Donâ€™t Miss â€œShe Kills Monstersâ€?
This Friday and Saturday enjoy Estes Park High School Thespian Troupe 7284â€™s presentation of â€œShe Kills Monsters. This is a stage play where character Agnes deals with her sisterâ€™s death through a Dungeons & Dragons fantasy. See pages 24 and 25 for more details. Photo by Kris Hazelton
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Platte River Launches EV Charging Study Electric vehicle owners can save up to $350 on a smart charger Platte River Power Authority is seeking EV owners to participate in a distributed charging study to evaluate vehicle electric energy consumption patterns and test smart charging technology, and is offering a rebate to the study participants. The study is the first of its kind in Colorado and provides participants with the opportunity to schedule charging activity around the most cost-effective times of use. The data collected will provide Platte River with a better understanding of the energy consumption behaviors which can help inform resource planning efforts as the organization works toward achieving a 100 percent non-carbon resource mix by 2030. “Smart EV charging aligns well with Platte River’s core pillars of providing reliable, environmentally responsible and financially sustainable electricity and services to our owner communities,” said Jason Frisbie, general manager and CEO of Platte River. “As our non- carbon portfolio continues to expand, a better understanding of EV owner consumption patterns will pro-
vide valuable insight and allow consumers to participate in our energy future.” The study will be conducted in collaboration with eMotorWerks, developer of the JuiceNet platform-enabled charging stations that allow participants to proactively manage their charging while providing valuable data to Platte River. To encourage participation, Platte River is offering a $200 rebate on the charging stations purchased through the Efficiency Works Store. An additional $154 instant manufacturer’s rebate will be provided to the first 100 people to purchase the JuiceBox Pro 40 plug-in charging station. To participate, consumers must: • Be an EV owner and customer of Estes Park Light & Power, Fort Collins Utilities, Longmont Power & Communications or Loveland Water and Power • Agree to rebate terms and conditions • Have or acquire a 240-volt NEMA 14-50 service outlet to connect the charger (may require an electrician) • Have WiFi internet access • Purchase one of four smart level 2 charging stations from the Efficiency
Getting through the winter
Works Store Of the light-duty vehicles registered in Platte River’s service territory, 0.4 percent are EVs, nearly twice the Colorado state average, according to the 2018 City of Fort Collins’ EV Readiness Roadmap. Due to the elevated rate of EV use, Platte River expects to engage up to 300 participants in the study. To receive the rebate(s), customers must enter their address and utility account number on the Efficiency Works Store for location validation and accept the terms and conditions of the study. Once the station is delivered and installed, study participants can schedule and manage their EV charging as desired. Questions regarding Platte River’s rebate and delivery of the charger can be directed to Simple Energy, which manages the Efficiency Works Store. Customers are encouraged to contact Simple Energy if they encounter issues with account validation and rebate redemption. Technical questions about the device can be directed to eMotorWerks while questions about the EV distributed charging study can be sent to EVinfo@prpa.org.
Next Mayor’s Chat Thursday, March 7 Estes Park Mayor Todd Jirsa invites community members to join him and his guest, Larimer County Commissioner Tom Donnelly, for a Mayor's Chat Thursday, March 7 at 9 a.m. at Kind Coffee, 470 E. Elkhorn Ave. Mayor Jirsa holds regular Mayor's Chats, generally during the first week of each month, with varied dates, times and locations throughout Estes Park.
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Town Administrator Frank Lancaster Announces Retirement in September County, including 18 as During a Town Board the County Manager. He executive session Feb. 26, was hired by the Town 2019, Town Administrator Board as the preferred Frank Lancaster ancandidate among 104 apnounced his plans to retire plicants for the Town Adin September of 2019. ministrator position in Lancaster has served the 2012. community for nearly seven years, since he was Lancaster's leadership has hired in May of 2012. The guided the Town staff Town Board will discuss through community emerthe replacement process gencies including the for his position at its next
Woodland Heights Fire in study session March 12. 2012, the Fern Lake Fire in The Town Administrator is responsible 2012 and the flood in 2013. His accomfor carrying out the policies set by the plishments include enhanced staff develTown Board and overseeing the day-to- opment for emergency management, day operations of the Town and its staff passage of the 1A sales tax initiative, faof approximately 200 full-time, partcilitating the establishment of the policy time and seasonal employees, as well as governance model and the Town's stratemore than 500 volunteers. gic planning and capital improvement planning processes, the broadband iniLancaster, a Colorado native, comtiative, capital projects including the mented, "I came to Estes Park with a parking structure and Events Complex, commitment of working at least five years for the Town, and I have been here and strengthening the Town budgeting and financial health. "We've done a lot in for seven years. Jill and I have had this target in mind for some time and I'm ex- the last seven years," said Lancaster, "but the thing I'm most proud of is the profescited to retire and enjoy life here in the sional team we've built here at the Town. mountains with my wife, family and This will have the greatest impact as the friends, in this community that we love community moves into the future. I've so much." Lancaster's extensive public service ex- been blessed to work with such talented and dedicated professionals." perience includes 32 years at Larimer
Protecting The Freedom To Read: Challenges Facing Libraries & Readers Libraries across the U. S. are striving to Special guest speaker at the program protect free access to the books and rewill be Jim Duncan, Executive Director search materials needed by both stuof the Colorado Library Consortium dents and the general (CLiC). Duncan has been in public. In Colorado, lihis current role for six years, braries have recently been following a six-year tenure at under pressure to remove the Colorado State Library access to certain digital as Director of Networking materials, despite an existand Resource Sharing. CLiC ing structure that allows serves more than 450 memlocal control and the abilber libraries (including pubity for schools and lilic, academic, school and braries to align materials special libraries), with servto age-appropriate audiices that include centralized ences. Some libraries and support for statewide reJim Duncan schools have already elimsearch databases, which in inated access to these maturn have saved libraries and terials. To make matters worse, reporting their communities more than $16 milby some Colorado media outlets has lion in aggregate costs. In 2011, Duncan been misleading and incomplete. was named a “Mover and Shaker” by LiTo learn more about these issues and to brary Journal magazine in the Commuexplore how intellectual freedom can be nity Builder category. preserved at local libraries, the League of The March 5th program is the second Women Voters of Estes Park and the in a four-part program series focused on Estes Valley Library are partnering for a current issues related to intellectual community program titled “Protecting freedom in the public sphere. For more the Freedom to Read. ” The program information on additional programs, will take place on Tuesday, March 5th visit www.estesvalleylibrary.org. from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the Estes Park We also would like to thank you to the Town Board Room. Registration can be Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnercompleted by visiting www.estesvalleyli- ship and the YMCA of the Rockies for brary.org and click on the “Calendar of providing sponsorship support to the Events. ” series.
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Support Colorado’s Threatened And Endangered Wildlife On Your Tax Return-Your Investment Matters With the 2018 tax season now in full swing, Colorado Parks and Wildlife asks Colorado filers to consider helping threatened and endangered wildlife when finalizing their state returns. A voluntary contribution through the Non-game Conservation and Wildlife Restoration Cash Fund helps fund wildlife rehabilitation facilities and contributes to nongame species management statewide. CPW is included on Colorado state income tax form 104A as part of Checkoff Colorado, which allows taxpayers to make voluntary contributions to the organization of their choice when filing their state income tax returns. Specifying a contribution on line No. 1 of Colorado tax form 104CH (the Voluntary Contributions Schedule form) helps fund CPW programs that support conservation of non-game and threatened and endangered species and wildlife rehabilitation in the state of Colorado. Specified donations to the Nongame Conservation and Wildlife Restoration Cash Fund are tax-deductible and help support around 750 species of wildlife that cannot be hunted or fished. A portion of these donations also supply grant funding to partnering wildlife rehabilitation facilities throughout the state. Most of Colorado’s wildlife and natural resource management is funded through hunting, fishing and state parks customers fees. The agency receives very little money from the general fund. These user fees help keep our wildlife and wild spaces healthy. However, Colorado’s wildlife need support from everyone; especially as our population continues to grow. Donations through the tax checkoff support species that need it most. “Colorado’s wildlife is one of the most valued resources of our state, and we are thankful for people who choose to make a contribution toward helping protect these vulnerable species,” says Reid DeWalt, assistant director for wildlife and natural resources at CPW. “We mention each year that wildlife doesn't have an annual income. Our programs that focus on non-game and threatened and endangered species truly rely on these voluntary contributions.”
Funds go to projects that manage or recover wildlife including birds of prey, amphibians, reptiles, lynx, river otters, black-footed ferrets and others. The Non-game Conservation and Wildlife Restoration Cash Fund also helps support wildlife rehabilitation centers that work to care for injured and orphaned wildlife ranging from orphaned bear cubs to the great blue heron. In 2018, nearly $17,000 was distributed to 11 rehabbers requesting grant funding. “The requests for funding help that we saw in the first round of wildlife rehabilitation grants in 2018 shows there’s a big need out there. A lot of wildlife rehabbers run on shoestring budgets, ” said CPW Grants Administrator Jim Guthrie. “They are committed to Colorado’s wildlife and put in a tremendous effort helping animals recover and return to the wild. Check-off donations are an important new source of support for their work.” Coloradans contributed more than $170,000 in 2018 to help a variety of species through the tax checkoff, making the Non-game Conservation and Wildlife Restoration Cash Fund the number one fund out of over 20 options for Colorado residents. Some recent non-game success stories in Colorado include the discovery of natural breeding after translocation of the endangered boreal toad, and the recent rehabilitation success story of eight orphaned bear cubs denned on Pikes Peak. Be a part of our next conservation story by checking off for wildlife on your 2018 Colorado state taxes. To learn more about the various species that benefit from your voluntary contribution, please visit cpw.state.co.us.
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TROUT HAVEN RESORTS PRESENTS
Temporary Closures In Lumpy Ridge Area To Protect Nesting Raptors In Rocky Mountain National Park Each year to protect raptor nesting sites, Rocky Mountain National Park officials initiate temporary closures in the Lumpy Ridge area of the park. To ensure that these birds of prey can nest undisturbed, specific areas within the park are closed temporarily to public use during nesting season and monitored by wildlife managers. All closures began on March 1 and will continue through July 31, if appropriate. These closures may be extended longer or rescinded at an earlier date depending on nesting activity. Closures include Checkerboard Rock, Lightning Rock, Batman Rock, Batman Pinnacle, Sundance, Thunder Buttress, The Parish, and Twin Owls, Rock One. These closures include the named formations. Closures include all climbing
routes, outcroppings, cliffs, faces, ascent and descent routes and climber access trails to the named rock formations. Check the parkâ€™s website at www.nps.gov/romo/planyourvisit/area_ closures.htm for updated information on raptor closures. The National Park Service is committed to preserving birds of prey. The same cliffs that are critical for raptors also appeal to climbers. The cooperation of climbing organizations and individuals continues to be essential to the successful nesting of raptors in the park. For further information on Rocky Mountain National Park, please visit www.nps.gov/romo or call the parkâ€™s Information Office at (970) 586-1206.
Larimer County Boards And Commissions Openings Become involved in your county, apply by April 21 Larimer County Boards and Commissions serve an important role in making recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on a variety of important matters. Currently there are vacancies on several boards with an April 21, 2019 deadline to apply. Apply online at www.larimer.org/boards. If you do not have internet access, you may pick up an application at the Larimer County Commissioners' Office, 200 West Oak St., Second Floor, Fort Collins, Colorado. New members begin their term on July 1, 2019. The following Boards and Commissions have openings: â€˘ Board of Adjustment â€˘ Board of Appeals â€˘ Board of Health â€˘ Community Corrections Advisory Board â€˘ Environmental & Science Advisory
Board â€˘ Estes Valley Board of Adjustment â€˘ Estes Valley Planning Commission â€˘ Extension Advisory Committee â€˘ Flood Review Board â€˘ Juvenile Community Review Board â€˘ Land Stewardship Advisory Board â€˘ LaPorte Area Planning Advisory Committee â€˘ Larimer County Interagency Oversight Group â€˘ Office on Aging Advisory Council â€˘ Open Lands Advisory Board â€˘ Parks Advisory Board â€˘ Planning Commission â€˘ Rural Land Use Board â€˘ Weld/Larimer Revolving Loan Fund â€˘ Workforce Development Board If you would like to receive an email notification of boards and commissions openings, please subscribe at www.larimer.org/subscriptions.cfm
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The charge(s) are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. On February 15 at 9:44 a.m. a 24 year old Estes Park male who was wanted on a warrant turned himself in at 170 MacGregor Ave. (EPPD). The warrant was a violation of parole on a dangerous drug charge out of Missouri. He was taken into custody and transported to the Larimer County Jail. On February 18 at 1:07 p.m. police were called to a noise complaint at 1310 Manford Ave. Upon arrival they arrested
a 38 year old Estes Park female and charged her with harassment against a 38 year old victim. The female was issued a summons and later released. On February 21 at 3:33 p.m. police received a call about a verbal disturbance at 1590 Raven Ave. On scene a 29 year old female was issued a summons for criminal mischief against a 49 year old victim. Also, after a background check the female was found to have an outstanding warrant for failure to appear on a violation of a protection order from Weld County. She was arrested and transported to the Larimer County Jail.
EVFPD firefighters gener- (EVFPD) responded to 10 calls for servally respond to medical calls ice. This included: in their personal vehicles, al• Motor vehicle crashes: 1 lowing for a faster response. On other in• Emergency medical (assist EPMC): 4 cidents, firefighters respond to a fire sta• Smoke/odor investigation: 2 tion to respond in department apparatus • Assist: 0 with specialized equipment. • Fire: 1 During the week of February 17, the • Alarm: 2 Estes Valley Fire Protection District
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Rock Cut Hike Club: Enjoy A Hike And A Beer On Saturday, February 9, seventeen hearty hikers kicked off the inaugural Rock Cut Hike Club. The group met at Rock Cut's taproom, then carpooled to the Lily Mountain trailhead and hiked together to the summit. After descending from the icy scramble, everyone enjoyed a beer together (packing out all cups and crowler cans!) and hiked down. They reconvened back at the taproom and had another beer, sharing photos and stories and new friendships!
Rock Cut Hike Club will meet monthly, hiking a variety of trails near the Estes Valley and of course, celebrating summits with a fresh craft beer. All are invited to participate (21+ for alcohol consumption, please!) and all should be outfitted in proper gear (warm layers, adequate footwear, etc.). The next Rock Cut Hike Club is scheduled for Sunday, March 17 at 8 a.m. Visit Rock Cut's Facebook page for more info! Go to www.facebook.com/rockcutbrewing Courtesy photos
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First Half Of Property Tax Payment Due Larimer County Treasurer, Irene Josey, reminds taxpayers that Feb. 28, 2019 is the deadline for paying the first half of your property taxes. This deadline is for taxpayers who pay their taxes in two equal installments; the second half is due June 17th. Taxpayers who choose to pay the full amount in one payment must pay by April 30th. Payment coupons for all of the deadlines were mailed with the original tax notice in January. For your convenience, there are several ways to make your payment. You may mail your payment to P.O. Box 1250, Fort Collins, CO 80522, pay online with a credit, debit, or electronic checks, take your payment to a participating area bank or pay in person at our office in Fort Collins. More information about these options can be found at www.larimer.org/treasurer/pay. Payments mailed with a United States
Postal Service postmark of February 28thor before will be considered timely. Josey says failure to meet the deadlines would result in the assessment of delinquent interest for late payment, in accordance with Colorado Revised Statutes. If you have an escrow account with your mortgage company for property taxes and have questions regarding their payment, please contact them for further information. If you have not received your Larimer County property tax statement for 2018 taxes payable in 2019 or have any other questions, please call the Larimer County Treasurerâ€™s Office at 970-4987020, email us at email@example.com, or use our chat feature through our website at www.larimer.org/treasurer.
