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Festival fun returns to Longmont..............................56

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Zometool’s model for success ...................................... 24 Alternative energy comes home ................................ 30

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When I meet people in town, they usually say, “Oh, yeah, I know you, you’re Dr. Jessica. I’ve seen your ad with that picture of you and that cute little girl.” Well, perhaps I should tell you a little more about that photo, and why I use it in my ads. Let’s start with me, the gal on the right. Fourteen years ago when I was a freshman in college taking pre-med courses, I developed allergies which led to chronic sinus infections. My medical doctor had me on some really powerful drugs, but nothing was helping! The infections kept getting stronger and stronger and so did the doses of antibiotics. I was so sick for so long that my parents decided to take me out of school so I could focus on getting healthy. A friend of mine convinced me to give chiropractic a try, but I just didn’t believe in it! Out of desperation, I went to see him. The chiropractor did an exam, took some films, and then “adjusted” my spine. The adjustment didn’t hurt, it actually felt good. I finally got relief from the terrible pressure in my sinuses! It worked so well that I have never had another sinus infection in over 12 years…and I went to chiropractic college instead of medical school, as I had planned. Madi, the little girl in the middle of the photo, used to be plagued with ear infections. Her mom Tara, the gal on the left, was constantly taking her to the pediatrician for the first 6 months of her life. After I started to adjust Madi, the ear infections started to subside, and now, years later, she has never had another ear infection. She is a happy, healthy, lively toddler now, not a sickly little girl. Copyright 2000, KA


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I’ve heard it said many times since moving to Colorado that people come for the winter and stay for the summer. Too true. Interstate immigrants accustomed to hotter/drier/wetter/colder climates get a taste of that near perfect Colorado weather and decide that occasional nightmare winter-time commute and summer of wildfires can be overlooked.Well, this edition is all about taking advantage of our 300 some odd days of glorious sunshine to their fullest.We have it good here, take it from me, one of those interstate immigrants, your choices abound. Hike, bike, sleep on the ground with fauna. For the adventurous; go rock climbing, off-roading, or mountain biking. No matter what you’re into, as long as it doesn’t involve the ocean, you can probably find it here. In fact, you may even be able to find some of those ocean related sports being adapted, Colorado style. Can’t surf? Try stand up paddleboarding (SUP).The Lyons Outdoor Games will have demonstrations and clinics in SUP as well as many other outdoor sporting demonstrations competitions. Or, pick up windsurfing out on Union Reservoir, touted as one of the best windsurfing spots in Colorado.And while you may miss the salty ocean spray on your skin, sailing Colorado’s many freshwater lakes and reservoirs is a popular pastime with those who choose stay for the summer.Though the availability often depends on water levels and drought conditions, so always check before you commit. If communing with Mother Nature isn’t your thing, that doesn’t mean you need be relegated to re-runs on the couch for the summer. With so many marathons and triathlons, there’s always something to keep you in training shape. Then again, just relaxing definitely has its appeal.There are many local festivals that don’t involve anything more strenuous than staking out a spot and setting up a lawn chair. Whatever you do, do it with gusto. Enjoy the weather while remembering those less fortunate, stuck in the stifling heat.


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My one-second impression was - Paramore soundalike. Like Hayley Williams, vocalist Janaya Spink belts it out with a ferocity that belies her size. Pretty feminine vocals that would be at home in some smoky cabaret, soar above hard rock guitar lines and persistent ticking beats, laid down by fellow band members Jake Putnicki and Justin Maul (guitar), Jordan Saulnier (bass) and founding member Austin Rosén (drums). That’s about where the similarity ends though. It didn’t take long to see that they move beyond that and into a much more rock, soul, blues driven territory. Granted, I’m not much of a radio listener, but I’m a little surprised Nautical Mile isn’t all over the airwaves. Their music is a pop station’s dream; hooky, danceable, ready made ear worms. For those that still doubt whether or not a girl can rock, I dare you to show up at one one of their shows. See if Nautical Mile doesn’t prove you wrong. -Misty Kaiser

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Something Underground I grew up around music. A lot of it. If we weren’t actively making it, it was somewhere in the background. One of those sayings from that early musical haze springs to mind when listening to Denver-based Something Underground; nothing beats family harmony. Families blend in ways that can’t be replicated and even if for those that don’t know what I’m talking about, it would still be recognizable listening to brothers Josh and Seth Larson. There are a few other acts out there pulling off the sibling-harmony act, The Avett Brothers for one, but not with such an interesting mix of style. Equal parts rock and Americana, peppered with some funky reggae, they offer a multi-genre and generational appeal. I’ve not yet had the pleasure of catching them live, but I understand it’s a good time to be had by all. So take advantage of one of the great bands Longmont has to offer this summer. -Misty Kaiser

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For those about to rock... this album may surprise you. A much more subdued sound issues from the angsty leather-clad group this time around. That’s not to say they don’t deliver on the loud, they just don’t take it to 11. The hard-rockin’ moments are less pervasive than on previous albums and the firey angst dips down into a mellower emotional territory. Possibly due to the death of band member, Robert Been’s father (Micheal Been of The Call). They even go so far as to include a signature cover of The Call’s Let the Day Begin. Still, they do what they do best, conjuring up visions of cruising down a hot, dusty, and lonely road, with all its peaks and valleys, just living for the beer at the end. Dark guitar strains and primal drums drive you through the bravado to a softer underbelly that was only hinted at before. The band will be performing at The Gothic Theatre in Denver on May 20 and Belly Up in Aspen, May 21. Look for me. I’ll be the one getting my leather jacket signed. - Misty Kaiser 10 SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2013




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Trairidge Runners ascend Schofield Pass. Photo by Adam Mehlberg

By Darren Thornberry “Get off the road” is not just something that’s yelled at a cyclist. Off-roading, whether in a four-wheel-drive

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(4x4) vehicle or a dirt bike, is a lifestyle enjoyed by many right here in Longmont, the Front Range and around northern Colorado. There are untold trails and quasi-trails in this g region that, when traveled, prov h vide hours

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without question an activity that friends, couples and whole families can enjoy at their own pace or in groups, experiencing the wilds of our state in a way that city-dwellers too often let slip right past them. Longmont’s Trailridge Runners 4-Wheel-Drive Club routinely sees families with kids enjoying the ride. Everyone is invited. There are 48 active family memberships in the club at the time of this story. Loveland’s Northern Colorado Trail Riders (NCTR) motorcycle club has a number of members who lead family rides and camping trips. Kids h have to be big enough to ride a dirt bike, of course, but with that accomplished, it’s time to hit the trail or lack thereof.


“Four-wheel-drive clubs have been around over the years,” says Trailridge Runners secretary Adam Mehlberg. “The casual user numbers are increasing as more people move to the area and take an interest in ATVs, motorcycles, and 4WD vehicles to recreate on our public lands.” There are a number of great areas in this part of the state for Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) access. It really depends on what type of riding eenjoy you


and your skill level, says NCTR president Amanda Tate. Northern Colorado and Southern Wyy oming offer everythingg from technical single track to easy, open 4WD


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roads. Types of terrain include sand dunes, water crossings, rocks, steep, high elevation, motocross tracks- all sorts of good stuff!” With motorbikes and 4x4s charging up the same hills, one might expect there to be some competition

among drivers. Tate puts that idea to rest. “We do generally share trail riding values and work together toward common goals related to access issues, responsible recreation and keeping our respective sports active in this area,” she says. “As a com-

mon courtesy, folks usually pull over and make sure stopped ATVs, 4WDs or dirt bikers are okay.” Mehlberg agrees. “The organized motorized groups are not at odds at all. We know that divide-and-conquer will get us all locked out of our 4WD roads and motorized trails. We Trailridge Runners members repair a section of the promote courtesy in our club so Middle St. Vrain 4WD Road. Photo by Karla Harmon that we can all share the 4WD roads. In the Northern Front Range there are very few motorcycle or ATV specific motorized trails so the issue of user conflict doesn’t happen much.” For heaven’s sake, let’s not forget about vehicle maintenance. Stonum Automotive in Longmont maintains, services and repairs vehicles heading off the highway. Assistant manager Peter Long is a very experienced off-road enthusiast with an encyclopedic knowledge of maintenance issues. “There are many

Boulder County Fair Goes Mini

A big, little event has been added to the Boulder County Fair this year. Miniature Bull riding has been popping up on national youth rodeo circuits with increased frequency over the past few years and now it’s making its way here. These particular mini-bulls join the rodeo from Chad Casperson’s Idaho ranch, dedicated to raising the small-statured steer. Since Miniature Bulls range in height from 36 to 46 inches, riders between the ages of 7 and 14 gain the experience of riding a full grown bull without the intimidating size. “I believe that we are used to watching Junior rodeos where cowboys ride steers. These youth would much rather ride a mini-bull that has the structure and the muscle that would make it a natural progression to be professional bull riders,” says Laura Boldt, Boulder County Fair Coordinator. The group of local and out of state riders will compete on Thursday, August 8, at 6:30 p.m. in the Jack Murphy Outdoor Arena. The bulls may be short, but they’re not short on attitude, making for a fun filled event, not to be missed. 14 SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2013





The simple fact that we have access to all these wonderful areas and that they are right in our own back yards are what make this area great.


