April 2023 Our Broomfield™ Magazine

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Celebrate FISH’s 60th VOLUME 3 • ISSUE 10 • APRIL 2023 Plus! Faces of Broomfield • BHS JAM • Company Profiles • Avista’s New Life Birth Center The HOME Issue Colorado’s Universal Preschool Program
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CONTENTS ON THE COVER Our Broomfield™ is a magazine for all of us because it’s our community. It’s Our Broomfield. 36 6 From the Editor 8 About 10 Community Events 12 Inspiration for Busy Families 53 Advertiser Index DEPARTMENTS FEATURE ARTICLES APRIL 2023 16 Broomfield’s 2023 Spring Cleanup 20 BHS After Prom Extravaganza 22 Broomfield Company Profiles: Pages 22, 26, 28, 30 24 Celebrate FISH’s 60th Anniversary 32 Vintage Eats, Family Treats 36 The Home Directory Issue 46 Colorado’s Universal Preschool Program 50 Faces of Broomfield 22 The Home Issue With spring and summer approaching, you might be thinking about home maintenance or renovations. To help get you started, Our BroomfieldTM has prepared this listing of some local home services companies. Show your home some love with the help of one of these great providers and let them know you found them through Our BroomfieldTM magazine! Our Broomfield™ Magazine | April 2023 4

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It sure seems that Spring took its sweet time this year, but finally, there are signs! Green blades of grass are poking up amongst the brown, and buds are appearing on many trees. I was awakened by birds the other morning,

and then I caught a few fixin’ to make a nest in the wreath on my front door. I don’t have the heart to displace them. They nested there last year and so we avoided using the front door until the baby birds were ready to try their wings! I am expecting to see a fully built nest in a matter of days, and I look forward to once again watching through the window as the mama nests, lays her eggs, and feeds the babies until they are ready to fly.

It is a very temporary, but very important home. For humans, our homes are generally much longer term and equally important. My husband and I have lived in our home for 28 years now! It was the “starter home” that we planned to keep for four or five years, but the family grew and the years passed, and staying made the most sense. One day you turn around and the home that was so crowded with active teenagers is suddenly quiet and empty, and seems to expand in size overnight! Our modest starter home is now the vessel for most of our family memories, the place our daughters come back to, and the place where we will likely stay until one of us can no longer walk up and down the stairs!

When we bought the house 28 years ago, it was only 3 years old! The funny thing is that part of me still thinks of our house as “new,” but the years are beginning to show for sure. It is time to repair and update and replace many things. The list is quite overwhelming and I am impatient to get through the “must do” part of the list and start on the “nice to do” part. The many companies that we are highlighting in this issue, our annual Home Issue, make me antsy to jump into some of these projects. And it is Spring! So that is what we do. Like that bird on my porch. It is time to nest, and refresh, and prepare our homes for “what’s next.” Celebrations, comings and goings, visitors, and the seasons ahead.

If your Spring plans include Home Improvement, please consider patronizing some of the many Our Broomfield partners highlighted in this issue.

Happy Spring and thanks for reading,


Tina Eichner


Pat Eichner


Stacey Horne


Matthew Clark


Jason De La Cruz



Megan Mayes


Allison Eichner


Kristen Beckman

City of Broomfield

Lisa Payne

Missy Ruzicka

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Backstory Theatre Presents “The Rainbow Fish”

Join Backstory Theatre on April 8 for two shows of The Rainbow Fish, at 12:00 and 2:00 p.m. at the Broomfield Auditorium. This sweet 45-minute show is perfect for young audiences to celebrate friendship and all of the ways we are uniquely beautiful. Attendees will also get to meet the cast and receive a signed scale after the show! For more information or to buy tickets, visit onthestage.tickets/show/backstory-theatre.


Colorado Symphony Petite Musique Presents “Peter Rabbit”

On Monday, April 10, the Colorado Symphony Petite Musique will be performing an interactive production of Peter Rabbit featuring a 16-piece orchestra, delightful illustrations, and a bilingual narrator. Two shows will be performed at the Broomfield Auditorium at 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Reserve tickets at https://coloradosymphony.org/education/schools-teachers/petite-musique/reservations/. For more information visit CreativeBroomfield.com.


Heroes of A Precious Child Luncheon

The 2023 Heroes of A Precious Child Luncheon will be held April 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Seawell Ballroom. The program will feature inspirational stories from the children and families that A Pre-


Buster Keaton Movies with Live Music

On Saturday April 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Broomfield Auditorium, the Broomfield Symphony is presenting the Buster Keaton silent classics “One Week” and “Sherlock Jr.” with music from Rodney Sauer of the Mont-Alto Motion Picture Orchestra, all conducted by Broomfield

cious Child has had the privilege of serving. This event is one of the organization’s most significant fundraisers of the year, bringing together hundreds of business leaders, community members, and elected officials to learn how they can further our mission of providing opportunities and resources to Colorado children in need to empower them to achieve their full potential. Tickets and sponsorship still available! For details, visit https://apreciouschild.org/event/heroes-of-a-precious-child-luncheon/.


North Metro Fire’s Citizen Academy

North Metro Fire invites residents to join its Citizens Academy starting May 10 through June 14. This is a fun and interactive way to learn about North Metro Fire, emergency operations, firefighter training, and services to the community. Go behind the scenes to see what happens from the time a 911 call is placed all the way to what firefighters do on scene. The academy is free for residents, but participants must submit an application by April 14 in order to join the academy. Learn more at www. nmfr.org/citizensacademy.

Tickets are $7 to $25 at the door or online at www.broomfieldsymphony. org. Visit the site for more information.


Blossom Ball

The Colorado Conservatory of Dance is celebrating 30 years of dance education with the Blossom Ball. This special event will be hosted at the Lionsgate Event Center on Friday, April 21 at 6:00 p.m. Enjoy dinner, wine and beer, a silent auction, and performances by the Studio Company. Visit ccdance.org/blossomball for tickets and sponsorship information.


ASTER Choir presents “A Girl’s Garden”

ASTER is celebrating the joys of Springtime and being in the garden with this concert on April 22 at 2:00 p.m. at the Broomfield Auditorium. Join the presentation in the garden and to hear a bird’s lullaby, be delighted by a Japanese song about fireflies, and enjoy a Swedish folksong reminding us that “Now is the time for living.” The show will also feature composers Vincent Persichetti and Lucy Simon. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit events. humanitix.com/aster-women-s-chamberchoir-presents-a-girl-s-garden.

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Let us talk about laughter for a minute. It’s been on my mind a lot lately as I’ve been navigating a lot of down time due to a surgery.

There have been situations pop up, as they do in everyday life, where we can be irritated or choose to laugh about it.

I have the best friends and family. They have been taking good care of us while I lay low for a few weeks. The biggest gift to us has been all the meals. My husband does not cook. But what he must do each morning is make lunches for the kids. My guy can run a company effortlessly without showing stress, but ask him to make four lunches and it is like he was told he has ten seconds to diffuse a bomb.

The other morning, I was on the couch, a full hour before the kids had to be at school. I asked him to come sit with me and he was like “heck no I have LUNCHES to make.” And once he gets started there is no interrupting, no changes to be suggested, no jokes to be made. It is all serious because this is not his comfort zone and he wants to do it well.

On this particular morning, kids started coming down for breakfast and I wanted to make light of the chaos going on in the kitchen. This is my moment to choose between two things. Be irritated that cooking stresses him out or make light of it. Well, I chose light.

So, during his lunch making frenzy, and in my typical speak before you think, I told the kids it was their lucky day and that dad was going to make them any kind of breakfast they wanted that morning. Just say the word and it was theirs! (Pause, pause, pause, oh shoot, why did I just say that to the bomb diffuser?)

