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This female bald eagle was photographed at Lake Estes this week as she fed on carrion. Photo by Richard H. Hahn

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Open House Please join Estes Valley Watershed Coalition in celebrating the completion of fourteen restoration projects in support of the Estes Valley 2013 flood recovery.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Estes Valley Community Center -Lower Level660 Community Drive Estes Park, CO 80517 The community is invited to celebrate those completed restoration projects in our watershed, to learn about EVWC’s next steps, including monitoring and maintenance, listen to your thoughts about preparing for and minimizing the effects of future “events,” and to meet the EVWC staff, Board, supporters, and volunteers.

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Moraine Bridge Project Nears Completion Elkhorn Avenue traffic control and Rockwell Street closures week of May 21 As project completion draws near, the Town of Estes Park and its contractor, Structures, Inc., are planning for asphalt paving in the area of the Moraine Avenue bridge and associated utility work. To facilitate the paving, Rockwell Street will be closed for three consecutive days, to-be-determined, between May 21 and 24. This closure will help expedite the road work and allow heavy trucks and other equipment safe and easy access to the area. The sidewalks on Rockwell Street will remain open for pedestrians. Also the week of May 21, traffic control flaggers will direct pedestrians and traffic at the intersection for Elkhorn and Moraine Avenues so heavy trucks and equipment can complete paving. Motorists and pedestrians are asked to watch for detour signage and travel safely through the work zone. The project is on schedule with the reopening of Moraine Avenue expected to take place May 25, weather permitting. Additional project work including benches, landscaping, railings and smaller punch list items are expected to

occur in the month following the reopening of the road. The last two months have included intensive acceleration efforts to make up for time lost during work by gas and communications utilities. A major step toward flood mitigation and resilience in the downtown area, the Moraine Avenue Bridge replacement is another example of a large endeavor planned during the winter season in an effort to reduce impacts to the community as much as possible. This project is funded through a $2 million Community Development Block Grant for Disaster Recovery from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs through the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Visit for project updates. For more information, contact project manager Michael Todd with Cornerstone Engineering at 970-586-2458 or For information on the intersection closure and logistics, contact Flood Recovery Project Associate Christy Crosser at or 970-577-3574.

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If We Can’t Reach You, We Can’t Alert You Emergency Notification System When a disaster strikes, or an emergency situation arises, you want to know about it. Because of the enhanced emergency notification system, residents in Larimer County can receive emergency notifications on their cell phones, business phones, via text messages, and emails -- in addition to receiving phone calls on their traditional home phones. Emergency alerts in the Estes Valley are sent by the Estes Park Emergency Communications Center (EPECC). You must sign up at to take advantage of this free, expanded service. If you don't sign up, you will still receive notifications on your traditional landline home phone, but nowhere else. You Choose How, You Choose Where The enhanced system provides residents with choices. You choose how you're contacted: cell phone call, text message, email, home phone, etc. Plus, you also have the ability to choose the locations you want to be contacted about. Residents can sign up to get alerts about an emergency, such as wildfire, flood, or critical police activity at home, work, or school. That means, you could receive notifications on your cell phone about your home AND your child's school. How To Sign Up You must sign up online at to take advantage of the free expanded service. If you are interested in receiving alerts about more than one location, you will need to completely fill out the sign-up form for each address. For example, if you would like to receive alerts about your home and your kids' school, you will need to register twice: once using your home address and once using the address of your children's school. How it Works The old emergency notification system only called residents on traditional home

phones. Over the last several years, many residents have done away with landlines and use cell phones as home phones. Plus, mobile offices and busy lifestyles require that Larimer County public health and safety officials have the ability to reach citizens when they're on the go. The enhanced system will continue to call residents using their traditional home land lines, even if you don't register for the enhanced service. But it will also allow residents to enter other information so that we can notify you in multiple ways. When you submit your cell phone, email address, business phone number and other information (or the "how" we should reach you), you are giving public health and safety officials more opportunity to contact you, and improving your odds of staying informed. Emergency Alerts for Visitors We offer a special emergency notification service for visitors, too. They can text GO EPALERTS to 888-777 and receive emergency alerts (if any are sent out) for two weeks! Who is LETA? Emergency notification is a free service provided by the Larimer Emergency Telephone Authority (LETA). The system is funded through monthly surcharges on hard wire (traditional), wireless, or voice over internet telephone services. Keep in mind, if you register a cell phone, call and text messaging charges will apply. LETA is a partnership between 25 government and public safety agencies of Larimer County including the Town of Estes Park. LETA supports 9-1-1 emergency communications to make Larimer County emergency notification consistent and effective. For more information, or to sign up for the enhanced service, visit

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Enjoy Exciting Activities And A Free Lunch At Safety Fair This Saturday Kids and adults are invited to the annual Estes Park Public Safety Fair this Saturday, May 19, sponsored by the Estes Park Police Department. This fun, family event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Estes Park Events Complex, at 1125 Rooftop Way. Estes Park Police Officers will be serving free hamburgers, hot dogs, snacks and beverages donated by local businesses, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For the 2018 Safety Fair, more than 20 regional public safety agencies will converge on Estes Park, bringing equipment and apparatus ranging from a bomb ro-

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bot to medical evacuation helicopters, dive rescue apparatus and more. Agencies currently signed up to participate include the Estes Valley Fire Protection District, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Rocky Mountain National Park and Larimer County Sheriff. Local businesses have generously donated door prizes, including movie tickets, bowling games, and more. Children can register to win one of four bikes to be given away at 1 p.m. Police Chief Wes Kufeld stated “The Safety Fair has been a collaborative effort over the years to provide education to our citizens about the many services available in the Estes Valley. We are thankful to all of the volunteers, contributors and partnering agencies who make this event happen.” Donations are provided by Salud, Walmart

North Loveland Store #1008, Reel Mountain Theater, Chippers Lanes, Estes Park Rent All, Ice Man, Poppy’s Pizza and Grill, Safeway, El Mex-Kal Family Mexican and McDonald’s. For more information or to make a donation to the Safety Fair, please call Officer Curtis Plassmeyer, event coordinator, at 970-577-3822. To receive Town news and/or agendas in your email inbox, please visit More Town news is available at and

Free Household Hazardous Waste Collection Takes Place June 9

The household hazardous waste dropoff returns and will take place Saturday, June 9, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Town of Estes Park Water Division shop, 577 Elm Rd. Unwanted household paints, stains, cleaners, yard and garden chemicals, used oil, adhesives, solvents, gasoline, batteries and other household chemicals may be brought to the collection site for proper disposal. This service is provided free of charge by the Town of Estes Park Water Division, Larimer County Solid Waste, Upper Thompson Sanitation District and Estes Park Sanitation for the benefit of the community and the environment. The last hazardous waste cleanup took place in 2017 after a seven-year hiatus due to budgetary constraints. Almost

200 vehicles came to the collection last year, protecting the environment and watershed from dangerous contaminants by properly disposing of them. Items that cannot be accepted include commercial waste, fluorescent lightbulbs, fire extinguishers materials containing asbestos, explosives, radioactive waste including smoke detectors, propane containers and containers larger than five gallons. For more information, please call the Town of Estes Par Water Division at 970-5773619. To receive Town news in your email inbox, please visit More Town news is available at and

The charge(s) are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. On May 7 at 5:56 p.m. police were called about a disturbance at 140 Boyd Lane. Upon arrival they charged a 33 year old female with third degree assault, harassment, criminal mischief and domestic violence against a 38 year old victim. The female was transported to Larimer County Detention Center. On May 7 at 10:11 p.m. police stopped the driver of a motorcycle in the 700 block of Prospect Ave. for not having lights on. After further investigation the 33 year old male driver from Estes Park

was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol and he was charged with DUI, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, driving with the wrong class of license and a defective and unregistered vehicle. He was later transported to Larimer County Detention Center. On May 8 at 10:08 p.m. police were notified about a stolen vehicle. Police discovered the driver and vehicle and stopped the 21 year old male driver from Estes Park in the 1100 block of Woodstock Dr. He was charged with second degree aggravated motor vehicle theft and driving under restraint and transported to Larimer County Detention Center.

Officials Seek Community Assistance In Bear Poaching Investigation Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Estes Park Police continue to investigate the poaching of two black bears in the area of Aspen Avenue, Ponderosa Drive and Morgan Street in Estes Park. One bear was found dead Aug. 23 and the other was found Aug. 24, 2017. A reward up to $4,000 is offered for information leading to the apprehension of the responsible parties. If you have any information, please call the local tip line at 970-577-3838.

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 May 6, the Estes Valley Fire Protection District (EVFPD) responded to 16 calls for service. This included: Motor vehicle crashes: 5 Emergency medical (assist EPMC): 5 Smoke/odor investigation: 0 Gas Leak: 1 Fires: 2 Illegal Burning: 1 Rescue: 2 Estes Valley Fire

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GED Testing Available At EP Learning Place The Estes Park Learning Place is excited about the response they have received since becoming an official site for GED testing in October 2017. To date, 26 GED tests have been administered at the Estes Park Learning Place. The Estes Park Learning Place has celebrated three successful candidates so far who have earned their GED diploma. There are quite a number of candidates currently working with tutors at the Estes Park Learning Place preparing to take their GED tests. Candidates for a GED diploma must be at least 17 years of age and must pass four tests (mathematics, science, language arts, and social studies) to earn their GED diploma. The tests may be taken one at a time. The tests are available in both English and Spanish. GED testing at the Estes Park Learning Place is available on Fridays and Saturdays, as well as other days by appointment. Candidates may register to take the test at online or by calling 1-877-392-6433. Tutors at the Estes Park Learning Place will work with a candidate’s schedule to help them find time to prepare for the GED tests. If you have questions about preparing for the GED, or if you would like additional information about GED testing, please contact the Estes Park Learning Place at 970577-0020.

Check Out The Bike Park Progress! Join the Estes Park Cycling Coalition for a dinner picnic (bring your own) and walking tour of the new Stanley Park Bike Park. See first-hand the berms, rollers, technical rock features and the pump tracks. On May 23 at 6 p.m., the Cycling Coalition will be hosting our General meeting at the Stanley Park Playground Shelter near the new Bike Park. We will join the Bike Park Project Manager,

Todd Plummer, on a walking tour of the park. “Years of planning are finally coming to fruition and we want to share that

excitement with the Estes Park community,” said Plummer. The Bike Park walking tour will be our main discussion topic, but we will also have updates on our upcoming events: June 2- Bike Park Perimeter Trail work day, June 27- Bike Estes Day: Bike to Work Day in the morning and Bike Parade in the evening The Bike Park is getting close to completion, but we still need your help! First Colorado Realty has offered a matching donation of $5,000 to help finish the Park. Please visit and donate today! For more information on the Estes Park Cycling Coalition, please contact president Mike Lewelling at

Nine, Wine & Dine Want to have some fun at the EP Golf Course this summer? Bring a partner, spouse or your BFF for nine holes of late afternoon golf, a libation, golf talk and dinner (optional but who wants to cook when you can eat at Smokin’ Dave's after the fun)? Thus, Nine, Wine & Dine! Dates are: Wednesdays, June 6th and June 20th. Time: 4 p.m. with check-in at 3:30 p.m. Cost: $30 per person - green fee w/ cart $20 per person - walking Passes and cart punches can be used. (One cart punch for two riders). Pass holders will pay $3 each. Sign-up: limited to 24 players (6 teams of 4) Format: shot gun starts with fun games decided by EPGC pros. To sign up call the Pro Shop at 5868146, front desk ext. 0. For more info there are flyers at the Pro Shop front desk.

Do You Have What It Takes To Be Mrs. Rooftop Rodeo 2018?

The Rooftop Rodeo and the Estes Park Medical Center Foundation are teaming up on the Crowns for the Care campaign, 2018. For the second consecutive year, local Estes Valley women will be competing and one will be crowned “Mrs. Rooftop Rodeo 2018” at the Rooftop Rodeo’s “Pink Night,” July 7. The winner will be the participant who raises the most dollars in contributions. All funds raised during this campaign will benefit the Estes Park Medical Center. The campaign will benefit EPMC patients facing any form of cancer. This year the focus is to underwrite the costs to develop a Wound Care Clinic at EPMC. Many oncological patients receiving chemotherapy and/ or radiation therapy will develop wounds that require ongoing treatment. This clinic will provide greater access to wound care for EPMC

patients.“Being able to help other cancer patients get through their treatment has been an honor for me,” said Mrs Rooftop Rodeo 2017 Maggie Daubin. “I can’t wait to work with the 2018 contestants to raise more money for cancer care.” Crowns for the Care is a part of the annual Paint Estes Pink (PEP) campaign. Paint Estes Pink is a community-wide effort that will engage the residents and visitors to raise funds to support local cancer patients receiving treatment at EPMC. This year is the 5th annual for Paint Estes Pink. Women interested in participating should contact Mrs. Rooftop Rodeo 2016 Linda Moak at or 970231-0377. The contest will run from June 1st through July 6th, 2018.

Rocky Mountain Conservancy Course On “Tracking The Invisible” This month, on May 25th, the Rocky Mountain Conservancy’s Field Institute is offering a fascinating course in Rocky Mountain National Park titled “Life Signs: Tracking the Invisible.” Many different things, such as a stray feather or a mound of soil, tattle the comings and goings of secretive creatures that otherwise remain invisible. This full day course allows participants to discover the process of acquiring, then developing, the observational skills necessary to read wildlife signs as if they were a newspaper. Kevin Cook is the instructor for this captivating course. Kevin has explored Colorado to experience its wild life first hand and studies all major life groups. He writes natural history columns for newspapers and magazines, leads wild life observation tours, teaches various wild life classes, and presents monthly wild life lectures at several Colorado venues- just to name a few of his ongoing projects! This course will include both indoor and outdoor components, participants must be ages 16 or older to register. It is classified as a moderate hike of less than

five miles with elevation gain of less than 1,000 feet. Participants should remember to dress in warm layers with appropriate footwear. For more information about this course or questions on other Rocky Mountain Conservancy educational adventures please call 970-586-3262. Participants can also register online at, advance registration is required.

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Estes Park Learning Place Welcomes New Executive Director The Estes Park Learning Place (EPLP) welcomes Sue Yowell as it’s new Executive Director. Sue earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Methodist University majoring in Anthropology with an emphasis in North American Archeology. She has a Master of Arts in Education from the University of Colorado Boulder and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Denver College of Law. Sue brings over 36 years working in student affairs/services in higher Sue Yowell education. She has worked for small to medium sized private and public colleges and universities. Her work has been focused on assisting and supporting students outside of the classroom, supervising divisions that have included Enrollment (Admissions, Financial Aid, Registrar, Orientation and Academic Advising) ; Student Life, Trio programs, Military and Veteran Affairs, Counseling and Athletics. Sue’s family has had long-standing ties to the Estes Park community dating back to the late 40s when her grandparents purchased a summer cabin on Twin Sisters Peak, known as Ye Owls Nest. Sue’s parents met while working at the Chalet Ranch(now Mary’s Lake Lodge) while college students. Her love of the Estes Valley and Rocky Mountain National Park is deep. “I am thrilled to be able to combine my passion for student success while becoming a permanent resident in Estes Park. Having an opportunity to meet the individual needs of student learners of all ages through the wonderful work of the Learning Place is a dream come true.” Sue has two grown sons that she adopted as a single mom. “I would have loved to have had access to the Learning Place when my boys were young.” Julie Abel, EPLP’s Board President remarked that “Sue’s passion for student learning is an ideal match for the Learning Place and we are excited she will be

bringing her background and experience to the executive director role.” For the last two years, EPLP has been led by Kathy Nauman as Executive Director. “The Board is very grateful for the work that Kathy has done in moving the Learning Place into the future. Her particular work with the students and tutors has included the successful addition of GED tutoring and coaching.” Kathy was instrumental in getting approval for EPLP to become a GED Testing site. In two years, EPLP has grown from three GED students to now serving thirteen students. ” Kathy’s position has changed and she will now serve as Associate Director directing EPLP’s various programs. Sue has commented, “I am fortunate to be able to work in partnership with Kathy and our amazing tutors as together we work at unlocking dreams of our students in reaching their learning goals.” The Estes Park Learning Place strengthens ties with the community one person at a time. By tutoring students at all grade levels and adults in need of GED or college preparation or graduate school, the Learning Place serves as a vital resource for a need that keeps increasing. EPLP programs have been so successful, that the organization must plan for growing numbers of students, many of whom are in need of greater financial assistance. The Learning Place staff reaches out to the community to assist students. They partner with the Estes Park High School’s Success Center, the Middle School’s Study Tables and the Estes Valley Library’s ACT Prep Class, providing tutors to help students reach their goals. The Estes Park Learning Place is a 501 c -3 organization that is run by a volunteer board of directors from all walks of life. More information can be found on their website at: or by calling 970-577-0020.

