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

March 6, 2020

The Bluebird Project Of The Estes Valley! Let’s make Estes Park the Bluebird Capital of the World!! See page 15. Photo by Richard H. Hahn alpenglowimages.info HahnDigitalArts.com

Savannah Sipping Society Estes Park Repertoire Theatre Company’s final production. See pages 19 and 29.

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2020 Sponsorships Available For Estes Transit (Free Shuttles) The Town's Parking & Transit Division is excited to announce that the 2020 Estes Transit (Free Shuttle) Sponsorship Program is now open to new sponsors. The Shuttle Sponsorship Program was developed to offer interested individuals, nonprofits and/or businesses a way to advertise in a highly visible location, while supporting the Town's seasonal shuttle service. In 2019, Estes Transit carried 76,956 riders serving more than 55 stops along Big Thompson, Hwy 7, Fall River Rd, Moraine Ave/Hwy 66 and throughout downtown. As recently shared with the Town Board, Estes Transit is expanding its service offering in 2020 to better serve guests, residents and employees. New 2020 service offerings include: Longer service season, running from May 23 through Elk Fest (Oct. 3-4). The Town's shuttle service will run through the entire month of September for the first time ever. Direct service to the parking structure for all five routes. New Green Route offering "express" service between the Estes Park Events Complex, Parking Structure and down-

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town (Bond Park), running every 15 minutes. Introduction of the Town's first fullyelectric trolley, which will serve the Red Route (Downtown/Elkhorn). New "route deviation" service model to better serve our seniors and those with disabilities. There are a variety of sponsorship levels to meet budgets of all sizes, with some sponsorships starting at $75.00 for the entire summer season. Sponsorships are available on a first-come, firstserved basis and some opportunities will sell out quickly. Interested sponsors should email Claire Kreycik at ckreycik@estes.org. Applications must be received no later than March 20, 2020. Contributions will fund operational costs related to services offered by the Town's free shuttles, supporting the continuation of free shuttle rides for guests and residents annually in the Estes Valley. A complete listing of service dates and shuttle stop locations for 2020 is available at www.estes.org/shuttles. For more information, please contact Claire Kreycik at 970-577-4762 or ckreycik@estes.org.

Estes Park Health Corona Virus (COVID-19) Update And Information As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to dominate the news channels across the country and the world, Estes Park Health (EPH) continues to take an aggressive and proactive approach to not only prepare for the potential of the presence the virus in Colorado, but in our Estes Valley. Estes Park Health is collaborating every day with the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and healthcare agencies at the state, Larimer County, northern Colorado, and our local municipality. This collaboration is the most effective method possible to ensure that EPH has up- to-theminute information on best practices for safety and best procedures in place to handle the suspected or actual presence of the virus. Colorado overall is being very proactive, also, in anticipating the appearance of the virus in our state. The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment has the Coronavirus front and center on the home page of their website (https://www.colorado.gov/cdphe), and has opened up an email and a phone line for any citizen to ask questions about, or request guidance in regard to, this public health event. There is a wealth of current information, updated daily, and fact sheets about the world and national status of the virus. There’s also good advice about the nature of symptoms and the key questions to consider when a citizen wonders how to evaluate the danger of potential infection. For general questions about COVID-19, you can call CO-Help at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911, or email questions to cohelp@rmpdc.org. There are also some great links to the Centers for Disease Control and Pre-

vention for national/global information. On the home front, EPH is ensuring that all staff and physicians have the latest information on the proper procedure for evaluating potential presence of the virus, and we have an open channel with the state of Colorado for providing test specimens in the event that there is a suspected potential case of COVID-19 in our community. As recommended procedures develop and change over the coming days and weeks, EPH will stay attuned frontline to those changes, and implement in step with the leading healthcare authorities in the state and USA. If you are an Estes Park community member or visitor, and have a question for EPH about the virus, including a suspected infection, the absolute best approach is to call EPH at 970-586-2200. You’ll be directed to the appropriate triage resource to help you assess the situation and determine next steps for you, or the individual in question. Since there is no known cure for COVID-19, we stress that people with mild symptoms use the triage phone number instead of showing up at the hospital. We want to ensure the safety of our staff and other patients to help mitigate the spread of the virus. People with significant respiratory symptoms who need urgent treatment are encouraged to call 911 or use hospital facilities. Your local community medical center stands ready to assist as this situation develops, and as the crisis eventually peaks and passes. It’s our privilege to be there for you at any time and especially during these types of health crises.

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Rocky Mountain National Park Biennial Research Conference Rocky Mountain National Park’s 2020 Biennial Research Conference “Continual Change, Collaborative Stewardship” will be held on March 10-11 in the multi-purpose room at the Estes Valley Community Center. The park hosts one of the largest research programs in the National Park System, with nearly 100 research permits active each year. Park research partners come from other federal agencies, the State of Colorado, and universities around the world. Last year, citizen scientists volunteered thousands of hours to research projects. In addition, hundreds of students participated in field data collections and lab analysis. More than one-hundred scientists are expected to attend this two-day meeting to discuss a variety of research projects. The conference is sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Conservancy. It is free and open to all interested members of the community. No registration is required. The conference begins on Tuesday, March 10, at 8:00 a. m. Sessions will end by 5:00 p. m. each day. A complete schedule is available at: http://www.nps.gov/rlc/continentaldivide/research-conference. htm Researchers will present for 20 minutes each. Talks are organized into sessions covering related subjects. Tuesday sessions will focus on wildlife challenges, forest and wetland change, and cultural

connections to the park. The day will end with a poster session highlighting 26 research and public engagement activities in and around the park. Wednesday sessions will include monitoring change and collaborating for resource management. In addition to presentations, attendees will have an opportunity to participate in small discussion groups exploring a variety of park issues during the mid-morning Conversation Café. The 2020 Research Conference celebrates research at Rocky Mountain National Park, promotes collaboration between the park and its partners, provides a forum for researchers and park staff to share discoveries, highlights the current issues relevant to park management, creates opportunities for young professionals and scientists to engage with park staff and the public and encourages dialogue between the park, the public, students and scientists. The multi-purpose room is in the lower level of the Estes Valley Community Center, 660 Community Drive, Estes Park, CO. For more information about Rocky Mountain National Park please call the park’s Information Office at (970) 586-1206. Highway 36 between Lyons and Estes Park will be closed during the conference dates. Highways 7 and 34 will be open.

Temporary Closures In Lumpy Ridge Area To Protect Nesting Raptors In Rocky Mountain National Park Each year to protect raptor nesting losures.htm for updated information on sites, Rocky Mountain National Park of- raptor closures. ficials initiate temporary closures in the The National Park Service is commitLumpy 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 Red-tailed Hawk photo courtesy Ann Schonlau Rocky Mountain National Park. nesting activity. Closures include Checkerboard Rock, ted to preserving birds of prey. The Lightning Rock, Batman Rock, Batman same cliffs that are critical for raptors Pinnacle, Sundance, Thunder Buttress, also appeal to climbers. The cooperaThe Parish, and Twin Owls, Rock One. tion of climbing organizations and indiThese closures include the named forviduals continues to be essential to the mations. Closures include all climbing successful nesting of raptors in the routes, outcroppings, cliffs, faces, ascent park. and descent routes and climber access For further information on Rocky trails to the named rock formations. Mountain National Park, please visit Check the park’s website at www.nps.gov/romo or call the park’s www.nps.gov/romo/planyourvisit/area_c Information Office at (970) 586-1206.


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Estes Chamber Of Commerce To Host Candidate Forum On Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 the Estes Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a candidate forum for the Town Mayor and Board of Trustees in the upcoming April election. The forum will be located at Ridgeline Hotel from 5:008:00 p.m. This forum is free and open to the public. Networking and a casual meet-andgreet will be held for the first hour, with a moderated panel of questions relevant to the business community, economic climate, and nonprofit community to follow. There will be time for audience Q & A as well. The two candidates for Mayor are Charley Dickey and Wendy Koenig. The Town Trustees candidates are Barbara MacAlpine, J. Scott Webermeir, Cindy

Younglund, Ward Nelson, and one incumbent candidate Trustee, Patrick Martchink. Their biographies and information can be found on the Town’s website: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/towno festespark/candidates About the Estes Chamber of Commerce: The Estes Chamber of Commerce formed via a community-driven Task Force in 2018-2019, and exists to be the champion for business, dedicated to promoting a strong business climate in the Estes Valley, and enhancing the quality of life for our members. The Estes Chamber of Commerce is currently led by a 15 member board and an Interim Executive Director. For more information, visit https://www.esteschamber.org.

Stanley Home Looking For Authentic Furniture And Furnishings The Historic Stanley Home Foundation is proud to announce that they have successfully purchased the historic F.O. Stanley Home in beautiful Estes Park, Colorado. Our next step is to begin the process of refurbishing the home "back" to its original glory. Our hope is to furnish the home in such a fashion as to help the Stanley Home visitors to imagine what life was like in early twentieth century Estes Park. Of importance to the Foundation is refurbishing the home with authentic furniture and accessories that complement the time period, late 1800s and early 1900s, and are appropriate to the historical nature of the home. Authenticity is the cornerstone of our search. We are interested in the following: Couches, light fixtures, fireplace

screens, chairs, desks, bedroom sets, end tables, lamps, tables, plant stands, rugs, fireplace tools, antique wicker porch furniture, benches, quilts, cut glass items, dishes, Sterling silver tea sets, Sterling silver flatware, soup tureens, statues, linens, historic pictures, picture frames, clocks, antique ice box, stove, etc. Many of us have family items that our children are simply not interested in acquiring. What a wonderful way to insure the long life of treasured antique items that might otherwise end up in a local landfill. If you are interested in donating items to the Stanley Home, please contact Kelley Anderson at (970) 580-1088. The Historic Stanley Home Foundation

Reminder Of Full Closure Of US 36 March 9-April 7

March 21, 2020


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CDOT would like to remind us all that we have full closures coming up on the US 36 Milepost 8 Project. The full closure will be in place 24 hours a US 36 FLOOD AT day from March 9 PROJECT MILEPOST 8 - April 7. Vehicles will need to use ESTES one of the two dePARK tours. I have attached the detour map for reference. Please follow this link for further information. Project Hotline: 720-543-9078

Project Email: us36milepost8@gmail.com







Loveland CONSTRUCTION ZONE US 36 closes here March 9 for 30 days



Allenspark Longmont

101 South Saint Vrain Avenue | Estes Park, CO






West and north from Lyons on SH 7 into Estes Park

US 287 north to US 34 and US 34 west into Estes Park


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Larimer County Department Of Health And Environment Responds To Novel Coronavirus Concerns Public Health officials with the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment (LCDHE) understand that there is fear and confusion around coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). LCDHE reminds the community that the risk of COVID-19 in Colorado is low, and there are currently no cases in Larimer County or in Colorado. LCDHE is always working behind the scenes to plan for these types of health threats to our community. Multiple responses to emerging pathogens in the last few years have prepared public health to respond to situations like this. Work has been done for SARS, the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic, MERS, and many others. Local public health agencies are working closely with CDC, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and organizations across the state to ensure our response is proactive, strong, and collaborative. “The Larimer County Health Department has pandemic response plans ready to go, tools and protocols in place to monitor travelers and other individu-

als who may be exposed, and the infection control expertise we need to respond to COVID-19,” says Tom Gonzales, Public Health Director for the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment. You can help slow the spread of illness and viruses by: • washing hands frequently with soap and water, • covering coughs and sneezes, • staying home when sick, and • avoiding close contact with anyone who has cold or flu-like symptoms. Information about COVID-19 is constantly changing, and the public health response adjusts as more is learned about this virus. While there is plenty of news and media information available, LCDHE is encouraging Larimer County residents to view the latest credible information on COVID-19 at www.larimer.org/coronavirus or www.CDC.gov/coronavirus. Additionally, residents are encouraged to follow LCDHE’s Facebook and Twitter accounts at @LarimerHealth.

The charge(s) are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. On February 22 at 3:49 p.m. police stopped the driver a vehicle in the 700 block of Prospect Ave. for ficticious license plates. Upon further investigation the 35 year old male from Loveland, CO was charged with forgery, driving under revocation, failure to register a vehicle, uninsured motor vehicle, displaying ficticious plates, failure to surrender a driver’s license, possession of drug paraphernalia, open container of alcohol and vehicle only having one license plate. The male was arrested and transported to the Larimer County Jail. On Feb. 23 at 4:14 p.m. police contacted a 24 year old male driver from Loveland, CO who was involved in a single motor vehicle accident. He was

charged with DUI, DUI per se, prohibited use of weapons, failure to drive in a single lane, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and failure to report an accident. He was issued a summons and later released. On February 26 at 9:47 p.m. police arrested a 50 year old male from Estes Park who was wanted on a warrant out of Boulder County for failure to appear on a contempt charge. He was transported to the Larimer County Jail. On Feb. 27 at 4:46 a.m. police contacted a 53 year old male driver from Denver, CO who was stopped in the middle of the roadway in the 200 block of E. Riverside Drive. Upon further investigation the driver was found to be under the influence of alcohol and he was charged with DUI and transported to the Larimer County Jail.

EVFPD firefighters generally respond to medical calls in their personal vehicles, allowing for a faster response. On other incidents, firefighters respond to a fire station to respond in department apparatus with specialized equipment. During the week of February 23, the Estes Valley Fire Protection District

(EVFPD) responded to three calls for service. This included: • Emergency medical (assist EPH): 1 • MVC: 1 • Detector/Alarm Activation: 1 Estes Valley Fire www.estesvalleyfire.org

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Women’s History Month Events During Women’s History Month (March), there are several exciting events planned in Estes. If there are other events about Women’s History, please let us know, email judi@signsandwishes.com March 6 -EPHS Auditorium, 1:00-2:00 p.m. Soldiers in Petticoats The Estes Park School District has invited the Molly Brown House to present a program on the Suffrage Movement in Colorado and the United States. Open to the public. Adults and teens.* March 10 -Estes Valley Library Hondius Room, 4:00-5:00 p.m. STEM Learning Stations on Women’s History Elementary age students (K-5)* March 17 – Estes Valley Library, Wasson Room, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Book Discussion of “The Women’s Hour” March 18 - 1917 Bookclub, Estes Park Museum Meeting Room, 10:00-11:30 a.m. “Weaving Mountain Memories:

Recollection of the Allenspark Area” by Lorna Knowlton Details and registration for EV Library events (*) are available at this website www.estesvalleylibrary.org Museum event information can be obtained at www.estes.org/museumevents. Watch this newspaper for the Stories of Estes Valley Women, “100 Years: 100 Women” Better yet, write one yourself! About your mother, your grandmother, your sister, your friend, your mentor, someone from history, someone in your organization -- any woman with a connection to the Estes Valley between 1920 and 2020. Maximum length: 200 words. We need more stories! Display of Colorado Hall of Fame Women portraits throughout the library in March. Display of Women's History books featuring on library special display shelves during March.

Animal Medical Center Of Estes Park Welcomes Dr. Cara Woodford Dr. Cara Woodford was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and art history at Washington University in St. Louis she returned to Colorado for a career change. She attended Colorado State University in Fort Collins where she earned a master’s degree in Environmental Sciences in Toxicology. She then chose to continue her education in veterinary medicine, developing an interest in geriatric care and pain management in pets. Dr. Woodford graduated from Colorado State University in 2017

with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. In August of 2019, after practicing in Cheyenne and Fort Collins, Dr. Woodford and her husband, Reed, moved to Estes Park. Reed is co-owner of Kent Mountain Adventure Center where he had worked as an outdoor guide for the past ten years. They both enjoy living in a smaller town with a close community. Cara’s favorite pastimes include reading, traveling, visiting friends, coffee and snuggling their rescue animals, Beard and Mr. Winkles. We are very pleased to have Dr. Woodford join our community. Please come by to welcome her to our practice.

