Estes Park News, March 22, 2024

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Bobcat Land

Bobcats primarily live a solitary life. Their range size varies widely depending on the availability of suitable prey. Females typically have territories of around six square miles, while the territories of the males span about 25 square miles and may overlap with one or more female bobcats home ranges.

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As a Larimer County commissioner, restoring public trust through active listening and strengthening relationships is very important. Stay with me as we explore the meaning of trust, honest relationships, and active listeninghow these three aspects of our lives relate to restoring and rebuilding trust between government and our communities. Meaningful community involvement is necessary if we are to solve problems together and get along with mutual respect and understanding.

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, trust is an “assured reliance on the character, ability, strength or truth of someone or something.” The definition also reads, “one in which confidence is placed.” Regarding honest relationships, here is an excerpt of a description from the internet that resonated with me. “When you’re being honest in a relationship it means you’re straightforward and say what you really think and feel. It means you don’t willfully omit or misdirect others. There’s no manipulation with true honesty.”

As for active listening, the Compassionate Listening Project [started in 1991

doing reconciliation work in Israel and Palestine] states that “compassionate listening requires non-judgmental listening and deepening, non-adversarial questions.” In other words, listeners must strive to set aside their own biases and accept what others say as valid perceptions. Such listening from the heart can help us to humanize the other person and reduce defensive and mistrust barriers to create a safe space for a better understanding of different opinions. Listening to each other in such a way can help reduce fear and allow us to be more open to changing our opinions and making informed decisions. In 2001, I participated in a profound multi-faith compassionate listening delegation to Israel and Palestine and saw this practice in action.

Restoring public trust in local government and among community members is crucial for building resilient, cohesive communities. In a time when skepticism towards public institutions prevails, we must face the challenge of fostering trust and collaboration in inclusive ways [everyone is welcome at the table] and encourage a sense of community among all of us. To face this challenge effectively, some key pillars provide us with a

framework and guidance for progress: transparency and open communication, meaningful community engagement and participation, accountability, and integrity, building community relations, and education and information.

Larimer County is doing its best to abide by these pillars. Everything we do is available to the public for review, and we strive to respond in a timely and helpful manner to inquiries and concerns. We host community conversations throughout the county, including Red Feather Lakes, Livermore, Laporte, and Wellington and work hard to be present in the community often. All our master and strategic plans include community involvement and engagement to gain input from folks with lived experience and expertise from all walks of life. We encourage folks to join our 30-plus boards and commissions to help us make informed decisions. We also conduct a 10-week class, Larimer County 101, that shows participants all the different services Larimer County provides our community every day.

Restoring public trust is a multifaceted challenge that requires commitment, transparency, and collaboration. Building trust is a gradual process, but with consistent effort, it is possible to foster a more trusting and engaged community. Can we do better? Yes, and I will focus on this topic in my next column.

John Kefalas is a Larimer County commissioner representing all of Larimer County.

Village Thrift Shop Grant Applications

Grant applications for 2024 from the Village Thrift Shop (VTS) are now available for charitable organizations providing services to the Estes Valley commu nity. Non-profits determined by the Internal Revenue Service to operate as a 501(c)(3) and registered in good standing with the Colorado Secretary of State are encouraged to complete and submit a request to the Village Thrift Shop for funding by March 31, 2024. After review by the VTS Board of Directors, funding will be distributed in early May.

Grant applications and guidelines are posted for download at the VTS website, Alternatively, copies will be avail-

able for pickup Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Village Thrift Shop located at 1138 Manford Avenue in Estes Park. The completed application package should be returned via mail, e-mail or hand delivered by the end of March.

The Village Thrift Shop is a non-profit corporation that generates revenue through the resale of

donated goods. Generous donors, considerate business partners, a dedicated all-volunteer staff, and loyal patrons support VTS profit sharing. Over the past seven years, nearly $1,007,000 has been distributed to qualified nonprofits providing critical services in the Estes Valley.

Last year, the volunteer staff at Village Thrift Shop freely gave over 9,600 hours of their time in order to process a bounty of donated, sellable goods subsequently purchased by first time and regular customers from near and far. This year’s grant cycle is anticipated to be the largest payout to non-profit partners in the Estes Valley community to date.

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Join The Estes Valley Fire Protection District And Make A Real Difference!

Are you looking for a rewarding way to serve your community? We're seeking passionate individuals to join our firefighting family. Join our ranks as a Firefighter or serve as an Auxiliary Member of the Fire Department.

As a Firefighter, you'll receive comprehensive training and hands-on experience in firefighting, emergency response, and life-saving techniques. As an Auxiliary Member, you will be a part of the team in a needed support role. You'll work alongside seasoned professionals, learning from the best in the field while gaining invaluable skills.

Come and meet us for an exciting evening filled with interactive skill stations and discover what it takes to be

part of our dedicated team. Learn about the rewarding opportunities and essential roles within the Estes Valley Fire Protection District.

Recruitment Dinner: Thursday, April 11, 2024

Time: 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

Where: Station 71 - 901 North Saint Vrain, Estes Park

Whether you're passionate about helping others, crave excitement, or seek a meaningful way to give back, becoming a firefighter or an Auxiliary Member is your chance to make a real difference in people's lives. Join us today and be part of a team dedicated to protecting and serving our community in times of need.

The charge(s) are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

On 3/10/2024 at 5:47 p.m. a 25 year old male from Estes Park who was wanted on a warrant turned himself in at the Estes Park Police Department. The male was wanted on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear on a traffic violation. He was arrested and later released on bond.

On 3/13/2024 at 11:29 a.m. police were called to the 100 block of South Saint Vrain Avenue on a complaint of domestic violence. On scene, police contacted a 22 year old male from Estes Park and charged him with domestic violence and third degree assault. He was arrested and transported to the Larimer County Jail.

On 3/15/2024 at 8:33 a.m. police contacted a 20 year old female from Estes

Park in the 1200 block of Acacia Drive, pursuant to an ongoing domestic violence investigation. On scene, they arrested a 20 year old Estes Park female and charged her with domestic violence and third degree assault and transported her to the Larimer County Jail.

On 3/15/2024 at 10:09 p.m. police contacted a 37 year old male from Estes Park in the 600 block of North Saint Vrain Avenue. Officers contacted the male after receiving a report of him riding his electric skateboard recklessly in traffic. He was found to be DUI and had an arrest warrant for failure to appear for resisting arrest. The male was arrested and charged with DUI, disorderly conduct, possession of drug paraphernalia and a warrant arrest on a misdemeanor charge.

EVFPD firefighters generally respond to medical calls in their personal vehicles, allowing for a faster response. On other incidents, firefighters respond to a fire station to respond in department apparatus with specialized equipment.

During the week of March 10th, 2024, the Estes Valley Fire Protection District (EVFPD) responded to 13 calls for serv-


This included:

• Emergency Medical (assist EPH): 2

• Alarm Activation: 4

• Assist: 4

• Motor Vehicle Crash (MVC): 1

• Gas Leak: 2

Estes Valley Fire

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Are You Ready? 5th Annual EVWC Community Fuel Reduction Event

The Estes Valley and surrounding communities are no strangers to the threat of wildfires. Fire is a natural and necessary ecological process, but when we choose to live in that ecosystem, we need to do the best we can to prevent harm. It is hard to imagine, after all the snow that we received last week, that peak wildfire season is right around the corner: looking around your home, are you ready?

will be open from April 1st and closing on May 15th

The second round will be open on June 1st and will close on June 30th

To view the application guidelines and restrictions, please click on the following link or scan the QR code in this article. You can also contact us via email at:

Creating defensible space around your home may not stop wildfires, but it will

EVWC is now accepting applications for free dumpsters to collect and remove your slash, bagged pinecones, and pine needles. This will be our fifth year in assisting our community with fuel reduction efforts in collaboration with WM (Waste Management). Whether you are a group of homeowners, POA, COA, or HOA, we invite you to apply. We have a limited number of containers that can be distributed, therefore applications will be reviewed and awarded based on how well they address current risk and overall impact on our community.

Two rounds of applications will be open to the Estes Valley. The first round

help to slow the fire down, giving you time to retreat from the threat, and giving firefighters a chance to act. So, what can you do to be ready? Observe your surroundings and remove or relocate potential fuels near your home (especially within a 10-foot perimeter) including trees, pine needles, pinecones, leaves, woodpiles, etc. Checklists and other information about how you can improve your “Wildland-Urban Interface “(WUI) can be found at

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Rooftop Rodeo Parade Entries Open

The Rooftop Rodeo Parade will take place Monday, July 8, 2024 in downtown Estes Park. The theme will be “Salute to the American Cowboy.” The annual tradition returned in 2023 and was better than ever with over 60 entries.

The Rooftop Rodeo invites equestrian groups, service clubs, local businesses, youth groups, rodeo queens and others to join in the fun. To enter the 2024 Rooftop Rodeo Parade, visit, there is no en-

try fee. The parade colors are red, white and blue.

The parade is a big part of rodeo week activities in Estes Park with the Rooftop Rodeo kicking off on July 5, 2024 and continuing through July 10, 2024.

Rodeo performances begin at 7 p.m. each night with a 6:45 p.m. pre-show. Tickets for the 2024 Rooftop Rodeo go on sale online at on April 1, 2024 at 10 a.m.

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Upcoming Classes:

News From The Art Center Of Estes Park

Painting with Cathy Goodale 2024 will present another fabulous opportunity to paint with well-known local artist, Cathy Goodale, who will be teaching monthly from January through December 2024 at the Art Center. Sign up for any number of classes in advance or one at a time, as the year progresses. Each class will meet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Art Center classroom.

March 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – “Portrait of Live Model” Cathy will teach participants paint a portrait from a live model. Art Center members: $72 non-members: $80.

April 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – “Spring Flowers” Cathy’s focus will be as follows: perspective of a flower – interpretation rather than detail – and how to limit your palette when using many colors. How does color affect us emotionally? What are your color choices? How does that affect your painting?

Art Center members: $72, non members: $80.

Current Exhibit

"Spring Sojourn"

Watercolor paintings by Deborah J. Jansen and oil paintings by Bill Fritz

March 15-April 22

Opening Reception-rescheduled to April 5 from 5-7 p.m.

Sponsored by Bill and Sue Pinkham Bill Fritz was raised in South Dakota. He attended the University of Nebraska and graduated from the Art Center School of Design in Los Angeles. He spent his career working for major advertising agencies as an Art Director and Creative Director. He began oil painting after retirement and moving to Estes Park. While developing his artistic skills Bill enjoyed biking and RVing. Bill has always looked forward to capturing the beauty of Estes Park and surrounding areas…he feels blessed to call such a beautiful place “home.”

Deborah J. Jansen: “What a thrill to find that place of wonderful light and color, that certain mood, that provocative living thing—and then paint it! I favor en plein aire, where I am alone with nature’s sounds, scents, and secrets. My water media paintings are inspired by my love of life in all forms, and my concern for the environ-

ment and the people sharing it.”

Debbie is an established, recognized, awarded, and productive painter. She was raised in Minnesota and educated at Macalester College. She worked as a Medical Technologist (ASCP) in MN, HI, AZ, and CO—all wonderful places for a watercolorist.

Satellite Exhibits:

Estes Park Health, US Bank, with newly hung exhibit of artwork by

Bruce Boynton and exhibits at VERT, Snowy Peaks Winery and at the Bank of Estes Park. The public is invited to visit these exhibits.

Social Media:

The Art Center can be viewed not only on our website at but we are on Facebook at Art-Center-of-Estes-Park and Instagram at artcenterofep.

The Art Center of Estes Park is a nonprofit organization which provides a facility to support the work of local and regional artists, striving to promote exhibition, education, and excellence in the visual arts. Proceeds benefit the artist and contribute to the Art Center’s education and community outreach. The Art Center is located at 517 Big Thompson Avenue, in Middle Stanley Village, below Safeway and above Subway. For more information, please call the Art Center at 970-586-5882 or visit our website at

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New Climate Plan Data

Dashboard And Website Launched

A new climate dashboard and website that displays climate data actions has been launched by Larimer County’s Climate Smart Future Ready Initiative which also shows environmental and climate information for the region.

Climate change and other contributing factors are causing severe air quality nonattainment issues in Northern Colorado resulting in health impacts, some of which include asthma, and heart disease that are changing the quality of life along the front range.

ment, and is part of the Larimer County 2024 - 2028 Strategic Plan.

The effects of a changing climate in Larimer County have been noticeable in recent years through more severe weather events throughout the year --- wildfires, tornadoes, lightning, more severe winter blizzards and storms, hail, and higher temperatures. The changes affect health, equity and the economy.

Larimer County and its community partners have developed a dashboard and website for the Climate Smart Future Ready 5-Year Living Action Plan. “The City of Fort Collins and Larimer County have a long history of working together on big issues, and addressing the climate crisis is no exception,” City of Fort Collins Chief Sustainability Officer Jacob Castillo said. “Hitting our climate goals will require smart collaboration and partnership across organizations and necessitate participation throughout our community. The approach we’re taking paves the way for robust community involvement in climate solutions and creates an opportunity to get involved in one of the most pressing issues of our time.”

The Climate Smart Future Ready initiative has three major focus areas: built environment, mobility, and natural environ-

The Climate Smart and Future Ready initiative has advanced through its first stages including a framework of what climate change issues mean for Larimer County; and a community feedback stage to gather the impacts of climate change. The initiative is now in the stage of executing the plan.

The action plan involves partnerships in our community to perform the solutions needed to act. Larimer County currently has 10 departments and over 50 community partners involved in the plan.

“CSU is proud to be working with Larimer County on their Climate Smart and Future Ready planning, and we’re excited for the new website that makes goals and actionable steps accessible to partners and people who live and work here,” said CSU Forest and Natural Resource Policy Professor Courtney Schultz. “Success will depend on all of us being part of collective solutions, and this is an important step in helping us work together to address climate change in our community.”

Some action concepts include updating building codes for better energy efficiency and air quality, more electric cars, scooters, and e-bikes, improving transit systems, and implementing climate-resilient restoration projects on private land. Others include increased recycling, better use of our energy resources, and using renewable energy whenever possible. Still, others include xeriscaping with drought-tolerant plants and shrubs and planting more natural grasses. Landscape water can use up to 55% of residential water consumed in Colorado.

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Crowns For The Care: Fundraising For Cancer Care At Estes Park Health

The Estes Park Health Foundation’s Crowns for the Care initiative has embarked on a mission to raise funds to support cancer di agnosis and treat ment right here in Estes Park.