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By Kenneth Jessen
This week my friend, Loveland columnist Ken Jessen, shares his dream/nightmare about the future of telephone numbers: Robo calls have been coming in to my telephone at the rate of two or three a day. I invested in a wireless phone that can block up to 65,000 callers who cause these pesky interruptions, but that’s not enough: National Public Radio reports that there are over 100,000 numbers used by solicitors! If everyone buys one of these beauties (cell phones, not solicitors) and starts blocking calls, eventually all available numbers will be used up. No one wants to take the risk of unblocking numbers once blocked so these numbers, for all intents and purposes, are gone forever. Call centers shut down when their calls are blocked too often. Then wireless phone companies snatch up the call centers’ surrendered numbers. They sell these numbers to unsuspecting customers who then discover they cannot connect with anyone because their new number is blocked. Phone companies resort to selling phones without a number, then charging extra for a useable number, sometimes at a cost far exceeding the price of the phone. Imagine a time to come when one carrier purchases a block of 100 numbers and advertises that they will go on sale at a specific time at their Denver office. Desperate people will camp out overnight and wait in lines of thousands as though tickets for Paul McCartney’s last concert have gone on sale, simply to acquire a phone number. Let’s use our crystal ball apps to look at another possibility for our future: A young couple sees an estate sale advertised in the news. The pair is beyond excited and can hardly wait. They watch as an old couch is auctioned off by a fasttalking auctioneer. The couple notices that one side is depressed as though its
former owner sat and watched endless reruns of “I Love Lucy.” Next, buyers bid on a random selection of dishes where no two match, followed by an old chair missing part of its seat. There are gilded frames around pictures of people no one recognizes. Nothing garnishes more than a few dollars. Then comes the big moment the couple is waiting for: the phone number. Yes, in this futuristic world, a valid telephone number is part of an estate. Bidding is frantic as it reaches stratospheric heights and the young couple gives up. They resort to going to coffee shops that advertise free wifi plus an available telephone! An enterprising person launches a web site that offers the opportunity to share a telephone number. Rules come with it however, stating when the number can be used and for how long a conversation can last. But there are alternatives to deal with the phone number shortage. Messaging services abound on the web. There is a delay between responses, but at least some sort of conversation is possible. Finally, the telephone providers give in and instead of seven digits after the area code, they go to a dozen. Since call blocking was based on the old sevendigit phone numbers, call centers reopen and inundate the phone lines with a new bombardment of unsolicited calls! Is this sci-fi? Are these scenes from a futuristic horror flick? Are we destined to do battle over who gets to own the limited number of phone numbers out there? Or is it possible that in the future we won’t even use phone numbers, but something no one has thought of yet? You may let The Thunker know what you think at her e-mail address, firstname.lastname@example.org. © 2019 Sarah Donohoe
First Gathering Of Great Decisions For 2019 All meetings are on the first Tuesday of each month except July. Please come! We are still struggling with the migration crisis all over the world! Today, no countries have open borders. Who determines whether someone is a refugee or a migrant? How have different countries, including the United States, reacted to migration? How effective are the international laws,
policies and organizations that have evolved to assist and protect refugees and migrants? Liz Zornes will lead us in a discussion of "Global migration." We will be in the Hondius Room, Tuesday, March 5th, 11:30 a.m. If you need a book or have not yet picked up your book, Liz will bring them to the discussion. We have a few left if you did not order one.
MARCH 23 FROM 6-11PM Bring the whole family and dive into the fun! MORE INFO: RidgelineHotel.com/pool-party 101 South Saint Vrain Ave. Estes Park, CO | (970) 586-2332
Every Friday @7pm Queen of Hearts drawing is back! Your chance to win some cash! Friday, March 1 @6:30pm Bingo fun and cash prizes for all ages.
Saturday, March 2 @7:15-10pm Open Mic Night
Tuesday, March 5 @5-9pm Come to the annual Mardi Gras Party featuring a Gumbo Cookoff, costume contest, and music by the Really Most Sincerely Dead. Festivities in partnership with Lumpy Ridge Brewery, Elkins Distilling Co. and the Estes Arts District. Friday, March 8 @6:30pm Friday Niters Dance Club.
WE WANT TO FEED YOU!
Friday, March 1 @5:30-7 pm Taco Bar $10
Wednesday, March 6 @11:30-1:00pm Legion Lunch. Your choice of 2 soups and 3 sandwiches for $8.
Friday, March 8 @5:30-7 pm Steak Night by the Sons of the American Legion $18.
Thursday, March 7 @ noon-5pm Veteran benefits assistance and readjustment counseling. Call 970-586-6118 for an appointment.
Get ready to win money! March Bingo occasions will be Friday, March 1 and Tuesday March 19.
Get ready to Get Lucky! St Patrick’s Day festivities on Sunday, March 17 will include Corned Beef and cabbage, Trivia, and Irish shenanigans.
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Estes Pak would like to thank The Marison Project and Becky and Marc for providing food to help feed students and families in our community. Many times this year Marc and Becky have dropped off healthy, fresh food for Estes Pak to send home. Estes Pak is a program started by the Estes Park Education Association to help feed students on the weekends. Estes
Estes Pak Thanks The Marison Project And Becky Gruhl & Marc Coen
Pak partners with many organizations and groups in the Estes Park Community. If there is a food need, Estes Pak is willing to help. If you would like to learn more about Estes Pak or would like to donate food or resources to Estes Pak, please contact Terry Leija, the program coordinator, at 586-7406 ext. 3284 or email at email@example.com
Marison Project would like to thank our outstanding partners:
The Rock Inn, Country Market of Estes Park, Shephard of the Mountains Lutheran Church and Inkwell & Brew!! In January/February they helped us provide over 2000 meals to Pantries, Shelters, families and individuals in need accross the Estes valley and beyond. Marison Projectâ€™s mission is to provide, nutritious, high quality food and clean, easily accesible water to communities, families and individuals in need.
For more infor mation about M ar ison Projec t please visit our web page: www.marisonproject.org
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VISIT ESTES PARK IMPACT DASHBOARD We track lots of metrics to gauge our performance. Lots. Below is a snapshot at what we accomplished in 2018.
WEBSITE Visitestespark.com is the hub for inspiration and information for our guests and a key funnel for referrals for our stakeholders. Growing visitation and time on site is paramount to the success of our mission to grow year-round business in Estes Park.
VISITATION Naturally, we track visitation numbers. We currently log RMNP and Estes Park Visitor Center entrances, CDOT metrics on highway trafﬁc, and tax revenue.
TOP 3 BLOG POSTS: 418,271 LODGING REFERRALS
1,778,495 CARS COMING FROM HIGHWAY 34
827,642 ORGANIC USERS
1. 10 Unique Places to Stay in Estes Park 2. 5 Best Trails to Hike with your Dog in Estes Park 3. How to Fourth of July in Estes Park
5.8% increase from 2017
3,075,512 CARS COMING FROM HIGHWAY 36
417,694 VISITS TO THE ESTES PARK VISITOR CENTER
1.99% decrease from 2017 3.79% increase from 2017
$15,043,092 SALES TAX REVENUE
7.68% increase from 2017
8.7% increase from 2017
Top 10 States for Visitation 1. Colorado 2. Texas 3. Illinois 4. Missouri 5. California 6. Nebraska 7. Kansas 8. Florida 9. Georgia 10. Iowa *via Arrivalist
SOCIAL MEDIA VEP’s social media efforts are used to engage with consumers wanting to share and relive their Estes Park experiences. Additionally, as our audiences grow, we use social media to expand and target campaign messages to support year-round awareness.
53% increase from 2017
10% increase from 2017
OFFICIAL VISITOR GUIDE Our visitors’ guide is an important visitor resource used to inspire travel to Estes Park. Print distribution is the number of guides VEP distributes and requests fulﬁlled from consumer inquiries. We also track usage of our the digital version on our website.
19% increase from 2017
We track so much stuff we can’t fit it all here. Head to VisitEstesPark.com/transparency for an even fuller picture – and regular updates.
AVERAGE TIME SPENT ON GUIDE:
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BBB Charity Accreditation Elevates Trust In Nonprofits The Better Business Bureau (BBB) addonors, they can go online to BBB.org vances marketplace trust. They built and see approved charities, check their their reputation in the business sector, 501(c)(3) status, see financial reports elevating consumerâ€™s trust in products and more. But this accreditation is also and services. They now offer an accredi- beneficial to the nonprofit in seeking tation for charities. Why accredit charigrant funding. EPRNCâ€™s Executive Dities? Donors increasingly seek rector Laurie Dale Marshall out third-party informasays her organization is tion on nonprofits prior motivated to help area to giving and this, in nonprofits stay ahead of turn, places an emphasis the curve, â€œFunding on nonprofit managetrends tell us that more ment. Donors can be asand more funders will sured that a charity with be requiring this acthe BBB accreditation is creditation.â€? a charity in good standThis workshop series ing utilizing best pracis free for EPNRC nontices. profit members. It is An inaugural cohort of funded by the Commueleven Estes Valley nonnity Foundation of profits meet monthly to Northern Colorado, review a set of standards whose local committee established by the BBB.
sees the value in elevatThe 20 standards for ing the trust in all Estes charity accountability nonprofits with this in include Financial Stan- augural cohort. EPRNC dards for Nonprofits, intends to offer the BBB
Nonprofit Governance Charity Accreditation and Oversight, How to Cohort annually as a way to Measure Nonprofit Effectiveness, elevate best practices for the Estes Park Fundraising, and Marketing. The work- nonprofit community. The next cohort shops are presented by the BBB Founda- will start in January. Area nonprofits intion Serving Northern Colorado and terested in the 2020 cohort may contact Wyoming and the Estes Park Nonprofit Laurie Dale Marshall at director@epResource Center (EPNRC). nonprofit.org. Transparency is a great benefit for
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Surgical Service Options Close To Home You donâ€™t have to travel out of Estes These skilled surgeons believe that the Park for Great Care single most important thing they can do for their patient is to make the possibilSurgical services are now available at ity of having surgery less scary and anxiEstes Park Health 24/7/365 to take care ety provoking. While these surgeons of your scheduled or emergent surgery have performed many of the same surneeds. You can stay close to home and geries time and again, they know that close to your primary care physician â€“ each patient has their own no need to travel down personality, history, level of the hill. anxiety and expectations. Our general surgeons, Dr. Reitter shares, â€œI never David Reitter, MD, take for granted, and I am Steven Miller, MD and always humbled, by the fact Howard Bowers, MD that a patient who has never are committed to promet me can enter an exam viding excellent patient room with anxiety, fears care and are champiand concerns regarding a ons of enhancing your clinical problem, or proceoverall surgical experidure that they need to have ence. The thing our Dr. Steven Miller performed, and by the end surgeons appreciate of a 15 to 30 minute enmost about delivering counter they have agreed to high-quality surgical allow me to perform their care and endoscopy procedure. That is what services in Estes Park, makes my job rewarding, is that they are part of and why I feel there is no a community. By prosuch thing as a â€˜routineâ€™ surviding surgical services gery or procedure. â€? in the community, they If you are interested in believe that their preslearning more about the ence makes a differtypes of surgical procedures ence to each person being performed in the they encounter and Dr. David Reitter Estes Park Health Operating that is fulfilling and reRooms, call 970-586-2200 warding. for additional information.
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The Journey To Look Outward And Forward By: Michelle Hurni, Photos by David LaSalle
Challenge Aspen Military Opportunities (CAMO) hosted its 11th winter retreat in Estes Park for veterans, but with an adventurous twist. The veterans and instructors traveled to Never Summer Nordic in Walden, CO and holed up in the Willow Lodge for snow sport bonding. CAMO paired up with the newly founded Estes Park non-profit Flinch Forward to offer this winter retreat. Flinch Forward was started by Adam Shake in 2018 for veterans and first responders, designed because â€œyour tour of duty may have ended, but your mis-
sion continues.â€? They strive to give to each other and their community. When military veterans leave their service, they also leave behind the fellowship and comradery and often lack a support network. â€œMost civilians donâ€™t understand,â€? participant Colby Bowers said. At a CAMO retreat, â€œitâ€™s an instant connection. Everyone is supportive and you have nothing to hide.â€? CAMO gives them the opportunity to open up in ways civilians donâ€™t understand. Joel Perkins took part in his first Challenge Aspen retreat and said, â€œI like how there wasnâ€™t much shape or formality.â€? Another voice in the room shouted, â€œwe run amuck.â€? Yes, itâ€™s an unstructured weekend, but that is where the gains happen.
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Estes Arts District Presents First Friday! Art Groove & Drop Stops Join us this Friday, March 1st starting at 5 p.m. to enjoy gallery socials throughout the village. Shine up your shamrock green and come explore your local galleries. There will be a variety of happenings such as live music, tasty snacks, refreshments, show openings plus artists to chat with about their work. Bring a friend or come and meet some new friends and perhaps find a delightful piece of art to take home with you. Ride the free Estes Park trolley from 5:00-8:00 p.m. to help keep you warm between stops. Collect gallery marks on your Groovy Gallery Travel Card for a chance to win a prize. How to enter drawing: 1. Get a Groovy Gallery travel card. 2. Get a minimum of four different gallery signatures. 3. Add your contact information. 4. Turn in your signed travel card. 5. Done! More event details at www.estesartsdistrict.org March 1st Participating Galleries The Art Center of Estes Park 517 Big Thompson Ave. New Artist Show & Exhibit. Please join our gala celebration for
Estes Park watercolor artist Charlotte Lloyd. Charlotte is a founding member of the Art Center, and we invite the community to come to the Art Center and celebrate and honor Charlotte, who will be moving to Missouri later this spring. We’ll have food, drink and a cake. Plus don't miss our annual Mentor/Students Show! Our wonderful participants are Leah Bos, Marin Kleinbach, Lucy Leija, Michaela Marshall, Leah Mowry, Sarah Mowry, April Ojeda, Luca Reed, Quinn Reynar & Adelyn Zimmer. 5-8 p.m. Earthwood Artisans-360 E. Elkhorn Ave. Join the party - We are currently showing works from over 120 American artists. Find that perfect piece of art that will truly add joy to your life. Tasty
snacks and beverages will be provided during this town wide First Friday! Art Groove event. 5-7 p.m. Aspen and Evergreen Gallery-356 E. Elkhorn Ave. Artist meet & greet Come join us for wine, appetizers and to
chat with local artists about the work they have on display. Plus enjoy live music by Kenneth Kelly. 5-7 p.m. Earthwood Collections 141 E. Elkhorn Ave. Annual Art Exhibit & Sale live jazz concert with Max Wagner (sax) and Stu MacAskie (piano). Enjoy music and beautiful artwork. It’s the perfect opportunity to be a wintertime art explorer. We are featuring the fine art paintings of Denver artist Stan Sidorov. Complimentary food and refreshments will be served through the evening. 5-8 p.m. Stop in for a drop! The Estes Park trolley will be stopping at drop stops along the First Friday! Art Groove route so you can enjoy a tasting or a flight at these local craft beverage establishments between gallery visits. The free trolley runs from 5-8 p.m. • Rock Cut Brewing Co. - Groovy specials plus a twelve tap selection. • Snowy Peaks Winery - Tasting room open until 7:30 p.m. live music 4 to 6 p.m. with Dave Williams.
