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Quota Donates AEDs to EPPD See pages 24-25

“Taking the Highline Home� The Durango & Silverton Railroad operates between Durango and Silverton, Colorado. This scene is of the famous “highline.� The Animas River is 400’ below.

Photo courtesy Ken Smith

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“Eureka Rainbow� Photo courtesy Ken Smith

Rails In The Rockies This Weekend At The EP Event Center Explore the wonderful world of trains at Rails in the Rockies 21st Anniversary Show this weekend, February 17 and 18 at the Estes Park Event Center, Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 9-4. Admission for adults is $7.00, children 12 and under free. This show is for the whole family from little children to adults, there is something for everyone. There are layouts featuring fine craftsmanship scratch built buildings, trains and scenery. There are layouts highlighting toy train history with Lionel and American Flyer. There is a layout of Marklin German trains. There is a

layout constructed for the tiny N gauge train. There is a switching layout, a puzzle layout and, of course, our popular LEGO layout. There are layouts built by Youth in Model Railroading club members. There are layouts with push buttons for our younger train admirers. There is our popular game of Seek and Search with fun prizes. There will be a train give away on both Saturday and Sunday. The trains are generously donated by two of the show vendors. This year we have several special displays by Colorado Railroad Historical Societies and museums, the Forney Museum of Transportation, and a special display of scratch built circus train cars. If you are looking for that special piece of train equipment, a starter train set for your grandchildren,

or wonderful photos of trains, we have over 30 vendors available. Come join us for a fun filled weekend‌.. all aboard!

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Town Board And County Commissioners To Meet With Planning Commission February 22

The Estes Park Town Board of Trustees and Larimer County Board of Commissioners will hold a joint meeting with the Estes Valley Planning Commission Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. in the Town Board Room at Town Hall, 170 MacGregor Ave. The meeting’s purpose is to clarify the Planning Commission’s role in planning and development in the Estes Valley Planning Area, and to convey elected officials’ expectations regarding the Planning Commission and its work. The public is welcome to observe although public comment will not be part of the agenda. The goal is to reach a shared understanding among the three bodies on these matters, and on several specific objectives. These specifics include: • Direction and structure for updating the Estes Valley Comprehensive Plan; • Appropriate ways to apply the Comprehensive Plan and the Development Code in decisions on individual development projects; • Expected and equitable time frames for decision-making on matters under Planning Commission review; • Guidelines for interactions with staff and public;

• And guidelines for communication via email in accordance with Colorado law. In addition, discussion is expected regarding additional opportunities for Planning Commission training and continuing education. An approximate timetable for future joint meetings among Planning Commission and elected officials will be identified. The Estes Valley model for land-use regulations is unique in Colorado. The Town of Estes Park and Larimer County partnered in the mid-1990s to develop the Estes Valley Comprehensive Plan, a unified vision for land-use planning in both the incorporated and unincorporated areas of the Estes Valley. In 2000, they jointly established the Estes Valley Development Code. The Planning Commission reviews development and subdivision proposals within the entire Estes Valley, though the final decisionmaking authority lies with the Larimer County Commissioners and Town Board for their respective jurisdictions. Meeting materials will be posted as they become available at

During the week of February 4, the Estes Valley Fire Protection District (EVFPD) responded to 11 calls for service. This included: • Motor vehicle crashes: 2 • Emergency medical (assist EPMC): 4 • Gas Leak: 1 • Smoke/odor investigation: 1 • Smoke/CO alarm: 1

• Fires: 2 EVFPD firefighters generally respond to medical calls in their personal vehicles, allowing for a faster response. On other incidents, firefighters respond to a fire station to respond in department apparatus with specialized equipment. Estes Valley Fire

The charge(s) are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. On February 5 at 10:36 a.m. a 42 year old female from Estes Park who was wanted on a warrant turned herself in at 170 MacGregor Ave. She was wanted for failure to appear for driving under restriction and she was issued a PR bond and released. On February 8 at 10:15 a.m. police were called to a disturbance at 900 Moraine Ave. On scene they arrested a

55 year old male from Estes Park for second degree assault and domestic violence against a 38 year old victim. The male was transported to Larimer County Detention Center. On February 10 at 2:49 p.m. police were contacted on a REDDI report and stopped the driver of a vehicle on Mary’s Lake Road and Giant Track. Police charged the 43 year old male driver from Lafayette, LA with DUI, DUI per se and weaving and transported him to Larimer County Detention Center.

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Marie “Dr. C” Cenac Candidate For Town Board Trustee I, Marie "Dr. C" Cenac, would like to ployer, and a daughter of a senior citiannounce my candidacy for Town of zen. I have a vested interest in this town, Estes Park Trustee. both professionally and personally, and I plan on calling Estes Park my home for How long have I lived in Estes Park: the rest of my life. The 21 years experience and knowlEducational edge that I have gained Background: over the years by parUndergraduate studies ticipating on various in Microbiology and boards have given me Business Law. Louisiana the background and State University. Baton strength to ask the Rouge, LA hard questions. Doctor of Veterinary The front range is Medicine. Louisiana growing exponentially State University School and I believe growth of Veterinary Medicine here in Estes Park is Baton Rouge, LA inevitable. We must Medical/Surgical Inmaintain control of ternship. Animal Medown future as a comical Center NY, NY munity or others will. Previous Community Making sure that our Marie "Dr. C" Cenac Service and Board Exvisitors' experiences perience: are continually improved is important Rotary Member: Duck Race Chair to our financial health as a town but the needs of our own citizens must be given Board of Directors Fine Arts Guild of a priority. the Rockies We are a tourist town but more imporEstes Park School District Board of Ditantly we are a real town. We live here, rectors (8 yrs.)/President (2 yrs.) we raise our families here and we retire Estes Valley Recreation and Park Dishere. We need to make sure that we, as a trict Board of Directors (2 yrs.) Just as many who live here, I fell in love community, are making the decisions with Estes Park as a child and feel privi- that will guide the growth in order to leged to be able to live here as an adult. I ensure that Estes Park continues to be the place that we are proud to call home. am a business owner, a mother, an em-

Congratulations To The 2018 Citizen’s Police Academy Graduates! The 2018 Citizen's Police Academy concluded with a graduation ceremony Thursday, Feb. 8. The 19 graduates included Melissa Addison, Gunter Angermayr, Trevor Byron, Collin Eshelman, Sharon and Steve Fuhrman, Jan Gehlhausen, Ivy Hockenberry, Collin Isenhart, Ronald Keas, Sandy Lindquist, Christian Lopez, Arthur Mutschler, Sandra Peacock, Nick Rademacher, Doris Ratsch, Larry Strong, Kimberly West, and Ken Zornes.

Congratulations graduates! The Citizen's Police Academy, offered biennially, was developed to enhance the partnership between community members and the Estes Park Police Department. Academy participants learn about the daily operations of the police department and experience conditions similar to the training police receive. The entire Police Department -- sworn officers, civilians and volunteers -- assist in making each academy a success.

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Bob Holcomb Announces For Trustee Re-Election I am honored to announce my candihandle the growth while maintaining dacy for a second term as your Estes our unique characteristics that separate Park Trustee. us from other mountain communities and make us Estes Park. Over the past four years, I, in concert with the other trustees Quality of life characand staff, have made sigteristics for both resinificant progress toward dents and guests inthe mission of making clude public safety, Estes Park the premier traffic and parking mountain community in management, housing, Colorado. infrastructure, a yeararound transportation As a trustee, my priorisystem, and child care. ties are related to the Like many other comcurrent and projected munities, these areas population growth along have been postponed the Front Range. Many for too long. I am of these new people will proud to having confind their way to Estes tributed to positive acPark. Our town has a Bob Holcomb tion on these areas of unique location being vital importance to our present and fuclose to a major metropolitan area, a world class airport, and a national park. ture. Equally important, we offer a variety of I ask for your support in the election year around activities that appeal to a scheduled for April 3. If re-elected, I wide range of visitors and residents. pledge to continue my best efforts toEstes Park was built on economic oppor- ward making Estes Park the best it can tunity and tourism. Today, these factors be for both our residents and guests. are larger than ever. We must be ready to

Save The Date LWVEP To Host “Putting A Face On Childcare” February 28th In response to the growing need for childcare for our working parents in the Estes Valley, the League of Women Voters of Estes Park is sponsoring a panel

discussion, “Putting a Face on Childcare,” on February 28th from 6-8 p.m. at the Community Church of the Rockies, 1700 Brodie Lane. Look for more details in upcoming editions of the EP News.

Presidents’ Day Holiday Closure Larimer County Offices, Courts, and recycling will be open. District Attorney will be closed February Critical services a Larimer County are 19, 2018 in observance of the Presidents’ not disrupted by closures. Day Holiday. The landfill and residential

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Voters To Elect Three Trustees April 3 Town Seeks Election Judges


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The Town of Estes Park Municipal Election, Tuesday, April 3, 2018, will be a mail ballot-only election for three seats on the Board of Trustees. Voters will determine who will occupy seats currently held by Mayor Pro Tem Wendy Koenig, Trustee Bob Holcomb and Trustee Ward Nelson. Mayor Pro Tem Koenig is termlimited, and Trustees Holcomb and Nelson are running for an additional fouryear term. Town Clerk Jackie Williamson has completed the certification and lot drawing for the election. Trustee candidates will appear on the ballot in the following order: David Shirk, Bob Holcomb, Marie Cenac, Barbara MacAlpine, Ken Zornes, Art Messal, Ward Nelson, J. Scott Webermeier, Carlie Speedlin Bangs and Michelle Hiland. Candidate information is available at The League of Women Voters will hold a voter forum for Trustee candidates March 8 at 7 p.m. in the Town Board Room of Town Hall, 170 MacGregor Ave. The forum will be streamed live on local cable channel 12 and via and recorded for viewing later on the website. Mail ballots will be mailed to all active voters who live within town limits the week of March 12. Voters may receive a ballot at a location other than the registered address by updating their mail ballot address at or by completing an application for an absent voter mail ballot at By law, ballots cannot be forwarded with other forwarded mail. For assistance, please contact the Town Clerk at 970-577-4777. New during this Municipal Election,

the law requires election judges to compare a municipal elector's signature on a mail ballot return envelope self-affirmation with one of the elector's digitized signatures stored in the statewide voter registration system, commonly referred to as 'SCORE'. The Town will hire additional election judges to conduct signature verification, which begins the week of March 19 through Election Day. Election judges can expect to work approximately 20 to 30 hours throughout the election process and must be available on Election Day -- April 3, 2018. Individuals who may be interested in serving as an election judge should contact Town Clerk Jackie Williamson at 970577-4771 or Additional important dates: Feb. 16: Ballots mailed to voters registered as an active military or overseas voter. March 12 - March 16: Ballots mailed to all registered voters. March 12: Last day for eligible electors to establish residency in the State of Colorado. Register to vote at, County Clerk office or Town Clerk office up to the day of the election. March 30: Last day to request an absentee mail ballot to be mailed. April 3: Election Day - Town Hall polls open 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Ballots must be received by 7 p. m. to be counted. April 24: Swearing-in of newly elected Town Trustees at the Town Board Meeting. For more election information, please visit, or contact the Town Clerk's office at 970-577-4777 or by email at

Open House At EPNRC Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center (EPNRC) would like to invite the community to an Open House on Thursday, February 22, 3:30-5 p.m. Stop by our new office and resource center located within the Presbyterian Church of the Rockies at 1700 Brodie Avenue. Local nonprofit organizations, part-

ners, and members of the community are welcome to network, share ideas, enjoy refreshments, and meet EPNRC staff at this casual event. Join us on February 22 to say hello and learn more about how EPNRC supports local nonprofits. For more information about this event or EPNRC, contact Executive Director, Laurie Dale Marshall at

Kris Hazelton

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Girl Scout Cookies Are Here! Local Estes Park girl scouts are selling cookies door to door and in booths around town! Our sale this year runs from February 4-March 11. Our Safeway sales will begin on Saturday, March 3. You will find our girls selling in locations all around town before then through. We do have troops set up to sell in Upper Stanley Village near the Estes Park Pet Supply and Rocky Mountain Pharmacy. We will also be outside Kind Coffee, the Lumber Yard, and even making an appearance at the Rails in the Rockies. Additional locations are in the works! Up to date sale information can be found online at Just type in our zip code on this webpage and a calendar will appear of all sales in the Estes Valley. Colorado scouts are selling eight flavors of cookies this year. Of course we have long time favorites of Thin Mints, Samoas, and Tagalongs! Trefoils, Do-SiDos and Savannah Smiles round out our popular six. We do have S’mores back this year! If you didn’t get to try them last year, make sure to pick up a box or two. The girls also have the gluten-free Toffee-Tastic for sale again this year. Each of the troops has selected a

Hometown Hero to support with cookies donated by our wonderful community. This year the girls have selected the EP Fire Department, EP Police Department, Estes Valley Parks and Recreation, and Crossroads Ministry. The Hometown Hero program was created so girls would have the opportunity to learn philanthropy and community service through the cookie sale program. Our girls really look forward to this part of the sale each year. Gifting boxes of cookies to deserving community members is such a fun way to give a little back. Please make sure you ask the girls who they selected and why! Troops are also accepting donations in our Gift of Caring program. This is how the Girl Scouts of Colorado send donated cookies to our military troops overseas. If you can’t enjoy the cookies yourself, these are both great ways to support our local girls and help them give back! If you cannot make it to any of our booths or need assistance in ordering your cookies, our Estes Park Service Unit will make sure to send a Scout your way. Please contact Breeyan Edwards at 970-646-6555, for any questions or assistance.

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Estes Park Archives Program This Saturday, February 17 So, just when you’re not looking, here’s Mr. Sharp exactly fits this bill, a non-enwhat turns up in a box of otherwise untity, who, even if he existed, didn’t acremarkable legal papers and deeds: An complish enough in his lifetime to rise early Larimer County land document, above the rabble of calloused miners folded and loosely tied with faded pink and hard-luck pioneers. But William string, filed for record before Colorado Henry “Cushâ€? Cushman, wealthy was even a state. Inside, a squatter’s banker and investor from Georgetown, claim, asserting the in Clear Creek rights of two indiCounty, was very viduals, Edwin A. much a known Sharp and William commodity, cerH. Cushman, to tainly someone who property in Mugcan’t be dismissed gins Gulch, familiar as an insignificant to lovers of Estes extra. Indeed, pagePark history as the by-page searches home of Rocky through Larimer Mountain Jim. County records reveal a major bombThese same local shell: Not only did history lovers are “Cushâ€? Cushman unlikely to have have business dealbells rung by the ings prior to 1876 names Sharp or in Estes Park, he Cushman. If either of these individuals !% # & "$&#&!%&% " & had prior business were somehow con- %"&#%$!&!"!&%&!#&!%&$%" !$ dealings with one nected to Estes Park #& %#$$#$&$%&%"$ James A. Nugent, a.k.a. Rocky Mounor Rocky Mountain %!%%$&#&#$!"$&&"$&" tain Jim. Jim, their interac%# %!#$& ## "#&"$%  tions were previ“Cushâ€? Cushman’s Photo courtesy Estes Park Archives. ously unknown, or interest was hardone of Estes Park’s best-kept secrets. rock mining, and the money to be made Therefore, it became important, both for from it. What was it about Muggins the sake of history and to prove the doc- Gulch (or the lone occupant of Muggins ument’s authenticity, to determine Gulch in 1873) that Cush was attemptwhether these gentlemen were simply ci- ing to mine? phers, i.e., placeholders, names taken John Meissner, Estes Park historian without permission from Denver hotel and spokesperson for Estes Park registers, for example, or further addiArchives, will present a one-hour illustions to the strings of random characters trated lecture entitled “The Curiously who, even if real, ended up as unknowStrange Case of Cush and Jimâ€? this Sating pawns in land grabs orchestrated in urday, February 17, at 1:00 p.m. at Molly Colorado by the Fourth Earl of DunB’s restaurant at 200 Moraine Avenue. raven and others beginning in 1873. Ample parking is available across the A fairly diligent search of territorial street and admission is free. Please call Colorado newspapers and early Col586-4889 for directions or more infororado history books thus far indicates mation.