And then my hubby had the same decision where he could have been irritated right back at me or make light. And lucky for me he chose light. He relaxed, started laughing and was like yep whatever you want kids. I’ve got this.

Another example. The floors have not been vacuumed since surgery.

There were brownie crumbs on the family room carpet. My tired husband, who has been so busy taking care of everything kept saying yeah, I will vacuum soon. Several days later we noticed the brownie crumbs were gone without vacuuming. Instead of being irritated that they are now drug all over the house, we laughed about where they could be. Maybe on the bottom of socks? Whose socks? Maybe the kids wore them to the neighbor’s house and they now have our crumbs? Did Cooper our pup finally eat them? We entertained ourselves for a while on this topic and decided why ever vacuum again if things magically disappear.

So many times in life we have the choice. Do we stress or make light? Once you make the decision to choose laughter it’s freeing. It’s fun to come up with ways to laugh at something that would normally make you feel stress. It can even become a competition between spouses as to who is funnier. And the health benefits to a good belly laugh are endless!

It’s easy to laugh when we feel good, but it’s when we feel bad that we need it the most. I wish for you extra laughter on your cloudiest days this month and always.

Lisa Payne writes about food, family, and home. You can reach her at paynefam6@gmail.com.

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100 Women Who Care

100 Women Who Care will meet next on April 26 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at The Chateaux at Fox Meadows. Attendees of this quarterly meeting nominate local non-profits to receive a collective donation from the group. Each participant will donate $100 yielding thousands of dollars for the chosen recipient organization. All women welcome!

APRIL 27, 28, 29

Cat’s Cradle performed by Broomfield Community Players

The Broomfield Community Players are proud to present Cat’s Cradle by Leslie Sands. Set in an old coach house in a remote English Village, Cat’s Cradle concerns an almost forgotten kidnapping, and perhaps murder, that was never solved. You are sure to be shocked by the ending of this psychological mystery thriller! Performances will be held April 27 at 7:00 p.m., April 28 at 7:00 p.m., and April 29 at 2:00 p.m. at the Broomfield Auditorium. Visit http://www.artsinbroomfield. org/broomfield-community-players.html for more information.



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Voting for North Metro Fire’s Board

North Metro Fire will host its board of directors’ election on May 2, with eight candidates vying for three at-large board positions. Residents and property owners are encouraged to vote at one of the District’s voting locations between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on May 2. Voting locations will be North Metro Fire’s Station 62 (10550 Huron St., Northglenn), Station 64 (13515 Lowell Blvd., Broomfield) and Headquarters (101 Spader Way, Broomfield). For more information, visit www.nmfr.org/boardelection.

MAY 13

Food Drive for Broomfield FISH

Help FISH “STAMP OUT HUNGER” during the National Association of Letter Carriers’ food drive on Saturday, May 13. Look for the Stamp Out Hunger bags in the mail, fill them with non-perishable food donations, and leave them by your mailbox on Saturday, May 13, for your postal carrier to collect. Donations help feed families in need! Learn more at www. broomfieldfish.org/events.



North Metro Fire’s Free CPR Classes

North Metro Fire is offering free hands-only CPR training on May 20 at the District’s Headquarters, 101 Spader Way, Broomfield. The Family & Friends® CPR classes are for people who want to learn CPR but do not need a course certification card in CPR for their job. The course teaches adult, child, and infant CPR, how to use an AED, and how to help someone who is choking. The free class is open to all ages, but minors should be accompanied by an adult. Residents are encouraged to regis-

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Get Ready for Broomfield’s 2023 Spring Cleanup

One of Broomfield’s favorite traditions is officially back, giving residents a chance to clean things up! Spring Cleanup is an opportunity provided by the City and County of Broomfield (CCOB) for Broomfield residents to dispose of large, non-hazardous waste items not normally picked up by trash haulers.

The City and County of Broomfield has offered curbside pickup through the annual Spring Cleanup Program since 2005. The program helps keep neighborhoods free of debris, reduces the amount of illegal dumping on streets and in back alleys, and helps reduce fire and safety hazards by decluttering properties.

Broomfield is divided into four areas for Spring Cleanup, which is tentatively scheduled for four consecutive Saturdays: April 22 and 29, and May 6 and 13. Residents must place items for pickup onto the curb outside their home by 7:00 a.m on their designated Saturday. Find which Saturday waste haulers will be in your neighborhood at Broomfield.org/SpringCleanup.

Waste items accepted during Spring Cleanup include scrap metal, carpet, doors, non-freon appliances (such as washers, dryers, dishwashers, and hot water heaters), furniture, mattresses and box springs, bicycles, barbeque grills without propane tanks attached, and more.

Be sure to avoid setting out unaccepted items, such as any electronic items (such as televisions, computers and DVD players), appliances with a Freon unit (such as refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners), liquids of any type, household hazardous waste, medical waste, and single items that cannot be lifted by two people. For a complete list of unacceptable items that won’t be taken, visit Broomfield.org/SpringCleanup.

Items not accepted in Spring Cleanup can still be disposed of properly. If you have household hazardous waste including electronic waste, liquid waste or other items not accepted during Spring Cleanup, visit Broomfield.org/HHW for

more information on how to dispose of these items. The next Household Hazardous and Electronic Waste Disposal event is in May with CCOB starting to take appointments in April.

While Spring Cleanup is an opportunity for residents to get rid of large trash items, it is not about pushing everything into the nearest landfill. All items set out as waste will be sorted so recyclable materials such as metal and untreated woods can be properly recycled and reused.

Spring Cleanup is also your opportunity to donate items that can be reused. The City and County of Broomfield is teaming up with ARC Thrift Stores to give residents the chance to donate directly from their homes. Acceptable reusable items include clothing, household goods, reusable furniture, and more. These items must be placed in a separate location visible from the street on the designated Saturday by 7:00 a.m. and clearly marked “ARC.”

Now is the perfect time to get ready for Spring Cleanup. Consider going through your basement, garage, attic, backyard, and any other places where seldom-used items might accumulate. For more information about Spring Cleanup including the specific date of Spring Cleanup in your neighborhood, what items can and cannot be set out as waste, and how to mark items for pickup from the ARC, visit Broomfield.org/SpringCleanup.

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Dedicated BHS Parents Prepare for Annual After Prom Extravaganza

April 15

JAM is a Safe, Drug- and Alcohol-Free Celebration

The countdown to graduation day for Broomfield High School’s senior class has begun, but first comes Prom followed by the much-anticipated JAM!! This year, JAM (Just After Midnight) will be held on April 15, from 11:45 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. This year’s theme is closely guarded but you can get a sneak peek at the community walk through that night from 7:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m.

JAM is Broomfield High School’s after prom party – a drug- and alcohol-free extravaganza JAM packed with games, gambling, food, and fun. Students don’t even have to go to Prom to come celebrate at JAM with their classmates. The event is open to all Juniors and Seniors and their dates.

This year entertainment will include large inflatables, a casino, old school arcade games, tarot card readers, caricature and henna artists, and food – lots of food. When asked what she is looking forward to at this year’s JAM, BHS Senior Liz Durham said, “The food is gas! The inflatables are top tier! It’s always fun finding out the theme!”

The theme is always revealed at the aforementioned community walk through. In fact, it was at the community walk that this year’s co-chair Ericka Pazol knew she wanted to become involved with the event when the time came. She attended one of the

community walk throughs when her kids were younger and found herself in awe of the amazing decorating that occurred every year. So, when her oldest became a freshman she knew she wanted to be a part of all things JAM!

Since 1990 a large team made up of dedicated parents like Erica and her 2023 co-chair Heather Dunham, along with fantastic teachers, and supportive community members come together to produce JAM. “Working closely with friends and BHS staff, and to watch the community come together is exciting. We have an amazing community that we are lucky to be a part of.”

