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Rocky Mountain National Park Celebrates National Park Week And Earth Day With Fun Activities For All Ages Come celebrate National Park Week, Earth Day, and National Junior Ranger Day at Rocky Mountain National Park. National Park Week kicks off with a fee free day on Saturday, April 16. Park entrance fees will be waived on Saturday, April 16. Camping and all other administrative fees will still be in effect. Our National Park Week celebration continues through Sunday, April 24, 2022. Throughout the week, park staff will be inviting you to discover something new about Rocky Mountain National Park both online and through in-park activities on both the east and west sides of the park. Rocky’s National Park Week activities include: On Saturday, April 16 our National Park Week celebration begins with informational booths and interactive Junior Ranger discovery activities. Join NPS staff on the east side of Rocky at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Activities include: Visit informational booths to learn about ecology, fishing, backcountry safety, and more! Participate in a Junior Ranger discovery activity and earn your Junior Ranger Badge Help protect Rocky by participating in a trash clean up event We will also be celebrating on the west side of the park at the Kawuneeche Visitor Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Activities include: Participate in Junior Ranger discovery activities and earn your Junior Ranger Badge Compare your skills to those of Rocky’s

wildlife in three separate challenges that will test your vertical jump, navigation, and wildlife spotting skills. On Saturday, April 23 join us in person to celebrate Earth Day and National Junior Ranger Day. There will be activities held on both the east and west sides of the park. Join NPS staff and volunteers at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Activities include: Participate in special Junior Ranger discovery activities in honor of Earth Day and National Junior Ranger Day. Earn your Junior Ranger Badge. Visit informational and Earth Day Activities in RMNP. interactive booths and Photo courtesy Rocky Mountain National Park learn about park wildlife, ecology, backcountry ble wildlife. safety, and more. Can’t join us in person? Please celebrate Help protect Rocky by participating in with us online. Every day of National a trash clean up event. Park Week, NPS staff, volunteers and On the west side of the park, come join partners will be sharing engaging stories NPS staff and volunteers at the via social media. Please visit our website, Kawuneeche Visitor Center from 11 am download the park App, and follow us to 1 p.m. Activities include: on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Participate in special Junior Ranger @RockyNPS. Every day will be a day to discovery activities in honor of Earth discover and share something new. Day and National Junior Ranger Day For more information on Rocky Mounand earn your Junior Ranger badge. tain National Park, please call the park’s Participate in interactive activities for Information Office at (970) 586-1206 or all ages and learn about Rocky’s incredi- visit our website at

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Fall River Trail Plans Now Available Grant-funded segments expected to begin construction in 2022 The Town of Estes Park’s consultant recently completed 90 percent of the design for a segment of the Fall River Trail funded by CDOT’s Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) and Multimodal Options Fund (MMOF) grants. Design plans are available for viewing on the project webpage at Also available are the design plans for a separate trail segment funded by Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Colorado the Beautiful (CtB) grant. Both segments are matched with funds from the Town’s 2014 voterapproved one percent sales tax dedicated to trails expansion. The TAP and MMOF-funded trail segment is approximately a half-mile in length and continues west along Fall

River Road (US 34) from the current trail endpoint west of Sleepy Hollow Court. The shorter, CtB-funded segment continues east along Fish Hatchery Road from the westernmost, constructed trail segment that ends at the Rocky Mountain National Park boundary. Both segments are expected to begin construction in 2022. Neighbors will be contacted with more information prior to construction. When grant and matching funds are acquired in the future, the Town will construct a final stretch of the trail to connect the 2022 segments. A map of the segments is available at, along with more project information. For additional information or to inquire about the project, please contact Project Manager Ryan Barr at 970-577-3575 or

Meet At The Flagpole To Recite The Pledge Of Allegiance Join together as a community to recite The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag & sing our National Anthem: The Star Spangled Banner. Let’s stand together as a community to uphold and support our Constitution of the United States in fac-

ing today’s and future challenges. The United States of America-one nation under God. See you at the pole! God bless you.

