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Not many businesses can say they “cover it all” but Firestone resident, Silverio Garcia can. And he’s been covering floors in and around the Carbon Valley and Mead areas for ten years. Over those ten years they have grown to include many specialty services including custom tile work and superior concrete surfaces that shine like marble. Aesthetic Flooring & Hard Surfaces was started in 2004 by Silverio Garcia and his wife. Silverio started his company as a way to help other flooring installers in the area find work. As a result of his kindness to help them, many of his original employees are still working with the company today! The office staff are veterans also. Aleana started with the company in 2007 and Terri started in 2009. Both of these women live close by and have been in flooring for over 10 years. Customers can expect stellar service from this highly trained, very knowledgeable expert staff. Aesthetic Flooring started as an installation company and over time grew to include floor covering products that are on display in the various, large show rooms. Aesthetic Flooring makes sure that the customers are matched up with a

By Kelly Fordyce Martindale From sea level to mountain tops, starting at Oceanside, California, and ending up in Durango, Colorado, Firestone resident Angel Berdiales, along with team member Carlos Bautista will, again, make the grueling bicycle trip, “Race Across the West.” Starting June 10, the two men will travel from the beach, across the desert, up mountains and down into valleys, covering 860 miles in 2 days and 20 hours or less or be disqualified. That’s 860 miles in under 68 hours. Brutal…that’s the only word that keeps coming to my mind. Along with the question, “Why?” Angel recounted his experience from last summer, at the 2013 Race Across the West (RAW). Angel and Carlos took part in the world renowned RAW which is the first portion of a much larger event, Race Across America. The back story is that Angel, a former professional cyclist from Peru, owns Shalom Bikes in Frederick. In fact, his business is celebrating the 11th Anniversary this year. He and Carlos love biking, live for biking (and their families). So RAW was a great fit for the men. Last year they were able to raise the minimum amount of money needed for registration (almost $3,000) and along with their crew (family members), one van and two bicycles, they headed to California. While they trained for the event and felt they were ready physically, they did not imagine what was to come emotionally. The professional, repeat teams in the race were well equipped with large crews, extra equipment, multiple vans and even RVs for the racers to rest, eat and shower. Angel and Carlos had none of that. “The race is a relay so while I rode, Carlos slept and while Carlos rode, I slept,” said Angel. I asked where they slept. “Curled up in a ball on the

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By Peggy Blewett I am excited to introduce you to John Jaquish, owner and Director of Tiny Tykes Childcare & Preschool, the newest daycare in the Carbon Valley area. This adventure started for John and his beautiful wife, Jen, in 2009. While John was working for a child care center in the Boulder area, he fell in love with teaching. Watching the young children and seeing their minds learn and grow and explore their world around them, fanned the flames of a passion within John to build his own home child care center. His first step for making his dream come true was going back to college and earning his Early Childhood Education Degree. He also started searching for a location for his business. This is how John and Jen and their 22-month-old daughter, Jersey, ended up in Firestone. They saw the need for good quality childcare, and they loved that they could start a business and raise their own family in a loving community. Tiny Tykes is licensed for twelve (12) full time children, from

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What’s On My Mind

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

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Secrets Kill I kept a secret once. Probably more than once but this one was the kind that resembled a deeply, hidden cancer cell—and the lies that were told because of it, fed it, and it grew to a proportion that, truth be told, surprised me that it wasn’t written all over my face. It sort of was though, as I gained weight from eating because I was stressed from trying to keep the secret hidden. And it grew. And I grew. And the lies grew. Secrets lead to a path of destruction. It’s a haphazard path, such as a tornado, taking out anything and anybody in its path, even those you strive to protect. Don’t fool yourself. Your secret is not yours alone. There is one who wants you to keep the secret because as long as you do, he has power over you. But not just you, he now has power over those you are trying to protect. Take for example this newly married couple. Their marriage has come with a hidden secret. One the wife is keeping because she knows for sure her beloved would kick her to the gutter should he find out. That secret is sexual abuse from her own father. So she pushes the memories deep down and plunges into her “new life.” And everything goes wonderfully, until she gives birth to a baby girl. Now the secret rears its ugly head and is a distorted, vile creature that has evolved into a different fear. Fear for her daughter. This wife, this mommy now puts all her energy into protecting her baby girl from her daddy. But this new daddy is not a monster and does not understand the wall his bride is putting up between him and his child, his family…that will eventually include three more children. All the mommy understands is that she must fight to protect her children. And she does fight, tooth and nail, at any occasion, out of fear of what might happen to her babies. The fighting escalates to situations including airborne objects, screaming profanities and threats, vehicular chases, and even guns…as the children watch. Eventually the marriage disintegrates, thankfully before anybody is killed. But now the children grow up and move into their relationships, with their own

secrets and fears. And the horrible creature of the secret has evolved and apparently split into multiple beasts as EACH child carries a piece of the Hell into their own futures. Now, years later, these children have children and now they have grandchildren as well…all reaping the brutal effects of one woman’s secret. Five generations controlled by the secret of sexual abuse. How far back does it really go? That is unknown but what has been shown is the bride’s beloved was never a molester but he could have been a protector had she shared “the secret.” Do you have a deeply, hidden secret that you know is killing you from the inside out, and perhaps killing those around you? The secret can be small or large, about stealing or abortion, confusion about your sexuality or lying to get a job, having an affair or deceit to win their heart…just remember, secrets demand obedience. Secrets demand your obedience. Do this! Or the secret gets out. Say that! Or the secret gets out. Secrets…destroy…slowly…truth… relationships…lives….That’s the way of a secret. Do you want to know how I escaped the imprisonment that my secret caused? Eventually, I told the truth. It took two years to gather the courage and the knowledge that telling the truth was the right way, the only way to achieve freedom. I knew it was time to stop the madness. It was time to live life fully, openly and freely. I wanted freedom more than I wanted to protect my shame. I had lost my honor and my reputation. What else was there to lose? I trusted these words, “And the Truth shall set you free.” And it did. There were repercussions, and many times, I wondered, what did I do? But every consequence thus far has been worth it. I’m still picking up the pieces but the after effects are nothing compared to what it could have become should I have chosen to keep my secret. It’s time for spring cleaning. Start by cleaning out your conscience and reveal the secrets that keep you living in a cold, dead world. You are not alone. Ask Jesus for help and He promises to deliver you to freedom. Luke 8:17, “For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither anything hid, that shall not be known and come abroad.” John 8:32 “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”





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Bits & Pieces of Carbon Valley lllley The Brew & Déjà lu Books

The Brew and Déjà lu Books thanks all of their customers and supporters for helping them win The Carbon Valley Chamber’s 2013 People’s Choice Award. This inaugural award was presented to them at The Chamber’s annual dinner on February 8. They are continually striving to do new and varied things for their customers. They are now serving beer, wine and select cocktails. The Brew is the perfect spot to meet with family, friends or colleagues for a delicious latte, tea or drink. There's something special for everyone. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner from their extensive menu including their signature made-to-order sweet and savory crêpes. Their other food offerings include entrée salads, soup of the day and bagel sandwiches. Watch them make your crêpe at their new dual crêpe station. Pair a savory crêpe or dessert crêpe with a glass of wine. Facility rental and on-site catering for showers, birthdays, and corporate events are also available. Any time of day, it's a perfect time to see you at The Brew! The Brew is located next to Dairy Queen in Firestone at 8350 Colorado Blvd and their number is 303.833.3766.

Food Bank Truck at Rec's Gymnastics Center

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

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The Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District will hold an election on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. At that time one director from Ward one (1) will be elected to serve a two-year term, and two directors, one each representing Wards two (2), and three (3), will be elected to serve four-year terms. To qualify to serve on the Board of Directors you must be registered to vote in the State of Colorado, within the ward boundaries, and have been a resident of the District for not less than twenty-two (22) days or own taxable real or personal property (or be the spouse or civil union partner of someone who owns taxable real or personal property) within the District or a person who is obligated to pay taxes under a contract to purchase taxable property within the District. Self-Nomination and Acceptance forms, which must be filed with the Designated Election Official no later than Friday, February 28, 2014, and can be found at The Board holds regular meetings on the 2nd Monday of every month at 7 p.m. The meetings are held at FrederickFirestone Fire Protection District Business and Education Center, 8426 Kosmerl Place, Frederick, Colorado. Special meetings may be held as often as the needs of the District requires. This position requires a person who is committed to working for the community and who is willing to spend their time and energy to make the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District a community where government works. If you are interested in supporting the community by serving on the Board of Directors, or are interested in learning more about the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District and the services we provide, please contact the Fire District during regular business hours at 303-833-2742 or visit www.

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

Summer Kisses Tanning

Summer Kisses Tanning, formerly All About Tans, is under new ownership. Stephanie Newbury recently purchased the tanning studio in Dacono, located at 500 8th Street, upstairs. Prom is coming so there is still time to kiss your skin with the blush of a tan! They have tanning beds as well as spray tans. Stop in for tanning or call 303.833.9137 for more information. You can find them on Summerkissestanning.

See Bits & Pieces—pg. 15

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Letter to the Editor:

Dear Firestone Residents, This is a letter of apology to you. I am from the Historical Firestone Advisory Committee. Last election we as a group campaigned for 2C and 2D which was to fund projects in the historic part of Firestone and the new part of town. Because of your vote, 2C and 2D passed, for which we thank you. Unfortunately the Powers That Be have exercised their control and have directed the funds we campaigned for in another direction. Once again Historic Firestone is being pushed to the bottom of the list. Once again our government is not listening to what the voters want. It’s time we let the Powers know we won’t stand for being treated like second class citizens. Don’t let the Powers redirect the 2C and 2D funds that were promised for our streets and completion of Firestone Boulevard with sidewalks, gutters and lights. Leo Martinez, Firestone, Colorado



Letter to the Editor:


Firestone Concerned Citizen: Opinion Piece

With passage of Ballots 2C and 2D in the past November election, Town of Firestone taxes have been increased and Firestone debt increased to finance key infrastructure, including but not limited to: Widening Grant Avenue to Hart Park, Reconstruction of streets in Historic Firestone, Improvements to McClure Avenue and Locust Street – all aimed at improving driver and pedestrian safety. Mayor Chad Auer and members from the Firestone Board of Trustees recently revealed a budget to address those projects against which voters had passed Ballots 2C and 2D. And yet – conspicuously absent are…any of those projects for Historic Firestone! When questioned about these omissions, representatives of the town responded with very ambiguous answers, such as: It’s in Phase 2 (date unknown); or It’s in exploration. Yet other responses have been that the City Engineer and City Planner make those decisions, and the Trustees have no influence. Regardless, the net of responses remains: Investment in Historic Firestone does not appear a priority to the current board of Trustees and administration. That said, and with elections for a new Mayor just around the corner – I invite each of the Mayoral candidates to publish what are their plans and priorities for investment in Old Town or Historic Firestone relative to monies collected and debts incurred pursuant commitments to those projects called out in the voting materials of Ballots 2C and 2D. And finally, I invite each of the Mayoral candidates to respond to the following questions: 1. When you noted that none of the Old Town or Historic Firestone projects were listed in the plans submitted by the Town Planner and Town Engineer – did you raise objections? 2. Do you believe that the roles of Town Planner and Town Engineer would better serve citizens of Firestone if individuals filling those roles resided in Firestone…or for that matter…in Weld County? 3. If elected as Mayor of Firestone, what would you do differently to ensure that all of the town is represented – not just some Northern components of the town? David Claypool, registered voter

Reelect Trustee Bobbie Sindelar and Trustee Jennifer Weinberger

Firestone Neighbors, In less than a month, ballots will be delivered to our homes to cast votes for a new Mayor and three Trustees for the Firestone Town Board. Firestone is fortunate to have a number of individuals who have shown interest in running for office. Among those running for the job of Trustee are two ladies with whom I have had the pleasure of serving the Firestone community for the last 4 years, Trustee Bobbi Sindelar and Trustee Jennifer Weinberger. Historically the board has had a good balance of residents from across the entire town as well as a variety of ages and a good mix of dedicated men and women. The advantage of this diversity allows for a wide range of backgrounds, beliefs, and experiences. Trustee Sindelar and Trustee Weinberger have proven their value to the Firestone community and I have the greatest respect and appreciation for both of their points of view. I admire their ability to balance family life including raising young children and community involvement. For the last four years Bobbie and Jennifer are always prepared for our discussions, weigh there votes on all available facts, always respect the opinions of others, and know and follow the policies and procedures of the town. They have proven their value to our community time and time again over the years. If you haven’t had a chance to meet with Bobbie or Jen I encourage you to do so. They both have a deep passion for our Firestone community’s future. I strongly encourage you to re-elect Trustee Bobbie Sindelar and Trustee Jennifer Weinberger to a second term. Keeping a balanced and time proven board working together will allow us to keep our community moving forward. Respectfully, Paul Sorensen, Mayor Pro-tem, Town of Firestone

Friends & Neighbors, One of the most important things you will do in 2014 is cast your vote for candidates vying to serve in local leadership roles. Firestone is extremely lucky because we have a number of individuals who have stepped forward to run for elected office. Among those running for the job of Mayor is a gentleman with whom I have served for 6 years, Mayor Pro-Tem Paul Sorensen. From my perspective as Mayor, two words accurately describe Paul’s service - trustworthy and genuine. Mr. Sorensen has been a trustworthy member of the board. He has approached issues (from the most mundane to the most controversial) with a level head and an open mind. He investigates the data, weighs the legal merits and makes decisions based on sound judgement not political whim. He has experience facilitating the policy making process and he understands the importance of staying within the law. As Mayor Pro-Tem, Paul has proven to be a trusted partner in moving Firestone forward. As we all know, Paul genuinely cares about Firestone. He has spent many hours donating his time and effort to a number of meaningful community projects. He has done this long before he ran for office or threw his hat in the ring for Mayor. His genuine concern for Firestone and the people who live in the community comes from his heart, not his political ambitions. Please take a few moments to meet Paul and consider joining me in supporting him as he seeks to serve as Firestone’s next Mayor. Respectfully, Chad Auer

Letter to the Editor:

The letter by Tina Martinez in the CVCR, inspired me to write my thoughts on the upcoming elections and what the future will bring for Historic Old Town Firestone. Perhaps my letter will inspire the citizens of 'Old Town" to become involved, attend the meetings, and then vote April 1st. for 'Old Town' interests. My wife Jan and I have lived in Old Town Firestone for over 36 years. When we first moved here Firestone had dirt/mud streets. The town's citizens voted to pave the streets and every residence paid $12 dollars a month for 10 years to pay for it. City Hall was a beehive of activity then, as citizens paid their street bill, water bill, taxes, visited the Police Department and attended town board meetings there. Time passed and the town grew. A new City Hall was voted on and built on Grant Street. Being young and naive I continued to go to town board meetings whenever I could as I found small town politics interesting. Time caught up with Firestone and growth exploded in this area and before long there were six or more stoplights before getting to I-25. Then housing developments and businesses began springing up like dandelions mostly north of Grant St./Old Town. The government of Firestone soon became 'Northern' orientated while ignoring Old Town. I attended town meetings where improvements in 'Old Town' was discussed and agreed upon, but these improvements such as: Onorato Park, and alley pavement (incomplete), new street signs and street lights were promised but are not even mentioned in future plans. Despite this past history of being ignored by the town's government I lobbied hard to pass the Tax Issues 2C-2D. The voters in ‘Old Town’ voted down the initiative in 2012 but helped pass the 2013 vote on the tax Issues. Citizens were led to believe that 'Old Town' would benefit from the taxes, with new streets, new sewer lines, maybe new street signs and lights. But I see that I was 'foiled' again and 'Old Town' has been pushed to the back of the project list. We are now are being told that maybe something can be done in perhaps 2 to 3 or more years. 'Old Town' streets need to be done as soon as Firestone Avenue is complete. We cannot wait much longer. If the trustees and mayor will look south of Grant Street they will be reminded of the damage the flood done to this area, e.g. McClure Avenue. I will be attending the Historic Old Town Advisory Committee meeting on Tuesday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Carbon Valley Library in the Computer Lab and the Mayoral Forum on Tuesday, March 18th at 6:30 p.m. also at the Library. I encourage all the citizens of Historic Old Town to join me in discussing what actions need to be taken to convince the town government that we want our voices heard and to give us just a little respect. Alexander Cruz, Firestone, Co.

