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HEY, COACH! Fort Collins Coaches- Beyond the Playing Field

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A HEALTHY START IN SPORTS: HOW PARENTS CAN HELP The importance of learning camaraderie, teamwork, and a sense of responsibility.

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THE CONSUMMATE COLLECTOR- EASY AND FUN ANTIQUING Tips on making your antiques hunt pleasurable and productive.

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WE LOVE TO GO A'WANDERING Great family hiking trails offer many opportunities to hoof it near the Fort.

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FALL FASHION -OLD MEETS NEW Contemporary fashions shot at the charming and historic Centennial Village Museum in Greeley.

ON THE COVER Southwest patterns in sophisticated styling from Wraps look sensational in handsome navy, gold, and green native designs on a background of rich burgundy. Elegant long , sleek, wrap skirt, $73, sets off a solid navy sleeveless cotton blouse , $57, and smart cotton bolero jacket detailed with silver buttons , $97. Courtesy of Stage Western , Estes Park. Fa shion photography by Forgach Rice Photography. Hair and make-up design by James Hair International, Greeley. On location at the Centennial Village, Greeley. Fashions courtesy of Southwest Attitude.

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KIDSWORLD- WORKING AROUND LEARNING DIFFICULTIES Early diagnosis and helpful resources maximize learning opportunities.

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TRAVEL TIPS- LONDON ANTIQUE AND STREET MARKETS A LA CARTE- VISIONS ALONG THE POUDRE VALLEY: WINTERKILL TRENDS: LIVING IN THE SMART HOUSE ENTERTAINING IN STYLE- LET'S PARTY: CATERED WITH STYLE Caterers can make your next party a fun and worry free affair.

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Dan Gasper. President and C.E.O. of Norwest Bank Fort Collins, married to Mary and father of Mark, 19, Matt, 15, and Greg, 12. In his spare time Dan enjoys reading , skiing, golf, and music. "It was great. I never knew it took so much time and attention to detail to get the quality photos that are produced. Enjoyed your staff!" Suzanne Pullen. Private Banking Manager, married to Larry and mother of Brandi , 20 , and Shelly, 24. Suzanne finds time for gardening , antiquing, golf, lounging on the deck at her sister's cabin and special dinners with her family. "It was a whole new world! Great fun for all of us. Lydia's crew worked so hard and made the shoot such a special experience. Thanks to all of you for a fabulous day!" Joyce Spight. Personal Banker and married to Dave. Joyce's leisure hours are spent at her new home in the country and caring for her many animals. She'd also like to play golf again if she ever finds the time. "It was all a lot of fun. I felt very pampered. Everyone was so warm and nice to work with. I picked up many ideas I can use everyday. Thank you Lydia for the wonderful opportunity." Nancy Williams. Personal Banking Manager at Norwest Bank - South, married to Ken Vap and mother to David, 26, and Micki, 23. Nancy enjoys watching her granddaughter Shayelyn grow up, camping , hiking, boating and working as a checker at Albertson's. "I really enjoyed being a model. It gave me an opportunity to try on a lot of fun clothes. I felt very pampered by Lydia and her associates. I was given great makeup and hair tips from Phyllis at Headlines. Everyone worked very hard to make the 'work' a fun experience."

GREELEY Beth Ellins. Owner of Kids Only and en vogue, married to Brad, and mother of Justin, 8, and Sarah, 5. Beth enjoys traveling, tennis, gourmet cooking, and spending any and all of her free time with her family. "What a blast! James and Shirley were fantastic with hair and make-up. Thanks a bunch, Lydia, and your whole staff for the very enjoyable day." June Lindenmayer. Program Manager at Union Colony Civic Center and married to A. J. Hodgkin. June's leisure hours are spent biking , hiking and enjoying great art. "As someone who works behind the scenes to promote others, being in front of the camera was a real experience! Thanks for spending the day in Greeley with us. Your staff was great- patient, gracious, and very professional." Jil Rosentrater. Director of Cultural Affairs for the City of Greeley, married to David and has a cat named Spike. In her spare time Jil enjoys the arts, walking, reading and weaving. "Whew, what an incredible experience I It was a great day. I gained a lot of appreciation for professional models and photographers. Lydia and her staff were terrific to work with and I am thrilled that the photo shoot was at Centennial Village. Please visit us soon. " Betty L. Tointon. Owner of Antiques at Lincoln Park, married to Robert and mother of William 35, and Bryan, 32. Betty relaxes with reading, needlework, gardening and traveling. "It was a fun day. The synergy between all those involved was fascinating! Thanks for coming to Greeley. The enthusiasm and professional example of your staff was delightful."

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Fort Collins Coaches Beyond the Playing Field By Patty Spencer

The will to win is not nearly as important as the will to prepare to win. -Anonymous he dreams of skating for a gold medal at the Olympics, playing center court at Wimbledon, or catching an end-zone pass in the Super Bowl are dreams shared by many children. To get there , it takes dedication, talent and a little bit of luck. Not everyone makes it to the grand heights of sports superstardom but many leave their athletic careers with skills to help them succeed in real life. Coaches play an important role in the quest for greatness on the field yet oftentimes they instill values to help their athletes pursue their lifelong dreams off the field as well. Coaching is sometimes glamorous but mostly requires hard work and lots of dedication. There are many coaches for all kinds of sports but what makes a good coach? Our community is fortunate to have so many dedicated individuals guide our youth in their pursuit of their dreams. Drive around Fort Collins on any Saturday morning and you'll see youth at play - soccer, football, tennis - then swing by EPIC and you'll see hockey, skating and swimming. You 'll see kids having fun , parents cheering and coaches overseeing it all. Heidi Thibert is an ice skating coach at EPIC who learned her trade through her own experiences. Heidi competed at the upper tier of amateur skating for 10 years and skated with the Ice Capades for another 10 years. Heidi left her skating career behind after she married her husband Paul, also a professional skater, and decided to have a family . But when EPIC opened , Paul and Heidi saw an opportunity to work together at a job they both love. They each coach skaters at EPIC and Paul is also the Recreation Ice Supervisor. Heidi now works about 22 hours per week teaching private lessons, going to competitions and working with her students.

Heidi has successfully taken what she learned through the years and applied it to her profession today. "I was coached by the old school methods. My coaches were d ictators. " She quickly realized that not everyone responds to the negative feedback and drill sergeant mentality of some of her former coaches. She doesn't yell at her kids as her former coaches did. Voice projection in the rink is very important but it's much different than inyour-face yelling. Instead, Heidi chooses other approaches to motivate and connect with her students. She treats each student as an individual and stresses their uniqueness. She stresses "we're not special because we skate, we're special because of who we are." While she bel ieves in hard work and discipline , she cautions her skaters not to have their self-worth tied only to skating . But she ' ll only coach those who really care about skating and improving. Heidi has several tips for motivating students. Teach them the joy of the activity, discipline, honesty, commitment and how to take correction but not take it personally. At the start of each year, Heidi sits down with her students for a goal-setting meeting. She strives to Heidi Thibert has coached Ju/ee build a trust between the Majors for seven years. parent, student and herself by helping them define their goals. And she lays things out on the table. "If you don't have discipline, you don't have anything," she says. She demands that students be on time and enforces a dress code for practice. She explains the time and financial commitments and lets them know what it's going to take to meet their goals. Talent and mental toughness are marks of a champion . These are things that Heidi looks for in her best skaters. She also stresses integrity, courtesy, perseverance, charity and the try-and-try-again attitude. She feels that ethics

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are as important as technique. Finally, she says you have Like Heidi Thibert, Laura draws from her experience as to feel good about who you are. a player to make her a better coach. While her brother and Julee Majors is a testament to Heidi Thibert's coaching her mom taught her the playing fundamentals , Laura abilities. Julee is a 16-year-old junior at Fort Collins High never had a true coach. She's learned to coach by giving School and has been skating for seven years. Heidi has kids something she didn't have. always been her coach. Julee is one of those teenagers Laura loves coaching tennis . She feels she has the best you think only exists on television. She skates 2 1/2-3 of both worlds. "Tennis is an individual sport but also has a hours a day, six days a week. She also works as an ice team environment. Students work together for the team guard for two and a half hours each day. Aside from that, goal but also have the ability to work on individual goals." She has several methods of motivation. "Always use posishe does aerobics and lifts weights and maintains a busy schedule at school. This year, Julee's goal was to pass the tive reinforcement. Make sure to practice goal-setting techSenior Freestyle Test (Gold test). In figure skating it's the niques - reiterate the goal and stay focused. Inspire stuhighest level to achieve and puts her on the same level as dents to be the best they can be." Laura adds, "I don't make the athletes who skate in the Olympics. idol threats. My being disappointed in While Julee feels she's learned a lot someone is enough." Laura also feels it's from Heidi, she also feels that Heidi has important to turn disappointments into posilearned a lot from her. "She's a real gotives, turn weaknesses into strengths and getter. I'm shy. She used to get really frusmake every loss a learning experience. trated. Now she knows how I feel and Discipline and practice are cornerwhat I'm like." Julee says that Heidi has stones in Laura's coaching technique. She mellowed over the years they have stresses quality versus quantity. Her stuworked together. Now they've connected dents practice two to two and a half hours and work as a team. "When I failed my on week nights and sometimes on Saturtest the first time, she spent a lot of time day. She focuses on the fundamentals : drills and stroke analysis. Her key to suctalking with me. She was really supportive." And Julee thanks Heidi for all they've cess? "Respect them as individuals, have experienced together. "I feel like I can talk high standards, and make it an enjoyable to her about anything. She's like my secexperience. Be a friend as well as a coach. " ond mom ," says Julee. Heidi supports what Julee says . "CoachLaura emphasizes, "You don't do it for ing is a real balance . Hopefully, when I the money. I love working with kids in an connect with a student, it's not just for athletic capacity. A lot about athletics is skating. I want them to learn a skill but I like real life. And it's rewarding to see the Laura Ecton coaches at Poudre kids develop real life skills toward a lifealso want them to learn a value they can , High School and Fort Collins take with them when they aren 't skating 1ong sport. c t Cl b oun ry u Joe Friel is an endurance-sport athlete anymore, " Julee agrees. "I used to say I think I will. Now I try to say I'm going to! " who has the unique opportunity to coach adults through People come to coaching for many reasons and for his business Performance Associates. When Joe was in Laura Ecton it was a family affair. Her mom was the tennis high school , he had two very influential coaches who he coach at Poudre High School and made her an assistant describes as big brothers in a lot of ways . 'They were the first adults that I knew who liked rock and roll." Later, while as a contingency of accepting the job. Laura went on to coach at Fairview High in Boulder from 1988 to 1990 and in Vietnam , he coached a baseball team , where his love of returned to Poudre as the head coach for both the men coaching was cemented. In 1979, as owner of Foot of the and women 's teams in 1991 . She also coaches at the Fort Rockies running store, people identified him as a local Collins Country Club. expert in running . Many asked questions and his coaching Fall1994