On April 5 at 6:11 p.m. police stopped a female driver from Allenspark at Big Thompson Ave. / Lakefront St. for an expired registration. A records check was conducted on the driver and passenger, and the driver returned as having two active warrants for her arrest out of Lincoln County ($4,000 bond warrant for driving under restraint) and Gilpin County ($100 bond for driving under re-

straint). Lincoln County confirmed extradition, and Gilpin County declined extradition. The woman was placed under arrest for her active Lincoln County warrant and transported to the Larimer County Jail for booking. The charge(s) are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

EVFPD firefighters generally respond to medical calls in their personal vehicles, allowing for a faster response. On other incidents, firefighters respond to a fire station to respond in department apparatus with specialized equipment. During the week of March 27, the Estes Valley Fire Protection District (EVFPD) responded to 11 calls for service. This

included: • Emergency medical (assist EPH): 3 • MVC: 2 • Alarm Activation: 2 • Wildfire: 1 • Assist: 2 • Gas Leak: 1

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Getting On Board With Your Town Board Now that the biennial municipal elecboard, the Estes Park Board of Adjusttion is over, the Town Trustees and I are ment to which a trustee will be assigned. beginning the process of saying goodbye The Police Auxiliary, Estes Valley to trustee Carlie Bangs, and at the same Restorative Justice and Sister Cities are time engaging in the process of welcom- working group committees. The outside ing newly elected trustee Kirby Nelsoncommittees include the Estes Park MuHazelton to the board and welcoming seum Friends and Foundation Inc., back re-elected trustees Marie Cenac Western Heritage, Ambassadors, Coland Scott Webermeier. The newly orado Association of Ski Towns, Platte elected Board members will take their River Power Authority Board of Direcoath of office on April 26th at the Town tors, Estes Park Economic Development Board meeting. Corporation Board of Directors, This every-two-year time of transition Larimer County Solid Waste Policy provides a valuable inflecCouncil, Visit Estes Park, tion point during which Regional Transportation the trustees and I can reInfrastructure Funding flect on the past two years Task Force and the together, while also conLarimer County Behavtemplating what might ioral Health Policy Councome about during the cil. next two years. It’s a time Understanding and repto consider ways of enresenting the needs and hancing the ways we work interests of Estes’ townstogether, select a mayor people are the primary repro tem and assign sponsibilities of a trustee. Kirby Nelson-Hazelton In addition to engaging trustees to serve as liaisons to a mishmash of with the above 19 entities, 19 committees, boards, trustees also represent the commissions and task townspeople at study sesforces that are essential sions, regular meetings parts of the townspeople and during periodic execof Estes Park’s governutive sessions of the ment. Each role that is asBoard. Time is set aside signed to a trustee serves for public comment duras an informed link, ing the regular board through which needs and meetings on the 2nd and ideas come forward to the 4th Tuesday of each Town Board. month. Also, you can Some of the 19 entities to Marie Cenac reach trustees via the which trustees will be asTown’s public email at signed are advisory or by boards—the Parks Adviemailing them at first inisory Board, the Transtial and last name portation Advisory Board, the Family Advisory As the trustees and I go Board, the Comprehenthrough our every-twosive Plan Advisory Comyear transition, my hope mittee and the Audit is that you will prepare Committee. Others entiyourself so that when we ties are advisory/decision move forward during the making boards on which next two years you’ll be Scott Webermeier trustees serve. They are ready to join with us in the Estes Park Planning Commission the pursuit of the common good. I look and the Estes Park Board of forward to standing together with you— Appeals. There is one decision making Estes Strong.

