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RMNP Volunteer Struck By Lightning Last Sunday afternoon a park volunteer on the west side of the park was injured by a lighting strike on the Red Mountain Trail. It appears that the volunteer was not struck directly by lightning but lightning struck the ground nearby. The Red Mountain Trail is located off of the Colorado River Trail, she was roughly one mile from the Colorado River Trailhead. The volunteer was taken by ambulance from the trailhead to Granby Medical Center. She did not receive life threatening injuries. No further information is available at this time.

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Do you want more meaning in your life? Do you want to do something that is satisfying and of meaningful service to your community? At Estes Valley Investment in Childhood Success (EVICS) we believe that communities make a positive difference for children and families when they come together around common values and provide resources that help children thrive and succeed. We believe that we all succeed when our children succeed. And, we believe in that old African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child.� Do you believe? How do communities support children and families in a high-tech age where many kids don’t even know their neighbors? Where do they begin? Who is responsible? These are important questions for all communities, large and small. If you want to be a part of the solution, consider volunteering with EVICS. We have a job for you! It is the people, not programs, in communities that make a positive difference for children and families. EVICS volunteers are the people behind the programs. Whether it is sitting on a policy Board, volunteering at a fundraiser, reading to a child, or rocking a baby for

Shannon Davis Named Interim CEO For Visit Estes Park Marketing Director Shannon Davis is assuming the role of Interim CEO for Visit Estes Park (VEP) after being selected by the organization’s Board of Directors. Current Interim CEO Suzy Blackhurst, whose contract expires at the end of July, will remain with the organization as a consultant to help Davis transition into his new role and to manage finance and budget efforts while Davis leads the search for a new Finance Manager. Shannon Davis “I’m super psyched,� says Davis, who has held senior roles at Backpacker and Climbing magazines as well as REI. “Our mission is to inspire and enable sustainable adventure in Colorado’s Original Playground, supporting a symbiotic relationship between guests, locals, and our natural resources so we can all enjoy Estes Park for generations to come. I’m happy to lead the charge with the awesome team at VEP.� His vision for Visit Estes Park takes a strong content marketing approach. “We’ll turbocharge VEP’s digital, social, and print platforms to be a source of aspirational messaging, actionable advice and world-class storytelling, and manage this in-house. I want VEP to grow

into an engaging and authoritative adventure-planning hub that not only brings guests to Estes Park and introduces them to the outdoors and local services and culture, but also keeps Estes Park topof-mind after their visit.� Blackhurst, who is retiring (again) after nearly 14 years with VEP, is pleased to be involved in the transition. “Shannon’s vision and energy has invigorated the staff and his content-based approach to marketing is thrilling – we are already seeing an increase in engagement across digital platforms since he started as Marketing Director in May. The Visit Estes Park Board of Directors has embraced its leadership role and everyone is working toward the same goals. This is truly an exciting and energizing time for Visit Estes Park,� she said. Davis entered into a six-month contract on July 1, 2018, and a permanent CEO will be in place by January 31, 2019. Board Chair Sean Jurgens says that Davis will have the opportunity to pursue the permanent CEO role should he choose to do so. 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

a tired parent, it is the sum total of small actions by caring adults that improve children’s lives. Are you one of those adults? Some may wonder, what kinds of struggles could Estes Park families possibly have? After all, we live in a beautiful small town, with clean mountain air, low crime rates, and space to run and play. What a great place for a kid to grow up! While this is true, children and families in Estes Park share common challenges with our urban neighbors, including those resulting from

mental health problems, substance abuse, isolation from extended family, stressed lifestyles, lack of access to services, and other special needs. The truth is that all families, regardless of income, need support from their communities in order to thrive in today’s society. If you have the desire to make a lasting difference in our community, we will find the job that fits your skills! Call or contact us today: 970-586-3055 or The EVICS Office is located at 600 S. St. Vrain Ave., Bella Fortuna (Suite 2) in the Aspenwood Building.

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Search Efforts Continue For Missing Fort Collins Man Late Thursday July 5, park rangers were notified by Fort Collins Police that Brian Joseph Perri, 38, of Fort Collins, Colorado, had been reported as missing. Perri was last known in the Mount Meeker area of Rocky Mountain National Park. On June 30, Perri texted a friend a photograph of himself from the summit of Mount Meeker (13,911 feet). After rangers were notified of the missing man on July 5, six days after he was expected back, they located Perri’s car in the parking lot at the Sandbeach Lake Trailhead. Perri did not provide details as to his exact route but was expected out on Saturday, June 30. Perri’s destination was believed to be the summit of Mount Meeker. This would be approximately 14 miles round trip from the location of his car. Again, his exact route was unknown. Extensive search efforts have been underway since the evening of Thursday, July 5, and have encompassed significant sections of 22.5 square miles above tree line as well as forested areas. The majority of the search area is in rugged and remote terrain with loose rock, steep ridges, and exposed cliffs, on ridge lines and couloirs. The area has been searched by helicopters, ground searchers, dog teams, and UAS reconnaissance. A number of organizations have assisted Rocky Mountain National Park Search and Rescue members in the multi-day search and investigation. Unfortunately, to date, no clues have been found throughout this extensive search effort.

As of early Thursday morning, the search and investigation is ongoing. Park rangers would like to hear from anyone who has been in the Mount Meeker area since Saturday, June 30. Especially those who noticed abandoned gear or other clues. Please call (970) 5861204.

EVFPD firefighters gener- Valley Fire Protection District (EVFPD) ally respond to medical responded to 17 calls for service. This calls in their personal vehi- included: cles, allowing for a faster re• Motor vehicle crashes: 4 sponse. On other incidents, firefighters • Emergency medical (assist EPMC): 2 respond to a fire station to respond in • Smoke/odor investigation: 5 department apparatus with specialized • Gas Leaks: 2 equipment. • Wildfire: 1 During the week of July 1, the Estes • Possible Illegal Burn: 3

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The charge(s) are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. On July 1 at 4:32 p.m. police were called to 215 W. Riverside Drive on a report of a hit and run motor vehicle accident. Upon arrival they charged a 26 year old female driver from Dacano, CO with driving under the influence of alcohol, DUI per se, failure to report an accident, unsafe backing and child abuse and they transported the female to Larimer County Jail. On July 2 at 1:28 p.m. police arrested a 25 year old Estes Park male at S. St. Vrain Ave. and Lexington Lane and charged him with theft, identity theft, and unauthorized use of a transaction device and he was transported to Larimer County Jail. This arrest was after the suspect was seen on a surveillance camera in the act of the theft of a wallet in a local mini mart. On July 4 at 8:23 p.m. police observed a 36 year old male from Lakewood, CO lighting off illegal fireworks at 1398 N. St. Vrain Ave. Upon further investigation, the male was found to be wanted on a warrant from the Colorado State Patrol for failure to appear on a driving under restraint charge. He was arrested and later released on a cash bond. On July 7 at 4:14 p.m. police received a report of a theft at 170 W. Elkhorn Ave.

An unknown suspect came into the establishment, stole a sweatshirt and ran away. At this time, there are no suspects and no leads. If anyone has any information on who this person may be, please call the Estes Park Police Dept. nonemergency number at 586-4000. On July 8 at 1:01 a.m. police observed the driver of a vehicle in the 700 block of N. St. Vrain Ave. who was driving excessively slow, braking erratically and making an improper turn. The 25 year old female driver from Massachusetts showed signs of impairment and was unable to perform roadside maneuvers in a manner consistent with sobriety. She was charged with DUI, DUI per se and making an improper left turn and later released to a responsible person. On June 30 at 10:04 p.m. police were called to 151 Pine Lane on a report of a verbal disturbance. Upon arrival officers were informed of an uncontrollable, intoxicated female locked in the bathroom of the home. Officers attempted to contact the female and after noticing she was injured, they called the paramedics to help with her injury. Officers made contact with the female and while taking her into custody she struck both officers. She was transported to Estes Park Health and later to the Larimer County Jail. She was charged with two counts of second degree assault (felony) and resisting arrest.

Estes Park Patriots For Peace To Meet July 18 Have you ever attended a funeral service for a veteran? The casket flag is presented to survivors with great care and dignity, and each fold has a historical and patriotic meaning of its own. The Estes Park Patriots for Peace invite you to attend our upcoming meeting on Wednesday, July 18 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in the Hondius Room at the Estes Valley Library where our featured speaker will be US Navy veteran Kendra Ryan, presenting a talk about the texts relating to and the meaning of each fold of the flag as it is properly done. Ms. Ryan is not only a veteran and business owner in our town, but also addresses issues of “resiliency” (especially for veterans) through her teaching

and work in yoga. We are a trans-partisan, inclusive organization dedicated to “building a culture of peace at all levels of society.” This program is the second of a series dedicated to understanding and supporting veterans as valued and respected members of our community. Additionally, local musician Steve Kaplan will share a song he wrote specifically about a classmate who died in the Vietnam War. We hope you will join us for an evening of thoughtful conversation about respecting and honoring our veterans. Light refreshments will be served.

The Westernaires In Estes Park This Weekend!

Spend this Friday and Saturday evenings (July 13th & 14th) with the talented youth of Colorado’s own Westernaires riding organization as they present a Wild West show extravaganza like you’ve never seen. Every year, the entire performance division of Westernaires descends upon Estes Park to impress audiences with their colorful and precise drill riding, world-class trick riding, true-to-history Cavalry act, daring charioteers and so much more! It’s hard to believe that these regular “city kids”

are so accomplished. Founded in 1949, Westernaires has been training kids aged nine to 19 in the ways of the old west. Their focus includes self-respect, responsibility, and leadership, all while working in a familyfriendly, equine environment.

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With their flashy costumes, snappy music, and daring execution of skill, you too will see why the Westernaires have been called the “best precision mounted drill team at speed, anywhere in the world.” These shows sell out quickly, so be sure to arrive early. Performances begin at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings, July 13th and 14th, 2018 at the Estes Park Event Complex, in the Rooftop Rodeo arena. General admission is $10 and box seats are $15. Spectators under three years of age are admitted free. For more information, contact Estes Park Special Events at 970-586-6104 or visit the Westernaires website at -park-shows-2018

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Comic Con Comes To Estes Park This Weekend, July 13-15, 2018 Coming this weekend, the comic world arrives in our little mountain town. Comic-Con is a convention where all the nerds gather together for all things geek. From movies to TV shows to comic books to collectible action figures, it’s all here. And there’s a lot of it. This weekend, Estes Park will be overcome with artists, celebrities, and the kings and queens of the comic world. Come join the fun! From geekchic to the old school as we all come together to experience and relive worlds we all love and cherish together. The event will feature a convention trade show, celebrity meet and greets, movie and tv cars, artists, cosplayers, panels, photo ops, and autograph signings, fun family games and a ComiCarnival. Hours for Comic Con are: Friday-12:008:00 p.m. Saturday-10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Sunday-10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Comic Con will take place at the Estes Park Event Complex, 1125 Rooftop Way. Tickets: Price: Adult-$65 for three days, Junior Hero-11-17 yrs. three day-$50 or $30 for Friday, $35 for Saturday and $30 for Sunday. Special Guests: Martin Klebba-Pirates of the Caribbean Tim Russ – Star Trek Voyager (Tuvok) Ethan Phillips – Star Trek Voyager (Neelix) Robert Picardo – Star Trek Voyager (The Doctor) Terry Molloy – Doctor Who (Davros) Sam Jones – Flash Gordon (Flash Gordon) Vernon Wells – Innerspace, Weird Science, Commando Jed Rees – Galaxy Quest, Deadpool Dirk Benedict – Battlestar Galactica, The A-Team (Faceman) Erik Stolhanske – Super Troopers, Beerfest, Club Dread, Broken Lizard Paul Soter – Super Troopers, Beerfest, Club Dread, Broken Lizard Cassandra Peterson – Elvira Michelle Harrison – The Flash CW (Nora Allan Momma Flash) Trevor Stines – Riverdale CW (Jason Brian Bonsall – Star Trek TGN, Family Ties, The Atari’s (Alexander son of Worf) Noelle Hannibal – Star Trek Voyager, Star Trek: First Contact, Buffy The Vampire Slayer Estes Park Comic Con Events:

Movie in the Park – Galaxy Quest Sunday July 15th in Stanley Park. Join us for a free movie in the park as we screen Galaxy Quest. Featuring Comic Con guest, Jed Rees. Bring your lawn chairs and watch this family friendly film on a gigantic 40' inflatable movie screen as a thank you from all of us at Estes Park Comic Con. Bob and Ethan Show – Live stage show featuring Robert Picardo and Ethan Phillips. Come see Robert Picardo and Ethan Phillips reprise their roles from Star Trek Voyager and make you laugh in a live stage performance. Family friendly fun! Friday Night 8:30 p.m. General admission is $15 Broken Lizard StandUp Comedy – The stars of Super Troopers will be doing live stand up as part of the afterhours of the con. Join Broken Lizard's Erik Stolhanske and Paul Soter, Saturday night July 14th, for an evening of comedy. All part of Estes Park Comic Con's Con after hours! Tickets are $20. Demogorgon build – The monster from Stranger Things will be built and assembled Saturday, July 14th. Rick Prince and Rashaad Santiago both from Face Off on SyFy fame will doing the build live and will be fully animatronic. ComiCarnival – Food, games, educational demonstrations, outdoor fun and games for kids and adults, you can test your strength or dunk a villain. Win prizes and learn about science and technology at the same time. Cosplay Prom – Live music and DJ at the Estes Park Resort, cosplay characters dancing the night away during one of the official Estes Park Comic Con after parties. We also have interactive activities for kids and adults, live music, live stand up and shows as well as a ComiCarnival with superhero inspired games, prizes and attractions. After parties start at 10 p.m. (live music and Dj’s) After party spots will be at: -Cousin Pats Pub & Grill -Spice Tree -Hunters Chophouse -Elkins Distillery Free Estes Park Trolleys from will take party go-ers to all after parties from 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Starting at 10 p.m. after the comedy shows at The Estes Park Event Complex. Go to for more details.

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11th Annual Weed Roundup July 21st Noxious weeds are once again having a banner year, so keep removing and bagging these invaders. Removing and bagging flowers and seed heads will help curtail your weed population next year. Time and persistence will give native plants a better chance! The 11th Annual Weed Roundup will be held July 21st from 9:00 to noon located north of the Waste Management transfer station (across from Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ) at 666 Elm Road (follow the signs). Estes Land Stewardship Association (ELSA) volunteers will be on hand to answer weed questions and unload your bags. Educational displays and information will be available. Bring in your weeds – no slash, pine needles, trash – in paper yard bags for free disposal. Please remove/shake off dirt from plant roots. Unauthorized drop-offs at this location are considered theft of services. Weeds and trash can be disposed of year-around at Waste Management for a fee. No bags of non-weed materials will be accepted at this event. Paper yard bags are available for purchase at local hardware stores.

The June 23rd Monitored Weed Dropoff was a great success-over 500 bags of weeds were collected! These events are being made possible with the support from Estes Land Stewardship Association, the Town of Estes Park, Larimer

County, Estes Valley Land Trust, and donations. Fourteen Very Unwanted Weeds in the Estes Valley weed booklets are available year around at the Estes Valley Library and in the summer at the Thursday Farmers Market Master Gardener’s booth. Estes Land Stewardship Association (ELSA) meets the first Thursday of the month at 9:30 a.m. in the George Hix Room at US Bank. For more information about ELSA contact

What Is It? Where Is It? History Tidbits By: Chris Switzer

Once upon a time, the parking lot in front of the post office was at a lower level. There wasn’t a side-

walk along the river, nor the fence. Many layers of asphalt have been added throughout the years. But, once upon a the 1960s, before we were so “city-fied,” people would ride their horses into town. Yes, really. It was kind of fun. Shades of the “olden days.” I wish we had horse paths surrounding our town, so locals could still ride into town. I can remember going to the post office and seeing a horse hitched to the metal ring in this photo. It’s located at the northeast corner of the parking lot, by the bridge at Rockwell Street, (behind utility boxes). This is part of our town’s history.