Whiskey Club Meeting February 22 The Whiskey Club will hav a e a special av have guest this month. Ken Kodys, Spirit Specialist for Republic National Distribution Company, has agreed to give a presentation titled “Malt Whiskeys of the World.� He will bring five whiskeys for participants to tipple. They are all excellent whiskies but one is a very special malt

expression. This will be a fun night. The Whiskey Club Meeting will be held at Hunters Chop House at 6:00 p.m., February 22, 2018. Fee $10.00. Hors d‘oeuvres donated by Hunters Chop House. Make a reservation by calling 970-5866962. Mention, Whiskey Club Meeting.

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On Saturday nights, after bedtime, two or three little kids in footie pajamas would hide behind the portable humidifier at the top of the stairs and watch the grown-ups play bridge at card tables set up in the living room. We could hear the pffffft of cards being shuffled, the clink of ice against glass as cocktails were finished; we listened to low, serious talk while a hand was being played and then amplified laughter and chatter when a game was over. From our hiding place we would catch the scent of gin, a blend of perfumes, and wafts of cigarette smoke curling up the stairs. If we were lucky, there would be a little bit of dessert left over for us to taste the next morning and maybe some Brach’s chocolate bridge mix, or peanuts and pretzels. That was back when the skinny pretzel sticks Mom served on bridge nights were made by Mr. Salty. The snack came in a blue box with a pretzel man in a sailor’s hat on the front, and back then pretzels actually had salt on them. Mr. Salty died when salt became a four-letter word (probably of a heart attack). With all the bad press, who would ever buy a product with the word salt in its name? I wonder if that’s what happened to soda crackers too. Last time I opened a sleeve of these mainstays to have with my lentil soup, I couldn’t detect any flavor from my cracker. So I took another, held it at an angle to the light to make out any sparkling salt particles, and then I licked the cracker. Behold and lo, there was no salt on my saltine! I checked the box to see if it was labeled “low salt” or “no salt. ” But there were no words indicating such. Where was the salt? Whether you’re the Krispy type (Sunshine), a Premium fan (Nabisco), or a Zesta lover (Keebler), I’m sure you agree that a saltine without salt is just a plain old, boring ine. Fast food French fries? Give me some sodium like the good old days! Movie theater popcorn? Flavorless Styrofoam anymore. And Planters dry roasted peanuts? They used to have a visible coating that

Little Oliver Andrew Libby was born on Friday, January 26, 2018 at 11:31 p.m. at the Estes Park Medical Center. At birth he weighed 6 pounds 12 ounces and was 19 inches long. Proud parents are Chloé and Andrew Libby. Big brothers

was addictive—salt first and foremost, but also garlic and onion and paprika. But Mr. Peanut on the Planters jar, with his top hat, monocle and cane, must not have wanted to go the way of his pal Mr. Salty so he gave up having any flavor in his life. Now he’s as boring as the soda cracker clan. Historically, salt has been so important that wars have been fought over it, it was used as a form of salary, and empires have been destroyed by the competition: when one form (from the sea) became more highly desired than another (mined from the earth). In Britain, when a place had a name that ended with “wich” it meant it was a source of salt, like Norwich or Sandwich. We all know salt is a necessary ingredient in our diets; we can’t live without it. But too much sodium is bad for us and there has been a big push to cut back. Not everyone has gotten the memo: take a look at the sodium content in a package of a powdered soup starter mix and you’ll see there’s more than 1000mg in one serving. That’s twothirds of the 1500mg our bodies require a day. Yikes! I pay attention to my salt intake. When I shop I check the sodium count on almost everything I consider buying. If it’s too high, I put it back on the shelf. I don’t cook with salt, figuring each person at the table can add it to taste. And I don’t salt what’s on my plate. Ever. (I discovered how sweet cooked carrots and baked potatoes are once I stopped salting them.) So maybe my healthy eating habits mean that when I’m at the picture show, or adding soda crackers to my lentil soup, I have a hankerin’ for a little NaCl. It’s a treat and I’ve earned the right to indulge every once in awhile. Where’s Mr. Salty when you need him? You may let The Thunker know what you think at her e-mail address, © 2018 Sarah Donohoe

Peyton and Mason were pleased to welcome him home. Grandparents are Don and Sandy Libby and Gary and Kris Hazelton, all of Estes Park. Congratulations to the family!

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You are invited to join the next meeting of the Estes Park Patriots for Peace at the Wasson Room in the Estes Valley Public Library from 5:30-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, 21 February. The Patriots for Peace is a transpartisan, inclusive organization whose mission includes promoting “a culture of peace� at all levels of society. The primary focus of our discussion will be to develop a better understanding of the relative effectiveness of social change forced by violence versus change through non-violent means. We will present a brief video clip of Denver University’s International Studies Professor Erika Chenoweth, wherein she describes her rather surprising and hopeful conclusions about the topic. Her study was on 323 cases of major nonviolent and violent resistance movements for regime change from 1900-2006. She defines “regime change� as either expulsion of foreign occupiers or regional/ethnic secession. Her work examines and often refutes many currently held cultural assumptions and myths about war and peace. Other agenda items include a brief discussion of a free film, The World is My Country, available online the week of 14-21 February via special viewing code wbw2018 at: We will also reflect on issues of social justice in commemoration of Black History Month and President’s Day. We will invite participants to share their experiences in peaceful resistance and its effect on all sides. Additionally, we need to prepare for the election of new officers in March, and our upcoming concert event in support of our scholarship program. Please join us for discussion, camaraderie, and working together on solutions for our community and world. Light refreshments will be served.

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Time To Apply For Grants From Sunrise Rotary The Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary Club invites proposals from charitable organizations in the Estes Valley for grants to support programs and projects that benefit the Estes Valley community. To apply for funding, complete and submit the grant application no later than March 31, 2018. The application can be found online at Details about where to submit the application are included on the form. Grant recipients will be notified in April. Funding for the grants comes from money raised by Sunrise Rotarians during the year including the Labor Day Arts and Crafts Fair and the Autumn Gold Festival held in late September. Last year we were able to allo-

cate over $25,000 for grants to various local organizations including $6,084 for a new freezer for the American Legion, $3,000 for Estes Valley Investment in Childhood Success, and $3,000 for tutoring scholarships for the Learning Place. These grants were in addition to support for other community organizations throughout the year. Overall, Sunrise Rotary put $56,000 back into the Estes Valley community in the previous year. Sunrise Rotary is part of Rotary International, the world's largest service organization. Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million Rotarians – neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem solvers who come together to make positive, lasting changes in communities both at

home and abroad. Founded in 1906, Rotary brings together business and professional leaders to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and to advance goodwill and peace around the world. Rotary is nonpolitical and nonsectarian, open to all regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, or political preference. There are over 35,000 local Rotary clubs worldwide in more than 200 countries. The Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary Club is one of three Rotary clubs in Estes Park. The Sunrise Club meets at 6:45 a.m. on Tuesday mornings for breakfast at the OtherSide Restaurant with a program of general interest that begins at 7:00 a.m. All are invited to attend.

Estes Pak Says “Thank You� To Kevin And John Spooner Estes Pak would like to thank Kevin Spooner and his father John Spooner. Sadly, John recently passed away and one of his wishes was for donations in his name to be made to a program in Estes Park that provides food for children. With some work from Kevin, Estes Pak was chosen to be the program. With many donations in John’s name from Estes Park, Colorado and all across the United States, Estes Pak received more than $3,200 for their program to help feed hungry children in the Estes Valley. Estes Pak is a supplemental food program that provides food for children on weekends. The teachers of the Estes Park Education Association in partnership with the rotary clubs in town, and many other organizations and individuals started the program three years ago. The program is free to any family with children that needs help with hunger or food insecurity in the Estes Valley. If you would like to learn more about the Estes Pak program or are in need at this time, please contact Terry Leija the program coordinator at 586-7406 ext. 3284 or email him at

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Theme, Prizes Unveiled For 2018 Estes Park Duck Race The Fall River may be crusted with Delaware North Companies, Inc. will ice, but the 2018 Estes Park Rotary provide four additional major prizes Duck Race Festival is just around the that include stays and activities at their bend. The Duck Race Festival Commit- properties around the country. tee has just unveiled this Delaware North is the parent company year’s race theme and of The Ridgeline Hotel in Estes major prizes. The list of Park. Donated trip packages incharities and groups clude: that will benefit is • The Pine complete, the Lodge, on the roster of major Whitefish River, and associate sponMontana, near Glasors finalized. cier National Park The 2018 event • The Kennedy Space Cenon Saturday, May ter in Orlando, Florida 5 will celebrate • Tenaya Lodge at Cinco de Mayo and Yosemite Nafeatures mascot tional Park, Lucky Duck wearing a California sombrero. The Festival • Yellowstone will offer expanded National Park in activities in Bond Winter, West YelPark and George Hix lowstone, Montana. Riverside Plaza, a Duck WadAccording to Scott dle 5K sponsored by the Estes Park Thompson, Duck Race Running Club, and a MexiArt created by Committee member, can food vendor. From Tim Buck of Lucky Duck offering travel prizes beer to burritos, from infor 2018. adds to the general exteractive games for the citement surrounding kids to live music, the Festhe race. tival promises fun for all ages, said 2018 "Everyone loves to take a vacation, ‘Big Duck’ Brad Rosenbaum. and we want to help with some great “This is The Rotary Club of Estes choices this year," Thompson said. Park’s largest fundraising and ‘fun-rais"The seven major trip prizes will cering' event, a not-to-be missed Saturday tainly add to the excitement for our in the mountains,” Rosenbaum said. fans." The 2018 event will feature more maThe reason for the race? To help 69 jor prizes than any previous race. Estes Valley groups and charities. The Through the generosity of a major complete list of beneficiaries will be sponsor, four new getaway packages available on beginning have been added to the prize line-up. March 2, the day sales begin. This year’s all-inclusive travel prizes, “I am very excited about the number funded by many generous corporate and quality of the organizations we will sponsors, will transport winners to exbe supporting this year, ” said Larry citing destinations. These include air or Williams, Duck Race Festival Commitrail transportation from Denver and tee member who coordinated selection round-trip transportation to hotels. of beneficiaries “We are welcoming Columbine Travel in Estes Park will some new charities and look forward to arrange the trips. their participation.” • Grand Prize (value $6,000). Choice The generosity of major and associate of: Costa Rica-eight night tour with sponsors makes the race possible, said beaches, rainforest and volcano viewBill Solms, who led the sponsorship efing, some meals, guided touring; or fort. A major sponsor contributes $500 Mexico Riviera Maya-seven nights at a or more in cash or services to support first class beach view all-inclusive hotel. race prizes. An associate sponsor kicks • Second Prize (value $3,000) Rail in $100 in cash or services. The names trip-five day trip to Seattle and Vancouof paid major sponsors appear on all ver with hotels, round trip Amtrak Duck Race posters, adoption forms and from Denver, admission to Space Neeon the race website. Posters and adopdle, city tour; or San Diego-3 nights in a tion forms will soon appear, both defirst class hotel, admission to Sea signed by local artist Tim Buck. World, city tour. The goal for 2018 is to raise $130,000 • Third Prize (value $2,000) Santa Feor more for local groups and charities, 3 nights in a historic hotel, round trip Rosenbaum said. For each $20 adopair to Albuquerque, car rental; or Las tion form sold, $19 goes to the benefiVegas-three nights at a fist class hotel ciaries. In the past 29 years, the Estes on the strip. Park Duck Race has returned more New this year, major sponsor than $2.5 million to the Estes Valley.


AT LATITUDE 105 FRIDAY, MARCH 2 AT 6:30PM $75 PER PERSON plus tax & gratuity | whiskey pairings included

Course One

Course Three


house cut sweet potato fries, molasses demi



Course Four HOUSE MADE DONUT SUNDAE ganache, coffee ice cream

Billie Keithley from Breckenridge Distillery will be on site to enhance your experience by talking about the various whiskeys, pairings and answering any questions you may have.


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EVRPD To Offer Adult Jazz Dance Classes



Estes Valley Recreation and Park District (EVRPD), provider of numerous recreational and community activities in the Estes Valley, is excited to offer adult jazz dance classes beginning in March. Classes will be held on Wednesdays, March 7 through April 11, and will be offered at two levels. Level 1 will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., and Level 2 will be held from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. The cost for each six-week series is $48, and all classes will be held at the Estes Valley Community Center, 660 Community Drive. The registration deadline is Wednesday, February 28. To register, visit, call 970-5868189, or visit the EVRPD recreation office at 380 Community Drive. Instructor Laurie Grace Wood has been dancing since she was seven years old. She went on to train, perform, and become an entertainment dancer and choreographer for more than 18 years, working for Disney/ MGM Studios, SeaWorld, community theatres, universities, pageants, and corporations. She also completed degrees in Modern Dance and Business Administration at the University of South Florida. According to Laurie, “Dance is a fullbody workout that improves memory, coordination, balance, strength, rhythm, self-expression, and creativity. In these classes students will learn jazz styles, technique, and whole dances in a fun, safe environment.� Level 1 students will learn the basics of jazz, Broadway, and lyrical dances along with accomplishing a choreographed

dance number by the end of the session. This level is designed for adults who want to dance and exercise for joy. Level 2 students will learn intermediate levels of jazz, Broadway, and lyrical dances to improve dance technique and performance skills. This level is designed for adults with a dance background who want to perform for community events. For more information about the new community center, to purchase a membership or inquire about senior services, visit or call 970-586-8191. About the Estes Valley Community Center: The new Estes Valley Community Center is a 70,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility with a grand opening celebration on March 3, 2018. The center is envisioned as a comprehensive, multi-generational destination with a robust schedule of classes, a multipurpose gymnasium, indoor walking and jogging track, lazy river with interactive play features and slide in a natatorium, group fitness facilities, large community room with kitchen, golf simulator, senior services area and dropin childcare. About Estes Valley Recreation and Park District: Estes Valley Recreation and Park District is a quasi-municipal corporation and political subdivision of the State of Colorado. Established in 1955, the organization’s goals are to plan, direct, organize and implement recreational programs, manage facilities and provide public park and recreation opportunities for residents and visitors of the District, an area that encompasses 320 square miles.

