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Regal Eagle A beautiful Bald eagle on a windy day. Photos by Paul J. Marcotte

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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

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Rabies, Canine Distemper Cases Prompt Warnings From Colorado Parks And Wildlife After receiving reports of rabies in skunks out of Larimer County and canine distemper from raccoons in Adams County, Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds residents of the importance to get their pets vaccinated and to always avoid touching any wildlife. In Larimer County, a number of skunks did not head into their dens for the winter and the incidences seen from those that had contact with dogs were positive for rabies. Larimer County officials have seen more than a dozen positive rabies incidences this year. Wildlife pathologists at CPW’s health lab have a raccoon carcass taken out of Brighton that tested positive for the canine distemper virus (CDV). Officials advise the public to treat any sick raccoon in Adams County with the presumptive diagnosis of CDV until the summer when CPW will restart surveillance. “We see these cases every year, so it is important that the public is aware of these diseases and also knows what to do,” said CPW Area Wildlife Manager Crystal Chick. “You need to protect your pets and make sure they are vaccinated. Keeping your pets on a leash and not allowing them to interact with wildlife helps protect them as well as our wildlife.” Key points for residents on disease and animal interactions: - Make sure your pets are up-to-date on their vaccinations. - Keep your dogs on a leash when walking them. - Do not let pets interact with any wildlife.

- Do not let wildlife frequent your backyard. - Avoid keeping water and food bowls outside to limit possible contamination. - Teach kids not to touch any wildlife. - The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is responsible for managing human and domestic animal health concerns for rabies virus transmission, and all cases with human or domestic animal expo-

cination following exposure may prevent infection in humans (called “post-exposure prophylaxis”). Rabies | What to look for: - Aggression, no fear of humans - Bats or skunks out during the day - Disorientation, lethargy - Difficulty walking - Excessive salivation Canine distemper is a neurological disease and although distemper is not transmitted to humans, dogs are susceptible to the disease if they have not been vaccinated. Because there is no treatment for the disease, prevention is the best method of control. Dogs with distemper can also transmit the disease to raccoons, which could in turn pass it to other raccoons or pets. Canine Distemper | What to look for: - Distemper usually affects the respiratory system first and animals will show respiratory distress, sure should be referred to your local coughing and sneezing. health department. - Lethargy, runny eyes and nose and Rabies is a fatal disease of the nervous diarrhea in the affected animal. system caused by a virus and is usually transmitted through the bite of an in- In advanced stages, the animal may fected animal. After a bite occurs, the appear thin and may walk in circles or virus multiplies near the wound, enters appear disoriented. nearby nerves and eventually travels to - Virus has been found in urine and the spinal cord and brain. feces and may contaminate food or waRabies virus is regularly found in Col- ter. orado and currently occurs as two If members of the public observe a strains of the virus: skunk rabies and bat wild animal with unusual symptoms, rabies. While rabies viruses of any strain they should contact their local public can infect any mammal, skunks and bats health officials. are the most likely species in Colorado The Larimer County public health to harbor and transmit rabies virus innumber is 970-498-6775. For Adams fections. For this reason, skunks and County, contact its animal managebats pose the highest risk to human and ment department at 303-288-1535. domestic animal health. Immediate vac-

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Town IT Support Specialist Barbara Jo Limmiatis with EPNRC staff Alison Rivers, Karen McPherson and Laurie Dale Marshall.

Town Donates Used Computers To Local Nonprofits The Town of Estes Park recently donated 10 used computers to local nonprofits Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center (EPNRC) and the Estes Valley Crisis Advocates. The laptops and desktops met their useful life in government service, but have the potential for many more years of service by the nonprofits. EPNRC Director Laurie Dale Marshall commented, "Having the tools necessary to meet the needs of our constituents and stakeholders is vitally important to nonprofit organizations. We simply wouldn't be able to reach others with our services if not for the partnerships within the community and the Town of Estes Park steps up time and again to help nonprofits do just that." She continued, "Offering quality, used computers to our nonprofit not only allows us to do our good work, but offsets our budget, allowing funds to go directly to the consumers we serve." Town Information Technology Manager Alan Fraundorf commented, "The computers were available due to the impending end of life of Windows 7 -- Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for computers running Windows 7 after January 14, 2020." With the size and complexity of the Town's network, Fraundorf explained the Town's need to minimize risks to its infrastructure and citizen data, by updating or replacing all computers currently operating Windows 7. Fraundorf continued, "The Town of Estes Park recognizes the important role that outside entities play in meeting the needs of the Estes Valley community and prides itself on supporting local nonprofits by donating gently used equipment when possible." Financial policies allow the Town to donate un-

needed property for other public purposes to extend its useful life. Donating computers to local nonprofits is also a more cost-effective and environmentally sound approach than destroying or recycling the machines. Crisis Advocates Director Diana David Brown commented, "Our staff is so very excited to have this upgraded computer system for our staff and clients. The new computers provide faster and more efficient tools to meet the various needs of our clients and organization." More computers may be available later this year. Estes Valley nonprofits may express interest in computer equipment by contacting Laurie Dale Marshall at EPNRC, who is coordinating with the Town on this project. Marshall may be contacted at 970-480-7805 or



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Spring Weather Brings The Reminder To Be Bear Aware In Colorado

Colorado Parks and Wildlife photos

Keeping trash secured is a major responsibility for being bear aware in Colorado. Human-bear conflicts are most often due to people's careless treatment of trash and food. You can help save bears' lives by being Bear Aware. Photo credit: DJ Hannigan

The official start to spring brings the annual reminder from Colorado Parks and Wildlife that bears are emerging from their slumber and beginning the search for food. Residents and visitors to bear country statewide need to do their part to help conserve our wildlife by working to reduce the chances of human-bear interactions. Improper food storage and forgetting to lock a vehicle resulted in a Breckenridge resident's car being destroyed in just the first week of April. "We stress it every year, small behaviors by people can make a huge difference for bears," said Tom Davies, district wildlife manager in Summit County. "We need people to keep cars and garages locked, keep attractants out of reach and properly use and lock bear-proof trash cans.

food ranging from garbage to bird feeders to dog food and whatever they can find in open garages," said Frank McGee, area wildlife manager for the Pikes Peak region. "That is why we asked Manitou Springs to pass an ordinance to mandate bear-proof trash cans. And we believe it's working. We're making a similar effort with Colorado Springs." In the spring, bears should find natural food sources when they emerge from hibernation as new plants and grasses begin to sprout. Bears are omnivores and primarily eat vegetation such as grasses, forbs, berries, acorns, and seeds – food sources that span their waking seasons. But if natural food becomes scarce, or if human-provided food is easy to access, bears will begin looking in residential areas for their next meal. Though most human-bear interactions occur in the late summer months, a late frost or prolonged dry weather could lead to localized natural food failures, pushing black bears to be more persistent in their search for human-food sources. Being bear aware not only protects your home and property, but it can also save a bear’s life. “Our area staff worked hard this winter to get some rehabilitated orphaned cubs back into the wild and give them a second chance at life in the wild,” said Kristin Cannon, area As bears begin to emerge in Colorado, en- wildlife manager for Area 2, covering suring trash is properly stored, food and sup- Boulder and Estes Park. ”The hard reality is that most orphaned cubs lose plies are not left in cars, and taking down their mother due to humans being birdfeeders help keep bears from seeking careless with trash and feed. When a easy food sources. Gummy bears left in an bear has easy access to garbage or pet unlocked vehicle in Breckenridge in April food, the need for calories will trump 2019 enticed a bear, completely destroying that animal’s natural fear of humans. the car's interior. Unfortunately, that makes bear conWhen you are living in bear country, you flicts much more likely to occur.” have a responsibility to follow ordiWe all play a role in minimizing internances and be conscientious. If you actions with bears by establishing strong don't, you should expect that we will be bear-aware habits that can help prevent issuing warnings and fines." conflicts throughout the year. In some Colorado communities, bears Tips to prevent human/bear conflicts were spotted during normal winter rest include: periods because ample food was availKeep garbage in a well-secured encloable all season as humans failed to pracsure and only put out garbage on the tice good bear aware behavior. In Breckmorning of pickup; bring in empty cans enridge, two bears that had access to back inside before dark. trash all winter not only didn't hiberUse a bear-resistant trash can or nate, but put on over 60 pounds. dumpster. These are available online or "Some bears near our cities don't hiberfrom your trash hauler. nate because there is a constant source of

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Do your part to keep wildlife wild by being Bear Aware.

Clean all garbage cans regularly to keep them odor free. The scent of ammonia can deter bears. Take down all bird feeders by April 15 – bird feeders are a major source of bear/human conflicts. Birds don't need to be fed during the spring and summer. Hang feeders again in mid-November. Don't leave pet food or stock feed outside – never provide food sources for any wildlife. Keep garage doors and windows closed and locked, especially between dusk and dawn. Don’t leave attractants such as snacks, food wrappers, gum, or even scented hand lotions in your car; and always lock vehicle doors. Use bear boxes or bear-proof containers for food and scented items when camping. Don't leave food outside while camping. If bear boxes aren't available local all food in a vehicle.

Review CPW’s Bearproofing Your Home Fact Sheet and conduct a home audit to be sure you are not attracting bears to your property. Talk to your neighbors and kids about being bear aware. For more information about Living with Bears in Colorado, visit

C O L O R A D O PA R K S & W I L D L I F E

Bearproo ng Your Home

Help Keep Bears Wild

Only people can prevent conflicts with bears. Please do your part to protect your home and property, and prevent conflicts with bears.

Keep Bears Out n Many bears that enter homes do so through an unlocked or open window or door. Close and lock all bear-accessible windows and doors when you leave the house, and at night before you go to bed. n If you must leave downstairs windows open, install sturdy grates or bars. Screens don’t keep out bears. n Keep garage doors and windows closed and locked at night and when you’re not home. Don’t leave your garage door standing open when you’re not outside. Install extra-sturdy doors if you have a freezer, refrigerator, pet food, bird seed, or other attractants in your garage. n Keep car doors and windows closed and locked if you park outside. Make sure there’s nothing with an odor in your vehicle, including candy, gum, air fresheners, trash, lotions and lip balms. n Bears are great climbers — remove any tree limbs that might provide access to upper level decks and windows.

n Don’t store food of any kind in an unlocked garage, flimsy shed or on or under your deck. n Don’t leave anything with an odor outside, near open windows or in your vehicle, even if you’re home. That includes scented candles, air fresheners, soaps and lotions.

Teach Bears They’re Not Welcome n If a bear comes into your yard or close to your home, do yourself and the bear a big favor, and scare it away. A confident attitude plus loud noises like a firm yell, clapping your hands, banging on pots and pans or blowing an air horn sends most bears running. n If a bear enters your home, open doors and windows and make sure it can leave the same way it got in. Don’t approach the bear or block escape routes. n Never approach a bear. If a bear won’t leave, call your local CPW office. If a bear presents an immediate threat to human safety, call 911. Visit for more information or call your local Colorado Parks and Wildlife Office.

n Replace exterior lever-style door handles with good quality round door knobs that bears can’t pull or push open. n Put on talk radio (not music) when you leave home; the human voice startles most bears.

Please Do Your Part to Keep Bears Wild

Get Rid of Attractants n Bears follow their super-sensitive noses to anything that smells like food, and can follow scents from up to five miles away. n Don’t leave trash out overnight unless it’s in a bear-proof enclosure or container. Obey all local regulations. n We recommend feeding birds only when bears are hibernating. If you want to feed birds when bears are active, please review the Attracting Birds, Not Bears fact sheet on our website. Š JOHN DERYCH


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Used Bookstore Ribbon-Cutting And The Thrill Of A “Cliffhanger”

The official ribbon cutting

Community members gathered last Tuesday morning for the official ribboncutting celebration to commemorate the opening of the Used Bookstore operated by the Estes Valley Library Friends & Foundation. Coinciding with a national initiative called Library Giving Day, the event included the reading of a Town Proclamation acknowledging the importance of local library services to be able to meet the learning and cultural needs of Estes Valley residents. The celebration included the unveiling of the literary-themed name chosen for the store: Cliffhanger Used Books. The name is inspired to convey the excitement of a page-turning suspense yarn, with a whimsical nod to our elevated local geography. The name will also give the store a unique identity to help in its future marketing efforts and in the ability to list specialty and collectible books through online sources.

Monday will be able to explore newly-received items before the general public. This month, anyone can become a member simply by purchasing a Rotary Duck Race ticket at the used bookstore. The Library Friends & Foundation expresses its gratitude to the large team of volunteers who have been working since January to help with the set-up and renovations to the building. Thanks also goes to Kind Coffee and Snowy Peaks Winery for helping sponLocated at 191 West Riverside Drive in sor the Ribbon-Cutting Day celebration. Finally, great appreciation goes to MacEstes Park, the used bookstore is now open seven days a week from 10 a. m. to 6 donald Book Shop, Estes Park’s source p.m. All proceeds from sales will help the for new books, which remains a treasured part of the community’s literary vinonprofit Friends & Foundation in its tality with a tradition that spans more mission to support the library and its than 90 years. services. The bookstore is staffed 56 hours a week by a team of volunteers who For updates on the work of the library Friends & Foundation and the Used are eager to welcome shoppers to the Bookstore, as well as information on ever-changing inventory. making used book donations, visit estesIn addition to these regular hours, the Cliffhanger Used Books will be open every Monday from 8 to 10 a.m. for Members’ Preview Sales, showcasing the newest inventory for that week. Shelves will be re-stocked every Sunday after closing, so earlybird shoppers on

Trustee Ken Zornes

Friends & Found. Board Pres. Diane Shriver

The crowd enjoyed coffee and cookies inside

Mother Goose & Sherlock Holmes

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The charge(s) are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. Editors note: WPO is the Wildlife Protection Ordinance. On March 23 at 6:35 a.m. police received a call about a violation against the Wildlife Protection Ordinance in the 200 block of Cleave Street. Upon arrival police cited the owner of the apartment building at this address and issued them a citation. The dumpster was not compliant with the WPO. On March 31 at 3:10 a.m. police received a REDDI report of a driver on Highway 36 and Meadowdale Lane. The 23 year old male driver from Estes Park was stopped and found to be driving under the influence of alcohol and he refused roadside maneuvers. He was charged with DUI, DUI per se, driving a defective vehicle and then transported to the Larimer County Jail. On April 2 at 10:23 a.m. police arrested a 28 year old male from Estes Park in the 800 block of N. St. Vrain Ave. who was wanted for theft. He was charged with theft, possession of a controlled substance, criminal

possession of a financial transaction device and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was transported to the Larimer County Jail. On April 3 at 4:59 a.m. police received a report of a violation against the Wildlife Protection Ordinance at 1200 Graves Avenue. The owner of the apartment buildings had a dumpster which was not compliant with the WPO and received a citation. On April 3 at 5:12 a.m. police received a report of a business in the 100 block of S. St. Vrain Ave. which had an unsecured dumpster. The hotel was issued a citation for a violation against the WPO. On April 3 at 10:05 p.m. police stopped a 27 year old male driver of a vehicle in the 100 block of Big Thompson Ave. The male was issued a summons for speeding, driving with a revoked license and possession of drug paraphernalia and later released. On April 4 at 8:30 p.m. police received a call about a disturbance in the 300 block of Riverside Drive. On scene a 28 year old male from Colorado Springs, CO was charged with third degree assault, domestic violence and criminal mischief against a 27 year old victim. The male was transported to the Larimer County Jail.

Don’t Take The Bait It starts with a phone call or email. Criminals contact unsuspecting older adults claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service asking to send money owed for back taxes or their from local law enforcement demanding payment to avoid immediate arrest. Older adults are scammed every year out of millions of dollars in property, assets, and cash by criminals preying on older adults offering phony home repair, investment scams, and other cons. Crimes against older adults continue to rise as criminals become more sophisticated and find new ways to target older adults by stealing their identity and personal information. The Larimer County Office on Aging

will host a free fraud protection forum from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on April 23, 2019, at the Chilson Senior Center, 700 E. 4th St., Loveland, CO. The forum will show what seniors and caregivers need to know about some of the most common types of fraud scams targeting seniors and how to avoid them. A panel of experts from the Larimer County Sheriff ’s Office, Adult Protection Services, and local law enforcement agencies will discuss this important topic. Contact the Larimer County Office on Aging at [970] 498-7750. Registration is not required.

