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Friday, March 9, 2018

Great-horned Owls

The male Great-horned owl perches on a limb in front of the larger female, acting as guardian. She peeks out from behind to survey the scene. This is a mated pair. We can expect two or three eggs to be laid in about a week. They may use the same ledge nest as the last two years but, that remains to be seen. We rarely get to see the mated pair perched side-by-side. It's a rare occurrence. Photo taken 03/03/18, 11:34 a.m.

Photo by Richard H. Hahn,

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Historic Stanley Home Foundation Announces Community Advisory Group Leadership

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The Board of Directors of The HisDaniel Shays, of Shays Rebellion, hid has been cleared away to make way for toric Stanley Home Foundation is out in the 1700’s house I grew up in. new condominiums. An important pleased to announce that Bill and Sue New England towns cherish their hisphase in the establishment of Estes Pinkham will serve as Honorary tory, and use “living historyâ€? museums Park has been lost. The home of F. O. Chairpersons of our Community Adas major attractions for today’s visitors Stanley, one the few “Federalâ€? style visory Group. They join our Historical to step into the past. The Stanley Home homes in the area is gone. Consultants, Jim Pickering and Kurtis is an enduring record of our Estes Park Examples exist across the country of Kelly who together with hundreds of past, which will enable families to step historic properties that have been left other supporters will work to achieve into the lives of F. O. and Flora Stanley. in disrepair or turned into time shares the Foundation mission of saving the What if we were look into the future‌ or condominiums. Once a piece of hisStanley Home for the benefit of future the year is 2025‌. tory is destroyed, it is lost forever. We generations. Bill’s commust not let that hapments follow below. pen to the Stanley Sue and I are honored Home and property! to serve as Honorary While people are drawn Chairpersons of The to Estes Park because of Stanley Home Foundaour unique location and spectacular surroundtion’s Community Advisory Group, and to supings, preserving the hisport the capital campaign toric environment and to acquire the 1904 home architectural character of F. O. and Flora Stanley, of Estes Park is essential a unique treasure and to the identity and tangible reminder of our uniqueness of our community. past. Sue and I look forward While the Stanley Hotel to joining this imporprovides evidence of the vision and accomplishtant initiative to acquire ments of F. O. and Flora the Stanley Home and          Stanley, their home prosave our architectural vides insights into their          and cultural heritage for personal standards and future generations. lifestyle. Their home will be preserved A plaque with a picture of a handsome The Foundation wants to thank Bill as a cultural center for local history ed- old mansion stands on the north side of and Sue for joining in the effort to save ucation, and a reminder of the develWonderview Avenue. The plaque tells of this historic treasure for our commuopment of Estes Park and Rocky the life and contributions of F. O. Stannity. If you would like to get involved Mountain National Park that will ben- ley to the development of Estes Park. in this effort, please go to our website efit future generations. “The Home of F. O. Stanley, the inventor at and of the Stanley automobile, and develSue and I lived in Massachusetts click on the ‘Join Us’ tab or email us at oper of the Stanley Hotel.â€? A sign next towns steeped in American history‌ Also to the plaque says “Be the first to invest an area which included the Concord notice the ‘Donate Now’ tab to make a Battlefield and the homes of Emerson, in the new Stanley Condominiums.â€? donation. Longfellow, Alcott and Thoreau. As Unfortunately, the landmark structure There may never be a chance again to youth, we visited historic sites in in the picture has been demolished by save the Stanley Home. Please join us Salem, Bunker Hill, and Nantucket. the new property owner, and the rubble to be sure it succeeds!

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Decision Reached On Crater Trail Management In RMNP A decision document has been signed by the Intermountain Regional Office, National Park Service that will enable Rocky Mountain National Park to permanently close the one-mile long Crater Trail to protect sensitive natural and cultural resources. For the past three years, the Crater Trail has been closed year-round pending the outcome of public input and a decision on the Environmental Assessment. Prior to that, the trail was typically closed annually from May to August 15, during the bighorn lambing season, and only open two months from mid-August through midOctober. An Environmental Assessment for the Crater Trail in Rocky Mountain National Park was prepared in October 2017, to examine alternative actions and environmental impacts associated with the long-term management and use of

the Crater Trail. The NPS previously conducted public scoping on the project in 2014 and 2016. The informal trail was never designed or constructed; instead it was user-created over time. The trail was steep and severely eroded in sections and impacting the alpine tundra. It also bisected a prehistoric archeological site. As part of the decision, park staff will remove the existing footbridge near the trailhead and place signs informing visitors of the closure. The abandoned trail surface will be stabilized and revegetated with native vegetation to help restore natural conditions. The parking area at the trailhead will remain to provide parking for the Milner Pass area. For more information about Rocky Mountain National Park, please visit or call the park’s Information Office at (970) 586-1206.

Rocky Mountain National Park To Allow Bicycle Use On Two-Mile Section Of East Shore Trail On West Side Of Park A Final Rule will be published in the Federal Register on March 2, 2018, that allows bicycle use on a two-mile section of the East Shore Trail within Rocky Mountain National Park. The rule can be found at Search for the regulation identifier number “1024-AE31.” The East Shore Trail is an existing hiking and equestrian trail on the west side of the park near the Town of Grand Lake. The East Shore Trail Area is excluded from the park’s designated wilderness. Trail proponents, including the Headwaters Trails Alliance, will be responsi-

ble for completing work on the trail before it opens to public bicycle use. The timeline is still being negotiated. After extensive public involvement, a decision document was signed that approved bicycle use on this two-mile section of the trail inside the park. Required trail reroutes to safely accommodate bicycle use triggered rulemaking per the National Park Service Bicycle Rule. For more information about Rocky Mountain National Park, please visit or call the park’s Information Office at (970) 586-1206.

“All Who Dare” Special Evening Program At Beaver Meadows Visitors Center Rocky Mountain National Park is privileged to collaborate with Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center to present a special showing of All Who Dare on Friday, March 16 at 7:00 p.m. This free program will be held at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center. All Who Dare follows nine incoming Eagle Rock students who leave behind their families, friends, and familiar environments as they surpass their limits in the Lost Creek Wilderness of Colorado. The students have one mission: Make it to high school. Guided by experienced wilderness educators, the students are challenged physically, emotionally, spiritually and socially during this once-in-a-lifetime journey of personal growth. They quickly learn that there are no excuses in the wilderness and that completing the trip is only the first step in taking responsibility for their lives. All Who Dare – also the school’s motto – provides a compelling look at the unconventional approach of a nationally acclaimed innova-

tive high school that provides hope for young people who are striving to turn their lives around. Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center, located in Estes Park, is an innovative, tuition-free, residential high school that is committed to helping the most disengaged students find their way back to an appreciation of education. For many students, it’s a last chance to find educational success. But first, they must have a desire to change their lives, starting with a wilderness expedition that will test them in every way. For more information: Each summer Eagle Rock students help support park operations in a variety of projects. Eagle Rock staff and park staff will be available following the program to answer questions about the program. For more information about Rocky Mountain National Park, please visit or call the park’s Information Office at (970) 586-1206.

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Estes Park Police Department Seeks Volunteer Auxiliary Members The Estes Park Police Department is seeking volunteers for its Police Auxiliary Unit. Auxiliary members perform uniformed, unarmed patrols and assist with special events and other activities ranging from fingerprinting and vacation checks to providing specialized assistance with investigations. Interested individuals should complete a Town of Estes Park employment application, available at or at the Police Department window at Town Hall, 170 MacGregor Avenue. Applications should be turned in by 5 p.m. April 6, 2018. The selected candidates will be required to attend a training class on the evening of April 27 and the morning of April 28, 2018. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, friendly and outgoing, and must enjoy working with people. Applicants should also be able to stand or walk for up to four hours, consent to a criminal and driving background check, have no felony convictions, no more than two

moving traffic violations within the past 12 months, and no warrants or misdemeanor convictions in the last five years. A successful interview with the Police Department will also be required. Auxiliary members come from many diverse backgrounds and life experiences; police or military experience is not required. The Auxiliary Unit, formed in 2001, is a 20-member volunteer team whose purpose is to enhance the individual and collective safety of the community by assisting the Estes Park Police Department. A few of the special projects carried out by the Auxiliary team are the Citizen's Police Academy and the Blue Santa program. Members are required to donate a minimum of 96 hours per year and attend a variety of trainings. For more information, interested individuals should contact Captain Corey Pass at 970-577-3828 or

The charge(s) are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. On February 26 at 8:01 p.m. police were called to a disturbance on Kundtz Lane. Upon arrival they arrested a 43 year old female from Estes Park and charged her with third degree assault, criminal mischief and domestic violence

and transported her to Larimer County Detention Center. On February 28 at 9:12 p.m. police stopped a 58 year old male driver from Whitman, MS and for speeding in the 1000 block of Big Thompson Ave. Upon further investigation, he was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol and he was charged with DWAI and later released on a summons.

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. During the week of February 25, the Estes Valley Fire Protection District (EVFPD) responded to 10 calls for service. This included: • Motor vehicle crashes: 0 • Emergency medical (assist EPMC): 4 • Smoke/odor investigation: 1 • Smoke/CO alarm: 2 • Fires: 1 • Gas Leak: 1 • Mutual Aid: 1 Estes Valley Fire

Election Cancellation Notice From Estes Valley Fire Protection District NOTICE OF CANCELLATION and CERTIFIED STATEMENT OF RESULTS §1-13.5-513(6), 32-1-104, 1-11103(3) C. R.S. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Estes Valley Fire Protection District, Larimer County, Colorado, that at the close of business on the sixty-third day before the election, there were not more candidates for director than offices to be filled, including candidates filing affidavits of intent to be write-in candidates; therefore, the election to be held on May 8 , 2018 is hereby canceled pursuant to section 1-13.5-513(6) C. R.S. The following candidates are hereby declared elected: Ed Ford 4 year term until May, 2022 Mike Kearney 4 year term until May, 2022 Mike Richardson 4 year term until May, 2022 Erika Goetz-Contact Person for the District Telephone Number of the District: 970577-0900 Address of the District: 901 N. Saint Vrain Ave. Estes Park, CO 80517 District Facsimile Number: 970-577-0923 District Email:

Update To The Community-A Message From Families For Estes

The board of directors of Families for Estes (FFE) would like to take the chance to update the public on some recent discussions that are taking place. A few months ago FFE was approached about creating a non-profit merger by the steering committee of the future Estes Park School Foundation. At this point there has been no formal action or decision made by the FFE board of directors. We hope that in sharing this information, we remain open about our future and more importantly people feel free to provide their thoughts and feedback about these decisions. The Estes Park School Foundation has a vision to create a district wide foundation that would incorporate community outreach as well as providing a vast array of additional funding avenues for the school district. The steering committee recognized the work FFE has done on behalf of families, specifically our community outreach and support of educational opportunities for families in Estes Park. The conversations currently happening involve how FFE can best be of assistance to the foundation goals, without duplicating efforts and without additionally taxing our already small but

mighty board of directors. We will continue to evaluate what this partnership could look like in the coming months. We would like to make a call to action for members of the community who value our work and would be interested in becoming an active member of our board. If you are interested in joining us, please email President Kristen Berg at for more info on how to be involved. In the meantime, please take a look at what we have planned for 2018 and save the dates! April 2018- Distribution of Pumpkins and Pilsners $10,000 grant cycle May 4th 2018 (tentative date) - Cinco de Mayo community celebration, FFE is an event sponsor May 2018- Teddy Bear Clinic, date TBD, co-sponsored with EPMC June 27th - Costume Bike Parade, cosponsored with the Estes Park Cycling Coalition (EPCC) October 13th - 5th Annual Pumpkins & Pilsners Festival November 2018- Dia de los Muertos community celebration, date TBD, FFE is an event sponsor

Proposals Requested For Visitor Profile And Visit Estes Park Economic Impact Studies Visit Estes Park has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking a consultant to conduct two research projects: (1) a Visitor Profile study, and (2) an Economic Impact study. The studies will help to shape Visit Estes Park’s overall destination marketing strategy and demonstrate the value of previous marketing efforts. The results of the studies will be used to communicate with the local community and elected officials concerning the visitor economy and its impact on the Estes Valley. Previous studies have shown that travel and tourism have a positive economic impact on the community, including increased business ac-

tivity and sales-tax receipts. The Town of Estes Park is partnering with Visit Estes Park on the Visitor Profile study to obtain data about visitors that can used to inform policy decisions, such as the issue of broadband internet services. “I am excited to announce that these research projects are underway. We need solid research to guide Visit Estes Park’s marketing strategy and to demonstrate the return on investment of our marketing campaigns,” said Interim CEO Suzy Blackhurst. The entire RFP is available online at research/

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Aviation Internationale Meeting March 14 The next meeting of the Estes Park Intory Commission reactor operator liternationale Aviation Club will be on cense examiner and did work in the Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at 6:30 Probabilistic Risk departp.m., in the Hondius Room ment. The presentation of the Estes Valley Library. will be titled "Nuclear SeThis meeting is free, open curity" starting with a 30 to the public, and everyone minute film from a "Great is welcome. Our speaker Decisions" program made for this meeting will be by the Foreign Policy AsDavid Prawdzik, a local sociation, which produces resident and retired U. S. an annual booklet and CD Navy submarine officer, of global interest discuswho has had extensive exsions. Topics covered inperience in various nuclear clude difficulty with Iran, David Prawdzik operations assignments, North Korea, nuclear and nuclear safety and risk assessment. weapons storage, and research reactor Following his duty as a Navy submarine safety. This presentation has topics of officer, David was employed for 10 years current intense interest to all of us, and by Northeast Utilities as a startup engiwill be an excellent opportunity to learn neer and senior reactor operator. He some details about nuclear operations, then spent 10 years with the Idaho Nasafety, and global implications. tional Laboratory as a Nuclear Regula-

Quota Club Welcomes New Members Recognizes Years Of Service

New members of Quota Club of Estes Park and their sponsors.

Last week members of Quota Club of Estes Park welcomed five new members to their club at a special event held at the YMCA of the Rockies. Shown here are Grace Stephen, (sponsor Jan Thompson) Sandy Peacock, (sponsor Kathy Uribe) Wendy Koenig Schuett, (sponsor Peggy Lynch), Maggie Cotreau (sponsor Mary Murphy) and Patricia Gaultier Owen

(sponsor Ann Kasper). Also at the event members were recognized for their years of service. Alicia Cossota, Club President, received her five year pin, Kathy Uribe, five year pin, Lori Smith, ten year pin, Kris Hazelton, 15 year pin and Jean Austin, 30 year pin. Thank you for your dedication, ladies!

Quota members recognized for their years of service. Alicia Cossota, Club President, five years, Kathy Uribe, five years, Lori Smith, ten years, Kris Hazelton, 15 years and Jean Austin, 30 years!

Mission: New Earth Wants You!

MISSION: New Earth (MNE), a local non-profit focusing on children, youth and wildlife, opens its next Board meeting to the public. Taking place Saturday, March 31, 2018, at the Estes Valley Library, the meeting will be held in the Hondius Room beginning at 11:00 a.m. and conclude around 1:00 p.m. "Children are our future," explains Weldon Lee, Board member and Chair of MNE. "We invite everyone in the Estes Valley to join us during this meeting and learn what we have in store for 2018." "It'll also be a great opportunity," he adds, "to meet our Board members, including Mary Ringgenberg, our Youth Advisor and student at Estes Park High School." That's not all. Kicking off the meeting, Weldon, a long time Allenspark resident and professional wildlife photographer, will give a PowerPoint presentation featuring images of Colorado wildlife. Included, will be photos made during a Hawk Quest presentation at the Estes

Junior Election Forum There will be a Junior Election Forum held on March 21 from 7-9 p.m., in the Hondius Room of the Estes Valley Library. Young residents of the Estes Valley have a vested interested in what this community does. Even in elementary school, students might favor improved sidewalks and bike paths. Many informed middle school students look forward to Broadband, and, perhaps, to when the town has a Teen Hangout Space to compliment the exciting new Community Center. Students also see the benefit in open space, various town activities, and anything that protects our natural environment. High schoolers, with an eye to being full-fledged voters in the very near future, should appreciate budget balancing, zoning issues, and board experience for their resumes. Those who attended the May 5th Meet and Greet with our Town Trustees had a chance to influence what happens in Estes Park. The next opportunity is the Junior Election Forum on March 21 where all 10 Trustee candidates will answer questions from youth (grades K-12) and from young adults not yet old enough to vote for trustees. Older adults are invited to attend as well, but are not eligible to ask questions. Junior Election voting is April 3. EPMS and EPHS will vote in school. Grades K4 EPES, and all students not attending Estes Park School District schools will vote at the EV Library. Fifth graders should ask their teacher where they vote. Questions about the forum or about voting in the Junior Election? Contact Judi Smith at

Park Elementary School that was sponsored by MISSION: New Earth. For additional information, or if you

would like to volunteer, contact Weldon Lee or Lori Huff at (303) 747-2074, or by email at

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Send Us Your Easter Church Services

Attention all local churches: please email us your Easter season services for publication in the EP News. Send to by any Tuesday at noon for a Friday publication. Thank you!

