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Included d Th T This i W Week: k • Museum Sale-Page 3 • Search For Hiker-Page 4 • Dance Pages-12 & 14 • Haunted House-Page 15 • Weekly Events-Page 22 • Ghost Towns-Page 32 And Much, Much More!

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FOR SALE IN-HOME PICTURE FRAMING SHOP OWNER relocating and must vacate 12’x25’ frame room. Complete with all framing equipment, great workbench, tools & supplies. BUYER must be able to dismantle, transport and move at own expense. - only serious buyers CONTACT: 970-685-0366

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The charge(s) are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. On October 2 at 2:21 p.m. Estes Park police arrested a 35 year old male from Arvada, CO on Raven Circle, who was found to be wanted on a warrant from the Clear County Sherriff’s office on a violation of a bail bond condition. He was transported to Larimer County Jail. On October 5 at 6:51 a.m. police were called to a disturbance at 101 S. St. Vrain Ave. Upon arrival they arrested a 45 year old male from Denver, CO and charged him with third degree assault, domestic violence enhancer, DUI and DUI per se. The victim was 42 years old. The male was Randy Mandel of Great Ecology and Lindsay McFarland, Estes Valley Watershed transported to the Larimer County Jail. Coalition discuss the re-vegetation process. Courtesy photo On October 6 at 7:43 a.m. police were notified of a suspicious vehicle in the 450 block of Stanley Ave. Upon further investigation police arrested a 46 year old male from Estes Park and charged him with DUI, unlawful possession of a controlled On September 18th Water Education Town and their partnership with HDR substance and possession of drug paraColorado provided a 5th anniversary, full- Engineering for their immediate rephernalia. He was transported to the day tour of the 2013 flood-affected zone sponse in analyzing and prioritizing isLarimer County Jail. along the Front Range, through both the sues as a key reason why the town was Highway 34 and 36 canyons as well as the able to immediately begin work on inEstes Valley. Featured speakers included stalling and repairing utilities such as Lindsay McFarland of the Estes Valley sewage and water. EVFPD firefighters genWatershed Coalition, Chris Eshleman of As the Town focused on utilities, roads erally respond to medical the Town of Estes Park, as well as repre- and crossings; McFarland and the Estes calls in their personal vehisentatives for Larimer County and the Valley Watershed Coalition focused on cles, allowing for a faster reBureau of Reclamation. The tour prothe rivers and riparian corridors. The sponse. On other incidents, firefighters vided an up-close look at a few of these Fish Creek projects stood out as unique respond to a fire station to respond in important projects. Participants disopportunities to address “green infradepartment apparatus with specialized cussed the initial actions that were taken structure.â€? McFarland discussed the equipment. to protect lives and property as well as process of collaborating with homeownDuring the week of September 30, the the subsequent projects that were underers, many who described Fish Creek as a Estes Valley Fire Protection District taken to recover and build resilience. haven to the willows, with sections so (EVFPD) responded to 15 calls for Eshleman and McFarland discussed the dense you often did not see the creek service. This included: Fish Creek projects. Eshleman, having a prior to the 2013 flood. “Our goal was to • Motor vehicle crashes: 2 very unique perspective spoke about his recreate these areas of dense vegetation • Emergency medical (assist EPMC): 5 experience both as a Fish Creek resident, through removal of sediment, and of • Smoke/odor investigation: 2 board member of the Upper Thompson course, the planting of many, many Sanitation District and the Water Super- plants.â€? • Alarms: 4 intendent for Town of Estes Park. DeFor more information about the Estes • Elevator Rescue: 1 scribing his first notification of the flood Valley Watershed Coalition, please send • Helicopter Standby: 1 as a “slight leakâ€? in the system, Eshleman your email request to quickly jumped into action, crediting the

Estes Valley Watershed Coalition & Town Of Estes Park Share Stories Of Success: Flood Recovery

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Historic Stanley Home Foundation Continues Progress The Town of Estes Park Trustees gave final approval to the Historic Stanley Home Foundation’s Special Review on August 28, 2018. The Foundation appreciates the unanimous support of our plan by the Town Community Development Department, Planning Commission and Trustees. This approval insures that the Foundation has permission to pursue its mission to purchase, renovate, preserve and operate the 1904 Rockside home of F. O. and Flora Stanley, to serve as a cultural center for local history education. Our volunteers and supporters know full well that unless the Stanley Home is purchased by our Foundation, it will face the probability of physical alteration, moving the home, building additional homes below it or even demolition and replacement. We must be sure it is saved. What was once an entirely new organization in October, 2016, has grown as a

tax-exempt, non-profit corporation. It is served by a Board of Directors of seven, a Community Advisory Group of twenty-one and a First 500 supporter list of over 550 citizens who know the importance of this home. Preparations are underway to begin the process of securing funds to purchase the site. Securing this home for the enjoyment and education of our town and visitors is a grass roots effort of citizen pride, to insure that the numerous acts of good citizenship by F. O. Stanley will long be remembered. Please play a part in this accomplishment. Much additional information will be shared in coming months. Please contact the Foundation office with any questions you may have. Our email address is and our website can be found at

Estes Park Museum Friends Hosting October 21 Clearance Sale The Estes Park Museum Friends Shop is preparing to pack away its books and gift merchandise for the winter as the museum closes for several months of remodeling. To help reduce the stock that has to be packed away, the Friends are hosting a one-day-only 20%-off sale on Sunday, October 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. To be eligible for the full savings, shoppers must be members of the Museum Friends & Foundation. Non-members will receive 10% off their purchases. Memberships will be available to purchase that day, starting at just $35 for individuals, with member benefits lasting for 12 months. All proceeds help raise vital funds for the Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation. The Museum Shop boasts a wide variety of one-of-a-kind items with a focus on Estes Park’s unique history and

mountain heritage. Visitors will find jigsaw puzzles, postcards, apparel, keepsake souvenirs, and framed galleryquality panorama reproductions of early Estes Park. And there are hundreds of books for both adults and children. Anyone out-of-town on October 21 will still be able to participate in the savings. Memberships and merchandise may be purchased that day by calling the Museum Shop at 970-586-6256 or by emailing shop manager Elaine HuntDowney at The Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation, Inc., is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit dedicated to supporting the Museum through fundraising, publications, volunteerism, special projects and events. More information on the organization is available by visiting

Parkinson’s Support Group Meeting The next meeting of the Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will be held Tuesday, October 16 in the Wasson Room at the Estes Valley Library, on 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. Questions, comments? Call Linda Hanak at 586-9633.

Haunted House at American Legion Post 119 Friday October 12 @ 7-10 pm, Saturday October 13 @ 7-11:59 pm (open late for a hospitality workers special!) Friday October 19 and Saturday October 20 @ 7-10 pm. See the ad in this paper! Come for the thrills and chills!!)


Tuesday, October 16 @ 6:30 pm. Fun and cash prizes for all ages!

Veterans Services

Thursday, October 18 @ noon-5pm Veteran benefits assistance and readjustment counseling. Call 970-586-6118 for an appointment.

Come watch the Broncos! We have the NFL Ticket! Sunday, October 14 @ 3pm Rams @ Denver. Thursday, October 18 @ 7pm Broncos @ Cardinals.

We want to feed you!

You don’t have to be a member or a veteran to join us for our lunches or dinners! Friday, October 12 @ 5:30-7 pm: Steak Night by the Sons of the American Legion $18. Monday and Wednesday, October 15 and 17 @ 11:30-1pm: YOU NEED PIE! serving Lunch at the Legion. Great food at great prices! Note the earlier time. Friday, October 19 @ 5:30-7 pm: All-you-can-eat Spaghetti and Meatballs $10.

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Search Continues For Ryan Albert In Rocky Mountain National Park Last Tuesday marked day four of the search for Ryan Albert in Rocky Mountain National Park. On Monday, the search included a dog team from Larimer County Search and Rescue, which was able to cover some of the lower elevations of the search area. Monday’s efforts did not include teams on the upper mountain due to hazardous weather conditions including snow and ice. On Tuesday, four technical teams reached high elevations in the Longs Peak area including Chasm View, the Keyhole, the Cables, Ledges, Boulderfield and Peacock Pool. No clues have been found. On Tuesday, the teams faced extreme conditions including waist-deep snow drifts, decreased visibility, cold temperatures, ice covered rock, avalanche hazards, wind and falling snow throughout the day. This caused slow moving travel with slips along the way. There was a winter weather advisory beginning that night in the Longs Peak area with three inches of snow expected and seven inches of snow on Wednesday. Based on the continued decreasing conditions that teams experienced, accompanied by

Wednesday’s forecast, the search teams had to take a pause in the efforts. There were no teams in the field on Wednesday. The safety of the search teams continues to be the priority for those managing the search. The projected forecast for Thursday seemed to show a bit of improvement which should allow teams to once again get back out to continue their search efforts. On Friday, October 5, Rocky Mountain National Park rangers were contacted by the Denver Police Department, who had been notified by a family member that Albert of Marlton, New Jersey was overdue. It was believed he was attempting Longs Peak on Thursday, October 4. Albert’s rental car was found at the Longs Peak trailhead on Friday afternoon. Albert was last seen leaving the Denver area early Thursday morning, October 4, wearing dark clothes and a backpack. Information received on Saturday indicates that Albert intended on climbing Longs Peak via the Keyhole Route. Park rangers would like to hear from anyone who has been in the Longs Peak area since Thursday, October 4, or who may have had contact with Albert regarding his planned route on Longs Peak. Please call (970) 586-1204.

Gail Albers Awarded Quota International Volunteer Of The Year At a meeting of the Quota Club of Estes Park this week, Quota President Mary Mesropian presented Gail Albers with the prestigious “Volunteer of the Year” award. Gail was nominated for this award by her club for always going above and beyond. This year she was co-chair of the Holiday Tree committee, the Taste of Estes committee and the AED Committee and a member of the Loan Closet committee along with all of her other duties within the club. Congratulations, Gail, this award is so well deserved!

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October Is Conflict Resolution Month Civil Discourse: Are We Beyond Hope? (Part II) To better equip citizens in resolving conflict, Melissa Westover, Executive Director and Manager of Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership, will address different aspects of conflict and give helpful ideas and resources regarding conflict management through weekly articles during October. Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership offers two programs to assist citizens of the Estes Valley in conflict resolution. These programs are Restorative Community Mediation for low level disputes and Facilitated Conversations for groups and individuals looking to resolve conflict in a less formal setting. For more information regarding these programs contact Melissa at or 970-577-3829. By: Melissa Westover, Executive Director and Manager of Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership Last week we discussed underlying issues that impact our ability to engage in civil discourse. We learned that values and how they are prioritized, based on current needs, can cause us to clash and send us down a slippery slope. Additionally, we learned that our responses often feed the divide through the cycle of emotional response, assumptions, judgment, mistrust and broken relationship. These issues are more internal and individual in nature. However, we also have external barriers that have great impact. In conflict resolution we call these structural issues. Structural issues are circumstances that we did not create. Instead they occur as a part of overarching structures that we function within. Following are just a few external barriers to consider. One often ignored barrier that has deep impact is history. Though we may not have been around when certain events took place, the harms and conflicts of the past still haunt us. This is difficult because there is nothing that can be done to change the past. Last week we talked about when the United States was politically and physically divided during the Civil War. In 1865, 153 years ago, congress passed the 13th amendment abolishing slavery. No one presently living was alive, yet the issue of slavery continues to plague us. Many want to forget the past and try to 'move on from here.' To others forgetting the past feels like an insult and further minimizes their struggle. Everyone brings their past experiences with them. So, if we are interested in civil discourse we must acknowledge the role that history (both long ago and recent) plays. Historic harm has deep consequences and requires continued commitment for repair. A more contemporary dynamic is the advent of technology. There are a few of us that remember hand-written letters and house phones. Now we have a plethora of options for communication and our access to information is instant.

Anyone else remember World Book Encyclopedias? Though most of us love our technology, a downside exists. Communication through text, email or social media allows us to hide behind our screens. Thus, people will say things through technology that they would not say in a face-to-face meeting. Facebook has become a popular avenue for stirring up controversy. And though a good healthy conversation can be beneficial, doing it in the context of social media robs participants of physical presence. Participants do not have the benefit of experiencing the nonverbal side of communication such as voice inflection and body language. (Emoticons don't cut it). This leads to major gaps in communication. When gaps exist, we tend to fill them with assumptions that may or may not be accurate. Though civil discourse can take place through social media, it pales in comparison to sitting across the table from a living, breathing person. In observing how folks enter a public forum discussion, it becomes evident that most come unprepared to engage in civil discourse. What most come prepared to do is to 'win'. The reason for our approach is because our societal structure is built around debate and competition. A debater hopes to persuade others to come to their way of thinking. Our justice system is primarily adversarial. This is not a judgment on debate or competition or even the judicial system, only an observance as to how these dynamics affect our ability to engage in civil discourse. Most of us have 'hills we will die on' regarding our values and beliefs. Yet with some adjustments, even those who are opposed in these important areas can engage in civil discourse. Let's examine a definition that I'd like to use as a point of reference for this discussion. Dr. Kenneth Gergen defines civil discourse as, "Engagement in communication to enhance understanding (italics mine). It neither diminishes the other's moral worth, nor questions their good judgment; it avoids hostility, direct antagonism or excessive persuasion; it requires modesty and an appreciation for other participant's experiences." Hmm, it looks like civil discourse means much more than polite or socially acceptable conversation. It says nothing about coming to agreement. But it does indicate that coming into a situation in the spirit of curiosity and respect is necessary. Even in light of the barriers we face, I remain optimistic. I believe in people's ability to change. Though some lack the will to change, I know there are plenty of people who are willing to shift and can assist in turning the current tide. For those who are interested in leading that charge, next week's article will give some practical ideas to help prepare for engaging and participating in civil discourse.

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League Of Women Voters Lunch Program Please join the League of Women Voters at the Bird and Jim Restaurant on October 29, 2018 at 12:30. Linda Sorauf from the Jefferson County League will be our presenter, speaking on the nonpartisan National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. This National Popular Vote is an agreement among a group of states and the District of Columbia to award all their respective electoral votes to whichever presidential candidate wins the overall popular vote in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Linda will provide an overview of what this National Popular Vote means to us, which states have passed it and why there is an active movement to do so. We hope you will join us for this thought-provoking

presentation. The cost of the buffet luncheon is $30 per person, with net proceeds going to benefit the work of the LWV of Estes Park. Please RSVP by October 15th as space is limited. You can go on the League’s website at and pay by PayPal, your own credit card or send a check to: League of Women Voters P.O. Box 564 Estes Park, CO 80517 If you have any questions, please contact Jean McGuire 630-4145259 or Liz Zornes 970-480-1888.