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!

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Estes Park Archives “Summer Of 55” Program

Individual buildings up and down Elkhorn Avenue in the 1950s, including the Sherwood Hotel (center). Photograph courtesy Estes Park Archives

A home movie surfaced on the market recently with six minutes of footage of a vacationing family in downtown Estes Park, labeled "Summer 1956". Yet the Sherwood Hotel was plainly visible on a pan down West Elkhorn, and the Sherwood Hotel burned to the ground on Valentine's Day 1956. This color footage captures the vibrancy of downtown Estes Park businesses in a way no newspaper photographs or chrome postcards of the era can. So it is important to establish exactly when it was taken, to place the images in their proper context.

Join the Estes Park Archives this Saturday, April 13 at Molly B's Restaurant on 200 Moraine Avenue to view the converted video and learn about efforts to contact the photographer's family for additional information. Based on businesses pictured, we have assigned a working date of "summer 1955" to the footage, but would appreciate anyone with a knowledge of vintage automobiles to attend, and confirm or correct our suspicion. We will explore other potential dates using available Vacationlands from the 1950s, as well as Trail Vacation Editions. The program is free and begins at 10:00 a.m. sharp. All are invited, even those visiting Estes Park for the first time. Plenty of parking is available across the street. Call 970 586-4889 to make reservations or for additional information. June 1st & 2nd 2019

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Three months ago we lost one of America’s most beloved poets, Mary Oliver. I’ve appreciated her work for years but when I learned of her death, my interest in her poems was renewed and now, after more exposure to her verse, I have grown to not just like, but adore her poetry. (She is one whose name sounds best when both first and last are included, together, as if one word. MaryOliver. MarkTwain. Not Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. He’s just Longfellow.) Mary Oliver’s poems address the common details of the everyday on one page (her dog chewing on a book) while a turn of the page leads us to consider humanity’s affect on the environment (the sky, wildlife, trees, water). Overarching all though, is her deeply heartfelt celebration of nature, her radiant observation of the smallest of beings (grasshoppers) and the vast entity to which we pray (God?). As promised last week, here is the Mary Oliver poem, “When I Am Among Trees, ” which I included in my Brooklyn Art Library Sketchbook, A Walk in the Trees. When I am among the trees, especially the willows and the honey locust, equally the beech, the oaks, and the pines, they give off such hints of gladness. I would almost say that they save me, and daily. I am so distant from the hope of myself, in which I have goodness, and discernment, and never hurry through the world but walk slowly, and bow often. Around me the trees stir in their leaves and call out, “Stay awhile.” The light flows from their branches. And they call again, “It’s simple, ” they say, “and you, too, have come into the world to do this, to go easy, to be filled with light, and to shine. ”

each other? Who is this I’ve been living with for thirty years? This clear, dark, lovely whistler? Lastly, because death came to Mary Oliver in January and she proposed the experience to be one of curiosity and wonder, and because this poem gave us the perfect words, “When it's over, I want to say all my life I was a bride married to amazement. I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms, ” here is “When Death Comes”: When death comes like the hungry bear in autumn; when death comes and takes all the bright coins from his purse to buy me, and snaps the purse shut; when death comes like the measle-pox when death comes like an iceberg between the shoulder blades, I want to step through the door full of curiosity, wondering: what is it going to be like, that cottage of darkness? And therefore I look upon everything as a brotherhood and a sisterhood, and I look upon time as no more than an idea, and I consider eternity as another possibility, and I think of each life as a flower, as common as a field daisy, and as singular, and each name a comfortable music in the mouth, tending, as all music does, toward silence,

and each body a lion of courage, and I am discovering that often, the more familiar a poem becomes to my ear, the more something it grows in my heart. A Mary Oliver prose precious to the earth. poem that is now one of my favorites is “The Whistler” because my affiliate Joe has When it's over, I want to say all my life memorized it and recites it often: I was a bride married to amazement. I was the bridegroom, taking the world All of a sudden she began to whistle. By into my arms. all of a sudden I mean that for more than thirty years she had not whistled. It was When it's over, I don't want to wonder thrilling. At first I wondered, who was in if I have made of my life something parthe house, what stranger? I was upstairs ticular, and real. reading, and she was downstairs. As from the throat of a wild and cheerful bird, not caught but visiting, the sounds warbled I don't want to find myself sighing and and slid and doubled back and larked and frightened, soared. or full of argument. Finally I said, Is that you? Is that you whistling? Yes, she said. I used to whistle, a long time ago. Now I see I can still whistle. And cadence after cadence she strolled through the house, whistling. I know her so well, I think. I thought. Elbow and ankle. Mood and desire. Anguish and frolic. Anger too. And the devotions. And for all that, do we even begin to know

I don't want to end up simply having visited this world. You may let The Thunker know what you think at her e-mail address, © 2019 Sarah Donohoe


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 12 – Son's Steak Night - $18 The Best Steak deal in Estes Park Friday Dinner April 19 – Fish Fry $12 Friday Dinner April 26 – Meatball sub with sides $8 stay for the Keith Trahan Memorial Scholarship Bingo at 7:00 Lunch each Wednesday 11:30am until 1pm. Choice of soup and sandwich $8.00/ SPECIALl buy two and get one free. Bring your friends and co-workers.

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Adopting A Duck For $20 Could Mean Winning $5,000 Or A Trip! Resorts near Yellowstone, Yosemite, Glacier National Park await winners By: Rita DuChateau If the Fall River is emerging from the ice, the Estes Park Rotary Duck Race Festival must be just around the bend - and thousands of little yellow rubber ducks must be getting ready for their race downriver on May 4. The day of the race is always exciting for spectators who gather for the famous Duck Drop, visit Participating Organizations’ displays, enjoy live entertainment, and wait for the little swimmers to cross the finish line. But as everyone knows, the most awaited moments of the Duck Race Festival are those spent at the Prize Boards, scanning the names of hundreds of winners to see which rubber ducks earned prizes, large and small. The 2019 Duck Race Festival is encouraging Duck Adoptions with a major cash prize and three getaway packages with accommodations donated by Delaware North Parks and Resorts and trip expenses provided by the Estes Park Duck Race. Major prizes include: • Grand Prize $5,000 cash. Generous corporate sponsors make this possible, and one lucky Duck Adopter will win the cash prize. • Three-night stay for two at The Pine Lodge, Whitefish, Montana, located on the doorstep of majestic Glacier National Park. The resort offers comfortable year-round accommodations. This facility is situated alongside the Whitefish River, with many rooms boasting views of the surrounding mountain tops. Glacier National Park is a mere 25 miles away, offering an abundance of recreational opportunities. The package includes access to all amenities: continental breakfast, stand-up paddle boards, kayaks, bicycles; a guided trip to Glacier National Park; and a round of golf. • Three-night stay for two at Tenaya

Lodge, Fish Camp, California, a stunning mountain resort set two miles from Yosemite National Park and surrounded by noble evergreen forest. Tenaya Lodge is an all-season resort featuring lodge rooms and cottage rooms, a range of recreational activities, a 10,000 square-foot luxury spa, indoor and outdoor pools, and five dining venues located on the property. The package includes an all-day tour of Yosemite for two. • Three-night stay for two in Old Faithful Cabin, West Yellowstone, Montana. Clustered in five camp settings, this property has 50 cabins and is dog-friendly. Open year-round, the Old Faithful Cabin is minutes from the park's west entrance and a short drive from Old Faithful. The package includes: all-day guided interpretive tour to the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone or Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone National Park; park entrance fees and box lunches; dinner for two at the Branch Restaurant; tickets to the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center and IMAX Theater in West Yellowstone. "Everyone loves to take a vacation, and we want to help with some great choices again this year," Groesbeck said. "The trip prizes will certainly add to the excitement for our fans." Adopt in person until noon on Race Day or online at Online adoptions will incur a $2 handling fee. Adoption Forms are available at Duck Central at The Ridgeline Hotel, Quality Inn, Estes Park Town Hall, The TrailGazette and Estes Park News offices. Questions? Email or call 970-4805002. The Estes Park Duck Race Festival begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 4, with activities continuing until 4:30 p.m. The full schedule is available at

2018 winners give trips 5 stars

Patsy Nevill and her sons visited Florida and the Kennedy Space Center Last year’ winners report that their Complex and Cape Canaveral. She stays at Delaware North properties were memorable and exciting. Two of the recipients recently returned from their adventures. Winners of two other trips are using their vouchers this month. Trip prizes are valid for a year. Karen Archer won the trip to Yellowstone in winter and visited with her daughter. “All the details were just perfect and the cabin we stayed in was so cute and comfortable,” Archer said. “The snowbanks in town were about 10 feet tall so it was truly a winter wonderland.

The snow cat tour to Old Faithful was wonderful and we had picked the best weather day of our trip to go. Learned so much about the geology, flora and fauna of the park and saw tons of bison. We also met so many nice people on the coach from all over the U.S. We saw “Captain Marvel” at the IMAX and thoroughly enjoyed seeing the grizzly bears and wolves at the sanctuary. So as you can tell, we were so thankful to have won this wonderful trip from last year’s Duck Race in Estes Park. A great big thank you to all your wonderful volunteers and to you for all the organizational help setting this up for us.”

thanked Rotary for arranging the trip. “I would like to thank Delaware North, too, for coordinating all the tours and the lunch with an astronaut. Everything was so interesting. What a wonderful experience for me and my sons,” Nevill said. You can hear all about her trip if you stop by the club’s Duck Adoption Sales table at Nicky’s on Race Day. The Rotary Club of Estes Park enhanced each trip donated by Delaware North with $1,000 for transportation costs.

Art: Tim Buck’s illustrations of Lucky at the three national parks.

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Estes Park Patriots For Peace Meeting April 17 As a transpartisan, inclusive organization dedicated in part to “building a culture of peace at all levels of society,” the Estes Park Patriots for Peace are pleased to invite you to join us for our next meeting in the Wasson Room of the Estes Valley Public Library on Wednesday, April 17 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. (Please note the slight time change). We will focus on learning from the high school seniors who have applied for our “Peacemaker” scholarship. They have been invited to share their efforts and experiences as Peace-

makers and how they plan to continue those efforts following graduation. Light refreshments will be served.

We also thank Mary Barron, Restorative Practice Coordinator in our local school district for her knowledgeable and engaging presentation at our March meeting, where she explained in helpful detail how the Restorative Practices

Model is being integrated into the schools. We are encouraged by the adoption of this program into our schools, as it parallels our own organization’s mission in so many ways. Our group continues to support the broader Restorative Justice Model in our community, and is grateful to the many individuals and organizations whose participation is having a positive impact in our lives. Additionally, we are happy to announce our next Sweet Peace Jam, a scholarship benefit do-it-ourselves concert and potluck feast to be held Saturday, May 18 at

the EVPRD Community Center, 4-9 p.m. in the Chiquita Room. The venue and routine will feature more “jamming” together and less “performing” for others than last year, but the music, food and camaraderie may well be just as wonderful as before. Finally, we hope you can have the satisfaction of waging peace by being kind to our home planet in whatever “spring cleaning” may be right at this time. There are thousands of ways and 365 days to celebrate Earth Day every year. We believe the people in our community are fortunate to have so many opportunities to do just that.

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Quota Club’s Taste Of Estes Thursday, April 18th At YMCA Of The Rockies By: Kris Hazelton Get your taste buds ready for a delicious evening at Quota Club of Estes Park’s 35th annual Taste of Estes event. This fun community tradition features some of the areas best restaurants offering savory samples of their menu offerings. At the event, you’ll enjoy an endless array of delicious foods from: Hunter’s Chophouse, Snowy Peaks Winery, Rock Cut Brewing Co., YMCA of the Rockies, La Mexicana, The Taffy Shop, Otherside Restaurant, Himalayan Curry & Kebob, Waterfront Grille, Starbucks Coffee, Mile High Coffee, El Mex-Kal, Oskar Blues Grill, Seasoned Bistro, The Dunraven Inn, Cinnamon’s Bakery, Pepper’s Mexican Grill, Chelito’s, Estes Park Brewery, Claire’s on the Park, Lonigan’s Grill, The Wild Rose Food & Spirits, Ed’s Cantina, Notchtop Bakery & Cafe, The Egg & I, Sweet Basilico, Bird and Jim and Cascades & Whiskey Bar at the Stanley Hotel. The Taste of Estes will be held on Thursday, April 18th at the Assembly Hall at the YMCA of the Rockies from 5:30-8:00 p.m. A fun addition to Taste of Estes is Quota Club’s drawing for a one of a kind themed, colorful bucket of goodies, put together by Quota members. Each bucket has a different theme and all are chock full of special goodies, treats and surprises! These amazing buckets will be on display at the event where you can purchase tickets to enter to win your favorite. Tickets will cost $1 for one ticket, $5 for six tickets and $10 for 13 tickets. Each ticket offers you a chance to win. Winners names will be drawn at the end of the night at Taste of Estes. A big shout out to the generous Taste sponsors State Farm Insurance, Bank of Colorado, Rambo’s Liquor, Home Smart, Edward Jones and the Investment Center of

Estes Park. Taste of Estes is a fun springtime event where you not only enjoy great food and drinks, you get to venture out and reconnect with your friends and neighbors who you may not have seen during these long winter months. Proceeds from Taste tickets go to support the various projects Quota works on such as the ambulance drive, the Loan Closet, automatic heart defibrillators (AEDs) making Estes Park a “heart safe” community, student grants, hearing and speech needs, service to youth and elderly needs, helping disadvantaged women and children, international projects and more! Tickets are now on sale for $20 for adults and $10 for kids 12 and under and can be purchased at A la Carte, the Estes Park Visitors Center, Macdonald Book Shop, the EP News office or from any Quota member. (Note: kids tickets will only be available at the door) Get your tickets today, this event is often a sell-out! Don’t miss the Taste of Estes, a delicious Estes Park tradition. It’s the place to be!

