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How We Got Here The Day the Eisenhowers Visited Broomfield Philanthropy is the Soul of Broomfield Looking Back to Look Forward – What’s Next for Broomfield? Good Governance at the Heart of a Strong Business Community Photo courstesy of City of Broomfield History Collection

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A History of Broomfield…

The City of Broomfield was incorporated on June 6, 1961. In this issue we commemorate the anniversary with reflections from several community leaders. On the cover we feature a 1958 photo of the Broomfield sign featuring the community's name before incorporation, Broomfield Heights. The sign stood high above the first Broomfield Shopping Center at Midway Blvd. and Hwy. 287 until the mid-1990s.

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Quality Hearing is Fundamental to Good Communication, Health Senior Resources of Broomfield; Improving Outcomes for Aging Adults Jam Packed June: What’s Coming Up from the City and County of Broomfield How We Got Here Former Mayor Reflects on Growth Trajectory What Broomfield Means to Me The Day the Eisenhowers Visited Broomfield Philanthropy is the Soul of Broomfield Looking Back to Look Forward – What’s Next for Broomfield? Good Governance at the Heart of a Strong Business Community Broomfield Farmers’ Market Readies for 2021 Season Look to the Professionals at Beyond the Brush Pros for Quality, Low Stress Painting

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60 Years Young I first traveled to Washington D.C. when I was 21 years old. A family friend who lived there and worked in a Federal job, arranged a VIP tour of the city’s monuments for me. I ended up riding around in a small bus with several actual VIPs, including a dignitary from Romania and his family.


took in the beautiful sights and the architecture with wide eyes. But from across the bus I heard the dignitary and his family speaking amongst themselves. “Everything is so small and so new!” They almost scoffed! Having never been to Europe up to that point, I immediately reset my view. Buildings and monuments dating 200 years or fewer surely do look new and possibly small to people who live near structures dating back to the 13th and 14th Century and include castles, palaces, and cathedrals. I have lived in Broomfield all of my life. And Broomfield is young. But its growth trajectory from the start has been dramatic and continues to be so. As an “old timer” I relish in telling how I remember as a child when we got our first stop light and when McDonald’s and King Soopers came to town, among dozens of other growth milestones of the city in the 70s and 80s. I loved growing up in Broomfield and watching it blossom, though through those years I had little true understanding of appreciation for how lucky I was to call Broomfield home. I just knew it was good. On that point I was correct. I grew to adulthood in the 90s and settled in town with my Broomfield High School sweetheart to raise our family; because our awareness of our community’s merits had crystallized. When our daughters were young, we would play a “game” in the car. When driving around town they would point out the window to a building or a road or a park or a landmark, and ask me, “Mommy, was that here when you were a girl?” Most often the answer was no. They would laugh and laugh in wonder as they tried to imagine the blank canvas. And I would remember it. Today the canvas has been beautifully painted. The founders of this community and the leaders who followed had a plan and a vision for growth, development, and our treasured open space. As we sit on the precipice of the next wave of growth here, may we look to that vision as our guide. It’s worked well so far. In this issue, and throughout the summer, we will share stories, thoughts, and reflections about our community on the occasion of the 60th Anniversary of Broomfield’s incorporation in June, 1961, and later this year, the 20th Anniversary of the creation of the County of Broomfield. I would like to thank all of this month’s contributors as well as David Allison of Broomfield’s Museums for his assistance with Broomfield’s History Collection.

Happy Birthday Broomfield! Thanks for reading,

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BUSY FAMILIES Broomfield at 60

How Deep Are Your Roots? By Lisa Payne

I started dating my husband Doug when we both lived in Wash Park down in Denver. We were young and I thought that was the coolest, most happening place to live. I loved the energy of all of the people. I thought we would live there forever. Then we got married and had a baby. While the park was still fun to walk around and there was a lot going on, I didn’t feel connected to other moms and neighbors like I wanted to be. I would meet people at the park, but I didn’t know if I would ever see them again. Doug quickly said let’s move to Broomfield! This was his hometown and I wanted roots too, so I said let’s do it! I had been to Broomfield plenty of times because Doug’s tight knit group of Broomfield High School friends still got together all the time. What I loved most about his group was that they had traditions and annual parties where kids were always invited. These were gatherings you could count on in the craziness of life. They were 100% dedicated to their families. I wanted that. They had roots in Broomfield and I was going to learn from them how to plant mine so that they would grow deep. There are so many things about living in Broomfield that make my heart happy. I love all of the family-owned businesses. The people are unbelievably kind. The open space and parks are vast. I love listening to Doug when we are driving around town with the kids. He is always telling stories of the house he grew up in off of Aspen Street, showing the kids the trees he planted and telling them how a car drove straight into their house one night. Then he will drive down another street and say Dr. Markle lives in that house and Uncle Pook grew up over there and my dentist Dr. Ayers was there, and also point out all the homes his friends grew up in by Northmoor Park and the high school. He loves to reminisce about playing basketball at Broomfield High School and how he can’t wait for our kids to go there too. It gives our kids a sense of belonging and history that is grounding. When I think of Broomfield, I think of my favorite tradition that was started more than 25 years ago by our amazing friends, John and Jill. They host a holiday sit down dinner for the same 30 people, the same weekend in December, the same menu and giving party gifts from their hearts like fresh honey from their bees or homemade pepper jelly from their garden. We sit around that table for hours laughing and telling stories. But do you know what my favorite part of the whole night is? It is the toast given by John. He starts the meal with it every year. He talks about friendship and how much these dinners and everyone means to him. He always sheds a tear or two and we all cry with him. The connection and love in that room is alive and real. It is felt deep in my bones. It feels like home. These people are our family. These are the roots I so desperately wanted. There is something very special about this town. People want to be here and it’s


