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Making Their Spring Appearance It’s a sure sign of spring when we see marmots and bluebirds out and about. Photos by Richard H. Hahn

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Pizza & Politics The Estes Valley Junior Election Program will be sponsoring “Pizza and Politics” 6 p.m., April 24. While the event will take place at Estes Park High School, any resident of the Estes Valley, grades 6 to 12 (middle school and high school), is invited to join the conversation, regardless of where they go to school. All seven Estes Park Trustees will be on hand to answer student questions. Poppy’s Pizza and Grill will be providing the dinner. Reservations are not necessary but we would love to know how many to expect so we order plenty of pizza. To let us know you will attend, or to ask any questions, contact

Elected Boards To Consider Restricting Commercial Park & Recreation Uses In Residential Zones At its March 19 meeting, the Estes Valley Planning Commission voted to recommend removal of the permissions for commercial park and recreation facilities in residential zones in the Estes Valley Development Code. The Planning Commission's recommendation will be considered by the elected boards in April. The Town Board will consider the item at its April 9 meeting at 7 p.m. in the Town Board Room of Town Hall, 170 MacGregor Ave. The Board of County Commissioners will consider the item April 15 at 3 p.m. in the Commissioner's Hearing Room in the Larimer County Courthouse, 200 West Oak St. Public comment is encouraged at both meetings. This amendment is under consideration after concerns over a 2018 Development Plan application and approval for a "Recreation Facility" use that was allowed as a use-by-right in a Rural Estatezoned area of the Estes Valley. Subse-

quent to that application, the Town of Estes Park Board of Trustees and the Larimer Board of County Commissioners imposed a moratorium on the acceptance and processing of any development applications for Park and Recreation Facilities in residential zoning districts within the Estes Valley Development Code planning area. This moratorium is currently through April 7, 2019. In the meantime, the boards directed staff to amend the development code to better clarify and define "Park and Recreation Facilities" to avoid similar issues with future applications. If approved by both boards, the amendment would be effective in early May. For more information on the proposed Estes Valley Development Code text amendments, please visit or contact the Town of Estes Park Community Development Department at or 970-577-3721.

Decision Reached On Exotic Plant Management Plan In Rocky Mountain National Park

7,000 copies were printed this week, and distributed FREE to hundreds of Estes Valley locations including Allenspark, Glen Haven & Lyons.

The National Park Service has released the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Exotic Plant Management Plan at Rocky Mountain National Park. This decision document enables the park to improve management of invasive exotic plants by using the most effective available control methods. The park will adopt an adaptive Integrated Pest Management (IPM) decision-making framework that incorporates the best available science, expert knowledge, site assessments, and monitoring to determine the extent of exotic species infestations, determine if management is necessary, and deter-

mine the most effective methods. Management actions will be prioritized based on the level of threat to park resources, the size and extent of species infestations, and the park’s ability to control those infestations. The number of invasive exotic plant species in the park has grown over the years despite control efforts. Invasive exotic plants are capable of spreading rapidly, outcompeting native plants, and drastically altering ecosystem conditions and processes. Non-native invasive plants are appearing at increasing elevations in the park, as well. Cheatgrass, which was limited to the lowest eleva-

tions of the park twenty years ago, is now spreading to areas above 9,500 feet in elevation. An Environmental Assessment was prepared in November, 2018, to examine alternative actions and environmental impacts associated with the Exotic Plant Management Plan. Initial public scoping for the project began in October 2016, and 3 public meetings followed in November 2016. For more information about Rocky Mountain National Park, please visit or call the park’s Information Office at (970) 586-1206.

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Congratulations CIA Graduates! Congratulations to the Town of Estes Park Citizens Information Academy Class of 2019 graduates! They received their certificates and words of appreciation (and cake) at last week’s Town Board meeting. Mike Bryson Dan Centurione David Cordes Marvin Criswell Michelle Fannuchi Brookie Gallagher Alan Groesbeck Wayne Groome Marissa Harris

Renee Hodgden Ronald Keas Jean McLaren Kirby Nelson-Hazelton Tim Orel Carl Pomranka Duncan Rarity Sherry Rarity Vanessa Solesbee Linda Swoboda Jennifer Waters Drew Webb Kay Weston Mark Weston

Next Mayor's Chat Thursday, April 11 Estes Park Mayor Todd Jirsa invites community members to join him for a Mayor's Chat Thursday, April 11 at 4 p.m. at Elkins Distilling Co., 1825 N. Lake Ave. Mayor Jirsa holds regular Mayor's Chats, generally during the first week of each month, with varied dates, times and locations throughout Estes Park.

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. Estes Valley Fire

During the week of March 24, the Estes Valley Fire Protection District (EVFPD) responded to 10 calls for service. This included: • Motor vehicle crashes: 4 • Emergency medical (assist EPMC): 2 • Elevator Rescue: 1 • Possible Illegal Burn: 2 • Smoke: 1

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Live Fire Demonstration “Close Before You Doze� Last Thursday, members of the Estes Valley Fire Protection District performed a very educational live fire demonstration at their training facility on Elm Road. This demonstration was to promote fire safety in our homes and is called the “Close Before You Doze� campaign. The intent of the


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this eye-opening demonstration, members of EPFPD showed us how a fire burns in a closed room versus an open one. This demonstration revealed what an impact a door can make. Using special thermometers, researchers have found that closed-door rooms during a fireâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spread had average temperatures of less than 100 degrees Fahrenheit versus 1000+ degrees in the open-door rooms. In the demonstration at the Estes Park Training grounds, a fire was lit and the door to the makeshift bedroom was closed. Outside of the bedroom, the temperatures reached nearly 700 degrees yet inside the bedroom the temperature only reached 70 degrees. When they redid the fire demonstration and left the door open, the temperature outside of the room was nearly 1,000 degrees and the temperature inside the bedroom reached a non-survivable 400 degrees! You could see a markable difference that a person could be alive in a room with a closed door much longer. Carbon monoxide is also a killer during a house fire. A bedroom with its door left open has about 10,000 parts per million of Carbon Monoxide, which is extremely toxic. A bedroom with a closed door has approximately 100 PPM CO (2). Start making it a habit to close not only your own bedroom door at night, but your kids' rooms as well. It's also a good time to test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and check your home for

demonstration was so that attendees could observe for themselves, the benefits of having doors closed in case of a house fire, to restrict the spread and reduce the interaction with the harmful smoke and other products of combustion in their bedrooms. Fire Marshal John Jerome held a safety briefing prior to the fire demonstration and told us with the increased use of synthetics in furniture and home construction, closing the door can make all the difference when it comes to getting out of a house fire safely. The average time to escape a home fire Fire Marshal John Jerome has gone from 17 minutes to just three minutes or less in the past few decades due to flammable materials and contemporary open floor plans. Most people who sleep with the door open do so because they mistakenly Observers in the simulated bedroom before the fire believe it's safer-but it's the exact opposite of what firefighters recommend. That's why the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) and EVFPD has launched a new public safety effort to inform and save lives. The "Close Before You Doze" campaign aims to share how closed doors can help save people's lives. In Fire Chief David Wolf showing photos of the damage

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potential fire hazards, and review your family's escape plan, or create one if you haven't already. Those small precautions could make all the difference. The mission of the EVFPD is to provide citizens and visitors to the Estes Valley with superior fire prevention, fire protection, and emergency services in a safe and efficient manner. We thank them wholeheartedly for this very educational and life-saving demonstration.

Chief Paul Capo

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Larimer County Boards And Commissions Openings Become involved in your county, apply by April 21 Larimer County Boards and Commissions serve an important role in making recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on a variety of important matters. Currently there are vacancies on several boards with an April 21, 2019 deadline to apply. Apply online at If you do not have internet access, you may pick up an application at the Larimer County Commissioners' Office, 200 West Oak St., Second Floor, Fort Collins, Colorado. New members begin their term on July 1, 2019. The following Boards and Commissions have openings: • Board of Adjustment • Board of Appeals • Board of Health • Community Corrections Advisory Board

• Estes Valley Board of Adjustment • Estes Valley Planning Commission • Extension Advisory Committee • Flood Review Board • Juvenile Community Review Board • Land Stewardship Advisory Board • LaPorte Area Planning Advisory Committee • Larimer County Interagency Oversight Group • Office on Aging Advisory Council • Open Lands Advisory Board • Parks Advisory Board • Planning Commission • Rural Land Use Board • Weld/Larimer Revolving Loan Fund • Workforce Development Board If you would like to receive an email notification of boards and commissions openings, please subscribe at

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Wildlife Protection Ordinance Is Designed To Help Save Our Wildlife pliable materials and reinforced to deter access by wildlife. (d) Wildlife resistant enclosure means We, as a society, do not want to see our an enclosed structure consisting of four trash so we put our trash behind our (4) sides, a roof, and a secure door or buildings or screen our dumpsters with a cover, which shall have a latching device wall or fence, some of us even build an enclosure around our dumpsters. Chapter 7.20 of the wildlife protection ordinance is extremely important to prevent access by wildlife. There have been some businesses in town that do not secure their dumpsters because they have depended on a wall or fence which is a violation of the ordinance, unless the trash is of sufficient design and strength to preinside an enclosure. If we all work tovent access by wildlife. gether, we can save our wildlife. Please, (e) Hard-sided container means a contake a short amount of time to review tainer constructed using materials such our Wildlife Protection Order, specifias polycarbonate, ABS plastic, carbon cally this excerpt including definitions, fiber, wood or aluminum with a lid prewildlife resistant containers, grease bins venting wildlife from accessing the inteand bird feeders. These few minutes of rior of the container. reading, could help save the lives of our bears! (f) Enclosed structure means a residential building, commercial building, Chapter 7.20 Wildlife Protection accessory dwelling unit, garage or shed. 7.20.010 Definitions. Enclosed structure shall not include a In this Chapter, the following words patio, deck, driveway, or other area loand phrases have the following meancated outside of the walls of a residential ings: building, commercial building, shed, (a) Wildlife means any undomesticated garage or accessory dwelling unit. animal, including, but not limited to, (g) Grease bin means a fully enclosed birds, elk, deer, bighorn sheep, lynx, container designed to store used food skunks, magpies, crows, bears, raccoons, service grease and oil. coyotes, beavers, porcupines, mountain 7.20.020 Standards for wildlife resistlions, bobcats and foxes. ant containers, hard-sided containers, (b) Refuse means any waste that could and grease bins. reasonably attract wildlife including, but (a) Wildlife resistant containers shall not limited to, kitchen organic waste, meet the following standards: food, food packaging, toothpaste, de(1) Containers shall be of a design that odorant, cosmetics, spices, seasonings, is impervious to wildlife, with drain oil and grease. Refuse shall not include food packaging not containing any food, holes no greater than one (1) inch in diameter. glass products, glass, paper, cardboard, metal, plastic, aluminum, textiles, elec(2) Container lids shall have a closure tronics, non-edible yard maintenance mechanism such as cables, bars, chains, waste, construction materials and house- and/or pull handles and/or a latching hold items when not commingled with device of design and sufficient strength food waste attractants. to prevent opening by wildlife. All lids (c) Wildlife resistant container means a shall also: fully enclosed container constructed of (i) Fully enclose (cover) the container

Take A Moment To Review, Now That Bears Are Out

The charge(s) are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. On March 31 at 1:42 a.m. police were called to a disturbance at 800 Big

Thompson Ave. Upon arrival they arrested a 37 year old male from Denver, CO and charged him with domestic violence and criminal mischief against a 41 year old victim. The male was taken to Larimer County Jail.

prevent tipping of the grease bin by animals. (2) Food service establishments shall deposit all oil and grease from their operations within grease bins, and the grease bins shall be located within wildlife resistant containers or wildlife resistant enclosures. 7.20.080 Bird feeders. Bird feeders are allowed. However, between April 1 and December 1 of each year, all bird feeders must be suspended on a cable or other device at a height above the ground or structure so they are inaccessible to bears. In summary, please Like and follow these Facebook pages, ColFoundation and a "passing" rating by the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee orado Parks and Wildlife-Estes Park, Wildlife for You and Estes Park Wildlife (IGBC) as bear resistant for sixty (60) Protection. This group is for the protecminutes. tion of wildlife in the Estes Park valley. (b) Hard-sided containers shall meet Everyone in the group is welcome to the following standards: (1) Container share ideas, photos, wildlife ordinance vilids shall prevent access by wildlife. olations and success stories. If we all (c) Grease bins shall meet the following work together we can save the lives of the standards: wildlife in Estes Park by becoming in(1) All grease bins shall be designed and volved, and speaking up for those who constructed with sufficient supports to cannot. Thank you! opening. (ii) Have edges that fit flush. (iii) Shall not be turned up or bent. (iv) Shall remain closed when on their side or upside down. (v) Latching devices shall lock into place with a pin or other mechanism. (3) Wildlife resistant containers shall meet the standards of testing by the Living with Wildlife

Stormwater Questionnaire Deadline Extended To April 5 For property owners who have not yet completed the stormwater questionnaire or had difficulty completing the online questionnaire, we are extending the deadline to Friday, April 5. Complete details and the online questionnaire are available at For those who prefer to take a printed questionnaire, these are available by calling 970577-3574 or emailing Please note, the online questionnaire may time out if left idle for a period of time. If your completion of the questionnaire is delayed, please return to to begin the questionnaire again. Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions, and thank you for your time.