Illustration by Gary Hazelton

1700 Brodie Ave, across from High School More Information at and 970-586-4404 Palm Sunday Service at 10am Pipe Organ - Chapel Choir - Child care available

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Updates From UC Health Timberline Medical Center It is with great pleasure - and a bit of sadness - that I write this tribute to two of the most dedicated physicians who have served our Estes Park community. This month, Dr. Paul Fonken will be decreasing his clinic hours so that he may dedicate more time to his passion of volunteering overseas, and Dr. Bruce Woolman will be retiring from his many years of service to our community. We humbly send these two professionals off to new chapters in their lives and wish them luck and happiness in all of their new endeavors. Together, they have served the community for 47 years and have cared for thousands of patients during their time here at UCHealth Timberline Medical Center. They will both leave a tremendous legacy through the many lives that they have touched. Dr. Woolman started his medical career in 1980. Initially, he served in the military for 20 years before moving to Estes Park. While here, he served as chief of staff at Estes Park Medical Center – now Estes Park Heath - and was

well loved by many patients at UCHealth Timberline Medical Center. He has always been very passionate about being in the medical profession and caring for his patients the best way that he can. He has supported their care and given them the strength to move forward with their illness. He also has been a trusted provider and will be missed greatly by the staff and his personal patients that he has cared for over the decades. For those that know him they would agree about Paul W. Fonken, MD how much of an avid Denver Broncos fan he is. We hope he can celebrate success with the Broncos in the future by continuing to attend every home game. Dr. Fonken moved to Estes Park in 1991. He likewise has accomplished great things in our community by also serving

as chief of staff twice at Estes Park Med- traveling to do his volunteer work. We ical Center, and has been the medical di- are happy that we will continue to share rector at Timberline for many years. In time with you in our future. this role, he has been a strong leader with These providers will leave big shoes to constant enthusiasm and willingness to fill, and therefore, we look forward to answer questions. He has been an advo- welcoming a new physician to our cate for the Patient Center Medical home UCHealth team in upcoming months. and was selected as ColTheir patients will remain in orado Family Physician of good hands with the rest of the Year. He was a coour team of providers here founder of the Rural Estes at our clinic. Alliance for Community On behalf of the entire Health (REACH), as he team at UCHealth Timberfelt that the key to imline Medical Center, it has proving health of our been an honor to work community is cooperaalongside both of these extion among all the health traordinary physicians. care providers and organThank you for the compasizations. He spent seven sion you have shown toward years overseas with his your patients, your willingfamily, helping to transness to sacrifice for making form specialty care to pri- Bruce A. Woolman, DO a difference in our commumary care. I will always nity appreciate his thoughtful, steady apBest wishes, proach to solving problems. Dr. Fonken Cindy Morgan RN, BSN is looking forward to continue to work Manager of Clinic Operations with our team on an intermittent partUCHealth Timberline Medical Center time basis, along with working occasional shifts as a rural hospitalist and

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Cowboy Brad Concert A Huge Success! Crossroads continues to gather donations for Neighbors In Need Challenge Cowboy Brad Fitch teamed up with Crossroads Ministry to raise over $7,500 at his benefit concert. Brian Schaffer, Executive Director of Crossroads, said “Over 260 enCourtesy photo thusiastic supporters came together at Hyde Chapel to enjoy a night of John Denver songs performed by Brad Fitch. Thank you, Brad! This benefit concert was important because we’ve been helping your neighbor and mine during and after disasters, emergencies, and seasons of great need for the past 37 years and we desperately want to keep doing this, but it can only continue if everyone pitches in. During the concert we invited everyone in attendance to join us in

giving a financial gift during the Neighbors in Need challenge and they gave over $7,500 which instantly turned into $15,000 because a generous donor has stepped up with a challenge to match dollarfor-dollar up to $50,000 for all donations received in the months of April and May. Now is the time to double your donation! We’re depending on everyone in Estes Park to help us meet and exceed this challenge of raising $50,000. Your $50 donation becomes $100, so send it in today as we offer our neighbors in need “Help for Today and Hope for Tomorrow.” Send your donation to P.O. Box 3616, Estes Park, CO 80517 or securely donate online at Thank you!

Marys Lake Road To Close Next Week Marys Lake Road between Highway 7 and Kiowa Drive will be closed April 15-19 for CenturyLink to complete work in the right of way. During this week, traffic will be rerouted as follows: Traffic to Highway 7 will be routed north on Marys Lake Road to Peak View Drive, then east on Peak View Drive to Highway 7. Northbound traffic on Highway 7 exiting at Marys Lake Road will be routed north to Peak View Drive to exit west bound, then south on Marys Lake Road. Southbound traffic on Highway 7 exiting at Marys Lake Road will have to exit on Peak View Drive, to the north, and take Peak View Drive west to Marys Lake Road. For more information: contact D. Nikki Wheeler, 720-888--0560 or


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

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

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Alarado Business Park Developers And Teams Got On The Working End Of A Shovel Below: David Batey (EPH Board President), Chris (First State Bank), Phil Hinrichs (Alarado Enterprises, LLC), Jimmy John’s Manager, Tim Cashman (CFO Estes Park Health), Larry Leaming (CEO Estes Park Health), Ryan Wells (Alarado Enterprises, LLC), Steve Lane (Bas1s Architects) and Dan Dirksen (Heath Saunders).

Dirt had been moved, but now it’s official! With the big digger in the background, Alarado Business Park Developers, Phil Hinrichs and Ryan Wells, pulled together the team that helped to make their dream a reality – Heath Saunders, Bas1s Architects, Van Horn Engineering and Surveying, 1st National Bank and First State Bank. Estes Park Health was in attendance to support the project that will house the new Urgent Care Center. The building completion is scheduled for February/March 2020.

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

You can visit to keep on top of the latest news concerning the Estes Park Health Urgent Care Center. About Estes Park Health-Founded in 1975 by the residents of Estes Park, Estes Park Health is the community’s comprehensive health-care resource with a focus on superior, compassionate care that consistently

receives high patient-satisfaction scores. The Estes Park Health system serves the entire Estes Park Valley and Rocky Mountain National Park. It integrates acute and emergency care with community health, includes the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic health care through medical and surgical services; a 23-bed critical access acute care facility, a 24hour emergency department with ambulance service and air transport; primary care and specialty clinics; home health and hospice; and a 60-bed skilled nursing facility. For more information about Estes Park Health visit

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F.O Stanley’s Life: Inspiration To Action For Civic Leaders And Community Members Planning is underway for training programs to accomplish a key part of the Historic Stanley Home Museum and Education Center’s mission. Examples from F. O. Stanley’s life will be used as inspiration to action on contemporary challenges for civic leaders and community members. Among the Inspiration to Action themes are: Effective Civic Engagement: Stanley identified community needs, worked effectively with others, and then became an active participant in addressing those needs. He played a significant role in many projects that were of direct benefit to the Estes Park community. These included major infrastructure projects like road improvements from Lyons to Estes Park (which he helped improve twice), the first water company, the first hydroelectric plant, the first fish hatchery, and Estes Park’s first bank. Later he would be a part of establishing the Town’s first country club and golf course as well as playing an important supportive role in the creation of Rocky Mountain National Park. Innovator/Entrepreneur: From the age of nine, F.O. and his twin F. E. Stanley started a series of business ventures. They identified opportunities and then took advantage of them, from first making and selling wooden tops to playmates, crafting and selling wooden loom

parts to local weavers, then making sap buckets for the local maple sugar business. After teaching for eight years, F.O. Stanley started a business selling school supplies, later joining his twin in the Stanley Dry Plate Company, then worked with his twin to build a steam automobile and create the Stanley Motor Carriage Company. Later, he built the Stanley Hotel (11 buildings in all--a tremendous and unprecedented achievement considering the time and place), and developed and manufactured the Stanley Mountain Wagon to transport visitors to and from Estes Park. Education Advocate: Although he left teaching after eight years, Stanley continued his support of education throughout his life. A graduate of Herbron Academy in his native Maine, Stanley served as Board of Trustees President for 26 years. Among his many gifts to Hebron were a powerful telescope for its observatory, Stanley Arena (the first covered ice hockey facility in an American preparatory school), Stanley Infirmary, and $200,000 to build a new and badly-needed gymnasium. Stanley is also reported to have supported a number of students’ higher ed-

ucation by funding their tuition. Supporter of the Arts: Growing up, the Stanley family emphasized the value of education including the arts, music, and poetry. At age 11, Stanley made his first violin under the guidance of his greatuncle, and then taught himself to play it. He also composed music for the violin and continued making violins of concert quality throughout his life. F.O. and his wife Flora loved classical music and had music rooms in their homes. The Stanley Hotel included both a music room and a music hall with concerts that were open to the people of Estes Park. Philanthropist: Stanley donated land to the Town of Estes Park for a new school, and later donated 52 acres of land that became the Stanley Fairgrounds. Persistence to Overcome Adversity: Stanley’s life included a series of challenges, from the fire that destroyed his first business producing school supplies to repeated bouts with tuberculosis. The recurrence of tuberculosis in 1903 was responsible for his arrival in Denver Colorado for treatment and resulted in his eventually spending all of his summers in Estes Park. When problems arose, he solved them. Faced with adversity, Stanley persisted and found a way to effectively deal with the challenges.

Audacious Foresight: At a time when the roads into the Estes Valley were suitable for travel only by horse or oxcart, Stanley imagined that, as his living in the area had helped restore his health, the valley could become a major tourist destination for others. He took bold and coordinated action to realize his vision. As the pedestal inscription beneath Stanley's statue in front of the Stanley Hotel reads: "The Stanley legacy in Estes Park . .. is far larger and more enduring than any of the historic structures that bear his name. It is a legacy that extends to community and region and to the dreams of a remarkable man who through ingenuity, courage and persistence found ways to harness the emerging technological forces of the twentieth century to make those dreams a reality." Please join us in preserving and celebrating the life and accomplishments of F. O and Flora Stanley by supporting the mission of the Historic Stanley Home Foundation to purchase, renovate, preserve and operate Rockside, the F. O. Stanley home, as the Historic Stanley Home Museum and Education Center. To learn more or find out how you can be a part of this important effort, please visit the Historic Stanley Home Foundation website at or Like Us on Facebook at You can also call Tom Shamburg at 970-590-9468 for more information.

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Estes Park Health and EVRPD Will Co-host The Spring 2019 Blood Drive At The Community Center This Blood Drive Will Be WalkIns Only – No Appointments April 15, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. To allow for easier access to give blood, Estes Park Health and Estes Valley Recreation and Park District (EVRPD) has again joined together to co-host a blood drive on April 15 in the community rooms at the Estes Valley Community Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The UCHealth Garth Englund Blood Center will be overseeing and handling the donation process. The blood donated through the Garth Englund Blood Center remains in Northern Colorado and supports blood needs at Estes Park Health. This blood drive will be walk-ins only The last blood drive experimented with taking appointments and it created a level of confusion, so this blood drive will run like former blood drive and be walk-ins only. Please note that the morning from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. is very busy and you may experience a wait in addition to the registering process. The entire process, without a wait, takes about 45 minutes. This includes time

questions. If at any time during the donation process you feel lightheaded, please tell a staff member. Among the questions for your health history, you will be asked: • About medicines that you take. Most medicines are okay. • About behavior that is considered a risk for HIV or hepatitis exposure. The rest of the process includes: • Having your temperature and blood pressure taken. • Having a finger-stick test called hematocrit that checks your volume of red blood cells. • Having your arm cleaned with a sterile disinfectant swab. • Having a needle is inserted into a you’ve eaten vein on the inside of your elbow. The actual blood withdrawal takes five to something. To donate, a person must be at least 10 minutes. • Having your arm wrapped when 18 years old (or 17 with a parent’s the donation is complete. permission) and show a photo identification. New donors must weigh at There will be room for you to rest least 120 pounds and be in good for a short time afterwards and enjoy health. Prior donors must weigh at a snack. least 110 pounds. For more information about the When you enter the donation site, blood drive or if you have questions, staff members will guide you please contact Lisa Taylor at through the process and answer your to complete your health history and sign consent forms. Process for donating blood Before you go to the community center to give blood, please make sure

Free Balance Assessments At MedX Of Estes

Starting April 15th through April 30th, MedX interns are conducting Balance Assessments. The balance assessments will include different balance tests. Results indicate likelihood of future falls. Individuals will be able to take results to their next doctors appointment to discuss if physical therapy would be beneficial to help prevent future falls and injury.

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Join The Estes Park Cycling Coalition For The April 17 Meeting

Estes Park Non-Profits Benefit From Melodrama Presentation Of “The Great Estes Growth Spurt”

Rich Mitchell presents $1,700 check to Nancy Johnson from Lifelong Learning in the Estes Valley - one of three non-profits benefiting from the melodrama. Photo by Peter Plaut

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On March 31 Back Pew Creations from Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies (PCCR) presented checks for $1,700 each to Nancy Johnson of Lifelong Learning in the Estes Valley, Brian Shaffer from Crossroads Ministry, and Diana Brown from Estes Park Crisis Advocates. These funds were raised by the performance of “The Great Estes Growth Spurt” written and directed by Rich Mitchell. Back Pew Creations cochair, Ginger Wilkinson, acknowledged Rich as well as the volunteers who gave hundreds of hours, the cast and crew who participated in two months of rehearsals and five performances, and the

community and congregation who provided support with their attendance. Checks were presented to the recipients by Rich Mitchell, Bailey Burke (in her 8th and last melodrama as a high school senior), and Carol Nussbaumer, representing the Missions Committee which covered the melodrama expenses. In addition, Bob Holcomb, representing Grace and Grub of PCCR presented Crossroads with a check for $850 collected during the Shrove Tuesday Pancake supper by those enjoying a festive evening. All those responsible were congratulated as were the recipients who serve this community in valuable and unique ways.

Please join the Estes Park Cycling Coalition for our April meeting. The meeting will be held at the Twin Owls Steakhouse on April 17 at 7 p.m. Our featured guest will be Dave Kemp, Senior Transportation Planner, City of Boulder Public Works. Mr Kemp has a long career improving cycling and multi-modal transportation infrastructure starting in 2006 as the Bicycle Coordinator for the City of Fort Collins. In 2012 he became the Active Transportation Planner for the City of Davis CA until he moved back to Boulder for his current job. Mr. Kemp will provide insight to his career of planning and development of bike friendly communities. In addition to our guest speaker, we will provide updates on on-going projects and coming events such as the new

proposed “Jump Line” at the Bike Park, and planning efforts for “Bike Estes Day” which includes the Bike to Work and Bike Parade festivities. The Estes Park Cycling Coalition is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose Mission is to promote and increase cycling of all kinds in the Estes Valley, through advocacy, education, partnerships and community building. Now in its fourth year, the Coalition strives to cultivate a biking culture in the community and make the Estes area a destination for cyclists. Please join us on Wednesday evening and be a part of the Estes Valley Biking culture. For more information on the Estes Park Cycling Coalition, please contact president Mike Lewelling at

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.

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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Struggling to Control Blood Sugar Levels or Lose Weight? Diabetes Cooking Classes Start April 25

Chazz Glaze

Learn How a Healthy Diet Can Help with Type 2 Diabetes and Weight Management The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), a nonprofit dedicated to promoting preventive medicine, is offering a cooking class designed to help local residents with type 2 diabetes avoid complications from the disease and reduce or eliminate the need for medications. Food for Life: The Power of Food for Diabetes Nutrition and Cooking Class teaches participants how food choices can prevent and treat type 2 diabetes and arms them with practical cooking skills for making healthy and delicious meals. People who have type 2 diabetes, or concerns about developing diabetes, and their friends and family members will benefit from the class. “Research shows type 2 diabetes can be controlled and even reversed with a healthy plant-based diet,” says Susan Levin, M.S., R.D., the director of nutrition education for PCRM. “A vegan diet can help people with diabetes control blood sugar more effectively than the standard diabetes dietary regimen.” The class, designed by physicians, diabetes educators, registered dietitians, and professional chefs, offers an easy-tofollow dietary approach based on scien-

tific research. Population studies and clinical research show that a low-fat, plant-based diet is effective at improving blood glucose levels, promoting weight loss, reducing cholesterol, and lowering the risk of diabetes and other chronic diseases. Local instructor Chazz Glaze will cover important diabetesnutrition topics and guide students through the preparation of tasty and easy-to-prepare recipes. Participants will watch a 30-minute DVD featuring Neal Barnard, M.D., speaking on the role of meal planning, as well as inspiring interviews with people who reversed their diabetes with a vegan diet. They will also enjoy food samples of the recipes prepared in class. The class details are as follows: Thursday, April 25, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.— How Foods Fight Diabetes Thursday, May 2, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.— The Power of Your Plate (and Grocery Cart) Thursday, May 9, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.— Understanding Type 2 Diabetes and Recognizing and Treating Low Blood Sugar Thursday, May 16, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.— Designing a Diet for Maximum Weight Control Students will leave the class with delicious recipes, information on how to switch to a vegan diet, and additional diabetes resources, including information on online webcasts and group support. Participants are strongly encouraged to work with their health care team to safely make dietary changes. For more information about the Food for Life Diabetes Nutrition and Cooking Class program or to register for the classes, please email Chazz at or call (970) 364-0040 (if no answer, please leave a voicemail).

After Prom At Chipper’s Lanes The three Rotary Clubs of Estes Park, the Town of Estes Park and Chipper’s Lanes will be hosting After Prom at Chipper’s Lanes, 555 South St. Vrain. The event will take place April 20 from 11:30 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. Prom goers and their dates are invited to attend. There will be pizza and soda, open bowling (that includes shoes), poker and pool tables. Quarters will be handed out for access to the video games. This event gives the prom-goers of EPHS a safe, fun place to go once the

dance is over. After Prom is a lock-in, if a student leaves, they cannot return. If they stay the entire time, there are prizes that will be awarded. Senior prize is $500, Junior prize is 300. There will be additional prizes given out throughout the night. After Prom is free of charge for the Junior and Seniors of Estes Park. Parents who would like to volunteer to assist in the event can contact Renee McCauley at 970-624-7191.

