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SPECIAL SECTION AHHH ... THE SPA! Experience a relaxing and rejuvenating day spa.


BODY, MIND AND SOUL CONNECTION: A WELLNESS APPROACH TO HEALTH CARE Tips to keep body and mind fit, balanced and stress free.


SPRING FASHION- PRETTY AS A PICTURE Soft, sensual and sophisticated spring fashions .



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ON THE COVER Our cover model, Cheryl Rennels, looks stunning in J. Benjamin's soft champagne evening suit. Iridescent sequined jacket is accented with ribbon, cording and rhinestone buttons and tops a full chiffon dancing skirt, $278. Courtesy of Perfect Impressions.


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ART STYLE The sculpted dolls of Ruth Cunningham, paintings of Wendy Lopez, and gallery events.


ABOUT TOWN 1870 Recognition Dinner, Holiday Cache Fall Fund-Raiser, The Women's Center- Twenty Extraordinary Years, 5th Annual MS Holiday Art Auction, Fort Collins Thanksgiving Day Run, Christmas Fantasy Ball, Holiday Homes of Note, 1st Annual Crab Fest, and 1st Annual High Tea Party.





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FASHIONS, SHOES AND ACCESSORIES The Blossom , Estes Park Browns Shoe Fit Colorado Classics En Vogue, Greeley J. Pitner Clothing Co. Jack Gleason Ladies Out West Martell 's Maurine's Fashion & Bridal Center The Original Beanblossom , Ltd. , Estes Park Perfect Impressions Queen of Hearts, Loveland Razzle Dazzle Satin Rose , Loveland Select Furs, Estes Park Southwest Attitude , Estes Park The Regiment Shops Whispers HAIR AND MAKE-UP DESIGN Headlines of the Rockies: Phyllis Thode Joan Hill , & Pat Shannon Makeup: Barbara Hayter & Ronna Ryden NAIL TECHNICIAN The Nail Parlour: Lynnette Davis , Melissa Barella, Nail Technician PRODUCT AND FASHION PROPS Alpine Haus Frames by Meko Frameworks Larrabee's Pamela's Bed & Bath Lydia 's Style Magazine is a seasonal publicatiOn direct-mailed and delivered to homes and businesses in Colorado and Wyoming four times a year. Additio nally, one annual issue, Fort Collins Style, focuses on business, leisure, and lifestyle. Subscriptions to five (5) issues for out of town readers are available for $12.00. Copies are also delivered to medical facilities, clubs, banks, professional and city offices, Chamber of Commerce and VIP Welcome Services. Publication schedule: Spring · February Fall · August Business Annual - April Restaurant Annual · September Summer -J une Winter - November For ad rates, subscription information , changes of address, or correspo ndence , contac t: Lydia 's Style Magazine, Inc., P.O. Box 270625. Fort Colli ns, Colo rado 80527. (303) 226-6400. Fax (303) 226·6427. © 1995 Lydia 's Style Magazine. All rights reserved. Reproduction without permission from Lydia's Style or its publisher is pro hibited. Lydia 's Style Magazine is not responsible for unsolicited material. All manuscripts, artwork, and photography must be accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed envelope. The views and opinions of any contributing writers are not necessarily those of Lydia 's Style Magazine, Inc.

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eet the Models Sharon M. Durfee. Nutrition Support Pharmacist interested in traveling , step aerobics, counted cross stitching , volunteering in Junior League and state and national professional organiza!ions. "I have a whole new prospective on modeling! It was wonderful to be pampered by Lydia, Kari , and Phyllis and her staff! It was fun to meet new people . Thanks for the jokes when we really needed them , Duane!" Libby Glass. Head of Ft. Collins Operations of the W.W . Reynolds Companies, married to John and mother of Amy Maes, 25 , and John , Jr. , 23. Her primary interest is CSU athletics. When she's not at a ballgame , you can find her sitting in front of the fire with a bottle of wine and a good book. "I had a great time! It reminded me of my college days in the theatre - total strangers in the morning , and by the end of a day of working hard together, fun new friends. I respect what Lydia and her staff are doing with Style Magazine to spotlight Northern Colorado ."

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arried housewife, hectic mother, frantic working woman. All of these people inside us have need for some positive mind and body fitness. Where better to find that little piece of positive fitness than at one of several accessible spas right here in our own back yard . I have lived in Fort Collins for 25 years . Back in 1968 going to a spa would have brought thoughts of long trips to California, to Europe, to Asia. My recollection was of somewhat foreign mud baths, steam rooms and overly vigorous body massages . I'm not sure back then as a 20 something that I would have wanted to visit a spa, nor did I have the exorbitant funds necessary to experience such a thing. But as I grew older and began to see those lines of maturity showing up on my face , I began to rethink my perspective. Perhaps I might just like to enjoy a spa. However, even in the early to mid eighties "day spas" were just beginning to become available even in the Denver area. They were still somewhat pricey, but it was definitely a nice way to improve your personal outlook on life . The spas of today grew from those that dated back to the late Middle Ages in continental Europe and English seaside resorts of the 18th century. Spa is the name of a town in Belgium that had been long noted for its beneficial mineral waters. Most people who visited the various spas of old went to bathe in the waters to heal a myriad of ailments. Come the 1990s and the baby boomers are all taking a stronger look at how their bodies age and are trying with more intensity to maintain a

younger and definitely more healthy and fit body. Luckily for everyone living in northern Colorado , our community is actively coming of age with several superb "day spa" experiences available. What we want from a spa is

When you pend tme at a pa you are torced to relax, your muscles are r9uvenated and your sbn opens to tresh aromas and gentle cleansng

much more than soothing waters. Clients are asking and getting more complete services from day spas than ever before. Though we can not include information on all spa services available in the

community, I had the opportunity to visit five difference facilities all which truly have a great deal to offer. Each one provides unique ways of pampering our bodies and minds to create a more positive pitch. All About You is a small spa/salon that recently opened in Loveland. Owners Shelly Barrett and Jan Brown provide a comfortable atmosphere for massage and hydro therapy as well as, manicures and pedicures, facials , make-up and hair care. Jan, who handles the skin care and massage services, also works with chiropractors and accident injuries . The salon/spa offers a variety of body, hair, and facial products at their facility . Most of their services cost from $35 to $50, with multiple sessions running as high as $150. Both women feel that a relaxed atmosphere is essential for their clients so their facility, which is located in the heart of downtown Loveland, has been designed with comfort in mind. They are willing to set up customized sessions and offer flexible hours to accommodate their clients needs. Body and Soul , formerly Razor's Edge, is the brainchild of owners Sheila Kaan and Janet Swanson and their dedicated team of specialists. Their salon/spa is an Aveda Concept Salon which means they use only the natural and healthy products available from Aveda, "pure plant products for personal and planetary sustainability." Two years ago the group began a renovation and remodel of the facilities to provide a more European spa environment. Here you will find an extensive variety of therapies, massages, body wraps, mud baths , salt glow therapies, hair improvements , facials, make-up analysis, and cosmetic/fragrance blending. Most services are around

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Zari Pirasteh, of Body and Soul, cleansing mask. $45 an hour, but they offer 10% discounts for multi-service packages. For example, you might select a relaxing and rejuvenating one hour aromatherapy which is a light massage using the highest quality essential oils. This is a very soothing and calming massage designed to reach the lymph nodes and promote drainage of impurities within your system . The oils exude wonderfully refreshing scents, hence the therapy name. At Body and Soul aromatherapy and facials are done by Zari Pirasteh , who has been working in this field for five years. Her background includes a degree in Biology and Microbiology. She has found a nice blend combining her science background with body and mind wellness. In her aromatherapy she also uses reflexology techniques which massage the feet to improve wellness in other parts of the body. If you have time for more, you might choose a half day or full day experience. The whole body can be pampered starting with a deep conditioning hair treatment which includes a head and neck massage. Body and Soul takes the time to give all their clients who are getting their hair done, from shampoos to conditioning, this relaxing head and neck massage. As your hair warms under a plastic cap , enjoy a "snack," of a fresh sandwich , Spring 1995

fresh vegetable salad, and perhaps some light tasty sweet. Then luxuriate with a cleansing, moisturizing facial. Don't fall asleep yet, though. You need to move onto a massage by Bowen Barrs who was selected as the Best Massage Therapist in the Coloradoan Best of Fort Collins poll. He truly reads the body with his hands. "I believe in the snow flake theory for humans - no body is alike," he states. He takes time to really visit with clients prior to their massage so that he can provide one of many types of massages specifically for each individual desires and body needs . . . now you can fall asleep. W ith your face and hair magnificently clean and moisturized , you a re ready to move to the chair of Janet Swanson who will expertly select make-ups, fragrances, applies a and hair designs for you. She offers two wonderful and free services: on Wednesday afternoons she provides 1/2 hour sessions on personalized fragrances and essential oils to help you select fragrances and products to fit your personality. On Friday afternoons she offers 1/2 hour sessions on personalized make-ups. She talks about various colors and design as she goes along and then provides a form showing what colors she recommends and how to use them . Creations is a new small salon and spa owned by Lisa Me Call . It is located on a quiet street in Sunstone . Her salon/spa is bright and cheerful. Because Lisa works alone, her facility is quiet and private for clients. She is available from Wednesday through Saturday for clients and will work early or late to accommodate their needs. Lisa, who previously owned a salon/spa is Greeley, also uses the Aveda line of products. Her main focus for clients is facials which she feels truly improve the quality of your skin. With each facial she includes either a hand/arm or foot massage treatment. Though she does some hair and nail treatments in her salon, she has gotten away from harsh chemicals in favor of the purer, natural products. Most of Lisa's services run from


$25 to $50 depending upon the specifics. Coleman at Drake Crossing is also one of Fort Collins newest facilities. Owner Karen Coleman opened her spa & salon in January. The look of the spa is a relaxed, western feel. Coleman hopes to cater to a variety of clients including professional men and women. She has designed her spa for a comfortable, relaxed look and feel with an air of pampering and privacy. Pedicures are done using a hydro ped icure spa with a lumbar massage unit to provide a "full spa for the foot. " Here at Coleman at Drake Crossing you can enjoy single services through half and full day packages. Coleman and her talented staff utilize all natural products including non-ammonia hair products and nonsmelling nail finishes. Coleman be came interested in these natural products when she lived and worked in California where spa services are



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more common. She is working toward a number of goals for her spa. First and foremost, serenity and comfort for her clients is essential. Each of her rooms have a secluded feeling with music speakers and adjustable lighting "I want them to leave the spa feeling so content that they can hardly wait to come back," she says . She is also looking forward to enlarging her facilities to include a jacuzzi and sauna along with a client workout area. Coleman at Drake Crossing offers selected hair services , all types of manicures , pedicures, and nails, foot reflexology, facials , massages, body wraps, salt glows , waxing and some product lines. Most services are priced from $18 to $45. Melinda Minton, owner of Vie, Full Service Day Spa and Health and Beauty Essentials, became interested in spa services years ago when she struggled with the quality of her own skin. Over the years she spent time studying skin care and analyzing the

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problems she was having. She traveled extensively throughout the world viewing and learning how many cultures care for skin, body and mind. She worked with chemists at CSU and beauty product manufacturing chemists until she began to see results with her own skin. As all of this came together, she realized that a day spa, its services, and custom blended products was just what was needed here in Fort Collins. She opened her facility in early 1994 and has been pleased to see that more and more people are realizing the value of spa services. At Vie you will find day spa services as they do not do hair. They offer several unique services such as algae baths, steam treatments, and a super-jetted pool to help break up fat pockets and bring blood to the skin surface to heal the skin . Minton and her staff of nearly 20 individuals take time to analyze a client's needs, and depending upon services necessary,