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Men On Fire April 23rd What is Men on Fire? Simply stated, Men on Fire is men hanging out with other men who have a desire to become better men. While we are dedicated to equipping, preparing and inspiring men to a committed life of service to Jesus Christ, All men are welcome. Any man who could stand a little more encouragement, fellowship, friendship, laughter and great food could find worse places to hang out than with us. Starting April, 23rd we are meeting for breakfast at the American Legion, 850 N. St. Vrain, Estes Park. Breakfast is served promptly at 8:00 a.m. followed by a short devotional then informal roundtable sharing and discussions. We wrap up around 9:15-9:30 a.m. Men on Fire is a community based non-denominational men’s movement beginning in the Estes Valley. Our focus is encouraging and challenging men to embrace full ownership of their personal faith journey and relationship with Jesus Christ. Through weekly teaching and focus on phenomenal roundtable discussions our mission is to develop a culture designed to increase

confidence, boldness and courage in our faith dynamically impacting the way we live. We agree now, as much as ever before, men (albeit very imperfect examples) are needed to lead in our relationships, families, places of worship, careers, community and our world. Somebody needs to cowboy up…it might as well be us. Men on Fire is blessed to have men, including pastors and lay leaders, representing multiple churches and denominations in the Estes Valley. Demonstrating unity and brotherhood we desire to engage and apply God’s Word to our lives finding courage and strength standing alongside other men. So come join us for food, faith and fellowship at the American Legion Saturday April, 23rd from 8:00-9:30 a.m. Men visiting from out of town are welcome! “This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. (Joshua 1:9) Larry Strong Men on Fire

Reminder: Community Input Invited April 21 For Downtown Wayfinding Project The Town of Estes Park Public Works Department will host a public meeting Thursday, April 21, at 4 p.m. to reintroduce the Downtown Wayfinding Plan (DWP) project. The meeting will take place in the Town Board Room of Town Hall, 170 MacGregor Ave., with an option to attend virtually. The goal of the meeting is to gather community input on the needs related to pedestrian wayfinding signage in downtown Estes Park. This will be the first of several opportunities in 2022 for the community to provide input on this project. Meeting information and the Zoom link for virtual attendance is available at In 2018, the Downtown Plan (DP) was adopted by the Town. Included in the DP were recommendations for improving wayfinding signage. In September 2018, Town staff initiated community discussions regarding the design and location concepts for a future wayfinding signage program. This effort was paused until 2020 when the Town of Estes Park hired a consultant to design the parking-

related signs and assist the Town through the construction bid process. In 2021, the first phase of new wayfinding signs was completed to guide motorists to the downtown parking lots. Now, in 2022, the Town's DWP is focused on expanding pedestrian-scale signage throughout downtown. The primary goal of a wayfinding program is to draw and direct residents and visitors to explore businesses, attractions, and amenities within the community. Creating a thematic signage program serves to connect pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles to shopping areas, parks, trailheads and community attractions. For more information on this project, please visit The DWP is a project of the Public Works Department with assistance from the project consultant. Questions may be directed to the Town’s Engineering Manager, David Hook, at 970-577-3586 or; or Public Works Director Greg Muhonen at 970-5773581 or

Vote For The Winner, Drew Webb To The Editor: Residents of the Park Hospital District have a golden opportunity to elect a man who was not only a graduate of Harvard University, but a graduate of Stanford University and a pilot in the US Navy! For 40 years, Drew Webb has been in senior leadership roles of large corporations, and a partner in a private investment banking firm. He has excelled at working with corporations in need of

operational guidance and performance improvement. We need a candidate that listens and reacts to the needs of the people. That is what Drew does, and he does it exceptionally well. What better candidate could we ask for! We highly recommend Drew Webb for the Estes Park Health Board of Directors. Please mail your ballot back by the May 3rd deadline. John and Peggy Lynch

