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Richard Rude’s Rustic Full Circle: A New Barber in Town Furniture

It’s no secret that over a million acres of Colorado forests have been killed by beetles. But a man and his son are doing something good, very good, with what is left behind. Richard Rude and his son, Adrian, design and construct custom log furniture and accessories from the beetle-kill pine. Safety and sustainability drive Richard in his endeavor to do his part in removing some of the dead trees which are now dreadful fire hazards, especially in this dry season. The products they produce utilize dead trees, which he cuts into usable lumber and then shapes into one-of-kind pieces of furniture, picture frames, coat trees, walking sticks, shelves, flooring, and trim, amongst other items. He moved to Vail in 1966 and fell in love with the wood furniture there. He’s been building furniture for more than 35 years and has passed his love and talent to his son, his righthand-man. Richard says, “There is so much dead wood, it’s unbelievable.� W h i l e Richard has been retired for fifteen years, he finds himself working now, more than ever. The men keep busy with continual orders and personal projects. He recently helped renovate

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Todd Fischer was one of the last to get a haircut from Margie Fajardo, a Carbon Valley icon and owner of Margie’s Barber Shop. Her shop, at 234 5th Street in Frederick, is now home to Mr. Todd’s Barber Shop, complete with the original red and white barber pole. Opening in early to mid June, Todd wants Margie to be the first one to cross the threshold. A privilege for each of them. Watch for the Grand Opening dates on the CVCR Facebook and in the June issue of the CVCR. Some people would say Todd’s experiences of the last few years were a wonderful conglomeration of coincidences. NOT Todd. Since the beginning, he knew God’s hand has been involved. Todd says, “One day I was taking a walk, trying to get into shape, and it hit me. The thought barbering or barber shop was strong in my mind. Yet, I’ve never cut hair in my life.� Since the idea didn’t leave, Todd pondered it. But he had a great job and was secure in it so Todd simply looked into the career of barbering. Two weeks later, Todd was fired. It was completely out of the blue. The boss who fired Todd told him it was nothing personal but they had to let him go. Todd said, “I had to console the boss.� Talking to his own barber, Todd learned more about the field and ended up going to school at the Emily Griffith School for Barbering. What he later found out is that Margie Fajardo also attended the Emily Griffith

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St. Theresa: Contemporary Tradition

If you drive past 502 Walnut Street in Frederick on a regular basis, then you’ve surely witnessed weddings, Quinceaùeras, or one of several Masses held throughout the week. Plus many locals, whether of Catholic faith or not, have been in St. Theresa to say goodbye to a loved one, a friend, a neighbor, or a business colleague. St. Theresa Catholic Church is a hub of unity and activity and people all over the Carbon Valley have, in some way, benefitted from the works therein. The quaint beautiful brick building, built in 1938 by coal miners (formed in 1923) is now unable to accommodate the 500 families that regularly attend mass and utilize many of the 9 ministries offered at the church. St. Theresa holds Spanish and English masses, drawing from, not only the Carbon Valley, but Longmont, Ft. Lupton and Brighton, as well. With the growth has come the necessity to expand the facilities. Thanks to the generosity of Marcus Pocowitz, developer of Moore Farms, for donating the land, the congregation is able to move forward with their Investment in Our Faith, Family and Future building project. The 9.5 acre property is located east of

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The Cost of Love I gave birth to children in the years 1978, 1980, 1984 and 1988. I buried children in the years 1990 and 2002. And so far, I’ve been given the opportunity to love my other two children all the years since. But it’s frightening to love with the knowledge that one or both children could die, anytime. I love my children beyond imagination. If I had my way, they would still live at home, under my care and protection, and most assuredly, I’d smother them. That’s what goes on inside my being, my heart. On the outside, however, I am actually reserved in my expression of love toward them. I withhold what I truly want to express. I do this because of fear; fear of losing them and fear of them withdrawing from me. Every day I struggle to find a balance. Instead of calling, I send a text so I don’t come across pushy. I suggest getting together for dinner…in the future. I always give them a choice, an out. I do that with friends too. I started guarding my heart for the inevitable loss of friendship in 1991…one of my dearest friends ended up moving out of state at one of the worst times in my life. We were sitting outside at the south Dairy Queen in Longmont when she told me she and her family were moving to California. It was just after the one-year anniversary of my daughter’s death. I guess I’ve never healed from that though I do not harbor anger or unforgiveness. It just made me protect my heart. While I have 100’s of people I am friendly with, in actuality, we are acquaintances. I have a few people that are very dear to me. They are my friends and we are friends. However, I keep them at arm’s length. I would do whatever I can for them if they needed me but I don’t spend much time with them. Because of the past, I build a thin barrier keeping me from making a total connection with anybody. Marriage too…with three under my belt…I am grateful, this month, to be celebrating 21 years with my husband, Mike. It has been hard for both of us; each with 3 marriages, blended families, and exes. These experiences added to the insecurities of connecting to and loving others. And then there is family i.e. siblings, cousins, parents, in-laws, outlaws…need I say more? But every single person in my life that I think about as I write this, I have loved. And sometimes it’s been hard to love them especially if I sensed they did not return that love. Of course there were times others have actually said they did not love me or said they hated me. When I care, I invest every part of myself. Sometimes it seems that investment ends up costing me more than it was worth.

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What is love worth? Can you put a value on that “feeling or emotion?” I feel like I paid the ultimate price for love. I gave birth to Alisha. I loved her intensely. I would have given my life for her. Instead, she died. Her death nearly killed me. The same with Jason. For years I’ve been the walking dead. Wake up, do the work, return phone calls, (I’d say answer the door but I’d be lying), go to bed, start another day. Is love worth the pain and heartache so often associated with it? Of course it is. Loving Alisha and Jason was not what nearly killed me. It was “not being able to love them” that did the damage. Fear has kept me stifled for years…since August 7, 1990 to be exact. That’s a lot of years and a whole lot of energy consumed to protect myself from heartache. It’s also a lot of wasted time; time that could have been spent in flinging open the doors of love. Years that could have been spent exhausting every resource in showering those I care about with the real love I have trapped inside of me. I’ve also let that fear be like a bullet proof vest. I’ve stopped the love of others from reaching my heart. While the vest stops the bullet from penetrating, the impact still causes bruising and injuries. The bullet still knocks you to the ground. It just doesn’t get to make the bond that is supposed to happen. My past, like the vest, keeps me from fully receiving the gift of love and true joy, that I’ve craved for so long. Is there something you’ve yearned for? Something that seems just beyond your grasp? What keeps you from taking it? Perhaps you don’t feel like you deserve it? Maybe your own past regrets, failures, guilt, or mistakes keep you from accepting what is offered you? What if, like me, you could have experienced goodness and happiness all the years you’ve spent hiding because of fear? Let’s quit hiding. It’s time to quit living like this. I feel like I’ve been living in a prison cell and I realize the door has always been unlocked. Fear of the unknown kept me inside. Let’s open the door and step outside into the light. Let’s take off the protective vest. I know the sound of the Velcro detaching from itself is scary, it feels like you are vulnerable to attack. Know this, you are not doing this alone. For one, I am doing this with you. Isn’t it time we trust that we are protected by something greater than Competitive Prices • Relaxing ourselves? After all these years, isn’t it time to take a chance? We can experience freedom and love, to the fullest, if we take that chance. That chance is offered, continually, because Jesus loves us.

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Bits & Pieces of Carbon Valley lllley Honor Flight May 6th!

Remember the excitement of the “Mile of Smiles� Event last year on 9.11.11? Get ready to wave your flag and cheer on our veterans again! The next Military Honor Flight convoy passing through the Carbon Valley area will be Sunday, May 6, at approximately 8:30 am. The Honor Flight will be travelling southbound on I-25 from the Embassy Suites in Loveland to Denver International Airport where the veterans will board a charter flight to Washington, D.C. The bus loads of veterans will be escorted by the American Legion Motorcycle Riders, the Patriot Guard, a motorcade of Weld and Larimer County Sheriff vehicles, and car loads of families and friends of the veterans. The entire community is invited to gather along the I-25 West Frontage Road in front of Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District Station 2 to line up, salute, and honor our WWII Veterans and recipients of the Purple Heart. The Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District, Mountain View Fire Rescue, other neighboring fire districts, and the police departments from Frederick, Firestone and Dacono will have their apparatus and vehicles lined up, and the Carbon Valley Rotary Club will display 100 American Flags. Please join us to pay tribute to those who have sacrificed so much and have served us well. Bring the kids, bring your camera, your flag, photo of a family veteran, or just be there. It will only take a few minutes to thank them for a lifetime of freedom. Show up and show your support! For more information email BarbGoettsch@

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For those of you who have been wondering, Pete Ditmon, Firestone Community Resource Coordinator from 2006 to 2011, has recently started a career in the insurance business with Dave DiOrios’ State Farm Insurance and Financial Services in Louisville. Please contact him for a quote or with any questions about your auto, homeowners, renters, life, and health insurance. Pete cares a great deal about the Carbon Valley community and looks’ forward to seeing everyone at the events this summer, and would like to continue to maintain his relationships in the Carbon Valley. Pete misses his peers and the friendships that he cultivated while working for the Town of Firestone, especially all of the event participants and volunteers in Frederick, Firestone, and Dacono, and looks forward to being a part of future events. When you’re visiting Louisville, Pete’s home town, drop by Dave DiOrios’ State Farm office at 1075 E. South Boulder Road, Suite 120, by the Club Fitness Center, or call him anytime at the office at 303-665-3273 or on his mobile 720-340-8211. Have a great summer!

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Erie Town Fair and Balloon Festival

Saturday, May 19, 2012, Balloon Launch: 6:00 am at the Colorado National Golf Club – over 40 colorful hot air balloons! Town Fair: 10:00 am in Historic Downtown The Historic Downtown will be celebrating its 16th Annual Erie Town Fair and Balloon Festival with over 200 craft and food vendors, music throughout the day, group performances beginning at 10:30 am will fill our stage at the Coal Creek Ball Park offering a variety of entertainment by local groups, followed at 6:00 pm by local Headliner Voice Band: FACE. The annual Garage Rats Car Show will line the streets with more than 60 “sweet� cars and trucks. Traditional carnival games continue throughout the day at the Coal Creek Park along with a variety of inflatables. New this year is the “Zip Cord�! Booths close at 4:00 pm; music and beer garden remain open until 9:00 pm followed by the sounds and lights of a beautiful fireworks display! Balloon crew volunteers are needed. Call: 303.828.3440.

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With the prime growing season right around the corner, community members can now rent garden plots in the Firestone Community Garden, located on the property just north of the Firestone Town Hall, 151 Grant Ave. The community garden allows residents the opportunity to grow vegetables and flowers in three garden plot sizes: Call Today!! 4-by-8 foot, 8-by-8 foot and 8-by-16 foot. In addition, a limited number of plots are elevated with wood timbers to make .EW#LIENTSsWAD gardening more convenient for older adults. Garden rental prices are $15, $40 and $60, respectively, with senior discount pricing available. The rental fees cover administration costs of the garden, as well as the water, which is supplied by the Town of Firestone. The garden is established as an organic Attorney At Law garden, thus no pesticides or chemicals are allowed. ~Connected To Carbon Valley~ The community garden rental agreement is available at Firestone Town Hall and online at 541 Oak St. Frederick Real Estate/Land Use Law index.html. The website also includes a garden map. 303.833.9933 Construction Claims The Firestone Community Garden was established in 2010 with a goal of getting community members involved with the Firestone community to promote healthy living and wellbeing by growing Business Law/Litigation their own gardens. For more information, call Town Hall at 303-833-3291. Whistle-blower Cases

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“Tee up Fore the Kids� 8th Annual Golf Tournament & Silent Auction Carbon Valley Academy will host its 8th annual golf tournament Friday, June 22nd at 7:30 a.m. at Park Hill Golf Course in Denver. Located a few miles from downtown Denver, this lush, public course features an abundance of wildlife, as well as beautiful views of the mountains and the city. Mature trees throughout the course and a lake come into play on two holes creating an enjoyable challenge for all players. Proceeds for the event will be used by Carbon Valley Academy to provide library books and technology to students in our community. Participants can enjoy 18 holes of golf, lunch, content prizes including closet to the hole and longest drive, and silent auction featuring many wine country and sports memorabilia. For information on how you can participate as a sponsor, golfer or volunteer please visit or email the golf chairperson at

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Event: Special Needs Trusts 101, Disability Trusts and Special Needs Planning. Date: May 3rd, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Location: Sunrise at Flatirons, 400 Summit Blvd. in Broomfield, 80021. Information: Join us for the first in a series of statewide programs focusing on special needs planning. This first class will focus on the creation and administration of disability trusts, pooled trusts, and special needs trusts and how to maintain eligibility for Medicaid and other public benefits. Guardianship and estate planning techniques will also be discussed. This free, educational class is for families, attorneys, financial advisors, social workers, service providers and anyone who is interested in learning more about special needs planning, Medicaid, trust planning, social security, guardianship, and estate planning. To RSVP please contact Amy Tallent at or 720-933-6493.