It takes a special community indeed to put JAM together for the kids and without the dedication of many volunteers it wouldn’t be the major success it has been for the last 33 years. The JAM committee works all year planning, designing, staging, and decorating for the event which alters the look of the interior of the school so much, sometimes the kids don’t even recognize it. The students love being surprised by the theme and the creative decorations

that leave their school so completely transformed they have a hard time guessing where they are in the school. Everyone from neighborhood dentists, tattoo parlors, restaurants, car dealers, realtors, to event and recreation centers come together to donate and sponsor this event so our high schoolers can have a fun, safe, and memorable night. Sill-TerHar Motors and Infinitus Pie (iPIE) are just some of the hundreds of JAM’s longtime supporters. Volunteers are still needed to help set up and run the event and any amount of time you could give would be much appreciated. All are welcome to help, even if you don’t have a BHS student.

To learn more visit www. bhsjam.com.

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FRIENDS of Broomfield Topgolf Tourney to Raise Funds for New Bus

FFRIENDS of Broomfield will host its fourth-annual Topgolf Tournament April 30 at Topgolf in Thornton to raise funds for transportation needs. The organization first hosted the tournament in 2020.

FRIENDS of Broomfield is a nonprofit agency that provides person-centered programs for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It began in 1998 as a grassroots parent advocacy network intended to better the lives of their children with developmental disabilities.

This year, funds raised through the tournament will help the organization purchase a new bus. The total cost of the bus is expected to be about $90,000, but thanks to an anonymous match, only $45,000 still needs to be raised.

“This event, in particular, is important as we need to raise funds for transportation to continue carrying out our mission of enhancing communities by creating opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities,” said Rabin Walters, FRIENDS development officer. “Our participants need access to FRIENDS and their community. Without transportation, our participants and our community would be hindered in their ability to accomplish career goals and lifelong dreams, create new experiences, and strengthen their life skills for growth toward independence.”

Tournament participants will be treated to an All American Lunch Buffet, a presentation about FRIENDS, a team tournament and awards and prizes at the end of the event. The first game played is the score that will be recorded, but players are welcome to continue playing for fun if time allows. Prizes will include Best Team, Best Male Golfer, and Best Female Golfer. There will also be a drawing for one three-month Topgolf Platinum Membership.

Last year, the tournament had 20 teams. This year, FRIENDS is hoping to increase to 25-30 teams.

“With many of the attendees at Topgolf being associated with our corporate sponsors, this is a great way to build

your network, while impacting the lives of our Friends with intellectual and developmental disabilities and enjoying a fun afternoon of golf, food, and drinks,” said Walters.

Fundraising is essential to the programs at FRIENDS, including day, residential, supported employment, and social and travel programs. The day program, for example, provides up to 40 classes per week, including transportation, and the organization also offers weekend trips around Colorado and extended domestic and international trips. These programs are primarily funded through Medicaid, but that only covers about 70 percent to 75 percent of costs.

“We as an organization have to fundraise the other 25-30 percent through events and other avenues,” said Walters.

Upcoming ‘FRIENDraisers’ include a luncheon and fashion show this summer and a variety show in the fall.

Registration for the Topgolf tournament closes April 21. If you cannot make the tournament, but would still like to make a gift that will be matched dollar for dollar, please visit https:// www.friendsofbroomfield.org/items/tgappeal2023.

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Last year, the tournament had 20 teams.
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Celebrate FISH’s 60th Anniversary and Legacy of Helping Broomfield Neighbors in Need

This year marks the 60th anniversary of Broomfield’s FISH (Fellowship in Serving Humanity), founded by women from six different local churches who originally called themselves “Church Women United.” The founders saw a need in the community, and in their first year helped residents with food, rides to appointments, and toys for children at Christmas.

What started out as an organization that served 25 families that first year, has now grown six decades later to a large Food Bank and Family Resource Center serving more than 12,000

unduplicated people per year. That is one in seven Broomfield residents! According to Maggie Sava, the Communications and Media Manager at FISH, the organization was initially run out of people’s homes and operated that way until 1977.

“The mission statement at the time was ‘to give assistance and comfort to anyone needing help and to provide such non-professional services as are necessary and possible’” said Sava. She added that FISH’s mission statement has since changed but the goal remains similar. “To meet our neighbors’ basic human needs and provide them with hope and tools to rise out of poverty.”

Due to a very generous lease agreement with the City and County of Broomfield, FISH has been operating out of 6 Garden

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Center since 2017. The space has enabled FISH to provide a costfree, self-shop marketplace where families can pick out their food with dignity and choice.

The space also enables FISH to spend less on overhead expenses, allowing them to use 93 cents of every dollar donated directly for the families they serve.

And let’s not forget the volunteers! Sava states that volunteers are the heart and soul of the organization, and FISH’s work would not be possible without the vital support. During the 2022 Fiscal Year, FISH had about 1,000 people volunteer giving roughly 20,000 volunteer hours collectively. These neighbors helping neighbors made the Broomfield community truly remarkable!

Sava went on to say that while FISH is best known as a food pantry, they also offer services such as emergency rent, utilities, transportation assistance, referrals to partner organizations, and strengths-based one-on-one support to help families thrive.

One grateful FISH family was quoted saying, “I feel like crying every time I go to FISH because I am so grateful for the things I am able to get for my family in these rough times.”

Another participant said, “The people at FISH make my family feel truly welcome … the food is critical to my family’s health, but the people are the best part. When we are there we do not feel like a poor family needing to use a food bank. We feel like we are

their favorite visitors getting sent home with food and JOY!”

There are different ways the community can help support FISH and celebrate with them! One important way is to become a monthly donor. This is a budget friendly way to help prevent hunger and homelessness in the Broomfield community. You can also volunteer your time in different capacities. More details about both options can be found on the website www.broomfieldfish.org.

But most importantly show your support by helping FISH celebrate six decades of feeding families and fueling hope! The 60th Anniversary celebration is June 22, 2023, at 6 Garden Center in Broomfield from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome! Mark your calendars now!


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The FISH board and staff gathered in February for their annual retreat.
“The people at FISH make my family feel truly welcome.”
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Coverwell Provides Necessary and Worthwhile Home Improvement –Basement Window Well Covers

W“We love what we do, and once your covers are installed, we know you will be happy with the results,” explained Sandra Bay. “Once you put on Coverwell covers, you will never have to buy window well covers again.”

That is right. We’re talking about basement window well covers. It is a home improvement product that you may not give too much thought to until you unexpectedly get a small, helpless critter down there, or accumulate a pile of leaves and debris.

Mark and Sandra Bay founded Coverwell back in 2009 and the company has steadily grown ever since.

The Denver company now employs 12 people, including salespeople, warehouse production staff, office workers, and installers. Coverwell specializes in window well covers

only. The high-quality product is made from a custom clear polycarbonate and is supported by a proprietary aluminum support system that won’t rust. The cover is UV protected, so it won’t yellow, and the product can withstand up to 800 pounds.

“Our custom window well covers are produced in our 6,000 square foot facility utilizing a state-of-theart CNC mill to accurately cut our covers to the specifications of your window wells,” Bay explained.

Whether your house is old or new, benefits of Coverwell custom window well covers include allowing natural light in, keeping all the debris and water out, and the fact that they are as strong as the typical metal grates that are so often seen on basement window wells.

“We love helping our customers make their homes and yards safe for their children, pets, and foundations,” Bay added. “Our years of experience allow us to address any situation that leaves our competitors shaking their heads.”

Plus, Coverwell window well covers are sleek and good looking, too, enhancing the appeal of your home.

As we all know, Colorado offers a variety of sometimes crazy weather, but Coverwell products will not break due to heavy snow, hail or rain. The covers protect your family from injury, provide moderate insulation, and keep out small critters.