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

zz This will be my last update as my final day as mayor will be April 1, 2014. Town staff will Chad Auer give you the April update and then the new mayor will pick it up in May. Therefore, please allow me to share a few remarks as I am 'saddling up and getting ready to ride off into the sunset'. zz First, serving as mayor has been one of the greatest honors of my life. Thank you for allowing me to lead, learn and participate in our republic in this way for the last six years.

zz A special thank you to my wife Megan and my kids (Zach, Sophie and Ben) for supporting me along the way. Thank you for allowing me to spend time at meetings/events and for walking in parades. Thank you for enduring life in a 'glass house'. zz I would also like to thank all of the staff members at Town Hall. Your passion and dedication to Firestone has been amazing. You have pushed the level of professionalism in Town Hall to an all-time high and I am proud to have served with you. zz Wes LaVanchy deserves the highest medal of endurance and patience for all his work keeping me between the lines (and for pulling me out of the ditch on occasion). Wes, your professionalism and strength of character has been a huge blessing to my leadership. I cannot thank you enough. zz Thank you to all who took me up on the offer for 'coffee with the mayor' - it was an honor to visit with you and hear your ideas for our community. After April 1st, I am still available for coffee - just email me at zz I would also like to thank my fellow board members, commissioners and committee members for serving the town. You,

not the critics on the sidelines, who are the true heroes of our republic. zz Together, we have accomplished a lot of great things! We have defended our community by standing up to regional bullies. We have strengthened our community by investing in infrastructure and attending numerous community events. We have protected our community by supporting our Police and Fire departments. We have been good stewards of our resources through fiscally conservative policies. We have repaired our regional relationships by engaging in thoughtful, candid and genuine conversations with our neighbors. Firestone is a thriving community because we champion everything that is good about America. Congratulations Firestone! zz I am taking with me a journal full of memories that I will cherish for the rest of my life. It has been a tremendous honor to serve you. Your neighbor, Chad. zz PS Don't forget to check the town website for all the latest information on road construction, board agendas and community events.

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z Planning Staff – City of Aurora – 8 years z Planning Staff – City of Lakewood – 4 years z Land Use Administrator – Jefferson County – 4 years  Budget Management  Project Manager  Coordination of joint land use planning efforts between Jefferson County and eleven incorporated cities within the County  Identification and development of regulations for hazard and resource areas designated in HB 1041 (State Land Use Bill) z Jefferson County Open Space Advisory Commission – 2 years z Co-owner of Promotional Resource Group – 15 years

z Arvada’s Westwoods Ranch H.O.A. Board – 2 years z Frederick Planning Commission since 2006  Vice-Chairman 5 years z Frederick Miners Day Committee – 1 year z Frederick Home Rule Committee – 1 year z Publicity Chairman – Interfaith Quilters of Longmont 7 years z Volunteer – Frederick Police Department 7 years z Frederick Historical Preservation Committee – 6 months (to present) z Recording Secretary – Senior Advisory Committee – Frederick Rec. District-1 year




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In last month’s Consumer Report, I announced my candidacy for mayor and listed some areas of past accomplishment. This month I look ahead at a few important areas I would focus on as your mayor. Collaborative Policy – I would consider this to be the most important role for the mayor, to ensure that town interests are met with well-defined policy through constructive collaboration with the board, commissions, committees, staff, residents and other entities. I want to ensure policy not represent the interest of any one person or party, but rather the best efforts of all those involved. I would encourage candid discussion and thorough process to accomplish that. Ideally, my role as mayor would be transparent to good policy. Smart Growth – Much of Firestone’s current success is due to visionary planning that has occurred in the past. This success will remain if the town continues to look and plan ahead. I would encourage growth that balances housing, commerce and employment that respects the small town atmosphere that was recognized by Money

Bobbi Sindelar Champion for Firestone Asks for Your Vote

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

Town of Frederick Will Hold Mail Ballot Election

Candidate Forum to take place March 24th The Town of Frederick Board of Trustees voted last night to approve a mail ballot election for the three open Board of Trustee positions on April 1, 2014. Ballots will be mailed March 10-15.

magazine. I would also encourage continued relationships with private enterprises to open up opportunities that might not otherwise exist, but agreements should be preserve the town interests and financial well-being. I would like to see the town identify and target a particular industry or employer that is looking to partner with the Firestone community. Long-term planning of infrastructure, services and utilities are incredibly important to meet town needs as well as consideration of enhanced technologies like fiber optics. Financial Responsibility – Firestone has a long history of sound fiscal policy. I would like to ensure that continues by approaching our finances like a responsible household. I think it is important that the town live within its means, establish substantial reserves for large purchases and emergencies, and carefully consider additional financial commitments. It is also important to consider the life cycle costs of town assets and ensure that these assets can be sustained. One initiative that could help the town better manage its finances is in the area of home rule. By taking on this added responsibility, the town would be better able to manage its finances without coordination of an overloaded state agency. Election Day is just around the corner and I ask for your vote. Please attend upcoming forums or send your questions to Matt Holcomb • Chair /Vice Chairwoman of the Planning Commission • Chairwoman of the Board of Adjustments • Chairwoman of the Parks, Trails and Recreation Advisory Board • Board representative of the Cultural Committee Sindelar has a bachelor’s degree from Mesa University and has worked in financial planning and investments. Currently she is self employed and a USTA recreational tennis instructor. Sindelar, her husband Mike and four children make avid use of the wonderful Firestone amenities including parks, tax free grocery shopping, schools and more. They appreciate the excellent quality of life we are blessed with by being Firestone residence. Sindelar has been honored to serve on the Board of Trustees over the last four years with an outstanding group of dedicated people. She would like ask for your vote in this Aprils election so she can help keep Firestone moving in a positive direction. Bobbi's focus is on promoting sensible economic development, attracting sit down restaurants and other valuable services, improving our parks & roads while maintaining our unique small town charm. The best is yet to come for Firestone!

New Colorado residents, or residents who have change their address within the state are encouraged to register to vote or change their address at www. Voter registration is also available at Frederick’s Town Hall (401 Locust St.), the Weld County Clerk’s office, any motor vehicle office or drivers’ license office within Colorado. Questions about voter registration can be directed to Frederick Town Clerk, Meghan Martinez at 720.382.5500 or The Carbon Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Frederick Business Association will be cohosting a candidate forum on Monday March 24th 6:008:00 p.m. at the Carbon Valley Recreation Center (701 5th St.) in the Miner’s Room. Residents are encouraged to come and hear from the candidates running in this year’s election.

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Election Candidates ... VOTE by April 1 JAMES VIGESAA RE-ELECT JAMES VIGESAA RE-ELECT (Vig-e-saa rhymes with chainsaw) (Vig-e-saa rhymes with chainsaw)

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I would like to thank the members for the opportunity to have served you as your East District Director of our member owned cooperative, United Power. In my second term I will continue: The past three years have been great for United Power. With our commitment  Our progressive green/ to economically sensible LOCAL green/alternative energy we have brought on to our alternative energy efforts; system: the 3 Megawatt (MW) “Trash to Gas” station at the Erie Landfill; the 2 MW  Our cost effectiveness on rates; Hanger 160 Solar Panel Field near Todd Creek; and the 3 MW BluBox waste gas  Increased refunds of Capital Credits; capture turbine generation system located throughout our Weld County service area in  The safety and reliability of our addition to continuing our 1 MW small rooftop solar and Sol Partners Community Solar power distribution system Farm programs. In 2014 we plan to bring on line even more green/alternative energy  To focus on the interests most projects. United Power is recognized as the leader of all Colorado REA Cooperatives important to YOU in green/alternative energy implementation. United Power is a strong team of our 11 Member Board Of Directors, our CEO/Senior Management staff and the Accomplishments: over 260 great employees who make it happen. With all of our team members commitment to cost effectiveness, we  LOCAL green/alternative energy;  3 Megawatt (MW) “Trash to Gas” station at the Erie Landfill; have managed no rate increase for most members this year and for the third year in a row have refunded $3.5 Million in Capital Credits back to the members and have budgeted an increase in Capital Credit refunds for 2014 to $4 Million.  2 MW Hanger 160 Solar Panel Field near Todd Creek; Looking ahead, I ask for your vote and the opportunity for a second term to continue to serve you on the board to  3 MW BluBox waste gas capture turbine generation system continue our progressive green/alternative energy efforts, our cost effectiveness on rates, increased refund of Capital located throughout our Weld County service area;  Our 1 MW small rooftop solar and Sol Partners Community Credits, the safety and reliability of our power distribution system and most importantly, the focus on the best interests of YOU, the member owners of our cooperative. Solar Farm programs. For more information, Please visit my website and feel free to contact me at any time with questions, concerns, or comments rate increases for most members Web www.jamesvigesaa. refunds of $3.5 Million in Capital Credits com; Phone 303-912-9932; E-mail increases in Capital Credit refunds for 2014 to $4 Million

What I Foresee For Firestone: George Heath for Mayor

Carbon Valley Library, community Parks, or fishing Milavek Lake. All of this is possible, but only if projects begun are completed. Now is the time to think BIG. Status quo is no grow. CHALLENGES: WATER is the most urgent challenge. If our community grows to 20,000 by 2020 we need to address water issues now. Having enough water is not the problem, storage is. There is one dam and one reservoir currently planned. EDUCATION is also a challenge. SVVSD is proposing new wings for Frederick High School and 2 new elementary schools in 2019-2020 to meet the growth expected in our communities. The CDC program needs to be more accessible to our students. TRANSPORTATION needs to be addressed all along the I-25 corridor as well as locally. Our citizens drive an average of 25.4 miles to work each day. EMPLOYMENT opportunities are needed right here for our citizens. We also need to continue making family life in Firestone affordable and sustainable. SENIOR HOUSING is needed in Firestone. In addition to attracting developers, I am proposing the development of a Staying In Place (SIP) program which will give Seniors the option of staying in their home with assistance. NEW BUSINESSES are necessary for sustainability. Offering incentives and engaging in conversations with them will allow us to share what Firestone has to offer. RENEWAL of 1st Street is a way of bringing

more visitors, shoppers and entrepreneurs to our area. The list is long. The needs and challenges are many. Working together we can accomplish much. I’m anxious and qualified to turn these challenges into opportunities. I need the vote of every fair minded citizen in Firestone if we are to make our dreams a reality. On April 1, 2014 I’m asking you to vote for me, George E. Heath to be YOUR mayor, The People’s Mayor. Together we can turn visions into reality, capture the future and make history. George E Heath, Firestone, CO, 303-833-9908

Town of Firestone to Host Mail Ballot Election

The Town of Firestone Board of Trustees voted at its Feb. 26, 2014, meeting to approve a mail ballot election on April 1, 2014. This election includes three open seats for trustees and the mayor seat.

Ballots will be mailed between March 10 and 15. Colorado residents are encouraged to register to vote or update their address online at Residents may also register in person at Firestone Town Hall, 151 Grant Ave.; the Weld County Election Office, 1401 N. 17th Ave. in Greeley; the southwest Weld County Office, 4209 County Road 24 ½ in Longmont; or any designated voter service and polling location.

Interested candidates should make a public announcement stating their intent to run for a Board of Trustees position. The last day to circulate a nomination petition is Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at 5 p.m. For more information about the upcoming Firestone election, please contact Town Clerk Carissa Medina by calling 303-531-6264 or email

Donna is a Colorado native, having grown up in East Denver and Aurora, moving to Lakewood and Arvada and, following her retirement in 1995, nine years Sun Lakes, AZ, before returning to Colorado and settling in Frederick. She is happily nested near her family and is very active in her community. Donna and her husband, John, together are the proud parents of seven children, fifteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Donna’s work experience extends far back to her roots in Aurora, where she served on the planning staff of the City of Aurora for eight years. She transferred to the City of Lakewood upon it’s incorporation in 1970 and served on the planning staff there for four years. Her keen experience and notable ability to work with citizens, land owners, developers engineers, and attorneys culminated in an opportunity to serve as Land Use Administrator for Jefferson County upon passage of the State Land Use Bill, known as House Bill 1041. She served in this capacity for four years. She was the first and, at the time, only Land Use Administrator who was able to work jointly between the County and its’ eleven cities to obtain financial grants, develop regulations for State mandated hazard areas (floodplains, geologic and wildfire

hazards, etc.) and identification of resource areas (historical, wildlife areas, etc.) Donna served for one year during this time on the Jefferson County Open Space Advisory Commission. Donna and her husband owned and operated Promotional Resource Group in Denver for fifteen years prior to their retirement in 1995. Prior to leaving Colorado, she served for two years on the H.O.A. for the Westwoods Ranch subdivision in Arvada, CO. Upon returning to Colorado from Arizona, she applied and received an appointment to the Frederick Planning Commission, on which she has served for eight years. Her devotion to the Town of Frederick is evident through her work on the 1996 Miner’s Day celebration, the Home Rule Commission, the Frederick Historic Preservation Committee. She and her husband have both served as volunteers for the Frederick Police Department for seven years. During this time, she has also served as publicity chairman for Interfaith Quilters annual show and sale, which benefits the O.U.R. Center and the Safe Shelter of the St. Vrain Valley. This past year, she was recording secretary for the Senior Advisory Committee at the Carbon Valley Recreation Center. Donna obviously is deeply involved with many activities in Frederick and sees the potential for the Town of Frederick to become an integral part of the long range growth for

southern Weld County. “Frederick is such an exciting mix of long time traditions, wonderful older citizens and enthusiastic newcomers.” She is devoted and truly loves this little Town of Frederick. E c o n o m i c Development is high on her list of priorities for the town. Sensible land use policies, integration of communities, provision of useable open space, active playgrounds and sports facilities follow closely. There are too many pieces to the puzzle to elaborate. She realizes that Frederick is on the cusp of tremendous expansion along the northern front range and is excited to do her part to make Frederick a real inspiration in that expansion. Her background, experience and many years of service to the community provide sincere motivation to becoming a member of the Board of Trustees in Frederick.

As a candidate for Mayor of Firestone I want to share with you my vision for our community. I am a mover and a shaker, so what I foresee can be broken down into 3 C’s: COOPERATION: We need to work cooperatively with our neighbors to the west, north and south. What is good for Firestone is also good for our neighbors. We can maintain our individuality while working on projects with our neighboring communities. By joining hands and minds together as one we can enhance the common good for all. COMPLETION: Recently a resident asked, “Why do we always start a project and not complete it”? One of my goals as mayor is to see Firestone Boulevard completed with sidewalks, curbs and gutters plus a median lined with trees, retail businesses and restaurants all the way from I-25 to Colorado Boulevard. Imagine a major hotel and conference center situated on the lake located across from Home Depot on Firestone Boulevard. Envision lights and paved parking lots at Sportsman’s Park, citizens walking or riding their bikes from Firestone and surrounding communities to

Donna Hudziak for Trustee

Introducing John Damsma, candidate for Trustee, Town of Firestone. April 1, 2014, registered voters in the Town of Firestone will elect three individuals to represent them as Trustees. I am a worthy candidate - ready, willing and able to give of my time and energy to help Firestone move forward. I have been active in Firestone’s Stoneridge community for five years and I currently serve the residents as president of the Stoneridge HOA. Just as Stoneridge is part of the

Firestone community, Firestone is part of the Carbon Valley community and that fact demands that our town’s leadership consider not only Firestone’s best interest, but also consider the “big picture” when making decisions. I will serve you with that vision. Some challenging issues for Firestone are : + Recreation Facilities which are within Firestone + Senior housing options + Commercial Retail Stores/Employment + Restaurants + Old Town improvements Your vote to allow me, John Damsma, to represent you as Trustee is respectfully asked for and appreciated. I will listen to your concerns and together we will continue to move Firestone in a positive direction.

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On April 1st 2014 the next Firestone Town Board of Trustees will be elected. I have served the Firestone community for the last 6 years as a Trustee and Mayor Pro-tem for the last 4 years. During this time the Town of Firestone has experienced phenomenal residential and commercial growth as apparent in being identified as the fastest growing community in Colorado in the 2010 U.S. census and Money Magazine’s “Best Places to Live - 2013” recognition. Over the last 6 years I have enjoyed my involvement within the entire Carbon Valley area. I was there with my family volunteering at Movies in the Park, the Fourth at Firestone, Santa Cops, Holiday Festival, Annual Town Cleanup Day, 2013 flood cleanup and many more. I am a current board member on the Ed and Ruth Lehman YMCA of Longmont Board of Directors, Carbon Valley Rotarian, former Chair (4 years) and current Board appointee to the Firestone Parks Trails and Recreation Advisory Board, current appointed Board Member to the North I-25 corridor coalition, founding member of the Carbon Valley Special Olympics Chapter, and involved in a wide variety of community outreach programs. Yes, I am extremely busy, engaged, involved and have demonstrated a long term commitment to our community and in addition I have an established reputation with local government representatives. I am honored to have endorsements from Firestone Mayor Chad Auer, Colorado Representative Lori Saine, Weld County Commissioner Barbara Kirkmeyer, Longmont Councilman Gabe Santos, former Firestone Trustee Butch Walb, Firestone Planning and Zoning Commissioners Jeff Jurgina and Steve Schernecke, and support from many of your neighbors. I have enjoyed dedicating the last 6 years serving the Firestone community and look forward to serving as the next Mayor of our growing Firestone community. Paul Sorensen, Mayor Pro-tem,


My name is Fred L. Skates and I reside at 8006 Raspberry Drive in Frederick. I have served on the Board of Trustee’s since 2010 and would like to continue serving the residents of Frederick. I have enjoyed my time as a Town Trustee and feel that I have made a difference in some decisions that are of interest to all Frederick residents. It has been a pleasure to serve the residents of Frederick. Many of our neighbors in Firestone and Dacono have also received benefits from many of the activities and programs that Frederick has made possible. You deserve to be represented by someone who has your interests at heart and will listen to your thoughts and will attempt to respond to your needs. The Town Of Frederick will be doing a mail-in vote as well as a polling place this year, so when you go to the voting place, or mail in your ballot, please vote responsibly and remember---A VOTE FOR FRED IS A VOTE FOR FREDERICK

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Ladies Of Firestone: You Are Invited To A Gathering Of Wise Women

At DeJa Lu Brew and Books at 8350 Colorado Boulevard on Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 1:30 p.m. Betty Heath Is Hosting A “Spill The Beans Party.” Come in and grab a cup of coffee as your head to the back room where Betty will ‘spill the beans’ about her husband, George. It’s guaranteed to be full of fun, laughter music and a Drawing. Find out everything you’ve always wanted to know bout George Heath, but were afraid to ask!

