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Winter Storm

On Wednesday, Estes Park received 12� of heavy, wet snow. The storm was nicknamed a “bomb cyclone� due to rapidly intensifying areas of low pressure, high precipitation and strong winds.


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Community Support Needed To Launch EPPD’s First-Ever K9 Program On behalf of the Estes Park Police Department, I am excited to announce we are at the initial stages of implementing a new police K9 program -- the first ever in the history of the Estes Park Police Department. A K9 is a highly specialized dog with intensive police training, which enhances our efforts to keep residents and visitors safe. As we roll out this new program in support of public safety, we're asking for community assistance to fund the program. Read on to learn more, and we hope you'll join the force behind our K9 initiative. The staff of the Police Department are faced with new societal pressures every day, so we must stay proactive and remain ahead of the criminal element to protect our community. A K9 is an incredible asset to enhance the capabilities of our patrol officers. K9 enhanced skills can alert officers to potential hazards and this could save an officer's life someday. K9s are multi-tasking units within a police force, consisting of the dog and its handler. Their tasks include locating fleeing criminals, missing persons, illegal and hidden drugs, miscellaneous evidence, weapons and stolen property. The unit may be called to search for people, explosives, drugs, or all three at once. Special event patrols are a valuable K9 duty, since large gath-

erings present heightened safety concerns. Today's K9s know the difference between work and play. When not working on a specific task, they are approachable, friendly and affectionate. This flexibility will allow us to offer more opportunities for community engagement and education. Most people can relate to having a dog as a partner, friend and family member - so people of all ages will find K9 demonstrations fun and interesting. These demonstrations can be requested by the public and will help us to foster goodwill and community partnerships. Estes Park's K9 unit will be crosstrained so they can provide maximum benefit to the community. The K9 handler receives hundreds of hours of initial training before they, along with the trained K9, can be certified and placed in service to perform their daily duties. Additionally, K9s participate in ongoing education and training on an almost weekly basis to remain current and maintain their certifications. K9 units spend their days on patrol, assisting in calls for service and traffic contacts. A K9 and handler become partners to protect each other in hazardous situations. Our assigned Officer, Mikel Otazua, will begin his K9 handler training in

April. Shortly thereafter we expect to recruit the specific K9 to join our program. The costs to develop this program are considerable, although the return on investment to the community includes many long-term benefits for our community's safety. To help the Estes Park Police Department cover the costs, we've established a fundraising campaign that will help us launch the program, estimated to cost roughly $80,000, and continue operations in the future. Tax-deductible donations will help us fund everything from dog food and toys, to veterinary care, to the dog's vest and badge, to K9 unit training, to the custom-built kennel the dog will live in at his handler's home. In addition to accepting general donations, the fully outfitted K9 unit vehicle is available for sponsorship by an individual or organization. For more information or to make an online donation, please visit www.estes.org/K9. Donations may also be made by check to the Town of Estes Park (K9 program) and mailed to P.O. Box 1287 in Estes Park, CO 80517. For more information, or to schedule an officer presentation on the K9 program, please call Captain Eric Rose at 970-577-3827.

Estes Park Police Department Seeks Voluntary Auxiliary Members

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The Estes Park Police Department is seeking volunteers for its Police Auxiliary Unit. The mission of the Auxiliary Unit is to enhance the individual and collective safety of the community by assisting the EPPD. The Auxiliary Unit provides increased police visibility and helps to further the goal of a positive police-community relationship for the Town of Estes Park. Each year this group of volunteers donates nearly 5,000 hours to our community by assisting with special events, conducting regular community patrols to educate and help enforce our wildlife protection ordinance, the Blue Santa program, the Citizen’s Police Academy, and any other needs we identify in the community.

Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, friendly and outgoing, and must enjoy working with people. Applicants should also be able to stand or walk for up to four hours, consent to a criminal and driving background check, have no felony convictions, no more than two moving traffic violations within the past 12 months, and no warrants or misdemeanor convictions in the last five years. A successful interview with the Police Department will also be required. Auxiliary members come from many diverse backgrounds and life experiences; police or military experience is not required. Members are required to donate a minimum of 96 hours per year and attend a variety of trainings. Interested individuals should complete

a Town of Estes Park employment application, available at www.estes.org/jobs or at the Police Department window at Town Hall, 170 MacGregor Avenue. Applications should be turned in by 5 p.m. April 5, 2019. The selected candidates will be required to attend a training class, dates to be determined. For more information, interested individuals should contact Captain Corey Pass at 970-577-3828 or cpass@estes.org. Subscribe to receive Town news and/or meeting agendas in your email inbox by visiting www.estes.org/subscribe. More Town news is available at www.estes.org/news, www.facebook.com/townofestesparkco and www.twitter.com/townofestespark.

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Being Aware Of Scam Tactics May Keep You From Being The Next Victim By: Police Officer Maria Jonoska It's something we all fear - having our personal lives invaded by criminals. That fear recently lead one of our local residents down an unfortunate path. I will call him "John," and tell you his story... Out of the blue, John receives a call from "Apple, Inc.," alerting him that his Apple account has been hacked. Fortunately, the caller explains, Apple can help him stop the hackers from stealing his personal information. Seeing officiallooking information on the caller ID and being offered ID and case numbers by the "Apple employee," John was eager to follow the caller's instructions. John provides the login to his computer and subsequently sees an official-looking warning pop up on the screen that he was being hacked. The caller asks John to stay on the line while he drives to local stores to purchase gifts cards for "Apple iTunes" and "Google Play," explaining Apple will use the cards to pay off and stop the hackers. "Don't worry, John, we will reimburse you for the cost of these gift cards." John ultimately purchases $1,400 in gift cards, provides the gift card numbers for validation, and then receives an official-looking email "documenting" Apple's so-called reimbursement. Unfortunately, John realized that he had fallen victim to an emerging strategy where scammers spoof an official company or agency, use scare tactics to keep their potential victims on the phone, and then con them into paying money or purchasing gift cards, which are sold by the scammers, below face-value on the black market. In cases like this, law enforcement officers don't have the benefit of surveillance footage or a stolen credit card that can be traced. We simply don't have enough information to find these scammers, or

trace untraceable gift cards and recover John's money. But John was willing to share his story with you, in hopes that you will think twice if you get a startling or threatening call, like he did, before sharing personal login information and giving them money. Scams like this are numerous, and may start with someone posing as an employee of Apple, Inc., the IRS, the FBI or even your local utility company. Scammers even pose as police officers. They may frighten you with their knowledge of your location or names of your family members. They may or may not speak English well, and they may present convincing identification. They may say you owe money on your bills, taxes or have outstanding warrants for your arrest, or that a family member is in jail and urgently needs to post bond. They may insist you stay on the phone while you transfer money or purchase gift cards. We have visited local retailers of gift cards, so they can help warn would-be victims who may be in the midst of this type of scam. We hope you will help us spread the word and most importantly, know the warning signs. If something seems "off," it probably is. Most official companies or agencies would not cold-call and threaten you. If you are in doubt of someone's identity, ask for their contact information so you can verify, confirming with publicly available information on that company. Finally, reporting attempted scams helps us continue to educate our community. And of course, never hesitate to report if you have been the victim of a scam, so we can do everything possible to assist. Estes Park residents are encouraged to report these incidents to us at the Estes Park Police Department at 970-586-4000.

The charge(s) are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. On March 7 at 8:11 a.m. police received

a report of a burglary at 600 Big Thompson Ave. Upon investigation police arrested a 28 year old Estes Park male and charged him with burglary, criminal tampering and theft. He was transported to the Larimer County Jail.

Counterfeit Bills Turning Up In Estes Park The Estes Park Police Department has received reports of counterfeit $20 bills remitted to local businesses. The dates of the transactions were from Tuesday, March 5 through Thursday, March 7. Identifying factors of these bills include: Duplicate serial numbers Bills are cut off-center

Two red smudges are present on the back of each bill Officers are currently in possession of four bills that have these identical features. Please check your currency. If you have any of these bills or other related information, please contact Officer Matt Beers at 970-577-3826 or mbeers@estes.org.


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Community Invited To Discuss Proposed Complete Streets Policy Help shape Estes Park’s proposed Complete Streets Policy at an open house March 20 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The activity takes place in the Board Room in Town Hall, 170 MacGregor Avenue in Estes Park. All community members, business owners and other stakeholders are encouraged to come and learn about the proposed policy and share their thoughts on its adoption and implementation. An overview presentation will begin at 4:45 p.m., followed by the open house. For more details and the draft policy documents, visit the project website at www.estes.org/transportationstudies. The primary purpose of the open house is to provide an opportunity for community members to learn more about the proposed Complete Streets Policy developed by the Public Works Engineering Division and citizen Transportation Advisory Board (TAB). Additionally, attendees will be invited to provide feedback on the proposed policy during the open house. The input provided during this event will be important to the Town Board of Trustees as they consider adoption of the proposed policy. Complete Streets make it easy and enjoyable to cross the street, walk to shops, and bicycle for work, play, shopping and recreation. The TAB spearheaded the development of the proposed Complete Streets Policy to establish a long-term vision for the future of our transportation net-

work. A Complete Streets Policy allows planners and designers to understand and consider the mobility needs of every community member however they travel - by foot, bicycle, scooter, skateboard, shuttle or automobile. A Complete Street ultimately encourages all community members to utilize mobility options to access destinations such as schools, places of employment, downtown businesses, neighborhoods and recreation areas. Increased utilization of mobility options can lead to reduced traffic congestion, making it easier for shuttles to run on time and people to safely walk to and from parking areas. For individuals who cannot attend the March 20 meeting, the meeting materials are available at www.estes.org/transportationstudies. Written comments may be mailed to Town of Estes Park Public Works, RE: Complete Streets Policy, P.O. Box 1200, Estes Park, CO 80517 or emailed to publicworks@estes.org. According to the National Complete Streets Coalition website, a Complete Streets approach integrates people and place in the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of our transportation networks. This helps ensure streets are safe for people of all ages and abilities, balance the needs of different modes, and support local land uses, economies, cultures, and natural environments.

2019 Sponsorships Available For Estes Park Free Shuttles ]The 2019 Estes Transit (free shuttle) Sponsorship program is now open to new sponsors. The Shuttle Sponsorship program was developed to offer interested individuals, nonprofits and/or businesses a way to support the service offered by the Town's Free Shuttles. The shuttles will run June 22 - September 8, 2019 and rides are free to guests, residents and summer workers. Estes Park's Free Shuttles transported approximately 83,000 riders in 2018 to more than 60 stops throughout Estes Park. There are a variety of sponsorship levels to meet budgets of all sizes, with sponsorships starting at $75 for the entire summer season. Sponsorships are available on a first-come, first-served basis and some opportunities will sell out

quickly. A sponsorship application is available at www.estes.org/shuttles or by emailing Parking & Transit Manager, Vanessa Solesbee at vsolesbee@estes.org. Applications must be received no later than March 22, 2019. Contributions will fund operational costs related to services offered by the Town's free shuttles, supporting the continuation of free shuttle rides for guests and residents annually in the Estes Valley. A complete listing of service dates and shuttle stop locations for 2019 is available at www.estes.org/shuttles. For more information, please contact Vanessa Solesbee, Parking & Transit Manager at 970-577-3957 or vsolesbee@estes.org.


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Town And County Seek Feedback On Proposed Stormwater Management Project Proposed Stormwater Utility fees mailed to Estes Valley property owners The Town of Estes Park and Larimer County mailed letters March 7 to property owners within the Estes Valley Development Code area with proposed property-specific stormwater fees for a proposed Stormwater Utility. Impervious area measurements from aerial imagery were used to create four tiers of proposed monthly residential stormwater fees and separate individual monthly fees for improved non-residential parcels. The fee amounts are proposed to adjust annually based on the CDOT Construction Cost Index and forecasts of future grant and/or voter-approved sales tax revenue. Property owner feedback is requested through the online questionnaire available at www.estes.org/stormwater through March 29, 2019. One response from each property is requested. This critical feedback will assist elected officials in making a decision on the possible formation of a stormwater utility to manage flood risks in the Estes Valley. Town Public Works Director Greg Muhonen commented, "After our extensive public outreach in 2018, we learned that property owners wanted specific information on the proposed stormwater fees for their properties before supporting or opposing new stormwater fees to reduce community flood risk." Muhonen further explained, "The Town and County have since hired a consultant to digitally measure impervious area on all improved properties. These measurements are used to more precisely calculate proposed

stormwater fees for this proposed utility." This proposed Stormwater Management Project follows the introduction of the new preliminary floodplain maps provided by the Colorado Hazard Mapping Program (CHAMP). Projects will help reduce future flood damages and reduce the number of properties located within the floodplain boundaries, possibly reducing insurance costs. The proposed flood mitigation projects would be paid for with the proposed fees and other potential funding sources such as sales tax and grant funding. Town of Estes Park Public Works staff will offer one-on-one consultations during which property owners can meet with staff to address questions and concerns. These office hours are scheduled for March 13, 12:30-2:30 p.m.; March 14, 4-6 p.m.; March 15, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.; March 18, 1-3 p.m.; March 21, 4-6 p.m.; March 22, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; March 25, 4-6 p.m.; and March 27, 1-3 p.m. These meetings will be held in Room 100 of Town Hall, 170 MacGregor Ave. Appointments are encouraged in order to reduce wait times, and walk-ins are welcomed. To schedule a specific meeting time, request a printed questionnaire, or for more information, please contact Christy Crosser at ccrosser@estes.org or 970-577-3574. The Stormwater Master Plan, Feasibility Study and other supporting documents can be found at www.estes.org/stormwater. A copy of the Stormwater Master Plan is also located in Room 100 of Town Hall and at the Estes Valley Library.


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Record Visitation At Rocky Mountain National Park In 2018 Rocky Mountain National Park reand staff safety, resource protection, ceived its highest annual visitation ever visitor experiences and operational cain 2018. The park received a total of pacity. Beginning in 2016, during the 4,590,492 visitors last year, which was a summer and early fall, park staff re3.5 percent increase over visitation in stricted vehicle access in three specific 2017. This number represents a slight areas, the Bear Lake Road corridor, the increase from previous record visitation Wild Basin area, and Alpine Visitor in 2016, of 4,517,584. Visitation for Center when parking areas fill and 2018 represents a 42 percent increase heavy congestion warrants. These resince 2012. strictions occurred most days in July and August, in addition to Determining visitation weekends in June and Sepnumbers is a difficult and tember. Other areas of the imprecise effort. Visitation park are experiencing high statistics are reliably accuvisitation as well, particurate estimates and help larly when restrictions are park managers see overall in place. Addressing day trends. Fall visitation, paruse for the long term reticularly on weekends, quires a holistic park wide continues to increase at approach. Therefore, park Rocky Mountain National staff are developing draft Park. Winter weekend visconcepts to address the itation also continues to multitude of day use chalincrease. The top ten lenges. These concepts will busiest days in 2018 in orbe shared with the public der from first to tenth later this year and will inwere: September 22, Sepvolve a stakeholder-entember 10, September 2, gaged planning process. July 22, September 15, September 3, September For more information 23, September 16, July 1, about Rocky Mountain and August 11. National Park, please visit www.nps.gov/romo or call Park managers continue Kris Hazelton the park’s Information Ofto address the effect this fice at (970) 586-1206. level of visitation is having on visitor


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Live Fire Demonstration Close Before You Doze Estes Valley Fire District partners with Underwriters Laboratory to promote a new fire safety initiative-Close Before You Doze In case of fire in your home, a closed door can isolate the fire’s flow, reduce room temperature, minimize exposure to the harmful chemicals in smoke, and keep carbon monoxide levels down. "Close Before You Doze" is a new public safety campaign that encourages everyone to close all the doors in their homes, especially their bedroom door each night before going to bed. Following a study conducted by UL Fire Safety Research Institute (FSRI) showing that in a house fire, a closed door can be an effective barrier against deadly levels of carbon monoxide, smoke, and flames. However, a new consumer survey conducted by UL FSRI showed that many people keep their doors open at night and don't know that a closed door could potentially save their life in a home fire. The Estes Valley Fire Protection Dis-

trict will be conducting a live fire demonstration on March 28, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. at their Training Facility, 640 Elm Road in Estes Park so that attendees can observe for themselves, the benefits of having doors closed to re-

strict the spread and reduce the interaction with the harmful smoke and other products of combustion. Please join us for this live fire demonstration and help the Fire District in promoting fire safety in the home. The Mission of the Estes Valley Fire Protection District is to provide the citizens and visitors to the Estes Valley with superior fire prevention, fire protection, and emergency services in a safe and efficient manner.