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these people who make it an amazing place to be. They are grounded. They are all about family. They are caring and helpful. There is tradition and history and community. Though things change and grow, one thing remains the same. The deep roots we have all nurtured so lovingly grow together, creating such strong bonds and they give our lives the stability we need to thrive in the ups and downs of this crazy and beautiful world. Lisa Payne writes about family-related topics. You can reach her at lisa@paynefam6.com.



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JUNE 7 #KidsNeedKiwanis Golf Tournament The Broomfield North-Metro Kiwanis Club will host its first annual golf tournament on June 7, 2021, at The Ranch Country Club at 7:30 a.m. This year, the tournament will be in support of Broomfield Anchor House, providing housing for emancipated teens in the community. Kiwanis Club works to support children in need in the North-Metro Denver area following a 3-2-1 model of volunteering: a 3-hour service project, a 2-hour social event, and a 1-hour meeting each month. The scramble style tournament will include amazing door prizes as well as a full round of golf. Registration for a single player is $165 or $640 for a foursome with all proceeds going to The Anchor House in order to furnish the community room and assist in other building costs. To register for the tournament visit k19597.site.kiwanis.org/golf/. The deadline to register for the event is June 4, 2021.

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Quality Hearing is Fundamental By Megan Mayes

It seems that everywhere we go nowadays we see people with something on or in their ears.


hen most people finally decide to have their hearing checked, it’s because they are already having difficulty hearing conversations. Having a proper evaluation and the technology to support your needs can strengthen your communication and support your overall health. Chelsea Walters is a Board-Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist and Owner at Family Hearing. She said, “Family Hearing is more than just our name … We have worked with Grandmother, Mother, and Daughter in the Broomfield and surrounding communities. We have a long history, but we have also grown with the times.” Her team lives by an old-fashioned mantra that customer service never goes out of style. Hearing devices have often been stigmatized as a sign of aging, but now even young children can be seen running around with earpods and headphones in their ears. Hearing technology has become an everyday tool for listening to music, podcasts, movies, and even phone calls and texts. While hearing devices were first created in the 1800s, the technology is just as advanced as any other modern product, and can often be paired with other devices to improve ease of hearing in any environment. Hearing devices can be custom fit to match the listening needs of your home and work spaces, as well as connected to your phone, TV, laptop, and more. The professional team at Family Hearing can help you with careful calibration and system recommendations to meet your individual needs. As much as consumer and prescribed hearing devices can be helpful, they also can be harmful if not used properly. Chelsea gave some advice on how to enjoy audio devices while protecting hearing health. It is important to consider not only the volume at which you listen, but also the length of time volume is elevated. She recommends following the 60/60 rule, which means you listen to audio at 60% of its total volume capacity for 60 minutes at a time. Managing your listening volume is easier with noise cancelling headphones which prevent competition with background noise. Over-the-ear headphones, as opposed to earbuds, create more distance between the audio source and the hearing system. Those experiencing age-related or noise-induced hearing loss typically have the most trouble with high frequency sounds and hearing through background noise. This does not mean they can’t hear what is being said, but that it is unclear or muffled. Besides being inconvenient or frustrating in regards to communication, untreated hearing loss can lead to an increased risk of dementia, tinnitus, falls, and depression. Well fit amplification can revitalize hearing acuity


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Improving Outcomes for Aging Adults By Bette Erickson

“There’s no doubt about it,” a friend said. “We are a throwaway society. Youth is better.”


hile that may sound harsh, there is some truth to it. Simply the way older people are represented in the media has a wider impact on the public’s attitudes toward seniors. Just look at, for example, the popular Progressive Insurance commercials mocking new homeowners, warning about morphing into their parents. Admittedly the commercials are laugh-outloud funny, but they also may negatively influence viewers’ perceptions of what it means to be an older adult. With approximately 49.2 million Americans who are 65 and older, is that really appropriate? Senior Resources of Broomfield (SRB), not only strives to thwart ageism, the non-profit organization importantly seeks to improve the quality of life for older adults and their families living in the City and County of Broomfield. Many in Broomfield know and appreciate that this community is a pretty desirable place to enjoy our later years. “I love that we are helping older adults feel valued and appreciated,” SRB Boardmember, Desirae Rose, said. “We live in such a wonderful community of giving people and it is so nice to see that, especially during these days of COVID and violence.” Longtime Broomfield resident, John Freeman, agreed. “The most important thing in my two years serving on the SRB Board is being out in the field, being able to find out what


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The SRB Board of Directors pose during a tour of the new Broomfield Community Center before its Grand Opening last October. Courtesy photo.

