a product message image
{' '} {' '}
Limited time offer
SAVE % on your upgrade

Page 1



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

Spring Relief! The mature bull elk have begun to drop their antlers, as they do every March. Immediately after losing them, a new set of velvety antlers will begin to grow. Photo by Dawn Wilson dawnwilsonphotography.com

Great Horned Owl Sometimes hard to see, but always special to hear, the great horned owls are preparing their nests. Photo by Tim Nicholson

March 13, 2020

2 » Friday, March 13, 2020

Community Members Invited To Trustee Talk Mar 18 The Estes Park Town Board of Trustees invites community members to join two Town Board members for a Trustee Talk Wednesday, March 18 at 6:30 p.m. in Estes Park Town Hall Board Room, 170 MacGregor Ave. This is an opportunity for community members to discuss local issues with members of the board in an informal setting.

Memory Café Cancelled The Memory Café at St. Bartholomew’s Church has been cancelled for this month. It was originally scheduled on Thursday, March 19th at 10:30 a.m. We will let everyone know about the plans for the April 16th event as we get closer to the date.

6,800 copies were printed this week, and distributed FREE to hundreds of Estes Valley locations including Allenspark, Glen Haven & Lyons.

Local Readership With A National Online Audience

Ph: (970) 586-5800 Fax: (970) 692-2611

Opinions of our columnists are not necessarily the opinions of this newspaper. Owners/Publishers: Gary & Kris Hazelton Editor: Kris Hazelton General Manager: Andrew Donaldson ads@estesparknews.com Classified Ads: Tim Buck office@epnews.com Press releases: kris@estesparknews.com All editorial, photo content & graphic design is copyright of Estes Park News, Inc. & can not be reproduced without the expressed written consent of Estes Park News, Inc. ©2020 For subscription information contact us.


Reserve space: Monday by 4:00 pm Final submissions: Tuesday by Noon Classifieds: Deadline Wed. by Noon Estes Park News, Inc. Independent & locally family owned.is Our Multi-Media Studio at 1191 Woodstock Drive #2 Mail: PO Box 508 Estes Park, CO 80517


The charge(s) are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. On March 1 at 9:46 a.m. police were called to a welfare check in the 500 block of Prospect Ave. Upon arrival they arrested a 24 year old male from Loveland, CO who was found to be wanted on two felony warrants, one out of Fort Collins, CO for first degree trespassing and tampering with intent of injury and the other out of Loveland, CO for theft and trespassing. He was found to be in possession of an open container of marijuana and was charged with open container and obstructing a peace office. The male was transported to the Larimer County Jail. Also cited in this case was a 23 year old female from Loveland, CO who was issued a summons for possession of a schedule 2 controlled substance and was later released. On March 3 at 4:01 p.m. a 29 year old male from Estes Park who was wanted on multiple municipal warrants turned himself in at the EPPD at 170 MacGregor Ave. He was wanted on one count of trespassing on public property and two counts of trespassing on private property and was released on a PR bond. On March 6 at 2:06 p.m.police contacted a 25 year old male from Estes Park in the 300 block of E. Wonderview Ave. and charged him with criminal mischief. He was issued a summons and later released.

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 March 1, the Estes Valley Fire Protection District (EVFPD) responded to 5 calls for service. This included: • Emergency medical (assist EPH): 3 • Detector/Alarm Activation: 2 Estes Valley Fire www.estesvalleyfire.org

Voters To Elect Mayor And Three Trustees In April 7 Municipal Election The Town of Estes Park will hold a Municipal Election Tuesday, April 7, 2020 as a mail ballot-only election for four seats on the Board of Trustees including that of Mayor. Voters will determine who will occupy seats currently held by Mayor Todd Jirsa and Trustees Eric Blackhurst, Patrick Martchink and Ron Norris. Candidates for Mayor are Wendy Koenig and Charley Dickey. Candidates for Trustee as they appear on the ballot are Patrick Martchink, Cindy Younglund, Barbara MacAlpine, Ward A. Nelson and J. Scott Webermeier. Biographies and official statements from the candidates are posted at estes.org/candidates. The League of Women Voters held a voter forum on March 5 for the mayoral candidates. The forum can be viewed at www.estes.org/videos. An additional forum will take place March 11 at 6 p.m in the Town Board Room of Town Hall, 170 MacGregor Ave. Forums are streamed live on local cable channel 12 and via www.estes.org/videos. They are also recorded for viewing later on the website. Mail ballots will be mailed to all active voters who live within town limits the week of March 16. Voters who will not be home to receive a ballot may receive a

ballot at a location other than the registered address by completing an application for an absent voter mail ballot, available at www.estes.org/elections. By law, ballots cannot be forwarded with other forwarded mail. For assistance, contact the Town Clerk's office at 970577-4777. Important dates: March 16 - March 20: - Ballots mailed to all registered voters. March 16: Last day for eligible electors to establish residency in the State of Colorado. Register to vote at www.govotecolorado.com, County Clerk office or Town Clerk office up to the day of the election. April 3: Last day to request an absentee mail ballot to be mailed. April 7: Election Day - Town Hall polls open 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Ballots must be received by 7 p.m. to be counted. April 28: Swearing-in of newly elected Town Trustees and Mayor at the Town Board Meeting. For more election information, please visit www.estes.org/elections, or contact the Town Clerk's office at 970-577-4777 or by email at townclerk@estes.org.

Friday, March 13, 2020 ÂŤ 3


Larimer County COVID-19 Update Important update from the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment (LCDHE). LCDHE is the expert on COVID-19 in Larimer County. For future updates, please visit LCDHE's website and social media, linked below. The first presumptive positive COVID-19 case has been identified in a Johnstown resident who resides in the Larimer County portion of the town. Public Health officials with LCDHE understand that there is fear and confusion around COVID-19. The risk of COVID-19 in Larimer County remains low. We have a dedicated team doing everything we can to protect the health of our community. We have pandemic response plans ready to go, we have tools and protocols in place to monitor travelers and other individuals who may be exposed, and we have the infection control expertise we need. Our priority is keeping the people of our community safe and informed. We are monitoring the situation in real-time. For the most current information from us, please visit our website and our social media channels on Facebook and Twitter. As with any communicable disease, this case investigation will take us some time. We will be contacting anyone

who has had direct contact with the individual who has tested positive for COVID-19. In order to protect the privacy of the individual, identifying information and medical records will not be released to the public. larimer.org/health/communicable-disease/coronavirus-covid-19 What you can do: Wash your hands frequently Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and warm water. If you can't wash your hands, use a hand sanitizer that has at least 60 percent alcohol. Cover your cough and sneeze Cover your nose and mouth with your sleeve or a tissue when coughing or sneezing. Stay home when you aren't feeling well If you or someone in your family isn't feeling well, stay home until you feel better. Avoid close contact with others who are sick Avoid being close to someone else who seems to have cold or flu-like symptoms. Stay informed Information about COVID-19 is constantly changing, and the public health response adjusts as more is learned about this virus. Visit our website and follow our social media channels on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

4 » Friday, March 13, 2020


Estes Chamber Of Commerce To Host Candidate Forum Wednesday, March 18th, 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 5:00-8:00 p.m. The forum is free and open to the public. Networking and a casual meet-andgreet will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A moderated panel of questions rel-

evant to the business community, economic climate, and nonprofit community will start at 6:00 p.m. There will be time for audience Q&A. Please register for the event via ChamberMaster or Facebook. You're also welcome to reach out to Meagan@esteschamber.org to assist with registration set up as well.

Overwhelmed And Powerless About Climate Change And The Environment? The League of Women Voters of Estes Park invites the public to an event Tackling Climate Change: Things you can do presented by its Community Recycling Committee on Tuesday, March 24 from 6-8 p.m. at the Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies (PCCR). Many people have expressed that while deeply concerned about the environment, they feel overwhelmed and powerless to help. Learn some simple steps that you can take every day, ask questions, and find out about alternatives, resources, organizations and ways that you can personally help to make a posi-

tive impact. A brief introduction will be followed by an invitation to visit five stations where handouts can be picked up – or photographed – and you can get your questions answered. Bring your own green ideas, items and best practices to share. Station topics will include hands-on alternatives to plastic; what can be recycled; how to reduce or eliminate junk mail; how you can make a difference every day; and how to tackle food waste. Green alternative product door prizes will be distributed.


Setting The Record Straight Thanks to EP News for this opportunity ANYTHING FOR THESE 40 ACRES. to connect with the public. Many of you STAY TUNED.” had, or will have, a chance to hear the Because of the total inaccuracy and perseven candidates speak to the issues at the sonal innuendo that were pointed out by League of Woman Voters and the Chamresponses from citizens, the ber of Commerce forums. A next day a second email big “thank you” to those orwas sent: ganizations as well. And to “As it turns out, there was those who already attended incorrect information in either “young families listenthat message concerning ing session” or “general public land use and the people inlistening session” that I hosted volved.” previously, thank you as well. Note that, in this “apolThese were great, positive, ogy” no individuals or orcommunity meetings. ganizations were menMy fellow candidate Patrick tioned, nor was the Martchink talked last week in disinformation cited or rechis EP News Spotlight about tified. Truth: the GOCO Ward Nelson his concerns arising from grant-funded Open Space constituents who sometimes and Recreation Master Plan steering comargue for policies that are not in the public mittee is composed of representatives interest. I’d like to illustrate how disinforfrom 14 varied organizations ranging mation and innuendo can be used to harm from the US Forest Service to the Trail trust in public figures and organizations. Trekkers Hiking group (see https://evAs a Trustee I will not accept any unsub- landtrust.org/plan/ for the complete rosstantiated attacks. Likewise, I will not acter). Their sole purpose is to gather comcept them as a candidate. munity input for the future conservation Three particular emails of land in the Estes Valhave recently been sent ley. Hardly a group with to some residents and/or dishonorable intentions. the local press from a loI won’t even comment cal organization (Estes on the wildlife corridors Valley Citizens for Ac(not a 40 acre develcountability). opable parcel) already The first was emailed strictly conserved on February 15, 2020: throughout “the Reserve”; which were deeded to the Town from the Land Trust “…You can always tell when there is when the Trust’s policy of no land ownersomething a-brewin because I pester you. ship was initiated. Below is information that was sent to me from someone who wishes to remain Despite these facts and their own retracnameless. I'm not a fan of such methods of tion, a third Letter to the Editor was pubcommunication, but I want you to see this lished on March 6, 2020 which included message and do with it what you will. this (emphasis added) sentence: IMPORTANT: THE CONSERVANCY “There is currently a great divergence NOW PARTNERING WITH LAND between the desire of town staff, developTRUST AND TOWN TO WORK ON ers, area realtors, the Estes Park Economic OUTDOOR RECREATION PLAN. THE Development Corporation, and others to EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE CON- allow expansion of commercial developSERVANCY IS ESTEE MURDOCK AND ment in all zones and the EVCA and other SHE IS ALSO ON THE BOARD OF THE residents’ desire to not allow this to hapECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPO- pen.” RATION, JIM PICKERING WHO I BEClearly this organization has chosen to LIEVE IS STILL THE CHAIR OF THE continue to use accusatory language proECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPO- moting thoughts of a coordinated, organRATION IS ALSO ON THE BOARD OF ized plan to commercialize the Valley. THE CONSERVANCY. GET THIS: THE As your Trustee I will fight for the resiHUSBAND OF ESTEE MURDOCK IS dents of Estes. My work with Larimer WORKING FOR A NATIONAL ORCounty Open Space Advisory Board, GANIZATION AND HE IS GETTING Estes Valley Land Trust, Colorado Fish PAID TO FIND COMMERCIAL CLIMB- and Wildlife, National Park, and others atING AREAS AND ACCESS ALL OVER tests to my commitment to our environTHE COUNTRY. HE IS ALSO PROVID- ment. I certainly agree that protecting priING ASSISTANCE AND ADVICE TO vate property and appropriate THE TOWN AND LAND TRUST AND zoning/land use is essential. CONSERVANCY CONCERNING However, I will never stand for unsubTHUMB OPEN SPACE. stantiated attacks or fear mongering conWARD NELSON IS RUNNING AGAIN spiracy theories that unfairly target honFOR TRUSTEE AND HE IS ON THE orable individuals or organizations LAND TRUST BOARD. I WAS TOLD HE working for the future of the Estes Valley. HAS A HOME IN THE RESERVE ON Ethics in the public arena starts with ethiTHE EDGE OF THE 40 ACRES OF cal behavior. OPEN SPACE THAT WAS DEEDED TO I wonder what the Estes Valley Citizens THE TOWN (INSTEAD OF BEING for Accountability membership / enDEEDED TO THE HOMEOWNERS ASdorsed candidates think about these tacSOCIATION. WE NEED TO FIND OUT tics. WHAT THE TOWN IS PLANNING IF

Friday, March 13, 2020 « 5

6 » Friday, March 13, 2020


SPECIAL EVENTS "The Savannah Sipping Society", the 35th and Final production of the Estes Park Repertoire Theatre, will run two final shows on March 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 17 @5 pm Get Ready to Shake Your Shamrocks! St. Patty's Day

Celebration at Circle 119 will feature an Irish Buffet prepared by guest chef John Marshall (corned beef and cabbage, vegan Irish Stew, shepherds pie, lamb stew, soda bread & delicious desserts!), specialty cocktails, a treasure hunt, and a sing-along of Irish tunes! Cover charge: $13 for members, $17 for non-members, and $7 for under age 12. Thursday, Mar 19 @ 5-9 pm Boy Scout's Arrow of Light and Crossover cere-


Tuesday & Thursday Mar 17 & 19 @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 Monday, Mar 16 @ 3:00 pm Foundation Board meeting Monday, Mar 16 @ 5:30 pm Auxiliary monthly meeting Tuesday, Mar 17 @ 6:30 am Sunrise Rotary breakfast meeting Wednesday, Mar 18 @ 1:00 pm Operations Committee meeting

HAVE FUN! Friday, Mar 13 @ 7 pm Friday Niters Dance Club Join the fun! Fridays Mar 13 & 20 @ 7 pm Queen of Hearts Win $$!! Saturday, Mar 14 @7 pm & Sunday, Mar 15 @ 2:30 pm Come and enjoy

The Savannah Sipping Society, the 35th and final production of the Estes Park Repertoire Theatre. Sundays, Mar 15 & 22 @ 6 pm Bingo! Fun and cash prizes for all ages. Nonmembers welcome! Tuesday, Mar 17 @ 5:00 pm It's St. Patrick's Day! Come join the fun! Wednesday, Mar 18 @ 6:30 pm Pool League

WE WANT TO FEED YOU! Friday, Mar 13 5:30-7 pm Steak Night by the Sons of the American Legion $20 Friday, Mar 20 5:30-7 pm Fried Chicken Dinner $12

From Mayoral Candidate Wendy Koenig Dear People of Estes Park, Next up, Father Seth Richmond who has True to my pledge, here’s a brief reportserved St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal out about the people I met with last week Church since 2009. Father Richmond and the information, ideas and concerns shared his thoughts about issues facing shared by each. It’s quite Estes. Top of his list three heartwarming to hear about items. One, workforce the many efforts underway housing. With regular code here aimed at enabling people enforcement site visits to of all ages and circumstances ensure workforce hosing to thrive and at preserving properties are regularly and enhancing the overall renovated so living condiquality of life that makes our tions are in good repair. hometown here in the mounTwo, affordable housing for tains so special. families. And three, more wildlife corridors. Much of the week was spent preparing and participating Also, I spent time with in the Candidate Forum, Thomas Gootz, Doug hosted by the League of Rogers and Kevin Conrad Wendy Koenig Women Voters last Thursday. from Grey Fox, Arapaho A video of the forum is at Estates and Arapahoe Meadows HOAs Koenig4Mayor.com. respectively. Our discussion sparked numerous ideas including, Knapweed, ThisEarly in the week I met with Reverend tle and Cheatgrass clean-up days, a Bond Michael Moore, a retired career USAF chaplain, who began his ministry at Pres- Park participant party, ways to protect byterian Community Church of the Rock- open space, recognizing Estes Valley Land Stewardship, Comprehensive Plan input, ies in 2015. Rev. Moore shared with me encouraging town and county HOAs to that PCCR is used for meetings of the revisit/rewrite their byEstes Park Resource laws to protect open Center, Hospital Founspace. Thanks guys. Apdation, Mountainaires, preciate your ideas. I Estes Park Chorale, and have much research to Oratorio Society. And do. that the Ballet Renaissance Protégé program By the way, what I’ve for adults and children sponsored by shared here is my impression gained from PCCR, meets there on Thursdays. When I actively listening to the people with asked about Life Long Learning of Estes whom I recently met and should not be Valley Preschool, founded by Nancy K. construed to represent any official stateJohnson, Rev. Moore said it had moved to ment or position from them. a bigger facility. Check here next week to read about who Rev. Moore believes affordable housing I met with, what I learned and how I’m and childcare are top of the list issues for following through on my pledge to you to Estes Park. And that driving to the valley represent all residents, actively listen to during commuter times is a growing con- their opinions, explain my positions, and cern. One that I share, after experiencing foster a respectful and productive culture. several dangerous moments throughout With respect, the year I drove to Lakewood to help care Wendy Koenig Candidate for Mayor Estes for my newest grandson! Park, Colorado

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 special attention on those 50 and older but there are no age or income thresholds. Tax returns are completed based on the tax law scope of the AARP/IRS

program. Appointments can be made by calling the library at 970-586-8116, ext 3.