Save The Date For Eat, Drink & Be Scary! It’s a Halloween Party! It’s a celebrations that is sure to fright. Come dressed in costume and spook the night! Wine, beer and witches brew, and tasty snacks, like a finger or two. The party will be held on Saturday, October 27th during the witching hours, 7:00-10 p.m. with music provided by The

Mountain Town Trio. Cost to attend is $25 donation per person and this fundraiser benefits Cherish Our Children International. The party will be held at Jeff and Becky Robbins’ home, 441 Chiquita Lane, Estes Park. RSVP by calling 281-989-5587 or

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Voter Education Opportunities Provided By The League Of Women Voters The November election is just around the corner and ballots will be arriving in your mailboxes beginning October 15. The League of Women Voters has held several informative meetings to both educate the voters on the ballot issues and to provide them the opportunity to meet several of the candidates running for office. The League’s last educational meeting of the election season will be on October 18 when the candidates vying for the US House of Representatives will be participating in a Candidate Forum conducted by the LWV of Estes Park at the Town Board Meeting Room from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. All four candidates running for the office will be in attendance and include Peter Yu, Republican, Joe Neguse, Democrat, Roger Barris, Libertarian, and Nick Thomas, Independent. Please mark your calendars to join us. Prior to the forum, the candidates will be meeting with local students at the Estes Valley Library from 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. Any students who which to meet the candidates are welcome to join in. Besides hosting local events for citizens to learn election information, the League of Women Voters, through the work of League volunteers across the country, also offers, a one-stop-

shop for election related information. This innovative voter resource provides nonpartisan information to the public with both general and state-specific information. Just enter your address to build your ballot. With our voters’ guide you can see the races that will be on your ballot, compare candidates’ positions side-by-side and print out a “sample ballot” marked with your preferences. All statements and videos are posted directly by the candidate, unedited by the League of Women Voters and do not express the views of the League. In addition, Ballot Issue Pamphlets, prepared by the League of Women Voters of Colorado are available in several public locations throughout town including the Estes Valley Library, Town Clerks’ Office, Good Sam’s, Crossroads Ministry, and the Estes Valley Community Center. The LWVCO has prepared this pamphlet as a public service to promote civic responsibility by providing nonpartisan information about the issues that citizens will be asked to vote on in the November 6, 2018 election. If you should have any questions, please contact us at

RMNP Announces Winter Pile Burning Operations Fire managers from Rocky Mountain National Park plan to take advantage of the forecasted winter weather conditions to burn piles of slash generated from several fuels reduction and hazard tree removal projects. Slash from these projects has been cut and piled by park fire crews and contractors during the last two years and is now dry enough to burn. When fighting the Fern Lake Fire in 2012, firefighters were able to take advantage of previous and existing prescribed fire and hazardous fuels treatment areas that provided a buffer between the fire and Estes Park. Prior hazard fuels projects were instrumental in stopping the fire from jumping Bear Lake Road. Pile burning operations will only begin when conditions allow. The piles are located in a variety of locations on both the east and west sides of Rocky Mountain National Park. The locations on the east side of the park include the Deer Mountain area and along Bear Lake Road between Hollowell Park and Bierstadt Trailhead. Some piles are also located on the west side of the park in the Kawuneeche Valley. The fuel reduction projects are de-

signed to reduce significant accumulations of forest fuels that can generate extreme or problematic fire behavior adjacent to urban interface. By reducing the potential fire behavior, the wildland fire risk to firefighters and the public is significantly reduced. However, these projects are not designed as a stand-alone defense against wildfires nor are they guaranteed to hold a wildfire in the worst of conditions. Please do your part and complete wildfire mitigation on your property. To learn more about wildfire mitigation around your home visit Safety factors, weather conditions, air quality and other environmental regulations are continually monitored as a part of any fire management operation. Prescribed fire smoke may affect your health. For more information see For questions about this project or information about Rocky Mountain National Park please call the park’s Information Office at (970) 586-1206 or visit

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It is the 21st century and natural disasters are growing ever more common on this planet of ours—our one and only life source. We’re witnessing—or experiencing— the hazardous consequences of: • earthquakes (a sudden release of energy in the Earth’s crust, causing land mass convulsions), • volcanoes (the spewing of hot lava and deadly ash from deep within the earth’s core), • tornadoes (a forceful column of wind that tosses aside everything in its path as it collides with the earth), • hurricanes (a twister that forms over the ocean, often heaving dangerous amounts of water over the land. In the Atlantic and Northeast Pacific, these devastating storms are called hurricanes. In the Northwest Pacific they are called typhoons and over the South Pacific and Indian Ocean they are referred to as cyclones. No matter what they are called, they are catastrophic.), • tsunamis (the displacement of a large volume of water—monstrous walls of water—caused by undersea earthquakes or volcanic eruptions), • heat waves (a period of excessively high temperatures), • drought (a prolonged period of hot, dry winds and shortage of rainfall resulting in parched soil) • avalanches (a mass of snow and ice careening down a mountainside) and landslides (an avalanche made up of earth, rock and sometimes mud), and those that hit closest to home: • blizzards (winter storms of heavy snow and powerful winds), • floods (a seemingly ceaseless overflow of water that covers land not usually under water), and • wildfires (large infernos usually started in wildland areas often caused by lightning and drought). With each news report of an impending adverse occurrence, I am intensely aware of my own vulnerability. Next time will I be the victim? Will my family pull through, my neighbors rebuild? I am extremely fortunate because so far

I’ve survived all the storms I’ve had to face (really, just the Flood of ’13). But so many souls haven’t. The loss of life and property has impacted communities around the globe and the demise continues to pummel us harder, faster, deeper and wider. This is our earth, the only place we have to live. She is convulsing, spewing, colliding, heaving, tossing aside, careening, burning. These “acts of God” are angry, violent events that seem to be growing more ruinous, increasingly intense, and deadlier with every new season. I view these tragic events as messages from our planet to shape up or soon we will all be kicked off. She can eradicate us all if she wants to, and I wouldn’t blame her if she did. Then she can start fresh and hope for better next time. It’s happened before and is bound to happen again. We can’t win against these incidents, each one seemingly worse than the last. So what do we do? This is what I do: (aside from making an effort to walk when I could drive, compost, avoid using plastic, etc.) I find a quiet place outdoors, I sit still and I listen. I perceive this planet’s anger in the messages she is sending us: hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires. She’s trying to reach us—to get us to pay attention. I hear our lovely Earth cry out for help. I see her wilt in the heat and witness her tears in the rain. I sense her attempts to cleanse herself through fire and wind and water. I know she is begging us to change our ways and begin caring for her as she cares for us. I apologize to this fragile planet we call home, I do my small part to try to heal her (although I commit my share of offenses), and with a heart more than halffull of hope, I look for the sun to shine between parting clouds. You may let The Thunker know what you think at her e-mail address, © 2018 Sarah Donohoe

Library Book Drop Access To Close Temporarily The Estes Valley Library’s book return drops on Elkhorn Avenue are scheduled to be closed several days next week for repairs and refurbishing. Dur-

ing this brief closure, patrons may still use the 24-hour outside return drops located on the library’s north side, next to the delivery entrance.


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Pumpkins & Pilsners In Bond Park This Saturday, October 13th Sip suds from a souvenir mug - featuring brews from the Estes Park Brewery, Rock Cut Brewing Co. and Lumpy Ridge Brewery. Then, grab a bite from one of the food trucks featuring comfort foods, festival favorites and tasty treats! Live Music Line-Up Begins at Noon 12:00-1:30 p.m.: Wendy ColonnaWendy’s songs echo swampy, southern roots. Her resonant, signature, grit-infused-honey voice can move from a sweet whisper to a full-on bayou-soulDon’t miss one of the best free fall festi- shout without skipping a beat. 2-3:30 p.m.: Policulture- Policulture is vals this Saturday, October 13th from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. in Bond Park. Pumpkins and the original mountain reggae band from Boulder, CO. PoliculPilsners has activities ture emanates heavy and entertainment for drum and bass with a all ages. The perfect roots rhythm, melodic place to pick your horn sections and conpumpkins with live scious lyrics. music and craft beer for the adults, as well 4:00-6:00 p.m. Amplias games, crafts and a fied Souls- Classic and bounce house for the current Pop, Rock, little ones. Bring the Blues and Rock Anwhole family and plan thems... Pure rock ena fall outing around ergy! this fun event! This incredible event is Family Fun the largest annual fundraiser for the local Enjoy additional free non-profit organization, children's activities Families for Estes (FFE). like pony rides (free All profits from the fesfrom 1-4 p.m.), face tival go directly back painting (free from into the local commu11-3), kids art activity nity to support educabooths, bounce house tional, recreational and and giant lawn games. family friendly opportuChallenge your nities to all who live in friends in the strider and enjoy playing in mini-bike course Estes Park. For more in(bikes and helmets formation about FFE, please visit us at provided). The pumpkin patch sells or Like and pumpkins for only $5 each and you can set them aside in the well-guarded 'sold' Follow us on FACEBOOK: Families For Estes. corral while you enjoy the fun. Beers & Bites Each year a hand-picked selection of seasonal, local craft beers are on hand.

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Over 60 Vendors At Treasure Tables Arts & Crafts Sale This Saturday “Treasure Tables” expands vendors and venue space as the 5th Arts & Crafts sale this Saturday, October 13th, opens from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at The Pavilion in Stanley Fairgrounds. Local P.E.O. Chapter IY’s annual fundraiser for P.E.O. In-

wearable art. From delightful books for children and cozy, hand-knitted items to unique laser art, metal and artwork, the vendors have given the attendees solid selections for both yourself and gifts. Home decor includes quilts, Christmas placemats, wreaths and centerpieces, exquisite photography and artwork, deco-

ternational’s educational projects benefits women of all ages to further their Courtesy Dave Landers educational opportunities. We appreciate rative wood products, antler items, bird your support in this mission and hope houses, folk creatures and more! you find this to be a fantastic shopping This year, not only will Treasure Tables have vendors selling delicious delicacies, infused fruit butter, nuts, fruits and oil, along with the annual Chapter IY Bake Sale, but also lunch is available for you to purchase at the food truck! Eddy

event for all ages. This year offers many returning vendors and adds many new exciting products, all of high quality and artistic designs. The vendors come from a variety of towns and states, as well as our own Estes Park. This year we are pleased to have more P.E.O. chapters participate (Denver, Estes Park and Longmont),

which only further helps this philanthropic organization. From silk scarves, leggings, soaps, and fantastic jewelry to beef jerky and beyond, Treasure Tables will be the ideal

place for your fall and holiday shopping. Wonderful hostess gifts and amazing hand-crafted cards and timeless embroidery items will be available. Don’t forget to check out the survival hats. Pamper yourself with amazing soaps, lotions and

Outs Whitewater Wraps will have tacos, burritos and nachos. Meat options include chicken, carnitas, bacon and ahi. Non-meat options are tempeh, tofu and

sweet potato. We even have options for vegans, vegetarians and gluten free. Doors open at 9:00 a.m. this Saturday at the Pavilion for a shopping extravaganza of Arts & Crafts. Come support Chapter IY and enjoy the spirit of giving. Follow us on Face Book: TREASURE TABLES Estes Park.

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AMUSE-BOUCHE: Colorado Lamb Meatball ONE: Smoked Quail Poblanos Rellanos TWO: Charred Rare Bison Tartare THREE: Sous Vide Pork Belly DESSERT: Preserved Palisade Peach Cake

Larimer County Puts Two Camper Cabins Up For Auction Larimer County Department of Natural Resources has placed two of its camper cabins up for auction. Bidding closes on Oct. 18, 2018. The department is selling two cabins currently located at Hermit Park Open Space. Both cabins were built in the late 1970s from a log cabin kit of unknown origin. They are both one-room cabins roughly 20.5



feet long by 17 feet wide with outside decks. Details are available at the auction website: (search for “Hermit Park cabins”) The buyer(s) is responsible for all cabin removal work and costs. Cabins must be removed from Hermit Park Open Space between Nov. 1-16, 2018. Both cabins are being sold “as is” and are available for inspection at Hermit Park Open Space, 17 Hermit Park Rd., Estes Park, CO, by appointment. Contact Shane Fraser at

Free Residential Slash Collection This Weekend

To help prepare for the coming wildfire season, the Estes Valley Fire Protection District is hosting two slash drop-off events. From 8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon this Saturday, October 13th and Sunday, October 14th, property owners within the fire district are encouraged to bring slash to the Town of Estes Park property located at 640 Elm Road. The site entrance is on the right-side of Elm Road, just past the turn off to the Waste Management Transfer Station. Appropriate materials can only be accepted during the designated times within the gated area. Please note that if guidelines are not followed, the Fire District may not be able to host future slash drop-off events. Slash consists of tree trimmings, small tree trunks and shrubs that have been removed to create or improve defensible space around structures. Materials accepted: • Branches/tree trimmings • Small tree trunks • Shrubs (no root balls) NOT acceptable: • Pine needles, cones and other small yard debris • Stumps • Flood debris • Material from businesses/commercial sites EVFPD extends thanks to the volunteers working these events and to the Town of Estes Park for providing the drop-off location and assistance with moving materials.

Start improving the defensible space around your home now! Fire fighters appreciate all the work property owners do to reduce wildfire hazards before there is an immediate threat. Once a wildfire threatens an area, there isn’t time to do this important mitigation work. Here are some actions you can take to create a Firewise home with surrounding defensible space. • Thin continuous tree and brush cover around all structures. • Clean out gutters and roof areas where pine needles collect. • Clean pine needles and other debris from under decks and in corners of structures. • Mow grass and weeds around structures. • Prune tree branches to eliminate the possibility of fire reaching the branches. • Remove any small tree or shrub from under large trees to eliminate a ladder for fire up to the tree branches. • Stack firewood at least 30 feet away from any structure. • Post reflective house numbers at the edge of the road so they are clearly visible both day and night. • Make sure the driveway is at least 12 feet wide and all tree branches are cleared to a height of 14 feet to allow emergency response vehicles safe access to all structures.

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Estes Park Archives Program This Saturday

1918 intake file for prisoner John C. Simms of Estes Park. Photograph courtesy Estes Park Archives

John Simms, Estes Park's first convicted felon, entered the penitentiary in Canon City in April 1918, and was paroled a few months later. How much do we know about Mr. Simms, how much of his life before and after prison can be recovered? More importantly, how much do we know (or care to know) about his victim, a 16year-old girl essentially buried in an unmarked grave next to her adoptive

î ˘ank You Estes Park residents, businesses, agencies, non-profits, service groups and visitors for allowing us the privilege of serving this community for eighteen years. We truly appreciate it and look forward to many, many more!

mother in Loveland? Join the Estes Park Archives at Molly B's restaurant this Saturday, October 13 at 1:00 p.m. for a free one-hour program "John Simms A Century Before #MeToo." You don't need to know anything about Estes Park history to participate, and plenty of parking is available across the street. Call 586-4889 for more information.