Boardmember Desirae Rose hopes to see SRB grow in its outreach to more older adults in the community. Courtesy photo.

seniors’ needs are and meeting those needs,” he explained. “I get the greatest joy.” Freeman paused for a long moment. “While I like the administrative piece of being on the SRB Board, I enjoy mingling with people; my personality thrives on that contact.” In collaboration with the city and county, SRB offers numerous and important services to Broomfield’s older adults. Services like Meals on Wheels, Easy Ride, Lakeshore Café congregate meals, the medical equipment loan closet, respite and iPad programs, Christmas gift bags, Blizzard bags, celebrating birthdays, and more. Rose explained, “I want to see SRB grow in its


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outreach to more older adults in the community and to have a vibrant Board of Directors who work hard to see it succeed.” Freeman said he hopes for that as well. “Much of my time on the Board is dedicated to grant writing and fundraising for Meals on Wheels and Easy Ride,” he said. “I’m looking forward to spending more time with SRB’s iPad program,” Mr. Freeman continued, “I want SRB to be a conduit in the community for our seniors and complement the Broomfield Community Center’s senior programs.” Improving the lives of aging adults in Broomfield continues to be an important conversation many community stakeholders are having. According to Broomfield’s 2018 Successful Aging Study, Colorado’s State Demographer projects the number of city and county residents over the age of 60 is expected to more than double, growing from some 10,650 in 2015 to a projected 24,540 residents by 2040. Bette Erickson serves on the Board of Directors with Senior Resources of Broomfield. She writes about people, places, and events. Contact her at bette_erickson@hotmail.com.

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How We Got Here By Former Broomfield Mayor Pat Quinn

Incorporated on June 6, 1961, Broomfield celebrates its 60th anniversary this month. Broomfield started as a bedroom community, with veterans from World War II and Korea moving here in the fifties and sixties. The founders of Broomfield didn’t want to be like Boulder, or Weld County for that matter, they just sought a decent place to raise a family.


first moved here in 1981 with three daughters, all under five years old. All three graduated from Broomfield High School in the 1990s. In fact, I enjoyed raising a family in Broomfield so much that Carleen and I now are raising two more daughters, with Madelyn, the youngest, graduating from BHS in 2022. Broomfield has always been admired for its innovation. It first used urban renewal in the 1990s for the 96th street exchange over US 36 which led to the development of Interlocken, now home to the headquarters of numerous international businesses and soon after the 2000 opening of the Flatiron Crossing Mall. These developments transformed Broomfield from a sleepy bedroom community into one of the most vibrant cities in Colorado. In 1994, a citizens group concerned about Broomfield’s rapid growth and in particular a 400-unit housing development, passed an open space tax to purchase The Field. Then in 1995 a citizens’ committee working on the 1995 Comprehensive Plan for Broomfield adopted a 40% open lands goal for the entire planning area (24,043 acres). That aspirational goal energized Broomfield’s open lands program. Every land use decision since has been balanced between commercial/retail, residential units, and open space. As of today, we have 8,439 acres of open lands which represents 35.1%, well on our way to the goal of 40%. In the late 1990s, the city was concerned about being in four different counties, none of which provided any direct services. An enterprising group of citizens set out to create the first new county in the United States in more than 100 years. After the passage of a statewide referendum in 1999, Broomfield became a City that ran a County in 2001. Our form of government is unique in Colorado and has allowed us to control our own destiny in many ways. During my time here, Broomfield has grown from 25,000 citizens in 1981 to more than 73,000 today. Recent City Councils have allowed additional density and residences in planning for future transit-oriented development. At “buildout” we will have


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more than 120,000 residents, all with access to our extensive open lands and hundreds of miles of connected trails, among other amenities. Today we face issues we never imagined 60 years ago. For example, our City Councils and staff have addressed “sustainability” and “inclusive” housing head on. The mall is now outdated, and we still don’t have that downtown we have longed for, but we are getting close with the approved Town Center by the library. As I depart public life, it is my sincere hope that Broomfield continues to address its challenges in a nonpartisan way, always asking: What is best for Broomfield? Pat Quinn served as Broomfield Mayor from 2007 to 2013 and again from 2019-21. Mayor Quinn resigned his position in May, 2021. Thank you for your service, Pat!

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A History of Broomfield… Editor’s Note: This content is an edited consolidation of content available from the City and County of Broomfield on broomfield.org. Thank you to Broomfield History Collections for sharing content and photos.


