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Friday, January 18, 2019

Double Eagles Photo by Richard Hahn

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A pair of bald eagles in Estes Park. The female (35% larger) is on the right, the male is on the left. These two were exchanging vocalizations on the highline tower along Lake Estes, possibly in a courtship ritual.,

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This list was created by Flinch Forward, a Military Veteran and First Responder Nonprofit whose goal it is to continue the mission by serving communities. The purpose of this list is to support federal employees during this, the longest government shutdown in American by creating a clearinghouse of offers and services to federal employees who are being financially affected by the shutdown. You can view the list which is being constantly updated at Some of the offerings or services found on this list or in the Facebook Group may not align with the federal employee code of ethics and the administrators of this list and group accept no responsibility for any such offerings or services. All federal employees are responsible for their own acceptance of any offerings or services posted here. The Town of Estes Park will waive penalties and service disconnects on any federal worker's unpaid water and electric bills from December forward, until one month after the partial government shutdown ends. Affected individuals may request details and assistance by visiting Utility Billing staff at Town Hall or calling 970-586-5331. Affinity Massage & Wellness Center says that RMNP might be closed, but they aren't, and they would like to help our community members who are being affected. 30-min. appts -$ 20 and 60-min. appts - $40 (with gov't ID) please call them at 970-586-3401. Airbits-To ease the burden on Airbits customers who are affected by the government shutdown, please bring your government-issued ID to us for free Internet for as long as the shutdown continues. We want to be the last thing you worry about. Alpine Bank is offering interest-free personal loans equal to a worker’s monthly pay (even for federal employees who are not customers). Antonio’s Real New York Pizza has donated a revolving gift card that will provide food for furloughed federal employees in need. You can add to it (as the Estes Park News did) and they will keep it going until the funds run out or the needs diminish. Ask for a “Help from Friends” order at 970-5867275. To donate funds, call the same number. For AT&T customers affected by the shutdown, the company says they are eligible for flexible payment options to keep their phone service up and running. Contact AT&T for details. Big Red F Restaurant Group (The Post Brewing Co., Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar, Centro Mexican Kitchen, West End Tavern and Zolo Southwestern Grill) is offering free weekday lunches to furloughed workers beginning Monday, Jan. 14. Chase Bank says it will waive or refund any overdraft and monthly service fees for customers who are furloughed government employees. Colorado Railroad Museum is providing free admission to furloughed workers and their immediate families. Country Market says "All of us at The

Country Market are seeing firsthand the effect the government shutdown is having on our town’s park employees. They use to come in every day, some of them a couple of times a day. Our little store has been a ghost town without park people coming in. So with that being said, we would like to extend store credit to anyone affected by the government shut down. Employees may come in and shop and not pay us back until the shutdown is over and you catch back up. This is credit with no interest added to it. We hope this helps in some small way." Credit Union of Denver and Sunwest Educational Credit are offering payment deferrals and interest-free loans. Crossroads Ministry of Estes Park says "Ever since the government shutdown, Crossroads has been offering groceries once a week to federal employees. Beginning this week we are offering to assist in a deeper way with one-time financial assistance to go directly toward housing and utilities. Food can be given out by simply showing a government ID. Financial assistance will involve scheduling an appointment with our Case Manager. If you've been affected by the shutdown and need a helping hand, then stop by our office. If you'd like to support this cause, then visit our website and make a donation. We are committed to journey with our government workers as long as needed to get through this challenging time." Denver Art Museum is providing free admission to furloughed workers and one guest each. Denver Museum of Nature & Science is providing free admission to furloughed workers and one guest each. Elevations Credit Union is offering “skip-apay” on loans for customers in good standing. Interest-free personal loans equal to a worker’s monthly pay are also available. Erick Stensland’s Fine Art Photography says “Are you a furloughed national park employee? To show our appreciation of what you do and the difficulty of this time, stop by the Images of RMNP gallery and pick up a free 2019 Rocky Mountain National Park calendar (while supplies last.) Alternatively, stop by Rock Cut Brewery or Kind Coffee in Estes Park to pick up not only a free calendar but a free drink as well. Please know that you have the support of your community. The Estes Park Village Thrift Shop will help furloughed employees in any way that they can. Contact them for details. Fazoli’s and all its locations are offering a free “pizza baked spaghetti” with the purchase of a drink until Jan. 20. Four Mile Historic Park is providing free admission to furloughed workers and their immediate families. Joe and Mary Jo Heyen would like to offer up to eight $25 Safeway gift cards for those families on furlough. Private message either Joe or Mary Jo on Facebook for pick up details (bring along your government i.d.) Lucha Cantina is offering various free meals to furloughed workers. Contact them for de-

tails. Kind Coffee says that furloughed government workers, of which our community has many with our backyards of Rocky Mountain National Park and U.S. Forest Service-Arapaho & Roosevelt Natl. Forests and Pawnee Natl. Grassland can come in and get a free coffee drink! A couple of our customers have provided a gift card in support. And grab a 2019 calendar from Images of RMNP’s Erik Stensland’s Fine Art Photography, a gift from Erik himself. *While supplies last. Rocky Mountain Health Club says any furloughed federal worker may take any of their classes for free. Just bring some documentation of your status and sign their waiver then bleed some stress away! Marison Project, Inc. will provide free premade meals to anyone who needs them. They simply need to email, or call 563-3438395. Metrum Community Credit Union is offering interest-free personal loans equal to a worker’s monthly pay. A new Temporary Mortgage Assistance Program will offer financial assistance to homeowners who are facing hardship due to unexpected changes in their employment status – including furlough, temporary layoff or significant reduction of hours worked. The program, being offered through a partnership with Mile High United Way’s 2-1-1 Call Center, will provide households up to two months or $5,000 maximum of help to cover mortgage payments. The Program will begin accepting applications on January 16 through Mile High United Way’s 2-1-1 Call Center. Papa John’s is offering two one-topping pizzas and a 2-liter soda for free. Rock Cut Brewing Company is supporting our neighbors and friends who are employed by the federal government (especially Rocky Mountain National Park employees who give so much to our community's incredible "backyard"), by buying them a beer or two during the shutdown. Come on in and let them know you saw this post. The Roost says "Come in every day if you want, we’ve got you! Free lunch for furloughed government employees" Impacted government employees can apply for Verizon’s "Promise to Pay" feature, which allows customers to set up a future date to pay a bill. Walnut Café is offering free breakfast to furloughed workers. YMCA of the Rockies is inviting federal workers and their families to enjoy a day of recreation and a meal-on them! One free day pass per family member gets you each access to our on-site activities and a meal in the Aspen dining hall. Visit any day of the week and pick up your day pass at the front desk of the Administration building. Must show an Estes Valley address and federal employment ID. Offer available as long as the furlough is in effect. You Need Pie! is offering discounts to furloughed workers. Contact them for details.

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Rocky Mountain National Park Restores Accessibility And Resumes Basic Visitor Services Park restores access to recently closed areas after cleanup/maintenance operations Rocky Mountain National Park announced this week that areas that have been closed due to the inability to plow and maintain roads, will once again be accessible to visitors. On Saturday, January 12, a limited number of park staff began snowplowing US 36 past the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center and US 34 past the Fall River Entrance. On Jan. 14, US Highways 36 and 34 were reopened to Deer Ridge Junction. Trail Ridge Road beyond Deer Ridge Junction to Many Parks Curve has also reopened. US Highway 34 on the west side is now open to the Colorado River Trailhead. Snowplows have been working on Bear Lake Road and it was anticipated that it would reopen last Tuesday. Also this past Saturday, a limited number of custodians began cleaning toilet facilities and trash receptacles. Some basic visitor services, including entrance stations and two out of five loops at the Moraine Park Campground, will also reopen later this week. Entrance stations will be open to provide safety and basic information to visitors, but entrance fees will not be collected. These basic services are being funded with revenue generated by recreation

fees. National Park Service officials have determined that by using Federal Land and Recreation Enhancement funds to bring back limited park maintenance staff to plow roads, clean restrooms, and remove trash, the park can restore accessibility to the park for visitors. Outdoor areas of the park remain accessible. Most facilities, including Beaver Meadows Visitor Center on the east side and Kawuneeche Visitor Center on the west side will remain closed. “We greatly appreciate Rocky Mountain Conservancy’s efforts to staff the Fall River Visitor Center during the lapse in appropriations,” said park superintendent Darla Sidles. Fall River Visitor Center is located outside of the park near the Fall River Entrance. While basic visitor services have been restored, other services will be limited or unavailable during the lapse in appropriations, including visitor centers, ranger talks and programs. Visitors are reminded that all rules and regulations apply. Visitors should visit the park website at while planning their visit to get the latest information on accessibility and available services. For updates on the shutdown, please visit

The charge(s) are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. On January 7 at 9:15 p.m. police received a call about a disturbance at 917 Moraine Ave. Upon arrival they arrested a 22 year old male from Estes Park and charged him with third degree assault, domestic violence, second degree burglary and harassment. The victim in this case was 19 years old. The male was transported to the Larimer County Jail.

EVFPD firefighters generally respond to medical calls in their personal vehicles, allowing for a faster response. On other incidents, firefighters respond to a fire station to respond in department apparatus with specialized equipment. During the week of January 6, the Estes Valley Fire Protection District (EVFPD) responded to 7 calls for service. This included: • Motor vehicle crashes: 1 • Emergency medical (assist EPMC): 1 • Smoke/odor investigation: 0 • Alarms: 2 • Wildfire: 1 • HazMat: 2

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Man Arrested After Reckless Driving, Multiple Hit-And-Runs With Vehicles In Estes Park Estes Park Police and Larimer County Sheriff 's office arrested a 35 year old male of Denver, Colorado, in the 1700 block of Spur 66 in Estes Park last Thursday morning, January 10. The Estes Park Police Department received a report of a reckless driver coming into Estes Park on U.S. 36 around 8:22 a.m. Officers located and observed the driver swerving, striking another vehicle and continuing at a high rate of speed. The suspect damaged multiple parked vehicles on his route. Fortunately, no one was injured before the suspect was apprehended in the Spur 66 area. National Park Service law enforcement rangers assisted the Estes Park Police and Larimer County Sheriff 's office with this incident. Police Chief Wes Kufeld commented, "This was a fast-developing situation that officers from the three agencies resolved in a highly coordinated manner

before it became deadly." The male was transferred to the Larimer County Jail. He is expected to be charged with Driving Under Revocation (Misdemeanor), Driving Without Valid Vehicle Registration, Driving Without Insurance (Misdemeanor Traffic 1), Driving Under the Influence of Drugs (Misdemeanor), Displaying Fictitious Plates (Misdemeanor Traffic 2), Running a Red Light (three charges), Motor Vehicle Hit and Run (four charges), Felony Eluding a Police Officer (Class 5 Felony), Possession of Controlled Substance (Class 4 Felony), Reckless Endangerment (Misdemeanor 3), Reckless Driving (Misdemeanor Traffic 2) and Failure to Appear on a Warrant. The charges are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The District Attorney for the Eighth Judicial District of Colorado has assumed responsibility for the case. No further information will be released by the Estes Park Police Department.

Environmental Stewardship Award Nominations Now Being Accepted Our environment is fragile and we need to take care of it. If you know someone or an organization that has been a great steward of our environment, here is your chance to nominate them. The Board of County Commissioners and the Environmental and Science Advisory Board [ESAB] are taking nominations for the 2019 Environmental Stewardship Awards. Both individuals and organizations are invited to participate. The nomination deadline for this year’s awards is March 18, 2019. It’s easy to nominate online, just visit The awards recognize individuals, organizations and businesses that engage in activities which exemplify outstand-

ing stewardship of our environment. These activities can be large or small, complex or simple and span a wide range of activities. They can also be ongoing events or one-time activities. Projects can be self-nominated or nominated by others, and anyone is eligible to nominate a deserving individual, organization, business or public agency for an award. A list of previous stewardship awards is available by visiting The ESAB reviews each of the nominations and makes recommendations to the Board of Larimer County Commissioners, who make final selections. Winners are recognized by the Commissioners at a regularly televised meeting.

