. “You don't have to be an athlete to see us. He has a very solid skill set and is an So come by and see us at 209 Main St. incredibly, knowledgeable technician. Unit E, Mead, CO or you can call us for an “We are glad that he is part of our team,” evaluation at 970-535-9900. Our office is says Andrew. opened on Tuesday and Thursday 8-12 and Their services include: 2-7 and Saturday 9-1 (every other week).” • Alternators The Mead office serves the northern I-25 • Air Conditioning corridor including Longmont, Firestone, • Tire Repair • Brakes Dacono, Loveland, Johnston, Berthoud, • Clutches cont. from pg. 1 Town of Mead Platteville and many other surrounding rural communities. • Alignments • Oil Changes Please visit their website www.physicaldimensionsihg.com “Black Canyon Rita.” This Whiskey cocktail was Susan’s recipe. “I saw that our • Engine Rebuilds competitors have unique cocktails so I decided we should have one too. Since I like for other questions. • Transmission Service “We are passionate about our patients and treating their margaritas, typically made with tequila, I thought I’d try my hand at one made from • Radiator Flushing injuries and pain with 100 percent dedication,” says the duo. whiskey.” She goes on to share that she spent a weekend trying different ingredients • Tune-Ups “Come see your local community doctors, Dr Tyler Fowler and amounts and finally came up with a recipe she thought was pretty good. “Well, • Tire Mounting & Balancing after trying all those concoctions, they all tasted pretty good so I asked my friend to and Dr McKenzie Reifschneider.” They service vehicles from Mead, try my ‘final’ result and it was a hit,” she says with a toasting salute. Their next goal Longmont, Frederick, Firestone, Dacono, will be finishing a still to make their own brand of Bourbon. Platteville, Johnstown, and they even have One of the most surprising things that they noticed in starting Black Canyon customers that drive from as far away as Eaton. Stuck was how big the “Buy Local, Buy Colorado” movement is and how supportive on the side of the road? Call them! Unfortunately, Colorado businesses are. Susan says, “It’s made us really supportive too. I have As we all know, it’s hard to find this happened to one of their customers who said, become more conscious when I go to the grocery store. Whenever I go shopping for competent and honest automotive “Andrew knows his stuff! I was stuck on the highway anything, I look for Colorado stuff if it is at all possible”. and he came and got me, towed my car to his shop, mechanics out there, and when you Black Canyon Distillery wanted to offer shot glasses to pair with their Whiskey fixed it, and got me back on the road. Thank you sooo so they turned to another local Mead business; Magic in the Glass. Their store/bar do find them, you hold on for dear much!” offers their whiskey products, hand blown shot glasses and a few other items for life; that’s how my husband and I While the men do spend most of their time yourself or to use as gifts. In the future they hope to collaborate with a local Mead feel about Carbon Valley Garage. primarily on cars they have hobbies outside of work. farmer to grow GMO free corn specifically for We take all our cars there for Andrew is a small scale farmer and enjoys cars, off- Black Canyon Distillery. roading and road course racing. Chris likes to hike, regular maintenance and when my Black Canyon Distillery offer tours on camp, kayak, and snowshoe. Thursdays and Fridays from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Suburban’s transfer case was totally Bring your vehicle over for a preventative trashed, they replaced it and explained maintenance check up. This is one important thing To schedule a tour call 720-204-1909 or visit the website www.blackcanyondistillery.com. every step to me in language I could that customers tend to forget. You can call Andrew They are located at 13710 Deere Court, Unit understand. I highly recommend or Chris at 720-378-7888. You can also visit their B at I-25 and Hwy 66 just south of the Red website at carbonvalleygarage@gmail.com. New Rooster Restaurant. Carbon Valley Garage for any car customers can expect a 10% discount on parts and For Fred and Susan, retirement will have fixes, big or small!!! labor up to $100 maximum discount (offer excludes to wait as they are on to a new phase with the Susan Lesnick tires). start of Black Canyon Distillery. Cheers!

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Bits & Pieces Town of Mead

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Mead Activities

SAVE THE DATES - 2013 Scheduled Activities in the Town of Mead March 30 Easter Egg Hunt April 1 – 5 Schools Spring Break April 5-6 Spring Clean Up Days April 13 9 Health Fair in Mead April 18, 19, 20, 21 Hunters Safety Training (times vary) April 20 MHS Prom April 22 Registration Begins Summer Rec Prog

Mead Area Chamber Events

Business Training/Seminars

These are Free or a Nominal Cost MARCH Wed – 6th Body Language (SBDC) – Tanis Roeder, 3 to 5 pm – Evans Community Complex

• March 12th - Mead Summer Festival Planning Meeting (11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.) @ Mead Town Hall • March 13th - M.A.C.C. Board Meeting (Noon) @ the Red Rooster • March 26th - Sales and Use Tax 101 Seminar (11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.) @ Mead Town Hall • April 3rd - Top Challenges in Human Resource Management Seminar (7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.) @ Mead Town Hall

Sat – 9th Google Website Building (SBDC) – Google and Intuit Morning and Afternoon Sessions – Location to be determined

2013 M.A.C.C. Annual Dinner & Election

Wed – 20th Taking the “ickiness” Out of Sales (CV) – John Affleck 3 - 5 pm Tues - 26th Sales and Use Tax 101 (M) – Caron Notarmuzi, Public Information & Education Specialist, Colorado Department of Revenue, 1:30 am to 1:30 pm – Mead Town Hall, BYO Lunch APRIL Wed – 3rd Top Challenges in Human Resource Management (M) – David Zwisler, Mountain States Employer’s Council, 7 – 8:30 am – Mead Town Hall, Continental Breakfast provided

Turnaround Weight Loss Program

You can do a 180 Turnaround by the time you get your summer swimsuit on! 90 days to take off the weight and 90 days to learn how to keep it off = 180 Turnaround. This is the weight loss program I've used to lose weight and fit into my new smaller jeans - Kelly Martindale. Email Kelly for details at carbonvalley@gmail.com.

Volunteer & Help Change Lives

The Longmont United Hospital Volunteers March fundraiser will be held on Friday March 8, from 7 AM to 3PM in the Matisse/Davinci Room at the Hospital. Pearl Connection offers fine quality jewelry, scarves, purses, jackets and robes at reasonable prices. Your support of the fundraisers allows the volunteers to provide the hospital departments with needed equipment and supplies. Please visit the Pearl Connection on March 8. Call the Volunteer office with questions, 303-651-5205. LUH has approx 700 volunteers who assist the hospital staff in many areas. Among them are: Welcome Desk, Birthplace, Surgery Waiting Room, Day Surgery and Volunteers office. They have adult and junior age (High School) volunteers. Included in the services the volunteers offer are TAILS, (Therapy Animals in Loving Service- trained dogs who visit with the staff and patients), Caring Clowns, (Kathy serves as a clown and the clown coordinator which is similar to herding cats!) Volunteers also visit staff and patients, and have an Art Cart which provides patients with art supplies to help with boredom issues. They have an entertainment cart with magazines, books and DVDs and nourishment cart which provide staff and patients with a snack. Plus there are many more areas of service. They provided approx. 56,000 hours to the hospital last year. They are a busy bunch. This info provided by Kathy McGannon, publicity chair for the Longmont United Hospital Board of Directors of Volunteers.

Sales and Use Taxes

The Town of Mead and the Mead Area Chamber of Commerce Present A Free Seminar On: PRESENTED BY Caron Notarmuzi, Public Information & Education Specialist, Colorado Department of Revenue We will explore issues regarding: • What goods/services are taxable • When and how to collect • How do I know how much to collect • How to remit • Differences between taxing entities Tuesday, March 26, 2013 – 11:30 am to 1:30 pm Mead Town Hall, 411 3rd Street, Mead, CO 80542 BYO Lunch RSVP by March 19 by contacting Linda Martin at 303-476-8160 or lmartin@townofmead.org.

The Mead Area Chamber of Commerce will be holding their Annual Dinner & Election in April of 2013. At this dinner Chamber Members will be voting to elect Board Members. If you are interested in joining the Board or learning more about the election and dinner please Tiffany Yenchus-Holcomb, the Executive Director of the Mead Area Chamber of Commerce at 720-209-9701 or email tiffany@ meadchamberofcommerce.com.