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David Batey My name is David Batey, and I am running for the Estes Park Health Board of Directors. I have been a member of the Estes Park Health Board since being appointed by the Larimer County Commissioners in May 2017. I was subsequently elected to the Board in November 2017 and May 2018, and I have served as Board Chair for the last four years. I would be honored to be re-elected to the Estes Park Health Board and be able to continue to serve our community in that capacity for the next three years. Over the past two years, the Estes Park Health organization and employees have risen to the occasion time and again to overcome the challenges presented by a series of serious events. They have worked together to continue to serve our community’s healthcare needs in the face of the nearly overwhelming difficulties presented by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the immediate emergency of the East Troublesome fire evacuation and recovery, among others. But the challenging times are not over. Like healthcare organizations throughout Colorado and across the nation, Estes Park Health is continuing to face serious, ongoing challenges now and into the foreseeable future. Accelerated in part by the pandemic, healthcare is undergoing dramatic evolution driven by changes in the services delivered and how they are delivered, changes in reimbursement, changes in technology, escalating labor costs, increasing competition from larger healthcare systems, pressures from ongoing

healthcare system consolidations, and the ongoing struggle of smaller, rural healthcare organizations to survive financially. Estes Park Health will be best prepared for the future if it is as strong as possible: strong in the outstanding care we provide, strong in the excellence of our people, strong in our financial condition, and strong in the support of our community. To accomplish this, the Board of Directors and Senior Leadership Team have been engaged in evaluating and enhancing the quality and value of care we provide, the excellence of our people, and the strength of our financial condition. When we provide outstanding healthcare, with excellent people, and we are strong financially, we hope the strong support of our Estes Valley will continue. With decades of experience in healthcare management, and after benefitting from the Estes Park Health-specific education provided by five years of serving on the Board of Directors, I feel I am as well prepared as possible to continue to work with my fellow Board members and the Estes Park Health Leadership Team to accomplish our mission: To safely navigate through our current and future challenges to ensure Estes Park Health continues to be a vibrant, sustainable organization that can effectively take care of the healthcare needs of our Estes Valley Community and visitors, now and into the future. For more information on my background, please go to the Estes Park Health website for this election:

John Meissner John Meissner, born in Sutherland, Nebraska, on 19 April 1965, graduated summa cum laude from University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1987 with a B.S. in biological sciences, and was also inducted into Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society. He attended the Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina, spending his research year abroad at the National Institute of Infectious Diseases in Tokyo. He received his medical degree from Duke in 1992, and was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society. Following this, he worked in virus research in North Carolina, Georgia (at both the University of Georgia and the Centers for Disease

Control and Prevention in Atlanta), Utah, Colorado, and Nevada, and then spent three years with the U.S. Department of Defense at former or current bioweapons research facilities in Siberia and England. Dr. Meissner is passionate about protecting the health and well-being of our local citizens, in particular recognizing the great need for preventive medicine and elder care. He is running both because of his vast laboratory knowledge of infectious diseases, beneficial during a global health crisis as we are currently experiencing, and because of his concern for providing skilled nursing in a community where 37% of the population is over the age of 65.

The LWV of Estes Park asked each candidate for each Board five questions. Their answers can be found on and on the League’s website:

Drew Webb I care deeply about Estes Park Health and its critical importance in serving the healthcare needs of our community. My role as Board Secretary with the Estes Park Health Foundation has provided me the opportunity to better understand these needs and their importance. Estes Park Health is facing significant emerging and ongoing competitive challenges from larger healthcare systems. There are other challenges as well, such as evolving healthcare delivery options, demographic changes, workforce availability, rising costs of supplies and labor, availability of advanced technology, investment capital and reimbursement. In assessing these challenges, I will primarily consider actions that will provide excellent and sustainable healthcare to our community. If elected, I would look forward to working with members of the Board of Estes Park Health, the Senior Leadership Team, and Medical Staff in addressing the changing needs of the hospital and the challenges presented by today’s health care environment. Going forward, I would bring my experience and expertise to the decision-making process. As a team, we would need to distill a clear understanding of Estes Park Health’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. We must comprehend how these aspects fit into today’s competitive environment, making sure we define, understand, and accentuate our distinctive competences. My wife Carla and I moved here from the Los Angeles area four years ago and are full time residents. I am originally from Tampa, Florida and Carla grew up on a farm in Loveland, Colorado. My educational background includes a BA from the University of Florida, Executive MBA, Harvard University