• Elkins Distilling Co.-Corn Whisky, Colorado style or try it apple spiced. • Lumpy Ridge Brewing Co. - Hoppyness in a happening place, art on display from 5 Elements Forge. Featuring metal artists Bear PayPay and Hawk Koontz. Come out and see beautiful artwork plus enjoy a true taste of Colorado.
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Senate Candidate Andrew Romanoff In Estes Park March 10
U.S. Senate Candidate Andrew Romanoff will be in Estes Park on Sunday afternoon, March 10, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. at the Estes Valley Library’s Hondius Room. This meeting is open to the public and is hosted by the Estes Valley Democrats. (Please also remember that this is the first day of daylight savings time!) Andrew formally announced his run for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Senator Cory Gardner on February 2, with the comments that his decision to run for the Senate “ . . .is grounded in the people of Colorado. I know firsthand what women and men of goodwill can achieve when united by a common purpose.” Andrew has been involved in the Colorado political scene for many years – having served in the Colorado House of Representatives from 2000 through 2008 and being re-elected three times before being term-limited. From 2005 through 2008, Andrew served as Speaker of the Colorado House, and at that time was the youngest person elected to serve as Speaker. Andrew’s background as a progressive
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in the Democratic party was emphasized in his Senate announcement where he voiced support for positions such as Medicare for all, immigration reform and renewable energy policies, including interest in the Green New Deal proposal. For the past four years, Andrew has led Mental Health Colorado, an influential advocacy group for the prevention and treatment of mental health and substance use disorders. In that position, his past experience in the Colorado government helped his work toward improving access to mental health services for all Coloradans. After his recent decision to run for the U.S. Senate, Andrew left that position to avoid any conflict of interest. His focus now is on traveling the state of Colorado to meet residents in all areas to discuss their concerns for their communities, their state and their country. Andrew’s education background includes an undergraduate degree from Yale University, a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, and a Law Degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. Please meet this impressive candidate in person. For more information, you may email Vicky Henry, Democratic PCP Coordinator, at DemsVHenry@yahoo.com.
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Jump Start Your Garden: Learn The Basics Of Seed Starting Spring is out there somewhere, right? Join us to learn how to get a head start on your veggies this year by starting plants indoors from seed. Estes Valley Community Garden and Estes Valley Recreation and Park District Senior and Adult Activities invite you to hear local gardener Floyd Wright explain when to start seeds indoors and how to successfully grow healthy seedlings in a small space with very little equipment, even using some recycled items like egg cartons. This free program will be at the EVRPD Community Center on Community Drive, Tuesday, March 12 at 1-2
p.m. and repeated at 7-8 p.m. Registration is required, either online at evrpd.com, or by phone at 586-2996. There will be time for gardening questions after the program, and Estes Valley Community Garden Board members will be on hand to answer questions about how to get a plot in the Community Garden for the 2019 season. Coming April 9 is another free presentation, â€œWhy Do We Need Bees?â€? also at the Community Center, from 1-2 p.m. This program will not be repeated in the evening. Register now online at evrpd.com or by phone at 586-2996. Both programs are open to all ages. We hope you can join us!
Celebration For Charlotte Lloyd At The Art Center This Friday, March 1
Photo by Kathy Wagner.
The Art Center of Estes Park would like to remind you to please join us for the celebration honoring accomplished Estes Park artist Charlotte Lloyd. This celebration will be held at the Art Center First Friday, March 1, from 5-8:00 p.m. This reception is free and open to the public, and we encourage you to join us for this festive gathering honoring Charlotte. Charlotte Lloyd is best known for her beautifully detailed watercolors, which include florals, still lifes, and landscapes of the Rocky Mountains and the Southwest. She is also accomplished in acrylics, mixed media and oils. Her use of color and light, along with a great passion for flowers and the outdoors, combine to make her paintings alive and vibrant. Charlotteâ€™s paintings have won numerous awards and are included in private and corporate collections throughout the United States and abroad. A native of Missouri, Charlotte will be relocating in
Missouri later this spring, and we encourage you join us in celebrating sending her off on her new adventure. 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 Centerâ€™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 on Charlotteâ€™s reception, exhibitions, classes, presentations and/or projects, please call the Art Center at 970-586-5882 or come see us at the gallery. Visit our website at www.artcenterofestes.com. Winter gallery hours are Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. The gallery is closed Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday through mid-May.
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Estes Park Garden Club March Meeting
Estes Park Senior Citizens Center Menu ——Week of March 4 thru March 8 —— Monday, Mar 4 Chicken Fried Steak w/gravy, 2 scrambled eggs, hash browns & fruit Tuesday, Mar 5 Mexican Platter – beef taco in corn shell, bean & cheese burrito, cheesy quesadilla w/green chili on the side Wednesday, Mar 6 Fried Chicken (3 pc) w/mashed potatoes, gravy & vegetables Thursday, Mar 7 Stuffed Bell Pepper w/beef and rice, garlic bread & Caesar salad Friday, Mar 8 Fish & Homemade Chips with clam chowder soup & coleslaw
——Week of March 11 thru March 15 —— Monday, Mar 11 Scrambled eggs (2) w/ham, french toast (1pc), hash browns & fruit Tuesday, Mar 12 Chicken Fried Chicken w/mashed potatoes, gravy & side salad Wednesday, Mar 13 Baby Back Ribs (1/4 rack) w/homemade chips & coleslaw Thursday, Mar 14 Chicken Cordon Bleu w/baked potato & vegetables Friday, Mar 15 Teriyaki Salmon w/fried rice & vegetable Bruce Kane is an avid gardener who has been honing his plant selection and garden design skills since 1972. Bruce graduated from CSU with a Wildlife Biology degree and worked at the Denver Zoo until his retirement. Melding his love for animals with gardening, Bruce developed a lush and colorful oasis for the birds exhibited in the Denver Zoo’s Bird World and the adjacent Duck area. Upon moving to Estes Park with his wife, Candace, the Kanes did all of the beautiful finish work on their new home they had built on Whispering Pines Road. In retirement Bruce has continued his passion for wildlife and plants. In his extensive garden he studies and meticulously keeps records on plants that thrive in our challenging gardening environment.
In 2013, Kane’s property and garden were heavily damaged in the September flood, with much of it being completely washed downstream. Last year his painstakingly re-built and re-planted garden was awarded the first ever Estes Park “Neighborhood Bright Spot” award. Today his garden boasts 170 varieties of perennials representing 68 different genera. In addition it features another 38 varieties of trees, shrubs, and vines. Please join the members of the Estes Park Garden Club on Monday morning, March 11th, at 10:30 a.m., in the Hondius Room of the Estes Valley Public Library, when Bruce will share his gardening tips and the story of how he and his garden recovered from the 2013 flood that devastated his property.
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, Mar 4th, you need to call before 1:00 PM on Friday, Mar 1st. For reservations call 970-581-2195 (Monday – Friday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm). Pre-paid meal tickets and membership forms are available at the Estes Park Senior Citizens Center located at 1820 S. St. Vrain (Masonic Lodge). Eat at the Senior Citizens Center or take Meals to Go! Regular hours of operation 9:00 am -- 2:00 pm Monday thru Friday. Join or renew membership for 2019! Check out our website: estesparkseniors.org TriFit, Balance, Mahjong, games, movies, and other activities. EPSCC, Inc. wants to serve YOU and YOU can enjoy serving others!
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Soup Supper-75th Anniversary Year Of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church Continues
March 6 is Ash Wednesday and marks the beginning of Lent. Please join us at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church for an Ash Wednesday church service at 6 p.m. And as the church continues to celebrate its 75th Anniversary year, you are also invited to join us for a “Soup Supper” at 5 p.m. before the service. Your choice of homemade soups, condiments, and desserts will all be waiting for you! If you plan to attend the supper, please phone Jeanne at the church office (970-
586-4646 ext. secretary) by February 27. No RSVP needed for the 6 p.m. church service. Throughout the 40 days of Lent there will be continued Lenten services on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 with Holy Week Services the week of April 14-20 and Easter April 21. We hope we will be seeing you! Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church is located at 950 N. St. Vrain Ave., Estes Park. The website is: www.mtcalvaryep.org for more information and will also direct you to our Facebook page.
Congratulations to Mina Honda, the Estes Park News Student of the Week for March 1, 2019. At EPHS, Mina is a cheerleader and a member of the Color Guard and Youth In Action. She is President of the Key Club and in the Concert Choir. She’s earned her varsity letter in cheer and maintains a 4.08 GPA. Outside of school she likes reading, traveling, spending time with her family and hanging out with her friends. Mina’s favorite quote is “If you can’t find the sunshine, be the sunshine.” She loves this quote because she says, “The idea that you create your own light and happiness and be there for others is a beautiful concept that I strive to apply to my life, everyday!”
After high school she hopes to attend the California Institute of Technology to study mathematics while spending her summers teaching at cheer camps with UCA. She’d eventually like to use her degree to become a math professor. Mina said, “Throughout my life, I want to make a difference, to change the world, in whatever small ways I can.”
Bank of Estes Park Student Legacy Award: In addition to being awarded the Student of the Week, each winner will be given the opportunity to nominate the school program of their choice for the chance to win $500. At the end of the school year, one such nomination will be randomly selected, and that school program will be awarded the $500 Bank of Estes Park Student Legacy Award, in that student's name.
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‘NOT WITH MY LIFE I WON’T!’ Last week I got a dreaded phone call. A father I’ve known and loved for many years was on the phone. His first words, “Bob, our son is dead!” He continued, “He killed himself!” What shocking news! A successful son, highly regarded by the State of Alaska for whom he worked, whose wife had just opened her successful business. I had had the joy of doing their wedding on a Caribbean Cruise ship years ago. Whatever happened to ‘Happily ever after’ that had been their goal? As in many cases like this, incurable illness …mental or physical…enters in, to the point that someone decides they can’t go on. I want to draft this article at this time since I am so preoccupied with this subject as we prepare for the memorial service next week. I also want to write about it because so many in our society have to deal with, such as I am, making arrangements for the loss of a loved one or friend who just didn’t feel like they could go on. Suicide has always been a force to reckon with. The Bible tells of seven suicides. It also tells of many who contemplated it or longed for it. Elijah pleaded with God to ‘take my life’, and Jonah asked men to throw him overboard, and Job, in physical misery amid tremendous loss of ‘things’, family and ‘true’ friends, longed to talk to God about these happenings and his desire to leave. In the New Testament, the Apostle Paul, longed to ‘depart and be with Christ’ which is far better. To Paul, ‘to die is gain.” In contemporary society suicide is widespread. Every year over 2 million people attempt suicide, with 50 thousand succeeding. Every minute, someone attempts to self-destruct. Five thousand youth and teens succeed. Statistics show that more women than men attempt suicide…but three times more men than women succeed. And each attempt or completed suicide ‘hammers’ society and those who are near to the one who is lost. So, when we are forced to deal with it in our circle, what should we do? First of all, we need to each be alert to those we know who might be struggling with life’s challenges and contemplating ‘getting out’. Attending every suicide are feelings of guilt on the part of survivors or others who knew the deceased. A woman penned these words, speaking for all of us who have known those who ‘left’. “If only I’d stopped and knocked on your door; if only I’d known you couldn’t take anymore. If only I’d been there; if only I’d called; if I’d not been so busy and, once again, stalled. Why didn’t I see then, the pain in your eyes, and know that you felt so alone and despised? Why didn’t I hear the hurt in your voice, and know you were about to make your last choice?” (Karen Howard) Having failed to ‘notice’ and now lost the loved one, what should we do? First, we need to refuse to ‘pass judgment’. Many have ‘become angry’ with the suicide for ‘bailing out’, and leaving others to deal with so many emotions, not to mention all the things that must be taken care of, due to the death of their friend. We must not judge, because we do not know the immense pain they were carrying. We cannot judge…we might have ‘bailed’ much sooner. Second, we must not presume to ‘assign the deceased their eternal destiny’. Some consider suicide the ‘unpardonable sin’. But those who do so forget that we have a God of grace, who knows what our friend was dealing with. He alone is Judge. I write this because some of you have ‘heard’ a call like mine, and some of you have ‘made’ a call like mine. Let’s all love ourselves and each other and be there for all we know in times of both health and severe distress. That’s God’s plan. Bob
Polar Bear Plunge This Saturday! Freezin’ for a Reason The first annual Trout Haven Resorts Polar Bear Plunge Fundraiser will be held starting at 11:00 a.m. this Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the Trout Haven Fishing Pond. Individuals and five person teams will take the plunge as a benefit to start a Trout in the Classroom (TIC) program in the Estes Park School System. Pledges start at $50 for individuals, or a team of five can make a pledge for $200. Trout in the Classroom is a conservation-oriented, environmental education program backed by Colorado Trout Unlimited. Throughout the school year, students raise trout from eggs to fry, monitor tank water quality, engage in a stream habitat study, learn to appreciate water resources, grow to understand aquatic ecosystems, and begin to foster a conservation ethic. For more information on the TIC program, visit http://www.coloradotu.org/trout-in-theclassroom. Trout Haven Resorts is partnering with Colorado Trout Unlimited and Estes Park Schools to bring this exciting and hands-on education program into the Estes Valley. Proceeds from the fundraiser will be used to purchase the
infrastructure necessary to implement this far-reaching program in the Estes Park School District. This includes the costs of aquariums, supplies, fish health testing, and educational materials. The successful launch of this program will make Estes Park School District the thirteenth ongoing TIC program along the Front Range. For any questions or more information about the program, please contact Joe Bottoms at firstname.lastname@example.org or Damien Boynton at email@example.com m or 970-577-5320. To register for the plunge, contact Alec Buns at 907-5770202 or stop by the Trout Haven Fishing Pond to pick up a registration form Thursdays - Sundays. Participants can register up to the morning of the event; participants that register by the early registration deadline of February 16, 2019 will receive their event t-shirts by the day of the plunge. If you are interested in participating in the craft fair please contact Amy Amos at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to see you come down and start freezin’ for a reason!