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I have been a resident of Firestone for 12 years and work from home as a Data Manager for an HIV/ AIDS education program through UC Denver Medical School. I live here with my husband Nathen, and two daughters Millicent and Bronwyn. Our family has seen the town grow and change dramatically in the past 12 years. When we moved to Firestone, there were a little over 4,000 residents. Now there are close to 11,000. We are one of the fastest growing towns in the country, and I have seen the new challenges that come with that growth. I was born in Cape Town, South Africa where I earned a post-graduate degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Stellenbosch. In 2000 I immigrated to the US and became a US citizen as soon as I could, because I care about my new home. In 2012 the Secretary of State challenged my right to vote. I am a citizen and have legally voted in previous elections. Being treated differently than other citizens spurred me to get more involved in issues that affect my community. Most important are the local decisions made by the town officials that impact our daily lives. I want to be a trustee in order to represent the residents of Firestone. I will help guide the discussions to make decisions in a responsible manner. Decisions need to make sense for the entire town, not just small sections of it. We need to rejuvenate Historic Firestone, complete half-finished projects, and attract a greater variety of business to the area. We have a prime location for many industries and we need to get the word out that Firestone is the place for them to be - a great community with a strong and growing workforce. I am asking for your vote to the Firestone Board of Trustees. Firestone is our town. Let’s make it even better for all of us.

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The society norm tells us that asking for help is a sign of weakness or failure. I disagree, asking for help isn't a sign of weakness, but a confidence in yourself knowing that you want to take the next step. It's a vulnerability, and it gives someone else the opportunity to be a blessing to you. When it comes to your health and fitness goals, don't be afraid to ask for fitness and nutritional help from a qualified, experienced, Certified Personal Trainer. You're asking for directions or a blueprint that will save you a lot of frustration, time, and money. ost people don't have the fitness knowledge or the consistent motivation to do it on their own and that is ok. All you need to do is admit that you need some help in this area and contact me to join one of my fitness groups or get personal training that will give you the blueprint you need, plus accountability and motivation. If exercise consistency and intensity is something you struggle

with, you need to find a workout partner. A few of my closest friends attend my fitness groups 2-3 times per week and they challenge me to work harder and get stronger. They help push me and I help push them, we keep each other motivated and on track. When you come to my fitness group, you matter, and you enter a place of FUN and support. If you miss a time, someone will notice and ask if you're ok. If you don't have a workout place of fun and support in your life, don't just wish something will change, go and seek it out. You can attend one of my fitness group session for free to come experience what all the buzz is about. My fitness groups are for women (and teens) only and we meet on Tuesday evenings at 7pm in Frederick, Monday and Fridays at 8:30am in Niwot, and Monday and Wednesdays at 4pm in Niwot. I've been asked to start a 6th group which may start soon, so I'll keep you posted. You may have questions swirling in your head like....what will happen if I'm the worst one there? will everyone think I am weird? or weak? what if I can't lift a lot or move like that? and so worries. No one is going to judge you and we all have been there. We all have to start somewhere and know that all fitness levels are welcome. Several years ago I was at home as a mom with my two little ones and before I became a personal trainer, I couldn't even do a push-up, so I know exactly how you may be feeling. Where do you start you might ask? Start by finding the courage to ask for help and I'll meet you right where you are. Push past the doubt and discomfort and you will achieve transformation and success you never thought possible. I look forward to working with you in one of my fitness group classes or through personal training sessions one-on-one or in a small group. Contact Tracy Rewerts, NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Women's Fitness Specialist at or 303-828-2856.

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Are you one of those travelers who want to be guided through a destination, take that backpack and local transportation or something in between? Any of these types of travel or tours are offered all over the world. There are actually three options to see a destination, escorted, guided and independent. I will address the independent tour first. This is the type of tour that is generally planned and researched. You really don’t want to just arrive at a destination and then plan your time. Having at least a general idea of what you’d like to accomplish on this vacation is important. This could mean having the hotel and transportation pre-planned and confirmed and possibly a city tour. A city tour offers you a chance to see what’s to see and possibly return to later in your trip. The hosted tour is similar to the independent tour but gives you the benefit of a local “host” who can help with suggestions of things to do or see. They may also be providing a city or local tour. Generally you’re still on your own for a majority of the time. The escorted tour has evolved over the

years and is not your grandmother’s tour. It used to be the “If it’s Tuesday, it must be Belgium” mentality. You would be on a bus for hours and just seeing sites from your seat. Nowadays, most escorted tours allow for plenty of time to explore on your own and experience the local scene. Many escorted tours today spend 2 nights in a location that help provide a more in depth experience in that area. Some escorted tours offer smaller groups of 8-12 or as many as 40. The smaller groups offer more special itineraries or locations that may be off the beaten path. The larger groups offer you the opportunity to meet lot’s of new friends from all over and see the sites you’ve always wanted to visit. Whichever way you choose to travel, there are tours out there to fit your needs, show value and check off some of your bucket list. Contact Judy Bakanec at Going Places Travel at 303-4859930 or judy@

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Georgia Boys BBQ: The Smokehouse

By Kelly Fordyce Martindale How can you be a successful BBQ restaurant if you run out of meat? By providing a tasty, quality product, that’s how! Georgia Boys BBQ opened a month ago in Frederick, on 5th Street, in what was D’Agostino’s Mugg N Pye. After extensive renovation and adding new kitchen equipment, Georgia Boys BBQ is selling out of more than 500 pounds of meat a day…that’s not a negative, that, quite frankly my dear, it VERY positive. And that’s the taste of success. Every new business goes through growing pains and Georgia Boys BBQ is no different. They order additional meat with each delivery and then they sell out because their food is great! They are also adjusting servers to accommodate the influx of so many new and returning customers. Every day, 5th Street parking is full from Main to Oak and around the corners on Elm Street and Main Street. What’s the big fuss? Fresh smoked ribs, turkey, brisket, sausages, chicken, and even shrimp the day we were there. Plus, the environment is quite appealing. They’ve renovated the main dining room to include eight (8) large screen TVs. They have a very cool bar with 15 beers on tap and several specialty Georgia cocktails. They have homemade everything! And to my delight, much of it is gluten free. When you walk in at the main entrance on 5th Street you can choose to walk on through to the full service restaurant. If you are in a hurry, take a right and get in line for carry out or order and sit in the smaller dining area for a quick meal. I have to admit, we’ve enjoyed their food several times now and

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For thousands of people in Weld County without private automobiles, an appointment to the doctor is unattainable without transportation assistance. Whether it is public transit, a car pool, paratransit service for those with disabilities or a taxi or a ride with a friend, transportation is an important link to health care access in our communities. Community transportation is a means to access medical care, to remain independent and self-sufficient and to participate fully in the life of the community In the past, seniors and those with low incomes have had limited access to transportation. Now studies show that only a small percentage of low-income individuals own private autos and, those that do, often own cars that are too expensive to maintain whether it be due to insurance costs or routine repairs. Public transit is a big help but it is limited in its services. Many rural counties are not served by public transportation and patients must often travel long distances to medical appointments. This lack of access to public transportation routes may make medical services difficult or impossible to attain due to distant bus stops or mismatched operating hours. In addition, some people are too frail or sick and this prevents them from using public transit. Many areas have some sort of taxi service, but this can be prohibitive to many clients due to costs. Senior Resource Services in Greeley provides transportation to those 60 years of age or better without regard to their income level. This non-profit organization provides services for the Seniors in Weld County to help them remain independent, as well as increase their quality of life by allowing them to remain in their own home as long as possible. It assists the elderly and their families in addressing the issues of aging by providing transportation to medical appointments, grocery shopping, social events, etc. and also provides other programs such as Senior Safety and respite care. This program has now expanded to Carbon Valley in South Weld effective September 2013 and provides

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much needed transportation for those in the Frederick, Firestone and Dacono area. One of the senior women living in Dacono would walk to Ft. Lupton to visit her doctor because there was no public transit, friend or other means to get to her appointment. It is about 6 miles in each direction. We are pleased to report that she no longer has that to face as our volunteers in the area provide her no cost transportation wherever she needs to go in Weld County. Access to health care goes beyond an individual’s ability to pay for a medical appointment or transportation. It includes clinic and pharmacy visits. Many patients still lack the basic transportation required to reach doctor appointments and other health care services. In both rural and urban areas, the fixed-route public transportation many not comprehensively serve residents’ transportation needs. Non-emergency medical transportation is truly a critical link to accessing health care. Transportation is an essential component in gaining access not only to emergency care, but to routine appointments and other needed errands. Communities in Weld Country with a program like Senior Resource Services make health care more accessible for Medicaid recipients, dialysis patients, patients without cars and many others. This reduces medical costs when patients do not skip routine or preventative health care services. A program that provides no cost transportation is only attainable through the dedicated volunteers in those communities. Senior Resource Services currently provides almost 500 rides per month utilizing volunteers. To learn more about this program or to become a volunteer contact our office at 970-352-9348 or for further information. Guyette serves as the Project Director for Senior Resource Services and is a retired Dean from Aims Community College.

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Let the luck of the Irish bestow itself on your home with a green update. Green is now the representative color of our environment, and still one of the most popular neutrals. Keep your home environmentally safe using Low and Zero VOC paints while creating an inviting atmosphere. Our favorite look is still the contrast of crisp white trim and/or furnishings with any shade of green on your walls. Green blends easily with all colors of the spectrum and is a perfect choice as a background for a room with colorful accents and furnishings. It is a great compliment to natural wood finishes as well as nature right outside your windows. Red is a great contrasting color to green - don’t think holidays but muted shades or a brick red for drapes and upholstery. Or go bold with lime green, black and white. If you aren’t convinced to go all green, try painting one accent wall before committing to a whole room in green. When selecting your colors go green with environmentally sound paints. Our preferences are Sherwin Williams Duration for Low VOC and Emerald for Zero VOC. Both are great performing paints as far as coverage, durability and washability. There are hundreds of greens from which to choose. Here are some popular time tested colors. From Sherwin Williams: • Classic green: Cascade Green SW0066, Sheraton Sage SW0014 • Natural, Relaxed greens: Great Green SW6430 or Aloe SW6464 • Energetic greens: Shagreen SW6422 or Parakeet SW6711 • Historic greens: Gallery Green SW0015, Ruskin Room Green SW0042 or SW0029 From Benjamin Moore: • Sea Green, CW-515, Palace Green CW-520, Winchester Sage 628, Sesame 381, Urban Nature AF-440, Tree Moss 508 For more information call Tim Zaerr at Blue Parrot Painting at 303.678.8442 or visit



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Frederick High School After Prom and Stapp Toyota are participating in the Cinderella Project with Studio Boom Salon in Longmont. We are in need of gently used prom dresses, shoes and accessories. The prom items can be dropped off at either Stapp Toyota on the Frontage Road or at Studio Boom on Ken Pratt in Longmont. All donated items need to be dropped off by March 12th, , the event starts on March 17th. All of the schools in the district have been asked to participate. Any girl from Frederick or the district, who cannot afford to buy a dress for prom, can go to Studio Boom and pick what they want free of charge. Girls can go into Studio Boom anytime during the salon’s regular hours. They will also be able to sign up for raffles on hair and makeup gift certificates. The Cinderella Project is a great way for our community to help and the After Prom Committee is excited to participate. Please contact Studio Boom or Michelle Whitney (303-915-4158) for more details. The Frederick High School After Prom Committee is looking for donations from FHS Alumni and Local Businesses. We are in need of gift certificates, gift cards Encounter and cash to give directly to the Quiet students that attend the After Prom Event on April 12th. After Prom is Portable supported fully through donations and is free to all of the FHS Power students who attend. If you can’t donate, we are also looking for volunteers from the Alumni and the - Easy to Start community to help us keep the kids - Easy to Use safe and entertained. We have lots of volunteer positions ranging from - Easy to Store working the food tables, dealing Read the owners manual before - Easy to Buy blackjack or just chaperoning. Our operating Honda Equipment After Prom is being held at FHS this year so it is new and exciting, with lots of fun and prizes for the students. Please join us or donate any of the items we are looking for. Our volunteer contact is Jen Burgener, se can be contacted at 303-717-9946 or email her at I-25 & Hwy 52 303-255-3227

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6 weeks to 6 years old. Their desire is to make each child feel like they have a special place in this world and that each child is unique in their talents and personality. By providing a loving, relaxed and secure environment, it will help promote a positive self-concept for your child. Entering childcare is like your child’s first job. Tiny Tykes focus is to provide a stimulating early care and education experience that will promote each child’s social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development. Tiny Tykes looks forward to getting to know your child and creating an environment where your child can express their imagination and eagerness to learn. Add to that the inspiration to explore and discover that learning is all around us, every day. That is why John is so excited to be adding a “cultural garden” to the property where the kids will be able to learn, work and eat fruits and vegetables that they harvest and grow. This is going to be a great way to teach kids a multitude of lessons and skills that they will get from a true hands-on experience with real results that they can touch and taste. Tiny Tykes was built on LOVE…along with the blood, sweat and tears of he and his wife! John and one of his teachers, Jessica, are looking forward to do what they love best; teaching and playing with kids all day. “If we are able to have a positive impact on even one child, it will all have been worth it,” agrees John and Jen. This facility will be an asset to the community of Firestone. While it is a home environment it has the amenities of a large center. If you have children, then this is the place for them. Check them out and enjoy the fun at Tiny Tykes Child Care & Preschool. Customer quote: “My wife and I and our 3 daughters love Tiny Tykes! Before they officially opened, we were able to “try out” the facility and spend time with the staff and our girls LOVED being there! As parents of small children, it’s really important to know the people and place where we’re leaving them is safe, trustworthy and fun. They nail all three of these things very well. My girls feel just as comfortable there as they do at home, which is very important! The owners, John and Jen, have created a comfortable, family feel to their business. We find them to be great-hearted, children loving people. Their many years of child care experience, coupled with parenting their own little girl have blessed them with an awesome, natural ability for creating a healthy, trustworthy place for kids. I would DEFINITELY suggest to our friends, family and anyone that your kids go here. I guarantee you won’t regret it!” Rocky Rhoades, Frederick, CO They are open M-F 7:30am – 5:30pm. Call for more info at 970.305.7281 or visit www. TinyTykesCO. com and you can also email at TinyTykes. John@gmail. com. Their physical location is 9350 WCR 13 in Firestone, zip is 80504.