Old Timers Breakfast Meetings Old Timers Breakfast meeting at the Big Horn Restaurant, 401 West Elkhorn Ave. Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month at 9:30 a.m.

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Trout in the Classroom and Estes Valley Watershed Coalition Celebrating Earth Day


YOU CAN COUNT ON US! Trout in the Classroom (TIC) is a conservation-oriented, environmental education program for elementary, middle, and high school students. Through the school year, students: ● Raise trout from eggs to fry; ● Monitor tank water quality; ● Engage in stream habitat study; ● Learn to appreciate water resources; ● Begin to foster a conservation ethic; ● Grow to understand ecosystems Most programs end the year by releasing their trout in a state-approved stream near the school or within a nearby watershed. During the year each teacher tailors the program to fit his or her curricular needs. Therefore, each program is unique. TIC has interdisciplinary applications in science, social studies, mathematics, language arts, fine arts and physical education. The 2019 Polar Bear Plunge was held at Trout Haven Resorts on March 2 with a great turnout, despite the weather. The first annual fundraiser was held to start a Trout in the Classroom (TIC) program in the Estes Park Elementary School. Community members and local business

teams took the plunge to raise the money for two state-of-the-art aquariums that are now installed in the third grade department. Starting March 12, students will be working with a fisheries biologist to hatch and raise rainbow trout, with in-depth lessons in trout ecology at each life stage. Third graders were chosen as the beneficiaries of this project because the TIC program aligns with the Colorado Department of Education's third grade standards for learning, but the program is going to grow to other grade levels as well as the middle and high schools as the program evolves. This year, third graders will be learning about the rainbow trout's life cycle, habitat selection, temperature-dependent growth and development, and general trout ecology. They will also be doing dissections, which is always the favorite lesson. We are partnering with the Estes Valley Watershed Coalition to do a field trip to streams that are scoured and streams that have been restored after the 2013 flood to identify good trout habitat and demonstrate the benefits of freshwater conservation and restoration.

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Note: Amy will have a booth this Saturday at the Bigfoot Fest in downtown Bond Park.

Estes Park Senior Citizens Center Menu ——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

——Week of April 22 thru April 26 —— Monday, Apr 22 Scrambled Eggs (2) w/ bacon, french toast (1 pc), hash browns & fruit Tuesday, Apr 23 Fried Chicken (3 pc) w/ mashed potatoes, gravy & vegetables Wednesday, Apr 24 Spaghetti w/ meatballs, garlic bread & side salad Thursday, Apr 25 Philly Chicken Sandwich topped w/ green peppers, onions & mozzarella cheese, Homemade Chips & soup Friday, Apr 26 Tilapia w/ clam chowder soup & side salad All noon meals are $5 for current EP Senior Citizens Center members and are by reservation only. Reservations must be made by 1:00 PM at least one business day in advance. Note, if you want to reserve a meal for Monday, Apr 15th, you need to call before 1:00 PM on Friday, Apr 12th. 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!

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  Once in awhile you will come across a humorous statement about the resurrection of people from the dead. Several years ago, a friend invited me to fly in his small plane to Cabelaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in Sidney, Nebraska to shop. After a delightful flight, we exited the plane and entered the airport office. A poster on the wall caught my eye. Someone had neatly penned these words: â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe in the resurrection of the dead, you should be here at closing time!â&#x20AC;? I wondered if the employees of the airport chuckled at the poster like I did. And I never forgot it. Unlike that poster, however, most people take the resurrection seriously, especially as we approach this next week when millions will be celebrating the resurrection of Christ from the deadâ&#x20AC;Śand all the implications that it has for our own life after death. As EPMC Hospice volunteers, we visit caregivers as they care for loved ones, whose departures are imminent. Sometimes we meet with survivors in our grief groups who deal with recent losses. We know that few of these would take the resurrection of the dead lightly. Ponder grieving families you know who lost someone after a courageous battle with some disease. Next weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s focus on the resurrection of Christ will bring words of hope and encouragement. Author Tony Campolo tells of an experience that shares and instills such hope. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I belong to a minority church in West Philadelphia. One Good Friday there were several of us preaching back-to-back.â&#x20AC;? He shared how good he felt about his message and the receptivity of the people toward it. However, that quickly vanished as he heard the next speaker. He writes: â&#x20AC;&#x153;He started his sermon real softly by saying, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;It was Friday, but Sunday was cominâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;! It was Friday and my Jesus was dead on the tree. But that was Friday, and Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cominâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; As the audience warmed up to those words, he continued: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;It was Friday and Mary was cryinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; her eyes out. The disciples were runninâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; in every direction, like sheep without a shepherd. But that was Friday, and Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cominâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Now the audience was really getting into it and he continued: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;It was Friday. The Pharisees were struttinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; around laughinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and gloatinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. They thought they were back in charge of things. They didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know it was only Friday. Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cominâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. It was Friday! And on Friday, those that oppress the poor and make people suffer were in control. But that was Friday! Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cominâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;!â&#x20AC;? By the time he came to the end of his message all of us were so worked up we could hardly wait to respond. At the end of his message he just yelled at the top of his lungs, â&#x20AC;&#x153;ITâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S FRIDAY!â&#x20AC;&#x2122; And all five hundred of us yelled back with one accord, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;BUT SUNDAYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S COMINâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;!â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Tony continues, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the Good News! That is the word that the world is waiting to hear. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to go out and tell the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s people. When they are depressed, or feel they can never love again, or when they have lost their faith and feel that they can no longer expect great things from God, we must tell them that â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;SUNDAYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S COMINâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;!â&#x20AC;? I hope all of us share in Tonyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s confident testimony: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ, because to all who are on the brink of despair, I can yell at the top of my lungs, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Friday, but Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coming!â&#x20AC;? And you and me? Are we excited that, after all the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Fridaysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; we will experience, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coming?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; I certainly hope so. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tell the world. (Bob)

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Stream Rehabilitation Work On Fish Creek Receives Statewide Award

The award was accepted by (left to right) Jim Bunker, Project Superintendent for Tezak Heavy Equipment Company, Mario Jimenez, Project Manager for Tezak Heavy Equipment Company and Jim Daugherty, Board Member for Estes Valley Watershed Coalition.

The Colorado Contractor's Association has recognized one of the projects of the Estes Valley Watershed Coalition as one of the excellent water related projects in the State of Colorado. The project, known as the Middle Fish Creek Project, was completed in late 2017 to repair damage caused by the 2013 flood. Major work was done on a number of reaches of the Fish Creek between Country Club Drive and Little Valley Road. The Middle Fish Creek Project was one of 14 stream repair projects completed by the Estes Valley Watershed Coalition. The general contractor on the project, Tezak Heavy Equipment Company, submitted the project for the award. The re-

pair work was designed by Otak. The first step in the renovation work was to remove large amounts of sediment left by the 2013 flood. Then the stream's floodplain was re-graded to a natural stream basin shape. Energy dissipation was achieved through a system of riffles, pools, and steps. Features were added that function similar to a small beaver dam. Natural vegetation was planted as the final step in the repair work. The Colorado Contractor's Association annual 2018 H20 Award was given to the Estes Valley Watershed Coalition, Tezak Heavy Equipment Company (the construction contractor) and Otak (the design engineer).

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Sunrise Rotary Paul Harris Fellow Recognitions Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary Club takes great pleasure in congratulating the 2019 members that contributed $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. To become a Paul Harris Fellow (PHF), one must have contributed at least $1,000 within a single year. The Paul Harris Fellowship Award is one of the highest honors Rotary can bestow upon a person. The honor was established in 1957 to show appreciation for contributions that support our Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or an approved Foundation grant. Vaughn Baker PHF+6

Neil Herman PHF Mike Louk PHF+1 Sam Portman PHF +4 Jane Schoen PHF+8 Stan Wehrli PHF It is because of gifts like these that The Rotary Foundation is able to carry out an array of programs that achieve beneficial changes in our world: improving living conditions, increased food production, better education, wider availability of treatment and rehabilitation for the sick and disabled, New channels for the flow of international understanding, and brighter hopes for peace.

Tucker Johnson 12th Grade

Sunrise Rotary Club Donates To Help Build New Homes In Juarez, Mexico Tuesday, February 19th was a very special day for the Estes Park Sunrise Rotary Club, for this was the day when our Rotary Club handed over a check for $2,500 to our sister Rotary Club in Fort Collins, The Rotary After Work Club, who is in the process of supporting the building of shelter homes at the Colorado Early College High School for the homeless down in Juarez, Mexico. The class at the school is a construction trade

class where the students learn the basic construction skills to become certified construction workers and become a much-needed commodity in the homebuilding trade. Upon completion of the homes, they are then sent down to Juarez and reassembled on site by another Sister Rotary Club, Club Rotario Campestre. To date this project has provided 41 homes for the homeless at the Juarez site.

Congratulations to Tucker Johnson, the Student of the Week for April 12, 2019. At EPHS, Tucker enjoys being a member of the football and baseball teams. He has lettered in football three out of four years he’s played and lettered in baseball every year since his freshman year. He has also been team captain for both the baseball and football teams. During his free time, he likes to do anything outside, especially fishing, riding his dirt bike and playing sports. He loves Hawaii Five-0 and just about any kind of juice. Tucker’s favorite quote is, “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard” by Tim Notke. This quote appeals to him because he says,

“With determination and a strong work ethic, everyone can be victorious.” After high school, he plans to attend college and pursue a degree in criminal justice or marine biology.

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Celebrate Kings Day At Good Samaritan On April 25 The Good Samaritan bus fundraising efforts continue with their Travel the World tour. Holland a region and former province on the western coast of the Netherlands is our next destination. Do not miss out on this delightful evening filled as we celebrate Kings Day. Come dressed in orange and enjoy the featured folk music of Sexy Rex and the Front Porch Swingers. If you have already accompanied us on a previous stop, you know that the food never disappoints. Max Humbrecht the executive chef will be creating a traditional Netherland Kings Day feast. Tickets for the show on April 25th at 5:00 p.m. can be purchased for $16.00 at the Good Samaritan office. Be sure to get there early as ticket sales will end on the 22nd of April. We have sold out the last two months so do not hesitate to call or stop by today. Good Samaritan is located at 1901 Ptarmigan Trail Estes Park, 970-577-7700.

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Help Send RoboCats & Robo Elk Robotics Teams To World Competition At Fundraising Dinner At Nicky’s Tuesday Evening 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 for the teams. 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 roboticsclub: Nick Gooch at Nick_Gooch@ or Darby O'Connor at

Grateful For Rocky Mountain Health Club - Finding My Place In Estes Park By: Ellen Benes

Moving to a new town can be daunting. Luckily, I don’t mind change and I welcome adventure. Having never before set foot in Estes Park, I pulled into my new driveway at the end of May 2015. I quickly took to life in Estes Park. I had a wonderful new job and friends to help introduce me to life in the mountains. Even with everything I had, I felt like I was missing something. It took until the fall of 2016 for me to find Rocky Mountain Health Club. I had never been comfortable or motivated in a normal gym setting, so I needed something different. The environment, exciting classes, and caring staff at RMHC were exactly what I had always been looking for in a gym. It is a relaxed and comfortable environment full of wonderful people of all different backgrounds and fitness levels. It felt like home. The addition of the Heavy Bag and Functional Fitness rooms took my gym experience to a whole new level. When Cardio Bag classes (Krav Maga based striking plus so much more) began, I dived right in and attended every

class that I could. I was being pushed mentally and physically every time I went to class. I was hooked. I quickly realized, with the guidance of gym owner and instructor David LaSalle, how much I loved to hit and to my surprise, that I was actually pretty good at it. After months of ignoring requests for me to help teach Cardio Bag classes, I pushed past the fear and I did it. Helping others learn made me realize that I had finally found my “thing.” Never in my life have I been so committed to my fitness or eager to improve my skill set. Flash forward to 2019. David and I are now certified StrikeFit® Instructors and the only gym in Colorado with this cer-

tification. We are taking the original Cardio Bag class that many people know and love, to a new level. We are eager to share this incredible class with more and more people. It is not only an amazing and unique workout, but it helps build important life skills. I will be forever grateful to Rocky Mountain Health Club for improving all aspects of my life. I have made new

friends, learned new skills, improved my fitness and best of all, I found my place in Estes Park. Check out Rocky Mountain Health Club on Facebook or online at for details and the current class schedule. Call 970-657-6333 for a personal tour.

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Great Events Planned For Estes Park’s First Bigfoot Days This Friday & Saturday Estes Park Bigfoot Days will feature activities, events, educational opportunities, and entertainment all dedicated to Big Foot lore. There will be a ticketed Bigfoot themed dinner on Friday night, April 12th, which will feature a talk and Q&A from a world famous Bigfoot expert. This Saturday, April 13th will feature a Big Foot run and a free festival with live bands, entertainment, vendors, food trucks and much more! Join us in Bond Park for some BIG fun! Experts on hand will include James "Bobo" Fay, Dr. Jeff Meldrum, and local Bigfoot experts. Event Schedule: Friday, April 12th 6-9 p.m.- Bigfoot Celebrity Dinner at The Estes Park Resort (sold out) Tickets are $80 each and can be purchased through the EP Resort at 970577-6400 Saturday, April 13th 8 a.m.- Bigfoot 5 Mile Race Starting at

Town Hall Register to run at: 10 a.m.- Bigfoot Festival Begins at Bond Park 11 a.m.- Bigfoot of Estes Park; Presentation in Town Hall Boardroom by local Squatch expert Kenneth Collins 12 p.m.- Bigfoot calling lesson and contest 2 p.m.- Bigfoot of Estes Park; Presentation in Town Hall Boardroom by local Squatch expert Kenneth Collins 3 p.m.- Bigfoot Dance-off Musical Acts on the 13th10 a.m.-Noon- Sol Pride 130 p.m.-4 p.m.- That Damn Sasquatch All Day Events Saturday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.- Big Wheel Races 10 a.m.-4 p.m.- Meet and Learn from James "Bobo" Fey and Dr. Jeff Meldrum 10 a.m.-4 p.m.- Bigfoot Obstacle course 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m.Wildside 4 x 4 tours 10 a.m.-4 p.m.Beer Garden sponsored by Western

Heritage Bigfoot Map of Estes Park (self guided tours) Celebrities to meet and greet James “Bobo” Fey Bobo was born and raised in Manhattan Beach, CA, and has been interested in the bigfoot mystery for as long as he can remember. Every choice in his life centered around his chances to see a sasquatch– surfing in Northern California, going to college in Palo Alto, and even touring as a roadie with the band Sublime allowed him to visit bigfoot habitats & interview people across the country about the elusive creature. In 2001, he saw his first bigfoot while on an investigation with researcher John Freitas. Today, Bobo makes his living as a commercial fisherman, always keeping his ear to the ground for bigfoot sightings and collecting dozens of reports each year. Dr. Jeff Meldrum Trained in the anatomical sciences with an emphasis in physical anthropology, Dr. Meldrum teaches human regional

and sectional anatomy, evolution, and primate studies at Idaho State University. He has published extensively on the evolutionary history of the South American primates and has described several new extinct species. His interests in the footprints attributed to an unrecognized North American ape, commonly known as sasquatch, came into focus when he literally crossed paths with an enigmatic set of tracks in the mountains of southeastern Washington State. He has conducted collaborative laboratory research and field work throughout the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West, as well as in Canada, China and Russia, and has been heard on NPR’s Science Friday and Radio West, and seen on The Today Show, National Geographic, Discovery, History, SyFy, AnimalPlanet, and more. He was a featured scientist in Scientific American and the national AAAS webpage. His book, “Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science,” has been described as the best discussion of the legendary primate available. He edits online refereed journal The Relict Hominoid Inquiry (

