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Estes Park News

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the Good News of the Estes Park community.

January 24, 2020

Cool Coyote Coyote mating season lasts from mid-January to mid-March. This beautiful photo of a coyote by Brad Manard reminds us that these animals will be a bit bolder and more aggressive this time of year. The hours they are the most active tend to be at dawn, dusk and throughout the night. Always supervise your pets outside and keep your cats indoors. Photo by Brad Manard

I see you! Mule deer hiding in plain sight. Photo by Brad Manard

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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 12, the Estes Valley Fire Protection District (EVFPD) responded to 8 calls for service. This included: • Emergency medical (assist EPH): 4 • MVC: 2 • Alarm Activations: 2 Estes Valley Fire www.estesvalleyfire.org

Still Time To Sign-Up To Run For Mayor Or Trustee Dear Estes Park residents, It’s Monday evening, 1/20/2020, one week from the candidate filing deadline for the April 7th Town election. At last check only two of us have filed. Hopefully more citizens are considering standing for election to the Town Board and will soon file. My heart is full of encouragement for all who are. Having served the people of Estes as a trustee for eight years, I believe that ef-

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fective trustees bring to the job a desire to listen, a willingness to integrate the materials provided by Town staff with the opinions of citizens and fellow board members, and the self-discipline to filter that information with an inner intelligence in ways that guide their Town Board decisions. And of course, expressing their reasoning before voting helps maintain transparency. Many of you regularly participate in the Town government by providing input-writing, speaking publicly, and voting-about key issues. I ask that you please consider going to the Town Clerk’s office to pick up the Trustee or Mayor packet. Read the materials. Seek answers to whatever questions you may have. And should you be favorably inclined, submit a signed petition of your candidacy by 5:00 p.m. Monday, January 27, 2020. Democracy works best when there’s a CHOICE of REPRESENTATION. Additional candidates will benefit all of Estes. Empowering us to move forward together. Thank you. Wendy Koenig, Candidate for Mayor

Candidate For Mayor April 7, 2020 Election Town of Estes Park I am Wendy Koenig-Schuett, a candiinitiatives, referenda and policies which date to become your mayor. Here’s my may affect residents, businesses and the story. Town. My parents moved from Boulder and I • Foster a respectful and productive attended school K-12 in Estes Park, grad- work culture among Town Employees uating in 1973. I am a twoand Town Board of time USA Olympian running Trustees by encouraging the 800m; participating in my their full participation in first Olympics while a senior discussions and planning in high school. I attended that result in fiscally sound Colorado State University on solutions beneficial to resia track scholarship and redents, businesses and visiceived the first Mencimer tors. Memorial Award for most • During week one of my outstanding student-athlete. term, schedule professional In 1987, I returned to Estes instruction for Town Board Park to raise my three chilTrustees and myself reWendy Koenig-Schuett dren in a community that garding the ethics policies cares about the individual accomplishcontained in the Town Board Policy ments of our youth. To provide a living manual including recusal circumstances for my family, I worked three jobs, some- and procedures for disclosure. And to times commuting to Fort Collins. have such instruction provided to us annually for the duration of my tenure. I opened Community Hearing Center and provided audiology services from • In the first 90 days of my term, hold a 1989- 2017 at my office as well as the series of events through which input will Estes Park Medical be solicited from Center and the young families Prospect Park Nursabout quality of ing home. I donated life issues they face my services to the by residing in our school district to test Town. the hearing of our • Request Town children in Estes departments and Park for many years Town supported with the help of the Estes Park Lions entities to annually report to residents Club. Teaming up with Quota Club and about emerging issues, trends and chalLions Club, many received hearing aids lenges. from my office at no charge. My services • Review Master Plans of the Town— were donated. giving emphasis to uncompleted projI served on a variety of Community ects—to determine, which projects are Boards, including: Estes Park Medical relevant to current citizen project goals, Center, 10 years--one year as President; and are cost effective enabling planning Estes Park Senior Center, one term; St. for completion of projects. Bartholomew Episcopal Church Vestry, • Moving Forward Together one term. And from 2010 – 2018 I served This pledge and my desire to further as a Town Board Trustee, including one serve Estes as its mayor are heartfelt. term as Mayor Pro Tem. In 1991, I joined During all my years here—in business the Estes Park Lions Club and served as and serving on various community their first female president. I remain a boards—I have strived to establish a repproud member today. When my son and utation as one who actively listens, exhis friends had no Webelos leader for cub plains the reasons for my decisions and scouting, I became their leader and paris transparent in all I do. I am passionate ents provided programs for our Flying about improving the quality of lives for Eagles. youth and young families. I am asking As your Mayor, I pledge to: you, as a voter, to allow me to continue • Represent all residents in all matters my passion for moving our community that come before me. forward in this new decade! Let us Move • Actively listen to opinions of residents Forward Together. as I deliberate on those matters. Wendy Koenig • Explain my positions on key issues,

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Trustee Candidate Ward A. Nelson To Host “Listening Session” Event to be Held at Kind Coffee Estes Park Trustee candidate Ward A. Nelson will host a “Listening Session” for all interested voters at 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at Kind Coffee at 470 East Elkhorn Avenue. “I’d like to hear citizen ideas for Estes Park’s future,” said Nelson. “This forum will be geared to gathering ideas directly from residents; I want to know the plans they propose or problems they foresee that will affect Estes Park’s viability as premier resort community and a great place to live. I’m also hoping voters who Ward A. Nelson

haven’t met me will attend and speak with me informally.” Guests are invited to arrive early, perhaps purchase one of Kind’s finest and enjoy the hour of information. Nelson’s community work includes service on the Estes Valley Land Trust Board, the Larimer County Open Space Board, the Noon Rotary Board, and the Estes Park Town Board. Ward and his wife Pat are permanent residents of Estes Park. Their grown children (Graham and Kirby) also live and work in the Town.

Call For Candidates For The April 7 Municipal Election – Deadline Jan. 27 The Town of Estes Park will hold the next regular Municipal Election on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 as a mail ballot-only election for the mayor and three trustee seats on the Board of Trustees. Registered electors 18 years of age or older may be a candidate and hold office if they have resided inside Town limits for at least 12 consecutive months immediately preceding April 7. Individuals interested in becoming a candidate for Mayor or Trustee may pick up a candidate packet at the Town Clerk’s office, Room 130 of Town Hall. The petition must be signed by at least 10 registered electors who reside inside Town limits. The filing deadline for nomination petitions is Jan. 27, 2020 at 5 p.m. As of Jan. 20, the Town Clerk has certified Wendy Koenig as a mayoral candidate and Ward Nelson as a Trustee candidate. More information regarding the candidates can be found on the Town’s website at www.estes.org/candidates. Additional important dates: Jan. 8: Applications available at the Town Clerk’s office for Absent Voter/Mail Ballot Address Change – for voters who will be out of town and need a mail ballot for-

warded to a different address. Feb. 3: Last day to file a WriteIn Candidate Affidavit Feb. 4: Last day for a candidate to withdraw from the election Feb. 22: Ballots mailed to voters registered as an active military or overseas voter March 16 – March 23: – Ballots mailed to all registered voters March 16: Last day for eligible electors to establish residency in the State of Colorado. Register to vote at www.govotecolorado.com, County Clerk office or Town Clerk office up to the day of the election. April 3: Last day to request an absentee mail ballot to be mailed. April 7: Election Day – Town Hall polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Ballots must be received by 7 p.m. in order to be counted. April 28: Swearing-in of newly elected Town Trustees and Mayor at the Town Board Meeting. For more election information, please visit www.estes.org/elections, or contact the Town Clerk’s office at 970-577-4777 or by email at townclerk@estes.org.

SPECIAL EVENTS Sunday, Jan 26 @6 pm - Join Sunrise Rotary for a special night of Bingo to benefit the EPHS Chilean exchange student Antonia "Anto" Troncoso. Food, silent auction, cash prizes. Fun for all ages. Sunday, Feb 2 @4 pm - Celebrate Super Sunday by sharing our Pig Roast ($12) by Chef John Marshall, a bowl of soup ($5) by the Youth in Action, and of course Giant-screen FOOTBALL! (plus some fun games for the super bowl commercials). Watch for details!

VETERANS SERVICES Tuesday & Thursday Jan 28 & 30 @9-11 am Benefits assistance for Veterans and families. Thursday Feb 6 @noon-5 pm Veteran readjustment counseling. Call 970-586-6118 for an appointment.

MEETINGS Tuesday, Jan 28 @6:30 am Sunrise Rotary breakfast meeting Tuesday, Jan 28 @1 pm Operations Committee meeting

HAVE FUN! Sundays, Jan 26 & Feb 2 @ 6 pm Bingo! Fun and cash prizes for all ages! Tuesday, Jan 28 @ 5:30 pm Karaoke with Mountain Man MC! We all sound like pros! Wednesday, Jan 29 @ 6:30 pm Pool League Fridays, Jan 24 & 31 @ 7 pm Queen of Hearts is back! Win $$!!

OUR KITCHEN PASSED ITS POST-CONSTRUCTION INSPECTIONS! WE WANT TO FEED YOU!!! Friday, Jan 24 @ 5:30-7 pm Fried Chicken dinner Friday, Jan 31 @ 5:30-7 pm Lasagna dinner

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Estes Park Wine and Chocolate Festival Promises A Sweet Time The third annual Estes Park Wine and Chocolate Festival takes place Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Estes Park Event Center. Tickets are available for $40 for an individual and $70 for a couple at www.epwineandchocolate.com. This event typically sells out in advance. The Estes Park Wine and Chocolate Festival is produced by the Town of Estes Park's Events Division in partnership with the Estes Park Wine Festival. Festival guests will receive samples from wineries and chocolatiers, browse wares from other vendors, and enjoy live entertainment. Admission includes a souvenir wine glass and a six-bottle wine tote. A designated driver ticket, which does not include the glass, wine samples, or the tote bag, is also available for $10. The Town of Estes Park will provide a free shuttle for guests the day of the event. Live music includes guitarist Steve Denny and New Orleans style jazz with

the Royal Street Ramblers. A wine-tasting seminar is included. Expected winery participants include: Aspen Peak Cellars; Black Arts Cellars; Blue Mountain Vineyards; Red Fox Cellars; Ten Bears Winery; Cottonwood Cellars/The Olathe Winery; Snowy Peaks Winery; Dragon Meadery; Mountain Spirit Winery; Bad Bitch Cellars; Wild Cider; Decadent Saint; Avanti Winery; Mechalore MeadWorks; Vinnie Fera; Water to Wine; Sweetheart Winery; Vino Passarelli; Colorado Sake; St. Vrain Cidery. Expected chocolatier/sweets participants include: CST Sweets; Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory; Poppy Specialty Foods; CSTSweets; Sweet Solutions; Corey's Chocolate; Chocolaterie Stam; Goufrais German Cool Treat; Chocolove; Truffles in Paradise. For tickets and information, visit www.epwineandchocolate.com, or contact Events staff at events@estes.org or 970-586-6104.

The charge(s) are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. On January 14 at 1:54 p.m. police arrested a 34 year old male from Estes Park at 860 Moraine Ave. who was wanted on a warrant. The warrant was from the Larimer County Courts for failure to appear on a DUI charge. The male was transported to the police department where he was later released on a PR bond with a new court date. On January 17 at 3:18 p.m. a 68 year old female from Fort Collins who was wanted on a warrant, turned herself in at 170 MacGregor Ave., the Estes Park Police Department. The woman was wanted on two misdemeanor warrants, one from Larimer County Sheriff ’s Office for a theft charge and one from the Loveland Police Department for failure to appear on DUI, DUI per se and driving under restraint charges. She was arrested and transported to the Larimer County Jail. On January 17 at 8:56 p.m. police

stopped a driver of a vehicle in the 700 block of N. St. Vrain for a headlamp out. The 35 year old male driver from Estes Park was cited for driving under revocation and later released. The passenger in the vehicle was a 50 year old male from Estes Park who was found to be wanted on two warrants. One warrant was out of Fort Collins Police Department for failure to appear in a public order crime. The second warrant was from Boulder County on a civil contempt violation. The male was charged and later released on bond. On January 19 at 6:17 p.m. police stopped a 34 year old male driver from Estes Park on E. Elkhorn Avenue for expired license plates. The male was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol and he was charged with DUI, DUI per se, invalid registration, no proof of insurance, driving under revocation and a habitual traffic offender. He was arrested and transported to the Larimer County Jail.

