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January 10, 2020

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New Chair, Chair Pro-Tem, Larimer Board Of Commissioners The Board of Larimer County Commissioners today voted to appoint a new Chair of the Board of County Commissioners, and Chair Pro-Tem for 2020 at their regular weekly Administrative Matters meeting. The Board appointed District 2 Commissioner Steve Johnson to serve as chair for 2020, and District 1 Commissioner John Kefalas to serve as Chair Pro-Tem for 2020. Johnson succeeds District 3 Commissioner Tom Donnelly who served as Chair of the Board for 2019.

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The Estes Park Kindness Project Takes Place Throughout February The Kindness Diaries author and host Leon Logothetis speaks Feb. 5 and 6 Estes Park Mayor Todd Jirsa is pleased to announce a community partnership the Estes Park Kindness Project - to take place throughout the month of February 2020. The Kindness Project is inspired by global adventurer, author and Netflix series host Leon Logothetis. His book The Kindness Diaries focuses on accepting and generating kindness. Mayor Jirsa commented, "I learned of Leon's adventures earlier this year and have become inspired by his story. His messages have the power to change how we view everyone around us and bring more positivity to our lives." Kicking off The Kindness Project is a free, community presentation by Logothetis Feb. 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m, sponsored by the Town of Estes Park. The author will lead an inspiring talk about the power of giving, with a special introduction from popular comedian Shed G, who is known for his clean, faith-based comedy that captivates all audiences. Seating is limited for this family-friendly program; reservations are recommended -- visit Logothetis will also present The Kindness Diaries to Estes Park students Feb. 5 and 6 at 9 a.m., with a limited number of seats open to the public by reservation. Each program includes a book-signing opportunity

with the author and is kindly hosted by the Estes Park High School in the auditorium. Hundreds of free copies of The Kindness Diaries are available for the community to read now, at the Estes Valley Library. The library will offer several Kindness Project activities in February. (Register at Share Your Kindness Stories (throughout February on Facebook) Look for inspiring posts, share your stories and be motivated by others. Follow the Library's Facebook page to ensure you don't miss a post. Knitting for Kindness Feb. 3, 5-7 p.m. and Feb. 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Learn to cast on and practice knitting with a specialist from the Stitchin' Den. Materials provided. Kindness Cards (Grades K-2) Feb. 11, 4 - 5 p.m. Draw and color greeting cards to gift our community with good will during the Feb. 14 Walk for Kindness event. Relationship Repair Clinic Feb. 12, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Meet one-on-one with staff and volunteers from Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership to brainstorm ways to repair a relationship and spread kindness. Walk for Kindness Feb. 14, 4-5:30 p.m. Join a friendly neighborhood walk from Performance Park to the Library. Share conversations, spread acts of kindness, and spark connections. Hot chocolate and refreshments will await in the

Hondius Room, and books and handcrafted greeting cards will be ready to share. Book Discussion: The Kindness Diaries Feb. 18, 6:30-8 p.m. The inspirational story of Leon Logothetis, a stockbroker who leaves his unfulfilling desk job in search of a meaningful life. His story has inspired readers to accept kindness and generate it in their own lives. Tie-Dye Socks (Grades 3-5) Feb. 24, 4-5 p.m. Create a charity craft: all brightly-colored creations will be donated to Larimer County homeless shelters. Materials provided. Finally, Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership and community hosts will bring Talking It Out to locations throughout town in February. Talking It Out is a photo and story exhibit that highlights stories of Coloradans who constructively managed conflict by talking through differences. The seven stories help people understand positive outcomes that can be achieved by getting to know and engaging in opportunities for connection with others, while offering "possibilities and options for every person and group to consider for bringing more civility to the disputes they encounter." The exhibit was created by Zinn Mediation Associates, with the goal of increasing awareness about constructive conflict management and its benefits, and is on loan from The Conflict Center and Conflict Resolution Month in Colorado. Visit the exhibit at Estes Park High School (Feb. 1-7), Estes Valley Library (Feb. 814), Estes Park Town Hall (Feb. 15-21) and Estes Valley Community Center lower level (Feb. 22-28). Learn more about conflict resolution services in the Estes Valley at

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Fire Prevention Inspection Program Protecting ourselves from fire requires a team effort Did you know that over 40% of businesses never reopen after having a fire? Of those that do reopen, 25% close within the next year after struggling to get back on their feet. These statistics from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are quite sobering, and one of the reasons the Estes Valley Fire Protection District (EVFPD) works to ensure our businesses are fire safe. The mission statement of the Estes Valley Fire Protection District includes providing, “…the citizens and guests to the Estes Valley with superior fire prevention, fire protection, and emergency services”. As you might expect, we take our mission seriously, and work hard to live up to the standards put upon us by the public and those we impose on ourselves. After more than a century without an inspection program, we have managed to conduct fire safety surveys of every business (over 750) within the Estes Valley within the last four years. This has helped us to better understand the potential fire problem and assemble a more detailed plan to increase safety. Our sole Fire Inspector is unable to regularly inspect every commercial property, so we must prioritize our resources on the highest risk. We are, therefore, asking for your help. Starting in 2020, we will be attempting to conduct annual surveys on businesses that have the highest life risk – all educational facilities (e.g. schools and day cares), commercial residential (e.g. hotels/motels), and assemblies (e.g. churches and event complexes). Mercantile and businesses tend to only be

occupied when people are awake and therefore classify as lower risk. Therefore, lower risk occupancies will be inspected in person every other year or less frequently. This also spares a business the time of scheduling with our inspector when you want to focus on serving your customers during the busy season. To help businesses increase their own safety, we have created a self-inspection form that can be used proactively ahead of a scheduled in-person inspection or for certain businesses in lieu of in-person inspections. Those eligible for this program will be at the discretion of the Prevention Division based on business type, risk, and previous compliance. The form outlines general requirements based on common Fire Code violations typically found in most businesses, and will be available on the District website at Together, we can ensure a community that is safe from fire for our businesses, those who work here, and every visitor to our wonderful community. For questions or comments about our Prevention and Inspection programs, please contact Fire Chief David Wolf at The Estes Valley Fire Protection District has been protecting the Estes Valley since 1907. The District employs five career employees and 40 volunteer members. The department serves over 70 square miles in the Town of Estes Park and unincorporated Larimer County. Estes Valley Fire shares mutual aid agreements with the Allenspark FPD, Big Elk VFD, Glen Haven VFD, Loveland Fire Rescue Authority, Lyons FPD, Pinewood Springs FPD, Rocky Mountain National Park, and Larimer County Emergency Services.

EVFPD firefighters generally respond to ice. This included: medical calls in their personal vehicles, al- • Emergency medical (aslowing for a faster response. On other in- sist EPH): 3 cidents, firefighters respond to a fire sta• Alarm/Detector: 2 tion to respond in department apparatus • MVC: 2 with specialized equipment. • Odor Investigation: 1 During the week of December 29, the Estes Valley Fire Estes Valley Fire Protection District (EVFPD) responded to 8 calls for serv-

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American Legion Post 119 Accepting Flags For Proper Disposal


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Have these amazing winds tattered your American flag? Is it time to give that flag an honorable farewell? The American flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning. The American Legion Post 119 at Circle 119 accepts flags for disposal in this manner. You may bring them to Circle 119 after opening hours at three p.m., or

put them in the large red, white and blue mailbox on the west side of the building at any time of the day or night. Please note, commercial flags should have metal fixtures, such as grommets, removed. Circle 119 is located at the corner of Highways 36 and 7 in Estes Park. For additional information, see the Post 119 website at promote-patriotism.

The charge(s) are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. On December 23 police were called to Big Thompson Ave. and Lakefront Street on a report of a driver hitting a pole and driving away. The 38 year old male driver was charged with reckless driving, two counts of failure to report an accident, unlawful injury accident, careless driving causing bodily injury and leaving the scene of an accident. There was a four year old victim, who was not seriously injured in this case. The male was issued a summons and later released. On January 1 at 8:05 p.m. police stopped the driver of a vehicle in the 220 block of Big Thompson Avenue for having ficticious license plates. Upon further investigation, the driver of the vehicle was found to be in possession of a controlled substance, in possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under revocation, no proof of insurance and ex-

pired license plates. (The driver of the vehicle was not the owner of the vehicle) the driver was arrested and transported to Larimer County Jail. The owner of the vehicle was a 37 year old male from Estes Park who was issued a summons for ficticious license plates. A passenger in the car, a 54 year old female from Estes Park was found to be wanted on a warrant from the Fort Collins Police Department for possession of a controlled substance, she was able to post bond and later released. On January 4 at 5:18 p.m. police received a REDDI report of a possible intoxicated driver on Mocassin Bypass and Riverside Drive. Upon stopping the vehicle, the 49 year old male driver from Estes Park was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol and he was charged with DUI, DUI per se and careless driving and he was transported to the Larimer County Jail.

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Heartfelt Thanks To Estes Park Dear EP & Larimer County: August 11, 2013, I moved to Estes Park to work, to pursue education, to be an attorney, and for recreation. I arrived with $200 and $70K+ in debt. I was homeless, lived in Mt. Ypsilon at the Y.M.C.A., worked in their General Store until the flood, and afterwards as a housekeeper because of post flood layoffs. Except my truck, I had nothing and knew no one. I was scared because I had no safety net and a mountain of debt. I thank community kindness for helping me survive. I thank Neill and Dennis for offering a chance to live, when death seemed a better option. I thank Luke for buying and paying for a cell phone, when I could not afford the costs. I thank Rose for giving me my first pair of wool socks. Good socks were unaffordable and my feet

were cold. I thank Y.M.C.A.'s lost and found for winter clothes I couldn't afford to buy. I thank the person who threw away a nice pair of Sorrels in Outdoor World's garbage, they kept my feet warm for three years. I would like to thank everyone who gave me money to buy food, gave me food, and provided low rent or free lodging. I thank every employer in Estes Park who employed me while coordinating my multiple work and school schedules. January 3, 2020, I leave Estes Park with a Political Science Bachelor's degree from C.U., Boulder, with only that debt and a personal loan of about $4,500 I'm trying to pay off A.S.A.P. Thank you for your generosity and reasons to stay alive. Take care. Sincerely, Leah Adams

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Platte River Offers Scholarship Students in electrical energy studies encouraged to apply Students interested in pursuing careers in the electric energy industry are encouraged to apply for Platte River Power Authority’s Roy J. Rohla Memorial Scholarship. The 4th annual $3,000 scholarship is offered through the RMEL Foundation and applications are due by Feb. 27. “We constantly look for ways to support the electric industry and improve our organization, and this scholarship helps support the next generation of energy professionals,” said Jason Frisbie, general manager and CEO of Platte River. Applicants must be either a current high school senior, attending a four-year university or working toward an associate’s degree. Applicants must also have a permanent home address within Platte

River’s four owner communities – Estes Park, Fort Collins, Longmont or Loveland. Students who apply for the Roy J. Rohla scholarship will also be added to the National Electric Energy Career Jump Start Directory. Every applicant’s listing will be shared (with his/her permission) with hundreds of RMEL member companies, each of which could become a door to new opportunities for internships or employment within the industry. Those wanting to apply for the Roy J. Rohla scholarship or other scholarships should visit the RMEL Foundation for more information and an application. The Platte River Power Authority/RMEL Foundation scholarship is named after Roy J. Rohla who was an electrical engineer and plant manager at Platte River’s Rawhide Energy Station for 20 years.