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they may blend and adapt skin products to fit the needs of each individual. They take the time to educate clients as to the "whys" of doing or using any specific procedure or products. Facials are quite deluxe at Vie . They begin with skin analysis done via a skin scanner to "map" the skin surface :

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We Genuinely Care for You and Your Car! pore sizes, sun damage , blotchiness, etc. Upon completion of analysis, gentle exfoliation , cleansing, and masks are initiated using blended products to fit the needs of the client. Gentle toning is done with a mild electric pulse then the skin is finished with a refreshing moisturizer. Pampering is critically important at Vie. Each client who receives a facial also is treated to a parafin dip for hands and some gentle reflexology on the feet while relaxing under a soothing facial steam . Other outstanding spa services are also available . Here you can relax tired muscles with a variety of massages, or you can rejuvenate in the

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hydro pool under specific mood lighting. Minton has made her spa to truly accommodate the needs of he r clients. You can partake of half day or full day services , designed exactly exactly as you w ish them . Want to enjoy a massage and hydro therapy with a friend? You can at Vie. Prices

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This new approach to health, often called an holistic or wellomeopathy. Chiropractic. Aromatherapy. Refle xology. Massage therapy . Energy balancing . Bodywork . ness approach, is becoming more common across the country, in general, and in Fort Collins, in particular. Acupuncture. A recent indicator of this trend, is the increasing popularity of We 've all heard of some of these healing arts, or alternative medicines , or complementary medicines. Yet , complementary medicine providers in the city . The sense among local massage therapists , aestheticians and chiropractors is that many of us are unfamiliar with the details of, or philosobusiness is up and that treatments once considered an extravaphies behind, these health-care techniques . gance, are beginning to be considered integral parts of any proFor example, perhaps, you have consulted with a chiropractor active health-care routine. about lower back pain, but did you know chiropractic adjustJorge Figueroa, psychologist and clinical director of the Rocky ments also can relieve headaches or carpal tunnel syndrome? Mountain Regional Pain Management Center, says medical Or, maybe, some of you have experienced the relaxation of a studies have revealed that approximately 50 percent of our massage after a long day at the ski slopes, but have you heard nation's population accesses nontraditional medical therapy. He regular massage treatments can boost your immune system , cites a recent survey of unconventional modalities, published in improve your circulation and expand your body's flexibility? The New England Journal of Medicine, and the Office of While the different types of non-traditional medicines can vary dramatically, they all share two basic tenets . One is that all peoAl ternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health as examples of non-mainstream medicine moving into the mainple must take responsibility for their own health and well-being stream . through a preventive self-care routine . The other is that the human body, mind and soul comprise not separate parts of a liv"I think there are a lot of things out there that will prove to have a benefit," Figueroa says. We , as a society, do not have ing organism but an integrated whole that must be treated in its advanced enough technology to scientifically measure all factors entirety. "To me, there's no difference between the body in the body, he explains , which means there very well may be emotional, spiritual and enerand the mind," says Charna Rosenholtz , co-direcgetic processes going on that we have yet to tor of the Centre for Holistic Health in Fort Collins. th~ understand . "Everything in the mind is manifested in the body. Figueroa founded his pain management cenPeriod. " ter a decade ago to facilitate a multidisciplinary A massage therapist , Rosenholtz has been approach to health care . With a physician, chiropracticing massage for more than 10 years . practor , physical therapist , massage therapist, One year ago, she and her husband, Paul Witt, acupuncturist and biofeedback therapist all on staff, another certified massage therapist, founded compriy~ the Centre for Holistic Health to help people patients at the center have access to a variety of health-care modalities, as well as an integrated develop a new approach to health: a bio-psyy~parat~ approach to their treatment. cho-social-spiritual model , as she calls it. Such a model incorporates all aspects of people's "It is the rare patient that would see all of us ," Figueroa explains, "but a patient that may never lives into their health-care routines, enabling see the center's biofeedback therapist still might them to explore and understand the interrelationships between their nutrition , exercise regibenefit from the entire staff's understanding of the importance of stress management." men , emotional well-being and spiritual beliefs. Complementary medicine providers do not These interrelationships can manifest themint~9rat~d dismiss, in any way, the benefits and accomselves in a variety of ways , practitioners of the healing arts say. The most obvious might be the plishments of traditional , Western medicine. ruhol~ They acknowledge Western medicine is the stress-induced ulcer or the lethargy associated with a high-fat diet. The least obvious might include the b~ tr~at~d best treatment available for acute, crisis situacommon correlation between poor posture and low tions , such as broken bones, burst appendixes self -esteem . ~ntir~ty. or heart attacks . Yet, many view their own "How you hold your body has a lot to do with how modalities as preferred treatments for disease you present yourself to the world ," says Rosenholtz . prevention and chronic conditions.

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John Motl , a psychiatrist at Colorado State University's show," Pivonka says: Getting patients to Student Health Services, has one foot in the traditional medicine door and one in the complementary medicine door. Educated as care for their health is a Western physician at an American medical school , Motl has central to the work of personal interests and professional training in non-Western mediKleker , Krauss and Pivonka. Help ing cines as well. He is a true believer in acupuncture and homeopathy and tries to lead his own life in a balanced way. For him , that patients reach optibalance comes through a healthy diet, regular exercise, daily vitmal health is their goal. amins, monthly massages, and evening meditation. "Patients are Complementary medicines help the mind-body system to stay most responsible strong, he says. "They support the system kind of from the inside out," he explains. "The idea is if the system is balanced , the probfor their bodies," lem will go away." says Kleker. "We Chiropractic try to instill a sense of empowKeeping her clients ' systems in balance is of central imporerment. We tell them , 'Here are the things that you need to do tance to Fort Collins chiropractor, Lori Krauss . "If our bodies are balanced on the inside," she says. "We are to take control of this ."' better adept to deal with stress." Acupuncture Chiropractic is a health-care approach based on the belief that In addition to chiropractic , Kleker also offers acupunctu re a healthy body stems from a normally functioning nervous systhrough his practice. Acupuncture, explains Kleker, is a health tem . Doctors of chiropractic, or chiropractors , help heal the nerscience based on the Chinese belief in the existence of energy meridians, or channels , that flow throughout the body. The flow vous system by performing manipulations, or adjustments, to the spine, which protects the spinal cord , the central organ of the of energy through these meridians is what keeps the body in nervous system . Stresses on the spine as a result of poor posbalance, according to acupuncturists, and a blockage of that energy will disrupt the entire body's system , ture , misaligned vertebrae or ruptured discs can lead to "pinched" nerves, backaches, stiff necks often resulting in pain or other symptoms . 11 Jou~y Acupuncturists remove these blockages by stimand a variety of ailments. "Chiropractors restore normal function to the C ulating particular points on the skin that serve as spine and other areas of the body," explains U._ ._ 0 ffiUCh doorways into the energy channels. This stimulaMichael Kleker , founder of the Arapahoe I I tion might be done through needles, an electrical Chiropractic Center in Fort Collins . They do th~t probe, or the application of heat or pressure. u "1 About 75 pe rcent of Klecker 's acupuncture this by repositioning something in the spine that. is out of pos_ition , he_ says, or by restoring U._ p~J¡f) clients are treated with the electric~! probe, and he mot1on to something that IS not mov1ng freely . 1 u UJ " recommends people mterested 1n acupuncture , â&#x20AC;˘ but frightened by the popular idea that the The spinal cord is like a long telephone cable, explains Krauss, founder of the Chiropractic 9~t Chinese practice only involves needles stuck in Wellness Center in Fort Collins. Just as a telethe skin, consult with an acupuncturist to get a . 11 0 1JY ~f) 0 I . realistic idea of what is involved . phone cable needs to be straight and unconstricted to effectively convey messages, so must the Massage Therapy spinal cord be free from hazards for its messages to _ Di'AOI( Thom'A"" Just as chiropractic and acupuncture stem get through clearly. u u.t from the belief that the body must be in bai"Spinal work allows the life force to flow through ance to be healthy, so does massage therapy. the body again ," Krauss says. Massage therapists believe stiff necks and Kleker, Krauss and Patricia Pivonka, another chiropractor at sore backs are symptoms of an internal imbalance, which sometimes can be righted through the healing effects of massage. the Chiropractic Wellness Center, all believe chiropractic treatments can be helpful for more than just neck and back pains . That imbalance may be the result of an injury or an accident or, it may be caused by the loss of a job or the death of a friend . Since the spinal cord sends signals to all reaches of the human "What I feel is the body kind of presents itself to us," explains body, spinal work can sometimes solve problems throughout the body. Diane Thomas , who has been practicing massage therapy in Krauss and Pivonka say carpal tunnel syndrome, for example, Fort Collins for more than 10 years. "Our body loves us so can sometimes be treated through adjustments to the neck and much that it gives us pain when trying to get us to listen to it." One of the biggest benefits of massage, Thomas believes, is shoulder area. They also prescribe regular adjustments as prevention against common colds , intestinal problems and debilitatthat it familiarizes people with their bodies so they can detect imbalances early. She believes internal problems in the body, ing menstrual cramps. "The whole foundation we're looking at with our patients," says or mind , first appear in energy fields , such as the ones Krauss , "is that if your body is working at optimal health , it will do acupuncturists treat. However, most people cannot detect when their energy fields are blocked or constricted , so these what it needs to do to ward off disease and pain. " internal problems manifest themselves in the physical realm , in Chiropractors aim to treat the cause of a problem , and not the symptoms, says Pivonka. Adjustments may relieve lower back such forms as high blood pressure, fatigue or painful joints, where they can be detected. pain , but if the pain is caused by poor posture, the relief will not be long lasting . Chiropractors are careful to take full patient histo"One of the keys with bodywork is it gets you in touch with ries and assessments your body in a way that you may not be used to . It creates a listhat integrate all tening, " Thomas says. of their Other benefits of massage include its ability to loosen conaspects patients' lives nective tissues, which hold bones, muscles, organs, ligaments physical , emotional , and all other parts of the body together; improve blood circulation ; drain the lymphatic system , which cleanses the body of vocational and spi ritual. impurities ; relax muscles; increase flexibility of movement; and "You could get reduce, or remove , stress and tension . adjusted , exercise Stress and tension are often the symptoms that bring people and eat well , but if to massage therapists in the first place. They want to lie on the you 're not happy in table, get their muscles rubbed , and relax. Yet, more and more your marriage , your clients are realizing massage not only feels good at the time it symptoms will still is occurring, but also has long-lasting effects on the body, such