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View from Tomichi Pass with Hancock Pass in the left background. Photo by Adam Mehlberg

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parts that should be checked before and after a ride,” he explains. “Steering suspension parts shouldn’t be loose or worn down too much. Even partially worn can accelerate wear immensely when you subject the vehicle to off-road abuse.” Long explains (in layman’s terms, thankfully) that when putting on an aftermarket suspension system, there are multiple adjustment points. Stonum has a state-of-the-art alignment machine that adjusts for changes in suspension and steering. The business has been busy with alignments and lockers for differentials as more and more people get their vehicles trailready. “Everything from drive shaft and UV joints to axles and vent hoses should be working soundly because you don’t want to have a trip-ending problem on the trail that could easily have been prevented with maintenance.” Mark Woodward is parts and ac16 SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2013


cessories manager at Rocky Mountain Kawasaki in Longmont. Known as the “Mile High Mouth,” he’s been riding motorcycles for 40 years and has just about seen it all. “The stories I could tell,” he chuckles. “With spring finally here, we’re seeing a lot of people come in for maintenance and to apply for OHV permits and obtain spark arresters. This time of year, the High Country trails are beginning to melt, so access to our favorite trails is just around the corner.” Woodward will put a new rider on a bike that is right for their size, skill level and age. He’s been impressed with the variety of new bikes for smaller-framed individuals. “It’s safety first at the dealership, from boots to helmets and properly layered protective clothes and gear. These days kids and women are much more likely to ride. It’s no powder-puff class.” Some readers will already be rethinking selling that old Jeep and LONGMONT TIMES-CALL LONGMONT MAGAZINE

instead getting acquainted with a local club. They should understand that clubs like Trailridge and NCTR are not just about tearing up a mountain pass. There are dues, there are bylaws, and there is a fierce commitment to respecting Mother Nature and other riders. Anyone can put gas in the tank and take off, but off-roading clubs generally draw on the strength of their numbers to volunteer, assist governmental agencies and make sure their tires leave helpful treads. Trailridge Runners, for example, works mainly with the Boulder Ranger District of the U.S. Forest Service. It has received grants from the State Trails program administered by the State Parks for some of its projects. The largest was a $230,000 grant to restore the meadow in the Lefthand Canyon Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) system near Jamestown. The club also rebuilt a lot of the campgrounds on the Boulder Ranger District and WWW.TIMESCALL.COM

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placed carsonite road number signs on many 4WD roads on the Boulder Ranger District. Most of NCTR’s volunteer hours are devoted to singletrack trails that it has adopted and maintains for all user groups. This means clearing deadfall, creating water bars to prevent run-off erosion, building bridges to prevent steam disruption, replacing or updating signage and trail markers, picking up trash and shooting remnants, etc. In addition to trail maintenance, NCTR members have also volunteered a number of hours for a fundraising event in August that supports programs and other organizations that promote dirt biking/off-road motorcycling (Moose Run Dual Sport Rally). “The simple fact that we have access to all these wonderful areas and that they are right in our own back yards are what make this area great,” says Tate. “Colorado is home to millions of acres of National Forest – Land of Many Uses and the Rocky Mountains lend themselves well to that end.”

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By Kent Haruf- Ampichellis Ebooks/ Martin Brown Publishers, LLC In the small fictional town of Holt, Colorado very little goes unnoticed and even less un-gossiped about. So when Dad and Mary’s daughter, Lorraine returns from Denver to help care for her father, her presence dredges up an old family hurt.

I found myself fully immersed in the Lewis family from the first scene in which Dad Lewis is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Through dealing with Dad’s imminent death, the Lewis family connects with a neighbor’s eight year-old granddaughter, Alice, who has recently lost her own mother, causing Dad to examine his relationship with his own children. In the midst of the Lewis upheaval, Holt’s brand new preacher, the Reverend Rob Lyle, is struggling to mend relationships with his own family while attempting to establish his place in town. Kent Haruf delivers the story in his signature plain, straightforward writing style reminiscent of Salinger. He makes expectation of his characters’ likability. Whether or not you like the character of Dad Lewis, it’s hard not to be drawn in by him and his brusque interactions with those around him. There is no easy resolution for Dad, or anyone else, but that’s

really what these kind of stories are; a stolen glimpse into one pivotal moment of someone else’s life. Unknown life happened before the shared moment and unknown life goes on afterward. I wouldn’t say it’s a comfortable read, but most will find it easy to identify with this amazingly simple, yet incredibly complex span of small town life, that finds strength in its own frailty. Benediction isn’t the first book Haruf has written about the difficult yet endearing town of Holt and its residents. It’s the latest in a series that began with The Tie that Binds published in 1984. Loosely connected by setting and events, taken as a whole the books paint a colorful, and occasionally painful, picture of rural life that resonates far beyond Colorado state lines. -Misty Kaiser

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THE MOTEL LIFE by Willie Vlautin

I’m an escapist reader. I don’t usually immerse myself in stories of realistic people with realistic problems, much to the chagrin of many a former bookclub member, I’m sure. Whether it’s sci-fi, fantasy or a good who dunnit, I prefer being swept away to unbelievable places and characters with problems that leave the fate of the world hanging in the balance. So, it’s a little out of my character to have chosen two books with a “slice of life” bend this time around, but for those who prefer something a little more gritty and real, they’re definitely worth a read. The Motel Life is a relatively short novel offering a Steinbeck-like peek into the lives of two brothers, Frank and Jerry Lee, who exist on the fringes of society, low on luck, but still struggling to survive. After Frank is involved in a hit and run accident that ruins what little hope they had, the brothers go on the run, moving down the road from motel to motel. The journey forces them to confront the physical and emotional ramifications of the incident together. Vlautin presents an unflinching look at the impact of the choices we make on what we perceive as our ‘luck’ in life. The story itself is as desolate and lonely as its Nevada desert winter backdrop, and gives no comfort or apology. A film version of The Motel Life was released for the Rome Film Festival, but there’s no word yet on a definite US release date. - Misty Kaiser WWW.TIMESCALL.COM



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BOOK CLUBS AND EVENTS 504 Main St. Longmont

The Godric’s Hollow Group Barbed Wire Books, Alternating Tuesdays and Thursdays monthly, 6 to 7:30 p.m. The Godric’s Hollow group, a Harry Potter Discussion Society, is meeting for a magical discussion of a magical world.

The Grey Havens Group Barbed Wire Books, Tuesdays, 4 to 7:30 p.m. A Tolkien Discussion Society meeting. Join them for a lively and illuminating discussion of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.