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We were at our weekly hikemaster meeting, discussing the parking situation in the park, reviewing the visitor shuttle schedule, and asking if it is our place to say something to someone who is shortcutting the trail. Just before we adjourned, Wendy raised her hand. She wanted to invite us all to her cabin next week for a potluck. She planned to fix KingRanchChickenCasserole and we were encouraged to sign up to bring salads or pies. Pies! I love to make pies. While I contemplated whether I should make a fruit pie, a mud pie, or a cream pie, Wendy passed around a sign-up clipboard and repeated that she would make KingRanchChickenCasserole and we can bring the rest. What did she say she was she going to serve? I couldn’t make it out. King something. She rattled off the name of the dish as if we’d all grown up eating it every week in the school cafeteria. But I didn’t buy the school lunches so I didn’t know about King-whatever casserole. Who knew what Wendy was talking about? “Not I,” said the Nebraskan. If I were from Texas, I’d have known what Wendy was planning to serve at our hikemaster potluck. It’s what is served at potluck dinners all over Texas: King. Ranch. Chicken. Casserole. Never heard of it. “What?” the Texans in the group said. “Of course you’ve heard of it! We grew up on it! ” they said. But I grew up on homemade macaroni and cheese made with real Velveeta. (None of that fake Velveeta for the Donohoes, by golly.) A week later I took my coconut cream pie to Wendy’s, set it with the other pies and an assortment of green salads and when everyone got there, I eagerly scooped up a serving of King Ranch Chicken Casserole. It was creamy, tomatoey, and sort of Mexican-ish with lots of browned cheese on top. I asked for the recipe, which is the right thing to do at a potluck. All the Texans at the potluck knew about King Ranch Chicken Casserole because in Texas, it is served at every school lunchroom, potluck, funeral, church social and roadside diner in the state. The recipe varies from kitchen to kitchen but the basics are the same: cream of mushroom soup, cream of chicken soup, RoTel diced tomatoes, green chilies, bell peppers, onion, chicken, and tortillas on the bottom with melted cheese on top. The recipe can be found in untold Junior League cookbooks and is in no way, shape or form associated with the King Ranch in Kingsville, TX, one of the largest ranches in the world. Founded in 1853 by Richard King, it consists of 825,000 acres, which is larger than the state of Rhode Island. (I wonder if they eat King Ranch Chicken Casserole in Rhode Island.) King Ranch was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1961, and is famous, but not because of the casserole named after it. The casse-

role is made with chicken—not beef like that raised on the ranch. In the 1950s, housewives were drawn to the convenience of casseroles that called for easy, inexpensive ingredients—canned soup— and that’s how King Ranch Chicken Casserole originated. How it got its name remains a mystery. Not from Texas? Want to give it a try? Here is Wendy’s recipe, one of the many variations out there (each one claiming to be the original). Serve it at your next potluck and earn favor with every Texan you know. King Ranch Chicken Casserole 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 white onion, diced 1 red bell pepper, diced 1 green bell pepper, diced 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup 1 (10 ounce) can RO-TEL diced tomatoes with green chile peppers 1 cup chicken broth 2 tablespoons sour cream 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon ancho chile powder 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/4 teaspoon chipotle chile powder 1 cooked chicken, torn into shreds or cut into chunks 8 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese 10 corn tortillas, cut into quarters Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat. Sauté onion, red bell pepper and green bell pepper in hot oil until warmed through, about 2 minutes. Combine onion-pepper mixture, cream of mushroom soup, cream of chicken soup, diced tomatoes, chicken broth, sour cream, cumin, ancho chile powder, oregano, and chipotle chile powder together in a large bowl and stir until sauce is well combined. Spread a few tablespoons of the sauce in the bottom of a 9 x 13-inch baking dish. Spread half the chicken over the sauce. Spread about half the sauce over the chicken and top with 1/3 the cheese. Spread a layer of tortillas over the cheese. Spread the remaining chicken over the tortillas and top with almost all of the remaining sauce, reserving 1/2 cup sauce. Top with 1/3 the cheese, remaining tortillas, the reserved 1/2 cup sauce, and remaining 1/3 cheese. Bake casserole in the preheated oven until bubbling, about 40 minutes. Increase the oven temperature to broil. Broil the casserole until top is golden, 2 to 3 minutes more. You may let The Thunker know what you think at her e-mail address, © 2018 Sarah Donohoe

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Marsha Hobert & Sherry Unruh Crowned Mrs. Rooftop Rodeo 2018

At Saturday night’s Rooftop Rodeo the seven local women who had been competing in the Rooftop Rodeo’s Crowns for the Care were introduced to the audience as the contestants waited to find out who would be crowned, “Mrs. Rooftop Rodeo 2018.” Contestants vying for the title were: Susan Fereday, Marsha Hobert, Denise Palacios, Diane Rambeau, Claire Ray, Stephanie Sinnott and Sherry Unruh. All contestants worked very hard and raised an incredible amount of money. The 2018 Mrs. Rooftop Rodeo this year was a tie between Marsha Hobert and Sherry Unruh who both raised nearly $10,300.00. There was a difference of

just $3.50 between the two competitors. 2018 Paint Estes Pink Campaign announced $41,412.28 was raised this year to help establish a dedicated Wound Care Clinic in the hospital. Many cancer patients being treated with chemotherapy or radiation develop significant wounds that require specialized care. Congratulations to Marsha and Sherry and all the contestants for their hard work and dedication. “I was so pleased that these wonderful ladies all participated in Crowns for the Care this year,” said Linda Moak, founder of the Crowns for the Care competition. “They are going to make a difference in the lives of people here in our community.”

Marsha Hobert, Linda Moak, Sherry Unruh and 2017 Mrs. Rooftop Rodeo, Maggie Daubin.

Quilts Of Valor Presented To Local Veterans

At the Village Band 4th of July concert, members of the Estes Valley Quilt Guild presented gorgeous, patriotic, handmade quilts to several local veterans. The Estes Valley Quilt Guild is a group of over 75 women who come together monthly because they love quilts and quilting. This year the guild decided to participate in the Quilts of Valor program as a way of giving back to our wonderful community. The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor. Since its inception in 2003, over 190,000 quilts have been awarded to deserving men and women across all 50 states and in many foreign countries. Members of the Estes Valley Quilt Guild presented the Quilts of Valor

telling the veterans, “This quilt is given to you out of gratitude for your faithful service to our great nation. As you are surrounded with this quilt may it remind you of the love, thankfulness and honor of a grateful nation. Thank you for your service.” Veterans receiving quilts were: • 1st Lieutenant Ross Stephen, Army, served in Vietnam 1968-1971. • Sergeant Terry Rizzuti, Marines, served in Vietnam 1966-1970. • 2nd Class Petty Officer Jay Lykins, Navy, served in Vietnam 1966-1968. • Boiler Tender 2nd Class Harry Whalen, Coast Guard, served in Vietnam 1966-1972. • Lieutenant Colonel Loren Johnson, retired Air Force, served as Band Commander/Conductor 1959-1987.

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Invitation To The Annual “Burning Issues” Lecture Series At The YMCA Fake News, Space Exploration, Child Soldiers, President Putin, Nuclear Security, Global Hot Spots, and The U. S. Economy. The public is invited to the 43rd Annual Robert M. Lawrence Burning Issues Lecture Series for 2018 conducted at the "Y", free of charge. The presentations will be every Monday at 7:30 p.m., July 16 - August 27, in the Hempel Auditorium. These lectures/discussions are delivered by professors and other highly experienced specialists in their fields. Several are lecturers in the Colorado State University (CSU) Osher Life-Long Learning Institute - a popular adult education program conducted in some 140 U. S. universities. 7/16: "Fake News, Alternative Facts and the First Amendment." Retired Emeritus Political Science Professor from CSU, Robert M. Lawrence, PhD, will kick off this series which have been held each summer since 1975 at YMCA of the Rockies. This U. S. Air Force veteran (Intercontinental Ballistic Missile and nuclear weapons specialist), and CSU Osher lecturer, will discuss the 1st Amendment and how it supports the Marketplace of Ideas---a strategic asset of the US---but also enables "Fake News" which misleads the public. 7/23: Professor Dan Ward, addressing "The Case for Continued U.S. Space Exploration," will focus on the space race. With a PhD in nuclear physics and extensive research in various geopolitical areas, he will discuss the short and long term benefits of creating the technology to compete in an all important race, and the geopolitical necessity of having the ability and will to forge ahead into the next great frontier. Dr. Ward has taught undergraduate physics and engineering at CSU, and currently is teaching geopolitics, history, and other topics in the CSU Osher Program. A U. S. Navy veteran, Dr. Ward volunteered and served in submarines. 7/30: “Child Soldiers,” by Professor Dyan Mazurana, PhD, Tufts University, who will discuss these children - who they are, why they are recruited, why they fight, and how they recover. Her research, analyses and recommended solutions are being used by the U. S. State Department, and United Nations. This Associate Research Professor, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy; Senior Research Fellow, World Peace Foundation; and Co-Director Gender Analysis and Women's Leadership Program, will draw from her books and research to examine the current use of child soldiers in Afghanistan, Nigeria, Yemen, Iraq, Syria, Somali and South Sudan, among others. She’ll discuss what organizations are do-

ing to try and stop recruitment of children, and help those who escape. 8/6: "How Putin is Making Russia Great Again," will be presented by a retired U. S. Navy Captain, diesel submariner and intelligence officer who, since 1967 has focused on the USSR, and now Russia. He served as an attache living in Moscow and collecting intelligence during the Cold War. Estes Park resident "Dick" Life is a graduate of the Naval Academy, who earned an MA in Russian Area Studies from Georgetown, U, and graduated from the U. S. Army War College. A CSU Osher lecturer, he will discuss how Vladimir Putin became the Russian strongman, an adversary of the United States, and is returning Russia to prominence on the world stage. Highlights include new Russian weapons systems, propaganda, and Moscow's reaction to U. S. foreign policy in Ukraine, China, N. Korea, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, and vs ISIS in Syria and Iraq. 8/13: "Nuclear Security" by retired nuclear submariner, U.S. Navy Commander, David Prawdzik. This Estes Park resident will address some of the topics and issues of current interest in the nuclear operations and safety areas, in which he has considerable personal experience. David will begin with a "Great Decisions" video (Foreign Policy Association, the revered nonpartisan educational institution), then cover specific areas, including perspectives of the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, Austria. His wife is an inspector. David will discuss topics such as North Korea, Iran, nuclear weapons storage, and research reactor safety. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about a subject in which not many Americans have experience, and should understand better in the 21st century. 8/20: “Global Hot Spots.... Is the World Really a Safer Place Today? ” by Professor John Roberts, PhD, a retired Senior Foreign Service Officer who served in the Department of State for 31 years (1967 - 1998) in 19 world nations. Since 1999, he has taught International Studies at CSU, and with the Osher program. He also is an inveterate traveler, having just returned in 2018 from a 34,715 mile world cruise to 34 countries. 8/27: "The Outlook for the US Economy" delivered by John Olienyk, PhD, retired CSU Professor of Finance, and Associate Dean, College of Business. Last Fall he served as Academic Dean of the Semester at Sea Program. He will present his annual evaluation of the US economy. We hope you will join us.

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Hermit Park Welcomes The Wolves There are currently over 60 wolves WolfWood W Wo lfW fWo fW Wood Refuge Refu f ge makes their annual fu and wolf/dogs housed at WolfWood. visit to Hermit Park Open Space in Larimer County near Estes Park on Sat- We are one of the few wolf refuges still accepting animals. For more informaurday, July 21st and Sunday, July 22nd, tion visit the website at www.wolffrom 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. each day. Wolf talks: Saturday at 10:30 a.m. & 6 There will be lots of new WolfWood p.m. & Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. items for sale with 100% of the profits You will have the opportunity to meet supporting the refuge. our new ambassador wolves, enjoy petPlease do not bring dogs. ting, take photos, and go home will all the free wolf fur you can handle. A $6.00 daily entrance permit is required for the park fee. This year’s visit is sponsored by: Hermit Park Open Space and Two Chicks Hermit Park graciously donates the Wings & Henhouse, space for Wolfwood to make this visit each year. WolfWood’s mission was to provide a safe refuge for unwanted and homeless For more information visit: wolves and wolf/dogs. Today, all live on 40 acres in Ignacio, CO in park.cfm very large enclosed areas. All efforts are Directions to Hermit Park: made to provide the best physical, menFrom Estes-Just two miles southeast tal, social and psychological environon Hwy. 36. ment for each animal. The refuge receives no Federal or State funds and is grateful to have the support of over 35 volunteers. All donations are applied directly toward the care of the wolves and wolf/dogs. WolfWood WOLFWOOD REFUGE Refuge provides visits comprehensive inHERMIT PARK OPEN SPACE formation and education on wolf and wolf/dog behavior and the issues surrounding them. Our extenSaturday July 21 & Sunday July 22 Educational Talks offered sive outreach proSaturday at 10:30 am & 6:00 pm grams are given Sunday at 10:30 am and 4:00 pm free of charge to NO DOGS PLEASE over sixty schools WOLFWOOD REFUGE brings Ambassador Wolves to Estes Park for a and organizations FREE FAMILY event that is FUN, and EDUCATIONAL annually, with Annual Visit Sponsored by projects often foHermit Park Open Space: just is off Hwy 36, 2 miles Southeast of Estes Park, 20 miles from cusing on at-risk Lyons and 36 miles from Boulder. Food provided to Wolfwood by Two Chicks Wings and Hen youth. House. Hermit Park has a car entrance fee of $6.00

Nine, Wine & Dine Big Success! June 6th and 20th were very successful for the golfing couples that attended the Nine, Wine & Dine events. Lots of fun golf and great food at Smokin Dave's. EP Ladies League has been asked to schedule more dates for this fun activity. All events are on Wednesdays, July 18 and August 22, starting at 4 p.m. with September 19 starting at 3:30 p.m. Get a partner and sign up at the pro shop at the 18 hole golf course.

Cost: $27 per person - green fee w/ cart $17 per person-walking Passes and cart punches can be used. (one cart punch for two riders) Sign-up: limited to 24 players (six teams of 4). Make your dinner reservation at Smokin Dave's at the time of sign up Prize money, $3 per person, will be collected at sign up

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June “Explore Our Store” Showcases Reliance Fire Museum & Rocky Mountain Transit

The June “Explore Our Store” took place on Wednesday, June 20 and featured Reliance Fire Museum and Rocky Mountain Transit. Representatives from the Visitor Center staff and Ambassadors, the Town of Estes Park, Estes Valley Partners for Commerce, Visit Estes Park, the Estes Park EDC, and local citizens enjoyed checking out each stop’s offerings and hearing presentations from the respective owners/managers. Reliance Fire Museum is located at 460 Elm Road. Founder Doug Klink was on hand to welcome attendees and give a tour around the property. The Reliance Fire Museum is home to antique fire trucks in the process of being restored with a full service restoration shop right on the museum property. Many of the techniques used in the original construction of the older apparatus have been preserved, including gold leaf decoration and striping, spinning of metal pieces such as steamer crowns, and rebuilding of engine and pumps with leather seals and rubber valves. The museum’s 1901 Waterous Steam Pumper still pumps and many locals may remember that 1967 Snorkel that was called to the Park Theatre Mall fire in 2009. Make sure to mark your calendars for the Reliance Fire Museum Open House on Saturday, July 21st! Visit their Facebook page

seum-1013919701951365/ or website for more information. The group also stopped at Rocky Mountain Transit Management, located at 830 Comanche Street, where General Manager Janice Crow was there to greet guests and show them around the facility. The group toured the shuttle buses, maintenance area, and offices. Rocky Mountain Transit supplies vehicles for both the Town of Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park, and Janice shared some exciting news about four new 35-foot Eldorado EZ buses that will be delivered in August – one of which will go to the Town, and the other three to Rocky. Janice also announced a new app that riders can use to track times and location of the buses while on their routes. Rocky Mountain Transit Management can be reached at 970-5777477. Thank you to Doug and Janice for participating in this month’s event! “Explore 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. All are welcome to attend! If you have questions about Explore Our Store, please contact Charley Dickey at or visit

As usual, I went to church Sunday morning and having not too much to do after that, I decided to clean my two refrigerators. I have an old one in the garage and a newer refrigerator in the kitchen. It is strange how a refrigerator can “hoard” things that you never realized you had. I found (and discarded) stuff that I am ashamed to admit was in those two refrigerators. My trash man on Monday is going to be really aggravated at how heavy my garbage bags will be. I found cheeses that were molded, jars of jellies and jams with just “smidgins” left, one maraschino cherry in a jar, some deli ham that had seen better days...need I go on? Sunshine was right there trying to help or rather hoping to snatch some of those discarded items, but I managed to get them into the garbage can before she succeeded. Now I did discover some things that I am all ready to use. I found a jar of pepperoncini and a perfectly good red onion, lettuce, tomatoes, carrots and Pecorino Romano cheese that I had bought to make an “Italian Garden” salad; so, I guess that is what I will have for supper. I have been busy eating up all the leftovers from the 4th of July, so a salad will be a pleasant change. I did not have a couple of things like the radicchio, but it will still be good.

“Copy Cat” Italian Garden Salad 1 head iceberg lettuce, washed and shredded 1⁄2 cup radicchio, washed and shredded Red onion, sliced thin, use as much as you prefer. I love red onion 4-5 mild pepperoncini 1 large ripe tomato cut into small chunks Can of sliced black olives or use whole ones if you like 1⁄2 cup shredded carrots Croutons (am going to make some from a left-over hot dog bun) Dressing 1⁄2 cup olive oil 1/3 cup white vinegar 1 packet Italian dressing mix (yep; I found that in my pantry.) 1⁄2 tsp. Italian dried seasoning mix. 2 Tbs. mayonnaise 1⁄2 tsp salt 1⁄4 tsp black pepper Dash of garlic powder 1⁄2 tsp. fresh lemon juice 1⁄2 tsp. sugar 2 1⁄2 tsp. grated Pecorino Romano or parmesan Put all the salad making together in a large bowl, except the croutons. Add them after adding the salad dressing. Combine all of dressing ingredients and toss with salad. You can now add more cheese if you want. Hope you enjoy as

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much as I am going to. Besides being able to use the fresh vegetables I found while cleaning the refrigerators, I now must also decide what to do with the leftovers from the 4th. I am going to have sauerkraut and brats Monday night, hot dogs with chili and baked beans on Tuesday and a “mish-mosh” with whatever is left on Weds. I hope most of you were able to attend the Rooftop Rodeo. I went Saturday

night and am going again Tuesday night. I had my thinking cap on and brought a cushion to sit upon. Those seats are a bit hard and “cool.” It was a great show and I love the Mutton Busters. The cowboys gave it their all and the lady horse drill team was fantastic. Plan to go next year if you missed it. Oh, and the food was great as well. I still have so much beautiful rhubarb growing. Anyone need or want any? My email: Bon Appétit.

It’s My Privilege. Climbing, hiking, skiing, snowshoeing—there’s an awfully long list of reasons Dr. Florence does his job so well. After all, active pursuits are a way of life up here. So, you need shorter wait times for surgery, a full-time surgeon with accreditation in sports medicine, and a full range of orthopedic services, including total joint replacement. Good thing we have Estes Park Health and people like Dr. Florence to help you go the distance.