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Ole Hickory Smokehouse

By Jan Sciacca I arrived early for my appointment and was absorbing the changes I perceived in this restaurant since the last time I was here. On September 1, 2013, T-Bones, located adjacent to America’s Best Value Hotel at 3815 Highway 119, Longmont, changed ownership and became the Ole Hickory Smokehouse and Sports Tavern. The girlie posters of the prior establishment are gone. The place appears clean and the windows provide lots of natural light for those who like an open feeling. Yet the place is large enough, with several rooms, that if one is seeking a darker tavern-type room, this restaurant provides that as well. Ole Hickory Smokehouse has various daily specials on its 100% hickory wood smoked meats – pork, beef, chicken and turkey. The appetizer menu includes a bit of everything from stuffed jalapenos, bacon wrapped mushrooms to a platter called “Something to Share” with nine different items. Smokehouse cobb salad, steakhouse salad and chef salads are available for the lighter palate. A children’s menu provides a true selection. The smokehouse’s entrees of pulled pork, St. Louis Style ribs, savory beef brisket, sirloin and ribeye steaks had a meat lover like me pondering which one I would order first. As I chatted with Michelle, the bartender and waitress, I discovered this restaurant staff was really like a small family. Most of the three full time bartenders and three full time kitchen staff have been here for years. When I asked Michelle, what part of the job she liked best, she wasted no time in saying “the people.” She’s been interacting with travelers, commuters, neighbors and truckers for years. As Larry Moon, the manager, appeared with a smile and handshake, I realized that in a few short minutes, Michelle not only had shared a lot of her life but knew some of mine as well. That’s a gift few folks have . . . making someone feel so welcome in such a short time. Larry, who has been in the restaurant business for three years, picked up where Michelle left off. He shared that the goal of the restaurant is to serve really good food at really good prices, be family-friendly and make everyone feel welcome. In addition to the daily food specials, he told me they have Happy Hour 4-7 pm, serving well drinks, domestic drafts and wine. Friday nights are Ladies Night where ladies enjoy ½ price drinks. I then asked Larry what his favorite part of the business was and he said, “The people, of course.” As I left on this blustery, wintery day, I could hear “toe-tappin, feel-good music” playing on the dining patio. I smiled. Yes . . . this would be a great stop when one has that incredible urge for smoked meats that one can’t duplicate at home or when someone wants to have a beer with some folks who love what they do. Ole Hickory Smokehouse is open daily at 11 a.m. and can be reached at 303.678.9100, at olehickorysmokehouse. com or on Facebook. Check out their ad specials on page 15.

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The Mountain View Fire Rescue (MVFR) Technical Rescue Team is filled with dedicated, heroic individuals. Can you imagine rescuing people or animals that are stuck in an incredibly small hole or well? Imagine climbing into a building that has already begun collapsing to save someone you don’t know. Or can you imagine water rushing into your car or home and not knowing what would happen next? Unfortunately that example became all too real for too many people in the 2013 floods and the MVFR Tech Rescue team was there, saving multiple people with swift water rescues. Being a member of the Tech Rescue team is not an easy task. But this task becomes easier when generous companies like the BNSF Railway Foundation see the value of your team and look to help advance it. BNSF Foundation has donated $10,000 to MVFR’s Technical Rescue Team for extrication equipment. This financial donation will help with tools, training, and will substantially assist in the development of the Technical Rescue Team. MVFR would like to formally thank BNSF Foundation for being involved in saving lives in and around the District. The MVFR Technical Rescue Team is responsible for rescuing individuals using the following specialized technical rescue skills: Rope Rescue, Tower Rescue, Confined Space Rescue, Water Rescue, Large Vehicle Extrication and Stabilization, Trench Rescue and Structural Collapse Rescue. To learn more about this amazing team visit

Lace Eshoni Ruiz August 19, 2013 8 lbs 8 oz 7:43 am Born at Longmont United Hospital. Laura and Mike Ruiz of Firestone. Sister Alysse and brother Avery. Grandparents Lois and Dan Mortensen and Crystal and James Ruiz both of Green River Wyoming. Aunt, uncle and cousins in Green River Wyoming and DuPont Washington. Great Grandpa in Ontario California. Lace is such a joy and a blessing to us. She is a happy baby who laughs and smiles so much her nick name is Smiley. We will be dedicating her to The Lord in March at Living Waters North Gate Church in Frederick.

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Another opportunity to serve your community is running for a seat on the Carbon Valley Recreation District's Board of Directors. They will be holding an election May 6th for three of the six seats on their Board. You can download an application on the Rec District's website and it must be submitted by February 28th. If you have any questions, contact the Rec District at 303.833.3660.

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Angel on left and Calos on right, surrounded by their crew after completing the 860 mile ride in 67 hrs and 25 minutes!

floor of the van,” Angel shared. As one might imagine, the beauty of the Oceanside beaches and water would bolster the spirits and give an energy to help you soar! But later it would be a distant dream, haunting the men when they crossed the Arizona desert in 117 degrees. By this time, the heat off the asphalt was causing blisters on the riders feet. The sweat and friction caused skin irritations that cannot be described and nowhere, nowhere, was there a place to shower in sight. They needed refreshment and freshening up. “We even called local churches but no one had a place for us to rest or shower,” Angel said. “We were tired and we wanted to quit.” Eventually, the team came upon a small house and the residents, good Samaritans, allowed them to shower and rest. Somewhat rejuvenated, the team hit the road again. It wasn’t long before hardship would visit the men again. Each rider was equipped with a GPS (for safety and fairness) and race maps. “But after several hours of riding, the team realized they were lost. They called RAW and explained what was happening and asked for advice. “You’ll never make it in time,” the race coordinators said. “You may as well quit.” “We were so disappointed and sad,” Angel said. “My daughter wanted to pray for us but I was so angry, I said ‘No.’” For those of you who do not know Angel, he IS a praying man. “ My wife said, ‘Angel, you must finish the race. Even if you do not qualify, you must finish the race,’” Angel shared with eyes misting. “My wife made me eat something and made me lay down to rest. I do not know how, but Carlos kept riding.” After some food and some rest, Angel apologized to his daughter. They found their way back to the place that would put them back on the right course. But time was not on their side. They checked in with RAW and were again told, there is not enough time. But they were determined to finish the race. They prayed together. With 49 miles to go, Angel was about to take his turn riding when RAW called them back. Only a few minutes had passed since their phone call. RAW said, “We’ve looked at all the terrain and reviewed the times and if you can do it in 3 hours, you can qualify.” “We were all jumping and screaming and praising God. We knew we still had a chance,” Angel said. “So we focused and stayed the course. We were going to finish the race we started.” Hebrews 12:1 And they did finish the race. And they did qualify, with 35 minutes to spare! The race is broke up into 15 stages. The team found out after all the stats were in that in one stage they were the fastest team. In another stage, the hardest one of all, they came in second place. While they came in last overall, if you look at the statistics of the race, they did incredibly well. So RAW 2014 has potential to come out very, very good. I am crying as I rewrite this and I cried when we talked in person. It is amazing what God can do through people. Why are Angel and Carlos in this race? Because they know it’s not all about

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them, but about many other people in their lives; some they know and others they are supposed to help but may never know. Angel and Carlos need to raise enough money to make the trip but they are also raising money to help with a youth group who in turn helps others during a mission trip this summer. Angel and Carlos need to raise $10,000. They are raising the first $3,000 personally but they still need approximately $7,000 to cover racing expenses and to help the youth group. If you care about other people, perhaps love biking, maybe you just want to support local businesses: Would you consider sponsoring Angel and Carlos in their endeavor to Race Across the West this June 10th? H o w can you Warmer Weather help? is coming soon... • Don’t Put This Off! Gifts of cash will help cover everything that is not Exp. 3/31/14 • not valid w/other offers donated. Up to $100 off • w/this ad • They will be having two fund raising B B Q s Committed to Ethical Repair Services and need donations 13730 Deere Ct. • SE Corner Hwy 66 & I-25 Longmont 80504 of food M-F 7:30a to 5:30p f r o m restaurants, e a t i n g utensils, and many Your Home Town Auto Repair Solution other items TBD. • They REALLY need an RV to travel in during the race. • They need printing for brochures, flyers, and other fundraising items. What can we do for you? • Depending on your donation, you may have logo on racer’s jerseys. • Every sponsor will receive recognition in April, May, June and July CVCR. • Every sponsor will receive recognition at fundraising events. Please call me if you would like a detailed expense report or more information on the race or how to sponsor Angel and Carlos. Remember, this may be a win for them and for the youth group, but it is also a world renowned win for the Carbon Valley! Call 303.833.5997 or email This year, Angel says, “We are focusing on Isaiah 40:31 “ but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” I’d like to challenge potential sponsors with the words of Angel’s son at the close of the race. His message to Angel was this: God allowed you to be lost. You needed to be lost. Because then God gave you great mercy. And it was a huge gift which made it an even greater win.

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

The Tri Town Community Seniors, Inc.

Is Holding a public meeting at the High Plains Public Library Building just off Sable Rd. in Firestone, Co. It will be held in the large meeting room just to the left as you enter, from 11:00am to 1:00pm on Tuesday the 25th of March. The purpose of the meeting is to respond to questions from the Seniors in the community interested in being a part of this organization or to serve on one of the committees we are forming to allow public input. Please bring your questions and we will do our best to answer them. We look forward to seeing you there.

WyldLife for Middle Schoolers

WyldLife is a treasure— pure fun and goodness! Games, skits and more for all middle school aged students and as many of their friends they want to bring along. You just have to try it! Every Other Thursday with the next one on March 13 at Prairie Ridge Elementary School from 7:00 to 8:00pm Any Questions??? Call Carbon Valley Young Life at 303-833-4448 or email to

Rabies Vaccine Clinic

Carbon Valley Animal Hospital is having a Rabies Vaccine Clinic on Saturday, March 15, from 9a to noon. They are offering discounted vaccinations on a first come first serve basis for dogs and cats. Frederick and Firestone animal control will also be on-site to do pet licensing. If you have any questions please call 303.833.2244. They are located at 101 West Grant Avenue in Firestone.

Next Military Honor Flight Sunday, May 4th

The “Mile of Smiles” Lineup begins 8:15 am In front of Frederick-Firestone Fire Station 2, I-25 West Frontage Road – by the helipad Our Veterans are counting on us again to cheer them on as they pass by in the motorcade. Let’s show our support and thank them for what they’ve given us. A few minutes of your time on a Sunday morning for a lifetime of freedom! The Carbon Valley community continues to build a strong reputation within the Northern Colorado Honor Flight organization with the increase of supporters lined up to pay homage to the Veterans. Escorted by the Colorado State Patrol, Weld & Larimer County Sheriff vehicles, dozens of American Legion Riders and Patriot Guard motorcycles, the bus loads of Veterans are en route to DIA to board a charter flight to Washington, DC to visit their war memorials. For more information email BarbGoettsch@

Carbon Valley Rotary BINGO– Saturday, Mar. 15!

Carbon Valley Rotary will be hosting another Community Bingo Saturday evening, March 15, 2014 at the Carbon Valley Senior/Gymnastics Center in Frederick. Entry Tickets are $5 per person – everyone that enters must have an entry ticket. Game packs of 7 Bingo games are $5 and will be available to anyone with an entry ticket. Additional game packs and specials will be on sale at the event, as well as refreshments. Doors open at 6:00 pm and Bingo will begin at 7:00 pm with one intermission. Tickets are now available from any Rotary member or at Zadel Realty in the Safeway Shopping center, 8110 Colorado Blvd., Firestone, (303) 833-3012. Only 200 entry tickets will be sold, and details are also posted on our website Proceeds will go to support local Rotary community projects including the Community Heroes Awards, Annual Easter Egg Hunt, the Community Fire Safety House, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, YMCA Youth Programs, and Dictionaries for 3rd Graders. Join us for great community fun and help the Carbon Valley Rotary Club continue to make a positive difference in the community! For more information email

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New Look & Activities at American Legion

The American Legion in Firestone has a new look! It has been washed, scrubbed, and painted. With the onset of the new year and now spring, it was time to "freshen things up". Stop by anytime and visit with our friendly staff and members to find out what is going on at the post and within our communities. If you are looking for a Legion home, here we are! We have the whole Legion family, Legionnaires, Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion, and the Legion Riders. We are always seeking veterans and supporting members that would like to make a difference. Our community hall is available for rental and has a kitchen as well. Please call 303-833-3878 to make a reservation. The members of American Legion Post #1985 wish to give a HUGE thank you to Home Depot for their generous contribution of time, labor, and materials for the recent remodeling of the post. This has been a dream project for many years and it is now a reality. Also a big thanks to Commander Mike for coordinating this project and to all the members who stepped up to help the Home Depot crew. The results are awesome. Again, we Thank You Home Depot. Upcoming events that will be coming to the post. Please mark your calendars and join us. March 17th, we will provide the traditional St. Patrick's Day dinner of corned beef and cabbage and all the goodies. It is also dart night so come on down for a little Irish fun. April 13th, Palm Sunday, is our annual Easter egg hunt. On April 26th, the Auxiliary will host it's annual "Spring Fling for Scholarships" fund raiser. More details will be provided in the April newsletter.

Ladies Of Firestone

You Are Invited To A Gathering Of Wise Women at DeJa Lu Brew and Books at 8350 Colorado Boulevard on Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 1:30 p.m. Betty Heath Is Hosting A “Spill The Beans Party.” Come in and grab a cup of coffee as your head to the back room where Betty will ‘spill the beans’ about her husband, George. It’s guaranteed to be full of fun, laughter music and a Drawing. Find out everything you’ve always wanted to know bout George Heath, but were afraid to ask!

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TOTALLY Chris and Julie Laxson: Relay for Life Because of Their Lives

New Location for New Hope Counseling Center

We have moved to a new location in Frederick. Our new address is 142 6th St., #3, Frederick, CO 80530, phone 303-833-0840, 303-833-9793 email We will be providing the same services we have performed up to this point and plan to grow and offer more services to the community. Please feel free to come by and see our new location or email us with any questions. If we don’t know the answer we will find Hope, Options, and Planning = Excellence the answer for you ASAP. We thank the community and Carbon Valley Toni Lavely Consumer Report for CACIII letting people know (303) 833-0840 we are in the area. If you or Christina Lavely someone you know Offering: Administrative Director if suffering addiction • Adult & Juvenile 204 8th St., Unit B issues or problems, • Level I & II Education/Therapy Dacono, CO 80514 please let us help you. • Walk in UA’s & BA’s