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Winter Fest This Weekend! Beers from local breweries, chili cookoff, free food, kid's activities, live music, indoor ice skating, and so much more! Fun for all ages! Celebrate the winter season in Estes Park at the Estes Park Winter Festival this weekend! Events take place from 1-5 p.m. both days. Sample a variety of beers, taste award winning chili (while it lasts) browse retail vendors, enjoy live entertainment and more at the Estes Park Winter Festival at the new Estes Park Event Center!

Activities will include: -an indoor synthetic ice skating rink for the whole family to "ice" skate -live music from local artists -Beer samples from local brewers and a free tasting glass -Multiple inflatables for the kids -Free food from our local food trucks -Demo area to see and try-out

winter sports gear! Musical acts each day: Saturday: 1-3 p.m. Devin Baize 3-5 p.m. Monocle Sunday: 1-3 p.m. Max Mackey 3-5 p.m. Dixie Leadfoot Estes Transit is pleased to provide service for the event on both Saturday, January 19 and Sunday, January, 20, 2019. Tickets are available at the door or prior to the event, go to Tickets costs are: Adult+drinking tickets include event access and beers from multiple local breweries for $30 General Admission tickets will allow access to the event (ages 13+), but will not include drinks at the brewery booths for $15 Children ages 4-12 are $5 Children under the age of 4 are free. Don’t miss this special, fun event!

Free Tax Preparation Free tax preparation assistance is being offered by AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers from February 4th through April 13th at the Estes Valley Public Library. This program is primarily for taxpay-

ers with low- to middle-income with special attention given to persons age 60 and older. Appointments can be made by calling 586-8116.

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Annual League Of Women Voters Program Planning Meeting Jan. 23 In addition to our well-known voter educational events, the League of Women Voters advocates for public policy issues that we have studied and taken positions on. Going back to our founding, as we fought for women’s right to vote almost a century ago, the League has fought many policy battles. The most recognized effort of our League in Estes Park was our successful lobbying almost 20 years ago to persuade Congress to ban sight-seeing flights over Rocky Mountain National Park. The League can only advocate for policy if we have studied the issue and created a position statement about it. These positions are not formed in darkened rooms, but with the input of our members and from the public we serve. Each year, we review the positions of the Estes Park League, along with selected positions of the National and State Leagues, to reaffirm our commitment to them. This year’s program


Saturday, January 26 @ 5pm. You don’t want to miss the annual fundraiser for the Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center (EPNRC). “A Night on the Homefront” will be held in the American Legion Hall, and will feature the music of the Hot Tomatoes along with food, costumes, and fun of the 1940’s. Contact EPNRC ( for tickets.


Friday, January 18 @ 5:30-7 pm All-you-can-eat Spaghetti $10

Wednesday, January 23 @11:30-1:00 Lunch program resumes! Your choice of 2 soups and 3 sandwiches for $8.

Friday, January 25 @ 5:30-7 pm Roast Beef dinner $15


Thursday, January 24 @ noon-5pm Veteran benefits assistance and readjustment counseling. Call 970-586-6118 for an appointment.


Wednesday, January 23 @ 7pm Legion meeting.

planning event is scheduled for January 23 in the Hondius Room of the Estes Valley Library from 10 alml – noon. We invite all members of the public interested in the work we do to come and help us focus our efforts for the upcoming year. This year’s event is particularly important as our League pursues designation as a charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the US Tax Code. This effort requires us to amend our bylaws, which we hope to do at this meeting. In order to accomplish this, we need all members of the league to attend this meeting and vote! If you are a member of the League of Women Voters of Estes Park, please be sure to join us on January 23 at 10 a.m. for this important vote. Alice Reuman will lead the discussion of the by-laws, followed by Bonnie Seals who will lead the program planning discussion. Please join us on January 23!

License Your Dog For 2019It’s Safe, Smart And It’s The Law! Town of Estes Park dog licenses for 2019 are now available at the customer service windows at Town Hall, 170 MacGregor Ave. Licenses may also be acquired at Animal Medical Center of Estes Park at 1260 Manford Ave. and Animal Hospital of the Rockies at 453 Pine River Lane. Owners with dogs who reside within the Estes Park town limits are required by the Municipal Code to maintain a current dog license and a current rabies vaccination through a veterinarian. Licenses cost $5 for each spayed or neutered dog. Licenses for unaltered dogs cost $15. Owners must provide the rabies vaccination registration number that was provided with the vaccination. A tag is issued with the license which must be attached to the dog's collar at all times. If a dog is found at-large and not licensed, the owner may be cited with municipal charges and impound fees. Dog licensing provides several important health and safety benefits, including:

Faster reunification of lost pets with their owners, reducing animal stress and health and safety risks Reduced sheltering needs and lower euthanasia rates Improved ability to plan and deliver animal services because the size, type and location of the dog population is known Improved ability to enforce Town ordinances because owners can be identified and held accountable for the behavior of their pets Larimer County requires that dogs living in unincorporated areas of the county maintain current rabies vaccination as well as a county pet license. For more information on county licenses, please visit For more information on Town dog licenses, contact the Estes Park Finance Department at 970-586-5331. The Municipal Code is available via

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1917 Book Club To Take Place February 20, 2019 On Wednesday, February 20, 2019, the 1917 Book Club hosted by the Estes Park Museum will explore local title, This Week in Estes Park: The Story of Our Town by Mel Busch edited by Andrew and Melinda Busch. Due to construction work at the Museum, the program will be held in the Hondius Room of the Estes Valley Library from 1 - 2:30 p.m. Light snacks will be provided. This program is free and open to the public. It is strongly encouraged that participants read each book prior to the program to take part in the discussion. The first selection is This Week in Estes Park: The Story of Our Town by Mel Busch, former Director of the Estes Park Area Historical Museum. "Mel Busch takes you through this history in short stories focusing on the people and events of Estes Park through the years. Originally published by the Estes Park TrailGazette as articles entitled, 'This Week in History,' these stories range from Estes Park's connection to the world crises to the tragedies, comedies, accomplishments, and foibles of ordinary residents. Utilizing accounts in the Trail-Gazette,

memoirs of participants, and other sources, Busch brings Estes Park history to life - one week at a time." Current Estes Park Museum Director, Derek Fortini will be in attendance to contribute to a lively discussion facilitated by museum staff. 1917 Book Club titles can be purchased at the Museum Gift Shop during the closure by contacting Elaine HuntDowney at (970) 577-3766 or or Macdonald Bookshop. Additionally, the Estes Valley Library will circulate a limited number of copies, holds can be placed on circulating copies if all are currently checked out. For any questions regarding the event, please call or email, Curator of Interpretation, Mikaela Fundaun at or 970-577-3762 The mission of the Estes Park Museum is to conduct activities that preserve, share and respect the unique history of Estes Park. For more information, call the Estes Park Museum at 970-586-6256 or visit the Museum's website at

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Your Blood Donations Potentially Saved Over 240 Lives!

On January 14, Estes Park Health and Estes Valley Recreation and Parks District hosted the Garth Englund Blood Center Blood Drive at the Community Center. The community’s response to the critical need for blood was tremendous. We welcomed back many familiar faces and we met many first time blood donors! This community’s response generated over 80 units of blood for Northern Colorado and the Estes Valley Community. Every unit of blood can save three lives! If you stopped in and were unable to donate, or Monday didn’t work for you, Garth Englund does have a blood center in Fort Collins, CO – 1025 Pennock Place, #104, 80524. You can call 970495-8965 to schedule an appointment. Estes Park Health and Estes Valley Recreation and Parks District will host the next Blood Drive on Monday, April 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Perhaps

giving blood will take your mind off the fact that it is tax day! About Estes Park Health Founded in 1975 by the residents of Estes Park, Estes Park Health is the community’s comprehensive healthcare resource with a focus on superior, compassionate care that consistently receives high patient-satisfaction scores. The Estes Park Health system serves the entire Estes Valley and Rocky Mountain National Park. It integrates acute and emergency care with community health, and includes the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic health care through medical and surgical services; a 23-bed critical access acute care facility, a 24hour emergency department with ambulance service and air transport; primary care and specialty clinics; home health and hospice; and a 60-bed skilled nursing facility. For more information about Estes Park Health visit

Giving Back Thursdays At Mama Rose’s And Poppy’s Pizza & Grill Poppy’s & Mama Rose’s are once again hosting Giving Back Thursdays for the third year, beginning Jan. 24. Giving Back Thursdays are way for owners Rob and Julie Pieper to support the non-profit organizations that have had an important impact on both them and their staff. Without these organizations, Estes Park would be a different place. On each Giving Back Thursday, both

Poppy’s and Mama Rose’s will donate 25% of the daily sales to the nonprofit of the day. Here is the list of the Spring Giving Back Thursday’s: 1/24-Estes Valley Crisis Advocates 2/7-Estes Park Learning Place 3/7-Partners Mentoring Youth 4/4-Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center 5/2 Estes Valley Investment in Childhood Success

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As I was putting on my coat after an early morning church service, I saw that a man nearby had dropped his earmuffs. As most anyone would, I went over, picked up the muffs and handed them to him. We both smiled, he said thank you and off he went in one direction and I in another. That small exchange of “do-goodin’” as my dad called it, made a difference in both of our days. The man’s, because he almost lost his earmuffs but then he didn’t, and mine, because it felt good to be kind, even in the smallest of ways. Warmth accompanied both of us out the door that cold winter morning. Remember when “random acts of kindness” was a catch phrase in the ’80s? (The original phrase was “random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty.”) Back then, people were intentionally doing unselfish things for others, often anonymously. Back then it was cool to be kind. Back then there was no such thing as a selfie so kindness for social media’s sake didn’t exist. Back then the Berlin Wall came down. Reunification—what a concept! It’s the exact opposite of what our wall would do if it were ever built. (I hope it won’t be, because our country builds bridges, not walls! We are the United States, after all. We unite.) (Oops. I slipped a little political commentary in there. Sorry to those who disagree. The nice thing is, we don’t have to agree to be kind to one another.) Here we are, 30-plus years after “random acts of kindness” was hip, and where are we? After I read the newspaper every morning I admit I don’t feel kind. Instead, I am sad, angry and frustrated. So many lies, so much corruption, and although it’s not a part of my day-in-day-out life, so many guns, so much murder, poverty, and bullying. The list of reasons to believe Life is Terrible, Horrible, No Good and Very Bad is endless. But there, in the sports section this week, was a story about a homeless guy who helped Jeff Allen, a Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman, get his car back on the road after being stuck in the snow. “Dave” didn’t know he was helping a pro football player get to a playoff game and Allen didn’t know Dave was homeless. Once the public

found out about Dave’s random act of kindness, he received $10,000 in 24 hours through a GoFundMe account set up by a stranger to Dave, he was offered free dental care, free vet care for his puppy, and he gets to go to the Chiefs’ game on Sunday as a guest of Allen’s. (With a predicted high of five degrees at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday, I’m not so sure that was a gift.) I wonder how I would have reacted if a strange man, looking less than “respectable,” came up to me and offered to help with my car. I suspect I would have said, “Thanks but no thanks.” I’d be afraid to interact with someone who might not smell like he took a shower recently. I’d be uncomfortable with his raggedy clothes, fearful of the unknown. But who am I to judge? Dave, who sleeps in his truck, has his problems, but he also spends his days helping people get their cars back on the road after a big snow. I can’t remember the last time I’ve done that. When my mom and her friend Ann went to lunch early in their four-decades-long friendship, Ann drove. She told me later, “Your mom waved at everyone we passed. I watched her and thought, ‘this woman is someone I want to hang out with! She waves at everyone!’” Ann herself is one of those people who gives mini-gifts, often for no apparent reason. Once she handed me a little silver coin with an angel on it to look over me during a particularly troubling time. Years later I remember how much that act of kindness made me feel loved and supported when the bottom had dropped out of my life. That one tiny token of kindness carried me a long way toward healing. An angel coin. A wave. A push out of the snow…it doesn’t take much. Let’s make random acts of kindness popular again. During this time when Life seems Terrible, Horrible, No Good and Very Bad, some “dogoodin,’” is just what we all need. You may let The Thunker know what you think at her e-mail address, © 2019 Sarah Donohoe

Merry Marthas Meeting January 25 Do you sew, knit, weave, or crochet and enjoy visiting with other ladies with similar interests? You’re invited to attend the next meeting of the Merry Marthas on Friday, January 25 at 9:30 a.m. at the Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies on Brodie Avenue. This group meets monthly to share what we have made, and then we donate our finished projects to local charities. New members are always welcome.

