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Estes Park News is dedicated to bringing the Good News of the Estes Park community.

January 31, 2020

Eagle In Waiting This female Bald Eagle was photographed on her favorite roost. She appeared to be a bit grumpy on this particular morning. Egg laying may be imminent. Photo by Richard H. Hahn hahn23@gmail.com alpenglowimages.info

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Service Elevated – Our Commitment To Providing Excellent Customer Service

Next Mayor's Chat Is Thursday, February 13th 6,800 copies were printed this week, and distributed FREE to hundreds of Estes Valley locations including Allenspark, Glen Haven & Lyons.

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Estes Park Mayor Todd Jirsa invites community members to join him for a Mayor's Chat Thursday, Feb. 13 at 4 p.m. at Latitude 105, located at 101 S. St. Vrain Ave. Mayor Jirsa holds monthly Mayor's Chats, with varied dates, times and locations throughout Estes Park.


Nearly every service we deliver as a Town government involves an interaction with a customer. Whether you are a resident of the Town, a customer of one of our utilities, a guest visiting our community for a short time, or a Town employee, the customer service you receive from the Town government likely influences the way you experience Estes Park. We can all conjure up examples of a poor customer service experience and how that experience negatively impacted our impression of the organization providing that service. That is not how we want our stakeholders to experience our local government. Accordingly, the Town is committed to customer service excellence as a cornerstone of all of the services we provide to the community. Delivering great customer service in the form of a positive experience with Town government via a well-trained, friendly, and helpful staff is a priority for the Town because it supports our vision, mission, and Strategic Plan. Great customer service helps us enhance our position as a premier mountain community and provide reliable, high-quality services to our residents and guests. This delivery of great customer service also supports three key outcome areas in the Town Board’s Strategic Plan: Exceptional Guest Services, Outstanding Community Services, and Governmental Services and Internal Support. While the Town receives solid customer service ratings in our biennial Community Survey – 78% of respondents rated the Town’s customer service as excellent or good in 2018 – there is always room for improvement. Enter Service Elevated -- a customer-service training program created by a team of Town staff from across the organization. The foundation of this training is our customer service values, which represent our service priorities:

1. Responsive - We assess situations with care and respond to customer needs in a helpful and timely manner. 2. Approach - We approach each customer with respect and empathy, engaging in open dialogue and demonstrating a willingness to listen and work together toward the best possible outcome. 3. Outcome-Focused - We provide reliable and efficient services to meet customer needs, taking proactive, innovative measures and seeking closure for each customer interaction. 4. Supportive - We are empowered through development, education and resources to provide the appropriate customer service in a supported environment. 5. Accessible - We strive to ensure that information and resources are kept up to date and easy to find and understand. The Service Elevated program consists of a half-day training that is mandatory for all Town employees. This comprehensive training includes modules on our organizational customer service values, the customer experience, the customer service cycle, self-care, and practice sessions with customer service scenarios. Employees are guided through the training program by two members of the team that created program. These facilitators walk employees through the reasons customer service is important to the Town, and tactics and strategies to provide the best customer service possible. Whatever your customer experience is with the Town of Estes Park, we want to hear from you! Please email serviceelevated@estes.org with feedback on the service you receive from Town of Estes Park staff. You can also visit www.estes.org/serviceelevated for more information about our customer service program.

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Charley L. Dickey Mayor Candidate A pledge to the Estes Park Citizens. Mine are simple. As your Mayor, I pledge to: Do the best job I can, given the trust of the Estes Park Citizens. Vote and explain my judgment based on public input, research done and personal experience. Work with Town Board Trustees to manage the tremendous regional growth

Park, Colorado as a businessman and consultant. While in Texas, Charley worked on the Comprehensive Planning Committee for the better part of a year and also the Burnet County Transportation Committee. After moving to Estes Park in 2009, he attended the Citizen’s Information Academy in 2010 then the Citizen’s Police Academy in 2011. He was appointed and served on the Transportation Visioning Committee, the Design Sign Review Board, the Estes Valley Planning Commission, the Mayor’s Initiative on Economic Development, the Board of Visit Estes Park and GO NOCO Board. His past community involvement includes servCharley L. Dickey ing on volunteer Boards of the Estes Valley Partners for Comthat is coming to our Town merce Board, Downtown Business PartPromote proactive thought and action ners Board, Estes Park ECE, Estes Park rather than constantly reacting to probin Bloom Committee, Town Events lem issues. Committee, Paint Estes Pink CommitCharley L. Dickey IV was born in tee, Estes Park Table Tennis Club and Columbus, Nebraska. As a young boy he Estes Park Fourteeners. He was the vacationed with his parents in Colorado Charter President to Longs Peak Rotary almost every summer. After high school Club and member of the Rotary Club of and a couple of college semesters, Estes Park. He is currently a charter Charley enlisted in the USAF during the member of the Estes Chamber of ComVietnam war then began his career merce. working at a large commercial printing During the last seven years, Charley company in Omaha, Nebraska. As a sucworked with two great teams to create cessful production manager, he moved the Estes Park EDC to Dallas, TX then and the Estes ChamBelcamp, MA and ber of Commerce. back to Denver, CO Moving to Estes working with large Park in 2009 and commercial printmarrying Kathleen George in 2011 has ing companies. proven to be the best decision ever. In 1988, Charley bought his first comCharley met, proposed, and married his pany, Little ol’ Printshop in Cheyenne, bride here in Estes Park at the Stanley Wyoming. Since then he has created a Hotel. They enjoy working together at dozen different companies including a their business Rustic Mountain Charm Real Estate agency, property managein downtown Estes Park. Their extended ment and maintenance company, computer sales and service company, real es- family includes Kathleen’s two sons who live in Frederick and Estes Park with tate development company, consulting their wives and two grandsons and two company and most notably a government contracting company called Denali granddaughters. In addition to their Ventures, Inc. Denali Ventures a national downtown business, Charley also helps people as a former SBDC general busicompany, achieved the honor of being ness consultant and current business named the Inc. 500 magazines number consultant through his company Dickey rd th 133 and 69 in 2002 and 2003 respecBusiness Consulting. tively of the fastest growing companies Charley’s interests include mounin the country. It was also the fastest taineering (two-time 14teeners summigrowing company in Wyoming both teer) trail running, and continuing to years. climb Longs Peak annually when possiSince 2005, Charley has been involved ble, pickleball, table tennis, bridge, with city government both in Marble chess, pool and local business. Falls, Texas as a developer and in Estes

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Vern Carda Will Be The New Estes Park Health CEO The Estes Park Health Board of Directors voted unanimously to offer Vern Carda the Estes Park Health CEO, position, and he has accepted our offer. Vern is very excited to begin serving as Estes Park Health's next CEO. His scheduled start date is Monday March 23, 2020. Since 2015, Vern has been Vice President of Regional Operations for the Billings Clinic which is based in Billings, Montana. Billings Clinic is Montana’s largest health care organization and serves a vast region covering much of Montana, northern Wyoming and the western Dakotas. Within this region, Vern has had operational responsibility for 11 Critical Access Hospitals, four regional branch clinics, and other regional partnerships such as a joint venture cardiology program. Vern’s resume and his answers to five questions can be found on the Estes

Park Health website: https://eph.org/about-us/board-of-directors/ceo-search/ Please join us in welcoming Vern Carda as the new Estes Park Health CEO.

The charge(s) are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. On January 22 at 9:31 a.m. police contacted the driver of a vehicle in the 900 block of Moraine Ave. Upon further investigation, the man was found to be wanted on a warrant from the Larimer County Courts for misuse of license plates. Officers took the male to the EPPD and issued a $150 PR bond to him and he was later released. On January 23 at 3:51 p.m. police arrested a 19 year old Estes Park male and charged him with a theft related to a business at 521 Big Thompson Ave. He was issued a summons and later released. On January 25 at 7:03 p.m. police observed a 59 year old male driver from

Estes Park fail to yield the right of way at 215 W. Riverside Drive. The male was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol and refused any chemical testing. He was charged with DUI and failure to yield the right of way and transported to the Larimer County Jail. On January 26 at 8:50 p.m. police contacted a 30 year old male from Estes Park at 1224 Graves Ave. who was wanted on four warrants. He was wanted for felony impersonation of a police officer, two counts of theft and driving under restraint. He was also found to be in felony possession of a controlled substance and he was arrested and transported to the Larimer County Jail.

Vern Carda

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The Estes Park Kindness Project Takes Place Throughout February The Kindness Diaries author and host Leon Logothetis speaks Feb. 5 and 6 Estes Park Mayor Todd Jirsa is pleased to announce a community partnership the Estes Park Kindness Project - to take place throughout the month of February 2020. The Kindness Project is inspired by global adventurer, author and Netflix series host Leon Logothetis. His book The Kindness Diaries focuses on accepting and generating kindness. Mayor Jirsa commented, "I learned of Leon's adventures earlier this year and have become inspired by his story. His messages have the power to change how we view everyone around us and bring more positivity to our lives." Kicking off The Kindness Project is a free, community presentation by Logothetis Feb. 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m, sponsored by the Town of Estes Park. The author will lead an inspiring talk about the power of giving, with a special introduction from popular comedian Shed G, who is known for his clean, faith-based comedy that captivates all audiences. Seating is limited for this family-friendly program; reservations are recommended -- visit 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 handcrafted greeting cards will be ready to share. Book Discussion: The Kindness Diaries Feb. 18, 6:30-8 p.m. The inspirational story of Leon Logothetis, a stockbroker who leaves his unfulfilling desk job in search of a meaningful life. His story has inspired readers to accept kindness and generate it in their own lives. Tie-Dye Socks (Grades 3-5) Feb. 24, 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. 22-28). Learn more about conflict resolution services in the Estes Valley at www.estes.org/restorativejustice.

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Open Houses In Estes Park To Cover Changes In County, Town Planning Services The Town of Estes Park and Larimer County are transitioning to provide separate land use planning services within the town limits and the unincorporated areas of the Estes Valley. Larimer County will begin planning for the unincorporated areas of the Estes Valley, and planning within the town limits of Estes Park will be overseen by the town beginning April 1, 2020. Two public open houses are scheduled to discuss this transition with residents, covering: Anticipated planning differences between town and unincorporated land use planning Plans for a new town planning commission and new town board of adjustment How the county and the town will address the vacation home process Larimer County's proposed approach to managing planning and development

review The open house hosted by Larimer County will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., February 5, 2020, in the Estes Park Town Hall, 2nd Floor, 170 MacGregor Ave., Estes Park. Town staff will also be available. Property owners and stakeholders in the unincorporated Estes Valley are encouraged to attend this session. The open house hosted by the Town of Estes Park will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., February 12, 2020, in the Estes Park Town Hall, 2nd floor, 170 MacGregor Ave., Estes Park. County staff will also be available. Property owners and stakeholders in the town limits are encouraged to attend this session. Updated information about the transition will be forthcoming at https://www.larimer.org/planning/estesvalley or www.estes.org/planningandzoning.

Two Individuals Found Deceased In Rocky Mountain National Park Warning: this news release contains potentially distressing material. Last Friday, January 24, park rangers were notified of a suicidal subject likely in Rocky Mountain National Park. The individual’s vehicle was located near Upper Beaver Meadows Road. While searching for the occupants of the vehicle, park rangers temporarily held traffic entering the park through the Beaver Meadows Entrance and Fall River Entrance on the east side of Rocky Mountain National Park. This occurred from approximately 3:30 to 4:30 p. m. The subject and another individual were located by park rangers and both were deceased. Park rangers conducted an on scene investigation and the individuals were transferred to the Larimer County Coroner’s Office. The Larimer County Coroner’s office will release positive identification when next of kin are notified. The cause of death will be released after an autopsy is conducted. Assisting Rocky Mountain National

Park Law Enforcement rangers during this quickly developing incident were Estes Park Police Department, Larimer County Sheriff ’s Office, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Loveland Police Department. On Monday, January 27 we received word from RMNP that the individuals from Friday's incident in Rocky Mountain National Park had been positively identified: Tristen Watson, 24 year old female of Colorado Springs, Colorado Christopher Watson, 17 month old male, son of Tristen Watson The cause of death was gunshot wounds. Their bodies were located by park rangers on the Beaver Meadow Trail, near Upper Beaver Meadows Road. As is standard, the investigation is ongoing by the National Park Service. No further information is available at this time.

