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The Ladies Wore Black

An original play written and directed by local artist Michael Young. This is the last weekend to see it! See page 25. Photo by Kris Hazelton/EPNEWS

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Moose On The Move Mama moose and twin yearlings running in Lily Lake, RMNP. Photo by Robbie Gellhaus

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Please Thank Your 9-1-1 Dispatchers During National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week Have you ever wondered who answers that 9-1-1 call in the middle of the night, or helps you with any non-emergency concerns you might have? Those people are your friends, neighbors and fellow residents. Your Emergency Communica-

patchers could take a break and hoping the phone didn't ring. For me, it was much more difficult to field a 9-1-1 call than to respond to the scene as a police officer. I remember the days when female dispatchers were tasked with searching

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tions Center Dispatchers are welltrained professionals dedicated to getting you the emergency help when you need it. They send law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency medical personnel to your aid at all hours of the day and night, 365 days a year. For a century, the Town of Estes Park has operated a dispatch center to answer all emergency and non-emergency calls in the Estes Valley. This operation began with a simple red light on a pole that lit up to alert officers to a call for service. Records were kept using a notepad and pencil, and a typewriter was used to create official documents. The dispatch center was in the old Police Department building in Bond Park, which later became the public library and has since been removed. Then operations moved to the old school building, which is today's Town Hall. In my early days working here, I remember dispatchers using a siren on top of the building for fire calls. I'm sure visitors worried a tornado was coming through town, but it was our way of notifying the Fire Department. I remember sitting in so one of our dis-

female prisoners during the booking process. It is hard to believe all the things they were asked to do, but they always responded without hesitation. They were great public servants then and they are

clude the ability to text 9-1-1. The officers have instant communication with dispatch through Mobile Data Terminals in their cars. In seconds, maps, photos, personal information, officer safety information and other confidential data can be sent directly to officers in the field from all over the nation. The Estes Park Emergency Communications Center Dispatchers undergo consistent training in order to stay tuned to current technology and follow new communication trends. They take pride in their jobs and take on a personal responsibility to be helpful to you or whoever may call for help. They ride with officers on occasion to stay current and familiar with odd locations around town. They have an amazing amount of technology at their fingertips and a wealth of information to help with successful outcomes in the field. We are incredibly proud of our Emergency Services Dispatchers and the service they provide citizens of the Estes Valley and its visitors. They are the

Estes Park Emergency Communications Center - Now.

the same caliber of people today. Today, the Estes Park Police Department maintains the Emergency Communications Center, one of five dispatch centers within Larimer County, with state-of-the-art technology. 9-1-1 technology has increased substantially to in-

backbone of ensuring help gets to you in a timely manner. Please help me in saying "thank you" to our dispatchers during National Public Safety Communicators Week, April 8-14. We couldn't do it without them.

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Captains Pass, Rose Graduate From Northwestern University Center For Public Safety mitment demonstrates their excepThe Estes Park Police Department is tional dedication to pleased to announce Estes Park Police Dethe recent graduation of partment and the Captains Corey Pass public safety of our and Eric Rose from the community.” School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC) The Center of Public at Northwestern UniSafety was established versity. Pass and Rose at Northwestern Unisuccessfully completed versity in 1936 with the 22-week Staff and the specific goal of exCommand program -panding universityfrom September, 2017 based education and through February, 2018. training for the law The program was imenforcement commuplemented by the Cennity. The School of ter for Public Safety in Police Staff and ComCaptain Cory Pass 1983 and has mand provides uppergraduated level college instruction in 27 over 20,000 core blocks of instruction and students additional optional blocks durboth nationing each session. The major topally and inics of study include: Leadership, ternationally. Human Resources, Employee Relations, Organizational BehavPolice Chief ior, Applied Statistics, Planning Wes Kufeld and Policy Development, Budgcommented, eting and Resource Allocation. “I commend Captain Rose To receive Town news in your and Captain email inbox, visit Pass for More ing signifiTown news is available at cant time Eric Rose from their parkco and schedules to expand on their knowledge and skills.” He continued, “This com-

The charge(s) are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. On March 27 at 12:16 a.m. police were called on a REDDI report in the 100 block of S. St. Vrain Ave. Upon arrival police arrested a 23 year old female from Estes Park and charged her with DUI, driving under restraint, careless driving and expired license plates. She was transported to Larimer County Detention Center. On March 30 at 10:05 p.m. police were called about an assault in the 600 block of Birch Avenue. Upon arrival they arrested a 38 year old male from Estes Park and charged him with second degree assault and domestic violence against a 43 year old victim. The male was transported to Larimer County Detention Center. On April 1 at 1:34 p.m. police contacted a 24 year old female from Estes Park who was wanted on two warrants, one for failure to comply on a violation of a protection order and the other for failure to comply on a harassment charge. Upon further investigation, the female was also charged with unlawful

possession of a controlled substance. She was transported to Larimer County Detention Center. On April 3 at 4:02 p.m. police were called about a male exhibiting suspicious behavior in the 500 block of Big Thompson Ave. Upon arrival they arrested a 51 year old male from Greeley, CO who was found to be wanted on two counts of failure to comply on a charge of third degree assault and two counts of failure to register as a sex offender. He was charged with criminal impersonation and transported to Larimer County Detention Center. On April 4 at 9:24 a.m. police were called to the 500 block of Big Thompson Ave. where they arrested a 37 year old male from Estes Park and charged him with second degree burglary and theft and transported him to Larimer County Detention Center. On April 8 at 3:40 p.m. police contacted a 48 year old male from Estes Park at 1659 High Pine Drive who was found to be wanted on two warrants. The warrants were for failure to comply on driving while ability impaired. He was transported to Larimer County Detention Center.

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Outgoing Judge And Trustees Honored April 24; Newly Elected Officials Take Oath The Town of Estes Park invites community members to a reception honoring outgoing Estes Park Municipal Court Judge Gary Brown, Mayor Pro Tem Wendy Koenig, and Trustees Bob Holcomb and Ward Nelson for their years of service and dedication. The reception takes place 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Rooms 202/203 of Town Hall, 170 MacGregor Ave. The Town Board meeting begins at 7 p.m. Koenig served on the board for two consecutive four-year terms, most recently as Mayor Pro Tem. Holcomb and Nelson each served one four-year term as Trustee. Brown has served as Municipal Judge for 24 years. His last official act

will be to swear in the newly elected Town Trustees at the 7 p.m. Town Board meeting. After this time, the new board will conduct regular business. Although election results will not be official until April 12, preliminary results show voters have elected Marie Cenac, Carlie Bangs and Ken Zornes to serve as Trustees. For more information, please contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 970-5774777. To receive Town news in your email inbox, please visit For more Town news, please visit and

Happy Earth Day Friday, April 20-Sunday April 22 Join the Estes Valley Watershed Coalition (EVWC), Odell Brewing and the Rock Inn for an Earth Day celebration! Help us promote a healthy watershed with events throughout the weekend, including Odell’s Colorado Lager release party, live music, and river cleanup, invasive weed-pull & elk fence repair on flood-damaged portions of Fish Creek. See for more

details! • Friday: Odell’s Colorado Lager release party with live music by the Grant Sabin Band at the Rock Inn, 8:30-11:30 p.m. • Saturday: Fish Creek volunteer event from 9 a.m.-Noon • Sunday: Fish Creek volunteer event from 1-4 p.m., followed by a Volunteer Appreciation Party from 5-8 p.m.* *Coupon for two drinks & an appetizer at the Rock Inn for volunteers!

German Translator Needed I have a letter that needs to be translated into German. If you have this ability, or know someone who does, please

contact me at 970-480-1299. -Rich Billingham

Help EP Thanksgiving Gathering By Purchasing At AmazonSmile Estes Park Thanksgiving Community Gathering is excited to announce that we are now a part of AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile has the same products as, but when you shop through AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundations will donate 0.5% of the purchase to our organization. Please log into us-

ing the same password as It will give you the option to select a charity to donate to. Please select ‘Estes Park Thanksgiving Community Gathering Incorporated.’ From then on when you do your normal shopping through Amazon make sure you are logged into for 0.5% of your purchase will come to our organization.

2018 And Beyond... From Repairing To Preparing

The Estes Valley Watershed Coalition is looking for volunteers to join our “working” Board! Do you have specialized computer skills such as graphics or social media? Help us “spread the word” with our Education efforts! Do you have a way with words? You can help write grants, press releases, or newsletters for our Engagement program! With your help, we can Implement the Estes Valley Watershed Coalition Vision and Mission! We have accomplish so much and we have so much more we plan to deliver. Be a part of the team! Contact us at or ****** Annual Report 2017 Following 2 years of prioritization, planning, and obtaining funding and regula-

tory permits, the Estes Valley Watershed Coalition undertook restoration projects in areas most heavily damaged during the 2013 floods. The Coalition assembled: • $4.3 million in construction grants • >5,000 volunteer hours • 14 partner organizations and • Approx. 100 cooperating property owners and businesses Resulting in… • 14 highly-damaged areas restored • 3+ miles of streams resilient to future flooding, protecting life and property, and improving fish and wildlife habitat • 27 acres of riparian areas recovered with native vegetation • 20,000 trees and shrubs planted • 24,000 cubic yards of silt and sediment removed from waterways • Novel wildlife enhancement techniques • Invasive weed control

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Cheley Colorado Camps Forest Restoration Project Underway

Cheley Colorado Camps has begun a forest restoration project on a 160-acre tract of land in the southwest portion of their property, flanking the Homer Rouse Recreation Trail. Using science-based forest restoration research and prescriptions, this project aims to reduce severe wildfire risk, mortality from insects and disease, as well as improve water quality. For the past 100-200 years, societal practices have modified the structure and composition of our forests through fire suppression, overgrazing, etc. These practices have led to undesirable and uncharacteristic fuel conditions, poor wildlife habitat, and unhealthy trees. In turn, these undesirable conditions can lead to degradation of soil health and water quality. This project was designed to restore forests back to their true natural state, providing better resiliency to insects, disease, fire, and extreme weather events. The staff of Cheley Colorado Camps have collaborated with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District, and the Big Thompson Conservation District (BTCD) to implement forest restoration practices during late 2017 through August 2018. The project goals are to: • Return trees densities to their historical state to reduce the risk of catastrophic disease/pest infestation or wildfire • Create openings for quaking Aspen, native grasses, forbs, and shrubs to re-es-

tablish. • Mimic historical disturbance regimes through mechanical treatment to boost

tains, traditional thinning approaches lead to significant amounts of blow-down in the short- and long-term. Therefore, to

healthy forest structure and improve wildlife habitat To achieve these goals, this work will include a variety of practices to suit the forest types at varying elevations in the project area. For example, because lodgepole pine is a species that relies heavily on its neighbors to grow and withstand the strong wind conditions in the moun-

achieve the conservation benefits this project seeks, in areas with high densities of lodgepole pine, there will be large patch-cuts with islands of trees left as wildlife cover and re-seeding reserves. In lower elevations where the historically dominant tree species is ponderosa pine, the prescription will favor ponderosa and limber pine retention. This treatment

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type will generally seek to remove lodgepole pine and Douglas-fir in a more traditional “thinning” approach. In the years following project completion, expect to see a substantial increase in quaking aspen, native grass, wildflower, and shrub regeneration. Lodgepole pine seedlings will also proliferate in the new openings. Overall, the project area will have improved age, size, and species diversity that will in turn provide habitat and forage for wildlife. Although the project may appear to be destructive at first glance, forest ecosystems depend on disturbances to maintain their vital functions. The project’s goals are to improve forest function for many years to come. Cheley Camps have always tried to take a long-term/strategic approach to management done on the property and feel this project will help to strengthen the forest in the Estes Valley. Cheley Camps are honored to be involved in this program and look forward to the healthier landscape that this treatment will provide. While this project is underway, managers ask the public to adhere to posted trail closures, keep pets leashed, and to avoid the active cutting areas as they can be extremely dangerous. More information can be found in the project’s informational pamphlets located at the Estes Valley library, town hall, visitor center, and Homer Rouse trailheads.

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For the ninth consecutive year, Estes Park Baptist Church (EPBC) will invite skilled labor volunteers with free home improvements through its annual Impact Estes. Homeowners provide materials; Impact will provide free skilled labor. Work is offered on an assessed needs basis. e deadline for senior homeowners to secure free help is May 1, 2018. To schedule volunteers, call the church now at 970-586 2463. Each year the number of Estes Park senior “clients” has grown with approximately 40 Impact Estes projects competed last year. ere will be a limited number so please call ASAP. Electricians, painters, carpenters, plumbers and landscapers arrive at their own expense to assist with Impact Estes. is year a work team of volunteers will arrive from a church in Alabama. For help call Estes Park Baptist Church at 970-586-2463.

Scott Dorman-Candidate For EVRPD Board Of Directors

My name is Scott Dorman and I am running for the Board of Directors for the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District. I have lived in Estes Park for 52 years, graduating from the Estes Park High School. My wife Dorothy and I have raised our six children in Estes Park. I owned and operated an electrical contracting business in town for many years. I have also been a previous Board Member on the EVRPD from 2004-2008 and developed an understanding of the unique needs of a recreation district. I have been a boy scout leader and was volunteer firefighter for 15 years, until I was hired as the Fire Chief for the Town of Estes Park. I was instrumental in the creation of the Estes Valley Fire Protection District. After the Fire District was formed by a vote of the people, I was hired to be the Fire Chief for the Fire District until my retirement on July 2, 2016, after serving 33 years on the Fire Department. I was a board member of the Colorado State Fire Chiefs’ Association and an adjunct instructor for Aims Community College. Upon my retirement, in recognition of my service to the citizens of Colorado, Governor John Hickenloper designated July 2, 2016, as Chief Scott Dorman Day, this was a great honor. As the Fire Chief and CEO of the District, I gained extensive knowledge in the operations of special districts including, but not limited to: personnel policies, budgeting, State of Colorado Statutes and requirements, roles and responsibilities of the Chief Executive Officer and the Board of Directors. This experience of both working for a board and being a board member was invaluable. I earned an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire and Emergency Services Administration from Colorado

State University, graduating Summa Cum Laude. I also received the prestigious credential of Chief Fire Officer (CFO) from the Center for Public Safety Excellence. I am a current Board member of the Sunrise Rotary and a member of the Parish Council at my church. I have been involved in leadership roles during major disasters in our community including floods, fires, rescues, and lead a community coalition on how to provide fire protection for our growing community. I worked closely with all the other local fire districts, special districts, the Town of Estes Park, Larimer County, State of Colorado, US Forest Service and Rocky Mountain National Park on various emergency responses, intergovernmental agreements, policies and projects. There were many challenges and opportunities as Fire Chief, as there are many challenges and opportunities ahead for the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District. Expanding and improving the trail system, operating the new community center, providing services to our senior citizens, youth and everyone in between, while ensuring the fiscal viability of the district, are just a few. I have seen many changes in our community over the past 52 years, some good, some not so much, but working together we have made the best community in the State, if not the Country. I believe in transparency in government and service to the community. My love for this community combined with my experience as a small business owner, public servant and extensive knowledge in special districts will allow me to be a valuable member on the EVRPD Board of Directors. Please vote during the Special District’s Election on May 8th. If you believe I can be beneficial as a board member for the EVRPD, I would appreciate your vote.

Holy Yoga At MedX Thursday Mornings Looking for a work out that nurtures your body and soul? Join Alicia from Zoomet Yoga, LLC for a Holy Yoga gentle flow class. (non-denominational Christian based) Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. at MedX of Estes Park 158 1st Street. Cost per class is $5 plus MedX Membership, Silver Sneakers, or Day Pass.

Unplug from the noise of everyday and listen for that small still voice as you move through yoga postures. Classes open and close with prayer and scripture is used as a foundation for each class. For more information contact Alicia at or 970-4807511.