Julie Laxson attended her first American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life in 1997 in St. Cloud, Minnesota. She was on a team with her college and relayed in honor of her mom, who was a 6 year cancer survivor. Years later (after getting married and moving to Colorado with her husband, Chris, and 2 little boys), Julie’s friend, Sara Dakin, made an announcement at a local MOMS Club meeting. Sara was involved with starting the first annual Relay For Life of Carbon Valley to be held in August 2005. She wanted to start a team for MOMS Club and asked for any other volunteers. Julie jumped right on board! The following year, Julie became the Team Captain for the MOMS Club team and continued to walk in honor of her mom, now a 15 year cancer survivor. In September 2007, her mom’s cancer had returned after 16 years of being cancer free. Julie and her family were devastated but kept positive and kept fighting. Because her mom lived in Minnesota and Julie lived in Colorado, Relay For Life became an excellent outlet for Julie to fight with her mom from 1000 miles away. In 2008, Julie joined the committee for Relay For Life of Carbon Valley as the Luminaria Chair. As Luminaria Chair, she was in charge of selling and collecting luminaria bags that have been dedicated (in honor or in memory) to friends and family members with cancer. The bags light the pathway all night long at the Relay Providing quality orthodontic care event. She was also in charge of putting together a Luminaria Ceremony that starts for kids, teens & adults since 1992. at dusk the night of Relay. That year, Julie honored her mom by telling her story of Comprehensive treatment including courage as a cancer survivor during the Luminaria Ceremony. Julie continued on new correctivce techologies such as committee as Luminaria Chair for the next 5 years. In October 2008, cancer struck their family again. Chris’s dad was diagnosed with Multiple Myloma and was told that he would have 3-5 years to live. Knowing Complimentary Initial Consultation 303.833.0310 that this disease has to see an end, Chris became more involved with helping Julie at 704 1st Street•Firestone Relay while taking care of their 3 kids at home. In 2010, Chris and Julie started a new Relay team called Team Laxson. They invited family and friends from around the country to come and join their team and support Julie’s mom and Chris’s dad in their battles. Julie’s mom, step-dad, sister, niece, and a couple of cousins all made the trip out to Colorado and made some wonderful memories. The next year, in 2011, Chris joined the committee as the Online Chair. On February 24, 2011, Chris’s By Peggy Blewett dad, Bill Laxson II, lost his battle with cancer. Four months later, on June 18, 2011, Julie’s mom, Kathy Sanford, Can you imagine anything more rewarding than taking away another person’s lost her battle as well. It was a very tough year for the Laxson family. Their kids lost 2 grandparents and were pain? Not many people have the power to relieve discomfort, especially ongoing way too familiar with that scary word called ‘cancer’. Julie and Chris knew that they had to continue fighting in physical pain. But Frederick’s newest chiropractor, Dr. Jennifer Drake, is doing just memory of their parents and for the future of their children. Cancer has to be a thing of the past! that and she says, “There is no cracking, popping or twisting here!” She utilizes a In 2013, Chris and Julie were asked to become the Event Chairs for Relay For Life of Carbon Valley. gentle chiropractic technique that is safe and effective for persons of any age. They were hesitant to take on such a big responsibility, but they were up for the challenge. With an Twelve years ago, Jennifer had a desire to enter a profession that really awesome committee working with them, they are now starting their 2nd year as Event Chairs and looking understands that healing comes from within. Becoming a Chiropractor was a forward to celebrating 10 years of fighting cancer in Carbon Valley. Since Relay For Life of Carbon Valley natural addition to her wellness-oriented lifestyle after being a competitive athlete started in 2005, the teams, participants, and sponsors have helped raise nearly Half a Million dollars for the for over 20 years. Because of her life-long passion for staying healthy through American Cancer Society! Chris and Julie are so proud to have been a part of it and can’t wait to see what exercise and proper eating, she and her husband and three children enjoy staying Carbon Valley can do in the next 10 years! fit, together. She enjoys many different recreational sports with her family. The 10th Annual Relay For Life of Carbon Valley will be celebrated on July 12-13, 2014 at Hart Jennifer understands that many people cannot participate in any activities because Park in Firestone, CO. The goal for this milestone year is to reach the Half Million $ Mark and to of the pain they suffer from. She’s here to change that! And step one is to educate. celebrate as many cancer survivors in the Carbon Valley area as possible. If you are a cancer survivor or Understanding how the body works enables people to see the benefit of would like to help in the fight against cancer, please contact Chris & Julie Laxson, 2014 Event Chairs, at chiropractic care. She shares, “Chiropractic is based on the scientific fact the brain’s or sign up at job is to generate nerve impulses to control and regulate your entire body, from your nose to your toes. Nerve impulses are sent down the spinal cord and out to every organ and tissue of your body. In order for your brain to know everything is working as designed, impulses are sent back up to the brain. That’s the definition of true health.” Full spectrum elderly care services, focused on the individual’s needs, provided by Denise Coe, Many things can disrupt nerve impulses either to or from your brain. The Executive Director. Clients benefit immensely from the 14 years of experience that Denise has. She moving bones of the spine are common culprits. When this happens, affected offers tailored services to meet the needs of the special person in your life. Denise says, “My passion organs and tissues don’t work right and ill-health can result. Jennifer will locate and reduce these nervous system disturbances with safe in life is to make a difference in our aging population by doing for them what they no longer can do for themselves.” Her clients include seniors with loving, attentive families and seniors who are struggling and natural chiropractic adjustments. With restored nervous system integrity, without familial support. She has established relationships with various professional communities health can return without drugs or surgery. Her vision is to empower people in her throughout Boulder County. Denise Coe has earned the respect and trust necessary from various doctors community to make healthier choices for themselves and their families so they in the fields of geriatric internal medicine, dentistry, education, and others. Besides companionship and may experience “true health.” This equates to “truly living.” So if you have a spine, Jennifer is here to serve you. “Health is a journey, and client need management, she also offers transportation, errand, advocacy, bill paying, household, and I want to give people the tools they need to get the lasting results they are looking yard care services. She maintains medical journals for accurate communication between client and doctors and family. Denise also trains caregivers and she helps to or applies for and submits Medicare/ for. Whether they are looking for better sleep, increased sports performance, less colds and flu, or to get out of pain, take less over the counter drugs, I want to be Medicaid and insurance paperwork. Her lasting relationships with the families make her a valuable your doctor.” Jennifer then explains, “In Latin, ‘doctor’ means ‘teacher.’ I will be asset and the demand for her services is constant. Call Denise for references and more information at holding regular workshops to educate and inspire!” 720.231.9382. Jennifer wants you to know that chiropractic care is for everyone, babies, teens, pregnant moms and grandparents. When there is decreased nerve interference, the body is able to express more energy, heal faster, function better, and be able to adapt to all types of stressors. Dr. Drake shares one experience. “My most memorable experience was a 14-month-old named Brooklynn, who had never crawled normally and was not able to stand up on her own. She had also been on laxatives for constipation since Colorado at its Best - the Carbon Valley Half Marathon will 6-months-old. After two chiropractic adjustments, she took her first steps in my showcase the beauty & diversity of Colorado's best kept secret. Small office! She was soon off and running and able to stop using the laxatives.” town charm with Big City services, nestled between Denver & Fort Dr. Jennifer Drake wants to help you live a more enjoyable life and you can, Collins, Firestone & Frederick are the perfect host for this 13.1 mile when you are relieved of chronic pain. adventure. From Start to Finish, runners will tread upon Mining Town So set up an appointment to see Carbon Valley’s only female Chiropractor, history via manicured trail systems, dirt paths & rural roads. Firestone's Dr. Jennifer Drake, today. All new patients receive a consultation and complete Central Park & the Firestone Trail are featured as well as running the chiropractic visit rim of Frederick's gorgeous Milevac Lake. The entire course has for only $37 spectacular views of the Rockies. Also offered is a Relay, 5K & 1 mile FUN RUN! Participants are asked to make a donation or raise funds for Autism Research individually or as a team. Our goal (a $255 value) is to raise at least $25,000 benefiting Children’s Hospital Colorado and research thru the Autism Treatment Network. through the month of March. • Enhanced certified courses *Dr. Jennifer • Professional chip timed Drake, D.C. * • 9 water stations 303.906.7209 * • The best swag bag, tech T’s and awesome finisher’s medal Carbon Valley • Majestic views, clean air & open space Chiropractic • Live music, beer garden & post race party - community Expo at the finish line. * *630 Main Fun for the whole family! 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HEALTHY Simple Steps You Can Take to Prevent & Detect

Colon Cancer Colorectal cancer is one of the most common, and yet preventable, cancers in the United States. Here are a few simple steps you can take toward prevention and early detection: 1. Get a colonoscopy every 10 years beginning at age 50 (age 45 for African Americans).


I guess Round-Up ready crops are not enough for the chemical companies such as Monsanto and DuPont. It looks like they are now in competition to see who can develop the next genetically modified seed. This new genetically modified seed still includes the Round-Up gene but will also include a new gene to withstand other herbicides that can be sprayed on the crop. DuPont is seeking approval from USDA for its new “2, 4-D resistant” corn and soy seed. What is 2, 4-D? 2, 4-D is one component of the 2 components that produced Agent Orange. Agent Orange was used in the Vietnam War and many of our war veterans are suffering from terrible health issues associated with the use of Agent Orange. The chemical was used in Viet Nam to defoliate trees, shrubs and other vegetation so that the enemies had nowhere to hide. Congress passed the Agent Orange Act of 1991 which provides benefits to veterans suffering from exposure to Agent Orange. The Institute of Medicine reviewed the effects of this chemical and linked it to Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and Hodgkin’s disease. As of 2010, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs recognizes respiratory cancers, multiple myeloma, chronic B-cell leukemia and prostate cancer as additional cancers caused by the use of Agent Orange. And that isn’t all! The VA also recognized diabetes as having an association with Agent Orange exposure in 2001. This is type 2 diabetes- which is the most common form of diabetes. But it doesn’t stop there. In 2010 the VA also recognized Agent Orange to be associated with Ischemic Heart Disease. This disease is a common cause of congestive heart failure. The chemical companies are marketing the use of 2, 4-D as a way of controlling weeds. By controlling the unwanted weeds, supposedly the crop will be increased by some percentage to “overcome world hunger”. The farmers are also using Round-Up and have been spraying the crops with Round-Up for many years. The issue was that Round-Up would kill all cells and not just the cells in the weeds. Therefore, Monsanto developed the Round-Up ready seed. That means that the DNA from Round-Up is literally blasted into the DNA of the crop seed. That way the farmer can spray the crop with Round-Up to kill the weeds but not the crop. This is being used on crops all over the world and includes corn, soy, alfalfa, canola, sugar beets and wheat. This practice is causing the weeds to become “super weeds” that resist the chemicals and continue to take over the crops. The new solution is to use a different herbicide DNA within the crop DNA. This additional herbicide is 2, 4-D. If this is approved by the USDA it means that the crops will not only contain the DNA from 2, 4-D (Agent Orange) but will also be sprayed with 2, 4-D. Monsanto is also on the bandwagon requesting the USDA approve their use of Dicamba DNA in crop seeds. In the Journal of Pesticide Reform the fact sheet for Dicamba states: “it is similar in structure and mode of action to phenoxy herbicides like 2, 4-D”. “Dicamba acts systemically in plants after it is absorbed through the leaves and roots. Dicamba also inhibits an enzyme found in the nervous system of most animals, acetylcholinesterase.” This enzyme is responsible for the smooth transmission of nerve impulses. This chemical is also shown to inhibit the activity of several enzymes in animal livers. These enzymes are responsible for the detoxifying and excretion of foreign chemicals. In a study with sheep fed doses of this chemical; acute effects included congested lungs, hemorrhages, poor digestion, inflamed kidneys and engorged livers. Even if these chemicals are kept to general crops, spray drift and volatilization drift can devastate adjacent ecosystems and entire landscapes. Organic farmers will lose both crops and certification. We will have more “super weeds” and the cycle will continue. If Congress recognizes the effects of Agent Orange on our veterans, how can the USDA provide the approval of the use of GMO 2, 4D and Dicamba? Perhaps the idea is big government in support of big business (the chemical companies and the medical industry); and population control by slowly killing us off! Dee West is a partner in Rocky Plains Quality Meats. We are located at 4022 York Street, Dacono, Co. directly east of the Colorado National Speedway. 303-833-3791.

2. If you have a family history, get a colonoscopy 10 years prior to the age your family member was diagnosed. 3. Get an annual FIT Test — an easy take-home test that offers no dietary or medicinal restrictions, is a one-time sample, and is the preferred cancer detection test by the American College of Gastroenterologists.

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Hitting the Slopes

As I watched my daughter skiing in Snowmass this past weekend, I started considering that I too should master skiing or snowboarding. I had attempted skiing when I was obese and had a very difficult time on the slopes and ultimately sustained an injury that kept me off of skis since then. As a trainer, I started to think about how I could help my daughter and I build up our endurance and strength to be able to become better at the sport. I have many clients who have requested ski and snowboard specific programming and I have successfully helped them improve their skills. Skiing, depending on the standard and ability of the client, can be compared with interval training. An individual may perform high intensity exercise such as hill climbing which could last anywhere up to several minutes followed by a period of inactive or mild activity at a lower intensity which could be gliding down gentle slopes are sitting on the lift. This puts a lot of demand on both the aerobic and anaerobic systems. People may choose to participate in less intensive and more continuous skiing, which places different demands on the body. Skiing places a huge demand on the central nervous system with regards to balance, coordination, reaction time and, of course, core strength and stability. While skiing, your proprioceptive responses are affected by variables such as surface area, contact points such as feet and hands, visual effect, movement and external stimulus. Some key points to “winter sports fitness”: • Core Development is the most important aspect of a good training program. It allows for trunk stability (core, back, and lumbopelvic hip complex). This allows for quick, powerful, and dynamic movements. • Strength training is essential for building muscle to support your body while skiing or boarding. It also provides muscle endurance to help keep you going for longer periods of time. • Dynamic flexibility is an important part of a sound program. Dynamic stretching is a functional way of stretching that utilizes fluid movement to create a stretch. Dynamic stretching usually coincides with the specific sport you’re training for. • Agility training will help with the explosive movements in each plane of motion that is utilized in the sport you are training for. As the ski season comes to an end in the next month, now would be a good time to start a program to enhance your abilities and strengths for the next ski season. If you need help or would like to get started on planning a good program for your winter sport, we would be happy to develop a tailored program for you. ~ Shelly N. Porcaro, NASM-CES/CPT, SFN (303)5948325

Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Sciatica

The sciatic nerve travels from the lower back to the foot. On it’s way to the foot, the nerve travels through the pelvic bone along with major stabilizing muscles such as the piriformis, psoas, and the gluteus muscle group. When these muscles are tight or inflamed, they can irritate the nerve. Sciatica refers to the painful condition experienced when the nerve is irritated, and will then refer pain along it’s path: through the buttocks, legs, the lower back, and sometimes all three areas. Most commonly, the cause of Sciatica may be related to one or all of the following: z Tight or inflamed muscles z Disc problem such as inflammation, bulging or vertebral misalignment z Tilted pelvic bone, which may have various causes, but most often from tight muscles pulling the bone out of level Sciatica is very common, and has made up approximately 50% of the people I have seen in the office and through professional and student clinics in the past 15 years. I have a thorough approach to the treatment of sciatica that involves a few modalities, mainly Shiatsu and acupuncture. Shiatsu (a Japanese style of bodywork) provides a thorough approach that blends both diagnosis and treatment. By manually following the channels associated with acupuncture, the involved muscles are checked and treated when they are tight, knotty or spasmodic. For the treatment of sciatica, I like to use Shiatsu first in order to help identify which of the above mentioned areas are irritating the sciatic nerve. Shiatsu is also very helpful for relaxation and correcting muscle imbalances. Acupuncture is used to further regulate the system, deeply affect the muscles, and reduce inflammation and pain. Also, I am very good at identifying if the condition is more structural, and will then suggest that people combine acupuncture with either the Rolf method of structural integration, diversified chiropractic, or a Doctor of Osteopathy, depending upon the severity. Daisy Lear, MSOM, Dipl.Ac., L.Ac., practices Chinese medicine & acupuncture in Longmont. Healthcare Provider for CIGNA, (303)587-3557

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

Board of Directors

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Check out our monthly events for Chamber Members: •

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Business After Hours – usually the 1st Thursday of each month at various host locations Business Luncheon – 3rd Thursday of each month at various locations All Business Matters – 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at Bella Rosa Golf Course from 8:15 a.m. to 9:25 a.m. Expresso for Entrepreneurs – 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at The Brew at Deja Lu from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Mind Your Business monthly workshop – 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Brew at Deja Lu from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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As Colorado farmers and ranchers are preparing to plant the 2014 crop, the Carbon Valley Chamber presents an educational program to its members and the community on the value of agricultural business. This presentation will show that agriculture is embedded in urban and rural communities, including the Carbon Valley, and will touch upon issues including workforce, transportation, natural resources, environmental and regulatory policies. Join this statewide conversation about where agriculture is headed.

If you are not a member of this dynamic chamber, contact the Chamber office at 303-833-5933 or email For more information, please visit our website at

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Next Business Luncheon:

Thursday, March 20th, 11:30AM – 1:00PM Saddleback Golf Club The Value Chain of Colorado Agriculture Presented by the Colorado State University Department of Community & Economic Development – Kathay Rennels, Assistant Vice President

March 20, 2014 • 11:30AM-1PM Saddleback Golf Club, 8631 Frontier St., Firestone FREE LUNCH COURTESY

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Thursday, March 6th, 5:30PM – 7:30PM Hosted by Summit Bank and Trust at Larkridge 16501 Washington Street Thornton, CO

The program is jointly funded by the Colorado State University Office of Engagement and the Colorado Department of Agriculture

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Firestone Public Officials Meet and Greet Set for Mar 13

The Firestone Police Department will present the 14th Annual Meet and Greet on March 13, 2014, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Coal Ridge Middle School, located at 6201 Booth Drive in Firestone. This public forum allows community members the opportunity to meet their local and county government officials to discuss concerns and issues relevant to the local region. Community members will be able to utilize this informal and informational evening to visit with government officials and the Firestone Police Department, while enjoying hot dogs, chips, chili and soft drinks. The Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District will be at the event to conduct educational outreach with children through its fire safety house. Firestone police officers will also be available to hand out free child identification kits and safety giveaways. For more information about the Meet and Greet, call the Firestone Police Department at 303-833-0811 or visit http://

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She tells you this because “we all have our struggles, our interruptions, and our ‘more important’ things to do each day.” But putting our health and fitness on the back burner isn’t doing anyone any favors, especially ourselves. Christi used to belong to a gym. In fact, it was her first job in high school. She loved working out and loved the muscle tone. Years ago, GI Jane was her first inspiration and she could do one-handed push-ups anywhere, anytime! She was a world traveler with organizations and other missionaries with an “I want to do more” attitude. Now many years and five babies later she is ready to get that girl back! She realized her body was ready to be revamped, from the inside out. She was tired of looking in the mirror and feeling blah and not having the energy to keep up with her girls. She embraced the easy access of inspirational photos and quotes at her fingertips on her smart phone and via Facebook. She watched what the women and mothers were doing to get themselves back to a place where they were proud, confident, energetic, and becoming an example of health and fitness to their families. The support she found through technology helped her immensely and then she found Beachbody products. Christi became an Independent Beachbody Coach to help inspire others to achieve their health and fitness goals and dreams. She says, “ We need to End the Trend of obesity.” When you join Team Beachbody, Christi encourages you to keep going when you feel like giving up. She does this through social media, email, phone calls and text messages. She is the support system that everyone dreams of; always there and always when you need her. She will reach out to you through her website and Facebook also. You can join monthly challenges or work out on your own. Whatever you need, Christi is there for you. Chrisi says, “My personal transformation after my fifth baby, has been very exciting because others can see that it can be done. If a busy, homeschooling mom with 5 children under age 6, can manage her household, her children and her business and still take her health and fitness into her own hands and OWN it, anyone can!” She continues, “When I’m at the park doing chin ups and squats while I play with my kids, and others walk by, I hope they can see a healthy, happy and strong family. Then I can turn around and say…YOU can do it too. Summer is almost here! I can help you do it.” If you think you don’t have time, think of Christi; interruptions to her are as regular as breathing. If she can make it happen…So can you…Get your sexy back! Join Christi’s Team Beachbody or become a Team Beachbody Coach yourself. You just might find that your success starts to inspire others and that is where you can change working out and getting fit into your own business. When you see this happening, well, that’s when you need to consider if you want to make some money WHILE you are staying fit! Christi will help you with that also! Christi is always available 24/7 on email, social media, and by phone at 720.320.3432. Following are all the other ways to reach her: www. christibloved, www.facebook. com/christibreedlove, www., instagram @christibloved,, www.christibloved.blogspot. com, and Family Blog www.