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Next to the oil-splotched gravel road, water trickled down the ditch, carrying a bluegreen opalescent film. Empty hydraulic oil buckets had been tossed about, as had smaller plastic Mountain Dew bottles. The big oil drums stood together, darkening the earth beneath them. The few trees that remained standing had spray paint markings on them, but most of the trees were broken off at sharp, jagged angles above my head or had been leveled with a chain saw close to the ground. Raw wood had been chewed up spit out in shards around them. The surface of Mars looked more hospitable. Equipment with oversized tires and arms, claws and teeth, with labels like “drum lock” and “pivot arm” and warnings like “Danger! Stay back 300 feet” sat abandoned on the battlefield. Wind whipped up dirt cyclones, and when I turned away to protect my eyes I heard an eerie whistling, as if I were alone on a barren street of a ghost town in an old Western. I left the road to stand close to a lone remaining aspen tree. When I wrapped my arms around its black and white trunk, pressing my cheek up against its cool bark, I felt a gentle sway as its high branches reached up, grasping for life. We moved together like teenagers during a slow dance. “I am sorry,” I said aloud. “I am so, so sorry.” We stood together in the combat zone, aching from the loss. There has been a battle waged against the trees along the Homer Rouse trail and the trees have lost. The Big Thompson Conservation District, the Natural Resources Conservation Service and private landowners tell us they are using “modern, ecology-based forest restoration practices to return our forests to their natural, sustainable, and historic ecological function. ” They claim they are returning tree densities to their “historical states.” But 95 percent of the trees have been wiped out. Eliminated. I dare say—murdered. Is a forest still a forest if there are no trees? And what exactly is the “ecological function” of a forest without trees? The foresters say that when some growth eventually returns to this tree graveyard, we will see “a large variety of tree ages, structures and densities.” But since virtually all of the trees have been killed, leaving a flat, empty field, the new trees that eventually take up residency in that area will come at the same time, like the aspens in the 1978 Wild Basin burn area, and will all be the same age. Mission not accomplished. Plus, dead, de-

caying trees that provided food (mostly bugs) and shelter for birds and other wildlife have now been removed. How is it that these drastic measures will “improve wildlife habitat”? I don’t claim to be an expert in forest management. In fact, I know very little about it. But something doesn’t feel right about this Armageddon-like destruction. This “landmanagement” does not appear to “improve water quality [note leaky oil drums and filmy water], erosion control [trees prevent erosion, the removal of them causes it], wildlife habitat and [get this] recreational benefits. ” Huh? Who exactly is going to benefit recreationally from this forest wipe-out? As for aesthetics, it looks exactly like what it is: a man-made scar on the mountainside above Cheley Camp, which can be seen far and wide, especially from Fish Creek Road. If unsightly clear-cutting is such a great approach to delivering “multi-resource benefits to the landowners and the larger Estes Valley community, ” why isn’t it being done all over the valley? In the park? In national forests? I’m suspicious. I know I’m being dramatic, but it’s because it seems that, in the bigger picture, our society does not care about or appreciate trees. Trees get in the way of progress and profit. (In the Homer Rouse trail case, “forest products” will offset the cost of the “treatment. ” In other words, they’re chopping down trees and selling them.) In the words of Jim Taylor, “First we damage our environment. Then we try to repair it. ” Along with a happy assembly of dancing trees, I suspect we will also lose the elusive fairy-like wood lily that appears in only two places I know of around here: along the Cub Lake trail (where I’ve only heard they grow) and along the Homer Rouse trail (where I’ve only seen their enchantment one time). The vivid, orange-red, purple-spotted flower needs protection from wind and sun to thrive. Both their wind protection and sun protection have been hacked down. Did the land managers consider our delicate, beloved wood lily when they decided to decimate the Homer Rouse trial forest? Did they care? Somebody’s fooling with Mother Nature, and it’s not nice. You may let The Thunker know what you think at her e-mail address, © 2018 Sarah Donohoe

May 28th Is Poppy Day In Estes Park Show Your Support! On Memorial Day, May 28, the American Legion Auxiliary honors the men and women who have gone to fight for our freedoms and tragically did not return home. Please take a moment on Memorial Day to honor their sacrifices, pray for their families, and bow your head in recognition of their service. Wear a poppy Memorial Day weekend as a sym-

bol of support for all of those who willingly served our nation. We must never forget them. American Legion Auxiliary Post 119 members will be distributing poppies outside Safeway, Rocky Mountain Pharmacy, and True Value Store on May 25th; say hello and receive a poppy! Donations appreciated!

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RED Day: Keller Williams Agents Give Back To Estes Park, CO

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

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Agents and Mortgage Professionals who participated in Estes Park’s RED Day- front: April Allen and Deb Youngbluth. Back: Stephen Ponce-Pore, Julie Abel, Pennie Patton, Kendra Wallis and Jeff Abel. Courtesy photo

Agents representing two Keller Williams Market Centers were out in the community Thursday May 11, 2018. While it’s common to see real estate agents out and about selling real estate, on this day Keller Williams agents participate in RED Day – Keller Williams’ annual day of service. Agents from Keller Williams Northern Colorado and Keller Williams 1st Realty came together to serve Crossroads Ministry in preparation for their annual Spring Sale. Agents helped sort and price items for the sale, as well as set up cashier stands and helped make signs for the event. “We are grateful to be members of this community and to work for a company that values service.” said Julie Abel, of The Abel Team Keller Williams Northern Colorado. “This was the first year for Keller Williams agents to bring RED Day to Estes Park to volunteer for Crossroads, and we plan on providing many more projects for our associates to participate in for the future.” First celebrated in 2009, RED Day is

just another example of Keller Williams’ commitment to each other and to the cities and towns where they live and work. Standing for Renew, Energize, and Donate, RED day has become an annual event within the Keller Williams organization. Stemming from Keller Williams’ strong core value of year round commitment to improve local communities, thousands of Keller Williams real estate professionals and other volunteers in the US and Canada spent the day out of their offices and away from clients in order to serve worthy organizations and philanthropic efforts in their communities. Nationwide, Keller Williams agents rebuilt houses, while others cleaned up parks, lakes and rivers. Other projects associate participated in included collecting food for food banks, hosting blood drives, and donating their time and services at various shelters. For more information about RED Day, visit

Baby Bottle Campaign Kicks Off To Help Families In Need It’s that time of year again when your local pregnancy center; Life Choices sends baby bottles into the community to collect money to assist mothers, fathers and babies in need. Do you know that three bottles containing $25.00 each will pay for one ultrasound? Do you know that $150.00 per month will support a mother from her pregnancy test until her child’s first birthday?

This includes ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins, clothing, diapers & wipes. Do you know the cost to train our sonographer is $3,450.00 and that 80% of abortion minded girls will change their minds after seeing their baby’s ultrasound image? If you need a bottle, please call 5862422 or mail your donation to P.O. Box 1503, Estes Park, CO 80517.

Help Support “Plant A Book, Grow A Child”

Plant a Book, Grow a Child, would like to thank the community for tremendous support this year. According to local Co-Founder, Scott Applegate, “We went to the community with our very simple idea and mission—let’s put books into the hands of our local elementary school students who need them the most, and as usual, Estes Park really stepped up to help!” In it’s first two years of operation, the program put over 800 books into the hands of local EPES students, and Scholastic donated back 50% of those sale proceeds to purchase additional books for the school itself. So the program was a success right off, but the continuity of the program was always a concern for the Applegates. “We don’t allow any expenses in the program—if something comes up, we just pay that out of our own pocket, ” according to Co-Founder, Brandi Applegate. “This ensures that 100% of all donations go directly to buy books for our local kiddos, which is a very powerful statement to be able to make to donors. But that also creates a situation where things are always tight, and you just have to hope and have faith that the community will support these kiddos year after year, in good times and in bad.” Tim Hull, CEO at Bank of Estes Park, wanted to help. “We are the only truly local bank in Estes Park, with such a heart for our home community, and our CCO (Scott Applegate) had co-founded this great, brand new, local program, and we simply wanted to help ensure its ongoing success. ” With that in mind, Bank of Estes Park stepped forward with a donation that would not only buy books, but would create a little cushion just in case fund-raising fell short at some point. Then came the Rocky Card—as it was closing its doors, it also gave a generous donation to the program, to ensure its ongoing success. “First came Bank of Estes Park, then the Rocky Card, both unexpectedly. And then our smaller grant requests also came in from Village Thrift Shop, from Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary Club, and from the Rotary Club of Estes Park. We have a donation jar at the check out counter during the Scholastic Book Fair, and we receive solid support from lots of local parents in that way as well, ” Scott said. Brandi Applegate emphasized, “Basically, we just want to say thank you Estes Park, for helping us to put books into the hands of the local kiddos who need them the most—we simply couldn’t do it without your support. ” Scott added, “There are really just too many to thank—Families for Estes, who

warehouses the program for us, so donations can be tax deductible, and EP News, who has always helped us spread the word about this program—we are just simply overwhelmed and grateful to everyone for the support. ” If you would like to help support Plant a Book, Grow a Child, please send your tax deductible donation to: Families for Estes (Plant a Book) P.O. Box 4293 Estes Park, CO 80517.

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Fit Family 5K+ Run/Walk & Children’s Jamboree This Saturday, May 19 What is it? The Fit Family 5 K+ Run/Walk & Children's Jamboree is a wonderful, family friendly event here in Estes Park, Colorado! We are celebrating the 11th year of this great event that promotes healthy lifestyle habits and family friendly fitness while acting as a fundraiser for the great work done at Lifelong Learning of Estes Valley Preschool (LLEV). For more information and download the Registration Form, see our web page: Saturday, May 19, 2018 Stanley Park - Estes Park, CO Start Time: 9:00 a.m. Cost: $25 for 5K Run/Walk, $10 for Children's Jamboree Register at LLEV Preschool or Stanley Park day of event Drawing for Prizes (from McGregor Mountain Lodge, Estes Park Mountain Shop, Open Air Adventure Park, Rock Cut Brewery, Dairy Queen, and more!!) The Fit Family 5 K+ is a 4.3 mile run/walk from Stanley Park around the Lake Estes Trail. This is a paved trail that leads all the way around the lake with views of that classic Estes Park scenery you know and love. There will be one

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water/aid station at approximately mile two on the course, at the Lake Estes Marina. In the spirit of the family friendly theme, this fun event meant for runners and walkers alike. Everyone age 10 and above is welcome to participate in the run! In addition to the run, there is the most important part, the Children's Jamboree. This is an absolute blast for the kiddos! Enjoy the beautiful run while volunteers and the teachers at LLEV lead your children (2 1/2 to 9 years old) through a series of track and field events, including but not limited to sprints, low hurdles, tug of war, and many more. Event Sponsors: Estes Park Mountain Shop, Academy Mortgage, Cheley Colorado Camps, Simply Christmas, The Lazy Moose, Mortgage Solutions Financial-Rich Flanery Team, Estes Valley Recreation & Park District, Estes Park News. The registration fee is a donation to LLEV Preschool for our Tuition Assistance Program, providing low-income families in the Estes Valley with the opportunity for a quality preschool program.

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May “Explore Our Store” Showcases Niche Design House & Estes Valley Community Center and activities for all residents of Estes, regardless of age, to enjoy! To learn more about the Estes Valley Community Center, visit the Estes Valley Recreation & Park District website at Thank you to Becky, Cristina, Nancy, and Dawn for participating in this month’s event! “ExThe May “Explore Our Store” took place on Wednesday, May 9 and featured Niche Design House and the Estes Valley Community Center. Representatives from the Visitor Center Ambassadors, the Town of Estes Park Administration, Estes Valley Partners for Commerce, and Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center enjoyed checking out each stop’s offerings and hearing presentations from the respective owners/managers. The group’s first visit was to Niche Design House, located at 509 Big Thomp-

about how Becky, Cristina, Nancy, and the rest of the team can find a “niche” to fit into your home style! Visit their website at The next stop was at the Estes Valley Community Center, where Marketing Manager Dawn Wilson was ready to show everyone around! Since many residents (and readers of this article) have been to the community center and are familiar with most of their offerings, the group chose to focus on areas that are lesser known. For example:

plore Our Store” typically takes place on the second Wednesday of each month, with the first store stop at 9 a.m. and the second at 9:30 a.m. The June event will be on the third Wednesday, June 20, at Rocky Mountain Transit Management and Reliance Fire Museum – all are welcome to attend! If you have questions about Explore Our Store, please contact Charley Dickey at or visit


ANNIVERSARY son Avenue, Suite 2, in Lower Stanley Village. Owner Becky Allsup, interior designer Cristina Maguire, and office manager Nancy Curtiss were on hand to welcome attendees and give a tour around the showroom. Becky has been a designer for 20 years and originally started her business in Windsor, Colorado. She has built Niche Design House around anything clients might need, from full home remodels to room updates and everything in between. She and her team often work with new builds (lighting, plumbing, fixtures, counters, cabinets, and more) and updates and redecorating for older homes, as well as staging for homeowners and realtors looking to sell a house. They focus on partnering with as many local employers as possible and have worked with businesses like B&E Builders, Kingswood, YMCA of the Rockies, Trendz, Bank of Colorado, Robin’s Construction, and a new concept coffeehouse that will be coming to town. The warehouses are still located in Windsor and items in their showroom (including custom pieces) can move quickly, so new inventory is brought in regularly. Stop by to view their fabulous designs and learn

The Cubz Den, located right off the main lobby, is a childcare facility for kids who are 1-8 years old. Open from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 5-8:30 p.m. MondaySaturday, parents can drop their children off for up to two hours to play, make crafts, and more. Parents will receive a beeper from the Cubz Den in case they are needed. Cost is $4 for one child and $2 for each additional. Residents can request and utilize a free 45 minute orientation from EVCC staff in order to learn about all equipment, including cardio, weights, the golf simulator, and more. Every weekday morning at 10 a.m., the gym is open for “Family Stroll,” where families can walk laps and kids can run free and play with items like hula hoops and balls. What a great option for days with wacky weather! Interested in personal training? EVCC has personal trainers on staff and the first session is free! The Senior Services area includes a warm, cozy, and comfortable room where people can learn how to play mahjong, bridge, and even Wii Bowling! There are lots of other great programs




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All-Call For Sponsors For Rotary Memorial Scholarship Tournament

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As returning bluebirds and hummingbirds, greening meadows and beckoning golf courses signal spring’s arrival in Estes Park, it’s time to mark your calendar for the Rotary Club of Estes Park Memorial Tournament for Scholarships, set for Saturday, June 30, 2018. The 22nd annual event will raise funds for the Rotary Club of Estes Park Foundation Scholarship Fund. Annually, the club raises $24,000 for three, four-year academic scholarships for graduating Estes Park high school students. The tournament will be held on a Saturday for the fourth year with the aim of attracting more golfers, Chairman Peter Sinnott said. The fun will begin with a putting contest prior to the 8 a.m. shotgun start at the 18-hole Estes Park Golf Course. “We have set our sights on raising more in sponsorships than we did last year, and our committee members are making those contacts now,” Sinnott said. “All sponsor donations are tax deductible and go toward local scholarships. Many sponsors have been lined up,

but more are needed,” Sinnott said. Levels include: Diamond ($2,000), Gold Sponsor ($1,000), Silver Sponsor ($500), Bronze Sponsor ($250), Tee/Green Sponsor ($110), and Junior Golfer Sponsor ($75). Sponsors who pledge $110 or more are recognized at the event and in publicity prior to the event. Some sponsorships include a complimentary tournament registration. “We recognize our major sponsors on our tournament posters, on banners and signs on the tees and greens at the event, and in newspaper articles. Our sponsors make the event possible, and we truly appreciate their contributions,” Sinnott said. For information on how to sign on as a sponsor, please call Jay Harroff at 970586-5458 or Ron Gordon at 970-5860370 or download forms at the Estes Park Rotary Club website, at golf-tournament-1/welcome.

Tennis Anyone? Residents and summer visitors are invited to join the Estes Park tennis community. We play at the courts in Stanley Park, near the high school. Men’s and women’s doubles on weekday mornings – mixed doubles on Sunday evenings,

followed by dinner at a local restaurant for those wanting to participate. We would love to see you out on the courts. For more information, call Anne or Andrew at 577-7377.

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Sunrise Rotary Shares Funds

Once again, Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary is pleased to share the our fundraising proceeds with local non-profit groups. This year, we were able to share $24,169 with 12 different groups in the Estes area. The recipients are: Estes Valley Investment in Childhood Success, $3,000; Partners Mentoring Youth, $1,500; Boys and Girls Club, $4,000; The Learning Place, $4,000; Estes Valley Restorative

Justice, $1,000; Big Elk Fire Department, $1,260; Crossroads, $3,000; Families for Estes, $500; Glen Haven Flood Relief, $2,000; Estes Park Non-Profit Resource Center, $1,409; Watershed Coalition, $500; and Ballet Renaissance, $2,000. Thanks to everyone and our sponsor participants who helped with our the Labor Day Arts and Crafts Fair and with Autumn Gold.

“Treasure Tables” Arts & Crafts Sale Expands To Pavilion In October “Treasure Tables” Arts and Crafts sale will move its location from the YMCA of the Rockies to the Pavilion at Stanley Park Fairgrounds in Estes Park for the fifth annual fundraiser on Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sponsored by Estes Park P.E.O. Chapter IY, this fundraiser has grown each year. “The larger and more central location at the Pavilion,opens the door for more vendors, items and participants.,” said co-chair, Nancy Hills. “All proceeds IY receives continue to support the mission of P.E.O: to help women of all ages further their education. This charitable fundraiser has been wonderfully supported by our community and we hope to see even more people attend this great sale of affordable handcrafted and unique items. If you are a vendor and interested in purchasing space, contact me at 970 231-5434.” Vendors find IY members eager to help in any way to facilitate

a fun and enjoyable experience at this show. Vendors only pay for table space and are not charged any other fees. There is something special at “Treasure Tables” for everyone. Shoppers’ choices include books for all ages, toys, art posters and comic books, beautifully created handcrafted soaps, wood items, knitted goods, “wearable art,” hand embroidered tea towels, quilts and a varied and eclectic selection of jewelry, and many more items. Treasure Tables always offers great hostess gifts and a varied selection of food products. Enjoy the delicious homemade bake goods from IY members that also generates money for the scholarship fund. Mark your calendar now for this fabulous one-day sales extravaganza: Saturday, October 13th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pavilion in Stanley Park Fairgrounds. P.E.O. Chapter IY greatly appreciates your support.