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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 April 1, the Estes Valley Fire Protection District (EVFPD) responded to 11 calls for

service. This included: • Motor vehicle crashes: 1 • Emergency medical (assist EPMC): 5 • Smoke/odor investigation: 2 • Smoke/CO alarm: 2 • Fires: 1 Estes Valley Fire

Town And School Boards Proclaim April As Month Of The Young Child

Each April, Estes Park joins communities across the country in celebrating The Month of the Young Child as a way to honor children and to recognize families, early childhood educators, and others who are working together to support the healthy development and early learning of every young child. On April 3, the School Board issued the official proclamation while visiting Park Place Preschool at Estes Park Elementary. On Saturday, April 7, Trustee Ron Norris, representing the Town Board of Trustees, issued the proclamation surrounded by parents and young children at the community Be Ready Fair. According to the Harvard Center for the Developing Child: “The future of any society depends on its ability to foster the health and well-being of the next generation. Stated simply: today’s children will become tomorrow’s citizens, workers, and parents.” It truly takes a village to raise a child! Children’s wellbeing is gaining attention in our community, as the Town Board, the EDC, School District, and others have engaged in

support. Anyone interested in participating in creating solutions is encouraged to contact EVICS at 970-586-3055 to get connected to the on-going work and projects. Your voice, your experience, School Board Proclamation. Courtesy photos and your ideas are needed as we problem solving around the issue of all work together to be the village our childcare services. children deserve. Based on the data from the recent Childcare Needs Assessment, our community suffers a critical shortage of infant and toddler childcare space, and families need more options for preschool age care. Childcare services are expensive for families, and costly for providers. Many of our working families find it difficult to live Town Board Proclamation made by Trustee Norris. in Estes Park without

Museum Friends & Foundation Host Meeting And Pioneer Award May 10 The Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation will host their annual membership meeting on Thursday, May 10 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Estes Park Museum. The program will begin with social time featuring light food and refreshments, followed by the meeting and program at 5:30 p.m. The Friends & Foundation board will share highlights from the year past and spotlight major activities and projects in the works for 2018. The program will then feature a presentation of the 2018 Pioneer Award. This year’s honoree is Patricia Washburn, who has made significant contributions toward the preservation and appreciation of local history. Her family has long and important ties to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. Her grandfather, Joe Mills, was the builder of the Crags Lodge and an active member of Estes Park civic life in the early 20th century. Her father was Dorr Yeager, who helped popularize the work of park rangers as author of the “Bob Flame” books. The May 10 event is open to all current members of the Museum Friends organization. Anyone who is not currently a Friends member is encouraged to attend by purchasing a membership by Friday, May 4. Annual membership levels begin at just $35 per year for individuals, or $55 for couples and families. Full membership information is available under the “Be a Friend, Join” link at The Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation, Inc., is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit dedicated to supporting the Museum through fundraising, publications, volunteerism, special projects and events.

Friday, April 13, 2018 « 9 Each April we celebrate National Poetry Month here on Page 9 of the Estes Park News. Some people immediately turn the page when they see the word poetry, overcome with the same dread that engulfs them when they tune in to public radio and hear that it’s fundraising week. “Celebrate poetry? ” they cough. “You’ll never catch me slogging through long, dreary rhymes, ” they say. But there is more poetry out there than the likes of Shakespeare sonnets (which are only 14 lines, by the way). “Like what? ” the skeptics ask. Here is my answer, in rhyme, no less: October gave a party; The leaves by hundreds cameThe Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples, And leaves of every name. The Sunshine spread a carpet, And everything was grand, Miss Weather led the dancing, Professor Wind the band. (October’s Party by George Cooper, submitted by Joan Sapp) Here is another about the wind—so apropos this time of year (read to me as a child by my mother from a poetry book given to my sister by my father, Now We Are Six by A. A. Milne on my sister’s sixth birthday) : No one can tell me, Nobody knows, Where the wind comes from, Where the wind goes. It’s flying from somewhere As fast as it can, I couldn’t keep up with it, Not if I ran. But if I stopped holding The string of a kite, It would blow with the wind For a day and a night. And then when I found it, Wherever it blew, I should know that the wind Had been going there too. So then I could tell them Where the wind goes… But where the wind comes from Nobody knows. (Wind on the Hill by A. A. Milne) This poem, which appears at the base of a statue of Atlanta Hawks basketball great Dominique Wilkins in front of Phillips Arena in Atlanta, is attributed to Edgar Guest, written

in 1881. Wilkins’s two-time state champion high school team (that lost only one game in three years), recited this poem before each game. Oddly, a variation of this poem is credited to John Greenleaf Whittier. No one really knows who first penned Don’t Quit. When things go wrong, as they sometimes will, When the road you're trudging seems all uphill, When the funds are low but the debts are high, And you want to smile but you have to sigh, When care is pressing you down a bit... Rest if you must, but don't you quit! Life is queer with its twists and turns, As every one of us sometimes learns, And many failures turn about When we might have won had we stuck it out. Don't give up though the pace seems slow... You may succeed with another blow. Often the struggler has given up When he might have captured the victor’s cup; And he learned too late when the night came down, How close he was to the golden crown. Success is failure turned inside out... And you can never tell how close you are It may be near when it seems so far. So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit. Finally, for those who appreciate short poems, here is one that captures the sentiment perfectly: I have tried to write good poetry; At last I feel I’m winning – The secret is to put the end Close to the beginning. (Les Barker) Some would say that poetry isn’t for everybody, but I believe it is. We just have to find the right fit. If you have a favorite poem and would like to share it, please send it soon and I’ll include it in a poetry column this month. You may let The Thunker know what you think at her e-mail address, © 2018 Sarah Donohoe

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“I am a part of all that I have met; Yet all experience is an arch wherethrough Gleams that untraveled world whose margin fades For ever and for ever when I move. ” Tennyson, “Ulysses” The night ferry sailed from Cagliari under patchy grey sky and a full moon playing peek-a-boo behind clouds. We debarked in Sicily just after “rosy-fingered dawn, ” took quick showers and strolled the streets of Palermo. Lizzie and I were in Europe to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary, a year late because of a broken leg in January 2017. We brought home a boatload of memories, revelations and lessons learned and relearned. Sardinia had stretched our imaginative limits, introducing us to the Nuragi, a civilization 4,000 years old. Stunning basalt towers evoked memories of Stonehenge, Carnac, Persepolis, Tulum, Newgrange and Mesa Verde. We were amazed at our ignorance of this ancient culture, and, as would happen again on this trip, experienced anagnorisis, which Aristotle defined as "a swift, unexpected change from ignorance to knowledge. ”

Such A Full Sea Sciliy likewise proved a torrent of treasures. In Palermo’s incomparable Teatro Massimo we marveled at the keen acoustics as we listened to the orchestra rehearse for an upcoming opera. Impeccable Greek ruins in Segesta and Selinunte filled us with awe and wonder, as did the Valley of Temples in Agrigento. Siracusa’s open-air farmer’s market paraded a cornucopia of sights, smells, personalities and boisterous banter. An unanticipated labyrinth at the base of a volcanic cone on the upper slopes of Mount Etna added a human touch to desolate landscape. It just kept getting better. We had begun in Portugal, mid-March. Our first evening in Lisbon we dined in a 400-year old home, now a restaurant. After delightful conversation the restaurateur served us his special ten-year old Port. We relaxed into a slower pace and listened to the mournful voices of Fado in Porto, where we also visited the famous “Harry Potter bookstore” (J. K. Rowling once taught in Porto, and was inspired by unique interior design). A dear friend will soon study in Coimbra so we visited the university, which the city boasts is third oldest in Europe, with roots in the 12th century—other cities disagree. One day later it felt good to be alive after we flirted with death when I fell asleep at the wheel and side-

swiped a guardrail driving south to the Algarve from Coimbra (see lessons learned, below). Our pulses fluttered in Sevilla; what a captivating city! We sat enraptured as Flamenco dancers swirled to the sound of castanets, rhythmic hand clapping, rat-a-tat feet, trailing skirts and twirling fingers. We made our pilgrimage to Granada’s astounding Alhambra, where superlatives go to die amid endlessly intricate tile work gracing chamber after chamber. Any words we tried to speak were overwhelmed by admiration for centuries of human labor that created this world treasure. On mainland Italy we drove to Matera, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where ancient cave homes and churches carved into rock are known as Sassi. Matera is the only place in the world where people can boast of still living in the same houses as their ancestors of 9,000 years ago. The city is designated Capital of European Culture for 2019. Plan your visit now! We ambled among wildflowers through millennia-old residential foundations at partially-excavated Paestum, where the temple of Athena and the “Tomb of the Diver, ” as had so many other Greek and Roman ruins, left us speechless. Shelley’s “Ozymandias (“Look on my Works, ye

Mighty, and despair!”) and Bertolt Brecht’s haunting question (“Where did the people who built the pyramids sleep at night ”) reverberated in our minds as we walked ancient Roman roads and contemplated archeological artifacts created thousands of years ago. Our capstone was returning after six years to magical, steep-stepped Positano on the Amalfi coast, where Spring is in bloom and the fragrance of sweet wisteria filled our souls. A leisurely lunch at Tre Sorelli restaurant, then up and down a series of soaring steps and narrow passageways, labyrinthine hallmarks of this town carved from towering slopes plunging to the sea. Positano glistens and sparkles at night, and the Gulf of Salerno twinkles back. The Amalfi Coast Route is --- let’s call it interesting: thirty miles of incredibly narrow, twisting asphalt inundated by huge tourist buses, buzzing Vespas, carefree walkers, bicycles, big Mercedes vying for position, and tight-cornered switchbacks that make Old Fall River Road look like Elkhorn Avenue. Lizzie mastered the Route with all the aplomb, bravado, skill and daring of Italian drivers. We visited numerous big cities and small towns in Portugal, Spain and Italy; everywhere we encountered gracious, friendly, helpful, proud, knowledgeable, hard-working, cheerful people (Lizzie’s smile is a great ice-breaker) who went out of their way to ensure our comfort and safety. And the many delicious foods we ate—seafoods, salads, soups, cheeses, breads, pasta, gelato, bruschetta, fruits, pizza, must await another column. Any odyssey worth its salt imparts lessons for the willing. Here are a few we learned (relearned?) on our travels: 1) Dollars disappear faster when disguised as Euros. 2) Falling asleep at the wheel of a rental car and sideswiping the freeway guardrail is expensive. And scary. 3) Shaking crumbs out of your daypack from a fifth-floor window works better after you have secured all loose fifty dollar bills that you don’t want to see as manna fluttering to a crowded sidewalk below. 4) Leaving your daypack (containing passport, credit cards, etc.) on a town wall and driving an hour away before remembering is not helpful; it creates unnecessary work for others and ample personal angst. 5) “There are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in our philosophy. ” We inhabit a world brimming with rich cultures and legions of lovely people. Lizzie and I return to Colorado full of gratitude, deeply touched by individuals we met and sights we saw; tomorrow will be time enough to again ponder Carl Sandburg’s enticing question: “Where to? What next?” Ciao! Next column: Welcome Wagon Estes Park. Nice town. Nice people. Reader response welcome:

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Some of the Mountain Home Cafe staff met with Rotary President Kathy Groesbeck on April 6 to go over details of the Cinco de Mayo dinner and the Duck Race.

Duck Race Festival May 5th meal to Bond Park for the Duck Race, ” Olga said. “We also want everyone to feel welcome at our Cinco de Mayo dinBy: Rita DuChateau ner. ” This year’s Estes Park Rotary Duck Olga and her family have wanted to Race Festival will recognize and honor forge a link between the 17-year old the Latino culture through a unique Cinco de Mayo festivities and the Estes partnership with Mountain Home Park Duck Race for many years. Café. “We realized it could work for both The Duck Race occurs on groups, but we didn’t have May 5 every few years, any contacts with the but this time there won’t Duck Race, ” she said. be a conflict for those who want to celebrate Enter Kathy Groesbeck, who Cinco de Mayo and the represented the Duck Race Duck Race Festival, thanks Committee in her first to a collaboration between meeting with Olga. Olga from Mountain Home “When Olga and I met, Café and Kathy Groesbeck, we wondered how we could this year’s “Little Duck” and come up with a plan that current Rotary Club of Estes Park Presiwould be good for all,” Groesdent. beck said. “Then Olga said both events Olga consulted with her family, and all don’t have to be on the same day, and agreed that working together with the that her Cinco dinner might work better Rotary Club of Estes Park could bring on Friday. So, we’re hoping to bring about a better understanding of the awareness and a sense of hospitality by Latino culture. By moving the Cinco de welcoming all to both events.” Mayo community dinner to Friday, May In addition to volunteers, The Rotary 4, the conflict between two major Estes Club of Estes Park is helping with supPark events could be avoided, and both plies for the Cinco dinner, from table events could see larger participation, the covers to décor, such as Mariachi Ducks planners said. for tabletop favors. Then, the next day, So, everyone can enjoy the Cinco de the club will supply tents and serving Mayo celebration on Friday night from help for the Mexican lunch in Bond 5:30- 8:30 p.m., at the Event Center Park. Pavilion, where Estes Park Rotarians will “I think this is a great example of volunteer to make the event run working together,” Olga said. “We’re alsmoothly. Olga plans to make room on ready thinking about how we can work her program of food, music and fun to together next year. We would love to see have a short explanation of Rotary. Then the Bond Park entertainment include a the whole town can turn out for the Latino band from Estes Park. ” Duck Race on Saturday, and enjoy a deli- Groesbeck echoed the sentiment. “We cious Mexican lunch in Bond Park belook forward to collaboration in the futween 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., prepared by ture as we become more familiar with Mountain Home Café. Rotary club each other’s culture. It’s been an honor members will volunteer in Mountain and a privilege to work with Mountain Home’s food tent to ensure that everyone Home Café.” leaves happy. Mountain Home Café Lunch It’s about much more than a food tent Bond Park 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the Duck Race mascot wearing a Saturday, May 5, 2018 sombrero this year, both groups emphaBeverage: Agua de Horchata size. Entree: Homemade tamales with green “This is a great partnership with Rochile tary. My family and staff are excited Dessert: Churros about bringing a traditional Mexican Cinco de Mayo planners Collaborate to offer two days of celebration

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Quota Club’s Taste Of Estes Next Thursday, April 19 At YMCA By: Kris Hazelton Get your taste buds ready for a delicious evening at Quota Club of Estes Park’s 34th annual Taste of Estes event. This fun community tradition features some of the areas best restaurants offering savory samples of their menu offerings. At the event, you’ll enjoy an endless array of delicious foods from: Hunter’s Chophouse, Himalayan Curry & Kebob, The Dunraven Inn, Latitude 105, The Egg & I, Sweet Basilico Café, Pepper’s Mexican Grill, Oscar Blues Grill, YMCA of the Rockies, Bird and Jim, LaMexicana, Seasoned Bistro, The Taffy Shop, Otherside Restaurant, Claire’s on the Park, Starbucks, Lonigan’s, Ed’s Cantina, Tavern at Mary’s Lake Lodge, Estes Park Brewery, Waterfront Grille, Snowy Peaks Winery, The Wild Rose, Rock Cut Brewing Co. and Cinnamon’s Bakery pairing with Kind Coffee. The Taste of Estes will be held next Thursday, April 19th at the Assembly Hall at the YMCA of the Rockies from 5:308:00 p.m. A fun addition to Taste of Estes is Quota Club’s drawing for a one of a kind, artist crafted wine glass, tissue box or wooden stool. The crafts will be on display at the event where you can purchase tickets to enter to win your favorite. Tickets will cost $1 for one ticket, $5 for six tickets and $10 for 13

tickets. Each ticket offers you a chance to win. Winners names will be drawn at the end of the night at Taste of Estes. A big shout out to the generous Taste sponsors RE/MAX Mountain Brokers, State Farm Insurance, Bank of Colorado, Coldwell Banker/Estes Village Properties, the YMCA of the Rockies, Bank of Estes Park and Edward Jones. Taste of Estes is a fun springtime event where you not only enjoy great food, you get to venture out and reconnect with your friends and neighbors who you may not have seen during these long winter months. Proceeds from Taste tickets go to support the various club projects Quota works on such as the upcoming ambulance drive, to purchase another new ambulance for our community as well as automatic heart defibrillators-making Estes Park a “heart safe” community, student grants, hearing and speech needs, service to youth and elderly needs, international and community projects and more! Tickets are now on sale for $20 for adults, $10 for kids 12 and under and can be purchased at A la Carte, the Estes Park Visitors Center, Macdonald Book Shop and EP News office or from any Quota member. Get your tickets today, this event is often a sell-out! Don’t miss the Taste of Estes, a delicious Estes Park tradition. It’s the place to be!