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About Kids Consignment Shop must leave its downtown Frederick location by the end of May. The building owner has not renewed the lease, which has forced closing. 70% Off Clearance Sale is now in progress. Last day open to the public is scheduled for Saturday, May 26th, or as long as store inventory lasts, whichever comes first. All clothing, leotards, swimwear, shoes, baby gear, toys, books are70% Off. Clothing sizes include infant up to Adult men’s and women’s, and Maternity clothing. “I regret that I will not be able to serve all my wonderful and continually growing list of customers any longer. I will sincerely miss my conversations and chats with wonderful parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles who have frequented my store, often bringing the delightful children who receive the clothing, toys, books and games“, says business owner and operator, Leslie Shackley, and “ It has been the greatest pleasure doing business with you all!� Consignors please pick up your commission earnings, if you have not done so, or contact store to provide current mailing address. Store furnishings will also be sold. Please see the classified ad. About Kids Consignment is located at 214 5th ST, downtown Frederick, 80530. Phone: 303923-5220 Email:

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Area Mayor’s Report—For those of us who do not attend meetings MEAD z Unfortunately I think the entire Northern Colorado area went from Winter into the middle of Summer. As we reect on the dryness and lack of moisture it is also wise to think about that most precious commodity water and water conservation. Water restrictions have not been put in place by the state but considering we live in a semi-arid area of the world it is wise to think to preserve our water resources. Let’s talk calendars both future and past. Coming up very quickly is the ever popular Mead Fishing Derby to be held on June 2 at the Mead ponds. This event is put on by the Town of Mead volunteer Parks and Recreation Committee in collaboration with the State Department of Wildlife. We will be having education sessions, open fishing (even for the adults), prizes and of course lunch. The Department of Wildlife will be stocking the ponds and as always, the fish will be biting. The following weekend we will be having the Mead business fair and scavenger hunt in the town park. This event will showcase many of the 184 businesses registered in Mead. Please come to this event and you will learn about many of the opportunities you have to buy locally versus travelling to other communities. Past calendar events in April has been wild with something every weekend. The Easter egg hunt was extremely z well attended and all of the children went home with at least one egg in their baskets. The following weekend was witness to two events. The first was the semi-annual town clean up run by our super Public Works Department. I have received some excellent comments from many of you about how easy it was to dispose of your trash and the spirit of cooperation from our team members. For those of you that donated to the Mead food bank at this event we were able to collect some $700 and over 500 pounds of food that will assist those in need‌. And a big thank you for donating. The second event that very same weekend was the 9 Health Fair that was held at the Mead High School. Thanks to the many volunteers and their efforts we were able to provide health screenings to 425 people. The following weekend saw the running of the second annual Mead Roubaix bike race and festival. This was populated by 425 riders in the event and I am still amazed that after some rode the course five times they still were able to hold a conversation as if they just walked across the street. This was also great exposure for the Town of Mead to showcase itself and the businesses within our community. z What would Summer be like without some construction. By now you are aware that we are doing some major reconstruction on Main Street. In addition to widening it to the proper boundaries we are putting in curbs, gutters , storm drainage, new crosswalks and beautification amenities. The contractor has assured us that there will be minimal delays if you need to use Main Street and all the businesses will be able to remain open. One of our entrances to the downtown area is on the north side of Welker avenue across from the Post Office. We will be adding some trees, shrubs and other amenities that will welcome people to Mead. z As recreation is an all year event, I want to thank the Town Staff for their work in receiving a United Way scholarship grant. This money is designed to help lower income families financially participate in local recreation programs. z A welcome to three new annexations to the Town. First there is the Hansen annexation which is on the east side of I-25. In the business park we also are welcoming Specialty Products and Photon into the our community. It is great to have you with us. z As always if you have a thought you would like to share in terms of Town improvements, concerns or just a question as to how things work, please come to our semi-monthly town meetings or give me or one of your Trustees a call. We are pleased to serve you. At this time of the year the children are getting out of school so please watch out for them as they may run into the roadway. Finally, please keep our troops in mind and in your prayers, no matter where they are stationed‌‌ they are protecting our freedom.

RICHARD MACOMBER, MAYOR OF MEAD DACONO z Greetings. I have some exciting news about the Carbon Valley Veterans Memorial Park. At our April monthly meeting, Weld County Commissioner Barb Kirkmeyer announced a pledge from Anadarko Petroleum Corporation for $10,000. Thank you Anadarko! Also at the April meeting, the owner of a landscape planning and architecture firm was in attendance. His company will help the group create a set of plans and construction drawings for this exciting project. At our May monthly meeting, sub-committees will be discussed and anyone interested in a particular committee can sign-up. Regular monthly meetings are held on the third Tuesday at 6:00p at the park/trailhead area at the southwest corner of SH 52 & I-25 and we welcome your participation. z Our annual Almost Free Building Permit program is set for the month of June. In an effort to encourage

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residents of Dacono to improve and upgrade their residential properties, City Council will temporarily reduce the amount of certain fees associated with building permits during the entire month of June. Payment of use tax still applies and all necessary permits must be obtained prior to beginning your project. All work on the permit must be completed by September 30. Contact Donna Case at 303.833.2317 x128 or visit the City’s web site for more information. z Our Public Works Department is continuing to upgrade our street signs to include our City logo. All signs on major our streets and roads have been replaced and the remaining signs are expected to be completed by this fall. z St. Vrain Habitat for Humanity in conjunction with RecycleThat has placed a collection box behind City Hall. You can now drop off gently-used unwanted items including clothing, shoes, books, CD’s and DVD’s in the RecycleThat collection box. Proceeds from the items go to support local Habitat for Humanity projects. For more information, visit I want to remind everyone that National Trails Day is on Saturday June 2, and the City is coordinating z a day of city-wide beautification by volunteers to clean-up public rights-of-way & the St. Vrain Legacy Trail. It’s called “Team Up to Clean Up Dacono� and will be the second annual event. If you would like to volunteer, please contact me, my information is below. z The Carbon Valley Music Festival presented by the City of Dacono will take place on Saturday, August 4 at Centennial Field, next to the big blue water tower and we have an amazing lineup to announce. The headliner this year is the Lionel Young Band, 2011 winner of the International Blues Challenge. Also confirmed are Three Twins Broadband (feat. John Magnie & Steve Amedee of the Subdudes), Quemando, Katie Glassmann (2 time Colorado state fiddle champion / 6 time national fiddle champion), Brad & The Fat Cats (WINNER 2011 Colorado Blues Society Youth Competition) and more. For more information, including vendors and sponsorship, visit the City’s web site. z If you have any questions or comments, I can be reached at or 303.833.2317 x126. Have a great day!

CHARLES SIGMAN, MAYOR OF DACONO FREDERICK z Greetings from the new Mayor of Frederick! I would like to thank my predecessor Mayor Eric Doering and Trustee Sue Wedel for their service to our town. Congratulations and welcome to our new trustees Laura Brown and Gavin Payne and welcome back to Amy Schiers and Fred Skates. We are excited to have such a great team assembled and are looking forward to our first Board retreat in June where we will create a unified and concrete vision for the Town of Frederick’s future. z It’s an exciting time to be in Frederick! We have some great events coming up this summer starting with the 7th Annual Fishing Clinic on May 5th (8:30 a.m. - noon, at FRA) that will be co-hosted by the Frederick Police Department and Colorado Parks and Wildlife. The second season of the Frederick Market will start Thursday June 7th and will include some favorites from last season as well as many new vendors selling local food, produce and other homemade items. We are adding some exciting elements to our Frederick in Flight event in its second season, Saturday and Sunday June 23-24, at Centennial Park. After you watch the hot air balloons go up and you’ve enjoyed a tasty ight-themed breakfast from Flight Deck Grill, stick around for a helicopter ride over Frederick with Rotors of the Rockies! They’ll be offering rides for $50 a person this year, as we explore the wonders of ight. Look for my June article for more details on a balloon glow event in downtown Frederick Saturday evening! And of course, preparations are already underway to make the 10th Annual Miners Day Celebration on September 15th bigger and better than ever. z We have welcomed many new businesses to Frederick recently. 7-Eleven, Premier Manufacturing and Echo Brewing Company are helping to create an even more diversified business landscape in Frederick, and I hope you will enjoy visiting them as much as I have! You may have noticed new houses going up in five different subdivisions around town. In 2011, we issued 114 single family building permits and already have 61 out the door for 2012. This is exciting news for Frederick and we are glad that builders have so much confidence and desire to help our community grow. z I invite you to contact me if you have any questions, comments or suggestions about Frederick. I would also recommend ‘liking’ the Town’s Facebook page and my Mayor Tony Facebook page to get the most up to date information as it happens.


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Rec District Election Firestone Candidates

Frederick Candidates Glen LaVanchy

Brenda Hall

Glen is a sheet metal worker who recently retired from U.S. Engineering Company in Loveland, Colorado. He and his wife, Jan, have lived in Frederick since April of 2000. They have been married for 47 years and have five children and six grandchildren. Glen made the decision to run for the board as a way of contributing back to the community in which he lives.

Hello ~ my name is Brenda Hall, I would like to be considered for the 1 open seat in the Town of Firestone. I was born in Washington, DC, raised and lived in Northern VA. I was employed by Eastern Airlines (Oct 1968 thru their demise in Jan 1991). I supported several Eastern Airlines departments, at Washington National (Regan) Airport. Most noteworthy was my tenure in Financial Control and Administration; I paid all the local bills, which included scrutinizing bills for accuracy and taking advantage of any discount. Being audited by the Miami home offices, I was commended on my attention to details with emphasis from the auditor--they wished more stations were meticulous as I was. I was employed by Northwest Airlines (Apr 1991 thru Feb 1992) supporting the Vice President of Law and Government Affairs. I was employed by U.S. Federal Government Feb 1992 and officially retired 31 Mar 2012 --with the rest of the baby boomers: I had several assignments within the Federal government. I demonstrate a “can-do” attitude, with impeccable organizational, administrative, leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills. I am a highly motivated self-starter, team player, and mentor with a strong work ethic to accomplish the mission. I am a poised and experienced professional with attention to detail, strong judgment on prioritizing work flow, meeting deadlines, and handling crisis situations while maintaining normal operations. I am innovative in developing and simplifying procedures. I have a high productivity with an affinity for how presentations and events should flow. I will bring a unique blend of energy, maturity, flexibility, and sense of humor; with a strong advocate of customer service and ability to deal with a diverse group of people. I have one child, a daughter Kimberly Steury. Her husband Ken Steury and my two grandsons (Corbin Steury 3-yo and Owen Etter 9-yo) live in the Moore Farm community and belong to the rec center. I am new to the state and new to Carbon Valley. I have never served on any state or local government committee; but in my retirement, I am looking to give back to my new community, give back to society. I will bring my 46-years of experience working for an Airline and the Federal Government.

William Onstott (Bill) I am running again for the Board of Directors Carbon Valley Rec District. I have served the past four years. Personal: I moved to Frederick back in 2000. I grew up mainly in Arvada, Colorado. I have been coaching all three of my kids through the Rec Center since 2000 and coached in Arvada and Virginia before that. I have coached Flag Football, T-Ball, Baseball, Softball and Soccer. I have been married to my wonderful wife Trina for 21 years, we have 3 kids that are 20, 16 and 7. I absolutely enjoy coaching my kids and their friends. Over the years watching them all grow up has been amazing. Many of the kids I have coached have played all through High School and College. I am also an avid sports fan. Professional: I proudly served in the US Navy from 1990 to 1994 as Aviation Maintenance Administration Man (basically doing aviation logs and records) I made E-5 Second Class Petty Officer the month that I got out. When I got out of the military that did not cross over to the civilian world too well. I had know idea what I wanted to do, so I decided to take some basic computer classes and was working at Safeway, I met a gentlemen in the produce department one night and for some reason he really was impressed with me and asked me to help him open a computer store, so we opened up a small shop in Commerce City, but after 3 months we had a lot of disagreements on how things should run so we went our separate way. So in early 1995 to get my foot in the door I was hired as a temp with a small company in Boulder Data Storage Marketing, within a year in a half I was a manger of one of the manufacturing departments. I was employee of the year in 1996 and was a runner up in 1997. In 1998 they were bought by GE and merged with Comstor. I would train all of our sales folks in Dallas, Chantilly and Boulder. I was asked to try some marketing, but unfortunately I was laid off in 1999 when they decided eliminate manufacturing. So I went to work at IBM for a year and a half as a contractor, spent Y2K in operations making sure all went well. Then went to StorageTek as a Field Engineer in late 2000, then in 2005 we were bought by Sun Microsystems, I continued with them until Sun was bought in 2010 by Oracle and have been doing pretty much the same job now for over 11 years. I work on just about all Sun, StorageTek, DataDirect Networks, Brocade and many other hardware. I am currently learning more of the software side. I have my Solaris 10 certification and working on learning more. I believe that the Board Members should be good listeners and have a spine when standing up for their beliefs. The past four years on the board has been a great experience for me. I do believe I am one that stands up for what is right. Nothing is ever perfect, so change is always necessary to make things better. Right now we are in the process of revamping the swim program, I am confident that we hired a good replacement for the swim director. We are also meeting with representatives from each department at the rec center to see what their thoughts are and how they think things run. The board members cannot be there all day and do not see every day operations, so it is good to get the employees feedback. Also, I volunteered to meet with representatives from Frederick, Firestone and Dacono to get the recreation needs from each of them. It has been an overall positive experience. I look forward to continue working with them. One last thing; I truly believe in this country and very proud that I served so that we can have freedom of speech and the right to vote, so that we have the right to speak our opinions and vote for our elected officials. I have been overseas where people do not have those freedoms. So make sure that you vote and speak up.

LeRoy “Lee” Athmann

My name is LeRoy “Lee” Athmann my wife and I moved to Colorado from Minnesota in 1996 in support of my youngest son as he attended CU at Boulder.

Thru out my working carrier one of my positions was a Provisional Buyer for the city of St. Paul Ramsy County. My responsibilities covered Parks and Rec., Public Works, Seniors, Police and Fire Departments. As a buyer for these Departments I knew where the money I was spending came from. I had many challenges in the way things were done. Therefore when the question was asked at the Meet the Candidate Night “would you support a mill levee increase for the Rec Center?” Of all the candidates I was the only one who said NO. My experience is you do not throw more money at a problem in hopes that it will fix itself. You need to find out what the problem is, is it programs not up to par, services not needed, personnel that needs to be relocated or spending without proper need. One thing I would like to see is cost saving ideas from the employees. As a new board member I will challenge the present way things are done. I thank you for your vote.

