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A Proud Partner of the Business Community Since 1960 The Broomfield Chamber of Commerce has been a proud partner of the business community since 1960. The Chamber Team, Board of Directors, Ambassadors, Leads Groups and Committees work with our members to increase their Return on Involvement, therefore ensuring economic vitality. The Broomfield Chamber is proud to continue their partnership with the City and County of Broomfield as well as the Small Business Development Center to provide resources to start-up businesses and entrepreneurs as well as those businesses that are looking to grow. The Chamber also takes an active role in business attraction and retention in the area. Through this partnership, the Chamber continues to host a satellite location for the Front Range Community College North Metro Denver Small Business Development Center. Various events and programs hosted by the Chamber bring like-minded business leaders together to make connections, share innovative ideas and provide a supportive environment for business success. The Chamber has industry experts that share their knowledge and resources, providing the tools needed for any and all stages of business including business creation and expansion. Navigating through public policy and legislative issues while building relationships with local, state and federal officials, the Broomfield Chamber recognizes that nothing can change a business faster than legislation. The Chamber is also working to provide solutions to regional issues for a business-friendly environment through the Northwest Chamber Alliance, our partnership

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with the Boulder, Longmont, Superior and Latino Chambers. Economic vitality is dependent on a foundation of relevant education and the experience necessary to develop a strong workforce. The Chamber collaborates with business leaders to define and address the needs of the community and leverage the talents and resources of their member businesses to foster economic opportunities for all. Although the Broomfield Chamber still prides itself on being unique and not your ordinary chamber, the main focus moving forward is to provide the access needed by organizations and industries to continue to strengthen the business community. The Chamber provides that access

through various programs and events such as the HYPE young professionals group, the Ambassador Program, Leads Groups, Taste It Broomfield, the Broomfield Days Trade Fair and more. The Broomfield Chamber recognizes that each business is unique and may require different types of access for their business

needs. The Chamber welcomes a two-way dialogue so that all efforts are directly targeted towards those needs, providing the value businesses deserve for their investment. For more information contact the Broomfield Chamber of Commerce, 105 Edgeview Drive, Suite 410, Broomfield, call 303.466.1775 or visit



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The C-130 aircraft lands at Rocky Mountain Airport. Scientists from NCAR, NSF and CSU, are working together on a major field project on wildfire emissions beginning next month.

Airport is a lifeblood of region

Facility is economic driver

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Despite a decade-long slump, and a recent stir about noise complaints, officials believe that things are really looking up at Rocky Mountain Municipal Airport near Broomfield. “The 2008 economic crash significantly affected airport operations,” said Airport 4 • BROOMFIELD LIFE 2019

Manager Paul Anslow, who said operations are growing at about a 12 percent annual pace now. “We are just now about reaching the numbers we had prior to that, roughly 174,000 operations (takeoffs and landings) annually.” Rocky Mountain is reliever airport for Denver International, able to land passenger-carrying jets on its 9,000foot main runway, but is still officially a General Aviation airport. In fact, seldom is Rocky Mountain used for large jets, and the runway

construction can only serve a limited number of large jets, but that’s not to say the majority of flights are recreational, Anslow noted. Typically, 45 percent of the air traffic here will be corporate, 40 percent general aviation and 15 percent “transient aircraft,” Anslow said. “We have generally a lot of weekend operations. Business generally fly Monday through Friday, but (pilot) students are generally flying on Saturdays and Sundays, which are our busiest days.”

But even though the traffic is just again reaching it historical peak, complaints about aircraft noise have been fairly steady, especially from the Rock Creek section of Superior, according to a recent story in the Broomfield Enterprise. The town recently joined with the city of Louisville to pay a consultant $30,000 to study noise mitigation solutions. “I think we’re taking a holistic approach to working with the consultant,” Anslow said. “We willing to figure

out if there are some things we can do, but there a lot of things we can’t do. “I wouldn’t call it a problem here,” he added. “At all airports nationwide, noise is somewhat of an issue.” Babette Andre, a certified flight instructor at the airport, said the airport is already has noise mitigation efforts in place. Rock Creek is near the western end of the runway, and since the wind primarily comes from the west, pilots are flying See AIRPORT on 48



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Peak Dental Health

Expert Care That Will See You Smiling

Sometimes a smile says it all. As much as it can convey warmth, sincerity and confidence, a healthy mouth is a crucial part of your whole health; in getting where you want to be, a trusted dentist is your greatest ally. At Peak Dental Health, Dr. Brett Nelson and his team are dedicated to helping you achieve optimal oral health, and that perfect smile you’ve always dreamed of. What’s more, they strive to make it convenient, affordable and comfortable. Located at 340 E 1st Avenue, Peak Dental Health has always been locally owned and operated, and Dr. Nelson intends to keep it that way. This past January, Dr. Nelson was thrilled to realize the opportunity to step in as the third owner of the longstanding practice. A second-generation dentist originally from Indiana, Nelson moved to Colorado in 1999. A member of the American Dental Association, Colorado Dental Association, Boulder Broomfield Dental Society, and the Broomfield Chamber of Commerce, he is a certified Invisalign provider and is further certified and licensed in sedation dentistry. “It’s always been a dream of mine to own my own practice,” Nelson says. “I’m thrilled to


be able to do so here in Broomfield. This is an incredible community.” At Peak Dental Health, patients are top priority. Nelson and his team work assiduously to cultivate a warm, welcoming, and comfortable environment that serves to set all who enter at ease. “Dr. Nelson is very easygoing, and extremely caring,” says Teresa Martinez, a dental assistant at the practice for thirteen years. “Patients may walk in apprehensive sometimes. They talk with Dr. Nelson; they leave happy – readily scheduling their next appointment. Plus, we have a great team environment. We all enjoy each other, and most of all we’re all committed to our patients. We all do our best to provide the very best care possible for them.” Do you feel apprehension when it comes to dental work? Dr. Nelson and his team get where you’re coming from. “There are three main concerns that people have with dental care,” Nelson says. “Cost, fear, and convenience. We strive to work with people to help with all of these.” Peak Dental Health’s office is centrally located near the library and post office, easily accessible, and features a large parking area.

Appointments are available as early as 7 a.m. and as late as 7 p.m. When it comes to cost, Peak Dental Health accepts dental insurance plans and also offers an in-office discount plan. They further provide zeropercent financing options through Care Credit and Lending Club. Treatments including dental implants can be completed in easy payments of $100-200 per month in most cases. Dr. Nelson makes a point of providing what he refers to as “golden rule” dentistry. “I treat all patients exactly as I would treat my closest friends and family members,” he says. “We take great pains to offer comfortable service.” Patients are cared for in five brightly-lit treatment rooms with plenty of windows; a private room is available for those preferring more discretion. The practice holds a Colorado minimal sedation license, and offers everything from nitrous oxide to I.V. sedation as desired. At Peak Dental Health patients are truly heard, and their needs are responded to on an individual basis – no boilerplate plans. “We’re able to customize plans to allow patients to maintain their teeth for life and get the smile they want,” Nelson says.

“Often, people come to me burdened by the feelings that certain negative outcomes are inevitable, based on their parents’ experience. The reality is, there are very few instances where we’re not able to improve someone’s dental health and give them a great smile. We believe in early intervention. We want to stay in front of issues rather than react to them wherever we can.” Dr. Nelson and his team are happy to take the time to help patients understand what it would take to improve their smile through free consultations. “We strive to give our patients all the tools and information they need, whether someone simply needs a crown or wants cosmetic procedures for a more youthful look,” Nelson says. “It’s a partnership, and we make a plan together.” Learn more at Peak Dental Health’s newly updated website, Guaranteed, you will come out of each visit smiling, a little more brightly. Peak Dental Health, 340 E 1st Ave Suite 202, Broomfield, 303.466.4646,

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with the sense of community you deserve! As a member of Applewood Pointe of Broomfield, a 62+ cooperative community, you will get a lifestyle that will enhance the things you like to do most. If you’re looking for an ownership opportunity, without the hassles of home maintenance, this is for you! Enjoy meeting your neighbors, work on a project in

the Wood Shop, take a Pilates class or read a book in one of the many beautiful spaces within the community. If you like to travel, just lock the door behind you and go see the world – not worrying about anything at home. The cooperative lifestyle gives you all the flexibility you need to live your life to the fullest!


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Applewood Pointe

Applewood Pointe Cooperative Communities Comes to Broomfield If you’re a senior seeking an active, engaged, low-maintenance Front Range retirement community, look no further than Applewood Pointe of Broomfield. With plans to break ground this fall, construction on the 100-home community is projected to be complete in 2021. Featuring two bedroom, one-level homes ranging from 1,272 to 1,839 square feet, Applewood Pointe promises high value and low stress. Cooperative Living Applewood Pointe offers all the convenience you’d expect from condominium or apartment-style living with the perks of homeownership. Residents aren’t just purchasing a place to live; they’re also buying a share of the non-profit corporation of the cooperative. Not only does this system allow the community to operate at a relatively low cost, it also means residents get a voice in community affairs. They’re their own landlords – minus the hassles of snow removal and lawn care. Location The campus, which is slated to cover over seven sprawling acres, will be conveniently located just east of Broomfield Open Space at the southeast corner of the intersection of E. Midway and Lowell. With easy access to 287 and I-25, Applewood Pointe of Broomfield will be just a stone’s throw from amenities like restaurants, retail establishments, and a popular recreation center. Amenities While each unit promises natural light and plenty of space, residents are likely to find themselves taking advantage of the many amenities offered beyond their front doors. Common areas residents are sure to enjoy include the club room, community gardens, a craft studio,

a library, a fitness center, a great room, heated underground parking with a car wash, a woodworking shop, bike storage, and more. Security Applewood Pointe residents will rest easy knowing that safety is one of the community’s top priorities. Each home comes with a storage unit with keyed access as well as a secure key fob security system for building entry and the garage door. Trash chutes on each floor eliminate the need to walk across the parking lot to the Dumpster on a cold or icy night. Additionally, Applewood Pointe will have security cameras throughout the campus.

a kitchen island with modern, stylish pendant lights, and a fiberglass, antiskid combination shower/tub with grab bars. Plus, every unit has its own full-size washer and dryer. Say goodbye to carrying heavy laundry baskets up and down the stairs! With ten different floor plans to choose from, there will be something to suit nearly every taste. For those wishing to bring their four-legged friends, up to two dogs or cats, each weighing up to 25 pounds, are welcome. Planning to welcome outof-town guests? Applewood Pointe makes it easy. Just reserve one of the cooperative’s guest suites, which are available to rent at a rate well below the cost of a hotel.

Easy living All of Applewood Pointe’s homes have two bedrooms and two bathrooms, with some including a den or sunroom. Standard features include crown moldings, an electric, self-cleaning, glass top range,

Community Applewood Pointe of Broomfield comes as the latest addition to the Applewood Pointe family, with roots in Minnesota. Says Applewood Pointe team member Chuck Ellis, future residents can trust that when

they move in, they’ll become part of a solid tradition of community. “With over 2,000 residents living in 14 different Applewood Pointe cooperative communities, it has been our experience that the cooperative lifestyle is one that allows adults 62 and better to thrive, engage, and grow their personal levels of socialization and participation as they live with friends and neighbors from a broad variety of professional backgrounds and life experiences.” Not only that but with cooperative living comes a high degree of what Ellis calls emotional ownership. “In addition to owning their beautiful home, all homeowners have a share of the non-profit cooperative community itself; the building, the grounds, and all of the beautiful common areas.” Could Applewood Pointe be your future home? For more information visit or call 720.499.1083.