The Longmont Book Club There are three groups of the Longmont Book Club meeting every first, third and fourth Saturday. First Editions Meets every first Saturday of the month at 10:15 a.m. at Barbed Wire Books,

May 4: “The Paris Wife” by Paula McLain June 1: “Double Cross, The True Story of the D-Day Spies” by Ben Macintyre July 6: “The End of Your Life Book Club” by Will Schwalbe Aug. 3: “The Silence of Trees” by Valya Dudycz Lupescu

Third Rocks! Meets every third Saturday of the month at 10:15 a.m. at Barbed Wire Books, 504 Main St. Longmont May 18: “Howards End” by E.M. Forster June 15 : “A Thousand Splendid Suns” by Khaled Hosseini

Fourth Edition Meets every fourth Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. Panera Bread- Harvest Junction, Main St. and Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont

June 22: “The Yellow Wind” by David Grossman July 27: “The Count of Monte Cristo” (Conclusion) by Alexandre Dumas Aug. 24: “The Satanic Verses” by Salman Rushdie

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Made In Longmont, USA Zometool offers nearly two-dozen different kits, including the popular Crazy Bubbles (produces “mind blowing” square, cubic or spiral bubbles) and the modular Creator series. And every piece, in every Zometool product, is manufactured locally in Longmont. Over in the Zometool fabrication area, plant manager Ryan Ward is preparing several shipments while the injection molding machine hums and turns out hundreds of blue struts. “We make about thirty different pieces in all,” Ward says, “in pretty much every color of the rainbow – including some that glow in the dark.” With hundreds of thousands of Zometool kits now sold each year, production is expected to stay very, very busy. But that’s just bottom-line, business talk. In the front office, the conversation between Hildebrandt and Neumann has again turned philo-

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THE SUN SHINES for Everybody Achieving net-zero-energy status is the dream of many environmentally savvy homeowners. A net-zero-energy house uses about 60 to 70 percent less energy than a conventional home, with the balance of its energy needs supplied by renewable technologies, according to the U.S Department of Energy. It may use some energy from the local utility, but a net-zero-energy home generates most of its own energy and makes enough extra to sell back to the utility through “net metering,” offsetting the amount purchased.

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Geothermal heating and cooling

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When I meet people in town, they usually say, “Oh, yeah, I know you, you’re Dr. Jessica. I’ve seen your ad with that picture of you and that cute little girl.” Well, perhaps I should tell you a little more about that photo, and why I use it in my ads. Let’s start with me, the gal on the right. Fourteen years ago when I was a freshman in college taking pre-med courses, I developed allergies which led to chronic sinus infections. My medical doctor had me on some really powerful drugs, but nothing was helping! The infections kept getting stronger and stronger and so did the doses of antibiotics. I was so sick for so long that my parents decided to take me out of school so I could focus on getting healthy. A friend of mine convinced me to give chiropractic a try, but I just didn’t believe in it! Out of desperation, I went to see him. The chiropractor did an exam, took some films, and then “adjusted” my spine. The adjustment didn’t hurt, it actually felt good. I finally got relief from the terrible pressure in my sinuses! It worked so well that I have never had another sinus infection in over 12 years…and I went to chiropractic college instead of medical school, as I had planned. Madi, the little girl in the middle of the photo, used to be plagued with ear infections. Her mom Tara, the gal on the left, was constantly taking her to the pediatrician for the first 6 months of her life. After I started to adjust Madi, the ear infections started to subside, and now, years later, she has never had another ear infection. She is a happy, healthy, lively toddler now, not a sickly little girl. Copyright 2000, KA

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It’s strange how life is, because now people come to see me with their sinus and allergy problems. Also they come to me with their headaches, migraines, chronic pain, neck pain, shoulder/arm pain, whiplash from car accidents, backaches, ear infections, asthma, allergies, numbness in limbs, athletic injuries, just to name a few. A large percentage of Americans no longer have health insurance and those who do have it have found that their benefits are being reduced as each year passes. Deductibles are rising, and restrictive HMO’s are now common. That’s where my practice comes in. I have found a way so that more people are able to afford the care they need, people with or without health insurance. A whole week of care in my office could cost what you’d pay for just one visit elsewhere.


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“Geothermal is the best answer,” says Monte Schmidt, principal owner of Blue Valley Energy in Longmont. “It is a naturally occurring heat source from the earth. And, heat pumps outlast solar and wind. I put a piping system in the ground, and the loop has 100 years life.” Currently, the biggest obstacle to geothermal energy is its initial cost, which can be a lot higher than a traditional furnace replacement. But, since geothermal systems both heat and cool, they can replace not just the heating system but the cooling system as well. Schmidt installed his first geothermal system in 1999. He knows it’s still working since he services the systems he installs and keeps track of them over the years. He has completed about 200 along the Front Range. “Their systems have done well; they have lower maintenance costs than other renewable-energy systems and are very reliable.”

A network of underground pipes is installed for a geothermal heating and cooling system.

One of Schmidt’s customers, environmentalist Todd W. Jones, added solar photovoltaic panels to his existing geothermal system more than a year ago. “The electricity from the photovoltaics runs the geothermal system,” Jones explains. “Now we get all of our heating and cooling and much of our hot water from the earth and the sun. That means we have guilt-free air conditioning in the summer. It’s really satisfying to run the electric meter backwards and know that we have greatly reduced our dependence on fossil fuels. We think that energy costs will only go up, and so we are glad we have an eco-home that lets us live in comfort year round.” Jones recommends that the costs of these renewable systems be built into the financing for building and buying a new house. “The biggest downside is the up-front cost. But if it was

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worked into the financing of a new home, it could be paid over a 30-year mortgage. In effect, your utility bills would be included in your mortgage payments that way.” With rebates and tax credits, the geothermal and solar systems installed

totaled around $50,000. “It increases the value of the home in the long term, and will pay for itself in 15-20 years – or sooner as energy prices continue to rise.”

Across the country, photovoltaic energy is increasingly being embraced as panel prices fall. Solar arrays capture the energy from the sun and turn it into electricity. There are no moving parts and the systems require very little maintenance. Most solar systems are used to supplement utility-provided power to reduce energy costs. “The price of installed solar has dropped 60 percent over the last four years,” says Doug Southard of Southard Solar in Longmont. “The cost of solar is now on a par with the electric company’s coal-generated power. Fewer than 100 homes in Longmont have solar electric. There is some solar thermal for hot water and heating – we see the collectors on one or two roofs in every neighborhood – but I don’t know how many of those systems still work.” Southard has been installing solar systems for four years, since he received solar certification at Arapahoe

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What is the utility’s role in renewable energy? Deborah Cameron, customer services and marketing supervisor at Longmont Power and Communications, says, “In 2012, in our Renewable Power Purchase Energy Program, 19 percent came from hydro and 3 percent from other renewable sources already in the mix for all Longmont Power customers. Of 36,809 total customers, around 550 customers took advantage of the program.” Longmont Power charges customers extra for renewable energy – the basic

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rate is $2.72 per kilowatt hour each month and it is sold in 100 kilowatt blocks. Residents and businesses may participate. For Longmont Power customers who adopt solar or geothermal or another renewable resource, Cameron says, “We have a net metering process on their site. We charge them for their electric usage, and we reconcile it with the energy they have produced. They only pay for what they use from us. We account for the energy they put back in the system.” She notes there is a downside for people who install renewable energy systems: “We have seen that our low rates make those payback times extremely long.”

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Perhaps you’re not yet in the market for a renewable energy system. Here is a smaller investment you can make: an electric bicycle. Tom Wilson of Small Planet E Vehicles says, “Riding an electric bike is a lifestyle for people who want to use their cars less. Today I sold a bike to a man who commutes from Aurora to downtown Denver – 40 miles a day.” If you visit the store, you’ll notice solar on the roof, and a solar charging station outside the store for electric bicycles. It works 24/7 and is free. “The sun shines for everybody,” Wilson says.