Farms dotted what is now the Broomfield landscape in the late 1800s, and in 1885 when Adolph Zang bought the area in the vicinity of 120th Avenue and Olde Wadsworth Boulevard, the train stop there became known as Zang’s Spur, memorializing the spur off of the main railroad line where locally grown grains would be loaded into railroad cars for delivery to the Zang Brewing Company in Denver. Ultimately, Zang bought 4,000 acres of land in the area for his Elmwood Stock Farm where he bred Percheron horses, and tended fruit orchards.


At the turn of the century, Broomfield was a little town near 120th Avenue and Wadsworth Boulevard. Grain elevators, a grocery, hotel, a bank and other thriving businesses drew the farmers in the area together and they created the Crescent Grange in 1898. The organization brought area residents together for diverse activities including a petition for postal service, arrangements to buy clothing at reduced prices, insurance, programs, and social activities.


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1904 – 1909

In 1904, the Colorado and Southern formed the Denver & Interurban Railway, and by 1908, the big cars were serving Broomfield on a regular basis, taking passengers to Denver, Westminster, Marshall, Boulder, Superior, Valmont, and Louisville on its Main Line. By 1909, Broomfield had 19 passenger trains per day coming through town, prompting construction of a new depot which stood at the corner of present-day 120th Avenue and Old Wadsworth Boulevard. In those early years, Broomfield had a garage, then two, and a filling station. They joined the Grange Hall, a hotel and general store, flour mill, cheese factory, bank, creamery, grain elevator, restaurants, a lumber yard, and a barbershop. From 1900 to 1957, about 100 people lived on farmland in the area.


In 1950, construction began on the Boulder Turnpike, a toll road, and one of the first paved roads in the area. It stretched between Wadsworth Boulevard and Boulder, with a tollbooth in Broomfield. The road’s cost was paid by the tolls. Shortly after, the new Broomfield began during a growth boom when developers decided to build the state’s first dream community. The first filing, the area north of 120th Avenue between Main Street and U.S. 287, was built, elementary school classes were held in “cottage schools” built by the developers of Broomfield Heights, and a shopping center sprouted where a lake had once stood in the area by U.S. 287 and Midway Blvd. All Photos courstesy of City of Broomfield History Collection

1983 – 1998 1961 – 1964

By 1961 when the city incorporated, the population had grown to 6,000. Emerald School was up and running, as was Kohl School. In 1962, a school serving junior and senior high school students opened, and a gym was added in 1964. The high school was begun in 1963, and classes started in the fall of 1964. These schools still stand, and after several remodels, they were combined into the current Broomfield High School in use today.

1969 – 1974

Portions of what is now Interlocken joined the city in 1983 and 1986, and Broomfield’s premier employment center began. Access to the area improved with 1995 annexations along 96th Street, and the completion of the 96th Street interchange in 1996, built with public and private funds. The promise of a bright future continued with the 1996 announcement that high-tech giant SUN Microsystems was coming to Broomfield, followed by notice of Level 3’s intentions in the spring of 1998. The 1998 groundbreaking of Flatiron Crossing, an upscale shopping area, assured Broomfield of a long-anticipated retail sales tax base.

Broomfield continued its growth, annexing south into Jefferson County in 1969, east of Main Street in 1969, Greenway Park in 1970, into a small portion of Adams County in 1971 and the Westlake Village subdivision in 1972. In 1974, the city passed its charter and became a home-rule city adopting the CouncilManager form of government, with an elected mayor and city council, and a professional city manager. In 1988 and 1989, the city annexed north into Weld County, thus spanning portions of four counties.


Today Broomfield is a city and county of more than 73,000 residents with a strong sense of unity, pride, and identity. Broomfield is one of the most desirable communities in Colorado, planned with a balance of residential and commercial land use, and generous open space, parks, and natural areas.

1998 – 2001

In the late 1990s, Broomfield made history. To help alleviate the problems and confusion in accessing services with the City of Broomfield being the only city in the state to lie in portions of four counties, residents sought relief in a constitutional amendment creating a City and County of Broomfield. The amendment passed on November 3, 1998, giving the city a three-year transition period in which to organize to become Colorado’s 64th county. The state’s newest county, the City and County of Broomfield, officially took effect on November 15, 2001. June 2021 | Our Broomfield™ Magazine


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Former Mayor Reflects on Growth Trajectory By Former Broomfield Mayor Randy Ahrens

I still recall watching the statewide returns for “Vote Yes on C” with Clark Griep and Linda Fahrenbruch at George DeCiero’s house and realizing we won the right to become our own county! The massive work put in by Mayor Bill Berens and councilmembers Hank Stovall and Larry Cooper can never be minimized. The results of their efforts will forever benefit all Broomfield residents.


