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X-country cyclists at Westside B&B

       Cross-country bicyclists fundraising against the lupus disease spent the night at Our Hearts Inn July 23.
       Owned by Andy and Pat Fejedelem, the bed-and-breakfast is at 2215 W. Colorado Ave.
       The riders were James Mason and Dylan Trakas, both 22, of Austin, Texas.
       Lupus is a currently incurable disease that is debilitating and life-threatening.
       The riders started from Bellingham, Wash., June 3 and are heading for Charleston, S.C.
       According to Pat Fjedelem, they have been camping out much of the time, occasionally stopping in places like Our Hearts, where they can sleep indoors and get a home-cooked meal. “They were quite the eaters,” she laughed. “They were very nice young people.”
       The Old Colorado City Associates (OCCA) merchants group had a “very successful” Territory Days this year, in terms of net earnings.
       An exact amount was not released.
       Money from the OCCA's three-day event over Memorial Day weekend is traditionally used by the association to market the historic shopping district, including buying advertising and sponsoring other annual events in Old Town that earn little or no money.
       The OCCA's Territory Days income results chiefly from rental of more than 200 vendor booths, a percentage of vendor earnings and sponsorships. The net earnings reflect the cost of putting on the event, including street closures, police protection, entertainment and trash pickup.

       Drum Academy USA has moved from its location in the 600 block of West Colorado Avenue to 901 N. Union (formerly Pitt's Drum Shop at the corner of Cache la Poudre) east of downtown. The phone number will be unchanged: 475-1832.
       The business offers drumming lessons, specializing in young beginners.
       Owner Paul Johnson has been drumming for more than 60 years, including tours with nationally known bands from the 1950s through the 1980s.
       Safeway shoppers and employees in Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota, New Mexico and Nebraska raised $707,000 during June to fund research programs aimed at finding a cure for prostate cancer.
       The regional fundraising effort, involving more than 100 Safeway stores (including the one in the Red Rock center off Colorado Avenue), was part of the grocery chain's nationwide fundraising effort that raised $10.7 million.
       Each year, Safeway partners with the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF), the world's largest philanthropic source of support for prostate cancer research. Funds raised by Safeway support a broad range of cancer research projects at leading research and medical institutions.

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