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as improved posture, a feeling of invigoration , a reduction of stress, and an overall sense of health and well-being. "People are understanding now more about massage," Thomas says. "That it's not necessarily a luxury. It can be preventative health care ." Most massage therapists are trained in a variety of massage modalities , from Swedish massage to trigger point therapy, to Shiatsu , to deep tissue work. They often combine modalities within a single session to best meet their clients' needs. "I really like to specialize in listening to what my clients would like to receive and tailoring each massage to what they need, " says Linda Koch , a Fort Collins massage therapist. A graduate of the Healing Arts Institute, Koch particularly enjoys performing bodywork on children and infants. Children in today's world carry around a lot of stress, she says , and massage can help them not only to relieve that stress but to value their own health. "It's teaching our children to respect themselves and their bodies and to selfcare at an early age," Koch explains. In addition to self-care and self-maintenance, massage therapy can be particularly useful in the treatment of injuries . Carolyn Franklin-Bailey is a nurse at Poudre Valley Hospital as well as the owner of her own massage practice , Neuromuscular Therapy , in Fort Collins. Trained in the Paul St. John method of Neuro-Muscular Therapy , which treats the musculoskeletal system through particular massage techniques , such as trigger point therapy, Franklin-Bailey sees many clients recovering from acute or long-term injuries. Neuro-Muscular Therapy can aid the early stages of physical rehabilitation , such as the elimination of spasms and the restoration of fle xibility , FranklinBailey says, and she encourages people who suffer injuries to seek neuromuscular work promptly. "I think it's really important to get in some Neuro-Muscular Therapy as soon as possible after an injury, even a few hours, so that area can be worked and prevented from becoming chronic," she explains. Injuries that could benefit from Franklin-Bailey's work include anything from sprained ankles to whiplash. Massage therapy can also help with the recovery of an illness , says Dianne Batchelder, massage therapist at the Headlines of the Rockies salon . The improved circulation of the blood and the lymph can speed the elimination of to xins from the body, and the relaxation of the muscles can remove stress, which often suppresses the body's own tool for fighting disease, the immune system . Another target group of people who can greatly benefit from massage are pregnant women. Massage can help women adjust to the muscular and skeletal changes in their bod ies during pregnancy, and it can also reduce swelling by keeping the lymphatic and circulatory

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"But, sometimes people will find emotion is stored in their tension." That body-mind connection is central to the work of Sara Stenson, who has been practicing Shiatsu massage therapy for 16 years. Stenson's bodywork is different from that of other massage therapists in that she only offers Shiatsu, which works to release blockages in the same energy meridians as does acupuncture. She brings her clients' bodies back to balance by sensing their energy flows and touching their bodies at various points along the meridians. "There's a life force, Chi, that runs through us all. That's our life force. That's what keep us moving and our hearts beating, and it's very real," Stenson says. "There's no difference between mind and body. The body is the storage receptacle for emotions, traumas, life experiences." The interrelationships between emotions and physical symptoms are so strong that the Healing Arts Institute offers its massage therapy students a certified training program in Body-Mind Therapy. This program combines the tools of massage and body work with different types of communication skills, according to Gary Salinger, director of the school. The therapists are trained to help their clients become more aware of

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how stresses and pressures may negatively affect them and to guide them in discovering healthier avenues of expression. Simple steps toward those healthier avenues, says Salinger, include conscious breathing, the drinking of plenty of water, and regular stretching and movement, even during a long day at the office or on a road trip. "Break the pattern," says Salinger. "Not taking a pause can keep stress going." Biofeedback Therapy Another means of reducing stress, and its harmful effects on the body, is biofeedback therapy or training. Biofeedback is a helpful tool for learning self-regulation. This self-regulation may be of mental or physical processes, and its goal often is to lead to improved health and well-being. Biofeedback therapy can train people to control their physiological functions, explains David Drage, a certified biofeedback therapist and owner of Biofeedback Services in Fort Collins. For example, Drage's clients can learn to manage their stress by hooking themselves up to electrodes that measure various physiological responses to stress, such as body temperature and hand moisture. These electrodes are then connected to a computer that displays the measurements of the physiological responses in a meaningful, interpretable way, through a graph or chart. This visual feedback gives clients an opportunity to actually monitor their measured physiological functions as they try to regulate them. Drage uses various techniques, such as visualization or breathing exercises to teach his clients to control their bodies' automatic responses to stress. His goal is for his clients to carry the techniques used in his office into their everyday lives to manage their daily responses to stress. With the help of biofeedback, Drage explains, people can think of stressful things without the resulting physiological responses. "I can think about a loss in my life and it doesn't bother me (in a physical sense)," Drage says. What biofeedback therapy does is train the mind to regulate the body. Thus, the integrated mind-body model of health-care maintenance is central to Drage's work. "We believe mind affects body," Drage says of himself and other biofeedback therapists. "We work with that effect. With that hyphen joining body and mind." European Facials Not only does the mind affect the body, but the body can affect the mind. How we look and feel physically can dramatically influence our outlook mentally and emotionally. Dr. Marilyn Braun, a Fort Collins aesthetician and owner of European Skin Care, dedicates her work to helping people feel better about themselves. By offering European facials, treatments for acne and wrinkles, non-invasive face lifts, skin peels and permanent make-up appli-

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cations, she offers her clients health-care therapies that not only feel good but look good. Braun and other skin care experts recommend monthly facials and a daily washing regimen that includes a low-p.h. cleansing gel, a toner and a moisturizer. They strongly suggest water-based moisturizers, rather those that contain mineral oil, which clog the pores in Colorado's dry climate. "You cannot stress enough moisture on your skin living in Colorado to slow down the aging process," says Carol Yancey of The Total Image. In addition, skin care treatments and facials are very relaxing, which helps clients reduce their stress. The natural oils and lotions used in facials, as well as the massage involved, leave one feeling invigorated and at ease. "Probably ninety percent of my clients not only come to me for the facial but for the relaxation from the stressful world in which we live," Yancey recounts. Aromatherapy and Reflexology

Two other relaxation therapies that many aestheticians, and massage therapists, offer are aromatherapy and reflexology. Aromatherapy is a light body massage that uses essential oils to stimulate the olfactory sense and elicit particular moods. It involves long, flowing strokes, which drain the body's lymphatic system. Aromatherapy combines the "psychological influence of essential oils with the physical benefits of massage," explains Josefina Beezley, aesthetician at D. F. Goodhair salon. "Oil made from lavender is particularly helpful for headaches," she says, "while peppermint oil is commonly used on the feet, because of its invigorating effect." Reflexology is a therapeutic, relaxation art based on the belief that particular points in the feet are connected to various body organs through nerve connections and energy fields. Practitioners of reflexology massage their clients' feet at these points to relieve pain, tension and other symptoms throughout the body. The relaxation and emotional benefits of aromatherapy and reflexology are enormous, says Marilyn Backlund, let alone the physical benefits to the organs and immune systems. An aesthetician and massage therapist at State of the Art salon in Fort Collins, Backlund believes regular bodywork treatments can really help ward off disease and chronic pain. "I do believe that there's a place in selfmaintenance programs for this type of service," she says.

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LOVELAND Baker Gallery, 667-2827, 1041 North Lincoln. February-May , Displ ay of pottery and jewelry by Colorado artists. In the Outdoor Sculpture Yard- New works by various artists. DeMott Gallery. 593-0244, 1325 North Cleveland February-May, Paintings, sculptures and limited edition prints by national and region al artists. Featuring

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Common Art Objects Artist Wendy Lopez takes great pleasure in painting ordinary, everyday items. "A judge at an art show once told me that I deal with mundane subject matter and make it sing ," states Lopez. "I see great value in everyday th ings . That's my life - I love it and am proud to paint it."

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Lopez is a native of Fort Coll ins and paints from her home in southeast Fort Collins . She uses oil and crayon or acrylics and crayon in her work . She describes her style as loose, exuberant brush work. "I push the edge on color in my work," Wendy explains. "Color is what most people see. I use a lot of drawing in my art. I will often set a stage for me to work with. I paint primarily still lifes and I choose common objects because of my emotional ties to the people they represent or their ability to access my memories." Wendy graduated from Poudre High School and married at 18. She began attending Colorado State University when she was in her 30's. Her initial course of study was interior design but soon changed to fine arts . She graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of fine arts degree . Wendy was offered and accepted a position as a graduate teaching assistant in the painting department at Colorado State. After receiving her master of fine arts degree , she taught at Colorado State University for a short time. Her awards include a Binney and Smith National Award for art excellence, first place in the 1993 Colorado/Wyoming Biennial at One West Art Center and winner of the 1993 Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Award . She has completed exhibitions at One West Art Center , University of Colorado and will be displaying her paintings at the Lincoln Center in 1995. She has teamed up with Diane Finn , owner of Bayberry Company in Old Town , for he r newe st artistic venture . Lopez has painted some items of upholstered furniture for Finn. The furniture and some paintings by Wendy Lopez are currently on display at Bayberry Company. The artist has seen a dramatic change in her art and feels this is related to the emotional changes in her life. She states that color and light have taken on a new importance in her work. "I am grateful to be alive," she explains, "and my paintings are about that gratefulness. My current paintings are loaded and sensuous. Art is not my life. Because I have a life, I can do art. "

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crafting and began touring rodeo clown , woman fisherwith the Lang Country Folk man or Father Christmas. Art Show on a regional basis. Sculpted dolls by Ruth Cunningham have won ribA class on sculpted dolls prompted her to try a different bons and awards from local approach with dolls. "I have and regional shows. She always wanted to do more plans to attend the Rocky with dolls. I wanted more Mountain Fantasy Doll Show dimension than the flat, cloth in Denver in July . For addiface allowed and to add some tional information or to regispersonality," Ruth says. "I feel ter for doll making classes, the sculpted dolls are more of call Ruth at 303-284-6537. an art form and not just a craft." Each doll requires Donna Lock is a free-lance "Fishing Fredia" by approximately one week to . writer living in Fort Collins and sculpt and design and Ruth Ruth Cunnmgham. a frequent contributor to takes pride in her workmanship. Many of Style . She enjoys reading and writing about history and art. the dolls portray a character such as

"Friday Night" by Wendy Lopez. Wendy Lopez teaches adult multimedia painting classes at One West Art Center. For studio appointments or additional information, call 226-0702.

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Character Dolls Designing one-of-a-kind dolls and creating dolls with character and personality are the trademarks of artist Ruth Cunningham. Cunningham lives in LaSalle where she sculpts doll parts from her home. The doll artist uses oven baked clay to design and sculpt doll parts including legs , arms , hands , head and shoes. Different colors of clay are blended together to get the appropriate skin tone. Ruth does not use any molds but works with the clay to ach ieve the desired look. She does not work from sketches but prefers to visualize the doll in her mind before starting her design. Her dolls have a cloth body with wire armature. Cunningham paints her dolls with pastel chalk or makeup and stresses that the painting is only for accent purposes. The wigs for the dolls are handmade and Ruth often purchases raw mohair from llama shows for the hair. Her dolls feature handmade clothing and are titled . She signs her initials and the year in the neck of every doll she creates. Dolls by Ruth Cunningham are available at Colorado Doll Faire in Fort Collins. Ruth was born and raised in a farming fam ily in Ault, Colorado. Her grandmother, an oil painter, was a great influence in her life. "I 've been interested in art from a young age ," she recalls. "I remember watching my grandmother paint and posing as a model for my grandmother and her friends ." Her interest in art led Cunningham to experiment with various types of crafts such as macrame, needlepoint , cross stitch and cloth dolls as an adult. In 1985, she became more serious about her