EVFPD firefighters gen- responded to 10 calls for service. This erally respond to medical included: calls in their personal vehi• Motor vehicle crashes: 1 cles, allowing for a faster response. On • Emergency medical (assist EPMC): 1 other incidents, firefighters respond to a • Service Call: 1 fire station to respond in department ap• Fire: 2 paratus with specialized equipment. Estes Valley Fire www.estesvalleyfire.org • Alarm: 3 During the week of March 3, the Estes • Rescue: 1 Valley Fire Protection District (EVFPD) • Hazmat: 1


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Women’s History Month: Celebrating The Remarkable Life Of Flora Stanley In celebration of Women’s History fish hatchery, and Estes Park’s first limonth, the Historic Stanley Home brary. In future years, Flora played a key Foundation would like to honor the inleadership role as this group helped to spirational life of Flora Stanley. Mrs. campaign for the Rocky Mountain NaStanley was an accomplished woman, tional Park active in this community and also played Flora was troubled with eye issues and a key leadership role in the campaign to grew increasingly blind in her later establish Rocky Mountain National years, reaching a point of near-blindness Park. by the early 1930s. This very active and Flora Jane Record Tileston was born on social woman continued to visit Estes April 23, 1847 in HartPark but was now conland, Maine. While workfined to a routine that ing as a school teacher in limited her activities. In Mechanic Falls in 1876, July 1939, Flora suffered a Flora married a fellow stroke and died 10 days teacher, Freelan Oscar later on Monday July 25, Stanley. As a wife, Flora 1939, in the bedroom of was a constant companher Estes Park home. She ion, fellow adventurewas ultimately buried in seeker, and was actively the Stanley family plot in involved in the treatment Kingfield beside her husof her husband’s tubercuFlora Jane Record Tileston band of 65 years. losis. Flora was a remarkable Image courtesy Stanley Museum. Flora and F.O. had many woman who led a full, rich, adventures together over the course of and active life of service to both her their marriage. As just one example, she husband and her community. She did all accompanied F.O. on the first automoof this at a time in our history when a bile trip up Mt. Washington, New Engwoman’s identity was rarely separate land’s highest mountain. Her from that of her husband. You can find additional inforjoy in this endeavor was mation, including recorded in her diary when she photos and a samwrote, “The thing pling of Flora’s powe had underetry on our website taken to do was at www.historicdone, and the tristanleyhome.org. umph of the LocoPlease join us in celemobile was published to brating the life and accomthe world!” plishments of this remarkable Beyond her identity as a dedicated and woman by supporting the mission of the adventurous spouse, Flora was also acHSHF to purchase, renovate, preserve tively involved in many community orand operate Rockside, the F.O. Stanley ganizations, a civic leader in her own home as a cultural center for local hisright. She was a pioneer for civic intory education. volvement in both Newton, MassachuReference: Pickering, J. (2000). Mr. setts and Estes Park. Although only a Stanley of Estes Park. Kingfield, ME and summer resident, Flora helped to organ- Estes Park, CO: Stanley Museum, Inc. ize and lead the Women’s Auxiliary of the Estes Park Protective and Improvement Association which would later become the Estes Park Women’s Club, still active in Estes Park today. The club promoted trail building, the


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Quota Club Welcomes New Members

At a special dinner ceremony held at the Dunraven Inn on Feb. 26, members of the Quota Club of Estes Park welcomed three new members to their group, Diane Visintainer, Marilyn Irwin and Rose Bennett. These newest members of this service group are set to take on the many projects that Quota provides to our community.

Daffodil Delivery Delayed Due To Weather Attention: American Cancer Society Daffodil orders, due to extreme weather conditions in Washington state, daffodils will not be available for delivery until the first week of April. You will be notified of the exact date/time of delivery. Your local ACS daffodil committee apologizes for this delay. 586-7367 or Lois Ellingwood at 970586-3064 for more information. Questions? Please call Loretta DeWitt 970-586-3464, Kathy Semerad at 970Never fear, the flowers will be here!

MARCH 23 FROM 6-11PM Bring the whole family and dive into the fun! MORE INFO: RidgelineHotel.com/pool-party 101 South Saint Vrain Ave. Estes Park, CO | (970) 586-2332


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Financing Future County Services There’s an old saying that no one plans to services efficiently while supporting betfail, but they fail to plan. That’s certainly ter policy outcomes. The county Alternative Sentencing building is a good examnot true in Larimer County government. ple. Without this facility, We believe it is important judges would have no alternathat we take a long-range tive to sentencing individuals view of our duty to provide to jail. Jail is expensive, essential services today and needed for some, but for into the future if we are to many offenders a lower level be proactive in creating a of commitment allows them great community in which to keep a job and provide for live, work and raise a famtheir families while paying ily. We know our commutheir debt to society. Without nity will continue to grow. such a facility, this wouldn’t The question is, are we adbe an option. equately preparing to maintain our quality of life Your Commissioners are Steve Johnson committed to meeting these as this occurs? To accomplish this we have engaged needs within our existing in several long-range planning efforts. budget resources as much as possible. The Alternative Sentencing unit was built Most notably, this was accomplished by with cash reserves and no new taxes or 5-year strategic plans that looked at debt. The new Loveland Office Building emerging issues that call for county leadwas built with unspent sales tax revenues ership. Our first strategic plan concluded in 2018 and brought a mental health facil- and reserves. An expansion of our jail, ity to be completed in 2021 and necessary which has been delayed for decades by good management and alternative senimprovements to I-25 – under construction now – just to name two important ac- tencing, can’t be postponed any longer. We are working to accomplish this again complishments. within existing resources using CertifiOur second strategic plan has a goal of cates of Participation paid off with existensuring that we are positioned to deliver ing revenue sources. needed county services well into the future Other future service needs and transas we face growth and changing technoloportation improvements – essential for gies. Two keys to staying ahead of the dethe coming decades – exceed our ability mand curve are covered in the Larimer to squeeze more out of our budget. The County Facilities Master Plan, and the needed space for veteran services, courts, Larimer County Transportation Master human service & public health clients and Plan. For the first time in decades, the funding the Transportation Master Plan county has identified exactly what faciliwill require additional revenue if these ties and transportation improvements are needed to meet the increased demands in needs are to be met. a county expected to grow by 50 percent In the coming months, we look forward in the next 30 years. to engaging with you about how we can finance these facility and transportation Although building county facilities may needs to build a great community for funot sound glamorous or important, they ture generations. are a key element in delivering quality

Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary Grant Application Deadline Fast Approaching

SPECIAL EVENTS

Sunday, March 17 @3-10pm St Patrick’s Day festivities will include Corned Beef and cabbage, Trivia, and Irish shenanigans.

Tuesday, March 19@6:30pm Bingo! Fun and cash prizes for all ages!

Saturday, March 23@7-10pm Dance to the Mountain Town Rockers.

Every Friday @7pm Queen of Hearts drawing is back! Your chance to win some cash!

WE WANT TO FEED YOU!

Friday, March 15 @5:30-7pm Fried Chicken $12.

Wednesday, March 20 @11:30-1:00pm Legion Lunch. Your choice of 2 soups and 3 sandwiches for $8. Friday, March 22 @5:30-7pm Chicken Fried Steak $12.

Saturday, March 23 @5:30-7pm Baked Potato Bar $10.

The deadline for the Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary (EVSR) 2019 Community Grants Application Program in March 31, 2019. Charitable and other tax-exempt organizations in the Estes Valley are encouraged to submit a grant application which supports programs and projects to benefit the Estes Valley community. Awards will be announced in late April. The grant application and guidelines can be found on the home page of the EVSR website, https://portal.clubrunner.ca/5242. Email the completed form to estessunriserotary@gmail.com (preferred) or mail the application to P. O. Box 4261, Estes Park, CO 80517. Funding for the Community Grants primarily comes from the two fundraising events the Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary conducts each year, The Labor Day Arts & Crafts Show and Autumn Gold, as well as

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


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2018 YMCA OF THE ROCKIES COMMUNITY IMPACT We value and appreciate our local relationships, and commit to positive-impact partnerships. We are a charitable and faith-based organization committed to our communities, locally and nationwide. OUR MISSION: YMCA of the Rockies puts Christian principles into practice through programs, staff and facilities in an environment that builds healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

FAITH

16,647

263

15,000

114

468

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Hours of pastoral counseling to staff and guests

Worship service attendees

Families who received discounted lodging from Pastoral Getaway programs

Hours Y staff and volunteers donated to the Crossroads Ministry food pantry in Estes Park

Estes Valley families who received Christmas gifts from Y staff through the Bright Christmas program

COMMUNITY

MILITARY FAMILIES WHO RECEIVED DISCOUNTED LODGING

$83,857

$25,000

Value of discounted stays for veterans and active military families through Project Sanctuary

Cost to host the National Philanthropy Day at Estes Park Center • 400+ attendees • 40 nonpro t organizations

• 488 people served • 61 military families on 7 family retreats • 19 couples for the couples’ retreat

Staff and community members who received ALICE Violent Intruder Training

Value of lodging gift certi cates provided to nonpro t organizations for fundraising

12 Families Received gift certi cates to Snow Mountain Ranch after completing parenting classes, in partnership with Grand County Social Services

575 Attendees at the YMCA Global Camping Conference hosted at the Estes Park Center

FAMILY 8 Families

872

$118,720

Families dealing with childhood critical illness received the respite of a 4-night stay through the GRACE Program

6 Single-Parent Families Received discounted stays to enjoy time together through Connect 50

89 Foster Families Received discounted lodging for family getaways through Foster the Future

83,441 VOLUNTEER HOURS $464,475 VALUE

ATTENDEES AT SNOW MOUNTAIN RANCH VETERANS DAY BREAKFAST

STAFF

YOUTH OUTDOOR EDUCATION

8,373 Students who attended from 123 schools in 6 states

1,246 Students received partial scholarships

POUNDS OF FOOD DONATED TO CROSSROADS MINISTRY IN ESTES PARK

2,020

DAY CAMP

Staff contributed to the local economies

$41,000 Value of scholarships awarded to 86 children, enabling them to attend day camp at our Centers

CAMP CHIEF OURAY

$122,653 Value of camp scholarships awarded to 232 campers

Numbers based on 2018 activity

299 International staff from 28 countries

320 Staff who gave to day and overnight camps through Staff for Kids giving program

VOLUNTEERS WORKED TOWARD OUR MISSION


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Estes Valley Land Trust & City Of Fort Collins Receive GOCO Grants Last week, the Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Board awarded two planning grants totaling $141,000 for projects in Larimer County. The City of Fort Collins received a $75,000 grant to update its Park and Recreation Master Plan, and the Town of Estes Park, in partnership with Estes Valley Land Trust, received a $66,000 grant to create a plan to conserve land and wildlife habitat near Rocky Mountain National Park. The City of Fort Collins’ planning grant will help the city produce an updated, comprehensive master plan to serve as the guiding document for the development of a growing parks and recreation system. The plan aims to provide vision, goals, and clear objectives to ensure the system serves the community’s needs. The plan will identify existing and needed facilities; build out strategy, design standards, and guidelines; set park design process; consider special interest group requests; assess funding sources; and establish key metrics for implementation. The Estes Valley Land Trust/Town of Estes Park planning grant will bring together local conservation and recreation groups, local government, federal government, and other interest groups to define conservation and outdoor recreation success for the Estes Valley over the next 20 years. The vision for the Estes Valley Open Space and Outdoor Recreation Plan is the creation of a unified plan that inspires the community to conserve land and create fulfilling outdoor recreation experiences. Currently, the Estes Valley has no open space or outdoor recreation

plan. Specific goals of the plan are to develop a set of open space and outdoor recreation priorities that drive decision making on spending conservation- and recreation-related public funding, and to create maps that show high-priority conservation areas as well as outdoor recreation land priorities. This grant will also support the effort to generate broad support by forming a community advisory committee. The Town Board will consider adopting the plan and using it as a guiding document for future decisions. In addition, the plan could be incorporated into a proposed new comprehensive plan. To date, GOCO has invested more than $54.8 million in projects in Larimer County and has conserved more than 64,000 acres of land there. GOCO funding has supported Ben Delatour Scout Ranch, Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, Berthoud Swimming Pool, Fossil Creek Trail, Reservoir Ridge Trail, and Lory State Park, among other projects. Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) invests a portion of Colorado Lottery proceeds to help preserve and enhance the state’s parks, trails, wildlife, rivers, and open spaces. GOCO’s independent board awards competitive grants to local governments and land trusts, and makes investments through Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Created when voters approved a constitutional amendment in 1992, GOCO has since funded more than 5,200 projects in all 64 counties of Colorado without any tax dollar support. Visit GOCO.org for more information.

Exercise Is Medicine Imagine a society in which chronic disease wasn't a factor in people's lives, where people didn't have depression, heart disease or ADHD. 85% of Americans have at least one of the following: high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, or diabetes. 75% of American deaths are due to stroke, coronary artery disease or cancer, conditions often determined by one's diet and lifestyle. Exercise is Medicine is the notion that chronic disease can be prevented, controlled or cured by regular exercise and lifestyle change. There are actions you can take in your life, today, to not only add years to your life, but life to your years! Find out... • How men can increase their testosterone level over 100% without medica-

tion • How you can live longer by staying out of the hospital • How a person's walking ability can effect how long they live • The influence of diet and exercise on ADHD, heart disease, hypertension, arthritis, bone density, diabetes II, high cholesterol, fall prevention, pain management, and Alzheimer's disease • What you should have learned in health class but didn't This program will take place at the Estes Valley Library, April 7 at 3:30 p.m. and is free to the public. Contact Ryan Hale M.A., AT-C, NCC, LPC at 970-215-4030 or at thejocdoc@outlook.com for more information.

Parkinson’s Support Group Meeting The next meeting of the Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will be held Tuesday, March 19 in the Wasson Room at the Estes Valley Library, take the elevator to the second floor. Monthly meetings are always held on the third Tuesday of the month from 2-3:30 p.m. All affected by this progressive neurological disease are welcome to attend to bring their own experiences, strength and hope and come together for the good of the group. Questions, comments? Call Linda Hanak at 586-9633.


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League Of Women Voters Of Estes Park Who We Are And What We Do By: Bonnie Seals

The League of Women Voters of Estes Park is celebrating the best membership drive in our history, reaching nearly 90 members, roughly double the nadir we reached five years ago after the Flood of 2013. We are seeing much larger numbers of non-members attending our programs, as we bring timely and informative topics on Fake News, Climate Change and many others to the Estes Valley. But as we reach more and more people, we are encountering many misconceptions about League. We want to bring you a brief overview of what the League really is all about. The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization which never endorses or otherwise supports candidates for office. Nonpartisan does not mean we do not have policy positions. We do, and we advocate for them vociferously. After all, the League is celebrating our 100th year of existence, when we began in 1920 advocating for women’s right to vote. Our positions are numerous, but are easily accessed on the “Documents” page of our website lwv-estespark.org. We are part of a larger, National organization and a member of the Colorado League. All three organizations – National, State and our local League – have positions on many topics. Our programs, offered at least monthly from September to May and sometimes more frequently, may be of general interest or may advocate for one or more of our positions. We try to make it clear if we are advocating for a position. We also have informative programs which do not take any position on the topic. If we provide a public forum for any candidate for office, we always take a neutral stance and encourage all citizens of the Estes Valley to hear what the candidates have to say and draw your own conclusions. So, what are these positions and how do we develop them? We develop our positions by studying the issues and annually review all of our local positions, and selected national and state positions, usually at our January program. We adopt positions through consensus of

our members at meetings open to the public, not behind closed doors in dark rooms. If the National or State Leagues are considering adopting or changing a position, they reach out to every local League to hear what our consensus is on that issue. We are truly a grass-roots organization. Examples of the current positions of the League of Women Voters include: • Protecting the rights of all citizens to vote. We oppose voter suppression efforts disguised as efforts to combat mostly imagined “voter fraud” of noncitizens voting or citizens voting more than once. We encourage every eligible citizen to vote! • We support equal rights and equal opportunity for all, including access to education and housing. • We support the direct election of the President and Vice-President of the US, and we celebrate the passage of the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact here in Colorado. • We support fair apportionment of Congressional and State legislative districts and worked to encourage the passage of Amendments Y & Z in last year’s elections. • Living here next to Rocky Mountain National Park, we promote conservation and effective environmental management. This is a very select list of our many positions. If you wish to have a voice in the positions of the League, join us at our annual program planning meeting. If you wish to join the League, it is easy to do directly from the membership page of our website, no human intervention necessary! We again thank all citizens of the Estes Valley for supporting our League.