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House District 49 Candidate Yara Zokaie In Estes Park January 12 Colorado House District 49 candidate Some of her specific policy positions Yara Zokaie will be in Estes Park on Sun- include paid family leave, universal Preday afternoon, January 12, from 2:00 to K, better mental health services, support 4:00 p.m. at the Library’s Hondius for workers’ rights, and support for local Room. This meet-and-greet for Yara is farming. Yara also recognizes issues esopen to the public and hosted pecially concerning to by the Estes Valley Democmillennials such as rats. stagnant wages, taxaYara is the Democratic cantion, and debt. Yara didate for our Colorado and her husband are House District 49. This legraising their young islative seat has been held by family in Windsor. Perry Buck (Republican) who Please come to meet is term-limited in 2020. Yara this exciting candidate is an attorney with a degree in person on January from the University of San 12 in Estes Park. For Diego School of Law and a more information on Yara Zokaie Masters in Taxation. Yara, check out her Announcing her campaign in October, website at Yara voiced her message of inclusion, This is our first event in 2020, and we stating, “I am running to ensure that will announce important local, state and Colorado is the best place to raise a fam- national dates for your elections calenily and every person has equal opportu- dar. For more information, email nity regardless of race, gender, religious beliefs or sexual orientation. ”

Estes Valley Conservatives Welcome Kevin Lundberg To Estes Park Estes Valley Conservatives presents miliar with a wide range of issues conSenator Kevin Lundcerning state and federal govberg this Saturday, ernment. He continues in January 11, 2020 from those areas today in many dif2 to 4 p.m. at the ferent ways, including as the Hondius Room in the executive director for the ReEstes Valley Library. publican Study Committee of Colorado ( Senator Lundberg Kevin lives in Larimer represented Estes Park County, just West of and much of Larimer Berthoud, with his wife County as a Colorado Sandy. State Representative and State Senator from Senator Kevin Lundberg 2003-2018. Kevin is fa-

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Pizza And Politics With a full-time 40 hour (or 60? or 90?) workweek, there is little or no “spare” time. Kids, both children and teenagers, however grand or great, complicate our lives in the nicest of ways – but the more people in the household the less time is available for outside activity. With the addition of holiday events, December was a blur. Now, it is time to re-enter the “real” world. Twenty-twenty encompasses a presidential election like no other. The investigation of the current White House resident and the intervention, invited or uninvited, of foreign influence into our internal affairs, makes it ever more critical that we exercise our personal rights as citizens. It does not matter which side of which question your opinion falls upon. We, as adults, as parents, as mentors, as role models, must participate. Not voting is abstaining from the decision and handing it over to – who? – to decide. In many ways, the Estes Valley Junior Election Program strives to encourage our younger citizens to participate in and be aware of life outside of their immediate concerns. By November, nearly 10% of the current students will be voter eligible adults. As in all things, practice hones skills. The time to practice is now! On October 2nd, our young residents met with elected officials for the State of Colorado. They lined up – filling both aisles of the high school auditorium – to ask Dave Young (Colorado State Treasurer) and Perry Buck (Representative for District 49) their questions. However, that is only one type of event hosted by Junior Election. Students in the Estes Park Middle School and High School participated in this year’s October event. However, our young Estes Valley residents are all in-

vited to vote in Junior Elections. The only requirement to practice vote is residency within the Estes Valley and to fall within the age-groups for Grades K-12. The voting takes place not only in the Estes Park Schools, but also at the Estes Valley Library and at the EVPRD Community Center. Students enrolled in online schools or the EPSD Options Program, members of the Homeschool Network, Estes Valley Residents who attend Front Range Schools, and virtually all other forms of alternative education

are encouraged to contribute to the practice vote. The next opportunity is the April 7 Election of Town Trustees and Mayor of Estes Park. Of course, since we hold Junior Elections, it is imperative that the Junior Voters have an opportunity to form an educated opinion about who (and what) to vote for. Therefore, Junior Election will also host a Trustee (and Mayor) Candidate Forum sometime in March. All Estes residents, ages 5-17, grades K12, are invited to participate in questioning the candidates. Perhaps the most popular event of the year is the January “Pizza and Politics” dinner with the Estes Park Board of Trustees. This is the opportunity for you, the student, to ask direct questions and to impress upon individual Trustees what you foresee as the future of Estes Park. Watch this newspaper, or contact for more information.

Sweet Holly Looking For New, Forever Home! Holly is about two years old. She is a beautiful Australian shepherd/ cattle dog. She is good with kids and other dogs and weighs about 37 lbs. She is house trained and has a moderate energy level. Holly is currently in foster care and if you’d like to meet her, please call the Animal Hospital of the Rockies (970) 586-4703 to set up an appointment. All pets are offered through the Pet Association of Estes Park, a non-profit organization that is your local humane society. You can make a tax-deductible donation to the Pet Association by sending your check to P.O. Box 4342, Estes Park, CO 80517. For more information, contact Carolyn Fairbanks, President of the Pet Association at (970) 586-5121.

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Support The Global Women’s March Of 2020 In Estes Park on January 18th On January 21st of 2017, millions of women and allies around the world took to the streets to make themselves seen and heard, demonstrating to advance women’s human rights. The Women’s March movement has announced that on January 18, 2020, women worldwide will march yet again in the 4th Annual Global Women’s March. Local organizers in Estes Park have planned a rally in Bond Park to support the 2020 Women’s March. The rally will be an informal, peaceful gathering of people who support the core belief of the Women’s March, which is that women’s rights are human rights and human rights are women’s rights. The mission of Women’s March is to harness the political power of diverse

women and their communities to create transformative social change. Women’s March is a women-led movement providing intersectional education on a diverse range of issues and creating entry points for new grassroots activists and organizers to engage in their local communities through trainings, outreach programs and events. Women’s March is committed to dismantling systems of oppression through nonviolent resistance and building inclusive structures guided by self-determination, dignity and respect. If you would like to participate, please gather at the gazebo in Bond Park at 10 a.m., Saturday, January 18th. Please feel free to make your own signs of support if you wish to do so.

Sierra Club And Community Garden Film Showing The Estes Valley Sierra Club and the Estes Valley Community Garden will co-host a public showing of "The Biggest Little Farm" on Wednesday evening, January 15th, from 6:30 to 8:00+ p.m. in the Estes Valley Library’s Hondius Room. The film lasts 90 minutes, to be followed by discussion as desired. A review of this special 2019 documentary states: "The Biggest Little Farm chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature. Through dogged perseverance and embracing the opportunity provided by nature's conflicts, the Chesters unlock and uncover a biodiverse design for living that exists far be-

yond their farm, its seasons, and our wildest imagination. Featuring breathtaking cinematography, captivating animals, and an urgent message to heed Mother Nature's call, The Biggest Little Farm provides us all a vital blueprint for better living and a healthier planet." The video is both educational and inspiring, with implications far beyond gardening and farming. It was also promoted last spring by the NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) with group showings in various cities in Colorado. All are invited to join us on January 15th; we hope to see you then! For additional information, contact Barbara MacAlpine at

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I haven’t sent out my own Christmas cards in years, but in November I spent several hours preparing cards for my mom to mail to her list of recipients. I used her address book to locate family and old friends. (What a valuable record of her social history and genealogy! Not only could I follow the trails of her neighbors from 50 years ago, I could trace family births and deaths, marriages and divorces in her “address” book. She documented them all.) As thorough as Mom’s record keeping was, several of her contacts who had relocated in the last year didn’t get noted in her book so I needed to find their new addresses. (When did we first start using the word “contacts” for names in our address book? It sounds so galactic. “We have made contact!” These people aren’t aliens, they’re her friends. And I’m not talking friends as in Facebook. I’m thinking of the neighbors who watched us kids while Dad rushed Mom to the hospital to give birth to her fifth child. Or the couples they traveled with to Tapatio Springs, TX in the winter to play golf while there was a blizzard dumping a deep freeze on Nebraska. Those kinds of friends are so much more than contacts.) Anyway, many of these friends of my mom’s had new addresses and I had to find them. (Side note: It seems like everyone over 80, and many much younger, is downsizing and doing The Move. Senior Living is the industry I wish I’d invested in ten years ago. It’s exploding! Somebody else does the cooking, the cleaning, the yard work, the snow removal. The community plans outings and entertainment and offers exercise classes right there. All you do is show up and have fun. And go broke.) It should have been easy peasy to find Mom’s friends, right? All I needed to do was fire up the laptop and Google them. But Google isn’t up to the task; it’s not an address book. I had to use an address search site like WhitePages, AnyWho, PeopleFinders, 411, or a slew of others to nail down a specific address. If you want to try this, here’s what you do. You go to one of those sites—let’s randomly pick WhitePages. You enter the name of the person you’re looking for and the state where you think they live and bingo, at least

nine of that exact name pop up. Sometimes many more. Look up your own name and see what I mean. You are not the only you out there! This is what happened to me: After looking up her address online, I sent a card to Mom’s friend Jan Andrews and received a friendly voice message a few days later: “This is Lori and my mother, Jan Andrews, received a Christmas card from you but she has no idea who you are. ” Oops. It’s's fault. That webpage gave me the address for the wrong Jan Andrews. It ends up both Jans live in the same senior living community but in different buildings. How was I to know? WhitePages didn’t tell me. You have to be really careful when looking up addresses online. Those people-search sites are sneaky. If you carelessly click on the first name that appears in the results, you will be redirected (misled) to a different, “premium” page that requires you to pay to get access to the information you need. You can also find out someone’s criminal records, their vitals (like, blood pressure or what?) and the names of all their former spouses. You should scroll down past the premium search results to get to the inferior name and address you’re looking for. With diligence, you can usually find what you need—for free. This tedious and misleading effort makes me miss the phonebooks of old. Yeah, I complained when I found multiple copies of different phone books dropped on my doorstep, but I kept one just the same so I could look up addresses. I liked the onionskin-thin paper, the tiny print, and the impact of seeing all of those names living on just one small area of the globe. There are a lot of us people on this planet! Phone books had their place and I miss their ease of use. Plus, phone books worked a lot better than laptops as booster seats for toddlers at the dinner table. You may let The Thunker know what you think at her e-mail address, © 2019 Sarah Donohoe

Kathy Hickey Joins reverie Beauty And Bodyworks Team Reverie Beauty and Bodywork in Estes Park welcomes Kathy Hickey to the team! Kathy is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Registered Yoga Teacher, and looks forward to helping the Estes Park community relieve pain, de-stress, and learn new ways to move and stretch their bodies through massage therapy and 1:1 yoga instruction. Many find yoga classes to be intimidating, especially starting out. Kathy's one-on-one instruction will help any yoga beginner to feel comfortable getting into yoga positions and ready to go to larger classes or establish an at-home practice. Combining this with Therapeutic Massage will help

Kathy's clients to feel better in their bodies, no matter what health or movement challenges they may be facing. Mention this Estes Park News article to receive $10 off your first massage or 1:1 yoga session with Kathy. She is available at Reverie on Saturdays and Sundays. Schedule by texting or calling Kathy: 303-746-2040 or, book instantly online at: Reverie Beauty and Bodywork is located at 1140 Manford Ave, Building C, Estes Park - right across from the fairgrounds entrance.