April 12-13 For more details go to

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

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The Estes Valley Economic Strategy Matters – Workforce and Education By: Adam Shake

In November 2015, Estes Park EDC and the Town of Estes Park completed the Estes Valley Economic Development Strategy in partnership with their consultant, Avalanche Consulting. The strategy contained research and the results of extensive community outreach to present a set of recommendations to help implement a vision for sustaining both our economic vitality and quality of life. The Economic Strategy contains a playbook for progress, and is meant to guide future discussion on strategic priorities. We created a report on meetings to share with Avalanche Consulting for their review. Avalanche Consulting will be back in Estes Park on April 22nd and 23rd to meet with Estes Park EDC and community stakeholders to present a report card on our progress. Those meetings take place on: April 22nd: 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. in the Estes Valley Library Hondius Room (Business Owners

and Entrepreneurs) 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. in the Estes Valley Library Hondius Room (CommunityWide Engagement) April 23rd: 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. in the Town of Estes Park Town Board Room (CommunityWide Engagement) 10:00 to 11:15 a.m. in the Town of Estes Park Town Board Room (Capacity Building with Business Groups) The first of this series of columns looked at Infrastructure. In this column, we’d like to share some information about our Workforce and Education meeting. The three major topics of discussion were workforce housing, education and childcare. These themes helped the consultant, Avalanche consulting, organize their recommendations for strategic action. The Estes Valley Economic Development Strategy, under the heading Workforce & Education, states that “The Estes Valley attracts, retains, and trains a skilled workforce that is supported by a mix of housing options and multigenerational community resources. High demand for housing and limited supply have raised housing costs over the years to the point that home ownership is out of reach for many residents and workers, particularly in middle-income professions. These limitations have created distinct challenges for local businesses and institutions when trying to attract and

retain talented employees critical to community health – including nurses, police officers, and even young, skilled professionals. High costs and limited availability of housing, alongside inadequate childcare options and other concerns, lead many working professionals, particularly those with families, to seek new employment opportunities in other communities, creating high turnover and costs for local businesses.” The Estes Valley also needs to invest in the future workforce by establishing education programs that prepare local students for jobs in the community and attract the best and brightest from around the country and world to new opportunities.” Successes There have been a number of workforce housing projects approved since 2018 in the wake of code changes designed to incentivize workforce or attainable housing. Some are under construction, and there are also projects likely to file in 2019. As a resort community, we have focused our efforts on multi-family and workforce-oriented housing, and major organizations are becoming engaged. Educationally, there are a number of specific programs being developed in the Estes Valley to serve the vocational needs of Estes Valley high school students. The Estes Park School District is implementing the CareerWise program in the fall of 2019. In reference to child care, Estes Park EDC was asked to organize and sponsor a Childcare Services Committee, bringing together key stakeholders to begin strategic work on improving access to child care. With active help from the committee, we raised over $40,000 for a Childcare Needs Assessment, partnering with EVICS as fiscal agent for the project. We completed the Childcare Needs Assessment in February 2018. Estes Early Childhood Education formed in 2018, and is putting the pieces in place for de-

veloping a childcare center plan and conducting a capital campaign to fund it. Challenges Not every workforce housing project is still going forward. The 70-plus acre Fish Hatchery Road property owned by the Town of Estes Park was put on hold in the summer of 2018 and seems unlikely to proceed based on substantial infrastructure costs. As well, the Dry Gulch property and Twin Owls Motor Lodge rezonings did not move forward as planned. When it comes to education and childcare, challenges appear to center on the theme of greater alignment and communication among key stakeholders as well as funding for childcare facilities and skilled caregivers. Opportunities The meeting participants also identified new possible opportunities that reflect current community needs like: 1. A source of dedicated and continuous funding for all these causes. 2. Better stakeholder communication and messaging as well as long term strategies. 3. The ability of employers to assist employees with workforce housing, educational and childcare programs. 4. Round trip transportation to/from Ft. Collins, Loveland… and the Estes Valley and within the Estes Valley for work as well as access to services. We thank all the participants and the facilitators for helping us efficiently gather and present information from a wide variety of projects. Accordingly, we also thank James Carr, Russ Nehrig and Susan Thomas who volunteered as facilitators. All three work with Restorative Justice and are available to facilitate meetings. Part three of these articles will provide an update on the status of Business Climate. To see the full report on the Infrastructure meeting, please visit

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.

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Beautiful Pets Looking For Wonderful, New, Forever Homes!

Dottie is in foster care. She is a 1 1/2 year old Kelpie mix. She would enjoy a doggie friend and a yard to play in. She is learning some basic commands at her foster home and is great with other dogs and people, older kids are probably best. A meeting with her can be arranged by calling the Animal Hospital of the Rockies at (970) 586-4703. Mae is about four years old. She is a chocolate lab mix. She is good with other dogs and people. She is house trained and a little energetic, but she is a great girl. She needs some work with basic commands but is a fast learner. Freddy is a lab/sharpei mix. He is about four years old. He is a nice, easy going guy. He is great with other dogs and is good on a leash. He needs work on his manners but is such a friendly, happy guy. He is house trained. Mae and Freddy are currently living at Dr. C's Animal Hospital of the Rockies at 453 Pine River Ln. Call (970) 586-4703 for an appointment to meet either of these great dogs. Delilah is a about four years old. She is a sweet girl that came from a high kill shelter. She was part of a bonded pair but her brother was adopted and she is doing better now. She is sweet and playful and enjoys being loved. Edward is also about four years old. He is a black and white long hair with a precious and fun personality. He loves to sleep under his blanket and enjoys being petted. He hasn't been with us long but he has adapted well to his new environment. Delilah and Edward are currently living at the Estes Park Pet Lodge at the Animal Medical Center on Manford Avenue stop down to meet either of them or call 5869282 for more information. Make sure to “Like” and follow the Estes Park Pet Association Facebook page to see other animals that may not be pictured this week. All pets are offered through the Pet Association of Estes Park, a non-profit organization that works to find homes for stray and abandoned pets, control dog and cat populations by funding sterilization programs, educate members of the community, especially young people, about the humane treatment of animals and the responsibilities of pet ownership; and promote community involvement in

the use of pets as therapeutic agents (e.g., in nursing homes). The Estes Park Pet Association is your local humane society. You can make a tax-deductible donation to the Pet Association by sending your check to P.O. Box 4342, Estes Park, CO 80517. For more information, contact Carolyn Fairbanks, President of the Pet Association at (970) 586-5121.






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OSEP Presents A Musical Travelogue Of Europe

By: Doug Fox

Germany, Spain, France, and England all have an influence on the spring concert of the Oratorio Society of Estes Park. The concert is April 26 and 27 at Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies. "It is a kind of a European travelogue in a lot of ways," says conductor and music director Robert Charles Howard. "We're starting with Beethoven's Egmont Overture." It was written during the Napoleonic Wars in the early 1800s and became the unofficial national anthem of the Hungarian revolution in 1956. That is followed by George Friderick Handel's Concerto for Harp in Bb with guest harpist Kathryn Harms of Boulder. Harms teaches harp and performs professionally throughout Colorado and New Mexico including appearances with the New Mexico Philharmonic, Boulder

Philharmonic, Fort Collins Symphony, National Repertory Orchestra, and the Ars Nova Singers. The OSEP orchestra then touches on France and Spain with Georges Bizet's Carmen Suite. "It's like hopping to two countries at once because Bizet is French and you get the Spanish content," says Howard. The Carmen Suite, he says, should have strong audience appeal. The first half of the concert is orchestral; the chorus sings in the second half. "The Coronation anthem called Zadok the Priest by George Friderick Handel has been played at every coronation in England since it was written in 1727 for

the coronation of King George II," explains Howard. That is followed by Mozart's Regina Coeli, Queen of Heaven. Two quartets are featured including Karen Johnson, Kristi Fjare, Scott Anderson, Jim Docter, Jane Stuart, Mark Richards, and Robert Gunn. Howard says Mendelssohn's Psalm 42 is "an extraordinarily beautiful lyric piece with a kind of nature theme to it." The concert concludes with John Rutter's Te Deum Laudamus. "It's a lot of different styles," says Howard. "It's adventurous for the orchestra and the chorus because you get to present different kinds of styles and music. It's an interesting task for the players and the singers to try to get to the heart and try to represent all those different viewpoints -- different styles, different places, different times chronologically. I think that makes it an interesting and colorful palate for the audience." The concert is Friday, April 26 at 7:00 p.m. and repeats on Saturday, April 27th at 2:00 p.m. at Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies, 1700 Brodie Avenue in Estes Park. Admission is free. Donations are gratefully accepted at intermission and at the

Julie Watkins, YMCA Of The Rockies President/CEO, Elected To Y-USA Board Of Directors Julie Watkins, President/CEO of YMCA of the Rockies has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors for YMCA of the USA (Y-USA). YUSA is the national resource office for 2,700 Ys across the country. The Y-USA board is composed of 27 members who set strategic direction and policy to guide the national office’s work to increase the capacity of Ys to strengthen community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. “I am proud to serve on this board along with individuals committed to the mission of the YMCA nationwide as we strive to advance the collective impact of the YMCA movement,” said Watkins. Watkins has had a 28-year career with the YMCA movement, serving as the Vice President of Association Advancement with the YMCA of the Rockies prior to becoming President/CEO. Under her leadership, YMCA of the Rockies serves over 220,000 individuals annually and over 2,000 staff and volunteers. Watkins started her service to the YMCA movement during her college years, working or volunteering at YMCA of the Rockies, Sioux YMCA and YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly. Outside of her work at the YMCA, Julie has served as a board member of the Grand Foundation, as a Chair of Eternal Hills’ personnel committee, as a Chair and member of the Grand County Colorado Tourism Board, and on the Winter Park- Fraser Valley Sales & Marketing Council. Watkins holds a Bachelor of

Local Poet, Juley Harvey Wins Honorable Mention/Publication In Wild Women Contest TulipTree Review’s Spring 2019 Wild Women issue includes a poem by local writer Juley Harvey, “Headline: Rival Gangs’ Mothers Unite for Peace.” She also received an honorable mention and a cash prize from the Coloradobased contest. Her work has appeared in more than 45 different publications and anthologies, among them Wolf Warriors 3, Winter Wolves; New Millennium Writ-

doors into and out of the concert. All checks made out to OSEP are tax deductible. You can drop them in the donations plate or mail it to: Oratorio Society of Estes Park, c/o Carolyn Lavallee, Treasurer, 1101 Sunrise Lane Drive, Estes Park, CO 80517.

Arts from Iowa State University. Watkins joins a group of eight new Y-USA board members: • Carla Chavarria, Sr. Vice President & CHRO, AMC Theatres • Diane Dewbrey, Director of MBIA, Inc. and Treasurer, YMCA of Greater Seattle • Michael DiMedio, J.D., CPC, CEO & Co-Founder, Lotus Growth Partners and Vice Chairman, YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago • Matthew Furman, J.D., Chief Communications and Public Affairs Officer, Best Buy • Walter Glover, EVP/COO, U.S. Olympic Endowment and Immediate Past Chair, YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region • Valarie Gomez, CEO, YMCA of the West San Gabriel Valley • George Leis, President, Montecito Bank & Trust and Board Member, Channel Islands YMCA • Julie Watkins, President/CEO, YMCA of the Rockies “Strong volunteer leadership is essential to the Y’s success in developing effective responses to pressing social issues,” said Kevin Washington, president and CEO, Y- USA. “I look forward to working with these eight individuals, all of whom bring unique and impressive skills and experiences to our board. What they have in common is a deep commitment to empowering young people and strengthening community.”

ings 2015; Celebrating Animal Rescue; Karamu Special Music Thematic Issue; Dark Moon Lilith; Grrrrr A Collection of Poems About Bears; Fresh Water, Poems from the Rivers, Lakes, and Streams, Pudding House; Judd’s Hill Winery (online);; and poetsagainstthewar. She has won prizes from Midwest Poetry Review, Dancing Poetry, Shorelines, Chabot College, and the Estes Valley Library.

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Estes Park Down Payment Assistance Program gram, qualify the buyer, and manage the prequalification letter from a lender. available funds. The partnership has Administration of this program is worked well for both entities. “We would not have been able to buy a through the Estes Park Housing AuthorCurrently there are seven loans in force house and stay in Estes Park if it had not ity. This allows for an entity familiar and one approved for funding awaiting with the qualification process to assist been for the down payment assistance the applicant’s completion of the homepotential borrowers. The Housing Auprogram. We were first-time homebuyownership course. Five loans have been thority can answer questions, enroll the ers in our twenties, without much repaid and the funds rolled back into the money and this program really helped us applicant in the home ownership proloan program for use by other potential get a home of our own. ” So says the first recipient of a down payment assistance loan. It has been repaid and those funds have been used to assist others. The Estes Valley Workforce Housing Assistance (EVWHA) down payment loan program was introduced in February of 2010. It is funded by the Estes Valley Board of REALTORS® through a variety of events and individual contributions. Some brokers will contribute after each closing, others support activities specifically designated to fund the loans. This program is designed to help first-time home buyers (or buyers who have not owned a home in the past three years) who work in the Estes Valley with a down payment assistance. The loan helps the buyer with funds needed to purchase a home in the area and can be combined with a regular home mortgage. The EVWHA loan has several criteria: The applicant must be employed in the Estes Valley; household income must be between 81 percent and 150 percent of Area Median Income based upon family size (as defined annually by P u b l i c W e l c o m e the Housing and Urban Development Department) ; the applicant must complete a homeownership class, and have $3,000 to contribute to the purchase price. There are limits on what can be borrowed. The maximum amount is 3.5 percent of the purchase price up to a maximum of $10,500. The term of the loan is 10 years at an interest rate of 2 percent with monthly principal and interest payments. Applicants also must submit a written application along with a

By: Eric Blackhurst for The Estes Valley Board of REALTORS®

homeowners. The Board of REALTORS® and the Estes Park Housing Authority have helped thirteen families call Estes Park home. For more information or if you wish to contribute to this program contact a REALTOR® or the Estes Park Housing Authority at (970) 577-3730.

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A Celebration of Arbor Day, Earth Day and Mountain Living


Roping, Archery, Bike rides, Book swap, Cardboard boat races, Fire truck demos, Live music, Fly fishing demos, Classroom presentations, Live animals

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“Estes Celebrates Cinema” Coming Soon To A Venue Near You

The Estes Park Chorale, under the direction of Denise Stookesberry, will present an exciting and unique concert coming soon, so save the date! Saturday, May 4, 7 p.m. at the Presbyterian Community Church of the

Rockies. The concert will feature musical delights entirely from the world of the movies. Going back to 1941 to the present, the specially-selected numbers range from “Be Our Guest” from “Beauty and the Beast” to “O Fortuna,” the spectacular opening movement of “Carmina Burana” featured in numerous movies. Soloists and smaller ensembles will also be featured, but we don’t want to spring all the surprises too soon, do we? Just mark your calendars and be prepared for audio and visual marvels we guarantee will help brighten your first look into spring. Tickets will be available soon and more information is also forthcoming. See you at the movies.

