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His Majesty A handsome, full curl bighorn ram was recently seen foraging for grass along Fall River Road. Photo by Richard H. Hahn

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LWV/CRC Recycling Program March 28 The Annual Recycling Program of the League of Women Voters of Estes Park (LWVEP), which is open to the public, is on Thursday, March 28th from 6-8 p.m., at the Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies, located at 1700 Brodie Ave. Curious about the new Recycling Station for Estes Valley? County Commissioner Steve Johnson and Larimer County Solid Waste Director Stephen Gillette will be there to talk about it and answer your questions. What happens to the glass recyclables being collected across from the Event Center and select businesses around town? And what is that weird-looking pickup truck, with Clear Intentions advertising on it, doing up in Estes Park? Barb Cousins, Sales Service Rep for C.I. will explain how her company diverts glass from landfills. When is the next Estes Recycles Day event and how will it be different? Can we reduce waste collection being hauled down the hill by reducing printed junk mail, composting food waste, and reducing drinking straw usage? These are some of the current projects for the League of Women Voters & Community Recycling Center (LWV&CRC), which is a unique committee of the LWVEP, because it welcomes non-LWVEP members from our community to join and encourages the three Rs: reduce, reuse and recycle. Please join us on Thursday, March 28th, from 6-8 p.m. It is a chance to hear about county, business, and CRC projects.

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RMNP Search and Rescue Team Member conducts search operations in the Lake Haiyaha area last Wednesday, March 6, 2019. Courtey photo

Broad Scale Search Efforts For James Pruitt Suspended On March 3, 2019, search efforts began in the Glacier Gorge area of Rocky Mountain National Park for James Pruitt, 70, of Etowah, Tennessee. After a vehicle parked at the Glacier Gorge Trailhead was determined to belong to Pruitt Sunday morning, March 3, rangers contacted Pruitt’s family in Tennessee. His family confirmed he was in the area and hadn’t been heard from since Thursday morning, February 28, at approximately 10 a.m. More than two feet of snow accumulated in the Glacier Gorge area between Thursday, February 28 and Sunday, March 3. That significant snowfall in mountainous terrain added to the challenge of search efforts, making finding clues to Pruitt’s whereabouts even more difficult. Active search efforts took place March 3 through March 9. The overall search area encompassed approximately 15 square miles and included the Glacier Gorge drainage, the Loch Vale drainage and the Glacier Creek drainage. Searchers concentrated efforts in the heavily forested areas near Bear Lake and the Glacier Gorge Trailhead, the Nymph Lake area, Chaos Creek area, the Alberta Falls area, Lake Haiyaha, Mario’s Gully east of Lake Haiyaha and the winter trails to Mills Lake and The Loch. Off snow packed trails, searchers encountered chest deep snow in numerous areas. Assisting Rocky Mountain National

Park Search and Rescue team members has been Larimer County Search and Rescue, Rocky Mountain Rescue based in Boulder County, Diamond Peaks Ski Patrol, Douglas County Search and Rescue, Alpine Rescue Team, numerous dog teams from Larimer County Search and Rescue, Search and Rescue Dogs of the United States, and the Colorado Search and Rescue Board. On Tuesday, March 5, a multi-mission aircraft (MMA) from the State of Colorado assisted efforts with fixed-wing aerial reconnaissance over Sky Pond, Lake Haiyaha, Flattop Mountain and Bierstadt Lake. Patrols will continue to occur in the search area, and further actions may be considered as conditions improve. Reported clues will be investigated as appropriate. James Pruitt is still a missing person and our investigation will continue in hopes of gaining further information as to his plans on the day of his disappearance. Park rangers would like to hear from anyone who was in the Glacier Gorge and Bear Lake areas between Thursday, February 28 and March 3, or who may have had contact with Pruitt during his other hikes leading up to February 28. Pruitt may be wearing a blue jacket, red or orange hat and microspikes on hiking boots. Please call Rocky Mountain National Park at (970) 586-1204.

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Introducing Community-Owned And Operated Broadband Following last weeks unanimous vote of the Town Board to proceed with this exciting project, we'd like to share some answers to frequently asked questions for customers of Estes Park Light & Power. 1. What is the Town of Estes Park's broadband initiative? The Town of Estes Park is establishing community owned and operated broadband, a high-speed internet service that will ultimately be available to everyone served by Estes Park Light & Power. 2. What is broadband and what are the benefits? Broadband, by definition, is high-speed internet. The Town of Estes Park's broadband service will be delivered over fiber-optic lines, resulting in more reliable service that is up to 100 times faster than existing options in the area. With fiber-optic broadband, multiple people are able to use the same internet connection without a loss of speed or connectivity. 3. Why is the Town of Estes Park launching its own broadband service? Residents and businesses of Estes Park have expressed a need for faster, more reliable internet. Most recently, our 2018 scientific survey told us that two-thirds of respondents wanted the Town to provide better internet service, their highest priority among 40 current and potential services. Private companies are unlikely to bring fiber-optic internet to Estes Park and surrounding areas due to the large up-front investment associated with the project. In addition to faster, more reliable internet, the Town's broadband service is an investment in the community. By investing in its own broadband service, the Town of Estes Park is keeping dollars in the community while also creating jobs and ensuring highquality local support through Estes Park Light & Power. 4. What are the benefits of communityowned fiber-optic broadband internet? Estes Park's broadband offering will be its own municipal utility, ensuring the same premier level of service and support community members and businesses have come to trust from Estes Park Light & Power. At home, residents will be able to work with ease, video chat with remote friends and family, stream movies, play games or music and much more. Local businesses will enjoy quicker uploads, downloads, increased cloud-based functionality, better collaboration with coworkers and clients and more reliable videoconferencing. Estes Park visitors will have more reliable internet to enjoy their favorite entertainment and check in with work while they are visiting.

5. How does the Town of Estes Park's broadband service compare to other services currently offered? The Town's Broadband service will be the only high-speed internet service delivered over fiber-optic lines, resulting in the fastest and most reliable option available to residents and businesses of Estes Park and surrounding area. 6. When will service be available? Broadband service will be available in limited areas later this year and will be built out over the next 3 to 5 years. The initial startup phase will take advantage of Estes Park Light & Power's smart grid fiber-optic infrastructure, which already exists in specific neighborhoods and is currently under construction in others. Raven Circle and Carriage Hills will be the first neighborhoods to receive service starting in the 4th quarter of 2019. Service to other areas will be added over the next several years, based on the construction feasibility, density and potential revenue in each area. The Town of Estes Park will provide regular updates to the community with more information on how to sign up for those updates coming soon. 7. What is the cost of the Town's broadband service? Rate plans for the broadband service are currently being established. There will be several different plans to choose from, allowing businesses and residents to select the plan that best suits their needs. Early subscribers will be offered a Trailblazer discount, an exclusive discounted rate available to charter members that will remain in place for the life of the account. Soon, the Town's local concierge support team will be available to walk residents and businesses through plan options. The Town's broadband service will be billed separately from resident and business utility bills. 8. When the time comes, will it be easy to switch to your service? Sign up and installation will be easy, with minimal equipment installed by the Town's dedicated support technicians. The Town's local concierge support team will be available to answer questions and help residents get the most from their broadband service. 9. How can I stay updated on your progress? Watch for periodic updates at and we will send you notices from time-to-time in your utility bill. Also, keep up with the latest by following the Town of Estes Park on Facebook and Twitter.

Name Clarification Dear Estes Park News, It has come to my attention that there is more than one person in town with my name. I would like to clarify that this Ann Taylor did not sign a petition against the Mountain Coaster nor did I sign the petition to recall Todd Jirsa and Cody Walker. I am the Ann Taylor whose family

moved here in the 1960s.. .1 own a downtown business, Colorado Homestead, and I would never have signed either of those petitions. I appreciate your help in making this clarification. Thank you, Ann M. Taylor

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Workforce Housing And Childcare Task Force Develops Recommendations For The Town By: Trustee Carlie Bangs and Trustee Ron Norris

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

We believe it's important that the Town support the community's needs without The challenges of finding housing and duplicating the efforts of other organizations or missing any opchildcare makes life challengportunities for partnerships. ing for working people and In this first phase of our outfamilies in Estes Park. In fact, reach, we're sitting down numerous studies and several with numerous community programs have been developed organizations to identify the by local organizations to try to relevant data and opportunihelp address these issues. But ties for action. This initial the issues persist. The Town is work will serve as the founsifting through the available Trustee Carlie Bangs dation for our recommendadata on the community's tions to the Town Board. needs, gathering feedback and In April, you can expect to beginning to consider ways we hear from us again. At that can make a difference. Exampoint, we want to engage ples of options that will be exwith the broader community plored include consideration so we can get your thoughts of funding sources, code on our efforts thus far. Every changes, and use of Townbit of feedback we receive owned land. In November of last year, the Trustee Ron Norris will be considered as we work on our recommendaTown Board formed the Adtions. We hope to make final recomHoc Task Force on Workforce Housing mendations on how the Town can imand Childcare to evaluate our role in the prove workforce housing and childcare areas of workforce housing and childavailability to the Town Board in June. care. Our Task Force is composed of For more information, please visit Trustee Carlie Bangs, Trustee Ron or email the Task ris, and Assistant Town Administrator Force at Travis Machalek.

Community Members Invited To Trustee Talk March 27 The Estes Park Town Board of Trustees invites community members to join Trustees Carlie Bangs and Ken Zornes for a Trustee Talk Wednesday, March 27 at 6:30 p.m. in rooms 202 and

203 at Town Hall, 170 MacGregor Ave. This is an opportunity for community members to discuss local issues with members of the board in an informal setting.

Larimer County Senior Tax Work-Off Program Make your appointment now as Larimer County’s Senior Tax Work-Off Program is underway. Senior citizens who meet the eligibility requirements listed below can do work for the County and receive up to $400.00 that can be paid towards their Larimer County property tax. Applications will be taken the week of March 25, 2019, by appointment only. You can schedule your appointment by calling either 970-498-6360 or 970-4986311. Eligibility requirements include: ● Applicants must be at least 60 years of age. ● Applicants must own property and live on that property in Larimer County.

● Applicants must have a gross monthly income at or below $2,082 for one person or $2,818 for two people. Established in 1981, the Senior Tax WorkOff Program is a means for senior citizens to work for the County in order to receive money that must be applied towards their Larimer County property tax. Those accepted into the program are placed in temporary jobs, if a suitable opening is available, with Larimer County departments. The program was developed to address challenges that seniors on fixed income face when paying higher property taxes that rising housing costs incur. For more information, please contact Eileen Brittingham or Ann Marie Grobarek at or 970-498-6311.

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Estes Park Wool Market Seeks Sponsors, Demonstration Instructors The 29th annual Estes Park Wool Market takes place June 6 - 9, 2019, at the Estes Park Event Center. This ever-popular event will feature workshops, animal shows, fiber competitions, a marketplace, activities for children and more. The Town of Estes Park Events Division is currently seeking sponsors and demonstration instructors for the market. Learn more and sign up to participate in workshops, animal shows or competitions at More than 8,000 attendees enjoyed the Wool Market in 2018. Businesses can become and event sponsor for as little as $100. For a complete list of sponsorship benefits, opportunities and the application, please visit Sponsorship applications must be received by April 15.

The charge(s) are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. On March 1 at 9:36 p.m. police were called to a physical disturbance in the 500 block of S. St. Vrain Ave. Upon arrival police were unable to make an arrest and officers issued a warrant for the arrest of the subject. Last week on March 12, a 23 year old male from Estes Park who was wanted on this warrant, turned himself in at the EPPD. He was charged with obstructing a peace officer, attempted third degree assault and failure to comply in a DWAI. He was transported to the Larimer County Jail. On March 10 at 12:46 a.m. police were called to a welfare check at 160 S. St. Vrain Ave. Upon arrival police found an uncooperative 46 year old female from

Fiber arts demonstrations are a popular feature of the event, and the Events Division is seeking individuals to present 20-minute demonstrations June 8 and 9. Interested individuals are encouraged to complete an online application at by March 31. For more information on the Wool Market, or for assistance, please contact Event Coordinator David Hocker at or 970-577-3905.

Estes Park and charged her with resisting arrest and attempted third degree assault on a peace officer. She was arrested and later released on bond. On March 11 at 6:19 p.m. police arrested a 41 year old male from Lyons, CO at 1600 Manford Ave. who was violating a restraining order against a 33 year old victim. The male was transported to the Larimer County Jail. On March 17 at 1:01 a.m. police were called to a verbal disturbance at 1120 Big Thompson Ave. Upon arrival they arrested a 25 year old male from Estes Park who was wanted on a warrant out of Aurora, CO for failure to appear on a disorderly conduct charge. He also was found to be in possession of a Schedule 2 controlled substance and he was transported to the Larimer County Jail.