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Rock Cut/EP News Beer Bound 5K Run Scheduled For March 28, 2020

Join us for the second annual Rock Cut/EP News Beer Bound 5K! This fun run will be all about enjoying spring in the mountains, hanging out with good friends, and of course, a beer at the end! The race will take place in Estes Park, starting and ending at Rock Cut Brewing Company. We'll have staggered starts for runners and walkers, with the first at 11 a.m. and the second just a few minutes later. The beginning of the course follows Moraine Avenue and will feature gorgeous views of the Continental Divide as you run west toward Rocky Mountain National Park. At Marys Lake Road, you'll turn south and head up a moderately-steep-but-short hill to Riverside Drive (keep an eye out for wild turkeys!). Take another left to go east on

Riverside Drive and run near the Big Thompson River on your downhill descent back to the brewery. Pre-registration is $18/person; race day registration is available at $25/person. Race fees include your choice of race swag (beanie, fanny pack, or neck gaiter, all embroidered with the race logo), a free beer at the finish (21+, please), and other fun goodies including stickers, coupons, and more! Let's get outside, get some exercise, then enjoy a brew together afterwards! Go to to register. Price: $18.00 Race Fee + $2.50 Sign Up Fee. Registration: Price increases to $25.00 after March 27, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. MDT See ya there!

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Invitation To Meet The Estes Park Health CEO Candidates You are invited to meet the three candidates for the Estes Park Health Chief Executive Officer position. There will be a different candidate present on each of the following three dates, with two events on each date for Estes Park Health employees and Estes Valley community members to attend. Friday, January 10, 2020 Monday, January 13, 2020 Friday, January 17, 2020 One event on each date is a candidate presentation on “A Path Toward a Vibrant, Sustainable Future for Critical Access Hospitals” followed by questions and answers and then meet and greet time. The presentation will be in the Estes Park Health Longs Peak/Meeker Conference Room from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Estes Park Health is located at 555 Prospect Ave., Estes Park. Please watch for signs to direct you to the conference room.

The second event will be a Reception and Meet and Greet located in the Estes Park Health Lobby from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Please email Julie Yaden at which events you expect to attend to reserve your place at these events. On the Estes Park Website: candidate resumes and written answers to five questions as well as a more detailed candidate activity schedule are available. If you would like to offer comments on the candidates, please email and request access to the web-based application that will provide the search team with immediate, anonymous summaries of all feedback on the candidates.

Estes Park Health & EVRPD Will Co-Host January 13, 2020 Blood Drive To allow for easier access to give blood, Estes Park Health and Estes Valley Recreation and Park District(EVRPD) have joined together to co-host a blood drive on January 13 in the community rooms at the Estes Valley Community Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The UCHealth Garth Englund Blood Center will be overseeing and handling the donation process. The Estes Valley Community Center provides 1,800 square feet of space for the blood drive, ample parking and easy access for donors. To donate, a person must be at least 18 years old (or 17 with a parent’s permission) and show a photo identification. New donors must weigh at least 120 pounds and be in good health. Prior donors must weigh at least 110 pounds. The blood drive will be walk-ins only. Process for donating blood The donation process takes 30-45 minutes. This includes the time needed to fill out health history and consent forms. The actual drawing of blood – a pint – takes five to 10 minutes. Before you go to the Community Center, please make sure you’ve eaten something. When you enter the donation site, staff members will guide you through the process and answer your questions. If at any time during the donation process

you feel light-headed, please tell a staff member. Among the questions for your health history, you will be asked about medicines that you take. Most medicines are

okay. You will also be asked about behavior that is considered a risk for HIV or hepatitis exposure. The rest of the process includes having your temperature and blood pressure taken, and a finger-stick test called hematocrit that checks your volume of red blood cells. Your arm is cleaned with a sterile disinfectant swab. A needle is inserted into a vein on the inside of your elbow. The actual blood withdrawal takes five to 10 minutes. When you are done, a wrap is put on your arm. There will be room for you to rest for a short time afterwards and enjoy a snack. For more information about the blood drive or if you have questions, please contact Lisa Taylor at

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Nonprofit Resource Center Surges Into 2020 Last fall, the EPNRC Board established a strategic plan for 2020 and beyond that grows the services of EPNRC to all nonprofits and philanthropic organizations and clubs. Executive Director Laurie Dale Marshall notes, “Our mission (To provide tools to support, connect, & inspire community nonprofits.) and vision (Strong Nonprofits. Strong Community.) are a show of strength and assuredness of our role in the community. EPNRC serves ALL to elevate the impact we can make together. To that end, our board of directors is pleased to announce that in 2020, EPNRC will no longer be a membership-based organization charging membership dues. Membership dues historically enabled EPNRC to grow and develop. Now, we are dedicated and able to fund our core programming with diverse income streams. This allows nonprofits to retain the modest membership fee once collected. We are thankful to the members that supported our growth when we couldn't have developed any other way. ” EPNRC is known for its core programs: Youth in Action, Estes Valley Legacy,, Lunch and Learns, and resources such as the Lending Library (including a new copy machine). EPNRC acts as an advocate and liaison for Estes Park nonprofits with the Town of Estes Park, the Chamber of Commerce, Communities that Care, Larimer County, regional nonprofit organizations, and the state of Colorado. Moving forward, directors, staff, board, and volunteers are eligible to attend and utilize any & all EPNRC programs. EPNRC’s goal is to maintain free program-

ming whenever possible. However, there may be some specialty programs that have a small fee to support a highly desired presenter. The Estes Valley Legacy program will remain a fee based collaborative. EPNRC is creating a listing of nonprofits within (and in service to) the Estes Valley. Nonprofits are encouraged to email in order to assure their mission and contact information is represented correctly. EPNRC will also post a list of eligible nonprofits for ReFUND What Matters, a new program in 2020 (and the first in the nation) that allows citizens to gift their tax return to Colorado nonprofits that have been in good standing as a registered charity with the Secretary of State for five years or more. For more information on this program, visit Ms. Dale Marshall moves into 2020 from a position of strength and positivity, “It is my honor to be in a position to support all nonprofits as they execute heroic services for the people of Estes Park. I am energized & excited as I look forward to 2020! I know that together, we will do great things! ” For more information on nonprofit news, trainings, and resources, please visit To be highlighted in Nonprofits in the Neighborhood in 2020, email EPNRC invites the do-gooders of Estes Park to its annual fundraiser on Saturday, January 25. Boogie Down at Nicky’s Lounge for a Night in the ’70s. Tickets must be purchased in advance at

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

Pipe Organ - Chapel Choir - Bell Choirs - Children Welcome

Wellderness Event Returns To Estes Park 10K and 6K runs anchor event near Rocky Mountain National Park The second annual Wellderness® event is set for May 30, 2020 in Estes Park, Colo. Wellderness is a health and fitness event with a schedule that includes unique 10K and 6K runs, yoga, and a variety of vendors and partners to promote fitness, nutrition, self-care and self-exploration. It’s wellness in the wilderness - all in one of the most majestic locations in the United States, near two entrances to Rocky Mountain National Park. The Wellderness schedule of events is as follows: Friday, May 29: • Packet pickup at The Ridgeline Hotel Estes Park Saturday, May 30: RACE DAY • 10K Trail Run • 6K “Fun Run” around Lake Estes • Yoga • Health and fitness vendors and sponsors

• Post-party with craft beer tastings and local fare The inaugural Wellderness took place in Estes Park in June 2019. More than 100 runners took part in the races, including participants from seven states and three countries. The Ridgeline Hotel will again serve as the Estes Park event’s home base, hosting packet pickup as well as the postparty in its Aspen Courtyard. Participants can register for the 6K fun run and 10K trail run at to take advantage of early bird pricing.

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Needs, Resolutions, And Events All Online - EVICS is looking for a childcare supervisor during family night, February 12th This platform comes with a calendar function. All nonprofits are encouraged to post major events and fundraiser for the community. A few opportunities coming up on the calendar: January 15-17: Tackling Wicked Problems in the Estes Community: DePowered by Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center. liberative Engagement & Funded by Estes Park Village Thrift. Facilitator Training is a volunteer platWorkshop hosted by Restorative Justice form for our community. It is a place to post opportunities and respond to needs. January 19: Nonprofits compete in the It is also a centralized community calen- Winter Festival chili cook-off for $1,000 people’s choice prize. 12-4 p.m. dar. This platform is funded by a grant from January 22: League of Women Voters hosts Professor Michaele Ferguson of Village Thrift Store and is managed by UC Boulder, the author of Sharing the Nonprofit Resource Center. It has Democracy, who will address the topic been developed in response to requests of the 19th Amendment and a Woman's for volunteering, increasing volunRight to Vote. 10-noon at PCCR. tourism inquiries, and the consistent January 25: A Night in the ‘70s need for organizations to find volunteers Fundraiser for EPNRC, Boogie Down at and board members. Nicky’s Lounge, 5-8 p.m. with “Studio A few needs that are posted on Es1350” DJ dance party starting at 8 p.m. include: January 29: Cocktail party at Claire’s - Rails in the Rockies is looking for 24 benefiting Estes Valley Crisis Advocates volunteers for their February 15 event. February 6: Giving Back Thursday at - The Town of Estes Park is looking for nonprofit organizations to cook chili for Poppy’s and Mama Rose’s. 25% of sales that day benefit Estes Park Learning Winter Festival, Sunday, January 19. $1,000 first place prize and $500 second Place. is a great way to place prize for people choice award. - Boy’s Council Co-facilitator, working cross check and discover. Ask your fawith pre-teen to adolescents after school vorite organizations to post their information for all to see. If you need help - Estes Park Learning Place is looking posting, please email info@epnonfor board members to serve from 23

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SPECIAL EVENTS Sunday, Jan 26 @6pm - Join Sunrise Rotary for a special night of Bingo to benefit the EPHS Chilean exchange stu-

dent Antonia "Anto" Troncoso

‘Roots on the Ridge’ Festival Seeking Vendors

Sunday, Feb 2 @4pm - Celebrate Super Sunday by sharing our Pig Roast by Chef John Marshall, a bowl of soup by the Youth in Action, and of course FOOTBALL! (with a contest of commercials...). Watch for details!


Tuesday & Thursday Jan 14 & 16 @9-11am Benefits assistance for Veterans and families. Thursday Jan 23 @noon-5pm Veteran readjustment counseling. Call 970-586-6118 for an appointment.