EVICS Celebrates “Month Of The Young Child” Estes Park Elementary School starts August 21, 2019! Do you have a child that will be going to kindergarten in the fall? Or a child who will be entering school in the future? EVICS participates in Larimer County’s Be Ready Initiative. Be Ready is a program that believes that all children in Larimer County should be prepared to enter school. We also believe that school readiness begins at birth, and parents play the most important role in helping young children succeed. Along with countless resources to guide you from pre-natal to Pre-K, Be Ready provides a “Ready Set Kindergarten” guide for each four-year old entering school that provides fun activities for making friends and getting along in the classroom, tips to get ready for reading, writing, and math, as well as a month by month guide to keep your family on track with kindergarten registration, vaccinations, and more! This guide is available at EVICS, online at EVICS is partnering with Estes Park School District and the Estes Valley Library for a Be Ready School Readiness Fair on Saturday, April 13 from 9 a.m. 12 p.m. at the Estes Park Elementary School Gym that will include children’s activities, professional “ask” the experts, community resources, developmental

Lions Club Donates Eyeglasses The Estes Park Lions Club has collected 2,434 pairs of eye glasses since July of 2018. We would like to thank the citizens of Estes Park for their generous donations of eye glasses. We would also like to thank businesses where collection boxes are kept - Elizabeth Guild, Estes Valley Library, Community Recreation Center by Senior Area, American Legion, Community Thrift Shop, Estes Park Hospital in the Specialty Clinic, MedX, Community Hearing Center, Wendy's Optical, Aspen Eyecare Center, LLC and Salud. These pairs of glasses will be taken to

Fort Collins Lions Club for processing and the prescriptions determined. They will then be taken to Sterling Prison where they are packaged for Mission Trips. The eye glasses collection committee of the Estes Park Lions Club are Scott Logan, Pete Princehorn, Darlene Homme, Mike Hentosh and Wendy Schuett. who's responsibility it is to go to the businesses and collect the glasses and prepare them to be sent to Ft. Collins. Pictured at right are members of the committee; Wendy Schuett, Pete Princehorn, Mike Hentosh, President and Darlene Homme.

Thank you to the community and lost and found locations for donating eyeglasses. Without you all, this program would not be possible. The collection boxes will remain at the above locations for the convenience of donors.

screening information, and more! This event is for children 0-8 and their family and free! We hope to see you there! 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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OPEN HOUSE Sunday, April 14 11am – 2pm Join me this Sunday for an open house! Snacks and drinks will be provided (as long as supplies last). Looking to purchase a great home in the Estes Park area? Come check this place out!

This Saturday, April 13th, at 3:30 at Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church, 2000 Ptarmigan Trail, Peak to Peak Concerts will present its final concert of the season: the Estes Wind Ensembles. The Peak to Peak Concerts committee is proud to bring its season to

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Peak To Peak Final Concert Of The Season This Saturday Johnson), oboe (Robert Keep), clarinet (Annette Dechant), and French horn (Scott Anderson) to bassoon (Susan Novy). They have enjoyed playing together every Sunday night for several years, so they wanted to share some of the fun with their 27 friends and neigh-

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Rocky Recorders bors this Saturday. For this concert, they a close with a beautiful final flourish. cover a wide range of dates and styles in This year the two featured ensembles of fine musicians from the Oratorio Society the history of music, working backward: Scott Joplin’s Cascades Rag (early of Estes Park (OSEP) are the Rocky 1900s), a novelty piece from MusRecorders and the Wind River Winds. sorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition The five talented members of the (1874), orchestrated by Ravel (1939), Rocky Recorders will play the full range Debussy’s Reverie (late 1800s), a Rondo of recorders, from soprano to bass. Picby Haydn( late 1700s) and brief selectured here, left to right, are Steve Peartions from two well-known operas, i.e., son, Mark Richards, Kathy Bowers, Bizet’s Carmen (1874) and Mozart’s Robert Keep, and Kristi Fjare. With the Marriage of Figaro (late 1700s). They exception of Robert Keep, who plays several different wind instruments in the chose to play bits of the opera, Carmen, in order to preview the selections from OSEP Orchestra, the Village Band, and that opera to be performed at OSEP’s the Jazz Big Band, these are musicians Spring Confrom the cert. OSEP Chorus. BeAs always cause these Peak to recorders Peak conwere the certs, all prevalent proudly woodwind sponsored by instruOSEP, are ofments in fered to the the Renaispublic free of sance era, admission, they have but donations Wind River Winds will be deeply entitled appreciated. their porThe donation of the tions go directly to the performers to concert “A Mostly Renaissance Proshow appreciation for their excellent gram.” They have narrowed their selecmusicianship and for the costs of their tions down to composers who wrote perpetual instrument repairs and new their music “mostly” between 1545 and 1638, and they play them in the beautisheet music. Checks made out to OSEP ful, authentic style of that period. are tax deductible. A reception will follow this performance. Similarly, the five members of the Wind River Winds were hard-pressed to Be sure to save the dates of OSEP’s full narrow their repertoire down to only a chorus and chamber orchestra Spring few of their favorite selections They esConcert on Friday, April 26th at 7:00 pecially like woodwind quintet arrangep.m. and Saturday, April 27th at 2:00 ments because they can represent a full p.m. at Presbyterian Community orchestral sound, from flute (Lynette Church of the Rockies, 1700 Brodie.

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Local Experts Have Advice For First-Time Homebuyers Critical life choices. These three words can sound a bit intimidating. But really, they’re the choices that involve some of life’s happiest decisions. A critical life choice can be: Where do we choose to live? What do we choose as a career? Where should we invest our savings? Even choosing between a dog or a cat can be a critical life choice. You’ve told us in surveys and feedback that you want the library to offer programs on critical life choices, so we’ve made that a priority in our Strategic Plan. And that’s the motivation behind an exciting program next week: Advice for First-Time Homebuyers. We’ve invited local experts to help you in your journey toward home ownership and answer your questions. Home ownership can be one of life’s greatest dreams come true. Join us for the workshop this Tuesday, April 16 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Simply register at While this session is especially for firsttime buyers, second-time buyers seeking a refresher are invited too. Along with anyone who is just giving thought to home ownership sometime in the future. It may help you decide if the time is right to buy, or if renting makes more sense for now. Best of all, Tuesday’s panelists are local experts with local insights. They are familiar with the unique opportunities and the unique challenges of today’s active local real estate market.

They also have firsthand knowledge of special programs for first-time homebuyers, including down-payment assistance programs and attainable home ownership developments right here in Estes Park. We’ll be joined by: Naomi Hawf from the Estes Park Housing Authority; Rich Flannery of Mortgage Solutions of Colorado; Michael Clark of Premier Members Credit Union; Elfriede Leicht of Colorado Housing and Finance Authority; and Barb Bibler of Premier Members Credit Union. And don’t forget the many helpful resources you’ll find in the library’s collection, like “Nolo’s Guide to Buying Your First Home” by Ilona Bray and Joe Breckner’s “Buying the Best Home.” When you settle in to that new space, you can save money and take pride in the improvements you make. Books like these can be your guide: “Spend-a-little Save-a-lot Home Improvements,” “1001 Home Details,” “Sage Living: Decorate for the Life You Want,” and “52 Weekend Decorating Projects.” If, by choice or circumstance, your new home is charmingly cozy, we’ve got resources on maximizing your spaces and the popular trend toward small-cabin and tiny-home living. We hope Tuesday’s workshop will be a valuable step in your path to finding your dream home. The library is here to help with your life’s critical choices— and everything in between.

month from 2-3:30 p.m. All affected by this progressive neurological disease are welcome to attend to bring their own experiences, strength and hope and come together for the good of the group. Questions, comments? Call Linda Hanak at 970-443-8146.

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Parkinson’s Support Group Meeting The next meeting of the Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will be held Tuesday, April 16 in the Wasson Room at the Estes Valley Library, take the elevator to the second floor. Monthly meetings are always held on the third Tuesday of the


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What’s Happening At The Estes Valley Library WORKSHOPS Advice for First Time Homebuyers: Panel Discussion 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 KIDS 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 sign-up necessary. Storybook Explorers: Boy + Bot Saturday, April 20, 11:15 to 11:45 a.m., Hondius Room This book club is for kids ages 0 to 6 and their parents and caregivers. This month’s selection is “Boy + Bot” by Ame Dyckman. Families will join in a thematic activity and take home a copy of the book. Register at

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 Box Tuesday, April 23, 4 to 5 p.m., Hondius Room Kids in grades K through 5 will create a LEGO letter mosaic box that can be displayed on a shelf and used to store treasured keepsakes. Register at Once Upon a Cuento: Bilingual Storytime Wednesday, April 24, 3:30 to 4 p.m., Estes Valley Community Center Once Upon a Cuento has moved to its new location in the CUBZ Den at the Community Center (No Community Center pass is required to attend). Children ages 0 to 6 and their parents and caregivers will participate in English and Spanish learning activities, with books, puppets, music and movement. CITIZENSHIP Citizenship Exam Preparation Tuesday, April 16, 5 to 6:30 pm, 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. 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.

MAKERSPACE Scrapbooking for Beginners 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 Open Sewing Lab Wednesday, May 1, drop-in hours: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This session is especially for beginners or those returning to sewing after a long time away. Sew, socialize, and get support (emotional and practical). Bring projects you’ve been afraid to tackle. Register at BOOKS & AUTHORS Book Discussion: The Hate U Give Monday, April 29, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Hondius Room This acclaimed novel by Angie Thomas is a coming-of-age story torn from today’s headlines that spent fifty weeks on the bestseller lists. Join a facilitated discussion, led by Restorative Justice, exploring race relations and social justice. Register at and receive a copy of the book while supplies last. Reading is Doctor Recommended: “World Peace Diet” Tuesday, April 30, 7-8:30 p.m., Wasson Room This month’s featured book is “The World Peace Diet” by Will Tuttle. Advance copies are available to those who register. Discussion led by Chazz Glaze from Salud Family Health Center. Register at FRIENDS & FOUNDATION Preview Sales at Cliffhanger Used 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 adoption forms are available at the door. DELAYED OPENING TIME - APRIL 23 On Tuesday, April 23, the library’s opening time will be delayed until 2 p.m. to allow for a Staff Development training session. Spring library hours are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.

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Community Yard Sale April 27th Community Yard Sale-weather permitting, the last Saturday of the month. Spaces are available to rent. The next sale will be Saturday, April 277 a.m. until 12 Noon at the Estes Park Masonic Lodge-1820 S. St. Vrain Ave. Outdoor Spaces are available for rent for $20.00 to sell your merchandise. Call: 577-8585 or 586-4093 for information.

Dances Of Universal Peace April 20 Smiles and hugs abound when you and your friends join us at Estes Park Yoga on Saturday, April 20th at 2:00-4:00 for the Dances of Universal Peace. You maybe be surprised by the pleasures along with the health benefits that happens when you join a circle of welcoming people gathered doing easily learned songs and movements that reflect values that cross all religions. We welcome individuals and families to this practice. So, be a friend and bring a friend. The dances are offered by donation; No one is denied joining in these interfaith practices with the repetition of sacred phrases and heartfelt movements. You may want to bring water to revive you after the exuberant dances; also, refrain from wearing fragrances, as some people have sensitivities. Dancers are encouraged to be aware of an upcoming opportunities to be held at the Starhouse in Boulder on Saturday, April 13th with Timothy Dobson and special guest leader, Saadi Neil DouglasKlotz, internationally recognized author and co- founder of the International Network of the Dances of Universal Peace. This event happens at 7:15 p.m. Call Linda Bensey at 970-214-7719 for additional information.




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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 Dancing), 2-2:50 p.m. (Line Dance Party) $5 drop-in or $7 for Intro to Line Dancing 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. Day Trip to the Butterfly Pavilion Wednesday, May 22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (ages 16+)

$50 includes round-trip transportation, lunch, ticket to the pavilion and program; registration required. HEALTH AND WELLNESS Blood Pressure Clinic Monday, April 15, 9:30 a.m.-10 a.m. (ages 18+) Free; drop-in. Living Well With Diabetes Wednesday, April 17-May 22, 1:30-4 p.m. (ages 16+) Free; registration required. Medicare Counseling Wednesday, April 24, 9:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (ages 65+) Free; registration required. LIFELONG LEARNING The Great Courses® Lecture Series Secrets of Great Mystery and Suspense Fiction Tuesdays, January 8-May 7, 1:30-2:45 p.m. (ages 18+) Free and open to the public; drop-in. SAFETY AARP Driver Safety Course Thursday, April 25, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (ages 50+) $15 AARP members; $20 non-members (checks payable to AARP are accepted the day of the class); registration required.

RECREATION SNAG Golf for Kids Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, April 15-26; 3:304:30 p.m. (ages 7-12) $40 per child; register by April 14. Spring Training Baseball Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, April 15-May 3, 3:30-5 p.m. (2nd to 8th grades) $40 per player; register by April 14. Travel League Baseball Games start in June, May 6-July 19 (ages 9-12) $100 per player; register by April 19. Youth Mountain Biking

Monday and Wednesdays, June 3-July 17, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. (ages 10-12) $100 per rider; register by May 20. SPECIAL EVENTS Breakfast with the Bunny and Egg 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. Estes Park Annual Clean-up Day Saturday, April 27, 9-11 a.m. (all ages) Free; register yourself or your team by calling 970-586-2011. 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 17 to May 22, 10-11 a.m. (ages 0-5) Free and open to the public; drop-in. Drop-in Ping Pong Thursdays, NOW 9 a.m.-7 p.m. (all ages) Free with daily admission or included with membership; drop-in. Drop-in Bridge Thursdays, Lessons: 11:15 a.m.; Games: 12:30-4 p.m. (ages 18+) Call Llyod Parker for info (970-5813505).

Drop-in Cribbage Thursdays, 2-4 p.m. (ages 18+) Free with daily admission or included with membership; drop-in. Drop-in Chess Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m. (ages 18+) Free with daily admission or included with membership; drop-in. Kids’ Nite Out Saturdays, April 13 to May 18, 7-10:30 p.m. (ages 7-14) $12 per child; drop-in. GOLF $5 Fridays Fridays, April 12, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. LAST ONE! 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. Easter Egg Hunt at Estes Park 18-Hole Golf Course

Saturday and Sunday, April 20 and 21, course opens at 8 a.m. (open to all golfers on course) Free with green fee; call 970-586-8146 to reserve a tee time. AQUATICS Work for EVRPD Aquatics Flexible schedule - Wear flip-flops to work - Free use of Aqua Climb For more info, call 970-480-1308. MARINA Lake Estes Marina Store and Docks Store open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; docks will be available for use starting May 4. For more info, call 970-586-2011. REGISTRATION To register for these programs or for more information about the new recreation center, visit or call 970586-8191. You can also register in person by visiting the recreation center at 660 Community Drive.

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Choices By: Judi Smith

The world has certainly changed since I was a kid, swimming in an ocean that contained nothing but salt and sealife. Even in the 1980s, we were skipping some Florida beaches that simply looked too cluttered with trash to be good play spaces for our children, simultaneously telling ourselves that Colorado was too far away to contribute to recovery. Not quite true. This is (and therefore was) a world-wide problem. I can remember returning “pop” bottles to the grocery store when two bottles equaled one comic book. Today, where there is still bottle return, a comic book could require at least 140 bottles. A Pocket History of Bottle Recycling” from the Feb 27, 2013 issue of The Atlantic states, “Their loss of value is not just a result of technological and material improvements, but also of social, economic and political choices by consumers, corporations and policy makers (or, as we too often call it, ‘the market’).” This is all too true in a much broader sense. While we, as a society, generally consider the market (for any product) to be determined by the price, the truth is that if we, as consumers, apply our choices appropriately (or, for that matter, inappropriately), we control “the market.” If we only buy eggs in cardboard cartons, then styrofoam cartons will disappear. If we do not buy plastic #3, #6, and #7 – there will be no incentive to create them. And it goes to follow, if no-one buys recycled goods, then there is no incentive to collect and recycle. When China quit accepting our garbage mixed in with recycling, the market for recyclables took a serious hit. (In January 2018 they cut acceptable contamination levels from 50% to 5%. In January 2019, they quit importing recyclables from the United States.) As a direct result of the depressed market for contaminated recyclables, many government owned recycling programs are restricting their intake, increasing fees, and resorting to laws and mandates to control rising costs. These may be necessary, but we must make sure they address environmental costs as well. Recycling has never been free. Whether the funds come from taxes, appear on the water bill, or are collected by user fees, there is a financial cost to be covered. Most communities are instituting a PAYT (pay as you throw) plan for recycling to encourage reducing

waste and many are mandating penalties for contamination (fines or simply skipping collection of the entire bin). There are several proposals throughout Colorado for laws restricting availability of one-time plastics. However, in 1993, Colorado passed a law that prohibits municipalities from banning or otherwise restricting plastic sales. That law, initiated by a desire to improve recycling, had unintended consequences. Who knew then how much trouble an over abundance of plastic could cause? Who imagined, then, that anyone would ever want to ban such a useful material? Today, we have choices: 1) public single stream recycling at the (county operated) EP Transfer Station (or the soon to open Residential Recycling Station). 2) curbside single stream recycling from Waste Management or Doering Disposal, 3) source separated glass recycling (near the Event Center parking), 4) source separated metal collection from Front Range metal recyclers (who buy metal but we must deliver or use a private metal hauler) and 5) our local thrift shops who are a great solution for what is clean and reusable, Then add to that all the Planet Partners who collect a single product for reuse or recycling. More choices come with more complexity. Upcoming LWV events include April 23 Proclamation for Estes Recycles Day and Awards for Poster Design Contest (6:30 p.m. approx. Town Hall). April 24 (10 a.m., Estes Valley Library Hondius Room) for the RMNP Update, and again on April 24 “Pizza and Politics” for Junior Election (6 p.m. Estes Park High School Library). Estes Recycles Day is June 8. Reference for information on recycling and to contact me directly.