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n the 1970's golf was definitely out. Gone are the days when a housing development along a golf Dwight Eisenhower and television had brought the game course, such as Ptarmigan ten years ago, had to struggle to back from the doldrums it had languished in since the Great attract investors much less homes. Dave Smith, the marketing Depression. For the first time, people could watch their presidirector for the development and semi-private course , says Ptarmigan will probably become completely private in the spring dent relaxing on the links and get a sense of the atmosphere of the game . Arnold Palmer, with his working-class roots, of 1996. "Golf is in its third rebirth ," says Brown. "The Twenties were the flung the game open to the average guy in the Sixties and made Bobby Jones years. Then in the 60's Arnold Palmer was credited them think anybody could play it. But golf is a game and games rise and fall with fashion . Not with the resurgence because he was looked upon as a blue-collar even Arnie's Army, the loyal gallery that followed Palmer around guy. Now the resurgence is basically because golf is relaxing. You can play all your life." the links and cheered for him , could hold the nation's interest through the Seventies, when the latest fashions were self"In your forties you usually give up softball because you have more injuries than fun ," said Rod Chapman, director of the absorption and swirling to disco. Golf was stale. Loveland Golf Program. "Golf is more challenging." Until the mid-1980's. Several things coalesced in the last decade. The Baby Ask area pros what the attraction of the game is and Boomers were entering their forties and slowing they'll answer that golf combines the outdoors with down. Dinah Shore had her first national tournalight exercise and a tough , even infuriating game ments which introduced golfers like Jan "Approximately that can take years to master. 20,000 people in "Personally, I like the individual challenge Stephenson and Nancy Lopez to the world. The Japanese had discovered the game and the because it's you and you alone against the the Northern Colorado course ," said Mike Musgrave, club pro at Link 'n advantages to doing business after a round of golf. In 1986, Jack Nicklaus, way past his prime, region play at least Greens in Fort Collins. came from behind to win the prestigious Even professional athletes are taking up golf Masters tournament. One round Of golf in increasing numbers. Vance Johnson, former There's a boom in golf in the Fort Collins area. a year." wide receiver for the Denver Broncos and now Three courses , Mountain Vista in Fort Collins , _Jerry Brown, Fort Collins an artist living in Fort Collins, is a regular at Mariana Butte in Loveland and Boomerang in GoH Director Southridge. Johnson said he took up the game in Greeley have opened in the last two years. In 1994, 1987 after former Bronco coach Dan Reeves invited the number of rounds of golf at Col lindale and him to the Cherry Hills course . Southridge , Fort Collins' 18-hole public courses totalled "If you 're in pro sports, during the off-season you don't 114,000. According to Jerry Brown , Fort Collins' Golf Director, find a lot to do with your time," said Johnson . "You work out approximately 20,000 people in the Northern Colorado region for two hours, which is very intense physically , and then play at least one round of golf a year. nothing. Golf is a real change. It's a real mental game, a lot different from most professional sports. There's a lot of eye"Six years ago we were playing almost the same amount of rounds as we were in 1994, but we've opened all these new hand coordination, which athletes are good at, and it's timeconsuming. It's also a chance to be outdoors and the game is course and they're doing well too," said Brown. challenging." Mitch Burroughs, owner of Las Vegas Discount, says sales at his store of home driving ranges, where a golfer hits a ball off a Since city courses don 't keep good demographics, its hard mat into a net in order to improve his swing , have increased to pin down the picture of the average golfer but some genersignificantly in the last year . Custom club building has alities hold true . Seniors play the most. Brown says he estimates about 200 elderly golfers play more than 100 rounds a increased 150 percent in the last 18 months.


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The beautiful scenery at Ptarmigan is abundant and the course is challenging.

year on city courses. Chapman says most of the annual passes said Burroughs. "The biggest trend is the switch from steel to Loveland sells for Loveland Municipal go to the retired senior graphite shafts." "Graphite," said Burroughs, "is lighter, enables citizen. the golfer to hit the ball further, reduces the shock to the hands However, the bread-and-butter golfers seem to fall into the 24 and is easier on the joints. With the ladies, 95 percent of the to 44 age group. They play an average of 50 to 60 rounds a year clubs are graphite and with the men, 50 percent." Youngsters are the second largest growth segment of the and play a lot of weekend golf when the rates are higher. Most of those people are men, but Brown, Chapman and others credit game according to area pros. All the area courses, public and one big reason for the surge of interest in golf is women. private, report more kids are signing up for junior golf programs. "A lot more women are playing golf," said Derek Cordova, the Chapman said he will have to split Loveland's youth programs course pro at Southridge who estimates in the last five years into grade school, middle school and high school for the first time this year. there has been a 20 percent increase in the number of women taking up golf. That's where we are seeing the growth . Once "Our juniors have doubled in the last four years ," said Wayne they try it, they enjoy it. Many play because their husbands play, Leighton, club pro at Highland Hills in Greeley. "We've got about but I think ladies are taking it up because their job makes it a 200 in junior golf and I know we could get more if we benefit to play." approached the schools ." According to Smith, women in business are using golf the way "We have 80 to 100 kids in junior members ," said John men have for years . A taste of the outdoors and some relaxation Hanrahan , club pro at Fort Collins Country Club . "Its really in beautiful scenery can go a long way in closing a deal. "There grown. Three years ago we only had ten ." are so many women in corporate positions now and they realize No one is really sure why kids seem to be taking up the game an awful lot of business gets written on the golf course ," said as well as women. One idea is that as professional athletes have Smith. taken up the game, young people have followed suit. That's music to the ears of some"When kids see someone like one like Musgrave or Harold Michael Jordan or John Elway beatGarrison, the pro at the new ing the golf ball around the course , Mountain Vista course near it makes them think there's someAnheuser-Busch . thing to it," said Joe Nance, club pro "I do think we get more women at Collindale. because we treat them nicer ," Leighton and Musgrave, suggest Musgrave said. "We've had specific another possibility: that golf may be examples of women who come to becoming a family outing. us because they haven't been treat"It's more family than anything ed well on other courses ." else," Leighton said. "We have a Jot "We have quite a few gals that of wives playing with their husbands play out here because it's a flat and kids too ." course and the tees are situated to "We' re a learning-type course ," where it's not super long for them ," said Musgrave. "So we get everysaid Garrison. one from juniors to seniors. I think Equipment manufacturers are it's an entire family sport." churning out products designed to If you're looking for exercise on cater to this market. "Without a the golf course , don 't expect a Recently city courses are attracting many doubt the women's market is huge," round of golf to keep you in shape. more women players.

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"With the ladies, 95 percent of the dubs are graphite and with the men, 50 percent." - Mitch Burroughs, Las Vegas Discount

According to Brown, the biggest physical benefit is being outdoors and getting some fresh air. "As real exercise it doesn 't rate real high," Brown said . "You are walking but you're doing a lot of stopping too. Walking and stopping is not aerobic exercise. " That doesn't stop people from trying to make it so by taking the wheels out of the game. Burroughs says one of his biggest sellers have been carry bags. "Carry bags have really gained in popularity," Burroughs said. "We sell a ton of those. I think people are more health-oriented and want to walk instead of driving a cart. " How long will the interest last? Nance thinks more kids in the junior programs mean more adults on the courses in the future . Smith and Brown believe that once Ptarmigan closes to the public, another 18-hole public golf course will be necessary. "We are looking at another public access golf course in Fort Collins by 2001 with Ptarmigan closing and growth continuing ," said Brown . "It might be built by the private sector." Chapman , on the other hand, sees the golf boom fizzling out over the next three years. As evidence, he points to the fact that the number of rounds played on Loveland Municipal has dropped slightly since Mariana Butte was built. Morning tee times are easier to get and afternoons are sometimes open . "It's still growing a little but I think in 1997 it will end," said Chapman. "I talked to a guy interested in building a course near Berthoud , there 's still talk about completing the course laid out for the east side of Boyd Lake . There 's a 27 hole course definitely going in near the Boulder Turnpike . Longmont just okayed financing for another 18-hole course . Commerce City and Brighton are in the process of building an 18-hole course . Two have been talked about near the Firestone exit on 1-25. Golf has been hot here but I think you'll reach a pinnacle. If you look back in history, there are cycles in such things." Steven Paul Olson is a free-lance writer living in Loveland and a regular contributor to Style.

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The Fort Collins area features several fine courses that can offer a challenge to any golfer. Some, such as Mariana Butte in Loveland are nationally known. The following capsule comments include categories called "slope" and "rating," which are used to determine a player's handicap. The figures in those categories are from the middle tees or back if there are only two sets of tees. Here is a list of public and private courses and some information on each:

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BOOMERANG: 7309 W. 4th Street, Greeley - Public; Boomerang is a fairly new course, first built in 1991. This par 72, link-style course has a total yardage of 6,264 from the men's tees. You won't find a lot of trees on Boomerang but the water makes up for it. Five of the holes on the front nine are bordered on the right side by lakes, making it miserable for the golfer with a slice. The U.S. Open held one of its qualifying rounds here in 1991 . Green fees range from $11 to $20 depending on number of holes played and the day of the week. Call 351-8934 for more information. The club pro is Kenny Anderson. Rating: 68.1; Slope 114. CATTAIL CREEK: 2116 W. 29th Street, Loveland - Public; Cattail Creek is a ninehole executive course across the street from Loveland Municipal ("executive, " means that if you have little time to play, this course is short). Par for the entire course is 27. Cattail Creek was built to take some of the pressure off heavilyused Loveland Municipal and is used heavily by beginners. The course features water and bunkers over rolling terrain with few trees . Greens fees are $7, $5 for juniors or seniors. Services include a pro shop, carts, driving range and putting green. The pro is Mike Sloan. Call 6635310 for more information.

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CITY PARK NINE: 411 South Bryan Avenue- Public; City Park Nine is a ninehole, 3, 182-yard, par 36 .course. The oldest of the municipal golf courses, City Park Nine opened in 1940 and was taken over by the city in 1970. The clubhouse was renovated in 1988. Several years ago, it was named by the National Golf Foundation as one of the finest nine-hole courses in the Rocky Mountain region . Services include a pro shop, driving range (irons only), cart rental, practice putting green, clubhouse snack bar, kitchen and lounge. Green fees run between $9 and $10 depending on month and day of the week. Annual passes are available for Fort Collins residents only. For more information, contact pro Jim Greer at 2216650. Course Rating: 68 Slope: 114. COLLINDALE: 1441 East Horsetooth Road - Public; Co/lindale is an 18-hole course in southeast Fort Collins that is 7,011 yards long and a par 71 . It's the

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busiest of the municipal courses in Fort Collins, with an average of 59,600 rounds of golf played each year since 1986. Co/lindale opened in 1971 and is regarded as one of the best maintained public courses in the Rocky Mountain region. Facilities include a driving range, chipping green, putting green and a complete service pro shop. Joe Nance is the course's pro. Prices vary between $9 and $15 depending on number of holes, the month and the day of the week. Call 221-6651 for more information. Course Rating : 71 .2 Slope: 120. FORT COLLINS COUNTRY CLUB: 1920 Country Club Road - Private; memberships only; Fort Collins Country Club is a par 71, 18-hole course located on the northeast side of town. Six of the holes on the 6, 708-yard course run along Long Pond and most of the greens are cuddled by traps . Built on the site of the old Whittaker Farm , the course was first seeded in 1959. Services include a pro shop, practice greens, practice putting, driving range, locker rooms, club repair, and lessons. Hours are "sunup to sundown," according to club pro John Hanrahan. Information on memberships can be obtained from Julie Beebe at 4821336. Course Rating: 69. 1; Slope: 119. HIGHLAND HILLS: 2200 Clubhouse Drive, Greeley - Public. Club pro Wayne Leighton says Highland Hills was built in 1970. It doesn 't have a lot of water, but it become known for the trees that stud the course and frequently frustrate golfers. The 6700-yard, par 71 course had 54,000 rounds played on it last year. "Plays tougher than it looks, " is a common comment at Highland Hills. Green fees vary between $11 and $20 depending on number of holes and day of the week. Call 330-7327 for information. Rating: 71.4 Slope: 128