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper The Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies will host a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on Tuesday, March 5 at the church located at 1700 Brodie Ave. Pancakes, ham, and traditional King Cakes will be served from 4:30 until 6:00. There will be festive piano music to accompany the supper. This event is free, but it is a fundraiser for Crossroads Ministry, so your contributions are welcomed. Community members are welcome to join in the fun and fellowship as we anticipate the arrival of Lent.
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Attention Children & Youth: Wildlife Photography Contest
MISSION: New Earth, an Estes Valley non-profit organization, is sponsoring a wildlife photography contest for children and youth that includes three age categories; 5-8, 9-12 and 13-17. Up to three (3) images may be entered at no cost to the participant; and, photographs may be made with any type of camera. All wildlife species qualify for entry â€“ birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, invertebrates, fish, insects, etc. Prizes for first, second and third place winners in each category, along with Best of Show will be awarded the evening of April 6, 2019, during Celebrating Our Wild Brothers & Sisters-A Wildlife Gala at the Estes Park High School in Estes Park Colorado. Certificates of Merit will be presented to all participants. Entry is open now and closes March 24, 2019. Get busy and submit your entry as soon as possible. The link below will provide contest details, including where to submit those photographs. blog.weldonlee.com/uncategorized/pho-
tography-contest-for-children-youth-3/ The purpose of this contest is to provide opportunities for children and youth to connect with, and develop meaningful relationships with wildlife. As the children and youth mature, the seeds planted while theyâ€™re in the presence of our wild brothers and sisters will grow, as will a love for all animals. People will not abuse and destroy the things they love. Some will become professionals protecting our wild brothers and sisters on the front lines, while others will become actively involved in sharing our message around the world, thereby creating a new earth where it will no longer be necessary to protect our wild brothers and sisters. â€œExperiencing a wild animal's inner spirt as you look into their eyes through a camera viewfinder is a great way of connecting with our wild brothers and sisters.â€? - Weldon Lee
Historic Park Theatre
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March 2nd & March 6th
Adult Trip To Washington DC With Jeff Arnold .BSDIUI !QN
If you have known students who have gone on the 8th grade Washington D.C. trip and wanted to go yourself, Jeff Arnold is leading a trip for adults only this coming October. Mr. Arnold has been teaching U.S. history for over 25 years, and has yearly taken 8th graders to Washington, D.C. and Gettysburg for most of that time. Besides teaching middle school, he also teaches a class each year at the Senior
Center on the Civil War. This trip will include touring the sites of Washington, as well as a tour the battlefield at Gettysburg. To get schedule, cost, etc. please contact Bill Beaver via email at email@example.com or call (970)-590-3342 (office number) The deadline to contact Bill is this Thursday, February 28.
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ESTES PARK HAPPENINGS For additional information call 800-443-7837 • 970-577-9900
Mar. 2: Whiskey Warm Up. (SOLD OUT) Local whiskey, fire pits, vendors, live entertainment, education. George Hix Riverside Plaza. 1-4pm
WINTER ACTIVITIES Mar. 8: Photographing Winter Landscapes. Rocky Mountain Conservancy. 5:30-8:30pm Mar. 9: Winter Ecology Snowshoe Trek. Rocky Mountain Conservancy. 9am-1pm
ENTERTAINMENT Mar. 1: Bingo. American Legion Post 119. 6:30-8:30pm Mar. 1-2 & 6: Karaoke. Lonigans. 9pm Mar. 1, 8 & 15: $5 Friday 9-Hole Golf. 9-Hole Golf Course. 8am-12pm Mar. 3 & 10: Bingo Night. Rock Cut Brewing Company. 6-7:30pm Mar. 5 & 12: Euchre Game Night. The Barrel. 6-10pm Mar. 5 & 12: Trivia Night. Rock Cut Brewing. 7-8:30pm Mar. 6 & 13: Cribbage Night. The Barrel. 6-10pm Mar. 7 & 14: Geeks Who Drink. Trivia. Latitude 105 Alehouse. 6-10pm Mar. 7 & 14: Poker & Texas Hold’em. The Barrel. 6-11pm Mar. 8-9, 13 & 15: Karaoke. Lonigans. 9pm Mar. 9 & 15: The Spitfire Grill. Musical. YMCA. 2-4pm & 7:30-9:30pm Mar. 14: Dinner w/ the Brewers. Bird & Jim. 6:30-8:30pm
MUSIC Mar. 1: Dave Williams. Americana. Snowy Peaks Winery. 4-6pm
March 1-15, 2019
Mar. 1: Max & Stu. Jazz. Earthwood Collections. 5-8pm
Mar. 1: David Potter. Acoustic. The Rock Inn Mountain Tavern. 5-8pm
Mar. 1: March Gallery Social. Earthwood Artisans. 5-7pm
Mar. 1: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. Swing. The Stanley Hotel. 9-11:30pm
Mar. 1: Meet the Artist Party. Aspen & Evergreen Gallery. 5-8pm
Mar. 1-2: The Dempsey/Fox Duo. Jazz. The Other Side Rest. 5-8pm
Mar. 1: First Friday! Art Groove. Gallery & art center tours, refreshments, music. Throughout town. 5-8pm
Mar. 1-2: James Davis. Guitar. Twin Owls Steakhouse. 6-9pm Mar. 1-2: Tim McLemore. Jazz & Blues. Nicky’s Steakhouse. 6pm Mar. 2: Jon Pickett. Acoustic. Rock Inn Mountain Tavern. 5-8pm Mar. 3 & 10: Joseph Lingenfelter. Acoustic. Other Side Rest. 10am-1pm Mar. 7 & 14: Bluegrass Jam. The Rock Inn Mountain Tavern. 6-9pm Mar. 8: Dahlby & Nadine. Folk Rock. Snowy Peaks Winery. 4-6pm Mar. 8: Jay Stott. Acoustic. Rock Inn Mountain Tavern. 5-8pm Mar. 8-9: The Dempsey/Fox Duo. Jazz. The Other Side Restaurant. 5-8pm Mar. 8-9: James Davis. Guitar. Twin Owls Steakhouse. 6-9pm Mar. 8-9: Tim McLemore. Jazz & Blues. Nicky’s Steakhouse. 6pm Mar. 9: Sean Flynn. Acoustic. The Rock Inn Mountain Tavern. 5-8pm Mar. 10: Jon Pickett. Acoustic. Rock Inn Mountain Tavern. 5-8pm Mar. 13: Just Jill. Acoustic. The Rock Inn Mountain Tavern. 5-9pm Mar. 15: Geoff Clark. Acoustic. Snowy Peaks Winery. 4-6pm Mar. 15: The Dempsey/Fox Duo. Jazz. The Other Side Restaurant. 5-8pm Mar. 15: Alex Thoele. Acoustic. The Rock Inn Mountain Tavern. 6-9pm Mar. 15: James Davis. Guitar. Twin Owls Steakhouse. 6-9pm Mar. 15: Tim McLemore. Jazz & Blues. Nicky’s Steakhouse. 6pm
Mar. 1: Gallery Social - Fine Art Show. Earthwood Collections. 5-8pm
SEMINARS, CLASSES & LECTURES Mon. & Wed. at 6pm, Fri. & Sat. at 7pm: Sip & Paint. Murphy’s Resort. Wed., Sat., Sun.: Weaving Demos. Old Church Shops. 1-3pm Mar. 1: Community All Levels Yoga. Estes Park Yoga. 6-7pm Mar. 1: Whiskey Summit Education Series. Bird & Jim. 6-7:30pm Mar. 4 & 11: History & Nature Talk. Rams Horn Village Resort. 5-6pm Mar. 5 & 12: Free 5k Group Fun Run. The Stanley Hotel. 5:30pm Mar. 11: Rules of Golf Seminar. 18Hole Golf Course. 1-3pm
FUNDRAISERS Mar. 2: First Annual Polar Bear Plunge. Trout Haven Resorts. 11am
COMMUNITY Mar. 2: Sports & Fitness Expo. Community Center. 10am-5pm
UPCOMING Apr. 13: Bigfoot Days. 5-mile run, Bigfoot-themed activities. Bond Park. 10am-4pm
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6am - 10am Morning Music 10am - 1pm Easy Listening 1 pm-3pm Afternoon Classical 3pm - 5pm Upbeat Monday: 1950-1963 Tuesday: 1964-1975 Wednesday: 1976-1983 Thursday: 1984-1999 Friday: 2000 - Current 5pm-7pm Dinner Music 7pm-9pm Grass Fed (Eclectic Rock Bands) 9pm - 11pm Jazz 11pm-6am Night Music
6am-11am Saturday Morning Chores 11am - Noon British Rock Noon - 2pm Old Time Radio 2pm - 4pm Estes Park Spanish Radio 4pm-7pm Dinner Music 7pm-9pm Grass Fed 9pm-11pm Jazz 11 pm - 6am Night Music
6am-8am Praise 8am-9am Sunday Morning Hymns 9am-10:00am Gospel 10am-11am Sunday Morning Hymns 11am-1pm Instrumental Music 1pm - 2pm German Hour 2pm-5pm Afternoon Classical 5pm-7pm Dinner Music 7pm-9pm Jazz 9pm - 11pm Evening Classical 11pm-6am Night Music
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Fine Arts Guild Muscial The Spitfire Grill Opens March 8th Come check out local Estes Park talent show their stuff in the Fine Arts Guildâ€™s annual musical! The Spitfire Grill is a charming tale of forgiveness and second chances. Based on a page from an old travel book, a feisty parolee follows her dreams to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannahâ€™s Spitfire Grill. The grill is for
sale, but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town, so newcomer Percy suggests to Hannah that she raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the grill wins. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow-full and things are definitely cookinâ€™ at the Spitfire Grill. This musical is full of small town
charm, and catchy, Appalachian style music. Director Denise Stookesberry says the talented cast will have you humming the tunes and feeling good about the story of redemption. Performances are March 8, 9, 15, and 16 at 7:30pm; and March 10 and 17 at 2:00pm at Hempel Auditorium, YMCA of the Rockies. For opening night only,
tickets are offered at a special, buy oneâ€” get one free rate! Tickets are available at Macdonald Book Shop and online at www.fineartsguild.org and will also be available at the door. Ticket prices are as follows: Adults $15, seniors $12, under 18 $10. Fine Arts Guild Members are free.
Annual Combined JBB/ EPHS Jazz Band Concert Coming Soon
â€œComing soon to a theater near you â€œ will be the annual Estes Park High School Jazz Band and Estes Park Jazz Big Band combined concert. Each group of fine jazz musicians has been rehearsing for weeks especially for this 2019 event. The long-awaited concert will take place on Wednesday March 6th at 7:00. In spite of the professional quality of this performance, no admission will be charged. The â€œtheater near youâ€? is the EPHS auditorium, the only place in Estes large enough to stage such a large group of fine local musicians in one place. The high school musicians under the direction of the new Estes Park Schools Director of Bands, Kaylin Brennan, will be playing big-band arrangements of some of every jazz buff â€™s all-time favorites: Dave Brubeckâ€™s Take 5, Gershwinâ€™s Summertime, W.C. Handyâ€™s well-worked and re-worked St. Louie Blues, and Birdland, written in honor of Charlie Parkerâ€™s New York Jazz Club. The previous 2018 EPHS Jazz Band, pictured here, was outstanding, and those members who have graduated have been sadly missed, but new musical prodigies have taken their places. One such musician is trumpeter Ian Norris, age fifteen, who will be taking
some of the jazz â€œrides.â€? Since jazz band rides are improvisational and never played the same way twice, this audience will hear Ianâ€™s March 6th versions for the first and only time ever. Similarly, the Jazz Big Band members, led by Loren Johnson, have included improvisational rides on some of its selections, too. These more-experienced jazz players will be playing Duke Ellingtonâ€™s Satin Doll, show-casing Bob Latchaw on the piano, followed by Gershwinâ€™s How Long Has This Been Going On, both arranged by Mark Taylor. The JBB has thoroughly enjoyed rehearsing Ernesto Lecuonaâ€™s MalagueĂąa, as arranged by Bob Lowdon, with trombonist Curtis Fox playing the ride as only he can do it. Ward Durrett has been having a lot of fun on percussion with the driving Spanish rhythms, too. Irving Berlinâ€™s Blue Skies, arranged by Paul Jennings, will offer a nice contrast, but the Latin rhythms will return with a vengeance when the JBB plays Johnny Richardsâ€™ Afro-Cuban La Suerte de los Tontos (the Luck of the Fools), arranged by
Victor Lopez. After just a little time-out to re-arrange the stage, both bands will play the final two jazz charts together with Ms. Brennan conducting. Their first selection is the theme from The Incredibles, composed by Michael Giacchino and arranged by Paul Murtha. Some of the JBB musicians recommend seeing the movie just to hear the music, but those who missed that opportunity can hear it here. The final number for this intergenerational concert will be Duke Ellingtonâ€™s
Caravan, which has been loved and played by many jazz musicians over the years, arranged this time by Dave Barduhn. Each year, both groups of musicians look forward to this event because they can learn from each other and encourage each other as they sit side-by-side in each section They love the opportunity to prove once again that music is a life-time passion that communicates across all categories of human experience much better than mere words can do.
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EPHS Thespian Troupe 7284 To Present “She Kills Monsters” This Weekend! Students at Estes Park High School have been busy rehearsing for their March 1-2 production of “She Kills Monsters” Young Adventurers Edition by Qui Nguyen. You won’t want to miss this amazing production. “She Kills Monsters” tells the story of Agnes Evans, a young woman grieving for her deceased sister. The Evans sisters never were especially close, but after Tilly’s death, Agnes resolves a notebook containing a game scenario created by her sister. She discovers that Tilly was well-known Dungeons and Dragons player, and that she was passionate about online fantasy gaming. In order to unlock more secrets about her mysterious young sibling, Agnes recruits a “dungeon master” named Chuck to help her understand and grieve Tilly. Chock-full of elves, warrior women and nasty ogres, “She Kills Monsters” is a surprisingly sweet tale of friendship, loss, and acceptance. From Director Jordanne Bradley, “From the beginning we knew that this show would be tough to produce mainly because there is a lot going on, stage combat, huge props, a lot of light cues, not to mention all the normal things that go into putting on a show, like blocking and memorizing lines. But all the students have totally risen to the occasion and I have been very impressed with them. I'm so excited to see it all come together. We are very lucky to have such a talented group of students.” Cast Tilly Evans- Sophie Greenway Inga Throne, Pam Johnson, Laura Larson Agnes Evans- Maia Faulkner Creature Costumes Lilith- Chloe Burke Pat Nelson Kaliope- Molly Morgan Set Construction Orcus- Sean Johnson BJBC Chuck Biggs- Nathan Zurfluh Set Design Miles- Noel Villanueva Mary Nelson, Sophie Greenway, & Sean Johnson Vera- Annika Throne Dance Choreography Evil Gabbi- Amelia Fichera Hannah Heckerson Evil Tina- Sydney Lewelling Tech Crew Steve- Brayden Bojan Nathan Richardson, Lucas Pearson, John Feree, Farah- Lily Goodemote Logan Goodemote Sage Shumate, & Quinn Collinet Narrator- Molly Larson Prop Design Monsters n Sophie Greenway, Anna Greenway, & Sean JJohnMaddy Asche son Amelia Fichera The play will be performed at thee Sydney Lewelling EPHS auditorium March 1 and 2 Brayden Bojan at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased Lily Goodemote at estesschools.org or at the high Molly Larson school auditorium on the night of Directors the performance. For more information, call 970-586-5321. Jordanne Bradley & Jordan Hazelton *This show contains some adult Costumes themes, viewer discretion is advised.