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EVICS Receives Grant Estes Valley Investment in Childhood Success (EVICS) has received a $20,000 grant from the Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation. The Buell Foundation is located in Denver and supports the positive development of children through grants and partnerships that benefit children. EVICS has received grant support from the Buell Foundation for the past seven years. The $20,000 grant will support EVICS’ general operating expenses, with $4000 being directed specifically to the EVICS Childcare Scholarship Program. EVICS has chosen to dedicate the $4,000 in scholarships to the memory of Erin Binford, a long-time Program Officer with the Buell Foundation who passed away January 2017. Erin was instrumental in assisting EVICS in their first Buell Foundation Grant application in 2010. Buell funds made is possible for EVICS to begin the very successful Parents as Teachers Program, now in its 8th year of supporting families and young children in our community. EVICS has made progress in coordinating and building a stronger system of support for early childhood services in our community. Director Nancy Almond states: “We are deeply grateful for the generous support from the Buell Foundation. They have continued to in-

vest in our program and our community, and are truly a valued partner in our efforts to fulfill our mission.” The Buell Foundation grant will allow EVICS to continue outreach to early childhood programs and families with young children, impacting the quality of early childhood experiences for all children in Estes Park. When children prosper, we all prosper. The EVICS Program began in 2006. Services include childcare and preschool referrals and information for families, childcare scholarship assistance, training and support for early childhood professionals, and parent education through the Parents as Teachers Program. For more information please visit: or call 586-3055. EVICS is a qualified 501c3 non-profit organization, and depends solely on grants and donations. All gifts to EVICS are 100% tax deductible and qualify for the Colorado Childcare Tax Credit. EVICS staff are available for community, club, and organization presentations.

Thanks To Our Community For Supporting Marching Band A big thank you for the community support and generous donations toward the EPHS Marching Band uniform fundraiser! Thanks to all the support, we

were able to raise all the money to buy new uniforms for our band members! Thank you to all who donated!

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What Is Your Plan Estes Park?

patient charts contained this type of information in a consistent and easily findable location. As of the end of DeBy: Frank D. Dumont, MD, FACP cember, 2017, that number had inOver the last year, the Rural Estes Alliance for Community Health (REACH) creased markedly to 23%. This is an outstanding achievement has continued to partner with the Estes and is a testament to the community’s Valley Library, the Good Samaritan Sowillingness to have conversations ciety, and the Estes Park Medical Center around difficult subjects and also to the Home Health Care and Hospice team in efforts of the ACP team members. That order to better address Advance Care being said, we have more work to do. In Planning (ACP) within our community. La Crosse, Wisconsin, where they have Advance Care Planning is the process of set the standard for the cultural shift tothinking about what you might or might ward regularly having ACP discussions, not want done medically toward the end 96% of individuals who die have ACP of your life and also deciding who would directives. Considering the resources make medical decisions for you if you and stakeholders and the unique situawere ill or in an accident and could not tion in Estes Park (where all three clinmake your preferences for treatment known. Regionally, only one-third of in- ics are members of REACH and are endividuals have ACP documentation, and gaged in this initiative), REACH believes that we, as a town, can achieve a only one-third of those who do have goal of over 90%. them have made them available to their health care team. Outreach has already taken place with During the course of the year, the three discussions and book clubs at multiple venues including the hospital, the liEstes Park clinics (Estes Park Medical brary, the Senior Center, and multiple Group, represented by Frank D. Duservice organizations and churches. Last mont, MD, FACP; Timberline Medical Clinic, represented by Paul Fonken, MD; fall, Estes Park Medical Center held an and Salud Clinic, represented by John K. ACP drive within the Medical Center itself to encourage all health care workers Stanton, DO, FAAFP) have been focusing on consistent documentation of Ad- in the community to “take care of themvance Care Planning information within selves” by filling out their own documents. their respective electronic medical records. This has allowed REACH to If you are interested in learning more, start evaluating ACP data for the prispeak to your primary care provider. In mary care patients visiting any of the addition, spearheaded by the Health three clinics. Starting last fall, we started District of Northern Larimer County asking the question, “What percentage and Mindy Rickard (Larimer’s Advance of adult patients seen for primary care Care Planning Team Lead), individuals have ACP directives within the electrained in ACP documentation are tronic health records?” In reviewing available for one-on-one meetings to monthly numbers dating back to the be- help individuals understand and fill out ginning of 2017, we have seen a signifiACP documents. Call the library at cant increase in the number of individu- (970) 586-8116 to schedule your session, als who have such documentation within and obtain peace of mind from the their charts, either via a discussion with knowledge that your wishes will be a provider, a CPR directive, a living will, known if you are not able to speak for or a designation of a Medical Power of yourself toward the end of your life. Attorney. As of January, 2017, only 2% of An update from REACH on the Estes Park Advance Care Planning Initiative

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The next meeting of the Merry Marthas will be held on Friday, February 23 at 9:30 a.m. at the Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies on Brodie Avenue. Merry Marthas is a group of women who sew, knit, crochet, or weave and then donate their finished projects to local charities. New members are always welcome, even if they are part-time residents. For more information, please call the church at 970-586-4404.

Estes Park Area Weavers Guild To Feature Chimayo Weaving

Local weaver, Barb Richards will present a program entitled “What is Chimayo Weaving?” at the February meeting of the EPAWG. The answer to that question will be based on information that Barb gathered at a workshop given by Lisa Trujillo and a visit to Chimayo, New Mexico to the shop and studio of Irvin and Lisa Trujillo. Irvin is a 7th gen-

Discussion On Depression Maria Medina will host a discussion on depression on Thursday, March 8 at 3 p.m. in the Longhouse at the YMCA of the Rockies. At the event Maria will discuss symptoms, things to be aware of with depression and ways to get help. For more information, contact Maria at 970-342-4076.

eration weaver in an area that has a long history of Hispanic weaving and has developed a particular style known as Chimayo weaving in the late 1800s. Chimayo weavers use yarn, loom and designs of early Spanish weavers introduced in Mexico that became what is now known as New Mexico. The February meeting will be held at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, February 22, 2018 in the Hondius Room at the Estes Valley Public Library. Guests are welcome. For more information call Gray Rueppel at 970-586-2978.

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Making A Difference One Stitch At A Time

Trail Ridge Quilters, an interest group of Estes Park Newcomers, recently presented a check for $10,776.05 to Kevin Mullin, Executive Director of the Estes Park Medical Center Foundation Board, and to those Newcomers who serve on

the EPMC Foundation Board of Directors. These monies will be used to purchase medical equipment and fund projects to enhance patient well-being at Estes Park Medical Center. Courtesy photo

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Auditions For “How To Eat Like A Child” The Fine Arts Guild of the Rockies is excited to announce auditions for the summer Youth Theater Camp production of How to Eat Like a Child and Other Lessons in Not Being a Grown-up. Students who are currently in third grade through high school are invited to join us for a summer production of How to Eat Like a Child. This musical comedy presents lessons on childhood including topics like how to beg for a dog, how to torture your sister, how to act after being sent to your room, and how to laugh hysterically. This camp provides a wellrounded musical theatre experience including dancing, acting, singing and stage production. Learn how to audition, create a character, perform in an ensemble, and work creatively as a group plus so much more. There are opportunities for all skill levels. Please note: Due to the rapid pace and demands of this production, we ask that students commit to the full length of every day of camp in order to fully stage this show. The Youth Theater Camp is a two-week tuition based camp comprised of two parts; a production camp for students interested in acting, dancing and singing and a technical camp for students interested in the behind the scenes aspects of theater. The production camp allows students to learn or hone acting skills, and culminates in two public performances. Camp will be held from 9:00-4:00 Monday through Friday, July 9th-20th. Perform-

ances will be Saturday, July 21st and Sunday, July 22nd. The technical camp is for students, sixth grade through high school. Students interested in the technical aspects of theater do not need to audition, but should attend the audition to complete required paperwork. Technical Theater Camp students will help construct and paint the set, make props and serve as backstage light and sound crew. The above dates apply. Auditions will be held Sunday, March 11th, at 1:00 in the Estes Valley Library’s Hondius Room and Monday, March 12th at 6:30 in the library’s Wasson Room. To prepare for the audition, students will be asked to sing a song of their choice (A cappella or with cd) and read/perform a monologue. Choose one of several sample monologues in the audition packet available at the library’s circulation desk. The production team includes Kerry Aiken, theatrical direction, Denise Stookesberry, musical direction, Melinda Workman, accompanist, and a technical director. Tuition for the camp is $225 and for the technical camp $175. A limited number of scholarships based on financial need are available. Questions regarding auditions and production camp can be directed to Kerry Aiken at General questions should be directed to Kathy Littlejohn at or 970-586-5621.

Welcome To The World Elizabeth Ayres O’Toole Kay and Lowell Rosenthal of Estes Park are pleased to welcome little Elizabeth Ayres O'Toole "Eily" to the world. She is their first grandchild.

Eily was born to Alicia and Colleen O'Toole on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. At birth, she weighed 8 pounds 2 ounces and was 20 inches long. The family lives in Michigan. Alicia and Colleen took their precious daughter home to meet their two cats and a dog on Friday 2/9/18. Congratulations to the family!

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EPHS Thespian Troupe To Present Peter And The Starcatcher Estes Park High School Thespian Troupe will present, Peter and the Starcatcher February 23 & 24 in the high school auditorium. Students have been hard at work rehearsing this play which is a story about how an orphan becomes the legendary Peter Pan. In this wickedly imaginative play, we meet a poor orphaned child on the high seas simply called Boy because, in the absence of a mother and a father, he was never given a name. His sad and lonely world is turned upside down when he meets Molly. As they travel aboard the Neverland ship headed for a faraway land, Molly and Boy learn about love, friendship and forge an unbreakable bond. This play is based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, music by Wayne Barker. Peter and the Starcatcher Cast: A story about how a miserable orphan becomes the legendary Peter Pan! Boy/Peter- Seth Greer

Prentiss- Annika Throne Ted- Sean Johnson Lord Leonard Aster- Casey Walsh Molly Aster- Molly Morgan Mrs. Bumbrake- Maia Faulkner Captain Robert Falcon Scott- Brayden Bojan Grempkin- Maddy Asche Bill Slank- Zoe Hester Alf- Gunnar Friesen Mack- Nate Goodwin Black Stache- Nathan Zurfluh Smee- Sophie Greenway Sanchez- Emma Patterson Fighting Prawn- Lilly Patterson Hawking Clam- Emma Patterson Teacher- Amelia Fichera Tickets are just $12 for adults and $8 for students and will be available at the door prior to performances. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss this great production by our EPHS Thespian Troupe.

1700 Brodie Ave, across from High School More Info at and 970-586-4404 Sunday Services a 10am

Pipe Organ - Chapel Choir - Bell Choirs - Child care available

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“IT IS WHAT IT IS!” A friend of mine says that from time-to-time, usually when talking about some disappointment in his life or some negative thing in our world situation or environment. Although I most enjoy sharing things that are positive and uplifting, there are times when we need to, soberly, face some that are not. So it seems like a good time to take a realistic look at some aspects of our world by realizing that ‘it is what it is’. In his best-selling book, Good to Great, Jim Collins stresses that great things only happen in our world if we view life with “eyes wide open”, by seeing things as they are. This is hard when we consider things that are painful or disappointing. We’ve been brought face-to-face with such sadness recently in the death of some ‘heroes’ in our nation. After the loss of three policemen in our area, numerous people wrote or said, “Enough is enough. This has got to stop.” Within two weeks we had lost another four officers in various states. So much for ‘Enough is enough!’ Society, along with officers’ families, is devastated. As a father of several officers, I certainly hope that “It will stop!”, however, realistically, I must accept that ‘It is what it is!” We hear the same about mass shootings, school shootings, and church shootings: “Enough, this has got to stop!” However, such likely will continue to break the hearts of many. Why? We have homes that raise children with no respect for authority or society’s laws. Weak penalties are handed down to offenders who continue to commit the same atrocities over and over. Despite stricter ‘gun laws’, weapons are still in the hands of many who could care less about laws, resulting in the deaths and injuries of citizens and officers alike. A Minnesota teen sadly sees life with ‘eyes wide open’, and knows why. Here are some of her widely shared comments: “Now I sit me down in school, where praying is against the rule, for this great nation under God, finds mention of Him very odd. If Scripture now the class recites, it violates the Bill of Rights. Anytime my head I bow becomes a federal matter now, God’s name is prohibited... It’s inappropriate to teach right from wrong, such ‘judgments’ do not belong. We can study witchcraft, vampires and totem poles, but the Ten Commandments are not allowed. No Word of God must reach this crowd.” She closes: “If I should be shot, I ask the Lord my soul to take.” The ‘It is what it is’ principle applies in so many other areas as well. We grieve the broken homes, the many unwanted, abused children, the many aborted fetuses, those who enter our country with mayhem on their minds, the increasing numbers becoming addicted to drugs, alcohol, social media and… the list goes on. But, “It is what it is!” Considering our ‘list’ and coming to that ‘It is what it is!’ conclusion, doesn’t mean that nothing can be done to make a difference. We can give better protective gear to at-risk personnel. We can encourage our legislators to pass better laws and our justice system to enforce them rigidly. We can help families teach better how to respect laws and authority, in the homes and on the streets. We can help people make better choices in marital and parenting decisions, and their use or abuse of chemicals and such. Most of all, we can remind our families, our schools and our society, that there is One Authority that tells us in His Word how to better live and treat others and then model such treatment of others in our daily activities and interactions. Let’s do it. (Bob)

Seventh Annual Celebrity & Restaurant Cook-Off Lifelong Learning of Estes Valley Preschool is happy to announce the winners of our 7th Annual Souper Bowl Cook-Off held Sunday, Feb. 11. The Lunch Ladies (EP School Dist. R-3) won the Soup Ladle Award for best soup cooked in the Local Celebrity-Individual category. For the 2nd year in a row, Notchtop Bakery & Cafe won the Best Restaurant Soup plaque for best soup cooked in the Local Restaurant Chef category. LLEV Preschool thanks all the chefs for supporting our fundraiser and making it a fun day. Other soups were cooked by local celebrities Gary and Kris Hazelton, and by local restaurant chefs from Twin Owls Steakhouse, Justin Goerich of John

Elway’s Steakhouse, Two Chick’s Food Truck, Dunraven Inn, Bird & Jim Restaurant, Latitude 105 at the Ridgeline Hotel. All soups were wonderful. Thank you to the PCCR Congregation, the families in our preschool, and all others for supporting the Soup-er Bowl, and a special thank you to the Estes Park News for all their help and support, and to The Rodeway Inn for loaned equipment. Thanks to the LLEV Preschool Board of Directors for all the work in planning, working the event, and also to Corrine Burke for kitchen duty. The event raised over $1,200 for the Tuition Assistance Program at LLEV Preschool.

For the 2nd year in a row, Notchtop Bakery & Cafe won the Best Restaurant Soup plaque for best soup cooked in the Local Restaurant Chef category.

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The Lunch Ladies (EP School Dist. R-3) won the Soup Ladle Award for best soup cooked in the Local Celebrity-Individual category.