Rundus Funeral Home & Crematory

A Strong Broomfield Heritage

For decades, Broomfield residents have turned to Rundus Funeral Home & Crematory during some of life’s most difficult moments. Rundus is a family business that has been serving the community with compassion and top-notch customer service for over 25 years. Established by Vince and Jenna Rundus, the funeral home has been owned for the past year and a half by Kim and Dennis Bridges. “We are proud to continue the wonderful heritage of the Rundus family,” says Kim. What sets Rundus apart? Above all else, it’s the people on their team, who carry impressive credentials and years of experience that not all funeral home staff can claim. Manager Katie Kantor has met with hundreds of families and has a four-year degree in mortuary science. All Rundus’ funeral directors have degrees from nationally accredited

colleges, have passed national board exams and have served apprenticeships. Family Services Manager Michael Dudley participates in more than 20 community outreach seminars per year on a wide range of topics, including preplanning, financial benefits for veterans and even the loss of pets. Rundus provides both immediate assistance and preplanning services. And when a family calls on Rundus in their time of need, they can rest assured that their loved one will never leave

Rundus’ care. Unlike other funeral homes, Rundus never contracts out any of their services. They even operate their own private crematory on the premises. Their caring team provides compassionate support every step of the way to create a personalized tribute that is both meaningful and affordable. In 2018, the Bridges began a major renovation of Rundus Funeral Home which is nearly complete. The renovation provides the highest level of comfort and convenience. The updated

kitchen, visitation room, chapel, lobby, arrangement office and reception room now feature soft but modern features and warm lighting. Beautiful statement furniture pieces are being added now, including two gorgeous rough marble tables in the entry foyer. In a nod to tradition, Vince and Jenna Rundus’ white baby grand piano now stands in the chapel. Parking lot renovations will be the last step of the project. Rundus is open and taking care of families during the remodel. They will host an open house in June when the renovations are complete. In the meantime, this traditional, familyowned funeral home won’t stop carrying on its commitment to helping families craft funerals that are just as unique as each life that they celebrate. Rundus Funeral Home & Crematory, 1998 W. 10th Ave., Broomfield, 303.460.1414,

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Kerwin Plumbing & Heating

A Full Range of Residential, Commercial Services When it comes to repairing or updating plumbing in a home or business, Kerwin Plumbing & Heating, Inc. offers a long list of services from replacing a faucet to a full remodeling and new commercial construction. Kerwin Plumbing & Heating, Inc. at 11704 Teller St. in Broomfield, is a second generation, family operated business that had its start in 1978. “One of our biggest claims to fame is that we’ve been in business over 40 years. We’re deeply entrenched in the Broomfield community and beyond.” said Phil Boruch, Service Manager for Kerwin Plumbing. The business had its start when Bill Kerwin, Sr. and his wife, Carol, moved to Colorado from Illinois and decided to start a business. Initially, they managed Kerwin Plumbing out of their home with eight employees. They offered a number of residential services, including drain cleaning, backflow installation, water heater and disposal

installation along with commercial construction. In 1985, their son, Bill Kerwin, Jr. joined the staff, later becoming president and buying the business when his parents retired in 1997. Kerwin Plumbing & Heating now has a staff of 40 and just expanded its warehouse. Under his tenure, Kerwin, Jr. has concentrated on growing the commercial division to design and

build plumbing systems for industrial and commercial improvements and for new commercial construction. The division works directly with architects, engineers and contractors to design and install systems in schools, large retail projects, grocery stores, community centers and medical office buildings. In 2002, Kerwin, Jr., re-launched the service division to provide residential and commercial remodeling projects and repair services, such as

replacing a faucet or water heater and drain cleaning. The company aims to make customer service a priority and is focused on caring for the environment, using the latest energy and water saving technologies and green plumbing products, such as energy efficient tankless water heaters, low-flow toilets and shower heads and faucets. “Our goal is to offer the best value to the customer,” Kerwin said. “They get our quality service for a fair price.” “You Always Win With Kerwin!” Kerwin plumbing & Heating also is involved in the local community as well. It is part of the Broomfield Chamber of Commerce and Broomfield Community Foundation and supports several nonprofits. Kerwin Plumbing & Heating, 11704 Teller Street, Broomfield, 303.466.3581,

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Broomfield FISH

Support Neighbors In Need

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Is there poverty in Broomfield? Absolutely. On average the families who visit FISH work at least one full-time job, but earn less than $2,000 per month and pay more than 70 percent of their total income on housing costs. It only takes one crisis – a health issue, a layoff from a job, a large car repair – to put families on the verge of homelessness. In 2018, FISH helped stabilize more than 460 families through our programs. Take “Rowena,” who is 66 years old, on disability, and taking care of her two young grandchildren. She had been struggling for more than a year and finally ran out of things she could sell to make extra money. When it came down to paying rent or buying groceries for the family, she heard about FISH. She says “FISH is one of the finest, most caring organizations I have ever seen. They give you help and hope for tomorrow!” The mission at Broomfield FISH is to meet neighbors’ basic human needs and provide them with the hope and tools to rise

out of poverty. FISH began as a food pantry more than 55 years ago, but has since grown into a family resource center that offers food, emergency financial assistance, referrals to other community agencies, and one-on-one mentoring. The organization’s goal is to ensure that nobody goes hungry and that families have the resources and support they need to become self-reliant. In 2018, FISH served more than 6,000 unduplicated people – more than half of whom were children and seniors on a fixed income – and gave out nearly 900,000 pounds. Broomfield FISH really need your help! The requests for client assistance from FISH have doubled since 2017. There are several ways to get involved. You can host a food drive, adopt a critical need shelf or volunteer at an event. Follow Broomfield FISH on social media for its most current needs and events, donate via amazon wishlists and or make a financial contribution to support its programs. Broomfield F.I.S.H., 6 Garden Center, Broomfield, 303.465.1600,

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A New World of Recreational and Medical Cannabis Ajoya is sleek and modern. The circular lights in the ceiling change color from green to purple to blue, reflected on the gleaming floor, the modern circular couches, the sleek glass showcases. It’s like a jewelry counter in Milan or Paris, displaying its wares beautifully. This is the new world of recreational and medical cannabis. When Ajoya launched its shop in Louisville in 2015, it was the beginning of a new shopping experience. Joey Gindi was there to throw open the doors when cannabis became legally recreational. In 2009, Joey’s brother Shaun Gindi started a medical store called Compassionate Pain Management. It was about 1,000 square feet and offered massage and wellness programs as well as medical sales. Due to the regulations, customers went into the lobby, showed an ID card through a window then were buzzed through a locked door into locked private rooms. “It was oneon-one shopping,” Joey said. “It was really like a cannabis doctor’s office. We didn’t have production, we just bought the flower people grew in their homes.” When retail laws passed in Colorado, the Gindi brothers decided to change. Joey said. “We wanted our store to be a brand that would be here in 10 years to come, so we started to think about who we want to be in the industry, what kind of brand we want to be. After much thought we decided we wanted to be the most recognized brand and the most trusted by consumers. We want to grow, to be a leader and innovator. In 2014 we started to explore creating a brand, to discover where cannabis was going, to discover how people interacted with cannabis, why they use it. We saw a lot of people from all walks of life and we decided we had an opportunity to create a retail experience.”


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Joey recalled, “During the time that Louisville was deciding if it would allow cannabis, a woman stood up at a public hearing and said she had moved her family to Louisville because she wanted a nice peaceful town, not a town with people who had no morals, who were stoned and lazy and where there was crime. I realized, she was thinking of me. I use cannabis and she’s saying I’m immoral, that I don’t have principals. As we began to figure out what we wanted for the store, that woman was our target market. We asked ourselves, how do we get someone to see there are benefits and that cannabis can be used in positive way?” The Ajoya team created four experience categories for products in terms that people can understand. Joey said, “It’s all about the experience people want. We can find out why, when, what for, and connect what they’re coming in for

with what we have.” The product is classified by the experience people want: Settle for quiet and calm, Unwind to reduce tension, Focus your thoughts and Elevate to raise your spirits. That idea informed the design of the store, created by Roth Sheppard Architects in Denver. “The second people open the door and see inside they will immediately have a new idea of what it means to shop for cannabis,” Joey said. “They can feel comfortable, the shop is open and transparent, just like a normal store. The design backs up our four categories and creates a customer experience.” Customers can look around and sit in the lobby on lounge chairs. The old store was based on a oneon-one experience, and the stations of the new store are arranged so that customers can have conversations with the staff while remaining private. There is also a medical room

for people who want to have a more private experience. “And some people absolutely do,” the CU grad said. Education of sales people is very important. Once a month at the store meeting outside vendors come to talk about their products. There is also internal training, where staff can become leaders and then teachers for the other staff. Ajoya is about five minutes from Broomfield and Joey wants to get more involved in the business community. The company joined the Broomfield Chamber of Commerce and has participated in the Broomfield Days event. Joey said, “We want to take out the intimidation and show that Ajoya is very clean and comfortable with educated sales people.” And that’s what Ajoya does the minute customers walk in the door. Ajoya, 1100 W. Dillon Road, #3, Louisville, 303.665.5596,

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Curious how cannabis could improve your life?

Explore our 4 Experiences Categories and find what's right for you Have questions about cannabis and CBD? Head into your local Ajoya, 5 minutes west on highway 36 off McCaslin blvd in Louisville. 303-665-5596 BROOMFIELD LIFE 2019 • 15



Broomfield Soccer Club

Building Life Skills Through Soccer More than a decade ago, Mike Schrad was asked to coach his 4-year-old daughter’s soccer team. Opportunities kept arising, and after saying “yes” many more times, he is now executive director at the Broomfield Soccer Club (BSC), a nonprofit organization founded in 1974. It has enrolled 2,500 kids this year alone in the hopes of building life skills through soccer. Children as young as three years of age can play at the BSC, all the way through age 19. “We’ve got teams across all age groups and abilities,” Schrad says. “Kids learn incredible lessons through the game of soccer: teamwork, dealing with adversity, leadership and community. From those younger ages, we’ve worked hard to get the kids in and have fun to develop a lifelong love of the game.” According to the Fédération Internationale de Football Association or FIFA, the international governing body of soccer, there are some 265 million soccer players across the world. For age 4U to 8U – the U stands for “under” – games are played against other BSC teams. At 9U, players transition into either a traditional recreational soccer program called Academy, or into Academy Select. Once players reach 11U, competitive soccer can begin. Most players go that route, but some continue recreational soccer, which BSC also offers. The competitive teams learn in an elite training environment with an eight- to 10-game league season,


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usually played Saturdays with an occasional Sunday game. Each season has four to five home games and four to five away games. Away games may be played across the state or in Wyoming, but most happen along the Front Range. In addition to regular fall and spring schedules, Schrad says BSC summer camps are extremely popular. The camps, broken down by skill, may focus on things like goal scoring or technical skills camp. Camps are also offered during school breaks in November and December. The coaching staff at BSC boasts an impressive collective resume, with experience in both professional leagues and at the college level; some have coached college and high school teams. “Our coaching staff is second

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to none,” Schrad says, adding that hosting education classes for its and other coaches is also a top priority. BSC frequently opens its doors for not only internal coach-education classes but also formal licensing courses through official soccer organizations. “We’re in the business of teaching kids, so we need to be able to teach the people who are teaching the kids,” he says. Schrad says he is exceptionally proud that this year, 37 players from Broomfield Soccer Club are going on to play on a college team. “This was a huge class,” he says. “We usually have 10 to 20.” To the delight of younger BSC members, some of these highly talented players sometimes return to the club to teach at summer camps. “They are good role models for those kids,” Schrad says, adding that he is always happy to see not only the way the young athletes form friendships through BSC soccer but also the parents. Fostering this kind of community is paramount to the BSC, he says. This summer, the club is looking to have a club-wide social during the Women’s World Cup, which will coincide with its 45th birthday celebration. Broomfield Soccer Club, 2150 W. 6th Ave., Suite F, Broomfield, 303.466.0096,

Broomfield Soccer Club Class of 2019 Frida Aguilar Northeast Community College Jenna Biship Bob Jones University Savannah Brown Johnson & Wales University Kristen Capan Colorado Mesa University Analisa (Boots) Carmosino Fort Lewis College Jackie Coffman Saint Martin’s University Madison DeHerrera Southern Utah University Katie Dunbabin Fort Lewis College Makenna Fowler University of Colorado, CO Springs Haley Fukunaga Lasell College Kaylie Gabel Belhaven University Shaylee Gailus University of South Dakota Madison Hand Regis University Mira Houck Metropolitan State University of Denver Sarah Johnson Western State Colorado University Jina Alvis Johnson and Wales University Haley Klasner Colorado Mesa University Linda Leahy Hawkeye Community College Daisy Light University of Iowa Kailey Maness Metropolitan State University of Denver Lily Morgan Colorado Mesa University Isabelle Munsell Regis University Andres Ocampo Colorado School of Mines Regan Ostler North Dakota State University Tori Rydzeski Bowling Green State University Miranda Sanchez Fort Lewis College Tanner Sanders University of Colorado, CO Springs Elia Sandoval Otero Junior College Logan Scheller Metro State College Izzy Sorge University of South Dakota Noah Stover Jefferson University Jonatha Tighe Northeast Community College McKenna Thompson Fort Lewis College Kaylah Wanna California State University San Bernardino Ashley Ward Hastings College

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Term expires Nov. 2019 Phone: 303-469-1498 Email: rahrens@ Background: The mayor was elected at large in 2013. He was reelected in 2015 and again in 2017. His current term ends in November of 2019. After college and six years in the oil and gas industry, he moved his family back to Broomfield in 1986. He is married to Wendy Ahrens and has three grown daughters, Ashley Luman, Amy Ahrens and Jordon Felker. He is the owner of Frontier Components since 1991, and Director at Fore Investments. Education: Bachelor of Science degree in engineering at Colorado State University with a minor in math & history. Community involvement: City Council Member and Mayor Pro-Tem 20012009; Campaigned successfully to create the City and County status in 1998; Broomfield Chamber Chair 2011; Legacy Committee member for Community Foundation; Dancing with the Broomfield Stars; Broomfield Open Space Foundation; Cofounder of Lifetimes Cancer Support Group in 2002; Blast soccer coach 1998-2000; Parks & Rec softball coach 1995-98; Regional Air Quality Council from 2002-2007



Term expires Nov. 2021 Phone: 3303-4601295 Email: elaw-evans@ Background: Elizabeth Law-Evans was elected by Ward 1 in 2013. Her current term ends November, 2021. She is married with two wonderful children and a delightful daughter-inlaw. She has lived in Broomfield since she was born. Education: Broomfield High School (1979), B.A. from University of Denver (Math and Geography, 1983), M.S. from University of Utah (Geography, 1985), Ph.D. from Colorado State University (Earth Resources, 1990) Community involvement: I’ve served in many different volunteer roles, including classroom volunteer, PTO/SIT at Birch Elementary, Assistant Scoutmaster of BSA Troop 337, Sustainability Committee, Chamber of Commerce Board, and Chair and Board Member at Broomfield FISH.


Term expires Nov. 2019 Phone: 720-272-2158 Email: sjezierski@ Background: Stan is an attorney and owner of the Business Management Law Group. He has served on Broomfield’s Local Licensing Authority and Zoning Board of Adjustment. He and his wife Amy have lived in Broomfield for more than 10 years. They have four children, Isabelle, Alexander, Nicholas and Reyna. Education: Stan has an undergraduate degree in psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a law degree from the University of Colorado School of Law. Community involvement: Stan has been involved with Healthy Learning Paths, Broomfield Soccer Club, Flatirons Professionals Network and the Willow Park Owners Association.