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Internationale Aviation Club Meeting April 10 The next meeting of the Estes Park Inspacecraft orbiting the Earth, and tranternationale Aviation Club will be on sitioned to a hybrid spacecraft/aircraft, April 10, 2019, beginning at 6:30 p.m., in and finished the final phase as a large, the American Legion Post 119 hall, 850 gliding aircraft. The entire process took N. St Vrain Ave, Estes Park. This meetabout an hour, covered some 8000 nauing is free and open tical miles, began to the public. Everyabove the atmosphere one is welcome. Our and went through the speaker for this meetatmosphere without ing will be Col (Reburning up, and tired) Loren Shriver, started at about Mach a resident of Estes 26 and ended at zero Park for seven years velocity at "wheels since retiring from stop." The GNC sysover 45 years in the tems used some very Air Force (pilot, test sophisticated sensors, pilot), NASA (Astrocomputations, cockpit naut, Space Shuttle displays, and preProgram Manageloaded data tables to ment, Kennedy Space accomplish the entire Col. Loren Shriver Center Deputy Direcprocess, and Comtor), and corporate work (United Space manders, Pilots, and Mission Specialist Alliance: Space Shuttle Program Deputy flight engineers spent countless hours in Manager; Vice President, Engineering several different simulators, using disand Integration; Chief Technology Offi- plays to monitor progress or see divercer). Loren will be speaking about how sions from expected performance, practhe Space Shuttle accomplished its re-en- ticing emergency procedures to respond try and landing, from the deorbit burn to anomalies, and developing effective maneuver to start the descent and endcrew coordination to perform all reing with landing on runways in Florida quired actions. Col Shriver will keep the or California. The focus of the presenta- presentation as non-technical as possition will be on how the guidance, navible, but still highlight the essential acgation, and control (GNC) systems on tions and processes necessary for sucthe Space Shuttle combined to perform cess. Come join us for this educational successful re-entry and landings of a ve- experience--"space cadets" welcome! hicle that started this process as a pure

Estes Park Village Thrift Shop Looking For Volunteers Estes Park Village Thrift Shop is looking for volunteers Benefits: Work with a great team Discount on merchandise Choose your own hours! Mary @ 663-3712

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One fine day in early Although I don’t consider myself an artist spring per se, I create things to look at by using crayons, markers, acrylics, paint, glue, found I played a funny trick: objects, torn paper, clay, and other mediums. Right in the middle Stimulating my creativity this way is good of our backyard therapy. The end results are not for public I planted a lollipop stick. viewing, or even for private eyes. I make art because the process of creating makes me feel good. So when my sister Janet gave me a Then everyday I watered it well sketchbook full of blank pages for Christmas and watched it carefully. with a deadline to have something on every I hoped one day that lollipop stick page by March 31, I was inspired. would grow into a lollipop tree. This wasn’t just a book of blank pages for me to fill up, however. My sketchbook is part Then one day I woke to find of a collaborative endeavor called The Sketchbook Project, and my finished product a very lovely sight: A tree all full of lollipops will be added to more than 36,000 other Sketchbooks in the Brooklyn Art Library. had grown in the dark of the night! Eventually my book will be digitized and uploaded to The Sketchbook Project website. I sat beneath that wonderful tree I’d never heard of The Sketchbook Project and looked up with a grin, before I opened my gift, so I was surprised to learn it has been going on since 2006. People and when I opened up my mouth from all over the world fill the pages of blank a pop would drop right in. Sketchbooks with their writing and art, register their books online, then ship them to Winter came and days grew cold, the Brooklyn Art Library where they are cat- as winter days will do. aloged and made available for public viewOn my tree my lovely tree ing. not one little lollipop grew. The title of my Sketchbook is A Walk in the Trees and every page represents trees in some form, including a forest I drew without look- From every branch an icicle hung, ing at the page until I was finished, a pop-up the twigs were bare as bones. tree made out of the pages of a book, and But when I broke the icicles off several poems. they turned into ice cream cones! Because April is National Poetry Month, I am sharing the poems that made it into my Ha-ha-ha, Hee-hee-hee, Sketchbook. Of course that means I included how I danced with glee, the one everybody knows the first two lines under the lollipop, lollipop, lollipop, lollieof: Joyce Kilmer’s “Trees, ” written in 1913: lollie-lollipop tree. I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is prest Against the earth's sweet flowing breast; A tree that looks at God all day, And lifts her leafy arms to pray; A tree that may in summer wear A nest of robins in her hair; Upon whose bosom snow has lain; Who intimately lives with rain. Poems are made by fools like me, But only God can make a tree. I also devoted a page to Woody Allen, who quipped, “As the poet said, Only God can make a tree, probably because it’s so hard to figure out how to get the bark on. ” When I was growing up, the neighbor girls had a record of Burl Ives singing Lollipop Tree. I included the lyrics:

I included a portion of an e e cummings’ poem: i thank You God for most this amazing day for the leaping greenly spirits of trees…” And one page was dedicated to a Mary Oliver poem. But because Mary Oliver died in 2018 and she wrote so many wonderful poems, I want to set aside an entire column (or more) to her writings, so that poem will come later. Instead, I am finishing with two quotes from my Sketchbook, A Walk in the Trees: The first, by Anne Lamott from her book, Almost Everything, Notes on Hope: “Redwoods are one of God’s vanities… I say, well done, Dude. ” And lastly, we hear from Ralph Austen, a 17th-century writer on gardening: “…for as trees (in a metaphorical sense) are books, so likewise in the same sense they have voice, and speak plainly to us, and teach us many good lessons. ” Next week: Mary Oliver poems! You may let The Thunker know what you think at her e-mail address, © 2019 Sarah Donohoe

Estes Park Repertoire Theatre Company Postpones April Production It is with great regret that the Estes Park Repertoire Theatre Company has had to postpone our April production, “One Big Happy Neighborhood.” Our dear friend, Michael Young, who is the author, director and actor in the play was hospitalized with an aortic dissection in early March. He underwent open heart surgery and is now recuperating at home after more than two weeks in the hospital. We are grateful that he is still with us, but, needless to say, the play will not go on as planned. We will be back in full swing in the fall

with a play in November and then one in February at the American Legion. In the meantime, we would appreciate your financial support by adopting a duck in this year’s Duck Race and circling number 27 on the adoption form. If you need an adoption form, please call Christann at 586-3826. You can also go online at Thank you to everyone who has come to our performances and supported us over the years. We look forward to seeing you in the fall. Estes Park Repertoire Theatre Company

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Larimer County's New Waste Facilities & Waste Diversion Plan Provide Unique Opportunities For Sustainability

easter BRUNCH Sunday, April 21 at LATITUDE 105 10 am - 2 pm

Starters & Salads


Lamb Sliders

Duck Confit Monte Cristo

pickled cauliflower, harissa aioli, feta $8 each / 2 for $15

swiss cheese, caramelized onions, blackberry jam $14

Avocado Toast fried egg, cotija cheese, cracked black pepper, sea salt, olive oil $9

Black Pepper Biscuits assorted local jams $2 each

Sticky Monkey Bread caramel sauce $7

Dessert Easter Bunny Milkshake $10

Warm Skillet Cookie with vanilla ice cream $9

Banana Bread French Toast grilled strawberry-mascarpone whipped cream, maple syrup $11

Latitude Benedict poached eggs, smoked ham, grilled asparagus, choron sauce $14

Chicken and Waffles buttermilk fried chicken, texas pete honey, maple syrup, two eggs any style $13

Bison Pastrami and Potato Hash fried Yukon golds, butternut squash, leeks, sour cream, chives $13

Shrimp and Grits pimento cheese grits, pickled jalapenos, scallion $16

101 South St. Vrain Avenue (970) 586-2332

Larimer County's plan for new waste facilities gives northern Colorado a distinctive opportunity to create the future for managing solid waste and recyclable materials. Realizing the current Larimer County Landfill is predicted to reach capacity by late 2024, the North Front Range Regional Wasteshed Coalition (Coalition) was developed in 2015 to respond to the landfill filling up, and to the environmental and economic benefits from recycling and waste diversion in the region. Made up of elected officials and staff from Larimer County, the City of Fort Collins, the City of Loveland, and the Town of Estes Park, the Coalition was formed with the shared goal of implementing an innovative, effective, communitydriven system for managing and diverting waste. Throughout the past four years, the Coalition worked collaboratively to create a Solid Waste Infrastructure Master Plan (SWIMP). They met regularly with key stakeholders and the public to ensure the development of this plan was holistic and addresses as many potential risks and benefits as possible. The Plan outlines new facilities and identifies opportunities to divert up to 40 percent of waste currently sent to the landfill. THE SOLID WASTE INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN The Plan was developed after an exhaustive evaluation of all of the County's different options upon filling the Larimer County Landfill. The planning process was extensive and included an in-depth analysis of current and future solid waste volumes, emerging technologies for waste diversion, economic and market impacts, and potential policies to support new facilities. Development of this plan relied heavily on the engagement of a local Stakeholder Advisory Group that met several times throughout 2017 and 2018 to provide input and review technical and policy information. Those involved came from key sectors including the business community, academia, regional government, waste haulers and recyclers, boards and commissions, state agencies, and advocacy groups. The recommended facilities include: New County-owned landfill Central transfer station Upgrades to the existing recycling center Construction and demolition waste processing facility Yard waste composting facility Food waste composting facility

ABOUT THE PROGRAMS AND POLICIES The proposed Solid Waste Infrastructure Master Plan identifies policies and/or programs that may be adopted by Larimer County and the partner municipalities to enhance waste diversion and recycling in the region. Under the plan, participating towns and cities have the choice to develop programs and policies appropriate for their community to encourage diversion and initiate construction of new facilities. No new rules are proposed for how or where trash is disposed of. Local policies may include: Flow Control for Mixed Construction and Demolition Waste (C&D) - Flow control is a requirement that all recyclable materials of a certain type be sent to a specific location. In this policy, all mixed loads of construction and demolition debris must be sent to a County-owned processing facility for a period of ten years. Flow Control for Single-Stream Recyclables- Mixed curbside recycling must be sent to a County-owned recycling center. Yard Trimmings and Food Scraps Diversion- Municipalities would be able to develop policies and programs appropriate for their community to divert organic waste from landfills. Overall, cost impacts to existing trash collection services are expected to be small. Waste haulers set their own rates for collection services and will adjust available services and pricing as needed in response to the new facilities. BENEFITS Because Larimer County has been anticipating the need for a new system to handle solid waste since the final landfill expansion in 2004, over $40 million has been saved to go towards the new facilities. This means the project won't have to rely on tax dollars. The plan also supports the overarching community goals of sustainability. Enacting policies that divert waste means materials can be re-used, contributing to the regional economy and keeping landfills from filling up as quickly. Bringing the plan to life makes the Larimer County region a leader for taking strides towards Colorado state goals for waste diversion and reduction. Maintaining a publicly-owned landfill gives our community much more control over the future, including as a contingency for natural disasters and emergency debris. In the end, the collaboration involved in this plan keeps the community at the center of it all, with human and environmental health and customer convenience as cornerstones for the future.

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Harriet Burgess To Be Remembered As 2019 Pioneer Award Recipient The Estes Park Museum Friends & where she volunteered for more than Foundation board is pleased to anthirty years. Her family personally knew nounce that it has chosen Harriet Donald and Maude MacGregor, and she Burgess (1925-2012) to be honored was a longtime acquaintance of Muriel posthumously as recipient of the 2019 MacGregor. For her work at the historic Pioneer Award. This Ranch, she was recogrecognition is given annized with a Governor’s nually to an individual Honorary Award, and who has made significant later as Estes Park’s 2008 contributions to the celeVolunteer of the Year. bration and preservation She was a 50-year memof Estes Park area history. ber of the Estes Park Members of Harriet’s Woman’s Club. As part of family will be on hand to the Club’s centennial year receive this special honor celebration, she authored as part of the Museum the book “Then the Friends’ annual memberWomen Took Over,” Harriet Burgess ship meeting and recepchronicling one-hundred tion on Wednesday, May years of club history. She 8 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Estes Park finished the last chapter just before her Museum. death. The May 8 event is open to current While serving on the Estes Park Planmembers of the Museum Friends. Anyning Commission, she helped lead projone who is not a Museum Friends mem- ects that included the Knoll, the Reber is encouraged to purchase a memserve, and efforts toward planned bership by May 3 to attend. The evening growth and conservation. will include preview tours of newly-renHarriet was tireless in her enthusiasm ovated museum. to elevate Estes Park’s quality of life, as Harriett Burgess spent almost her enevidenced by the many organizations tire life as a resident of Estes Park, and where she served on boards and comher contributions as a volunteer and mittees. These included: the Library civic leader were tremendous and exten- Board, the Human Resources Departsive, spanning dozens of organizations ment Center, the Community Church of and touching many lives. Upon her the Rockies, United Way, Eastern Star, death, over one hundred locals signed PEO Chapter AV, Quota Club, Antitheir name to a tribute message in the quarians, Presbyterian Women, Merry newspaper, noting that whenever some- Marthas, the League of Women Voters, one had a local history question, the and the Old Timers Breakfast Group. common refrain for over fifty years was, In 1986, she was named Woman of the “Ask Harriet Burgess.” Year by the Estes Park Business & ProHarriet first came to know Estes Park fessional Women organization. on family vacations as a young girl, beThe Museum Friends invite non-memginning in 1932. In 1950, she married bers to consider purchasing a memberBill Burgess in the Presbyterian Commuship to attend the event on May 8, nity Church, which is now the site of the which will include light food and reOld Church Shops. For twenty years, she freshments. Membership information is was bookkeeper at the family-owned available at www.estesparkmuseumOld Plantation Restaurant, a longtime under the “Be a Friend, Join” landmark on Elkhorn Avenue. link. To RSVP for May 8, call (970) 577Among the many places where Harriet 3766. gave her time was at MacGregor Ranch,

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

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

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Note: Amy will have a booth at next weekend’s Bigfoot Days in downtown Bond Park.

Like the monkey said when the train ran over its tail – “It won’t be long now!” The same can be said about Celebrating Our Wild Brothers & Sisters. It’s actually happening April 6, this coming Saturday evening at the Estes Park High School Auditorium, 1600 Manford Avenue in Estes Park, Colorado. A silent auction, kicking off the evening of fun and entertainment, will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the Wildlife Gala at 7 p.m. and ending at 10 p.m. Louise du Toit, coming from her home on the Greek Isle of Corfu, is the Gala’s featured vocalist and wildlife advocate. There’s more . . . a lot more. Joining Ms. du Toit is Stamatis Seraphim, a Greek-South African composer, pianist, performer, and actor. Stamatis began piano and singing lessons from a very young age, and took part in his very first musical at the age of twelve. Since then, he has played in many shows and other musicals, including the role of Danny in “Grease” and the role of Harry in “Mamma Mia!” He also happens to be Louise’s son and will be performing alongside her on the piano as she sings a variety genres, including a beautiful mix of arias and songs from well-known operas, musicals and films, as well as famous songs from artists like Frank Sinatra, Michael Bublé, Sarah Brightman and Lady Gaga. Nature’s Educators will also be present with several of their ambassador raptors as they present their ever-popular program, Talon Talk. During the program, the audience will learn why raptors are important to our ecosystems and discover the various types of birds of prey

found all over the world. The wildlife photography of local wildlife photographers Lori Huff and Weldon Lee will also be featured. Rocky Mountain Wildlife – Bighorn to Grizzlies, Ms Huff ’s presentation, will highlight images of wildlife that call the Rockies their home, while Mr. Lee’s program, The Amazing World of Wildlife, will depict images of wildlife found around the world. Last, but not least, the winners of MISSION: New Earth’s children and youth wildlife photography contest will be announced as they receive their awards. How wonderful it would be to show Louise and her son, Stamatis, some Rocky Mountain love and fill the High School Auditorium with your presence as they travel all the way from Greece. So, residents of Glen Haven, Allenspark, Lyons, and beyond lets all show Louise, Stamatis, and our children some old fashion love and support this event. Tickets are available in Estes Park at Macdonald Book Shop, 152 E. Elkhorn Avenue. You can also contact Weldon Lee, the event organizer by email,, or by phone, (303) 747-2074. In case you haven’t heard by now, Celebrating Our Wild Brothers & Sisters is a fund raising extravaganza for MISSION: New Earth, a local non-profit organization helping children create a new earth for our wild brothers and sisters. All proceeds from the Silent Auction and the Wildlife Gala will go to this organization. Whatever you do, don't miss this exciting event.

Louise du Toit & Fluffy SPECIAL EVENTS

April 12 - Karaoke with Dena and Anni 7–10pm April 16 - BINGO 6:30 - 8:30pm April 18 - Open Mic Night April 26 - Auxiliary "Keith Trahan Memorial Slow it Down" Scholarship BINGO Meatball Sandwich $8 at 5:30 then BINGO at 7pm. Support our scholarship efforts while enjoying BINGO. April 27 - Car Club Sock Hop! Dance to 50’s Music, Dance and Costume contest, 1950's style appetizers and drinks. Watch for our ad. Tickets $30 includes first drink and benefits the Car Club and the American Legion. Queen of Hearts Progressive raffle each Friday evening at 7PM. Pull-tabs available before and after.


Friday Dinner April 5 – taco bar - $10 a plate Friday Dinner April 12 – Son's Steak Night - $18 The Best Steak deal in Estes Park Lunch each Wednesday 11:30am until 1pm. Choice of soup and sandwich $8.00/ SPECIAL buy two and get one free. Bring your friends and co-workers.