MEETINGS Monday, Jan 13 @5:30 pm Auxiliary monthly meeting Tuesday, Jan 14 @6:30 am Sunrise Rotary breakfast meeting Wednesday, Jan 15 @1pm Operations Committee meeting

Inaugural festival to feature national and regional music acts and arts “Roots on the RidgeTM,” a new daylong music and arts festival, is coming this spring to Estes Park, Colo., a gateway community to Rocky Mountain National Park. The inaugural Roots on the Ridge festival is set for Saturday, May 16, 2020, at the Estes Park Events Complex. In partnership with The Ridgeline Hotel Estes Park, Roots on the Ridge will showcase the unique assets and creative spark of the Estes Park community with an immersive music and arts festival. The festival is currently seeking local ar-

tisan vendors to show- case and sell their crafts on the festival grounds. Roots on the Ridge has also partnered with the Estes Arts District to support its mission to cultivate excitement, promote interaction and create memorable experiences for the betterment of the Estes Park community. The festival music line-up will be announced and tickets will go on sale in mid-Janu- ary. More information on Roots on the Ridge and to complete the vendor applica- tion, log on to

HAVE FUN! Sunday, Jan 12 & Jan 19@6pm Bingo! Fun and cash prizes for all ages! Tuesday, Jan 14 @ 5:30pm Karaoke with Zach! We all sound like pros! Friday, Jan 17 @ 7pm Queen of Hearts is back! Win $$!!


Sons Steak Night! $18 Friday, Jan 17 @5:30-7pm

Fried Chicken Dinner $15

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Think Spring! Come Garden With Us!

Fertilizer –The Prescription For A Vigorous Garden

Photo by Nannette Chisholm [an EVCG gardener

Even if it’s not spring just yet, gardeners are starting to scan seed catalogs and dream of getting their hands in the dirt again. Can you see yourself in this picture? If so, we have good news! Estes Valley Community Garden plots are still available to rent for the 2020 season. Just take a quick trip to and follow the “Get a Plot” link. An application form is available that can be emailed directly to us. You too could be renting one of our 4’ x 10’ plots and enjoying a harvest of vegetables, small fruits, or flowers in the coming summer. 2019 was probably our best year yet at the Garden. Rain was plentiful throughout the spring and into summer, and the drip irrigation system plus individual watering filled in to keep the plants happy. If during summer or fall you passed by the garden, located at the corner of Manford Avenue and Community Drive, you probably noted the lush green vegetation under the white hail protection covers. We think that was proof the plants loved the moisture last

year! In August, gardeners were happy to accept a Bright Spot award from Estes Park in Bloom. Out of our 90 plots, three were designated for the Elementary School Garden Club. Another three were planted by volunteers whose harvest of potatoes, green beans, lettuce, zucchini and cucumbers went to the Crossroads Ministry’s Food Bank. We emphasize “Community” in our name and welcome a multigenerational crop of gardeners. We would also welcome new members to our Board of Directors. Whether you garden with us, at another location, or not at all, your input and dedication to the Community Garden would be appreciated. If you are interested in this opportunity or have questions, please contact Board President Shane Bristow at For more information about the Estes Valley Community Garden, visit our website at, or email the Board at

Blood Drive January 13, 2020 Estes Valley Community Center 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. Walk-ins Only

Have you ever wondered – what is fertilizer and why to use it? The January meeting of the Estes Park Garden Club will feature Gary Bragdon of Alpha One Organic Lawn and Garden Products talking about benefits and best practices for using fertilizer in our gardens. Come prepared with all of your questions about fertilizer! Alpha One has provided Colorado garden centers, landscape firms, organic growers, and professional gardeners the best quality organic fertilizers for over

21 years. Alpha One Fertilizers are formulated for the Rocky Mountain region for the very best in plant growth, plant health, and environmental safety. Gary also is a consulting professional providing economically and environmentally sound recommendations for new and existing landscape problems. The Estes Park Garden Club meeting is Monday January 13, 2020 10:30 a.m. in the Hondius Room of the Estes Valley Library. Everyone is invited to attend.

Art Center Of Estes Park Seeking Applications For Artists For 2020 Art Market tography, sculpture, ceramics, fiber, glass, metal, wood, leather, jewelry and more. We are currently accepting artist applications for our juried show. The application is available on Zapplication. Please go to php? ID=8092 to Art Market 2020, sponsored by the Art apply. There is a $35 jury fee and booth Center of Estes Park, will be held again fees are $325 for a standard booth space this year in Estes Park, Colorado over or $375 for a corner booth space. There the Memorial Day Weekend. This beauis a $25 fee for electricity if applicable. tiful show in Bond Park is known as the Applications are due by March 5. kickoff to the summer season in Estes Last year's Art Market was a big sucPark. cess with thousands of visitors returning Situated at the entrance of Rocky to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain NaMountain National Park, Estes Park, CO tional Park and supporting the artists at is recognized as one of the most picturthe Art Market. esque locations for an outdoor event. Art If you have any questions please don't Market will host over 90 vendors showhesitate to email us at artmarket@arting and selling fine art. Artists will be selling works to include painting, pho-

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Coffee With A Cop At Starbucks Chief Wes Kufeld and officers from the Estes Park Police Department were out in force Tuesday evening at the very first Coffee With a Cop event at Starbucks coffee shop. The event was very well attended. Some of the officers socialized with members of our community while others worked the counter, making drinks under the supervision of the Starbucks staff and some officers even worked the drive-up window! EPPD would like to thank everyone

who came out to Coffee with a Cop. They had a lot of fun and can't wait until the next one. They’d also like to give a special thanks to the staff of Starbucks, they were amazing and very patient.

Courtesy photos

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WE ‘SURVIVED’ Y2K…AND MORE. NOW WHAT? I heard someone recently, in celebrating the arrival of 2020, say, “It’s been 20 years since Y2K when many of us worried that computers would crash and our world might end, and yet here we are. ”Some might say, “I knew there was nothing to it! I didn’t give it a second thought.” Others would acknowledge that they did, indeed, consider the possibility that civilization as we knew it, would end. We heard comments from people like “Well, we made it!”… some jokingly, some with a genuine sigh of relief…when the day came and went and we were still here. Many, however, took it very seriously, storing food and other supplies to ‘prepare’ for the ‘end of the world’. Regardless of how you felt about the approach and passing of that event I hope that we can see that some good lessons came from such. One of those was that we felt like we got a reprieve…more time. Perhaps you remember the Biblical story of Hezekiah. He had a similar ‘wake-up’ experience. He was God’s ruler in Judah, doing many great things during his reign. However, there was a time when Hezekiah got sick and death seemed imminent. Isaiah, the prophet, confirmed his fears: “Set your house in order for you will surely die and not live.” Hezekiah’s response to that ominous prophecy? Praying fervently, he reminded God of previous good deeds he had done, and, the Bible says, “he wept bitterly’. God’s answer to his prayers and tears was to grant him ‘an extension’. “I will add to your days fifteen years”. What welcome words! One might have assumed that, given extended life, Hezekiah would respond by living a life of renewed dedication and greater service. He did not. He became arrogant and selfish, and wasted much of that extended time given him. That true story is a reminder of how we can fail to use God’s ‘extended time’ in our own lives. One wonders how people respond to the failure of their world to end when it could easily have done so. Most of us have had ‘close calls’: a near fatal car accident, a serious disease, a violent act designed to end our life. We lived! How did we respond to that reprieve? Did we say, “Thank you, Lord, for giving me more time. I will try to do better with those days / months!” Or, will we say, “Whew! It didn’t happen. That means I can continue living as I did in the past”, thus, wasting God’s ‘extended time’. Instead it should be seen as a not-so-gentle reminder that God gave us extra time and that He expects us to use it wisely. The same is true, of course, with the arrival of the New Year. Most of us have been given many years to use to enrich ourselves and benefit others. Hopefully, we have used that time in ways that please God. However, with the arrival of any new year, it’s like God has given us a ‘new page’…a clean page…to write on, urging us: ‘do better, My son’. I pray that each of us, being given additional time: a new day, week, year, will challenge ourselves to utilize it to do greater things than we have ever done in our lives before. And we mean ‘great’! In his best-selling book, Good to Great, Boulder author Jim Collins reminds us that ‘good’ is not an acceptable level to strive for, He reminds us that each organization, each individual should strive for ‘greatness’. Someone put it this way. “Few people attain ‘great lives’, in part because it is so easy to settle for simply ‘good lives’.” How is that achieved? First of all, we know that people who do not ‘plan’ to live a ‘greater life’, will fail to ‘live’ a greater life. One of the advantages of the turning of a page of a calendar is that it affords an opportunity to resolve to do some things differently and better. What are those things that you plan to do better in 2020…in your marriage and parenting relationships, in your financial stewardship, in your personal development? A well-known song states our motto: “I’m pressing on the upward way, new heights I’m gaining every day.” I invite you to join me as we move from ‘good’ to ‘greater’ in all aspects of our lives during God’s great blessing of ‘extended time’…our new year. Bob Lewis

Estes Park Senior Citizens Center Menu January 13 - January 17 Monday, Jan 13 Beef Stroganoff w/ garlic bread & side salad Tuesday, Jan 14 Country Fried Chicken w/ mashed potatoes, gravy & vegetables Wednesday, Jan 15 MEMBERS’ POTLUCK - Please Join Us! (Call to sign up 970-581-2195) Thursday, Jan 16 Meatball Philly Sandwich (topped w/green peppers, onions & mozzarella cheese) & soup of the day Friday, Jan 17 Salmon (4 oz) w/ Rice Pilaf & clam chowder soup

January 20 - January 24 Monday, Jan 20 Mexican Quesadilla (stuffed w/ham, mushrooms, onions & tomatoes) & soup of the day Tuesday, Jan 21 Bacon, Egg & Cheddar Burger w/ side salad Wednesday, Jan 22 Chicken Salad Croissant w/ Homemade Chips & cottage cheese Thursday, Jan 23 Meatloaf w/ mashed potatoes, gravy & vegetables Friday, Jan 24 Fish & Homemade Chips w/ clam chowder soup All noon meals are $5 for current EP Senior Citizens Center members and are by reservation only. Reservations must be made by 1:00 PM at least one business day in advance. Note, if you want to reserve a meal for Monday, Jan 13th, you need to call before 1:00 PM on Friday, Jan 10th. For reservations call 970-581-2195 (Monday – Friday 9:00 am - 1:30 pm). Pre-paid meal tickets and membership forms are available at the Estes Park Senior Citizens Center at our NEW location 1760 Olympian Lane. Eat at the Senior Citizens Center or take Meals to Go! Regular hours of operation 9:00 am -- 1:30 pm Monday thru Friday. Join or renew membership for 2020 to receive free activities & reduced meals! Check out our website: TriFit, Balance, Mah Jongg, crafts, games, and other activities.

Join/Renew for 2020!