For more information, please call the church office at 970-586-4404.

Colorado based businesses have a unique chance to pitch their products to be sold at Trendz, one of Estes Park’s largest boutique shops, specializing in gifts for the everyday celebration! SUBMIT YOUR PRODUCTS AND TELL US WHY THEY WOULD BE A GOOD FIT IN TRENDZ!

Register online at between January 10 - January 19. Our group of buyers will review your application and product description. If they like your product, you will be contacted for a chance to have your product sold at Trendz! (9 70 ) 57 7-0 8 3 1 100 E ELKHORN AVE. ESTES PARK, CO

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A Night on the Home Front

Dance! Donate! Live Auction! Swing Band!

BE VICTORIOUS! Date: Jan 26 Time: 5-9pm Location: Am Legion Post 119 RSVP & Purchase Tickets: Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center’s annual fundraiser happens to be a swing dancin’, live auction, rompin’ good Night on the Home Front party at the American Legion on January 26. Who will you dance with and what will you bid on? The auction items are primarily experiential and generally fall into three categories: food and drink experiences, outdoor adventures and travel. The food and drink category is rich and delicious! Experiences include: dinner parties that focus on Colorado wild game; a onetwo hour wine tasting in your home with Bird & Jim’s Sommelier for up to 16 (topic or grape to be decided on by you); Ultimate Game Night at your house with Trivia Master Kirby Hazelton featuring drinks from Rock Cut and pizza from Antonio’s; steak dinner horse rides; a ghoulish gourmet dinner at the Legion during the 4th annual Haunted House; a fermentation workshop; barrel tasting at Snowy Peaks as well as an opportunity to mix your own wine. Speaking of mixing….Kind Coffee is offering a coffee blending workshop where your new ideal flavor will become the Give Back Blend. One dollar of each bag sold through 2019 will go towards EPNRC. What more do you want from a nonprofit fundraiser than social enterprise auction items? The outdoor adventure auction items range from creative to crazy adrenaline rides. The creative end of the spectrum is a four-hour outdoor painting work-

shop with local oil painter Julie Klett. Other local adventures include cliff camping with KMAC over Cheley Camp; a guided trip up Longs Peak; and a four-hour guided fly-fishing trip with Kirk’s Flyshop. Get out of town by one of two river rafting trips (one in Cache La Poudre with Town Administrator Frank Lancaster, one in the Cataract Canyon outside Moab for three, four or five days—you decide); and a Moab adventure for two that includes zip lines, hummer rides, and helicopter tours, oh my! If you don’t want to get wild and active, you can also relax and enjoy a 3 bd/3 bath vacation rental for six days and six nights in Cape Coral, FL or...wait for it…a South African safari. The safari has you in a hut on the eastern coast of South Africa. Let’s go! There are other gems and delights that should be saved for those fortunate souls that come to drink, dine, and dance the night away. Uniforms and outfits from the 40s are encouraged. There are specialty 1940s cocktails offered for the evening, wine from wineries that were open in the 1940s, and a Proseco toast at the end of the live auction. When is the last time you raised a paddle? Nonprofits need you now more than ever. Capacity in the Legion dictates only 125 people can attend the event so buy tickets today at the website you’ll find at

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All Your Wedding Needs In One Destination Estes Park Wedding Show To Be Held Sunday, January 27 Attention engaged couples! Dreaming of a stunning Rocky Mountain wedding? Then don’t miss the Estes Park Wedding Association’s annual Wedding Show on Sunday, January 27 at The Pavilion at the Stanley Hotel. The Estes Park Wedding Association invites couples to their Annual Wedding Show on Sunday, January 27, 2019 hosted by The Pavilion at the Stanley Hotel from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Couples will be able to connect with venues, photographers, florists, officiants, beauty and spa services, wedding entertainment, and planners, all while sampling delectable food and cake. This year’s event will also feature a fashion show finale. Couples will be eligible to win hourly giveaways and a grand prize, a cruise for two on Celebrity Cruise Lines! The Estes Park Wedding Association is a professional group of qualified wedding venues and wedding vendors all committed to providing the very best in destination mountain weddings in Colorado’s premier wedding destination: Estes Park, CO. Each venue and vendor will be showcasing their premiere services to help couples find and select their

wedding dream team. Joe D’Alessandro, current President of the Estes Park Wedding Association explains, “Estes Park is Colorado’s Premier Wedding Destination and the Estes Park Wedding Association is known to provide the very best in wedding services. Our hope is that our annual wedding show will make planning easy for couples; they will find their Wedding Dream Team in one place and all in one day, that is filled with wedding-themed fun and excitement.” The Estes Park Wedding Association Bridal Show will be held from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 27, 2019 hosted by the The Pavilion at the Stanley Hotel. General admission is $10 for the first attendee and $5 for each additional guest in their party. Tickets are available at the door or online at . Learn more about the Estes Park Wedding Association, including a list of current members, at

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Harmony Foundation Opens Fort Collins Extension In Addiction Recovery Expansion Harmony Foundation, a Coloradobased addiction treatment center, has launched its first Recovery Foundation Recovery Center at Fort Collins, Colorado. Harmony will be hosting a grand opening at 109 Cameron Drive that is open to the public on Wednesday January 16, 2019. Doors will be open 7 a.m.– 9:30 a.m., 12 p.m.–1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.– 6 p.m. The program at this location is designed to improve the recovery management tools available for graduates (alumni) of the Harmony program, families, and others through continued recovery support. This expansion was possible thanks to a $100,000 Daniels Fund grant to support new initiatives in long-term recovery services. The Daniels Fund, established by cable television pioneer Bill Daniels, is a private charitable foundation dedicated to making life better for the people of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming through its grants program, scholarship program, and ethics initiative. Services will include: • Aftercare groups for alumni and families weekly on Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30–8:30 p.m. • Telephonic, online, and face-to-face recovery coaching services • Events and workshops that support early recovery skill-building including financial planning, nutrition classes, career building, and resource development for recovery support. • Non-Harmony alumni are invited to participate in most programming for a small fee Studies have supported findings that addressing addiction as a chronic disease and including long-term professional care can improve results. Both active involvement in 12-Step mutual-help organizations and recovery-supportive,

professional services that link patients with these community-based resources may enhance outcomes for emerging adults after residential treatment. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), part of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration, has established a working definition of recovery which describes it as a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives, and strive to reach their full potential. The four major dimensions that support a life in recovery include: Health—overcoming or managing one’s disease(s) or symptoms—for example, abstaining from use of alcohol, illicit drugs, and non-prescribed medications if one has an addiction problem—and, for everyone in recovery, making informed, healthy choices that support physical and emotional well-being Home—having a stable and safe place to live Purpose—conducting meaningful daily activities, such as a job, school volunteerism, family caretaking, or creative endeavors, and the independence, income, and resources to participate in society Community—having relationships and social networks that provide support, friendship, love, and hope About Harmony Foundation Harmony Foundation is a nonprofit alcohol and drug addiction recovery program that serves in a collaborative and respectful treatment environment. Harmony promotes physical, emotional and spiritual healing, empowering our clients to embark upon the lifelong journey of recovery. Visit to learn more.

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Electric Cars Are Coming On Thursday, January 24, at the Estes Park Senior Citizens Center located in the Masonic Lodge at 1829 S. St.Vrain (Hwy. 7), a short program on electric vehicles will be given beginning at 12:30 p.m. Two local residents will bring their Tesla electric vehicles (EVs) for us to examine after a general discussion of living with an electric car. As we transition to a world energized primarily by solar energy, many devices we commonly use will be transformed into something quite different from the familiar. For example, the device most of us think of as an automobile will undergo a thorough transformation. Although it will still convey us around to our many destinations, it will do so with the following differences from a more traditional internal combustion vehicle. (1) It will do so without emitting exhaust gases that are harmful to humans, resulting in cleaner air. (2) Because it is being powered with electricity, it will have a lower operating cost than autos running on gasoline. (3) Because electric motors are essentially silent, travel noise will be limited to the road noise produced by rotating tires. (4) Because large factories in modern civilizations now have years of experience building electric motors, those motors have become progressively less expensive to make at the same time they have become very durable. The net result is that the maintenance cost of elec-

tric vehicles will also be less expensive, i.e., no more regular lubes and oil changes. (5) Because no internal combustion engine will be occupying its own large space, additional room for a suitcase or two will be available when you wish to take a trip, or carry an extra bag of groceries. (6) Finally, electric vehicles often have astonishing acceleration comparable to high-end automobiles using internal combustion engines (e.g., Ferrari , Lamborghini). Please come join us for a glimpse into your near-future.

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Auditions For Production Of Bye Bye Birdie: Young Performers Edition Estes Park youth, mark your calendars! Auditions for the Fine Arts Guild Youth Theatre Camp are around the corner. This summer the Youth Theatre will perform Bye Bye Birdie: Young Performers Edition. Bye Bye Birdie takes the audience to 1960s small town America and the era of early Rock n’Roll. Conrad Birdie, a teenage rock and roll idol, has been inducted into the army and his managers concoct a publicity stunt to send him off. Birdie will bid a typical teenage girl goodbye with a public goodbye kiss. The lucky girl, randomly chosen, is Kim McAfee of Sweet Valley, Ohio, a member of Conrad Birdie’s fan club. Birdie travels to Sweet Valley and the fun begins! This is an upbeat, funny musical with energetic dance and musical numbers for the entire cast. Everyone who auditions will be cast. This summer’s camp will be directed by Danielle Hermon Wood, the Music Director of the Bixby School in Boulder and a nominee for the Colorado Theatre Guild’s Henry Award for Outstanding Actress in a musical. Choreographer Becca Greer is the teaching assistant at Parker Performing Arts and instructor, performer and choreographer for Inspire Theater Company at the PACE Center. The Technical Director, Greig Steiner, has been a force in the arts community in Estes Park for over 60 years. His tal-

ents span all of the visual arts and include sets designed in California, Estes Park and Ft. Collins. The two week Theatre Camp takes place weekdays, June 17 – June 28 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Production camp is open to students entering grade 4 through grade 12. Technical camp is open to students entering grade 6 through grade 12. Technical students will learn to build sets and props and work with sound and lighting. Performances are June 29th and 30th. Tuition is $225 for the production camp and $175 for the technical camp. Scholarships are available to Estes Park School District students. Auditions will be held April 13th from 10-4:30 at the Estes Park High School Auditorium. Students need to prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theater selection with sheet music or a backing track. A cappella auditions are not permitted. Please bring a headshot or current photo and resume. Technical Camp students are not required to audition; simply sign up! Visit to sign up for auditions or technical camp. Everyone who auditions will be cast! A script for the show is available at the library if you would like to read it before the audition. For more information please visit the Fine Arts Guild website at:

American Sign Language Choir To Perform In Estes Park


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Pictured are the 10 performing members and support members at the Country Music Hall of Fame performance in 2017.