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Crossroads Ministry & LLEV Preschool 12th Annual Spring Sale 2018 Spring Sale dates will be Friday, May 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 12 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Donations will be accepted starting on Monday, April 30, 2018 in the Stanley Park Fairgrounds in Barn W. Call Crossroads for detailed information on possible donations: 970-5770610. Due to scheduling problems, we cannot

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accept any items for donation until April 30, at the earliest. Open your closets and your hearts to help two worthy local causes! Please take time to look around your home or business, check your cupboards and closets for “treasures” to donate. All items should be clean & in very good condition. Sorry, we cannot accept used adult clothing, TVs, large appliances, sleeper sofas, used mattresses or other large furniture items. For additional information, call Crossroads Ministry at 970-577-0610. All proceeds stay in our community for the benefit of local families in need through 501(c)3 nonprofits, Crossroads Ministry of Estes Park and Lifelong Learning of Estes Valley Preschool. Time to spring clean!

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Veterans Monument Updates And Plaques Since dedicating the Veterans Monument plaque in November of last year, the monument committee has not been idle! First, the fundraising cut off was December first and it has taken a couple of months to be certain the plaques look right and have the correct information on them recognizing donors who gave over $1,000.00. Shown with this article is the design of those plaques. If any donors see any corrections needed, please call Gary Brown at 970-586-2021. We want these absolutely right before casting them in bronze! Secondly Laurie Button has created a Facebook page for us and for any visitors to use. In midMarch the Veterans Monument Committee launched this page on the social media site Facebook. The group wanted to establish a place where people visiting could post photos and share thoughts and stories about what being at the monument means to them. The committee will display signage at the site including a QR (Quick Response) bar code allowing users to scan the code and have direct access to the Facebook page. To visit the page, simply type “Estes Park Veterans Monument” in the search bar and you will be taken directly to it. The Veterans Monument already has nearly one hundred followers from the local area, as well as from places around the United States and even Europe. Laurie will monitor our page so it keeps up to our high standards and respect for our veterans. Hopefully it will include some amazing stories from our visitors! And third Craig and Peg Belshe have created a geocache site at the Monument! Any of you who participate in the fun adventure of this hobby will be pleased that a site now exists “to be found” at the Monument! We are humbled by all the kind words we have received on the monument and the part it is already playing in recognizing those who serve and have served in uniform.

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Welcome to Friday the 13th. Now do not walk under a ladder or let a black cat cross your path! Silly superstitions but the one about a ladder is pretty good advice. Nevertheless, I am sure basically all superstitions had some root in fact, that fact being lost in time. For instance, do you know where the saying, “keep your powder dry” originated? It was because the soldiers in the Revolutionary War had muskets that required powder to fire their weapons. If the powder got wet, the muskets would either not fire or backfire and harm the one trying to shoot. “Sleep tight and don’t let the bed bugs bite” was because the old beds had ropes holding up the mattresses and if the ropes were not tight, the bed sagged and was very uncomfortable. And the wooden beds were a great harbor for bed bugs. And going under a ladder would be a stupid thing to do as something could fall on you or the ladder could fall as well. I guess we older folks were quoted more silly sayings in our lifetime than the tech savvy younger generation. They just Google everything to check out the what and why of things. I know as I have had the pleasure of two of my granddaughters visit me from Nevada for 10 days. Nikki, who is 16, and Alison, who is 14, both have phones and used them all the time. Social media is at an all-time high. I am not complaining as they were perfect, polite guests and willingly put the phones down when we were together. They only

used them in quiet times or to check out destinations or emails or text messages, etc. I guess y’all get my drift. We had a lot of good times and got to do a lot of fun things. They both loved my pickles that I make and suggested that I give y’all the recipe. It is an easy recipe and even my Mah Jongg group likes them.

Esther’s Spicy Pickles Makes 3- quart jars One large jar of good dill pickles, drained. (The jar that is usually found at Sam’s... big jar.) 3 pounds of granulated sugar 1-2 heads of peeled garlic One package of pickling spices 1⁄2 bottle of regular size Tabasco or more to taste. Drain the pickles and place in large glass bowl. Put spices in a piece of old nylon stocking and knot both ends and put with pickles along with sugar and garlic. Stir gently and cover. Leave at room temperature for ten days, stirring occasionally. Pack into sterile jars and refrigerate. Will last forever. My email is: Bon Appétit.

Patriots For Peace Meeting April 18 The Estes Park Patriots for Peace invite you to our next meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18 in the Wasson Room of the Estes Valley Public Library. We are a transpartisan, inclusive organization, part of whose mission is to “build a culture of peace at all levels of society.” Have you heard of “the Green Sheikh?” Sheikh bin Ali Al Nuaimi is an environmentalist and educator from the United Arab Emirates who has gained a worldwide following of young people and others interested in protecting the environment. He is one of a number of environmental leaders we will introduce to attendees. We will also discuss actions to support Earth Day, in keeping with our mission. Finally, we will continue to plan for our scholarship fundraising event, the “Sweet Peace Jam” to be held on Saturday, 12 May at the Masonic Lodge. We will also share some of the fine work expressed in some of the applications our group received for the scholarship. Light refreshments will be served. We hope you can join us.

Saturday Thrift Store Sales To Benefit Families For Estes The public is encouraged to shop at the This year’s event is planned for Friday, Estes Park Community Thrift May 4, beginning at 5:30 Shop this Saturday, April 14, p.m., at the Pavilion with that day’s proceeds gonext to the Estes Park ing to benefit Families for Event Center. Estes and the 2018 Cinco Cinco de Mayo is a de Mayo community celfamily-friendly celebration. Located at 429 ebration, run by W. Elkhorn Avenue, the volunteers and Community Thrift Shop open to the entire will be open from 10 a.m. community and to all to 4 p.m. on April 14, offerages. ing its popular bag The Estes Park sale pricing all that Community day. Thrift Shop doFamilies for Estes nated more (FFE) is a local than $13,000 501(c) (3) nonprofit to local nonwhose mission is to profits in act as a positive ex2017. ample of leadership For more inin Estes Park by supformation porting educational, about Families recreational, and for Estes, visit family events www.familiesthrough community collaboration and To learn more fund-raising efforts. about the Since 2014, FFE has Estes Park been a sponsor of the Community annual Cinco de Thrift Shop, Mayo celebration in Estes Park, which visit their website at offers an important opportunity for cultural fellowship in our community, bringing together people of all backgrounds for a neighborly celebration with food, dancing, activities, and live music.

Parkinson’s Support Group Meeting April 17 The Parkinson's Support Group Meeting is the 3rd Tuesday of each month. We will be meeting April 17, from 2:00-3:30 at the Wasson Room on the 2nd floor of the Estes Valley Library. You can take the elevator up and the meeting room is in the far right corner. This month we are happy to announce a guest speaker, Rich Wildau, who comes to us from Boulder. Rich is an Ambassador from the Davis Phinney Foundation. He will be speaking on the work of the foundation in helping people with Parkinson's, from providing information, the research and programs they support, and the moments of victory the people are encouraged to celebrate. While the foundation supports finding a cure for Parkinson's, it encourages and teaches people living with the disease to find the information and tools to live well today. If you, or someone you know and love is living with Parkinson's, please don't miss this inspiring and informative presentation. All are invited to attend. Questions? Call Linda Hanak at 970-586-9633.

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Junior Election Results In today’s society, too many young adults do not vote, but freely allow others to make their decisions, inadvertently sanctioning anything that is decided. One way to reverse this trend is to begin participation in elementary school. Historically, students who participate in elections from an early age tend to continue that participation as adults. In the recent Town election, our Estes Valley young voters chose Marie Cenac, Carlie Bangs, and Art Messal to represent them on the Town Board. We trust these three individuals, whether a Town Trustee or not, will continue to serve as the voice of our younger population. The voters were 5th grade through 12th grade students enrolled in the Estes Park School District. Although there were ballot boxes provided at the EV Library on Election Day, for younger students (K-4th grade) and alternative educational venues, this electoral segment chose not to vote. During the 2018 Town Trustee campaign, the Junior Election program held both a “Meet and Greet” with current Town Trustees and a Forum with Town Trustee Candidates. Both these activities demonstrated that we have intelligent teenagers quite capable of amassing information and forming opinions that should be heard and considered. Each time we hold such an event we double our attendance, and so, periodically, we will continue to do so. In May, however, rather than another sep-

arate Forum, we invite our teenagers (and younger constituents as well) to attend the League of Women Voters Forum on April 12 in Town Hall. This Forum for Hospital Board (7:00-7:30) and Estes Valley Parks and Recreation District Board (7:30-9:00) will be of particular interest to teens because the EVRPD is responsible for decisions concerning the new Community Center. We encourage informed students to contribute questions at the Forum, Letters to the Editor, and other forms of communication. While Junior Election votes do not directly impact the election, written and verbal comments by teenagers may influence their parents and adults who can vote. Junior Election results for Town Trustee Marie Cenac 144 44% Carlie Bangs 129 39% Art Messal 124 38% David Shirk 117 36% Michelle Hiland 96 29% Bob Holcomb 87 28% B.MacAlpine 82 25% Ken Zornes 78 24% S.Webermeier 77 23% Ward Nelson 66 20% Total number of students voting: 328 Chart reflects actual number of votes and percentage of students who voted for that candidate. (rounded to a full percentage).

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Riverspointe Spa is excited to announce a special mini-facial event on Tuesday, April 24. From 11a.m.-4 p.m. guests can visit the spa and enjoy a free 30 minute facial in order to refresh their skin for spring and learn about PHYTOMER’s marine-based, natural skincare products. Facials will be given by Misty, a PHYTOMER expert, and Cat, one of the spa’s resident estheticians. Each mini-facial will cleanse, tone, and exfoliate, and will include a customized cream mask. Guests will learn about PHYTOMER’s marine-based approach to skincare. All products are designed to unlock the revitalizing powers of the sea and provide an earth-driven, therapeutic program for skin of all types. “Our skin goes through adjustment periods with new seasons and environments,” said spa owner and director Melissa Martin. “Misty and Cat will do a wonderful job of pampering guests while providing custom recommendations for

PHYTOMER products that will help with the transition from winter to spring.” Space is limited so book your time slot now by calling the spa at 970-577-6841. To learn about other services and products provided by Riverspointe Spa, visit their website at or call 970577-6841. Riverspointe Spa is open daily from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and is located at 121 Wiest Drive in downtown Estes Park. Melissa Martin began Riverspointe Spa in Estes Park ten years ago. Originally from New York, Melissa attended Cornell University and spent some time working at spas in Santa Fe before moving to Colorado to begin a life in the Rocky Mountains. Her favorite treatment at Riverspointe Spa is the Raindrop Therapy Massage. On her days off, she enjoys hiking and playing with her feisty cat named Jasmine.

Children Promote Reduced Use Of Plastic

Students in one of Ms. Ilah Reynar’s first grade classes proudly display their personally decorated cloth shopping bags. Courtesy photo

Students at the Estes Park Elementary School, for the benefit of us all, are promoting reduced use of plastics that find their way into our environment. Under the supervision of their Art teacher, Ms. Ilah Reynar, first graders have recently decorated a sturdy cloth bag for their parents which they will take home for Earth Day, April 22, 2018. Hopefully, the parents of these children will use this bag to carry home purchases instead of one of the “single-use” throwaway plastic bags provided by many local merchants.

(These plain cloth bags were purchased by the local League of Women Voters.) In different classes, these students are currently learning things about the oceans, and things that live in and around them. This has brought them into intellectual contact with the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (YouTube), a floating collection of various types of plastic which is said to be growing exponentially, and is currently twice the size of Texas. Many of the messages on these bags reflect this awareness.

YMCA Invites Community To Healthy Kids Day

Estes Park Center will join over 1,300 YMCAs across the country on Saturday, April 21 by inviting our community to celebrate Healthy Kids Day! From 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., participation in activities like bubble making, a nature scavenger hunt, tag games, chalk art, fun in the swimming pool, and much more is free to residents of Estes Park and surrounding communities. The YMCA of the Rockies is proud to be celebrating the national YMCA’s initiative to promote and improve health among kids and families. YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, celebrated at over 1,300 YMCAs across the country by over 1.2 million participants, works to get more kids moving and learning, creating habits that they continue all summer long, which is a critical time for kids’ health. As spring turns to summer, Healthy Kids Day is a powerful reminder

to have fun through physical activity during the upcoming summer days. The YMCA of the Rockies will be offering a variety of programs geared towards getting families outside, appreciating being active and creative in nature. There will be some friendly competition, healthy snacks to fuel adventure and opportunities to explore nature surrounding the YMCA. YMCA of the Rockies Healthy Kids Day Schedule: 10 a.m.: I’m Alive, Alert, Awake & Enthusiastic! Stretching & Games in Longhouse Gym 11 a.m.: Family Minute to Win-It at Longhouse Gym 1 p.m.: Water Games at Swimming Pool 2 p.m.: Healthy Snacks at Sweet Memorial 3 p.m.: Tag Games on Admin Field 4 p.m.: Recycle & Grow Gardens at Sweet Memorial Throughout the Day: bubble making, chalk art, scavenger hunts and sports equipment rental (basketball, mini golf, etc) If you and your family plan to celebrate Healthy Kids Day, stop by the Sweet Memorial Program Building on Saturday, April 21 to pick up your free Day Pass wristband and event schedule. For more information, please call 970-586-3341 ext. 1104. We hope that you can come join us for this day of healthy fun in the beautiful Rocky Mountains!

Dog Obedience Classes OfferedProceeds Help Pet Association The Estes Park Pet Association is ready to kick off their 33rd summer of Basic Dog Obedience Classes. Classes will be taught by Rala Mandelson. These seven week sessions will be offered on Saturdays or Sundays. Saturday Class Orientation May 5, 8-9 a.m. Training May 12 through June 16 from 8-9 a.m. Sunday Class Orientation May 6, 8-9 a.m. Training May 13 through June 17, 8-9 a.m. The classes will take place in the parking lot of Boyatt Glass, 504 Pine River Ct. Cost is just $65 and includes collar and lead. All proceeds from the classes

go to the Estes Park Pet Association. Call Rala Mandelson at 970-5868681 for more information and to reserve your place in class.