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It’s Spring! The Bears Are Out And About Bears have emerged from hibernation and are on the prowl for food. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is sending its annual reminder, asking Colorado residents and visitors to be “Bear Aware.” In early spring, bears can usually find sources of natural food as wild plants begin to grow nutritious new sprouts. Bears also prefer natural sources of food. But if food becomes scarce some bears will go to residential areas looking for a meal. Significant bear/human conflicts usually don’t start until mid-summer. But now’s the time to start thinking about how you can be bear aware. By taking some simple precautions, you can avoid conflicts with bears at your home and in your neighborhood. Here is a list that will help us to keep bears wild: Around the house

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Keep garbage in a well-secured location. Only put out garbage on the morning of pickup. Clean garbage cans regularly to keep them odor free. The scent of ammonia can deter bears. Use a bear-resistant trash can or dumpster. These are available from your trash hauler or on Internet sites. Bears have an excellent sense of smell, so try to prevent odors. If you don't have secure storage, put items that might become smelly into the freezer until trash day. Keep garage doors closed. Lock your doors when you’re away from home and at night. Keep the bottom floor windows of your house closed when you're not at home. Clean-up thoroughly after picnics in the yard or on the deck. Don't allow food odors to linger. Talk to your neighbors and kids about being bear aware. Minimize items that attract bears or other wildlife Do not attract other wildlife by feeding

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them. Don't leave pet food or stock feed outside. Bird feeders are a major source of bear/human conflicts. Attract birds naturally with flowers and water baths. Do not hang bird feeders from April 15 to Nov. 15. If you must have bird feeders: clean up beneath them every day, bring them in at night, and hang them high so that they're completely inaccessible to bears. Bears have good memories and will return to places they’ve found food. Allow grills to burn for a couple of minutes after cooking to burn off grease and to eliminate odors. Clean the grill after each use. If you have fruit trees, pick fruit before it gets too ripe. Don't allow fruit to rot on the ground.

Secure compost piles. Bears are attracted to the scent of rotting food -- and they'll eat almost anything. If you keep small livestock, keep animals in a fully covered enclosure, don’t store food outside, keep enclosures clean to minimize odors, hang rags soaked in ammonia around the enclosure. If you have bee hives, install electric fencing where allowed. Be careful with vehicles and at campsites Do not keep food in your vehicle; roll up windows and lock the doors of your vehicles. When car-camping, secure all food and coolers in a locked vehicle after you’ve eaten. Keep a clean camp, whether you’re in a campground or in the back-country. When camping in the back-country, hang food 100 feet or more from campsite. Don’t bring any food or fragrant items into your tent Cook food well away from your tent; wash dishes thoroughly. For more information go to the Living with Wildlife section on the Colorado Parks and Wildlife web site:

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Live Fire Demonstration Close Before You Doze


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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 District 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 restrict 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- (EVFPD) responded to 17 calls for serverally respond to medical ice. This included: calls in their personal vehi- • Motor vehicle crashes: 4 cles, allowing for a faster re• Emergency medical (assist EPMC): 4 sponse. On other incidents, firefighters • Service Call: 1 respond to a fire station to respond in de• Fire: 1 partment apparatus with specialized • Alarm: 5 equipment. Estes Valley Fire • Elevator: 1 • Smoke: 1 During the week of March 10, the Estes Valley Fire Protection District

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The work required to assemble this group and keep them still is impressive, but the assigned date and identity of the photographer are open to debate. Photograph courtesy Estes Park

“Let’s Talk About The Spragues” At EP Archives Meeting March 23




The EP Archives was thrilled to acquire a rare cabinet photo entitled "Sprague's Ranch From the East " last week, the forerunner of Stead's in Moraine Park. The assigned date on the back of the photo is "circa 1885," the assigned photographer, J.R. Riddle. If either of these piece of information were true (they are handwritten on the back, rather than scratched into the negative), it would reduce the possibility of which Sprague family members were included in the photograph. Early Sprague family photographs of everyone but Abner Sprague, the Estes Park hotelier and historian, are in short supply. Thomas Sprague died in 1882, his son Abner spent much of the 1880s surveying in other areas of the state (indeed, often in other states) outside of Moraine Park. Additionally, Abner and Loveland photographer J.R. Riddle had a "civil-acquaintance-at-best" relationship that had devolved into outright enmity by the late 1880s.

More troubling, though, is the lack of a pasted-on label, a diagnostic feature of J.R. Riddle's commercial work, and the assigned number "#50," which doesn't correspond to any known list of J.R. Riddle's output. Rather than approach Sprague's via this photograph, what if we approached this photograph from what is known of the early Sprague's Ranch? Join the Estes Park Archives this Saturday, March 23, at the Molly B's Restaurant on 250 Moraine Avenue, for a 45minute program beginning at 10:00 a.m. that explores everything we know about Thomas and Mary Margaret Sprague, not from Abner's later reminiscing, skimpy on details, but from contemporary newspaper accounts, diary entries, and county and state land records. The program is free, and coffee and tea are also provided at no charge. All are welcome. Please call 586-4889 to make reservations or for additional information.

Learn How To “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

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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 (advance ticket sales only, no tickets available at the event.)

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When I was seven years old my parents In fact, research proves that pre-rinsbought a Yamaha piano for the family. When the instrument was delivered, the ing is a waste of time excitement of five wound-up kids could and water. Dishbe rivaled only by the frenzy of Rimsky- washers can do all of that for us, and today’s high-tech washKorsakov’s Flight of the Bumblebee. We ing appliances only use three to five galwere wild about that piano then and lons of water per load compared to eight continued to be for 50 years. It grew a soul and became part of the family, nur- gallons used by the most efficient of hand-washers and 27 gallons by an avertured by the many pieces played on it age hand-washer. (Consumer Reports and songs sung ‘round it. My nephew Jeffrey has it now and all three of us girls says we waste 6000 gallons a year if we acquired Yamaha pianos of our own. I’m pre-rinse.) I find it hard to believe that a full load can be washed with an average as keen about mine as I was about the of four gallons. How does Energy Star piano I grew up with, especially right afmeasure these things? But I’m willing to ter it’s been tuned. Sitting down to play go with it, since no rinsing means no your favorite just-tuned piano is like dishpan hands. climbing into your own bed with fresh sheets and clean pajamas. These are simThe biggest problem with dishwashers ple pleasures. is their racks that seem to be designed for IKEA dishes (skinny Swedish things) Along with the piano and a color TV, another delivery to our home in the ’60s while my dishes are thicker pottery. The plates fit ok but I can’t get my deep bowls was a portable dishwasher. We’d never wedged between the tines. If I bend the had a dishwashing machine before. It was revolutionary! Mom stored it under tines to accommodate my bowls, I risk inviting rust into my nice, quiet, greenthe kitchen counter where the phone glowing dishwasher. I need a fat-bowl with its coiled cord hung. After dinner, rack. Once I had a dishwasher that had the table was cleared and pushed back foldable tines but when I folded them into the corner of the kitchen. Then down there was too much room between Mom wheeled the dishwasher over to tines and my bowls fell over. They didn’t the sink, filled it with dirty dishes after feeding her big family, hooked up a hose like that. from the machine to the faucet, and My mother taught me to load the dishturned on the water. Its loud swooshing washer with as many dishes as it could spray and motor sounds were beautiful hold (there were dishes for seven that music to my mother’s ears, I’m sure. needed to fit, remember). Spreading them out so they didn’t overlap, putting Dishwashers have come a long way since then. The sound of a wash cycle no the bowls in “sideways,” (along the tines rather than between the tines) or runlonger makes you think there’s a hurrining it half-empty were not options. Call cane blasting through your kitchen. In me frugal (and proud of it), but I still fact my dishwasher is absolutely silent. practice the max-load option as much as The only way I can tell it is operating is I can. My dishes come out clean, except from the two glowing green lights, for a random plate every once in awhile. which match the four other green lights in the kitchen (the microwave clock, The no-rinse plan works for me. My oven clock, electrical outlet and coffee dishwasher is Zen, my dishes are clean, maker). Having matching kitchen device and I’m saving the earth’s most precious bulbs was not planned, although I wish I resource. Plus, it leaves me more time to could say it were, because I’d be embarplay my just-tuned piano. rassed to have clashing appliance lights. You may let The Thunker know what How gauche! you think at her e-mail address, donoToday, we don’t have to rinse the dishes before we load them into the dishwasher. © 2019 Sarah Donohoe

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Early Screening Is Essential To Prevention Of Colorectal Cancer Colorectal cancer is the fourth most commonly occurring cancer in the USA and nearly five percent of Americans will develop colorectal cancer in their lifetime. At any time, over one million Americans are currently living with colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, with over 56,000 people expected to die from this disease each year. The good news, it is a preventable and very curable disease if caught early, but you’ve must be diligent about getting screened. Because there are often no symptoms when it is first developing, colorectal cancer can only be caught early through regular screening. The benefits of early detection and treatment are dramatic. The possibility of curing patients after symptoms develop is only 50%, but if colorectal cancer is found and treated at an early stage before symptoms develop, the opportunity to cure it is 80% or better. Most colon cancers start as non-cancerous growths called polyps. If these polyps are found while they are still noncancerous, a surgeon can remove the polyps and the cancer may be prevented. Estes Park Health has four surgeons that will perform colonoscopies. Lewis Strong, MD and Crystal North, DO hold their Gastroenterology Clinic every Thursday in the Physician Clinic. For an appointment please call, 970-669-5432. Estes Park Health Surgicalists, David Reitter, MD and Steven Miller, MD, provide surgical back-up, hold clinic hours in the Physician Clinic and are available 24/7/365 to support surgery needs. You can work with your physician to get a referral. The American Cancer Society lists guidelines for people with an average risk of colorectal cancer and those at an increased risk. For people with average risk guidelines: • Start regular screenings at age 45 • People in good health should continue with screening through age 75 • For people ages 76-85, screening will depend on a person’s preference, life expectancy, overall health and prior screening history

For people with increased risk guidelines: • Start screening before age 45 • Be screened more often – consult with your physician • Get specific tests as recommended by your physician People considered at an increased or

high risk include: • A strong family history of colorectal cancer and certain kinds of polyps • A personal history of colorectal cancer and certain kinds of polyps • A personal history of inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease) • A known history of hereditary colorectal cancer • A personal history of radiation to the abdomen or pelvic area to treat prior cancer Estes Park Health encourages taking advantage of colorectal cancer screening options. Talk with your physician about screening options dependent on your risk factors. We encourage you to “think past the prep” and envision a life welllived, free of colorectal cancer. You can call the Estes Park Health Physician Clinic at 970-586-2200 to schedule an appointment.

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Photo in front of The Ridgeline taken last year in the snow on opening day of Duck Central. Courtesy photo

Duck Central To Open In The Ridgeline Hotel March 29 By: Rita DuChateau With only six weeks before thousands of little yellow plastic ducks hit the water, the Estes Park Rotary Duck Race operations center, Duck Central, will open to the public on Friday, March 29 at The Ridgeline Hotel with expanded hours. Volunteers will be on hand to assist the 67 participating organizations that are selling adoption forms, to handle walk-in sales, and answer duck-related questions, such as: what are my chances of winning? Answer: Better than ever! Duck Central has established its nest at: The Ridgeline Hotel, 101 S. St. Vrain, Estes Park, in the Lake Estes Room. “We’ve greatly expanded our hours to make it easier for participating organizations to turn in adoption forms and for Duck Race fans to stop by for a visit,” said Sandy Lasson, Duck Central operations volunteer. “We love our nest!” Hours of operation before Race Week: • Fridays - March 29, April 5, April 12 and April 19, noon to 5 p.m. • Thursday, April 25 and Friday, April 26 noon to 5 p.m. Hours of operation during Race Week: • Monday, April 29, Tuesday, April 30, and Wednesday, May 1 - noon to 5 p.m. • Thursday, May 2 and Friday, May 3 - 10 a.m. to 5 pm. • Saturday, May 4 (Race Day) - 10 a.m. to noon. Please note that all sales will end at noon. The Estes Park Rotary Duck Race team would like its 2019 participating organizations to turn in all adoption forms and payment to Duck Central before 5 p. m. Friday, May 3, for processing. Duck Central will close after May 4 until the 2020 season. Race sales questions should be directed to: Messages may also be left on the Duck Central Hotline: (970) 480-5002. Additionally, the Duck Race maintains a mailing address: Rotary Duck Race, P.O. Box 1226, Estes Park, CO 80517. “The Duck Race Committee would like to thank The Ridgeline Hotel for donating the use of the Lake Estes Room for our operations and to TDS for donating telephone and Internet services. We are excited to be back in this location and so thankful for our communication services,” Kathy Groesbeck, Big Duck ‘19 said. The 2019 event will feature a major cash prize and three getaway packages with accommodations donated by Delaware North

Parks and Resorts and travel expenses donated by the Estes Park Duck Race. • Grand Prize $5,000 cash. • Three-night stay for two at The Pine Lodge, Whitefish, Montana, located on the doorstep of majestic Glacier National Park. The resort offers comfortable year-round accommodations for guests traveling through Whitefish, Montana. This facility is situated alongside the Whitefish River, with many rooms boasting views of the surrounding mountain tops. Glacier National Park is a mere 25 miles away, offering an abundance of recreational opportunities. The package includes access to all amenities: continental breakfast, stand-up paddle boards, kayaks, bicycles; a guided trip to Glacier National Park; and a round of golf. • Three-night stay for two at Tenaya Lodge, Fish Camp, California, a stunning mountain resort set two miles from Yosemite National Park and surrounded by noble evergreen forest. Tenaya Lodge is an all-season resort featuring lodge rooms and cottage rooms, a rich range of recreational activities, a 10,000 square-foot luxury spa, indoor and outdoor pools and five dining venues located on the property. The package includes an all-day tour of Yosemite for two. • Three-night stay for two in Old Faithful Cabin, West Yellowstone, Montana. Clustered in five camp settings, this 50-cabin property provides a sense of community without compromising privacy. The Explorer Cabins at Yellowstone combine the charm of cabin lodging with the joys of generational travel and dog-friendly travel. Open year-round, the Old Faithful Cabin is minutes from the Park's West Entrance and a short drive from Old Faithful. The package includes: all-day guided interpretive snow coach tour to the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone or Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone National Park; park entrance fees and box lunches; dinner for two at the Branch Restaurant; tickets to the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center and IMAX Theater in West Yellowstone. The three travel packages come with a $1,000 voucher for travel expenses. The goal for 2019 is to raise $135,000 or more for participating organizations. For each $20 adoption form sold, $19 goes to the beneficiaries. In the past 30 years, the Estes Park Duck Race has returned more than $2.6 million to the Estes Valley. To adopt ducks, visit or see a representative of one of the 67 participating organizations.