Dennis Koolhof My name is Dennis Koolhof and I have lived here since Jan 1982 and raised my family here and have my grandkids living in the area. I worked to help to get the recreation center here in Frederick. I am running for the board to help to make a better place for the community to enjoy the Recreation Center and to make a safe place for our kids to come and enjoy them self with their friends and family, I thank you for your vote.

Michael Schiers

Jeff Johnson I made the decision to run for a position on the Carbon Valley Recreation District Board in an attempt to foster cohesiveness among all the different programs and to serve the community in which I live. I am a member of the Senior Center and have heard some controversial comments that I would like to put to rest. I believe there should be more interaction between the Senior Center Board and the Rec District Board. The Senior Center has needs which are currently not being addressed, specifically space and financial. I have experience serving on boards of different organizations and am a good listener and negotiator and am able to hear different opinions in order to come to a balanced judgment. I look forward to bringing fresh ideas to the Board and to serving my community.

Leah Wilson Valentine Leah Wilson Valentine is a 37 year old stay at home mother of two kids, ages 3 and 6. A frequent user of the Carbon Valley Recreation Center, she decided to run for the board as a way to represent the parents, children, and young adults of the community. Leah grew up in Longmont, and her first job was with the City of Longmont, where she was a lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor. Leah earned a Bachelors Degree from CU Boulder, and then spent eight years at a fast-paced marketing firm before deciding to stay home with her children.

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My name is Jason Weinberger, and I would like to serve you as the next board member of the Carbon Valley Recreation District (CVRD). My wife Jennifer and I have lived in Firestone for eight years and we have two elementary school aged children. I work in Lakewood for Golder Associates, a global engineering firm. I have spent most of my career managing businesses including roles in business development, marketing, product management, and strategic planning. I want to serve on the Board because I believe that the skills that I have developed in my professional life are exactly what the CVRD needs right now. The CVRD needs transparency. A line item accounting of how funds are spent needs to be readily available for anyone that wishes to review it. The community should be able to see and provide feedback on how resources are allocated. The CVRD needs a plan. Currently there is no roadmap for the future. Instead of looking at the needs of the community and determining how to best meet those needs for the long term, decisions are made on an ad hoc basis. The CVRD needs leadership. We need people who are willing to challenge the status quo and stand up for all of us. A vote for me is a vote for all of these things. Please select Jason Weinberger on your mail in ballot. Thank you.


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WHY THE CARBON VALLEY RECREATION DISTRICT I moved to Frederick in 2000 and my family and I became very involved in the community. I started out on my HOA Board (2001 – 2004) (2010 – present) and then on to the Frederick Town Board (2004-2008). This was a great four years, I learned so much about the community that I called home. Along with all the town functions I found time for a group in the Tri-Towns, Cub Scout Pack 262 and Boy Scout Troop 98. It was love at first site. Growing up in Scouts was great. I got my (Eagle Scout 1981). When elected to the St. Vrain Valley School District Board (2007 –2011) (2001 - 2015). As a School Board Member, I spend a lot of my time in Longmont and the Tri-Town School’s. So I was looking for a Board that served our overall community and also gave back to the kids. The Rec. Board seems to be the answer to fill that spot. As our youngest is off to college next year and my wife and I like to keep busy, The Rec. Board would be a nice way to serve our community as we grow. I’m asking for your vote and support. Thank you, ABOUT ME: Born in: Dubuque, IA 07/02/1962. Married 02/11/1984 (Amy Schiers). Children: Brenna & Nathan

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Letter to the Editor:


Recently, hundreds of Frederick, Firestone and Dacono residents, who live outside of the Carbon Valley Park and Recreation District (the District), received a mail-in ballot asking if they’d like to join the District. As you’d expect, the 13-page ballot packet didn’t mention the teeny little detail that property taxes will significantly increase if the measure is approved. Expecting that joining the District comes with both costs and benefits, we decided we’d better do our research before casting our ballots. So we called the District’s Executive Director, who verified the size of the mill levy increase but said she didn’t know anything about how to calculate the dollar amount of the tax consequences. Therefore, we had to rely on other sources to educate ourselves. We hope the info we found will help you to be a betterinformed voter. First, if the ballot measure is approved, the size of the District will expand so they can collect property taxes from more people who own homes and commercial properties in the Tri-Towns. Apparently, the $2,082,785 they received in tax revenue in 2010 wasn’t enough. If approved, the measure will increase our property tax mill levy by 6.657 mills. That may not sound like much, but it is more than the entire mill levy residents of Frederick and Firestone currently pay for their town’s portion of their property taxes (6.555 mills for Frederick and 6.161 mills for Firestone). The mill levy can be converted into property tax dollars by multiplying the Assessed Value of a property in thousands of dollars (found in the upper right hand corner of your Weld County Real Property Tax Notice) by the mill levy. If your home is worth $200,000, your Assessed Value is about $16,000. So you would multiply $16 times the 6.657 mill levy to determine that your property taxes will increase about $106 next year. If your home is worth $300,000, its Assessed Value is about $24,000. So you would multiply $24 times the 6.657 mill levy to determine that your property taxes will increase about $160 next year. Imagine the tax increase if you own a large commercial property…and you won’t even get to vote on the measure if you reside outside of the Tri-Towns! To be clear, there are also benefits of being in the District. Those of us who live outside of the District pay a rate that is slightly higher to use the facilities than those who live in the District. For example, an adult day pass is $4.50 if you live in the District and a dollar more if you live outside of the District. An adult annual pass is $353 if you live in the District and $33 more if you live outside of the District. You’ll have to do the math for yourself to see if this is a good value for your situation. And if you’re a renter, don’t assume that if this measure is approved, your landlord will not pass this tax increase along to you the next time your lease is up for renewal. If you currently live in the District and own real estate, we are sorry that you have to pay this onerous property tax, but we can’t do anything to lessen your burden. All we can do is share the information we’ve gathered with those who get to vote on being added to the District; they can do with it as they wish. We will be voting against the proposal to expand the size of the District and increase our property taxes. Why? Like most Carbon Valley residents, we are not heavy users of the District programs and facilities. And even if we were, we still would not vote for the proposal and in so doing, ask others to subsidize our use of the District facilities by increasing their property taxes. By the way, ballots are due by 7:00 pm on May 8th and the Executive Director’s office says that all pages of the ballot need to be mailed in for your vote to be counted. Keith & Avonne Kettler, Frederick, CO

CV Rec Ballots

Ballots are due by 7:00 pm on May 8th. All pages of the ballot need to be mailed in for your vote to be counted. Ballots can be dropped off at the Carbon Valley Rec Center at 701 5th Street by 5 p.m. Call 303.833.3660 for more info or visit www.

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Bits & Pieces from pg. 3

Juan Evans Insurance Agency

–Juan Evans, Agent/Owner of Juan Evans Insurance Agency has completed the Farmers Insurance Career Program. After two years on the Career Program for Farmers Insurance, Juan Evans is now listed as a full time agent. He has gone through the skillful training of the Farmers curriculum and has studied under the guidance of Professor Burk at the University of Farmers. A native of Colorado and a friend of the Carbon Valley area, Juan looks to help anyone who is interested in having a local agent, not just an 800 number. Juan has served on the Carbon Valley Chamber Board and cares very much for the local community. Interested in creating a new relationship with a Friendly Insurance Agent? Call Juan Evans today to get a quote on all your insurance needs from Auto, Home and Life, to Business and Weekend Toys. 303.593.2489. For more information about Farmers, visit our Web site at or at About Farmers: Farmers Insurance Group of Companies is the country’s 3rd largest insurer of both personal lines passenger automobile and homeowners insurance, and also provides a wide range of other insurance and financial services products. Farmers Insurance is proud to serve more than 10 million households with more than 20 million individual policies across all 50 states through the efforts of over 50,000 exclusive and independent agents and nearly 24,000 employees.


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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 970290-5991, or the Director of The Pearl Group, Tessie Gale, at 720-864-9202 or

Tech Thurs. at Daylight Donuts

Next Tech Thursday is May 17th, 6pm-7pm at Daylight Donuts of Dacono with Brian Wright from Firestone Technical Resources. Firestone Technical Resources will be on site providing answers for all of the technology devices, gadgets, and software and more. More info call 303.833.2009.



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Mead Motorheads Classic Car Show Limited To 1980 And Older Show Vehicles

Memorial Day, May 28,2012 DOWNTOWN MEAD CITY PARK Limited to 110 show vehicles, RAIN or SHINE, SNOW or COLD Best of Show Awards-PEOPLE’S CHOICE Awards and Motorheads Picks NO ALCOHOL ALLOWED | NO PETS ALLOWED $20.00 Paid Pre-registered Post Marked by 5/14/12 includes event Tee Shirt Registration day of the show is $30.00 and includes NO TEE SHIRT Registration 8am-10am or until 110 cars are registered Show starts 10am | Awards at 3:00pm FOOD BY BRICK HOUSE B.B.Q 1980 AND OLDER SHOW VEHICLES Contact Jim 970.391.0908 for more info

5th Annual Carbon Valley Rotary Easter Egg Hunt

The Carbon Valley Rotary Club hosted their 5th annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 7th, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Hart Park in Firestone. Over 1,000 children and families enjoyed the event that focused on literacy, education and fun. Four separate Easter Egg Hunt areas designated by height ran continuously for two hours, including one for toddlers with their parents. The children searched for over 11,000 candy filled eggs, as well as 300 special eggs that contained a ticket to exchange for a free book. “One of Rotary’s goals is literacy, so we were excited to give out so many books this year� Beverly Mendel, past president, said. Activities for the children included the inflatable fire safety house, Carmella the miniature horse from Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center, and a gardening activity with Home Depot. 97.9 Big Country was on hand with DJ Scott James broadcasting, and announcing drawing winners for the Easter Baskets. Rotary Club members also put up their signature field of 125 U.S. flags to honor our military, veterans, 1st responders and families and victims of 9-11. There were also several community service and non-profit organizations with booths set up to help spread information about services available in South Weld County. “We really appreciate all of the sponsorship support we received this year� Mendel said. Sponsors were 97.9 Big Country, American Furniture Warehouse, Anderson Farms, Carbon Valley Regional Library, Chic-fil-A, Clear Channel Radio, Colorado Therapeutic riding Center, DeBritz Floral Designs, Deja Lu Bookstore, Discount Tire and Service of Carbon Valley, Frederick Firestone Fire Protection District, Home Depot, Mountain View Fire Protection District and The Town of Firestone For information, comments or to volunteer or sponsor the 2013 event, contact Beverly Mendel, Past President, at 303-5967731 or

Time For Change Fitness Group

Come try it out for Free - It’s time for change! Join us every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8:30am, and Tuesday evenings at 7pm. We are meeting indoors at this time, but will be moving outdoors to local parks soon. Check out the meetup group at http:// for current location and any changes. This is for all fitness levels helping you improve your health, gain flexibility, balance, and strength through cardio, nutrition, resistance, and reactive training. It’s fun, so what are you waiting for - join us today! Tracy Rewerts, NASM CPT, Time For Change Personal Training LLC, 303-828-2856.

Recreation Programs Receive $20,000 in Grants

For the past 27 years United Way of Weld County has facilitated a Recreation grant initiative to enable children the ability to participate in recreation programs in Weld County. Throughout 2012, low-income youth in communities with limited resources will be able to play soccer, volleyball, basketball and other recreation activities and receive a scholarship to help offset the registration costs. This year United Way awarded a total of $20,000 in scholarship assistance and this program is estimated to serve close to 1,000 youth in our communities. This year, these and other recreation programs throughout Weld County received the following: Carbon Valley Recreation Center: $1,100 Town of Mead: $1,400 Chairman of the United Way of Weld County Board of Directors, Rick Jenkins stated, “Children and youth who participate in the opportunities provided by these recreation programs have a chance to build self-esteem, learn the value of team building and direct their energy into positive outlets. For families who are struggling, these opportunities might not be an option without the scholarship fund. United Way is proud to be able to direct funds in this manner.� Each recreation department has their own set of guidelines for accepting applications. Low-income residents are encouraged to apply. For more information and specific, please contact your local town government or recreation department.

FFFPD Receives Grants

In early 2012 the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District applied for two local grants to enhance the emergency response capabilities and operations within the Carbon Valley. The first grant was requested through the Colorado State Forest Service for Wildland Firefighter Protective Equipment, Wildland Firefighting Tools and Mobile Communication Equipment. The second grant was requested through Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. for a Natural Gas Emergency Generator for the Carbon Valley Emergency Operations Center located at the Districts Business & Education Center. Last week the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District was notified by the Colorado State Forest Service and Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc that the requested grants were awarded in the amount of $27,071.50. The District would like to extend its gratitude to the Colorado State Forest Service and Encana Oil and Gas for funding these crucial projects and investing in our communities.

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Vol. 12, Issue 5

TJ’s kissing his 30’s goodbye on 5/30! I hope you’re not too disappointed when you ďŹ nd yourself on a plane for Vegas... HAPPY BIRTHDAY! We love you! Having a birthday next month or know someone Aden, Aaron, Lily and me who is? Send a birthday wish and photo to the CVCR. We’ll print it free of charge. Submit to and put “birthdayâ€? in the subject line, as close to the 15th of each month as possible. It’s that simple & it’s FREE!