Term expires Nov. 2019 Phone: 303-269-1946 Email: mshelton@ Background: Mike grew up in the nearby towns of Gunbarrel and Longmont and moved to Broomfield in 2009. A philosophical thinker, he was elected to City Council in 2011. He was re-elected in 2015 and his current term ends in 2019. Mike is a renter living in the historic First Filing District. Education: Mike went to Colorado State University for two years and finished at the Metropolitan State University of Denver with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems and a focus in Program Management focus. Community involvement: Founding Member and perpetual Officer of Liberty Toastmasters North; CoFounder of Liberty on the Rocks Flatirons, a social group that talks about political philosophy; As an Eagle Scout himself, Mike is happy to talk to younger Scouts at their meetings; Mike also volunteers for Liberty Day, a non-profit organization that teaches 5th graders about the Constitution. Constitution Week is Sept. 17 to 23.


Term expires Nov. 2021 Phone: 303-641-5433 Email: stessier@ Background: Sharon Tessier has lived in Broomfield since 2007 with her husband, Josh, and her two children. She is an adjunct faculty at Metropolitan State University of Denver. She likes to garden, participate in sports, hike, bike and explore the outdoors. Education: Bachelor of Science from the University of Rhode Island in 1991; Master of Arts from John F. Kennedy University in 1997; has 2 ½ years of Ph.D. work from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, with an emphasis in community service. Community involvement: Helping to create and support the Emerald Elementary Garden Project and continue to serve the faculty, students and parents by helping and facilitating lessons that are garden-specific.



Term expires Nov. 2019 Phone: 303-466-3255 Email: berickson@ Background: Bette Erickson was elected by residents of Ward 3 in November 2015. She has lived in Broomfield’s Ward 3 since 1984, where she and her husband raised a son and a daughter. Now a widow, Bette enjoys hiking and snowshoeing, traveling, social media and spending time with family and friends. Education: Bachelor of Science in Group Social Sciences from Western Michigan University at Kalamazoo; State of Colorado Professional Teacher License Community involvement: Health and Human Services Advisory Committee; Broomfield Economic Development Corp. Board; Open Space & Trails Advisory Committee; Panelist/ Moderator for CU Conference on World Affairs; Exec Board Open Space Foundation; Vice Chair, Secretary and backcountry volunteer Indian Peaks Wilderness Alliance; BVSD Transportation Review Board; National League of Cities Institute for Youth, Education and Families


Term expires Nov. 2021 Phone: 970-344-8032 Email: dshaff@ Background: Deven was elected by Ward 3 in 2017. He and his family have lived in Broomfield for nearly 10 years. Education: Bachelor of Arts Music, Education Minor from College of Idaho; Master of Music Colorado State University Community involvement: Former chair/current member of Broomfield Cultural Council. Member of Civic Center Focus Group, SCFD Reauthorization Task-Force and Denver Public Schools Arts Resource Council.


Term expires Nov. 2019 Phone: 720-982-3751 Email: kkreeger@ Background: Kevin was elected in 2015. His current term ends November, 2019. Kevin moved to Broomfield in 2003. Kevin is married to Mila Sbrocca, who is an elementary school teacher in Broomfield. Kevin has two children, Veronica and Rebecca. Mila also has two children, Calvin and Maia. Kevin helps companies implement Quality Assurance systems that reduce error, manage change, manage suppliers and ensure a consistent, high quality product. He specializes in the medical device and pharmaceutical industries. Education: BS in Chemistry from Roosevelt University in Chicago (graduated with honors). Community involvement: Girls soccer coach; Supervisory Committee member for Community Financial Credit Union (a financial institution with ~$225 million in assets); Mentoring and tutoring disadvantaged youth; School volunteer, which includes working in the classroom with kids who struggle to keep up.


Term expires Nov. 2021 Phone: 303-374-4074 Email: kgroom@ Background: Kimberly was elected by Ward 4 in 2017. Her current term ends November, 2021. Kim grew up in Broomfield and considers herself a 2nd generation Broomfield’er and 4th generation Coloradan. Kim is excited to throw her name in the hat to represent the town she grew up in and where her two amazing boys call home. She has 26 years in corporate leadership roles as a Program Manager within four industries: Environmental Remediation, Information Systems, Aerospace & Defense, and Food & Beverage. Education: Bachelor of Science business management; Master of Science environmental management & policy; MS computer information systems. Community involvement: Kim volunteers as a board of director on Senior Resources of Broomfield and have more than 20 years of volunteering in youth organizations and schools.


Term expires Nov. 2019 Phone: 303-453-9420 Email: dbeacom@ Background: Moved to Broomfield in 1999. Married to wife, Mary. Father of three grown children, Amy and David, who live in Portland, Ore,, and Dean, who lives in Boulder. Retired from Xcel Energy legal department, and an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Education: Bachelor’s degree in history from Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., and Juris Doctor degree from Creighton University School of Law. Community involvement: Served on Broomfield’s Local Licensing Authority since 2005, most recently as the authority’s board chair.




Council meetings take place the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. Agendas are public documents, and follow a specific order:


Term expires Nov. 2021 Phone: 720-607-1527 Email: gcastriotta@ Background: Guyleen was elected to represent Ward 5 on Broomfield City Council in 2017. She states she decided to run for office because women and minorities are underrepresented in all levels of government. Reflecting on what got her to her current position, she says she’s always wanted to be an agent for positive change and doing what’s right. Education: After graduating from the University of New Orleans with a BA in Communications, Guyleen landed her first journalism job at a local TV affiliate working as an Assistant News Producer. Working on multiple live news programs instilled in her a sense of urgency. Jobs in producing and news promotions lead her to a career as a network marketing exec. Community involvement: Prior to moving to Broomfield in 2013, Guyleen worked for the Downtown Women’s Center, a nonprofit in LA. The DWC is nationally recognized as a prototype for unique and effective programs serving homeless women and ending homelessness.


1. Roll call 2. Pledge of Allegiance 3. Review and Approval of Agenda 4. Petitions and Communications (ordinarily should be limited to 5 minutes) 5. Citizens’ Comments This time is reserved for comments only on matters other than the public hearings listed on the printed agenda. To accommodate all persons wishing to speak and the Council’s business, speakers are requested to limit comments to no more than three minutes. 6. Community and Event Updates 7. Consent Agenda Items placed on the Consent Agenda may be removed by any Councilmember or upon the request of any persons present at the meeting prior to adoption of the Consent Agenda. Items removed from the Consent Agenda will be considered in order following approval of the remaining Consent Agenda items. 8. Convene as Board of Social Services 9. Convene as Board of Health 10. Convene as Broomfield Housing Authority 11. Council Business 12. Attorney’s Report 13. Manager’s Report 14. Convene as Urban Renewal Authority 15. Convene as Arista Local Improvement District Board of Directors 16. Special Reports 17. Councilmember and Mayor Requests for Future Action 18. Councilmember Reports 19. Adjournment


City and County Manager 303-438-6300 Charles Ozaki was appointed city and county manager of Broomfield in 2011. Prior to 2011, he had been deputy city and county manager since February 2002. He first joined the city as assistant city and county manager in 1982. He received a bachelor’s degree in political science in 1971 and a master’s degree in public administration in 1976, both from the University of Colorado. He was employed by the city of Westminster from 1977 to 1980 as personnel officer and assistant to the city manager, and worked as the circuit riding manager for the Colorado towns of Norwood and Nucla in 1980, and the towns of Collbran and De Beque in 1981. After 37 years with Broomfield, Charles has announced that he will be retiring in 2019.



Deputy City/County Manager 303-438-6300

Assistant City/County Manager 303-438-6355

Kevin Standbridge came to Broomfield as city planning director in September 1995 from the planning department in Aurora. He was promoted to deputy director of Community Development, at the time a newly created position, in late 1999. He was named assistant city and county manager in spring 2002 and named deputy city and county manager in 2011. He earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental design from the University of Colorado in 1980, and later a master’s degree in urban planning and policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Jennifer Hoffman began her career with Broomfield in 1999 when the City and County transition began, serving as Broomfield’s Court Administrator from 19992005. During that time, she also assisted with special projects including housing-related issues. From 2005 to 2009, she lead Broomfield’s intergovernmental relations and state government lobbying efforts. In September 2009, Jennifer assumed the newly-created position of Assistant to the City and County Manager. Duties include city and countywide management functions, heading up intergovernmental relations and coordinating Broomfield’s state and federal lobbying efforts. She has a master’s degree in public administration from CU and a bachelor’s in political science from Metropolitan State. Prior to Broomfield, she was chief public relations strategist and project manager for Monaghan & Associates Inc.



Interim Director, Economic Development 303-464-5579 jmendoza@ Jill is an urban innovator who is passionate about building communities that enhance the quality of life and quality of place for their residents through communitybased economic development strategies. A strategic-thinker with a keen interest in entrepreneurship, she facilitates public/private partnerships to leverage investment and improve the economic vitality of the communities in which she works.


Community Development Director 303-438-6389 dshinneman@ Dave Shinneman was named Broomfield Community Development director in December 2012. After coming to Broomfield in 2008, Shinneman was the city’s planning director. As Community Development director he continues to oversee the planning, engineering, building, capital improvements, code compliance, transportation management and geographical information systems divisions. Prior to Broomfield, Shinneman worked as the planning manager for Westminster and was planning administrator and principal planner for Pinellas County, Fla. He also served as community development and planning director in Oldsmar, Fla. Shinneman earned a master’s in urban and regional planning from Florida State University and a bachelor’s in public administration and land use planning, both from Northern Arizona University.



Director of Public Works 303-438-6362

Revenue Manager 303-464-5810

David Allen was named director of Public Works in 2011 after serving as the department’s deputy director. Allen began his career working in municipal public works and utilities departments in 1990. David also worked as director of public works and utilities department in Northglenn. Prior to that, he was a water planning and resources manager in Anaheim, CA. A graduate of Colorado State University, Allen earned his master’s degree in civil engineering and water resources from the University of Southern California.

Kim Pfeifer was appointed revenue manager in 2007 after serving as Broomfield property tax administrator since November 2002. As the revenue manager she leads a team of eleven employees and administrative staff in four areas of city and county government, sales tax, utility billing, public trustee and treasurer. Pfeifer began her career in Boulder County Treasurer’s Office. As deputy treasurer helping structure the Boulder County portion of the Broomfield records when the city became a county in 2001. Pfeifer is a longtime resident of Broomfield and attended Front Range Community College.


City and County Attorney 303-438-6353 Shaun Sullivan was appointed city and county attorney and began serving in May 2018. Sullivan served in leadership positions in the Denver City Attorney’s office for 14 years including acting City Attorney, Director and Assistant Director of Municipal Operations. Prior to that, his practice focused on water rights and environmental compliance and liability as an assistant city attorney and in private practice for 21 years. He graduated from Colorado College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and from the Georgetown University Law Center with a J.D.





Shining High Above the Rest It takes time for a business to lay down roots in a community and truly get to know its clientele. The staff at Starbuds Louisville knows just how important it is to forge meaningful and lasting connections with customers – after all, they’ve been doing it for a decade. Starbud’s current location on West Dillon Road in Louisville opened as the medical marijuana dispensary Altermeds in 2009. The legalization of marijuana in Colorado that went into effect in 2014 spurred a change in the store’s name and its menu – the owners opted for the new and catchy Starbuds title and expanded their offerings to include both recreational and medicinal marijuana, as well as a host of other related products. Through all of the changes in the store’s look, feel and products, however, its core mission has remained constant, according to Owner Bob Wahdan. “We’re all about customer service here,” Wahdan said, pointing to the store’s formal slogan: “We pride ourselves on shining high above the rest” Whadan specified that the mission statement relates specifically to the store’s community roots and its dedication to getting to know the unique needs of every specific customer. “Customer service is the very key to what we do … From the minute people walk in they experience it. We’ll work with the customer to see how we can help, whether their need is medical or recreational we tend to them accordingly.” Simply put, the store is like the famed, fictional television bar “Cheers,” only with weed. “This is the kind of place you come in and everybody knows your name,” Wahdan said. “We love our


customers and the community. Louisville is one of the best cities I’ve been a part of. Everyone is so friendly and we’ve made great friends here.” The store’s work in the community includes special offers for those in the most extreme kind of need. Starbuds’ Cancer Relief Program offers cancer patients a special deal on a strain of hash oil designed with medical patients in mind, with the goal of ensuring “that the cost of cannabis is one less hurdle on the road to recovery.”