Live Auction In Your Leisure Suit Get your best 70s gear together: blue eye shadow, big belts and platform shoes. Estes Park is known for having numerous nonprofits, and the Nonprofit Resource Center, which supports the nonprofit community, presents their annual winter fundraiser. This year’s theme is A Night in the ‘70s. The Nonprofit Resource Center (EPNRC) is known for presenting National Philanthropy Day,, the Give Back Business program, Youth in Action, Estes Legacy Planned Giving Collaborative, and more. The organization acts as a liaison between the local nonprofit community and the advocacy and opportunities presented through Larimer County and the State of Colorado. The organization strives to create a strong community through strong nonprofits. A Night in the ‘70s takes place on January 25 at Nicky’s Lounge. Look forward to an Estes Park re-invention of the popular celebrity TV Match game (who will the local celebrities be?). Guests will be treated to a prime rib carving station, shrimp cocktail, party trays, and…possibly a red JELL-O fish mold. Or…an ice sculpture with Grasshopper cocktail pouring out the spout? Be prepared for “Wow!”.

For those that want to put the FUN in fundraising, a $50 ticket gets you a wild night in bell bottoms, a decade drink, amazing food and dancing. For those that want to bump things up a notch, a Glitter Ticket at $200 opens doors to exclusive raffles and top shelf drinks. There will be a paddle raiser for outright donations to the Nonprofit Resource Center. Everyone is welcome to boogie down at Nicky’s Lounge. Let’s celebrate Hidden Valley après ski style or suit up in your best polyester pantsuit. This

fundraiser is an awesome dress-up party and celebration of EPNRC. The evening goes from 5-8 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online at Nicky’s is generously hosting a DJ after party from 8 p.m. on ($25 tickets at the door benefit EPNRC).

Estes Park Archives Program Leading the charge against the perceived “monopoly” were prominent hoteliers Enos Mills, Clem Yore (of the short-lived Big Thompson Hotel, better known nationally for his dime-store westerns), and Alfred Lamborn (manager of the Stanley). Arguing for the perceived “uniform high standards, fixed timetaThis 1920 route map over the Continental Divide to Grand Lake was bles, and reliawishful thinking until late September. Photo courtesy Estes Park Archives bility” of a single One hundred years ago this month, the transportation provider were the Denbattle brewing in Estes over granting of ver Tourist Bureau, the RMPTCo itself, commercial licenses for transportation and, somewhat surprisingly, Abner in Rocky Mountain National Park beSprague of Sprague Lodge, whose dislike came an all-out war, pitting neighbor of Enos Mills may have driven him to against neighbor and private citizens the other side. against their federal government, as The Estes Park Archives will trace the powerful factions took to the lecture cirorigins of the 1920 “Car Wars” this Satcuit to rail against the opposition and urday, January 11, at a free one-hour promote their views. program beginning at 1:00 p.m. in the One year earlier, in 1919, the National “Ten Letters” meeting space at 240 Park Service had granted an exclusive Moraine Avenue. As an additional treat, contract to Roe Emery’s Rocky MounTom Hannah will resurrect a 1920 tain Parks Transportation Company recipe for cream puffs, with attendees (RMPTCo) for carrying visitors to and able to sample whether it stands the test around Rocky Mountain National Park. of time. This was a time when the bulk of The fight over ownership of the early tourists to Estes Park and Rocky Mounroads in Rocky Mountain National Park tain National Park arrived in Colorado resulted in threats, arrests, physical vioby train, before rental cars were an oplence, the unscheduled departure of the tion. first Rocky Mountain National Park suOutlying hotels and lodges were used perintendent, and court cases and legal to providing for their customers’ every battles which took a decade to resolve. need, including transportation to and Because inholdings and exclusive confrom downtown Estes Park and all sight- cessions are still features of Rocky seeing excursions. Because no fee was Mountain National Park, the topic of charged to enter the national park, what belongs in a national park is still money collected for group automobile relevant today. Everyone is cordially intours to Bear Lake, for example, or the vited to participate, even first-time visiend of the not-yet-finished Fall River tors, and no reservations are required. Road was essentially pure profit. The Please call 586-4889 for additional inloss of this income, they feared, would formation or questions. lead to their demise.

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Clip and Save. Dates and events are subjuect to change. Watch for posters and updates.

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Photography collection courtesy of Jim Ward

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Congratulations to Ashley Salter, the Estes Park High School Student of the Week for January 10, 2019. School activities she enjoys are being a member of the E-Sports Team and helping with the B. A. M. Coffee Shop. When she’s not at school or studying at home, Ashley loves to play the violin, go hiking and explore nature, read, write, and draw. She also loves to cook and learn new recipes, travel and see new places, and learn about foreign cultures and languages. Having just moved here from Texas, Ashley has already made lots of new friends and she said, “Everyone is so nice.” While in Texas, Ashley earned several awards for her art and writing, and she was selected 1st chair and concertmaster multiple times in the Fort Worth Youth Orchestra. Now, she is thoroughly enjoying everything about life in Colorado. Ashley’s favorite quote is: “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Jesus said this in

Megan Miller Is Rocking Her New Business, Estes Rocks

Ashley Salter 10th Grade

Matthew 19:26. Ashley likes this quote because it reminds her how God will be with her through every up and down in life, and that He has a plan for her and will help her to achieve that plan. After high school, Ashley plans to go to college and pursue a career in foreign languages.

Megan was born and raised in Estes and has lived here for 18 years. She is now a freshman in college and is very excited about starting and running her own small business. She said, “I designed and published my own website and have worked to obtain proper licenses. I am currently working towards a business degree, so Estes Rocks has been a great opportunity to apply what I am learning in my classes.” Her rocks are individually selected from the landscapes of Colorado and are hand-painted and carefully crafted. From majestic scenes of the Rocky Mountains to playful smiling pals, each pebble and slab of stone is as different as the next. Customers can special order her unique products which are personally designed and hand-painted accordMegan Miller recently started her own ing to the customers specific request. The finished products are custom-crebusiness called Estes Rocks where she hand-paints rocks and sells them as gifts, ated, one-of-a kind and very personal. Megan said, “Rocks are as unique as decorations, etc. She also specializes in custom orders where she personally de- people, which is why I design each massigns rocks based on customer requests. terpiece just as the customer requests.

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.

Colorado Flag Columbine.

Stars and Stripes Longs Peak.

When asked where she got the idea for her new business, Megan said, “Painting rocks is a hobby I’ve enjoyed since I was really young. Living in the mountains, I would find rocks outside and paint them to use as backyard decorations and These personalized name rocks are perfect table setgifts. As I started to paint tings or decorations for weddings, parties, etc. more rocks, my family and friends told me I should try Maybe someone needs table decorations to sell them. Taking their advice, Estes for a wedding reception or presents for a Rocks was born.” birthday or anniversary celebration. I can help with that!” The possibilities are endless with Estes Rocks. You can use painted rocks for anything: scavenger hunt prizes, table centerpiece elements, potted-plant decorations, garden markers or simply as a gift for someone special. Sometimes it is difficult coming up with the perfect idea for the perfect occasion. The Estes Rocks gallery is meant to inspire you with ideas and provide Military Collection. some examples of what Megan can create for you. Make sure to check out her website/gallery at or send her an email at to request custom ordered rocks. Her beautiful creations can also be seen and purchased at our local Ace Hardware store, and make sure to check out the Estes Rocks Facebook page and on Instagram.

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Salud Family Health Centers January Is Cervical Health Awareness Month Cervical Health Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about how women can protect themselves from HPV (human papillomavirus) and cervical cancer. HPV is a very common infection that spreads through sexual activity, and it causes almost all cases of cervical cancer. About 79 million Americans currently have HPV. Many people with HPV don't know they are infected. And each year, more than 11,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer. What causes cervical cancer? The cervix is a small, narrow, tube-like organ at the bottom of the uterus that connects to the vagina. The cervix is the passage through which sperm travels to

the uterus and menstrual fluid flows out. It also dilates during labor to allow a baby to pass through the birth canal. Cervical cancer forms when the cells that line the cervix begin to develop abnormal changes. Over time, these mutated cells may grow out of control and form a tumor. Routine Pap screening may help detect abnormal cells in the cervix, so they can be treated. Most women are advised to get a Pap test starting at age 21. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than 90 percent of all cervical cancers are caused by a human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. Not every woman who has HPV will develop a cervical tumor, though treatment with the HPV vaccine is known to help prevent cancer of the cervix. Who gets cervical cancer? Unlike most other cancers, cancer of

Salvation Army End Of The Year Totals And Thank You To All Thanks to everyone who put money in the kettles or mailed checks to our P. O. Box. And thank you especially to those who braved the weather to ring the bell for The Salvation Army. We raised over $44,700 this year and a few checks are still trickling in. This compares with the $42,000 that we raised in 2018. About half of the donations came through our P. O. Box and the rest came from donations in the kettles. We tallied 586 hours of bell ringing. If you do the math, this means we take in

about $38 for each hour of bell ringing. That is a pretty good return on the time you invested as a volunteer. If you still want to donate, our address is P. O. Box 172 in Estes Park. It would be hard to acknowledge everyone who helped this year. We do want to acknowledge Dion Steffonich, our local Safeway manager, and all of the Safeway employees who watched us drag the kettle stands in and out every day. And thanks to people who brought beverages from Starbucks and tea from Café De Pho Thai to our bell ringers. It was all appreciated. Our local Salvation Army Extension Unit helps to support Crossroads Ministry, but we are always on call to assist in case of emergencies when requested by the police and fire departments. We rely on your donations to fund this work. We do this as an all volunteer organization with no paid staff or office. As the official motto of The Salvation Army says, “Doing the Most Good.”

the cervix is often diagnosed in young to middle-aged women. According to the National Cancer Institute: The average age of a woman diagnosed with cancer of the cervix is 50. More than one-third of new cervical cancer diagnoses are in women between 20 and 44 years old. About 80 percent of all cervical cancer diagnoses are in women younger than 65. Cancer of the cervix may not always cause symptoms in the early stage of the disease. When symptoms do develop, they may include: Vaginal bleeding between periods or after intercourse Post-menopausal vaginal bleeding Vaginal discharge Pain in the pelvis Tests and tools used to diagnose cancer of the cervix include: Pap test and pelvic exam Colposcopy Biopsy Imaging tests Lab tests The good news: The HPV vaccine (shots) can prevent HPV. Cervical cancer can often be prevented with regular screening tests and followup care. Salud offers affordable, specialized services for women and offers free pap tests through the Women's Wellness Connection. When scheduling your appointment, please ask about these services. Talk with your provider to get the appropriate cervical cancer screening for you! The Estes Park Salud Family Health Center is located at 1950 Redtail Hawk Drive. To schedule an appointment, call 970-484-0999 or 303-MYSALUD (6972583). The website address is At Salud Family Health Centers, we provide quality, affordable primary health care services to keep you and your family healthy. We serve all members of the community regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. Salud accepts Medicaid, Medicare, CHP+, and most private insurance plans.