Bay concluded, we are not a “man in a van with a jigsaw,” we take our business seriously and feel we make the best window well cover for the Denver metro area.

For more information about Coverwell, visit www.Coverwell.com or call 303-425-8818.

Bette Erickson writes about people, places, and events. Contact her at bette_erickson@hotmail.com.

Coverwell products will not break due to heavy snow, hail or rain. Courtesy photo Coverwell window well covers protect your family from injury, provide moderate insulation, and keep small critters out. Courtesy photo
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After Wild Ride, Broomfield Real Estate Market Starts to Settle

Expert Analysis from Christina Surprenaut, RE/MAX

AAlthough the real estate market continues to have ups and downs, it is showing signs of normalizing compared with the unprecedented growth and pace the market experienced during the past two to three years.

Christina Surprenant, a real estate agent with RE/MAX Momentum, compared recent real estate trends to a rollercoaster ride going 100 miles per hour. A Colorado native, Surprenant is uniquely familiar with the Broomfield real estate market because she lives here with her family. She helped clients sell $40 million of real estate last year, an alltime high not only for herself but also for her company.

Surprenant said both average days on market and price trends are beginning to normalize in Broomfield, and while interest rates are creeping toward 7 percent, they are expected to eventually settle into the mid-5 percent range.

“It’s very rare that we have this type of a market where it’s positive for buyers and positive for the seller,” said Surprenant. “We’re reaching more of a general balance, which is a really nice place to be for everybody.”

The Broomfield market is in a compression phase typical for this time of year, she noted. “We have a lot of buyers coming into our marketplace, but we don’t have enough listings to feed those buyers’ demand. We’re still seeing multiple offers in many cases, and interestingly enough, we’re seeing that activity even over the million-dollar price point.”

Surprenant said home prices continue to increase, though not as steeply as they have in recent years. She expects pricing to increase at a more typical 5 to 6 percent on an annual basis going forward. In addition, days on market have dropped from about three weeks to about one week. Houses priced below $600,000 are still competing heavily with multiple offers over asking price, but the competition is not quite as frenzied with up to 40 buyers competing for the same home as in past years, she said.

During the summer months and into fall, the compression phase typically starts loosening up and stays fairly even through the end of the year, she said.

“Ultimately it’s a great market to be buying and I would say if you can wait toward the end of the year, it’s going to be an ideal market to buy in,” said Surprenant. “If you’re selling, it’s still a great time to sell. It may be that you’re not going to price at the top end of the scale in the third and fourth quarter of the year, but you’re still going to see really solid home value. Values are not wavering.”

For homeowners thinking about selling in the next couple of years, Surprenant said there are a few worthwhile

home projects they can consider now while they are on the sidelines. She encourages homeowners to think about projects that will not only add value but add to their enjoyment of their home while they are still there. An example would be to replace older carpet or flooring, she said.

“Make it something that you love and that you want to live with. It doesn’t have to be the most expensive, glamorous, amazing thing but replace it with something that you’re going to get some enjoyment out of, and that’s a fantastic way to just make your home feel so much more fresh and happy for a buyer.”

She said a fresh coat of updated paint is an inexpensive way to make a home

more appealing to buyers. From a more practical perspective, scoping the home’s sewer line can detect and prevent problems that could be costly when discovered during the contract process of a sale. And in Colorado, having a roofer come out to check for hail damage is usually free and a great way to avoid surprises during an inspection.

Finally, there is no time like the present to clean up and clean out, said Surprenant. “For a lot of my clients planning on making a transition, they start thinking, ‘I’ve lived here for 15 years. I’ve collected all the things!’ Slowly but surely just go ahead and start going through all of those things and start just slowly getting rid of it. If you are making a move across the country do you really want to pay to move all this stuff? Probably not.”

(Pro tip: Broomfield gives residents an opportunity to dispose of large, non-hazardous items that trash haulers do not normally pick up in April and May during the annual Broomfield Spring Cleanup. See page 16 for full details.)

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Windo VanGo: Broomfield’s One-Stop for Custom Blinds, Shades, Shutters and Drapery

AA couple years ago I decided I needed a refresh on the window coverings in my home office. And because I don’t particularly enjoy shopping and wanted a smooth and effortless experience, I chose Broomfield’s Windo VanGo at 1140 US Hwy 287, Ste. 600 in the Broomfield Marketplace to help.

I knew they had designers available to coach me through the endeavor and installers to finish the task.

It was undoubtedly one of the most pleasant shopping and decision-making experiences of my adult life.

“The Broomfield location is unique to being a Centurion Gallery Dealer - meaning we only carry Hunter Douglas products,” explained Windo VanGo owner Andrew Redenbarger. The company is some 29 years old, with hundreds of repeat customers, which speaks to the trust-worthiness of the organization.

In fact, what convinced me to choose Windo VanGo was their Hunter Douglas portfolio brochure. It’s 65pages of fresh takes, creative ideas, and smart solutions for your windows. Shoppers can access it on the Windo VanGo website. It’s a great resource and representation of the available Hunter Douglas window coverings.

The company only focuses on window coverings, so their expertise is specific and targeted.

Redenbarger today is the president of the company his father Ned Redenbarger founded. Windo VanGo now employs 10 people, including three full-time installers and four sales representatives with a unique eye for design.

“My father always said we solve people problems, be it light control, energy efficiency, or style and design,” Andrew said. “This is what makes my job so much fun - solving peoples’ challenges with their window openings and enhancing their home environment.”

Windo VanGo states that its Duette Honeycomb shades are

their most popular product, providing excellent insulation and energy efficiency. Indeed, Windo VanGo is an approved vendor for customers to apply for an Xcel Energy Rebate. Xcel Energy realizes how well homes are insulated with Duettes.

Customers can save up to $1,200 on eligible Hunter Douglas Duette Honeycomb Shades as part of a federal tax credit that supports the purchase of energy-efficient products. With the largest portfolio of window treatments eligible for the federal tax credit, shoppers can prioritize energy efficiency without compromising style.

“When I see a customer’s smile as they walk in to view the complete look of their design effort, it brings me joy.

Window coverings add the finishing touch to a room, giving it personality,” explained employee Tonya Mecum when asked what her favorite part of her job is.

“All of our customers have different tastes, which makes it fun to assist in bringing their vision to life.”

She also noted the retail store is dog-friendly. “We love dogs,” she exclaimed. “We welcome all dogs to come in and visit with their humans.”

For more information about Windo VanGo, visit www. windovango.org or call (303) 420-3788.

Bette Erickson writes about people, places and events. Contact her at bette_erickson@hotmail.com.

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Vintage Eats, Family Treats

Food is good. But food with a story is even better!

I have been watching all kinds of cooking shows in my downtime. My new favorite is a show on Discovery+ called “Family Table.” The host, Andrew Zimmerman, travels across America to visit families and explore their culture and traditional family meals. It fascinates me and inspires me to keep old family recipes alive in my own family.

Do you have recipes that have been in your family for generations? Maybe you have family dinner every Sunday? Or, you have traditions around food that you hold on tight to? Don’t ever let them go!

Years ago when my grandma was getting older, I sat down and made a copy of all of her recipes. I put them together in a “cookbook,” made lots of copies, grandma signed each one, and we passed them out to everyone in the family. After she passed it was such a treasure to have.

Today I am sharing recipes that are easy peasy and that kids love to eat too!

Taco Pie

• 1 package crescent rolls

• 1 lb. ground beef

• 1 package taco seasoning of your choice

• 1 bag Doritos, crushed

• 8 ounces sour cream

• 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

• Lettuce, tomatoes, black olives, salsa as toppings

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Why were recipes that involved Jell-O always called a salad? I mean there were some interesting concoctions out there. Jello-O mixed with peas? Awful.