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Run With The Flock At The Duck Waddle 5K May 4th Come run or come waddle the annual Estes Park Duck Waddle 5K fun run and race. Kick off your Duck Race celebration on May 4 by joining the Estes Park Running Club for the Duck Waddle 5K. This popular spring time 5K begins at 9 a.m. on Elkhorn Avenue at Bond Park. Runners and walkers will follow the scenic Fall River path and return along Wonderview Avenue to the downtown finish line at Bond Park. Come have a great time, whether you’re a runner or a “waddler”! The Duck Waddle 5K welcomes all speeds and abilities. The run is open to runners, walkers, strollers and groupfriendly pets on leashes. Post-race activities include a coupon redeemable at various beer vendors in town, and live music and Duck Race festivities at Riverside Plaza preceding the 1 p.m., mass rubber duck drop into Fall River. Make a fun day of it with your family! Register online in advance at Race day registration is available and begins at 8 a.m. at Town Hall. You get a lot for your registration fee! Entry includes a performance tech fabric shirt, a beverage coupon, plus one Duck Race entry ticket, which alone would cost $22. Your sponsored rubber duck will float down the river in the day’s main event, and

you could win one of the numerous prizes offered. There are discounts for youth age 14 and under, and seniors 60+. Register early, as prices increase May 1. Packet pick-up will be available at MedX of Estes Park on Friday, May 3, or on race day. In addition to all that, there will be prizes! Awards categories include 1st and 2nd place overall male and female, plus 1st and 2nd place in 10 age categories. The Duck Race is a major fundraiser for 65 local charities. The Estes Park Running Club is one of those, so please check #35 on the form. By selecting Estes Park Running Club, your donation will support various youth programs in Estes Park. You can use the Duck Waddle 5K as a training event for the upcoming annual Estes Park Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K and 5K races on June 16, 2019. For more information and to register for any of those races, please go to If you are not a runner, but would like to help these charitable events by volunteering to help us at either the Duck Waddle or the EP Marathon races, please email the Volunteer Director, Ann Wise, at

Work To Begin On UTSD Utility Infrastructure Project The Upper Thompson Sanitation District (District) will begin a utility infrastructure improvement project, slated to start work March, 2019. In ongoing efforts to rehabilitate aging sewer infrastructure, the District is replacing six sanitary sewer river crossings at various critical locations throughout the Estes Valley. Three repair sites are located in and along the Fall River drainage with two sewer crossings adjacent to Fish Hatchery Road, and one sewer crossing near Pine Haven resort. Two river crossing repair sites in the Big Thompson River drainage include a 24-inch sewer main, located near the Estes Park Visitor Center, and another repair site in the Lower Broadview area. The final stream crossing repair site is situated within the Scott Ponds open space in Carriage Hills, just north of Lakeshore Drive. Following the 2013 flood, these sites were identified as high-risk crossings due to incurred concrete encasement damage, encasement exposure and undercutting, and river bank erosion or destabilization. The UTSD is replacing all pipe and encasements at each site with new ductile iron pipe and concrete

encasement. The work includes stream channel rip-rap reinforcement along the sewer crossings, as well as stream bank stabilization around the crossing entry and exit points. Construction includes restoration of all disturbed areas including stream banks, trails, and staging sites. Vehicular traffic impact is expected to be minimal and may include occasional lane shifts or closures during installation of sewer bypass pumping systems. No customer sewer service impacts or disruptions are expected during construction. Pedestrian traffic impacts are expected at public trails along the Fall River, Scott Ponds, and EP Visitor Center sites. The District has secured all required permitting from the Army Corps of Engineers for river work along with county and local jurisdiction floodplain permits. Additional updates will be provided as the project moves forward. The public is encouraged to continue monitoring the District’s website at for project updates, or contact Chris Bieker, UTSD District Manager at 970-5864544 office, email, for questions and further information.

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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: 970-577-0610. 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.

Volunteers Needed For Bigfoot Days Event April 12-13 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 runners. They also need multiple people helping with the Bigfoot dance contest in the afternoon and multiple volunteers to help with the Bigfoot obstacle course. 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: 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 to volunteer or for more information.

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Great Events Planned For Estes Park’s First Bigfoot Days April 12-13

Estes Park Bigfoot Days will feature activities, events, educational opportunities, and entertainment all dedicated to Big Foot lore. There will be a ticketed Bigfoot themed dinner on Friday night, April 12th, which will feature a talk and Q&A from a world famous Bigfoot expert. Saturday, April 13th will feature a Big Foot run and a free festival with live bands, entertainment, vendors, food trucks and much more! Join us in Bond Park for some BIG fun! Experts on hand will include James "Bobo" Fay, Dr. Jeff Meldrum, and local Bigfoot experts. Event Schedule: Friday, April 12th 6-9 p.m.- Bigfoot Celebrity Dinner at The Estes Park Resort Tickets are $80 each and can be purchased through the EP Resort at 970-

577-6400 Saturday, April 13th 8 a.m.- Bigfoot 5 Mile Race Starting at Town Hall Register to run at: 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 1:30 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

his ear to the ground for bigfoot sightings and collecting dozens of reports each year. Dr. Jeff Meldrum Trained in the anatomical sciences with an emphasis in physical anthropology, Dr. Meldrum teaches human regional and sectional anatomy, evolution, and primate studies at Idaho State 10 a.m.-4 p.m.- Bigfoot Obstacle course University. He has published extensively 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m.on the evolutionary history of the South Wildside 4 x 4 tours- Ticketing informa- American primates and has described tion coming soon several new extinct species. His interests 10 a.m.-4 p.m.- Beer Garden sponsored in the footprints attributed to an unrecby Western Heritage ognized North American ape, commonly known as sasquatch, came into focus Bigfoot Map of Estes Park (self guided when he literally crossed paths with an tours) enigmatic set of tracks in the mountains Celebrities to meet and greet of southeastern Washington State. He has James “Bobo” Fey conducted collaborative laboratory reBobo was born and raised in Manhatsearch and field work throughout the Patan Beach, CA, and has been interested cific Northwest and Intermountain West, in the bigfoot mystery for as long as he as well as in Canada, China and Russia, can remember. Every choice in his life and has been heard on NPR’s Science centered around his chances to see a Friday and Radio West, and seen on The sasquatch– surfing in Northern CaliforToday Show, National Geographic, Disnia, going to college in Palo Alto, and covery, History, SyFy, AnimalPlanet, and even touring as a roadie with the band more. He was a featured scientist in SciSublime allowed him to visit bigfoot entific American and thenational AAAS habitats & interview people across the webpage. His book, “Sasquatch: Legend country about the elusive creature. In Meets Science,” has been described as the 2001, he saw his first bigfoot while on an best discussion of the legendary primate investigation with researcher John Freavailable. He edits online refereed jouritas. Today, Bobo makes his living as a nal The Relict Hominoid Inquiry commercial fisherman, always keeping (

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Join us for Easter Brunch

Sister City Annual Dinner

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!

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

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 sci-

entific 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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I honestly do not remember such a prolonged cold spell in the 25 years I have lived in Estes. Sunshine and I have not had too many walks these days. But when the sun is shining, and the wind is down we grab her leash and my jacket for a long-awaited stroll. It is still amazing how so many dog owners do not pick up after their animal. I understand when it is off in a snow bank where no one will step in it, but many droppings are left right on the walk way. Shame! Shame! Oh well, I can only light my candle and maybe shed a little light on the problem. Sunday night I had Marie, Lexi, Nathan, Greg and Cecelia for meatballs and spaghetti. I had a little cake to help celebrate Cecelia’s birthday early. I had made the meatballs before my hand surgery and froze them. I tried a new tomato sauce that turned out delicious, but I also made an Italian salad the Cecelia raved on. I offered her the recipe, but she said she would wait to read it in the paper. So dear daughter- in-law, I guess that is what I shall write in this column. Next time I will give the buttered roasted tomato sauce. The original salad recipe called for pre-cooking the cauliflower, but I prefer it raw. The only difficulty was cutting it small enough, especially with only one hand that was useable, and that being my left.

Italian Cauliflower Salad 1⁄2 head of small cauliflower 8 oz. bite size mozzarella balls

1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes 1 cup fresh spinach 4 oz. each of salami slices and pepperoni, both cut into bitesized pieces. 1⁄4 cup thin slices of red onion 4-5 peperoncini DRESSING 1⁄2 cup olive oil juice of large lemon 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. each of oregano, basil, rosemary 1 clove garlic, crushed 1⁄2 tsp. black pepper Place all salad ingredients, except the cheese, into a large bowl and chill in refrigerator. In separate bowl make the dressing and add cheese to soak up the flavors. Leave dressing at room temperature. At serving time, toss salad with the dressing and cheese. The changes I made were not to cook the cauliflower and not to add dressing 2 hours ahead of time and to allow the cheese to soak in the dressing. I go to physical therapy twice a week for my hand and must do the exercises 2-3 times a day, but I gain movement and strength each day. I am amazed how much I can accomplish with my left hand. My email: Bon Appétit

Dine Out for Good on April 4


Dine with 4 Friends Take-out 4 the Family Get Meals 4 your Meeting Order 4 Desserts

Mama Rose’s and Poppy’s Pizza will donate 25% of 4/4 sales to the Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center. All you have to do is eat.

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Masonic Lodge Revealed

From the Mountains to the Valley What is the history of Masonic Lodge building? What was its origin and who built it? How did it get to its current location? Join Dr. Randy Maharry to find the an-

swers to these and many other questions at the Senior Center, 1820 S. St. Vrain (Hwy. 7), on March 28, 2019, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Maharry is a retired dermatologist who has some intimate knowledge about this building and its interesting history.

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

On The Prowl

Estes Park Senior Citizens Center Menu ——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

——Week of April 1 thru April 5 —— Monday, Apr 1 Double Cheese Omelet (tomatoes, green peppers & ham) w/hash browns & fruit Tuesday, Apr 2 Stuffed Meatloaf (broccoli, bacon & cheese) w/mashed potatoes & gravy Wednesday, Apr 3 Chicken Piccata & Pasta, garlic bread & side salad Thursday, Apr 4 Taco Salad w/ chicken Friday, Apr 5 Trout (4 oz) w/ clam chowder soup & side salad 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 25th, you need to call before 1:00 PM on Friday, Mar 22nd. 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: TriFit, Balance, Mahjong, games, movies, and other activities. EPSCC, Inc. wants to serve YOU and YOU can enjoy serving others!

Photographer Paul J. Marcotte took this amazing photo of a coyote running through the snow.

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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 monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to miss this one! Space is limited so contact us to purchase your ticket today, 970-577-7700.

Adopt A Duck From Healing WatersAdopt Two Ducks-Get One Free!