Photos by Kris Hazelton
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The Estes Park EDC Welcomes New Board of Directors
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The Estes Park Economic Development Corporation (Estes Park EDC) recently welcomed two new board members. Melissa Westover joins the Board as an owner of Westover Construction and Estee Rivera Murdock is joining as the Executive Director of the Rocky Mountain Conservancy. Melissa, along with her husband Mark, has lived in the Estes Valley for 31 years. In 1990 Mark and Melissa founded Westover Construction and have been building high quality homes ever since. Melissa is a Licensed Professional Counselor, professional mediator/facilitator and restorative justice practitioner. She recently retired from her position as Estes Valley Restorative Justice Manager and Executive Director. She currently
serves on the Colorado State Restorative Justice Coordinating Council, and is a Trustee for her alma mater Greenville University. Locally she has served on various non-profit boards and enjoys singing in various community events. Mark and Melissa have four adult children and four grandchildren who all reside in the Estes Valley. Estee Rivera Murdock, is the executive director at the Rocky Mountain Conservancy, which produces educational publications, offers seminars, supports research, and provides philanthropic support to Rocky Mountain National Park and other public lands partners in Colorado and Wyoming. Born and raised in southern Arizona, Estee previously worked for the National Park Service for nearly a decade. She has an MA in geography with a focus on Hispanic community engagement and public lands and geographic information science. She also holds a B.A. in anthropology and Spanish literature, all from the University of Arizona. She currently resides with her husband Erik and daughter Rose in Estes Park, CO. Estes Park EDCâ€™s Board includes a mix of representatives from businesses, business associations, non-profits and government. Estes Park EDC uses and promotes the tools of economic development to create a more dynamic, multi-generational community to the benefit of all citizens. Estes Park EDC plans for and promotes the economic development of the Estes Valley in ways that are compatible with those qualities that make Estes Park a unique mountain community
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2020 Rotary Peace Fellowship Application Process Underway The spike in regional and local conflicts around the globe has boosted the need for peace and development leaders skilled in building positive social change. The fully funded Rotary Peace Fellowship, which covers tuition and living expenses, increases the capacity of existing leaders to prevent and resolve conflict through academic training, field experience and professional networking. Up to 100 fellows are selected every year in a globally competitive process based on personal, academic and professional achievements. Fellows earn either a master’s degree or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies at one of the Rotary Peace Centers, located within seven leading universities around the world. More than 1,200 program alumni are working in over 100 countries as leaders in national governments, NGOs, social enterprises, the military, law enforcement and international organizations such as the United Nations. Master’s Degree • 15-24 month program at one of five Rotary Peace Centers at leading partner universities • 50 fellows selected annually to earn a master’s degree in fields related to peace and development. Each university offers interdisciplinary curricula with research-informed teaching • Two to three-month self-designed applied field experience to develop practical skills • Fellows connect with an international cohort of peace fellows, thought leaders
and a global network of Rotarians. Professional Development Certificate • Three-month professional development program at the Rotary Peace Center in Bangkok, Thailand • Intended for social change leaders with extensive experience working in peace-related fields • 50 fellows selected annually to earn a professional certificate in peace and conflict studies • Diverse interdisciplinary program includes eight weeks of intensive classroom study with guest lecturers and up to three weeks of field studies. Interested applicants may take an eligibility quiz at: tinyurl.com/y3ph5qf6. Qualified candidates have: • For the master’s program, a bachelor’s degree or equivalent, plus three years of related work experience and proficiency in a second language (strongly recommended) • For the certificate program, a strong academic background, plus five years of related work experience • Proficiency in English • Excellent leadership skills. The 2020-21 academic term deadline is May 31, 2019. Additional information on Rotary Peace Scholarships, including an application checklist video and a timeline for the application process is available at: tinyurl.com/jkzkk8e. Interested? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Ron Gordon, International Service Director of the Rotary Club of Estes Park at email@example.com.
1700 Brodie Ave, across from High School More Information at pccrusa.org and 970-586-4404 Sunday Service at 10:00am Children Welcome Pipe Organ - Chapel Choir - Bell Choirs
Join us for Communion March 3
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Theme, Prizes Unveiled For 2019 Estes Park Duck Race By: Rita DuChateau
The Fall River may be crusted with ice, but the 2019 Estes Park Rotary Duck Race Festival is right around the bend. The Duck Race Festival Committee has just unveiled this yearâ€™s race theme and major prizes. The list of participating organizations that will benefit is complete, the roster of major and associate sponsors finalized. The 2019 event on Saturday, May 4, will capture the adventure of life in the Rockies and features mascot Lucky Duck decked out in hiking gear. The Festival will offer expanded activities at Nickyâ€™s Steakhouse and George Hix Memorial Riverside Plaza, and a Duck Waddle 5K sponsored by the Estes Park Running Club. The Estes Park Rotaryâ€™s Friendship Card, a fundraising and discount program, will be offered for sale for the first time on Race Day. (contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.) Interactive games for the kids, live music, merchandise sales, the Friendship Card, and thousands of plastic ducks floating toward the finish line will combine to make the Festival fun for all ages, said 2019 â€˜Big Duckâ€™ Kathy Groesbeck. â€œThis is The Rotary Club of Estes Parkâ€™s largest fundraising and â€˜fun-raising' event, a not-to-be missed Saturday in the mountains,â€? Groesbeck said. The 2019 event will feature a major
cash prize and three getaway packages with accommodations donated by Delaware North Parks and Resorts and trip expenses donated by the Estes Park Duck Race. â€˘ Grand Prize $5,000 cash.
Lodge, Fish Camp, California, a stunning mountain resort set two miles from Yosemite National Park and surrounded by noble evergreen forest. Tenaya Lodge is an all-season resort featuring lodge rooms and cottage rooms, a rich range of recreational activities, a 10,000 square-foot luxury spa, indoor and outdoor pools and five dining venues located on the property. The package includes an allday tour of Yosemite for two. â€˘ Three-night stay for two in Old Faithful Cabin, West Yellowstone, Montana. Clustered in five
â€˘ Three-night stay for two at The Pine Lodge, Whitefish, Montana, located on the doorstep of majestic Glacier National Park. The resort offers comfortable year-round accommodations for guests traveling through Whitefish, Montana. This facility is situated alongside the Whitefish River, with many rooms boasting views of the surrounding mountain tops. Glacier National Park is a mere 25 miles away, offering an abundance of recreational opportunities. The package includes access to all amenities: continental breakfast, standup paddle boards, kayaks, bicycles; a guided trip to Glacier National Park; and a round of golf. â€˘ Three-night stay for two at Tenaya
Yellowstone. "Everyone loves to take a vacation, and we want to help with some great choices this year," Groesbeck said. "The trip prizes will certainly add to the excitement for our fans." The reason for the race? To help 67 Estes Valley groups and charities. The complete list of beneficiaries will be available on epduckrace.org beginning March 1, the day sales begin. â€œI am very excited about the number and quality of the organizations we will be supporting this year, â€? said Larry Williams, Duck Race Festival Committee member who coordinated selection of beneficiaries. â€œWe are welcoming some new charities and look forward to their participation.â€? The generosity of major and associate sponsors makes the race possible, said Bill Solms, who led the sponsorship effort. A major sponsor contributes $500 or more in cash or services to support race
camp settings, this 50-cabin property provides a sense of community without compromising privacy. The Explorer Cabins at Yellowstone combine the charm of cabin lodging with the joys of generational travel and dog-friendly travel. Open yearround, the Old Faithful Cabin is minutes from the Park's West En trance and a short drive from Old Faithful. The package includes: all-day guided prizes. An associate sponsor kicks in interpretive snow coach tour to the $100 in cash or services. The company Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone or Old logos of major sponsors and names of Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone National associate sponsors appear on Duck Race Park; park entrance fees an box lunches; posters and website. In addition, major dinner for two at the Branch Restaurant; sponsors are listed on adoption forms. tickets to the Grizzly and Wolf DiscovPosters and adoption forms will soon ery Center and IMAX Theater in West appear, both designed by local artist Tim Buck. The goal for 2019 is to raise $135,000 or more in duck adoptions that will benefit the participating organizations that are selling them, Groesbeck said. For each $20 adoption form sold, $19 goes to the beneficiaries. In the past 30 years, the Estes Park Duck Race has returned more than $2.6 million to the Estes Valley.
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Drop-In To Learn About Museum Gift Shop Volunteering
My Dearest Friend: The Story Of Abigail And John Adams As part of its Books & Authors series, live in New England, they also have a the Estes Valley Library is hosting a Colorado connection. Stapleton is the performance based on the lives of Abi- brother of Estes Park resident Mary gail and John Adams titled “My Dearest Overly. Friend.” Actors Jim Stapleton and DiMonday’s program also spotlights ana Bigelow will tell the story of Amer- the biography “First Family” by Joseph ica’s second President and First Lady, as Ellis. A limited number of copies are told in their letters, diaries and Revolu- available for those who register early. tionary-era songs. Visit estesvalleylibrary.org for more The presentation takes place this details and registration. Monday, March 4, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Estes Valley Library’s Hondius Room. Attendees should register in advance at estesvalleylibrary.org. John and Abigail Adams spent much of their married life apart; John was often away on government business of one sort or another. The letters between them are a testament to their affection, insights and originality, as well as a window into the machinations of the Revolutionary period and the building of a nation. While performers Diana Bigelow and Jim Stapleton. Bigelow and Stapleton
The Estes Park Museum Friends are inviting interested community members to learn more about the new volunteer opportunities that will be available in the Estes Park Museum Gift Shop. A Drop-In Day is being offered this Saturday, March 2 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the museum, located at 200 4th Street, with a chance to see plans for the future shop space. If interested in stopping by, RSVP to Friends Administrative Assistant Elaine Hunt-Downey at email@example.com, or call Elaine directly at 970-481-5242. Future volunteers will staff the museum gift shop, helping visitors as they explore the wide variety of merchandise that provides personal mementos of the museum experience and special gifts for loved ones. The Museum Gift Shop features unique memorabilia, books, apparel, artwork and other items that celebrate local history and that connect to the themes found in the Museum’s exhibits and collections. Proceeds from all sales support the mission of the nonprofit Museum Friends & Foundation. Estes Park Museum Gift Shop volunteers will typically staff a three-hour shift each week. Volunteers have the option to sign up for a regular weekly schedule or to serve in a flexible on-call
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Dine Around Returns In March Join us in Estes Park every Thursday night in March for a town-wide dine around event! Dozens of restaurants all throughout the village will offer a $5 tasting plate from 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. with a different menu each week. Stop by two or three restaurants each week to see friends, join in the fun, and taste great food from all different restaurants. The restaurant list is being finalized now! For information on participating as a restaurant, or for general questions, contact email@example.com.
Don't miss the opportunity to build your custom dream home in The Reserve, a premier neighborhood in Estes Park, limited lots available. 1.39 acre corner lot w/ 12 acres of private open space across the street to host the wildlife of Estes. Level lot w/ amazing mountain views in all directions of The Continental Divide, Lumpy Ridge, Longs Peak & Twin Sisters. Paved streets & buried public utilities. Just minutes from downtown Estes Park, Lake Estes & RMNP. Make your dream a reality today! Lot 12, The Reserve $349,000
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970-586-2345 ANGE EALTY, LTD. 300 E. Elkhorn Avenue, Estes Park The Oldest Real Estate Company In Estes Park BOB AND TONY'S PIZZA 124 W. Elkhorn The famous Bob & Tonyâ€™s Pizza is for sale and is nestled in down town Estes Park on Elkhorn Ave. This well-established business can be bought for $700,000 separately from the building (ask for lease price of building if only buying business). A classic family entertainment center, with more than just pizza, was established in 1957. Bring the family and enjoy the arcade games. Eat in or take out. â€œTake & Bakeâ€? pizzas also offered. $1,700,000
1000 WOODLAND CT Beautiful WOODED CORNER LOT with views of Longs Peak from this updated 3 Bed 2 Bath home. Cathedral ceiling in LR, Dining and Kitchen with granite countertops and Stainless Steel Appliances. This is truly a ONE-LEVEL-LIVING with no steps leading in from the outside. Lots of stand-up storage under the home via an outside door. $549,000
TBD PEAK TO PEAK HIGHWAY "Once there were four, but not no more" Only 1 Lot Left! Incredible building site along Highway 7 with amazing views of Longs Peak. This splended 3.090 acre site has evergreens and aspens and abundant elk. It is located just south of Aspen Lodge with access on Levings Way.
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Julie Klett Receives Residency Award Up-and-coming local painter Julie Klett has been awarded an April 2019 artist residency from Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts. The Foundation is located on the historic Brush Creek Ranch, a century-old, 30,000-acre guest and working cattle ranch at the base of the Medicine Bow National Forest in Saratoga, Wyoming. The nonprofit organization provides valuable time and space for artistic exploration to deserving visual artists, writers, musi-
cians and composers from all backgrounds, media, and genres. A jury of professionals from the arts and humanities rank potential residents based on submitted work samples in a rigorous selection process. The residency is highly competitive, selecting just four visual artists from around the world each month. Klett plans to work on larger and more abstracted landscapes while in residency. Her work can be viewed at www.JulieKlettArtist.com.