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Now that we are into March, and other portions of the nation are contemplating Cherry blossoms, it is wise to remember that historically in Colorado March and April can be our snowiest months. I obviously cannot predict the weather but I think we can all agree that we really need the moisture. I do know that other communities in the area are already working on water restrictions. zz March is shaping up to be a very busy month. First, your town Board will be meeting to discuss what are the top two or three priorities that need to be accomplished in 2013. If we can focus on a select number I am sure we can actually execute them and get them done. The Board will also be discussing a long term strategic direction for the Town. This will give the staff direction as to which businesses or activities we wish to pursue and what we would like the town to look like in twenty plus years. A good example is that if you think of skiing the towns of Vail, Aspen and Breckenridge come to mind. Twenty years from now when the Town of Mead’s name comes up, what do we want the nation to know us as. zz The other major event in March is the annual Easter Egg hunt scheduled for March 30. Please remember that the event starts promptly at 9 AM and typically the children have found the thousands of eggs by 9:05 AM. This event is run by the volunteer Parks and Recreation committee. If you would like to assist you can join us at town hall on the evening of March 27 to stuff the eggs with candy or join us at 8 AM on March 30 to hide the eggs in the park. Shortly after the Easter egg hunt will be the Spring Town clean up days on April 5 and 6 and the 9Health Fair on April 13. This latter event will be held at the Mead High School. zz People are always the most important part of a community. Our Public Works Director, Dan Dennison, has announced that he will retire on April 1. It is with mixed emotions that the Board accepted his retirement plan. I personally want to thank Dan for his many years of service to our community. It is amazing the legacy that he will leave. We wish him well in his retirement but knowing him, he will not be sitting in some rocking chair someplace. Judy Orback has tendered her resignation from the Downtown Revitalization Committee and we want to thank her for all of her service and efforts. Joining the Planning Commission will be Laurie Hall. Laurie made one statement on her application that stood out for me and that was “ I want to be involved in the community”. By the way we still have some openings on town volunteer committees and if you would also like to be “involved” this is the way to do it. zz There are some activities going on behind the scenes you should be aware of. The State is working on plans to expand I-25 and the Town is providing input to assure the exits reflect the entranceway into Mead and to protect the interests of our citizens. There will also be a traffic study this year that will provide us with the information on prioritization for street improvements. Almost in conjunction with this we are working with our engineers on the layout of trails and the associated costs to put them in place. zz In conclusion, if you have any ideas or concerns please let me or one of the other Trustees know. You are always welcome to the Board’s semi-monthly meetings where we would love to meet and greet you. If you can’t reach me (I am in the telephone book) then please leave a message at Town Hall and I will get back to you. Please watch out for the children that might chase a ball into the street and keep in your prayers and thoughts the men and women that are protecting our freedom, no matter where they are stationed. zz

Each month the Mead Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a Business After Hours event. The February Chamber After Hours event was hosted by Black Canyon Distillery and Carbon Valley Garage. Over forty members of the local business community R.S.V.P.’d to attend the Black Canyon B.A.H. The participation and renewal of the Mead Area Chamber of Commerce has been a huge success and only continues to grow. Individuals and members of the local business community are invited to join the M.A.C.C. at one of these B.A.H. events to see first-hand how the ADVERTISE WITH THE CONSUMER REPORT OF MEAD Chamber can support them and their Advertise with Consumer professional goals. By the Peggy Blewett Report of Mead By Peggy Blewett ~ Answers on Page 20 The M.A.C.C. is always in need of businesses that are interested in hosting T NC A I E NCD E P NME T S ODO I L M I B T PMK AN L M or co-hosting a Business After Hours NOC C C L O E A A A A S A R L E Q PMG A NO S CM I C E B D event. For more information please L E O Y MO S U E L R Y O B L A H T O F L E P E R SMA S E L R contact, Tiffany Yenchus-Holcomb, OGVAC T B TMA L I RCUOCAAUA L OT CDGR E S A S M.A.C.C. Executive Director at S E L D S NGA F MP E GG Y B L EWE T T I I A H E D T C B T tiffany@meadchamberofcommerce. com or call 720-209-9701. R T S S NN T NODG K H I AMDR V V E U X F E DGN I L A E

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M.A.C.C. New Member Spotlight

• Carbon Valley Consumer Report • Black Canyon Distillery • Carbon Valley Garage • Norwex - Independent Consultant Jan Strickland • Simply Said Designs - Independent Consultant Debra Bancroft • Thirty-One - Independent Consultant Debra Bancroft • Rocky Mtn. Saloon

Mead Seniors Activities

All activities meet at Mead Town Hall ● Senior Lunch Thursdays at Noon ● Exercise Class Mondays & Wednesdays 9 to 9:45 am ● Book Club Third Tuesday of the Month at 2 pm ●Free Blood Pressure Checks the last Thursday of the Month at 11 am ● Various field trips and activities during the year! Contact Barbara or Maggie at 970535-4502 for more information or visit www.townofmead.org.

The publisher of the CV Consumer Report has put together a new publication specifically for the Town of Mead. We are excited to focus completely on Mead businesses, schools and citizens. The first couple issues will be the 4-page centerfold of this publication (simply pull it out) and then it may become a stand alone publication!! If you are a Mead business owner and want to be a part of this new endeavor, please contact us for feature stories and advertising opportunities at carbonvalley@gmail. com. You can also call 303.833.5997 but email is faster!

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Pepper Jack's Grille

Janel and each of her staff has worked hard the last year to offer sincere, cheerful and efficient service to each customer. Along with that, they remodeled and expanded their menu. Janel invites you to check out their latest menu with new items such as Lasagne Rolls, Meatloaf. Pot Roast and Bruschetta Chicken. They will also be serving Corned Beef and Cabbage on St. Patrick's Day! One of the reasons Pepper Jack's Grille received the esteemed Hoffman Award was because of the warm and inviting environment they have established. It has become a "gathering place" for family breakfasts as well as networking meetings. They've also shared many special moments with their customers. A recent event was a wedding celebration where staff served mimosa's, a wedding cake from the Tatoo'd cupcake (a local business) and wore bridesmaid sashes. Another special time was for a customer they have known for over 10 years, Don Primm. He recently moved due to health complications. The staff wanted to wish him farewell so they celebrated their friendship with his favorite cake, red velvet and gave him a pepper jacks shirt. (Again, the cake was from the tatoo'd cupcake.) Stop in and congratulate Janel and her staff for a job well done. The Hoffman Award is well deserved by each of them. Pepper Jack's Grille is located at I-25 and Hwy 52 so it's a wonderful location to meet someone. Their number is 303.833.6500. You can find them on Facebook and at www.pepperjacksgrille.com.

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A Place and A Time To Meet

I am writing this column on the morning after the Carbon Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Dinner. The venue was Saddleback Golf Club and the event drew a full house of 200 in attendance. It was a time for gathering and celebration. There are two important conclusions from this chamber event which I want to recognize. First, is the strong desire for coming together and being a community that connects in relationship to each other. The room limit at Saddleback is 200 seats and almost every seat was filled. We have an inherent desire to get out, show up and connect with each other. We want to see our friends and meet new ones. We want to tell our story and hear about how others are doing. The chamber functions in that capacity to create an event and a purpose to gather. The second conclusion I can make is the importance of having the venue right here at home in the Carbon Valley. Saddleback Golf Club has developed a business that created a venue which is large enough to satisfy the community’s need of a place to meet. We all do fit under one roof-barely! As president of the chamber board of directors, I am constantly seeking new members. I am driven by my belief that the chamber is the “gate way” for businesses to connect with other businesses and to step out into the community. Every business is represented by a person, who may be the proprietor or an employee. It is the person with whom we connect and relate when we do business. I often hear from business persons this statement: “We’d like to become more involved in the community”. On the other side of that conversation I hear from the community: “I wonder what they do, make, manufacture, etc. in that building.” Our chamber should be the place for both sides to come and express themselves. To fill that role we must be persistent in asking businesses to join and then participate. Their participation should be facilitated through gate way programs and events Organic sponsored by the chamber. Hormone I make no pretense that membership in the chamber will help a business sell Free more products or services. I can assure that any individual in business will have many opportunities through chamber events to meet and connect with other people. Both business and individuals will benefit through relationships that developed as a result of attending a chamber event. If you are interested in joining, please call or contact Stephanie Martin, Executive Director, Carbon Valley Chamber, 303-833-5933 or stephanie@carbonvalleychamber.com

Mind Your Business

Mind Your Business is a dynamic and interactive 6 part workshop series meeting monthly, sponsored by the Carbon Valley Chamber and it's FREE to chamber members. The Mind Your Business workshop series is designed to explore and master cutting edge "Business of Business" skills necessary for helping you thrive in a 21st century market place. The first 6 topics were directly generated from a survey as the "Hottest Topics" of interest for business growth and development. Each workshop will also include a MasterMind Session, as described in Napoleon Hill's classic, "Think and Grow Rich". The MasterMind Session gives workshop participants the opportunity to use a proven process that leverages the expertise of fellow participants to solve an issue or challenge from their business that has eluded resolution. Each workshop meets from 3-5pm, and the topics are as follows: March 20, 2013 Taking the Ickiness Out of Sales April 17, 2013 Magical Telephone Answering Service Marketing for the 21st Century: Social Media We’re Here When You Can’t Be May 15, 2013 What?s Your Owners: Wanda Taylor & Cathy Scofield Unique Value Proposition? www.always-an-answer.com June 19, 2013 Double Your Productivity-Cut Your Stress! Live Answering Service  Paging  Customized Service  Faxing July 17, 2013 End Confidentiality  Low Rates  No Contracts  E-mail OverWhelm ? Free-up TimeExperienced  Friendly  Emergency Experience Delegation that Works! The Brew (Deja Lu Book “You’ll Wonder How You Ever Got Along Without Us!” Store) at 8350 Colorado Blvd., Suite 170, Firestone, CO Date/ Time Information 3:00-5:00 pm, RSVP at www.carbonvalleychamber.com.