The Foundation is seeking enthusiastic candidates to vie for the title of Mrs. Rooftop Rodeo 2024 by competing in Crowns for the Care. The contestant who raises the most funds will be crowned during Pink Night at the Estes Park Rooftop Rodeo on July 6th. This event has been instrumental in gathering support for cancer treatment and oncology services at Estes Park Health, having raised over $300,000 since 2017.

sionals can collaborate with patients to implement preventive measures and treat cancer effectively.

Cancer remains a formidable health concern, underscoring the importance of early detection and effective treatment. Funds raised through Crowns for the Care will help EPH healthcare professionals to provide better care to the residents of the Estes Valley. Armed with accurate information, medical profes-

Women are urged to step forward as Mrs. Rooftop Rodeo contestants, rallying community support and fundraising efforts for this project. By joining forces, we can ensure Estes Park Health possesses the latest tools to deliver toptier cancer detection, prevention, and treatment services to our community.

Those interested in participating or contributing to this noble cause are encouraged to reach out to the Estes Park Health Foundation at (970) 577-4370 or Every ounce of support is invaluable in our collective battle against cancer. Together, let's equip Estes Park Health with the resources needed to safeguard the well-being of our community members. Join us in making a tangible difference in the lives of those affected by this disease.

Upcoming Speaker At The Next Estes Land Stewardship Association Meeting

The public is invited to the Estes Land Stewardship Association meeting (ELSA) on Thursday, April 4th at 9:30 a.m. in the George Hix Meeting Room at US Bank, 363 E. Elkhorn. Larimer County Land Stewardship Manager, Casey Cisneros will be presenting information regarding noxious weed management in unincorporated Estes Valley, 2023 noxious weed compliance, and 2024 priorities. He will also be answering questions from the audience. Take this opportunity to learn more about how you can be good land stewards and the Colorado Noxious Weed Act. More information about ELSA sponsored weed disposal events, the Estes Park weed ordinance, ELSA’s weed booklet, Weed of the Week articles, etc. can be found at You can contact the Estes Land Stewardship Association (ELSA) at ELSA meetings are held the first Thursday of the month at 9:30 a.m. in the George Hix Meeting Room at US Bank during March and April. Monitored Weed Drop-offs are held the third Saturday in July, August and September. Articles will

be posted in the EP News prior to these drop-off events. ELSA is a 501 (c) (3) unincorporated nonprofit organization. Our primary objective is to address the noxious weeds invading the region by promoting awareness of invasive plants and their impacts, through education and outreach efforts. Owning property in the Estes Valley can be challenging and different! Bagging mature weeds during the summer months is not how you want to spend your time. Be proactive –learn your native plants and manage the invasive plants in a timely manner with a weed management specialist if you don’t have the time, energy or expertise to manage your property. A list of weed management specialists who can help is available at Management strategies and information can be found under at under the Helpful Documents page. Twenty ObNoxious Weeds in the Estes Valley Identification and Management Guide booklets are available at Ace Hardware, Park Supply, and Estes Valley Library.

8 » Friday, March 22, 2024 2 ND ANNUAL SPAGHETTI DINNER FUNDRAISER! The American Legion • 850 N Saint Vrain Ave April 27 th , 2024 • 5:00-8:00PM ESTES PARK BOY SCOUTS TROOP 8 PRESENTS Adults $20 Children (12&under) $10 Family (2 adults, 2 children) $50 All proceeds go directly to Estes Park scouts! Purchase RSVP Tickets now at OR Grab a flyer/order sheet at the Legion and mail us your payment!

The Ridgeline Hotel Estes Park Reopens Under The IHG Banner As Holiday Inn Estes Park

sition was completed in late February.

The Ridgeline Hotel Estes Park in Colorado has completed its transition to the newly named Holiday Inn Estes Park and will continue providing exceptional hospitality as part of the IHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG) family of brands.

Global hospitality and entertainment company Delaware North, which owns and operates the hotel, is excited to extend the relationship between its Parks and Resorts division and IHG. The tran-

IHG is a globally recognized leader in hospitality, known for its diverse portfolio of brands taking care of every type of traveler. In aligning with IHG, Delaware North aims to elevate each guest’s stay at Holiday Inn Estes Park by offering enhanced benefits and privileges, including access to IHG’s best-in-class loyalty program, IHG One Rewards.

The 147-room, recently remodeled hotel is perfectly situated in the charming mountain town of Estes Park, less than 5 miles from the main entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park and just under

an hour from Boulder, Colorado and 90 minutes from Denver.

Holiday Inn Estes Park is now the second IHG hotel under the operation of Delaware North Parks and Resorts. Delaware North has owned the Holiday Inn West Yellowstone since 2009.

“Delaware North is thrilled to be working with IHG Hotels & Resorts on the Holiday Inn Estes Park in another hugely popular national park gateway community,” said Scott Socha, Delaware North’s group president of its Parks and Resorts division. “We have made significant investments in the hotel since acquiring it in 2017, including recent renovations, and look forward to the Holiday Inn brand attracting even more travelers to discover what a perfect hub it is for enjoying Estes Park and exploring Rocky Mountain National Park.”

Holiday Inn Estes Park will continue to offer guests their favorite amenities such as outdoor firepits with s’mores kits, a fitness center, game lounge and indoor pool. The onsite restaurant, Latitude 105 Alehouse, provides a welcoming moun-

tain ambiance for family and friends to fuel up with complimentary breakfast. Now, as an IHG hotel, kids ages 11 and under can eat for free. In the evening, guests can enjoy Rocky Mountain-inspired cuisine and sip on local craft beer or signature cocktails.

The hotel offers the ideal basecamp for year-round adventure in Rocky Mountain National Park and convenient access to the leisure of Estes Park. Just minutes from the hotel, Downtown Estes Park is a haven of boutique shopping, wineries and breweries, art galleries and restaurants. Delaware North also operates Trendz at the Park, a boutique shop with a fresh and eclectic array of gifts and home décor.

Holiday Inn Estes Park is the newest addition to the Delaware North Parks and Resorts portfolio which owns and operates hotels, luxury cabins and other lodging experiences, primarily in and near national and state parks and cultural attractions. The portfolio includes nearly 25 lodging locations throughout the United States, Australia and New Zealand, representing more than 3,000 lodging units. In addition to lodging, the company also operates food, beverage and retail services, recreational activities and educational programming at several of the locations.

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Delaware North continues relationship with IHG Hotels & Resorts with hotel near Rocky Mountain National Park

Only 25 examples of this Buffalo Creek, Colorado Sanborn postcard were ever printed.

YMCA Program Thursday,

Now that spring has arrived, smaller mountain-town tourist shops and museums have begun reopening, so March and April weekends are the perfect time to go out exploring for rare postcards. Local historian John Meissner has just returned from a tour of 27 different towns and ghost towns in Colorado and New Mexico, searching for the rarest of the rare, photo-postcard views of southern Colorado and New Mexico produced by the Sanborn Souvenir Company of Denver between 1925 and 1960.

The Maude Jellison Library on the YMCA campus will host a free program on Thursday, March 28 at 7 p.m. entitled "The Benefits of Failure: How a company's mistakes became a modern side hustle."

If you are an avid road-trip traveler or even an armchair traveler, you will enjoy this picture-filled account of everyday folks participating in a modern rush, similar to the Colorado gold fever of the 1850s or radium prospecting in the 1940s, unearthing postal rarities and turning them into cash.

Sanborn was a successful postcard

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company, but when they expanded into territory without a distribution network, their postcard views of these locations didn't sell well, and weren't reordered. This makes these views, when located "in the wild," rare to ultra-rare, and vaults their current market value from the commonplace eBay $5 to $10 postcard to a $200 to $500 postcard.

Everyone who attends will receive an actual 90-year-old color printed Sanborn postcard or reprinted photo-postcard of their choice, along with a checklist of rare Sanborn postcards from Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park to be on the lookout for.

The Maude Jellison Library can be reached by taking the second left upon entering the YMCA campus, then turning right into the Longhouse parking lot. You can either park in this lot and walk 200 feet northwest, or find a parking spot closer to the library entrance on the upper level.

The program will last 45 minutes, followed by time for Q and A. Light refreshments will be provided. For any questions, please telephone 586-3341, extension 1133, and ask for a librarian.

Death Cafe Continues To Meet In April & May

At Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death.

Our objective is “to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives.”

Death Cafe is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session. It is respectful and confidential with no intention of leading to any conclusion, product or course of action.

Death Café is for adults and will meet in the Hondius Room of the Estes Valley Library in Estes Park from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. on the following dates: April 6 and May 4. Space is limited to 20 adults. To RSVP, please text Deborah at 970-452-9191.

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Photo courtesy Sanborn Research Centre

Business Owners Encouraged To Pave The Way To The Future Of The Estes Park Museum

Local business owners, whether historic or brand new, are being given the opportunity to have their name and logo etched into stone at the Estes Park Museum. For a $1,000 donation, an 8” x 8” paver stone can be engraved with an etched image and custom text to be lined along the pathway between the Museum and Museum Annex. The sidewalk connects the Annex, which houses artifacts, to the Museum, where artifacts are presented to the public through exhibits and programs, creating a perfect analogy of the past meeting the present. This fundraiser supports the Estes Park

Adopt A Duck Today-In Support Of The Estes Park Museum

The 2024 Duck Race season is now open and the Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation, Inc. is paddling fast. Board Vice President Nina McGibney is waddling along to make this the best Duck Race fundraising event yet for the Museum Friends & Foundation with a mission to support the Estes Park Museum through fundraising and advocacy. With hopes that all members will join us for a swimming success, there will be periodic updates as the goal and the race get closer. Check the Estes Park Museum Facebook page for more information. Goal: To adopt at least 152 ducks to raise $3,500 for the Museum. Go to to adopt a duck today! For every $25 duck adopted, $23 will support the Museum. Want to purchase more than one duck and better your odds to win a coveted prize? Adopt a Quack Pack: pay for five ducks and get the 6th duck for free! Grow additional adoptions by encouraging your flock of friends and family members to support the Estes Park Museum Friends and Foundation. For more information or to adopt ducks, please visit the website at

Museum Friends & Foundation, Inc. in their continued efforts towards Museum Annex facility upgrades and collections care with the goal of professionalizing the museum collection and research facility. Donations will lead to the completion of building upgrades for an ideal, secure environment and the preservation of more than 30,000 locally significant historic artifacts with room for the general public and staff to research the collection.

With about 95 pavers ordered, there are 85 pavers available for purchase. The fundraising opportunity will end in May for the installation to take place later this summer. Order now for a personal inclusion in this community effort that will be seen by thousands of annual visitors!

If you are interested in supporting this special project or have any questions, please call or email Museum Director Derek Fortini for more information at 970-577-3761 or

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Sunrise Rotary Invites Charitable Organizations To Apply For Funding

The Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary (EVSR) invites proposals from charitable organizations, in the Estes Valley, for grants to support programs and projects that benefit the Estes Valley community. To apply for funding, go to and locate the 2024 Community Grants application. Please print and fill out the application and then email the completed application, and all required backup documents, to no later than March 31, 2024. You will be notified in May if you are a grant recipient.

Merry Marthas Meeting On March 22

Do you sew, knit, weave, or crochet and enjoy visiting with other ladies with similar interests? You’re invited to attend the next meeting of the Merry Marthas on Friday, March 22, at 9:30 a.m. at the Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies at 1700 Brodie Avenue. This group meets monthly to share what we have made, and then we donate our finished projects to local charities. New members are always welcome whether you’re a beginner or an expert. For more information, please call the church office at 970-586-4404.

Boy Scout Spaghetti Dinner April 27th At The Legion

Scouting has been in the Estes Valley since the 1920s, when the first local troop of the Boy Scouts of America was chartered. Today, the scouts of Estes Park Troop 8 continue this prestigious legacy. Through scouting, the youth of Estes Park gain access to unrivaled experiences and invaluable skills that stay with them throughout their lives. Estes Park Troop 8 is lucky enough to have one of the best scouting programs in the country, which can mainly be attributed to two things: nearly unlimited access to the most pristine wilderness in the country and, of course, living in one of the most generous communities in the country.

Estes Park Troop 8 is an entirely volunteer organization. The leadership, equipment, meeting space, time, everything is 100% donated by parents and community members. As an example, Troop 8 has proudly had a partnership with the American Legion for years, which generously provides the troop with a full-time office and meetings space. As another example, Troop 8 was recently able to purchase much-needed replacement tents for its aging inventory. This was only made possible through the donations made by this community at its inaugural Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser in October of 2023.

On Saturday, April 27th, 2024, from 5:00-8:00 p.m., Estes Park’s Troop 8 will be hosting its second annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser at the American Le-

gion. Thanks to the amazing staff, leadership, and members at the Legion, 100% of ticket proceeds and other donations will go directly to your local scouts. We are once again asking for the community’s support and generosity as we work to build this fundraiser as a core annual event in the Estes Valley, and something kids in scouting can depend on for generations to come. Join us as we serve a delicious dinner and learn about your local scouts.

Ticket prices are $20 for adults, $10 for children 12 and under, and $50 for our family special (2 adults and 2 children). Takeout options are available, just specify online or in your mail!

RSVP tickets can be purchased with a credit card online at Cash or check payments can be made by mail, made out to Estes Park Troop 8, to the following address:

Estes Park Troop 8

P.O. Box 3364

Estes Park, CO 80517

If you are interested in supporting Estes Park Troop 8, but are unable to join us for dinner, please consider making a general donation online or by sending your generosity in the mail.

Questions, comments, or concerns can be directed to Thank you and we hope you say hello when you see your scouts out in the community!

Chess Club Meets At Community Center Thursday Afternoons

The Chess Club is still here and still going strong! Nearly every week we have six to eight guys playing (three to four boards at a time). Most are pretty good players but beginners or learners are always welcome!

So drop in and join us, any Thursday afternoon in the lower level of the local Rec Center at 3:30 p.m. Anyone is welcome, just stop in and introduce yourself. No dues are required though our meeting facilities are not totally free –just ask at the front desk and they will help. Many of us are older and get benefits from Silver Sneakers, although that is not a requirement either.

If you have an interest you may contact us via phone – John Gintert at (720) 217-6677 or Michael Sisk at (970) 2275232.

Come on down and join us, new friends are always welcome!

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of the Lula W. Dorsey Museum. All are welcome - this event is free to the public!

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Estes Park Men’s 18 Hole Golf Association Kicking Off 2024 Golf Season

Welcoming New Members

The annual ritual between May and October is set to begin. For over 50 years it has marked the time of the year where old friends become reacquainted and new friends are made.