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Fine Arts Guild Brings Objectivity Dance Theatre To EPHS This Weekend The Fine Arts Guild of the Rockies is proud to present Objectivity Dance Theatre, October 13th at 7 p.m. and October 14th at 2 p.m., at the EP High School Auditorium. Please join us for this one-ofa-kind show that mixes contemporary ballet, circus artistry, and physical theatre. Movement artists Jennifer Aiken and Peter Davison astonish audiences and reveal shared aspects of life through their movements with objects, and each other. Davison, winner of the Ballet Builders New Choreography award in 2009, joined with Aiken to explore their shared love of dancing with objects and a desire to create something new. Together, they formed Objectivity Dance Theatre in 2015, and have been treating audiences to their unique layering of virtuosity, dance, imagery, and humanity ever since. Aiken is a Colorado native who has been dancing and performing since the age of five, while Davison began his career as a teenaged juggler on the streets of L.A. This performance is unlike any other, yet accessible to all audiences, young and old alike. The per-

formance is free to Fine Arts Guild members, $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $10 for children under 18. Tickets are available at Macdonald Book Shop, at the door, and online at

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Scare Up Some Fun At The American Legion Haunted House By: Laurie Button

Ghosts, ghouls, and frightening creatures of the night have taken up residence in the lower level of Joseph J. Duncan American Legion Post 119. Thrill-seekers are invited to venture into “Haunted House 2018” from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights Oct. 12-13, 19-20, and 26-27. Admission is $15. A special Kid-Friendly Day is slated from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28th with admission just $5. Local resident Kovo Mendoza is the artistic director and consultant for the Legion’s second annual Halloween event. He’s been working “full speed ahead”on the design since July. A theater major in college, Mendoza utilized his experience in stage production, lighting, and sound to create a frightening and entertaining experience for people of all ages. His enthusiasm is fueled by a life-long fascination with Halloween. Before assisting with the Legion’s project, Mendoza was the creative force behind the “Scary Hayrides” at the Elkhorn Lodge. The 2018 design includes more rooms and hallways than last year’s Haunted House—sixty feet more to be exact. This will make the experience much more intense and intimate for those who enter the 35 x 35-ft. space. Several dozen Legion members and area residents have helped with the construction to turn

Mendoza’s vision into reality. In addition, local businesses, organizations, and individuals have purchased the personalized tombstones that greet everyone as they enter the Post. So, what can people expect this year? “I’m concentrating on creating illusions that will leave you disoriented,” said Mendoza. In recent years he’s visited more than twenty different haunted houses in Colorado both to have fun and gather new ideas for his own project. The Legion festivities will include a snack bar, bake sale, as well as games for children to play and win prizes while waiting. The more adventurous attendees will find themselves testing their skills at a paint ball booth in a shed outside the building. The cost? Twenty-five shots for $6. For the hungry at heart, dinner will be served each of the three Friday nights. October 12th is Steak Night; the 19th will feature All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti and Meatballs; with Beef Stew and Dumplings on the menu October 26th. This is the Legion’s largest fundraiser of the year with proceeds going toward operating and building maintenance costs. Joseph J. Duncan American Legion Post 119 is located at the corner of Highways of 7 and 36 in Estes Park. Call 970-586-6118 for more information.

JACK AND WENDY TORRANCE CORDIALLY INVITE YOU TO TWO STORIES OF FUN, 1920S JAZZ LOUNGE, SILENT DISCO, IMMERSION ACTORS, PHOTO BOOTH, DANCE PARTY, DRINKS, HORS D'OEUVRES, $1500 IN COSTUME PRIZES* OCTOBER 20 8 PM STANLEY HOTEL Ticket price includes: access to Shining Ball, hors d’oeuvres, inclusion in costume contest, and two complimentary drink vouchers • Must be 21 or older * Costumes are required • Costume Contest will select three category winners each with a $500 cash award!


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I really enjoyed my time in New Orleans with friends. After that, I rented a car and drove to Larose, LA. Larose is a little town on Bayou LA Fouche and the Intercostal Canal. My sister has lived there for so long she sounds like a Cajun. She is 96 years old. I am much younger as I was the caboose and as my mother used to say, “I was an accident, but a pleasant one.” I then drove to Lafayette, LA to meet a granddaughter to go with her to Houston. All was going along “splendidly” until the Lafayette airport where I could not figure out how to return the rental car. This is a rather small airport. Finally, I noticed an Avis garage and asked where the Enterprise return was. “Oh, just follow that road (more like a dirt path) and you will see the parking lot,” the nice man tells me. This I did and parked the car in the Enterprise lot. I did not see any sign of an office so surmised that some form of bus would pick me up… right? There I sat for 39 minutes until another car arrived and I asked the driver what I was supposed to do, “Oh you have to walk over there into the airport and find the Enterprise desk to turn in your car” the gentleman told me. Thank goodness he came along or I think I would still be sitting in the Lafayette airport parking lot. All went well after that little “hiccup” as Elizabeth, my granddaughter, arrived and picked me up and away we went to be

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with my other daughter in Houston. She just moved to a new home and I helped her unpack and we had a wonderful time visiting. Houston was very hot and humid. Going from there to here is quite an adjustment. Now we are supposed to have snow. What is better than a good bowl of chili on a cold snowy night? Not in Houston but here is Estes, chili sounds great.

Homemade Chili 2 lbs. ground beef 8 slices of bacon cut into small pieces. 1 (29 ounce) can tomato sauce 1 (29) ounce can kidney beans, drained 1 (29) ounce can pinto beans, drained 1 medium diced onion 1 can of green chilies with liquid 1 stalk diced celery 1 large can of diced tomatoes 2-3 tsp. cumin 3 Tbs. chili powder (less or more to taste) 1-1 ½ tsp black pepper 2 tsp salt or to taste 3 cups water Cook bacon in large skillet until crispy. Remove bacon and drain the pan, leaving about 2 Tbs., of fat. Brown meat, breaking it up into small pieces. Drain meat and place into a large pot. Combine all ingredients and add to meat along with the bacon. Bring to simmer and cook for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally. When chili has thickened to your liking, serve with grated cheese or sour cream. Fresh chopped onions are also a nice addition. Adjust seasoning to taste. This could be cooked in a crock pot but only add 2 cups water. At the end, I like to add a slurry of corn meal and water to lightly thicken and give it a good taste. This could also be served over spaghetti as is done in Cincinnati. My email is esther.cenac@gmail,com Bon Appétit.

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Top Guides To Tie Favorite Trout Flies The Alpine Anglers October meeting will feature two of the area’s top fly fishing guides demonstrating how to tie the flies they rely on when fishing local streams. Frank Drummond was a lead guide for Estes Angler and Laughing Grizzly Fly Shop in Longmont. He has a penchant for the small streams of Rocky Mountain Park and enjoys showing visitors how to catch the fish. As a guide, he likes flies that are effective—but quick and easy to tie. As Brush Creek Cane, Frank also crafts beautiful cane fly rods that are highly sought after in the region. Matt Schaffer has been guiding in the area for five years and has taught many fly tying classes. Matt likes to show the fish something a little different, so he brings imagination and innovation to his tying. Matt also guides hiking and snowshoeing trips throughout the winter through Kirk's. The meeting is Wednesday, October 17 at the American Legion Hall in Estes

Park. A social hour starts at 6:30 p.m., and the program will begin at 7:00. The public is invited. Come learn from some local experts.

It’s My Privilege. “Dr. K,” as he’s affectionately known, still remembers his rst delivery, a refugee mother, like it was yesterday. And because he’s often there for a mom’s prenatal, labor and delivery, and postpartum care, he’ll probably remember your delivery, too. What’s more, our nurses back him up with excellent bedside care, often at a 1:1 nurse-to-patient ratio. Personalized, highly attentive care—just what you want on your family’s biggest day.

Dr. Martin Koschnitzke, MD, CPE, FACOG Women’s & Newborn Care

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

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The Rich Flanery Team has been serving the Estes Park Community for over 20 years. Our team has over 80 years of combined experience in helping families find the home loan to fit their needs. We offer a full range of products – FHA loans, VA loans, Conventional loans, Rural Home loans, Reverse Mortgages and many more. We are looking forward to working with you to make your dreams come true in a practical way. But it starts with a conversation.

So, give us a call today at (970) 577-9200 and let our team get to work for you!

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Phone (970) 577-9200 501 Saint Vrain Lane, Suite 101 Estes Park, CO 80517

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3nd Annual Art Gala la November 9, 2018 In a small mountain village, All the people joined to celebrate The youngest of them all

An evening for adults to celebrate local artists at a fundraising event to support early childhood education in the Estes Valley. Local food and beverage, artists’ silent auction, children’s art for purchase, and entertainment throughout the night!


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EVRPD To Host First Annual Dodgeball Tournament Sunday, October 28

Estes Valley Recreation and Park District (EVRPD), provider of numerous recreational and community activities in the Estes Valley, is excited to announce its First Annual Halloween Dodgeball Tournament on Sunday, October 28 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Estes Valley Community Center. Practice your dodge, duck, dip and dive moves with your team of six. Get creative with your costumes. And then bring your team spirit, costumes and dodging skills for your shot at getting crowned the Estes Park Dodgeball Tournament Champion. The winning team will have their champion banner hung in the Estes Valley Community Center gym for a year, just like the pro teams.

Prizes will also be awarded for the most creative costume, best dressed team and best team name. Teams should be made up of six players 16 and older and may be co-ed. Each team is encouraged to get creative with a fun name and costumes. Cost to participate is $50 per team and the tournament is a double-elimination format. To encourage family participation, EVRPD will also offer a children’s version dodgeball game at the same time. Hurry! Registration deadline is October 24. To register your team or for more information, visit or call Lauren Pavlish at 970-4801366.

Kaelin Flanery 12th Grade Congratulations to Kaelin Flanery, the Estes Park News Student of the Week for October 12, 2018. At EPHS Kaelin enjoys being on the swimming and soccer teams. She earned her varsity letter in swimming three times and won All Conference in the 200 free, and she lettered in soccer. She maintains a 4.08 GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society. Outside of school she likes being creative and enjoys making funny videos, drawing and painting. Kaelin’s favorite quote is “Everybody is a genius but, if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its this quote to be very interesting. whole life believing that it is stupid” by After high school Kaelin plans to attend Albert Einstein. She has always found the University of Wyoming. Bank of Estes Park Student Legacy Award: In addition to being awarded the Student of the Week, each winner will be given the opportunity to nominate the school program of their choice for the chance to win $500. At the end of the school year, one such nomination will be randomly selected, and that school program will be awarded the $500 Bank of Estes Park Student Legacy Award, in that student's name.

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WHAT ‘PARADISE IS…WHEN ‘PARADISE’ ISN’T When I first moved to Estes Park one of the first things I bought to show my pleasure at being here was our famous bumper sticker: ‘Another Ho-hum Day in Paradise’. Most of us living here believe that the word, ‘Paradise’, tells it like it is when discussing where we live. Our majestic mountains, our constant intermingling of wildlife with people, our still-green forests, currently changing with the seasons, all herald the wonder of the world we are blessed to live in. I get choked up when I hear the Lazy B crew (or Merle Haggard) ask “Have you ever lived in Colorado?” and suggest that “If God doesn’t live in Colorado, He must spend an awful lot of time here!” And that certainly is my thought as I view our ‘Paradise’. No wonder millions of people flock here to share all the richness that we experience all year long! And I firmly believe that most of them go home from here thankful that they received a wonderful welcome from those of us who live here, and look forward to the time that they can return. Because we want it to be as wonderful a place as it can be, we are constantly trying to make it more enjoyable and more accommodating so that their…and our… experience can be as good as it can be. As a result, decisions are constantly being made by our local boards and elected officials to consider and try to determine what is best for all concerned, us and our visitors, so we can joyfully say: ‘Welcome to Paradise!’ As we know, ‘Paradise’, is a Biblical term. It was used when Jesus promised the thief on the cross: “Today you will be with me in Paradise!” Paul reported about ‘a man (himself?) who was caught up into Paradise’ and saw things he couldn’t describe to others anticipating going there. ‘Paradise’ is used to describe that wonderful eternal home to which God wants to welcome His people. From all of that, and accompanying descriptions, we know that it is a wonderfully beautiful place…even better than our ‘Paradise’. So, that is ‘what’ true ‘Paradise’ is…the setting to which we are invited. However, there is much more to the ‘Paradise’ that God calls us to. It’s not just the beauty of the setting, it’s the beauty of the spirit of those there. That’s why the Bible is clear that there are some people who will not be found there. ‘Love’ will be obvious everywhere there. Paul describes that ‘love’ as being ‘not just word and tongue’, (verbally expressed) but ‘in deed and in truth’ (action). Elsewhere he says: “Love is kind, love is patient.” In the true Paradise love will be everywhere…no animosity, no hate. Another characteristic of that Paradise is ‘honesty’ and ‘truthfulness’. No liars will be found in God’s Paradise, rather: “All liars will have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone… which is the second death.” In a list of things that God ‘hates’, two of the seven relate to this. “God hates a lying tongue!” “God hates a false witness that tells lies!” Another that God hates, those “who spread strife among brothers”. When is Paradise not a paradise sharing qualities like the real paradise?...when it lacks love and truthfulness among its inhabitants. As we live in a city and area that has so many decisions being made and so many projects being contemplated: housing projects, recreational projects, service projects, and the like, we need to remember that, as we individually and collectively weigh and take our stand, love and truth must be paramount. We would do well to apply a formula I saw recommended by a billboard in Montana. It says: “Before you speak: ‘Is it true? Is it kind? Is it loving? Is it necessary?’” May our ‘paradise’ here reflect the beauty and spirit of that ‘paradise’ there. Bob

Rocky Mountain National Park Presents “Words Of Preservation” Tour National Park in mid-October. A National Park poetry presentation by the dynamic duo is scheduled at the Park’s Beaver Meadows Visitor Center Auditorium October 12, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. During the presentation, they will talk about their Park experiences, read selected works inspired by the Parks and Two Texas Poets Laureate Traveling to answer questions from the audience. All 60 U.S. National Parks for “Words Like Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry of Preservation” Tour, Documenting David Thoreau and John Muir, Morton Journey Through Poetry and Photograand Birkelbach hope to contribute to the phy exploration, cultural preservation and Karla K. Morton and Alan Birkelbach protection of our country’s precious Nato Tour Rocky Mountain National Park tional Parks. in Mid-October, with National Park Po“In this digital age, there is no replaceetry Presentation October 12, 2018 at ment for the grandeur of Mother NaBeaver Meadows Visitor Center. ture. Wonder cannot be imported or exTexas Poets Laureate Karla K. Morton ported, but it can be captured with and Alan Birkelbach, both award-winwords, and we can think of no better ning writers with twelve (Morton) and treasure to explore, champion and share eleven (Birkelbach) published books of through our work than the U.S. National poetry, are currently traveling throughParks,” said Morton. out the U.S. for their joint 3-year project Poets Morton and Birkelbach kicked titled Words of Preservation: A Poets off their Words of Preservation National Laureate National Parks Tour. They will Parks Tour toward the end of 2016 with visit all 60 of the U.S. National Parks duran NPR Wyoming interview and an ining the tour, documenting their journey spirational visit to Yellowstone National through poetry and photography, ultiPark and the Grand Tetons National mately creating a book, with plans to doPark. In total, they have visited 34 Nanate a percentage of sales to the National tional Parks so far. During the remainPark Service. der of 2018, they will explore National As part of their tour, Morton and Parks in Colorado, Utah and Kentucky. Birkelbach will visit the Rocky Mountain

Patriots For Peace Group Encourages Support Of Recycling Event October 13 The Estes Park Patriots for Peace is a non-partisan, inclusive organization dedicated to “building a culture of peace” at all levels of society. To that end we invite all citizens to join in this month’s “Estes Recycles Day” on Saturday, October 13, from 9:00 a.m. -12:00 noon, at the Community Church of the Rockies, 1700 Brodie Avenue to help wage peace on the environment, which is one of our primary themes. We are supporting this day of recycling in lieu of our monthly meet-

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ing. According to event volunteer Steve Kaplan, there will be four recycle stations: scrap metal, paint, shredding, and e-cycle (electronics). There will be no “freecycle” event this fall. In the next few months, the Patriots for Peace will be developing a presentation on the history of protest songs and another “Peace Jam,” details of which will be forthcoming. We look forward to working with you as the winter unfolds.

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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 Safety Home Fire Safety Join John Jerome, Estes Valley’s Fire Marshal, to learn about a variety of home fire safety topics including: cook-

ing and kitchen safety, home heating, fire escape planning, smoke alarms, emergency information sheets, and home fire safety checklists. This free program will take place on Monday, October 15 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the community center. Advanced registration is required. To register, visit, call 970-586-8191, or stop by the community center. Health & Wellness Blood Pressure Clinic Drop in and get your blood pressure checked by a registered nurse from Estes Park Health. Offered the third Monday of each month, the next clinic will be October 15 at 12:30 p.m. The clinic will be held in the lower level of the Estes Valley Community Center.