Brad Levin, Candidate For Colorado Attorney General In Estes Park Feb. 25

Legal Officer for the State and head of the Colorado Department of Law, the Attorney General position oversees many legal areas impacting Colorado citizens, including Consumer Protection, Natural Resources and Environmental, Employment Law, Revenue and Utilities, Business and Licensing, Criminal Justice, Civil Litigation, Appellate, and State Services. Besides a major concern in Consumer Protection law, Brad also emphasizes the role of the Attorney General in the important area of preserving the Colorado environment. The Attorney General has an important role in seeing that Brad Levin, 2018 Democratic Candistate agencies responsible for protecting date for Colorado Attorney General, our land, water and air strictly enforce will be in Estes Park on Sunday, Februconservation laws. ary 25, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. to meet Brad thinks that the current Colorado with voters and answer questions about Attorney General’s office has not been his campaign for Colorado Attorney effective in representing the citizens of General. This event will be held at Colorado largely due to its failure to Elkins Distilling Co., 1825 North Lake properly manage the State’s staff of atAvenue, Estes Park. It is free and open torneys. Brad believes that his signifito the public. cant legal experience in the private secBrad is a Colorado native, growing up tor has provided him with the necessary in the Denver area, and is a prominent skills to address this issue. attorney in Denver, with 35 years of caBrad’s professional background inreer experience in the legal profession. cludes being a member of the Colorado He is the founder and principal of Levin and California bars, and the Denver and Sitcoff P.C., with a national reputation American Bar Associations. He is a Felfor success in advocating on behalf of low of both the Colorado Bar Foundaindividuals, families and small busiHe tion and American Bar Foundation. nesses who have faced immense medical serves on the Colorado Supreme Court or legal expenses after their insurance Committee regarding Civil Jury Instruccompanies failed to afford them the tions and Rules of Civil Procedure. protection to which they were entitled. More information on Brad is on his This background in consumer protecwebsite Please tion is an important reason for Brad’s join us to meet Brad and know your campaign for Attorney General. In candidate in person. Brad’s own words, “It’s time the AttorSponsored by Estes Valley Indivisible, ney General’s office puts the people of an all-volunteer organization, working Colorado ahead of politics.” Representing the people of Colorado is to bring candidates to you. (Note: Hosting candidates does not imply an enthe primary responsibility of the Coldorsement by EVI.) orado Attorney General. As the Chief

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Red Envelope Dinner Benefits Partners Mentoring Youth Can you think back and remember someone in your life that made an impact on you? Maybe it was a coach, a relative or a close friend. Hanging out with them could have been anything from throwing a baseball around to sitting down and talking over a soda. Whatever the case may be, we all know how it feels to have someone invest a little bit of time in us. Partners Mentoring Youth aims to help more kids in Estes Park experience the benefits of mentorship. Partners matches positive adult role models with youth, ages 7-17, who could use a little extra support; the same type of support we have all had at some point in our lives. The Red Envelope Dinner on Thursday, March 1st supports Partners Mentoring Youth and we hope you can join us!

It's a fun-filled fundraising event where you can connect with others in the community who care about kids and learn more about the power of mentoring. Enjoy a delicious dinner at Mama Rose's Restaurant at no cost and make a contribution to Partners in a red envelope. Gifts to Partners will help Estes Park kids gain confidence, life skills, and hope for the future. This event is possible thanks to the generosity of Rob & Julie Pieper. The social hour starts at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:00 p.m. Please RSVP by February 23, 2018. To RSVP for this event or learn more about getting involved with Partners, contact Partners at 970-577-9348 or Be the difference in the life of a child. Be a mentor!

Help Fund Stanley Park Bike Park Through “Go-Fund-Me” Campaign

The Stanley Park Bike Park is only a month away from ground-breaking and needs your help! A “Go-Fund-Me” fundraising campaign has been set up to receive donations to help pay for the new Bike Park. The Bike Park will provide a familyfriendly, fun place to ride bikes for Estes Valley residents as well as out of town visitors. It will contain a variety of riding features and challenging terrain. A skills course will have challenging features such as banked corners, table-tops, and rocks to ride on or around for all skill levels. There will also be a pump tracks for riders of all levels to enjoy. These features will be an addition to the already constructed Perimeter Trail which is a mile and a quarter long. Mike Lewelling, President of the Estes Park Cycling Coalition said, “After more than three years of advocating, partnering and

planning, we are very excited to be making this Bike Park a reality.” A contractor has already been selected to begin construction of the Bike Park and is planning to break ground first part of April. “If all goes well, the bike park could be ready for a ribbon cutting ceremony in May” Lewelling continued. The Estes Park Cycling Coalition (EPCC) is a Non-Profit 501 (c) (3) whose mission is to promote and increase cycling of all kinds in the Estes Valley, through advocacy, education, partnerships and community building. The Estes Valley Recreation District has provided funds to construct much of the trail features, but more funds will be needed to complete the project. Donating is easy! Simply go to the following web site and hit the Donate button!

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Estes Park Native Sets Out For Appalachian Trail

the common saying: “embrace the suck,” because, as another popular trail saying goes, “no pain, no rain, no Maine.” Amber is also anticipating what dream a reality. She started taking By: Connie Clark her given “Trail money out of her bi-weekly paycheck “I went to the woods because I wished Name” will be. A and putting it into a separate account. to live deliberately, to front only the es“Trail Name” sential facts of life, and see if I could not She researched gear, and began buying is earned items one at a time as she could. Amber on the learn what it had to teach, and not, says that the main items on that list were trail, when I came to die, discover that I had her shelter, backpack and “sleep system.” and not lived.” Henry David Thoreau During these two years of preparation, beFor Estes Park resident and 2005 Amber says she has followed Thru-hikEPHS graduate Amber Okuley, life is ers (those who hike the Trail start to finset to become an adventure worthy of ish in one season) on Youtube, joined Thoreau’s greatest intentions. On Febthe Appalachian Trail Facebook Pages, ruary 18, Amber will board a train in read blogs, books, and any other related Denver, headed for the Appalachian materials in order to help her prepare. Trail. To physically condition for the deThe Appalachian Trail extends from mands of the Trail, Amber did as much Springer Mountain in Georgia to hiking as she could each week. In SepMount Katahdin in Maine, and passes tember, Amber increased her training through 14 states. It was nearly eight regimen to include hiking 4-17 miles years ago that a hiking buddy suggested with a weighted vest or filled pack. She to Amber that the two of them hike the also began a five-six day per week 2,190.9 mile AT together. Amber says schedule of training at MedX that inthat the idea sounded “amazing” becluded cardio and weight lifting. cause she loves to hike and camp, and A fun and interesting aspect for Amber she loves a challenge. Although her has been learning about the culture of friend plans to join her on the Trail for the Appalachian Trail and those who three to four weeks of the projected sixboth hike it and support it. For instance, month quest, Amber will be doing most former hikers or locals along the trail of the trek solo. often provide “Trail Magic,” such as The actual planning for the hike began food, rides, shelter or showers. “Trail for Amber two years ago when she read Angels” might set up grills at the “gaps.” the book Lost on the Appalachian Trail For Amber, a term that she has taken to by Kyle Rohrig. At that point, she deheart as she embarks on her adventure is cided that she needed to make the

Carolyn Kilgore And Kent Carlson Are Married

Carolyn Kilgore, daughter of Ralph & Theresa Shroba of Boulder, CO, and Kent Carlson, son of Richard & Inga Carlson of Vienna, VA, were married at 11:00 a.m. on February 3, 2018. The private ceremony was held on the northwest face of Deer Mountain overlooking the Mummy Range in Rocky Mountain National Park. Carolyn is currently the Director Of Administration for the Rocky Mountain Conservancy in Estes Park. Kent is a Toxicologist for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in Rockville, MD. Kent and Carolyn will travel to Iceland and Sweden this spring and summer and plan to reside in Estes Park.

stowed by other hikers. At the start, Amber plans to hike 8-12 miles per day, which is a recommended beginner’s pace, until she gets her “Trail Legs,” which she has learned is usually in Virginia. At that point the hikes may lengthen to about 20 miles per day. Hikers may also take “Zeroes,” which are no-hiking days, or “Neroes,” short-hike days. Amber knows that the Appalachian Trail will not be easy; it is a life challenge. She knows that there will likely be days when she wants to quit, and that she will have to truly “embrace the suck” in order to reach the end of the trail in Maine. But when she steps onto the AT in Amicalola State Park in Georgia on February 21st, she will be embracing life. “The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” ~~Lao Tzu *To follow Amber’s journey, Estes Locals follow Amber’s Appalachian Trail Thru Hike Facebook Group.

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ESTES PARK HAPPENINGS For additional information call 800-443-7837 • 970-577-9900 Feb. 20: Trivia Night. Rock Cut Brewing Company. 7-8:30pm

EVENTS Feb. 17-18: Rails in the Rockies. Model Railroads. Estes Park Events Complex. Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 9am-4pm Feb. 23-24: Stan Jam 2018. Celebration of music. The Stanley Hotel. Fri. 3:30-11pm, Sat. 10:30am-11:30pm Feb. 25: Estes Park Wedding Association Bridal Show. Estes Park Events Complex. 11am-2pm Mar. 2: First Friday Art Groove. Experience Estes Park’s fine art world. Throughout the village. Mar. 2: Whiskey Pairing Dinner. Latitude 105 Alehouse. 6:30-9:30pm


Feb. 22: Mountain Town Trio. Classic Rock and Folk. The Other Side. 6-9pm Feb. 22: Dempsey/Fox Duo. Jazz. The Estes Park Resort. 6-9pm Feb. 22: Open Bluegrass Jam. The Rock Inn. 6pm Feb. 22: Geeks Who Drink. Trivia. Latitude 105. 6:30pm Feb. 23: Great Blue. Folk. Snowy Peaks Winery. 4-6pm Feb. 23-24: James Davis. Spanish Guitar. Twin Owls Steakhouse. 6-9pm Feb. 23-24: Ray Young. Jazz Piano. Nicky’s Steakhouse. 6pm Feb. 23-25: Ice Skating & Ice Fishing. Trout Haven Resorts. 10am-7pm

Feb. 16: Gina Sobel. Jazz. Snowy Peaks Winery. 2-4pm

Feb. 24: Dempsey/Fox Duo. Jazz. The Other Side. 5-8pm

Feb. 16-17: Ray Young. Jazz Piano. Nicky’s Steakhouse. 6pm

Feb. 24: David Berg. Piano & Song. Estes Park Resort. 6-9pm

Feb. 16-17: James Davis. Spanish Guitar. Twin Owls Steakhouse. 6-9pm

Feb. 25: Joseph Lingenfelter. Acoustic. The Other Side. 10am-1pm

Feb. 16-18: Ice Skating & Ice Fishing. Trout Haven Resorts. 10am-7pm

Feb. 25: Bingo Night. Rock Cut Brewing Company. 6-7:30pm

Feb. 16-17, 21, 23-24 & 28: Karaoke. Lonigans. 9pm

Feb. 27: Jon Pickett & Friends. Bluegrass. Ed’s Cantina. 6-9pm

Feb. 17: Dempsey/Fox Duo. Jazz. The Other Side. 5-8pm

Feb. 27: Trivia Night. Rock Cut Brewing Company. 7-8:30pm

Feb. 17: David Potter. Acoustic. The Rock Inn. 5-8pm

Mar. 1: Mountain Town Trio. Classic Rock and Folk. The Other Side. 6-9pm

Feb. 17: David Berg. Piano & Song. Estes Park Resort. 6-9pm

Mar. 1: Dempsey/Fox Duo. Jazz. The Estes Park Resort. 6-9pm

Feb. 18: Joseph Lingenfelter. Acoustic. The Other Side. 10am-1pm

Mar. 1: Open Bluegrass Jam. The Rock Inn. 6pm

Feb. 18: Jon Pickett. Acoustic. The Rock Inn. 5-8pm

Mar. 1: Geeks Who Drink. Trivia. Latitude 105. 6:30pm

Feb. 18: Bingo Night. Rock Cut Brewing Company. 6-7:30pm

Mar. 2: Will Thomas. Acoustic. Snowy Peaks Winery. 4-6pm

Feb. 20: Bingo. American Legion. 6pm

Mar. 2: Ray Young. Jazz Piano. Nicky’s Steakhouse. 6pm

Feb. 20: Open Mic w/ Jon Pickett. Ed’s Cantina. 6-9pm

Feb. 16–Mar. 2, 2018

SEMINARS, CLASSES & LECTURES Mon. & Wed. at 6pm, Fri. & Sat. at 7pm: Sip & Paint. Murphy’s Resort. Mon. & Wed. at 5:30pm Sat. at 9am. Group Bicycle Ride. Via Bicycle Café. Feb. 18 & 25: Daoist Lecture & Tai Chi Class. Dao House. 8:30-10am Feb. 18 & 25: History & Nature Talk. Rams Horn Village. 5-6pm Feb. 20 & 27: Free 5K Group Fun Run. The Stanley Hotel. 5:30pm Mar. 1-4: Family Mountaineering & Backcountry Weekend. YMCA of the Rockies.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK Visit RMNP Visitor Centers to learn about park wildlife, programs & more! Call for details. 970-586-1206 Feb. 16, 21, 23, 25 & 28: Snowshoe Ecology Walk. Snowshoe with a ranger! Call for reservations. Feb. 17-18 & 24-25: Wild in Winter. Beaver Meadows VC. 10-11am Mar. 1: Full Moon Walk. Explore the Park by the light of the moon. Call for Reservations. Rocky Mountain Conservancy Programs: Fees apply & registration is required. Call for classes: 970-586-3262 Feb. 24: Winter Ecology: A Snowshoeing Trek. 9am-1pm

UPCOMING EVENTS Mar. 3: Whiskey Warmup. Whiskey tasting, seminars and live music. George Hix Riverside Plaza. 1-4pm

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A Donation From The By: Kris Hazelton

Quota Club recently undertook a fundraising project to raise money to purchase fourteen AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) to equip all of the Estes Park police vehicles with these lifesaving devices. Their goal was to raise $25,000 by the beginning of 2018. Thanks to many generous donors, within a very short amount of time, all of the funds needed were collected along with enough money to provide a trainer for these AEDs and a maintenance plan for the machines. Fourteen AEDs were ordered from Cardiac Science Corporation and they arrived last week. Quota Club AED co-chairs, Gail Albers and Kris Hazelton delivered the AEDs to the police department last Friday. Officers were very excited for the delivery and quickly got them unpacked, set up and ready to install in their vehicles. Erin Hensley, Area Sales Manager from

Cardiac Science was on hand to give demonstrations and training for the new devices and everyone was very impressed with the capabilites of these new, state of the art machines. In the past, our officers had to share just two AEDs, that they essentially checked out of the office when they went out on a call. What a wonderful thing it is now that every car is equipped with this lifesaving tool. AEDs can make a difference when seconds count because officers are usually on the road when a call comes in and are often the first to arrive at the scene in an emergency situation. Having the right equipment on-hand can mean the difference between life and death. These new laptop size defibrillators are portable, easy to use devices that measures the heartbeat via sticky pads attached to the chest. They automatically detect abnormal heart rhythms and adjust for the appropriate shock. The ma-

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e Heart, For The Heart chines' voice commands tell users when to push the shock button and when the heart beat has returned to normal. When cardiac arrest occurs, defibrillation is the only means of restarting the heart and preventing death. Estes Park Police Chief Wes Kufeld said, “These AEDs will definitely save the lives of our community members and visitors. What a critical instrument to have in our patrol cars, thank you Quota Club for your hard work and generous donation to the Estes Park Police Department and our community!” From Sergeant Rick Life, “We are excited to put the Quota Club AEDs in our patrol cars. I am looking forward to officers getting more saves. This will remove the anxiety of wondering if the responding officers have an AED. It's great when we can work with the paramedics to help save lives. Saving a life is a wonderful feeling.”