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Estes Park Area Weavers Guild Meeting May 24th

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The monthly meeting of the Estes Park Area Weavers guild will be held Thursday, May 24, 2018 in the Hondius Room of the Estes Valley Public Library at 12:30 p.m. Phylleri Ball, of Three Sisters Weaving in Nederland, CO will present a program on her weaving interests, her experience of raising Angora Goats, Nubians and Border Leicester Sheep, and now dairy goats and her current projects. Now with fewer livestock to care for she is immersed in weaving from her stash of hand-dyed, farm-raised fiber and yarn while exploring natural and plant dyes. She will share with us the many aspects of her love of fiber and have many samples of her hand dyed, farm raised fiber to look at and touch. Mohair and high

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luster wool are her favorite fibers. Visitors are always welcome and refreshments will be served. For more information on the Estes Park Area Weavers Guild, contact Gray Rueppel at 586-2978.

Incredible Years! Free Parenting Class Have you ever considered that more training is required to obtain a driver’s license than to become a parent? Because kids don’t come with instruction guides—EVICS is partnering up with SummitStone Health Partners to offer a free six-week series of parenting classes for families of children ages 36! The Incredible Years is an evidence-based program backed by 30 years of research. Parents will learn practical tips, information and new research on how to support children’s social/emotional development and prevent challenging behaviors. Why do children do the things they do and how can parents respond in a way that promotes positive behaviors? Children who develop healthy social and emotional skills early in life are better prepared for school and life success.

The class will meet at the Estes Valley Community Center – lower level classroom, on Wednesday evenings, 5:307:30, June 6-July 11 (No class on July 4) Class instructor is Corinna Crandall, Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant. Childcare is provided! Ages 1-4 will enjoy playtime in the CubzDen (cost: $4 per child, half price for 2nd child), and children ages five and over will enjoy supervised play time in the gym at no cost. Dinner will be provided for parents and children. Families who attend all six sessions will receive a $50 Safeway Gift Card. Registration is required. Please contact: EVICS at 586-3055/ or Corinna Crandall at 970-342-5325

Senior Citizens Center Set To Open

The Estes Park Senior Citizens Center, formerly located on Fourth Street, will re-open with a limited schedule on Monday, May 21. For the first two weeks, May 21 to May 25 and May 29 to May 31, the Senior Citizens Center will be open for coffee and conversation from 9:00 a.m. to noon (closed on Memorial Day, May 28). The staff and the members of the Board will be there to learn what members want to see at their Senior Citizens Center when full services begin on Monday June 4. The Senior Citizens Center will share space with members of the Masonic Lodge, located at 1820 S. St. Vrain, near the intersection of Highway 7 and Acacia Drive. “Our members have been patient while we looked for just the right place for the new Senior Citizens Center,” said Don McFarlane, President of the Board of the Estes Park Senior Citizens Center, Inc.(EPSCC). “Sharing space at the Masonic Lodge gives us the opportunity to provide the service our members want—a quiet place for coffee and conversation, with a few classes devoted to the needs of seniors.” The EPSCC will celebrate the new location with a Grand Opening on Friday, June 1 from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m. The Estes Park Car Club will be display-

ing their classic cars, and a barbecue luncheon prepared by the Big Horn Restaurant (free to current members of the EPSCC, $10.00 for nonmembers) will be served. The staff of the Senior Citizens Center and the members of the Board of the EPSCC will be on hand to welcome members; membership in the EPSCC is $20.00 a year per person. Beginning Monday, June 4, the Senior Citizens Center will be scheduling a full slate of activities, including a daily lunch catered by the Big Horn Restaurant. The daily menu will be posted on the bulletin board at the Senior Citizens Center and published in the EP News. The cost of lunch will be subsidized by the EPSCC so that members are only charged five dollars. However, reservations must be made at least three business days in advance in order to give the restaurant time to order the food they need to prepare the meals. The EPSCC asks that members planning on attending the June 1 barbecue luncheon make a reservation with Sally Palma, the Senior Citizens Center manager, by 2:30 p.m. on May 25. They can call 970-581-2195 (between 9:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.), or just tell Sally when they see her this week.

Pet Association 2018 Annual Yard Sale To Benefit The Pets!

It’s time to get ready for the annual Pet Association Yard Sale! Donations are now being accepted for this year’s sale to be held on Saturday, June 23 at the Animal Medical Center of Estes Park from 7:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. We are now accepting items in good condition. Items may be dropped off at the Animal Medical Center at 1260 Manford Ave, Monday – Friday, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Donations of large furniture, fixtures, appliances, clothing, computers, or TVs will not be

accepted. If you have questions about donations, please call 970-586-6898. Volunteers needed! Please call 970586-6898 for more information. All proceeds from the yard sale will be used to support the Pet Association of Estes Park, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, in providing healthcare and housing for homeless pets. Mark your calendar for Saturday, June 23. In the meantime, clean out your closets and donate your extra “stuff ” to the Pet Association’s Yard Sale!

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Historic Downtown Walking Tours To Run June 4 Through Sept. 25, 2018

1876 Dunraven Cottage Opens For Tours For Museum Members

Take a historic downtown walking tour to discover how Elkhorn Avenue and Estes Park have changed over time. Photo courtesy Estes Park Museum

Discover the hidden past on a walking tour of downtown Estes Park with the Estes Park Museum. During the tour, participants will be guided by trained docents to explore historical photographs from the Museum's collection to aid in comparing the past to the present. In 1905, Cornelius Bond and the Estes Park Town Company hired Abner Sprague to plat the downtown district. Within weeks, lots along the street named "Elkhorn Avenue" were taken up and new businesses were established. Over the course of a decade, the basic footprint of the town we know today established many of the buildings that started out as hotels, schools, private homes, and businesses. Identical tours are offered on Mondays and Tuesdays (except Labor Day, Sep-

tember 3) from Monday, June 4 through Tuesday, September 25. Tours meet at 8:15 a.m. at the Northeast corner of Bond Park (next to the Enos Mills sculpture at MacGregor and Park Avenues) and begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. The tour group will walk west through town, return to the same site by 10:00 a.m., and travel a distance of 0.7 miles. The cost is $8, cash or check (payable to the Town of Estes Park). First come, first served; no reservations required. Space limited to about 12 people. 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

Sweet Basilico To Host Financial Aid Benefit For Center Stage May 24 nate 25% of all meal purchases sold on Thursday, May 24th, to the Center Stage Student Financial Aid Scholarship Fund. “The Perez family has been so gracious and supportive of helping CenCenter Stage School of Dance and ter Stage with our scholarship Gymnastics, Estes Park provides dance fundraising; this is an amazing opportuand gymnastics instruction to students nity for us to provide even more Estes ages three and up, at their Estes Park stuValley students with scholarship classes, dio. Celebrating 20 years in Estes Park, year-round at our studio,” according to we currently provide weekly classes to Center Stage Director of Dance, Courtabout 150 Estes Valley students, and of ney Schneider. those, approximately 20% currently reWe invite the public to come to Sweet ceive financial aid scholarships from Basilico on the last day of school, ThursCenter Stage. Center Stage provides class day, May 24th, anytime from 3:30 p.m. scholarships to any student with finanthrough closing, to celebrate the end of cial need, including all gymnastics classes, cheer classes, Ballet Renaissance school, the start of summer, and help us provide more scholarships to more stuclasses, and all other dance variation dents. Sweet Basilico is located at 430 classes taught at the studio. Shawn and Raul Perez, the owners of Sweet Basilico Prospect Village Drive, Estes Park (next Italian Restaurant in Estes Park, will do- to Fun City).

Tour the 1876 Dunraven Cottage with the owners and the Estes Park Museum.

The Estes Park Museum with the property owners of the Dunraven Cottage are opening their doors for Museum members. The guided tours of the Cottage will take place on Friday and Saturday, May 25 and 26. The tours are limited to 15 people, and reservations are required. Lord Dunraven constructed the Queen Anne style cottage just off of Fish Creek Road with stunning views of Longs Peak and the Estes Valley. In 1876, the Earl commissioned Albert Bierstadt to paint the well-known scene of Longs Peak and Estes Park. Today, the painting resides at the Denver Art Museum. Throughout its history, this 142 year-old cottage served as home to Lord Dunraven, a camp for girls, and is now a VRBO for guests to rent.

Museum members can reserve tours for Friday, May 25 and Saturday, May 26 at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., or 3:00 p.m. Tours are limited to 15 people per time slot. The cost is $10 per person, members may bring a guest for $15. Cash and check are accepted forms of payment. To register for the tour, please contact Curator of Interpretation, Mikaela Fundaun at 970-577-3762 or Not a member? You can join today and enjoy this benefit right away. Become a member when you register for the tour for as little as $35. Tour participants are encouraged to carpool as parking is limited on site. This event will take place rain or shine. Please note, this is a private home and therefore is not necessarily wheelchair

Museum Summer Hours On June 1, The Estes Park Museum gallery will reopen to visitors. The exhibit, Tracks in Time, features stories and artifacts from Estes Park. Visitors of all ages experience diverse and interactive displays including artwork from local artists, oral histories, and campfire tales. Step outside the main building to explore two historical structures: the 1908 Cobb-Macdonald cabin and the Historic Boyd Building. The gallery will be open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. and Sunday 1-4 p.m. through October 31, 2018 On June 2, the Historic Boyd Building will open a new temporary exhibit, My Estes Park: Through the Lens. The exhibit features works by local photographers interpreting their Estes Park community from its stunning scenery to its quirky, wildlife residents. This temporary exhibit will be on display through

October 31, 2018. The Historic Fall River Hydroplant will open its doors for the summer season on Tuesday, May 29. Constructed in 1909 to produce electricity for the Stanley Hotel and surrounding areas, F.O. Stanley sold the plant to the Public Service Company of Colorado. In 1945, the Town of Estes Park purchased and maintained the Hydroplant until it was severely damaged in 1982 by the Lawn Lake Flood. The Historic Fall River Hydroplant will be open Tuesday-Sunday, 1-4 p.m through September 2, 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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ON UNDERSTANDING THOSE SPECIAL WOMEN IN OUR LIVES You’ve probably heard about the man who walked along the beach and noticed a bottle sticking out of the sand. He picked it up, rubbed it and, sure enough, out popped a genie. The genie told the excited finder that, tired of giving everyone who found the bottle three wishes, he was limiting him to only one wish. “What would you like me to do for you?” The man responded immediately. “I’ve always wanted to go to Hawaii, but I’m afraid of flying. I’d like you to build a bridge from California to Hawaii, so I could drive.” The genie said, “I’m sorry. That would be impossible. Have you considered the logistics? Do you know how deep the ocean is and how long those pilings would have to be? You’ll have to ask something else.” The man thought a moment and said, “Well, Okay, I’ve been told by the women I’ve dated that I just don’t seem to understand them. I would like you to make it possible for me to understand women.” The genie thought a moment and then said, “How many lanes did you say you wanted that bridge to Hawaii to have?” One of the benefits Mothers’ Day gives us is the joyous opportunity to show our women, especially mothers, that we are longing to understand and appreciate the great blessings they bring to us. I enjoyed talking to our members Sunday about the ‘Love languages of mothers’, based on Gary Chapman’s best-selling book, ‘The Five Love Languages’, read by millions since he wrote it twenty years ago. The book is especially appropriate for our mothers because they, like God Himself, and Jesus in His earthly work, manifest ‘all’ of the ‘love languages’ that Gary described. So I would like to review his ‘languages’ and see how they are ‘spoken’ by those who brought us into the world. Chapman’s research reveals that each of us uses a ‘language’ to communicate our feelings towards others, and we receive messages from others in certain ‘languages’ as well. Those ‘languages’ are: Time; Touch; Affirming Words; Service; Gifts. Each of us shows our feelings towards others by the use of one or more of these ‘languages’ and people will be blessed by us as we ‘speak’ appropriately to them in one of these ways. When it comes to ‘Moms’ they are ‘multi-lingual’ in that they ‘speak’ all of these ‘languages’ in the course of bringing a child into the world and raising them during those early years. They express the ‘language’ of ‘touch’, as that baby grows within them and for many years after, as they nurture that child after birth. They express ‘time’ during the pregnancy and then, for many years following the child’s arrival, During all those years they are speaking the ‘language’ of ‘service’…as they change diapers, cook meals, wash clothes, nurse them during sickness, and the myriad of other ways that they serve each child they raise. One of the most powerful ‘languages’ they ‘speak’ is through the affirming words that most mothers speak so readily. Like the mother in another best-selling book, they share sentiments like these: “I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, as long as I’m living, my baby you’ll be.” They say this in so many different ways and, in so doing, set the stage for good self-esteem and future achievements. No wonder most athletes when in the limelight say, “Hi, Mom!” The last ‘language’ they excel at is ‘gifts’ and, while encouraging, may be less important than most the other ‘languages’ that our moms are so good at ‘speaking’. So, before the memory of Mothers’ Day fades, let’s give a big ‘thanks’ to these women who have so blessed our lives…and ‘speak’ those ‘languages’ back to them. Bob

Art Happening On The Estes Park Riverwalk

The Earthwood Galleries believe fine art and quality handcraft enrich your life. We love art and want to help you discover what you love by providing an amazing selection of artwork from over 260 carefully selected American Artists in our galleries. We invite you to come down Saturday morning to help celebrate this enjoyment of art with us.

Artist Rollin Karg will be installing two exciting new sculptures at the river walk entrance of the Earthwood Artisans Gallery at 360 East Elkhorn Avenue this Saturday, May 19th. Rollin is a well know sculptor and glass artist from Kechi, Kansas who regularly participates in the Loveland Sculpture show. He will start the install at 8 a.m. and will be finished by 10 a.m. After installation is complete, Rollin will be happy to chat with people about his work and the install. The Earthwood Galleries are very excited to be contributing to the public art on the downtown riverwalk. Table top pieces of Karg’s work are regularly displayed at the Earthwood Collections Gallery at 141 East Elkhorn Avenue.

New Continental Blues Band To Perform At American Legion

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May 25, 2018 will mark the debut performance of the “New Continental Blues Band” at the Estes Park American Legion, Post 119. This band is a reincarnation of the popular “Continental Blues Band” of the early 80s and it will feature the same uncompromising, down-home, Chicago/Texas style blues. The Band consists of Neil McPhail on guitar and vocals, Max Padilla on drums, and Bob Horn on harmonica. Special guests will be Gary Hall on guitar, and Kevin Dennis on bass. Neil is a long-time resident of the Estes area and was the co-founder of the original band along with New Orleans based drummer, Willie Panker. He was more recently associated with “The Blues Doctors.” Max is the rhythmic backbone of

the band. He is a resident of Fort Collins and is a long-time professional. Bob is another long-time professional from Aurora. His harmonica style will remind you of Paul Butterfield and Charlie Musselwhite. Gary is a guitarist for popular local bands “Amplified Souls” and “Most Sincerely Dead.” Kevin was a member of the locally very popular “Dennis-Tobias Band.” He currently is involved with the “Mountain Town Trio.” “Mountain Town Rockers,” and “Most Sincerely Dead.” The evening will kick off at 6 p.m. with music from “Most Sincerely Dead.” The “New Continental Blues Band” will play from 8-10 p.m. The event is open to the public and there will be a $5.00 cover charge.

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Estes Valley Chamber Singers To Present 2018 Spring Concert

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On Sunday, May 20th at 3:00 p.m. in the sanctuary of the Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies at 1700 Brodie Avenue, the Estes Valley Chamber Singers, under the direction of their founder and Artistic Director Richard Dixon, will be giving their annual spring concert. The theme of this year’s concert is “Love, Hope and Peace” and features some of the 20th and 21st century’s best composers and arrangers. Now in their 14th year, the Chamber Singers have amassed a repertoire of over three hundred choral works ranging from arrangements of familiar folk songs to major choral works such as Mozart’s Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms, Brahms Requiem, and Ola Gjeilo’s Sunrise Mass. The first half of the program begins with a piece by one of the early 20th century’s best-known composers, Randall Thompson’s The Last Words of David. Following that opening number, the Singers perform a work by the young Norwegian composer, Kim Andre Arnesen; Even When He is Silent. The text for this number was found on a wall at a concentration camp after World War II and is without a doubt, the most profound statement of faith. Even When He is Silent tells of a powerful belief that through the darkest hours when you know that life has no future for you, that even then, when we may believe that “He is silent,” God IS there. Elaine Hagenberg’s O Love is a fitting piece to follow. She has set the very well known hymn O Love That Will Not Let Me Go to original music, which is simple yet beautiful and moving. Paul Christiansen’s arrangement of the familiar My Song in the Night is next on the

program, and once again uses a metaphor for God’s presence in our lives. The Singers are giving the premier of Richard Dixon’s Peace I Leave With You.! This piece was written for Audrey TeSelle in memory of her husband, Ken TeSelle, who tragically lost his life while hiking in the Rocky Mountain National Park last year. It also speaks of God’s comforting hands in the midst of severe pain and grief. I Am in Need of Music by David Brunner is next on the program, and speaks of the power of music in our lives. The first half of the program ends with Ola Gjeilo’s Northern Lights. At this point the Singers will take a much needed break while Tim McLemore plays several numbers on the piano, which will lead to the second half of the program. Folk songs, music from the musical theatre, jazz, and a spiritual comprise the second half of the concert. Scott Anderson sings the beautiful Fare Thee Well Love as the opening for this part of the program. Next is The Road Home, an arrangement of the tune “Prospect” from Southern Harmony 1835 by Stephen Paulus. Erroll Garner and Johnny Burke’s Misty, arranged by Russ Robinson, brings us back into the 20th century and to Claude-Michel Schonberg’s I Dreamed a Dream from “Les Miserables,” featuring Bob Gunn as soloist. The men of the Chamber Singers (plus three of the altos) sing You Raise Me Up and the program ends with William Dawson’s spiritual Soon-ah Will Be Done. The concert is $10.00 at the door. Please come join us for an afternoon of beautiful choral music.