Hands In Praise, the Northern Colorado American Sign Language Christian Choir, sponsored by Bethel Lutheran Church of Windsor, is performing at the Rocky Mountain Church and Christian Church of Estes Park on January 19th and 20th. Performances are

open to the public. More details at Following their performances they will be guest workshop presenters at the 2019 Rocky Mountain Synod Youth Gathering at the YMCA of the Rockies attended by youth from five States.

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Estes Arts District Donates To Lumpy Circus Group Some of the board members of the Estes Arts District recently presented a check to Ilah Reynar, Robert Burkhardt, and numerous members of the Lumpy Circus group. The board unanimously approved the $1,500 check so that the circus can purchase an aerial rigger to further enhance "The Greatest Show in Estes." Board members present at the presentation were Nick Smith, Heidi Riedesel, Abi Huebner and Greg Miles. Courtesy photo

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

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

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SEQUOIA OR SCRUB OAK? If you visit King’s Canyon National Park, you are entering the home of ‘General Grant’…the second-tallest living thing on earth, at 267 feet tall, 40 feet in diameter, and 107 feet in basal circumference. It’s been called the ‘Nation’s Christmas Tree,’ also, the nation’s only living National Shrine, having been dedicated to Americans who died serving our country during war. You can’t help feeling a sense of awe as you stand before this massive creation of God. While California Redwoods grow taller, Sequoias are the largest, growing larger trunks and wider branches, having bark that can be four feet thick. The trees can grow up to two feet per year and live hundreds of years. The Scrub Oak, on the other hand, makes much less of an impression. It has prickly, dull-colored leaves which are hairy on the underside. They rarely grow taller than eight feet. They are considered a hybrid and thought of as more of a scrub than a tree. When Scrub Oaks combine together in ‘groves’, they form bramble thickets. Their acorns are distinct for their hairy, warty, and overlapping scales when they reach maturity. What is interesting is that one species of Scrub Oaks grows near where Sequoias and Redwoods flourish, enjoying the same general conditions, having access to the same nutrients, soil, and weather conditions, as the admired Redwoods and Sequoias. Despite that environment, it is evident that they are made of totally different stuff! Do you suppose, if a Scrub Oak could think, that it might gaze admiringly at the massive Sequoias nearby and wish that it could be one? Of course, to change from one to the other would be impossible because it was created by God to be a Scrub Oak. This longing often rests in the heart of we humans. When have you gazed admiringly at another person and wished that you were them, or at least, possessed the qualities they excel in? We often hear people refer to someone as a ‘Wanna-be’. Such people view someone gifted with certain qualities that they admire and wish that they were them…or at least very much like them. Have you ever looked at someone who was an excellent athlete, with impressive agility, and wrestled with that ‘Wanna-be’ attitude, when you’re a person who can’t walk and chew gum at the same time? Perhaps your ‘Wanna-be’ feelings cause you to want to be seen as intellectual, when you have only average intellect; or financially blessed…even rich…when you are a person who is just ‘getting by’. Quite likely, in things like this, we have little choice. Like the lowly Scrub Oak, we are who we are, and we can do little to change it. Jesus addressed this ‘longing’ and the worry that so often attends it, when He said, “Which of you, by taking thought, can add one cubit to his stature…or days to his life expectancy?” We need to accept our- self for who we are and do the best we can with that. While I don’t have much choice about who I am and natural limitations present in my life, I do have choices about what I do with who I am. I love the words of an old sage who said, “If you are a street sweeper, be the best street sweeper you can be!” That is certainly good advice for us all. We need to use what intellect and physical ability we have to achieve all we can. Someone once said: “It’s not what you would do with millions, if riches should be your lot, it’s what you do at the present with the dollar and a quarter you’ve got!” We need to be the best we can be with who and what we are. The same goes for choices about what kind of spirit we are going to nurture. Are we going to be kind, caring about others, willing to serve others and God? We do have those choices and we can be a ‘Sequoia-spirit’ person by being ‘tall’ in all these areas. God will be pleased with each of us as we strive to be the best ‘me’ we can be. Bob

A Support Group for Parents who have children with special needs Where:

EVICS Family Resource Center 1182 Graves Avenue, venue, Unit A, Estes Park


First group will be Wednesday, January 16, from 10:30-12:00 Possibly every other week (open to discussion)

Facilitator: Deb Fitzgibbons, LCSW Fee: No Fee. The group oup is being supported by EVICS Deb has been working with kids and their par parents for over 30 years and has facilitated a support group for parents in Boulder for 8 years. Registration is required, to register please call: Rosemary osemary Truman, Early Childhood Navigator of EVICS, EVICS at 970-586-3055 or Deb Fitzgibbons at 303-443-0089. email: The intention is for the group gr to be a safe place where wher you can find support for the complicated challenges of raising a child with special needs. The gr group oup can be a place wher where emotional, educational, and practical rresour esources esour ces will be pr provided. And, hopefully , we can also have some laughs, equally as healing. Please come! Your kids will thank you for it! text] Open to all parents, with children of any age. oPENMoPEN OPALKAJSDFLKASJDF

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Cooking Classes To Help Keep Your New Year’s Resolution To Eat Healthier Chazz Glaze

Salud Family Health Center, together with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), a national nonprofit organization that promotes preventive medicine, particularly good nutrition, and supports higher standards in research, is offering a cooking course designed to help local residents cook healthy, easy meals at home (that don’t cost an arm and a leg), leading to weight loss and improved health through proper diet and nutrition. “Losing weight has never been easier,” says Susan Levin, M.S., R.D., the director of nutrition education for PCRM. “Participants can expect to lose a pound a week without counting calories. Many experience significant health benefits, including lowered cholesterol and blood pressure, elimination of chronic pain, and increased energy.” The Rx for weight loss and health? It’s a low-fat vegetarian diet. Load up on fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, Levin says; they’re naturally low in fat, chock-full of fiber, and filled with immune-boosting antioxidants and phytochemicals. These foods will naturally tame your appetite and boost metabolism.

The challenge, Levin acknowledges, is not only to teach people which foods are good for them, but also to show them how to make the foods taste good. Each class centers on important nutrition topics as local cooking instructor Chazz Glaze guides students through the preparation of tasty and easy-to-prepare recipes. The class details are as follows: Thursday, January 24, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.—Power of Your Plate Thursday, January 31, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.—Let’s Go! Thursday, February 7, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.—Getting in Gear Thursday, February 14, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.—Breaking the Food Seduction Thursday, February 21, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.—Keys for Natural Appetite Control Classes will be held at Salud Family Health Center, 1950 Redtail Hawk Drive, just off Dry Gulch Road. Suggested donation is $10/class, but financial assistance is available for those in need. To register for the classes, email Chazz at or leave a message at (970) 364-0040.

Estes Park Senior Citizens Center Menu ——Week of January 21 thru January 25 —— Monday, Jan 21 Breakfast Croissant (eggs & cheese) w/ bacon, hash browns & fruit Tuesday, Jan 22 Roasted Herb Chicken w/baked potato & vegetables Wednesday, Jan 23 Spaghetti w/ meatballs, garlic bread & side salad Thursday, Jan 24 Fried Chicken (3 pc) w/mashed potatoes, gravy & vegetables Friday, Jan 25 Fish & Homemade Chips w/coleslaw

——Week of January 28 thru February 1 —— Monday, Jan 28

Chicken Fried Chicken w/gravy, 2 scrambled eggs, hash browns & fruit Tuesday, Jan 29 Hot Roast Beef Sandwich w/mashed potatoes, gravy & side salad Wednesday, Jan 30 Smothered Chicken w/green peppers, onions, soup & side salad Thursday, Jan 31 Roasted Pork Loin w/roasted potatoes & vegetables Friday, Febr 1 Shrimp Scampi w/garlic bread & side salad 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 21st, you need to call before 1:00 PM on Friday, Jan 18th. For reservations call 970-581-2195 (Monday – Friday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm). Pre-paid meal tickets and membership forms are available at the Estes Park Senior Citizens Center located at 1820 S. St. Vrain (Masonic Lodge). Eat at the Senior Citizens Center or take Meals to Go! Regular hours of operation 9:00 am -- 2:00 pm Monday thru Friday. Join or renew membership for 2019! Check out our website: TriFit, Zumba, Balance, Mahjong, games, movies, and other activities. EPSCC, Inc. wants to serve YOU and YOU can enjoy serving others!

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Things To Do With Estes Valley Recreation And Park District All programs are at the Estes Valley Community Center unless otherwise noted. This list only covers a small portion of the wide variety of EVRPD programming. For a complete list of classes, programs, events and activities, visit TRAVEL National Western Stock Show and ProRodeo Day Trip

Thursday, January 24, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. (ages 16+) $50 trip fee includes stock show grounds admission, ProRodeo ticket, round-trip transportation, and parking; advanced registration required. DANCE Salsa/Bachata Dance Weekly on Saturdays, 2:30-3:30 p.m. (ages 12+) $7 for the drop-in class. Intro to Line Dancing and Line Dance Party Weekly on Sundays, 1-1:50 p.m. (Intro to Line Dancing), 2-2:50 p.m. (Line Dance Party) $5 per class or $7 for Intro to Line Dancing and Line Dance Party taken together; drop-in. MIND AND BODY Yoga Journey Sundays, February 3-March 10, 9-11

a.m. (ages 12+) $80 for the series or $20 per individual class; advanced registration required. HEALTH AND WELLNESS Blood Pressure Clinic Monday, January 21, 9:30-10 a.m. Free and open to the public; drop-in. Living on Earth Lecture Series: Eating for a Healthier You Tuesday, January 22, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (ages 13+) $10 for the lecture or $40 for the sixweek series; for a complete list of lecture topics, visit; advanced registration required. Medicare Counseling Wednesday, January 23, 9:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (45-minute sessions) Free; advanced registration required. Natural Methods for Healthy Sinuses: Allergies, Sinus Infections, Colds, and Flus Monday, January 28, 6-8:30 p.m. (ages 18+) $40 for the workshop; advanced registration required. Wellness Workshop: Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth with Smoothies Monday, January 28, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (ages 12+) $10 for the workshop or $48 for the six-week series (for a complete list of workshop topics, visit; advanced registration required. ART AND MUSIC Patricia’s a la Carte Valentine Card Making Workshop Saturday, February 2, 9:30-11:30 a.m. (ages 12+) $20 for the workshop; advanced registration required.

Youth 3D Printing Wednesday, January 30 (ages 13-16), 4-7 p.m. $50 per three-hour class; advanced registration required. Music for Me! Tuesdays, January 22-March 12, 10:3011:15 a.m. (ages 3-5) $40 for the series; advanced registration required. First Steps in Music for Babies Thursdays, January 31-March 14, 5-6 p.m. (ages 0-18 months with their parents) $35 for the series; advanced registration required. LIFELONG LEARNING The Great Courses® Lecture Series Archaeology: An Introduction to the World’s Greatest Sites Mondays, January 7-March 25, 1011:15 a.m. (ages 18+) Free and open to the public; drop-in. The Great Courses® Lecture Series Secrets of Great Mystery and Suspense Fiction Tuesdays, January 8-May 7, 1:30-2:45 p.m. (ages 18+) Free and open to the public; drop-in. Spanish Classes Beginner: Mondays, January 28-April 15, 5:30-7 p.m. (ages 8+) Intermediate: Tuesdays January 29April 16, 5:30-7 p.m. (ages 8+) Advanced: Wednesdays, January 30April 17, 5:30-7 p.m. (ages 8+) $100 for the series; advanced registration required. RECREATION Estes Park After School Summit Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, January 15-February 21, 3:30-5 p.m. (ages kindergarten to 5th grade)

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$60 per six-week session; 10% discount for EVCC members; advanced registration required. Adult Winter Basketball Mondays, January 28-March 18 (ages 16+) $50 per person, includes jersey; advanced registration required. Junior Nuggets Basketball February 4-March 16 (ages pre-

kindergarten-8th grade) $50 per person, includes jersey and two complimentary tickets to a Denver Nuggets game; advanced registration required. GOLF $5 Fridays at the Lake Estes 9-Hole Golf Course Fridays, January 18-April 12; course opens at 8 a.m. (ages 9+; younger with parent); tee time not required. REGISTRATION To register for these programs or for more information about the new community center, visit or call 970-586-8191. You can also register in person by visiting the community center at 660 Community Drive.