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A family affair packed with thrills and life learning experiences A pair of climbers make their way to the top. Photo courtesy of Apex Ex.

by Elise Oberliesen Maybe you’ve given some thought to rock climbing because it looks like a great way to get outside and make a date with Mother Nature and get the family together. Or maybe you’ve scaled the climbing wall at the rec center a few years ago and forgot just how much you love the thrill of dangling from a rope a hundred feet off the ground. A great way to test the ropes and see if climbing is your kind of thing is as easy as signing up for classes at a local rec center or perhaps a half day workshops with a climbing instructor from Apex Ex Adventures, a local company that coordinates outdoor adventure trips and teaches climbing classes. Just like many other sports climbing requires keen balance 36 SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2013


and core strength. Unfortunately, climbing may seem like an activity reserved only for people with superhero strength or who are chiseled like Michelangelo’s David. But that’s not exactly true, says Rebecca Allison, lead climbing instructor at Longmont Rec Center with about 13 years climbing experience. “Technique and balance will always be more helpful than strength and power to get someone up a wall. This is what I practice and also what I teach.” When you decide to learn a skill like rock climbing, sometimes it’s important to forget what you think you know. For example, many people believe that a great climber’s secret weapon lies in their god-like upper body strength –biceps and shoulders ripped with steel. LONGMONT TIMES-CALL LONGMONT MAGAZINE

To dislodge the idea, consider how you climb a ladder. Leg strength trumps arm strength when climbing a ladder, a tree, or a rock wall. “Learning to transfer one’s weight from the arms to the legs is one of the first skills I teach any climber,” Allison says.

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Just about anyone can have fun with climbing because the sport offers various levels of challenge-from novice, to expert to something sliced right down the middle, says Spencer Hennigan, Director of Operations with Apex Ex Adventures. Plus, climbing teaches other skills you might not expect. “It’s a great sport for families. With rock climbing you’re all at one site, to complete one goal. It’s about communication and teamwork,” HenWWW.TIMESCALL.COM

nigan says. “Everyone has to work together or we’re not going on the ropes.” And then there are the unexpected moments that add significance and humor to climbing trips. “It’s fun when you see families belaying each other, or the kid belaying the father. It gives them an empowered feeling because they are all working together,” Hennigan says. While ApexEx works with many age groups including families, Hennigan says they tend to see more active adults. “Our big demographic is 25-45 years of age, working professionals who have time and are interested in pursuing a new sport or outdoor activity.” While working with overweight individuals, Allison has helped people learn to push through their fears and mental blocks. She says it’s quite remarkable to see the look of determination of their faces and then to experience their sense of accomplishment after they reach the top of the wall.

Rock climbing can be a lifetime sport the whole family can enjoy.

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Currently Longmont Rec Center offers plenty of rock climbing classes for kids, but hasn’t traditionally offered lots of adults only climbing classes. However, they are considering ways to broaden their program line-up. “We’re always looking at new options for


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classes. We’ve talked about [climbing classes for] family only, women’s only and active adult classes, for folks over 50,” said Longmont Rec Center supervisor Ben Wagner said. Who knows, maybe it’s time to ask for classes that fit your needs and interests.

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Climbing draws people to the sport for different reasons. For some, climbing instills a certain peaceful connection, while others enjoy the thrills, challenges and feelings of accomplishment it offers. But few can argue about the inherent risks that go with rock climbing. And no one knows that better than world-renowned rock climber Steph Davis who says climbing is all about risk management. So instead of letting herself get caught up in the hooks and snags of “what if” thinking, Davis prepares herself mentally and physically so that fear has fewer entries into her mind. “Don’t let the fear stop you- if you don’t do something just because you’re afraid then you don’t have a lot of freedom,” Davis says. As a lifelong climber Davis gives the term guts a completely new meaning. She climbs in the beautifully chiseled sandstone mountains of Moab - with no ropes.

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Climbers on belay carefully watch their partners on the rocks. Photo courtesy of Apex Ex.

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crevices perfectly sized to fit hands, feet and fists. In this style of climbing, you wedge body parts into the cracks and then propel yourself up. In her new book, Learning to Fly, Steph Davis explores how to maintain lifelong climbing pursuits while continually pushing through fear. If you’re scouting for local places to climb, well, there’s no shortage of them around here. The harder part might lie in finding experienced people to climb with. Hennigan and Allison suggest picking up a local guide book that explains different trail locations, levels of difficulty and necessary equipment. Local climbing stores carry guide books and also offer friendly suggestions about where to climb or more importantly-where not to.

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RUNNING SMOOTHLY No matter the distance, running in a race means challenging fun for all. Compiled By Summer Stair

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Whether you’re running to lose weight or to stay in shape and whether you like to run with someone or by yourself, any runner will tell you that the best part about it is the feeling you get after you are done. Living in Colorado, you have ample opportunity to get outside and run and we are just lucky enough to live in an area that is health conscious. So whether you are a beginner, intermediate or an experienced athlete make 2013 the year to get out and support the many road and trail races and triathlons that make Northern Colorado so great.

Enjoy Family Friendly Events

Longmont’s Triathlon, June 1 and 2, hits its 33rd anniversary this year, making it the longest running triathlon in Colorado. This

family-friendly triathlon includes a Kids Only Triathlon, a Tri-a-Try for beginners and the original Triathlon for those who want to take on the full course. Participants that do the original triathlon can expect to 525 yard swim, 12 bike and a 5K run; the Tri-a-Try features a 200 yard swim, 4 mile bike and a 2K run; and last the Kids Only Triathlon determines its distances by age. This fun Longmont event is made for everyone in the family to attend. It even features a wheelchair division. For more information or to register, visit triathlon.htm. If a triathlon isn’t your style, but you are still looking for something you would like to try with the whole family then check out Longmont’s Sunrise Stampede, June 8. This event features a 2 mile run/ walk and a 10K. Each run allows all ages, as well as baby strollers.

This run qualifies as part of the ever-popular 3-Race Series. For more information or to register, visit

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The Fort Collins Human Race trickles runners through Old Town Fort Collins and includes a 5K/10K Run/Walk on July 27th. The 2013 race, marks this runs 30th anniversary and will feature all-new fast, scenic courses for runners to enjoy. This is a ZeroWaste event is family friendly andd includes a 1 mile Kids Fun Run at the


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Get Up And Go

Tom Dueber, owner and general manager of Canyon Personal Training and Fitness in Longmont, says every racer has to start somewhere. Whether novice or veteran, there are many factors to consider for any type of race. Dueber says adequately preparing for a race comes down to a few major topics: • Pick the right race for you • Select a training program • Integrate mental tactics into your training to get you through mileage and mental walls • Prepare and wear appropriate sports gear/equipment


• Visit the race website to learn about details, directions and tips With these factors coming into play when training and racing, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, nervous or just plain lost because there is so much information to digest. However, seeking advice from people in the racing industry, athletic friends, professionals, learning more from a variety of reputable websites, books or figuring out what works for you as you go will help you to feel sufficiently prepared on race day. As it’s said, “knowledge is power,” and the adage applies for race training, too. Because we’re all beginners at some point, it’s not recommended to expect that you will place in the toptier of your age category on race day. Although ambitious goals can be encouraging, you don’t want to set yourself up for disappointment. Dueber suggests starting with attainable goals

and listening to your gut to increase your confidence and excitement about the process and final results. “Choose a race right for you,” he says. “Set realistic expectations. For instance, if you are going to do a foot race and have never raced before, start with a shorter race, such as a 5k, and work your way up to bigger events.” Once you select your race, register, mark it in your calendar, make an announcement or place the date in a spot you’ll see it often to keep high levels of motivation. Doing so will help keep you on-track. Sometimes, enlisting friends or close-ones to join in the training, race or both can be a great way to stay accountable, excited and encouraged, especially when motivation is running short. “I definitely recommend a training buddy,” Dueber says. “I would look for someone in about the same place as you in their race career. I would also pick someone you get along with

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because you are going to be spending a lot of time together.” If a training buddy feels right for you, be careful to select someone who is close to your athletic level, as you don’t want to be discouraged each time you train with a pace too fast or slow and not enough or too much mileage, as training in a safe and healthy way should be fundamental for you. Additionally, choose someone who will be a positive influence on your training and vice versa.