Brad Fitch and Mark Rashid Album Release Party Brad B rad Fitch and Mark Rashid will introintro duce their new album, “Making Good Time,” when they perform at Marys Lake Lodge’s Tavern 1929 on Friday, March 16th. There is no admission charge and the event is open to the public. They will begin at 6 p.m. Fitch and Rashid have performed together since the mid-1990s, when they were in the popular Estes Park band, The Elktones. “Of the many music groups I've been part of, Mark's the one with whom I have performed the most,” Fitch said. “Making Good Time” features new original music from Fitch and Rashid, along with a couple of their favorite cover songs. “For a long time now, Brad and I have been threatening to do a CD project together,” Rashid said. “It only took about 25 years!” The album is dedicated to the memory of their bandmate, the late Dick Orleans. “Making Good Time” will be available for purchase at the album release party. “It’s a record that we're really proud of and look forward to sharing with all of you,” Rashid said. The duo will be accompanied by Ea-

monn Morris, Morris who played play a ed cello and bass ay on the album. Tavern 1929 will offer several of their popular Bar Bites from 6 to 9 p.m. at no charge. Located at 2625 Marys Lake Road in Estes Park, Tavern 1929 is a modern American dining restaurant located in the historic Marys Lake Lodge. Their menu features mountain comfort dining with

infl f uence and a focus fl f cus on local fo a regional influence ingredients. For further information, call (970) 586-5958. Tavern 1929 at The Historic Marys Lake Lodge is located at 2625 Marys Lake Rd., Estes Park, Colorado 80517 “We welcome everyone to come hear our new songs and celebrate with us on March 16th,” Fitch said.

Grubsteak photo

Estes Park DineAround Thursday Nights In March Visit participating restaurants on all of the Thursday nights in March from 4:307:30 p.m. Try out some of favorites or check out something new! Come out and try as many as you like, every Thursday night! Only $5 per tasting plate. Participating restaurants are: You Need Pie!® Diner, La Cabana Mexican Grill, Village Pizza, Chippers Lanes, The Big Horn, Smokin’ Daves BBQ, Sweet Basilico, Snowy Peaks Winery, Pepper’s Mexican Grill, Café de Pho Thai, The Grubsteak, Hunter’s Chop House, Estes Park Brewery, The Other Side, Ed’s Cantina, Cinnamon’s, El Mex Kal, The Wild Rose, Himalayan Curry & Kebob, Cousin Pat’s and La Cocina de Mama. Go to

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March Madness is coming! Selection Sunday is in two days! After that, fanatic fans will go gaga over b-ball for the next month. This basketball bonanza has been taking place every year since 1939 and features the Sweet Sixteen, the Elite Eight and the Final Four rounds. In the end we will have a winning team made up of players so tall they have to bend down to put the ball through the hoop. Y-a-w-n. Basketball has always been my least favorite sport to watch. (Well, that’s not true. I detest boxing. But to me, that’s not a sport. It’s a crime.) So when all the hoopster boosters gather round their televisions to watch a bunch of grown men dribble of all things, I will choose to cultivate my internal word nerd. (To be inclusive, I add that women have a March Madness too. I don’t watch them either.) Here’s a warm-up for word nerdism: • A dangling participle walks into a bar. Enjoying a cocktail and chatting with the bartender, the evening passes pleasantly. • A bar was walked into by the passive voice. • An oxymoron walked into a bar, and the silence was deafening. • Two quotation marks walk into a “bar. ” • A malapropism walks into a bar, looking for all intensive purposes like a wolf in cheap clothing, muttering epitaphs and casting dispersions on his magnificent other, who takes him for granite. • Hyperbole totally rips into this insane bar and absolutely destroys everything. • A question mark walks into a bar? • A non sequitur walks into a bar. In a strong wind, even turkeys can fly. • Papyrus and Comic Sans walk into a bar. The bartender says, "Get out -- we don't serve your type." • A mixed metaphor walks into a bar, seeing the handwriting on the wall but hoping to nip it in the bud. • A comma splice walks into a bar, it has a drink and then leaves. • Three intransitive verbs walk into a bar. They sit. They converse. They depart. • At the end of the day, a cliché walks into a bar -- fresh as a daisy, cute as a button, and sharp as a tack.

• A run-on sentence walks into a bar it starts flirting. With a cute little sentence fragment. • Falling slowly, softly falling, the chiasmus collapses to the bar floor. • A figure of speech literally walks into a bar and ends up getting figuratively hammered. • An allusion walks into a bar, despite the fact that alcohol is its Achilles heel. • The subjunctive would have walked into a bar, had it only known. • A misplaced modifier walks into a bar owned a man with a glass eye named Ralph. • The past, present, and future walked into a bar. It was tense. • A dyslexic walks into a bra. • A verb walks into a bar, sees a beautiful noun, and suggests they conjugate. The noun declines. • An Oxford comma walks into a bar, where it spends the evening watching the television getting drunk and smoking cigars. • A simile walks into a bar, as parched as a desert. • A gerund and an infinitive walk into a bar, drinking to forget. • A hyphenated word and a non-hyphenated word walk into a bar and the bartender nearly chokes on the irony. While reading these for the first time, I had to look up a couple of words to refresh my memory. It’s been 40 years since I studied grammar in high school, after all. (I admit I got caught up in the frenzy when my school, Lincoln East, won the state basketball tournament my senior year, but that’s because I had a crush on the center.) That’s the fun of it—the looking up and learning. It’s how my little wordy nerd heart stays in shape: making my mental Air Jordans squeak while running up and down the syntax court, exercising my love of linguistics, and draining three-pointers beyond the arch in my quest for the Wooden Trophy of Words. You may let The Thunker know what you think at her e-mail address, © 2018 Sarah Donohoe

Welcome To The World Chauncey Jene Dreiling Little Chauncey Jene Dreiling was born on January 28, 2018 to Sean and Mindi Dreiling of Hays, KS. At birth he weighed 6 pounds 5 ounces and was 19 inches long. Big sister Josslyn, 2 years old, welcomed her new little brother home. Paternal grandparents are Curt and Patti Dreiling of Estes Park, CO and Great Grandmother, Marilyn Regan of Fort Collins, CO. Maternal Grandparents are Terry and Tracey Richmeier of Scott City, KS and Great Grandmother Kathryn Richmeier of Garden City, KS. Congratulations to the family!

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Estes Park Medical Center Welcomes New Providers Expanded services in neurology, pain Nurse Anesthesia from the University of management, and family care now Alabama/Birmingham and went on to available earn a Post Master’s Certificate in Estes Park Medical Center welcomes Adult/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner from three new providers: Michelle Furmaga, the University of Boston. He is a self-deM.D., neurologist; Ryan Shedd, nurse scribed people person who loves to anesthetist; and Lena (Pavlish) Belleau, problem solve and empathize with his family nurse practitioner. This expanded patients. Shedd works to reduce pain roster of professionals while improving patients’ allows Estes Park’s lodaily abilities and undercal, independent medstand each unique need. ical facility to offer Shedd’s licenses and certieven better services to fications include: the community. Board Certified in AnesDr. Michelle Furthesia through the Council maga discovered a On Certification of Nurse love for neurology Anesthetists while studying mediBoard Certified in Noncine at Michigan State Surgical Pain Management University. During (NSPM-C) her residency at UniAdvanced Cardiovascular versity of Rochester, Dr. Michelle Furmaga Life Support she trained with top Basic Life Support experts in the field and was able to delve Lena Belleau, FNP-C into several sub-speworked for several years as cialties including a nurse before deciding movement disorders, that she wanted more from epilepsy, multiple her career without moving sclerosis, stroke and away from the clinical side more before going on of nursing. With a Bacheto complete a fellowlor of Science in Nursing ship in neuro rehabilifrom Colorado Christian tation. Dr. Furmaga University, Belleau describes her relationachieved her Master of Sciships with patients as ence in Nursing and Fam“friendly, often jovial ily Nurse Practitioner from partnerships, ” and Lena (Pavlish)Belleau South University before she prides herself on joining the team at EPMC. As a family advising them as if they were her own nurse practitioner, she continues to help family. Dr. Furmaga’s medical associaothers on their journey tions and certificathrough illness to wellness tions include: with open, honest commuBoard Certified, nication. Belleau strives to American Board of create “a trusting environPsychiatry and Neument in which patients’ rology personal beliefs and values Member of the can be included in their Academy of Neurolcare.” Belleau’s licenses and ogy certifications include: Member of AmeriAdvanced Practice Nurse, can Board of Quality Colorado Assurance and UtiRyan Shedd American Nurse Credenlization Review tialing Center Physicians (ABQAURP) with certificaRegistered Nurse, Colorado tion as Physician Advisor (CHCQMAdvanced Cardiovascular Life Support PhyAdv) Basic Life Support Member of American College of PhysiPediatric Advanced Life Support cian Advisors Trauma Nursing Core Course Ryan Shedd, CRNA specializes in nonsurgical pain management. After receivContact EPMC to make an appointing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing ment with these new providers today. from the University of North Florida, For more information, please visit Shedd earned a Master of Science in

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Rachel’s Challenge Comes To Estes Park th

On Tuesday, March 14 , the Estes Park School District will be welcoming Craig Scott from Rachel’s Challenge to speak to Middle and High school students and staff. Plans for a special community presentation from Rachel’s Challenge that evening are also being coordinated. A detailed timeline of all related events will be sent to parents and posted on the school district website and social media channels as soon as the final agenda is in place. As a positive alternative to the National Walk Out campaign that is making headlines all over the country, the Estes Park School District sought to provide a meaningful experience for students to participate in that would allow them to have a voice, be heard, and continue to honor each other with respect and civility. While the main purpose of the program is to organize an impactful event designed with purpose that was student driven, the school district respectfully supports parents and guardians that choose to opt their children out of the exercise. The district realizes that the recent tragic events in Parkland, Florida, and the details from the Columbine tragedy could be emotional and difficult for some.

Rachel's Challenge is a non-profit, non-political, non-religious organization based in Littleton, Colorado. This is a powerful program honoring Rachel Joy Scott who was the first student killed during the horrible tragedy at Columbine High School in 1999. The program is presented by Rachel's brother, Craig, who was spared during the shootings but witnessed two friends being killed next to him in the library. Rachel's Challenge is a series of student empowering programs and strategies that equip students and adults to combat bullying and help to work through feelings of isolation and despair by creating a culture of kindness and compassion. The programs are based on the writings and life of 17 year-old Rachel Scott, who was the first student killed at Columbine High School in 1999. Rachel left a legacy of reaching out to those who were different, who were picked on

by others, or who were new at her school. Rachel's Challenge motivates each individual student, staff and community member alike, to consider where they are personally in relation to the five challenges given. It also prompts the listener to reflect on their relationships with and impact on the people around them. The message from Rachel’s Challenge

runs parallel with the important work surrounding restorative practices for schools that have been implemented this year in the Estes Park School District. For questions about the program, please contact the school district administration office at 970-586-2361. For questions regarding opting out and alternative assignments, the district asks that you speak with your building principal.

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Youth In Action Program Announces Grant RFP For Nonprofits

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Youth In Action (YIA) is offering a grant for nonprofit organizations within the Estes Park community. The purpose of the grant is to give local nonprofits the opportunity to pursue projects to further their own mission and the community as a whole, while directly impacting Estes Park youth of all ages Youth In Action (YIA) is a collaborative program of the Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center (EPNRC) the Estes Valley Library, Estes Park School District, and Communities That Care coalition. Youth In Action promotes strong community ties and involvement among youth while fostering a lifelong engagement in civic and philanthropic service. YIA brings together youth ages 14 to 18 from all educational environments to learn about the work of local nonprofits and civic organizations, and to build skills in leadership. The grant process, designed and devel-

oped by YIA participants, will culminate in a Shark Tank style event on April 23 at which finalists will pitch their project proposals. Youth will award $2500 to local projects, making decisions based on guidelines they created. • Applicants must be a 501c3 nonprofit entity in good standing • Requests will be accepted for up to $2500. Award may be split among deserving organizations • Projects must benefit youth of any/all ages in the Estes Park community and be implemented within one year. Last year YIA awarded monies to ROOTS Community School’s Nature Camp program, League of Women Voters Recycling Committee, and Mission: New Earth’s Hawkquest program. Please request the full RFP by emailing EPNRC Director, Laurie Dale Marshall Deadline for submission is March 30, 2018.



Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center Hosts Childcare Solutions Conversation Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center Hosts Childcare Solutions Conversation on Wednesday, March 20 from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church of the Rockies. Join Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center (EPNRC) as they host a follow up to a Critical Community Conversation focusing on childcare in our community. What started as a conversation has led to much action! Come to this solution-focused conversation led by Estes Park Economic Development Corpora-

tion (EDC) Childcare Services Committee Chair, Michael Moon, and ViceChair, Charley Dickey. Learn the outcomes of the recent Childcare Needs Assessment and participate in discussion around solutions, innovative ideas, and best practices from other communities. Be part of the conversation around access to high quality, affordable childcare in the Estes Park community. Suggested registration at program page.

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EPMS Girls Basketball Team Claims Third Place At League Championship The Estes Park Middle School seventh grade girls basketball team completed one of the school’s most successful sports seasons in recent history by claiming third place at Saturday’s Northern Plains League Championship. The LadyCats used two consecutive passes underneath the basket to score a layup with 90 seconds left to play and take a 12-9 lead over University. Estes Park’s defense, the team’s strength over the course of the season, limited the Bulldogs to a single three-point shot in the final minute of play and the LadyCats controlled the ball on offense.

Estes Park won its first five games of the season then lost four in a row, including games to perennial powerhouses Platte Valley and Eaton, before winning their final two games of the season. With two wins and a loss in the NPL tournament, the LadyCats finished the season with an 8-5 record. Members of the team are Maya Kiser, Anna Roberts-Briggs, Lydia Pita, Bree Wilkerson, Amelia Goodwin, Sadie Morgan, Maia Kinley, Rienne Steckline, Jacquelyn Rodriquez and Ayla Navarro. Dave Kiser is the head coach and John Fridrich the assistant coach.

John Kefalas, Candidate For Larimer County Commissioner In Estes Park March 18 John Kefalas, 2018 Democratic Candi- small businesses, protect consumers, date for Larimer County Commissioner, seniors and children, advance the dignity of people with disabilities, encourwill be in Estes Park on Sunday, March age renewable energy and energy effi18, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. to meet with ciency, promote quality voters and answer questions child care and education, about his campaign for County Commissioner. This and protect our healthcare event will be held in the systems. Hondius Room of the Estes The many organizations Valley Library. It is free and who have recognized John open to the public. Light reduring his legislative years freshments will be served. reveals a lot about his conJohn is currently serving in cerns for the common perhis second term as a State son. This includes LegislaSenator for District 14, covtor of the Year and ering the Fort Collins area. Recognition awards from John Kefalas Before gaining his Senate the Colorado Senior Lobby, seat, John served in the State House Mental Health Colorado, the Colorado from 2007 to 2012. As Commissioner, Nonprofit Association, Larimer County John will continue to represent the citiElder Abuse Awareness, Colorado Conzens of Larimer County on critical issues sumer Health Initiative, Champion for that he has already worked on in the Economic Justice, and the Colorado State Legislature. These range from Women’s Lobby. workforce development to smart growth, John’s public service began before his affordable housing to healthcare, and time in State government. He was a volclean energy to transportation issues. unteer with the Peace Corps, a teacher During his career in the State Senate in the Poudre School District, a health and House, John has sponsored and outreach worker, a Larimer County jobpassed laws to create jobs, expand ecotraining counselor, self-sufficiency advinomic opportunities, reduce poverty, sor, community organizer, and public lower taxes for working Coloradans and policy advocate.

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Roots Community School Closure Roots Community School Closure Though Roots received an incredible amount of community love and commitment from families, we are currently lacking the resources, stability, and local infrastructure needed to keep our vision alive in Estes Park at this time. After an inspiring, challenging, and rewarding three years, Roots Community School has decided to close its doors. Roots is deeply grateful for the huge outpouring of support it received from many. Friends, community members, local organizations, and grantors – Thank You. Roots would also like to express our appreciation for the many families that enrolled in our programs and those that were hoping to one day enroll their child in Roots Community School. A special thank you goes to our local and national experts on our advisory committee and the deep dedication of the Roots’ Steering Committee members. Thank you for believing in the vision. Because of YOU, Roots has succeeded in igniting a cultural shift in our community. We see an increase in collaboration between organizations, an openness to reimagine education, and an investment in connecting our children to the earth. Through just one summer of innovative earth-based programming, Roots directly impacted 46 youth, 38 adults and touched the lives of many

others. If you haven't yet viewed our summer video, visit Keep the vision of Roots alive! Continue to be curious and explore our complexly beautiful Earth. Become involved with the community garden – or start your own. Teach our children, and yourselves, how to grow and preserve food. Teach our children how to work with their hands. Learn from one another. Look at each other in the eye and really see people – especially people who seem different than you. Spend time with children outdoors – let them lead – you will both benefit from this. Vote for Town Trustees that prioritize families. Act out of love, not fear. Fight for the rights of our children; they are the future.