Friday, March 13, 2020 ÂŤ 7


The Estes Valley Bluebird Project Last Chance To Participate Mountain and Western Bluebirds are courting now, scouting for ideal nesting locations throughout Estes Valley. For those who want to be part of this exciting project, please register at https://bluebirdsofestes.com/ Hurry, our first nest building experience is tomorrow. Saturday, March 14 10:00-12:00 Estes Park Community Recreation Center Chiquita Room, Lower Level If you can’t make it tomorrow, the Estes Valley Public Library is hosting a second nest-building experience on Sunday, March 22, from 1:30 to 3:30, in the Makerspace Room. Please register with the library. If you already have birdhouses on your property, they must be clean and free of debris if you want bluebirds to nest there. Volunteers can help you; visit the web address above. Bluebird houses should be mounted on wooden posts about five feet off the ground, facing away from traffic and toward trees, bushes, or meadows. This gives parents clear access to insects while feeding their young and prevents fledglings from getting hit by cars on their first flights. If you want to attract bluebirds, set up a buffet of mealworms nearby, their favorite food. Mealworms can be purchased at Estes Park Pet Supply. You will want to keep checking your birdhouses. After eggs have hatched and fledglings have flown, you need to clean

out the boxes. Bluebirds sometimes have two or more broods, but will not nest there unless the birdhouses are clean and empty. Again, volunteers at bluebirdsofestes.com/ can help during the whole breeding season. They will also

Photos by Dave Kempkes

count eggs and band babies to determine if they return in 2021. To read this whole series of articles, please visit www.wanderingwildlifesociety.org. You are one of many who are helping to make Estes Park the Bluebird Capitol of Colorado!

8 » Friday, March 13, 2020


Trustee Candidate Barbara MacAlpine Highlights Estes Park Organizations As a candidate for Trustee, I’m continu- business owners connect with other poing to highlight local organizations in tential partners in the industry and gain hopes of encouraging better communimore access to technology expertise in cation and understanding Colorado. It sounds like a across the community. natural for the Estes Today’s contribution looks Park/Rocky Mountain Naat different services within tional Park area. our business community. One can’t talk about local Note that the term “busibusiness without mentionness community,” like “seing tourists. I was pleased nior citizens” or “the workto hear from Visit Estes force,” covers a wide variety Park’s President and CEO of people and activities, and Eric Lund that VEP is broad generalizations don’t more interested in bringing apply to unique situations. people here to have a good I recently had an informa- Barbara MacAlpine experience than to pack tive conversation with Town Administrator Travis Machalek, Assistant Town Administrator Jason Damweber, Adam Shake, the new President/CEO of the Estes Park Economic Development Corporation (EDC), and Thomas Cox, the EDC Entrepreneurial Center Program Manager. We discussed the current and developing potential for local businesses in the high-tech area. With our strategic location near two major universities, an international airport, and a premier outdoor recreational area, along with progressing, powerful broadband capabilities, there may be special opportunities for our residents and businesses to benefit from attracting small high-tech or environmental startups. Another quality option might be satellite offices for larger companies. This could be an ideal time for encouraging those businesses that would be most desirable. I was also interested in learning more about the Outdoor Cohort, a new initiative from the EDC that is a business incubator for clients in the outdoor industry. This 12-week program helps

them in like sardines! Eric described their mission as “managing tourism.” VEP is working hard to promote year-round economic growth. In fact, half the groups they reach out to now come here in the winter. Sustainability is important to many of our visitors as well as to our residents, and VEP wants to encourage it. Staff are developing a window sticker program for local shops, to advertise those that follow practices such as recycling and using LED lights. Eric also mentioned his strong desire for VEP to maintain transparency within the community. If you want to see its budget, board minutes, operating plan, visitor surveys, etc., check out visitestespark.com/transparency/. I’m encouraged by the knowledgeable and dedicated professionals who are working to improve our business environment and the quality of life for all our citizens. If you have suggestions for their consideration, I recommend that you contact these people!

Friday, March 13, 2020 « 9


I can see the headline now: “Woman’s Face Attacked By Her Own Hand. ” The story would be tragic, about a woman who—like all of us—had been told to keep her hands away from her face. She managed to resist the temptation by sitting on her hands, putting socks over them, and holding spoons in each mitt to keep them preoccupied. She tried everything to avoid hand-to-face contact. But after days of resistance, she weakened. Slowly her hand inched up her side, elbow tucked in close, past her shoulder, up against her neck, and when it got close enough, it lunged. Fingers fluttered across her lips, over her nose, up to her eyes, and then her palm grabbed onto her face like a suction cup and wouldn’t let go. It wasn’t pretty. Now the woman is in therapy for PFTD— Post Face-Touching Disorder. And she’s not alone. People all over town, across the county, indeed around the world are meeting in support groups called Face-Touchers Anonymous. They have a secret handshake—that looks a lot like an elbow bump, the sponsors give away hand sanitizer (so that’s where it all went) and they wear doggie cones-of-shame. Since the worldwide panic over the outbreak of the coronavirus, or COVID-19, we have been given strict instructions by scientists, medical professionals and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): wash your hands and don’t touch your face. Really? Who touches their face, other than to occasionally scratch our nose or rub our eyes? It ends up we all do. A lot. On average about 23 times an hour. We bite our nails, caress our chin with our thumb and forefinger, wipe away a makeup smudge, dislodge crusties from places where we don’t want them, rest our jaw in our palm, cover a yawn, eat finger food. The more we try not to, the more we feel the magnetic pull of our

mug. Research finds that we touch our face to sooth ourselves when we’re anxious or nervous. They say face-exploration helps to relieve stress and manage our emotions. We run our fingers through our hair, wring our hands and scratch our heads. Try it—-cup your cheek in your hand right now and see how…no wait! Put rubber gloves on first. Now do it. Doesn’t that cold smelly rubber feel good against your downy cheek? My own personal habit is probably a carryover from when I sucked my thumb as a child. I make a loose fist and place the backs of my fingers against my face: the pointer finger against the bottom lip, middle finger against the upper lip, and ring finger against the bottom of my nose. Then I rub the peach fuzz of my fingers up and down against my lips and nose. I am touching my face, and touching it right where I’m not supposed to—in the T-zone. The eyes, the nose, and the mouth. But by golly, my emotions are in check. How do we stop our habitual face-touching? One way is through punishment and reward. If you catch yourself with your hand on your face, try extending your fingers on that hand for a minute or two until the sensation is uncomfortable but not harmful. (Take your hand away from your face first.) After a few of these hand stretches, you’ll be more aware of your hands and their undesirable relationship with your face. As for a reward: if your hand starts to make a move for your face and you stop it, go directly to the fridge and reward yourself with a cold beverage. A Corona beer, perhaps. You may let The Thunker know what you think at her e-mail address, donoholdt@gmail.com. © 2020 Sarah Donohoe

Parkinson's Support Group Of Estes Park The Parkinson's Support Group will meet on Tuesday, March 17th from 2:003:30 p.m. (We meet the 3rd Tuesday of every month). This month we will meet in the Hondius Room at the EV Library and then back to the Wasson Room in the future. This month we will be hearing from the interns at MedX who have been conducting, facilitating and teaching the boxing classes for Parkinson's patients. Early study, research and practice show much

promise of reducing the symptoms and potentially slowing the progression of the condition with vigorous and intense physical activity and exercise. All people who are living with this neurological condition, and their care partners, family and friends are welcome to come to this meeting. Anyone with questions about this support group or this gathering are encouraged to call Linda Hanak at 970- 443-8146.

10 » Friday, March 13, 2020


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

Written by Tayen Applegate

Jessica Chapin was a kindergarten teacher in Denver.  One day Jessica’s friend from the Public Library encouraged her to go to Estes Park. Jessica took a train from Denver to Lyons then she took a stagecoach to Estes Park. While Jessica was visiting Estes Park, she met Ed Macdonald. Ed and Jessica fell in love and she followed him to New Jersey and got married. They had two daughters named Louise and Marcia. Jessica and Ed moved to Estes Park because that is where they fell in love. Ed had a general store that Jessica sold books in. When he retired, she continued selling books with the help of her daughters. Every summer her daughter came up the help with the book store.  This tradition kept going after she passed away. In 1982 the store went through a flood and was destroyed. Eighty of the town’s people helped to rebuild the store. The Macdonald book store is still here today. 

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

Friday, March 13, 2020 « 11


Wandering Wildlife Society WILDLIFE TALKS THE ESTES PARK BLACK BEAR STORY WWS Members: FREE Non-WWS Members: $5 Donation




12:00-1:00 PM, THURSDAY, MARCH 26TH

PROTECT Improve Conserve


forests, wildlife & waters of the Estes Valley.


Upcoming Webinar: Bears Of The Smokies

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

Join black bear specialists Kim Delozier and Daryl Ratajczak as they take you on a fun and educational journey to learn about black bears of the Smokies. Although everyone knows the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the surrounding areas are chock full of bears, that wasn't always the case. Thanks to the incredible works of state and federal agencies as well as a plethora of bear biologists and private organizations, we've been able to bring back this icon of the Smokies from dangerously low numbers. You can learn about this incredible story on Thursday March 19th at 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) and hear from two of the individuals involved in this amazing comeback. The best part... you can sit in the comfort of your own home and talk with them. You can bring your whole family too!

To register ($15) for the webinar "Bears of the Smokies" wildlifeforyou.com/RTJCZK/ bearsofsmokies.html What better way to spend an evening at home than learning about the wildlife resources you care so much about. WFY Instructors: Kim Delozier - Best selling author and retired Wildlife Biologist of Great Smoky Mountains National Park Daryl Ratajczak - Former Black Bear Coordinator and Chief of Wildlife, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency PS - If you anticipate joining multiple wildlife webinars this year, take advantage of multi-class deals here: wildlifeforyou.com/RTJCZK/ multiclasspackage.

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 healthcare need is di昀erent than a 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:

12 » Friday, March 13, 2020


Casie Photographics

Local Volunteers Go Bald This Saturday To Support Childhood Cancer Research St. Baldrick’s Foundation event to raise money to find the best treatments for kids with cancer The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest private funder of children's cancer research grants, will host one of its signature head-shaving events at Estes Park Mountain Shop this Saturday, March 14, where volunteers will shave their heads to raise money for lifesaving childhood cancer research. Every two minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer worldwide, and in the U.S. one in five kids diagnosed won’t survive. Even for kids who do survive, by the time they’re 50, more than 99% have had a chronic health problem and 96% have experienced severe or life-threatening conditions. From its beginnings, St. Baldrick’s has believed that kids deserve the chance to be kids – funloving, carefree, refreshingly honest, and always a little goofy – and deserve the chance at a healthy future. That’s why St. Baldrick’s is on a mission to help kids defy the odds of childhood cancer by funding the best childhood cancer research, wherever it takes place. Donations raised at events like this have made it possible for St. Baldrick’s to fund more than $282 million, making it the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants. Over the course of 17 years, the Estes Park Mountain Shop has raised over $222,000 for kids with cancer. For year 18, our goals are set even higher as we acknowledge that unlike many of these children who face an uncertain future, we are lucky enough to know our hair will grow back. We invite you to join us in making a “bald” statement and helping us conquer kids’ cancer. While going

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

1700 Brodie Ave, Estes Park pccrusa.org Sunday Ser vices at 10am

Friday, March 13, 2020 « 13


Program Features Update On Coronavirus Outbreak

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


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

EVENT Sat. March 14, 2020 | 4-7 PM Estes Park Mountain Shop FOOD • DRINK • FUN! For more information call 970.586.6548, or email jenny@ estesparkmountainshop.com


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

COME JOIN US at our event and enjoy food, drink, and head shaving!

ESTES PARK MOUNTAIN SHOP 2050 Big Thompson Ave • (970) 586-6548 • estesparkmountainshop.com

Music In The Glen Returns March 13th!

Music In The Glen returns to the Glen Haven Town Hall this Friday, March 13 from 6-9 p.m. Come join the fun!

Map of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Colorado as of March 9.

Our last update on COVID-19, the illness caused by a novel coronavirus first identified in December 2019, was one month ago. Since that time, cases have appeared in Colorado, including Larimer County. On Saturday, March 14, the Estes Park Archives will host a free update on the outbreak from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. at "Ten Letters" on 240 Moraine Avenue. The discussion will include topics of "risks factors, including age," "mask or no

mask" and "living life as normal over the next few weeks versus considering lifestyle changes. The program is open to all, and during the winter season, it is rare that the room is filled to capacity, but we are encouraging those with underlying respiratory challenges or other chronic illnesses to consider sending a "surrogate" to obtain this information, rather than attending in person. For any questions, please call 586-4889.

14 Âť Friday, March 13, 2020


Kay Rosenthal PhD, RN Retirement Party! After 45 years in the nursing field, Kay Rosenthal PhD, RN is retiring! You might know Kay from her work at Estes Park Medical Center, Salud's Healthy People Project, Harmony Foundation, Inc., Options for Healthy Living, or the Larimer County Department of Health. Please join us to celebrate Kay’s nursing career at a reception on Saturday, March 28, 2-4 p.m., at the Estes Park United Methodist Church in Anderson Hall at 1509 Fish Hatchery Road.

Friday, March 13, 2020 « 15


CABINtique Celebrating One Year In Business They’re not kidding when they say, “Time flies when you are having fun.” CABINtique shop owner, Carey Stevanus, is having the best time and can hardly believe she’s been open for a whole year already. Stevanus says, “The things people warned me about are true too. 1. Starting a business in Estes Park is scary. 2. You will be working 70 hours a week. and 3. January is the worst month. ” She says, “All of those things are true, but it is still so much fun. I’m having the best time visiting with people and watching their faces light up when they find items that remind them of their childhood. Or hearing their stories about Estes of the past. ” Stevanus’ love of Estes Park history set her on a path to meet some very interesting people. She met Cheryl Pennington many years ago when she was just learning how to hand color photographs. Since Stevanus collected vintage hand colored photos from the area, they became quick friends. They also shared a mutual friend, Barbara Clatworthy Gish, the daughter of Fred Clatworthy. Gish allowed Pennington to reproduce her father’s early pho-

tographs of the area and hand color them. Pennington’s photos are sold at CABINtique. It’s a perfect fit since CABINtique is about honoring the past and making the old become new again. Many of the photos Pennington has reproduced are of the Lost Lodges of the area. The lodges which the pioneers built to house the growing number of summer visitors. Some of those lodges were lost when the National Park System decided to remove them. Others have been lost due to development and even fire. Stevanus thought it would be fun to celebrate her first anniversary with her friend, and asked Pennington to demonstrate her hand coloring technique at CABINtique. She will be in the shop from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., Saturday, March 14th. It is not a class, but a chance to meet Pennington and watch her process. She is now using Pan Pastels to color photos. If you are in search of a specific lodge or scene that CABINtique might not have in stock, you can ask Pennington if she might have it. If you haven’t been to CABINtique yet, please stop by to see what it is all about. You’ll be so glad you did!