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Wildfire Emergency Preparedness for the continued health of the forest. Structural ignitability can be equated to With all the talk of “climate change” and the exterior design features which imthe increasing prevalence of large damagpact the potential for ignition. Roof maing wildfires in recent memory, it is terial, for instance, has a great influence worth your time to look around your on ignitability. Wood shakes are much home and property and see if you are domore likely to burn than asphalt shingles ing everything you can to be prepared in or tiles. The design of the overhang of the inevitability of a wildfire. the roof, or eaves, is another factor. You live in an area of great natural Wooden decks, exterior wall coverings, beauty with tall trees, rolling landscapes, windows, and vents factor significantly and an abundant supply of fuel to feed a in overall structural ignitibility. wildfire. History has shown that Estes Let’s discuss some items that will rePark is not immune from disaster, including wildfires. The Woodland Heights quire on-going attention throughout the fire, as well as the Fern Lake fire, both in year. First, we will focus on your home. It is important to keep leaves and com2012 are recent examples. While your bustibles away from the Zone 1 area and town, county, state, and federal governmake sure the roof and gutters are kept ments have worked together over the clean. Firewood should never be stored years to address the communities’ wildfire preparedness, it is each resident’s re- in this area and outdoor furniture should be of construction that does not sponsibility to do their part and be preadd to the fire potential. Roofs should be pared for wildfires or any other disaster. By ensuring you have adequate defensi- secure and any roof or foundation vents into the structure should be covered ble space around your home and propwith a tight wire mesh netting (1/16 inch erty and reviewing your home’s strucis preferable). The perimeter of decks tural ignitability, you can increase your should be closed with the same type of chances of successfully protecting your netting to prevent leaves and other flamhome in the event of a wildfire. These two components, put together, are called mables from getting under the deck. As we move away from the structure, it the Home Ignition Zone. We will focus our preparedness discussion on this area. is important to remember to remove unDefensible space is commonly referred to necessary combustibles and any dead vegetation. Shrubs and tree canopies as the area from the edge of your home to your property line or beyond. The area should be trimmed regularly. Firewood closest to your home, or Zone 1, is gener- should be kept as far from the structure ally a minimum of 15 to 30 feet wide, in- as possible and only reasonable amounts should be stored. Grass and weeds creased on any downhill sides. This area should be kept clear of combustibles and should be kept mowed to 6 inches or less. Remember to keep your driveway vegetation. Zone 2 is the next area, generally transi- or roadway clear for responding fire apparatus. Keep in mind that fire equiptioning from no combustibles and vegetation to smaller, low growing shrubs and ment is both tall and wide. Ensure that your address is clearly marked at the end plants. This area can be between 30 and 100 feet wide and should contain thinned of your driveway so emergency responand pruned trees. If this distance exceeds ders can find you. Continue to check your property your property size, you may want to monthly. Maintenance is a never-ending work with the neighboring property owners to ensure Zone 2 extends at least task that may very well pay-off in the 100 feet from any structure. Zone 2 is the long run. While these tips can’t guarantee a wildfire won’t affect you, they can blending area from Zone 1 to Zone 3, increase your preparedness and may used to diminish the intensity of any provide some peace of mind. Make sure wildfire approaching the property. Zone 3 has no required width but is the that your lack of preparedness doesn’t become someone else’s disaster. area between Zone 2 and the surroundFor additional information and a more ing forest area. Determining the specific detailed explanation of Protecting Your management of this area may require Home from Wildfire visit consultation with the state forester. It is www.csfs.colostate.edu important to properly manage this area By: Jon Fessler


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Sign Up For Beer Bound 5K Run Scheduled For March 28, 2020 Join us for the second annual Rock Cut Beer Bound 5k! This fun run will be all about enjoying spring in the mountains, hanging out with good friends, and of course, a beer at the end! The race will take place starting and ending at Rock Cut Brewing Company. We'll have staggered starts for runners and walkers, with the first at 11 a.m. and the second just a few minutes later. The beginning of the course follows Moraine Avenue and will feature gorgeous views of the Continental Divide as you run west toward Rocky Mountain National Park. At Marys Lake Road, you'll turn south and head up a moderately-steepbut-short hill to Riverside Drive (keep an eye out for wild turkeys!). Take another left to go east on Riverside Drive and run near the Big Thompson River

on your downhill descent back to the brewery. Pre-registration is $18/person; race day registration is available at $25/person. Race fees include your choice of race swag (beanie, fanny pack, or neck gaiter, all embroidered with the race logo), a free beer at the finish (21+, please), and other fun goodies including stickers, coupons, and more! Let's get outside, get some exercise, then enjoy a brew together afterwards! Start time is 11:00 a.m. Price: $18.00 race fee + $2.50 sign-up fee. Registration price increases to $25.00 after March 27, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Go to tinyurl.com/r4c2sbq or check out the Beer Bound 5K FB page to signup today!

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Saturday Night in the ‘70s Do you have tickets? The Nonprofit Resource Center’s flashback fundraising gala is the feather in the hat of philanthropic culture in Estes. And when we say culture, we mean disco balls, macramé belts, celebrity Match game, and a Mustache Competition. Who will the celebrities be?? What handsome devil will garner the most cash for his ‘stache? The Nonprofit Resource Center (EPNRC) is known for presenting National Philanthropy Day, EstesVolunteers.org, the Give Back Business program, Youth in Action, Estes Legacy Planned Giving Collaborative, and more. The organization acts as a liaison between the local nonprofit community and the advocacy and opportunities presented through Larimer County and the State of Colorado. EPNRC is guided by the belief that strong nonprofits create a strong community. A Night in the ‘70s

takes place on January 25 at Nicky’s Lounge. For those that want to put the FUN in fundraising, a $50 ticket gets you a wild night in bell bottoms, a decade drink, amazing food and dancing. For those that want to bump things up a notch, a Glitter Ticket at $200 opens doors to top shelf drinks at Nicky’s and exclusive raffles: a Denver getaway to Book of Mormon at Ellie Hawkins Opera House and brunch at Highland Tavern; a full car detail and dinner out; games and puzzles of the ‘70s. All tickets include the DJ dance party with Jon Pickett. There will be a paddle raiser for outright donations to the Nonprofit Resource Center, a Mustache Competition, and a live auction. Tom Selleck mastered the chevron style mustache in the ‘70s but there are many other legitimate ways to craft a winning ‘stache. Guests vote with their money to support nonprofit programs. The stache with the most cash wins a prize (prize does include a variety of manly 70s gear, the aftershave may or may not be toxic at this point). There are five auction packages: the Friskey Whiskey includes 4 tickets to the Whiskey Warmup, a night at the Stanely Hotel, a bottle of Elkins Colorado Whiskey, 10th Mountain Rye Whiskey from Vail, Old Fashioned Cocktail Syrup

from Stongwater Mountain Elixers in Denver. The Family Homestead package includes an original High Peak painting, a commissioned painting of your home or family cabin, a family photo session outside in Estes Park, and a ride through the Park in a 1973 convertible Oldsmobile. The I Wanna Wine With You package is two parties: John Witmer, Wine Director and Sommelier at Bird & Jim, will present a wine tasting party at your house for up to 10 people; Erik and Candice Mohr, award winning CO winemakers of Snowy Peaks Winery, will host a party of six in their cellar for a sneak taste of wine in the barrels before blending and bottling. A Decade Dinner allows you to bring the ‘70s theme back to your place; co-hosts will craft a dinner party for 10 of Raclette, Fondue, and local beer pairings. They bring everything and clean up. This is pretty close to bringing rainbows and unicorns into your life. Finally, the Hotel Hopper takes you from luxury to adventure: an overnight at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, two nights in a lodge at Snow Mountain Ranch near Winterpark, and a staycation at Ridgeline Hotel. Everyone is welcome to boogie down at Nicky’s Lounge. This fundraiser is an awesome dress-up party and celebration of EPNRC. The evening goes from 5-8 p.m. Nicky’s is generously hosting a DJ after party from 8 p.m. on ($25 tickets at the door benefit EPNRC). The DJ is Jon Pickett of Chain Station; be prepared to shimmy and shake. There are discounted rooms at Castle Mountain Lodge and Glow Salon is donating 25% of your hair and make-up service fees back to EPNRC. Put some pep in your step! EPNonprofit.org is your gateway to all information and tickets.

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Welcome Dion Steffonich, New Safeway Store Manager To Estes Park! New Safeway Manager Dion Keijiro Steffonich began working here in Estes Park last November 1st, 2019. He has a long history with the company and tells us, “Safeway has been my first and only job. I started as a courtesy clerk in Denver, Colorado in 1999 just three blocks from my house. I’ve held various positions throughout my career and eventually worked my way up the ranks at stores in Westminster, Thornton, Northglenn, Superior, Nebraska, Lakewood, Littleton, and Boulder prior to Estes. I have been a Store Director for Safeway since March 31, 2013. Dion continued, “Estes Park is a small, tight knit community and the Safeway store is truly a cornerstone of this town. I’ve enjoyed the past three months getting to know my customers. After I get settled, I would like to serve the townspeople as much as I can by being an ambassador. Grocery stores are the hub of the community and I want to be involved in programs and events my customers support. In the past, the Estes Park Safeway has supported a lot of community events, from the Rotary Duck Race to local festivals and nearly everything in between. We have a lot of history in Estes Park and we are always looking at opportunities to step up and support the community. Back in 2017, the Safeway Foundation supported the Estes Park Freedom Service Trail to honor Colorado First Responders with a $25,000 grant. I plan to continue supporting the commu-

nity and the partnerships we’ve built.” Dion wants everyone to know that at Safeway, they are always changing, revamping and building their business here in Estes Park to make sure that they can better serve our community. Safeway is proud to be a founding member of the new Chamber of Commerce and he looks forward to working with other local businesses. When asked what his goals and future plans are, Dion stated that “Communication is really important and as a store director, I need feedback from the community to ensure our partnership continues to thrive. I encourage customers to tell me what’s working and what they like. I also want to hear about areas where we might have opportunities to improve. I have not worked in the summer season in Estes Park prior to being here but I’m gearing up and I am ready for the challenge. My goal is to build a bond with my local customers and community, hopefully on a first name basis, so when the busy summer months are upon us, people feel comfortable reaching out to me.” Dion currently lives in Broomfield with his wife Jessica and their two kids: Aidan-15 and Bodhi-4. Next time you’re in Safeway and happen to see Dion hard at work, take a moment and say “Hello” and introduce yourself. Welcome Dion to Estes Park, we look forward to working with you.

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Who is Ed? He keeps popping up in my texts. He didn’t used to, but something’s changed and there he is, appearing at the most inopportune times. I have not invited him into my private texting world and I want him to go away. It’s Otto’s fault. Otto Correct. As Otto has grown up, he has become more confident at his job, which in my opinion is not a good thing. I can’t put my finger on it (get it?) but whatever he’s doing, it’s too much. Otto Correct needs to back off. My relationship with Otto is a love/hate one. (Hate is a word I strive to avoid these days. I am not a hater. But to say the relationship is a love/dislike one just doesn’t have the same ring. So forgive me this once; I’m going to say I love and hate Otto when really I’m just unhappy with him much of the time.) He often looks out for me; capitalizing when I forget to, transposing letters that I type in backward, and sparing me from embarrassment by correcting a word when I blatantly spell it wrong. That’s the Otto I love. But Otto Correct also embarrasses me, like sending Ed in to infiltrate my life. As an example, Ed showed up in my bed recently. I was texting my friend Karen D., who suggested I get a weighted blanket to induce sleep and ease my restless soul. (Several friends made this suggestion after reading last week’s column about my insomnia.) I was replying to Karen, discussing the challenges of snuggling when a weighted blanket is on the bed, and *pop* there was Ed. The exact wording of my text was: “I have Ed my been able to figure out how to snuggle.” Let me be clear: I have never snuggled with Ed and don’t ever intend to, weighted blanket or not! Further down the text I told Karen that like her, my sister got a weighted blanket for Christmas and she had to get out from Uber her blanket to

snuggle. What does Uber have to do with snuggling under (or not) a weighted blanket? Ask Ed and Otto. This change in Otto puzzles me. Is he pulling these shenanigans because I’ve become lazy with my texting, relying too much on him to edit? Or has there been a change in his software? (Some might call this change an upgrade, but certainly it is not. Otto is only becoming more mischievous over time.) My sister Alice said when she used to type tomorrow she got tomorrow. Now she types tomorrow and it appears as to Oreos. (When she told me this I saw two Oreos in my mind. I liked that better.) No matter how much Alice likes Oreos, she is fed up with them in her texts and wants her tomorrow back. Out of frustration, I broke it off with Otto—in Settings. But it became apparent almost immediately that our relationship means more to me than I realized. I couldn’t bear to be without him. But by golly, as soon as I allowed him back into my life, he started acting up again. My very first text after making up with Otto was supposed to say, “I’ll be home soon.” Guess who showed up. Ed. And Otto had me calling him “Hon. ” “I’ll be hon Ed sad.” I give up. From now on, if I want to make sure my message is understood, I need to use my phone to actually speak to my friends and family. Then Otto and Ed will have to move on to corrupt someone else’s texts. Good riddance. Or, in textese, Good rodd as nice. You may let The Thunker know what you think at her e-mail address, donoholdt@gmail.com. © 2019 Sarah Donohoe

Woman’s March In Bond Park Well Attended Last Saturday, local organizers planned a Woman’s March/Rally in Bond Park to support the 2020 Women’s March. The rally was an informal, peaceful gathering of people who support the core belief of the Women’s March, which is that women’s rights are human rights and human rights are women’s rights. The mission of Women’s March was to harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change. The Women’s March is a women-led move-

ment committed to dismantling systems of oppression through nonviolent resistance and building inclusive structures guided by self-determination, dignity and respect. Despite the frigid winds, there was a great turn-out for this local event and many passers-by also shared their support of the marchers by honking, smiling and friendly waves of encouragement. Photos by Gail Albers



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Fine Arts Guild Presents: On The Rocks And The Denver Dolls In Concert 

Join us in the Waterfront Grill at the Estes Park Resort for a Valentine’s Day dinner! $75.00 per person (Chef’s Prix Fixe Menu), plus tax and gratuity (*alcohol not included) 5 PM to 9 PM Please call the Waterfront Grille to make reservations 970-577-6400

The Fine Arts Guild of the Rockies is excited to present the first concert of our 2020 program: On the Rocks together with The Denver Dolls! On the Rocks is Denver’s own modern Rat-Pack quartet, conjuring the smooth vocal styles of Frank Sinatra, as well as modern classics like Rascal Flatts, and bringing them together for the audience in a spirited and handsome package. For this special Estes Park concert, they are teaming up with Colorado’s most beloved Andrew’s Sisters Tribute, The Denver Dolls. This sassy, all-female trio has been delighting audiences all around Colorado for decades. Both

groups channel the sound and look of the treasured vocal groups of the thirties, forties, and fifties, delivering an evening of light-hearted fun as they take the audience on a trip back in time. On the Rocks and The Denver Dolls perform at the Estes Park High School Theater on February 8th, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at Macdonald Book Shop, or online at: www.fineartsguild.org.