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Celebrate The People Of Rocky Mountain National Park

The significance of Rocky Mountain National Park to the life of our local community can hardly be overstated. The park is a source of both joy and adventure, as well a destination linked to our economic vitality. It helps to unify us to a common experience. And while its magnificent trails and scenery are etched into our minds, it is a place made equally unique through its people: the employees, contractors, volunteers, and their families who give their talents toward

Park!” All the community is invited. The public may drop in anytime between 5 and 7 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to register in advance at Community members who are able are invited to bring a potluck dish to share. To stay in keeping with the eco-friendly spirit of the Park, bring your own plates and utensils. The program will include activities to celebrate the Park for all ages. Festivities will include a hands-on Maker activity. The Library staff will lead a Rocky Mountain National Park-themed storytime in the Fireplace Corner at 5:15 p.m. There will be a kids’ winter ecology program at 5:45 p.m., led by Rocky

Mountain Conservancy. And at 6:15 p.m., local actor and librarian Kurtis Kelly will lead an Enos Mill living-history re-enactment. The library thanks Rocky Mountain Conservancy for being a partner in this event. Among the five key goals of the library’s current strategic plan is to “enable a greater sense of community.” That also calls for the library to “partner in celebrations of civic life and village events.” Thursday’s special program is offered as an opportunity to support this important goal, which has been prioritized through community feedback. Visit for registration details. Thursday’s program will be held as scheduled regardless of whether the partial shutdown of the federal government has been resolved by that date.

Rocky’s preservation, while creating opportunities for others to enjoy its natural treasures. On Thursday, January 24, the Estes Valley Library will host an open-house and potluck dinner titled “Celebrate the People of Rocky Mountain National

Last Chance To Donate To Quota Club Ambulance Fund It is again time to rally together for a new ambulance for Estes Park Health, formerly Estes Park Medical Center, and the Emergency Medical Services Team (EMS). e entire community and all of our visitors count on an ambulance being available when there is a need. Did you know? • Five ambulances are in service at all times, answering calls that cover a 1000 square miles. e EMS answer calls from Allenspark, Big Elk Meadows, Estes Park, Glen Haven, Pinewood Springs, and Le Hand Fire District. • e budget for the ambulance maintenance alone is $52,000.00 annually. Two of the five, ambulances have over 200,000 miles on the odometer. • 31% of the ambulance calls are for transfer of patients to hospitals out of the Estes Park area. • e cost of a new fully equipped ambulance will be approximately $230,000.00. Unlike many places, our ambulances are not supported by tax dollars. e Department of Emergency Services, through Estes Park Health, purchases these ambulances with the help of community funds and money set aside by the medical center for capital purchases. is

year, Guy Beasley FP-C, Director of EMS has obtained a Grant for $86,000.00, toward the purchase of a new ambulance and the hospital will match that amount. e remainder of the funds for this project will need to come from private donations. It has always been the goal of the Estes Park Quota Club Foundation to keep our ambulance fleet strong and to help raise the additional funds needed for this endeavor. is is where we need your help! Please take a moment to donate to the "ESTES PARK QUOTA CLUB FOUNDATION AMBULANCE FUND" and mail it in the envelope provided. Donations to Estes Park Quota Club Ambulance Fund go directly toward the purchase of this 2019 ambulance. e Quota Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization, so your donation is tax deductible. Now is the time! We’re about to wrap up our fundraising efforts for this project. Won't you please help us, help our community? Linda Polland, Chair, Ambulance Fund Drive and committee members Sheila Ellzey, Patricia Gaultier Owen, Barbara Lister and Jean Siddle. Estes Park Quota Club Foundation P.O. Box 1273, Estes Park, Colorado 80517. ank you!

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11th Annual EPMS Science Festival Coming Soon be spent on consumable materials that help serve our students and continue providing the hands-on learning experiences. Donations turned in so far that will be up for bid in the silent auction include: • Sombrero Ranch trail rides • Snowy Peaks Winery gift certificates • Snowy Range Ski Resort--four pack of lift tickets • Egg & I gift certificates • Reel Mountain Theater movie night package • YMCA of the Rockies overnight By: Anna Roberts Briggs, 8th grade stay EPMS Student • Center Stage School of Dance The 11th Annual Science Festival will be • Twin Owls Steakhouse $100 gift cerhosted by the Middle School Science Detificate partment on Friday, January, 25th. Inde• Nicole Rische silk screen painting pendent projects by all students in th • Blown glass artwork by an anonygrades 6-8 will be on display at the mous donor Estes Park Events Center. This event • Kind Coffee serves as a showcase of student work and achievement, as well as a fundraiser for • Coffee on the Rocks the Science Department. A chili dinner • Erik Stensland will be available for $5, provided by El • Red Rose Rock Shop Mex-Kal. There is also a silent auction in • Kirk's Fly Shop which items may be bid on. There will Middle School science teachers are be a wide range of items available, such Jessie Mader, Steve Johnson, and Joe as ski passes, trail rides at Sombrero Frey. Please feel free to contact them if Ranch, overnight stays, gift certificates you have any questions, or go to our to local restaurants businesses, etc. All class website at and money made from this goes directly "Science Festival 2019" tab click on the back into the science supplies budget, to for more information.

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ProtĂŠgĂŠ Continues Esa Burkhardt 11th Grade

Photos by Radoslaw Kokoszka of Fall 2018 Protege participants at PCCR.

The pilot for ProtĂŠgĂŠ, Ballet Renaissanceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new initiative to inspire and reward commitment to classical training in particularly talented students, regardless of financial circumstance, resumes in Estes this January thru May 2019 Season, thanks to a continuing partnership with Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies. Pilot programs for ProtĂŠgĂŠ have been successful and give Ballet Renaissance a better sense of what it will take to launch ProtĂŠgĂŠ on a larger scale. The first pilot for ProtĂŠgĂŠ took place a year ago, during the Winter/Spring 2018 Season, in partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County in Loveland, and was supported by a Group Publishing Grant, awarded to Ballet Renaissance in October of 2017. This past fallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2018 ProtĂŠgĂŠ Pilot in Estes was supported by a generous anonymous donor who pledged $1,000 in a Fall 2018 Matching Challenge, and by the first three supporters who met that challenge: The Grey House (with its Fall 2018 Benefit), the Presbyterian Women of the Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies, and another anonymous individual who lives in Estes Park. These gifts covered full tuition scholarships for all eight Fall 2018 Estes Park ProtĂŠgĂŠ Pilot participants, plus costs to purchase several new ballet barres needed for the program. An additional generous gift from the St. Bartholomewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Guild gets things started for the new season, as Ballet Renaissance begins to raise funds need to cover scholarships for Winter/Spring 2019 participants. ProtĂŠgĂŠ students are expected to work in a careful and meticulous manner dur-

ing class-time and to attend classes consistently. ProtĂŠgĂŠ students are handpicked based on focus and commitment, and must meet specific criteria including a minimum age requirement and exhibiting a track record of consistent attendance and committed training over an extended period of time. All ProtĂŠgĂŠ students are expected to continue studies in Ballet Renaissance Tuesday classes. ProtĂŠgĂŠ is designed to augment the studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; weekly classical studies, rather than substitute for classes in which students are already enrolled. ProtĂŠgĂŠ is a tuition-free (full scholarship) program for qualifying students and parallels the time-honored model of rewarding talent and commitment to classical studies, prevalent throughout the professional classical training community. This model enables the development of a high-quality training pool, while simultaneously eliminating financial barriers that might otherwise prohibit particularly talented and committed students from studying. For more information, or to support ProtĂŠgĂŠ, contact Ballet Renaissance:, 970-480-7697. Ballet Renaissance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to educating and inspiring youth and the community through the art of classical ballet. Founded in southeast Michigan in June of 1997, Ballet Renaissance established a second branch in Estes Park, in the fall of 2011. Here in Colorado, Ballet Renaissance partners with the Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies, Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County, the Oratorio Society of Estes Park and Center Stage School of Dance.

Congratulations to Esa Burkhardt, the Estes Park News Student of the Week for January 18, 2019. In school activities that Esa enjoys are being a member of the Interact Club (three years), in the Environmental Club (two years) and the Youth in Action Club (one year) and she is on the volleyball team. She maintains a 3.98 GPA, lettered in academics and has been on the Honor Roll for two years in a row. Outside of school she likes taking pictures, going to Kind Coffee with friends and playing with her dogs. Esaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite quote is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do than by the ones you did doâ&#x20AC;? by Mark Twain. She likes this quote because it reminds her to grab at opportunities

and to dream big with her future. Esa is looking at out of state colleges after high school, possibly the University of Minnesota. She is currently unsure of the field of work sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to pursue, but she is considering the medical field. She also hopes to do a lot of traveling.

Bank of Estes Park Student Legacy Award: In addition to being awarded the Student of the Week, each winner will be given the opportunity to nominate the school program of their choice for the chance to win $500. At the end of the school year, one such nomination will be randomly selected, and that school program will be awarded the $500 Bank of Estes Park Student Legacy Award, in that student's name.

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Art Center Is Pleased To Announce Art Education Opportunities For 2019 The Art Center has an exciting line-up of educational free presentations and a myriad of classes being offered this year, and we hope you’ll take the time to treat yourself to art. First off, we welcome back Chuck Benson, art and architectural historian, architectural designer and principal, and traveler in search of beauty and wonder, who will join us once again for the first in a series of three of this season’s series of free presentations at the Art Center. If you haven’t been to one of Chuck’s presentations, you don’t know how engaging and informative they are, so come join us at the Art Center of Estes Park, Saturday, January 26, at 7:00 p.m. Chuck will be presenting “A view through both the Mirror & the Looking Glass…Great Masters of Light & Space.” This presentation will focus upon such iconic masters as Jan Van Eyck, Hans Holbein, Johannes Vermeer, & Diego Velasquez exploring their astonishing abilities to draw us into their masterworks with the use of mirrors, reflections, and manipulation of three-dimensional space! Come explore the “Worlds within Worlds” that some of the greatest artists of all time created. Join us for this free presentation. Next up we will be offering a monthly series “Painting with Cathy Goodale at the Art Center of Estes Park.” This is a wonderful opportunity to

paint with well-known local artist, Cathy Goodale, who will be teaching monthly during 2019 at the Art Center. Your choice—oils or watercolor. Students at all levels of experience are welcome. Sign up for any number of classes…in advance or as the year progresses. Each class will meet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Art Center classroom, unless otherwise noted. In July, Cathy and Jim Biggers will be teaching a two-day plein air workshop in the Estes Park/Loveland area. Price for the regular classroom sessions is $80/day. The two-day workshop is $220. As usual, all Art Center Members receive a 10% discount. Cathy’s phone number: (970) 227-8577, if you have specific questions about the classes themselves. The Art Center will handle all reservations, payments, and other housekeeping details—Call (970) 586-5882 or stop in to sign up! Class Dates & Individual Specifics: Students provide their own supplies/equipment. (If you have specific questions, you may contact Cathy directly.) Bring your own supplies/equipment. Bring a sack lunch, or grab something down the steps at Subway. Jan. 23 - “What Darks Do for Your Paintings” (Oils or watercolor) 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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or watercolor) 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (If weather permits we will paint outside on location.) Oct. 16 - “Painting from Photographs in a Creative Way” Nov. 13 - “Composition–Shapes that Form Your Painting and How To Limit Them” Dec. 4 - “Painting Santa Without Using Edges” The Art Center of Estes Park is a nonprofit organization which provides a facility to support the work of local and regional artists, striving to promote exhibition, education, and excellence in the visual arts. Proceeds benefit the artist and contribute to the Art Center’s education and community outreach. For more specific information on classes, or to register for classes, please call the Art Center at 970586-5882 or visit the gallery at The Art Center at 517 Big Thompson Avenue, in Middle Stanley Village, below Safeway and above Subway. Open winter gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays. Gallery closed Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