Beginning in May on every Monday morning through October approximately 80+ enthusiastic and excited men (boys) between the ages of 25-95 arrive at the Estes Park Golf Course eager to place their $5 into the weekly winnings pot that will be divided among the most skilled and luckiest golfers at the end of the day.

“Golf is the closest game to the game we call life. You get bad breaks from good shots, good breaks from bad shots – but you have to play where it lies.” — Bobby Jones

The Estes Park Men’s 18 Hole Golf Association (EPMGA) celebrated another successful year in 2023 while welcoming the most new members in a number of years. As of March 1, 2024 approximately 70 members have signed up which is about 20 more than last year at this time.

2023 Golf Season Highlights

• 18-Hole Club House Completed the Facelift - Improvements included new carpets, bar floors, front desk, displays, etc. while maintaining the mountain club house ambiance

• New Golf Course Irrigation SystemAfter nearly 50 years, the 18-Hole Golf Course completed the installation of the new irrigation system.

• Grand Lakes Home and Away – Estes Park enjoyed another victory in the “Mountain Challenge” Let’s keep it going in 2024.

• Welcomed Mother’s Cafe

Congratulations to All 2023 Tournament Winners

President’s Cup

Blue/White Division

1st Place-Scott Dorman

2nd Place-Tie-Bill Harms-Josh Tracy

Red/Yellow Division

1st Place-Tie-Dick Smith-Roger Galloway

2nd Place-Tie-Jim Toresdahl-John Tessler

Championship Match Play

1st Place – Austin Logan

2nd Place – Joe Coop

Senior Match Play

1st Place – Dave Clifton

2nd Place – Larry Nosbish

3rd Place – Steve Nagl

Net Match Play

1st Place – Paul Edens

2nd Place – Paul Besson

3rd Place – Stan Osborne

Earl Faulkner

1st Place – Paul Edens

2nd Place – Stan Osborne

Longs Peak Team Championship

1st Place – Robert Wilczek and Mike


2nd Place – Ron Little & Paul Besson

“To find a man’s true character, play golf with him.” — P.G. Wodehouse

Thanks go out to 2023 Board of Directors who guided the association through a very successful year:

John Tessler – President

Russ Schneider – Treasurer

Dick Smith, Drew Webb, Virgil Yarbrough

Stan Osborne, Steve Wirrig, Steve Poznic and John Copenhaver

Also, a special thanks to Austin Logan, Golf Operations Manager, Aaron Tulley, Assistant Golf Operations Manger and all their staff for supporting the EPMGA

“Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated; it satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is at the same time rewarding and maddening – and it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented.” — Arnold Palmer

Outlook for 2024

• The 18-hole course play begins Wednesday, May 1st and the EPMGA begins play on Monday, May 6 subject to weather conditions.

• The 2024 EPMGA Board: Stan Osborne – President

Russ Schneider – Treasurer

John Tessler, Steve Wirrig, Dick Smith, Drew Webb, Virgil Yarbrough, Steve Poznic, and John Copenhaver

Estes Park Men’s Golf Association would like to invite new members to join us for the 2024 golf season. There is an exciting schedule of events already planned for the upcoming year.

The shotgun 6-6-6 golf, lunch and annual meeting will be held in August. The annual Grand Lake/Estes Park home and away “Mountain Challenge” will take place on July 8th and 10th

The season schedule includes exciting weekly events: Low Net, One and TwoMan Scrambles, Two-Man Best Ball, Two Day Stroke Play Championship, Presidents Cup, Senior Match Play, Net Match Play, Champion Match Play, Annual 6-6-6 Day, Three Clubs and a Putter and the Annual Earl Faulkner and the Long’s Peak Team Championship.

For more details:

• Please contact – President - Stan Osborne at 806-438-8145 or

2024 Season Passes are on sale now and EPMGA applications are also available

Please contact below for more information:

• Austin Logan, PGA

Golf Operations Manager, 970-5868146 Ext.5,

• Aaron Tulley

Assistant Golf Operations Manager, 970-586-8146 Ext.4,

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The Blue Canyon Boys, known for their innovative original music and pitch-perfect vocal harmonies, will soon perform at Estes Park's American Legion Post 119 (850 North Saint Vrain Avenue).

The concert will take place on April 6 at 6:30 p.m. Advance tickets can be purchased at

After winning first place in the 2008 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Con-

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test, the Blue Canyon Boys went off at full tilt, taking the bluegrass circuit by storm, performing in illustrious venues across the country plus the occasional international festival.

This event is part of "Listening at the Legion," a budget minded concert series that brings nationally acclaimed music creators and performers to our little town. Please visit to learn more.

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Lady Psychiatrist's Booth, San Diego’s singer-songwriter/guitarist Ashley E. Norton and violinist/mandolinist/singer Stephanie Groot, will soon perform at Estes Park's American Legion Post 119 (850 North Saint Vrain Avenue). The concert will take place on April 20 at 6:30 p.m. Advance tickets can be purchased at

After five years on non-stop tours with their band Whitherward, the duo has paired off for multiple dates throughout

the SouthWest alongside their first studio project featuring Laura Hall from the hit TV show "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" There is also a new album on the way with music that ranges from comedy, creepiness and all heart.

This event is part of "Listening at the Legion, a budget minded concert series that brings nationally acclaimed music creators and performers to our little town. Please visit to learn more.

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Sampson, Max, Charlie Brown & Sweetie Pie

Seeking New, Loving Families


Sampson is 107 pounds of sweetness. This guy loves people, is good with other dogs (but not cats). He is a Great Pyrenees mix and about six years old. He is a gorgeous boy.

Sweetie Pie

Sweetie Pie is about 13 years old. He will probably do best as an only child as he doesn't really seem to like other cats or dogs. He has been through a lot but he’s finally settling in. He likes catnip, lounging in sunny spots and begging for treats. Sweetie Pie is declawed.

Charlie Brown

Charlie Brown is a sweet nine month old male mix who weighs about 40 pounds. He loves other dogs and is hoping you want to meet him and see what a cutie pie he is with his adorable underbite. He is crate trained and very gentle to walk on a leash.


Please call (970) 286-1652 if you’d like to meet or foster any of these special pets.

All pets are offered through the Pet Association of Estes Park, a non-profit organization that is your local humane society.

You can make a tax-deductible donation to the Pet Association by sending your check to P.O. Box 4342, Estes Park, CO 80517.

For more information about the Pet Association, please visit

Max is about six years old. He was in a rural shelter for over a year. While he was there this guy was pretty neglected and he is now loving the TLC he gets from his foster family. They say he is an easy boy to have around and he is good with other dogs. Max is a big guy at 90 pounds and would benefit from losing some weight. He currently does one zoomie when he is really happy and excited. He would be a great couch potato friend.

Congratulations To Joseph Lingenfelter

Joseph Lingenfelter completed the Level 1 Equipment Managers Certification (EMCP) on March 6th, 2024. The EMCP is a series of exams administered through the Golf Course Superintendent’s Association of America that is designed to demonstrate proficiency in key areas related to turf equipment, tractors and utility vehicles.

John Feeney, District Maintenance Manager and Golf Course Superintendent for the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District commented, “Joseph is one of only ten golf course equipment managers in Colorado to have Level 1 certification. His hard work and dedication keeps the districts equipment running smoothly.”

The District would like to congratulate Lingenfelter for his accomplishments and certifications and appreciate his contributions to our golf courses!

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What’s Happening At The Estes Valley Library

Mondays - Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Fridays & Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sundays, 1 - 5 p.m.


Ⓡ: Registration required. Visit to sign up.


The Foods, People, & Innovations

That Feed Us: Smithsonian Curator

Paula J. Johnson Ⓡ

Tuesday, April 2, 12 - 1 p.m., online

Smithsonian American Table is a sweeping history of food and culture, and Paula J. Johnson, curator and project director of the American Food History Project, will discuss several stories featured in the volume during this virtual program. Presented with the Library Speakers Consortium and Smithsonian Institution Collaboration.



Please note: Open crafts are self-guided programs with instructions and supplies provided. Drop in and create something special!

Buttons & Magnets

Friday, March 22, 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Makerspace

Bring in art or photos, cut out images from magazines, or use any of our pre-made templates to create buttons and magnets with Tecre 1.25” and 3” machines.

Scented Jar Candles

Monday, March 25, 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Makerspace

Heat wax, add essential oils, and include a wick to

make your own jarred candles.

Gnome Plushies

Tuesday, March 26, 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Makerspace

Use soft and fuzzy supplies to create a cozy, snuggly friend.

Tree of Life

Wednesday, March 27, 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Makerspace

Learn how to make wire jewelry, then fashion your own Tree of Life pendant or wall accessory.

Crystal Prisms

Thursday, March 28, 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Makerspace

Create a decorative prism that will refract light when placed in the sun.

Bath Bombs

Friday, March 29, 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Makerspace

Make your own fizzy bath bomb, perfect for turning your tub into an at-home spa experience.


Tech Help with Digital Navigators of Larimer County

Wednesday, March 27, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Dream Study Room

Thursday, March 28, 1 - 7:30 p.m., Dream Study Room

Schedule an appointment and build your digital skills, including using your smartphone, accessing websites and accounts online, online communications, and more. Presented by AmeriCorps service members.

Brainfuse Résumé Workshop Ⓡ

Wednesday, March 27, 3 - 4 p.m., online

Feeling frustrated with your résumé?

Learn how to craft a document that gets noticed with this free workshop from Brainfuse Job Now, a resource provided by the Library. Recommended for adults and teens.

Mental Health & Our Youth:

A Living Room Conversation Ⓡ

Salud Mental y Los Jóvenes: Conversación de Sala

Wednesday, April 3, 1 - 2:30 p.m., Estes Park High School Miércoles, 3 de abril, 12:30 p.m., Escuela Secundaria de Estes Park

From opportunities to barriers, let’s discuss how we can support mental health and our community’s youth. De desafíos a oportunidades, discutamos cómo podemos apoyar la salud mental y los jóvenes. Presented with Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership.


Voter Registration Drive

Thursday, April 4, 12 - 2 p.m., Library Atrium

The League of Women Voters of Estes Park will be on hand to help with voter registration, important election dates, and other infor-

mation about voting in Estes Park and Colorado.


Book vs. Movie Club: The Lorax Ⓡ

Saturday, March 30, 1 - 3 p.m., Hondius Room

Book or movie—which did you like best? We’ll discuss the book, then watch the movie adaptation. Snacks and drinks provided.

Lego Club: Make a Robot Ⓡ

Saturday, March 30, 3 - 4 p.m., Hondius Room

Explore different building and engineering challenges with Legos. This month we’ll be building robots.

Artwork Wednesday: Color a Plant Pot

Wednesday, April 3, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m., Makerspace

Use sharpies and markers to decorate a small terracotta pot, then choose a plan to take home and nurture!

Teen Advisory Council Ⓡ

Thursday, April 4, 6 - 7 p.m., Hondius Room

Monthly meeting for tweens and teens (ages 11-18) who would like to recommend ideas for library programming, design for future teen space, and collection purchases for their age group.


Library Storytimes

Babies: Thurs., Fri., & Sat. at 10 a.m.

Preschoolers: Thurs., Fri., & Sat. at 10:30 a.m.

Read to Therapy Dog Heidi: Thurs., March 28 at 11 a.m.

Read to Therapy Dog Bo: Thurs., April 4 at 11 a.m.

Read to Therapy Dog Annie: Sat., April 6 at 11 a.m.

Wagon Parade & Animal Crafts

Saturday, April 6, 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., Hondius Room

Kick off Estes Grows Readers and Month of the Young Child! Come for Baby Storytime at 10 a.m. and Storytime at 10:30 a.m., then stick around for a wagon parade, crafts, and reading to a therapy dog. Presented in partnership with EVICS (Estes Valley Investment in Childhood Success); full details at


Intro to 3D Modeling Ⓡ

Tuesday, March 26, 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Learn TinkerCAD and receive an introduction to parametric and mesh modeling basics.


Cliffhanger Used Books

Cliffhanger Used Books, located next to the Post Office, is operated by the Friends of the Library Foundation, offering gently-used books, movies, and music at discount prices. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Join us on April for cake in celebration of Cliffhanger’s 5th birthday!


Ⓡ: Registration required. Visit to sign up.

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Local Students Portray Historical Characters During 9th Annual Young Chautauqua Club

This February and March, the Fireside Theater at the Estes Valley Library was filled with dozens of student performers, dressed in costume, who brought the past to life during the 9th annual Young Chautauqua Club.

They each presented a first-person monologue as their chosen, notable historical figure, after months of weekly research sessions studying the “characters” in depth. Young Chautauqua Club is led by local school teacher (and annual program facilitator) Katherine Dumont.

After their monologue, students took questions from the audience in character, and finished by sharing insights from their perspective as the researcher and performer.

“The presentations are impressive,” commented Melanie Kozlowski, Children’s Librarian at the Estes Valley Library. “I especially enjoy the unscripted question-and-answer segment because of its engaging nature between the presents and the audience.”

Young Chautauqua is made possible through the Friends of the Library Foundation.

Congratulations to these hardworking students for their excellent portrayals!

● Cameron as Anne Sullivan

● Lela as Mary Blair

● McKenna as Annie Jones, the Bearded Lady

● Katherine as Maria Mitchell

● Cora as Margaret Thatcher

● Mya as Mary Shelley

● Casey as Sylvia Earle

● Landry as Queen Elizabeth

● Carrie as Elizabeth Burgin

● Geneva as Alexine Tinne

● Bethy as Dian Fossey

● Emmett as Dr. Seuss

● Thomas as Benedict Arnold

● Ben as Thomas Andrews

● Gabe as Robert C. Reamer

● Nora as Isabella Bird

● Aria R. as Margaret Brown

● Aria V. as Malala Yousafzai

● Inaya as Princess Fawzia Fuad of Egypt

● Summer as Amelia Earhart

● Isabella as Helen Keller

● Noemi as Jane Goodall

● Camille as Rachel Carson

● Addy as Mary Edwards Walker

● Kaitlyn as Mary Anning

● Anderson as Jacques Cousteau

● Tavin as Elvis Presley

● Ellie as Katherine the Great

● Jacob as Enos Mills

Free Tech Help Courtesy Of The Estes Valley Library

Need help developing your digital skills? Stop by the Estes Valley Library for a visit with one of Larimer County’s Digital Navigators!

Sponsored by AmeriCorps and as part of a regional partnership with Loveland Public Library, Digital Navigators are trained to work one-onone with community members to identify and achieve digital literacy goals.