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Brain Schaffer, Executive Director at Crossroads Ministries of Estes Park agreed to receive money from recycled tabs from Susan Yarrington, Glen Haven, aka â€œThe Tab Lady.â€? After four years of donations to Restorative Justice Partnership, Susan and her team decided to support Crossroads for the next four years. Individuals, businesses and service organizations place aluminum tabs from soda, beer, pet foods, soups, some canned vegetable, iced tea, energy drinks, tuna cans, etc. in collection containers around Estes Park and volunteers take the tabs, recycle them for cash, then donate the cash to help local at-risk individuals and their families, served by Crossroads Ministry of Estes Valley. If you are interested in helping Crossroads receive â€˜freeâ€™ money, start collecting aluminum tabs at home,
family/friend gatherings, work, etc. then deposit them at a local business/service industry (see list below) or contact Susan for your own container at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tabs for Tough Times Locations: â€˘ Summit Church Kids (& Parents) â€˘ Ace Hardware â€˘ Town Hall â€˘ Premier Members Credit Union â€˘ Rocky Mountain Gateway â€˘ School District Office â€˘ Larimer County Office â€˘ Park Supply â€˘ NAPA Auto Supply â€˘ The Glen Haven General Store â€˘ Bank of Colorado â€˘ US Bank â€˘ All Public Schools: Teacher Lounges â€˘ School Bus Barn
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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, will host one of its signature head-shaving events at the Estes Park Mountain Shop on Saturday, March 16, 2019 where volunteers will shave their heads to raise money for lifesaving childhood cancer research. Every two minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer worldwide, and in the U.S. one in five kids diagnosed won’t survive. Those who do survive often suffer longterm effects from treatments too harsh for their developing bodies. As the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants, St. Baldrick's is leading the charge to take childhood back from cancer. 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 donations raised at events like this have made it possible for St. Baldrick’s to fund more than $232 million to support the best childhood cancer research, wherever it takes place. Over the course of 16 years, the Estes Park Mountain Shop has raised over $218,000 for kids with cancer with more than $14,500 donated by 24 shavees last year. For year 17, 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 16th. Head-shaving will commence at 4 p.m. Date: Saturday, March 16, 2019 Event Location: Estes Park Mountain Shop Event Time: 4-7 p.m. About St. Baldrick’s Foundation: As the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation believes that kids are special and deserve to be treated that way. St. Baldrick’s is leading the charge to take childhood back from cancer by funding some of the most brilliant childhood cancer research experts who are working to find cures and better treatments for all childhood cancers. Kids need treatments as unique as they are – and that starts with funding research just for them. Join us at StBaldricks.org to help support the best cancer treatment for kids.
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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 $230 million for life-saving research, and we are so excited to have you join us in reaching our 2019 goals. COME JOIN US at our event and enjoy food, drink, and head shaving!
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The Melodrama Is A “Punanza”
melodrama will be performed March 15, 16, 22, & 23rd at 7:00 p.m. and at 3:00 p.m. on March 24th. You might call the melodrama a "Hanging is too good for a man who "punanza." One year there were more makes puns; he should be drawn and than 120 puns in one script. To be sure, quoted." - Fred Allen they generate groans from the audience It doesn't take long for the first pun to but also loads of laughter. And that's pop up in Rich Mitchell's latest punwhy people come to the melodrama -filled melodrama. It's right there on page it's a fun event that's all family friendly. one of the script: "I am just like that nav"I've told people that puns have to igator that went looking for a passage make perfect sense whether you catch it between Alaska and Russia. I just have to or not," says Mitchell. Sometimes they get my Bearing Strait." go right by and you never notice it. "I Puns and plays-on-words are staples of try to teach people how to deliver puns the melodramas Mitchell has written for so that you can sort of alert people Back Pew Creations at Presbyterian they're coming." Mitchell admits, "Some Community Church of the Rockies. of the puns are pretty vague; others are a That's certainly true for this year's play little more obvious." For example, Estes as well: “The Great Estes Park Growth Park High School senior Bailey Burke Spurt or What Do We Want to Be When plays a character who gets a lot of her We Grow Up?” words mixed up. She cuts her arm in Tickets are on sale now at Macdonald one scene and says, "I think I might Book Shop and in the church office. need a blood translation." Adults are $10 in advance or $12 at the Mitchell adds, "She is going to end up door. Children 12 and under $5.00. The taking care of the horses but she's afraid
they're going to leave them tied up at night outside her room and she's afraid that will give her nightmares." One of the characters in the play manages to drop six puns in just two sentences. "Like I say," says Mitchell, "It's pretty
bad." Even the names of some of the characters are plays-on-words: County Commissioner Jerry Mander, cafe owner Betty Cooker, Jim Khanna, and a wagon driving couple named Wheeler. All the proceeds from the play will be divided among three charities in town: Lifelong Learning of Estes Valley, Crossroads Ministry, and Estes Park Crisis Advocates. People should buy their tickets early. You don't want to miss out on this punfilled extravaganza. Photos by Peter Plaut
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Libraries And Democracy: A Place To Listen, Learn And Discuss “Change happens by listening and then starting a dialogue with the people who are doing something you don’t believe is right.” Through these words, Jane Goodall said it well. Learning, listening, and positive dialogue are at the heart of the Library’s Current Affairs series. Your feedback has told us you value discussion-based programs convened through your hometown library. This season, we’re offering more opportunities to unite while exploring major issues of our day. Join us this Tuesday, March 5, for “Protecting the Freedom to Read,” spotlighting current challenges facing libraries—and their community of readers and researchers. Next, on Wednesday, March 13, library staff and regional reporters will present “Balanced Journalism: a Panel Discussion.” We conclude the series on Tuesday, April 2 with a book discussion of Susan Orlean’s acclaimed “The Library Book,” which has been called “a persuasive reminder of the importance of libraries, whose shared spaces house historical treasures built with the common good in mind.” The programs are built around the themes of library love, informed citizens, fair and balanced information, and equal access to information. We’re especially grateful for the expertise—local and regional—that we’ve been able to bring to recent programs. We’ve learned from experts like former State Senators Linda Newell and Kevin Lundberg. Representing opposite sides of the aisle, they articulated their pathways to bipartisan politics. And Dr.
Martín Carcasson demonstrated ways to “tackle wicked problems” by rediscovering the power of collaborative democracy. We also benefit from solid community partnerships, including the nonpartisan League of Women Voters of Estes Park, and the Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership. Join us for “Protecting the Freedom to Read” this Tuesday, March 5 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Estes Park Town Board Room. Register at estesvalleylibrary.org. Jim Duncan, Director of the Colorado Library Consortium, will discuss how libraries across the U.S. are striving to protect free access to the books and research materials needed by both students and the general public. He’ll update us on how Colorado libraries have recently been under pressure to remove access to certain digital materials, despite an existing structure that allows local control and the ability for schools and libraries to align materials to ageappropriate audiences. Some libraries and schools have already eliminated access to these materials. To make matters worse, reporting by some Colorado media outlets has been misleading and incomplete. These programs are part of our continuing commitment to you. Our Strategic Plan, built upon listening to community needs, inspires us to “Enable a greater sense of community,” and specifically, to “engage community members in current affairs and decision making.” Inspired by Jane Goodall’s timely message, here’s to this season’s learning, listening and healthy dialogue.
Business After Hours At Mueller-Pye & Associates
The Estes Valley Partners for Commerce business after hours was sponsored by Mueller-Pye and Associates, CPA to celebrate their move in to new quarters at the RE/MAX building, 1212 Graves Ave. The event featured great food from the Estes Park Pie Shop & Bakery (as shown being setup in the photo). We also had delicious adult beverages from Snowy
Peaks Winery, Lumpy Ridge Brewing Company and Rock Cut Brewing Company as well as soft drinks provided by the hosts. A good crowd of over 35 enjoyed a full meal and lots of networking. Paul Johnson from Frames, Games and Things Unnamed won the door prize of a $25 gift certificate to The Barrel. Please visit our website at Estesvallleypartners.com for information, membership and hosting opportunities.
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What’s Happening At The Estes Valley Library CURRENT AFFAIRS Protecting the Freedom to Read Tuesday, March 5, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Libraries are striving to protect access to the research materials used by students and adults. Learn about the current challenges and how you can protect intellectual freedom at your library, with guest speaker Jim Duncan, Director of the Colorado Library Consortium. Register at estesvalleylibrary.org. Balanced Journalism: a Panel Discussion Wednesday, March 13, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Hondius Room Zachary Clemens from the “Estes Park Trail-Gazette” will join library staff in a discussion of how to examine multiple viewpoints while providing hands-on news literacy practice. Bring your own device. Register at estesvalleylibrary.org. BOOKS & AUTHORS My Dearest Friend: Abigail and John Adams Monday, March 4, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Hondius Room Jim Stapleton and Diana Bigelow lead a performance as John and Abigail Adams, America’s second President and First Lady, as told in their letters, diaries and Revolutionary-era songs. The program spotlights the biography “First Family” by Joseph Ellis. Register at estesvalleylibrary.org. Being Awareness Book Club Begins Sunday, March 17, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Wasson Room Living in the now is the truest path to happiness and enlightenment. That’s the enthusiastic message behind Eckhart Tolle’s “The Power of Now.” Threepart discussion led by MeeMee Lahman, Behavior Health Clinician at SummitStone Health Partners. Register at estesvalleylibrary.org, then pick up a copy of the book. Your Lucky Day: Easy-to-Find Popular Titles A new service arrives on Sunday, March 17, when the library debuts its new “Lucky Day Collection,” which features multiple copies of bestselling titles for one-week check-out.
KIDS Mesner Puppets presents: “The Cat Came Back” Tuesday, March 5, 10:10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Elementary School Based on a popular folk song, this performance tells the tale of Mister Johnson and a mysterious cat who
keeps returning to his doorstep. Homeschool families are invited to join the classroom assemblies. Once Upon a Cuento: Bilingual Storytime Wednesday, March 13, 3:30 to 4 p.m., Estes Valley Community Center Once Upon a Cuento moves to a new location in the CUBZ Den at the Community Center (No Community Center pass is required to attend). Children ages 0 to 6 and their parents and caregivers will participate in English and Spanish learning activities, with books, puppets, music and movement. Young Chautauqua History Performances Fridays and Saturdays, March 15, 16, 22, and 23, 7 to 9 p.m., Fireplace Corner The public is invited to attend live performances by students in the Young Chautauqua program. Building on their own personal research, costumed performers will present a first-person monologue in character, then take audience questions. Each evening offers a different roster of presentations. No registration necessary. Kids’ Book Club: “The Wild Robot” Saturday, March 16, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Hondius Room Children in grades K through 5 are encouraged to sign up for this month’s book club event, spotlighting “The Wild Robot” by Peter Brown. Participants may pick up a complimentary copy of the book and packet to read beforehand, then attend on March 16 and build a cardboard robot craft. Register at estesvalleylibrary.org. Try-It Tuesday: Dragon Eggs Tuesday, March 19, 4 to 5 p.m., Hondius Room Kids in Kindergarten through 5th grade will form, cover, bejewel and decorate their own one-of-a-kind dragon egg. Register at estesvalleylibrary.org. MAKERSPACE Open Sewing Lab Tuesday, March 5, drop-in hours: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This session is especially for beginners or those returning to sewing after a long time away. Sew, socialize, and get support (emotional and practical). Bring projects you’ve been afraid to tackle. Register at estesvalleylibrary.org. Craft Jam: Cat Castles Wednesday, March 20, 6 to 7:30 p.m. offered again Tuesday, March 26, 10:30 a.m. to noon Tools and supplies will be provided to build a fun-themed castle for your cat or other small pet to enjoy. For adults, as well as children escorted by family (sharp tools will be used). Register at estesvalleylibrary.org. WORKSHOPS
Djembe Drumming for Beginners Monday, March 11, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Hondius Room African drumming promotes health and wellness, stimulating the brain and heart. Nancy Bell of Life Rhythms Music Therapy leads adult participants through techniques and rhythms. Djembe drums are provided, or bring your own. An intermediate-level session is offered March 12. Register at estesvalleylibrary.org. Financial Independence with Author Scott Trench Monday, March 18, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Hondius Room The CEO of Biggerpockets.com and author of “Set for Life: Dominate Life, Money and the American Dream” discusses what financial freedom means to him, and what the quest for it can look like in your own journey. Register at estesvalleylibrary.org. Rocky Mountain Gardening: Seed Exchange Thursday, March 21, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Hondius Room Are you a gardener or have a green thumb? Do you have extra vegetable seeds or plant cuttings to share? Bring them to the Seed Exchange and we’ll learn how to start seeds at home in preparation for planting the soil. Register at estesvalleylibrary.org. College Planning One-onOne
Students and parents can ease the anxiety of preparing for college by making a plan. One-on-one appointments are available with college admissions expert Kaye Orten, who can answer questions about the admissions process, FAFSA, and financial aid. Look for the College Planning 1:1 appointment times on the Calendar of Events link at estesvalleylibrary.org. CITIZENSHIP AARP Tax-Aide: Tax Preparation Assistance Appointments for the AARP Tax Assistance Program are now being taken by visiting the library or calling (970) 586-8116, ext. 3. For full information, visit estesvalleylibrary.org. Citizenship Exam Preparation Tuesday, March 5, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Wasson Room Weekly classes continue for those seeking to complete the necessary forms and pass the U. S. Citizenship Exam. Participants are invited to this supportive class, whether or not they are currently ready to apply. Class materials are provided. No advance registration is necessary.
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Things To Do With Estes Valley Recreation And Park District All programs are at the Estes Valley Community Center unless otherwise noted. This list only covers a small portion of the wide variety of EVRPD programming. For a complete list of classes, programs, events and activities, visit evrpd.com. DANCE Adult Jazz Dance Level 2 Thursdays, March 7-April 25, 12-1 p.m. (ages 18+) $72 for the series; advanced registration required. Adult Tap Dance Fridays, March 8-April 26, 12-1 p.m. (ages 18+) $72 for the series; advanced registration required. Intro to Line Dancing and Line Dance Party Weekly on Sundays, 1-1:50 p.m. (Intro to Line Dance), 2-2:50 p.m. (Line Dance Party) $5 drop-in or $7 for Intro to Line Dance and Party taken together. TRAVEL Downtown Denver Aquarium
Free; drop-in. Dementia Conversations with the Alzheimer’s Association Thursday, March 14, 1-2:30 p.m. (ages 18+) Free; advanced registration required. What’s Your Plan? Part 1 Friday, March 15, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. (ages 18+) Free; advanced registration required. LIFELONG LEARNING Mahjong Lessons Tuesdays, March 5-26, 1-3 p.m. (ages 18+) Free and open to the public; advanced registration required. A Midsummer Night’s Dream Thursdays, March 7-April 11 (no class 3/28), 9:30-11 a.m. (ages 18+) $48 for the series; advanced registration required. Jump Start Your Garden: Learn the Basics of Seed Starting
Wednesday, March 20, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (ages 16+) $40 includes aquarium exhibit ticket, round-trip transportation, and parking; advanced registration required. HEALTH AND WELLNESS First Friday Cultivating Well-Being Friday, March 1, 10-11:30 a.m. (ages 18+) Free; drop-in. Estes Park Sports and Fitness Expo and Estes Valley Community Center Anniversary Open House Saturday, March 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (all ages) Free and open to the public; drop-in. Cooking Classes for People Who Don’t Cook Mondays, March 4-25, 1-2:30 p.m. (ages 55+) Free; advanced registration required. First Thursday Meditation Thursday, March 7, 10:30-11:30 a.m. (ages 18+)
Tuesday, March 12, 1-2 p.m. and repeated 7-8 p.m. (ages 18+) Free; advanced registration required. The Great Courses® Lecture Series Archaeology: An Introduction to the World’s Greatest Sites Mondays, January 7-March 25, 1011:15 a.m. (ages 18+) Free and open to the public; drop-in. The Great Courses® Lecture Series Secrets of Great Mystery and Suspense Fiction Tuesdays, January 8-May 7, 1:30-2:45 p.m. (ages 18+) Free and open to the public; drop-in. RECREATION Tumbling Mondays, March 4-25, 4-4:30 p.m. (Level 1), 4:30-5:15 p.m. (Level 2) $32 for the series; advanced registration required. Adult Volleyball Mondays, April 1-May 20, (ages 16+)
$200 per team, $25 per free agent; advanced registration required.