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Coyotes: The Song Dogs Of The West Rocky Mountain National Park to explore coyote habitat, social structure and interactions. Learn how the coyote interacts with the ecosysJoin the Rocky Mountain Conservancy tem, its prey and humankind, and how Field Institute at the “Coyotes: The Song wolves could impact coyotes in the future.” Dogs of the West” class on March 23, Gricoskie is the 2019. This fullowner and operator day course is for of Yellow Wood those who want Guiding in Estes to learn more Park, specializing in about the natural nature tours and and cultural hisphoto safaris in tory of the coyRocky Mountain ote, as well as National Park. Since their anatomy, bigraduating from ology, and social Penn State in 2002 interactions. In with a degree in Enthis field class, vironmental Interparticipants will pretation, he has visit meadows worked as a profeswithin Rocky sional naturalist in Mountain NaColorado, New tional Park taking York, Michigan, and short walks on Texas, including a season with the Namostly even terrain in order to observe tional Park Service on the Upper coyote habitat. Delaware Scenic and Recreational River. The instructor, Jared Gricoskie, deJared has spent the past several years exscribes the course saying “Coyotes are ploring and researching the flora and among this country’s most successful and resourceful predators. Often misun- fauna of the Rocky Mountains, always looking for more wonders in the natural derstood and maligned, the coyote has world to share with others. profound impact on our everyday life. To register for “Coyotes: The Song Explore the natural history of North Dogs of the West” or for more informaAmerica’s second largest canine, Native tion on the Field Institute, call the American stories, coyote discovery by Lewis and Clark, and the animal’s expan- Rocky Mountain Conservancy Field Institute at (970) 586-3262, or visit the sion to the East. Examine the coyote’s website at www.rmconservancy.org. anatomy and biology; then, head into

Navigate Like A Lion

Learn how wild mountain lions navigate and hunt across Northern Colorado. Join local wildlife photographer David Neils for a deep dive on the habits and habitat of mountain lions in Northern Colorado. You'll learn how a lion navigates the landscape to hunt, establish territory, mate, raise young and coexist with other wildlife and with us. You'll also learn how David captures images

and video of these elusive apex predators using natural factors found throughout Northern Colorado and the West. The program will take place on Friday, March 29, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Estes Valley Community Center, 660 Community Drive. Tickets to attend cost just $10 and can be purchased in advance at tinyurl.com/y6xu2gde (ad-


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DNV-GL Made An Unexpected Visit To Estes Park Health The results of our progress were very good. Accreditation is a way for a healthcare organization to meet regulatory standards established by The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Not only meeting regulations, but also demonstrating the organization’s commitment to high levels of performance and patient care by driving Continuous Quality Improvement. Accreditation programs directly impact the clinical outcomes by improving the structure and process of care which ultimately help in delivering safe, high-quality patient care. Estes Park Health received accreditation from DNV GL-Healthcare in 2018. DNV-GL’s innovative program begins with initial accreditation, then following a three year program integrates ISO 9001 compliance to further develop quality standards to the international level. Representatives from DNV-GL made an unannounced appearance on March 5, 2019, to review the progress that has been made since their initial visit, and to offer guidance on moving forward toward the ISO 9001 accreditation. Larry Leaming DHA, FACHE, Estes

Park Health CEO shared this with Estes Park Health staff at the end of the survey: “DNV-GL was here this week to conduct their annual survey. They arrived with four people and finished in a day and a half. Record time for them. They eliminated 13 of the 14 nonconformities from 2018, and only left us with four recommendations. This is a significant improvement over this past year and it represents a tremendous amount of work well done. I am amazed and so proud of our progress. This is not an easy task and I want you all to know how much I appreciate your support and dedication to safety and the quality of our care and services. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. It’s indeed an honor and a privilege to work with all of you.” Estes Park Health will now create an action plan to eliminate the single remaining and four new recommendations. DNV-GL will make another unscheduled appearance in 2020 to continue to guide us on our ISO 9001 journey. We will be as prepared for that visit as we were for this one. You can learn more about our ISO 9001 journey at eph.org/about-us/quality.

4/4 Giving Back Rob and Julie Pieper own Poppy’s Pizza & Grill and Mama Rose’s restaurant. They are Give Back Business Partners, meaning they pledge to give at least 1% of their sales to Estes Valley nonprofits. As a way to proactively direct their giving, they chose five area nonprofits that have had an impact on their businesses and their staff. The first Thursday of winter and spring months, they give 25% of their lunch and dinner sales to selected nonprofits. The title of their program is (appropriately) Giving Back Thursday. Crisis Advocates, The Estes Park Learning Place, and Partners Mentoring Youth have already benefited from this program. The Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center will benefit on 4/4, and EVICS on 5/2.

This is an amazing program, what a great way to give back! What can you do? Go out to eat! Gather four friends, eat four desserts, order take-out for your meeting. Before lunch, play a quick game of foursquare. Wear spring forward fashions. Sing a Fab Four song. Let the four winds safely blow you to dinner. 4/4! Put it on your calendar. All money donated to EPNRC by the Piepers on 4/4 will go towards professional services for Estes nonprofits: IT, accounting, legal services and more. The Nonprofit Resource Center ladies will be on hand to host. You have to eat anyway; make your plans today to come play for nonprofits.


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Nicky’s Steakhouse Restaurant And Lounge Under New Ownership John and Lori Thomason are the new owners of Nicky's Steakhouse Restaurant and Lounge. Both born and raised in Colorado, they recently made Estes Park their permanent home, as they have both enjoyed a lifetime of family memories in our beautiful town. After closing their restaurant/steakhouse in OshKosh, Nebraska, they wanted to bring what they were doing in a small restaurant to a bigger audience. John is an Executive Chef, trained in Denver and Massachusetts. He specializes in seafood, steaks, burgers and prime rib. He will be bringing superior quality steaks and seafood to Estes Park, with the ability to prepare the orders with savory satisfaction in mind. John and Lori look forward to continuing the historical tradition of Nicky's Steakhouse, and to continue the quality and service that Nicky and his staff have always offered their guests. They strive to maintain what Nicky has built, and to "spring forward" superior quality dishes as well as enhanced ambiance and atmosphere. John will be bringing new menu items, as well as keeping the favorite dishes and recipes that Nicky's customers love. John has worked as a chef for the major portion of his adult life. He also has opened two of his own restaurants, and three for other proprietors over the course of the years. John was also a major cattle producer in the Sandhills of Nebraska for 15 years, and knows how to buy and prepare the finest cuts of beef, lamb and pork. Nicky's Steakhouse Restaurant and Lounge is already a historical staple in Estes Park. Nicky himself opened this restaurant in 1967. (The same year John was born!). As the new owners, they will bring the freshest and highest quality seafood to Estes Park. They will also be bringing the finest choices in USDA

Prime beef, superior grade with amazing tenderness, juiciness, flavor and fine texture. Lori said, “Nicky's Steakhouse is such a beautiful restaurant with open, comfortable dining areas. All of our patrons are able to dine while enjoying the majestic mountain and river views. We have family friendly areas, in addition to our quiet romantic dining areas. During the summer, we are also able to seat our guests on our deck above the river, or on our riverside patio.”

At Nicky’s, John and Lori hope to mesh the historical significance of the original Nicky's with a fresh look and superior quality food options. John said, “We want to enhance the beautiful ambiance, while keeping the character of the original Nicky's restaurant. We value our local residents and want to make sure that they feel appreciated and respected as our loyal customers. We hope to offer exciting new experiences that locals and visitors can enjoy. We plan to bring live acoustic music to our deck and patio area during the summer time.” John added, “We have a genuine love for the area and its residents, both the permanent ones as well as the visiting guests. Please come in and introduce yourselves to us, we are excited to meet you and hear your valued opinions of what makes Nicky's your favorite Estes Park restaurant!” Nicky’s Steakhouse Restaurant and Lounge is located at 1350 Fall River Road, (970) 586-5376.

Grand Opening Of CABINtique This Saturday f er twenty-six ft After Aft years in Estes Park, Carey Stevanus has taken her love of local history and joined it with her love for decorating. This Saturday she will open the doors of her new store, “CABINtique.” Items in the store will have a vintage cabin and camp feel, including both new and old items. Stevanus began collecting local history memorabilia when she was managing Marys Lake Lodge Employee Housing program twenty-five years ago. She then began digging into the history of the former Estes Park Chalet. She found a postcard with an image of the Chalet before the 1978 fire that destroyed half of the building. Seeing what the historic lodge looked like in its “heyday” started her on a journey she is still on to this day. Today the journey is to share her collection with others who appreciate the history of our town and the people who discovered its beauty long before we all came along. The mix of new and antique items includes vintage postcards and framed images captured by local photographers like Fred Clatworthy and WT Parke as well as artists Lyman Byxbe, Richardson Rome and many others. Vintage souvenirs and ephemera from years past show the changes our little town has gone through. Dinnerware from Stead’s Ranch as well as pine cone pottery from Loveland Pottery and Rocky Mountain Pottery Company are also available. Newer merchandise is available in bedding, lighting, furniture and home goods. If the items are not in the store, Stevanus will try her best to help you find the right item. Furniture pieces are also available from a local craftsman and can be custom built from antique furniture that are repurposed and made into new pieces. Whether you’re decorating a cabin, camper or just redoing a room in

have a e that av your home to hav historic cabin feel, you’ll find what you’re looking for at CABINtique. The Grand Opening will be this Saturday, March 9th from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at 521 S. St. Vrain Ave., Suite A. 970-586-5750.


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Peggy Lynch Receives Circle Of Legends Award Peggy Lynch was awarded the Circle of Legends honor by Adam Contos, CEO of RE/MAX International at the RE/MAX convention in Las Vegas. Entry into the prestigious Circle of Legends doesn’t come easily. It requires a career of at least 10 years with the network and over $10 million in RE/MAX commissions. That’s a lot of people served and dreams fulfilled. There are only 576 agents that have ever achieved this honor. That is less than half of one percent of all active agents in the RE/MAX network of 119,000 agent in 117 countries.

“I have to thank all of you in Estes Park and all my clients over the years who helped me to achieve this award. When I started RE/MAX Mountain Brokers in 1996, I could not have imagined the support and love this community would give me. Now I am working with The Peggy Lynch Team to give me more time with family and friends. This summer John and I will celebrate our 50th anniversary in a castle in Scotland with the family. Kirk Fisher will be holding down the fort now, but I can’t stop sharing my 36 years of real estate knowledge. If you ever have a question, I’m still here to help.”


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Moraine Belles At The Senior Center The Moraine Belles will perform at the Estes Park Senior Citizens Center at 12:30 on Wednesday, March 20th. The local wind quintet will perform selections from Pachelbel's "Canon," Strauss's "Blue Danube Waltz," Debussy's "Reverie," Mozart"s "The Marriage of Figaro" and other audience favorites from their repertoire. The local musicians, all members of The Estes Park Village Band, will also demonstrate and share with the audience

information about each of their instruments--flute (Susan McNeil), oboe (Karen Crislip) clarinet (Joan Hansen), French horn (Carolyn LaVallee) and bassoon (Susan Novy). There is no charge for this performance and everyone is welcome to celebrate the first day of Spring with the ESPCC and The Moraine Belles at the Masonic Lodge, 1820 S. St. Vrain. (Hwy. 7).

Summit Church Guatemala Mission Trip Team Returns

Program On Skin Cancer At Estes Park Senior Center Skin cancer is very common Dr. Sarah Bair, MD, of Crossroads Dermatology in Longmont and Lake Loveland Dermatology, will be presenting at the Estes Park Senior Center, 1820 S. St. Vrain (Hwy. 7), on March 21st at 12:30 p.m. Her talk will focus on skin cancer, the most common skin problem she sees in residents of Estes Park. Her talk will focus on prevalence, types of skin cancer, causes, risk factors, and prevention. Please feel free to join us.

1700 Brodie Ave, Estes Park Across from High School football field

www.pccrusa.org Sunday Worship Service at 10:00am Communion served first Sunday of each month - open to all Join us for fellowship and refreshments before and after service each Sunday Children always welcome

A team of 15 from Estes Park just returned from a village in Guatemala composed of 1,300 people where more than 50% suffer from malnutrition. The team hopes to adopt this community for five to eight years until it can improve and develop on its own. It is amazing that Food For The Hungry has partnered with over 20 countries since 1976. The participants were: Liz and Dick Mulhern Dr. Patti Aldridge, son Isaac, and daughter Grace Dr. Ericka Norris and son Paul Nurse Cleone Beall Nurse Susan Jungman Ron and Sharol Little Michael and Valerie Dascoli Cindi Shupe Melissa Westover The trip was 10 days with the purpose of helping establish a medical clinic that was built last year by the team and con-

duct a Bible School for the children. The medical team met with over 200 families, distributing medications, vitamins and health hygiene kits. There were meeting s and trainings with local nurses, community health promoters and leaders. The group project was a new roof for the school and a new athletic field for the community. The team made over 10 visits to the homes of the sponsor children. The Summit Church now sponsors over 50 children. Over 300 attend school, however this is only 60% that should attend. This was the first year that over 20 children attended middle school for the first time due to the fundraising and scholarships provided by Summit Church and Food for the Hungry. The Mission Team would like to thank the community of Estes Park and the Estes Park Golf Course fundraiser as they contributed to this worthy endeavor.

Quilt Guild Meeting March 13 Estes Park Senior Citizens Center Menu ——Week of March 18 thru March 22 —— Monday, Mar 18 Corned Beef & Cabbage & vegetable Tuesday, Mar 19 Chicken Parmesan w/spaghetti, garlic bread & Caesar salad Wednesday, Mar 20 BBQ Chicken Breast w/corn bread, grits & green beans Thursday, Mar 21 Swedish Meatballs with egg noodles & side salad Friday, Mar 22 Shrimp Platter – 2 shrimp skewers (5 grilled & 6 batter fried shrimp) w/mashed potatoes, gravy & clam chowder soup

——Week of March 25 thru March 29 —— Monday, Mar 25 Breakfast Croissant w/bacon, hash browns & fruit Tuesday, Mar 26 Hot Roast Beef w/mashed potatoes, gravy & soup Wednesday, Mar 27 Spaghetti & Meatballs, garlic bread & side salad Thursday, Mar 28 Chicken Fried Chicken w/mashed potatoes, gravy & vegetables Friday, Mar 29 Tilapia & Homemade Chips w/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 18th, you need to call before 1:00 PM on Friday, Mar 15th. For reservations call 970-581-2195 (Monday – Friday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm). Pre-paid meal tickets and membership forms are available at the Estes Park Senior Citizens Center located at 1820 S. St. Vrain (Masonic Lodge). Eat at the Senior Citizens Center or take Meals to Go! Regular hours of operation 9:00 am -- 2:00 pm Monday thru Friday. Join or renew membership for 2019! Check out our website: estesparkseniors.org TriFit, Balance, Mahjong, games, movies, and other activities. EPSCC, Inc. wants to serve YOU and YOU can enjoy serving others!

Estes Valley Quilt Guild monthly meeting will be held March 13, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at Good Samaritan’s main dining room, 1901 Ptarmigan, Estes Park, CO. This month’s meeting will be a “Evolution of a Quilt” presented by Barb Gardner. Barb will show us how to use our computers as a virtual design wall for designing our quilts.

Travel the World-Ireland At Good Samaritan Dinner Show March 28 Ireland the land of saints and scholars is this month featured location for the Good Samaritan Estes Park Village dinner show. This month’s dinner which will be held on March 28th at 5:00 p.m. will not disappoint those seeking a traditional Irish dinner and you will not want to miss the feature presentation. Estes Parks very own Elkins Distilling Co. will be presenting along with musical entertainment of Irish fiddle to round out our evening of music, food, fun and learning. You don’t want to miss this one! Space is limited so contact us to purchase your ticket today, 970-577-7700.


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Colorado Parks And Wildlife Is Addressing Chronic Wasting Disease With Its CWD Response Plan The Colorado Chronic Wasting Disease Response Plan is a long-term plan to reduce the prevalence of CWD in the state.

The 2019 Colorado Big Game Brochure is out and there are plenty of regulation changes and new information for hunters to read up on in advance of the big game draw. One of the big challenges CPW wildlife managers are tackling this year is Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). The topic is gaining attention nationwide as 26 states have now reported CWD-infected animals. CWD is a prion disease that affects ungulates such as deer, elk and moose. The disease is always fatal and infected animals can develop symptoms like weight loss, stumbling and listlessness. Although there has been no evidence that CWD has yet been transmitted to humans, the Center for Disease Control, along with CPW, recommend that hunters not eat the meat of a CWD-infected animal. CPW is addressing the problem headon in Colorado. At its January 20 meeting, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission unanimously approved the Colorado Chronic Wasting Disease Response Plan. It was the culmination of a year-long effort by the CWD Advisory Group to explore the history of CWD, the status of CWD infection in Colorado’s herds, and the best available tactics for lowering CWD prevalence.