It is Duck Race season! We have started our annual duck adoptions, so please stop by the pool or contact one of our friendly board members to adopt your ducks! Back by popular demand... adopt two ducks-get one free! To

sweeten the deal we are offering a drawing for two pool sessions. Each ticket purchased will be entered in a drawing. *Last year we sold two winning tickets for major prizes plus the winning ticket! Clearly Healing Waters ducks are good swimmers! Treat yourself to the benefits of warm water exercise and therapy. The warm pool is pure magic for rehabilitation, fitness or to add variety to your wellness program. Come experience it for yourself. Call to schedule a tour and appointment. 970-586-9205. Healing Waters is located at 1632-B Big Thompson Ave. (behind Ramboâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Liquor store). Anna Leigh Executive Director, Healing Waters Foundation.

EVICS Team Announces New Assistant Director lived in the community for over 20 years. Kellyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s experience as a classroom Estes Valley Investment in Childhood teacher, a human service professional, Success (EVICS) is pleased to announce and a business owner, position her well the addition of Kelly Murray to the staff to work with and relate to the many diteam. As the new Assistant Director of verse families and children served by the organization, Kelly brings to her po- the EVICS Program. Mom to four sons, Kelly is active in numerous school and community groups. Kelly joins the other EVICS staff members: Jess Borries, Parent Education Coordinator; Adriana Hochstetler, Bilingual Parent Educator; Rosemary Truman, Early Childhood Navigator; and Nancy Almond, Executive Director. The team is excited to be working together to support and strengthen families and chilKelly Murray dren in our community. In sition a background in education, huApril, EVICS will be awarded memberman resources, and career counseling. ship with the Colorado Family Resource In her role as Assistant Director, Kelly Center Association, enabling the organiwill provide support to community early zation to expand services to more famichildhood programs and supervise the lies and strengthen connections with EVICS parent education and outreach community resources. The community program. Duties also include commuwill be invited to celebrate with EVICS nity outreach, marketing, and team lead- staff and board at an Open House in ership. May. Watch for more details! The new Kelly holds a BS in Human Resources EVICS Family Resource Center is lofrom Arizona State University, and a cated at 1182 Graves Ave, Unit A. For Masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in Elementary Education more information, please visit: from Regis University. No stranger to or contact: Estes Park, Kelly and her family have or 970-586-3055.

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Sage Shumate 11th Grade Congratulations to Sage Shumate, the Student of the Week for March 22, 2019. At EPHS, Sage plays varsity soccer and volleyball. She is a member of the Student Council and is President of the Class of 2020. She is a Restorative Justice Peer Mentor and a SART Peer. She is a member of the Interact Club, Youth in Action and in the National Honor Society. She maintains a 4.18 weighted GPA and is second in her class and scored a 33 on her first ACT attempt. She has earned her varsity letters in soccer, academics

and volleyball. Sage shadowed a Colorado State Legislator at the State Capital on Legislative Day. Outside of school Sage likes to go hiking and exploring with her friends, watch horror movies at sleepovers, go skiing in Winter Park and watch â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Office.â&#x20AC;? Sageâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite quote is, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best todayâ&#x20AC;? by J. Jackson Brown Jr. She likes this quote because she says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;It embodies one of my core values: you must work hard for what you want in the future.â&#x20AC;? After high school Sage plans to attend a four year university and major in Criminology or a pre-law program before moving on to law school.

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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Kitty Genovese was brutally attacked in New York City as she returned to her apartment late one night. She screamed and shrieked as she fought for her life…her cries heard for thirty minutes…as she was beaten and abused. Thirty-eight people saw what was happening from their windows. No one came. No one called the police. One said, “I was tired, I went to bed.” Kitty died that night. Andrew Mormille’s experience was similar. Riding on the subway, the teenaged youth was quietly minding his own business when he was stabbed repeatedly by attackers. Eleven riders watched the stabbing, but none came to assist the young man. Even after the thugs had fled and the train had pulled out of the station, as he lay in a pool of his own blood, not one came to his side. Less dramatic, but equally shocking, was the ordeal of Eleanor Bradley. While shopping on Fifth Avenue in busy Manhattan, she tripped and broke her leg. Dazed, anguished and in shock, she cried out for help. Not for two minutes. Not for twenty minutes. But for forty minutes, as shoppers, business executives, students and merchants walked around her, stepping over her, completely ignoring her cries. After literally hundreds had passed by, a cab driver pulled over, hauled her into his taxi and took her to the hospital. As I’ve pondered those tragic stories in light of the things transpiring in the past few days, I am so pleased to see examples of attitudes that are so different from those described above. We’ve all been touched by events that have taken place during our recent historic storms. We’ve all appreciated the efforts of first-responders who have risked life and limb to help rescue people. Both my law-enforcement sons knew Cpl. Daniel Groves who died while assisting a stranded motorist during the storm. But not only did Cpl. Grooves rush to help, how about the anonymous woman who rushed in to minister to Cpl. Groves after he was injured until the ambulance arrived? How different from the ‘who-cares’ spirit of those described previously! Add to those the many ‘random acts of kindness’ of people who have assisted highway travelers and others stranded due to the failure of transportation systems, those who have helped ranchers save their animals, those who have helped the elderly (like my neighbors, Don and Norm, who…as they’ve done before…cleared my driveway, so that, in my words, “The old man won’t have a heart attack.”) Think of those who gathered things for the homeless, took people in, and generally showed the ‘Good Samaritan’ spirit. I encourage you to take a few moments to think…and thank…those you know who saw a need, got involved, and provided much needed help. But, what about us? Max Lucato, thinks that Christ sees many who claim to belong to Him, being like this: “Your lips know no prayer, your eyes no compassion. But you’ll go to church when churchgoings in fashion. Just give me a tear, a heart ready to mold and I’ll give you a mission, a message so bold, that a fire will be stirred where there was only death, and your heart will be flamed by My life and My breath.” May God help us be people who ‘are aware’, who ‘care’, who ‘are involved’. Each is vitally needed. He wants us to be that ‘Good Samaritan where we are. (Bob)

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Free Knitting Class At The Art Center

The Art Center of Estes Park would like to invite you to a free knitting class at the Art Center Thursday, March 28, 9:30-11:30 a.m. This class will be taught by Art Center artist Barb Richards. All of the supplies, including yarn and knitting needles will be provided free of charge. If you’d like to bring your own needles, please bring size 11 or larger. Renew, update and refresh your skills, and bring along anyone else who’d just like to come and knit with us. Beginners are encouraged to come and learn. No

registration necessary, just show up at the Art Center for the class. The Art Center of Estes Park is a nonprofit organization which provides a facility to support the work of local and regional artists, striving to promote exhibition, education, and excellence in the visual arts. Proceeds benefit the artist and contribute to the Art Center’s education and community outreach. For information on future presentations, exhibitions, a full listing of the 2019 classes, or to register for other classes, please call the Art Center at 970586-5882 or visit the gallery at the Art Center at 517 Big Thompson Avenue, in Middle Stanley Village, below Safeway and above Subway. Winter gallery hours are, open-10 a.m.5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays.

Final Presentation By Chuck Benson At The Art Center A significant era at the Art Center is coming to a close. After 25 years of spirited, informative and engaging presentations, Chuck Benson will be retiring from presenting at the Art Center. We would like to extend a special invitation for you to join us for Chuck Benson’s final presentation at the Art Center Saturday, March 23 at 7:00 p.m. This presentation, “Master Woodworkers…in both Architecture, Cabinetry, & Design…. ” will start with Greene & Greene of Pasadena California, and their uncanny ability to design houses that ended up being custom and masterful cabinetry on an architectural scale! From them, we will explore Master Woodworkers and Ceramics Designers of the United States such as Gustav Stickley, Ernest Batchelder, Artus Van Briggle, James Krenov, Sam Maloof, George Nakashima and a few more that will delight and surprise. Don’t miss

your last chance to be educated and entertained by this incredible art historian and speaker. Please plan to join us for this special presentation. The Art Center of Estes Park is a nonprofit organization which provides a facility to support the work of local and regional artists, striving to promote exhibition, education, and excellence in the visual arts. Proceeds benefit the artist and contribute to the Art Center’s education and community outreach. The Art Center is located at 517 Big Thompson Avenue, in Middle Stanley Village, below Safeway and above Subway. For more information, please call the Art Center at 970-586-5882. Visit our website at Winter gallery hours are Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m. The gallery is closed Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday through midMay.

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Margaret Jensen Painting Workshop


“Morning at the Ranch” 11 x 14 oil.

Nationally recognized, award winning Estes Park artist Margaret Jensen will be teaching a three day painting workshop on April 23, 24, 25 2019. It will be held at the American Legion building in Estes Park. The times are 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily. The cost is $250. “A three day workshop is a wonderful way for painters to get together to refine our skills and share in the enthusiasm of creating. We all have a great time” says Margaret. Margaret participated in many Plein Air and gallery exhibits this past year. She was the featured artist at Earthwood Collections Gallery in August and was selected to be included in the Plein Air Artists Colorado National Exhibit at Studio 8369, Grand Lake, CO. The exhibit

will run June 1 through June 28. From May through September, Margaret along with artists from the region, paints Plein Air, outside on location. These paintings also serve as inspiration for her studio pieces. During the workshop Margaret will be demonstrating her painting techniques and will concentrate on teaching the elements that are important in a good painting. The class is limited to 10 artists so everyone will receive ample personal attention. Her paintings can be viewed at Earthwood Collection Gallery, Estes Park; Mary Williams Fine Arts, Boulder; and her web site For questions and registration call Margaret at 970-586-4816.

You’re Invited to learn about and join us in the startup of the Estes Park Chamber of Commerce! Thursday, APRIL 11, 2019

5:00PM – 6:00PM Social/Networking 6:00PM – 7:00PM Program Ridgeline Hotel – Timberline Room This is a FREE event. There will be hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Presented by the Estes Park Chamber of Commerce Task Force

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Upper Thompson Sanitation District To Perform Sanitary Sewer River Crossing Repairs Emphasizing critical infrastructure improvements and continued hazard mitigation, the Upper Thompson Sanitation District (UTSD) is preparing to perform a multi-site sanitary sewer river crossing project within major river basins throughout the Estes Valley. Construction will begin this week and the work will replace six aged high priority sanitary sewer river crossings with new, concrete-reinforced crossings. Three repair sites are located in and along the Fall River drainage with two sewer crossings adjacent to Fish Hatchery Road, and one sewer crossing near Pine Haven resort. Two river crossing

repair sites in the Big Thompson River drainage include a 24-inch sewer main, located near the Estes Park Visitor Center, and another repair site in the Lower Broadview area. The final stream crossing repair site is situated within the Scott Ponds open space in Carriage Hills, just north of Lakeshore Drive. Chris Bieker, UTSD District Manager, notes, “The District maintains and operates over 60 sanitary sewer river crossings throughout the Estes Valley, many of which are over 40 years old. Of the 95plus miles of sewer main in the UTSD

collection system, over 10,000 feet are river crossings – a substantial amount, considering the small size of our District. Comprehensive and proactive maintenance and inspection are ever-critical components of UTSD’s daily operations to ensure quality and safe function of our collection system, especially the river crossings.” According to Bieker, “A typical sanitary sewer river crossing consists of epoxy-lined UTSD sewer main crossing the Big Thompson River ductile iron pipe, encased in at the Estes Park Visitor Center showing degraded and rebar-reinforced concrete compromised encasement. from manhole to manhole, that crosses a creek or river at or under the stream bed. Rip-rap (rock) is also placed around the encased pipe and stream banks for added resiliency.” Many of the existing river crossings in the UTSD collection system are original installations from the 1970s and do not meet current District rules and regulations. “These older crossings often consist of mortar-lined ductile pipe that breaks down in the presence of certain sewer gasses. Our inspection efforts have certainly shown this to be the case within the collection system,” said Bieker.

Fall River flowing beneath damaged concrete encased Upper Thompson Sanitation District sewer main.