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THE GREAT BLESSINGS OF ‘PAYING IT FORWARD’ In the late 1800s, a distinguished member of the British Parliament traveled to Scotland to give a speech. On the way, his carriage became hopelessly mired in the thick mud of a rural road. A young Scottish farm boy suddenly appeared on the scene with a team of large draft horses. He quickly had the carriage out of its dilemma and ready to resume the journey. The gentleman insisted on paying the young man, but the lad refused. He was simply being a good neighbor, and that’s what neighbors do…help each other when there is difficulty. The English lawmaker was immediately taken with the young man and his attitude. “Are you sure I can’t pay you for your time and effort?” he asked. “Thank you, sir, but it was the least I can do. It was a privilege to help such an important person as yourself,” the boy replied. “What do you want to be when you grow up?” asked the man. “I’d like to be a doctor, but I doubt that it will happen since my family does not have the money for such education.” “Then I will help you become a doctor,” said the politician. And as the years went by this Member of Parliament kept his promise. Nearly fifty years later, another famous English statesman lay dangerously close to death due to pneumonia. Winston Churchill had become ill while attending a wartime conference, and England desperately needed his leadership as Hitler threatened to destroy their nation. Churchill miraculously recovered because his physician gave him an injection of a new wonder drug called penicillin. Penicillin had recently been discovered by a brilliant medical doctor, Alexander Fleming, the now grown-up young boy who had pulled the stalled carriage from the mud. And the man who promised to return the favor by sending him to medical school was Winston Churchill’s father, Sir Randolph Churchill. Randolph Churchill saw what no one else had seen in the face of that young Scottish farm boy. He saw potential. And his commitment to helping that young man reach his potential saved the life of his own son nearly a half century later. And by saving the life of Winston Churchill, he may have saved all of England. The Bible has something to say about being aware of and recognizing potential in the lives of our young people, doesn’t it? In Proverbs 22:6, Solomon advised, “Train up a child in the way that he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” This wise man was reminding parents and others to recognize that each child has ‘gifts’ and ‘abilities’, giving them tremendous potential when those are recognized and cultivated. I was happy to hear Principal Chuck Scott, from Estes Park High School, share the school’s dream to initiate alternative training for students whose ‘bent’ is in some other direction than academics. However, it is no less important for parents to recognize those ‘bents’ as well, so youth are encouraged to ‘become all that they can be’. A dear friend teaches school on a reservation in Wyoming. She has been assigned to teach the ‘gifted’ students of the tribe. Her frustration? Parents don’t want their children to be ‘gifted’, thus potentially, achieving more than they themselves achieved. So, parents, study your child. See the great potential that God has placed within them, and do everything you can do to ‘train them up in the way that THEY should go’ so that they can achieve great things, like Alexander Fleming did, to the great blessing of mankind. Jesus said, “Lift up your eyes and look on ‘fields’ that are white unto harvest’…among those ‘fields’ are our children. Don’t fail to see and develop their great potential. God bless you in your efforts. Bob

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Meet The Buyers For Xanterra Travel Collection

A new year and another chance to be able to come to Estes Park, Colorado to Meet the Buyers for Xanterra Travel Collection! Xanterra Travel Collection is always watchful for new product that can be featured at the Trail Ridge Store in Rocky Mountain National Park. Xanterra held several Meet the Buyer events in 2017 and was able to incorporate many new vendors with exceptional product into the Trail Ridge Store. Xanterra wants to continue to find unique local product made throughout the Rocky Mountain Region. Xanterra Travel Collection is planning the first of two events this year for April 24, 2018. There will be buyers present at the Estes Park, Colorado location from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. to learn about the product and talk about how to sell product into the corporate world. The event will be held at the Estes Park facility at 945 Moraine Avenue. Categories of interest include: Locally made tee-shirts, mugs, and Rocky Mountain souvenirs Handcrafted pottery, jewelry, carvings,

paintings, books Handcrafted local candies, jams, jellies, and snacks “This is a chance for the local artisan to meet with a corporate buyer and get the chance to learn how to initiate the process of selling into a larger venue,” stated Nancy Strong, General Manager for Rocky Mountain National Park. “Last year we were able to integrate new product from around our region and the people that come to Rocky Mountain National Park were thrilled to see so many new and different items to take home.” Xanterra will be scheduling 30 minute interviews to talk with artisans and learn more about the process it takes to create original crafts. Please bring a selection of product with details about the product, wholesale pricing, and information on the business or an artist bio to present to a buyer. If this date is not conducive to attend, there will be another opportunity to meet with a buyer during the summer. This will be scheduled at a later date. To schedule an appointment please contact Nancy Strong at the information below. Xanterra Travel Collection Rocky Mountain National Park 945 Moraine Avenue Estes Park, Colorado 80517 970-586-2133

EPHS National Honor Society Students Hosting Fundraising Event

By: Phoebe Dillon

On Friday, April 20, Estes Park High School will be hosting “ Investing in People: The Nehemiah Gateway Approach in Albania.” The evening will begin at 6 p.m., and will have plenty of learning opportunities for people of all ages. Tickets for the evening will be $10 and all proceeds will be donated to Nehemiah Gateway. Organized by Nehemiah Gateway USA and Estes Park High School National Honor Society, “Investing in People,” will be a fundraiser held for Nehemiah Gateway and its efforts in Albania to help underprivileged children learn, and stay in school. Estes Park Rotary is already a supporter of this work through its grants program. Nehemiah Gateway has been “... working in Albania more than 20 years to positively and sustainably improve the situation and living conditions of people in need.” They are driven by the concept of empowering people to manage their lives independently, and focus on social and medical improvement, education, project empowerment, and the implementation of core values. According to EPHS NHS President Hanna Bergsten, “This has been an incredible opportunity for our club to come together as a team, utilize our leadership skills, and make a positive impact on our world. We are so grateful for the opportunity to aid Nehemiah Gateway in their endeavors to help students like ourselves.”

The NHS Club has been organizing the catering for the event, as well, which will be done by the EPHS ProStart Class. This is a wonderful catering experience for the classes (along with the bi-annual Estes Thrives event), and the first time the classes have catered for an event outside of the school. It is a rare opportunity for the community to taste their cooking, which will feature traditional Albanian appetizers and desserts they learned to make for the occasion. Traditional Albanian appetizers and desserts provided by ProStart will be included in the cost of the event, along with various presentations on Nehemiah Gateway. The keynote speakers of the evening will include Arnold Geiger, the founder of Nehemiah Gateway, and Arlinda Merdani, the head of global operations. “Investing in People: The Nehemiah Gateway Approach in Albania” will be a night organized by the community in hopes of contributing to our global strive for education. Join us at the Estes Park High School from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, April 20 for a fun filled educational evening that we encourage all community members to attend.

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

EVENTS Apr. 14: Centennial Season Opening. Estes Park 18-Hole Golf Course. Ribbon cutting, cheap green fees. 7:30am Apr. 15: Man About a Horse. Bluegrass Historic Park Theatre. 4-6:30pm th

Apr. 19: Quota Club’s 34 Annual Taste of Estes. YMCA of the Rockies Assembly Hall. 5:30-8pm Apr. 20: Stanley Night Live: featuring Jim Breuer. World-class comedy. The Stanley Hotel. 7pm Apr. 20: Goodnight, Texas with Matthew Wilburn Skinner. Rock. Historic Park Theatre. 7pm Apr. 21: Stanley Night Live: featuring Tom Papa. World-class comedy. The Stanley Hotel. 7pm Apr. 22: Colorado Gypsy Jazz Festival. Ft. La Pompe Jazz. Historic Park Theatre. 3-5:30pm Apr. 27-28: Mountain Festival. Now with Saturday Adventures. Estes Park Events Complex. 8:30-4pm

ENTERTAINMENT & MUSIC Apr. 13: Jamesons Duo. Americana. Snowy Peaks Winery. 4-6pm Apr. 13-14: Ray Young. Jazz Piano. Nicky’s Steakhouse. 6pm Apr. 13-14, 18, 20-21, 25 & 27: Karaoke. Lonigans. 9pm Apr. 14: David Potter. Acoustic. The Rock Inn. 5-8pm Apr. 14: Dempsey/Fox Duo. Jazz. The Other Side. 5-8pm Apr. 14: David Berg. Piano & Song. Estes Park Resort. 6-9pm Apr. 15: Joseph Lingenfelter. Acoustic. The Other Side. 10am-1pm Apr. 15: Bingo Night. Rock Cut Brewing Company. 6-7:30pm Apr. 17: Bingo. American Legion. 6pm Apr. 17: Trivia Night. Rock Cut Brewing Company. 7-8:30pm

Apr. 13–Apr. 27, 2018

Apr. 17: West Coast Swing Night. Elkins Distilling Co. 8pm

Apr. 26: Dempsey/Fox Duo. Jazz. The Estes Park Resort. 6-9pm

Apr. 19: Mountain Town Trio. Classic Rock and Folk. The Other Side. 6-9pm

Apr. 26: Open Bluegrass Jam. The Rock Inn. 6pm

Apr. 19: Dempsey/Fox Duo. Jazz. The Estes Park Resort. 6-9pm

Apr. 27: Sarah Banker. Acoustic. Snowy Peaks Winery. 4-6pm

Apr. 19: Open Bluegrass Jam. The Rock Inn. 6pm

Apr. 27: Ray Young. Jazz Piano. Nicky’s Steakhouse. 6pm

Apr. 19: Geeks Who Drink. Trivia. Latitude 105. 6:30pm

Apr. 27: Freedom & Harmony. Choir. Pres. Church of the Rockies. 7pm

Apr. 20: Great Blue. Folk. Snowy Peaks Winery. 4-6pm


Apr. 20-21: Ray Young. Jazz Piano. Nicky’s Steakhouse. 6pm


Apr. 21: YMCA Healthy Kids Day. YMCA of the Rockies. 10am-3pm

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

Apr. 21: Mary & Barry Hannigan. Piano & Flute. Shepherd of the Mtns. 3pm

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

Apr. 21: Dempsey/Fox Duo. Jazz. The Other Side. 5-8pm

Apr. 14: Wilderness and Remote First Aid & CPR. Estes Park Mountain Shop. 9am-5:30pm

Apr. 21: David Berg. Piano & Song. Estes Park Resort. 6-9pm Apr. 21: Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey. Movie. Mountain Shop. 7pm Apr. 21: Melanie Joy Hall & The Family Band. Folk. Cousin Pat’s. 7pm Apr. 21: Estes Park Chorale. 50s & 60s. Pres Church of the Rockies. 7-9pm Apr. 22: Joseph Lingenfelter. Acoustic. The Other Side. 10am-1pm Apr. 22: Bingo Night. Rock Cut Brewing Company. 6-7:30pm Apr. 24: Free Mini Facials. Call 970577-6841. Riverspointe Spa. 11am-4pm Apr. 24: Jon Pickett & Friends. Bluegrass. Ed’s Cantina. 6-9pm Apr. 24: Trivia Night. Rock Cut Brewing Company. 7-8:30pm Apr. 24: West Coast Swing Night. Elkins Distilling Co. 8pm

Apr. 15: Daoist Lecture & Tai Chi Class. Dao House. 8:30-10am Apr. 15: History & Nature Talk. Rams Horn Village. 5-6pm Apr. 17: Free 5K Group Fun Run. The Stanley Hotel. 5:30pm Apr. 21: Dances of Universal Peace. Estes Park Yoga. 4-6pm Apr. 22: Daoist Lecture & Tai Chi Class. Dao House. 8:30-10am Apr. 22: History & Nature Talk. Rams Horn Village. 5-6pm Apr. 24: Free 5K Group Fun Run. The Stanley Hotel. 5:30pm


Apr. 26: Geeks Who Drink. Trivia. Latitude 105. 6:30pm

Rocky Mountain Conservancy Programs: Fees apply & registration is required. Call for classes: 970-586-3262

Apr. 26: Mountain Town Trio. Classic Rock and Folk. The Other Side. 6-9pm

Apr. 14: Fire in Ecosystems: Friend or Foe. 8am-4:30pm

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Mountain Festival Offers Seven Free Saturday Adventures

Learn about the Beaver Dams, what it takes to reconstruct their homes, repair riverbeds, and conserve the land on which they live.

The Mountain Festival is the next best thing since caramel apples. Two FREE days: Friday, April 27th in the Event Center and NEW this year: Saturday Adventures throughout the valley April 28th. Saturday Adventures are a cross between local free-bees, land stewardship, and just enjoying our own lake/ rock walls/ beaver dams, etc. All Saturday Adventures are FREE thanks to the generous gift of time and expertise by participating organizations. So get our your calendar, find your “I always wanted to do that” and go. Now is the time. Choose your Saturday Adventure (some require reservations) : Snowshoeing Trek for Families with Rocky Mountain Conservancy Take advantage of your last chance to wander in the woods on snowshoes (provided by the Conservancy). Moder-

ate hike of less than five miles (you can do it!). Meet at Wild Basin Winter Parking Area. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 20 people max. Reserve your spot online at Rock Climbing with KMAC Rock Climbing School Two climbing classes at the Performance Climbing Park (behind the stage at Performance Park). Classes will meet from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-3 p.m. Participants should wear comfortable, weather appropriate clothes. Shoes, helmet, and harnesses will be provided by KMAC. Anyone with a “can do” attitude ages six and up are welcome (youth ages 6-12 must be accompanied by an adult chaperone or participant). There is a maximum of 12 participants per session. Pre registration required, go to and bring release form.

The Beaver Dam Trifecta What does it take to bring the beavers back to Fish Creek? Restored riverbeds (Estes Valley Watershed Coalition (EVWC)), access to land in conservation easements (Estes Valley Land Trust (EVLT)), and someone to monitor the effect of man-made restoration on water quality and animal migration (Estes Park Environmental Center (EPEC)). 9 a.m.12 (noon) Meet at Brook Ln. and Fish Creek, the group will move to various locations • 9-10:45 a.m., First, give back! River clean-up. • 10:45-11a.m., Conversation about Conservation Property with EVLT • 11-11:15 a.m., Restoration Projects on Fish Creek - see the new Beaver Dams with EVWC • 11:15-12 p.m., Water Quality Monitoring at Cheley Camp with EPEC This project is limited to 20 people. Advance registration via required. Lake Estes Interpretive Bike Tour with New Venture Cycling Local bike tour takes locals 'round the lake; stop along the way for local history and maybe-true-myths. New Venture Cycling provides bikes and helmets. Max of eight people/ tour. Tours start at 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 1 p.m. First come, first served. Twilight Hike with Rocky Mountain National Park Soak in the magical twilight hour as the sun sinks behind the high peaks and learn what the natural world is doing as day slips into night. 7:45 p.m. in Rocky Mountain National Park; location pro-

vided when reservations are made. Registration for the Twilight Walk opens Saturday, April 21. Please call Beaver Meadows Visitor Center at 970-5861223 between 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. to register. 60-90 minute hike. Max 25 people. (Max six people per reservation). Subject to cancellation upon poor weather. Estes Valley Annual Community Spring Cleanup Help clean the roadways and waterways of the Estes Valley. This is a joint effort of the EP Rotary Club, the EVRP and the Town of Estes Park. 9-11 a.m. Meet at the EP Visitors Center at 9 a.m. for instructions, directions and distribution of bags. Gloves, long sleeved shirts, long pants, sun protection, water and adequate footwear are recommended. No advance registration required. If you are mobilizing a group, contact Annie at 586-2011 or to plan. Survivalist Skills Hike at YMCA Go for a hike and learn survival skills along the way. Discuss how to get ready for a hike, what to do if you are lost, and practice building shelters. Make sure to wear comfortable and warm clothes and good shoes for hiking. 1-2:30 p.m. Meet at the Sweet Memorial building at the YMCA of the Rockies. No advance registration required. That’s it! The Mountain Festival grows out of the School District and Town of Estes Park celebrating Earth Day and Arbor Day. One of the goals of the Mountain Festival is to create land stewards in our community. Please join us in taking advantage of these opportunities to learn and discover in our own back yard. Who knows…. maybe you will become a citizen scientist and start testing the water quality of our rivers for the Environmental Center. Any questions? Email Karen at

New Foundation Launched To Benefit Recreation Programs In Estes Valley Estes Valley Recreation and Park District (EVRPD), the provider of numerous recreational opportunities in Estes Valley, is excited to announce the launch of Estes Valley Recreation and Park Foundation. “This new entity was established to help support and enhance our mission to enrich lives with quality recreation,” said Tom Carosello, Executive Director for EVRPD. “We are excited to offer this opportunity for folks to make a taxdeductible contribution that will benefit recreation programs and facilities, as well as have an organization that can qualify for additional grants.” The foundation is a 501c3 entity that can receive donations in any amount for the general fund or dona-

tions can be designated for a specific use. Some examples of programs and facilities that could benefit from donations include: •

Youth program scholarships for low-income families • Equipment and/or operating support for EVRPD youth programs • Senior lunch program • Community center membership scholarships for low-income residents • Facility improvements at Stanley