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career took off. Even after he sold the Monte attributes his success in sports and in life to his coaches. One coach in parstore and took a position as Executive ticular, Hal Kinard, became his father figure. Director of Larimer County Partners, he continued to coach several local athletes. Hal was Monte's junior high football coach In 1991, he left Partners to pursue his love and at Hal's insistence, Monte did not just play the game, he became a leader. And of coaching full time. "Ten years ago , I couldn't have done that has helped Monte in his adult life. "For this full time. But as exercise science and me, athletics was a way to get attention. It physiology began expanding, and comgave me a passion. I was the quarterback plexities of training increased, people in football and I called all the shots. It gave me a lot of confidence and I think that's why began wondering how to improve." Now I've always wanted to have my own busiJoe coaches a wide variety of athletes in ness and be my own boss." an array of sports including running, Hal is legendary in Fort Collins for his cycling, mountain biking, rowing, and tennis. Joe's athletes are from all over the coaching and is a great example of how world stretching from the Cayman Islands coaches can positively affect kids lives. He to Alaska. They're not all elite athletes but coached at Waverly High School for a short time and in 1960 went to Lincoln they all have one thing in common . "Peopie that I coach have to have a perforJunior High as a PE teacher and coach. mance-oriented, tangible goal," says Joe. Joe Friel coaches runner, Hal's coaching philosophy is simple. Don't Melissa Johnson. talk it, just do it. He taught his kids to have The coaching method that Joe uses is a good work ethic. He worked them hard, unique in that he's not observing every so he says, so they wouldn't have the energy to get into workout an athlete performs. After discussing realistic goals, he supplies his athletes with workout schedules and trouble. He found that coaching at the junior high level was most fulfilling for him because he could still make a good provides feedback from daily logs kept by the athlete. Regular phone calls also keep him in touch with his athimpression on kids. "This age is easy to motivate and they letes. Together they map out weekly and monthly goals, are flexible. They believe in you and they trust you. That makes my job much easier," says Hal. Joe refers to as stepping stones, so that the overall goal can be reached or modified if necessary. Hal's coaching involved not just winning, but good As for motivating his athletes, Joe finds this is not a sportsmanship. "Winning is best, but if you don't win, you problem. "Either they're motivated or they're not. When still have to look at the good things. Every game has to enthusiasm wanes, it's obvious. I usually have to hold have some value." He recalls one episode where a player came off the field after a bad play and threw his helmet on people back, though. They want to do too much." Researching new areas of physiology is Joe's favorite the ground. "I didn't say anything to him then , but I couldn 't wait to get over to his house after the game. If you show part of coaching. He likes developing new ideas and favoritism to your athletes, you do them a great disservice." applying them to his athletes workouts. "I have to keep Finally, Hal believes in mingling with his reinventing my training methods," which athletes. "I wanted to become their blood keeps his job fresh and exciting. "Anybody who really wants to improve needs to brother, to be a positive thread through understand how to do that. The more their lives." And with Monte he has. They advanced you become, the more you have maintained a lifelong friendship and Hal even named one of his sons Monte. need to work with someone or you'll never Hal has retired from coaching and teachachieve your potential." Monte Huber grew up without the ing full-time but he still devotes much of himself to kids. He now works part-time at advantage of a father, and lived in foster Wellington Junior High with at-risk kids, homes around Fort Collins for much of his young life. Today he is a successful busicoaching them in real-life situations. As for Monte, he says he never had a nessman and owns Warehouse Liquor, bad coach, although some have been betwhich is the second largest liquor store in ter than others. He offers this advice: northern Colorado. "Treat each athlete as an individual. !denBy his own admission , he was a wild kid, a real goof-off in school. "I think I tify what motivates each kid. Allow them to probably could have turned out to be a be individuals and treat them with respect." Fort Collins seems to have an abunreal juvenile delinquent," says Monte. dance of people who devote their energy Somewhere in the fourth grade a teacher and time to coaching. We 're fortunate to noticed his athletic ability in recess and gave him some positive feedback. From Hal Kin~rd is lef!endaryin Fort have qualified, dedicated individuals who Collms for hts coachmg. don't just worry about the win/loss column there, Monte's athletic career took off. He started playing basketball, baseball and later, football, and but also care about how the game is played, and what he excelled at them all. He was a star player at Poudre happens to the players when the game is over. High School and went on to play football and basketball at Patty Spencer has only had one coach since she moved the University of Colorado, where until last year, he held every passing record. After college he was drafted by the to Fort Collins. Joe Friel coached her to finish the 1992 Broncos but his career finally ended after several injuries. lronman Canada.

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o doubt, parents play an instrumental role in shaping their child's sports success, often beginning as early as pre-school. Usually, parents' concerns focus on the child's ability and, of course, prevention of physical injury. Dr. Jack Harvey, director of the Sports Medicine Program at Orthopaedic Center of the Rockies, in Fort Collins, says adults place such emphasis on the physical trauma of sport, when, especially for young athletes, psychological trauma is more common. Studies show that failure or disappointment in a sport is a major life event, remembered well into adulthood. The challenge for parents is how to help prevent such disappointment and promote a healthy outcome in sports activities. Dr. Harvey says learning to set realistic goals is key for any athlete, but especially for the youngster. He recommends that parents take time to get to know their child's coach, and he adds, "If the coach's primary goal is

winning, parents should be wary." Steven Coupens, M.D., agrees. Dr. Coupens, who specializes in sports medicine at the Orthopaedic Center of the Rockies, says, "The real goal in sports, especially for the young kids, should be to develop camaraderie, teamwork skills, and a sense of responsibility." Dr. Harvey adds, "The primary goal should be having fun. If a child is not having fun, there is a good chance he or she is taking on some degree of psychological trauma." Both physicians recommend that parents stay in constant communication with the coach and pay particular attention to how the child is responding - not just to the sport itself, but to the coach and to other team members. Dr. Coupens says, "Listen to your child and watch. If she is chronically injured or complaining, chances are she doesn't want to play that particular sport. This may be her way of saying 'I want out.'" Another recom-

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mendation: "Parents should be supportive parents, not coaches!" As for physical injury, the most common problem physicians see with the young athlete is overuse injury. Young athletes tend to overdo because they are enthusiastic about their sport and their new abilities. Traumatic injury, according to Dr. Coupens, should be avoidable. He adds, "Trauma is usually the result of inadequate training, preparation and/or equipment." To help children do their physical best, it is critical that parents work with coaches, guiding children into an appropriate sport, including adequate preparation and a training program designed for the particular needs of the child. Open communication as a team - between child, parent, coach and physician - makes for a healthier start in sports.

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onsum____' oilector Pleasurable, productive, and profitable antiquing. By Melissa Merritt or everyone the word "antiques " seems to mean something different. To the quilter, it's a softly faded patchwork prize. To the glass collector it's an unchipped match to a treasured cut glass set. For the furniture lover it may be anything from an ornately carved cherry chest of drawers to a humble painted rocker with the cane seat broken out. Can you remember the first timeless antique you fell in love with? It may take a moment , but think back to that first dusty old item that stopped you cold in your tracks - that you knew you had to have. The first piece I fell in love with was a six foot , rustic, pine colored kitchen table . It reminded me of the Walton's table. I walked around the antique shop pretending to take in all the new items, but all the while my table was calling to me - beckoning me over to feel its finish and admire its mellow sheen. My husband liked it too , although he pointed out a square wooden patch at one end of the table and holes which looked suspiciously as if a vice had been attached to the other end. I'm writing at that table right now, so you can see that these minor imperfections didn't alter my Fall1994

feelings for my first antique find. Most of the antique shops quite honestly point out this occupational hazard as you enter the door with signs such as "Quarantine! Antique Pox Area! " Fortunately, these signs deter no one . There is just something addictive about the aroma of musty fabric and freshly oiled wood . It's the memory of Grandpa's tool shed and Grandma's attic linen chest. It's the wonder of seeing again the very tri"" cycle you rode at &great Uncle Al 's the ~ summer you turned :ยงfour (only that one ~ was blue) . It's the ~ wealth and richness ~ of an intimate human ~ history packed and ~ stacked and sometimes crammed into a ~ cubby hole antique a. shop . This recapturing of the past causes many antique buffs to wander aimlessly and endlessly through shop after shop searching for a vague and fleeting memory. To avoid frustration and to optimize the time you enjoy in each shop , there are some tips that antiques experts suggest. While you probably already know a good deal about antiques , or at least what you like in antiques, it is helpful to structure your knowledge into a framework which you can easily use and refer to when shopping or browsing.

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First and foremost, talk with the antiques dealers in your area. Communication should play a vital role in your antiques search. Yes, antiques shop owners are there to run a business, but you 'd be surprised at how eager they are to see the right match of person to a particular antique piece. Susan Branch of Collins Antique Mart, 6124 S. College Ave. in Fort Collins , says she feels as if she is doing something meaningful "as long as two people are happy" in a purchase . She enjoys seeing a customer who is thrilled to take home a timeless piece of furniture or accessory and love it. Betty Tointon, owner of the enormous collection of antiques for sale at Antiques At Lincoln Park, Ltd. on 8th Street in Greeley, also stresses the value of communicating with the dealer for several reasons. The shop owner is interested in you and how she can help you find what you are looking for. You can also glean fascinating history about the item which you are considering by asking many questions of the dealer. As important as those facts are , what you may learn about the dealer's integrity through a conversation may be even more crucial in making your decision about a purchase. In addition, Betty suggests that you visit shops , walk through and study prices, look at the quality, and make comparisons. Other helpful ideas Betty mentions are visiting museums, reading history type library books , and becoming reacquainted with


your roots . Also, she says, ask knowledgeable history buffs about what people used during a particular time period and how those articles were used. Most important, says Mrs. Tointon, "experiment and have tun!" Understanding the vocabulary of the antiques world is also very helpful to the new buyer. It is important to know that the word "antique" refers to an item which is at least one hundred years old. With a collectible, on the other hand, age is less crucial. Collectibles range in age from twentyfive to thirty-five years old . A rule of thumb these days seems to be that items dated before the 1960's are considered candidates as collectibles. In practice, however, collectibles are anything that people collect! Another helpful term to know when studying this somewhat complicated hobby is the word "marriage." A marriage is an antique which has been altered by using a piece from another antique to complete the item in question. Some people just like the antique so much that a minor alteration of the piece is of no concern. Other collectors want each of the antiques that they own to be pure

and unchanged from the day that they were produced. Condition and quality seem to be the most consistent guidelines for purchasing an antique you can live with happily ever after. My mother learned this the hard way. She once owned a very lovely, somewhat fragile, antique chair that was a real asset to the living room except for one little problem. This chair had a weight limit of about 85 pounds. When I was twelve, I could sit on it if I promised not to relax. She should have posted this restriction above the chair, but she worried that such a sign might seem a bit tacky in our living room. Unfortunately, she discovered that it was more embarrassing to watch the chair legs splay out in all tour directions under the weight of a portly party guest. There is more to the condition of a piece than sheer strength. Ask yourself if the item does what you want it to do. For example, if the item you are considering is a chest of drawers, test its usability. Do the drawers stick? Do the handles feel snug or do they fall ott in your hands as you open the

drawer? Don't expect these problems to improve when you get the chest home. Just because you love it doesn't mean it is problem free. Be realistic. Do you have the time or money it will take to fix the piece so that it is functional? Is the item worth the extra expense involved? If the answer to these questions is "yes," then go for it! If the answer is "no" think about paying a bit more for a piece in better condition . If you are considering a less than perfect piece, another option would be to consult furniture restoration experts such as Gary and Linda Cummings , owners of G. Michael's Furniture Restoration , 1717 Willox Ct., Fort Collins. Gary and Linda have 29 years of experience in renovating classic furniture. Linda says even a chair which looks like a kit of parts can be successfully reconstructed if all the puzzle pieces are there. While such repairs can be a bit costly, Linda advises that it is important not to give up on those unique

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less antique, once repaired or refinished, will have the integrity and character to last many more generations (far longer than the plywood or particle board often used in modern furniture) . So when you are comparing new to antique prices, remember that many antiques do not even have modern day counterparts . This fact makes an "apples to apples" price study impossible. Hickory rocking chairs, for example, are definitely a thing of the past. Hickory lumber is not even used in today's furniture because it is such a scarce wood nowadays. Don't pass on antiques just because of a few imperfections, but do spend your refinishing dollars wisely. Linda suggests that you make gluing up your new purchase the top priority. Solid gluing will provide the durability you need in order to use the piece on a daily basis. After gluing, Linda ranks a protective finish as the next important step in refining a piece so that it is a pleasure to live with. Yet another component which will affect your antiques hunt is the market. If a certain type of glassware is plentiful and not much in demand, the piece is likely to be quite well priced (although you may have some trouble locating such merchandise if dealers do not perceive a market for that item) . Conversely, an item recently featured in a national home decorating magazine or publicized as belonging to a celebrity will often become popular and highly sought by collectors. Trends can be set by public perception, magazine exposure, celebrity ownership or interest, and current events- upbeat or tragic (O.J. cards are nearly impossible to come by, now). Interior designers can have an enormous impact on what becomes hot in the antiques world. Even clothing fashions can bend consumer interests in a certain direction. Most importantly, supply and demand set the stage for a market trend. Probably the most reliable way of determining future collectible choices is to trace the largest money spending segment in our society and look

back to what they find nostalgic about their childhood. In today 's case, that group is likely to be the Baby Boomers. Their childhood memories stem from the 1950's and the early 1960's. They may also be attracted to items from the 30's and 40's that were present in Grandma's house when they were youngsters. A toy, an advertising sign, even those dreaded buzz hair clippers that brought tears to your eyes as a young boy may bring gales of laughter as you "remember when."