Medicare Updates 2019 October 15 through December 7 is the time to review and make changes


to your Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) and Medicare Advantage Plan. This presentation will prepare you by providing an overview of changes to plans and to Medicare in general. Presented by Kim Ferro from the UCHealth Aspen Club, this free program will take place on Tuesday, October 16 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the community center. Advanced registration is required. To register, visit, call 970-586-8191, or stop by the community center. Prescription Drug Plan Counseling The UCHealth Aspen Club will offer free one-on-one sessions to discuss your Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) with a certified Colorado State Health Insurance Assistance Program counselor. These free 30-minute sessions will be offered on Thursday, October 25 from 9:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the community center. Advanced registration is required. To register, please call 970-586-8191 or stop by the community center. Participants will also need bring a completed PDP worksheet to their appointment. Worksheets can be picked up from senior services at the community center or downloaded online from the senior services programs page at Registration To register for these programs or for more information about the new community center, including senior services, visit or call 970-586-8191. You can also stop by the community center at 660 Community Drive.

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Estes Park Senior Citizens Center Menu ——Week of October 15 thru October 19 —— Monday, Oct 15 Chicken Fried Steak with mashed potatoes and vegetables Tuesday, Oct 16 Roasted Herb Chicken with a baked potato Wednesday, Oct 17 Chicken Breast Sandwich, Swiss cheese & vegetables Thursday, Oct 18 Sloppy Joe Sandwich with fries Friday, Oct 19 Fish with Homemade Chips and cole slaw

——Week of October 22 thru October 26 —— Monday, Oct 22 Crispy Chicken BLT on a bun with coleslaw Tuesday, Oct 23 Meatloaf with mashed potatoes, gravy & vegetable Wednesday, Oct 24 Turkey Sandwich (lettuce & tomato) on a hoagie with chicken noodle soup Thursday, Oct 25 Beef and Bean Burrito with tortilla chips & green chili on the side Friday, Oct 26 Fish with Homemade Chips and vegetable 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, Oct 17th you need to call before 2:00 pm on Friday, Oct 12th. 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). Eat at the Senior Citizens Center or take meals to go! Regular hours of operation 9:00 am -- 2:00 pm Monday thru Friday. Stop by and check us out at our new location! Check out our website: TriFit, Tai Chi, Mahjong, games, movies, and other activities. 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


Oct. 18: Bluegrass Jam. The Rock Inn Mountain Tavern. 6-9pm

Oct. 12-13, 19-20 & 26: Halloween Haunted House. Maze, carnival games. American Legion Post 119. 7-10pm

Oct. 18: The Dempsey/Fox Duo. Jazz. Estes Park Resort. 6-9pm

Oct. 13: Treasure Tables Arts & Crafts Sale. Unique, handcrafted arts and crafts. Events Complex. 9am-4pm Oct. 13: Pumpkins & Pilsners Festival. Live music, craft beer, kidfriendly activities. Bond Park. 11am-6pm Oct. 20: The Shining Ball. Immersive theater, DJ, 1920’s jazz lounge, costume contest. Stanley. 8-11:30pm


Oct. 18: Geeks Who Drink. Trivia. Latitude 105 Alehouse. 8pm Oct. 19: John Pickett. Acoustic. The Rock Inn Mountain Tavern. 6-9pm Oct. 19-20: Tim McLemore. Jazz & Blues. Nicky’s Steakhouse. 6pm Oct. 20: Dances of Universal Peace. Estes Park Yoga. 4-6pm Oct. 20: The Dempsey/Fox Duo. Jazz. The Other Side Restaurant. 5-8pm Oct. 20: Andrew Wynne. Acoustic. Rock Inn Mountain Tavern. 6-9pm

October 12-26, 2018

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 Oct. 13: Ghost Towns: Lecture & Film. Historic Park Theatre. 2-5:30pm Oct. 14 & 21: Lecture & Tai Chi/Qi Gong Class. Dao House. 8:30-10am Oct. 14 & 21: History & Nature Talk. Rams Horn Village. 5-6pm Oct. 16 & 23: Free 5k Group Fun Run. The Stanley Hotel. 5:30pm

Oct. 12: John Mieras. Acoustic. Snowy Peaks Winery. 4-6pm

Oct. 20: Ashton Lee Band. Blues/funk. The Barrel. 6-9pm


Oct. 12: Gallery Opening: Portraits of Ability. Community Center. 5-7pm

Oct. 20: David Berg. Piano and Song. Waterfront Grille. 6-9pm


Oct. 12-13: Tim McLemore. Jazz & Blues. Nicky’s Steakhouse. 6pm

Oct. 21: Joseph Lingenfelter. Acoustic. Other Side Restaurant. 10am-1pm

Oct. 12-13, 17, 19-20, 24 & 26: Karaoke. Lonigans. 9pm

Oct. 21: Sean Flynn. Acoustic. Rock Inn Mountain Tavern. 5-8pm

Oct. 13: The Dempsey/Fox Duo. Jazz. The Other Side Restaurant. 5-8pm

Oct. 22-23: James Davis. Acoustic. Twin Owls Steakhouse. 6-9pm

Oct. 13: David Berg. Piano and Song. Waterfront Grille. 6-9pm

Oct. 23: Geeks Who Drink. Trivia. The Barrel. 6-8pm

Oct. 13: David Potter. Acoustic. The Rock Inn Mountain Tavern. 6-9pm

Oct. 23: Trivia Night. Rock Cut Brewing Company. 7-8:30pm

Oct. 13: Mountain Town Trio. Folk. Cousin Pat’s. 7-10pm

Oct. 24: Geoff Clark. Acoustic. The Rock Inn Mountain Tavern. 6-9pm

Oct. 13-14: Objectivity Dance Theater. EPHS. Sat. 7-8:45pm, Sun. 2-3:45pm

Oct. 25: Bluegrass Jam. The Rock Inn Mountain Tavern. 6-9pm

Oct. 14: Joseph Lingenfelter. Acoustic. Other Side Restaurant. 10am-1pm

Oct. 25: The Dempsey/Fox Duo. Jazz. Estes Park Resort. 6-9pm

Oct. 14: Neal Whitlock. Acoustic. The Rock Inn Mountain Tavern. 5-8pm

Oct. 25: Geeks Who Drink. Trivia. Latitude 105 Alehouse. 8pm

Oct. 15-16: James Davis. Acoustic. Twin Owls Steakhouse. 6-9pm

Oct. 26: Rocky Mountain Craft Spirits Festival Pairing Dinner. Ridgeline Hotel. 6-11pm

Oct. 16: Geeks Who Drink. Trivia. The Barrel. 6-8pm Oct. 16: Trivia Night. Rock Cut Brewing Company. 7-8:30pm

Oct. 26: Cass Vendengna. Acoustic. Rock Inn Mountain Tavern. 6pm

Visit RMNP Visitor Centers to learn about park wildlife, programs & more! Call for details. 970-586-1206. Oct. 12: Volunteer in Rocky. 11am Oct. 12: Party with the Stars. RMNP Park & Ride. 6:15pm Oct. 12-14: Elk Echoes. Sheep Lakes & Moraine Park Discovery Center. 6pm Oct. 13-14: Bear Necessities. Beaver Meadows VC. 10-10:30am Oct. 24: Full Moon Walk. Reservations required. Location TBD. 5pm Rocky Mountain Conservancy Programs: Fees apply & registration is required. Call for classes: 970-586-3262 Oct. 12-13: Elk to Aspen. Educational Bus Adventure. 8-11am Oct. 12-13: Elk Expeditions. 5-7:30pm

UPCOMING EVENTS Oct. 27: Rocky Mountain Craft Spirits Festival. Events Complex. 2-5pm

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Homestead Lifestyle In A Tiny House At Camp Hurni

clude a blast from the past. keep the integrity of the property. The We purchased a refurbished cabin pulled at my heartstrings from my By: Michelle Hurni Chambers gas stove from months spent at Philmont Scout Ranch, Certain homesteads stand out when the 1950s, a replica refrigerNM. We didn’t want a massive new people think of Estes Park. MacGregor ator, and an old farm sink. house, although George’s first reaction Ranch (founded 1873) is now in a sucThe entire cabin was spray was “I can’t live with you in 800 square cessful charitable trust. The 160-acre foamed for not only insulafeet!” We prefer our square footage outMcGraw Ranch (settled in 1884) tion, but structural integrity couldn’t make it in farming so it became side, with pine needles and pine cones, so it didn’t quake like an Michelle ponders the possibilities not inside, filled with stuff. a dude ranch before the National Park Aspen. The original log cabin Service converted it to a research facility. was 15’ x 18’. It had been Those may be the most well-known added onto in the 1920s, homesteads from the late 1800s, but a lot bringing the total square of stories have gone untold of those footage to just over 800. hardy settlers. In 1876, John W. Sibley A local artistic carpenter, came west to the Colorado Territory and Justin Riedesel, fell into staked out 120 acres on the hillside our laps and kept our viabove what is now Mary’s Lake. Presision of the past alive as dent Ulysses S. Grant signed the original we gutted the cabin. deed, incorrectly calling Colorado a After four months of “Territory” even though it had become sweat equity, setbacks and The Centennial State the month prior. Renovated Living Room Living Room Before Renovation Sibley took down some Douglas Fir and tears, we moved in. There was still snow on the built himself a one room log cabin in a ground, but at least it picturesque spot on his property, The wasn’t blowing through Mummy lurking out the front door. Fast forward 142 years to that same log holes in the chinking any longer. The outhouse was cabin. It’s dilapidated, with holes in the grandfathered in and perroof and broken windows. It had worn fectly acceptable until the out numerous owners, included a real plumbing was finished by estate mogul from Denver, multiple feDan Ertl. Walking male owners, and a Minister. It spent 55 through the woods to the years in the heart of the most recent outhouse in the early family, who made it into a tree farm, Renovated Kitchen George Applies New Chinking selling lodgepole pine for fence posts. In mornings, with our dogs as guardians, became a Going back to the original homestead the 1990s, the property shrunk to 45 One of the key buzzwords of the 21st ritual we embraced. spirit of the property, we have less of acres. century is “tiny house living” but that reeverything. A few flannel shirts, a single There was no electricity, but candles ally dates back to the original settlers. It may not be 1876, but when we purknife performing multiple functions, no and oil lamps provided plenty of light. They did it out of necessity, but we emchased the property, we felt the homeelectric appliances, and no TV. To run When the sun went down, so did we, brace it. Although 800 square feet is consteading pull. The cabin was lonely and electric lines to the cabin would have exhausted from clearing downed trees sidered large by “tiny house” standards, forlorn. We were told it was a tear down. been a massive expense, so we decided and maintaining the tree farm status. there are still adaptations. The negatives were loud. No power. No tribulato stay off grid. Check out those Our bodies got into a peaceful rhythm water. Bad forest service style road. But Our sailing background came to the tions in Offgrid Living on the Homewith no alarm clocks and nine solid there were glimmers of hope. We had reforefront in the design. On a sailboat, stead, part 2 of 2. hours of sleep. The best part? With no ceipts from for a septic tank and cistern there is minimal room and everything TV, we learned how to embrace converWe may not have the same hardships of from 1962. The previous owner had dochas its place. It’s the same with a tiny sations again. John Sibley, but we can channel his spirit umentation from an Act of Congress house. Justin made a hole in the floor as we curl up with a book in front of the After pulling up 1950s linoleum floor- into the wine cellar. Local artisan Rene back to 1902 for the access road. And fire in our little cabin, ready to embrace ing, we found the original pine floors the spring, high on the property in an Archambault built a bench to holds pots winter like those rugged homesteaders Aspen and raspberry grove, was adjudi- had never been sanded. They now glow. and pans. The hickory bed is multipurbefore us. We are just one in a line of The windows were replaced with replicated in the Greeley Water Court, propose: large drawers underneath, and our caretakers of this old homestead, but we cas of the old, with MacGregor barn viding plentiful water. two Bernese Mountain Dogs find it perhope to keep it “Camp Hurni” for generbeams supporting the new sills. The fect for their napping needs while overWe are nothing if not traditional and ations to come. bathroom and kitchen renovated to inseeing their domain. our goal was to restore the cabin and Part 1 of 2

A Reason To Be Thankful This Year!

For the 18th year we will once again gather as a “thankful” community to celebrate Thanksgiving amongst family and friends just as we have in the past. All are welcome to join us for a free Thanksgiving Community Gathering on Thanksgiving Day at the Mountain View Gymnasium at Peak View and Highway 7 from 11:30 a.m. til 3 p.m. Somethings to know: a. If you are unable to join us and would like to have a meal delivered to your home, simply e-mail Steve Misch at or text 970-2274715. your address and how many meals! b. This is a free gathering however, free will donations are welcome at the event or mail them to Steve Misch, P.O. Box 4122, Estes Park, CO 80517, these are tax deductible and receipts are available. c. We present a “Homemade Only Goodies Table” and your treats can be delivered to the gym Wednesday before

Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving morning. Donations for these incredible goodies help defray our costs. d. There is a handicapped, covered entrance. e. You will be greeted at the door, seated by your servers and served a magnificent meal by our pilgrims, all the while enjoying your table conversations, meeting new friends, sharing what you are thankful for, a slideshow from past events and unbelievable musical entertainment. f. Dress is crazy comfortable, Marsha Hobert will be snapping photos all over the venue. So there you have it and we are soooo grateful for your support and enthusiasm. Wow, 18 years of “thankfulness” from all your Thanksgiving Gathering Pilgrim Staff! We are excited to see you! Steve “Big Turkey” Misch Larraine “Chief in the Kitchen” Darling

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Another Great Season Of Noxious Weed Removal The Estes Land Stewardship Association (ELSA) along with the Town of Estes Park (TOEP) hosted four very successful Weed Drop-off events this past season in June, July, August and September. 1,726 tall yard bags of weeds were collected with 579 folks in attendance which is fewer bags of weeds than last year’s record of 2,329 bags with 636 folks in attendance. The good news is that several individuals indicated they were identifying and digging immature weeds earlier to avoid bagging, and they were seeing improvement in their property after a couple of years of persistence. Volunteers served over 100 hours on-site for these four events. Awareness and educational materials from ELSA are showing positive results in the Estes Valley. Last year ELSA distributed 1,000 Fourteen Very Unwanted Weeds in the Estes Valley weed booklets and this year we have distributed almost 1,500. The weed booklet is also available at the TOEP website under Departments, Public Works, Parks. ELSA hosted a display of noxious weeds at the Estes Valley Library during the month of July. Thanks to EP News for also pub-

lishing the weekly ELSA Weed Alert articles from May thru September, and featuring articles for these events. There has been an increased interest in being good stewards of one’s property! Weed booklets are available year around at the Estes Valley Library. We encourage all HOAs and POAs to make booklets available to their members, and encourage weed management in their neighborhoods. Estes Land Stewardship Association (elsa. meets the first Thursday of the month (January through November) at 9:30 a.m. in the George Hix Room at US Bank.

Estes Park Mountain Bike Team Places Third In Haymaker Classic solidified his place at the State Championship Race. Freshmen Sydney Lewelling finished 26th and solidified her place at the State Championship Race. Thanks to all these amazing finishes of the team, the Estes

been inching closer and working harder leading up to each race this season amidst some fierce competition from 7220 Laramie and Loveland. The entire team is so proud of the riders and the coaches for the work they've put in all season long and can’t wait for the State Championship Race. The Colorado High School Cycling League State Championship Race is on October 20th - 21st in Durango. With five students qualifying for the State Championship Race this year, it will be an amazing event for the Estes Park MTB Team!