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Newcomers To Meet January 16th The January Newcomers General Meeting will be held at Mama Rose’s on Thursday, January 16th, from 5-8 p.m. We are excited to announce that the guest speaker will be Michelle Bird, Public Affairs Director for Larimer County. Michelle’s presentation will review the government structure and ways that citizens can get involved and engage with Larimer County. The cost for the event and dinner is $28 per person. Menu choices include Spaghetti, Fettuccine Alfredo, Polenta

Puttanesca and Salmon, plus salad, garlic bread and cannoli. Gluten-free, dairyfree and vegetarian options will be available. Please specify your menu preference

The Estes Park Newcomers Club January Activity Spotlight

when registering. If you have dietary restrictions, email Click here for more information. The Estes Park Newcomers Club is a social, non-profit and non-discriminatory organization. Its purpose is to help Estes Park residents learn about the community and develop new friendships. We invite interested residents to come and enjoy the Newcomers Club, where you will meet new friends and discover

all that is unique about our mountain community. To learn about the Club, and for membership information, please visit our website at See you there!

The Estes Park Newcomers Club is a social organization that hosts a wide range of events and activities to help new residents make friends and learn about our amazing mountain community. Club meetings are held throughout the year, providing an opportunity to hear from community leaders and organizations, while sampling the cuisine of local restaurants and enjoying the company of fellow Newcomers. Newcomers offers many Special Events and Activities, as well as smaller gatherings of a wide variety of Interest Groups that include lectures, dinners, book clubs, hiking groups, card games, women’s and men’s lunches and breakfasts, photography, and birdwatching,

just to name a few! Feel free to explore the website and consider contacting or joining us! This month The Newcomers Club is spotlighting the Hiking Group Come join the regular Hiking Group and discover the great outdoors with fellow hikers in the Estes Park area. We explore various trails in Rocky Mountain National Park and the National Forest, with an occasional field trip to a neighboring town. Hikes are generally between three to six miles in length with an average elevation gain of 1,000 feet. The regular Hiking Group meets on the third Friday of the month from September to May, with some exceptions due to weather or holidays.

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News From The Art Center Monday, August 24 Estes Valley Plein Air-Artists’ Get together-Nocturne Paint Out. 6-10 p.m. EVPA artists are invited to attend a get together party from 6-8 and then to go out and paint 8-10. Wednesday. August 26 Estes Valley Plein Air-Artists’ Breakfast. EVPA artists are invited to enjoy a breakfast at the Art Center and turn in their three Plein Air entries, one Nocturne painting or one Paint Our Town painting (if completed) plus one miniature and one reserve for a total of six paintings. Breakfast is 8-11 a.m. Artwork may be turned in until 4 p.m. Wednesday, August 26 Estes Valley Plein Air-Paint Our Town. EVPA artists are invited to gather at a number of suggested areas to paint our town. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Paint Our Town work must be turned in by 4 p.m. Thursday, August 27 Estes Valley Plein Air-Educational Program with Q&A to follow. An educational program will be offered in collaboration with the Estes Park Museum. A free presentation opened to all artists and the public. Friday, August 28 Estes Valley Plein Air-End of the Paint Out Party. EVPA artists are invited to attend a party at the Art Center 6-8 p.m. Food and beverages provided. Saturday, August 29 Estes Valley Plein Air Quick Paint & Auction. 8:30 a.m.-12 noon. Riverside Plaza in downtown Estes Park. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, August 29 Estes Valley Plein Air-Gala opening and Awards Ceremony. Gala Reception 5-8 p.m. Awards ceremony 6:30. All art work is for sale. August 29-September 27 Estes Valley Plein Air-Exhibition and Art Sale. Art Center 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. All art work is for sale. September 28-29 EVPA artist pick up unsold art work. Art Center 8 a.m.-5 p.m. September 30 Art Center delivers work to shipper to return to artists. We are working on organizing two different group paint outs for this event. Special Sale: The Art Center is holding a special sale on works by Charlotte Lloyd. She donated these pieces of art to benefit the Art Center. Charlotte is one of the Founding Members of the Art Center and moved to MO last year. The Sale is being held in the Sun Room. While each is priced, other offers will be Door prize winner Joseph Kellogg. considered. It’s a great opportunity to own a work of art by one of Estes Park’s talented artists. contact the Art Center. This is our 3rd an- Also on display in the gallery will be nual program. The following is a sched- the outstanding work of the other Art ule of activities: Center artist members, including other August 15-29 Estes Valley Plein Air works in oil painting, watercolor, pastel, Paint Out. EVPA artists paint on locajewelry, ceramics, charcoal, graphite, tion within a 50- mile radius of Estes glass, wood, sculpture, fiber, photograPark, including Rocky Mountain Naphy, printmaking and mixed media. tional Park. Winter gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, August 22 Estes Valley Plein Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Air-Family Paint Out. Families join us The gallery is closed Tuesdays, Wednesfor this free painting event with instruc- days and Thursdays through mid-May. tor-All levels welcome 10 a.m.-12 noon, For more information, please call the Art Center of Estes Park Art Center at 970-586-5882 or visit our website at “Meet the New Artists” opened January 3rd and will be on display until February 16. The exhibit features four new artists who joined the Art Center in 2019. The first show of the year celebrates these new artists as we welcome them as artist members. With the opening occurring on First Friday, a door prize was offered. Joseph Kellogg from Missouri won the prize of a print “First Snow” by Debbie Jansen. On January 18th, there will be an exciting public presentation on Machu Picchu by the Art Center’s own Chris Switzer. Chris Switzer has made many trips to Peru, including three visits to the incredible Machu Picchu. She will be sharing some of her stories and slides with the public and is bringing a number of books, maps and special textiles from the area to shop as well. Chris has a BFA in weaving from Colorado State University, which she received in 1984 with a double major in anthropology/archaeology. Chris has been a participating artist at the Art Center since its inception over thirty years ago and is a founding member. Chris and her husband Phil have raised alpacas in estes park for forty years. This will be a wonderful opportunity to spend a cozy, educational evening with friends at the Art Center of Estes Park on a cold winter night. The public is invited to attend starting at 6:30 to allow time to review the materials Chris will bring before she conducts her presentation between 7 and 9 p.m. The application to enter our Estes Valley Plein Air event is officially open until April 5. Any artist interested in plein air painting is invited to apply on If you have any questions regarding this event, please

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Finding The Good “ Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that’s mentionable can be more manageable. When we talk about our feelings, they become less upsetting and less scary. The people we trust with that important talk can help us know that we are not alone.” Fred Rogers For someone who is struggling with a substance use disorder, it is often the stigma of the illness that makes the path to recovery more difficult. Finding that person who one can trust and also understands the illness can be life changing.

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of people in long-term recovery to see their dreams a reality. Over the past few years, State and Federal grants have been secured by the recovery community and now brick and mortar recovery centers exist in nearly every county in the state; a huge turning point that will help millions find recovery” “Steve helped me understand that the party wasn’t over because we found recovery; in fact, the fun had just begun. People find, sustain and maintain longterm recovery every single day. That it itself should be celebrated and we decided to set one day aside for all of us to join together; families, friends and fellows. So was born the yearly Maine Rally 4 Recovery held in Portland’s Deering Park. Celebrating recovery is just one of the reasons for the Rally. Stigma around substance use disorder keeps the inspiring stories of resilience and healing from the eyes and ears of the public, allowing the trauma to cycle and continue. In a positive and productive way, Steve has helped us responsibly challenge and outright crush the negative stereotypes that exist, while laughing, learning, crying and cheering our way through it.” What I know about Steve is that he has a gift for remaining calm under pressure, he listens and speaks without judgement, he has an unwavering faith in people who reach out in recovery, and he appreciates and celebrates differences. He has a gift with humor, and has the ability to not only make us laugh hysterically at his mistakes, but to gently let us know he can laugh with us at our own. I know this to be true, because Steve Cotreau is my brother. He is a shining example of what was so important to our Dad; giving unconditional love to those we hold dear. Although I can’t take any credit for his many accomplishments, I am awfully proud to be his sister. For those who are seeking a person to trust and talk to in the Estes Park area about substance abuse issues, the following link is available; EstesPark, 24 hour hotline for those that need someone to talk to immediately (970) 586-2471. Maggie Cotreau is a life /executive coach and facilitates leadership development workshops for VDG Global. She is also a licensed Celebrant for weddings and funerals in Estes Park. She has been a private volunteer hospice worker and sits on the board of Estes Park Quota Club.

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A Year To Celebrate, And A Year To Anticipate Around town, holiday decorations retreat into hibernation, yet the wintertime glow still inspires the enthusiasm of a bright new year. 2019 recorded many milestones for the Library, which we’ll build upon in 2020 to serve you even better. Case in point: the library went Fine Free in 2019. Now more families are using the library again. Here are additional highlights from key areas: More in Store: The library introduced new collections, like Lucky Day, where you can find popular bestsellers awaiting on any given day. And the Library of Things continues to grow, with telescopes, critter cams, scrapbooking kits, and much more. A Cliffhanger Debut: Instead of letting Used Book Sales fade from existence, the Library Friends & Foundation gave this fundraiser a permanent new home where book lovers can shop for bargains and donate gently-used materials. Thanks to volunteers, Cliffhanger Used Books is open daily, except a few holidays. What’s in store for 2020? More services to meet your needs and interests. Searching Made Easier: This fall, the library introduces a new software system on the leading edge of service and technology. You’ll enjoy easier browsing of the library catalog, with new conveniences, including more integration with our popular Digital Collections. In time,

it will be easier than ever for students to find Estes Valley Library materials from their school catalogs. Growing Collections: You’ll find all your favorites (that includes traditional print books and digital editions), plus new check-out items like Storytime Kits and Notebook Computers to use in the library. Programs to Inspire: Look for more of the great programs you enjoy: One Book One Valley in January, the Kindness Project this February, and another great Summer Reading Program for all ages. Makerspace programs will explore new applications through monthly Repair Clinics and Craft Jams. Programs to empower: We’ll build upon the Civic Engagement programs you’ve asked for, with the library as a neutral place to discuss today’s hot topics, where the spirit of deliberative democracy fosters real-world solutions. Local teens can look forward to weekly Homeworker Helper sessions, plus opportunities to practice the SAT and Book-a-College-Planner. We’ll continue to serve the many English Language Learners ready and waiting to work one-on-one with volunteer tutors. None of these advances would be possible without you--our caring community of library supporters. We look forward to our shared journey with you into 2020, as we work together to continue strengthening our great community.

Quaker/Unitarian Meeting The Quaker/Unitarian group meets each Sunday morning at the US Bank meeting room (363 East Elkhorn Ave.). Quaker silence is from 10-10:30. Social time is from 10:30-11. Presentation and discussion is from 11-noon. On Sunday, January 12th, the discussion

will be led by Randy Maharry. He doesn’t know what he is talking about! Hopefully, it will be worthwhile. All are welcome. Please join us. If questions, please call Randy Maharry 515-229-8299.

Concert Featuring Wind River Winds And Rocky Recorders The Peak to Peak Concert Series will spotlight two local performance ensembles in an intimate concert on Saturday, January 18th at 3 p.m. at the Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church. The Rocky Recorders will perform music from the Renaissance by Michael Praetorius, Christian Erbach, and Georg Phillipp Telemann on a variety of sizes of recorders, from the small sopranino recorder to the bass recorder. Members of the ensemble include Marti DeYoung, Christi, Fjare, Robert Keep, Steve Pear-

son, and Mark Richardson. The ensemble rehearses in Estes twice monthly and enjoys playing music of the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Modern eras. They are always on the lookout for new members who play recorder to join them.