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Cindy Campbell with RE/ MAX Receives Award

Cindy Campbell, Associate Broker with RE/MAX Alliance, received the RE/MAX International Executive Club Award for the 5th consecutive year. This award is presented by RE/MAX co-founders Dave and Gail Liniger in recognition of outstanding performance and achievements in real estate. Campbell has been a tri-town resident for over 15 years. She provides professional real estate services in the tri-town area and along the front range. For assistance with your home selling and/or purchasing needs, she can be contacted at 303-881-7413 or Cindy@ ColoradoWelcomeHome. com.

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Groceries for Less By Audrey Logan

In this struggling economy, wouldn’t you like to save money on your grocery bill? A local couple can help you do just that! Bob and Shelia Rollins have mastered couponing, and want to extend their knowledge to you…BUT not to teach you how to coupon, to use their knowledge AND do the shopping for you! Save money and a trip to the store… how convenient is that? Even with their small affordable fee, Bob and Shelia guarantee to save you money on your grocery receipt. How it works: Contact Bob and Shelia to let them know you are interested in their services. They will have you fill out a questionnaire so they can get an idea of what kind of foods you and your family eat; this is obviously an important part of the equation. They gather coupons that will reduce the cost of the items that you want. Their goal is to reduce your bill by at least 25%. They are such stand up people that if they cannot save you money, even with their fee, they won’t “take you on”. “This isn’t extreme couponing, it’s practical couponing,” says Shelia. “We don’t break or bend the rules in our favor, nor do we clear off the shelf. That is not proper couponing etiquette.” Bob and Shelia started this business initially for themselves. In 2011 Bob lost his job, and in order to make ends meet Shelia taught herself couponing. “If it wasn’t for couponing, we wouldn’t have made it,” she said. Shelia does teach couponing classes if you want to learn! They save an average of 50% of their grocery bill every month. They do “stock pile” as it is called. They buy more than they need with coupons so they won’t need to buy any more of that product for several months. You too, can save up to 50% on your bill if you wanted to store extra food. Though, it can take some time to build up to that kind of savings. Bob and Shelia want to help our community. They really like to help elderly who are on fixed incomes. This was their initial target group of people but are now expanding to serving anyone! For the elderly, they will even put their groceries away for them! They have humble spirits and pursue a servitude to people as Jesus would. They also buy food that actually pays them, or costs nothing and donates that food to local food banks. Not long ago, they bought 66 boxes of food and MADE money! All the food was donated! How amazing! If you are interested in a couponing class email Shelia Rollins at sheila082009@gmail.com. If there is enough interest she will conduct a class. They are not scheduled on a regular basis for drop ins. If you want to have them save you money and do your grocery shopping and drop the groceries at your door email Bob Rollins at robert_ rollins@msn.com or call (970) 817-0622. They grocery shop any day of the week except Sunday. All shopping trips, and interviews for potential grocery clients are done by appointment. Contact them and SAVE!

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 carbonvalley@gmail. com 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 7th Birthday Jade! We love you so much and are so proud of you. Love, Mom, Dad and Amber

Division Chief Michael McIntosh Proudly Announces His Campaign for the Next Adams County Sheriff

Division Chief Michael McIntosh files his official documents to campaign for the next Sheriff of Adams County. Mike has been an active member of the Adams County community for nearly 40 years. After graduating from Brighton High School, he went on to proudly serve our country as a member of the United States Navy. His career with the Adams County Sheriff’s Office began in 1988, and over the years Mike has taken on a leadership role in each and every division of the agency. Mike has served as a deputy in the Jail Division, Patrol Division, and on the S.W.A.T. Team where he quickly became a Team Leader. Mike soon moved to the Detective Division with a focus on Crimes Against Children before becoming a part of the Sheriff’s Office Leadership Team. In 1999, Mike obtained the rank of Sergeant, which marked the beginning of his formal leadership journey. Mike rose through the ranks within the agency earning the respect and admiration of his staff, peers, supervisors, and members of the community. Mike was quickly promoted to Lieutenant and commanded the Patrol Division, including several of the division’s specialized units such as Field Training Officers and the Traffic Unit. Mike also was also the Commander of the Community Resource Team and played a vital role in the Unit’s inception. After years of hands-on service to the community and the agency, Mike was promoted to the rank of Captain in 2009. Now as the Administrative Services Division Chief, Mike holds the responsibility of influencing sworn officers and civilian employees by modeling strong ethics, character, and integrity. Mike was instrumental in the development of the Adams County P.O.S.T. Academy, which currently serves Sheriff’s Offices and Police Departments throughout the metro area. He is passionately involved in the creation and development of the first Regional Training Facility in Adams County, which is slated to open this spring and will serve law enforcement agencies in Colorado. Mike is an active member of his community serving as Board Member of the Community Reach Center, Community of Faith United, and member of the Metro North Chamber of Commerce. Throughout his career, Mike has been awarded with the Distinguished Service medal, David R. Martinez Memorial Award for Excellence, and is a two time recipient of the Sheriff’s Silver Star Award to mention a few. Mike said, “As the next Sheriff of Adams County, I look forward to continually giving back to the community and the agency I dearly love. I am committed to uniting the agency by leading through collaboration, integrity and a shared vision.” Mike McIntosh, (720) 884-7848, McIntosh4Sheriff@gmail.com www.McIntosh4Sheriff.com.

Happy Birthday Dominic, We Love you, Sisters Tanicka, Julissa & Angelina, Mom & Dad 03/27/03

Happy 6th Birthday Layne. We are so proud of you. Love, Daddy, Mommy, Dylan, Larissa, and Lexsie

Happy Belated Birthdays to my parents, Lynda and Tim Saenz. Mom January 31st Dad Feb 9th Happy Belated 56th Birthdays. Sorry so late, but we did remember..LOL Love you Bunches, Chrissy, Jason, Makayla,Marissa and Makenzie..

Happy SWEET 16th Happy Birthday to our twins Marissa and Birthday, Makenzie Feb 28th Makayla.. Happy 11th Birthday Girlies.. Always Love you, Mom, Dad and remember your big sis Makayla.. your family loves you We are very proud of you,. Love you, Mom, Dad and your little sisters Marissa and Makenzie

Happy 8th Birthday Angelina (Baby Girl) We love you, Sisters Tanicka & Julissa, Brother Dominic, Mom & Dad 03/13/05

Sydney celebrates her 15th birthday Mar. 1. I feel like I had her yesterday!! She brings me more joy than words can say!! I fell in love with her the minute I saw her, maybe even the first time I felt her little wiggle in my belly!!! I love you Sydney, you are my very own person hand wrapped gift from God and I am truly blessed and thankful everyday that He chose me to be your mommy!!! Happy Birthday Lovely!!

Happy Birthday to my 1st Grand baby Devon Anthony Rojas He will be ONE on 2-20-13 Love Always Gma Tish,Kevin,Uncle Rick, An as always Love from Mommy and Daddy too.

Aaron Folkers 11yrs on Mar. 9th! Happy Birthday Buddy! We love you so much & we're so proud of you. ~Mom, Dad, Aden and Lily G! Hugs n Luvs Baby!

Jackson Carr Zink March 28 Happy first birthday Jax! You are everything grandparents could ever wish for & so much more. We love you so much, Grandma & Grandpa aka: Sheila & Joe Gutierrez Happy 14th Birthday! To a wonderful daughter & sister. Love, Mom, Dad, Sabrina & Brandon


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Men Want to Lose Weight Too

When it comes to weight loss, a man has different reasons than a woman why he usually starts a fitness program. Men are usually driven by health scares, where as women are usually driven by peer pressure. When women seek to lose weight, they will go out to a bookstore or search on the Internet to find which diet works for them. Most men prefer starting a workout program before they ever consider changing their diet. There are many reasons why men should consider starting a fitness and nutrition program together. 1. Resolve various health problems such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high blood sugar levels, and low testosterone levels. 2. To improve health to secure a life insurance policy and good health insurance. 3. To improve his physical appearance. 4. To improve his overall quality of life and decrease his level of stress. When a man considers losing weight and getting healthy, there are a few questions he must answer: 1. How fast is too fast to lose weight? (Losing 1-2 lbs per week is what you want to aim for. In the beginning of a program, you may lose faster due to water retention. If you lose more than 1-2 lbs per week, chances are you are losing muscle mass and not just fat.) 2. How should I eat or exercise when Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m trying to build some muscle and also lose some fat? (Your nutrition should be clean and full of whole foods with a good balance of protein, carbohydrates, and good fats. You should aim for exercising 4-6 days per week with an emphasis on resistance training. The more lean muscle you are able to put on, the more calories you will burn at rest.) 3. Should I eat more than 1,200 calories to avoid â&#x20AC;&#x153;starvation modeâ&#x20AC;? problems? (Absolutely!! Men have a higher Basal Metabolic Rate and have more muscle mass to support. If you calorie restrict too much, you will be burning mostly muscle as your body is trying to make energy by breaking down muscle into glycogen or sugar. When this happens, your body fat to lean muscle ratio gets flipped and then you become â&#x20AC;&#x153;skinny fatâ&#x20AC;? and this will increase your estrogen levels and decrease your testosterone.) The fat thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easiest to lose is the fat stored in the upper body, particularly within the abdominal areaâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the infamous male beer belly. Men tend to store more fat in this area and less fat in the hips and thighs, while women

Food For The Soul Building Marriages That Last by Jim Coleman

Several years ago we built a new double garage at our home to house my â&#x20AC;&#x2122;53 Ford F100 pickup and my â&#x20AC;&#x2122;51 Chevy Styline Deluxe car. These two vehicles, though quite different, expect to live happily ever after. Much preparation went into this building- from soil testing to extra thick plywood on the roof- it was correctly built to last a long time. Of course, the Ford and Chevy are just being â&#x20AC;&#x153;thrown togetherâ&#x20AC;? to park side by side for the rest of their natural lives; no extra counseling or other preparation for a lifetime together even though they are so different. They should do well, because cars are made for garages, right? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a natural thing, so why go to any extra steps? It happens all the time.