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Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 2-May 16 (3rd to 6th grades) $50 per player; advanced registration required. Junior Bobcat Volleyball Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 2-May 16 (3rd to 6th grades) $40 per player; advanced registration required.
Family Playgroup Wednesdays, February 20 to May 22, 10-11 a.m. (ages 0-5) Free and open to the public; drop-in. Drop-in Ping Pong Thursdays, NOW 9 a.m.-7 p.m. (all ages) Free with daily admission or included with membership; drop-in. Kids’ Nite Out Saturdays, February 16 to May 18, 710:30 p.m. (ages 7-14) $12 per child; drop-in. GOLF $5 Fridays Fridays, January 25-April 12, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Lake Estes 9-Hole Golf Course; tee times not required. AQUATICS Dive into Diving Saturdays, March 9-April 6, 9:30-10:30 a.m. $54 for the series; advanced registration required. REGISTRATION To register for these programs or for more information about the new community center, visit evrpd.com or call 970-586-8191. You can also register in person by visiting the community center at 660 Community Drive.
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Train Show Thanks! Dear Editor, The Estes Valley Model Railroaders would like to extend a huge “Thank You!” to all in this community who helped launched another successful, fun Rails in the Rockies Model Railroad Show If you were helping with planning, marketing, set up, tickets sales, show events or all of these things, we thank you. We hosted layouts and vendors from Cheyenne, Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado Springs, Boulder, Fort Collins, Greeley, Denver and lots of places in between. Attendees came from Estes Park
and all along the Front Range. Visitors to Estes and Colorado came to share in the fun…from Utah, Nebraska, Texas and even Wisconsin! From participants to attendees, Estes Park worked its magic again. There is history in Estes Park about community coming together to have a great time and put on a successful event. 22nd Annual Rails in the Rockies Show was a tribute to that history and the community we live in. With Thanks, Estes Valley Model Railroaders Laura Trump Rails in the Rockies 2019 Director
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Crossroads Fundraising Concert With Cowboy Brad April 7th Crossroads Ministry of Estes Park is “Making Connections and Restoring Hope!” Executive Director, Brian Schaffer shared the stark reality of how living in our town is a challenge, but not impossible when neighbors step up to help those in need. Schaffer said, “We had an elderly neighbor come to us who was under a heavy load of stress due to the fact she is confined to living on a fixed income each month. An unexpected medical issue came up that she couldn’t afford without taking money from her envelope for rent and there wasn’t any extra money in savings to pull from either. She had a tough decision to make because she desperately needed to seek medical attention for her condition, but if she pursued this there wouldn’t be enough money left to pay her rent. Her options were: to be sick in housing or to face eviction with good health. While meeting with our case manager she was
reassured that there was a solution for her situation. Together we were able to make arrangements for her to get groceries from our food pantry as well as a voucher to cover her housing expense for a month. She came to Crossroads with little hope of things getting better and left with a sense of restored hope in a community that cares about the things that are going on in her life.” Crossroads Ministry has always been known for helping neighbors in need and it’s made possible through generous people who give of their time, talent, and treasures to make it happen. We are sponsoring this concert with Cowboy Brad to kick-off our Neighbors in Need Challenge to raise $50,000 that will be matched dollar-for-dollar by one of our generous donors. The concert is free, but there will be donation containers at the doors for whatever you'd like to contribute to our cause.
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Great Events Planned For Estes Park’s First Bigfoot Days April 12-13 Estes Park Bigfoot Days will feature activities, events, educational opportunities, and entertainment all dedicated to Big Foot lore. There will be a ticketed Bigfoot themed dinner on Friday night, April 12th, which will feature a talk and Q&A from a world famous Bigfoot expert. Saturday, April 13th will feature a Big Foot run and a FREE festival with live bands, entertainment, vendors, food trucks and much more! Join us in Bond Park for some BIG fun! Experts on hand will include James "Bobo" Fay, Dr. Jeff Meldrum, and local Bigfoot experts. Event Schedule: Friday, April 12th 6-9 p.m.- Bigfoot Celebrity Dinner at The Estes Park Resort Tickets are $80 each and can be purchased through the EP Resort at 970577-6400 Saturday, April 13th 8 a.m.- Bigfoot 5 Mile Race Starting at Town Hall Register to run at: register.chronotrack.com/r/47868 10 a.m.- Bigfoot Festival Begins at Bond Park 11 a.m.- Bigfoot of Estes Park; Presentation in Town Hall Boardroom 12 p.m.- Bigfoot calling lesson and contest
2 p.m.- Bigfoot of Estes Park; Presentation in Town Hall Boardroom 3 p.m.- Bigfoot Dance-off Musical Acts on the 13th10 a.m.-Noon- Sol Pride 130 p.m.-4 p.m.- That Damn Sasquatch All Day Events Saturday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.- Big Wheel Races 10 a.m.-4 p.m.- Meet and Learn from James "Bobo" Fey and Dr. Jeff Meldrum 10 a.m.-4 p.m.- Bigfoot Obstacle course 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m.Wildside 4 x 4 tours- Ticketing information coming soon 10 a.m.-4 p.m.Beer Garden sponsored by Western Heritage Bigfoot Map of Estes Park (self guided tours) Celebrities to meet and greet James “Bobo” Fey Bobo was born and raised in Manhattan Beach, CA, and has been interested in the bigfoot mystery for as long as he can remember. Every choice in his life centered around his chances to see a
sasquatch– surfing in Northern California, going to college in Palo Alto, and even touring as a roadie with the band Sublime allowed him to visit bigfoot habitats & interview people across the country about the elusive creature. In 2001, he saw his first bigfoot while on an investigation with researcher John Freitas. Today, Bobo makes his living as a commercial fisherman, always keeping his ear to the ground for bigfoot sightings and collecting dozens of reports each year. Dr. Jeff Meldrum Trained in the anatomical sciences !"##$%&'& with an emphasis in ($$)&)*$&$+,$%)-& physical anthropol./0123456#7& 8%"9:;<& 8%"9:;<& ogy, Dr. Meldrum Passed Hors D’oeuvre! teaches human reWild Game Meatballs with apricot reducton! =,%">&?@<&@0?A& =,%">&?@<&@0?A& gional and sectional Short Rib Empanadas topped with fresh pico de gallo! !"#$%&#'("&(#)!*+#,&(-*"# anatomy, evolution, Beef Tenderloin Crostni topped with creamy horseradish Caprese Skewers with balsamic glaze! ./0#12# and primate studies at Idaho ! State University. He has pubBufet! 3!45!67&#"87+&"#19*7%!(&#*&:98*&4;## lished extensively on the evoluSpinach Salad walnuts, oranges, red onion, strawberries! 7-6"!7"#"%&#(!<&(#4&1!*"2&6"#!"# tionary history of the South Wild Game Albondigas! (!<&(="%&&("&(1!*+*&(-*">7-2#-*## American primates and has deGrilled Marinated Asparagus ! Roasted Pepper and Corn Succotash! 0?@/A??/.B@@## scribed several new extinct Herb Roasted Potatoes! species. His interests in the footRocky Mountain Rainbow Trout with beurre blanc sauce! Flat Iron Steak with wild mushroom compote! prints attributed to an unrecognized North American ape, C&&"/!64/D*&&"#E8"%F# commonly known as sasquatch, James “Bobo” Fey! Bobo was born and raised in Manhatan Beach, CA, and has been interested in the bigfoot mystery came into focus when he literally for as long as he can remember. Every choice in his life centered around his chances to see a ! crossed paths with an enigmatic sasquatch– surfng in Northern California, going to college in Palo Alto, and even touring as a roadie with the band Sublime allowed him to visit bigfoot habitats & interview people across the country set of tracks in the mountains of about the elusive creature. In 2001, he saw his frst bigfoot while on an investgaton with ! southeastern Washington State. researcher John Freitas. Today, Bobo makes his living as a commercial fsherman, always keeping He has conducted collaborative his ear to the ground for bigfoot sightngs and collectng dozens of reports each year. ! laboratory research and field G*>#H&II#C&<4*92# Trained in the anatomical sciences with an emphasis in physical anthropology, Dr. Meldrum teaches human regional and sectonal anatomy, evoluton, and primate studies at Idaho State University. He has published extensively on the evolutonary history of the South American primates and has described several new extnct species. His interests in the ! footprints atributed to an unrecognized North American ape, commonly known as ! sasquatch, came into focus when he literally crossed paths with an enigmatc set of tracks in the mountains of southeastern Washington State. He has conducted collaboratve ! laboratory research and feld work throughout the Pacifc Northwest and Intermountain West, as well as in Canada, China and Russia, and has been heard on NPR’s Science Friday and Radio West, and seen on The Today Show, Natonal Geographic, Discovery, History, SyFy, AnimalPlanet, and more. He was a featured scientst in Scientfc American and the natonal AAAS webpage. His book, “Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science,” has been described as the best discussion of the legendary primate available. He edits online refereed journal The Relict Hominoid Inquiry (www.isu.edu/rhi).!
work throughout the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West, as well as in Canada, China and Russia, and has been heard on NPR’s Science Friday and Radio West, and seen on The Today Show, National Geographic, Discovery, History, SyFy, AnimalPlanet, and more. He was a featured scientist in Scientific American and thenational AAAS webpage. His book, “Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science,” has been described as the best discussion of the legendary primate available. He edits online refereed journal The Relict Hominoid Inquiry (www.isu.edu/rhi).
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Marshall Hesler On Sunday, February 24th, 2019 Marshall Hesler passed away peacefully at the age of 82 after a long illness. A loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend to many. He was thoughtful, kind, and always helping others. A lifelong learner, known for his quick wit, humor, and love for history, old movies, old cars, especially Corvairs. He was one of the original founding members of the San Diego Corvair Club. He volunteered with Meals on Wheels, the Newcomer’s program, and spent many years at the local museum
where he shared the history of Estes Park and the Rocky Mountain National Park. He was an Army Veteran who served in Korea during the war. He fell in love with Estes as a child during his many years attending Cheley Camp, and knew he wanted to retire there some day. Shortly after retiring to Estes Park he and his wife Carole spent many years as active members of the Estes Park Aviation Club and made many life long friends along the way. He’ll be missed by many. A celebration of life will be planned this coming Spring.
Jeremy Gauna Moses Jeremy Gauna passed peacefully from this life on February 17, 2019. Jeremy, as he was known to his family and friends, was born in Longmont, CO on February 7, 1972. He moved to Estes Park after meeting his partner of 23 years in 1996. He was loved by many, including the residents at Good Samaritan, where he worked for a number of years. Jeremy also became acquainted with a lot of people in the Estes Park community when he worked as assistant manager at Schrader’s Country Store. Jeremy had a heart of gold and was always ready to help others, even strangers. He loved animals, especially dogs, which were one of his greatest passions. He was a very loving son to both his mother and mother-in-law, and he was a loving, caring partner. He was preceded in death by his father, Victoriano Dave Gauna; sister, Chastity Gauna; and brother Colby
Gauna. He is survived by his life partner, Bill Geik, of Estes Park; mother, Norma Rico, of Longmont; mother-in-law, Artie Roberts Geik, of Estes Park; brothers, Paul, Joie, and Juan; sister, Rita; aunts, Eleanor, Josie, Donna, Helen, and Roselie; uncles, Roy, Victor, Jonny, and Henry; as well as numerous brothers and sisters -in-law, cousins, nephews, and nieces. A celebration of Jeremy’s life will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, March 2 at the Estes Park Good Samaritan, 1901 Ptarmigan Trail in the main dining room. This will be a dress down occasion as Jeremy was a down-to-earth person. Food will be provided by family – please join us for fellowship after the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Estes Park Good Samaritan Village in his honor. Please visit www.goesfuneralcare.com to share memories and condolences.
Fayrene Harden Wallace Mrs. Fayrene Harden Wallace, age 83 of Mt. Pleasant and formerly of Colorado died Friday, February 15, 2019 at Focused Care Nursing Home in Linden. She was born Dec 24, 1935 in Bogata the daughter of Robert McGill and Una Armstrong Harden. She made her life with her husband and three daughters in Allenspark, Colorado since the mid-sixties moving from Texas. She worked at the Estes Park School District and several lodges including St. Malo and The Stanley. They returned to Northeast Texas to reside near family where she continued working at Waste Management and also enjoyed providing childcare for her local church and members of the community. She is survived by three daughters Rosemary Donahue and husband Brian of Allenspark, Colorado, Rebecca Bar-
ron and husband Douglas of Marietta, Texas and Rhonda Turner and husband Ronnie of Ft. Collins, Colorado; grandchildren, Sylvia Jenkins, Karis Harmon, Dusten Ingram, Kerry Ingram, Akia Turner; step-grandchildren Douglas Jr. and James Allen Barron; 18 great grandchildren; three sisters Martha Cloyd, of The Colony, Glenda Brasher of Waxahachie and Sara Williams and husband Ronnie of Mt. Pleasant and a brother Robert Harden of Sunnyvale,TX. She was preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, Horace Dean Wallace; her parents, a brother, Henry Harden and a sister Karen VanBuskirk. The family suggests in lieu of flowers, memorials be directed to Focused Care at Linden Therapy Department, 1201 W. Houston Street, Linden, TX 75563, in honor of the loving care provided Fayrene.