Participants can learn skills like accessing and using social media, communicating via email and video channels, navigating the internet, using Microsoft Office and/or Google applications, and much more.

Residents of the Estes Valley are invited to drop in between 1–7:30 p.m.

every Wednesday and Thursday. No appointment is required, but if preferred, participants can book a timeslot by visiting

All Digital Navigator services are free and no question is too basic. Patrons can visit with Digital Navigators more than once! Bring your smartphone or laptop, or if you’re in the market for a new device, learn how to research and select the right one for you.

If you’re the techy type and interested in becoming a Digital Navigator, positions are still available to serve communities in and around Estes Park. Learn about this opportunity, and more about all Digital Navigator services, at

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Tavin McGill (Elvis Presley) with Mrs. Dumont. Ben Hocker as Thomas Andrews. Bethy Hocker as Dian Fossey.

While there has been, through the years, some controversy about the actual time in the year that Jesus’ resurrection took place, having been set…by men…many years ago, the important thing is that it took place. It is so special for people who are reaching an advanced stage in their lives…and there are many of us in Estes Park. Wise Solomon described the gradual decline of our health and mobility in our ‘last days’. In Ecclesiastes 12:1-5, he describes many of us…failing eyesight, trembling hands, weak leg strength, fading hearing, fears, hair turning white (in some of us…turning loose). You get the point. Can you identify? Finally, he shares the inevitable: “Then man goes to his eternal home and mourners go about the streets.” “It is appointed unto man once to die, then the judgment”, says Hebrews 9:27. As that day approaches, Easter becomes even more important, both for the deceased and the ‘mourners that go about the streets.’

The Apostle Paul ran into this in the Thessalonian church. They had so many questions as Paul addressed the Lord’s return…questions that it would be good for all to ponder…about their future and that of others. And those answers were all dependent upon the fact that “Jesus died and rose again”. The church in Corinth also wrestled with these questions, so Paul reminded them: “Of first importance: that Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures, and, that He was buried, and that He was raised the third day…‘Easter happened’…according to the Scriptures.” (I Cor. 15:3-4) And then he proceeded to describe the situation…and our plight…if that ‘raising’ never took place. Let’s break down his very real, but unacceptable…to all believers…conclusions.

First, of course, it all hinged on Jesus’ resurrection…which would be nonsense if what some were teaching was true. But all evidence and many witnesses testified that He did rise the third day. That leads to the second reality, that our faith would be vain. Many have grown up believing in that resurrection…millions celebrating Easter for centuries. But, says Paul, that is useless, if Christ wasn’t raised. As C.S. Lewis, one who formerly didn’t believe in Jesus, discovered in his research and subsequent conversion, “Jesus was either a liar, a lunatic, or the Lord”. Certainly, because of the reality of Easter, He’s proven to be Lord…mine and, hopefully, yours. Thirdly, Paul reminds them, that if there is no resurrection, their loved ones who have died are lost. Monte, a dear Canadian friend of mine, was dying of Cancer. His last weakly-spoken words to me, as I left to come back to the States, were: “See you on the other side!” And he will…unless there is no Easter! How horrible for the many who do not honor this great celebration and event with the anticipation of seeing their loved one again! To get the feel of this, perhaps you can, in your minds-eye, go to the gravesites of loved ones you’ve lost and mourned in the past, and visualize them like creatures that have no eternal soul…‘being, like Rover, dead all over’. Unlike animals that God created, man is different! “God breathed into man’s nostrils the breath of life and man became a living soul!” (Gen. 2:8) Paul said that man is unique, having ‘spirit and soul, and body’. (I Thes. 5:23) Lastly, Paul says that if there is no Easter, then people who have hoped for such, are “of all people most to be pitied”, because we will have lived a life of delusion. But, shouts Paul and many other witnesses, triumphantly, “Christ has indeed been raised!” heralding that we will all experience the same. Sadly, the Bible is clear that such will not promise the same joyful experience to all. Daniel says: “Some to everlasting life, others to everlasting contempt.” (Dan. 12:3)

I want the ‘life’, the ‘joy’, the ‘eternity in the presence of God, Christ, and all the redeemed’, free from all pain, sickness, loss. And you do too! So, we celebrate Easter.

Fiber Internet Increases Home Values

Fiber Internet Increases Home Values

Move over kitchens and bathrooms–fiber has moved up on the must-have list for homebuyers. Now more than ever before, people want to work, learn, and access telehealth applications from home. Modern lifestyles require modern internet powered by a fiber network. In fact, a 2023 study showed that fiber-delivered internet access could increase a home’s value by almost 5%. On average, U.S. consumers would require a 4.9% decrease in price for a non-fiber home, a 3.2% decrease for a non-fiber condo, and a 12.8% decrease for a non-fiber apartment.

What’s the Data Saying?

The Fiber Broadband Association’s (FBA) 2023 consumer research study highlights that fiber is no longer just a bonus–it’s a necessity. U.S. consumers rated high-quality broadband as the second most important amenity in a home, just after a laundry room. Nearly twothirds of all consumers consider fiber to be the best internet service delivery method in terms of speed and reliability. Beyond that, there is an increasing body of research linking investment in broadband networks with accelerated economic performance. Communities with fast and reliable fiber networks often exhibit higher rates of per capita GDP.

Fast and Reliable Internet for Remote Workers

Not only is the Internet a prime source of communication and entertainment, but it’s also essential for the American white-collar workforce. With over 40% of Americans working remotely fulltime or part-time as of June 2023, fast, secure, and reliable internet has become an invaluable asset. Remote workers favor fiber internet because cable internet can be significantly slower and far less reliable than fiber. Cable internet speeds typically range from 10-250 Mbps for downloads and 5-50 Mbps for uploads. Fiber internet, however, can provide 250-1,000 Mbps for both downloads and

uploads—a critical benefit for those looking to use video conferencing tools at home.

The Future of Fiber

Even those who don’t work from home are more likely to want high-speed internet for telehealth applications than they were a few years ago. Five times more patients utilize telehealth services now than before the COVID-19 pandemic, and that number is expected to increase.

Thankfully, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) $42 billion Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program is working to catch up to consumers’ needs. According to the FBA, the amount of fiber deployed over the next five years will nearly match the total amount of fiber that has been deployed throughout history.

The Bottom Line

Ultimately, better broadband equals increased property values, more opportunities for remote work, and enhanced access to digital services like telehealth and streaming. And, of course, better opportunities yield innovation. Increased access to fiber promotes job creation, upward mobility, entrepreneurship, expanding local businesses, and attracting new ones. Fiber brings massive benefits to communities, so it’s no wonder fiber increases individual home values too! To learn more about fiber availability at your home, contact Trailblazer Broadband today. We’d love to get you connected.

Trailblazer Broadband is municipally owned and is Estes Park’s only locally supported high-speed broadband service provided over fiber optic lines. For more information, contact Trailblazer Broadband at or (970)577-3770. More Trailblazer news is available at and

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March 22 – March 28

Free Old-Time Music Concert

Tuesday, March 26 At Noon

Everyone is invited to attend a free concert with the Restless Spirit Winter Band from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, at the Estes Park Senior Citizens Center (EPSCC), 1760 Olympian Lane. Light refreshments are provided. Feel free to bring your lunch or order ahead (see below).

Enjoy a variety of lively, foot-stomping music from Old-time to Ragtime and more! Nancy Maple and Nan Lederer together comprise Restless Spirit. Under that umbrella, not only do they lead the Restless Spirit Winter Band, but they also lead groups playing Celtic music (in their band Celtic Spirit) and Contra Dance music. Restless Spirit Winter Band members are Nancy and Nan playing fiddles, Teri on piano, Jerry on standup bass and Joe on guitar. Be prepared to tap your feet and enjoy some fun tunes!

Restless Spirit has played previously for the EPSCC, and we always look forward to having them back again. They per-

form locally at Snowy Peaks Winery and on the patio by the pond at Coffee on the Rocks, as well as at private house parties and concerts. They recently performed at Estes Park’s Twisted Griffin Irish Pub for St. Paddy’s Day. If you are interested in having them perform at your upcoming event, private or public, contact Nancy Maple at 970-443-2415 or

For the concert, you are welcome to bring your lunch or pre-purchase a hot meal. Place your order before 1:00 p.m. on Monday, March 25. For this event, the Senior Center will be serving Shepherd’s Pie with a homemade biscuit. The cost of the meal is $7 for EPSCC members and $10 for non-members. If you become an EPSCC member for just $35 per year, you will not only enjoy meal discounts but also gain access to all the amazing activities. For more information about the EPSCC or to order a meal for the presentation, please call the Senior Center at (970) 581-2195.

Meet The Staff At EPHS

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Our new Assistant Principal at EPHS is John Wahler, who has been involved in our school district for quite some time. Last summer he was creating bonds with students outside of school as he was very busy as the Assistant Manager for the Lake Estes Marina.

Isabella Perugini is the English Language Development Teacher for Estes Park High School. Her primary job is to teach English to our students whose first language is something other than English. She has been

Estes Park Senior Citizens Center Menu

Mar 25 – 29

Monday, Mar 25 Chicken Cordon Bleu w/ Roasted Potatoes & vegetables

Tuesday, Mar 26 Shepherd’s Pie (mashed potatoes, beef, gravy & vegetables) w/ Homemade Biscuit

Wednesday, Mar 27 Swiss Mushroom Burger w/ Potato Salad

Thursday, Mar 28 Chicken Primavera w/ Pasta, garlic bread & side salad

Friday, Mar 29 Shrimp Basket (8 fried) w/ Homemade Chips & soup of the day

Apr 1 – 5

Monday, Apr 1 Breakfast Croissant (scrambled eggs w/ cheese topped with ham), Hashbrowns & fruit

Tuesday, Apr 2 Mexican Platter (beef taco in corn shell, bean burrito topped w/ pork green chili & cheesy quesadilla) w/ refried beans

Wednesday, Apr 3 Monte Cristo Sandwich (ham, turkey, swiss & cheddar cheese on TX toast) w/ Potato Salad

Thursday, Apr 4 Spaghetti w/ Meatballs, garlic bread & side salad

Friday, Apr 5 Tilapia (4 oz) w/ Loaded Baked Potato Casserole & soup of the day

Meals are $7 for current 2024 EP Senior Citizens Center members and are by reservation only. (Or 3 meals for $20; use pre-paid meal tickets.) Exact cash or check payment required. 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 and leave a detailed message. Pre-paid meal tickets and membership forms are available at the Estes Park Senior Citizens Center located at 1760 Olympian Lane.

The Center is OPEN Monday thru Friday 10 – 1

TriFit M-W-F 10:30-11:15 AM; Circuit Balance Class Mondays 1-1:45 PM

Fluid Movement & Balance Class Tuesdays 10:30-11:15 AM

Yoga Thursdays 10:15-11:15 AM

Mahjong Tuesdays 10 – 2; Board Games 2nd & 4th Wednesdays 11:30-1:30

Live Music & Presentations Tuesday @ 12:00 – 1:30 (TBA)

Two Bridge Groups: 1st, 3rd, & 5th Wednesday of the month & Every Thursday 12:30 - 4 PM

Reserved Meals-to-Go delivered to your vehicle or EAT at the Senior Citizens Center Check out our website: or call for the latest information

working on building protocols and classroom norms across the school to better meet the needs of our students.

She said, “Many of our students are coming to us with gaps in their education and have a hard time adjusting to school once they get here.” She fights for the needs of our students everyday, coordinates tutoring and will soon be taking on the role of Reading Interventionist.

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EPHS Swim & Dive Teams Thank Supporters For A Fantastic Season!

The 2023/2024 High School Girls Swim and Dive team want to send out a big thank you to those in the community that made their season a success! From the swim team, a tremendous thank you goes to Frank Ferree for coming in on his own time to assist a relatively young team with some basic but key skills. The dive team also had some assistance from Jen Maley who stepped in to coach the second half of the season. From the

Nirmala Guvaju 12th Grade

Congratulations to Nirmala Guvaju, the Estes Park High School Student of the Week for Friday, March 22, 2024.

Nirmala is the daughter of Prem Guvaju and Nanda Gurung.

At EPHS, she is a member of HOSA Club (President), Key Club (Treasurer), Youth in Action, National Honor Society and cross country. Her favorite class is chemistry. She earned a varsity letter for cross country, a letter in academics, and was in the Top 10 in Medical Assisting at the HOSA (future health professionals) State Conference 2024.

Outside of school, she likes to paint, go on runs and hikes.

A place she would love to visit is Europe because of its historical sites, architecture and rich culture. Her favorite positive quote is "Welcome the possibilities whispered to you, as they hold seeds of greatness

Doing Without

Continuing about social sustainability, we progress onward from the opioid crisis and the disenfranchised segment of our society (or, more accurately, those who believe they are so) to the most prevalent threat to today’s civilization, the case of have versus have not.

Estes (Valley-wide) is an unusual community, striving to care for our residents in times of emergency. Crossroads does an amazing job of short-term care, but even they must set limits in order to be able to offer care to everyone in need. We have 97 active non-profits here, staffed largely, but not entirely, by retirees that expend every effort to be certain that everyone is safely fed, cared for, housed, educated and encouraged. Winter months especially, very few families are living in tents or in cars.

week times 50 weeks/year equals a total income of $16,000/year or $1333.34/month. Following the calculation used by the term “affordable” (30% for housing), leaves $400/month to cover rent (or house payment) in 2014. Yes, two or three jobs seems appropriate. Today’s minimum yields $28,840/year or $$721/month for housing. The Larimer County Living Wage estimate is 24.62 per hour, leaving $1000 a month for housing. Still, more than one full time job is needed to support a family home. So childcare is a necessary addition to expense – and not always available. We lose valuable members of the community because they must go where services exist.

community, the team wants to thank those businesses that supported them by providing meals before meets and assisted with the end of year banquet including Poppy’s, Himalayan Curry & Kebob, Flavors of the Rockies, El MexKal and La Cocina de Mama. Also, community member Wendy Koenig and Chad Stoltz, MD for helping to fund the banquet. Thank you to all these amazing individuals and businesses for supporting our local team.

ready to grow." She said “This is my favorite quote because it means to be open to new opportunities and ideas as they might lead to something amazing. Just like seeds, those possibilities have the potential to grow into something great, if given a chance.”

The best piece of advice she has ever received is to not believe everything you hear. It's always wise to be cautious and verify things before you blindly accept them.

After high school she plans on going to college to attain her Nursing degree.