Cheryl Pennington

Owner, Carey Stevanus




16 » Friday, March 13, 2020


COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Questions And Answers From Erica Williams, RN, BSN, Director of Infection Control at Estes Park Health

1. Q. What are coronaviruses? A: Human coronaviruses were first identified in the mid-1960s. They are a respiratory virus named for the crownlike spikes on their surface. We are currently aware of seven different types of human coronaviruses, four of which are associated with mild to moderate upperrespiratory tract illnesses, like the common cold. Other types of the virus in-

clude severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, (MERS) and Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), which is responsible for the latest outbreak. Although COVID-19 is similar to the other types of coronaviruses, it is unique in many ways and we are still learning more each day.

2. Q. How do you get infected with COVID-19? A: COVID-19 is spread by close person-to-person contact from droplets from a cough or sneeze, which can get into your mouth, nose, or lungs. Close contact is defined as being within approximately 6 feet of another person. There aren’t many cases in the U. S., so the risk of contracting COVID-19 is low 3. Q. How do I know if I have COVID-19?

A: If you were recently exposed to someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19 or have been in a place where an outbreak has occurred within the last two weeks the following symptoms could indicate you have contracted COVID-19: fever, cough, or shortness of breath. If you suspect you could have

COVID-19, please DO NOT come directly to Estes Park Health. Call 970586-2200 and use option 2 to speak with a Nurse. The Nurse will give you guidance on the procedures Estes Park Health has in place to help you, while restricting exposure to other patients and staff. Unless your symptoms are severe, call your healthcare provider first before entering Estes Park Health. Again, there are procedures in place to help you without exposing other patients and staff. When speaking with a healthcare provider on the phone, be sure to note your symptoms, travel history, or if you were exposed to a person diagnosed with the virus. 4. Q. How severe is this illness? A: The World Health Organization says 80% of people with COVID19 have a mild form of the illness with cold- or flu- like symptoms. The people most likely to get seriously ill from this virus are people over 60 and/or those with pre-existing health conditions. It is estimated that for every 100 cases of COVID-19, between two and four people would die. This is very different from a coronavirus like SARS, where nearly ten in 100 sick people died from the illness. 5. Q. I see people wearing masks, should I be doing that? A: Health officials in the U. S. do not recommend the use of masks among people not showing symptoms of COVID-19. People who are not sick

have a greater likelihood of staying well if they wash their hands frequently and avoid touching their faces. 6. Q. What can I do to prevent getting sick from COVID-19? A: The following tips will help to prevent COVID-19 as well as other respiratory viruses: • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcoholbased hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. • Don't touch your eyes, nose, or mouth, especially with unwashed hands. • Avoid close contact with people who are showing symptoms of illness. • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. Clean hands often when in public and touching public surfaces. • Cover your cough or sneezes with a tissue or sneeze into your elbow. Throw the tissue in the garbage and make sure to clean your hands afterwards. • Stay home when you are sick. Estes Park Health suggests that all Estes Valley community members use the following websites to stay updated on the most recent COVID-19 developments. • Johns Hopkins map: tinyurl.com/uwns6z5 • Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Covid-19 in Colorado: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/2019-novelcoronavirus • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) www.cdc.gov/ coronavirus/2019-ncov • Eph.org has links to all of these sites

Friday, March 13, 2020 « 17


Estes Park Quota Welcomes New Members & Recognizes Years Of Service

New members and their sponsors, Lori Smith, Mindy Stone, Susan Cordes, Molly Nosbisch, Diana David Brown & Mary Mesropian.

Shelia Ellzey, Barb Lister, Carol Smid and Linda Polland.

At a special dinner held last week at the Dunraven Inn, members of Estes Park Quota welcomed new members Diana David Brown, Susan Cordes and Mindy Stone to their club. Several members were also recognized for their many years of service to the club. Five years members are: Sheila Ellzey, P.J. O’Connor, Linda Polland, Carol Smid, Lynn Stepaniak and Vicki Wright. Ten year members recognized were Elaine Downing and Barb Lister and Joan Van Horn was recognized for her forty years of dedicated membership! Congratulations to all!

Estes Park Quota Donates To Via Mobility Services

Carol Smid, Molly Nosbisch, Frank Bruno, Lisa Bitzer and P.J. O’Connor. Photo by EP News/Kris Hazelton

This week, members of the Service to Seniors Committee of the Estes Park Quota Club donated $1,000 to Frank Bruno and Lia Bitzer of Via Mobility Services. Via Mobility is a private, non-profit organization that provides customers with transportation and mobility options that enable them to live a more self-sufficient and independent life. They have been in business for forty years and provide 450 trips per month here in Estes Park for those in need, helping enhance people’s independence and quality of life.

March 21, 2020


RATES for our Pool Side & Pool View Rooms. BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY AND DIVE INTO THE FUN! Kid Friendly Food Options Build-Your-Own Burgers Family-Friendly Movies Wild Game Bratwurst 21+ Drink Specials


RidgelineHotel.com/pool-party 101 South Saint Vrain Avenue | Estes Park, CO


18 » Friday, March 13, 2020


Red Nekkerson was a redneck, a slow talking country bumpkin heard regularly on a southern radio program. One day he was talking about jealousy. His version went like this: “Some of you men are jealous. You don’t want other men touching or hugging your wives. Some of you don’t even want them shaking their hands. I’m just the opposite. My wife Nectarine and I go out dancing. She likes all that hugging and touching. You can dance with my wife. I ain’t jealous. But you’d better keep your cotton-pickin’ hands off my pickup truck!” When we hear of people who have suffered great losses we can get an insight into what they value most. A California doctor told of losing his beautiful California home in a terrible fire. His luxury cars were parked in the garage and unable to be rescued. Fire fighters were unable to get anything out, including priceless, unreplaceable items. He said, “We’ve lost everything of value to us!” Just then he realized he was standing there with his arm around his lovely wife. Their daughters, crying, were huddled close. Then it hit him. Everything that is really important is right there with him. His wife and daughters were safe and healthy. Nothing that was lost was really important in comparison. We need to carefully evaluate things that are taken from us as to real importance. You probably remember hearing the story of a Chinese peasant who had one horse among his few possessions. One day the gate was left open and the horse ran off. His neighbors came to console him. “So sad! So sad!” they said. He responded: “We’ll just wait and see.” A few days later the horse returned, leading a small herd of mustangs it had gathered. The neighbors came to rejoice with the old man, “So good! So good!” they said. He responded as before, “We’ll just wait and see.” Soon his son, in the course of breaking one of the mustangs, was thrown and injured his leg. Here came the neighbors with their “So sad! So sad!” condolence, only to hear the old man say as before. Very soon the emperor declared war and every able-bodied young man was commanded to go to fight battles that took many lives…battles this young man would never have to fight. Most families, including mine, have experienced similar things. I was in a leaders meeting in Los Angeles when someone came rushing in to Inform me that my car, parked on the street in front of the church building, was on fire. It was! A blazing inferno, started by a match thrown through my open driver’s side window. It was a total loss! At first we were much like the old man’s friends, “So sad! So sad!” Then it dawned on us that we had wanted a larger car because we were adopting another child and that car wasn’t big enough. Now the insurance company would provide our larger car. What was the most important,,,that little Toyota or the great son that God brought into our lives to bless us and multitudes of others through his service as a public servant. We know the answer. Our country has many baubles and bangles. In pagan lands they bow to gods and worship all kinds of statues, idols, and images. Americans wouldn’t do that, would they? No, we’d just take second jobs, live beyond our means, apply for more credit, and often surrender our peace and serenity just in order to acquire a little more of what the Mile-Hi Flea Market calls ‘stuff’. Someone has said that “It’s OK to have things (‘stuff’) but it’s bad when things (‘stuff’) has you!” So, let’s count our true blessings and thank God for each one. Bob Lewis

Estes Park Senior Citizens Center Menu 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

March 23 - March 27 Monday, Mar 23 Monte Cristo Sandwich w/ pasta salad Tuesday, Mar 24 Swiss Mushroom Burger w/ 3 bean salad Wednesday, Mar 25 Fried Chicken (3 pc) w/ mashed potatoes, gravy & vegetables Thursday, Mar 26 Chicken Parmesan w/ Spaghetti, garlic bread & side salad Friday, Mar 27 Shrimp Platter (5 grilled & 5 fried) w/ Homemade Chips & 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 16th, you need to call before 1:00 PM on Friday, Mar 13th. 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.


It’s Time For All Children Going Into Kindergarten 2020 To Pick Up Their Be Ready Backpacks!

School starts August, 2020! Do you have a child that will be going to kindergarten this Fall? EVICS has been busy the past few weeks preparing and delivering the Be Ready backpacks to local preschools for all children heading to kindergarten. If you haven’t received a backpack yet, please come by our office to pick up a free backpack with helpful information to prepare your child for kindergarten. Be Ready is a program available through EVICS that believes that all children in Larimer County should be prepared to enter school. Be Ready provides a “Ready Set Kindergarten” Guide for each four-year old entering school that provides fun activities for making friends and getting along in the classroom, tips to get ready for reading, writing, and math, as well as a month by month guide to keep your family on track with kindergarten registration, vaccinations, and more! This guide is available at EVICS or at

bereadylarimercounty.org and is in each Be Ready backpack provided to your preschooler. EVICS is partnering with Estes Park School District and the Estes Valley Library for The Estes Park Be Ready Family Fun Fair on Saturday, April 4th from 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the Estes Park Elementary School Gym. The fair will offer children’s activities, professional “ask” the experts, community resources, developmental screening information, emergency vehicles and a school bus, breakfast burritos and coffee, and much more! This event is for children 0-8 and their family and free! We hope to see you there! Stop by our EVICS office to pick up your very own Be Ready Passport to bring to the Be Ready Fair! We are located at 1182 Graves Avenue, Unit A, Estes Park, office@evics.org, 970-5863055, www.evics.org

Friday, March 13, 2020 « 19


Estes Park Elementary School Preschool Is Expanding for 2020/2021 TEACHER

School Hours

Our Preschool runs on a Tuesday-Friday schedule. The AM session is 8:1011:10, PM session is 12:20-3:20 and full day session is 8:10-3:20. Preschool follows the same calendar as the Estes Park Elementary School. TEACHER 

1/2 Day or Full Day

As part of the expansion we will be able to offer both 1/2 day and full day Preschool sessions

Application Deadline Please return your preregistration application to the Elementary School office no later than April 10th 2020. You can also mail your application in to the address listed below.

We are excited to announce that our Preschool program is expanding next year!  Our program is for children ages 4 and 5 who will enter kindergarten the following year. Currently Accepting Pre-Registration Applications To obtain a  pre-registration form for Preschool, please stop in the front office of the Elementary School or go to: www.estesschools.org/epespreschool to print one. Completing the pre-registration application does not guarantee acceptance into the program. If your child is accepted into the program, we will contact you to discuss registration requirements.  

Contact Us Estes Park Elementary School 1505 Brodie Ave Estes Park, CO 80517 970-586-7406 www.estesschools.org

20 » Friday, March 13, 2020


Ballet Renaissance 2020

BR Protégé students stretch at the beginning of a new year of study PCCR, January 2020

Sat., April 18

10am - 5pm

Estes Park Events Complex

With special guests: Huckleberry & Wild Bill from Mountain Monsters! Cliff Barackman from Finding Bigfoot! Plus: Meet Bigfoot! Axe throwing! Climbing wall! Giant slide! Live music! Face painting! And lots more!


Family-friendly fun! EventsInEstes.com

A Town of Estes Park Signature Event

Ballet Renaissance is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization committed to educating and inspiring youth and the community through the art of classical ballet. Founded in southeast Michigan in June of 1997, Ballet Renaissance established a second branch in northern Colorado (fall 2011), when founder Brianna Furnish moved to Estes Park. Here in Colorado, Ballet Renaissance partners with Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County (since 2016), and Center Stage School of Dance and Gymnastics (since 2011). Additional Colorado partners include the Oratorio Society of Estes Park (since 2015), and most recently the Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies (PCCR), which stepped up to provide a home for Ballet Renaissance’s newest program, Protégé (2018). Protégé is a tuition-free ballet program for particularly committed students who wish to focus in a more in depth way, on classical training. Protégé began in Loveland, in partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County (January 2018), and expanded to Estes Park, in partnership with PCCR (fall 2018). Pastor Michael Moore of PCCR said, “PCCR is honored to host Ballet Renaissance’s Protégé. The partnership is a blessing for all of us.”

Ballet Renaissance looks forward to presenting the opening ballet vignette for Center Stage’s annual Spring Gala Performance, on stage at the YMCA of the Rockies Walter G. Ruesch Auditorium, in May. Choreographer, Radoslaw Kokoszka, together with Furnish, will tell the story of Beauty and the Beast, with an original ballet set to the music of Beethoven. Upcoming this summer, Ballet Renaissance will host its fifth annual summer program for Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County participants here in Estes Park, culminating in its second annual summer intensive at Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies. Both offerings are supported by the Estes Valley Community Fund of the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado. Come fall, Ballet Renaissance looks forward to expanding Protégé. Ballet Renaissance would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all its partners and supporters, locally and otherwise, who help, and have helped the organization, continue its work for students and the community. For more information about Ballet Renaissance visit: www.balletren.org or contact: balletren@balletren.org.

Friday, March 13, 2020 « 21


Shake Your Shamrocks At Circle 119 American Legion Hall On St. Patrick’s Day

Put on your best green finery and get ready to shake your shamrocks at the Circle 119 American Legion Post’s St. Patrick’s Day Party Tuesday, March 17th. Not Irish? No problem! We’ll provide you with documentation to be an official citizen of the Emerald Isle for the evening. The festivities begin at 5 o’clock and food will be served until 7:30 p.m. In addition to the traditional fare we’ve all come to expect on St. Patrick’s Day— Guinness and specialty cocktails will be featured—guest chef John Marshall is

preparing a full buffet of Irish culinary favorites. The menu includes: • Corned beef and cabbage • Vegan Irish stew • Lamb stew • Shepherd’s pie • Soda bread • Yummy desserts The cover charge is $13 for Legion members; $17 for non-members; and $7 for children under the age of 12. All prices are per person. In addition to a meal that would make any leprechaun proud, partygoers will singalong to Irish tunes throughout the evening and will have the opportunity to take part in a treasure hunt challenging their knowledge of Irish trivia. Come join the celebration and help support the Circle 119 American Legion Post, located at the intersection of Highways 7 and 36 in Estes Park.

22 » Friday, March 13, 2020


Friday, March 13, 2020 « 23


Sign Up For Beer Bound 5K Run Scheduled For March 28, 2020 Join us for the second annual Rock Cut Beer Bound 5k! This fun run will be all about enjoying spring in the mountains, hanging out with good friends, and of course, a beer at the end! The race will take place starting and ending at Rock Cut Brewing Company. We'll have staggered starts for runners and walkers, with the first at 11 a.m. and

the second just a few minutes later. The beginning of the course follows Moraine Avenue and will feature gorgeous views of the Continental Divide as you run

west toward Rocky Mountain National Park. At Marys Lake Road, you'll turn south and head up a moderately-steepbut-short hill to Riverside Drive (keep an eye out for wild turkeys!). Take another left to go east on Riverside Drive and run near the Big Thompson River on your downhill descent back to the brewery. Pre-registration is $18/person; race day registration is available at $25/person. Race fees include your choice of race swag (beanie, fanny pack, or neck gaiter, all embroidered with the race logo), a free beer at the finish (21+, please), and other fun goodies including stickers, coupons, and more! Let's get outside, get some exercise, then enjoy a brew together afterwards! Start time is 11:00 a.m. Price: $18.00 race fee + $2.50 sign-up fee. Registration price increases to $25.00 after March 27, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Go to tinyurl.com/r4c2sbq or check out the Beer Bound 5K FB page to sign-up today! Photo by Oakley Cline @oakley.cline.