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LINK-N-GREENS: 777 East Lincoln Public. Link-N-Greens recently expanded into an 18-hole course tucked between Lincoln Avenue and the Cache Ia Poudre River. Head pro Mike Musgrave calls it an "expanded executive " course with one hole 604 yeards long. Link-N-Greens is an excellent beginners course with seven water hazards that players must periodically shoot over. Built in 1987, the course offers rental carts, clubs, club repair, lessons, a driving range and a pro shop. Green fees run between $9 and $15 depending on the number of holes played and the day of the week. Course Rating: 93; Slope: 93. LOVELAND MUNICIPAL: 2115 W. 29th Street, Loveland - Public ; Loveland Municipal had more than 67,000 rounds played on it last year, which makes it one of the busiest public golf courses in northern Colorado. Twelve of the holes have water hazards. Green fees are $10 for





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The Poudre falley JACK SLADE: PORTRAIT OF A POUDREVALLEYDESPERADO The history of the American West is filled with stories about men who made their marks on the land with guts, gunfire and gore. These stories are imbedded into our culture and our souls and people never seem to tire of hearing. His name is not as famous as Billy the Kid or Wyatt Earp, but it should be. He was as reckless and as notorious as any of them. His name was Jack Slade, and in less than two years he managed to become a part of our history, forever. Jack Slade was born in Illinois , sometime before 1830. When he was 13 years old, he had already developed a reputation for an uncontrollable temper and he killed a man who was bothering him and his school friends by hitting him in the head with a rock. Slade's father was able to get the boy out of town and into Texas where he was a volunteer in the Mexican War in 1848. While he was in Te xas , Slade met and married the woman who would remain with him for the rest of his life . She was the voluptuous and lively Virginia Dale, a woman of handsome features and tall frame weighing 160 pounds . She had a rather trouble some character and was forever interfering in her husband's business and often causing problems. In 1858 , this sweet couple left Te xas and headed for the Front Range of Colorado. Slade became an employee of Ben Holladay ' s Overland Stage Company and had an important job as a division chief. This meant that his job was to make sure that nothing .... NOTHING , interfered with the movement of passengers , mail or fre ight on the Overland Stage. The stage line was the delicate umbilical to the civilized world which it maintained in a network across the vast expanses of the wild frontier. Its reliability was its great value and Slade gave them that in spite of all obstacles. Slade gave them that. He was pretty good at his job. His singleminded efforts were very much appreciated by the stage line and he







was performing a valuable service for was valued as a man who could get them. So Slade got away with the killing the job done and bring the stages through on time and intact. This , in and his reputation began to grow. With the discovery of gold in the spite , of hostile Indians, bandits and Colorado mountains in 1858, thouother ruffians who wandered the West sands of people began to move into in search of easy prey. The main problem , besides his terrible temper, was the Front Range. The most popular route was from a fork in the Oregon that Slade drank ; and when he was trail in Nebraska and down along the drunk, he was capable of anything ... South Platte River to Denver City and even murder. Soon after arriving on the job for the the gold fields to the west. Right on the border of Colorado and Overland Stage , Slade killed a man named Andrew Farrar . The two of them had been drinking heavThe main problem, besides his ily in a saloon out of Green terrible temper, was that Slade drank; River, Wyoming and were havand when he was drunk, he was ing an animated conversation in capable of anything ... even murder. which something was said about shooting . Slade said that, "No Nebraska was a trading post that was man must ever dare him to shoot. " run by a man named Ju les Reni , a Whereupon Farrar said, "I dare you to French Canadian , who had been tradshoot me ." So Slade pulled out his ing with the Indians , but now found it revolver and shot the man right in the more profitable to trade with the immichest. He was instantly sorry for what grants heading west. Reni named his he had done and sent a man on a fast trading post and way stop for the horse to Fort Bridger for a doctor . wagon trains Jules ... burg . Not long Slade took care of Farrar until the docafter, the Overland Stage established a tor arrived, but it did no good , as Farrar home station at Julesburg to take died anyway. advantage of this profitable trade with What do you suppose the stage line pioneers. Slade was put in charge of did about this? Nothing . They viewed this new section of the line and proSlade 's private life as his own and ceeded to improve the quality of all the didn 't care what he did as long as he services by upgrading the livestock, ~ personnel and stage stations. ~ This put him into immediate conflict il with Reni, who had turned his trading ~post into a hot bed for wild times , ~loose women and unfair treatment of 8 travelers. On one occasion, Slade ~ came to Reni's ranch and found horse es there that be longed to the ~ Overland Stage, which he confiscat~ ed. Jules Reni swore vengeance and ~ disliked Slade intensely. ~ In the Spring of 1860, Slade rode into the stage station where Jules was living . Jules saw that Slade was unarmed , so when Slade started to enter the combination general store and bar, Jules came running out and started shooting . He hit Slade with all six shots from his pistol. Dissatisfied with that , he ran home and got a shotgun and emptied both barrels of buckshot into the helpless Slade . Satisfied that he had finished the job, Reni told a couple of bystanders , "When he is dead , you can put him in one of those dry goods boxes and bury him." Slade looked up from the

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ground and said, "I'll live long enough to wear your ears on my watch chain." With that Jules laughed. Just at that moment, the Overland Stage rolled into the station with the Superintendent of the line aboard. Upon seeing what Jules had done, he ordered his men to hang him, which they did. But they didn't kill him, even though his face turned black. The superintendent agreed to spare Reni's life if he would promise to leave the territory and never come back. Reni agreed to this, and they let him go. Slade was mortally wounded. He was not expected to live. The surgeon from Fort Laramie rode 167 miles to tend to the wounded Jack Slade and the surgeon removed a handful of lead from his body. But Slade did not die. After a long period of convalescence, he returned to his job with the Overland Stage and the company promoted him to chief of the Rocky Mountain division. On the way back into the frontier from St. Louis, where Slade has gone to seek the help of a good doctor, he sent word ahead that he would shoot Reni on sight, but that he wouldn't go out of his way to look for him. Jules got the message and sent word out that he was going to come looking for Slade and finish the job. A deadly confrontation was a sure bet. Jules Reni knew it. Jack Slade knew it. The whole territory knew it. Slade went to Fort Laramie to get advise since the army garrison there was the only real law in the entire region. The officers agreed that something would have to be done since Jules had threatened to kill Slade. The commander of the post at Fort Laramie, a fellow with the familiar sounding name of Lt. Colonel William 0. Collins, basically told Slade that he would approve of any action that Slade took. With this endorsement, Slade sent men down the stage line in search of Jules Reni. They found him at the second stage station, searched him, took him into custody, tied him up, and sent word back up the line to Slade. Slade arrived on the next stage and found Reni all bundled up at the Chansau station just across the Wyoming border. This is the spot where the legend begins ... that tiny kernel of truth that grows, over the years, into something that doesn't much resemble the real truth. Of course, these add-on fanciful twists, DO, make them a lot more fun to listen to. That's where we got stories like Robin Hood and King Arthur, and Ali Baba and the forty thieves. For example, in Mark's Twain's book, Roughing It, Twain devotes two whole chapters to the same incident I am about to tell. They're not even close to each other factually. However, I would submit that Mark Twain's writing is a whole lot more meaningful in spirit than Spring 1995

mine will ever be. This is also the reason why Mark Twain's writing is in every library in the world. Anyway, Jack Slade rolled into the Chansau Station in a red heat. He found Jules Reni all trussed up like a baked ham and tied to a corral post. A lot of the stories say that Slade didn't dawdle at his revenge for more than a minute and that he promptly shot Reni, once in the mouth and once right between the eyes. Another bunch of stories has Slade playing the mean-spirited executioner. In these more colorful stories, Slade takes a drink from a bottle and then announces to Reni that "this time, I'm going to put a bullet in your leg, or shoot off your thumb," and other lines to that effect. Over a period of time, Slade systematically shoots Reni to pieces. In any case, Reni was killed and Slade was the one who did it. And there is one other fact that has never been in dispute. When Reni was dead, Slade announced to everyone that he was fulfilling his vow to wear Reni's ears on his watch chain. Then he took out his knife, cut off the ears, and did, in fact, wear them on his watch chain. Hardly anyone missed this feature since the rotting ears put off an ungodly stench. So the Overland Stage put in a new line that was to run along the foothills, north from Denver to Laporte, the only center of commerce in Northern Colorado, and continue north along what is mostly hiway 287 today and end up at Fort Laramie, north of today's Cheyenne. At this time there were no cities of Laramie or Cheyenne. There was just Denver, Laporte and Fort Laramie and all the rest of it was wide open wilderness. Into this garden spot rode Jack Slade and Virginia Dale. Slade had come to take over this part of the Overland Stage line and get it open from Denver to Fort Laramie. The first thing he did was to build a new home station about 25 miles north of Laporte to serve as an overnight stop for passengers and a place to change horses. It was in a glade with plenty of space, water and grass for the livestock, and it was about a days travel by stage from Laporte. He called the station Virginia Dale in honor of his wife. So it remains today and is preserved in nearly completely authentic condition by an active historical society. But in 1862, it was a busy and vital link in the stage route that ran along the


foothills. Jack Slade was the master of it all. He certainly was very good at keeping the stages moving on schedule and reasonably safe. In fact, he could have been a great civilizing influence on the whole area. Alas, he threw it all away in bouts of outrageously drunken behavior. His reputation did not suffer, however. Even in the East, people had heard of Jack Slade and when they got to his part of the line in their journeys West, they were all anxious to catch a glimpse of him. Often enough he cheerfully obliged. One day, in the Fall of 1862, Slade set out on an inspection tour of his farflung empire. When he got to Laporte, he got roaring drunk. Slade then piled

all the passengers onto the stage and galloped out of Laporte, leaving the bewildered driver standing on the road in the dust. Slade drove the stage wildly and luggage flew off in all directions. When the startled passengers began to complain, Slade drew his revolver and started blasting away on the roof of the stage, into the passenger compartment. All four of the people bailed out, and then stood in the prairie, dusting themselves off as the stage rumbled out of sight with the hoots of Slade's laughter, ringing across the foothills Slade drove the stage and the team into the Big Thompson station, near where Loveland is today, on a dead run. He jumped down in a cloud of dust and marched into the station house. Here he met the station master, a man named Boutwell, and demanded a drink. When Boutwell didn't move fast enough to suit Slade, he grabbed a double-barreled shotgun and shoved it in his face. Then he had Boutwell fix him up a concoction that was made ... "just so." Poor Mr. Boutwell had to mix the drink several times because his hands were shaking so much that he kept spilling it. Finally he got it and looked into Slade's brooding, black eyes. "Put it on the end of the gun," said Slade. Boutwell carefully placed the glass on the end of the shotgun, which was stuffed up his nose. Well, Slade just laughed and tossed down the drink in one gulp. Then he

laughed again and went back to the stage with its sweating horses, and took off in a cloud of dust. Slade drove the stage on to the next station on the Little Thompson River a few miles further south. He drove wildly and by the time he got to the station, one of the horses collapsed in exhaustion. The man at the station came running out and started to unhitch the horses. Slade made some profane remark and the man answered with something like, "only a mad man would drive horses like this ." BLAM! the poor man was suddenly struck to the ground from behind, and when he turned to look, he was staring down the bore of a gigantic revolver, wielded by an enraged Jack Slade. "Who are you?" says Slade, "You don't work for me." "Right , right , I don't. My name is Frank Bartholf. I just got here from the East to help out my brother-in-law here at the station. You must be Jack Slade. My brother in law told me to expect you." "It's a good thing," growled Slade , "'cause I don' allow none of my men to sass me." Bartholf beat a hasty retreat, but Slade was in rare form. He raged around the station and came upon two men camped out by the stable. Slade had his gun drawn, so the men scrambled to their feet and drew their guns. First Slade threatened to shoot one of their horses and the men talked him out of that. Then Slade shot their dog, which was quietly sleeping under a wagon, kicked over the pot of coffee on the fire and stormed off. All of this time, the men stood there, with their guns drawn, perfectly capable of defending themselves . . . and their dog. But they didn't. They were too terrified to move a muscle. Jack Slade cast a long shadow in these parts. Oddly enough, Jack Slade hated it when his stage drivers got drunk. He wasn't going to have them wrecking the stages and injuring passengers. Well, once a driver did get drunk and did wreck a stage and injure passengers. Slade found out that the driver was sold the liquor by Adna Chaffee, the storekeeper in Laporte. Slade sent word that Chaffee was not to sell any more liquor to his men. Adna Chaffee was no shrinking violet, few of the pioneers were, and he sent back word to Slade that "just because he'd killed Jules Reni and chopped off his ears, it didn't mean that he was afraid of him and that he would sell liquor to anyone he pleased ." Two nights later, Slade arrived on the stage from Virginia Dale with three of his henchmen. They all got outrageously drunk and burst into Chaffee's store. Quickly they tied the frightened shopkeeper to a center post and then (continued on page 52)