Oratorio Rehearsals To Begin The Oratorio Society of Estes Park, under the direction of Robert Charles Howard, will perform a spring concert Sauturday, March 14th at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 15th at 3 p.m. Margie Patterson will be our guest soloist in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21. We will also play Schubert’s 8th Symphony (unfinished) and one short work TBA. Orchestra rehearsals will begin on January 20 from

7-9 p.m. at the Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies (PCCR). Subsequent Monday rehearsals will go from 7:30 to 9:00. Chorus rehearsals begin Monday night January 27 from 5:45 to 7:15 also at the PCCR. Singers and string players are especially welcome. Join us for a concert that is sure to be enjoyed by participants and audience alike.

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Tea Time: An Afternoon Delight It all started in the 1800s when Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford, complained of "having that sinking feeling" during the late afternoon. She wanted something small to satisfy her hunger, nothing too large just something to see her through until dinner time. At the time it was usual for people to take only two main meals a day, breakfast, and dinner at around 8 o'clock in the evening. The solution for the Duchess was a pot a tea and a light snack, taken privately in her boudoir during the afternoon. Now days you can host tea parties anytime. They are accompanied by lavish treats and delicacies that make your mouth water. Dressing up in hats, fancy

gloves and beautiful attire is the tradition that still holds true today. Secrets are shared, conversations are held in confidence (maybe) and rest assured, everybody who's anybody partakes in the event. Vino Giù will be hosting Tea Time every Sunday from 12 p.m.-4 p.m. It will be a little different from the traditional High Tea. Our buffet style of petite sandwiches, flavored scones, sweet treats, crepes, and mimosas will have an Italian flair and the finest china around. Recipes passed down from generations will delight your tastebuds and stir memories of grandma baking in the kitchen. Reservations are highly recommended. Please call 970-591-2528 to reserve RSVP. Relax, Enjoy, & Vino Giú!

Making Dreams Happen! Bingo Night Fundraiser The American Legion Post 119 and the Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary Club are helping to make dreams happen on Sunday, January 26th at 6:00 p.m. with a Bingo Night and Silent Auction Fundraiser for this year’s Chilean Rotary Exchange Student, Antonia Troncoso (“Anto”). The purpose of the fundraiser is to help send “Anto” on a western US tour at the end of the school year, along with approximately 40 other Rotary Youth Exchange students, in our Rotary’s Western District. The western US tour starts in Phoenix where all 40 students will travel 14 days by bus to visit the Grand Canyon, Los Angeles, Yosemite National Park, San Francisco and more. It is an experience of a lifetime for Antonia to see and learn more about our country. This event will take place at the American Legion Post 119 on Sunday, January

26th at 6:00 p.m. with Bingo, a Silent Auction, Cash prizes, food and drink. The silent auction will feature items from local vendors and artisans; • The Weathervane • Alpenglow Images & Accents • The Dunraven • Glacier Lily Skin Care • Rooftop Rodeo • Bird & Jim • The Estes Park Mountain Shop • The Country Market • Rock Cut Brewery • Mel & Gray Ruppel Please join us on January 26th for a fun filled event and help raise money towards this western US trip to make dreams happen for “Anto”!

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Whiskey Pairing Dinner At Claire’s To Benefit Crisis Advocates

Estes Valley Crisis Advocates is proud to support the January 29th, 2020 2nd Annual Whiskey Pairing Dinner benefiting Estes Valley Crisis Advocates presented by Claire's Restaurant & Bar and Elkins Whisky Distilling Co. This second year installment of this fabulous fundraiser will feature a five-course meal curated by

Chef Brink of Claire's Restaurant & Bar paired with speciality whisky cocktail pairings from Estes' own Elkins Whisky Distillery. Live entertainment by local musician Keegan Knox and local door prize packages will highlight the evening. 100% of proceeds from this event will

be generously donated to support the ongoing crisis services provided by Estes Valley Crisis Advocates including safe housing for men, women, and children victims of domestic violence and onscene crisis response advocacy for anyone within the Estes Valley who requests our services. A limited amount of tickets are available now at Claire's Restaurant & Bar or by calling 970-577-9781 for $100 per person. Ticket includes five-course meal,

whisky pairings per course, and door prize entry. All ticket sales are tax-deductible and are a direct donation to Estes Valley Crisis Advocates. Sponsors of this event are Susan Fereday with State Farm Insurance, Derek Vinge with Edward Jones, Tim Hull with The Bank of Estes Park and Caroline Kraft of The Bank of Colorado. For more information about this event please visit www.crisisadvocates.org/event.


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Meet And Greet For Republican Larimer County Commissioner And District Attorney Candidates In Estes Park February 1, 2020, 2-4:30 p.m. In The Hondius Room In The Library The Estes Valley Conservatives are hosting a meet-and greet event for the Republican Candidates for Larimer County Commissioner and District Attorney positions in Estes Park on Saturday, February 1, from 2:00-4:30 p.m. at the Estes Valley Library’s Hondius Room. This meeting is open to the public and will include the Republican candidates currently declared for Districts 2 and 3. So far there are four candidates on the Republican ticket for these Commissioner seats. For District 2 the candidates are Jeff Jensen and Bob McCluskey. Candidates for District 3 are Ben Aste and Aislinn Kottwitz. District Attorney candidates are Russ Sinnett and Mitch

Murray. Estes Park and the Estes Valley area are in District 3. However, all Larimer County Commissioners and District Attorneys run “at-large” so all registered voters of the County vote on all the seats. You will have time to meet each candidate individually and will hear from each of them as an audience as they introduce themselves and address different topics of concern to Estes residents concerning the county. Please join us to meet your candidates for these important County Commissioner positions. For more information email Anne Slack, Republican District Captain at anne72@protonmail.com. www.estesconservatives.com

Patriots For Peace Meeting January 29 The Estes Park Patriots for Peace are an inclusive, transpartisan organization dedicated to “building a culture of Peace at all levels of society.” To that end, we invite you to join us for our next meeting on Wednesday, January 29 at the George Hix Meeting Room at the US

Bank from 5:30-7 p.m. We are delighted to have guest speakers Steve and Carol Thomas-Dreselly, who have been in Atlanta this week celebrating the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday with the King family. We will ask them to provide some first-hand accounts of how Dr. King’s legacy is being realized and where our society is still falling short of his dream. We are sure their long friendship with the King family will give them unique perspectives of these important issues in today’s America. Steve is a professor at the University of Colorado Denver campus. Light refreshments will be served and we certainly hope you can attend. Peace quote of the month, from Dr. King: [Even if we cannot do great things] we can do small things, greatly.”

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Colorado And Local Voting In 2020 – Primaries, Caucuses And Elections 2020 is a busy year to make your voice heard – by voting. Our first opportunity is March 3, 2020, which is Colorado’s initial participation in the Super Tuesday Presidential Primary vote. On that date, 14 states add to the determination of top Presidential candidates for 2020. Joining Super Tuesday began with a measure passed by Colorado voters in 2016 allowing the Governor to designate a date for participating in a Presidential Primary. This Presidential Primary vote will be by Colorado’s mail-in ballot system, with ballots expected to be mailed to voters from February 10 through 14. As currently allowed in Colorado primaries, voters affiliated with a major party will receive their party’s primary ballot. Unaffiliated voters can choose to vote on the ballot where they are most interested, but can vote on only one party’s ballot. Any voters who vote on both party’s ballots are disqualified from the primary vote count. Non-major political parties can exclude unaffiliated voters from primary voting. But how does a Presidential Primary change Colorado’s traditional Caucus system? In 2020, Colorado’s Caucuses still will be held and are essential to the U. S. Senate race – the seat currently held by Senator Cory Gardner. In 2020, our local Caucuses have two slight modifications from prior Presidential election years. First, our Caucuses move to Saturday, March 7, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Second, as noted above, the preference polls at the Caucus will be for the U. S. Senate candidates. To participate in a party’s Caucus on March 7, a voter must be affiliated with that party by February 14 – there is no unaffiliated participation in a Caucus. Our Democratic Caucuses will decide support among Democratic candidates, currently including (in alphabetical order) Diana Bray, Lorena Garcia, David Goldfischer, John Hickenlooper, Dustin Leitzel, Christopher Milton, Andrew Ro-

manoff, Stephany Spaulding, Michelle Warren, Trish Zornio. If you have a favorite among those candidates, they need your vote at your precinct’s Caucus to advance to County and State Assemblies held later in March and in April. To advance to County Assemblies, a candidate must receive at least a 15% vote from your precinct Caucus. Thus, not all Democratic candidates can survive the Caucus level, making the 2020 Caucus still viable and very pertinent in Colorado. So Estes Valley residents have important election dates coming soon in 2020 – the March 3 Presidential Primary and March 7 Caucuses. But in the midst of voting for National and State level candidates, remember there are very important local elections as well. For instance, Estes Park residents will be able to vote in non-partisan elections for Town Mayor and Trustee positions on April 7 (also a mail-in ballot sent by the Town beginning March 16). In addition, there are various Districts in Estes Valley that will be holding non-partisan elections for Board positions this Spring. In line with the important topic of voting, the Democrats in Estes Valley will present a program on our voting system on February 9, 2020, by hosting Angela Myers, Larimer County Clerk and Recorder, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Library’s Hondius Room. Please attend to understand how our County’s and State’s voting systems work. Learn what happens from the time you drop off your ballot to the time that your vote is reported in election results. Watch for more articles on this presentation in the coming weeks. So 2020 will be a busy voting year. This article just introduces voting dates for this Spring. There will be more elections and activities before reaching 2020’s national general election on November 3. For questions, please email EstesValleyDemocrats@gmail.com.

Art Of Famous Artists At Next Quaker/Unitarian Group Meeting The Quaker/ Unitarian group meets each Sunday morning at the US Bank meeting room (363 East Elkhorn Ave.). Quaker silence is from 10-10:30. Social time is from 10:30-11. Presentation and discussion is from 11-noon. On Sunday, June 26th, Marjorie Dun-

mire will discuss the art of prominent artists. Marj is a well known local artist and author. Her art involves nature books for children as well as sketches of nature. All are welcome attend. If questions, call Randy Maharry at 515-229-8299.

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Village Thrift Shop To Begin Accepting Grant Applications February 1, 2020 The Village Thrift Shop is a non-profit organization that began in May of 2016. All board members and staff are volunteers. In 2019 volunteers amassed a grand total of 12,481 hours worked!!! Volunteers work very hard to bring the Estes Valley Community a clean, neat, well run thrift store with the highest quality goods. By-laws of the organization state that after paying the direct costs of running the thrift shop, any profits will be used to fund grants to 501 C-3 organizations that serve the Estes Valley. Staff is excited to announce that they will accept grant applications beginning February 1, 2020 through 4 p.m. on March 31, 2020. Any 501 C-3 organization that serves the Estes Valley is eligible to apply for monies what will assist with projects/programs or purchasing items that will enhance the Estes Valley Community. In 2018 The thrift shop awarded 53 grants for a total of $180,000. And in 2019 the amount awarded was $230,802.00! We expect the total amount available for grants tin 2020 will at least match last year’s amount. A note of caution, however, if your or-

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ganization was a recipient of a Village Thrift Shop Grant in 2019 and you have not submitted your “Grant Follow-up Form (due by February 28, 2020) you will not be eligible for a grant in 2020. Items that will not be funded include organizational start-up expenses, wages or stipends, something that benefits only one individual, monies to retire an existing debt, mileage reimbursement, regular monthly business expenses, large capital projects (except for a very identifiable portion of that project,) any nationally recognized service organizations, or anything that would be an attempt to influence a legislation or political campaign. A grant committee will review and evaluate all application and make awards accordingly. Grant awards will be announced by the end of April. Applications may be picked up at the Village Thrift Shop 1138 Manford Avenue from 12 noon-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday or on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. An application may also be printed from our website on-line at epvillagethrift.org. For questions, email the committee at epvillagethrift@gmail.com

International Fair At The YMCA Of The Rockies YMCA of the Rockies – Estes Park Center invites you to join their international staff for a day of culture, education and fun at the 16th annual International Fair. The fair aims to break down cultural barriers by focusing on global awareness and acceptance through visual displays and meaningful conversations between guests, members, and international YMCA staff. On Wednesday, January 29 from 5- to 7

p.m. in the Willome Conference Building at YMCA of the Rockies, the International staff will present the wonders of their countries and give everyone a chance to travel across the world! There will be students sharing information about their culture, flag, traditional food and customs, their language and so much more! This is the greatest opportunity to visit around 11 countries in just one day! The event is free and open to the public.