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A Store Is Born: Plans Underway For Future Book Sales How do you build a bookstore? One book at a time. This month marks an exciting time for the Library Friends & Foundation. An enthusiastic team of volunteers is working to renovate the former Master Graphics building at 191 West Riverside Drive, as we create a new year-round space for library used book sales. One of the biggest changes has gone smoothly in its first week. After more than 25 of years of receiving used book donations at the library’s Elkhorn Avenue location, we’ve asked everyone to re-direct materials to the new site.

thereby eliminating future rental costs. Additionally, we’ve been moving the sorting operations (yes—every book donation will continue to be sorted into genre categories) from the library to the new store. On any given day this month, you might find volunteers removing old carpet, spackling walls, or painting. While certain renovations will be done by contractors, we are grateful for the abundance of volunteer “sweat equity” that is going into this project. It is a labor of love, from so many who have a love for their local library. Construction will continue into the


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So far, so good! We are currently receiving your donations Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Riverside Drive building. We’re taking all the same materials as before, and you can check the Donations Guidelines at for details. Thanks to everyone for this slight adjustment to a long-established tradition. By bringing donations to the new site, you’ve already helped us achieve one of the important new goals: to reduce the labor-intensive physical movement of books from storage site to storage site. Now, donations go directly to their sale destination. That allows the energy of our volunteers to be better spent. Shoppers will have a better experience too in the near future. We’re planning for an April 1 opening, and a grand ribbon cutting April 9. What’s happening between now and then? The timeline will keep us busy. Volunteers have emptied the existing inventory from its former storage unit,

coming weeks, while we also plan for installation of the software and systems necessary for retail functions and tracking inventory. We are a spirited and fun bunch. If you have an inkling to be part of the volunteer team that will help staff the future store, we’d love to hear from you. You can learn more about our openings for bookstore cashiers by visiting With just a few hours of your time each week, you can be part of a team that will help raise funds to sustain the library’s vital services to the community, while also helping book lovers and bargain hunters shop for items that will give new homes to gently-used books, DVDs, and music CDs. Volunteer training will begin in March, so now is an excellent time to contact us to find out more. These are exciting times, and we look forward to keeping you up-to-date on the progress.

Oratorio Society To Begin RehearsalsWelcoming New Singers/Orchestra Members The Oratorio Society of Estes Park will begin rehearsals for their spring concert. The concert will be Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27. We especially thank Kathy Bowers for her generosity of time and talent to the Oratorio Society of Estes Park as we continue under the direction of Robert Howard. Rehearsals begin Monday, January 28 at the Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church, Dry Gulch Road. The chorus will rehearse from 5:45-7:15 p.m. All singers are welcome. The orchestra will rehearse from 7:30-9 p.m. Orchestra members must bring their own stands. All strings are especially welcome. Come join us in making beautiful music!

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

Estes Valley Board Of REALTORS® Donates To Crossroads For Housing Assistance The Estes Valley Board of REALTORS recently donated to Crossroads with funds to help their clients with housing needs. The Estes Valley Housing Initiative was set up with the express purpose of serving emergency housing needs in the Estes Valley. In the last two years needs had been evaluated on a case by case basis. This year, the EVBOR agreed to present a yearly grant of $2,500 (to be adjusted if the need is there). This will

be re-evaluated yearly to determine grant amount. The board also donated over $300 in gift cards for groceries, etc. This program is managed by Crossroads Ministry who pre-evaluate needs, and qualify the person(s) in need and then distribute the funds appropriately. The check was presented to Brian Schaffer of Crossroads, by Javier Gomez, EVBOR President Elect and Abbey Pontius, EVBOR 2018-2019 President. Courtesy photo




A cozy mountain one-level home on the outer edges of Estes Park. In the very nice subdivision of Thunder Mountain it has fab views of snow capped peaks. This home has nice updates with tongue & groove pine vaulted ceilings & walls in the family room. Other updates include granite countertops and wood slat blinds. Enjoy the many large windows providing lots of window light, and decks facing both north & south. Nestled nicely among the tall pine trees, this home will give you privacy & serenity.


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Another Year In Real Estate, More Of The Same? By: Scott Thompson

vious year, while 2017 only had two months with a higher inventory. During The Estes Valley Board of Realtors has 2018 there were six months with an injust released their 2018 report that I use crease in inventory over the previous to spot trends in the market. When I get year. Could a slow-down in the market these reports my accounting background be coming? What do all these numbers comes roaring to the forefront and I mean? pour over the numbers. Based on the reThe increase in the median price of port this is my read on the local real eshomes sold in 2018 coupled with the tate market. 3.1-month supply of homes available for The median price for single family sale would indicate that prices should homes sold in 2018 ended up at increase in 2019. Of course, any major $492,000, which is up 13% over 2017 (which ended at $435,000). This in addi- changes in interest rates will impact tion to the 16% increase we saw in 2017, home values. The fluctuations in inventory in 2018 could indicate we are at the and the 6% we saw in 2016. That puts early stages of increasing inventory, the total appreciation for the last three which would result in a slower appreciayears at 35%. These numbers represent tion rate in 2019. I would dare to predict the entire Estes Valley, from Allenspark that the number of homes sold in 2019 to Glen Haven. The average price of a home sold in just Estes Park in 2018 was will be at, or slightly higher than, 2018 as the inventory increases. The result $603,936. While we have seen similar will likely be appreciation lower than rates of appreciation all over Colorado, the 11.6% average we’ve seen over last historically homes appreciate 3-5% per year. How long can we expect this trend three years. What does this mean for your home? to last? The highest priced sale in Estes Park in The number of homes sold in 2018 was 2018 was $1,850,000 and the lowest up by 14.2%. There was a decrease of priced sale was $195,000. Generally, the 8.9% in the number of homes sold in lower priced homes have seen the high2017, due mainly to a decrease of invenest rate of appreciation, while higher tory by 30.8%; and 2016 had a 7.6% depriced homes are appreciating at a lower crease in sales. The low inventory trend rate. The factors that determine your changed course in 2018, but any inhomes value include the condition, creases in inventory should slow the competition, current market and of number of homes sold. Industry experts tell us that if we have a course location. The best way to determine your homes six month supply of homes available for value is to have an experienced professale it is a balanced market. In 2016 we sional Realtor, like me, prepare a Comhad a 3.95-month supply as of the end of parative Market Analysis (CMA) spethe year. 2017 and 2018 ended almost cific to your home. I will study the identical with three months supply of inselling price of similar homes, review ventory, keeping 2018 a sellers’ market. the market conditions in your neighborThe number of homes available for sale hood, preview your home and making (inventory) as of December 31, 2018 was recommendations that will increase 84 - up by 12, or 16.7%, from 2017. Usyour homes value. This no-cost, noing historic inventory trends we can preobligation service will result in a color dict the direction of future home prices. report that we can review together. With higher inventory, prices trend Please give me a call at 970-590-9941 lower, while lower inventory pushes the or send an email to price trend higher. Recognizing those with trends requires reviewing longer periods any questions on the market trends or if of time. In 2016, there were four months you would like help in determining your where inventory increased over the prehome’s value.

Dine Around Returns In March Join us in Estes Park every Thursday night in March for a town-wide dine around event! Dozens of restaurants all throughout the village will offer a $5 tasting plate from 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

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What’s Happening At The Estes Valley Library SPECIAL EVENT Celebrate the People of Rocky Mountain National Park! Thursday, January 24, 5 to 7 p.m., Hondius Room & Fireplace Corner This program recognizes the important role the park plays in our community, as we appreciate the park’s employees, contractors, volunteers and their families. Community members who are able are asked to bring a dish to share for a potluck dinner and their own plates and utensils. The program will include a Rocky-themed storytime and winter ecology program for kids, plus an Enos Mills living-history performance. More details and registration at CURRENT AFFAIRS The Last Bill: a Senator’s Story Thursday, January 31, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Hondius Room In an era known for government gridlock, former State Senator Linda Newell was able to pass bills with 98% bipartisan support. This film tracks Newell and State Senator Kevin Lundberg during the real-life story of carrying bills through the legislature with humor and fortitude. After the film, Senators Newell and Lundberg will both be on hand for a discussion and to answer questions about

the film and bipartisan politics. Register at Tackling Wicked Problems, Part Two: Deliberative Democracy Wednesday, February 6, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Hondius Room Dr. Martín Carcasson, Director of the Center for Public Deliberation, returns to continue the conversation begun last fall: how to move beyond false polarization toward collaborative community solutions. Register at KIDS Train Storytime Friday and Saturday, January 18 and 19, 10:30 a.m., Hondius Room Storytimes for ages 0 to 6 are held every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 10:30 am. On Friday and Saturday this week, the Estes Valley Model Railroaders have their interactive electric train table set up for additional fun and interactive learning. No sign-up necessary. Try-It Tuesday: Building Challenges Tuesday, January 22, 4 to 5 p.m., Hondius Room Inspired by the “minute-to-win-it” format, kids in Kindergarten through 5th grade will work with partners to complete challenges involving Keva blocks, straws, Legos, tangrams and more. Reg-

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ister at Young Chautauqua Club Meeting Wednesday, January 23, 4 to 5:15 p.m., Hondius Room Students, ages nine and up are invited, as well as adults. Participants will learn more about Chautauqua, which offers the opportunity to study a character from history and develop a costumed monologue for performance this spring. Kids’ Book Club: “Owl Diaries” Saturday, January 26, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Hondius Room Children in grades K through 5 are encouraged to sign up for this month’s book club event, spotlighting the popular “Owl Diaries” series. Participants may pick up a complimentary copy of the book and a packet to read beforehand, then attend on January 26 to discuss the book while enjoying snacks and activities. Register at Stuffed Animal Overnight & Bilingual Storytime Wednesday, January 30, 5:15 to 5:45 p.m., Children’s Room Children ages 0 to 6 and their parents and caregivers will participate in English and Spanish learning activities, with books, puppets, music and movement. Kids may bring a stuffed animal to leave overnight to pick up the next morning. A whimsical photo display will show what the animal were up to overnight. TECH Tech Express Wednesday, January 23, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Makerspace Participants are invited to bring quick questions about their phones, tablets, laptops, email, or apps. Library staff will try to diagnose the issue, offer an answer, or make a recommendation for follow-up. Registration encouraged by not required. Genealogy with Technology Tuesday, January 29, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Are you ready to trace your family history, but not sure where to start? This hands-on workshop explores the library’s resource, where you just might discover an ancestor or two. Library laptops provided. Register at MAKERSPACE Makerspace Guided Hours Thursday, January 24, 4 to 8:30 p.m. The Library Makerspace is a room with hand and power tools, a machine to digitize slides and photos, a 3D printer and more. Library staff will be on hand on

January 24 for guided use of the services, which allows participants to become certified with a badge for future equipment use. (For those who have already received their badge, there is also an unstaffed Makerspace session on Tuesday, January 15 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.). Moldable Plastics for Everyday Repairs Wednesday, January 30, 10 to 11 a.m. offered again on Wednesday, January 30, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Are there cords, electronics, or other devices in your home that are cracked or in need of repair or alteration? Learn how to add pads, bumpers, hooks, and other hand-molded fixes to your devices using several heat-activated plastics. Register at Craft Jam: Laser Cut Wood Bowl Monday, February 4, 5:30 to 7 p.m., offered again Thursday, February 7, 10:30 a.m. to noon Learn how to design a custom shape that can be cut on the Makerspace’s new state-of-the-art laser cutter. Then assemble it into a beautiful wooden stacked bowl. Register at BOOKS & AUTHORS Reading is Doctor Recommended: “Fed Up” Tuesday, January 29, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Wasson Room A screening and discussion of the documentary featuring journalist Katie Couric that examines how the American food industry may be responsible for illness in ways that are only now being understood. Register at Call for Local Authors: Sign-Up for February On Saturday, February 9, 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 26 or until all ten author slots are filled. Winter Reading Incentives: for Kids and Teens Narwhal is the “Unicorn of the Sea.” Now through February 2, kids who check out books may enter a drawing for Narwhal prizes, in anticipation of author Ben Canton’s visit to Estes Park in February. Teen readers ages 12 to 18 may also enter a separate drawing to earn books to keep. Participants may enter once for each day of checking out books during the promotion. CITIZENSHIP Citizenship Exam Preparation Tuesday, February 5, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Wasson Room Weekly classes resume for those seeking to complete the necessary forms and pass the U. S. Citizenship Exam. Participants are invited to this supportive class, whether or not they are currently ready to apply. Class materials are provided. No advance registration is necessary.