In past years the Quota Club has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to provide ambulances for our community and that is an on-going project they will continue to help fund. By raising the money for these AEDs, Quota is proud to be helping save even more lives in the Estes Valley. Kris and Gail were happy to work with Erin at Cardiac Science Corp. who said, “I am especially honored to be at the heart of saving lives together with you in the community!” We never know who will be the one in need. It could be yourself, your spouse, your parent, a friend or a special loved one. Now that these AEDs are in place, our residents and the thousands of guests that come each year to visit our great little town can breathe a little easier knowing we are a community that cares about the heart. Thank you to all donors for your support of this important life-saving project! All photos by EPNEWS / Gary & Kris Hazelton

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Adorable Chihuahuas Need New, Forever Homes

Daphne and Shaggy are one year old CO 80517. For more information, conchihuahua pups who just arrived in Estes tact Carolyn Fairbanks, President of the Park. They are very sweet and friendly dogs and weigh under five pounds each. Daphne and Shaggy are living at the Animal Hospital of the Rockies, 453 Pine River Ln, Estes Park. Give AHR a call at (970) 586-4703 to set up a time to meet them. All pets are offered through the Pet Association of Estes Park, a non-profit organization that works to find homes for stray and abandoned pets, control dog and cat populations by funding sterilization programs, educate members of the community, especially young people, about the humane treatment of animals and the responsibilities of pet ownership; and promote community involvement in the use of pets as therapeutic agents (e.g., in nursing homes). The Estes Park Pet Association is your local humane society. You can make a tax-deductible donation to the Pet Association by sending your check to P.O. Box 4342, Estes Park,

Pet Association at (970) 586-5121.


Loving Spirit Receives Major Grant From Newmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Own Foundation

Casey Noell Walsh12th Grade Congratulations to Casey Noell Walsh, Student of the Week for February 16, 2018. At Estes Park High School Casey enjoys being part of the Thespian Society, and she is a member of the National Honor Society. She is Captain of the Knowledge Bowl Team and a member of Key Club and the Concert Choir. Outside of school she enjoys participating in theater projects, she takes singing lessons and she likes to read, draw and play video games. She also enjoys going to MedX to exercise. Casey scored a 29 on her ACT, and got a 5 on her AP Human Geography course and a 4 on the AP US History and AP Language

and Composition courses she took. She has earned her varsity letter for the Knowledge Bowl, choir and three times for academics. Her favorite quote is, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s do it againâ&#x20AC;? by Sam Reigel, Critical Role. She likes this quote because it represents that even when one chapter ends, there will be a new one to look forward to. After high school Casey plans to go Nebraska Wesleyan University with aims to get her BFA in acting and maybe transferring to another school to get her MFA in acting. Come see her in her role as Lord Aster in Peter and the Star Catcher on Feb. 23 and 24th at the Estes Park High School auditorium.

Bank of Estes Park Student Legacy Award: In addition to being awarded the Student of the Week, each winner will be given the opportunity to nominate the school program of their choice for the chance to win $500. At the end of the school year, one such nomination will be randomly selected, and that school program will be awarded the $500 Bank of Estes Park Student Legacy Award, in that student's name.

nated more than $500 Million to charities. They have helped thousands of charities and millions of people around the world. Bob Forrester, President and CEO of Newmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Own Foundation and CoChairman of Newmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Own, said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quite extraordinary for Paul to have had such vision in creating this philanthropic business model. In fact, there are more than two dozen companies that have followed the Newmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Own model in giving away 100% of their profits to charity. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great to see these companies giving back and understanding that businesses can do well by      doing good.â&#x20AC;? Dayle E. Spencer, President of Loving Spencer said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are deeply and proSpirit, Inc., announced today that the or- foundly grateful to the Newman family ganization had received a major grant of and Newmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Own Foundation for support from Newmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Own Foundathis generous outpouring of support tion, based in Westport, Connecticut. for our efforts to help grieving adults Newmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Own Foundation began when transform their journey of loss. The Paul Newman and his pal, A.E. Hotchgift will allow us to add an additional ner, began making salad dressing for out-of-state workshop to our calendar their neighbors in Connecticut thirtythis year and it seems fitting to hold it seven years ago. They initially filled in Connecticut where the needs are so empty wine bottles in their basement to great. 2017 was their deadliest year give the homemade salad dressing as ever for drug overdose deaths and holiday gifts, but the neighbors began many families are struggling to come asking for more. to terms with their loss. â&#x20AC;? Two years later Newmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Own Salad Since its inception in 2015, Loving Dressing was officially launched and Spirit has held grief workshops in Colgenerated over $300,000.00 in profits the orado, Hawaii, California, and Arifirst year. Newman declared, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s give zona. This year it will expand its outit away to those who need it! â&#x20AC;? And so reach to Florida, Idaho, Utah and now they did. Today, the company has more Connecticut. than 300 products, and approximately To learn more about Loving Spirit, $30 Million is donated yearly. Over the please go to our website which you can ensuing decades Newmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Own has do- find at

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Local Volunteers Go Bald To Support Childhood Cancer Research St. Baldrick’s Foundation event to raise money to find the best treatments for kids with cancer The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest private funder of children's cancer research, will host one of its signature head-shaving events at the Estes Park Mountain Shop on Saturday, March 17, 2018 where volunteers will shave their heads to raise money for lifesaving childhood cancer research. Every two minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer worldwide, and in the U. S. one in five kids diagnosed won’t survive. Those who do survive often suffer longterm effects from treatments too harsh for their developing bodies. As the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants, St. Baldrick's is leading the charge to take childhood back

WHAT IS IT? A national event hosted by venues around the country where “shavees” raise money to have their heads shaved in support of children’s cancer research. Since its establishment, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation has raised more than $230 million for life-saving research, and we are so excited to have you join us in reaching our 2018 goals. COME JOIN US at our event and enjoy food, drink, and head shaving!

from cancer. From its beginnings, St. Baldrick’s has believed that kids deserve the chance to be kids – fun-loving, carefree, refreshingly honest, and always a little goofy – and deserve the chance at a healthy future. That’s why donations raised at events like this have made it possible for St. Baldrick’s to fund more than $232 million to support the best childhood cancer research, wherever it takes place. Over the course of 15 years, the Estes Park Mountain Shop has raised over $203,000 for kids with cancer with more than $17,000 donated by 20 shavees last year. For year 16, our goals are set even higher as we acknowledge that unlike many of these children who face an uncertain future, we are lucky enough to know our hair will grow back. We invite


Sponsor a shavee by donating to their shave! Visit the Estes Park Mountain Shop and make a general donation.

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you to join us in making a “bald” statement and helping us conquer kids’ cancer. While going bald is not for everyone, you can still help! Sign up to volunteer at our event, set up a fundraising page, make a donation or simply help us by spreading the word to friends and family. This year’s event will include food, drink, inspiration from survivors and tons of fun as we brave the shave for childhood cancer research on March 17th. Join in the fun & excitement: Head-shaving will commence at 4 p.m. Date: Saturday, March 17, 2018 Event location: Estes Park

Mountain Shop Event Time: 4-7 p.m. As the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation believes that kids are special and deserve to be treated that way. St. Baldrick’s is leading the charge to take childhood back from cancer by funding some of the most brilliant childhood cancer research experts who are working to find cures and better treatments for all childhood cancers. Kids need treatments as unique as they are – and that starts with funding research just for them. Join us at to help support the best cancer treatment for kids. For more information, please contact St. Baldrick’s Volunteer Organizer Jenny Coriell at 970-586-6548 or jenny@ estespark mountain

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Estes Park Nonprofit ResourceCenter Kicks Off Campaign At Night In The Roaring 20s! competition among nonprofits and will be a featured cocktail at Mama Roseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in 2018 with 10% benefitting Estes Park Learning Place. Thanks to all the nonprofits who created tasty entries: Families for Estes, Habitat for Humanity of Estes Valley, EVICS, and Rocky Mountain Conservancy. Thanks to our VIPs for serving as judges. With jazz in the background, generosity was abundant as EPNRC kicked off a three year Sustainability Campaign at the event. This generosity will lead to a successful campaign, insuring the vital


Saturday, January 27, Mama Roseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s was transformed into a 1920s Speakeasy for the Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (EPNRC) annual fundraising event! Onehundred and nine guys and dolls came out for a roaring good time in support of the organization that serves the entire Estes Park nonprofit community. Once the secret password gained partygoers entry, they enjoyed a wonderful atmosphere of fun, music by Max Wagner, a scrumptious meal generously provided by Mama Roseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, and the opportunity to bid on live and silent auction items. Thank you to the generous donors of amazing auction items: GuestGuide Publications, Mueller Pye & Associates, CPA, Ingrid & Lou Bush (The Barrel), Loveland Aleworks, Crow Hop Brewing,

Verboten Brewery, Origins Wine Bar, Igloo Ed Huesers, Kind Coffee, Jill and Frank Lancaster, Mark and Melissa Westover, African Eyes Travel, Desert Highlights, Wild West Voyages, Miguel's Baja Grill, Moab Rustic Inn, Snowy Peaks Winery, Winter Park & Fraser Chamber, Helen Masterson, Estes Park Vacationland, Goody's Mountain Creperie, Airbits LLC, Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, Hilton Fort Collins, Lyric Cinema, Riverspointe Spa, Estes Park Mountain Shop, Rocky

Mountain Conservancy, Estes Valley Recreation & Parks District, Rock Cut Brewing Company, Lumpy Ridge Brewing Company, Estes Park

Brewery, Elkins Distilling, Dancing Pines Distillery, YMCA of the Rockies, Vaughn Baker, The County Market, Dawn Wilson, Eric Adams, Laura Davis, The Grubsteak Restaurant, Bird & Jim, Ed's Cantina & Grill, The Dunraven Inn, Claire's on the Park, Mama Rose's Restaurant, Poppy's Pizza and Grill, Smokin' Dave's BBQ, and Antonio's Real New York Pizza. Next time you dine at Mama Roseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, be sure to try the Miss Behavinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. This cocktail was the winner of a friendly

work of our nonprofits can continue to meet the needs of our community. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to jumpstart this campaign toward the 3-year goal of $300,000. The board of directors and staff sincerely thank the Estes Park community for supporting all nonprofits by supporting EPNRC. A special thank you to the following organizations, businesses, and individuals who helped make this event the catâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pajamas: Mama Roseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant and Staff, OtterCares, Estes Park News, Cynthia Krumme, Ace Hardware,

Create & Capture Photo Booth, Eric Rose (event photographer), Max Wagner, Ramboâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, The Abel Team, and Estes Park Pie Shop & Diner. The community had the chance to thank outgoing leader, Jill Lancaster, for creating a strong and energetic foundation from which to continue providing education, resources, and opportunities so nonprofits can reach their goals. New Executive Director, Laurie Dale Marshall, will guide EPNRC in continuing to strengthen and extend the reach of all nonprofits. The Night In the Roaring 20s was truly the Beeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Knees and would not have been possible without the hard work of the event planning committee, volunteers, board members, and staff member, Alison Rivers, and the generosity of all of you. Thank you, Estes Park, for coming together in support of EPNRC at a Night In the Roaring 20s!          

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A Heartfelt Thank You From Olga Rojas It has been said, “We make a living by what we get but we make a life by what we give.” There are many people

in Estes Park that are making a life for themselves through giving. Our Fundraiser Dinner for Lucy Flores had amazing support. We had the best guests, volunteers, supporters, and donors. We are grateful for the Estes Park News’ willingness to share information regarding non-profit activities in our community. Their community-mindedness is an example for all of us. Thank you, Estes Park News, for supporting Lucy by generously sharing her story. Our goal was $10,000 and we are currently at $8,800. This is incredible! Most people who are donating have never even met Lucy before. The generosity toward strangers is what makes Americans the greatest givers in all the world. We are confident we can reach our $10,000 goal in time. If anyone would still like to give, please visit our gofundme page or drop-off donations at Mountain Home Café. This was Mountain Home Café’s first fundraiser, but certainly not our last. We look forward to helping more people in our community. We had the best experience with our family and staff at this fundraiser. Everyone who volunteered did so with an open heart and a desire to make a difference in someone’s life. We are proud parents of two college kids

and four of our staff members are in college. Our other staff members are working hard to support their families. As business owners, we want to set a good example of working hard and caring for all people. We do not consider our staff merely employees, but we are all teammates striving for the same goals. I want to personally acknowledge Steve Barlow for the great impact he had on my life when I was 18 years old. I only worked for him for one summer, but he was an inspiration to me and set an example of what it looks like to be a good leader. Steve always treated me with respect, tried to talk to me even though my English was broken, and prioritized me as a person. I knew what a big heart he had and I am grateful for all that he and his family taught me. Business owners and leaders in this community have endless opportunities to influence all of the workers who make visiting and living in Estes Park possible. If we all commit to investing in our team and caring for all people, then Estes Park can become a beacon of light to the world. I would also like to thank Don Priem and Jamie Palmesano of Brownfield’s for their donations and moral support. They are big influences on our family, staff, and community. I can’t wait to see what we can do together in the future. Thank you, the Taffy Shop and Igel Family, for your generous donations and support of Lucy. We appreciate all the good you do in Estes Park. A big thank you to the volunteers who made Sunday’s event possible: Enrique, Paul, Williams, Arminel, Mayra, Janet, Victor, Cleone, Gerardo, Linda, Daniel, Alejandra, and Nelly. A special thank you to our children, Daniel and Janet, for all the behind-the-scenes work they did to setup and promote the fundraiser. Most of all, thank you to the great people of Estes Park who are a constant reminder of our wonderful community. Olga Ortega de Rojas

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Colorado Christian University Brings Jazz & Symphonic Bands To EP

Music lovers have an opportunity to enjoy an evening of fine symphonic and jazz music on Friday, February 23rd at 7:00 p.m. Rocky Mountain Church is sponsoring a free concert, featuring the CCU Symphonic Band and “Mainstream” (big band jazz). The February 23rd concert will feature a

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wide variety of music from classical to light popular to sophisticated jazz, with symphonic band standards performed by the Symphonic Band and toe-tappin’ jazz favorites by Mainstream. This event is a part of a six-day tour that takes these ensembles throughout Colorado. According to Professor Mark Dorn, director of the bands, this tour showcases the entire instrumental music department as well as some of CCU’s finest jazz students. “This concert represents the culmination of nearly two semesters of rehearsing, performing, and touring for our band and jazz students. Our ensembles are at their best, and we try to provide a widely varied, highly enjoyable performance for our audiences. There should be something for everyone. This is also a great opportunity for parents and prospective students to get better ac-

fers undergraduate, adult, weekend, recertification and graduate programs. As the only university in the Rocky Mountain region enjoying full membership in the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities, CCU offers students a quality education that is distinctively Christ-centered and biblically-based. With a heritage beginning in 1914, the University now offers more than 30 programs of study through its six schools – Business and Leadership, Education, Music, Theology, Humanities and Sciences and Adult and Graduate Studies. Over 3,000 students attend classes annually at CCU locations throughout Colorado, including Lakewood, Grand Junction, Fort Collins and Colorado Springs. Contact 970-586-0873 for more information.