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took off for a gold strike in Virginia City, Montana, where Slade continued his drunken ways. Unfortunately for him, proceeded to shoot the place to pieces, he -went to a town where he had no spilling vinegar, molasses, flour and sugar all over the floor and then slid authority with a stage line, and the peothrough the gooey mess while they ple in Virginia City were only slightly less evil than he was. continued to blast away. After a while, they tired of their fun and with a bullet Slade got into one drunken brawl after another and when the vigilante committee fired over the head of Chaffee, they went out of the store laughing. of Virginia City had enough, they ordered But that wasn't the end of it. A few Slade to be taken out and hung. It was the morning of March 10, 1863. days later, Slade came back to the store and plunked down $800 to pay The crowd took Slade out into the street. They were not going to let him for all the damages he had done. He was sober this time. However, as he go. They were not going to let him see his wife, and that if his friends did anyleft, he said to Adna, "This is to pay for the damages, but the next time I tell thing about it, they were all going to be you not to sell liquor to my men, you'll shot. With that, Jack Slade was tied hands and feet and stood up on a dryknow I mean it." Finally, even Slade's good work in goods box. A noose was placed around his neck, the box was kicked away and running the stage line was not enough to keep the comSlade swung down, his The hijacking of a gold pany from decidboots barely scraping the ing that they ground. It took him 30 shipment ... at Fort could get along minutes to die. Laramie ... amounted to without such a Shortly thereafter , $60,000 in gold coins colorful and danVirginia Dale came (About a million dollars gerous fellow . pounding into town on The hijacking of today) and the money was horseback. Seeing what a gold shipment never found, even though the crowd had done, she that was payroll profanely cursed them all. it was taken by masked for the soldiers at The crowd was in no men only a mile from the Fort Laramie was mood to put up with any Virginia Dale station. more nonsense and they the last straw. It amounted to told Virginia Dale that if $60,000 in gold coins (About a million she was not out of town with her husdollars today) and the money was band in ten minutes, then they would never found, even though it was taken string her up too. by masked men only a mile from the Virginia Dale took her husband's Virginia Dale station. The stage line body all the way to Salt Lake City , where she buried him. suspected Slade of being the master mind for the holdup, but they couldn't So ended the life of Jack Slade. He prove it. So they just fired him. was less than 40 years old. He was a Everybody expected trouble that . real-life desperado . He has now summer of 1863, and the replacement become a permanent part of our little chief for the stage line was happy for corner of the world and another Vision the job, but the last thing he wanted Along the Poudre Valley. was to have to be the man to tell Slade face to face that HE was the one who Voted Fort Collins Best Local Author was replacing him. But it was an antiPhil Walker has been writing the Visions climax. Slade went very meekly. Quite series since 1991. His audio cassettes and daily features on the Eagle, 96. 1 uncharacteristic of him. Maybe he was tired of the job. Or, maybe he had all FM and TRI-1 02 FM are popular and his the money he needed. book Visions Along the Poudre Valley is At any rate, Slade and Virginia Dale due out in September, 1995.

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ntertaining in Style THE e may never know which came first, the to represent Christianity, forty-triangle designs stood chicken or the egg. We do know, however, for the forty days of fasting by Christ and the forty that eggs were colored, blessed, days of Lent, and the butterfly became a sign of the exchanged and eaten as part of the rites of Resurrection . spring long before Christian times. Even The other type of Ukrainian Easter egg is called the "krashanka" (plural -krashanky). This is a hard the earliest civilizations held springtime festivals to welcome the sun 's rising from its long boiled egg which has been dyed a solid color (the winter sleep. They thought of the sun's return as an word kraska means "color") and is intended to be annual miracle and regarded the egg as a natural eaten . In the Ukraine, as well as in other European wonder and proof of the renewal of life . In both countries, hard cooked eggs were often colored red ancient Egypt and ancient Persia, eggs were dyed in to represent the joy of the Resurrection . Handle Easter Eggs with Care spring colors and given to friends as gifts. The Persians believed that the earth had hatched from a Easter eggs intended to be eaten require special care during preparation, handling and storage. Hardgiant egg. In the area of the Ukraine , people living there cooking eggs to perfection is not an easy task . 2000 years ago worshipped the sun . Because they Undercooked eggs are too soft, overcooked ones are tough and ones cooled too slowly turn green saw parallels between the yellow yolk and the sun, between the yolk and the white. and the white of the egg and the moon , eggs were believed to have magical power and often used in To make picture perfect hard-cooked eggs, follow these steps : sun worshipping ceremonies. In rituals of the spring , which celebrated both the return of the sun as the • Place eggs in wide saucepan. For best results place only a single layer of eggs in the saucepan. days grew longer and the rebirth of the earth as nature woke from the long winter, the raw, fertile egg • Add enough cold water to cover the eggs by an inch symbolized life and hope. When the nation of Ukraine and quickly bring the water to just boiling. • Turn off heat and cover pot. If necessary, remove eggs accepted Christianity in 988 A.D. , it was natural that the egg be adopted as a religious symbol of the Easter celefrom burner to prevent further boiling. Let eggs sit, covbration - both as the first food to be eaten to break the ered, for 15 to 20 minutes, depending on the size of your fast of Lent and as a symbol of life and hope. eggs and the altitude. At 5000 feet, the shorter time works In the Ukrainian culture, there are two types of Easter well for medium-sized eggs and the longer time for extra large ones. Use about 17 minutes for large eggs. Because eggs . One is the "pysanka" (plural - pysanky), which is derived from a word meaning "to write." These beautifully water simmers at a higher temperature at lower altitudes , dyed and decorated eggs are made from raw or woodadjust time down slightly on the plains and up somewhat en eggs, take days to create, and are never conin mountains. Avoid allowing your eggs to boil as it sumed. They are made by drawing lines and symtoughens the white and promotes the development bols on the eggs with a wax pencil or stylus, dipof a green tinge between the yolk and white. • Once the time is up, quickly pour off the hot water ping the eggs in color and repeating the process in the pan, being careful not to crack many times to make true works of art. the eggs. Run cold tap water over the Every dot and line in the pattern of eggs until they're cool to the touch an Ukrainian pysanka has meaning. Originally decorated with symbols of (approximately 5 minutes). Peel for nature and pagan beliefs , with the immediate use or refrigerate for use advent of Christianity the designs took within a week. Given the low price of eggs, you may on Christian meanings . For example , the old sun designs now stood for the decide to dedicate your Easter eggs to Son of God , triangles for the Holy fun rather than eating. If you do plan to eat them, however, be sure to follow Tr inity , sta rs showed God ' s love toward man , dots represented Mary's the safety tips below. tears , and crosses represented • Wash your hands thoroughly before handling the eggs at every step includChrist's suffering for us. New symbols were added too - the fish was used By Pat Kendall, R.D., Ph .D. ing cooking, cooling, dyeing and hiding.


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They may contain a small amount of male hormone , but • To remain safe to eat, the total time for hiding there are no known advantages to this. One disadvantage and hunting the eggs should be less than 2 of fertile eggs is that don't keep as well as non-fertile ones. It does matter, especially from a quality point of hours and the found eggs should be re-refrigerated until they are eaten. If this is not the case, then view, that the eggs you buy are fresh and of high it's best to use the found eggs only for fun and decoquality. Because eggs lose quality rapidly at ration , not for eating. room temperature, buy AA- or A-graded eggs Decorating eggs from refrigerated cases only. Get them home There is literally no end to the creative possibilities for quickly and refrigerate immediately. Keep eggs refrigerated until you 're ready to use them. individual expression on an eggshell. Eggs can be painted or colored with crayons or felt-tipped pens, turned into Although only clean, uncracked eggs pass the grading process, breakage can occur once the funny faces , topped with fantastic hats or simply dyed in an endless variety of hues. However you decide to do it, decoeggs have been packed and shipped. Discard any rating eggs is fun for adults as well as kids. eggs that are unclean , cracked , broken or leaking . Also, don't bother to take the eggs out of the carton and Commercial egg dyes are available especially in the spring. Food coloring works , too, but some place in the egg shelf found in some refrigerators . The best craftsmen prefer to experiment with their own place to store eggs is in their original carton on an inside shelf of the refrige rator. The egg carton helps keep the colors from nature. Eggs simmered in water to cover for 15 to 20 minutes with 1 tablespoon eggs from picking up odors and flavors from other foods in of white vinegar for each cup of water and your refrigerator and helps prevent the loss of carbon dioxyour choice of one of the materials below will ide and moisture from the eggs - a particularly important factor if you have a frost-free refrigerator. To keep the yolk produce a shade of the color shown. You 'll have to use your own judgement about quanticentered, it's best to store eggs with the large end up. Properly refrigerated, raw shell eggs will keep for about 4 ties. Remember, this is an art- not a science. Easter Egg Rolling and Other Traditions to 5 weeks beyond the pack date without significant quality Hiding colored or decorated eggs around the house or garloss. The pack date is usually a number from 1 to 365 repreden for youngsters to find has r - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - . . , senting the day of the yea r long been an Easter morning ( [ starting with January 1 as 1 tradition in many homes . But and ending with December 31 have you considered an egg as 365. Although not requi red , rolling contest? Many variaMaterial Color they may also carry an expirations of egg rolling contests Fresh beets, cranberries, radishes Pinkish red tion date beyond which the and games can be played. In or fresh or frozen raspberries eggs should not be sold . In the United States the most Yellow onion skins Orange USDA-inspected plants, th is famous egg rolling event takes Orange or lemon peels, carrot tops , Delicate yellow date cannot exceed 30 days place on the White House lawn . celery seed or ground cumin after the pack date. If you see Ground tumeric Yellow "exp: June 15" on your egg carin Washington , D .C . There thousands of people gather Spinach leaves Pale green ton and it's June 20, it doesn't each year on the Monday after Yellow Delicious apple peels Green-gold mean the eggs aren 't safe to Easter to roll Easter eggs down Canned blueberries use . It does mean , however, the White House lawn. or red cabbage leaves Blue that it's been at least 5 weeks According to legend, the tradiStrong brewed coffee Beige to brown since the eggs have been laid tion was started by Dolly Dill seeds Brown-gold and you need to use them as Madison in the early 1800's. Chili powder Brown-orange soon as possible. Health Ups and Downs The United States, however, Purple or red grape juice can hardly take credit for or beet juice Grey Eggs are one of nature 's inventing the custom . Egg most perfectly balanced foods . They're easy to chew and digest, rich in prorolling was mentioned in a Latin treatise • tein , a good source of a number of vitain 1684. In England and Scotland , chil•. mins and minerals and relatively low in dren roll eggs downhill and the last child calories. One large egg, for example, prowith an unbroken egg is the winner. In vides 15 percent of the recommended another version of egg rolling , the players push the egg to the fin ish line using only daily amount of protein for only 70 calctheir noses. ries . Egg Basics Unfortunately, eggs also are rich in dietary cholesterol. Which are better for you ... brown eggs or The yolk of one large white ones? From a nutritional point of view, it doesn 't matter. Shell color is egg (the whites are determined by the breed of the hen. cholesterol-free) con-