Customer service may be the store’s guiding principle, but this value coexists with a consistent dedication to a quality product. The locally owned and operated shop offers customers a broad array of top-notch cannabis strains, according to Manager John Seiple. These core products come along with a wide selection of concentrates, edibles and tinctures. “The number of strains we have changes daily because we keep rotating the stock,” Seiple said. “We try to keep everybody happy

with our product.” Indeed, the staff treats their cannabis with the same dedication and attention that a master sommelier gives to their best vintages. The effort has paid off with recognition from the broader industry. In 2014, Starbuds’ Pootie Tang strain won one of the top spots for Best Colorado Sativa Flower in High Times’ Cannabis Cup competition. Customers are rewarded for their loyalty to such award-winning products. The store offers one of the industry’s best rewards program for returning customers with a pointbased system for across-the-board purchases. Customers get points for every dollar they spend, and can redeem their points for store credit. “It works really well and the rewards keep going up and up the more they purchase,” Seiple said, adding that loyalty members are also first to receive notice of special discounts and exclusive events. It’s another part of the store’s push to build relationships with customers and stand out in an industry that’s become increasingly crowded in the past five years. Starbuds customers know that they’ll be welcomed by knowledgeable and committed staff, that they won’t waste away waiting in a reception area and that they’ll have access to quality product. It’s an approach that’s been developed over a decade, one that’s worked wonders at the Louisville location, as well as at the ten locations located across the state. Starbuds, 1156 W. Dillon Road, Unit 33, Louisville, 720.389.6313,


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Nancy Wee’s passion is infectious. Spend a few minutes visiting with her about her job, and you’ll find yourself itching to book a trip. Even after more than 37 years in the travel business, much of it spent personally guiding group trips, she still gets excited about the prospect of hitting the road (or the sky, or the ocean, or the river...) again. Wee Travel is a travel agency specializing in bus tours, river cruises, theater tickets, ocean cruises – you name it. In short, if you have any travel need, Wee Travel can help you create the perfect trip. Granted, you could book many of the same services online yourself, but without the personal interaction a skilled agent can provide, it’s much harder to ensure you’re getting the best deal. While the staff at Wee Travel can assist with any kind of travel booking, they specialize in guided group trips. Most popular among these are Alaskan and Mediterranean cruises, though Wee is quick to point at that Caribbean cruises are well-liked, too. She explains that clients are fond of cruises for two reasons: one, because, apart from beverages, they’re all inclusive; and two, because they include multiple destinations, giving travelers more sight-seeing options than a single-destination trip. Wee’s guided trips are particularly popular. Groups range in size from around 20 to nearly 100, often

including a mix of friends and family who already know one another, and fellow vacation-goers who’ve yet to meet. The advantages of a guided trip are considerable. Wee, who is, herself, very well traveled, can make recommendations about local tourist attractions, restaurants, sites and other entertainment. Additionally, she secures a number of amenities for her groups, including special meals, cocktail parties and other events. “Of course, people don’t have to stick with the group,” Wee explains. Some would rather explore on their own, and that’s just fine. However, if group members would prefer to take in the sites with a knowledgeable guide, she’s there to help everyone get the most out of their trip. With deep roots in the Broomfield community, Wee Travel offers all the customer service and options you’d expect from a big business with the charm and personal attention of a small town specialty shop. What’s more, Wee Travel is a proud member of the local community, regularly supporting various community efforts, like Dancing with the Broomfield Stars and Broomfield Senior Resource. Whether you’re booking travel just for yourself or interested in being a part of a group trip, be sure to contact the staff of Wee Travel the next time you’re headed out of town. Wee Travel, 1380 W. Midway Blvd., Broomfield, 303.465.2118,



Rock Creek Veterinary Hospital

High Quality, Compassionate Veterinary Care Some of Patrick Kalenzi’s earliest memories revolve around animals. Born in Uganda to refugee Rwandan Tutsi parents, Kalenzi’s upbringing echoed the traditions and roots of his forebears. For generations, members of Kalenzi’s familial tribe were herders, a legacy that his grandparents kept alive in their role rearing cattle. For young Kalenzi, these cumulative family traditions translated into a childhood consistently spent around cows, dogs, cats and all animal species in between. The bonds, empathy and knowledge that Kalenzi gained in his first experiences with animals would go on to steer his career far beyond the bounds of his home country and his native continent. As he searched for a better life for his family, one free from the uncertainty, prejudice and poverty that marked his own childhood in Uganda, Kalenzi returned to these early experiences and drew on some simple wisdom from his grandfather. “My grandfather was always my role model. I could have pursued any science when I was deciding what to study in college, but I went to him for advice,” Kalenzi recalled. “My grandfather asked me, ‘What’s going to make you happy? Animal medicine and veterinary science are things you have a natural inclination to; you’ll be good at it.’ I thought, ‘That sounds like a good idea.” Many years later, Kalenzi is still grateful for his grandfather’s sage advice. Along with years’ worth of training and plenty of hard work, that simple counsel helped steer Kalenzi to his current post as the head veterinarian and co-owner of Rock Creek Veterinary Hospital in Broomfield. Kalenzi’s academic and professional path from herding cows as a child in Uganda to owning and operating his own veterinary practice in Broomfield included studies at Makerere University in Kampala, an internship in Kentucky, passing the American Veterinary Association requirement tests at Mississippi State University and working at a private veterinary practice in Boulder for 14 years.

Opening the Rock Creek Veterinary Hospital two years ago represented more than a simple business venture for Patrick Kalenzi and his wife, Sharon, co-owner and marketing director for the facility. For the Kalenzis, the facility was a chance to build stronger bonds with the community where they were raising

their two sons; the hospital was a vehicle to spread kindness and care to animals and neighbors alike. “We don’t make clients, we make friends,” he said. “My wife and I look at our business as a way to connect with friends in the neighborhood and in the broader community. We try to give back; we try to keep things

modest and affordable, because we know how hard it can be to get funds.” Kalenzi speaks from experience. He’s quick to recall his own experiences with poverty as a child, just as he’s apt to recall working three jobs to put himself through school once he’d come to the United States. All of these experiences have helped guide the philosophy and approach at Rock Creek – Kalenzi helms a team of doctors, technicians and front office staff who make kindness, honesty and empathy priorities. The Rock Creek staff, a diverse group that Kalenzi refers to as a “mini United Nations,” represents a broad array of outlooks and experiences. “Most of the staff have pets, and most of them are parents. Many of them come from humble beginnings,” Kalenzi said. “They will do for our patients and our clients exactly what they’d want done for their pets.” The Rock Creek Veterinary Hospital staff carry that attitude beyond the walls of their offices in Broomfield, partnering with multiple animal rescues in Boulder County and beyond. In addition to local organizations like RezDawg Rescue and Underdogs Animal Rescue in Colorado, the hospital also partners with All Creatures, a nonprofit dedicated to raising the status of animals in Uganda, Malawi and other African countries. These partnerships, along with the Kalenzi family’s own personal contributions to community causes in Colorado and in Africa, align with Dr. Patrick Kalenzi’s deep faith and ingrained sense of engagement. “I’m blessed to be in a profession where I get to help animals, and I’m blessed because I am able to use my professional role as a platform to do more things,” he said. “My status as a veterinarian can be a platform to help human beings here in the community and elsewhere in the world.” Rock Creek Veterinary Hospital, 625 Flatiron Marketplace, Broomfield, 720.669.4200,


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Car Wash Express

Keeping Broomfield Squeaky Clean, One Car at a Time

Spring is here and with it an end to the unwanted muck, slush and magnesium chloride that can be downright tough on your vehicle. The solution to these roadway woes is right here in Broomfield: Car Wash Express. The company’s swift and smart Car Care Advisors aim to deliver the ultimate experience while getting your car cleaner than you thought possible. Care Wash Express and Car Wash USA Express, with 10 locations in metro Denver (and one breaking ground soon in Brighton), is known for extra-long tunnels, the latest and greatest in car washing technology, FREE vacuums, mat cleaners and air stations, as well as knowledgeable and courteous staff. Since 2006, the Broomfield location has been washing cars day in and day out for loyal customers and newcomers alike.


General Manager Mike Lachapelle appreciates Broomfield’s ongoing support of the business. “Broomfield is a great community to be involved with,” says Lachapelle. “Our customers expect the best from us and that is what we aim to deliver.” The staff at Car Wash Express always appreciates the recognition that they receive from their customers, especially when they’ve assisted with an unusual circumstance or problem. Broomfield’s great customers have shown their

appreciation in a variety of ways, such as bringing in hot chocolate and coffee when it’s bitterly cold. Car Wash Express sees a fairly predictable rhythm to its busy times. It is generally busier from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m, busier on the weekends than the weekdays, busier right after a rain or snowstorm, and busier in the winter than the spring and fall. Its busiest season is December through March, when it is really cold and vehicles are the dirtiest they will be all year. Lachapelle understands that his customers have tight schedules. Car Wash Express provides a quick and convenient ultimate car washing experience. The cleaning technology that the business uses certainly sets it apart, but it’s the people of Car Wash Express that make the business second to none.



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“Our employees at Car Wash Express are here from all different backgrounds, and when we all come together to achieve our common goals, something magical happens.” It’s never a dull moment at Car Wash Express, with so much car washing technology and specialized equipment and the volume of work that they do. Mike Lachapelle and the team members at Car Wash Express love working with the local community, it is very satisfying. They love seeing their customers on a regular basis! Drive on over to Car Wash Express today and experience the Polymer Pro! Hours are Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Car Wash Express, 5560 W. 120th Ave., Broomfield, 303.468.2571,

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Finance Director 303-438-6313 psoderberg@

Director of Human Resources 303-438-6325

Pat Soderberg was promoted to finance director in February 2009 after serving as deputy director of Finance since 2001. She joined the department in 1998. Soderberg graduated magna cum laude from the University of Colorado with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Prior to coming to Broomfield, she worked for the city of Louisville as an accounting supervisor, for the city of Thornton as senior accountant and programmer analyst, for American AgCredit Corp. as controller and for Ernst and Whinney as a staff auditor.

Suzanne Smith began working as a human resources officer for Broomfield in April 1994, and was appointed director of Human Resources in 2002. A Louisville resident, Smith is a cum laude graduate of the University of Connecticut, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in political science with a concentration in public administration, public finance, urban studies and law. An organic gardener, xeriscape enthusiast and pet lover, Smith is an advocate for adopting pets from humane societies.


Director, Recreation, Wellness and Senior Services 303-460-6900 Clay Shuck took the helm of Broomfield’s Recreation Services in September 2016. He brings 30 years of Parks and Recreation experience in a variety of recreation positions in Colorado Springs, where he spent 24 years and worked his way up to Aquatics Program Coordinator. Most recently, Shuck was the Deputy Manager of Recreation at the South Suburban Parks and Recreation District, where he was responsible for the district’s four rec centers, four outdoor pools and program areas. Shuck earned a Master’s degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management both from the University of Phoenix. Shuck’s family includes two college-age sons.


Director, Health and Human Services 720-887-2222 Dan took the helm at Broomfield Health and Human Services in March 2018 following an extensive career at the Colorado Department of Human Services. He has extensive experience overseeing the review of a variety of human services programs including child and family welfare, selfsufficiency and workforce. He is very knowledgeable about best practices in the delivery of human services at the state and local level, is process oriented, has experience managing large departments, such as the Department of Quality Assurance, and is an effective communicator. Dan also worked as a manager for the State in the 24-Hour Licensing and Monitoring Unit for the Division of Child Welfare for over five years. Casey began his career working in the Department of Youth Corrections and has experience working with multiple divisions and departments to best utilize services.


Director of Public Health 720-887-2220 Jason Vahling is director of the Broomfield Public Health and Environment Division, a position he started on February 2014. Vahling brought more than 16 years of public health experience to Broomfield and was previously employed by the Spark Policy Institute. Prior to joining Spark, Vahling was the director of the Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention Branch at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Most of his career has been spent in the public sector, including 11 years at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and four years in local government. Vahling received his master’s in public health from the University of Northern Colorado and his bachelor’s in exercise and sports science from Colorado State University.




Don Woodard ARTWORKS

Artwork for Your Home or Office After 43 years of owning his own exhibit company where he designed and built exhibits for tradeshows and visitor centers, including the Colorado Music Hall of Fame at Red Rocks, Don Woodard decided to become a fulltime artist. However, creating fine art is nothing new to him as he has been exhibiting his unique artwork at juried and invitational art shows throughout the West for nearly 20 years. In March of 2018, Woodard retired from the exhibit business and soon thereafter opened his fine art studio and showroom, named Don Woodard ARTWORKS, in Broomfield. Woodard’s artwork is very unique in the sense that he hand sculpts and carves images into wood, making all of his work three-dimensional. He refers to his naturally finished work as relief wood sculptures and when painted,


he refers to them as three-dimensional paintings. Don states, “creating threedimensional artwork is my passion.” His work is very different than most art seen in fine art shows. A wide variety of artwork is offered for display at Woodard’s showroom in Broomfield. Not only will you enjoy seeing Woodard’s work, but you’ll also view artwork by other nationally and internationally acclaimed artists that he has befriended at various art shows around the country. Much of the art

featured includes western, wildlife and landscape subjects, but the showroom also features a few surprises, such as the collection of “Art of Hawaii.” At the studio, viewers are able to purchase original works of art as well as ImageTrue Prints™ of most the artwork. An Image-True Print is a photographic reproduction of the original art, printed via the dye-sublimation process onto an aluminum panel, ready to hang on the wall. These prints are available with mat and frame, or unframed for a more contemporary look. A continuing changing and exciting visual experience The studio and showroom is open when Don is working on artwork, as well as for monthly special events or by appointment. Each month a different theme is selected and various artists

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present their work that represents that theme. To see scheduled, monthly artist themes, visit In addition to the regular featured showroom artists, selected visiting artists are invited to showcase their work as well. You are invited to visit the studio and showroom, located at 12712 Lowell Blvd. in Broomfield. For more information, call the studio at 303.430.1986 or Don’s cell phone at 720.217.2029. Don Woodard ARTWORKS is located just a few doors away from the very popular North Side Tavern. So if you are going to have dinner, lunch, or brunch at the Tavern, spend a little time visiting the studio and showroom for an enjoyable visual experience.