I’m Shaving My Head This Weekend To Help End Childhood Cancer Last chance to donate! I’m Kylie Romig and I’m shaving my head this Saturday at St. Baldrick’s Day to help end childhood cancer. There is still time to donate and help me surpass my fundraising goal. Kylie said, “I am a childhood cancer survivor and was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL) when I was 18 months old. I went through five years of chemotherapy, bone marrow tests, spinal taps, multiple surgeries, blood transfusions and radiation treatments. Now, I’m a wife to a loving, and supportive husband and a mom of four young children and I can’t imagine having to go through that with my children

or for any other child to have to endure all of that! The event takes place this Saturday, March 14th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the The Estes Park Mountain Shop, 2050 Big Thompson Ave. Anyone can donate to my cause by: • Going to www.stbaldricks.org and search for my name (Kylie Romig) and donate on the site. • Or you can call 888-899-BALD (2253) and process a credit card payment over the phone to your fundraising efforts. Thank you so much for helping me out, I greatly appreciate your love and support of this important fundraiser.

24 » Friday, March 13, 2020


Making A Lot Of Dough By: Robert Ruesch

will cook but he doesn’t bake at home.” Asked what Mark likes to bake the best For Mark Kozlowski, baking is more than just a job or profession, it has been her answer is “bread.” Each week, in the summer mark bakes a special loaf of a mission for many years. “Mark the Baker”, as he is known at Estes Park Cen- bread for the outdoor vesper and communion service. You can see the comter YMCA has baked more cookies, mitted honor in the way the bread is brownies, loaves of bread, rolls than readied for the Wednesday evening could be counted. service. Mark had worked with the YMCA in A few years ago, Mark was walking other capacities before he started in the from the kitchen to the Rustic Café to bakery with, who else but Baker Bill deliver homemade, freshly baked cookback in 1999. Some of his jobs at the Y ies that would be for sale. He stopped, been working in Housekeeping and the talked to a family that was guests, told trash truck. He also worked in the Program Department in what was called the them where the cookies would be sold, but went one better, offering each family Golf Shack and at the Roller Rink. member a complimentary treat. His career path to the YMCA started Asked what Melanie sees as Mark’s best on an island in Hawaii where he comqualities, she pauses, takes her time to pleted his college degree at the Univercraft her thoughts and states: “He is a sity of Hawaii in 1985. He was offered a

students arrive from around the world one lucky person will be assigned to the bakery, where Mark will mentor them. He will learn to say “Hello, Good-bye, and Merry Christmas” in their language. Julie Watkins, President and CEO of the YMCA of the Rockies worked with Mark as they both started their career together. Julie states, “In 1986 I was a seasonal employee living in Hague. (Employee housing.) My roommate, Carol, worked with Mark at the mini-golf course. Handing out golf clubs with Bob Ecker is where the YMCA experience all started for this “surfer dude” from Hawaii. Decades later and after thousands of Mark’s fabulous cookies have been consumed by our guests, he is a great example of being committed to our mission. Thank you, Mark, for your

present it to him.” When you ask Mark about his longevity at the Y what was the best part of his years employed, he answers. “Working with people, I just love that. The Y is family.” Mark’s favorite sweet baked good, cinnamon chip muffins, order please! Recipe for 2,400 brownies 61 lbs. 8 oz flour 32 cups of cocoa (2 gallons) 57 lbs. sugar 80 cups oil (5 gallons) 2 cups salt 4 cups vanilla 384 eggs 48 cups chocolate chips (3 gallons) Robert N. Ruesch is the author of two

International student Laura Sandoval from Porta Rico prepares muffins, and other Mark Kozlowski - doing what he does best when at work, making, baking and sharing goodies for the staff and guests. She is part of the summer intern program that is a vithe delights of the Y bakery. tal segment of the YMCA of the Rockies to further train and help students from foreign countries.

service to the YMCA. I wish you well in your retirement.” Mike Kingston, Food Service Director has comfortable confidence in working with Mark. “He is the real deal. I don’t usually like getting up in front of a group to talk, but when Mark received his 30year YMCA service pin, I wanted to

books about the YMCA of the Rockies (available at Macdonald Book Shop and the General Store at the YMCA) he grew up in Estes Park and how resides in a small hamlet in the foothills, of Colorado called Evergreen where he continues to write articles and is working on another book.

Baking Dept. Here is where it all happens, notice the long wood table, that was once a bowling alley. The machines on the left help keep the production of baked goods going each day. All items are wrapped for sanitation and freshness.

job using his education, but fate would have it, he wanted the summer off and came to Cripple Creek Colorado, heard about the YMCA, and history was created. Mark never worked in an island paradise but has dedicated his life to a paradise called Estes Park, Colorado. He married Melanie in 1995 while in Bellingham, Washington while she was in school completing her degree. “This is the life we carved out for ourselves, and I wouldn’t change it.” States Melanie as she sits in the Estes Valley Library where she works in the children’s section. “Mark

man of integrity, hardworking, says what he does, and is a fantastic father and husband.” Speaking of hard work, how about baking one-hundred pies, of various flavors for over two-hundred people. It is not an uncommon task to mix, bake, slice and produce brownies for over 2,400 dessert starved individuals! The baking preparation is done on what was once one of the bowling lanes at the YMCA’s Longhouse. The YMCA of the Rockies seeks to work with many countries, international

Large Baking Ovens-To keep up with the demand for baked goods, large ovens are needed to produce the number of muffins, brownies, cookies, cakes, and pies. These ovens can turn out massive amounts of sweet-smelling and delicious treats.

Artist’s Pallet-This long woodblock is where the process begins and where much of the baking process is completed. One would wonder how many brownies were created here.

Friday, March 13, 2020 « 25


This Weekend Is Your Final Chance To See The Repertoire Theatre Company’s “The Savannah Sipping Society” The Estes Park Repertoire Theatre Company presents final performances of its last play, “The Savannah Sipping Society” by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, at the American Legion Post 119 on 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. Curtain time is 7:00 p.m. on March 14 and 2:30 p.m. on March 15 at the 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. Don’t miss your chance to see these fun ladies on a veranda in Savannah for happy hour. The laughs and the liquor will flow!

Photos courtesy Marsha Hobert & Christann Higley.

26 » Friday, March 13, 2020


15th Annual Backcountry Film Festival Comes To Estes Park Congratulations to Alec Throne, the Estes Park High School Student of the Week for March 13, 2020. At EPHS, Alec is on the baseball team and a member of the backcountry ski club. He earned a varsity letter in baseball as well as in academics and he maintains a 3.94 GPA. When not at school he loves to go skiing, backpacking, hiking and doing anything outdoors. This summer he plans to travel with a school group to the Dominican Republic to help build a house for a family in need. He likes to try exotic foods and has eaten guinea pig, whale, reindeer and alpaca meat. Alec ’s favorite quote is: “What is weird, someone who is different, or someone who is different from you?” by Sensei Wu. He likes this quote because he thinks if people kept 10th Grade this in mind, it would help people be more kind to others. of his plans and said, “I should probably After high school, he’s still not sure start thinking about that!”

Alec Throne

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.

Mar 3 - Mar 9, 2020 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

37º 47º 48º 49º 53º 53º 55º

26º 28º 32º 20º 29º 28º 13º

Tr Tr Tr Tr Tr Tr 0

Apr. 8 Full Moon

Calling all “go big or go home” winter enthusiasts! Get ready to get goosebumps while you “Ooh!” and “Ahh!” at the impact and importance of our winter wildlands through this collection of short films. The fifteenth annual Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival will show in Estes Park on Thursday, March 19 at the Historic Park Theater. All proceeds will benefit The Colorado Mountain Club as a nonprofit. Produced each year as a celebratory, backcountry community event by the Winter Wildlands Alliance, the 15th Annual Backcountry Film Festival film line-up is full of snowy, cinematic adventure sure to inspire both the local backcountry and general communities. Winter Wildlands Alliance is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving winter wildlands and a quality human- powered snow

sports experience on public lands. By partnering with groups like The Colorado Mountain Club at a local level, the Winter Wildlands Alliance raises funds for these groups and communities through the annual Backcountry Film Festival national tour. All funds raised directly benefit local projects and programs that perpetuate access and stewardship of public lands. Adventure, environment and climate, youth outdoors, ski cultureyou’ll find it all in this award-winning lineup. Films in this year’s program include: • Can’t Ski Vegas - Joey Schusler, Ben Page, Thomas Woodson • Drawn to High Places - Elise Giordano + Outdoor Research • Endless Winter: Chapter 1 - Nikolai Schirmer • KHUTRAO - Agreste Chile • Leave Nice Tracks - Marius Becker, Dan Cirenza, Kyle Crichton • A Climb for Equality - Caroline Gleich + Rylo • Colter’s Route - Sawyer Thomas + Riis Wilbrecht + Dynafit • Backflippers - Luigi Dellarole • Climate Change in the Kennels - Denali National Parks • Peak Obsession (32:30) Cody Townsend + Bjarne Salen Funds raised at each screening stay in the local community to support humanpowered recreation and conservation efforts, winter education and avalanche/safety programs and to raise awareness of winter management issues. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the screening beings at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $12.00 for members and $15.00 for non-members and can be purchased online at bit.ly/bcffestespark or at the door.

Friday, March 13, 2020 « 27


Theme, Prizes Unveiled For 2020 Estes Park Duck Race By: Rita DuChateau

Although the Fall River is crusted with ice, everyone knows the Estes Park Rotary Duck Race Festival is right around the bend. The race committee has unveiled this year’s theme and major prizes. The list of participating organizations that will benefit is complete, the roster of major and associate sponsors finalized, and duck adoptions have begun. The theme of the Saturday, May 2 event captures the beauty of life in the Rockies and features mascot Lucky Duck decked out in a purple Derby Hat. The race coincides with the famous Kentucky Derby. Each year the race chairperson (a. k.a. Big Duck), works with a local artist to create a unique mascot style. “Local Herd” cartoon creator Tim Buck is the 2020 artist. Big Duck Karen Thompson’s love of gardening became her inspiration for Lucky’s Columbine-bedecked hat, which appears on this year’s poster, adoption forms and other media. “I like to garden and I also like wildflowers,” she said. “We thought the state flower, the Columbine, on her Derby Hat would make Lucky look stunning this year! ”

The Festival will feature activities at Nicky’s Steakhouse and George Hix Memorial Riverside Plaza, and a Duck Waddle 5K sponsored by the Estes Park Running

Club. The Estes Park Rotary’s Friendship Card, a fundraising and discount program, will be offered for sale on Race Day. Visit www.facebook.com/ EPFriendshipCard for details. Interactive games for the kids, live music, merchandise sales, and thousands of plastic ducks “paddling” to the finish line will combine to make the Festival fun for all ages. Lucky in her Derby Hat

• Fastest Duck Prize - $4,000 cash. • $2,000 cash • Three-night stay for two in a suite at The Pine Lodge on Whitefish River, Whitefish, Montana, located on the doorstep of majestic Glacier National Park. The package includes access to all amenities: continental breakfast, standup paddle boards, kayaks, bicycles and a guided trip to Glacier National Park. • Three-night stay for two at Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite, Fish Camp, California, a resort two miles from Yosemite National Park. Tenaya Lodge is an allseason resort with lodge and cottage rooms, recreational activities, a spa, indoor and outdoor pools and dining venues. The package includes breakfast and an all-day tour of Yosemite for two. • Three-night stay for two at Explorer Cabins at Yellowstone, West Yellowstone, Montana. The trip includes an all-day guided snow coach tour to the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone or Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone National Park; park fees and box lunches; dinner at the Branch Restaurant; and tickets to the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center and IMAX Theater in West Yellowstone. "Everyone loves to take a vacation, and Delaware North Parks and Resorts has offered some great choices again this year," Thompson said. "The trip prizes will definitely add to the duck-citement for our fans." Additionally, there will be hundreds of

“This is The Rotary Club of Estes Park’s largest fundraising and ‘fun-raising' event, a not-to-be missed Saturday in the Rockies,” Thompson said. The 2020 event will feature two major cash prize and three vacation packages donated by Delaware North Parks and Resorts. Top prizes Explorer Cabins at Yellowstone are:

prizes donated by Estes Valley merchants. As the ducks arrive, every prize winner will be listed on prize boards near The Wheel Bar, near the finish line. The reason for the race? To help 67 Estes Valley groups and charities. The complete list of beneficiaries is available on epduckrace.org. “I am very excited about the number and quality of the organizations we will be supporting this year,” said Larry Williams, Duck Race Festival Committee member who coordinated selection of beneficiaries. “We are welcoming some new charities and look forward to their participation.” The generosity of major and associate sponsors makes the race possible, said Scott Thompson, who led the sponsorship effort with Bill Solms. A major sponsor contributes $500 or more in cash or services to support race prizes. An associate sponsor kicks in $100 in cash or services. The company logos of major sponsors and names of associate sponsors appear on Duck Race posters and website. In addition, major sponsors are listed on adoption forms. The 2020 goal is to raise $135,000 or more in duck adoptions. Adoptions benefit the participating organizations that sell them. For each $20 adoption form sold, $19 goes to the beneficiaries. In the past 30 years, the Estes Park Duck Race has returned more than $2.7 million to the Estes Valley.

Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite

Pine Lodge

28 » Friday, March 13, 2020


A Donor Died. Now What Happens? By: Karen McPherson, reporting to the community on behalf of the Estes Valley Legacy Collaborative

“Ideally, people live long, consolidate their assets, give away their crap before they die, and die liquid. ” Who plays by those rules??! Last week, members of the Estes Valley Legacy collaborative traveled to a lecture in Denver that drew fellow nonprofits and development directors from the front range. The speaker was Fredrick B. Weber, Sr. Vice President, Estate Settlement Services Practice Leader at Northern Trust in Chicago. Weber self-describes as a professional corporate fiduciary*. Essentially, he is a lawyer who settles estates and was there to share some tips on what to expect when a donor dies and how to make the process easier for those left with your assets. First and foremost, he suggests getting rid of or assigning your timeshare. Nobody wants to buy it; it is hard to sell in the settlement of the estate. Secondly, get rid of assets with no market value (ie. you invested 10k in a college friends’ business and get a $100 check here and there as a result). But, more importantly to donors and

the nonprofits that benefit from those donation…Donors need to be sure they are using the correct name of the nonprofit (Estes Park Health Foundation vs The Hospital) and the EIN number in their will. It is recommended that donors give to unrestricted funds, in other words, allow the nonprofit to use the money for what they deem as the best use. Note to Donors: Be accurate! You want your money to go to the right place. Note to Nonprofits: Do you have your legal organization name and EIN number on your donation requests, website, and other relevant materials? When a donor dies, the fiduciary (could be a lawyer at a corporation, could be Uncle Albert, a daughter of the deceased, etc) will ask for the following from the nonprofit: 1) an IRS determination letter, 2) a W-9 signed by an authorized individual, 3) corporate resolution identifying the authorized individual and possibly 4) a copy of the organization’s gift acceptance policy (in the event of restrictions or the fiduciary is dealing with a weird asset…a boat the donor wanted to give, for example). Note to Nonprofits: do you have items 13 at the ready?

Mango And Lucky Need New, Forever Homes! Sweet Mango is about a year old. He is happy, healthy, playful and friendly. He just flew in from the US Virgin Island of St. Croix and needs a new, loving home. His beautiful eyes are a little crossed, which may indicate some Siamese in him, but we are not sure. Mango is currently living at the Pet Lodge at the Animal Medical Center. Stop by or call 970286-1652 to meet this special cat. 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 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. A quiet home, likely without other pets would be best for him at this time. Call for an appointment to meet sweet Lucky at 970-2861652. 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 970-2861652.