Happy Birthday to Ashlyn Green who is turning 8 on May 12th! You are the sweetest daughter & sister ever! Love you! Mom, Dad and Jake

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CV Relay for Life

MOMS Club of the Tri-Town Area will be hosting several fundraising events for the Carbon Valley Relay for Life

Spring Open House Mary Kay, Miche Bags, Scentsy and more! Saturday, May 19 11am -3 pm No Name Creek - 5852 Teal St. Questions or RSVP - 720-849-1834 or

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Support A Kid’s Place CASA Program and Child Advocacy Center and help provide advocacy for children who have been abused and neglected. Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 is the Light of Hope Luncheon at 11:30am with the Buffet Lunch at 11:45am - 1:00pm at the First Assembly of God at 3000 16th Street in Greeley. Lunch is provided, you will be given an opportunity to make a donation.

Frank’s Ride for Children

Frank’s Ride will again take place on May 20th. This is the 26th annual ride to benefit children and support the Make-A-Wish Foundation and kids with life-threatening illnesses. We have given over half a million dollars to make-A-Wish! The ride starts at the Longmont Moose Lodge at the corner of 21st Avenue and Pratt Street, just west of the north King Soopers store. The main body of the vehicles leave the Moose at exactly 9:30 and you don’t want to miss seeing our Make-A-Wish kids in their new helmets and strapped into their motorcycle sidecars as they leave at the head of the group! Check out our website www. for pictures of them from past years. Vehicles of all sizes will be involved; motorcycles, Vespas, custom cars, collector cars, semi tractors--all are welcome. Adults are $20, includes food and entertainment at the last stop (Anderson Farms on Colorado 52 and Weld County Road 3-1/4). Two live bands will alternate; beef and pork will be served; adult beverages and soda; and possibly some aircraft on display. Come early and have breakfast for only $5 and then enjoy a leisurely ride to Anderson Farms. For more information, contact anyone listed on the website. See you there!

Flower Sale

Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church's Annual Flower and Plant Sale is Saturday, May 12 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Come and find all the flowers you need to beautify your yard. We’ll also have tomatoes and peppers available. We're at 650 S. Park Ave in Ft. Lupton (south of the high school). Call 303-857-6827 for more information

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Professional Photographer in CV

Christa is a local resident who has graduated from the Art Institute of Colorado in photography. She is available for any portrait that your family might what, from Senior Pictures to Family portraits and beyond. Christa offers different packages to meet the needs of her clientele. Sitting fees start at $85 and the group size can range from the individual to as many as you like. She does outdoor settings, with the use of natural light, and can travel to your favorite picture spot. Schedule your appointment now for those spring family portraits or even those Sr. pictures for next school year. Schedule your appointment today and watch for our coupon on the back of our local King Soopers receipts. For more information you can contact Christa at 303-324-7902 or 303833-3402, email her at, or check out her web site at


Half Price at Your Little Ones Locker

Half Price Day on most items once a month. typically it’s the last Saturday of the month (barring any major holidays). All consignors get to shop the ½ price deals before the public. Come to Your Little Ones Locker at 204 8th Street in Dacono. You can call 720-545-2806 or visit

Adoption~Tri-Town Support Group

Join us for Adoptive Families and beyond!! We meet at Frederick Recreation Center at 701 5th Street in Frederick. Contact Stacey Jones 720-494-9556 for questions, or email sngjoneshm@ Please RSVP ASAP so we can get a head count for our group. You do not need to attend dinner, 5:30-6:30, you can always attend for 2 hours of training. Certificates for training available upon request. Dinner is available for $3 per/person and Childcare is available for $4 per/child. Financial consideration is given to those with need. Please don’t hesitate to ask and don’t let money stop you from joining us. Upcoming date of meetings is May 19th…meetings are from 5:30-8:30.

La Leche League to Meet

Whether you breastfeed your baby six days, six weeks or six months, you’ll find La Leche League meetings supportive and informative. LLL of Carbon Valley will meet on every 2nd Saturday at 9:30 at the Carbon Valley Medical Center at 6600 Firestone Blvd in Firestone. Mothers with their nursing babies and mothers-tobe are welcome. A light brunch will be served. For directions to the meeting or more information please call Leisl at 303-8332008 or Laura 303-682-8840.

GriefShare Workshop & Support Group

Mondays, 7:00-8:30 p.m. at RMCC Chapel Niwot Campus. This Christian-based workshop and support group is for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them. The class, which runs as a 13-week session, will repeat itself for year-round support. Although the session is free, a $16 workbook is suggested. To register, contact Jan at 303.652.6834 or Join the group anytime and find hope and encouragement.

Dinner is Served TWICE

The Helping Hand Food Pantry is now open the first AND third Thursday of every month to distribute food boxes and serve dinner to our community. A free dinner is served from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and food boxes can be picked up between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. We are located inside Life Fellowship Church at 451 Oak St. in downtown Frederick. Please call Stephanie @ 303-709-5218 with any questions.

FHS Booster Bingo Night

Support Frederick High School Booster Club by attending bingo held every Saturday night at 7:00 pm. Have fun playing bingo and help the Frederick High School Booster Club earn money. Bingo is a fun activity for the whole family for as little as $4 per person. We have a great special - the Warrior Special includes 36 games on the e-max computer, 3 paper packs, or 18 sets of bingo games, and 30 double a c t i o n pg. 11

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Body Mass Index or BMI isa number calculated from a person’s height in inches or meters and weight in either pounds or kilograms, depending which measuring system you use. BMI can be an alternative for direct measures of body fat, and can be used as a screening tool to identify possible weight problems. However, please note that BMI is not a diagnostic tool. To determine if excess weight is a health risk, you would need to see a healthcare provider that would perform other assessments. Your BMI acts as an indicator of overall body health by classifying your weight into a certain category of either underweight, healthy weight, overweight, or obese. This number will help in letting an individual know how their weight may lead to certain health problems. Here is how to get your BMI number. First, you want to measure your height and weight, then plug the numbers into the formula below.

Next, check your personal BMI result in the following scale (this scale is for adults over 20. Forchildren and teens, the interpretation of BMI is both age- and sex-specific): A BMI of less than 18.5 indicates you are underweight for your height. A BMI between 18.6 and 24.9 indicates you are at a healthy weight. A BMI between 25 and 29.9 suggests you are overweight for your height.

A BMI of 30 or greater indicates obesity. If you are obese, consult a doctor about starting a weight loss program and exercise regimen. Then start an exercise program and start losing weight with the help of BMI does not account for muscle mass. For example, a short individual who has a large muscle mass would be considered obese. So use the BMI number as a guideline only, not an absolute. The BMI ranges are based on the relationship between body weight and your risk for several diseases and health conditions, including some of the following: • Hypertension • High LDL cholesterol, low HDL cholesterol, or high levels of triglycerides • Type 2 diabetes • Coronary heart disease • Stroke • Gallbladder disease • Osteoarthritis • Respiratory problems and Sleep apnea • Endometrial, breast, and colon cancer The main thing you want to look at with all of this is what category do you fall into? If you are underweight, you need to see a physician to find out what is going on that you are not gaining weight or might have an eating disorder. If you are in the overweight or obese category, you need to do something about your health. You‘ll be at risk for one or many of the unhealthy diseases listed above. It’s never too late, you can start at any time, and you just have to decide. So give it a try and see what your BMI is on the scale above, and remember, its just a tool to use to give you an idea of what category you might fit into. What are you waiting for? See how you might need to make a change in your health starting today. For more info on how you could benefit from a personal trainer to improve your health, contact Tracy Rewerts, NASM CPT,, 303828-2856.

Local Non-Profits, Clubs & Organizations

Send your contact info to This is a free listing. Please put “organization” in the subject line. Thank you to Linda Allour of Dacono Daylight Donuts for suggesting the CVCR add this information for the Carbon Valley and surrounding areas.

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Frederick High School Booster Club

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Symantec has issued a warning for users to beware the “AnVi Antivirus”. The virus is malware that attempts to fool you into uninstalling legitimate antivirus software. In a press releases issued today, Symantec warns that the AnVi Antivirus will give users a pop up telling them that there is a problem with their current antivirus software, then it will encourage them to remove it immediately. The virus will display this cheeky little message: Thinking of Refinancing… “Uncertified [program name] antivirus software Buying... detected on your computer. You need to remove {antivirus name} software for correct operation of the Rates are low! Antivirus.  USDA Loans, No Down, 100%! Attention: If you don`t remove [program name]  FHA (down to 600 credit score) VA! software, the performance of your computer will  Reverse Mortgages! dramatically degrade. 2EFISTOs,OW2ATES Press “OK” to remove the [program name]” Even if you are upside down.  VA & VA Streamlined Loans Whether or not the user hits the ok button or  Manufactured Homes FHA not, the virus will begin the uninstall process for the antivirus software on the computer. Steve Cloyed Once the legitimate antivirus software has been 303-772-7030 or 303-915-4493 removed, the program connects to a website and begins Member Carbon Valley Chamber to download its own anti-antivirus program, which Formerly with Colorado Home Mortgage will then gleefully wreak havoc on your system. The 17 Yrs. Exp. in the Carbon Valley fake antivirus software then attempts to convince you Co. Licensed # 1000020918 that your system is seconds away from exploding due to the terrible, and incredible amount of malware on your system, all of which are, of course, fabricated. It then, inevitably, asks for money to help you rid your computer of these potentially disastrous infections. The AnVi Antivirus can be picked up either through a download, or as a Trojan. Once it is active, it can hijack a web browser, further infect your computer and disable various security protocols. The one thing it will not do, is help your computer. Symantec has issued ways to get rid of the virus on their official help forums. The virus targets several antivirus programs including Microsoft, AVG, Spyware Doctor, Zone Labs and Norton. This info offered by LSI Computer Services at 303.833.5009 located at 114th 8th St. at Hwy 52 and Colorado Blvd. in Dacono.

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Throughout the six decades since Congress established an annual National Day of Prayer, untold millions of Americans have come together every year to express humble reliance upon the Almighty. On May 3, 2012, citizens of Full Service Teleflora Florist the Firestone, Frederick, Everyday Occasions • Birthdays • Mother’s Day and Dacono will gather HANGING BASKETS at 12:00 noon at the Free delivery to local funeral homes flagpole outside of the Wire anywhere in the world • Order Online Now Firestone Town Hall (151 Retail Shop Opening Soon Grant Avenue, Firestone) Delivery to Mead, Dacono, to participate in the 61st Firestone, Frederick, Longmont, observance of the National Platteville & Ft. Lupton Day of Prayer. There is a pressing need for God’s people to unite in repentance and corporate intercession for the sake of our beleaguered country. We continue to face unabated moral decline, economic turmoil, military conflict in the Middle East, and the ever-increasing MOMS Club of Frederick, Firestone, & Dacono assaults against our religious liberty. Given these Kathy Weimer 303.485.8282 or urgent concerns, it is imperative that we remain on Tri-Town Lions Club our knees in contrite supplication for the United Jeanette Boyles 303. 833.2018 States, and our leaders. In doing so, we pay tribute to the example set Playing It Forward by our Founding Fathers and by presidents down Del Torr 303.947.8564 or through the years who have exhorted the American A Kid’s Place people to seek God’s help and deliverance during CASA Program and Child Advocacy Center trying times. As Abraham Lincoln presided over a 1610 29th Avenue Place, Suite 201, Greeley, CO 80634 war-torn land, he called on his fellow citizens to 970-353-5970 or take part in a day of fasting and prayer, making this statement: “…it is the duty of nations as EF Foundation for Foreign Study well as of men to own their dependence upon the Melissa 303.847.8165 or overruling power of God, to confess their sins and A Woman’s Work transgressions in humble sorrow yet with assured Diana Murray 303-678-1423 or Ann Marie Zemko 720-684-6806. hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy Frederick Salud Family Health Centers and pardon, and to recognize the sublime truth, 5995 Iris Parkway  Frederick  (303) 833-2050 announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history: that those nations only are blessed whose Ethan Kerns, DDS  God is the Lord…” What a powerful reminder of Services: Primary health care services, including medical, dental & the true source of our well-being. It was in that behavioral health. A Medical Home where services are integrated to spirit that “ONE NATION UNDER GOD” was best serve you and your family. selected as the 2012 theme, inspired by the faithThe Pearl Group for Single Parent Families filled declaration found in Psalm 33:12: “Blessed Tessie Gale, at 720-864-9202 or is the nation whose God is the Lord.” La Leche League Citizens of our Tri-Town community are LLL of Carbon Valley meets every 2nd Saturday at 9:30 at Carbon encouraged to gather at the flagpole at the Valley Medical Center at 6600 Firestone Blvd in Firestone. Mothers Firestone Town Hall at noon on May 3rd, 2012 with their nursing babies and mothers-to-be are welcome. A light to pray for our communities, our state, our nation, brunch will be served. For directions to the meeting or more and leaders at all levels. Prairie Community information please call Leisl 303-833-2008 or Laura 303-682-8840. Church is coordinating the gathering. Direct questions to Cathy McIntosh at 303-651-1640.