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Spanish For Communication & Integration! Spanish Classes Spring 2020

It’s that time of year again! The Spanish classes we started eight years ago with the School District will start up again in a few weeks and will once again be held at the Estes Park High School. We meet weekly in the evenings for 12 weeks. These classes are offered for adults with a conversational focus, with as much immersion as possible using an eclectic method that includes cultural aspects of interest. Instructor: José Almeida Beginners Mondays, starting January 27th from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Intermediate Tuesdays, starting January

28th from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Advanced Wednesdays, starting January 29th from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Cost: $100 To register: Please call Heather Gooch tel. (970) 586-2361 ext. 3001 José Almeida tel. (970) 586-2361 ext. 3114 Sue Strom tel. (303) 594-2485 Or email jose_almeida@psdr3.k12.co.us Heather_gooch@psdr3.k12.co.us mountaintopsue@gmail.com

‘Roots On The Ridge’ Festival Tickets Now On Sale Inaugural festival to feature Grammy Award Winner, Wynonna Judd “Roots on the RidgeTM,” a new daylong music and arts festival, recently unveiled the headliners for its line-up as well as ticket information. The inaugural Roots on the Ridge festival is set for Saturday, May 16, 2020, at the Estes Park Events Complex. Headlining the inaugural Roots on the Ridge Festival is country music legend, Wynonna Judd. Wynonna’s 34 year career has been recognized with 14 number one hits, nine CMA awards, and five GrammysTM. Wynonna and her band, The Big Noise, led by her husband and drummer, Cactus Moser, released their debut album in 2016 to critical acclaim. The line-up also includes Nashville’s altcountry singer/songwriter Ruston Kelly and Wyoming’s own, Chancey Williams and his “Younger Brothers Band.” Ruston is in the midst of a landmark year following the release of his full-length debut album, Dying Star. The album includes the single Mockingbird which was nominated for Song of the Year by the Americana Music AssociationTM. Chancey’s 2017 album, Echo, was awarded the Album of the Year at the Rocky Mountain Music Awards. The day-long festival also includes a line-up of Front Range favorites, including Estes Park’s own, Chain Station. Additional acts will be announced over the next few weeks. Doors open at 11 a.m. with a full day of music and entertainment. The Roots on the Ridge Festival will also feature local artisans and interactive exhibits that showcase the talent and creativity of the

Estes Park community. In addition, Roots on the Ridge has partnered with local not-for-profit, the Estes Arts District, and a portion of ticket sales will be donated to help support their mission of cultivating the arts for the betterment of the Estes Park community. Both VIP and General Admission tickets are now on sale. A limited number of VIP tickets, which include a private VIP lounge and front of stage viewing, are priced at $149. Early bird general admission tickets are $60, with children 10 and under free when accompanied by an adult. General Admission tickets are also available at the Ridgeline Hotel and Trendz in downtown Estes Park. For more information and to purchase tickets, log-on to www.rootsontheridge.com. Note: local residents can save on the service fees by purchasing tickets onsite at the Ridgeline Hotel front desk or Trendz in downtown EP. About Roots on the Ridge Roots on the Ridge will feature Americana music – primarily country, bluegrass and folk – from a lineup of national and regional recording artists. Additionally, the festival will integrate regional arts and crafts to create an authentic and unique experience for attendees.

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

Pipe Organ - Chapel Choir - Bell Choirs - Children Welcome

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“THERE ISN’T MUCH THAT I CAN DO!” DON’T KID YOURSELF! I had the privilege of exploring this subject with a group of Christian businessmen in Longmont recently. It generated a lot of good discussion because most of these men had long since retired and, for some, it was easy to come to the conclusion expressed above. So it was exciting to hear their change in thinking as our discussion went along. It is good for all of us to think about the reality that each of us can make a difference and to challenge ourselves to do so. An anonymous writer shares these words with us: “There isn’t much that I can do, but I can share my bread with you…as on our way we go. There isn’t much that I can do, but I can sit an hour with you, and I can share a joke with you, and sometimes share reverses, too…as on our way we go. There isn’t much that I can do, but I can share my flowers with you, and I can share my books with you and sometimes share your burdens, too…as on our way we go. There isn’t much that I can do, but I can share my songs with you, and I can share my mirth with you, and sometimes come and laugh with you…as on our way we go. There isn’t much that I can do, but I can share my hopes with you, and I can share my fears with you, and sometimes shed some tears with you…as on our way we go. There isn’t much that I can do, but I can share my friends with you, and I can share my life with you, and often-times share a prayer with you…as on our way we go” These words should say a lot to each of us about good that can be done by some of the simplest things, things that most of us can do to make life better for those around us, with very little effort. We have just completed the gift-giving season so we have heard all kinds of things about ‘gifts’. We’ve been overwhelmed by the countless commercials suggesting that we should consider giving a truck, new car or some other very extravagant gift. We also saw during this season the giving of more simple gifts that were given to many charities and individuals who really needed and appreciated them. So, review with me again some of those previously mentioned. “I can share my bread with you.” We hear of people generously tipping some waitress, who later shares how desperately that money was needed at just that time. At other times we’ve witnessed people who needed something different. Sometimes they need our ‘presence’, especially if that ‘presence’ is accompanied by ‘songs’, ‘mirth’, an appropriate ‘joke’, pleasant ‘laughter’. At other times, they need something more serious: they need an ‘audience’ where they can share their ‘reverses’, their ‘burdens’, even their ‘tears’ with some trustworthy, caring person who will, in return, share their ‘fears’ with them. Why our fears? That person they are trying to encourage needs to realize that they are not unique in their struggles. Then the helper can follow that up with sharing their ‘hopes’ with them, and spending some time in ‘prayer; with them. ‘Prayer’ is always appropriate. It can be a silent prayer, but often people will be more lifted in spirit when you pray aloud with them about their situation. And, because we know, “more things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of”, as a wise poet once shared. They can top it off by sharing their ‘friends’ with them, thus providing a ‘support group’ for them. There isn’t much that I can do? Don’t kid yourself. Your efforts can be life-changing to those who need your encouragement so much. And you won’t be unrewarded. Jesus said, “He who gives a cup of cold water only, in the name of a disciple, won’t lose his reward.” God has given us a brand new year. Let’s use 2020 to make a difference. Happy Bob Lewis New Year!

Estes Park Senior Citizens Center Menu January 27 - January 31 Monday, Jan 27 Smothered Chicken (6 oz) (topped w/ mushrooms, green peppers & onions) & side salad Tuesday, Jan 28 Patty Melt Sandwich w/ homemade chips & soup of the day Wednesday, Jan 29 Fried Chicken (3 pc) w/ mashed potatoes, gravy & vegetables Thursday, Jan 30 Grilled Cheese BBQ Brisket Sandwich w/ baked beans & coleslaw Friday, Jan 31 Trout (4 oz) w/ Rice Pilaf & clam chowder soup

February 3 - February 7 Monday, Feb 3 Taco Salad w/ Chicken Tuesday, Feb 4 Hot Roast Beef Sandwich w/ mashed potatoes, gravy & vegetables Wednesday, Feb 5 Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich (topped w/ mushrooms, bacon & mozzarella cheese) w/ homemade chips Thursday, Feb 6 Spaghetti w/ Meatballs, garlic bread & side salad Friday, Feb 7 Tilapia (4 oz) w/ Rice Pilaf & clam chowder soup All noon meals are $5 for current EP Senior Citizens Center members and are by reservation only. Reservations must be made by 1:00 PM at least one business day in advance. Note, if you want to reserve a meal for Monday, Jan 27th, you need to call before 1:00 PM on Friday, Jan 24th. For reservations call 970-581-2195 (Monday – Friday 9:00 am - 1:30 pm). Pre-paid meal tickets and membership forms are available at the Estes Park Senior Citizens Center at our NEW location 1760 Olympian Lane. Eat at the Senior Citizens Center or take Meals to Go! Regular hours of operation 9:00 am -- 1:30 pm Monday thru Friday. Join or renew membership for 2020 to receive free activities & reduced meals! Check out our website: estesparkseniors.org TriFit, Balance, Mah Jongg, crafts, games, and other activities.

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Stephie McDonald, Patti Aldridge, MD Independent Facilitators of Parenting the Love and Logic Way TM Curriculum provided by Estes Park Health



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Estes Park Learning Place Hosts Family CafĂŠ About Hibernation Monday, January, 27th at 5:30 p.m. The Estes Park Learning Place will be hosting our next Family CafĂŠ on Monday, January 27th from 5:30 -7:30 p.m. at the Learning Place, 600 S. St. Vrain Ave., Unit 2, in Estes Park. Families are welcome to come have a free dinner and then participate in learning activities centered around our theme of the month: Hibernation! We will have fun learning about the animals that hibernate during the winter months. Feel free to wear your pajamas, to get into the spirit! Each month over the winter and

spring, the Learning Place sponsors this family event culminating in May with a dinner followed by a trip to our local bookstores and library. Each month, based on our theme, we have a variety of activities for the whole family to participate in together. All ages welcome! If you are interested in joining us, please call 970-577-0020 to let us know how many family members are coming or send an email to Sue at sueyowell@eplearningplace.org. Dinner is free and all kids go home with a book for their home library.

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Partners Mentoring Youth Seeking Volunteers

Be the difference in 2020 by volunteering with Partners Mentoring Youth! Opportunities include: • Mentoring a youth (age 7-17) in the Estes Valley in our Community Based or School Based Program • Becoming an Activity Volunteer to

help youth waiting to be matched participate in our monthly activities • Becoming an Advisory Council Member and attend monthly meetings that help with programing, fundraising, and recruiting more volunteers • Individual donors help us continue to help youth in our community. We do not charge the youth or their families anything for being in our programs and reply on community support!

• Local businesses are needed to be Mission Partner Sponsors to support our programs • Third party providers working with youth can contact Partners about h ow you can make a referral to Partners. Contact Kathy Whitacre at 970577-9348 or kathyw@partnersmentoringyouth.org Check out our website at www.partnersmentoringyouth.org and our Facebook Page: facebook.com/PartnersMentoringYouth/

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Saturday, February 8 Noon to 5 PM Estes Park Events Complex Tickets: EPWineAndChocolate.com

Snowy Peaks


A Town of Estes Park Signature Event

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Weddings On A Budget Are you getting married soon and using all your free time scouring Pinterest and the Knot? Are you feeling a bit overwhelmed? Your wedding is a chance to create an event that reflects your personality as a couple. Don’t feel intimidated by the elaborately staged ceremonies and receptions on Pinterest, or the most expensive vendors on the Knot. Here at the Estes Valley Community Center (The Rec), we have an amazing blank canvas for your rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception dreams,

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whether it’s an intimate event for just a few special people, or an epic party for a hundred plus – that can stay within your budget. Our venue here at The Rec is a perfect complement to an outdoor wedding. Our event room can be segmented to fit your guest list; you can add the commercial kitchen or simply have a caterer deliver, or to really excite your guests…a food truck! (You can bring in your own beverages, too). There’s no need to rent tables and chairs, we have those onsite. Start your party with cocktails in the fireside lobby; follow it up by opening the doors to your one-of-a-kind reception with creative centerpieces that reflect your personality. Flowers are not a requirement for a wedding anymore! A venue for your rehearsal dinner or

reception isn’t all that we have to offer you and your wedding party. Imagine a round of golf or disc golf with your friends and family, or perhaps a paddleboat race at the Marina, maybe even a special yoga class with your bridesmaids! The kids will enjoy the Leisure Pool and Lazy River at The Rec, too. Whether you choose an elegant wedding at the Stanley Hotel, Della Terra or Taharaa, or a more casual outdoor wedding in the National Park, the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District has a lot to offer your wedding party and guests... there's something for everyone to make your wedding last all weekend and create memories that will last a lifetime. Jerrica Babb, Estes Valley Community Center Event and Rental Coordinator

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Congratulations to John Ferree, the Estes Park High School Student of the Week for January 24, 2019. At EPHS, John is the captain of the boy’s swimming team, captain of the Ski Club, Editor in Chief of Publications, Head Brainstorm for Tea Club, equipment head for the band and Head Sound Engineer for any school productions. When he’s not at school he enjoys going skiing, hiking, climbing, trail running and overnight backpacking. John’s favorite quote is: “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift, that is why it is called the present.” by Alice Morse Earle. He likes this quote because it reminds us to stop worrying about the future and the past. After high school, John plans to work for a national park on their wildfire team.


Sweet Holly And Cuddly Pretty Girl Looking For New, Forever Homes!

John Ferree

12th Grade

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.

Pretty Girl is about 10 years old. She is in good health and is working on losing a little weight, as she weighs about 16 lbs. Her mom died and her dad went to assisted living so she is in need of a new, loving home. Pretty Girl gets along fine with dogs and is calm and relaxed. If you are looking for a lounge kitty she is the Holly girl for you! Pretty Girl is currently living at the Pet Lodge at the Animal Medical Center on Manford Avenue. Call 586-9282 for more information or to meet this sweet kitty. Holly is about two years old. She is a beautiful Australian shepherd/ cattle dog. She is good with kids (over seven years old) and other dogs (but not cats). She weighs about 37 lbs. and is house Pretty Girl trained. She is currently in foster care and if you’d like to meet her, please call the Animal Hospital of the Rockies (970) 586-4703 to set up an appointment. All pets are offered through the Pet Association of Estes Park, a non-profit organization that is your local humane

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

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To The Editor: The Humane Pet Act has been introduced in Colorado! This will help shut down cruel puppy and cat mills. These poor animals frequently live in small filthy wire cages sometimes stacked on top of other cages. The mother animals are constantly bred and are confined to small cages their entire lives until they can no longer breed at which time they are euthanized. Many of these animals receive no medical care and are very sick. They are sold to pet stores, on the internet or via newspaper classified ads. Please contact your state legislators listed below via email and/or by phone

and ask them to support The Humane Pet Act: Representative Perry Buck - (Email) perrybuck49@gmail.com (Phone) 303866-2907 Senator Rob Woodward - (Email) rob.woodward.senate@state.co.us (Phone) 303-866-4853 For more information on puppy and cat mills -visit humanesociety.org/allour-fights/stopping-puppy-mills Thank you for caring! Susan Wolf Estes Park

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Wellderness Event Returns To Estes Park

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

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

Stylist Madison Ritchie Accepting New Clients

Madison Ritchie, born and raised in Estes Park, graduated from Regency Beauty Institute in 2014. She is a licensed cosmetologist in three different states and has been doing hair for seven

years. Madison is currently working at Shear Magic, 1751 N. Lake Ave. For the past two years, Madison had been focusing mainly on bridal hair and makeup but she found that she missed being in a salon, doing cuts and colors. She decided to get back to her roots, (so to speak) and opened her booth at Shear Magic in September of 2019. Madison just got back from London where she took classes on the latest updo trends for bridal and prom hair. Even though Madison wants to continue growing her bridal business, she loves doing cuts, colors, and updos and keeping up to date on all of the latest hair fashion trends. She’s looking forward to re-connecting with local clientele for their everyday hair needs and desires to meet more members of the community and help everyone get their dream hair they have always wanted. She is currently accepting new clients, give her a call at 970-443-1137 to make an appointment.