What The Recall Petition Has Taught Us Dear Estes Park, The recall petition of Mayor Todd Jirsa and Trustee Cody Walker has taught us some sad things about Estes Park. The civil discourse used by the petition gatherers leaves a question as to what the petition is really about. Some potential signers are told it is going to stop the alpine coaster, but that is not true. If you have to mislead people into getting signatures, where is the integrity? These two men are accused of lying, and yet, the recall petition folks have no problem doing it themselves. Micromanaging is rampant in Estes Park. We elect officials and need to let them do their job. Yes, we should pay attention, but it seems everyone with an opinion wants to be in charge. We live in an amazing place, there are better ways to spend time than micromanaging. Children are pawns. Perhaps without even realizing it, when parents use their children to push their own narrative,

they teach bullying to the next generation. The rhetoric used by the people pushing to recall good men has spawned dangerous acts by others, many of which have not been made public. The people pushing for a recall have judged and found guilty two men in a society that has always presumed innocence. This recall is an embarrassment to our town and the two local business owners who are serving our town with integrity. We support good men and oppose this recall. Sincerely, Michelle Hurni John Davis Bill Howell Judy Howell Mack Hunt Judy Hunt Gordon Slack

Dear Nonprofit: You Have A New Planned Gift Estes Valley Legacy is a collaborative of fifteen Estes Valley nonprofits that encourage planned giving to local nonprofits. Together, the group has a goal of establishing or uncovering 100 planned gifts by November 2019. This program is managed by the Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center, which provides leadership and administrative support. Each nonprofit has a designated champion (advocate) and the group has an experienced planned giving educator. Consultations with the educator are free and confidential. Most people give to two or three organizations (be they all local or distributed between local and national organizations). Below is an example of an email correspondence that went out twice this week, notifying a few fortunate nonprofits that they have received a planned gift. Dear Local Nonprofit, John and Sue Smith have become members of the Fall River Society, a group that has designated a planned gift to a local nonprofit. There are now 36 members of the Fall River Society! We just received their membership information indicating that they left a planned gift to your organization. Do you know John and Sue Smith? Best, Estes Valley Legacy Dear Estes Valley Legacy, Yahoo! YES, we know them! She is a regular supporter. But I did not know about the gift. This came directly from

the meeting with Kent (planned giving educator) back in January, so be sure to thank him, too. What is the appropriate protocol for us to acknowledge and thank them? This is amazing news! Local Nonprofit It is a Publisher Clearing House moment when nonprofits get notified of a planned gift. Planned giving can be extremely easy and does not always involve a will (or a lawyer). For example, designating a nonprofit as a beneficiary—or partial beneficiary— on your life insurance or on your investments is a simple sign off on paperwork. If you have questions or wish to talk to a planned giving educator, you can connect with Estes Valley Legacy at The Estes Park Health Foundation is one of the fifteen members of Estes Valley Legacy. In an effort to provide a deeper dive into estate planning (and probate, in this case), they are hosting Carl Robicheaux, an attorney in Estes Park, for a workshop on April 17, 1:30 p.m. 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. This workshop takes place at the Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies, 1700 Brodie Avenue, Estes Park. For info on this Estes Park Health Foundation event, call 970-577-4370 to RSVP, or email

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Thanks For Wonderful Community Wellness Night At EPHS Dear Estes Valley Community, I wanted to express our sincere gratitude to the volunteers and attendees of Community Wellness Night 2019. This event is organized by Estes Park School District’s Social/Emotional Learning Team. This team is comprised of myself (District Mental Health Clinician), Lazlo Hunt (Student Services Director), Mary Barron (Restorative Practices Coordinator), Teresa McCorkin (District Psychologist), Kara McNamara (High School Counselor), Lindsey Hodges (Middle School Counselor), and Shannon Ritchey (Elementary School Counselor). Community Wellness Night began in 2017 and we are excited to continue to grow this evening of community, wellness, and education. We began the event with a resource fair and complimentary food catered by Estes Park High School’s ProStart Team. We then were lucky enough to host Aaron Huey, founder of Fire Mountain Treatment Center in his keynote address of “The Decisions Teens Make and Why: Brain Development in the Information Age.” Attendees expressed what a dynamic speaker Aaron was while also being able to provide tangible tips for parents that they could utilize as soon as they got home from the event. Then, we hosted a wide variety of breakouts on various wellness topics such as: “Up in Smoke: Trends in Teen Vaping”, “Understanding and Supporting Your Elementary-Aged Child(ren): Recognizing Trauma and Resources for Overall Growth, Healing, and Success,” “How to Talk to a Loved One You are Concerned About,” “Summer Strategies Creating a Successful Summer with Your Teen,” and more. Physical, social, and emotional wellness are an extremely important part of our global outcomes for our students. Our community partners

and volunteers are key resources to help families with this work outside of school. In these times, the adage “it takes a village” rings truer that ever. It was humbling to witness the dedicated efforts of this year’s volunteers. Thanks to: Theresa Oja Brooke Barron - Babysitting Kai Bingham - Set Up Estes Valley Crisis Advocates Heart-Centered Counseling Summitstone Health Partners Larimer County Department of Health of Environment Integrative Balance Psychotherapy Larimer Advance Care Planning Team Communities That Care Estes Park NonProfit Resource Center Counseling in the Rockies EP Health Cynthia Johnson Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership Estes Park Police Department Partners Mentoring Youth Estes Valley Library SAVA Center Fire Mountain Residential Treatment Center Salud Estes Park High School Pro Start Again, thank you to all of our volunteers and attendees who make this event possible! We look forward to future years of connection and collaboration! With Gratitude, Hannah Heckerson, M.Ed., NCC, LPCC Mental Health Clinician Estes Park School District R-3

Regarding The Stormwater Proposal Trustees-City of Estes Park, I have noted quite a bit of consternation about the stormwater proposal, even in the paper. Once again I’m sending this note that I am absolutely opposed to the storm water system. It just won’t work.

In regard to the stormwater proposal, I am adamantly opposed to this proposition. Identifying it as a fee is nothing but’s truly a tax. This tax is for the betterment of only the downtown property owners and not me or any of my fellow neighbors.

Celebrating #42 On April 15th To the Editor: On Monday, April 15th millions of Americans will take part in that annual ritual of filing their federal income tax returns. Another significant event that took place on that day more than 70 years ago will be overlooked by most of us, save for those attending major league baseball games where every player on every team will be wearing jersey number 42. It was April 15, 1947 when Jack Roosevelt Robinson trotted out to his first base position at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn wearing jersey number 42, and became the first black player in major league history. Robinson went hitless in three at bats, reached base on an error and then scored the winning run as the Dodgers beat the Boston Braves 5-3. As a major leaguer, Robinson proved his worth over a ten year career which included being named to the National League All-Star team 6 times, the Most Valuable Player Award in 1949, a 1955 World Series Championship and induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962; his first year of eligibility Jackie Robinson will be remembered in baseball parks around the country on April 15 not only for his exploits on the field but also for his courage and determination as one of America’s great civil rights leaders. Few people could have handled the pressure and endured the abject degradation and outright hatred hurled at Robinson during that rookie season of 1947. Branch Rickey, owner and President of the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, was determined to break the color barrier in major league baseball. He needed a pioneer, a man who could keep his cool, withstand the verbal and physical abuse that was sure to come, and still play the game at the highest level. He

found that man in Jackie Robinson. The resistance began immediately. Some of his own Brooklyn Dodger teammates said they wouldn’t play with Robinson on the team. That is until manager Leo Durocher told them Robinson would help them get to the World Series and make them a lot of money and if they didn’t want to make a lot of money he would trade them. They played. The St. Louis Cardinals threatened to strike if Robinson came to St. Louis to play but Commissioner Happy Chandler told them any striking player would be suspended. They played. None of this was new to Robinson. While serving in the US Army and a decade before Rosa Parks refused to move to the back of the bus in Montgomery, Alabama, 2nd Lt. Jackie Robinson, an officer and a gentleman, boarded an Army bus and refused to move to the back as ordered by the bus driver. This incident resulted in Robinson being court-martialed for insubordination. An all-white panel of military officers later acquitted him. Robinson was considered by many to be opinionated, stubborn and combative. I doubt that Robinson himself would have disagreed with that characterization. He said, “I had to fight against loneliness, abuse and the knowledge that any mistake I made would be magnified because I was the only black man out there. Many people resented my impatience and honesty, but I never cared about acceptance as much as I cared about respect.” Jackie Robinson died from complications of diabetes and heart failure on October 24, 1972; he was only 53 years old. Jackie Robinson didn’t just make baseball better, he made America better. Ken Zornes

To call it a fee is nothing but a sham. As I have stated before all of you, it just will not work. There are environmental considerations that have not been taken into account. Potentially, the two main river/ tributaries-are going to be turned into dead rivers! Deepening and channeling the rivers

will lead to nothing but silt –build up — thus lacking of proper environment for the trout that live there. The areas concerned will become dead zones or indeed the Los Angeles River. I urge you to summarily defeat this project immediately. Joe Holtzman Estes Park, Colorado

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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! St. Francis Anglican Church, 3480 St. Francis Way in Little Valley, Estes Park Maundy Thursday Service-7:00 p.m. Good Friday Service-3:00 p.m. Easter Morning-9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer 9:30 a.m. Festival Easter Mass Everyone welcome Come celebrate Easter with us. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints meets at the Community Center at 10:00 a.m. Welcome to a living faith, where the truths taught by Jesus have a direct impact on how we live our lives. Join us this Easter Sunday, April 21 as we celebrate Him. 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 Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran, 2000 Ptarmigan Trail. Maundy Thursday Worship, 7 p.m. Good Friday Worship, 7 p.m. Easter Sunday Sunrise Worship, 7 a.m., at Lake Estes Marina Pavilion Easter Resurrection Celebration, 9 a.m., brunch following 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. Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church at 2000 Ptarmigan Trail, 5863900, Pastor Ron Bockhaus. Maundy Thursday Service commemorating the Last Supper of Christ and His disciples at SMLC on April 18th at 7:00 p.m. Good Friday Service at SMLC at 7:00 p.m. Easter Celebratory Worship Service on Sunday, April 21st, at 9:00 a.m. Mountain View Bible Fellowship, 1575 South St. Vrain Avenue Easter Sunday Service-10:15 a.m. Holy Week Schedule for St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 880 MacGregor Avenue, Estes Park, 970-5864504 Palm Sunday, April 14 – Holy Eucharist at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Maundy Thursday, April 18 – Holy Eucharist at 6 p.m. Good Friday, April 19 – Liturgy at 12 p.m. Holy Saturday, April 20 – A Vigil for Easter. We will gather at 7:30 p.m. Please note there will be no Eucharist celebrated at this service. The first Eucharist of Easter will be on Easter Sunday at 9:30am. Easter Sunday, April 21 – Easter Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Followed by Easter Egg Hunt and Reception.

Important Information From The Elizabeth Guild To The Editor, Always with an “attitude of gratitude, we are thankful for those who shop and donate at The Elizabeth Guild and our upscale shop, Lizzie’s. In our effort to be frugal and to bring the most dollars to Estes Park Health, we must stress that by using us as your dump site you are hampering our efforts. We do not like spending money and volunteer time to get rid of your trash. Outside our stores is a brand-new sign stating what items we simply cannot take because we simply cannot sell them – whether because of space, sanitation or legal liabilities. If your item is listed on the sign, do not leave it. If you have any questions about what we can or cannot take, call and ask. Our

number is 970-586-7205, and our manager, David, is always available to help you and may even suggest where your items will be most appreciated, if we are unable to accept them. Estes Park does have a transfer station for items you cannot sell, donate or give away. Waste Management is located at 680 Elm Road. You can call them at 970586-5740. This problem has prompted us to install security cameras, and anyone dumping mattresses, televisions, trash, etc., will be prosecuted. Thank you, Susan Henshaw President, Board of Directors, The Elizabeth Guild

Agrees With Connie Phipp’s LTE To The Editor: Connie Phipps’ letter of April 5th is right on. I would like to add a few thoughts for our town leaders. Heavy storms happen and residents, property owners and town leaders must be prepared to deal with same. Town leaders have a responsibility, to all citizens, to have plans and money ready to deal with all of the natural storms. Town budgeted monies are what they

should use to cover cost of these storms. Citizens and businesses provide tax income which is in the town budget already….a fixed budget is what should be used to cover costs of storm fix. Not putting the burden on the tax payer with the proposed “tax.” Improper or unneeded projects should not draw down money that is there for storm expenses. Thank you, Art Blume

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Bonita “Bonnie” Henley Bonita “Bonnie” Lee Krug Henley, 72, passed away on April 3, 2019 in Estes Park, Colorado. Bonnie was born in Clintonville, Wisconsin, on September 28, 1946, daughter of the late Alvin and Lillian (Osinga) Krug. Bonnie graduated from Appleton Senior (West) High School in 1964 and earned a BA in Education from South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota, in 1968. Bonnie married Dennis Henley on July 5, 1969, in Iron Mountain, Michigan. Bonnie was a French teacher in numerous high and junior high schools in Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Sioux City, Iowa; and Union, Kentucky. She had a strong passion for the French language and culture and loved sharing it with her students. Bonnie shared homes with Dennis in Estes Park and on King Lake in northern Wisconsin. She travelled exten-

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sively with Dennis to all seven continents. She also enjoyed reading, knitting, kayaking, and playing bridge. Bonnie served as secretary on the board for the Windcliff Property Owners Association (Estes Park) and as a board member for the Weld County Food Bank (Greeley, Colorado). She is survived by her husband of almost 50 years, Dennis; son Steve (Theresa) Henley; daughter Kristin (Sean) Timmons; granddaughters Madisen and Morgan Henley; and sister Jackie Krug (Craig) Hill. Bonnie’s ashes will be interred on their family property on King Lake. Memorials may be made to: Lakes Country Public Library, P.O. Box 220, Lakewood, WI 54138; Weld County Food Bank, 1108 H St, Greeley, CO 80631; or Estes Park Hospice, 555 Prospect Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517.