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Spring has sprung at the Carbon Valley Recreation Center. March was a fantastic month with the annual Spring Fling and membership sale. Hundreds of people took part in the fitness program that was set up and they also took advantage of purchasing their memberships. Annual memberships now have such great additional benefits that many people are taking advantage of. These new benefits are offered year around with a purchase of an annual pass so it is never too late to get started. All of the youth soccer teams have started to practice and play games and the 8 girls softball 2012 teams have also started to practice. Youth baseball registration just ended and there were 490 Optima Hybrid participants signed up. The youth recreation staff is Starting At working very hard to find coaches and getting the many, many practices set up and ready to go. $23,543* Spring break camp was a great success with the kids having tons of fun doing art projects, playing games and swimming. The Carbon Valley Recreation Center is offering a summer camp so check it out! Patron usage for the first quarter of 2012 compared to 2011 is up 35% at the Carbon Valley Recreation Center. This growth is tremendous and the staff hopes that the trend continues. Upcoming activities: • May to August “Recreation Review” is out • Great Tri-Town Senior activities for the month of May • NEW - many new youth and adult programs Stop In Today! and classes in May • Youth Personal Training, Buff fitness, Hike a long group hikes, • Summer Camp registration, Youth Fit and Move, Sweat and Swim, 6025 Arapahoe • Justin Gasman • Youth Boot camps, Sporting around 303.247.8445 or just Sales Manager classes, Story Time, Family • Fit Night, and Stroller and Stride • Summer Dance program - registration begins 5/1 • Baseball Skills Camp 5/12 • Youth Night - 5/12, DJ and 2 large inflatable bouncers • Summer Swim lesson registration 5-18-5/31-new curriculum • Family Fitness Night 5/18 • Summer Fun Club Camps • CARA Gymnastics Meet hosted by the Carbon Valley Team - 5/19 • Youth Tennis Instruction - registration ends 5/26 • CARA Track registration ends 5/30 • Botany and Nature Drawing - 5/30 If you have any questions please call the facility with any questions at 303-833-3660. All prices and or payments + TT&L with approved credit. All rebates from Kia Motors America, see dealer for complete details. Must currently own a Kia to qualify for owner loyalty rebate, must currently

Carbon Valley Heating and Air has been working in preparation for the addition of the Carrier Greenspeed to its impeccable list of equipment for quite some time. This system can offer the heating and cooling efficiency of having an entire geothermal system installed in your home. No other system on the residential market is near the Carrier Greenspeed in terms of cost effectiveness. The Carrier Greenspeed is the HVAC industry’s highest efficiency residential, air source heat pump. Owners in search of consistent indoor temperatures should ask Carbon Valley Heating and Air about this great variable speed technology. The unit is able to pull 105° F of heat from outdoor air that is just 5° F. The technology is still proprietary, so only Carrier possesses the knowledge of how the unit does this right now, making it the only technology like it on the market today. By installing a Carrier Greenspeed Gift system with Carbon Valley Heating and Air, Cer homeowners can lower their electric heating Ava tificates ilab costs dramatically while being eco-friendly “Too Busy? Let Us Help” le! and reducing their fossil fuel use significantly. This heat pump offers an unrivaled HSPF heating efficiency rating of up to 13 as well as up to 20 SEER of cooling efficiency. Discover the help you need: Get your home equipped with Carrier Maid Services Greenspeed technology by Carbon Valley Heating and Cooling. Carbon Valley Heating and Cooling Window Cleaning has been committed to providing Firestone, CO Exterior Painting and the surrounding areas with first-rate HVACR Call 720.579.5179 services since 1999, building a loyal referral and repeat customer base along the way.

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re You Ready? Is Your Backyard Ready? The Painted House

Camouflage, polka-dot, tiger, - yes there are houses painted in these schemes. They probably aren’t in your neighborhood unless you own ® the rainbow house on Clipper Street or have a homeowners association governing what colors you and your neighbors can paint your homes. But there may be something similarly painted nearby. While beauty is in the eye of the beholder, most homeowners care about the overall aesthetic of their neighborhood. A good exterior color enhances the exterior of your home, but just as quickly garish, glaring colors can detract. We don’t want our neighborhoods to have a cookie cutter appearance and we don’t want our homes to look like everyone else’s so we paint them different colors. The goal should be MPG to create a subtle effect that is harmonious and ! complimentary to the surrounding homes in your community. Resale value is affected as well. Generally exteriors are painted subdued and muted colors rather than bright and loud. Homeowners Associations often limit the choices for their residents to the mid-tones of whites, An economical way greens, reds, browns, blues and blacks to keep a certain amount of uniformity within their to roll into Spring® neighborhoods. Any colors we don’t recommend for your 2012 exterior? Many pinks, blues and purples are not Rio embraced by the general public. Its definitely best to stay away from Smurf blue, hot pink, mustard MPG Starting At yellow and bright purple! ! $12,999* The easiest choice can be to let the style of your home guide you in your color selection: Visit Our Website! Craftsman - Original Craftsman style homes were painted in darker earth tones which you still see today with richer colors. Surburban Ranch - Original suburban ramblers from the 50s, 60s & 70s through today Boulder Colorado are often a light color with contrasting trim. Switch it out for a change with darker tones and contrasting light trim. Same with your split level and two story variations - change them out with a paint scheme using a lighter color for the upper level and the same color in a darker shade for the lower level with a contrasting color for trim. Victorian - They are called painted ladies for a reason, often sporting six or more trim and accent colors, the same effect can be achieved with three or four colors. The bottom line is we all want our home to look pleasing to those who come upon it and that it keeps its value. And if your home looks good it will increase the value of your neighbor’s homes. By Tim & Sheree Zaerr, owners of Blue Parrot Painting, serving the Carbon Valley & surrounding areas. See more of /FX$MJFOUTt.FOUJPOUIJTBEGPS Tim’s Paint Tips at EJTDPVOU blueparrotpainting. com & g Pay 12 months upfront n i ffer






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Meetings are Monday evenings at 6:30 8:00 pm at 10550 Jake Jabs Blvd, in Firestone. The Tri-Town Toasters are a diverse group of people  who meet weekly in the Carbon Valley area with a common purpose of developing confident and competent public speaking skills in a safe friendly environment. Toastmasters meet in a club setting where all members participate and lead the meetings. Guests are always welcome to com.e For more information contact club president, Julia K. Davis Dtm, District 26 Toastmasters at or 303.775.1106.

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School is almost out! Don’t let summer break get in the way of your fitness goals. Turn off the television, computer, kindle, and video games! Get outside and get active. There are endless opportunities to get the entire family together for fun and fitness. -The playground is a great place to start. You can walk or jog around the playground while your kids play. You can also have your kids kick a soccer ball while you jog next to them. Everyone is active and everyone is happy! -We are so lucky to have the mountains in our own backyard. Take the family out for a hike. Make sure to pack healthy snacks and plenty of water. -Join your kids in the pool this summer! Getting in the water and playing with your children for an hour can burn up to 300 calories. Take advantage of the nice trails we have in our area. Jump on your bikes and burn 315 calories over the course of an hour. – -You don’t always have to leave the house to be active and have fun. Make your own playground in your backyard. Get out the hula hoops, jump ropes, and play a few rounds of hopscotch. -Designate a family fitness night. One night a week, have each member of the family write down a fitness idea on a piece of paper. It can be anything they enjoy to do- rollerblading, bicycling, walking the dogs, etc. Draw one piece of paper from a hat and do that activity. If you keep fitness fun, more than likely the entire family will stay active and you can keep working towards your fitness goals too! Nicole Mendenhall, CPT Nicole@justtriďŹ 303-304-4924 or Shelly Porcaro, CPT/SFN (owner) Just TRI Fitness, LLC shelly@justtriďŹ 303-594-8325

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and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. What does this mean? Essentially the body is attacking itself every time a person with celiac consumes gluten. Celiac disease is triggered by consumption of the protein called gluten, which is found in wheat, barley and rye. When people with celiac disease eat foods containing gluten, their immune system responds by damaging the finger-like villi of the small intestine. When the villi become damaged, the body is unable to absorb nutrients into the bloodstream, which can lead to malnourishment. Left untreated, people with celiac disease can develop further complications such as other autoimmune diseases, osteoporosis, thyroid disease, and cancer. Celiac Symptoms: There are more than 300 symptoms of celiac disease, and some people may experience no symptoms at all. Learn about the varying symptoms and how different people are affected at One question I ask 99% of the people who come in to the office for acupuncture, regardless of the principal reason for their visit is, how is your digestion? The main reason for this question is because proper assimilation of the food we eat provides the energy we need to think and move, without this we would all be pancakes! Many people report feeling fatigued and have joint pain. Sometimes the symptoms get better by addressing the digestive system. Through acupuncture, it is possible to assist in reducing inflammation throughout the entire system. For some, this inflammation comes from eating foods that irritate their system. Together we figure out which foods may be causing a problem, sometimes this is accomplished by eliminating certain food groups for 4 to 6 weeks, other times the person is already aware of which food groups make them feel tired or triggers a flare up of a certain condition. Quite often, the guilty food groups are the ones containing gluten. Gluten is in foods such as wheat, oat, rye, soy sauce, etc., and it is what makes these foods sticky, such as bread dough and oatmeal. Gluten intolerance includes a wide variety of symptoms, including fatigue, alternating constipation and diarrhea, bloating, joint pain, & flaring up of pain, especially immediately following a meal. Here is a site that thoroughly covers information about Celiac disease and gluten intolerance: During an acupuncture session, we go over a thorough health history. Each person is very different, even if they have the same diagnosis of Celiac disease, and so an acupuncture provider will take into consideration the person’s background, which helps to provide a more well rounded treatment in order to get to the source of the overall health concerns. Daisy Lear is a Health Care Provider for: Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. Acupuncture is covered by: Federal and State Workman’s Compensation and some auto insurances. Daisy Lear, MSOM, Dipl.Ac., L.Ac. at or call 303.587.3557.

Did you know that the average yearly consumption of food additives excluding salt, sugar or sweeteners is 5 to 10 lbs. per person? That is 5 to 10 lbs. of chemicals that have no nutritional value and can upset our unique biochemical balance! Could there be a direct relationship to weight problems, cancer, diabetes, migraines and allergies? Our modern way of life wants to have everything pre-planned, prepackaged and pre-cooked. We want our food to store for unlimited amounts of time. There are about 100 “antispoilants� in use today to retard or prevent food from “going bad�. Let’s talk about some of the more popular preservatives. Sodium Propionate: A colorless, odorless crystal that gathers water in damp climates and prevents mold. Calcium Propionate: This is a combination of propanoic acid and calcium salt. Propanoic acid occurs naturally in apples, strawberries and tea. However, it can be obtained from wood pulp or waste liquor. It is shown to cause migraines and large doses are lethal to rats! Calcium salts have shown to be gastric irritants. These preservatives are most commonly found in off the shelf baked goods but are also used as a preservative in cosmetics and are used as an antifungal medication. Sodium Benzoate is an antimicrobial agent that is used in off the shelf baked goods but works best in a slightly acidic media such as

bottled soft drinks, fruit juices, pickles, preserves, jams, jellies and margarine. Sodium benzoate is moderately toxic by ingestion. It has shown to cause birth defects in experimental animals. Large doses by mouth can cause nausea and vomiting. Two well-known preservatives used in cured or pickled products are Sodium Nitrate and Sodium Nitrite. Sodium Nitrate is also known as salt-peter and used as a color fixative in cured meats. Nitrates combine with natural stomach saliva to create nitrosamines – powerful cancer-causing agents. Many studies with experimental animals have shown the development of cancerous tumors similar to those found in humans. Nitrates can disable an infant’s hemoglobin in which the hemoglobin can not transport adequate oxygen. Sodium Nitrites resist the growth of clostridium botulinium spores. It is used as a color fixative in cured meats. This agent also becomes nitrosamines in our systems. It imparts the pink color we are all familiar with in hams, hot dogs, etc. Vitamin C and Vitamin E can be added to block the formation of nitrosamines. Most recently some food processors have decreased the amount of sodium nitrites to 1/10th of 1% in cured meats. Perhaps public outcry is making a difference! Rocky Plains Quality Meats now carries Ham and Bacon with no Nitrites or Nitrates! Do yourself and your family a favor and just be aware of the preservatives in the foods you buy. Dee West is a partner in Rocky Plains Quality Meats serving two locations in Northeastern Colorado: 4022 WCR 11, Dacono, Co. and Loveland, Co. If you are interested in more information, please check us out at for directions to our stores or call us at 303-833-3791.

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Accepting New Patients Many of my patients share with me their Accepting United Health Care, Anthem, Kaiser, Aetna and many more experiences with other chiropractors. One of the (303)833-2332 most common complaints I Dr. Michael P. Simone, DC Dipl. Med. Ac. hear concerns being asked Jannine Simone, MS, PT to sign a contract for a series of treatments—often with (Just east of the stoplight at CR52 & Colorado Blvd) a discount of some sort. 118 8th St. in Dacono Another complaint relates to chiropractors who are read research and modify their treatment depending on present at garden shows, home shows, and health their clinical experience and the research. fairs. They will often do a cursory examination, --Am I really getting a “discount” for find something of “concern”, and offer a discount signing up for multiple visits? for a comprehensive examination if the person --Is the health care practitioner a member signs up, on the spot, to be seen in their office. of their national professional organization? A There are potential problems with these health care practitioner who is a member of their tactics—some legal and some ethical. The legal national professional organization has voluntarily issues related to the signing of contracts for future agreed to conform to higher ethical standards. care are addressed by the Colorado Chiropractic --Has the health care practitioner had Board of Examiners. Ethical issues are addressed disciplinary action by their state licensing board? by national professional organizations. I hope these tips will help you find an Information from these organizations can be ethical, evidenced based provider who has your found with a simple Google search. health as their primary concern—not that of Prospective patients need to ask themselves their pocketbooks. a series of questions before deciding where to Simone Physical Medicine is located in get treatment (some of these apply to all health Dacono. They provide treatment by a physical care providers): therapist and a doctor of chiropractic, who is --Do I really believe a health care practitioner also certified in acupuncture. They accept can accurately guess how many visits of treatment are almost all insurances and Dr. Simone is a Kaiser needed after just one examination (except maybe an Provider. They can be reached at 303-833-2332 orthodontist)? Evidenced informed providers constantly or at

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“I like building relationships, getting to know entire families and being the kind of doctor patients can turn to for the big and small stuff.” Patients have different needs over the course of their lives. At times, I may be more of a healthcare coach and partner. Other times, I may be asked to play a stronger role and direct the decision-making process. Wherever you are, whatever your needs, I’ll be there … for a long, long time. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Fischer, please call 303.833.8880.