I did always love this Jell-O salad – it reminds me of potlucks and grandma’s house. It’s not too sweet, and the mix with the salty is fabulous. When I bring it to parties someone always says, “Oh my gosh my grandma used to make this!” A good vintage recipe to keep forever.

• 2 cups crushed pretzels

• ¾ cup butter, melted

• 3 tablespoons white sugar

• 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

• 1 cup white sugar

• 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed

• 2 (3 ounce) packages strawberry flavored Jell-O®

• 2 cups boiling water

• 2 (10 ounce) packages frozen strawberries

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Stir crushed pretzels, melted butter, and 3 tablespoons sugar together until well-combined; mix well and press mixture into the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish. Bake in preheated oven until set, about 8 to 10 minutes; set aside to cool.

Place cream cheese and 1 cup sugar in a large bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth; fold in whipped topping. Spread mixture onto cooled crust. Dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Stir in still-frozen strawberries and allow to set briefly. Pour and spread over cream cheese layer; refrigerate until set, at least 2 hours. Lisa Payne writes about food, family, and home. You can reach her at paynefam6@gmail.com.

Taco Pie

Brown beef into crumbles and season with taco seasoning. Spray a pie pan with canola oil and press the crescent rolls to make a solid crust.

Layer into the crust the ground beef, crushed chips, sour cream, and cheese. Layer until filled to the top.

Bake for 20-30 minutes until crust is nicely browned. Top with any toppings you wish or eat as is.

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The HOME Directory

With spring and summer approaching, you might be thinking about home maintenance or renovations. To help get you started, Our BroomfieldTM has prepared this listing of some local home services companies. Show your home some love with the help of one of these great providers and let them know you found them through Our BroomfieldTM magazine!




1-800-GOT-JUNK? is a full-service junk removal company that is ready to meet all of your clean up needs. They will remove unwanted items, trash, and debris from your home, business, or storage space. Whether you have large or heavy things like furniture, dirty things from home repair projects, or just lots of stuff, they can safely and quickly remove it for you. During your two-hour appointment they will provide you with an up-front all inclusive price to remove all of the items and clean up your space. Contact 1-800-GOT-JUNK? to help remove unwanted items the next time you clean, move, or renovate your home.


Precious Child



A Precious Child is a 501(c)(3) Colorado nonprofit that provides children in need with opportunities and resources to empower them to achieve their full potential. They envision a future where every child grows up to be a secure, self-reliant, contributing member of their community. For over 14 years, A Precious Child has helped thousands of children challenged by poverty, abuse, neglect or crisis situations. With more than 250,000 children in the Denver Metro Area living below the Colorado Self-Sufficiency Standard, A Precious Child is committed to being the change. The Resource Center is a lifeline for children and their families in need. Please consider donating new or gently-used items and help serve our community.

A-1 Concrete Leveling



A-1 Concrete Leveling Denver specializes in Commercial and Residential Concrete Repair and Leveling and Foundation Repair. We have been servicing the North Denver area for over 15 years. Our services include Concrete Leveling, Mudjacking, Injection Foam Concrete Leveling, Concrete Sealing, Caulking, Foundation Repair Piering & Pre-construction. We will evaluate each job individually and determine which process is best and then offer our suggestions. Cleaning, sealing, and caulking your concrete is one of the best investments you can make for your home. The cost of replacing concrete can be extremely high, but saving existing concrete is the most economical way to provide an even, safe surface.

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Absolute Renovations



Absolute Renovations is a family-owned business based out of Broomfield, CO and covers the surrounding Denver metro area. Founded in 2012, we are a member of the chamber of commerce and what separates us from other contractors is our quality craftsmanship and attention to detail. We show up on time, maintain a clean work site, and are transparent throughout every step of the renovation process. My crew has been with me for 5 plus years and money does not drive us as we love what we do. We believe communication is the most important aspect of a successful build and we never markup materials as we do not see the value in it. We are an honest, hard-working, reliable and respectful company. For a free estimate, give Nick a call!


Builders Choice Hardwood


Builders Choice Hardwood has been serving the front range, from Fort Collins to Denver, for 35 years. From hardwood flooring to laminate, expert installers will always make sure customers are satisfied with their service. Builders Choice works with homeowners, property management companies, and custom builders, as well as fire and flood restoration contractors. To schedule an estimate or view their gallery, visit the Builders Choice Hardwood Flooring website.

Aspen Creek Heating & Air



Aspen Creek Heating and Air is a family-owned and operated business, which has served the greater Denver and Boulder area for more than 15 years. They offer sales, service, and installation for residential and commercial HVAC systems. They work on all brands, makes, and models, so their certified experts can help you with the right equipment and services. Their team can do it all, from basic air conditioner check-ups to complete furnace and duct replacements. If you are interested in improving your home or business air quality, reach out to Aspen Creek Heating and Air for superior workmanship at fair and honest prices.

Beyond the Brush Pros



Beyond The Brush Pro painters are ready to help you protect your home and increase its curb appeal. They believe the customer should always be the number one priority, and that commitment is shown by their large base of repeat customers. 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. Beyond The Brush Pros are ready to help you get started on your next interior or exterior painting project with a free, no obligation estimate on an accommodating schedule that works best for you.

Bullard Tree Care



Bullard Tree Care was founded in 2014 and is proud to be a small business that can provide their full dedication and attention to customers. Their services are focused on excellent accountability and covering the small details that can easily be overlooked. Their arborists are ready to help you with ornamental pruning, shrub shearing and shaping, tree planting and removal, and stump grinding. You can be confident in the care you will receive from Bullard Tree Care because they promise to leave your property better than they found it and will not take your payment until the service is to your complete satisfaction. Call to visit with an arborist for free.

Colorado Patio Concepts



We all enjoy our outdoor spaces, but our Colorado climate can be very harsh. Colorado Patio Concepts offers custom designed solutions that can transform your outdoor space to be more enjoyable and useable year-round. Whether it’s a new deck or patio cover, we offer many solutions to choose from including wood and composite decks, an adjustable louvered patio cover that opens and closes with a remote, a translucent cover that allows light to come through and still provide protection or a stylish pergola. We work directly with several manufacturers to be able to provide these options to our customers. All projects are custom designed and engineered to enhance your particular outdoor space and needs.

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Compass - Raven Astrom



Raven’s love and enthusiasm for Colorado and the people that live here is one of the reasons why she loves her job. Raven moved to Colorado when she was young and was raised in Boulder. It was during those years that she fell in love with the state and now enjoys helping families find the right home in the right neighborhood that’s perfect for them. She works hard for her clients, putting them first and helping them understand the housing market and what is available to them. She is a firm believer in dreaming big and is excited to meet with you to discuss your home ownership possibilities.

Coverwell Solutions



“We love what we do, and once your covers are installed, we know you will be happy with the results” That’s right. We’re talking about basement window well covers. This is something we don’t give too much thought to unless you unexpectedly get a small, helpless critter down there, or a pile of leaves and debris. Whether your house is old or new, consider that Coverwell Solutions allow the natural light in, keep the weather out, and are as strong as the typical metal grates that are so heavy and bulky. “Our years of experience allow us to address any situation that our competitors just cannot handle from the back of a van” We take our business seriously and feel we make the best well cover for the Denver metro area. For more information about Coverwell, visit www.Coverwell.com or call (303) 425-8818.

Egress, Inc.



With more than 30 years in construction, this family-owned business has provided egress window and window well services to homeowners and contractors along the entire Colorado Front Range, Rocky Mountain communities and Wyoming. Adding an egress window not only adds enjoyable living space to your home (and therefore more countable square footage for resale value) but it can make an incredible difference in the livability of your basement by bringing natural daylight into your living space. More importantly, a code-compliant egress window provides you and your family an escape route in case of an emergency. Contact Egress, Inc. to get started on your project today!