The Wind River Winds, a traditional woodwind quintet featuring flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn, and bassoon, will also be featured on the concert. Members Scott Anderson, Annette DeChant, Robert Keep, Susan Novy, and Melinda Workman will be performing music by Adrien Bathe, Maurice Ravel, Gabriel Faure, Adolphe DesLandres, and George Gershwin to round out the second half of the concert. The Peak to Peak Concerts are sponsored by the Oratorio Society of Estes Park and admission is always free, although donations are graciously accepted. There will be a reception after the concert to meet the musicians. The Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church is located at 2000 Ptarmigan Trail, Estes Park.

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What’s Happening At The Estes Valley Library ONE BOOK ONE VALLEY “Flight Behavior” Book Discussions Friday, January 10, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Wasson Room or Wednesday, January 15, 5:30-7 p.m., Cliffhanger Used Books Readers are invited to discuss Barbara Kingsolver’s novel, which is this year’s featured One Book One Valley selection. Register for either session at “Flight of the Butterflies:” Sunday at Reel Mountain Theatre

Sunday, January 12, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. This acclaimed documentary follows the flight of hundreds of millions of butterflies on the migratory path to their remote hideaways. English language version screened at 1 pm. Spanish-language screened at 2 pm. Show your library card for free admission. Note: this Sunday is indeed the correct date, not Saturday, as was printed in the Library Programs Guide. Fascinating Life of the Monarch Butterfly Wednesday, January 22, 10-11:30 a.m.,

Elementary School Learn the history, habits and migration of monarchs and painted ladies with Master Gardener Bill Ciesla. View the school’s bee exhibit and hear from high school students about their Zero Waste project. Register at Garden Habitat Hero: Wildscaping 101 Tuesday, January 28, 6-7 p.m., Hondius Room Restore natural areas, one patch at a time, with wildlife-friendly gardens. Program led by Jamie Weiss of Audubon Rockies. Register at Butterfly Engraved Coasters Wednesday, January 29, 2-3:30 p.m. Learn how to raster (or engrave) on the Makerspace laser cutter. Staff will guide participants in using a design program to decorate and take home a custom coaster to celebrate One Book One Valley. Register at CIVIC LIFE Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, January 20, 10:30 a.m. The public is invited to celebrate the memory of Dr. King by hearing performances of two speeches from his civil rights career. The performances take place in the Library’s Fireplace Corner at 10:30 am and at 2 p.m. Between performances, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Fort Collins Toastmasters Club 375 will

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Speeches With Toastmasters

The public is invited to celebrate and reflect upon the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Library on Monday, January 20 with live performances of two famous speeches from his civil rights career. The first speech will be performed that day from 10:30 to 11 a.m., with a second speech performed later that afternoon from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Both programs will take place in the Library’s Fireplace Corner. Between sessions, the public is also invited to participate in a free Public Speaking Skills Workshop, led by the Fort Collins Toastmasters Club 375. The 90-minute workshop is open to all ages and levels, and will offer insights on how

to gain confidence in effectively communicating with an audience. Toastmasters is an international nonprofit organization formed in 1924 that teaches public speaking and leadership skills, today with more than 358,000 members worldwide. The public speaking workshop takes place that day from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. Participants may bring a brown-bag lunch if they wish. Discussion time will also allow attendees an opportunity to identify their public-speaking skill needs, and to determine if there is interest in re-forming a local Toastmasters Club in Estes Park. Those attending the public speaking workshop may register to attend at No registration is required for those attending only the King Speech performances. The library also offers a selection of books and films for those seeking to learn more about the legacy of Dr. King.

lead a presentation on how to strengthen your public speaking skills. Register at FRIENDS & FOUNDATION Specials at Cliffhanger Used Bookstore

Cliffhanger Used Books, operated by the Library Friends & Foundation, is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The store is located at 191 W. Riverside Drive. Now through January 12, all books in the Self-Help and Humor sections will be on sale: $2 for hardbacks and $1 for paperbacks, plus tax. BOOKS & AUTHORS Call for Local Authors: Sign-Up for February On Saturday, February 8, the library will host its annual Love Your Local Authors event, inviting published authors from the Estes Valley to give a short presentation and participate in a meetand-greet with the public. Interested authors may contact Cheryl Homan-Wendell at before January 25 or until all spaces are filled. KIDS Make It! Monday: Poetry Field Journal (Grades 3-5) Monday, January 13, 4-5 p.m., Hondius Room Creative writing meets outdoor recreation. Kids receive a small journal, followed by a poetry lesson and an excursion to Bond Park. Register at Craftshop for Tweens & Teens Tuesday, January 14, 4-5:30 p.m., Makerspace Tweens and teens are encouraged to

drop by the Makerspace for an open studio for current arts and crafting projects, whether brainstorming an idea or getting assistance. Snacks provided, and no registration required. Weekly Homework Helper for Tweens & Teens Thursday, January 16, 4-5:30 p.m., Wasson Room Teens and tweens are invited for assistance with homework assignments, research, and with using library resources. Snacks provided. No registration required. Storybook Explorers: “Hurry and the Monarch” Saturday, January 18, 11:15 to 11:45 a.m., Hondius Room This book club is for kids ages 0 to 6 and their parents and caregivers. Families will join in a thematic activity and take home a copy of the book. Register at Grades K-2 Book Club: “Flutter & Hum” Saturday, January 18, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Hondius Room Participants may pick up a complimentary copy to read beforehand. Craft activity and snacks provided. Register at Grades 3-5 Book Club: “Beetle Boy” Saturday, January 25, 2-3:30 p.m., Hondius Room Participants may pick up a complimentary copy to read beforehand. Craft activity and snacks provided. Register at Try-It! Tuesday: Butterfly Feeders Tuesday, January 28, 4-5 p.m., Hondius Room Kids in grades K-2 will craft a decorative butterfly feeder for their family’s home garden, porch or yard. Register at

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Health Care Fitness Programs Accepted At The Estes Valley Community Center “The Rec” Lisa VonBargen, Community Engagement Manager at the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District

According to national statistics, 10,000 Baby Boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964) turn 65 every day. In a 2017 article written for The Motley Fool, Matthew Frankel described some inter-

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All programs are at the Estes Valley Community Center unless otherwise noted. This list is just a small portion of the wide variety of EVRPD programming! Visit for additional information as well as complete class, program, event and activity listings. To register, call 970-586-8191 or visit Welcome to 2020; the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District is happy to be a part of your New Year! Starting on January 1, 2020, we are accepting SilverSneakers®, Prime Fitness®, and Fitness Your Way® offered by Tivity Health, as well as RenewActive™ with United Health Care and Silver&Fit® with American Specialty Health. Visit our front desk or call 970-586-8191 for more information. SPECIAL EVENTS Game Night-Open to all ages! Join us for a chili dinner with salad and rolls and stay to play cards, checkers, corn-hole and fun board games. Thursday, January 23; 4-6 p.m. $5 per adult (16+), $3 per child (15 and under). Pre-register by calling 970-586-8191 today! They Say It’s Your Birthday! Join us for our new Monthly Birthday Celebration on the 2nd Tuesday of the month; birthday cake sponsored by Safeway.

January 14; 11 a.m.-noon, EVCC Lower Level Community Room. Free; drop-in. DAY TRIP National Western Stock Show and Rodeo Friday, January 17; Van leaves EVCC at 9 a.m. and returns at approximately 6 p.m. $50 per person includes Grounds admission, ProRodeo ricket, round-trip transportation and parking. Reservations required. Call 970-5868191 to sign up today! HEALTH AND WELLNESS For The Health of It, Co-sponsored by Estes Park Health. This week: “It Only Hurts When I…” presented by Mary Bolgeo, CRMA Wednesday, January 15; 1-2 p.m. Free; registration requested. Medicare Counseling: Individual 45-minute appointments Wednesday, January 22; 9:15 a.m.- 3 p.m. Free; pre-registration required. Appointments open until filled. LIFELONG LEARNING The Great Courses® Lecture Series Museum Masterpieces: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Weekly on Mondays, now through March 23; 10-11:30 a.m. Free; drop-in. The Great Courses® Lecture Series Albert Einstein; Physicist, Philosopher and Humanitarian Weekly on Thursdays, January 16 through April 2; 10-11:30 a.m. Free; drop-in. The Supreme Court and American Society Weekly on Thursdays, January 16 through April 2; 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Free; drop-in. Crafting 101: Woodland Gnomes Thursday, January 16; 4-6 p.m.

Learn How To Test Your Home For Radon It is odorless, invisible and tasteless. Radon is a naturally occurring gas that is dispersed in outdoor air and can reach harmful levels when trapped in buildings. Radon comes from the breakdown of uranium in soil and rock. The risk of developing lung cancer comes from breathing radon gas that seeps undetected into your home from the soil through foundation cracks, dirt floors, loose fitting pipes, slab joints or block walls. Only individual testing can determine if your home may have a radon problem, since every house is different. Measuring radon levels in your home

is simple and inexpensive. A free radon awareness program is scheduled in Estes Park on January 21, 2020, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the Hondius Room at the Estes Valley Library, 335 Elkhorn Ave., Estes Park. Learn more about radon and receive a short-term radon test kit to test your home. Register online at, click on Classes and Workshops tab, then on Health & Wellbeing. For questions, contact Karen Crumbaker at Colorado State University Larimer County Extension at (970) 498-6003