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Food for Your Soul Tolerance

Have you heard of the group Toleration? This group insisted on toleration of all religious ways, beliefs, and customs. Their promotional leaflet explained their viewpoint. Then it listed all things they were against, most of which were related to Christianity! What they really meant is that they wanted a tolerance of anything in society, except Christianity! This so called tolerance really only meant an intolerance of the absolutes of Christianity. Our society as a whole has started to follow this seriously flawed line of thinking. We are told that anti-abortionists have no business impressing their particular bias on society! Have you heard anyone say this about the pro-abortion groups? Even some Christians are questioning truths of the Bible: God’s existence, God’s Law: the Ten Commandments, God’s plan for marriage, God’s value of every human life, and many other Biblical issues. If Christians speak out about these issues, they are labeled as haters and intolerant people! This thinking is totally illogical coming from these groups crying out for all people to have freedom to speak their minds! The Bible teaches in 1 Peter 1:25: “But the Word of the Lord endures for ever. And this is the Word which by the Gospel is preached unto you.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17 says, “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” You can be confident that even if the media, society, or the government tells you to be tolerant, you will not go astray if you obey the Word of God. There is no tolerance for sin in Scripture! We are called to show love to all people. Showing love to all people does NOT mean supporting them in going down a path of sin that will lead to destruction and emptiness, even if that is what society says we must do. Yes, every person can choose his own belief system, but the key is basing it on actual truth, not on what he would like truth to be. Base your belief system on Absolute Truth, the truth of the Bible which stands the test of time! John Lennon founder of the Beatles said, “Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. I needn’t argue with that; I’m right and I will be proved right. We’re more popular than Jesus now; I don’t know which will go first - rock and roll or Christianity.” Something very similar was said like that 2000 years ago from a priest named Gamaliel in Acts 5: He said that if what Christ was preaching was false, it would fade away, and if it was true, it would stand. I must say that 2000 years later, Christ’s teachings are still standing! John Lennon was just a false teacher. Christ’s Truth is historical, it is documented, and it stands the test of time! Pastor Jason Kokenzie would like to invite you to attend services at Firestone Baptist Church. The church meets at Carbon Valley Academy, 4040 Coriolis Way Frederick, CO 80504. Sunday School - 9:00AM Morning Worship- 10:00AM. Wednesday In-home Bible Study - 6:45PM. Contact information: FirestoneBaptist. com / 303-736-9959.

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a graduating senior at Monarch High School, and Madison V. Wagnaar a graduating senior at Vista Ridge Academy. The Erie Chamber will honor both students at a reception held at the Erie Chamber of Commerce, 235 Wells Street on Monday, April 30 at 5:30 pm. The public is welcome to attend. Checks in the amount of $1,000.00 each will be sent directly to the student’s college of choice.

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Coal Ridge Honor Society Bags Some Trash for AdoptA-Place Program

Honor Society students from Firestone’s Coal Ridge Middle School gathered for a quarterly cleanup along the Firestone Trail on April 14, 2012, as part of the group’s involvement in Firestone’s Adopt-A-Place program. The program is designed for local organizations, businesses and individuals to come together to combat litter problems in the community to help keep Firestone a beautiful community to live, work and enjoy. The Coal Ridge Middle School Honor Society adopted

We want to know what your needs are and what the library can do to help! Bring your thoughts and ideas and we’ll share, as well at the Carbon Valley Regional Library at 7 Park Avenue, Firestone on Wednesday, May 9, 6:30 pm in the Meeting Room. RSVP: Jan Cruz 720-6855111 (by Monday, May 7)

Local Mom Earns $$ for Disney Trip on Consignments

Frederick mom shops all year looking for deals which helps brings cash to the table and she sells year `round too. She earned a whopping $30K last year selling kids’ items at the Longmont and Frederick Just Between Friends Huge Kids’ Consignment Sales (JBF). This money not only brought cash to the table, but bought a Disney World Trip for the family. In its 11th year, the JBF sale involves more than 500 consignors and thousands of new and gently-used children’s and maternity items, including clothing, equipment, toys and books. For many frugal mothers who have consigned at local shops for years, the sale offers the opportunity to earn a greater percentage back on their items. Each consignor prices his/her own merchandise and receives 60% of the asking price. Consignors have the opportunity to increase their take by volunteering at the sale. The sale happens over 9 days, with consignors beginning to bring merchandise on Monday and Tuesday, May 7th and 8th and picking up or donating unsold items on Tuesday, May 15. This sale is open 6 days to the public. Laura Stagg, JBF Owner, and a team of volunteers are responsible for all of the promotion, merchandising, sale, and cash distribution of the sale. In addition to benefiting shoppers and consignors, the Just Between Friends sale donates selected unsold merchandise to the OUR Center, Tri Towns Community Bank, Sister Carmen and other local charities. The May 9-14 sale at the Boulder County Fairgrounds in Longmont will include spring and summer kids’ clothing items, toys, books, software and electronics, bicycles and other outdoor equipment, furniture, baby equipment and maternity items. For more information about consigning, volunteering or shopping, please contact Laura Staggs at or check out the sale website at

the Firestone Trail from Firestone Boulevard to Sable Avenue throughout 2012. The program requires that the group do at least one cleanup a quarter in the adopted place. Started in 2005, the Adopt-A-Place Program began when the Town of Firestone and its residents recognized the need to clean up litter in the community. By participating in the AdoptA-Place program, community groups, businesses and individuals help the Town of Firestone reallocate funds, time and manpower to other much-needed programs and projects, including park construction, upgrading and maintenance, trail improvement projects and more. For more information on the Adopt-A-Place program, visit communityEvents-adoptaplace.html.

Imagine Charter School at Firestone has exciting news to share! Odyssey of the Mind is a wonderful program that teaches students how to use the team work and creativity skills they learn every day in a fun and challenging way. Our school’s mission is to positively shape the hearts and minds of students by providing them with a classical, Core Knowledge curriculum that is academically rigorous and content rich, a safe environment in which character is modeled and promoted, and a community in which to build trusting relationships with others. The Odyssey program dovetails nicely with our school mission. This is our students’ first year participating in the Odyssey of the Mind program, and they have exceeded all expectations! We had five teams of students who, with no adult or other outside assistance, solved an in-depth problem, created their own skit to demonstrate their solution and worked on how to solve spontaneous problems as a team. At the Colorado State Competition, two of our teams placed high enough to move on to the World Finals in May. This is an amazing opportunity for these creative students to meet and compete with teams from all over the world. The cost for each student and coach, including lodging, food, and tournament fees, is $550, for a total of near $5000 per team. Your sponsorship would help cover a portion of this cost and greatly benefit these teams. T h e Imagine Builders participated in the OohMotional Ve h i c l e , Division 1, and placed 2nd in both Regional and State competitions. T h e y focused on recycling as their theme, including using recycled cans, CDs, juice pouches, and other items for their costumes and props. They were able to create a moving vehicle using specific batteries allowed by Odyssey rules. To see this team in action, please go to for a video of their performance. T h e P u m a Professors participated in the Weird Science Problem, also placing 2nd in both Regional and State. They used a satellite picture from NASA to create a “science fictionâ€? theme with a script including humor and science. They used a reversible back ground to give them colorful and unique settings. Their performance can be seen at For employers, it is important to know that Odyssey of the Mind teaches students valuable skills that will help them become exemplary employees in the future. There are few extracurricular activities that, among other things: • Teach students how to work in teams so they learn cooperation and respect for others • Give students the opportunity to evaluate ideas and make decisions on their own • Require students to work within a budget and manage money • Inspire students to look for more than one way to solve a problem Your support is greatly appreciated and will go a long way in helping us reach our fundraising goal. We thank you for taking the time to consider supporting the Imagine Charter School Odyssey of the Mind teams. Please contact Lori Olson at 303-772-3711 or with any questions. All donations are tax deductible. Tax ID # 261347003

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Carbon Valley Regional Library Happenings The Carbon Valley Regional Library is located at 7 Park Avenue, Firestone. For more information on any of the programs listed, visit or call 720-685-5100.

zz Writers’ Group – Join this group of enthusiastic, passionate, and avid writers; bring your current writing projects to share – 6:00 pm. Tuesday, May 1 and May 15. zz Job Seeker Help – Come get help with your resume, online job application or job search. Registration required. – 10:30 am. Saturday, May 5. zzIntroduction to Finding Funders for Nonprofits/Getting Started with Foundation Grants to Individuals Online – Learn how to use Foundation Directory Online, a database designed specifically for nonprofit organizations. Participants will also be introduced to Foundation Grants to Individuals Online which is designed to help individuals seeking grants (mostly schooling or professional needs). Registration required. – 6:00 pm. Wednesday, May 23. zzSummer Storytime Registration for the June 3-July 28 session begins – Tuesday, May 29

Erie Community Library Happenings

The Erie Community Library is located at 400 Powers Street, Erie. For more information on any of the programs listed, visit or call 720-685-5200. zz Erie Writer’s Group – Open to all levels of writers ages 18 and up; join us for games, workshops, resource sharing and tips – 6:30 pm. Tuesday, May 1 and May 15.


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Spring Clean But Keep These!

Spring is a great time to clean out prior years financial papers and tax documents that clutter your home and office. Here’s a checklist of the documents you should keep: 1. Capital gains and losses. Your total capital gain is reduced by your basis or your original purchase price plus, with mutual funds, any reinvested dividends and capital gains. But you may have bought that stock five years ago and you’ve been reinvesting those dividends and capital gains over the last decade. Also don’t forget those stock splits. You don’t ever want to throw these records away until after you sell the securities. In case you are ever audited, you’ll have the necessary information to prove the figures. Therefore, you’ll need to keep those records for at least three years after you file the tax return reporting the security sales. 2. Expenses on your home. Cost records for your principal residence and any improvements made should be kept until the house is sold. It’s just good practice, even though most homeowners won’t face any tax problems. That’s because a gain on the sale of less than $250,000 if you file single (or $500,000 on a joint return) is not subject to income tax under tax legislation which was enacted in 1997. If the gain is more or if you don’t qualify for the full gain exclusion, then you will want to keep those records for another three years after that return is filed. The likelihood of this happening to homeowners is fairly small since the 1997 tax law was enacted, but of course, it’s better to be safe than sorry. 3. Business records. Business records can become a nightmare. Nonresidential real estate is now depreciated over 39 years. You could be audited on the depreciation up to three years after you file the return for the 39th year. That’s a long time to hold on to receipts, but you may need to validate those numbers. 4. Employment, bank, and brokerage statements. Keep all your W-2s, any1099s, brokerage, and bank statements to prove income until three years after you file your tax return. 5. Tax returns. Keep copies of your filed tax returns as well. You can’t rely on the IRS to actually have a copy of your old returns. As a general rule, you should keep tax records for 6 years. 6. Social Security records. You will need to keep some records for Social Security purposes, so check with the Social Security Administration each year to confirm that your payments have been appropriately credited. If they’re wrong, you will need your W-2 or copies of your Schedule C (if self-employed) to prove the right amount. It is recommended to not dispose of records until after you’ve validated those contributions. Contact me by phone or email if you have any questions about what records you need to keep this spring. Denyse Gibbs, CPA - Owner of Gibbs & Associates, PLLC in Firestone can be reached at 303-908-6240 or

zz Local History Series: Heroes, Villains, Dames & Disasters – Michael Madigan. Join us for 150 years of frontpage stories from the Rocky Mountain News – 7 pm. Thursday, May 10. zz Summer Storytime Registration for the June 3-July 28 session begins – Tuesday, May 29.

school in 1950. To make it more interesting, Denver Public Schools were doing a program on the Emily Griffith school and interviewed Todd. As Todd shared his goals and knowing Margie and his dream of doing a shop like hers, the Denver Public Schools ended up interviewing Margie as well. What started out as a promo program ended up being a documentary on the Emily Griffith School and included Margie’s story. Todd says going to Emily Griffith has been the best experience he’s ever had. Now graduated, Todd is finishing up getting the shop ready for his new business. He says, “Working with Jason, the building inspector for Frederick, has been a huge help and a positive experience.â€? Another “God Thingâ€? is how he ended up getting 234 5th Street. Now owned by Corinne Fresquez, the facility has been an insurance office for a number of years. Todd had another location in mind and that fell through. But immediately after Corinne’s office (Margie’s Barber Shop) became available. To top it off, Corinne’s dad retired from barbering a few years back. So with Corinne’s experience and Todd’s vision, everything worked out. Todd says people will see a few renovations but nothing big. Todd’s barber even gave Todd a barber chair he had stored in his garage. All the details keep working themselves out, all to God’s glory. Todd has met with Margie and her daughters and they have been a great support in his endeavor. Margie didn’t want to close her barber shop but from years in the business her shoulder caused her too much pain. Todd says, “When Margie cut my hair she had to stand on a stool because it was painful for her to raise her arm.â€? Margie’s Barber Shop was like the hub where people met. Her location became a onestop shop. It was the place people dropped off their dry cleaning, bought flats of eggs, whatever Margie could do to make life a bit easier for others. She was very generous with her time and apparently continues to be very generous. When Todd shared with her that he was opening his shop in her old shop Margie asked, “Do you have a barber pole?â€? She said, “I got one.â€? She had already given it to one of her daughter’s but the daughter said what her mom wanted is more important. So Todd will be hanging it in the original spot. Mr. Todd’s Barber Shop will offer traditional barbering; haircuts, straight razor shaves, shampoo and men’s hair coloring. Todd says, “It’s a barber shop‌simple guy talk‌a place to hang.â€? Mr. Todd’s will open in June at 234 5th Street in Frederick. It’s the quaint little yellow shop, with the barber pole. Call Mr. Todd’s barber shop at 303.434.1880 to make an appointment. Walk-ins welcome.