The plan provides a suite of tactics that CPW wildlife managers can implement to lower CWD prevalence. The plan’s recommendations are intended to allow for a localized management approach best suited for individual herds that is in coordination with Herd Management Plans. Some of these tactics include changing the buck-to-doe ratio, increasing harvest, and issuing more late-season tags for specific GMUs. For a complete list of tactics, see pages 23-28 of the CWD Response Plan. There is no overnight fix for CWD. This is a 15-year plan that will use rotating mandatory tests on hunter-harvested bucks to give a complete picture of Colorado’s CWD prevalence every five years. AS CWD Advisory Group member and Director of the Chronic Wasting Disease Alliance Matt Dunfee stated in his presentation to the CPW Commission, “This is a disease you measure in decades, not years. Without action, it will only increase in prevalence and distribution.� For more information on CWD and hunting in Colorado, see page 12 of the 2019 Big Game Brochure and visit cpw.state.co.us/cwd.

Conservatives In Estes Valley Unite On March 23

If you are a conservative in the Estes Valley, please join together with other like-minded individuals to discuss issues concerning our town, state and country. The meeting is on Saturday, March 23 at 2:00 p.m. at 1751 North Lake Avenue, Unit 101 (the old Mountain Top Physical Therapy). Topics of discussion at the meeting: recall petition facts, marijuana shops in Estes Park, and State of Colorado legislative updates (Red Flag Bill, Sex Ed, National Popular Vote, and Oil and Gas bill). The guest speaker at the meeting is Jay

A. Lykins, Ph.D. (Oxford, UK, Islamic Studies) speaking about Islam in America. Jay is a retired Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State and has worked throughout the Islamic world for over 25 years (from Morocco to Indonesia). Through his early childhood, mission trips and foreign service, he has lived in Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Azerbaijan, Jordan, Kuwait, Israel and five other countries, plus traveling to a total of 68 countries. To learn more about Islam, check out the website http://DiscerningIslam.com. Jay Lykins states, “until it is realized that Islam is a politically religious entity, attempting to mirror not just Judaism and Christianity, but the religions of pre-Islamic Arabia as well, caught up in its own eschatology, we will continue to fight ‘radical Islam’ in skirmishes.� For more information, contact Bill Howell at estesvalleyconservatives@gmail.com.

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Sophie Greenway 12th Grade Congratulations to Sophie Greenway, the Estes Park News Student of the Week for March 15, 2019. At EPHS, Sophie is a member of the National Honor Society and earned a 1210 on her SAT and maintains a 3.7 GPA. She is a member of Thespian Troupe 7284 and Major 13 (vocal jazz group) and loves being involved in school musicals and plays, acting, making props and sets. She was a winner of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts Young Playwrights competition for her one act play (she was one of three winners out of 181 submissions!). She is also President and Founder of GSA. Outside of school she loves writing plays and short stories, acting, cooking and baking, singing and playing with her dogs.

Sophie’s favorite quote is “The things that make you strange are the things that make you powerful� by Ben Platt. This quote reminds Sophie to embrace her oddities as strengths, and to not be insecure about who she is. After high school Sophie plans to go to college and major in theatre and creative writing, with a focus in dramaturgy.

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


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ARE WE ‘PRISONERS OF HOPE’ I visited with a dear veterinarian friend of mine recently. My mind went back to an incident she shared with me years ago when she was in the middle of her internship. She said a woman burst into their clinic frantic to find treatment for a family-loved pet, a hamster. Tina said, “It was evident to all our staff that healing was not likely, in fact, all signs suggested that their pet had died… rigor mortis already setting in.” But, she went on, since the woman was so desperate to have the hamster survive, they did everything they could possibly do…CPR, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, the whole works…but to no avail, the beloved hamster had passed away. The woman was a ‘prisoner of hope’. Many of us share her ‘cell’, don’t we? Many are such ‘prisoners’. We want a thing to happen so badly that we disregard the facts and reality of a situation, thinking that if we ‘hope’ enough we can force it into happening…only to be disappointed. ‘Hope’ is wonderful, and essential to all around us. Like you, I give to health organizations each year that are providers of ‘hope’ to children and others struggling with health issues. Our hearts ache for the many who are ‘without hope’ in the world. However, we also grieve for those who are ‘prisoners of hope’, so let me speak to that. To do that, we need to realize what hope ‘is’, and what hope ‘isn’t’. ‘True hope’ needs two things: ‘desire’ and ‘expectation’. Our hamster-owner had the first, but reality negated the second. What are other examples of that in our society? Have you ever heard someone (yourself) say, “When I win the lottery I’m going to…!” or, in years past, “When my ship comes in…!”? These are attitudes of millions who are ‘prisoners of hope’. Definitely, there are times when good things happen. Consider an unemployed New Jersey man, Michael Wiersky, who just this week pocketed $162.5 million from his lottery win. But, really, how many lotto-ticket-purchasers truly ‘expect’ to receive a payout? Often such ‘prisoners of hope’ waste monies needed elsewhere to buy tickets. This problem is even more sad when people believe that they can do things against our society ‘hoping’ to get off unscathed. Most people who disregard society’s laws believe that they can ‘sow wild oats’ and avoid consequences. People ask, “How did Watts or Frazee think they could murder spouses and ‘get away with it’?” But it applies in lesser crimes also, doesn’t it? Driving under the influence, or while texting, or ??? The ‘prisoner of hope’ designation is obvious when it comes to social issues as well, isn’t it? All of us ‘desire’ a day when there is no violence on our nation’s streets. However, I sense that some people believe that one day all the ‘bad guys’ will turn in their guns and all ‘good guys’ guns will be regulated properly. All of us ‘desire’ to see total racial equality and harmony. I sense that some believe that if they ‘protest’ enough, even ‘practice civil disobedience’, they can bring these about. ‘Prisoners of hope’? There are things locally that we can become ‘prisoners of hope’ about, aren’t there? We learned this week that we can expect 4.8 million visitors to RMNP / Estes Park. Are we realistic and accepting and willing to do our best to handle that, or, as ‘prisoners of hope’, not liking crowds, will we protest against things like housing efforts and road and other projects to help us handle what will inevitably come and, thus, end up being disappointed ‘prisoners of hope’. Let’s focus on what we ‘desire’, but also on what we can reasonably ‘expect’ and act responsibly to do all we can to make those work. (Bob)

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Efficiency Works To Hand Out Free LEDs

Residents, businesses invited to learn about energy saving programs Residential and business customers of Estes Park Light and Power can learn about ways to save money on their electric bills, how to get rebates on appliances or energy efficiency upgrades, and pick up a two-pack of LED bulbs for free during regular visits by representatives of the Efficiency Works program this spring and summer. The Efficiency Works program will host a table in the atrium of Estes Park Town Hall, 170 MacGregor Ave., on the first and third Wednesday of every month, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through the month of June. Light & Power cus-

tomers are invited to stop by for a pair of free LED bulbs, sign up to receive free information and ask questions about energy-saving programs, or simply get ideas about how they may save money while improving the comfort in their homes or workplaces. “Anyone planning upgrades to their homes or business really needs to get to know about Efficiency Works programs,” said Reuben Bergsten, director of utilities for Estes Park. “Efficiency Works can provide expert assessments for a home or business, rebates to buy down the up-front costs for energy improvements, and expert advice and help both up-front and throughout the process.” Since 2015, Efficiency Works has helped more than 9,000 customers save nearly 100,000 megawatt- hours of electricity use, enough to power 11,500 homes. Customers are encouraged to visit the Efficiency Works website or call 877-981-1888 for more information.

Sister City Annual Dinner

Mark your calendars! The annual Sister City Dinner is Saturday, March 30, at the Other Side Restaurant on Moraine Avenue. The festivities begin at 5:00 p.m. with fellowship and a toast to Estes Park’s Sister City, Monteverde, Costa Rica. Guests will be treated to a delicious dinner of Costa Rican specialities

prepared by Estes Park residents who are formally from Costa Rica. Dinner begins at 6:00 p.m. During the course of the evening you will learn of upcoming cultural and scientific exchanges which are life-changing experiences for all who participate. You will have the opportunity to enjoy and purchase original art from Monteverde. Our resident film maker Nick Mollé will entertain us with a film presentation on the wonders and beauty of Costa Rica and the Monteverde region. Tickets for the evening are $25.00 which includes an annual membership to the Sister City organization. For tickets to this memorable evening contact Christine at (970) 402-0433.

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Support literacy in our schools! Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that provides books kids want to read. It's a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Reading for pleasure inside and outside of school has real and long-lasting benefits. Please make plans to come to our

Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child's reading. Remember every purchase from the book fair earns rewards for our school, so please stop by and support us. Book fair hours Monday, March 18, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Family night Thursday, March 21, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, March 22, 7:30 a.m.-12 p.m. All middle school students will be visiting the book fair during the week. Ask your student which day they will be there!


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Local Vocals Concert Postponed Peak to Peak concerts was planning to present its sixth annual Local Vocals concert next Saturday, March 16th, at 3:00 p.m., but now the committee has found it necessary to re-schedule it for Saturday, April 6th, at 2:00 p.m., still at Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church (SMLC), 2000 Ptarmigan Trail. A big thank-you goes to Robert Gunn, the Local Vocals coordinator, for scrambling to make this happen in spite of the short notice that the piano accompanist who has been rehearsing with all of these local singers for this concert, Margie Patterson, has suddenly been called out of town due to the death of a very good friend in MA. Accompanists are a rare and indispensable breed in Estes Park, and Margie has been generous with her time. Fortunately, however, Michelle Gergen-Wis-

ner is willing and available to take Margie’s place once Michelle has finished her run with the Fine Arts Guild of the Rockies’ production of the musical, The Spitfire Grill, March 8-10 and 15-17. The Peak to Peak committee apologizes for any inconvenience to its many loyal patrons and reminds them that it will still be ready to present the Instrumental Ensembles Concert, with musicians drawn from the first-chair Oratorio of Estes Park Society Orchestra, right on schedule Saturday, April 13th at SMLC at 3:00 p.m. Of course, the Public is invited to enjoy both of these concerts, free of charge, as always, but donations are gratefully encouraged, and a reception will follow each of them.

Patriots For Peace March Meeting The Estes Park Patriots for Peace invite you to join us for our next meeting, to be held Wednesday, March 20 at 5:30 p.m. in the Wasson Room of the Estes Valley Public Library. Our mission is to “build a culture of peace at all levels of society,” and to that end, we support the principles and practices of the Estes Valley Restorative Justice Program. Our program will feature a speaker from that group, Mary Barron, the Restorative Practices Coordinator for the RJ program in the schools. Ms. Barron brings a background of some 22 years in special education and administration to this position. She says the RJ program in the schools creates an “opportunity to strengthen our learning community because it focuses so much on relationship building… [allowing] students to take responsibility for their actions.” We are very pleased to continue our support of this program in our community and our schools, and we hope you will be able to attend our meeting to learn how students are being impacted by this program, both individually and

as a learning community. Light refreshments will be served and we will discuss upcoming events such as our soon-tobe-awarded high school scholarship (April) and Peace Jam (May). As a final note, the Dances of Universal Peace will not be held (this month only) in lieu of a nearby special event, a Dance retreat on Friday or Zikr on Saturday evening

(7:15 both evenings) at the Nalanda Campus of the Naropa Institute in Boulder, led by Pir Shabda Kahn, an internationally recognized teacher/leader. Please call or text Waduda Welsh at 303718-9712 for further information. The Dances will return to Estes Park in April.


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ESTES PARK HAPPENINGS For additional information call 800-443-7837 • 970-577-9900

ST. PATRICK’S DAY Mar. 17: St. Patrick’s Day Bash. American Legion Post 119. 3pm Mar. 17: Eat, Drink & Be Irish. Featuring Sugar Britches. The Barrel. Event, 12-9pm. Band, 5-8pm Mar. 17: Geoff Clark. Irish acoustic. Rock Inn Mountain Tavern. 5-8pm

ENTERTAINMENT Mar. 15-16: Karaoke. Lonigans. 9pm Mar. 15-16 & 17: The Spitfire Grill. Musical. YMCA. 2-4pm & 7:30-9:30pm Mar. 15 & 22: $5 Friday 9-Hole Golf. 9Hole Golf Course. 8am-12pm Mar. 17: Bingo Night. Rock Cut Brewing Company. 6-7:30pm Mar. 19: Euchre Game Night. The Barrel. 6-10pm Mar. 19: Trivia Night. Rock Cut Brewing. 7-8:30pm Mar. 20: Karaoke. Lonigans. 9pm Mar. 20: Cribbage Night. The Barrel. 610pm Mar. 21: Geeks Who Drink. Trivia. Latitude 105 Alehouse. 6-10pm Mar. 21: Poker & Texas Hold’em. The Barrel. 6-11pm Mar. 22-23 & 27: Karaoke. Lonigans. 9pm Mar. 24: Bingo Night. Rock Cut Brewing Company. 6-7:30pm Mar. 26: Euchre Game Night. The Barrel. 6-10pm Mar. 26: Trivia Night. Rock Cut Brewing. 7-8:30pm Mar. 27: Cribbage Night. The Barrel. 6-10pm Mar. 28: Geeks Who Drink. Trivia. Latitude 105 Alehouse. 6-10pm Mar. 28: Poker & Texas Hold’em. The Barrel. 6-11pm

Mar. 29: $5 Friday 9-Hole Golf. 9-Hole Golf Course. 8am-12pm Mar. 29: Karaoke. Lonigans. 9pm

MUSIC Mar. 15: Geoff Clark. Acoustic. Snowy Peaks Winery. 4-6pm Mar. 15: Alex Thoele. Acoustic. The Rock Inn Mountain Tavern. 6-9pm Mar. 15-16: The Dempsey/Fox Duo. Jazz. The Other Side Restaurant. 5-8pm Mar. 15-16: James Davis. Guitar. Twin Owls Steakhouse. 6-9pm Mar. 15-16: Tim McLemore. Jazz & Blues. Nicky’s Steakhouse. 6pm Mar. 16: Local Vocals Concert. Shepherd of the Mtns. 3-4:15pm Mar. 17 & 24: Joseph Lingenfelter. Acoustic. Other Side Rest. 10am-1pm Mar. 21 & 28: Bluegrass Jam. The Rock Inn Mountain Tavern. 6-9pm Mar. 22: Neilson Project. Acoustic. Snowy Peaks Winery. 4-6pm Mar. 22: Elevation Oil Man & CO Big Bite Catering. Pairing dinner. The Barrel. 5:30-10pm Mar. 22: Cass Vendengna. Acoustic. Rock Inn Mountain Tavern. 6-8pm Mar. 22-23: The Dempsey/Fox Duo. Jazz. The Other Side Restaurant. 5-8pm Mar. 22-23: James Davis. Guitar. Twin Owls Steakhouse. 6-9pm Mar. 22-23: Tim McLemore. Jazz & Blues. Nicky’s Steakhouse. 6pm Mar. 27: Geoff Clark. Acoustic. The Rock Inn Mountain Tavern. 5-8pm Mar. 29: The Dempsey/Fox Duo. Jazz. The Other Side Restaurant. 5-8pm Mar. 29: James Davis. Guitar. Twin Owls Steakhouse. 6-9pm Mar. 29: David Potter. Acoustic. The Rock Inn Mountain Tavern. 6-9pm Mar. 29: Tim McLemore. Jazz & Blues. Nicky’s Steakhouse. 6pm

March 15-29, 2019 Mar. 29-30: Itchy-O w/ Amigo the Devil. The Stanley Hotel. 8-11pm

SEMINARS, CLASSES & LECTURES Wed., Sat., Sun.: Weaving Demos. Old Church Shops. 1-3pm Mar. 15-16, 22-23 & 29: Sip & Paint. Murphy’s Resort. 7-9pm Mar. 16: Break Dance Workshop. Community Center. 10:30am-12:30pm Mar. 16: Dances of Universal Peace. Estes Park Yoga. 2-4pm Mar. 18 & 25: History & Nature Talk. Rams Horn Village Resort. 5-6pm Mar. 19 & 26: Free 5k Group Fun Run. The Stanley Hotel. 5:30pm

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK Rocky Mountain Conservancy Programs: Fees apply & registration is required. Call for classes: 970-586-3262 Mar. 23: Coyotes: Song Dogs of the West. Ages 16 & up. 8am-4pm

FUNDRAISER Mar. 16: St. Baldricks. Estes Park Mountain Shop. 4-7pm

COMMUNITY Mar. 16 & 23: Kids’ Nite Out. Estes Valley Community Center. 7-10:30pm

UPCOMING Apr. 13: Easter Egg Hunt & Breakfast w/ the Easter Bunny. Community Center. 8:30-11am Apr. 13: Bigfoot Days. 5-mile run, Bigfoot-themed activities. Bond Park. 10am-4pm

Find more events & submit your event at VisitEstesPark.com/Events.

Any republication of this document or information contained herein when done for profit or as part of a profit creating mechanism is strictly prohibited.