Nevertheless, some children, even in our small Estes Valley community, do not have sufficient family income. Their parents must make serious choices between food and medical care, for the children and for themselves. Small children get left at home in the care of older, but not old enough, siblings – so that both parents, or all too often one single parent, can work more than one job. Overtime generally means that one person cannot work more than 40 hours a week – for one job. I remember how shocked I was that three jobs was considered the norm, nine years ago. The joke, “What do you call a person with two jobs in Estes Park?” had a serious answer, “Underemployed.” Of course that was shortly after the 2013 flood. Those whose jobs had not washed away were glad they could go to work, yet still worried about what could happen when they were not home.

We are better off now. Colorado minimum wage has nearly doubled from the $7.25 it was in 2013. ($7.25 was, and is still, the USA federal minimum.) In 2014, Colorado went to $8.00 per hour and has gone up every year since. Today, the Colorado minimum wage is $14.42. The current living wage for Larimer County has been established at $24.52 and the average wage in Estes Park is $27.76 per hour. That is quite a discrepancy.

Eight dollars/hour times a 40-hour

Of course, inflation and wage increases are closely tied. Higher wages means higher costs – for everything. The median household income in Estes varies depending upon the study read but is consistently over $60,000/year. That figure trends upward as more residents work in the Estes Valley (or, conversely, as more Estes workers live here). A higher income means that more families, at higher wages, qualify for housing and childcare assistance. However, with the rise in interest, insurance, property taxes, repairs, utilities, communication fees, and waste disposal, those housing costs are on the rise.

“Homelessness” does not always mean living in a tent. Often multiple families may share a home, and the expenses. Parents live with adult children. Adult children live with parents. Friends live with friends. These are safe situations, but still count as homeless on official paperwork.

The term “have-not” is defined as “without wealth, social standing or other material benefits.” The haves and the have-nots do not have different goals in life. The have-nots are not more lazy or less ethical than the haves. The difference is quite often as simple as a medical diagnosis, a flood, a fire, a jobloss. Today, calamities happen more often. In the 11-plus years I have lived in Estes, we have had a flood, a fire evacuation and a pandemic. What is around the next corner? There, but for the grace of god, go I.

Agree? Disagree? Comments? Suggestions?

Estes Park Needs New Leadership

To The Citizens of Estes Park, I am writing to express my support and my vote for Mark Igel for Town Board Trustee.

Mark is a longtime outstanding citizen of our community, as a father, firefighter, paramedic and businessman.

Estes Park needs Mark’s leadership, voice of reason, and sound judgement on our Town Board. In addition to bringing years of community service and real work experience, if elected to the Town Board, Mark brings integrity, trustworthiness and the experience of a successful business owner, and a thorough understanding of the issues and challenges Estes Park faces now and in the future. He is not afraid to ask the

tough questions or answer them.

The Town Board needs people like Mark who are able to listen to and engage the citizens of our community, as their elected official, and not just sit above it, behind closed doors.

Estes Park needs new leadership and this election is the opportunity to usher it in. With Mark’s dedication to Estes Park, sound judgement and much needed humility on the Town Board, I can’t think of anyone better to represent our citizens and residents of Estes Park.

Vote for Mark Igel.


Brian Denning, Longtime resident and businessman

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Superintendent Council Inspires Perseverance In EPSD Students Through Alex Sheen's Visit

committing to being on time every day for class, was a testament to the impact of Alex's message.”

Mica Bertucci and Gaby Acedo felt a profound sense of pride as they reflected on the group's achievement in realizing their goal of bringing Alex to speak to the students.

Kenneth Cromer and Oliver Tapia Villegas also shared their observations, noting the inspirational effect on students and Alex’s ability to resonate with the audience, further underscoring the event’s success.

On Monday, March 11, the Superintendent Council, in partnership with the Estes Park Education Foundation (EPEF), had the honor of hosting Alex Sheen, founder of Because I Said I Would, for a presentation to middle and high school students. This initiative was sparked by the profound impact of Alex’s talk at the Colorado Association of School Boards (CASB) conference in December, which left students and Board of Education members deeply inspired. Driven by Alex's powerful messages of resilience, perseverance, and the importance of keeping promises, the group was eager to extend his inspirational insights to a wider audience within the student community.

Consequently, students from grades 612 gathered in the high school auditorium on March 11 to hear Alex’s transformative message. The event had a significant and lasting positive impact, with students leaving equipped with promise cards, a tangible commitment to bettering themselves and their community.

Sophie Kamprath, Chairwoman of the Superintendent Council, remarked on the event's tangible outcomes: “Seeing a student give a promise card to a teacher,

The Superintendent Council, under the leadership of Superintendent Bode, focuses on amplifying student voices and fostering a positive school environment. Their initiatives, including the Cat Chats for engaging discussions, the Cat Chat Podcast to broaden student perspectives, and various school events, highlight their dedication to enhancing the educational experience. These efforts underscore the Council's role in not only bringing motivational speakers like Alex Sheen to the student body but also in actively contributing to the school and community's positive development.

To The Editor:

Barbara MacAlpine has been a Town Trustee for the last four years. I am pleased that she decided to run for Mayor because I think that the Mayor should have prior experience on our Town Board. Membership experience enhances leadership.

I attend most Town Board meeting because I like knowing where the Town is going and how we plan to get there. There are nuances in person that are not seen online. Barbara impressed me from the start. She obviously reads the entire packet for every meeting, probably a result of her career as a librarian. She does her research, and, as a result, asks poignant questions, and even, sometimes, notices small things like a substitute word

that enhances the meaning. Barbara participates in discussion and is eloquent in explaining her position, which sometimes agrees with the majority and sometimes does not, but she is strong in supporting Board decisions as we move forward.

Barbara is welcoming and enthusiastic. She appeals to all age groups and strata of the population. Her interests and concerns span housing, childcare, education, transportation, ecological challenges, and economic sustainability, as well as art, culture, environment, and visitors. I am looking forward to her term as Mayor and I encourage you to join me in voting for Barbara MacAlpine.

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Superintendent Ruby Bode and members of the Superintendent Council – Oliver Tapia Villegas, Gaby Acedo, Sophie Kamprath, Kenneth Cromer, and Mica Bertucci – with Alex Sheen, founder of Because I Said I Would.
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EVICS Is Re-Energized For 2024 And Celebrating Month Of The Young Child

EVICS Family Resource Center has been delivering programs and services to local children and families for almost 20 years. As needs have grown and evolved, so has EVICS. The core of our mission to ensure all children have the best start in life remains and is energized by the understanding that the health and wellbeing of a family depends on the health and well-being of each individual member. To support all members of the family, EVICS has grown our programs and services. Alongside parent education, a robust tuition assistance program, connection to essential needs, early literacy and school readiness programs; EVICS delivers op-

port children and families. We deliver services and programs through this mission toward a vision that Estes Valley is a community where children thrive and families prosper.

EVICS has always flexed to respond to real needs that make a lasting and direct impact. This looks different since starting out as a child care scholarship organization that now serves over 1200 individuals each year through a broad variety of programs and services.. We are honored to be one of four organizations in the state of Colorado nominated for the El Pomar Award of Excellence, recognizing our exceptional service to children and families.

portunities for all members of the family to learn new skills, explore enrichment activities, and feel empowered to self-advocate.

If you’ve heard me talk about EVICS then you’ve likely heard me describe the experience individuals have here and that they are not met with a clipboard in hand; instead, our highly skilled staff engages in conversation and builds an authentic relationship. This framework of service delivery focuses on identifying existing strengths and providing support alongside someone to build upon those strengths. EVICS is connected to the people we serve which allows us to respond authentically and efficiently making long term impact throughout the community.

In 2023, the staff and Board of Directors of EVICS took time to reflect on the rapid growth of services and the organization, overall, through a strategic planning process. We learned so much about the impact of our services and adopted four guiding values to direct our work: support, inclusivity, community, and trust. These values help determine future growth and keep us aligned with our mission, which also changed slightly to reflect the expanded scope of services of EVICS Family Resource Center : To provide services that strengthen and sup-

This recognition and the feedback from those we serve confirms EVICS Family Resource CEnter is rooted confidently by our mission and values. We are energized for 2024 by this recognition and the feedback from those we serve. This April EVICS will celebrate Month of the Young Child, highlighting the importance of ensuring children have the best start in life, as well as sharing more about EVICS Family Resource Center, our goals for 2024, and the lasting impact of supporting children and families in our community.

EVICS is committed to being accessible and responsive to the needs of the community and the people we serve. Whatever your question or concern may be, we encourage you to reach out to us. We look forward to hearing from you!

You can reach EVICS Family Resource Center at (970) 586-3055, If you have a question or need assistance, one of our staff members will be happy to help you over the phone. You can also send us an email at Email is a great option if you have a question or need assistance outside of our office hours. If you prefer to contact us in person, you can visit our office at 112 Graves Avenue, Unit A. Our office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Friday, March 22, 2024 « 27 523 SAINT VRAIN LANE, ESTES PARK CALL/TEXT 970-231-8570 1042 Lexington Lane ‐ $1,095,000 Main Residence + Guest Suite + ADU CHRISTIAN COLLINET

Our “Jerusalem” Moments

One of the great” equalizers” in humanity is that we will all experience hard, gut wrenching, heart pounding, tear jerking, mind perplexing, faith stretching stuff in our life journey. No matter one’s status, everyone eventually experiences personal, family or career challenges that will come pressing in, potentially hitting us like a Mac truck. This truth is part of our human experience, and in some way, connects us regardless us of our differences. As fractured and divided our world is, I still believe we can find common ground in our struggle.

Sometimes part of our struggle in volves a critical or even life and death decision that has to be made. In that moment there is no option to defer, ignore or deny. A decision must be made and YOU have to make it. Often, that kind of decision includes sacrificing something. I call these our “Jerusalem” moments. I’ll explain in a second.

Special Warfare Opera

tor 1st Class Christopher Chambers and Special Warfare Operator 2nd Class Nathan Gage, both Navy Seals, were on a mission the night of January 11, 2024. The Seal Team was seizing a vessel illegally transporting advanced lethal aid from Iran to resupply Houthi forces in Yemen. One of the Seals, attempting to board the vessel fell into rough seas. The other dove in after the first before they disappeared into the darkness. Both Navy Seals were lost at sea. This type of selfless courage is hard for us to get our heads around but I rest easier knowing it still exists. In a split second, the fellow Seal never hesitated to risk or sacrifice his life attempting to save his buddy. That, my friends, is a “Jerusalem” moment.

welcome Him as a conquering king only to shout for Him to be crucified within a few days. He would be betrayed by one of His disciples, falsely arrested, flogged, beaten unmercilessly and finally hung on a cross to die a tortuous death.

But here’s the deal. It was not the nails that held Jesus to that wretched cross. It was His unqualified resolution, out of love for His Father and His love for us.

You see, when Jesus stood outside the walls of Jerusalem, his willingness to embrace His “Jerusalem” moment was driven by his incomprehensible love for us. Jesus knew His “Jerusalem” moment included laying down His own life as a sacrifice for our sins. There is no word in any language capable of describing how Jesus was able to do what he did and why. We choose one anyway. It’s called love.

There’s never a Saturday at Men on Fire where Jesus’ selfless act of love is not part of our consciousness and hearts. Everything we do is about growing in our personal relationship with Him so that we can more effectively live out the lives God calls us to live as men. Together, as diverse as we are, we find strength in our common goal to become better dads, husbands, brothers and leaders in our families, churches and community. It’s a journey, a process and we’d love to have you join us.

As Jesus stood outside Jerusalem on that day we now call Palm Sunday, He knew exactly what He was facing. It was His “Jerusalem” moment. People would

Men on Fire meets Saturday’s, 8:00 a.m. at the American Legion. In addition to awesome fellowship, come grab a delicious breakfast burrito, donut and hot coffee all for whatever you can donate. We’ve got plenty of guys who have gone through multiple “Jerusalem” moments and most likely you have too. In fact, you may be staring at one right now. It might not be life or death or require a significant sacrifice. But any super hard choice where one is deciding to press through it qualifies. If that’s the case Men on Fire is the right place. See you Saturday.

Estes Park Special Olympics

Tuesday Bowling Fun

Estes Park Special Olympics organizers are hosting bowling fun at the Bull Pin, 555 S. St. Vrain Ave. on Tuesdays from 3:30-5 p.m. All ages are welcome to participate.

For more information, contact Audri Smith at 970-451-3762 or email

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March Woman's Club Wrap Up

We enjoyed a wonderful Easter themed lunch catered by the Big Horn at the Landing. What a beautiful venue to get together and share our fellowship before the epic storm that was to follow! We had the pleasure of finding out about the upcoming Duck Race from Karen Thompson and Lucky Duck. EPWC will be able to raise funds from all the ducks purchased that name the Estes Park Woman's Club as the beneficiary. Get ready to participate in this exciting event.

The EPWC has started a series of small group events that have been very successful. Two of the most recent events were Margaritas and Appetizers at Judy Schaefer's with a presentation by Dawn Wilson on winter wildlife.

Another was Brunch and Natural Dyes and Silk Ties to make stunning dyed eggs at Diane Palmer's. These small events

let you get to know members of the club in unique and fun settings! Keep checking on upcoming events that you might wish to participate in.

Our program featured Kara Franker, CEO of the Estes Park Visitor Center. It was amazing to find out how many visitors the staff and volunteers help to navigate their visit to Estes every year especially during the summer months. Truly an amazing service to our town.

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, April 10th at Mother's Cafe. Our program will feature Julie Watkins,CEO of the YMCA of the Rockies. Please remember advance reservations are needed to attend the lunch and program at We hope that you will be able to join us!

Free Tax Preparation Service At The Estes Valley Library

Now through April 13, volunteers from the AARP Tax Aide program are once again offering free income tax preparation with electronic filing of federal and Colorado returns.

Appointments can be made through the Library in person or by calling 970586-8116 or by visiting

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Easy (And Fun) Ways To Support Crossroads Ministry

“We are so very grateful to you and Crossroads for being willing to pay for our car repairs. We were really concerned. We had no way of getting our car fixed. We had no money. We prayed and had others praying for a miracle,

and God brought you to our rescue. We will never be able to thank you enough.

God sees this and will reward you and this ministry a hundred fold. You are such a blessing to us. We’re so grateful for you. God bless you abundantly!”

This was from a couple who rarely ever ask for any financial assistance, but when their only mode of transportation came to a stop, they wanted to share

their situation with us. They were not expecting us to take care of everything, but just how things worked out, we were able to do it this time due to some generous donors. When people give to Crossroads it makes a big difference in the lives of people in our community. We appreciate every person who chooses to send money our way to take good care of our neighbors.