Boulder Scandinavian Dancers To Perform At Good Samaritan Society

The Boulder Scandinavian Dancers are coming to Good Samaritan Society – Estes Park Village this Saturday at 3:00 p.m. They have been coming to Good Sams for 12 years now to entertain the residents. They dress in traditional Scandinavian clothing and tell the history and origin of the outfits. They also give information about the music they

play and the instruments they use. The Boulder Scandinavian Dancers have been performing for 40 years. They pride themselves on the authenticity of the material they perform. Members have studied with the world-famous folk dance and music teachers in the U.S. and abroad. They perform with enthusiasm, and a genuine love for the dances and music they present.

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With Due Decision My daily mail disgorges reams of political entreaties: “Official Survey! ” “Important Questionnaire! ” “2018 Campaign Plan --Your Input Needed! ” “The Moment Is Now! ” I am exhorted to “Return Survey Today! ” preferably accompanied by monetary affirmation of my fealty to this candidate or that issue. The exclamation points underscore strain on candidates and advocacy groups as they forage for funds in what promises to be a raucous, consequential election year. And it’s only March. “Remember in November—Tuesday is Choose Day. ” Decades ago my Sainted Irish Mother placed second in a national contest designed to boost voter registration. The winning submission: “Vote, you lucky American! ” I remember walking with pride to cast my sacred first ballot in Trenton, NJ, more than five decades ago. I recall anger when I saw, in violation of law, placards well within one hundred feet of the polling place supporting gubernatorial candidates. As my S. I.M. regularly observed, “Life is a series of the stripping away of illusions. ” Earlier this week registered Republicans and Democrats caucused across Colorado. According to the Colorado Secretary of State, “The purpose of precinct caucuses is to elect precinct committee persons and delegates to county assemblies. ” Caucus attendees help choose candidates who will be on their party’s primary ballot and play a role in shaping the party platform. On

June 26 primary elections will determine Democratic and Republican candidates for Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, legislative positions, seven seats in the U. S. House of Representatives and other offices. The general election is 242 days away, November 6, for which you must be registered to vote. From our Secretary of State: “If you have a Colorado State driver's license or ID card issued by the Department of Revenue you may register to vote online at If you are already a registered voter in Colorado you may confirm your registration at this website. Once your registration is verified, you may update your address and party affiliation as well. ” You will find more detailed voter information at “We must read, not only for what we read but for what it makes us think. Shaping a country is not all done with the hands but with the mind as well. ” Louis L’Amour In fifth century B. C.E. Athens, voters deposited pebble into urns to mark their choice, establishing the principle of the secret ballot. Voting in America is voluntary: about 40% of the electorate votes in midterm elections, and almost 60% vote in Presidential years. It’s not enough; Belgium (89%), Sweden (86%), Denmark (86%) and a dozen other countries (including Mexico, France, Israel, Ireland and Canada) consistently

outperform the USA at the polls. We can do better. America’s peaceful transition of power has not always been smooth or inclusive. The promise of 1870s 15th Amendment to the Constitution, granting AfricanAmerican men the right to vote, was not realized for almost a century. Women couldn’t vote until ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920. The 26th Amendment in 1971 lowered the voting age from 21 to 18. Yet the question persists: why don’t more American vote? “Something we were withholding made us weak Until we found out that it was ourselves We were withholding from our land of living, And forthwith found salvation in surrender. ” Robert Frost, “The Gift Outright” What might “woke” voters do to raise voter participation in the United States? First, confirm your own voter registration (see, above). Second, ask your family and friends to confirm their voter registration. Third, study issues and the candidates so you can speak lucidly about a person or policy. Fourth, volunteer for a candidate with whom you mainly agree. A few weeks ago I invested a morning collecting signatures to help a specific candidate be on the ballot for Governor of Colorado this coming November. I saw America in the faces of the Republicans, Democrats, Independ-

ents and non-affiliated individuals with whom I spoke as I did my civic duty. What kind of America do you want? How, and on what basis, will you decide for whom to vote? What is the prism through which you see our country? Private concerns and needs may be congruent with the public arena and larger interests, or they may keep us from commitment to a “greater good. ” Our social contract implies engagement in society. I believe engagement breeds empathy. Many voices in America clamor for attention (“Return Survey Today! ”), some offering ideas that may cause more discomfort than succor. However, principled fidelity to truth can help us become more rigorously alert to critical issues in the public arena and candidates who exemplify the “good” we seek. We all have responsibilities here. My father and twin brother both ran for public office in the same New York State Assembly District, twenty-two years apart. Both were crushed in electoral landslides, both lived to tell the tale, and both became better Americans for the experience. America is still, 230 years after ratification of the United States Constitution, “young, scrappy and hungry” (thank you, Lin-Manuel). And, as investigative journalist Wes “Scoop” Nisker used to remind us, “If you don’t like the news, go out and make some of your own. ” Remember in November that you are, indeed, a lucky American. Register, and vote! Next column: Mediterranean Musings—Around Another Lake Estes Park. Nice town. Nice people. Reader response welcome:

Easter Season Church Services Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies events for the Easter season. Palm Sunday Service at 10 a.m. Brunch at 11 a.m. with ham and potatoes, please bring a salad or vegetables or breakfast breads to share. Maundy Thursday Communion Service at 6 p.m. Easter Sunday Service at 10 a.m. Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies is located at 1700 Brodie Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517 Phone: (970) 586-4404. Estes Park Baptist Church Come and join us for coffee and a hot cross bun on Good Friday, anytime between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. You are also invited to come and hear that “Jesus is Risen, He is Alive” Easter Sunday Service at 10:30 a.m. followed by lunch. Estes Park Baptist Church is located

at 2200 Mall Road, 970-586-2463. If you wish to have your Easter Church services published, please see announcement below. Thank you.

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Mountain Festival Coming In April The third annual Mountain Festival is coming up April 27-28. This event has grown out of the schools' celebration of Earth Day and Arbor Day. It has developed into a partnership between the schools, the Town, and our community. At its core, the event recognizes our responsibility as land stewards. The event now celebrates all aspects of Mountain Culture: the sciences, health and wellness, our cultural heritage and more. The festival takes place at the Event Center on Friday, April 27th with non-profits, businesses, individuals, students, and clubs offering workshops and lessons. All participants have a tie-in to mountain culture. Workshops and presentations range from the EP High School Environmental Club’s initiative for a zero waste school campus to the Mountain Shop teaching circle eight knots. Watch for Isabella Bird, who will roam the floor recalling early mountaineering adventures and her quest to

climb. There are over 50 different participants and more to confirm. Saturday Adventures (April 28th) will take place throughout the valley. Adventures vary from water testing Fish Creek, to seeing the new beaver dams at Cheley, to snowshoeing in Rocky. Most events are family friendly, but some will be specific to certain ages or skill levels. The Mountain Festival is seven weeks away! Mark your calendar to come to the Event Center on Friday, April 27 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and save some space on Saturday, April 28 for an adventure. This event celebrates the amazing partnerships and programs that exist for the betterment of this town and its residents. Nothing is for sale at this event; it is an opportunity to learn, share, and mobilize. More information is available online at

Nature Through The Lens: Library Hosts Photography Of John Shelton


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Art at the Library exhibits resume this month as the Estes Valley Library hosts a display by local photographer and writer John Shelton. The photographs are located on both floors of the library. Shelton lives in Estes Park and travels extensively to support his work. Before arriving in Colorado, he had lived in Nevada, Idaho and Illinois. “My photography starts as a reflection of nature being spiritual, something vastly larger, more significant, more relevant, and yet perhaps simpler and more peaceful than we perceive our daily passage,” says Shelton of his approach.

“I like to isolate the power and beauty of our environment, but I also like to explore man’s interaction with that environment, whether natural or not—our journey, struggle and discovery of our own place within that environment,” he adds. “Often there is a juxtaposition that mankind has with nature, within our relationships with others, and ourselves. My work ranges from natural landscapes, through urban exploration, covering events, and profiling people and even touching on the surreal.” The local area has long been a source of inspiration for Shelton. “I spent the greater part of my childhood summers immersed in the natural environment of the West, including Estes Park—hiking, camping, and traveling to the quieter places of America where perhaps we can get in touch with ourselves and gain perspective about where to fit in with nature and life.” “It is my hope,” he adds, “that my work will extend naturally beyond the tenor of my own world to include an even deeper understanding of a broader world perspective.” The exhibit will remain on display through March 30. Information about library exhibits may be found at More information about photographer John Shelton may be found at

warm over medium heat. Drain noodles and save 1⁄2 -1 cup of pasta water. Make sauce: Mix following ingredients and then pour over noodles, tossing to coat all noodles 1⁄2 cup mirin 1⁄2 cup soy sauce, (I use low sodium) 2-3 Tbs. sesame oil 1/3 cup rice vinegar Pasta water as needed Dash of hot sauce and or red pepper flakes Kosher salt Pile the noodles on serving plates after tossing in sauce and coating all with the sauce. Sprinkle with some kosher salt, green onions and sesame seeds. A rather inexpensive meal fit for a king Stir fry with Ramen Noodles or queen! Serves 4-6 Today I attended a funeral for a dear 4-5 packages Ramen noodles, discard friend and husband to an even more flavor packs dear friend, Jack D. His obit was already One bunch of Tuscan or French kale in the paper, so I guess I can mention his death. It was a beautiful celebration 2 onions of his life and a tribute to him and his 4 oz. mushrooms family. Can of bamboo sprouts, drained Being a beautiful day, Sunshine and I Can of sliced water chestnuts then walked along the lake and I could 3 skinless chicken thighs, cut into small not think of a better place to live out cubes and seasoned with salt and pepone’s life. per. My email is: Kosher salt Bon Appétit 1/3 cup mirin (Japanese sweet rice wine) 1/3 cup soy sauce 1 Tbs. vegetable oil for sautéing the raw vegetables 2 Tbs. sesame oil 1⁄4 cup rice vinegar Red pepper flakes or hot sauce...or both to taste 3 Tbs. toasted sesame seeds 3 green onions, sliced Prepare vegetables for stir fry: slice onions in half and then slice each half into eight pieces. Heat some vegetable oil in a large skillet. Meanwhile boil water and cook the noodles. While noodles are cooking heat a little oil in large skillet and fry the cubed chicken. Remove chicken and in same pan sauté the onions until transparent and then add the kale and mushrooms. Fry till kale is slightly wilted and mushrooms are cooked. Add the other canned vegetables and chicken and cover to keep I went to the middle school’s play last week to see my granddaughter Lexi in a “starring role.” All the children were darling, and I was pleasantly surprised at how hard they must have worked as they all knew their parts and seemed to enjoy themselves with out a hint of stage fright. As I watched my 12 year old, Lexi, my thoughts drifted to too how many times I have fixed ramen noodles for her. She loves them, she can now fix the dish by herself. Of course, she is such an expert on the matter that she now only likes a certain brand. While playing on the computer I came across an adult recipe for those good old cheap noodles. It was on a website for Epicurious and Bon Appétit. It sounded pretty good, but it had no meat in it nor a couple of veggies that I like in stir fry. So here is my adapted version of good old ramen noodles for adults.

Free Tax Preparation Assistance Free tax preparation assistance is being offered by AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers from now 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 5868116.

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“AND IT ISN’T WHAT IT ISN’T!” As I was getting my thoughts together for a recent article, my friend, Ray, sat down at my McDs table and asked what I was doing. When I told him I was doing an article on ‘It is what it is!’, he immediately said, “And ‘It isn’t what it isn’t!’”. I looked at him quizzically, so he explained, “Just because you share something as true, doesn’t mean that it is true, if it is false, and no matter how often you claim it’s true, “It isn’t what it isn’t!” I thanked him for what could be an article in the future. That message is relevant in our day, isn’t it, when with ‘tweets’ and ‘cyberbullying’ and all kinds of ‘accusations’, reputations and lives are ruined? Perhaps needed, if ‘it is what it is’ and truth is shared. But what a tragedy when something is misperceived, shared and believed. And it can so easily happen, as this true story shows. Meet: “Super Granny – Defender of Justice”. An elderly Florida lady did her shopping and, upon returning to her car, found four males in the act of leaving in her vehicle. She dropped her shopping bags and drew her handgun, proceeding to scream at the top of her voice, “I have a gun, and I know how to use it! Get out of the car!” The four men didn’t wait for a second invitation. They got out and ran like mad. The lady, somewhat shaken, then proceeded to load her shopping bags into the back of the car and get into the driver’s seat. She was so shaken that she could not get her key into the ignition. She tried and tried again, then it dawned on her why. A few minutes later she found her own car parked four spaces farther down. She loaded her bags into the car and then drove to a nearby police station. The sergeant to whom she told her story nearly doubled over with laughter. He motioned to the other end of the counter, where four pale men were filing a report of a carjacking by a mad, elderly woman, described as white, less than five feet tall, glasses, curly white hair, and carrying a ‘very large’ handgun. No charges were filed! We can imagine how differently the story could have ended, if, based upon a misconception, bullets had started flying, injuring innocent people. And yet how often we are seeing this happen today as people, mistaken or, worse, moved by evil intentions, ‘blaze away’ with accusations and blame, and people like you and me, accept those without making adequate inquiry, asking: “It is what it is?” or “It isn’t what it isn’t?” I’m writing this as I follow-up treatment at our excellent EPMC, after spending a few days there recovering from a bout with pneumonia. Can you imagine how blessed I feel that those who were charged with my treatment didn’t ‘follow rabbit trails’…every idea advanced…especially my own…but checked and re-checked the monitors, the scans, knowing that they revealed ‘It is what it is!’, thus setting the stage for my quick recovery and release. When we compare what led to my recovery to our nation’s struggles, do we sense why there fails to be appropriate and rapid solutions to our nation’s ‘crises’? Those in positions of leadership are so caught up in trying to sort out ‘what is’ and ‘what isn’t’ in so many minor things that they cannot focus on those that relate to our national security and the betterment of our nation’s people. Even more sadly we are afraid that some are like the School Resource Officer at the Florida school who, while danger and destruction was taking place in the school (our nation) are outside ‘taking a position’, seemingly concerned primarily about their own welfare. So, what’s the message? Let’s all focus on what ‘is’ not what ‘isn’t’ and on what’s good for all, not just for ourselves. (Bob)

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“Kick Chemicals To The Curb” Class our family on that counter top. Under your kitchen sink, in the broom closet, in your bathroom cabinet there are hundreds of chemicals that you don’t know are even there. There are no requirements for labeling the ingredients in cleaners and other household products. According to the watchdog Environmental Working Group or EWG, “Although government scientific and regulatory agencies have focused considerable attenDitch & Switch! Kick Chemicals to the tion on chemicals suspected of causing Curb Class to be held at Raven's Roast on cancer, they have devoted far fewer reThursday, March 15, at 5:30 p.m. Presensources to evaluating substances that may ter Holly Moore will demonstrate a variety be toxic to the brain and nervous system, of ways to rid your home of icky chemithe hormone system and other organs. Incals, and reduce the toxic load on your vestigating the full range of risks of cleanbody. ing products to public health and the environment should be an urgent priority. Yet Through personal experience with illthe problem remains largely hidden from nesses of the brain and central nervous system, Holly has come to realize just how the view of the American consumer.” toxic our environment has become, even In this class you will learn how to idenwithin our own homes! “Our home should tify unsafe products, where to source safer be our sanctuary, and our sanctuary alternatives, and we’ll demonstrate how to should be a healthy place. We can’t neces- replace some of those unsafe cleaning sarily control our environment outside of products and personal care products with our homes, for instance, in the workplace healthy, homemade alternatives using safe, or the grocery store. But we are the gatenatural ingredients. You will go home keepers of our home environment, and as armed with resources and recipes so you such, we should become aware of what we can put what you learn into action right are bringing into our home and how that away! There will also be a raffle for some can affect our family! ” great prizes! Come check it out! The average person comes in contact Raven's Roast is located at 157 W. with and even directly applies 300 chemi- Elkhorn Avenue, inside The Old Church cals to their body every single day, and 80 Shops. There is no charge for this event, of those chemicals before breakfast! We but please consider supporting our venue spray our counter tops with a chemical by making a purchase! cleaner, and then we prepare dinner for

Kirtan At Estes Park Yoga This Friday

On Friday, March 9, 2018, Estes Park Yoga will be hosting kirtan from 6:308:00 p.m. This event is open to the public; donations will be accepted. What is kirtan? The practice of kirtan comes to us through the same channel that brings us yoga: the ancient Vedic traditions that have been kept alive in India. Yoga is aimed at calming, strengthening and balancing the body, mind and spirit. Similarly, the practice of

kirtan is designed to bring our mind, body and spirit into a unified and connected state through chanting divine names accompanied by music. By joining with others in singing the names of the divine with simple melodies, our minds are brought to a calm, meditative state. No experience is necessary to join this practice; musical experience or ability is not required. Rather, the community is invited to join with open minds and hearts in the hope that kirtan, or singing meditation, could be beneficial in creating peace and calm in our lives. Estes Park Yoga is located at 145 East Elkhorn Ave., Suite 200, Estes Park, CO in downtown Estes Park. All are welcome to join and participate in the varied offerings that Estes Park Yoga provides to support individual and community health and wellness.