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Consumerism’s Unexpected Consequences By: Judi Smith
bottles and filing them with individual servings of soda, juice, tea, even water! The history of the United States is heavily influenced by our belief in a rela- Sometime in the 50s “TV dinners,” now called “microwave meals,” made an aptively free market and capitalistic econpearance. More recently came “Cup-aomy. Nevertheless, that does not mean Soup” and later, “Lunchables.” While we do not, occasionally, give it some assistance. This country began as a largely these products and packaging options agricultural economy, from vegetables to are understandably handy, the non-retobacco, orchards to cotton, dairy farms cyclable or, more often, not recycled aspects are a detriment to our society. to cattle ranches. The end of the Civil War, the Industrial Age, and the Great While not the only culprit, plastic Depression heralded a migration to the never decomposes fully. Fast forward cities and a growth in manufactured seventy-plus years. Our trash burial goods. grounds are overflowing, necessitating berms to increase the depth above WWII saw factories converted to muground. Trash litters the landscape, plasnitions, men gone from the landscape, and women entering the workforce. The tic gets caught in the trees and on the end of the “war to end all wars” saw men antlers of the wildlife. Our oceans now contain islands made of discarded plasreturning to jobs, not all women relintic, and as these objects partially decomquishing their employment, and a need pose the minute pieces fill the bellies of for increased sales to sustain the econthe ocean wildlife as well, eventually enomy. With long missing goods in ready tering even our food system. supply, buying was now considered patriotic. We are still “keeping up with the Joneses” with bigger houses, and lots of The G. I. Bill rewarded those who “stuff.” We need a new circular economy served with the ability to purchase an encompassing responsible manufacture, American dream – and fill it. So began our affair with consumerism, abetted by efficient use, and ecological disposal rethe development of a new, cheap, water- turning the raw ingredients to reuse. We proof, and durable material called “plas- must develop new standards for purchasing: efficiency versus size, quality tic.” The emerging Madison Avenue adversus the immediate savings inherent vertising agencies used techniques like in planned obsolescence, use of recycled “band wagon” and “status symbol sales” materials, options for disposal once exto convince us to want what we did not pended, and energy consumption. This need. Now the manufacturers, the disis not a complete list but merely a begintributors, and the retail shops, plus the ning to start the thought process. Know transportation industry, the extractors the true costs. Each of us must research and the loggers, and the trash industry could employ all those who needed work the options and set our own levels of participation. Most of all – don’t accept so they had the money to buy the prodwhat you don’t need, even if it is “free.” ucts. A circular economy! The LWVEP and EV Library are partSomehow, during this development, nering on “Protecting the Freedom to convenience surpassed quality. “Quick Read” (6 p.m., March 5th Town Board and easy” became the watchwords and Room). The next meeting of the Recyled to the development of one-time use objects, designed to be purchased, used, cling Committee is 10 a.m. March 6th at and immediately thrown “away.” Grocery the Estes Valley Library. Estes Recycles (and later, other) stores started providing Day is June 8th. Reference www.Recy“free” shopping bags. Restaurants offered cleEstes.org to learn more about recycling and RRRcyc2se@gmail.com to straws and “take-home boxes.” Compareach me directly. nies began manufacturing small plastic
Celebrate the Gift of Mentoring – Dine out at Giving Back Thursdays, March 7th 2019 Poppy’s and Mama Rose’s are once again hosting Giving Back Thursdays for the third year. Give back Thursdays are a way for owners Rob and Julie Pieper to support he nonprofit organizations that have had an important impact on both them and their staff. On Thursday, March 7th, 2019 Partners Mentoring Youth will receive 25% of all daily sales from both Poppy’s and Mama Rose’s. Save the date and plan to dine in with friends, family, coworkers, and support mentoring in the Estes Valley! Partners Mentoring Youth’s mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships between positive adult role models and youth facing challenges in their personal, social, and academic lives. Partners invites you to come on out for a great meal and visit with staff or volunteers about the gift of mentoring and how you can be the difference by volunteering and/or donating.
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Year Round. Full-Time positions qualify for benefits which include health, dental, vision, life, short-term disability and paid time off.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
Town of Estes Park Seasonal Employment Opportunities
The Town of Estes Park is accepting applications for the following Seasonal positions:
Events Maintenance Worker Community Services Dept./Special Events Division Hiring Range $13.00-$16.00/hour (DOE) Seasonal Position (Summer 2019) Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Community Service Officer Police Department Hiring Range $15.50 - $17.00/hour (DOE) Seasonal Position (Summer 2019) Close Date: March 11, 2019
The Estes Park Resort is looking for the following positions: Housekeeping Cooks Restaurant Server AM/PM Front Desk Agent
Pick up an application at the front desk or go online to www.theestesparkresort.com and fill one out.
Our office is looking for an experienced dental hygienist for a parttime position in Estes Park. Must be proficient at presenting perio treatment, srp's, injections and talking to patients about presented treatment. We would like someone who is outgoing, friendly and likes working together as a team. Familiarity with Dexis and Softdent a real plus. If you are interested, please respond with your resume and cover letter to email@example.com. Or drop by our office Mon-Wed from 8AM-5PM and Thurs. from 8AM3PM. 600 S. Saint Vrain Ave., Ste. 6, Estes Park.
The status of applications will be communicated via e-mail. By choice the Town of Estes Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Deer Crest Resort seeking Seasonal Housekeepers. ##(% &('('"%(% &($! % $! '' #'#& ($"($"&( $('(%$ '#(#&'!&('## &('%( ($"(!%$( &&"("&!%(&!$"% ('##( &"($' !%&!('" ((
Murphy Hotels are looking for full time and part time house keepers
Apply at Murphyâ€™s Resort 1650 Big Thompson Av or call Loretta 1-970-480-2955 Looking for a full time as well as a part time employee for dog daycare/boarding business.
Prior work experience with dogs in some capacity required to qualify for position. Flexible hours plus bonus package and partial benefits included for full time position. Job includes supervising dogs during play, cleaning and customer service skills. Please call Linda at 586-0340 to set up an interview.
TELLER Full time, year round position
Ideal candidates will have prior cash handling and customer service experience. Additional requirements include attention to detail, strong computer skills and ability to work in a fast-paced and team oriented environment.
Excellent benefits including medical, dental, 401 (k) and paid time off. Please apply at : www.bankofcolorado.com Member FDIC
Estes Valley Community Center Openings Year-round Part-Time Evenings â€“ Custodial Maintenance This position will help keep the facility clean, orderly and in safe condition.
Year-round Part-time and Full-time Summer Lifeguards. Free Classes available to get you certified. Year-round Part-Time, Seasonal and As-needed for Guest Services and Child Watch Attendants.
Seasonal Part-Time and Full-Time Openings starting as early as March 1
Seasonal Maintenance and Groundskeepers for the golf course. If you like to see the sunrise over the mountains this position is for you! HELP WANTED Year round attendant position. Must be self motivated, customer oriented and organized. Computer skills a must. Some weekend and evening shifts will be required. Send your resume today to: firstname.lastname@example.org 172-174 S. St. Vrain Ave. Estes Park, CO 80517
Seasonal Maintenance/Landscaping positions for Parks and Trails and Campgrounds. Enjoy the outdoors this summer while getting paid to help us maintain and improve the Districtâ€™s outdoor areas.
Pro Shop, Rangers, Starters and Cart Attendants for the 9-hole and 18 -hole golf course. If you love golf, come work at the golf course this summer and golf for free if you work at least 20 hours per week! Youth Program Instructor for Track and Field to oversee our CARA Youth Track program this summer. Practices are held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings and meets are on Saturday mornings (from June 4 â€“ July 20, 2019). Applicants should have experience coaching youth (ages 5-16).
Parks Maintenance Worker Public Works Dept./Parks Division Hiring Range $13.00-$16.00/hour (DOE) Seasonal Position (Summer 2019) Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Applications are located at: â–Ş Town Hall 170 MacGregor Ave. west foyer (Mon-Fri 8 am â€“ 5 pm) â–Ş www.estes.org/jobs â–Ş Submit Town application, resume and cover letter to: â–Ş Town of Estes Park, Attn: HR â–Ş PO Box 1200, Estes Park, CO 80517; or â–Ş Fax 970-577-4770
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We are looking for a Hair Stylist 1 day a week for our residents. We have a nice space for you to work in and the rent is very reasonable. We ask you to bring your own tools and have no outside clients, this will be for our residents only. Please call Michelle Billups at 970-577-7700.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
Pay will be dependent on experience. District-wide perks and discounts are included! Apply on-line at: https://colorado.gov/pacific/evrpd/ EVRPDjobs
We are gearing up for a busy spring and summer season and hiring for the following positions: Checker Courtesy Clerk Day-Stocker Overnight Stocker Bakery Clerk Deli Clerk Produce Clerk Seafood Clerk Bakery Manager Assistant Bakery Manager Cake Decorator Assistant Meat Manager Meat Cutter Pharmacy Technician Please call Ann at 970-586-4447 to schedule an interview - walkins are also welcome.
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ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES Environmental Services Technician – Full Time Environmental Services Technician – Per Diem (as needed) FACILITIES DEPARTMENT Facilities Maintenance Technician - FT
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HOME HEALTH/HOSPICE Clinical Administrative Assistant – Full Time RN – Part Time RN - PRN (as needed) Personal Care Provider/Homemaker - Per Diem LABORATORY Medical Laboratory Technician - FT
LIVING CENTER Activities Coordinator – Full time Nursing Assistant – FT - Days **Sign on Bonus Available** Nursing Assistant – FT - Nights **Sign on Bonus Available** Nursing Assistant – PRN (as needed) RN - FT Nights **Sign on Bonus Available** LPN – FT Nights**Sign on Bonus Available** RN-PRN (as needed) MED/SURG Nursing Assistant – Full Time -Days **Sign on Bonus Available** Nursing Assistant – PRN (as needed) RN – PRN (as needed) OUTPATIENT INFUSION RN – PRN (as needed)
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The Town of Estes Park is accepting applications for Civil Engineer II Public Works Dept. Hiring Range $68,412 – 91,501 Exempt Position Close Date: Open until filled Planning Technician Planning Division Hiring Range $21.36 - $25.09/hour (DOE) Non-Exempt Position Close Date: Open until filled
Town Attorney Town Attorney’s Office Salary Range $120,000-$150,000 Exempt Position Close Date: March 11, 2019
Volunteer/Committee Board Positions
Estes Park Local Marketing District Close Date: March 7, 2019 Estes Valley Planning Commission Close Date: Open Until Filled Family Advisory Board (4 positions open) Close Date: February 28, 2019
Transportation Advisory Board (3 positions open) Close Date: March 7, 2019
(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.
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Call 970-586-4703 with any questions. Must be available weekends and able to lift at least 50 pounds. Receptionists Skills. Animal Hospital of the Rockies LLC. 453 Pine River Ln
Handyman wanted. Year-round work. Experienced only need apply. References. Must be bondable. Willing to help the right person relocate to Estes Park. Bestway Painting Handyman Services 970-518-4001
Long time Estes Park residents looking to rent a 2 bdrm pet friendly house. Call 720 272 7255
Room for rent. Incl. refrig. microwave, tv, private bath. Must be employed with references. Avail. March 1st. 586-3891
Condos FOR RENT 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath condo, attached one car garage, with washer and dryer, very nice. $2,150/month plus utilities Call Home Sweet Home Property Services 970-699-6727.
Commercial Rentals EXECUTIVE OFFICE available for $350.00 a month at Graves Ave. Plaza. Includes all utilities (including internet),trash, taxes and insurance. Access to kitchen and conference room. Call Peggy 970-232-5588
Commercial space for lease. Please call or text 303-888-0759 Experienced Housekeeper Needed. River Spruce cabins. Housing offered to right candidate. Contract Labor. $15.00 per hour
REHABILITATION SERVICES Physical Therapist – PRN (as needed)
(970) 577-4458 555 Prospect Ave. Estes Park, CO 80517
Police Officer Police Department Hiring Range $27.92 – $30.71/hour Non-Exempt Position Close Date: Open until filled (first review 02/25/2019)
QUALITY DEPARTMENT Case Manager – PRN (as needed)
SURGICAL SERVICES Certiﬁed Surgical Technologist - FT
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Seeking a dynamic, detailed person to manage customer sales & support in Estes Park. Conduct commercial sales presentations & participate in promotional events. Drive training, process & performance to exceed customer expectations & positively influence client’s image. Send resumes to email@example.com.
Commercial Space Available. 1050 sq. ft. Includes large garage bay. Separate office with bathroom. Good parking. Off of Hwy 7. $1350/mo. year lease min. 970-290-4488
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
Short Term Efficiency Unit $650/month Newly renovated, N/S, N/P Incl. Utilities & Cable Call Todd @ 970-586-8141 Deer Crest Resort Rooms to suites with kitchenettes for short term rental. Monthly min thru 4/30/19. Adults only, no smoking, no pets. Call Ken @ 970-215-3066
Storage Units Skyview Storage at 930 Juniper Ln has large storage units for rent. 24’ and 40 ft units available now. Call 970-215-6006 for info.
Wants To Rent Local hobbyist looking for a place to do leather and antler work. Call Richard @ 970-652-7233
HOLMES LOG WORKS 970-586-9168 Log & Metal Railing, Deck Additions, Log Benches, Gates Mantels & Stairs www.lograils.com
Sewing/Alterations Estes Park Alterations estesparkalterations.com 970-480-7381
Piano Tuning Susan Novy, local piano tuner. Call for appt. 577-1755 www.estesparkpiano tuner.com
2014 F-150 XL V8 4x4 Very low miles 17k Blue Crew Cab, excellent condition. $27750 303-895-7176
Bassett bedroom chest, dresser and 2 night stands. $100. 970-691-0947
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2008 DEERE CT322 Track Skid Steer — 462 hours. Roll over protection, enclosed cab, heat and defrost, foot controls, 2 speed, auxiliary hydraulics, Quick tatch, 66” bucket, forks, heavy duty Maxey trailer with all chains and tighteners ready for transport. $32,000.00 —— OBO Estes Park, Colorado 970-281-2193
Golden Retriever puppies for sale! They will be ready for their new homes on March 14th. There is a male and female available. Please call/text (970)-2273155 for inquires.
1494 Creekside Drive. Warm and elegant townhouse nestled near the 17th hole of the Estes Park Golf Course. Private yard. This 4 bed/4 bath is a must see! 303-641-2418
Garage/Estate sale 3/1 noon - 5 and 3/2. 8-4. Glass Vases (many sizes and shapes) wicker baskets (many sizes and shapes) some glass stands, some furniture, some appliances. Many many books varying subjects. Yard tools and some luggage. 1510 Juniper Dr.
Please come by for some free furniture this Saturday 9-12:00. 5 book cases, 2 upholstered chairs, a round pedistal table with 2 leafs, a waterbed frame with 6 drawers under each side and a few misc. items. 1481 High Vista Dr.
Need scrap lumber for chicken coop. Will haul 970-692-4237.
ESTATE/GARAGE SALE; Need to have one, but seems overwhelming. We do the work, you make the $. Local, Affordable, References. CALL NOW 970-215-5548
Reward for lost gold mariner link necklace. Lost around the Animal Medical Center parking lot. Deep sentimental value - belonged to my late husband. 970-4439771
NOTICES Public Notices Notice of Public Meeting. Tuesday, March 12, 6:30pm at Crossroads Ministries classroom, located at 851 Dry Gulch Rd, Estes Park, CO. The purpose of this meeting is to bring updates on the new development proposed along the south side of Wildfire Road to include 1789 Wildfire Road and 1851 Wildfire Road. Rick and Susan Allnutt, Mark and Melissa Westover, Wildfire Homes, LLC
NOTICE TO CREDITORS Case Number 19PR30094 Estate of George A. Fisher, Jr., a/k/a George Adelbert Fisher, Jr., a/k/a George Fisher, Jr., a/k/a George Fisher, Deceased
All persons having claims against the above named estate are required to present them to the personal representative or to District Court of Larimer County, Colorado on or before June 24, 2019, or the claims may be forever barred. Contact: Personal Representative, c/o Estes Legal Services, LLC, 212 Virginia Drive, Estes Park, CO 80517 (970) 586-2874 Published: Estes Park News, Feb. 22, Mar. 1, 8, 2019
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