A factor which has very positively affected the collectibles market is summed up in the old adage "they don't make 'em like they used to. " And it's true. Solid wood and refined craftsmanship are hard to come by these days. A new, solid wood table

Antiquing is decidedly a contagious infectious disease for which there is not a known cure. with the fine details of its time honored antique counterpart would likely cost double or even triple the price . Have you ever noticed how many pieces in the new furniture galleries are reproductions of timeless styles? That's because, as Kathie Vogel , owner of Country Wishes and Wants on 4th St. in Loveland says, "people feel comfortable around these kinds of things." Kathie's shop is a delightful mixture of timeless wood antique fur-

niture and collectibles sprinkled with new hand crafted gifts. People tell her it feels like home - comfortable and relaxed. Kathie says people like to come and meet their friends at the store, to sit and visit. Her shop has a strong family feel to it. If you stop in, ask her about her special family heirloom - a Hoosier cabinet displayed in the store. Even shoppers who prefer contemporary to collectibles will be drawn to the old time strings music Kathie keeps on tap at the shop. Right across the street you'll find ..--~~"" .another cozy shop, ~ Grandma' s Attic owned -ยง by Sandy Howell. :ยงSandy's advice to new "' buyers is to shop, com~ pare prices, ask ques~ tions, and watch out for -o reproductions. She f points out that Loveยง land is fast becoming ~ an antiques hub with iithirteen shops in the downtown vicinity many of them new. Another factor to consider when purchasing an antique is its investment value. Susan Branch of Collins Antique Mart points out that a buyer usually can get back at least 60% on an antique item, even if you have to sell it shortly after purchasing it. Often antiques make an excellent investment even for the hobbyist. When my husband and I were newlyweds, we decided to forgo the usual early marriage Herculon in favor of antiques and collectibles . When, four years ago, we discovered we had become overrun with furniture we sold about a third of our antique pieces as well as several lovely new upholstered pieces. The new items went for 1525% of their purchase value. The collectibles and antiques, however, sold for 200-400% of their purchase price. While such returns are not always possible, time is generally very kind indeed to antiques and collectibles The most important insight that each dealer had to offer was quite simple buy what you like. Remember that the joy that you experience buying the antique should result in an enjoyable, long lived relationship with that piece as a part of your home. Each antique has passed through time with countless stories to tell. Discover those tales and add to

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the history of the piece with your own memories. An antique bed may have seen a dozen births in its time. When you roll over and tell Hubby that it's time to go to the hospital , that antique bed has just been a part of the miracle of life unfolding once again. Pass on that memory! More than solid wood or intricate craftsmanship , it is the history behind antiques which makes them so special to us. It is the stories we've been told and those which we could tell that make antiques so cherished. Even the tales we imagine add fun and mystery to the treasures we collect. You may know nothing about the past of your beloved 1870's rocking chair, but you can still be assured of one thing. For that item to have weathered the years and come through intact, someone must have loved it . There is an unspoken promise inherent within antiques and collectibles - the promise to serve as a reminder of the many memories yet to come.

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" ... not working up to abi 1 i ty" was a phrase that haunted Kathleen Soliman Ivy throughout her school years . Wellmeaning adults, comparing standardized scores that ranged in the top percentiles with classroom accomplishments that plumbed the depths assumed that Kathleen just wasn't applying herself to the tasks at hand. Today, Kathleen talks openly about what it means to be learning disabled and to be a successful adult in the hope that she can assist teachers, parents, and learners. With near-missionary zeal, she directs workshops for classroom teachers who applaud the chance to learn first-hand from an adult who has moved beyond the learning disabilities that plagued her early years. If you're a parent, grandparent, or interested friend of young people, you may have encountered the youngster who systematically avoids reading, whose spelling difficulties have nothing to do with phonics, who has a minuscule attention span defying measurement, who can't follow directions because she can't remember them, or who simply struggles with school-type learning. Often, we say to these children, "You're not trying hard enough ," or "You're not working up to capacity." We mean well. And we want to help, but we don't know how. Linda Thelan, owner of The Reading Detective, one of the businesses in town that works with learning difficulties, notes that even the experts may not agree on solutions , making research an important step in diagnosis and treatment of learning problems. Prior to the time when "learning disabled (LD)" and "Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)"weren 't household terms, Kathleen's situation was per-

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plexing to her teachers who knew she was bright but that she didn't read. Because she was a "good" student, not a behavioral problem , Kathleen was always treated kindly. And that kindness, in turn , caused her to believe she was a "bad " child. She wanted to please the teachers and her mother, but couldn't, and as a second grader she assumed it was her fault. What Kathleen knows now is that she has aphasia which gives her an inability to remember certain types of information and dyslexia, which Thelen defines "dyslexia" as a specific disorder involving pattern problems with transposing sounds, letters, words, etc. Dyslexia (a term not favored by all specialists and yet one that will help us talk about the learning problems)

affects the ability to read and write. Letters may be rearranged (Caution: in very young children this is not unusual). Syllables may be omitted . Diagnosis is possible after second or third grade, says Thelen, and she proceeds cautiously in that diagnosis, looking for multiple symptoms and checking family history. The treatment goal is to get the client functioning at grade level in reading and spelling . The process includes using multi-sensory techniques, essentially tapping the brain in alternative ways, using colors and manipulatives. (Aside: For interesting , related reading , consult Howard Gardner's works on multiple intelligences - Frames of the Mind is a good starting point) . Looking back , Kathleen recalls that she spent hours talking with her teachers after classes , asking questions and listening. That's how she learned and how she continues to learn - conversation . The teachers were patient because she was a likable youngster; unfortunately, not all struggling students are likable. They become frustrated , and may exhibit that in acceptable forms - refusing to do any work at all , being disruptive, or seeming not to care. While it's never too late to address learning difficulties , Thelen , whose clients include about one-fourth adults, suggests that by second or third grade the signals that dyslexia, ADD, or other LD conditions may exist can be tested effectively. Kathleen says she knows she hasn't "cured" the learning difficulties, but she has learned how to cope with them. She has a bachelors degree in English with a concentration in composition and is working on her masters degree - finishing the thesis is all that is left. And here's an interesting predicament: Kathleen has taught the

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course involving how to do the research and develop the masters thesis, but to actually prepare the format for her paper is a monumental struggle. That's the LD situation. In addition to private organizations that offer testing, tutoring, treatment, and coping strategies to enhance student learning, Poudre School District maintains a corps of specialists in the Pupil Services Division. Ron Cole, Pupil Services Specialist, says that site-based teams are in place to meet the individualized needs of students. Teams include teachers, counselors, a speech clinician, a nurse, a psychologist, a social worker, and an occupational therapist. Formal referrals may be initiated by parents or staff through the building principal and require parent permission. The focus for the schools is to develop an individual educational plan, sometimes referred to as an IEP, for the student. Thelan notes that her role is frequently to offer that additional assistance beyond or in concert with the school plan. Cole and Thelan note that awareness of ADD as a disorder has grown in recent years. Some identified ADD students are in special programs and others are not, each student is dealt with on an individual basis. Thelan looks for the red flags - problems with attention in class, impulsive behavior, hyper-activity, "lazy and unmotivated" comments. The testing looks for attention errors and poor active working memory. Other traits ~may be unfinished work without realizing it's not finished, easy irritation, disorganization, losing things, burning-out faster. A danger - most of humanity experiences the symptoms of ADD and LD behavior from time to time. Thelen looks for over six months of consistent behavior that would indicate an ADD problem. An important aspect to learning problems is not to consider learning disabili-

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a library of books that includes picture ties as terminal illnesses. They aren't. books . Make certain you use the Kathleen taught herself to read during books. the summer between fourth and fifth grades. Her fourth grade teacher had • Don 't be frustrated when your questions are greeted with shrugged shoulread Packy Climbs Pikes Peak to the ders . Young children may not know class in Colorado Springs and Kathleen was frustrated that she how to respond to "What do you need to be able to learn?" Ask "What are couldn't read it. Today, she keeps a you afraid may happen if you try this copy of Packy... as a reminder of that milestone year and the inner motivation task?" The answer may help you know that pushed her forward. The first book where the problem is. she read by herself was Little House • Listen to the learner. They may be on the Prairie in sixth grade. able to tell you precisely what they need. Kathleen has encountered It wasn't until she was 29, entering Colorado State University with numerinstructors in the adult world who, ous credits, that she finally learned that when she says she needs more time to complete that wo rk, will tell her she she had a learning disability. As she doesn't. "Yes, I do!" she says, knowing started studying to be a teacher, she now that she 's not lazy or stupid but began reading about herself in various texts . She approached solutions. The that she has to start sooner and work harder for many tasks. available tests continued to make her look like she had poor skills - but she • Recognize that learning disabilities may affect behavior negatively. Pay didn't and she knew that. During this attention to the child who may have a time Rose Kreston , Director of Office of Resources for Disabled Students at desperate feeling of wanting to please CSU, became a pivotal person, providand being unable to do so . Kathleen ing the encouragement Kathleen needhas a theory that people with learning disabilities have a ed to continue her work. And that is tendency to make ... Poudre School another point to up for failings in District maintains a remember in dealu nhealthy ways corps of specialists in ing with learning - poor relationproblems - the ships, co-depenthe Pupil Services struggle for the dency. Division. Site-based learner is great, As an employteams are in place to often too great to er, recognize that meet the individualized manage alone. adults may have Parents, teachers, learning disorders needs of students. but that those do and others are Teams include teachers, not have to interessential for supcounselors, a speech fe re w ith work . port and encourclinician, a nurse, a For each new job agement. One way to propsychologist, a social that Kathleen tackles , she faces vide help is with a worker, and an huge barriers but professional seroccupational therapist. vice. Thelen, who she knows now - Ron Cole, believes in treathow to deal with Pupil Services Specialis t ing the whole perthem . Given a son , provides inditest, she won 't do vidual tutoring and testing and workwell ; given opportunity to demonstrate shops in remediation for getting skills her skills, she'll excel. The message to up to grade level and managing in life; the employer would be: Listen to the monitored homework structured for applicant; give the applicant a chance to prove ability. ADD and LD students; study skills; and Early diagnosis of learning difficulties speed reading . is important. It is never too late to Another way to help is through learning about learning and then being senaddress learning difficulties . Even our sitive to what you say and do. Kathleen best attempts to help may lead to furhas some solid recommendations for ther frustration for the learning disadults who are working with individuals abled. Help exists in the schools , priwho have learning problems . First , vate businesses, and adults who have remember that each problem is an indilearned to wo rk with th eir disabilities . Seek help. vidual one - only the frustration is held in common . Carol Ann Hix on is a long- time Fort • Read aloud. Let the learner follow along, if possible, but do read aloud Collins resident, Poudre R1 employee, writer, and learner. often . In a classroom or at home, have