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Coffee Carts In Estes Park Help Fight Teen Suicide Estes Park High School (EPHS) was awarded a grant by the Larimer County Behavioral Health Services department in October 2019 to pilot a unique, student-driven program using coffee carts as a way to help students connect, share, and prevent suicide. Suicide is the leading cause of death among youth ages 10-17 In Colorado and in Larimer County it is the second leading cause of youth deaths. The goal of the EPHS coffee cart program, named Cat Chat after the school mascot, is to reduce social stigma and increase mental health awareness and early intervention by bridging student connectivity gaps at school. The school uses a portable coffee cart to allow students to gather for conversation in a confidential setting, promoting the student’s sense of value and safe respect for sensitivity. On Fridays, students meet at the coffee cart, indicate how they’re feeling on their coffee sleeves (anxious, sad, calm, happy, etc.), and engage with peers in a devicefree, secure atmosphere. Conversations are run by a student peer leader who coordinates the coffee-cart sessions, facilitates discussions, and reports back to a mental health faculty member if a student in the group shares feelings that suggest they are a suicide risk. Hannah Knox, the school advisor overseeing the program, is encouraged by the level of student involvement. “We have 10 student peer leaders who run the cart of various grade levels, genders, and

identity. What I love about this group is that it is a unique swatch of our student population. These are kids who are very passionate about mental health and helping others,” says Knox. According to the project sponsor Dr. Lisa Kurth, the school will produce a documentary on the project to share findings and program impact, using this project as a model that could be rolled out in other schools across the state. Dr. Kurth said, “Students have expressed true ownership, enthusiasm, and participation in this novel program.” The coffee cart has received so much positive feedback that the school is planning on expanding the program for the remainder of the school year. The students at EPHS are on to something with their unique coffee cart program. Recent research reveals correlations between social connectedness and mental health. The grant that EPHS received for this project was funded by the 2018 Larimer County voter-approved sales and use tax ballot initiative. Funding from the tax is redirected back into the county in the form of grants with four priority areas identified: suicide prevention, mental illness/substance use disorders, stigma reduction/community engagement, innovation/new practices. In 2019, $1 million was returned back to Larimer County communities through the Behavioral Health Services grant program.

Neighborhood Meeting For High Pines Subdivision March 16th Please be advised there is a subdivision proposal for Lot 1, High Pines Subdivision. A neighborhood meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 16th from 6:00 8:00 p.m. at the Estes Valley Library

Hondius Room. If you cannot attend, please send your questions/concerns to info@vanhornengineering.com and we can address those and send relevant information.

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Scott Webermeier-Candidate For Town Trustee Please allow me to introduce myself. Mother 1994-2004, Town of Estes Park My name is Scott Webermeier and I am Advertising Committee 1992-1997, running for the position of Estes Park Estes Park Local Marketing District Town Trustee. Board 2009-2016 and Charter and CurMy first memories of the Estes Valley rent Member of Sunrise Rotary Club. were in the early 1960s at my families reNot unlike the rest of sort in Rocky MounColorado, Estes Park is tain National Park, faced with a variety of then known as Deer challenges in our ever Ridge Chalet. My growing and evolving family had purchased environment. These the property late challenges include but 1930s. I grew up in are not limited to afthe Estes Valley fordable child care, afspending my sumfordable and approprimers working at what ate housing, was then known as sustainable economic National Park Village growth, the need for North 3450 Fall River infrastructure growth Road. I graduated and maintenance, defrom Estes Park High velopment of ecoScott Webermeier School in 1972. I atnomic opportunities tended Colorado State University and that attract and retain younger individugraduated with a Bachelor of Science als and families while meeting the needs Degree in Finance and Management. Al- of an aging population. though other opportunities presented Issues unique to Estes Park would inthemselves I opted to join my family in clude the maintenance of quality servEstes Park in the development of Naices by the Town to our community and tional Park Village South, 900 Moraine balancing the needs and desires of resiAve. I met my wife Katie during the first dents of the entire Valley, businesses and year of this facility’s operations. We have our guests. four children Laura Kate, John, Whitney I will not suggest that I have specific and Peter all of whom were born in what answers to any of these challenges; conis now known the Estes Park Medical sequently I bring no particular agenda Center. They all graduated from Estes to the table. I look forward to working Park High School and are all university as a member of the “Team” of the Board graduates. of Trustees to hear and understand the In addition to running a business and wants and needs of community, helping raising a family I have been involved to develop goals and strategies to meet with a variety of community activities. these needs and providing support to These would include Estes Park Chamthe Town’s Administration and Staff to ber of Commerce Board of Directors accomplish these goals. I believe that my 1985-1995, Park R-3 (Estes Park) Board longevity in the Valley, business experiof Education 1994-2003, Estes Park ence and prior community service Medical Center Foundation Board 6 would be beneficial to the Town Board years, Estes Park Economic Developand the Estes Valley as a community. ment Council Board two years, Estes I look forward to the opportunity to Park Downtown Merchants Association move our community forward for the President 1980-1982, Estes Park Cub benefit of all Stakeholders in the Valley. Scout Pack 8 Pack Leader and Den




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What would the world be like without sound? Would we mind it? Would we miss the far-off rush of traffic if there were no planes, trains and automobiles? What would go through our minds if we turned on the radio and heard nothing? What if we stepped outside and all the birds stopped communicating (chirping, hooting, cawing, screeching, singing)? Would we panic if the wind stopped blowing and all the trees stood perfectly still and noiseless? How would we react if dogs quit barking, squirrels quit romping and cows stopped mooing? I may ponder this more than the average auditory being because I lost 100 percent of the hearing in my right ear when I was about six years old due to complications from mumps. Because my vulnerability to deafness is twice that of the average two-eared person, I sometimes try to imagine a life of complete silence. (Also, I am extremely conscious of protecting my “good ear. ” I carry earplugs with me always and use them often. My efforts have paid off—my left ear tests above average for my age.) On the days when I focus on being grateful for my hearing, I become aware of the plethora of sounds bombarding us each day: the first snaps and pops of the house as the morning temperature begins to rise, the groan of complaint by the antique bed as I get up (it’s the bed, not me. I swear.), the closet door sliding on its track, the dresser drawer opening and closing, the crescendo moans of the coffee maker, the clink of the knife against the glass as I scoop peanut butter out of the jar, milk poured into a glass, the chair scraping against the wood floor, the newspaper pages crinkling as I turn them, the swish of my winter coat as I put it on, and the garage door raising. This list barely scrapes the surface of the cacophony of sounds we hear all day long. Each of these sounds is either 1) a note of the scale or 2) a percussive sound which means it has no identifiable key (i. e., the lamp switch, a cup being set on the counter, footsteps on the stairs, typing on the computer, the thump of something heavy in the dryer). Because I knew I’d be writing a column about this, I spent a couple of days with my phone’s pitch pipe app, trying to figure out the tone of many of the sounds I hear each day. Here’s a sampling of my experiment: The clock’s Westminster chimes: the key of D. The gongs marking the hour are in A and D together. The tock is in F. Honking geese on the lake: F# and G,

depending on their level of excitement. Coffee pouring into my cup: D (this depends on how quickly the coffee pours, but with my pot, I have to pour relatively slowly or the coffee ends up everywhere but in the cup. Practice has helped me become a steady pourer in the key of D.) Furnace fan: A# (try this at home. It’s hard to figure out.) Electric toothbrush: C (Sometimes I hum what I think the note will be before I turn on the toothbrush to see how close I come. On the days when I am spot on, I tell myself I have perfect pitch.) Window shades being raised: F# (like the pouring of coffee, this depends on the speed at which the shades are raised. I wasn’t in a hurry the day I tested them. If I had been, the key would be higher.) Microwave beep: A# (this stays the same no matter how fast or slowly I touch the button.) Dishwasher alert: C—E—G. (Every time I hear this three-note progression I think of a movement in Beethoven’s Für Elise and can’t help but start humming it.) Fridge door-open alert: B (who decided this? The CEO of GE? Or did GE survey parents with more than three kids to find out which pitch would be the most annoying?) Oven timer: C (It’s curious: all of my kitchen appliances are GE yet each makes a different pitch.) Lid being placed on the ceramic compost bucket: A#. Imagine the ruckus if we heard all of these sounds at the same time. Would we prefer silence? Since we are talking about sound, I would be remiss if I did not mention a blooper in last week’s column, pointed out most graciously by Sybil B., who said, “In your column about Sadie Hawkins day, I noticed that you called someone a coronet player. I just noticed this same error in a book I was reading. Coronets are little crowns and there's a book or movie called ‘Kind Hearts and Coronets’ but the musical instrument that is like a trumpet is actually a cornet. ” That makes sense. A coronet is worn for a coronation. A cornet is played—in the key of B flat. You may let The Thunker know what you think at her e-mail address, donoholdt@gmail.com. © 2020 Sarah Donohoe

FOR THE HEALTH OF IT Winter Speaker Series Estes Park Health and Estes Valley Community Center present a monthly series of healthy educational tips from our top healthcare providers.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 1 p.m. Right Care in the Right Place Emergency Department, Urgent Care or Community Paramedics—we now have many health-care options in Estes Park. Learn which service is the right one for you when your KHDOWKFDUHQHHGLVGLࢆHUHQWWKDQD visit to your physician.

Free and open to the public Held at the Estes Valley Community Center For questions, call 970-586-2317 Sponsored by:

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Barbara MacAlpine’s Spotlight On Estes Park As a candidate for Trustee, I’m continu- host a Be Ready Family Fun Fair that foing to shine a light on organizations and cuses on school readiness. As a former liservices in hopes of encouraging better brarian, I was delighted to hear that every communication and understanding of lo- child who visits the EVICS office or atcal issues. Our community is as strong as tends a family event receives a free book! the sum of its parts, and this week I’ll foAcross town, Linda cus on important and Len Garner, Costrengths at both ends Presidents of the Estes of the age-group conPark Senior Citizens tinuum. Center on Olympian First, I visited EVICS Lane, invited me and (Estes Valley Investmy husband for lunch ment in Childhood at their new facility. Success) on Graves This former church Avenue. Its Executive now offers friendship, Director, Nancy Alfood, and a fitness promond, and Bilingual gram for anyone who Parent Educator, Patriwould like to join. The cia Rountree, dewelcoming and scribed continuing “homey” atmosphere is needs for childcare faappreciated by memBarbara MacAlpine cilities in Estes Park. bers and visitors alike, We have just four preschool and childcare and the delicious lunches, catered by Big centers, all with limited openings. Only Horn Restaurant, are so ample that many two licensed childcare providers fill a of us went home with leftovers for anfraction of critical infant care needs (unother day. Complimentary bags of popder the age of 2 ½) for working families. corn from Reel Mountain Theater EVICS awards around $5,000 in childtopped off a great meal. care scholarships every month to families We enjoyed relaxing and conversing with limited resources. Financial support with long-time friends and also new used to come through a Larimer County friends with interesting backgrounds at program, but that has been frozen for the Senior Citizens Center. As a large new enrollees over the past three years. contingent of our population, seniors Now EVICS depends on fundraising and contribute heavily to many organizations donations for about a third of its budget. through volunteer activities, program This is another example of the generosity participation, and financial generosity. from all sectors of our community. Their importance to our Community EVICS is a family resource center, with cannot be overemphasized. services that include a new parents’ supOur youngsters and seniors, plus everyport group, free developmental screenone in between, make Estes Park a great ings for children from birth to age five, place to live! and home visitation. On April 4th it will

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Major Road Work In RMNP Will Require Nightly Closures On Three Mile Section Of Road Beginning this May through September, major road construction will occur on US 36 inside of Rocky Mountain National Park. The work will take place on a three-mile section of US 36, just west of Bear Lake Road junction to east of Deer Ridge Junction. Beginning in May, this section of road will be closed nightly from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., Sunday nights through Friday mornings. There will be no nightly closures on Friday and Saturday nights. When the road reopens each morning at 7 a.m. to traffic, motorists should expect delays and a rough surface. Bicyclists and motorcyclists should avoid this section of road this summer and enter the park through the Fall River Entrance. The entire depth of asphalt will be removed and a new surface will be installed. Many curves will be reconstructed to bring them into compliance with federal highway standards. Visitor pull offs will be formalized and curbing will be added where necessary to protect vegetation. Upper Beaver Meadows Road will also be inaccessible during nightly closures. For further information on Rocky Mountain National Park, please visit www.nps.gov/romo or call the park’s Information Office at (970) 586-1206.

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Wendy Koenig For Mayor Of Estes Park Dear People of Estes, Jonathan Schultz, pastor of Mount Calvary Lutheran church and Ron BockMany days of soul searching preceded my declaration as a candidate for mayor. haus pastor of Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran church. Between vacillating about should or shouldn’t I run, much consideration was Pastor Schultz began our conversation given to what I would do and how I by saying how much he and his family would do it should I be elected. enjoy living in Estes and that his five children love attending The distillation of school here. Then, we that consideration is discussed reasons why reflected in My Pledge churches here no longer to the Residents of help with daycare. Estes Park. True to the Agreeing that meeting pledge, immediately State rules, regulations after filing candidacy and codes for being a papers, I reached out daycare facility require to people from all secmuch investment by a tors of the Estes comchurch. We discussed munity, asking for opwhether there might be portunities to listen to some type of exemption their ideas, dreams, for churches from some and concerns. I’ve met of requirements that with old-timers, new- Wenday Koenig would enable them to comers, part-timers, provide safe daycare at a reasonable rate full timers, young families and grandto families. On another topic, Pastor parents. I sat down with town officials, Schultz suggested that when, in the fudrank coffee with business owners, ate ture, Town officials review regulations snacks at meetings of neighbors, and and zoning regarding possible Marimuch more. To help get people on the same page so juana dispensaries in the town limits, that they consider further restrictions we can move forward together, I’m proon dispensary locations that will place viding a weekly report-out about who I them further away from residential meet with, what we talked about and neighborhoods and churches. more. Here’s the latest edition. During my time with Pastor Bockhaus, Last week, I met separately with

he told about a survey recently conducted by Shepherd of the Mountains directed toward residents of the Falcon Ridge and Talons Pointe affordable housing units and Good Samaritan neighborhoods. Pastor Bockhaus explained that church members met with residents, asked a set of standard questions, and recorded answers. The results of which indicated respondents don’t often get out to meet each other socially. He described how Café Corner, an outreach program of the church, is an opportunity for people to meet and dine together at no charge. An indication of the program’s success is the regularity with which patrons participate. The congregation responds to needs in the community by making material and financial donations, quilt making, food donations, flood relief, Habitat projects and relocation/moving projects. Lastly, Pastor Bockhaus mentioned many people in Estes wrongly assume most members of Shepherd of the Mountains are from Good Samaritan Village. When, in fact many Good Samaritan residents continue worshipping at the church they attended prior to moving to Good Samaritan. Next up, a meeting with Tom Dority, a member of the Home Owner Association of the Reserve. Tom offered up a lot of information about HOAs and the business of HOAs. Describing how the HOA of the Reserve avoids political issues and groups. I was pleased to hear Tom say members of the HOA are positive about the Wildfire Development and appreciate

being included in the development process. Knowing Tom previously served as a city manager in four states, I couldn’t resist asking his thoughts about what the next mayor of Estes should continue or change. He didn’t disappoint! Saying the next Mayor should keep up the Mayor’s chats and encourage the continuation of the Trustee chats. Reinstatement of Proclamations during the Town Board meetings is a constructive way to publicly recognize volunteerism and other efforts by citizens. Also, Tom described how a balance between business meetings and citizens' comments builds trust and fosters exchange of ideas. And he encouraged trustees to explain and offer more depth when voting at public meetings. Such transparency is paramount to moving forward for our community. As always, what I share in my report out reflects what I gleaned from actively listening to the people with whom I met and should not be construed as their official statement. Let’s move forward together. With respect, Wendy Koenig Candidate for Mayor - Estes Park, Colorado

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Colorado Republican Caucus March 7th Even though you will have voted on Su- bring your pre-registration form to the per Tuesday by mail-in ballot for your Caucus. choice of Presidential candidate, you still Only registered Republican voters can should attend your respective Caucus on cast a vote at Caucus. Saturday, March 7th, to seUnaffiliated voters may lect delegates for County attend a Caucus but they Assembly who will support may not vote. Young your candidate for County people who are 17 years Commissioner and Disof age now but will be 18 trict Attorney. by the November elecThe Republican Caucus tion, may vote in the will be held at the Estes Caucus. Park High School Cafeteria Please do come out and at 10 a.m. on March 7th. support your Caucus. It Estes Park has six is our privilege of self precincts: 2154935411 to government to deter2154935416. If you do not mine whom we want to know which Republican represent us in county, precinct you are in, go to state and national posi“Larimergop.org,” press tions. “Caucus 2020,” then press For additional questions please contact “Register Here.” You will be pre-registeranne72@protonmail.com. ing for the Caucus and can learn your precinct if you are not sure. Be sure to

New Survey Vendor Bring Real-Time Results on Patient Experience Estes Park Health is excited to announce that we are partnering with Real-time Feedback by NRC Health to enhance our patient feedback to improve service to the community. What is Real-time Feedback? Real-time Feedback is near real-time outreach administered to outpatients and Emergency Department patients. Real-time Feedback ensures that 100% of these patients are contacted and asked about their experience with Estes Park Health. Patients will receive either an email with a web-based assessment or phone call using Interactive Voice Response (IVR). Real-time Feedback outreaches to qualifying patients within 24 hours after receiving the patient record. Why did Estes Park Health partner with Real-time Feedback? Real-time Feedback program results demonstrate a statistically significant impact to enhancing patients’ experience and perception of care. The program enables rapid resolution of any issues identified where Estes Park Health can coordinate additional resources for patient care. Additionally, Real-time Feedback participating organizations receive benchmarking, real-time data reporting, and identification of industry best practices. Who Makes the Patient Outreach? As a patient, you will receive either an

email with a web-based assessment, or a phone call using Interactive Voice Response (IVR) after receiving your care. • Up to three attempts are made on Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3 after Real-time Feedback receives your patient information. • On the last phone attempt, a message is left with the you to inform you of how to get in touch with the call program and complete the question set if you would like. How Will Estes Park Health Use the Information from the Real-time Feedback Program? Patient feedback is available in service line or location dashboards, provider scorecards and comparison reports; providing an opportunity to review feedback on key measures, identify outliers and discover opportunities for improving the patient experience. This partnership is an example of Estes Park Health’s continued dedication toward ensuring our patients have an excellent care experience, and transition back home safely into our community, using best practices established within the healthcare industry. We are excited to be partnering with Real-time Feedback by NRC Health to continuously improve the patient experience, providing real-time reporting and recognition to our staff.