Dances Of Universal Peace March 17th

Your are invited to join us at Estes Park Yoga at 4:00 Saturday, March 17th for The Estes Park Dances of Universal Peace, which will be led by Jyoti on guitar, guest drummer and storyteller Sonja Singer, and other Front Range musicians. Participate in meditation through movement and song, or you are welcome to enjoy the healing music, singing and meditation sitting on the side of the circle. We gather to celebrate the sweet greening of spring with words inspired by Hildegard of Bingen: “We are greening with life, We bear our fruit for all creation. Limitless love, from the depths to the stars, flooding all, loving all. It is the

royal kiss of peace.” We will honor St. Patrick's Day with a Celtic valediction, “May the road rise with you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face. May the rain fall soft upon your fields. Until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of his/her hand.” In these tumultuous times, we can come together In these interfaith practices to promote understanding of other cultures with the repetition of sacred phrases and heartfelt movements. The dances are by donation; no one denied joining. Please refrain from wearing fragrances, and bring water. Some dances are exuberant! The fourth dance of 2018 will be held on Saturday, April 21s and every third Saturday throughout the year. Estes Park Yoga, Park Place Mall 2nd floor, 145 E. Elkhorn Ave. Estes Park Colorado For more information call 970-586-3254 or Linda Bensey at 970214-7719.

A Journey Of Healing Women's group: A journey of Healing & Spiritual growth -empowering women to take back their life after loss, divorce, depression etc. March 11, 2018 (Sundays 6-8 p.m.) Eight week series $35 per class or $200 for series RSVP Shawn Thompson @ Inner Healing 830-822-0902.

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March Meeting Of The Estes Park Garden Club Don’t Waste Your Waste – Composting at Altitude Please join the Estes Park Garden Club on Monday, March 12th at 10:30 a.m. in the Estes Valley Library’s Hondius Room as we welcome Joan Paskewitz, Tom Tuer, and Robin and Denny Schall. From the outdoor basics to indoor red wigglers, this group will share what they have learned about using kitchen and yard waste to create compost at altitude. They will also discuss how to improve rocky soil and boost plant health without attracting unwanted critters or the displeasure of neighbors (HOAs or POAs). Joan and Tom will include composting basics and methods to adapt to the high country. Robin and Denny’s presentation will include the details and benefits of worm farming, how to get started and how to harvest. Tips will be included on how to successfully manage your farm in bear country. Long-term gardeners from Michigan,

Joan Paskewitz, a retired Physical Therapist, and Tom Tuer, a retired Mechanical Engineer, moved to Pinewood Springs just over two years ago. Both have gardened and composted for decades and are eager to learn the nuances of adapting their knowledge and experiences to their new home. Denny and Robin Schall moved to Colorado from Michigan 20 years ago and have lived in Estes Park for three years. Denny, an engineer, was raised on a farm where he gardened as a child. Robin is a retired Administrative Assistant and volunteers in Estes Park and at Rocky Mountain National Park. As always, the Estes Park Garden Club presents these programs for the general interest of our community. We welcome all who are interested, you do not need to be a member to attend one of our programs. Please join us! This program is being organized by Joan Paskewitz and refreshments are sponsored by the Pinewood Springs members.

Estes Valley Quilt Guild Meeting March 14 The Estes Valley Quilt Guild meets the second Wednesday of each month at Good Samaritan Village, 1901 Ptarmigan Trail. The March meeting is on the 14th. The business meeting begins at 6:45 p.m. However, if you come at 6:30 you will have a chance to catch up with friends. If you are a quilter and visiting in Estes Park, we would love to have you join us for the evening. The Guild does ask for a $10 donation to help cover the costs incurred to bring speakers to the meeting. The speaker this month is Joyce Franklin from Winterset, Iowa. Joyce

will share her experience as a quilter and quilt shop owner. She will present a range of quilts – from antique and traditional to modern and art quilts. A quilter for 46 years, Joyce has seen it all and fully believes quilting has something for everyone. Learn more about Joyce and her shop ( in Madison County, Iowa (just a few doors down from the Iowa Quilt Museum). Joyce’s shop - The Pieceworks Quilt Shop - will be featured in Quilt Sampler this spring! This should be a great evening for quilters of all levels.

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6 Annual Estes Park Friends Of Scouting Breakfast March 16

(Eagle: First Wednesday 3 3-7 -7 -7 Join EVICS for FREE** Wheat Poo oo weekly playgroups! Second Wednesday y 3-14 33 4 Ridge, y Every Wednesday 10:00-11:00 AM CO); Dick Third Wednesday 3-21 3-21 1 Life, Cap@ Estes Valley Community Center Poo oo tain U.S. 660 Community Drive Fourth Wednesday -2 28 day 3 3-28 8 Navy (Ret) P P Estes Park On Friday, March 16, the Estes Park (Eagle: Athens, OH); Terry Rizzuti, **No Estes Valley Community Center Membership Needed community is invited to celebrate Pool Days P ease ring yo r o n to e Gym Days P ease ear non arking ath eti shoes. Stro ers are e o e Commander, American Legion Post Scout-Irish Day as we renew the cama119: Jon Thompson, Owner, Light raderie of Scouting and support Scout Works Commercial Photography (EaLeaders in delivering the fun and valgle: Lubbock, TX), and Bill Marshall, ues of Scouting to Estes youth. Miércoles Primero 3 -7 -7 3-7 retired Treasurer, Nalco (Eagle: Pitts¡Acompáñanos GRATIS a los juegos en This year’s breakfast at The Other Side burgh, PA). er a grupo semanales de EVICS! Restaurant features Estes Park High Miércoles Segunda 3 - 4 g 3-14 Table sponsorships are available at i nasio io Todos los Miércoles de 10:00-11:00 am School Principal Chuck Scott sharing $250. This year’s breakfast goal of Miércoles Tercero 3-21 3-21 1 insights into the exciting “Skilled Pro@ Estes Valley Community Center er a $6,500 is just part of the $13,000 fessions Renaissance” taking place in 660 Community Drive Miércoles Cuarto 3 3-28 -28 8 ($210/ scout) cost to provide training, Estes schools beginning this fall. E S en P Estes Park programs and camp facilities for Estes **No se necesita membresia para el centro comunitario In addition, Eagle Scout Jacob Morse Scouts. and Explorer Megan Miller—both Por la Alberca Por favor traer toa a Por la Gimnasio Por favor traer tenis. arreo as son ienveni as. The Friends of Scouting breakfast is members of Estes Emergency Services Friday, March 16 at The Other Side Explorer Post 911—will share what Restaurant (Coffee: 7:00; Buffet: 7:10; Scouting means to them. For more information contact Parent Educator Supervisor Program: 7:30 to 8:30.) Breakfast is Kristen Berg at In announcing the breakfast, Chairfree, but to ensure adequate seating, g Para Español, contactar a Adriana a man, Bill Marshall observed, “This year reservations are requested. Please we celebrate the 80th anniversary of contact Bill Marshall: wmmarshall@ Troop 8, chartered in 1938 by or tel/text: 847-951-1090. can Legion Post 119. During those 80 The program will include a Friends of years, 26 Scoutmasters and countless Scouting “Ask.” E S offi e o ate .evi volunteers delivered Scouting to over 00 So th Saint rain ve 0- 0 Please join us, bring a friend, and 1,500 youth—of which 84 achieved the e a ort na ffi e nit 2 offi e evi renew the camaraderie of Scouting. rank of Eagle Scout. Estes is fortunate to have many dedicated volunteers devoting countless hours to delivering the fun and values of Scouting to over 65 Estes young people. As a community, 555 Prospect Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517 we also benefit from service projects that Scouts undertake as they earn Specialty Clinic (970) 577-4408 Scout ranks. We encourage the comwww.epmedcenter.coma munity to join us in this once a year celebration supporting Scouting, and we especially hope that former Scouts, FOR AN APPOINTMENT OR QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL THE MARCH 2018 TELEPHONE NUMBER LISTED UNDER THE PHYSICIAN’S NAME. Scouters, Eagle Scouts and Order of the Arrow members will join us.” The dates are subject to change. This schedule and other EPMC information are also available on our website at A team of seasoned Scouts organized this year’s breakfast: Craig Conley, Ca rdiology Ca rdiology Ca rdiology Allergy / Asthma Ca rdiology Owner, Reel Mountain Cinema (Life Chad Stoltz, MD - EPMC Patrick Green, MD Wendy Austin, MD Stephen Treat, MD James Fulton, MD 970-577-4478 Scout); Bob Dickeson, President Emer970-577-4478 970-577-4478 970-577-4478 970-221-2370 Mar.5,7,9,20,21, Mar.30 Mar.2,23 Mar.6,12,13,14,16,19 Mar.9 itus, University of Northern Colorado 26,27,28 (Eagle: Kansas City, MO); Frank LanCPAP Fittings Eric Schroder, RRT Chemotherapy Dermatology caster, Estes Park Town Administrator Dermatology Pacemaker Clinic University of Colorado Health

Specialty Clinic

970-221-1000 Mar.28

Dermatology Sarah Bair, MD 970-667-3116 Mar.1,15,29 Neuro logy Lawrence Meredith 970-667-7664 Mar.13

Oncology Ross McFarland Mar.6

Pulmonology Chris Kempe, DO 970-619-6100 Mar.7

a nd Infusion Clinic 970-586-2317, ext. 4176 Call for appointment

Home Medical Supply 2500 Rocky Mt. Ave. Suite 320, Loveland, CO 80538 970-669-6800 • 970-776-1966 (fax) Weekly - Friday

Ea r, Nose, Throat Kevin Cavanaugh, MD 720-494-9111

Ea r, Nose, Throat Abby Emdur, MD 720-494-3120 Mar.21

Neuro logy Michelle Furmaga, MD 970-586-2200 Mar.2,23

Neur o- Spine Lee Nelson, MD 303-938-5700

Pain Mana gement Matthew Pouliot, DO 970-495-0506

Pain Mana gement Colin Carpenter, MD 970-495-0506 Mar.2

Sleep Disorders Mark Neagle, MD 970-224-9102 Mar.16,30

Sleep Disorders Anne Lassiter, PA- C 970-224-9102 Mar.30

Kristin Baird, MD 303-532-2810 Mar.6,20

Ea r, Nose, Throat Leslie Winter, MD 720-494-3120 Mar.9

Stephanie Christine, PA-C Mar.13,27

Ga stroenterology Lewis Strong, MD 970-669-5432 Mar.1,8,15,29

Ophthal mology Michael Prochoda, MD EPMC–970-586-2200 Mar.1,5,6,8,12,13,14,15, 19,20,22,26,27,28,29

Oncology Matthew Sorensen, MD 970-493-6337 Mar.20

Pain Mana gement Ryan Shedd, CRNA NSPM-C 970-586-2200 Mar.26,27,28,29

Podiat r y Kate Johnson, DPM 970-667-0769 Mar.7,14,21,28

Urology Michael Eddy, MD 970-669-9100 Mar.26

Urology George Phillips, MD 970-669-9100 Mar.5

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ESTES PARK HAPPENINGS For additional information call 800-443-7837 • 970-577-9900

Mar. 9–Mar. 23, 2018


Mar. 15: Mountain Town Trio. Classic Rock and Folk. The Other Side. 6-9pm

Mar. 23: Ice Skating & Ice Fishing. Trout Haven Resorts. 10am-7pm

Mar. 9-11: Leftover Salmon. Bluegrass, rock, country and Cajun. The Stanley Hotel. 8:30pm

Mar. 15: Dempsey/Fox Duo. Jazz. The Estes Park Resort. 6-9pm

Mar. 23: Dahlby & Nadine. Acoustic Duo. Snowy Peaks Winery. 4-6pm

Mar. 15: Open Bluegrass Jam. The Rock Inn. 6pm

Mar. 23: Ray Young. Jazz Piano. Nicky’s Steakhouse. 6pm

Mar. 15: Geeks Who Drink. Trivia. Latitude 105. 6:30pm

Mar. 23: James Davis. Spanish Guitar. Twin Owls Steakhouse. 6-9pm

Mar. 15 & 22: Dine Around Estes. $5 tasting plates at participating restaurants. 4:30-7:30pm Mar. 17: Casino Night. Fundraiser for the Bobcat Booster Club. The Stanley Hotel. 7pm

ENTERTAINMENT & MUSIC Mar. 9: Jamesons Duo. Snowy Peaks Winery. 4-6pm Mar. 9: David Potter. Acoustic. The Rock Inn. 5-8pm Mar. 9-10: Ray Young. Jazz Piano. Nicky’s Steakhouse. 6pm Mar. 9-10: James Davis. Spanish Guitar. Twin Owls Steakhouse. 6-9pm Mar. 9-11: Ice Skating & Ice Fishing. Trout Haven Resorts. 10am-7pm Mar. 9-10, 14, 16-17, 21 & 23: Karaoke. Lonigans. 9pm

Mar. 16: Great Blue. Acoustic. Snowy Peaks Winery. 4-6pm


Mar. 16: Alcapones & Banshee Tree. Fusion. Historic Park Theatre. 7:30pm


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

Mon. & Wed. at 6pm, Fri. & Sat. at 7pm: Sip & Paint. Murphy’s Resort.

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

Mon. & Wed. at 5:30pm Sat. at 9am. Group Bicycle Ride. Via Bicycle Café.

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

Mar. 11 & 18: Daoist Lecture & Tai Chi Class. Dao House. 8:30-10am

Mar. 17: St. Baldrick’s Day. Estes Park Mountain Shop. 4-7pm

Mar. 11 & 18: History & Nature Talk. Rams Horn Village. 5-6pm

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

Mar. 13 & 20: Free 5K Group Fun Run. The Stanley Hotel. 5:30pm

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


Mar. 17: St. Patrick’s Day w/ Chain Station. The Rock Inn. 9pm


Mar. 10: The Q2 Strings and the Rocky Recorders. Shepherd of the Mtns. Lutheran Church. 3pm

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

Mar. 10: Sean Flynn. Acoustic. The Rock Inn. 5-8pm

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

Mar. 10: Dempsey/Fox Duo. Jazz. The Other Side. 5-8pm

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

Mar. 9, 11, 14, 16 & 18: Snowshoe Ecology Walk. Snowshoe with a ranger! Call for reservations.

Mar. 10: David Berg. Piano & Song. Estes Park Resort. 6-9pm

Mar. 20: Bingo. American Legion Post 119. 6-8pm

Mar. 10-11 & 16-17: Wild in Winter. Beaver Meadows VC. 10-11am

Mar. 11: Bingo Night. Rock Cut Brewing Company. 6-7:30pm

Mar. 20: Trivia Night. Rock Cut Brewing Company. 7-8:30pm

Mar. 11: Joseph Lingenfelter. Acoustic. The Other Side. 10am-1pm

Mar. 22: Mountain Town Trio. Classic Rock and Folk. The Other Side. 6-9pm

Mar. 13: Jon Pickett & Friends. Bluegrass. Ed’s Cantina. 6-9pm

Mar. 22: Dempsey/Fox Duo. Jazz. The Estes Park Resort. 6-9pm

Mar. 13: Trivia Night. Rock Cut Brewing Company. 7-8:30pm

Mar. 22: Open Bluegrass Jam. The Rock Inn. 6pm

Mar. 14: Estes Park High School Concert Band and Estes Park Village Band. EPHS Auditorium. 7-8pm

Mar. 22: Geeks Who Drink. Trivia. Latitude 105. 6:30pm

Visit RMNP Visitor Centers to learn about park wildlife, programs & more! Call for details. 970-586-1206

Rocky Mountain Conservancy Programs: Fees apply & registration is required. Call for classes: 970-586-3262 Mar. 9: Photographing Winter Landscapes. 5am-12pm Mar. 10: Winter Ecology. Snowshoeing trek for kids & families. 9am-1pm

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Estes Valley Community Center Is Now Open!