Far too many marriages begin this same way, with little thought given to the long-term survival of the couple but much energy given to the wedding ceremony itself. Many hours are spent choosing flowers and gowns and planning the food. Invitations and receptions and where to spend the honeymoon are carefully considered. It is assumed that since they love one another everything will be OK. They should do well, because people are made for marriage, right? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a natural thing, so why go to any extra steps? It happens all the time. Divorce happens all the time too, and at least part of the reason for the flood of marital break-ups is lack of preparation for the long haul. People bail out when the going gets rough because they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a strong foundation or they lack conviction about the desired permanence of marriage even though they agreed â&#x20AC;&#x153;til death do us partâ&#x20AC;?. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

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tend to do the opposite. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;intraabdominalâ&#x20AC;? or â&#x20AC;&#x153;visceralâ&#x20AC;? fat that makes up that beer belly (itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stored underneath the abdominal muscles) is more metabolically active, which means that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the fat your body burns first. Visceral fat which is metabolically active fat is dangerous to your health. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s associated with a higher risk for heart disease, stroke, and many other health problems. So while it may be easier to lose this fat, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also more crucial to your health that you do soâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;now! That large waist line puts you at risk of more health problems than people who store weight in the lower body. So donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t put it off. This month, I am happy to feature Andrew; one of our male clients who decided that it was time to lose some weight and get healthy. Andrew has a sedentary job with a high degree of stress. He needed an outlet to be able to relieve stress and get healthy. At the request of his doctor, he decided it was time to get help designing an effective workout and eating plan. Andrew has a terrific support system at home. He was referred to us by his wife Karen, also a Just TRI Fitness client, who has a success story of her own. She lost 150lb with our help about 2 years ago and has maintained her weight ever since. This month, I am pleased to announce that Andrew has won our 12week weight loss challenge! He has lost a total of 60lbs and is still working on his goals by doing personal training with us twice per week as well as exercising on his own. He is eating healthy now and has been able to eliminate all of his prior medications. Based on his achievement, he has now gained self confidence, endurance, and the ability to partake in any active lifestyle choice that he desires. Way to go â&#x20AC;Ś Andrew! ~Shelly Porcaro NASM- CES/ CPT, SFN (owner of Just TRI Fitness, LLC.) shelly@ justtrifitness.com (303)594-8325 www.justtrifitness.com

look at five foundational concepts that God says can give permanence to your marriage and create stability in your lives. BELIEVE: When God talks about marriage it may be wisest to run with what He says rather than argue with the One whose idea it was. He arranged it for Adam and Eve in Genesis 2, when He saw Adam needed a helpmate and got a perfect wife. After a garden wedding they continued in harmony with the Lord and one another until a serpent poisoned their ideal marriage. To live happily ever after we would do well to believe what God says on the subject and let Him help us through our marital rough spots. You really should believe Him whose name is Truth. LEAVE: To have an enduring marriage somebody has to leave. No more living with Mom and Dad- you are starting a new home. Americans do rather well with this part, but some start before they marry and create some new problems for themselves as they â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;test the watersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Of the 67 weddings I have performed most of the couples didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want any counseling. They didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see the need. Even when it was a second go-around most seem oblivious to seeking more input on how to have success. Why are we so dumb? My garage was built â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;by the bookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t we consider doing something as serious as marriage by the Book? Leaving parents and forsaking all others to start a new home is right to do, but leaving common sense behind is folly. CLEAVE: God instructs married couples to â&#x20AC;&#x153;cleaveâ&#x20AC;?, and most get excited about this part since it includes the sexual. The Hebrew word translated â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;cleaveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; means â&#x20AC;&#x153;glue, or be gluedâ&#x20AC;?. That certainly describes the sexual union, but it means way more than that. God intends marriage to be a permanent bonding of two people, not just a lot of passionate bedroom scenes. We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say in our weddings â&#x20AC;&#x153;til divorce do we partâ&#x20AC;?, but â&#x20AC;&#x153;til deathâ&#x20AC;?. Cleaving is what happens when they make plywood. Several sheets of wood are glued together, making them stronger and more useful than any one of them alone. Ever try tearing plywood apart? It splinters and tears irregularly, because it was made to last, just like marriage. Cleaving is a special permanent bonding. It is accepting your mate as he/she is, and growing your love. God wants to help you grow your relationship way beyond the physical,

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to a personal, emotional and relational union of two very different people. When those bonds are broken it can only produce tears and destruction. There are no winners in divorce court. WEAVE: This word expresses the â&#x20AC;&#x153;one fleshâ&#x20AC;? goal of marriage in a different way; He wants the very fabric of your lives to be woven together. Sharing your bodies, goals, desires, failures and disappointments as well as successes and joys. Experiencing the joys and sorrows of child-rearing, of making difficult choices, and facing our mortality together. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;One fleshâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; speaks of union at every level; sharing all that you are and all that you have with your mate, and growing in unity over the years. In a wedding we speak of rings being the symbol of unity- â&#x20AC;&#x153;an endless circle of unbroken loveâ&#x20AC;?- and it all sounds so perfect. Marriage brings us a unity we can know in no other area of life. Communication, cooperation, and even some compromise are required, and over time you learn how to talk things through and come to agreement. Having the Lord in the fabric of your home helps to insure success, because you cannot help drawing closer to one another if both of you are drawing closer to the Lord. ACHIEVE: Within the bonds of marriage great things can be achieved that could never happen alone. Ecclesiastes tells us â&#x20AC;&#x153;Two are better than one, for they have a good return for their labor.â&#x20AC;? Couples help each other through life, supporting and defending and protecting the other. Together we produce children who can impact the world for good and for God. Together we can dream big and reach new heights. God even commands a blessing where there is unity. Many victories in life come as we focus on Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leadership and practice His principles in our homes. Even if you limit yourself to the instructions to Adam in Genesis, you will do well. Following the natural progression of Divine logic will give you the intimacy and harmony and permanence God designed marriage to bring. First you must believe- take God at His word. Then you have to leave, trusting Him to guide you through uncharted waters. Then youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get to cleave and enjoy the blessings that

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come with sharing all of yourself with another human being over the course of life. As you do this with God at the center He will show you how to weave your lives into one, and as you do you will achieve incredible things together. Intimacy with God produces intimacy and fulfillment with your mate. He has the power and the plan to deliver that â&#x20AC;&#x153;happily ever afterâ&#x20AC;? ending you both wanted. Just have ears to hear all that He says, and a heart that says â&#x20AC;&#x153;yesâ&#x20AC;? to Him and His word. Jim pastors Abundant Life Church, meeting at 4380 Hwy 66 (1/3 mile east of I 25 on the south side) at 10:00 am each Sunday.


Vol. 13, Issue 3

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HEALTHY

Acupuncture Fluids

The other day my car felt a little strange while driving, so when I got home I opened the hood. The engine was far too hot, so I checked the oil and of course it was low. And dirty. If she didn’t get an oil change soon, the whole system would shut down. Then I thought, cars really are like people, especially women, both get cranky when fluids levels decrease. Gas and oil, water and blood...without the stabilizing nature of fluids to stay nourished and cool, people will tend to experience what acupuncturists refer to as, “deficiency heat”. Just like a car, a deficient amount of oil causes an engine to become hot. For people, the outward symptoms can range from dryness, constipation, headaches, cramping, emotional instability, alternating depression with irritability, easily frustrated or confused; and if the condition continues unchecked, rage and harmful behaviors may arise. In other words, without nourishing fluids, the whole system can get hotter and hotter to the point where the system will eventually seize up. For people, the fluids typically lost that must be replenished include: Water : excessive loss through sweating, dry windy weather, drug and alcohol use Blood : poor absorption of food, too much blood loss during or after childbirth, and/or heavy menstruation (like having a small leak in the oil pan) Obviously, we need to drink plenty of clean water, and sometimes hydrating drinks to replenish electrolytes. However, in order to help replenish blood loss, the following encourage red blood cell production: > Chinese herbal formulas > chlorella > liquid Vitamin B12, or B12 (methylcobalamin) injections!! However, continuous blood loss through heavy menstruation needs more attention, Chinese medicine uses the term “blood deficiency” but this does not necessarily translate to anemia. Acupuncture can help regulate the endocrine system, and specific foods and Chinese herbal medicine assists in nourishing deficiencies. I could not write this article without including a bit of information about oils. It is well worth reading about, or consult