Sandy Herbison was appointed as assessor for the city and county of Broomfield in June 2014. She leads a team of eight appraisers and administrative staff that discovers, lists, classifies and values all real and personal property in Broomfield. The Assessor’s Office also is responsible for maintaining public records, including ownership and parcel maps. The staff values more than 26,000 accounts worth approximately $8 billion dollars in market value. The team achieves this through the use of mass appraisal techniques, application of statistical software and use of a Geographic Information System. Herbison has a bachelor’s degree in Geology from the University of ColoradoBoulder. She has lived in Colorado since 1979. Prior to becoming an appraiser, she was a geologist for a geotechnical engineering company and worked in the health care industry.

Abby Yellman took the helm of Library Services and Cultural Affairs in November of 2016. She has been a public library director since 2012 and has more than 20 years’ experience in the profession. She began her career as a public library associate working in children’s and adult services. She spent eight years as a high school library media specialist before transitioning back to public libraries as a director in 2012. Abby is passionate about aligning services and programs with community needs. She works alongside her staff to ensure removal of barriers so all Broomfield residents and visitors have an opportunity to be engaged fully with library, arts, history and science programs and services. Abby earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Secondary Education at Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa. She then earned a master’s degree in Information Science and Learning Technologies at the University of Missouri. Although not natives, Abby’s family, including her husband and two daughters, love being part of the Broomfield community.

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City and County Clerk 303-464-5898 jrobinson@ Jennifer began working for Broomfield part-time in 1999 as a Program Facility Supervisor in the recreation department while she also raised her two daughters. Jennifer then worked in Community Development for six years, supporting the Building, Planning, and Engineering divisions. In 2016, she moved to the City Clerk division as Deputy City Clerk where she prepared the agenda and attended council meetings, handled liquor licensing, and recruitment for boards and commissions. In 2018, Robinson was promoted to Deputy City and County Clerk where she supervised Recording and Motor Vehicle divisions, worked with elections, and led the City Clerk staff. In January 2019, Jennifer was appointed by Council for the City and County Clerk position. Jennifer is passionate about leading people, developing a team, and serving the community.

KRISTAN PRITZ Director, Open Space and Trails 303-438-6335

Kristan Pritz joined the Broomfield staff in 2000 as the Director of Open Space and Trails. She worked with neighborhoods in northeast Denver on planning projects through the University of Colorado’s Center for Community Development and Design. She served as the Community Development Director for Vail, Colorado and also worked for the Denver water law firm, Petros and White and research consulting firm, E Source. Pritz received her B.A. in Urban Studies from Carleton College and her Masters in Planning and Community Development from the University of Colorado/Denver. She completed her Juris Doctor from the University of Colorado School of Law and is a member of the Colorado Bar. She was awarded the Natural Resources Law Center Award for Outstanding Scholarship and Service in Natural Resources and Environmental Law.


Director, Communications and Governmental Affairs 303-464-5156 Anne came to Broomfield in 2013 as an economic development specialist and later became the communications engagement manager. She has been Director of Communications and Governmental Affairs since May 2017 and manages and directs programs relating to public information, communications and marketing, community relations, and governmental affairs. Anne graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor of science degree in community and regional planning. She also holds a masters degree from Iowa State in community and regional planning and community planning. Prior to Broomfield, she was at BuCu West and its parent organization, WestCEDC, west Denver’s Community Economic Development Corporation.




Waikiki Poke

A Taste of Hawaii

For many, the words “Waikiki” and “poke” may very well summon images of faraway and exotic locales. It’s really no wonder. The first term, of course, is the name of a beachfront neighborhood in Honolulu, Hawaii, characterized by plenty of stretches of dazzling sand and stunning water. The second is a native dish of the region, a raw fish salad over rice that’s served as both an appetizer and a main course, a Hawaiian staple that’s as flavorful as it is flexible – with culinary centerpieces that range from tuna to octopus, poke can serve as a canvas for an imaginative range of flavors. Waikiki-style poke (pronounced POH-kay for neophytes) is hardly typical to the high-altitude, Rocky Mountain reality of living in Colorado, and most metro-area residents would be hard pressed to find a reliable eatery to find authentic poke. Thanks to an

enterprising fast casual restaurant in Broomfield, however, the dish is no longer so out of reach for Coloradoans looking to find an authentic taste of the north Pacific islands. Waikiki Poke opened in 2018, and the restaurant specializes in combining the traditional cuisine of the Hawaiian Islands with a contemporary, engaging spin on fast casual dining. Owner James Won and the Waikiki Poke crew are dedicated to offering Broomfield diners

a full array of authentic ingredients and styles in Waikiki Poke’s menu. They’re also committed to providing dining options that are just as healthy as they are flavorful. It’s hard to veer too far off the healthy track when you’re talking about a food that relies on fresh vegetables, artisan sauces, rice and, of course, fresh seafood, a protein that’s already known for its beneficial properties. In addition to the base of rice and seafood staples like tuna, crab, salmon, octopus and shrimp, the restaurant offers a host of fresh add-ons, including veggies like cucumber, edamame, cilantro and, yes, seaweed. A variety of sauces, including the standard Waikiki Poke and the “Volcano Eruption” hot sauce ties the dishes together. Poke is an individualized dish by its very nature – there’s a separate combination for every kind of palate,

but the folks at Waikiki Poke know that dish may be a relatively new delicacy for land-locked Coloradans. That’s why they offered a range of signature bowls, options that capture the best traditional culinary traditions of Hawaii. The Conch Bowl offers goodies for shellfish lovers, with a combination of shrimp and crab over white rice and mixed with a seaweed salad, cucumber, edamame and other elements and topped with the restaurant’s hottest hot sauce. The Lulu Bowl features tuna and spicy tuna with its house sauce Waikiki Poke and seaweed salad. The Leis Bowl, billed as “different and adventurous,” features an octopus salad on brown rice and a mix of unique flavors including wasabi and ginger. These dishes are sure to please longtime fans of Poke, and even those diners who have experienced similar flavor profiles at their favorite sushi restaurant. With prices for bowls running from about $10 to $13, the menu is an accessible route to the flavors of faraway islands. Waikiki Poke, 535 Zang St., Broomfield, 720.542.8872,

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Flatz Restaurant

An Intriguing and Inviting Culinary Experience The Flatz Restaurant doesn’t depend on its setting to stand out. The hip eatery specializing in contemporary American cuisine is located in the Renaissance Boulder Flatiron Hotel, and it certainly benefits from its setting in the form of the spacious patios, fireplace and expansive, eye-catching mountain views it shares with its host property. Even so, the appeal of the Flatz goes far beyond its upscale location. Headed by Head Chef John Percarpio, the culinary team at Flatz have worked hard to create a distinctive and delicious menu, one that stands on its own as an attraction to hotel guests and Boulder County natives alike. Indeed, thanks to its innovative take on familiar culinary classics and its welcoming, inviting ambience and atmosphere, the restaurant is just as a much of a draw for the hotel as the hotel is a draw for the restaurant. That appeal is thanks largely to

the restaurant’s core mission, which prioritizes “Food Forward.” According to the restaurant’s team, that means that the restaurant prizes “quality ingredients, community partnerships and a desire to provide excellent service,” adding that “in each decision we make, creating an intriguing experience with food is at the forefront of our mind.” Intriguing certainly describes the restaurant’s inventive takes on standard

ingredients. Dinner dishes like the Parmesan Spinach Gnocchi and the Ancient Grain Salad add a vibrant, distinctive spin on international fare, while their take on Salmon Sliders and Tuna Crudo combine distinctive flavor with light, healthy ingredients. The crew at Flatz hasn’t forgotten the importance of local sourcing and Rocky Mountain resources – dishes like the Rocky Mountain Trout, the Colorado Lamb Chops and Red Bird

Farms Sautéed Chicken spotlight locally sourced ingredients elevated through an innovative approach to flavor. That same commitment to distinctive eating comes through in the Flatz lunch menu, as well as its selection of desserts, starters and wines, beers and other spirits. All of these selections demonstrate a commitment to Colorado flavors, ingredients and innovation, even as they include nods to culinary traditions from far afield. It’s an approach that combines the familiar and exotic, the faraway and the immediate in a way that’s both intriguing and inviting. Flatz is an ideal culinary option for those visiting Colorado for the first time and for those who’ve long called the Centennial State home. Flatz, 500 Flatiron Boulevard, Broomfield (inside the Renaissance Flatiron Hotel), 720.587.3025,

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Growing county requires creative water solutions By Jeff Thomas For the Enterprise

To say that Broomfield’s history of water use is interesting, given the legacy of plutonium pollution and future reliance on Western Slope resources, is a bit of an understatement. “Broomfield doesn’t have any water flowing through it, unless you count Big Dry Creek” said Lois VanderKooi, a local psychologist whose interest in water was piqued by serving on the city’s Comprehensive Plan Update Task Force in 2016. “Water is a precious resource, and a big part of the history of Broomfield is trying to get File Photo enough water to be competitive with Crews drill holes into rocks and soil as part of preliminary geotechnical investigations other communities.” in the area where Chimney Hollow Reservoir is slated to be constructed. Or at some historical junctions, residents were just looking for water to drink, said Erin Messner, Broomfield’s water resources administrator. That occurred in the late 1980s, when sediments in the city’s main water resCaring for Your Best Friend with Gentle Hands ervoirs, Great Western Reservoir, Dog Grooming were found to be contaminated with Nail Trimming plutonium from Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons plant. When that news Pet Sitting broke many of the city residents Gentle Hands stopped drinking the tap water. Lots of Love “Because of the experience, the city began purchasing CBT (Colorado-Big Thompson) and Windy Gap water (both are water supplies coming from 13227 Teller Lake Way, Broomfield, CO 80020 the Colorado River),” Messner said. 303-620-6909 The Department of Energy paid for Broomfield’s share of the $68 million project, which delivers water from Carter Lake directly to the city. That unhappy situation had some great consequences for Broomfield’s water situation, said Jeff Kahn, who has been a water attorney at Lyons Gaddis in Longmont since 1985. The availability of the extremely useful CBT water had tightened dramatically, leaving many growing cities anxious to find new supplies. “Broomfield is a little bit unique in they had a large injection of funds from the federal government with Rocky Flats affecting their local water


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supply,” Kahn said. “They were very strategic in using those funds, while other cities and towns did not have that opportunity.” Today, the city own 13,698 CBT units, which in a normal year produces about 9,800 acre-feet of water. In general, each acre foot supports between one or two single family homes. How much water each tap uses depends largely on the irrigated areas of those homes and other conservation methods are in place. In all, CBT and Windy Gap water supply about 44 percent of all the city’s water, but how much comes from the two projects can vary widely from year to year, according to Broomfield water reports. Windy Gap, a much younger project, does not have its own storage so when CBT storage is high, especially at Lake Granby on the Western Slope, there is little way to deliver the Windy Gap water. “We own 56 units and each unit could potentially deliver 100 surface acre feet,” Messner said. “But we don’t count it as firm yield because there is no storage.” On a year-to-year basis, Broomfield might use less than 1,000 acres feet of Windy Gap water, but in some conditions, when reservoir storage is available, that amount could surpass 4,000 acre feet, Messner said. The problem is that during drought years, Windy Gap might not be available, as it is junior to many other Colorado water and instream rights. That’s where things may get dicey for Broomfield’s water future. The Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District, and its municipal subdistrict that controls Windy Gap, have been working on building another Eastern Slope storage project since early this century. Northern Colorado hoped to have the $400 million reservoir, located in the foothills west of Loveland and See WATER on 46



Jewelfire Diamonds

A Broomfield Gem What’s not to love about Broomfield? Strong schools, scenic open space, caring community and convenient access to both Denver and the mountains. What’s more, Broomfield is home to a whole host of unique treasures – hidden, and not so hidden, gems. Jewelfire Diamonds qualifies as both. Throughout time and across cultures, gemstones and jewelry carry great meaning. Overtly, they sparkle and adorn. They convey style, invite admiration and respect. More significantly, they hold great sentimental value. Whether offered as a promise, a symbol of devotion, or passed down lovingly through generations, each piece of jewelry has something unique to say. When jewelry shopping, “playful and personal” may not be the predominant expectation when it

comes to service. But at Jewelfire Diamonds, that’s exactly what you can look forward to, alongside all the expert knowledge, upstanding professionalism and sophistication you’d hope for. The family-owned store provides diamonds, gemstones, gold and silver at affordable, competitive pricing, and takes great pride in custom jewelry making. Jewelfire Diamonds Owners Mike Beilman and Grant Speed founded the business on a family-centered ethos that mirrors the values of the Broomfield community. Since starting in Westminster, the business has been steadily growing, inspiring customer loyalty through superior service and expertise. In fact, many of Jewelfire’s very first families continue to make regular visits – only this time, the customers are the next generation. What makes Jewelfire Diamonds

stand out from competitors? The tightknit sales team has decades of diamond and jewelry design, for one thing. The combined years of knowledge results in exceptional skill needed when purchasing or creating jewelry. What’s more, there is a true commitment to establishing genuine relationships and providing a special personal touch that goes above and beyond traditional retail. Most jewelry stores typically sell only inventory out of their cases. Jewelfire has a vast selection to choose from; additionally, they will take in and work on jewelry other stores refer. Jewelfire’s skilled craftsman can work on all types of jewelry. “We love making custom jewelry for our customers,” says Sales Manager Khristy Silvas-Nash. “Many of our customers have inherited diamonds and gold and want to create