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Protégé By Ballet Renaissance

Ballet Renaissance’s new Protégé Program, modeled after BR’s long standing outreach program in southeast Michigan, kicked off last month in Loveland, thanks to the generosity of Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County (which donates space), and Group Publishing (BR’s recent Larimer County Community Service Award). Protégé hosts a platform for particularly focused and committed students with an interest in, and commitment to, classical studies, regardless of financial circumstance. Students receive complimentary ballet classroom attire and ballet training, as well as the opportunity to participate in BR performances, in exchange for commitment to attend class regularly, dress neatly in required dress code, and work in a polite and focused manner during class time. In Loveland, Protégé classes take place in the BGCLC Pulliam Building’s Music Room, which already had mirrors on one wall. Thanks to support from generous individuals and a grant from First Western Trust, Ballet Renaissance was able to purchase and install a sprung marley covered dance floor (important for safe and effective training) as well as portable ballet barres for the space (fall 2016). This season’s students also had the opportunity to attend a recent production of Colorado Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet, in Denver. Of Protégé, Dr. Heidi Rothberg, Ballet Renaissance’s newest Board Member shared, “It is important and encouraging that two School of American Ballet alumni are scouting for talent in local communities and supporting these students in their quest for excellence. ” “These children are our future, ” said Ms. Mary Hammel, one of BR’s Founding Members, “ I believe Ballet Renaissance is an enduring strength in our community, and to that end, I have included BR in my estate plan-

ning. And I encourage readers to consider doing the same. ” Dr. William Kupsky, long-time BR Board Member and supporter of the BR’s Outreach program in Michigan shared, "Over its twenty year history, Ballet Renaissance has given hundreds of children the opportunity to experience the world of classical music and dance. Ballet training helps to develop discipline, strength, coordination, and grace, and Ballet Renaissance’s mission is ever more important." This summer Protégé will work hand in hand with Ballet Renaissance’s third annual summer program for BGCLC, sponsored in part by support from the Estes Valley Community Fund; and with Ayana’s Hope, BR’s developing endowed tuition assistance fund, to which so many here in our community have given. Ballet Renaissance, (“Dance Rebirth”), is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, committed to educating and inspiring youth and the community through the art of classical ballet. The original branch of Ballet Renaissance was founded in June of 1997 in southeast Michigan. In 2011, Co-Directors Furnish and Kokoszka established a second branch of Ballet Renaissance in northern Colorado, which works in partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County and Estes Park’s Center Stage. For more information about Ballet Renaissance, or to support or participate in Protégé, please call 970-480-7697, email: or visit Since 1986, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County (BGCLC) has been at the forefront of youth development, working with young people from disadvantaged economic, social, and family circumstances in Loveland

and Fort Collins, since 1994 in Wellington, and since 2014 in Estes Park through a summer program. BGCLC currently serves over 3,500 youth in Larimer County each year. For more information about the Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County and our programs, please call 970-2231709 or visit

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Local Young Chautauqua Performers Bring History Alive By: Amelia Bryant, guest writer and Young Chautauquan, age 12

On March 16 & 17th and April 13 at the 7 p.m. at the Estes Valley Library, students from Estes Park ages 6-18 will be performing detailed monologues about memorable historical figures. These children have been researching and studying people such as Marie Antoinette, Bloody Mary, Helen Keller, Frida Kahlo and many more. These young people will perform in character, as if they really are that person. They will dress as them, act as them, and tell many stories and facts about their lives. Young Chautauqua has been a tradition in Estes Park for more than ten years! Katherine Du-

galls, Harry Houdini, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Helen Hayes and Kathryn Switzer. Finally, on Friday, April 13, we have Joni Mitchell, Nellie Bly, Marilyn Monroe, Eleanor Roosevelt, Annie Oakley, Grace Kelly, Julie Andrews, Jane Austen, John Wesley Powell and Queen Victoria. This event is open to the public and takes place at the Estes Valley Library at 7 p.m. by the Fireplace Corner. Young Chautauqua is a great learning experience for both the presenters and the audience. These kids have worked very hard on this project, and we encourage all to come.

Chloe Burke 11th Grade Congratulations to Chloe Burke, Student of the Week for March 9, 2018. School activities Chloe participates in are Student Council, she is a Cultural Leadership Representative with Eagle Rock School, she’s on the Prom Committee, a member of BIONIC Club and the Environmental Club. Chloe is the Junior Class President, Student Council Vice President, BIONIC Club President, a member of National Honor Society and she maintains a 4.0 GPA. Outside of school she enjoys hik-

ing, reading, watching Bob Ross and drawing and painting. Chloe’s favorite quote is “You can’t just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood” “What mood is that?” “Last minute panic” by Calvin & Hobbes. This is applicable to her because she said she was filling out this questionnaire about herself two minutes before it was due! After high school Chloe would like to join the Peace Corps so she can travel the world helping those in need.

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.

mont, who works at the Estes Park Elementary and Middle Schools, guides these young scholars during weekly workshops under the sponsorship of the Estes Valley Library. This program is possible through the Library Friends & Foundation, and specifically through a Memorial Fund from longtime Estes Park Resident and Young Chautauqua enthusiast, Katie Speer. On Friday, March 16, we will have Helen Keller, Anne Sullivan, Tituba, Shirley Temple, Queen Bloody Mary, Audrey Hepburn, Margaret Brown and Ginger Rogers perform. On Saturday, March 17, we have Albert Einstein, Frida Kahlo, Amelia Earhart, Orville and Wilbur Wright, Marie Antoinette, Laura In-

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Auditions For “How To Eat Like A Child”

Calling all young thespians! Auditions for the Fine Arts Guild’s Youth Theater production, How to Eat Like a Child and Other Lessons in Not Being a Grownup will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, March 11, in the Hondius Room at the Estes Valley Library, and at 6:30 p.m., Monday, March 12, in the Wasson Room at the library. No previous experience is necessary to participate in Youth Theater Camp, we love having students with experience as well as those who have never been on stage before. The production camp, for those who want to be on stage, is open to students who will have completed third grade through high school, and the technical camp, for those who want to work back stage building and painting sets and props, run the sound system and work as stage hands for the performance, is open to those who will have completed 6th grade through high school. Camp will be held Monday through Friday, July 9-20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., with public performances Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22. The Youth Theater Camp is a tuition based camp. Tuition for the production camp is $225 for the first child in the family with a 10% reduction for additional children in the same family. Tuition for the technical camp is $175 with the same 10% reduction for additional

children from the same family. The Bria Brown Memorial Scholarship fund is available to assist in covering the cost of camp for qualified students. Scholarship forms will be available at auditions. Students wishing to audition for the production camp are encouraged to pick up an audition packet at the circulation desk at the Library and to bring the completed packet to auditions. Auditions will include presentation of a monologue, either memorized or read, singing a song of the student’s choice either with CD accompaniment or acapella, and learning and performing a short choreography. Monologues are included in the audition packet. Additional audition packets will be available at auditions for students who have not gotten one in advance. Technical theater participants do not need to audition, but should come to auditions to sign up or contact Kathy Littlejohn at or 970-218-6005. How to Eat Like a Child is a collection of 23 lessons by kids on the joys of being a child. Fast-paced and upbeat, it will be a fun show in which to participate and for the audience to enjoy! Director, Kerry Aiken and Musical Director, Denise Stookesberry hope to see you at auditions!!

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

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

DISTRICT TOM DONNELLY 9 to 10:30 a.m. March 14, 2018 Estes Valley Community Center (380 Community Dr, Estes Park)

Kelly Claypool, Estes Valley Recreation Coordinator for Senior and Active Adults, will be sharing info on the new Estes Valley Community Center and giving a tour of the facility. Comments on upcoming land use items cannot be taken at these meetings, however we can share details about public hearing opportunities. For more info or to be added to the email list for citizen meetings, contact Alisha Jeffers at (970)498-7149 or or at

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Makerspace: What Inspires You Will Inspire The Future By: Allison Cavis, Library IT Specialist

“When in doubt, go to the library. ” A bit of timeless wisdom, well-expressed by Hermione Granger of “Harry Potter” fame. You can see why we chose it to adorn the window of the Makerspace at the Estes Valley Library. Last month, we took the next step to-

projects while sharing ideas, equipment, and knowledge.” Many of us have hobbies or skills that we’d enjoy sharing with others. Many of us have thought, ‘I sure wish I could learn how to … ’. Like the library that surrounds it, the Makerspace provides a welcoming environment for us to learn, collaborate, explore, invent, create and

dents who have already shared their great ideas, we’d love to hear from you: There’s just one week left before the survey ends on March 15! As a “thank you” for your time, you’ll be entered in a random drawing for a Makerspace grand prize. One lucky responder will win a beautiful eightdrawer wood toolbox, perfect for storing tools and craft supplies and adding a decorative touch to your home workshop. We can’t wait to hear your ideas. For this survey, no ideas are too big or too small. Tell us what intrigues you. We’ll sort the data, identify common themes,

then develop a plan for Makerspace equipment and programs based upon the community’s responses. In the meantime, the Makerspace is off to a busy start. Last night, we hosted our first-ever Seed and Plant Cutting Exchange. Tonight, our 3D Models & Printing workshop is completely full (we’ll repeat it this fall). Waiting in the wings this season: Bicycle Tune-Up Tips, Interactive Electronics with Arduino, and a Crafters’ Idea Exchange. Thank you to the Library Friends & Foundation and two generous anonymous donors for making it possible. Take the Makerspace Survey before March 15 and tell us what inspires you.

Partners Extends Thanks ward the future of this new space by beginning to gather feedback on how best to equip this creative space and what programs to develop in the months and years to come. So far, we’ve received over 150 responses, filled with ideas and insights that will help us match Makerspace offerings with local needs and interests. You may recall the definition of a Makerspace: “a place where people with shared interests can gather to work on

dream together. A Makerspace can be multi-faceted: traditions, tools, and technology. Traditions that have been with us for centuries: painting, sewing, weaving, papermaking. Tools that shape, chop, assemble, and disassemble. Technology to record and edit, to prototype a new idea, or create an impossible-to-find replacement part. This list is only the beginning. If you’re not one of the 150 respon-

Partners Mentoring Youth would like to thank everyone who attended the 15th Annual Red Envelope Dinner. We had a great night celebrating and supporting our mission of matching positive adult mentors with youth who are facing challenges. Partners Mentoring Youth will serve 34 Estes Park youth in 2018that's 34 local kids who gain confidence, social skills, academic ability and hope for the future. Special thanks to all who donated to support our program in Estes Park to help kids thrive. If you missed this year's Red Envelope Dinner, we hope that you will still consider giving to Partners Mentoring Youth. Donations can be sent to Partners Mentoring Youth at P.O. Box 484, Estes Park, CO 80517 or contributed online at Special thanks to Rob and Julie Pieper

for their generous support in hosting this event at Mama Rose's Restaurant, to the staff at Mama Rose's for all their hard work, and to Estes Park Rent All for donating the sound system. Owen S., Sally Park and Mimi Hardendorf were our speakers for the evening and did a fabulous job. Pete McKellar, Julie Phares, Kay Rosenthal, Kathy Nauman, Mark Wandas, Mimi Hardendorf, Maureen Gootz and Jamaiqa, Sara Barwinski and Ayla, Carolyn Lavallee and Owen also helped make this event a success. Partners Mentoring Youth is in need of Senior Partners for both our Community Based Program and our School Based Program! We provide training to volunteers before we match them with a youth. Please call 970-5779348 or email and make a difference in the life of a child.

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What’s Happening At The Estes Valley Library Final Week: Library Makerspace Survey Through Thursday, March 15 There is still time to share ideas for the programs and tools to be part of the new Library Makerspace room. One survey entry will be drawn at random to win a decorative wood toolbox. Take the survey at Making Informed Decisions: Health Literacy “Being Mortal” Book Club Thursday, March 15, 6:30-8 p.m., Hondius Room Atul Gawande’s acclaimed book “Being Mortal” is discussed in this three-part series, which continues on March 22 and 29. Gawande, a practicing surgeon, delves into the challenges faced as the medical world confronts the inescapable realities of aging and death. Register at and pick up a complimentary copy of the book. Teen Zone Young Chautauqua Performances Friday and Saturday, March 16 and 17, 7 p.m., Fireplace Corner The public is invited to attend live performances by students in the Young Chautauqua program. Building on their own personal research, costumed performers will present a first-person monologue in character, then take audience questions. Made possible by the Library Friends & Foundation and the Katie Speer Estate. Youth and Town Candidates Meetand-Greet Wednesday, March 21, 7-9 p.m., Hondius Room Local youth are invited to a meet-andgreet with the candidates for Town Board. Young people will be able to ask

questions, learn views on local issues, and understand what inspires the candidates to serve. Co-hosted by the Estes Park League of Women Voters. Register to attend at Creating Young Readers: Children and Families Storybook Explorers: Book Club for Ages 3 to 5 Saturday, March 17, 11:15-11:45 a.m., Hondius Room Families with preschoolers will have the opportunity to take home a copy of the book “I Like Myself,” a literary ode to self-esteem. Register at Kids’ Book Club: “Magic Tree House” Saturday, March 17, 2-3:30 p.m., Hondius Room Elementary school age children may pick up a complimentary copy of the book “Magic Tree House: Earthquake in the Early Morning.” Readers will receive a discussion packet beforehand. Register at Try-It Tuesday: Felting Spring Bunnies Tuesday, March 20, 4-5 p.m., Hondius Room Children ages 5 to 11 will learn how to attach wool to felt using simple needlework to create a colorful animal to take home. Register at

Tech Literacy iPad and iPhone Basics Monday, March 12, 4:30- 6 p.m., Wasson Room This workshop offers an overview of the basics: connecting to library Wi-fi, searching the web, taking photos, using the App Store, and sending messages. Attendees should bring their iPad and/or iPhone. Register at Tech Express Drop-In Wednesday, March 14, 4:30-6 p.m., Makerspace Drop in for answers to quick questions about your phone, tablet, laptop, email, apps, or accounts. Library staff will try where possible to diagnose issues or make recommendations for follow-up. Register in advance at Satisfy Curiosity: Lifelong Learning Fake News Online: To Share or Not to Share Monday, March 19, 10-11:30 a.m., Hondius Room A recent study showed that 62% of adults get their news via social media. Learn how to be a wiser news consumer and distinguish among news, opinion, advertising, and outright misinformation. Bring your device or use a library laptop for this hands-on session. Register at

Welcome to the USA Programs Citizenship Exam Preparation Thursday, March 15, 7- 8:30 p.m., Wasson Room This workshop is for those wishing to complete the necessary forms and begin preparations for the U. S. citizenship examination. Register by contacting Aracely Thomas at 970-586-8116, ext. 836, or by email at 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. Visit Comfortable Places The Twig: New Library Mini-Branch The all-new Twig has opened at the Estes Valley Community Center at 660 Community Drive. Library patrons may use the online catalog to direct holds to this convenient new branch, where they can be checked out inside and returned at a drive-up book drop. This self-serve kiosk is open the same hours as the Community Center. The mini-branch was made possible by a generous anonymous donor to the Library Friends & Foundation.

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Combined EPHS Concert Band/Village Band Concert, Wednesday, March 14

On Wednesday, March 14 at 7:00 the public is warmly invited to enjoy backto-back performances by the Estes Park High School (EPHS) Concert Band and the Estes Park Village Band in the EPHS auditorium. No charge for admission. This is an annual event that members of both bands enjoy sharing with each other, especially when they sit side-by-side, joining their musical talents in the final two numbers.

inspiring numbers, the student musicians will, at last, bring the winterweary audience Into the Joys of Spring by James Swearingen. This major work progresses from Winterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fury into a glorious Spring Awakening, and finally an exuberant Celebration of Joy. After mastering their difficult separate parts in each of these new pieces, these young musicians have learned to mine its emotional depths.




The prize-winning EPHS Concert Band will call the audience to attention with its first selection, Balmegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Reverberations. This piece passes a rapid, pulsing four-beat pattern from section to section. In other words it reverberates. Then the band will shift to Steve Rouseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s beautiful arrangement of the beloved, Swing Low, introduced by a young trumpet soloist. After these two

Moving into the adult band membersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; portion of the concert, conductor Loren Johnson will lead them in Clifton Williamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Strategic Air Command Concert March, composed in 1965, eight years before Johnson, now retired, took command of the Strategic Air Command Band. He knows this stirring march very well. Next, to celebrate the many accomplishments

The Alcapones & Banshee Tree At Historic Park Theatre Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss a great concert when The Alcapones and Banshee Tree perform at the Historic Park Theatre in Estes Park Friday, March 16. Banshee Tree kicks off the night at 7:30 p.m. followed by The Alcapones. Yes, there is room to dance in front of the stage! Five dollars from each ticket will be donated to a local non-profit, EVICS (Estes Valley Investment In Childhood Success). The Alcapones-play homegrown ska and reggae tunes inspired by mountain living. The Alcapones is a group from Coloradoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Front Range area with a mix of vocal and instrumental music that brings a new-school feel to what was made popular in Jamaica during the 1960s. From raw originals to jazz/ska/reggae fusion, you will find that The Alcapones continuously inspire your feet on the dance floor. Raise your spirit and celebrate life like a gangster of

love! Banshee Tree-Currently located in the Front Range, Banshee Tree has quickly developed a reputation as one of Coloradoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most multifaceted young bands. Combining the sounds of acoustic instruments with a diverse blend of EDM, Jam, & Early Jazz. Thomas LaFondâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s intrepid lyrics & compositions serve as a platform for Hot Swing, Pop Folk, and deep house grooves. Fans of Gogol Bordello, Caravan Palace, and Django Reinhardt will appreciate this driving, earthy acoustic dance music. Their newest release, â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the Company of Crows,â&#x20AC;? is currently available through Bandcamp, Itunes, and Spotify. Tickets are $20 in advance. $25 day of concert and can be purchased at or at the box office prior to the performance. The Historic Park Theatre is located at 130 Moraine Ave., Estes Park.

audience.â&#x20AC;? In another vein, locally popular vocal of American athletes in the recent, soloist, Jan McCown Ertl, will offer 2018 Olympics, the Village Band will Martina McBrideâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Blessed, arranged play John Williamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Olympic Theme, for concert band by Chuck Penningincluded in a medley of his most faton. Then, continuing with more slapmous themes. Then to celebrate the stick, the band will play Elena Rousupcoming St. Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day, the band sanova Lucasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; The Great Chaplin will back trombone soloist Curtis Fox (2015). The subdivisions of this piece playing the beautiful, traditional Irish truly characterize the versatile talents tune, Danny Boy. of this comic mime artist and silentThe first composition conductor Jeff film-maker who was extremely popuKlintberg will lead deserves special at- lar before the â&#x20AC;&#x153;talkiesâ&#x20AC;? took over; Just tention because its world-famous com- Kidding Around, Sometimes Sad, and poser, Jerry Brubaker is now living Lights! Camera! Action! right here in Estes Park. Brubaker Elena Lucas is an new, up-and-comâ&#x20AC;&#x153;laughingly and lovinglyâ&#x20AC;? composed Frolics, Antics, and a Serenade especially for two musicians who play in the Village Band in the summers, Dave and Jan Scott, trumpet and clarinet soloists, respectively. Brubaker says â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a mostly comic, mostly tongue in cheek piece, inspired by a video of Harpo and Chico Marx playing piano four hands in a comic style. Their performance literally embodies slapstick! In the middle movement the soloists truly serenade the audience and each other in a very melodious style. He hopes the local audience will enjoy it. When asked how the Scotts happened to commission Brubaker to write this piece for them, Dave wrote, â&#x20AC;&#x153;One of the wonderful things about   being part of the Estes Park Village Band is getting to meet quickly a cross ing Russian composer whose music is section of the people that live in this already being played world-wide. Curvalley. A few years back a new member rently, she is a Professor of Composijoined in the French horn section, tion at Berklee School of Music. Jerry Brubaker, and we got to know As a culminating finale, Ms. Monroe him as a good friend and wonderful will return to the podium to conduct player. One night after the 2013 flood two numbers by the two combined we got to perform his Mountain concert bands. First they will perform Strong March. We were very moved Eric Whitacreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s October, a lush tone with his obvious skills as a composer poem for concert band that gives the and his deep musical understanding. musicians plenty of opportunities to We applied for and were fortunate to build to emotional high points. By receive a grant through McNeese State contrast the final piece will be Jaime University, where we both are on facTexidorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s paso doble, Amparito Roca, ulty. We asked Jerry to compose a one of the best known Spanish compopiece for clarinet, trumpet and concert sitions around the world. Because the band. The premiere of Frolics, Antics, Village Band members have always and a Serenade took place November loved playing it, they are delighted to 1, 2017 in Louisiana to enthusiastic ap- share it with the younger musicians in plause. We are looking forward to the Estes Park High School Concert sharing this piece with the Estes Park Band for a rousing finale. Ole!