very talented committee led the charge to build a jail, court house, and Health and Human Services department, implementing all the processes needed to run a county. When county doors opened on the first day, someone came in for a sewer septic permit. Guess what? That process had been omitted! Our Health Director, John Pickle, had a form faxed from Weld County and one was created on the spot. I was elected to city council and saw the need for zero based budgeting while Walt Spader had the vision of making sure Broomfield would forever be a financially sustainable county. Council passed our reserves clause. As a result, Broomfield has never needed to raise taxes and has saved more than $100 million while creating an enviable place to reside. When I was the first Broomfield Eagle to be elected Mayor, fellow Rotarian Joe Mazzola came up to me and said, “Remember, it’s all about the kids.” With that in mind, I fought to retain the bike park on the former Kozisack property at Midway and Main. That’s where my buddies Bruce Borgmann, Mark Jankovsky, Mark Purslow and I used to ride our bikes. I’m so proud that our Broomfield recreation staff helped to create the McKay Bike Park to maintain that tradition. What a blessing to have the Brunner Farmhouse restored so kids can catch a glimpse of our beloved ancestry. I was able to help Shawn Williamson and Darren Cox form the Thunder Baseball league, another way to focus on kids. It was an honor being asked to throw out the opening pitch during the spring ceremonies every year.


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I think one of the true positive results of becoming a county was being able to fund the new Health and Human Services facility and pay with cash. While I was Mayor, we were on a roll and were able to generate more than $2 billion in economic development projects in my six-year tenure. Charles Ozaki and Bo Martinez were a cohesive team and brought many solid companies to locate in Broomfield, like Conga, Crocs, Spot-X, Ikea, and Chase Data Center. Some of our local developers used the momentum to bring in valuable assets. A big shout out to Garrett Baum for keeping his promise and delivering our first hospital: Children’s. Chad McWhinney helped us realize the Baseline Project complete with an Adams 12 K-20 Stem School in our Science City area. This includes the vision of bringing the only accredited zoo for invertebrates and pollinators, the Butterfly Pavilion, to Broomfield. It certainly was a remarkable time and a true privilege to serve my fellow citizens.


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What Broomfield Means to Me By Bette Erickson

Here’s a sentence I never thought I’d write: I was widowed at 52 years old. My husband Paul died suddenly and unexpectedly on a Broomfield crusher fines trail. I was lucky enough to be with him that bright and sunny morning; he had hiked 12 miles by himself the weekend before in the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area. While his death was devastating and it changed me, as pain changes people, our 28 years together were a blessing.


e were both involved in Broomfield community events. He served on the 2005 Broomfield Master Plan Update Taskforce, coached little league, and was a scout master. Likewise, through the years I was a Girl Scout leader and served for 12 years on city council, the last two as mayor pro-tem. When my roommates and I graduated from college in Kalamazoo, Michigan, we all went our separate ways – Janice to Los Angeles, Francine to Chicago, Shirley to Houston. I landed in Broomfield in January 1984. How very lucky I was. Paul and I raised a son and daughter here. The four of us found friendship and a sense of purpose living in this community. While I wasn’t here when Broomfield incorporated in 1961 (with some 6,000 residents – today more than 70,000!), I did participate in the festive gala in the Mamie Doud Eisenhower Library lobby and auditorium on Thursday night, November 15, 2001. Hundreds of people, from state legislators to grassroots activists, gathered to celebrate Broomfield becoming its own city and county – a process that began before 1998. I had just been elected to city council for the first time in Nov. 2001. Three years earlier, in Nov. 1998, a constitutional amendment was passed allowing Broomfield to become Colorado’s 64th county. It was between 1998 and 2001 that I served on the Health and Human Services Advisory Committee (HHSAC), in preparation for county services. Serving on boards and commissions continues to be something I value. Like hundreds of other Broomfield residents who both preceded me and are now following, I’m pleased to have played a role (albeit small) in shaping our community. A former city


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and county attorney described me as a pragmatic centrist. “You’re a good fit for city council,” he explained. “You listen to each side equally and your vote is rarely predictable.” Truly, what this community doesn’t need in this toxic political climate are representatives leaning too far left or too far right. And there’s another love of mine. Do you enjoy hiking and being outdoors? Same! Hiking in Broomfield, in Boulder and elsewhere feeds my soul like nothing else. I’ve written six hiking books, authored thousands of hiking columns, and have summit-ed over half of Colorado’s 58 fourteeners. The Broomfield Enterprise published my weekly hiking column called EXPLORATIONS for more than a decade. Through the years, dozens of people have told me they saved those columns. I’m always looking for new friends, especially new hiking buddies (widows and widowers in particular). A couple of years back, while I was still on city council, a woman reached out to me, asking me to coffee. We met, and as we were leaving, in the parking lot she said to me, “Well, my friend was right.” I replied, “How so?” She grinned, “My friend told me I have to meet Bette Erickson; that you are one of the nicest people in Broomfield.” Bette Erickson is a public interest activist, teacher, author, and freelance writer. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for SRB (Senior Resources of Broomfield). Contact her at bette_erickson@hotmail.com.