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further with your health care provider about the benefits of using oils, and what would work best for your system. In addition to providing a nice inner lubricant for those who are thin, dry, nervous, unstable, and generally deficient or weak, nut and seed oils also beautifully moisten the skin: Specific information for each nut or seed is taken from Healing with Whole Foods by Paul Pitchford almond oil : warming, so best for those who tend toward cold; rich in magnesium, and almond oil or water relieves phlegm from the Lung, alleviates cough, and lubricates the intestines. ●black sesame seed : neutral thermal nature; nourishes fluids and blood, strengthens the liver and kidney, lubricates organs, relieves constipation, reduces inflammation and alleviates pain, especially the lower back, hips, leg and feet. Soak seeds over night before eating. ●coconut oil : warming, so best for those who tend toward cold; used for weakness, building fluids, childhood malnutrition, emaciation and nosebleeds. Not for those who eat meals heavy with meat and dairy, and are watching their cholesterol! ●flax seed oil : neutral thermal nature; richest source of omega 3 fatty acids; strengthens immunity and clean the heart and arteries, reduces inflammation and alleviates pain. ●walnut oil : warming, so best for those who tend toward cold; moistens the lungs and intestines, nourishes the kidney/adrenal/brain, and enriches sperm; reduces inflammation and alleviates pain. Oils are great for men, women and children. Have fun both ingesting and rubbing all over yourself after a shower! Also, always keep oils refrigerated to prevent rancidity! Hmmm, I made a mental note of the fact that I brought the car in the same day for maintenance, and wondered when the last time I had done the same for myself... Daisy Lear, MSOM, Dipl.Ac., L.Ac. Reach her at 303.587.3557 or daisylear@ gmail.com.

How Can I Prevent Back Pain?

The back is a complicated structure of bones, joints, ligaments, and muscles. You can sprain ligaments, strain muscles, rupture disks, and irritate joints, all of which can lead to back pain. While sports injuries or accidents can cause back pain, sometimes the simplest of movements—for example, picking up a pencil from the floor— can have painful results. In addition, arthritis, poor posture, obesity, and psychological stress can cause or complicate back pain. Back pain can also directly result from disease of the internal organs, such as kidney stones, kidney infections, blood clots, or bone loss. Here are some general tips to help keep you from suffering back pain (always see a healthcare provider if you are not certain of doing any of the following): • Don’t lift by bending over at the waist. Instead, bend your hips and knees and then squat to pick up the object. Keep your back straight, and hold the object close to your body. It doesn't matter how much something weighs. Much of the stress on the lower back is from the muscles and ligaments working to bring your body to an upright position. • Don’t twist your body while lifting. • Push, rather than pull, when you must move heavy objects. • If you must sit for long periods, take frequent breaks and stretch. It also helps to have your knees elevated when sitting. • Wear flat shoes or shoes with low heels. • Exercise regularly. An inactive lifestyle contributes to lower back pain. Simone Physical Medicine is located at 118 8th St. in Dacono. We offer an integrated approach to your health care—with a doctor of chiropractic and physical therapist on staff. We never recommend a treatment plan consisting of multiple visits—most patients generally respond to treatment within 4-6 visits. If adequate results are not seen in that time we consider other options. You may call for an appointment at 303-833-2332. Our website is www.simonephysicalmedicine.com

Last week a CVCR reader asked for a discussion of the topic of male menopause in this month’s column. The basic question is, “Do men, like women, really go through the process of declining hormone levels as they age?”. Unfortunately, within the medical profession, this is still a highly controversial topic. I graduated from medical school in 1999, and at that time I was taught that it was unnecessary to routinely measure male hormone, or androgen, levels and that male menopause is a myth. While this is a point of view that is still common among physicians, there is a strong movement to correct this misconception. There are now dozens of well-conducted studies documenting not only the frequent decline in testosterone levels in aging men, but also the benefits of hormone replacement in such patients. There are now entire branches of research and medical practice devoted to this field which is often referred to as “anti-aging medicine”. And advanced courses are now being offered by academic organizations which provide physicians with special training in these fields. In my personal opinion, as I observe the healthcare landscape, it appears that testosterone measurement and replacement (for men who have low or deficient levels) is likely to become a mainstream practice within the next 5 to 10 years. In the meantime, even today there are a number of physicians with expertise in this area of medicine. Optimal testosterone levels help maintain energy, vitality, muscle strength and mass, Providing quality orthodontic care libido, erectile function, and emotional balance. Various pain syndromes have been linked to low testosterone levels, as have certain cancers, heart problems and numerous other for kids, teens & adults since 1992. disease states. In some men, testosterone levels can begin to decline as early as their Comprehensive treatment including 30’s or 40’s, but by the sixth decade, “Low T” is quite common. It is important to note new correctivce techologies such as that many lifestyle factors can boost testosterone production naturally. Adequate sleep, exercise, diet, hydration, and stress reduction are critical factors to maintaining optimal levels. Sufficient intake of zinc is also crucial. If you suspect your levels may be low, Complimentary Initial Consultation 303.833.0310 a good place to start is with an assessment of your lifestyle. In order to look deeper, a 704 1st Street•Firestone fasting blood test can reveal both the “total” as well as the “free” or “unbound” amount of testosterone in your body. Often a period of lifestyle modification and supplements may gel, patch, or solution), orally (with a troche which is not swallowed but is absorbed through the be prescribed in the case of an initial low level, but if it persists, testosterone replacement may be mucosa of the mouth), intra-muscular injection, or implant. Implants are small pellets which are considered. It is important to make sure that no contraindications to testosterone therapy exist, placed below the skin and which slowly dissolve and exude a steady amount of hormone over a 6 and that proper monitoring is in place to avoid complications. For example red blood cell mass month period, providing the convenience of reliable testosterone levels requiring only two office can sometimes increase to dangerous levels, or excessive amounts of testosterone can convert into visits per year. For more information on this topic, ask your healthcare professional. Good health estrogen. Routine testing for these and other potential side effects are important to ensure optimal to you in 2013! results and minimize risk. Testosterone can be safely replaced either topically (with a cream, Dr. Tusek is the cofounder of Nextera Healthcare and the North Vista Medical Centers.


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There is some very exciting news from CVA this month. One of our 8th graders, Julia Wyatt, won our school spelling bee and went on to place 3rd in the Regional. The winner of the regional went on to the National Scripps Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. Julia was one of 52 spellers on Saturday February 23rd. She made it through ten rounds and some of her words included insidious, Crusoe, langlauf, altruism, and sprinerle (German origin). The final two students took seven more rounds before a winner was declared. We here at CVA are so proud of Julia and all her accomplishments. Please join me in congratulating her. Lisa Gjellum, Principal, CV Academy

Studio Happenings at Axis of Movement

LUCK OF THE IRISH!! NEW Teachers, new classes, and much more at Axis of Movement! We are pleased to welcome outstanding teachers in Irish Step Dancing, Broadway, Pre-professional Ballet, cheer and massage therapists specializing in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Thai Yoga, and more. We are taking NEW registration for upcoming classes and appointments in dance, Pilates, and massage therapy! It's time to get in now!! Our Dance Spring Showcase registration will continue through March. This year's theme is HOLLYWOOD-all glitz and glamour scheduled for June. This is sure to be the best one yet! Newly Added Dance Classes4:15-5:00 Wed -PeeWee Irish Step Dance 5:00-6:00 Wed - Beg/Int Irish Step Dance 4:15-5:15 Thurs - Beg/Int Broadway Tap 5:15-6:15 Thurs.- Beg/Int Theater Dance 6:15-7:15 Thurs - Int/Adv Broadway Tap 7:15-8:15 Thurs.- Int/Adv Theater Dance MARCH IS CUSTOMER APPRECIATION MONTH-Our greatest compliment is a referral from our valued clients and friends. To show our appreciation for your confidence in us, each time you refer a new registering client, you will receive a $50.00 referral credit to be used at AOM. Credits may be used towards tuition, privates, retail, etc. Thank you for your continued patronage! Visit our website at www.axisofmovement.com or call (303) 833-7353 for current class schedule and appointments.

By Lisa Gjellum Carbon Valley Academy Principal Students at Carbon Valley Academy take the NWEA MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) assessment three times each year beginning in grade three. Students in grade two begin a winter and spring session each year. This year we proudly announce that our students in grades 3-8 have already shown tremendous growth Carbon Valley Academy's 5th Grade Student Blue Dog Art Display in just the fall to winter assessment. Averages of 30% of all students have reached the 100% growth target with the winter testing. Approximately 75% of CVA students are on track for the 100% growth target in Reading, and 70% in Math. The faculty of CVA is so proud of our students and the hard work done by teachers and students to achieve this success. We are all now looking forward to see the same type of results on the TCAP this spring as well as spring NWEA testing.