King Tut was buried in a coffin of gold. Don’t be like a pharoh. Consolidate and organize your assets so that your beneficiaries know what to do with all your treasures.

Weber raised a red flag at an issue that concerns him on behalf of nonprofits. Many donors assign a nonprofit as a beneficiary for their IRA, payable on their death to the organization. He is seeing instances where the account holder is not notifying the nonprofit, or nonprofits are forced to open an account with the IRA company. Note to Donors: If you leave a planned gift, be sure the organization has the information they need to receive your gift: the holding company of the IRA and the trustee of your estate. Note to Nonprofits: do you know the where your planned IRA gifts are held and who the trustee is of those accounts? If Sally dies, is her daughter responsible for releasing the distribution from Fidelity? Have the conversation. A final big lesson learned from this presentation was the difference between a residual benefit and a specific gift. An example of a residual benefit is when 5% of Sally’s estate goes to a designated nonprofit. A specific gift is when the will states a specific dollar amount, “$5000 of Sally’s estate goes to X nonprofit, EIN #.” If Sally leaves a nonprofit a specific gift, the nonprofit should expect to get a letter from the fiduciary stating they are a specific beneficiary of the estate and confirm the amount intending to be paid out. Once the estate is settled (ie. all lawyer fees paid, other debts are paid, assets are sold, etc,), the nonprofit can expect to get a check. It usually takes within 6 months to 2 years to settle an estate. If Sally leaves a residual amount of 5% to a nonprofit, the nonprofit is a beneficiary of her estate and, by law, is entitled to full accounting of all money in (any assets sold) and out (any fees or debts paid) of the estate. The fiduciary has a duty to account for all money in and out and to be transparent with all beneficiaries.

Note to Nonprofits: If you are expecting or know of a residual planned gift, again, know who the trustee is so that you, the trustee, and the fiduciary can connect. Here is a ringer…if Sally says to a nonprofit, “I am going to sell my diamond ring next fall and want to give you the money for childcare,” get it in writing. This is a gift pledge document. God forbid Sally should die before next fall, but her living intention was to donate the sale of the ring. She obviously doesn’t want it to go to her daughter-in-law! So, the pledge document becomes a liability (or dept owed) upon her death and should be presented to the fiduciary settling the estate. Note to donors: If you are in the process of making a donation, or expect to make a donation that depends on the close of another transaction, write it up with the nonprofit so they actually get the money you intend to give. Note to nonprofits: If a donor says they want to do something like this, get it in writing. Thank you to all the donors out there and all the nonprofits doing great work. The intention is to make sure that when people intend to donate, their money gets to the right place. To learn more about planned giving and the fourteen organizations participating in Estes Valley Legacy, go to plannedgiving.epnonprofit.org. *The word fiduciary was used frequently at this presentation; this is a noun and an adjective. You can be a fiduciary, that means you are responsible for the well being of someone, or a group of people. This responsibility usually involves someone’s finances and management of their assets. You can also have fiduciary responsibilities that involve trust, especially with regard to the relationship between a trustee and a beneficiary.

Friday, March 13, 2020 « 29


Bigfoot Days Festival Announces Event Activities The Town of Estes Park’s Events Division has rounded out the activities for Bigfoot Days. This free, family-friendly event, held Saturday, April 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Events Complex, will feature bigfoot investigators and television celebrities, live music, and other entertainment. Popular stars of the Travel Channel’s show Mountain Monsters Joe “Huckleberry” Lott and “Wild” Bill Neff will have a meet-and-greet at their booth and will do a public question and answer session. Both are former Marines and are now core members of the Appalachian Investigators of Mysterious Sightings Team (AIMS). However, it wasn't until the members of the team had their own personal encounters with

creatures that they became believers. There are creatures both legendary and unidentified roaming the Appalachian Mountains, and a band of hardcore hunters and trappers have

made it their life's work to investigate them. You can currently watch Huckleberry and Wild Bill, along with Buck, Jeffro, and Willy on the Travel Channel and Destination America's hit series, Mountain Monsters!

Well-known bigfoot investigator Cliff Barackman has been a dedicated sasquatch field researcher for more than two decades. It was his dedication to the subject and his online presence that drew the attention of Discovery Communications, which later invited him to be a starring cast member of all 100 episodes of Animal Planet’s Finding Bigfoot television series. Both on- and off-camera, he has managed to gather data supporting the hypothesis that sasquatches are an undiscovered species of great ape that walks upright and lives in North America. He will provide a presentation on his research and will be at his booth to meet fans and bigfoot enthusiasts. Local bigfoot investigator, Kenneth Collins, will also provide a presentation

on his experiences and will have artifacts and evidence, including track castings from the area, available for viewing.

The day’s line-up also includes: • Live music with The Red Iron Push, the dirty-country-blues band bringing all the soul and grit a band can fit into a song. Serving the song and bringing wine to the weary, the authentic Red Iron Push is making their name known by shaking the status quo and bringing the best country, rock and blues. • Live music from That Damn Sasquatch, a Denver based band with multiple musical interests and instrumentation. While blending the genres of bluegrass, country, zydeco, blues, and rock, the band’s mixture of versatile originals and eclectic covers ensure every show is an amazing and unique performance. • Axe throwing (free) • Indoor climbing wall (free) • Indoor giant slide for the kids (free) • Face painting (free) • A great mix of food and other vendors Plan to attend and have a blast discovering if you are a believer... or not! Business sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information about the event visit www.EventsInEstes.com or contact Events staff at events@estes.org or 970586-6104.


The Rich Flanery Team has been serving the Estes Park Community for over 20 years.

So, give us a call today at (970) 577-9200 and let our team get to work for you!

Rich Flanery Loan Officer – NMLS# 256117

Phone (970) 577-9200 501 Saint Vrain Lane, Suite 101, Estes Park, CO 80517


Equal Housing Lender ©2020 Mortgage Solutions of Colorado, LLC, dba Mortgage Solutions Financial NMLS #61602, headquartered at 5455 N Union Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80918, 719-447-0325. AL 21883; AR 104413; AZ BK-0928346; Licensed by the Dept of Business Oversight Under CA Residential Mortgage Lending Act License 4130456 & CA Finance Lenders Law License 603H857; CO Mortgage Co. Registration; CT ML-61602; DC MLB61602; DE Licensed by the Commissioner, 20424, exp. 12/31/20; FL MLD902; GA 37525; IA MBK-2013-0042, IA MBK-2014-0038; ID MBL-7290; IL MB.6760816, for licensing information, go to: www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org; IN 17441; KS MC.0001684; KY MC83187; LA Residential Mortgage Lending License; MD 19702; ME 61602; MI FR0018740 & SR0018741; MN-MO-61602, MN-MO-61602.1, MN-MO-61602.2; MO 19-1769; MS 61602; MT Lender & Servicer Licenses 61602; NC L-157264; ND MB102837; NE 2000, NE61602; NJ Mortgage Lender, Licensed by the NJ Dept of Banking & Insurance; NM 02464; NV 4668 & 4399; OH RM.850123.000; OK ML010480, ML011367, ML011368, ML011644; OR ML-4912; PA 43167; RI Licensed Lender 20122869LL, RI Licensed Mortgage Servicer 20153143LS; SC MLS-61602, OTN1, OTN2, OTN3; SD ML.05086; TN 109443; TX-SML Mortgage Banker Registration & Residential Mortgage Loan Servicer Registration; VT Loan Servicer 61602-1; WA CL61602; WI 61602BA & 61602BR; WV ML-32877; WY MBL1022 and SL-2600.


Our team has over 80 years of combined experience in helping families find the home loan to fit their needs. We offer a full range of products – FHA loans, VA loans, Conventional loans, Rural Home loans and many more. We are looking forward to working with you to make your dreams come true in a practical way. But it starts with a conversation.

30 » Friday, March 13, 2020


Cowboy Brad Concert To Benefit Neighbors In Need/Crossroads Ministry Crossroads Ministry of Estes Park was so encouraged to receive an email from someone who was touched by the work they’ve been doing in the community for the last 38 years. Crossroad’s Executive Director, Brian Schaffer, commented how “It’s always a humbling reminder of the difference we’re making in the lives of people who have found help for the day and hope for tomorrow. Each person who comes through our doors are greeted by a staff of volunteers and paid employees who work together to the meet the needs of the people. Our hope is that ALL people feel warmly welcomed and loved through the interaction with our compassionate team who serve at Crossroads. ” Here’s the email they received from a person who had a great experience at Crossroads in 1997: “Twenty-three years ago I came to know Crossroads Ministry in Estes Park as a wonderful, caring place I could come for assistance until I got on my feet in town and it was one of the best experiences of my life. In those early years, the manager/caseworker of Crossroads Ministry was Jennifer (who has since gone on to work with Native tribes in New Mexico/Arizona). Your ministry gave me hope when I needed it the most and through hard work and determination I was able to secure a good-paying position at Safeway, where I worked my way up to a managerial position and was able to become an independent, contributing member of the community. I owe a great debt of thanks to Crossroads Ministry and would only ask for a small bit of help in the form of information if I might ask you. My daughter, who is now over 40 with teenagers of her own (one of working age) who are all living in New York State

but having a difficult time living in an economically-depressed area there, is hoping for the chance to come back to the Loveland area, where she was born and attended school. She has acquired caregiver skills (caring for people with disabilities, etc.) and is a certified caregiver. All I wish to know is if there is an organization (as much like Crossroads Ministry as possible) in the Loveland area at this time and if so, could you make a recommendation of such an organization that may help her get resettled in her hometown area? This is literally her dream and that of her friends, who still live in the area and are anxious to have her back home. Any information you may be able to provide will be gratefully appreciated! My heartfelt thanks to your ministry, the wonderful work you do for those in need and for all your ministry did for me when I was a struggling newcomer to Estes Park all those years ago. Words cannot express my thanks to all of you. God bless you and all your volunteers and may your ministry continue to uplift those who seek a chance to make a life for themselves and their families! ” Consider attending a benefit concert on Sunday, April 5th, with Cowboy Brad Fitch to support the work Crossroads is doing. Brad will be singing songs from James Taylor and Gordon Lightfoot. The concert will be held at Hyde Chapel located on the beautiful campus of the YCMA of the Rockies. There are no tickets to be purchased for this concert, but donation jars will be available at the doors for financial contributions. All monies received at this concert will be doubled through a matching grant. Come out and support this exceptional organization!

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

gether and tie flies, share ideas and techniques. You tie the flies you want, restock your box and find out what is working in the Estes area. All skill levels are welcome, if you are not a fly tyer, you are welcome to come and observe. No fees, its free!

Questions, please contact Frank Drummond at 303-810-4538 or email frank@brushcreekcane.com or Susan Underwood at underwoodsusan54@gmail.com

Peak To Peak Concert Series #5 Estes Student Recital March 14th The Peak to Peak Concert Series, now in its seventh year, seeks to spotlight musicians living in the Estes Valley. The next concert of this season will spotlight students of music teachers in Estes. This popular concert will showcase students of many ability levels from beginner through advanced and all age groups will be represented. The concert will be held this Saturday, March 14th at 3 p.m. at Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church, 2000 Ptarmigan Trail Drive. The hour long concert will have twenty performers representing nine teachers in Estes. Dr. Richard Billingham’s student, Dr. Katherine Bowers will play the organ. Katharine Dumont’s guitar students 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 Workman, Dr. Margaret Patterson’s piano student Amy Schwartz, and June Schock’s voice student Gwen Harrison will perform. Denise Stookesberry’s voice students singing are Molly Larson, Ruth Mutschler, Grace Thamert, Deborah Webb, and Samantha Workman and Melinda Workman’s students performing include Elaina Hodges (piano), Lily-Ann Smith (flute), Natalie Workman (piano), and Samantha Workman (piano). The Peak to Peak Concerts are always free and a reception will be held after to greet and meet the performers. Come out and support these fine musicians!

Friday, March 13, 2020 « 31





5 Bed/4 Bath 4000 sq. ft.

Exceptional Home

GREAT INVESTMENT: House, apartment and guest suite.



ONE LEVEL LIVING, lg fenced yard with two 900 sq ft attached garages.

Prices from $300,000




New Pricing

4-6 + acres DOLLAR LAKE HIGHLANDS LOTS. Great building sites, great views.

EAGLES LANDING CONDO. 1 Bedroom/1 Bath. Great views.





Commercial Riverfront BEAUTIFUL INCOME-GENERATING resort on Fall River.



Starting at $3,000

Downsizing, open to trades.

Open space to the west

LUXURY UPLANDS HOME with 8 bedrooms/8baths. Fantastic outdoor space.

BRIGHT 3000 SQ FT home in quiet location. 4 Bedroom/4 bath + lg garage.

WHY BUY A SECOND HOME? Choose a timeshare for your vacations.






New Pricing

New Listing MAGNIFICENT TIMBER FRAME house completed in 2019. Furnishings included.

Enjoy a Rocky Mtn Getaway

Exceptionally Nice Cabin

BEAUTIFUL, SPACIOUS 5 bedroom/3 bath home. Great outdoor space.

Mike & Marie Edwards


970-231-0495 Wayne Newsom

Broker Assoc



Vicky Holler

Broker Assoc.

970-222-6692 Linda Schneider Broker Assoc.



WARM, INVITING STAND ALONE vacation rental cabin. Turnkey, income producing!

Molly McGee

Broker Assoc.

970-308-3217 Scott Thompson Broker Assoc


Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated

Sarah Metz

Broker Assoc


Mary Murphy

Broker Assoc


Darya Valkavets

Broker Assoc.


Office: 970-586-4425

“Where the EstesValley has been coming for real estate solutions since 1985!”

32 » Friday, March 13, 2020


Mountain Brokers

1200 Graves Avenue, Estes Park

www.11935PeakToPeak.info $685,000

Office: 970-586-5324

www.1340TallPines.com $985,000

www.BuildingAndLandForSale.com $1,200,000

233 Jug Ct. $53,000

Want to be ready to purchase the next Attainable Housing Condo?

Call Kirk or Peggy

Call Kirk or Peggy

www.278Taylor.com $585,000

www.YourEstesHome.com $595,000

Call Kirk or Peggy

Call Kirk or Peggy

Call Kirk or Peggy

Call Maria or Javier

Call Renee

New Listing

371 Whispering Pines Dr. $550,000

2760 Fall River Rd A5 $230,000

Call Maria or Javier

Call Gene

1070 Crestview #4 $439,000

Mortgage rates are at an all-time low!

689 Little Prospect Rd $499,500

Call April

Thinking about a change? Let’s Talk!