SPECIAL EVENTS "The Savannah Sipping Society", the 35th and Final production of the Estes Park Repertoire Theatre, will run March 6-8 and 14-15, 2020 at American Legion Post 119. It features their finest comediennes, Christann Higley, CJ Jensen, Elizabeth Potter, Cassie Weber and Nancy Thomas. Plan Now to laugh your assets off with them one last time. Tuesday, Mar 10 @5 pm Potluck Fundraiser and Gathering of Friends for

Mark Lovenburg. Tuesday, Mar 17 @5 pm Get Ready to Shake Your Shamrocks! St. Patty's Day

Celebration at Circle 119 will feature an Irish Buffet (corned beef and cabbage, vegan Irish Stew, shepherds pie, lamb stew, soda bread & delicious desserts!), specialty cocktails, and a sing-along of Irish tunes! Cover charge: $17.


Tuesday & Thursday Mar 10 & 12 @9-11 am Benefits assistance for Veterans and families. Thursday, Mar 19 @noon-5 pm Veteran readjustment counseling. Call 970-586-6118 for an appointment.

MEETINGS Tuesday, Mar 10 @ 6:30 am Sunrise Rotary breakfast meeting Wednesday, Mar 11 @ 1:00 pm Operations Committee meeting Wednesday, Mar 11 @ 6:30 pm Aviation Club meeting Friday, March 13 @ 8 am Rooftop Rodeo Royalty Clinic

HAVE FUN! Fridays, Mar 6 & 13 @ 7 pm Queen of Hearts Win $$!! Sunday, Mar 15 @ 6 pm is our next scheduled Bingo. No Bingo March 8 due to scheduling conflicts. Tuesday, Mar 10 @ 5:30 pm Karaoke with Mountain Man MC! We all sound like pros! Wednesday, Mar 11 @ 6:30 pm Pool League Fri-Sat-Sun Mar 6-7-8 @ 7 pm, Sat Mar 14 @ 7 pm, Sun Mar 15 @ 2:30 pm Come and enjoy The Savannah Sipping Society, the 35th and final production of the Estes Park Repertoire Theatre. Friday, Mar 13 @ 7 pm Friday Niters Dance Club Join the fun!

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The Estes Arts District Presents FIRST FRIDAY! Art Groove & Wee Drop Stops Join us on Friday, March 6th for gallery socials thru the village. Don your favorite shamrock green and come see what’s groovin’ in the local art world. Starting at 5 p.m. 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 a Groovy Gallery Travel Card for a chance to win a gift certificate for Claire’s Restaurant and Bar. 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 Participating Galleries Alan Shadduck's Images of Estes Park181(B) W Riverside Drive. Meet photographers Alan and Leanne. Enjoy complimentary fresh hot coffee and a 10% discount on all in-store purchases during the event. 5-8 p.m.

The Art Center of Estes Park 517 Big Thompson Ave. - 970-586-5882 The Art Center is featuring its latest exhibit, the Mentor/Student Show. For the event, the center is offering a door prize, for

which the public is invited to sign up to win. You do not have to be present to win. An original, plein air watercolor "An Autumn Day" by founding member Charlotte Lloyd is being offered. Light refreshments served. 5-8 p.m. Earthwood Artisans 360 E. Elkhorn Ave. - 970-586-2151 Featuring wonderful American-made art and jewelry, you're sure to find something to love.

Tasty snacks and beverages await you during this town wide event! 5-8 p.m. Aspen and Evergreen Gallery 356 E. Elkhorn Ave. - 970-586-4355 Come flamingle with us as we present our March exhibit, Wings in Winter. The gallery will be im-peck-ablely dressed with the finest of local art, and local artists. How could it be anything short of owlsome? We will do our best to keep the bird puns from becoming hawkward. Our Meet the Artist party runs from 5-7 p.m. Earthwood Collections 141 E. Elkhorn Ave. - 970-577-8100 Earthwood Collections will present live jazz with Max Wagner (sax) and Stu MacAskie (piano). We will have complementary wine, food and refreshments. Bring your friends and enjoy some socializing and perhaps find that new great piece of art. 5-8 p.m. Inspired -Artisan Market & Studio 157 W. Elkhorn Avenue Unit 8, 970685-8818 (2nd Floor in the Old Church Shops) Experience an art demonstration of the art medium alcohol inks, where visitors will get to see how they can be used to create landscape paintings and they will have the opportunity to try them out by making their

own bookmark for free. 5-8 p.m. Enjoy a true taste of Colorado along the FIRST FRIDAY! Art Groove route. Try a tasting or a flight at these recommended local craft beverage establishments. Rock Cut Brewing Co. - Groovy Specials plus Zac Bunch photography & Local cartography by Cartology, Derek Brooks. Snowy Peaks Winery -Tasting room open until 7 p.m., 4-6 live music: Skip Neilson & Karen Nicholson. Elkins Tasting Room - Colorado style whisky. Lumpy Ridge Brewing Co. - Art display. Vino Giú - Chocolate, wine, cheese, charcuterie and VitaJuwel - ½ off flights Avant Garde Aleworks - ½ Off Tasting Flights Come out and see beautiful artwork plus enjoy a true taste of Colorado.

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The Bluebird Project Of Estes Valley Is Happening! The bluebirds have arrived! They are scouting the valley for perfect nesting sites. Watch for Mountain Bluebirds in open grasslands and Western Bluebirds in areas of ponderosa pines. During the breeding season from March to August, male bluebirds establish their territory and begin to sing, which entices the females. As part of their courtship, the male leads her to the nesting sites he has found in his territory. The female is the decision-maker; she examines the sites and makes her choice. She spends the next few days building her nest. She will lay 4-6 eggs over the course of the next week, one a day, then incubate them for another two weeks. At that time, project volunteers will count eggs and watch for fledglings. Here’s the exciting part: project volunteers will band the babies and check to see if they return as parents in 2021. On March 14, we will host a presentation about Bluebirds, explaining our project in full. We will have materials and directions for you to build your own birdhouse that day, or we’ll have some nest boxes ready-made for a small donation. You must register for this program and bring your own hammers. Saturday, March 14 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Estes Park Community Recreation Center, Chiquita Room, Lower Level If you miss that date, we have scheduled another birdhouse building experience at the library on Sunday, March 22, from 1:30 to 3:30. Please register for this



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        program with the library. If you would like to participate in this project, please visit our website at https://bluebirdsofestes.com/ for the full story and volunteering information. If you would like to read previous articles about this project, visit the WWS website at: wanderingwildlifesociety.org. Join this effort to make Estes Valley the Bluebird Capital of Colorado. Watch for our next article in the EP NEWS which will discuss where to locate your bluebird nest boxes. This project is sponsored by the Colorado Avian Research and Rehabilitation Institute and by the Wandering Wildlife Society which works to protect wildlife and their habitat. Many thanks to EP News for their continued support and Jim Bangs at EP Lumber for donating the woodworking materials.

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The next meeting of the Estes Park Internationale Aviation Club will be on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at 6:30 p.m., in the American Legion Hall, 850 North St Vrain Avenue. This meeting is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome. Our speaker for this meeting will be Loren Shriver (Colonel, USAF, Retired), and he will be giving a presentation describing the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Strategic Plan for the return of humans to the Moon's surface by 2024, and subsequent Lunar exploration. Vice President Mike Pence introduced the plan

when he spoke of NASA's mandate to return American astronauts to the Moon and on to Mars at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. In keeping with Space Policy Directive-1 (SPD-1), NASA is charged with landing the first American woman and next American man at the South Pole of the Moon by 2024, followed by a sustained presence on and around the Moon by 2028. NASA will "use all means necessary" to ensure mission success in moving us forward to the Moon. The official name of this effort will be "The Artemis Program." Artemis is the twin sister of Apollo and goddess of the Moon in Greek mythology. Now, she personifies our path to the Moon as the name of NASA's program to return astronauts to the Lunar surface by 2024. No Apollo mission landed at the South Pole of the Moon, so Artemis astronauts will be the first to land there. Loren will use a colorful slide presentation developed by NASA to describe the process and sequence of steps and events that are currently planned to accomplish this return to the Moon by 2024. Come learn more about this exciting process that will be the focal point of human space exploration by NASA as it unfolds over the next four years.

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There is a Town Election coming soon! Ballots for Mayor and three Trustee positions will be mailed the week of March 16-20 and the deadline is 7 p.m. April 7 (received by the Town Clerk’s office). There are a number of forums planned: League of Women Voters will host two: March 5th (Mayor) and March 11th (Trustees). The Estes Chamber will be joined by Estes Park Non-Profit Resource Center for a business oriented forum on March 18. 6th through 12th grade students (who reside in the Estes Valley) and attend Estes schools, On-Line Schools, Options Program, other school districts, or are homeschooled are encouraged to participate in the Junior Election Forum from 6:30-8 p.m., Monday, March 16 in the high school auditorium) Bring your questions for Town Mayor and Trustees! Here is your chance to address the concerns of our younger generation. Parents, teachers, and other interested adults (as well as younger siblings) are invited attend as observers, but, of course, only the teenagers may ask questions. Over the last four years, candidates and officials have agreed that our students ask more difficult questions than the adults and are less likely to settle for non-answers so student forums and programs always prove interesting and informative. Contact juniorelection@signsandwishes.com for additional information. For families that cannot attend the forum, there are other opportunities avail-

able to encourage students to develop their voting skills. In the year 2008, my husband and I took our 12-year-old granddaughter to the caucus where she listened and learned. (I do not know whether this is still allowed.) Now, at 25, she tells me she has never missed an election. We have always found the kitchen table to be a great place to foster voting skills. The family that “votes” together (whether real or practice voting) raises aware teenagers who mature into adults that make a difference – and this extends to other educational endeavors. The student who can define, express, and defend their choice will do well in all subject matters. Therefore, aside from political practices, it is a skill worth having – and practicing. Junior Election ballots will be available after the forum and may be obtained at the library and the EV Community Center beginning Tuesday, March 17. Students are encouraged (but not required) to take them home and discuss the options with their family and friends before voting. Estes Park Middle School and High School students will vote electronically at school. Students enrolled in alternative education programs may cast their paper ballot at the Estes Valley Library or the Community Center. Just after Spring Break, at the EVRPD Community Center on April 6th, there will be a Junior Election Family Program concerning the special districts, some of which will be holding elections on May 5.

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League Of Women Voters To Host Candidate Forum For Town Trustees The Town of Estes Park Board of Trustees consists of seven elected members; the Mayor and six Trustees. All are elected for four-year terms, with three Trustees elected at each regular municipal election. Regular municipal elections are held the first Tuesday of April in even-numbered years. The next regular Municipal Election is on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 as a mail ballot-only election. Ballots will be mailed to all active voters who live within Town limits the week of March 16, 2020. For more information on municipal elections and voting see www.colorado.gov/pacific/ townofestespark/estesparkelections. The League of Women Voters of Estes Park (LWVEP) is sponsoring a Candidate Forum to introduce candidates for three Trustee positions. (The League of Women Voters is non-partisan and does not support or oppose candidates.) Voters will determine who will occupy seats currently held by Trustees Eric Black-

hurst and Patrick Martchink. Mayor Pro Tem Norris is term-limited as a trustee. The five candidates for Trustee are Barbara MacAlpine, Patrick Martchink, Ward Nelson, J. Scott Webermeier, and Cindy Younglund. The forum for trustee candidates will be held on Wednesday, March 11th, 6-8 p.m. in the Trustee Board Room of the Estes Park Town Hall, 170 MacGregor Avenue. During the forum, written questions may be submitted by the audience. Also, during the forum you may submit written questions by email, to contactus@lwv-estespark.org. No candidate information can be brought into the Town Hall Trustee Board Room, but may be placed outside of the Board Room, in the foyer. If you have additional questions, please contact Robin Converse, Chair, Voter Service Committee of LWVEP at robconverse56@gmail.com.

Estes Park Genealogical Society Meeting Thursday, March 12 You still have time to discover your Irish ancestors before St. Patrick's Day! Come join the Estes Park Genealogical Society (EPGS) on Thursday, March 12 at 1:00 p.m. in the Hondius Room of the Estes Valley Library to explore Irish ancestry with Broomfield genealogist, Diane Barbour. Her program, "Scots-Irish, Who Are They? Identifying Records and Where to Find Them" includes a small history of Northern Ireland from the Plantation in 1610 to the present. She will discuss record groups from the 1600s and 1700s that will help you find your Irish ancestors in all of Ireland. Ireland was always one country until 1922. The records before this date are available for the entire country. A Northern Ireland case study will illuminate some of these little known and sometimes incomplete record groups. Piecing them together can give you a look into your past in Ireland. Diane has been doing genealogy for about 20 years. In June 2012, she gradu-

ated from the National Institute of Genealogical Studies at the University of Toronto to earn her credentials of PLCGS or Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies. She attends Advanced Institutes yearly for updates and continuing education. Diane's first love is teaching and she has taught genealogy locally and nationally. She is a past president of Broomfield Genealogical Society. Currently Diane is Vice President and Education Coordinator of Boulder Genealogical Society, as well as President of Anthem Ranch Genealogy. She has volunteered at the Denver Public Library and National Archives in Broomfield. EPGS meets the second Thursday of every month from January through November in the library, offering a wide variety of programs and workshops. Anyone interested in genealogy and family history research is welcome to attend the meetings. Becoming a member at $20 annually for an individual/couple/family supports bringing quality speakers to Estes Park for engaging presentations.