Dr. Aaron Florence, DO Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Estes Park Medical Center is now Estes Park Health. New name, same independence that puts our community first.

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Senior Services Offerings From EVRPD Estes Valley Recreation and Park District (EVRPD), provider of numerous recreational and community activities in the Estes Valley, is pleased to provide a robust program of senior services for the

Estes Valley community. Here are a few of the featured programs for the coming weeks. For a complete listing of activities, including registration information, visit Health & Wellness Blood Pressure Clinic Drop in and get your blood pressure checked by a registered nurse from Estes Park Health (formerly Estes Park Medical Center). Offered the third Monday of each month, the next clinic will be July 16 at 12:30 p.m. The clinic will be held in the lower level of the Estes Valley Community Center. Medicare Counseling Trained State Health Insurance Program Counselors from the UCHealth Aspen Club provide free Medicare counseling sessions monthly at the Estes Valley Community Center. The individual 45-minute appointments are offered between 9:15 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., and the next date is Wednesday, July 25. These sessions are useful for those new to Medicare, those with questions or problems with coverage, or anyone needing good information on Medicare services and plans. To register for a session, call 970-586-8191 or stop by the community center at 660 Community Drive. Online registration is not available for these sessions. Park & Recreation Month

Introduction to Line Dancing EVRPD has free special events planned throughout July in honor of Park and Recreation Month. Stop by the community center on Wednesday, July 18 from 1 to 2 p.m. for a fun introductory line dancing class. No prior experience is necessary!

Senior Game Day Save the date: Thursday, July 26 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Stanley Park. Day Trips Rockies vs. Pirates at Coors Field There’s nothing better than a day at the ball field, especially when you don’t have to think about driving to Denver or parking! There are two Coors Field day trips left this season, and the next one is Wednesday, August 8 to see the Rockies play the Pittsburgh Pirates. The van will depart from the community center at 10:30 a.m. and return approximately 6:30 p.m. The trip fee is $40 and includes a reserved seat ticket on the third base line, round-trip transportation, and parking. To register, visit, call 970586-8191, or stop by the community center. Weekly Lunch Program Registration is now open for July’s senior lunches. Meals are served at 12 noon on Wednesdays, and the next lunch of the month will be July 18. The lunches are catered by Jubilations Catering and include a salad, main dish, and dessert. The cost is $7 for 55 and over or $15 for those under 55. Advanced registration is required. To register or view the July menu, visit or stop by the community center. Registrations can also be made over the phone

at 970-586-8191. Registration

To register for these programs or for more information about the new community center, including senior services, visit or call 970586-8191. You can also stop by the community center at 660 Community Drive.

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Fine Arts Guild Of The Rockies Presents Blues DoGS

Electrifying Colorado audiences for over 20 years-July 21st 7 p.m. This eclectic band starts with blues, rock, soul, and R&B tradition, then explodes that tradition with musical layers full of energy. Blues DoGS is a unique group of scholars, doctors, lawyers, business owners, teachers, and laborers who all share a passion for music. The DoGS have shared the stage with many artists including: Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Wynonna Judd, George Throgood, and Glenn Kaiser, and have been rocking community events all along the Front Range for three decades. Concert-goers can’t help but have a good time as Blues

DoGS’ joy of playing great music infects the crowd and gets them dancing and singing along. The show is filled with an entertaining and danceable mix of classics, with a Blues DoGS twist that highlights the talents of all band members. Join this six piece band with female vocalist for a rocking good time! The concert takes place at Performance Park, on west Elkhorn Ave. Admission is free! Donations are accepted for the Fine Arts Guild of the Rockies scholarship fund for two graduating seniors who plan to major in the arts. Lawn chairs/blankets are encouraged.

Salud Family Health Centers-Skin Cancer Detection And Prevention It's summer time and Estes Valley residents are outside hiking, biking and fishing. However be aware all of those outdoor activities pose a threat to your skin's health, particularly in Colorado where risks are even greater due to 300+ days of sunshine, active outdoor lifestyles, and high ambient ultraviolet (UV) due to altitude. Melanoma, or cancer of the skin, is one of the most common kinds of cancer. The good news? Skin cancer can almost always be cured when it's found and treated early. Too much exposure to the sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation is a primary risk factor for melanoma. While UV rays are something that should be guarded against year round, the summer season requires extra precautions. An obvious but important way to limit your exposure to UV light is to avoid being outdoors in direct sunlight during the middle of the day when UV light is the strongest. For people enjoying the outdoors, wearing wrap-around sunglasses and a wide brim hat as well as clothing which covers arms and legs offer the best overall protection from harmful UV rays. One of the biggest misconceptions among outdoor lovers is the need to only use a sunscreen with a high sun protection factor (SPF) one time, with no need to reapply. In fact, we do not need sunscreen with a higher than 30 to 40 SPF. However, it is important to reapply fre-

quently (every two hours if sweating). It is especially important to remember to apply sunscreen to the nose and ears. About 60 percent of melanomas come from pre-existing moles. One of the methods that doctors recommend as a self-check for melanoma is the ABCDE test. Moles that have one half different from the other half, or are ASMMETRICAL (A), or have an irregular or poorly defined BORDER (B), or vary in COLOR (C), or have a DIAMETER (D) larger than the size of a pencil eraser, or EVOLVE (E) in size, shape, color or any other trait, should be examined immediately by a doctor. The Salud Estes Park Clinic will be offering free skin cancer screenings on July 18 and 19 in the afternoon from 1:00 to 4:00 both days. Anyone can make an appointment - you just need to call. The Estes Park Salud Family Health Center is located at 1950 Redtail Hawk Drive. To schedule an appointment call 970-484-0999 or 303-MYSALUD. The website address is At Salud Family Health Centers, we provide quality, affordable primary health care services to keep you and your family healthy. We serve all members of the community regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay. Salud accepts Medicaid, Medicare, CHP+, and most private insurance plans.

Robert Ruesch Shares Stories Of Growing Up At The YMCA

walk, highlighting places where chapters took place, and even a few stories not included in the pages of the book! His best selling manuscript highlights his experiences growing up at the YMCA of the Rockies during the golden years of the 1950s through mid-1960. Ruesch grew up in this paradise called Estes Park. He started his writing career with Bethany Press in 1968. Since then, along with a professional position at the YMCA of the Rockies, he has been blessed with articles in emergency medical magazines, Workamper™ Magazine, as well as several local, regional, and national newspapers on a variety of subject matters. Robert is working on his next book about his professional years at Estes Park Center’s sister camp, Snow Mountain Ranch, which is scheduled for release in March of 2019. Robert is also a Senior Chaplain with Christian Resort Ministries, which places chaplains in RV parks across the United States. For many Former local author Robert N. Ruesch years, Robert lived in Estes Park and will be sharing his book, “In The now lives in another paradise, EverWarmth Of The Shadow,” on July 19th at green, Colorado with his wife and spe2:00 p.m. at the Estes Park Center cial needs son. YMCA in the new remodeled Jellison Li- Books will be available for sale at the brary. This will be a presentation of his event. book not only verbally, but with a brief

Whatcha Catchin’ Daddy?

Buck Gunderson and his wife Siri, have a one and a half year old son, Abram, who enjoyed watching his Daddy fish from the bridge that goes over the inlet of the Big Thompson River into Lake Estes. Precious! Photo by Siri Gunderson

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ARE YOU A GOOD LISTENER? DO YOU CARE? A man walked into a doctor’s office and the receptionist asked him what he had. He said, “Shingles.” So she took down his name, address, medical insurance number and told him to have a seat. Fifteen minutes later a nurse’s aide came out and asked him what he had. He said, “Shingles.” So she took down his height, weight, a complete medical history and told him to wait in the examining room. A half-hour later a nurse came in and asked him what he had. He said, “Shingles.” So she gave him a blood test, a blood pressure test and told him to put on a gown and wait for the doctor. Soon the doctor came in and asked him what he had. He said, “Shingles.” The doctor said, “Where?” The man said, “In the truck. Where do you want them?” Most of us have visited medical centers and gone through all of those procedures, and had they not had prior information, we might have been like this man. This story illustrates something all too common in our society…communication taking place that shows the same lacks seen in this story: the failure to fully express what should be conveyed and the failure to adequately listen to be sure that the listener is hearing exactly what the speaker is saying. Such can keep misunderstandings from arising. And they do arise, don’t they? Some years ago a research team asked hundreds of family professionals to list traits they observed in successful and happy families. ‘Communication’ was first among the eight different qualities to which families credited their success. Why? One fifteen-year-old girl nailed it when asked why communication was so important. She said: “Without talking you can’t know one another and if you don’t know one another you can’t care about one another, and that’s what the family ballgame is all about.” Counselors with couples considering divorcing, will affirm its lack is most often blamed for the breakdown of that relationship. It is amazing how many couples stop talking once they have said “I do”, or if they do talk, much is so very superficial. As we analyze parent-child relationships seen in dysfunctional families we find that poor or inadequate communication between the parents and children is a major cause of misunderstandings, broken relationships and heartache. And this problem is getting worse as young people bury themselves in their electronic devices more and more hours each day. A child authority recently wrote: “I contend that we are raising a generation of teens who feel lonely, disconnected and misunderstood. We are not doing this intentionally, but in our fastpaced and electronically connected society, we don’t sit down with our teens and note their mood and emotional well-being. Connection via the social media is not the same as an in-person connection.” Small wonder then that there is a rapid increase in suicide among teens in our country. All were shocked to hear about three teens near Longmont who committed suicide within two weeks of each other several years ago. Grieving friends and family wondered, ‘did they feel connected, listened to, understood?’ ‘Did we show them we cared?’ And it’s true of all ages. I recently read of a man who jumped to his death from a bridge. On his computer they discovered his intention to walk to the bridge and ‘jump’… unless he met one person who smiled at him or greeted him, showing they cared. They didn’t…he did. So, I guess I’m trying to remind all of us of the importance of listening, of letting people know we care and are there…for them. Let’s make a special effort to do so.

Youth Theatre Group To Present “How To Eat Like A Child”

Musical Director Denise Stookesberry.

The Fine Arts Guild of the Rockies is proud to present this year’s youth theater production: How to Eat Like a Child, based on the popular book by Delia Ephro. This fast-paced, upbeat, one hour show is fun for children of all ages. Whether you are five or seventy-five, the universality of the childhood experience will delight and entertain. Fifteen kids ranging in age from 8-13 are working together for two weeks to learn their lines, blocking, music, and choreography. Three tech camp students help to create the set and lighting under the direction of Greig Steiner. Through songs and skits performers offer lessons to the audience on topics such as: how to beg for a dog, how to torture your sister, how to act after being sent to your room, how to stay home from school, and how to watch more television. An enthusiastic and experienced group of Estes Park theatre veterans leads this year’s talented group of young people, including former children’s librarian, Kerry Aiken as director; Greig Steiner as technical director; Kathy Littlejohn as production manager; Denise Stookesberry as musical director; and Melinda Workman as accompanist. “I personally love this ensemble show because there are no ‘stars,’” Aiken says.

“All of the kids have their moments to shine and the group musical numbers are lots of fun for them.” Aiken is particularly excited about this year’s performance because she has the opportunity to work with her grandchild, as well as many students that used to attend her library story-time as young children. “Twelve out of the 15 kids came to my story-time when they were infants and toddlers. Now they're participating as 813 year olds! Time passes and it's so great to work with them again.” This is the Fine Arts Guild’s tenth year offering youth theatre. “The thing I love about this program is watching the growth in self-confidence of the kids and the relationships and caring that develops between them, ” Littlejohn says, noting that, while the age of performers ranges from 3rd grade to high school seniors, they all support, encourage, and befriend each other. “Participating in this program is the highlight of my summer,” Littlejohn says, “it is magical! ” Performances are Saturday, July 21st and Sunday, July 22nd at 7 p.m. at the Park High School theatre. Tickets are available at Macdonald Book Shop and online at Brown Paper Tickets.

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Sweet Pets Need New, Forever Homes

Do you have room in your home and your heart for a wonderful, new pet? Alfred is a very cute black kitty who is about two years old. He doesn't seem to care for other cats but seems fine with dogs. He is an affectionate guy who has and extra toe on each front paw, (polydactyl) which makes him extra cool! Carter is a cute, five year old black and white short haired kitty. He is very loving and friendly. Three little kittens, two females and a male. These kittens are just precious, loving and sweet! Carter, Alfred and the kittens are currently living at Dr. C's Animal Hospital of the Rockies, 453 Pine River Ln. Call (970) 586-4703 to find out more about them or stop down to meet any of these great pets. At the Pet Lodge we have: Luna was a stray that was found near Lyons. She seems to do well with cats and dogs. She is friendly and loves to be loved. Ruby is about seven months old. She is a little shy but friendly and loves to play. She does well with other kitties. Cosmo is a gorgeous flame point Siamese mix, only about one year old. He is a super friendly guy and does well with dogs. He most likely would also do well with other cats. He has been searching for a new home now for over one month! These cats are currently living at the Estes Park Pet Lodge at the Animal Medical Center on Manford Avenue or call 586-9282 for more information. Make sure to “Like” and follow the Estes Park Pet Association Facebook page to see other animals that may not be pictured this week. All pets are offered through the Pet Association of Estes Park, a non-profit organization that works to find homes for stray and abandoned pets, control dog and cat populations by funding sterilization programs, educate members of the community, especially young people, about the humane treatment of animals and the responsibilities of pet ownership; and promote community involvement in the use of pets as therapeutic agents (e.g., in nursing homes). The Estes Park Pet Association is your local humane society. You can make a tax-deductible donation to the Pet Association by sending your check to P.O. Box 4342, Estes Park, CO 80517. For more information, contact Carolyn Fairbanks, President of the Pet Association at (970) 586-5121.



1700 Brodie Ave, across from High School More Information at and 970-586-4404 Sunday Services at 8:00am & 10:00am

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

The short 8:00am Service includes 3 little kittens

Scripture, a Meditation, Prayer & Music

Estes Park Senior Citizens Center Menu ——— Week of July 16 through July 20 ——— Monday, July 16

Grilled Cheese BBQ Brisket Sandwich on sourdough and cole slaw Tuesday, July 17 Chicken Salad Croissant with homemade chips Wednesday, July 18 Swiss Mushroom Burger with potato salad Thursday, July 19 Fried Chicken with vegetables and mashed potatoes Friday, July 20 Tuna Salad Croissant with potato salad

——— Week of July 23 through July 27 ——— Luna



Monday, July 23 Chicken Fried Steak with vegetables, mashed potatoes Tuesday, July 24 Pulled Chicken Sandwich, cole slaw & homemade chips Wednesday, July 25 Roast Beef Melt Sandwich with cheddar cheese and potato salad Thursday, July 26 Club Sandwich on wheat with homemade 3-bean salad Friday, July 27 Fish and homemade chips with coleslaw 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 Wednesday, July 18th you need to call before 2:00 pm on Friday, July 13th. For reservations call 970-581-2195 (Monday – Friday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm). Pre-paid meal tickets and membership forms are available at the Estes Park Senior Citizens Center located at 1820 S. St. Vrain (Masonic Lodge). Regular hours of operation 9:00 am -- 2:00 pm Monday thru Friday. Stop by and check us out at our new location! TriFit, Tai Chi, Mahjong, and other activities available. 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


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

July 13: Monday Artisans Market. George Hix Riverside Plaza. 10am-5pm

July 17: Dive-In Movie. Surf’s Up 2. Community Center. 11:30am-1pm

July 13-15: Estes Park Comic Con. Estes Park Events Complex. 2-6pm

July 17: Geeks Who Drink. Trivia. The Barrel. 6-8pm

July 19: Farmer’s Market. Colorado products. Bond Park. 8am-1pm

July 17: Chain Station. Mountain Music. Rock Inn Mountain Tavern. 9pm

July 19: Arts & Crafts Fair. 15+ local artists. YMCA. 8am-5pm

July 17 & 19: Bingo. Fun, prizes, all ages. American Legion. 6:30-8:30pm

ENTERTAINMENT & MUSIC July 13: Great Blue. Acoustic Duo. Snowy Peaks Winery. 4:30-6:30pm July 13: Dahlby & Nadine. Acoustic. The Barrel. 6-9pm July 13: Bob & Ethan Comedy Show. Estes Park Events Complex. 9-10pm July 13-14 & 20: Ray Young. Jazz Piano. Nicky’s Steakhouse. 6pm July 13-14, 18 & 20: Karaoke. Lonigans. 9pm July 14: The Dempsey/Fox Duo. Jazz. The Other Side Restaurant. 5-8pm July 14: Wendy Woo Band. Power Pop/Song-Rock. The Barrel. 6-8pm July 14: David Berg. Piano and Song. Waterfront Grille. 6-9pm July 14: Westernaires. Estes Park Events Complex. 7-9pm July 14: Broken Lizard. Stand Up Comedy. Events Complex. 9-10pm July 15: Joseph Lingenfelter. Acoustic. The Other Side. 10am-1pm July 15: Lord Nelson Band. Rock. The Barrel. 4-7pm July 15: Movie in the Park. Galaxy Quest. Stanley Park. 8:30-10:15pm July 15-16: Cowboy Sing-Along with Brad Fitch. Bond Park. 7-8pm July 16: John Pickett. Acoustic. Rock Inn Mountain Tavern. 6-9pm

