Loveland names 2016 Miss Loveland Valentine

2016_Miss_ValentineThe Sweetheart City of Loveland, Colorado kept up its longstanding tradition of naming Miss Loveland Valentine for the 2016 Valentine season.

Here is the press release from the Loveland Chamber of Commerce.

Lauren Rullman

Fyn Public Relations :: 970-682-2420


Mountain View High School Senior Alice Mueller Named 2016 Miss Loveland Valentine


LOVELAND, Colo. – Nov. 12, 2015 – The Loveland Chamber of Commerce selected Alice Mueller, a Mountain View High School senior, as the 2016 Miss Loveland Valentine. Mueller is the 55th Miss Loveland Valentine.


Not only is Mueller the president of both her school’s National Honor Society and student council, but she also excels in extracurricular activities. She is in her school’s pit orchestra, is first chair of her school’s symphonic band, member of the marching band and swim team. She gives back to the community by volunteering with the Maple Terrace Kids Club, mentoring at risk youth and serving as a volunteer lifeguard at the Loveland Lake-to-Lake Triathalon.

Miss Valentine is Loveland’s spokesperson as she makes many presentations throughout the community including television, newspaper and radio interviews. Over the years, the title of Miss Loveland Valentine has been held with honor and pride as this young woman spends the next year representing our community. As the selected candidate, Mueller will receive scholarship funds toward her college education awarded from Ted and Mabel Thompson’s Trust.

For more than 50 years Miss Valentine has met the Governor, presenting him with a special gift from Loveland and an official Loveland Valentine card. For 48 she made a formal presentation to the Senate. On occasion, she has also met with the Lieutenant Governor and the treasurer. Today, she is introduced and leads The Pledge of Allegiance to the House of Representatives at the Colorado state capitol. Mueller will be accompanied to all of her engagements by the official Miss Valentine chaperones, Norma Jean and Chet Goodheart.

Additional details about the Miss Loveland Valentine program and the 2016 Valentine Re-mailing Program can be found at

About the Loveland Chamber of Commerce 

Founded in 1902, the Loveland Chamber of Commerce is northern Colorado’s “driving force for business.”   Comprised of more than 700 local companies, the Chamber offers a vast array of educational and networking programs to help its investors, both large and small, gain the skills and resources necessary to thrive and prosper in today’s economy.  As a founding member of the Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance (NCLA), the Chamber also serves as an advocate for business, working on behalf of entrepreneurs to leadand influence local, state and federal policy on issues affecting the unique interests of business in northern Colorado. For more information on the Loveland Chamber, please call (970) 667-6311 or visit

Media Contact: 

Nicole Yost | | 970-776-9980


Loveland cooking classes

McKee_cooking_classesLoveland – Here are a couple of cooking classes.

One of the many resources offered by McKee Medical Center is cooking classes.  Not just cooking, but healthy cooking.  My wife has attended a few of these educational seminars where the food is actually prepared as you watch.  I have tagged along on a couple of occasions, too.

The classes cost $10, and include the recipes of the dishes prepared.

Here are the ones to round out this year:

Thursday, November 5th: Crockpot Recipes

Location: Fort Collins- Pathways Hospice Kitchen

Time: 6-7:15 p.m.

Enjoy the comfort and warmth of home cooked meals. We’ll share and sample some heart-healthy crockpot fare that will give your home and belly the comfort of Grandma’s house.

Call 970-810-6633 to register

Our December class is in Loveland.  Here is the information for that class:

Thursday, December 10th: Healthy Holiday Desserts

Location: Loveland- McKee Education Building

Time: 6-7:15 p.m.

Worried about the holiday weight gain? No need to skip the dessert table! Indulge sensibly this holiday season with healthier options!


Thanks to Michelle Driscoll, Wellness Specialist at the Worksite and Community Wellness part of Banner Health Northern Colorado, for suppling this information.

Loveland–exercise with a purpose on Sat.

Loveland Curves located at 280 East 29th Street is holding two exercise-related fundraising events.  Both events happen on Saturday, October 24.









The Walk Around Lake Loveland starts at 9 a.m.   Walkers will gather at the amphitheater located SW of Loveland High School.  This is a fundraiser for Hope Lives.  Please wear pink and donate.

Not long after that Curves will hold a zumbathon where participates do zumba outside of Curves.  This event happens from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Donations to Hope Lives are requested at this event too.



Loveland business in the news

Two sides to every story



Loveland residents have been hearing a lot about the catalyst project to grow and change downtown Loveland.  As might be expected, there are arguments both pro and con for changing the face of downtown.

One of the hot items is whether the Larimer County building at 6th Street should relocate to a new facility in the soon to be rejuvenated area south of Fourth Street.  The have been multiple discussions on this topic at city council meetings.   As an aside, I invite those interested to view the videos of past meeting and/or attend future council meetings.

Now, Channel 9 News in Denver is airing a piece on the proposed court house, and the differing opinions on whether the first floor should be devoted to probation activities. knows both parties in this news video.  I have know Steve Johnson for many years–way before he became a county official.  I know Jackie Marsh since she moved downtown and opened her shop.  Since is not a political blog, (I leave that to, I will just give the URL to the 9 News video and encourage you to check both Rabbask and Commish. Steve Johnson’s Facebook page.

Here is the link to the 9 News video and story about downtown Loveland.



Grimm Brothers in Wyo

Here is a press release from the popular brewery in Loveland called Grimm Brothers. Their expansion and success contines as they expand into Wyoming.

PRESS RELEASE Grimm Brothers Brewhouse announces partnership with Wyoming based Western Distribution LOVELAND, Colo. – August 31, 2015 –

Grimm Bros in Wyoming

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse and Western Distribution of Wyoming Announces Distribution Partnership to Open Central Wyoming to Grimm Brothers Beers Grimm Brothers Brewhouse of Loveland Colorado is excited to announce a new strategic partnership with Western Distributing of Casper Wyo. This partnership will allow Grimm Brothers products to reach most of central Wyoming.

“This is an important step in our controlled growth model, and I’m personally excited that we are now sending beer to an area I spent a lot of time when I was younger. I actually proposed to my wife near Lander Wyo, and it’s a bit of a homecoming to me.”­Russell Fruits, Grimm Brothers Brewhouse Beer Evangelist.

It’s important for us to partner with great distributors in areas we think are developing craft scenes, but are small enough we can provide great service. We plan to announce several new distribution partnerships in the coming months.

“Switching all of our packaged beer to 12oz cans has given us the ability to reach out to new areas and reach new consumers.” ­Russell Fruits.

Western Distributing Company was founded in 1950.  In 1987 the current ownership acquired the business. Western Distributing Company is owned and operated by Kirk L. Klungness and his son Kirk J. Klungness. The Sales Manager/Craft Brand Manager is Jason DePoorter. Jason has 19+ years of experience in the beer business. Of those,17 years have been with Western Distributing Company.

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse was founded by avid homebrewers captivated by the rich tradition of European beers. They knew that the long history of beer production in Germany and surrounding areas would give them plenty of tales to share with their customers. Inspired by the stories collected By Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, they have crafted their beers to tell not only the story of Craft Brewing, but the harrowing and dark tales handed down through the generations.

For media inquiries please contact: Rose Schlosser, Grimm Brothers Brewhouse,, 970­308­4202