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In the Bible, among the seven things that Solomon says that God hates, are these four: “haughty eyes; a lying tongue; a false witness who utters lies; one who spreads strife among his brethren”. (Proverbs 6:16-19) No one would question that all these things are present and so very evident during our current presidential campaigns. Perhaps you saw a recent editorial cartoon in the Denver Post in which Mr. Trump is trying to figure out which candidate to ‘take a shot’ at. However, the pool of candidates that he is watching are so busy ‘shooting’ each other or themselves that it is unclear which one he should target. I think that all of us are distressed when we hear the truths, half-truths, and lies that target most of our candidates, making it hard to determine which candidate is the one that God would like to have us choose to lead our great nation. As I look and listen to our pool of candidates I see so many scowls and so much finger pointing and hear the disrespectful and insulting things said about the different candidates that I wonder, where are the ‘smilers’? If you have visited our local Famous Dave’s BBQ restaurant you’ve probably noticed a sign posted in the waiting area that says: “Smile or go home!” The first time I saw it I wondered to whom that message was directed…restaurant staff or customers. I then heard of a man who visited a Dave’s BBQ in Nashville and commented on the kindness and thoughtfulness of the staff and was told: “If my staff members aren’t smiling, I send them home!” Later he met the founder, Dave Anderson, at a writers’ conference, and it was obvious where it originated. So, what difference does it make, especially at election time? A Yale University study shows that only 15% of a person’s success is due to technical skill, intelligence, degrees, and certification, while 85% is due to personal skills—attitude, enthusiasm, tone of voice, honesty, smile, etc. So, as you view the slate of candidates…perhaps somewhat smaller now after ‘Super Tuesday’ I would suppose…which candidate shows those good qualities above versus those who are best known for condemning and maligning other candidates. Solomon described a ‘worthless person’ as one who: “walks with a false mouth, winks with his eyes, signals with his feet, points with his fingers; who with perversity in his heart devises evil continually, who spreads strife.” (Proverbs 6:12-14) But, enough about the politicians, let’s talk about us. There really isn’t much that I can do at this point in our nation’s choice of a candidate, is there? I can review their purposed programs with constructive criticism to help me make an informed judgment and plan how my ballot will be filled out and cast. Or, I can take a ‘don’t confuse me with facts, my mind is made up’ attitude and ‘flip the TV channel when a candidate interrupts the programming and begins a tirade against another candidate or begins to ‘showcase’ his own accomplishments, and end up making a choice that our country may regret later. Which will it be for you…for me? One thing for sure. I need to make sure that those things I am critical of when I hear them from a politician’s mouth, in particular those ‘things which God hates’: “haughty eyes, a lying tongue, witnessing falsely, and the spreading of strife among brethren”, whether in this time of political fervor or at any other time, never are a part of my demeanor. Let’s lead the way in showing a spirit that God…and others around us… loves. Bob Lewis

Estes Park Senior Citizens Center Menu March 9 - March 13 Monday, Mar 9 Chicken Quesadilla w/ soup of the day Tuesday, Mar 10 Beef Pot Roast w/ mashed potatoes, gravy & vegetables Wednesday, Mar 11 Philly Chicken Sandwich (topped w/ mozzarella cheese, green peppers & onions) & Homemade Chips Thursday, Mar 12 BBQ Platter – Pulled Chicken & Pork w/ baked beans & coleslaw Friday, Mar 13 Fish & Homemade Chips w/ clam chowder soup

March 16 - March 20 Monday, Mar 16 Signature Salad w/grilled Chicken (greens topped w/ tomatoes, corn, cheese, craisins, pecans & croutons) & ranch dressing Tuesday, Mar 17 Corned Beef & Cabbage w/ vegetables Wednesday, Mar 18 Shrimp Alfredo w/ Spaghetti, garlic bread & side salad Thursday, Mar 19 Crispy Chicken BLT Sandwich w/ coleslaw Friday, Mar 20 Salmon (4 oz) w/ Rice Pilaf & clam chowder soup All noon meals are $5 for current EP Senior Citizens Center members and are by reservation only. Reservations must be made by 1:00 PM at least one business day in advance. Note, if you want to reserve a meal for Monday, Mar 9th, you need to call before 1:00 PM on Friday, Mar 6th. For reservations call 970-581-2195 (Monday – Friday 9:00 am - 1:30 pm). Pre-paid meal tickets and membership forms are available at the Estes Park Senior Citizens Center at our NEW location 1760 Olympian Lane. Eat at the Senior Citizens Center or take Meals to Go! Regular hours of operation 9:00 am -- 1:30 pm Monday thru Friday. Join or renew membership for 2020 to receive free activities & reduced meals! Check out our website: estesparkseniors.org TriFit, Balance, Mah Jongg, crafts, games, and other activities.


Polar Bear Plunge Fundraiser This Saturday At Trout Haven The 2nd annual Polar Bear Plunge Fundraiser at Trout Haven Resorts will be held starting at 10 a.m. this Saturday March 7th at the Trout Haven Fishing Pond at 810 Moraine Avenue. This year, Trout Haven has partnered with the Estes Park Education Foundation for this event as a means to support students, programs, and staff across the Estes Park School District.. Adults, students and five-person teams will take the plunge in support of the Estes Park Education Foundation. Pledges start at $50 for adults and $25 for students and District Staff (K-12). Teams of five can receive the benefit of 20% discount on their minimum pledge depending on the composition of their team. Individuals and especially teams are encouraged to dress in costumes! Want to make the plunge in support of EPEF but can’t hit the icy water yourself? No problem! You can also support EPEF by sponsoring a plunge (individual, student or team) and someone else will jump for you. Just visit www.epeducationfoundation.org for more information. The new Estes Park Education Founda-

tion is a 501c3 charitable entity working to unify community support for the Park R3 school district by inspiring community investment in exemplary student learning experiences today, to develop our citizens of tomorrow. Proceeds of this fundraiser will be used by the Estes Park Education Foundation to support our pillars (values): Experiential Learning Opportunities, Innovations, Building Community, Support of District Teachers and Staff, Student Support, and Wellness. With your support teachers, students and district staff can apply directly to the Foundation when they need funding in specific support of their ambitions. To register, sponsor or for more information visit www.epeducationfoundation.org. Questions about the event or participating? Email EPEF Board Member Amber Johnson, Fundraising/Polar Plunge chair at amberjohnson. epef@gmail.com Day of event registration is possible but pre-registration is strongly encouraged! We hope to see you come down and join us! Start freezin’ for a reason!

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Are You Curious About Bees?

Do you want to learn more about bees and why we need them? Estes Valley Community Garden, and Estes Valley Community Center’s Adult and Senior Activities are offering a free program on Thursday, March 12, from 12 p.m. at the Estes Valley Community Center, lower level. “My Favorite Pollinators (Bees, and How to Attract Them) ” will be presented by Beth Conrey, Bee Squared Apiaries, Berthoud, CO. Bees, the best pollinators on the planet, are in trouble in the current environment. A beekeeper for over 20 years, Beth will help us understand how we can help our Colorado bees to survive. Bring your questions and be prepared to learn interesting facts about these creatures that are essential to growing

all types of crops. Register for this free program, open to all ages, at 970-586-8291. Calling All Gardeners If you are a gardener or want to be one - without needing to build a fence or haul good soil - the Community Garden still has a few plots open for the 2020 growing season. Go to evcg.org and follow the “Get a Plot” link, where an application form is available that can be emailed directly to us. You too could be renting one of our 4’ x 10’ plots and enjoying a harvest of vegetables, small fruits, or flowers in the coming summer. We emphasize “Community” in our name and welcome a multigenerational crop of gardeners. We would also welcome new members to our Board of Directors. Whether you garden with us, at another location, or not at all, your input and dedication to the Community Garden would be appreciated. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Board President Shane Bristow at evcg@evcg.org. For more information about the Estes Valley Community Garden, visit evcg.org or email the Board at evcg@evcg.org. To learn more about programs and activities at the Estes Valley Community Center, see their website at Colorado.gov/evrpd.

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Newcomers March General Meeting Annual Non-Profit Forum

By: Drew Webb

The March Newcomers General Meeting will be held at Estes Park Brewery, 470 Prospect Village Drive on Thursday, March 19th. We are looking forward to hosting a number of Estes Park nonprofit organizations. This is an annual event that provides opportunities for Newcomers members and these great organizations to become acquainted and provide opportunities for volunteer work in areas of particular interest. The cost is $23 per person and includes a buffet selection of sliders, wings, pizza, finger foods and dessert, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. Drinks and social time, as well as time to visit with the non-profit organizations, will begin at 5 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring cash for purchasing drinks at the bar. Please specify your menu preference when registering. If you have dietary restrictions, email registration@estesparknewcomers.org. If you have other questions about the event, please contact venues@estesparknewcomers.org. Registration is required for this event, and payment cannot be accepted at the door. Deadline to register is Thursday, March 12th.

Knitting Support Group And Healing Arts

Knitting is proven to be meditative and helps to reduce stress. If you know how to knit, or would like to learn how to knit while having a safe space to discuss lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stressors, come join us every Monday at 11 a.m. at the EVCA offices. The support group is open to anyone who is interested. If you have your own yarn, needles, and/or project please bring them, otherwise yarn and needles provided for newbies. We will be making a cowl or scarf. A $10.00 donation is suggested for yarn and needles. Please RSVP to 970-577-9781 as space is limited. Class is taught by Deb Coombs, current Crisis Advocate at Estes Valley Crisis Advocates and former owner of Neota Designs Weaving and Yarn Studio.

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Quaker/Unitarian Meeting Spring into Wellness By: Ravit Dallal Michener LMT Certified Wellness Coach

Massage therapy has been proven to assist with reducing pain levels and imAs Estes Park grows its year round pop- proving circulation and mobility. Is your immune system running on ulation as well as its summer visitors, the empty? Deep relaxation promotes beta healing professions that service this waves in the brain to boost your imclientele grow too. No longer is it mune system and encourage lymphatic enough to just come and hike and exdrainage. plore the outdoors--Estes is quickly becoming known as an affordable, serene Winter got you down? Needing a little getaway in the winter that not only wows de-stressing? Massage, bodywork and you with its breathtaking scenery and spa treatments release serotonin, quiet mountain trails but also offers you dopamine and endorphins that help the opportunity to unwind and renew undo the effects of stress. while visiting. Low winter rental rates Maybe the wind is too much today and make it that much sweeter! you need a fun indoor outing with famTo better serve our community’s grow- ily and friends? We have just what you ing needs, a collective of healing hands need. here in Estes Park has come together to Choose from a wide variety of healing create the Estes Park Wellness Group. modalities, including Ayurvedic mediThis collection of 5 businesses’ main cine, many techniques of massage thermission is to educate locals and visitors apy, acupuncture, B12 shots, as well as on the importance of alternative holistic anti-aging treatments. All of these offercare in the Estes Park community and ings are available year round and are lobeyond. We have joined together as a cally owned and run by skilled experiforce that is passionate about bringing enced therapists who are passionate health, wellness, & beauty treatments to about what they offer. Despite Estes’s the Estes Park community, and educatsmall size, there is a world of holistic ing clients about ways to improve their health treatments to choose from. lives. The growing demand for healing Just as the Dine-Around encourages modalities in our town has expanded locals to try new restaurants, our clinics and so has the variety and scope of what are offering exclusive discounts only for is available for people to utilize as part of locals. Specials are good for the months their lifestyle to stay healthy, happy and of March and April to give you enough vibrant. time to try them all. We look forward to Bodywork can be extremely beneficial hosting you! in aiding you to move better and feel Estes Park Wellness Group includes Elbetter at any age. These modalities can ements of Touch Wellness Spa, Affinity complement your existing medical care Massage & Wellness, Reverie Beauty like physical therapy or joint replaceand Bodywork, Estes Park Acupuncture, ment. and Estes Park Massage. Suffering from acute or chronic pain?

March 11th Quilt Guild Presentation “Let’s Get Organized!" Please join us as guild member, Debi Routh, presents her program, "Let’s Get Organized!” which features ways to make the most of your quilting space. Debi will demonstrate products that will help you get started along the path to a more efficient and productive space, and explain how repurposing, placement, and folding techniques can make your quilting life easier! Remember, when you

invest a little time on organizing, you gain more time to sew! The Guild meets on the second Wednesday of the month at The Good Samaritan Center at 1910 Ptarmigan Trail. We have social time at 6:30, the business meeting begins at 6:45 and the program starts about 7:25. (There is a $10 visitors fee) We hope you will join us!

At the next Quaker/Unitarian Meeting, John and Kathy Long will discuss their recent visit to four cities along the Civil Rights Trail: Topeka, KS; Memphis, TN; Montgomery and Birmingham, AL. Join us for a refresher on the struggle to overcome racism and move to forgiveness and mutual understanding. The Quaker/ Unitarian group meets

each Sunday morning at the US Bank meeting room ( 363 East Elkhorn Ave.). Quaker silence is from 10-10:30. Social time is from 10:30-11. Presentation and discussion is from 11-noon. This meeting is open to all. Please join us. If questions, please call Randy Maharry at 515-229-8299.

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Roots On The Ridge’ Festival Early Bird Ticket Offer Ends Monday, May 9th

“Roots on the Ridge™,” the new daylong music and arts festival set for Saturday, May 16th at the Estes Park Events Complex, is approaching a sell-out of its early-bird tickets. General admission ticket prices will increase from $60 to $70 on Monday, May 9th. Youth tickets (10 and under) will remain at $35, while VIP tickets will remain priced at $149. There remain a limited number of General Admission tickets still available at The Ridgeline Hotel and Trendz for $60. At these retail outlets, Estes Park residents can also save on the on-line service charges. The inaugural Roots on the Ridge festi-

val is headlined by the legendary, Wynonna Judd who is bringing her band, The Big Noise. The line-up also includes Nashville’s alt-country singer/songwriter Ruston Kelly and Wyoming’s own, Chancey Williams and his “Younger Brothers Band.” The daylong festival also includes Front Range favorites, The Drunken Hearts and Estes Park’s own, Chain Station. Doors open at 11 a.m. with a full day of music and entertainment. The festival will also feature local artisans and interactive exhibits that showcase the talent and creativity of the Estes Park community. In addition, Roots on the Ridge has

partnered with local not-for-profit, the Estes Arts District, and a portion of ticket sales will be donated to help support their mission of cultivating the arts for the betterment of the Estes Park community. For more information and to purchase tickets, log-on to www.rootsontheridge.com. About Roots on the Ridge-Roots on the Ridge will feature Americana music – primarily country, bluegrass and folk – from a lineup of national and regional recording artists. Additionally, the festival will integrate regional arts and crafts to create an authentic and unique experience for attendees.

Sharing The Love By Donating Handmade Baby Quilts The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints Young Woman’s group recently donated handmade newborn baby quilts to EVICS who will give them away to families in our community. From left to right Christy Florence, Gaby Acedo, Sasha Bastian, Brooklyn Florence, Nancy Almond and Rachelle Ruiz. Not pictured, Cielo Acedo and Sam Workman.

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Organizations Launch Duck Adoption Sales Campaigns Online adoptions will incur a $2 handling fee per adoption. This year’s target The sales campaign for Duck Adopis to raise $135,000 for the 67 participattions for the 2020 Estes Park Duck Race ing organizations, Thompson said. Festival is officially underway. Following Organizations will begin turning in a Feb. 27 meeting of representatives of completed adoption forms at Duck Cen67 participating organizations, sales betral (race headquarters) on Friday, gan Feb. 28 in person and online at March 27. The complete schedule of www.epduckrace.org. Duck Central hours can be found on: Sharing of sales tips, adoptions forms epduckrace.org/contact. and encouragement headlined the Feb. The Estes Park Duck Race Festival be27 meeting, presided over by Big Duck gins at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 2, with a ’20 Karen Thompson. The session also Duck Waddle 5K sponsored by the Estes featured Lee Lasson’s instructions on on- Park Running Club. Sales and activities line sales, including use of a mobile dekick off in George Hix Memorial Rivervice’s camera to automatically enter side Plaza at 10 a.m. and run until noon. credit card numbers and expiration dates Ducks drop at 1 p.m. at Nicky’s, and fesfor Race Day sales. Duck Central Flock tivities continue until 4 p.m. near the Leader Sandy Lasson explained guidefinish line. The full schedule is available lines for turning in Adoption Forms. at www.epduckrace.org/schedule. Lucky made a spirited appearance to reQuestions? Email Duckmind the participating organizations Central@ that the big yellow duck mascot is availEPDuckRace.org or call able for club and event appearances. 970-480-5002. The cost to adopt a duck remains $20. By: Rita DuChateau

Rotarian Gregg Jurgens reminded everyone that his business, Quality Inn, will have extra Adoption Forms available 24/7.

Sporting her duckie leggings, Sandy Lasson radiates duck dedication.

Everyone got into the spirit of flapping and quacking for raising over $128,000 in 2019.