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970-586-2345 300 E. Elkhorn Avenue, Estes Park

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1361 WILLOW LN Comfortable, well constructed home in an established older subdivision with many mature pines. Nice wood cathedral ceiling in main area of home with a large deck. Lots of southern exposure for sunny days in the winter. Garage was a tandem garage and easy to convert back.


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The Estes Valley Library and the Estes Park School District R-3 are co-hosting a workshop especially for high school students planning the next steps in their education, as well as for adults who are contemplating the pursuit of a college degree. “Paying for College or Trade School: FAFSA and More” will take place at the Estes Park High School on Thursday, February 22 from 6-8 p.m. Whether you’re nearing high school graduation, finishing a GED, or an adult thinking about entering a new career field, this program is especially designed to answer questions and spotlight resources to help with planning and budgeting for education. Among the topics will be the FAFSA (Free Application for

Time To Fill Out Scholarship Applications Dear Estes Park High School Families, Planning for college can be overwhelming, with forms, reports, resumes, letters of recommendation – and that’s just the application process. Then, there’s planning for tuition, fees, room and board and supplies. That’s where the Rotary Club of Estes Park enters the picture. During this busy time, our Rotary club would like to remind Estes Park families that we are anxiously awaiting this year’s applications for our scholarship awards. Your high school senior should have received his/her packet from the school.

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Student Aid). The session offers future college or trade school students the chance to learn more about programs for which they might be eligible. The February 22 workshop will be led by Estes Park High School Counselor Hannah Heckerson, who holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Career Development, and by representatives from the Education Opportunities Center (EOC) and TRIO program for first generation college students, which is a resource of the U. S. Department of Education. Participants should register in advance to assure seating. Registration, as well as additional information, may be found at

We encourage all EPHS seniors to set aside a few hours to complete an application, proofread their letters and put their best effort into the process. We know how busy second semester of senior year can be, so we hope students and families make it a priority to thoughtfully answer questions and submit the paperwork. After our committee reviews all applications, we will invite a dozen or more candidates to meet with our interview group. These 10-minute interviews scheduled during the school day help us make final decisions and are a critical component of our process. It is a highlight of our Rotary club year to award academic, arts, business, Eagle

Scout, education, hotel/restaurant management, and vocational scholarships to deserving students. We also are soliciting applications for a Rotary District scholarship for study in the six Rotary International focus areas: peace and conflict prevention/resolution; disease prevention and treatment; water and sanitation; maternal and child health; basic education and literacy; and economic and community development. We are always impressed with the talent of our seniors, and we look forward to another successful year supporting them with scholarships. We also welcome donations from the community to ensure our continued giving. If you have always wanted to support student scholarships but haven’t found a way to do so, we would love to discuss our rigorous scholarship evaluation process with you. You may send a donation of any size to the Rotary Club of Estes Park Foundation, P.O. Box 1854, Estes Park, CO, 80517. Please indicate in the memo portion of your check that your donation is for scholarships. Sincerely, Tara Moenning Rotary Club of Estes Park Scholarship Committee Chair

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2222 Highway 66, Unit 6 Riverfront, townhome style condominium. Private, quiet location, tucked in the trees, minutes to National Park. Living room with mossrock wood burning fireplace, covered porch looking out onto the river. Kitchen is open to dining & living areas. Sold turn key. May be possible to enlarge covered porch and additional bedroom. $475,000

Travis Machalek was hired in 2015 by the Town of Estes Park as the Assistant Town Administrator. Immediately thereafter, he began to volunteer for the Ladycat Basketball feeder program. He has been instrumental over the past four years in working with young athletes ages 3rd-7th grade to improve skills, build confidence and find success. Travis has spent a great deal of time coaching

NVAA travel league teams and recreation ball for EVRPD, as well as feeder program travel leagues, open gyms and tournaments; a year-round commitment. Travis is not getting paid, nor does he have his own athlete who plays; he does it out of service to the youth of this community. His coaching style is kind and calm, while challenging athletes to work hard and compete. Basketball families are immensely grateful to Travis and to other program superstar coaches Katherine Ellerman, Tonya & Byron Francis, John Fridrich and Eric Marske who have been working relentlessly to provide Estes Park athletes with quality, competitive instruction. Thank you all!

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2018 Annual Mentor/Student Show Featured At The Art Center The Art Center of Estes Park is proud to present the 2018 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mentor/Student Showâ&#x20AC;? opening Friday, February 16, with a gala reception celebrating the artists Saturday, February 17 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Education has always been an important aspect of the Art

Art Center is featuring the art of eleven participants. The 2018 Mentor/Student Show mentors and mentees are: Hanna Bergsten, mentored by Mary Benke of Loveland; Faith Evans, Joan Mayberry and Lindsey Packer mentored by Susan B. Anderson of Estes Park; Rebecca Gilberto mentored by Anne Sneary of Estes Park; Leah Bos, Joshua Greiss, Brooke Moore, and Ruth Schwarz mentored by Eileen Van Baren of Loveland; Lucy Leija of Estes Park mentored by Alice League; and April Ojeda currently from Estes Park mentored by Vickie

be studying at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa next year. Lucy Leija is 12 years old. This is her second mentorship. A few years ago she was mentored by Susan Anderson in pottery. Lucy loves to do all types of art! She paints, sculpts, sews, creates jewelry, and does crafts. She has had a great time with her mentor, Alice, this year. She liked learning to work with her hands creatively. Lucy also loves to act, sing, read, travel and shop. When she grows up she would like to work in a job doing something creative. She is very thankful for this wonderful opportunity! Faith Evans has always loved making things with her hands, beginning with cereal box -tooth pick structures at four. She enthusiastically applauds her brother and daughter, both professional artists, and now, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s her turn. Faithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interests are


Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mission. Art, the perspective and vision it gives us, and the emotion it raises within us, are all very special gifts for the viewer as well as the creator. The Mentor program at the Art Center started out several years ago with a number of Art Center artist members taking a youth under their wing and mentoring those individuals in their particular medium. Some artists mentored their children and/or grandchildren. Some worked with neighbor children and friends of the family. Some developed a relationship with a student in the community that was interested in learning about the mentorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s particular medium. This mentor relationship takes considerable energy, materials and a serious time commitment on the part of the mentor and the mentee. Wonderful art and

special relationships are forged out of this program. Early every year, the Art Center of Estes Park exhibits a special show to feature the work created by the mentored artists. Through the years, the mentor program has grown and evolved to include mentees of all ages, from various walks of life and circumstances. This year the

would put up with the help of her mom. April enjoys a lot of different kinds of art. She is very open to learning new things. April also likes to talk and give support to her friends when they need it. After she graduates from high school, April looks forward to going to college and becoming a psychiatrist. Piper Lasota is 2017 Art Center of Estes Park Scholarship Award winner and is currently studying studio arts at Montana State University with one of her goals in college being to learn to incorporate animation into her work. Piperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s passion is working with clay. She approaches every new piece with a sense of whimsy and excitement, and her final creations leave the viewer smiling and feeling energized! Please come and join us for the artistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; reception Saturday, February 17, 2:004:00 p.m. This show and reception are sponsored by Diana and Gary Wade and is free and open to the public. Also enjoy viewing the art by all of the Art Center artist members. The Art Center

Mastron. The subject matter, styles and media of the art is as diverse as the participants and their mentors. Also on display at the gallery is a collection of art by the remaining Art Center artist members. This year five outstanding young ladies from Estes Park are participating. Hanna Bergsten is 17 years old and a senior in high school. She has always loved art and started painting with her mentor, Mary Benke, four years ago. With Mary she has explored watercolor and soft pastel. Along with her mentorship, Hanna takes art classes on acrylic painting, drawing, 3D art, and mixed media. No matter what the medium is, Hanna believes in executing her artworks with â&#x20AC;&#x153;meraki,â&#x20AC;? a Greek word meaning love, soul, creativity and â&#x20AC;&#x153;to put something of yourself 'â&#x20AC;? into what you are doing. Alongside her art, Hanna loves

spending time with her family, camping, reading and yoga. As of right now, her dream is to pursue her love of the arts by becoming an art teacher. She will

broad - clay, mixed media, and more. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make her chooseâ&#x20AC;Śjust let her explore. April Ojeda is 17 years old. She grew up in the San Fernando Valley in Southern California. April is currently a student at Eagle Rock School. April has lived with her mom, her sister, and her niece as well as her grandma and grandpa. Aprilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family is originally from MichoacĂĄn, Mexico. April lost her dad when she was young, and believes she was very strongly influenced by his creativity. Aprilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dad loved to do different styles of art. She remembers that all her birthday parties were so fun and festive because of all the wonderful homemade decorations her father


of Estes Park is a nonprofit organization which provides a facility to support the work of local and regional artists, striving to promote exhibition, education, and excellence in the visual arts. Proceeds benefit both the artist and contribute to the Art Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s education program and community outreach. The Art Center, 970-586-5882, is located at 517 Big Thompson Avenue, in Lower Stanley Village below Safeway and above Subway and the Stanley Museum, and is wheelchair accessible.

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Recycling Update By: Judi Smith

In the United States, where food is plentiful, it is also inexpensive, compared to many other parts of the world. It seems there is an unwritten law that the less something costs, the less it is valued. And the less it is valued, the more it is wasted. According to the most recent USDA study, 30-40% of the food supply of the United States is not used to feed anyone. With our abundant food supply, this waste is greater than that of any other country, except China. The most graphic description I discovered (in the New York Times): Jonathon Bloom, in his book “American Wasteland” estimates that “the United States could fill a college stadium with the amount of food it wastes in a day”” In an effort to combat this, the USDA and the EPA joined forces in 2013 to initiate the U. S. Food Waste Challenge which, in the first year gained 4,000 organizational participants. The goal is to reduce food waste 50% by 2030. The EPA offers participating governments, schools, businesses, nonprofits and other organizations a guideline in the “Food Loss and Waste Protocol.” Still, this is not as easy as it sounds. Like most waste measurements, parameters vary. For example, some entities include waste before harvest. Some include peelings, egg shells, skins, bones and coffee grounds. Some do not include losses to mold, pests or inadequate climate control. Some measure waste by weight, some by volume, others by wasted nutrition, and still others by the estimated methane produced. Food waste begins with soil preparation and extends from “farm to fork” and beyond. One proposed approach is to grow less food. It is true, if we grow only 60% of the food currently produced, we can

save the energy, water and land used to produce the waste. But which food don’t we grow? Who doesn’t grow it? And how do we make sure that none of the remaining food gets wasted? Another, perhaps more realistic, approach is to redistribute the food produced and be sure any overage is used to feed those who do not have access to sufficient nutrition. This works well for agriculture, production, transportation, wholesale distributors, retail groceries and restaurants. Unsellable plant parts, including some food are at least, plowed under to replenish the soil. Not a complete waste. Mis-shapen, but still healthy, produce can be redirected. There are efforts underway to improve packaging and transportation to minimize loss. Manufacturing kitchens are charged with restructuring “best buy” dates for more realistic outcomes. Supermarkets and food banks are cooperating. Many restaurants are finding creative ways to save prepared but unserved leftovers from the landfill. Our own Crossroads Ministry, in cooperation with the YMCA of the Rockies, has a program for this purpose. But at least half of the wasted food comes from consumer kitchens, from our refrigerators and our tables. Much of this wasted food ends up in the landfills. Once there it creates methane. Ridding our landfills of rotting food will reduce climate change by eliminating greenhouse gases. How do we go about that? The League is hosting “Putting a Face on Childcare” Weds. February 28. The League website is The next meeting of the LWV&CRC is March 1, 10 a.m. in the Wasson Room at the EV Library. Our recycling website is and I can be reached at

Free Tax Preparation Assistance Free tax preparation assistance is being offered by AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers from February 2nd through April 14th at the Estes Valley Public Library. This program is primarily for taxpayers with

low- to middle-income with special attention given to persons age 60 and older. Appointments can be made by calling 586-8116.

Parkinson’s Support Group Meeting The next meeting of the Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will be held Tuesday, February 20 at the Wasson Room at the Estes Valley Library, take the elevator to the second floor. Monthly meetings are always held on the third Tuesday of the month from 2-3:30 p.m. All affected by this progressive neurological disease are welcome to attend to bring their own experiences, strength and hope and come together for the good of the group. Questions, comments? Call Linda Hanak at 5869633.

Supports Nick Mollé’s Crowd-Funding Campaign To the Editor: The Estes Park community may be surprised to see announcement of a crowdfunding campaign for a new film being produced by Nick Mollé. Isn’t Nick just another business living off our tourist economy? Charitable support? Really? Nick is certainly a fixture of the community and, like for everyone in town, Rocky Mountain National Park is at the heart of his life and livelihood. But that is where the similarity ends. For nearly 30 years, Nick has made films about the park. You see them for sale at various shops and at the Fall River Visitor Center. You give them as gifts to family and friends. A business, right? Completely, entirely, overwhelmingly not so. These films are love notes to the world about the treasure we all share. And the dollars from sales do not even scratch the surface of the roughly $400,000 needed to create any one of these films. PBS documentaries – Nick’s genre – are charitable works. PBS pays nothing for any of them. In fact, the filmmakers pay PBS fees for access to distribution. And so the nation – roughly ½ million who have seen each of Nick’s films – shares the beauty and love. That means about 3.5 million views for seven PBS films to date. Nick, in essence, provides tremendous marketing for the community out

of his own pocket and the few donors that have historically helped fund his films. When I learned that, I signed on. This is one of the best causes I have ever supported in 40 years of service to nonprofit organizations. We got Nick affiliated with the best fiscal sponsor organization in the nation, International Documentary Association, and the leading crowdfunding site for film, Seed & Spark. These affiliations legitimate charitable deductibility for anyone who wants to partner in the making of a film. Nature of the Beasts, now in production and set for distribution on over 300 PBS stations in the fall of 2018, puts art and science together to educate the world about sustainability for Rocky Mountain National Park. 4.5 million visitors/year need to know these things, as do we all, if we want to nurture this treasure for a thriving future. As a community, we can ignite the funding effort for this work. I invite you to join me in supporting this film with a contribution at nature-of-the-beasts. Thank you for joining me on the team. With appreciation, Jerry Kennell, Guatemala City, Guatemala

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“Fake News 101” Capacity Crowd Attends Library Program

On Monday, February 5, the Estes Valley Library hosted the first in this season’s series of News Literacy programs. Estes Valley Library was one of just five libraries in the U. S. chosen for a Media Literacy @ Your Library grant from the American Library Association. The February 5 event was moved from the library to the Board Room in Town Hall to accommodate all 104 people in attendance. The guest speaker was Dr. Elizabeth Skewes, Chair of the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Department of Journalism. Feedback from the program was very positive, with many participants remarking on the impor-

tance of checking multiple sources when evaluating the news, the historical perspective which documents that “fake news” is not a new phenomenon, and interest in an app called “Reading Across the Aisle” that helps recommend diverse news sources from across the political spectrum. Anyone who missed the program is encouraged to view the video and slides from the event at the News Literacy link at This link also has information about the “Reading Across the Aisle” app and registration information on the upcoming programs.