School of Business, Stanford University School of Business Executive Program, Advanced Marketing Strategy, US Navy Aviation Officers Candidate School, US Navy Commissioned Officer. I have served our community in a number of different ways: board member and secretary of the Estes Park Health Foundation, as well as, a member of the Investment and Board Development Committees; volunteer at the Estes Park Museum and a member of the Museum’s Investment Committee; member of the Estes Valley Planning and Advisory Committee (EVPAC) currently working with the Town’s Comprehensive Planning Advisory Committee (ComPac) on the new Comprehensive Plan for the Estes Valley; and a 2019 graduate of the Estes Park Citizens Information Academy (CIA). I have served more than 40 years in senior leadership, advisory roles, and board memberships including: Partner, Kerlin Capital Group, Los Angeles, CA; Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Unilectric, Inc., Austin, TX; Chief Operating Officer, Farmer Brothers Coffee; Senior Vice President of ConAgra, Inc. For the past 20 years I was a partner at Kerlin Capital Group, a private investment banking firm in Los Angeles, California, advising corporations and closely held privately owned businesses in need of operational guidance and performance improvement as well as working for buyers and sellers to maximize corporate value in a merger and acquisition advisory role. I have helped companies clearly understand their business positions and create solutions to help them positively move forward.

Eric Owen Resident of Estes Park for nine years purchasing my own home in Estes Park four years ago. I am very familiar with the town of Estes Park and the hospital. I have both medical and financial backgrounds which will help me be a very valuable board member for Estes Park Health. Received a BS in Education from Radford University and another BS degree in Nursing from Shenandoah University in VA. I have served on the Ethics Committee for several years at a hospital where I was employed. I hold active nursing licenses in both

Colorado and California. I currently run a private practice in private duty nursing care and hospice in Estes Park. I am invested in the community and our hospital is a vital function of Estes Park both in quality care and jobs. The current board's transparency policy is inadequate and needs to be improved. I pledge to do that. Thank you for your time, consideration and your vote. I will do my best to serve the community and the hospital ethically and transparently.

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Scott Dorman My name is Scott Dorman and I am running for the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District Board of Directors. I have lived in Estes Park for 56 years, graduating from Estes Park High School. My wife Dorothy and I have raised our six children in this community. I owned an electrical contracting business in town for many years; currently I am a landscape photographer in our beautiful state and the state of Hawaii. I have been involved in many community groups, serving as a boy scout leader, as a past Board member of the Sunrise Rotary Club, a pastoral council member at my church, member of the Art Center of Estes Park, and currently as Board President for the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District. I have always believed it is important to be involved in the community, and I am committed to service. I served on the Board of the EVRPD from 2006-2010, and again in 2018 to the present, during which time I have developed an understanding of the unique needs of a recreation district. I was a volunteer firefighter for 15 years, until I was hired as the first career Fire Chief for the Town of Estes Park. I was instrumental in the creation of the Estes Valley Fire Protection District. Upon formation of the Fire District, I was hired to be the Fire Chief until my retirement on July 2, 2016, having served 33 years on the Fire Department. As the Fire Chief and CEO of the District, I gained extensive knowledge of the operations of special districts including: personnel poli-

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cies, budgeting, State of Colorado Statutes and requirements, roles and responsibilities of the Chief Executive Officer and the Board of Directors. This experience of both working for a board and being a board member was invaluable. I earned an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire and Emergency Services Administration from CSU. The last couple of years have been difficult on everyone in our community. The recreation district had to make some tough choices to ensure the district was financially viable and provided a safe environment for our guests. The EVRPD staff and board were committed to keeping the Community Center open, although Covid and staffing made this challenging. Recently, with the help of our administration we were able to refinance our bonds for the community center saving our local taxpayers over $800,000 over the life of the bonds. I am proud to be a member of an organization that provides a large variety of recreational activities, first class facilities, all the while looking for ways to save our taxpayers money. I believe my knowledge of special districts and the leadership skills and experience I developed as a business owner, Fire Chief, and as Recreation District Board President makes me a valuable member of the EVRPD Board of Directors. I would be very appreciative of your vote for re-election on May 3, 2022.