Lucky, the Rotary Duck Race Festival mascot, and Big Duck '20 Karen Thompson welcomed Lee Lasson, the race's tech guru, are excited about the representatives of the 67 participating organi2020 event. zations to Distribution Night on Feb. 27.

EPHS Students Selected For Colorado All State Choir 2020 Two Estes Park high School students were selected to perform in the prestigious Colorado All State Choir this year. EPHS seniors Galileo Dumont, bass, and Noel Villanueva, tenor, auditioned along with 2,000 Colorado high school students and were selected to sing in the state’s top vocal ensembles. Dumont was selected to sing in the Tenor/Bass Choir, numbering 250 vocalists, under the direction of Dr. Jani Jensen from Texas Women’s University. Villanueva was selected to perform in the 350-voice Mixed Choir under the direction of Dr. Julie Yu-Oppenheim from Kansas State University. Both students spent three days, February 21-23, rehearsing at Embassy Suites in Denver and performed Saturday afternoon in the Temple Buell Theatre. Dumont and Villanueva are members of EPHS Concert Choir under the direc-

tion of Dr. Alan Denney. Both students also prepared for their audition with the assistance of Dr. Elmer Schock and Professor June Schock of Estes Park.

Noel Villanueva

Galileo Dumont

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You Are My Sunshine “I wonder what memories of yours will persist as you go on in life. My hunch is that the most important will have to do with feelings of loving and being loved friends, family, teachers, shopkeepers whoever’s been close to you. As you continue to grow, you’ll find many ways of expressing your love, and you’ll discover more and more ways in which others express their love for you.” Fred Rogers Our neighborhood suits us perfectly. It’s the people in my neighborhood that make this place my sanctuary, and today I’m going to share my delight in my next-door neighbors. My address might read “Estes Park,” but there are afternoons when I’m watching Drake and his little brother Cade as they play football, build forts and chase their dog and I’m wondering if maybe I didn’t move to Mayberry RFD. As I was standing in my kitchen and unpacking during our move a year and a half ago, I could hear those two boys laughing and calling to each other as

they played catch with their Dad, Justin. Cade was almost three, and Drake was nine. I walked out to my car to unload the last of the boxes and Cade came running over, as fast as his almost three year old legs could carry him. The ensuing conversation went something like this: “ Hi!” “Mmm Tade! Translation - “ Hi! I’m Cade!” “ Disis Dakee” Translation“This is Drake” I was smiling with my whole face and trying desperately not to laugh out of pure joy. He was just so exuberant and downright adorable. Drake was grinning that proud big brother grin as he patiently translated for Cade. “Hi guys!” I said. “ My name is Maggie. It is really nice to meet you!” “Why did ja move innoo dis house?” “Why did I move into this house?” I asked. “Yes” said Cade “Why, So that I could live next door to you!” I answered with a grin.

Learning Together - Growing Together Over the past four without a yearyears, I’ve had the round community. opportunity to As elected repremeet many people sentatives, we’re throughout the tasked with doing Estes Valley. Most what is in the best of my encounters interest of the fuhave been enjoyture of Estes Park. able, even if an inIt’s a pretty simple dividual and I disPatrick Martchink & Family job in theory but agree on a very difficult in particular topic. Many have shared their practice. Each individual's background views with me. Although we might dison the Town Board plays an important agree on a critical element, through our part in how they come to their concludiscussion we realize we agree on far sions and decisions for what’s in the best more and we both learn from our time interest of Estes Park. Few have been together. Those conversations are valuable to consistently demonstrate a willable to me as a representative.They help ingness to put the position before thembroaden my perspective and better unselves, but that is what I have done and derstand the people I was elected to rep- exactly what I plan to continue to do for resent. this community. Over the same four years, I’ve had sevIn short, if you’re only interested in eral conversations with people that were voting for someone that you believe will far less enjoyable but equally as memoprotect your view corridor, your specific rable. Those that like to resort to name issue, your business, your property calling, passing judgement on others, value, or your best interest, then please and belittling those that don’t agree with don’t vote for me. their stance on a particular issue. Those If you believe that our community is that can be found on the opposite side of made up of families, children, workers, the spectrum of selflessness and are not retirees, and volunteers who all play an afraid to hide it. integral part in our way of life, vote for I’ve always been amazed at a person's me. If you agree that we are facing audacity when attempting to convince a childcare and housing problems that representative that what’s in the best inneed to be addressed to ensure our terest of Estes Park just happens to con- community, economy and Town are susveniently be in their best interest as well, tainable for future generations to come, especially financially. An example from vote for me. If you understand and acan owner of several vacation rentals: cept the fact that sometimes what is in “You should eliminate the vacation the best interest of the future of Estes rental cap, just think about all the money Park may not always be in your own the Town would make!” No, I shouldn’t. best interest, then I would appreciate Short-term financial benefits to the your vote on April 7th. Town are significantly outweighed by For Family - For Future, long-term impacts to our community. Patrick Martchink We cannot have a year-round economy

Cade didn’t even question my response. He just shrugged his shoulders as he nodded his head to the side, as if to say “Of course” and then he left to run back into the yard and continue playing with his brother. The very next day, I came home after walking my dogs. As I strolled up the driveway, Cade came running from across his yard. “MAGGIE!” “MAAAAAGGGGGIIIEEEE!” “Yes love?” “I need to come give you a hug!” His mom, Amy, smiled as she ran to catch up with his boundless energy. I walked over to the edge of the yard to be the welcome recipient of a great big toddler sized bear hug. With that, Cade ran back to his trucks and digging toys. And this was how it all began…. To this day, anytime Cade is playing outside, (and weather permitting he is always playing outside). I know I’ll get a warm welcome and a big hug as I walk up the driveway. Every. Single. Time One day this past summer, I had just pulled into the garage when I heard Justin calling out “Cade! Come back to the house!” and Cade calling back excitedly. “I tan’t! I LOVE HER!!” as he rounded the corner to my garage and then wrapped his little arms around me in a huge bear cub hug. I swear to you, that memory is permanently etched in my heart. Drake will come out to visit, and often offer to help unload the car when I return from grocery shopping. He has even run out in the rain to help us unload furniture from the truck. Now at the ripe old age of ten! He’ll share tidbits of his day; school, sports, projects and ‘stuff ’. Within a few weeks of moving, we had our first snow of the season. I was just returning from dropping my husband off at DIA as the snow was accumulating. As I made my approach, I realized that there was someone in my driveway. It was the boys’ Dad, Justin, using a snowblower to clear my driveway. What a wonderful welcome after a 3 hour round trip drive in blustery conditions! As we have settled into our new home, some of my favorite memories already consist of afternoons when Cade and Drake have joined me for baking cookies and watching movies. Cade has claimed my blue Quota Club apron as his own for our baking projects because when we fold it in half and wrap the tie twice around his waist it “ Fits just right.” With my husband’s help, we now have a craft box at the ready for making projects, drawing pictures and creating with playdough. Cade also knows where the toy closet is located ( yes, I still have the childhood toys of my now adult children) and we have spent many happy hours playing with Power Rangers and Thomas the Tank Engine. Drake is quite the artist, and has been drawing cartoons and Broncos’ logos. His patience and watchful eye over his little brother is

heartwarming and lovely to witness. When one of our little dogs passed away after a long battle with cancer last October, we came home and there was soon a knock on our door. It was Amy, carrying a gift bag. She knew our hearts were hurting and after a quick hug she made her way across the yard as I opened the gift. Inside was a sweet card signed by all four of them (Cade’s signature was like tiny paw prints), a little light up angel and a bag of snack sized Snickers bars. She later told me that Cade said he knew that the Snickers would make me feel better. He was right. The next day, Drake approached me when I was walking home. He was looking down at our other little pups and then said “I’m so sorry about Madam. She was such a good dog.” Amazing. He’s only 10, but he knew just the right words. Talking to someone who’s mourning a loss can be difficult for many adults, but this young guy didn’t hesitate to not only address the issue, but to express himself in such a kind way. His parents have taught him well, and he takes the lessons to heart. This past December, my husband was yet again away on business when an unexpected snowstorm came in overnight. I woke up to the sounds of a shovel in the driveway and went to look out the window. There was Drake, methodically and quite effectively shoveling my driveway. I walked outside to thank him, and he told me that he was bored and decided to “just shovel for a while.” My driveway is long and ‘L’ shaped and that kid got every inch cleared! He was beaming with pride as I praised his kindness and great job, and with his mother’s permission, he accepted a small payment from me for his hard work. These two wonderful boys are so cherished by their parents and extended family. I have been invited to birthday parties and attended a few of Drake’s sporting events. The support is evident and flows from their grandparents, aunts and uncles. But they’re not spoiled. Responsibility is taught and expected, yet the love is clearly unconditional. Now it feels as though these two boys and their parents have always been a part of my life. A few months ago, after we were sharing a laugh over the boys most recent antics, Amy said something to me a that still makes me smile. “You are their second ‘Neighborhood Gramma.’ ” You know what I heard when she said this? I heard “You are loved.” And I love this precious family. I count my blessings everyday to be their neighbor. Maggie Cotreau is an executive / life coach and facilitates leadership development workshops for VDG Global. She is also a licensed Celebrant for weddings and funerals in Estes Park. She has been a private volunteer hospice worker and sits on the board of Estes Park Quota Club. Her email address is maggie.cotreau@gmail.com

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Highway 36 Detour Presents Opportunity In Allenspark Congratulations to Tre Swanlund, the Estes Park High School Student of the Week for March 6, 2019. At EPHS, Tre is a member of the soccer and baseball teams. He has earned seven varsity letters and one academic letter and won two academic All-State First Team Awards. When not at school he likes to play ping-pong, frisbee and golf and he enjoys watching and playing all sports. He likes getting out and being active and tries to have fun with everything he does and said, “Smiling is my favorite!” Tre’s favorite quote is: “Love is everything. And everything is love” He likes this quote and said, “I think that loving others and yourself makes life way better and more enjoyable. I think having love makes you and others around you happier.” After he graduates high school, he plans to go to college and study sports management.

Tre Swanlund 12th Grade

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

As Estes Park and Lyons commuters struggle during the month of March with closures on Highway 36, there is a ray of sunshine on the Highway 7 alternate route. It’s The Old Gallery in Allenspark, a center for community, the arts and visitors. “Many aren’t familiar with The Old Gallery and other businesses in Allenspark,” said The Old Gallery Events and Operations Manager Peggy Mauerman, a longtime resident of Allenspark. “It’s definitely worth a stop!” The Old Gallery is home to more than 20 regional artists who show and sell their work, including, Kathy Banich, Patty Dwyer, Vicki Dyas, Jay Grooters, Lyn E. Ferguson, Connie Garcia, Terry Kasprazak, Weldon Lee, Cheryl Pennington, Jim Upchurch, Dawn Wilson and Sally Van Der Kamp. Located at 14863 Highway 7 at the entrance to Allenspark, The Old Gallery is 20 minutes south of Estes Park and 20 minutes from Lyons. It offers one of the few public restrooms on Highway 7. Visitors are always welcome to come in and

enjoy a cup of coffee, purchase snacks and view the diverse artwork. The Old Gallery provides art, education, entertainment and social services to area residents and visitors, including the Community Cupboard Food Bank, Community Closet, yoga and tai chi classes and Walk With Ease. “The Old Gallery really captures the spirit of this mountain community. It’s a place for regional artists to display and sell their work and teach classes,” said Mauerman. “It’s also where we present concerts, our Rocky Mountain 101 Speaker Series and other events. Locals and visitors alike are welcome to participate. There’s something for everyone!” The Old Gallery is open from 10 a.m. 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday during the winter. “If the “Open” flags are out, come on in,” Mauerman added. There are two restaurants also open in Allenspark: Meadow Mountain Café and The Rock Tavern & Pizzeria. There’s also a post office, which seldom has lines.

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Lucky is about two years old and he wants nothing more than to be loved. He is sweet, but he is afraid to trust people. He does pretty well with the dogs at the kennel and he is good at his foster home. He enjoys walks and is a loving little guy. Lucky is a border collie mix and he is house trained. Since Lucky hasn’t been tested yet with kitties, we think a quiet home, likely without other pets would be best for him at this time. People can call for an appt to meet him at 970-286-1652. All pets are offered through the Pet Association of Estes Park, a non-profit organization that is your local humane society. You can make a tax-deductible donation to the Pet Association by sending your check to P.O. Box 4342, Estes Park, CO 80517. For more information, please call 970-286-1652.

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I am sitting here in my room watching TV and all of the panic caused by the coronavirus. It makes me realize how much the world is connected. Because we are so globalize by travel, trade and communication we are all affected in some manner. Case in point is the stock market. But another example that hits home, even for one who is not invested in the market, I hope to return home to Estes March 15. I am not overly concerned but to err on the side of caution, I decided to buy a face mask to wear on the plane. All of the drug stores and other merchant stores are out of stock for the masks. People on eBay have them listed at $60and up…masks that normally sell for $10-14. I think we should all just take normal sanitary precautions and go on with our everyday lives. I will be sure to wash my hands often, I probably will not seek large crowds of people, if I have had to touch things, like grocery carts, I will not touch my eyes, mouth or nose until my hands are clean. Being here in Houston around the great grandbabies, I have been doing all of that anyway. In spite of my injury, there has been such joy in my life being able to be with so many of my family. And as I wrote in my last column, Kristin is a fabulous cook. (She must’ve taken after her grandmother, me). She fixed a creamed spinach dish the other night that was to “die for.”

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100 Years: A Celebration Of Women’s History Throughout early history, women were not considered fully qualified citizens. Under a policy of “coverture,” the head of household was responsible for the actions of not only his children, but also his wife. A boy belonged to his father until he became independent. A girl belonged to her father until she got married. He was responsible to house, clothe, feed, and educate her. Employment opportunities were severely limited. Because a woman could not control her own property, including her own wages, she had no use for a bank account. Educationally, she was not taught to read complex documents, write, speak publicly, or calculate. During the wedding ceremony, the father “gave” his daughter, and all her worldly possessions, to the new husband, “to have and to hold.” As time progressed, some communities relaxed the rules concerning property ownership and bank accounts for widows and divorcees, who did not have a man to guide them. In 1776, Abigail Adams attempted to influence her husband, John, to “Remember the Ladies” and cautioned him that, if ignored, it would lead to rebellion. Despite this, the new country of the United States recognized only white, male property owners as citizens. While women could not vote, they were active. Lucretia Mott and her husband, James, along with Elizabeth Cady Stanton were sent as delegates to the World Anti-Slavery Convention in 1840. When they arrived in London, the Convention refused to seat Lucretia and Elizabeth, believing it unseemly for women to participate. That began the suffrage movement in the United States. Prior to the Civil War, states had absolute sovereignty over voting rights and it was different for each one. The 14th amendment (1868) changed that by stating, “All persons born in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof are citizens of the United States.”

and making it illegal to disenfranchise any citizen. This was the basis of the New Departure Strategy, used by Susan B. Anthony in the 1872 election. “Who can doubt the right to vote is foremost among the privileges and immunities of the right to citizenship? I am a person. Therefore I am a citizen.” She won the argument – she voted – and 13 days later was arrested for doing so. The federal circuit court eventually ruled against her, by directed verdict (not permitted today) citing that children are also citizens, but do not get to vote. It must be said here that not all American women wanted to vote. Many believed it would simply add more responsibility to an already overworked day and they were happy to let their husbands (fathers, brothers) make those decisions for them. Politics was considered a rough and tumble world full of smokefilled rooms and men drinking alcohol. Perhaps that is why the Women’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) joined the fray, championing the plea for suffrage. Women today have the right to vote, hold office, own property, and be treated as equals in education and divorce proceedings. However, half the states still impose a variety of voting restrictions, often resulting in voter suppression. Equal employment opportunity and equal pay for equal work still have challenges to meet. And the arguments over a woman’s right to control her own body has, in some states, lost previous stature in recent years. Equality is difficult to legislate and harder to enforce. Despite the fact that we, as a nation, have not yet attained perfection in this field, women are no longer legally considered a possession. We, as women, have earned the right to step down from our pedestal and participate as partners, who, to paraphrase John Adams, “dare to read, think, speak, and write.” That is something to celebrate!