Park, such as the dog park, playground, ballfields or tennis courts • Trail improvements and expansions One of the first events for the founda-

and conservation.” For more information about the Estes Valley Recreation and Park Foundation or to donate online, visit or call Tom Carosello at 970-586-8191. About Estes Valley Recreation and Park District: Estes Valley Recretion is the Rotary Duck Race. The Estes ation and Park District is a quasi-municiValley Recreation and Park Foundation, pal corporation and political subdivision which is organization #46 on the donaof the State of Colorado. Established in tion form, will benefit from the donation. 1955, the organization’s goals are to plan, direct, organize and implement recre“The Duck Race is a great way to ational programs, manage facilities and launch this foundation,” said Carosello. provide public park and recreation op“Ultimately the residents and visitors of portunities for residents and visitors of Estes Valley will benefit as the foundation grows and helps promote topics that the District, an area that encompasses fit with our mission, such as fitness, fam- 320 square miles. ily, youth sports values, leisure activities

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Last Weekend To See Production Of “The Ladies Wore Black” The Estes Park Repertoire Theatre Company’s production of, "The Ladies Wore Black" was written and directed by local talent Michael Young. The show centers around New York Detective Steven Best, expertly portrayed by actor Don Stewart. Final performances will be held this Friday and Saturday, April 1314 at 7:00 p.m. As Detective Best travels from the 1930s through the 1940s, he has had more than one encounter with murder, deceit and love. In this latest adventure, Best is forced to bring in several of the women he has loved from his past to help solve the murder of the man lying in his bathtub. Aided by his sassy, brassy secretary Louise, and petulant partner Leo, Best faces deadly mob bosses, evil foreign powers and his worst foe ever...his love for the women around him. The cast includes veter-

ans of the Estes Park stage Don Stewart, Carissa McGill, Carolyn Wills, Cassie Weber, Larry Tyson, Becky Browning and Cindy Elkins. Cast members new to the Estes Park stage are Roy Dearen, and Chris Sikelianos. The production crew includes Michael Young, Mike Bonk, Christann Higley and Art Blume. Tickets are available at Macdonald Bookshop (152 East Elkhorn Avenue in Estes Park) for $15.00 each, cash or check only. No credit cards accepted. Advance purchase is recommended. No tickets will be held without purchase. The Studio Theatre is located at the Post 119 American Legion Hall, on the corner of Highways 36 and 7 in Estes Park. The Friday evening performance includes a special dinner option at the Legion, with a Steak Dinner for $18. Don’t miss it!

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Youth In Action (YIA) Announces Finalists For 2018 Community Grants Process The Youth In Action (YIA) leadership club is pleased to announce three finalists in their second year of providing a Community Grants Process for local nonprofit projects. This year, YIA has invited the League of Women Voters Junior Election program, Estes Valley Investment in Childhood Success (EVICS) Parent Education Classes, and Estes Cycling Coalition to present in-person to the YIA members in a “Shark Tank” style event. YIA “Sharks” will use the in-person presentations to learn more about the proposed projects, ask questions, and gain information to aid in their final decisions on what projects receive all or a portion of the $2,500 grant award. YIA is a collaborative program of Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center (EPNRC), Communities that Care coalition,

Estes Park School District, and the Estes Valley Library youth program. The program provides opportunities for youth ages 14-18 to learn about philanthropy and the work of nonprofits. Youth serve as advisors to nonprofit boards, giving the youth voice in decision-making. In addition, youth learn important lessons in giving back, funding, and community need through facilitating an annual community grant. For academic year 2018/19, YIA will be offered as a zero hour course at Estes Park High School, making the program available to all high school students. YIA members are putting their passion into action as they learn and serve our community. For more information on Youth In Action or other programs of EPNRC, contact us at:

Second Annual Book Drive At Macdonald Book Shop For EP Learning Place Olivia Hamel 10th Grade Congratulations to Olivia Hamel, Student of the Week for April 13, 2018. At Estes Park High School, Olivia is a three sport athlete, competing in volleyball, basketball and recently, track and field. When she’s not in school, Olivia enjoys going to the basketball court with her younger siblings. She recently received the allconference basketball award as well as a varsity letter in both volleyball and basketball. Her favorite quote is, “Losers quit when they fail. Winners fail keep going. until they succeed” by Robert After high school, Olivia plans to go to Kiyosaki. She likes this quote becollege to pursue a career in athletic medicause it reminds her that even if cine and/or another branch of a nursing. she wants to give up, she has to 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.

In the past year, the Estes Park Learning Place has distributed more than 1,500 children’s and young adult books to families in Estes Park. A community book shelf, purchased by the Learning Place with a grant from Families for Estes, has become a well-known source of enjoyment and learning as children and their parents select books. Macdonald Book Shop is once again partnering with the Estes Park Learning Place to help provide books for children in Estes Park. You may choose to purchase and donate a favorite book. Or, you may want to browse the wonderful selection available at Macdonald Book Shop. You will receive a 20% discount on books you purchase for the book drive. What can having a home library do for

families? • Home libraries provide families with books of their own to keep. • Having books in the home can help children develop a lifelong love of reading. • More than 40% of frequent readers ages 6 to 10 were read aloud to at home by their parents. • Books in the home create opportunities for parents to read to and with children regularly. How can you help? • Macdonald Book Shop is sponsoring its second annual book drive during April 1-30, 2018. • Come to Macdonald Book Shop to purchase a book and place it in the collection box, or you may make a financial contribution that will be used to purchase books. • The books collected will be distributed to Estes Park families. • You can give a great gift to a child — a passion for reading. Fill your house with lots of books, in all the crannies and the nooks — Dr. Seuss

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Become A Partners Mentoring Youth Mission Partner In 2018! Partners Mentoring Youth has served hundreds of Estes Valley youth in our mentoring programs. We make a major impact on local youth, as participants in our program gain confidence, life skills, improved school performance, and hope for the future by spending time with a mentor. As a business leader in the community, you can help support these positive changes in Estes Park through sponsorship of Partners Mentoring Youth. To that end, we are have launched a new funding initiative called Mission

Partners. Mission Partners are companies seeking deeper community involvement while directly supporting Partners' vision of enriching lives and building community through youth mentoring. This is a year-round sponsorship opportunity that is tied to our mission. Community support and corporate sponsorship help us cover our costs as we do not charge our families for the mentoring services. It costs us $1,500 to serve one youth in the program for one year, which is a worthwhile investment when considering the many benefits the program

brings to local youth. We would like to thank the following businesses who are Mission Partners for 2018: Aspen Dental, Bank of Estes Park, and Snowy Peaks Winery. Your support is greatly appreciated! We would like to invite other local businesses to become a 2018 Mission Partner with Partners Mentoring Youth. Please call 970-577-9348 or email for more information.

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Senior Service 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 Safety Scams and Fraud Program EVRPD is pleased to collaborate with AARP Elderwatch to offer a program on

scams and fraud. The program will take place on Tuesday, April 17 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Estes Valley Community Center, 660 Community Drive. The program is free, but advanced registration is required. To register, visit, call (970) 586-8191, or stop by the community center at 660 Community Drive. The program will be presented by Mark

Fetterhoff, Senior Program Specialist for AARP Elderwatch. During this interactive session you will learn about the most common scam and fraud attempts hitting Coloradans and other vital tips to help keep your personal and financial information safe. Don’t be the next victim of a scam. Learn how to recognize the scam, when to refuse it, and where to report it. Health & Wellness Self-Care Massage Series EVRPD is pleased to offer a self-care massage class series at the new Estes Valley Community Center. Classes will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesdays: April 16 and May 21. The cost for each class is $10, and participants can register and pay for each class individually. The registration deadline is one week prior to each class, and a minimum of six participants is re-

quired. Participants are welcome to attend any or all classes; no prior experience is necessary. Registration can be done online at, over the phone at 970-586-8191, or by visiting the community center at 660 Community Drive. Xiang, the instructor for the series, is a certified Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and meditation instructor and healer. She has been teaching individuals and groups since 2001 and continues to advance her studies in the Daoist self-healing arts. According to Xiang, “Being proactive, achieving quality longevity, joy, and prosperity are aspects of life that Daoism teaches and strives to achieve.” Xiang describes the class series: “For thousands of years, self-massage has been used as a means to stay healthy and beautiful. Self-care massage is easy and relaxing; massage away muscular tension from your face and body to promote increased blood circulation and healing from the inside out. Benefits may include increased joint flexibility, relief from arthritis, bursitis, back problems, insomnia, improved immune system, emotional uplift, and so much more.” Day Trip Join your friends and family for a fun day to see Man of La Mancha at the Candlelight Dinner Playhouse in Johnstown. The trip will take place on Sunday, April 29. The van will depart the Estes Valley Community Center at 11 a.m. and return approximately 6 p.m. The trip fee is $84 and includes round-trip trans-

portation, a ticket to the show, full dinner, tax, and tip. To register, visit, call (970) 5868191, or stop by the community center, 660 Community Drive.

One of the most heralded musicals of all time, the Candlelight Dinner Playhouse describes Man of La Mancha as “a glorious affirmation of the unyielding resilience of the human spirit that will leave you breathless.” Man of La Mancha enters the mind and world of the “mad knight” Don Quixote as he pursues his quest for the impossible dream. In a tale told by Cervantes himself in defense of his life’s work, Quixote is, against all odds, a man who sees good and innocence in a world filled with darkness and despair. Featuring stirring classic songs like “The Impossible Dream,” Man of La Mancha is a multi-Tony Award®-winning theatrical masterpiece that blurs the line between dreams and reality. Registration To register for these programs or for more information about the new community center, including senior services, visit or call 970586-8191. You can also stop by the community center at 660 Community Drive.

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

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

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Spring Chorale Concert A Real Blast From The Past!

“Like rama lama lama ka dinga da dinga dong”-Come to the Chorale Spring Concert and find out what that means and how we go together April 21 By: Juley Harvey

Tired of the hopelessly annoying present? Come enjoy A Blast From the Past, with memorably fun music from the 50s, 60s and Beyond, presented by the Estes Park Chorale and the Mountain Men, Saturday, April 21st, at 7 p.m. at the Community Church of the Rockies, 1700 Brodie Avenue, Estes Park. The chorale is directed by Denise Stookesberry and the Mountain Men, who will warble some classic barbershop tunes, by Kasey Troutman. If you’ve ever asked the legendary question: what does it all mean, this “our names are signed, boogedy, boogedy, boogedy, boogedy, Shooby doo-wop shebop” (and who hasn’t, really?), it’s time to celebrate the 50s and 60s silliness and everlasting love, brought to you by the not-quite-ready for prime time 21st-century local singers and musicians. Be amazed at the poodle skirts and poof-outs of 16 (or as some wag said, it should be 60) candles, from a time of pouffy hair and dreams, mini-skirts and tie-dye. Remember when a juke box and the malt shop were central to one’s being, the core, before Itunes and smartphones? A simpler time of some baffling lyrics, perhaps — “bom ba ba bom, ba

bom, ba bom bom, ba ba bom, ba dang a dang, a ding a dong ding, Blue Moon.” Ah, they just don’t write lyrics like this anymore! It’s worth it just to hear local musicians deal with such classic nonsense — not to mention, on the flip side, the soaring scores and true-ringing words of Simon and Garfunkel. Nobody who heard these songs will ever forget them! Some pieces are just waaaay too much fun, others too haunting. You can even sing along. If you’ve ever parked in a car, under a blue moon, slurped in a malt shop, bopped and handjived on the dance floor, you’ll be transported in time, to a sweeter day, a younger you. Pull out all the jukebox stops — play B1. And dance like there’s nobody watching! If you’ve ever dreamed of being a teenaged queen — or dating one — get your boogie body “Downtown,” where all the lights are bright; to discover whether “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” and “Will You Love Me Tomorrow?” and then we’ll be “Happy Together,” in the “Sound of Silence” and under the “59th Street Bridge Song”; while “Eleanor Rigby” dreams “Unchained Melody” in the “Jailhouse Rock,” and know why “We Go Together.” Tickets are $10, available at the door, from chorus members, Macdonald Book Shop, and online at

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Call For Photographs To Be Featured In Museum Temporary Exhibit “My Estes Park: Through The Lens” This summer, the Estes Park Museum will host a temporary photography exhibition, My Estes Park: Through the Lens, highlighting local photographers. The exhibition will open to the public on Saturday, June 2 with a member's only opening the evening of June 1 and will run through October 31, 2018 in the Historic Boyd Building located on the Museum grounds. Submissions should interpret the exhibition theme: My Estes Park. Submissions are limited to three images per photographer. All photographs should be at least 300 dpi for jurying purposes, and must be submitted electronically (.jpg, .png, .pdf, .tiff) to Curator of Interpretation, Mikaela Fundaun at mfun-

Internet Speeds up to no later than April 27, 2018. Photographers of all ages are encouraged to submit images. Estes Park Museum Staff will serve as the exhibit jury. Photograph submissions must be accompanied by a signed copy of the photograph submission form found here or can be picked up at the Museum. Images will be selected and photographers will be notified by Friday, May 4, 2018. The mission of the Estes Park Museum is to conduct activities that preserve, share and respect the unique history of Estes Park. For more information, call the Estes Park Museum at 970-586-6256 or visit the Museum's website at



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Estes Park Learning Place Annual Community Wine Dinner

Alpine Anglers Annual Meeting Recap And April Ice-Out Last month, Alpine Anglers hosted its Annual Meeting and First Ice-Out of 2018. The annual meeting included a review of the chapter’s newly defined mission and vision (listed below), as well as an overview of the upcoming events! In addition, the chapter elected a new President, Mike Larned, and reelected Bob Taphorn as treasurer. Both will serve a two-year term. With the official business behind us, the chapter is ready to hit the ground running! First up, the Alpine Anglers is hosting another Ice-Out at Elkins Distilling Co. (1825 N. Lake Ave., Estes Park) from 6:30-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18th. Join fellow fisher-people and likeminded conservationists to swap stories and enjoy craft beverages. Some of the exciting news Alpine Anglers wishes to share includes recent state legislative victories for the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Future Generations Act. Alpine Anglers Board of Directors is excited to see you all there! If you can’t make it to the Ice-Out, join us on Saturday, April 28th for the Estes Park Spring Cleanup from 9-11 a.m. Alpine Anglers will meet at the Estes Park Visitor Center before heading down to the Big Thompson River to cleanup one of our most popular fisheries in town! Winter winds and low water expose a lot of trash along the rivers.

Help Alpine Anglers clean it up! Trout Unlimited is a national nonprofit committed to protecting cold water fisheries. On the local level, projects are managed by smaller chapters, like Alpine Anglers, comprised entirely of volunteers dedicated to protecting the watersheds and fish habitats in their area. Alpine Anglers is dedicated to its mission to conserve, protect, and restore fisheries and their watersheds in the Estes Valley and Rocky Mountain National Park through public education, community outreach, on-the-ground conservation, and local advocacy. To learn more about Alpine Anglers and Trout Unlimited, visit, find us on Facebook, or contact

Celebrates 15 Years of Unlocking Dreams Believing that education unlocks dreams, we support students of all ages. This has been the mission of the Estes Park Learning Place for the past fifteen years. The history of the Learning Place and success stories of students will be shared throughout the evening. Come join the celebration at the 2018 Annual Community Wine Dinner on Sunday, April 29, 2018. Please plan to arrive by 5:30 p.m. to mingle with the EPLP board, staff, and generous donors — all who have contributed to the mission of the Learning Place. Dinner will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. and is once again being provided by Mama Rose’s. Rob and Julie Pieper are long-time supporters of EPLP and 100% of donations received that evening will go directly to the work of the Learning Place.

What: 2018 EPLP Community Wine Dinner Fundraiser When: Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. Where: Mama Rose’s, 338 E. Elkhorn Ave., Estes Park, CO Please RSVP online at or call 970-577-0020 by April 25.