CDC is the CTE of the SVVSD

CDC (the Career Development Center) is the CTE (career and technical education) center for the St. Vrain Valley School District. High school students from across the district are eligible to take elective classes at CDC throughout the day, while continuing the rest of their classes at their home high schools. Free transportation is provided to and from the District’s home high schools and CDC throughout the day. Taking classes at CDC allows students the opportunity to explore a variety of career areas that will help them with the academic knowledge and technical skills vital for the 21st Century workplace. The Career and Technical Education (CTE) skills learned at CDC are hands-on and prepare students for successful careers after high school, in addition to helping provide a successful transition to college and other post-secondary education. CDC offers classes in health careers, auto technology, building trades, cosmetology, multimedia, culinary arts, engineering technology, floral design and greenhouse, agriscience, early childhood education, and welding. Any interest a student might have is most likely available for exploration at CDC. High school elective credit is awarded for CDC classes at the student’s home high school. For questions regarding the opportunities that CDC offers high school students, please call 303772-3333. CDC is located at 1200 S. Sunset Street in Longmont.

Imagine Charter School Fundraiser

March 16, 2013, Embassy Suites, Loveland, 6-11PM Get on your dancing shoes and get "Footloose" at the 4th Annual Imagine Charter School Firestone Auction and Dinner event. This year's event will feature 3 course dinner, dancing, a silent auction, and a live auction during the dinner portion of the event. Casual attire or go retro and dress up 80's style and enter our costume contest. DJ services provided by Excalibur DJs. Don't miss out on the opportunity to bid on some amazing items such as autographed music, sports, and movie memorabilia, vacation packages, tickets to local events and entertainment, gift baskets, and all the wonderful class projects by our students. Check this site often for new items. Reserve Your Seats at the Front Office or Online by clicking this link - www. itrulycare.com/events/imagine-charterschool-firestone-4th-annual-auctiondinner-event Tickets available through March 10th Prime Reserved Tables are $400 (seats 8) - these prime tables are located around the dance floor for front row action to the live auction. Each table is specially decorated and will include 2 bottles of wine. Reserved Tables $300 (seats 8) $300, Individual Tickets $40, We are accepting donations towards Teacher/Staff Tickets. Rooms are available at Embassy Suites on the night of the event for a special rate of $119 per night. Call 1-800-EMBASSY and reference the Imagine Charter School in order to receive the rate.


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One of the best things you can do for 11 yrs old are invited March 30th, 2013 your furnace and air conditioner is have them cleaned and inspected by a certified to join us! 3:00-4:30pm technician before each year's heating and The party will cooling seasons. Prairie’s Farm include: Many contractors, including Carbon at the south west Valley Heating offer HVAC maintenance Story Time corner of agreements that allow you to save time and Egg Hunts WCR 22 & 11 money on not only your inspections, but also the repairs and installations that you Tons of candy For more info call might need in between. Although the terms of HVAC 303-651-1640 maintenance agreements vary from business to business, these are five of the best benefits that you'll find in a valuable maintenance Meeting Sundays at Coal Ridge Middle School at 10:30 - www.prairiecc.org agreement: 1. Increased energy savings. Preventative maintenance will increase the a monthly fee, you'll make that money back efficiency of the equipment and lower their operating costs. on all kinds of savings from future costs on 2. Priority Dispatching. If your unit breaks down and you're parts and labor. in need of a quick repair, you'll get priority service over customers To learn about the specific advantages who aren't part of the maintenance agreement. of owning a Safety & Efficiency Agreements 3. Peace of Mind. With preventative maintenance, the client it’s time to contact your local expert for will always have peace of mind knowing their equipment is in top service, Carbon Valley Heating and Air has condition, ensuring their comfort and safety. been servicing local residents since 1999, 4. Increased service life. If you take care of your units by they can be reached at 303-833-4466, info@ taking advantage of a maintenance agreement, you could extend the CarbonValleyHeatingandAir.com or by visiting lives of your furnace and air conditioner by up to 50 percent. www.CarbonValleyHeatingandAir.com. 5. Discounted prices. Although maintenance agreements cost

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as a floral designer volunteer for the 2013 Tournament of Roses parade. Fiesta Parade Floats is an award winning and world Annual Easter Egg Hunt leading float building company that started working on the 2013 floats in February of 2012. Saturday, March 30th 1:00-3:00 I anxiously arrived in California December 25, 2012. I was one of the first floral designers to arrive at Fiesta Floats the next day and enjoyed a personal tour of the industrial warehouse. The organization and schedule was incredible. The employees, volunteers, gluing station, dry material station, flower delivery, flower inventory, flower processing, outdoor refrigerated semi truck (floral coolers), design elements and principles were Hart Park in Firestone meticulous. A food truck was also on site, catering throughout Grant Ave. & 4th Ave.-- 4 blocks East of Safeway off CR 13 the week to accommodate everyone. All ages welcome – Separate areas based on height to hunt. Hunts every 15 minutes! I went straight to work on the Kaiser Permanente-Dr. Seuss 7,500 candy filled plastic eggs with 500 special eggs – exchange for a free book! float on December 26 and worked from 8:00A.M to 10:30 P.M. FREE activities for children and the Fire Safety House The application process entails applying the dry material to the Volunteers and Candy Needed! float with Elmer’s glue by a paint brush and or Oasis glue. It For Information Contact: Beverly Mendel 303-596-7731 or www.carbonvalleyrotary.org was like painting by color. The object was painted in a light tint of a specific color to show the location of the material. You glue inside the color. I applied moss; orange lentil beans chopped purple static to the whimsical table for the tilted flower vase. Hundreds of pounds of dried natural materials and thousands of fresh flowers were used to cover the entire float. The Kaiser Permanente Float was a fun environment. I processed the flowers by removing the packaging, cutting the ends off, quick dipped the roses to help the hydrating process the world . They all and placed the roses in fresh water with floral food. The groupings have a passion for of the clustered rose spears were attached to piping covered in moss; their work, flowers and the roses were placed in the water hydrated Oasis foam spears. and imagination. I’m The large Liatris and green Dianthus arrangements were designed in very blessed to have large foam blocks covered in floral chicken wire for a base support. been a part of the The green apples were placed on a wooden picks that were softly global, Tournament hammered by a mallet into the floats decking base. of Rose Parade. I was privileged to work on the “Wonderful Indonesia” float, as I and an amazing well. Surrounded by thousands of fresh tropical flowers was a floral team worked on the designer’s paradise. The bottom edging of the Indonesia float was Kaiser Permanente designed to look like a tropical paradise using no flower pattern / recipe. Float with Dr. By grouping tropical foliage and flowers in a layering technique: to Seuss winning, create movement, bounce and clustering hues on the parade route to Theme Trophy/ catch your eye. Palms were cut into shapes and different sizes. I created best presentation the rose boarder with water picks for the back of the float. Our team of rose theme. The finished the float at 4:00 A.M. December 31, 2012. theme of the 2012 Off to the Hotel for a quick rest and back to the floats at 9:00 Tournament of Rose A.M December 31, 2012 to watch the pre judging take place. The floats come to life with Fresh flowers, animation, music, dancers and hard work with love. The morning of the January 1, 2013 my husband, Mark, and I watched the fabulous parade form the grand stand seating with thousands of on lookers in Pasadena California. The parade was incredible with excitement and beauty. Working on the Tournament of Rose Parade Floats was an amazing experience and opportunity. I grew as a floral designer and artist. I met many talented Fiesta Parade Floats; employees, Floral Designers, volunteers, artist and people who traveled from across

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Cub Scout Pack 341 Have Fun, Make Friends, See New Things. Join Cub Scouts! Open to all boys in 1st 5th grades, meets in Frederick area. More information visit www.copack341.org or email scoutparentcoordinator@copack341.org. Tri-Town Seniors Hollie Kennedy 303.833.2739

A Kid’s Place CASA Program and Child Advocacy Center 1610 29th Avenue Place, Suite 201, Greeley, CO 80634 970.353.5970 or www.akidsplace.org

Frederick High School Booster Club Frederick High School 720.443.2065 or www.fhsbooster.com

EF Foundation for Foreign Study Melissa 303.847.8165 or shareyouramerica@gmail.com. Thirst Living Waters (Suicide Prevention) 970.673.SAVE (7283)  info@ thirstlivingwaters.com www.thirstlivingwaters.com

Tri-Town Toasters Club Julia K. Davis 303.775.1106 or dg1011@d26leaders.org Tri-Town Kids Clothing Bank 720.984.7473 or tritownclothingbank@ yahoo.com Red Hatters Lyn Evizich 303.833.2387 or www. redhatsociety.com

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Frederick Salud Family Health Centers 5995 Iris Parkway  Frederick  303.833.2050 Ethan Kerns, DDS  ekerns@ saludclinic.org Primary health care services: medical, dental & behavioral. A Medical Home to serve the family. La Leche League LLL of Carbon Valley meets 2nd Saturday at 9:30 at Carbon Valley Medical Center, 6600 Firestone Blvd in Firestone. Light brunch served. More info call Leisl 303-833-2008 or Laura 303.682.8840. Cranio Care Bears Sends loving care packages to families with children facing surgery for Craniosynostosis. www. CranioCareBears.org Summer Ehmann 303.652.7795. Carbon Valley Rotary Club “Service Above Self”  303.678.2927 www.carbonvalleyrotary.org barbgoettsch@carbonvalleyrotary.org Two Angels Foundation, Inc www.twoangelsfoundation.org  303.450.1785.

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Taking donations of baby/toddler clothing, maternity clothing, toys, blankets etc.. for Teen moms group forming at RMCC. Will pick up! Call Nikol 303.810.4168 [12-12]

Pearl Group for Single Parent Families Tessie Gale, at 720-864-9202 or tgale@ lbcc.org.