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When day to day caretaking is ignored, catch-up becomes vital. Today, our Earth is in need of both maintenance and repair. We, the populace, need to remember the teachings of the Arapahoe keyed to the preservation of our planet. “Take only what you need and leave the Earth as you found it.” What can we do? We can minimize the continuing destruction by applying creative solutions and reinventing our personal lifestyles to “leave no trace.” We can increase our adherence to the pursuit of zero waste, to the avoidance of unnecessary consumption, and to accessing alternative energy sources. We can also thank those who aid us in meeting these intentions. Working together, we can collectively accomplish our goals. First of all; locally, let’s use and thank our Planet Partners. This group of independent businesses accepts items from the public for reuse and recycling which gives us, the public, a disposal option for things unacceptable in the current county single stream system. There are now 22 Planet Partners. A new, updated list will be available at the March 24th meeting of the League of Women Voters of Estes Park (LWVEP), 6:00 p.m., Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies. Second; let’s thank those who provide our single stream recycling collection, since landfills contribute to the pollution of air, water, and land. Here in Estes Park, we have access to county recycling: for households, at the Residential Recycling Center (RRC), and, for businesses, at the Transfer Station (TS). At the TS, there is also a recycling bin for office paper ($14 fee) which accepts preshredded paper. Remember to thank Carol at the RRC, a fountain of information on the Larimer County system. At the RRC there is also source separated glass collection by Clear Intentions. This bin is sponsored by the Recycling Committee and their parent organization, the LWVEP, and funded by 15 individual donors and a grant from the Town of Estes Park. However, we are in danger of losing this bin if we continue to contaminate the contents. Glass goes into the Clear Intentions source separated glass bin. Plastic goes into the single stream

bin. Outside of the Estes Valley, some additional facilities are available. There is a Larimer County Haz-Mat collection facility down in Fort Collins. When the new landfill is completed, Larimer County plans to add Yard Waste Composting and C&D (construction and demolition) Recycling at the old landfill location. Food waste composting is not currently in the Larimer County plans but is available, along with programs for “Hard to Recycle” items, within both Larimer and Bouder Counties. Google Loveland Recycling, Timberline Recycling (Fort Collins), and Ecocycle (Boulder County) for details on expanded options available down Highways 34 and 36. Third; let’s be sure to encourage and be thankful for new avenues of alternative energy. While they have not entirely given up on fossil fuels, Poudre River Power Authority (owned by Longmont, Fort Collins, Loveland and Estes Park) is expanding their holdings of hydro, wind, and solar sources of power. The Town of Estes Park recently purchased an electric trolley. Gradually, we can build a new approach, prioritizing renewable energy that does not require thousands of years under pressure to create, and that does not contaminate air, water, or land during use. Last, but definitely not least; the first rule of survival in the 21st century must be rethink. Learn a whole new approach to consumerism. Let’s not forget that we must consider not only the energy consumed in manufacture, but also the energy expended by transportation. Local creation and distribution is advantageous. Watch for new opportunities to source things locally. Longevity does not need to mean worn out. It can mean built to last, or well made and well treated. Something breaks? Think repair before you replace. No longer useful? Consider repurposing before donating. Need something you do not have? Shop first at the overstocked thrift shops and other offerings of items for reuse or made of recycled material. Try our Facebook page: Estes Recycles Group or contact me directly at rrrcyc@signsandwishes.com with questions, comments, or suggestions.

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News From The Art Center New Season of Art Classes at the Art Center begins in February The Art Center has been working on developing and offering a variety of classes for the coming year. Many of the instructors are returning such as Kathleen Lanzoni, Cecy Turner, Sandy Fritz, Sandy Meyers, Cliff Austin and also returning this year with a new series of classes is Cathy Goodale. A new instruc-

set up celebrating food. Limit choices to 3-5 articles and think outside the box! The class will be from 10-4. Fee: $72 Art Center Members, non-members-$80. To sign up or for further information, contact the Art Center. On Exhibit “Meet the New Artists” remains on exhibit until February 16th, featuring Sally Richmond, Doreen Vroman, Marie

tor is new Art Center artist member Mary Morse, who will be offering her talents for two adult and three kids’ classes. On February 5, Painting with Cathy Goodale will kick off her series with a class on What Darks Do for Your Paintings. Connecting Darks. Bring a still life

Massey and Mary Morse. In addition, a special display of donated art by Charlotte Lloyd is in the Sun Room. Offers will be considered with all proceeds to benefit the Art Center. Charlotte is a founding and long term member of the Art Center and now resides in MO. The next show, which will open on February

22, will feature our annual Mentor/Student exhibit. Also on display in the gallery will be the outstanding work of the other Art Center artist members, including other works in oil painting, watercolor, pastel, jewelry, ceramics, charcoal, graphite, glass, wood, sculpture, fiber, photography, printmaking and mixed media. Winter gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Looking to Display Your Art? The Art Center is looking to expand the number and variety of artist members. We are primarily seeking artists in pottery/ceramics, jewelry, fiber/felt and wood. Similar media will also be considered. New potential members must fill out an application, provide samples of their work and be juried to enter our program. For applications or further information come by or contact the Art Center.

Estes Valley Plein Air 2020 For you plein air artists out there, the Art Center’s Estes Valley Plein Air is now open for entries through www.onlinejuriedshows.com. This is an exciting time to share your talents as well as having an opportunity to paint with others from across the country. Check out our website www.artcenterofestes.com or contact the Art Center for further information. Presentation Lars Sage, Gallery Manager, is seeking opportunities to do a presentation about art and the Art Center. Any group or organization interested in having such a program, please contact Lars at the Art Center. The Art Center of Estes Park is a nonprofit organization which provides a facility to support the work of local and regional artists, striving to promote exhibition, education, and excellence in the visual arts. Proceeds benefit the artist and contribute to the Art Center’s education and community outreach. The Art Center is located at 517 Big Thompson Avenue, in Middle Stanley Village, below Safeway and above Subway. For more information, please call the Art Center at 970-586-5882 or visit our website at www.artcenterofestes.com.

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Estes Park Rotary Clubs Unite With Community To Support La Puente

What Is La Puente? Stabilize, Heal, Strengthen, Thrive

Volunteers at La Puente. By: Bill Kehl

Volunteers from the Estes Valley have long supported a nonprofit in the San Luis Valley that provides shelter, childcare, nutrition and various other critical services to over 16,000 residents of this impoverished area. La Puente draws local volunteers to work groups in Alamosa twice a year. Among those volunteers are members of the three Estes Park Rotary clubs. The shelter’s few professional staff members are supported by volunteers, like those who comprise the work groups from Estes Park. The Estes Park work group trips were started in 2002 by Estes Park Rotarians. One of them made his 40th trip in October 2019. The work trips now occur in June and October, with 15-20 workers on each trip. This group is made up of many Estes residents from the three Estes Rotary clubs, members of the Methodist Church, the Presbyterian Church, Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church, as well as

other Estes residents. Several volunteers make additional trips to deliver donated food to food pantries. Donated clothing and household furnishings are either given directly to families or are placed in one of the thrift shops where local residents are able to find clothes and household furnishings at reasonable prices. All funds are used in support of the La Puente programs. The Estes Park Rotary clubs have joined forces to encourage participation in a fundraising event, Simple Suppers for Kids in Distress (SSKIDS) to benefit La Puente. The event will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 1800 21st Avenue, Greeley. There is no fee to attend the supper, but generous donations are encouraged. Our Savior’s Lutheran Church hosts the annual SSKIDS fundraiser to support projects all over the world. Each year the SSKIDS Board selects an organization as the beneficiary of the soup supper. La Puente has been chosen as this year’s beneficiary, specifically the PALS program, an afterschool and summer daycare program for kids ages 5-9. See accompanying article for more information on PALS. The SSKIDS February 25 event will serve up a variety of soups donated by Greeley restaurants as well as desserts provided by community members. Those unable to attend the supper are invited to send donations to SSKIDS, c/o Greeley Center for Independence, Attention Serita Reddy, 2780 28th Ave., Greeley, CO 80634. Make checks payable to SSKIDS with La Puente on the memo line. SSKIDS is a 501(c)(3) charity.

La Puente was established in 1981 by five women who recognized the need to provide shelter for homeless migrant workers and families. Over the past 39 years, many services have been added to improve the lives of those living in poverty in the surrounding area. Colorado’s San Luis Valley is a vast, isolated region with some of the highest poverty rates in the country. Poverty begets hunger, homelessness and other crises that destabilize families. La Puente was created to address the effects of poverty by providing a safety net of services to give individuals and families what they need to stabilize, heal, strengthen and ultimately thrive. Financial support comes from donations from Estes Park Rotary clubs, churches and individuals. The Greeley Centennial Rotary Club has recently joined the Estes Park clubs in volunteer work trips and financial grants. Like Estes, Greeley churches have provided support through work groups and financial aid. One of La Puente’s programs, Positive Activities Lead to Success (PALS), is an after-school and summer daycare program for at-risk kids ages 5-9. The program provides traumatized children the experience of safety, stability and other services so they can have fun while growing up to be strong, healthy and productive. As a collaboration between La Puente Services, Alamosa Department of Human Services (DHS) and Alamosa Schools, PALS is uniquely designed to serve children who evidence severe social behavior challenges and home safety risks. PALS children are either homeless or referrals of Alamosa DHS. They have academic, social and emotional deficits due to physical and/or emotional abuse, neglect and poverty. The PALS curriculum focuses on the child’s academic success and emotional and behavioral growth. Providing academic tutoring, life and social skills coaching, community service, artistic expression, and field and experimental opportunities with community partners, PALS empowers each child to cultivate confidence, selfefficacy and positive peer and adult relationships to help them become rooted in healthy living habits in the larger community. PALS’ aim is to empower children as agents of change for themselves and the community, to reduce the child

maltreatment rate in Alamosa County, which ranks third among Colorado’s 64 counties. To accomplish these goals, the PALS program activities include cooking lessons, children’s library visits, art expression, dance instruction, homework-tutoring assistance, outdoor adventures, health and first aid classes, field trips and building relationships with big buddies. Children are picked up and dropped off for the daily school programs unless otherwise arranged. The transportation is provided with small buses, which are also used for some activities. The PALS program requested a SSKIDS grant to fund several needs: • For the children’s safety, back-up cameras for the buses used for transport. • A washer and dryer so PALS kids that often come to school in soiled clothes can have clean clothes. • A drinking fountain in the PALS building for students to hydrate as needed. • Smart cell phones to provide communication between bus drivers, parents and PALS staff members, and to access and use the database information for the children in the PALS program. PALS is one program, however, annually over 16,000 individuals and family members receive at least one of the La Puente services, including emergency shelter, nutritious food from the area’s 15 food pantries, housing with support services, youth-stabilization services, homeless prevention resources, soup kitchen meals, home outreach visits, and more. With the objective of meeting the needs of the homeless and community members in crisis, La Puente’s services both restore and strengthen people’s lives, to empower them to live independently with dignity. The above PALS program information demonstrates the need to reach out to the children to help them start rebuilding their tattered lives. There is a need to expand the program which requires more funds, so, consider supporting the SSKIDS Soup Supper February 25. More information about La Puente is available by contacting Gary Wallace at 970-481-9133, Bill Kehl at 970-302-7681 or Pastor Ron Bockhaus at Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church at 970586-3900.