FirsTier Bank



FirsTier Bank in Broomfield can help you make managing your money easier than ever! With a variety of personal accounts, business accounts, and loan options, you are sure to find what you need to fund your next renovation project. A savings account can help you plan for future projects or put some money away for those often unexpected home expenses. If you are needing something done more quickly, a Real Estate Loan may be what you’re looking for, and they have a variety! The friendly local bankers at FirsTier can help you find the right option with terms and rates that fit your needs.




Fruehauf’s has served communities across Colorado for over 40 years, and continues to provide the finest products and customer service in the patio furniture industry. When you visit their 40,000 square foot store, you will be sure to find exactly what you need to furnish any outdoor space. After an exceptional in-store experience, you can count on same day delivery and custom ordering options. Not every piece of furniture is made the same, especially when it comes to patio furniture. Fruehauf’s knows your chairs and tables need to stand up to the rugged Colorado climate, so they carry only the highest quality brands that stand the test of time and temperature.

Fulcrum Property

Maintenance & Handyman Services



Fulcrum Property Maintenance is a main source solution for your handyman and maintenance needs with 20 years’ experience in both commercial and residential properties. Courteous and professional, our uniformed technicians can help clean up your to-do list and are happy to complete everything from hanging televisions to patching a drywall hole to installing a doorbell camera in your home. We are experienced in rental turns and all aspects of renovations. Fully licensed and insured. Next time something breaks or you want to beautify a space, please give Fulcrum a call at 720-408-5398 or email us at service@fulcrumpm.us.

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Furn Consignment



Furn Consignment is a community-focused, high-end furniture consignment and home goods store. They love bringing people together through events, charity opportunities, and finding that perfect piece of furniture to complete a home. They also love working with local artisans and artists bringing amazing home decor into your space and providing a platform for local talent to share their gifts. Now offering 2nd Friday Art night each month to showcase these talents. Come see us anytime or visit 2nd Friday between 5 pm and 7 pm. “We love the consignment model because it’s good for our planet and great for our community.” Visit Furn to see their one-of-a-kind family owned store and find a unique treasure or to learn about becoming a consignor.

Horizons North Credit Union



Horizons North Credit Union is your local, hometown, credit union! Whether it’s a mortgage or Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC), their friendly expert staff is ready to help. Want to upgrade to your dream kitchen or remodel the bathroom? HNCU can help you choose the right loan for you and your budget. Looking for a new home? Know how much you can afford, before house hunting. HNCU offers personalized service with their in-house mortgage expert. Saving for the future? HNCU offers FREE high rate checking and savings accounts that are insured by the NCUA. Whatever your personal financial needs, Horizons North Credit Union has the home-grown banking experience you deserve.

J&K Roofing



Since 1984, J&K Roofing has helped more than 50,000 homeowners and commercial businesses protect their property from damage in Colorado—throughout the Denver Metro, Front Range, Colorado Springs, and Northern Colorado areas. Their services include Roof Repair & Replacement, Windows, Siding, Solar Panels & Solar Roof Shingles, Storm and Hail Damage, and a Service Department that does Repairs. J&K Roofing stands behind the work that they do, which includes unparalleled customer service, superior work performance, and outstanding product installation. When you start a project with J&K Roofing, you can feel confident you have made the right choice because they will manage every step of the process from start to finish. Call today to schedule a free inspection. Calm After the Storm SM

Koala Insulation of Boulder



Let the insulation experts from Koala Insulation of Boulder show you the many benefits of their high performance insulation! Upgrading the insulation in your home can save you money, increase general health and comfort, reduce your carbon footprint, and reduce outside noise. Koala makes the process easy by personalizing your on-site evaluation, considering your needs and budget, and promptly scheduling your easy installation. You are sure to be impressed with their prompt, clean, and experienced staff and their work that is backed by a lifetime warranty! Reach out for all of your residential, industrial, and commercial insulation needs.

Mountain High Appliance



Mountain High Appliance is proud to be Colorado’s most complete appliance resource. This locally-owned and operated company has been helping people build the kitchens of their dreams since 1993. You can have the full experience of using the appliances before you purchase them when you visit their state of the art showroom. While you are there, you can see live demonstrations of the Energy Star rated products in 12 fully functional kitchens. After you have picked out your favorite appliances, you can look forward to your hassle free delivery and installation by certified professionals. Mountain High Appliance will exceed your expectations throughout the appliance purchase process.




Mr. Dino’s Kitchen and Bath is a third-generation family business specializing in bathroom remodeling. For over 60 years, this Colorado company has provided their customers with the highest quality products and finest services available. Their commitment to excellence is clearly demonstrated by their Gold Star Award from the Better Business Bureau. Their team consists entirely of highly skilled craftsmen who have been factory trained and insured. Their wide range of services includes bathroom remodels, bathroom safety installations, shower door replacement, bidet installation, and more.

Mr. Dino’s Kitchen and Bath can help you find great products at economical costs with a free estimate.

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Olson Lawn Care



In 2014, Richard Olson’s oldest son Brandon formed Olson Lawn Care, LLC (AKA Olson Outdoors). Under the tutelage of his father, Brandon has been in the lawn care, landscaping, and snow removal business for over 20 years. After graduating from Arvada High School in 2000, Brandon earned a bachelor’s degree from Fort Lewis College in Durango, three master’s degrees (University of Sheffield in England, the University of North Dakota, and Penn State University), as well as a Ph.D. from Boston University. While running Olson Lawn Care, LLC, is a full-time job, Brandon also makes time to conduct archaeological research in Cyprus. Brandon has been married to his wife Colleen for almost 20 years and they have three children: Alexis, Caleb and Hoyt. Olson Lawn Care, LLC, is a Colorado company and family-oriented business through and through.

ProGreen of Denver



If you are looking for maintenance free landscaping, pet yards, or a custom putting green, ProGreen of Denver has you and your yard covered! They are your local experts on 100% American-Made artificial turf. They can help you design the perfect outdoor environment that will last, allowing you to enjoy your yard instead of working on it. For more than 30 years, ProGreen has strived for complete customer satisfaction regardless of the size or complexity of the job. Schedule a free estimate for your residential or commercial project!

PuroClean Disaster Response



When water, mold, or fire damage occurs in your Colorado home or business, call PuroClean Disaster Response to start your journey to full recovery. Don’t leave your disaster recovery up to chance, or even worse, a questionable provider. PuroClean Disaster Response has a proven combination of training, state-of-the-art equipment, and efficient relationships with insurance and other partners in our area. The pros at PuroClean are trained and certified residents of our local community who are ready to bring your property back to a safe and secure standard of living. Give them a call, they are happy to answer any questions and share how they can help.

Red Rocks Roof & Solar



Red Rocks Roof & Solar is focused on exceptional customer service from start to finish of your project. Instead of focusing on profits, they are dedicated to obtaining quality client relationships and fostering community ties. Your project is in the best of hands in a locally owned and community focused company with decades of experience amongst their staff. The difference is in their company standards, including a guaranteed activation date, non-fluctuating prices during project progress, and a passion for veteran and Hispanic communities. Achieve energy ownership and independence with the help of Red Rocks Roof & Solar.

ReMax - Christina Surprenant



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Christina Surprenant is a Colorado native with nearly 20 years of real estate experience. Her goal is to service clients to their exact needs, so they have a home buying experience worth raving about. She does not disappoint in this regard, as she holds awards for the last ten years including the RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement award. She is recognized by her clients for her attention to detail, knowledge, and responsiveness. She can help you every step of the way, from narrowing your options, to inspections, and negotiations. In such a competitive real estate market, you will be glad to have Christina on your team.