July 18: Scotch Tasting w/ Irish Peart. The Barrel. 5-7pm July 18: Sean Flynn. Acoustic. Rock Inn Mountain Tavern. 6-9pm July 19: Hunter Hamilton Group. American Spirit. The Barrel. 6-8pm July 19: The Dempsey/Fox Duo. Jazz. Estes Park Resort. 6-9pm July 19: Geeks Who Drink. Trivia. Latitude 105 Alehouse. 6:30pm July 19-20: Hunter Jumper Show. Estes Park Fairgrounds. 8am July 20: The Pickersons. Bluegrass. Snowy Peaks Winery. 4:30-6:30pm July 20: Movie Showing. An American Ascent. Estes Park Mountain Shop. 7pm

SEMINARS, CLASSES & LECTURES Mon. & Wed. at 6pm, Fri. & Sat. at 7pm: Sip & Paint. Murphy’s Resort. Wed., Sat., Sun.: Weaving Demo. Old Church Shops. 1-3pm July 13 & 20: My Estes Park: Through the Lens. EP Museum. 10am-4pm July 14: Katherine Center. Author. Macdonald Book Shop. 2-5pm July 15: History & Nature Talk. Rams Horn Village. 5-6pm July 16-17: Historic Downtown Walking Tour. Bond Park. 8:15-10am

July13- July 20, 2018 July 20: Robert Ruesch. Book Signing. Macdonald Book Shop. 2-4pm

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK Visit RMNP Visitor Centers to learn about park wildlife, programs & more! Call for details. 970-586-1206. July 13-20: Bighorn Basics. Sheep Lakes Information Station. 10:30am July 14-15 & 17-18: Bear Necessities. Beaver Meadows Visitor Center. 10am July 17-18: Discovery Days. Moraine Park Discovery Center. 12:30-4:30pm Rocky Mountain Conservancy Programs: Fees apply & registration is required. Call for classes: 970-586-3262 July 13: Plants for Young Sprouts. Ages 4-6. 10-11:30am July 13 & 20: Old Fall River Road. Bus Adventure. 9am-3:30pm July 13 & 20: Sunset Safari. Educational Bus Adventure. 6-10pm July 15: Meadow to Treeline. Educational Bus Adventure. 8-11am July 17: Nature Hunt: Geocache Adventure. Ages 9-13. 9:30am-12pm July 18: Kids’ Art in the Park. Ages 610. 9am-12pm July 18: Kids’ Survival Basics. Ages 712. 9am-12pm July 18-19: Trail Ridge Road. Bus Adventure. 9am-3:30pm July 19: Identify Plants & Their Families. Ages 16+. 8:30am-4:30pm July 19: Bugs, Beetles, Butterflies: Tiny Creatures of Rocky. 10-11:30am July 20: Geology in the Park: Discover the Past. Ages 16 & up. 8am-5pm July 20: Kids’ Fly-fishing & Stream Ecology. 9am-12:30pm

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14th Annual YMCA Arts & Craft Fair

Join the YMCA of the Rockies and guest artists for the 14th annual Arts and Crafts Fair on Thursday, July 19th from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The event, which will take place on the Administration Building front porch, will feature 18 artists showcasing and selling their artful creations. With artwork ranging from ceramics and jewelry to photography and pet toys, there’s something for everyone! This year’s fair features artists Karen Dick, Renee MacDougall, Deedee Hampton and Lisa Sanger of Wild Tree Naturals, just to name a few. Karen Dick has been an Estes Park resident for over 30 years where she produces pottery in her home studio and does the glazing and firing at the Boulder Potters’ Guild of which she has been a member since 1986.The majority of her work is stoneware, functional work that is meant to be used and enjoyed in

homes. “I have worked in clay for over thirty years now and the fascination of making pots has never faded for me. I hope that my love of working in this medium is conveyed in my pots,” said Dick. Artist Renee MacDougall also brings something exciting to the Arts and Crafts Fair. Working in fused glass, Renee is able to create eye-catching and unique pieces of art that are not only fun to look at but also function as stylish jewelry. According to Deedee Hampton, her artwork which consists of assemblages, reliquaries and paintings, explore the inner landscape, feeding the soul with practices that honor its presence. Deedee finds her inspirations from a number of sources, including dreams, mythology and a wide spectrum of religious and philosophical beliefs. As for Lisa Sanger at Wild Tree Naturals, her goal is to keep the customer in mind while creating wholesome, natural bath and body products ranging from essential oils to shea body butters and creams. To learn more about the YMCA of the Rockies Arts & Crafts Fair, visit

YMCA Day Camp Offering Free & Fun Open House Join in the fun of day camp Saturday, July 14 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Whether your child is already registered for summer day camp or you are interested in learning more about the program, this informative and playful day is open to all. Parents and children will have the opportunity to meet the day camp director and counselors, ask questions and visit the Legett Youth Program building where the day full of activities will be held. The YMCA of the Rockies day camp experience provides enriching opportunities for every child. From horseback riding, hiking and exploring trails, developing archery skills, splashing and playing in the pool, singing out loud and so much more, there’s something for everyone at YMCA of the Rockies day camp. Our specially trained camp staff make for a fun and safe environment for

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YMCA core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith. The YMCA of the Rockies Estes Park Center day camp serves children from the ages of three to seventeen and is accredited by the American Camp Association which is earned by meeting or exceeding current camp industry standards. For more information or questions, call 970-586-3341 ext. 1280 or visit summer-day-camp.

You’re Invited To The YMCA International Fair July 18 Each summer, YMCA of the Rockies – Estes Park Center hosts international staff and this summer is no exception. This year we have more than 150 international staff members from Europe, South America, Asia, and further. For the 14th year, the center is celebrating its international staff with the Annual International Fair. This year, the fair will be on Wednesday, July 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. on the porch of the Ruesch Auditorium. The international staff will present the wonders of their countries and give everyone a chance to

travel across the world! Staff will share about their cultures, flags and customs as well as their language and so much more. The public is invited to attend this free event where they have the opportunity to visit as many as 25 countries in just one day!

Food For Life: The Power Of Food For Cancer Prevention & Survival Cooking Course Salud Family Health Center and The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), a national nonprofit organization that promotes preventive medicine, particularly good nutrition, and supports higher standards in research, are offering a cooking course designed to help local residents prevent and survive cancer through proper diet and nutrition. “The single easiest and best thing most of us can do to prevent cancer or its recurrence is to eat right,” says Susan Levin, M.S., R.D., the director of nutrition education for PCRM. “Approximately a third of all cancer deaths in this country are due to poor diet.” The Rx for better health? It’s a low-fat vegetarian diet. Load up on fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, Levin says; they’re naturally low in fat, chock-full of fiber, and filled with cancer-fighting antioxidants and phytochemicals. Cut down on fatty foods and added fats and oils, particularly saturated fats, which have been linked to an increased risk of breast, colon, and prostate cancer. Likewise, look for healthy substitutes for dairy products such as milk, cheese, and yogurt, which have been implicated in the occurrence of breast and

colorectal cancers. The challenge, Levin acknowledges, is not only to teach people which foods are good for them, but also to show them how to make the foods taste good. Each class centers on important cancer-nutrition topics as local cooking instructor Chazz Glaze guides students through the preparation of tasty and easy-to-prepare recipes. The class details are as follow: July 19 , 5:30–7:30 p.m., Introduction to How Foods Fight Cancer July 26, 5:30–7:30 p.m., Fueling Up on Low-Fat, High-Fiber Foods August 2, 5:30–7:30 p.m., Favoring Fiber August 9, 5:30–7:30 p.m., Discovering Dairy Alternatives August 16, 5:30–7:30 p.m., Replacing Meat August 23, 5:30–7:30 p.m., CancerFighting Compounds & ImmuneBoosting Foods August 30, 5:30–7:30 p.m., Maintaining a Healthy Weight Control All classes are held at Salud Family Health Center, 1950 Redtail Hawk Drive, Estes Park. Suggested donation is $10/class, but scholarships are available for those with financial need. For more information about Food for Life: The Power of Food for Cancer Prevention and Survival Cooking Classes, email Chazz at or call (970) 3640040 (please leave a voicemail).

Cheley Camp Tour Takes Place This Tuesday

The Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation are hosting a site tour of the famous Cheley Colorado Camp in Estes Park. Space is limited, so those interested are encouraged to make their reservations. The tour will be held this Tuesday, July 17 at the Cheley Colorado Camp, a place once known as “The Land of Peaks. ” Attendees will meet at the Camp, with parking and sign-in beginning at 9:30 a.m. The walking tour will then begin at 10:00 a.m.

and conclude by 12:00 noon. Cost for the tour is $10 per person, payable by cash or check the day of the tour. Reservations are required and can be made by emailing Elaine HuntDowney, the Administrative Assistant for the Museum Friends, at or by calling 970-577-3766. Participants should plan to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring their own water to drink. Colorado Camp Cheley is located at 3960 Fish Creek Rd.

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Historic Downtown Walking Tours

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 Discover historic and present day Elkhorn Avenue. Park Town Company hired Abner Sprague to sculpture at MacGregor and Park Avplat the downtown district. Within enues) and begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. weeks, lots along the street named The tour group will walk west through "Elkhorn Avenue" were taken up and town, return to the same site by 10:00 new businesses were established. Over a.m., and travel a distance of 0.7 miles. the course of a decade, the basic footThe cost is $8, cash or check (payable to print of the town we know today estabthe Town of Estes Park). First come, first lished many of the buildings that started served; no reservations required. Space out as hotels, schools, private homes, limited to about 12 people. and businesses. The mission of the Estes Park Museum Identical tours are offered on Mondays is to conduct activities that preserve, and Tuesdays (except Labor Day, Sepshare and respect the unique history of tember 3) from Monday, June 4 through Estes Park. For more information, call Tuesday, September 25. Tours meet at the Estes Park Museum at 970-586-6256 8:15 a.m. at the Northeast corner of Bond or visit the Museum's website at Park (next to the bronze Enos Mills

Vital Training Provides Skills For Nonprofit Sustainability Horseshoe Inn formerly located in Horseshoe Park.

Postcards from the Collection of Bobbie Heisterkamp On Saturday, July 14 at 3 p.m. the Estes Park Museum will host a program that explores the bygone lodges within Rocky Mountain National Park and the Estes Park area which continue to exist through the postcard collection of Bobbie Heisterkamp. This program will discuss both the images of the lodges, their interiors, and the stories and sentiments conveyed from those who experienced them through travel. Some of the postcards date to over 100 years old and relate travelers' experiences in the area. Accounts describe grandiose sights, the difficulties of traveling, and the wonderful amenities that awaited visitors at the various lodges. This program is free and open to the public, no reservations are

required to attend. Bobbie Heisterkamp has been collecting postcards for 25 years. Her postcard collection is centered around Rocky Mountain National Park and the Estes Park Area. With the help of Historian Laureate Dr. James Pickering, Heisterkamp published, "Shared Moments: Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park Remembered in Postcards." She is delighted to be able to share these treasures with the public. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. 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

The Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center is happy to announce that registration is open for the Development Officer Training Series. This high quality training provides nonprofit professionals with vital skills needed to build and maintain adequate funding to allow for long term sustainability. As government funding for programs are cut, nonprofit organizations serve as the safety nets for communities throughout the nation. This means higher levels of community need and increased numbers of presenting consumers. Increasing demand requires increased funding, and nonprofit organizations must work to meet these needs. In order to do so, nonprofit professionals must be poised to react to varied funding opportunities and have the skills necessary to build a plan for sustainable, long term funding. Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center has joined regional partners, Poudre River Library District and Loveland Public Library in bringing the Development Officer Training series to Larimer County. We are pleased to announce this training is offered free of charge to all Larimer County nonprofits/residents. This three-part series brings a plethora of knowledgeable presenters who will cover three main topics to provide all you need to create a fund development plan for your organization and utilize it to its fullest potential. Session 1: Principles of Fund Development and Individual Giving will be held

at the Loveland Public Library on August 15, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Session 2: Diversified Funding and Donor Engagement will be held at the Poudre River Library in Fort Collins on August 23, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Finally, Session 3: Major Gifts and Planned Giving will be held at the Estes Valley Library on September 5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For complete session descriptions and presenter bios, visit our website at Thank you to the generous sponsors who see the value in building capacity of nonprofits in Larimer County. Their support allows all Larimer County organizations and residents to attend free of charge. United Way of Larimer County, Community Foundation of Northern Colorado, Poudre River Public Library, Loveland Public Library, Estes Valley Library, Loveland Economic Development, Loveland Chamber of Commerce, City of Loveland, and Estes Valley Legacy are our training sponsors. Registration is available via the Training and Events Calendar of our website: Follow registration instructions to find the code for all Larimer County registrants. Don’t miss this free opportunity to extend the reach of your organization and build professional capacity toward long term, sustainable funding. Join us in reinforcing the strength of our Larimer County nonprofit safety net.

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My Kind Of Mexico

By: Ruth Olstrom

I Meet Paco and his Parents From my journal: “Paco, Dulce’s betrothed, came by yesterday [Monday, March 5th] about 7:00 p.m., after work.” I found out later Paco is an accountant at a new auto manufacturing plant in León. He, like Dulce, is a college graduate. “I liked him. He said he was nervous (to speak English? To meet me?) but he was still self-assured.” Paco is tall and broad, with close-cut black hair and a strong but open face. “When I asked how he and Dulce met, he said, ‘At the gymnasium. ’ They used to exercise a lot, not so much now as they are so busy. He saw her and it was instant. ‘She is beautiful, ’ he said. I agreed. A week or so after he saw her he talked to her and that was that. ‘I loved her at the beginning. ’ He will be a solid and loving husband for Dulce. And Lola tells me he is from a good family. Paco knows a little English because he works with Americans, but he won’t speak English with Dulce. He is shy to speak with her, I guess.” Thursday, after Paco got off work and was home at his parents’ house, Dulce and I picked him up along with his dad, José, and we went to a men’s formal clothes store in León. Paco tried on dress shoes and picked up his dark smoking jacket, rented for the wedding on Saturday. The jacket is not quite a tux, but still very formal. Back in Salamanca, Dulce parked on the street in front of Paco’s house. We got out of the car, José unlocked a large metal door and we went directly into the house. I met Paco’s mother, Silvia, and we all sat politely on sofas and chairs in a tiled sitting room next to a dining room with a huge table. Silvia has medium-brown short hair, thick and wavy, and a kind face. She could be any American grandma. On the other hand, her husband, José, looks very “Mexican” with Design | Remodel his slight build, black hair and pencil mustache. I had been told Paco’s parents don’t speak any English. With Dulce translating, Silvia thanked me for coming so far to the wedding. I responded through Dulce that, “I was compelled by love. ” My journal records, “Paco and Dulce went to get food for us on the street and left the three of us alone. Good thing I’m not shy about speaking incorrect, fumbling Spanish! They told me their daughter, son-in-law and one month-old grandson, Santiago, went to Ohio in the United States for one year. It was very hard, they said, for their daughter’s family and for them. Santiago is four years old now. ” I took out a picture of my three daughters together from a deep pocket in my purse and showed it to José and Silvia, CELEBRATING along with a photo of my log cabin in YEARS 1993-2018 the mountains. We talked about our “nietos, ” grandchildren, and our children. I told them what a good man Paco is, and how I liked him very much. We were having a delightful conversation when Paco and Dulce came back with Est. 1993 enchiladas and tacitos for our dinner, 970-586-7711 | which we ate together at one end of the Commercial | Mountain Homes | Remodeling table in the dining room. Construction Management | Timber Frame & Log Homes Next week: Wedding Day – Morning and Early Afternoon

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Cultural Arts Council Presents Brett Wilson And Friends

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The Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park presents Brett Wilson and Friends on Thursday, July 19, at 7 p.m. at Performance Park (417 West Elkhorn) as part of it’s 20th an-

(From the song, Nature of the Beast ©2018 Brett Wilson/Nick Mollé/SkyDance Mountain) Brett will be joined by his wife Melissa on vocals and percussion. He will also be accompanied by his good friend and fellow musician Kevin Dennis, from the local Estes Park band Mountain Town Trio, as well as guitar extraordinaire, Gary Hall. A special guest appearance nual free concert series. will be made by Nick Mollé on guiRecording producer and artist, Brett tar and vocals. Wilson will be performing an eclectic Bring your family and friends blend of acoustic-based songs, both cov- Thursday night and enjoy songs of ers and originals, featuring songs that the wild in a beautiful setting by the highlight his passion for nature and a cool of the Fall River. The concert will joy-filled life in the mountains. benefit the Cultural Arts Council. Having grown up the son of a biology To learn more about the film from teacher, hiking the Appalachian Trail on Nick Mollé Productions, Nature of the east side of the country, early in life the Beasts, you can go to www.rockBrett developed a deep appreciation for wildlife, natural beauty and all things living. To find out more on how to tap “John Denver ruined it for me though,” into nature for mindfulness and Brett laughs, “After hearing Rocky personal growth you can visit Brett’s Mountain High, I took a trip through blog and website at Colorado with some friends and knew that someday I was going to live here!” The shows are sponsored by the Some of his early influences included CAC and Coldwell Banker Estes writers and naturalists such as Thoreau Village Properties. Freewill donaand Emerson, along with artists and tions from our audience are much songwriters of the 70s including Kenny appreciated and help keep our proLoggins, Dan Fogelberg, James Taylor, gramming thriving. Bring along Bob Bennett, America, the Eagles, and of folding chairs, blankets and umbrelcourse, John Denver. las and be prepared for a wonderful For Thursday night’s performance he night enjoying some fine music by will be debuting a new song he penned Brett Wilson and friends under the with award-winning film producer, Nick open sky. Mollé for Nick’s upcoming PBS film, Nature of the Beasts due to be released this fall. The inspiration came from a Jack London line that Nick revived, “The call of the wild is no small force to contend with...” As a part-time guide for Green Jeep Tours in Estes and Rocky Mountain National Park over the past several years, Brett has seen, up-close and personal, the significant impact we all have made, as guests and visitors to this beautiful piece of paradise. He contends that, in a way, we are having a “lover’s quarrel” with nature. All the while, the natural world is pleading with us to wake up, 1575 South St. Vrain Ave. take notice, and passionately, even intiEstes Park, Co. 80517 mately become involved with, and lov970-586-3395 ingly care for her once again. In talking to Nick about this film, we’ve both discovered our parallel philosophies are uncanny. “Feel the earth die beneath us Every step we take is closer to the brink of a disaster unknown Feel the dark come between us When you choose to break your promise to your lover and you watch it unfold…”



Mormonism: NOT Just Another Christian Denomination! Learn The Differences Between Mormonism and Traditional Christianity and Why They Matter

July 16th – 20th 6:30 – 8:30 pm

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Dr. Loren Pankratz, Missionary and Church Fellowship Planter

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Get Your Play On, Estes Park!