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Repertoire Theatre Company Presents: “The Savannah Sipping Society” The Estes Park Repertoire Theatre Company will present its last play, “The Savannah Sipping Society” by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, at American Legion Post 119 on March 6, 7, 8 and March 14, 15. The play is the story of four women with seemingly nothing in common, who are drawn together by fate. At the first of many happy hours, they decide it’s high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life that they have lost over the years. Randa, an uptight perfectionist and workaholic, is struggling to cope with a surprise career derailment. Dot, still reeling from her husband’s recent demise, faces the unsettling prospect of starting a new life from scratch. Earthy and boisterous Marlafaye, a good ole Texas gal, has roared into Savannah in the wake of losing her tom-catting husband to a much younger woman. Finally, Jinx, a spunky ball of fire, offers her services as a much needed life coach for these women. Their attempts at restarting their lives lead to a few mishaps and some hilarious situations, as well as warm and supportive friendships. The four characters are played by Cassie Weber as Randa, Christann Higley as Dot, CJ Jensen as Marlafaye and Elizabeth Potter as Jinx. Nancy Thomas plays the supporting role of Randa’s grandmother. Rik Forschmiedt is the stage manager and Mike Bonk handles the lights and sound.

Thursday Night Dine Around

Mark your calendars to 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! Participating restaurants are: Grubsteak, EP Brewery, El Mex Kal, Pepper’s, Smokin’ Dave’s, Sweet Basilico, You Need Pie, La Cabana, Pho Thai, Big Horn, Cinnamon’s, Cousin Pat’s, Himalayan Curry & Kebob, Wild Rose, Lonigan’s, La Cocina de Mama, Rocky Mountain Deli, Burgers & Gyros on Moraine, Way Finder, Nicky’s, Rock Cut, Dairy Queen, Waterfront Grille at EP Resort and Latitude 105 @ The Ridgeline. Please contact val@youneedpie.com or Val at 970-577-7437 with questions. Watch The Dine Around page on Facebook for menus!

Curtain time is 7:00 p.m. on March 6, 7, 8 and 14 and 2:30 p.m. on March 15 at American Legion Post 119, 850 North St. Vrain Avenue in Estes Park. Tickets are $15.00 each and are available in advance at Macdonald Book Shop, 152 East Elkhorn Avenue or at the door. Cash or check only, please. Come join these fun ladies on a veranda in Savannah for happy hour. The laughs and the liquor will flow!

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How To Be A Super Donor For The Elizabeth Guild The Guild Board is extremely grateful for the incredible community support. Your generosity over the years has helped us contribute more than $4 million to Estes Park Health. But, did you know that The Guild/Lizzie’s Boutique thrift store, located at 427 W. Elkhorn Avenue, cannot accept certain items? When these items are donated, it costs money to dispose of them and that reduces the dollars we can donate to the hospital. Here are some things we cannot accept: Recalled or dangerous items. We want to keep our volunteers, staff and customers safe. We do not accept items that have been recalled or do not meet the latest safety standards of the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Due to safety regulations we don’t accept used baby car seats, walkers or bike helmets among other restricted items. We also do not accept firearms, fireworks, hazardous chemicals or lead-acid batteries. Broken, damaged or dirty items. Please check clothing and household linens for stains, dirt and holes, tears and animal fur. For health reasons, we do not accept mattresses. Also, be sure that electronics

and appliances are in working order. Our volunteers donate hundreds of hours of their time sorting and pricing items to go to the floor. Volunteers simply do not have the time, space or facilities to clean, mend or fix broken items. TVs, Computers, Printers. These items rarely work correctly or are out of date. The cost of disposing of them decreases our donations to the hospital. Large appliances and furniture. We have a limited amount of floor space so we are unable to take large appliances and furniture. We do accept small appliances such as blenders, slow cookers, electric skillets, etc. and small furniture in good condition. Please contact Habitat ReStore or consider using options such as the want ads or Craigslist for larger appliances and furniture. Regular donation hours are TuesdaySaturday, 10:00-3:00. If you have any questions regarding your donations and to confirm that we are accepting donations, please call ahead (970-586-7205). We want you to have a positive experience and help Estes Park Health continue to provide outstanding health care. Thank you for your support!

Peak To Peak Concert Series #5 Estes Student Recital March 14th performing include Dawn Nguyen, Lexi Richardson, and Laurel Williamson. Annaka Hogelin’s students playing are Alice Craig (clarinet), Carolyn Cromer (clarinet), Conner Florence (saxophone), Isabella Ford (clarinet), and Stephen Trainer (clarinet). Robert Howard’s flute student Alison Raymond, Becky Hunget’s oboe student Samantha The Peak to Peak Concert Series, now Workman, Dr. Margaret Patterson’s piin its seventh year, seeks to spotlight muano student Amy Schwartz, and June sicians living in the Estes Valley. The Schock’s voice student Gwen Harrison next concert of this season will spotlight will perform. Denise Stookesberry’s students of music teachers in Estes. This voice students singing are Molly Larson, popular concert will showcase students Ruth Mutschler, Grace Thamert, Deboof many ability levels from beginner rah Webb, and Samantha Workman and through advanced and all age groups Melinda Workman’s students performwill be represented. The concert will be ing include Elaina Hodges (piano), Lilyheld on Saturday, March 14th at 3 p.m. at Ann Smith (flute), Natalie Workman Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran (piano), and Samantha Workman (piChurch, 2000 Ptarmigan Trail Drive. ano). The hour long concert will have twenty The Peak to Peak Concerts are always performers representing nine teachers in free and a reception will be held after to Estes. Dr. Richard Billingham’s student, greet and meet the performers. Come Dr. Katherine Bowers will play the orout and support these fine musicians! gan. Katharine Dumont’s guitar students

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Life Is Interesting, Isn’t It? One needs to experience the bad times in order to appreciate the good times. My mom used to explain this to my inquisitive self as I grew. When I got older, I appreciated the advice but not the experience. Why couldn’t life always be enjoyable? Would it be boring; would we cease learning lessons about ourselves and others; or would having a carefree, problem-free, worry-free existence be too close to what we are supposed to experience in the afterlife? That’s it, I bet!! If we were too comfortable in this life, there would be no need to behave well, attempt goodness and seek perfection in order to find favoritism in the next life. After all, this existence is actions and consequences. Whatever you do, there are consequences for your behavior, good or bad. If you work too long and hard at your job, the spouse and kids suffer. If you spend gobs of time with the family, your career could suffer. Life is give and take. Many career-oriented moms suffer guilt for not having more time with the kids. Workaholic dads put strain on their marriage and relations with the offspring. Those of us in the last quarter of our earthly existence have come to realize that the same life pattern exists for all we humans. By that I mean, stuff happens to each of us, I guess to test us or encourage us to be better people. It does not matter whether you are wealthy, poor, ugly, beautiful, black or white or any of the other colors. We all seem to go through this life experiencing problems. It is said that God does not heap more problems on us than we can handle, but sometimes I question that. My wife and I have a female friend who has had the most horrendous life full of problems, yet she maintains a delightful personality around us. She has a great sense of humor, but boy has stuff happened to her. She is not overly religious but strives to seek happiness in her life. Is she here to give us an example of how to handle adversity, or is she just trying to survive? Did you ever notice that life is never all perfect? If you and the spouse are close, the kids are a pain in the neck. If the

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Dr. Gary Richardson New Pastor At Estes Park Baptist Church Estes Park Baptist Church is excited to welcome Dr. Gary Richardson as pastor to our church. Gary has pastored three wonderful churches – one in New Orleans, and two in Mississippi. He has served many years on the MS Baptist Convention Board, including two as Chairman. Gary and his wife Janet met at Mississippi College and have been married 48 years. They have three children. Their two daughters live in Mississippi and are both nurses and their son John pastors the Trailhead Church in Wellington, Colorado. Gary and Janet have been in Estes less than a month and are in awe of the beautiful scenery. They have enjoyed meeting the kind and friendly people here and are looking forward to meeting more in the community. Gary enjoys all sports, both college and professional football and is looking forward to hiking and golfing again this

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Artists Encouraged To Apply For Space At Monday Artisans Market The Monday Artisans Market invites all artisans to submit art for consideration for the 2020 season of the Monday Artisans Market at Riverside Plaza, downtown Estes Park, Colorado. Join our outdoor weekly Artisans Market at the beautiful George Hix Riverside Plaza in downtown Estes Park. The market encompasses a carefully curated, handmade-only market place. The 2020 season opens on the first Monday in June and continues every Monday until the last Monday in August. The Monday Artisans Market offers artisans an affordable, open-air marketplace to build a local following, network with a community of artisans, and benefit from group marketing and publicity. You may sign up for each week through-

out the summer, or you may choose to participate as a drop-in vendor, filling in your schedule between shows and fairs. We offer two types/sizes of vending space this year: 10 x 10 tent space and 10 x 5 space. All quality artists and crafters are encouraged to apply. Early Bird by March 15, 2020, for a 5% discount off event fee. Application Deadline: April 15, 2020 Contact Mary & Frank Crone at FrankCrone@aol.com for any questions regarding the process and application. We look forward to a creative, fun and vibrant summer at the plaza. Mary & Franklin Crone The Monday Artisans Market. Buy Local. Buy Art.

LLEV Preschool Announces Winners Of 9th Annual “Soup-er Bowl” Cook Off Lifelong Learning of Estes Valley Preschool is happy to announce the winners of our 9th Annual Souper Bowl Cook-Off held Sunday Feb. 23rd. The firefighters of

(EP School Dist. R-3), and by local restaurant chefs from: Bird & Jim Restaurant, SEASONED – An American Bistro, Big Horn Restaurant, The Dun-

Estes Valley Fire Protection District won the Soup Ladle Award for best soup cooked in the Local Celebrity-Individual category. Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ & Brew won the Best Restaurant Soup plaque for best soup cooked in the Local Restaurant Chef category. LLEV Preschool thanks all the chefs for supporting our fundraiser and making it a fun day. Other delicious soups were served by local celebrities: Lunch Ladies

raven Inn, and The Rock Inn. Thank You to the PCCR Congregation, the families in our preschool, and all others for supporting the fundraising event, and a special Thank you to the Estes Park News for all their help and support. Thanks to the LLEV Preschool Board of Directors for all the work in planning and working the event. The event raised over $2,400 for the Tuition Assistance Program at LLEV Preschool.

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Nonprofit Agency Updates Report The Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center recently hosted over 25 nonprofit organizations at Agency Updates. The group shared accomplishments and big goals for 2020. Let’s take some of their news by sector, if you will. Education. The Estes Park Learning Place has administered 45 GED tests since the start of 2019. They share an office in Bella Fortuna with Partners Mentoring Youth, who, on top of a record number of youth/mentor partnerships this year, have even more youth waiting for a mentor (specifically bilingual mentors). Speaking of mentoring, Teresa Mueller of Mueller, Pye, and Associates is mentoring a CPA in her office to specialize in nonprofit accounting. Health. The Estes Park Health Foundation set up 11 new planned gifts in 2019 and is looking toward their new Urgent Care Center opening in May. The Estes Valley Crisis Advocates provided over 1100 nights in their safe house in 2019. They are growing services by offering a new support group to the LGBTQ community this year. The Harmony Foundation was busy last year! They opened a new recovery center in Loveland, achieved their BBB Accreditation, and opened an intensive outpatient drug and alcohol recovery program in Estes Park. Town and Government. The Town Philanthropy Committee saw a huge increase in employee contributions to local nonprofits and employees took advan-

tage of 235 paid volunteer hours. The Junior Election program continues to host candidate forums for Town and District elections with area youth (they ask great questions!) ; this program is a collaboration between the Rec District, League of Women Voters (LWV), and Youth in Action. Speaking of LWV, the local recycling committee worked with Larimer County, the Town of Estes Park, and Clear Intentions to arrange for a large glass recycling container to reside at the Residential Recycling Center. Land and Recreation. The Estes Valley Land Trust achieved their BBB Charity Accreditation, also secured 11 planned gifts last year, and is currently looking for the community to weigh in on an Open Space Plan. This plan will determine what of the 20,000 acres of undeveloped land in Estes becomes their focus to save, preserve, or provide access to or through. The Rocky Mountain

Intro To Board Service Training Let’s do the math. There are roughly 70 nonprofits in or serving this community. Let’s say 60 are actually based here in Estes. A nonprofit board is generally five-twelve people. Let’s say ten people on a board. But, there is so much overlap in this community—people serving on various boards. Let’s say eight people on a board. Let’s say five of those people are new to boards and never got trained in on what it means to “Make a Motion to Approve.. ”. And when do you do that? Ugh…Do you have to fundraise? And what are your responsibilities if you are chosen/raise your hand/or are forced to be Secretary? So, by this rough math, we have roughly 300 volunteers that may not have ever been formally introduced to Board Service. Are you one of them? Or are you interested in serving on a board but are not quite sure what is expected? Boards govern nonprofits. They are the boss of the Executive Director. It is a position of responsibility. The Nonprofit Resource Center is hosting Spark the Change, a Denver agency

whose vision is to create stronger, more resilient, equitable, and connected communities. To achieve this, they help create change-makers and movements for good. Nonprofit board members in Estes definitely create a more resilient community! Intro to Board Training is the first in a threepart series developed for Northern Colorado to develop qualified volunteer board members across the county. United Way of Larimer County sees value in creating highly qualified boards and sponsors this three-part series. Advanced registration is required at epnonprofit.org. This training is on March 11, 5:30-7 p.m. at YMCA of the Rockies. Please tell your friends who are board members or considering serving on a board. Nonprofit Staff, please share with your board. Or, be grateful that the Nonprofit Resource Center is training volunteer board members and buy a Duck! All Duck Money will go to cover the expense of local Estes Volunteer Board Trainings. Thanks!

Conservancy worked with over 400 volunteers last year to upgrade and maintain miles of trails in the Park. They have a new Marketing staff member, new membership structure, and are working on fun outreach programs like a film

screening with the Mountain Club at the Historic Theatre. Arts. The Old Gallery in Allenspark has moved from an all volunteer run organization to one with paid staff. Woot! The Estes Art Center is getting ready for another year of the Plein Air art event this summer (when you can watch artists work throughout town). The Center is acting as the host site for a group of citizens that will fundraise and commission a monument to recognize women who have played a significant role in the history of Estes Park. Estes Park Women’s Club is also celebrating the Centennial Celebration of women’s suffrage with a Women’s Conference, featuring Kyle Dyer, Denver News anchor, on May 16. The Fine Arts Guild of the Rockies just invested in a new sound board and truss system for performances. They bring the CO Shakespeare Company to the schools for a bullying prevention program for 3rd-8th grades. Youth and Family Services. EVICS is gearing up for the Be Ready Fair April 4th, a Larimer County initiative that orients young families to services in town and Kindergarten readiness. Last year,

they received their BBB Charity Accreditation, awarded a record $60k in childhood scholarships and opened a diaper bank for new parents. (Psst- sometimes they have hand-made empanadas for their Thursday Family Nights.) The Kiwanis Club continues to work with high school students through the Key Club and will host a regional Key Leadership camp at the YMCA later this summer, hosting and teaching leadership to youth throughout Larimer County Key Clubs. Social Services. Crossroads Ministry served 178,000 lbs of food last year. They have formed a partnership of social service organizations to create bigger and better collective impact in our town on issues such as food, housing, and bridging services for people in crisis. They are moving into a new building in 2020 that will allow them to host other nonprofit organizations. The Estes Park Senior Center currently has 54 members and recently purchased their own building near Olympus Lodge. Anyone is welcome to join them for fitness classes and lunches together. Recreation + Wellness. The Estes Park Running Club was listed by Forbes as one of most scenic marathons in the nation. They are in their 17th year producing events and hosting weekly fun runs. They recently partnered with Loveland Health to host an elite trail racer who discussed mental health issues and sports. The Estes Valley Community Garden will continue to upgrade the garden by replacing some of the wooden framed plots. They are a Bright Spot award winner and have a few open plots for new gardeners to start tilling in April. Some of the organizations present also participate in the Estes Valley Legacy collaborative. This group cultivated 71 planned gifts in 2019 to local nonprofits. The long-term investment represented by those planned gifts is roughly $2.8M. This is a whole lotta good news! And it doesn’t even represent ALL the nonprofits in town. Thank you to all the volunteers, board members, donors, and staff out there that help make all of this possible. Based on reports year-to-date, 2020 is looking to be remarkable.