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

In the flood of 2013, the District suffered catastrophic losses to several miles of sanitary sewer collection system. Though the six sites in the UTSD river crossing project were not destroyed, enough damage, erosion, and exposure occurred to justify a high-risk allocation and a plan for rehabilitative work was developed. According to Bieker, “Both Federal and State funding agencies acknowledge the river crossing sites as hazards requiring mitigation to protect the health of both the public and pristine environment of the Estes Valley. Those agencies have collectively awarded grants to the project.” The District expects minimal traffic impacts around the river crossing sites, though there may be temporary roadway lane shifts or detours during installation of some sewer bypass pumping systems. Pedestrians can expect temporary public trail detours or closures near the Fall River, Scott Ponds, and Estes Park Visitor Center sites. “UTSD is looking forward to the completion of this crucial project, one in a long line of vital future improvements,” said Bieker. “The District sincerely appreciates our customer’s patience, and the entire Estes Park community for their continued support as we undertake these infrastructure rehabilitation activities.” More information may be found at the District’s website at, or by contacting Chris Bieker at 970-586-4544 or

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Your Last Chance To See The Last Melodrama

By: Doug Fox

This coming weekend is the last chance anyone has to see the last melodrama to be staged by Back Pew Creations. "The Great Estes Park Growth Spurt or What Do We Want to Be When We Grow Up?” will be performed Friday, March 22nd and Saturday, March 23rd at 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday, March 24th at 3:00 p.m. "The Sunday show is almost sold out," says Back Pew Co-Chair Ginger Wilkinson. Ticket sales for the other performances have been "very respectable," she

says, considering the bad weather that closed the church for two days. "The snow is melting off, the parking lot is clear, and the show goes on," says Wilkinson. Tickets are $10 for adults in advance and $12 at the door. Children 12 and under get in for $5. Tickets are on sale at Macdonald Book Shop downtown, at the church office, or at the door. This show is the seventh one written by Rich Mitchell, but it's his last as a playwright. "There are no plans for any additional plays. I just don't have the energy," explains Mitchell. "I think people who

haven't done it before are surprised at how much work it takes, and work behind the scenes. It's a ridiculous amount of work for a very large group of dedicated volunteers." The cast has been rehearsing three nights a week for two and a half months. The main characters in the play are a cheating gambler and a fortune teller who want to turn Estes Park into another Central City versus town leaders who want to keep Estes Park as a Mecca for tourism. Mitchell's script is littered with puns and plays-on-words that will keep the audience in stitches throughout. It's that mixture of fact, fiction, and fractured historical events that has made the melodrama so successful over the last seven years in particular. "If you talk to people in the community and ask them what the church does, the melodrama would be one of the first things to come up," says Wilkinson. She A chance encounter in the Deep South and husband Ivan have been involved triggers a journey to find the ever since Back Pew Creations was truth...One person finding it on a single formed as a church committee in 2005 as street corner keeping vigilant watch a fund raising vehicle for the church's loover a monument to civil rights, while cal mission projects. another’s path winds through the con"Ivan and I have done this all these fusing thicket of race relations in conyears and it never loses its charm for me, temporary America. Share in this and part of that is you see these people unique and original solo performance come together, the new ones, the veterwhere one woman searches for insight ans and they're on equal ground. They in another woman’s fight for justice. Ussupport each other and laugh together." ing both humor and satire, The ConvicLike family? "Yes, like family." They've tion of Lady Lorraine will leave you inalso raised a lot of money. "Including spired, reflecting on your own this year, we're saying we should be over ‘conviction’. $60,000 raised." All of the proceeds go to The Stanley will host two shows for the local charities. "I counted up about ten public on Sunday, April 28th at 2:00 p.m. that we have given money to over the and 6:30 p.m., years." The beneficiaries this year are To watch a promotional video, click Lifelong Learning of Estes Valley, Crosshere roads Ministry, and Estes Park Crisis

“The Conviction Of Lady Lorraine” At The Historic Stanley Hotel “Sitting and waiting for something to happen, for something to change…”. The Stanley Hotel and Stanley Live and thrilled to welcome Dwandra Nickole Lampkin in The Conviction of Lady Lorraine.

This one women show is a poignant story based on one woman’s search for insight found in another woman’s fight for justice. The Lorraine Motel is the motel the Martin Luther King Jr was at when he was shot. Explore a story that combines humor and history to tell a story about our country.

Advocates. 'It's been one of the most rewarding things we do," says Wilkinson. But all good things eventually come to an end. "Yes, we're done. I love doing it, but I think we're done." Along the way the melodrama has touched a lot of lives. Wilkinson estimates this year's production alone involves at least 40 people besides the 13 cast members. That includes stage hands, program preparers, publicity, olio performers, and others who volunteer their time and talent to stage the show. If you factor in an average of a hundred people in the audience for each of the five performances, that's 500 people in just one year. Some of the earlier melodramas didn't draw that many people but if you estimate an average of about 200 people a year who saw the play, that means somewhere around 2,800 people have been touched by the melodrama. Not bad for a little church committee of committed volunteers. "It really is (the end of an era)," says Wilkinson. "We know it's an end and we know it's time for it to be, but we're still having a ball. We're just having the best time." Call the church office or stop by Macdonald Book Shop and get one of the last tickets to the last melodrama today!

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Fluffball & Georgie Are Looking For Wonderful, New, Forever Homes!

Fluffball is an eight year old tortie cat who is loving and friendly. She is good with cats, dogs and older kids. Georgie is about two years old. He is friendly and outgoing. He is good with kids and other cats. Both Fluffball and Georgie are currently living at the Estes Park Pet Lodge at the Animal Medical Center on Manford Avenue stop down to meet either of them or call 586-9282 for more information. 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 Fluffball


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.

Attention Children & Youth: Wildlife Photography Contest MISSION: New Earth, an Estes Valley non-profit organization, is sponsoring a wildlife photography contest for children and youth that includes three age categories; 5-8, 9-12, and 13-17. Up to three (3) images may be entered at no cost to the participant; and, photographs may be made with any type of camera. All wildlife species qualify for entry – birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, invertebrates, fish, insects, etc. Prizes for first, second and third place winners in each category, along with Best of Show will be awarded the evening of April 6, 2019, during Celebrating Our Wild Brothers & Sisters-A Wildlife Gala at the Estes Park High School in Estes Park Colorado. Certificates of Merit will be presented to all participants. Entry is open now but it closes March 24, 2019. Get busy and submit your entry as soon as possible. The link below

will provide contest details, including where to submit those photographs. photography-contest-for-children-youth-3 The purpose of this contest is to provide opportunities for children and youth to connect with, and develop meaningful relationships with wildlife. As the children and youth mature, the seeds planted while they’re in the presence of our wild brothers and sisters will grow, as will a love for all animals. People will not abuse and destroy the things they love. Some will become professionals protecting our wild brothers and sisters on the front lines, while others will become actively involved in sharing our message around the world, thereby creating a new earth where it will no longer be necessary to protect our wild brothers and sisters. “Experiencing a wild animal's inner spirt as you look into their eyes through a camera viewfinder is a great way of connecting with our wild brothers and sisters.” Weldon Lee

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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 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

Recall Is A Distraction Dear Estes Park, One thing that stands out in the latest recall petition to get rid of elected officials in the Town of Estes Park is how many county residents are behind the recall. These are people can’t vote for Estes Park Trustees, and yet, they are trying to influence town business and overturn an election they didn’t vote in. We also live in the county, however, we support Mayor Todd Jirsa and Trustee Cody Walker. Nowhere else in the state of Colorado are the lines so fuzzy between town and county. The reason for this is the nonsensical Estes Valley Planning Committee. Nineteen years ago, the EVPC basically expanded the boundaries of Estes Park into the county. However, this does not extend to voting privileges, just more oversight. A lot of people who want to recall Mayor Todd Jirsa and Trustee Cody Walker are against a county project (the Mountain Coaster). They have railed

against the town of Estes Park on this project from the beginning, even though the town Trustees have nothing to do with it. The recall effort and fight against a county project has been a misguided effort from the beginning, interrupting town meetings and delaying town business when these complaints should have gone to the county commissioners. We live in the county and support both Todd and Cody, even though we can’t vote for them. With the reasons for the recall being all conjecture, and nothing backing them up, we wish the Town Trustees could get back to doing town business and not the distraction of this senseless recall. Sincerely, Michelle Hurni Rich Chiappe Deyn Johnson Anne Nichting Marianne Casey

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Thank You, Estes Park On Saturday, March 16 Estes Park Boy Scout Units conducted a “Scouting for Food” collection at the Estes Park Safeway to benefit the Crossroads Ministry Food Bank. Through the generosity of the Estes community, the Scouts collected 1,640 pounds of food and $400 in cash for the Crossroads Food Bank’s Easter distribution. Crossroads Ministry estimated the total value at $3,237. Thank you to everyone in our community who helped our neighbors by supporting the “Scouting for Food” drive. You are very special. Crossroads Ministry may be contacted at: 970-5770610 or via their website: for food or for additional donations.

Neighbors In Need Challenge

It’s My Privilege. Climbing, hiking, skiing, snowshoeing—there’s an awfully long list of reasons Dr. Florence does his job so well. After all, active pursuits are a way of life up here. So, you need shorter wait times for surgery, a full-time surgeon with accreditation in sports medicine, and a full range of orthopedic services, including total joint replacement. Good thing we have Estes Park Health and people like Dr. Florence to help you go the distance.

Dr. Aaron Florence, DO Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine

Estes Park Medical Center is now Estes Park Health. New name, same independence that puts our community first.

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There are some in Estes Park and around the world that feel “it is easier to keep those who are poor at a distance; after all, are there not charities to care for them? ” I read this line in an article recently and it made me wonder how many people intentionally stay away from the less fortunate, because they think it’s someone else’s responsibility to care for them. In response to this, Pope Francis asked, “Am I ashamed of the flesh of my brother? When I give alms, do I let the coins fall without touching his hand? ” I trust all of us have opportunity to give financially to assist our neighbors in need, but I also hope you make it a point to reach out and touch those who you’re helping. Expressing our love for others is shown in many ways and I encourage you to take advantage of every opportunity you have to shake a hand, give a hug, carry a load, or place something of value in the hand of the person who was created in the same way you were. You’re connected at a much deeper level than you may think and this was God’s design from the very beginning. Let’s reach out and touch someone! Beginning in April through the month of May you can double your giving through Crossroads! A donor has offered to match dollar-for-dollar any money given during these two months up to $50,000. Our goal is to raise $100,000 to feed hungry children in our town and keep the heat on for those families struggling to pay their bills. Send in a few dollars today! Mail it to P.O. Box 3616, Estes Park, CO 80517, or donate securely online at www. Thank you!

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Log HoMe, 5 acres with attached garage, workshop, storage building and RV pad. 3 Bed/2.5 Bath home custom built by owner. Great mountain & meadow views from both large decks. Fenced yard. Exceptional location. $739,000 87 Big John Rd

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raNCH MeaDows CoNDo tastefully updated throughout. Beautiful kitchen cabinets, custom mural back splash, new counters & stainless appliances. 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath condo with great views. Don't miss this! $405,000 1360 Raven Circle H

wHy buy a 2ND HoMe you’ll use only a few weeks a year? There is a variety of flexible timeshares at Rams Horn Resort. Awarded Gold Crown Distinction so you’ll always have a wonderful experience on your Rocky Mountain getaway to Estes Park. Starting at $3000.

Lakeview furNisHeD CoNDo at Marys Lake Lodge in a premier location. Upper level w/ no steps. Vaulted ceiling, hardwood flrs, FP & 2 tile baths. Views of the Mummy Range, Marys Lake & Prospect Mountain. Used as vacation, income property, it has strong rental history.

exquisiTe CeDar HoMe in tranquil Thunder Mountain. Great room with stone fireplace, breathtaking mountain views, open floor plan & gourmet kitchen all custom designed. Main floor master w/ spa-like bath, 3 upper level bedrooms & so much more.

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beauTifuL 2 beDrM, 2 baTH HoMe in The Retreat. Great room w/wood stove, floor to ceiling windows and easy flow to kitchen & dining. Spacious game room for entertaining, plus panoramic views from the wraparound deck, hot tub & fire pit. $799,000 615 Elkridge Dr.

sTuNNiNg, Wide-Open 360 degree VIEWS on 2 acres. Westover built 3bedrm/3.5 baths + 400 sq ft bonus room. Custom touches throughout: in-floor heat, wood/slate floors, gourmet kitchen, stone LR fireplace, oversized garage. $1,150,000 1717 Ptarmigan Trail


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Coolest Car Show: Seeking Volunteers For July 4 The Fourth of July in Estes Park will once again serve as the dazzling backdrop to shiny chrome, tail fins, polished fenders, and Americana-themed nostalgia. The 21st Annual Coolest Car Show takes place on Thursday, July 4th from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Estes Park Event Center, located at Stanley Fairgrounds. The event is once again a fundraiser for

the Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation. The Friends are seeking volunteers to help with a variety of roles that day. Volunteers can choose their area of interest, generally working a two-hour shift. Volunteers are being recruited to to greet and assist car registrants, to welcome attendees and take tickets, to assist with activities in the children’s area, and much more.