Stamatis Seraphim

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

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

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Celebrate The Used Bookstore Opening At Tuesday’s Ribbon-Cutting The Estes Valley Library Friends & Foundation Used Bookstore opened its doors to welcome its first wave of shoppers this past week. The store is located at 191 W. Riverside Drive, just a few footsteps from the Post Office. The opening will become official this Tuesday, April 9 with a Ribbon-Cutting Celebration for the entire community. Festivities begin at 10 a.m. with a reading of a Proclamation followed by the official ribbon-cutting. At that time, there will also be an unveiling of the sign with the special literary-themed name chosen for the used bookstore. The store will then be open that day for visitors to tour and for shoppers to browse and purchase items. From noon to 2 p.m., the first 100 visi-

tors will receive a commemorative 3Dprinted bookmark. And from 2 to 4 p.m., library staff will be on hand to guide attendees in hands-on bookthemed craft activities. At 3:30, all ages are invited to enjoy a special storytime led by the Children’s Librarians.

That evening, there will be a private wine-and-cheese reception from 5 to 7 p.m. for Library Lovers Members with live music by local musicians Dahlby &

Nadine. To become a Library Lovers Member, rsvp with a $100 donation to the Library Friends & Foundation by contacting Sarah Walsh at At the reception, donors will receive a keepsake Book Bag with the all-new store logo. The April 9 Ribbon-Cutting Celebration is being held in conjunction with a nationwide initiative called Library Giving Day. In addition to the April 9 celebration, the Friends & Foundation are hosting membersonly preview sales every Monday from 8 to 10 a.m, showcasing the newest inventory for that week. A simple way to become a Preview Sale member is to purchase a Rotary Duck Race ticket anytime in April at the used bookstore. Appreciation goes to Kind Coffee and Snowy Peaks Winery for helping sponsor the Ribbon-Cutting Celebration. Regular hours at the Used Bookstore will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week. Visit for continuing details and updates.

Damage To Plants....Oh Deer! work; the suggestion is to hang them every three feet. Human hair gathered in a bag and hung from tree branches could be effective, but would need to be replaced monthly. Rabbits have a continuous feeding habit. They closely crop the area and concentrate their urine in the same spot. Plants completely disappear overnight, especially when they are young, tender shoots. Fencing and netting is the most effective method for keeping rabbits out of the garden. Fencing should be at least two feet or higher to prevent rabbits By: Charleen Barr from jumping over, and buried three to Gardening at high altitude is a constant six inches so they cannot dig under. challenge trying to outfox nature and the Bend the buried portion away from the difficulty she imposes, and adding critter plants. issues requires creativity. Animals are Remove habitat that protects them drawn to gardens and yards because they from their predators. Rabbits hide in will find food, water and/or shelter. Keep brush piles, tall grass, low-growing wildlife at bay with habitat modification shrubs such as thorny rose bushes, and strategies. rock piles. They also love to slip beneath Deer resist eating plants that are sheds, porches or low decks. Block strong-scented, and those with thick openings to prevent access to these arleathery or fuzzy leaves, or bristly or eas. spiny textures. Alliums are categorized Plant selection works well with rabbits. as rarely-damaged. The aromas of sage, They prefer mild flavors and avoid asdill, fennel, oregano, marjoram, roseparagus, leeks, onions, potatoes, mary, thyme and mints are too much for rhubarb, squash and tomato. They distheir delicate noses to handle. Lavender like basil, mint, salvias, parsley and taris a beautiful and useful addition to the ragon as well as geraniums and vincas. rarely-damaged deer resistant garden. Rodents such as voles, gophers, marSolanaceous vegetables, the deadly mots and ground squirrels are strict nightshade group of tomatoes, potatoes, vegetarians. Habitat modification is efand peppers, carry the badge of rarelyfective by keeping tall grasses mowed, damaged. Artichokes and rhubarb are removing any landscaping fabric, storalso rarely damaged. ing firewood and building supplies on Exclusion by fencing or netting typiracks above ground. cally must be eight feet high to keep deer Protect valuable plants using hardware from jumping over. Secure fencing close wire mesh screening at the bottom of to the ground to prevent them from raised beds to prevent burrowing under crawling under the fence. Protect indithe vegetable garden with the edges of vidual trees or shrubs by encircling the the mesh pointing up. Mousetraps or rat plants with staked wire or plastic mesh. traps for larger critters placed perpendiSome commercially available trunk cular in tunnels will also trap small popwraps are designed to protect bark from ulations of voles or gophers. antler-rubbing. Repellents are either area repellents or Aversion from the area may mean detaste repellents. Area repellents repel the vices that create noise, motion or lights. animal by smell. The chemical is aroTaste-based repellents can help if they matic and fills the air in the general area are applied repeatedly and changed freof the planting. Taste repellents include quently. Once deer accommodate to a capsaicin or hot sauce which can be repellent, it loses its ability to deter used to protect trees, shrubs and vegthem. Flashing lights, for example, work etable crops. briefly but deer soon learn to ignore Additional information may be found them. Read labels for taste-based repelat the CSU Extension website: lents to verify they are approved for use on food crops. tml Organic repellents include: Crushed Charleen Barr is a Colorado State Unigarlic or onions enclosed in a net bag, or versity Extension Master Gardener in fabric softener sheets, blood meal, or a Larimer County. She contributed this arhot sauce and dish soap mix sprayed on ticle through Dr. Alison Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor, CSU plants to create a bad taste. Hanging a Extension Agent in Larimer County. few bars of strong-smelling soaps such Estes Valley Community Garden Board as Dial or Irish Spring in an old sock or thanks Charleen and Alison for providing nylons placed around the garden may this information.

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Palm Sunday is such a lovely religious day for all Christians. It is a celebration showing the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem with the crowds cheering and welcoming Him. It is also the last week of Lent and the last week of our Bible study of the letters of James. To be frank, I had never read that part of the New Testament. I thoroughly enjoyed all the sessions, if I can always practice what I have learned. I also enjoyed all the goodies that various people brought. One such treat was baked by Johanna G. She was kind enough to share the recipe.

Johanna’s Overnight Coffee Cake 3/4 cup butter, softened 1 cup minus 1 tablespoon of sugar 1 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt 1 cup sour cream 1 tsp. ground nutmeg 2 eggs 3/4 cup brown sugar 2 cups flour 1 tsp. ground cinnamon 1 tsp. baking powder 1/2 cup pecans, chopped Combine the butter and sugar and mix

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Estes Arts District Presents First Friday! Art Groove & Drop Stops

Happy spring! Join us on Friday, April 5th starting at 5 p.m. to enjoy gallery socials throughout the village. Your local galleries are acquiring new artwork as they gear up for the summer. Come check it out. There will be a variety of happenings such as live music, tasty snacks, refreshments, show openings plus artists to chat with about their work. Bring a friend or come and meet some new friends and perhaps find a delightful piece of art to take home with you. Ride the free Estes Park Trolley from 5:00-8:00 p.m. to help you visit

them all. Collect gallery marks on your Groovy Gallery Travel Card for a chance to win two tickets for the Taste of Estes brought to you by the Quota Club of Estes Park. Can you say yum?! How to enter drawing: 1. Get a Groovy Gallery travel card. 2. Get a minimum of four different gallery signatures. 3. Add your contact information. 4. Turn in your signed travel card. 5. Done! More event details at APRIL 5TH PARTICIPATING GALLERIES The Studio Fine Art & Framing 541 Big Thompson Ave. (behind Theater/Stanley Village). First Friday! Art Groove- with a celebration of local artists; as well as exciting new work from Greg Miles. Come on out for good food and delicious people. Live music from "Restless Spirit" (acoustic folk) 5-8 p.m. The Art Center of Estes Park 517 Big Thompson Ave. Show & exhibit “Through the Eyes of an Artist" oil paintings by Eileen Van Baren. Eileen has been painting for more than 40 years in Loveland, Colorado. Working primarily in oils, Eileen paints portraits, landscapes, and still life. A love of the mountains and the outdoors inspire

her art. Intrinsic details in scenery along with personal reflections and artistic observations characterize her painting. Snacks and punch will be served. 5-8 p.m. Earthwood Artisans 360 E. Elkhorn Ave. Join the party. We are currently showing works from over 120 American artists. Meet one of our artists Betty Horschler. She will have hand painted wood slice ornaments with a variety of fun designs for sale. Tasty snacks and beverages will be provided

during this town wide First Friday! Art Groove event. 5-8 p.m. Aspen and Evergreen Gallery 356 E. Elkhorn Ave. Join us for refresh-

ments and a copious amount of local art. Local artists will be on hand to chat with about their art. 5-7 p.m. Earthwood Collections 141 E. Elkhorn Ave. Show opening with fine art painter Connie Slack from Boulder plus enjoy live jazz with Max Wagner (sax) and Stu MacAskie (piano). Meet Connie and enjoy seeing some of her latest work. Connie's works are in acrylics and verges on abstract. Complimentary food and refreshments will be served through the evening. You never know what you might see during this fun town-wide art event. 5-8 p.m. Stop in for a Drop! The Estes Park Trolley will be stopping at Drop Stops along the First Friday! Art Groove route so you can enjoy a tasting or a flight at these local craft beverage establishments between gallery visits. The free trolley runs from 5:00-8:00 p.m.  Rock Cut Brewing Co. - Groovy specials plus a twelve tap selection.  Snowy Peaks Winery - Tasting room open until 7:30 p.m.  Elkins Distilling Co.- Corn Whisky, Colorado style or try it apple spiced.  Lumpy Ridge Brewing Co. – 5-8 p.m. Live music with Geoff Clark plus art on display from 5 Elements Forge. Featuring metal artists Bear PayPay and Hawk Koontz. Come out and see beautiful artwork plus enjoy a true taste of Colorado.

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Finding Rocky Mountain Wildflowers

Photo by Marlene Borneman

One of the wonders of living in the Rocky Mountains is enjoying the abundance of wildflowers that grow in these natural surroundings. However, wildflower seekers can be unsuccessful in their search if they don’t know where to look for particular wildflowers or what time of year those flowers are blooming. At the April meeting of the Estes Park Garden Club, people who are interested in wildflowers can gain background knowledge that will increase their chances of finding some of Colorado’s beautiful and unique wildflowers. Marlene Borneman, author of three books on Rocky Mountain wildflowers, will provide extensive information about area wildflowers.

According to Marlene’s bio, she has been photographing Colorado’s wildflowers while on her hiking and climbing adventures since 1974, which included all of the 126 named peaks in Rocky Mountain National Park. This experience sparked her desire to learn more about the botany behind these beautiful plants and led to her to participate in formal and informal studies, as well as extensive fieldwork in Colorado’s rich and diverse flora. Marlene has earned her Native Plant Master Certification and is a member of the Colorado Native Plant Society. She teaches wildflower classes for the Rocky Mountain Conservancy and provides community programs to educate and promote stewardship for Colorado’s wildflowers. She is the author of Rocky Mountain Wildflowers 2Ed., The Best Front Range Wildflower Hikes, and Rocky Mountain Alpine Flowers. Join us at the meeting of the Estes Park Garden Club on Monday, April 8, at 10:30 a.m., in the Hondius Room of the Estes Valley Public Library where Marlene will share information about Rocky Mountain and Colorado wildflowers, where to find them, and when they bloom. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Genealogical Society Meeting April 11

Estes Park Senior Citizens Center Menu ——Week of April 8 thru April 12 —— Monday, Apr 8 Chicken Fried Chicken, scrambled eggs (2), hash browns & fruit Tuesday, Apr 9 Apple Stuffed Chicken w/ potatoes au gratin & vegetables Wednesday, Apr 10 Meat Lasagna w/ garlic bread & side salad Thursday, Apr 11 Pot Roast w/ roasted potatoes & soup Friday, Apr 12 Salmon (4 oz) w/ rice pilaf & side salad

——Week of April 15 thru April 19 —— Monday, Apr 15 Waffle w/ scrambled eggs (2), sausage & fruit Tuesday, Apr 16 Chicken Parmesan & Spaghetti, garlic bread & side salad Wednesday, Apr 17 Smothered Chicken (green peppers, onions & mushrooms) w/ mashed potatoes, gravy & vegetables Thursday, Apr 18 Hawaiian Smoked Ham w/pineapple glaze, sweet potatoes & soup Friday, Apr 19 Fish & Homemade Chips w/clam chowder soup & coleslaw All noon meals are $5 for current EP Senior Citizens Center members and are by reservation only. Reservations must be made by 1:00 PM at least one business day in advance. Note, if you want to reserve a meal for Monday, Apr 8th, you need to call before 1:00 PM on Friday, Apr 5th. For reservations call 970-581-2195 (Monday – Friday 9:00 am - 1:30 pm). Pre-paid meal tickets and membership forms are available at the Estes Park Senior Citizens Center located at 1820 S. St. Vrain (Masonic Lodge). Eat at the Senior Citizens Center or take Meals to Go! Regular hours of operation 9:00 am -- 1:30 pm Monday thru Friday. Join or renew membership for 2019! Check out our website: TriFit, Balance, Mah Jongg, games, movies, and other activities. EPSCC, Inc. wants to serve YOU and YOU can enjoy serving others!

The Estes Park Genealogical Society will provide a free educational program entitled, “Check it Out: Using Public Libraries for Genealogy,” on Thursday, April 11 at 4:30-6 in the Hondius Room at the Estes Valley Library, located at 335 E. Elkhorn Ave. Fort Collins genealogical researcher and teacher, Carol Stetser, will be our speaker. Most genealogists assume that if they don’t live in the area that their ancestor did, their local public library will be of little use to their research. Local libraries contain a wealth of resources that can be invaluable to family historians. In addition to containing helpful books and periodicals and teaching classes on using various types of software, libraries subscribe to databases not available or too pricey for individuals. Carol Stetser presently serves on the Board of Directors of Larimer County Genealogical Society and specializes in teaching Introductory and Intermediate Genealogy classes. As a former public school teacher with a background in

English and History, Carol enjoys sharing her expertise and love of genealogy. Carol has served with several Colorado Genealogical Societies in various capacities, including Vice President and Recording Secretary. Carol last spoke to EPGS in July 2018, with a presentation entitled, “Chasing Collaterals: Finding Your Ancestors without Looking for Them.” Anyone interested in genealogy and family history research is welcome to attend the meetings. The society meets the second Thursday of every month through November from 4:30-6 (except June 5-6:30). All meetings will be held in the library, offering a wide variety of speakers and programing. Annual dues of only $20 for your family, goes toward bringing quality speakers to Estes Park. Upcoming programs include: May-DNA, JuneWriter’s Workshop, July-Civil War, August-Irish History, September-Census and Maps, Oct-Finding Missing Family and Nov-Scottish Records. Check this newspaper for additional monthly details.

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Shark Tank Grant For Nonprofits

Youth In Action (YIA) announces a grant for nonprofit organizations within the Estes Park community. Projects should directly impact Estes Park youth of all ages. The “Sharks” of YIA have developed the criteria and expectations for the grant and are excited to offer this opportunity to Estes Park nonprofit organizations. Finalists will be invited to pitch their projects in a Shark Tank style event on April 24. These youth “Sharks” will use the in-person presentations to answer final questions and make their decisions on awarding $2000 to one or more local projects. ● Applicants must be a 501c3 nonprofit entity in good standing. ● Requests will be accepted for up to

$2000. Award may be split among deserving organizations. ● Projects must benefit youth of any/all ages in the Estes Park community and be implemented within one year. Last year YIA awarded monies to the League of Women Voters programming that connects youth to local and state level elected officials, Estes Park Cycling Coalition for elements in the new bike park, EVICS to fund a parent education program, and Mission: New Earth’s youth photography program. Shark Tank is open to the public and will take place April 24, 1:30 p.m. at the Estes Park High School. Also plan to join us at the local scholarship ceremony on May 15 at EPHS where YIA will present grant awards to nonprofits to kick off the night of generosity within the community. Please find the full RFP/application on our website: or request the full RFP by emailing EPNRC Director, Laurie Dale Marshall Deadline for submission is April 12, 2019.