That Place

As we continue on our journey, we have seen much support from some very prominent community members. That is very exciting! It is my hope, that after hearing from some of these community members, you may also be inclined to come out and meet with us at one of our monthly Community Meetings. It is so important to us as a Community Non-Profit Business to meet with the people of our community. The more we get together with community members (both students and adults), the better we will be able to meet the needs of the students in our community. We don’t want to wait until opening weekend to hear from you. We are in the planning phase NOW! Beverly J. Mendel (Past President of Carbon Valley Rotary, and Past Assistant Governor of District 5450 Area 8) - “We’re excited to see your vision of That Place move forward!� Gary Barbour (Chief Frederick Police Department) - “The need for a healthy gathering place for youth, particularly after school, is apparent to anyone familiar with this community.� Brian Young (Principal Coal Ridge Middle School) - “We need this in our community. The only other thing similar to this is in Longmont and that doesn’t work for most of our families. I will support this however I can.� Pete Vargas (Principal Frederick High School) - “THAT PLACE goes along with one of my goals to have the high school and community more tied in together. I think this is a great vision.� Chad Auer (Targeted District Improvement Manager for Colorado Department of Education) - “Organizations like That Place are a principal’s dream. That Place is committed to supporting the academic achievement of local students as well as providing a safe place for them to build thriving lives outside school hours. Further, in my role as Mayor, I am convinced that one of the keys to building a thriving community is thoughtfully investing in kids. To the degree that adults are able to support kids and families, it benefits everyone - most importantly the students themselves.� Theodore Poszywak (Fire Chief – Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District) - “I believe any program that provides our young adults with hope and support through healthy, productive activities and programs is a welcome addition to our communities.� Mike Schiers (St. Vrain Valley School Board Member) “I am your PR person. If anyone asks, I completely support this! We do need something like this for the kids who aren’t connected to after school activities.� Come and see what this is all about! We will be at the Carbon Valley Regional Library Wednesday, May 2, 2012 from 6:30-7:30. Also, “like our Facebook page to be kept up-to-date with latest happenings between meetings. And our developing web-site You may also contact Callico Neu, Executive Director, personally, at 720-838-0251 or

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Creative Kids Child Care Sweetgrass (303)464-0175 ď ’

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Creative Years Learning Ctr Messiah Lutheran School Carbon Valley 1335 Francis St., Longmont (303)833-9001 ď ’ (303)776-3466 Cynthia’s Child Care (303)564-5697 Exploring Minds Academy Erie (303)828-3452 ď ’ Frederick Day Care Country Side 720.362.2644 ď ’

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Hand-N-Hand Daycare Tri-town area (720)244-0963 ď ’ Heart & Hand Child Care Platteville (970)785-6138 ď ’ A Home Away from Home Sagebrush (303)833-3197 ď ’ Husky Club @ Centennial Elementary (720)652-8240 Imaginations at Work Firestone (303)833-6745 ď ’ Johnson Family Daycare Ridgecrest (720)982-6228 ď ’ Grandma Bea’s DayCare Mead (970)535-0109 ď ’ Kids First Preschool Booth Farms (720)939-9954 ď ’ Kim Sanger’s Family Child Care, Erie (303)828-4620 ď ’ Knudsen Kidz LLC Firestone 720-939-2461 Leaps of Knowledge Savannah (303)466-6999 Lisa Day Care Savannah (303)833-5646 ď ’

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Veterans Coffee Hour This group meets every Friday at 9:30 am Stop at the Senior Center for coffee and catch up on the latest news with other veterans. Its all about sharing! We will have a little coffee cake or sweet something to go along with the wake-up “black gold� Cancer Support This caring and sharing group meets with those who have had or presently have cancer. Meets on the second Monday of every month from 11:00 am– 12:30 at the Prairie Greens Club House. Grief Support This group is to assist in the grieving process. If you have lost a spouse, friend or loved one, consider joining this informal discussion group. Bring a snack and we will provide the drinks. Meets every second and fourth Friday 1:00– 2:30 pm at the Prairie Greens Club House . Lifestyle Change Program ~~NEW~~ If you have type II diabetes, pre-diabetes, or are interested in healthy lifestyle choices then this ongoing informative class is for your benefit. Please join us on the 2nd Thursdays of every month from 1-2:30 pm at the Senior Center. Class cost is $1.00 per visit. ~~NEW~~ “The Good Old Boys Breakfast Club� { GOBBC } The first Monday of the Month @ 8:30 am meet at Rosario’s in Dacono. Have breakfast and meet new “guy� friends!

The Nuns of Abbey St Walburga {Virginia Dale CO.} Date: May 8th {Tuesday} Time: 9 am departure / 5 pm return Cost: $8 member / $13 non-member Deadline: May 4th Visit the Abby and ranch of these beautiful nuns. They also have a gift shop. JOY! See how they live by growing their own food, respect and honor their reverence. They will also provide a fine lunch prepared and served by the nuns. {paid at the time of lunch} Salute to Seniors {Colorado Convention Center/Denver} Date: May 11th {Friday} Time: 9:30 departure Cost: $10 member / $15 non-member Come to the largest Senior exhibition celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the voyage Titanic! Wear a dress from the 1900’s period to win a contest. Meet the great granddaughter of Molly Brown. Crackpots/Country Buffet {Longmont} Date: May 17th {Thursday} Time: 11 am departure / 3:30pm return Cost: $17 member / $23 non-member Deadline: May 11th The first order of the day is to Country Buffet for a scrumptious lunch. Then we will take a short trip over to ~~New~~ Crackpots’ where we will pick one of 4 items to prepare, MONDAY GAME DAY paint glaze and fire. An experienced instructor will walk Sponsored By Frames, Games & Things Unnamed you through the steps! Play: Senior Moments | Reminisce Evening Patio BBQ Lear’s Dice | Penny Hockey and more Date: May 17th {Thursday} Time: 5 pm Sunday Senior Dance Bring a side dish, meat and drinks will be provided. This Day: July 8th (Sunday) BBQ is western themed so dress the part. Please sign up Time: 2:00 pm-5:00 pm at the center so we have a accurate count. Movie Matinees at the Senior Center Cost: FREE for members/$5 for non-members May 4th and 18th {Fridays} at 2 pm. Movie to be shown Dance to the magical sounds of Jim Erhlich will be posted at the Senior Center. If there is a particular Fun for all! We will have door prizes and refreshments! movie you would like to see let Hollie or Aleta know. Cost Senior Center Contact Info is only .50 cents. Bring a snack to share. 6615 Frederick Way in Frederick May 4th – “Courageousâ€? PG-13 303-833-2739 May 18th - “The American Presidentâ€? PG-13 For more details such as actors etc. see the actual DVD Volunteers are needed to answer phones at senior center. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from Senior Dance 11am-1 pm.~Sign-up if you can help. Date: May 20th {Sunday} Time: 2-5 pm Cost: Free for senior members $5 for all others Dance to the magical sounds of Jim Erhlich. May 9th We will have door prizes and refreshments. Grilled chicken breast, scalloped potatoes, broccoli, and waldorf The Mercantile CafĂŠ salad catered by The Bridge Retirement. {Jamestown} All seniors business meeting following lunch. May 16th Date: May 22nd {Tuesday} Time: 9 am Variety of pocket sandwiches ham & cheese, Johnsonville, departure / 1 pm return cabbage & ground beef, pepperoni & cheese, Wisconsin cheese Cost: $4 member / $9 non-member soup, pasta salad/coleslaw and rhubarb cobbler catered by Deadline: May 18th Daylight Donuts. This cafĂŠ served as the Post Office and May 23rd the General Store in the 1900’s. We will Fried chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, corn on the cob, salad, enjoy breakfast or lunch and enjoy the town rolls catered by Pete’s Place. Bring a dessert to share {optional}. atmosphere. Fun for all! Bingo after lunch. Fire Dept. will be here taking blood pressures. SilverSneakerÂŽ/Senior Juice May 30th Breakfast for lunch. Biscuits & gravy, bacon, eggs, and fresh fruit and Coffee Bar @ Rec. Center medley catered by Life Fellowship Church {No need to bring Sponsored by Haven Behavioral Senior plates or utensils the church will serve you at your table}. Care of North Denver After lunch the Mayors will speak and answer questions. Day: May 25th {Friday} Time: 8:00 - 11:00 Cost for Senior Lunches am Cost: FREE Come and have a morning Senior member $6 snack and juice or coffee before or after Senior non-member {Or guest under 55} $9 your workout. Meet some new people for SilverSneakerÂŽ /Senior member $3 good conversation! Periodically we will SilverSneakerÂŽ /non-Senior member $6 give a prize or two away. REMEMBER **Please call 303-833-2739 by 1:00 pm the Tuesday before if you plan to join us for lunch as they are catered. SilverSneakersÂŽ swipe your card at the Call in cancellations must be made by 1:00 pm the Tuesday front desk. *PLEASE make sure you swipe prior otherwise there will be a lunch charge. your card each and every time you enter **ALL Silver SneakerÂŽ members must swipe their card to get the building. Twice if doing two different the SilverSneakerÂŽ member price. things in the building.*

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St. Theresa’s Catholic Church Mark Your Calendar Vacation Bible School July 30 - August 3 The theme is SonRise National Park VBS


Ages 4 to 11 Monday to Friday June 4th-8th 9:00 a.m. to 12:00

Grace Point Community Church Helping People Say ‘Yes’ To God!

We are currently in the process of gathering a LAUNCH TEAM made up of people from all kinds of backgrounds who want to be part of something new and exciting and help us launch a new family oriented church in the city of Firestone.

FRIDAY is VBS Family Fun Night 5:00—8:00 p.m. •Bring Your Bible• Prairie Community Church’s Farm, 9993 WCR 11, on the South West Corner of Birch and Sable Pre-register at For more info you can call the church at (303) 651-1640.

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Our plan is to begin monthly church services in the Summer, and then weekly services in the Fall. If you live in or around the Carbon Valley area we would love to talk with you about how you can be a part of our team, either in a leadership or supportive role. For further information, please visit us at or call 720.217.3407

The gift basket was valued at over $500 worth of items & certificates. Thanks to all of you who became friends of the CVCR on Facebook and thanks to all the businesses who joined the CVCR in putting the items in the basket: Just Tri Fitness, LSI Computer Services Inc., Fisher KIA, CJs Liquor, Carbon Valley Rec Center, Axis of Movement, Adams Bank & Trust, Pepper Jack's Grille, and Daylight Donuts.

Filmed in the jungles of Africa, CHIMPANZEE follows an adorable baby chimp named Oscar. Oscar learns daily from his mother until a rival chimpanzee family threatens their survival. Oscar’s mother teaches him how to use a rock to break open a nut’s shell. Then, Oscar’s group goes into a rival group’s territory to get some lush fruit. They fail, but the rival group stages a surprise attack. Oscar’s mother protects him, but she dies in the process. Oscar still needs an adult chimpanzee’s help, but his group’s other females reject him. Then, help comes for Oscar from an unlikely source. CHIMPANZEE is an entertaining documentary. It keeps viewers engaged and focused throughout. Beautiful scenes of the African forests and close-ups of the adorable baby chimp make the film even more enjoyable. Although there are no references to God, the movie shows the beauty of newborn life, along with the importance of family and motherly attention. Thus, overall, CHIMPANZEE reflects a strong moral worldview with positive redemptive elements. Some of the chimp fighting may be too intense for very young children, but CHIMPANZEE is one of the better nature documentaries.

Area Churches Prairie Community Church Worship Service Sunday at 10:30 a.m. (303)651-1640 Coal Ridge M.S., 6201 Booth Dr, Firestone Pastor Brian Thompson Living Water Northgate Friday’s: Youth Group 7 pm Sunday’s: Bible College 8am Free Snacks at 9 am & Service 10am 303-668-1329 www.Livingwater.LA 7073 Colorado Blvd. (WCR 13) Frederick Pastor Steve Owings New Horizons Christian Church Worship 10:00 a.m. & Bible School 9:00a 303-833-3013 530 Cherry St., Dacono Pastor Rob Thomas Rinn United Methodist Church Worship 9:30a Sunday 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 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 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 Life Song Church of Erie Sun. School 9:15a Service 10:15a 303-828-1040 500 Briggs St., Erie

Bible Study Fellowship

Bible Study Fellowship, an inter-denomination Women’s Bible Study, will be registering for our fall study of Genesis. Registration will take place on Wednesday May 2 and Wednesday May 9th, starting at 9:10 a.m. at Calvary Church, located on 21st and Gay Street in Longmont, CO. There will be no childcare available. Please call Joan at 303-746-3558 for more information.