Train Your Way

With training regimes, there’s so much information available online, in books or by word-of-mouth, and it can be tricky to figure out what works best for your body, as what works for one person may not for the next. Generally, racers learn what works by trying a variety of things and seeing how their body responds as time goes on and more races are tallied. How-

ever, Dueber suggests following an expert-created training plan to ensure you’ll train safely, while meeting all mileage, nutritional and health musts. “You need to put your body in the best possible position to complete the race and avoid injury. Increasing cardiovascular endurance and over-all strength is the best way to avoid injury and enjoy your first racing experience,” Dueber says. “I recommend a training program that focuses on diet, strength-training and cardiovascular activity specific to the type of race you plan to complete.” Heeding the advice of a training program put together for you by a professional can be beneficial, as their job is to provide a step-by-step plan that gradually works up to the race in a safe and healthy way. Although not essential, it may take a lot of the stress and worry out of the equation. And, Michael Rosenblatt, CEO of the Seamless following specific training program Toy Co. /a Photo courtesy of ATOMS Express. will likely increase the chances of a

successful outcome, as well as helping to keep your body injury-free. Although great in theory, we lead busy lives, and it’s easy to make excuses to not train. So, keeping up with a consistent training schedule can be tough. But, it’s possible to stay motivated, even when training is the last thing you want to do. “Give yourself enough time to see results, at least 12 to 16 weeks prior to race day, and set little goals for each week,” Dueber says. “Hit those goals and you will tend to stay more motivated. Make sure you have a good cheerleader. It may be a friend, trainer, coach, training buddy, spouse or your children, but find that person that is encouraging and will not let you stop.” Physical training is an obvious necessity for racing, however, so is mental endurance. Hitting mental roadblocks can happen. Sometimes we’re our worst enemies, and you can

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Dueber says. “Analyze it, make a plan, and move on.”

Ready, Set, Go

OK, you’ve trained, the race is approaching, and now you’re not sure what to wear or what to expect the day of. In reality, those are the simplest of the racing factors. On the day of the race, it’s best to wear reliable gear. The last thing you want is to not feel comfortable in what you’re wearing. Try your gear out prior to race-day to ensure it fits and feels right, and make sure your shoes are broken in. What you plan to wear is also largely determined by weather. Check the weather report, as you don’t want to show up with not enough or too much gear. Also, it’s recommended to prepare the night before so you’re not rushing around the morning of. You want to head to your race with the least amount of stress possible and

save all energy to blow through the finish line. To ease any unnecessary stress, do your race-specific research. Most races provide all race details on their website. There, you can look at course maps, tips, start times, rules and regulations, where to park, where to warm-up, etc. And, if any questions arise that aren’t answered on the website, looking at this information in advance will give you time to contact the race organizers for answers. “If you have never done a race before, race day is fun. You will be able to feel the energy at the start line. There will be all sorts of distractions with people and vendors and any number of events going on in the background. But, you need to stay focused on the race” Dueber says. Remember why you’re racing. Prepare, relax, and have fun - Crossing the finish line is always cause for celebration.

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Cuddling up on the couch with a movie isn’t a bad way to spend a Friday night, but—unknown to many—Longmont has more artistic options. For the past year, the Firehouse Art Center has been a hotbed of film artistry, screening films that range from independent documentaries to experimental shorts to other forms of cinematic expression. The uncommon program might just be one of Longmont’s best-kept secrets. “It’s very fun and experimental. You never know what you’re going to get,” local artist and regular attendee Stephanie Hilvitz said of the Center’s ongoing film series, First Friday Film Night. “I don’t think a lot of people know it yet, but it really is a little jewel.” That could soon change as the Firehouse gears up to celebrate its first year of film screenings with 52 SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2013


When I think of the Firehouse, I think of it as an art center, It’s not just art on the walls, it’s all art, and now is an exciting time for film.

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SUMMER FESTIVALS Two of the city’s most popular festivals celebrate Longmont

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RHYTHM ON THE RIVER Roger’s Grove, the site of Longmont’s annual Rhythm on the River, was named in honor of Roger Jones, who, along with his wife, Roberta, played a primary role in funding the 14 acre park. Both Mr. and Mrs. Jones wanted to help create a space

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in which children and adults could enjoy the outdoors, and maybe even learn a little. Could there be a more fitting location for Rhythm on the River? Rhythm on the River (July 12 & 13) is a free two-day outdoor festival that includes a little of something for everyone. According to Sue Jacobson, Recreation Center Supervisor for Longmont and organizer of the

event, it’s all about “learning and being educated through fun and play.” Festival-goers will be treated to music on multiple stages, the familyfriendly “Discovery Zone”, art by local artists, a “World Market” vendor area, and of course, a variety of tasty edible options.

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Discovery Zone. Here, parents and children will have the opportunity to learn and play together. Like the festival, the Discovery Zone is focused on learning about living an environmentally friendly life. Additionally, this year Mojo Music will be sponsoring one of the two stages, and providing families with some fun ways to create their own rhythm, as well. Kids will be able to make their very own instruments, like shakers and drums, from recycled materials, and even try their hand at the real thing. “Mojo Music is going to have what they’re calling the ‘musical petting zoo’,” Jacobson said. Here, children will have the opportunity to experiment with real instruments, strumming a few notes on an actual guitar, for example. The festival also plays host to Longmont Idol, the local singing competition for youth between the ages of 11 and 21 put on by the Children and Youth Resources Division. Contestants will perform during Rhythm on the River, adding to the already impressive lineup of musical artists.

Something New This Year Those who’ve been to the festival in past years may notice a new addition in the food area this summer. “The most dramatic difference to people will be the inclusion of beer on-site,” said Suellen Dabney, the


Recreation Program Supervisor for Longmont Recreation Services. Marking a festival first, local breweries will be a part of Restaurant Row. Oskar Blues and Left Hand Brewing Company will both be present, selling their signature brews on Friday evening (5 - 8 pm) and Saturday (noon - 8 pm). Additionally, Oskar Blues will have plenty of its signature “B. Stiff & Sons Root Beer” on hand for the kids. Dabney explained that the change shouldn’t impact the family-friendly nature of the event. The food/beverage area will be gated, and separate from the children’s activities area. What’s more, festival organizers are hopeful the beer sales will help to generate some much needed additional revenue. The goal is to keep the festival free and open to all, and that is only possible with funding. And, as always, smoking is not permitted on the festival grounds.

Tasty Treats Thankfully, some things will not be changing this year, like the traditional breakfast served by The Egg & I following the Roger’s Run 5K run/walk on Saturday morning. Additionally, more than a dozen other local favorites will have booths in the food area, offering smaller portions of some of their most beloved menu items. It makes for the perfect opportunity to discover something new and tasty at one of


Longmont’s many eateries. Food can be purchased with tokens, which will be on sale at a number of locations throughout the festival. Unused tokens can even be refunded before you leave. Also, for those families on a budget, you’re welcome to bring your own picnic to the festival. You are asked, however, to leave pets at home.

Planning Your Time at the Festival Throughout the festival, a number of talented musicians will be taking the stage. Friday night kicks off with two musical offerings, and Saturday will see many more artists and bands throughout the day. (The festival’s website has a complete list of all artists performing.) The variety and schedule guarantees that you’ll be treated to some good music regardless of when you decide to stop by. It is, however, worth noting that if you plan to take advantage of the family-friendly, interactive parts of the festival, it’s best to attend on Saturday. “Friday night is really about the music and the food,” Dabney said. The children’s area won’t be open during that time, though Restaurant Row will be, making Friday night an ideal (and cheap) date-night option. Saturday is truly the big day for the festival, when everything kicks into high gear. All areas will be open,


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music will be playing, and there will be plenty of fun, educational, free activities for you and your family. This is the perfect time to bring the whole family and enjoy a day at the park. Free parking for the festival is available at the Boulder County Fair Grounds, and a festival shuttle will run from the parking area to the Hover Street entrance from 5 - 9 pm on Friday, and 7 am - 9 pm on Saturday. Bicycle Longmont will provide bike valet along the Greenway path, south of the festival area.