EPWGA Opening Luncheon Ladies! Would you like to join a group that plays 18 holes of golf on Tuesday mornings? The Estes Park Women's Golf Association begins their season with an opening luncheon at Mama Rose's on Tuesday, April 30th at 11:30 a.m. Reservations are due by Monday, April 22. League play begins Tuesday, May 7th. Think fairways and greens! Call Judi Cunningham at 577-1221 for reservations and more information.

1700 Brodie Ave, across from High School More Information at and 970-586-4404 Sunday Service at 10:00am Children Welcome Pipe Organ - Chapel Choir - Bell Choirs

Bella Walker 9th Grade Congratulations to Bella Walker, the Student of the Week for April 5, 2019. At EPHS, Bella is a member of the basketball team and she has earned her varsity letter in her sport. She maintains a 4.1 GPA. Outside of school, Bella likes to go horseback riding, play the guitar and hunt. Bella’s favorite quote is, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9” She likes this quote because she says, “I have lived my life in fear for many years and I still say ‘no’ to amazing things, because of fear. When I gave my life to God, I found confidence and comfort and stopped letting the fear control me.” After high school, Bella doesn’t have

any specific plans yet, as she knows that things can change. Right now she is taking a variety of classes to keep her options open. If she had to make a choice this year, she would pursue a career in cartoon animation. She enjoys making her drawings come to life and says, “It seems like it would be an amazing job!”

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

Join us for Communion April 7

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In just a couple of weeks people all over the world will be celebrating â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Easterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. This is a good time to stop and consider what it means to each of us. To many, Easter is about parades, dresses, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;eggsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;bunniesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, and there will be many childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s activities involving those things. Good times such as these are always wholesome fun and bring people together. For millions of others, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Easterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; is a time of serious reflection about the greatest event of all time â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the death, burial and, on Sunday, the resurrection of Jesus Christ, Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Son and our Savior, from the grave, the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;first-fruitsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; of all mankind, showing us that we will â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;follow suitâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; someday and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;come forth out of our graveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; like He did. The EPNews is asking all the churches to let them know what each church is planning for that day, so that it can be publicized. Some churches will combine for a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;sunrise serviceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and begin the day commemorating His resurrection. Others will have various activities to â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;celebrateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; the fact that â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Christ, the Lord, is risen today!â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Our church on Fish Creek will do about what we do every Lordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day: celebrate the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ around the communion table, celebrating the Lordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Supper; we will celebrate His resurrection in congregational singing; we will hear a message about the reality of Christâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rising from the grave and what it means for our lives. Following our worship we will, like many, have a potluck dinner for all, and have a recreation of hiding and finding colored eggs. This will be a great time for all, and you are warmly invited to join us for any or all of this. The greatest thing about the emphasis on this day, throughout the world, is that â&#x20AC;&#x153;Christ is preached!â&#x20AC;? Only two days a year does this happen so widely. Many churches do different things around the Christmas and Easter holidays. This is not unusual since there is little historical evidence that can â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nail downâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; the exact times of these events. Therefore, while some churches invest a great deal of time, energy and emphasis on them, others make little variations in their normal worship practices. Paul points out that either has to be honored and respected as long as Christ is honored. (Romans 14) Paul further emphasizes this in Philippians 1, when he celebrates: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Christ is preachedâ&#x20AC;Śand because of that I rejoice.â&#x20AC;? We should all share that exultation whenever we hear Christ honored and celebrated. So, what are you going to do on that day two weeks off? As Paul said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Christ is preached!â&#x20AC;? Will He be â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;preachedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; in your household? To your children? Or will their minds be filled with visions of Easter eggs and bunny rabbits? I expect that all of us have fond memories of such activities in former days. Mine centered around an â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;after churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; visit to Sacagawea Park in Livingston, Montana. The main thing I remember was that each colored egg had a sticker on it that designated an amount of moneyâ&#x20AC;Ś10 or 25 cents â&#x20AC;Śand, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;greedy meâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, I did pretty well. Many since then have not involved such incentives but are still enjoyable and memory-building, especially if you are doing such with your kids. So, on this Lordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day two weeks from now, let me recommend that you get yourself and your children up and begin the day with a service that will honor the greatness of our Lord and celebrate His resurrection from the dead, realizing that it has such importance for each of usâ&#x20AC;Śbecause we, too, will die and be laid to rest, and we want to be, as Paul said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;like Him, in a resurrection like Hisâ&#x20AC;?. We can...if we are His. Bob

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Patient Access Is Your First Stop For Services Estes Park Health understands that when you arrive at our door, you just want to have your procedure done or see your physician. Please know that when we ask you for your insurance card, your

Physician Clinic Patient Access.

ID and verify your benefits, we are protecting your valuable patient information. What is Patient Access? The trained Patient Registration Professionals that check you in for your appointments have several things they need to confirm before moving you to your next destination at Estes Park Health. It will take a little bit of time, so always make sure you leave time between arriving and your scheduled appointment time to allow our Patient Registration Professional to: â&#x20AC;˘ Make sure you are you! Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why they ask for your I. D., every time. â&#x20AC;˘ Make sure your insurance is captured correctly! They want to ensure everything is up to date BEFORE you meet with a physician or have a procedure, every time. â&#x20AC;˘ Make sure to verify your benefits! They want to help you understand your copay, deductible and/or co-insurance to help you understand your cost for the services youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re receiving, every time. You are expected to pay your plan-required co-payment, estimated deductible and/or co-insurance at the time of service. Estes Park Heath accepts cash, personal checks, money orders VISA, MasterCard, Discover Card, American Express and Health Saving Account (HSA) cards. We must stay on top of constantly changing insurance benefits Many changes have taken place in the health insurance industry in recent years. Procedures and services once covered in full can now be partially covered, covered only under certain circumstances or in some cases not covered at all. Your insurance plan can deny payment for services or procedures even after they have been completed. Many health maintenance organizations (HMOs) and insurance plans now require pre-authorization notification, approval or second opinions for certain procedures. In addition to our highly skilled patient registration team, we also have other financial professionals to help you navigate on-going financial questions. Estes

Park Health Patient Financial Services provides you with access to a Patient Financial Customer Service representative (970-577-4530), two Financial Counselors (970-577-4327) and 970-5774528) dedicated to resolving patient

Outpatient Services Patient Access.

balances and a Pre-Access Services Specialist (970-577-4525) who can provide you with an estimate for upcoming surgery or meet with you for pre-op appointments to ensure you understand your financial responsi- Emergency Department bility to the Patient Access. hospital and/or the health care provider based on insurance benefits. Since every insurance plan is different, please be sure to check your coverage and ask questions prior to receiving treatment. Not following your insurance company's rules could result in a larger financial responsibility for you. Estes Park Health Financial Counselors can help you understand your financial rights and responsibilities associated with your services and procedures. You can visit to review a copy of the Estes Park Health Financial Assistance Program. Below are some frequently asked questions from our patients. What if I am having difficulties paying my co-payment, deductible or coinsurance? Our Patient Financial Counselors are available and here to assist you. You can call 970-577-4327 or 970-577-4528 to schedule an appointment. What if I do not have insurance? Am I eligible for other health benefits? Patient Financial Counselors can discuss available options, work with you to determine the payment arrangements that will work best for your situation and help you apply for financial assistance. Who do I call if I have questions about my bill? Our Lead Customer Service Representative can help you understand the billing process and is available to assist you as needed. You can call 970-5774530 with questions.

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Is It Time To Update Your Will?

If you’ve made a will, you’re ahead of the 74% of Americans with children that have not. Congratulations for creating and signing one of the most important documents you will ever come across! While you have taken one large, proactive step to protect your loved ones from unnecessary taxes and paperwork after your passing, what you may not know is that a will is like the roof on your home. It doesn’t need to be maintained every year, but it’s important to take a look at the shingles every now and again to make sure you are still covered. How do you know when it’s time to update your will? Any major life change should be an impetus. For example, probate laws vary from state to state, so a cross-country move is one example. “There are nuances in estate law that most people don’t think about when they retire or relocate to a new area. A quick review and possible update of estate documents with a local professional is the most efficient way to make sure your estate goals are still being achieved,” said Carl Robicheaux, attorney in Estes Park. Other reasons to revisit your will include approaching the age where you will begin taking Required Minimum Distributions from your retirement ac-

count, a change in tax laws, your children reaching the age of 18, or wanting to provide for a charity or other organization. Estes Park Health Foundation is sponsoring a free Wills & Estates Seminar on Wednesday, April 17, at the Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies located at 1700 Brodie Ave in Estes Park. Carl Robicheaux, an attorney in Estes Park, will provide a general overview of estate planning and probate. Mr. Robicheaux has practiced law for 31 years and is licensed in Colorado, Louisiana, and Connecticut. He can provide answers to your questions regarding wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and advanced directives, also known as living wills. “At the Foundation, we like to help community members plan for the inevitable and unknown. We think it’s important to facilitate forums like the Wills & Estates seminar for people to commune, learn, and ask pertinent questions in an open environment without solicitation,” said Kevin Mullin, Executive Director at Estes Park Health Foundation. To reserve your seat, go to, or call 970-5774370 for more info. The Estes Park Health Foundation increases community awareness of Estes Park Health, and develops, manages and distributes funds to assist EPH in fulfilling its mission. To learn more about initiatives or to volunteer, contact them at or 970-577-4370.

Woman’s Club Meeting April 10

The Estes Park Woman's Club will have their monthly luncheon on Wednesday, April 10th at Claires on the Park. Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. The noon luncheon will be followed by a business

meeting honoring past Woman's Club Presidents and current board members. For more information about attending the luncheon, please call Sallie Brackman at (816) 225-9130.

Wildlife Responder Available To Help Knowledge, experience, skills to assist and educate individuals with and about wildlife encounters/situations. Specialty is elk, deer, bears, mountain lions. Part of Rocky Mtn. Cat Conservancy Research. If you see a kill site, call asap, or if you want more information or help with a wildlife situation, call Jayne the “Bear Lady” at 970-685-8756.

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Healing Waters Adopting Ducks Quack Quack Quack! Hurry and waddle on in to the Healing Waters Pool to get your exercise on and adopt your ducks! There are a few “free” ducks left. Our ducks are the fastest and the luckiest! Just ask last year’s grand prize

winner. We are grateful to the Rotary Club of Estes Park for the opportunity to participate in the annual Rotary Duck Race Festival. 95% of each duck adoption is credited to the participating organization chosen by each “adoptive” individual. Healing Waters Foundation relies on the contributions received from this fundraising event to keep our doors open and our pool warm for our clients. We sincerely hope to inspire all of our Estes Valley neighbors to come enjoy some warm water exercise! Look for us at the Duck Race Festival, we’ll be waddling around. Call 970-586-9205 or stop in at 1632-B Big Thompson Avenue (behind Rambo’s).

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Help Send RoboCats & Robo Elk Robotics Teams To World Competition! The RoboCats and Robo Elk robotics teams have qualified for the VEX World Championship in Louisville, Kentucky. They will compete against the top 400 elementary school teams from around the world. We have six students planning on attending and the students and their families will be raising money to offset the cost of travel. The new owners of Nicky’s Steakhouse Restaurant and Lounge, John and Lori Thomason, have generously offered to host a fundraising dinner on their opening night! The dinner will be held on Tuesday, April 16th and a portion of the dinner cost that night will be donated to the two teams. The team members will be on hand throughout the evening to offer demonstrations and discuss what they have learned in the robotics program. Diners may also choose to donate extra that night as the teams need all the help they can get! We are so grateful for the support of our community, family and friends! For questions about donations or

fundraising, please contact our club sponsors or visit our website at Nick Gooch at | Darby O'Connor @ What we are all about: The Estes Park Robotics Club has nearly 60 students this year. We have five VEX IQ competition teams made up of 5th grade students.

The VEX IQ Challenge fosters student development of the teamwork, critical thinking, project management, and communication skills required to prepare them to become the next generation of innovators and problem solvers. VEX IQ Challenge Next Level is played on a 4’x8’ rectangular field. Two robots compete in the Teamwork Challenge as an alliance in 60 second long teamwork matches, working collaboratively to score points. Teams also compete in the Robot Skills Challenge where one robot takes the field to score as many points as possible. These matches consist of Driving Skills Matches, which will be entirely driver controlled, and Programming Skills Matches, which will be autonomous with limited human interaction. The object of the game is to attain the highest score by scoring and stacking colored Hubs in Building Zones, removing Bonus Hubs from the Hanging Structure, and by Parking or Hanging on

the Hanging Bar. Our Year in Review: January 19, 2019: Soaring Heights K-8 in Erie, Colorado Awards Won: Create Award - 69350C - Robo Elk January 26, 2019: Niwot Elementary School, Niwot, Colorado Awards Won: Create Award - 69350C - Robo Elk Teamwork Champion Award - 69350C Robo Elk (Qualified for 2018-19 Colorado VEX IQ State Championship - Elementary State/Regional Championship CREATE U. S. Open) Judges Award - 69350D - Gear Breakers February 9. 2019: Northridge Elementary School, Longmont, Colorado Awards Won: Amaze Award - 69350C - Robo Elk Teamwork Champion Award - 69350C Robo Elk Robot Skills Champion Award - 69350C - Robo Elk Think Award - 69350A - Robocats March 2, 2019: 2018-19 Colorado VEX IQ State Championship, Erie, Colorado Awards Won: Teamwork 3rd Place Award (VIQC) 69350A-Robocats (Qualified for 2019 VEX Robotics World Championship VEX IQ Challenge Elementary School Division World Championship).

EVICS Celebrates The Month Of The Young Child

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

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

April has been designated “Month of the Young Child.” Why celebrate the young child, you ask? Young children will be our future leaders making decisions that affect us years down the road. As a community, it is critical to put issues concerning the development of babies and toddlers front and center. During the month of April, we want to remind Estes Park residents that we need to ensure young children are given the resources necessary to achieve success in school and eventually adulthood. EVICS Family Resource Center is dedicated to strengthening and supporting families and children in the Estes Valley by providing early childhood support, childcare referrals and scholarships, free diaper bank, family nights, playgroups, workshops, support groups and parent education. Estes Valley Investment In Childhood Success (EVICS) provides a safe and accessible place where all families can receive referrals and get connected to comprehensive

and coordinated community resources. Please visit our webpage at for information about upcoming events, resources as well as opportunities to get involved. Let’s rally around our young families raising tomorrow’s leaders and celebrate “Month of the Young Child!”

