VanMeveren Law Group - June 2020

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SOUTH 2038 Caribou Drive, Suite 101 Fort Collins, CO 80525

OLD TOWN 123 North College Ave., Suite 112 Fort Collins, CO 80524

JUNE 2020

Helping You Get Through Challenging Times

The past few months have been challenging for everyone. Even as we approach summer, many challenges remain. We all face this uncertainty together. Thankfully, there is light at the end of the tunnel. As we continue to navigate the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, we want to keep you informed about our efforts at VanMeveren Law Group. While we posted an update on our Facebook page (, we wanted to share an update in the newsletter as well. The coronavirus has us all wondering what the future will hold. Its impact is touching every aspect of our lives. It hasn’t been easy, but like you, we are taking it one day at a time and doing everything we can to stay safe, including social distancing. At VLG, we want you to know that we have continued to provide uninterrupted service to all of our clients. We take the challenges presented by the coronavirus seriously, and to help lessen the impact of the crisis, we implemented remote work programs among our staff and attorneys. These programs help to limit the number of people in the office while keeping everyone safe and working. You can take comfort in the fact that everyone at VLG has the tools and resources they need to work on your case remotely. We have at least one staff member and one attorney available at our south office on Caribou Drive to respond when things are needed at the office. There, they can take client phone calls and forward calls and information as needed. And speaking of the phones, our lines are open. If you need anything, we are available and taking every call that comes in. We are assisting people with new claims, and we continue to provide additional resources or referrals to another attorney when needed as well. All of your case information, and all of our firm's resources, are protected and available to us remotely. We’ve employed top-notch IT security through our IT vendor. Just as our offices are secure, our remote work is secure too. Court activity is where things are a little different. Court activity has been suspended for quite some time. By the time you read this, it is possible that court activity may have begun to slowly resume. Because court activity has been suspended, however, many cases may be delayed, but we will continue moving all aspects of your case forward as efficiently as possible. If we do anticipate delays from the courts, then we will let you know.

You can rest assured that your case is in good hands and hopefully that gives you one less thing to worry about.

Again, we remain available to you via telephone, email, text, our app, conference call, fax, FaceTime, Skype, and Zoom. Whichever method of communication you’re most comfortable with, we’re happy to oblige. Although these are stressful times, we want you to know we have your back. You can rest assured that your case is in good hands and hopefully that gives you one less thing to worry about. Please continue to care for yourself and your loved ones — and we’ll take care of your case. Stay safe and we’ll see you soon.

–Bryan VanMeveren

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Our Clients Say It Best

“VanMeveren is the absolute best law firm there is. My experience with them was fantastic. It's hard enough when going through such a difficult time, but Jolene, who was my attorney, made it a lot easier and handled everything. She truly cared about me and my family; she would check in every week to see how I was doing and to update me on the case. If I ever need a lawyer again, they will be the only law firm I will use.” –Cody Jasinski

The Final Frontier

NASA Takes You on a (Virtual) Space Adventure

Commercial space travel might still be the stuff of science fiction stories, but thanks to computer programs and augmented reality, your family can still experience what it’s like to explore space. NASA and other organizations provide a wealth of free resources that make space exploration come to life for stargazers and future astronauts alike. Take some time to explore a few of our favorites today. Touring the International Space Station First launched in 1998, the International Space Station is a multinational space research laboratory. Nineteen different nations have sent astronauts, cosmonauts, and space tourists to the space station to conduct scientific experiments. It’s truly the stuff science fiction dreams are made of! In 2012, Expedition 33 Commander Sunita Williams filmed a full tour of this amazing floating lab and even included a quick lesson on how to work out in zero gravity. “Visit” the space station for yourself at Exploring Deep Space Via Virtual Reality On Jan. 30, 2020, NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope concluded its 16-year mission researching exoplanets, which are planets outside our solar system. This data was used to create Exoplanet Excursions, an immersive virtual reality experience that lets your family experience the Spitzer’s discoveries and control the telescope yourself. These incredible excursions are available on Oculus or Steam, so visit to start your adventure and explore deep space today! Planet-Hopping With NASA Have you ever wondered would it be like to stand on another world? Then “book” your next vacation with the Exoplanet Travel Bureau! This program takes you on digital tours of real exoplanets NASA has discovered. Though we don’t know what the surfaces of these worlds look like, artists have used scientific data to create 3D landscapes to explore. See them all, from Kepler-16b to TRAPPIST- 1e, at