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I By Steven Paul Olson ew things in the world can offer the simple joy of a I country walk. Beethoven is I supposed to have been 1¡ inspired to write the Fifth 1 Symphony from birdsong he t heard on walks. The philosopher f Immanuel Kant took regular daily ' strolls while thinking up philoI sophical systems that baffle stuI dents today. Harry Truman took I brisk walks when he became I president, the White House Press 1 Corps asking questions in his 1 wake. t As the aspens turn gold and l winter begins its plodding trek 1 back from the Tropic of Capricorn, there is a surfeit of terrific hiking trails and walks, some â&#x20AC;˘ of them within a few minutes of I the Choice City. I Loop around the south end of I Horsetooth Reservoir on Larimer 1 County Road 38E four miles west 1 of Fort Collins and you will find 1 the parking lot for Horsetooth 1 Mountain Park and friendly care1 taker Debbie McHale . After 1 checking that you've paid the use fee, McHale will then check you out. "I try to size up people quickly to 1 see what kind of shape they're in ," 1 said McHale. "I also check the I license plate to see if you 're a flatl lander. I'm not being insulting. If I get flatlanders, I try to counsel them on water and the altitude. October is a r beautiful time to come up here. " I For beginners, McHale recom: mends 1.5 mile long Horsetooth Falls 1 trail, which climbs 78 feet from the 1 parking lot to a pretty waterfall along r Spring Creek. ' "The waterfall is 50 feet high and the 1 pool comes halfway to your knees," 1

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said McHale. "It's a low and relatively easy path. Great for children ." The most popular trail in the park of course is the climb to Horsetooth Rock. It climbs 1493 feet over 2.7 miles and offers a fantastic view of Fort Collins and the Front Range. "I tell people it's 1 1/2 hours up , one hour down and th ree hours up there looking around, " said McHale. If you want to get away from the crowds, McHale suggests taking the West Ridge Trail which runs 1.75 miles from a point below Horsetooth Rock into Mill Creek Canyon . According to McHale, you may see

five people in an afternoon of hiking. The park trails are open to mountain biking and horseback riding as well as hiking. Horsetooth Mountain Park has wildl ife ranging from black bears and cougar to rabbits and the tufteared Abert's squirrel. With the prope r permits, you can even camp overnight in the back country. No fires are permitted, McHale said. Horsetooth is run by the Larimer County Parks Department Just north of Horsetooth is Lory State Park, which is run by the Colorado Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation. Lory contains 30 miles of trails for hikers , mountain bikers and horse riding . According to park ranger John Ward , Lory 's trails offer good views of Fort Collins and walks through th ree different types of ecosystems. Easy trails include Well Gulch , which is one mile long and offers wetland vegetation and wildflowers, or the Shoreline Trail , which drops an easy mile down to the shore of Horsetooth Reservoir. Two more strenuous hikes include the 1.9 mile Overlook Trail and the 1.7 mile climb to Arthur's Rock. For those who like being on top of things and have the legs to get there, Arthur's Rock is ideal. The Rock is the highest poin t in the park and offers commanding views of Horsetooth Reservo ir and Fort Collins. If you don't have the legs or the wind to reach The Rock, the Overlook is a good substitute. It offers spectacular v iews of the Eastern plains on a relatively flat , easy trail that follows the ridge right below Arthur's Rock.

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The longest of the easy walks is the 1.7 mile hike to The Pool along the Fern Lake Trail near Moraine Park. The trail showcases views of aspen and the Big Thompson River. For moderate trails, Caldwell suggests hikers who reach The Pool continue up the trail another 2. 1 miles to Fern Lake. Nestled in a natural bowl , the pretty lake is surrounded by deep green stands of Douglas fir and Englemann spruce. Anothe r nearby hike is the 2.3 mile walk to Cub Lake which t rave ls through meado w s and glacial mora ines

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Twin Sisters and Chasm Lake. Both can be reached along State Highway 7. Twin Sisters is 3.7 miles one way and has an elevation change of 2338 feet. "Good if you like to climb," said Caldwell. Chasm Lake is 4.2 miles one way and climbs 2360 feet into a glacial cirque just below the summit of Longs Peak. A third hike that can still be made in October is Andrews Glacier at the Glacier Gorge Trail. The five mile long trail climbs 2460 feet from the trailhead and much of the hike is above treeline. Caldwell warns hikers who want to attempt strenuous trails in the park in October to always bring layered clothing and prepare for the worst. "Check weather conditions and tell friends and family where and how long you 'll be gone ," said Caldwell. "That way we can be contacted if you are overdue. Have adequate clothing and maps of the area in which you 'll be hiking. Bring water and lightweight , high-energy food like fruit bars or granola. And know your limitations. If you have a breathing problem or a heart condition , don't go on strenuous trails. " If you 're thinking of taking up hiking th is fall , here are some safety tips f rom Doug Caldwell , Public Inf orma ti on Officer for Rocky Mountain National Park and Karen

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Roth, Wilderness and Tracts Manager for the Red Feather District of the U.S. Forest Service. • Check to see what hunting is in season. Some hunting is done on National Forest land and hikers may have to wear blaze orange. • The clockwork afternoon thunderstorms taper off in the fall, but the weather is still susceptible to drastic drops in temperature, particularly in the high country. Check weather conditions with authorities (Rocky Mountain National Park) before you go out. • The climate is different in the fall at high altitudes. Every 1,000 feet of altitude is equivalent to traveling 600 miles north. The Rocky Mountain tundra has conditions similar to those at the Arctic Circle. • Wear clothing that can be layered for warmth. Take along sunglasses, lipbalm, sunblock, and headgear. • Bring high-energy food, a flashlight and waterproof matches in case you get lost or are stuck in the wilderness. • Notify friends and family of your destination and how long you plan to be gone. • Have very good footgear that provides good ankle support, traction and keeps your feet warm and dry. Don't travel to the tundra in tennis shoes. Some telephone numbers and addresses to inquire about the hiking opportunities in this article are: Horsetooth Mountain Park, Larimer County Parks Department 4200 W. County Rd. #38E Fort Collins, CO 303-226-4517 Lory State Park 708 Lodgepole Drive Bellvue, CO 80512 303-493-1623 Rocky Mountain Nature Association Rocky Mountain National Park Estes Park, CO 80517 303-586-1265

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It was snowing so hard the windows were rattling. By the light of a steady fire, a group of young children collected around a frail , old woman who was seated in a comfortable rocking chair. "Auntie Stone , tell us about the old days ," cried the children to the beloved matriarch of Fort Collins . Elizabeth Stone closed her eyes for a moment as a torrent of memories flooded through her mind . There were so many stories she could tell these young chil dren who had grown up in a new Fort Collins and had never known about the hard life on the frontier when Fort Collins was not a city, but an army post struggling to protect the settlers in the Poudre Valley from Indian raids by the Cheyenne , Sioux and Arapaho . Now the year was 1890 and Fort Collins had a population of over 2,000 people. They had telephones, electricity, railroads- all the conveniences of the modern age. And Auntie Stone had seen it all happen . What should she tell these wide-eyed children who would never know the hardships of frontier life? "Come on, Auntie Stone," repeated one of the younger boys in the group that sat at the great lady's feet, "tell us about the soldiers and the Indians . .. PLEASE!!" Elizabeth Stone was nearly 90 years old . Her body was frail and she needed help to get around , but her thoughts were still as fresh as the little minds that were seated before her. "Since it's such a frightful night out and most of you have never seen such a big snowstorm before, maybe I could tell you about the boys of the 11th Ohio Cavalry who came down from Fort Laramie to reinforce the garrison at the old post during the winter of '65," she

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said . "Have I ever told you that story?" The heads of the children shook back and forth. "We've never heard that story before, Auntie. Tell it to us .... .Piease!" Auntie Stone put her wrinkled old hands in her lap, but with a twinkle in her eye, she began .... "It was the year the Indians were so bad in the Poudre Valley. There were thousands of Indians and fewer than a hundred soldiers at the Fort. Colonel Collins, the commander at Fort Laramie

as best they could. Very few of them slept as the snow and temperature continued to fall. When morning came, they began plodding on, knowing that to fall behind in this wild wilderness would mean certain death. Hannah was supposed to be bringing his troops to reinforce the garrison at Fort Collins against the Indians. Now, he and his soldiers were fighting for their lives against an enemy that was just as deadly ... the weather. By the end of the 3rd day's march ~the soldiers and the horses ~were barely able to proceed. ~Finally, at about 4 PM, ~Hannah ordered the compa'0 ny to stop and make camp iilfor the night. It was now §snowing harder than ever. 8 "That night was a night of ghorrors," one of the troopers ~wrote in his journal. They 8 had made camp in a small gj depression. The two wagons ~were set up against the howl~ing wind. The men piled up ~their saddles and laid their buffalo robes on the snow. ~The horses were fed and then turned their tails to the wind and lay down in the drifts . In only a short while, snow had covered them all until all you could see were their heads sticking out of the snow. With that, Hannah's company of men settled down to spend the long, long night. On the morning of January 22nd, still a full two days march to Fort Collins, the only sign of life that came with the dawn were the snow-covered heads of the horses and little jets of steam coming from under the blankets and buffalo robes. Slowly the men began to move around. The horses were fed. The men ate hard bread and frozen bacon . They could not get a fire started . So the days march began . The younger men were freezing to death in their saddles. Jim Hannah went up and down the line screaming to his men to stay awake and keep moving. Somehow the day passed and as night once again approached, the half dead soldiers seemed to settle down in a state of lethargic despair. Horses exhausted, men cold ... chilled to the

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decided to send another company of soldiers here to reinforce the garrison . It was a 100 miles without any roads or houses . The man who got the job was Lieutenant Jim Hannah. He had been in the Poudre Valley before and Colonel Collins thought he was the best man to send . The company left Fort Laramie with 70 men and horses and two wagons of supplies on the morning of January 18th, 1865. It was cold, but the sky was clear and the company made good time that day and camped for the night on the trackless plains. But the following morning, they awakened to a foot of snow and a driving blizzard with plummeting temperatures. Throughout the whole day the storm raged on. There was nowhere for them to take refuge. That night the boys from Ohio, some of them from the best families in the state , tasted the first bitterness of their terrible march . When it became dark, they made camp

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bone. There was no wood and no shelter from the piercing blizzard. The mercury was down to 30 below zero. The troop was stuck on the ridge near today's Cheyenne. There was nothing ahead but another long, night in the storm that wouldn't let up. Many of the men had frozen feet. Few were not frostbitten. The horses seemed lifeless. Death stared the boys of the Ohio Cavalry in the face . Night fell. The storm went on. Auntie Stone paused and looked at

give. And then to have hot, strong, fragrant coffee ... the first in two days and nights." Over a dozen of the men were crippled and helpless from frostbitten hands and feet. Their comrades laid them side by side and banked them with snow to keep them warm . Two fires were built, and, for a while, warmth brought some life back into the men . Some of them saw their socks burned off their feet without feeling the pain of the fire , so numb were their hands and feet. But soon the wind came up again and blew the fires to pieces and scattered every ember. The dark night closed in again. The strength of the soldiers was nearly gone. When the morning of January 23rd, 1865 finally dawned, the storm had blown itself out. The day dawned to a deep, electric blue sky and the sun shone, even though it was still 30 degrees below zero. More than half the command was frostbitten and unable to walk. More than half the horses were either dead or unable to carry a rider. Lt. Hannah had the men lighten their loads as much as possible . All their supplies, arms and saddles were stacked in the snow and abandoned. They must reach Fort Collins today or they would all surely die. The final march began . To stop again meant death for all, so the soldiers and their horses plodded through the snow and the big drifts the whole morning. At last they came upon the Poudre River, just a few miles above Fort Collins and Jim Hannah knew they would survive. Shortly before noon, the company limped into the fort. Never did the beautiful valley appear more glorious than on that January morning. "Did any of the soldiers die?" asked one little girl. "Not a one," answered Auntie Stone. "In fact, most of them got well and served in the Indian Wars that summer.