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 19, the Estes Valley Fire Protection District (EVFPD) responded to 7 calls for service. This included: • Emergency medical (assist EPH): 1 • MVC: 1 • Alarm Activations: 1 • Fire: 1 • Gas Leak: 2 • Smoke/Odor investigation: 1 Estes Valley Fire www.estesvalleyfire.org

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Construction To Take Place On US 36 Milepost 8 Project Background This flood project involves installing two major drainage structures under US 36 by removing the roadway surface, excavating, and drilling horizontally beneath the highway. The project is approximately eight miles south of Estes Park near the Lion Gulch trailhead. Work entails rock blasting, re-benching the embankment between the highway and the Little Thompson River, restoring the river alignment, and placing riprap along the river’s restored alignment. These permanent repairs are a follow-up to emergency repairs made after the September 2013 Flood disaster, and will improve the roadway’s resilience to future flood events. Project Purpose This project is designed to put the Little Thompson River back into its natural alignment through Muggins Gulch. When US 36 was built in 1937, the river was channeled away from Muggins

Gulch into the roadside ditch that exists today. This section of the river channel washed out in the 1976 and 2013 Floods, causing significant damage to the roadway embankment that resulted in costly repairs and extended closures of a primary route in and out of Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. New drainage structures installed for the permanent repair will return the river to its natural path beneath the highway and minimize erosion damage and highway closures during the next flood. Initial construction work began in January 2020 and the project is expected to finish in early 2021. A 30-day full closure of US 36 is planned for the MarchApril time period. As soon as the exact date of this closure is set we will publish it in the Estes Park News. See the Travel Impacts page for more information by visiting: bit.ly/3aSsYLM on the CDOT website.

Meeting Notice Regarding Re-zoning Request AdEstes Properties LLC will hold a neighborhood and community meeting on February 11, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. at 1230 Big Thompson Avenue to present

and discuss a re-zoning request. Please direct any questions regarding this meeting to David LaSalle via email at info@rmhclub.com.

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Angela Myers, Larimer County Clerk, To Speak In Estes Park On February 9 Ballots will soon be in your mail so coming a voter in Colorado is also made what could be more timely than finding easy by the use of electronic links such out how our votes are protected and as “VoteLarimer.org” and “GoVoteColcounted in Larimer County. Angela My- orado.com.” Colorado also allows perers, Larimer County Clerk and Recorder, sons to register as voters at age 16, will be in Estes Park on Sunday, Februpreparing them to start voting when ary 9, from 2:00 to they reach age 18. 4:00 p.m., to cover All of these provisions these topics in detail make voting in Colorado and to answer your accessible and convenient, voting questions. Anand it may also improve gela’s presentation voter turnout. For the Nowill be in the Library’s vember 2018 mid-term Hondius Room. This election, Colorado as a presentation is open State ranked number two in to the public and is voter turnout, with an overhosted by the Estes all voter participation rate Valley Democrats. of 63%, just slightly behind As County Clerk, Minnesota at 64.2%. Angela oversees the Larimer County’s turnout election process in Angela Myers in 2018 was even higher at our County – from 71%. These turnout numidentifying voters to receive ballots by bers flew past previous mid-term elecmail, the security and chain of possestion figures. sion of the voted ballots from drop box Colorado’s voting rules continue to to Clerk’s office, and of course, the evolve, with the addition of opening counting, verifying, and final reporting major party primaries to unaffiliated processes. These are all steps we must voters starting in 2018. That change was take to protect our sacred right to vote. passed by the voters in 2016, along with Voting in Colorado is regulated by the opening Colorado to participating in a State, but the Clerks oversee the process Presidential Primary. in their specific Counties. Colorado is Angela’s office has already been busy – one of only three states in the country to as the first ballots to be mailed in 2020 utilize a vote-by-mail system for all its will be sent the next day-Monday, Febelections. ruary 10. These ballots will be for ColColorado’s system was adopted in 2013 orado’s first participation in the Super by legislation allowing a ballot by mail Tuesday Presidential Primary on March for every state voter, providing voter 3. Other County and State elections in polling and service centers for any voters 2020 will be the June 30 Primary (for all not wanting or not able to vote by mail, non-Presidential candidates) and the and allowing “same-day” registration November 3 General Election. and voting at voter service centers. In So 2020 is a busy voting year – but addition, Colorado opens its voter what could be more important? Please polling and service centers the week be- come hear the facts on voting in fore elections to allow early in-person Larimer County. For more information, voting. email EstesValleyDemocrats Besides “same-day” registration, be-

Estes Park Senior Citizens Center Activities

Exercise Classes All exercise classes are free to EPSCC members, Silver Sneakers and MedX members Tri-Fit: Monday / Wednesday / Friday 10:30-11:15 a.m. Great cardio, strength and flexibility workout for all levels of fitness. Elements of Balance: Tuesday /Thursday 9:15-10:15 a.m. Gentle chair and floor yoga, strengthening both mind and body for balance in everyday life. The class is designed for all levels, beginners to yoga veterans. Activities-Free to EPSCC members Mah Jongg: Tuesdays 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Learn to play and enjoy this ancient Chinese game. All are welcome, and we love introducing newbies to the game! Crafts with Carma, 12:15-1:30 p.m., The first Wednesday of every month. Come join us and learn to make whimsical, festive and fun crafts. All supplies are fur-

nished, and no reservations are needed, just drop by. Coffee, cookies and comradery, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Our coffee pot is always on, there are friends to chat with, jigsaw puzzles to conquer, books, magazines, local newspapers, a computer … It’s your new home, and you are always welcome. Events Friday, February 14th, 11:30 a.m. Anyone with a heart is invited to our Valentine's Day Party. We’ll have live music, an amazing dessert table, a Valentine's card exchange, chocolates and lots of laughter. Big Horn will be serving up their fantastic signature salad with grilled shrimp, a Senior Citizens Center favorite. We are taking lunch reservations up until 1 p.m. February 13th, or until we run out of space, so call 970-581-2195 to rsvp. Lunch is $5 for members, $8 for guests. The Senior Citizens Center is located at 1760 Olympian Lane, 970-581-2195.

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It was halfway through 2018 when we moved my mom and dad into an independent living community, downsizing from their 4-bedroom home of 45 years where they reared five children, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary and marked their milestone 85th birthday (Dad) and 80th birthday (Mom). We had an impromptu garage sale which made us feel like traitors, encouraging buyers to take away many of Dad and Mom’s personal belongings when deep down we didn’t want anybody to touch anything. (“Keep your grubby paws off, ” we wanted to say. “Yes, I’ll take two dollars for that,” we said with a forced smile instead.) Strangers walked through our home, claiming items that had always been a part of my life. Some of them we’d used only the day before. We sold dressers, sofas, the hi-fi Dad built with Ted Meredith of Meredith Publishing 60 years ago, Dad’s record albums and the record player too. During the sale on a sunny autumn day, Dad sat in his favorite chair—with a price tag on it—in the middle of the yard, watching his life’s accumulations disappear right before his very eyes. By day’s end, what didn’t sell got pulled into the garage, where our remaining treasures looked more like discards, stacked haphazardly on top of each other and spilling out of dented, dusty boxes. We hauled a truckload of unwanted goods to the thrift store the next day and then went back to the house, which now felt as empty and hollow as our hearts. We moved through the deserted rooms and tried to remember the most significant moments that took place there but that was impossible, with grief echoing off the bare walls and tears running down our faces to drip from our chins. When we pulled the front door closed behind us, I felt like I was deserting my past. My dad passed away five weeks later and six months after that we moved my mom into assisted living. This move, from a two-bedroom apartment to a one-bedroom unit, meant another reduction in possessions. It was a little easier this time, but we still had to make tough decisions about what to keep and what to cast off. A scant seven months later, we have taken the next step and moved my mom into memory care. Now she is down to just one room and nine pieces of furniture. As we packed her up this time we realized what is left is the best of the best—the keep-forever things we have not let go of so far and cannot yet relinquish. How can we get rid of photos of a young Dad in his Boy Scout uniform? A tomboy Mom with her knobby knees and long pigtails? Handsome Gramps standing proudly next to Gram in her

nursing cap? We face the same dilemma as everyone else—what do we do with all these pictures? Surely somebody wants them. Mom no longer needs her dishes—she will never cook again. After Dad died, Mom was lost in their double bed—she now sleeps alone in a twin. There is no need for playing cards, Sudoku books, the TV, or her favorite reads. Mom’s world is very small now and she needs the simplicity of an uncluttered living space. We made more trips to the thrift store to donate several boxes full of Mom’s things. Then I discovered one box of keepers was missing. It must have inadvertently ended up at the thrift store when it was supposed to get transported to home. That box had several sentimental pieces in it that had made the cut each time. I went to the thrift shop to buy back what I could. I wandered around the store, seeing familiar chairs, tables, lamps and kitchenwares with price tags on them. They were ours but they no longer belonged to us. I know their stories but once they have a new owner, those stories will be wiped away as if they never existed. I felt as if I’d bumped into someone I used to live with whose stories I knew intimately but whose life eventually diverged dramatically; once so very familiar yet now a mere acquaintance at most. I had to leave the store. My grandma had a cast iron pot that hung from her family’s covered wagon as it bumped and lunged its way across Iowa to Colorado. My mom wanted to have that pot but after Gram died, it was lost. Mom never knew what happened to it. The current owner has no idea of the family history that heavy pot carried in its blackened belly. The pot is gone but the real loss is in the story that is no longer a part of that pot. To the new owner it is just a pot, bought at a bargain price at a secondhand store. With each delivery to a thrift store, boxes full of stories are lost and keepsakes become hard, cold objects. I’ve been striving for several years to minimize my own belongings. But if I give away these last remaining pieces of Mom’s life, her stories will fade away. They are already gone from her memory yet I have them still. I want to hold onto as much of her as I can—her life, her history, her stories. The time willcome when I can let go (hopefully), but that time is not now. You may let The Thunker know what you think at her e-mail address, donoholdt@gmail.com. © 2020 Sarah Donohoe



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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 winetasting seminar is included. Expected winery participants include: Aspen Peak Cellars; Black Arts Cellars; Blue Mountain Vineyards; Red Fox Cel-

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lars; 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.

Gail Albers Named Director Of The Colorado Affiliate Of Loving Spirit, Inc. OBTP#B13696 © 2020 HRB Tax Group, Inc.

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

Gail Albers, Director, Colorado Affiliate of Loving Spirit, Inc.

Loving Spirit, the national non-profit that is changing the way we think about, prepare for and respond to grief and loss, announced today that a new Colorado Affiliate Chapter has been launched in Estes Park. According to Dayle E. Spencer, President of Loving Spirit, “Gail Albers has been named to the position of Director of the Colorado Affiliate.” Albers, who retired from the YMCA of the Rockies several years ago, has been previously affiliated with the non-profit organization as a Board Member and currently serves as an Emeritus Board Member.

Loving Spirit offers free, public workshops to teach audiences new skill sets, mindsets and tools to help them navigate the journey of loss. It will be presenting a workshop March 28-29 in Aurora, Colorado at the Hoffman Library. The late March event is free and open to the public by pre-registration only. To register go to: www.lovingspirit.info. According to Spencer, others who will be working with Albers on the March workshop include: Sally Park, Director of Training, Rosemary Sloan, former Board Chair, Cindy Minier, Director of Operations and Michelle Ellington. She expressed appreciation to the entire team, as well as to Virginia de La Paz and Midori Clark, at the Aurora Public Library, for hosting the event. “Because we have so many dedicated volunteers serving the needs of our participants we are able to insure that more than 90% of every dollar donated to Loving Spirit goes directly to fulfilling our mission,” said Spencer. “We are grateful for every gift made to help further our reach. We look forward to delivering many more services in Colorado in coming years.” Loving Spirit will also be offering workshops in California, Ohio, Arizona, and Idaho in 2020.

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1917 Book Club To Take Place February 19, 2020 On Wednesday, February 19, 2020, the 1917 Book Club hosted by the Estes Park Museum will explore local title, Then the Women Took Over: A Hundred Years of the Estes Park Woman's Club. The book explores the founding, projects, and influence of the Estes Park Woman's Club. Light snacks will be provided. This program is free and open to the public. Book Club will take place at the Estes Park Museum meeting room from 10 11:30 a.m. It is strongly encouraged that participants read each book prior to the program to take part in the discussion. No registration is required. Then the Women Took Over chronicles the first hundred years of the Club. The Estes Park Woman's Club was founded in 1912 and undertook projects that shaped the Estes Park community we know today. Notably, the Woman's Club was instrumental in the establishment of

a public library, creating hiking trails, and beautification projects around Estes Park. Museum staff will facilitate a lively discussion about the title. 1917 Book Club titles can be purchased at the Museum Gift Shop or Macdonald Bookshop. Additionally, the Estes Valley Library will circulate a limited number of copies, holds can be placed on circulating copies if all are currently checked out. For any questions regarding the event, please call or email Curator of Interpretation, Mikaela Fundaun, at mfundaun@estes.org or 970-577-3762. The mission of the Estes Park Museum is to conduct activities that preserve, share and respect the unique history of Estes Park. For more information, call the Estes Park Museum at 970-586-6256 or visit the Museum's website at www.estes.org/museum.