Call Kim

Broker Owner CRS, CMAS

909 Whispering Pines Dr $596,900 Call Dave Lasota

Spring Is Around The Corner

Under Contract

Kirk Fisher

1850 Raven Ave. $490,000

Call Carla




Javier Gomez

Maria Gomez

Broker, CRS, CMAS


Broker, SRES





Heidi Riedesel

Carla Spreng Webb Broker 480-695-9293

Gene Whannel

April Allen




Mike Baker

Call Dave Kiser

Call Cindy Miller

Dave Kiser

Dave Lasota

Kim Lemirande

Cindy Miller



Broker, SRS, CMAS, GRI




Broker, ASP, ABR, CDPE


Broker, GRI, CMAS


Renee Hodgden



Friday, March 13, 2020 « 33


Don’t Let Coronavirus Infect Your Investment Strategy As you know, the coronavirus has become a major health concern, not just in China, but in other parts of the world, too – and it’s also shaken up the financial markets. As an individual investor, how concerned should you be? The impact of the coronavirus on the markets isn’t surprising. China is the world’s second-largest economy, and when it experiences factory closures, supply chain disruptions and city lockdowns, the ripple effect on the world’s other economies is considerable. Plus, the financial markets simply don’t like uncertainty – and there’s a lot of that associated with this outbreak and the efforts to contain it. Nonetheless, instead of worrying over events you can’t control, try to focus on what you can do in this investment climate. Here are a few suggestions: • Don’t panic. The coronavirus may well cause continued market volatility over the next several weeks, or even months. But it’s important for investors to take a long-term view. Market corrections – typically defined as a drop in investment prices of 10% or more – are a fairly common occurrence, and we may have been overdue for one even before the coronavirus scare. In any case, it’s generally a good idea not to radically revamp your investment strategy unless you experience a major change in your personal life – a significant career move, medical condition, change in family situation, etc. • Be aware of history. The coronavirus is certainly serious, but it’s not the only viral outbreak we’ve seen in recent decades. During these earlier pandemics, the financial markets also took a hit, but they bounced back. For example, from late April 2003, in the midst of SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) until late April 2004, the S&P 500 rose about 21 percent. * And other large gains were recorded following the outbreak and decline of the Ebola and

Zika viruses. Of course, the past performance of the markets in pandemic situations can’t necessarily predict future market developments; every situation is different, and over the next year, returns might be modest, as prices have already soared in the 11 years since they bottomed out during the financial crisis of 2008-09. • Don’t try to time the market. We may well see coronavirus-based volatility in the near future – but volatility implies “ups” as well as “downs. ” If you try to time the market by guessing at highs and lows, and then “buying high and selling low, ” you might get lucky once in a while, but you could just as easily miss the mark. • Keep a diversified portfolio. In addition to avoiding efforts to time the market, you should also stay away from trying to pick “winners” and “losers” among individual investments in the marketplace of viruses. Instead, try to build and maintain a diversified portfolio, consisting of an array of different asset classes, with the allocation of these assets based on your risk tolerance and time horizon. Diversification doesn’t prevent losses or guarantee profits in a declining market, but it may help reduce the impact of volatility on your portfolio. You may not be able to totally quarantine your portfolio from this serious virus in the short term, but by following a consistent, long-term investment strategy that’s appropriate for your individual needs, you’ll be doing what you can to help yourself move toward your financial goals. *The S&P 500 is unmanaged, not available for direct investment and is not meant to depict an actual investment. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by our local Edward Jones Financial Advisors. Edward Jones. Member SIPC.


2220 Governors Lane One of Estes Park’s best! Luxury mountain home with a soaring front gable with a magnificent panoramic view of Meeker, Longs, Twin Sisters and Lumpy Ridge. Superb floorplan, design coupled with high quality construction. Beautiful old growth Doug Fir doors, Lodgepole Pine tongue and groove ceilings, oversized granite surfaces, beautiful exposed posts and beams, handcrafted wood staircase. Grand floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace. Huge covered deck, great for entertaining. $1,575,000

NEW LISTING 508 Grand Estates Drive, J Wonderful opportunity to purchase a Pine Meadow, end unit, townhome style condominium. Open floor plan with vaulted ceiling, fireplace, deck and fence patio area. Dramatic views of the mountains in all directions, including Longs Peak. Offered furnished. A nice buy at $315,000

Linda@LindaSchneider.com 320 E. Elkhorn Avenue PO Box 4130, Estes Park, CO 80517


970-586-2345 300 E. Elkhorn Avenue ANGE EALTY, LTD. The Oldest Real Estate Company In Estes Park 0 Char Del Lane

Adjoins Rocky Mtn. Nat'l Park

Real Estate Sales V Property Management V Vacation Accommodations 1050 S. SAINT VRAIN F-1 $290,000 Comfortable 2 bedroom/1.5 bath condo in great location within walking distance to schools, downtown, and golf course. Well kept complex. Condo features large kitchen, enclosed deck on 2nd level, wood burning fireplace, and large windows for lots of natural light. Easy access and affordable for year round living or summer getaway.

$299,500 Ann Racine

Mike Tracy

(970) 215-3883

(303) 817-5709

Broker/Owner, GRI, CRS


Judy Anderson

Eric Blackhurst

Abbey Pontius

GRI, MRE, ABR, Broker

Broker Associate

Broker Associate




170 S. St. Vrain, P. O. Box 656, Estes Park, CO 80517


Toll Free 1-888-319-2345

34 » Friday, March 13, 2020


News From The Art Center Of Estes Park EXHIBITS The present exhibit, the “Mentor/Student” show will close on March 15. Last opportunity to enjoy seeing the works created by this year’s talented mentees. On March 20, there will be an Opening Reception for the next exhibit “The Back Roads” featuring photographer Curtis Ghent. The public is invited to this free event from 5-7. Wine and refreshments will be served. Also on display in the gallery will be the outstanding work of the other Art Center artist members, including other works in oil painting, watercolor, pastel, jewelry, ceramics, charcoal, graphite, glass, wood, sculpture, fiber, photography, printmaking and mixed media. Congratulations to Shawnee Ingram, who won the door prize of Charlotte Lloyd’s original watercolor “An Autumn Day” offered during the First Friday Art Groove. SATELLITE DISPLAY AT US BANK The original works by Art Center artist member Bruce Boynton will be on dis-

play from March 12 to June 1. UPCOMING SPECIAL PRESENTATION “Color as Energy, Physical and Spiritual” by David Johnson on March 22

from 2-4 p.m. As a tapestry weaver, David Johnson dyes his own yarns using a very structured process creating hue and value gradations. There is an almost magical quality, within this systematic process, as yarns absorb dyes and subtle tints, tones, and shades develop. David says that color speaks to him in a very spiritual way, and he is captured and transformed by its energy. In his presentation, he will address the physics of light and color in tandem with the spiritual and emotional content that artists


“The Overlook” by Bruce Boynton

New Price

Charming Eagles Landing condo with great golf course views from the deck. Upper level unit has new storm door, vaulted ceilings, Well-apand a wood-burning fireplace. Well-ap pointed kitchen with lots of cabinet space, dishwasher, microwave. Sunny nook could be used for a table, desk, or bonus seating. Full bath offers a spacious vanity, large mirror, and includes a stack-able washer/dryer. conWalk-in closet off bathroom has storage, con venience. Excellent opportunity to own a great piece of Estes Park. $210,000

Text 901179 to 970-237-4137



320 East Elkhorn Avenue

SEEKING NEW ARTIST MEMBERS While we have had a few new artists join our community of members, we are still seeking artists working with fibers, jewelry and stained glass. If you or anyone you know who may be interested, please contact the Art Center. New applicants are juried with the next date on March 16 and the next available date will be April 27. POSTER CONTEST

New Listing Nicely maintained 2 bedroom 1 bath condo in the peaceful complex known as Fall River Condos. Close to town for convenience but yet far away enough from the hustle and bustle of the crowds. Updated with new flooring, the open floor plan has a spacious eat-in kitchen, living room with gas log fireplace and walk out to deck where you will enjoy overlooking the private open space with abundant wildlife, mountain views and distant sound of Fall River. Shared laundry. Call Trisha for an appointment to view 509C Fall River Lane, offered for $249,000.

1010 S Saint Vrain Ave C6

Paint and Gala opening on August 29.

express through their work in the symbolic use of color. He speaks about science and art coming together to work in harmony in this process. David is the current President of the Rocky Mountain Weaver’s Guild. David’s presentation is sponsored by the Estes Weaver’s Guild.

There is a poster contest for EP Middle and High School artists to promote Estes Recycles Day. The submission deadline is April 2. First prize is $100 from Bestway Painting. Winner’s poster will be used as flyers and handouts to promote Estes Recycles Day. Questions? RRRcyc@signsandwishes.com The Art Center of Estes Park is a nonprofit organization which provides a facility to support the work of local and regional artists, striving to promote exhibition, education, and excellence in the visual arts. Proceeds benefit the artist and contribute to the Art Center’s education and community outreach. The Art Center is located at 517 Big Thompson Avenue, in Middle Stanley Village, below Safeway and above Subway. For more information, please call the Art Center at 970-586-5882 or visit our website at www.artcenterofestes.com. Winter gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The gallery is closed Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through mid-May.

ESTES VALLEY PLEIN AIR The closing date of April 5 is fast approaching. If you are a plein air artist, think about entering this National Paint Out event. The application process is handled by www.onlinedjuriedshows.com. All entries will be juried during the second week of April and artists notified before the end of April. Plein Air activities begin August 15 and concluding with the Quick Artwork by David Johnson

Friday, March 13, 2020 « 35


Preparing For The UnexpectedIt’s Always Smart By: Kris Hazelton

Village Thrift Shop Accepting Grant Applications Through March 31 The Village Thrift Shop is a non-profit organization that began in May of 2016. All Board members and staff are volunteers. In 2019 volunteers amassed a grand total of 12,481 hours worked!!! Volunteers work very hard to bring the Estes Valley Community a clean, neat, well run thrift store with the highest quality goods.

ganization was a recipient of a Village Thrift Shop Grant in 2019 and you have not submitted your “Grant Follow-up Form (due by February 28, 2020) you will not be eligible for a grant in 2020. Items that will not be funded include organizational start-up expenses, wages or stipends, something that benefits only one individual, monies to retire an

By-laws of the organization state that after paying the direct costs of running the thrift shop, any profits will be used to fund grants to 501 C-3 organizations that serve the Estes Valley. Staff is excited to announce that they will accept grant applications beginning February 1, 2020 through 4 p.m. on March 31, 2020. Any 501 C-3 organization that serves the Estes Valley is eligible to apply for monies what will assist with projects/programs or purchasing items that will enhance the Estes Valley Community. In 2018 The thrift shop awarded 53 grants for a total of $180,000. And in 2019 the amount awarded was $230,802.00 !! We expect the total amount available for grants tin 2020 will at least match last year’s amount. A note of caution, however, if your or-

existing debt, mileage reimbursement, regular monthly business expenses, large capital projects (except for a very identifiable portion of that project,) any nationally recognized service organizations, or anything that would be an attempt to influence a legislation or political campaign. A grant committee will review and evaluate all application and make awards accordingly. Grant awards will be announced by the end of April. Applications may be picked up at the Village Thrift Shop 1138 Manford Avenue from 12 noon - 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday or on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. An application may also be printed from our website on-line at epvillagethrift.org. For questions, email the committee at epvillagethrift@gmail.com

Two years ago, our youngest grandchild, Oliver was born. He was born a bit premature and his lungs weren’t quite ready to do the work they needed to do here at altitude so just hours after his birth, little Oliver had to be airlifted from the Estes Park Health delivery

Care Network providers can provide financial peace of mind for you and your family…while providing this vital service to our community. Think of those you know who have either been in a serious car accident or had a medical emergency and had to be helicoptered down to a hospital in the valley, better equipped to deal with life-threatening

room to Children’s Hospital in Aurora. Gary and I watched as little Oliver’s helicopter lifted him off to Children’s, hoping his life would be saved. That heartwrenching scene forced us to ask the question that should we ever have the need for air transport, are we covered and if we weren’t, how much would it set us back? After doing some investigation, we discovered the AirMedCare Network, (AMCN) and learned that out of pocket expenses for emergency air medical transport averages $18,000 (many flights can cost even more!) That would really set the family finances back! But, with an AMCN membership we also learned that we could have peace of mind knowing we’d have no out-of-pocket expenses if flown by an AMCN provider. Now, thanks to AirMedCare Network, those fears are no longer an issue for us as we decided to sign up for this membership, just in case we should ever need it. As AMCN members we are now covered by over 320 locations across 38 states including Alaska and Hawaii. AMCN has highly skilled nurses and medics and pilots ready 365 days a year. The mission of AMCN is to make it possible for people living in rural areas such as ours, to get the life-saving emergency care we need, when we need it. If you or a family member experience a life or limb threatening emergency, AirMedCare alliance of air ambulances can provide medical transport-dramatically reducing travel time to an emergency treatment facility. Thanks to the support of over three million members nationwide, AirMed-

medical issues. Knowing that participating providers are able to transport those in need, patients can worry about healing and moving on with life, instead of being bogged down by high medical transport bills. The AirMedCare Network combines the membership programs of four leading air ambulance operators, the largest of its kind in the United States. Annual membership is just $85 per household ($65 for seniors over age 60). They also have multi-year memberships at a discounted rate, as well as a Fly You Home service that gets you home to a local hospital in the event you're hospitalized while away from home. The AMCN ten year membership option will protect you and everyone living in your household for ten years for a one-time payment of $765. There are several reasons why members generally prefer a ten year option in this area: 1. Provides the best value-your discount is the highest at the ten year membership level. 2. Protects your rate: by choosing a ten year membership, it locks your one-time payment in. If rates are raised, you and your household will not be affected. 3. Prevents a potential lapse in your coverage-by investing in a ten year membership, it alleviates any worries or hassles of not getting renewed annually. If you are interested in learning more about the AMCN, contact local membership sales Manager, Amy Scott at 720-237-5959 or you can also go to www.AMCNRep.com/Amy-Scott and enter Track Code: 13820 to find out more information.

36 » Friday, March 13, 2020


Young Chautauqua Continues: Combining Research And Performance The public is invited to attend live performances by students in the Young Chautauqua program. Building on their own personal research, costumed performers will present a first-person monologue in character. This weekend, students will be performing at the Fireplace Corner at the Estes Valley Library on Saturday, March 14 from 7 to 9 p.m., followed by another performance on Sunday, March 15 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. No advance registration is required. Since last November, dozens of students have been studying figures from history that they have chosen to research. For their performances, each participant will appear in character to delivery a monologue about their life. Afterward, they will take questions from the audience in character, then step out of character to take questions from their perspective as the performer. Katherine Dumont from Estes Park Schools has again been mentoring students in the process. This program is possible through the Library Friends &

Foundation, and specifically through a Memorial Fund from longtime Estes Park resident and Young Chautauqua enthusiast, the late Katie Speer. Here is the roster for this weekend’s performance, with ages of the students: Saturday, March 14 Performers • Hanna Cousineau as Alice Paul • Cora Cousineau as Doc Susie • Annie Lewelling as Billie Jean King • Lela Fortini as Margaret Brown • Karen McPherson as Sylvia Pankhurst • Haven Gaustad as Marge Champion • Abbey Moore as Lily Tomlin Sunday, March 15 Performers • Emily Schooler as Margaret Brown • Rose Murdock as Dian Fossey • Caleb Scarborough as Dietrich Bonhoeffer • Karen Basel as Jacqueline Cochran • Brady Reynar as Eva Perón • Zach Pita as the Red Baron

Keeping Healthy And Keeping Informed At The Library With global attention on coronavirus (CO-VID19), our library joins with local partners in taking necessary steps to develop plans and implement precautions. Our goal is to take the path of reason, based on up-to-the-moment information: we seek to be pro-active yet not over-reactive. And the good news is: whatever precautions we take, and the more we educate ourselves about preventive care, the more we strengthen our safeguards against everyday colds and flu, which currently remain at higher risk levels than coronavirus. Here at the Estes Valley Library, we’re focusing on these goals to assure our continuity of service to you: Increased sanitizing: The safety and cleanliness of the library is always a priority. This season, we’re implementing hourly wipe-downs of door handles, keyboards, mice, switches, counters, tabletops, telephones, and our public service desks. We’ll continue to keep hand sanitizer available at convenient places throughout the building. Healthy hands: We’ll remain steadfast in frequent hand-washing with soap and water. In greetings, we may opt for the newly-favorable “elbow bump” in lieu of handshaking. We want you to stay healthy, and we want to stay healthy too so we can keep serving you. Staff sick days: The library staff is a dedicated bunch, but we’ll keep ourselves at home when sick. When possible, staff may opt to work from home if feeling well enough to be productive, but

not well enough to be in public. Collaboration with partners: As always, we work in unison with local, county and State partners in government, health, education and business. We will align our planning with community-level responses and needs. Service priorities and closure plans: The Library is a vital public resource and a community rallying point. If circumstances require a re-prioritizing of services to meet immediate needs, we’ll put plans into action. And if it became necessary to close the facility, we would examine available options for remote services and services at alternate locations. Communications to you: All updates on library closures or service interruptions will be posted on our website, sent via email alerts, and shared on Facebook. Continuity of operations: Staff members are familiarizing themselves with steps to assure that necessary services continue during a closure or quarantine. These include our ability to pay vendors and meet payroll. A source for reliable information: Our goal during any community emergency is to be a clearinghouse for accurate information—assembling information from community partners and sharing that in-house and via our website. Let’s continue to enjoy our community gathering spaces, the library included, and in healthy fashion!