A Woman’s Work Diana Murray 303-678-1423 or Ann Marie Zemko 720-684-6806.

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SIMPLY SAID DESIGNS ~ Designs that can be applied to walls, glass, metal, ceramic and even more for that personalized look. www.mysimplysaiddesigns.com/1503/ 970-535-0852 [3-13]

Imagine Charter School Fundraising Auction & Dinner Fundraiser 3/16/13, Embassy Suites, Loveland, 6-11PM http://www.icsfauction.com. Reserve Your Seats Online by going to this link - https://itrulycare.com/events/imaginecharter-school-firestone-4th-annual-auction-dinner-event. Tickets available through 3/10/13.

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Consumer Report www.cvconsumerreport.com HOME BUILDER AVAILABLE FOR RENOVATIONS Remodels, Basement Renovations,Roofing, Hardwood/Tile Flooring, Garages, Cement Work, Add-on Rooms Call for estimate- over 25 years in Colorado...local references available Kenyon Homes 303-651-9460 [2-13]

New Frigidaire flat top stove , 30 inch, 5 burner, self cleaning, bisque with black range top. Self cleaning. $300. 303-997-4507 [2-13]

"Pamper yourself with all natural body care products handmade in the Rocky Mountains! www. ourlemongrassspa.com/shaye" [3-13]

For sale, 1991 Chevy Astro Van. 2 owners. 193k miles Needs battery or jumped. Has set of snow tires on rims $2,000. Call 303.833.5908 [3-13]

For sale Precious Moment and Friends of Feather figurines. Prices Vary. Figurines are in excellent condition and many are in the original box. Contact Denise at djohnson5066@comcast.net to have a list of available figurines emailed. Thank you. [2-13]

Everyone Has a Story. Have You Told Yours? Beth Kihm, Personal Historian, A Treasury of Memories 303-746-5699, www.atreasuryofmemories.com [11-12]

HOME FOR SALE- FORT LUPTON -$173,900 3 BED, 2 BATH, FIN BASEMENT. FULL BRICK, 2 CAR GARAGE, CENT AIR, EXTRA PARKING FOR RV-BOATETC. NO HOA. CALL MARGARET RE-MAX 303-5916935 [11-12]

Janitorial supply salesman needed for North Denver. Experience helpful but not necessary. E-mail or call, fbm@ mesanetworks.net or 970-785-6567 [1-13]

STORAGE SPACE FOR LEASE 40’ X 40’ WITH 14’X14’ OVERHEAD DOOR, $550, NO ELECTRIC OR GAS 4070 CAMELOT CIR, (I-25 & HWY 66) 970-535-6074 [2-13]

THIRTY-ONE GIFTS for you!!! Signature purses, totes, and eye catching storage solutions. Hostess design parties with great deals and rewards! Catalog viewing at www. mythirtyone.com/debancroft/ 970.535.0852 [3-13]

The Mop Squad Cleaning Services. Commercial/ Residential, office cleaning, move outs/move ins. Everything form basic cleaning, to deep cleaning, blinds, and windows too. FLAT RATES. Free estimates. Serving the Front Range. Call Tam 720 938 2624 [12-12]

Sunday, Feb 3rd, 10am -3pm; Equine Massage for Horse Lovers Clinic Firestone, $100.00 Contact Beth 303-7467786 for details. [2-13]

1970 Chevy 3/4 Ton Pickup - 83,000 miles - runs well, great condition! Call 970.412.2618 [3-13]

Goat Found near Firestone. Call (303) 833-4578 to identify. [2-13]

2 Bulldog Puppies free to good home interested contact stevenrichard16@live.com [2-13]

Male and female Yorkie puppies free to good home if interested contact:smith.jacob728@live.com [10-12]

"Discover the World of Spanish! Spanish Easy and Fun Language School Longmont & Boulder 303.827.5965 Group Classes, Tutoring, Translations" [3-13]. Karen’s Kleaning ~ 303-818-7082 ~ Weekly, Bi-weekly or monthly. Commercial or residential-Reasonably priced. [12-12]

36 years experience giving TLC to geriatric moms and dads in their homes. 303.651.2741 [11-12] FREE Fertilizer U-Haul 303.833.0345 Bring your shovel and your truck! [3-13]

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 [12-12] 2 Akc English Bulldogs at no cost for adoption to a new home. if interested contact ben.cambell32@yahoo.com [10-12]

Remodel Specialty Inc.: Kitchens, Bathrooms, Basements, OPEN STORAGE: Semis, trailers, equipment, materials, tile, wood floors, additions and more. 3 year labor warranty, etc. Prices start at $25.00. Located at Weld County Roads 30 years experience. Local References. 6 & 11. Call PACT LLC @303-359-9684 [3-13] Call Greg 303-818-2420 [12-12] Does your child need to exercise more? Do they love horses? Call Beth, about our "Fun and Run with the Horses" program. 303-746-7786 [11-12] Housekeeping: Honest, Experienced, Thorough: 970.785.2603 Weight Watchers for Tri-Town area at Carbon Valley Academy, Monday evenings. Check www.weightwatchers.com for details. Learn, laugh, get control. [12-12]

Debbie's TLC for seniors 25 years experience in all fields looking for work with seniors in their home call 720 684 6061 [1-13] $1200 a Mo.--3 BDRM 2 BATH LG Fenced Yard | Pets accepted but No Smokers Inquire (207)956-1523 or BennettsHomerental@gmail.com [1-13]

SEMI TRUCK /TRAILER PARKING AVAILABLE. CLOSE TO DEL CAMINO AND I-25 . CALL 303-591-8734 [11-12] AVON-Free local delivery or online at www.youravon. com/lilacooper.Seven years in business. For brochures call Lila at 303-772-7809. [2-13]

Looking for part-time clerk/stocker. Must be 21 Must be able to pass background check. Please apply in person 3907 Hwy 119 Longmont, CO

For Sale: AKC Black Labrador Retrievers Puppies Available: February 21, 2013 at 8 weeks of age- 2 females & 4 males. Champion Pedigrees for hunting, show ring, confirmation and obedience Parents are on site and are AKC registered and OFA hips-good. Family socialized since birth. Vet checked, dew claws, & 1st shots complete Price: $995.00. Contact: Jenny 720-394-3912 [3-13]4

Studio 5 Media Wedding Videography Call Robert (970) 817-3753 to ask about wedding packages. or email Studiofive.media@gmail.com [2-13]

AVON ~ Order by visiting my online AVON website which is available 24 hours every day at www.youravon.com/ dbancroft. Skin care products for entire family.

Whirlpool front load washer and front load dryer (gas) along with the pedestal storage risers (everything is white) for $700 total. In Firestone. Call 720-328-4348 [1-13]

For Sale: China Cabinet, solid walnut with glass and 2 doors & 3 drawers $120 PLUS Antique dresser w/mirror & chest of drawers. Solid wood, 150+ yrs. old. $475 303.990.9599 [12-12]

IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR AIRSOFT TECH MUST BE RELIABLE AND HONEST, MECHANICALLY INCLINED IS A PLUS...FAMILIAR WITH AIRSOFT GUNS & PLAYS AIRSOFT IS EXTRA POINTS EMAIL: dianna_87@hotmail.com with resume Location is Erie, Colorado [1-13]

It is possible to obtain a better quality of life. Find out how at http://www.ahealthcafe.com/WAHHomeSolutions [1-13]

Broken Equipment Haulaway I pick up broken lawn tractors,rototillers,snow blowers etc. Mark 303-532-6733 [1-13]


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Vol. 13, Issue 3

Colorado Christian Writers Conference May 15-18, 2013

YMCA of the Rockies Estes Park Center Encouraging and equipping you to write about a God who is real, who is reachable, and who changes lives!