The Estes Park MTB Team and their 3rd Place trophy! The Estes Park Mountain Bike Team competed in their 4th and final regular season race, The Haymaker Conference Classic, on October 6th in Eagle. Sophomore Peyton Wilkerson swept the season by taking home his 4th medal for 1st Place! Peyton finished the series overall in 1st Place and will wear the North Conference Leader Jersey in the State Championship Race. Freshman Ben Ferree brought home his 4th medal, finishing 9th Place for the race and 8th Place for the series overall stand-

ing for the North Conference and will compete in the State Championship Race. The remainder of the team raced their hearts out. JV Max Cramer finished 31st and solidified his place at the State Championship Race. JV Cade Cox finished his first season racing with the team with his best finish ever. JVs Sam Davenport and Ashton Long rode strong races. Sophomore Nathan Santagati finished 26th, his highest placing this season, and

Park Mountain Bike Team was able to bring home their first ever team trophy for 3rd Place for the Haymaker Classic in Division 3! Taking home their first ever trophy represents an enormous milestone in the team's history. They've

JV racer Max Cramer.

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Education Funding-Amendment 73 From the LWVEP

There is every reason to be concerned about the state of education in Colorado. For the last nine years, Colorado’s education system has been under-funded. By 2015, we are below the national average by $2783 per student. Colorado teacher salaries are among the lowest in the USA. Too many of our teachers cannot afford to live in the community where they teach. Over 1/3 of the Colorado school districts have instituted a 4-day week. For most of these, it has been an economic decision. Colorado gained over 9,000 students from 2009-10 to 2010-11, and reduced the number of teachers by 500. Rutgers Education law School gave Colorado an F for effort on school funding. While it is true that money does not necessarily determine a great education, still it is difficult to do so without sustainable funds. When under-funded, teacher salaries suffer, class size increases, class choices evaporate, and student extra curricular activities become limited. html (2016) Amendment 73 dictates that decisions on spending Amendment 73 funds must be made locally. In 1980, Colorado exceeded the national average spent to educate students – by $232 per student. The Gallagher Amendment in 1982 and TABOR in 1992 limited Colorado’s ability to tax. The amount per student began to fall. In 2000, when Colorado per student spending was about $700 below the national average, the citizens passed Amendment 23, which set a minimum amount of $6546 per student and mandated an annual raise by inflation plus 1% in an effort to regain lost funding. It also created

a State Education Fund supported by income tax and required legislative increases to education spending. By 2009 the amount was $7077 per student, only $1400 less than the national average. With Gallagher and TABOR, Colorado did not have the funds to meet all of the necessary programs for the State of Colorado. The Colorado Legislature applied a negative “budget stabilization factor” to the per student rate, undercutting the minimum cost of education established by Amendment 23. School Superintendents from Districts across Colorado collaborated to address a better way to fund our schools. 170 of the 178 Colorado School Superintendents agree that Amendment 73 is the best answer. Under current law, the residential assessment rate is the inconsistent result of a complex matthmatical formula. More houses, people, and students do not increase property tax collected. There are problems with Gallagher that still need to be addressed, but here is an opportunity to remove Education from that equation. F or education only: Amendment 73 will lower the nonresidential assessment rate by 5%, from 29% to 24%, and it will set a standardized residential assessment rate at 7%, lower than the current rate of 7.2%, but more importantly, it will no longer “float.” Property taxes will be more predictable. To provide additional money for schools, the Amendment would create a graduated income tax. The increased tax (over and above the existing 4.63%) would be used solely for education. CCorporations would pay an additional 1.37% in tax. For personal income: the first $150,000 would remain at 4.63% as it is now. The tax rate increase on the next $50,000 would be 37/100 of 1% (or a maximum of $185). Five percent of Colorado’s residents would pay higher rates on incomes over $200,000. The “budget stabilization factor” reduced the Estes Park school budgets by $791 per student for 2018-19, and Amendment 73 would have increased OUR school funding by $1666 per student for a total of $1,800,000. The League of Women Voters of Estes Park urges you to use the tax calculator at to calculate the effect of the changes to tax on your income and property valuation. Then consider your personal values and decide if the benefits to education from Amendment 73 are worthy of your vote. Access for more information.

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National Philanthropy Day In Estes Park Thursday, November 15

Seeking nominations for National Philanthropy Day Awards! Deadline is October 12! National Philanthropy Day in Estes Park will be Thursday, November 15, from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the YMCA of the Rockies. We need your help to honor those who have giving of their time, talent or treasure in the past year and are seeking nominations for the following award categories: Katie Speer Philanthropist of the Year The Katie Speer Philanthropist of the Year award is intended to recognize an individual or group who has made a significant impact on the Estes valley community in the previous year (August 2017– August 2018) through philanthropic activities. Employees of institutions that do philanthropic work are not eligible for this award for work performed in the course of their regular job duties. Business Philanthropist of the Year The Business Philanthropist of the Year award is intended to recognize a business that has had a significant impact on the Estes valley community in the previous year (August 2017 – August 2018)

through philanthropic activities. Youth Philanthropist of the Year The Youth Philanthropist of the Year award is intended to recognize an individual or group (18 years old or younger) who has made a significant impact on the Estes valley community in the previous year (August 2017 – August 2018) through philanthropic activities. Enduring Service The Enduring Service award is intended to recognize an individual or group who has made an extraordinary long-term impact on the Estes Valley community through philanthropic activities. Employees of institutions that do philanthropic work are not eligible for this award for work performed in the course of their regular job duties. Online award nomination form and additional information regarding National Philanthropy day can be found at Please help us recognize those in our community who do so much!! "No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." -Aesop

Laura Davis Completes Decorating Utility Boxes

Laura’s two boxes, behind Kirk’s Fly Shop and Wynbrier Home, along the Riverwalk, were completed on September 25th, 2018.

Local artist Laura Davis is one of five Estes Park artists chosen in 2018 by the Town of Estes Park Decorating Utility Boxes Program. Artists responded to a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Art in Public Places in April 2018. The boxes were primed by the Town, and in July were ready for the creative transformations to begin. EP News published an article in early September with photos of the completed

and in progress boxes. At that time Laura Davis had just begun working on hers and no images of her boxes were included in that article. The deadline for completion was September 30th, 2018. Laura would like to thank Candace of Wynbrier Home for allowing her to park her “portable studio”/SUV, in the Wynbrier parking spots for the duration of the project. “This was a really fun project. I appreciate the opportunity to share my work in such a public venue. Since the boxes were next to the Riverwalk there was a great deal of positive feedback. My favorite was a little girl who asked if this just came out of my head... I said yes, pretty much!”

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Riverspointe Spa & Salon Now Offering Cuts And Colors Daily

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Here at Riverspointe Spa, we have had Kristyn one day/ week offering cuts and colors for a year now and the demand is growing. We now have Ainsley Adams Wednesday-Sat-

urday offering cuts and colors, Courtney Anderson is on Tuesdays and every other Sunday. Both Ainsley and Courtney love to do cuts, colors, highlights, and balayage. Ainsley will even do fashion colors for those that need a short term pop of color! Check out Ainsley's instagram hair portfolio: @ainsleyelizabeth_hair Ainsley says: I went in to this industry because I always had a huge passion for hair, particularly hair color! I love seeing transformations! I’m also a huge advocate of self-care, and I think doing what I do, is a good form of helping others with their self-care! Sometimes the smallest changes or improvements can really change someone’s outlook on a rough

time in life! I want to see clients feeling great when they leave my chair! Ainsley lives on a farm and when she's not tending to her family, kids, and goats, she loves being a foster/ volunteer at animal rescue! Check out Courtney's instagram hair portfolio: @cosmetologist_courtney Courtney says: Hello! My name is Courtney, and I'm a licensed massage therapist and cosmetologist. I have a passion for making people look and feel their best! I have a five year old daughter, named Rebella, and she is just as sassy as her momma! I also teach at Designing Beauty Academy in Windsor, and booth rent at a salon in Windsor. I love doing highlights and color, and nails are one of my specialties! I would love to help you achieve your dream hair, nails, and skin! Taking care of yourself is so very important. We all get busy, and tend to care for everyone else to the point that we forget to take care of ourselves! So let me take care of you, and your well-being. I am so thrilled to be apart of the team at Riverspointe Spa, because I feel that our team has the same values and goals as I do. I can not wait to make everyone feel and look their absolute best! Riverspointe Spa uses the Paul Mitchell Color XG line. With a specially curated collection of 78 intermixable shades, Paul Mitchell the color XG is a professional only, rich, permanent cream color.

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Diabetes Cooking Classes Start Oct. 18

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), a nonprofit dedicated to promoting preventive medicine, is offering a cooking class designed to help local residents with type 2 diabetes avoid complications from the disease and reduce or eliminate the need for medications. Food for Life: The Power of Food for Diabetes Nutrition and Cooking Class teaches participants how food choices can prevent and treat type 2 diabetes and arms them with practical cooking skills for making healthy and delicious meals. People who have type 2 diabetes, or concerns about developing diabetes, and their friends and family members will benefit from the class. “Research shows type 2 diabetes can be controlled and even reversed with a healthy plant-based diet,” says Susan Levin, M.S., R.D., the director of nutrition education for PCRM. “A vegan diet can help people with diabetes control blood sugar more effectively than the standard diabetes dietary regimen.” The class, designed by physicians, diabetes educators, registered dietitians, and professional chefs, offers an easy-to-follow dietary approach based on scientific research. Population studies and clinical research show that a low-fat, plant-based diet is effective at improving blood glucose levels, promoting weight loss, reducing cholesterol, and lowering the risk of diabetes and other chronic diseases. Local instructor Chazz Glaze will cover important diabetes-nutrition topics and

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Democrats In The Estes Valley Focusing On Voter Education For many months the Estes Valley branch of the Larimer County Democrats has been focusing on educating local voters regarding candidates and issues appearing on the 2018 Mid-Term Election ballot. Those ballots will be mailed by the Larimer County Clerk and Recorder to registered voters during the week of October 15 through 19. There are many ballot issues in 2018, so to get a sneak peek at your specific ballot, please check out the Clerk’s website at: Then choose “Voter Specific Sample Ballot” on the menu. That will direct you to the Colorado Secretary of State website. Follow the instructions through County, Town, and Address. Depending on your residence address, your ballot may be slightly different than your friends. Be informed and prepared for your vote! There are many ballot issues and various resources to help you. In addition to the State’s “blue book” that was

recently mailed to voters, you may want to check at the local Library. We also have information on candidates and their positions regarding important voter issues at our local office at 158 South St. Vrain Avenue in Estes Park. We also have information on local voter services. Our office hours do vary based on availability of our volunteers. The hours for current and upcoming dates are posted on our office door. Your vote is the only way to make sure your voice is heard in this election. To protect yourself and your voting rights, we recommend that you check your registration status at If you are not registered, you may be able to do so at that website, or you may need to register with the local Voter Service/Polling Center in Estes Park As a final note, we have yard signs available for many Democratic candidates and some issues. For more information, email Vicky Henry, Democratic PCP Coordinator, at

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They Sing So Others Can Eat posted at the doorways for attendees to By: Doug Fox drop money into before and after the Some of the best musical talent in the th Estes Valley will gather together Oct. 27 concert as well as during the intermisfor a concert to benefit Crossroads Min- sion. The Crossroads Concert last year raised about $3,500 -- money that istry, the food pantry to the poor. helped fuel the Meals on Wheels pro"In the olden days people used to sing gram which Crossroads took over when for their dinner. With this concert, the Town transferred the Senior Center they're singing for someone else's dinto the Recreation and Park District. "I ner," said Brian Schaffer, executive direcknow Meals on Wheels was not in the tor of Crossroads Ministry of Estes Park. Crossroads budget last year," said Gunn, "Pooling "so we had together to raise all the talmoney to ents in keep that our comprogram munity, afloat. I including pray that musical we can abilities, raise a is a great similar way to amount raise this year funds to - or help peomaybe ple who even are on more." fixed inSchaffer comes, Photo of Bob Gunn, producer of show. says the pay some money raised this year will go for utility of the utility bills they're a little short on, and rent payments, for supplies and or assist them on rent when they come up a little short. (The money raised) also equipment, as well as the meals program. "It's really going to augment our goes towards medical services that peooperational budget to keep the Meals on ple hold out on because of their fiWheels program rolling," said Schaffer. nances." "Seventy-percent of those we're deliverThe concert will be Saturday, October ing meals to are 80 years of age or older th 27 at 2:00 p. m. at Presbyterian Comand 15 of our clients are in their 90s. So munity Church of the Rockies, 1700 it's more than just a meal. It's a daily Brodie Ave. in Estes Park. On the procheck-in to see how they're doing." gram is music from Broadway, the All of the performers are volunteering movies, and other venues. The singers their talents to make the concert a marand musicians include Larry Pierce, velous afternoon of soaring melodies Nancy Bell, Roger and Verlene Thorp, and memorable performances. "It says a Michelle Gergen Weisner, Robert Gunn, lot about the character of the people Melissa Westover, Valerie Dascoli, who live in the Estes Valley and what Margie Patterson, Kathy and Stan Osthey're willing to invest in," said Schafborne, Scott Anderson, Denise Stookesfer. "Come hear beautiful voices sing as berry, Gary Hall, Robin and Robert representatives of the people in our Howard, Christy Florence, and two groups: Uncommon Connection and the community without a voice. In many ways they are using their talents to voEstes Valley Chamber Singers with Ben calize not only beautiful music, but also Holmes and Bob Rising. to voice their concern and compassion Show producer Bob Gunn says admisfor those in our community who need sion is free of charge. Donations are some assistance." deeply appreciated. Donation jars will be


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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. $695,000

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!"