Meet Graham Russell: Library Friends & Foundation President

This month, residents of the Estes Valley Library District received the newest edition of “Gatherings” a 24-page program-and-services guide filled with all of the library’s upcoming activities. Additional copies are now available at the Library. This publication, a convenient one-stop source for library happenings, is just one of the benefits made possible by financial support from the nonprofit Estes Valley Library Friends & Foundation. Among the team of volunteers currently serving on the Friends & Foundation board is Graham Russell. Those who hear Graham’s voice quickly recognize his country of origin: he was born and raised in the United Kingdom, but has called the U. S. home since 1977. With a background in both the corporate and nonprofit world, Graham and his wife have called Colorado home for the past two decades. They are avid hikers and enthusiastic world travelers. In deciding to volunteer his time to the Library Friends & Foundation, Graham shared what drew him to serve. “I was impressed by the Estes Valley Library’s

innovative approach to the rapidlychanging nature of libraries, whereby the traditional book-lending model is being expanded to include not only ebooks and other types of digital content, but also in the way that libraries are becoming centers of community education and support services. Our library has done a fantastic job in adapting to this new world. ” More than 200 volunteers serve the library each year. Graham is among those who are making a extra special contribution in 2018. In any given week, he typically gives 15 hours of time to the work of the Friends & Foundation. Several years ago, after finishing his teaching work at the University of Colorado at Denver, Graham looked for an organization that would be able to utilize his skills. The Library Friends & Foundation was the perfect fit. “I enjoy helping to plan and implement our board’s fundraising initiatives,” Graham explains, “and I get tremendous satisfaction from seeing the tangible results of our efforts in such things at the recently-remodeled second floor, the steady expansion of the library’s digital content, and the One Book One Valley program, all funded by the Friends & Foundation. I dare say that simply enjoying retirement is perfectly legitimate, but I’ve always enjoyed having a sense of purpose and direction in my life. This volunteering satisfies that need and keeps my brain engaged and creative. ” Graham is inspired by the support that the library receives from the community. To learn more about the work of the volunteer board and ways to support the library, contact Library Friends & Foundation Director Sarah Walsh at (970) 586-8116, ext. 835, or email

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What’s Happening At The Estes Valley Library Library Makerspace Survey: Now Online Through March 15 The library staff seeks your ideas and insights about the programs and tools you’d like to see in the new Library Makerspace room. Feedback will help determine how best to equip the room and what programs to launch in the months and years ahead. Look for the survey at Holiday and Library Hours Library Closed Feb. 19 - Presidents’ Day The library will be closed all day on Monday, February 19 for the Presidents’ Day holiday. Regular library hours are Monday through Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Creating Young Readers: Children and Families Storybook Explorers: Book Club for Ages 3 to 5 Saturday, February 17, 11:15-11:45 a.m., Hondius Room Families with preschoolers will have the opportunity to take home a copy of the book “Round is a Mooncake” and join in a creative activity. Register at Kids’ Book Club: “Case of the Weird Blue Chicken” Saturday, February 17, 2-3:30 p.m., Hondius Room Elementary school age children may pick up a complimentary copy of the book “The Case of the Weird Blue Chicken,” the second installment in this popular series, along with a packet to read beforehand. Register at

Try-It Tuesday: Building with LEGOs Tuesday, February 20, 4-5 p.m., Hondius Room Kids ages 5 to 11 will design bridges with LEGOs. Participants will work together to build a bridge over a carpetriver and determine if their structure supports a LEGO character. This program supports STEM education. Register at After-School Program: Three Little Pig Science Thursday, March 1, 4 -5 p.m., Hondius Room Kids ages 5 to 11 are invited to build a miniature house that can withstand the “big bad wolf.” This program supports STEM education. Register at Teen Zone Paying for College or Trade School: FAFSA and More Thursday, February 22, 6-8 p.m., Estes Park High School Whether college-bound for the first time or returning to finish coursework, participants will learn about many resources available for those working toward a degree. This session is ideal for high school seniors, GED students, and adults returning to college. Register at English Language Learning English Conversation Café Every Monday, 7 -8 p.m., Bella Fortuna, 600 S. St. Vrain Ave. This weekly conversation night is especially for English language learners who would like the opportunity to practice with native English speakers. No registration required.

How To Have That Long Term Care Conversation All of us want to live a long and active life, and some many people these days are doing just that. Along with age, even in the most fit of us come health issues. Health insurance and Medicare provide solutions for acute issues, those maladies that take us to the doctor’s office, emergency room and hospital. How do we handle the chronic, long term health concerns? What are our options? How do we address the solutions financially? How do we have a conversation with our loved ones, family or friends about our wishes and our responses to issues of long term care concerns? Get answers to these and other ques-

tions you have in two identical, an hour- long presentations on The Long Term Care Conversation, Wednesday, February 21st, at 3:50 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m., Primerica, 433 West Elkhorn Avenue, MaryAnn Martin presenting. The presentation is open to the public. Seating is limited. Please RSVP for the 3:50 p.m. session at and for the 6:30 pm session at . Get the facts. Become clear about options. Have a discussion with family. Make a plan for your future.

Citizenship Exam Preparation Thursday, March 1, 7-8:30 p.m., Makerspace The first in a series of workshops for those wishing to complete the necessary forms and begin preparations for the U. S. citizenship examination. Register by contacting Aracely Thomas at 970-5868116, ext. 836, or by email at Building Successful Enterprises: Business and Nonprofits Nonprofits: Introduction to Fundraising Planning Monday, February 26, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Hondius Room This workshop will help nonprofits to identify their fundraising priorities and chart a pathway to success. Register at Making Informed Decisions: Health Literacy Book Discussion: “Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers” Tuesday, February 27, 7-8:30 p.m., Hondius Room This month’s “Reading is Doctor Recommended” book is “Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers,” which explores how prolonged stress causes or intensifies a range of physical and mental afflictions, including depression, ulcers, colitis, and heart disease. Chazz Glaze from the Salud Family Health Center will facilitate the session. Register at

“Being Mortal” Book Club Thursday, March 15, 6:30-8 p.m., Hondius Room Atul Gawande’s acclaimed book “Being Mortal” is discussed in a three-part series. Gawande, a practicing surgeon, delves into the challenges faced as the medical world confronts the inescapable realities of aging and death. Register at Library Programs and Services “Gatherings” Winter/Fall 2018 Issue The newest issue of “Gatherings” is now available. This library programsand-services guide features a spotlight on the soon-to-open mini-branch, upcoming news literacy and Makerspace programs, as well as other events happening through May 31. Copies have been mailed throughout the Library District, and are also available inside the library. Distribution of “Gatherings” was made possible by a grant from the Estes Valley Fund of the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado. Making Informed Decisions: Tax Season The library has received Colorado state tax forms, now available for distribution. Paper federal tax forms have not yet been received. Many forms, both state and federal, are available online. Appointments for the AARP Tax Assistance Program are being taken by visiting the library or calling (970) 5868116, ext. 3.

Free Grief Recovery Workshop At The YMCA Of The Rockies March 3-4 Loving Spirit, the Estes Park nonprofit founded in 2015, will be holding a free grief and loss recovery workshop on March 3-4 at the YMCA of the Rockies. It is open to adults who are grieving major losses in their lives, whether from the death of a loved one, a divorce, retirement, major medical diagnosis, or other type of loss that prompts a grief response. Dayle E. Spencer, President of Loving Spirit, said, “We are delighted to be returning to the YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park Center, for this event next month. They were very generous in their support for our workshop for the first responders to the Aurora theatre shooting in 2016 and it is wonderful to be returning to their spectacular setting for this spring workshop. Our participants will benefit greatly from the beauty of nature that will surround and embrace them at the Y.” Graced by the awe-inspiring mountains, elk, deer and other wildlife and adjacent to the Rocky Mountain National Park, YMCA of the Rockies’ Estes Park Center offers a whole-

some, spiritual environment where families, friends and groups will be inspired by nature and grow closer together. Loving Spirit conducts free grief recovery workshops nationally, and in addition to the March event at the YMCA of the Rockies will also be holding workshops this year in Naples, Florida, Tucson, Arizona, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Sun Valley Idaho. Workshops are completely free and open to the public by pre-registration only. Each workshop is limited to only thirty participants and only one per family. Registration is currently open for the March 3-4 event. The sessions will take place in the Wind River Lodge Conference Room A. A special block of guest rooms has also been set aside for the event. To reserve your room accommodations, please call 1-888-613-9622 and ask for the Loving Spirit room block. The special rate of $99.00/night includes breakfast coupons as well. To register for the workshop go to

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All Your Wedding Needs In One Destination-Estes Park Bridal Show The Estes Park Wedding Association Welcomes Couples to Estes Park on Sunday, February 25, 2018 for the Annual Bridal Show. This group of qualified wedding venues and wedding vendors are committed to providing the very best in destination mountain weddings and will be showcasing their premiere services at the Estes Park Events Complex, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. The show will feature wedding industry professionals from all sectors, including venues, caterers, florists, cake bakers, wedding planners, officiants, DJs, photographers, and more. Couples will be able to meet qualified wedding professionals and plan their dream mountain wedding. Guests of the bridal show will also be eligible to enter a grand prize drawing. Joe D’Alessandro, current President of the Estes Park Wedding Association

stated, “It’s an honor to be a part of the Estes Park Wedding Association and Colorado’s Premier Wedding Destination. Engagement season is now here! Meet your Wedding Dream Team and let us be a part of the excitement while planning your wedding day. ” The Estes Park Wedding Association Bridal Show will be held from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 25 at the Estes Park Event Center (1125 Rooftop Way). General admission is $10 for the first attendee and $5 for each additional guest in their party. Tickets are available at the door or online at bridal-show. Learn more about the Estes Park Wedding Association, including a list of current members, at

Arlene Petersen Long time Estes Park resident Arlene Petersen died at the Estes Park Medical Center Tuesday February 13, 2018. She was 93 years old. Ruth Arlene Paulson was born August 30, 1924 in Hollywood, CA. Her parents were Leon and Maude (Hershey) Paulson. After graduating high school, she attended business school. During and after World War II, Arlene worked for the United States Government as a Quarter Master Officer in Grave Registrations. On August 22, 1947 she married Louis “Pete” Petersen in Pamona, CA. In 1962 they moved to Fort Collins, CO where they lived until moving to Estes Park in 1988. In Estes Park, Arlene attended Mountain View Bible Fellowship. She

is survived by her daughter Marsha Nichols of Casper, WY, son Michael Petersen and his wife Christine of Millbrook, AL (currently living in Halle, Belgium) and a sister, Doris Brunton of Modesto, CA. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and one brother. A viewing will take place at Allnutt Funeral Service Monday, February 19, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. followed by a service at 2:00 p.m. at Allnutt Funeral Service, 1302 Graves Avenue in Estes Park. Burial will take place at Estes Valley Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Mountain View Bible Fellowship or Good Samaritan Village in care of Allnutt 1302 Graves Ave. Estes Park, CO 80517. See to send a message to Arlene’s family.

Wildlife Responder Available To Help Knowledge, experience, skills to assist and educate individuals with and about wildlife encounters/situations. Specialty is elk, deer, bears, mountain lions. Part of Rocky Mtn. Cat Conservancy Research. If you see a kill site, call asap, or if you want more information or help with a wildlife situation, call Jayne the “Bear Lady” at 970-685-8756.

Meeting Notices Early Worms AA Meetings Early Worms AA meets at 7 a.m. every morning except Sunday in the basement of Saint Bartholomews Church at 880 MacGregor Ave. For more info, please call 970-586-1090 or 970-443-3538.

the automotive shop. We welcome friends and visitors to attend these open meetings.

Park Al-Anon

Women’s AA Group

Park Al-anon meets Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. at St Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 880 MacGregor Ave., Estes Park.

Tuesdays at 6 p.m. St. Bart’s Church. 880 MacGregor Avenue. 11 step prayer and meditation meeting, every last Tuesday of the month.

Al-Anon Newcomers meets at Harmony from 6:45-7:45 p.m. Saturdays, 1600 Fish Hatchery Rd., Estes Park.

Estes Park Al-Anon Al-Anon Group in Estes Park meets from 7-8 p.m. every Friday at U.S. Bank. 363 E. Elkhorn Ave. Call 970-586-2013 for more info.

Fall River Group of AA The Fall River Group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets daily at noon. Other meetings: Sunday- 7:00 p.m.-open Monday-5:30 p.m.-Women’s Study & 7:00 p.m.-open Tuesday-5:30 p.m.-open Wednesday-Saturday-7 p.m.-open Meeting location is 701 Elm Rd. next to

Al-Anon Newcomers

AA Meeting Allenspark Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. Allenspark Fire Dept. - Community Room Downstairs For info. call 303-747-2415.

New Horizons Group of Narcotics Anonymous Thursdays at 7 p.m. - Open meeting. 701 Elm Rd.

Free at Last Group of Narcotics Anonymous Fridays 7:30 p.m. - Open meeting. Harmony Foundation - 1600 Fish Hatchery Rd.

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Galex LLC dba Chelito’s Mexican Restaurant, 145 E. Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517 is hiring 8 dishwashers for TEMP/FT job duties: cleaning kitchen and kitchen equip, utensils and dishware, keeping the environment in good working order. Assisting cooks w/various tasks as needed. Duties may include organization and replenishment of food storage and inventory of food items. Job in Estes Park, CO. 04/01/18-11/30/18. 40 hrs/wk. Split shifts. 8AM-4PM or 4PM11PM. Wrk wk Mon-Sun. No ed, train or exp req’d. OJT. Meals provided. Transport (meals, lodging) to emplymnt provided/reimbursed, if wrkr completes half emplymnt; check sep from payroll. Return transport provided if wrkr completes emplymnt or dismissed early. If wrkr completes 50% wrk contract per, emplyr to reimburse transport/subsistence from recruitment to wrk by check sep from payroll. Upon completion of wrk contract per or when early dismissal, emplyr to provide or pay reason cost of return transport/subsistence home or to where wrkr departed, except when subs emplymnt. Amnt of transport paymnt/reimbursement equal to most econom/reason cost. Daily subsistence at $12.07/day to max $51.00/day with receipts. Emplyr guarantees work equal to three-fourth of work in ea 12-week per. H-2B wrkrs reimbursed in first wrk wk all visa and related fees. Wrkrs get-no charge-tools, supplies, equip req’d. Salary: $10.11/hr+DOE. No overtime possible. Single wrkwk computes wages due. Wrkrs paid every 2 wks by check. All deductions req’ by law will be made. Possib bonus. Apply at Estes Park Workforce Center at 1601 Brodie Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517 or mail to Chelito’s Mexican Restaurant, attn Macario Rojas, PO Box 3345, Estes Park, CO 80517 or email Macario Rojas at SWA Job Order Number 7233734.

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Estes Valley Crisis Advocates is Recruiting! Program Administrator-Hourly Wage $12-$16 (DOE) / PTE Bilingual Advocate- Hourly Wage $12-$16 (DOE) / PTE

On-Call Crisis Advocate-This is a contracted position. EVCA is looking for a Crisis Advocate to provide crisis advocacy Friday to Sunday as needed. A flat rate of $100 will be provided.