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$10 per student. Please pre-register at evrpd.com Creative Corner – Limit 16 Students. Pre-register to reserve your child’s spot! The Great Courses® Lecture Series Wednesdays, after school; (All school ages and grades welcome) Albert Einstein; Physicist, Philosopher and Humanitarian $5 per artist; Pre-registration required. Visit evrpd.com or call 970-586-8191. Weekly on Thursdays, January 16 through April 2; 10-11:30 a.m. Family Playgroup Free; drop-in. Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m. (ages 0-5) The Supreme Court and Free and open to the public; drop-in. American Society SENIOR AND ADULT ACTIVITIES Weekly on Tuesdays, January 16 March Birthday Celebration through April 2; 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. sponsored by Safeway Free; drop-in. Tuesday, March 10; 10-11 a.m. SPORTS Lower level; free; drop-in. Drop-in Ping Pong - New Hours Palette Pals Open Art Studio Wednesday: 6:30-9 p.m., Thursday and Mondays, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (ages 18+) Sunday: 2-4 p.m. Free and open to the public; drop-in. Lower Fitness; included with daily ad- Bring your own materials and projects. mission or membership; drop-in. Rocky Rollers Wii Bowling Pickleball Open Gym Hours Mondays, 10-11 a.m. (ages 18+) Monday thru Saturday: 8-10 a.m., Lower level; free; drop-in. Thursday: 6-9 p.m. (1 court), Sunday: 2Drop-in Mahjong 4 p.m. (1 court) Mondays and Fridays; 12:30-4 p.m. Included with membership or daily adLower level; free; drop-in. mission, drop-in. Backgammon/Acey-Deucey 2nd Pickup Basketball Open Gym Hours Wednesday of the month; 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, 6:30-9 p.m., Sunday, 11 Free, drop-in for a lesson or to play. a.m.-2 p.m. Community Bridge Included with membership or daily adThursdays, Lessons: 11:15 a.m.; Games: mission, drop-in. 12:30-4 p.m. (ages 18+) YOUTH ACTIVITIES Call Lloyd Parker for info or to play; AND RECREATION 970-581-3505. Night In at “The Rec” Free and open to the public; drop-in. This Week’s Theme: Nerf wars! Drop-in Cribbage Friday, February 28, 6-9:30 p.m.; 1st-7th Thursdays, 2-4 p.m. (ages 18+) grades. Free and open to the public; drop-in. Drop-in Chess Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m. (all ages) Free and open to the public; drop-in. DANCE Line Dancing with Jan Tenzer Sundays, 1-2 p.m.; EVCC Lower Level 2020. Partners Mentoring Youth is so grateful for your support of the youth we serve in the Estes Valley!

Things To Do With Estes Valley Recreation And Park District All programs are at the Estes Valley Community Center unless otherwise noted. This list is just a small portion of the wide variety of EVRPD programming! For class, program, event and activity listings as well as registration links, visit evrpd.com. Our new website will launch on Tuesday, March 10. It has been a huge project in conjunction with the State of Colorado’s web portal division. Our goal was to improve visuals and functionality for both computers and mobile devices. TRAVEL Day trip: KUNC Public Radio and Colorado Sound in Greeley, Colorado. Wednesday, March 11; Van leaves EVCC at 9 a.m. and returns at approximately 3 p.m. $25 per person includes round-trip. Lunch is on your own at Cables Restaurant in Greeley. Pre-registration required. LIFELONG LEARNING My Favorite Pollinators with awardwinning beekeeper, Beth Conrey Thursday, March 12; 1-2 p.m., EVCC Lower Level. Free; drop-in. The Great Courses® Lecture Series Museum Masterpieces: The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Weekly on Mondays, now through March 23; 10-11:30 a.m. Free; drop-in.

Partners Gives Thanks Special thanks to The Estes Park Mountain Shop and the Bank of Estes Park for being the first two businesses to sign up as Mission Partner Sponsors in

$5 per person; Drop-in. AQUATICS Expanded Lap Pool Hours Visit evrpd.com for the updated lap and leisure pool schedule. NEW! Aqua Zumba® with Patricia G. Thursdays, March 12-April 30; 10:15 a.m. in the Lap Pool $5 drop-in. New time! Shallow Water Aerobics Tuesdays, 8-8:50 a.m. and Fridays, 1010:50 a.m. Free; drop-in. Join the EVRPD Aquatics Team– Now hiring lifeguards Flexible schedule - Help us keep swimmers safe while they’re having fun! For more info, call our Aquatics Manager, Pamela Bross, at 970-480-1308. GOLF Estes Park 18-Hole Golf Course Closed for the season. Driving range is open, but range tokens must be purchased at the Lake Estes 9-Hole course. 9-Hole and Disc Golf Course $5 Fridays now through April 10! $5 green fee for unlimited play; weather permitting. Open 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., weather permitting, and 3-4 p.m. on nice days. $8 green fee for 9 holes, $7 for residents. $5 disc golf green fee for unlimited holes per day. Motorized carts available for disc golf or ball golf at $10 per person. MARINA Lake Estes Marina Store and Docks: Boat rentals closed for the season. REGISTRATION To register for these programs or for more information about the district happenings, visit evrpd.com or call 970-5868191. You can also register in person by visiting the Estes Valley Recreation Center at 660 Community Drive.

Supporting Wendy Koenig For Mayor Of Estes Park To The Editor: This is a letter to the folks of Estes Park to supply background on candidate Wendy Koenig, running for Mayor of special attention on those 50 and older - this great little community. Her list of accomplishments is quite but there are no age or income thresholds. Tax returns are completed based on stellar and shows that the candidate has the tax law scope of the AARP/IRS pro- the grit and determination to accomplish what will be placed before her. gram. Appointments can be made by calling the library at 970-586-8116, ext 3. Wendy’s family moved to Big Elk Meadows when she was 4 and in 1963, moved permanently to Estes Park. She attended K-12 in Estes Park. At age 12 Wendy started running for The Colorado Gold Track Team. At age 17, she qualified to represent the United States as an Olympic 800m runner in the 1972 Munich Olympics, then qualified again for the US in the Montreal Olympics in 1976. After graduating from Colorado State

AARP Tax Preparation At Library Free tax preparation assistance is being offered by AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers from now through April 13th at the Estes Valley Public Library. This program provides quality tax services for taxpayers with low to moderate income with

University on the Dean's list, Wendy worked as an audiologist and began her family. She lived in Utah and Florida. Wanting to raise her family in Estes Park she moved home in 1987. Wendy Koenig opened her audiology business, Community Hearing Center in 1989. In 2004 she received her doctorate in audiology. She not only helped thousands of people to hear, but also tested babies and school age children. During her business years in Estes, she was a Town Trustee for eight years and Mayor Pro Tem for four of those years. Her desire to participate in the development of Estes Park's future has always been a strong point for Wendy. She listens, evaluates and solves problems. This background is why we ask for your support and vote for Koenig4Mayor. John and Peggy Lynch

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Chautauqua: 34 Performers Bring Their Research To Life By: Chase Chauffe, Children’s Librarian

Imagine telling your life story to an audience. Where would you begin? What events would you select to hold an audience’s interest? Could you remember all the dates and names and places? Then imagine learning someone else’s life story. From scratch. For four months, that’s been the ambition of 34 local students and adults who are part of the 2020 Young Chautauqua project. These enthusiastic participants have chosen a figure from history. They’ve read and memorized all they can. They’ve thought deeply about how to outline their story and write a monologue. They’ve assembled their costume. They’ve practiced before their friends. And now they’re ready for you: the audience. Treat yourself to an afternoon or evening downtown and enjoy the spark of live performance with friends and neighbors. There will be five Chautauqua dates (more than ever before), with a different roster of performers each session. There’s no registration to attend. It opens this weekend: Friday and Saturday, March 7 and 8, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the comfortable setting of the Library’s Fireplace Theatre. Then mark your calendars for additional performances on March 12, 14 and 15. It’s a true spectrum of ages! This year’s youngest Chautauquans are second graders (age 7). And we’re delighted to have five adults participating this year. As we celebrate 100 years of women’s suffrage in 2020, many performers have chosen characters that emphasize women’s rights and activism. You’ll enjoy research brought to life through figures that span the centuries: historic legends from Cleopatra to Marie Antionette; political luminaries like

Churchill and FDR; characters with Colorado stories from Isabella Bird to Doc Susie; celebrities like Lucille Ball and Lily Tomlin; and fascinating lesserknown figures like Scottish astronomer Williamina Fleming and outlaw matriarch “Ma Barker.” Those who have attended in years past know they’re in for much enjoyment. It’s truly fascinating to watch how the students have creatively developed their narratives—and how they’re able to field questions, both in and out of character. Colorado is recognized around the U. S. for its top-notch Young Chautauqua program. And Estes Park certainly has one of the most thriving programs in the state, led again this year by instructor Katherine Dumont, who has been mentoring each student at weekly meetings held at the library—the perfect place to research all these intriguing figures of history. The students also got to work alongside professional storyteller and coach Susan Marie Frontczak, thanks to a partnership with Colorado Humanities. The program raises student interest and knowledge of history by providing opportunities to learn research skills and to practice public speaking while being mentored at each step. It builds self-esteem and reveals insights into life choices and challenges—for both performers and audience members alike. Gratitude goes to the Library Friends & Foundation for making Young Chautauqua possible, specifically through funds from the Katie Speer Memorial Grant. The project is one more element in the Library’s objectives toward literacy, lifelong learning, and community. Come support these performers—and be amazed!

Supporting Wendy Koenig, Barbara MacAlpine & Cindy Younglund For Office To The Editor: The Estes Valley Citizens for Accountability (EVCA), a coalition of concerned neighborhood groups and citizens in Estes Park and the Estes Valley, reached out to all of the candidates running for Estes Park trustee and mayor to ascertain their viewpoints on major issues affecting residents. Candidates were asked the same questions pertaining to the following six topics: Land Use, the Estes Park/Larimer County Intergovernmental Agreement, the Comprehensive Plan, Housing and Commercial Development in Residential Zones, the Environment, and Governance. Based on all of the candidates’ responses to the interview questions and also their past performance, the EVCA endorses Wendy Koenig for mayor and Barbara MacAlpine and Cindy Younglund for trustees. It is the belief of

the EVCA that these candidates will do more than simply listen to the public but will also take action in office that addresses EVCA concerns. There is currently a great divergence between the desire of town staff, developers, area realtors, the Estes Park Economic Development Corporation, and others to allow expansion of commercial development in all zones and the EVCA and other residents’ desire to not allow this to happen. All town decisions should not be based totally on increasing commercial development to the detriment of the quality of life of residents, the environment, and wildlife. It is the belief of the EVCA that the candidates we are supporting will listen to the will of the residents of this great community and will work diligently to assure our quality of life. Diane Ernst

Thank You From Mayoral Candidate Wendy Koenig To The Editor: The outreach to support my mayoral campaign, Koenig4 Mayor, from many citizens of Estes Park has been very heartwarming and appreciated. As the saying goes, “It takes a Village….” This is an amazing village. Thank you all! Wendy Koenig - Koenig4Mayor.com Campaign Yards signs installed: Karen and Randy Martin- home and Peak to Peak Plaza, Jenna MacGregor and Sharon and Bob Seeley-The Slab and Reel Mtn. Theater, Solitude Cabins,

Peggy and John Lynch-Graves Avenue Plaza, Joe Arnold, Tom Hannah, Bettie Tully, Curtis and Shelly Ottinger, Bill and Lori Bradford, Honorable Bill and Sue Pinkham, Dolph Swift, Page and Nona Watson, Pam and Gordon Apple, Cindy Younglund and Bob Liddell, Jan and Neil Tenzer, Rob and Renee McCauley, Danny and Judy Gigax, Edward Dawood, Jean and Mark Rissmiller, Cory Workman, Diane Howell, Fr. Seth Richmond. Wendy Koenig Candidate for Mayor Estes Park, Colorado

Helene Ault Extends Heartfelt Thanks To Estes Park Health Residential Care To The Editor: My husband, Bob Ault lived most of his last year in Estes Park Health Residential Care (formerly Prospect Park Living Center). We are very lucky to have such a wonderful facility in our community, it is always spotless and very welcoming. Because Bob was unable to live at home, I was with him at EPHRC almost every day; I often ate meals there

with him as well. The food was delicious and the staff made both of us feel like family. I would really like to thank the administration, nursing leadership and staff, including the CNAs and housekeeping who do so much of the work. Sincerely, Helene Ault

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What’s Happening At The Estes Valley Library CIVIC LIFE Soldiers in Petticoats: the Suffrage Movement Friday, March 6, 1-2 p.m., High School Auditorium It’s hard to imagine a time when women did not have voting rights, but it was not that long ago. Heather Pressman of the Molly Brown Museum recounts the Suffrage Movement in Colorado and the U. S. Register at estesvalleylibrary.org. Young Chautauqua Performances Saturday & Sunday, March 7 & 8, 2:30 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Costumed performers present first-person monologues as historic characters and answer questions. Each date is a different roster. No sign-up necessary. More dates at estesvalleylibrary.org. Teens & Screens: Creating Healthy Boundaries

Wednesday, March 11, 5-8 p.m., High School Commons A community conversation open to all. Resource fair and potluck from 5 to 6 pm, followed by the documentary “Screenagers” at 6 p.m. and discussion at 7 p.m. Attend any portion. Register at

estesvalleylibrary.org. Census Launch Party Wednesday, March 18, 3:30-6 p.m. Drop in to celebrate the kickoff of Census season and get questions answered. Guests include Adam Bickford of the State Demography Office and Maureen Reilly of the regional U. S. Census Bureau. Includes food and refreshments. Register at estesvalleylibrary.org. Coffee with the Parking Lady Thursday, March 19, 10 a.m.-noon, Stairwell area Let’s talk parking. Bring your ideas and get questions answered by the Town of Estes Park’s Parking & Transit Manager, Vanessa Solesbee. Coffee and snacks provided. No registration necessary. MAKERSPACE Map-Covered Frames Tuesday, March 10, 11 a.m.-noon; offered again Thursday, March 19, 6- 7 pm Retired world atlas maps will be up-cycled to cover picture frames. Bring an old frame or use ones the library will have on hand. Register at estesvalleylibrary.org. General Repair Clinic Monday, March 16, 5:30-7 p.m. Do you have household items that need repair? Jeans to be patched or lights that flicker? Bring them by, and we’ll see if we can figure out together how to fix them. Register at estesvalleylibrary.org. Bluebird Project of the Estes Valley Sunday, March 22, 1:30 - 4 p.m. Scott Rashid of the Wandering Wildlife

Census Launch Party: Drop In To Celebrate And Get Questions Answered The 2020 U. S. Census count is important for communities all across the nation—including the Estes Valley. The appropriation of millions of dollars in federal funding, along with congressional representation, will be based on getting an accurate and complete count. Self-responses begin later this month, and the library is joining community partners to spotlight this important season. The public is invited to drop in for the 2020 Census Launch Party on Wednesday, March 18 at the library from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Food and refreshments will be served, along with special activities and information to take home. Attendees may sign up at estesvalleylibrary.org. Those attending will also have the op-

portunity to get any questions answered from the experts. Special guests will include Adam Bickford of the State of Colorado’s Demography Office, along with Maureen Reilly, area representative from the U. S. Census Bureau. Libraries across the U. S. are taking an active role in this year’s Census, as this is the first time that questionnaires may be completed online. For those who may not have Internet or wi-fi access at home, public libraries have been identified as essential community resources to help individuals and families complete their Census information. Find out more at the Census Launch Party on March 18.

Society explains the proper methods for building and installing a bluebird box in your yard. Take home materials for installation, and welcome bluebirds back to Estes. Register at estesvalleylibrary.org. BOOKS & AUTHORS Book Discussion: “The Woman’s Hour”

Tuesday, March 17, 6:30 - 8 p.m., Wasson Room This book traces one of the greatest political victories in U. S. history: the down-and-dirty campaign for the last state to ratify the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote. Register at estesvalleylibrary.org and pick up a complimentary copy of the book. WORKSHOPS Free Legal Self-Help Clinic Wednesday, March 11, 2 - 5 p.m. One-on-one legal advice for library cardholders without a personal attorney. More information at estesvalleylibrary.org/legalclinic. Call 970-586-8116, ext. 3, to schedule an appointment. KIDS Try-It! Tuesday: Women’s History STEM Stations Tuesday, March 10, 4-5 p.m., Hondius Room Kids in grades K-5 are invited to celebrate the achievements of remarkable women through do-it-yourself science and craft activities. Register at estesvalleylibrary.org.