The festival is scheduled to go on, rain or shine, so why not plan to make a day of it? Additional information about Rhythm on the River can be found on the City of Longmont’s website:

FESTIVAL ON MAIN Each year for one evening, Longmont’s downtown district plays host to an exciting event that includes street performers, children’s activities,

live music, dance and art. “Festival on Main is a family-friendly end of summer celebration,� says Kimberly McKee, the Executive Director of Longmont Downtown Development Authority. The event, now in its fourteenth year, is scheduled for August 23 from 6 to 9 pm, and promises to be a night to remember. Last year saw a couple of new additions to the Festival on Main. A beer garden was added, as was a Latino music stage. “Adding a Latino music stage last year was really well




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based this year, as well. However, there should be plenty to do without having to shell out a dime. One exciting element of this year’s celebration is the scheduled dedication of a new mural in the breezeway on the east side of the 300 block of Main Street. “The project really came from the artists,” said Joanne Kirves, Executive Director of Longmont Council for the Arts. A group of local artists, tasked with finding a way to express Longmont’s rich history through art, chose Gamma Acotsa to

paint the mural, which will be entitled “Longmont Story.” Painting on the mural is planned to begin in June. The formal dedication will take place during the Festival on Main. If you’re interested in learning more about the Festival on Main, the event’s website is a good resource: The site should be updating with details about this year’s festival in the coming weeks.

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It’s officially Festival Season. Summer is knocking on your door trying to get you to shake off winter’s sluggishness and get outside. One of the best ways to get out with the family is to find a festival. Most offer multiple days of activities, food, drink and friendly fun. Finding one that suits your particular idea of a good time shouldn’t be hard at all. You want fresh air and crazy mountain sports? Buzz up to Lyons for the Outdoor Games. How does a weekend devoted to local brews sound? Find it in Loveland at the Gnarly Barley Beer Fest. Maybe just relaxing and interacting with your fellow Longmont neighbors appeals to you. Then don’t miss the annual Rhythm on the River!

Strawberry Festival Antique Show

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ago to help raise funds for St. Vrain Historical Society projects. The Society has held the Strawberry Festival the third weekend in May each year since 1970. Thousands of visitors come to browse among the antiques displayed and sold. Everyone enjoys the strawberry short cake with freshly whipped cream dished up by Society volunteers. Antique_Shows.html

Lyons Outdoor Games

May 31 – June 2 - LYONS Info tent in Bohn Park

Kayaks, BMX, mountain bikes, stand up paddleboards, agility dogs, fly fishing and more. If it can be done outdoors, it’s probably here. Attend demos, competitions and clinics or just relax and listen to the music in the park. New this year is the First Annual Pedal The Pond competition. If you’re brave enough to try and cross the pond on your bike, $10 gets you LONGMONT TIMES-CALL LONGMONT MAGAZINE

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Oskar Blues Brewery Burning Can Beer Fest

June 1, 3-7pm - LYONS

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G’Knight Ride

June 15 - LONGMONT Roosevelt Park Short, but action packed the G’Knight ride returns for a third year. Start things off with the Kid’s Festival at 3 p.m. with activities geared toward the younger rider. Then grab a bike and head out for a one, three or twelve mile loop, with a festive atmosphere. Fun rest stops, and entertainment along the way make the ride a party all in itself, but be sure to save some WWW.TIMESCALL.COM

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Front Range Film Festival

June 28-30 - LONGMONT Firehouse Art Center

time for the expo back at the park. Cycle-friendly vendors and delicious food and beverages accompany a lineup of Colorado musicians throughout the evening hours. For complete information visit their website.

Scandinavian Mid-summer Festival

June 22-23 - ESTES PARK Downtown in Bond Park A celebration of the summer solstice, he longest day of the year, Scandinavian style complete with a Maypole, parade, dancers and musicians. You’ll even find plenty of opportunities to join and dance along. Entertainment runs throughout both days and a variety of booths will offer Scandinavian food, arts and crafts.

Should you need to escape the heat for a while, Firehouse Art Center presents a three day day showcase of new films, First Friday favorites and more. Meet the filmmakers and attend a workshop. Passes to the screenings are available by the day or the weekend. (See page 52 for more information.)


Longmont Jazz Festival

July 19-20 - LONGMONT Roosevelt Park Pavilion

The Longmont Jazz Association presents this annual, free two-day event featuring performances by eight regional jazz bands.


July 26-28 - LYONS Planet Bluegrass One of the greatest traditional bluegrass festivals is held just down the road. Some of the best known names in the genre perform over the course of three days. Unfortunately, weekend passes are already gone, but single-day tickets are still available.

Rhythm On The River

July 12-13 - LONGMONT Roger’s Grove Catch some tunes on Friday night then get up early Saturday to start the day with a hot air balloon launch. Set off on the Roger’s River 5K, benefitting the festival, then enjoy art exhibits, live music and other demonstrations on three stages. Get a taste of some area restaurants and plenty of family friendly activities with a green bend. This zero-waste festival is definitely one of the largest in the area. (See page 56 for more information.)

Boulder County Fair

August 1- 5 - LONGMONT Boulder County Fairgrounds in Longmont If you are looking for some fun, farm animals, and fantastic family-oriented events the Boulder County Fair might just be what you are looking for. Running now through Sunday, you can now get more rodeo, carnival rides, 4-H competition and fair royalty than in pervious years.

Lyons Good Old Days June 28 -29 - LYONS

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Gnarly Barley Brewfest August 3 - LOVELAND Budweiser Event Center

As a part of the Larimer County Fair, Gnarly Barley boasts many of the best local brewers, including a couple of Longmont favorites, as well as a Homebrewers Competition. With your ticket purchase, you will receive a Gnarly tasting mug and 7 tokens. Each token is redeemable for one four-ounce pour from any of the breweries. Additional tokens are available for $1 each. You also get to enjoy some great live entertainment and learn about our local breweries and their products.


Carbon Valley Music Festival

August 3 - DACONO Centennial Field

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Folks Festival

August 16-18 - LYONS Planet Bluegrass Pack up a lunch, grab a patch of grass and relax to some of the country’s best folk artists at the Folks Festival. A great way to wind down the summer.

Heritage Festival

August 17-18 - ESTES PARK Bond Park Spend a day exploring the history of a Colorado mountain community. Learn about the dauntless pioneers by taking a wagon ride through historic MacGregor Ranch or stepping on to the Stanley Steamer. Enjoy quilting and wood carving demonstrations and let the kids jump in to experience how log cabins were built.


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Festival On Main

August 23, 6-9pm - LONGMONT Downtown Longmont Downtown streets are closed to traffic for Longmont’s signature summer event. Local bands fire up three stages, while over 18,000 attendees take in the many booths, activities and street performers. The crowd pauses for live statues, jugglers, stilt walkers, a 14-foot bubble making machine, a climbing wall, a giant puppet, a bungee trampoline, bounce houses, fire and aerial dancers and many more unique and fun distractions. (See page 57 for more information.) arts-and-enter tainment/ downtown-events/festival-on-main

Longs Peak Scottish Irish Highland Festival

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Story by Dominique Del Grosso From plucking, threading, shaving, waxing, or maintaining an au naturel look, hair removal can be a real pain, literally. When in pursuit of baby-soft skin, experiencing nicks, burns, in-grown hairs or red, irritated skin areas is the last thing you’re after. Fortunately, laser hair removal makes smooth, hairless skin achievable. Out with the razor, hot wax, tweezers and pain-inducing hair removal techniques—take a seat, lie back and let the laser concentrate its light beam on your hair follicles, zapping them into submis64 SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2013


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appointment can be the worst part. “This is because of high anxiety due to the unknown, and because there will be the highest percentage of hair in the growth cycle. When the treatment is over, the normal response is ‘That was so much easier that I thought it would be,’” McBride says. Most medical spas suggest clients generally commit to six to 10 treatments to achieve long-lasting results. The reason for multiple appointments is because hair doesn’t grow all at one time, making it impossible to do away with all of it entirely in one go. Yielding the best results, the hair must be penetrated in its growth cycle, Tamara Dzurek, paramedical aesthetician at Meyers Aesthetic Center in Longmont, says. As a result, each treatment is generally separated by five to six weeks, McBride says. The rates for laser hair removal vary from $300 to $1,600 for the minimum of six appointments give or take depending on two things: which areas you designate for treatment and which spa you visit. Although potentially pricey up-front with six to 10 treatments, the expense of laser hair removal may outweigh the cost of consistent waxing appointments, making extra time to shave your intimate areas or banishing that unwelcome facial hair forever.

unfortunate for those with light hair, there are no products on the market that can darken the pigment of hair to increase the laser’s efficacy.