KREV-LP104.7FM Weekly Schedule

Monday-Friday

6am - 10am Morning Music 10am - 1pm Easy Listening 1 pm-3pm Afternoon Classical 3pm - 5pm Upbeat Monday: 1950-1963 Tuesday: 1964-1975 Wednesday: 1976-1983 Thursday: 1984-1999 Friday: 2000 - Current 5pm-7pm Dinner Music 7pm-9pm Grass Fed (Eclectic Rock Bands) 9pm - 11pm Jazz 11pm-6am Night Music

Saturday

6am-11am Saturday Morning Chores 11am - Noon British Rock Noon - 2pm Old Time Radio 2pm - 4pm Estes Park Spanish Radio 4pm-7pm Dinner Music 7pm-9pm Grass Fed 9pm-11pm Jazz 11 pm - 6am Night Music

Sunday

6am-8am Praise 8am-9am Sunday Morning Hymns 9am-10:00am Gospel 10am-11am Sunday Morning Hymns 11am-1pm Instrumental Music 1pm - 2pm German Hour 2pm-5pm Afternoon Classical 5pm-7pm Dinner Music 7pm-9pm Jazz 9pm - 11pm Evening Classical 11pm-6am Night Music


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Melodrama On Stage This Weekend "Church was cancelled last week so we lost a day of ticket sales, but we're doing well. The matinee is close to sold out." Cast members have been work-

By: Doug Fox

The last melodrama to be staged by Back Pew Creations will debut this Friday and Saturday (March 15 & 16 at 7:00 p.m.) at Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies. "The Great Estes Park Growth Spurt or What Do We Want to Be When We Grow Up? � will take another fractured look at Estes Park history and how the town almost became the Las Vegas of the Rockies. Written by Rich Mitchell, who also directs and plays a character in the melodrama, the plot involves a gambler with a penchant for cheating, a fortune teller, gullible town's people, a rambling county commissioner, some clueless hotel people, and countless puns and playson-words that will keep the audience laughing, or groaning, or both. "The villains want the town to head in a whole different direction from this family tourist destination that the town leaders want," explains Mitchell. Tickets are $10 for adults in advance, or $12 at the door. Children 12 and under get in for $5.00. They can be purchased at Macdonald Book Shop downtown or at the church office, 1700 Brodie Ave. Monday through Thursday. The church office is closed on Friday. The play is staged five times: Friday and Saturday, March 15, 16, 22, and 23rd at 7:00 p.m. with a Sunday, March 24th, matinee at 3:00 p.m. The melodrama has been well attended in recent years with some performances a sellout. "We're doing well," says Back Pew co-chair Ginger Wilkinson.

ing three nights a week for two and a half months rehearsing their lines, their entrances and exits, and putting together an evening anyone can enjoy. The audience is encouraged to boo and hiss the villains and cheer on the heroes -- a standard at melodramas. One member of the cast who has been a standard and steady performer each year is high school senior Bailey Burke. "This is my eighth melodrama," says Burke. "I just enjoy doing it and I enjoy spending time with the people that do it." She started when she was nine years old. Now 17, she portrays an aide to the owner of a local hotel. Asked to describe her character, Rebecca, Bailey says, "I'd say she's kind of -- in essence -- dimwitted, almost. She tries really hard to be in charge and do a good job, but she's not the smartest character." Rebecca frequently gets her words mixed up, opening the door, of course, for an avalanche of puns and word plays. Bailey still manages to balance

school with rehearsals. "I can do my homework during practice when I'm not on stage." Despite eight years of melodramas, Bailey is leaving acting behind. "I've decided I don't want to do any theater or arts related majors in college." She's been accepted at Colorado State University where she plans to major in animal science. But her advice to others thinking about acting: "I'd just say try it out and you'll probably be good at it. There are very few people I've met who haven't been able to do a good job."

"She is a dream to work with," says Wilkinson. "We all know this is her last year and that makes it pretty special, too." Wilkinson says Susie Manhoff, who plays Betty Cooker, a would-be cafe owner in town, is obviously having a ball doing the play. "She told me, 'Ginger, you know I'm 85.' And I said, 'Does that

make a difference?' And she said, 'Well, I guess I've learned that's no excuse in Estes Park.'" Evelyn Wilson plays hotel owner Leona Hutt who manages to rip off six puns in just two sentences. Sherry Unruh, Rik Forschmiedt, Kay Mitchell, Denise Moore, Michael Moore, Nancy Thomas, Ron Ball, Steve Wilson, Jim Gamet, and Kathye Osborne also fill roles on stage as Verlene Thorpe once again provides a piano music backdrop to all the action. The success of the melodrama over the last ten years or more has been remarkable. "We do have a following and I find that amazing," says Wilkinson. "I think a lot of it is the play usually involves the town and the park, humor, and it helps us laugh at ourselves. There have been a lot of people who have been here at the right time. That's the miracle of the whole thing to me. We've had people like Rich Mitchell, like Verlene Thorp, and the kids -- like Bailey Burke."

All of the proceeds from the play will be divided among Lifelong Learning of Estes Valley, Crossroads Ministry, and Estes Park Crisis Advocates. As usual, popcorn and sarsaparilla will be available for sale at the intermission. And you can still throw popcorn at the villains. The melodrama may be going away, but some traditions never die.

Volunteers Needed For Bigfoot Days Event April 12-13 ners. They also need multiple people helping with the Bigfoot dance contest in the afternoon and multiple volunteers to help with the Bigfoot obstacle course.

Volunteers are needed to help out with Bigfoot Days which will be held April 12-13. Volunteers are especially need for race morning, they will need a person or two to help on the course directing run-

Schedule of Events Friday, April 12th 6-9 p.m.- Bigfoot Celebrity Dinner at The Estes Park Resort Tickets are $80 each and can be purchased through the EP Resort at 970577-6400 Saturday, April 13th 8 a.m.- Bigfoot 5 Mile Race Starting at Town Hall Register to run at: register.chronotrack.com/r/47868 10 a.m.- Bigfoot Festival Begins at Bond Park 11 a.m.- Bigfoot of Estes Park; Presentation in Town Hall Boardroom 12 p.m.- Bigfoot calling lesson and contest 2 p.m.- Bigfoot of Estes Park; Presentation in Town Hall Boardroom

3 p.m.- Bigfoot Dance-off Musical Acts on the 13th10 a.m.-Noon- Sol Pride 130 p.m.-4 p.m.- That Damn Sasquatch All Day Events Saturday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.- Big Wheel Races 10 a.m.-4 p.m.- Meet and Learn from James "Bobo" Fey and Dr. Jeff Meldrum 10 a.m.-4 p.m.- Bigfoot Obstacle course 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m.Wildside 4 x 4 tours- Ticketing information coming soon 10 a.m.-4 p.m.- Beer Garden sponsored by Western Heritage Bigfoot Map of Estes Park (self guided tours) Contact Don at epbigfootdays@gmail.com to volunteer or for more information.


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Last Chance To Enjoy Spitfire Grill

“The best show we’ve seen in ages” “Way more than I expected—I was blown away” “One of the best productions we’ve ever seen” “Outstanding!” “Powerfully acted” “Loved the singing” These are all comments from theatre goers who saw the Fine Arts Guild production of The Spitfire Grill on opening night last weekend. Don’t miss your chance to see local Estes Park talent show their stuff on closing weekend, March 15, 16, and 17. The Spitfire Grill is a charming tale of forgiveness and second chances. Based on a page from an old travel book, a feisty parolee

follows her dreams to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannah’s Spitfire Grill. The grill is for sale, but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town, so newcomer Percy suggests to Hannah that she raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the grill wins. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow-full and things are definitely cookin’ at the Spitfire Grill. This musical is full of small town charm, and catchy, Appalachian style music. Director Denise Stookesberry says the talented cast will have you humming the tunes and feeling good about the story of redemption. Performances are March 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m.; and March 17 at 2:00 p.m. at Hempel Auditorium, YMCA of the Rockies. Tickets are available at Macdonald Book Shop and online at www.fineartsguild.org and will also be available at the door. Ticket prices are as follows: Adults $15, seniors $12, under 18 $10. Fine Arts Guild Members are free.

Faith And Tigger Are Looking For Wonderful, New, Forever Homes!

Adorable Faith is a pointer boxer mix who is almost a year old. She knows numerous commands and is great with other dogs and people. She is house-trained and doesn’t seem to mind kitties. She is a youngster, so it is important that she gets proper exercise daily. She is a very sweet dog. Faith is currently living at Dr C’s Animal Hospital of the Rockies, 453 Pine River Ln. Call (970) 586-4703 for more information or stop down to meet this cutie. Tigger is about a year old. She is easy going, happy, friendly and playful, basically your ideal kitty. She is currently living at the Estes Park Pet Lodge at the Animal Medical Center on Manford Avenue stop down to meet her or call 586-9282 for more information.

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Make sure to “Like” and follow the Estes Park Pet Association Facebook page to see other animals that may not be pictured this week. All pets are offered through the Pet Association of Estes

Park, a non-profit organization that works to find homes for stray and abandoned pets, control dog and cat populations by funding sterilization programs, educate members of the community, especially young people, about the humane treatment of animals and the responsibilities of pet ownership; and promote community involvement in the use of pets as therapeutic agents (e.g., in nursing homes). The Estes Park Pet Association is your local humane society. You can make a tax-deductible donation to the Pet Association by sending your check to P.O. Box 4342, Estes Park, CO 80517. For more information, contact Carolyn Fairbanks, President of the Pet Association at (970) 586-5121.


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LLEV “Soup-er Bowl” Announces Winners

Join us for Easter Brunch at T h e S ta n l e y SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 2019 BRUNCH | 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM • EASTER EGG HUNT | 10:00 AM Celebrate Easter with your loved ones at the Stanley Hotel! Enjoy a lavish brunch featuring a decadent array of traditional favorites, including seafood and carving stations. Visit with the Easter Bunny and take part in an Easter egg hunt!

8th Annual Celebrity & Restaurant CookOff Lifelong Learning of Estes Valley Preschool is happy to announce the winners of our 8th Annual Souper Bowl Cook-Off held Sunday Feb. 24th. The LLEV Preschoolers won the Soup Ladle Award for best soup cooked in the Local Celebrity-Individual category. The Dunraven Inn won the Best Restaurant Soup plaque for best soup cooked in the Local Restaurant Chef category. LLEV Preschool thanks all the chefs for supporting our fundraiser and making it a fun day. Other soups were cooked by local celebrities Gloria Utz and Lunch Ladies (EP School Dist. R-3), and by local restaurant chefs from Twin Owls Steakhouse, Justin Goerich of John Elway’s Steakhouse, Bird & Jim Restaurant, Latitude 105 at the Ridgeline Hotel, and El Mex-Kal Family Mexican Restaurant. All soups were wonderful. Thank you to the PCCR Congregation,

LLEV Preschoolers- Celebrity Winner

The Dunraven Inn-Restaurant Winner

the families in our preschool, and all others for supporting the Soup-er Bowl, and a special thank you to the Estes Park News for all their help and support, and to The Rodeway Inn for loaned equipment. Thanks to the LLEV Preschool Board of Directors for all the work in planning, working the event, and also to Corrine Burke for kitchen duty. The event raised over $1,400 for the Tuition Assistance Program at LLEV Preschool.

Highly Recommends The Spitfire Grill

$75 for adults • $35 for children (5-12) • Free under 4 FOR RESERVATIONS: Call 970-577-4001, email cascades@stanleyhotel.com or visit stanleyhotel.com

To The Editor: Theater is alive and well here in Estes Park as evidenced in the latest Fine Arts Guild production- The Spitfire Grill. Having settled myself into the cozy confines of Hempel Auditorium- I anxiously awaited the opening scenes of this local musical production. Familiar with several of the actors’ faces and anticipating the fresh, new lead actress, I was immediately transported to Gilead, Wisconsin while gazing at the ingenious backdrop of the Café itself. No cost was spared with attention to detail and meticulous thought was most definitely utilized in the creation of this backwoods café. Each of the actors and actresses were exemplary in their specific character roles as raucous laughter resounded throughout the course of this play. Even the sen-

sitivities of certain poignant songs were felt by each of the audience members. Percy, played by Emmy was a unique personal favorite as she belted out, “Into the Frying Pan” with much gusto, fervor and vibrato. The songs, the scenes, the acting reminded me so of all of us here in Estes Park…..a small down home flavor of seasons, situations, and solidifying personal relationships. Thank you Denise Stookesberry and crew for rejuvenating the wintry doldrums here in Estes with your delightful rendition of The Spitfire Grill. Make a date to experience this nugget of pleasure if you have not done so already. I highly recommend it! Kindly, Mary M. Skinner


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Red Envelope Dinner Thank You!

More Opportunities To Support Partners Mentoring Youth More Opportunities to Support Partners Mentoring Youth: 1) Buy a 2019 Duck Race Ticket and circle #60 Partners Mentoring Youth. Paper Tickets are available in the Partners Mentoring Youth Office (600 S. Saint Vrain Ave. Suite 2, Estes Park, CO 80517. Or you can purchase tickets online at www.epduckrace.org. Be sure to designate #60 for Partners! 2) Reloadable Safeway Giving Cards are available at the Partners Mentoring Youth Office. You load the card by using, cash, check or a credit card. Then you pay for your groceries or gas at Safeway with your Safeway Giving Card. Call 970-577-9348 for more information. 3) Mission Partner Sponsors: Mission Partners are companies seeking deeper community involvement while directly supporting Partners’ vision of enriching lives and building community through

Partners Mentoring Youth would like to thank everyone who came out and celebrated with us, and a special thanks to Julie and Rob Pieper for hosting this special night at Mama Rose’s! The energy in the room was great, the food and service were wonderful, and Gib Dolezal and Heather Vesgaard engaging as they shared the importance of mentoring for our youth and families. This was the 16th Annual Red Envelope Dinner Fundraiser benefiting Partners Mentoring Youth in Estes Park. Every dollar donated will support our Estes Park mentoring program, and will ultimately help kids in our community thrive If you were unable to attend, but would like to make a donation or get involved as a volunteer, please call 970-577-9348.

Merry Marthas Meeting On March 22 Do you sew, knit, weave, or crochet and enjoy visiting with other ladies with similar interests? You’re invited to attend the next meeting of the Merry Marthas on Friday, March 22 at 9:30 a.m. at the Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies on Brodie Avenue. This group meets monthly to share what we have made, and then we donate our finished projects to local charities. New members are always welcome. For more information, please call the church office at 970586-4404.

youth mentoring. This is a year round sponsorship opportunity that is tied to our mission. Community support and corporate sponsorship help us cover our costs as we do not charge our families for the mentoring services. It costs us $1,500 to serve one youth in the program for one year, which is a worthwhile investment when considering the many benefits the program brings to local youth. For more information on any or all of these options, please call 970-577-9348 or email kathyw@partnersmentoringyouth.org.

The Bible and Borders: Ancient Wisdom, Current Crisis

1575 South St. Vrain Ave. Estes Park, Co. 80517 970-586-3395

3rd Thursday Learn

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Rocky Mountain Channel App Features Estes Park Estes Park’s Rocky Mountain Channel introduces the Rocky Mountain Channel App. Known for their experience and understanding of hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park, the staff at the Rocky Mountain Channel, also known as EPTV Channel 8 are proud to present this revolutionary product; a user friendly introduction to hiking, dining, shopping, and activities in Estes Park and Rocky. This free-to-the-user app service is made possible by the support of the businesses appearing in the app. In addition to favorite hikes, the app features restaurants, shops, services, activities and more while focusing on an enhanced experience for guests and locals. Each featured hike includes a short film clip of the experience along with a description, difficulty level recommendations, and directions to the trailhead. Each business entry centers on a video,

written description, directions and contact information. A fascinating aspect of the user experience is the use of geo-location, resulting in the businesses closest to the app operator to appear first in the rotation. When asked about the development of the Rocky Mountain Channel App, TV station owner Nick Mollé praised staff members, Lauren Mollé, Brett Wilson, and editorial contributor Claire Mollé; but especially wanted to recognize the many months of tireless, dedicated work by station manager, Sean Doherty that has resulted in this remarkable contribution to the Estes Park community. Rocky Mountain Channel App is free in the App Store and Google Play. Inquiries may be made by contacting Lauren Mollé at lauren@nickmolleproductions.com or 970-586-6399.