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$300,000 Micro Loan Fund Created For Local Small Businesses Bank of Estes Park has created a $300,000 pool of funds for small business “micro loans, ” designated especially for the Estes Park area. Frequently, small businesses need smaller loans— from $5,000 to $50,000—for start-up costs, working capital, debt refinancing, inventory, furniture, fixtures, equipment, leasehold improvements, etc. But for various reasons, they cannot obtain traditional bank financing, or sometimes even SBA financing. However, as I used to teach business and economics students at Metropolitan State University of Denver many years ago, these smaller businesses are critical to the local economy—and especially so, at the stage where they need that extra little bit of help to launch, or to grow so they can meet demand. Bank of Estes Park is the only truly local bank in the Estes Valley, with its headquarters located right beside Bond Park in Downtown, another branch on south St. Vrain, and a satellite branch down in Niwot. Why does that matter? It matters because we are not like the other banks in Estes Park, who are remote branches of large multi-state or national banks. Estes Park is our home, our community, our local economy, our customers, our neighbors and our friends. We care about and perform for our local community on a level that really isn’t even possible for the other banks in town. And that is the reason behind our creating this large pool of funds designated for small businesses in the Estes Park area. For nearly five years we have recognized this as a need in Estes Park, and have been working behind the scenes on

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Estes Fly Tyers Group The Estes Fly Tyers group meets at the Estes Valley Library in the Makerspace Room on the second floor. Meetings take place the first Tuesday of each month, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 4 Tuesday, March 3 Tuesday, April 7 Tuesday, May 5 What to bring: your own vise, tools and materials

The idea of the group is to get together and tie flies, share ideas and techniques. You tie the flies you want, restock your box and find out what is working in the Estes area. All skill levels are welcome, if you are not a fly tyer, you are welcome to come and observe. No fees, its free! Questions, please contact Frank Drummond at 303-810-4538 or email frank@brushcreekcane.com or Susan Underwood at underwoodsusan54@gmail.com

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100 Years In a world where we now feel a daily overload of bad news, we focus on the good in life, even during tough times. These columns that Maggie and I are writing center on “Finding the Good” and are our personal reflections on our community and the world around us. The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women's constitutional right to vote. This is a very big centennial to me because I was born in 1950, grew up in the 1960s and participated in the 2nd Wave of the Women’s Rights Movement in the 1970s. In 1970 I turned 20 and it wasn’t until I was invited to a Conscious Raising Group that I realized how many things were out of my control just because I was female. It may surprise you of the restrictions we lived under in those supposedly enlightened days. I’ve listed a few below: • Receive credit. Before 1974, a woman could be refused credit in her name in many states. Credit card companies could refuse to give cards to single women and even married women might have been required to have their credit card under their husbands' name. • Use birth control while married. There was a time when states were allowed to ban the use of contraceptives for married couples! It wasn't until 1965 that the Supreme Court made it illegal

for the states to exercise this ban. • Work while pregnant. While most women certainly find working while pregnant to be exhausting, they still should have the right to do so. However, it wasn't until 1978 that the laying off of a pregnant woman because she was pregnant became illegal. • Sue for sexual harassment. Sexual harassment, of all kinds, is an issue that many women still face every day. In recent years, the “Me Too” movement has shown us that. It wasn't until 1977, however, that the United States courts recognized workplace sexual harassment as an offense. • Refuse to be intimate with a spouse. Marital rape wasn't recognized as a crime until the late 1970s. Before then, it was believed that a husband could force unwanted sex because marriage was considered a contract in which permanent consent could not be retracted. Serve on a jury. Jury duty may be or not be something we want to do but it is still a right. It wasn't until 1973, however, that all 50 states allowed women to serve on juries. • Serve as a lawyer. It wasn’t until 1971 that women were allowed to practice law in every state. Ruth Bader Ginsberg found this out after she applied to every single law firm in New York City and was turned down by every one of them simply because she was female. And it

wasn’t until 1981, that the first woman, Sandra Day O'Connor was selected to serve on the Supreme Court. These restrictions remind us of the many reasons women fought so hard to achieve the vote 100 years ago. Because they believed their votes would contribute to a more fair and equitable representation of society, they were willing to face beatings, jail and even forced feedings when they went on hunger strikes. The idea of women's suffrage grew out of the anti-slavery movement of the early 1800s. Many abolitionists in the early part of the 19th century were women. But women had no voice in government. When women tried to voice their opinions at the World's Anti-Slavery Convention in 1840, they were removed and their opinions were not considered. The middle to late 19th and early 20th centuries were a time of sweeping social change – the birth of the labor movement and the social movements in the form of the rise of settlement houses, child protection and child labor laws all became issues during this this time. This historic centennial offers Estes Park with the rest of the country the opportunity to not only look back at the “olden days” but to commemorate and celebrate a milestone of democracy – the right of women to vote and make their voices heard. To recognize and celebrate this anniversary, Estes Park and the “100 Years: A Celebration of Women: The 19th Amendment and the Extraordinary Women of the Estes Valley” committee

are sponsoring a full year of activities, exhibits and events. I am representing Estes Park Quota on this committee which is also working with the local schools, the Estes Park Women’s Club, Estes Park Museum, Estes Park Non Profit Resource Center and our wonderful local library to name a few to showcase the impact of the 19th Amendment and why it’s important to reflect on our history. One event which I’m excited about that will focus on the good is the annual rodeo parade. This year on July 7, 2020, all girls and women are invited to march in a group in the Estes Park Roof Top Rodeo Parade to celebrate the progress that is achieved when all Americans have the right to vote. We suggest wearing a yellow rose like the suffragettes wore to show their support of the 19th amendment. Wouldn’t it be just be wonderful to see hundreds, maybe even a thousand women and girls walking down Elkhorn Avenue with yellow roses on our blouses like the original suffragettes and carrying signs proclaiming 100 years of the vote! Mary Mesropian has lived in the Estes Park area since 1994 and was the Volunteer Coordinator of Hospice of the Estes Valley in the late 90s until 2000 when she became Executive Director of Estes Valley Crisis Advocates. She retired from EVCA in 2016 and is now a Celebrant, officiating weddings and other ceremonies. She sits on the boards of Estes Park Quota and Estes Park Wedding Association. Her email is maryruthdancer@yahoo.

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Your Votes Count: Magazines At The Library By: Jamie Murphy, Technical Services & Acquisitions Librarian

Last week we reminded you that every checkout is a vote for the types of materials and topics you enjoy, and these checkout statistics help us curate collections that reflect your needs and interests. Thank you for your input! Among those collections is the library’s extensive selection of magazines. Magazines offer something for everyone: hobbies, health, politics, art, literature, fashion, travel, sports, recreation, science, cooking, and more. The goal, with magazines and with all collections, is to span a broad range of interests while also representing a healthy balance of differing viewpoints and perspectives. Enjoy a current magazine in the cozy chairs at either of our Fireplace Corners (both first and second floor), or check out back issues to read from the comfort of home; just tilt back the display shelf to find previous issues available for oneweek checkouts. As many people turn to digital reading platforms, it comes as no surprise that use of print magazines has trended downward over the years. This has resulted in many titles going out of publication, and perpetually low circulation of some titles on our shelves. So we are gearing up to fine-tune our magazine collection to better serve you. While this will come in the form of a reduction in available titles, approximately

100 titles will still be available. Those that remain will better mirror your reading preferences — having “earned their keep.” What to do if a title you valued is withdrawn from the collection? Know that we may consider another title covering similar subjects; you can suggest a purchase from the “We’ll Get It For You” link at estesvalleylibrary.org not only for title suggestions, but magazine topics of interest as well. Your input is valuable, and will be stored for use in ongoing evaluations of public reading interests within the periodical collection. And don’t forget that you can read a library magazine anywhere you are, 24/7. There are more than two dozen titles in our digital collections, all in full color with the same content as the print edition. To access popular digital magazines to which the library subscribes, like HGTV Magazine, Food Network Magazine, Country Living and more, download the Libby by Overdrive app to get started. For help with account setup, schedule a Book-a-Librarian: Digital Collections appointment by calling 586-8116 ext 3 or visiting estesvalleylibrary.org. The library’s acquisitions team is honored to provide collections that are both balanced and useful to the community. To learn more about our purchasing guidelines, view our Collection Development Policy at estesvalleylibrary.org/about/policies.

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What’s Happening At The Estes Valley Library ONE BOOK ONE VALLEY Garden Habitat Hero: Wildscaping 101 Tuesday, January 28, 6-7 p.m., Hondius Room Learn how to restore natural areas, one patch at a time, with gardens that are friendly to wildlife. Program led by Jamie Weiss of Audubon Rockies. Register at estesvalleylibrary.org.

Learn to cast on and practice knitting with a specialist from the Stitchen’ Den. You’ll return with an almost-finished scarf in weeks. Materials provided. Participants must attend both sessions. Register at estesvalleylibrary.org An Evening with Author Leon Logothetis Wednesday, February 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m., High School Auditorium A global adventurer, author and Net-

FEBRUARY: KINDNESS PROJECT Knitting for Kindness Monday, February 3, 5-7 p.m., and Tuesday, February 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

flix host, Logothetis leads an inspiring talk about the power of giving. Includes an introductory talk by popular faithbased comedian Shed G. Register at estesvalleylibrary.org.

Relationship Repair Clinic Wednesday, February 12, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Makerspace Meet one-on-one with staff and volunteers from the Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership to brainstorm ideas on how to repair a relationship and spread kindness. Register at estesvalleylibrary.org. Walk for Kindness Friday, February 14, 4-5:30 p.m., Performance Park Join a friendly neighborhood walk from Performance Park to the library. Share conversations, spread acts of kindness, and spark conversations. Hot chocolate and refreshments await at the Library. Books and hand-crafted greeting cards will be ready to share. For all ages. Register at estesvalleylibrary.org. COLLEGE READINESS College Readiness: Scholarships Tuesday, February 4, 5:30-7 p.m., Wasson Room Learn how to search and apply for scholarships, both those offered locally and by institutions. Dinner provided. Led by college administrator Kaye Orten. Register at estesvalleylibrary.org.

Who Are Those Guys? The 2020 revised edition of local Natural Dreamwork Practitioner Mary Jo Heyen’s, “Who Are Those Guys?” has just been released and is available in a Kindle and paperback edition through Amazon. What began as notes for her dream workshop of the same name grew into a small dream primer. As the subtitle says, “That Curious Sometimes Crazy Cast of Characters who Come to Us Every Night in Our Dream,” the book explores the many characters who come to us in our dreams and what it is they want for us and of us. Both revised editions have new material including information about Natural Dreamwork and its unique approach to dreams. To encourage the dreamer to record dream images and reflections that arise during the workshop or while reading the book, the paperback edition also has added pages for notes and reflections. The wonderful original and inspired cover art is by Estes Park’s own, Greg Miles. In exploring what the cover art might be, Greg and Mary Jo spoke less about the cover itself and more about dreams and the myriad characters that inhabit them and why. Greg listened deeply and brought the images to life in this most delightful cover. Book clubs, spiritual and discussion

groups - if you think your group would be interested in reading and discussing this dream primer, Mary Jo is offering to come join you during the discussion to explore and answer any questions the group may have. Mary Jo Heyen is a certified practitioner of Natural Dreamwork, working with clients everywhere in person, by phone or Skype. Learn more about her work with dreams at www.maryjoheyen.com.

SAT Test Preparation Thursday, February 6, 6-7:30 p.m., Hondius Room Offered again Tuesday, February 11, 67:30 p.m., Wasson Room Ready for the SAT? Join the Learning Place to practice tests and skills, both online and offline. Dinner provided. Register at estesvalleylibrary.org. WORKSHOPS Selling Your Stuff Online Thursday, February 6, 1-3 p.m., Hondius Room Learn how to hold an Internet yard sale, earn cash while de-cluttering, or start a home micro-business selling crafts or goods. The workshop will explore Facebook, Craigslist, Amazon, eBay and Etsy. Bring your device or borrow a Library laptop. Register at estesvalleylibrary.org. Free Legal Self-Help Clinic Wednesday, February 12, 2-5 p.m. One-on-one legal advice for library cardholders without a personal attorney. More information at estesvalleylibrary.org/legalclinic. Call 970-586-8116, ext. 3, to schedule an appointment.

BOOKS & AUTHORS Love Your Local Authors Festival Saturday, February 8, 1-3 p.m., Hondius Room Meet local authors and learn insights into the creative process. Learn about current trends in the world of both selfpublishing and traditional publishing. Each author will give a brief presentation, and books will be available for sale and autographing. Register at estesvalleylibrary.org. Book Club Social Monday, February 10, 6:30 - 8 p.m., Hondius Room Bring a dessert to share, along with a book recommendation that got your club talking. Learn about resources like the Colorado State Library’s book club bags, while enjoying the company of fellow bibliophiles. All readers welcome. Register at estesvalleylibrary.org. KIDS Grades 3 - 5 Book Club: “Beetle Boy” Saturday, January 25, 2-3:30 p.m., Hondius Room Participants may pick up a complimentary copy to read beforehand. Craft activity and snacks provided. Register at estesvalleylibrary.org. Try-It! Tuesday: Butterfly Feeders Tuesday, January 28, 4-5 p.m., Hondius Room Kids in grades K-2 will craft a decorative butterfly feeder for their family’s home garden, porch or yard. Register at estesvalleylibrary.org. Weekly Homework Helper for Tweens & Teens Thursday, January 30, 4-5:30 p.m., Wasson Room Teens and tweens are invited for assistance with homework assignments, research, and with using library resources. Snacks provided. No registration required. Mesner Puppets Theater: Animal Amigos Friday, January 31, 10:10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Elementary School A live puppet theater performance sponsored by the Estes Park Education Foundation. Homeschool families welcome. For information, contact mkozlowski@estesvalleylibrary.org.

Try-It! Tuesday: Kindness Cards Tuesday, February 11, 4 - 5 p.m., Hondius Room Kids in grades K- 2 will draw and color greeting cards to gift our community with good will. These greetings will be given out at the February 14 Walk for Kindness event. Register at estesvalleylibrary.org.