Park and Recreation Month is in full swing in Estes Park. Estes Valley Recreation and Park District (EVRPD) has planned many activities for the month to get you outdoors to discover the power of play at your local parks and recreation facilities. An initiative of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), Park and Recreation Month has been celebrated since 1985 to highlight the vital and powerful role local parks and recreation, such as EVRPD, play in conservation, health and wellness, and community involvement. This week, EVRPD recommends these outdoor activities: • Find It Friday: On Friday, July 13, we will host our second weekly Find It Friday scavenger hunt. This Friday’s location is the Stanley Park. Look for the riddle tube hidden along the trail through the park. Open it, read/take a picture of the riddle and replace it in the tube. Solve the riddle and then visit the Estes Valley Community Center with the answer or email The first three people with the correct answers will win a prize. No cost to participate. • Free ice cream day! Sat. July 14. Celebrate National Ice Cream Day a day early and meet the EVRPD staff at the Estes Valley Community Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. We will hand out ice cream to the first 300 guests and have information available about EVRPD. Free. • Weekly photo contest: Starting Sunday, July 15, post your photo of how you recreate in the Estes Park area (including Rocky Mountain National Park) on our Facebook page ( Include #PlayOnEstesPark in the post to be included in the contest. Visit for complete rules, prizes and de-

tails. Free. • Pitch horseshoes. A weekday afternoon, like Monday, July 16, is an enjoyable time for a relaxing lawn game. There are free horseshoe pits available at the Lake Estes Marina. Stop in the marina store for the horseshoes. Free. • Dive-in Movie: Join us on July 17 at 11:30 a. m. to watch our weekly dive-in movie playing on the jumbo LED screen while you swim in the lap pool at the Estes Valley Community Center. This week’s feature film is “Surf ’s Up 2: Wave Mania, ” the sequel that continues the adventures of Cody the rockhopper penguin who joins up with the Hang Five team, the “awesomist surfers on the planet, ” to discover the most legendary surfing spot. Rated PG. Admission is $5 per person for community center members; $7 for non-members. • Intro to Line Dancing. On Wednesday, July 18, consider joining us for this free class at the Estes Valley Community Center. If you’ve never danced before,

but always wanted to try, come and enjoy learning how to line dance with us. Step-by-step instruction to popular line dances like the “Electric Slide,” “Boot Skootin’ Boogie,” “Footloose” and many more. Held at the Estes Valley Community Center in community room C from 1 to 2 p.m. Free. • “Exercise is Medicine” presentation. Join us at the Estes Valley Community Center (community room C) July 19 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. for this free presentation to learn about the most common health trends in our society, as well as the top two dozen most common diseases in our society. Topics include how exercise can help prevent, treat or cure them all. Presented by Ryan Hale, Certified Athletic Trainer. Free. For a complete list of activities during Park and Recreation Month in Estes Park, visit

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Big Thompson Cabinetry And Fine Woodworking Announces Opening Of Business July 21, 2018

Longtime local business owner Kent Hamel has partnered with Mark Rodgers and Josh Weaver after working together for 25+ years on interior trim and woodworking for custom homes under Hamel Construction Inc. to open Big Thompson Cabinetry and Fine Woodworking, Inc.

They have worked on thousands of homes and businesses throughout the Estes Valley with all of the area’s major general contractors, and they are now partnering together to expand their business to incorporate a public showroom and add cabinetry and custombuilt furniture. This talented trio is responsible for building The Stanley Hotel’s Onyx Whiskey Bar and Bird and Jim’s Restaurant’s Walnut bar tops, temperature controlled wine storage cabinets, Walnut table tops and much more!

Big Thompson Cabinetry and Fine Woodworking, Inc. is located at 1000 Big Thompson Avenue and boasts a showroom that highlights the team’s creative talents in custom-built cabinets, creative kitchen islands, wet bars and wood counter tops, custom furniture such as tables, bedroom sets, barn doors and even bookcases to secret rooms! In addition to custom-built cabinets, Big Thompson Cabinetry offers KraftMaid® and Merillat,® as well as Plato Custom Cabinets.® You will peruse through a variety of cabinet door styles, stains and paint options, as well as custom inserts to make kitchens functional. If you don’t see exactly what you’re looking for, just ask, they will build to your specifications! Whether building a new home or remodeling your current home or business, the skilled team at Big Thompson Cabinetry will present a 3D visual tour of your kitchen and bathroom cabinets using state-of-the-art software to provide a visual presentation of the completed project. This no-charge, noobligation proposal, allows customers to see the proposed room design and modify accordingly before the project even begins! We invite you to Big Thompson Cabi-

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netry and Fine Woodworking, Inc. to tour the custom showroom. Store hours: Wednesday through Friday, 12:00 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and by requested appointment, beginning Saturday, July 21, 2018 For more information visit www.BigTh- Big Thompson Cabinetry and Fine Woodworking, Inc., 1000 Big Thompson Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517. Phone number: (970) 586-5451.

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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

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5455 Hwy 36 $899,000 • Beautiful custom mountain home • 5500 sq ft, on 11.5 acres • 2 mother-in-law suites

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Monday Artisans Market July 16 Featured Artisan, Photographer Alan Shadduck

The Monday Artisans Market is located at George Hix Riverside Plaza downtown, 10:00 - 5:00, every Monday throughout the summer months, June, July and August. This weeks featured artisan for the Monday Artisans Market is Alan Shadduck. Alan’s photography reflects his joy and spirit of his creative process. Alan Shadduck, a resident of the Estes Valley, says he is living the dream as he pursues a life-long passion for capturing what he calls “fleeting moments in time” as photographic images. Growing up in the Midwest, in a family of hunters and fishermen, he likens this pursuit of those special moments of time and light to those days of his youth, learning that catching the prize involves planning, timing, and much waiting for that opportune moment which is here and gone in an instant. Alan’s work has been widely recognized and published; on the cover of Nebraska Life magazine, in feature article publications of Nebraska Life and NebraksaLAND, in web publications including National Geographic and Planet Experts, here in The Estes Park News, displayed at the Estes Valley Community Center, and can be found throughout the current 2018 Official Estes Park Visitor Guide. Alan’s interest in photography began at an early age, taking a serious turn as a teenager in the late 1970s, when he began processing his own film and discovering the creative aspects of making his own prints in the chemical darkroom of that time. Over their 36 years together, Alan and his wife Leanne found common interest in photography, initially shooting portrait photography from their home studio in Nebraska. Their first visit to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park was in 2004 as they made their first Colorado home in nearby Loveland and found more common interest in hiking and exploring this amazing area. At that point the photographic journey began expanding into landscape, wildlife, and a focus on mastery of the modern digital darkroom, returning to that creativity first encountered in the chemical darkroom of the past. In 2015 Alan and Leanne came to Estes Park to settle as permanent residents and pursue their love of the mountains and

the unique photographic opportunities. Their photographic journey has recently come full circle as they have combined those many years of studio-lit portraiture with the unique landscape backdrops of RMNP. They have expanded their “Images of Estes Park” business to include photo sessions for individuals, families, seniors, engagements, and wedding formals. After many years of visiting as tourists, Alan and Leanne truly feel blessed to live in this area. Alan said “we were always warmly welcomed and impressed with the hospitality we received in Estes Park when we visited as tourists, and now it’s our turn to give back. ” This is their second year at the Monday Artisans Market. “What a wonderful opportunity for local artists like myself! ” he said. Alan finds the Monday Artisans Market a great opportunity to share his work and to interact with visitors from literally all over the world, many of which are social media followers who seek him out at this venue. In addition to their booth at the Artisans Market every Monday this summer, Alan and Leanne can often be seen downtown or along the Riverwalk in Estes Park, walking with their 5-monthold Saint Pyrenees, Lily, who loves to greet the tourists! You can keep up with Alan’s work on social media at, and find his Fine Art and Photo Session opportunities at . But you’ll usually have to get up very early in the morning to catch Alan out in RMNP with camera and tripod. “Most of my shooting is done in the wee hours, I’m in well before sunrise to get into position to catch that brief moment of opportune light, and out before most tourists have had breakfast. ” The Monday Artisans Market offers a unique opportunity to enjoy and support local artisans. We are all about local art, artisans, and our unique stories about our art, that makes each and every one of us unique. The Monday Artisans Market connects Estes Park residents, businesses, tourists and the arts within our community. We are located at the Riverside Plaza, 10:00 - 5:00. Stop by, say hi, meet the artisans, see their labor of love, and hear their story.

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Meticulously cared for 4BR/2.5BA New home on .69 acres. Main level living isting L boasts open floor plan & custom quality finishes throughout w/ master ste, Great Room w/ vaulted ceilings, floor to ceiling windows & stunning F/P, well appointed kitchen & DR opens to 12x12 covered deck to enjoy mountain views. Walk out lower level offers family room w/ F/P & wet bar, 3BR, 1BA & lots of storage. Covered front porch, fenced & nicely landscaped yard & 3 stall heated garage. 1059 Pine Knoll, $778,500

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P Private 1/2 acre w/ mountain views. O Open floor plan offers main level livi ing: kitchen w/ granite & tile, DR w/ t tongue & groove ceilings & office. G Great room has vaulted ceilings, w of windows, F/P & opens to wall p patio. Large master suite w/ lots of w windows & bath w/ corner jetted tub & separate shower. 2BR & full bath u upper level. Walk out lower level w/ private entrance & patio, full bath & living/sleeping area. Large fenced backyard & 2car garage complete this special home. 2220 Longview, $539,000

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This comfortable 3 bedroom 3 bath home is situated on .49 acre in the New subdivision known as One Thousand Price Pines. Recently remodeled with new flooring throughout, new Anderson windows in most of the house, updated bathrooms and fresh paint both inside and out, this home feels like new. The open floorplan has a spacious kitchen with granite countertops, an abundance of cabinet space and is open to the living and dining room areas. Main level living includes great room, master bedroom suite, guest bedroom and full bath with laundry closet. Lower level family room is cozy with wood paneling; vinyl plank flooring and a small dry bar area. A third bedroom and bath complete the lower level along with a fabulous finished storage area. There is room for a workshop in the detached single car garage, or in the oversized attached 2 car garage. Call Trisha for an appointment to view 1023 Pine Knoll Drive. Offered for $569,000.

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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 Eric Blackhurst

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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.

Coolest Car Show Welcomed Thousands Of Fans On The Fourth The Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation offers high-octane gratitude to everyone who took part in last week’s Coolest Car Show on the Fourth of July. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the annual fundraising event drew big crowds throughout the day as spectators of all ages were dazzled by 82 classic cars spanning the Event Center and Pavilion buildings— along with a few very modern electric vehicles. Attendees also enjoyed live music, children’s activities, caricatures and fun photos, and food that included sales of delicious apple pie. The Museum Friends give special thanks to this year’s major sponsors: the Estes Park News, Mama Rose’s Italian Restaurant, Poppys Pizza and Grill, and Big O Tires.


52 CANYON COVE LN Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired design. Beautiful moss rock w/cedar on 1+ Ac w/stream. Within 5 min of Estes Park. Surrounded by National Forest, enjoy privacy & solitude. Open design living room w/cathedral ceiling & expansive moss rock fireplace. Sunroom with scenic view. Custom-built Finnleo sauna. Brazilian cherry hardwood floors. Multi-zone in-floor heating throughout, including garage. Marvelous kitchen with cherry wood cabinets providing enormous storage. Spacious MBR w/large walk-in closet.

TBD ELK TRAIL COURT Lot 12 of The Reserve is a “WOW” location with terrific views of the snow-capped peaks of the Continental Divide. With 1.39 acres, this prestige corner lot deserves another fabulous home. Bring your plans, you won't be disappointed with the level lot among other custombuilt homes. The Reserve - “A Very Special Place!”


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Appreciation goes to all the automobile exhibitors who shared stories and greeted the thousands of visitors throughout the day. Similarly, the Friends thank everyone who attended and supported the fundraising through their ticket purchases, silent auction bids, and other donations. The Mountain Town Trio drew many fans with their spirited melodies of folk and rock music. And the Mountain Music Makers entertained attendees that morning with their popular folk and country sounds. Thanks goes to all the musicians who performed. Beth Headley and Tim Buck stayed busy throughout the day—Beth leading the fun photo booth, offering attendees instant memories preserved of their 4th of July in Estes Park—and Tim bringing smiles to many faces through his tremendous talent at drawing caricatures. The Friends thank Beth and Tim for making this year’s event a joy for families and for all ages. The Friends also wish to thank the dozens of volunteers who staffed the event, helping register cars, sell tickets, guide visitors, lead the silent auction bids, tally car votes, coordinate children’s activities, sell apple pie slices, and much more. Volunteer support was generous and enthusiastic throughout the day. Sincere gratitude goes to Neal Standard, for his tireless work in chairing

this year’s event, and for recruiting many of his family members to volunteer that day. Assisting Neal was Jacqui Dantimo, as well as Museum Friends Administrative Assistant Elaine HuntDowney. The Friends & Foundation Board members gave support with planning, facilitating and staffing the event. The organizers also express their appreciation to the members of the Estes Park Car Club, who provided much encouragement and assistance in the many months of planning this year’s event. Finally, yet very importantly, the event would not have been possible without the generous sponsorship support of these local businesses: the Bank of Colorado, Rambo’s Longhorn Liquor, Alpine Automotive, Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ & Taphouse, III (Triple ‘i’) Image Inhancement, the Bank of Estes Park, Big Horn Restaurant, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Brownfield’s, U.S. Bank, the Ore Cart Rock Shop, Cheley Colorado Camps, Sweet Basilico Restaurant, and Tour Estes Park. Silent auction donations and other support came from Elkins Distillery, Hyk, Penelope’s Restaurant, Wildside Tours, the Egg & I, Pepper Palace, Rock Cut Brewery, Over the Edge, Kind Coffee, Estes Valley Recreation & Parks District (EVRPD), the Estes Park Trail Gazette, the Enchanted Florist, and the Taffy Shop. Thanks also to the Town of Estes Park Events Complex staff for all their assistance. The Coolest Car Show is a fundraiser for the Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit dedicated to supporting the Estes Park Museum through fundraising, publications, outreach, volunteerism, special projects and events. To see more photos of this year’s event, and to see a full list of this year’s awardwinning automobiles, including “Best in Show” and “People’s Choice”, visit

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Crossroads Ministry Thanks Community For July 4 Benefit Breakfast

An estimated 450 people gathered on Wednesday, July 4, for food and fellowship in the parking lot of Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church. The breakfast prepared by the Knights of Columbus at Our Lady of the Mountains, raised approximately $4,800 to help persons in need through Crossroads Ministry of Estes Park. The event also collected 160 pounds of non-perishable food to stock our pantry shelves. In addition to Our Lady of the Mountains and the Knights of Columbus, Crossroads deeply appreciates the sponsors who help strengthen our community by their support for this annual pan-

cake breakfast, including the Estes Park Rent All, Egg & I, The Wapiti Colorado Pub, Starbucks and Rambo’s. Crossroads Ministry also thanks Hobert Office Services, UnInk, Estes Park News, and The Estes Park Trail-Gazette for their invaluable assistance in promoting this July 4 tradition.

Volunteers are the heart of Crossroads Ministries, and they certainly stepped us to assist in serving our community during this event, providing over 110 volunteer hours on the 4th of July. Crossroads thanks our board members and many other friends for many expressions of support. We were also blessed by the 13 YMCA guests from Ohio who helped with setting up our breakfast. THANK YOU EVERYONE! Crossroads Ministries assists families and individuals in the Estes Valley who go without proper food, shelter, and essential medical care every day due to a variety of factors, including low wages, job loss, injuries, illness, age, domestic

violence, or divorce. The generous support of our community enables Crossroads not only to help meet basic daily needs but also to provide opportunities for a brighter future through education, counseling, temporary housing, and many other services. For more information about the ways Crossroads makes a difference in the lives of families and individuals in our community, visit Or contact Executive Director Brian Schaffer at or calling Crossroads at 970-577-0610.

Cowboy Brad Concert For Cure Join in for the 5th Annual Cowboy Brad, Concert For Cure JM on Saturday, July 21 at 7 p.m.

The free concert will take place at the YMCA of the Rockies, Hyde Chapel and will include raffles, snacks, prizes and more!

All proceeds/donations from this concert wil benefit Cure JM Foundation, a 501 (c) (3)non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for Juvenile Myositis. Juvenile Myositis (JM) is a devastating and life-threatening disease affecting more than 17,000 children, including one of our own. Contact for more information.