Eric Throne Eric Throne has lived full time in Estes Park for eight years. In that time, he has served as a youth sports coach for soccer, basketball and baseball. He also spent two years as an assistant middle school basketball coach and one year as the high school baseball head coach. He has volunteered time to numerous youth programs and camps over the years, and also started an American Legion baseball program. Eric enjoys hiking, biking, golf, skiing and team sports. His interests in outdoor activities, fitness, and youth sports are why he is running for EVRPD board. He believes recreation is part of Estes Park’s identity and that the trail system, marina, golf facilities, recreation center, campgrounds, and sports facilities are all critical components in supplying access to recreation opportunities for all members of the community.

He is interested in serving on the board to help EVRPD in continuing to maintain the best possible facilities and programs in the future. It’s important that EVRPD ensure it is doing all it can to not only provide access to all members of the community, but also to ensure that its programs meet the needs of the wide range of diversity, age groups and ability levels of the community. Eric, and his wife Inga, moved here in 2014 with their three children, Annika (21), Alec (18) and Adam (17). He works remotely from Estes Park as an executive for GE Healthcare. He has also served on the board of the Estes Park EDC Entrepreneur Committee, in addition to his years spent volunteering as a sports coach in the community.

I have been involved in parks and recreation (P&R) programming for over three decades both in Florida and Colorado. My wife and I moved to Fort Collins from Florida in 1979 and we have raised three children that were very active in recreational sports, primarily soccer, track and tennis. We are now blessed with three grandchildren. Some of my Board qualifications and experience include being on the Board of Directors for the Fort Collins Arsenal Soccer Club, the Fort Collins Tennis Association, and as a Board Member of Rocky Mountain Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) which oversees five weeklong youth leadership camps for ~650 youth that are now held at the YMCA Rockies each summer. I am the founder of the National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) Fort Collins chapter which serves ~1,000 youth annually at Boys and Girls Clubs and Title I elementary schools in Wellington, Fort Collins, Loveland, Greely and with P&R in Fort Collins, Loveland and Estes Park. I was a national trainer for the United States Tennis Association and am a certified teaching professional with member-

ships in the U. S. Professional Tennis Association and the Professional Tennis Registry. I am passionate about helping youth reach their full potential both on the field or court, and in life. Sports and recreational opportunities provide a great platform to not only be active and to learn a sport, but to also learn valuable life skills (perseverance, sportsmanship, integrity, etc). I am an author of My Wish: Don’t Get Swept Away as a Teen. My life work is focused on teaching life skills, good choices and value-based decisions in order to place our youth and young adults on the road to healthy, happy and productive lives. I am the Executive Director of the Children’s Speech and Reading Center with offices in Fort Collins and Loveland. My wife and I have owned property in Estes Park for over 30 years and became fulltime resident in 2018. The recreational activities that I participate in include tennis, whitewater rafting, kayaking, fly fishing, hiking, camping, skiing (downhill and backcountry) and traveling.