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Financial Focus-What’s Keeping You From Protecting Your Family’s Future? Think about your loved ones. What will their future be like? Can you picture them living in your house many years from now? Can you picture your children going to college? Can you picture your spouse or partner enjoying a comfortable retirement? These are all pleasant visions – but what if you weren’t in these pictures? If you were no longer around, you’d leave a gaping hole in the lives of your survivors. The emotional element would be tough enough, but the financial aspect – the permanent loss of your income – could be devastating to all the hopes you’ve had for your family members. Fortunately, you can help prevent this “worst-case” scenario from happening – if you have sufficient life insurance. Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t – even when they recognize the need. LIMRA and Life Happens, two organizations that provide education on life insurance, report the following: • Only four in 10 Americans own an individual life insurance policy – although 85% say that most people need life insurance. • More than one-third of all households report that they would feel an adverse financial impact within one month of losing a primary wage earner’s income, while nearly half would feel an impact in just six months. What’s keeping people from providing adequate insurance for their families? Here’s a sampling of the most common reasons: • “I just don’t want to think about it.” Let’s face it – like almost everybody, you probably don’t like to think about death. And consequently, you may well be inclined to postpone thinking about life insurance. But if you can just envision what your loved ones’ lives would be like without you, in terms of their financial situation, you will find it easier to address your insurance needs in a calmer, more analytical manner. • “I have other financial priorities.” You will always have financial obligations –

mortgage or rent payments, car payments, credit card bills, student loans, etc. You can’t ignore these expenses, but ask yourself this: Do any of them really take priority over the future happiness and welfare of your loved ones? Since the answer to this question is obviously “no,” you will likely conclude that maintaining adequate life insurance is one of the most important financial moves you can make. • “I can’t afford life insurance.” If you think life insurance is prohibitively expensive, you’re not alone. In fact, 80% of consumers think life insurance costs more than it does, according to LIMRA and Life Happens, while nearly half of the “millennial” generation estimates the cost at five times more than the actual amount. In reality, some types of life insurance, such as term insurance, is highly affordable. • “I don’t know how much insurance I’ll need.” To determine an appropriate level of coverage, you’ll need to consider a variety of factors, such as the number and age of your dependents, size of your mortgage, spousal income, amount of employer-provided insurance, and so on. A financial professional can help you calculate the amount of protection you need. As you can see, none of the reasons listed above should really keep you from adding life insurance to your overall financial strategy. So, take action soon to help ensure that your wishes for your family’s future will become reality. Edward Jones is a licensed insurance producer in all states and Washington, D.C., through Edward D. Jones & Co., L.P. and in California, New Mexico and Massachusetts through Edward Jones Insurance Agency of California, L.L.C.; Edward Jones Insurance Agency of New Mexico, L.L.C.; and Edward Jones Insurance Agency of Massachusetts, L.L.C. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by our local Edward Jones Financial Advisors.

Travel The World At Good Sam’s Please come join us at the Good Samaritan as we Travel the World. On the 4th Thursday of each month Good Samaritan is hosting a dinner show that will feature different destinations from around the world. The proceeds from these events will go toward our fund-raising endeavor to purchase a new and safer form of transportation for our residents. Celebrate Chinese New Year On Thursday, January 24th at 5:00 p.m. we will be celebrating the Chinese New Year. Executive Chef Max Humbrecht will be preparing a four course meal in a live kitchen; Chef Kristen Johnson will be preparing Japanese sushi at a live interactive sushi bar. Also featured at this celebration is a marvelous video tour of China as well as a live artist creating beautiful Chinese inks. Tickets are only $16.00 and can be purchased at the Good Samaritan main office, 1901 Ptarmigan Trail, Estes Park

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Worried About A Recession Or An Economic Slowdown? Practical Tips to Maintain a Healthy Business From: Paul F Mueller, CPA Mueller Pye & Associates CPA LLC You can hardly get through a day any more without reading or hearing about the prospects of a recession. It reminds me of what Mark Twain once said, "Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it." So instead of just talking about it, our team is doing something about it by providing tips to help keep your business safe and healthy. Rather than buy into all the doom and gloom, our team feels bullish about 2019 and we think you should, too. Here are our reasons for optimism, and later we'll talk about what you should do about it: 1. Let's face it, news stories about a looming "recession" sell newspapers, take up airtime on cable TV and motivate folks to click on blogs and business websites. We're concerned all that talk can turn in a selffulfilling prophecy. 2. The unemployment rate in Northern Colorado remains below 3%. 3. In the last two months, the stock market dropped 15%. Yet even with the recent decline, the market is still up 14 % since January 1, 201 7. Historically, the stock market has averaged 8% growth per year, so maybe 14 % in two years is closer to where we need to be. 4. According to Zillow, housing prices rose 8% in Denver and are expected to increase another 7.3% in 2019. 5. Maybe what we're seeing is a "cooldown." Low unemployment rates, low interest rates and the recent dramatic rise in labor and material costs is unsustainable based on historic trends. Maybe the economy has been so hot and frenetic the past several years, that it's time for us to catch our breath. Before anyone thinks we wear rose-colored glasses (although we have set our

faces to the sun!), here are some practical tips to guard the health of your business. HINT - these tips work in the best of times, but are essential in the worst of times: 1. Do you maintain a Sales Pipeline? Are you tracking the status of pending or proposed projects, as well as marketing for leads on prospective projects? A Sales Pipeline will give you insight as to the volume and velocity of future work. 2. Do you know the status of your workin-progress? Are you tracking profit margins in real time to identify bottlenecks and opportunities to issue change orders? Are you winning the work, but losing the profit? 3. Do you sell to customers on credit? If so, are you watching the aging of your Accounts Receivable? Are the 60+ day amounts beginning to rise? Unlike wine, those receivables never age well. Get on it! Perhaps start asking for retainers and advance deposits. 4. Do you make it easy for your customers to pay you by accepting credit/debit cards and ACH payments? Sure, there will be a fee, but it beats the time and stress of pursuing collection activities. 5. Does your workplace culture emphasize thrift and efficiency as core values? Your employees need to understand this is part of their job (as well as to keep their job). 6. Do you maintain a rolling cash flow forecast? Perhaps 90 days or for six months out? This simple tool can help you predict a crisis and implement preventative measures in the meantime. If you answered “no” to any of these questions, our team can help you develop a defensive strategy designed to safeguard your business in times both good and rough, and help you to have a prosperous New Year.

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Electronic And Metal Recycling By: Judi Smith

mittee. With the assistance of Rocky Mountain Dumpsters, we collect elecMetal accepted in single-streamed retronics and take them to CHaRM for recycling is limited to cans (aluminum or cycling. Our fees are slightly higher than steel, “tin”-rinsed, clean, and dry), aluthose in Boulder, to cover the costs of minum pie pans and foil (flatten for the event and of transportation. Any reWaste Management and Transfer Stamaining funds will be spent on advanction, ball for Doering), plus empty ing recycling opportunities in the Estes aerosol cans. Valley. Since 2013 it has been illegal, in the While appliances, motor vehicle comState of Colorado, to place (commercial or personal) electronics into the garbage. ponents, ladders, pots and pans, plus some telephones and other metal obThis includes computerized equipment jects that are no longer useable can still such as CPUs, monitors, printers, fax legally be landfilled, it is more ecologimachines, scanners, copiers, laptops, cally sound to discard them responsibly. notebooks, ultra books, net books, and Metal is recyclable again and again. The tablets and items like DVDs, VCRs, raRotary Club of Estes Park operates a dios, stereos, video game consoles, teleMetal Recycling Station at Estes Recyvisions, and any device with a viewing cles Day, where you can bring anything screen larger than four diagonal inches made of metal for disposal. These met(including my cell phone). Electronics often include precious met- als can be remanufactured into new als and other valuable resources. The re- metal products multiple times. The collection service is offered for free along covery of these raw materials and engineered plastics reduces greenhouse gases with an opportunity to donate to the Scholarship Fund for our Estes Valley by saving energy used in manufacture HS Seniors. and it minimizes he extraction of valuOf course, the Loveland, Timberline, able resources. As an added bonus, this and CHaRM collection yards above will law created jobs for trained and certified accept metal (for free) as well, year electronic recyclers. round. Parameters vary as to exactly There are 57 certified electronic recywhat is accepted at each place. As a matclers in Colorado. While no one in the ter of fact, we now have three metal colEstes Valley, as yet, fits this recycling lectors in the Estes Valley who will come niche, Timberline Recycling Center to your home (or business) and pick up (Fort your metal for free. Scrap Haulers - 970Collins); the Larimer County Electronic 481-9285 and 112 Auto Recycle and ReRecycling Center 970-308-0070. Their costs are waste/recycling/electronics (at the covered by selling large loads of colLarimer County Landfill), Loveland Relected metal to the metal recyclers down cycling Center (in Loveland) in the valley. Reference for public-works/recycling-trash more recycling information. Use and Eco-cycle CHaRM to contact me (Boulder) directly. The next Community Recywill all accept electronics. Exactly what cling meeting is Weds., February 6th (10 they accept and the fees charged vary. a.m. Estes Valley Library, Wasson For those who prefer to wait, the next Estes Recycles Day, scheduled for Satur- Room). The next meeting of the League rd day, June 8th, includes the E-cycling Sta- of Women Voters is Weds., January 23 (10 a.m. Estes Valley Library, Hondius tion manned by the League of Women Voters and Community Recycling Com- Room) when the League discusses the program for the coming year.

Beverley Ray Beverley Ray of Estes Park passed away on January 8 after a lengthy and brave battle with cancer. Beverley was born in 1942 in Boston, Massachusetts and grew up in Arlington, MA with her parents Gwendolyn and Stanley Baker and her brother Don Baker. Beverley was married to Ed Ray for over thirty five years and had resided with him in Estes Park for over twenty years. Beverley had one son, Steven Bond from her first marriage to Frank Bond. Beverly also had a step daughter, Laurie Adams, whose father was her second husband Jack Adams. Beverley worked for many years in a family office supply business in Stuart, Florida with her husband Ed, her son Steven and her brother Don. Beverly lived in Florida for over thirty years where she developed a love for the ocean and boating. After moving to Colorado, Beverley became very active in volunteering for

community nonprofit thrift stores in Estes Park and also volunteered at Rocky Mountain National Park. Beverley loved to hike in the park and had a great appreciation for nature and for the flora and fauna of the park. Beverley loved to view the hummingbirds, the elk and the mountains from her condo in Estes Park. Beverley loved to cook and prepared everything from scratch. She loved to share her wonderful dishes with her friends and family. Beverley was a loving, caring and generous person with a great spirit and she will be missed by all who had the good fortune to know her. Beverley is survived by her husband, Ed Ray, her brother, Don Baker of Asheville, NC and her brother, Dan Baker of Jensen Beach, FL; as well as several cousins. A celebration of Beverley’s life will be held in Estes Park at a future date.