TAHARAA MOUNTAIN LODGE 3110 S SAINT VRAIN AVE Beautiful Estes Park Luxury Lodge. Perfect for wedding/reception venues, business meetings, group retreats, corporate events, and reunions. Eighteen luxury suites, each with its own fireplace and dreamy private balcony. The Event Center is charming and has outstanding views of nature’s beauty. This luxury lodge, in a God’s Country setting, can be expanded by adding twelve additional rooms and two more employee housing units. Come dip your toe in this investment opportunity. $6,500,000

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main level living at Ranch Meadow. Open floor plan with fireplace, lots of windows & separate dining area. Kitchen has large island. Master suite with walk in closet. Large laundry room. 2 bedrooms and full bath upper level. 14x10 deck with awning to enjoy the mountain views and frequent wildlife passing by. Attached 2 car rgarage. Close to downtown Estes Park, RMNP, Lake Estes and golf course. 1515 Raven Ct F $410,000

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Final Show Of Ghost Town Lecture And Award-Winning Documentary This Saturday, October 13, the Historic Park Theatre will host the final 2018 presentation of the multimedia lecture Ghost Towns of the American West, followed by the last screening of the Best

film had the most successful turnout of any 2013 independent event held at Landmark’s Esquire Theatre in Denver; and, in 2014 it gave the 225-seat Historic Park Theatre its first sold-out show

Documentary Award-winning film Ghosts of the West: The End of the Bonanza Trail. Both were shot on location in ghost towns and mining camps throughout Colorado and the western United States. The lecture portion of the program draws from twenty years of research, and includes tales of the rise and fall of Old West towns accompanied by both historical and contemporary images. The presentation is based in part on the documentary film and its follow-up, currently in production, and a book, currently in preparation. At its April debut for the Niwot Historical Society, more than 200 people packed the hall beyond capacity: every seat was filled not long after the doors opened; all standing room along the back and side walls up to the projection wall was taken soon after; and, the last to arrive before start time could only watch from outside the entrance. The October program at the Park Theatre will be the last opportunity to see the lecture before it moves to Chautauqua in April 2019. Ten years in the making, the film Ghosts of the West: The End of the Bonanza Trail has been enormously popular with audiences ever since its test screenings at the Park in 2012; box office lines and capacity crowds, including sold- out events, were common sights throughout its theatrical road show. The

since 2007’s The Bourne Ultimatum. Motion picture and television executives, academics, and film critics honored the film with a Best Documentary Award in 2013. According to one of the on-screen experts, the old hotels and saloons hold an almost magical appeal that draws people in, their eyes lighting up at the very sound of the words “ghost town.” Audiences have resoundingly agreed, rating the film a 4.5 on a scale of 1 to 5 with supporting written comments such as: “This is something that begs to be viewed more than once;” “Outstanding research and script;” “Loved the cinematography;” and “Haunting.” Writer-Director/Speaker E. S. Knightchilde will present both the lecture and the film, and will answer questions about the entire project after each program. Visit for information and tickets. The lecture begins at 2 p.m.; tickets for adults, seniors, and children 3-11 are $8, $6, and $4 respectively. The movie begins at 4:30 p.m. with tickets priced at $10, $8, and $6. A special combo offer is available until October 12 for $15, $12, and $9. Information about the lecture as well as the film’s trailer, gallery, and production info can be found at, the production company’s official website.


Th comfortable 3 bedroom 3 bath home is situThis ated on .49 acre in the subdivision known as One a Thousand Pines. Recently remodeled with new Th flooring throughout, new Anderson windows in most fl of o the house, updated bathrooms and fresh paint both inside and out, this home feels like new. The b open floorplan has a spacious kitchen with granite o countertops, an abundance of cabinet space c and a 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 $549,000.

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514 Grand Estates Drive Affordable Lake Meadow condominium with a Longs Peak view. Open floorplan with great room, fireplace, and deck. Spacious kitchen with pantry. Private, fenced patio/yard area is perfect for a pet or garden. $315,000

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Opportunity Zones: A New Investment Vehicle For Estes Park By: Paul F Mueller, CPA Mueller Pye & Associates CPA LLC

The Tax Reform bill passed in December 2017 created a new investment vehicle called Opportunity Funds. These Funds are intended to help spur economic development in low-income and underdeveloped communities and are referred to as “Qualified Opportunity Zones”. Practically the entire Estes Valley is designated as a Qualified Opportunity Zone. Although new and untested, Opportunity Funds offer very valuable tax benefits to investors including: • Deferral of capital gains; • Reduction of capital gain through a basis adjustment; • Permanent capital gain exclusion from investing in an Opportunity Fund. These funds may have great appeal for both real estate developers and passive investors. What Is an Opportunity Fund? Opportunity Funds were created by the recent Tax Cut & Jobs Act to encourage real estate development and redevelopment in Qualified Opportunity Zones. Zone applications were submitted earlier this year by Governor Hickenlooper. At this time, there are 126 approved Zones in Colorado (including the Estes Valley), with a total of 8,762 Zones nationwide. To achieve Opportunity Fund status, the fund must invest at least 90% of its assets in property located within a Zone or Zones. What Are the Tax Benefits of an Opportunity Fund Investment? As mentioned in the introduction, there are several tax benefits of an Opportunity Fund: 1. An investor who realizes a capital gain has up to 180 days to reinvest the proceeds in an Opportunity Fund in order to defer having to pay current income tax on the capital gain. 2. If the investor holds their Opportunity Fund investment for at least 5 years, they can increase their cost basis by 10% of the deferred gain. 3. If held another 2 years (7 years in total), they can increase their basis by another 5% of the deferred gain. 4. If the investor still holds the Fund investment on December 31, 2026, they have to recognize the remaining 85% of the gain and pay tax with their 2026 tax return. 5. If the investor continues to hold the Fund investment beyond 2026 and for a minimum of 10 years total, then any

gain on the appreciation of the Fund investment becomes tax-free. Some commentators have referred to Opportunity Funds as an alternative to Section 1031 or "like-kind" exchanges. What Property Qualifies for an Opportunity Fund? Most business property located in an Opportunity Zone will qualify. In fact, it might be easier to mention the property that doesn't qualify. Nonqualified property includes golf courses, country clubs, massage parlors, gambling facilities and stores that sell alcoholic beverages. The use of the property must originate with the Fund, or the Fund can purchase existing property if the Fund substantially improves the property. In order to be a substantial improvement, the Fund must improve the property during the first 30 months of ownership by an amount equal to or in excess of the original cost basis. For example, if the Fund purchases a tract of vacant land for $75,000, the Fund has 30 months to invest at least another $75,000, perhaps by constructing a building. Where Do I Find an Opportunity Fund? Finding an Opportunity Fund may be an investor’s biggest challenge. The US Treasury has been slow to issue rules and guidance, so there are many unanswered questions. This environment has dampened the creation of Opportunity Funds, which can either be developed by a private individual seeking to defer a capital gain from a current sale of property, or managed by an investment group for investors seeking a diversified portfolio of property holdings. One such fund currently available is the Virtua Opportunity Zone Fund I, LLC, and more are likely on the way.


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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 countertops, wood paneled ceiling in greatroom, lots of storage, easy access to biking/walking/ running trail. Just 1 mile from school campus. 1185 Fish Creek $639,000

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Wonderful home located just outside of Estes Park, backing up to Roosevelt National Forest, with easy river and trail access. Soak up the sounds of the Big Thompson year round flowing close by the property. Open floor plan and ample storage this home is a gem! Along with the main house and 2 car over-sized garage, there is an additional 592 s/f studio cabin (not included in listing the square footage). Cabin is leased now for $850 per month. Seller is a Colorado licensed Real Estate Broker. 2301 US Highway 34, Drake $459,999

Golfer’s Dream Quiet location, great views, frequent wildlife. Two bedroom condo overlooking the 6th Fairway of the 18 hole golf course. Needs someone to love it who is willing to put in some remodeling effort. Full bath has had some remodeling. Perfect for weekend getaway or full time living. Occupied by tenant and need 24 hr notice to show. Lease expiration is 11/30/18. 1240 S. Saint Vrain Ave. #2 $255,000

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Beautiful Juliet Needs A New, Forever Home Do you have room in your home and your heart for a wonderful, new pet? Juliet is about three years old. She came from a home with several other small dogs and her owner was unable to care for her. She is a little scared of bigger dogs and probably would not do well with cats. She is a sweet girl though, and enjoys walking, snuggling and playing. She will need a family that can keep her groomed as she came in severely matted. Juliet is currently living at the Animal Hospital of the Rockies (Dr. C's). call (970) 586-4703 for more information or stop down at the clinic to meet her. Pet Association Fall Spay/Neuter Clinic This October & November the Pet Association is offering their Fall Spay/Neuter Clinic. Have your pet spayed or neutered for 50% off! Call for an appointment-Animal Medical Center-970-586-6898 or Animal Hos-

pital of the Rockies-970-586-4703. 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.


Estes Park Youth Football Program's 5th-6th Grade Team Played At Home Under The Lights î ˘e Bobcats lost a tough game in the freezing rain, but the community support was outstanding. Members of the EPES Mountain Echoes choir performed the National Anthem, Lonigan's and Himalayan Curry and Kebob provided a postgame meal for the players and families of both teams, and the future of Bobcat football was on display under the lights. Left: Wide Receiver Caleb Sumner (12) goes in motion while Quarterback Luke Walker awaits the snap.

Below: A swarm of Bobcat defenders rallies to make the tackle, led by Cornerback Raul Perez and Outside Linebacker Matthew Voelz.

Right: Wide Receiver Dalton Baudino (24) fights for extra yardage after making a 4th quarter reception.

Below:Quarterback Luke Walker prepares to take the snap from Center Suvam Singh-Thakuri.

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Deliberative Engagement: The Cure For “Wicked Problems” What is a “wicked problem?” Locally, it’s where we find ourselves on opposing sides of an issue, where we’re passionately making our case and no one on the other side seems to be listening. This Wednesday—with your participation— we’ll explore how to face wicked problems while charting a course to an even better Estes Valley. We’re pleased to welcome a guest with deep insights into how communities work through tough issues. Our special guest is Dr. Martín Carcasson, Director of the Center for Public Deliberation at Colorado State University. Mark your calendar for “Tackling Wicked Problems: the New Public Participation” on October 17 at 6 p. m. at the Estes Valley Community Center at 660 Community Drive. Register now at Wednesday’s special event weaves together themes of Conflict Resolution Month and this season’s One Book One Valley. This year’s featured book is “Why Won’t You Apologize?” by bestselling author Harriet Lerner, currently being read and discussed community-wide. Don’t worry if you haven’t read the book. Wednesday’s program is a standalone event—not a book discussion. All that’s needed are a few hours of your time and an open mind. Even better, invite a friend, neighbor, student or family member to join you. For well over a decade, Dr. Carcasson has been carefully studying how citizens interact with one another. His research and related practices show that there are tangible ways to move from false polarization, to collaborative problem-solving in the public sphere.

“A revolution is beginning to occur in public engagement,” he says, “fueled by the growing distrust and cynicism in our communities, the increasing limitations of more traditional communication models, problem-solving processes that are no longer up to the task, and the growing realization that we can do much better.” Wicked problems have something in common. They harbor such strong, competing values that quality communication seems impossible. To move beyond this, Dr. Carcasson will offer us the model of “deliberative engagement,” which brings people together by improving our shared conversations. In the process, we discover genuine opportunities for more inclusive civic action that influence local public policy. Public libraries, he says, are among the places where these conversations can occur. Indeed, that’s a key Objective within the Library’s Strategic Plan: to “Engage community members in current affairs and decision-making.” The library is passionately impartial about how to improve the community we serve. The library’s role isn’t to take a stance on issues, but to provide a neutral place where issues can be discussed, guided by effective civic dialogue. We are grateful to our partners this season, including the League of Women Voters, Town of Estes Park, the Estes Park EDC, and Estes Valley Restorative Justice. Please join us this Wednesday, as we take first steps toward more effective community conversations, where divergent voices are engaged in collaborative and effective problem-solving.

October Child Find ¿Sabe usted si el crecimiento y desarrollo de su hijo es el normal? El Distrito Escolar de Estes Park tendrá el lunes, 29 de Octubre 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. su próximo evento gratis “Child Find” para evaluar el desarrollo de los niños de 0 a 5 años. Este evento se llevará a cabo en la Escuela Primaria de Estes Park, 1505 Avenida Brodie. Por favor llame a 970-586-7406, ext. 3608 para programar su cita.

Do you know if your child's growth and development are on target? The Estes Park School District is holding their next free Child Find Developmental Screening for children ages 0-5 on Monday, October 29th from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This event will be held at Estes Park Elementary School, 1505 Brodie Ave. Please call 970-586-7406, ext. 3608 to schedule your appointment.

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What’s Happening At The Estes Valley Library One Book One Valley Special Edition Books Now Available

Got Conflict?: Welcome to the Human Race Thursday, October 25, 5-7:30 p.m., Hondius Room Conflict is inevitable. But we hold powerful choices in how we react. Our responses can transform challenges into opportunities. Melissa Westover, Director of Restorative Justice, explains the nature of conflict and the best strategies for positive outcomes. Register at Conflict Resolution and This year’s One Book One Valley series Bipartisan Politics asks, “In today’s polarized world, is it still Monday, October 29, 7-8:30 p.m., possible to find common ground. And if Hondius Room so, how?â€? The featured title is “Why Working across the aisle, former State Won’t You Apologize?: Healing Big BeSenator Linda Newell’s bills had 98% bitrayals and Everyday Hurtsâ€? by bestpartisan support. Learn her strategies for selling author Harriet Lerner. Copies are building bridges with opponents to crebeing distributed at the library, made ate real solutions for all citizens. possible by the Library Friends & FounBooks and Authors dation. Book Club Survey: Tackling Wicked Problems: Now Through October 19 the New Public Participation To help the library serve local book Wednesday, October 17, 6-9 p.m., Estes clubs, local club leaders are invited to Valley Community Center complete a brief online survey at estesDr. MartĂ­n Carcasson, Director of the An important Library Center for Public Deliberation, discusses Objective is to “bring readers together in the potentials of shifting thinking toward shared literacy experiences. â€? Among the collaborative problem-solving. This new resources for book clubs are a variety of participation can transform political conBook Club Bags containing 12 paperback versations and tap into the best of human copies of a single title. nature. Register at







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Craig Johnsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Depth of Winterâ&#x20AC;?: Explore New Genres Monday, October 22, 6:30-8 p.m., Hondius Room Sheriff Walt Longmire tracks a trail of intrigue and adventure. Mystery lovers, as well as anyone curious to explore this popular genre, are encouraged to attend this evening of refreshments and activities while discovering new mysteries to inspire future reading. Register at Reading is Doctor Recommended: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Crazy Sexy Cancerâ&#x20AC;? Tuesday, October 30, 7-8:30 p.m., Wasson Room A screening and discussion of the documentary â&#x20AC;&#x153;Crazy Sexy Cancerâ&#x20AC;? by filmmaker Kris Carr, who, when diagnosed with cancer, sets out to explore alternative methods to save her life. Register at Book-A-Librarian to Learn About Digital Collections Thirty-minute one-on-one appointments with Library staff are available to learn how to access the Library digital collections on your personal device. These collections offer more than 600,000 digital books, audiobooks, movies, music and more. A librarian will show how to log into these resources and how to load the necessary apps. Contact the library or search for available appointments at Makerspace Light-Up Trick-or-Treat Tote Bags Wednesday, October 17, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Makerspace Participants are invited to learn basic hand-sewing and circuit design while sewing an easy LED circuit into a canvas tote to take home. The class will paint, decorate, and illuminate a trick-or-treating bag that offers Halloween safety and visibility. No prior sewing or electronics experience needed. Register at Open Maker Lab Thursday, October 25, 4-7 p.m., Makerspace Drop in and learn to use the Libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s makerspace equipment, share ideas, get advice, or work on your own project. Registration encouraged for those seeking equipment training, but not required.

Zombie Make-Up: Halloween Drop-In Workshop Wednesday, October 31, 4 pm to 7 pm, Makerspace Ready for trick-or-treating, but not quite ready with a costume? Drop by the library before the Halloween crawl and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll provide the supplies and instructions to create your gruesome zombie look. No sign-up required. Technology Tech Express Wednesday, October 24, 4:30-6 p.m., Makerspace Participants are invited to bring quick questions about their phones, tablets, laptops, email, or apps. Library staff will try to diagnose the issue, offer an answer, or make a recommendation for followup. Registration encouraged by not required. Children and Families Try-It Tuesday: Monster Coin Bags Tuesday, October 23, 4-5 p.m., Hondius Room Children in Kindergarten through 5th grades are invited to transform a blank coin purse into a unique monster coin bag to take home. Register at Once Upon a Cuento: Bilingual Storytime Wednesday, October 24, 5:15 to 5:45 p.m., Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Room Children ages 0 to 6 and their parents and caregivers will participate in English and Spanish learning activities, with books, puppets, music and movement. Storybook Explorers: Ages 0- 6 Saturday, October 27, 11:15-11:45 a.m., Hondius Room This book club is for preschoolers and their parents and caregivers. Octoberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s selection is â&#x20AC;&#x153;My Leaf Bookâ&#x20AC;? by Monica Wellington. Families will join in a thematic activity and take home a copy of the book. No registration required. Citizenship Citizenship Exam Preparation Wednesday, October 17, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Makerspace Weekly classes continue for those seeking to complete the necessary forms and pass the U.S. Citizenship Exam. Participants are invited to this supportive class, whether or not they are currently ready to apply. Class materials are provided. No advance registration is necessary.