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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 is just a small portion of the wide variety of EVRPD programming! Visit evrpd.com for additional information as well as complete class, program, event and activity listings. To register, call 970-586-8191 or visit evrpd.com. Welcome to 2020; the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District is happy to be a part of your New Year! SPECIAL EVENT Golf Simulator Swing Analysis and Par 3 Contest at the Estes Valley Community Center Stop by to get PGA insight into your golf swing with Austin Logan! Sunday, January 26; 12-3 p.m. Free; drop-in. EVENING TRIP Candlelight Dinner Playhouse: George Gray and the Elvis Experience Tuesday, February 11; Van leaves EVCC at 4:30 p.m. and returns at approximately 10 p.m. $63 per person includes round-trip transportation and admission. HEALTH AND WELLNESS Paddleboard Yoga with Stacy Fisher Tuesdays, February 11-March 17; 66:50 p.m.; EVCC Lap Pool. $55 per person for six-week series. Sign up at evrpd.com today! LIFELONG LEARNING Guitar Lessons with Elia King Individual 30-minute lessons: Wednesdays; February 5-March 11 between 3 and 5 p.m. Group 45-minute lesson: Wednesdays; February 5-March 11 from 5-5:45 p.m. Individual lessons: $150 per student, open to ages 6 and older. Group lesson: $120 per student, open to ages 14 and older. Registration required. Call 970-5868191 or visit evrpd.com to sign up today! The Great Courses® Lecture Series Museum Masterpieces: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Weekly on Mondays, now through March 23; 10-11:30 a.m. Free; drop-in. The Great Courses® Lecture Series Albert Einstein; Physicist, Philosopher and Humanitarian Weekly on Thursdays, January 16 through April 2; 10-11:30 a.m. Free; drop-in. MacBeth with Robert Burkhardt Weekly on Tuesdays, February 11March 10; 9-10:30 a.m. $48 per student; register before February 4. The Supreme Court and American Society Weekly on Tuesdays, January 16 through April 2; 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Free; drop-in. Crafting 101: Valentine’s Day Necklaces Thursday, February 6; 4-6 p.m. $15 per person, all ages welcome. Registration required. Call 970-5868191 to sign up today! DANCE Intro to Line Dancing and Line Dance Party with Jan Tenzer Weekly on Sundays; 1-1:50 p.m. EVCC Lower Level. $5 per person; drop-in. SPORTS Adult Winter Basketball Monday nights, January 27-March 16; times TBD. $55 per player, registration required. Drop-in Ping Pong Sunday: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Tuesday: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Thursday: 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Friday: 3:30-8 p.m. Lower Fitness; included with daily admission or membership; drop-in. Pickleball Open Gym Hours Monday thru Saturday: 8-10 a.m., Thursday: 6-9 p.m. (1 court), Sunday: 24 p.m. (1 court) Included with membership or daily admission, drop-in. Pickup Basketball Open Gym Hours

Wednesday, 6:30-9 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Included with membership or daily admission, drop-in. YOUTH ACTIVITIES AND RECREATION Junior Nuggets Basketball: All participants get a reversible Denver Nuggets jersey and two complimentary tickets to a Denver Nuggets game! February 3-March 13. Weeknights and times vary per age group; Pre-K through 8th grades. $55 per player. Bobcat Camp Monday, February 3; 7:45 a.m.-3:45 p.m.; open to K-5th grade students. $20 per student includes 2 snacks, crafts, games, pool and gym time. Sign up at evrpd.com. Night In at “The Rec”: Inflatables! Friday, January 24, 6-10 p.m.; 1st-7th grades. $10 per student. Sign up at evrpd.com. Tumbling Classes with Megan Hartzog Mondays, February 10-March 16; 4-5 p.m. in the EVCC gym. $55 per tumbler for six-week series or $10 drop-in. Open to ages 5-10. Creative Corner Wednesdays, after school; (All school ages and grades welcome) $5 per artist; drop-in. Gamer’s Corner Fridays, after school; (All school ages and grades welcome) $5 per gamer; drop-in. Family Playgroup Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m. (ages 0-5) Free and open to the public; drop-in. SENIOR AND ADULT A CTIVITIES Enjoy Coffee, Snacks and Conversation-Sponsored by “You Need Pie” Tuesdays, 10-11 a.m. Free; drop-in. Palette Pals Open Art Studio Mondays, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (ages 18+) Free and open to the public; drop-in. Bring your own materials and projects. Rocky Rollers Wii Bowling Mondays, 10-11 a.m. (ages 18+)

Lower level; free; drop-in. Drop-in Mahjong Mondays, 12:30-4 p.m.; Fridays, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (ages 18+) Free and open to the public; drop-in. Community Bridge Thursdays, Lessons: 11:15 a.m.; Games: 12:30-4 p.m. (ages 18+) Call Lloyd Parker for info or to play; 970-581-3505. Free and open to the public; drop-in. Drop-in Cribbage Thursdays, 2-4 p.m. (ages 18+) Free and open to the public; drop-in. Drop-in Chess Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m. (all ages) Free and open to the public; drop-in. AQUATICS Join the EVRPD Aquatics Team– NOW HIRING LIFEGUARDS! Flexible schedule - Help us keep swimmers safe while they’re having fun! For more info, call our Aquatics Manager, Pamela Bross, at 970-480-1308. Private and Semi-Private 30-minute Swim Lessons Days and times as arranged between instructor and student. Contact Pamela Bross for more info: pamelab@evrpd.com MARINA Lake Estes Marina Store and Docks: Boat rentals closed for the season. GOLF AND DISC GOLF Estes Park 18-Hole Golf Course Closed for the season. Driving range is open, but range tokens must be purchased at the Lake Estes 9-Hole course. 9-Hole and Disc Golf Course Open 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., weather permitting, and 3-4 p.m. on nice days. $8 green fee for 9 holes, $7 for residents. $5 disc golf green fee for unlimited holes per day. Motorized carts available for disc golf or ball golf at $10 per person. REGISTRATION To register for these programs or for more information about the district happenings, visit evrpd.com or call 970-5868191. You can also register in person by visiting the Estes Valley Recreation Center at 660 Community Drive.

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

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

Estes Park Al-Anon Al-Anon Group in Estes Park meets from 7-8 p.m. every Friday at U.S. Bank. 363 E. Elkhorn Ave. Call (970) 481-3367 for more info.

Fall River Group of AA The Fall River Group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets daily at noon. Also Sunday- 7:00 p.m.-open

Monday-5:30 p.m.-Women’s Study & 7:00 p.m.-open Wednesday 7 p.m.-open Friday 7 p.m.-open Meeting location is 453 W. Elkhorn Ave. We welcome friends and visitors to attend these open meetings.

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

AA Allenspark Monthly Meeting The 4th Thursday of every month is the AA Potluck Anniversary Meeting 5:30 p.m. Allenspark Fire Dept. Community Room Downstairs.

New Horizons Group of Narcotics Anonymous

Thursdays at 7 p.m. - Open meeting. 453 W. Elkhorn.

The Estes Park Kindness Project Takes Place Throughout February The Kindness Diaries author and host Leon Logothetis speaks Feb. 5 and 6 Estes Park Mayor Todd Jirsa is pleased to announce a community partnership the Estes Park Kindness Project - to take place throughout the month of February 2020. The Kindness Project is inspired by global adventurer, author and Netflix series host Leon Logothetis. His book The Kindness Diaries focuses on accepting and generating kindness. Mayor Jirsa commented, "I learned of Leon's adventures earlier this year and have become inspired by his story. His messages have the power to change how we view everyone around us and bring more positivity to our lives." Kicking off The Kindness Project is a free, community presentation by Logothetis Feb. 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m, sponsored by the Town of Estes Park. The author will lead an inspiring talk about the power of giving, with a special introduction from popular comedian Shed G, who is known for his clean, faith-based comedy that captivates all audiences. Seating is limited for this family-friendly program; reservations are recommended -- visit www.estesvalleylibrary.org. Logothetis will also present The Kindness Diaries to Estes Park students Feb. 5 and 6 at 9 a.m., with a limited number of seats open to the public by reservation. Each program includes a book-signing opportunity with the author and is kindly hosted by the Estes Park High School in the auditorium. Hundreds of free copies of The Kindness Diaries are available for the community to read now, at the Estes Valley Library. The library will offer several Kindness Project activities in February. (Register at www.estesvalleylibrary.org.) Share Your Kindness Stories (throughout February on Facebook) Look for inspiring posts, share your stories and be motivated by others. Follow the Library's Facebook page to ensure you don't miss a post. Knitting for Kindness Feb. 3, 5-7 p.m. and Feb. 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Learn to cast on and practice knitting with a specialist from the Stitchin' Den. Materials provided. Kindness Cards (Grades K-2) Feb. 11, 4 - 5 p.m. Draw and color greeting cards to gift our community with good will

during the Feb. 14 Walk for Kindness event. Relationship Repair Clinic Feb. 12, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Meet one-on-one with staff and volunteers from Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership to brainstorm ways to repair a relationship and spread kindness. Walk for Kindness Feb. 14, 4-5:30 p.m. Join a friendly neighborhood walk from Performance Park to the Library. Share conversations, spread acts of kindness, and spark connections. Hot chocolate and refreshments will await in the Hondius Room, and books and hand-crafted greeting cards will be ready to share. Book Discussion: The Kindness Diaries Feb. 18, 6:30-8 p.m. The inspirational story of Leon Logothetis, a stockbroker who leaves his unfulfilling desk job in search of a meaningful life. His story has inspired readers to accept kindness and generate it in their own lives. Tie-Dye Socks (Grades 3-5) Feb. 24, 45 p.m. Create a charity craft: all brightlycolored creations will be donated to Larimer County homeless shelters. Materials provided. Finally, Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership and community hosts will bring Talking It Out to locations throughout town in February. Talking It Out is a photo and story exhibit that highlights stories of Coloradans who constructively managed conflict by talking through differences. The seven stories help people understand positive outcomes that can be achieved by getting to know and engaging in opportunities for connection with others, while offering "possibilities and options for every person and group to consider for bringing more civility to the disputes they encounter." The exhibit was created by Zinn Mediation Associates, with the goal of increasing awareness about constructive conflict management and its benefits, and is on loan from The Conflict Center and Conflict Resolution Month in Colorado. Visit the exhibit at Estes Park High School (Feb. 1-7), Estes Valley Library (Feb. 8-14), Estes Park Town Hall (Feb. 15-21) and Estes Valley Community Center lower level (Feb. 2228). Learn more about conflict resolution services in the Estes Valley at www.estes.org/restorativejustice.

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Peggy Hibberd Parenti

Peggy Hibberd Parenti (nee Smith), a resident of Estes Park, CO since 1991, formerly of Park Forest and Olympia Fields, IL, died on Sunday, January 19, 2020, surrounded by her family, at Tabor Hills Healthcare Facility in Naperville, IL, at the age of 91. Peggy was born on February 5, 1928 in Macomb, IL, the daughter of Zelma Dell (nee Wear) and Alfred Ernest Smith. An only child, she lived with her parents and grandparents, Florence (nee Oldham) and Roscoe Conklin Wear. She grew up during the Depression, and helped her mother and grandmother tend their garden and chickens, and hunted with her father. Money was tight, and she learned how to knit from her mother, who had to unknit and then reknit her sweaters, adding on extra yarn, as she kept on growing. Nothing was thrown out, and everything was saved, something her daughters can attest to while attempting to clear out her attics last summer. She received her B.A. in Art Education from Western Illinois University (WIU) in 1949 and began a long and illustrious career as an Art Teacher at the Elementary, Middle and High School levels. While at WIU, she met Terry Parenti, of Blue Island, IL. She mistakenly thought he was too young for her but agreed to talk with him because he was such a good dancer. She came close to flunking basket weaving as she spent that class time watching Terry play tennis, and they married in 1952. After a brief stay in Michigan, they settled in Park Forest, and later, Olympia Fields, IL, where she was active in the Park Forest Art Center, Girl Scouts, Calvary United Protestant Church, and the Infant Welfare Society. Peggy and Terry became the parents to three children: Lisa (the late Lawrence Hrynko) of Aurora, IL, Kathryn (Kenneth Eichwald) of Naperville, IL and the late James. She

was a hands-on mother, very involved with their schools and activities, and had their love, even when she embarrassed them by jitterbugging in her bobby socks in their home. Peggy shared her love of the stories of “Winnie the Pooh” by reading them aloud to her children when they were young, adding phrases like “Oh, Bother” and “Tut, tut, looks like rain” to their daily lives. After their retirement in 1991, Peggy and Terry moved in to Estes Park, CO, a town they fell in love with during their honeymoon. They built their dream home on the side of a mountain on a road leading to Rocky Mountain National Park. Peggy continued her love of the arts by knitting, weaving (on three different looms), embroidering, rug hooking, and hanging art at the Art Center of Estes Park. She and Terry enjoyed traveling around the west and collecting Western and Native American art, and celebrated over 50 years of marriage. Peggy loved dogs all her life, and especially enjoyed her last two cocker spaniels, Maggie and Annie. Peggy was the fond grandmother of four: Katelyn (Michael Squeo) Eichwald, Terry (Teejay Hanes) Eichwald, Lara Hrynko and Duncan Hrynko, whom she taught to draw and knit, among other valuable life lessons. Her grandchildren are blonde, brunette and red-headed, so she said she could change her hair color to any shade, and just claim her grandchild’s hair color came from her. And she did. Peggy is preceded in death by her parents, husband and son. On Thursday, January 23, 2020, a memorial visitation will be held from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., with a celebration of Peggy’s life from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44. S. Mill St., Naperville, IL 60540. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb, IL at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to: Tallgrass Arts Association Gallery (formerly the Park Forest Art Center), 367 Artists Walk, Park Forest, IL 60466, (708) 748-3377, www.tallgrassarts.org/ or Estes Valley Land Trust, 1191 Woodstock Dr., Estes Park, CO 80517, (970) 577-6837, or evlandtrust.org/ For more information, please call (630) 355-0213 or visit www.friedrich-jones.com

Robert W. Ault

Robert W. Ault was born March 21, 1933 in Denver, CO. His parents were Jesse and Pearl (Parker) from Fort Collins, CO. Bob graduated from Fort Collins High School and enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1951 and served for four years as an Aerial Photographer on a B-36 aircraft. When he was discharged in 1955, Bob joined the Colorado State Patrol and was stationed in the Durango area. He was fortunate to remain with the State Patrol and transfer to Estes Park in the late 1950s. After leaving the Patrol, Bob joined the Fort Collins Police

Department and in 1969 came to Estes Park as the Estes Park Police Chief and held that position until 1987. Bob worked for Rocky Mountain National Park from 1990 until 2004 and after that drove the shuttle busses in the National Park for Rocky Mountain Transit. Bob loved people and loved to banter and chat and always left everyone smiling. He married Sue Kunzie in 1957, divorced in 1973 and married Helene Bana in 1980. He was preceded in death by his parents and cousin Leona Parker. He is survived by his wife Helene, sons Rodney B. Ault and Robert Mark Ault, stepsons Keith Kuhlman, Mark S. Bana, Kirk A. Bana (Rene), grandchildren Koby Ault, Makenzie (Greg) Hensley, Audrey Ault, Trevor Bana, Emily Bana, Heath Bana, Heather Bana, step granddaughters Allison Kuhlman, Katie Kuhlman, and great granddaughter Sadie Lynn Hensley and another great granddaughter due in March. A Celebration of Life will take place this Spring. Donations may be made to the Salvation Army in care of Allnutt Funeral Service 1302 Graves Avenue Estes Park, CO 80517. See www.allnuttestespark.com.