Ripcord Painting



Ripcord Painting is a Veteran and Woman

owned business. We offer a free lifetime interior touch-ups program (terms and conditions apply) and free color consultations to help you choose the perfect hue for your space. We also have systems and processes in place to ensure that our clients are communicated with every step of the way. We know that home improvement projects can be stressful, so we strive to make the process as smooth and transparent as possible. If you or anyone you know is looking for top-notch painting services, look no further. Ripcord Painting is here to help you solve your painting needs and guide you through the process so you can experience Your Vision Come to Life. If you only get to one project to do this year, start with your kitchen cabinets…you won’t regret it!

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could not have been more impressed with In Memoriam. The professionalism, attention to detail and overall care and sympathy they showed us in our darkest hours was amazing. They have and still are answering all of our questions as we navigate the loss of our father. The warm boutique type atmosphere was so inviting and comforting compared to other places that tend to be stale and cold. We as a family would highly recommend In Memoriam when you are dealing with some of the hardest

“We as a family Personalized Funeral and Cremation Services Meaningful Pre-Planning Options Thoughtful Memorialization
your life.” What’s going on in Broomfield ? Visit Broomfield.org/OurBroomfield for details Broomfield Heights Stormwater and Pedestrian Improvements as well as Sign Code Update Yard Pals and Victim Advocates One Book One Broomfield Committee and Spring Cleanup Land a summer job with a flexible schedule, great pay and take the next steps in your career by joining the City and County of Broomfield team. Apply today at Broomfield.org/Jobs! Get Involved PARTICIPATE IN THESE COMMUNITY PROGRAMS... Employment Opportunities START YOUR CAREER AT CCOB... Volunteer in Broomfield SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER WITH... Connect With Your Community GUIDE DECISIONS ON TOPICS SUCH AS... April 2023 | Our Broomfield™ Magazine 43

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Roll ‘em Out Shelves



Roll ‘em Out Shelves is a family owned and operated Colorado company that has been helping people customize their homes for nearly two decades. Their products are made right here in Colorado and are as customizable and unique as your home. Their goal is to provide quality products and customer service every time, and they back it up with their lifetime guarantee. With customized storage creations you can look forward to more clean, organized, and functional cabinets. Your kitchen is not the only place that can benefit from smooth and accessible shelving; consider adding shelving to your bathroom, closet or garage. Call Roll ‘em Out Shelves for an in-home estimate.

The Electricians



Founded in 2020, The Electricians is your new family-owned and operated company (we even got mom and dad involved!)

Our mission as your electrical provider is to change the way you see electricians. Safety, quality, integrity, and ethics are the foundation of our business. We decided to start our company prioritizing our customers and employees first. We take pride in our work and will not be satisfied until you are! No job is too big or too small so call us today!




We are a small family-owned business with over 13 years of experience in the HVAC industry. We pride ourselves in customer service and listen to our customers’ needs. We strive to exceed the expectations by ensuring that each of our clients receives individualized service and never feels rushed. Whether you need a maintenance check, emergency repair or a whole heating and cooling system replacement - we are available to handle all your needs. We provide service and installation for high efficiency furnaces, AC’s, boilers, whole house humidifiers, UV lights etc. We are fully licensed, insured, reliable and ready to serve any of your needs.

TYCO Plumbing



TYCO Plumbing is proud to bring honesty, professionalism, and integrity into every customer’s home. The company is owned by a skilled licensed Master Plumber who specializes in residential plumbing and perfectionist-style craftsmanship. They offer а wide range of repairs for home appliances including garbage disposals, gas piping, leaking toilets, and water heaters. The team is also qualified for installation, maintenance, and repair on most kitchen elements, like faucets, sinks, drain lines, and water filtration systems. TYCO plumbing will be ready with a quick and professional response to any of your common and inconvenient plumbing problems or major emergency replacement needs.

Unique Heating & Air



The hard-working professionals of Unique Heating and Air Conditioning want to help you make sure your HVAC system is ready to run at its best. They offer installation and repairs for HVAC, furnaces, AC units, water heaters, indoor air quality products, humidifiers, UV lights, air cleaners, and air ducts. They are experienced and knowledgeable with all brands, so you can be confident that their NATE-certified technicians will provide you with excellent service. Their fair pricing and quick service through their 24/7/365 system will meet your needs in a reliable way. This family owned and operated company is ready to help you breathe better.




Did you know that WeatherTech’s product line extends beyond car mats? In fact, they offer many solutions to help keep your home clean, comfortable, and organized. Plus, WeatherTech’s home line boasts the same great quality as its well-known automotive products. Visit the local showroom to see home and business products such as the popular ComfortMat™, phone and tablet holders, trays and mats for both indoor and outdoor spaces, and even some gadgets to tame bathroom clutter. There’s always more to explore when it comes to WeatherTech!

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Windo VanGo



Windo VanGo is proud to offer Hunter Douglas window fashions in Broomfield, CO. Their professional and knowledgeable team has been serving our community for over 28 years with over 400 5-star reviews on Google. If you have a window that needs covering, they have the perfect custom blinds, shades, shutters, roller shades, and drapery to fit your needs. Automate the shades to control when you want the light to come in. Come to their Hunter Douglas showroom or schedule an in-home consultation so their window experts can show you all they have to offer this season

Window Replacement Denver



Window Replacement Denver was founded to provide home and business owners in the Denver Metro area with full-service and worry-free restoration and installation solutions. Unlike many other repair contractors, we take a comprehensive approach, ensuring a streamlined process that eliminates any risk of service lapses that can put your property at risk. As a one-stop shop, we can provide a detailed inspection to accurately assess all damage, assistance with insurance claims to ensure you receive a fair payout, and expert restoration services that are often an upgrade from what you originally had on your home.

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Colorado’s Universal Preschool Program Makes Early Learning Accessible

In the Fall of 2023, Colorado will see the start of Universal Preschool for all Colorado kids who turn four on or before October 1, and for qualifying 3 years olds. This is exciting news that can save Colorado families an average of up to $6,000 a year. The November 2020 election saw voters approve Proposition EE, which increases taxes on nicotine products and use generated revenue towards health and education programs including preschool funding.

Children in preschool are so busy playing every day they don’t realize they are learning concepts that will help them later in school. Gross motor skills are developed while they play at recess with friends. They advance fine motor skills through painting, drawing, and the use of scissors. Foundations of mathematics begin by rote counting and sorting. Problem solving skills are built while piecing together puzzles and play-

ing board games. Preschool is a language rich environment where a child’s vocabulary expands dramatically. Preschool students work hard every day by playing and falling in love with learning.

The Universal Preschool Program allows families to choose the right half-day (15 hours a week) program for their child, whether it is in a licensed community-based, school-based or at home-based preschool setting. Registration started in January of 2023 and by early March 26,000 families had been matched with one of their requested preschools. There are more than 3,000 applications in process to be matched with the 1,649 licensed and registered providers. Jessica Jones, director of Broomfield Early Childhood Council said it is not too late to sign up and the matching process happens on a rolling schedule multiple times during the registration window.

To register, families can go to the link found at upk.colorado. gov or to Broomfield’s own Broomfield Early Childhood Coun-

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cil’s website broomfieldecc.org. There parents can find a list and map of providers to help them choose the schools that fit their family’s needs, from location to services provided. Documents needed for registration are proof of date of birth, residency, and proof of income, if requesting more than 15 hours per week. Families with kids in full-time care will find 15 hours deducted off their tuition bill.

Children who turn three on or before October 1, may be eligible due to qualifying factors, such as low household income, the child is on an IEP (individual education plan), dual language

learner and/or their housing status. These qualifying factors can also help families who need more than 15 hours a week and would like to qualify for 30 hours a week. Please see Broomfield Early Childhood Council’s website for more information on these qualifications.