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Watercolor Workshop This Weekend

Many people love the idea of learning to paint – but don't really know how to pursue it, or they don't have the time to find a good instructor. It can be said that finding the right teacher is the biggest challenge – because finding someone with whom you connect (and appreciate their work), and they don't try to impose rigid standards on you can be almost impossible. Thus, it's important to look at different approaches and teaching styles to get the most out of it. Fortunately, there is an upcoming watercolor workshop taught by three local masters - KC Benson, Scott Rashid, and Greg Miles. On Saturday, April 6th and Sunday April 7th, these three artists will explain their different philosophies and techniques for painting – and all three of them are drastically different in their approach, execution, and subject matter. What this means for the student is that they have many different ways to look at how to paint. But in true “workshop” fashion, this is not about lecturing on how it's is showing different approaches and then allowing the participants to try those same approaches. Thus, much of the structure is about showing one technique and then having the participants try that. So, three different instructors, three totally different styles, three totally different approaches means that workshop participants get an abundance of possibilities. Because of their abilities and their approaches, this workshop is suitable for beginners as well as advanced painters. Some of the techniques are unorthodox, which means even those who've been painting for years can benefit. Artist KC Benson was the protege of local artist Herb Thompson, and you can

see the influence in his work. He paints landscape scenes that draw the viewer in . . . from mountains to canyons, much of it with reflected light on water. Snow scenes, beautiful atmospheric qualities of light in clouds, evergreens in sunlight...all are hallmarks of KC's work. Artist, researcher, and author Scott Rashid has been drawing and painting birds since the 1980s. Originally from

more, his art is in private collections throughout North America as well and Europe, Japan and Australia. Artist Greg Miles began as a western and equine artist back in the late 90's. His paintings have been featured in Western Horseman magazine, Cowboys & Indians magazine, Southwest Art magazine, as well as numerous book covers. His work is largely non-narrative realism with abstracted elements, using bold light and shadow with strong, intense color. Many of his paintings feature only part of the subject, leaving the viewer to become interactive with the work. His work is in collections around the world, and he tells us that he even tion, enabling the viewer to see the habihas a painting in the Louvre (yes, the tat where that species could be found. one in Paris). Scott takes great care in making sure the birds within his painting are anatom- This workshop runs for two full days; th ically correct, however, he also takes a bit this Saturday, April 6 from 9 to 5 and th of artistic license, using color and shape Sunday, April 7 from 9 to 4; and is held to make sure that the viewer can see and at The Studio Fine Art & Framing - loidentify all the parts of the birds through cated in "middle" Stanley Village (541 Big Thompson Ave). There are a limited one another. number of seats available, and at $200 Scott has written and illustrated three books; Small Mountain Owls, The Great per person for the entire weekend, those are sure to fill up quickly. There is comHorned Owl and in-depth Study and Northern Goshawk, the Gray Ghost. His plete syllabus available as well as a materials list from the instructors. Contact drawing of a Wilson ’s Snipe adorns the Greg Miles at to cover of every March issue of the Wilregister for class. son’s Journal of Ornithology. Further-


Location: Estes Park Public Library Date: April 7 Time: 3:30pm Free to the Public

Wisconsin, Scott grew up in a small Midwestern town where he enjoyed the outdoors and the natural world. He began drawing birds in pencil and then moved to working in pen-and-ink. He did not discover watercolor until his sophomore year in college. Also during his sophomore year, he began studying art history. He was always interested in creating representational art however; he became quite fascinated and influenced by Cubism and began combining the two styles. Scott paints in the transparent medium of watercolor, to create unmistakable images of birds. Most of his paintings have three birds; often two males and a female. Some paintings will even have a hint of landscape within the composi-

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Larimer County Commissioner Candidate To Visit Estes Park April 9 Larimer County Commissioner Candidate Jody Shadduck-McNally will be in Estes Park on Tuesday, April 9, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the library’s Hondius Room. This meeting is open to the public and is hosted by Democrats in our Estes Valley area. Jody has announced her run in 2020 for Larimer County Commissioner District 3 currently held by Tom Donnelly, who is term-limited. District 3 includes Estes Park and surrounding areas of Estes Valley. Commissioners in Larimer County are voted on “at-large” meaning that all citizens of the County vote for all Commissioner seats, but each candidate must live in the specific District they will represent. Jody is a native of Northern Colorado, and she and her family have lived in Larimer County for the past 19 years. She is a frequent visitor to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park, and is devoted to protecting and preserving the environment of this fragile area. Please visit Jody’s website,, and come meet this impressive candidate in person. For more information, email the Democratic PCP Coordinator, at

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Disc Golf Available For Play On EVRPD 9-Hole Course The Estes Valley Recreation and Park District (EVPRD) is excited to announce the addition of a disc golf course at the Lake Estes 9-Hole Golf Course. The course will have a soft opening from April 1 to April 12 with play starting daily at 9 a.m. Tee times are not required during the soft opening. The course will be closed for annual maintenance from April 13 to May 9 to prepare the greens for summer play. The course will reopen on Friday, May 10 for the 2019 summer season when disc golf play will start daily at noon and tee times are encouraged. The course, an expansion initiative to fill in the available tee times in the afternoon, provides Estes Park residents and visitors with a new alternative for mild afternoon fun in the heart of downtown Estes. The course is also one of only a few hybrid courses in Colorado combining traditional and disc golf together on one golf playground. “We saw an opportunity to provide a new recreational sport on the nine-hole course,” said Mark Miller, Manager of Golf Services for EVRPD. “With the rising popularity of disc golf, we thought it was a logical choice to make the best use of the available space while providing something fun and active.” Disc golf is played much like traditional golf with similar rules, scoring and etiquette. The difference is the use of plastic discs tossed from each tee and eventually sinking it in the metal chain basket. Because of the hybrid course, the disc goals have been positioned near, but not on, the existing greens so the new game will not interfere with regular golf. The Estes Park golf courses — EVRPD also manages the Estes Park 18-Hole Golf Course located on Colorado Highway 7 — have seen revenue growth over the last few years, a strong sign for golfing in Estes Park. The Lake Estes 9-Hole Golf Course saw a six percent increase in revenue from 2015 to 2018 and the Estes Park 18-Hole Golf Course saw a 1.8 percent revenue increase for the same time frame. The golf industry, however, is on the decline since the Great Recession of 2007-2009. According to Colorado AvidGolfer, a leading publication for the Colorado golf industry, roughly 800 courses were shuttered nationwide in the decade following the Great Recession. And the National Golf Foundation reported that total participation for the sport dropped 20 percent from 2005 to 2016. Reasons for the decline in participation include length of time for a full 18-hole round, overall cost to play, difficulty to understand the rules, and coolness factor for kids. “We saw disc golf as an ideal solution to these challenges, especially for attracting a younger player,” said Miller. “By placing this game on the nine-hole course rather than the 18-hole, we over-

come the challenge of length of time. And a round of disc golf takes much less time to complete than traditional golf. The cost is also substantially lower at only $5 per player.” Disc golf has grown in popularity since the first course opened in 1975. According to the Professional Disc Golf Association, there are more than 6,300 disc golf courses in the U.S. and the association’s membership increased almost 13 percent from 2017 to 2018. Discs are available to borrow at the Lake Estes 9-Hole Golf Course or players may bring their own. Season passholders for Estes Park Golf Courses have the added bonus of playing disc golf at no additional charge. In addition to the opening of the disc golf course, the Estes Park 18-Hole Golf Course is gearing up for a great 2019 season after celebrating the course’s 100th birthday in 2018. The course will open for the summer on Saturday, April 13 at 8 a.m. The pro shop opened April 1 and will be open daily through October 31. And EVRPD management is excited to have Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ return as the concessionaire for the Hangar Restaurant at the 18-hole course. They also opened on Monday, April 1, and will be open daily for breakfast and lunch through October 31; dinner will be added as the hours expand for the golf course in June. For additional information about the Estes Park golf courses, the disc golf course or tee times, call 970-586-8146 or visit

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Things To Do With Estes Valley Recreation And Park District All programs are at the Estes Valley Community Center unless otherwise noted. This list only covers a small portion of the wide variety of EVRPD programming. For a complete list of classes, programs, events and activities, visit DANCE Intro to Line Dancing and Line Dance Party Weekly on Sundays, 1-1:50 p.m. (Intro to Line Dance), 2-2:50 p.m. (Line Dance Party) $5 drop-in or $7 for Intro to Line Dance and Line Dance Party taken together. TRAVEL New Belgium Brewing and Old Town Fort Collins Wednesday, April 17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (ages 21+) $25 includes ticket to New Belgium brewing, round-trip transportation, and parking; registration required. HEALTH AND WELLNESS First Friday Cultivating Well-Being Friday, April 5, 10-11:30 a.m. (ages 18+) Free and open to the public; drop-in. Low Vision Support Group Tuesday, April 9, 1-2 p.m. (ages 55+) Free; drop-in. What’s Your Plan? Part 2 Friday, April 12, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. (ages 18+) Free; registration required.

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Hunt Saturday, April 13, 8:30-11 a.m. (all ages) Free; drop-in. Blood Drive Monday, April 15, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (ages 18+) Free; drop-in. For more info, call Lisa Taylor at 970577-4390. SOCIAL ACTIVITIES Palette Pals Open Art Studio Mondays, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (ages 18+) Free and open to the public; drop-in. Rocky Rollers Wii Bowling Mondays, 10 a.m. (ages 18+) Free and open to the public; drop-in. Family Playgroup Wednesdays, April 10 to May 22, 10-11 a.m. (ages 0-5) Free and open to the public; drop-in. Backgammon Wednesday, April 10, 1-2:30 p.m. (ages 18+) Free and open to the public; drop-in. Drop-in Ping Pong Thursdays, now 9 a.m.-7 p.m. (all ages) Free with daily admission or included with membership; drop-in. Drop-in Bridge Thursdays, Lessons: 11:15 a.m.; Games: 12:30-4 p.m. (ages 18+) Call Llyod Parker for info (970-5813505). Drop-in Cribbage Thursdays, 2-4 p.m. (ages 18+) Free with daily admission or included

with membership; drop-in. Drop-in Chess Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m. (ages 18+) Free with daily admission or included with membership; drop-in. Kids’ Nite Out Saturdays, April 6 to May 18, 7-10:30 p.m. (ages 7-14) $12 per child; drop-in. GOLF $5 Fridays Fridays, April 5-April 12, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Lake Estes 9-Hole Golf Course; tee times not required. Estes Park 18-Hole Golf Course Season Opening Saturday, April 13, 8 a.m. Estes Park 18-Hole Golf Course; call 970-586-8146 to reserve a tee time. Get Golf Ready Program starts May 1; includes three lessons from a PGA pro $100 per person; call 970-586-8146 to reserve your spot. AQUATICS Dive into Diving Saturdays, April 13-May 4, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Last session! $54 for the series; advanced registration required. REGISTRATION To register for these programs or for more information about the new recreation center, visit or call 970586-8191. You can also register in person by visiting the recreation center at 660 Community Drive. 1200 Graves Avenue • 970-586-5324

New Price

Broker Owner CRS, CMAS

Dave Lasota


970 412-7283

970 586-1000

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970 586-1000

Broker CRS, GRI, CDPE, ABR, SRES, QSC, CLHMS $895,000 • 4 Bed, 4 Bath, 4284 sq ft • Gourmet Kitchen, Beautiful Views • Borders MacGregor Ranch, 2 Workshops $150,000 • Full Service Office Center • Be Your Own Boss, Growth Potential • 36 Years in Business

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Maria Gomez Broker

512 Devon Dr. $435,000 • 2 bedroom,2 bath, 1,666 sq ft • Great Longs Peak Views from Living room and Deck

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

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

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2222 Highway 66 #12 $511,900 • Beautiful Victorian condo in wooded nook • Spacious 3 Bed, 3 Bath, 2154 SQ FT • Just steps to Big Thompson river & 2 miles from RMNP

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565 Devon Dr. Unit A $469,900 • 2 Bed, 2 Bath, 1882 sq ft. • Single level living • Great views

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

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514 Grand Estates Drive, A3 Best value at Lake Meadow Condominiums, beautifully designed, spacious, sunny with a Longs Peak view. Features include Great room with fireplace, spacious kitchen with pantry, new appliances, bedrooms with walk in closets, close to Lake Estes Trail. $299,000

1437 Raven Circle, B


This is not a drive by! Wonderfully updated 3 bed/2.5 bath Ranch Meadow Condominium with loft. Great private location, south facing, panoramic mountain views, hardwood floors throughout main level, granite counters. Master bedroom with walk in closet and large bath with walk in shower. Cozy up to one of the 2 fireplaces or relax on the deck that can be enjoyed yearround with a sun awning. $415,000

Wine Dinner Fundraiser Friday, April 12 Join us for a Sparkling Wine Tasting and dinner celebrating 16 years of student success at Estes Park Learning Place. During the evening we’ll hear about the impact your generosity makes on our students and on the community of Estes Park. Plan to arrive by 5:30 p.m. for a chance to mingle with the EPLP staff and board. Dinner will begin promptly at 6 p.m. and has graciously been provided by Mama Rose’s. This allows 100% of all donations to go directly to the work of EPLP. RSVP by April 8. We encourage you to bring a guest you would like to introduce to the work of The Learning Place. Go to or call 970-577-0020 to reserve your seats. An invitation will be extended to financially support EPLP and tax-deductible donations can be made by cash, check or debit/credit card. Checks should be made out to The Estes Park Learning Place. Gratuity is not included, so we ask that you be generous in tipping your servers. If you are unable to attend the Wine Dinner, please consider partnering with us by mailing your tax-deductible donation to 600 S. St. Vrain Ave. Suite 2, Estes Park, CO 80517 or by giving online at Thank you!

Real Estate Sales V Property Management V Vacation Accommodations

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

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THESE LOTS ARE A GRAND SLAM....GO ROCKIES 2019! Don't miss the opportunity to build your custom dream home in The Reserve, a premier neighborhood in Estes Park, limited lots available. 1.39 acre corner lot w/ 12 acres of private open space across the street to host the wildlife of Estes. Level lot w/ amazing mountain views in all directions of The Continental Divide, Lumpy Ridge, Longs Peak & Twin Sisters. Paved streets & buried public utilities. Just minutes from downtown Estes Park, Lake Estes & RMNP. Make your dream a reality today! Lot 12, The Reserve $349,000

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Javier Gomez Broker 970 213-8692

Maria Gomez Broker

970 213-9479

Mountain Brokers

1200 Graves Avenue, Estes Park

2222 Hwy 66 Unit 12, Blue Spruce Village Fall asleep to the sound of the river without the cost of flood insurance. Beautiful 3 bed, 2 bath Victorian Condo on corner lot set in cozy woods. Enjoy the abundant wildlife right outside your door from patio, deck or master bed balcony. 2 miles from YMCA & RMNP. Close to shopping/dinning/medical center. Great fishing within steps. Granite counter tops. Room for another bedroom & plumbed for a full bath in basement. Most furniture included. HOA allows short term rentals(not currently licensed) Offered at $511,900


565 Devon Dr. Unit A

Ranch-style home located on Prospect Mountain with beautiful views of Longs Peak & Twin Sisters. Rustic charm with large open floor plan, moss rock wood burning fireplace and vaulted beam ceilings. This home was the builder's personal residence. Passive solar heat with South facing windows. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, Single level living, close to medical facility, shopping, dinning & recreation center. Nice quiet neighborhood with abundant wildlife.


214 Bobcat Drive, Drake

The mountains are calling....Gently sloping lot with lots of evergreen trees and aspen. Small meadow and rock outcroppings on the east side of the property. Plenty of Aspen and mature pine trees for shade. Great views to the east and north. Borders Sylvan Dale Ranch to the east. Build a vacation cabin or a full time residence. Sleepy tight knit community. County maintained roads. Horses OK. Access to national forest within 5 miles. Easy commute to Loveland and/or Estes Park.

82 Rocky River, Drake Private getaway on the river. Vacation or full time residence on quiet cul-de-sac with only 4 houses. 100+ ft of river frontage with natl forest in the back. Easy access to town, 5 mi. to Safeway & Estes amenities. Private patio & great deck overlooking the river. Renovated within the last 10 yrs with new siding/roof/kitchen/baths. No flood danger/sits high above the river. 2 septic vaults & great well. 2 parcels (.32 & .10)



1001 Rambling Drive

Rustic A-frame nestled among tall pines & rock outcroppings in south end of carriage Hills. Enjoy peace, quiet & privacy. Watch wild life from wraparound deck. Huge master bedroom with wood fire place & private balcony. Fully remodeled full bath. Efficient galley kitchen. Gas fire place in living room. Single level living. Great permanent or vacation home or use as rental property(short/long term) washer & dryer included. Some furniture available. Voluntary HOA.