Now, he and his soldiers were fighting lor their li-ves ag;ai.nst an enemy that was just as deadly... the weather. the children seated around her. Their eyes were wide and their faces were wrinkled with the tension of the story. "I can remember how cold it was last winter. Was it as cold as that, Auntie", one of the boys asked? "Much worse than last winter, Bobby", said Auntie Stone . "And it was making all the soldiers very sick. Many of them had given up hope. They had been out in this blizzard for three day and the cold winds of the night were slowly sucking their life from them ." "What happened then!" , cried one of the girls. "Young Lieutenant Hannah was made of sterner stuff," said Auntie Stone. "He was not finished!" In the middle of the night, Lt. Hannah went from man to man , rousting them from their lethargy. He set the soldiers to unloading all the supplies from the wagons . Then he had the wagons chopped into firewood. By clustering together and blocking the wind, they succeeded in getting a fire started. "Oh what joy! What Hope! What Cheer!" wrote a soldier in his journal , "that a fire with its heat and light can

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We were right proud of Lt. Hannah." "That's very nice of you to say so, Auntie Stone." "Jim!" cried Elizabeth Stone as she put her gnarled hands to her cheeks . "You are a scoundrel. How long have you been standing there?" "Long enough to know that that story gets better every time you tell it," he laughed. "It's true , every word, as you well know, Jim Hannah!" Auntie Stone was an invalid by this time in her life, so she continued to sit quietly in her chair, but her eyes flashed with sincerity and the wisdom of a lifetime that had spanned nearly all of the 19th century. "Children, " pointed Auntie Stone, "This here is Jim Hannah himself. He stayed around when the army pulled out. Done real good for himself, too." "Hello, children ," said Hannah. "Hello, Mr. Hannah," said the children in unison. "Mr. Hannah just stopped off here in Fort Collins on his way to Denver, where he's going to be the Speaker of the House in the state assembly," said Auntie Stone. "If I ever get to Denver, " grumbled Hannah . "If this storm doesn't let up soon so the trains can run again, I may be stuck here all winter!" "It couldn't be as bad as your storm in '65," offered Auntie Stone. "No," agreed Hannah , "Nothing has ever been as bad as that."

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have had the reputation of looking weird. The home-buying public wants a home that looks like a regular house, but still features all the innovations that offer energy savings. That's what Richmond has built. A charming Victorian house that fits well with and enhances its neighborhood. At the heart of the system is the computer brain. It will interface with any desktop computer and can be programmed to meet the needs of the occupants . The computer operates the central nervous system of the house that collects data from every corner. The brain "thinks" about conditions inside its structure all the time. It will turn the heat on and off in every room . It will open the automatic venetian blinds to admit sunlight and collect heat and close them when the sun goes down and heat needs to be conserved. It will turn on the coffee maker and the radio in the morning , and it can be programmed to turn the heat up, the music

on , and fill the spa tub. It will shut off the central vacuum system when the doorbell rings and will allow the occupant to check on who is at the front door through a video monitor. The house is constructed with 2x6's, rather than 2x4's. The windows are argon gas filled. In fact, the house is so airtight that big pipes had to be run underground from outside to allow the house to "breathe". The results of all these upgrades is that the entire 3,400 square foot, three story house can be heated ANNUALLY for just $255 . That translates into an "Energ y Score" of 93 points out of a 100, and makes Richmond's home the most energy efficient home in the whole city. The "Energy Score" is a City of Fort Collins innovation by Light and Power energy services engineer Doug Swartz. This rating system is so revolutionary that it has caught the attention of the State of Colorado and is being phased into all forms of construction. It is likely that the system will be adopted nationwide as the standard for determining the energy efficiency of every home in America. What this means is that a prospective home buyer can determine, in advance

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of his purchase, what the real costs of gas, electricity and water are likely to be. Most new homes in Fort Collins have an "Energy Score" of about 72 to 78 points out of a 100. The most efficient home to date has had a score of 87. A score of 93 is unheard of! Richmond has built the home to demonstrate that these features are not exotic, but easily within the reach of anyone and available today. He admits that he probably spent more money to display this technology than was strictly necessary , but he points out that the house is, after all , his own home and he is going to live there. There is something very space age

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Crystal sparkles in the candlelight; the table is resplen- and hors d'oeuvre parties, or coffee/dessert parties. Costs vary dependent upon the complexity of your food and dent with a beautiful array of flowers and the serving requests and the number of guests you wish freshest of foods; and soft jazz envelopes .-~~~ to serve. Hor d'oeuvre parties can be as extensive or the room. You look smashing and are as light as you wish. Sunie Liley, owner of ready to greet your guests ... etting there can be just that easy if you use the skills of our community's most talented and creative individuals - Caterers. No longer is catering just Chicken A La King in pastry shells. What you 'll find today is a full service approach to fit your every need with food selections that will amaze you. We visited with seven of our local catering companies, each with unique approaches to serving their clients. All of the seven agree, however, that healthy, lighter foods are taking center stage in requests. But the beauty of this trend is that these skilled chefs are capable of making even the most healthy dishes fabulously tasty. All of them also added that pasta dishes are current favorite requests . If you are planning on having any type of party during the holidays and want to use catering services, contact them now to help you plan both the concept of your party as well as the menu. By knowing the time of day, the location , the number of people and the budget for your gathering, your caterer can suggest various themes, food selections, and decor. Steve Jones , owner of the Rainbow Ltd. tells us that theme parties are very popular right now. Many people are selecting more unusual ethnic food choices , such as Caribbean or Middle Eastern, then designing the party around the cuisine . Behind the Scenes Catering recently prepared an elegant "French Wedding" complete with Brie, beautiful puff pastries , a menu printed in French and French speaking waiters. By having an idea of what you want and how much you want to spend , a caterer can make your concept bigger than life. During the holidays, theme parties are not as common . Most get-togethers are buffet or sit-down meals, cocktail

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Catering Plus and Toast of the Town says "time of day definitely makes a difference in selection for this type of party. If your is from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. you can r lighter fare . If you choose a time from :00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. you will want more substantial choices since your guests will view the hor d'oeuvres more as dinner." Caterers can suggest various drinks and wines which will be most appropriate with the foods you are serving. Full meal parties can be from breakfast through dinner and can be buffet selections or served sitdown style . Cost is more expensive for a sit-down affair because of labor, but they are more elegant. For a different holiday party you might want to serve a breakfast or lighter brunch with lots of fresh fruits , pastries, and seafood or chicken dishes. Several of the caterers with whom we spoke offer the full-service approach - suggesting decorations, handling rental of equipment, preparing and serving the food , suggesting and serving the drink selections, set-up and clean-up . The full service approach is a bit more expensive. However, as Michael Colacino, one of the coowners of Behind the Scenes Catering , says "You only have to deal with one person, and sometimes during a busy season such as the holidays, it is a great help to deal with only one person ." Colacino and co-owner Brad Blasi have always offered a full-service concept, but he says that more people today seem to be taking advantage of this full service. You will want to select a caterer who can accommodate the size party you have in mind. Angel's Bakery, Classic Cuisine, and Traveling Gourmet, serve smaller and medium size parties very well. They prefer not to handle over 75 guests . The Rainbow, Bisetti's Italian Restaurant, Behind the Scenes Catering and Catering Plus serve the medium to very large parties with ease. Each of the caterers also offer specialties all their own that may help you in your selection process: â&#x20AC;˘ Angel's Bakery limits their preparatory services to what they truly do best - cakes , tarts, desserts, breads , rolls , pastries, cheesecakes , muffins, and lighter luncheon and brunch fare . They often provide other caterers their baked

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Hor d'oeuvres co urtesy of Angel 's Bakery.

goods. While they do offer full luncheon and brunch parties, to-go. Order what you need for the type of gathering you are their true specialty is dessert parties. having then just stop by and pick-up your prepared meal. Owner Robin Angel is extremely diligent in providing the • Catering Plus and Toast of the Town are both owned by freshest of ingredients to her customers and compliments her Sunie Liley and can seNe the very large party as well as the main dish meal selections with tasty side dishes "geared to very small party, corporate parties , private parties and wedthe style of the meal." For example, she may select a southdings. Liley offers the full seNice concept to clients who come west style quiche served with a bean and rice salad , fresh to her to plan and order everything including decorations for fruit, and blue corn muffins. Her most delectable and decadent theme parties. While Catering Plus has a vast recipe file, it will pastry is her Cocoa Potato which is a dessert truffle pastry always accommodate preparation of a "family specialty" upon rolled in cocoa. She often seNes these in either a real basket request by clients. All the food done by Catering Plus is preor on a cake that is decorated to look like a basket. The pared in its own kitchen . dessert looks like a centerpiece before it is Toast of the Town provides professional bardevoured by the guests. tending service along with recommendations NO LONGER IS • Behind the Scenes Catering is an excellent for drink selections to go with food selections. CATERING JUST choice if you are looking for seNice for a medi• Classic Cuisine handles parties differently. CHICKEN A LA KING um to large party, and they particularly specialOwner, Shirley Caudle, finds the smaller, more ize in "fine dining parties." Michael Colacino ofintimate parties her real forte. The main thrust IN PASTRY SHELLS. of her business is as a "personal chef" for fers suggestions for food selections but is also WHAT YOU'LL FIND adaptable to customize the menu for any of his clients who have her come in a couple of times TODAY IS A FULL clients and adds "I really want our work to be a month to prepare the day-to-day meals. elegant as well as delicious so I most often do SERVICE APPROACH Caudle cooks in her customer's homes, preparthe preparation of the main courses ." Behind ing eight to ten meals, labels them and freezes TO FIT YOUR EVERY the Scenes often includes a nice selection of them so her clients can come home and have a NEED WITH FOOD seafood for the catered parties since Colacino "home cooked meal" in a short time. On the SELECTIONS THAT has had increased requests for seafood based day she delivers the meals, she prepares one parties plus a client preference for "fresh , fresh , meal that will be eaten that day, usually fixing WILL AMAZE YOU. fresh" foods. fresh fish , side dishes, homemade bread , and He adds, "We are delighted to use the pastry talents of a dessert. Often her clients will plan to have guests that night Puffin Pastry. Their desserts provide a perfect end to our eleand she plans according to their wishes. Many of her clients gant meals." One specialty dessert that Michael prepares himhave her also come in and prepare a meal or hor d'oeuvre self is petit fours with each "layer" of these single serving selection when they are having a small party, then the hostess cakes a different flavor. He is the only person in Colorado proonly has to get herself and home ready for the party. This previding this unique "cake." These specialty desserts are approsents a very personalized party. Caudle adds, "I get to know priate for weddings or any other special occasion. my customers - their likes and dislikes, and I enjoy showing them how delicious lower fat, proper, eating can be ." • Bisetti's Italian Restaurant offers catering in the restaurant or in an outside location . Robin Gilmour, the Banquet Catering • The Rainbow Ltd. suggests planning early for holiday parManager, said that pasta has always been a main stay at ties, particularly if you are planning a large gathering. Steve Bisetti's but now they are preparing their own flavored pastas Jones suggests to hosts and hostesses that they let the style which are quite popular for parties. They seNe assorted pasta of their home show through for parties. Use complimentary shapes with lighter sauces and most often stay away from colors and flowers to simply decorate your home . Or during heavier cream sauces. Examples include their roasted red the holidays, let the seasonal decor show through . Use lightpepper linguine topped with lightly sauteed garlic and threeing to enhance your decorations. pepper shrimp, or perhaps you might want to try basil fettucine Currently Rainbow's most popular menus revolves around with chicken , artichoke hearts, tomatoes and mushrooms. Caribbean style food. This aromatic menu includes seasonBisetti's can provide full service so hosts and hostesses can ings of clove , cinnamon , hot pepper, and garlic on chicken or enjoy the party. They help with all types of parties from cockpork and is delightfully complimented by island fruits such as tail to dessert parties and also can provide prepared dishes mangos, grapefruits, and seafoods such as shrimp and crab.