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The Day the Eisenhowers Visited Broomfield By Elizabeth Beaudoin, Museum Curator

Rocky Mountain News. 8 July 1963

July 7, 1963, was a hot and sunny afternoon in Broomfield at a reported 91 degrees. Former President Dwight D. Eisenhower remarked that it was a “swimming kind of afternoon.” He and his wife, Mamie Doud Eisenhower, had come to Broomfield to dedicate the city’s first public library building at 12 Garden Center, now the home of the Broomfield Veterans Museum. Most of Broomfield (then roughly 4,000 residents) turned out to see the former president and First Lady. Photos from the day show large crowds gathering in front of the new building.


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Rocky Mountain News. 8 July 1963

The local newspapers covered the visit in great detail. Mamie Eisenhower “wore a light green dress with matching pumps, a white pillbox hat with matching gloves and bag. She wore a 3-strand pearl necklace.” Ike wore a dark suit and tie. The Eisenhowers were seated in the front row with Governor John Love. Dr. Richard Webb, president of Colorado Instruments, was master of ceremonies. Mamie Eisenhower was handed a bouquet of carnations (donated by the Broomfield Business and Professional Woman’s Club) by 8-year-old Maureen Cronin of 280 Kohl Street. All four of Broomfield’s police officers were on duty, along with 6 auxiliary officers. When speaking to the crowd, Mamie Eisenhower was quoted as saying, “This is one time from the bottom of my heart that I want to thank you all for this great honor … I am very proud to have this great library named for me.” Mayor Don Descombes also spoke to the crowd and is quoted as saying, “What better device could be found to develop the culture of a people than a library properly used? If there is a direct relationship between the degree of formal education and the cultural development of a person, then Broomfield has an excellent future for the last United States Census found that this city had the highest level of formal education of any city in Colorado.” After the dedication, a reception was held at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Stanley Kerkoff, 1045 W. 6th Avenue. Mrs. Kerkoff served fruit punch, sandwiches, and cookies. She estimated that more than1,000 guests visited her home that evening (although the Broomfield Star newspaper estimated a number closer to 300). Rocky Mountain News. 8 July 1963.

The cost to build the new library was $37,000. The building funds mostly came through donations, including the land itself being donated by the Turnpike Land Company. Possibly the biggest supporter of the project was Bal Swan, president of the Empire Savings & Loan and “fishing buddy” of President Eisenhower. It was Swan who suggested naming the building in honor of Mamie Doud Eisenhower. Mamie already had close ties to Colorado, having spent much of her youth in the Centennial State. In 1916, she and Ike were married at her parent’s home in Denver. When notified that Broomfield wanted to name its library after her, Mamie donated 337 books from her family’s collection. Today these books are on display at the present Mamie Doud Eisenhower Library at 3 Community Park Road. By the 1970s the population of Broomfield had already ballooned to 13,000 residents and the library’s square footage was doubled through an expansion in 1975. By 1995, the city had again grown too big for the building at 12 Garden Center, this time moving to 1 Descombes Lane. In 2001, the present library at 3 Community Park Road was opened. However the building at 12 Garden Center still stands and is now the Broomfield Veterans Museum, an organization that honors and tells the story of Colorado veterans, of which many settled in Broomfield during its growth in the 1950s.

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Philanthropy is the Soul of Broomfield

By Broomfield Community Foundation President Timothy J. Schafer

As current President of the Broomfield Community Foundation, I’m grateful for this opportunity to share with you my perspective on philanthropy in Broomfield. And I am pleased to report that volunteerism and philanthropy are thriving! The vast range of support and resources offered by local non-profits and tireless volunteers is truly remarkable. Leaders from local non-profits, the faith community, and our City and County officials are actively collaborating to establish safety nets and programs ensuring the basic food, clothing, shelter, and educational needs of our most vulnerable residents.


e as a community are working together, making vital resources including affordable housing and access to appropriate care available for our children, seniors, and residents with special needs. We have responded and provided aid to victims of emergencies and residents in crisis. We continually work to ensure resources are available for mental and physical health concerns, education and scholarships, local arts and humanities organizations, and so many more important causes, including difficult but important conversations on social issues. My entire family is extremely proud to be a part of this community. Like many born and raised in Broomfield, I ventured off early to explore life and opportunities in other places. And like many of my peers, I returned quickly to my roots. I have been fortunate to raise my family, and to work much of my career right here in town. I relish meeting our new residents as much as I enjoy catching up with legacy families, some of whom first settled here more than 60 years ago. Sure, there are other terrific places to live and work, but I’ve found none that compare to our hometown. Especially when I see the concern, compassion, and care we all share for fellow residents that has been practiced since I was a child growing up in First Filing. This tightly knit community is like an extended family; we come from many different backgrounds and orientations, and we have our disagreements and differences of opinion. But our shared values, and mutual respect for community and our neighbors has always prevailed to unite us in philanthropy. Broomfield is a truly amazing community, thus inspiring me to further my own charitable service and giving. The most comprehensive resource for philanthropy in our town is the Broomfield Community Foundation, or “BCF.” A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 1993, the BCF organization serves the community at large, but does not provide