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Tickets Now Available For Fine Arts Guild Presentation Of “Private Lives”

Rehearsals for the Fine Arts Guild’s production of Noel Coward’s Private Lives continue and the actors are anxious to have an audience to react to their dialogue.

Their respective spouses, Sybil Prynne and Victor Chase are played by Jessica Michak and Ben Edwards. Stephanie Soliday appears as Louise, the French maid who speaks only French, has a somewhat less than pleasant personality, and doesn’t have much patience with anyone who does not speak her native language. The set, designed and constructed under the guidance of Director, Greig Steiner, includes light globes rescued from the Riverside Ballroom before it was demolished in 1970 and original art pieces from Mr. Steiner’s collection. All help to transform the stage into balconies along the French Riviera and a posh Paris apartment. Performances will be at Hempel Auditorium, YMCA of the Rockies, March

16, 17, 23, & 24 at 7:30 p.m. and on March 18 and 24 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are available at Macdonald Book Shop, at the door and online at $15 adults, $12 seniors (62+) and $10 under 18. Add $1

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This classic comedy was written by Mr. Coward for him to star in and he played the lead role of Elyot Chase in the original London production in 1930 with Gertrude “Gertie” Lawrence as Amanda Prynne. A Broadway production followed in 1931. In the Guild’s production, Julie Phares plays Amanda Prynne and Charles Phares appears as Elyot Chase.

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Deb Youngbluth Joins Keller Williams Realty Northern Colorado

Keller Williams Realty is excited to have Deb Youngbluth join our team. She joined Keller Williams Northern Colorado in January 2018 and is living and working in Estes Park. Deb started her career as an avionics engineer working in civil service for the US Airforce in Utah where she was born and raised. After 10 years she moved on to the computer disk drive industry, which moved her and her family to Colorado.    She married Jeffrey Youngbluth of Premier Home Remodeling in 2017 and moved to Estes Park. Together they have four children, three grandchildren and

two dogs. While raising a family, Deb earned her BS in Marketing and Business Management. Her love for working and mentoring children led her to volunteer with Jr. Achievement for over 15 years and she currently volunteers with an Estes Park Elementary 2nd Grade class. De said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;It has been very exciting joining Keller Williams, the social butterfly in me gets to come out and help families find a home in one of the most beautiful places in the world.â&#x20AC;? You can contact Deb at or at 303-517-2283.

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On Saturday, March 10th at 3:00 p.m. at Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church (SMLC), 2000 Ptarmigan Trail, Peak to Peak Concerts will proudly present, not one but, two excellent, local chamber music ensembles: The Q2 Strings and the Rocky Recorders. This is the fifth year they have performed together in this venue, always to an enthusiastic crowds. The program will offer something for everyone.

Similarly, the members of the Rocky Recorders, Kathy Bowers, Marti DeYoung, Kristi Fjare, Robert Keep, Steve Pearson, and Mark Richards are also essential members of OSEP. They have also been playing together for many years. Their part of this program will begin in the Renaissance style most typical of recorder ensembles with music by J. H. Schein and Orlando Gibbons; but then they will switch abruptly to a Twentieth Century mode with A Touch of Spain by Don Mura and Three into Five by Brian Bonsor. For a full orchestral sound, the two groups will join to present Giovanni Gabrieliâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Canzon Noni Toni a 8, a piece that originally would have been played antiphonally, four on each side, resounding across the huge sanctuary of  *%)!$#*)* &)($*#'$"*&)*' St. Markâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in Venice.

$)(#"* &%*')$(!$"*&)%! To add to these pleasures of sight and ('$* sound, the Peak to Peak Committee will The Q2 Strings, made up of Karen Oloffer a reception after the concert so son (violin), Marti DeYoung (violin), that patrons can meet these musicians Kathy Hornbein (viola), and Mary Jo and their many mutual friends. This soAndrew (cello), have a special treat in cial event is always very welcome in the store for Peak to Peak patrons: The midst of the isolating throes of winter. Terezin Collection. Terezin, or ThereBecause the Peak to Peak Concerts Sesienstadt, was the site of a Nazi concenries is sponsored by OSEP, no admission tration camp where music and art was charge is expected, but donations will be allowed and eventually displayed for deeply appreciated to defray the costs of propaganda purposes. Of course particithe musiciansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; printed music, as well as pation did not exempt the Jewish artists, to reward them for their musical traincomposers and musicians from being ing and long hours of rehearsal. Checks transferred made out to ninety OSEP will be taxmiles to the deductible. gas chamImportant dates bers of to save: The anAuschwitz, nual combined but much Village of their Band/Estes Park music reHigh School mains and (EPHS) Band has been Concert, involvpublished ing some of these so that musame musicians, sic-lovers '*(')()#"*)*%( (*(&)#'$"* &% will be given on such as '()#"*&)%!*('$"*&)*!&)#*

Wednesday, these local '()%* ((*'%*!%)("* )!#%!*&)(* March 14 at 7:00 musicians Courtesy photos p.m. in the EPHS and their auditorium; the next and final Peak to patrons can enjoy it. The string quartet Peak Concert in the 2017-2018 series will also be playing classical pieces by will be given at 3:00 p.m. at SMLC by Mozart and Arriaga. Mary and Barry Hannigan on April 18; The members of Q2, have been playing and the spring Oratorio Concerts will together for many years, sometimes as a be given at the Presbyterian Community quartet, sometimes as a quintet, and Church of the Rockies on Friday, April usually have been coached by violist 27th at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 28th Claudia Hook. The Oratorio Society of at 2:00 p.m. Estes Park (OSEP) always relies on the For further information, go to members of Q2 to form the backbone of its orchestra.

Estes Park Artists Vickie Mastron And The Late John Kirsch To Be Featured At The Art Center

Dragonflies and Paduk by Vickie Mastron The Art Center of Estes Park is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition, “Multi Media Medley,” March 16-April 21, 2018. This show will feature Estes Park artist Vickie Mastron as well as art by the late John Kirsch in the Sun Room. Please join us for the opening reception Friday, March 16, 5-7:00 p.m., which will include food, wine and live guitar music. This show is sponsored by Del and Linda Hope of Loveland, and Cynthia Price Reedy of Estes Park, and is free and open to the public. Vickie Mastron grew up in the Los Angeles area of Southern California. Her earliest creative endeavors focused on

writing stories and poetry which she embellished with her elaborate illustrations. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in ceramics from California State University at Fullerton and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Southern California. While working on her master’s degree at USC, she expanded her exploration of materials and began utilizing metal and various found objects in her work and earned her MFA degree in Intermedia Sculpture. After “running away with the gypsies” and spending the summer of 1984 camping and working at the Colorado (where she met her husband) and Minnesota Renaissance fairs, Vickie moved to Boulder in January 1985. In 1991 she moved to Estes Park. She became an artist member of the Art Center in 2004, and became the Gallery Manager there in 2010. Vickie teaches the Intergenerational art classes at the Art Center, and is often invited as a guest art instructor for Explore Week at Eagle Rock School. Vickie’s show is an eclectic collection of pieces further exploring multimedia through materials including embossed metal, fiber and jewelry. From her wall pieces that seemingly have a narrative that develops out of the sophisticated interplay of materials, to the blush on her embossed copper studies of nature, to the brilliant colors of her felted landscapes, all are the fruit of a spirit driven to explore and create. The late John Kirsch was a long time summer resident of Estes Park. He was born in Austria just outside of Salzburg, and studied art in Vienna and Munich on Austrian government scholarships. John fought for Austria in World War I and was one of the soldiers who participated in the historic Christmas Eve truce where the entrenched opposing soldiers played soccer, exchanged cigarettes and sang Christmas carols, only to return to battle with each other the next day. John was captured and interred in a

2018 Monday Artisans Market In Estes Park, Colorado Join the Monday Artisans Market! Buy Local. Buy Art. ...bringing local, original, handmade art to Estes Park, Colorado The Monday Artisans Market invites all Colorado artisans to submit art for consideration for the 2018 season of the Monday Artisans Market at Riverside Plaza, downtown Estes Park, Colorado. Join our outdoor weekly Artisans Market at the beautiful Riverside Plaza in downtown Estes Park. The market encompasses a carefully curated, handmade-only market place. The 2018 season opens on the first Monday in June and continues every Monday until the last Monday in August.

The Monday Artisans Market offers artisans an affordable, open-air marketplace to build a local following, network with a community of artisans, and benefit from group marketing and publicity. You may sign up for each week throughout the summer, or you may choose to participate as a drop-in vendor, filling in your schedule between shows and fairs. All quality artists and crafters are encouraged to apply. Application Deadline: May 5, 2018 Early Bird Discount, March 15th, 10% off vendor fees Contact Mary & Frank Crone at for any questions regarding the process.

Russian POW camp. When it became known that he was an artist, he was ordered to teach art to a small group of children. These were the children of Czar Nickolas. Later John escaped the POW camp. He and another artist set

Mt. Ypsilon Fall by John Kirsch out, having to climb under a barbed wire fence. John made it… the other man was not so fortunate and was machine gunned down. John ultimately came to the United States sponsored by Conrad Schmitt Studios, and first visited Estes Park in the early forties. He loved Estes Park, as it reminded him of Austria and the Alps. He built his studio in Estes Park in 1944. His Estes “chalet” was, and still is, lovingly highlighted with traditional Austrian alpine motifs painted as a distinctive decoration on the exterior and deck railing. John loved peace, and animals,

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and could often be found painting with a chipmunk sitting in his lap. We invite you to visit the Art Center to see the art of this incredible man. Kirsch’s grandson, John, will be available at the reception to answer questions and share stories. Also on display in the gallery will be the outstanding work of the other Art Center artist members, including works in oil painting, watercolor, pastel, jewelry, ceramics, charcoal, graphite, glass, wood, sculpture, fiber, photography, and printmaking. The Art Center 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 the artist and contribute to the Art Center’s education and community outreach. The Art Center is located at 517 Big Thompson Avenue, in Middle Stanley Village, below Safeway and above Subway. For more information, please call the Art Center at 970-586-5882 or visit our website at Winter gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The gallery is closed Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday through mid-May.

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Senior Services Offerings From EVRPD Estes Valley Recreation and Park District (EVRPD), provider of numerous recreational and community activities in the Estes Valley, is pleased to offer a robust schedule of programs, classes and outings for Estes Valley seniors. Here are a few of the featured programs. For a complete listing of activities, including registration information, visit Fitness Funded by a grant from the Larimer County Office on Aging as part of a fall prevention initiative, this eight-week Nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Balance class series will be offered at the new Estes Valley Community Center. Nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Balance is an evidence-based program developed by the Consortium for Older Adult Wellness. This is a progressive ex-

ercise class that will help you feel better, decrease falls, and increase self-confidence and independence. Certified Nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Balance instructors Kelly Claypool and Beth Headley will lead the class. The eightweek series will be held twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., April 3 through May 24. There is no cost, however, donations to the Larimer County Office on Aging are welcome. Registration will open on Tuesday, March 20 and must be done in person at the community center. Registration for the series includes a brief preassessment. Contact instructor Kelly Claypool at 970-586-8191 to learn more. Class participants must be at least 60 years old and a resident of Larimer County. The class includes pre- and post-test assessments which measure lower body strength, agility and balance. During the class, you will learn tips on how to keep your balance if you feel like you are going to fall and give your body the

strength and training it needs to have better balance. For more information on the Consortium for Older Adult Wellness, please visit their website at or call (888) 900-COAW. For more information on the Larimer County Office on Aging, please visit their website at or call 970498-7750. Day Trips EVRPD is excited to offer a day trip to see a special exhibit at the Denver Art Museum. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Degas: A Passion for Perfectionâ&#x20AC;? showcases prolific French artist Edgar Degasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; works from 1855 to 1906, including paintings, drawings, pastels, etchings, monotypes and sculptures. The

Denver Art Museum is the sole American venue for this exhibition. Participants will also be given time for lunch and exploration of the museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s other

collections. The trip will take place on Wednesday, March 28, and the registration deadline is Wednesday, March 14. The van will depart the Estes Valley Community Center at 10 a.m. and return approximately 4 p.m. The trip fee is $48 and includes round-trip transportation, entry to the museum, and a ticket to the Degas exhibition. To register, visit, call (970) 5868191, or stop by the Community Center at 660 Community Drive. Registration For more information about the new community center, to purchase a membership or inquire about senior services, visit or call 970-586-8191.

Sweet Dogs Need New, Forever Homes

Cute, little Daphne and Shaggy are young chihuahua dogs who came to Estes Park from New Mexico. They are very sweet and friendly siblings which could be adopted separately but they do great together if anyone is looking for a cute pair of dogs, under five pounds each. Daphne and Shaggy are living at the Animal Hospital of the Rockies, 453 Pine River Ln. Call (970) 586-4703 to meet either of these cute pups. Wilma is about 18 months old. She is a dachshund/ chihuahua mix. She is good with other dogs and loves people. She is housetrained and about 17 lbs. She is in foster care and will be available very soon. Please call Carolyn for more information or to set up a meeting with Wilma. (970) 586-5121. Lucky is approximately ten years old and in great health. She is just under six pounds and is friendly, house trained and good with other dogs of all sizes. Please call Carolyn for more information or to set up a meeting at (970) 586-5121. Parker is about five years old and weighs 10 lbs. He is sweet, very friendly and an adorable dog. Stop down to the Pet Lodge at the Animal Medical Center on Manford Avenue to meet Parker or call 586-9282 for more information. 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, CO 80517. For more information, contact Carolyn Fairbanks, President of the Pet Association at (970) 586-5121.