Information And Activities At The Census Launch Party On Wednesday The 2020 U. S. Census is entering into full swing. People in the Estes Valley are beginning the important process of self-counting that will help yield the data used to allocate millions of dollars in federal funding and determine congressional representation for the next decade. Completing the Census is important, safe, and easy. The Estes Valley Library and the Town of Estes Park are making it convenient to learn more about the process, get questions answered, and enjoy some special activities in the process. 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. Attendees may sign up in advance at estesvalleylibrary.org. Participants may drop in for any part of the afternoon. Everyone will take home a keepsake “We are here” Censusthemed journal. Here is the roster of happenings: • 3:30-4:15 p.m.: Census-themed activities; information resources; and opportunities to complete the Census online

• 4:15-4:45 p.m.: Remarks by Town Administrator Travis Machalek, Colorado’s State Demographer Adam Bickford, and U. S. Census regional representative Maureen Reilly • 4:45-5 p.m.: Kurtis Kelly appears as “dictionary man” Noah Webster (1758-1843), who helped champion the first U. S. Census • 5-6 p.m.: Meet-and-greet and “Census Cakewalk,” with the chance to take home a delicious treat 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 and at estesvalleylibrary.org. These activities and the supporting resources are made possible through a grant from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs and Larimer County.

Friday, March 13, 2020 « 37


What’s Happening At The Estes Valley Library MAKERSPACE 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.

Map-Covered Frames Thursday, March 19, 6-7 p.m. 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. Bluebird Project of the Estes Valley Sunday, March 22, 1:30-4 p.m. Scott Rashid of the Wandering Wildlife 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. Reusable Shopping Bags Saturday, March 28, 1-4 p.m. Adults and teens are invited to drop in and work with the EP High School’s Youth in Action Club to make re-usable shopping bags to take home or distribute in the community. Register at estesvalleylibrary.org. CIVIC LIFE Young Chautauqua Performances Saturday, March 14, 7-9 p.m.

Sunday, March 15, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Library Fireside Theatre Costumed performers present firstperson monologues as historic characters and answer questions. Each date is a different roster. No sign-up necessary. More dates 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. KIDS 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.

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 Eating Well and Shopping on a Budget Thursday, April 2, 5:30-7 p.m., Makerspace Want to eat healthy on a budget? Teens and adults are invited to learn about buying in bulk, choosing produce, and more. Session will include practice time

at the supermarket. 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. Now through March 22, cookbooks are on sale: $2 for hardbacks and $1 for paperbacks, plus tax. EXHIBITS Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Library is hosting an exhibit of remarkable Colorado women from the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame. The exhibit is on both floors of the Library through this month.

38 » Friday, March 13, 2020


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 is up and running as of Tuesday night! Check out evrpd.com’s new look and functionality. TRAVEL DAY TRIP: Colorado Rockies vs. Texas Rangers Wednesday, April 8; Van leaves EVCC at 11 a.m. and returns at approximately 6:30 p.m. Game starts at 1:30 p.m. $50 per person includes round-trip transportation and admission. Pre-registration required. LIFELONG LEARNING The Great Courses® Lecture Series Museum Masterpieces: The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Weekly on Mondays, now through March 23; 10-11:30 a.m. Free; drop-in. The Great Courses® Lecture Series Albert Einstein; Physicist, Philosopher and Humanitarian Weekly on Thursdays, January 16 through April 2; 10-11:30 a.m. Free; drop-in. The Supreme Court and American Society Weekly on Tuesdays, January 16 through April 2; 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Free; drop-in. SPORTS Adult Volleyball Sunday nights, April 5-May 24; times Photo by Paul Marcotte pauljmarcottephotography.com

TBD $200 per team, $25 per free agent. Preregistration required. 3v3 Adult Basketball Tournament Saturday, April 4; 12-4 p.m. $60 per team (4 players max), $15 per free agent. Pre-registration required. Drop-in Ping Pong - New Hours Wednesday: 6:30-9 p.m., Thursday and Sunday: 2-4 p.m. Lower Fitness; included with daily admission or membership; drop-in. Pickleball Open Gym Hours Monday thru Saturday: 8-10 a.m., Thursday: 6-9 p.m. (1 court), Sunday: 24 p.m. (1 court) Included with membership or daily admission, drop-in. Pickup Basketball Open Gym Hours Wednesday, 6:30-9 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Included with membership or daily admission, drop-in. YOUTH ACTIVITIES AND RECREATION NFL® Flag Football – Open to grades 3-6 April 1-May 1; Practice on Mondays and Wednesdays: 3:45-5 p.m.; Games on Fridays (except week 1) 3:45-5 p.m. Registration fee: $55, sign up before March 18. Junior Bobcat VolleyballOpen to grades 4-6 April 8-May 15; Practice on Wednesdays: 4-5:30 p.m.; Games on Friday (except week 1) 4-5:30 p.m. Registration fee: $45, sign up before March 25. Spring Training Baseball Tune-Up Camp – Open to grades 2-6 April 14-30; Tuesdays and Thursdays: 3:45-5 p.m. Registration fee: $30, sign up before April 14. Night In at “The Rec;” This Week’s Theme: DISNEY! Friday, March 13, 6-9:30 p.m.; 1st-7th grades. $10 per student. Pre-registration required at EVRPD.com. Creative Corner – Limit 16 Students. Pre-register to reserve your child’s

spot! Wednesdays, after school; (All school ages and grades welcome) $5 per artist; Pre-registration required. . Visit evrpd.com or call 970-586-8191. Family Playgroup Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m. (ages 0-5) Free and open to the public; drop-in. HEALTH AND WELLNESS For the Health of It: Right Care in the Right Place, Sponsored by Estes Park Health Wednesday, March 18; 1-2 p.m. Free, drop-in. Medicare Counseling with Chris Grubb Wednesday, March 18; 9:15 a.m.-3 p.m. Free; Pre-registration required for individual 45 minute appts. N’Balance Fall Prevention: 8-week course Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 31May 21, Lower Fitness Room Free; Pre-registration required. Sponsored by Larimer County Office on Aging. SENIOR AND ADULT ACTIVITIES Tuesday Social Hour sponsored by You Need Pie! Tuesdays; 10-11 a.m. Lower level; free; drop-in. Palette Pals Open Art Studio Mondays, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (ages 18+) Free and open to the public; drop-in. Bring your own materials and projects. Rocky Rollers Wii Bowling Mondays, 10-11 a.m. (ages 18+) Lower level; free; drop-in. Drop-in Mahjong Mondays and Fridays; 12:30-4 p.m. Lower level; free; drop-in. Community Bridge Thursdays, Lessons: 11:15 a.m.; Games: 12:30-4 p.m. (ages 18+) Call Lloyd Parker for info or to play; 970-581-3505. Free and open to the public; drop-in. Drop-in Cribbage Thursdays, 2-4 p.m. (ages 18+) Free and open to the public; drop-in. Drop-in Chess Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m. (all ages)

Free and open to the public; drop-in. Community Movie Tuesday, March 24; 12-3 p.m., movie starts at 12:30 p.m. Free, concessions available for purchase. DANCE Line Dancing with Jan Tenzer Sundays, 1-2 p.m.; EVCC Lower Level $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 is open! Call 970-586-2011 for current hours. Docks and boat rentals closed until May. 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.

Friday, March 13, 2020 « 39


Restorative Justice Gave Me A Second Chance To The Editor: Writing this essay is something that I never thought I would be doing in my life. What I mean is that it never crossed my mind that I would be involved in a crime. I have never thought of myself as someone who could commit a crime, that is up until Chief Wes Kufeld flashed his lights and siren at my friend and I as we knelt near a downed stop sign. Everything in my life prior to that incident gave me no indication of the situation I would be getting myself into. It was all after coming back from a nice hike at Ouzel falls in the Rocky Mountain National Park. As we drove down the road my friend, his girlfriend and myself noticed that many stop signs still attached to poles were laying on the road and that there were new ones in place. Without any sense of rational thought we assumed that they were simply laid to waste since they had already been replaced with new ones. It was this thought exactly that changed the course of the next few months for us very drastically. We decided that there would be no harm in pulling over and checking out the stop signs. The signs were down so we knew that we weren’t doing any direct damage or putting anyone in grave danger. We pulled into a church parking lot and crossed the road with some tools in hand so that we could remove the sign from the pole. As we approached the pole we inspected the scene. There were newly erected poles with brand new signs on them. As I knelt down to attempt to remove the bolt holding the stop sign to the pole Chief Kufeld flashed his lights and sirens at us and got out. Immediately we knew we had done something much worse than we had originally thought. As Chief Kufeld got out of his car and approached us another officer arrived on the scene as well. We were pat down and while the other officer ran our I. D’s the Chief explained to us the situation that we were in. To our great surprise we learned that there was a potential that we could be facing a felony for tampering with a stop sign if we were to be on a federal highway or roadway. As we learned more and more about the situation we were in the nerves started to build. All I could think about was how absolutely screwed we were for such a simple stupid decision. After the Chief let us go and we got back into the car to go back home we were completely dis-

traught. Thoughts of what this could mean for our future flooded our minds. The implications for future job prospects, current school situations and more raced through each of our minds as we tried to grasp some way to turn this situation around for ourselves. Once we got back home we were in a flurry trying to find ways to improve our situation. Needless to say it was a restless night and a stressful next day as well. However, eventually things started looking up for us both. We received a call from Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership and realized that in many ways we were being given a second chance. Not only a second chance to keep ourselves from incredibly damaging consequences, such as potential jail time, life-long records, heavy fines and other negative after effects, but also another chance to make things right with the town and everyone who had heard or was involved with our situation. Once we met with RJ staff and learned of everything that we needed to do we were more than willing to go through with the program. Looking back on it all now I have been profoundly changed by this incident and the following months. For one I have found myself being much more cautious and thoughtful in all aspects of life. I think more clearly about each decision I make before I make it so as to avoid any further trouble in my life. I know now that simply taking one more moment of thought can save me hundreds of dollars in fees, gas and other expenses as well and tens of hours of time spent traveling, and talking to people and working to resolve our situation. Restorative justice has not only shown me that I need to make better decisions in my everyday life but it has also shown me that there are other ways to go about reconciliation for, and recognition of, past wrongdoing in a way that doesn’t involve court dates and handcuffs but instead conscientious, careful thought and active meaningful change, both through changes in thought and in changes of action. Needless to say I am forever changed by my poor decision, I am eternally grateful and will forever remember that I was fortunate enough to be able to pay for my crime in a non-destructive way but that if there ever is a next time I may not be so lucky. A Restorative Justice Client

Ward Nelson Brings Vision And Experience To Town Trustee Position To The Editor: While we reside in Glen Haven, we shop, dine, recreate and volunteer in Estes Park and consequently its’ well being and governance are very important to us. I have served with Ward Nelson at the Rotary Club and the Estes Valley Land Trust, he is also a friend. If success-

ful in the 2020 election Ward will bring both vision and experience to the leadership of our community. He has strong moral character, is very intelligent and we are most pleased to support his effort to become your Town Trustee. Peter & Stephanie Sinnott

Ward Nelson-A Proven Leader With Vision To The Editor: After evaluating printed comments of the candidates and hearing their input at various forums, I encourage the citizens of Estes Park to support Ward Nelson for Town Trustee. Ward is a longtime Estes Park resident and an experienced public servant. As an Estes Park Town Trustee from 2014 to 2018, he has a proven record of leadership and vision. He takes his responsibilities seriously, making decisions that are based on indepth research, citizen input and a thor-

ough understanding of each issue set before him. With a unique ability to balance diverse interests of residents, businesses, tourists and other stakeholders while staying true to principles of good governance, voters can be assured that Ward will add a sensitive and intelligent voice to the town government. Ward Nelson is a man with a vision, who will work diligently to preserve the character of Estes Park as a premium place to live, work and visit. Linda M. Williams

Wendy Koenig For Mayor To The Editor: Wendy Koenig has been running most of her life. As an Estes Park Senior, she was nationally ranked in the 880 yard run. In 1974, she was selected to the United States Junior Track Team competing against the Russian Junior Track Team in Austin, Texas. She went on to be a twotime United States Olympian and served on the United States Olympic Committee. Running is a way of life for Wendy. Often she can be seen running through the streets of Estes Park. Wendy’s continued running is indicative of her dedication. Wendy ran for and was elected to two terms on the Estes Park Town Council

and served one Term as Mayor Pro Tem. She served 10 years on the Board of the Estes Park Medical Center, President, Estes Park Senior Center and President of the Estes Park Lions Club. In addition to being a dedicated runner, Wendy is a natural leader. Wendy is a Certified Audiologist and has served the people of Estes Park and the Estes Valley. She is committed! And Wendy is a 50 year resident of the Town of Estes Park. Put it all together – 50 year Estes Park resident, dedicated, committed leader – and that leads to Wendy Koenig. She is the right person, at the right time, to serve as Mayor of the Town of Estes Park. Bill Melton, Estes Park/Cedar Hill, TX

40 » Friday, March 13, 2020


We Can Do This! By: Judi Smith While some individuals have expressed concern about our ability to remain a unified community, I believe we are capable. Community spirit cannot be legislated – but it also cannot be de-legislated. It lies vested in caring for our neighbors and a willingness to assist when and where we are needed. This is the reason I am so astounded by the constant effort to subvert the rules and supervision at the Residential Recycling Center (RRC). I prefer to believe that most of the contamination is innocent – a lack of education as opposed to a consistent assault on the system. Carol, the RRC attendant, is there for a reason. We must read the signs, ask her our questions, encourage her to advise us – and take the advice, even if it means re-sorting our “donation” and taking some home. It is supportive of the county to provide a teacher, but if we cannot learn to follow direction – the unavoidable alternative will be long lines waiting for inspections, and, of course, the fees to support the additional personnel required. For those who want to maintain our “free” recycling, here are some ground rules. Our waste collection sites, both the Residential Recycling Center (RRC) and the Transfer Station (TS), are under the control of Larimer County. The RRC accepts recycling from area households without a direct charge to the contributor. Businesses may take the same items to the TS for a fee. That fee supports the service at both locations. The RRC collects the single-stream mix, plus corrugated cardboard and glass in sourceseparated bins. The TS collects single-stream, plus source-separated office paper. At this time, our local curbside collections are single-stream only. Absolutely, nothing that is (or in most cases was) alive can be accepted in single-stream recycling – anywhere. This applies to all forms of recycling whether taken to a collection yard or picked up curbside. No food waste, not even small scraps. No weeds and other yard waste, not even seeds. No dead bodies, not even mice. No diapers – no bodily fluids of any kind. No oil or grease, not even on pizza boxes. Basically – anything a 4th grader would look at and say “Gross! ” – doesn’t belong. When in doubt – leave it

out! No juice, no soda, no coffee, no tea (an incomplete list) can be placed in a single-stream bin. Water mixed with paper, produces mold. Enough mold will condemn the entire bin to the landfill, not only your contribution, but everyone’s. So, no water and no ice. Recycling must be empty, clean, and dry! Thin flimsy plastic can clog the machinery at the Material Recovery Center (MRF), which can stop the sorting for hours! While everyone in this day and age should be carrying reusable bags, if you have inadvertently collected some single-use shopping bags, both Safeway and Country Market will recycle them for you. Safeway will also recycle singleuse bags and film, unavoidably collected from other sources such as frozen food, bread, cheese, newspapers, or dry cleaning. Of course, those bags must be empty, clean and dry! Although they still recycle single-use water bottles, about eight months ago, Larimer County quit accepting clamshells and other forms of boxes made of #1 PETE plastic. With much of the world condemning single-use plastic, there will be changes. According to my internet research, because these thermoformed boxes do not float during water sorting, it is difficult for the automated equipment to capture them. Larimer says they recycle #1 plastic if it is “like water bottles. ” (I think this means soda and other #1 beverage bottles.) Larimer County also recycles #2, #4, and #5 plastics that are shaped like bottles, jars, jugs, or tubs – preferably with lids. Non-recoverable plastics do not belong at the RRC or the TS. Keeping glass and cardboard separate prevents shards of glass from destroying the recyclability of the cardboard. Residents! Please separate your glass at the RRC! Unfortunately, source-separated glass is not available at the TS and businesses cannot use the RRC, but, for businesses, curbside pickup is available direct from Clear Intentions. www. clearintentions. glass/glass-valet We survived the flood! Working together, we can accomplish something as small as this! For more information, join us at the annual League of Women Voters meeting devoted to recycling at 6 p.m., March 24, at Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies.