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direct services to individual clients. The BCF serves philanthropy through partnerships, charitable funds, and support of the many local operating charities that do serve these missions directly. On average, we grant to more than 50 nonprofits, and award nearly a dozen scholarships annually. The BCF is managed by its entirely volunteer board of Broomfield residents, who steward BCF funds that financially support our local non-profits; who in turn provide a wide variety of direct benefit charitable programs and services. The BCF accepts donations directly into our endowment and other funds for general grants, but also helps residents and businesses establish unique, special purpose, and directed funds serving specific causes and populations. We regularly host capacity-building programs to connect and align our local nonprofits, service providers, and faith community partners. And BCF provides simple solutions for individuals, families, and businesses interested in giving back to the community, serving broad, multi-faceted, or narrowly targeted philanthropic goals. BCF also supports programs and events that match volunteers with charitable organizations and missions that speak to them, promoting volunteerism. Since 1993, BCF has worked with more than 100 local non-profits, returning nearly $3 million in funding to our operating charitable partners. We are a vital partner to our local Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (or “VOAD”) collaboration, activated for the COVID-19 pandemic, and returning almost $160,000 to aid community residents, businesses, and organizations during this worldwide calamity. The Foundation is truly a gateway to all of our local charities and volunteer opportunities. I hope you will visit the Broomfield Community Foundation on the web (broomfieldfoundation.org) or visit us in our Broomfield offices to learn more about how you can be a partner in Broomfield philanthropy.


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Looking Back to Look Forward - What’s Next for Broomfield? By Broomfield City and County Manager Jennifer Hoffman

Today the future is bright in Broomfield. When asked to write a column reflecting on Broomfield’s evolution and what’s next for the city and county, I was honored and grateful for the opportunity. I’m humbled to serve as city/county manager and to work with such a dedicated and professional staff, a community that is engaged, and a city council that has led this community through an unprecedented year of change. It truly has been a transformational time together.

Looking Back For years we’ve attempted to capture what it is about Broomfield that draws so many of us in and keeps us here for so long. On a recent walk through the Metzger Open Space, I realized this “it” factor has never been more prevalent than in the past year facing converging public health, economic crises, and embracing what it means to promote ‘equity for all.’ The way Broomfield residents stepped up to support one another is second to none. From sewing face masks for others when there was a shortage, to donating money and supplies for food and housing needs, volunteering at community testing sites and vaccination clinics, and supporting small businesses struggling to pay staff, this community not only led the way in following public health mask and stay at home recommendations, we collectively put our community first. Dating back to the incorporation of Broomfield in 1961, Broomfield has always had a can-do, will-do spirit. Twenty years ago, when I first came to work for Broomfield, our residents had struggled to connect to county services dispersed across four neighboring counties. Putting city residents first, a grass-roots effort banded together to educate voters across the state to vote in favor of letting Broomfield incorporate as a city and a county. Broomfield now prioritizes and maintains a diverse tax base, centralized services, and a dedicated Public Health Department, which was invaluable during the pandemic, among many other benefits. Based on generations before us and every resident since, putting the community first and striving for superior service, Broomfield is now known as one of the healthiest and best places to live in the United States, and an ideal location for


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Looking Forward - What’s Next Embracing our future together is our only way forward. A future of sustainability; economic sustainability with a strategic, thoughtful, and comprehensive approach to balanced development across our limited 33.5 square miles; environmental sustainability through responsible design and growth around resources; and social sustainability through diversity, equity, access, and inclusion for all residents. As we adapt to the new world, it is incumbent upon us to weave together these themes through collaboration with all in the community to curate new ideas and foster further advancements for the benefit of all residents.


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Good Governance at the Heart of a Strong Business Community By Broomfield Chamber President and CEO Sam Taylor

Sixty years can pass in the blink of an eye. Back in 1961 the fledgling Broomfield Chamber was working to help incorporate the City of Broomfield. In its very first year of existence, the Chamber was already in the front of the effort to create a community that we can all be proud of.


n April of that year, the Chamber held the third committee meeting regarding incorporation to talk about water, sewer, and zoning, issues that are still top of mind today. The Chamber recommended that Broomfield should incorporate, and a vote was scheduled for June 6. This was not to be the first vote for incorporation, according to the newspaper at the time, there was an earlier vote in 1960 which failed by only 3 votes. Businesses have always been in favor of good governance. Specific and clear zoning regulations help businesses plan for expansion for their current location and possible new locations depending on where the growth will take place. Since that vote that was to change the community known as Broomfield, we have continued to be a master-planned community, working with home builders, restaurants, auto dealers, and commercial developers to create a livable and affluent community. Some may say we have done too good of a job since it has not allowed for lower priced housing to develop, others may say it has been a terrible job because most of our employment centers are segregated from our housing stock. Others look to the proliferation of fast food and despair, while someone else is glad they can grab a sandwich on their 30-minute lunch break. Whatever your belief in how Broomfield should have developed and how it will continue to grow, the Broomfield business community is there to take part in the dialog to make sure that we continue to be a desirable location for new businesses and residents alike. While the new chamber in 1961