April 1 through May 31, we have our Neighbors in Need Challenge going on where we have the opportunity to raise over $200,000, if we can get everyone to give a little towards the matching dollars that we have available. Give $100 and it will turn into $200! Of course, any amount is greatly appreciated. We would be over-the-moon if we could get everyone reading this to participate. I hope you consider joining us in this!

Another QUACKY way you can support the work we’re doing is to Adopt a few Ducks for the Duck Race. Let’s make sure our neighbors stay afloat during the stormy times of life.

Urges A Vote For Issue 1A

To The Editor:

I write this letter in support of Town Ballot Issue 1A, continuing the 1% sales tax. This proposed extension will provide maintenance and repair to our community’s infrastructure and mitigate some of our greatest risks.

Property owners who received 2023 tax bills saw that two of lowest taxing districts are the Town of Estes Park (1.37 mills) and Estes Valley Fire Protection District (2.069 mills). The revenue from 1A will benefit fire mitigation programs, stormwater infrastructure, streets, and trails maintenance/expansion. These items add to our quality of life, support increased property values, and minimize exposure to risks of fire and flooding, protecting life, property, and actively investing in the communities’ resiliency.

The sales taxes we pay on goods, food, water and electric, are heavily subsidized by visitors who use our infrastructure. Visitors support the service and hospitality industry which provides us

amenities, a range of goods, services, and cultural/educational opportunities, are greater than most communities our size. Without tourism, property taxes wouldn’t cover annual snow plowing. Visitation has costs but the sales tax generated exceeds their costs.

Costs across the board are increasinglabor, materials, goods and services. To discontinue the original 1% sales tax now would mean services/programs would be eliminated, or maintenance deferred, resulting in costlier issues down the road.

Understanding the need for balance and fiscal responsibility, while still providing services, this extension is probably the best vehicle we have to cost-share the expenses with people who live in, and visit our community.

Please join me in voting for Issue 1A, extending this 1% sales tax provides much needed revenue to risk mitigation and maintaining community infrastructure.

National Doctors Day

To The Editor:

As a resident of Estes Park, I am sure you have experienced excellent service with one of our doctors at the hospital. Perhaps your family physician takes the time to listen to you and explains the next steps understandably, or you receive the laboratory test results within hours for the ones which are performed in-house, or you had a mammogram done and were relieved the same day when you learned that the suspicious lump was benign.

March 30th is National Doctors Day – a much-deserved celebration for doctors which honors physicians for their commitment to their calling and their service to their patients, and their communities. You can celebrate National Doctors Day in your own way. You know the name of your favorite doctor. One way is to write a check to the Estes Park Health Foundation and mail it to:

EPH Foundation, PO Box 3650, Estes Park, CO 80517. You can also give the Foundation a call at 970-577-4370, or visit the website at to donate online. If you include the physician's name on the memo/comments field, the Foundation will advise him/her of the gift (excluding the amount). You do not have to wait until March 30 though –you can write the check today and mail it to the Foundation. Thank you! Your donation not only shows your appreciation but also helps Estes Park Health continue their important work and to make a real difference in the lives of those who need it.

Your generous support is very much appreciated, and the doctors would not mind knowing how much you appreciate him/her!

PEP Still Going Strong

To The Editor:

I am writing to dispel the rumor that Preserve Estes Park has disbanded. That is simply not true.

PEP continues to be active in Estes Park. PEP holds regular meetings. Members of PEP are writing letters of support to the local newspapers. Members of

PEP are placing the signs around town urging support of the April 2 ballot initiative to give property owners a voice in rezoning.

I do not know who started the rumor, or why they are spreading it, but it is simply not true.

Proposition 91-A Very Important Issue

To The Editor:

We are writing this letter to the editor in response to the letter written by Theresa Springer which appeared in the EP News edition on 2/16/24. We feel that she did not give the public the whole picture about the science-based facts of the hunting of Colorado's wild cats, and she neglected to mention the most recent public opinion data that shows the vast majority of Coloradans opposed to the unethical hunting methods.

In her letter she implies that there is a science-based study that hunting mountain lions will balance nature so that there will be enough big-game animals to hunt...."today, biologists balance the land's carrying capacity to make science-based decisions. Hunting is the balance." This line of thinking couldn't be further from the truth.

The Cats Aren't Trophies (C.A.T.S.) group advocates for using the best available scientific data related to wildcat programs and policies. There is no science existing today to support any claim that Colorado needs trophy hunting or the trapping of wild cats to manage anything or to solve anything. Science data from 1971 to 2023 shows that trophy hunting and trapping of wild cats is NOT beneficial for wildlife or people. There is ZERO peer-reviewed science that says we need to, or must, trophy

hunt or trap wild cats. Trophy hunting is a recreational pleasure activity at best. It is NOT population management of predators or prey; it is not to sustain or conserve populations of predators or prey; it doesn't make the public safer; it doesn't protect pets or livestock; and it will not produce more deer or elk.

According to a May 2023 survey of Coloradans conducted by wildlife science researchers at Colorado State University over 80% of Coloradans oppose the killing of mountain lions or bobcats for their hides or furs. Over 77% oppose killing lions for trophies. Over 88% oppose the use of hounds in hunting lions, and over 75% oppose the use of electronic calls to lure lions within shooting range.

This ballot measure would stop the unfair practice of sending packs of dogs fitted with cps radio collars to chase wildcats up a tree to be killed. It will also end the trapping or hound chasing of bobcats.

We encourage everyone to sign this petition to help get Proposition 91 on this fall's ballot so that every Colorado voter will have a say on this very important issue.

Scott and Sylvia Schneider, Estes Park

Proud members of Cats Aren't Trophies (C.A.T.)

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Focus On Experience, Knowledge, And Commitment

As I’ve frequently mentioned over the past few months, I’m running for your mayor to offer my experience, continuity, and leadership to the Town Board. Let me address the value of these attributes in this focus article.

Town Board meetings

The Town Board meets twice a month, typically with two meetings each time: a study session, followed by the regular meeting. During my four years as a trustee, I have the best attendance record of any current board member.

Bruce Darby For Town Board

To The Editor:

process is valuable.

I prepare meticulously for board meetings, carefully reading extensive packets of information. Topics that have been covered include the strategic plan, housing and childcare, the budget, transportation and parking, utilities, business licenses, construction, codes, and town properties. As a former university science and technology librarian, I bring my research background to board meetings.

At our meetings I often ask questions related to policies, practices, and the budget. Frequently a topic comes up that was discussed previously, and my familiarity with it contributes to better decision making.

Liaison Responsibilities

Each member of the board serves as a liaison to town or regional committees and commissions. I have served on two of the more demanding groups: the Planning Commission and the Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee (CompPAC). The Planning Commission meets monthly and reviews development and subdivision proposals within the town limits. As the liaison I don’t vote, but I study the lengthy packets before the meetings. I have also familiarized myself with the Development Code and am committed to supporting its update over the next two years. Decisions made by the Planning Commission usually come to the Town Board for final approval, and having experience with that

The Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee (CompPAC) met twice a month for a year and a half and provided guidance as the Estes Forward Comprehensive Plan was developed and completed at the end of 2022. It is an extensive document, complete with goals, policies, and implementation plans for the town and, to a smaller extent, the county, for the next 10-20 years. These support community resiliency themes covering the natural and built environments, the economy, housing, health & social services, transportation, and infrastructure. As the CompPAC liaison, I developed much greater knowledge of the relationship between the Town and the rest of the Estes Valley and the County.

Mentoring New Trustees

There will be at least two new trustees and possibly as many as four following the April election. Having a mayor with experience will make the transition to a new Town Board much more efficient. I have pledged to meet one-on-one with the new trustees to help bring them up to speed.

Knowledge of Other Mountain Communities

I helped establish the town’s Environmental Sustainability Task Force in 2021 and have worked since then to encourage adoption of its recommendations. I also continue to follow sustainability activities of other mountain towns and share that information with our town administration and other board members.

As your mayor, I can provide experience, knowledge, and commitment for the best future of our beautiful mountain community.

Barbara MacAlpine

Estes Park

To The Editor:

Vote Yes On April 2nd

The special interest opponents of the upcoming ballot initiative on rezoning have brought up alleged problems with the ballot initiative. One argument is that it will be very difficult to determine who the adjacent property owners are –even though it is public record who the owners are. A second is that the ordinance will result in lawsuits. This argument is specious; it exaggerates an un-

likely consequence and uses the prediction to argue against adopting the ordinance.

Don’t be fooled. The issue is simple: Do you want a voice in how your neighborhood is developed? After all, it is your property values, views, traffic, open space, etc. that will be affected. If you want a voice, vote Yes.

I am writing to express my wholehearted support for Bruce Darby's candidacy for Town Board Trustee for the Town of Estes Park. I have known Bruce for several years now, and I can confidently attest to his unwavering commitment to the future of our beloved town.

One of the most compelling aspects of Bruce's candidacy is his perspective as a devoted father of two young children attending elementary school here in Estes Park. This unique perspective offers a vital balance to the makeup of the Town Board. Bruce understands firsthand the concerns and aspirations of families like his, and I firmly believe that his presence on the board will ensure that the needs of families and children are given the attention they deserve in our town's decision-making processes.

Beyond his role as a father, Bruce embodies qualities of integrity and humility that are indispensable in a leader. He approaches every challenge with thoughtfulness and sincerity, always striving to make decisions that prioritize the long-

term health and wellbeing of our community. Bruce is not one to shy away from difficult decisions; rather, he tackles them head-on, guided by a deep sense of responsibility to our town and its residents.

Having witnessed Bruce's dedication to various community initiatives and his willingness to collaborate with others for the greater good, I am confident that he will continue to be an effective advocate for Estes Park if elected as Town Board Trustee. His vision for our town is inclusive and forward-thinking, and I believe that under his leadership, we can look forward to a future that is vibrant, sustainable, and prosperous for all.

In conclusion, I wholeheartedly endorse Bruce Darby for Town Board Trustee and urge my fellow residents to join me in supporting his candidacy. With his leadership, I am optimistic that Estes Park will continue to thrive and flourish for generations to come.

With gratitude,

Voting For Ordinance 01-24

To The Editor:

There have been recent letters to the Editor opposing Ordinance 01-24 and asking you to vote against it, but you should consider this: they are connected to developers or members of the town government, people who want to control you, the citizens of Estes Park. They have the audacity to claim that proponents of the ordinance are against freedom, when in fact they are the ones who want to usurp your freedom, the freedom to have a say in how this town is run. They contend that the citizens should not have a say in what the government is telling you what they determine is right for this town. Did they ask you if you wanted the Loop? Did you get

to vote on it?

If you, the citizens of this town, want a say in determining what is right for you, if you want to protect your property rights, the rights granted you when you invested your hard earned savings, confident that your purchase was protected by established zoning regulations, instead of being dictated to by special interest groups, then vote yes on Ordinance 0124 and stop being dictated to, stop being bullied by those who think that your rights, the rights of individual citizens, don’t matter. They want to usurp your rights, your freedom, your property. A yes vote on Proposition 01-24 protects you, the citizens of this town.

Thoughts On Election Issue

To The Editor:

This week, just as ballots are being received in the mail, prominent Realtors, real estate contractors, and builders have come out against the Citizen Ballot. What does that tell you? Their income may be affected, which they think outweighs the preservation of the character of our town. The proposed code change on the ballot would require 60% approval by neighbors of a development project only if the plans do not meet the Town Codes. If it varies from the legal limits on height, setbacks, etc., or requires the zoning to be changed, 60% of the neighbors have to approve it. No approvals needed if they build by the zoning limits in place. This is not anti-development. It is to make builders think

about neighbors when they ask the Town to give them variances from limits or to re-zone a parcel. One letter in opposition came from a Planning Commissioner, who announced in a hearing that a plan to chop lots zoned for one acre down to a quarter acre would be automatically granted. Is this what you want? Extra houses jammed into your neighborhoods? Ignore their misleading claims the wording is complicated or maybe illegal. Leave that to the Town Attorney to sort out. Vote Yes if you want to have a voice in re-development. Residents should not have to get over 1,000 signatures every time a builder wants to make more money, and cross their fingers that the Trustees will consider their views. Friday, March 22, 2024 « 31
Barbara MacAlpine

Urges A Vote For Barbara MacAlpine For Mayor

In the interest of transparency, I will state that I unabashedly admire, almost to the point of reverence, librarians: their ability to research a wide range of issues and retrieve information amazes me. That is one reason I support Barbara MacAlpine for mayor- her long work as a librarian. The second reason I support Barbara is her ability to listen. We all have experienced those rare times when we felt truly heard, by a friend, doctor or other professional, sometimes touching us to the point of tears.

Barbara’s ability to listen is the touchstone of her communication skills. Barbara has stated that “communication

with the public is a specific priority.”

The third reason I support Barbara for Mayor is her experience of four years as a trustee on the Board. There is nothing more important than shortening the learning curve in a new job. Four years is a critical head start in understanding important infrastructure critical to guiding the town as Mayor. She is cognizant of the big issues and the players facing the town, and has the skills to guide decisions moving Estes Park forward in becoming the model community we were meant to be!

Estes Park

LWV Extends Sincere Thank You

Dear Town of Estes Park Board of Trustees and Mayor Koenig, We would like to thank you for putting Resolution 18-24 on the agenda of March 12 on behalf of voters in the Estes Valley regarding citizens’ request to the Larimer County Clerk and Recorder Tina Harris to restore hours for the Voter Service and Polling Center. Thank you for allowing the Larimer County Clerk and Recorder Tina Harris to present on March 12th. Her presentation at last night’s Board meeting demonstrated that although the demand varies, voters are better served with a restoration of most of the previous

hours. It is gratifying to learn that Clerk Harris has extended the hours of the VSPC for the General Election in November 2024.

We will continue our long-standing efforts to inform voters and encourage their participation in all elections.


Kathy Long, President

League of Women Voters of Estes Park

Robin Converse, Director of Voter Service

League of Women Voters of Estes Park

Palm Sunday, March 24 at 1 PM Estes Valley Library Hondius Room

A gift to the community from St Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church for Holy Week

A staged performance by the Berlin Philharmonic

“It is not theatre, it is a prayer, it is a meditation”

Why Is Good Friday Good Article 4 of 4

Hope is a powerful influence in the life of an individual, a community and a nation. A lack of hope is also a powerful influence. The prospect of a better future, a healing of relationships, or the ending of prolonged and significant conflict can enable most people to continue to press on with life knowing the future is not bleak but bright. The lack of such hope can lead to despair, frustration and even violent outbursts as internal tensions overwhelm people’s coping mechanisms.