Volunteer Advocates-EVCA is looking for Volunteer Crisis Advocates to provide crisis advocacy 3-5 days per month. Training and materials provided. Please email your CV and cover letter to director@ or telephone 970-577-9781 for more information.

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• Universal Worker (Maintenance, Housekeeping, Dining services) 1 on-call position New Starting Wage of $13.50 • Senior Living Waitstaff fulltime, $13.50

• Senior Living Housekeeping Assistant full time, $13.50

• Senior Living Driver 1 position, On Call/PRN, $13.50

• Senior Living Medication Aide 2 full time positions (differential paid) NEW STARTING WAGE OF $13.50 Please apply on line at

Year Round. Full-Time positions qualify for benefits.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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JOIN OUR TEAM! The Town of Estes Park is accepting applications for:

Administrative Assistant (Court Clerk/HR Assistant) Administrative Services Dept. Hiring Range $18.65 - $21.80 per hour Non-Exempt Position Close Date: February 26, 2018

Civil Engineer II or III

Public Works Dept./Engineering Hiring Range $2,511.82 - $3,076.96 bi-weekly Exempt Position Close Date: Open Until Filled

Emergency Services Dispatcher I Police Dept./Communication Center Hiring Range $20.39 - $23.95 per hour Non-Exempt Position Close Date: Open Until Filled

JOIN OUR TEAM We’re expanding our local State Farm team! Seeking a Sales/Service professional. Friendly team environment, licensing will be required, training provided. Email Resume to SUSAN.FEREDAY.GGVW@ STATEFARM.COM

This position is with a State Farm independent contractor agent, not with State Farm Insurance Companies. Employees of State Farm agents must be able to successfully complete any applicable licensing requirements and training programs.

Board of Appeals Committee Voluntary Member (2 positions open) Close Date: Open Until Filled

Transportation Advisory Board Voluntary Member (3 positions open) Close Date: February 20, 2018 (Committee application required)

Applications are available at: Town Hall 170 MacGregor Ave. Room 130 (Mon-Fri 8 am – 5 pm) or jobs Return Application to: Town of Estes Park, Attn: HR; by mail to PO Box 1200, Estes Park, CO 80517; or via Email to or via Fax to (970) 577-4770.

The status of applications will be communicated via e-mail. By choice, the

Town of Estes Park is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

$300 Retention Bonus paid out twice each year! WorldMark Resorts invites you to apply for:

Common Area Attendant Guest Services Associates

Full & Part Time positions. We offer a fun and energetic team environment with great benefits!

To apply for any of these great opportunities, please go to our company website at Search ‘Estes Park’. 970-577-7517


Planner II

Community Development Dept./Planning Hiring Range $2,082 - $3,020 bi-weekly Exempt Position Close Date: Open Until Filled (Town employment application required)

Director of Finance

Incredible career opportunity to join our team of caring professionals at Estes Park Medical Center! Works closely with the CFO, Director of Patient Financial Services, and Department Directors in leading all aspects of financial services. Minimum of 3 years healthcare finance or accounting management experience.

Please apply online at: Competitive Salary and Benefits

555 PROSPECT AVENUE ESTES PARK, CO 80517 970-577-4458

Become part of a quality oriented team at Estes Park Medical Center.

We are hiring for the following positions: Checker Courtesy Clerk Day-Stocker Overnight Stocker Bakery Clerk (Overnight) Deli Clerk Produce Clerk Seafood Clerk

Rates of pay from $10.00-$14.00 per hour (B.O.E.) Also:

Bakery Manager - $21.41 per hour (B.O.E.) Assistant Bakery Manager - $19.41 per hour (B.O.E.) Cake Decorator - $10.50-$16.99 (B.O.E.) Assistant Meat Manager-$20.73 per hour (B.O.E.) Meat Cutter $10.65-$20.40 Pharmacy Technician $10-$15.00 (B.O.E.) (B.O.E.: Based On Experience)

Please call Ann at 970-586-4447 to schedule an interview - walk-ins are also welcome.


This program provides English language tutoring for adult learners. We are looking for applicants who: ● enjoy getting to know people from other cultures ● want to make Estes Park a welcoming community ● want to help individuals improve their English language skills ● are willing to commit to teaching two sessions a week for at least a year (time commitment: 2-4 hours per week)

Environmental Services Housekeeper – FT

Med/Surg Respiratory Therapist – PRN Registered Nurse – FT - Nights

Prospect Park Living Center – Long Term Care LPN/Registered Nurse – FT LPN/Registered Nurse – FT - Nights Certified Nurse Aid – FT - Nights Activity Assistant – FT Quality Department Case Manager – PRN

Information Technology Clinical Informaticist/Clinical Systems Analyst – FT Home Health Hospice Personal Care Provider – FT Physical Rehabilitation Physical Therapist – PRN Occupational Therapist - FT Ambulance Paramedic - PRN

Administration Public Relations Coordinator - PT Labratory MT/MLT (ASCP) FT MT/MLT (ASCP) PRN

Patient Financial Services Hospital Billing AR Specialist - FT Finance Director of Finance -FT

Admitting ED Patient Registration Specialist – PRN EPMG Certified Medical Assistant

Applicants do not need to be bilingual.

For application form and library volunteer information, visit or call 970-586-8116 x 838.

For more information on library services to New Americans, visit The Estes Valley Public Library District is an equal opportunity employer.

Apply online: EPMC offers competitive wages and benefits. Equal Opportunity Employer

Now Hiring:

• Servers • Cooks Apply at 134 W. Elkhorn Ave Call 970 586-8838


HOME HEALTH Personal Care Provider Homemaker – Full Time YEAR AROUND POSITIONS!

Estes Park Medical Center, is looking for caring professionals to provide homecare and personal care to our patients in Home Health. Our focus is on quality, compassionate care for patients living in their homes.

Please apply online at: Competitive Salary and Benefits

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Seeking Front Desk Agent Part Time to Full Time

Duties to include: • Making reservations • Communicating face-to-face with guests • Checking guests into property with detailed explanations of area

Salary commensurate with experience. Apply at 1885 Sketchbox Ln., ask for Kay or email resume to

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•Providing that critical first impression to our guests and have a natural passion for delivering exceptional service. Being able to work some weekends. •Welcoming and serving guests in person and over the phone everyday. Having a positive attitude is a absolute. •Enjoy solving problems, be comfortable using a computer to check guests in and out, and handle cash and credit card transactions accurately and confidently. •Bilingual Spanish and English would be optimal. •For success in this position, you must have excellent English communication skills and be able to read, write and speak fluently. *You will regularly use a computer and different software. This position requires continuous movement, and occasionally, you will have to lift or move up to 20 pounds. •Housing is a possibility. •Have a dependable car and have a 20 minute or less drive to work.

Looking for two people. One willing to work 3 days a week, the other 4 days a week. This shift: 10:30 - 2:30pm. Launder sheets, towels, blankets; clean three restrooms; and tidy up laundry room. Will train. $11.00/hr. KOA Campground. Peri Ann Query. 815-751-1251. Diamond Resorts Management, Inc.

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Please drop off resume at Murphy's Resort 1650 Big Thompson Av. Call Pat Murphy at 303-947-4569 with any questions.

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The Estes Valley Board of REALTORS is seeking a qualified candidate for the Association Executive position. This is a flexible part-time job, 24-30 hours per week. This position provides support to the Board of Directors, Realtor members, and Affiliates. This position requires a person who is organized, motivated, a selfstarter, and good communicator. Knowledge of Microsoft Office, WordPress, and Social Media is necessary. To be considered for this position, please email with resume.

Estes Park & Mason St., Fort Collins Locations Now Hiring:

Mechanic or General Service Tech Experience preferred but will train.

Email Danny at:

We are looking for experienced painters with a good work ethic. Must have references and transportation. We have year round work! Call Tim 970-518-4001 Bestway-Painting

Apply in person at: 300 Riverside Drive, Estes Park, CO 80517 Equal Opportunity Employer

ROCKY MOUNTAIN RESORTS IS GROWING! FRONT DESK CLERK Experience in hospitality preferred MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR We are seeking a working maintenance supervisor skilled in plumbing, electrical, drywall, painting and/or pools and hot tubs. Experience required. Please fill out application or mail resume to: Fawn Valley Inn 2760 Fall River Rd, Estes Park CO 80517

Dental Assistant needed for a well-

established practice. Previous experience not required. Paid training provided to the right friendly, professional, careerminded candidate. Must be selfmotivated and a team player. Four day work week with excellent wage and benefits. Long-term commitment preferred. Please drop off or email resume to Estes Park Dental, 600 S. St. Vrain Ave., Suite 6, Estes Park, CO 80517 –

Become a CAREGiver

Help brighten the lives of older adults in YOUR community. Provide non-medical assistance to the greatest generation while enjoying the most rewarding job on the block • Starting at $13 per hour • Hiring bonus offered • No medical background required • Flexible Schedules • Training and local support provided

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The Executive Director is the key leader and mission keeper of The Estes Park Learning Place (EPLP). The mission is individualized education to unlock dreams of students of all ages, thereby inspiring a lifelong love of learning. EPLP’s mission also builds community through participation of educators and educated citizens. Dreams become possibilities at the Learning Place.

EPLP provides individual and group K-12 tutoring, SAT/ACT preparation, GED testing/tutoring, and family education/involvement. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the program coordinator and tutors, and implementing the strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, school and community outreach. The Executive Director reports directly to the Board of Directors. The Executive Director is ultimately responsible for securing diversified streams of external funding to support the organization and communicating successes to the community and donors.

Responsibilities of this permanent full-time position include managing, recruiting and retaining staff; ensuring up-to-date and accurate financial, nonprofit status and accounting records; communicating with the Board, donors, and community/school partners.

A comprehensive job description is available on EPLP’s website Preferred Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, or equivalent experience • 5 years administrative experience directly supervising paid staff • 3 years’ experience in marketing, fundraising and/or public relations • Effective communication, public speaking, writing, and public relations skills • Leadership skills that promote a positive work culture and encourage staff and volunteer development Email resume to the EPLP Board President:

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Condos 1yr lease 2bd 1 1/2ba $1425mo. See craigslist ad for pics and info 1st mo.,last mo.,and $1425 dep.req. NP,NS Kathy 970-692-6168

Apartments Studio Apartment $650/month, N/S, Pets Neg. Includes Utilities & Cable. Call Todd @ 970-586-8141


Holistic Healers of all modalities are invited to join an established Massage Studio in Downtown Estes Park. Trade your time for rent in this beautiful massage space. Join other healers in this quiet and peaceful, yet busy location. For more information call 970-219-3488.

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2 BR, 1 BA Condo. Turnkey, quiet area, walk to town. $250k. 985-351-0211.

Commercial ‘04 Grand Am V6/AT. Strictly Maintained, 24-27 mpg, reliable, runs great! $2,100. 970-690-1614


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Retail Space across from Bond Park in Downtown Modern and well-lit office Estes Park available in for lease. Up to 1,550 sq time for Summer, 2018. ft. Convenient location, Prime central location in plenty of parking and inbeautiful Shopping Mall spiring views of Longs and surrounded by successful, Cont. Divide. Includes conference room and kitchlong-term established tenenette. Perfect space for ants. $2,300/month +++, professionals, creatives, with 3-year lease. Call builders, designers. (970) 481-1932 for more 1692 Big Thompson Ave. information and to tour the Mall and retail space. Call 402-841-4619 or Main St Lyons -1500 sq ft camundson@ Comm. kitchen -walk in Available now. freezer, cooler & more. Move-in ready. MANY options- bakery? cafe? caterer? Call Wayne York 303-947-6760.

Commercial Spaces for sale and lease. Call Eric. Anderson Realty. 586-2950

Embroidery services great prices we also make quilts, and bags! 970-422-0886. Creative Sewing Services Cushions, chairtops, Industrial repairs & leather. Local - call Beth 970-492-5446

Estate Sales ESTATE/GARAGE SALE; Need to have one, but seems overwhelming. We do the work, you make the $. Local, Affordable, References. CALL NOW

Estes Park Medical Center Board of Directors 2018 Board Meeting Schedule: February 26, 2018 March 26, 2018 April 30, 2018 May 21, 2018 June 25, 2018 July 30, 2018 August 27, 2018 September 24, 2018 October 29, 2018 November 26, 2018 December 17, 2018

Room for Rent, beautiful home, close to town, spacious, fab views, W/D, nonsmoking, no couples, no pets, 1 car garage, unfurnished room. $850 mo + shared utilities + deposit. 970-690-3444 --

Location of all meetings: Estes Park Medical Center, Tlmbel’line Conference Room, from 4:00-6:00 p,m.


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The Warming House

Ideal Estes Park commercial property along the main road into Rocky Mountain National Park. Prime .68/acre site with 5000sf building, 2 parking lots, river frontage and Divide Views. Perfect for retail, restaurant, craft brewery, entertainment venue, etc... or redevelopment into your unique plan. C-O Zoning, lots of possibilities. Corridor enjoys 4 million+ visitors annually into Rocky Mtn National Park.

Mountain Shadows

Successful resort with 8 luxury rental cottage suites & an upscale main residence. The rental suites are designed as duplex cottages, each with fireplace, private indoor hot tub, king size bed, & private balcony. The cottage suites are separated from the main residence to provide maximum privacy. The main residence, built in 1996, is an elegant, 4 bedrooms, 4 bath home with vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, river rock fireplace, and 3 car heated garage.

$1,895,000 ~ 871 Riverside Dr

$950,000 ~ 790 Moraine Ave

Tucked in the Trees

Enjoy privacy and a quiet neighborhood in this 4 Bedroom/ 3 Bath home. Open floor plan on the main level with a cook's kitchen opening to a sunny dining area and living room. Wood floors and timber beams add charm. Large sun room opens to a deck with retractable awning. Views of the Estes Valley and rock- outcroppings from this half acre lot. Additional work/office area on the main level and bedroom/den. Abundant storage and an over-sized garage.

$519,000 ~ 2850 Aspen Drive

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Beautifully updated & modern 2 Bedroom/ 2 Bath condo at Eagle View. This 2 story unit has an open lower level & beautiful laminate floors throughout. Spacious kitchen features stainless appliances, breakfast bar & access to private patio set among the aspen trees. Separate dining room opens to bright living room w/lots of natural light & a wood burning fireplace. Two bedrooms upstairs plus an enclosed deck for additional living space. Great location near the 18-hole golf course & hike/bike trail.

$299,500 ~ 1050 South Saint Vrain, C-2

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Settled on the Big Thompson River, this end unit townhome is the epitome of mountain luxury. Soaring Greatroom w/floor to ceiling stone fireplace, expansive windows & spacious deck. Chef's Kitchen features granite, tile, high end SS appliances & island/breakfast bar. Main floor Master Suite w/luxurious Bath plus 2 guest Suites & loft Family Room. Snow-capped mountain views completes the package of this ideal riverfront home. $849,500 ~

Enjoy stunning views of Longs Peak overlooking the 18-hole golf course, Fish Creek & hike/bike trail. Fine details, featuring vaulted Greatroom w/ stone fireplace, granite Kitchen, & hardwood flooring. Main level luxurious Master Suite, plus 2 Guest Rooms and a Rec Room downstairs. Triple-pane Pella windows with internal blinds, central A/C and smart-home technology controlled from your phone. Furnishings included. $627,900 ~

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