League of Women Voters Remind Us Of Upcoming Important Dates The League of Women Voters of Estes Park urge all registered voters to be aware of these important upcoming dates: The Presidential Primary will be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Ballots will be mailed out to all registered voters after January 31, 2020 and must be returned to the Larimer County Clerk by 7 p.m. March 3, 2020. Precinct Caucuses will be held on Saturday, March 7th, 2020 from 2-4 p.m. Registered voters must be affiliated with either the Republican or the Democratic

Party to participate in the Caucus process. The deadline to affiliate is Friday, February 14, 2020. There is no Unaffiliated Caucus. The Democrats will meet at the Estes Park Middle School and the Republicans will meet at the Estes Park High School. The Mayor and Trustee election will be held on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. All registered votes residing in the town limits will receive a mail-in ballot. It must be returned to the Town Clerk’s office no later than 7 PM on April 7,, 2020.

SPECIAL EVENTS Sunday, Feb 2 @4 pm - Celebrate Super Sunday by sharing our Pig Roast ($12) by Chef John Marshall, a bowl of soup ($10) by the Youth in Action, and of course Giant-screen FOOTBALL! (plus some fun games for the super bowl commercials). See esteslegion.org for details!


Tuesday & Thursday Feb 4 & 6 @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, Feb 4 @6:30 am Sunrise Rotary breakfast meeting Tuesday, Feb 4 @2:30 pm Foundation meeting Wednesday, Feb 5 @5:15 pm Events Committee meeting

HAVE FUN! No Bingo on Feb 2...come watch the Super Bowl with us! Sunday, Feb 9 @ 6 pm Bingo! Fun and cash prizes for all ages! Tuesday, Feb 4 @ 5:30 pm Karaoke with Mountain Man MC! We all sound like pros! Wednesday, Feb 5 @ 6:30 pm Pool League Fridays, Jan 31 & Feb 7 @ 7 pm Queen of Hearts is back! Win $$!!

WE WANT TO FEED YOU! Friday, Jan 31 5:30-7 pm Lasagna dinner $15 Friday, Feb 7 5:30-7 pm Taco Bar dinner $10

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The Story Of Josephine Hupp 2020 offers all of us the opportunity to celebrate not only the passage of the 19th Amendment but also the achievements of women over that last 100 years. Celebrations are planned nationwide, in every state and in local communities. A number of local organizations and community leaders, under the leadership of Jean McGuire, have formed a committee to coordinate the local celebration under the title, “100 Years: A Celebration of Women.” As a part of the festivities, we plan to collect stories about Estes Valley women in the form of paragraphs. Submission period: Now to May 15. Maximum length: 200 words, A story about any woman with a connection to Estes Park. These paragraphs will be collected by the Estes Valley Library. They will then appear in the local newspapers and 100 will be chosen to be published as a booklet for November release. Submit your paragraphs digitally (preferred) to choymanwendell@estesvalleylibrary.org or hard copy to the front desk. Here is the first of the submissions.

Of all of Estes Park's pioneer businesswomen, none was more successful than Josephine (Josie) Hupp (1857-1932), who during her lifetime owned and managed four of Estes Park's downtown hotels and a popular cafe, and still found time (between 1907 and 1914) to serve as Estes Park's postmistress. Born in Michigan, Josie came to Loveland in 1878 as the bride of Augustus Blinn. Following his death, she met and in 1893 married Henry Hupp, son of pioneers John and Eliza Hupp who had come to Estes Park in 1875 to ranch and farm what is now Upper Beaver Meadows. With the platting of the Town in 1905, the enterprising Josie, with Henry's help, entered the hotel business, beginning in 1906 with the construction of Estes Park's first downtown hotel, the Hupp, at the corner of Elkhorn and Moraine. Completed in 1907, the building is now the Indian Village. In 1919 she completed the Josephine Hotel further down Elkhorn (now recognizable as the Wheel Bar). She would also purchase and manage the Manford Hotel (across from the Hupp) and the Sherwood Hotel, further up Elkhorn, earning for herself a place in By: James H. Pickering, Historian Laureate Estes Park history unlikely to be duplicated.

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Celebrating Women Is Coming Soon! Save The Date The Estes Park Woman’s Club will hold an event on May 16, 2020 featuring keynote speaker Kyle Dyer. Her program will be: The Power of Storytelling: Sharing, Listening & Connecting. How do we connect? Not through casual conversation-it’s through stories from the heart. Exchanging stories with one another is the way we relate on a much more profound level. Former Denver 9News anchor Kyle Dyer, is a storyteller and wordsmith who thrives on listening deeply to others & bringing forth their story. After a successful 20 years as a broadcast journalist in Denver, Kyle Dyer now refers to herself as a generative journalist. Kyle generates news to build commuKyle Dyer nity. Kyle is passionate about bringing people together, engaging and educating them though compelling video stories and when speaking before

live audiences. With Kyle Dyer Storytelling, Kyle partners with local businesses and individuals, groups and foundations to share video stories that capture their profound programs as well as the story behind "their why." Everyone has a story. Everyone deserves to be heard. Through deeply listening to people, Kyle is able to share stories that connect and unite us. Join Estes Park Woman’s Club May 16, 2020 for lunch and to hear this remarkable presentation. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. at the Estes Park High School Auditorium Tickets are now available and seating is limited. Price is $25.00 for lunch and speaker. Tickets are available from any Woman’s Club member or email CelebratingWomen2020@gmail.com

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Aerial Survey: Though Declining, Spruce Beetle Remains Top Priority For State And Federal Agencies Hundreds of Acres of Spruce Beetle-Caused Tree Mortality on Rio Grande National Forest - Photo (c) Dan West, CSFS

Forest managers are working together to address continued outbreaks of insects and disease on Colorado’s forests, including spruce beetle, which remains the most damaging forest pest in the state for the eighth consecutive year, based on a 2019 aerial detection survey led by the USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region, and Colorado State

Adult Roundheaded Pine Beetles - Photo (c) Dan West, CSFS

Forest Service. Every year, the agencies aerially monitor forest health conditions on millions of forested acres across the state. Today, the agencies released the results of last year’s aerial survey and survey map. “Healthy, resilient forests are crucial to ensure that the American public continues to have clean water and air, wildlife habitat and recreational opportunities,” said Jennifer Eberlien, acting regional forester for the USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region. “This report is a snapshot of year-round proactive efforts to manage forests statewide, promote healthy landscapes and shared stewardship.” Impacts from Native Bark Beetles In 2019, spruce beetle affected 89,000 acres of high-elevation Engelmann spruce across Colorado. Although the number of acres affected by this beetle declined for the fifth year in a row, it continues to expand its footprint by

spreading to previously unaffected areas. Last year, it affected 25,000 new acres of forest. Primary areas impacted by spruce beetle include forestlands in and around Rocky Mountain National Park and portions of the San Juan Mountains, West Elk Mountains and Sawatch Range. Since 2000, spruce beetle outbreaks caused tree mortality on roughly 1.87 million acres in Colorado, and about 41 percent of the spruce-fir forests in the state have now been affected. Blowdown events in Engelmann spruce stands, combined with long-term drought stress, warmer temperatures and extensive amounts of older, densely growing trees, contributed to this ongoing epidemic. Roundheaded pine beetle, along with associated native bark beetles, continued to affect ponderosa pine forests in Dolores County in southwest Colorado. This insect affected 22,000 acres in 2019. While this is a slight decline from 2018, when 26,900 acres were affected, record-low precipitation levels in 2018 in this part of the state have weakened tree defenses, providing an environmental window that continues to favor an increase in beetle populations in southwest Colorado. From Dry and Hot to Wet and Mild The amount of precipitation and daily temperature patterns affect how well trees in the state’s forests can ward off pests to remain healthy and resilient. Colorado experienced near-average temperatures from October 2018 to September 2019. During that same period, precipitation levels rebounded from the prior year, which was the sec-

ond driest on record since 1895, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. This was good for Colorado’s trees impacted by bark beetles. Adequate precipitation in 2019 bolstered their defenses by helping trees produce enough sap to resist insects attempting to enter through the bark. However, this precipitation, coupled with mild temperatures, caused heavy snowpack to persist later than usual, delaying tree symptoms from insect attacks. This made aerial detections difficult, which may explain the decline in acres affected by spruce beetle. Wet spring conditions in 2019 also created favorable conditions for several species of leaf fungi, which can cause early leaf drop and spotting on leaves of cottonwood, aspen and poplar trees. Defoliating insects may also cause damage. Surveyors detected disturbance on 73,600 acres of aspens in 2019, although these insects and diseases rarely cause significant tree decline unless trees are severely defoliated over multiple years. Most Widespread Forest Defoliator The aerial survey also revealed that western spruce budworm continues to be Colorado’s most damaging and widespread forest defoliator. The insect affected 147,000 acres of Douglas-fir and spruce trees in 2019, mostly in central

Aspen Fungal Leaf Spots

- Photo (c) Dan West, CSFS

and southern areas of the state. This is up from the 131,000 acres impacted by the western spruce budworm in 2018. Defoliation that occurs over several years may weaken a tree to the point where bark beetles can easily overcome the tree and kill it. In addition, the aerial survey showed the effects on forests from other insects. Douglas-fir beetle affected numerous pockets of forestland covering 7,400 acres, down from 14,000 acres in 2018, and the mountain pine beetle affected

View of Maroon Bells Near Snowmass During Aerial Survey - Photo (c) Dan West, CSFS

only 720 acres statewide. While it remains at natural, endemic levels, the aerial survey found a slight uptick in mountain pine beetle activity in the Taylor River drainage in Gunnison County. “Colorado’s forests are vital to the economic and ecological health of our state,” said Mike Lester, state forester and director of the Colorado State Forest Service. “Our partnership with the U.S. Forest Service on the aerial survey offers another great example of how working together, we can effectively address forest health issues that span property boundaries, like bark beetle outbreaks. With information from the survey, we better understand the health of our forests and can focus our efforts where they’ll make the biggest impact.” The aerial survey exemplifies the agencies’ continued support for shared stewardship and the recently signed Memorandum of Understanding, which establishes a framework for federal and state agencies to collaborate better, focus on accomplishing mutual goals and respond to ecological, natural resource and recreational challenges and concerns for our 24.4 million acres of forestlands in Colorado. This past year for the aerial survey, pilots use a tailored, web-based application that allows the USDA Forest Service to share data during flights in real time with partners and the public. By capitalizing on this technology, the agency can proactively and quickly respond to outbreaks that surveyors detect on forestlands, share data more collaboratively and cover more area efficiently. For more results from 2019 aerial survey, please visit https://bit.ly/38xkk3y. For more information on the insects and diseases of Colorado’s forests, and support for landowners seeking to achieve healthier forests, contact your local CSFS field office or visit csfs.colostate.edu.

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Gardening In Our High-Elevation Paradise By: Claire Hanson

Whether you are an experienced gardener or a newbie, there is always something new to learn about how to grow things, especially here in our dry, windy, high-elevation paradise. You can learn from many sources - gardening friends, from the Master Gardeners at the Farmer’s Market, from books and even from seed catalogs. The Estes Valley Community Garden website has lots of articles and links to information in response to our own community gardeners’ questions and requests. Click on evcg.org/resources to see what’s there. Meanwhile, here are some books from the Estes Valley Library that might inspire you to go dig in the dirt. You’ll find a treasure trove of other great gardening books at the library, if you go looking for these four on the shelves. As the Roman statesman Cicero stated a long, long time

ago, “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” Small-Space Vegetable Gardens: Growing Edibles in Containers, Raised Beds, and Small Plots (Andrea Bellamy, Timber Press, 2014). This is a wide-ranging guide to starting from scratch (so to speak!) in all aspects of gardening in small spaces. If I were a new gardener, I’d like to have this as a guidebook to the complete process of small-scale gardening. With specifics for our high-elevation, cool and dry climate, The Colorado Gardener’s Companion: An Insider’s Guide to Gardening in the Centennial State (Jodi Torpey, GPP, 2nd ed., 2015) is also an excellent resource for beginning or experienced gardeners. Colorado challenges including soil, water, weather and pests/diseases are addressed. Chapters on veggies, annuals, perennials, trees/shrubs and lawns provide good in-

formation on prep needed before planting, selecting appropriate varieties and growing techniques suited to the nine separate hardiness zones (3a – 7a) in our state. There’s a list of special Colorado gardens open to the public, such as Aurora Water Xeriscape Garden (now called Aurora Water-wise Garden), Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, and many others. Finally, a five-page listing of resources – from CSU Extension to Bat Conservation International (batcon.org) – is helpful if you are seeking more specifics on any topic. Good Garden Bugs: Everything You Need to Know About Beneficial Predatory Insects (Mary M. Gardiner, Quarry Books, 2015). Please don’t squash every bug you see in your world, or particularly in your garden! While this book is a detailed treatise on these insects, just paging through would give you a new appreciation for what is out there helping gardeners, as well as an incentive to identify any insects you see on your plants or in your soil, before you panic. The excellent photos will help with identification, although you may want to start with bugguide.net (recommended by the author) if you have

no idea what’s crawling around on your green bean leaves. And just for fun, as well as to help nurture a new generation of gardeners, check out Gardening Lab for Kids: 52 Fun Experiments to Learn, Grow, Harvest, Make, Play, and Enjoy Your Garden (Renata Fossen Brown, Quarry Books, 2014). This presents quite a varied and nice collection of projects for kids of all ages, with clear materials lists and pictures to supplement the clear directions. Paint a rock to decorate your garden, or build a rain gauge – there are projects for all ages. See you at the library! If you are looking for more information about Estes Valley Community Garden, explore our website at evcg.org or email the Board at evcg@evcg.org. We’d love to hear from you. Claire Hanson will grow salad greens at the Community Garden for the 5th year this coming season, having gardened with her mother and grandmother in New Jersey and then having to relearn everything in Boulder, then all over again on moving to Estes Park. She also volunteers at the library.