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

St. Scholastica Catholic Church Liturgy: Tuesday 6:00pm Saturday 3:00pm ; Sunday 9:00am 303-828-4221 or 303-833-2966 Main & Wells in Erie, CO Fr. Hernan Florez, Administrator

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

Guardian Angels Catholic Church 15179 WCR 7 in Mead Liturgy: Mon. 5:30 pm Sat. 5:30 pm Sun. 9:00 & 10:30 am 970-535-0721 Rev. Gregory Ames, Administrator

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

LifeBridge Tri-Towns Grow 9:00 a.m. Worship 10:00 a.m. Frederick High School, 600 5th St. 303-776-2927

Frederick Foursquare Spanish Church Sunday 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 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 Abundant Life Church Sunday Service & Sunday School 10:00a 970-535-0311 4380 Hwy. 66 (.3 mile east of I-25 on south) Pastor Jim Coleman St. Theresa Catholic Church 502 Walnut Street Mass: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 8:30am Saturday: 6:00pm Sunday: 10:30am and 12:30pm Espanol & 5:00pm Espanol (303) 833-2966 Fr. Hernan Florez, Pastor Pastor Drew Depler

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 Calvary Bible Church Sunday Worship 10:30 am Erie High School-3150 WCR 5-Erie Student Ministry for Middle & High School 303-442-3484 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 L.I.F.E. Fellowship Sunday 9:15 a.m. 451 Oak St., Frederick (303)451-5433 Pastor Brady Thornton

Mead United Methodist Church Sunday Worship - 9:00am 511 Palmer Ave, Mead, (970)535-4249 Pastor Mark Heiss

St. Brigit Episcopal Church Sunday Worship: 9:30am 110 Johnson St. Frederick 720-208-0280 Pastor: Felicia SmithGraybeal

Living the Truth Ministries Bible believing Church; we want to grow with you. Sunday 10 am and 6 pm Thursday 6 pm 545 Main St., Erie, CO (720)272-2026 Pastor Carl Gerdes

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

New Hope Fellowship/Erie Baptist Church Corner of Cheeseman & High, Erie Sunday service 10:00 am Children’s church 10:30 am (303) 828-0638 Pastor Dr. Mitch Gardner Messiahville Baptist 4700 CR 6 (east of I-25) Sunday School 9:45a Service 11a 720-253-5783 Pastor Corey Seulean Pastor Moore 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 Erie United Methodist Church 604 Holbrook St, Erie (across Town Hall) Sunday School 9:30a.m. (for all ages) Worship 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided 303-828-3906 Pastor Jim Calhoun The Fort Foursquare Church Sunday Worship 11:00 AM 217 4th St., Dacono, CO 80514 Pastor David Findley Saint Andrews Episcopal Church Worship 8am Sunday 204 Park Avenue Ft. Lupton 303-650-6170 Reverend Gary Sitton

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 Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church Summer Schedule: Sunday Services 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. 640 Alpine St., Longmont, CO 80504 303-776-1789 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Highland Lake Ward Sacrament Meeting 1 p.m. 9029 Grand Mesa Avenue, Frederick Bishop Christopher LeBaron 970-535-4609 Rinn Valley Ward Sacrament Meeting 9 a.m. 9029 Grand Mesa Avenue, Frederick Bishop Paul Glover 303-702-7313 Saddleback Ward Sacrament Meeting 11 a.m. 9029 Grand Mesa Avenue, Frederick Bishop David Parker 303-833-2121 Carbon Valley Seventh-Day Adventist Church 418 8th St. #A, Dacono, CO 80514 Sabbath School 10:00 A.M. Saturday Worship Service 11:15 A.M. Pastor Frank Wilson 720-939-5472

Rejoice Lutheran Church Sunday Worship: 8:00am and 10:30am Renovations are completed & we are worshipping at 3413 Lowell Lane, Erie. 303-828-3953 Pastor Ruby Narucki 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 Sunday Worship 9 & 11:15 a.m. 5860 Majestic St (CR13 N. of Hwy 52), Frederick 303.652.2211 Lead Pastor Alan Ahlgrim Calvary Chapel of Longmont Sunday Service @ 09:30am Thursday Worship & Prayer @ 07:00pm 1801 Sunset Place Suite D in Longmont 303-870-1861 Pastor: Michael Patrick Grace Point Community Church A Foursquare Church P.O. Box 623 Firestone, CO 80520 720-217-3407 Lead Pastor: Tim Lyon 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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Choosing a Real Estate Agent - for Buyers

When you are thinking of buying a home, you have 2 basic choices. One way is to drive around or search the Internet, narrow down the choices and then call each individual Realtor to get further information or to see the house. There is a better way, however. Select one agent to work with and let them do the work! A good Realtor can make the process go smoother, alert you to things you don’t know about, and save you both time and money. Most people do not buy or sell real estate very often, so they don’t know what they don’t know. A good Realtor can help identify areas that you need to look into in a transaction. In Colorado, a Broker usually works with Buyers as either a Buyer’s Broker or a transaction Broker. The basic difference is a Buyer’s Broker is representing and acting in the best interest of the Buyer and in Transaction Brokerage, the agent is just putting together the deal and not representing either party. In most cases, the Realtor working with the Buyer is being paid by the Seller’s broker, so there is not a cost to the Buyer, so take advantage of their service. So, how should you choose a Realtor to help you buy a home? There are several ways. Get references from people you know that have purchased a home - did they like their Realtor? Who is active in the local market where you want to buy? Has there been an office you have worked with in the past? Once you have come up with a few names, you then need to make a selection. It is best to interview a couple of Realtors before you make a decision. Buying a home may well be one of the largest investments of your life, so taking an hour to talk to a couple people is well worth it. In my experience, most problems that occur between a Buyer and an agent happen due to lack of communication or misunderstanding

of each other’s expectations. Following are several questions (not in any particular order), to consider asking of the Realtors you interview: Have you sold homes in the area I want? What sources do you have to locate properties? Do you have lenders or inspectors you can recommend? Do you get paid anything for me using any of these references? What length of Buyer Broker contract do you require? If I feel you are not doing your job, can I cancel the contract? Can you give me references of other Buyers that you have recently helped? When are you available to show me homes? How often will you tell me about new properties just on the market? How will you communicate with me? How much experience do you have, or what support do you have if there are questions you can’t answer? Is there someone to show me homes if you are out of town? Once you make a decision on your Buyer’s Broker, let (and make) them do their job. Don’t call another agent to ask questions or to set up a showing of the property, this is your agent’s job. If you come across a property that your Realtor did not give you, give him or her the address and have them get you the details you want. Sometimes, a property can be on the Internet or have a for sale sign in front, but the Broker did not tell you about it because it is under contract or because it did not meet your requirements. Buying a home, especially your first one, will be exciting, scary, nerve-racking, frustrating, thrilling, stressful and fulfilling. It will also be one of the best things you do in your life. Work with someone that will help make it successful. Greg Zadel CRB, CRS, GRI, Zadel Realty 8110 WCR 13 S-4 Firestone 303-833-3012

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The Renaissance of Puerto Vallarta

There has been a new interest in the romantic and fun Mexican resort destination of Puerto Vallarta. The efforts to set Puerto Vallarta apart from the newer resorts of Cancun and Cabo San Lucas, has been marked by a multimillion dollar redo of the city’s famous four mile, pedestrian-friendly Malecon waterfront promenade. This renovation coincided with the launch of a rebranding effort to highlight the city’s main attractions. The Malecon, considered the jewel in the crown of Puerto Vallarta’s renovation and image makeover, now includes an unusual exhibit of local artwork: 22 hand-painted wooden fishing boats, called pangas, line the wide brick promenade. The boats feature murals of fishing scenes, religious themes and city attractions. The reconstructed, redone, repaved, expanded and enlarged waterfront is at the heart of the resort city’s renaissance. The narrow sidewalk, broken cobblestones and lots of traffic noise and fumes are gone. These are replaced with wide, brick-lined, pedestrian friendly, traffic free boulevard, sidewalk cafes, restaurants and fruit markets stretch more than four miles from the main square near the city’s historic cathedral to Los Muertos beach in old Vallarta. There’s a great place at the end of the Malecon to try a well-deserved great mango ice cream cone. When you think of Puerto Vallarta, you think of Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, you think of beautiful sunsets (you don’t get them in Cancun), you think of great beaches and now, a revitalized downtown. A great place to stroll in the evenings, you can take a taxi or the city bus for just $1.60 or so from some of the great all-inclusive resorts. There are some very new, wonderful all-inclusive resorts in the area too. The new Secrets Vallarta Bay for adults only in the hotel zone and the new Dreams Puerto Vallarta Resort and Spa for couples, friends and families just south of the Malecon. There are lot’s of sales for the summer, so be sure to contact your favorite travel consultant. For more information or questions, please contact Judy Bakanec at Going Places Travel in Frederick at 303-485-9930 or judy@

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Emergency Management agencies in Weld County and the Carbon Valley area are recommending that everyone register their home address and cell phone, pager, e-mail, and other devices for early Emergency Notifications at any of the following websites. Weld County Government Website: City of Dacono Website: Town of Frederick Website: Town of Firestone Website: Frederick-Firestone FPD Website: Mountain View FPD - Website: Registration is free and only takes a few minutes of your time.


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FFFPD Elections

The FrederickFirestone Fire Protection District will hold a polling place election on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, between the RESCUE hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 OFFICIUM, VENERATIO, PIETAS p.m. The polling place is located at FrederickFirestone Fire Protection Fire Station 1, 31 Walnut Drive, Frederick, Colorado. At that time three (3) directors, one each representing Wards one(1), four (4) and five (5), will be elected to serve a four (4) year term. Jeffrey Jurgena and Timothy Kosmerl are both seeking re-election in Wards 4 and 5 respectively unopposed. Thomas Hamblin (incumbent) and Glen LaVanchy are both seeking election to the Ward 1 Director position. The following information was submitted by the candidates: 2



Thomas Hamblin (Ward 1)

My name is Thomas Hamblin and I am running for a position on the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District board. My Family and I have lived in the area for over 13 years and developed strong roots in the community. I have three children attending Coal Ridge Middle or Prairie Ridge Elementary School. My wife has taught at Prairie Ridge Elementary School since it open 12 years ago. I am a Project Engineer/Estimator for Flatiron Construction, a heavy civil construction company, and work at our cooperate office, based in Firestone Colorado. I have served on the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District for seven years and have been a part of many successes and some trying times. Some of the successes during those seven years were the hiring of an excellent Fire Chief and the incorporation of the ambulance service into the District. During the period of rapid community growth, the District built Station #3, purchased and renovated the Business & Education Center and added several new pieces of equipment. As we all know the period of rapid growth was followed by tough economic times. It was a privilege to serve with the high quality District staff and current District Board to help manage the District through this period of decreasing revenues and rising costs. I would like to opportunity to continue to serve this community and work with the District’s outstanding staff and front line personnel. I want the see the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District continue its high quality professional service and maintain its finically strong position.

Glen LaVanchy (Ward 1)

My name is Glen LaVanchy and I am seeking election to Ward 1 of the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District. I am a sheet metal worker who recently retired from U.S. Engineering Company in Loveland, Colorado. My wife Jan and I have lived in Frederick since April of 2000. We have been married for 47 years and have five children and six grandchildren. I made the decision to run for the Board of Directors as a way of contributing back to the community in which I live.

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Jeffrey Jurgena (Ward 4)

My name is Jeff Jurgena and I am proud to be running for reelection to the Ward 4 Director seat of the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District. My family and I have lived in the Fire District since 2006. We moved to the area so that we could be more involved in a community and make it our home, as opposed to the larger Denver suburb where we previously lived. I have been in the heavy equipment industry my entire working career and am currently the Service Manager for a multi-state construction equipment dealership in the Denver area. I also serve on the Planning Commission for the Town of Firestone. My goal for the Fire District is to continue building on the excellent service that the Department provides for the residents of the Frederick and Firestone communities. I believe that the FFFPD considers it both an honor and a privilege to serve our community and does so with the utmost care and respect of our residents, as do I in running for reelection to the Board.

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My name is Tim Kosmerl and I am seeking re-election as Director to Ward 5 of the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District. I was born in 1967 and am the father to two sons and a daughter. In my spare time, I enjoy piloting helicopters. I started my first business, a candy shop, at 9 E-Mail: • years old. I am also the founder and Expanded parking & chapel seating President of Kosmerl Machine, Inc which is a global business based in Frederick for over 20 years. Since 2004, I have worked hard as Director seeking solutions to (FPGGSFZ8)PXF 'VOFSBM%JSFDUPS various challenges with the Fire District. I enjoy hard work and the value of life-long learning. Mail in Ballots must be received by the close of the )&-1*/(:06 election on May 8 at 7:00 pm. Mail in Ballots may also be $&-&#3"5&-*'& dropped in the official Ballot Box located at the District’s Business & Education Center at 8426 Kosmerl Place, 4JODF Frederick Colorado 80504 during normal business hours and prior to election day. $PGGNBO4USFFU -POHNPOU $0 If you are interested in learning more about the Frederick1IPOF   Firestone Fire Protection District and the services we provide, 'BY   please contact Fire Chief Theodore Poszywak or Admin. XXXIPXFNPSUVBSZDPN Manager Dale Ingraham during regular business hours.

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Bobcat Street, south of CR 20. The new church will accommodate upwards of 400 people with the ability to expand. Along with more ample, appropriate and accessible worship space, the plan includes: • Expanded and enhanced fellowship hall and kitchen; • Additional/flexible multi-use class and meeting rooms; • More suitable, sizeable and central church offices;New Narthex/gathering space; • New Parish offices; • Courtyard and common entryway; • Drop off and parking areas; The total cost for addressing the various building needs is estimated to be just Father Hernan Florez under $5 million. They can accomplish this by joining together prayerfully and as individuals, businesses, neighbors, and a faith family and consider giving one time and ongoing financial gifts to the project. Gifts to the campaign could be made in a number or combination of ways: • Pledges over a three-year period; • Non-cash gifts such as securities, real estate and personal property; • Deferred gifts, such as life insurance policies, gifts in trust and gifts through one’s estate. Won't you help the sound of this church bell reach a greater area around the Carbon Valley?

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Saint Theresa is a generous and caring community of faith and family; striving to grow a spiritual life in Jesus Christ. We are strengthened with a multicultural Parish incorporating people of many rich heritages of the Carbon Valley area and surrounding communities. We strive to build a nurturing and uniďŹ ed environment in which the spiritual lives of all of our members (youth, families, singles and seniors) thrive to celebrate the sacraments with enthusiasm and commitment. Saint Theresa Catholic Parish is committed and dedicated in investing and sharing our gifts of time, talent, and ďŹ nancial resources; enabling many ministries that make the Body of Christ a visible and effective presence in our community that in turn builds our faith and future.

Elder Care

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

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