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• Traveling Gourmet provides a healthy, affordable, gourmet of desserts. Chocolate is always a favorite, so there are several chocolate confections. He also provides fresh fruit , tarts, alternative to fast food . Owner Linda Arthur offers clients a location for small gatherings in her restaurant, gourmet choicand petit four cakes. All of the caterers enjoy the creativity that es for take-out, and complete food preparation for parties. She they can have with a dessert party - chocolate mousse filled is extremely conscious of preparing quality gourmet foods at chocolate cups , pate au chou , fresh fruit and cream tarts, and all times and feels strongly that gourmet must be made on and on. fresh daily. Select a to-go box for breakfast, lunch or Whatever your choice for a party, the right people are here in our northern Colorado comdinner that will provide a deluxe and healthy meal. Arthur's suggestions for parties include light, munities . Prices will vary slightly from healthy foods that are easy-to-eat such as quiches, caterer to caterer but the general ranges that you might expect to pay are: empanadas , and fresh fruits and vegetables with light and appetizing dips. She helps • Hor d'oeuvres can range from $5.00 clients with the overall look of their parto $20.00 per person dependent upon ties and may suggest drink selections amount of food calculated per person as well as types of foods selected. that will compliment the food choices. Arthur suggests "lighter, easier to eat • Buffet style meals generally run from $6.00 foods made with beans, grains, fresh to $30 .00 per person. Once again, this vegetables and fruits as well as pasta depends on food selections and takes into dishes ." She is aware of the blend of account the type of meal - breakfast , foods she offers to provide protein brunch , luncheon , dinner. • Sit -down meals can run from $13 .00 to with lots of flavor. Vegetables and fruits can be nicely complimented with $35.00 per person . low calorie dips made with yogurt and • Dessert/Coffee selections range from $3.00 to natural fruit flavorings. Even during winter $13 .00 per person and can be a single dessert times when we think of heavier dishes , unique through a wide variety. Remember that all of our caterers will work with you to and different salads should have a prominent place on Photo courtesy ot your buffet or luncheon table. The Rainbow. customize your requests and work within your budget. They always do their best job if they have time to plan. Looking ahead, once you have made some decisions on the type of party you wish to have and the amount you wish to During the holidays they book up quickly so plan accordingly. spend , you are ready to work with your caterer on the food Weddings should be booked from six to nine months in adselections. vance. Parties should be planned from three to six weeks in Even though lighter fare is gaining popularity, desserts will advance. Most of all , when you select a caterer, have confinever go out of style . A dessert and coffee party can be a dence in his talents then relax and enjoy - your guests are delightful way to entertain family or friends over the holidays . arriving. .. Linda Roesener is a free lance writer and part Steve Jones says during the holidays they offer a wide variety owner of ADS and Nightwing Publishing, Inc.

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EVENTS CALENDAR INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF THE FAMILY Various dates through end of year Locations throughout community Charge for certain events This year long program celebrates the family and all the complexities involved. This program coincides with the United Nations International Celebration of the Family and is coordinated by Colorado State University. The program includes workshops, arts programs, lectures and seminars. For information, call 491-6626. ARTWEAR '94 September 9, 6:1 5p.m.& 8:00p.m. Lincoln Center Canyon West Room $15, $25 patron Over 50 fashion designers from across the nation will be represented at the third annual ArtWear '94. Guests will be treated to a champagne reception and a runway fashion show featuring the juried finalists original , wearable art. An accessories boutique and sales gallery of wearable art will be open after the show and on Saturday, September 10, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Proceeds from the event will be used to support the visual arts program at the Lincoln Center. For more information, call Ellen Martin at 221-6735. 10TH ANNUAL HISTORIC HOMES TOUR September 10, 10:00a.m.- 4:00p.m. $7 advance; $9 day of tour, $30 Patron Five private homes will be on the tour in addition to the historic Avery House museum. There will be special displays and activities in celebration of the 1Oth yea r of this event . Refreshments and shopping will be featured in the Avery Carriage House. In addition, a champagne reception and tour of a very special Pat ron Home wi ll take place Friday, September 9 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m .. For additional information call 484-5486. PVH FOUNDATION'S 8TH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT September 16, 12:30 p.m.

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gala featuring the Everly Brothers will be held Friday night. For tickets to this event and more information , call 586-2030 or 223-1665. MCKEE MEDICAL CENTER 'S 14TH ANNUAL FUNDRAISER October 1, 6:00p.m. Chilson Center, Loveland $50 per person, $650 corporate or patron table Friends of the Hospital presents "A Night on Broadway" to benefit MeKee Medical Center. Guests will be treated to cocktails followed by dinner, entertainment and dancing. A live and silent auction will also be held featuring original art, theater tickets and more! For more information, call 669-5881 or 667-4236. JUNIOR LEAGUE FALL FUNDRAISER November 4 & 5 University Park Holiday Inn $3 Market admiss ion , $15 single and $25 couple Gala admission, $30 Fashion show admission Start your holiday shopping early at the the "1994 Holiday Cache." Bring your shopping list to the Merchant Market with over 40 local vendors displaying their goods. The "Night at the Market" gala features evening shopping , delicious desserts and a silent auction. Don't miss this year's fashion show featuring a brunch and luncheon show. For more information, call 482-4180. FORT COLLINS CHILDREN 'S THEATRE THE WIZARD OF OZ November 17 & 18, 7p.m., November 19, 2p.m., November 20, 2p.m. Lincoln Center Call Lincoln Center Box Office for tickets, 221·6730 This musical stage production is from the original 1939 movie version , including all of your favorite songs and characters. Follow Dorothy down the Yellow Brick Road and enjoy the adverture as she and her friends learn one of life's most important lessons. This timeless story will once again fill you with the magic found "Over the Rainbow."

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Twin-ergy By Phil Walker his is the way modern real estate works . First you must have a progressive company that is dedicated to the professional training and support of Realtors within a marketplace. In Fort Collins, The Group Realtors fills that position admirably . For over 20 years , The Group has been the quintessential standard for real estate sales in northern Colorado. Next you have to have strong individuals who possess the training, knowledge and positive work ethic, (meaning you really have to work at it) , necessary to engineer buyers and sellers through the incredible complexities of today's world of real estate sales . Plus , the agent has to really care about the work they are doing and the people with whom and for they are doing it. Now real estate is ready for the next step in the evolutionary process of delivering high quality service to the buying and sell ing public . It is partnering . What's so new about that? People have been form ing partnerships since time began . Some of them were pretty successful-Sears and Roebuck comes to mind. In real estate it's not so easy. The properties may be the inventory , but the stock and trade is the people . In buying and selling real estate you are dealing with people at the very core of their lives. The Realtor has to almost become a de facto member of the family. That is very much a one -on-one encounter. It's tough for a family to admit a committee. Which brings us to the subjects of this article. Enter Ela ine Tool and Harleen Alexander ... partners, and just like Sears and Roebuck their partnership works. Does it ever work! In less than a year the two have partnered their way to over $25 million in residential real estate sales! To give an example of how this works, when most of us go to the doctor, it's often an office with several doctors in it. The physicians get to know all the patients, rotate schedules, and organize the wo rk, so that to the average person , it's a seamless system

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that delivers all that high quality health care. Elaine Tool and Harleen Alexander have been able to transfer this system into real estate. It's actually quite ingenious. When families get "sick" of their home and want another one , Elaine and Harleen arrive, (they still do housecalls) with a platoon of specialists, employed personally by them , to diagnose the exact cause of the problem and to prescribe the perfect treatment. Of course, each of the ladies are specialists in their own right. Elaine is the lister . Harleen is the seller. Or was that the other way around? All of this started in February of 1993. The two ladies , long acquainted from

"When I grow up , I want to be just like her!" Like that. The funny thing about all this was that you never seemed to know who was talking. They were both talking . They were saying the same thing. Incredible! Of course the big winners are the people who get this formidable pair in their corner when it comes to their real estate situations. From a practical standpoint, the customer really does get two for the price of one - people that is. It's an amazing system and a true breakthrough in the way that modern real estate is handled . So here 's to you , Ladies! You really get us where we live.

Understated Success ou are ushered into a very modest and unassuming office on the banks of Sheldon Lake at City Park. Karen Murray greets you at the doo r and invites you to sit down . She is quiet and soft spoken. Her desk faces the lake. One whole wall of her office is glass so she can look up from her work and watch the ducks and swans swimming on the lake . She says that she has enjoyed this peaceful scene for quite a few years and has no plans to make a change. It could be any office in Fort Collins of a small , three or four person company, going about its business in an unhurried atmosphere . Yet with all this understatement, Karen Mu rray is presiding over a major Colorado business with hundreds of employees. Karen Murray is the owner, Chief Executive Officer and President of a company calle d Karen 's Copy Co rp, the operators of 7 northern Colorado and southern Wyoming Kinko 's Kopy Centers. She is also the joint owner of 4 more Kinko's in Montana. She also owns 6 mo re Kinko's in Louisv ille , Kentucky. Her brother, Tim , in Boulder, owns 65 more Kinko's. There's more. Kinko's Kopy Centers were started 24 years ago in Southern Californ ia by Paul Orfalea. Today there are over 750 Kinko's in the U.S ., most of which are owned by just a handful of people. Karen 's Fort Collins store was the 12th

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their lengthy tenure with Th e Group , had lunch. Elaine and her husband , Steve , were the owners at RemaxAdvanced . Steve was about to embark into politics and run for the Colorado Senate from t he 52nd District. A change was in the air. By October of 1993 the smoke had clea red . Steve was running hard and Elaine was back at The Group, "Probably for another 15 years ," says Elaine. Then with a handshake and a hug , the partnership began . The two have no written agreements , no battery of lawyers . However , they do have an impressive string of one-liners. "We both give 95%!" "We divide everything 50-50 ... except the work! " "You have to care about PEOPLE!" "Elaine does ca re or el se we wouldn 't be doing this. " "We provide 'EXQUISITE' service!"

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one opened in the entire system. She has now been in Fort Collins for 18 years. She has been a close associate of Paul Orfalea for all that time . Karen came to Colorado to ski. She liked the state and Fort Collins so much that she stayed and has quietly built an impressive business conglomerate that would be at home in the penthouse of the First National Bank. But that would most assuredly not be Karen 's style. "Lots of days, I come to work with my kayak on the roof of my car," she says, "So that I can scoot off to the river as soon as we finish work." She also continues to rock climb and to ski. She loves every minute of it and is sharing it with her 3 year old son, Colin. "I'm not a flashy person. I like genuine people. That's one of the reasons why I like Fort Collins so much . There are a lot of genuine people here," says Karen. I probed into the business side of her life again and asked about how much it cost to set up a new Kinko's store. "I'd rather not tell you that," she says with the same simplicity that she uses to offer you a drink of water. "However, as an example," she continues, "Our workhorse is the Xerox Docutech. A new one of those machines costs $350,000." She was the only person in the room who was not squirming in his seat. Karen moves smoothly on to what she believes is the more important part of her business. "Right now we are having quite a conversation within the company over whether we are a family or a team. We certainly don't think of our family/team as employees. They are co-workers. I ask who this conversation is with and she says , simply, "Oh, Paul and some of the other owners. " "We teach our people to be nice to our customers and nice to each other. We are truly more interested in happy customers than an endless chasing of the bottom line."