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Girl Scouts Forming New Troop In Estes Park All girls in grades Kindergarten through 3rd grade are invited to join a new Daisy/Brownie Girl Scout troop recently formed. Brand new Troop #77784 will hold a family information meeting on Friday, February 7th at 5:30 p.m. at the Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies on Brodie Ave. Recruitment Specialist Cheri Schonfeld will be available with registration materials and “goodies” to pass out and will be ready to answer any questions about Girl Scouts. At Girl Scouts your girl will prepare for a lifetime of leadership, success and adventure in a safe, no-limits

environment designed for and by girls. It’s a great time to join this new troop. There’s a whole season of fun awaiting girls between now and the end of the school year. Estes Park Girl Scouts will also be involved in the activities at the Community Garden as well as other upcoming events. For further information before this family meeting, call Service Unit Manager, Penny Roberts, at 970 586 1775 or Cheri Schonfeld at 970 212 2351. Emails are also welcome at probertscolo@gmail.com or cheri.schonfeld@gscolorado.org.

Book A Speaker Through Estes Park Health Foundation’s Speakers Bureau Estes Park Health is dedicated to building awareness on health-related topics through free programs presented by accredited health care staff. Physicians, nurses, and other health care providers are available to speak to your group or organization on a wide variety of topics with presentations tailored to fit the time, size, and location of your meeting. This free service is ideal for churches, schools, local clubs, and other community organizations. Past presentations include staying active in retirement, responding to cardiac emergencies, breast cancer awareness, pediatric accidental overdose in the home, injury prevention in mountain

sports, and wellness, and the staff at the Foundation and Estes Park Health will do their best to accommodate every request. Located right here in town, Estes Park Health has a wide range of experts available to speak on a variety of topics. To request a speaker or more info, go to www.GiveToEPH.org/speaker or contact Kaci at kyoh@eph.org or 970-4807339. The Estes Park Health Foundation increases community awareness of Estes Park Health, and develops, manages and distributes funds to assist EPH in fulfilling its mission. To learn more about initiatives or to volunteer, contact them at GiveToEPH.org or 970-577-4370.

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Hometown Heroes, YMCA Volunteers, being presented with cookies. Troop leaders Christine Guy and Amanda Hoskins and troop members Jessica, Sarah and Lexi. Courtesy photo

It’s (Almost) Girl Scout Cookie Time! As has been the case for most of the 108-year history of Girl Scouting, Girl Scout cookies will be available for direct sales from February 2 through March 8. Cookies can be purchased directly from Estes Park Girl Scouts, on line or at booth sales. Estes Park’s cookie manager, Breeyan Edwards announced that, for starters, the troops will be at the bowling tournament at Chipper’s Lanes on February 7-9 and also at the Rails in the Rockies event on February 15th from 9-7 and on February 16th from 10-5. When you make a Girl Scout cookie purchase, you’re helping the next generation of young female entrepreneurs get an important taste of what it takes to be successful – teamwork, planning and a positive outlook (and that’s just the beginning). You may have heard some rumblings and we are excited to confirm the new Girl Scout Cookie, which is arriving for the 2020 season along new packaging for the entire lineup. Meet Lemon-Ups™, a crispy lemon cookie baked with messages inspired by Girl Scout entrepreneurs. “I am a go-getter” and “I am an innovator,” for example, help bring the experience of Girl Scouting to life. Proceeds from your purchase stay in our local community, powering new experiences for the girls individually as well as for their troop. A camping trip to

Buena Vista, Co. is planned, including a visit to the Wolf Sanctuary and a horseback ride. Troop and individual badges are also purchased with cookie profits. The girls have already earned the cooking badges, first aid badge, and playing the past badges. The Junior troop will go to the Greeley Stampede and a tour of a small business will help them earn a small business badge. But yes, there’s more! The Cadette troop hopes to take a train trip adventure with their earnings. Customers are also able to purchase extra boxes of cookies beyond their own needs and donate them back to the troop to be presented to “Hometown Heroes.” This year, the Fire Department and the First Responders in Estes Park will be recipients of these donations. Purchase cookies and you will be making an investment in the world-changing business leaders of tomorrow. When you purchase cookies you are nurturing that go-getter spirit in the business world early on in girls’ lives, which will equip her with the confidence and know-how to dream big and do bigger. The public can use cookielocator.littlebrownie.com to find booth sales other than the Safeway location after February 2nd. Or contact cookie manager, Breeyan Edwards at 970 646 6555 or breeyan. edwards@gmail.com.


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‘HE, BEING DEAD, YET SPEAKS’ Our nation was shocked this week to hear of the tragic death of Kobe Bryant and several others in a helicopter accident. Having lived in Los Angeles for several years I became a Laker fan...but that was in the days of players like Jerry West, Elgin Baylor and Magic Johnson. Long since my loyalties turned to other teams, especially after we made Colorado our home: “Go Nuggets; Avs; Rockies; Broncos!” One thing that plagued my thinking was that the Lakers seemed to regularly ‘pluck’ the best players, pay them exorbitant salaries, and seemingly win easily. Therefore I didn’t think too much about players like Kobe, La Bron James, as persons…until this tragedy struck and people shared comments about personal relationships and the Kobe they knew. Seeing pictures of him and his family and the devotion he had to them, his career, and good he did for others, caused me to grieve his loss after seeing him in such a new light. Like you, I will be praying for his wife Vanessa and surviving three daughters. As I listened to an interview in which Kobe shared his philosophy of life he made this statement: “I always thought of myself as a ‘talented over-achiever’. He said, “I knew I had talent, but I was not content to let that dictate what kind of basketball player I would become, I always tried to ‘over-achieve’ in playing the game.” Later on I heard others talk about how that was his philosophy with his family, helping them to become the very best they could be: ‘talented’ but also not content to ‘get by’ but to ‘over-achieve’ like their father…the daughter who died in the crash, at just thirteen, had her eyes on playing in the Women’s NBA in the future. Through his coaching of young people, his business and other endeavors the ‘over-achiever’ philosophy prevailed as well. It dawned on me that that was a spirit all of us should pursue with our lives. And yet it eludes so many people. For example, we each know people who have convinced themselves that they lack talent or skills. As a result, they are unwilling to venture out and try things having never found their ‘gift’. We all have ‘gifts’. We just have to be convinced of that, and then try varied things until we discover what they are. What is your ‘gift’, talent? Kobe knew his. Once we discover our talent, like Kobe did early on, we need to invest our energies to ‘over-achieve’ in developing that talent or ability. There was an old saying, shared often years ago… probably introduced by a school teacher… “Good, better, best. Never let it rest until your ‘good’ is ‘better’ and your ‘better’ ‘best’” This seems to be the mindset of all truly great athletes, like Kobe Bryant. We hear about the practice, practice, practice driving spirit of our Nolen Arenado, Matt Holliday, and others, who, like Kobe, will be inducted into future Halls of Fame because they combine talent with effort. The Bible speaks to this. God’s Word reminds us that we all have talents and are gifted by God in various ways. Jesus told a story about that and chided the person who ‘hid and failed to use’ his God-given ability. God said: “Take away that wasted talent and give it to those who will use it.” So, search diligently for your talent and use it wisely. The Bible speaks also to Kobe and our ‘over-achieving’ philosophy. Solomon, a ‘talented ‘overachiever’ in his own right, gave these words of advice: “Whatsoever your hand finds to do, do it with your might!” and reminds us that ‘now’ is the time to do it, because, as our friend Kobe experienced, life is uncertain…and often much too short. To Vanessa and children, our prayers are with you. And to Kobe, thanks for the memories, the inspiration, and the message you’ve shared that may help us do better. Bob Lewis

Estes Park Senior Citizens Center Menu 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

February 10 - February 14 Monday, Feb 10 Shepherd’s Pie (mashed potatoes, beef, gravy & vegetables) w/ biscuit & soup of the day Tuesday, Feb 11 BBQ Chicken Breast w/ corn bread, grits & green beans Wednesday, Feb 12 Swiss Mushroom Burger w/ homemade chips Thursday, Feb 13 Chicken Alfredo w/ Spaghetti, garlic bread & side salad Friday, Feb 14 Signature Salad w/ Grilled Shrimp -- Valentine’s Day Celebration 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, Feb 3rd, you need to call before 1:00 PM on Friday, Jan 31st. 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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Be Our Valentine At Senior Citizen’s Center Party

Anyone with a heart is welcome to attend our Valentine's Day Party, 11:30 a.m., Friday, February 14th. The community is invited to come and have lunch, enjoy live music featuring hits from the 60s and 70s performed by Roy Dearen, and partake in a dazzling array of tantalizing desserts. Everyone attending will receive a treat bag filled with Valentine's goodies. Lunch, catered by Big

Horn Restaurant, will be their signature salad with grilled shrimp, a Senior Citizens Center favorite. We are taking lunch reservations up until 1 p.m. Thursday, February 13th, or until we run out of space, so call 970-5812195 to rsvp. Lunch is $5 for members, $8 for guests. Please bring a dessert to share, and a Valentine's card to exchange.

Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary Grant Applications Now Available

The Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary (EVSR) is now accepting applications for the 2020 Community Grants Programs. The EVSR invites proposals from charitable and other tax-exempt organizations in the Estes Valley for grants to support programs and projects to benefit the Estes Valley community. The deadline for receipt of the completed applications is March 31, 2020. Awards will be announced in late April. The grant application and guidelines can be found on the home page of the EVSR website, https://portal.clubrunner.ca/5242. Email the completed form to estessunriserotary@gmail.com (preferred) or mail the application to P. O. Box 4261, Estes Park, CO 80517. Funding for the Community Grants primarily comes from the two fundraising events the Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary conducts each year, The Labor Day Arts & Crafts Show and Autumn Gold, as well as through donations from community business partners and individual

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contributors. The EVSR greatly appreciates these partnerships as it allows ESVR the opportunity to give back more to our community. The Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary is proud to have provided thousands of dollars in community grants to organizations in the Estes Valley since 2009. Rotary is a service organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide. Rotarians provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build peace in the world. Rotary is dedicated to promoting truth, enhancing good will and friendships, and being beneficial and fair to all concerned. Nearly 1.2 million men and women belong to over 31,000 Rotary clubs in over 160 countries. Membership is by invitation and reflects a cross section of each community. The Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary Club is committed and dedicated to supporting the Estes Valley community.

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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

Giving Back Thursday

February 6, 2020 Come enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner at Mama Rose's or Poppy's Pizza & Grill 25% of the total daily sales will be donated to The Estes Park Learning Place We invite you to donate a children's book! 30% off price if purchased at MacDonald Book Shop

Rotary Club Of Estes Park Welcomes Jim Scritchfield As New Member

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

The Rotary Club of Estes Park welcomed the club’s newest member, Jim Scritchfield (right) as he was sworn in on Jan. 23. Scritchfield’s sponsor was Karol Rinehart (left). For more information about Rotary and how to get involved visit www.rotaryclubofestespark.org. Photo by Jon Thompson

The Rotary Club of Estes Park’s newest member, Jim Scritchfield, was inducted by Membership Chair Trudy Collar at the Rotary Club meeting on Jan. 23. Jim and his family have lived in Estes Park since 1994, but his job took him away often until his retirement from Kodak in 2017. Jim is active in the town’s music community as a drummer and he works part-time. Now he intends to contribute further to the community by being involved as a Rotarian. He has already helped with the Duck Rack for two years and plans to

volunteer for other Rotary projects. As the incoming Rotary International President, Holger Knaack, puts it, “Rotary isn’t just a club for people to join, but rather an invitation to endless opportunities.” Rotary Club of Estes Park's main objective is service— in the community, in the workplace, and around the globe. The 1.2 million Rotarians who make up more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in nearly every country in the world share a dedication to the ideal of Service Above Self.