Prepping your body for the first laser hair removal appointment is a must-do. McBride and Dzurek recommend shaving a few days before to achieve a bit of hair growth and come ready lotion, deodorant and self-tanner free. If using Retinol products, they should not be used several days before treatment, but it’s recommended to speak with your medical professional and certified technician to determine the appropriate course of action prior to your appointment. The most common areas certified technicians laser on women are the face, underarms and bikini area. And, the most common areas for men are the back of the neck and areas of the back, Dzurek and McBride say. Each area varies significantly in price. The more surface area the laser will cover, it’s likely the more expensive it will be. It’s important to ask questions about what to expect after the first treatment, too. Sometimes, the treated

area can become sensitive. “There may be some swelling and redness around the hair follicle,” Dzurek says. And, knowing what you can or cannot do about it is equally important. At the finish of six to 10 treatments, clients can expect an 85 to 90 percent reduction of pigmented hair, McBride says. “The goal is to space the appointments out appropriately in order to obtain the largest percentage of hair in the growth cycle during treatment. Maintenance appointments are common and more and more reduction can be achieved over time,” she says. For best results, it’s not recommended to be humdrum about the laser hair removal process. “Consistency of treatments plays a huge role in the success of hair removal. The goal is to have the largest percentage of hair in the growth cycle each treatment. Coming in too early and skipping appointments will increase the number of treatments needed,” McBride says.

Color Blind

Unfortunately for the blond and redheads of the world, laser hair removal isn’t as effective on these hair colors. The darker and coarser the hair, the better the results, Dzurek says. This is because the laser doesn’t recognize white, blond or red hair. “The laser beam is red, therefore, it is unable to distinguish red hair,” McBride says. Also




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by Kristine Smith Dementia is a progressive loss of memory, reasoning and cognitive functions impairing the abilities to perform normal day-to-day activities like household chores, driving and personal care like bathing, dressing and feeding. Approximately six million people in the United States suffer from dementia. It is a common phenomenon in about 6 to 8% of seniors over the age of 65. More than 30% of those aged 85 or older may have dementia, and that percentage is almost 50% in those 100 years or older. It is important to note that people suffering from dementia experience a reduction in most areas of intellectual functioning such as usage of language, numbers, orientation, judgment, reasoning ability, problem solving and ability to think abstractly


impairing a person’s ability to function independently. According to the Merck Manual of Geriatrics, “Dementia is one of the most common causes of institutionalization, morbidity and mortality among the elderly.” With the ever growing population of the aging, the prevalence of dementia in our society is one on which we should educate ourselves as soon as possible, both for the person afflicted and the family members that care for them. Dementia can be caused by a wide variety of diseases, but Alzheimer’s disease is the most common. The early symptoms of dementia can include difficulty performing tasks that take some thought, but that used to come easily, such as balancing a checkbook, playing games (such as bridge), and learning new information or routines, getting lost


on familiar routes. Those affected may encounter language problems, such as trouble finding the name of familiar objects, misplacing items and personality changes. As the dementia becomes worse, symptoms are more obvious and interfere with the ability to take care of themselves. Progressive symptoms may include difficulty doing basic tasks, such as choosing clothing to wear or driving, forgetting details about current events or forgetting events in their own life history. There may be further difficulty in reading or writing and the use of wrong words or speaking in confusing sentences becomes common. People in this stage may even begin to forget who they are. Finally, in severe dementia, they will lose the ability to perform basic activities of daily living, such as eating, dressing and bathing. They


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will have difficulty remembering family members and may not understand language any longer. Finally, swallowing difficulties and incontinence also become common. Luckily, in the northern Colorado region, there are multiple facilities that specialize in helping dementia patients and their families. AltaVita Memory Care Centre, located at 800 S. Fordham Street in Longmont, is the brainchild of Dr. Haleh NekooradLong, who is one of the few certified geriatric psychiatrists in northern Colorado. In addition to the permanent residents, AltaVita Memory Care Centre adult day program provides short-term relief for hardworking caregivers and offers individuals with memory care a new, engaging environment to visit several times a week. The program operates Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with extended hours available. Their

staff provides detailed and thoughtful care to program participants, offering stimulating activities to increase socialization and battle isolation. Program participants receive the same comprehensive care as permanent residents. Another facility that specializes in dementia and Alzheimer’s is the newer facility, Memory Care of Seven Lakes, 1990 Pikes Peak Drive, in Loveland. They, too, offer dementia specific activities and have care staff on site 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They also have familiar daily routines to enhance the resident’s self-esteem and dignity. This facility is a permanent home for those with dementia and while it does not offer a day program, as Marketing Director Lynn Hayden-Ugarte explains, “Our staff has the experience and training necessary to provide quality care and unique activity opportunities in our

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familiar and home-like environment.” For more information on Seven Lakes or to schedule a tour, call 970-4615918 or email them at marketing@ While dementia and Alzheimer’s diagnoses have serious consequences to the afflicted and their families, there can still be a quality of life offered with the help of health care professionals and those at the above mentioned facilities. The Alzheimer’s Association also has many resources available and can answer many questions that families may have when this diagnosis is given. You can find more information on this organization at

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Here’s a glimpse at the parks and some of the features they include. Numbers in parenthesis correspond to map locations.

football field, shelter, barbecue pits, restrooms, playground, volleyball court, basketbll hoops, picnic area and roller hockey court.

Affolter, (1), Holly Avenue and S. Judson Street. 5.3 acres, basketball courts, multi-use field, softball field, tennis courts, restrooms, shelter and playground.

Garden Acres, (9), 2058 Spencer St. 4.1 acres, shelter, playground, picnic area, restrooms, soccer/ football fields, barbecue pit, concession stand and softball fields.

Alta, (2), 10th Avenue and Alta Street. A half-acre, picnic area and playground.

Golden Ponds, (10), 651 Third Ave. 94 acres with 56 acres of water surface, nature area with shelters, restrooms, trails, picnic areas, barbecue pits and fishing.

Athletic Field, (3), 11th Avenue and Kimbark Street. Basketball courts, soccer/football field and picnic area.

Hover Acres, (11), 1361 Charles Drive. 9.2 acres, tennis courts, basketball court, playground, horseshoe pit, volleyball courts, soccer/football fields, picnic area, shelter and barbecue pit.

Carr, (4), 21st Avenue and Gay Street. 8.4 acres, basketball courts, soccer/ football fields, picnic area, barbecue pit, playground, restrooms, shelter, softball field, tennis courts and roller hockey rink.

Izaak Walton, (12), 18 S. Sunset St. 21.5 acres, clubhouse, fishing, picnic area, barbecue pit, shelter and restrooms.

Clark Centennial, (5), 1100 Lashley St. 48.5 acres, baseball field, basketball court, soccer/football field, picnic areas, barbecue pits, playground, restrooms, shelter, four softball fields, tennis courts, volleyball areas, concession stand and roller hockey rink. Recreation center/pool complex includes wading pool, indoor pool and fitness equipment.

Jim Hamm Nature Area, (13), 17th Avenue and County Line Road. 23.9 acres, fishing, nature trail, barbecue pit, restrooms and shelter. Kanemoto, (14), Missouri Avenue and South Pratt Parkway. 8.7 acres, ball fields, picnic area, playground, restrooms, shelters, soccer/football fields, volleyball courts and wading pool.

Collyer, (6), Sixth Avenue and Collyer Street. 5.2 acres, picnic area, barbecue pits, playground, restrooms, shelters, volleyball and tennis courts.

Kensington, (15), 100 E. Longs Peak Ave. 18.2 acres, fishing, basketball court, picnic area, playgrounds, restrooms, barbecue pits and shelters.

Dawson, (7), 1757 Harvard St. 12.9 acres, volleyball court, picnic area, playground, restrooms, shelters, barbecue pits and tennis courts.

Lanyon, (16), 19th Avenue and Collyer Street. 7.7 acres, basketball court, picnic area, barbecue pit, playground, restrooms, shelter and softball fields.