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Service With a Smile and Plenty of Experience

We all need auto services every now and again. Whether it’s a routine oil change, a used vehicle inspection, or something more serious — like a check engine light that we can’t figure out — cars and trucks always need some sort of maintenance. It’s not always the most fun thing to do, but one company in Fort Collins makes it as easy as possible. Christian Brothers Automotive Fort Collins While they come with a recommendation from VLG, they also have great reviews on Google Reviews. We trust them and the community trusts them. They’re responsive and professional.

Christian Brothers Automotive offers just about all the auto services you would expect and more:

Christian Brothers Automotive has locations all around the country and around Colorado, including locations in Loveland, Windsor, and Greeley. If you need professional and reliable service, they’re worth checking out.

• AC services • Air filtration • Alignment • Batteries • Brakes • Drivetrain and suspension • Engine services

• Exhaust • Fuel system • Oil and filter change

• Tire rotation • Transmission • Tuneups

Christian Brothers Automotive Fort Collins Location 1500 Academy Ct. Fort Collins, CO 80524 970-294-7949

They also offer courtesy inspections during every visit and check a number of your vehicle’s systems, including instrument clusters and gauges, engine oil, tires, and wiper blades — you name it.


Watermelon and Tomato Salad With Turmeric Oil

Inspired by Eating Well

This light summer salad is packed with flavor and color!


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1/4 cup virgin coconut oil 1 tsp peppercorns, coarsely crushed 1 tsp coriander seeds, coarsely crushed

4 cups seedless watermelon, diced into 1/2-inch pieces 2 medium heirloom tomatoes, diced into 1/2-inch pieces 8 oz mild feta, diced into 1/2-inch pieces

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1/2 tsp cumin seeds 1/2 tsp ground turmeric

Flaked sea salt



In a small saucepan, heat coconut oil, peppercorns, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, and turmeric for about 3 minutes or until fragrant. Let cool slightly but do not let coconut oil solidify.


In a large bowl, place diced watermelon, tomatoes, and feta. Drizzle with oil mixture and finish with a dash or two of salt.


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INSIDE This Issue How VLG Is Getting Through Challenging Times Page 1 Go Planet-Hopping With NASA Page 2 Professional Auto Service You Can Count On Watermelon and Tomato Salad With Turmeric Oil Page 3

It’s Summer in Fort Collins Page 4

3 Things to Do in June

Father’s Day 5K Sunday, June 21 Foothills Mall

It’s a race dedicated to all the dads out there. This year, the racecourse starts and finishes at the Foothills Mall. The 5K course arcs around Boltz Middle School and through the surrounding neighborhoods. This completely paved course is perfect for participants of all abilities. Kids can even take part in the free 1-mile race at the mall as well! You can find complete details about the Father’s Day 5K at . Dogs are welcome. Class Series: Welcome to the World of Tea Sunday, June 14 Ku Cha House of Tea Join the tea experts at Ku Cha House of Tea as they delve into the history and culture of tea. This month, they're exploring black and white teas. Class size is limited, so it’s important to RSVP if you’re interested! You can learn more about the class at world-of-tea/2020-06-14 , and you can learn more about Ku Cha House of Tea at .

31st Annual Colorado Brewers’ Festival June 26 & 27 Canvas Stadium

The Colorado Brewers’ Festival is a gathering of over 50 Colorado breweries, paired with live music and entertainment and plenty of food and artisan exhibitors. This year's event was slated to take place on June 26-27, but due to concerns around COVID-19 the festival, along with other large-scale gatherings in Fort Collins, has been postponed. Organizers are currently considering the viability of rescheduling the festival for the fall. See for more info.

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