After a slight postponement, Peak to Peak Concerts is pleased to present its sixth annual Local Vocals Concert this Saturday, April 6th, at 2:00 p.m. at Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church, 2000 Ptarmigan Trail. The gracious and experienced coordinator, Bob Gunn, a retired pilot, has again piloted some of the best Estes area singers into the pleasing formation of an entirely new program of their favorite songs from musicals, operas, and the movies. The singers represent the full range of voices: soprano, mezzo/alto, tenor, Christi Florence and baritone singers. For some examples of their selections, beginning with one of the soprano singers, Christi Florence, will sing The Girl in 14G, followed by a well-known aria from Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance, i.e., Poor Wandering One. Another talented soprano, Nancy Bell, has been rehearsing Taylor, the Latte Nancy Bell Boy and the perennial favorite, My Funny Valentine. Later she will team up with Bob Gunn to sing Julie Gold’s From a Distance. No vocal concert would be complete without a song by Andrew Lloyd Webber, so Denise Stookesberry will beautifully fulfill that requirement by singing With One Look, from Sunset Boulevard. Among his chosen solo’s, Scott Anderson, Estes valley’s tenor for Denise Stookesberry all seasons, is preparing Verdi’s familiar La Donna Mobile, which was often used to accompany movie cartoons. Baritone Bob Gunn has chosen some

good, tuneful advice from Stephen Sondheim: Be Careful What You Say and Not While I’m Around. For variety, Robert Howard will play his own original flute composition, entitled Prisms, with his narrative text delivered by Pat Washburn. These talented performers seem to have an inexhaustible supply of great songs to offer for the pleasure of their friends and neighbors. Their enthusiasm could not be dampened by a necessary shift in acScott Anderson companists from Margie Patterson to the very accommodating Michelle Gergen-Wisner. Due to Michelle’s prior commitment at Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church, the time has been changed to 2:00 p.m. Michelle may have to leave before everyone has had time to enjoy the reception but not before they express Bob Gunn their gratitude to her for helping make this Peak to Peak Concert another memorable one. Pianists can never be appreciated enough. The final Peak to Peak Concert this season, to be given the following Saturday, April 13th, at 3:30 p.m., will feature two woodwind ensembles derived from the Oratorio Society Orchestra: the Rocky Recorders and the Wind River Winds. One reason these ensembles are

Robert Charles Howard so enjoyable is that they can represent the full range of orchestral music from top to bottom, and they will. Admission to all Peak to Peak Concerts is free of charge, but any donations will help express appreciation for the performing musicians’ years of training and months of rehearsals as well as to defray the costs for their printed music. Because these concerts are proudly sponsored by the Oratorio Society of Estes Park, checks made out to OSEP are tax deductible.

Ribbon-Cutting Celebration Is “One For The Books” By: Sarah Walsh, Library Friends & Foundation Development Director

The Friends & Foundation Used Bookstore is open for business, made possible through the enthusiasm of many local library lovers. It’s a store for all of us. It’s a grand opening that gives us reason to celebrate. You’re cordially invited to join us this Tuesday, April 9 for the Ribbon-Cutting Celebration beginning at 10 a.m. The store is located next to the Estes Park Post Office at 191 West Riverside Drive. The day begins with the reading of a Town proclamation, an official ribboncutting, and the unveiling of the store’s literary-themed name. Festivities continue all day: look for the full schedule at We’re excited this moment has arrived. And it’s worth reflecting on some inspiring values that are part of the Used Bookstore: History: Library used book sales have a storied history in Estes Park, built upon a summertime tradition of annual Book and Bake Sales started by the Estes Park Woman’s Club in the 1960s. The Library Friends began operating the event in 1996, as sales continued to grow in popularity. Service: People always tell us how much they appreciate having a place to donate their books, music CDs, and DVDs, with the satisfaction of knowing those items will find new homes. Like any resource, re-use of books has an ecological value. Generosity: Used book sales, past and

present, have been made possible by the generosity of donors, as well as the dedicated volunteers who give their time every day toward sorting the tens of thousands of donations received each year. Sweat Equity: The physical renovation of the bookstore building has been led by library lovers, who could be found recently wearing their work clothes, tearing out old carpet, spackling and painting walls, and setting up the inventory system. A Sense of Place: The location provides a welcoming experience for shoppers, and also solves the daunting challenge of storing and moving tens of thousands of books each year. All materials donations are now being received at the Used Bookstore, with its convenient drive-up access for drop-off of donations inside. Fundraising: The Used Bookstore is dedicated to providing a fundraising stream to sustain and grow the vital services of our hometown library. The library is an essential part of our quality of life, local literacy, and lifelong learning. Book Lovers: For readers and literary enthusiasts, Estes Park is a great place to call home—and a great destination for visitors. Our beloved independent bookstore of new books, Macdonald Book Shop, and our public library are both part of that wonderful mosaic. We hope you enjoy visiting the Friends & Foundation Used Bookstore—and that it will be a resource for you for years to come. We’ll see you there as we celebrate this Tuesday!


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The famous MOLLY B RESTAURANT business. Well-established business since 1985 in downtown Estes Park. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Molly B is a favorite. It's location provides for indoor or patio dining and there's lots of free public parking. In addition to the regular menu items, it offers homemade pies, wedding cakes and catering.It has recently installed a new hood and electrical.


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717 BIRDIE LANE Near the 18 hole golf course, this 2 bed, 2.5 bath, stand-alone condo is in perfect condition. Eat –in kitchen, vaulted ceilings, gas fireplace, patio and deck. Also has a 2 car garage. Located in the city with city utilities. Slightly used as a 2nd home and get-away. Furniture is included! Home is bright and airy with many windows.


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What’s Happening At The Estes Valley Library FRIENDS & FOUNDATION Used Bookstore Ribbon-Cutting Celebration Tuesday, April 9, 10 a.m., 191 W. Riverside Drive “A store is born” with a ribbon-cutting celebration and proclamation at 10 a.m., followed by activities all day, as the Library Friends & Foundation Used Bookstore opens to book lovers and bargain hunters. The entire community is invited to join the festivities on April 9. Music and Wine Reception for Members Tuesday, April 9, 5 to 7 p.m., 191 W. Riverside Dr. Local musicians Dahlby & Nadine will perform at a reception celebrating the opening of the Used Bookstore. The event is open to Library Lovers Members. To become a Library Lovers Member, rsvp with a $100 donation to the Library Friends & Foundation by contacting Sarah Walsh at Preview Sales at the Bookstore Mondays in April, 8 to 10 a.m., 191 W. Riverside Dr. Shoppers who purchase a Library Friends & Foundation annual membership or a Rotary Duck ticket can be among the first to browse each week’s new arrivals (shelves will be restocked every Sunday after closing). Membership and Duck Race adoption forms are available at the door

WORKSHOPS Scrapbooking for Beginners Wednesday, April 10, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Makerspace offered again Thursday, April 18, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Local scrapbooking expert Amy Reichert shows the ins and outs of scrapbooking for beginners. The Library will supply the tools, paper, and embellishments. Bring a few photographs for practice. Register at First Time Homebuyers Tuesday, April 16, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Hondius Room Join an expert panel for an in-depth discussion of what first-time homebuyers should expect, as well as the programs and services available locally to help you purchase the home of your dreams. Register at Stocks, Bonds, and Investing-Oh My! Monday, April 22, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Hondius Room, offered again Tuesday, April 23, 6:30 to 8 p.m. The Library’s Morningstar database is a premium resource available to all cardholders. Learn about Morningstar’s powerful tools to research stock and bond analytics, mutual funds, exchangetraded funds, markets, calculators and more. Register at College Planning One-on-One Students and parents can ease the anxiety of preparing for college by making a

plan. One-on-one appointments are available with college admissions expert Kaye Orten, who can answer questions about the admissions process, FAFSA, and financial aid. Look for the College Planning 1:1 appointment times on the Calendar of Events link at KIDS Once Upon a Cuento: Bilingual Storytime Wednesday, April 10, 3:30 to 4 p.m., Estes Valley Community Center Once Upon a Cuento has moved to its new location in the CUBZ Den at the Community Center (No Community Center pass is required to attend). Children ages 0 to 6 and their parents and caregivers will participate in English and Spanish learning activities, with books, puppets, music and movement. Be Ready Fair: School Readiness Saturday, April 13, 9 to 11:30 a.m., Elementary School Gym What does your child need to succeed in school? It’s more than just ABCs, and it begins at birth. Learn about local resources, get freebies, and have your questions answered while enjoying hands-on activities for families. No signup necessary. Kids’ Book Club: “My Father’s Dragon” Saturday, April 20, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Hondius Room Kids in grades K through 5 will read and discuss the book “My Father’s Dragon” by Ruth Stiles Gannett. Participants may pick up a complimentary copy of the book to read beforehand, then attend on April 20 and create their

own travel journal. Register at Try-It Tuesday: LEGO Mosaic Letter Art Tuesday, April 23, 4 to 5 p.m., Hondius Room Using the first letter of their name, kids in grades K through 5 will attach bricks and mini-figures, creating scenes, patterns and colors. Register at TECH Tech Express Wednesday, April 17, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Makerspace Participants are invited to bring quick questions about their phones, tablets, laptops, email, or apps. Library staff will try to diagnose the issue, offer an answer, or make a recommendation for follow-up. Registration encouraged but not required. CITIZENSHIP Final Week: AARP Tax-Aide: Tax Preparation Assistance A few appointments still remain for the final week of the Tax Assistance Program. The final dates are April 6, 10, 11, 12, and 13. Schedule an appointment by visiting the library or calling (970) 5868116, ext. 3. Citizenship Exam Preparation Tuesday, April 9, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Wasson Room Weekly classes continue for those seeking to complete the necessary forms and pass the U. S. Citizenship Exam. Participants are invited to this supportive class, whether or not they are currently ready to apply. Class materials are provided. No advance registration is necessary.

HOMEGROWN HOME LOANS FROM THE TEAM THAT GOES ABOVE AND BEYOND. The Rich Flanery Team has been serving the Estes Park community for more than 20 years. Using our full portfolio of loan products, including Reverse Mortgages, FHA, VA, conventional and rural home loans, we’ve helped thousands of families. We’d be honored to help you too. After all, it’s the neighborly thing to do. For more information, call or stop by today.

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Passover Celebrated This Year In Estes Park From Rabbi Shimon Moch

Our First Steps Toward Becoming a Jewish Community Passover, the Jewish holiday that recalls the Exodus from Egypt and redemption from slavery begins on Friday, April 19 when the sun goes down and lasts for eight days. Jews celebrate the beginning of the Passover festival with a seder, a meal at which we tell the story of the exodus from slavery in Egypt and discuss that story. The seder table has displayed symbols of the festival. Those symbolic foods include matzah, or unleavened bread, a roasted bone of lamb or chicken and a roasted egg that represent the Passover and the festival sacrifices that our ancestors used to offer on Passover, parsley or celery representing the new spring growth of the season, which we eat after dipping them into salted water representing the tears of slavery, bitter herbs (bitter types of lettuce or horse radish) representing the bitterness of slavery and haroset, a mixture of chopped nuts and fruit made to look like the mortar with which our ancestors used to make bricks to build Pharaoh’s cities. Toward the beginning of the Seder meal, the youngest child asks those present, “Why is this night different from all other nights? On all other nights we eat either leavened or unleavened bread. Why on this night do we eat only unleavened bread, matzah? ” The child is answered by the stories that follow. This year, the Jews of Estes Park may ask a similar question: “Why is this year different from all other years? ” We will answer that this year differs from all other years for the Jews of Estes Park because this year will mark the first communitywide Estes Park Passover Seder. A good friend of the Jews of Estes Park, Don Darling, will be helping to organize this first Estes Park Community Seder. He has recruited me, Rabbi Shimon Moch from Fort Collins, to come once a month on a Friday evening to lead a Sabbath evening worship Service with a meal followed by study of Torah. We recently celebrated the Jewish holiday of Purim

together and now we will celebrate a Passover Seder that we are announcing to the community at large. We hope that some of the Jewish folk in the area will hear about it and it will bring them together to get to know each other. The story of our exodus from slavery contains many lessons for our lives. Here is one lesson that can speak to all of us when life gets challenging. The Hebrew word for Egypt, Mitzrayim, literally means “narrow straits.” We read during the Seder ritual, “Each one of us must consider that we ourselves went free from Mitzrayim.” Every human being encounters narrow straits in life when life seems to close in leaving nowhere to go. At the seder, we recount how the sea opened-up for us when we seemed trapped between the sea’s broad expanse and the Egyptian army coming after us. The people railed against Moses, asking why he had brought them to die in the desert. Moses castigated them and told them to be still and watch God’s deliverance. He began calling out to God for help. God responded, “Moses, why do you cry out to Me? Tell the people to go forward. Lift up your staff…” – not to split the sea but to point the way forward. Jewish tradition has it that the chief of the tribe of Judah, Nachshon son of Avinadab, then jumped into the water, going where there seemed nowhere to go and the people followed him. Only when the water reached Nachshon’s nostrils and he was at the point of drowning but continued forward - only then did the sea split. This clear message tells us that whatever difficulties we face, we must not wait for God to split seas for us. We must first act on our own behalf even if our best actions seem to lead us only to another dead end, but we march ahead with the faith that when we can go no further, God will then open the seas of adversity for us. May Passover help all of us have find our way through life’s difficult straits knowing that a loving and guiding God has our backs. We need only find the courage and faith to take those first steps forward.

Send Us Your Easter Church Services Attention all local churches: please send us you Easter season services for publication in the EP News. Send to by any Tuesday at noon for Friday publication. Thank you! United Methodist Church of Estes Park, 1509 Fish Hatchery Road. Joint community Good Friday Service, April 19 at 12:00 noon. Sponsored by Interfaith Alliance. Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies, 1700 Brodie Avenue Estes Park, (970) 586-4404. Maundy Thursday Communion Service at 5:45 p.m. on April 18th. Easter Sunday at 10:00 a.m. Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church, 920 Big Thompson Ave. (970) 586-8111 April 18, 2019 Holy Thursday 7:00 p.m. April 19, 2019 Good Friday 3:00 p.m. April 20, 2019 Easter Vigil 8:00 p.m. April 21, 2019 Easter Sunday

8:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m. En Espanol Estes Park Baptist Church, 2200 Mall Road, Estes Park, 970-586-2463 Free Breakfast, Sunday, April 21st, 9:00 a.m. Easter Worship Service, April 21st, 10:30 a.m. All are welcome Easter 2019 April 21 @ the Allenspark Community Church-The heartbeat and foundation of the Christian faith is the resurrection of Jesus Christ, and we celebrate it on Easter. The people of the Allenspark Community Church invite you to make Easter Sunday morning a special part of your day this year. It all starts at 7:00 a.m. with our annual sunrise service, followed by a potluck breakfast in the Fellowship Hall about 7:30. Our morning service is at 10:00 a.m. with joyful Easter music, a message by Pastor Jeff Blevins, everyone singing the Hallelujah chorus to end the morning, and then some hot cross buns for a time of fellowship that follows the worship service. We hope that you can make all, or part of Easter morning, a part of your Easter 2019.