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Songwriters In The Round Features Women In Song In Allenspark The Old Gallery body and spirit. in Allenspark is beYou'll find her playcoming quite the ing throughout destination for reColorado with gional songwriters, Monocle Band and thanks to its SongHoneytree as well writer in the Round as teaching, recordevents. The fourth ing and performing event takes place all around the on Saturday, Oct. Front Range. 27 at 7 p.m. and Singer Songwriter will be curated by Shelly Rollison Allenspark favorite hails from Denver Shanna in a Dress. with a voice deThe quirky Boulscribed as having "a der songstress be rock edge like joined by three Brandi Carlile but other notable fewith more jazzy male singer songnuances like Billie writers: Bonnie Holiday.” She tells Monica Marie Sims of Bonnie & stories in both her The Clydes, Monperformance and ica Marie of the songs that dive deep Monocle Band and into the big quessongwriter Shelly tions of life, the Rollison. They will complexity and take turns playing work of loving in one of their original relationships, and songs and share the what it means to be story behind it, a human in process. similar to the Shanna in a Dress famed Bluebird in delivers a smashing Nashville. combination of huBonnie Sims bemor, truth and gan singing as soon poignancy, all as she could walk, Shelly Rollison wrapped up in a and has been at sweet voice. She home onstage nearly does “snarky folk pop” as long. Her father, and takes on complex Mike Cruciger, is a subject matters with banjo player, songsmart, yet accessible writer and career mulyrics and catchy sician, and gave Bonmelodies. She is in the nie her first Martin process of recording guitar at age 12. She her latest CD, funded picked up the manby a Kickstarter camdolin at 14 and toured paign that culminated for the next five years at her last performwith her father, playance at The Old ing in and around Gallery in May. “The Texas. Old Gallery audience She then attended took my fundraising South Plains College over the top. It is a where she earned a community that really double major in Man- Shanna in a Dress supports songwriters dolin and Vocals, as and the arts,” she said. well as Best Female Vocalist in 2006 and Tickets to Songwriters in the Round 2007 and Best Female Instrumentalist in are $15 each and available at The Old 2007. She moved to Colorado in 2010 Gallery. There is a cash bar and light and formed Bonnie & The Clydes. snacks are available. You must be 16 Monica Marie is a Colorado native years or older to attend. whose music is rooted in the folk revival, The Old Gallery is a center for comyet blends genres and the sounds of the munity and the arts and is located at American west with grace. Featuring 14863 Hwy. 7 in Allenspark. It is only 20 sweet and soaring vocals and rock-solid minutes from Estes Park. To view a rhythmic guitar, Monica's original songs complete list of all events, visit come from a deep and genuine place that can touch your heart and move your

Encourages A “Yes” Vote On Ballot Issue 6A To The Editor: As we now look towards the November 6 election one issue I believe is paramount to the safety of our community is Issue 6A. 6A preserves funding for the Estes Valley Protection District through retention of the Tabor overage as a result of the Gallagher formula combined with increased residential valuations within the District. It is not a mill levy increase, nor does it change the status of our fire department. Our exceptional volunteer force of fire-

fighters need the retained revenues to continue to have the equipment, administrative, training, inspection, and planning support to insure they go home to their families after every incident. Your YES vote on 6A maintains a budget that reflects our commitment to safety for our volunteers and our community. It is an investment we can be proud of. Sincerely, Susan L. Doylen Estes Park, Colorado

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A Note Of Thanks From The Ray Young Family Dear Friends, My father, Ray Young, always said how the small town of Estes Park continuously made him feel loved and that everyone here was like family to him. All through his illness, and up to his passing and beyond, his faith in all of you proved to be so justified. There was so much that had to be done as his health deteriorated, and it would have been impossible to get through those times without people offering their guidance, their emotional support, and overall kindness. You never know how ill-prepared you are in times like that untill you experience it. Your generosity was our saving grace... from volunteers to help with his care, the generous lodg-

ing offered when my family was here and all of you who said you'd be there for us.... and were. For me personally, the weeks between his passing and the memorial service were the most difficult I have ever experienced; a time when everything could have crumbled, but didnt because of your constant outpouring of love and support. I knew my dad had touched so many people, but all of you returned that love tenfold to my family. Thanks to you, my dad lived an even more beautiful life. Our sincerest gratitudeMichael Young and Family.

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James Birch Thomas 1939-2018 James Birch Thomas, a gifted writer, compassionate banker, and beloved husband and father, died Oct. 4, 2018, at his home in Estes Park, Colorado after a long illness. He was 79. A man known for his quick wit and sense of humor, Jim was born in Mound City, Missouri, on March 26, 1939, the second son of Mary Elizabeth Birch and Bruce Henry Thomas. During World War II, Jim moved with his parents to Park Merced in San Francisco, while his father was at sea with the U. S. Navy. Following the war, the family moved, first to Kansas City (Missouri) and then to Omaha (Nebraska), where Jim attended Central High School. A highlight of Jim's high school years was meeting the jazz trumpeter Louis Armstrong after a concert at Omaha’s Peony Park. A voracious reader, Jim showed an early talent for writing. Inspired by his mother’s journalistic career at the Toledo [OH]-Times, Jim joined the staff of his school newspaper and later spent a summer working as a reporter for the Laramie Daily Boomerang in Wyoming. He matriculated at the University of Nebraska in the fall of 1957, and served as the president of his fraternity's (Beta Theta Pi) pledge class. At the beginning of his senior year, Jim travelled to Paris to study at the Alliance Français, an endeavor that was cut short by his mother’s sudden death. It was during these years that he developed a life-long love for the works of Mark Twain (particularly, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn), Herman Melville (Moby Dick), Willa Cather (My Antoniá), and William Shakespeare (Hamlet). After graduating with a BA degree in English in 1963, Jim switched gears, working briefly for the Wells Fargo Bank in San Francisco before enrolling in law school. In 1965, he married Nancy E. Pickering of Scarsdale, New York, and earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Nebraska in 1967. After his graduation, the couple moved to New

York, where Jim worked at the Corporation Trust Company. Jim and Nancy moved back to Nebraska in 1970, settling in Omaha where Jim practiced law for ten years. When his father became too ill to manage the family banking business, Jim moved his own family back to his birthplace to take over. The Exchange Bank of Mound City had been founded by Jim’s great-grandfather in 1885; Jim was the fourth generation of the Thomas family to serve as bank president. He cared deeply about his employees, and, despite droughts and floods that ravaged Missouri crops over the next thirty years, Jim never once foreclosed on a farm. In Mound City, Jim was active in the Kiwanis Club and served as treasurer and president of the State Theater Board. After having summered at the YMCA of the Rockies for 25 years, Jim and Nancy purchased a summer home in Estes Park in 2000. When Jim retired from banking in 2007, the couple became full-time Estes residents. Jim is survived by his wife of 53 years, one son, Lawrence P. Thomas, of Estes Park and Mound City, daughters Jennifer Thomas Gravois [Scott] and Wendy Thomas Russell [Charles] of Long Beach, CA, five grandchildren, and one great grandchild. He is also survived by his brother Lawrence Bruce Thomas [Jann] of Omaha, and two brothers-in-law, Dr. James H. Pickering [Patricia] of Estes Park and Rev. Thomas F. Pickering [Marilyn] of Lakeland, TN, nieces and nephews. In accordance with Jim's wishes, no funeral service will be held. Memorials in his honor can be made to the Mound City Public Library (207 E 6th St., Mound City, MO 64470) ; the State Theater Arts Council (P. O. Box 11, Mound City, MO 64470); Operation Jump Start (3515 Linden Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807); or the Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation, Inc. (200 Fourth St., Estes Park, CO 80517). Please visit to leave a message for the family.

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James Allen Musick

James Allen Musick, 62, passed away suddenly on October 6, 2018 in Estes Park, CO. He was born April 4, 1956 in Elkhart, Indiana to Robert and Peggy (Helton) Musick. Jim graduated from Memorial High in Elkhart. After traveling through Longmont he liked what he saw, decided to make it his home and moved here in 1976. Jim married Noreen Sipe on September 4, 1982 at Central Presbyterian Church in Longmont; they moved to the home that Jim built in Estes Park in 1999. Jim began his work career working in grocery stores in Indiana and then at

Patricia Boynton

Patricia Boynton, resident of Estes Park, CO, passed away on October 2, 2018, at the age of 83. Pat was born in Sioux City, Iowa, on October 21, 1934, to Thomas and Lomae Farrell. She graduated from Holy Family High School and Loretta Heights College, both in Denver, CO, where she was raised. Her parents bought a

Rev. Frank O. Gunter

The Reverend Frank O. Gunter of Estes Park died at the Estes Park Medical Center on Friday October 5, 2018. He was 98 years old. Oliver Franklin Gunter was born September 17, 1920 in Ravenwood,

Corner Pantry in Longmont. He also was part owner and ran an arcade in Castle Rock, before becoming a truck driver. He spent most of his working life as a truck driver, first for Atlas Van Lines in Longmont and then for ACH Foam Technologies of Denver. He had recently retired at the end of May 2018. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family and often combined these activities with trips to Michigan to visit friends. Jim enjoyed tinkering on projects at his house and watering his many trees. Jim is remembered as a loving and caring husband and father, a man with lots of good ideas that he made into projects and

cabin on the Big Thompson River in Estes Park in 1942, starting her lifelong love of Estes Park. After college graduation, she moved to Portland, Oregon, and met her husband of 56 years, Richard “Dick” Boynton. Pat was a school teacher before they started a family. After having children, she started an in-home day care. The imprint she made in the lives of those many children remains with them to this day. After several moves and six children, they settled in Carmel, Indiana, in 1972. Pat and Dick spent their summers in Estes Park since 1995 and moved to Estes Park permanently in 2013. It was hard to leave their many friends in the Carmel community;

MO. His parents were William and Margaret (Richardsen) Gunter. After graduating from Alden H.S., he served his country in the United States Army for six years achieving the rank of 1st Lieutenant, Artillery. After returning home, Frank received his Bachelor’s Degree from Sterling College-Sterling, KS and his Master’s Degree in Theology from Iliff School of Theology in Denver. On June 11, 1940, he married Glennys Belden in Sterling, KS. He started his Ministry in Fountain, CO, and moved on to Pastor in Broomfield, Windsor, Boulder, The San Luis Valley and Upton, WY. After retiring in 1976, the couple moved to Estes Park. There, they helped to establish the Estes Park United Methodist Church. He enjoyed several years of work at the Estes Park Lumber Company. He was also a member and Past Patron

he was always doing favors for others. He was preceded in death by his parents. Jim is survived by his wife Noreen, two sons Chad Musick (Jenna) and Cory Musick (Katina); six brothers and sisters Mike Musick (Sunni), Gary Musick (Anita), Diane Wells (Brent), Rod Musick (Jeanette), Donna Spratt and Rick Musick (Lisa), and several nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 13, 2018 at the Ahlberg Funeral Chapel. A reception will follow the service. Cremation entrusted to Ahlberg Funeral Chapel and Crematory. Share condolences at

however, they had created so many dear friends in Colorado. Pat was an active member of Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church, Sumtimers Group, Summer Residents Association of Estes Park, Crossroads Ministry, and The Columbines. She was an avid hiker and hiking leader for 20 years and knew all of the trails. She was a frequent traveler into Rocky Mountain National Park looking for wildlife and became quite the tour guide to her friends and family. She was also an avid player of cards, bridge, and Mah Jongg. Pat was an amazing daughter, wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend to many. She was pre-

of Eastern Star. Frank was initiated into the Masonic Fraternity in 1959 in Monte Vista Lodge # 73. Frank also joined Masonic Lodge # 183 of the Free and Accepted Masons, where he served as Chaplain and Worshipful Master. In 1989 he served as Grand Chaplain of the Colorado Grand Lodge, and last served as Chaplain in Estes Park in 2017 at the age of 97 years. Glennys died June 7, 1987. In January of 1995 Frank married Margaret Barber-Kellams in Denver. Frank is survived by two children; son James Gunter and his wife Nancy and their daughter Jill Clark and son Russ Gunter and his wife Chantelle and grandchildren Mckenna and Liam; daughter Barbara Fisher, and her daughters Kristi Gunter and her children Cassandra and Shawn, grandchildren Kaidence and Kaleb, daughter Amy Duff and husband Ed, son Austin and wife Santana and son Shayne and grandson

ceded in death by her parents, brother, and her husband. She is survived by her six children, Paul (Barb) of Excelsior, MN; Thomas of Indianapolis, IN; Susan (Nancy) of Morrison, CO; Kelly (Paul) of Lino Lakes, MN; Robert (Susan) of Carmel, IN; and Christine (Will) of Hollister, MO; nine grandchildren and three granddogs. A funeral mass will be held on Monday, October 22, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church in Estes Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Pat’s name to Crossroads Ministry or Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church in Estes Park.

Cortez, daughter Jennifer Quevedo and husband Rick and sons Roberto and Samuel. He is also survived by Margaret’s children Ken and Jane Barber, Randall and Karen Barber, Karen Lemke and Cynthia who is deceased. “Uncle Frank” will also be missed by Cynthia and Jim Othrow and Suzie and Gerald Mayo. He was preceded in death by his parents, wives Glennys and Margaret, five brothers and five sisters. A Memorial Service will be held Monday, October 15, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at United Methodist Church in Estes Park. Memorial donations may be made to the Estes Park United Methodist Church in care of Allnutt Funeral service 1302 Graves Ave. Estes Park, CO 80517. See to send a message to Frank’s family

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Assistant Mechanic at the Golf Course Full-time, year-round, benefitted position Repairs and maintenance of EVRPD mowers, tractors, golf carts, trucks, utility vehicles and other equipment – gas, diesel, 2-cycle engines and hydraulic systems, reel grinding, welding. Salary range $13.00-$16.00/hour (DOE/DOQ), plus competitive benefit package.

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

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

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

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

friends and visitors to attend these open meetings.

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

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

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

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

Apply on-line at EVRPDjobs or in person at 660 Community Drive, Estes Park, CO.

Check Out Our Current Openings... • Senior Living Environmental Services Technician (Maintenance Technician) Starting wage of $13.50. Full-Time year Round. • Senior Living Waitstaff (Prep, Dishwashing, table service, clean up) fulltime, $13.50 • Senior Living Medication Aide (Resident Care Specialist) 2 full time positions (differential paid) NEW STARTING WAGE OF $13.50

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

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.

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

Warm Water Pool Manager Healing Waters Foundation, a warmwater exercise and rehabilitation pool, seeks a part-time pool manager to run daily operations. Supervises 4-5 PT staff and volunteers. Admin. skills, positive leadership and communications. 16-20 hours/week, flexible schedule. Training for pool skills provided. Reports to Board. Collaborates with Exec. Director. Annual budget $61K. Compensation consistent with small non-profit. Contact Susan Gapter-Dority at 970-586-0406 by October 19, 2018.