$15 per person, all ages welcome. Registration required. Call 970-5868191 to sign up today! DANCE Intro to Line Dancing and Line Dance Party with Jan Tenzer Weekly on Sundays; 1-1:50 p.m. (Intro to Line Dancing), 2-2:50 p.m. (Line Dance Party) $5 drop-in or $8 for Intro to Line Dancing and Line Dance Party taken together. SPORTS Adult Winter Basketball Draft night-Monday, January 13 Monday nights, January 27-March 16; times TBD. $55 per player, registration required. Drop-in Ping Pong Sunday: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Tuesday: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Thursday: 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Friday: 3:30-8 p.m. Lower Fitness; included with daily admission or membership; drop-in. Pickleball Open Gym Hours Monday thru Saturday: 8-10 a.m., Thursday: 6-9 p.m. (1 court), Sunday: 2-4 p.m. (1 court) Included with membership or daily admission, drop-in. Pickup Basketball Open Gym Hours Wednesday, 6:30-9 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Included with membership or daily admission, drop-in. YOUTH ACTIVITIES AND RECREATION Junior Nuggets Basketball: All participants get a reversible Denver Nuggets jersey and two complimentary tickets to a Denver Nuggets game! February 3-March 13. Weeknights and times vary per age group; Pre-K through 8th grades. $50 per player, earlybird registration ends January 13! Night In at “The Rec”: Inflatables! Friday, January 24, 6-10 p.m.; 1st-7th grades. $10 per student. Sign up at Creative Corner Wednesdays, after school; (All school ages and grades welcome) $5 per artist; drop-in. Gamer’s Corner Fridays, after school; (All school ages and grades welcome) $5 per gamer; drop-in. Family Playgroup Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m. (ages 0-5) Free and open to the public; drop-in. SENIOR AND ADULT ACTIVITIES Enjoy Coffee, Snacks and Conversa-

tion-Sponsored by “You Need Pie” Tuesdays, 10-11 a.m. Free; drop-in. Palette Pals Open Art Studio Mondays, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (ages 18+) Free and open to the public; drop-in. Bring your own materials and projects. Rocky Rollers Wii Bowling Mondays, 10-11 a.m. (ages 18+) Lower level; free; drop-in. Drop-in Mahjong Mondays, 12:30-4 p.m.; Fridays, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (ages 18+) Free and open to the public; drop-in. Community Bridge Thursdays, Lessons: 11:15 a.m.; Games: 12:30-4 p.m. (ages 18+) Call Lloyd Parker for info or to play; 970-581-3505. Free and open to the public; drop-in. Drop-in Cribbage Thursdays, 2-4 p.m. (ages 18+) Free and open to the public; drop-in. Drop-in Chess Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m. (all ages) Free and open to the public; drop-in. AQUATICS Join the EVRPD Aquatics Team– NOW HIRING LIFEGUARDS! Flexible schedule - Help us keep swimmers safe while they’re having fun! For more info, call our Aquatics Manager, Pamela Bross, at 970-480-1308. MARINA Lake Estes Marina Store and Docks: Boat rentals closed for the season. GOLF AND DISC GOLF Golf Simulator Swing Analysis and Par 3 Contest at the Estes Valley Community Center Stop by to get PGA insight into your golf swing with Austin Logan! Sunday, January 26; 12-3 p.m. Free; drop-in. Estes Park 18-Hole Golf Course Closed for the season. Driving range is open, but range tokens must be purchased at the Lake Estes 9-Hole course. 9-Hole and Disc Golf Course Open 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., weather permitting, and 3-4 p.m. on nice days. $8 green fee for 9 holes, $7 for residents. $5 disc golf green fee for unlimited holes per day. Motorized carts available for disc golf or ball golf at $10 per person. REGISTRATION To register for these programs or for more information about the district happenings, visit or call 970-5868191. You can also register in person by visiting the Estes Valley Recreation Center at 660 Community Drive.

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Cheryl Kay Patterson Taylor Cheryl Kay Patterson Taylor, 71, of Fort Worth, Texas, and Estes Park, Colorado, passed away peacefully at home in Fort Worth surrounded by family on Sunday, December 22, 2019. She was born January 5, 1948 in San Antonio, Texas to William M. and Barbara K. Patterson. Cheryl was the eldest of four and a second mother to her younger siblings, she was a loyal wife, a loving mother, and a proud grandmother. She was our angel on earth and is basking in His light in heaven. Cheryl’s family moved from San Antonio to Fort Morgan, Colorado and finally to Hastings, Nebraska, where she was a varsity cheerleader and homecoming royalty at Hastings High School. She had a wonderful group of girlfriends there, who had reunions every summer that Cheryl looked forward to each year. After high school, she attended the University of Nebraska where she majored in Elementary Education. Following her senior year, she took a summer job in Estes Park at Rock Acres. There she met the love of her life -- David George Taylor. After teaching in San Antonio for the school year, Cheryl and David were married in Estes Park the following summer at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church. They moved to St. Louis, Missouri and then to Clinton, Iowa, where Cheryl continued teaching. Eventually they moved back to San Antonio where she became a stay-at-home mother to her two daughters, Leigh and Laura. She was actively involved in her church and in her daughters’ schools, making friends who were like family, and constantly entertaining. David’s career took the family back to Estes Park where Cheryl was a member of the school board for nine years, and active in the P.E.O. Sisterhood. She continued to volunteer at church and

schools, teach Bible Study, and constantly entertain family and friends. Cheryl was known for her kindness, her deep faith, her impeccable taste and so many memorable parties. Her family was her life, her friendships were intentional, and she treated each day as a gift. She is preceded in death by her grandparents, parents, brother, Mark Patterson, and mother-in-law, Darlene Taylor. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, David, of Estes Park, CO and Fort Worth, TX; daughters Leigh (Rocco) Calandruccio of Austin, TX and Laura (Shawn) Finer of Fort Worth, TX; grandchildren Ava Sophia and Rocco Taylor Calandruccio, Reid William and Emmy Katherine Finer; brother William Lee (Lore) Patterson of Houston, TX; sister Jill (Patrick) Bartel of Wheaton, IL; father-in-law, George Taylor of Marshalltown, IA; sisters-in-law Susan (George) Bisbee of Santa Rosa, CA and Nancy (Rick) Lindroth of Madison, WI; uncle George Patterson of Longmont, CO; aunt Katherine Erikson of Longmont, CO; several cousins, twelve nieces and nephews, and numerous extended family and friends. The family would especially like to thank Manel Rivers for her support, love and devotion as Cheryl’s caregiver for the past several years. Celebrations of her life will take place in San Antonio and Fort Worth, with her final service and resting place in Estes Park at the historic family cabin. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Cheryl Taylor Memorial Fund where donations will be allocated to different causes Cheryl was passionate about. Please send to: Cheryl Taylor Memorial Fund ℅ Bank of Estes Park, P.O. Box 2390, Estes Park, CO, 80517.

Robert Bradley Robert W. Bradley passed away December 27, 2019 at the age of 76 in Port Huron, Michigan. Born February 13, 1943, he spent most of his childhood moving from one National Park to another. At age 12, he moved to Estes Park, Colorado and fell in love. He swore that Estes would be his home as an adult. He wound up spending most of his adult life doing just that. A world renowned rock climber, Bob had hundreds of climbs on the surrounding Rocky Mountains. He loved Longs Peak most of all. So

much so that he married his wife, Susan, at Chasm Lake in 1983. She preceded him in death, passing away in 2012. Bob spent the last few years of his life living in Michigan with his daughter and her family. He is survived by his son, Aaron Bradley, daughter, Kristin Bedford, her husband, Aaron Bedford, a grandson, Aric Patterson and granddaughter, Isabella Bedford. A memorial will be held in Estes Park when the weather warms in June. Date to be determined.

Martin B. Dickinson, Jr. Martin Brownlow Dickinson, Jr. died January 5, 2020 at his home in Estes Park, CO in the company of his family. He was born April 13, 1938 in Kansas City, MO, the son of Martin B. Dickinson, Sr., and Ruth Van Riper Dickinson. Martin spent his childhood in Kansas City, MO and later earned degrees from the University of Kansas (KU), Stanford University and the University of Michigan. After three years of law practice in Colorado with the firm of Holme, Roberts, and Owen, he joined the faculty of KU Law. He served on the law faculty for 48 years, becoming the longest-serving faculty member in KU Law’s history. At the age of 33, Martin was named Dean of KU Law, a position he held for nine years. An early 1980s study ranked KU Law fourth in the nation for scholarly productivity, following only Chicago, Stanford, and Harvard. After his tenure as the Dean of KU Law, Martin returned to teaching and writing, as well as private law practice at the firm of Barber Emerson. He received the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching (1988), the KU Law School’s Immel Award for Teaching and Excellence (1997), and a Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence (2002). The KU Law Moreau Award for Student Counseling was awarded to him (1988, 1995, 1997, 2009). He also taught at the University of Michigan and the University of Colorado, and in study abroad programs in London and Istanbul. Martin chaired the Law School Accreditation Committee of the American Bar Association. He often said he felt very fortunate to have found a career that engaged him so much and that he considered it a great privilege to teach the law students. Martin authored or edited dozens of books on taxation and estate planning and he lectured extensively on estate planning and taxation. He was the recipient of numerous awards recogniz-

ing his outstanding teaching and service. Martin was widowed in 1996 when his first wife Mary Ann died. He married Sallie Francis in 1998 and she joined him in Lawrence, KS until their recent full-time move to Estes Park, CO. Their common love for travel and hiking in the Swiss Alps and the Colorado mountains provided for many shared experiences with family and friends. He had been drawn to the Estes Valley and Rocky Mountain National Park since his childhood. He lived his personal life with the same dedication and passion that he applied to his career. He had a thirst for knowledge that went beyond tax law. He was a voracious reader of history and anything informative. With his grandchildren he was an adventure guide, constant educator, formidable chess opponent and ever present cheerleader. Martin is survived by his wife of 21 years, Sallie Francis Dickinson, a daughter, Nancy Dickinson, a son, James Dickinson, two grandchildren, Olivia Dickinson and Evan Dickinson all of Colorado; a step-son, Christopher Nelson of Colorado and a stepdaughter, Sarah De Rivaz of Switzerland; a sister, Margaret Schnackenberg of Glenview, Illinois; and seven stepgrandchildren of Colorado and Switzerland. Martin will be missed enormously by all of us who benefitted from his teaching, wisdom, kindness, guidance and sense of adventure. A memorial service will be held at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Kansas City, MO on January 30, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. Remembrances and condolences can be shared at The family suggests donations to: KU Endowment, in support of the Dean Martin B. Dickinson Teaching Award, Hospice of the Estes Valley, Rocky Mountain Conservancy in care of Allnutt Funeral Service 1302 Graves Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517.

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Part time (20 hrs per week) Early Childhood/Family Navigator needed to work with dynamic team at EVICS Family Resource Center. Competent communication, organizational, and computer skills needed. Passion for families a must! Bi-lingual skills a plus. Submit cover letter and resume to EVICS, PO Box 3373, Estes Park CO 80517, or email to Full job description is available on our website. For more information, call 586-3055.

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Join Our Team! PERSONAL BANKER Full time, year round position Ideal candidates will have prior cash handling, customer service and banking experience. Additional requirements include attention to detail, strong computer and problem solving skills, and the ability to work in a fast-paced team oriented environment. Excellent benefits including medical, dental, 401(K) and paid time off. Please apply at :

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Trout Haven Resorts is seeking a Front Desk Supervisor to supervise 3 locations. We are looking for someone with front desk experience who is a strong leader and works well as part of a team. The successful applicant will be flexible, self-motivated, have strong time management and conflict resolution skills. This role includes supervising front desk Team members, organizing and managing guest turnover, providing training to front desk employees, working the front desk and miscellaneous duties as assigned. Reliable vehicle preferred. Compensation is based on experience. Please call - 970 – 577- 5320

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Commercial Rentals COMMERCIAL OFFICE SPACE High Quality Finishes. Private Setting Located On River. Reasonable Rates. 6 Offices Available. Call Bret Freedman 970-215-2494 Class A Office 2014 Construction, Full Service, Furnished or Unfurnished offices in Downtown location, Near Town Hall. $450 to $550 per month. All internet options including Fiber available. Includes Conference Room, Handicap Restrooms, Copy and Scanning Facility, Coffee Room. Call Thom at Verus Commercial, Inc. 970-586-2448

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Need Help Around The House? I do household chores, yard work, housekeeping, run errands, auto detailing & yes... I do windows! I am a long time resident having now lived in Estes Park for 38 yrs! Plenty of references! Call Janice at 970-215-6612. Let me help you!

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