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A weekend of fitness, fun, and learning. Weekend activities include: ■ And more! 10k Trail Run ■ Health Expo ■ Wellness Seminars ■ 6k Fun Run ■ Yoga ■ Blues & Brews Post Party ■

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Salud Family Health Centers April Is Alcohol Awareness Month Drinking alcohol can increase people's risk of injuries, violence, drowning, liver disease, and some types of cancer as well as contribute to birth defects. This April, during Alcohol Awareness Month, Salud Family Health Centers encourages you to educate yourself and your loved ones about the dangers of drinking too much alcohol. Each year in Colorado, more than 25,000 people are arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, and more than one third of all traffic fatalities are alcohol related, according to data from the Colorado Department of Transportation. If you are consuming high amounts of alcohol, you can improve your health by cutting back or quitting. Here are some strategies to help you cut back or stop drinking: Limit your drinking to no more than 1 drink a day for women or 2 drinks a day for men* *A standard alcoholic beverage is defined as one (12oz) 5% beer, (8.5oz) 7% malt liquor, (5oz) glass of 7% wine, or (1.5 oz) shot of 40% hard liquor. Keep track of how many drinks you consume Choose one day per week when you will not drink


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Don't drink alcohol when you are upset, taking certain medications, or plan to operate a vehicle or machinery. Limit the amount of alcohol you keep at home Avoid places where people drink a lot of alcohol Make a list of reasons not to consume alcohol Do not drink if you are pregnant. Salud is happy to help people who feel alcohol use is a problem. Salud offers access to Behavioral Health providers that can counsel patients who want to transition from alcohol and provide information on resources available in the community. The Estes Park Salud Family Health Center is located at 1950 Redtail Hawk Drive. To schedule an appointment call 970-484-0999 or 303-MYSALUD or visit the website at At Salud Family Health Centers, we provide quality, affordable primary health care services to keep you and your family healthy. We serve all members of the community regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. Salud accepts Medicaid, Medicare, CHP+, and most private insurance plans.

Screening, Intervention, Referral To Treatment And Naloxone Training By: Sierra Dennis, UNC, Nursing Student the recommended limits. However, only

Peer Assistance Services Inc. in conjunction with the Health District of Northern Larimer County are providing a no-cost training on SBIRT and Naloxone. Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is an early intervention program that helps identify, reduce, and prevent risky use of alcohol and drugs in adolescents and adults. This training is completely free! Anyone and everyone is welcome to attend. Health and mental health care providers are also strongly encouraged to attend. It will be informative and provide tips on how to identify substance use issues. The day will begin with a free breakfast starting at 7 a.m. The SBIRT training is three hours long, consisting of an overview of alcohol and drug use, substance use prevention using SBIRT, screening tools, and motivational interviewing and brief intervention skills. Motivational interviewing and brief intervention skill practice will take up a majority of the third hour and will be interactive. After the SBIRT training, from 10:3011:00 am there will be a short training about Naloxone, a medication used to reverse opioid overdoses. The training on Naloxone will include what it is and how it works, where it is available, how to identify when someone needs it, and how to administer the nasal dosing. There will also be time after the training for questions about Naloxone that will be answered on the spot. But why are these trainings so important? 38 million adults in the US drink too much and most are not suffering from an alcohol use disorder. Drinking causes about 88,000 deaths in the US each year and costs about $224 billion (Citation: CDC). Alcohol screening and brief intervention is most effective in the 25% of individuals that consume alcohol above


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1 in 6 talk with health professionals about their drinking. Drinking too much includes 5 or more drinks for men and 4 or more for women within 2 to 3 hours, 15 or more drinks per week for men and 8 or more for women, and any alcohol use by pregnant women or those under age 21. Over 7 million American adults battle drug use disorders. On average, 1 in 8 people suffering from drug use disorders also suffered from alcohol use disorders. Drug use and addiction costs the US more than $200 billion annually. Over 70,000 people die each year in the US from drug overdoses. (Citation: CDC). About 21-29% of patients prescribed opioids misuse them, and between 812% develop an opioid use disorder. The CDC estimates that the prescription opioid misuse alone costs the US $78.5 billion. More than 47,000 people die per year in the US from an opioid overdose. (Citation: CDC). If we can begin to reduce these numbers and statistics by small amounts, we are doing a service to society and our community. Come and learn at this free training on the important steps we can each take to identify and refer persons in need in our community. Your training can help save a life. Please join us! The training is on Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 in the Longs and Meeker Conference Rooms at Estes Park Health, 555 Prospect Avenue, Estes Park. Breakfast will begin at 7 a.m. SBIRT training begins at 7:30 a.m. through 10:30 a.m. followed by Naloxone training from 10:30-11 a.m. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Kay Rosenthal, For questions, please call Kay Rosenthal, Senior Public Health Nurse, Larimer County Department of Health and Environment at 970-577-2054.


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Mayor Proclaims May 4 Duck Race Day

The public is invited to attend live performances by students in the Young Chautauqua program. Building on their own personal research done at the library, costumed performers will present a first-person monologue in character. Students will be performing one final time this season in the Estes Valley Library’s Fireplace Corner on Friday, April 5 at 7 p.m. Since last November, dozens of students have been studying figures from history that they have chosen to re-

Mayor Todd Jirsa proclaimed May 4, 2019 as Duck Race Day in Estes Park. The official proclamation recognizes the Estes Park Rotary Duck Race Festival for the funds raised for participating organizations and for providing day of fun in the Rockies. He and members of the Duck Race Committee met at Duck Central at the Ridgeline Hotel.

As the big day approaches, another milestone has been reached in the 2019 Duck Race. Mayor Todd Jirsa came to the March 28 Duck Race Committee meeting to buy the first Duck Adoption from Lucky Duck and to proclaim May 4 as Duck Race Day in Estes Park. See the

Final Evening Of The Young Chautauqua Performance Season

official proclamation proudly displayed at Duck Central. Watch Mayor Jirsa read the Proclamation on our Duck Race Facebook page.

Duck Race Committee members and friends gathered Thursday afternoon to wake up the ducks and sort them into bins according to each duck's individual number. Bins were then transported to a top secret location for the next step in the identification process.

search. For their performances, each participant will appear in character to delivery a monologue about their life. Afterward, they will take questions from the audience in character, then step out of character to take questions from their perspective as the performer. Katherine Dumont from Estes Park schools has again been mentoring students in the process. This program is possible through the Library Friends & Foundation, and specifically through a Memorial Fund from longtime Estes Park resident and Young Chautauqua enthusiast, the late Katie Speer. Here is the roster for Friday’s performers and the character they are portraying: Friday, April 5: Haley Moak, age 15-the younger Eliza Hamilton Lydia Pita, age 14-the elder Eliza Hamilton Joshua Basel, age 13-George Stephenson Lydia Basel, age 7-Ruth Wakefield Neva Case, age 11-Queen Elizabeth II Grace Mechem, age 18-Vincent Van Gogh Performances are free and no advance sign-up is necessary to attend.

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Non-Partisan? Not A Credible Position To The Editor: A major consideration of whether an organization is “non-partisan” is if it is free from political party bias and its positions are not based on, influenced by, affiliated with or supporting the interests or policies of just one political party. The League of Women Voters (LWV) describes itself as a non-partisan organization but on a local, state and national level it is simply another left of center interest group. And, although they do not admit it or claim they do not know, the vast majority of members are progressives with few if any conservatives to be found.

The LWV is non-partisan in the sense that it does not support or oppose political candidates, but they take progressive stances on most if not all issues. Thus the League’s claims to be “nonpartisan” is not credible. At the same time it uses the non-partisan label to market their policy positions to government officials and the American public. The point is, the League’s positions are progressive positions. When your policy positions consistently fall on the left side of the political ideological line, you are not non-partisan. You aren’t even close. Anne Nichting

27th Annual Spring Contest Powwow And Indian Art Market

The Northern Colorado Intertribal Pow-wow Association, Inc. (NCIPA) proudly announces the 27th Annual Spring Contest Powwow and Indian Art Market. This year’s theme is “We Are All Connected.” The public is invited to experience a colorful, two-day celebration of northern Colorado’s largest Native American gathering of over 30 tribes represented from the Rocky Mountain and Great Plains regions. The powwow features Native American music, dancing, singing, arts and crafts, and food. The Grand Entry, which introduces all of the tribal dancer contestants wearing their colorful Native regalia and powwow participants, will begin at approximately 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday and again on Sunday at approximately 12 noon. NCIPA’s powwow provides opportunities throughout the weekend for the public to experience the Native American cultures through the Children’s Activity Center, authentic Native American food, arts & crafts vendors, social dance (round dance which the public is welcome to join in), and music, dancing and singing during the intertribal dancing. The event takes place Saturday, April 13, from 12 noon - to approximately 9 p.m. and Sunday, April 14, from 11 a.m. – approximately 7:00 p.m. (These times are approximate since there are many people involved in the powwow but we try to begin as close to these times as possible.) It takes place at Northside Aztlan Community Center, 112 Willow Street, Fort Collins, CO. Bleacher seating is limited, so please bring your own lawn chairs. Prices: ages 13 and older-$6.00/day or $10.00/weekend; Children 6-12$3.00/day or $5.00/weekend; Children 5 and under are free. This is a family-oriented event so no drugs or alcohol are allowed. Also no animals are allowed in

the Community Center. For more information about the powwow and dance contests please refer to: Volunteers are needed. To volunteer, contact Sheryl at Major sponsors include: City of Fort Collins Fort Fund, City of Fort Collins Department of Recreation, KUNC 91.5 FM (NPR), Forest County Potawatami Community, Serimus Foundation, Denver Art Museum Frybread Concession Fundraising Opportunity, Denver March Powwow Frybread Concession Fundraising Opportunity, Jeanvieve Jerome and Family, and other individuals and families. Donations are welcomed and needed: Since NCIPA is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit,

100% volunteer organization they rely on donations and grants in addition to fundraisers and admission fees to fund the powwow. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation please contact NCIPA at or send it to: Northern Colorado Intertribal Powwow Association, Inc., P. O. Box 1938, Fort Collins, CO 80522.

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Cost Is Excessive To The Editor: The article from the Town of Estes Park in the March 27th Trail Gazette failed to address the cost of the proposed stormwater utility project. From the letter to the property owners: “Potential projects would cost $79 million (2017 dollars), constructed over 30 years. With inflation, operation and maintenance, program costs are modeled to exceed $152 million.” There has been only one rain storm/event with flood that affected downtown and that was 2013. I verified this by researching newspaper history on-line (local Estes Valley Library) from the Estes Park, Fort Collins, Loveland and Longmont newspapers back to 1900. The Long Lake flood was not a natural event and therefore cannot be used for this purpose as there are no other dams above Estes other than Lily Lake. I agree that there are drainage problems, but not to the extent portrayed by the Town.

The proposed plans are disproportionate to the actuality. The loop construction will address and correct the Riverside parking areas as well as the bridges. Replacement of the Water Wheel Bridge and working the river bed and banks to accommodate additional water flow is also a priority. The Estes Valley Watershed Coalition has been diligent in their efforts and hopefully that will continue. The downtown property owners should look at protecting their buildings from water/flooding damage by suggested methods from the report. The Town should continue mitigation in a priority manner as funds from the budget are available or with any available grants. The cost of this plan to the citizens of the Estes Valley is excessive. The Town Board needs to reconsider and further study a purposeful, cost effective plan for this situation. Connie Phipps

Respect And Civility Are Essential To Concerned Persons of Estes Valley, Many people have voiced their concerns about unprovoked anti-Semitic comments made recently by a member of the public at a meeting at the library. This meeting was open to the public and featured guest speaker, Andrew Romanoff, former Speaker of the Colorado House and currently a candidate for the U. S. Senate in 2020. The meeting was hosted by local Democrats, and the 48 persons attending included Democrats, Unaffiliateds, and Republicans. During the Q&A portion of the meeting, a person in the back row said she had a “yes or no” question. When Mr. Romanoff welcomed her to state her question, she pointedly asked him if he was Jewish. The audience was stunned into momentary silence. After Mr. Romanoff acknowledged his Jewish religion, the questioner followed with comments to the effect that there were already a disproportionate number of Jews in Congress and she did not want any more. These comments elicited an immediate response from others in the room, expressing shock and dismay. The ques-

tioner then left the meeting. Many in the audience apologized to Mr. Romanoff, with one person saying, “We are better than this.” Mr. Romanoff gratefully acknowledged the supportive and respectful response of the audience, and he continued to address other questions and topics of interest for the remainder of the meeting. The above paragraphs describe the facts of the incident. However, based on subsequent discussions with attendees, the above description cannot begin to describe the depth of disappointment expressed by the audience who saw and heard these words of intolerance. We may be besieged almost daily with evidence of religious intolerance in our country and the world, but most of us are not accustomed to witnessing it so closely in such an unprovoked, irreverent, and irrelevant manner. Our basic freedoms allow us to address many topics in public forums, but to be constructive, these discussions require respect and civility. Vicky Henry, Dave Henry, Justus Drake, Vicki Drake, Doug Frisbie, Donna Shavlik

LLEV Is Thankful For Community Support Dear Editor, Lifelong Learning of Estes Valley Preschool (LLEV) has had a great year with the help of our community! The students just celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Altogether, our 40 families read over 300 books to their children! The Egg & I restaurant served our preschoolers green eggs and ham and the preschoolers were treated to a special Dr. Seuss story time at the library with Melanie, Apelles and

Kurtis as Mr. Brown can Moo! Our Estes Park business community is very generous and supportive of all educational nonprofits like ours. We are grateful and we prosper because of it. The families of Lifelong learning of Estes Valley thank everyone for their support. Nancy K. Johnson, Director of LLEV Preschool

It Ain’t What It Used To Be! To The Editor: A few days ago we attended a meeting of “like minds”…those of us who think alike and don’t like what’s happening in River City. It’s been going for some time now. At this meeting several subjects for the day were discussed…each of current importance to our community. The different topics were introduced by the emcee so we were aware of what to expect throughout the meeting. When it was noted the proposed marijuana dispensary would be on the agenda, several people in the audience told their stories of their children getting into the drug scene, starting with marijuana and ending in heartbreak. I thought it ironic when Carolyn Newberry and her 20-something year old son, Cam Boegner made a presentation about their plans to establish a dispensary in Estes Park to this audience. Cam expressed excitement about their adventure…when asked if he uses marijuana, he answered with enthusiasm “Yes” and readily spoke in the affirmative for it… and his mother agreeing with him the entire time. One could see heads in the audience shaking in disbelief. As I remember, when cannabis became legal in Colorado in January 2014, it didn’t take long for the state government to declare at least part of the expected taxes would go to the schools. So, they use the

money to educate the kids to not use drugs. One of our Trustees is in favor of the dispensary so some of the tax money should/can go for child care. Would this be called a compromise? Quoting from an article in a January issue of the Trail Gazette, Chief of Police, Wes Kufeld, along with other comments, “I’m speaking for the police department when I say we don’t want to see marijuana facilities in Estes Park. I’m talking both personally and professionally. That’s how I feel.” The police department has their hands full now with the current usage of drugs and the alcoholic establishments…do you think the taxes would pay for extra personnel in the police department as well? (being a little facetious.) I am sure the police department can tell you of current usage of drugs without local dispensaries. Reading about all the money the industry brings in – to individuals and state – makes one think that all the promoters think about are the dollars... not concerned at all about the consequences of individuals, families, communities. I could say much more…it’s a punch in the belly to realize this community ain’t what it used to be and some folk are willing to leave a mountain paradise than see us sink. Respectfully submitted, Pat Newsom, Estes Park