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• Performs simple carpentry tasks, such as installing shelves, hooks, or closet rods. • Extensive snow removal during Winter months • Changes light bulbs, may replace fixtures, and does similar minor electrical tasks. • Opens clogged drains, fixes leaks, and performs other simple plumbing jobs. • Does touch-up painting and repaints rooms as required. • Maintains tools and maintenance equipment in working order and keeps maintenance room in neat condition. • Knowledge of all fire prevention and emergency policies and procedures • Communicates with supervisor and/or property managers to prioritize work load. • Documents all work performed. • Other Duties as assigned EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: • Minimum of one year previous experience in general maintenance/repair for commercial facility preferred. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: • Must have general knowledge of the use of simple equipment used in building trades. • Ability to read simple instructions and follow simple diagrams. • Ability to perform simple tasks independently after being given specific instructions. • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

$14.50 - $16.00/hour to start depending on experience. Please view this opening on our website: Or stop in to The Ridgeline Hotel to submit your resume for consideration.

Safeway is always looking for ambitious people that want to join their team. Inquire within to learn of current openings. Looking to hire: Cake Decorator - $10.50-$16.99 (B.O.E.) Please call Ann at 970-586-4447 to schedule an interview - walk-ins are also welcome.

The Historic Crags Lodge

Housekeeping Supervisor Full Time - Year Round

Front Desk


QUALIFICATIONS: • Bachelor’s degree in Family, Consumer, and Early Childhood Studies • Possess or eligible to obtain Colorado licen sure with Secondary Family and Consumer Studies endorsement and CTE Authorization for Family, Consumer, and Early Childhood Services • See Full Posting at

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Interested applicants must apply online at Only online applications are accepted. Salary range is $37,000 to $55,800 with single benefits. Up to ten years of previous teaching experience in an accredited school district will be granted. Position open until filled. Estes Park School District R-3 Is An Equal Opportunity Employer

Housekeeping Positions

Year Round - 4 & 8 hour shifts available Work YOUR Available Schedule 4 Hour Shifts 8-12 ~~ 12-4 ~~ 4-8 Create a Schedule That Fits Yours 970-586-6066

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

Relationship Development

position available at BioLynceus. 20-25 hours per week. Review job description and apply on-line at “We Innovate For A Better Future”

The historic Stanley Hotel is seeking service providers who are dedicated to creating memorable experiences for our guests!

Apply On Line at

Or Stop By Human Resources Monday - Saturday


Restaurant Manager

Executive Housekeeper



Experienced Maintenance Technician Housekeeping Room Attendant Banquet Captain Banquet Server

Check Out Our Current Openings... • Cook 1 Fulltime, $16 per hour

• Senior Living Medication Aide (Resident Care Specialist) 2 Full-Time Positions Starting wage 13.50 per hour + Differential Please apply on line at

Banquet Bartender Server


Bussers/Runner Expeditor

Front Desk Agent PBX Operator Line Cook

Affordable Dorm Style Housing Available Apply On Line at We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

Year Round. Full-Time positions qualify for benefits which include health, dental, vision, life, short-term disability and paid time off.

Part Time - Year Round

Stop by and see us or give us a call

Seasonal Maintenance Positions Starting in March Do you like to work outside? We have seasonal maintenance positions starting in March and April doing landscaping and making small repairs to outside structures using basic hand tools. We are looking for experienced workers and individuals that would like to learn new skills. The pay rate will be determined based on your experience. Full-time and Part-time work available through October 2019. Apply on-line at


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

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

Apply at Murphy’s Resort 1650 Big Thompson Av or call Loretta 1-970-480-2955


The Town of Estes Park is accepting applications for Chief Building Official Building Division Salary Range $74,373 - $107,841 Exempt Position Close Date: Open until filled

Join Our Team ACCOUNTING Accountant – Full Time ADMINISTRATION Chief Nursing Officer

BIRTH CENTER RN - FT **Sign on Bonus Available** RN - Per Diem

Planning Technician Planning Division Hiring Range $21.36 - $25.09/hour (DOE) Non-Exempt Position Close Date: Open unitl filled (first review 02/15/2019) Seasonal Position


ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES EVS Technician – Per Diem (as needed)

Estes Park Local Marketing District (2 positions open) Close Date: February 4, 2019

LABORATORY Medical Technologist - FT

Parks Advisory Board (2 positions open) Close Date: Open Until Filled


HOME HEALTH/HOSPICE Personal Care Provider/Homemaker - Per Diem LIVING CENTER Activities Coordinator – Full time CNA – FT - Nights/Days **Sign on Bonus Available** RN - FT Nights **Sign on Bonus Available** LPN – FT Nights**Sign on Bonus Available** RN-PRN MED/SURG CNA – FT/Days**Sign on Bonus Available** RN - FT**Sign on Bonus Available** CNA – Per Diem RN – Per Diem



PATIENT FINANCIAL SERVICES Patient Account Representative - FT Patient Account Representative - PT

PHYSICIAN CLINIC Certified Medical Assistant – FT days **Sign on Bonus Available** QUALITY DEPARTMENT Case Manager – Per Diem

REHABILITATION SERVICES Physical Therapist – Per Diem

SURGICAL SERVICES Unit Coordinator – FT Days Certified Surgical Technologist - FT RN – FT **Sign on Bonus Available**

Apply online at

Seeking special person as a caregiver for our adult son with special needs. 5-10 hours per week, in our home. No medical experience necessary. References required. 970-480-1255

Events Maintenance Worker Special Events Division Hiring Range $16.99 - $19.97/hour (DOE) Non-Exempt Position Close Date: January 28, 2019

Community Service Officer Police Department Hiring Range Hiring Rate: $14.50 - $16.00/hour (DOE) Seasonal Position (Summer 2019) Close Date: March 11, 2019

DIETARY SERVICES Food Service Worker – Per Diem (as needed)

(970) 577-4458 555 Prospect Ave. Estes Park, CO 80517

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EMPLOYMENT » Place and View Ads at « EMPLOYMENT

Volunteer/Committee Board Positions

Estes Valley Planning Commission Close Date: Open Until Filled

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

MAIL / PACKAGE DELIVERY Perform a variety of functions to accomplish the distribution of mail and packages. Must be able to lift up to 70lbs. Clean driving record and clean drug screen required. Competitive pay. Call Mark at 970-577-8620


Estes Park School District R-3 is accepting applications for one full-time, year-round CUSTODIAL position. Salary range is $14.17 to $16.02 per hour, with single benefits. The successful candidate must be able to pass a drug test, background check, and physical demands/lift test. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, eligible to work in the U.S., and possess a high school diploma or GED. Apply online at Only online applications are accepted. Position open until filled. Contact Dave Coleson with questions: 970-577-0211, ext 3401. Estes Park School District R-3 Is An Equal Opportunity Employer

Handyman wanted. Year-round work. Experienced only need apply. References. Must be bondable. Willing to help the right person relocate to Estes Park. Bestway Painting Handyman Services 970-518-4001

Rams Horn Village Resort has year round full time and part time positions available in our Guest Services/Housekeeping Department: Competitive pay based on experience, plus benefits package for full time employees. Great working environment in Estes Park’s only Gold Crown Resort. Our business stays busy year round and 40 hours per week are available through the winter. We are looking for energetic, dependable people who are able to perform physical labor and who have strong customer service skills. Fridays and Saturdays are required.

Looking for a full time as well as a part time employee for dog daycare/boarding business.

Prior work experience with dogs in some capacity required to qualify for position. Flexible hours plus bonus package and partial benefits included for full time position. Job includes supervising dogs during play, cleaning and customer service skills. Please call Linda at 586-0340 to set up an interview.

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

Help us Help Others Become a CAREGiver

(Committee application required)

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

Helper Wanted Marshall Painting

Carpenter Needed Framing, Siding, and Finish Carpenter Competitive Pay Holiday/Vacation/Retirement or call (970)685-0877


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

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



Commercial Rentals

Class A Office 2014 Construction, Full Service, Furnished or Unfurnished offices in Downtown location, Near Town Hall. $450 to $550 per month. All internet options including Fiber available. Includes Conference Room, Handicap Restrooms, Copy and Scanning Facility, Coffee Room. Call Thom at Verus Commercial, Inc. 970-586-2448

RENTALS Homes 3 BR, 2.5 BA, 2,314 sq ft. mountain facing deck, W/D, 2 car gar, partially furn, no pets, no smoking. $2,300 + util. 202-669-1742

Apartments 1 BRs and Studio available downtown on Riverwalk. NS/NP Month to Month or Year Lease Negotiable. (970) 481-1932

EXECUTIVE OFFICE available for $350.00 a month at Graves Ave. Plaza. Includes all utilities (including internet),trash, taxes and insurance. Access to kitchen and conference room. Call Peggy 970-232-5588

6 spaces for long-term lease from 222 to 3,400 square feet. 5 have Elkhorn Ave. address. Call & Speak with Eric Blackhurst for details & your private showing. Great starter locations. Please add call Eric Blackhurst at Anderson Realty & Management 970-586-2950.

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Estate Sales

Room for Rent. $500 per month. 970-227-8503

‘97 Winnebago Warrior Motorhome 30”, all new tires. Around 40,000 original miles. Excellent condition. RV is in Estes. $9000 call or text 303-941-2223

Estes Park Alterations Over 20 yrs exp 970-480-7381

Room for rent. Incl. refrig. microwave, tv; private bath. Close to town. Must be employed and have references. No smoking no pets. $500 month 586-3891 $415 a month, room for one person in 3/1 cabin, in town. 970-389-7656, incl utilities, winter only, month to month.

SERVICES Home Repair/Service

Short Term Furnished Efficiency $675/month or Furnished Cabin $1350/month Incl. Util & Cable, N/S, N/P Call Todd @ 970-586-8141

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

Pet Care Pet Care taking on clients for daily dog walks and in home care . I have been a vet tech for 16 years Please call Meg @ 978-815-1861

HOLMES LOG WORKS 970-586-9168 Log & Metal Railing, Deck Additions, Log Benches, Gates Mantels & Stairs

Frank Gunter ESTATE SALE Sat 1/19 8am Sun 1/20 9am 253 E. Riverside Follow Grn & Org Signs

HOUSEHOLD Appliances Refrigerator $100, Gas Range $200, Microwave $200, Electric Dryer $50 Call 860-771-3412

Free - Lazy Boy Leather Couch/Recliner. Good condition, minor wear with no tears in the leather. 319-333-6205

REAL ESTATE Commercial

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

A Sole E35 Elliptical Trainer in excellent condition with a fan, a display window & 5 programs with different resistance levels for each program. It also has audio input and headphones jack. It is only $185 or best offer. Call 970-577-9453.

Collectible Toys: Fisher Price, GI Joe’s, Lego’s, Garfield. Woodcarving Tools, Lamps. Tables, Chairs, Art, Jewelry, Tools. Linens.

NOTICES Misc. Notices

Notice to Augustine Ramirez. My name is Phyllis Hart. We met a few years ago at a vending machine at the Yuba City Estate Sales Manor. I would love to ESTATE/GARAGE SALE; speak with you. Please call Need to have one, but me at 530-751-0511. seems overwhelming. Thank You. We do the work, you make the $. Local, Affordable, References. CALL NOW 970-215-5548





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