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News From Everest Mechanical On February 8th Everest Mechanical LLC. completed the acquisition of the HVAC and Plumbing business of Associated Real Estate Services, Inc. in Estes Park, Colorado, USA. Everest is 100% owned subsidiary of Spiritlake Holdings Inc. (Spiritlake), a company founded by Mr. Rahul Kumar,

been specializing in the HVAC, refrigeration and plumbing business in the Estes Park region. The company has a strong reputation as a trustworthy and professional service provider to its clients. With the acquisition of the business of Associated along with all its workforce,

less transition and continuation of the services to all the existing clients. The Everest owners and management will look at consolidation of other potential businesses in the region with similar focus area, to create more efficiencies in the business for the benefit of its clients. Commenting on the transaction Rahul Kumar, CEO of Everest said “Our acquisition of Associated’s business is the first step towards creating an efficient HVAC and plumbing business in the state of Colorado. Everest is very excited with the high-quality team and the business built by Tony and Lisa Schiaffo in the Estes Park region. We believe there is a significant growth potential with the use of technology that will bring efficiencies in the administration and management of the business, which will be our differentiator and will potentially make us a market leader in the sector.” Commenting on the acquisition of the business of Associated, its founder Tony Schiaffo said “Associated has been pro-

viding plumbing and HVAC services in the Estes Park area, for over 20 years and values the success, friendships and relationships we have made along the way. We are extremely confident that the highly motivated management team of Everest will take the relationships forward with the clients and provide very efficient services with use of management skills and technology. We (Tony and Lisa) have been extremely impressed by the commitment and approach of the owners of Everest and believe they will continue the excellent relationships and services. We will be available to the new management for guidance and assistance as deemed necessary.” Further information can be found at: www.everestmechanical.com For further information contact: Everest Mechanical Telephone: 970-586-0970 Email: estes@everestmechanical.com

Everest Mechanical LLC (Everest), is pleased to announce the completion of the acquisition of the business of Associated Real Estate Services, Inc. (Associated) owned by Tony Schiaffo. Rahul Kumar, Anthony Schiaffo, Lisa Schiaffo and Mani Agrawal.

Mr. Kartik Bhandari and Mr. Mani Agrawal, professionals having varied global business experience, in finance, management and consulting. Associated was founded in 1999 by Mr. Anthony (Tony) Schiaffo and since has

and the increasing demand for HVAC and plumbing services in the region, Everest will be able to scale up its operations, enhance its brand and prepare it to capture the strong growth potential in this space. Everest will provide a seam-

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Mike Richardson Receives Platinum Service Recognition Michael Richardson of Mountain Paradise Real Estate in Estes Park, CO has repeated the previous year’s achievement of being granted the highest level of service achievement in the real estate industry, Quality Service Certified® Platinum. The award is in recognition of earning 100% client service satisfaction in 2018 as measured by Leading Research Corporation (LRC). A Quality Service Certified (QSC) award status is the only recognition in the real estate industry based on independently validated customer satisfaction survey results. After the conclusion of real estate transactions, clients of QSC agents receive a survey, asking them to rate the agent on various aspects of the service process. The surveys are administered and the results are received and compiled by LRC. Client feedback from the surveys becomes part of the agent’s credentials. An overall satisfaction rating is displayed on the consumer website (www.RatedAgent.com) where buyers and sellers have the ability to select a real estate professional based upon each agent’s validated record of service satisfaction. “Nothing is more important to a

prospective client in selecting a professional than the service results achieved with past clients,” says Larry D. Romito, President and CEO of QSC. He adds, “Consumers have greater confidence in service reliability, results and satisfaction with a Quality Service Certified real estate professional because they know that the agent’s service record has been validated by an independent third party. 100% service satisfaction record like Michael Richardson has achieved is just awesome.” About Quality Service Certification, Inc. (QSC)-Quality Service Certification, Inc., based in San Juan Capistrano, California, is recognized as the real estate industry’s earliest advocate and the leading provider of independently administered customer satisfaction surveys. With nearly a 20 year history and over one million post-closing surveys sent, QSC’s unique “closed” survey process ensures that consumers access legitimate reviews from actual home sellers and buyers reports on past customer satisfaction. QSC is the only source for objective and validated agent ratings designed to help consumers make informed choices in selecting real estate professionals. For more information contact QSC at 888-547-4772.

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Duck Race Seeks Volunteers To Help On Race Day The Estes Park Duck Race needs volunteers to carry a big stick, push little ducks around, and keep people out of Fall River. “We need about 30 to 40 people to help corral the ducks as they float down Fall River, as well as making sure people don’t fall into the river,” said Gene Oja, the official “sheriff ” of the duck race. Oja said volunteers should contact him at info@eeojadds.com as soon as possible. On race day, Saturday, May 4th, volunteers should check in at the Big Horn Restaurant at 401 W. Elkhorn in the rear Deli Room at 12:00-12:30 p.m. where

they will sign in, get a security hat and vest, a long pole to push ducks back into the running water, and instructions on what part of Fall River they are assigned to work. Corralling more than 5,000 ducks floating down Fall River from Nicky’s Resort to the Wheel Bar in Riverside Plaza in downtown Estes Park is a large undertaking that requires volunteer manpower. Volunteers must be at least 21 years old. Anyone interested in being a duck patrol volunteer should sign up in advance by contacting Gene Oja at info@eeojadds.com.

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Meet The Buyers For The Trail Ridge Store And Café Xanterra Travel Collection is the concessioner for the Trail Ridge Store and Café, at the top the Rocky Mountain National Park. Xanterra is always trying to find the best product for the many guests that visit Rocky Mountain National Park and locally made product is something they are always looking for. That unique something that will remind them of their special time at Rocky! If you have that unique craft that you want to see in a National Park, now is the time to talk with the corporate buyers and learn what needs to be done to bring your product to millions of visitors that come to Rocky Mountain National Park. Xanterra Travel Collection is planning the first of two events this year for April 24, 2019. Appointments are being reserved now to talk with the corporate buyers and showcase the unique crafts that Xanterra is looking to include at the Trail Ridge Gift Shop. Buyers will be available from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at 945 Moraine Avenue, Estes Park, Colorado. Categories of interest include: Locally made tee-shirts, mugs, and Rocky Mountain souvenirs Handcrafted pottery, jewelry, carvings,

paintings, books Handcrafted local candies, jams, jellies, and snacks “There has been an increase in the request for local product from our guests and Xanterra is always looking for unique items that our guests will enjoy for a lifetime,” stated Nancy Strong, General Manager for Rocky Mountain National Park. Xanterra will be scheduling 30 minute interviews to talk with each artisan, on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Please bring a selection of products with details about the product, wholesale pricing, and information on the business or an artist bio to present to a buyer. If this date is not conducive to attend, there will be another opportunity to meet with a buyer during the summer. This will be scheduled at a later date. To schedule an appointment for April 24th, please contact Nancy Strong at the information below. Xanterra Travel Collection Rocky Mountain National Park 945 Moraine Avenue Estes Park, Colorado 80517 970-586-2133 nstrong@xanterra.com

Happy 50th Anniversary! March 15, 1969

Lee and Jan Holdorf celebrate 50 years of marriage.

Lee and Jan were married in Omaha, Nebraska and soon moved to Estes Park where they raised their three children. (Paul Holdorf, Sterling Holdorf and Amber Treat.) The family will all be in town to celebrate the happy occasion!


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Be Ready For Kindergarten School starts August 21, 2019! Do you have a child that will be going to kindergarten? EVICS has been passing out Be Ready backpacks to local preschools for

all children heading to kindergarten. These Be Ready backpacks include information about school readiness, as well as some essentials 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, online at www.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 a Be Ready School Readiness Fair on Saturday, April 13 from 9 a.m. 12 p.m. at the Estes Park Elementary School Gym that will include children’s activities, professional “ask” the experts, community resources, developmental screening information, and more! This event is for children 0-8 and their family and FREE! We hope to see you there!

EVICS Mini-Grants Provide Resources To Programs Fun things are happening in our community preschools and childcare programs! Last year, EVICS had the great pleasure of awarding three mini-grants to local childcare programs for quality improvement projects. All licensed programs were eligible to apply, and awards were made for each application received. Lifelong Learning of Estes Valley Preschool received $250 to bring the Denver Zoo to the classroom. Children got to meet small critters face to face and learned about animal characteristics and habitats. Mountain Top Childcare and Preschool received $500 to purchase age-appropriate math manipulatives, educational signage and posters, a Bluetooth speaker to assist with indoor large motor activities, balls for outdoor play, and storage bins for better organization. Community 4 Kids (C4K) After-School program received $250 to bring gymnastics instructors to young students after school, teaching motor skills and keeping kids moving and healthy.

The mini-grants were offered as a pilot program in 2018, and EVICS plans to offer the program again this spring.

High quality, nurturing early learning environments make a difference for young children and their families. For more information about early care and education programs in our community, and to find out how you can support the success of young children, please contact the EVICS Family Resource Center at 970-586-3055 or office@evics.org.

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Time For Some Financial Spring Cleaning Spring is here – and for many of us, that means it’s time for some spring cleaning. This year, in addition to tidying up your home, why not try brightening your financial environment? Some of the same moves you make to clean your surroundings may apply to your finances. Consider these suggestions: • Get rid of clutter. When you go through your closets, attic, basement or other areas, you may find many items you no longer need. You might be able to sell some of these things or find other ways of disposing of them. And as you review your portfolio, you might also encounter “clutter” in the form of investments that may be redundant to others you own. If so, you might consider selling these investments and using the proceeds to purchase new ones, which may help you broaden your portfolio. • Protect yourself from hazards. As you go about your spring cleaning, you may well encounter hazardous substances, such as cleaning agents, paints, batteries, pesticides and so on, which you don’t need anymore and which may pose potential health risks. You can reduce the possible danger from these materials by recycling or disposing of them in an environmentally safe way. Your overall financial situation has hazards, too, in the form of illness or injury preventing you from working, or, in your later years, the need for some type of long-term care, such as an extended stay in a nursing home. To protect yourself, you may need appropriate insurance, including disability and long-term care. • Find new uses for existing possessions. When you are sprucing up your home, you may rediscover uses for things you already have. Who knows –

perhaps that treadmill that’s been gathering dust in your garage could actually be employed again as part of your rededicated exercise regimen. And you might be able to get more mileage out of some of your existing investments, too. Suppose, for instance, that some of your stocks are paying you dividends, which you take as cash. If you don’t really need this income to support your lifestyle, you might consider reinvesting the dividends so that you can own more shares of the dividend-paying stocks. Over the long run, increased share ownership is a key to helping build your portfolio. • Establish new habits. Spring cleaning doesn’t have to be just about physical activities – it can also involve a new set of habits on your part. For example, instead of placing your unread magazines in an ever-expanding pile, try to read and recycle them quickly. You can also develop some positive habits as an investor, such as “paying yourself first” by regularly putting some money in an investment account each month, even before paying all your bills. You can also avoid some bad habits, such as overreacting to market downturns by selling investments to “cut your losses,” even though those same investments may still have strong growth potential and may still be suitable for your needs. Doing some spring cleaning can make you feel better about your living space today. And applying some of these techniques to your financial situation can help you gain a more positive outlook for tomorrow. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

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Village Thrift Shop Now Accepting Grant Applications The Village Thrift Shop is a non-profit organization that began in May of 2016. All Board members and staff are volunteers. The 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, 2019, through 4:00 p.m. on March 30, 2019. Any 501(c) (3) organization that serves the Estes Valley is eligible to apply for monies that will assist with project/programs or purchasing items that will enhance the Estes Valley community. In 2018 the Village Thrift Shop awarded 49 grants for a total amount in excess of $92,000 and expect the total amount available for grants in 2019 to be significantly more. A note of caution, however, if your organization was a recipient of a Village Thrift Shop grant in 2018 and you have not submitted your “Grant Follow-Up

Form,” you will not be eligible for a grant in 2019. Items that will not be funded include organizational start-up expenses, wages or stipends, something that benefits only one individual, monies to retire an existing debt, mileage reimbursement, regular monthly business expenses, large capital projects (except for a very identifiable portion of that project,) any nationally recognized service organizations, or anything that would be an attempt to influence legislation or a political campaign. A Grant Committee will review and evaluate all applications and make awards accordingly. Grant awards will be announced by the end of April. Applications may be picked up at the Shop at 1138 Manford Avenue, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday or printed from our website online at epvillagethrift.org. For questions, email the committee at epvillagethrift@gmail.com


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US Trail Running Conference Announces Theme - Diversity And Inclusion, Trail Running For Everyone Enabling long term success for a growing trail running community Active at Altitude, organizers of the 2019 US Trail Running Conference has announced the theme for this year’s edition of the annual event, Diversity and Inclusion: Trail Running for Everyone. This theme is an organic develop-ment sprouting from last year’s theme of Creating Opportunities, and builds on the pro-ductive content of the 2018 Conference.

petitive market place, further assisting races to create new business opportunities. For trail runners, expert presentations and speaker panels will cover subjects like women on the trails, trail safety, coaches corner, nutrition, and more. There will also be a fun run on Saturday morning before the Conference sessions commence. Several na-tional class and Team USA athletes will be attending. The trail runner expo features the latest

The seventh annual US Trail Running Conference will be held October 9-12, 2019, and is presented by Race Roster, the fastest growing endurance registration website in North America. The Conference is also held in partnership with the American Trail Run-ning Association. The Conference is held in two segments. The first is focused on trail race directors, and is held Wednesday, October 9, to Friday October 11, while the sec-ond segment focuses on trail runners, and takes place on Saturday, October 12. For trail race directors, the theme of diversity and inclusion is enabled by a combination or expert presentations and speaker panels that will cover how to increase attendance from groups that are currently under represented in trail running races. This will include women, various racial and socio-economic groups, youth, LGBTQ and intersex runners, as well as blind and adaptive runners. Further sessions will cover traditional race infor-mation such as logistics and amenities, sponsor partnerships, social media, marketing and promotion, trail accessibility and permits, budget and finance, and sustainability ini-tiatives. The Conference will provide a takeaway document for each registered trail race director offering a list of actionable items that will deliver proven results to grow trail race participation. An expo is part of the program and will offer race directors innovative products, systems and services that will help them differentiate their races in a highly com-

offerings in the trail running market, with shoes, apparel, hydration, nutrition, and more. Event Director Terry Chiplin comments: “We are very excited to announce this year’s theme for the Conference. Our theme builds organically on the successful content of last year’s event, with a wider focus this year to provide actionable items to make trail running races truly accessible for everyone. The depth of expertise and innovation that our speakers, sponsors and exhibitors bring to the event is unrivaled in the trail running market, making this a must-attend event for both trail race directors and trail runners.” “We are delighted to continue our relationship with the US Trail Running Conference,” said Nancy Hobbs, ATRA executive director. “Terry and his team put on an outstanding event and provide timely information to help trail race directors extend their reach, and help encourage new to seasoned trail runners further enjoy the sport. Additionally, the trail running in Estes Park and networking opportunities throughout the program are ter-rific. Conference registration is open and includes options for race director days as well as trail runner day. Details at http://ustrailrunningconference.com/re gister/ For additional details contact Event Director, Terry Chiplin, terry@ustrailrunningconference.com, or 303-3049159.

Wellderness Coming To Estes Park New festival will include weekend of health & wellness activities near Rocky Mountain National Park The inaugural WelldernessTM festival will be hosted in Estes Park, Colo., from May 31 through June 2, 2019. Wellderness will be a weekend of health and fitness with a full schedule of activities that include outdoor fitness events, a health expo and wellness seminars to promote fitness, nutrition, self-care and self-exploration. It’s wellness in the wilderness -- all in one of the most majestic locations in the United States, near two entrances to Rocky Mountain National Park. The Wellderness schedule of events is as follows: Friday, May 31: • Welcome reception at The Ridgeline Hotel Estes Park Saturday, June 1: • 10k Trail Run • 3.7 Mile Lake “Fun Run” • Guided Mountain Bike Ride • Wellness Seminars • Group Fitness Events • Health and Fitness Expo • Brews & Blues Post-Party Sunday, June 2: • Bloody Mary Brunch at The Ridgeline Hotel The Ridgeline Hotel will serve as

the homebase for the event with the venue hosting seminars and the health expo at the attached Estes Park Conference Center. Participants can register for the 10k trail run, which includes admission to the health expo, at http://wellderness.com. In addition, special weekend packages that include a “Wellderness Passport” to all activities, plus two nights lodging at The Ridgeline Hotel, can be found at https://ridgelinehotel.com/wellderness.