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Left Hand Creek, (17), 1800 Creekside Drive. 10 acres, playground, softball field, basketball hoops, volleyball court, picnic area, barbecue pit, restrooms, shelters, soccer/football fields and roller hockey rink. Loomiller, (18), 11th Avenue and Sumner Street.15.3 acres, fishing, picnic area, barbecue pit, playground, disc golf, restrooms and shelters. McIntosh Lake, (19), located west of Longmont on Colo. Highway 66. 55 acres, fishing, basketball court, picnic area, shelter and restrooms. Pratt, (20), Baylor Drive and Ithaca Court, 4.2 acres, basketball court, picnic area, playground, restrooms, shelter, softball field, tennis courts and roller hockey rink. Quail Campus, (21), 310 Quail Road. 8.6 acres, skate park, picnic area, horseshoes, concession stand and recreation center with basketball courts, fitness center, climbing wall and indoor pools. Raber, (22), 24th Avenue and Sunset Street. 3.2 acres, shelter, picnic area and playground. Rogers Grove, (23), 220 Hover St. 10.5 acres, arboretum, outdoor learning center, picnic area, shelter/ interpretive center, outdoor amphitheater, demonstration garden, restrooms and barbecue pit. Roosevelt, (24), 700 Longs Peak Ave. 21.7 acres, shelters, restrooms, barbecue pit, picnic area, playground, horseshoe pit, recreation center, rose garden and splash pool. Rothrock Dell, (25), 700 E. Fifth Ave. 6.4 acres, basketball court, picnic area, playground, restrooms,


shelter, softball field and roller hockey rink. Sandstone Ranch, (26), 2929 and 3001 Colo. Highway 119. Community Park, 103 acres, ballfields, soccer/football fields, volleyball court, shelters, restrooms, barbecue pits, picnic areas, playground, concession stands, 24,000 squarefoot skate park with in-ground concrete bowls and street course. District Park, 180 acres, 1880’s historic home and visitors center, scenic overlook of the Front Range, 0.7 mile trail with connection to St. Vrain Greenway, open space and wildlife area, cultural history and natural resource programs, tours and special events. Due to wildlife no dogs are allowed in the District Park. Spangler, (27), 200 Mountain View Ave. 5.1 acres, picnic area, playground, restrooms, barbecue pits and shelter. Sunset, (28), Longs Peak Avenue and Sunset Street. 7 acres, nine-hole golf course, picnic area,barbecue pits, playground, shelter, outdoor swimming pool and concession stand. Thompson, (29), Fourth Avenue and Bross Street. 5.4 acres, picnic area, barbecue pits, playground, restrooms and shelter. Valley, (30), 28 Troxell Ave. 2.5 acres, basketball courts, barbecue pit, volleyball court, horseshoe pit, playground and shelter. Willow Farm, (31), 901 S. Fordham St. 9.4 acres, basketball court, picnic area, barbecue pits, restrooms, playground, roller hockey, softball field, multi-use field and shelters.


Local Greenways

Greenways in the Longmont area provide a recreational opportunity for residents, as well as add to the environmental surroundings. Dry Creek Greenway is in the St.Vrain center, through Willow Farm Park and the Meadow View subdivision to Silver Creek High School. Lefthand Greenway runs from Kanemoto Park south to Pike Road and west to Hover Street. Longmont Supply Greenway begins south of 17th Avenue at Cambridge Drive and runs south to Hover Acres Park. Oligarchy Greenway runs from Airport Road to Hover Street, a section through Garden Acres Park, and from Mountain View Avenue to Rothrock Dell Park. Rough and Ready Greenway runs from Colo. Highway 66 to Ninth Avenue along the Rough and Ready Ditch east of the Ute Creek Golf Course. St. Vrain Greenway runs from Golden Ponds to Main Street to Left Hand Creek. Spring Gulch No. 2 Greenway runs from Colo. Highway 66 to Pace Street and from 17th Avenue to about Mountain View Avenue. For more information about greenways and to read about future expansion, visit and click on recreation.


CONCERT SERIES The Longmont Downtown Development Authority, in cooperation with the City of Longmont’s Recreation and Economic Development Departments and Guaranty Bank, will be holding a series of music concerts at the intersection of 4th Avenue and Kimbark Street in Downtown Longmont. Bring your lawn chair and come ready to have fun!

7 to 9 p.m. Line up:

Friday, June 7 Friday, June 14 Friday, June 21 Friday, June 28 Friday, July 5 Friday, July 26

Opening Act 6 pm (30 minutes) Headliner Band 7 to 9 pm Food, Wine and Beer 6 to 9 pm

Chris Daniels and the Kings (Rockin’ Soul) Retro Sonics (80’s music) Something Underground (Rock, Reggae, Folk) Chris Thompson & Coral Creek (Americana) Quemando (Latin) Girls on Top (Motown, Funk and R&B)

Save the date! Festival on Main Friday, August 23, 2013 • Festival on Main is Downtown Longmont’s signature event!

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If you have any questions about this event, Longmont please contact the Longmont Downtown Development AuthorityDistrict

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PARKS WITH DOG PARKS Blue Skies Park, (1), 1520 Mountain Drive. 11.4 acres, basketball court, volleyball court, skate park, shelters, restrooms, picnic area, playground, barbecue pit and off leash dog exercise area. Dog Park I, (2), 21st Avenue and Francis Street. 2.5 acres, off leash dog exercise area, picnic area and shelter. Dog Park II, (3), Airport and St.Vrain roads. 2.5 acres, off leash dog exercise area, picnic area and shelter. Rough and Ready, (4), 21st Avenue and Alpine Street. 9.8 acres, skate park, basketball courts, sand volleyball court, bocce ball and horseshoe courts, multi-use play field, off-leash dog exercise area, playgrounds, restrooms, shelters, picnic area and barbecue pit. Stephen Day Park, (5), 1340 Deerwood Drive. 15 acres, skate park and BMX / mountain bike area, basketball court, sand volleyball court, multi-use play field, off-leash dog exercise area, water spray fountain for children to play in, playground, restrooms, shelters, picnic area and barbecue pits.


Union Reservoir, (6), 461 Weld County Road 26. 736-acre lake, fishing, camping, picnic area, restrooms, shelter, volleyball, 24 barbecue pits, playground, horseshoes, wakeless boating, wind surfing and swimming beach. Dog beach for off leash and play and swim. Entry fee. Call 303-772-1265.


For more information, call 303-651-8446, or visit www. ci. longmont.


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Take in a round of golf Bella Rosa Golf Course 5830 Weld County Road 20, Frederick 303-678-2940 9 holes, public Coal Creek Golf Course 585 W. Dillon Road, Louisville 303-666-7888 18 holes, public

Indian Peaks Golf Course 2300 Indian Peaks Trail, Lafayette 303-666-4706 18 holes, public Lake Valley Golf Club 4400 Lake Valley Drive, Longmont 303-444-2114 18 holes, private

Fox Hill Country Club 1400 E. Colo. Highway 119, Longmont 303-772-1061 18 holes, private

Saddleback Golf Club 8631 Frontier St., Firestone 303-833-5000 18 holes, public

Haystack Mountain Golf Course & Driving Range 5877 Niwot Road, Niwot 303-530-1400 9 holes, public

Sunset Golf Course 1900 Longs Peak Ave., Longmont 303-651-8466 9 holes, public

Twin Peaks Golf Course 1200 Cornell Drive, Longmont 303-651-8401 18 holes, public Ute Creek Golf Course 2000 Ute Creek Drive, Longmont 303-774-4342 18 holes, public

Longmont POWER & COMMUNICATIONS At Work For more than a century, LPC has powered the lights, appliances, and equipment in Longmont’s businesses. We have always strived to offer low rates, high reliability, and exceptional customer service that lend a competitive advantage to our customers. In 2013, we’re providing a new kind of light -- laser generated light traveling through long strands of glass within our fiber optic network. This light carries huge amounts of data at incredibly fast speeds. This makes LPC’s new broadband service the smart choice for Longmont businesses in need of reliable, high speed connectivity to the outside world. 100 years ago, the City of Longmont had the foresight to provide the electricity for the City’s future. With broadband services, LPC is still at it: lighting tomorrow … today.

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