The swans drifted by on the lake .... Karen smiled . I asked a few more leading questions , like: "What was your best day in business?" "It was the day when I realized that it had all come together," she said . "I was running a cash register in one of the stores during one of our major promotions and I could see the whole team working smoothly and we did more business in one hour than we used to do in a month." All the time she was telling this story, she was comfortable, confident and composed. Other businesses, big or small, should be so well led. " I consider myself to be very lucky ," she said. "Recently I was reading a book called , 'The Autobiography of the Dali Lama', I learned a great deal about the philosophy that makes life so peaceful for this old religion. " Actually it all made sense as she was saying it. All except for the lucky part. It seemed to me that this lady makes a habit of producing her own luck wherever she goes . The most amazing thing to me was that this business dynamo had managed to keep her story so quiet for so long . It is one of the most incredible success stories I have ever seen. Understated success. Believe me, it is a concept that is so alien to me that I can hardly fathom it. Yet, here it sat, in the flesh with the swans drifting by on the lake, just the way she wanted it to be. I meekly thanked her for the interview and humbly left. She serenely saw me to the door. She reminded me of something . .. swans I think. Phil Walker is the Fort Collins native whose stories of the early west can be heard on TRI-1 02. 5, and the Eagle, Country 96. 1 FM, and daily 6 to 10 am on The Breakfast Club, on the Eagle.

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magine talking to Hillary Clinton or the foremost woman breast-cancer specialist or the perfect real estate agent for your client moving to Dallas . Statistics show we are only six people away from anyone in the world. With networking the person you seek maybe one phone call away. Networking involves a strong , supportive, professional group that provides an information exchange, a forum for creating business credibility, and resources for our needs. Networking supports many needs for today's working woman. Barbara Cohen, a marriage and family counselor and the coauthor of "When Women Work Together," says women 's first concern is relationship. Women will put aside their own goals and withhold information to maintain a relationship . Networking, Barbara says, lets women risk by sharing information and asking for what they want. In a networking group women can celebrate success, share insights and have or be a mentor. We learn from women who took paths we have only caught a glimpse of on our growth journey. Barbara also believes networking allows women the social aspect that nurtures. We love to talk and we listen with welcoming ears. Twenty-four hours never leave enough time to do all we want to do. Therefore, we place a higher priority on work activities than strictly social events . Networking fills work and social needs. The greatest benefit may be the reality check. We talk about ideas, concerns and situations getting a response that may add perspective or support our thinking. Woman managers face the greatest test - going where no woman has gone before. Sharon Johnson, managed Lutheran Family Services (LFS) in Fort Collins for 11 years. She left LFS and with her business partner Gladys Wolff, a psychologist, created Organization

Network Consultants. They help women develop leadership skills by using models. They, also created a network to help nonprofit woman leaders to discuss problems, concerns and successes. This fall they plan to start a new woman's leadership group. They believe too many women do not have mentors or the advantage of

Members of the Fort Collins Women's Network hear interesting speakers monthly supportive leadership skills. The educational aspect of networking , along with separate training, puts a woman ahead of those that drift or try to do "it" all themselves. Education can offer a new perspective, increase our "work tools ," or keep us out of trouble. Carrie Gillis, President of the Colorado Apartment Association, finds her organization keeps people informed to avoid legal hassles. The organization creates credibility for reputable property managers by offering a tenant a place to call about grievances. Additionally, associations and professional networking groups foster growth. Nine years ago Carrie began working in property management in Fort Collins. Then the industry seemed like a "little old lady in a bathrobe and curlers who handed you your key." Today's climate demands sophistication in law , communication, people skills and business. No organization has seen more growth

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• Mom's night out the 4th Tuesday of the month • A family picnic • Christmas party for group members and spouses • Spring and Fall mom's retreat • Care network - help for members Locally, another unique organization offers women networking and mentor opportunities. The Woman 's Development Council (WDC) operates as the governing board, hosting and sponsoring events and activities . The events and activities educate and enhance women in the workplace. WDC holds events such as the Working Women 's Conference. This year the conference will not be held but another planned event takes place in October. Women Business Owners meet monthly at the Chamber for a brownbag lunch. This WDC function creates a directory for all women in business, women-owned business and a reference directory for places such as the SBA and the Women 's Center. As a third event, WDC sponsors a Youth Conference January 13-14, 1995. Working with CSU and PR-1 the conference asks members to mentor a youth through job shadowing and promote life skills like balancing a checkbook. Maury Komrs, a board member, says , "We want to help them find a passion for something that matters." This northern Colorado and southern Wyoming group wants to do more projects outside Fort Collins . The organization's growth involves being a mentor. They hope to increase membership to help mentor youth and adults. Networking provides support, being a mentor, motivation, information , and resources . We find business contacts, friendships and fulfill important social needs. Our businesses gain credibility and we grow personally and professionally. Networking comes in many forms . Below we offer a directory of professional women 's organizations. We do not include service organizations such as Optimist although we felt exclusive women's organizations such as Zonta deserves note . If we miss your organization we apologize. For a more complete listing of organizations , check with the Fort Collins Public Library, 221-6689.

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American Association of University Women Mary Schultz , 484-6710. Promotes lifelong learning and initiates positive community change. Meets: Unitarian Church, Sep-May 1st Wed. at 7:30p.m. call Dec. & Apr. meetings American Business Women's Association Jeannine Hammond , (W) 221-8621 (H) 4932017. Brings women of varied backgrounds together fo r personal & professional growth. Meets: various locations, 1st Tues. at 6:00p.m. American Guild of Organists - Fort Collins Loveland Chapter -Mary Marks, Promotes pipe organ and music . Provides professional study and support for church musicians American Society for Quality Control - Don Rocca. Promotes use of quality principles in business. Meet: varies American Society of Women Accountants Rebecca Gonzalez. Enables accountants to expand technically , professionally & socially. Meets: Fort Collins Country Club , 3rd Wed . 6:00p.m. Association of Contractors of Northern Colorado- Dale Kirkey, 221-4137. Unites individuals working in the construction field. Meets: University Holiday Inn, 4th Wed. 6:00p.m.

Colorado Apartment Association - Carrie Gillis , 226-0853. Promotes & protects apartment owners & management equity. Meets: Lincoln Center, Ludlow Room, 3rd Tues. 11 :45 Luncheon Sept. to May Colorado-Wyoming Border Institute of Management Accountants - Tim Ewing , 663-4700. Serves accounting professionals. Meets: Carolyn 's Cuisine, 3rd Tues. 5:50 p.m. Sept. to May Columbine Club International Training in Communication- Billy Sue Cady, 221-4824. Nonprofit educational leadership communication training club. Meets: Colorado State Building, 3842 S. Mason(rear), 2nd & 4th Wed. 7:00p.m. Executive Women International - Joyce Ruff, 353-7000. Promotes member firms , enhances personal & professional growth & encourages community involvement F.E.M.A.L.E. - Formerly Employed Mothers At the Leading Edge - Vickie Grotheer, 2265943. Support group for women who have taken time from full-time employment to raise children. Meets: Meadowlark Church of Christ, 1st & 3rd Tues. 6:45 to 8:30p.m.

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By Ashley Ryan Gaddis inding a job in Fort Collins is no easy task. An overflow of well-educated and highly-skilled workers in the city makes the job market competitive and difficult to penetrate. Starting salaries often seem low to people moving here from other parts of the country , and relocated spouses find frustration in trying to channel their old work experience into something new. Women , in particular, may find the job search a heavy chore, especially if they have been out of the work force for a number of years or are entering it for the first time. Switching careers is also a challenge , but women attempt it daily as they realize the personal and financial rewards of new fields , particularly traditionally "male" fields , such as computer science or engineering. However, despite the obstacles to finding employment in Northern Colorado, it can be done. Opportunities are available for intelligent, ambitious, hard-working, motivated , flexible, and patient applicants . Nancy Valentine, owner of Career Connections, a career counseling and placement company, believes that women and men who clarify their interests and sell their skills will eventually find rewarding , enjoyable work. "I will create an opportunity for somebody who can make a difference in my business," she said . Creating your own opportunities is what the current job market in Fort Collins is all about. Ambitious people who focus on what they love , whether it be arranging flowers , catering events or writing resumes for others , and who network, network, network will eventually see the fruits of their labors. One of the most important facto rs in determining the desirability of a job

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is what it pays. Although we all work for several reasons, such as to enhance our self-esteem or to contribute to the community around us, putting bread on the table is , in essence, our most basic need. Wage scales vary in Fort Collins as much as the jobs themselves do. Teaching, administrative , and staff positions with the Poudre R-1 school district are paid according to strict salary schedules. Compensation for upper-level management positions within large corporations, such as Teledyne Water Pik or HewlettPackard, is determined on a case-bycase basis and can differ by tens of thousands of dollars, depending on the employee's experience, skills, and expectations. According to statistics from the Larimer County Employment and Training Services, the average annual wage in Larimer and Weld Counties in 1993 was $22 ,903. This compared with $29,017 for the metro Denver area and $25,041 for the entire state of Colorado. During the quarter ending September, 1993, the manufacturing industry in Northern Colorado had the highest average annual salary of $34,632 . The retail industry had the lowest, at $13,104. The average annual salary for government jobs was $28,028, for service employees was $18,564, and for the construction industry was $25,428. Although the average annual wage in 1993 was considerably higher in Denver than in Northern Colorado, this wage discrepancy actually is not apparent in many fields. Starting wages , such as for temporary or lowskilled jobs, are higher in Denver, perhaps by as much as $2 .00 an hour , but professional salaries between the two reg ions are almost

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re-entering the work-force is they have to be serious about what they want to do," she said. Recently, the wages for low-skilled temporary work have increased in Fort Collins. Hourly wages have increased by at least $1 .00 an hour, and salaries for entry- to mid-level secretarial or administrative workers range from $14,000 to $20 ,000 a year. "Companies are realizing the quality of the employee that we send them increases as the pay increases," Fangman said . Richard Keith , owner of Apple One Employment Services in Fort Collins, agrees with Fangman. The low unemployment rate in the city combined with the expansion of the local economy is pushing wages up, to the benefit of workers. He said also that close to 40 percent of temporary employees are eventually hired fulltime by a contracting company. Wages for jobs that are not advertised in the classified pages or posted on job bank walls are difficult to classify or generalize. Professions that require particular educational backgrounds, such as medicine, teaching, journalism or the law , tend to have regional salary scales familiar to those trained in the field . Workers in these careers stay abreast of what their work is worth, and their salaries depend more on the activity in their professions than on the overall employment situation in Fort Collins. Small business owners also cannot

classify their salaries . Successful business owners range from the desktop publishers who work parttime out of their homes to the management consultants who have developed a solid, steady clientele. Starting a small business is actually a good way to solve the problem of finding a job in Fort Collins. Developing a niche and selling a service to the greater community can be a great way to challenge your mind, do what you love and make some money. Ann Turnquist of the employee development office for the City of Fort Collins said the city tends to offer higher salaries than do area businesses or organizations . "Our wage philosophy is that we want to pay better than average and get better than average," she said. However, city jobs are competitive , especially given the city's low turnover rate of 5 percent, and they attract dozens, if not hundreds, of applications. Turnquist advises people who are interested in working for the city to clarify what types of positions they most want and to sharpen their skills, possibly by returning to school. The Poudre R-1 School District has also traditionally paid better than average salaries . A June article in the Fort Collins Coloradoan indicated that the district's average teacher salary of $37,008 during the 1993-94 school year ranked the fifth highest in the state Todd Gamble, director of human resources , said the district

has offered higher salaries in recent years to attract higher quality teachers. He said this year's salary freeze, however, will reverse the trend. "I would anticipate we would move significantly down this year," he said. One industry that is growing tremendously these days is the health care field . Armi Hall, project specialist at Poudre Valley Hospital, said the nursing industry is expected to grow by leaps and bounds in the next 10 years. He said it is a fascinating field that offers flexibility, variety and satisfaction. It is also a well-paying field, with registered nurses at Poudre Valley Hospital earning between $12 and $22 an hour. Barbara Ashley, office manager of Kent Obermann's dental practice , said there is a great demand for dental assistants in Fort Collins. She said different levels of training are available at Front Range Community College, and that wages range from $7 to $10 an hour. Although temporary positions abound in Fort Collins, as any perusal of the classified advertisements will attest, exciting, permanent positions are available as well, although they usually require more digging. They also require a lengthy commitment from those interested, which can mean starting out as a volunteer, completing projects on a contractual basis, or accepting a lowerskilled position in a company knowing opportunities for advancement will come . Career counselors in the city advise clients that it can take at least six months to make the right match between a worker and a job. For women and men new to the job market in Fort Collins, or entering it after some time off, a knowledge of wage scales can perhaps guide you in some of your decision-making. However, it is important to realize that wage scales are just that scales. It is also important to realize the most successful job applicants are those who focus their interests and receive the training necessary to qualify for the positions they want.