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Things To Do With The Estes Valley Recreation And Park District All programs are at the Estes Valley Community Center unless otherwise noted. This list only covers a small portion of the wide variety of EVRPD programming. For a complete list of classes, programs, events and activities, visit evrpd.com. DANCE School of Breaking Workshop

Saturday, March 16, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (ages 8-16) $30; advanced registration required. Intro to Line Dancing and Line Dance Party Weekly on Sundays, 1-1:50 p.m. (Intro to Line Dance), 2-2:50 p.m. (Line Dance Party) $5 drop-in or $7 for Intro to Line Dance and Party taken together. TRAVEL Downtown Denver Aquarium

Wednesday, March 20, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (ages 16+) $40 includes aquarium exhibit ticket, round-trip transportation, and parking; advanced registration required.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS What’s Your Plan? Part 1 Friday, March 15, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. (ages 18+) Free; advanced registration required. What’s Your Plan? Part 2 Friday, April 12, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. (ages 18+) Free; advanced registration required. Blood Pressure Clinic Monday, March 18, 9:30-10 a.m. (ages 18+) Free; drop-in. Wellness Workshop: Build Your body With Bands

Monday, March 25, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (ages 12+) Free; advanced registration required. AARP Life Reimagined Thursday, March 28, 1:30-3 p.m. (ages 50+) Free; advanced registration required. LIFELONG LEARNING The Great Courses® Lecture Series Secrets of Great Mystery and Suspense Fiction Tuesdays, January 8-May 7, 1:30-2:45 p.m. (ages 18+) Free and open to the public; drop-in. RECREATION NFL® Flag Football Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 2-May

16 (3rd to 6th grades) $50 per player; register by March 15. Junior Bobcat Volleyball Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 2-May 16 (3rd to 6th grades) $40 per player; register by March 15. Adult Volleyball Mondays, April 1-May 20 (ages 16+) $200 per team, $25 per free agent; register by March 27. Youth Tennis Lessons

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, April 1-12, 3:30-4:30 p.m. (K to 5th grades) $40 per player; register by April 14. Spring Training Baseball Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, April 15-May 3, 3:30-5 p.m. (2nd to 8th grades) $40 per player; register by April 14. Family Playgroup Wednesdays, March 13 to May 22, 1011 a.m. (ages 0-5) Free and open to the public; drop-in. Drop-in Ping Pong Thursdays, NOW 9 a.m.-7 p.m. (all ages) Free with daily admission or included with membership; drop-in. Drop-in Bridge Thursdays, Lessons: 11:15 a.m.; Games: 12:30-4 p.m. (ages 18+)

Call Llyod Parker for info (970-5813505) Drop-in Cribbage

Thursdays, 2-4 p.m. (ages 18+) Free with daily admission or included with membership; drop-in. Drop-in Chess Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m. (ages 18+) Free with daily admission or included with membership; drop-in. Kids’ Nite Out Saturdays, March 9 to May 18, 7-10:30 p.m. (ages 7-14) $12 per child; drop-in. GOLF $5 Fridays Fridays, March 15-April 12, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Lake Estes 9-Hole Golf Course; tee times not required. AQUATICS Dive into Diving Saturdays, April 13-May 4, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Last session! $54 for the series; advanced registration required. REGISTRATION To register for these programs or for more information about the new community center, visit evrpd.com or call 970-586-8191. You can also register in person by visiting the community center at 660 Community Drive.

Wildlife Responder Available To Help Knowledge, experience, skills to assist and educate individuals with and about wildlife encounters/situations. Specialty is elk, deer, bears, mountain lions. Part of Rocky Mtn. Cat Conservancy Research. If you see a kill site, call asap, or if you want more information or help with a wildlife sit-

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Passover Celebrated This Year In Estes Park This year Estes Park will experience its first community Passover seder. This year on the first night, Estes Park Jews and others who love them will come together to retell the story of the Exodus from Egyptian slavery during this festive meal replete with foods that symbolize the elements of the story of their ancestors escaping Egyptian Slavery. The seder begins the Passover holiday, which lasts for eight days. During that week, Jews refrain from eating any foods with leavening. That means no bread unless it is flat, unleavened bread called matzah and no cakes or cookies or pasta or anything made with flour other than matzah. The bible recounts how the Israelites, rushing out of Egypt, had no time to let their bread rise. Our Estes Park Seder will happen on Friday, April 19 and begin at 6:00 p.m. The seder on April 19 will be guided by Rabbi Shimon Moch from Fort Collins. For information or to express interest in attending, please call him at 206-4228690 or Don Darling at 970-217-5871. Rabbi Moch commented that no matter how many times one has retold this story during one’s lifetime, Jewish tradition bids us to continue to retell it. Not only were our ancestors redeemed from

slavery in Egypt but we must consider that we ourselves have been redeemed from slavery. At the same time, we must also recognize that we are still enslaved in many ways and that we often remain asleep to what enslaves us today. Many today cannot free themselves from what commercial and political media tell them to believe about how they must look, feel and behave. Many cannot free themselves from the slaveries of addictions of every sort: drugs, sex, gambling, shopping, shop lifting, eating, not eating, work and more. On Passover we remember the miracles that delivered us from slavery so long ago and we recognize our own enslavement today and begin to take action to redeem ourselves. Passover asks us to understand that more people suffer physical slavery today than ever before in human history. Slaves today include those abducted as sex slaves, migrant laborers manipulated to work for next to nothing and obligated to live in dilapidated accommodations, children kidnapped as child soldiers or chained to work textile looms. Those slaveries must end now and God sends us to face today's pharaohs as surely as God once sent a reluctant Moses.

13th Annual Crossroads Ministry & LLEV Preschool Spring Sale It’s almost time for the 13th Annual Spring Sale to benefit Crossroads Ministry & LLEV Preschool 2019 Spring Sale Dates: Friday, May 10: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday, May: 11 9:00 a.m. to Noon Donations will be accepted at Barn W starting on Monday, April 29, 2018 at the Stanley Park Fairgrounds, Barn W. Call Crossroads for detailed information on possible donations: 970-5770610. Due to scheduling problems, we cannot accept any items for donation until April 29 at the earliest. Open your closets and

your hearts to help two worthy local causes! Please take time to look around your home or business, check your cupboards and closets for “treasures” to donate. All items should be clean & in very good condition. Sorry, we cannot accept used adult clothing, TVs, large appliances, sleeper sofas, used mattresses or other large furniture items. For additional information, call Crossroads Ministry at 970-577-0610. All proceeds stay in our community for the benefit of local families in need through 501(c)3 nonprofits: Crossroads Ministry of Estes Park and Lifelong Learning of Estes Valley Preschool.

Ancient Wisdom And The Crisis On The Border There are few issues facing our government today that are more divisive than the border crisis. Our American character creates a dilemma. On the one hand we are a generous and compassionate people. On the other hand, we are law abiding and see the need to protect ourselves against those who seek to do us harm. Political rhetoric by politicians stirs emotions but offers little in the way of a solution to our dilemma. The scope of the crisis can be daunting. Exact numbers are hard to come by but it is estimated that there are about 12 million people in the country illegally. Approximately 300 thousand try to cross the border illegally every year. Of these 40 thousand are unaccompanied children. Right now, there are about 11 thousand children in shelters awaiting to be reunited with family. The issue our government faces is how do we enforce immigration law, protect our borders,

and extend compassion to those seeking to live in the United States, both young and old? Of course, we are not the first country in history to face this dilemma. Perhaps we can learn from the experience of others. Ancient wisdom tells us that we are to be subject to governing authorities. We also learn that the nations have been given periods of time and boundaries. In addition, the ancients tell us that we will all, individuals and governments, give an account to how we have cared for the most vulnerable among us, the widows and orphans. On Thursday evening, March 21 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mountain View Bible Fellowship will host a discussion about the Bible and the border. We will seek the ancient wisdom of the Bible and discuss how it can be applied to resolve our dilemma.


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LARIMER COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT

Chautauqua: Local Students Combine Research And Performance

POVERTY SIMULATION

PRESENTED BY UNITED WAY What:

Participants assume the role of a low-income family member living on a limited budget and interact with volunteers playing the roles of bill collectors, school administrators, service providers, and more. A simulation creates a community of people living in poverty for one “month” comprised of four 15-minute weeks. During this hour, each family unit must connect with community resources (i.e. schools, utility companies, social service workers, etc.) to meet their basic needs on a limited income.

Why:

Poverty Simulations are a powerful, experiential opportunity to learn about and engage in poverty reduction. By participating in a simulation, community members increase their understanding of the dynamics of poverty and experience, on a small scale, the struggle for self-sufficiency many people face in Larimer County.

When:

March 20, 2019 Dinner at 6:00 p.m. Simulation from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Where:

Estes Park High School Commons 1600 Manford Ave, Estes Park

Imagine telling your life story to an audience. Where would you begin? What events would you select to hold an audience’s interest? Could you remember all the dates and names and places? Then imagine learning someone else’s life story. From scratch. For four months, that’s been the ambition of 28 local students who are part of the 2019 Young Chautauqua project. These young people have chosen a figure

Register now at bit.ly/EPPoverty

Who:

Anyone desiring to learn more about poverty from a new perspective. This training is free, but requires registration.

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WWW.EPBIGFOOTDAYS.COM Meet Bigfoot Celebrities James “Bobo” Fay and Dr. Jeff Meldrum Bigfoot 5 Mile Run/Walk Bigfoot Dance-Off Bigwheel Races Bigfoot Obstical Course Friday Night Bigfoot Dinner Beer Garden Seminars from local experts

Live Music Tons of Food and Vendors Bigfoot 4x4 Tours Bigfoot Map of Estes Park Fun for Kids of all Ages Bigfoot Calling Contest

from history. They’ve read and memorized all they can. They’ve thought deeply about how to outline their story and write a monologue. They’ve assembled their costume. They’ve practiced before their friends. And now they’re ready for you: the audience. You can support these local students—and delve into history— by attending this season’s Young Chautauqua performances at the Library. With so many participants, there will be four evenings of Chautauqua, with a different roster of performers each evening. There’s no registration to attend. It opens this weekend: Friday and Saturday, March 15 and 16, in the Library’s Fireplace Corner. Then mark your calendars for the other performance nights on March 22 and April 5. Those who have attended in years past know they’re in for an evening of enjoyment. It’s truly fascinating to watch how these students have worked to develop their narrative—and how they are able to field questions, both in and out of character. This year’s youngest performers are seven years old, one portraying Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg and another portraying Ruth Wakefield, inventor of the chocolate chip cookie. There are many

artists: Georgia O’Keefe, Walt Disney, Ella Fitzgerald, and Vincent Van Gogh. There are scientists: Jane Goodall, Marie Curie, and Carl Sagan. One young lady is portraying The Statue of Liberty, while her sister plays Annie Moore, the first person to pass through Ellis Island. Two different students are portraying Revolutionary figure Eliza Hamilton—at different ages in her life—and they’ll appear back-to-back on April 5. Colorado is recognized around the U. S. for its topnotch Young Chautauqua program. And Estes Park certainly has one of the most thriving programs in the state, led again this year by instructor Katherine Dumont, who has been mentoring each student at weekly meetings held at the library—the perfect place to research all these intriguing figures of history. The students also got to work regularly with professional storyteller and coach Susan Marie Frontczak, thanks to a partnership with Colorado Humanities. The program raises student interest and knowledge of history by providing opportunities to learn research skills and to practice public speaking

while being mentored at each step. It builds self-esteem and reveals insights into life choices and challenges—for both performers and audience members alike. Gratitude goes to the Library Friends & Foundation for making Young Chautauqua possible, and specifically to funds from the Katie Speer Memorial Grant. The project is one more element in the library’s objectives toward literacy, lifelong learning, and community. Come support these performers.


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What’s Happening At The Estes Valley Library MAKERSPACE Craft Jam: Cat Castles

Wednesday, March 20, 6 to 7:30 p.m. offered again Tuesday, March 26, 10:30 a.m. to noon Tools and supplies will be provided to build a fun-themed castle for your cat or other small pet to enjoy. For adults, as well as children escorted by family (sharp tools will be used). Register at estesvalleylibrary.org. WORKSHOPS Financial Independence with Author Scott Trench Monday, March 18, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Hondius Room The CEO of Biggerpockets.com and author of “Set for Life: Dominate Life, Money and the American Dream” discusses what financial freedom means to him, and what the quest for it can look like in your own journey. Register at estesvalleylibrary.org. Rocky Mountain Gardening: Seed Exchange Thursday, March 21, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Hondius Room Are you a gardener or have a green thumb? Do you have extra vegetable seeds or plant cuttings to share? Bring them to the Seed Exchange and we’ll learn how to start seeds at home in

preparation for planting the soil. Register at estesvalleylibrary.org. College Planning One-on-One Students and parents can ease the anxiety of preparing for college by making a plan. One-on-one appointments are available with college admissions expert Kaye Orten, who can answer questions about the admissions process, FAFSA, and financial aid. Look for the College Planning 1:1 appointment times on the Calendar of Events link at estesvalleylibrary.org. KIDS Young Chautauqua History Performances Fridays and Saturdays, March 15, 16, 22, and April 5, 7 to 9 p.m., Fireplace Corner The public is invited to attend live performances by students in the Young Chautauqua program. Building on their own personal research, costumed performers will present a first-person monologue in character, then take audience questions. Each evening offers a different roster of presentations. No registration necessary. Storybook Explorers: Animal Strike at the Zoo

Our Wonderful World: Library Scheduling Summer Programs Programs are now being scheduled for this summer’s popular armchair traveladventure series, “Our Wonderful World,” hosted by the Estes Valley Library. Spanning ten Tuesday evenings, June through July, these presentations will take audiences to destinations near and far through weekly programs of interest from across the globe. There are still a few presentation dates that have yet to be filled. Anyone who

might be interested in leading a PowerPoint-style presentation on a unique travel experience is encouraged to contact Cheryl Homan-Wendell at chomanwendell@estesvalleylibrary.org or at (970) 586-8116, ext. 823. This year’s programs will take place at the Multipurpose Room at the Estes Valley Community Center. Look for full details on this summer’s series to be announced in late May.

Free Tax Preparation Free tax preparation assistance is being offered by AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers from February 4th through April 13th at the Estes Valley Public Library. This program is primarily for taxpay-

ers with low- to middle-income with special attention given to persons age 60 and older. Appointments can be made by calling 586-8116.

Saturday, March 16, 11:15 to 11:45 a.m., Hondius Room This book club is for kids ages 0 to 6 and their parents and caregivers. This month’s selection is “Animal Strike at the Zoo: It’s True!” by Karma Wilson. Families will join in a thematic activity and take home a copy of the book. Register at estesvalleylibrary.org. Try-It Tuesday: Dragon Eggs Tuesday, March 19, 4 to 5 p.m., Hondius Room Kids in Kindergarten through 5th grade will form, cover, bejewel and decorate their own one-of-a-kind dragon egg. Register at estesvalleylibrary.org. Once Upon a Cuento: Bilingual Storytime Wednesday, March 27, 3:30 to 4 p.m., Estes Valley Community Center Once Upon a Cuento has moved to its new location in the CUBZ Den at the Community Center (No Community Center pass is required to attend). Children ages 0 to 6 and their parents and caregivers will participate in English and Spanish learning activities, with books, puppets, music and movement. BOOKS & AUTHORS Reading is Doctor Recommended: “Clean” Tuesday, March 26, 7-8:30 p.m., Wasson Room This month’s featured book is “Clean: the Body’s Natural Ability to Heal Itself.” Advance copies are available to those who register. Discussion led by Chazz Glaze from Salud Family Health Center. Register at estesvalleylibrary.org. The Library Book: A Discussion Tuesday, April 2, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Hondius Room “The Library Book” by Susan Orlean has been called a “persuasive reminder of the importance of libraries, whose shared spaces house historical treasures built with the common good in mind. ” Learn about the larger narrative woven within the story that extrapolates to libraries nationwide, including Estes Valley Library. Register at estesvalleylibrary.org. TECH Tech Express Wednesday, March 27, 4:30 to 6 p.m.,

Makerspace Participants are invited to bring quick questions about their phones, tablets, laptops, email, or apps. Library staff will try to diagnose the issue, offer an answer, or make a recommendation for follow-up. Registration encouraged but not required. Selling Your Stuff Online Monday, April 1, 5 to 7 p.m., Hondius Room Learn how to hold an Internet “yard sale” while earning cash and de-cluttering. Get ideas for a home micro-business selling crafts and goods. The workshop will explore Facebook, Craigslist, Amazon, eBay, and Etsy. Bring your device or borrow a Library laptop. Register at estesvalleylibrary, org. CITIZENSHIP AARP Tax-Aide: Tax Preparation Assistance Appointments for the AARP Tax Assistance Program are now being taken by visiting the library or calling (970) 586-8116, ext. 3. For full information, visit estesvalleylibrary.org. Citizenship Exam Preparation Tuesday, March 19, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Wasson Room Weekly classes continue for those seeking to complete the necessary forms and pass the U. S. Citizenship Exam. Participants are invited to this supportive class, whether or not they are currently ready to apply. Class materials are provided. No advance registration is necessary. FRIENDS & FOUNDATION Used Bookstore Ribbon Cutting

Tuesday, April 9, 10 a.m., 191 W. Riverside Drive “A store is born” with a ribbon-cutting celebration and proclamation at 10 a.m., followed by activities all day, as the Library Friends & Foundation Used Bookstore opens to book lovers and bargain hunters. The community is invited to join the festivities on April 9.