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How Do You Know If Your Insurance Is In Network? actly what your particular insurance plan provides and how your plan interacts with our services. Heather Bird, Estes Park Health Hospital Billing Supervisor, shared this advice, “Patients should find their National Provider Identification (NPI) number for their provider and for services provided by Estes Park Health. The NPI registry is public information and available at npiregistry.cms.hhs.gov. Estes Park Health has also added the NPI codes for our providers and services at eph.org/patients-visitors/ billing-payments/national-provideridentification-npi. Contact Your Insurance Company to Understand Your Benefits A patient’s best option to learn exactly was is covered in their plan is call their insurance company or log into the website for their insurance company. Patients will be asked to put in the provider or hospital NPI number to see what is in network and covered. Patients must log into their account, or the insurance company website will provide generic information, and not information specific to their individual plan. ” She added, “We love to help our patients as much as possible, but we are not able to provide individual insurance coverage information. Patients should know that their insurance card does not tell our Registration team if their insurance

How can you find out if your insurance plan covers services at Estes Park Health? You need to contact them. All Insurance Plans Are Not Equal It is important to understand that all plans provided by insurance companies are not the same, your plan will provide the coverage you’ve agreed to pay for. Think of it like buying a car. You want to buy a Subaru Outback, but you only want the basics, that car will come with a standard price. But, what if you are willing to buy a Subaru Outback Limited with 10-way power driver’s seat, allweather package including heated seats, leather-trimmed upholstery and the 12speaker, 576-watt-equivalent Harman Kardon premium audio system – it is going to cost you more. While you and a friend my have the same insurance company (Blue Cross, Cigna, Kaiser), there is a very high probability that your actual plans are not the same and do not cover the same services at the same levels. Here is what you can know for sure. Estes Park Health takes Medicare, Colorado Medicaid (Estes Park Health does not take Medicaid plans from other states) and Kaiser Northern Colorado (no other Kaiser plans). It’s Important to Know Your Provider’s NPI Number Our Estes Park Health Patient Financial Services team can help you work through many questions regarding your bill, but they are not able to tell you ex-

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is in network. It is very important for patients to understand that their insurance is an agreement between them and their insurance company relating to their coverage, not an agreement between the insurance company and Estes Park Health.” Learn More About Insurance Benefits and an Emergency Department Visit One area that is very important for patients to understand is emergency department visits. The Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) is a federal law that requires anyone coming to an emergency department to be stabilized and treated, regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay. We get questions, “Why didn’t you tell me I wasn’t covered?” We must adhere to the EMTALA law, making it unlawful to discuss insurance prior to being treated. It is also important to note that many insurance companies are taking a critical look at emergency department visits. If your insurance company determines that an emergency department visit could have been handled in the Physician Clinic or in the new Urgent Care Center opening in May 2020, your claim could be denied, and you would be responsible for

the cost of services. Estes Park Health Physician Clinic has a Doctor of the Day with eight openings for same-day appointments on Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Each provider in the Physician Clinic also has additional walk-in opportunities and our mid-level providers have several open slots each day. Patient Financial Services is Here to Help You Understand Your Bill Everyone in the Patient Financial Services department knows that understanding your insurance coverage can be difficult. While we can’t help you track down exactly what your insurance covers, we do provide a Patient Financial Customer Service representative (970-577-4530), two Financial Counselors (970-577-4327 and 970-577-4528) dedicated to resolving patient balances and two Pre-Access Services Specialists (970-577-4524 and 970-577-4525) who will meet with patients for pre-op appointments to help you understand your financial responsibility prior to the hospital service and/or service with your health care provider based on the insurance information you provide to us.

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More Good News From Circle 119 Home Of American Legion Post 119

We hope you saw the article two weeks ago about the changes at Estes Park’s American Legion Post 119. Look for the article online or on the Legion website esteslegion.org/ to get up-to-speed on Circle 119 and the changes that are in process. Meanwhile we have several great updates to share with you! First, we are pleased to announce that our kitchen remodel has passed all inspections and we again have a functioning kitchen! Thanks to all for their patience as we worked to install a hood (and appliances) that meets current code requirements. We still have some cosmetic changes to complete, but all-in-all we are cooking! The public is welcomed to join us for our Friday night dinners which range from a yummy low-cost taco night to an amazing steak night on the 2nd Friday of the month. Next, we are pleased to announce our new membership campaign called Circle 119 Friends. This membership group is designed for those individuals who are not veterans and do not have a close veteran relative, but still carry a strong sense of patriotism and a desire to show their support for those who have served. An annual membership in this group is $100 (or more if you wish to donate more). Join before May 1 to have your membership dollars matched and leveraged to a $200 gift to Circle 119. Email us epal@esteslegion.org or go to our website

https://esteslegion.org/ or stop by Circle 119 between 3 and 9 p.m. to get a membership application. A $500 donation will give you a special spot on our Winners’ Circle donor board! Send your donations and/or your membership applications to P.O. Box 127, Estes Park, CO 80517. You missed a great Bingo Fundraiser last Sunday night if you weren’t at Circle 119. A Bingo night was sponsored by the Estes Park Sunrise Rotary to benefit EPHS Chilean Exchange Student Antonia ‘Anto” Troncoso. Over 80 people participated, raising more than the goal of funding Anto’s trip through the Western U. S. at the end of her academic year. Another option for you: Join us on Sunday February 2 for our Super Bowl party, including a Pig Roast ($12) and a Soup Bowl ($10) benefit for Crossroads Ministries by Youth in Action. You can also participate in Giant-screen viewing of the game, Super-Bowl-Commercial Bingo, and a Win-Win raffle for your favorite team. And while you are there, you can sign up as one of the inaugural members of the Circle 119 Friends, getting a special gift in the process. Once more we offer heartfelt thanks to all who are supporting this ambitious and worthy enterprise. Contact us at epal@esteslegion.org if you have any questions or would like to further discuss the future of Circle 119.

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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Presented by:

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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A ‘70s Fundraising Trip

Jon Pickett was one of five local celebrities to play Match Game. He DJ’d groovy tunes on the dance floor till midnight. Party-goers reported swollen feet and euphoria as a result.

The Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center (EPNRC) brought a Night in the ‘70s to Nicky’s Lounge last weekend. The house was full of nonprofit staff, donors, and people who just like an excellent party for a great cause. EPNRC put the FUN in fundraising. Local celebrities played Match game, the crowd ante’d up money for the best mustache, bid on live auction items, raised their paddle in support of nonprofits, and danced the night away. Everyone was so generous and over $20,000 was raised to support the Nonprofit Resource Center’s educational programs, board trainings, one-on-one consultations, volunteer software, nonprofit calendar, lending library, and more. Your gift to EPNRC is a gift to all nonprofits. Thank you and high fives to our many supporters and behind the scenes crew: the EPNRC Board, Nicky’s Restaurant (John, Lori, and Staff), Tim McLemore, Susie Masterson (GuestGuide Publications), The Estes Park Car Club, Laurie Emmer, Megan Maitland (Visit Estes Park), Estes Park News, Amy Fox, Nick Smith, and Enchanted Florist. For a full range of party pics, get out your fancy device and go to epnonprofit.org. To do the town a world of good, join our current 2020 Program Sponsors (Mueller, Pye & Associ- Many couples came in partnered get-ups; Cassie and ates, CPA, EP News, and Airbits), contact Laurie Dale Mar- Jason Weber hit the party in so much style it was out shall, director@epnonprofit.org. of sight!! They boasted a well-appointed mutton chop, wigs, just the right shades, a perfectly suited button down jumper for her and gold lamé pants for him. Daaang, you guys look good.

Auction EPNRC had a live auctioneer present five packages that ranged from catered Fondue dinner parties (take the ‘70s home with you) to wine tastings in your home to hotel stays across Colorado.

Patrick “Marty” Martchink hosted the celebrity Match Game. EPNRC staff and board played against the local celebrities. The EPNRC board, represented by Kirby Hazelton and Lori Bucci, had the most matched answers to the celebrities.

Businesses in town were invited to become 2020 Nonprofit Program Sponsors. Their support helps fund educational programs throughout the year for all nonprofits. Susan Powell Henshaw played celebrity Match game on behalf of Airbits, Kris Hazelton played on behalf of Estes Park News and Paul Mueller played on behalf of Mueller, Pye & Associates CPA, LLC.

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Fun And Educational Summer Camp At MacGregor Ranch MacGregor Ranch would like to announce that registration is now open for our 2020 Heritage Camp. Children ages 8-12 are encourage to sign up and spend four days on the ranch learning about agriculture and the heritage of our land. This interactive camp allows kids to be around live animals, learn about the natural environment that surrounds them while getting their hands dirty! Space is limited and spots fill fast. Camps run July 13th-16th, July 20th-23rd and July 27th-30th 8:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m. For more information visit our website at www.macgregorranch.org or call Katherine at 970-231-7374. Don’t miss out on the best summer camp in Estes Park!

Rails In The Rockies President’s Day Weekend Save the date. Rails in the Rockies is coming to town. February 15 and 16 at the Estes Park Event Center. This model railroad show is hosted by the Estes Valley Model Railroaders. It will be their 23rd year of putting on this show for the enjoyment of sharing the fun and expertise of model railroading. If you haven’t been for awhile…or never been…consider spending a few hours looking at a LEGO train layout, admiring the art work on the various layouts, browsing the vendors, playing

the Seek and Search game, watching the complication of a train switching yard, enjoying children having fun with an interactive train layout, learn some history about trains and toy trains and watch a demonstrations of modeling, scenery construction. All this for only $10.00. Rails in the Rockies, February 15th from 9-5, and February 16th from 9-4, at the Estes Park Event Center, adults $10.00 and children 12 and under free. Come join us.

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Hulda Bachman-Neeb to Present Program For Woman's Club Congratulations to Daffney Harroff, the Estes Park High School Student of the Week for January 31, 2019. At EPHS, Daffney has been a member of the cross country team for three years. She also plays soccer where she has earned her varsity letter. She is currently attending Front Range Community College as a high school senior and has earned her CNA. Her GPA is 3.0. When she’s not at school she loves hanging out with her friends, babysitting and listening to music. Daffney’s favorite quote is: “What feels like the end is often the beginning.” This quote appeals to her because with her graduating this year, she realizes it is a start to a new beginning for her. After she graduates, Daffney plans to attend UNC to get her nursing degree.

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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.

The Estes Park Woman's Club will meet February 12th at the Dunraven Inn for their 11:30 a.m. luncheon. The luncheon will be followed by a business meeting and program presented by Hulda Bachman-Neeb, author of her

Give The Gift Of Daffodils-Order Your Bouquet Of Sunshine Today As the first flower of spring, the daffodil is a symbol of hope. The Daffodil Sales, “Hope By the Bunch” campaign coincides with the arrival of spring and provides support in the fight against cancer. The fundraiser provides not only cheer and hope to the recipients of the flowers, but will also serve as a reminder of the power of early detection when combating preventable cancers such as colorectal or breast cancer. The proceeds from daffodil sales will support the Amer-

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book, "Perils and Pearls." She will share about her experience as a young child during WW II in the Dutch East Indies and internment in Japanese Prison Camps with her mother and younger brother for three and a half years. Hulda was born in Indonesia of Colonial Dutch parentage two years before the Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941. They were held until August of 1945, the end of the war in the Pacific. Hulda was a member of the Dutch Foreign Service in her adult life. She had assignments in twenty-five countries for thirty-six years, retiring in 1996. She and her husband, historian and author James Bachman, live in Estes Park, Colorado where she has been a faithful contributing member of the Estes Park Woman's Club since 2011. For additional information needed about attending the luncheon, please call Sallie Brackman at (816) 225-9130.

ican Cancer Society’s effort to finish the fight against cancer through life-saving research. Cost of flowers is just $10 a bunch. Daffodils must be ordered by February 18 and paid in advance by cash or check payable to the American Cancer Society. Flower delivery will be approximately March 24, 2020. To order your flowers, contact Lois Ellingwood at 970-5863064, Ann Jacobs at 620-2520627 or Loretta DeWitt at 970-586-3464.