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Estes Park Senior Citizens Center Menu ——— Week of June 4 through June 8 ——— Monday, June 4 Tuesday, June 5 Wednesday, June 6 Thursday, June 7 Friday, June 8

Pulled Pork with coleslaw, mashed potatoes and gravy Classic Spaghetti with meatballs and garlic bread Grilled Chicken & Swiss Croissant, homemade chips Hot Roast Beef Sandwich, mashed potatoes, vegetables Crispy Chicken BLT with potato salad

——— Week of June 11 through June 15 ——— Monday, June 11 Tuesday, June 12 Wednesday, June 13 Thursday, June 14 Friday, June 15

Breakfast Burrito, homemade pork green chili on side Country Fried Steak with mashed potatoes and gravy Meat Lasagna with garlic bread Meatloaf with mashed potatoes and vegetables Fried Chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy

All noon meals are $5 for current EP Senior Citizens Center members and are by reservation only. Reservations must be made at least three business days in advance. For example, if you want to reserve a meal on Monday, June 4th you need to call before 2:30 pm on Wednesday May 30th. For reservations call 970-581-2195 (Monday – Friday 9:00 am - 2:30 pm). Pre-paid meal tickets and membership forms are available at the Senior Citizens Center located at 1820 S. St. Vrain (Masonic Lodge). Hours of operation: May 21-25 & May 29-31 9:00 am – noon. (Closed Memorial Day) Grand Opening Friday, June 1. Upcoming details will appear in this paper. Regular hours of operation starting June 4 9:00 am -- 2:00 pm Monday thru Friday. Stop by and check us out at our new location. EPSCC, Inc. wants to serve YOU and YOU can enjoy serving others!

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

EVENTS May 19: Safety Fair. Fun, family event. Sponsored by the EP Police Dept. Estes Park Events Complex. 10am-2pm May 19: Classic Auto Parade. Commemorating opening of Estes Park for tourist season. Town Hall. 1-5pm May 26-28: 19th Annual Art Market. Bond Park. 100 artists and craftsmen selling fine arts and crafts. June 1: First Friday! Art Groove. Experience Estes Park’s fine art world. Throughout the village. 5-8pm


May 18–June 1, 2018

May 20: Bingo Night. Rock Cut Brewing Company. 6-7:30pm

June 1: Arturo Gacia Painting Event. Earthwood Artisans. 5-8pm

May 22: Trivia Night. Rock Cut Brewing Company. 7-8:30pm

June 1: Max Wagner & Stu McAskie. Jazz. Earthwood Collections. 5-8pm

May 22: West Coast Swing Night. Elkins Distilling Co. 8pm

June 1: Laura Brenton Show Opening. Abstract. Earthwood Collections. 5-8pm

May 24: Jon Pickett. Acoustic. The Rock Inn. 5-8pm

June 1: Ray Young. Jazz Piano. Nicky’s Steakhouse. 6pm

May 24: Ben Robinson. Acoustic. The Rock Inn. 6-9pm

June 1: Karaoke. Lonigans. 9pm

May 24 & 31: The Dempsey/Fox Duo. Jazz. The Estes Park Resort. 6-9pm May 24 & 31: Geeks Who Drink. Trivia. Latitude 105 Alehouse. 6:30pm May 25: Erik Yates. Singer/Songwriter. Snowy Peaks Winery. 4-6pm

May 18: Great Blue. Folk. Snowy Peaks Winery. 4-6pm

May 25: Rockin’ at the Legion Hall. Legion Post 119. 6-10pm

May 18: Jay Roemer. Acoustic. The Rock Inn. 6-9pm

May 25: Ray Young. Jazz Piano. Nicky’s Steakhouse. 6pm

May 18: Honey Dewdrops w/ Sims & Groves Trio. The Barrel. 7-10pm

May 25: Chain Station – Mountain Music. Bluegrass. The Rock Inn. 10pm

May 18-19: James Davis. Acoustic. Twin Owls Steakhouse. 6-9pm

May 25-26: Ray Young. Jazz Piano. Nicky’s Steakhouse. 6pm

May 18-19: Ray Young. Jazz Piano. Nicky’s Steakhouse. 6pm

May 25-26 & 30: Karaoke. Lonigans. 9pm

May 18-19 & 23: Karaoke. Lonigans. 9pm

May 26: The Dempsey/Fox Duo. The Other Side Restaurant. 5-8pm

May 19: Royal Wedding Viewing Party. The Ridgeline Hotel. 5am-4pm

May 26: KC Groves Duo. Acoustic. The Rock Inn. 6-9pm

May 19: Sculpture Instillation. Earthwood Artisans. 8-10am

May 26: David Berg. Piano and Song. Waterfront Grille. 6-9pm

May 19: Dances of Universal Peace. Estes Park Yoga. 4-6pm

May 27: Joseph Lingenfelter. Acoustic. The Other Side. 10am-1pm

May 19: World Whisky Day. Hunters Chop House. 4-10pm

May 27: Dan Martin. Acoustic. The Rock Inn. 6-9pm

May 19: The Dempsey/Fox Duo. The Other Side Restaurant. 5-8pm

May 29: Trivia Night. Rock Cut Brewing Company. 7-8:30pm

May 19: David Berg. Piano and Song. Waterfront Grille. 6-9pm

May 29: West Coast Swing Night. Elkins Distilling Co. 8pm

May 19: Sean Flynn. Acoustic. The Rock Inn. 6-9pm

May 31: Jon Pickett. Acoustic. The Rock Inn. 5-8pm

May 20: Joseph Lingenfelter. Acoustic. The Other Side. 10am-1pm

June 1: Laurie Dameron. Jazz. Snowy Peaks Winery. 4:30-6:30pm

SEMINARS, CLASSES & LECTURES Mon. & Wed. at 6pm, Fri. & Sat. at 7pm: Sip & Paint. Murphy’s Resort. Mon. & Wed. at 5:30pm, Sat. at 9am. Group Bicycle Ride. Via Bicycle Café. Wed., Sat., Sun.: Weaving Demo. Old Church Shops. 1-3pm May 19: Wilderness/Remote First Aid, CPR. EP Mountain Shop. 9am-5:30pm May 20 & 27: Daoist Lecture & Tai Chi Class. Dao House. 8:30-10am May 20 & 27: History & Nature Talk. Rams Horn Village Clubhouse. 5-6pm May 22 & 29: Free 5K Group Fun Run. The Stanley Hotel. 5:30pm June 1: Community All Levels Yoga. Estes Park Yoga. 6-7pm

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK Rocky Mountain Conservancy Programs: Fees apply & registration is required. Call for classes: 970-586-3262 May 18: Life as an Owl. 2-10pm May 19: Orienteering for Beginners: Map & Compass Basics. 12:30-5pm May 24: Birds at Twilight. 5:30-10pm May 25: Life Signs: Tracking the Invisible. 8:30am-4:30pm

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A Wildlife Reminder: Time To Be Bear Aware Bears have emerged from hibernation and are on the prowl for food. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is sending its annual reminder, asking Colorado residents and visitors to be “Bear Aware.” In early spring, bears can usually find sources of natural food as wild plants begin to grow nutritious new sprouts. Bears also prefer natural sources of food. But if food becomes scarce some bears will go to residential areas looking for a meal. Significant bear/human conflicts usually don’t start until mid-summer. But now’s the time to start thinking about how you can be bear aware. By taking some simple precautions, you can avoid conflicts with bears at your home and in your neighborhood. Here is a list that will help us to keep bears wild: Around the house Keep garbage in a well-secured location. Only put out garbage on the morning of pickup. Clean garbage cans regularly to keep them as odor free as possible. Use a bear-resistant trash can or dumpster. These are available from your trash hauler and local hardware stores. Bears have an excellent sense of smell, so try to prevent odors. If you don't have secure storage, put items that might become smelly into the freezer until trash day. Keep garage doors closed. Lock your doors when you’re away from home and at night. Keep the bottom floor windows of your house closed when you're not at home. Clean-up thoroughly after picnics in the yard or on the deck. Don't allow food odors to linger. Talk to your neighbors and kids about

being bear aware. Minimize items that attract bears or other wildlife Do not attract other wildlife by feeding them. Don't leave pet food or stock feed outside. Bird feeders are a major source of bear/human conflicts. Attract birds naturally with flowers and water baths. Do not hang bird feeders from April 15 to Nov. 15. If you must have bird feeders: clean up beneath them every day, bring them in at night, and hang them high so that they're completely inaccessible to bears. Bears have good memories and will return to places they’ve found food. Allow grills to burn for a couple of minutes after cooking to burn off grease and to eliminate odors. Clean the grill after each use. If you have fruit trees, pick fruit before it gets too ripe. Don't allow fruit to rot on the ground. Secure compost piles. Bears are attracted to the scent of rotting food -- and they'll eat almost anything. If you keep small livestock, keep animals in a fully covered enclosure, don’t store food outside, keep enclosures clean to minimize odors, hang rags soaked in ammonia around the enclosure. If you have bee hives, install electric fencing where allowed. Be careful with vehicles and at campsites Do not keep food in your vehicle; roll up windows and lock the doors of your vehicles. When car-camping, secure all food and coolers in a locked vehicle after you’ve eaten. Keep a clean camp, whether you’re in a campground or in the back-country. When camping in the back-country, make sure to have bear proof containers for any food or scented items. Don’t bring any food or fragrant items into your tent Cook food well away from your tent; wash dishes thoroughly. For more information go to the Living with Wildlife section on the Colorado Parks and Wildlife web site: .

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Estes Park Named In Top 50 Destinations In North America In 2017

Expedia, after aggregating reviews by verified visitors, ranks Estes Park 40th out of 4,600 destinations. To be considered, destinations received at least 600 verified reviews and earned the highest-starred ratings within that list. The highest ratings ranged from 4.55 to 4.02 stars out of 5. Expedia, a travel metasearch and booking engine, allows users to amass travel rate information, book travel, see ratings and reviews of businesses offering travel services, find things to do, and more. Expedia’s 50 top-rated destination list pulls from verified Expedia reviews of destination businesses, making it a veritable list of Expedia reviewer’s favorite places. This is the second-annual list and Estes

Park’s first year being included. Notably, Estes Park is one of just three cities on the list from the Rocky Mountain region, the others being Durango, CO and Bozeman, MT. “What an honor to be recognized – especially by such a major booking platform like Expedia. They relied on user reviews to make their choices, so everyone in town should give themselves a pat on the back. This reflects the worldclass vacation experience Estes Park provides,” says Visit Estes Park Interim CEO Suzy Blackhurst. Visit Estes Park's mission is to drive tourism and year-round economic growth through effective and efficient destination marketing. For more details about VEP go to

Village Thrift Shop “Santas” Surprise Staff At Learning Place

Estes Park Learning Place staff: Jan Bowen, Kathy Nauman, Leanne Lauren, Kathy Granas. Back row, Village Thrift Shop “Santas: Connie Leavitt, Olga Cofas, Susan Sisk, Michael Sisk.

As a part of their grant-giving program, a crew from Village Thrift Shop interrupted a meeting of the staff at Estes Park Learning Place to present them with much needed technology equipment. The equipment, all packaged in Christmas wrappings was a much appreciated gift. The new laptops and iPads will support students in tutoring by matching the technology that tutors and students are currently using in school. Olga Cofas, of the Village Thrift Shop said, “This is so fun! It is exactly why our organization exists. We are very happy to

be able to help the community and this organization.” The Village Thrift Shop accepts and resells donated goods. It also focuses on recycling through the sale or proper disposal of unwanted or unneeded items. Proceeds from the sales are used to fund grants to 501c (3) organizations. The Shop is located at 1138 Manford Avenue, across from the Event Center. Store hours are Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Donations are accepted from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on those days.

What Is Chi Kung? state - a deep place of connection and presence with self and one's world through mind intent, conscious breathing, and body awareness. Chi Kung forms can involve either movement (eyes open and feet moving), or stillness (eyes gently closed, seated or standing). Both external and internal forms combine breath, posture, and intent of mind and can include visualizations, self-massage, and sound to enhance healing, and aid in the prevention of common illnesses. The practice is basic and simple; the form is soft, relaxed, yet, direct in feeling the energy deeply. By learning to move energy through the palms of the hands, gathering from nature, heaven and earth while quieting the mind and centering in the heart, this enJanet Biasi, BS, Certified Yoga Instructor and Masergy is transformed and transsage Therapist; Qigong Healing Program certificate mitted into the organs, tissues, The Center Place, Boulder, CO. and functions of the body, encouraging healing. Chi Kung is known as the "Mother of Chinese Medicine," and is the grandparChi Kung creates a relaxed emotional ent of Tai Chi. It is over 5,000 years old. and mental state with body full of life force energy. Chi is "energy," "life force," "breath," "prana;" and Kung means "cultivating," Current classes are on Fridays from 9 working with, developing, restoring, cir- 10:15 a.m., at the Estes Valley Commuculating. nity Center, seniors are welcome. Chi Kung is done from a "centered"

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Four Members Of “USS Colorado” Nuclear Submarine Coming To Estes Park

By: Laurie Button

The USS Colorado is the newest and most modern nuclear-powered attack submarine in the US Navy. The Virginia Class submarine is the fifteenth of its type in the nation’s fleet. It was commissioned March 17, 2018 at the Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, CT. Four members of the crew: Chief Petty Officer Brian Love, MMN2 Todd Ault, STS2 Alexander Gilbert, and EMN3 Robert Cooper arrived in Colorado on May 13th to visit communities across the state. Their goal is to connect with residents and acquire a feel for the character of the state their submarine will represent. Estes Park will host the sailors and their entourage Saturday, May 19th. The public is invited to attend a brief welcome ceremony at the Estes Park Veterans Monument. Ceremonies will begin at 10 a.m. The monument is located

along the river immediately west of the Visitor Center. Jim White, a World War II Navy veteran who served on the battleship USS Wisconsin in the Pacific Ocean, will lead the Pledge of Allegiance. US Air Force Brigadier General (retired) Dan Scace will welcome the guests, and Mayor Pro Tem Cody Walker will speak on behalf of the Town of Estes Park. Love, the senior USS Colorado crewman, will then offer his thoughts. Following the ceremony those in attendance are invited to meet the sailors and take photos. Parents, please bring your families, especially school children of all grade levels, to interact with the sailors.  During their stay in the area the crewmen will also tour the Stanley Hotel and visit Rocky Mountain National Park.  The submarine is the fourth Navy vessel to bear the name Colorado. The first was a 3,500 ton, three-masted frigate commissioned March 13, 1858. However, it was actually named after the river due to the fact Colorado was not yet a state. The frigate served during the Civil War and was decommissioned in 1876.

The second Colorado, a Pennsylvaniaclass cruiser, joined the fleet in 1905. It served in locations from China to Mexico. Eventually, it was recommissioned as the Pueblo so that the name “Colorado” would be available for a new class of battleships the Navy had planned. The last USS Colorado was a battleship that played important roles during a number of major conflicts in the Pacific theater during World War II. It supported landings on several islands, was hit twenty-two times by shore batteries during the Battle of Tinian, and was struck twice by kamikazes. The ship was

present in Tokyo Bay when Japan surrendered and was decommissioned in 1947. The newest USS Colorado, designated SSN 788, was built at Electric Boat in Groton, CT. It displaces 7,800 tons and is 377 feet long with a beam of thirty-four feet. The submarine is equipped with a nuclear reactor that won’t require refueling during the ship's anticipated lifespan. When submerged, the USS Colorado can travel at a speed of more than twenty-five knots. To learn more about the USS Colorado, visit uss-colorado-commissioned/.

Memorial Weekend With American Legion Post 119 As you make your plans for your Memorial Day holiday weekend, be sure to include the events at American Legion Post 119 in your list of activities! Kick off your Memorial Day weekend with a trip down your rock and roll memory lane! Friday evening, May 25, 6-10 pm promises to be great fun at the American Legion Hall. The evening starts with a performance by the Really Most Sincerely Dead band playing your Grateful Dead favorites, followed by The New Continental Blues Band which is a reincarnation of the original Continental Blues Band from the early 80s in the Estes Valley. Really Most Sincerely Dead has been a local favorite for the past several years, performing in a variety of local venues.