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tains 213 milligrams of cholesterol. Cholesterol is a fat-like substance found in all parts of the body. It's essential to the structure of our cells. However, it does not need to be supplied through foods because the body can make all it needs on its own. And, while some people seem to be able to compensate for a large intake of dietary cholesterol by reducing the amount of cholesterol synthesized, others do not. For them, eating foods high in dietary cholesterol raises blood cholesterol levels. And, since cholesterol is one of the substances that collects in the arteries in atherosclerosis, high blood cholesterol levels are associated with increased risk of heart disease. As a preventive measure, the American Heart Association and others have long recommended eating no more than three egg yolks per week. With the realization that eggs yolks don't contain as much cholesterol as previous studies showed, the recommended limit was recently raised to four egg yolks per week. In addition, a number of researchers are coming to the conclusion that sensitivity to dietary cholesterol varies widely among people. Some can eat all the eggs they might want and never see an increase in blood cholesterol. Witness the story about the 88-year-old man living in Denver who, despite a daily diet of 25 soft-boiled eggs for more than 15 years, had normal serum cholesterol levels. Others, it seems, are quite sensitive to the cholesterol in their diets. Experts estimate that about one-third of Americans fall into this high response group. These are the individuals who need to be most concerned about limiting dietary cholesterol. Persons most likely to fall into this group include those with a family history of heart disease and those with high blood cholesterol. In fact, this group of people would do well to adopt a diet of less than 30 percent of calories from fat, less than 7 percent saturated fat and no more than 200 milligrams of cholesterol a day. They also should make sure their diet includes plenty of fruits and vegetables. Not only are fruits and vegetables low in fat and cholesterolfree, but they contain anti-oxidants which help keep the cholesterol circulating in the blood from oxidizing and damaging the arteries. Another health concern about eggs involves their ability, when eaten raw or minimally cooked, to transmit the food poisoning bacterium, Salmonella, which can be fatal in people who are very old or very ill. For safety's sake, it's best to avoid eating eggs raw or just slightly cooked. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, eggs

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that are soft-boiled can be safely eaten, as long as the egg is cooked at 140 degrees Fahrenheit for three and a half minutes. When you're at the stove cooking an egg, this means the white is completely coagulated and the yolk is no longer runny, but not yet hard. Recipes Southwest Nibblers Serve these nippy nibblers hot from the oven at your next cocktail party. They're sure to please.

4 hard-cooked eggs, finely chopped 1/2 cup (2 oz.) shredded Monterey Jack cheese 1/4 cup (1/2 of 4 oz. can) chopped green chilies , drained 1/4 cup minced green onions with tops 4 tablespoons taco sauce 1 can (8 oz.) refrigerated crescent dinner rolls 1 egg 1 tablespoon water In medium bowl, stir together chopped hard-cooked eggs, cheese , chilies , onions, and taco sauce until well combined . Separate roll dough into rectangles. Press or roll out each rectangle to measure 6 x 9 inches. Cut each rectangle in half lengthwise. Cut each half into thirds to form 3-inch squares. Dollop 1 tablespoon of the egg mixture in the center of each square. Pull up corners, pinch together and twist. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Beat together egg and water until thoroughly blended. Brush on dough . Bake at 400 degrees F until lightly browned, about 8 minutes. Serve warm . Makes 24 appetizers. Note: This filling also works well as a stuffing for pita pockets. Serve cold, or heat until cheese begins to melt and serve hot. Garden-Fresh Veggie Scramble Serve with toast or rolls and fruit kabobs for a quick and colorful brunch or supper.

3/4 cup halved thinly-sliced zucchini (about 1/2 medium) 2/3 cup chopped green onion with tops 1/2 cup chopped red or green pepper 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic 4 whole eggs* 1/4 cup skim milk 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning Dash ground red pepper 4 cherry tomato halves * For lower cholesterol , use 2 whole eggs and 4 egg whites Spray 10-inch omelet pan or skillet with non-stick pan spray. Add zucchini, onions and pepper. Cover and cook over medium heat until zucchini is crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Meanwhile, beat together eggs, milk, cheese and seasonings. Pour over vegetables. Add cherry tomatoes. Gently scramble. Serve immediately. Serves two to three .

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German Pancakes The puff is fleeting, so serve these pancakes the moment they come out of the oven. Serve plain or topped with strawberries, blueberries, banana slices or other fruit. 4 eggs* 1 tablespoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 2/3 cup all-purpose flour 2/3 cup milk 2 tablespoons soft butter or margarine *For lower cholesterol , use 2 whole eggs and 4 egg whites . Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Butter well two 9-inch cake pans. Put eggs into blender container, cover and blend until light yellow in color. Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. Pour into prepared pans and bake for 20 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F. and bake another 5 to 10 minutes, or until pancake is puffed and golden brown. Remove from oven and slide onto hot plates. Top with a little melted butter, sliced strawberries and powdered sugar. Syrup, jelly, honey, flavored butters, cottage cheese and other fruits also work well as toppings. Makes two 9-inch pancakes. Garden Quiche Who says quiche can't be healthy? This one is made with a light yeast dough crust, low-fat Mozzarella cheese and lots of vegetables. One slice (8 per pie) provides only 162 calories compared to more than 400 in traditional Quiche Lorraine. 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 package (2 1/2 teaspoons) active dry yeast 1/4 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup warm mater (120 degrees F.) 1 tablespoon oil 1/3 cup chopped green onion 1/2 cup chopped green pepper 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms 1 cup chopped broccoli 2 eggs 1 cup evaporated skim milk 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce Dash pepper 2 Tablespoons fresh parsley 1 cup Mozzarella cheese, grated In medium mixing bowl , combine 1/2 cup flour, yeast and salt; mix well. Add water and oil. Mix with spoon until smooth . Gradually stir in remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead a couple of minutes to make a smooth ball. Let rest 5 to 10 minutes while preparing other ingred ients . Combine onion , green pepper, mushrooms and broccoli in casserole dish . Microwave on full power (High) 2 to 3 minutes or until vegetables are tender-crisp. May also steam conventionally . In separate bowl , beat eggs until foamy . Add evaporated milk, Worcestershire sauce , pepper and parsley ; mix well. Stretch dough and press into an oiled 9 or 10-inch pie pan to make crust. Crimp edges. Sprinkle cheese in pie shell. Add vegetables. Pour egg-milk mixture over cheese and vegetables. Sprinkle with additional parsley, if desired. Cover edge with 2-3 inch strip of foil to prevent excessive browning. Bake at 375 degrees F. for 40 to 45 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean and center is set. Let stand a couple of minutes before serving. Makes 1 pie.

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"In Pilates, you're getting an ownership in how your body should be," explains Gary Calderone, instructor and co-owner of The Pilates Center of Fort Collins. Pilates creates a muscle memory, Calderone says, that carries into people's everyday lives, beyond their workouts. This results in greater posture and a enhanced sense of the body's place in space. "That's what serves you in the ease of your life," he says. Taking Responsibility While these complementary medicines and healing arts can help people feel better, practitioners know they are not miracle makers. Good health is the responsibility of individuals themselves, not their doctors or therapists. What complementary medicine practitioners seek to do is empower their clients to lead healthier lives. By emphasizing the body, mind and soul connection, they teach their clients to balance all aspects of their lives, from nutrition to exercise to sleep patterns. "As a therapist, I am a coach, I am a cheerleader. I encourage. I encourage wellness," says Drage of Biofeedback Services. "The results of what I do happen outside of this office between sessions," explains Malcolm Dayton, a Fort Collins wellness counselor. A licensed professional counselor, Dayton works with people with chronic illness, life-threatening disease, dysfunctional lifestyle patterns, and chronic pain to help them manage their health problems within a positive life perspective. "My whole practice is focused on increasing moment-to-moment awareness and appreciation of the world around us," he says. Fostering wellness is a new approach to health care, quite different from the traditional illness approach that reacts to symptoms rather than seeking to prevent them. Wellness requires of people time, discipline and a willingness to prioritize their health in their lives. In today's workobsessed and materialistic culture, finding time and money for massage, exercise, counseling or even meditation is not easy. Yet, most of us know instinctively that lives full of stress and without release are unhealthy - physically, emotionally and spiritually. Complementary medicine providers help people learn to release stress and take better care of themselves. They remind us that good health is not something to which we are entitled but something we must earn. "People have to make a decision somewhere," explains Salinger, of the Healing Arts Institute. "There's a point in time where we know deep down inside that something's not working. If you know that something's not working for your health, take the risk." Ashley Rayn Gaddis is a freelance writer living in Fort Collins. She is a regular contributor to Style.

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SUMMER CAMPS Never a Dull Moment By Patty Spencer


here are two types of people in the world ... those who have been to summer camp and those who have not. Ask members of the former group and they get a far away look in their eye and will almost certainly tell you of a happy, carefree experience. Soon that far away look will turn into a sly smile and you'll probably hear a tale (or two) of great adventure, unruly behavior, or lost love. Kids in Fort Collins benefit from having the Rocky Mountains right in their backya rd. Several camps in the area offer quality facilities and prov ide excellent opportunities to experience the companionship and adventure of summer camp . Cheley Colorado Camps, located outside Estes Park, is an experience young campers won 't soon forget. The camp, founded in 1921 by the Cheley family , is located on 1300 acres of varied and scenic terrain in close pro ximity to Rocky Mountain National Park and Roosevelt National Forest. Cheley's facilities stress a sense of tradition at their eight camp units included under the Cheley Colorado Camps umbrella, located on three separate properties. The eight separate units - four for girls and four for boys - are divided into various sizes and age groups. In some camps , bunkhouses are built to look like cove red wagons to add to the feel of the old west. Lodges display Indian and other western artwork and each year, excellent campers are allowed to burn their names in the lodge poles and make themselves part of the Cheley history. The Cheley camps stress "learning by doing .. . and being ... and doing ." Horseback riding, rock climbing , river raft-

ing , hiking , in-camp activities or moonlight sing-a-longs around the campfire ... what more could you ask for? For kids, ages 12 to 17, this four week camp experience can lead to life skills, fond memories and friendships . The camp stresses both individual and group activities and each Sunday , campers get to choose what activities they want to participate in the following week. This unique approach allows kids to try new things, find activities they can excel at, as well as socialize