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Noon Rotary Foundation Awards $13,350 In Grants To 14 Local Groups By: Dale Bonza

Programs supporting the arts, youth, human needs and other volunteer-fueled projects recently earned a financial boost from the Rotary Club of Estes Park Foundation. Fourteen local organizations received grants totaling $13,350 Thursday, April 5 at the Noon Rotary Club meeting. “Many Rotarians contributed to providing these local grants by volunteering to work on the Duck Race, making direct donations to the Foundation, contributing Happy Money at weekly meetings or spending time reviewing grant applications and selecting this year’s recipients," said Grants Committee Chairman Dave Evans. “All those who sell or purchase duck race adoptions and designate the Foundation –number 2 on the form – are an important source of funds for our local grants, ” he added. The grant program supports programs and projects that foster the general well being of the community while advancing the principles of Rotary. The motto of Rotary is “Service Above Self." The groups receiving 2017-18 grants and the projects to which the funds will be applied are: • Boys & Girls Club of Larimer County - 2018 Summer Program

Grant Recipients at April 5 Rotary Meeting.

• Crossroads Ministry - Medical, dental, mental health and prescription vouchers • Estes Arts District - 2018 Friends of Folk Festival • Estes Park Bright Christmas – Purchase of shoes for children • Estes Park Learning Place - Scholarships for tutoring services • Estes Park Salud Foundation – Financial help for medical and dental care, prescriptions and hearing aids • Estes Valley Crisis Advocates - Security equipment for the local community safe house • Estes Valley Investment in Childhood

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“It's a privilege to be able to provide support for the work of these 14 organizations, and an honor to meet them, ” Evans said. The Foundation has provided over $200,000 in grants to organizations in the Estes Valley since 2004. Rotary is a service organization of business and professional leaders worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build peace in the world. Rotary is dedicated to promoting truth and fairness, building good will and friendship, and acting in ways that are beneficial to all concerned.

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First Colorado Realty Leading Estes Park In Quality Service with a Quality Service Certified real estate professional because they know that the agent’s service record has been validated by an independent third party. First Colorado Realty is among a select group of agents in the nation who deliver the highest caliber of service for their home sellers and buyers.” says Larry D. Romito, President and CEO of QSC.

Christian Collinet, Jeremy Collinet, Brad Barnett, Julia Daley, and Judy Nystrom of First Colorado Realty have been granted the highest level of service achievement in the real estate industry, Quality Service Certified® Platinum. Additionally, Tom Thomas has received the achievement of being granted the Quality Service Certified® Gold status. Quality Service Certification® was created to benefit the consumer. In today’s era of technology, it provides consumers with a tool that allows them to Brad Barnett Christian Collinet view a Real Estate Broker’s satisfaction level, given by former customers who have already used the services of this broker. This certification is earned and maintained by meeting a standard of ongoing quality service each time a customer is served. QSC certified Real Estate Brokers make a pledge to their clients by presenting each client with a written Jeremy Collinet Julia Daley Quality Service Commitment. This commitment describes all of the services that the real estate broker commits to providing throughout the real estate transaction. To measure their clients’ level of satisfaction, QSC certified brokers use customer satisfaction surveys that assess the level of service provided, thereby enabling Judy Nystrom Tom Thomas brokers to offer quality service that meets consumers’ expectations. The broker’s ability Each QSC certified Real Estate Broker’s to maintain their Quality Service Certi- Customer Satisfaction Rating is available on the website. An overall satisfaction fied® status is dependent upon satisfacrating is displayed on the consumer webtory service evaluation feedback from sites those buyers and sellers. ( and “Consumers have greater confidence in service reliability, results and satisfaction


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Over the river and through the woods...the perfect cabin to get away from it all! 2 bedroom/1 bath w/ woodburning F/P for those cool Colorado evenings. Open floor plan with loft. Nestled in the trees and perched on 200+ feet river frontage on the Big Thompson River, grab your fly rod and kayak to enjoy this special spot! Nice deck to enjoy the outdoors. Massive rock formations serve as a beautiful backdrop w/ stunning water feature. Just minutes to Estes Park & RMNP. $325,000

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Dear Editor, My name is Lucy Flores and I am a breast cancer patient. I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude to a group of people who were so kind and took their time to be by my side and support me during this very difficult time. Thanks to you I realize that there are people with such noble hearts who are capable of giving their all without expecting anything in return. My heart is grateful to the Dominguez Rodiguez Family and Nelly Fernandez, the organizers of the fundraising events of February 11th, as well as the following people who assisted in the events; the Garcia Rangel family, the Gudarrama Rodriguez family, and my precious family; Regalado Flores. I also want to thank the Rojas family of the Mountain Home Café and those who collaborated in creating the dinner organized in my support. Thank you also to Mrs. Olga, who created a GoFundMe account to also help cover my medical and living expenses. My sincere thanks to The Mexican Store, Fajita Ritas (for sponsoring the dance after the dinner), Los 7 de la Kumbia, Grupo Inspiracion de Denver and Conjunto Expresion. My gratitude goes as well to Poppy’s and Mama Rose’s for the gift certificates donated for the raffle. For all those who attended the events and donated additional monies; your kindness means so much to me. To my colleagues who have supported me; many, many thanks. To all of you who know me and those friends I have yet to meet, you are angels in my life and I have all of you in my prayers. God Bless you all, Lucy Flores Hola, soy Lucy Flores y, desafortunadamente, soy paciente de cáncer de seno. Quiero aprovechar este espacio para expresar mi más sincero agradecimiento a un grupo de personas que bondadosamente se tomaron su tiempo para estar a mi lado apoyándome en este camino no

muy grato. Gracias a ustedes me doy cuenta de que existen personas con un corazón tan noble que son capaces de dar todo de sí sin esperar nada a cambio. GRACIAS: Familia Domínguez Rodríguez, David, Linda, Paul, Alejandra, Willy y Nelly, organizadores del baile el 11 de febrero pasado. Familia García Rangel, Don Luis y Margarita. Familia Guadarrama Rodríguez, Alberto y Betty. Familia Regalado Flores, Alejandro y Rosy, mi familia. También quiero agradecer al Restaurat Mountain Home Café, los propietarios Familia Rojas, Sr. Enrique y Sra. Olga. Así también a todas las personas que colaboraron en la cena organizada en mi apoyo. Gracias Sra. Olga por la cuenta abierta a mi nombre en Gracias a la Tienda Mexicana por su apoyo, al Restaurant Fajita Ritas, que fue donde se llevó a cabo el baile. También un agradecimiento especial a los grupos musicales que alegraron el ambiente en el baile: Los 7 de la Kumbia, Grupo Inspiración de Denver y Conjunto Expresión. Gracias a los restaurantes Poppy’s y Mama Roses por los certificados para cenas donados para la rifa. Gracias a los asistentes a la cena y el baile y a quienes bondadosamente han hecho donaciones. Gracias a mis compañeros de trabajo por su apoyo. Tanto a quienes me conocen como a quienes no les agradezco infinitamente, son ángeles en mi camino y siempre los tendré presentes en mis oraciones, Dios les bendiga.

Library Volunteers Helping Build A Better Community By: Joanna Stensland, Library Volunteer Coordinator

If you have lived in Estes Park for any length of time, you will know that it is a community that gives. Here at the Estes Valley Library, we have over 150 amazing volunteers who give of their time, energy and passions to support staff in fulfilling the library's mission to bring people, ideas and opportunities together for the enrichment of our community. The library's volunteers work in a variety of areas to serve the community. They serve on our Library Board of Trustees, or the board of our Friends & Foundation. They re-stock library materials on our bookshelves. They help offer tech assistance in Book-A-Librarian appointments or in tech literacy classes. They teach English in our English Language Learners tutoring program. They help sort and prepare materials for library book sales. They deliver books to homebound patrons who are unable to visit the library due to physical or visual limitations. And that is just a representative sampling of all that volunteers do for our library and our community. The list goes on. I have had the pleasure of working with our volunteers now for the last three months as the Library's new Volunteer Coordinator. The volunteers at the library are a truly special group of people

and I have been amazed, humbled and inspired by the dedication with which they serve our library and the community. April is Volunteer Appreciation Month. On Friday, April 20th, we will be celebrating our volunteers in a special After-Hours Shindig. This invitationonly event offers a special opportunity for volunteers and staff to come together and celebrate all that has been accomplished this past year. We will enjoy music from the local band ReinTarnation, a program featuring presentations from library staff and tours of the new library spaces. Library volunteers tell us they find much gratification in the work they do. They enjoy working in roles that directly improve the quality of life of the community in which they live. And they enjoy the opportunity to work with other volunteers and staff who are equally enthusiastic about this important work. If you might be interested in joining this team of Estes Valley Library volunteers, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d love to hear from you. You can view current volunteer needs by visiting our website: or contact me, Joanna, at: volunteer@ or 970.586.8116 x838.

H.O.P. Into The Future The future of humankind looms as dreary, dangerous, and unwelcome for many people alive today. The causes of such feelings come from the growing number of people on earth, the steady increase of population, and the fear that sustainability will fail. The solutions to these beliefs vanish when proper understand of complexity that results in new forms of unity which always protect the individual by diversification, instead of blending into a crowd, as does color when added to a bucket of paint. H. O.P. will be a symposium dedicated to inspecting and solving the waves of the future on the horizon of humankind. The first steps in the search for the desired success will occur on April 18th. Come to either the 10:30 (a.m.) or the 2:00 (p.m.) meeting to be held in the Makespace room of the library (on the 2nd floor). Today people are encouraged to maintain health through exercise in a differ-

ent fashion. Instead of doing one program (such as walking or weight lifting), the preferred program uses forms of cross training. The "training" of the mind can function in the same manner. H.O. P. will offer topics from any number of disciplines and different ways of understanding much like cross training exercises for the body. The meeting (either one) at the library allows for the formation of a group of people who wish to pursue topics from varied authors, all designed to unfold, inspect, and understand trends in culture. If you cannot attend one of the meetings, you can call (303-815-3219) or write ( to express your interest. Follow-up will then be provided listing the decisions as to when and where the symposium will be energized. The two meetings on the 18th will be the same, in order to allow people to come when they are available. Coordinators: Ken Brin and Barbara Ellynn

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Celebrating Carol Bissell: 2018 Library Volunteer Of The Year The Estes Valley Library is honoring Carol Bissell as the 2018 Library Volunteer of the Year. This special recognition will be made at the Library’s After-Hours Shindig for volunteers on Friday, April 20. Each year, more than 150 volunteers donate time to serve the Library in a variety of roles. Carol works with the team that sorts through the thousands of used books and materials donated each year. These donations are sold at used book sales sponsored by the Library Friends & Foundation, raising vital funds for programs and services. When notified that she had been chosen, Carol had one condition in accepting the award. Having worked with so many volunteers over the years, Carol requested that her award be dedicated to all the past and current volunteers who

have worked to make library used book sales possible. Carol began volunteering with the book sale team in the 1990s and also served a term as secretary for the Friends board. Book sales have been a mainstay of library fundraising for decades, and Carol has seen the program grow from the annual “big summer sale” to also include the Holiday Book Sale, weekly sales at the local Farmer’s Markets, and in 2018, the firstever Spring Used Book Sale on May 4 and 5. Estes Park has been a cherished part of Carol’s life since childhood. Her parents lived in Kansas, but her father found relief from hay fever through summers in Estes Park. In the mid-1940s, her father acquired redwood lumber that was assembled into the family’s summer home,

built from a kit. Down their road on Devil’s Gulch, with few homes yet in-between, were Frank and Ruth of the famed McGraw Ranch. Carol earned a political science degree at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She became a teacher in her early career, instructing students in American government, American history, and world history. She and her husband, the late Russ Bissell, taught in St. Louis, and later in spots around the globe. Russ, fluent in German, found teaching work in Dusseldorf, where Carol worked for the International School. Later resettling in Colorado, Carol worked for the Tattered Cover Bookstore, not long after its opening in the original Cherry Creek location. A lifelong fan of libraries, she is enthu-

What’s Happening At The Estes Valley Library Teen Zone Young Chautauqua Performance Friday, April 13, 7 p.m., Fireplace Corner The public is invited to this live performance by students in the Young Chautauqua program. Building on their 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. Tech Literacy Using the Cloud to Back Up My Stuff Monday, April 16, 6-7:30 p.m., Makerspace Computer files and photos can be lost with one system “crash”. Cloud Storage options like Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive and iCloud Drive offer reliable ways to save data, make it password-protected, and make it accessible from different devices. Library laptops will be provided for use at this workshop. Register at Lifelong Learning: Curiosity and Discovery Repair Clinic: Tuneup Tips for Bicycles Monday, April 23, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Hondius Room Celebrate Earth Day while tuning up your bicycle for spring riding. Attendees will practice how to fix a flat tire and lube a bicycle chain. Staff from the Estes Park Mountain Shop will be on hand for basic safety checks and to offer advice for more complex repairs. For ages 13 to infinity. Register at Makerspace Survey Results Full results are being compiled from the more than 200 responses received in the library’s recent Makerspace survey. The data will determine both the types of programs and the tools and materials which will guide this creative new space in coming years. The library thanks all

survey respondents, and congratulations goes to Judy Long, who was chosen at random as winner of the Grand Prize toolbox. Art at the Library: The Local Herd As part of its monthly series spotlighting local artists, the Library is hosting an exhibit featuring the original works of Tim Buck, creator of “The Local Herd.” Buck’s art is on display on both floors through April 28. Creating Young Readers: Children and Families Try-It Tuesday: Fairy, Sprites, and Elves Tuesday, April 24, 4-5 p.m., Hondius Room Children ages 5 to 11 will take part in a hands-on craft activity, turning a blank character into a fairy, wood sprite or elf to take home. Register at Jeff and Paige Concert at Mountain Festival Friday, April 27, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Estes Park Event Center The library is sponsoring popular musicians Jeff and Paige, who will perform their science-themed songs for all ages at the Estes Park Mountain Festival. The Library will also be hosting a craft table from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at this community event celebrating mountain culture. Lifelong Learning: Health Literacy Book Discussion: “Anatomy of an Illness” Tuesday, April 24, 7-8:30 p.m., Hondius Room This month’s “Reading is Doctor Recommended” discussion explores “Anatomy of an Illness,” a book that revolutionized how patients interact with doctors and revealed how humor and positivity can boost the body’s capacity for healing. Chazz Glaze from the Salud Family Health Center will facilitate. Register at

Welcome to the USA Programs 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. Citizenship Exam Preparation Thursday, April 19, 7-8:30 p.m., Hondius 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 Library Development Library Volunteer Appreciation Friday, April 20, 6-9 p.m., Library Atrium Library volunteers contribute thousands of hours each year in service to the community. These volunteers will be celebrated at this invitation-only After-Hours Shindig. To learn about current volunteer opportunities, visit or contact Volunteer Coordinator Joanna Stensland at (970) 586-8116, ext., 838. Library Friends & Foundation Spring Used Book Sale Friday and Saturday, May 4 and 5, Hondius Room The Spring Used Book Sale will feature gently-used books, audiobooks, CDs, and DVDs at bargain prices. The Members-Only Preview Sale takes place Friday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Memberships may be purchased in advance or at the door. The sale will be open to the entire public on Friday, May 4, from 12-8 p.m., and on Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

siastic about the role the library plays today. “Libraries are the place for ideas,” she says. “It’s the place where people come together to share knowledge.” Carol finds it especially gratifying to work with other library volunteers. She applauds those who have contributed so much to the book sale efforts, including Helen Hondius, Mike Wold, and Ray and Joanne Nieder among many others. Today, Carol’s sister, Jill Clark, is part of the spirited Thursday morning crew of book sale sorters. The library is pleased to celebrate Carol Bissell and all its volunteers at the April 20 Shindig. To learn about current volunteer opportunities, visit or contact Volunteer Coordinator Joanna Stensland at (970) 586-8116, ext., 838.

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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Be Ready Fair Was A Big Success!