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U-Haul Partners With Up Top Towing In Estes Park

U-Haul Company of Colorado is pleased to announce that Up Top Towing has signed on as a U-Haul® neighborhood dealer to serve the Estes Park community. Up Top Towing at 875 Moraine Ave. will offer U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment, moving supplies and in-store pick-up for boxes. The arrival of U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 is revolutionizing the moving industry through its more convenient, more secure way to pick up and return a truck. U-Haul live verification technology allows rental transactions to be carried out entirely on a smartphone at any hour – day or night. There are no membership fees. Simply visit to create an online account. Normal business hours are 8 a. m.5 p.m. MondayFriday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Afterhours dropoff is available for customer convenience. Reserve U-Haul products at this dealer location by calling (970) 480-0748 or visiting today. Up Top Towing owner Dorian Cox is proud to team with the industry leader in do-it-yourself moving and self-storage

to better meet the demands of Larimer County. U-Haul and Up Top Towing are striving to benefit the environment through sustainability initiatives. Truck sharing is a core U-Haul sustainability business practice that allows individuals to access a fleet of trucks that is larger than what they could access on an individual basis. Every U-Haul truck placed in a community helps keep 19 personally owned large-capacity vehicles, pickups, SUVs and vans off the road. Fewer vehicles means less traffic congestion, less pollution, less fuel burned and cleaner air. Up Top Towing is a great place to become U-Haul Famous®. Take your picture in front of a U-Haul product, send it in and your face could land on the side of a U-Haul truck. Upload your photo through Instagram using #uhaulfamous, or go to to submit photos and learn more. Contact: Gabrielle Gracida, External Communications Intern Jeff Lockridge, External Communications E-mail: Phone: 602-760-4941 Website:

Thanks “A Ton” Estes Park

Recycling Update By: Judi Smith

A recent bill before our Colorado State Legislature would have supported affordable housing with a .25 cent tax on plastic bag use. An interesting concept, but is it really the way to go? This law did not suggest a fee per bag, as most home rule cities and towns have considered and many have passed, but a single quarter regardless of how many bags were consumed. The proposal failed in committee on January 31st of this year. There is a decided trend in Colorado to rid our landscapes of the flimsy plastics that blow in the wind, clutter our landscapes, and catch the antlers of our wildlife or worse yet, end up in the stomachs of dead animals (discovered in autopsy). Some municipalities are limiting the affected businesses to grocers, but an overwhelming majority are including all retail locations. While a few communities continue to charge fees for using plastic bags, a growing number of Colorado locations are resorting to an outright ban. And many of those banning plastic are instituting fees (to the customers) for single use paper bags. Our household has a closet full of various bags from simple sacks to duffle bags and backpacks, all of which would pass the most recent (18 pound, 75 use) qualifications for “reusable.” And best of all, they could not be consumed by the elk or the bears. Should Colorado follow the lead of Kenya, Hawaii and California? In Estes, once we have used a single use plastic bag, we can return it (clean!) to the grocery store for recycling. Country Market accepts not only their own bags, but all standard shopping bags for carryout, from groceries to gifts. Our local Safeway takes this one step further, welcoming produce bags, bread bags, news-

paper bags, Ziploc bags, product overwrap (paper towels, water bottles, cases from Sams or Costco), and dry cleaning bags. (Remove receipts and recycle hangers at Stanley Village Cleaners.) Please do not include such items as candy wrappers and chip bags (not really plastic) nor compostable “plastics” (nonrecyclable until we have better accessibility to industrial composting facility). The problem would not be so far reaching if more people took it seriously. However, Coloradoans dispose of approximately two billion of these flighty bags per year and only 5% of these are recycled. This leaves 1,900,000,000 bags dotting the landscape or languishing in the landfills. In a landfill, without access to air and water, a plastic bag can take 20 years to decompose … into what? In the ocean, it has been found that the decomposed plastic remains as microscopic bits of bisphenol and other toxic chemicals. If it pollutes the oceans, does it pollute the land? And to what extent? So, how can we reduce, reuse, and recycle this particular product? And how do we convince both locals and visitors that this is our problem and we must solve it? The League of Women Voters will be hosting our annual recycling meeting at 6 p.m. March 20th at the Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies. Come help us solve this problem and also hear about solutions proposed for the Larimer County Landfill closure in 2025. The League website is The next meeting of the LWV&CRC is April 4th, 10 a.m. in the Wasson Room at the EV Library. Our recycling website is and I can be reached at

Bill And Janice Newman Celebrate 50th Anniversary

On Saturday, March 3 Estes Park Boy Scout Units conducted a “Scouting for Food” collection at the Estes Park Safeway to benefit the Crossroads Ministry Food Bank. Through the generosity of the Estes community, the Scouts collected 2,041 pounds of food—a 26% increase over last year—and $427 in cash for the Crossroads Food Bank’s Easter distribution. The total value was almost

$4,000. Thank you to everyone in our community who helped our neighbors by supporting the “Scouting for Food” drive. You are very special. Crossroads Ministry may be contacted at: 970-577-0610 or via their website: for food or for additional donations.

Bill and Janice Newman formally of Estes Park celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their family on February 3, 2018 at C Lazy U Ranch in Granby, Colorado. The Newmans were married February 3, 1968 in Madison, Connecticut. They met at the University of Vermont and were married when Bill completed a tour of duty with the U.S. Army. Their first home was in Oceanside, California where Janice completed her tour of duty as a Navy nurse. Before moving to Estes Park in 1998 they lived in the Kalamazoo, Michigan area on a farm in Delton, Michigan. They currently reside in Fort Collins just south of Wellington. The Newmans have two married sons, Scott and Rebecca who live on a 35 acre ranch in Strasburg, Colorado, and Greg and Sarah who live in Fort Collins and have twin two year old sons, Levi and

Everett. The family enjoyed horseback riding, a sleigh ride, a morning hay wagon ride to feed the horses and fabulous gourmet meals. It was a very special time that celebrated memories of their 50 years of marriage and created new memories to cherish.

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Encourages Votes For Dr. Marie Cenac For Town Trustee Dear Editor, It is my pleasure and desire to heartily endorse Dr. Marie Cenac, a candidate for the Estes Park Town Board. We have known Marie for over 20 years, and find her to be the trifecta of candidates: she is a business owner in Estes Park with employees, a mother of students in the Park R-3 school district, and the daughter of an Estes Park senior citizen. After studying Microbiology and Business Law at Louisiana State University, she received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from LSU in Baton Rouge. Following graduation, Marie completed an 18 month medical/surgical internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. She has been an active participant in our town, from her years as a member of Noon Rotary, to volunteering as Director of the Estes Park Duck Race for two consecutive years. She supports the arts in our community, and has served four years on the board of the Fine Arts Guild of the Rockies. In 2007, Marie was elected to the Park R-3 School Board and served our community for eight years, presiding as president of the school board for two years. Currently, Marie serves as a member of the Estes Valley Parks and Recreation District Board of Directors for which she was appointed to

fulfill the term of a vacated seat. Marie's term will be ending with the spring election. If this is not enough to commend her as the finest of candidates, she is also a proud member of the Rooftop Rodeo Committee and is the Chair of the Rooftop Rodeo Parade! It is my feeling that our town can trust her to serve the interests of each and every one of us, should this fine lady be elected. Thank you in advance for your consideration. Sincerely, Robert W. Moak, D.V.M, Estes Park, CO 80517

Teachers Don’t Need To Be Armed To The Editor: I am a retired public school teacher. The last few years that I was in the classroom we practiced active shooter drills. It was frightening 15 years ago and is even worse now! Our schools must be havens for learning where students can feel safe and not have to worry about being gunned down in their own classrooms or on the playground. Military-style assault weapons are weapons of war and have no place in our communities. We need Senators Gardner and Bennet, Congressman Jared Polis, and the rest of Congress to do something and ban assault weapons now! Teachers don’t need to be armed! We were trained to teach children not be security guards! Enough is enough! Sincerely, Suzanne Williams

Vote Ken Zornes To The Editor: What Estes Park needs from our Board of Trustees is good governance. We have hat the opportunity to work closely with Ken Zornes and find him to be eminently qualified to serve that role on the Town Board. His strong background in board service and leadership will be a valuable asset for Estes Park. Ken’s service for three terms on the Dallas School Board including two terms as Board President is evidence of his commitment to good governance. Ken has already been sharing his leadership and service in Estes Park on the Transportation Advisory Board, the Hospital Foundation Board and the Learning Place Board. His commitment to the community is shared in active membership in the League of Women

Barbara MacAlpine For Trustee To The Editor: Our town trustees should be good listeners, have leadership experience and a strong background in making collaborative decisions based on facts. They must reach out for citizen input and be respectful of the traditions and economic principles that have made our town strong. Our trustees must have a creative vision for the future of Estes Park that will set it apart from other Colorado mountain communities.

Barbara MacAlpine’s background as an academic science librarian and a leader in her workplace give her the tools to communicate effectively and address the issues at hand. She is an advocate for smart, sustainable growth, strong public education and workforce housing. She recognizes the importance of a multigenerational community for the future of Estes Park. A vote for Barbara MacAlpine is a vote for fair and balanced governance. Ann Finley

Scott Webermeier-A Dedicated Choice To The Editor: As a long-time citizen of Estes Park, I fervently support Scott Webermeier for Town Trustee. I have worked with the retail community for many years and have admired Scott as a fellow retailer during that time. He is optimistic, experienced and very hard-working.

Retail is a difficult profession and he is extremely capable. He has the background and his decision-making skills are remarkable. He has served his community well, absolutely. I hope the Estes Park voters will give Scott the opportunity to move the community forward so that we can look to an even stronger Estes Park! Karen Martin

Supports Ken Zornes For Trustee To The Editor: I am enthusiastically supporting Ken Zornes for Estes Park Town Board Trustee. I am impressed with his honest, unassuming demeanor and his common-sense approach to handling difficult issues. I have observed him to be respectful of others’ opinions and very deliberate in his decision-making. Unlike some others running for Town Trustee, who have shown a lack of respect and have personally attacked members of the community who are striving to do the best for Estes Park, I believe Ken will bring a level of civility

and respect which is sorely needed. Since arriving in Estes Park several years ago, Ken has been actively involved in the community, serving on the Transportation Advisory Board, the Hospital Foundation Board, and the Learning Place Board. He is also a member of the League of Women Voters of Estes Park, Sunrise Rotary, and the American Legion. The town of Estes Park will be well served with Ken Zornes as a Trustee and I hope you will join me in supporting his candidacy. Jean McGuire

Thank You From Model Railroaders Club Dear Editor, There is history in Estes Park about community coming together to have a great time and put on a successful event. The Estes Valley Model Railroaders would like to extend a huge “Thank You!” to all in this community who helped launched another successful, fun Rails in the Rockies Model Railroad Show. We hosted layouts and vendors from Colorado Springs, Cheyenne, Wyoming, Greeley, Denver and lots of places in between. Attendees came from Estes Park Voters, Sunrise Rotary and the American Legion. We need Ken to bring his good governance qualities to the Town Board as a Trustee. Help us all take advantage of Ken’s experience and expertise by voting for him for Trustee. Kent and Judi Smith

and all along the Front Range. Visitors to Estes and Colorado came to share in the fun…from Utah, Nebraska and even Wisconsin! From participants to attendees, Estes Park worked its magic again. If you were helping with planning, marketing, set up, tickets, show events or all of these things, we thank you. Our club is small but mighty and passionate and the 21st Annual Rails in the Rockies Show was a tribute to it and the community we live in. With Thanks, Estes Valley Model Railroaders Laura Trump Rails in the Rockies 2018 Director

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Bill Lodge

Rebecca “Becca” Sabo

Estes Park resident, Bill Lodge died at his home Saturday morning, March 3, 2018. He was 85 years old. A service will take place at Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies. A full obituary and the service times will be in next week’s paper and on when finalized.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

March 15, 1957 – February 15, 2018 Rebecca (“Becca”) Sabo joined her friends in spirit on February 15, 2018. Becca began her life journey in Lockport, New York, where she acknowledged her spiritual quest at a very young age and began her magical life tour. In 1980, Becca moved to Colorado, had her son, Joshua, and embarked on life in the mountains. She had a full range of experiences, including studying astrology, Kundalini yoga, herbal medicine and the Builders of the Adytum, as well as being a business owner. These experiences brought Becca to a unique understanding of a life lived fully, that she was always willing to share with all who were willing to listen. Her home was a place of refuge and joy for her, and she welcomed all with good old-fashioned, home-cooked meals – her meatloaf and chicken soup were particularly amazing. Good con-

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to many. Becca encountered many eclectic souls during her mystical life tour as evidenced by her vast array of friends and acquaintances, all different but united in their love of Becca. Because of her life, she fostered a sense of love, wonder, and acceptance that brought people together. Even in death, she taught us all. Becca will forever be with us until we too join our friend in spirit. Condolences may be sent to Tracy Robichaud at 1730 Raven Ave Unit 8, Estes Park, CO 80517.

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Work at the new Estes Valley Community Center!

Are you a strong swimmer with exceptional customer service skills? Come join our Lifeguard team! Training and certification provided (next certification session March 23-26). Eligible for Center membership privileges; various shifts available. $10.50-$13.50/hr. Do you enjoy working with kids? Now hiring fun-loving Cubz Den Attendants. CPR/First Aid training provided. Eligible for Center membership privileges; morning and afternoon shifts available. $10.20-$13.00/hr.

Applications and complete job descriptions may be obtained from our website at or Estes Valley Community Center at 660 Community Drive. Please submit applications to: Estes Valley Recreation and Park District, Attn HR; P.O. Box 1379, Estes Park, CO 80517, or email to

Town of Estes Park Seasonal Employment Opportunities The Town of Estes Park is accepting applications for the following Seasonal positions: Street Maintenance Parks Maintenance Special Events / Fairgrounds Visitor Services / Information Asst. Hiring rate $13.50 - $16.50 (DOE) Closing Date: Open Until Filled Community Service Officer Hiring rate $14.50 - $17.50 (DOE) Closing Date: March 12, 2018 Applications are located at: ▪ Town Hall 170 MacGregor Ave. west foyer (Mon-Fri 8 am – 5 pm) ▪ ▪ Submit Town application, resume and cover letter to: ▪ Town of Estes Park, Attn: HR ▪ PO Box 1200, Estes Park, CO 80517; or ▪ Fax 970-577-4770 The status of applications will be communicated via e-mail. By choice the Town of Estes Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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PRESIDENT AND CEO Directs the implementation of all marketing and operations functions including Public Relations & Communications, Community Relations & Stakeholder Sales, Marketing & Advertising, Operations & Finance, and Group Sales & Services. Works directly with the Visit Estes Park Board on policy making and strategies for the organization. Acts as primary spokesperson for the organization. Job Duties: A. Oversees administrative, operation and marketing functions of Visit Estes Park, including execution of the annual Marketing Plan. B. Advises the Chairman of the Board, the Board and such other committees as designated. C. Oversees the creation of financial reports and annual audit reports in accordance with procedures approved by the Board. D. Develops and supervises the implementation of an annual Operating and Marketing Plan, including marketing, advertising, and public relations activities. E. Directs the preparation of the annual budget that supports these activities and presents it to the Board for approval. F. Attends all meetings of the Board and other designated committees in an advisory, non-voting capacity. G. Establishes and maintains ongoing effective communications with stakeholders, media, government leaders, business and cultural institution leaders, convention and events planners, and the local tourism industry. H. Represents Visit Estes Park at selected local, state, regional and national conventions that serve to foster the betterment of Visit Estes Park's mission. I. Develops and maintains effective organizational policies and ensures all Visit Estes Park activities are implemented within these established policies, guidelines, laws and ethical standards. J. Selects, trains, supervises, and evaluates assigned personnel; coordinates staff training; implementation of discipline and termination procedures for all staff members via the adopted Estes Park Local Marketing District/Visit Estes Park Employee Handbook. K. Establishes goals for individual departments and assists staff in order to meet those goals. Required Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities: 1. Knowledge of marketing, business theories, practices, and procedures 2. Knowledge of the principles and practices of budget preparation and administration 3. Knowledge of the principles of supervision, training and performance evaluations with proven ability to recruit, train and develop staff 4. Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to provide leadership 5. Skills providing excellent customer service to a broad spectrum of community members and stakeholders 6. Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills 7. Ability and desire to work in a results driven environment 8. Ability to deal affirmatively with the public and co-workers Education: Four year degree from an academic institution; marketing, sales or business major preferred. Experience: Five or more years of experience in a senior leadership position performing destination marketing services. Background with Colorado mountain tourism is preferred, but not required. How to Apply: Qualified applicants must submit a resume and letter of interest to: no later than 5:00 PM on March 23, 2018.

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.


Are you looking for a fun and rewarding summer job? EVRPD is now hiring for seasonal maintenance positions! Campgrounds

CAMPGROUND JANITORIAL TEAM We are looking for individuals who are meticulous and are willing to keep our shower houses at the Estes Park Campgrounds spotless for our guests. Hours are 12:00 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3:00 throughout the season. Position begins May 1st and ends October 1st. If you enjoy working independently and perhaps are self-employed with your own cleaning business, this position may be the perfect supplement to your income. $11.00 $15.00/hour. CAMPGROUND MAINTENANCE TEAM Must be physically fit, able to work with a team, and self-motivated to maintain and improve campsites and campground properties. Part-time or full-time seasonal positions available. Maintenance experience preferred but not required. Maintenance season runs March 1st â&#x20AC;&#x201C; October 30th. $11.00 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 15.00/hour. Golf

Enjoy beautiful sunrises and golf privileges while maintaining one of our award winning mountain golf courses. GOLF COURSE GROUNDS MAINTENANCE As a grounds maintenance crew member you will be a seasonal employee from mid-March until October performing various tasks pertaining to the maintenance of golf courses including mowing, bunker maintenance, line trimming, and landscape maintenance tasks. Experience and knowledge of the game of golf preferred but not mandatory. This position requires moderate to heavy physical demands and the ability to perform a variety of routine and skilled maintenance and repair activities involving parks and recreation buildings, grounds, and equipment. Seasonal part-time or full-time hours with multiple schedules available. $11.00 $15.00/hour. GOLF COURSE GROUNDSKEEPERS We are looking for individuals who love working outdoors and are able to perform light golf course maintenance duties, including operating a riding mower, at the EVRPD 9-Hole and 18-Hole Golf Courses. Seasonal part-time or full-time hours with multiple schedules are available. This seasonal position will run May â&#x20AC;&#x201C; October. $10.20 - $12.00/hour. Parks & Trails

Work outside in beautiful Estes Park and enjoy the scenic views and clean air that nature provides. Learn how to maintain trails, ballfields and other park amenities. PARKS WORKER Our Parks & Trails team is looking for eager and reliable team members to assist in keeping parks and trails looking beautiful and safe for our users. If you enjoy working outside and learning hands on this is the perfect position for you. Hours will generally fall between 7a.m. and 7 p.m. Salary DOE $11.00 - $15.00/hour. Both full time and part time seasonal positional available.