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Elizabeth Ann Lauder

Elizabeth Ann Lauder passed away on March 27, 2019 with her children by her side, telling her they loved her as her heartbeat slowed and her color slipped away. She was born to be a mother, devoting her life to the lives of her seven children. She managed different kinds of love for their distinctly different personalities. She was born on July 31, 1950 in Los Angeles, California, the third child of six born to Clark Lauder and Helen Virginia Ruettgers. The children grew up wealthy in Arcadia, California, yachting to Catalina Island, racing horses, and looking good. But Liz found herself drawn to a rural lifestyle. She loved animals and open land with fresh air, and wondered how she could make a life in such a place. In a bout of family controversy, she chose to give birth to her first child, Jason, and begin raising him as a single mother in her own home in Arcadia. She added a dog to the house, and a stabled horse as her first step toward that rural lifestyle she still dreamed about. On a trip to the Colorado River, she met and began to date Timothy Kelly. His work as an engineer took him to Louisiana. Liz drove there from California with Jason and the dog, where she and Tim married and gave birth to Emily. Shortly afterward, the young family began its Colorado life in Longmont, but moved in August 1978 to the mountains of Allenspark, fulfilling Liz’s dream of living in the American

countryside. There, she created an idyllic childhood for her children. Kevin, Colleen, and Karen joined the mix. The five kids grew up hiking, riding horses, skiing, climbing rocks and ice, camping, fishing, river rafting, and filling their lungs with Rocky Mountain air. Not that it was all roses. At the age of 32, Liz contracted rheumatoid arthritis, an affliction that would make pain a permanent part of her life. About that time, she faced the trauma of Jason being diagnosed with cancer. Liz and Tim made daily visits to Children’s Hospital in Denver for his surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy until he survived and returned home in the mountains. When Liz was 37, she gave premature birth to Karen, who was small enough to fit in the palm of Liz’s hand and struggled to live-but triumphed. At 42, Liz suffered the departure of her husband and an ensuing divorce, then reentered the life of a single mother, with four of her five children still living at home. Revealing her devotion to motherhood, she decided that she had the resources and desire to raise even more children, and welcomed Daniel and Charlie to the family. They, too, enjoyed a charmed mountain childhood, adding skateboarding and snowboarding to the list of activities. Every child of hers remembers her home-cooked dinners made from recipe cards she marked “xlnt” if they were keepers. They’re still savored today. An iconic image from her child-rearing years is her perched on the couch Christmas morning, overseeing the opening of Santa’s delivery under the tree, taking pictures, and flashing her smile at even the most modest gift received. She shared a love for animals with her children. She took care of an untold number of dogs, cats, horses, goats, lambs, and others. She enrolled the kids in 4-H. Every child participated in early morning animal chores. Even during her recent stay in the hospital, she said she wanted to adopt neglected dogs. She united her history in California with her mountain lifestyle in Colorado by creating a tradition of summer vacations in Newport Beach. She rented

Ken Cole A memorial service will be held to celebrate Ken’s life on June 29, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Presbyterian Church of the Rockies in Estes Park, CO. In memory and honor of Ken, donations may be made to The Rotary Club Foundation of Estes Park, The Parkinson’s Foundation, or the Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies, all in care of Allnutt Funeral Service at 1302 Graves Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517. See

beach houses and trucked the gang back and forth. She taught everybody the beauty of an early morning walk on the beach, a mug of coffee in-hand, sand in the toes, watching fog blanket the water. In 2006, she took a fateful horseback ride with Emily. Liz’s horse stepped on a piece of barbed wire and spooked, running into the woods. Her riding skill proved her downfall by keeping her in the saddle for full impact against a tree. Flight For Life took her to the Level 1 Trauma Center at St. Anthony Hospital in Denver, where she lay comatose for two and a half months, nearly dying several times, but pulling through to rehabilitation and a glorious return to her mountains in 2007, one eye blind, one arm forever limited, lungs badly damaged and on oxygen support for the rest of her life, but still having a life. The next 12 years came as a bonus to her family and friends, time with her they almost never had. She received extensive support from Emily, who describes this era of helping her mother as a blessing. During her bonus years, Liz attended the weddings of three of her children, took a cruise to Alaska, joined Emily on a trip to visit Jason at his home in Japan, and saw grandchildren born to Colleen and Kevin—even one great grandchild. In her last few months, she had a ball with new friends at a retirement community in Loveland, where she drank

wine at a pub, played cards, and zipped around on a scooter. Her neighbors say she made an immediate and very big splash, and wish she hadn’t left so soon. Mother Teresa said, “I am not sure exactly what heaven will be like, but I know that when we die and it comes time for God to judge us, he will not ask, ‘How many good things have you done in your life?’ Rather he will ask, ‘How much love did you put into what you did?’” The answer from Liz was, “All that I had.” The legacy she leaves is seven children living happy lives thanks to her strong, generous guidance. Her spirit stayed on earth long enough to see all of them to adulthood. We read in The Prophet, “And ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” For Liz’s children, that hour has arrived, and they feel an unfathomable depth that they are embracing to keep inside them, the heart of their singular mother, as inspiration and strength for the rest of their days. A funeral service for Liz was held on Tuesday, April 2 at Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church in Estes Park, Colorado. Please visit to leave a personal message for the family.

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• Stocks cart to ensure that enough cleaning needs, equipment and amenities are available to properly clean each room • Observes proper procedures upon entering a guest room • Cleans the guest rooms assigned. Ensures the amenities are stocked for each cleaned room. Completes entire housekeeping checklist • Reports clean rooms to supervisor for inspection • Reports any damages or hazards that are present in guest suite, i.e., burnt out light bulbs, broken furniture, broken fixtures, etc. • Secures guest room doors upon exiting the room • Stocks breakfast bar, kitchen and storage areas to ensure that enough supplies, equipment and amenities are available. • Cleans the public areas as assigned. Completes entire Breakfast Attendant checklist. • Keeps the corridors and service areas neat at all times • Turns in all lost and found items and all guest room keys • Must be able to work unsupervised.

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

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

Full-time, benefitted positions for Guest Services at the Community Center. Are you friendly and engaging, service oriented and enjoy working with the public? We are adding two fulltime year-round benefitted positions to our Guest Services Team. These positions will perform a varities of guest services tasks and will assist with training new staff. The schedules will help us cover opening and closing the building and will include weekend and holiday shifts. Estes Valley Community Center Openings Year-round Part-Time Evenings â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Custodial Maintenance This position will help keep the facility clean, orderly and in safe condition.

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

Seasonal Part-Time and Full-Time Openings starting as early as March 1 Seasonal Lake Estes Marina Staff If you want to work outside this summer around Lake Estes consider joining our Marina staff. You will help with boat rentals, water safety, fishing licenses and maintaining our facilities in and around the lake.

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

Pro Shop, Rangers, Starters and Cart Attendants for the 9-hole and 18 -hole golf course. If you love golf, come work at the golf course this summer and golf for free if you work at least 20 hours per week! Pay will be dependent on experience. District-wide perks and discounts are included! Apply on-line at: EVRPDjobs


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Apply in person at: 470 Prospect Village Dr.


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Housekeeping Manager Salaried position contact Rainer at 303-435-0110


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


The Town of Estes Park is accepting applications for Police Officer Police Department Hiring Range $27.92 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $30.71/hour Non-Exempt Position Close Date: Open until filled (first review 02/25/2019)

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

Join Our Team DIETARY SERVICES Food Service Worker â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Part Time

ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES Environmental Services Technician â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Full Time **Sign on Bonus Available** HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT Health Information Management Director

HOME HEALTH/HOSPICE Clinical Administrative Assistant â&#x20AC;&#x201C; FT Clinical Secretary â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Full Time Personal Care Provider/Homemaker - FT **Sign on Bonus Available** Personal Care Provider/Homemaker - PT INFECTION CONTROL Director of Infection Control / Employee Health LABORATORY Medical Technologist / MLT â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Full Time â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Nights

MEDICAL SURGICAL RN House Supervisor â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Full Time â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Nights CNA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Full Time â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Days **Sign on Bonus Available** PATIENT FINANCIAL SERVICES Patient Account Representative â&#x20AC;&#x201C; FT Patient Account Representative - PT QUALITY DEPARTMENT Director, Quality Management

SURGICAL SERVICES CertiďŹ ed Surgical Technologist - FT

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

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

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

Parking & Transit Ambassador (FT Limited Term May 2019â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Oct 2019) Parking & Transit Division Hourly Rate $13.50/hour Non-Exempt Position Close Date: April 12, 2019 Seasonal Positions

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

Parks Maintenance Worker Public Works Dept./Parks Division Hiring Range $13.00-$16.00/hour (DOE) Seasonal Position (Summer 2019) Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Visitor Information Assistant Community Serv Dept/Visitor Serv Division Hiring Range $13.00-$16.00/hour (DOE) Seasonal Position (Summer 2019) Closing Date: Open Until Filled Volunteer/Committee Board Positions Estes Valley Planning Commission Close Date: Open Until Filled Family Advisory Board (4 positions open) Close Date: Open Until Filled, 1st review 04/15/2019

(Committee application required)

Applications are available at: Town Hall 170 MacGregor Ave. Room 130 (Mon-Fri 8 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5 pm) or jobs

Return Application to: Town of Estes Park, Attn: HR; by mail to PO Box 1200, Estes Park, CO 80517; or via Email to or via Fax to (970) 577-4770. The status of applications will be communicated via e-mail. By choice, the Town of Estes Park is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.


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FRONT DESK AGENTS NEEDED: F/T & P/T SEASONAL POSITIONS. Hours: 8am-9pm (flexible shifts). Weekends & Holidays Required. Ideal Candidate: Positive Can-Do Attitude with a willingness go the extra mile for the guests. Team Player, Computer/Email Proficient. Bilingual

We are a nationally recognized Fine Art and Craft group of galleries with 2 locations in Estes Park.

Full and Part Time Sales Positions Available. Retail sales experience preferred, but we will train the right person. Must be friendly and outgoing and willing to go the extra mile for our customers. We offer: â&#x20AC;˘ Very competitive wages â&#x20AC;˘ Attractive employee discounts â&#x20AC;˘ Bonus potential â&#x20AC;˘ A great work environment surrounded by beautiful American art! Please drop off resume in person at: Earthwood Artisans 360 E. Elkhorn Ave. or, Email to

RENTALS Apartments Downtown Studio for 1 person. 1- Year Lease. NS/NP. Must have 2 work references. $800/month. Call M-F 10 am to 3 pm. (970) 480-5458.

Commercial Rentals EXECUTiVE oFFiCE available for $350.00 a month at Graves Ave. Plaza. Includes all utilities (including internet),trash, taxes and insurance. Access to kitchen and conference room. Call Peggy 970-232-5588 Commercial Space Available. 770 sq. ft. located in the Range Realty Bldg. 300 E. Elkhorn Ave. w/private parking. 970-586-2345 Commercial Space Available. 1050 sq. ft. Includes large garage bay. Separate office with bathroom. Good parking. Off of Hwy 7. $1350/mo. year lease min. 970-290-4488

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

Room/Roommate room For rent in private home, kitchen & laundry privileges, no pets, no smoking, no couples, available 5/01. $495 970-577-6986


HoLMES Log worKS 970-586-9168 Log & Metal railing, Deck Additions, Log Benches, gates Mantels & Stairs

Sewing/Alterations Estes Park Alterations 970-480-7381

SERVICES Piano Tuning Home Repair/Service well Established Estes Handyman Have odd jobs that you need taken care of? Vacation properties to be kept up? Call Mark 970-342-9345

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

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Garage Sales

Estate Sales

VENDOR SPACE AVAILABLE! Sell your yard sale & garage sale treasures & finds here at the Farmhouse Flee Market! We have several good spaces available for just $250 per month. Contact us at (402)999-3675 for more information. We are located at 423 W. Elkhorn Avenue. Right across from the big Horn restaurant on Highway 34

ESTATE/GARAGE SALE; Need to have one, but seems overwhelming. We do the work, you make the $. Local, Affordable, References. CALL NOW 970-215-5548

FREE MOVING/STORAGE BOXES. Variety of standard sizes and wardrobe boxes from recent move to EP area. Call 703-395-8381.

REAL ESTATE Condos/Townhomes

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

CONDO FOR SALE Apt. B-1 Lake Meadow Condos. $290,000. Call Ed at 970-586-9103

Or voice or text Mike at 970-214-8844”

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

Bowflex Max Trainer M7 In excellent condition. Only 2 years old. Have original paperwork. Footprint only 2’6” x 4’1”. Disassembly possible for ease of pickup. $1900 call 217-722-1264


ESTATE SALE with Garage Sale Prices Sat 8am - 3pm 475 Fall River Ln.

F/Q Retro Bdrm. Set, Single Bed with Bookcase Hdbrd, Moose & Bear Wall Hangings, Art, Linens, Books, Dishes, Microwave, Lawn Art, Glider, Lamps, TV Stand, Patio Furniture. Follow Grn & Org Signs






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Property Maintenance

Vacation Rental Cleaning

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Everything You Come to the Mountains For!


Mountain Meadow


Near Rocky Mountain National Park, this spacious home offers 2,792 SF, 3 Bedrooms & 4 Baths. Not many homes are in such a private setting with 1.79 Acres, nestled in the trees with a view of Mt Meeker AND a stream with a stately gazebo. The large Great Room has a stone fireplace, natural wood beams and tongue in groove ceiling. The Kitchen has been upgraded with granite countertops. Priced well below 2018 appraisal!

11859 Peak to Peak Dr ~ $550,000

Peaceful Location & Long-Range Views

Beautiful log home filled with natural light & perfectly sited on 3.65 acres. You'll enjoy Mountain & Valley Views from the soaring Great Room w/ wood burning fireplace. Dining Room has access to deck. Large Kitchen offers lots of storage, breakfast bar & island. Private Master oasis w/office or sitting area & newly renovated Bath with huge walk-in shower. 3 Guest Rooms plus an Office/Family Room complete the living space. Huge Garage Workshop is perfect for hobbies and toys.

1158 Dunraven Glade Rd ~ $599,500

Step into the Past...

This elegant & historic gem located on 2.5 acres is walking distance to downtown Estes Park and a MUST SEE for qualified Buyers. As you enter this enchanted home you will feel as though you've gone back in time. High ceilings, light & bright open rooms, and numerous original handcrafted wood built-ins. Built in 1904-05, this property carries with it a history dating back to 1876. A restored cabin moved from RMNP compliments the Primary House. This property is sure to take your breath away!

625 West Elkhorn Ave ~ $1.6m

Just minutes to downtown Estes Park and RMNP make this the perfect new neighborhood for your family. Quiet location, panoramic views and city utilities. With A-1 zoning there is great flexibility for fulltime living or long/short-term rentals. Lot 14 is a level, corner lot, ideal for a ranch or two- story home. Hike/Bike Trail will take you right into RMNP for endless adventure! Create your perfect mountain dream home.

2770 Ypsilon Cir ~ $184,000

Tastefully Updated Throughout

Step inside this delightfully finished home and enjoy lots of natural light in 1,852 SF of living space. Vaulted Great Room opens to beautifully finished, fenced backyard perfect for play & outdoor living. Spacious Kitchen, SS appliances and breakfast bar plus formal Dining Room w/gas fireplace. Family/Rec room, Laundry & 1/2 Bath complete the main level. 3 spacious Bedrooms including serene Master suite w/full Bath, huge walk-in Closet & private balcony. A great place to call home!

1695 Brook Ct ~ $499,500

Endless Income Possibilities!

Fantastic Riverwalk commercial space in downtown Estes Park! Perfect location for a destination business with plenty of parking in an adjacent municipal lot. Class-A mixed use building with office/retail on street level and residential/rentals on second. Popular riverwalk location enjoys a high amount of foot traffic and the sights/sounds of Fall River. 1,186 SF with an abundance of possibilities. Similar units rent for $22-25/SF, making for a strong investment/rental as well. Get ready for the busy spring/summer season in Downtown Estes Park.

117 Wiest Dr ~ $295,000

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