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something a little more relevant for themselves. Our jewelers provide one-on-one design service with our customers, taking care and time when doing so.” The attentive service at Jewelfire is not lost on its customers. Customers regularly offer enthusiastic reviews sharing how refreshingly enjoyable their experiences are, how wide and beautiful the selection, and how helpful the feedback and expert guidance is. “Our customers always come first,” Nash says. Find out what Jewelfire Diamonds can do for you! Stop by, grab a cup of coffee, and get to know the team. “ Jewelfire Diamonds, 6343 W. 120th Ave., #107, Broomfield, 303.712.8000,

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OUR TOWN Transit projects look to future demand By Jennifer Rios Staff Writer

A second southbound left turn lane will be added at South 120th Street. Both Boulder County and the City Transportation improvements, of Lafayette support the proposed which impact economic growth, roadway and trail improvements. safety and overall quality of life, Phase 2: Sheridan Boulevard remain a top priority in Broomfield to Zuni Street — and a collaborative effort with Broomfield approved Phase 2, other municipalities and Front which includes improvements from Range groups. Here’s a snapshot of Sheridan Boulevard to Zuni Street on planned transportation improveApril 2. ments in and around Broomfield. A notice to proceed was issued to Dillon Road/144th Avenue HEI Civil, a civil general contractor In May of 2017, Broomfield city based in Castle Rock, which is council approved borrowing $40 milexpected to start utility work by the lion for a widening project between end of April. Zuni Street and Highway 287. That construction includes installCliff Grassmick / Staff Photographer Currently, Broomfield is working ing water, sanitary sewer and storm on two phases of the project, both of A cyclist makes it to the top of Davidson Mesa on the U.S. 36 Bikeway on the way drainage lines in the roadway east of to her job in Boulder. which are expected to be complete Lowell Boulevard. by September 2020. Dual left turns, for both eastbound Phase 1: U.S. 287 to Sheridan Broomfield received 90 percent of and westbound traffic, will be added scheduled to begin in summer 2019 Boulevard and fall 2019 respectively, should the initial construction plans in early to Sheridan Boulevard, and pavement Utility and roadwork tentatively are council approve those plans. March, and final plans are anticipated will be re-striped to add northbound in early May. and southbound left turn lanes. The roadway section includes The roadway section will include 11.5-foot travel lanes, 6-foot bike 11-foot travel lanes, 5-foot bike lanes, lanes, landscaping on the south side 8-foot sidewalks and landscaping on from Aspen Street to Sheridan and a both sides. It also includes median multi-use trail that will run along the segments, some of which will be south side. landscaped, street lights, a second Proposed improvements include a southbound left turn lane at Lowell frontage road on the north side of and a new southbound right turn Dillon Road from Aspen to Benton lane at Zuni. streets and a multi-use trail from Broomfield continues to finalize Benton Street to Sheridan Boulevard. negotiations with property owners for the additional right-of-way needed Aspen Street will become a fourto widen the road. way signalized intersection with a Traffic will shift multiple times second northbound left turn lane and a combined through/right-turn lane. See TRANSIT on 41

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Keystone Place at Legacy Ridge

A Full Range of Senior Living Keystone Place at Legacy Ridge offers everything a senior could hope for at three levels of community living. “We offer a warm and inviting experience and opportunity for residents to continue their journey of life. We really promote growth and wellbeing and exploring life to the fullest,” said Melissa Ward, executive director of Keystone Place at Legacy Ridge located 11180 Irving Drive in Westminster. Keystone Place at Legacy Ridge, one of 12 Keystone Senior properties in the United States, provides independent living, assisted living and memory care in a resort-like setting for 200 residents. The independent living building opened in 2009 with 83 apartments and one year later the assisted living building with 66 apartments – most of the apartments are one bedroom

with a few two bedrooms. Memory care within the assisted living building consists of 11 studio apartments and provides services for seniors with cognitive impairments. Independent living is geared to adults 62 and older who can handle the activities of daily living, while assisted living provides personal assistance, a care staff and a nurse. Memory care includes additional oversight. “It is our compassionate, caring and kind staff members that differentiate us,” Ward said. Assisted living residents can access

chef-prepared meals in open dining, and those in independent living have a set meal schedule, though they can visit assisted living dining or cook in their own full kitchens. Assisted living residents also can enjoy their meals in the independent living dining room. The two buildings provide other services, including housekeeping, maintenance and transportation, plus several third-party services, such as salon, dental care, podiatry care and blood pressure checks. “We’re always looking for new things and new experiences for our residents to engage in,” Ward said. “If our residents want activities and events, if they want to try something different, we do that. We’re always looking at how we can be the best of the best.” Keystone Place aims to provide

seniors with the principles of its seven pillars to engage their interests and needs that include emotional, environmental, intellectual, physical, vocational, social and spiritual. To meet environmental needs, for example, there are walking paths and a parklike courtyard. For the intellectual side, there are lectures, book clubs and cultural events, and as far as the physical, there are fitness programs and health talks. There are opportunities to engage in hobbies, volunteer, attend a happy hour and go on lunch and dinner outings. “It’s all about fun and enjoying life to the fullest,” Ward said. “Our residents are happy and want to be here.” Keystone Place at Legacy Ridge 11180 Irving Drive, Westminster, 303.465.5600,


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JULIE MCCARTHY Director of Court Services 720-887-2100 jmccarthy@

Julie McCarthy was appointed as Director of Court Services in September 2015. Her responsibilities include managing the Municipal Court, which handles traffic, misdemeanor and code violation cases. She began her employment with the City and County in November of 2001 as a Deputy Court Clerk in the Combined Court. She helped facilitate this court in becoming the first “paper on demand” court in the area with mandatory electronic filing in certain case types. In 2003, Julie became a supervisor and then in 2012 focused on the municipal court after a reorganization. A native of Colorado, Julie began her career in the court system in 1987, at the Adams County Courthouse in Brighton, Colorado. She started as an assistant division clerk, working with several different judges, and then worked as a division clerk until 2000. Julie lives in Thornton with her husband and is devoted to their three crazy dogs. Her favorite thing to do is spend time with her grown kids, grandchildren, and family.


BERNIE BLOCK Director, Performance and Internal Audit 303-464-5821

Bernie Block was appointed as Director of Performance and Internal Audit in January 2011. He has 27 years of experience working in accounting, finance, and audit related positions. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a graduate from the University of Arizona.


Director, Information Technology 303-438-6241 Ernesto has been with the City and County of Broomfield since 2015, serving as the Director of Information Technology for the majority of that time. He leads a high performing technical team to support, maintain and improve performance of information and technologies for all City and County services. He joined Broomfield with a diverse background in leading technical teams in the Department of Interior, U.S. Air Force, and in the private sector. Ernesto holds a Master’s degree in Strategic Leadership from LeTourneau University, a Master’s degree of Business Administration from University of Colorado, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from Colorado State University.

GARY CREAGER Chief of Police 303-438-6400

Gary Creager was sworn in as chief in December 2014. He began his policing career with the Arvada Police Department. He left Arvada as the Deputy Chief upon accepting the position as Chief of the Broomfield Police Department. Creager holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, and a master’s degree in the administration of justice. He received professional leadership training through Northwestern University, Harvard University, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the FBI National Academy. He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, board of directors for Colorado Chief’s Association, Colorado Information Sharing Consortium, and the Jefferson County Emergency Telephone Authority. Creager is a Colorado native. He and his wife, Karen, have two adult sons and two beautiful granddaughters. He enjoys camping, hiking, travel, and golf.


Chief, North Metro Fire Rescue District 303-452-9910 dramos@ David Ramos was appointed chief of North Metro Fire Rescue District in January 2014, having served for 30 years as a firefighter and an officer. A native of the northern Denver area, Ramos earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Metropolitan State College and joined North Metro as a firefighter in 1984. In addition to managing the fire district’s business affairs and operations, Ramos is leading implementation of North Metro’s new strategic plan, which calls for further enhancement of services to the community while maximizing efficiency and keeping pace with the area’s growth.



Lionheart Dry Cleaners

Broomfield’s Only On-Site Dry Cleaner When Broomfield residents – and neighboring city folks, too – want the best cleaning services for their clothes and home goods, they choose Lionheart Dry Cleaners. “We are the only on-site, in-house, fullservice dry cleaner south of 144th Avenue in Broomfield,” says Lionheart Owner Mary Kay Valencia. “At other local cleaners you drop your clothes off and they send them elsewhere to be cleaned.” Family owned & operated since 1994, Lionheart offers pickup and delivery service as well as possible same-day service. All work is performed on location. Besides dry cleaning, Lionheart services include shirt laundry, alterations, repairs, leather cleaning, French laundry, wedding dress preparation and preservation, waterproofing, pillow restoration, household items, drapes and rugs. “We built our business around service – going the extra mile to make sure our customers have only the best. Clothes are personal, and it is our goal every day to make sure our services are up to a standard and as close to perfection as possible.” After all these years, Mary Kay knows

people not just as customers but as friends, neighbors, and partners in making Broomfield a better place to live. History of Lionheart Mary Kay started in this field more than 30 years ago for another local dry cleaner, working as a dry cleaner and pants presser. Lionheart has stayed in the same location - the northwest corner of the Broomfield Town Centre at 120th and Main. A few years later her husband, a Broomfield Police Commander, passed away. Daughter Annastasia was just starting law school and son Bill beginning his undergraduate studies at Adams State College. “Dry cleaning was what I knew, but I was concerned that I might be too faint of heart to try it on my own.” Her kids disagreed and said, ‘You’re not faint of heart – you have the heart of a lion.’ Hence, the name. She later became a certified Dry Cleaner with the International Fabric Institute and over the years has studied Leather Cleaning, Alterations and Wedding Dress Preservation. Bill designed their logo and lion mascot and helped with advertising. Annastasia has now put her law degree to work for the State

of Colorado. And, 14 years ago, Bill joined his mother as a partner. Besides running most of the daily details he has become the repair, maintenance man and troubleshooter. Lionheart has stayed in the same location – the northwest corner of 120th and Main. It has grown from just “family” to five full-time employees and one part-time employee. Bill and Mary Kay say, “We’re just an oldfashioned family business, and we struggle to stay that way. We feel it is important, and we consider our employees family also. If it wasn’t for those employees, both past and present, Lionheart Cleaners would not be what it is today. One of our ladies has been with us for over 7 years, and each of the women bring their own experiences and expertise with them.” The business has evolved with the community. Their clientele today includes hotels, churches, and many of the city›s police officers, along with old and new residents. Keeping up with the times The Valencias are attentive to environmental concerns, and because of this strength they were called upon by the City an County

of Broomfield to act as a green business consultant. “Officials came to us to ask questions about how we ran our plant. We were green long before the word was a catch-term. There are lots of regulations in the cleaning industry: air and water pollution standards, disposals that must be adhered to. We have a lot of experience in dealing with these regulations.” Lionheart just installed a new, hydrocarbon dry cleaning machine on its premises. “We were from day one of February 1994 environmentally conscious and safe in our cleaning practices,” says Mary Kay. “The fact that we are family owned is important for me, and so is being part of the Broomfield community. I have lived here since 1978. We have been in this location since 1994. We really appreciate the local business; some of our original customers brought their babies in to the store in their carriers, and now those babies are grown up and are bringing their babies in.” Lionheart Dry Cleaners, 6785 W. 120th Ave., Unit D, Broomfield, 303.469.1520,



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District Attorney, 17th Judicial District 720-887-2199 website: Dave Young was elected district attorney by residents of Adams and Broomfield counties in November 2012 and again in November 2017. He is responsible for the prosecution of more than 3,700 felony and 7,700 misdemeanor criminal cases each year. As chief prosecutor for the 17th Judicial District, he is an aggressive prosecutor who is committed to working with local law enforcement agencies to guarantee the fair administration of justice and obtaining justice for victims of crime. Young joined the District Attorney’s Office for in 2005 as a chief trial deputy and later assistant district attorney. He continues to prosecute high profile capital murder cases while supervising the staff of 64 attorneys and 102 support staff.




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Judge Amy Bockman was first sworn in as Broomfield County judge in December 2006. Before Bockman’s appointment by Gov. Bill Owens, she served as a part-time Denver County magistrate and as a Colorado State public defender. Judge Bockman graduated in 1991 from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Communications. She obtained her Juris Doctor in 1995 from the University of Denver College of Law. Judge Bockman worked as a defense attorney with the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office from 1995 until 2004. In 2004, Judge Bockman was appointed by the Presiding Judge in Denver County to serve as a Magistrate in the Denver County Courts. In 2006, she was appointed to the bench as a County Court Judge by Governor Bill Owens. Judge Bockman’s case load presently consists of 80% criminal and 20% civil. Bockman lives in Broomfield with her husband and children. She’s up for retention in November 2020.

Randall Davis was first sworn in as municipal judge in July 2011. He was appointed by City Council two another two-year term, which expires in 2015. Davis, a Broomfield resident, serves as a Colorado senior judge, and previously served as municipal court judge for Wheat Ridge from 1988 to 2001, magistrate for Adams County District Court from 1987 to 2001, and as a Broomfield County Court Judge from 2001 to 2006. The municipal judge is responsible for hearing misdemeanor, traffic and code violation cases.


Coroner 303-659-1027 Monica Broncucia-Jordan was first elected Adams County coroner in November 2010. She also serves as Broomfield’s coroner. She served as a deputy Adams County coroner from 2005 to 2009, and performed more than 1,000 autopsies during the time period. She is trained in forensic evidence collection, and has collected forensic evidence for court proceedings in numerous homicide and criminal cases. Broncucia-Jordan is certified in the completion of death certificates by the Colorado Department of Vital Records and Statistics and is a member of the International Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners. She received a bachelor's degree in biology form the University of Colorado.