Faculty of 59 Agents, Editors, Authors 8 Continuing Sessions Reaching the Hearts of Your Readers - Ken Gire How to Get Published - Tim Shoemaker Suspense Novels and Screenplays - Bill Myers Fiction for Women - Gayle Roper Obscure No More - Thomas Umstaddt Jr. Inspiration and Perspiration - Dina Sleiman Nonfiction Books - Kim Bangs Pixels to Profit - Brian Schwartz

Lent Events

7 general sessions ~ 61 workshops ~ 4 Clinics ~ Panels and FOUR free 15-minute one-on-one appointments with faculty For more information visit www.writehisanswer.com/Colorado Directed by Marlene Bagnull ~ mbagnull@aol.com

Sunday Worship The theme of Vitality will be part of our Sunday morning worship as we think about five different Biblical characters and their faith journey towards vitality. March 3 – Isaiah’s Words to the Exiles (Isaiah 55:1-9 and Psalm 63:1-8) March 10 – The Prodigal Son’s Return (Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 and Psalm 32) March 17 – Mary and the Costly Perfume (Luke 12:1-8 and Psalm 126) March 24 – Jesus in the City (Luke 19:28-40 and Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29) Join us at 10:00 a.m. at 1700 Stonehenge Dr., Lafayette, 80026 Soup Supper and Vitality Reflections Each Wednesday in Lent you are invited to a simple soup supper at the church prior to choir. We will gather from 5:00 to 6:00

and hear a brief presentation from various members about their own search for vitality through a range of practices, from therapeutic, to dietary, to exercise, to meditation. We invite you enter this time together quietly and contemplatively, though not silently. We hope it will be a time of respite from the business and crowdedness of life. Those who would like to gather in the sanctuary for a brief time of prayer and silence are welcome just before choir begins. The dates are March 6, 13 and 20. Join us at 1700 Stonehenge Dr., Lafayette, 80026 303.442.1861 For Further information contact: Rev. Dr. Charisa HunterCrump CharisaHunterCrump@ CairnChristianChurch.com “Progressive, Open, Engaged” www.cairnchristianchurch. com

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Midweek Worship Wednesdays: March 6 - March 20 Dinner 6:00 pm, Hymn Sing 6:45 pm, Worship 7:00 pm Seder Meal March 24 5:00 pm Maundy Thursday Worship w/ Holy Communion March 28 7:00 pm

Area Churches Firestone Prairie Community Church Worship Service Sun. at 10:30 a.m. (303)651-1640 www.prairiecc.org Coal Ridge M.S., 6201 Booth Dr, Firestone Pastor Brian Thompson Grace Point Community Church Firestone, CO 80520 720-217-3407 www.go2gracepoint.com Pastor Tim Lyon Firestone Baptist Church Sun. School 9a Worship 10a 4040 Coriolos Way, Frederick (Carbon Valley Academy) www.firestonebaptist.com 303-736-9959 Pastor Jason Kokenzie 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 www.carbonvalleysda.org 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 www.NorthernHills.cc 5061 E. 160th Ave., Dacono/Brighton Pastor Thomas The Fort Foursquare Church Sun. Worship 11:00 AM 217 4th St., Dacono, CO 80514 thefortchurch@yahoo.com Pastor David Findley

Frederick Living Water Northgate Thursday’s: Youth Group 7 pm Sun.’s: Bible College 8am Free Snacks at 9 am & Service 10am 303-668-1329 www.Livingwater.LA 7073 CO Blvd. (WCR 13) Frederick Pastor Steve Owings

L.I.F.E. Fellowship Sun. 9:15 a.m. 451 Oak St., Frederick (303)451-5433 www.lifefrederick.org Pastor Brady Thornton LifeBridge Tri-Towns Grow 9:00 a.m. Worship 10:00 a.m. NEW Frederick High School 5690 Tipple Parkway in Frederick. 303-776-2927 www.lbcc.org/tri-towns Pastor Drew Depler St. Theresa Catholic Church 502 Walnut Street, Frederick Mass: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 8:30am Saturday: 6:00pm Sun.: 10:30am and 12:30pm Espanol & 5:00pm Espanol (303) 833-2966 Fr. Hernan Florez, Pastor St. Dimitrie the New Orthodox Church Saturdays 6:00p Vespers, Bible Study Sun. 9:00a Matins;10:00a Divine Liturgy Sun. School 11:00a 6060 Puritan Lane, Frederick, CO 80516 303 460-7035; www.sfdimitrie.org Rev. Fr. Loan Bogdan Rocky Mountain Christian Church Frederick Campus Non-denominational Christian Sun. Worship 9 & 10:45 a.m. 5860 Majestic St (CR13 N. of Hwy 52), Frederick 303.652.2211 www.rmcc.org Lead Pastor Shan Moyers St. Brigit Episcopal Church Sun. Worship: 9:30am 110 Johnson St. Frederick 720-208-0280 www.stbrigit.org Pastor: Felicia SmithGraybeal Cowboy Christian Fellowship Wednesdays from 7-8 p.m.

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Good Friday Worship March 29 7:30 pm Easter Sunday 6:00 am Sunrise Worship 8:00 am Breakfast 8:30 am Easter Egg Hunt 9:30 am Worship

Rinn UMC 3783 Weld Cty Rd 20 Frederick Sue-Marie or Galen at 3- 661-0841. or e-mail gasue303@msn.com. Frederick Foursquare Spanish Church Sun. Services 10:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m. Wed. at 7:00 p.m. 720-933-7117 211 Dunmire St., Evanston, between Frederick and Firestone Pastor Laura Salazar Rinn United Methodist Church Worship 9:30a Sun. School 10:45a Cowboy Fellowship Weds. 7:00p 3783 WCR 20 & I-25 W., Frontage Rd. 303-776-1578 rinnumc@hotmail.com Rev. Barbara Johns-Schleicher Tri-Town Baptist Church Sun. School 9:00a Worship 10:00a & 5p Wed. King’s Kids 6:30 Bible Study 7:00 420 Johnson St. (Oak St.), Frederick 303-833-2826 www.tri-townbaptist.com Pastor Don Veazey Erie St. Luke Orthodox Church (Eastern Rite) 8:00 a.m. Orthros, 9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy, Sun. School 11:15 a.m. 303 665-4013 (www.stlukeorthodox.org) 722 Austin Ave. Erie CO 80516 Fr. David Mustian, Pastor Life Song Church of Erie Sun. School 9:15a Service 10:15a 303-828-1040 www.lifesongchurch.org 500 Briggs St., Erie St. Scholastica Catholic Church Liturgy: Tuesday 6:00pm Saturday 3:00pm ; Sun. 9:00am 303-828-4221 or 303-833-2966 Main & Wells in Erie, CO Fr. Hernan Florez, Administrator La Iglesia Bautista Messiahville le ofrece un servicio Cristiano en Espanol todos los Lunes alas 7:00 p.m. La direccion es 4700 County Road 6 en Erie Transportacion gratis llame 303-669-5180 Impact Rock Church (303) 835-4214 www.impactrock.com 470 Briggs St Erie, CO 80516

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BULLY PROOF YOUR CHILD 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 www.rejoicelutheran.net 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 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 Calvary Bible Church Sun. Worship 10:30 am Erie High School-3150 WCR 5-Erie Student Ministry for Middle & High School 303-442-3484 www.calvarybible.com Erie United Methodist Church 604 Holbrook St, Erie (across Town Hall) Sun. School 9:30a.m. (for all ages) Worship 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided 303-828-3906 Pastor Jim Calhoun Mead Abundant Life Church Sun. Service & Sun. School 10:00a 970-535-0311 4380 Hwy. 66 (.3 mile east of I-25 on south) revspeaks@earthlink.net Pastor Jim Coleman Guardian Angels Catholic Church 15179 WCR 7 in Mead Liturgy: Mon. 5:30 pm Sat. 5:30 pm Sun. 9:00 & 10:30 am 970-535-0721 www.garcc.org 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

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

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

St. Columba Orthodox Church Anglican/ Western Rite Sun. Matins 8:30a, Divine Liturgy 9:30a 726 N 119th at Highway 7, Lafayette 720-208-6281 www.stcolumbachurch.org Fr. Les Bundy, Pastor

Messiahville Baptist 4700 CR 6 (east of I-25) Sun. School 9:45a Service 11a 720-253-5783 NoahsBiblePark.com Pastor Corey Seulean Pastor Moore Longmont Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church Sun. Services 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. 640 Alpine St., Longmont, CO 80504 303-776-1789 www.coslongmont.org Calvary Chapel of Longmont Sun. Service @ 09:30am Thursday Worship & Prayer @ 07:00pm 1801 Sunset Place Suite D in Longmont 303-870-1861 Pastor: Michael Patrick Ft. Lupton Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church Sun. Worship 9:00 a.m. Sun. School & Bible Study 10:30 a.m. (303) 857-6827 www.mtcalvaryluth.org 650 S. Park Ave. Ft. Lupton Pastor Keith L. Besel Saint Andrews Episcopal Church Worship 8am Sun. 303-650-6170 204 Park Avenue Ft. Lupton Reverend Gary Sitton

Cairn Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Progressive, Open and Engaged Sunday Worship:10:00 a.m. Education Hour: 11:30 a.m. www.cairnchristianchurch.com www.facebook.com/cairnchristian.church 1700 Stonehenge Drive Lafayette, CO 80026 303-442-1861 (p); 303-442-6413 (f) Rev. Dr. Charisa Hunter-Crump CharisaHunterCrump@ CairnChristianChurch.com Misc Areas Seventh Day Baptist Church Sabbath (Saturday) Worship 9:45 am Sabbath School 11:30 am 303-541-9097 www.sdbboulder.org 6710 Arapahoe Rd. Boulder pastorsteveo@gmail.com Pastor Steve Osborn Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 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 If your church is in the Tri-Towns, Erie, or Mead—please e-mail information and we will be happy to list it here, free of charge, to ads@cvadz.com


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April 28, 1914 to Feb. 18, 2013

Lyle M. Whitehead was born April 28, 1914 to James G. Whitehead and Iona Fern Arnold Whitehead and entered into eternal rest on February 18, 2013 at Yuma Life Care. Lyle spent his early years on a farm northwest of Akron. He attended Akron grade school. Lyle drove trucks for most of his life. He worked for Resler Truck Line for several years. He finished his trucking career for Western Auto hauling cars for many years. He is proceeded in death by his father, mother,

two brothers and two sisters. Leaving to mourn his passing are several nieces and nephews. A Private Family Service is to be held at a later date.

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