Band members include Gary Hall at lead/electric guitar, Linda Adam-Hall at acoustic guitar, Kevin Dennis at bass guitar, Frank Theis at keyboard, and Mike Cech at drums. The New Continental Blues Bands is a recent revival of the harmonica/guitar driven down-home Chicago/Texas style blues of the original Continental Blues

Band. Band members include Max “The Thumper” Padilla at drums, Bob “Harmonica”

Horn playing the Mississippi saxophone in the mold of Paul Butterfield and Charlie Musselwhite, and Neil “Allenspark Slim” McPhail on guitar and vocals. They are joined by musicians from the Really Most Sincerely Dead: Gary Hall (also previously with Amplified Souls) and Kevin Dennis (previously with DennisTobias Band, and currently also playing with Mountain Town Trio and Mountain Town Rockers). Four hours of great music is yours for a mere $5 cover charge. Add a trip to the Legion Taco Bar before 7:30 for just $10 more, and a great margarita for another $5. Sounds like the perfect start to your holiday weekend! The formal obser-

vation date for Memorial Day is Monday, May 28, a day set aside to honor those who died in service to America. You are invited to join veterans and their families at the Legion for a hearty breakfast to start your day. Servings include pancakes, bacon and sausage or a breakfast burrito for $5, or everything for $8. Coffee and juice are included. Breakfast is served from 7:30-10:30 a.m. Then, join the community for an 11:00 a.m. Memorial Day Observance at the Estes Valley Memorial Gardens on Fish Hatchery Road. Flags will be posted on the grave sites of all veterans. The service will include the Post 119 Honor Guard and a few words from outgoing Post 119 Commander Terry Rizzuti. American Legion Post 119 is located at 850 North St. Vrain Avenue in Estes Park, at the corner of highways 36 and 7. The public is welcomed to these events; Legion membership is not required.

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Photographer Diane Visintainer Featured In May Library Exhibit

Turn A Reading Rut Into A Reading Groove By: Diana Laughlin, Program Services Supervisor

This month’s Art at the Library exhibit features a collection of flower photography by local artist Diane Visintainer. The works are located on both floors of the library through May 30. Visintainer has been shooting landscapes and is delighted to be exploring this new speciality in her photography work. “Flower photography, for me, is about capturing the loveliness of flowers

in natural light,” she says. “My photos draw you in and touch your heart. They stir your soul with song.” For more information about Visintainer and her photography, visit Information about library exhibits may be found at New exhibits will continue to be featured on a rotating monthly basis.

Are you in a reading rut? Do you ever say, “I miss reading, but I just can’t find the time?” This summer, we’ve got the perfect plan to get you out of that rut and into a happy groove. “Libraries Rock” is the theme for this year’s Summer Reading Program. And we want to emphasize that summer reading is for all ages. There’s an exciting roster of special events and reading incentives to get us all tapping a new tune. For adults, summer reading is an excellent opportunity to rediscover the joys of reading (and listening to books) for pleasure. In this world of wonders, our hunger to learn can continue as we grow older. Libraries are a resource for our whole lifetime. And for kids, summertime reading benefits are immense. Kids who read over summer avoid the dreaded “summer slide.” They are primed and ready to learn on Day One when school resumes. The Summer Reading Program begins May 23 for kids and teens and June 1 for adults. With our handy reading log, kids keep track of reading hours, while adults and teens complete reading challenges, earning great incentives (prizes) all along the way. Adults who complete their logs will be entered in a drawing for awesome grand prizes: two complimentary tickets to a premiere Town event of your choosing— like the Rooftop Rodeo or the Whiskey Warm-Up. The “Libraries Rock” theme is energizing this year’s programs with a music focus. At first glance, you might wonder, what’s the connection between reading and music? It turns out, they are intertwined more than we might imagine.

Music and reading both stimulate our creativity. They both elevate our mood. They improve our thinking and problem-solving skills. They both help us develop and retain memory and language skills. Scientists have posited that music stimulates more parts of the brain than any other human function. Clearly, there are some remarkable reasons to unite music with our Summer Reading Program goals. If that weren’t enough, reading and music combine to deliver that most important of American goals: the pursuit of happiness. Aligning with the Library’s Makerspace goals—to deliver more of the hands-on learning programs you’ve asked us for—our roster of summer events is robust. Among our first programs is a Beginning Ukulele class on Wednesday, June 6 at 9:30 a.m. (register at We’re adding instruments to our Discovery Kits: five ukuleles, a Pat Bell kit, and a Tibetan singing bowl kit will be available for check-out June 1. Everything builds toward makerthemed events in July, when you can design your own instrument from recycled materials. Then we’ll gather for our signature event—an All-Ages Music Jam on July 31. Look for the full summer schedule arriving in your mailbox in just two weeks, with the Summer 2018 edition of our program and services guide, “Gatherings”. Thank you, Library Friends & Foundation, for making all this possible. See you at the Library, where we’ll be jammin’ all summer long.

Library Friends & Foundation Book Sales Coming To Farmer’s Market The Estes Valley Library Friends & Foundation hosted the first-ever Spring Used Book Sale on May 4 and 5. The successful event raised over $5000 through a combination of book sales, the purchase of memberships, and the sale of Duck Race tickets. The Friends & Foundation wish to thank the many volunteers who helped coordinate the set-up and staffed the sale table. Gratitude also goes to the many community members who donate used books, CDs, and DVDs throughout the year for the book sale fundraisers. Book lovers and bargain hunters can

look forward to the Friends & Foundation’s weekly used book cart at the downtown Farmer’s Markets every Thursday this summer from 8 a. m. to 1 p. m., beginning June 7. This summer offers remarkable sale pricing for all shoppers: every book at the Library Friends & Foundation Farmer’s Market sales will be priced at $1. This offers an excellent opportunity to find gentlyused books for oneself or as gifts for loved ones. For more information on the Library Used Book Sales or for ways to support the Library, contact Friends & Foundation Development Director Sarah Walsh at (970) 586-8116, ext. 835, or by email at For used book donation information, visit booksale-donations.

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What’s Happening At The Estes Valley Library Summer Reading Program 2018: “Libraries Rock” Summer is an excellent time for reading, and the Library has developed a full roster of programs, activities, and prize incentives to keep all ages inspired this season. This summer’s theme is “Libraries Rock,” with events that weave music themes into a festive community celebration of literacy and learning. Reading logs for ages 12 and under (including babies and preschoolers) will be available beginning Wednesday, May 23. Adult and teen reading logs will be available beginning June 1. The Summer Reading Program is made possible through a generous donation from the Estes Valley Library Friends & Foundation. Library Closed May 26 and May 28 This Memorial Day weekend, the Library will be completing a maintenance project on its technical network. With vital services unavailable, the Library will be closed all day on Saturday, May 26. The library will re-open on Sunday, May 27 from 1 to 5 p.m. The library will be closed Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day. Regular summer hours will resume on May 29. Lifelong Learning: Curiosity and Discovery For Nonprofits: Messaging What Matters Monday, May 21, 3:30-5 p.m., Hondius Room To be effective, nonprofits must successfully inform, persuade, and influence. This workshop offers tools for brand-level and message-level development, from the mission statement to the day-to-day messages that motivate supporters and engage the community. Cohosted by the Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center. Register at Movies, Music and More with “hoopla” Wednesday, May 23, 10-11:30 a.m., Wasson Room This workshop shows how to borrow digital audiobooks, movies, music and more through the library’s subscription to a service called “hoopla.” Bring your device and learn how it works. Register at Our Wonderful World: Adventure on the Silk Road Beginning Monday, June 4, 7 p.m., American Legion There are ten nights of armchair traveladventure in store this summer, as the popular Our Wonderful World series returns—this summer in a new location:

the American Legion Post 119 at 850 N. St. Vrain Avenue. Programs begin June 4 with “A Motorcycle Adventure on the Silk Road, ” presented by Fritz Sampson. All presentations are on Mondays at 7 pm, and are free to the public. Learn to Play Ukulele Wednesday, June 6, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Makerspace Repeated Tuesday, July 10, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Makerspace Like reading, music stimulates cognitive learning. Music instructor Jenna Williams leads this workshop for beginners, with ukuleles provided during class. Register at Early Literacy: For Kids and Families Dig It: Saturday Garden Club Saturday, June 2, 3-4 p.m., Community Garden Ages 6 to 11 are invited to “Read, Seed, and Weed” while participating in plant and gardenthemed crafts and activities, held at the Community Garden at Manford Avenue and Community Drive. Register at Building with LEGOs: Freestyle Thursday, June 7, 2-3 p.m., Hondius Room Ages 5 to 11 will enjoy an hour of freestyle LEGOs creativity, where they may construct an object on their own or with friends. Register at Library Friends & Foundation Farmer’s Market Used Book Sales Beginning Thursday, June 7, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Bond Park The Library booth will contain an everchanging selection of used books this summer at bargain prices: every book is $1. All proceeds benefit Library programs and services. Services for New Americans 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, May 24, 7-8:30 p.m., Wasson Room This workshop is for those wishing to complete the necessary forms and begin preparations for the U. S. citizenship examination. Register by contacting Aracely Thomas at 970-586-8116, ext. 836, or by email at

Celebrate International Endangered Species Day With RMNP

recovery thanks to efforts to protect these animals and their homes. Without these efforts, we might have lost these special falcons forever. Our commitment to protecting rare wildlife ensures that Coloradoans can enjoy living sideby-side with all plant and wildlife for Rocky Mountain National Park invites generations to come. you to a special program at 7 p.m. FriOne reason for the nation’s success in day, May 18 at Beaver Meadows Visitor Center. On this special day, America will protecting wildlife is the passage, 42 celebrate endangered species success sto- years ago, of the federal Endangered ries, including the protection and recov- Species Act. The Endangered Species Act has successfully prevented the exery of the American bald eagle and Rocky’s own peregrine falcon. This year, tinction of hundreds of species, including the humpback whale, Kirtland’s warwe will be showing the award-winning bler, and bull trout. Many of our nation’s film from the Discovery Channel, Racing Extinction. By shedding light on the signature species, such as the Florida panther, Hawaiian monk seal, and Alainternational wildlife trade, the filmbama red-bellied turtle, owe their conmakers reveal forces that endanger wildlife on the land and in the sea, while tinued existence to the protections of introducing us to the brave people work- the Act. The significant success of the ing every day to save vulnerable species. Act shows that only nine animals out of the more than 1,800 species listed as enThey are protecting habitats, changing behaviors, and holding illegal operations dangered under the Act have been declared extinct. This is in part thanks to accountable. the everyday actions that individuals Started in 2006, by the United States can take to help protect our nation’s Congress, Endangered Species Day is a wildlife, fish and plants. celebration of the nation’s wildlife and This program is free and open to the wild places. The goal of Endangered public. For more information about Species Day is simple, to highlight the Rocky Mountain National Park please importance of protecting and recovering our rare, threatened, and endangered an- visit or call the park’s imal and plant species. In Colorado, the Information Office at (970) 586-1206. peregrine falcon is making a remarkable

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Where the EstesValley has been coming for real estate solutions since 1985!




LOG AND STONE HOME in Estes Park. 4 bed, 3.5 bath, 3283 sq.ft. on 1.21 acres. Situated on private knoll with amazing continental divide views. Post and beam construction with soaring ceiling, hickory floors and cabinets. Main level master suite, family room and loft.

LOG/LODGE STYLE condominiums being built the summer of 2005. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1336 sq. ft. with a rustic interior finishes. Open floor plan with vaulted ceilings, 2 fireplaces in great room and the master suite. Large decks to enjoy the views of Marys Lake and the Mummy Range!

WHY BUY 2ND HOME you’ll use only a few weeks a year? Variety of timeshares available at Historic Crags Lodge (starting at $2,500) and Rams Horn Resort (starting at $4,950). Also can be traded thru RCI’s 7,000 + resorts.

$398,000 2625 Marys Lake Rd, 33

$835,000 3855 Star Way

STUNNING LOG SIDED HOME over 6 acres, adjacent to National Forest. Peaceful and serene setting. 3 bedrooms, office, studio or hobby room, attached garage, plus RV/horse barn/workshop. Impeccably kept home. $690,000 1077 Dunraven Glade Rd., Glen Haven


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TOWNHOUSE STYLE CONDOMINIUM. Great open floor plan that looks out upon the wonderful view of Longs Peak. Great room with fireplace, vaulted ceiling, Large deck, master bedroom with walk in closet, and privacy fenced patio. Move in ready, 514 Grand Estate Dr. #A3 $329,500

A PERFECT BLEND of contemporary rustic w/ panoramic mountain views the moment you enter. Walk out your back door into RMNP. Open floor plan, gourmet kitchen, great room w/ stone fireplace, serene main floor master suite. 1100 SF garage plus peaceful outdoor living spaces. $1,600,000 2511 Cirrus Lane

View 3D Tour At BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED 3 bed/4 bath home located just above town. Spacious open floor plan, main floor master suite, spacious kitchen, sun room & vaulted living room with stone fireplace. A hidden gem on 3.17 treed acres where you can see 4th of July fireworks!

NOTHING ORDINARY in this 4 bed/5 bath retreat with open floor plan. Gourmet kitchen, luxurious main floor master suite, laundry w/ dog wash & gorgeous wood trimmed windows frame stunning mountain views.

STUNNING WELL-BUILT home on 10 acres w/3 bdrm, 4 baths and large walk-in closets. Located on Devils Gulch with magnificent views of Front Range & Longs Peak. 2 car attached garage & shop w/ additional detached 2 car garage. Perfect home for entertaining w/professional kitchen, dining room with fireplace.

PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP! This 4 bd, 3 bath 3,000 sq ft. home with pantry, walk-in closets, 9 ft ceilings, FP, hot wtr bb heat, nat gas, large 2 car garage, fiber cement siding w/stone trim.

600 Landers Street $850,000

$1,129,000 3000 Kiowa Trl.


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LUXURIOUS RIVERFRONT home near Estes Park. Enjoy river views from over 5,000 square feet of living space! Spectacular kitchen, 3 fireplaces, 2 master suites, theater room, and attached garage. Waterfront covered decks. Outdoor living at its finest, adjacent to National Forest for hiking. Ideal location for a commuter that wants to be in the mountains.

THREE BED, 1 1/2 BATH mountain cottage nestled in the trees. Beautiful hand scraped oak floors on main level, cozy living room fireplace, updated main level bath, plus den with ½ bath and attached 2-car garage. A great mountain getaway! $369,000 2399 W. Hwy 34, Drake

$1,250,000 2000 Devils Gulch Rd

Only $588,000 2730 Wildwood Dr.


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PEACEFUL LOCATION is wind sheltered, quiet and features northern, eastern and western mountain views. Tucked on a quiet cul-de-sac, 3 bedroom, 2 bath home featuring one level living shows pride of ownership.

Mike & Marie Edwards Broker/Owner

BEAUTIFUL ONE ACRE wooded lot in Allenspark. Easy to build on with access off county road. Nice mountain views! Water tap fee is paid.

$440,000 2635 Sunrise Ct.

$99,900 283 Ski Rd. Allenspark

Randy Good Broker Assoc.

200 W. Riverside Dr. 6 $218,900

GORGEOUS VIEWS from Twin Sisters to Longs Peak in this 3 bedroom, 4 bath home. Fine craftsmanship includes chef's kitchen, master retreat, living & family room fireplaces, loft office & 2 beds with a jack-n-jill bath. Windows bring the outside in plus wonderful outdoor living spaces.

Estes Village Properties, LTD. $879,000 197 Curry Dr.

970-586-4425 / 800-726-1405 Kathleen Baker Broker Assoc.

A CONVENIENT LOCATION is enjoyed with this one bedroom, upper level Peaks condo. Relax on the private deck, nestled in the treetops with mountain views. Open floor plan with cozy fireplace.

Vicky Holler Broker Assoc.

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WayneNewsom Linda Schneider Scott Thompson Broker Assoc. Broker Assoc. Broker Assoc.

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320 East Elkhorn, PO Box 4130 Estes Park, CO 80517

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Great Pets Need New, Forever Homes

Do you have room in your home and your heart for a new furry friend? Sadie is five and Olivia is three. They are well adjusted and very friendly! Sadie is easy going and is good with other dogs and would probably be good living with a kitty. She is great in the car. Olivia is outgoing and cuddly. She enjoys hikes and she is good with kids. She is house trained and good with people and dogs. Sadie and Olivia are living at the Animal Hospital of the Rockies, 453 Pine River Ln. Call (970) 586-4703 to meet either of these cute pups. Grace is a sweet and gorgeous Himalayan mix cat. She is four years old and also living at Dr C's. Autumn is a female brown and orange 18 month old tabby cat. She is very affectionate and loving. Pretzel is a three year old orange and white short haired kitty. He is very friendly and loves to purr. Phantom is a three year old, black long haired cat. He is an easy going, friendly guy and seems to do well with other cats. Autumn, Pretzel and Phantom can be found at the Pet Lodge at the Animal Medical Center on Manford Avenue or call 586-9282 for more information. All pets are offered through the Pet

Association of Estes Park, a non-profit organization. The Estes Park Pet Association is your local humane society. You can make a tax-deductible donation to the Pet Association by sending your check to P.O. Box 4342, Estes Park, CO 80517. For more information, contact Carolyn Fairbanks, President of the Pet Association at (970) 586-5121.