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Estes Park High School

Library Hosts “Love Your Local Authors Festival” On February 8 The Estes Valley Library is hosting its fourth annual Love Your Local Authors Festival on Saturday, February 8, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Ten local authors will be on hand to give a brief presentation about their books and the inspirations behind them. Following the presentations, attendees will have the opportunity to meet the authors and visit with them one-on-one. The event offers a unique chance to get to know a variety of writers while discovering new books for future reading. The books being featured at the event span a wide range of topics and styles, including history, wellness, survival, poetry and photography. Here is the full roster of books and authors, listed alphabetically: • Hulda Bachman-Neeb, “Perils and Pearls: in World War II, a family’s story of survival and freedom from Japanese jungle prison camps” • Deborah Bouziden, “More than Petticoats: Remarkable Oklahoma Women”

• Deborah Bruce, “The Finesse Massage Technique” • Robert Howard, “The Unity Tree: collected poems” by Robert Charles Howard • Carol Kirkstadt, “Presbyterian Church of the Rockies Centennial” • Ethan Knightchilde, “Ghost Towns of the West” • Jean Muenchrath, “If I Live Until Morning: a true story of adventure, tragedy and transformation” • Jesse Williams, “The Song of the Walrus: the adventures of Canadian Bob and Rusty the whistling walrus” • Dawn Wilson, “Bears of the Alaska Peninsula” • Nick Zelinger, “Another Nightmare Gig from Hell: musicians’ tales of wonder and woe” The February 8 festival will take place at the library. Seating is limited, and attendees may register to attend by visiting estesvalleylibrary.org

February 28th & 29th 7:00pm High School Auditorium $12 for Adults $8 for Students

Presented by Thespian Troupe 7284 Directed by Jordanne Bradley & Jordan Hazelton

For tickets and info visit www.estesschools.org

Presented through special arrangement with Broadway Licensing. All authorized performance materials are also supplied by Broadway Licensing (broadwaylicensing.com).

Hulda Bachman-Neeb

Deborah Bouziden

Deborah Bruce

Robert Howard

Carol Kirkstadt

Ethan Knightchilde

Jean Muenchrath

Jesse Williams

Dawn Wilson

Nick Zelinger

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Author-Adventurer Leon Logothetis Shares Insights From “The Kindness Diaries” Leon Logothetis is a global adventurer, motivational speaker and philanthropist. As host of the Netflix series, “The Kindness Diaries,” he has circumnavigated the globe on his vintage yellow motorbike named ‘Kindness One,’ giving lifechanging gifts along the way to unsuspecting good Samaritans. All of this while relying on the kindness of strangers. In addition to the “Kindness Diaries,” Logothetis is the author of additional books that include “Live, Love, Explore: Discover the Way of the Traveler — a roadmap to the life you were meant to live.” “An Evening with Author Leon Logothetis” will take place on Wednesday, February 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Estes Park High School Auditorium. The community is invited to this free presentation as part of February’s Kindness Project. To assure seating, participants are encouraged to register in advance at estesvalleyli-

brary.org. The Kindness Project is a month-long community collaboration, with partners that include the Town of Estes Park, the Estes Valley Library, the Park R-3 School District, and the Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership. After his talk, Mr. Logothetis will be available to autograph books. Opening the evening’s program will be another special guest: Shed G (Shedrick Garrett), a well-known comedian, actor, and radio personality known for his clean faith-based comedy. He has worked alongside Tyler Perry in the “Madea” movies and on such television shows as “House of Payne,” “Meet the Browns,” and “The Ricky Smiley TV Show.” Shed G will perform a 30-minute opening monologue, followed by the talk by Leon Logothetis. Anyone unable to attend the February 5 evening program is invited to register for one of two school assemblies with Mr. Logothetis: Wednesday, February 5 from 9 to 10 a.m., or Thursday, February 6 from 9 to 10 a.m. Homeschool families are also invited to attend any of these programs. Registration is available at estesvalleylibrary.org. To view a full roster of February’s Kindness Project programs, visit estesvalleylibrary.org or pick up a copy of the Library’s Winter Programs & Services Guide, available at the library and at many locations around town.

Uniting Our Community Through Kindness This February, the library is pleased to join a town-wide collaboration: The Kindness Project. The project offers opportunities to celebrate community and civic spirit on all levels. It encourages us to spark good conversations with longtime friends, while making new friends along the way. It reminds us to reflect upon important acts of kindness in our lives. It recognizes the satisfaction that comes from generosity, reconnecting us with our shared humanity. It’s as ambitious yet delightfully simple as that. We hope you’ll join us for the special activities, made possible through a number of partnerships. Thank you, Town of Estes Park. Mayor Todd Jirsa was inspired by the message of global adventurer Leon Logothetis and invited this popular author and Netflix host to visit. Hundreds of copies of “The Kindness Diaries” are being shared among residents, with support from the Library Friends & Foundation. Logothetis leads an inspiring talk on the power of giving at the Estes Park High School Auditorium on Wednesday, February 5 at 6:30 p.m. The presentation is free — simply register at estesvalleylibrary.org. Opening the evening is Shed G (Shedrick Garrett), a renowned comedian and actor known for his clean faithbased comedy. After the presentation, Logothetis will sign books. Thank you, Park R-3 School District. The schools are making it possible for all high school and middle school students to hear Logothetis speak at two special assemblies. Many Eagle Rock students are attending as well. Homeschool families, along with community members unable to attend the

evening program, may attend these morning assemblies. See our Library Programs & Services Guide for details. Thank you, local businesses, for showing kindness by supporting important causes all year long. Many businesses are offering Kindness Month specials. Kind Coffee, for instance, is featuring a Random Acts of Kindness Post-It board at their location. While supplies last, show your library card with a drink purchase and receive a chocolate heart made by another kindness supporter, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. Thank you, Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership. Their staff and volunteers will be at the library on Wednesday, February 12 for a Relationship Repair Clinic, brainstorming ideas on how to repair a relationship or spread kindness. Sign up at estesvalleylibrary.org. Watch also for the traveling photostory exhibit, “Talking It Out,” made possible by EVRJP. On gallery-style art panels, the exhibit spotlights the stories of Coloradans who have constructively managed conflict by talking through differences. The library will be among four locations displaying these inspiring stories. And on Friday, February 14, join us for the Walk for Kindness, beginning at 4 pm. We’ll start at Performance Park and stroll to the library, where hot chocolate and refreshments await. Sign up at estesvalleylibrary.org. Hearing and sharing stories can help solve problems, open pathways for learning, and build a greater sense of community. Those are day-to-day goals of the library. And we’re excited for the Kindness Project to be a vehicle to help strengthen and unite our amazing community.

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What’s Happening At The Estes Valley Library FEBRUARY: KINDNESS PROJECT An Evening with Author Leon Logothetis

Wednesday, February 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m., High School Auditorium A global adventurer, author and Netflix host, Logothetis leads an inspiring talk about the power of giving. Includes an introductory talk by popular faith-based 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.

Photo by Tim Nicholson

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. Book Discussion: “The Kindness Diaries” Tuesday, February 18, 6:30-8 p.m., Hondius Room Readers will discuss the story of Leon Logothetis, a stockbroker who leaves his unfulfilling job in search of meaningful life. Register at estesvalleylibrary.org. 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. 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 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. Game Night for Tweens & Teens Tuesday, February 4, 4-5:30 p.m., Makerspace Tweens and teens are encouraged to visit the Makerspace for group gaming, with ten PC laptops featuring a selection of installed games for use on a first-come, first-serve basis. Board and card gaming options available too, with snacks served. Weekly Homework Helper for Tweens & Teens Thursday, February 6, 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. 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. Grades K-2 Book Club: “Enemy Pie” Saturday, February 15, 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.

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

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 High School Theater on February 8th, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at Macdonald Book Shop, or online at: www.fineartsguild.org.

Hooray, I'm Not In The Obits Today! I used to laugh at older people saying that when they got the daily newspaper, the first thing they did was check to see if their name was in the obituaries. If it didn't appear there, they were good for another day. Well, I don't laugh at that any more because I am now among those folks. I don't read the obits to see if I'm listed, but have adopted the approach that when I awaken, put both feet on the floor and stand up that it is going to be a good day regardless of what happens. I am alive and thankful for that. A couple years ago I thought about interviewing older people about their thoughts on dying, since all humans face this reality. I wondered what their thoughts were in terms of possible future lives, is there a Heaven and a Hell, what happens to the life-giving energy in our bodies, and were they happy with their lives and accomplishments. It's my observation that everyone who has inhabited this earth for any length of time has had problems in their life. We have had to experience the bad times in order to appreciate the good times. There has been no special treatment for any of us, regardless of our looks, financial well-being, intelligence, social status or religious convictions. We all have confronted heartache, disappointments, stress, physical and emotional pain. All humans have gone through similar life experiences, no matter whether we are

rich or poor, short or tall, healthy or frail, thin or fat, smart or dumb, goodlooking or ugly, talented or not. This is life as all humans know it, and how we have dealt with our experiences has determined our joyfulness or sadness with living. There are different theories or philosophies of life. Some are extolled by religion, some by passed-down histories, some by education and some by just plain living. I have done it all: organized religion, ancestral history, studies of local and national history, a lot of reading and questioning of faith. The most realistic answers for me were acquired by confronting life each day and doing my best to be a good, contributing person to my life experiences. Having come close to dying in the past couple of years, I perceive death as moving on to the next adventure. Yes, I'm in favor of another adventure, and actually am ready to try my luck at being a better spirit in the next phase of existence. As I see it, the spirit moves on to another challenge. What that is I'm not sure, because nobody has come back to tell us about it, but I think it will be good. Really, what choice do we have but to believe what we need to believe in to make it through this life. Here's to life! Whatever you believe live it!

Estes Fly Tyers Group

Quaker/Unitarian Meeting The Quaker/ Unitarian group meets each Sunday morning at the US Bank meeting room (363 East Elkhorn Ave.). Quaker silence is from 10-10:30. Social time is from 10:30-11. Presentation and discussion is from 11-noon. On Sunday, February 2nd, our speaker will be Dr. Steve Andersen. His topic

will be “Choice At The End,” a history of death with dignity legislation in ten states, including Colorado. This meeting is open to those who are interested in this important topic. All are welcome. Please join us. If questions, call Randy Maharry 515229-8299.

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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The Mountains Are Calling... We'll Guide You Home – RE/MAX Mountain Brokers

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Happy 8th Birthday, Yorlet! Salud Family Health Centers Give Kids a Smile! Children Receive free Dental Care February 17th Salud Family Health Center is offering FREE dental exams, cleanings, and treatment on Monday February 17th. All children aged 0-17 who do not have dental insurance can receive a free dental exam and initial treatment. Now more than ever, kids are faced with a bewildering array of food choices -- from fresh produce to sugar-laden processed convenience meals and snack foods. What children eat and when they eat it may affect not only their general health but also their oral health. When sugar is consumed over and over again in large, often hidden amounts, the harmful effect on teeth can be dramatic. Sugar on teeth provides food for bacteria, which produce acid. The acid in turn can eat away the enamel on teeth. Reduce your children’s risk of tooth decay: Sugary foods and drinks should be consumed with meals. Saliva production increases during meals and helps neutralize acid production and rinse food particles from the mouth.

Limit between-meal snacks. If kids crave a snack, offer them nutritious foods. If your kids chew gum, make it sugarless – Chewing sugarless gum after eating can increase saliva flow and help wash out food and decay-producing acid. Monitor beverage consumption – Children should make healthy beverage choices such water and low-fat milk. Help your children develop good brushing and flossing habits. Schedule regular dental visits. Stop by the dental front desk at the Health Center or call 970-484-0999 or 303-MYSALUD to schedule an appointment. The Estes Park Salud Family Health Center is located at 1950 Redtail Hawk Drive. At Salud Family Health Centers, we provide quality, affordable primary health care services to keep you and your family healthy. We serve all members of the community regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. Salud accepts Medicaid, Medicare, CHP+, and most private insurance plans.

Turning eight is absolutely great. Just a few years more and you will be well on your way, our little princess Yorlet to being a teenager. I look at you and I can’t believe that our oldest baby is now turning into this beautiful young girl. It feels like only yesterday. You could barely sit

up in your crib. Now you’re just this little boss ordering everyone around the house. We love you, munchkin. Never forget that Daddy loves you, as well your sister and I will always be here to kiss your boo boos away. Have the most fun day. Happy 8th birthday!


Javier Gomez Broker 970 213-8692


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Mountain Brokers 1200 Graves Avenue, Estes Park Under Contract

Cozy summer time cabin by the creek. Quiet dead end road with only a few residents. Watch the wild life outside of your front door. Beautiful hardwood floors & T&G throughout. Loft recently finished, additional bedroom & family room created. Wood FP keeps the whole house warm & cozy. Propane furnace & Stove. Cistern & septic vault only. Approx 15 minutes from Estes Park & RMNP main entrance. Access to other RMNP trail heads nearby. Listed at $310K.


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Luxurious, comfortable Tudor home with marble entry, crown molding, cherry cabinets, gourmet kitchen, wet bar, other fine finishes. Sweeping, unobstructed views of Long’s Peak and wildlife viewing are yours to enjoy from the sunny nook or any of several picture windows. $999,000 Text 877599 to 970-237-4137



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371 Whispering Pines Dr. Carriage Hills Single level living!! 3 bed/3 bath home on 1 acre corner lot in quiet Carriage Hills. Open floor plan with eat in kitchen. Watch the frequent wild life from the sun room. Enjoy the chilly evenings in front of the crackling wood burning fireplace in the living room. Easy access via circular driveway. Oversize 2 car garage w/ handicap access ramp. Spacious laundry room. 12 year old roof. Peaceful neighborhood close to downtown/golf course/hospital/RMNP but feels like you are far from everything.