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cil has close working relationships with all the Broomfield providers and are proud that the quality of standards here in Broomfield are high. The Universal Preschool Program ensures a quality preschool experience can be available to all Colorado’s preschoolers.

Visit Our Website for a Virtual Tour! www.balswan.org CCAP Accepted We Accept Colorado Preschool Program (CPP) through Adams 12 www.lilfriends.org 303-466-6308 Email: delois@balswan.org 1145 East 13th Avenue in Broomfield, CO INCLUSIVE Individualized Education IN AN Env ment Env ment ENROLL NOW FOR THE 2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR! N Off ing: Full-Day 2 Year Old Classes!
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Preloved Modern, Vintage Furniture, Art, & Retro Home Decor NOW OPEN! Consignment – A fancy French word for we sell your stuff and share the proceeds with you. We provide a fun, friendly, fantastic retail venue to turn couches into cash and dressers into dollars. Come in and talk to us about consigning your items, and see what treasures you can find! Visit our website for a look at our current inventory and a list of all of the preloved items we are looking for! www.furnllc.com (970) 799-2555 | 3800 West 144th Ave, Suite A100 | Broomfield Gift Cards Available! Join us April 14 from 5-7pm for our artist exhibition! Meet the local artist of the month and enjoy refreshments on us. 303.466.6386 1000 Depot Hill Road Broomfield, CO 80020 (HWY 287 & West 10th) buenostiemposrestaurant.com FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED SINCE 1986! DINE-IN SERVICE TAKE-OUT FULL MENU AND MARGARITAS CATERING AVAILABLE FREE POKER NIGHTS WEDNESDAYS, THURSDAY AND FRIDAY AT 7PM Buy One Entrée & 2 Beverages and Receive Your Second Entrée 1/2 OFF! Must Present This Ad. Dine-In Only. Equal or Lesser Value. One per order. Not valid with any other offers, discounts, or happy hour. Expires 4/30/23. OBF
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Water Fire Mold Biohazard www.puroclean.com/pdr-co (720) 773-3400 For more information, contact the Stormwater Management Program at 303.464.5648 or visit BROOMFIELD.ORG/WASTEWATER One of the leading causes of water pollution is landscaping material (rocks , compost, dirt, etc.) that is deposited in the curb and gutter. This kind of material can get washed away in stormwater runoff. Storm sewers discharge directly into creeks , streams a nd ponds untreated. It is illega l and a violation of the Broomfield Municipal Code to dispose of or allow materials other than stormwater to discharge into the storm s ewer system Keep Broomfield’s Stormwater clean! Have your landscape material delivered in your driveway or find a staging area on your property when conducting landscaping projects. Thank you f or doing your part! D O I N G S O M E L A N D SC A P IN G T H I S S U M M E R ? M Spring Special! $250.00 off each full sized window well installation Call now for a free onsite estimate! 303.438.6888 Rusty Window Wells? Call on the Experts! Services offered: • Egress Windows • Window Well Replacements • Custom Window Wells • Water Mitigation • Replacement Windows • Licensed & Insured • 30+ years experience • All work Guaranteed • All work done with in house trained employees • No subcontractors answers@egressinc.net www.egressescapewindows.com April 2023 | Our Broomfield™ Magazine 49

Meet Debbie Kunz, Director of Bal Swan Children’s Center

Editor’s Note: Each month Raven Astrom profiles a different community member from her website, TheFacesofBroomfield.com. Thank you, Raven, for this great endeavor to help us get to know each other better!

Froma young age, I have had two primary loves: human connectedness and music. As a teen, I spent most of my free time babysitting and developing a love specifically for young children. While I was dreaming about a fulfilling career post college graduation, I decided I wanted to start a school grounded primarily in the principle of love. My academic achievements were important to me, but I also knew that humans need love first if they are to achieve their potential, and there was a part of me that wished I had been more grounded in my own sense of self worth.

If I was going to commit my life to anything, it was to doing something to help people know they are valued, loved, cherished, and unique. For more than 20 years, that commitment was

embodied through my work as a parent educator in Saint Joseph, Missouri. Sitting on living room floors with families of young children, I connected with parents as they embraced their role as parents and learned about this new little person in their lives. As our children grew and I had more time to commit to work, I became the Director of our school district’s parent education program and eventually obtained my Master’s Degree in Social Work.

Seemingly out of nowhere, I learned about Bal Swan Children’s Center, and knew that my young adult dream of working in a school grounded in love could be realized! In 2018, I became the Executive Director of Bal Swan Children’s Center, where it is my greatest privilege to lead a place centered on supporting families and young children from a social, emotional, and academic perspective.

Q: Please tell us a little bit about your family.

My husband and I met while working for the international non-profit, Up with

People. While working for Up with People, we traveled to cities throughout the world promoting human understanding through service, music, and relationships. With our two children, we carried on many of our passions through involvement in local theatre, long road trips to all corners of our country, and service to our neighbors in need.

Q: What are a couple of your favorite restaurants in our community?

A: Frolic Brewery and North Side Tavern.

Q: What advice would you give to people? Trust your worthiness, stay grounded in faith, and love those around you.

Q: What is your favorite thing or something unique that you appreciate about our community?

A: I love Broomfield’s commitment to Open Space.

Q: Who inspires you to be better?

A: My children. I want to demonstrate for them that I can continue to change and grow as I age, and I want to be a model for them.

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Avista Hospital’s New Life Birth Center: Where Precious Lives Enter the World

Back in 2017, Avista Adventist Hospital opened up its New Life Birthing Center. The facility is recognized as the area’s preferred birthing center in a hospital that consistently scored among the nation’s top 100 hospitals for patient, physician, and employee satisfaction.

The New Life Center offers a variety of luxuries and necessities for soon to be moms and their families including spacious private birthing suites for labor, delivery, and recovery, that even have a sofa sleeper for a birthing couch, or for excited dads-to-be. Some of Colorado’s most dedicated and knowledgeable doctors and nurses work hard to provide mom and baby with world class care.

Services include 24-hour in-house anesthesia coverage and OB physicians for immediate access. Avista offers the area’s only Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) staffed with round the clock neonatal nurse practitioners for those little ones who need a little extra love and specialized care.

Every mom has a vision of what they want their labor and delivery to be like. At New Life Birth Center, the birthing team is dedicated to working with each family to shape the birth experience by making sure there are few, if any surprises during delivery. Soon to-be parents will decide on things like pain management or if a completely natural childbirth is desired. This is the time to let the team know if there are important cultural or spiritual rituals to honor. The team is there to help with things like who will be in the room when the big moment arrives, sibling visiting hours, and if the spouse will stay the night.

The journey begins with a tour of the state-of-the-art facility, which once again is now offered in person for the first time since March of 2020. Avista also offers a wide range of classes taught by experienced nurses and certified childbirth educators to prepare new parents. Childbirth preparation classes will give parents a sense of what labor is going to be like, comforting tech-

niques to use and how the brith partner can help in every part of the process. Breastfeeding classes cover the essentials of breastfeeding in an interactive online course. Newborn classes help parents learn what to expect in caring for baby for the first six weeks and beyond. Other classes offered include; Infant/Child CPR, sibling preparedness, and even a daddy boot camp for dads who want to know as much as possible.

Avista Hospital’s New Life Birth Center has repeatedly earned the “Women’s Choice” Award as a Top 100 Hospital for both patient experience and obstetrics. At Avista Hospital, they are committed to your baby’s health and wellbeing, and support the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics, and Neonatal Nurses.

To learn more, visit https://www. centura.org/location/avista-adventist-hospital/birth-center to schedule a New Life Center tour or pre-delivery consultation with one of the New Life Nurses today.

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