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Has Evolved Into Popular Art Form Stained glass , once considered a tool for teaching the Bible to illiterate worshipers, has become an object of pleasure. This art form is now secular as well as religious in nature. It is becoming a very personal form of expression, freeing itself of its architectural bonds and finding new locations in the home. The earliest stained glass windows were made in Western Europe by a group of artisans who moved from Constantinople to Rome and later into central France in A.D. 959. The art of stained glass church windows evolved from the union of methods and ideas of other art forms mosaics, enameling , fresco painting and techniques of glazing. Like frescoes and mosaics, stained glass is an architectural art. It depends on a structure with apertures to fill and on transmitted light for its existence. From the beginning , the buildings were religious for two reasons . The Church could afford the expense of stained glass and because stained glass required the skills of many artisans, only the Church had the power to command such a cooperative project. The principal aim of stained glass was to educate an illiterate congregation and inspire a sense of devotion . This was accomplished by explaining the festivals of the Church , visualizing the life of Christ and the saints and illuminating the points of the sermons. . Since the middle of the 20th century, stained glass in the United States has risen in popularity. Stained glass is being used in churches , public buildings and private residences. Architects and designers are starting to view stained glass as an element of construction and working with artists on projects. "When most people think of stained glass, they think of churches . The possibilities with stained glass are endless, " states Bob Leimgruber of Abraxis Art Glass in Fort Coll ins . "Stained glass is

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was increasing but Leimgruber realized that the local economy could not "'sustain the company. He began to ~focus on the who lesa le side of ~stained glass and started producing ~commercial pieces . Stained glass -~ pieces created by Abraxis Art Glass ~are displayed at the Excalibur Hotel in ~Las Vegas, Showboat Casino in ~Atlantic City , Pizza Hut corporate 8offices as well as hospitals and un i'8 versities all over the United States . tf. Locally, Abraxis Art Glass designed a beveled glass entry in a private dining room at CSU , a wall of etched glass in the corporate offices of Poudre Valley Hospital and stained glass pieces at Anheuser-Busch . Leimgruber expanded his business focus six years ago by producing pieces for the furniture industry. These items include wall units, china hutches and entertainment centers . Leimgruber states that the most popular uses for stained glass are room dividers, accent windows and front entry doors. "Using stained glass in a entry door is popular both locally and nationally," he says. "This type of a door makes a statement and offers something unique . It is definitely not off the rack." Approximate ly 90 percent of his clients are selecting a textured clear g lass or beveled glass for their pieces. Bob explains that this type of glass provides a neutral scheme for decorating . "The textured clear glass and beveled glass offers an elegant look, one of understated elegance. These can be combined with a variety of decors from contemporary to Victorian ," he adds. "The use of brass lead in stained glass pieces is also very popular because of its compatibility with the decorative brass light fixtures and hardware that so many people are selecting." Bob Leimgruber says , "The biggest misconceptions about stained glass are that most people think it has to look religious and that it is very expensive. Stained glass is very accommodating and we can tailor a project to fit anyone's budget." Abraxis Art Glass is located at 212 West LaPorte in Fort Collins and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through

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Friday. Call 493-7604 for additional glass piece over the door and sidelights at the historic Arthur House at 311 West times. Mulberry in Fort Collins. She says that The dynamic tension between geometric order and sensual chaos is how stained glass sidelights are one of the stained glass artist Pat Baker of Bellvue most frequently requested items that characterizes her work. "My work is a she designs. Baker con tinues to be a selfcontrast between a geometric component taught artist. Earlier in her career, and a sensual, organic, often exaggeratshe did not read any information ed , curve. This not only represents my stained glass art but also represents about stained glass but now reads a myself and my personality," says Baker. sampling of literature on stained Pat moved to Colorado in 1968 to glass. "Stained glass with its two teach computer science at CSU and dimensional effect is where my skills purchased a home in Rist Canyon lie . I am very satisfed with strong obviwhere she still resides . She began ous line drawings . I like three dimenteaching at Michigan Technological sional work but it is not what I do," states University in the early 1970 ' s but artist Baker. Utilizing her background as returned to her Rist Canyon home every an educator, she offers private lessons in summer. Baker returned permanently to stained glass and does substitute teaching for Rivendell School and Oakwood Colorado in the mid 1970's to pursue School. her doctorate in computer science at the Stained glass works by Pat Baker are University of Colorado. During this time, she took a class in the basics of stained displayed at Omnibus Collectibles in glass at the Boulder Free School. She Estes Park and Trimble Court Artisans . had always enjoyed colored glass and Her studio at her home in Rist Canyon is this class heightened her interest. Baker open by appointment. Call 493-0851 for began to work with stained glass and to further information . The Dragon 's Cache in Greeley speteach herself the necessary skills of this cializes in religious , commercial and resi art form. "I had had so much -==~ dential cu stom de;; signed stained glass. schooling in my life. Everything I had done The art studio was established in 1984 up to that point was and is a family busiacademic. I wanted the stained glass to be ness . Francis and spontaneous and not Nel lie Denning with schooled ," explains son James operate Baker. "This spontaneand manage the busi ity might have slowed ness. me down, but I wanted Francis and Nellie it to be generated from Denning are anthropolwithin. I have made a ogists and taught at the University of conscious effort to not Northern Colorado . be influenced by other Francis completed a artists or books ." Pat continued to course in stained class work on her doctorate in 1978 and began and stained glass at working with glass. He the same time. After taught Nellie and James some basics in some time , it became apparent to Pat that stained glass and the the stained glass art family began to work together on projects. In was becoming an integral part of her life. She quit her studies 1984, Nellie and Francis started working full time in stained glass. in computer science and focused her The majority of the work done by the energies on stained glass. Her first sales Dennings is commissioned work. Their were generated through word of mouth works include Victorian, Southwestern, by her friends. She attended artisan shows and fairs and met with success. In floral and representational art. Floral and the early 1980's, Pat started displaying representational designs comprise the her work at Trimble Court Artisans in Fort majority of their projects. Currently, the Collins. Dennings are designing liturgical stained Pat Baker has designed works which glass windows for two churches , Trinity range from room dividers to skylights and Lutheran Church in Loveland and Eaton lighted ceilings to small free hanging panFirst Baptist Church. els. She has worked in many different They have designed stained glass styles including Victorian , Art Deco, Art works for the Greeley Recreation Center, Woody's Newstand in Greeley, Nouveau , representational, Southwestern First Cong re gational Church in Greeley, and abstract/geometric. Most of her art St. John 's United Christian Church in pieces are designed for homes or professional offices. The majority of her work is Greeley and Emmanuel Lutheran commissioned by individuals and she Church in Greeley. Their religious stained glass windows have been very prefers to meet with her clients on a onesuccessful and the Dennings have to-one basis. Baker designed the stained

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designs in churches from Julesburg to Loveland . Nellie Denning states, "Stained glass is an exciting medium for me to work in. It is a dynamic art form . Stained glass works change with the light, mood and setting." She describes her work as very fluid with a gentle flow of lines. The Dragon 's Cache has a showroom with a wide range of stained glass available. The Dennings offer classes in stained glass at their studio . The Dragon 's Cache is located at 1109 7th Street in Greeley . Hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For additional information, call 353-1051.

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FORT COLLINS Clara Hatton Gallery, 491-6774, Colorado State University Fort Collins Museum, 221-6738, 200 Mathews. Gustafson Gallery , Aylesworth Hall C 105 at Colorado State University. Exhibition includes historic costume collection . Lincoln Center, 221-6735,417 West Magnolia. Sept. 9, ArtWear '94, 6:15 and 8 p.m., third annual wearable art fashion show and sale. Champagne reception in the Terrace Sculpture Garden. Sept. 29-Nov. 7, Covisions , Intimate Gallery. Exhibition by three artists who were recipients of envision grants from the Colorado Council on Arts. Through Oct. 10, "Sitting Zoo," an exhibition of hand-painted benches in the Terrace Sculpture Garden. Lloyd's Art Center, 482-2218, 216 North College Avenue. Featuring works by local artists. One West Contemporary Art Center, 482-2787, College at Oak Plaza. September 8-0ctober 22, "You Call That Art?". Educational show about contemporary art showing works from area collections. Opening reception September 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. Trimble Court Artisans, 221-0051 , 118 Trimble Court in Historic Old Town Fort Collins. September-November, Featuring pottery and stained glass by regional artists. LOVELAND Baker Gallery, 663-7407, 1041 North Lincoln. September-October, Featuring contemporary crafts and pottery in gallery. Outdoor sculpture will be displayed in the Sculpture Yard. DeMott Fine Art Gallery, 593-0244, 1325 North Cleveland Avenue. Grand opening exhibition continui ng. Paintings, sculptures and limited edition prints by national and regional artists. Featuring the works of John DeMott, Kang Cho, Fritz White, Lisa Danielle and Steve Elliott. Gallery East, 667-6520, Lincoln and 1Oth Street. September-October, Featuring original paintings by Jim Biggers, Sharon Hults, Ellie Weakley and Rick Stoner and bronze sculptures by Gary Alsum, Denny Haskew, Darlis Lamb , Vince Valdez and George Walbye. Loveland Museum and Gallery, 962-2410 , Fifth and Lincoln. Through September 25,"Artistic Touch : Tactile Collage Art by Tina Blatter'', Foote Gallery. Through September 25, "Please Touch!", Foote Gallery. Exhibition of 74 touchable lifecast sculptures of contemporary cultural and historical figures created by artists Willa Shalit and Dean Ericson . October 1-November 27 , "War Bonnets , Tin Lizzies, and Patent Leather Pumps: Kiowa Culture in Transition , 1925-1955: The Photographs of Horace Poolaw", Foote Gallery. ESTES PARK Impressions Ltd. , 586-6353, 150 East Riverside Suite 210. September, Western Bonanza with art by Howard Terpning, James Bama and Frank McCarthy. October , Fantasy and Nostalgic Art by artists James Christensen, James Gurney, John Simpkins, Steve Hanks and Paul Landry. Serendipity Trading Company , 586-8410 , 117 East Elkhorn. September 3-5, The world's finest cut heishe will feature Sac-Fox heishe jewelry designer John Christensen. The artist will be in attendance from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

Donna Lock is a free-lance writer in Fort Collins with an interest in history and the arts.

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