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Gentle slopping lot ready to build. Private & Serene setting within walking distance to cozy Allenspark “downtown” to grab pizza at the tavern or breakfast at the famous mountain meadow cafe. Ample recreation opportunities nearby. Miles of deserted county roads for mountain biking, hiking, cross country skiing. 2 miles to the St Vrain Mountain trail head. 10 minutes from RMNP’s Wild Basin Entrance, 20 minutes from Estes Park. Abundant wild life, great views. Water is Allenspark water district. $85,000

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Cougar Attack - Safety Class

Pretty Girl Needs A New, Forever Home! Pretty Girl is about 10 years old. She is in good health and a great cat! 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 kids and dogs and is calm and relaxed. If you are looking for a lounge kitty, she is the 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. 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.

Real Estate Sales V Property Management V Vacation Accommodations 1861 RAVEN AVE. B3 $349K Full of natural light and comfort. This 2 bedroom condo features an open floor plan, gas fireplace in the living room and a patio off of the master bedroom. 2nd story deck off of main living area looks out onto views of mountains and Lake Estes. Enjoy being close to town and easy access to escape into Mother Nature too. Lots of storage space inside the condo and in the 1 car attached garage. Well established HOA. Come take a look and make an offer!

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The latest cougar attack on a three-year old boy in California has highlighted a need for more awareness when in cougar habitat. Fortunately there is no need to be fearful when hiking or doing anything outdoors. If you know how animals typically behave and react your outdoor experience becomes that much

attending. On Sunday, Feb. 9th at 3:00 p.m. we are offering our Cougar Country: Trail Safety class at half price. The live, online class will be $8.00 and the recording will be $5.00. The best part of the live class is there will be multiple cougar specialists joining in to answer your questions.

more enjoyable. Given the seriousness of the recent event and the benefits this class has to offer, we would like to provide it for free, but past experience shows that only about one in five people who sign up for a free class actually show up. Since seats are limited this can prevent others from

Visit: wildlifeforyou.com/RTJCZK/ cougarsafety.html to register for Cougar Country: Trail Safety. If you choose any WFY Multiclass Package we will throw in the cougar safety class for free. Stay safe out there and enjoy the outdoors!


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Truly a Colorado Mountain Home... Completely remodeled with focus on luxury rustic charm. 3 bed/4 new baths. Ideal for large groups/entertaining: multiple living spaces, 2 new kitchens, lots of nooks, dining and rec space. 2nd kitchen with industrial sink, solid surface quartz counters, pine cabi cabinets & flagstone fireplace plus large dining room. Sun room has walls of sliders & will inspire for yoga/art studio. Antique gas stove in almost every room, thermostat controlled. Features rough cut pine walls, full log accents, vaulted ceil ceilings, walls of windows, den built into the natural rocks. Enjoy the .50 acre setting of rock outcroppings, canyon & water views from all 4 decks. 10x10 fenced garden space. Attached 1 car garage plus 2 storage sheds. This is a must see as is it like nothing else you have ever explored! Call Mike for your private tour of this mountain gem today.

New Listing

Photo by Paul Marcotte

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Love Is In The Air ~ Concert Featuring Estes Residents Jean Denney, violinist, Denise Stookesberry, mezzo-soprano, and Dr. Margie Patterson, pianist join forces to present an eclectic concert of music inspired by romance and love. The concert is sponsored by the Peak to Peak Concert Series and will be held on Saturday, February 15th, 3 p.m. at the Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church, 2000 Ptarmigan Drive. Jean Denney and Margie Patterson will perform two contemporary pieces for violin and piano, “Oblivion” by Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla, and “Romance and Tango” by Miami composer, Morgan Denney, who is also the daughter of Jean and Alan Denney. Denise Stookesberry and Margie will perform songs of love by Hector Berlioz, Renaldo Hahn, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Samuel Barber, and contemporary composer Luke Mayernick.

Denise Stookesberry

had an extensive solo career with orchestras and opera companies around the country.

January Is National Mentoring Month We're nearing the end National Mentoring Month, have you signed up to become a mentor yet? Make your new year count - for you, and for someone in need. In America, 1 in 3 young people is growing up without a mentor. Help us close the mentoring gap and start your rewarding journey as a mentor today! We have youth waiting in Estes Park for their mentors! Contact Kathy Whitacre at 970-577-9348 or kathyw@ partnersmentoringyouth.org Check out our website: www.partnersmentoringyouth.org and our Facebook Page: facebook.com/Partners


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Jean Denney

Jean Denney is active as an orchestral musician, freelance violinist, studio teacher, instrumental contractor, and as the Personnel Manager of the Ft. Collins Symphony. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Music Education and a master’s degree in Violin Performance. Denise Stookesberry is an active singer, choral director, and voice teacher. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance from St. Louis University and a master’s degree in Vocal Performance from Washington University. She has

Margie Patterson

Margie Patterson received her Doctorate in Piano Performance under the tutelage of David Korevaar at the University of Colorado – Boulder. She is a prolific performing artist, accompanist, and teacher in the area. The Peak to Peak Concert Series is sponsored by the Oratorio Society of Estes Park. The concerts are free but donations for the performers are encouraged. A reception will follow the concert to meet the musicians.

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I want to extend a very heartfelt thank you to Sue and Darrell Shull for helping out myself, and my daughter Crystal, in our times of need. I was struggling with using my car as my daughter also needed it and Sue and Darrell opened their generous hearts and donated a 2004 Santa Fe to me. I wanted to thank them publically and let

everyone know that they are such good, kind people. I also want to mention that there are so many other good people out there and if anyone ever feels they are up against the wall, depressed or feeling hopeless, to never give up. There is always an answer. Maria Medina

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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. 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. Only four seats left..sign up today! 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! For the Health of It sponsored by EPH: Cover Yourself - Protect against skin cancer. Wednesday, February 19; 1–2 p.m., EVCC Lower Level. Free; drop-in. 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 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. Pickleball Tournament Saturday, February 22; 9 a.m.–4 p.m.; EVCC Gym $25 per player, advance registration required before February 19. Visit evrpd.com to sign up. Pickup Basketball Open Gym Hours Wednesday, 6:30-9 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Included with membership or daily ad-

mission, 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”; This Week’s Theme: The Superbowl Wear your favorite team’s jersey! Friday, January 31, 6-9:30 p.m.; 1st-7th grades. $10 per student. Please Pre-Register 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 ACTIVITIES Medicare Counseling with Chris Grubb; Individual 45-minute sessions Wednesday, February 19; 9:15 a.m.–3 p.m. Register by calling 970-586-8191. Appointments open until filled. Valentine’s Day Ice Cream Social Friday, February 14; 1–3 p.m. $5 per person. Please pre-register by calling 970-586-8191. Community Movie: Romancing the Stone Wednesday, February 26; 12–3 p.m.; Movie starts at 12:30 p.m.

Free; drop-in. Concessions available for purchase. AARP Driver’s Safety Course Thursday, February 27; 10 a.m.–3 p.m. AARP members: $15; Non-members: $20. Call 970-586-8191 to sign up today. 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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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-

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

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 how you can make a referral to Partners. Contact Kathy Whitacre at 970-5779348 or kathyw@ partnersmentoringyouth.org Check out our website at www.partnersmentoringyouth.org and our Facebook Page: facebook.com/ PartnersMentoringYouth/

What’s New At The Art Center

Last Call to Sign Up “Painting with Cathy Goodale”- Cathy’s first class of the year is on Feb. 5 from 10-4. Her class will focus on What Darks Do for Your Paintings. Connecting Darks. The exercise for the class is to bring three to five objects that celebrate food. Think Outside The Box! Get your creative juices ready for 2020. You will set up a still life with the objects you bring and work on the idea of Darks helping to connect the shapes together in the composition. It is okay if you want to use photos of food. Fee: Act Center members $72, non-members $80. Contact the Art Center to sign up. On Exhibit and First Friday Art Groove On exhibit is “Meet the New Artists,” displaying the talents of our newest artist members who were juried in last year. With the First Friday Art Groove on February 7, we will continue offering a door prize for this event. Art Center artist member Linda Palmer has donated an original watercolor entitled “Winter.” The public is invited to sign up for this prize and you do not have to be present to win. The Sun Room at the Art Center hosts a display of art work by Charlotte Lloyd, one of the founding members of the Art Center. Charlotte donated her art to the Art Center with the proceeds benefitting the Center. While her works have been priced, counter offers will be considered. 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. The gallery is closed Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through mid-May. Seeking Artists to Become Members The Art Center is looking for new artist members! While we will consider any interested artist, we are particularly seeking artists in the media of wood, pottery/ceramics, fiber and jewelry.

Anyone interested, please contact the Art Center for an application and for further information. The next available date to submit works for jurying will be before February 17. Satellite Exhibit US Bank, has graciously supported the Art Center’s exhibiting art work from one of our members on a rotating basis. Presently, the photographic works by Mark Hackmeier are on display until the second week of March. The Art Center is seeking to extend its reach to display in other venues as well.

Presentations. Art Center Gallery Manager, Lars Sage has begun a speaking tour of various organizations, recently before the Kiwanis Club and the Sunrise Rotary and will do his presentation to the Noon Rotary next week. If any other organization would like a program for their meeting, 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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Local Volunteers Go Bald To Support Childhood Cancer Research St. Baldrick’s Foundation event to raise money to find the best treatments for kids with cancer The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest private funder of children's cancer research grants, will host one of its signature head-shaving events at Estes Park Mountain Shop on Saturday, March 14, 2020, where volunteers will shave their heads to raise money for lifesaving childhood cancer research. Every 2 minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer worldwide, and in the U.S. one in five kids diagnosed won’t survive. Even for kids who do survive, by the time they’re 50, more than 99% have had a chronic health problem and 96% have experienced severe or life-threatening conditions. From its beginnings, St. Baldrick’s has believed that kids deserve the chance to be kids – fun-loving, carefree, refreshingly honest, and always a little goofy – and deserve the chance at a healthy future. That’s why St. Baldrick’s is on a mission to help kids defy the odds of childhood cancer by funding the best childhood cancer research, wherever it takes place. Donations raised at events like this have made it possible for St. Baldrick’s to fund more than $282 million, making it the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants. Over the course of 17 years, the Estes Park Mountain Shop has raised over $222,000 for kids with cancer. For year 18, our goals are set even higher as we acknowledge that unlike many of these children who face an uncertain future, we are lucky enough to know our hair will grow back. We invite you to join us in making a “bald” statement and helping us conquer kids’ cancer. While going bald is not for everyone, you can still help! Sign up to volunteer at our event, set up a fundraising page, make a donation or simply help us by spreading the word to friends and family. This year’s

event will include food, drink, inspiration from survivors and tons of fun as we brave the shave for childhood cancer research on March 14th. Head-shaving will commence at 4 p.m. Date: Saturday, March 14, 2020 Event Location: Estes Park Mountain Shop Event Time: 4-7 p.m. Join the fight. You can make a difference in the war against childhood cancers by participating in a head-shaving event. Register. Fundraise. Show-up. Shave. Visit Stbaldricks.org/get-involved to learn more. About St. Baldrick’s Foundation Every 2 minutes a child somewhere in the world is diagnosed with cancer. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest private funder of pediatric cancer research grants, is on a mission to defy childhood cancers by supporting the most promising research to find cures and better treatments for all childhood cancers. When you give to St. Baldrick’s, you don’t just give to one institution–you give to virtually every institution treating kids with cancer across the U.S. and beyond. As a leader in the pediatric cancer community, St. Baldrick’s works tirelessly to ensure that current and future children diagnosed with cancer will have access to the most cutting-edge treatment from the best leaders in the pediatric oncology field. Join us at StBaldricks.org and help #DFYchildhoodCancers.

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WHAT IS IT? A national event hosted by venues around the country where “shavees” raise money to have their heads shaved in support of children’s cancer research. Since its establishment, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation has raised more than $282 million for life-saving research, and we are so excited to have you join us in reaching our 2020 goals. COME JOIN US at our event and enjoy food, drink, and head shaving!



Sponsor a shavee by donating to their shave! Visit the Estes Park Mountain Shop and make a general donation.

EVENT Sat. March 14, 2019 | 4-7 PM Estes Park Mountain Shop FOOD • DRINK • FUN! For more information call 970.586.6548, or email jenny@ estesparkmountainshop.com


Become a shavee! Call or stop by the shop for details.