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2330 Pine Meadow Drive Lovely 3 bed room, 2 bath cottage on .89 acres surrounded by views. Open floor plan and one level living includes spacious master suite, gas fireplace in living area, sun room, large deck and partially fenced yard. Nicely maintained, mature landscape and views from Twin Sisters to Prospect Mountain. NOW $500,000

Riverfront Condo Sitting on the deck watching the river flow…. What could be better. This newly remodeled Fawn Valley Resort 1 BR, 1 Bath condo is on Fall River. Fly fishing, wading and using the resort’s swimming pool. Rocky Mountain National Park is 2 minutes away. This condo is zoned accommodations and has onsite management for easy turnkey investment. 2760 Fall River #206 $225,000

OPen hOuse saturDay 12-3PM 2740 Kiowa Trail New construction, 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath condominium. One level living, top of the line finishes including granite counters, bamboo wood floors, tile baths, and gas fireplace. 2 decks and attached garage. Short term rentals permitted or make it your year round home. $525,000

472 Marcus Lane NEW Nestled on Prospect Mountain is this fabulous, updated, like new home. You will be in awe of the panoramic views from the stunning great room with fireplace and hardwood floors that is open to the updated kitchen with granite and new appliances. Wrap around deck with hot tub is perfect for entertaining. $549,500

Parkinson’s Support Group Meeting The next meeting of the Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will be held Tuesday, July 17 at the Wasson Room at the Estes Valley Library, take the elevator to the second floor. Monthly meetings are always held on the third Tuesday of the month from 2-3:30 p.m. All affected by this progressive neurological disease are welcome to attend to bring their own experiences, strength and hope and come together for the good of the group. Questions, comments? Call Linda Hanak at 586-9633.

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One Touch Of Nature “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. ” Henry David Thoreau, 1854 The Corps Network, based in Washington, D.C., supports over 130 service and conservation corps programs in communities across America, engaging tens of thousands of young women and men ages 16-25 in conservation and service projects, job training, academics and more as they transform their lives through improving the environment. “Within National Parks is room, glorious room --- room in which to find ourselves, in which to think and hope, to dream and plan, to rest and resolve. ” Enos Mills, 1917 It’s a far distance from Capitol Hill to

Moraine Park in RMNP, where this summer one of six Rocky Mountain Conservancy Conservation Corps (RMC-CC) crews is living in tents for eleven weeks, preparing meals and executing a variety of service projects: trailwork, historical preservation, natural resource conservation and more. The corpsmembers hail from Colorado, Texas, Louisiana, Missouri, Indiana and Minnesota. “At a certain point, you say to the woods, to the sea, to the mountains, to the world, Now I am ready. Now I will stop and be wholly attentive. You empty yourself and wait, listening. ” Annie Dillard, 1982 Will Fazio, from Boulder, is in his second summer with RMC-CC: “I didn’t realize that National Park visits as a kid were foundational to my wanting to work in NPS. I had no idea about career paths (BLM, Forest Service, NPS). It’s bigger than me, and I want to be more a

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part of it, to find my path, gain experience. I want to use climbing, possibly be a climbing ranger. Our work serves to enhance the visitor experience. ” Hayley Hasberger (Corvallis, OR): “We are working at McGraw Ranch, restoring windows to pristine conditions without changing or altering the building. It’s a lot of stripping, repainting and caulking. Upcoming projects include a solar shower in Glacier Basin and replacing rotting logs at the Ranger Station in Glacier Basin. I like diversity, working with all ages and all walks of life, all backgrounds. My goal is to join NPS. ” “To coal and iron mines; freight trains and fishing fleets in December; dishwashing, clotheswashing and windowwashing; road-building and tunnelmaking; foundries, stoke-holes and the frames of skyscrapers, would our youths be drafted off, to get the childishness knocked out of them, and to come back into society with healthier sympathies and soberer ideas. ” “The Moral Equivalent of War, ” William James, 1906 Sydney Moreno (San Antonio, TX): “I like manual labor; it’s addicting. I like to earn the feeling of being tired. The diversity of work, the people, the environment, it’s awesome. I want to work on a permanent trail crew. I want to help the Park Service bring more people to experience the land in their own way. If you’re not excited about it, how can others be? I did not grow up camping, and I want that for my family. ” “Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. ” John Muir, 1875 Anna Baize (Indianapolis): “This is a great learning experience. I’m out of doors in a National Park, actually helping preserve it. We are working on repainting cabins, fencing, recycling park benches, helping with trail work and historical preservation. I really enjoy doing something bigger than me that will help people. I want natural resource conservation as a career. NPS has many moving parts behind the scenes, and all these

jobs make the public’s experience better. ” Barnabas Tsige (Longmont): “I never grew up in nature, so being here in RMNP is beautiful. No matter my mood, when I look outside and see mountains and meadows, it’s so important, there’s not enough of it, so I want to preserve it. The projects will not get done in one day, and the duration creates impatience in me. Quality is important—do it right. I’m learning a lot. There are underserved communities in America and this beautiful place needs to be accessible to all. ” “There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature – the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter. ” Rachel Carson, 1965 Max Murphy (Austin, TX): “I like working hard outside, at elevation. I’m a big fan of mountains. Working at McGraw Ranch was cool and tangible, start to finish. Working with different personalities is challenging. Everyone is here because they want to be outside helping to preserve the environment, be stewards of the land. We want to keep it that way. ” “It makes no difference how many peaks you reach if there was no pleasure in the climb. ” Oprah Winfrey, 2014 “People come from all over the world to see Rocky Mountain National Park. Something happens here, and it leaves a sparkle in the eyes…. Preserving the land is a golden idea; we have too long separated ourselves from the out of doors…. It’s cool that the work we do will be here for a year, possibly ten or twenty or even more…. We work for others, not for ourselves…I get to live in the National Park! ” RMC-CC Corpsmembers “Something will have gone out of us as a people if we ever let the remaining wilderness be destroyed. We simply need that wild country available to us, even if we never do more than drive to its edge and look in. ” Wallace Stegner, 1960 Next column: Summer in Estes Estes Park. Nice town. Nice people. Reader response welcome:

Warrior Princess Book Signing July 13 Please join Kris Ayers, a local (Greeley/Loveland) author, at Macdonald Book Shop on Friday, July 13 from 2-4 p.m. for a book signing on her newly released book, the "Warrior Princess." The story's messages of hope, perseverance, teamwork and friendship apply to ALL ages and cultures. The discovery questions at the end of the story are designed to challenge the reader and offer good dis-

cussion starters with people of any age. Please visit: to learn more about Kris and her publications and to read the accolades and awards of this new story. Warrior Princess is being used in several school districts, and in an after school girls running group sponsored by UCHealth and Healthy Kids Club at this time.

“Fresh Perspectives: Colorado And Beyond” At Art Center

Exhibit featuring Loveland artists Mary Benke and Mike Dwyer at the Art Center of Estes Park The Art Center is pleased to announce its upcoming show “Fresh Perspectives: Colorado and Beyond” with watercolor, oil, and pastel paintings by featured Loveland artist Mary Benke, and bronze sculpture by guest artist Mike Dwyer, also from Loveland. This show will be on exhibit July 20 through August 28, 2018. The reception is Friday, July 20, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. This show is sponsored by Alice and Larry League. Gallery Hours are 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. daily The beauty Mary Benke finds in her everyday life constantly inspires her to create; living in northern Colorado, she has no shortage of breathtaking and inspirational landscapes to paint. She enjoys the Colorado outdoors as well as traveling to such places as Scotland, Ireland, Europe, the Caribbean, and Mexico, and finds inspiration in all locales: “For this show, I have drawn on a wide variety of subject matter from all over the world. From an interior/landscape pastel inspired by a life-changing trip to Israel last year, to an oil from a photo taken at sunset of our nearby Devil’s Backbone, I’ve searched far and wide for inspiration,” Mary explains. Mary’s work also includes pastel and oil paintings inspired by some of Colorado’s iconic settings, such as Maroon Bells, Garden of the Gods, and Rocky Mountain National Park. Mary’s award-winning work has been juried into numerous regional, national, and international art exhibitions. She is a signature member of the Pastel Society of Colorado. She was a selected artist for Loveland, Colorado’s City with HeART Project, through which she designed and painted a 5-foot fiberglass heart, “Lover’s Leap, ” in collaboration with bronze sculptor Merrilee Cleveland, sponsored by Mueller & Assoc., CPA. Its permanent installation is near Lake Loveland, Loveland, CO. Mary is a member of several local and regional art organizations, and is active on the board of directors at the Art Cen-

ter of Estes Park, serving as Marketing Committee chair and social media director. She has also been involved in the Art Center’s mentor program, through which she’s enjoyed building long-term relationships mentoring high school students in watercolor and pastel, culminating in an annual show in which they can exhibit and sell their work and learn the creative and business aspects of art. While this exhibit consists primarily of Mary’s expressive landscapes, she has created a special series of small watercolors to accompany some of Dwyer’s sculptures. This includes “portraits” of a raven, a pika, a hummingbird, and a quail. “Mike’s stunning sculptures of birds and other wildlife fit perfectly into the backdrop of my expressive landscapes. His wolves and ravens and pikas are right at home in my settings depicting ‘Colorado and beyond. ’ ” Mike Dwyer first began expressing his love for birds and wildlife in elementary school by sculpting a series of animals out of clay, then firing them in a kiln. It was during this time, while growing up in the untouched desert areas around Scottsdale, Arizona, that he began a lifelong passion of wildlife obser-

vation and study. He went on to receive his Masters of Science degree from Fort Hays State University in wildlife studies with an emphasis in Ornithology. While at Fort Hays, Mike completed his first waterfowl carving, a Northern Shoveler, out of Basswood. After completing a series of songbird and waterfowl carvings, Mike switched to sculpting in clay and began to cast his first series of bronze compositions of birds and animals in Loveland, Colorado. His limited edition bronze sculptures range from very detailed bald eagles to smooth, elegant mourning doves, and lifelike sculptures of children interacting with nature. His eye for anatomy, balance and flow are evident in each sculpture. Living in Loveland has enabled Mike to learn the bronze casting process and

each bronze sculpture. Mike's realistic works of bronze can be found in both private and public collections throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, Europe, and Puerto Rico. He has been honored with both People's Choice and Juror's Awards for his beautiful life-like bronze sculptures. A large collection of unique bronze doorknockers are a new dimension of Mike's work, and he is now sculpting custom doorknocker designs for his clients. Mike is also the commissioned sculptor for Estes Park’s “Pikas in the Park” project. He sculpted 12 bronze pikas, each one with a different composition. These were installed throughout Estes Park last year as part of the town’s 100-year celebration. Individuals and families can

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participate in this unique, interactive scavenger hunt, then come to the Art Center of Estes Park to see them all together. Bronze replicas of the pikas can also be purchased exclusively at the Art Center. You can find Mike's work at his studio, in Loveland, Colorado; his gallery locations; or, at the fine art shows where he exhibits around the country. The Art Center is located at 517 Big Thompson Avenue, in Middle Stanley Village, below Safeway and above Subway. Visit the gallery to enjoy art of a variety of media made by local and regional artists. For more information on exhibitions, classes and presentations please call the Art Center at 970-5865882 or visit our website at

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What’s Happening At The Estes Valley Library Summer Reading Program 2018: “Libraries Rock” Music is the theme inspiring this year’s Summer Reading Programs for all ages. Full details are contained in the library’s programs and resources guide, “Gatherings”, available in print or at Make a Musical Instrument: Ages 6 to 11 Thursday, July 19, 2-3 p.m., Hondius Room The library will supply all the materials for kids ages 6 to 11 to make their own percussion instrument to take home. Register at Guitar: Building on the Basics Tuesday, July 23, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Makerspace Instructor Katherine Dumont leads this workshop for guitar students who have learned the basics and are ready to build on their skills. Participants should bring their own guitar. Register at Learn to Play Ukulele Tuesday, July 24, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Makerspace Beginners will learn basic chords that can go with many songs, and no experience is necessary. Music instructor Jenna Williams leads this workshop, with

ukuleles provided during class. Register at All-Ages Music Storytime Thursday, July 26, 10:30 -11 a.m., Children’s Room Kids and grown-ups—even grown-ups without a kid—are invited for this special storytime featuring performances by local musicians and the reading of musicalthemed children’s books. Register at Geology Rocks!: Ages 6 to 11 Thursday, July 26, 2-3 p.m., Hondius Room “Libraries Rock” is also about real rocks. Kids are invited to join in nature-themed geology activities: breaking open geodes, exploring fossils and meteorites, and more. Register at Music and Your Brain Thursday, July 26, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Hondius Room Music therapist Nancy Bell explains how music improves mood and enhances social interaction, while keeping our brains young. Participants will have an opportunity to practice hands-on with instruments provided. Register at Pint-Sized Polka Friday, July 27, 2 p.m., Elementary School Gym

London, Dubai & Ethiopia: Globe-Trekking With Mike Bilos “Our Wonderful World” continues its 12th season of armchair travel-adventures this Monday, July 16 with a presentation by longtime Estes Park resident Mike Bilos spotlighting his most recent international journey. Sponsored by the Estes Valley Library, the free presentation takes place at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Post 119 at 850 N. St. Vrain Avenue. Mike Bilos recalls that his life was fairly sedentary until 1992. That was the year he moved from upstate New York to Estes Park. Since then, he has traveled in 71 countries on seven different continents. Monday’s presentation will feature

stories and photographs from his most recent trip abroad from London to Dubai, then onward to Ethiopia. “If you remember your parents reading the words ‘Once upon a time…’ to you as a child, ” says Bilos, “then this magical odyssey to Ethiopia will bring fairy tales of your childhood back to life.” For more information about this summer’s full Our Wonderful World schedule, visit A full roster of the series is also available in print and online inside the library’s programs and services guide, “Gatherings.”

Special guest Polka Mike leads this interactive, educational music experience that exercises both mind and body, while leaving everyone with a smile. For all ages; no registration necessary. All-Ages Music Jam with Nancy Bell Tuesday, July 31, 6:30-7:15 p.m., Hondius Room Music therapist Nancy Bell leads this all-ages all-instrument community jam. Bring the instrument you made at a library workshop, or any another instrument, or borrow a percussion piece at the event. Register at Reading Logs for Adults Adults completing 10 out of the 15 reading challenges by July 27 may enter a drawing for two free tickets to one of Estes Park’s premiere Town events, such as Jazz Fest, the Whiskey Warm-Up, or the Wine & Chocolate Festival. Reading logs are available for pick-up at the Library. Reading Logs for Kids Now through July 27, children of all ages are encouraged to pick up a reading log and earn prizes for time spent reading. Kids are invited to read for pleasure: print or digital books, comic books, and magazines. Studies affirm that summer reading keeps children’s learning skills sharp during school break. Summer Reading Activities: For Kids and Families Dig It: Saturday Garden Club Saturday, July 14, 3-4 p.m., Community Garden Ages 6 to 11 are invited to “Read, Seed,

and Weed” while participating in plant and garden-themed crafts and activities. Held at the Community Garden at Manford Avenue and Community Drive. Register at Discovery Programs London, Dubai, and Ethiopia with Mike Bilos Monday, July 16, 7-8 p.m., American Legion Mike Bilos is one of Estes Park’s most well-traveled locals, having visited 71 countries and counting. Bilos will share highlights from his most recent trip abroad, starting in London, then to Dubai, and onward to Ethiopia. Monday’s program is part of the 2018 Our Wonderful World summer series. Library Friends & Foundation Farmer’s Market Used Book Sales Thursday, July 19, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Bond Park This summer, the Library booth features an ever-changing selection of used books at bargain prices: every book is $1. All proceeds benefit Library programs and services. Summer’s Big Used Book Sale August 3-5, Ridgeline Hotel More than 30,000 gently-used books in all categories will be for sale at this three-day event. Purchase of a Library Friends & Foundation membership allows early-bird shopping for best selection on Friday, August 3. Full details are contained in the library’s programs and resources guide, “Gatherings,” available in print or at

EPMGA Results For July 9, 2018 Name Gross Austin Logan 69 Colin Barnes 71 Jim Matthies 74 Jim Gallup 74 Kirk Miller 77 S. Wentworth 81 Ray Leaycraft 81 Robin Harding 82 Bill Harms 84 Steve Nagl 84 Matt Quinn 87 Tony Paglia 87 Scott Logan 87 Name Net Roger Erwin 64 Josh Tracy 65 Tony Fink 65 Mike Cunningham 66 Charlie Griffin 66

Tandy Brown 67 Randy Good 67 Jack McNamee 68 Pete Johnson 68 Bill Solms 69 Michael Ignatz 69 Dave McAfee 70 Keith Ely 70 Rod Unruh 70 Reds Tom Washburn 61 Guy Tritico 63 Pete Smith 67 Dick Smith 68 Sam Beeler 70 Bill Sweet 70 Doug Schnetzler 71 Jack Holmquist 71 Don Bryson 71

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Libraries Rock When All Ages Read Together By: Melanie Kozlowski & Apelles Morales, Youth Services Librarians

Over the past six weeks, readers of all ages have been hitting high notes by reading for incentives this summer season. We’ve hosted book clubs, we’ve read together, and we’ve given out hundreds of prizes. And we’re not done yet. For kids, summertime reading benefits are immense. Children who read over summer avoid the dreaded “summer slide.” They are primed and ready to learn on Day One when school resumes. For us grown-ups, summer is a perfect time to rediscover the joys of reading (and listening to books) for pleasure. In this world of wonders, our hunger to learn can—and should—continue as we grow older. Libraries are a resource for our whole lifetime. There are just a couple weeks left in the Summer Reading Program, and it’s not too late to pick up a reading log. Music, sound and rhythm are inspiring 2018s energetic theme: Libraries Rock. Several of our biggest programs are happening this month, as we celebrate how fun and fulfilling summertime reading can be. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to attend a children’s stortyime session, you’ll delight in the All-Ages Music Storytime on Thursday, July 26 at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is invited: kid, grown-ups, and even grown-ups without a kid. It’s a perfect opportunity to see the magic that happens during a library storytime, as we welcome local musicians and read musical-themed children’s books, all neatly packaged into one half-hour of

delight. Expect to leave with a irrepressible smile and a song in your step. Register your spot today at Storytime teaches us to be good listeners. A worthy skill indeed. But it’s also about activities and hands-on creativity. This summer, we have a time place just for that, not to mention the perfect bandleader. You’re invited to join the All-Ages Music Jam cheerfully led by music therapist Nancy Bell on Tuesday, July 31 at 6:30 p.m. No musical ability is required—this 45-minute session is all about simple and easy expression. And you can bring any instrument of your choosing. You might bring the Diddley Bow you made at a library workshop. Or any instrument you have at home. If you don’t have an instrument to bring, no problem. We’ll have plenty of percussion pieces on hand you can borrow and share. You can register now at Kids ages 6 to 11 still have a chance to Make a Musical Instrument at our craft workshop this Thursday, July 19 at 2 p.m. (registration online). Many thanks to the Estes Valley Library Friends & Foundation for making all these programs possible. We look forward to sharing more highlights—plus a big music-themed announcement—in our Summer Summary next month. May all of this joy—reading and music alike—endure this summer and beyond.