The FasTracks proposed stations were: Westminster, Church Ranch, Louisville, Boulder Junction, Gunbarrel and downtown Longmont. In Broomfield, that station was expected to be at U.S. 36 and Flatiron Station Park-N-Ride across Midway Boulevard. A second Broomfield station at 116th and the BNSF tracks in Original Broomfield is included in the environmental review process but not the original plan. The proposed station will be about a quarter mile from the one in Arista. RTD has agreed to include Broomfield at 116th Street as a rail station location for cost estimates.

during the project to allow for safe construction, especially along the one-mile stretch of West 144th Avenue between Lowell Boulevard and Zuni Street. Drivers can expect detours while work is performed on side streets and will be kept updated with road message boards.

Northwest Rail Line or B-Line

The B-Line, part of RTD’s 2004 voter-approved FasTracks plan to expand transit across the Denver Metro, is a proposed 41-mile commuter rail corridor from Denver Union Station to Longmont. Because it has yet to reach Broomfield, the county is coordinating with other communities on a Peak Service Rail, Transportation Manager Sarah Grant said. Cities from Westminster to Longmont collectively are working with RTD to get estimates for the cost of station areas and maintenance facilities. The biggest unknown is the purchasing of operating slots with Burlington Northern Santa Fe to allow use of the right-of-way and rail. The U.S. 36 Mayors and Commis-

Express lanes were finished on U.S. 36 in 2016. sioners Coalition selected a scenario option for three trains during the morning peak hour from Longmont to Denver Union Station and three trains returning at peak hour from Denver Union Station to Longmont. Officials estimated the cost as $109 million for vehicles, stations, tracking, maintenance and storage facilities; $14 million for annual RTD

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operations and maintenance; and $76 million for positive train control. RTD had negotiated with BNSF railroad to design, finance, operate and build the rail line, with the most recent cost estimate to be $1.2 to $1.4 billion. Because of unforeseen circumstances, cost estimates have increased, which escalated the price of the project.

Colo. 7 Corridor

Municipalities are starting to look at preliminary engineering for key segments and intersections along Colo. 7. “It feels like nothing’s getting done, but we are doing quite a bit right now to get things constructed,” Grant said. The project — envisioned as a multimodal corridor between Brighton and Boulder — in November secured $10 million for preliminary and environmental engineering including $4 See TRANSIT on 47




Plants of Distinction

Make the right choice for your trees Dan, owner of Plants of Distinction, has been in the green industry since the 1960s when his parents founded a retail nursery. He and his siblings taught themselves plant propagation, landscape design and installation. Dan has been a Colorado resident for 36 years and a Broomfield resident for 31. For the last 26 years he has been licensed by the Colorado Department of Agriculture to safely apply pesticides. He believes in Integrated Pest Management, that is before reaching for the sprayer, examine cultural practices to mitigate or even eliminate the need for using pesticides. Natural biological agents can also be encouraged and or introduced to aid in pest control as well. Along these lines, to combat

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), discovered in Boulder in 2013, researchers have experimentally introduced a parasitic wasp from the same region of origin as EAB. It will be some time before the effectiveness of this measure can

be determined, but at this time EAB as an exotic pest, has no natural enemies and our North American ash have no known resistive capabilities whatsoever. EAB appears to be 100 percent fatal to our ash trees. They

can be Preventively protected using systemic insecticides. Though potential groundwater and pollinator hazards should be considered, soil drench and soil injection are commonly employed. Basal trunk applications have also been shown to have some benefit, but both of these methods last only for one year and uptake and distribution of the product is less than certain. Dan utilizes direct trunk injections which last two years, and there is no doubt as to whether or not the product is in the body of the tree. For more information on Emerald Ash Borer contact the Colorado Department Of Agriculture. Contact Dan for a free consultation by visiting or by calling 720.270.2592.


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Mata Dental

Your Smile is Top Priority Has it been a while since your last dental cleaning? Are you experiencing tooth pain? Or maybe you just don’t know which dental provider to choose? Mata Dental in Broomfield may be the perfect fit. You’ll feel right at home. Dr. Lyndon Mata and the entire team welcome all their patients as if they were family. They are dedicated to providing personalized, gentle care that you deserve. Part of their commitment includes providing information that helps their patients to make informed decisions about their oral health needs. Their state-of-the-art facility located at West 120th Avenue offers the highest quality dental care available specializing in implants, cosmetic, orthodontic, periodontic, pediatric and endodontics. They also meet and surpass all OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and CDC (Center for Disease Control) standards.

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Mata Dental is always welcoming new patients and would love to have you as part of their dental family. The office is open Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and every other Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Wednesday hours vary. Mata Dentistry, 6821 West 120th Ave., Suite B, Broomfield. 303.219.9723, Meet Dr. Mata Dr. Lyndon Mata graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1992. In 1995, he moved to Colorado and has been a resident of Broomfield since 2003, with his wife and five children. He is certified in the Pinhole Gum rejuvenation Technique, Fastbraces, Clear Correct Aligners and Botox.

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Broomfield Lions Club & Adams County Lionesses

Lions Serve

Lions serve. It’s that simple, and it has been that way since the club began in 1917. Lions clubs are places where people join together to give their valuable time and effort to improving their communities, and the world. There are over 1.4 million Lions, in over 47 thousand clubs, in over 200 countries serving their communities. The Broomfield Lions Club has been serving the citizens of Broomfield since 1953. Today, the club’s primary mission is addressing vision-related problems in our community. In recent years, the Broomfield Lions have offered free eye exams and purchased over 60 pairs of eyeglasses for those without the financial resources to buy them. Under the Lions KidSight program, using a special camera, members have screened thousands of Broomfield area preschoolers

and kindergartners for vision issues and, specifically, for the precursors to Amblyopia, an eye disease that has lifetime vision implications if not caught early. Collection boxes are dispersed throughout our community for donated eyeglasses that are refurbished and distributed throughout the world. The Broomfield Lions Club has also established two scholarships to aid Broomfield graduating seniors in their pursuit of higher education. The Frank Marchi Memorial Scholarship and the James Clapper Lifetime Service Award Scholarship, named after two founding members of the club, are one year scholarships intended to cover the cost of tuition, fees, and/or books up to $1,000 per semester ($2,000 per year). The primary criterion for winning

one of these scholarships is that the student demonstrates service to our community. Over the years, more than 30 graduates from Broomfield’s high schools have benefited from these scholarships. In 2017, the Broomfield Lions welcomed the Adams County Lionesses as an official Chapter of the club. The Adams County Lionesses, first organized in 1981, raise money for many worthy organizations including the Colorado Lions Camp, International Hearing Dogs, Anchor Center for the Blind and the Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute. These very creative Lionesses also enjoy making Valentines and May baskets each year for The Salvation Army Assisted Living Center in Broomfield. The Broomfield Lions and Adams County Lionesses are always looking

for new, service-minded, members to help us better serve our community. Broomfield or Adams County residency is not a requirement to belong. If you are considering joining, visit The Broomfield Lions website at for more information. Of note, all Lions and Lioness clubs are now gender inclusive.

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All Broomfield area residents are encouraged to attend the annual Memorial Day celebration on Monday, May 27, 11:00 – 1:00 PM PLEASE MAKE A DONATION... at the Broomfield Commons Pavilion. The Broomfield Lion’s primary Activities will include: mission is to help the vision impaired. Posting of the Colors by the Broomfield We do this by collecting old glasses Don’t miss Police Department and North Metro Fire Rescue Color Guard. for Lions Club re-distribution and helping to Singing of our National Anthem & a Band playing patriotic music. buy new glasses for those in need. This event is hosted by the Broomfield Veterans Memorial Last year we vision-screened Friday & Satur Museum with concessions offered for sale by the day Nights over 1,500 Broomfield area September 20 -21 children Broomfield Lions Club. at the Girl Sco as part of the KidSight program. ut Please join us! Shelte


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A Place to Call Home Meeting at the Broomfield Community Center Sunday Services 9a - Sunday School 10a - Morning Service 5p - Evening Service Wednesday 7p - Bible Study Please check website or call for location C. Jason Walker, Senior Pastor 303.667.5368 |

Sunday Worship 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 a.m.

Sunday School & Adult Bible Classes 9:20 - 10:40 a.m. LCMS

3031 W. 144th Ave., Broomfield 303-469-3521 •

Sunday Worship

Traditional 8:00 a.m. & Contemporary 10:30 a.m.

Sunday School Classes 9:15 a.m. 12601 Sheridan Blvd. Midway & Sheridan


Shepherd of Love Fellowship

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF BROOMFIELD Pastor John Buechner Church service 8:00 & 10:30 a.m.

Pastors: Al & Reva Ehmen & Carole Kellett Music & Drama Director Cathy Peters

Sunday Morning Worship Service 10 a.m.

Adult Sunday school at 9:15 a.m.

Sunday School (all ages) 9 a.m. Student Impact (grades 6-12) Weds. 7 p.m.

Children’s Sunday school 10:30 a.m.

13550 Lowell Blvd., Broomfield

350 Main Street • 303-466-4433 Information at

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buying more farmer’s rights,” he said. Northern Water Spokesman Brian north of Carter Lake, under construc- Werner said the district is also wondering about the delay in the ruling, tion by now. However, six environnoting the project has no further mental groups filed a lawsuit in 2017 reviews. “We haven’t been able to seeking to stop construction of the deliver the full amount that every parreservoir, including the Sierra Club, ticipant can expect every year,” he Save the Colorado, Save the Poudre, said. Living Rivers, the Waterkeeper Alli“It’s been sitting in federal district ance and WildEarth Guardians. court since September, 2017; the “We filed the lawsuit 16 months ago, and we expect a resolution soon,” participants would like to see a decision made,” he said. Broomfield, said Gary Wockner, director of Save which owns 21 percent of the Windy the Colorado. “Simply put, we’re tryGap shares, and the Platte River ing to stop them from further drainPower Authority are the two largest ing the Colorado.” project participants, along with a The reservoir would hold 90,000 acre-feet of water when built -- slightly host of other northern Front Range municipalities. smaller than the 112,000-acre Carter Broomfield’s other major source of Lake – with estimates of a firm yield potable water dates back to 1971, of 30,000 acre-feet annually. Critics when the city inked a contract with note the Gold Medal Colorado River fishery, located just below the Windy Denver Water to supply the city with treated water. This water accounts for Gap dam and diversion could lose an about 35 percent of the city’s total use, additional 10,000 acre feet of flow or about 40 percent of the total treated annually. Wockner said the U.S. Army Corps water, according to the 2011 report. The contract calls for a minimum of Engineers, which grants final approval to dam construction, did not purchase of 4,700 acre feet, with an annual maximum of 6,500 acre feet. fully look at alternatives to building However, Messner said the maximum another reservoir. “The Army statement didn’t analyze conservation and allowed purchase could be far less in

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Gross Reservoir in Boulder County on Dec. 18, 2018. The reservoir is owned and operated by Denver Water and is a source of water for Broomfield. South Boulder Creek flows from the dam. times of drought, when the price can also be hiked. Curiously, Denver Water’s plan to firm up yields is also facing environmental issue, including plans to divert an additional 18,000 acre feet of water from the Frasier River, which happens to have a confluence with the Colorado just above the Windy Gap diversion. Environmental advocates are also challenging the additional diversion, citing the need for Denver Water to look toward better conservation efforts before making future diversions. Denver pipes that water through the Moffat Tunnel, where it flows down South Boulder Creek to Gross Reservoir. Denver Water has plans to expand the reservoir significantly, but those plans may have run into a snag when Boulder County said it has review power over the expansion, another issue that appears headed to legal review.

If everything goes as planned with the Chimney Hollow project, and continued use of Denver Water’s supplies, Messner said the city will still have some “wiggle room,” once the city has reached it planned total build out. This build out is envisioned for the year 2040, with the city servicing just under 40,000 taps, she said. But with water issues becoming larger and larger with each passing year in Colorado, other interested spectators believe that build out is becoming more problematic to service with the water plans in place. “Every city needs to promote water conservation and Broomfield has done some of that,” VanderKooi said. “But we’re still largely building single family homes with yards, and that’s got to be part of the bigger picture. “With climate change affecting future supplies, I think we all need to be more wary of how we’re using our water.”


million from DRCOG Regional Transportation Improvement Program, $4 million from subregional funds from Adams, Boulder and Broomfield, $1 million from CDOT and $1 million in local funding from all eight jurisdictions on the corridor. The corridor will include Bus Rapid Transit and a bicycle path that will serve the 29-mile corridor. The highway is an important roadway for Broomfield as a east-west corridor and the home to several of the city’s newest developments, such as an operation center for JP Morgan Chase and Ikea. Managing land use, which could include attracting development and developing a Bus Rapid Transit along the corridor where station stops will be supported by future job centers, residential neighborhoods and service-oriented businesses. will be important for the project’s success. The Colo. 7 Station Area Master Plan is underway by Boulder County, with Broomfield taking the lead on project management. The plan, which is expected to be complete in 2019, will refine corridor-wide conceptual station plans to serve future bus rapid transit. Station plans will help communities identify station locations; identify the

a recommendation out of the U.S. 36 plan. The project was two-fold — a grant from the Denver Regional Council of Governments was managed by Commuting Solutions and used to design and coordinate efforts among the cities. Once designed, each community Signage on U.S. 36 Bikeway By the end of 2018, Broomfield had paid for signage. Signs designate exits to other trails finished installing signs for the U.S. 36 and milage to the next destination. Bikeway, which runs from WestminBroomfield still is working on ster to Boulder. installing additional signs on RTD As part of the “first and final mile” effort, communities along the U.S. 36 property, which they expect to finish this year, and installing bicycle parkare coordinating with Commuting ing structures at the stations. Solutions to install signs in their Superior has completed its bicycle respective jurisdiction to connect peoshelters, Grant said, and Broomfield’s ple to the bikeway. Signs help cyclists and pedestrians are expected to be complete later this year at Arista. The city currently is find paths through Westminster, Superior, Louisville, Broomfield, Boul- seeking grant funding to construct der and Boulder County and came as the other three, which are expected to right-of-way required to construct stations; understand first and final mile connections to stations; understand station amenities needed; and understand vehicular, bicycle, pedestrian, and transit circulation at stations to support bus rapid transit.

cost $130,000 each for design and construction.