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Scouting Food Drive To Benefit Crossroads Ministry Food Bank

On Saturday, March 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Estes Park Boy Scout Units will conduct a “Scouting for Food” collection at Safeway to benefit the Estes Park Crossroads Ministry food bank. Steve Lambert, Scouting’s volunteer Commissioner for Estes Park commented, “This is the 7th year of the annual Scouting for Food community service partnership between Estes Scouts and Crossroads Ministry. Boys and girls in BSA units donate time and Scouting’s name to collect food and increase awareness of local food bank needs. It also strengthens individual Scout’s understanding of Scouting’s dedication to the high ideals of service expressed in the Scout Oath: ‘On my honor, I will do my best… to help other people at all times…’, the Scout Law, ‘A Scout is helpful’, and the Scout Slogan, ‘Do a Good Turn Daily.’” Crossroads Food Pantry Manager, Debra Avezzano, expressed appreciation to the Scouts for this planned effort saying, “We have a big Easter Distribution coming up on April 12th and we need a lot more food than we have now to adequately provide a good Easter dinner for our clients. We rely ! ! !

Dear Estes Park Voters, The proposed recall of Mayor Todd Jirsa and Trustee Cody Walker is more about a personal vendetta than what is best for our community. This was recently highlighted by the anonymous post card mailed to the community with obvious slanderous and unfounded accusations. This post card was damaging to the entire Estes Park community as most of us would never think to tarnish the reputation of Estes Park with such rhetoric. Mayor Jirsa and Trustee Walker are two of the three board members successfully heavily on the generosity of our comrunning small businesses in Estes Park. munity, and it's wonderful to see everyThey, like many of the small business one helping out. We encourage everyone owners in our community, have a stake to find the Scouts at Safeway on March in making sure it is done right. The 16th and to make your food donations Trustees that have been here for a signifto help our neighbors.” icant amount of time understand the Local Scout units participating in the changes it takes to accommodate nearly March 16 event are Pack 8 (sponsored five million tourists. This number will in by the Estes Park Lions Club), and all probability continue to grow, creating Troop 8 (sponsored by American Leadditional challenges for Estes Park and gion Post 119). its residents as well as its visitors. On Saturday, March 16, The distraction created by a minority Scouts at the entrance to has halted nearly all Town Trustee busiSafeway will provide a flyer ness. It has also created an antagonistic listing the most needed environment for other successful busifoods, and they will collect and deliver the food to the Crossroads Ministry food bank in Estes. All contributions are tax deductible. Dear fellow citizens of Estes Park: In 2018, the Scouts collected Being a native of Estes Park this recall 2041 pounds of food for Crossmakes me very sad. And why would it roads. This year with Easter needs you ask? Because I am witnessing the in sight, please help the Scouts same division in my community that is beat last year and let’s deliver happening all over the country. One 2,250 pounds of food to Crossdoesn't need a bona fide reason to file roads. claim against another anymore and I Crossroads Ministry may be contacted think this is apparent in the Recall Petiat: 970-577-0610 or via their website: tion of Mayor Todd Jirsa and Trustee www.crossroadsep.org for food or dona- Cody Walker. tions. According to the information I have On Saturday, March 16 (9 to 4) please seen, it appears that the complaint stop by Safeway and help the Scouts against these two has to do with Larimer help our neighbors.

ness owners in Estes Park to want to engage public service or run for public office. If you actually knew and followed the Trustee’s that work hard for your community, you would understand how committed they are to Estes Park. They have used their business success to make sure Estes Park is financially sound and prepared for the changes that are coming. Estes Park will change with or without good governance and planning for those changes. There are far more people that support Mayor Jirsa and Trustee Walker and the good work that they have accomplished than the minority of citizens attempting to tarnish our community’s reputation. We support business in Estes Park, and those business men who are willing to run for public office and take all the unfounded abuse that comes with it. Sincerely, Gerald Mayo Michelle Hurni Bill Howell Ron Duell Karen Davis

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County issues and not the Town of Estes Park. So how can a petition be generated without wrong doing? Where is the proof these two have been corrupt because I have not seen it? What did these two do that was so egregious? Did these two steal money from the town coffers? Did these two vote "no" to keep the citizens of Estes Park from voting on the "Loop?” No wrong doing? Then the thought police are alive and well in Estes Park. Hello, Washington D.C. Bonnie Watson

Springtime Opportunity Truth breaks through the complexities of the mind like flowers in Spring. Join us as we gather to review and master the thoughts of a fellow traveler who left this earth about 75 years ago. We will use a book, composed of many short essays by the Jesuit priest and paleontologist, Perrier Teilhard de Chardin. The title of the book is Christianity and Evolution. The book is available in several forms at Amazon. The goal of the group is to share the reading and the discussion of ideas presented by Teilhard. The procedure, at

least at present, indicates a meeting twice a month. The place on loan for the group is Sheppard of the Mountains Lutheran Church on Dry Gulch Road, adjacent to the Good Samaritan facilities. The first meeting will be March 16th, beginning at 8:00 a.m. Meetings will utilize, and be limited to two hours. It is recommended that you purchase a book and begin reading before Saturday the 16th. All are welcome. Share the Springtime Opportunity with others who might not see this announcement.


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The Estes Park Resort is looking for the following positions: Housekeeping Cooks Restaurant Server AM/PM Front Desk Agent Event Coordinator

Pick up an application at the front desk or go online to www.theestesparkresort.com and fill one out. For info please contact sales@theestesparkresort.com

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.

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HOSTESS DISHWASHER Full Time and Year Round Pick up application at 453 E. Wonderview Ave #4 970-586-0272

NOW HIRING! We are a seasonal coffee shop located at the top of the Aerial Tramway seeking Reliable & enthusiastic Cashiers / Baristas Part-time & Full-time positions available Must be 16 year of age Email Resume:

Murphy Hotels are looking for full time and part time house keepers

Apply at Murphyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Resort 1650 Big Thompson Av or call Loretta 1-970-480-2955

LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION depending on experience

The historic Stanley Hotel is seeking Landscapers

with 2-3 years experience This role is Seasonal, may go Permanent

3 WAYS TO APPLY

Submit your resume to

JCadle@StanleyHotel.com

On line at www.StanleyHotel.com or Stop By Human Resources Dorm Style Housing Available

Looking for a full time as well as a part time employee for dog daycare/boarding business.

Prior work experience with dogs in some capacity required to qualify for position. Flexible hours plus bonus package and partial benefits included for full time position. Job includes supervising dogs during play, cleaning and customer service skills. Please call Linda at 586-0340 to set up an interview.

Front Desk Agent

Year-round, includes A Mix Of Day And Evening Shifts. Must Be Available Between 6:00am And 11:30pm. Strong Multi-tasking, Computer And Customer Service Skills Required. Previous Hotel Front Desk Experience Is Not Required. Must Be A Non-smoker. Send Resume To Cory@estesresort.com <or> Mail To Best Western Plus Silver Saddle Inn, 1260 Big Thompson Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517.

Full time night cashier needed must be able to work weekends. Apply in person at Estes Mini Mart 1110 Woodstock Dr.

TheTramTopCoffeeShop@gmail.com

LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE Full Time $16 to $18

Silver Saddle Inn

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

HELP WANTED Year round attendant position. Must be self motivated, customer oriented and organized. Computer skills a must. Some weekend and evening shifts will be required. Send your resume today to: villagelaundry1@gmail.com 172-174 S. St. Vrain Ave. Estes Park, CO 80517

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Estes Valley Community Center Openings Year-round Part-Time Evenings â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Custodial Maintenance This position will help keep the facility clean, orderly and in safe condition.

Year-round Part-time and Full-time Summer Lifeguards. Free Classes available to get you certified. Year-round Part-Time, Seasonal and As-needed for Guest Services and Child Watch Attendants.

Seasonal Part-Time and Full-Time Openings starting as early as March 1

Seasonal Maintenance and Groundskeepers for the golf course. If you like to see the sunrise over the mountains this position is for you! Seasonal Maintenance/Landscaping positions for Parks and Trails and Campgrounds. Enjoy the outdoors this summer while getting paid to help us maintain and improve the Districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s outdoor areas.

Pro Shop, Rangers, Starters and Cart Attendants for the 9-hole and 18 -hole golf course. If you love golf, come work at the golf course this summer and golf for free if you work at least 20 hours per week! Youth Program Instructor for Track and Field to oversee our CARA Youth Track program this summer. Practices are held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings and meets are on Saturday mornings (from June 4 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; July 20, 2019). Applicants should have experience coaching youth (ages 5-16). Pay will be dependent on experience. District-wide perks and discounts are included! Apply on-line at: https://colorado.gov/pacific/evrpd/ EVRPDjobs

We are gearing up for a busy spring and summer season and hiring for the following positions: Checker Courtesy Clerk Day-Stocker Overnight Stocker Bakery Clerk Deli Clerk Produce Clerk Seafood Clerk Bakery Manager Assistant Bakery Manager Cake Decorator Assistant Meat Manager Meat Cutter Pharmacy Technician Please call Ann at 970-586-4447 to schedule an interview - walkins are also welcome.


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HOME HEALTH/HOSPICE Clinical Administrative Assistant â&#x20AC;&#x201C; FT Clinical Secretary â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Full Time RN - PRN (as needed) Personal Care Provider/Homemaker - FT **Sign on Bonus Available** Personal Care Provider/Homemaker - PT INFECTION CONTROL Director of Infection Control / Employee Health LABORATORY Medical Technologist â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Full Time Medical Laboratory Technician - FT

LIVING CENTER Activities Coordinator â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Full time Nursing Assistant â&#x20AC;&#x201C; FT - Days **Sign on Bonus Available** Nursing Assistant â&#x20AC;&#x201C; PRN (as needed) RN - FT Nights/Days **Sign on Bonus Available** LPN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; FT Nights/Days**Sign on Bonus Available** RN-PRN (as needed) MED/SURG Nursing Assistant â&#x20AC;&#x201C; PRN (as needed) RN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; PRN (as needed) PATIENT FINANCIAL SERVICES Patient Account Representative - PT QUALITY DEPARTMENT Case Manager â&#x20AC;&#x201C; PRN (as needed)

REHABILITATION SERVICES Physical Therapist â&#x20AC;&#x201C; PRN (as needed) Occupational Therapist - PRN (as needed) Speech Language Pathologist - PRN (as needed) SURGICAL SERVICES CertiďŹ ed Surgical Technologist - FT

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The Town of Estes Park is accepting applications for Civil Engineer II Public Works Dept. Hiring Range $68,412 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 91,501 Exempt Position Close Date: Open until filled Planning Technician Planning Division Hiring Range $21.36 - $25.09/hour (DOE) Non-Exempt Position Close Date: Open until filled Police Officer Police Department Hiring Range $27.92 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $30.71/hour Non-Exempt Position Close Date: Open until filled (first review 02/25/2019)

Records Technician/Senior Records Technician (FT Position) Police Department Hourly Rate $15.62-$24.56/hour (DOE) Non-Exempt Positions Close Date: Open until filled

Records Technician (PT Limited Term thru Dec 31, 2019) Police Department Hourly Rate $15.62/hour Non-Exempt Position Close Date: Open until filled

Handyman wanted. Year-round work. Experienced only need apply. References. Must be bondable. Willing to help the right person relocate to Estes Park. Bestway Painting Handyman Services 970-518-4001

Murphy's Resort is looking for a full time maintenance worker. Pay rate negotiable based on experience. Call 1-970-480-2955 ask for Bruce.

Hangar location

Now hiring servers for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Full and part time available. please email Caity at caity@smokindavesbbq.com to schedule an interview.

Events Maintenance Worker Community Services Dept./Special Events Division Hiring Range $13.00-$16.00/hour (DOE) Seasonal Position (Summer 2019) Closing Date: July 15, 2019

Parks Maintenance Worker Public Works Dept./Parks Division Hiring Range $13.00-$16.00/hour (DOE) Seasonal Position (Summer 2019) Closing Date: Open Until Filled Volunteer/Committee Board Positions Estes Valley Planning Commission Close Date: Open Until Filled Family Advisory Board (4 positions open) Close Date: February 28, 2019

Transportation Advisory Board (3 positions open) Close Date: March 7, 2019

(Committee application required)

Applications are available at: Town Hall 170 MacGregor Ave. Room 130 (Mon-Fri 8 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 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.

Part time - $20/hr Ask for Nick - 970-481-8531

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Call 970-586-4703 with any questions. Must be available weekends and able to lift at least 50 pounds. Receptionists Skills. Animal Hospital of the Rockies LLC. 453 Pine River Ln

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An American Bistro Wanted: Sommelier/Beverage Specialist/FOH Service Leader

SEASONED is a small chef-owned, product-driven restaurant (www.seasonedbistro.com). The qualified candidate should have the following abilities and characteristics: *Wine Knowledge *Food & Wine Pairings *Beverage Inventory *Leadership *Guest Services *Organized *Beverage Cocktails and Traditional Drink Mixology

Carpenter Needed Framing, Siding, and Finish Carpenter Competitive Pay Holiday/Vacation/Retirement Matt@buildestes.com or call (970)685-0877

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Hiring Bonus Starting at $13 per hour No Medical Background required Flexible Schedule Training and Local Support provided

Apply online at HomeInstead.com/northerncolorado or call for more information 970-494-0289

Please contact the restaurant @ 970.586.9000. Resumes accepted at info@seasonedbistro.com

RENTALS

Long time Estes Park residents looking to rent a 2 bdrm pet friendly house. Call 720 272 7255

(970) 577-4458 555 Prospect Ave. Estes Park, CO 80517

NOW HIRING DRIVERS

Kennel Assistant

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Commercial Rentals Retail space on Bond Park. 215 Park Lane, 1500 sq. ft. Share restroom w/ 1 office tenant. 970-586-3913 available now

The Cleaning Lady

~ Now hiring house cleaner ~

Need own transportation, seasonal, full-time, dependable, & experienced.

Please call: 970-449-2564 or 586-6477

RENTALS EXECUTIVE OFFICE available for $350.00 a month at Graves Ave. Plaza. Includes all utilities (including internet),trash, taxes and insurance. Access to kitchen and conference room. Call Peggy 970-232-5588

RENTALS

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 Commercial Space Room, Handicap Available. 1050 sq. ft. Restrooms, Copy and Includes large garage bay. Scanning Facility, Coffee Separate office with bath- Room. room. Good parking. Off of Call Thom at Verus Hwy 7. $1350/mo. year Commercial, Inc. lease min. 970-290-4488 970-586-2448 Commercial space for lease. Please call or text 303-888-0759


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3,400 sq. ft. good restauWants To Rent rant or ?? potential. Tenant must finish. Rent credit. Local hobbyist looking Call Eric at Anderson Realty 586-2950. for a place to do leather and antler work. Call Room/Roommate Richard @ 970-652-7233 Avail 4/1 sep bed bath 575/mo share elec,cable,big kitchen-live area built 2012 n/s n/p amaz view 402-321-7805

Deer Crest Resort Rooms to suites with kitchenettes for short term rental. Monthly min thru 4/30/19. Adults only, no smoking, no pets. Call Ken @ 970-215-3066

Storage Units Skyview Storage at 930 Juniper Ln has large storage units for rent. 24’ and 40 ft units available now. Call 970-215-6006 for info.

REAL ESTATE

SALES

NOTICES

Home Repair/Service

Homes

Garage Sales

Legal Notices

March 23rd - Garage sale at Dao House 6120 Hwy 7, Estes Park Look for signs to the Dorm! From 9am to 4pm

NOTICE OF SALE Notice is given pursuant to Title 38 Article 21.5 of the Colorado Revised Statutes, as amended, a public sale to be held on March 16, 2019 at 10am at Alpine Self Storage, 801 Dunraven St., for the sale of items in storage unit #22 belonging to John Clark Jr. of Estes Park, CO. Items consist of misc. household items. For information please call 586-8988.

TRANSPORTATION Trucks

Short Term Short-term Efficiency $650/month, N/S, N/P Includes Utilities & Cable Call Todd @ 970-586-8141

SERVICES

2014 F-150 XL V8 4x4 Very low miles 17k Blue Crew Cab, excellent condition. $27,750 303-8957176

HOLMES LOG WORKS 970-586-9168 Log & Metal Railing, Deck Additions, Log Benches, Gates Mantels & Stairs www.lograils.com

Sewing/Alterations Estes Park Alterations estesparkalterations.com 970-480-7381

Piano Tuning

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

RIVER ESTATE PROPERTY $1,545,000 890 W. Elkhorn Ave. Ideal mountain retreat! Future short-term/longterm vacation rental possibilities. A-1 Zoning. Beautifully custom designed home with 3 decks and 3 levels overlooking Fall River. Walking distance to downtown and 5 miles to RMNP entrance. Amazing investment opportunity. 6 bed 4 baths plus bonus room and finished walkout basement. Contact Donna Ehnert 8z LUX Real Estate for your private showing today. 303-995-4063

Brand New Flea Market! The Farmhouse Market Antiques, Home Décor, Furniture, Art Work & More! VENDOR SPACE AVAILABLE! Open every Fri. Sat & Sun. 10 to 6 423 W. Elkhorn Ave (Across from Big Horn Restaurant)

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

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GENERAL CONTRACTOR 720.438.1088 jharris@sevenwest.build

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