Lake Estes Men’s Golf Club Results For July 9, 2018 Kicker's Replay Tournament Place Winner Net Score 1 Jim Holder 24.9 2 Jerry Sanger 25.1 3 Ron Lukinovich 25.2 4 Mike Bryson 26.2

5 Blake Dommert 26.3 Hole Special Event Winner 3 Closest to Pin Jerry Sanger 5 Longest Drive Chris Shotts 9 Closest 2nd Shot Don Reeb

“Mine! Mine! This Land Is Mine!” The Kiwanis Club of Estes Park invites all to hear Lord Dunraven “relate” his Estes Park experiences. Come join us for breakfast at the Other Side Restaurant, 900 Moraine Avenue, to hear our local Kurtis Kelly share his acting talents and a very historically accurate impersonation of the scoundrel who tried to buy out Estes Park for his own interests. This special performance will be held on Friday, July 20. Plan to arrive promptly by 7:15 a.m., order breakfast, and enjoy the humorous spiels of Lord Dunraven during your breakfast meal. Call 577 1483 to reserve your spot. Cost is limited to a nominal charge for breakfast to be paid at the event.

Chad Elliot To Perform At YMCA Of The Rockies Chad Elliott to perform at YMCA of the Rockies On Sunday, July 15, Chad Elliott will be the guest musician for the 10:00 a.m. worship in Hyde Chapel. He will also perform a concert at 7:00 p.m. in Hyde Chapel. The concert is free and open to the public. Chad Elliott's life has served as fertile ground for music. Elliott has turned love, loss, fatherhood, divorce and homelessness into lyrics. He performs more than 200 shows each year and is lauded as “Iowa’s Renaissance man” by Culture Buzz. He has cultivated more than 1,000 songs in his career while also honing his skills as painter, sculptor and children's book author/illustrator (Wilderman’s Treetop Tales). Elliott’s early career demonstrates a love of folk, roots and singer-songwriter music. He has worked with many greats and shared the stage with artists of the highest caliber, including Odetta, Tom Paxton, Loudon Wainwright III, R.L. Burnside, Greg Brown, Bo Ramsey, etc. Today, his songwriting has made a marked shift to

Americana. On his 21st album, RINGGOLD, Elliott recorded songs at his home studio in Iowa. The studio, built in his grandparents’ former home, helped him connect with his roots and explore difficult songs about those closest to him. It was released in 2017. It travels back to the roots of his hometown in Lamoni, IA. The album is recorded in his grandparent’s home, which he purchased and was released in 2017. Elliott will release his 22nd album, Rest Heavy, which shows his love of rootsrock, soul, and blues music, on August 10, 2018. The self-produced album was recorded at the famed Sun Studio in Memphis, TN by Ples Hampton. Hampton said, “It was honestly one of the best sessions I've ever had up here. This is gold.” Greg Brown said of the new album, it’s “low, loose and full of juice. This album’s got a lot of life to it.” On this album, Elliott performs on acoustic guitar and harmonica, and is joined by his full band, The Redemptions. Chad Elliott was a finalist in the 2018 Kerrville New Folk Festival. To learn more about Chad Elliott and his music, visit This Sunday service and concert are a part of the Chapel Ministry’s 2018 Summer Worship Fest program. Learn more at:

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Old Gallery In Allenspark Presents Songwriters In The Round

Hunter Stone

The Old Gallery in Allenspark is making quite a name for itself for brining high quality musicians to the tiny mountain hamlet just 20 minutes from Estes Park. Last year, Biff Gore, contestant from Season 6 of The Voice performed at Hogabluesa, the annual beer, BBQ and blues event. At this year’s Hogabluesa on June 30, Eff and the Blues Express (which made the semi-finals at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis) performed. And the popular Songwriters in the Round Series, which debuted in 2017, attracts top regional singer-songwriters to the center for community and the arts. “Our songwriters love performing at The Old Gallery,” said Songwriters in the Round curator Theresa Peterson, cofounder of Boulder-in-the-Round at eTown Hall. “The Old Gallery has amazing acoustics and offers a Steinway piano for our songwriters to use,” she said.

Allie Chipkin

“But what the songwriters love most of all is the true listening room experience there. The Old Gallery audience is attentive and supportive. It’s much different than playing at a bar or coffee shop where patrons are more interested in conversation than a songwriter’s lyrics.” And that reputation is making it easy to recruit area songwriters. “We have songwriters turning down higher paying gigs in order to play at The Old Gallery,” said Peterson. The second songwriter event is Saturday, July 28 at 7 p.m. and will feature four artists who will take turns playing their original songs and share the story behind it, not unlike the famed Bluebird in Nashville. The four performers are Hunter Stone, Alexa Wildish, David Burchfield and Allie Chipkin. Boulder in the Round co-founder Hunter Stone’s songwriting echoes the

David Burchfield

simple melodic beauty of folk music of the past and his lyrical content paints pictures of the world we see around us. Stone kicks things up with the stomp of a foot drum and the bent notes of a pinky slide, bringing his lyrics to life with the emotional honesty of his voice. ( This is his second appearance at Songwriters in the Round. Alexa Wildish has been compared to the sounds of Joni Mitchell, Eva Cassidy and Laura Marling. She was the founder of a progressive folk band (Wildish) in Portland, Oregon but now resides in Boulder. ( David Burchfield is a Denver-based singer-songwriter. He is inspired by the American songbook from Woody Guthrie to Jeff Tweedy to Jason Isbell, and weaves together a rich texture of diverse influences to create an innovative folk sound that sounds simultaneously fresh and deeply rooted. ( Allie Chipkin is a Poughkeepsie native singer-songwriter based in Boulder. In 2016, Allie received Honorable Mention at the Telluride Bluegrass Troubadour's Contest. Listeners draw comparisons to

Sara Bareilles, Joni Mitchell, and Fiona Apple. ( Tickets to Songwriters in the Round are $15 each and available at The Old Gallery and Alexa Wildish You must be 16 years or older to attend. There will be a cash bar. “If you enjoy live music, if you appreciate hearing songs as they are born and the backstories behind them, if you appreciate artistry and value a true listening environment, you need to come experience Songwriters in the Round,” said The Old Gallery volunteer Steve Weaver, who along with his wife Holly BeaWeaver started the songwriter series in Allenspark. The Old Gallery is a not for profit that provides a twice-monthly food bank distribution, health and wellness classes, entertainment, the Rocky Mountain 101 Speaker Series, classes in art, yoga, improv theatre and memoir writing and more. Sixteen local artists also display and sell their artwork there. To view a complete list of all events, visit If you plan to attend the event, please consider carpooling. Do not park in front of The Old Gallery or the Fire Station, but in the parking lot located next to the Boulder County Transfer Station next to the Fire Station.

EPWGA Results For 7/3 & 7/10 Game of the Day was Flag Tournament. Using 100% handicap, the player sticks a flag into the ground where the ball lies after reaching the number of stokes that total par plus handicap. 1st Flight: (9 Players) 1st Place: Marianne Casey 2nd Place Tie: Megan Miller, Colleen Casey, Carla Spreng 2nd Flight: (12 Players) 1st Place: Claudia Irwin 2nd Place: Carolyn Hull 3rd Place: Gail Albers 3rd Flight: (8 Players) 1st Place: Cindy Minier 2nd Place: Floann Jett 3rd Place: Susan Newendorp 4th Flight: (4 Players) 1st Place: Kay Tritico

On Tuesday, July 10, the Game of the Day was Long Jane. Total gross scores on the 9 longest holes were scored, and adjusted for 50% of handicap. 1st Flight: (8 Players) 1st Place: Marianne Casey 2nd Place: Debbie Holmes 3rd Place: Colleen Casey 2nd Flight (9 Players) 1st Place: Jane McAfee 2nd Place: Claudia Irwin 3rd Place Tie: Hulda Bachman, Bonnie Ramsey, Pam Vendegna 3rd Flight (8 Players) 1st Place: Susan Newendorp 2nd Place Tie: Nancy Fuller-Micek, Laura Mulder 4th Flight (5 players) 1st Place: Lillian Szydlo 2nd Place: Johanna Gengler

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Robert J. “Bob” Haughey Ph.D.

June 17, 1931 – January 6, 2018 “Dr. Bob,” as he was affectionately called by many who loved him, a 44 year resident of Estes Park entered Eternal Life, on the Feast of the Epiphany, January 6, 2018, after a challenging medical year. Bob was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, educator, friend and mentor. A Life Celebration of Thanksgiving honoring Bob will be held July 14, 2018, Saturday at 11:30 a.m. in the outdoor amphitheater of Estes Valley Memorial Gardens, 1672 Fish Hatchery Road, Estes Park, Colorado. A “depression era” baby, Bob was born June 17, 1931 in Brooklyn, NY. His first generation Irish American parents were Francis & Helen (Rogers) Haughey, who came from hardworking, hope-filled immigrant stock; people who valued learning, compassion and humor. Bob was an ex-submariner, having served our country during the Korean War, as an Electronic Technician. It was this electronic training coupled with his natural skill set that gave him a “ticket’ into the corporate world, fol-

lowing his discharge from naval service in 1955. He was a quiet man who practiced the rare quality of ‘active listening’, this positive characteristic served him and others well, personally and professionally in the arenas of business, industry and academia. It was especially helpful when managing and educating fellow IBM employees for 37 years in the USA and the Pacific Rim. Bob married the ‘love of his life’, his cherished sweetheart, Kay Norton in their parish church April 30, 1955. Following wedding festivities the couple headed north, out of New York City to Poughkeepsie, NY where Bob began his long, satisfying career with IBM. IBM gave Bob an opportunity; Bob gave IBM his best! It was a time of major corporate expansion. Bob was able to serve in a variety of technical, administrative and management positions, while participating fully in the organizational setting up of several new locations throughout the country. This work experience led to his being invited to join the initial management team sent ‘out west to establish the IBM Boulder, Colorado facility in 1965. It was an exciting, exhausting time when Bob, Kay and their children (all east coast natives) were about to become ”Colorado Converts”! The family settled in Longmont, a wonderful, welcoming town (population 14,000 in 1965) where they participated fully in community and church life. Through CFM (Christian Family Movement), they encountered a loving, culturally diverse, supportive group of folks, many of whom would become life-long friends. But the mountains that Bob so loved were calling! So in 1971, the Haughey family headed west into “the hills”! Beautiful Big Elk Meadows, where they owned a little cabin, was their dream destination (1971- 1974) then on the magnificent Estes Valley, which

has been their “hometown” ever since 1974. Education-wise, Bob was a “plodder.” Following his 1949 graduation from a tech high school, he secured a full-time job as a Coal Sampler with Con Edison, NYC and began what was to become a lifetime of night and weekend classes, one course at a time. Through the decades, with Kay’s ever constant support, if a course of study could be fitted around employment schedules or family obligations, Bob took that course and Kay “held the fort”! In this way, Bob earned all four of his university degrees! All this academic “plodding” culminated in supreme joy, when in 1994 Bob was awarded his Ph.D. from Colorado State University as his grandchildren cheered and whistled from the balcony of Moby Arena at CSU in Fort Collins, Colorado. Truly a day to remember! Bob was 63 years old! Following early retirement from IBM, Bob went on to become an adjunct professor at Regis University, Denver. In 1997 he was chosen to receive the Excellence in Teaching award from Regis University. Bob loved and respected all of nature: the mountains, the ocean, the Sonoran Dessert of Arizona-Mexico. He was a wood carver, who climbed mountains (having guided many young people up Longs Peak) an ardent amateur geologist, rock collector, volcano explorer, star gazer and avid reader. He never ceased being in awe and appreciation for the incredible universe given us, the human family, by our loving creator. Possessing a dry Irish wit, Bob was “a master at putting the absurdities of life into focus, while making you laugh.” Punning with his children (and with similarly inclined pun-loving friends) was a form of humor he enjoyed immensely. Spending an afternoon sitting on his deck, coffee in hand, surrounded by books and birds looking up at his mountains was for Bob a taste of paradise, this was increasingly the case as his health began to fail.

As his hospitalizations increased, his little great-grand babes would visit, draw pictures, read their board books to him. Running their little trucks and buggies along the folds of his bed linens, he’d smile at them, thoroughly enjoying their innocent blessedness. What a gift! Left behind to cherish Bob’s memory is his soulmate and wife of 63 years, Kay Norton, Estes Park; and their children: Mary Catherine (Dorsey) Comeau, Brighton, CO; Helen Hess, Ft. Collins, CO; Fara Kelly (James) Arnold, Longmont, CO; Michael (Bonnie) Haughey, Ft. Collins, CO; Lidia Haughey, Wyoming/Montana; Matthew, Africa; ten grandchildren around the world; seven great grandchildren, many loving nieces and nephews; long- time friends and caring children, grands and great grands from second family marriages. Bob was proceeded in death by his parents, his only sibling a brother Dr. Frank Haughey, and a daughter Jeanne Norton Haughey Richards, a cancer victim. Kay and her family are profoundly grateful for the thousands of acts of kindness, they and her precious Bob received from the entire Estes Park Community in so many different ways by so many caring people during this difficult time. Blessings in abundance on all! Following the Celebration of Bob’s Life, a luncheon reception will be held at Rocky Mountain Gateway Trailhead Restaurant, 3450 Fall River Rd., Estes Park, just one half mile up the hill and west of Estes Valley Memorial Garden, where there is plenty of parking and easy access. Prayers and continuing small acts of kindness that make our world a better place would be a tremendous tribute to Bob’s memory. Donations may be made to Crossroads ministry, Inc., Estes Park, CO or St. Judes Children’s Cancer Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 – these were two of Bob’s favorite charities.

Bright Christmas Collects Donations Of School Supplies The new school year starts on August 21st and it’s time to start thinking of school supplies! Bright Christmas is ready to assist the families in our community who need help with the increasing expense of school supplies by taking donations of new supplies and, through the generosity of our donors, purchasing supplies. In partnership with Crossroads Ministry and the schools, qualified students can get their supplies at registration or at Crossroads starting on Wednesday, August 8th. If you are a family who would like help with sup-

plies for your children, please contact Crossroads

(970 577-0610) for more information. You do not have to be an active Crossroads client to get assistance with this opportunity! We are asking for donations of the following items: Glue sticks, #2 pencils (prefer Ticonderoga), 24 count colored pencils, Refillable, leak proof water bottles, Wire bound sketch pads, Crayola Classic Thin Markers. You can drop off any new school supplies at MedX, 158 1st St. (just off Highway 7), or Master Graphics, next to the

Post Office. If you would like to donate funds to help us with the cost of purchasing school supplies, please send a check to Bright Christmas, P.O. Box 2981, Estes Park, CO, 80517. We are a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization. Your donation is tax deductible. You may contact Nancy at 970 481-4390 for more information. This is our 34th year of providing a “helping hand” to our community’s families in need. Thank you for your continuing support of the Bright Christmas program.