God is eternal life through Jesus. Good Friday is Good because it focuses us on the hope we have through Jesus. The reality is that every human has sinned. The result of that sin is the systemic infection we see manifesting in the world all around us. The hatred, violence, selfishness, abuse, etc. is a result of our practicing a “sinful” lifestyle. The penalty of death is seen all around us. Our society is dying because we have turned from the giver of life and embraced the one who came to steal, kill, and destroy (The Gospel of John chapter

In our world there are many difficult situations combining to cause chaos, confusion, and anguish. There are racial, political, economic, international, social, and religious tensions fomenting hatred, anxiety, and fear on a global scale. Everyone seems to have an opinion as to what the root cause of the issues we face may be. Some blame corrupt governmental systems. Others blame the education system for failing to properly prepare the young people for the world they will be facing as adults. There are those who think the economic elites have too much power. The tech companies have turned entire generations into screen focused zombies void of understanding regarding the “real world.” The list of villains is endless and the list of those willing to step up and take personal responsibility is quite short. It is as if victimhood has become virtuous and industriousness has been vilified. Though these issues may persist in varying degrees, the reality is the “heart of humanity”, the core of our being, is broken. Were we truly capable of objectively examining our lives, our motives, and our thoughts towards others, we would all behave much differently. The spiritual state of our nation is void of life. We are so divided, so conflicted, so filled with contempt for others, so scared of speaking truth, that there is little hope of seeing our society turn around. Were it not for Good Friday . . .

The problem is defined in the Bible as sin. Sin means missing the mark of God’s perfect example. The Bible also tells us the wages or penalty for sin is death. It goes on to say that the gift of

10 verse 10.)

Good Friday is good because God stepped into the mess of humanity and provided a way for us to be restored to a right relationship with Him. Jesus took the penalty of death for us and in exchange gave us the opportunity to be restored. It was His love gift for humanity. He took on Himself what we deserve so we can receive from Him what we do not deserve, eternal life in the future and a renewed heart and mind in the present. Good Friday is God’s offer to humanity at a do-over. If we are granted a moment of clarity, we would all see our need for this do-over. We have all sinned and the truth of sin’s penalty is evident. This love gift opens the door to a new reality, a new power to live differently, a hope that cannot be extinguished. Good Friday is good because it is proof of God’s love for us. It provides the opportunity for us to accept or reject the greatest gift ever given. Jesus came into the world to save sinners from eternal death and separation from God. He came to set people free from the bondages sin brings. He came to offer us a divine doover. The question is will you surrender to Him and accept this gift?

Join us for a “Good Friday” remembrance at the High School on Friday March 29, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome to come a respectfully recall the significance of this time.

Hosted by:

Park Fellowship Church

Christian Church of Estes Park Flatirons Church

St. Francis of Assisi

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Holy Week And Easter Church Services

YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park Center Easter worship at 10:00 a.m. in Hyde Chapel. Rev. Greg Bunton, Chaplain. Call 970-586-3341 ext. 1012 for more information.

St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church invites everyone to join us as we celebrate the Easter Season. Please feel free to come to any or all of our services during Holy Week and on Easter Sunday.

We are located at 880 MacGregor Avenue, please come join us!

Palm Sunday, March 24th – Holy Eucharist at 9:00 a.m.

• J.S. Bach St. Matthew Passion: 1:00 p.m. in the Hondius Room of the Estes Park Library. This will be a staged performance by the Berlin Philharmonic, via DVD, and the performance is acted out by the performing musicians.

Maundy Thursday – March 28th – Holy Eucharist at 5:30 p.m. followed by Eucharistic Vigil from 7:00-10:00 p.m. The service will include foot washing and stripping the altar in the Sanctuary.

Good Friday, March 29th – good Friday liturgy at Noon.

The Great Easter Vigil, March 30th –Lighting of the Paschal Candle at 5:30 p.m. with Holy Eucharist service.

Easter Sunday, March 31st – Festival Eucharist at 9:00 a.m. followed by an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids, then a special Easter Coffee Hour!

Park Fellowship Church Good Friday Service and Communion March 29 at 7 p.m. at the Estes Park High School Auditorium.

Allenspark Community Church Holy Week Services

Holy Week begins on Sunday, March 24th with a Palm Sunday service at 10:00 a.m. lead by Pastor Ralph Patrick.

Something new at the church this year will the addition of two services during Holy Week. Pastor Patrick will facilitate a Maundy Thursday communion service on March 28th at 6:00 p.m. and also a Good Friday service at noon on the 29th Easter Sunday, March 31st, begins with a Sunrise Service at 7:00 a.m. followed by breakfast. The men of the church will prepare pancakes and we ask that if you attend the breakfast to please bring an egg or potato casserole to share. The Easter Festival Service will follow at 10:00 a.m.

The Allenspark Community Church, located at 16 Washington Street in Allenspark, extends a special invitation to everyone to join us in any or all of the

services of this special time, and wishes everyone a very Blessed Holy Week.

Easter at the Christian Church of Estes Park

We are excited to invite you to the Easter celebration at the Christian Church of Estes Park. Pastor Aaron Dorman will be starting a new teaching series on Easter Sunday called "It Doesn't Get Better Than This." The morning will be full of faith, family, and fun as we celebrate God giving us His best through Christ’s redemptive work. We hope to see you there!

Schedule of Events:

8 a.m. Service Option

9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. Easter Celebration

10:30 a.m. Service Option

Easter Celebration

Face painting, photos, and light refreshments between 9:30 a.m. and 10:20 a.m.

Easter Egg Hunt Time and Age Breakdown (Rain or Shine)

2-4 years old: 9:40 a.m. onward at the playground

5-7 years old: 9:40 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. on the field

8-11 years old: 10:05 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. on the field

Location: 4655 US Hwy. 36, Estes Park, Colorado 80517

For additional information, visit CCEP’s website at

Easter Celebration At Mountain View Bible Fellowship

We invite you to join us for Easter activities at Mountain View. Pastor Andrew will continue preaching out of the gospel of Mark as we celebrate the Resurrection of Christ! We hope to see you there.

Schedule of Events:

· Good Friday Service 3/29 at 6 p.m. in the Sanctuary

· No Sunday School Easter morning

· Easter Celebration 3/31 at 10:15 a.m. in the Sanctuary

About Mountain View Bible Fellowship: Ordinary People--Extraordinary God! Mountain View Bible Fellowship is a Christ-centered, Bible-based Christian Church in Estes Park, a great place to belong. We are: God-centered, word-saturated, others-oriented, strategically-located.

For additional information, visit MVBF's website at, 1575 South St. Vrain Ave, Estes Park.

Holy Season at Shepherd Of The Mountains Lutheran Church

All are welcome at Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church 2000 Ptarmigan Trail, across from Good Samaritan.

We would like to invite you to come and worship with us this Holy Season beginning on Palm Sunday, March 24 at 9 a.m. as we celebrate Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem. On Thursday, March 28 at 5 p.m. we will have a Maundy Thursday Service with Holy Communion and you will witness a foot washing. This is the night that Jesus instituted what we now call the “Lord’s Supper” and where he showed he was a servant to all by washing the disciple’s feet. The next day Friday, March 29 at 5 p.m. we will have a Service of Tenebrae for Good Friday. Tenebrae is a Latin word meaning ‘darkness’ or ‘shadows’. This service is one of meditation and reflection with Scripture interspersed with music, for our reflection on what Christ has done for us. There will be seven candles and after each reading and music a candle will be extinguished until the service ends in darkness and silence. Then please join us for a celebratory Easter Service, Sunday, March 31 at 9 a.m. as we rejoice in the resurrection of Jesus the Christ!

In this place all are invited to join us during this time and every Sunday. There’s a reason doors open outwardly and not inwardly; they are always open to you!

Holy Week at St. Francis of Assisi Traditional Anglican Church

Palm Sunday - Sunday, March 24th

Holy Communion Service 9:30 a.m. (Morning Prayer at 9:00 a.m.)

† Blessing & Distribution of the Palms

† The Passion According to St. Matthew (Congregation will participate)

The Passion According to St. Mark, Part One-Monday, March 25th

† 10:00 a.m.-Morning Prayer & Reading of the Passion

The Passion According to St. Mark, Part Two-Tuesday, March 26th

† 10:00 a.m.-Morning Prayer & Reading of the Passion

The Passion According to St. LukeWednesday, March 27th

†10:00 a.m.-Morning Prayer & Reading of the Passion

Maundy Thursday-Thursday, March 28th

Holy Communion Service 4:00 p.m.

† Followed by the Procession to the Altar of Repose

† The Sanctuary is laid bare † Washing of the Feet (The Maundy)

† Watch at the Altar of Repose

Deborah Sue Colarich

Deborah Sue Colarich, age 66 of Concorde, California, passed away on January 12th, 2024 in Ohio. She was born on July 30th, 1957, the daughter of Gordon and Connie Wright. She is survived by her two sons, Nicholas and Philip, her granddaughter Maisie, her brother Rick, and her nephew Michael. An opening and closing service for her and her sister Lori Wright, will be held jointly at Estes Valley Memorial Gardens on Saturday, March 23rd at 12:00 p.m.

Good Friday-March 29th

Stations of the Cross-12 Noon

† Followed by “The Mass of the PreSanctified”

Inter-Denominational Remembrance Service at EP High School Auditorium-7 p.m.

Easter Day-March 31st

Lighting of the New Fire-9:00 a.m. (Prayer booklets will be available)

The Easter Service of Holy Communion- 9:30 a.m.

The Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies will kick off Holy Week on Sunday, March 24, with a Palm Sunday Service. Join us and bring your children to help wave palms! Maundy Thursday service on March 28 at 5:30 will include communion by intinction, remembering the Last Supper. Good Friday on March 29 will be a Tenebrae service at noon reminding us of the sorrow on the day of Christ’s death. On Easter Sunday, we gather together in the Sanctuary to celebrate the Risen Lord. Please come - bring a friend!

All are welcome at Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church 2000 Ptarmigan Trail, across from Good Samaritan.

We would like to invite you to come and worship with us this Holy Season beginning on Palm Sunday, March 24 at 9 a.m. as we celebrate Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem. On Thursday, March 28 at 5 p.m. we will have a Maundy Thursday Service with Holy Communion and you will witness a foot washing. This is the night that Jesus instituted what we now call the “Lord’s Supper” and where he showed he was a servant to all by washing the disciple’s feet. The next day Friday, March 29 at 5 p.m. we will have a Service of Tenebrae for Good Friday. Tenebrae is a Latin word meaning ‘darkness’ or ‘shadows.’ This service is one of meditation and reflection with Scripture interspersed with music, for our reflection on what Christ has done for us. There will be seven candles and after each reading and music a candle will be extinguished until the service ends in darkness and silence. Then please join us for a celebratory Easter Service, Sunday, March 31 at 9 a.m. as we rejoice in the resurrection of Jesus the Christ! Please join us during this time and every Sunday. There’s a reason door opens outwardly and not inwardly; they are always open to you!

If you’d like your church services featured here, please email them to by Tuesday at noon for that Friday.

Lori Dee Wright

Lori Dee Wright, age 58 of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away on September 4th, 2017 in Arizona. She was born on September 22nd 1958, the daughter of Gordon and Connie Wright. Lori spent many years in Estes Park, making many friends. She is survived by her son Michael, her brother Rick, nephews Nicholas and Philip, and Philip’s daughter Maisie. An opening and closing service for her and her sister Debbie Colarich will be held jointly at Estes Valley Memorial Gardens on Saturday, March 23rd at 12:00 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2024 « 33

Arnold Morris Johnson

Arnold Morris

Johnson, beloved husband, father, grandfather and Uncle, passed away peacefully on March 5, 2024, at the age of 89.

Arnold was born June 10th, 1934 in Cumberland WI.

Arnold was a dedicated family man, survived by his cherished wife, Jowayne, whom he shared over 62 years of love and companionship. He leaves behind his sons, Arnie (Becky) and Roy (Michele), and Robi. Arnold was not just a father but a guiding light, mentor, and friend to his children and grandchildren, including his grandchildren Nick and Jennifer Johnson, and Skylar and Dakota Gillen and great granddaughter Haley Gillen. He was preceded in death by his Father and Mother, Gotfried and Onar Johnson, his brothers Gunnard and Roy and sister Mabel. He leaves behind a legacy of love, wisdom, and strength that will endure through generations to come.

with Buildings and Utilities in the Park Service. Beginning his tenure in Yosemite, he later transferred his skills and passion to Rocky Mountain National Park, where he and his family settled in Estes Park in 1976.

Throughout his career, Arnold's commitment to public service was unwavering, and his contributions to his community were profound and lasting.

In addition to his professional endeavors, Arnold was an avid outdoorsman. He found solace and joy in the quiet moments spent hunting and fishing, passions he pursued with enthusiasm throughout his life.

Arnold's love for the great outdoors led him to pursue his dreams, and he even owned a sporting goods store before making the move to Estes Park, Colorado, where he continued to embrace the beauty of nature.

Arnold's life was a remarkable blend of service and adventure. Born into a family that moved to Bass Lake, CA when he was just two years old, Arnold's journey was set on a path of bravery and dedication from an early age. He answered the call to serve his country by enlisting in the Navy and courageously fought in the Korean War immediately after graduating high school. He was also the Commander of VFW post #8743 in 1972.

Upon returning from his military service, Arnold found his calling in serving the public through a career

Arnold's warm smile, kind heart, and adventurous spirit touched the lives of all who knew him. Arnold had a charming habit of greeting others with the playful question, "Did you miss me?" It was a small gesture that spoke volumes about his warmth and sense of humor. Now, as we bid farewell to Arnold, we can't help but answer, "Yes, Arnold, we will miss you dearly."

A memorial service to celebrate Arnold's life will be held at a later time. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Veterans of Foreign Wars, Wounded Warrior Project or Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation in Arnold's honor.

Service Reminder For David J. Essex

David J. Essex, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend, passed away peacefully on Feb. 14, 2024. His full obituary can be found on the Estes Park News website at

Though he will be deeply missed, his memory will forever be cherished by those whose lives he touched. His spirit will live on. Services will be held on March 23 at 11 a.m. at Rocky Mountain Church, 451 Promontory Drive, Estes Park. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to either Samaritan’s Purse or Rocky Mountain Conservancy.