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Firestone Now Accepting Applications for 2014 Scholarship Program

Town of Frederick Scholarship Applications Now Available

Graduating seniors in 2014 who are Firestone residents are invited to apply for three scholarships presented on behalf of the Town of Firestone. The three $1,000 scholarships will be awarded under the following recognition titles: Excellence in Academics Scholarship, SAFEbuilt Academic Excellence Scholarship and Career Advancement Scholarship. The Town of Firestone Scholarship Program has had the honor of partnering with area students for academic excellence and continuing professional achievement. Firestone’s goal is to assist students who have set goals for themselves and have already shown exceptional capability in achieving them. Scholarship awards will be used for tuition expenses at the winners’ school of choice, usually a four-year college or trade school. Any student who maintains their residency in Firestone is eligible to apply. Applicants are expected to have actively participated in extracurricular and community service related projects in Firestone and the Carbon Valley area. To be considered for the scholarships, eligible students must complete the application and provide supporting documents as outlined in the requirements. The application and requirements are available online at www. or at Firestone Town Hall, 151 Grant Ave. The deadline to submit applications is April 4, 2014, at 5 p.m. Applications will be reviewed by the Firestone Scholarship Committee. Scholarship presentations will be made at the May 14, 2014, Board of Trustees meeting.




Frederick will award two $4,000 scholarships

The Town of Frederick will once again be offering two scholarships to high school seniors who reside within the town boundaries. Each scholarship will be for $1,000 a year for four years, provided each recipient continues to meet the ongoing eligibility requirements throughout the four-year period. The scholarships will be awarded to one male and one female recipient who resides in Frederick, has a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average and is attending an accredited high school or home school program. In addition to high academic achievement, candidates will also be ranked based on their engagement with their community and school. Applications are available online at CommunityPrograms, at Town Hall and at the St. Vrain Valley School District high schools with Frederick residents in attendance. Completed applications must be received by the Town of Frederick no later than Monday March 31, 2014.

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Pedestrian Bridges to be Installed in Historic Firestone for Safe Trail Access

The Town of Firestone plans to install two pedestrian bridges this spring in Historic Firestone to allow for safer trail access. The first bridge will be installed at the south end of the Jacob H. Firestone Memorial Park located at the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Grant Avenue. This area of the trail has a downward slope where water and ice have traditionally collected causing unsafe passage. The second bridge will allow direct access to the trail through the Firestone Villas neighborhood off of Venice Avenue. Both of the bridges will protect health and safety concerns for patrons of the trail, as well as provide a safer route to school for students. The 2014 Town of Firestone budget includes $200,000 for the cost of these two bridges, which will be funded through the Parks Impact Fee Fund. The expenditure was approved by the Firestone Board of Trustees as part of the 2014 budget process.

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ACT Preparation Critical to Success; Tutor Doctor Longmont Can Help Tutor Doctor Longmont Helps Students Reduce Stress, Increase Scores Tutor Doctor Longmont will be hosting 3 free ACT practice test opportunities to students attending St. Vrain Valley School District or residing within the district boundaries. Open to current 10th or 11th grade students, the tests will take place February 15th at the Erie Public Library February 22nd in Frederick at the Carbon Valley Library, and March 3rd in Longmont at the Longmont Public Library. Pre registration is required, and closes one week prior to each session. Seating is limited. Call Tutor Doctor Longmont today at 303-500-3888 with questions and to reserve your seat. With more than 2 million students taking the ACT test every year, competition to get into the best colleges and universities is higher than ever. The best way to help your child prepare for the big test is to hire a professional from Tutor Doctor Longmont. The professional tutors from Tutor Doctor Longmont will not only help alleviate the stress that can come from trying to prepare for the ACT test, but will also help build the skills and habits your teenager will need to succeed. Tutor Doctor Longmont, a rapidly expanding one-on-one, in-home tutoring service is designed to help students, offering the community and students a private, easy way to prepare for the ACT test and even assist in any of area of school work. Local entrepreneur and owner of Tutor Doctor Longmont , Jay Stype, has seen first-hand how valuable tutoring services can be for students looking to achieve higher scores on the ACT test and how it can help get them into the first college or university of their choice. “The ACT test have been an important part of the college admissions process for years and now with more students fighting to get into the best colleges and universities around the country, preparing is more important than ever before,” said Jay Stype. “At Tutor Doctor Longmont, we help students of every ability maximize their potential when getting ready to take the big test. Preparing for the ACT test can be a stressful time, but with our programs that are specifically designed to fit the needs of each individual, we can alleviate the stress and fear that The rise of tutoring is becoming so pervasive that it is changing the face of education. Due to intense competition among students and the need to excel in competitive exams particularly with college placement, this $5 to $7 billion dollar per year industry, once an upper-class phenomenon, has extended to the middle class and beyond. In fact, tutoring has continued to grow at a record pace and in each of the past three years, consumer spending on tutoring has increased 7 percent to 10 percent. The Global Industry Analyst, Inc (GIA) estimates that the industry will reach $102 .8 billion by 2018. “In today’s fast-paced world where dual incomes and high academic competition are the norm, one-on-one, in-home tutoring ensures that each student is being given the utmost attention and tools for success,” said Stype. “It also gives our tutors the satisfaction of seeing their students’ progress and eliminates the parents from becoming a taxi service by not having to bring their children to a tutoring center. We come to you.” In addition to servicing school-age students needing help in various subjects, Tutor Doctor Longmont has also proven valuable for the rapidly growing home-schooled population, as well as for seniors wanting to learn technology skills. About Tutor Doctor Tutor Doctor Longmont was started as an alternative to the “one-to-many” teaching model most extra-curricular learning centers offer by providing a personalized one-on-one, inhome tutoring service to students. The Tutor Doctor Longmont vision is to positively impact the lives of students and their families. Tutor Doctor Longmont is affiliated with the National Tutor Association (NTA) whose mission is to foster the advancement of professional and peer tutoring, support research into best practices and standards for all tutors, support tutor training, advocate for tutor certification, and uphold the NTA Code of Ethics. For more information about Tutor Doctor Longmont visit the web site at www.tutordoctorlongmont .com or 303500-3888 or

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The Carbon Valley Chamber of Commerce Scholarship and School Partnership Committee have announced plans to award two $500 scholarships for 2014. Applications are available to all graduating seniors who reside or attend school in the Carbon Valley (includes homeschooling). The scholarships are being offered to assist students in reaching both their post-secondary education and business career goals. By recognizing that our graduating seniors are our future business leaders, the Carbon Valley Chamber of Commerce has become a willing participant in furthering their education. These scholarships are awarded to students who have shown excellence in academics and setting goals for their careers and demonstrated leadership in their community activities. Eligible students are required to complete the application as well as provide supporting documentation as outlined in the application form. Applications along with the requirements can be found on-line at or by stopping by the Chamber office at 8308 Colorado Boulevard, Suite 203 in Firestone. Private information provided on the applications will be held as such and not shared with other entities. Deadline to submit an application is April 11, 2014. All applications will be reviewed by the Scholarship and School Partnership Committee and presentation of the scholarships will be made by May 30, 2014.

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BMX Track Updates

UPDATE!!! Dacono BMX has some very exciting things to announce. For the 2014 season we will have a brand new track! We are doing a complete track rebuild starting on April 1st. This won't be an ordinary rebuild. This track will be built by the best track builders in the business and will be brand new from the gate to the finish! More details to come. With the new and exciting season ahead of us it is time it start getting everything in order. Coming in March we will be holding a volunteer meeting and start getting everyone involved. A great track is only great with great volunteers. Stayed tuned for a date and time for that. For now these are the only "secrets" I can let you in on. Be ready for great things to come. Things you can help with now: a track rebuild requires a lot of things. If you or someone you know has access to any of these things it would be a great help. -heavy equipment such as front end loader, bob cat, roller ect.. - materials such as dirt, asphalt, tarps, ect.... Please email me if you have any questions or can help

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Single Parent Family Programs

The Pearl Group, a faith-based organization, provides a variety of support programs for single-parent families designed with minimal to no cost, including a transportation program (Car Clinic); the programs offered by The Pearl Group were established to help single-parent families and their dependent children move toward self-sufficiency. Please consider donating your old cars to this worthy cause during this holiday season. All donations are tax deductible. If you can help with this need, please contact Scott Owen at 970-290-5991, or the Director of The Pearl Group, Tessie Gale, at 720-864-9202 or tgale@

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

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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 $7 for members and $10 for guests. Membership enrollment is now open for 2014 so ask us about the benefits. For questions or to RSVP, contact President, Christina Martinez @ 303-887-7790 or Come see what we can do for your business. We can’t wait to meet you!

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


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The Tri-Town Toastmaster’s Club #1112188 has moved to our new location. This club is made up of a diverse group of people who meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesday’s of the month in the Carbon Valley area. Our main purpose is to develop confident public speaking and leadership skills for personal growth in a safe friendly environment. Each meeting lasts an hour and provides a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every individual member can participate and has the opportunity to develop competent oral communication and leadership skills. Terrified to speak in front of a group? Join us to practice. Looking to improve your

communication skills? Don’t worry, there are no instructors or grading; member participation and meeting quality are critiqued by fellow members in a positive yet always room for improvement style. Guests and the general public are always welcome to attend our meetings. You can expect an enjoyable experience with fun, encouragement and networking with business leaders, yet no pressure to participate. We are currently recruiting new members and invite you to attend and bring a friend! Please join us the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at our new location: Rocky Mountain Christian Church - RMCC Fredrick Campus, 5860 Majestic Street, Frederick, CO 80504. For additional questions, contact one of our board members: VP Education, Julia Davis – - 303-775-1106 or VP Membership, Dario Montelongo Jr. – – 720-670-0209 Additional details can be found by visiting: or

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

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

THIRTY-ONE GIFTS for you!!! Signature purses, totes, and eye catching storage solutions. Hostess design parties with great deals and rewards! Catalog viewing at 970.535.0852 [2-14]

PEACE OF MIND PET SERVICES All aspects of pet (and home) care while you're away from your home. Experienced/References • Serving the Tri-Town area. Leave a message for Norma @ 303-833-3164 [3-14]

For Sale: Big Iron Bell, 2ft around, Honda 4-wheeler, Porcelain wood/coal Stove, 4 Tractor 600, 2 Bush Hogs 6ft and 3 ft wide, Variety of motors, 500 gallon water tank, 2-500 gallon steel tanks, 1 portable water irrigation pump, 250 gallon portable tank with fuel pump, 55 Allis Chamber, tractor new Hollan sprayer, 2-500 gallon fuel tanks. Call 720.252.4449. [3-14]

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

Keep your pets at home while you travel the world! I’m an experienced (12 years), reliable pet and house sitter. I will walk, feed, cuddle, entertain and exercise your pets. I can stay at your house or develop a daily schedule for your cats, dogs, horses, birds or reptiles. I can give medication and shots. References available. Price depends on service provided. Call Chelsea at 303-819-3541 or email [3-14]

Keep your pets at home while you travel the world! I’m an experienced (12 years), reliable pet and house sitter. I will walk, feed, cuddle, entertain and exercise your pets. I can stay at your house or develop a daily schedule for your cats, dogs, horses, birds or reptiles. I can give medication and shots. References available. Price depends on service provided. Call Chelsea at 303-819-3541 or email [1-14]


FOR SALE Bradford Exchange "Sunset Splash" And "Dolphin Majesty" dolphin collector plates with certificate of authenticity - artist Lassen; in original packaging, microwave, lingerie chest of drawers, end table, console humidifier on wheels, dishes, books, ACE 1/4 HP Submersible Utility Pump only used a day, call 303-746-1381 [3-14]

PAINTERS & Painter's helpers. Must be clean cut, able to pass background check, have valid driver's license, reliable transportation and phone. Painters must be able to brush, roll, spray. Send resume or work history to [1-14]

Dog Grooming: Licensed Home groomer has availability. Call Brandi for an appointment. 303.359.3102 [3-14]

Lawn Tractor Rescue I offer free haul away of lawn & garden tractors,running or not 303-532-6733 [2-14]

"SPRING BREAK" Mar 22-Mar29 in Albuquerque NM. 2 bdrm / 2 bath condo w/golf privileges. $600 Apr 19-Apr 26 also available. 303-833-3168 [3-14]

Wanted to hire: Experienced Line Cook. Stop in at Pepper Jack's Grille at I-25 & Hwy 52 to fill out application. We are a busy restaurant and need experienced staff. [3-14]

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. [12-13]

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 [1-14]

Free Fertilizer...Bring your shovel and vehicle. 303-833-0345 [3-14] Huge 1300 sq. ft. 2 BR, 1 Ba furnished basement apt. for rent in Frederick. All new appliances, new carpeting, recently remodeled. Washer/dryer and utilities included. Non-smoker and no pets. $950 month. 303.887.2059 [2-14] Do You Have a Green Thumb? I have the Veggie/ Flower garden space for you 303-746-1381 [3-14]

Horse Boarding: $310/month for a stall with attached run; fodder fed, indoor & outdoor arena, round pen, pasture. Brandi 303.359.3102 [3-14]

6 drawer dark wooden desk with two writing pull-out boards, two-5 shelf Narrow wooden bookcases, TV stand on casters. Call 303.746.1381 [3-14]

"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all." Dale Carnegie

ACTIVE ADULTS 55+ 303.833.2739

6615 Frederick Way ● Frederick

Bone Density or Osteoporosis Health Talk March 26 at 10:15am followed by Blood Pressure Clinic with the Fire Department. Learn more about: Manage Pain, Maintain Good Posture, Improve Balance, Improve Muscle Strength, Prevent Falls, How Home Health Care can help you through the use of multiple medications and side effects. As well as ideas on how to strengthen bones. No RSVP will be need. For more info please contact Sherri Klotz at 720-341-7976 or Lunch & Learn Guest Speakers This month, we are pleased to present two guest speakers who will be in-house to answer questions in the lobby during Wednesday’s lunches! This month’s presenters will be: Renee Philpott from Ashley Manor Care Centers on March 5th. Bryan Wilson from First Life Home Care on March 12th. Blood Pressure Checks Have you blood pressure checked before lunch by the wonderful crew from Frederick-Firestone Fire Department! 4th Wednesday of the month at 11:30. Grief Support Group This group is to assist in the grieving process. If you have lost a spouse, friend or loved one, con-sider joining this informal discussion group. (Bring a brown bag lunch or sack if this is your lunch hour. We will provide the drinks. Meets the second and fourth Friday of each month 1:00 pm- 2:30 pm at the Prairie Greens Club House led by Merv and Jane Dick

Cancer Support Meets the second Monday of every month from 11am to 12:30 pm. Meets at the Prairie Green Club House. This caring and sharing group meets with those that have had or presently have cancer. Facilitator: Jane Dick G.I. Coffee Hour Day: Fridays Time: 9:30 am Stop at the senior center for coffee and catch up on the latest news with other veterans. It's all about sharing! We will have snacks or something sweet to go along with the wake-up “black gold!” Up-Coming Trip Announcements! Savannah May 2-12, 2014 $850 Jekyll Island and Beaufort —10 days, Motor Coach, Lodging, tours plus 18 meals. Deposits ($75/ per person) are due NOW Candlelight Dinner Theatre 9 To 5 Date: March 9th {Sunday} Time: 11:45am departure approx. return 5pm Cost: Member, resident/$47 Member, nonresident/$51 Non-member /$61 Deadline: March 5th Remember Dolly Parton in the original? Have some real fun watching it up on stage after a great meal! Black Hawk Gambling Trip Date: March 20th {Thursday} Time: 9:30 am departure approx. return 4pm Cost: Member, resident/$9 Member, non-resident/$11 Non-member /$13 Deadline: March 14th It’s so popular, we had to go again! Sign up for claiming your riches in “them there hills!”