Marcia Musgrave Taylor Marcia developed many enduring, lifelong friends and numerous special memories at the family cabin. In 1972 Marcia married Robert Taylor and resided on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Following Hurricane Katrina in August of 2005, which destroyed their home, they decided to become full-time residents of Estes Park, CO. Marcia Musgrave Taylor passed away She was a member of the Estes Park peacefully in Estes Park, CO on January Book Club, Estes Park Woman’s Club 14, 2020 surrounded by family and and local PEO Chapter. Marcia had friends. She was 80 years old. several passions; fine art, reading, writMarcia was born October 28, 1939 to ing, gardening, walking in the sunDr. David E. and Gladys E. (McDershine, watching sports on TV, and lovmott) Musgrave in Excelsior Springs, ing on her dogs. Roxie has been MO. She graduated from Excelsior adopted by close friends. Springs High School and continued her Marcia is preceded in death by her education at Southern Methodist Uniparents and husband of 47 years, versity. Marcia’s love for fine art, writRobert L. Taylor. She is survived by ing, reading and teaching led to a Doc- family members and many special tor of Philosophy degree in English friends throughout the United States. Literature with the University of SouthIn lieu of flowers, contributions may ern Mississippi. be made to the Estes Park Museum, From the age of three, Marcia spent YMCA of the Rockies (Estes Park) or every summer with her parents in the your preferred animal rescue. As she family cabin, The Chalet, located above requested, no services will be held. the YMCA in Estes Park. The Chalet Visit www.allnutt.com to leave a meswas a family treasure since 1942 and her sage for family and friends. summer visits continued through 2018.

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Naomi Elizabeth Yager same passion in her sons, all of whom played various instruments in different bands. She was a faithful follower of their musical endeavors and attended many of their performances; always cheering her sons on. Naomi was preceded in death by her parents, Frances and Walter Borne, her son Cris Yager and her granddaughter, Nicole Yager. She is survived by her loving partner in life, Richard Clark, Gould, CO; sons, Tommy and Naomi Elizabeth Borne Yager passed Donny Yager, Estes Park, CO; and Kip Yager (Brenda), Lake Tahoe, CA. away on January 11, 2020. She was Grandsons: Matt Yager, Dover, DE; born in Syracuse, New York on SepRyan Yager, USMC; Dustin Yager, tember 21, 1932 to parents Frances and Walter Borne. Naomi was married Boulder, CO; Cazin Yager, Kenai, AK; to Donald Yager for twenty years while Tanner Yager, Estes Park, CO. Grandresiding in New York. After a divorce, daughters: Lillian and Shaylee Yager, Estes Park, CO. Great Grandchildren: she moved to Colorado to attend the Skyler Yager, Chittenango, NY; University of Colorado in Boulder majoring in sociology. In her desire to Samuel Yager, Jacksonville, NC; Payton Yager, Kenai, AK; Devon and help others, Naomi eventually earned a master’s degree in social work. Dur- Briella Yager, Fort Collins, CO. Sister: Christine DeMascole, Hershey, PA; ing her time attending the university she also lived in Estes Park, Colorado. Nieces and nephew: Kim DeMascole, Skaneateles, NY; Michael DeMascole, After completing her education, Naomi worked as a mental health counselor in both Colorado and New York. Upon her retirement, she moved to Gould, Colorado and spent the rest of her life with her loving partner and companion, Richard Clark. Naomi was an outdoor enthusiast and enjoyed skiing, hiking, snow shoeing, bicycling, horseback riding, snowmobiling, rope climbing and camping. When Naomi was in her fifties, she and her son Cris rode bicy- Fulton, NY; and Joy DeMascole, Hershey, PA. cles from Breckenridge over Trail Special friends and loved ones: Kim Ridge Road and into Estes Park, ColClark and Pat Franklin, Fort Collins, orado. During the same decade of her CO; Carolyn and Chris Gillis, Fort life, she rope-climbed the Twin Owls Collins, CO; Stephanie and Tom on Lumpy Ridge in Estes Park and Bollinger, Walden, CO; Hallie Bull, later, she and a friend loaded up proviLoveland, CO; Sandy Messina Suppes, sions on a sled and camped during the Syracuse, NY; Hertrich family: winter for five days in self-made igloos Giesela, Angela, Rainer, and Greg; on the 10-mile range. In addition to her many outdoor ad- Tammy Smith, Estes Park, CO; Diane ventures, Naomi was a certified ski in- Pearson-Watson, Estes Park, CO. Naomi was dearly loved by her famstructor and coached many skiers at ily, many clients and friends. All will resorts in Song Mountain, New York miss her bright smile, free spirit, and and Breckenridge and Hidden Valley, compassionate nature. A celebration Colorado. Her last day of downhill skiing occurred when she was 79 years of her life will be held at a future date old at the Granby Ranch resort in Col- in Gould, CO. To share your condolences, please orado. visit www.NCCcremation.com. Naomi loved music and instilled this


Robert Lester Bartlett

Funny guy, that Bob Bartlett. Robert Lester Bartlett was born March 7, 1947 in Estes Park, Colorado, right downtown, to June Florence Kazen Bartlett and Norbert Lester Bartlett. He passed away Monday, January 13, 2020, in Green Valley, Arizona at the age of 72. He graduated from Estes Park High School, received a business degree from the University of Northern Colorado and served in the US Army in Korea. Bob married Patty Hurd Bartlett on January 6, 1996 in Garland, Texas. During his career as a computer programmer, he worked for several companies retiring in 2013 as a contract employee of Frito Lay in Plano, Texas. After retiring, Bob and Patty split their time between Estes Park and Green Valley, Arizona. His daughter, Susan, was the love of his life

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and he loved being around her and her family in Sahuarita, Arizona. Everybody loved Bob’s sense of humor, his wittiness and his “Bobisms.” He enjoyed collecting Southwest art and “artifacts,” reading, hiking, music, particularly jazz music, traveling, working on his retirement tan, spending time with family and friends and, of course, pickleball. He was an auto enthusiast and loved his Jack Russell terriers, Wally and Beaver. He was preceded in death by his parents, June and Norb Bartlett and a sister, Pennie Riecss. He is survived by his wife, Patty, daughter, Susan Lee Eaton (Fred), grandchildren, Owen, Henry and Avery Eaton of Sahuarita, Arizona, sister Judy Brown (Tom) of Green Valley, Amie Ward (Dayton) of Lubbock, Texas, brother-in-law, Michael Riecss of Green Valley, niece, Ashlie Ricker, nephews, Scott Riecss, Dallas Ward, Ty Ricker and Trent Ricker. A celebration of Bob’s life will be on February 1, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Church of Sahuarita, 2301 E. Sahuarita Road, Sahuarita, Arizona. There will be another celebration in Estes Park in June. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Grace Church of Sahuarita or the charity of your choice. Yes, funny guy, that Bob Bartlett. He is missed by so many and will be in our hearts forever.

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Rebecca Butler Power Christine Fox Johnston (Howard Johnston), niece Christina Fox, nephews Sam Bronicki, Adam Bronicki, Cameron Fox, Aaron Butler (Natacha Poirier Butler) and Ryan Lee (Melisa Lee), as well as her aunts and cousins. Becky graduated from Mishawaka High School and Indiana University at South Bend. She also received her Juris Doctorate from Notre Dame University School of Law. She has practiced law in Elkhart, IN for 35 years at her firm, Butler Power Law. She also maintained a home and law office in Estes Park, CO. She was a member of the Morning Rotary Club, the Estes Park Chamber of Commerce, and three book clubs (she did love to read!). Beloved wife, mother and community Becky had an amazing passion for member, Rebecca Butler Power, passed many things including travel, her law away Thursday, January 16, 2020 while practice and dedication to helping others, gardening and all things floral, enon vacation in Key West, Florida. She tertaining others, all animals, but espewas born on May 17, 1960 in Ft. cially her dogs and nature just to name Wayne, IN to Judy Fox Bergfeld and a few. However, her greatest passion in David R. Fox. Both preceded her in life was her family and she felt her death. greatest reward was becoming ‘Yia-Yia’ She leaves behind to cherish her (Greek for Grandmother) to her memory her loving husband, Barry Power, daughters Elizabeth Butler (Jac granddaughters. Becky’s bright personality and loving heart will be missed Caggiano) of Dublin, CA, Katherine Butler (Michael Arthur) of Indianapo- beyond measure. The family requests that in lieu of lis, IN, Roxanne Butler of the Gold flowers, that donations be made to the Coast, Australia, and step-son Chad Wellfield Botanic Gardens in Elkhart Power of Littleton, CO. She is also suror an animal charity of your choosing. vived by three granddaughters, Roxana A celebration of her life will be held and Emma Arthur and Aurora Butlerat the Lerner Crystal Ballroom on SatCaggiano, her sister Vickie Fox (Jeff urday, February 8, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Yarbrough), Phoenix, AZ, her brother To honor her love of color and flowers, Tim Fox, Davenport, IA., step-mother bright floral attire is encouraged.

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Administrative Assistant (Part-Time) Rams Horn Village Resort is seeking a year round part time employee to work in our Hospitality/Activities department. Responsibilities include exceptional customer service, food prep, and assisting with weekend social events. Approx 10 hrs/wk, Saturday and Sunday. Can also work in Guest Services/Housekeeping department for full time employment. Fill out an application at Rams Horn Village Resort, 1565 Colo. Hwy 66. EEOE

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

MAINTENANCE Full-time and part-time positions available. Experience in electrical, plumbing, drywall, and hot tubs preferred. HOUSEKEEPING Full-time and part-time positions available. Experience preferred. Apply at, mail or email resume to: Fawn Valley Inn, 2760 Fall River Road, Estes Park, CO 80517 Email: patrickt@rockymtnresorts.com

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

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

Murphy's Hotels are looking for front desk team members Full and part time positions available call Loretta 1-970-480-2955 or apply at 1650 Big Thompon Av.

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Trout Haven Resorts is seeking a Housekeeping Supervisor. We are looking for someone with housekeeping experience who is a good leader and works well as part of a management team. The successful applicant will be flexible, self-motivated, have strong time management and organizational skills. This role includes managing a staff of housekeepers, organizing and maintaining inventory, cleaning condos and cabins, maintaining laundry and other miscellaneous duties as assigned. Reliable vehicle preferred. Compensation is based on experience. Please apply online at Trout Haven Resorts – careers.

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Check Out Our Current Openings... • Senior Living Housekeeping Assistant $13.50 per hour • Senior Living Medication Aide (Resident Care Specialist) Starting wage 13.50 per hour + Differential

Full details on open positions can be found at estes.org/jobs. The Town of Estes Park is accepting applications for: Equipment Operator Close Date: January 28, 2020

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Positions Needed Hostess - Full Time Busser - Full Time Servers - Full Time Line Cooks w/ Experience Line Breakfast Cook - FT Dishwasher - Full Time Food Runner - Full Time Bartender Call 970-889-0602 or apply at: 900 Moraine Ave.

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Estes Park Board of Appeals Plumbing Experience Close Date: Open until Filled Parks Advisory Board Close Date: Open until filled (Committee application required) Applications are available at: Town Hall 170 MacGregor Ave. Room 130 (Mon-Fri 8 am – 5 pm) or www.estes.org/ jobs Return Application to: Town of Estes Park, Attn: HR; by mail to PO Box 1200, Estes Park, CO 80517; or via Email to HR@Estes.org 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.

We’re gearing up for end of summer and the fall season and hiring for the following positions starting at $13.80/hr.: • Checker • Courtesy Clerk • Day-Stocker • Overnight Stocker • Bakery Clerk • Deli Clerk • Produce Clerk • Seafood Clerk • Cake Decorator • Meat Cutter Get your application at: www.careersatsafeway.com. After your application has been completed, please call our hiring manager Ann at 970.586.4447.

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Commercial Rentals

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Sites available for RV or Vehicle Storage on Moraine Ave. 970-412-9672

Beginners Guitar Lessons in EP, Call 870-925-1895 to schedule. $20/hr



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Class A Office 2014 Construction, Full Service, Furnished or Unfurnished offices in Downtown location, Near Town Hall. $450 to $550 per month. All internet opApartments tions including Fiber available. Includes Conference Newly remodeled 1 BR in Room, Handicap Downtown Estes Park. 1Restrooms, Copy and Year lease, available Scanning Facility, Coffee February 15, $1,100/mo Room. includes utilities. Call Thom at Verus References required. Call Commercial, Inc. M-F 10 am - 3 pm. 970-586-2448 (970) 480-5458 2 BD, 1 BA rental. Garage, W/D, 1 yr. lease. N/S, N/P. $1400/mo, plus utilities. 970-324-7692.

Fully Furnished Efficiency TV - Internet -Utilities included. Perfect for temporary worker in Estes Park. Single person, no pets, no smoking. $225/week or $800/mo. 970-586-5425 APARTMENT FOR RENT Close to town 1 bed, 1 bath. Utilities included. N.S. N.P. $1100 per month plus deposit. Call 586-4175. Available 2/1/20

880 sq. ft. commercial rental with two offices, large reception area, handicapped bath, individual heating and A/C and front door parking. $880/mo. plus NNN and utilities. Graves Avenue Plaza. Call Peggy at 970-232-5588.

Child Care In home childcare available. Mon.-Fri. Ages 1 to 5. $275/week. [Stay at home mama Looking for 1 to 2 kids to babysit until May.] Call/text 970-571-4889

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

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

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