A Sad Story About Jesse The Horse

Families, children and community volunteers came together to celebrate at the Be Ready Fair on April 7 at Estes Park Elementary School. The free event, sponsored by EVICS, Estes Park Schools, and the Estes Valley Public Library was a big success with over 140 parents and children attending. Over 30 community resource participants were on hand to share information and lively activities for children. Be Ready is a Larimer County initiative that supports and

To The Editor: An epitaph to a pal of mine for twenty years, my Jesse horse. I raised him from a colt. We have been riding these mountains from Cherokee Park to the north to Allenspark to the south and parts in-between. We hunted and fished in any direction you may look in the Estes Valley. He was twenty years old, but acted like he was four years old. He liked the kids, they could do no wrong, but when I got on him he knew we were going for a long ride. The first couple of minutes I took a deep seat he would crow hop to test me, then he would go on. Not to say he didn’t ever pitch me on more than one occasion. We could make the trip from the west end of Estes Park to the Jumpin’ Star Ranch on Bunce School

promotes school readiness beginning at birth. Ninety-percent of brain development occurs in the first five years of life, which means it is never too early to start helping children prepare for school success. At the Be Ready Fair, every child received a Be Ready Backpack, free book, and lots of other goodies. Families talked with community participants about early learning services, recreation, health and medical services, nutrition, early intervention, pre-literacy, and Kindergarten readiness. Children enjoyed crafting, fun and healthy food, exploring, playing, and interacting with others at story time. Many thanks to the following organizations who supported the Be Ready Fair: Salud Family Health Center, Larimer County Health Department, Larimer County Health and Human Services, Larimer County KIDS Initiative, Larimer County Be Ready Navigators, Estes Park Child Find Team, Children’s Speech and Reading Center, EPES Teachers, Estes Park Learning Place, Life Long Learning Preschool, Park Place Preschool, Community-4-Kids Afterschool Program, and EVRPD. For more information on Be Ready Larimer County or early childhood programs and services in Estes Park, contact EVICS at 970-586-3055;;

Road, south of Allenspark in seven hours, near 30 miles. He lived in the wild between Jumpin’ Star Ranch and the Park Creek Ranch for many years with ATV’s chasing him up and down the road, without any problems at all. Then, on the 29th of December 2017, someone shot Jesse in the face. The damage was gruesome, but that tough horse lived for over 24 hours before the doc could get here to put him down. Thank you Spirit, for Doc Moak. It was a sad day for all of my family. If anyone has any information on who shot Jesse on Ypsilon Lane, west of Spur 66, please contact me at 970-586-5825 or 443-3935, Bruce P. Anderson (Buffalo) or call the Sheriff at 970-498-5100. Thank you, Buffalo Anderson

Duck Race Seeks Volunteers To Help On Race Day The Estes Park Duck Race needs volunteers to carry a big stick, push little ducks around, and keep people out of Fall River. “We need about 30 to 40 people to help corral the ducks as they float down Fall River, as well as making sure people don’t fall into the river,” said Gene Oja, the new “sheriff ” of the duck race. Oja said volunteers should contact him at as soon as possible. On race day, Saturday, May 5th, volunteers should check in at the Big Horn Restaurant at 401 W. Elkhorn in the rear Deli Room at 12:00-12:30 p.m. where they will sign in, get a security hat and vest, a long pole to push ducks back into the running water, and instructions on what part of Fall River they are assigned to work.

Corralling more than 5,000 ducks floating down Fall River from Nicky’s Resort to the Wheel Bar in Riverside Plaza in downtown Estes Park is a large undertaking that requires volunteer manpower. Volunteers must be at least 21 years old. Anyone interested in being a duck patrol volunteer should sign up in advance by contacting Gene Oja at

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Peak To Peak Concert To Feature Mary And Barry Hannigan

On the next Peak to Peak Concert, Mary Hannigan and Barry Hannigan will perform a program of works for flute and piano. The concert is Saturday, April 21, at 3:00 p.m. at Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church. Tickets are not required for the concert, but a donation is suggested. A reception will follow the concert. For further information, go to These concerts are proudly sponsored by the Oratorio Society of Estes Park. Checks made out to OSEP are tax-deductible. The program includes four works for flute and piano: Handel’s Sonata in E minor, Mozart’s Andante in C major, Barber’s Canzone, and the Suite, Op. 34, by Charles Marie Widor. There are also two works for solo piano: the final movement of Sonata, Op. 78, by Franz Schubert and Gershwin’s own arrangement of Rhapsody in Blue, where the solo piano plays both the orchestral and piano parts. Barry Hannigan was recently awarded Emeritus status at Bucknell University, where he retired as the Ellen P. Williams Professor of Music. He made his New York debut in Carnegie Recital Hall in 1984 and has since received rave reviews in major cities across the United States. Paul Moor of Musical America wrote: “…he absolutely bowled me over…with his extraordinary proficiency.” Hannigan made his European debut at the Edvard Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway, and has subsequently performed in Russia, England, China, Ireland, Norway, and New Zealand. He has appeared as guest artist at a host of American universities, such as UCLA, Yale, Cornell, and the Universities of Oregon, Colorado, Illinois, Arizona State, and Texas. Festival and series performances include venues such as Real Art Ways in Hartford, the Syracuse New Music Society, Wildflower Festival, and Roulette in New York City. Dozens of his performances have been aired on National Public Radio affiliate stations across the U.S. He is the recipient of many awards and prizes, including those from the Ford, Belin, Surdna, and Presser Foundations. For three years he toured Pennsylvania promoting works by living Pennsylvania composers, underwritten by grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. He has also received a Solo Recitalist Grant from the

National Endowment for the Arts, an award intended to recognize the nation’s outstanding recitalists. Hannigan has recorded for Opus One, SEAMUS, Seesaw Music, SCI, and Radio Telefis Eireann in Dublin, and has released four solo CDs for Black Canyon Records. Sample performances with orchestra include Rachmaninoff ’s Paganini Variations with the Omaha Symphony and a chamber concerto written for him that was premiered with the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble. Hannigan received Bucknell University’s highest award for inspirational teaching. His students have earned graduate performance degrees in piano at schools such as Peabody, Eastman, and the New England Conservatory. Mary Hannigan-“Some in the near-capacity audience were moved to tears” is Robert Miner’s description of flutist Mary Hannigan’s playing at a performance on the Simply Grand series at NPR affiliate station WVIA in Scranton and Wilkes-Barre. Notable performances include Market Square Summerfest in Harrisburg with the Ying Quartet, the national convention of the Music Teachers National Association, and the McGraw-Hill Young Artists Showcase for radio WQXR in New York City. She has recorded for S.C.I. and performed widely across the United States as soloist, concerto soloist, and chamber musician. She is a member of two performing duos: one with her husband Barry and one with harpist Rebecca Kauffman. She has been a member of the Harrisburg Symphony since 1984. Ms. Hannigan recently retired from the faculty of Dickinson College, where she performed for many years with that college’s faculty wind quintet. She has also taught at Susquehanna University, Bucknell University, Wilkes University and Colorado College, A former faculty member of the Rocky Ridge Music Center in Colorado, she performed for the Music in the Mountains series for many years. Ms. Hannigan’s students have won recognition at the national and state level on many occasions: a former student holds the piccolo position in the Chicago Symphony; others have been selected as masterclass performers for the National Flute Association Convention and have performed on National Public Radio’s “From the Top.” Several different students have won first flute in all-state band in Pennsylvania. Ms. Hannigan’s teachers have been Keith Underwood, Geoffrey Gilbert, Peter Lloyd, Leone Buyse and James Scott. She has performed in masterclasses for William Bennett and Marcel Moyse. She holds a Master of Music from Rutgers University and received her B.A. cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Colorado College.

Freedom & Harmony Coming April 27 & 28

By: Doug Fox

American music that celebrates freedom and nature is the overriding theme of the spring concert of the Oratorio Society of Estes Park on April 27th and 28th at Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies. "The theme of the concert is ‘Freedom & Harmony’," says coconductor Kathy Bowers. "It's a concert of 20th-century AmeriPhotographs courtesy of OSEP can music that mostly focuses on Americans’ desire to sustain ably shocked a few people in 1962 when both our freedoms and the beauty and it became the first jazz group to perform harmony of our environment." at the White House. Twenty years later In 1952 and 1953, NBC broadcast the Winter and the Paul Winter Consort bedocumentary "Victory at Sea" detailing came artists in residence at the Cathethe naval battles of the U. S. military dral of St. John the Divine in New York during World War Two. The network City. That's where Winter and his cocommissioned composer Richard composers no doubt shocked church Rodgers to score the musical backdrop. goers when they debuted their mass Rodgers contributed a dozen short piano called the Missa Gaia (Earth Mass). It's compositions of a minute or two in both New Age and crossover in style, length. Robert Russell Bennett then did mixing a colorful jazz-type ensemble, the orchestration, transforming chorus, and vocal soloists with calls of Rodgers's themes for a variety of moods, wolves, whales, and other animals. In and composing much more original ma- addition to traditional Mass moveterial than Rodgers. In the Symphonic ments, St. Francis’s writings are the inScenario performed by the OSEP orspiration for other inserted movements. chestra, one can almost visualize Navy The Missa Gaia is still performed each battleships slashing through crashing year at the Cathedral of St. John the Diwaves in the South Pacific amid the roar vine when St. Francis’ day is celebrated of canon fire. with a Blessing of the Animals. The Estes Park High School student Molly composers even call for some audience Morgan takes center stage as soloist for participation, which is a wonderful way Leroy Anderson's "Trumpeter's Lullaby." to get the audience more personally inIt's a short piece for trumpet and orches- volved in the performance. Nancy Bell tra that premiered in 1950. At the time, is the guest soloist in the Mystery moveAnderson was the arranger for the ment of the Mass. OSEP soloists include Boston Pops Orchestra. He was sitting Melissa Westover and Terry Van Ryn. backstage after a concert talking with "This concert features an interesting conductor Arthur Fiedler when the ormix of music that everyone should enchestra's first trumpet player posed a joy," says Bowers. "The pieces are driven question. "Roger Voisin asked me why I by American history and the beauty of didn't write a trumpet solo for him to the world around us." play with the orchestra that would be The concert is set for Friday, April 27th different from traditional trumpet solos at 7:00 p.m. at Presbyterian Community which are all loud, martial or triChurch of the Rockies, 1700 Brodie Avumphant," said Anderson. "After thinkenue in Estes Park. It will be repeated on ing it over, it occurred to me that I had Saturday, April 28th at 2:00 p.m. Admisnever heard a lullaby for trumpet so I set sion is free. OSEP is a 501c3 organizaout to write one — with a quiet melody tion and all donations of any size are tax based on bugle notes played by the deductible and very much appreciated. trumpet with the rest of the orchestra There are several levels of financial playing a lullaby background." support for the Oratorio Society. A conIn the midst of the Second World War, tribution of the following amounts will composer Randall Thompson was teach- get you listed in the performance proing at the University of Virginia when gram and on our website: the Virginia Glee Club asked him to $25-49 Friend compose a piece celebrating the bicen$50-99 Donor tennial of the birth of Thomas Jefferson. $100-249 Supporter That request produced "Testament of $250-499 Patron Freedom" -- a four-movement work for men's chorus and piano which pre$500-999 Benefactor miered on April 13, 1943. The composer $1,000 and above Sponsor served as pianist. Thompson later orFor further information, go to chestrated the piece, and also produced, “Like” us on Facebook, an arrangement for mixed chorus. Jeffer- or call Kathy Bowers at 970-586-5193. son's writings served as the text for the OSEP is funded in part by grants from work. the Estes Park Community Thrift Shop Saxophonist Paul Winter's Sextet prob- and the Village Thrift Shop.

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Some Facts About Electronic Recycling By: Judi Smith

The biannual Estes Recycles Day will include electronic recycling. With the assistance of Rocky Mountain Dumpsters, we collect equipment and transport it to Ecocycle CHaRM where they dismantle the equipment and send all recyclable materials to proper disposal. EcoCycle and Blue Star Recyclers employ people with autism and other disabilities, trained as recycling technicians, to disassemble electronics at the CHaRM facility. This protects the chain of custody and data security on site. Nevertheless, we recommend the removal of all personal data for extra assurance. For those individuals new to Colorado; our state does not allow electronics into the landfills or the single stream recycling. This means you cannot add electronics to your curbside bins nor take them to the Transfer Station here in Estes Park. To legally dispose of electronic equipment you must transport it to a certified electronic recycler. Other than our twice a year collection, this means taking old electronics down to the flatlands for disposal. Exception, for electronics in good working order, that someone else might find valuable, there are options in the Estes Valley. Our local thrift shops occasionally accept electronic equipment, but only in good condition and only when they are open. (Depositing unwanted items on someone else’s property could be considered theft of service). You can advertise directly, the Trail Gazette offers free advertising for items priced under $500. The EP News grants free advertising for free merchandise. Facebook’s “Estes Park: Buy, Sell, Trade, Giveaway” is also available for free. At Estes Recycles Day, we do offer a “They Said It Works” table, but we must still charge the disposal fees to cover the cost of the leftovers. Remaining income, if any, is invested in recycling activities for the Estes Valley. Beyond that, when no one wants what you have, or for broken/wornout equipment, or for printers with no available cartridges, etc. No matter where you dispose of electronics, it costs. There are several options in Loveland, Fort Collins, Greeley, Longmont and Boulder-too numerous to list here. Information is available on the AZ lists at (Ecocycle) or (Timberline). But when you consider the cost of the trip, and the time involved, Estes Recycles Day is a competitive option. Most electronic recyclers charge by the

pound. According to their website, Larimer County charges .44 cents a pound. Ecocycle CHaRM charges .49 cents a pound, but certain TVs and monitors can be .59 cents a pound and a few items are accepted for free. We have converted the average cost of many common items to flat fees (easier to handle at a crowded community event). This gives you a clearer concept of the cost before coming to the event. Regrettably, we can no longer accept batteries. In addition to the Electronics Station, Estes Recycles Day also offers the Rotary Shred-a-thon and Scrap Metal Recycling, Paint Product Recycling by Bestway Painting, and Freecycle Estes (a garage sale with no money). So Spring Clean your closets, your basement, and your attic of all those useless things and exchange them for something you really can use, or simply for more space in your home or office. April 21, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies. E-Cycle Recycling Prices - April 2018 Tube TVs and Monitors (CRTs) 35 inch or larger -$80 each 20-34 inch-$45 19 inch or smaller-$30 Flat Screen TVs and Monitors 35 inch or larger -$80 20-34-inch-$40 19 inch or smaller-$25 Other Equipment Computer Towers / CPUs-$15 Laptops / Tablets-$8 VCRs +DVDs satellite + cable boxes All $20 big video game consoles Printers / scanners / copiers Fax machines / home stereos **** Office phones / car stereos All $10 Small video game consoles **** Cell phones / home phones Cameras / routers All $7 Other small items **** Cables + cords $1/lb.

Michael Landon Michael Beverley Landon passed away peacefully on Tuesday April 3rd surrounded by family and friends. Michael was the son of Jack Landon of Estes Park. Michael graduated from the University of Northern Colorado and spent many wonderful summers in the Estes Park area. Michael is survived by his father Jack,

his sister, Mary Landon Henderson and her husband Jeff of Strafford, Pennsylvania, as well as his beloved niece and nephew, Katie and Jack Henderson. Michael will be laid to rest near his cherished mother, Bev, in St. David’s Church Cemetery, St. Davids, Pennsylvania. Memorials can be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society and Canine Companions for Independence.

Inge Niedringhaus Former Estes Park resident, Inge Niedringhaus, died in Ft. Collins on April 9, 2018. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, April 23 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church 300 West Mountain Ave. in Fort Collins. Grave-

side service at Estes Valley Memorial Gardens Tuesday April 24 at 10:30 a.m. Flowers are welcome or donations may be made to the Pet Association of Estes Park in care of Allnutt Funeral Service 1302 Graves Ave. Estes Park, CO 80517.