Bicycle project

The Broomfield Trail/West Midway Pedestrian Bridge project is a pedestrian bridge and trail connections to gives cyclists and pedestrians access to the U.S. 36 Bikeway, Interlocken and the Flatiron shopping area. The bridge, which will be available for pedestrian and bicycle use, is planned to go over the BNSF Railroad and connect to Industrial with a path to the U.S. 36 Bikeway. “It’s a project the community has long wanted to see,” Grant said. The project starts at West Midway Boulevard, near the intersection with Hoyt Street, and includes a bridge over the tracks down into Interlocken East Park and ends with a short connection from the park to the bikeway.

Broomfield Baptist Church

A Place to Call Home

Sharing and transforming faith, hopes, and lives!

Meeting at the Broomfield Community Center Sunday Services 9a - Sunday School 10a - Morning Service 5p - Evening Service Wednesday 7p - Bible Study Please check website or call for location

You are welcome! Sunday worship 9am Wednesday fellowship 5-9pm

C. Jason Walker, Senior Pastor 303.667.5368 |

1305 West 10th Avenue (303) 466-4823

Shepherd of Love Fellowship


Sunday Worship

Traditional 8:00 a.m. & Contemporary 10:30 a.m.

Church service 8:00 & 10:30 a.m.

Sunday School Classes 9:15 a.m.

Calvary ChurCh Broomfield Senior PaStor, Steve KalB

Adult Sunday school at 9:15 a.m.

12601 Sheridan Blvd. Midway & Sheridan

Sundays at 9:30am

Children’s Sunday school 10:30 a.m.


12700 Sheridan Blvd. 303-466-9750 •

350 Main Street • 303-466-4433 Information at

Pastors: Al & Reva Ehmen & Carole Kellett Music & Drama Director Cathy Peters

Sunday Morning Worship Service 10 a.m. Sunday School (all ages) 9 a.m. Student Impact (grades 6-12) Weds. 7 p.m.

13550 Lowell Blvd., Broomfield

303-466-5749 or 303-469-0410 •


Sunday Worship 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 a.m.

Sunday School & Adult Bible Classes 9:20 - 10:40 a.m. LCMS

3031 W. 144th Ave., Broomfield 303-469-3521 • BROOMFIELD LIFE 2019 • 47


almost directly over the subdivision throttling their engines to gain altitude when taking off. “Every single flight instructor teaches a noise abatement program,” said Andre, who also is the airport representative to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. “I don’t think we have a noise problem, there are a few noisy people (pilots).” Some mitigation efforts are fairly easy to achieve, such as taking off to the east when possible, and perhaps concentrating some operations into daytime hours. However, homes that are built near airports usually have a stipulation about the possibility of aircraft noise built into their sales contract. “If you are flying a high-performance aircraft, you can throttle it back,” Andre said. “That runway is 9,000 feet long, and no one needs that entire length. But there are some things we cannot do (according to Federal Aviation Administration regulations).” The airport officially is owned by Jefferson County, usually referred to as the airport “sponsor,” but no taxes support the airport. In general, general aviation airports are self-sufficient, getting most of the money for improvements from the FAA, which taxes aircraft fuel to fund the Airport Improvement Program. However, airports do bring in big businesses, and at Rocky Mountain that includes Level 3 Communications, Boulder Aviation, Leprino Foods and Pilatus Aircraft Ltd, which completed a 120,000-square-foot facility at the airport last year. Pilatus flies its Swiss-built aircraft to Colorado for finishing. “Airports are a huge economic driver,” Anslow said. He estimated the economic impact of Rocky Mountain “is certainly in the 100s of millions of dollars.” The airport currently has 180 general aviation hangers and manages about 300 leases, some on the airport itself and some on airport-controlled property. “Ball Corporation isn’t actually on the airport, but they are a tenant,” Anslow said. “We have 170 acres of aircraft property,” Anslow said. “The airport also owns an additional 240 acres of industrial/commercial property” contiguous to the airport itself. But perhaps to biggest addition 48 • BROOMFIELD LIFE 2019

A WWII Japanese airplane flies past the sunsets during Friday evening's Rocky Mountain Airshow at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport in Broomfield. last year for the aviation community was the addition of a second Fixed Base Operator, or FBO, Sheltair Aviation. Expansion into Rocky Mountain is a first time the company has reached beyond the East Coast in its three-decade history. Sheltair’s temporary FBO complex includes an appointed passenger lobby and reception area that looks out on their ramp, along with ground handling and fueling support equipment. Construction of their permanent FBO and hangar facilities will begin later this year. But Andre said the competition for fueling and other services is what pilots are the airport have been screaming for while Signature Flight Support was the lone FBO. The airport made the AOPA’s Top Ten Watch List, last year, which is “10 locations where the organization believes fixed-base operators with monopoly positions may be preventing reasonable airport access with their pricing practices, potentially putting them in violation of FAA grant assurances.” Andre said pilots were often landing at other airports to buy fuel and

avoid high prices at Rocky Mountain. “They were predatory and known to be predatory. Signature had a huge monopoly,” she said. “It’s nice to have competition.” Patrick Sniffen, vice president of marketing at Signature, said the company was in the process of taking over the 65 locations of Landmark Aviation when it ran into the “bad press.” The company is now listing all of its prices and those fees that can be easily identified. “That’s been rectified,” said Sniffen about the pricing controversy. “We were the first to list our fees, and that’s across all our (140) locations in the United States. The IT of it was a fairly significant, and our initiative started long before this PR thing.” Anslow said that short-term improvements for the airport currently only include a resurfacing of the runways, possibly in 2020 or 2021, but he is hoping to get companies to build more hanger space and also hope for additional flight schools, or additional instructors. Currently Rocky Mountain has four flight schools, three fixed-wing

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schools and one helicopter school. “There is a vast shortage of pilots in America because of the forced retirement age,” Anslow said. “We’re now seeing a trend when younger people are coming out and hoping to pursue a career in aviation.” Long-term goals of the airport may be decidedly more problematic, however. Anslow said he hopes Rocky Mountain could become a regional carrier, supporting perhaps 10 or 15 daily commercial jet flights to locations such as Salt Lake City, Seattle or Las Vegas. That may be a more difficult sale, even to airport supporters such as Andre and her husband, Joe McGowan, the former Denver bureau chief of the Associated Press. They said that most of the pilots currently flying out of Rocky Mountain would like to see the general aviation flavor survive. “We’re going to lose our airport if we do that, even though it might be really nice to catch a regional flight from there,” McGowan said. “Can you imagine what people in Superior are going to say when Paul brings in his 737s?”



Broomfield Farmers’ Market

Local Produce, Live Music and Friendly Vendors Completely volunteer run, the Broomfield Farmers’ Market at Holy Comforter Episcopal Church has created a welcoming space with the best local produce, live music and friendly vendors. It has, in fact, been voted Colorado’s favorite farmers’ market twice in its first eight years. Holy Comforter Episcopal Church sponsors the market, but all net revenues from the market are donated back to the community. Coordinator Dave Carter is one of the market’s volunteer managers (it is run entirely by unsalaried volunteers). He notes that the market has grown into a community asset over its eight-year period. “The community support has been fantastic,” he continues. “The Mayor, members of the Chamber of Commerce, and local elected officials join us each June as we cut the ribbon to open our market season. And, we love to partner with area business to sponsor special days for their employees at the market.” “The Broomfield Enterprise and other local publications have helped us spread the word,” Carter adds. The market is dedicated to ensuring that the locally grown food it offers is accessible to residents throughout the community. “We have partnered with LiveWell Colorado to double up the value of benefits redeemed at our market by residents on SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program),” Carter explains.” And we have partnered with the Broomfield Department of Health and Human Services to offer $10 weekly vouchers to residents in the WIC (Women’s Infants and Children)

nutrition program. “Some of our produce and bread vendors contribute unsold goods each week to Broomfield FISH.” Last year those contributions topped two tons! And, youth involved with Broomfield FISH help return the favor by assisting with the set-up and take-down of the market each week. Farmers and local food continues to be the top priority for the market. “We want to make sure that locally-grown food remains the cornerstone of our market. That’s why we limit nonfood vendors to no more than 20 percent of our market space, and we require those vendors to offer products that are locally grown or somehow related to the mission of our market.” The market also provides three booths weekly to community nonprofit organizations. Several promotions and special events are in store at the market this year. The “Iron Chef ” competition, featuring student chefs from the Escoffier School of Culinary Arts competing with ingredients from market vendors, returns in August. Other events include the Veggie 500, the Not Your Westminster Dog Show and a Veggie Tractor Pull (with a children’s pedal tractor). The market plans to have a special event or promotion each week. The Broomfield Farmers’ Market at Holy Comforter will be open June 11th and will continue each Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. through September. You can’t miss it at the intersection of Highway 287 and W. 10th Avenue. Visit or visit the market on Facebook.

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A Precious Child

Providing Basic Essentials to Disadvantaged Colorado Children Since 2008

Volunteers needed to change lives for good.


Precious Child of Broomfield aims to help Colorado children thrive, succeed and, indeed, feel truly precious amidst the most difficult life challenges, such as abuse, neglect, poverty, foster care placements and emergency situations. The organization provided opportunities and necessary resources to 48,970 children in 2018 and also supported more than 5,000 caregivers. Founded in 2008 by Carina Martin, A Precious Child meets basic needs through their Resource Center in Broomfield where families can get clothing, coats, shoes, household goods, diapers, hygiene items and more free of charge. A Precious Child also provides a variety of programs to fill in gaps in service in the community to ensure that children have access to tools for their success.


By collaborating with more than 440 Agency Partners in Broomfield and throughout the Denver Metro area, including schools, health and human services, churches, hospitals, police and fire departments, homeless shelters and foster care organizations, A Precious Child maximizes its impact and reaches the children who need their help the most. “Carina Martin founded A Precious Child in her garage, driven by the idea that it’s unacceptable for children to not have the essentials they need to thrive,” explained Alissa M. Trumbull, Director of Development and Marketing at A Precious Child. “We collaborate with our Agency Partners to help build the whole child, taking a holistic approach to care and connecting children and families to the resources we provide through our eight core programs.” Child Outcomes Advocates provide personalized case management to

disadvantaged and displaced children and families through A Precious Child’s Resource Center, connecting children with services, opportunities and educational support. A Precious Child’s eight core programs ensure that children are supported and have the opportunities and access to the resources they deserve, including clothing so they may feel confident, educational support for academic success, opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities and gifts for normalcy to celebrate special moments throughout the year. “We don’t ever want children to be sidelined due to poverty and believe every child should have opportunities to participate alongside their peers,” noted Trumbull. “Seventy-six percent of the children who have received scholarships from A Precious Child have seen increases in their grades and attendance. When you provide children with the tools they need and

access to people who care, children can thrive.” Families come to A Precious Child from all kinds of life situations. “A mom came to us fleeing a domestic violence situation,” Trumbull shared. “We were able to provide clothing for her and her son and connect her with community resources the very next day. She said that if it weren’t for the support of A Precious Child, she doesn’t know if she would have been able to leave her abusive situation. Now her son is doing well and she’s getting her college degree.” Last year’s 6,700 volunteers rendered these success stories possible, and this year the need is more acute. A Precious Child looks to volunteers to sort the 3,000 pounds of donations received daily and assist in other capacities, including receptionist, data entry, store volunteer, helping in the Inspiring Minds Center, development or programs support and grant research. Individuals and large corporate, church and community groups are welcome to volunteer. Opportunities are available for children as young as five. “A Precious Child relies on our volunteers’ time and talents to ensure the success and growth of our programs and events,” said Nichole Karpinsky, Director of Volunteer Services for the organization. “We simply cannot do what we do without the support of our amazing volunteers.” Volunteer opportunities are available Monday through Friday, as well as several evenings and weekends each month. The annual Broomfield Trails Marathon on Oct. 13 will require 350 volunteers. Upcoming fundraisers for A Precious Child include the marathon, the Golf 4 A Precious Child Tournament on June 10 at Omni Interlocken Golf Club, and the Precious Treasures Garage Sale on June 22 at A Precious Child, 7051 W. 118th Ave. in Broomfield. To learn more, visit A Precious Child at or e-mail for current volunteer opportunities.

“Our programs are a vital resource to the community. Roughly 75% of the families we see have a household income of less than $20,000 a year. By providing basic essentials to the children and families who need our help the most, A Precious Child ensures that no child is sidelined because of their circumstances. Our families rely on the continued assistance from our Broomfield neighbors in order to have the opportunities and resources they need to thrive. We are continually grateful for the community’s support. – Brittany Polinski, Vice President of Programs & Evaluation, A Precious Child

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