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To find out more about volunteering, or for more information about the Car Show, contact Friends Administrative Assistant Elaine Hunt-Downey at, or call Elaine directly at 970-481-5242. The Estes Park Museum Friends &

Foundation, Inc., is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit dedicated to supporting the Museum through fundraising, publications, volunteerism, special projects and events. More information on the organization is available by visiting 1200 Graves Avenue • 970-586-5324

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Broker CRS, GRI, CDPE, ABR, SRES, QSC, CLHMS $695,000 • 3 Bed, 3 Bath, 2400 sq ft • Open Floor Plan, Vaulted Ceilings • 2 Acres, Easy Year Round Access

Call Kirk or Peggy $849,000 • 4 Bed, 4 Bath, 5399 sq ft • Main Level Living, Amazing Views • Tons of Storage, Walking Distance to Town

Call Kirk or Peggy $895,000 • 4 Bed, 4 Bath, 4284 sq ft • Gourmet Kitchen, Spacious Home • 2 Workshops, Borders MacGregor Ranch

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2222 Highway 66 #12 $512,000 • Beautiful Victorian condo in wooded nook • Spacious 3 Bed, 3 Bath, 2154 SQ FT • Just steps to Big Thompson river & 2 miles from RMNP

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108 Longs Peak Rd. $2,600,000 • White Eagle Ranch located on 25 acres • 7,260 sq. ft. ranch home with Guest cabin • 6 bed 7 bath

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• 2 bedroom,2 bath, 1,666 sq ft • Great Longs Peak Views from Living room and Deck

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1421 Sunny Mead Lane $1,175,000 • Rare Lg Home Rental Permit for 16 Guests! • 7 Bed, 5 Bath, 5,590 sq. ft. • Mtn. Views, Outdoor Living w/ Deck, Stone Fire Pit • Income Property or Luxurious New Home!

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1760 Olympian Lane $539,000 • Rare RM Zoning • Great views • Build up to 12 units

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Donation To Housing Authority Estes Valley Workforce Housing Assistance Down Payment Assistance Loan Program was awarded $4,000 today from the Estes Valley Board of REALTORS®.

vide first time homebuyers the opportunity to purchase in the Estes Valley. The loans are up to $10,500 at a staggeringly low 2% interest rate. The qualifications


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970-586-2345 ANGE EALTY, LTD. 300 E. Elkhorn Avenue, Estes Park The Oldest Real Estate Company In Estes Park 57 COUNTY ROAD 113 S, ALLENSPARK

Just a little cabin with a big Mt. Meeker view and a lot that is heavily treed with Aspen and sees lots of wildlife! Located at the base of the mountain and backing up to Rocky Mountain National Park, you can start your hiking adventures right out the back door. This cabin is summer only; the property has an outhouse and will need a vault. The water is from Mt. Meeker Lodge.



Pictured from left to right: Abbey Pontius (current President), Naomi Hawf (Executive Director, EPHA), Julia Daley (Past President).

Funds for this generous donation were acquired through fundraising in association with the Fall Back Beer Fest. The EVBOR has worked with this event the last two years and earmarked any proceeds for this down payment assistance program. The Down Payment Assistance Program originated with the EVBOR and soon partnered with the Estes Valley Housing Authority to be the administration of the funds, applications, payments and final pay-offs. This has been a successful program and continues to pro-

for this program are based on household income between 81% and 150% of the Area Median Income for Larimer County at the time of application. At least one adult/borrower must be employed within the Park R-3 School District boundaries, and the home must be located in the same. These homes can not be used for rentals, long term or vacation, primary residences only will be considered. This is an amazing opportunity for the local workforce to acquire permanent and affordable housing, staying in and growing the community.

Flat vacant lot with wonderful views of the foothills and great firework views for the 4th of July! Easy 15 minute walk to downtown Estes Park and it even already has a shed. Ready for you to build your mountain home! Water tap, sewer tap, and natural gas available!


2073 US HIGHWAY 34 This .08 acre lot near Drake is perfect for a small cabin with a river view just across the highway. The location will also allow campers or RV's to stay for up to 180 days! Think of the possibilities.


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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 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 970-5779348 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 youth mentoring. This is a year round sponsorship opportunity that is tied to our mission. Community support and corporate

Build Your Dream Home 6 lots available in Grey Fox Estates a quality subdivision. Secluded and wooded lots with a view. Building envelope for increased privacy. Covenants to ensure quality construction of primary residence & guest house. All utilities in the area. Lots range from $149,000-$195,000. Lots located on Grey Fox Drive and Green Pine Court.

Beautifully Renovated Home 4 bedrooms in the main portion and a "maid's quarters" giving an additional bedroom and bath. A vacation rental in the A-1 zoning this popular location has been a great getaway when seeking a true rustic cabin feel. Complete with great views from the sun room, dining room and patio this property provides lots of variety for the owner and a good opportunity for those interested in vacation rental location. Most furnishing can be purchased separately. $599,900. Eric Blackhurst

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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

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T Tastefully updated 3 bedroom, 2 bath Ranch Meadow condo. Wake up to R mountain views from main floor master m suite, relax under vaulted ceilings in the su living room & enjoy easy entertaining liv i iv with an open floor plan. Beautiful kitchen cabinets, tile mural backsplash & stainless appliances plus washer & dryer included. Don’t miss it! $405,000 Text 874884 to 970-237-4137

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Crossroads Fundraising Concert With Cowboy Brad April 7th Crossroads Ministry of Estes Park is “Making Connections and Restoring Hope!” Executive Director, Brian Schaffer shared the stark reality of how living in our town is a challenge, but not impossible when neighbors step up to help those in need. Schaffer said, “We had an elderly neighbor come to us who was under a heavy load of stress due to the fact she is confined to living on a fixed income each month. An unexpected medical issue came up that she couldn’t afford without taking money from her envelope for rent and there wasn’t any extra money in savings to pull from either. She had a tough decision to make because she desperately needed to seek medical attention for her condition, but if she pursued this there wouldn’t be enough money left to pay her rent. Her options were: to be sick in housing or to face eviction with good health. While meeting with our case manager she was

reassured that there was a solution for her situation. Together we were able to make arrangements for her to get groceries from our food pantry as well as a voucher to cover her housing expense for a month. She came to Crossroads with little hope of things getting better and left with a sense of restored hope in a community that cares about the things that are going on in her life.” Crossroads Ministry has always been known for helping neighbors in need and it’s made possible through generous people who give of their time, talent, and treasures to make it happen. We are sponsoring this concert with Cowboy Brad to kick-off our Neighbors in Need Challenge to raise $50,000 that will be matched dollar-for-dollar by one of our generous donors. The concert is free, but there will be donation containers at the doors for whatever you'd like to contribute to our cause.


1070 Crestview Court #6 Look no further for your vacation home or shortterm rental property. 3-bedroom, 4 baths. 2100sq.ft. condominium that backs to National Park with great wildlife viewing and panoramic mountain views. Great room and master bedroom suite with stone fireplaces and decks. Attached garage, sold furnished with vacation rental permit. $429,900


335 Saddleback Lane You will not find a nicer, custom home with these features! 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, 3900 sq.ft. with 2- attached heated garages for 6 cars, Great room with fireplace, wood and tile floors, granite counters, master suite plus 2nd bedroom suite, office, plus family room with bar area. 2. 4 acres $924,500

Open House, Saturday, March 23 12–3pm

WELCOME HOME to this one of a kind, river front, Estes Park charmer located at the base of beautiful Deer Mountain and walking distance to Rocky Mountain National Park! The possibilities are endless with this versatile floor plan which include an additional dwelling unit with it's own parking and entrance. Recently upgraded finishes include granite counter tops, tile flooring, and pine plank ceilings. A true gem!

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Happy First Birthday Yazlynn Marquez What a precious bundle of joy you are, cute from head to toe. You melt our hearts with your sweetness, everywhere you go. You're a very special gift, descended from Heaven above. You are the most perfect little angel sister, Dad and I could ever have. You were sent for us to love! With all our love and best wishes for your very 1st birthday my baby girl Yazlynn Marquez, we love you! Sister, Dad and Mom and pet Chuchin

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US Trail Running Conference Announces Discount To Celebrate Women’s History Month Women can save 25% on Conference registration until March 31 Active at Altitude, organizers of the 2019 US Trail Running Conference has announced a discount for women trail race directors and trail runners that register during the month of March. This discount offer is timed to coincide with Women’s History Month, a month-long celebration of women’s role in society since 1988. The 2019 Women’s History

represented at trail races. Currently around 40% of trail runners at races are women, compared to around 60% at road races. The discount is expected to attract women runners that may be interested in finding out about trail running, or women race directors to enable them to grow their own race participation and diversity. Event Director Terry Chiplin comments: “We are very excited to an-

Month theme is “Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence.” The seventh annual US Trail Running Conference will be held October 9-12, 2019, at the historic Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado. The event is presented by Race Roster, the fastest growing endurance registration website in North America, and is also held in partnership with the American Trail Running 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 second segment takes place on Saturday, October 12, and focuses on trail runners. The US Trail Running Conference recently announced their theme for the 2019 event as: “Diversity and Inclusion, Trail Running for Everyone.” This discount offer is the first of a series of positive moves by Conference organizers to send a welcoming and encouraging message to groups that are currently under

nounce the first in a series of discount offers designed to welcome race directors and trail runners from groups that are currently under represented in trail races. With March being Women’s History Month, the co-ordination of this discount makes for perfect timing. We expect that many women race directors and trail runners will be attracted by this discount, and look forward to increasing participation numbers for women at this year’s event as a result.” Conference registration is open and includes options for race director days as well as trail runner day. Women registering for race director or trail runner options should use the discount code 2019WOMENSHISTORY25 to benefit from the 25% discount offer. See more at For additional details contact Event Director, Terry Chiplin,, or 303-3049159.

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Impeccably cared for end unit 2 bed condo with amazing continental divide views! Watch the elk from your back deck! Curl up in front of the cozy fireplace or take a walk to Lake Estes. Only 1 mile to downtown. Open floor plan inc tiled kitchen, spacious great room w/ vaulted ceilings, fireplace & deck access. Master w/ walk-in closet & fenced patio. Bath has new walk in shower. Lots of storage. Laundry conveniently located between the 2 bedrooms. Excellent second home or starter condo just $305,000. 514 Grand Estates Dr B5

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Things To Do With Estes Valley Recreation And Park District All programs are at the Estes Valley Community Center unless otherwise noted. This list only covers a small portion of the wide variety of EVRPD programming. For a complete list of classes, programs, events and activities, visit DANCE 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 Line Dance Party taken together. TRAVEL New Belgium Brewing and Old Town Fort Collins Wednesday, April 17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (ages 21+) $25 includes ticket to New Belgium brewing, round-trip transportation, and parking; advanced registration required. Discover the Italian Vistas International Trip Monday, September 30-Sunday, October 13 $500 deposit due March 25; balance of $4,699/$5,699 (depending on occupancy) due

August 1; advanced registration required. HEALTH AND WELLNESS What’s Your Plan? Part 2 Friday, April 12, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. (ages 18+) Free; advanced registration required. 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 22.

Junior Bobcat Volleyball Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 2-May 16 (3rd to 6th grades) $40 per player; register by March 22. Adult Volleyball Mondays, April 1-May 20 (ages 16+) $200 per team, $25 per free agent; register by March 27. SNAG Golf for Kids Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, April 15-26; 3:30-4:30 p.m. (ages 7-12) $40 per child; register by April 10. 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. SOCIAL ACTIVITIES Palette Pals Open Art Studio Mondays, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (ages 18+) Free and open to the public; drop-in. Rocky Rollers Wii Bowling Mondays, 10 a.m. (ages 18+) Free and open to the public; drop-in. 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 Lloyd 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 22-April 12, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Lake Estes 9-Hole Golf Course; tee times not required. AQUATICS Become a Lifeguard Tuesday, March 26-Thursday, March 28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (ages 15+) $135 (waived if offered a lifeguard job with EVRPD); advanced registration required.

Swim Lessons Wednesdays, April 3-May 1, Preschool: 5:45-6:15 p.m., School-age: 6:20-6:50 p.m. $30 per session; advanced registration required. Dive into Diving Saturdays, April 13-May 4, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Last session! $54 for the series; advanced registration required. Spring Break Pool Hours The lap and leisure pools at the Estes Valley Community Center will be on a modified schedule during the week of March 25 to April 1 for spring break. Please visit for more info. REGISTRATION To register for these programs or for more information about the new recreation center, visit or call 970586-8191. You can also register in person by visiting the recreation center at 660 Community Drive.