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could not have known what Broomfield would look like in the future, they knew that a competent local government would be good for the community. While the landscape has changed over the last 60 years, one thing has not changed: for a business to open, whether it is an individual insurance salesperson, a new restaurant, or a multinational corporation, they want some degree of certainty. For the insurance agent it might be growing population within 30 miles, for a new chef it might be certain population density in a five-mile radius, and for the multinational they may need to know that they have access to specific talent and infrastructure to get their workforce where it is needed. Broomfield has provided that for 60 years now, allowing us to grow and expand into the 33 square miles we call home. With regular input from all of our local stakeholders as well as our business community, we will continue to thrive for the next 60 and beyond. Happy Birthday Broomfield!

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Farmers' Market Readies for 2021 Season By Megan Mayes


he Broomfield Farmers’ Market is excited to come back this summer for its unofficial 10-year anniversary. Even though last year’s Mini Market was a huge success as the 10th year of operation, the volunteers who make it possible are ready to celebrate this year with a near-normal market experience for all Broomfield residents. The lively community gathering will return on June 15 and be hosted every Tuesday evening throughout the summer. Although some of the most spirited and engaging family activities might be on hold during the first few markets, there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy. Dave Carter, Volunteer Market Manager, is looking forward to “seeing old friends and making new ones.”


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The market volunteers are planning ahead for reduced COVID restrictions in later months, with many of their traditional events ready to be unveiled when the time is right. This includes many community building activities such as live music and children’s crafts and games. Another planned event is the return of the Gathering Tent with food trucks available for neighbors to spend time together. The market volunteers are continuing to monitor regulations closely, as well as promoting increased health and safety measures. When visiting the market, you can expect to see booths spaced six feet apart with plenty of extra room for up to 125 shoppers at a time to visit about 30 vendors. Masks are required in accordance with local regulations and hand sanitizer will be available. Dave’s confidence in their practices is so strong that he believes their slogan could be “safer than the grocery store!” The Broomfield Farmers’ Market is run entirely by volunteers with the sole intention of serving the local community. Organizers take all of their net profits and give back to the community through grants to Broomfield FISH, A Precious Child, Meals on Wheels, and more. Each week, two booths are provided free of charge to these and other non-profit organizations with the hope of easily connecting organizations with market visitors. Shoppers using SNAP can have their benefits doubled up to $20, and vouchers for $10 are offered weekly to WIC clients. This is done with the hope of providing access to healthy and nutritious food to every community member. Financial sponsors for these support programs are always welcome.

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Through their hard work, the volunteers of the Farmers’ Market are consistently connecting Broomfield residents with the highest quality seasonal produce and products that Colorado has to offer. There is something for everyone to enjoy from produce, baked goods, and pork and poultry, to microgreens, jams and pickles, spices, and salsas. Fans of fresh summer salads can look forward to crisp lettuce and sweet cherries in season as the market opens this month. The volunteers and vendors look forward to seeing you on June 15 for the opening day celebration and every Tuesday evening during the summer. For more information or details about volunteer opportunities, please visit Broomfield Farmers’ Market at Holy Comforter on Facebook or email market@holycomforterchurch.net.

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hen you decide to update your home with a fresh coat of paint, it may feel like you are taking on a huge endeavour. But a qualified team of professionals can help relieve much of the work by carefully prepping for your project, protecting your furniture and floors, and ultimately completing the work. By hiring professionals, you will have the space to concern yourself with making sure your paint selections perfectly complement or enhance your space, and thinking about the decorating after. You can also spend some time making sure your home is prepared for your painting project without the daunting expectation of having to do the painting yourself afterward. If it is time to get after your home update, Beyond The Brush Pros painters are ready to help you improve your home with newly painted walls. Their painting team is made up of professional and skilled craftsmen who are dedicated to making sure each unique project is completed to the highest standard. Sal Espinoza, owner of Beyond The Brush Pros, said, “We know every customer has different needs and no two projects are exactly the same. Our first consultation with a customer focuses on listening to what they want to accomplish, and in subsequent meetings we provide solutions to meet their needs.” When it comes to picking paint colors, it is important to consider what feelings you want to create in the space you are painting. According to Barbara Jacobs from HGTV, soft and cool colors create quieter feelings while bright and vibrant colors create energy. A dining room can be a flexible place to experiment with color. Use neutral colors or deep blues and

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