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

Office Support Position BioLynceus is seeking an office support team member. Experience with administrative support in a business environment preferred. Applicant must be proficient in phone skills, customer service, office equipment and software. Position requires outgoing and friendly communication, phone skills, computer skills, strong organizational skills and problem-solving abilities. Visit on-line: for additional information on how to apply.


JOIN OUR TEAM! The Town of Estes Park is accepting applications for: Building Permit Technician Community Development Department/Building Division Hiring Range $20.84 - $24.48 per hour Non-Exempt Position Close Date: October 15, 2018 Chief Building Official Community Development Department/Building Division Hiring Range $2,812.69 - $4,078.42 bi-weekly Exempt Position Close Date: October 22, 2018


TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT Bus Drivers & Substitute Bus Drivers Estes Park School District R-3 is accepting applications for full-time and substitute bus drivers. Class B with SP2 endorsement preferred. Salary range $15.02 - $16.99. Training will be provided. Questions, please call Dave Coleson at 970-577-0211 ext. 3401 Apply online at Only online applications accepted. Position open until filled.

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call Marshall at 970-430-8335 Full Time - Part Time Good Pay!

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


Trout Haven Resorts in Estes Park, Colorado is currently looking for a Front Desk/Reservation person. Join a great team in the Colorado Rockies. We support an environment where all employees are respected and valued. We're looking for individuals who take pride in their work. The hourly rate is $12.00 --$14.00 based on experience. Please apply online at

Estes Park School District R-3 Is An Equal Opportunity Employer

Emergency Services Dispatcher I Police Dept./Communication Center Hiring Range $20.84 - $24.48 per hour Non-Exempt Position Close Date: Open Until Filled


This position is perfect for someone who loves to provide creative solutions to complete a project. General maintenance duties include minor repairs and light woodworking, light plumbing, etc. With having multiple properties additional duties may be assigned at other Trout Haven Resort properties within Estes Park. Some experience with scheduling a team of 5- 10 team members would be preferred.On call duties one week per month. Must have a reliable vehicle, background with electrical, plumbing, pools/hot tubs, mechanical, HVAC, carpentry, and telecommunications helpful.Benefits* : Vacation and Health benefits available after qualifying period. Please apply online at

Volunteer/Committee Board Positions Parks Advisory Board (2 positions open) Close Date: Open Until Filled

Rams Horn Village Resort has year round full time and part time positions available in our Guest Services/Housekeeping Department:

(Committee application required) Applications are available at: Town Hall 170 MacGregor Ave. Room 130 (Mon-Fri 8 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5 pm) or jobs Return Application to: Town of Estes Park, Attn: HR; by mail to PO Box 1200, Estes Park, CO 80517; or via Email to or via Fax to (970) 577-4770. The status of applications will be communicated via e-mail. By choice, the Town of Estes Park is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Competitive pay based on experience, plus benefits package for full time employees. Great working environment in Estes Parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. Fridays and Saturdays are required.


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

Fill out an application at Rams Horn Village Resort, 1565 Colo. Hwy 66. EEOE

PT Housekeeper position needed.

MANAGER NEEDED Full and Part time Sales Associates Start training immediately 24-40 hrs. a week Year Round Permanent Positions Generous employee discounts Full Time benefits include 401K, health insurance, paid vacations. Retail and cash handling preferred. Availability must be days, evenings,& weekends.

APPLY IN STORE 126 East Elkhorn Ave or call 970-586-1840

Rocky Mountain Gateway Gift Shop Cashier, Restaurant Front and Back of House Help Wanted Year Round, Full Time Positions with Housing Available. Apply in person. 3450 Fall River Rd. 970-577-0043 ext. 2

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Are you looking to add some extra income? Are you looking for something part time and as needed? We have the opportunity just for you! Our Conference Center is hosting many events this fall and winter, and we are looking for BANQUET STAFF to help support our growth! This position is perfect for someone looking to work occasionally, mainly on weekends, and make up to a few hundred in one night! Please stop by the Ridgeline Hotel and fill out an application for consideration.

WYNBRIER HOME Fine Home Furnishings and Gifts Looking for a Self Motivated Sales Manager Retail and Sales Experience, Full Time, Year Round Position with Benefits. Please contact Candace 970-586-3294 or stop by 240 E. Elkhorn Ave.

Sat. and Sun. 8-10 hours/wk. @ $18.00/hr. Please send inquires and work experience to

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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

Caregiver for Adult Special Needs son, our home. 6-10 hrs per week. No medical. References required. 970-480-1255

Looking for a full time as well as a part time employee for dog daycare/boarding business. Prior work experience with dogs in some capacity required to qualify for position. Flexible hours plus bonus package. Job includes supervising dogs during play, cleaning and customer service skills. Please call Linda at 586-0340 to set up an interview.

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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.

Murphy Hotels are looking for full time and part time house keepers

Apply at Murphyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Resort 1650 big Thompson Av or call Loretta 1-970-480-2955



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Media Coordinator General Summary: Visit Estes Park (VEP) is seeking an energetic, innovative, outdoorsy, data-driven creative to serve as our organizationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first Media Coordinator. This is a key role on our marketing team, helping guide the execution of marketing and advertising campaigns for various broadcast, digital, and national media outlets. Essential Job Functions â&#x20AC;˘ Serve as point of contact for agencies and media partners â&#x20AC;˘ Work with Marketing Director to set and track budgets for individual campaigns â&#x20AC;˘ Manage VEP digital, social, and PPC campaigns â&#x20AC;˘ Project manage custom editorial with media partners â&#x20AC;˘ Manage media DAM â&#x20AC;˘ Write and produce blog content â&#x20AC;˘ Design basic creative assets, as needed â&#x20AC;˘ Track ROI through Arrivalist and a constellation of other KPIs, interpret, and communicate results and successes in our space â&#x20AC;˘ Stakeholder marketing strategy assistance â&#x20AC;˘ Assist in creation of overall marketing vision, objectives, and tactics for VEP â&#x20AC;˘ Excel in a team-based work structure; ability to demonstrate flexibility on the job â&#x20AC;˘ Demonstrate initiative and follow-through on areas of responsibility â&#x20AC;˘ Love of the outdoors, adventure pursuits, and a familiarity with and love of the Estes Park area Minimum Job Requirements â&#x20AC;˘ Four-year degree in relevant field (marketing, advertising) is preferred and/or job experience and documented success in outdoor or destination marketing â&#x20AC;˘ Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, and analytics dashboards (including but not limited to GA and Arrivalist) â&#x20AC;˘ Excellent and engaging writing skills Salary Info: Commensurate with experience; This position is eligible for benefits including: medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. For consideration please submit your resume to: Applications will be accepted through 10/19/2018 or until filled.

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EMPLOYMENT » Place and View Ads at

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EXPERIENCED LINE COOKS HOSTS/BUSSER apply in person at 225 Park Lane

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Ready for your new job? Looking for a product-driven workplace? Glacier Creek Construction is recruiting. We are looking for a selfmotivated and experienced builder to join our team. Custom homes, residential and commercial remodels. Minimum 5 years experience in all aspects of construction. Must have own tools and reliable transportation. Competitive salary DOQ. Call Chuck at 970-214-3000 or the Glacier Creek office at 586-1685


Endless Opportunities Await Fun & Exciting Work Environment Competitive Pay and Benefits

300 Riverside Drive, Estes Park, CO 80517 Equal Opportunity Employer

Kitchen Help Needed No Experience Required Please Call 303-579-6183


3b/4b- long term condo available. 2 attached garages. 1 small dog, NS. Long Term Rentals W/D in unit. $2500/mo + 3 bedroom house, 2 util. Email: Villanopm@hotbaths, nice deck with great to inquire. views, partially furnished, $2,500/mo plus utilities Apartments Efficiency cabin for one person, close to downAll year or winter: PWS, town, $675/month in-home, furn apt., Views, Condo with loft bedroom, hot tub. Lrge 1bd/ba 2.5 baths, very nice! &Private Deck. Dog OK; $1,440/month $960 inc. util. No Tobcco. Call Home Sweet Home Text: 303-594-5451 Property Services; 970-699-6727 Townhomes


RENTALS tions including Fiber available. Includes Conference Room, Handicap Restrooms, Copy and Scanning Facility, Coffee Room. Call Thom at Verus Commercial, Inc. 970-586-2448

Room/Roommate Room For Rent in my home, Kitchen & Laundry privileges, Utilities included, n/p, n/s. Available 11/01, $450 per month. 970-577-6986

Home for Rent 5 BR, 4 BA, Spectacular Mobile Homes Views, 2 Car Garage, NS/NP, Fully Furnished w/ Sites available for RV Washer and Dryer. TOWNHOME 2BR/2BA Storage at 1755 Moraine Available now thru June 1. W/D FP. NP/NS $1450 op- Ave. $70/mo. $2200/mo. + utilities. 970-412-9672 tion buy. Credit/Bkgd Ck. 6 Contact Cindy mo. min. See at Boulder 970-215-1624 Wants To Rent 720.771.2690


Immaculate 2BR, 1.5BA Condo in Estes Park for rent. Beautiful mountain views and partially furnished. NP/NS. $1400/mo. 303-450-0750

Commercial Rentals Class A Office 2014 Construction, Full Service, Furnished or Unfurnished offices in Downtown location, Near Town Hall. $450 to $550 per month. All internet op-

Seeking Garage-Need a garage for the winter months for my small SUV, Nov. 24-April 22. Hoping for a good rate! Call Kathy Sullivan at 970-586-5917.






Garage Sales

A Alpine Cleaning Co. Exclusively cleaning single family homes. Impeccable and timely service 30+ year local resident. References on Request. 303-747-2872

Worried about your Estes Park home during the winter months? We would provide your home with TLC during the winter while you enjoy the warm southern states. We are a retired couple looking to help you out with our services to house set during the winter months. If interested please call Jill at 231-758-0486.

QUALITY Sweaters, Great Comforters & Covers, Cat Beds, Down Pillows, Original Paintings, Radio, Toaster, Blender, Crockpot, Frying Pans, Hats, Coats, Gloves, Boots, Rugs, Sweatshirts, Costume Ideas, Nice Frames, Camelback, TV/VCR & Videos. CASH ONLY. Fri-Sat 9-4, Oct 1213-14, Sun 9-12. Hwy 7, off Pine Knoll, 1155 S. St. Vrain Club House Bldg. G.

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


Estate Sales

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

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

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

Other-Misc Jackson of All Trades is now taking appointments for WINTER work...indoor painting, refinishing patio furniture or anything wood (in my workshop), Call Susan at (970)227-9842 to schedule work after October 1.

BUSINESS Business For Sale For Sale: VILLAGE PIZZA $150,000 terms negotiable. 901-833-1041

PUBLIC NOTICE • Notice of Budget • Notice of a possible rate change to the Rules and Regulations Hearing • Notice of the 2019 Budget Review Hearing • Notice of Change to Regularly Scheduled Board Meeting Notice of Budget NOTICE is hereby given that a proposed budget will have been submitted to the Pinewood Springs Water District Board of Directors by October 24th for the ensuing year of 2019; a copy of such proposed budget will be filed in the office of the District Clerk, Gabriele Benson, where the same is open for public inspection; such proposed Water District budget will be considered at meeting of the Pinewood Springs Water District to be held at 7:00 pm on November 28th at the Pinewood Springs fire Station Community Meeting Room. Any interested elector of Pinewood Springs Water District may inspect the proposed budget and register any objections thereto at any time prior to the final adoption of the budget. Please call Gabi at 303-823-5345 to set an appointment. • The Rules and Regulations Hearing concerning possible rate increase will be held prior to the Budget Review and the regular meeting on November 28th. • The 2019 Budget review hearing will be held after the rate change hearing and prior to the Budget Review and the regular meeting on November 28th. These meetings are open to the public. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN from the Board of Directors of the PINEWOOD SPRINGS WATER DISTRICT, of the County of Larimer, State of Colorado, that due to the holidays, are changing the regularly scheduled meeting for December, normally held on the 4th Wednesday of the month to: Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 7:00pm, at the Pinewood Springs Fire Station Community Meeting Room, Pinewood Springs Subdivision, Larimer County, Colorado for the purposes of conducting any business as may properly come before the Board. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS PINEWOOD SPRINGS WATER DISTRICT By:

/g/ Steve Stewart President, PSWD

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Building Repair Remodeling

QuickBooks Support

Tax Minimization

Maintenance- Housekeeping

Vacation Rentals Daily - Weekly Cleaning

Call or Text 970.342.5684










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

Charles Santagati 1191 Graves Ave Full service general contracting since 1998




25 YEARS 1993-2018

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

970-586-7711 |


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

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

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

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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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Sure Lock Homes Services


A Watchful Eye While Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re Away Providing Peace of Mind for Estes Park Home Owners Since 2001

Steve and Evelyn Wilson Licensed â&#x20AC;¢ Bonded â&#x20AC;¢ Insured


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An Alpine Experience

Rocky Mountain SereniTea

NE W Leave the pavement and worries behind. Breath fresh mountain air. Hike out your backyard into RMNP. Spend the day wandering in nature, scaling Estes Cone or climbing Longs Peak! As the highest home in Larimer county, 707 Goblins Castle is set amid rock outcroppings with Inn Brook cascading through the property. This beautifully remodeled top of the world cabin on 5.7 acres is a one of a kind heirloom property, surrounded by lofty peaks, that will be enjoyed for generations.

Own your own Downtown Estes Park Business! Prime location on East Elkhorn and the Riverwalk with heavy yearround traffic and direct off-street parking. Rocky Mountain SereniTea has an inviting storefront and great product lines that make it an easy owner/operator business. Includes all inventory and all furniture, fixtures, equipment, plus a good lease on the space. Lets explore this business opportunity today and be ready for the holidays and next season!

400 East Elkhorn Avenue ~ $75,000

707 Goblins Castle Rd ~ $849,000

Great Location! Great Value!


Short Term Rental Permit


Mountain cottage with vintage charm. Offering a spacious .99 acre lot, you'll enjoy a peaceful location & big views to the south, showcasing the aspen groves of Twin Sisters. Vaulted great room with native stone fireplace, 2 Beds/2 Bath, plus a versatile loft & huge laundry/hobby room. Attached 1-car garage & a great deck with those views. In excellent condition throughout or update to your style.

1530 Juniper Drive~ $439,000

Under Contract in 1 Day!

Located between the Fall River and Old Man Mountain, this 2-bedroom condominium is surrounded by 2 acres of open meadow, providing a peaceful locale with great mountain views. The open floor plan offers a living room with warm fireplace and sliding glass doors to your private deck, bright kitchen with lots of cabinets and two good sized bedrooms. Accepting Backup offers.

507 Fall River Ln D ~ $249,900

Wow! Outstanding value on this BIG-VIEW 3200sf home on a HUGE lot that takes up the whole block! Lots of room for friends & family, featuring a beautifully updated floorplan of 3 Bed/3 Bath, spacious greatroom plus great decks & patios. Large fenced side yard for playspace/gardens/greenhouse/etc... Double sunrooms capture fantastic solar gain & allow for year-round gardening. Oversized 2-car garage.

1732 Dekker Cir ~ $549,500

Home & Guest Cabin

Amazing 19.1 acres of privacy, views, location, solitude and the site to enjoy it! Spacious home and exceptional separate cabin, beautifully updated. House and cabin includes 4,061 total SF of living space and 706 additional SF in the attached garage. Adjacent to Christmas Tree Mountain. Appreciate this unique and special place.

1016 Christmas Tree Ln ~ $950,000

Call us to use our FREE Moving Truck.

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