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Robert Wood Johnson Ranks Larimer County At 7th Healthiest In Colorado Larimer County ranks 7th healthiest in Colorado, according to the annual County Health Rankings, released today by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI). The Rankings are available at An easy-to-use snapshot that compares counties within states, the Rankings show that where you live influences how well and how long you live. Housing is part of the foundation for living long and well. High housing costs can force some families to live in unsafe or overcrowded housing or even into homelessness. This year’s rankings show stark differences across and within counties in the opportunity to afford a home, especially for those with low incomes and people of color. This year’s analyses show that a lack of opportunity for a safe, secure, and affordable home is tied to poor health. These rankings highlight areas that Larimer County is doing well in, including our low teen pregnancy rate, which has been dropping since the Long-Acting Reversable Contraception initiative began years ago. Larimer County also has low uninsured rates, with many local programs that help residents find insurance options available to them. These rankings also help us identify areas that need improvement in our community, and many of the areas identified are focus areas that the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment (LCDHE) is actively working on. One area identified is the increasing rate of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) in the county. This rise in infections is being seen across Colorado, and many

local health departments are working to increase access to testing and treatment. In response to these increasing infections, all LCDHE locations will be offering free STI testing for the month of April. Obesity is identified as an area of concern in our community. Physical activity, especially access to safe places to be active, is also an area LCDHE focuses on through our Built Environment program. This program works with cities and municipalities to keep health, access to safe parks and healthy food, and safe infrastructure in mind when planning and making decisions that impact residents of our community. While smoking rates across Colorado have continued to decline in recent years, vaping has brought new concerns to our community. Our youth are vaping at a higher rate than most of the state, with electronic vape product use on the rise at an alarming rate of 32%. Our tobacco prevention program works with schools and local partners to educate parents and students about the risks of nicotine products in the many new forms they are available in. Work to improve air quality in Larimer County continues, primarily by inspecting permitted sources, investigating dust complaints as well as issuing open burn permits. In partnership with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, air quality advisories are shared locally so our community knows when air quality concerns exist. More information about the health of Larimer County is available on our website at

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What’s Happening At The Estes Valley Library 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 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 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. FRIENDS & FOUNDATION Preview Sales at the Bookstore

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restocked every Sunday after closing). Memberships may be purchased at the door. Used Bookstore Ribbon-Cutting Celebration 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 entire community is invited to join the festivities on April 9. MAKERSPACE Open Sewing Lab Tuesday, April 2, drop-in hours: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This session is especially for beginners or those returning to sewing after a long time away. Sew, socialize, and get support (emotional and practical). Bring projects you’ve been afraid to tackle. Register at WORKSHOPS Ukulele for Beginners Thursday, April 4, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Hondius Room Join Estes Park Elementary School instructor Jenna Williams to learn the ins and outs of this small but mighty stringed instrument. We’ll learn chords for many songs. No experience necessary, and ukuleles are provided during class. Register at Scrapbooking for Beginners Wednesday, April 10, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Makerspace-offered again Thursday, April 18, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Local scrapbooking expert Amy Reichert shows the ins and outs of scrapbooking for beginners. The library will supply the tools, paper, and embellishments. Bring a few photographs for practice. Register at 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 KIDS Young Chautauqua History Performances Fridays, March 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. 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. 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 Citizenship Exam Preparation Tuesday, March 26, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Wasson Room Weekly classes continue for those seeking to complete the necessary forms and pass the U. S. Citizenship Exam. Participants are invited to this supportive class, whether or not they are currently ready to apply. Class materials are provided. No advance registration is necessary.

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Bilingual Storytimes Cuentos Bilingües Since 2017, the Estes Valley Library has hosted a bilingual storytime, which takes the form of a program called “Once Upon a Cuento." To reach out to more local families, this season’s programs are being hosted at the Estes Valley Community Center (EVCC). The next program is on Wednesday, March 27 from 3:30 to 4 p.m. at the Cubz Den at EVCC. Children ages birth through six and their parents and caregivers can participate in English and Spanish learning activities, with books, puppets, props, music and movement. No advance sign up is necessary. The program is free, and a membership pass to EVCC is not required. For more information, visit ___________ Desde 2017, la Bibliotecta del Estes Valley ha ofrecido una hora de cuentos bilingües, que se llama “Once Upon a

Cuento”. Para incluir a más familias locales, los programas de este estación se alojan en el Estes Valley Community Center (EVCC). El próximo programa tendrá lugar en el miercoles, el 27 del marzo, desde las 3:30 a las 4 de la tarde en el Cubz Den en EVCC. Los niños hasta los 6 años de edad, y sus padres o familiares, pueden participar juntos en actividades de aprendizaje de Inglés y Español con libros, marionetas, música, y movimiento. Ningun registro no es necesario. El programa es gratis, y no se requiere una membresía del EVCC. Para mas información, visita

Young Chautauqua Continues: Combining Research And Performance

The public is invited to attend live performances by students in the Young Chautauqua program. Building on their own personal research, costumed performers will present a first-person monologue in character. This weekend, students will be performing at the Fireplace Corner at the Estes Valley Library on Friday, March 22 at 7 p.m. No advance registration is required. Since last November, dozens of stu-

dents have been studying figures from history that they have chosen to research. For their performances, each participant will appear in character to delivery a monologue about their life. Afterward, they will take questions from the audience in character, then step out of character to take questions from their perspective as the performer. Katherine Dumont from Estes Park Schools has again been mentoring students in the process. This program is possible through the Library Friends &

Foundation, and specifically through a memorial fund from longtime Estes Park resident and Young Chautauqua enthusiast, the late Katie Speer. Here is the roster for this weekend’s performance, with ages of the students: Friday, March 22: Zach Pita, age 11, as Carl Sagan Chloe Coop, age 13, as Georgia O’Keefe Jack Klipstein, age, 13, as Victor Lustig Conner Florence, age 13, as Ulysses S. Grant

Naomi McDonald, age 13, as Judy Garland Kaylie Wallace, age 13, as Marie Curie Lela Fortini, age 8, as Juliette Gordon Lowe Watch for more details and a roster of the final performance night, happening on Friday April 5. Visit for more information.

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Not All Plastics Are Bad By: Judi Smith

Let’s start with the obvious: For anyone who has replaced corroded water pipes, plastic has definite advantages. Yes, they are polyvinyl chloride (PVC) but they are better and healthier than the alternative. No, they do not contain the plasticizers resident in flexible PVC “vinyl.” And, while we are on the subject, I extended my research, discovering that not all plasticizers are phthalates, some are phosphates. A plasticizer is a substance added to plastic to make it flexible (a substitute for cloth) rather than a nonplasticized, rigid plastic (a substitute for wood, metal, or glass). Wood is organic and has a limited time-frame, especially if exposed to wind, weather, or water. Glass is breakable. Plastic can be transparent; metal is not, plus added complications of rust and corrosion over time. Not all “vinyl” is flexible polyvinyl chloride, which may or may not be carcinogenic. That particular compound being the first, established the word “Vinyl”, which then became generic. Water-resistant cloth today, can even be canvas or polyester with an acrylic polymer coating, such as giclee. Still plastic; no chloride. Opening my eyes this morning and really looking around: my clock radio is plastic. my eyeglasses are far lighter weight than the glass version. Add to that my toothbrush, my FitBit, my telephones (both landline and cell), medication bottles, and the pill caddies I fill each week. We converted the kitchen dishes from melamine years ago, and beverages taste better in real glass so, with the exception of refrigerator storage (reusable), colanders, and handles (pots and pans), the kitchen is relatively, plastic free. But my office! My desk is metal, but the side tables are Formica (web backed acrylic) and I am not likely to give them up. Coatings on filing baskets, coverings on three-ring notebooks, older file carts (new ones are metal) and all computerized equipment, my essential clear rulers, and the little plastic tabs on the hanging folders. All over the house are plastic LED bulbs. That is not every-

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thing, but you get the picture. Under certain circumstances, there is a reason for plastic, done right. Plastic is very much a part of our lives and extremely difficult to eliminate. Try this yourself. Look around you. A lot of plastic is specifically designed for one-time use. This is the bad stuff. Most comes marked with a triangle and a number, telling recyclers the resin used, NOT guaranteeing recyclability. Not all plastic is recyclable! Even if it has a number! During the years we, in the U. S., were shipping our trash to China, we got complacent. We pretended filling their landfill was a form of recycling. We can only recycle what someone will buy. In Estes, “recyclable” plastics (#1, #2, #4, and #5” that are shaped like bottles, jars, jugs, tubs, and clam-shells) are recycled. “Non recyclable numbered plastics” (#3, #6, and #7, including compostable PLA), are accepted, but landfilled. Never ) buy plastic imprinted with these numbers. What can we do? Pay attention. Be selective. Given a choice, skip the plastic. When purchasing, minimize NEW plastic created in our world. Learn to use the reusable. Shopping for recycled (i. e. used) reduces the petroleum devoted to creating new plastic, and prevents energy waste and air pollution. If you buy plastic, buy it for keeps! The League of Women Voters of Estes Park will host a Recycling Update (6 p.m. March 28 at Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies) with County Commissioner Steve Johnson. Come and hear about the new Residential Recycling Station. Estes Recycles Day will be June 8. Reference to learn more about recycling and to reach me directly. !

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Ken Cole Estes Park resident Ken Cole passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, March 17, 2019. Kenneth Ray Cole was born September 28, 1937 in Ada, Oklahoma. His parents were Paul and Ruth (Siegrist) Cole of Garden City, Kansas. Ken graduated from Garden City High School and went on to the University of Kansas where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy. He spent many hours rehearsing on the tuba and performing in the KU marching band. KU is also where he courted Barbara Robinson, his true love. They were married in August 1959 and would have celebrated their 60th anniversary in August of this year. Ken began his pharmacy career in Ottawa, Kansas, then moved to Emporia, Kansas in the summer of 1962. Their first child, Stacey Rae, was born there on Ken’s birthday that year. Six years later, Ken and Barbara adopted son Rusty, and shortly after that, son Scott was born. With the family now complete, the Coles moved to Clay Center, Kansas in 1970 where Ken practiced hospital pharmacy until 1975 when he purchased a partnership in a drugstore in McPherson, Kansas and the family lived there until Ken retired in 2003. While there, Ken served as President of the local Rotary Club and was active in his church. The family enjoyed skiing together in Colorado on winter vacations, and Ken and Barbara helped chaperone several groups of high school students on ski trips, teaching many young people to love the sport. They also loved to camp and go trout fishing on summer trips to Colorado. While living in Emporia Ken was a Boy Scout leader for a troop sponsored by their church. He was quite proud of the fact that he and the boys camped out every month of the year in all kinds of weather conditions, and he certainly helped to shape the future of some fine young men. In his spare time Ken developed an interest in creating stained glass pieces. Each of his children have framed pieces of special meaning to them, and several hangings are in his home. He also continued to research the family genealogy that his father had started,

and even found a connection to a King of England! In 2004 Ken and Barbara planned and built their retirement home here in Estes Park, moving here in March of 2005. This home is where their family built many amazing memories and shared much love. He and Barbara quickly became immersed in the community, serving as Visitor Center Ambassadors for twelve years, and becoming active in the Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies. Ken was an ordained Deacon and Elder in the Church and served as the token male on the Membership and Hospitality committee for several years. He was also a member of the church-sponsored Back Pew Creations, the group that has produced a melodrama here in town for the past thirteen years in order to provide funds for many of our local charities. Ken was a member of the noon Rotary Club and was committed to the Rotary goal of eradicating polio worldwide. He was also the recipient of a Paul Harris Fellow award. During his first few years in Estes, Ken did relief work at Rocky Mountain Pharmacy. He loved serving the customers, and usually had a good joke to share with them. For six years, Ken served on the Arapaho Estates home owners association board. Ken is survived by his wife Barbara, daughter Stacey (Dan) Winsor of Castle Rock, CO, son Russell (Gina Chen) Cole of Seattle, WA, and son Scott (Rena) of Wichita, KS. His gentle manner and keen wit will be missed by all, including his grandchildren, Kadan, Katherine, and Koltan of Castle Rock, and Peyton and Carson of Wichita. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Paul Cole of Omaha, NE. In memory and honor of Ken, donations may be made to The Rotary Club Foundation of Estes Park, The Parkinson’s Foundation, or the Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies, all in care of Allnutt Funeral Service at 1302 Graves Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517. A memorial service will be held to celebrate Ken’s life on June 15 at the Presbyterian Church of the Rockies. Details will be posted on

Richard Chyko Mass of Christian Burial for Richard Chyko, 80 of Loveland, will be held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Loveland. Rite of Committal will follow at 2:15 p.m. in Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver. Visitation will be at Allnutt Funeral Service, Loveland from 4-6 p.m. on Monday, March 18, 2019 with a vigil/prayer service beginning at 6:00 p.m. Richard Chyko, known to his family and friends as Dick, was born January 3, 1939 the son of Andrew and Mary (Ponanski) Chyko in Manhattan, New York. He was raised and educated in Rhode Island. Upon graduation he enlisted in the military serving in the United States Marine Corps. for two years. After his honorable discharge from the Marines, he moved to Colorado with his family and worked as a stone mason in numerous capacities. From 1965-1967, he lived in Montana where he took Law Courses. After completing the program, he moved back to Colorado and married the love of his life Betty Jean Porco, on August 12, 1967 in Denver. The couple made their home in Denver and Dick worked as a Letter Carrier for the United States Postal Service for 30 years and retired.