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Year-round, includes A Mix Of Day And Evening Shifts. Must Be Available Between 6:00am And 11:30pm. Strong Multi-tasking, Computer And Customer Service Skills Required. Previous Hotel Front Desk Experience Is Not Required. Must Be A Non-smoker. Send Resume To <or> Mail To Best Western Plus Silver Saddle Inn, 1260 Big Thompson Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517. Busy Estes motels looking for a full time, year round

Front Desk Agent.

End of year bonuses, commissions and possible housing. We are a no smoking property. Must be able to work weekends, holidays and have reliable transportation. $12 to start after two week training and probation period. Come by the Coyote Mountain Lodge 1340 Big Thompson Avenue to apply.

The Ridgeline Hotel is hiring for 2018 season, start dates range from ASAP to May 14th Maintenance Techs Porters Part Time Laundry Attendants (3pm-11pm 2-3 days/week)

Latitude 105 Alehouse is hiring for friendly, enthusiastic bartenders, servers, cooks, and kitchen helpers to start ASAP! • • • •

Trendz at the Park is hiring for a Retail Supervisor Maintain our merchandise offering is properly stocked and attractively shown. Maintain the selling space in a clean, orderly, and attractive condition. Work in harmony with co-workers, other departments, management, and our guests. Supervise all staff, help with scheduling, and various other duties. We offer competitive wages, benefits (full time year round), and opportunities to grow!

Please submit your resume to Apply on-line at or fill out an application at The Ridgeline Hotel 101 S Saint Vrain Ave.

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 April 20 - 5-7pm, April 21, 22 & 28, 10am-4pm, ). 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

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

CivilMaintenance Engineer I / IIWorker Events

Public( Works Dept./Engineering Division

Hiring Range CE I: $2,083 - $2,552/bi-weekly CE II: $2,567 - $3,145/bi-weekly Exempt Position Close Date: April 16, 2018 Events Maintenance Worker

(Temp assignment – 6 months) Community Services Dept./Special Events

(2 positions open) Hiring Range $16.89 per hour Non-Exempt Position Close Date: Open Until Filled

(Town employment application required)

Crossroads Ministry is seeking Meals on Wheels Coordinator

Meal distribution, Client intake, Client visits, Volunteer driver route scheduling. Client billing and Database maintenance. Position will include other duties with our pantry. Must have strong organizational skills, outgoing personality and a heart to serve our clients. This is a full time position. Please email resume to: or Mail to: Crossroads Ministry PO Box 3616 Estes Park, CO. 80517

V ___________________________ Family Advisory Board Voluntary Member (3 positions open) Close Date: April 30, 2018

Local Marketing District Board Voluntary Member Close Date: April 30, 2018

T Transportation

Advisory Board Voluntary Member (3 positions open) Close Date: April 9, 2018

(Committee application required)


Applications are available at: Town Hall 170 MacGregor Ave. Room 130 (Mon-Fri 8 am – 5 pm) or jobs

Return Application to: Town of Estes Park, Attn: HR; by mail to PO Box 1200, Estes Park, CO 80517; or via Email to or via Fax to (970) 577-4770. The status of applications will be communicated via e-mail. By choice, the Town of Estes Park is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. American Legion Post 119 850 N. St. Vrain, Estes Park, CO

LUNCH COOK -M-F 5hrs/day; duties include meal prep and clean-up.

SERVICES MANAGER -- M-F 5hrs/day; duties include lunch meal service, reservations, guest interface, inventory & ordering, billing and receipts.

EVENT STAFF -- variable hours and days, may be combined with above positions; duties include booking events, event preparation and execution. BARTENDER -- variable hours and days, primarily evening hours.

Go to for an application form, or stop by the Legion after 3pm daily to pick one up. Equal Opportunity Employer

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Part Time to Full Time May turn into a year round position

Strip & Prepper Full Time

Pick up applications at front desk, ask for Kay. 1885 Sketchbox Ln. or email resume to

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

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

Med/Surg Respiratory Therapist – PRN CNA - PRN

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

Physical Rehabilitation Physical Therapist – PRN Occupational Therapist – FT Occupational Therapist – PRN (Internal Posting) Unit Coordinator - FT

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

No experience needed, we’ll train you the right way! Must have dirver’s license. Good pay and positive work atmosphere. To apply call Marshall at 970-430-8335

FEATURED JOBS Guest Registration General Manager

$42-45k per year Night Auditor/Relief Guest Registration General Manager

$18-19 per hour

EXCELLENT BENEFITS! Health, Dental & Life Insurance Generous Vacation/PTO Child Care Assistance Retirement Contribution YMCA Family Membership & Access to Facilities Discounted nights at Lodges & Cabins

Apply Online:

Ambulance Paramedic - PRN

Laboratory MT/MLT (ASCP) PRN/PT/Seasonal

Admitting ED Patient Registration Specialist – PRN ED Patient Registration Specialist – FT – Seasonal/Temp EPMG Certified Medical Assistant – FT (3) Patient Services Rep – PRN Patient Services Rep - FT Physician – Internal Medicine – FT Registered Nurse – FT Registered Nurse/LPN - PT Diagnostic Imaging Ultrasound Technologist – PRN CT/X-ray Technician - PRN CT/X-ray Technician – FT

Health Information Management Medical Records Specialist – PT Emergency Department RN – PRN RN – FT – Seasonal/Temp

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:

Town of Estes Park Seasonal Employment Opportunities The Town of Estes Park is accepting applications for the following Seasonal positions:

Breakfast Chef Year round, Part Time, $16/hour 3 days/week, 5:30am - 1:30pm (Bed and Breakfast style) Apply in person at Della Terra Mountain Chateau, 3501 Fall River Road, Estes Park or send resume and cover letter to


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

Street Maintenance Parks (Flower Crew) Special Events / Fairgrounds Visitor Services / Information Asst. Hiring rate $12.00 - $15.00 (DOE) Closing Date: Open Until Filled Applications are located at: ▪ Town Hall 170 MacGregor Ave. west foyer (Mon-Fri 8 am – 5 pm) ▪

Now Hiring FT/PT Seasonal (May-Sep) Sales Associates. Fun atmosphere, comp pay, & store discounts. Apply in person at 358 E. Elkhorn, or send resume to Send resume to

▪ Submit Town application, resume and cover letter to: ▪ Town of Estes Park, Attn: HR ▪ PO Box 1200, Estes Park, CO 80517; or ▪ Email 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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Help us Help Others Become a CAREGiver

Hiring Bonus Starting at $13 per hour No Medical Background required Flexible Schedule Training and Local Support provided

Apply online at or call for more information 970-494-0289

We are looking for experienced painters with a good work ethic. Must have references and transportation. We have year round work!

Full Time Position with The Estes Park Housing Authority

The Estes Park Housing Authority is currently accepting applications for a Housing Supervisor

Call Tim 970-518-4001 Bestway-Painting

Application and job description are available at the EPHA office or on our website Completed applications and resumes are to be returned to: Estes Park Housing Authority at 500 Big Thompson Avenue or emailed to, or may be faxed to (970) 577-4815 to the attention of Naomi Hawf.

Bank of Estes Park has an opening for a Full Time TELLER POSITION. Competitive wages, excellent benefits & paid vacation time. Prior banking or cash handling experience preferred.

This full-time position manages Estes Park Housing Authority Programs, maintenance, and operations, as well as supervises the staff performing leasing, housing compliance related work and maintenance of properties. Salary is dependent upon experience, starting salary is $50,000. Excellent benefit package including health, dental, vision and PERA.

500 Big Thompson Ave Estes Park, CO 80517 Or call (970) 577-3730 for additional information Position open until filled.

Email resume to 970 577-1234 ECOE

ROCKY MOUNTAIN RESORTS IS GROWING! FRONT DESK CLERK Experience in hospitality preferred MANAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES Experience required MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR We are seeking a working supervisor. Experience required.

Now Hiring:

Servers, Host, Bus and Dishwasher Apply at 134 W. Elkhorn Ave Call 970 586-8838

Now hiring: • Housekeepers • Laundry • Maintenance • Front Desk Agent

Must be a non-smoker. Good wages. Apply in person or email resume 1260 Big Thompson Avenue No calls

Host Position Available!

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


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

WorldMark Resorts invites you to apply for:

Now Hiring Servers

Common Area Attendant Maintenance Tech Guest Services Agent Front Desk

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

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

Silver Saddle Inn

$300 Retention Bonus paid out twice each year!

MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR We are seeking a working supervisor. Experience required. Please fill out application or mail resume to: Fawn Valley Inn 2760 Fall River Rd, Estes Park CO 80517

April-October. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner shifts available. Mon-Tues, and fill in shifts.

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

Full and part time. Experience preferred, but not required. Must be 18. Please call 970-415-3283 or email to schedule an interview.







Close to Estes, 2 bedroom home on river. References. 970-867-2932 or 970-593-0042

2200+s.f 3/2 up+poss 2/1 down, 24x30 garage +carSpacious downtown stuports, appliances, $1850. dio apartment available first/last+deposit. May 1. Clean, fully fur928-218-1100 nished, quiet neighbors, Condos walk to everything. NS/NP/ND and Single Occupancy Only. 1-Year 2 BR 1 BA 1 car garage Lease Term. $1,075 inW/D $1500 per mo plus cludes all utilities and a utilities 1 yr lease. New downtown parking pass. flooring and appliances, fresh paint, updated bath- Call (970) 481-1932 for interview; please be prepared room. No pets. No smokfor employment, rental hising. 303-956-7685 tory, and credit check.

$750 + shared util + dep. Unfurnished Room for Rent. No couples. Beautiful home, close to town. Shared large bathroom, W/D, N/S, N/P. 970-6903444

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TRANSPORTATION awning. $8,000 ($40,000 in ‘93) Drive anywhere/ ready! 719-588-8390

SERVICES Priced reduced ...... 2014 harley davidson Fatboy lo softail excel. Condition, 7500 mi, black, new assecc, serv @ Thunder Mountain. Licensed, clean title. Asking $11,995. Contact or text/call 970-347-0057


1993 Sportmobile PopTop Camper/Dodge Ram 318 V-8 Van, 247,900m/ still strong, 2nd owner, always careful maintenance, all service records/owner/shop manuals, garaged 21 yrs, no rust, good paint and interior. New: front HD springs, alter, ac comp, serp belt, water & fuel pumps, battery, ws, good tires, 2 beds, frig, stove, heater, microwave,


Home Repair/Service

HOLMES LOG WORKS 970-586-9168 Log & Metal Railing, Deck Additions, Log Benches, Gates Mantels & Stairs Fowler Roofing Replacement/Repairs Free inspections Locally owned Licensed/Insured (720)308-0494

Sewing/Alterations Creative Sewing Services Cushions, chairtops, Industrial repairs & leather. Local - call Beth 970-492-5446





Piano Tuning


Garage Sales


911 S. Saint Vrain Fri, 4/13 & Sat, 4/14, 8am-2pm Mercury van seats, blankets, folding tables, men’s shirts (med & lrg), china & more.

2 jackets together with keys in pocket left in Estes office sometime these past winter months. Please describe to claim. 970-5779322

Misc. Sales

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Virginia Belle Keep, Deceased Case Number 18PR39. All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to District Court of Larimer, County, Colorado on or before August 17, 2018, or the claims may be forever barred.

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

Handyman A + Services “Your Right Hand Handyman!” SPRING IS HERE!!! We Are Ready To Help You With Any and All of your Maintenance, Repair and Improvement needs. Call for a free Estimate 970-214-5196

2200+s.F. 3/2, unfinished bsmt 2/1, ss apl, 24x30 garage, hot tub, decks, $299,999 970-290-1961

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



Moving Sale: twin beds, roll top desk, gun cabinet, recliner, dining room table, 6 chairs, hutch, table lamps, pictures,TV stand, kitchen items. 970-586-3954

Business For Sale

Estes Park Printing, Graphic Design and Business Services for Misc. Sale by Owner. Hobert Office Services, owner/opGerman Translator erated since 1982. Ken & Needed I have a letter that needs to Marsha are ready to retire! This is a GREAT turn-key be translated into German. business with everything If you have this ability, or included except Marsha’s know someone who does, photography. From the please contact me at large digital Xerox copier 970-480-1299. to all the pens and paper -Rich Billingham you need, this is a great 13 Estes Park collectors business. Email Christmas ornaments-1997- or 2012. Missing 2003,07,08. call 970/586-9519. $75.00 970-215-3931


Legal Notices

Linda Elmarr LOST on 3/29 - a 1181 Griffith Ct. woman’s winter hat (dark Estes Park, CO 80517 purplish-red) and pair of black, insulated ski mittens, on road going up Prospect Mtn. Please call or text (970) 581-1600




Tax Minimization

QuickBooks Support


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








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Window Coverings & Draperies Counter Tops â&#x20AC;¢ Flooring â&#x20AC;¢ Professional Interior Design

431 B.West Elkhorn ~ 970-577-7755

Mon-Fri 9am - 5 pm Saturday by appointment






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

Charles Santagati 1191 Graves Ave ELECTRICIAN

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



25 YEARS 1993-2018

Cory D. Workman, Au.D. Phone: 970-586-5255

Design | Build | Remodel General Contractors | Timber Frame & Log Homes Serving the Colorado Northwest Mountains since 1993

970-586-7711 |

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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HOME MAINTENANCE - Housekeeping -

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Daily - Weekly Cleaning

Call or Text Buck - 970.342.5684


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

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A Rare Find!


Vintage Charmer!


Magical 4-acre property adjoining National Forest and Crosier Mountain trailhead, featuring over 4000sf of living space in flawless condition. Inviting greatroom with hardwood flooring, stone fireplace, spacious kitchen and sunroom that opens to the private back patio. Peaceful master suite with walk-in closet and spa-like bath. Lower-level rec room with billiards and wet-bar, room for a theatre and lots of storage. Super efficient and ready to enjoy, this is the one you've been waiting for...Call today!

Great Cabin on Hwy 7 just across for Community Dr. with 3 spacious bedrooms & 2 baths. Large & open dining/greatroom has a built-in serving area, dual fireplace & lots of natural light. See through into an amazing kitchen with built-in dining table & bench, beautiful stained glass & antique Frigidaire Imperial Flair stove! Plenty of built-in storage throughout. This fantastic home sits on .71 acres & has a large workshop or RV port on property along with attached a 1 car garage.

$395,000 ~ 911 South Saint Vrain

$675,000 ~ 9512 County Road 43

Slice of Heaven

History abounds at The Overlook Ranch, offering a meticulous restoration of a legendary Rocky Mountain Estate. The full-log main residence features: 3 native stone fireplaces, hardwood floors throughout, granite kitchen, 4 bedrooms, 40' enclosed porch, panoramic views. In addition, 2-guest cabins offer room for company, caretakers and/or owners. 11-acres border the National Forest~horseback/mountain bike/ATV riding/hunt/hike/play right out the back door!

Mountain Shadows

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

$1,895,000 ~ 871 Riverside Drive

$1,750,000 ~ 3501 Devils Gulch Rd

Eye-Catching Diversity!

Shake It Up!

NE W The Wynbrier Ltd Wildlife Gallery has an amazing 45 year history! Specializing in: fine wildlife art from nationally known artists, high-end wildlife taxidermy, carvings, sculptures, prints, lamps and more! Featuring Estes Park's only cigar room and custom tobacco blending gallery. Offering includes all furniture, fixtures and equipment.

$195,000/plus inventory ~ 238 E Elkhorn Ave


Shakes Alive! A well established business in Lower Stanley Village. Popular menu, loyal following, plenty of parking, and high visibility. Strong cash flow and lots of room for growth. Ready for new owner, quick sale can be possible! Purchase now to get ready for the busy Summer season with a great location with no road construction!

$179,000 ~ 513 Big Thompson Avenue

Call us to use our FREE Moving Truck.

Estes Park News, April 13, 2018  
Estes Park News, April 13, 2018