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Peggy Lynch

970 586-1000

Broker CRS, GRI, CDPE, ABR, SRES, QSC, CLHMS $439,000 • 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 1754 sq ft • Main Level Living, Many Updates • Great Setting, Close to RMNP $425,000 • 2 Bed, 2 Bath, 873 sq ft • One Level Living, Move in Ready • .51 Acres, Great Views

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Call Kirk or Peggy $275,000 • 1.55 Acres, Rock Formations • Located on Quiet Cul-de-sac • All City Utilities, Amazing Views

Call Kirk or Peggy $1,450,000 • Rare Property with 2 Homes • 4 Bed, 3 Bath, 3180 sq ft • 13.73 Acres, Borders National Park

Heidi Riedesel $235,000

Broker 970 213-8692

• 2 Bed, 1 Bath, 780 sq ft • One Level Living, Patio and Deck • Backs to Golf Course, Great Views

Call Kirk or Peggy $575,000 • Pine Grove Cabins in Allenspark • 10 Rental Units, Owners Quarters • 5.2 Acres, Lots of History

Call Kirk or Peggy

540 Birch Ave #2 $217,000 • Lower Level Condo • Nice Finishes Throughout • 1 Bed 1 Bath, 550 SQ FT

5455 Hwy 36 $950,000 • Beautiful custom mountain home • 5500 sq ft, on 11.5 acres • 2 mother-in-law suites

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Chris Sandusky

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406 291-6905

Dave Kiser


970 481-1880


Javier Gomez

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970 412-7283

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Dave Lasota

6630 E. Highway 36 $849,000 • 4BR/3BA home on 21.6 acres • Horse property, borders National Forest • 4+ star energy efficient rating

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7 Homestead Drive $169,900 • 1 Bed, 1 Bath • 5 Acres Private Mountain Setting • Nat'l Forest Across the Street

Call Javier

1732 Dekker Circle $599,000 • 3 Bed, 3 Bath, 3187 sq ft • Main Level Living, New Kitchen • Current Short Term Rental License

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Looking to buy? Let me help with your next move! Call Gene

Gene Whannel Broker

970 481-7002

Estes Village Properties, LTD.

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words From: Scott Thompson

We have all heard the saying a picture is worth a thousand words. In real estate, a picture may be worth a thousand dollars or more! It is true that one image can convey more information than a whole lot of text. Images can even evoke feelings and

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emotions. Having excellent high-quality pictures in real estate is paramount to selling a home for the highest price in the shortest amount of time. Most advertising of homes for sale in todays world is done on the internet. In print media, a page of advertising may contain one or as many as five pictures of a home. Internet sites allow from 40 up to 175 pictures of a home and it is imperative that every picture portrays the home in the best possible light. Real estate photography is a highly specialized niche and requires specific equipment. Our cell phones today can take nice pictures, but not to the same specifications as a DSLR (Digital

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camera. There are at least three types of zoom lenses, telephoto lenses, prime lenses and macro lenses, but most professional real estate photographers use wide-angle lenses. Each lens type has hundreds of adjustments to insure great pictures that make it difficult for a novice real estate photographer to use. Using digital pictures also allows editing with software to make it look more like what you see with the human eye. There are adjustments for color, temperature, tint, exposure, clarity, shadows, vibrance, saturation, cropping and setting the aspect ratio. A professional will know exactly what adjustments are needed. Professional real estate photographers are also now utilizing 3D Cameras, 360

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A perfect blend of contemporary rustic with panoramicmountain views the moment you enter & hiking in RMNP out your back door! Open floor plan, gourmet kitchen, great room with stone fireplace & serene main floor master suite. Multiple outdoor living spaces, 1100 SF garage & custom touches throughout for exquisite mountain living. $1,600,000

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Stephanie Steward 970.227-6656

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Single Lens Reflex) camera with HD capabilities with either full frame or crop sensor capabilities. But the camera is just a small part of the equation. The type of lens used is more important than the

Degree Cameras and drone cameras. Make sure your Realtor uses a Professional Real Estate Photographer or has the equipment and experience to make your home shine like the gem it is to potential buyers. Scott Thompson has been working every day as Your Trusted Real Estate Advisor in Estes Park for over a decade. You can reach him at 970-590-9941 or Check out the professionally taken pictures of his listings at


587Audubon Street A private winding paved walkway welcomes you to this captivating 3 bedroom home surrounded by huge rock outcroppings in The Crags subdivision. Stunning 2 story great room offers panoramic mountain views from the wall of glass along with a gas fireplace. $609,000

253 Solomon Drive Masterful design & modern luxury are enjoyed in this 4 bedroom home with office. Inside you are greeted by a great room with mossrock fireplace, vaulted ceiling, wood floors flanked by a dining area and 4 season sunroom. Upgraded kitchen with knotty alder cabinets and stainless appliances. Master bedroom with 5 piece bath & walk in closet. Composite deck and landscaped yard. Southern exposure with an impressive Longs Peak and Twin Sisters view. $699,000

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127 Button Rock Road

Offers over 2200SF w/ 5 bedrooms & 3 baths in Pinewood Springs. Main level living includes Master Suite w/ 3/4 bath, 2 BR, full bath, kitchen, dining area and living room. Walk out lower level inc 2 more bedrooms, full bath, office/library, large laundry room & family room w/ stone fireplace. Wrap around deck & flagstone patio allow you to enjoy the 1.64 acre lot and views of the surrounding rolling hills. Oversized attached 2 car garage. Easy commute to Lyons/Boulder/Estes Park. Just $415,000

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Expansive Mountain Views

Beautiful mountain home situated on a pristine 1.46 acre site bordering Rocky Mountain National Park. The open floorpan has 5 bedrooms, 4 baths and a bonus room that could be a sixth bedroom, office, studio or whatever you might need it to be. The large master suite includes a 5 piece bath with jetted tub, huge walk-in closet, gas log fireplace, and a walk-out to the private deck. The expansive mountain views are appreciated from most every room due to the numerous generously sized windows. Call Trisha for an appointment to view this hidden gem. Offered for $699,000

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WHAT A PERFECT LOCATION This custom, free standing condo features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, stunning wood floors and outstanding views of Longs Peak, Twin Sisters, Continental Divide and golf course with southern exposure for winter warmth. Lots of upgrades in this unit, 2 gas fireplaces, central AC, granite on all sinks, wood paneled ceiling in greatroom, lots of storage, easy access to biking/walking/running trail. Just 1 mile from school campus. 1185 Fish Creek $674,900 Judy Anderson

GRI, MRE, ABR, Broker

Eric Blackhurst Broker Associate


Abbey Pontius

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170 S. St. Vrain, P. O. Box 656, Estes Park, CO 80517


Beautiful North End Home Longs Peak is the central motif in this North End home. It's the recurring theme that fills your windows and lifts your soul and gives you that feeling of expansiveness mountain living entails, humbling and inspiring. You'll delight in the livability, with 4 acres of meadow, great room opening onto roomy deck w/ huge view, big bedrooms, office/library, family room, sauna, basketball goal, treehouse...with your favorite 14er as the focal point. & hiking/biking is just down the road. Come on home! 510 Little Beaver $750,000

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Recyclability By: Judi Smith

The recent mandate from China, dropping the contamination threshold from 50% to ½ of a percent, has changed recycling worldwide. China no longer will accept our trash unless it is something they can use. We cannot send (to China, or anywhere else) bales of “single-stream recyclables” that contain who knows what in the center. This has not changed

accepted is not always recycled. Ask! Single-streaming may be convenient, but it has its limitations. Each MRF (Material Recovery Facility) has its own rules, often determined by the sophistication of the sorting equipment. Color, shape, or size may rule out the inclusion of an item in single-stream. (Example: for our local Transfer Station and curbside collections, plastics must be shaped

recyclability, but it has diminished the market for recyclable material. The financial cost of recycling has increased, and, in some cases, altered the acceptable items. Contamination suddenly has become critical. Sometimes the offensive item may simply end up in the landfill. Other times, it may affect an entire truck full of recyclables. It is important to find out the parameters for the system you use. Example: single-streamed shredded paper can disable the sorting equipment, but is recyclable in the source separated paper bin (at the Transfer Station). Ask! Saying that something is “not recyclable” when someone else offers that capability adds to the confusion. There are some things that truly are not recyclable (like compostable #7 PLA plastic), but this term is often used to mean that a particular item is not recycled by a particular venue. For example, as far as I know, plastic bags are not recyclable at the Transfer Station, but, as long as they are clean, they are recyclable at Safeway, and the standard (clean) grocery or shopping bags are also recyclable at Country Market. Although many of us seem to only consider two categories (with a triangle or without) plastics are numbered #1-7. The number denotes the type of plastic as well as its melting point in the recycling process. Some numbers are more recyclable than others. Everything that is

like bottles, jars, tubs, or clamshells, but different #2 and #5 are acceptable within 50 miles.) Cardboard is a separate issue. If mixed into single-stream recycling, especially with broken glass, much of it must be landfilled. If kept separate, clean, dry cardboard can be a valuable commodity as recyclables go. So anyone with separate cardboard collection (Loveland, Fort Collins, Greeley, Boulder, Longmont, Lyons or Allenspark) is glad to accept our cardboard. The League of Women Voters and Community Recycling Committee is actively working on a more local possibility. Those interested are welcome to join us. The next LWV&CRC meeting is 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 6, at the Estes Valley Library. At our unattended source-separated glass bins, the public has (with few exceptions) done quite well about disposing sensibly. 1. Not using it for non-glass items (like diapers or plastic); 2. Avoiding “glass” items that include non-redeemable additives: pottery or ceramics, plate glass windows or mirrors; 3. Making sure all glass is inside the container, not in the parking lot to endanger animals or children; 4. Rinsing containers to avoid attracting bears. This leads me to believe that our local residents, and maybe even our visitors, are capable of recycling correctly. Thoughts?

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Variety Of Art Classes Offered At The Art Center In June The Art Center of Estes Park is pleased to announce a number of art education opportunities for all ages available at the Art Center throughout the month of June. Explore a variety of media. Take an afternoon class, immerse yourself in a two day workshop, or drop in on a Thursday afternoon to experiment with watercolor, acrylics and colored pencils. We’ve got some awesome art opportunities with a range of affordable prices. Check out what is available, and register today! Felted Sculpture (Intergenerational) with Rebecca Gilberto June 12 (Tues.) 1:00-5:00 p.m. Class Fee: $15 (Intergenerational class no member discount) Additional Materials Fee: $15 Payment for materials to be made directly to teacher on day of class. Class Description: Come one and all, ages 10 years and up. Younger children welcome if accompanied by an adult. Students will learn basic nuno felting techniques in a collaborative effort to create a felted sculpture that will be displayed at the Art Center. They will also make a “surprise” felted sculpture of their own to take home with them. Diving Into Watercolor Wax Batik with Linda Renaud June 15 & 16 (Friday and Saturday) 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Class Fee: AC Member: (10% discount) $157.50 ~ Non Member: $175 Additional Materials fee: $15 Payment for materials to be made directly to teacher on day of class. Class Description: The process of watercolor wax batik will be explained, demonstrated and practiced in this hands-on workshop. Learn how to plan your painting, build the multiple layers of wax and watercolor and then do the final batiking and the “reveal.” In order to help everyone complete a painting during the two-day workshop, all students will be doing the same painting from a photo (of an elk calf) supplied by

the instructor. Watercolor Adventure with Mark Silvers June 19 & 20 (Tuesday, Wednesday) 10:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m. Fees for class: AC Member: (10% discount) $157.50 ~ Non Member: $175 Materials list provided by teacher and available at the AC and on our website. Class Description: Transpar-

ent watercolor is an adventure that I have been on for most of my life. I love the luminous characteristics of watercolor. Join me for two exciting days of painting together as I share with my fellow artist students a wealth of techniques and principles of watercolor I have learned over the years. You will complete at least 2-4 small watercolors during the workshop. Our subjects will be landscape with a specific emphasis on painting water. We will also do some pen and ink drawing combined with watercolor. Beginning Professional Colored Pencil with Lynn Jones June 23 (Saturday), 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Class Fee: AC Member: (10% discount) $31.50 ~ Non Member: $35 Optional additional materials provided - A set of colored pencils can be provided, at a nominal cost, by the teacher, if student does not have them. Payment for materials to be made directly to teacher on day of class. Class Description: This class is for the beginner wanting to learn how to use professional colored pencil. This is not a coloring book class, but a class to teach you the basics of color and shading, techniques for getting professional results and what supplies will give you the professional art you desire. Drawings will be provided for you and a basic set of pencils is all that is needed. A fun class that will get you started on a new

art medium! Paper & drawings provided to work from at no charge. Fun Flowers with Sandy Fritz June 25, (Monday), 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Class Fee: : AC Member: (10% discount) $54 ~ Non Member: $60 Class Description: FUN Flowers is a creative journey into mixed media collage. This technique will be taught in an easy going atmosphere and will be a good opportunity to work with new mediums and ideas. It will include hand painted papers, texture, acrylic paint and spray paints. You will complete the art piece in this workshop. This class fits the bill as an Intergenerational Art Center Class! It is perfect for adults (beginners to experienced artists in any medium) who may wish to attend with a younger family member/friend and budding artist. (Accompanied young folks should be at least 9.) (Unaccompanied young folks need to be at least 13.) All materials provided. Drop-In Art Thursdays 2:00-5:00 p.m. May 31-Flowers June 7-Landscapes June 21-Fish Class Fee: $20 All materials included Class Description: Come to the Art Center and have the opportunity to experiment with a variety of media including watercolor, colored pencil and



acrylic paint. Come for the full session (2-5 p.m.) or drop-in anytime during class at your convenience. Drop off your children while you shop and come back no later than 5 p.m. to find your child with a family masterpiece. Join the fun and learn new art materials and techniques. Each session we will have a theme with images, inspiration and instruction to get you started. Then the sky is the limit! Have something in particular that you’d like to paint, bring along an image you like and we’ll help you paint it. Come and have great fun learning art. Don’t forget to join us for the “First Friday” celebration June 1 for art, snacks and live guitar music 5-8:00 p.m. The Art Center of Estes Park is a nonprofit organization which provides a facility to support the work of local and regional artists, striving to promote exhibition, education, and excellence in the visual arts. Proceeds benefit the artist and contribute to the Art Center’s education and community outreach. The Art Center is located at 517 Big Thompson Avenue, in Middle Stanley Village, below Safeway and above Subway. For more information on classes, exhibitions and events, please call the Art Center at 970586-5882 or visit our website at Gallery hours are 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. daily.

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

The Oldest Real Estate Company In Estes Park BOB AND TONY'S PIZZA 124 W. ELKHORN A Fabulous Business Opportunity! The famous Bob & Tony’s Pizza business, right in downtown Estes Park, is for sale. This iconic family entertainment center, with more than just pizza, was established in 1957. Families and groups gather to enjoy the arcade games. Eat in or take out. “Take & Bake” pizzas also offered. Can continue to lease in current location or purchase building also.


7767 COUNTY ROAD 43, GLEN HAVEN RIVERFRONT LAND Two Lots totaling 4.6 acres in Glen Haven. Nicely wooded lot with evergreens and deciduous trees, rock outcroppings which adds to the character of this property. Well installed in 2015 and has a vault. Build your mountain home on the river!


TBD PEAK TO PEAK HIGHWAY Two incredible building sites along Highway 7 with amazing views of Longs Peak. Choose from the two 3.090 acres with evergreens, aspens and abundant elk. Both are located just south of Aspen Lodge with access on Levings Way. Either of the Two is a great choice!

$235,000 EACH LOT Ann Racine

Broker/Owner, GRI, CRS

(970) 215-3883

Mike Tracy Broker

(303) 817-5709

Jim Idler Broker

(970) 480-1121

Toll Free 1-888-319-2345

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Thank You, Estes Park! Estes Park Women’s Golf Association N-O-S-E Game Of The Day Results Tuesday's EPWGA Game of the Day was "N-O-S-E", so all of the scores on holes beginning with those letters were added together, then each person's hole handicap was subtracted for the final score. It was a gorgeous spring day on the course and it is in great shape! The winners were: Flight 1: Tie for 1st place

Ruth Moser - $12.50 Carrie Logan - $12.50 Flight 2: 1st place: Kay Nikolaus - $14 2nd place: Judi Cunningham - $11 Flight 3: 1st place: Karyn Saucier - $14 2nd place: Susan Newendorp - $11

EPMGA Results For 5/14/2018 Stableford John Baney 29 Josh Tracy 26 Roger Erwin 25 Austin Logan 23 Lanty McCartney 22 John Tessler 21 Biff Baird 21 Henry Glover 21 Jim Gallup 21 Dennis Bryan 21 Tandy Brown 20 Kirk Miller 20 John Krueger 20 Ray Leaycraft 19 Keith Ely 19 Rod Unruh 19

Charlie Griffin 19 Stan Gengler 18 Ken Czarnowski 18 Jack McNamee 18 Tony Palmer 18 Stan Osborne 16 Pete Johnson 16 John Gehlhaus 16 Ron Little 16 Tony Fink 15 Reds Bob Butler 24 Robert Sherrod 24 Bill Sweet 23 Chip Sproul 23 Wayne Andersen 22 Tom Washburn 22

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Center Stage School of Dance & Gymnastics Estes Park, would like to sincerely thank everyone who donated canned food items on behalf of Crossroads Ministry this past weekend. In all, 183.8 pounds of food was collected at the Center Stage Gala Recital over Mother’s Day weekend at the Estes Park Center YMCA of the Rockies! Here is a picture of Center Stage Director, Miss. Courtney, next to just part of the collected non-perishable food items that were generously donated by audience members and dancers’ families at our show. Thank you, Estes Park, for helping us, help Crossroads Ministry!

Bike And Walk To School Day Was Great!