Applications and complete job descriptions may be obtained from our website at or from the EVRPD Administration Office at 660 Community Drive. Please submit employment applications to: Estes Valley Recreation and Park District, Attention Human Resources; P.O. Box 1379, Estes Park, CO 80517, or email employee application to

Delaware North is a world leader in hospitality, food and beverage concessions, premium dining, and entertainment employing 60,000 strong! We offer completive wages, benefits (full time year round), and opportunities to grow!

Trendz at the Park is looking to add a SEASONAL WAREHOUSE associate. This position would start mid-March and work until mid-October. â&#x20AC;˘ Assist in counting physical inventory. â&#x20AC;˘ Assist with loading and unloading trucks. â&#x20AC;˘ Assist with other duties as assigned. â&#x20AC;˘ Receiving and distribution of merchandise â&#x20AC;˘ Follow safety procedures at all times. â&#x20AC;˘ Maintain the cleanliness of the warehouse â&#x20AC;˘ Accurately maintain inventory accounting records; consistently follow correct pricing and distribution directions. Must have a valid drivers license. Please submit your resume to Apply on-line at or fill out an application at The Ridgeline Hotel 101 S Saint Vrain Ave.

The Estes Park Resort is looking for AM and PM Servers and Front Desk. The foremost wedding venue in Estes has plans to become even better. Join us in creating unparalleled meetings and events while having fun.

No phone calls please. Drop off your resume' or email to

Food Prep/Bartender/Server

Apply at Dominoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pizza Upper Stanley Village 437 Big Thompson Ave.


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

Mechanic or General Service Tech Experience preferred but will train.

Email Danny at:

The mission is individualized education to unlock dreams of students of all ages, thereby inspiring a lifelong love of learning. EPLP provides individual and group K-12 tutoring, SAT/ACT preparation, GED testing/tutoring, and family education/involvement.

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.

A comprehensive job description, including preferred qualifications, is available on EPLPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website

Email resume to the EPLP Board President:

Please fill out application or mail resume to: Fawn Valley Inn 2760 Fall River Rd, Estes Park CO 80517

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The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the people, activities and outreach of EPLP. It is a permanent full time position.

MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR We are seeking a working supervisor. Experience required.

Hiring All Positions

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Now Hiring Customer Service Representatives! This position requires enthusiasm, efficiency, and proficiency in the English language. Full time positions available.

Pick up an application at: 129 E. Elkhorn, Estes Park, CO 80517

Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 970-586-9547

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.

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

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

Events Maintenance Worker (Temp assignment â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6 months)

Community Services Dept./Special Events (2 positions open) Hiring Range $16.89 per hour Non-Exempt Position Close Date: Open Until Filled

JOIN OUR TEAM 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

(Town employment application required)

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

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

Family Advisory Board Voluntary Member

(5 positions open) Close Date: March 26, 2018

Transportation Advisory Board Voluntary Member (2 positions open) Close Date: March 26, 2018

(Committee application required)

Applications are available at: Town Hall 170 MacGregor Ave. Room 130 (Mon-Fri 8 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 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.

Ingram Drilling, Inc., looking for a qualified individual to join our team. CDL a plus must have a clean MVR, Drug Free EOE employer. Full time employment with benefits. Contact 970-586-4542

Now Hiring:

Handyman/Maintenance Technician. Must have experience in all types of home repairs, have own tools, have valid drivers license and pass background check. Pay based on experience. Laborer/Apprentice. Work alongside of maintenance techs. No exp. needed. Must pass background check and have valid drivers license.

Housekeeping. Must have experience, pass background check & have valid drivers license. Call 720-676-6900 Estes Park Home Services

Sales Support

BioLynceus innovates natural solutions for a better future.

We are an environmental company who is dedicated to creating natural, healthy environments. We are currently seeking a like-minded team member to fulfill the high-level sales support.

This position requires strong organizational skills, and a solid working knowledge of CRM, Pipeline and client relationship support. Effective team member will need an outgoing and friendly personality when providing service to internal and external customers. Sales and sales support is the primary focus of this role. Please check out our job on Business Hours: Monday â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Friday 8:00 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5:00 Location: Estes Park, Colorado Position: Year Round

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

Estes Park United Methodist Church

is seeking a Music Coordinator and Adult Choir Director.

Experience with choral direction desired. Music proficiency, dependability and ability to work with others needed. Directs secular and sacred music. Flexible hours/schedule available. More information and directions on how to apply at:


(2-3 days per week)

Position needed at Estes Park's only full service spa. Spa etiquette, professionalism, friendliness, and ability to multi-task are a must. Please email resumes to:




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

Environmental Services Housekeeper â&#x20AC;&#x201C; FT

Med/Surg Respiratory Therapist â&#x20AC;&#x201C; PRN Registered Nurse â&#x20AC;&#x201C; FT - Nights

Prospect Park Living Center â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Long Term Care LPN/Registered Nurse â&#x20AC;&#x201C; FT LPN/Registered Nurse â&#x20AC;&#x201C; FT - Nights CertiďŹ ed Nurse Aid â&#x20AC;&#x201C; FT - Nights Activity Assistant â&#x20AC;&#x201C; FT

The Rock Inn Mountain Tavern, is now hiring kitchen positions. Please apply in person, 1675 CO Hwy 66

Quality Department Case Manager â&#x20AC;&#x201C; PRN

Information Technology Clinical Informaticist/Clinical Systems Analyst â&#x20AC;&#x201C; FT Home Health Hospice Personal Care Provider â&#x20AC;&#x201C; FT Hospice Chaplain - PT Physical Rehabilitation Physical Therapist â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 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 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; PRN EPMG CertiďŹ ed Medical Assistant - FT Patient Service Rep - PRN


Diagnostic Imaging Ultrasound Technologist â&#x20AC;&#x201C; PRN

Apply online: EPMC oďŹ&#x20AC;ers competitive wages and beneďŹ ts. Equal Opportunity Employer

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

Housekeepers 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 â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Estes Parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. 970-577-7517

Marshall Painting now hiring honest, motivated, reliable, positive PREP PERSON.

No experience needed, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll train you the right way! Duties include window prep, sanding, priming, etc. Good pay and positive work atmosphere. To apply call Marshall at 970-430-8335

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

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Nature & Scope Works under minimal supervision. Using a high degree of independent judgment and reasoning, prepares press releases, plans and executes media and tour trade familiarization tours, and other media activities. The position is the organization’s key contact with public relations consultants. This position updates media contacts, editorial calendars and potential Visit Estes Park media coverage opportunities. Typical duties include: 1. 2. 3. 4.

Develops media strategies Plan, prepare and execute media and tour trade familiarization tours. Create press releases specifically relating to Estes Park events and activities. Work with organization’s public relations consultants to research editorial calendars for local, regional, national and international publications. 5. Attend tradeshow and industry events as a Visit Estes Park representative. 6. Attend local events on behalf of Visit Estes Park. 7. Assist with maintenance of relationships with industry partners such as the Colorado Tourism Office, local hospitality partners and others. 8. Lead the team(s) producing the Estes Park Visitor Guide, Visit Estes Park Annual Report and other print projects 9. Develop a complete working knowledge of the Estes Park area and Rocky Mountain National Park including all of its attractions and amenities. 10. Update media contact lists, focusing on finding new outlets and contacts for Estes Park media coverage. 11. Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills: Position requires a 4-year degree plus 2 years' experience in public relations, journalism or related field or an equivalent combination of education. Ability to create and edit a variety of written work including press releases, presentations, brochures, website content, collateral and more. General knowledge of the technical process, procedures, and methods used in producing publications and other printed materials. Strong and effective writing and public speaking skills. Complete command of the basic principles of journalism, English usage, spelling, grammar, punctuation and business correspondence. Must pay attention to detail, meet deadlines and have outstanding organizational skills. Must have proficiency in all typical Microsoft Office software. Knowledge and use of CRM software is a plus. General knowledge of local and regional geography, businesses and attractions needed. Flexibility to work irregular hours/schedules. Overnight travel occasionally is required. To Apply: Submit cover letter and resume to Suzy Blackhurst, Interim CEO, Visit Estes Park, P.O. Box 4426, Estes Park, CO 80517 or by email to by 5 p.m. March 16, 2018.

Tram Top Coffee Shop Looking for an enjoyable summer job with the best views in Estes Park!? We are a unique coffee shop on top of the Aerial Tramway seeking outgoing, reliable team members for the 2018 summer season! Excepting resumes for cashiers and baristas at:

• 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. HELP WANTED – Dependable person for part time laundry attendant. Stop by Village Laundry to pick up application or email resume’ to

Host Position Available!

Year round, part time, full time. Apply in person at 225 Park Lane

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

Housekeeper wanted. Full time. Competitive pay. Experience required. Call (970)227-1368 to apply.

Diamond Resorts Management, Inc.

Now Hiring Year Round Positions

Animal Medical Center of Estes Park is looking for a



Full-time position with benefits. Please send a letter of interest and resume to: 1260 Manford Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517.

Check Out Our Current Openings...

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

PR Coordinator This position, along with the Visit Estes Park CEO and staff, works with a variety of media outlets to promote the Estes Park area as a premier Colorado vacation destination. This position, with direction from the CEO, regularly promotes Estes Park attractions, accommodations, dining, recreation and retail facilities, as well as special events and festivals to local, regional, national and international consumer and trade media, visitors, residents and others. This is a highly visible role both within the organization and with stakeholders, governmental offices, partner organizations, advertising and public relations agencies, and vendors.

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Now Hiring:

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

Housekeeper Trout Haven Resorts has a position open for a housekeeper, duties include, cleaning condo's and cabins, laundry duties, must be able to work independently or with a team and take direction from housekeeping manager. Must be able to work weekends and holidays. Must have a reliable vehicle. Hourly rate $12-15 p/h Please apply online at the

Front Desk Agent Trout Haven Resorts in Estes Park, Colorado is hiring summer employee’s for a Front Desk/Reservation position. Join a great team in the Colorado Rockies. We're looking for individuals who take pride in their work, enjoy working with the public and excel at customer service. Please apply online When applying online please use a PC, as mobile devices are not always compatible with this program.

Flexible schedule, work during school hours.

Help us Help Others Become a CAREGiver

There’s never been a better time to reach out to those in need. We’re seeking quality people who wish to make a difference by helping seniors in their homes. Flexible schedules. No certification required. Training and support provided. Sign on Bonus for Estes Park area!

Apply online to Or call for more information (970) 494-0289 Web Brochure:

Front Desk

Diamond Resorts International® The Historic Crags Lodge We offer: • Competitive pay and benefits • Fun and exciting work environment

Now Hiring


Flexible Shifts Under New Management Apply in person at: 300 Riverside Drive, Estes Park, CO 80517 Equal Opportunity Employer

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Home Repair/Service


Estate Sales

Legal Notices

GENERAC 4000XL Generator. Used 200 Hrs. $575.00. 970-685-0008.

ESTATE/GARAGE SALE; Need to have one, but seems overwhelming. We do the work, you make the $. Local, Affordable, References. CALL NOW 970-215-5548

Long Term Rental (1 year lease min) Available April 1st. 3 bed/2 bath*$1400/month + utilities. Call Vicky at 970-586-4425 or 970-222-6692

Commercial Rentals

HOLMES LOG WORKS 970-586-9168 Log & Metal Railing, Deck Additions, Log Benches, Gates Mantels & Stairs

Piano Tuning Modern and well-lit office for lease. Up to 1,550 sq ft. Convenient location, plenty of parking and inspiring views of Longs and Cont. Divide. Includes conference room and kitchenette. Perfect space for professionals, creatives, builders, designers. 1692 Big Thompson Ave. Call 402-841-4619 or camundson@ Available now. Move-in ready.

Susan Novy, local piano tuner. Call for appt. 577-1755 www.estesparkpiano

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

SALES Garage Sales


Room/Roommate Roommate Wanted. Fully Murphy bed - full size furnished, everything included. $635.00 mo., $300 with mattress in good condition $350 -Estes Park deposit. Call David at 713 992-0322 970-286-4032.

Downsizing; furniture available for pickup includes dark green corduroy 8’ sofa and ottoman; coffee table; king-size mattress, box spring, and metal bed frame; twin size box spring and bed frame; standing lamps; end tables; electric lawn trimmer/edger. 970-586-3998.

Misc. Sales Senior Center Sale Items left, FREE, you haul. Kimball piano, 4 oak horizontal file cabinets (could be converted to dressers) 2 oak desks, black entertainment center, oak cabinet/glass doors. Please email the EPSCC Inc at to arrange pick up.

LOST/FOUND Lost Lost Ring on Feb 24th between Rocky Mountain Tops, Plum Creek Shoe Station and Lonigans. White gold band is soldered to diamond ring. Call 970-420-2330

NOTICE OF FINAL PAYMENT NOTICE is hereby given that the Upper Thompson Sanitation District (“District”) of Larimer County, Colorado, will make final payment at 2196 Mall Road, Estes Park, Colorado, on March 21, 2018, at the hour of 8:00 a.m. to L4 Construction, LLC dba L4 Environmental, of Greeley, Colorado for all work completed (Fall River Sanitary Sewer River Repair Project/CDBG-DR Project DR3-UTS-01) by said Contractor(s) in construction work performed within the District. The District has completed construction of the Fall River Sanitary Sewer River Repair Project/CDBG-DR Project DR3UTS-01. Any person, co-partnership, association of persons, company or corporation that has furnished labor, materials, team hire, sustenance, provisions, provender, or other supplies used or consumed by such contractors or their subcontractors, in or about the performance of the work contracted to be completed or that supplies rental machinery, tools, or equipment to the extent used in the prosecution of the work, and whose claim therefore has not been paid by the contractors or their subcontractors, at any time up to and including the time of final settlement for the work contracted to be completed, is required to file a verified statement of the amount due and unpaid, and an account of such claim, to the District, whose address is P.O. Box 568, Estes Park, CO 80517 on or before the date and time hereinabove shown. Failure on the part of any claimant to file such verified statement of claim prior to such final settlement will release the District, its Board of Directors, officers, agents, and employees, of and from any and all liability for such claim. All of the above is pursuant to

§38-26-107, C.R.S. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS UPPER THOMPSON SANITATION DISTRICT By: Chris Eshelman, Board Treasurer Published: Estes Park News, Friday, March 2, 2018 and Friday, March 9, 2018.


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Upper Thompson Sanitation District, Larimer County, Colorado, that at the close of business on the sixty-third (63rd) day before the election there were not more candidates for Director than offices to be filled, including candidates filing affidavits of intent to be write-in candidates; therefore, the election to be held on May 8, 2018, is hereby cancelled. The following candidates are declared elected: Jack E. Reed 4 Year Term Ronald A. Duell 4 Year Term B. Kent Bosch 4 Year Term

UPPER THOMPSON SANITATION DISTRICT By:Chris Bieker Designated Election Official

Published on: March 9, 2018 Published in: Estes Park News Posted: District Administrative Office; 2196 Mall Road; Estes Park, Colorado Designated Election Official’s office Larimer County Clerk and Recorder’s office Filed: Division of Local Government




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BECK Architects Architecture, Planning, Interiors Thomas W. Beck, A.I.A. 170 S. St Vrain Estes Park, CO 80517-0057










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970-586-1685 Custom Homes, Additions, Kitchens, Baths, Historic Renovations, Remodels and Design Work

Charles Santagati 1191 Graves Ave Full service general contracting since 1998

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720.438.1088 â&#x20AC;¢ EXCAVATION AND SEPTIC INSTALLS â&#x20AC;¢ INTERIOR TRIM â&#x20AC;¢ STRUCTURAL FRAMING â&#x20AC;¢ COMPLETE HOME RENOVATIONS â&#x20AC;¢ WE PROVIDE SUB-CONTRACTING SERVICES TO GENERAL CONTRACTORS Licensed and insured. NAWT certified, Boulder County Public Health license number A-082-16. General Contractor License Number CON-16-0212

LANDSCAPING Cory D. Workman, Au.D. Phone: 970-586-5255 â&#x20AC;¢ Hearing Aids / New & Repair â&#x20AC;¢ Hearing Evaluations â&#x20AC;¢ Hearing Protection â&#x20AC;¢ Ear Care / Wax Removal â&#x20AC;¢ Dizziness / Balance

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Medicare Supplement Insurance offered by Mutual of Omaha, Cigna & Liberty Bankers


Denton Insurance Agency, Inc. 343 S. St. Vrain Ave Unit 11 (970) 586-2989


â&#x20AC;¢ Residential/Commercial â&#x20AC;¢ Log Homes/Decks â&#x20AC;¢ Free Estimates â&#x20AC;¢ 4 Year Warranty

â&#x20AC;¢ Interior/Exterior â&#x20AC;¢ Power Washing â&#x20AC;¢ Local References â&#x20AC;¢ Licensed & Insured

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Mountain Meadow


Estes Parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Newest Community for peaceful mountain living, offering grand views across the valley and ideal building sites. Great location off Fish Hatchery Road in a quiet corner of town, minutes between the Fall River entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park and Downtown Estes Park. Endless hiking moments away and inspiring mountain views. Bring your own builder or get ideas from local Custom Home Builder, Kinley Built, to create a new mountain home. All city utilities in place, paved city-maintained roads and easy-build sites. Lots starting at $130k.

Let's explore and choose the perfect lot for your new home!

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Estes Park News, March 9, 2018