Biz Buzz:
Homes built on ‘clean’ site of meth test

       Three new homes have been built on the property in the 2400 block of Ehrich Street that law enforcement authorities used a year ago to test the impacts of cooking methamphetamine and then burning the house where this had been done.
       According to owner Jim Goodwin, the city went to considerable lengths to ensure that his property - which he had volunteered for the test - would be clean afterward. He said city excavators removed all the remains of the house and fire, then brought in 35 truckloads of dirt, which raised the ground level at the site by 2 ˝ feet.
       An open house for the new units will be Saturday, April 22, from noon to 3 p.m. The addresses are 2409, 2411 and 2413 Ehrich.
       The test cook/burn last April was part of a nationwide study.
       For more information, call 590-4732.
       “In Honor of My Father,” a one-person exhibit of clay bas-relief and sculptures by Westside artist Deb Komitor, will be at the Cottonwood Gallery, Cottonwood Artist School, 25 Cimino Dr., April 27-29.
       “This is an exhibit of clay sculpture, bas-relief and prose of a daughter's journey to see a father's life,” Komitor explained.
       For more information, call Komitor at 635-8456 or the gallery at 520-1899.
       A design by Westside artist Douglas Rouse has been accepted for the CowParade this year in Denver from July 22 to Oct. 20.
       Billed as “the world's largest public art event,” the CowParade consists of “herds” of life-size fiberglass cows with artistic treatment that are transported to various locations in the city.
       Rouse's design is titled “Colorado Stamp(ede).” It is covered with what look like giant postage stamps.
       Celebration, a longtime Westside business, is leading the planning for “Metaphysical Celebration,” the 28th annual Conscious Living Fair, at City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St., from Saturday to Monday, April 21-23.
       Admission is $5. For more information, go to
       Angler's Covey, at 21st Street and Highway 24, is offering free fishing clinics Saturdays at 10 a.m.
       The phone is 471-2984.
       The Java Buddha Coffeehouse, 2820 W. Colorado Ave., is offering free yoga classes each Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. Also, on Saturdays at 11 a.m there is a storytime for children ages 7 and up.
       Vintage Revival, offering clothing, jewelry and home decor, has relocated to 2603 W Colorado Ave. The owner is Lisa Haradon. The store is open Tuesday to Saturday. The phone is 635-2077.
       In moving up the avenue to 2513 ˝ W. Colorado Ave., Estate Sales owners Don and Pat Talbert have downsized, focusing on estate jewelry, glassware, costumes, silverware and smaller antique items, and maintaining an onsite research library for customers. The business is no longer selling furniture. Estate Sales is open Wednesday through Saturday. The phone is 635-1931.
       The 22nd National Space Symposium, held April 3-6 at The Broadmoor, was the most successful to date, according to Elliot Pulham, president and chief executive officer of the Westside-based Space Foundation. The event drew more than 7,000 participants and 135 exhibiting companies. Featured speakers included leaders of the American, Chinese, and Japanese space programs.
       Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation, 310 S. 14th St., is a national nonprofit organization that advances space endeavors. For more information, call 576-8000.

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