Lunch Menu March 12th Buffet featuring a few favorite entrees, egg rolls, and your choice of rice. Catered by Wah Wok March 19th Corned beef & cabbage with carrots and red potatoes and vanilla pudding. Catered by Pepper Jacks March 26th Meat Lasagna, garlic bread sticks, fresh garden salad and chocolate fudge cake. Catered by Pinocchio’s Cost is $7.00/per person

Senior non-member {Or guest under 55} $10 SilverSneaker® /Senior member $4 SilverSneaker® /non-Senior member $7 **Please call 303-833-2739 by 1:00 pm the Tuesday before if you plan to join us for lunch as they are catered. Call in cancellations must be made by 1:00 pm the Tuesday prior otherwise there will be a lunch charge. **ALL SilverSneaker® members must swipe their card to get the SilverSneaker® member price.

Longmont Museum/Red Lobster Date: March 31st {Monday} Time: 10:30am departure approx. return 2pm Cost: Member, resident/$4 Member, non-resident/$5 Non-member /$6 Deadline: March 13th First we’ll visit the local museum and enjoy the exhibits—-then off to everyone’s favorite for a late lunch. Friday Afternoon Movie Matinee March 7th @ 1:30. Cost is only $.75 and includes a few snacks and drinks. Bring along some snacks to share if you’d like! March’s Movie Pick: “The Bridges of Madison County” starring Clint Eastwood & Meryl Streep. Rated PG-13

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Abundant Life Church Sunday Service at 10am 4380 Highway 66 1/3 mile east of I-25 Longmont, CO 80504 970-535-0311

Computer Classes in March – Erie and Firestone

Are you looking for some friendly instruction in using a computer? Each month a variety of computer classes are offered. Some classes may require registration. • Computer Help Appointments: Call your library at 1-888-861-7323 to arrange a 30-minute, individual appointment to get your computer questions answered. • Digital Library Overview - 6:30 pm. Carbon Valley Regional Library, 7 Park Avenue, Firestone. Join us as we take you through the step-by-step process to set up, customize and populate your own website, using Weebly. There’s no need to own a domain, we will show you how to build a website with only a few hours of work. Whether you’re looking to make a site for a small business, non-profit or a travel blog, we’ll get you started in your project. (Participants should have current email address, good keyboard, mouse and web navigation skills.) Registration required. Wednesday, March 26 – Carbon Valley Regional Library, 6:30 pm The Carbon Valley Regional Library is located at 7 Park Avenue in Firestone, and Erie Community Library is located at 400 Powers Street in Erie. For more information about the District’s computer classes check out the High Plains Library District web page at, or call 1-888-861-7323 for a complete schedule of classes.

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

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

Carbon Valley Seventh-Day Adventist Church 422 8th St. #A, Dacono, CO 80514 Sabbath School 9:45 A.M. Saturday Worship Service 11:15 A.M. Pastor Frank Wilson 720-939-5472 First Baptist Church of Dacono Sun. School 10:00a Morning Service 11a Sun. Eve. 6p Wed. Prayer Meeting 6p 717 Dahlia St., Dacono, 303-833-2527 Pastor Samuel Sanchez Northern Hills Christian Church Services & Sun. School at 9:09a & 10:44a Saturday Service at 5:05 p.m. 720-685-1717 5061 E. 160th Ave., Dacono/Brighton Pastor Thomas The Fort Foursquare Church Sun. Worship 11:00 AM 217 4th St., Dacono, CO 80514 Pastor David Findley Frederick Living Water North Gate Thursday’s: Youth Group 7pm Friday’s: Celebrate Recovery 7pm Sunday’s: Donuts, Coffee & Juice 9-10am Sunday’s: Celebration Time - 10am First Saturday of every month: The Brook Worship Night at 7pm Call 303-668-1329 for current Home Groups and Bible Studies info 7073 Colo. Blvd. Frederick Pastor: Steve Owings L.I.F.E. Fellowship Sun. School 9a & Service 10a 451 Oak St., Frederick (303)451-5433 Pastor Brady Thornton St. Theresa Catholic Church 502 Walnut Street, Frederick Mass: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 8:30am Saturday: 6:00pm Sun.: 10:30am and 12:30pm Espanol & 5:00pm Espanol (303) 833-2966 Fr. Hernan Florez, Pastor

St. Dimitrie the New Orthodox Church Saturdays 6:00p Vespers, Bible Study Sun. 9:00a Matins;10:00a Divine Liturgy Sun. School 11:00a 6060 Puritan Lane, Frederick, CO 80516 303 460-7035; Rev. Fr. Loan Bogdan Rocky Mountain Christian Church Frederick Campus Non-denominational Christian Sun. Worship 9:30 & 11:00 a.m. 5860 Majestic St (CR13 N. of Hwy 52), Frederick 303.652.2211 Lead Pastor Shan Moyers St. Brigit Episcopal Church Sun. Worship: 9:30am 110 Johnson St. Frederick 720-208-0280 Pastor: Felicia SmithGraybeal Cowboy Christian Fellowship Wednesdays from 7-8 p.m. Rinn UMC 3783 Weld Cty Rd 20 Frederick Sue-Marie or Galen at 3- 661-0841. or e-mail Frederick Foursquare Spanish Church Sun. Services 10:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m. Wed. at 7:00 p.m. 720-933-7117 211 Dunmire St., Evanston, between Frederick and Firestone Pastor Laura Salazar Rinn United Methodist Church Worship 9:30a Sun. School 10:45a Cowboy Fellowship Weds. 7:00p 3783 WCR 20 & I-25 W., Frontage Rd. 303-776-1578 Rev. Barbara Johns-Schleicher

Tri-Town Baptist Church Sun. School 9:00a Worship 10:00a & 5p Wed. King’s Kids 6:30 Bible Study 7:00 420 Johnson St. (Oak St.), Frederick 303-833-2826 Pastor Don Veazey Firestone Prairie Community Church Worship Service Sun. at 10:30 a.m. (303)651-1640 Coal Ridge M.S., 6201 Booth Dr, Firestone Pastor Brian Thompson

The Tri Town Community Seniors, Inc.

Is Holding a public meeting at the High Plains Public Library Building just off Sable Rd. in Firestone, Co. It will be held in the large meeting room just to the left as you enter, from 11:00am to 1:00pm on Tuesday the 25th of March. The purpose of the meeting is to respond to questions from the Seniors in the community interested in being a part of this organization or to serve on one of the committees we are forming to allow public input. Please bring your questions and we will do our best to answer them. We look forward to seeing you there.

Grace Point Community Church Firestone, CO 80520 720-217-3407 Pastor Tim Lyon

New Hope Fellowship/Erie Baptist Church Corner of Cheeseman & High, Erie Sun. 10:00 am & Children’s 10:30 am (303) 828-0638 Pastor Dr. Mitch Gardne

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

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

Erie St. Luke Orthodox Church (Eastern Rite) 8:00 a.m. Orthros, 9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy, Sun. School 11:15 a.m. 303 665-4013 ( 722 Austin Ave. Erie CO 80516 Fr. David Mustian, Pastor Life Song Church of Erie Sun. School 9:15a Service 10:15a 303-828-1040 500 Briggs St., Erie St. Scholastica Catholic Church Liturgy: Tuesday 6:00pm Saturday 3:00pm ; Sun. 9:00am 303-828-4221 or 303-833-2966 Main & Wells in Erie, CO Fr. Hernan Florez, Administrator La Iglesia Bautista Messiahville le ofrece un servicio Cristiano en Espanol todos los Lunes alas 7:00 p.m. La direccion es 4700 County Road 6 en Erie Transportacion gratis llame 303-669-5180 Impact Rock Church (303) 835-4214 470 Briggs St Erie, CO 80516 Rejoice Lutheran Church Sun. Worship: 8:00am and 10:30am Renovations are completed & we are worshipping at 3413 Lowell Lane, Erie. 303-828-3953 Pastor Ruby Narucki Living the Truth Ministries Bible believing Church; We want to grow with you. Sun. 10 am and 6 pm Thursday 6 pm 545 Main St., Erie, CO (720)272-2026 Pastor Carl Gerdes

Erie United Methodist Church 604 Holbrook St, Erie (across Town Hall) Sun. School 9:30a.m. (for all ages) Worship 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided 303-828-3906 Pastor Jim Calhoun Mead Abundant Life Church Sun. Service & Sun. School 10:00a 970-535-0311 4380 Hwy. 66 (.3 mile east of I-25 on south) Pastor Jim Coleman Guardian Angels Catholic Church 15179 3rd Ave. (WCR 7) in Mead Daily Mass: Mon 5:30p Tu-Th 7:30a Fri 8:30am Sat Anticipatory Mass: 5:30 pm Sun. 7:30, 9:00 & 10:30 am 1st Sunday: 6:00p mass in lieu of 7:30a 970-535-0721 Rev. Alan Hartway, Administrator Mead United Methodist Church Sun. Worship - 9:00am 511 Palmer Ave, Mead, (970)535-4249 Pastor Mark Heiss Longmont Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church Sun. Services 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. 640 Alpine St., Longmont, CO 80504 303-776-1789 Calvary Chapel of Longmont Sun. Service @ 09:30am Thursday Worship & Prayer @ 07:00pm 1801 Sunset Place Suite D in Longmont 303-870-1861 Pastor: Michael Patrick

LifeBridge Christian Church Worship Saturdays at 5 p.m. & Sundays at 9:30 & 11 a.m. 10345 Ute Hwy, Longmont 303.776.2927 Pastor Rick Rusaw Platteville St. John Ev. Lutheran Church Sun. School & Bible Class - 9:00 a.m. Sun. Worship - 10:00 a.m. 310 Byers Ave - Platteville (970)785-2021 Pastor Wm. Leerssen Messiahville Baptist 4700 CR 6 (east of I-25) Sun. School 9:45a Service 11a 720-253-5783 Pastor Corey Seulean Pastor Moore New Life in Christ Church Iglesia Nueva Vida en Cristo Sun Service 11:00/Servicio Domingo 11:00 a Tues. Bible Study 7:00 pm Martes Estudio Biblico 7:00 pm We are a bilingual church. Somos una iglesia bilingue. 307 Salisbury Ave., Platteville, CO (303)833-2870 Pastor Jose V. Saenz Ft. Lupton Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church Sun. Worship 9:00 a.m. Sun. School & Bible Study 10:30 a.m. (303) 857-6827 650 S. Park Ave. Ft. Lupton Pastor Keith L. Besel Saint Andrews Episcopal Church Worship 8am Sun. 303-650-6170 204 Park Avenue Ft. Lupton Reverend Gary Sitton Lafayette Flatirons Community Church 355 W South Boulder Road, Lafayette Sat. 5p & 6:45p and Sun. 9a & 10:45a 303-664-5524 Jim Bergen St. Columba Orthodox Church Anglican/ Western Rite Sun. Matins 8:30a, Divine Liturgy 9:30a 726 N 119th at Highway 7, Lafayette 720-208-6281 Fr. Les Bundy, Pastor

Cairn Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Progressive, Open and Engaged Sunday Worship:10:00 a.m. Education Hour: 11:30 a.m. 1700 Stonehenge Drive Lafayette, CO 80026 303-442-1861 (p); 303-442-6413 (f) Rev. Dr. Charisa Hunter-Crump CharisaHunterCrump@ Misc Areas Seventh Day Baptist Church Sabbath (Saturday) Worship 9:45 am Sabbath School 11:30 am 303-541-9097 6710 Arapahoe Rd. Boulder Pastor Steve Osborn Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Highland Lake Ward Sacrament Meeting 11 a.m. 1721 Red Cloud Road, Longmont Bishop Jarom John 303.968.5691 Rinn Valley Ward Sacrament Meeting 9 a.m. 9029 Grand Mesa Avenue, Frederick Bishop Paul Glover 303-702-7313 Saddleback Ward Sacrament Meeting 11 a.m. 9029 Grand Mesa Avenue, Frederick Bishop David Parker 303-833-2121 Northern Hills Church Meets Sundays at 9:00 and 10:45am 5061 E. 160th Ave Brighton, CO (on Hwy 7) 720.685.1717 Pastor Rob Kelly If your church is in the Tri-Towns, Erie, or Mead—please e-mail information and we will be happy to list it here, free of charge, to

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The Carbon Valley Consumer Report—Bringing Residents Information About Area Businesses Monkey Butt, you turned 2 on Feb. 20th. You are so smart and adorable and you make my life full of joy because you are sooooo funny! WE LOVE YOU MONKEY BUTT, FROM GMA ,PAPA KEVIN,UNCLE RICK LOVE FROM MOM & DAD TOO!

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

Happy 7th Birthday Layne. We love you and are so proud of you. Love, Daddy, Mommy, Larissa, and Lexsie

"Happy 3rd birthday to our adorable granddaughter Stephanie....We love you bunches, Nana & Papa."

Happy 5th birthday to our wonderful granddaughter Trinidy....We love you bunches, Nana & Papa.

Library News

Carbon Valley Regional Library

The Carbon Valley Regional Library is located at 7 Park Avenue, Firestone. For more information on any of the programs listed, visit or call 1-888-861-7323. z AARP Tax-Aide - AARP Foundation TaxAide counselors will be available to provide free income tax preparation and e-filing for qualified taxpayers. These fully trained and certified volunteers can prepare and e-file Federal and State of Colorado tax forms. The mission of the program is to provide high quality free income tax assistance to low-and moderate-income taxpayers, with special attention to those ages 60 and older. Assistance is by appointment only. Call 1-888-861-7323 for more information and to reserve your spot today. Please know that these counselors cannot do complicated returns. – 10:00 am. Friday, March 7 and 21.

z Prescription for Health: Fears and Myths of Memory Loss - Not all memory loss is to be feared. Learn about the different types of memory loss, including dementia and Alzheimer's. Come explore ideas for support, treatment, and reducing risk. This series is a community partnership with CommunityCare and Encompass Home Health. – 10:30 am. Tuesday, March 11. z Exploring Instruments - Trying to decide if you want to play an instrument? Join the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities as they demonstrate various instruments and give you a chance to try them out. A great learning opportunity for students who are thinking about joining the band! Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out 1/2 hour prior to program. For participants in 5th grade and higher. 1:00 pm. Saturday, March 15. z Spring Break Guitar Boot Camp – Guitar heroes aren't born- they're made! Join us from 2:00 to 4:00 pm beginning Monday, March 31, 2014 and ending Thursday, April 3, 2014 to learn the basics of playing the guitar, including keys and chords, rhythm, and recording. Don't have a guitar of your own? No problem! Guitars will be provided to each participant for use during the week of the program. There will be an instructor, guided online learning, iPad apps, and plenty of opportunities to converse with other guitar newbies and learn from each other. This program is designed for teens with little or no experience playing the guitar. Space is limited- sign up today! – 2:00 pm. Monday, March 31.

"God uses broken things. It takes broken soil to produce a crop, broken clouds to give rain, broken grain to give bread, broken bread to give strength. It is the broken alabaster box that gives forth perfume. It is Peter, weeping bitterly, who returns to greater power than ever." Vance Havner

Happy 15th birthday, Jordan! We cannot express how proud we are of the young woman you've become! Keep reaching for the stars, kiddo! Love, Dad, Jenni, & Caleb

Happy Birthday to our sweet Nadine! You are going to be 3! We love you so much and can hardly wait for another year of joy with you in our lives! Love, Mommy, Daddy, big sister Nora and Grandma Pat

The Fruit of the Spirit Galatians 5

by Carl Brady (Solution on page 27)

Erie Community Library

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

z Free Tax Return Preparation for Seniors - The Erie Library is participating with the AARP TaxAide program to provide free income tax return preparation for tax year 2013. The program is available to taxpayers with low to moderate income, with special attention to those 60 years and older. Trained and experienced Tax-Aide volunteers will be available at the Erie Library to confidentially review your tax situation, prepare your Federal return and Colorado state return, and electronically file your returns. Taxpayers with extremely complex tax returns that cannot be prepared by Tax-Aide volunteers will be referred to professional tax preparers. For more information and to make an appointment, call the library at 720.685.5205. – 1 pm. Wednesday, March 5, 12, 19 and 26.

z Electronics Lab with CU Science Discovery - In this hands-on lab, students will learn how modern solidstate electronics work by building live circuits with transistors, resistors, and capacitors. The function of these basic electronic components is revealed as students dim lights with resistors, flash lights with capacitors, turn lights on and off with a transistor and a balloon, and make buzzers buzz with water, light or a handshake. Registration required. – 4:00 pm; Tuesday, March 11. z Garden Talk: Getting the Most Out Of Your Home Garden - Join author and urban homesteading expert Sundari Kraft as she shows us ways to maximize the yield in in our home gardens. – 6:30 pm; Thursday, March 13. z Business Start-Up Orientation - This free comprehensive program has been designed to be a starting place for anyone who is considering jumping into business for the first time (or the second time with a better outcome). This seminar will provide you with a Colorado Start-Up Guide, free library resources to support your business and websites, as well as a general overview of the things to consider when starting a business, including: business licensing requirements, business taxes you are required to pay, legal forms of organization, components of a business plan, marketing essentials, management requirements, financial planning, funding your business, grant opportunities, putting a business plan together, and launching your business. Registration required. – 6 pm. Thursday, March 27.