Supports Ward Nelson For Town Trustee To The Editor: I am pleased to support Ward Nelson for the office of Town Trustee. I have known Ward for several years and have seen his service to the community in many ways. Having served with him on the board of our homeowners’ association, I know him to be fair and open minded. He will listen to all of his constituents, not special interests. He has supported much needed attainable housing, lobbied for the correct applications

of the town/county IGA, worked for proper vacation rental regulations and recognizes the need for increased child care within the community. He has experience in public service and is committed to ensuring a good quality of life for all residents. He will be transparent in his actions and serve the community with honor and integrity. I encourage you to join me in positive action for the community by voting for Ward Nelson for Trustee. Marlys Polson

Celebration Of Life For James (Jimmy) Harring 6/8/64-3/4/20 There will be a Celebration of Jimmy’s life with a Mass in the beautiful chapel at Horan and McConaty Funeral Home in Aurora at S. Parker Road. The event will take place at 2 p.m., March 20 with a reception following at Valley Country Club in Aurora.

Mark Ardel Lovenburg Mark Ardel Lovenburg, 58, passed away on March 6, 2020 at his family home in Estes Park with his niece by his side. Mark was born on June 11, 1961 in Estes Park, CO to Galen and Olive “Dink” Lovenburg. Mark was loved by, and touched so many people. He was a proud Estes Park Bobcat and would tell many stories of being in school and how he was one of the very first swimmers on the swim team. He was good at all events and received many awards, but his best was the butterfly. His swimming dreams came to an end when he was diagnosed with scoliosis at age fourteen and had to have a rod put in his back. He stayed in band playing the tuba, even in a full body cast and graduated from Estes Park in 1979. He went on to college and became an architect. Mark was so picky with his work that it took him longer than other architects to make his plans. He went on to work at other places in town including the hospital, Holiday Inn, Local’s Grill and Michael Ricker Pewter. Mark loved the Denver Broncos. He also loved Star Trek so much, it was his everything. He was so proud of the time he got to sit in the Batmobile at ComicCon. Mark was preceded in death by both parents Galen and Olive ‘Dink’. He is survived by two brothers, Bruce Andrews and wife Jessie Holbert of Estes Park, Brett Lovenburg of Estes Park, sister Heidi-Anna Lovenburg and husband Bill Harvey of Storm Mountain, two nephews, Jimmy Connour and wife Kera of Estes Park, Ryan Tedder of Akron, CO, two nieces Angel Hatfeild and husband Eric of Estes Park, Christina Ricciardi and husband Chris of Loveland, CO. He was also loved by all six of his great nieces and nephews,

Hannah-Mae Hatfield, Jersey Anderson, Donovan Anderson, Chase Hatfield, Korrina Connour and Jorin Connour. The family held a benefit for Mark on March 10 at the American Legion Post 119. The family asks that no flowers be sent and that they donate to The Mark Lovenburg Foundation in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 1302 Graves Ave. Estes Park, CO 80517. Funds will benefit the Estes Park High School swim team. Please visit www.allnuttestespark.com to leave a message to the family. Mark’s niece wrote a poem for him: There are Angel’s all around us, Some we will never see, As they minister among us, Where ever we may be. They may save us from danger, Here on earth But when we try and thank them We wonder where they go. But now it is time to say good bye, The words won’t come to mind, I can’t say good bye to my friend, my uncle, The one I counted on, the one who taught me everything. The one that was there when I felt Down and alone, good bye you angel from earth, Some angel’s take the form of humans, some are Voice’s in our ears, but however they approach us, We have nothing to fear. There are messengers from Heaven Sent by God above… Bringing us His love. There are angels all around us. I will always love you with all my heart Uncle DoDo!

Friday, March 13, 2020 « 41


EMPLOYMENT » Place and View Ads at EPNews.com «

Easter Services In The Estes Valley Allenspark Community Church We invite you to the Allenspark Community Church this Easter for a special Good Friday Service and various Easter Sunday morning activities. The church is located just off of Highway 7 and across from the Post Office in a nearly 100 year old building with beautiful stained glass windows, a large fellowship hall, and much more. April 10-Good Friday service is at 1 p.m. and features music, congregational singing of two great hymns of the faith, scripture reading, time for reflection, a devotional by Pastor Jeff Blevins, and the Lord’s Supper. April 12-Easter Sunday begins at 7 a.m. with a sunrise service, breakfast served at 7:30, a special video about the resur-

rection shown at 8:30 in the fellowship hall during the Sunday School hour, and a glorious Easter worship service at 10 a.m. All of this is followed by refreshments in the fellowship hall and hot cross buns. We hope that you will join us as we come together to celebrate Easter 2020. You can learn more about the church at www.allensparkcommunitychurch.org. Summit Church Easter Service, Sunday, April 12 at 10 a.m. at the EP High School Auditorium. Resurrection Celebration to worship the Risen Savior. If your church has upcoming Easter Services, please email them to us at kris@epnews.com by any Tuesday at noon for that Friday’s publication.

Boys & Girls Club Summer Youth Development Specialist Join the fun this summer at the Boys & Girls Club in Estes Park! This position will help to foster a fun, safe, and positive summer experience for kids between the ages 6-18 years old. This individual will assist in one or more of the following activity areas: education, technology, sports, recreation and the arts. We offer flexible schedules and a fun work environment. Term dates are May 26, 2020 - July 31, 2020, pay scale is $13.00 - $15.00 per hour. Interested applicants should go to https://www.begreatlarimer.org/careers/

to find out how to apply.

Join Our Team

EMPLOYMENT » Place and View Ads at EPNews.com « 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.

Non-Profit Executive Director Estes Valley Investment in Childhood Success (EVICS) Family Resource Center is seeking a full time Executive Director to lead this dynamic and growing non-profit organization. EVICS Family Resource Center provides support and coordination around early childhood services, connects families to community resources, and provides parent and provider education. Executive director responsibilities include staff supervision, resource development, budget and financial management, program leadership and broad community involvement for the health and well-being of families and children in Estes Valley. For full Job Description and qualifications visit: www.evics.org Please submit letter, resume and three professional references to evics.applications@gmail.com through March 30th, 2020.

Medical Assistant /LPN

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

Physician’s Clinic

Full Time PT Housekeeper


1-2 days/wk, 4-6 hrs/day. Must speak English, be responsible, reliable. Late April-mid Oct. Excellent pay. Near YMCA. 970-586-3720. Swiftcurrent Lodge

Apply online at: eph.org



Celebrating our 49th year of environmental stewardship, the Upper Thompson Sanitation District endeavors to attract and retain a competent, positive, energetic and highly motivated professional individual. Our organization is committed to delivering quality customer service with a mission to ensure preservation, protection, and enhancement of the environment and our community. We are looking for an exceptional individual to join our team who possesses a strong desire to contribute to the growth, success and mission of the Upper Thompson Sanitation District. We are currently accepting applications for a full-time Secretary/Receptionist. The successful candidate offers superior professionalism, communication skills, attention to detail, strong organizational skills, working in a varied task setting requiring concentration and prioritizing of duties.

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

Desirable experience includes advanced education or applicable training, proficiency in MS Office and prior office experience. UTSD is a drug and tobacco free workplace. Prior to employment, the successful candidate is required to complete employment and substance screening, including a background investigation. Salary range is $37,000-$54,000 and includes an attractive and competitive employee benefit package, including medical/dental/vision insurance. We are committed to attracting an exceptional person to work with our team, share our vision, and our passion to be the premier sanitary sewer provider in the Estes Valley. The complete job description and employment application are available online at www.utsd.org or at the District Administration Office, located at 2196 Mall Road, M-F 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Application and resume may be delivered, emailed, or mailed to Upper Thompson Sanitation District; ATTN: Chris Bieker, District Manager, P.O. Box 568, Estes Park, CO 80517. Email: chris@utsd.org Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Upper Thompson Sanitation District (UTSD) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity or gender expression, religion, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, or sexual orientation in employment or in any program or activity conducted by the District. The District will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities. If any person has a disability and requires a reasonable accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact District Manager, Mr. Chris Bieker, three days before the event via email at chris@utsd.org, or telephone at 970.586.4544, or dial 711 to connect with Relay Colorado.

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.

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.

42 » Friday, March 13, 2020


EMPLOYMENT » Place and View Ads at EPNews.com « EMPLOYMENT

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.

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 970-586-5796.

Check Out Our Current Openings... 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.

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! Please send resume to:


Or drop off at: 135 East Elkhorn Avenue

Join Our Team Registered Nurse Physician’s Clinic

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

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

• Senior Living Housekeeping Assistant $13.50 per hour


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

FRONT DESK CLERK Full-time, part-time, evening, and weekend positions available.

Please apply on line at www.good-sam.com

MAINTENANCE Full-time and part-time positions available. Experience in electrical, plumbing, drywall, and hot tubs preferred.

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

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

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

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

EMPLOYMENT » Place and View Ads at EPNews.com « EMPLOYMENT


Friday, March 13, 2020 « 43

We’re looking for a highly motivated WAREHOUSE associate!

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

Join Our Team Medical Assistant /LPN Physician’s Clinic

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

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



Please apply online at www.delawarenorth.com

Part Time, Flexible Hours $20-25/hr plus gratuity Call Nick at 970-980-9023


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

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 Family Reservations Agent Front Desk Attendants

Employee Perks Staff Culture Flexible Scheduling Our Mission Year-Round Full Benefits YMCA Retirement Plan

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

Journey Lineworker Close Date: Open until filled Mechanic II/III Close Date: Open Until Filled Planner I Close Date: Open until filled Seasonal Position Events Maintenance Worker Close Date: July 31, 2020 Parks Maintenance Worker Close Date: Open until filled Volunteer/Committee Board Positions

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 Adjustment Close Date: March 6, 2020 Estes Park Board of Appeals Plumbing Experience Close Date: Open until filled







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

2 bedroom 1 bath duplex for rent 1350.00 per month includes sewer, water and garbage you pay electric. New flooring, paint and kitchen. Please contact me at 801-2309595

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.

HISTORIC APARTMENT RESIDENCE Original Nat’l Park Visitor Center, 351 Moraine Avenue near the Center of Estes Park 973 Sq. Feet – Vaulted Ceilings, 1 Bedroom ¾ Bathroom, Large Living Room / Fireplace Kitchen with Dining Area 970-586-8846

2 BR 1 BA townhouse 1 car garage, W/D No pets, no smoking $1700/mo + utilities + deposit Available April 303-956-7685

44 » Friday, March 13, 2020




Commercial Rentals

Commercial 1100 Sq. Ft. business space. Great parking, awesome visibility from Hwy 7 - reasonable rate. Call Mark @ 214616-9430

Riverwalk Retail Space for lease, 121 West Drive (former location of Riverspointe spa). Completely repainted. Ready for immediate occupancy. Come for a walkthru during OPEN HOUSES, 11 AM to 2 PM on Tuesday and Saturday. For more info, call or text 720-474-9408.

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

SERVICES DELUXE OFFICE SUITE at Signature Square 351 Moraine Avenue. Original, restored National Park Visitor Center. 973 square feet; vaulted beam ceilings & stone fireplace, kitchen/breakout; 3/4 bathroom with shower: mountain views; landscaped property & parking. 970-586-8846

Home Repair/Service







3600 sq. ft. Commercial Zoned Building 2 12x12 garage doors, office/showroom, large parking lot. 970-231-6360


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

Sewing/Alterations Remixed Custom Sewing Services and Industrial Repair Cushions, benches, leather, campers and outdoor furniture. Local - call Beth 970-492-5446

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

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 970-2156612. Let me help you!

HOUSEHOLD Heating Like new, high altitude natural gas water heater. $250. 970-690-5076

COMMERCIAL OFFICE SPACE Concrete Services: High Quality Finishes. Driveways-Patios-RV Private Setting Located On Demo-haul-frame-pour River. Reasonable Rates. Call Today for your FREE 6 Offices Available. Call Estimate Bret Freedman Alfonso Regalado 970970-215-2494 412-0332

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


Condos/Townhomes FREE HP LaserJet 2420 printer plus extra laser toner cartridge. 970-5865596

SALES 2 Story CONDO 2BR/2BA. Stove/Refrig/DW/W-D.FP. $306,300. 514 Grand Estates Drive B3 970.599.1569

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

Estate Sales 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



LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED 970-586-2557 snydersappliance.com ACCOUNTING Tax Minimization

QuickBooks Support












Friday, March 13, 2020 « 45








25 YEARS 1993-2018

Design | Build | Remodel

General Contractors | Timber Frame & Log Homes Serving the Colorado Northwest Mountains since 1993

970-586-7711 | www.ldwatkins.com

46 » Friday, March 13, 2020








Custom Homes, Additions, Kitchens, Baths, Historic Renovations, Remodels and Design Work


P.O. Box 4590 Estes Park, CO 80517

Charles Santagati


1191 Graves Ave glaciercreekinc.com

testolz@hotmail.com www.lightningdefensesystems.com

Full service general contracting since 1998


‡‡7DKRVDUDQFK#JPDLOFRP /,&(16(' ,1685('

720.438.1088 jharris@sevenwest.build


• EXCAVATION AND SEPTIC INSTALLS • INTERIOR TRIM • STRUCTURAL FRAMING • COMPLETE HOME RENOVATIONS • WE PROVIDE SUB-CONTRACTING SERVICES TO GENERAL CONTRACTORS Licensed and insured. NAWT certified, Boulder County Public Health license number A-082-16. General Contractor License Number CON-16-0212




PAINTING HEARING & TINNITUS CARE Cory D. Workman, Au.D. Phone: 970-586-5255 • Hearing Aids / New & Repair • Hearing Evaluations • Hearing Protection • Ear Care / Wax Removal • Dizziness / Balance

1186 Graves Ave., Ste. B Estes Park, CO 80517 Fax: 970-577-7260 drcory@estesparkaudiology.com www.estesparkaudiology.com

Call us for all of your painting or staining needs!

• Residential/Commercial • Log Homes/Decks • Free Estimates • 4 Year Warranty

• Interior/Exterior • Power Washing • Local References • Licensed & Insured

Tim Stolz, Owner • 970-518-4001• 26 Years Experience e-mail: testolz@hotmail.com • www.bestway-painting.com


Friday, March 13, 2020 « 47












Full Tree Service, Landscaping and Fire Mitigation. Snow Removal and Yard Cleaning 343 S. St. Vrain Ave. #6 Estes Park, CO 80517 Steven@EPPruners.com Office: (970) 966-5113 propertypruners.com

Licensed & Insured




48 » Friday, March 13, 2020


667 Cedar Ridge Cir

Antler's Pointe~#7

525 Pine River Ln G

$599,000 1090 Pine Knoll Dr



800 Macgregor Ave~H4

$749,000 2734 Ypsilon Cir Lot

Deer Path Ct Lot

$732,300 1830 Stonegate Dr Lot

$195,000 Hummingbird Dr Lot


2809 Fish Creek Rd

$595,000 117 Wiest Dr~Commercial



$395,000 175 Curry Dr Lot


Call us to use our FREE Moving Truck.


Profile for Estes Park News, Inc

Estes Park News, March 13, 2020  

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

Estes Park News, March 13, 2020  

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