Meet Author-Illustrator Derek Anderson

Wednesday, March 11, 8:30 a.m., 10:10 a.m., & 2:20 p.m., Elementary School Anderson is the author-illustrator of more than 25 books for kids, including his newest: “Benny McGee and the Shark: The Shark Report.” Homeschool families welcome. Grades K-2 Book Club: “Toys Go Out” Saturday, March 14, 2-3:30 p.m., Hondius Room Participants may pick up a complimentary copy to read beforehand. Craft activity and snacks provided. Register at estesvalleylibrary.org. Grades 3 - 5 Book Club: “Nim’s Island” Saturday, March 21, 2-3:30 p.m., Hondius Room Participants may pick up a complimentary copy to read beforehand. Craft activity and snacks provided. Register at estesvalleylibrary.org. Storybook Explorers: “My Truck is Stuck” Saturday, March 21, 11:15 to 11:45 a.m., Hondius Room This book club is for kids ages 0 to 6 and their parents and caregivers. Families will join in a thematic activity and take home a copy of the book. Register at estesvalleylibrary.org. FRIENDS & FOUNDATION Cookbook Special at Cliffhanger Used Books Cliffhanger Used Books, operated by the Library Friends & Foundation, is open Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The store is located at 191 W. Riverside Drive. From March 9-22, cookbooks will be on sale: $2 for hardbacks and $1 for paperbacks, plus tax.

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Celebration Of Life For Bob Ault A Military Salute will begin our celebration of Bob’s life which will take place on April 25th at 1 p.m. at the Trout Haven Event Center, 800 Moraine Ave. Light refreshments will be served. Please feel free to come and go between 12 and 3 p.m. We request that you bring your Bob stories, of which there are many! He would have loved a celebration with friends and family such as this.

Robert E. Butler Bob was born January 2, 1951 in Los Angeles, California to Raymond and Virginia Butler. He had two sisters Colleen and Patty and three brothers Steve, Mike and Tom. When Bob visited Estes Park, he said I'm going to live here. And here he was for the last 20 years. Bob had a great time working for his boss and friend, Lon Kinnie at the family oriented Fun City. His love of golf, bowling, horseshoes and breweries matched him up with some great forever friends. The Rocky Mountain National Park was pure joy for Bob taking photos often of the wildlife and changing seasons gorgeous scenery. Estes Park Health center had amazing and beyond caring doctors, staff, nurses, pharmacists, and technicians that became very familiar with Bob's

12 year challenge as he kept kicking Multiple Myeloma to the curb. Did we mention his sense of humor? We are sure his passing on February 29, 2020 was done with a little thought of a date not easy to forget; Leap Year. Family and friends are missing him terribly. He will be remembered with lots of love, smiles, laughter about his Irish humor, and raising a glass to celebrate having been a part of his life. If you wish to make a donation in Robert Butler's memory, thank you for considering your favorite charity, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Special Olympics, Multiple Myeloma Foundation or The American Cancer Society in care of Allnutt funeral Service 1302 Graves Ave. Estes Park, CO 80517. Please visit www.allnuttestespark.com to leave a message to the family.

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

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

Women’s AA Group

Park Al-Anon

Early Worms AA Meetings

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

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

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

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

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

New Horizons Group of Narcotics Anonymous

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

Breakfast Server Part Time - Year Round

Della Terra Mountain Chateau is seeking a Breakfast Server for 3 days a week. The position would be Sunday, Monday, Tuesday breakfast shifts from 6am-12pm. Rate is $14/hour + tips. Apply in person at Della Terra Mountain Chateau, 3501 Fall River Road, Estes Park, CO 80517 or send resume and cover letter to info@dellaterramountainchateau.com.

Painters full and part time positions available. 970-518-4001 Front Desk Coordinator

Healing Waters Foundation, a warm water exercise and rehabilitation pool, is seeking a part-time Front Desk Coordinator. 6-12 hours/week, flexible schedule. Training is provided. Reports to the Pool Manager. Please send resumes or inquiries to Christy Klee, Pool Manager, esteshealingwaters@gmail.com by 3/14/20.

Join Our Team Medical Assistant /LPN Physician’s Clinic

Full Time SIGN ON BONUS AVAILABLE Apply online at: eph.org Briggs Carpet Care Cleaning/Mitigation Tech $ base on exp. 40 hrs/wk guar. Occasional night/weekends. Need valid DL with clean record,incl. background check and drug test.Physical labor conditions. Varied working environments. Must also possess great customer service skills! If you are interested, call Jeff at 970-297-8647.

Part-time Bilingual Family Support worker needed to work with dynamic team at EVICS, a local non-profit supporting families and children in the Estes Valley. Ability to communicate in Spanish and English needed. Experience in working with children and families is helpful. Good communication and computer skills needed. Training will be provided. Submit letter of interest to EVICS, PO Box 3373, Estes Park CO 80517, or email to jborries@evics.org. For more information, call 586-3055.

555 Prospect Ave. Estes Park, CO 80517 970‐577‐4458

Se necesita un Trabajador de Apoyo Familiar Bilingüe de tiempo parcial para trabajar con el equipo dinámico de EVICS, una organización local sin fines de lucro que apoya a las familias y los niños en el Valle de Estes. Debe tener la habilidad de comunicarse en español e inglés. Es importante la experiencia en el trabajo con niños y familias, sin embargo se entrenará al candidato adecuado. Aptitud para comunicarse y habilidades informáticas. Envíe una carta de interés a EVICS, PO Box 3373, Estes Park CO 80517 o envíe un correo electrónico a jborries@evics.org. Para obtener más información, llame al 586-3055.

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32 hours/week This position is responsible for Purchasing, A/R, A/P and general office duties. Quickbooks, Microsoft Office experience helpful. Email resume to: patrick@biolynceus.com

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Check Out Our Current Openings... Aldrich Builders is seeking entry level or experienced full time framers and trim carpenters. Must have reliable transportation and work well with others. Pay commensurate with experience. To schedule an interview, please call 586-5796.

Registered Nurse Physician’s Clinic

Reservations, guest arrivals, phone and email response. Some laundry. Occasional assistance with cabin cleaning and/or inspections for check-ins. Some flexibility as to days/hours but must include Saturdays. 15-35 hours depending on your needs/availability. Valhalla Resort. 970 586 3284

• Senior Living Housekeeping Assistant $13.50 per hour

• Senior Living Medication Aide (Resident Care Specialist) Starting wage 13.50 per hour + Differential Please apply on line at www.good-sam.com

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

Full Time SIGN ON BONUS AVAILABLE Apply online at: eph.org

Rustic Mountain Charm Part time seasonal Retail Sales Associates and Inventory Assistants needed to join the most experienced and exceptional team in town. Training to begin in April!

555 Prospect Ave. Estes Park, CO 80517 970‐577‐4458

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Or drop off at: 135 East Elkhorn Avenue

COME JOIN OUR ROCKY MOUNTAIN RESORTS TEAM! FRONT DESK CLERK Full-time, part-time, evening, and weekend positions available. MAINTENANCE Full-time and part-time positions available. Experience in electrical, plumbing, drywall, and hot tubs preferred. HOUSEKEEPING Full-time and part-time positions available. Experience preferred. Apply at, mail or email resume to: Fawn Valley Inn, 2760 Fall River Road, Estes Park, CO 80517 Email: patrickt@rockymtnresorts.com

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

The Ridgeline Hotel is looking to add a motivated and committed Facilities Supervisor to our team. This position is full time, year round, with bene‐ fits and PTO. Must be able to work nights and weekends and have a valid driver’s license. Position is responsible for assisting the planning, implementation and supervision of all day to day Maintenance Department activities for the operation of The Ridgeline Hotel and Trendz. Essential Functions: • Responsible for the daily operation and performance of general maintenance of commercial systems, including: electrical, refrigeration, plumbing, building repair and winter-keeping, for the facilities. • Supervise and/or coordinate the activities of Maintenance associates. • Oversee major and minor repairs to all Delaware North facilities • Assist in developing capital budget for Maintenance Department. • Assist in overseeing contract/sub-contract repairs at Delaware North facilities. • Assist in planning of new construction, remodeling, and alteration projects. • Direct all activities for the start-up and shut-down of all facilities, with respect to security, water, sewer, electricity, propane, equipment, and snow removal. • Oversee departmental compliance with all GreenPath initiatives, applicable codes and regulations including but not limited to Life Safety, NFPA, OSHA, NEC, and UPC. • Other related duties at the direction of the general manager. Education, Experience and Skills: • Minimum of five years’ experience in general maintenance, general electric electrical, general plumbing and refrigeration. • Proven ability to supervise others. • Valid driver’s license. • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously. • Excellent customer service skills and problem solving ability. • Ability to adhere to GuestPath’s Universal Service Standards Please apply online at www.delawarenorth.com

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We’re looking for a highly motivated WAREHOUSE associate!

Administrative Assistant to provide a high-energy and friendly first point of contact for office visitors, help coordinate membership and summer events, and provide bookkeeping services.  Work schedule: 9-4 M-F  6-month position Please send a resume and cover letter to jeffrey.boring@evlandtrust.org by March 27th at 5pm. More info at evlandtrust.org

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


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Full details on open positions can be found at estes.org/jobs. The Town of Estes Park is accepting applications for: Emergency Services Dispatcher Close Date: Open until filled Equipment Operator Close Date: Open until filled Journey Lineworker Close Date: Open until filled Mechanic II/III Close Date: Open Until Filled Planner I Close Date: Open until filled

555 Prospect Ave. Estes Park, CO 80517 970‐577‐4458

Work Monday-Friday, 32-40 hours/week. Great benefits and PTO offered! • Assist in counting physical inventory. • Assist with loading and unloading trucks. • Receiving and distribution of merchandise • Follow safety procedures at all times. • Maintain the cleanliness of the warehouse • Correctly and safely use a variety of tools and equipment items: picking and marking tools, knives, box cutters, carts, hand-trucks, ladders, unloading ramps, brooms and calculators. Physical Requirements: • Ability to load and unload merchandise on trucks and stock ware house shelves for prolonged periods of time. • Ability to stand and walk for prolonged periods of time. • Ability to work extended periods of time in varying temperatures, including some outside work. • Must be able to bend, stoop, kneel, and climb stairs frequently while carrying up to 50 pounds. • Requires lifting and carrying 50 pounds frequently and moving large cartons of merchandise. **MUST have a valid driver’s license **MUST have computer knowledge


Chief Operating Officer Group Sales Representative Hiring for Part-Time and Seasonal Positions

Employee Perks Staff Culture Flexible Scheduling Our Mission

Family Reservations Agent Front Desk Attendants

Year-Round Full Benefits YMCA Retirement Plan

Outdoor Education Instructors (March 30 – June 5, 2020) Resident Assistant Office Driver (Volunteer)

Planning Technician Close Date: Open until filled Seasonal Position Community Service Officer Close Date: March 9, 2020 Events Maintenance Worker Close Date: July 31, 2020 Parks Maintenance Worker Close Date: Open until filled Volunteer/Committee Board Positions Estes Park Board of Adjustment Close Date: March 6, 2020

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

Estes Park Board of Appeals Plumbing Experience Close Date: Open until filled Estes Park Planning Commission Close Date: March 6, 2020 Family Advisory Board Close Date: Open until filled Parks Advisory Board Close Date: Open until filled (Committee application required) Applications are available at: Town Hall 170 MacGregor Ave. Room 130 (Mon-Fri 8 am – 5 pm) or www.estes.org/ jobs Return Application to: Town of Estes Park, Attn: HR; by mail to PO Box 1200, Estes Park, CO 80517; or via Email to HR@Estes.org or via Fax to (970) 577-4770. The status of applications will be communicated via e-mail. By choice, the Town of Estes Park is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE OF CANCELLATION OF REGULAR ELECTION BY THE DESIGNATED ELECTION OFFICIAL FOR THE UPPER THOMPSON SANITATION DISTRICT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Upper Thompson Sanitation District, Larimer County, Colorado, that at the close of business on the sixty-third (63rd) day before the election there were not more candidates for Director than offices to be filled, including candidates filing affidavits of intent to be write-in candidates; therefore, the election to be held on May 5, 2020, is hereby cancelled. The following candidates are declared elected: Gregory P. Cenac 2 Year Term Susan L. Doylen 3 Year Term Ronald I. Duell 3 Year Term UPPER THOMPSON SANITATION DISTRICT By: Chris Bieker, Designated Election Official Published on: March 6, 2020 Published in: Estes Park News Posted: District Administrative Office; 2196 Mall Road; Estes Park, Colorado Designated Election Official’s office Larimer County Clerk and Recorder’s office On the District’s website at www.utsd.org Filed: Division of Local Government

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Commercial 1100 Sq. Ft. Sewing/Alterations Heating business space. Great parking, awesome visibilRemixed Custom Sewing Like new, high altitude natity from Hwy 7 - reasonServices and Industrial ural gas water heater. able rate. Call Mark @ Repair $250. 970-690-5076 214-616-9430 Cushions, benches, leather, campers and outdoor furniture. REAL ESTATE Local - call Beth TRANSPORTATION 970-492-5446

Condos 2 BR, 1 BA condo, gas FP, lg. deck, W/D in bldg. close to by-pass. Avail. 3/15, 1 yr. lease, $1500 + util. NSNP 617-620-2274

Apartments Downtown 1 Bedroom, furnished for 1 adult. 1Year Lease, NS/NP. Must have 2 work/residential references, $1,000/mo +. (970) 480-5458


DELUXE OFFICE SUITE at Signature Square 351 Moraine Avenue. Original, restored National Park Visitor Center. Duplexes 973 square feet; vaulted beam ceilings & stone fire2 bedroom 1 bath duplex place, kitchen/breakout; for rent 1350.00 per 3/4 bathroom with shower: month includes sewer, mountain views; landwater and garbage you scaped property & parking. pay electric. New flooring, 970-586-8846 paint and kitchen. Please Class A Office contact me at 2014 Construction, Full 801-230-9595 Service, Furnished or Commercial Rentals Unfurnished offices in Downtown location, Near Town Hall. $450 to $550 Riverwalk Retail Space per month. All internet opfor lease, 121 West Drive tions including Fiber avail(former location of able. Includes Conference Riverspointe spa). Room, Handicap Completely repainted. Restrooms, Copy and Ready for immediate occuScanning Facility, Coffee pancy. Come for a walkRoom. thru during OPEN Call Thom at Verus HOUSES, 11 AM to 2 PM Commercial, Inc. on Tuesday and Saturday. 970-586-2448 For more info, call or text COMMERCIAL 720-474-9408. OFFICE SPACE High Quality Finishes. Private Setting Located On River. Reasonable Rates. 6 Offices Available. Call Bret Freedman 970-215-2494

Princess Craft slide in pickup camper. Propane, fridg, furn, oven/range. $450. 970-690-5076


Piano Tuning


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


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



Estate Sales Check out this move-In Ready ranch style home on full acre lot. Call Deb Youngbluth with Keller Williams 1st Realty Partners/Mike Nelson Team at 303-517-2283

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

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Alpha Home Improvements 303-747-9077 •Over 25 years experience installing carpet,tile wood, vinyl, laminate •Free estimates

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

Artists & Crafters For Sale - Box of tanned deer leather, jars of agates (polished and not), Lake Superior beach chards, high quality woodcarving tools & books, fly tying feathers and hackles, and 2 much more. Call for apStory CONDO 2BR/2BA. pointment. 715-410-8633 Stove/Refrig/DW/W-D.FP. OPEN HOUSE Sat. March 7 10-Noon. $306,300. 514 Grand Estates Drive B3.970.599.1569



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970-586-1685 Custom Homes, Additions, Kitchens, Baths, Historic Renovations, Remodels and Design Work

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Property Pruners Full Tree Service, Landscaping and Fire Mitigation. Snow Removal and Yard Cleaning


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