Dick and Betty later moved to Estes Park. In Estes, Dick took the time to build a beautiful home for his family and resided there almost 40 years. In 2017 they moved to Loveland. Dick enjoyed being active by fishing, golfing, hiking, swimming and snowshoeing. He was an avid Red Sox fan and will be remembered wearing his Red Sox hat on most days. He also liked playing pool, going on picnics and loved to be with his family. He was an active member of Our Lady of the Mountain Catholic Church in Estes Park and St. John the Evangelist in Loveland. Dick was also a supporter of Meals on Wheels in Estes Park and did lots of volunteer work. Mr. Chyko will be sorely missed by his wife of 50+ years, Betty; daughter, Bonnie (Michael) Wright and granddaughter, Olivia Wright, all of Loveland; sister, Millie (Wes) Wilson and numerous nieces and nephews. Dick was preceded in death by his parents and brothers: Thomas, Andrew and Robert. Memorials in Dick's name are suggested to benefit a charity of one's choice. Please visit to share your condolences and remembrances of Dick.

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

Women’s AA Group

friends and visitors to attend these open meetings.

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

Al-Anon Newcomers

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

Al-Anon Newcomers meets at Harmony from 6:45-7:45 p.m. Saturdays, 1600 Fish Hatchery Rd., Estes Park.

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Al-Anon Group in Estes Park meets from 7-8 p.m. every Friday at U.S. Bank. 363 E. Elkhorn Ave. Call 970-586-2013 for more info.

Fall River Group of AA The Fall River Group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets daily at noon. Other meetings: Sunday- 7:00 p.m.-open Monday-5:30 p.m.-Women’s Study & 7:00 p.m.-open Tuesday-5:30 p.m.-open Wednesday-Saturday-7 p.m.-open Meeting location is 701 Elm Rd. next to the automotive shop. We welcome

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

New Horizons Group of Narcotics Anonymous Thursdays at 7 p.m. - Open meeting. 701 Elm Rd.

Free at Last Group of Narcotics Anonymous Fridays 7:30 p.m. - Open meeting. Harmony Foundation - 1600 Fish Hatchery Rd.

Celebrating Our Wild Brothers & Sisters A Wildlife Gala & Fundraiser For Mission: New Earth Celebrating Our Wild Brothers & Sisters, a wildlife gala and fundraiser for MISSION: New Earth, will take place the evening of April 6, 2019, at the Estes Park High School, 1600 Manford Avenue in Estes Park, Colorado. A silent auction, kicking off the evening of fun and entertainment, will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the Wildlife Gala at 7 p.m. and ending at 10 p.m. Louise du Toit, coming from her home on the Greek Isle of Corfu, is the gala’s featured vocalist and wildlife advocate. Here’s what one individual had to say about Ms. du Toit, “Her enchanting voice interprets each melody with a sweetness lifting one upward - soaring enraptured in Heaven where the celestial choirs hush their singing to listen to this terrestrial angelic voice.” If you are unfamiliar with Ms du Toit’s singing, check out this online video: There’s more . . . At the event, the winners of MIS-

Mr. Lee’s program, The Amazing World of Wildlife, will depict images of wildlife found around the world. Tickets are available in Estes Park at Macdonald Book Shop, 152 E. Elkhorn Avenue. You can also contact Weldon Lee, the event organizer by email at, or by phone, (303) 747-2074. All proceeds from this event will go to MISSION: New Earth, a local nonprofit focusing on children, youth and wildlife. Whatever you do, don't miss this exciting event. Mark your calendars now!

SION: New Earth’s children and youth wildlife photography contest – Our Wild Brothers & Sisters – will be announced. There will also be a presentation featuring live raptors. Not only will guests learn why birds of prey are important to our ecosystems, they will also discover the various types

of raptors found world wide, the challenges they’re facing and what we can do to protect them. The wildlife photography of local wildlife photographers Lori Huff and Weldon Lee will also be featured. Rocky Mountain wildlife – bighorn to grizzlies, Ms. Huff ’s presentation, will highlight images of wildlife that call the Rockies their home, while

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The Estes Park Housing Authority is currently accepting applications for a Customer Service Specialist / Property Manager.

This full-time position will be the main point-of-contact for the EPHA office, its applicants, clients, residents and the general public. The position will also complete tasks as a property manager for 38 units. Duties include: Answers, screens and directs incoming calls and guests. Performs lease-up and management of 38 units. Salary hiring range is $32,000-$36,000. Opportunity for advancement. Excellent benefit package including health, dental, vision and PERA. . Applications and job description are available at the EPHA office or on our website Completed applications (and resumes if included) are to be returned to: Estes Park Housing Authority at 500 Big Thompson Avenue or emailed to, or may be faxed to (970) 577-4815. 500 Big Thompson Ave Estes Park, CO 80517 Or call 970-577-3730 for additional information Position open until filled.

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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 <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.

Join Our Team

Looking to earn some extra cash but not regular full time employment? These positions are for â&#x20AC;&#x153;as neededâ&#x20AC;? or â&#x20AC;&#x153;seasonal temporaryâ&#x20AC;?. NON-CLINICAL POSITIONS Patient Registration Specialist â&#x20AC;&#x201C; (as needed) Patient Registration Specialist ED â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Seasonal Temp. Food Service Worker â&#x20AC;&#x201C; (as needed) Environmental Services Technician â&#x20AC;&#x201C; (as needed) CERTIFIED NURSING ASSITANTS CNA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Living Center - PRN CNA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Med Surge - PRN

        ##(% &('('"%(% &($! % $! '' #'#& ($"($"&( $('(%$ '#(#&'!&('## &('%( ($"(!%$( &&"("&!%(&!$"% ('##( &"($' !%&!('" ((  We are looking for a Hair Stylist. We have a nice space for you to work in and the rent is very reasonable. We ask you to bring your own tools and have no outside clients. This service is for our residents only You can make your own schedule! Please call Michelle Billups at 970-577-7700.

Submit your resume to

Silver Saddle Inn

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

NURSES RN - L&D - PRN RN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; ED - PRN RN- ED - Seasonal Temp. RN - Home Health - PRN RN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Med Surge â&#x20AC;&#x201C; PRN RN/LPN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Living Center - PRN

ALLIED HEATLH Physical Therapist â&#x20AC;&#x201C; PRN Occupational Therapist - PRN Speech Language Pathologist â&#x20AC;&#x201C; PRN MRI Technologist - PRN CT Technologist - PRN Paramedic - PRN Case Manager â&#x20AC;&#x201C; PRN

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

Apply online at

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: 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.


The Town of Estes Park is accepting applications for

Hangar location

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

Join Our Team ADMINISTRATION Chief Nursing Officer

DIETARY SERVICES Food Service Worker – Part Time

ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES Environmental Services Technician – Full Time FACILITIES DEPARTMENT Facilities Maintenance Technician - FT

HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT Health Information Management Director - FT

HOME HEALTH/HOSPICE Clinical Administrative Assistant – FT Clinical Secretary – Full Time Personal Care Provider/Homemaker - FT **Sign on Bonus Available** Personal Care Provider/Homemaker - PT INFECTION CONTROL Director of Infection Control / Employee Health LABORATORY Medical Laboratory Technician - FT Phlebotomist – Part Time

PATIENT FINANCIAL SERVICES Patient Account Representative – FT Patient Account Representative - PT PHARMACY Pharmacist – Full Time

QUALITY DEPARTMENT Director, Quality Management

SURGICAL SERVICES Certified Surgical Technologist - FT

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

Apply online at

Civil Engineer II Public Works Dept. Hiring Range $68,412 – 91,501 Exempt Position Close Date: Open until filled Planning Technician Planning Division Hiring Range $21.36 - $25.09/hour (DOE) Non-Exempt Position Close Date: Open until filled Police Officer Police Department Hiring Range $27.92 – $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 Seasonal Positions

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

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: April 1, 2019

Transportation Advisory Board (3 positions open) Close Date: April 14, 2019

(Committee application required)

Applications are available at: Town Hall 170 MacGregor Ave. Room 130 (Mon-Fri 8 am – 5 pm) or jobs

Return Application to: Town of Estes Park, Attn: HR; by mail to PO Box 1200, Estes Park, CO 80517; or via Email to 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.

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

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Now Hiring For:

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

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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: 172-174 S. St. Vrain Ave. Estes Park, CO 80517





Short Term

Piano Tuning

3 BDR, 2.5 BA, Year lease, N/S, N/P, Util. included. $2800/mo. 940-642-0924

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

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 @ 970215-3066


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

3,400 sq. ft. good restaurant or ?? potential. Tenant must finish. Rent credit. Call Eric at Anderson Realty 586-2950. Commercial Space Available. 770 sq. ft. located in the Range Realty Bldg. 300 E. Elkhorn Ave. w/private parking. 970-586-2345



Commercial space for lease. Please call or text 303-888-0759 Commercial Space Available. 1050 sq. ft. Includes large garage bay. Separate office with bathroom. Good parking. Off of Hwy 7. $1350/mo. year lease min. 970-290-4488

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

2014 F-150 XL V8 4x4 Very low miles 17k Blue Crew Cab, excellent condition $27750 303-895-7176

SERVICES Home Repair/Service

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

Sewing/Alterations Estes Park Alterations 970-480-7381

RIVER ESTATE PROPERTY $1545000 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 If you are working in Estes and looking to own a home you can afford , you are just the buyer I am looking for. June completion of brand new 2& 3 bedroom Townhomes 315 -365k 260 Stanley Avenue Email:

Or voice or text Mike at 970-214-8844


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

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Kitchen/dining table w/ marble ‘lazy-susan’ center; also 4 tall chairs. Very good condition. Asking $400 OBO 612-508-8758







Estate Sales

Garage Sales

CBD Oils & Sprays. Direct ship to you. No THC High. boogala2

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

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

A comfy high-end futon! Excellant ‘new’ condition w/ top of the line queen mattress & 2 slide drawers underneath. Asking $375. 612-508-8758

RECREATION Winter Sports Beautiful & functional 8 drawer chest from R.J. Horner & Co. Furniture makers & Importers of New York. $800. OBO 612-508-8758

Snowshoes (used) Tubbs backcountry 26” $60 (cash). 577-8378

Estate Sale Sat 8-3, Sun 9-2 734 Birdie Ln. Follow Grn & Org Signs

Tables, Dressers, Motorcycle Suit, Helmuts, Cover. Linens, Kitchen Items, Lamps, Smart TV, Fridge, Freezer, Wall Art, Grill, Ladder, & More.

NOTICES Public Notices Neighborhood Meeting Notice Amended Plat Hillcrest Estates Where: Good Samaritan When: April 5, 2019 Time: 5:30 pm






ACCOUNTING QuickBooks Support

Tax Minimization







Maintenance- Housekeeping CHIMNEY SWEEP

Property Maintenance

Vacation Rental Cleaning

Call or Text 970.342.5684

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â&#x20AC;¢ EXCAVATION AND SEPTIC INSTALLS â&#x20AC;¢ INTERIOR TRIM â&#x20AC;¢ STRUCTURAL FRAMING â&#x20AC;¢ COMPLETE HOME RENOVATIONS â&#x20AC;¢ WE PROVIDE SUB-CONTRACTING SERVICES TO GENERAL CONTRACTORS Licensed and insured. NAWT certified, Boulder County Public Health license number A-082-16. General Contractor License Number CON-16-0212


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

Charles Santagati 1191 Graves Ave Full service general contracting since 1998

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

970-586-7711 |

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Cory D. Workman, Au.D. Phone: 970-586-5255 â&#x20AC;¢ Hearing Aids / New & Repair â&#x20AC;¢ Hearing Evaluations â&#x20AC;¢ Hearing Protection â&#x20AC;¢ Ear Care / Wax Removal â&#x20AC;¢ Dizziness / Balance

1186 Graves Ave., Ste. B Estes Park, CO 80517 Fax: 970-577-7260






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Brad Barnett

Christian Collinet

Jeremy Collinet

Julia Daley

Brad Barnett, Christian Collinet, Jeremy Collinet, Julia Daley, Judy Nystrom, Lori Smith and Tom Thomas of First Colorado Realty have been granted the highest level of service achievement in the real estate industry, Quality Service Certified® Platinum.

service provided, thereby enabling brokers to offer quality service that meets consumers’ expectations. The broker’s ability to maintain their Quality Service Certified® status is dependent upon satisfactory service evaluation feedback from those buyers and sellers.

Quality Service Certification® was created to benefit the consumer. In today’s era of technology, it provides consumers with a tool that allows them to view a Real Estate Broker’s satisfaction level, given by former customers who have already used the services of this broker. This certification is earned and maintained by meeting a standard of ongoing quality service each time a customer is served.

“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.

QSC certified Real Estate Brokers make a pledge to their clients by presenting each client with a written Quality Service Commitment. This commitment describes all of the services that the real estate broker commits to providing throughout the real estate transaction. To measure their clients’ level of satisfaction, QSC certified brokers use customer satisfaction surveys that assess the level of

Judy Nystrom

Lori Smith

First Colorado Realty is among a select group of agents in the nation who deliver the highest caliber of service for their home sellers and buyers.” says Larry D. Romito, President and CEO of QSC. Each QSC certified Real Estate Broker’s Customer Satisfaction Rating is available on the website. An overall satisfaction rating is displayed on the consumer websites ( and

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