To The Editor: Many thanks to everyone that turned out to make our Bike and Walk to School Day such a success. We wouldn’t be able to have such an awesome event without the support of our community and of course the participation of students and parents! We especially appreciate the Town of Estes Park Auxillary Officers providing safety assistance and the staff from the Estes Park Medical Group leading games.Thanks to PTO for sponsoring

free breakfast for the students! Thanks are also given to our Estes Park High School Student Council who helped entertain our children with a special shout out to Nathan Richardson, our wonderful Bobcat Mascot. The wonderful lunch ladies, our custodian, and all the staff that contribute to making this a fun and healthy activity for our students! Kind Regards, Theresa Oja, MSN, RN Estes Park Schools, District Nurse

Not In My Back Yard To The Editor: Zoning should be a safety net for property owners who will feel secure in purchasing in neighborhoods that they wish to live in and invest in. There seems to be a rush to rezone in neighborhoods to greater density in which the greater density is NOT compatible with the existing zoning. It is not a NIMBY (not in my backyard) argument. It is about trusting in the local zoning that is already there. People invest their hard earned money for their homes. When zoning is changed to greater density, it erodes their trust in the governing body, can decrease their monetary investment and destroy the character of

the neighborhood in which they chose to live. There will be concerns about noise and traffic. If you value the peace and serenity of your neighborhood and do not want rezoning to higher density, then the Mayor and Trustees need to hear from you. Go to to find their email addresses. If workforce housing is the goal, why are so many vacation rentals allowed as well as bed and breakfasts in single family residential neighborhoods? The character of our neighborhoods should not be sacrificed. Susan Wolf Estes Park

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Will Birchfield Will Be Missed To The Editor: I'm now retired but for most of the years between 1979 and 2015 I worked at Van Horn Engineering and Surveying, the later years as a registered professional engineer. I frequently interacted with the Town of Estes Park Planning and Building Departments. Just today I found out that Will Birchfield, who has been our chief building official for about as long as I can remember, is leaving next week to work for Boulder. Our loss and their gain! Will works hard, knows the building codes extremely well and has high honesty and integrity. He was always willing to help me understand tricky code language and answer my questions. He held several workshops to help the local building community understand new stricter wind loading requirements adopted by the state and county. After the severe flooding of 2013, Will and his crew spent untold hours scoping and determining the safety of damaged

structures and communicating what procedures were required for mitigation. I have recently been appointed to the Estes Park Board of Appeals and one of our jobs is to resolve disagreements between builders and the building officials. Only once has this been necessary in Will's long tenure. Another of this board's tasks is to review and adopt building department recommended amendments to the general building codes as new language is added every few years. Will has tenaciously studied the codes and advocated for our local businesses by recommending amendments that lessen the burden on the owners. I can't believe we're letting him go! I think that a strong building department is a necessity in our community and I sure hope that the remaining staff members can continue to perform their jobs so that our local construction community receives plans examining and inspections in a timely, professional manner. Amy Plummer, Estes Park, CO

An Open Letter To EPHS Grads To Estes Park High School Graduates: Commencement is just around the corner. On May 25th the young men and women from the EPHS Class of 2018, after receiving a well-deserved and hardearned diploma, will be off chasing new dreams and desires. Some of you will continue your education on community and four-year college campuses and at vocational institutes. And for some, serving your country in the armed forces may be in your future. Regardless of the path you take, you'll never forget your high school days. You will probably hear a commencement speech or two and will likely have forgotten them by the time you leave the Events Center. Some of your friends will remain friends forever and others you may never see again. But the memories will always remain. You will remember some special people, perhaps a principal, a coach or counselor and you will definitely remember those really great teachers who challenged you and made a difference in your life. For some of you, it may be years before you realize just how special those teachers really were. All of you should feel good about completing your high school career. Some of you had serious obstacles to overcome, yet your motivation, desire and value you placed on education carried you on to the finish line. For that you are to be commended. So now you are ready to begin the next

phase of life's journey, and it will be a journey, not a guided tour. You'll have to work harder, be more responsible and exercise more self-discipline than you've been used to over the past four years. A little luck along the way will always be helpful, but never forget, the harder you work and the more you practice, the luckier you will be. I offer just two pieces of advice I hope you will take with you: One, vote! Never pass up the opportunity to exercise such a wonderful privilege. And don't ever think it doesn't matter. Remember, our Mayor was elected by a six vote margin. And don't ever think that elected officials won't have an impact on your future. In May 1963 I sat in the auditorium of my high school and listened to speeches while lawmakers in Washington were making decisions about sending 18year-olds like myself to a place called Vietnam. In 1963 18-year-olds did not have the right to vote - you do. Two, listen more that you talk! You will always learn more by listening than by talking. To paraphrase Mark Twain, it is usually best to remain silent and only be thought a fool that to open your mouth and remove any doubt. You have two ears and one mouth, so spend twice as much time listening as you do talking. Best wishes graduates. I'm depending on you. Ken Zornes, Estes Park

A Big Thank-You! To The Editor: As Board Treasurer of the Oratorio Society of Estes Park, it is my pleasure to thank the Village Thrift Shop for a recent grant of $500.00 so that we can purchase new music for the concerts we are planning in the coming year. Not only do we all appreciate the funds that help

us continue to give free concerts to the community, concerts that all 60 to 70 members enjoy giving, but we also appreciate the opportunity this industrious staff gives us to keep our closets cleared of items we no longer need. Lynette Johnson

“Peace Jam” A Resounding Success! The Estes Park Patriots for Peace would like to thank the guests and performers who attended our Sweet Peace Jam last Saturday. The music, camaraderie, and food were most enjoyable, with many truly “sweet” moments. The variety of music was remarkable, and many new connections were made among the participants. We are especially grateful to Elmer and June Schock, who provided music from Native America and Broadway, respectively, and June’s student, Gwen Harrison, for her beautiful song. Marshall Nastaad played some terrific classical (and classic) pieces. Great Blue went above and beyond, doing double duty that day, and helping us plan and prepare for the concert/jam. Elk Hollow

sounded great, as did Roy Dearen on the piano. Going for Baroque added music from Bach and O’Carolyn, and The Fish Creek Five Minus Two brought some classic songs for peace and justice from the modern era, while Zay transfixed the audience with his African harp (the n’goni) and wonderful songs. The audience sing-alongs were practically ethereal in their effect. Please don’t feel left out if you were unable to attend; we hope to sponsor more such events in the future. There is still time to donate to the tax-exempt scholarship fund by contacting Linda at 970214-7719. Thanks again to all for making this such an enjoyable event, and in “building a culture of Peace.”

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32nd Annual Fishing Derby Will Be Held On Saturday, June 2 Estes Valley Recreation and Park District (EVRPD), the provider of numerous recreational opportunities in Estes Valley, is excited to announce that the 32nd Annual Fishing Derby will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at Lake Estes. This annual event, held in conjunction with Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW), is held each year to benefit EVRPD youth programs. “It has been so much fun over the years to see this event continue to be a popular start to the summer fishing season,” said Annie Hanson, Lake Estes Marina Manager. “We have seen multiple generations enjoy this family friendly event year after year.” The fishing derby registration begins at 6:30 a.m. at the Lake Estes Marina store, and fishing will begin at the sound of the bullhorn at 8 a.m. For the next four hours, fishing can be conducted by boat or on the shores of Lake Estes. The bullhorn will sound again at noon, signifying the time for measurements to be recorded and winners announced. Winners are selected in eight categories—ages 0-9 female, 0-9 male, 10-15 female, 10-15 male, 16-59 female, 16-59 male, 60+ female and 60+ male—for the largest fish. Each winner receives a prize, which are donations from local Estes

Park merchants. June 2 and 3 are free fishing days, as designated by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Each year on the first weekend of June, CPW waives the fee for fishing licenses throughout the state to encourage more people to discover and enjoy one of the most popular of all outdoor activities. EVRPD is excited to participate in this fun weekend. According to a survey by Southwick Associates, fishing is not only a popular recreation activity in Colorado, it is a major economic driver for the state, contributing more than $1.9 billion each year to the state’s economy. Although the license is not required that weekend, all other rules and regulations apply. Information will be available at the fishing derby registration. To register for the derby or for additional information, visit A registration form is available online and can be submitted in person or mailed to the Lake Estes Marina store. The pre-registration fee is $3 per person. Registration on the day of the derby is $4 per person. Photos courtesy of Dawn Wilson/EVRPD

Annie Hanson and Denali Lawson were the hosts of the One of the ribbon-winning fish after it was weighed. 31st Annual Lake Estes Fishing Derby on June 3, 2017. What a whopper!

The Hanson Family shows off their winning fish in the Fishing Derby.

Three cousins from the Hanson family walk from the dock after riding on their boat.

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Richard Eugene McCarthy Richard Eugene McCarthy of Fort Collins, Colorado was born in DeKalb, Illinois, on April 4, 1932, the son of George and Gladys McCarthy. He grew up in Rochelle and Oregon, Illinois. He attended the University of Illinois from 1950 to 1954, was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, and played football for the Fighting Illini. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a major in Physical Education and subsequently served in the United States Army in Manheim, Germany. He rose to the rank of Captain in the Army with a specialty in transportation and logistics. One of his greatest memories was playing quarterback and traveling Europe for the Army team in Manheim. Richard worked as an executive for several transportation companies during his career and owned his own business, McCarthy Oil and Tire, in Dixon, Illinois. He was President of the Board of Education for Dixon Public Schools in Dixon, Illinois and founded the chapter of the American Cancer Society there. He loved sports of all kinds, including his favorite softball team in Dixon, the McCarthy Oilers, but most of all he loved his family. Richard died on May 7, 2018 after a long illness. He is preceded in death by a son, Thomas Tilton McCarthy, his par-

ents George and Gladys, his sister Dolly and her husband Ben Kaufman, and his beloved dog Penney. He is survived by his family including his wife Marian of Arizona, former wife Anne B. Marco (Howard) and their children, son Craig McCarthy (Karen), daughters Mary Garrison (Tom), Sarah Belleau (Jerry), Louise Belleau (Roger), and Amy Stevens (John) ; and grandchildren Kendall Garrison (Dawn), Drew Garrison (Kelsey), Luke Garrison (Jimena), Nick Belleau, Elizabeth Belleau, Daniel Belleau (Shelly), Thomas Belleau, Tyler Stevens (Brynn), and Alex Stevens. He had six greatgrandchildren he adored: J.R., Sidney, Emery, Reagan, Bentli and Barrett. He will be dearly missed by so many others, including Connie, Greg, Robert and Kyle Wood, Bob and Kay Belleau, Marian’s children in Arizona and others whose lives he touched. Special thank you to the wonderful and caring staff at Columbine West Health and Rehabilitation Center and Halcyon Hospice in Fort Collins, Colorado, for their care. A memorial service is planned for Saturday, May 19th beginning at 10:00 a.m. at Timberline Church in Fort Collins. All donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Halcyon Hospice in the care of Vessey Funeral Service.

John Richard “Dick” Pearce Buckner John Richard "Dick" Pearce Buckner, died May 13, 2018 at his home in Estes Park, CO. A viewing will take place at Allnutt Funeral Service on Friday May 18 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. A Funeral service will also take place at Allnutt Funeral Service on Saturday May 19 at 11:00 a.m. followed by the burial at Estes Valley Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers the family would

like memorials made to, One Spirit (to benefit the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota), Pleasant Hill Historical Society Museum in Missouri or Rocky Mountain Conservancy all in care of Allnutt Funeral Service 1302 Graves Ave. Estes Park, CO 80517. A full obituary will run when completed. Please visit to leave a message for Sue and family.

Estes Park Nails & Hair I have a great space for a hair person in my new salon! Convenient village location. $500/mo. Please call Call Susan at 970-390-3634

Sales Support

BioLynceus innovates natural solutions for a better future.

We are an environmental company who is dedicated to creating natural, healthy environments. We are currently seeking a like-minded team member to fulfill the high-level sales support. This position requires strong organizational skills, and a solid working knowledge of CRM, Pipeline and client relationship support. Effective team member will need an outgoing and friendly personality when providing service to internal and external customers. Sales and sales support is the primary focus of this role. Please check out our job on Business Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 – 5:00 Location: Estes Park, Colorado Position: Year Round

Diamond Resorts Management, Inc.

Now Hiring Year Round Positions

Housekeeping Flexible schedule

Front Desk

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

Under New Management

Line and Pantry Cooks

Hours 4:30PM to 10PM Experience preferred. Apply in person at: 300 Riverside Drive, Estes Park, CO 80517 Equal Opportunity Employer

Full Time Year Round Retail Clerk Employment

• Benefitted position with Rocky Mountain National Park Visitor Centers • Weekends and some holidays required • Cash register skills a plus • Clean MVR required • Employment begins in May This is a great opportunity to work with a well-established nonprofit organization.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

Send resume to: Or contact Retail Office: Chris Wenzel 970-586-0121 x 14


· Full-time Residential Plumbing & Heating Service Technician with experience · Full-time lead HVAC installer for new construction Please contact Mark Holler at 970-586-4626 OR apply in person at MH Plumbing & Heating 850 Dunraven St. *Pay depends on experience We Look Forward to Hearing From You!

Now Hiring:

Handyman/Maintenance Technician. Must have experience in all types of home repairs, have own tools, have valid driver’s license and pass background check. Pay from $20 per hr + Bonuses. check. Pay based on experience. Laborer/Apprentice. Work alongside of maintenance techs. No exp. needed. Must pass background check and have valid driver’s license. Pay starts at $14 per hour + Bonuses.

Housekeeping. Must have experience, pass background check & have valid driver’s license. Pay Starts at $15 per hour + Bonuses. Call 720-676-6900 Estes Park Home Services

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Assistant Mechanic At the Golf Course Full-time, year-round, benefitted position Repairs and maintenance of EVRPD mowers, tractors, golf carts, trucks, utility vehicles and other equipment – gas, diesel, 2-cycle engines and hydraulic systems, reel grinding, welding. Salary range $14.00-$18.90/hour (DOE/DOQ), plus competitive benefit package. Lead Custodian for the Community Center Full-time, year-round benefitted The Lead Custodian is responsible for performing the various skills that are associated with the routine custodial maintenance of the facility and equipment, including minor mechanical preventative maintenance. Salary range $15.87 - $24.04/hour (DOE/DOQ), plus competitive benefit package.

Community Center Lifeguard ($10.50 - $13.50) Year round part-time and seasonal full-time and part-time positions available. Training and certifications provided. FREE Community Center Membership. Community Center Guest Services and Facility/Fitness Attendant ($12.00 -$15.00) Year round part-time and seasonal full-time and part-time positions available. Flexible: 4, 6 and 8 hour shifts available. FREE Community Center Membership. $12.00-$15.00/hr.

Golf Course Grounds Maintenance ($11/hr. - $15/hr.) Perform various tasks pertaining to the maintenance of golf courses including mowing, bunker maintenance, line trimming, and landscape maintenance tasks; requires moderate to heavy physical demands. Golf Course Groundskeeper ($10.20/hr. - $12/hr.) Enjoy beautiful sunrises and golf privileges while performing light golf course maintenance duties, including operating a riding mower, at EVRPD Golf Courses.

Colorado Youth for a Change (CYC)

is seeking Literacy Tutors for Colorado Reading Corps in Estes Park. Colorado Reading Corps is an AmeriCorps program with the mission of ensuring all students in Colorado are reading proficiently by the end of 3rd grade. For more info email: or visit To apply:

Murphy's Hotels are looking for front desk team members

•Providing that critical first impression to our guests and have a natural passion for delivering exceptional service. Being able to work some weekends. •Welcoming and serving guests in person and over the phone everyday. Having a positive attitude is a absolute. •Enjoy solving problems, be comfortable using a computer to check guests in and out, and handle cash and credit card transactions accurately and confidently. •Bilingual Spanish and English would be optimal. •For success in this position, you must have excellent English communication skills and be able to read, write and speak fluently. *You will regularly use a computer and different software. This position requires continuous movement, and occasionally, you will have to lift or move up to 20 pounds. •Housing is a possibility. •Have a dependable car and have a 20 minute or less drive to work. Please drop off resume at Murphy's Resort 1650 Big Thompson Av. Call Loretta at 970-692-4380 with any questions.

Campgrounds Maintenance ($12/hr. - $15/hr.) Must be physically fit, able to work independently, and self-motivated to perform maintenance duties, including improving campsites and campground properties at two EVRPD campgrounds.


Campgrounds Guest Services ($10.20/hr. - $12/hr.) Looking for individuals who love working with people, are detail-oriented and proficient on a computer, and can multi-task in a busy retail environment at the Estes Park Campgrounds at Mary’s Lake and East Portal.

Lake Estes Marina Seasonal Employee ($10.20/hr. - $13/hr.) Work involves sales duties, light maintenance work and team cleaning responsibilities. Position will help to provide a safe, enjoyable and quality marina experience, on and around Lake Estes.

~ Help Wanted ~

Clerk/Stock Person Year round/Part time

Inquire within at 900 Moraine Ave.

Community Center Custodians Seasonal Part-time. Assist in keeping the community center clean. Free Community Center Membership

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



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

Emergency Department Patient Registration Specialist FULL TIME – SEASONAL POSITION

Interview patient and or family to obtain critical and accurate patient information and register patient. Complete appropriate paperwork to ensure compliance with Medicare, Medicaid, or other insurance requirements. Must have good communication and organizational skills and be capable of collecting payments and operating credit card machine. Previous experience in a medical office or registration area preferred.


Please apply online at: Competitive Salary and Benefits

Landscaping Position Trout Haven Resorts has an open position for a landscaper who likes the outdoors and enjoys getting their hands dirty. Landscaper Duties include: Mowing, weed control, flower bed maintenance, tree trimming, etc Must be able to work weekends and holidays. Must have a reliable vehicle. Hourly rate $12-15 p/h

General Maintenance is the perfect job for someone who loves to work and enjoys offering creative solutions to complete a project. General maintenance duties include minor repairs and light woodworking, light plumbing, etc. Benefits* : Vacation and Health benefits available after qualifying period.Hourly Rate $12-00- $15.00 p/h

Trout Wrangler This job is perfect for those who love to spend time outdoors. Duties include Pond duties include helping guests fish, cleaning fish, and maintaining rods and reels, customer service and miscellaneous tasks. Must have reliable transportation. The position is available immediately. Starting pay $10 per hour.