Donald Lee

Donald Travers “Grandpapa” Lee, passed away March 6, 2024, at the age of 80, just one year after losing his beautiful wife of 46 years, Maria Luisa Lee. Don was living with his daughter, Christina Lee Gibson and family in Berthoud, Colorado.

Don is survived by his daughter Christina (Stephen), sons Michael (Amanda) and Manuel Lee, his twin brother David (Judy) Lee and sister Nancy (Charles) Evans, and two wonderful grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father George Francis Lee, mother Winifred Wyatt, brothers George Lee and Richard Lee and wife Maria.

Don was born January 18, 1944, in Brooklyn NY then relocated with his family to Oceanside, Long Island for a bit before settling into a small town in upstate NY, North Chatham. While growing up, Don played baseball and was selected for the Little League AllStars, participated in various 4-H club activities, including square dancing (winning a county contest) and cow judging (winning a number of blue ribbons) and excelled academically. He was editor of the school newspaper and was the senior class president. With a scholarship he went onto Siena College for two years then transferred to Manhattan College where he obtained his Bachelor's degree in Science in 1966. He embarked on graduate studies in physics at the University of Buffalo and received his Ph.D. in 1971 in Theoretical Statistical Mechanics. He then accepted a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Cologne in Germany. After returning to the U.S. he taught part-time for a year at Heald College in NY and CA. Unable to secure a full-time teaching position in physics on the East Coast, Don made the trek across the US to live with his brother George and family while he continued looking for permanent employment in the SF Bay area.

In 1973 Don accepted a position at Bank of America where he carried numerous successful positions beginning

with Lead Engineer and culminating his career after 41 years as Senior Vice President/Director of Engineering. It was while he worked at the bank that he met his "foxy" Maria and after a brief six week courtship, they were married June 19, 1976. Together the two moved north to Petaluma and raised three children.

Together, Don and Maria spent a lot of time creating their home. Don didn’t like to sit idle and would look for weekend projects ranging from hobby wood working to major home repair and remodeling efforts. One of his last projects was to build a barn. Don may have been most well known for being a picky eater. He loved good crusty sourdough bread and ironically frozen microwave meals. Don enjoyed reading, photography and often got a chuckle finding ways to catch people off guard usually by saying something inappropriate or crass. Above all, Don lived for his beautiful wife and his wonderful heart just couldn’t hold up with her gone.

Please join us in the celebration of his life on March 25, 10:30 a.m., at Mass at St. James Catholic Church in Petaluma. Inurnment will follow at 12:00 p.m. at Calvary Cemetery in Petaluma, CA.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to an Animal Rescue or Service Organization.

Service Reminder For Beverly Anne Henderson

Beverly Anne Henderson passed away following a short illness, she was 90 years old.

A service will be held on March 23, 2024 at 10:30 a.m. at Presbyterian Community Church of Rockies, 1700 Brodie Ave. Light refreshments will be served following the service. Donations in lieu of flowers, can be made to the Denver Ronald McDonald House, or Estes Park Good Samaritan Assisted Living Facility in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 1302 Graves Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517. Please visit to leave messages for the family.

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Robert William Gallagher, Jr. November 25, 1967 – January 30, 2024

Long-time Estes Park resident, Robert William Gallagher, Jr., passed away the morning of January 30, 2024. He was 56 years old.

Over his 30-plus years in Estes Park, Robert (or Bob… or Bobby), had a host of nicknames and “titles”… and you may have seen several of these, listed by those who knew and loved him, on the chalkboard at Jimmy John’s, where he last worked as a delivery driver. Or perhaps on the board that has been put up in his honor at the American Legion, where he was an active member and spent much of his time with friends. If you were to ask, each nickname or title would have a story behind it and, more often than not, each story would be relayed with a smile or outright laughter. Born and raised in South Jersey, his east coast sense of humor was always present, and he loved to joke and make you laugh. But no matter what nickname or moniker you knew him by, he wanted to be your friend, if he wasn’t already… and for so many, he was a good friend to have. And to his friends, he was family.

Most often, Bob was known as a skilled and hard-working carpenter and logger by trade, but he greatly enjoyed cooking as well, with the many side-jobs he had in restaurants around town over the years. It also made him happy to share his skills with others, whether it was to help you with a project, bring you some firewood, or cook you a meal as a way to express his love and friendship or show his appreciation.

Among his closest and most beloved friends over the years were his dogs. He cared deeply for them, and they for him. Rarely did he go anywhere without them, if he could help it, and they’re present in most pictures of him.

As a friend; a brother; an uncle; a cousin; a nephew; and his dog’s person… Bobby will be greatly missed… and always loved. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bob Sr. and Marge Gallagher, of Estes Park. He is survived by his sister, Kathy Reims and her family, of Lafayette; his brother, Chris Gallagher and his family, of Estes Park; his many friends and extended family of Estes Park and across the country; and his canine partner, Madison… who is now in the loving care of the Lafferty’s (Thank you!).

An open-house Celebration of Life will be held, Saturday, March 30th, at the American Legion Post 119, located at 850 N. Saint Vrain Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517, for any who would like to join and share in celebrating him. Doors will open at 3 p.m., with a Memorial Ceremony and Service to begin around 4 p.m., followed immediately by an Irish wake-style gathering for the remainder of the evening.

In-lieu-of flowers, please give to the local charities and organizations that Bob believed strongly in, such as: the American Legion Post 119, Crossroads Ministry of Estes Park, and the local pet association, society, league, or rescue of your choosing.

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EMPLOYMENT » Place and View Ads at « Friday, March 22, 2024 « 35 We're Hiring! Immediate Openings! Part Time Night Audit Part Time 3-11 Full Time Facilities Attendant Apply today in person. 1700 Colorado Peaks Drive. Seeking creative types and art/craft lovers for sales associate position at Patterson Glassworks. Must be able to work well with the public and our small staff. Tasks include sales, packing glass, shipping, cleaning etc.. Opportunities for creative work for the right person. Apply at 323 W. Elkhorn Ave Estes Park Immediate opening for SOUS CHEF at SEASONED Bistro. Call us at 970.586.9000 or send resume to SEASONED An American Bistro Skilled Maintenance Full Time/Part Time $18.00 to $24.00 per hour DOE plus bonus* • General Maintenance and/or • Hot Tub Service • Landscaping/Snow Removal • Guest Services *Bonus is $1.00 per hour May through October Apply at, mail or email resume to: Fawn Valley Inn, 2760 Fall River Road, Estes Park, CO 80517 Email: NOW HIRING! Front Desk/Operations Friendly customer service­oriented personality with attention to detail. Team player who will assist with multiple departments. Full time, year­round. Weekend work is necessary. $20.00 to $24.00 per hour DOE plus $1.00 per hour bonus May through October. Apply at, mail or email resume to: Fawn Valley Inn, 2760 Fall River Road, Estes Park, CO 80517 Email: NOW HIRING! Guest Services Rep with possible housekeeping inspections. Guest reservations, special projects, computer skills, answering phones, emails and texts. Customer service, telephone, problem solving, written/oral communication skills required. Full- time summer, possible part-time winter. Weekends required. Flexible days. $19 - $20/hr.
EMPLOYMENT » Place and View Ads at « EMPLOYMENT 36 » Friday, March 22, 2024 NOW HIRING Development and Communication Manager Shift: Part Time, Monday-Friday, 25 hours/week Pay Range: $30.00-$35.00 Please Apply at: Part-time/Full-time year round employment. Clean Valid Colorado Driver license (no special license needed). $18-20 an hour. Apply within at: Estes Park Shuttle 551 South Saint Vrain Ave Now hiring Shuttle Drivers We’re hiring for the following positions starting at $21.01/hr.: • Drive-up & Go Service Helpers • Checker • Courtesy Clerk • Day-Stocker • Overnight Stocker • Bakery Clerk • Deli Clerk • Produce Clerk • Seafood Clerk • Cake Decorator • Meat Cutter Get your application at: After your application has been completed, please call our hiring manager Ann at 970.586.4447. Help us help others. Become a Care Pro Apply online at or call for more information 970.494.0289 • Starting at $20 • NO Medical Background Required • Flexible Schedule • Training & Local Support Provided • Rewarding & Meaningful Job! Each Home Instead® office is an independently owned and operated franchise of Home Instead, Inc., an Honor Company. © 2023 Home Instead, Inc. HIRING TODAY! DIESEL MECHANICS Pay Starting at $30/hr CDL DRIVERS Pay Starting at $26/hr Apply at or send your resume to Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran Now Hiring Fulltime Guest Services Agent (Front Desk) Starting Wage - $21.00/hr Fulltime Laundry Starting Wage - $16.00/hr Full Benefits including Paid Time Off Apply (search for Estes Park) Homes House for Rent 1895 Fall River Rd. 3,089 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bath, sun room, full kitchen, office. 970-308-4457 ndkpropertiesep@ Condos 1 BD, 3/4 BA, left unit of duplex. Common area has W/D. Tenant pays elec., water & gas. Avail. 3/25. First, last & security dep. $1500/mo., 970-481-5188 Homes Spacious 3 bedroom 2 bath single family with attached garage home in Estes Park. Washer & Dryer. Great quiet neighborhood, close to town, school, restaurants and shopping. Close to the bike path system. 1033 Tranquil Ln. $3200/ month plus utilities. Available April,1st. Pets Negotiable. Call 970-214-3000 Commercial Rentals Office Space for Rent 1377 Sq. Ft., Conference Room, 3 Private Offices, High Traffic Area with Great Exposure, Open Lobby Area, Printer Room. 351 Moraine Ave. Suite B 970-227-4865 Storage Units Manford Plaza storage unit for rent. 970-586-3828 Cars 2005 Honda Civic with 185,000 miles, still in excellent condition. Reliable transportation for $2,500. Call Wayne at 970 481 4909. SERVICES Cleaning 50% off first service! Residential & commercial cleaning + window cleaning! Call us 970-443-1283 Commercial Industrial condo. 1392 Sq. ft. 1205-7 Graves Ave. Office and bathroom. $275,000. Text or call 813.613.5767 SALES Estate Sales ESTATE/MOVING SALE Need to have one, but seems overwhelming. We do the work, you make the $. Local, Affordable, References. CALL JUDI 970-215-5548 Commercial Spaces for sale and lease. Call Eric. Anderson Realty. 586-2950 Sewing/Alterations Remixed Custom Sewing Services. NEW LOCATION! Small Furniture, Restoration, Cushions and Industrial Repair. Call for appointment 970-492-5446 Piano Tuning Susan Novy, local piano tuner. Call for appt. 577-1755 www.estesparkpiano MISCELLANEOUS Misc. We buy: Authentic Native American Baskets. Pottery. Rugs. Beadwork Turquoise Jewelry. Paintings and prints by well listed artists. 32 Years of experience. One piece or an entire collection. Lone Tree Antiques and Fine Art. email : 970-301-0248 RENTALS RENTALS RENTALS REA ESTATE SERVICES TRANSPORTATION Full-time Events Maintenance Worker I Internal Services Director Journey Lineworker Police Chief Police Officer I/II/III Water Operator I/II/III/IIII Limited Term Museum Visitor Coordinator Seasonal Community Service Officer Parks Maintenance Worker Utilities Ground Worker The status of applications will be communicated via e-mail. By choice, the Town of Estes Park is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. JOIN OUR TEAM! Full details on employment opportunities and the application can be found at
38 » Friday, March 22, 2024 HOT TUBS & POOL SERVICES LOG RAILINGS & ACCENTS LANDSCAPING SERVICES PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS BUILDER Cory D. Workman, Au.D. Phone: 970-586-5255 1186 Graves Ave., Ste. B Estes Park, CO 80517 Fax: 970-577-7260 • Hearing Aids / New & Repair • Hearing Evaluations • Hearing Protection • Ear Care / Wax Removal • Dizziness / Balance HEARING & TINNITUS CARE 970-586-1685 Custom Homes, Additions, Kitchens, Baths, Historic Renovations, Remodels and Design Work Full service general contracting since 1998 Charles Santagati 1191 Graves Ave GENERAL CONTRACTOR JR Services, LLC • Landscaping • Fencing • Lawn Maintenance • Retaining Walls • Flagstone • Raking • Sidewalk & Deck Cleanup Call 970-590-8015 or 970-689-1393 Elkins Construction Custom Homes • Remodels Decks • Drawings 40+ Years Experience Tim Elkins 970.310.1683 Estes Park, Colorado Licensed and Insured New Construction & Remodeling 970-581-2670 • Long time local serving the Estes area. Specializing in Decks, Windows, Siding, Kitchen/Bath Remodels, and Exterior Painting MOUNTAIN PHOTOGRAPHY PAINTING MAINTENANCE/REPAIR SERVICES MAINTENANCE/REPAIR SERVICES PEST CONTROL PILATES D DIAMOND D HANDYMAN SERVICE Home Maintenance & Repairs Snow Removal & Hauling • Painting “Consider It Done!” Licensed & Insured Dave 303-877-2007 COWLES CUSTOM CARPENTRY Electric, Plumbing, Drywall, Roofing, Siding, Doors, Floors, Windows, Tile, Fencing, Decks, Honey Do List & Much More Locally owned and operated in Estes Park 303-532-6775 OUTDOOR PROPERTY SERVICES Matt Kroger - Call or text: 970-412-0981 Irrigation Repairs • Weatherization Mowing • Edging • Shrub Pruning Tree Trimming • Fencing Repairs Fencing • Gardening • Honeybee Swarm Removal Fire Mitigation • Winter Handyman Services No Job Too Small!
Friday, March 22, 2024 « 39 PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS BUILDER TREE SERVICE REAL ESTATE PROPANE PLUMBING PRINTING PRE-PLANNING ADVISOR WINDOW CLEANING Aaron L. Busche CMAS, SRS, ABR, CNE Realtor Cell: (970) 470-9962 Certified Mountain Area Specialist Seller Representative Specialist Accredited Buyer's Representative Certified Negotiation Expert Call, Text or E-mail Today! Simply. Elevated. Real Estate. ® Dawn Shields 970-909-4789 DAWN.SHIELDS@DIGNITYMEMORIAL.COM We at Allnutt-Estes Park Chapel have been serving families for over 35 years. As part of Dignity Memorial, we are committed to the highest standards at your time of need. We can also put a plan in place to emotionally and financially relieve your loved ones of burden. This can be the greatest gift that you can offer them. Show them how much you care by protecting them now! STORAGE ROOFING NOW AVAILABLE! • Unit Sizes: 800-1600 sq. ft. • Boat & RV Storage • Fire Suppression System • Utilities Available 970.481.9807 TAROT READING
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