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Anita J Davis, beloved wife and mother, dedicated teacher, devoted caregiver, caring friend, creator of arts and crafts, sweet and kind soul. Born in Minnesota August 27, 1929. Died in Estes Park, Colorado, April 7, 2019. She is preceded in death by mother Alta and father Walter Wooldridge, sister Joyce, husband Robert and son Russell, who died from childhood leukemia. She is survived by daughters Laura Davis (Thomas Beck) of Estes Park, Colorado and Susan (Tom) Hess of Grand Junction, Colorado A memorial service will be held at Applewood Valley United Methodist Church in Golden, CO on May 19 at 1:00 p.m. Memorial contributions to Applewood Valley United Methodist Church or to Leukemia & Lymphoma Foundation. Full obit at Anita Jean Davis was raised in Rochester and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her father was a farmer, and her mother was an accomplished wife, cook and mother. After a severe accident in which he nearly lost his leg, the family moved to Minneapolis, where her mother ran a boarding house and father worked as a security guard at a canning plant. In those times, young Anita covered security duty for her father when he was ill; the local policemen kept an eye out for her to ensure her safety. Anita met her future husband Bob in church youth group. The group’s outdoor activities included hiking and canoeing. A love for outdoor adventure carried on throughout their lives, as did their active participation in the church. Anita completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. She and Bob graduated from college at the same time in 1951

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and married a week later. Their life adventures took them to Michigan, Idaho and Pennsylvania before settling in Colorado in 1969. Like every task she pursued, Anita took the job of raising her three children very seriously, showering them with love, kindness and gentle yet firm discipline. She concurrently taught full-time, pursued a Master’s degree in Special Education and raised and managed her family, all with dedication and grace. She was a devoted teacher of special education and K-6 in the Jefferson County School District for nearly 20 years. Anita was an equal partner with Bob in the Davis family travel adventures, organizing the supplies for camping – first by tent, and subsequently tent trailer, VW camper and small RV. Her lifelong pursuit of organization might explain her daughters’ love of checklists. Anita was very active in the Methodist Church, especially women’s groups. Anita will be remembered for her sweet and gentle demeanor. Her kindness was remarkable: putting the interests of others before her own, providing dedicated and loving caregiving for her husband of 66 years, and acting upon her concern for others. Many thanks to the caring staff at Good Samaritan Society- Estes Park Village for their thoughtful and compassionate care of Anita during the past year. They welcomed Anita into their family with open arms and generous hearts. Good Samaritan’s staff made her last year with us the best it could be. Many thanks as well to Estes Park Home Health and Hospice, whose compassionate care is much appreciated.


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Francis “Frank” Costello Francis “Frank” Charles Costello, a longtime biology professor at City University of New York who touched many lives, died April 5 at his farm in Berthoud, Colo. He was 90. Born in Newark, N.J., on February 21, 1929, to Francesco “Frank” Costello and Anunciata “Nancy” Anfuso Costello- both of whom emigrated from Sicily-he grew up in Travis, Staten Island, N.Y. He served two stints in the Marine Corps from 1946-47 and 1950-52. Frank earned Bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Fordham University. He served on the faculty of City University of New York, Bronx Community College, for 35 years, including 27 years as chairman of the biology department. He also taught at New York University, The College of New Rochelle and Pace University. He married Joan E. Boyle on October 8, 1955, and they lived most of their lives in Hillsdale, N.J., before retiring to Estes Park, Colo., in 1998. He was a founder in 1963 of one of New Jersey’s first environmental commissions in Hillsdale, aimed at raising awareness of ecology and the conservation of our natural world. Hillsdale still holds an annual Maple Syrup Festival that he initiated during his tenure. He shared his love of nature with his wife and four children while traveling across the country, visiting all 50 states and numerous national parks. He gave his time to various organizations throughout his life — on the board of the Estes Park Medical Center, serving on the Travis Volunteer Fire Department, and

volunteering at Longmont United Hospital and for the U.S. Forest Service, to name only a few. As a professor, he instilled a love of biology in several generations of students. Frank was known for his passionate lectures infused with a theatrical enthusiasm for the sciences and an ever-present sense of humor. He understood the transformational power of education, especially in the economically challenged neighborhoods of The Bronx. He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Joan. Surviving are a son, Timothy Costello (Kathryn) of Irvine, Calif.; daughter Monica Costello (John Mossman) of Berthoud; son Francis X. Costello (Bonnie) of Westwood, N.J.; and daughter Mariclare Suomi of Beverly Hills, Calif., along with nine beloved grandchildren. A viewing is scheduled for Friday, April 12, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Howe Mortuary in Longmont, Colo., followed by a funeral Mass on Saturday, April 13, at 10 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Longmont. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to Grace’s Basket, a nonprofit founded by Frank’s daughter Mariclare (named for her young daughter who is now eight years cancer free) that is committed to helping families whose children are receiving treatment at Mattel Children's Hospital, UCLA Pediatric Hematology/ Oncology Department. See www.allnuttestespark. Semper Fi.

Janet H. Banks Janet H. Banks, 86, of Loveland passed away on March 23, 2019 in Loveland. Private family services will be held at a later date with inurnment in the St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Columbarium in Fort Collins. Janet Helen Banks, known to her family and friends as Jan, was born February 23, 1933 in Gunnison, Colorado, the daughter of Robert and Julia (Enyeart) Oversteg. She lived in a homestead cabin on a cattle ranch until 1939. She attended school in Durango through her first semester of her junior year. At that time, she moved to Estes Park and graduated from Estes Park High School with the class of 1951. After high school she attended the Denver University school of nursing and graduated with the Children’s Hospital class of 1954. Upon her graduation she moved to Fort Collins. Jan worked as a registered nurse in doctors offices in Estes Park, at the CSU Health services department, and at the Larimer County Hospital. Jan was forced to retire from nursing in 1966 due to the advancement of multiple sclerosis. Jan lived in Fort Collins until 2015 when she moved to Good Samaritan Nursing facility in Loveland, Colorado where she

lived until her passing. She was active member in the Fort Collins Community. Jan was a member of the Fort Collins Multiple Sclerosis Association Chapter 1962, involved with Care-a-Van transportation services, served on the local allocations committee of disabled resource office volunteers, and volunteered with the Fort Collins Convention and Visitors Bureau, Larimer County Genealogy Association and St. Luke’s Thrift Shop. She was an active Republican and member of the Children’s Hospital Alumni Association and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. She is survived by her children: Jon A. Banks and wife Kate, their children: Alexandra and Cameron; Kurt R. Banks and his ex-wife Cindy, their children: Jacob, Daniel and Andrew; Dirk D. Banks and wife Heather; nieces, Mona Totman, Karen Deline and Linda Oversteg; nephew, Eric Oversteg. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Richard R. Oversteg. Please visit to share your remembrances of Janet.

Robert “Bob” Volker Robert “Bob” Volker, a long-time resident of Estes Park, passed away at the age of 90 on Friday, March 22, 2019. He was twice a husband, father to three kids, a life-long teacher, quick with a joke, and an uncommonly good and kind man. He enjoyed travelling to the West Coast but always loved returning to his home in Estes Park. Bob’s life-long hobbies were aviation and architecture, and he was a skilled craftsman as well. His passion for over forty years was researching 1930s-era military aircraft, particularly the Boeing P-12 and P-26 fighters. He shared his collection of original negatives and rare photographs with other enthusiasts, contributing to numerous others’ collections and publications. Robert was born in Mount Clemens, Michigan on February 6, 1929 and was the first of three children born to Charlotte Allison and Harold Volker. In 1942 the family moved to Auburn, Washington where he graduated from Auburn High School in 1946. During WWII he worked at the Boeing Renton factory helping build B-29 Superfortresses. After high school he returned to Mount Clemens where he met Eleanor Smith. They were married in 1952 while both were earning teaching degrees from Eastern Michigan University. After graduating in 1953, Eleanor began her first career as a special education teacher and Bob began teaching high school biology in Trenton, Michigan. In August of that year he was drafted by the U. S. Army and served as a Technician Corporeal until June 1955, stationed at Camp Sendai, Japan with Company D, Fourth Signal Battalion. He returned from the Army and resumed teaching high school science classes for the Trenton School system. Bob was an exceptional teacher and conveyed his enthusiasm and love for learning to students for the next thirty

years. His main subjects were biology and physiology, but his goal was to teach critical thinking and prepare students for careers in all branches of science. He had high expectations of his students and worked hard to see them succeed. He had a talent for explaining complex subjects in a calm and clear manner, and often relied on his dry sense of humor to keep things fun and interesting. In 1960 they moved across the river to Grosse Ile, MI where they raised three children. In 1975 Eleanor began her second career in real-estate and became a well-liked and successful realtor. Between 1974 and 1975 both Bob and Eleanor had bouts with cancer. Bob’s cancer did not return, but Eleanor fought cancer for the next decade and passed away in 1985 at the age of 55. After Bob’s retirement as Science Department Head for the Trenton High School, he and son Steven moved to Estes Park in 1985. In the years that followed he met Patricia Hanson and they were married in 1990. He adored Patty and enjoyed helping with her many hobbies. They shared a common love for travel and enjoyed countless adventures over the next three decades. Bob is survived by his wife Patricia N. ; son Michael R. and granddaughter Sophia; son Steven F.; daughter Julie A. Miotke and her husband Kris of Dublin, OH; sisters Elaine Penney and Verna “Mickey” Phillips; stepson Joel Hanson and his wife Tammy of Aiken, SC; and stepgrandson Kyle Hanson. Bob was preceded in death by his wife Eleanor Smith Volker and his stepdaughter Donay Hanson. A celebration of life will be held at the Good Samaritan Society-Estes Park Village on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. Please visit to leave a message for the family.

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

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

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Holy Week At Shepherd Of The Mountains Lutheran Church Holy Week, second only to Christmas, is a highpoint of the church year at Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church (SMLC), at 2000 Ptarmigan Trail. The members and Pastor Ron Bockhaus have been anticipating their observance of the passion, death and resurrection of Christ all through the six-week season of Lent. Now it is time to share their joyful enthusiasm with the public: Christ is born; Christ has died; Christ has risen; He is risen, indeed. Allelujah! Christ began his final journey to the cross as he rode a humble donkey through a multitude of His followers, even children, who waved their palm branches over Him and sang “Hosanna” on the road to Jerusalem. Everyone who attends the SMLC’s Palm Sunday service at 9:00 a.m. on April 14th will not only have his or her own palm branch to wave, but will also hear SMLC’s own child songstress, Amy Schwartz, delivering her enthusiastic “Sing, Hosanna” with choir accompaniment. The Maundy Thursday service at SMLC, beginning at 7:00 p.m. on April 18th, re-enacts the Last Supper, which Christ shared with his disciples two centuries ago. He still celebrates that supper with his followers today. On that longago night, he also showed them one example of humble service to others by washing off the disciples’ feet of the dust from their pedestrian travels. Some of His followers at SMLC will remember His admonition to be servants as they wash each other’s feet; others will ask for His healing power as they receive the pastor’s prayer and healing balm in a special ceremony.

The public is also invited to SMLC’s Good Friday service on April 19th at 7:00 p.m., a service to closely observe and remind themselves of Christ’s suffering and death on the cross, the painful sacrifice He was willing to give for all of humanity, “…For all have sinned and fallen short.” SMLC has also joined with the rest of the Ministerial Alliance in offering two of the most important services in celebration of Holy Week: A community Good Friday Service on April 19th at 12:00 noon at the United Methodist Church on Fish Hatchery Road and an Easter Sunrise Service at 7:00 a.m. at the Lake Estes Marina. Together, Pastor Ron Bockhaus and Pastor Tom Towns will lead the reading of the scriptures, the prayers, and the singing of the traditional hymns at these services. In past years, many birds at the marina have been known to sing along. All of this leads up to the culminating event of this Holy season: the celebratory Easter Worship Service at SMLC on Sunday morning, April 14th at 9:00 a.m. Amid the garden of lilies and other spring flowers on the altar, Dave Scott will accompany the choir in a call to worship entitled This Is the Day. This certainly is the day to celebrate the miracle of Christ’s resurrection from the dead, giving all believers eternal life. Just one trumpet, just one scripture reading, just one choir, just one organist, just one pastor’s message, or just one congregation singing with all its heart cannot begin to express the joy if this Easter Day. Christians all over the world will be celebrating it together. “The tomb is empty; Christ is alive!”

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Warm Water Pool Manager

Healing Waters Foundation, a warmwater exercise and rehabilitation pool, seeks a part-time pool manager to run daily operations. Supervises 4-5 PT staff and volunteers. Admin. skills, positive leadership and communications. 16-20 hours/week, flexible schedule. Training for pool skills provided. Reports to Board. Collaborates with Exec. Director. Annual budget $61K. Compensation consistent with small non-profit. Contact Susan Gapter-Dority at 970-586-0406 by April 22, 2019.

Fire Mountain Programs is looking for some help in our kitchen. This person will assist other cooks in all aspects of food preparation as requested. Primarily washing dishes and equipment, scrubbing walls, prepping fruits and vegetables stocking pantries, etc. If you are interested, please email

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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.

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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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The Town of Estes Park is accepting applications for

Human Resources Manager Administrative Services Dept. Hiring Range $55,510 $68,000/year Exempt Position Close Date: Open unitl filled (first review 05/06/2019) Police Officer Police Department Hiring Range $27.92 – $30.71/hour Non-Exempt Position Close Date: Open until filled

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

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

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Parking & Transit Ambassador (FT Limited Term May 2019–Oct 2019) Parking & Transit Division Hourly Rate $13.50/hour Non-Exempt Position Close Date: April 12, 2019 Town Administrator Administration Dept. Starting Salary $145,000 DOE Exempt Position Close Date: Open until filled, (first review 05/03/2019)

Visitor Information Assistant I Visitor Serv. Div./Community Serv Dept. Hourly Rate $12.10 - $14.22/hour Non-Exempt Position Close Date: April 22, 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 – 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.

Year round

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

Join Our Team HOUSEKEEPING Environmental Services Tech

Full Time Year ‘Round Benefits $13.50 min. per hr.

SIGN ON BONUS AVAILABLE apply online at:

555 Prospect Ave. Estes Park, CO 80517


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

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



Commercial Space Available. 770 sq. ft. located in the Range Realty Bldg. 300 E. Elkhorn Ave. w/private parking. 970586-2345

Renting Rooms. A: $700/mo (couple $750/mo) + 1 car space/garage + dep + util

FOR RENT: One bedroom condo, one bath, fireplace, deck, washer & dryer. Commercial Space NO PETS & Available. 1050 sq. ft. NO SMOKING $1,200/month plus utilities; Includes large garage bay. Separate office with bathavailable June 1st room. Good parking. Off of Call Home Sweet Home Hwy 7. $1350/mo. year Property Service lease min. 970-290-4488 970-699-6727 Commercial space available starting May 1. 470 3 BDR, 2.5 BA Year lease, N/S, N/P, Util. sq ft, located near post ofincluded. $2800/mo. 940- fice. $750/mo + utilities. Rent includes trash, sewer 642-0924 & property tax. Call Sean at 970-691-3715.

Class A Office 2014 Construction, Full Downtown ~ 1 BR Apt, Service, Furnished or W/D, Deck, Yard, Year Unfurnished offices in Lease. $1000/month, Downtown location, Near $1000 Deposit. Rental App Town Hall. $450 to $550 required. Avail May 1. Call per month. All internet opor Text 303-449-4240 tions including Fiber available. Includes Conference Room, Handicap Commercial Rentals Restrooms, Copy and Scanning Facility, Coffee Room. Retail Space for Rent Call Thom at Verus 1400 sq. ft. Great downCommercial, Inc. town location. 115 Wiest 970-586-2448 Dr. Unit G. Call Tim Nagel 515-293-0641


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

B: $650/mo (single only) + dep + util. Beautiful home/view, shared lg bath, W/D, close to town. NO pets/smoking. 970-690-3444

Short Term Efficiency Unit May, 1 month $750 No Smoking, No Pets Incl. Utilities & Cable Call Todd @ 970-586-8141

Wants To Rent Local hobbyist looking for a place to do leather and antler work. Call Richard @ 970-652-7233


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

2004 Toyota Prius hatchback - Single owner, New LARGE and small Battery ,46 MPG, 210 K -HWY miles, runs great, Estes, $4500. 303-434-3880

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Home Repair/Service

Home Repair/Service


Garage Sales

Estate Sales

Well Established Estes Handyman Have odd jobs that you need taken care of? Vacation properties to be kept up? Call Mark 970-342-9345

Queen Futon - $200 Light oak frame with dark green mattress Excellent condition

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

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


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

Estes Park Alterations 970-480-7381

FREE! Like new Broyhill Bedroom Furniture. Consists of dresser, chest, and 2 night stands. Call 970-691-0947

REAL ESTATE June completion of brand new 2& 3 bedroom Townhomes 315 -365k 260 Stanley Avenue Email:

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


REAL ESTATE Homes If you are working in Estes and looking to own a home you can afford , you are just the buyer I am looking for.

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






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