Mini Golf Ranger Trout Haven Resorts in Estes Park, Colorado is hiring for a Mini Golf Ranger at our Meadow Mini Golf. We work well together in a beautiful environment where all employees are respected and valued. We're looking for individuals who take pride in what they do. Position is available mid to late May. Duties include checking in guests, handling cash and credit card transactions, customer service and miscellaneous tasks

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

When applying online please use a PC, as mobile devices are not always compatible with this program.

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Trendz at the Park is hiring for a Retail Supervisor! This position is year round. 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 also have openings for Retail Associates $11.00/hr, Full Time or Part Time hours!

Please submit your resume to Or fill out an application at The Ridgeline Hotel 101 S Saint Vrain Ave.

Call 970-586-4703 with any questions. Must be available weekends and able to lift at least 50 pounds. Animal Hospital of the Rockies LLC. 453 Pine River Ln

Premier Members Credit Union

is seeking a friendly, professional Teller/ Jr Banker to join our Estes Park branch team. Apply at Full time, hours all year. Great benefits. Competitive pay.

Seasonal Laundry Attendant

for 10 Unit B&B Starting Mid May Ending Mid November 4 days per week. 8 hour shifts 9:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. Working independently to complete all laundry tasks including stain treating and folding to our high standards. Will Train. Detail oriented, and time management skills a must. Starting Wage: $13 Apply by emailing your resume to


An American Bistro

Drivers Wanted!

• • • •

Latitude 105 Alehouse is looking to add friendly & enthusiastic team members!

Bartenders Servers Cooks Kitchen helpers

Come drive with Lyft in Estes Park For a flexible schedule and lots of earning potential! Sign up at to receive a $100 sign-on bonus.

We offer opportunities for advancement, and a great team atmosphere!

Please submit your resume to Or fill out an application at The Ridgeline Hotel 101 S Saint Vrain Ave.

Looking for our next great front of the house waitstaff employee(s). Must be full of hospitality and be 'others oriented'... Call us at 970.586.9000. We can't wait to meet you!

Retail Position

Busy, Year Round Resort has a

Professional Hospitality Position

available. We are looking for a person that can demonstrate their abilities in an efficient and friendly manner with responsibilities pertaining to most aspects of a small resort. Self starter, computer skills, eye for detail, and an overall multi tasking individual will best fit our top notch team.

Full and Part time Year round, start right away Some evenings & weekends required Apply at 160 W. Elkhorn Ave.

LOOKING FOR ART LOVERS! We are a nationally recognized Fine Art and Craft group of galleries with 2 locations in Estes Park.

Full and Part Time Sales Positions Available. Retail sales experience preferred, but we will train the right person. Must be friendly and outgoing and willing to go the extra mile for our customers. We offer: • Very competitive wages • Attractive employee discounts • Bonus potential • A great work environment surrounded by beautiful American art! Please drop off resume in person at: 141 E. Elkhorn Ave. or, Email to

The Beautiful

PONDEROSA LODGE Is looking for a motivated, reliable person with multi-tasking abilities for:


Evenings or PM Will train, extremely competitive pay Possible Yr. Rd. Opportunity Please apply in person at: 1820 Fall River Rd. | Estes Park

• Performs simple carpentry tasks, such as installing shelves, hooks, or closet rods. • Changes light bulbs, may replace fixtures, and does similar minor electrical tasks. • Opens clogged drains, fixes leaks, and performs other simple plumbing jobs. • Does touch-up painting and repaints rooms as required. • Maintains tools and maintenance equipment in working order and keeps maintenance room in neat condition. • Knowledge of all fire prevention and emergency policies and procedures • Other duties as assigned EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: • Minimum of one year previous experience in general maintenance/repair for commercial facility preferred.

$14.00-$16.00 per hour DOE. We offer opportunities for advancement, and a great team atmosphere! Please submit your resume to Or fill out an application at The Ridgeline Hotel 101 S Saint Vrain Ave.

Hiring for FT/PT Flexible hours Stop by to apply 1260 Manford Ave (970)-586-9282

YMCA of the Rockies - Estes Park Center



Postitions Available. Year-round & seasonal. Guaranteed bonus for seasonal position. 90 day raise + benefit package for year-round position. All with competetive wages Apply in person or email resume 2801 Fall River Rd.

The Ridgeline Hotel is currently seeking highly motivated, team orientated, and creative Maintenance Techs!



EXECUTIVE OFFICE RECEPTIONIST Ê$13/hour Excellent Benefits, Including:

Other full-time and seasonal positions available at

Generous PTOÊÊÊ Health Insurance Free Meal during each shift Free or Discounted Childcare Optional Retirement & Life Insurance Guaranteed 40 hours/week, year-round Free YMCA of the Rockies Family Membership Discounted Nights in YMCA of the Rockies Lodges

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

Events Maintenance Worker (Temp assignment – 6 months) Community Services Dept./Special Events Hiring Range $16.69 per hour Non-Exempt Position Close Date: Open Until Filled


Utilities Dept. Hiring Range $22.22 - $26.11 per hour Non-Exempt Position Close Date: Open Until Filled

Groundworker (Temp assignment thru 12/31/18)

Utilities Dept. Hiring Range $22.22 - $26.11 per hour Non-Exempt Position Close Date: Open Until Filled

ROCKY MOUNTAIN RESORTS IS GROWING! PROPERTY MANAGER Experience in lodging, or short-term/long-term rentals. FRONT DESK CLERK Full-time and seasonal positions available. Experience preferred. HOUSEKEEPING Full-time and seasonal positions available. Experience preferred. Apply at or mail resume to: Fawn Valley Inn, 2760 Fall River Road, Estes Park, CO 80517

Line Equipment Specialist Utilities Dept./L&P Division Hiring Range $24.43 - $28.70 per hour Non-Exempt Position Close Date: Open Until Filled

(Town employment application required)

Family Advisory Board Voluntary Member

Close Date: May 21, 2018

Local Marketing District Board Voluntary Member

The Estes Park Resort is looking for the following positions: Event Coordinator, Chief Engineer, Maintenance Tech, Front Desk, Night Audit & Administrator.

Drop off your resume or email to

Close Date: May 21, 2018

Parks Advisory Board Voluntary Member

(2 positions open) Close Date: May 21, 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,


Positions open for: Front Desk Housekeeping Maintenance Full and Part-time Year round and seasonal Year end bonuses Apply at Discovery Lodge or Coyote Lodge in person. Any questions call 970-691-7364

the Town of Estes Park is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Town of Estes Park Seasonal Employment Opportunities The Town of Estes Park is accepting applications for the following Seasonal positions: Street Maintenance Special Events / Fairgrounds 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)

▪ ▪ 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.

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

Med/Surg Respiratory Therapist – PRN CNA - PRN Unit Coordinator - PRN RN-PRN

Prospect Park Living Center – Long Term Care LPN/Registered Nurse – FT LPN/Registered Nurse – FT - Nights Activity Assistant – FT Certified Nurse Aid – FT - Nights LPN/Registered Nurse –PT – Nights Pharmacy Pharmacy Director - FT Pharmacist - PRN

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

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

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


Assist our staff in jewelry repair, polishing, casting, sizing and design. Prior experience is preferred


Fine jewelry retail sales Training provided, no prior jewelry knowledge necessary 235 West Elkhorn Ave. 970-586-5659

Physical Rehabilitation Physical Therapist – PRN Physical Therapist - FT

Admitting Emergency Deptartment Patient Registration Specialist – PRN Emergency Deptartment Patient Registration Specialist - FT Seasonal/Temp

EPMG Certified Medical Assistant - FT(3) Patient Services Rep - PRN Physician - Internal Medicine - FT Cardiovascular Tech/Sonographer - FT Diagnostic Imaging Ultrasound Technologist – PRN CT/X-ray Technician - PRN Dietary Food Service Worker – PT Food Service Worker – PRN Environmental Services EVS Technician – PRN Facilities Facilities Tech – FT

Foundation Development and Communication Coordinator - PRN Quality Department Case Manager - PRN

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

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

Looking for full-time, year-round employee for dog daycare/boarding business. Hiring now to train up for summer. Prior work experience with dogs is preferable. Job includes supervising dogs during play, cleaning and customer service skills. Please call Linda at 586-0340 to pick up an application.

Retail Clerk Positions Full-time & Part-time Seasonal

• Rocky Mountain National Park Visitor Centers • Weekends and some holidays required • Cash register skills a plus • Clean MVR required • Employment from May thru October

This is a great opportunity to work with a well-established nonprofit organization. We are an equal opportunity employer. Send resume to: Or contact Retail Office: Chris Wenzel 970-586-0121 x 14

$300 Retention Bonus paid out twice each year! WorldMark Resorts invites you to apply for: Common Area Attendant Maintenance Tech Guest Services Agent Front Desk Housekeeper Housekeeping Inspector

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

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

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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

Elizabeth Guild of Estes Park – Manager Position

Elizabeth Guild of Estes Park, Colorado is seeking a Manager for the Thrift Shop and Lizzie’s Boutique. The job includes operation oversight of all aspects of non-profit thrift shops, including managing and recruiting staff and volunteers, maintaining, researching and pricing merchandise, customer interaction and public relations. Minimum requirements: • a college degree in (minimum A.A. level) in Business OR • 3 years retail store experience on the management level OR • 5 years retail store experience on a non-management level

CDL BUS DRIVER FT/PT $140/trip+tips. 7 hour trip. CDL class B with psgr endorsement/airbrakes required.

VAN DRIVERS drive to the Upper Colorado River near Kremmling. $120/day+tips. Must be 25 with good driving record. DRIVER/RAFT GUIDES for the Upper Colorado River. $150/day+tips. Season end bonus. Must be 25 with good driving record. SALES/SERVICE STAFF for downtown office. Help rafters book trips. $12/hr+pd lunch, increase after training. 3-4 day work week – no evenings. Send an email to or call 970-586-8852

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

Salary range $37,000 to $42,000 depending on experience. Health benefits available.

Full job description and application are available. Please pick up an application at Elizabeth Guild Thrift Shop, 443 W. Elkhorn, Estes Park, CO Mail application to Elizabeth Guild, P.O. Box 2375, Estes Park, Co., 80517

The Parish Church of St. Bartholomew The Apostle, Episcopal is offering a position for an

Rapid Transit Rafting hiring for summer:

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OFFICE MANAGER. A 20hr. a week schedule is required Monday- Thursday. The person qualified for this position must possess the following skills and qualities: Attention to detail, ability to work with a wide number of people with courtesy and hospitality, ability to work with MS Word, Excel, Publisher, upkeep of office equipment, keep track of membership, and file keeping. This is a an hourly paid position based on experience. A complete job description and scedule is available upon request. Interested persons may submit resume to Fr. Seth Richmond at the following address. Email: or Fr. Seth Richmond, P.O. Box 1559, E.P. 80517

Check Out Our Current Openings...

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

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

Year Round. Full-Time positions qualify for benefits.

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

Email resume to 970 577-1234 ECOE

Full time positions available.

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

Silver Saddle Inn Now hiring: • Housekeepers • Laundry • Maintenance • Breakfast Attendant

Must be a non-smoker. $12.00 per hour + hiring bonus. Apply in person or email resume 1260 Big Thompson Avenue No calls

• RECEPTIONIST Full or Part Time

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

L ane Guest Ranch 12 miles South of Estes Park

Is Hiring: Waitstaff Wranglers Housekeepers Kids Counselors Salaries: $1400 per mo. Plus room & Board

Call Paul at 303-747-2176


Retail Associates 4-8 hours shifts 16-40 hours a week 40% Discount on FBF Socks Performance Increase after 30 Days STUDENTS & J1 VISA Applicants WELCOME

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

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.

Complete an application in the store 126 East Elkhorn Ave Estes Park, CO 11am-4pm



Part Time to Full Time - $13/hr

Laundry Attendant Strip & Prepper Full Time

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

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Home Repair/Service



For Sale

Garage Sales

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

Yard and light housework person needed. 970-593-2967

RENTALS Duplexes Clean 3 bedroom 2 bath duplex on quiet cul-desac. NS/NP. 970-586-6487

Commercial Rentals

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

Private office space with 880 sq. ft. Reception area, private office and conference room. Have your own private bathroom, heat and air conditioning. Easy parking. Call Peggy Lynch 970-232-5588.



Ladies full length mink coat $400 & 14k gold watch with 28 diamonds $700. 970-217-0096

Everything Free Garage Sale. Lake View Storage units, Hwy 34. Shelves, household goods and decor. Friday May 25th 811


Estate Sales

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

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

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


PET WATER TURTLES Non breeding pair of Yellow Bellied Sliders 6 in. Diameter 5yrs. old Includes: 55 Gal. Tank, 2 Filters, Heater, Food $150 970-203-1705 Also have pair of Female Red Eared Sliders in 70 Gal. tank 4 sale

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


GOLDEN RETRIEVER FreshAirBulbs.PurePUPPIES! 2m/2f available LEDs that are now. First shots, family a Minitiaturized AIR PUraised. We are in Estes RIFICATION SYSTEM Park. $300.00 ..that Shines!! Susan Novy 321-208-6502 (970) 577-1755


Misc. Set of 4 Firestone Winterforce Tires. Brand new. 175/70/R13. $100 call 303-243-4382

Concrete Driveways, Sidewalks and Patios; stamp and color available. Free estimates Local’s Concrete LLC~Alfonso Regalado 970-412-0332

Furniture FREE 2 blue rocker recliners. 970-227-3741





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


ACCOUNTING Tax Minimization

QuickBooks Support







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

431 B.West Elkhorn ~ 970-577-7755

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

Charles Santagati 1191 Graves Ave DRYWALL CONTRACTOR

Full service general contracting since 1998

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

1186 Graves Ave., Ste. B Estes Park, CO 80517 Fax: 970-577-7260




25 YEARS 1993-2018

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


970-586-7711 |

GLASS - NEW / REPLACEMENT Call us for all of your painting or staining needs!


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

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

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HOME MAINTENANCE - Housekeeping -

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Sustainable SoluÆ&#x;ons Landscaping â&#x20AC;¢ Planting â&#x20AC;¢ Stonework â&#x20AC;¢ Maintenance Jeff Schmitt Owner


â&#x20AC;¢ Tree Care â&#x20AC;¢ Fencing â&#x20AC;¢ Irrigation 20 Years Experience Horticulture Background Licensed and Insured Locally Owned and Operated

DRIVEWAY SPECIALS! Seal Coating - Crack Sealing Patching - Lot Maintenance



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Abundant Natural Light

OPEN HOUSE Fri, 5/18 4-7pm Mountain Comfort. Ideal Location. Inspiring Views. Your forever home in Cherokee Meadows offers a perfect blend of seclusion and accessibility. The open floorpan envelops you with amazing views from the floor to ceiling windows in the Great-room, Dining Area and well-equipped Kitchen. Main level living with Master Suite, with 5-piece Bath and separate office. Lower level provides privacy for 4 additional Bedrooms, Family Room & Bonus Room for hobbies & storage. Enjoy spectacular snow-capped views of Longâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Peak from wrap-around deck and sunny, level, treed yard. Welcome Home.

360 Degree Views

OPEN HOUSE Fri, 5/18 4-7pm Longs Peak is the central motif in this North End home. It's the recurring theme that fills your windows and lifts your soul and gives you that feeling of expansiveness mountain living entails, humbling and inspiring. You'll delight in the livability, with 4 acres of meadow, great room opening onto roomy deck w/ huge view, big bedrooms, office/library, family room, sauna, basketball goal, treehouse...with your favorite 14er as the focal point. & hiking/biking is just down the road. Come on home!

$750,000 ~ 510 Little Beaver Drive

$789,000 ~ 413 Pawnee Lane


Tranquil Setting

NE W This extraordinary Italian-style farmhouse with separate guest house/studio, is located on 43+ bucolic acres with a 3 acre private lake & reflective pond near Jamestown. All in-floor heat, fireplaces, triple pane windows, 4 BRs with ensuite baths in main house, and mini kitchen & bath in two room studio/guest house. Location and setting create an accessible gem for family gatherings, small weddings, Airbnb or corporate retreats. So many options in such a rare & beautiful setting. 3,655sf includes the 700sf of the studio. The adjacent studio could also be home to onsite caretakers, or additional guest housing..

$2,295,000 ~ 6981 Overland Rd

Enjoy easy living from this end-of-the-road home on .92 acre lot big views, mature gardens & rock outcroppings. Wrap around deck takes in the snowcapped views to the west and invites a gathering. Over 2900sf, with updated kitchen & spacious dining area w/wood burning fireplace. The large family room amazes w/vaulted ceilings, built-in storage & wet bar, & incredible indoor garden w/waterfall. Master Suite plus 2 more bedrooms, home office and huge garage/shop!

$550,000 ~ 1352 Riverside Lane

Perfect Small Resort


YOUR IMPACT We will MATCH your donation for the Mountain Shadows includes 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 & 3 car heated garage.

$1,895,000 ~ 871 Riverside Drive

Call us to use our FREE Moving Truck.

Stanley Park Bike Park at: stanley-park-bike-park

Estes Park News, May 18, 2018  
Estes Park News, May 18, 2018