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Nancy Jo Wagner Nancy Jo Wagner, age 55, died after a sudden illness in Bothell, Washington on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at EvergreenHealth Hospital in Kirkland, WA. Nancy was born on May 4, 1964 in Bonfield, Illinois to Brent and Jackie Wagner. Nancy graduated from Herscher High School in 1982 and in 1986 with a Bachelor¹s degree in Education from Eastern Illinois University. She lived for several years in Chicago, IL, Estes Park, CO and North Hollywood, CA before discovering her forever home in Bothell, Washington. She was the founder and owner of Cut to the Chase Marketing, a marketing and website advertising company with special emphasis on assisting small business owners. She was a frequent public speaker for various small business organizations in teaching small businesses how to successfully market themselves in a crowded field. In 2000, Nancy decided to pursue a lifelong hobby of wildlife photography. She was a self taught photographer and developed her craft over the years to the point that she produced videos and

published photos all over the United States. She had an ever growing following on both Twitter and Facebook of both fans and fellow photographers, both nationally and internationally. She is survived by her mother Jackie Wagner of Bourbonnais, IL, her sister, Linda Wagner of Estes Park, CO and her beloved partner and best friend of 25 years, Steve Tiborcz of Bothell, WA. She was preceded in death by her father, her grandparents, her beloved grandma, Ora Wagner, and Chance. A private ceremony was held in Bothell, WA. The family wishes to thank the staff at Evergreen for their compassionate care of Nancy. They also wish to thank the many friends and family members for their support and caring. Nancy was an amazing photographer, a generous and giving soul who loved wildlife and nature more than anything on Earth. She was witty, funny, intelligent, talented, beautiful inside and out and most of all, deeply loved and cherished by those that knew her well.

We Will Be Known Forever By The Tracks We Leave By: Judi Smith

The original Americans understood the value of the four essential elements: air, water, land, and energy (fire). For too many years, man has considered Earth’s gifts to be “free” and has placed his own comfort and convenience over collective efforts. Before and during WWII, there were campaigns to salvage things needed for the war efforts, recycling metal, paper, kitchen fat, and rubber along with rationing of gasoline and items that were in short supply due to the workforce shortage. After the war, the patriotic thing to do was to go shopping, re-establishing our devastated economy. But when you shop, you must make room for new purchases, so landfills began to overflow. In 1970, in connection with the first Earth Day, a new recycling logo was born, (used by anyone and everyone today). Shortly, the glass recycling rate more than doubled in states that instituted “bottle bills.” (My own household bought soda in plastic crates of 24 bottles, returnable – crate and all.) In the 1980s, with can recycling and bottle return, mandating curbside recycling pushed some communities to over 80% redirection, while New York City’s garbage toured from port to port looking for a place to unload. (New York is still shipping trash to other states.) Laws began to replace the voluntary recycling systems. Germany actually passed a 1991 ordinance declaring that manufacturers must take responsibility for packaging and disposal. (Today Germany’s system of Yellow, Red, Blue, and Green for cans, plastic, paper, and organic earns the highest, most efficient, redirection rate,

nearly double the USA.) In 1995, with the creation of Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs), we began experimenting with single stream recycling, everything in one basket. More people recycle, but do it less well. About 25% of the collection is landfilled as contaminated, plus MRFs charge to sort single stream so recycling charges now replace benefits, upsetting the economics of the emerging industry. The methane generated at the landfill contributes, along with fossil fuels, to the warming climate. While we understood the greenhouse gas ability to trap heat as early as 1856, we failed, at first, to apply that to the Earth’s increasing warmth and global climate changes. Gradual effects are always harder to spot, but we eventually began to “see the light”. Radiation from the sun warms the surface of the Earth, which emits heat back to the atmosphere, where it is absorbed by the greenhouse gases. The toasted atmosphere then transfers the increasing heat back to parch the Earth and continue the cycle. “A danger foreseen is half avoided.” With this newfound knowledge, mankind pursues zero waste, decreasing our overall rubbish contributions. Municipalities set annual reduction goals. Public “hard to recycle” options begin to appear, recovering the unusual resource not eligible for single stream. We begin to discover the folly of repetitive buying for one-time use. The new watchword becomes reduce, reuse, recycle in an attempt to get full value out of discards. Reduce refers to purchasing and using wisely. Reuse (or repurpose) means finding a use for the existing object (or sharing with someone else). Recycle en-

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Head of Maintenance Castle Mountain Lodge is seeking passionate, motivated, driven individual to join our team as head of maintenance. FT/YR position. Drop off resume and pick up application at 1520 Fall River Rd.

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Full Time, Year‐Round with Benefits Spencer Family Chiropractic is hiring for a receptionist position MWF 8-12 and 1-6. Applicant must be professional, friendly, reliable and capable of multitasking in a busy office environment. Wage/compensation will be based on front end medical office experience as well as back end insurance billing. Inquiries should be sent to spencerfamilychiropractic@yahoo.com attention Sarah Or by phone to (970) 214-7082.

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Patron Services Assistant Salary Range: $12.50 - $14.00 / hour 24 - 28 Hours/week. Includes vacation/sick time accrual. Closing Date: 5 pm, Wednesday, February 12, 2020 SUMMARY: You’re the essence of a patron’s library experience, greeting people with a smile and welcoming them to the library. You enrich people’s lives through meaningful dialogue about our products and services. You help people connect to unlimited ideas and opportunities that enrich our community. Spanish-bilingual a plus. Must be able to work days, evenings, and weekends. PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION: Review full job description and apply at www.estesvalleylibrary.org. Only online applications with cover letter and resume will be accepted. EEO.

Lead Custodian at the Recreation Center Full-time, year-round benefitted This position will perform the various skills associated with the routine custodial maintenance of the Recreation Center, including minor mechanical preventative maintenance and overall janitorial care of the building. To apply go-line to evrpd.com and apply under the Home/Employment Opportunities tab. EVRPD is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Salesperson/ Relationship Management Seeking reliable, motivated, craft-beer-loving team player to handle sales & distribution for, and build authentic relationships with, local bar and restaurant accounts. May include beertending shifts. Part-time position is year-round with some benefits (including free beer!). Please send resume and cover letter to email@rockcutbrewing.com.

More Help Wanted on Next Page compasses using heat or pressure to return the material to its original form and remanufacture something new. Recycling organic waste turns leftovers from garden, lawn, and food into mineral rich soil additives. People, and communities, begin to brag about how little they send

to the landfill. True, “One finger cannot lift a pebble. ” However, today, communities worldwide are cooperating to preserve what we have and return to a culture that “leaves no trace” of disposal activity. By working together, we can accomplish our goals.

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Estes Park EDC President/ CEO Position Title: President/Chief Executive Officer (President/CEO) of the Estes Park Economic Devel-opment Corporation (Estes Park EDC). Position Reports To: The Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Estes Park EDC. The Board currently consists of 25 Estes Park Professionals and Business Owners. Position Attributes: This is a full time position, with offices in Estes Park, and a staff consisting of the Entrepreneur Center Manager, and a part time Assistant currently in the office. The Presi-dent/CEO is encouraged to reside within the Estes Valley. The President/CEO of the Estes Park EDC is expected to have knowledge and experience in the following key areas:

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that plan with support of Board and Community members. • As the Estes Park EDC is essentially self-funded, the President/CEO is expected to continue to lead that fundraising program through grants, member fees, and related programs. Many Estes Park EDC supported programs also have outside funding sources and the Presi-dent/CEO is expected to work with those sources in a collaborative manner.

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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

Do you love getting involved with local businesses and Networking? Do you want the best for our mountain town? See business.esteschamber.org/jobs

COME JOIN OUR ROCKY MOUNTAIN RESORTS TEAM! FRONT DESK CLERK Full-time and part-time positions available. Experience in accommodations or customer service preferred.

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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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Join Our Team Housekeeping Supervisor

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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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

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

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• Senior Living Housekeeping Assistant $13.50 per hour • Senior Living Medication Aide (Resident Care Specialist) Starting wage 13.50 per hour + Differential

Looking for experienced servers.

Temporary accompanist organist or piano needed for 10:00 AM Sunday Mass until June 2020, this is a paid position at Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church. If interested please call 970.586.8111 for more information.

Help us Help Others Become a CAREGiver Starting at $15 per hour No Medical Background required Flexible Schedule Training and Local Support provided Rewarding & Meaningful Job! Apply online at HomeInstead.com/northerncolorado or call for more information 970‐494‐0289

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The Town of Estes Park is accepting applications for: Equipment Operator Close Date: January 28, 2020 Fiber Technician Close Date: February 28, 2020

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.

Journey Lineworker Close Date: Open until filled Planner I Close Date: Open until filled with First review February 10, 2020 Planning Technician Close Date: Open until filled Seasonal Position Community Service Officer Police Department Close Date: March 9, 2020 Volunteer/Committee Board Positions 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.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR UPPER THOMPSON SANITATION DISTRICT TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, and particularly to the electors of the Upper Thompson Sanitation District of Larimer County, Colorado. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a regular election will be held on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. At that time, two (2) directors will be elected to serve a three-year term, and one (1) director will be elected to serve a two-year term. Eligible electors of the Upper Thompson Sanitation District may obtain a SelfNomination and Acceptance form from Chris Bieker, the Designated Election Official for the District, at 2196 Mall Road, Estes Park, Colorado, Telephone 970-586-4544. The Office of the Designated Election Official is open Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Self-Nomination and Acceptance forms must be filed with the Designated Election Official for the District at the above address not less than 67 days prior to the election (Friday, February 28, 2020). Affidavit of Intent To Be A Write-In-Candidate forms must be submitted to the office of the Designated Election Official of the District by the close of business on Monday, March 2, 2020. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that applications for absentee ballots may be filed with the Designated Election Official for the District at the above address between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., until the close of business on the Tuesday immediately preceding the election (Tuesday, April 28, 2020). All absentee ballots must be returned to the Designated Election Official by 7:00 p.m. on election day. UPPER THOMPSON SANITATION DISTRICT By:

/s/ Chris Bieker Designated Election Official

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APARTMENT FOR RENT Close to town 1 bed, 1 bath. Utilities included. 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Home N.S. N.P.. $1100 per in Carriage Hills. 2 car month plus deposit. Call garage and large fenced in 586-4175. backyard. No pets, no Available 2/1/20 smoking. $1400/mo. + utilities. 970-215-4445 2 Bed /2 Bath, w/d, in town, n/s, no pets, $1,550 month/deposit, cable, trash, water included, Yr lease, (928) 715-0897 Avail. March 1st.

Condos 2 BD, 1 BA rental. Garage, W/D, 1 yr. lease. N/S, N/P. $1400/mo, plus utilities. 970-324-7692.


Temporary Monthly Rentals now until end of April only at Estes Lake Lodge, N/S. $850 per month basic, big house for $1700. Call/Text 970-999-2293. Newly remodeled 1 BR in Downtown Estes Park. 1Year lease, available February 15, $1,100/mo includes utilities. References required. Call M-F 10 am - 3 pm. (970) 480-5458




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COMMERCIAL OFFICE SPACE High Quality Finishes. Private Setting Located On River. Reasonable Rates. 6 Offices Available. Call Bret Freedman 970-215-2494

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

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Furnished Efficiency $675/month. Includes Utilities & Cable, N/S, N/P Call Todd @ 970-586-8141

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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 a 970-215-6612. Let me help you!

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

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

HOUSEHOLD Furniture Free rocker recliner. Burgundy color, good condition. Call 586-0514

NOTICES TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, and, particularly, to the electors of the Estes Valley Fire Protection District of Larimer County, Colorado.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an election will be held on the 5th day of May, 2020, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. At that time, two (2) directors will be elected to serve 3-year terms and one (1) director for a 2year term. Eligible electors of the Estes Valley SALES Fire Protection District interested in serving on the board of directors may obtain a Self-Nomination and Garage Sales Acceptance form from the District Designated ElecEVSS - 525 Pine River Ln tion Official (DEO): Units 14 & 15. Erika Goetz, DEO Wooden Toys, Tools, etc. 901 N. St. Vrain Ave. Estes Park, CO 80517 Sat 12-4. Sun 12-4 970-577-0900 The Office of the DEO is open on the following Estate Sales days: Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The deadline to submit a ESTATE/GARAGE SALE; Self-Nomination and Acceptance is close of busiNeed to have one, but ness on February 28, seems overwhelming. 2020. We do the work, you make the $. Local, Affordable, Affidavit of Intent To Be A References. CALL NOW Write-In-Candidate forms must be submitted to the 970-215-5548 office of the designated election official by the close of business on Monday, March 2nd, 2020. NOTICES

Legal Notices A CALL FOR NOMINATIONS (NOTICE BY PUBLICATION OF) §1-13.5-501, 1-13.51102(3), 32-1-905(2), C.R.S.

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News and events in Estes Park, Colorado and Rocky Mountain National Park.