4,950 acres in the heart of the Rockies. Camp Chief Ouray is dedicated to "helping boys and girls grow in body , mind , and spirit while having fun out-ofl:aL""'-...- doors." Camp activities are geared toward several age groups with many options available. All campers have an opportunity to participate in such programs as archery, riflery , crafts , hiking , non-instructional horseback riding, swimming, orienteering, music, fishing (1 0 & older) and mountain biking (14 and older.) Instructional horseback riding , taking on a challenge course and rafting are available for additional fees . Unique to Camp Chief Ouray is the development of leadership skills in young adults , ages 15 to 17. The camp 's Leadership Training Program is a two or three week program with emphasis placed on the skills needed to be a camp counselor. The Leader-in-Training Program is open to those who have completed 9th grade and stresses group interaction skills and personal worth which instills confidence . The camp also offers a Specialist-in-Training program for those who have completed the 1Oth or 11th grade. This program helps develop specific skills in areas such as mountain biking or horseback riding . The Counselorin-Training program is for campers who have completed the 11th or 12th grade and are ready to assist counselors with camp responsibilities. Camp Chief Ouray stresses a positive camping experience with emphasis on "positive human relations, leadership and Christian values. " Here , your child will experience the best of what nature has to

Sending your child to camp iS truly a childhood gift) one they will carry with them for a lifetime. with many other young campers. Cheley Colorado Camps have earned their reputation for excellence in the camping experience. Many parents have sent their children to discover what they (and their parents) experienced years before. Because of these fine marks, Cheley camps are in high demand . Cheley also offers a family camp each August where parents and children can enjoy the camp experience together. Camp Chief Ouray/YMCA of the Rockies is located between Winter Park and Grandby at Snow Mountain Ranch . The camp , founded in 1907, is located on

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offer, while expanding personal and social skills. In order to make your child's trip to summer camp the adventure of a lifetime, take time to carefully choose the right camp. Camps can be costly and quite a commitment, some lasting for a week while others for a month or more. Find out what their general "philosophy of camping" is. Investigate these considerations: Is it worth the money? Does it offer sound educational techniques and instructions? Is it safe? Is the staff qualified , well-trained and abundant? The American Camping Association (ACA) believes "quality camping is the result of professional leaders conducting programs in a safe and healthful environment with consideration for the meaning of the camp experience." Well-run , quality camps will most likely carry the stamp of approval from the ACA. Both Cheley Colorado Camps and Camp Chief Ouray/YMCA of the Rockies carry ACA accreditation. Karen Hurst has been sending her children to camp for several years now. Her reason? "They love it!" Before sending kids off to summer camp, Karen gathers written material early in the year and studies each brochure carefully. She also requests (and checks) references from previous campers and has developed a referral system with other parents who send their kids to camp. Since her children have only attended camps in Colorado, she has the ability to check out the facilities first-hand. For added assurance, she attends the orientation for parents, which most camps hold a day or two before camp begins. Karen recommends thoroughly checking out the facility but she places an even higher emphasis on the camp staff. "I won't send my kids off by themselves. We always know a lot about the counselors and staff that will be with our children . Camp gives my kids a chance to see other areas of the state, stay overnight someplace away from home

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and be with their friends. But I always go and check the camp out before I let them go." Not every child is able , or wants to spend a week or more away from home . In recent years, the popularity and availability of various day camps , has increased tremendously in Fort Collins . Day camps can be just as fun and educational as the overnight variety. The Fort Collins Tennis Center offers an excellent tennis camp for kids each summer. Participants are grouped by ability and age and meet twice a week for three to four hours for lessons and drills and play matches once a week . The camp also includes a fun trip , such as a visit to Water World in Denver, at the end of the summer. The Junior Program starts midJune and runs through the end of July. Costs vary. The Fort Collins Tennis Center also offers a Rec Camp which includes lots of fun activities for your child - soccer,


golf, ice skating , hiking, softball , swimming, karate, pottery, frisbee golf, basketball, rollerblading and more! This camp is designed for kids age 8 to 12 years old. It is a more traditional day camp in that it meets Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. GK Gymnastics offers an actionpacked summer day camp. Aside from gymnastics , GK offers Tae Kwon Do , dance, performing arts and crafts along with trips to the pool for lessons and open swimming, visits to the library, park, video arcade and more. Last year, field trips included trips to Water World , Elitch's, the Denver Zoo , Estes Park and other local attractions. GK puts emphasis on their welltrained, adult staff who have experience working with children year-round . Their summer day camp is offered Monday through Friday with full week, two to three days per week and half day sessions available. Colorado State University offers one of the premier day camps in the area at bargain prices! The Exercise Science department at CSU puts together a quality program with emphasis on helping children feel better about themselves and developing personal competency. Kids can sign up for a variety of camps which help them work on the specific skills of one significant activity such as swimming , soccer, basketball , baseball, track and field, racquetball , volleyball or tenn is. They also offer the Super Sport Camp





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which is a sort of sampler camp, allowing the child to try a little of everything. The camps at CSU are one week camps allowing children to try several activities. They meet from 9:00am to 4:00 pm daily and are designed as in a coed environment with children not matched by sex and age but according to ability. Not every child wants to spend his or her summer playing sports or games all day. Several summer camps in the area explore different aspects of a child's talents and personality. OneWest Art Center offers a unique twist to the summer camp format. The full day and half day summer art camps are designed to expose kids to the wonders of art as well as increase creativity through art projects. Kimberly Lovett Noel, director of OneWest, stresses the variety of activities OneWest offers. "Our camps always change because we like to keep them exciting for the kids." While this year's activities have not been scheduled yet, last year's kids enjoyed experimenting with bright swirls of color through watercolor painting, printmaking, exploring the sense of touch and "traveling" to different countries by studying culture and art. Another day camp designed to spark your child's creative energy is offered by Carousel Dinner Theater. The Children's Summer Conservatory gives kids the opportunity to take part in an actual theatrical production. Participants attend theater workshops, rehearsals and work on production techniques for a play to be presented at the end of the camp. Nick Turner, year-round artistic director for the Carousel's Children's Conservatory, has been directing the camp for the past three years. His enthusiasm for the kids and their productions is apparent. "It's important that the kids are having fun! We try not to make a stressful situation for them but we do have requirements because of the performance aspect of the camp." According to Nick, all participants work very hard on their performances, big or small, which really pays off in increased confidence and self-assurance. The Conservatory's camps are split into two five-week sessions with 6 to 11 year olds attending from 9:00am to noon and 12 to 17 year olds attending from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Maybe this year your kids might like to sing, dance and act their summer vacation away! Whether you choose an overnight adventure in the rugged Rocky Mountains, a sports and activities oriented day camp, or a creative journey for your child this summer, they are sure to expand their individual horizons. Summer camp becomes part of an individual's psyche called "special childhood memories." Sending your child to camp is truly a childhood gift, one they will carry with them for a lifetime. Patty Spencer lives in Fort Collins and wants to go to camp this summer.

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tyle Salutes Tedi Cox "I guess I'm just soft when it comes to saying no." By Linda Roesener


edi Cox cares deeply for the children of our community. Her involvement and commitment to children 's programs as a member of the Junior League sustainer program, the arts council, and most definitely the CASA program show just how much she cares. The CASA program (Court Appointed Special Advocates) provid ~s "a child 's voice in court. " Tedi serves as the executive director of CASA. S~h e was appointed to this position after serving two years on the CASA board . he has held this position for nearly three ~ears . CASA is a child-help pro,gram which was instigated in the Fort Cq>llins area in 1984 by Judge John-David Sullivan upon his return from an American Bar Association meeting where the program , which began in Seattle, was described. Now ten years later, 560 CASA programs are in effect nationwide , several programs in each state. The Fort Collins program is one of five here in Colorado. The CASA program "helps abused and neglected children within our court system. " It is made up of lay volunteers from the community who assist the courts in protecting the best interests of abused, dependent and/or neglected children. Each volunteer must participate in over 30路 hours of training , must go through rigorous in terviews , and must be willing to commit at least 10 hours per month on a case once they are assigned. It is then the obligation of that volunteer to be the child 's advocate in court by providing independent assessments and recommendations to the judge with no other interest in mind but the child 's welfare. In that light, the volunteer must keep his appointed child's unique needs and interest as paramount concern in planning and acting for both short and long-term situations. Each child receives individual attention by a stable, caring figure until the court decides that a secure permanent home situation has been met. The volunteer is responsible for visiting with the child, his or her family members, teachers , counselors and friends to gather information on the child 's situation to be able to report back as completely as possible to the court. Tedi became aware of the program through Junior League which provided a

start-up grant for CASA , along with a representative on the board . The Kappa Alpha Theta sorority also has provided funds to the organization each year from their poinsettia sale. As a result, Tedi became one of the CASA board members over five years ago. As the program began to mature and acquired more funds , the opportunity to become a more permanent member of the staff arose . Initially Tedi was selected as the volunteer coordinator of the program . She was responsible for the selection , interviewing, and training of the volunteers who participate in the program . When , again growth and improved financial status presented the opportunity to become the executive director, Tedi was anxious to accept. Kathy Andrews took over reins as coodinator of volunteers after having been a volunteer under Tedi 's guidance. Together Tedi and Kathy staff the CASA office working long and hard to protect and assure the rights of their young clientele. Tedi is most excited about the special and unique program which was instigated through the generous donation by John and Viola Moore of a large house and grounds on east Harmony Road. Now called Harmony House , this is a "place where safety and happiness come first." It is a family visitation center where volun teers supervise visits and exchanges (as in custody/divorce situations) in a homey, warm , and non-threatening environment. "The Fort Collins Harmony House is the only facility of its kind in Colorado and has been used as a model for other visitation centers around the country ," Tedi says proudly . "We have kept the cost extremely low, $5 per visit , so that many families can take advantage of opportunities to maintain attachments with their children." In 1994 alone , 148 families were served by Harmony House. Laura Hunt is the director of Harmony House and supervises volunteers , screens families and coordinates visitation/exchanges. Tedi , a long time resident of Fort Collins, was born and raised in Arizona. Her first journey to Colorado was as a college student at Colorado College where she truly began to take an interest in philanthropic programs as a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.

After graduation she taught elementary school. When her children Brett, 21, and Erik, 26, were born, she enjoyed being a full -time mom. During these years , she was active on the Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra board and on the board of the Fort Collins Symphony Guild . Her involvement and interest in the arts of Fort Collins included a stint on the boards of the Arts Council , The Lincoln Center Support League and the Hall of Trees. When Brett began junior high, Tedi returned to work in public relations and business development with Nancy Gray. Now both boys are grown and onto their own careers - Erik is a graphic designer in the Chicago area, and Brett is studying in Costa Rica. Tedi is a stylish lady with an great deal of gracious elegance. She loves classic, tailored styles with clean cut lines. Her favorite designers are Jones of New York, Adrienne Vittadini , and Liz Claiborne. She is also a lady who has trouble saying "no" to people and organizations who need vital volunteers . She continues today as part of the Junior League Sustainer support group; she is the property manager for the Kappa Alpha Theta owned house at Colorado State ; and recently she has been active with the One West Art Center. Somehow Tedi Cox always finds a little more time to help those who need her. "I guess I'm just soft when it comes to saying no," she adds with a winning smile. Fortunately for our community and in particular for the CASA program, Tedi Cox doesn't plan on slowing her dedication to children and to giving her special blend of love . Thank you, Tedi , Style salutes you. Publisher's Note: We are especially proud to present information about the CASA program and its dedicated volunteers. Let us all be aware of the value and the needs of children as we head into April which has been designated as Child Abuse Awareness month. Linda Roesener is a partner in ADS and Nightwing Publishing and a frequent contributor to Style magazine.

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