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Franklin Arden Burke Long time summer resident Franklin A. Burke, age 83, formerly of Doylestown, Pennsylvania and recently of Peoria, Arizona, died February 17 in Sun City, Arizona. He was born March 12, 1934 in Topeka, Kansas, to John Wesley and Dorothy Mae (Crans) Burke. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Elizabeth K (Chapin) Burke, son Robert (Sharon), daughter Sally Badali, and granddaughter Angelina Badali. Surviving siblings include brother Clayton E Burke (Suzanne) and sister Barbara L Burke. He was predeceased by daughter Jennifer Burke and brothers John N Burke (Patty) and Daniel D Burke (Mary). Frank graduated in the summer of 1955 with a degree in Business Administration from Kansas State College (now University) and entered the US Air Force in April 1956. In his eight years with the Air Force he became a multi-engine pilot, achieved his master’s in finance at the University of Colorado, and served at Olmstead AF Base in Pennsylvania before becoming chief of the contract management office at the U S Embassy in London England. While there, he took additional advanced economics courses at the London School of Economics, which complimented his growing interest in the investment industry. Frank left the Air Force in 1964 to open a small securities brokerage firm “Burke, Lawton & Company” with business partner Nicholas Lawton, in Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania. Later, in 1971, he founded a companion investment management firm, Venture Securities Corporation, to provide necessary investment management services for clients of the brokerage firm. These firms combined and grew to become what is now BLBB Advisors, a full-service investment management company in Spring House, Pennsylvania, serving clients in 44 states and several countries. Before their recent move to Arizona, Frank and Elizabeth lived for more than 50 years in the greater Philadelphia area. During that period his contributions to the community were nu-

merous. He served for 28 years as member and Treasurer of the Board of Trustees of The Williamson College of the Trades in Media, PA—helping Williamson provide free technical and trade skill education for economically disadvantaged boys. During this time, he not only managed Williamson’s main endowments; he also became one of Williamson’s major financial supporters. He and Elizabeth purchased and operated the Omega Institute in Pennsauken, N.J. --a technical school helping non-traditional students re-enter the workforce. While long time members of Pleasantville United Church of Christ in Chalfont, PA, Frank held many leadership roles and helped to establish a fund providing educational scholarships and financial support to many in need within the congregation. He also directed significant gifts to the Lancaster Theological Seminary before and after his service on the Seminary’s Board of Trustees. He and Elizabeth also made significant philanthropic endowments for his alma mater Kansas State University. In addition, they have generously contributed college scholarship funds to the Ellis Foundation. Frank served on several private boards of banks and public companies. Frank was an avid collector of classic automobiles and enjoyed his time greatly with members of the Delaware Valley Antique Automobile Club. He also enjoyed travelling with his wife Elizabeth both overseas and in his motorhome among the states. Elizabeth and Frank spent many vacations in Estes Park and became members of the Summer Residents Association in 1984. Since then, they have had a lot of fun and have made good friends with the SRA people every summer. A memorial service to honor Franklin A. Burke has been scheduled at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday July 28 at the Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial gifts in Frank’s honor be made to Williamson College of the Trades, 106 S. New Middletown Road, Media PA 19063.

Hey Mr. Carpenter, tired of working 24/7?

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Rams Horn Village Resort

is seeking seasonal or year round, full time or part time employees to assist with lawn mowing, grounds cleanup, basic maintenance, and housekeeping. Competitive pay based on experience, plus benefits package for full time employees. Great working environment in Estes Park’s only Gold Crown Resort. Our business stays busy year round and 40 hours per week are available through the winter. We are looking for energetic, dependable people who are able to perform physical labor and who have strong customer service skills. Saturdays are required. Fill out an application at Rams Horn Village Resort, 1565 Colo. Hwy 66. EEOE



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PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION: resume, cover letter and application – e-mail to: Library Director Claudine Perrault, DATE POSTED: July 6, 2018 CLOSING DATE: Applications must be received by the Library Director no later than 9 pm Friday, July 27, 2018. EEO

What You Do: You work with the Library’s Program & Outreach team to build targeted services for the district’s immigrant residents. Using library resources, you are responsible for providing English Language Learning (ELL), citizenship, employment, public schooling, health and safety, social services, and any other topics immigrants need to participate successfully in American life. Reporting to Program Services Supervisor, you’ll collaborate with community partners such as Estes Park Schools, Larimer County Human Services, Faithbased organizations, dedicated volunteers, and other key stakeholders to deliver services and achieve results.

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Sip and Paint Instructor •Fun place to work -must be 21 or older. Bar hours and sip and paint classes will be evenings. Please drop off resume at Murphy's Resort 1650 Big Thompson Av. Call Loretta at 970-692-4380 with any questions.

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Kennel Assistant Part-time

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No experience needed, we’ll train you. Good pay and positive work atmosphere. Lots of work, come work with us! To apply call Marshall at 970-430-8335

L ane Guest Ranch 12 miles South of Estes Park

SEASONED An American Bistro Looking for Professional Service Staff Must be full of hospitality and be 'others oriented'... Call us at 970.586.9000. We can't wait to meet you!

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

Call Paul at 303-747-2176

The historic Stanley Hotel is seeking service providers who are dedicated to creating memorable experiences for our guests! Apply On Line at or Stop By Human Resources

We Are An Equal Opportunity Employer

SALARY FULL TIME ROLES Housekeeping Manager Executive Meeting Manager Chief Engineer Sous Chef

HOURLY FULL TIME & PART TIME & SEASONAL Housekeeping Room Attendants Banquet Captains Banquet Servers Banquet Bartenders Restaurant Servers Bartenders Night Auditor Front Desk Supervisor PBX Operator

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

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Yardwork 970-412-3478


The Town of Estes Park is accepting applications for: Emergency Services Dispatcher I Police Dept./Communication Center Hiring Range $20.84 - $24.48 per hour Non-Exempt Position Close Date: Open Until Filled Parking & Transit Manager Public Works Dept. Hiring Range $2,483 - $3,049/bi-weekly Exempt Position Close Date: Open Until Filled

Special Events Coordinator Community Services Dept/Special Events Hiring Range $23.99 - $28.19 per hour Non-Exempt Position Close Date: Open Until Filled Temporary Positions (Term-Limited)

Events Maintenance Worker (FT Temp assignment – 6 months) Community Services Dept./Special Events Hiring Range $16.69 per hour Non-Exempt Position Close Date: Open Until Filled Groundworker (FT Temp assignment thru 12/31/18) Utilities Dept./ L&P Division Hiring Range $22.22 - $26.11 per hour Non-Exempt Position Close Date: Open Until Filled Transit Information Assistant (PT Temp assignment thru 9/30/18) Community Services Dept. Hiring Range $11.73 per hour Non-Exempt Position Close Date: Open Until Filled

Retail Position

Full and Part time Year round, start right away Some evenings & weekends required Apply at 160 W. Elkhorn Ave. Seeking a passionate Sr. level Interior Designer interested in joining a growing team. Candidate will design spaces in new and renovated commercial and residential bldgs., establish a client base, and have 5+ years of experience w/excellent communication skills. F/T or P/T. Send resume to: Attn: Designer P.O. Box 508 Estes Park, CO 80517

Mountain Top Preschool and Child Care is currently seeking a child care professional. Send resumes to or 1250 Woodstock Drive Estes Park, CO 80517. For more information call Jodi at 970-586-6489.

WANTED: Music Director/Singers

for the Mountain Music Makers, a lively, performing, folk, 11-16 member, instrumental/choral ensemble. Call Dana, 970-646-5760

(Town employment application required)

Local Marketing District Board Voluntary Member Close Date: Open Until Filled Parks Advisory Board Voluntary Member (2 positions open) Close Date: Open Until Filled

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

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

• 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 which include health, dental, vision, life, short-term disability and paid time off.

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

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

Diamond Resorts Management, Inc.

Now Hiring Year Round Positions

Volunteer/Committee Board Positions Family Advisory Board Close Date: Open Until Filled

• Senior Living Environmental Services Technician (Maintenance Technician) Staring wage of $13.50. Full-Time year Round.

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

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




   235 West Elkhorn Ave. 970-586-5659

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

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

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

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


$300 Retention Bonus paid out twice each year!

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

Common Area Attendant Guest Services Agent Front Desk Housekeeper Night Auditor

Flexible schedule

Front Desk

Under New Management

Line and Pantry Cooks

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

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

WorldMark Resorts invites you to apply for:

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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RENTALS Apartments Furnished Studio Apartment $1100/month, includes utilities, No Pets, No Smoking Call Todd @ 970-586-8141

Commercial Rentals Wedding Reception Small reception hall available up to 49 guests. Bridal Shower, Wedding Reception, Reunions. Includes outdoor patio. Set up for catered activities. Convenient downtown location with great views. Available now. Call Thom at Verus Commercial, Inc. 970-586-2448 Commercial space for rent in Estes Park! 700 square feet total-one side is a garage with shelving with room for a trailer, the other side is open with a half bathroom. $1000 a month, with first and last month’s rent. Call Jeff at 970-297-8647. Class A Office 2014 Construction, Full Service, Furnished or Unfurnished offices in Downtown location, Near Town Hall. $450 to $550 per month. All internet options including Fiber available. Includes Conference Room, Handicap Restrooms, Copy and Scanning Facility, Coffee Room. Call Thom at Verus Commercial, Inc. 970-586-2448 Beauty salon, office or retail space for rent, avail. August 1, 2018. Hwy. 7 area, near fairgrounds, new community center and schools. Call 970-4204388 or 402-580-0077.

Room/Roommate Share a 2 bed ,1 bath duplex with a single female and cute puppy,no smokers ,$800 plus half of utilities. Deposit is $800 1771 Olympian Lane. Call Pat 303-947-4569






840 Old Ranger Dr. Fri - Sat , 7:30am - 2pm Antlers (moose, elk and YARD SALE Local Affordable Movers- Free sturdy wood cupdeer), antiques, office, 2310 Spruce Ave. Estes Park and surround- board, shelves and drawhousehold, electric roaster, 8am- 1pm, Sat July 14, ing areas. Experienced, in- ers. 7’ x 4’ x 2’ deep. Good air conditioner, sewing maSun July 15. Antiques & sured, careful, and strong, condition. 586-3780 chine/cabinet, lots of tools, Collectibles, furniture, tons Mountain Strong. Have a storage containers, vacof glassware and China, nice day. (970)-666-0313 cum, bedding, misc. Price 100’s of magazine 1930’s REAL ESTATE to sell! 60’s. Many fishing rods & For Sale: 2004 Camry, 4 Family Sale. reels, boxes of misc. Don’t 213k Miles. Great condiSAT 7/14. 8a-12p miss this one! No early tion, local car & mainteCommercial Furniture, Baby Gear, birds please. nance. New tires, CD Home Goods, Clothing player, 4cyl; Below KBB Commercial Spaces 1311 Brook Dr. Estes Park price @ $3,300, obo. LARGE STORAGE UNIT for sale and lease. Sale, Saturday, SALE! Large storage unit Call Eric. Anderson July 14, 8am-2pm full of antiques, furniture, Realty. 586-2950 Trucks Pine River Lane #88 lamps and miscellaneous. Follow green Counseling Other units having sales & orange Signs - Free Consultations also. Sat, July 14th, 8:00 RECREATION - Solution Focused am. 517 Pine River Lane. Estate Sales - Brief Therapy (970) 215-4030 Garage Sale ESTATE/GARAGE SALE; Equipment Sunday, July 15 Need to have one, but 640 Landers St. 8-11 a.m. seems overwhelming. Household items, We do the work, you make 2003 Ford-150 XLT Super misc, tents. the $. Local, Affordable, Cab V8, 132K mi, 1 owner, References. CALL NOW great condition no wrecks, 970-215-5548 GARAGE SALE new tires, captains chairs Saturday, July 14 from Priced Reduced! $4500 Misc. Sales 9-12. Rain or shine. Cash OBO 713-419-3036 only. 1140 Upper HOT TUB for sale. Up to Broadview Rd. Call today! 7 person LifeSmart HOT ATVs 720-379-7789 TUB plus the chemicals for Inspire Fitness CB1 Air GARAGE SALE Resistance Bike Trainer, it. If interested call 970m July 13-14 still in the box! $400. 586-4801. 2875 A 28th St. Boulder Artisan walnut & aspen taCompare at $599! bles, lamps, crosses 308-8219 Fender Acoustic(wholesale prices). Electric Guitar, like new Archery bows, arrows, Bicycles quivers, display rack; 32” $275 ANTIQUES TV; Blanco faucet: guitar Two lightly used R.V. Sequoia bicycle - good w/case; pottery; gift items; Batteries $50 each condition - 10 years old linens & things. 2051 So. 425 gallon Water Tank, serviced annually. Plus tire Polaris UTR Ranger Morris Ct. Fri & Sat - 8am new $300. Fits truck bed. General pump. $150 total. 512“570” Camo. 540 miles. Call 586-5975 to 1pm 917-1979. All maintenance is up to date. $8500 cash OBO. Misc. Annual Prospect Estates 970-685-8756 or LOST/FOUND Community Garage 303-868-4268. Sales Sat., July 14 8:00 A.M. to ?. 1610, Jazzercise has come to Found 1627,1703 Prospect SERVICES Estes Park! Estates Dr., 1749 Decker Jazzercise is the original Circle, 252 and 259 Lost dog found on Pole dance party workout, Solomon Dr. Hill Rd on July 4, 2018. Sewing/Alterations blending dance with Garden bench, skis, small Female, Ridgeback Pilates, yoga, kickboxing furniture, pillows, linen, breed?, reddish tan short Creative Sewing and strength training. 2015 GMC 4 door truck, hair, very friendly, has had Services Classes held at the bikes and carrier, mink some training. Call 952Summer Art Exhibit colCushions, chairtops, InCommunity Center coat, table and chairs, 484-2300 for info. lection of Estes Park and dustrial repairs & leather. Mon/Wed/Fri at 7 am tools, queen bed, patio others incl. Stirling, Byxbe, Local - call Beth More info and schedules set, a lot of toys, metal Vavra, Sanzen plus 970-492-5446 at or pedal car, fly fishing rods Picasso, Calder William and reels, knives, Coke HenryJackson, Clatworthy FREE DEMO CLASSES memorabilia, Indian and Piano Tuning and many other important on Tues, Aug 7 and Thurs, North Woods decor, bird artists open through Aug 9 at 8 am at 342 West houses, helmets, steins, Susan Novy, local piano August 1. Lone Tree tuner. Call for appt. Antiques and Fine Art, 115 Riverside Dr in Piccadilly mugs, popcorn machines, Square. 577-1755 picture frames, antique + 117 1st st. Eaton, www.estesparkpiano Colorado www.lonetreean- Free demos available for dresser, scale, vintage your group. items, BB guns, misc. Off 970-353-7951 Contact Patti for more in- Peak View between rt. 7 formation at 512-415-3886 and Mary’s Lake Rd. or Follow signs.




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Custom Homes, Additions, Kitchens, Baths, Historic Renovations, Remodels and Design Work

Charles Santagati 1191 Graves Ave Full service general contracting since 1998



HOME MAINTENANCE - Housekeeping -

Repair Remodeling

Daily - Weekly Cleaning

Call or Text Buck - 970.342.5684

Licensed and insured. NAWT certified, Boulder County Public Health license number A-082-16. General Contractor License Number CON-16-0212


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


25 YEARS 1993-2018

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

970-586-7711 |

• Hearing Aids / New & Repair • Hearing Evaluations • Hearing Protection • Ear Care / Wax Removal • Dizziness / Balance

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

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Sustainable SoluƟons Landscaping • Planting • Stonework • Maintenance Jeff Schmitt Owner


• Tree Care • Fencing • Irrigation 20 Years Experience Horticulture Background Licensed and Insured Locally Owned and Operated






Call us for all of your painting or staining needs!

• Residential/Commercial • Log Homes/Decks • Free Estimates • 4 Year Warranty

• Interior/Exterior • Power Washing • Local References • Licensed & Insured

Tim Stolz, Owner • 970-518-4001• 26 Years Experience e-mail: •






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Classic Cottage

Be the First to Enjoy


NE W Quintessential High Drive Cottage w/bonus guest cabin & incredible snow-capped views to the divide. Main cottage has large Great Room with wood burning fireplace and separate dining area that walks out to wrap around deck and those views, as well as 2br and a 3/4 bath. Attached guest cabin has bedroom/living area, kitchenette and full bath. Detached 2-car garage and a sweet 1/2 acre complete the package. A great place to enjoy year round or make into a popular vacation rental. Moments to RMNP!

1641 High Drive ~ $500,000

A Rare Opportunity!

Fine mountain living awaits at this brand-new home moments from RMNP and endless adventure. Enjoy an open floorplan with soaring greatroom and stone fireplace, main level master suite and guest rooms upstairs. Finishes include hardwood & tile flooring, hickory cabinets, alder trim, solid doors, finer appliances & fixtures, as well as stone, timber and metal architectural elements. Coveted A-1 zoning for easy renting, all city utilities and right on the hike/bike trail into RMNP. Act now!

2726 Ypsilon Cir ~ $695,000

Indoor Garden & Waterfall

NE W Bordering Rocky Mountain National Park, you'll enjoy the perfect location for those long weekends, endless hiking, blue-ribbon flyfishing and end of the road privacy. Listen to the sounds of Big Horn Creek & The Fall River, enjoy magnificent mountain views and abundant wildlife as they meander through the meadow. Main cabin is 893sf, with wall of windows in the greatroom, wrap around deck, 2 main floor bedrooms, full bath plus versatile loft. Historic 1930 sleeping cabin adjacent to the creek.

1855 Fish Hatchery ~ $499,500

Comfort & Grandeur

Magnificent mountain retreat with perfectly framed Rocky Mountain views in every direction, offering the privacy of 4.49 acres of wildflower meadows and mature aspen & pine. Enjoy over 4200sf of distinctive living, all the room you'll need for entertaining friends & family or quiet nights in front of the fire. Inviting outdoor spaces plus a 3-bay garage. Rare North-End property with all City utilities.

567 Little Beaver Dr ~ $1.1m

Enjoy easy living from this end-of-the-road home on .92/acre with BIG VIEWS, mature gardens & rock outcroppings. Wrap-around deck takes in the snow-capped views to the west and invites entertaining. Over 2900sf, with updated kitchen & spacious dining area w/wood burning fireplace. Large family room with vaulted ceilings, built-in storage & wet bar, efficient pellet stove, plus gorgeous indoor garden with waterfall. Master suite plus 2 more bedrooms, home office & huge garage/shop.

1352 Riverside Ln ~ $550,000

Ready for Your New Home

Located in the premier Grey Fox Estates subdivision, with access from Carriage Hills and Highway 7, this development was created by owners working with the terrain, natural features, sensitive to setting and views in order to develope some of the most beautiful & individual building lots in all of Estes Park. This secluded property is close to town and is ready for you to build your dream home.

Shadow Mountain Ct Lot ~ $215,000

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Estes Park News, July 13, 2018  
Estes Park News, July 13, 2018