ACROSS 1 Pas’ sweethearts 4 Fine spray 8 A fruit of the Spirit 12 A fruit of the Spirit 14 General Bradley or Actor Sharif 15 Tortoise racer 16 A fruit of the Spirit 18 Tel. no. add-on 20 Wading bird 21 A fruit of the Spirit 23 Second afterthought in a letter (abbr.) 24 Letters in many black church names 25 The Kingston 27 TV’s “L.A. ” 29 A fruit of the Spirit 32 Newsman Koppel 33 A bases-loaded triple earns you three 34 Yes, in Paris 35 A fruit of the Spirit 36 A fruit of the Spirit 37 Macaroni type 40 Classified items

41 A fruit of the Spirit 45 Corp. bigwig 48 Grant, “The Wayward Wind” singer, 1956 49 A fruit of the Spirit 51 Actress Ione 52 “The children were nestled all in their beds” 53 Letters on a brandy bottle DOWN 1 Speed limit abbr. 2 Small battery size 3 Broadcasted, as on Netflix 4 Acadia National Park locale (abbr.) 5 Pen filler 6 Biol. or chem. 7 Midmorning 8 Lousiana’s Huey and family 9 Biblical measure 10 Bouquet holder 11 Formerly, once 13 “ sometimes but not often.” (Average

student’s lament) 2 wds 17 Railroad station 19 Chemical element with atomic number 52 20 Let up 21 Bowler’s target 25 Frozen dessert chain 26 French royal 27 French king for 72 years 28 Dismounted 30 Displeased look 31 Square corner (var.) 2 wds 35 Actress Foster 36 Do, Re, Mi, , Sol, La ... 37 Omelet ingredients 38 Stare 39 One over par (var.) 42 Sounds of hesitation 43 N.B.A. player at Phoenix 44 Texas univ. 46 UFO occupants 47 Church affiliated teen grp. 50 An investigative official (abbr.)

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

Mary Maxine Calmette 1920 to February 21, 2014

In loving memory of Nicholaus Kenneth Abkes. November 27,1980-March 22, 2012. We love and miss you Nick. Love, Dad, Mom, Lance, Alyssa, Layne, Larissa, Lexsie, Marissa, & Family.

Donald Currie

January 16, 1930 to February 9, 2014

Donald Currie, of Firestone, died February 9, at Frontier Therapy Center. He was 84. Don was born on January 16, 1930 in Durango, Colorado to George Donald Currie and Janet Kathryn Scott Currie. He went to school at Allison through 3rd grade, then moved to Bayfield. The family lived in Bayfield and on the HuBar Dude Ranch which belonged to his grandfather, Hugh George Currie. An early pioneer family, he was accustomed to being outdoors and hard work. He spent his life working for the National Park System, ranching and related ranch “trades”. In his teens, the family moved to Silver City, N.M. where Don finished his school years. At Age 14, he worked at his Uncle Fiske’s dairy and delivered milk around the area; including deliveries to the German prisoners of war at Fort Bayard, N.M. Following graduation from Silver City High School, he joined the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He loved his country and his opportunity to serve it. Don married Charlotte Johnson, which resulted in divorce, but from this marriage came son Donald and twin daughters Janet and Julie. Don then met and married Barbara Lee Gardnier, together they had three children: Gary, Tina and Cathy. Barbara passed away in 1993. Alone again, Don then met and married Barbara Fenn Lebsack on December 10, 1994 in Longmont. Don began his ranching career in the Four Corners area. He began working for the National Park, serving as a firefighter in Arizona wildfires. He would later work for National Park, including Bent Fort, near Las Animas, Colorado. He took various ranching jobs in the southwest and mountain states. His love for cattle, horses and caring for the land was special to him. He had worked for the Aristocrat Angus and Houston family for the past 20 years. While in Las Animas, Colorado he also opened a shoe and leather shop, where he became an expert at saddle making and ranching leather works, transferring those skills to Augusta, Kansas where he opened another shoe repair and leather shop. Don was a talented fisherman, big game hunter, especially enjoying his time while working in the Grand Teton’s. A wonderful story teller, his easiest subject was to simply share the adventuresome and exciting life he had led. Preceding him in death were his parents; special grandfather George Hugh Currie; son Donald; his brother James and a granddaughter Shayne Friday. Surviving are his wife Barbara of Firestone; son Gary (Wilma) Currie of Arvada; ; Tina Currie of Gilbert, Arizona; Cathy (Earl) Avara of Byers, Colorado; Janet Buck of Odessa, Nebraska; Julia (Eugene) Gongaware of Havelock, North Carolina; step daughter Tracie (Ken) DeFeo of Hudson; step son Jim Lebsack of Thornton; 21 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren and his brother George Robert Currie and his wife Judy of Bella Vista, Arkansas. Private services and interment have been held. A Memorial Celebration will be announced later this spring. Contributions are requested to the Wounded Warriors Project, 1 S. Nevada Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO. 80903.

Town of Firestone Receives Financial Reporting Award Six Years Running

Mary Maxine Calmette passed away February 21, 2014 at Silverado Assisted Living. She was 93. Maxine was born in Longmont in 1920 to Henry and Bertha Brennan of Mead, Colorado. She had two brothers, James Brennan and Francis Brennan, and one sister Kathryn Damon (now deceased). She grew up on the family farm in Mead and attended Pearl Howlette Grade School in Mead and Johnstown High School. The family moved to Longmont in 1939 and Maxine graduated from Longmont High School. Maxine worked at Oscar’s Fireside Inn and as an assistant bookkeeper at Troxell Chevrolet prior to her marriage. During WWII, she worked as a time keeper and bookkeeper for Kuner-Empson in Longmont. She retired from Ball Brothers in 1982 after 17 years of employment. Maxine married Richard E. (Dick) Calmette in 1942. They had three daughters, Vivian, Jeanette and Patty. As an expert seamstress, she made beautifully designed clothes for all of her girls. She loved spending hours designing and sewing many projects throughout the years. Maxine was very active volunteering for the Girl Scouts, PTA and the Alter and Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Church and Catholic School. She was also an active volunteer member of the American Legion and the Veteran of Foreign Wars Auxiliaries, donating endless hours to help others. Maxine and her husband Dick bought their Longmont home in 1946. She loved Longmont and was very proud to be a Colorado native and to have lived in the same house for 65 years. One of her favorite things in life was having all of their family and friends in their home for wonderful parties. She always said “the more, the merrier.” Maxine was loved by her family and friends for her kindness, generosity and wonderful Irish spirit. Maxine loved gardening-especially her expensive rose garden, which was admired by many. She created beautiful bouquets for her family. She was very creative in crochet, cross stitch, needlepoint and many other crafts, which she shared with her family. Maxine thoroughly enjoyed her extensive collection of dolls and roosters. She was also a big fan of the Denver Broncos and Colorado Rockies. Maxine is survived by her daughters Patty Calmette and husband Larry of Arvada, Colorado, Jeanette Calmette and husband Monty of Long Beach, California and Vivian Riley and husband Pat of Walden, Colorado. She is also survived by her four grandsons and one great granddaughter Christian Calmette-Noyes of Arvada, Colorado, David Riley of Walden, Colorado, Steve Hansen, wife Nikki and daughter Samantha of Pueblo, Colorado and Greg Hansen of Hauula, Hawaii. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews and their families Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church on February 28 with inurnment following at Ft. Logan National Cemetery. Please Share your memories and condolences at

Claude William Kage, Jr.

December 20, 1936 - February 17, 2014

Claude William Kage, Jr. of Ft. Lupton died at his residence on February 17, 2014. He was 77. Claude was born in Plattsmouth, Nebraska on December 20, 1936 to Claude William Kage, Sr. and Edna Arabelle Ferguson. He grew up in Plattsmouth and the Lincoln area and moved to Loveland in 1955. He married Rosie Ramirez on November 27, 1957 in Loveland, Colorado. Claude managed Longmont Rendering for 20 years then owned and managed his own pet food business, C & K Greyhound Supply. Claude loved and adored his family, especially spending time with his grandkids and having barbeques. Claude was a “tinkerer” working on his tractors, his red truck, and older cars and always helping the neighbors. He loved gardening, the mountains, and animals. He had greyhound dogs that he raced, dogs and horses that he spent time with. Claude was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Viola Brennan and a brother Jim Kage. He is survived by his wife Rosie; his children: Edward Kage of Greeley, Mike and Patty Schultz of Ft. Lupton, Ken and Lisa Kage of Longmont, Rick and Donna Frank of Loveland, Claude “Buzz” and Terri Kage of Ft. Lupton, Rosemary Olinger of Johnstown, and Joseph and Jessica Kage of Greeley; 18 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and his siblings: Claudette Brennan of Beatrice, NE, Dan and Janet Kage of Cook, NE, Larry and Maria Kage of Ft. Morgan and Gary and Linda Cozad of Lincoln, NE. A celebration of Claude’s life was Friday, February 21. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Howe Mortuary and Cremation Services. Memorials may be given to Agape Hospice, 6041 S. Syracuse Way, Ste. 220, Greenwood village, Co 80111 or American Leukemia Foundation, PO Box 2270, Roswell, Georgia 30077. Share condolences with the family at

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FIRESTONE, Colorado – For the sixth year in a row, the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the Town of Firestone by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The certificate of achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting. Its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management. The 2012 CAFR was judged by select members of the GFOA professional staff and the GFOA Special Review Committee. The report met the high standards of the program, including demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the report.

Director of Finance Ron Lay considers this award a testament to the financial integrity of the Town as it represents a significant accomplishment by both elected officials and staff alike. Staff members who assisted in the reporting include: Allison Westerhold, Senior Accountant; Linda O’Keefe, Accountant; April Smith, Accounts Payable; and Kristi Ritter, Communications and Community Outreach Coordinator. The GFOA established this award program in 1945 to encourage and assist state and local governments to go beyond the minimum financial reporting to fully disclose financial reports for the public. The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving approximately 17,500 government finance professionals with offices in Chicago and Washington, D.C.

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Del Ray LePore of Longmont, died February 15, 2014 in Colorado Springs. He was 73. Del was born on February 9, 1941 in Great Bend, Kansas. He moved to Longmont when he was four, where he resided with his parents Isabelle and Tony LePore. He graduated from Longmont High School in 1959, where he lettered in football, basketball and track. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army. Del married Sharon Cardinal on September 28, 1980 in Longmont. Del spent his entire career as a painting contractor. He owned and operated LePore’s Painting. For the past 40 years, he has had the University of Colorado-Boulder, campus painting contract. He was a hard and dedicated worker and a perfectionist in assuring all was done the “right way”. He had many of his children and grandchildren participate in the business through the years. Preceding him in death are his parents Isabelle and Tony LePore and brother-in-law Jerry Bradford. Surviving are his wife, Sheri LePore of Longmont; son Craig (JoAnn) Hammer of Westminster; daughters Wendi (Ced) Nafziger of Longmont; Kimberly (Mike) Puzo of Longmont; and Sheridon (T.J.) Simington of Firestone; a sister Carol Bradford of Berthoud , a brother Terron (Norma) LePore of Longmont. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren. Joshua and Ryan Nafziger; Austin Hammer; Jeramy, Gina and Beth Puzo; Caitlin, Jay and Shayla Simington; Robert & Kyle Hatheway. He is also survived by niece Rehnay Bradford and nephew Kirk Bradford. A funeral service was held February 20 in Longmont, followed by interment at the Longmont Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, 1 S. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903.

Robert Lee Holland was born August 5, 1927 in Superior, Wyoming to Roy and Grace Holland. His early years were spent in Erie, Colorado and Ft. Lupton, Colorado where he attended school. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II joining in September, 1944. He also served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. Robert (Bob) married Donna Rose of Longmont July 14, 1946. They were married in the Callahan House of Longmont where they also celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in July 2006. They were married for 67 years in total. Bob was a Kirby Vacuum Cleaner Distributor for the state of Wyoming, as well as the cities of Des Moines, Iowa and Boulder, Colorado until his retirement from the Kirby Company in 1991. After a short hiatus from the work day, Bob and Donna then worked for the Hoover Company as Demonstrators for 11 years finally retiring together in 2004. While in Wyoming, Bob and Donna along with their two children, enjoyed boating with family and friends at Alcova Reservoir and were involved with the Casper Troopers Drum and Bugle Corp, where their son Bob Jr. was a member of the bugle line. Once back in Colorado, Bob and his family enjoyed many interests that included riding and showing horses and playing tennis on their own tennis court at their home in Niwot, Colorado. After fully retiring, Bob became an avid reader. He enjoyed taking care of his home in Frederick, Colorado. Also, he enjoyed working crossword puzzles with his wife and so much more. His interests and mentoring to his family are too numerous to list. He was a tireless loving husband to his beloved Donna. Bob was a devoted, patient and loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He is survived by his wife Donna and children Robert Holland Jr. and his wife Susan and son Christopher Holland and his wife Mary Jane, nephews Jack Holland and Larry Holland and their spouses and four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers and one sister. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.

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Lorraine E. Miller, of Frederick, died February 17, 2014 at the Peaks Care Center in Longmont. She was born August 31, 1924 in Frederick, Colorado the daughter of Camillo and Mary (Digesualdo) Marcantonio. Lorraine lived her entire life in Frederick, and was a familiar face around town, working for a number of years at Pete’s Place. She was also a member of the VFW and of the Carbon Valley Senior Citizen Center. She will be remembered for her cooking and for her love of family and friends. Survivors include her son Dallas (Michelle) Miller of Frederick, CO and her daughter Cammie (Rick) Arneson of Erie, CO. She is further survived by five grandchildren: Denise, Kirsten, Carrie, Nicole and Sean and four great grandchildren. Preceding her in death are her parents, her brothers Pete, William and Frankie Marcantonio and her sister Flora Walters. A Rosary and Mass of Christian Burial were held February 21. Burial followed at Longmont Mountain View Cemetery. Contributions in Lorraine’s memory are requested to St. Theresa’s Building Fund.

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Michael Anthony Tomassoni of Frederick died February 4, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was 46 years old. Mike was born on March 27, 1967 in Warren, PA to Daniel Joseph and Nancy Lee (Malvey) Tomassoni. He grew up in Warren and earned an Associate’s Degree from Williamsport Community College. He married Jill Nichole Hepp in Frederick, CO on July 27, 2002. Mike was a valued employee at PTA Plastics in Boulder. He was a bass guitar player in a band, enjoyed hunting, and when he was younger, snow skiing and building motorcycles. He was a coach on his son’s baseball team and a member of the Knights of Columbus. Mike was an active member at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church serving in the choir and volunteering when needed. He was very committed to his family and his church. Mike was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Catherine and a sister, Anne Marie Tomassoni. He is survived by his wife Jill; his four children: Anthony Michael, Jacob Daniel, Gianna Therese, and Angelica Marie. He is also survived by his parents of Warren, PA, a brother, Joseph Daniel of Warren, PA; grandparents Anthony and Alice Tomassoni also of Warren, PA, and by several nieces, nephews, and other extended family members. He will be missed by his family, co-workers, friends, and church members. A Rosary and Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church February 11. Private burial was held in Silver Cliff, Colorado. Please share your memories and condolences with Mike’s family at teamtomassoni

Carbon Valley Help Center To Celebrate 1st Anniversary with Open House

FIRESTONE, Colorado – The Carbon Valley Help Center will celebrate its 1st anniversary in operation by hosting an open house for the public on Feb. 28, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at their location at 150 Buchanan Ave. in Firestone. Help Center volunteers and board members plan to make this open house a celebration of the Center’s accomplishments in its first year, as well as an opportunity to look forward to how they can even further help people throughout the Carbon Valley area. In its first year of operation, the Carbon Valley Help Center has helped more than 350 clients in the area by providing information referral and emergency food supply. Founded in 2013, the Carbon Valley Help Center is a local nonprofit serving the Carbon Valley region and the communities of Firestone, Frederick and Dacono. The Carbon Valley Help Center opened in February 2013 and continues to grow in its mission to help people in immediate need move toward self-sufficiency. The Carbon Valley Help Center is a 501(c)3 focused on helping people in immediate need move toward self sufficiency by unifying Carbon Valley resources. Located at 150 Buchanan Ave. in Firestone, the center is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with appointments recommended. For more information about the Help Center, call 303-833-6626, visit www.carbonvalleyhelpcenter. org or email

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