Candy Sulzbach Candy Sulzbach is an Emeritus Teaching Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Colorado School of Mines (CSM) in Golden, CO, where she taught since August 1983, retiring in 2015. She is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Colorado and has been awarded Fellow status in the American Society of Civil Engineers. Candy grew up in Estes Park and attended Colorado School of Mines from 1977-1981. She worked for Exxon in California for 2 years before moving back to Colorado to teach at Colorado School of Mines (CSM). She taught civil engineering there until 2015. Candy served on the CSM Alumni Association (CSMAA) Board of Directors from 2002-2007. While at Mines, Candy served as the Faculty Advisor for the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) student chapter from 1990-2014 and for the collegiate section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) from 2002-2014. Under her guidance, the Mines’ ASCE student chapter hosted the National Concrete Canoe Competition in 2000 and the National Student Steel Bridge Competition in 2004, as well as two ASCE Rocky Mountain Student Conferences. At the national level, Candy was a member of the ASCE Committee on Student

Activities (CSA) from 2002-2007, and served two years as Secretary. She was a member of the ASCE Committee on the National Concrete Canoe Competition, responsible for rules and oversight of the competition, for 10 years. She is currently a member of the National Student Steel Bridge Competition committee. Candy and her husband, Jim, moved back to the Estes Valley in 2014 and Candy has been a member of the Estes Park Women’s Golf Association, serving as President for two years. She has also worked parttime at the 18-hole golf course in the Pro Shop 2017-2021. Candy and Jim spend a few months in the winter in Mesa, AZ, where they belong to Apache Wells Country Club (AWCC). Candy was elected to be a Director on the AWCC Board of Directors in 2016, serving for four years, holding the positions of VicePresident and President the last two years. She was also an officer for four years in the Apache Wells Women’s Golf Association. Currently, she is volunteering as a member of the AWCC Golf Committee and Nominating Committee. Candy enjoys being involved and active in the community of Estes Park, having grown up in the Estes valley, and hopes her previous experience would make her a valuable member of the EVRPD Board. She would appreciate your vote and be proud to serve as a Director on the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District Board.

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Your Vote Can Make A Difference! Vote By May 3rd The Estes Valley will have a Special District election on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. Candidates for the Board of Directors of the Park Hospital District and the Estes Valley Recreation and Parks District will be seeking your vote. Active voters should be receiving mailed ballots the week of April 10th. The LWV of Estes Park asked each candidate for each Board five questions. Their answers can be found on and on the League’s website: The Park Hospital District Board has five members. The two positions that expire in May of 2022 are currently held by David Batey and Sandy Begley. Incumbent David Batey is running for re-election, and the other candidates are John Meissner, M.D., Eric Owen, and Drew Webb. The Estes Valley Recreation and Park

District Board has four members. The two positions that expire in May are currently held by Scott Dorman and Jack Holmquist. Incumbent Scott Dorman is running for re-election, and the other candidates are David Boon, Candy Sulzbach, and Eric Throne. All registered voters in the Estes Valley are eligible to vote in DISTRICT elections. Information about each district can be found via these links: Estes Valley Recreation and Parks District ( Estes Park Health by going to or The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan education and advocacy organization, neither supporting nor opposing individual candidates or political parties at any level of government.

Learn With The League It's The District, Not The Town! You Too Can Vote April 20, 2022, 10:00 a.m. To register go to: Special Districts are a type of local government that delivers specific public services within defined boundaries. It is important to point out that District boundaries are not all alike. Each independent District sets its own boundary for elections and services. It is possible to be able to vote in one District and not another. Some Districts allow property owners to vote without residency. Others allow residents who do not own the property to vote. The boundaries for each Special District in the Estes area include the Town of Estes Park and surrounding areas, which means, if you live within the boundary for the district (even if you don’t live in the Town of Estes Park) you may be able to vote in the District election. At this program you will hear from

five of the ten area Districts: • David Wolf – Fire Chief – Estes Valley Fire District, • John Krueger – Board President – Estes Valley Library District • David Batey – Board Chair – Park Hospital District • Sheldon Rosenkrance – Superintendent – Estes Park School District R-3 • Tom Carosello – Executive Director – Estes Valley Parks and Recreation District Of these five districts, four have elections, two of which will be hosting elections for May 3rd. However, this is not a Campaign Forum. It is an informational meeting about the way our Special Districts operate. At this session you will learn what each district does for the community, how they are funded, and how board members are chosen.

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April is your spirit month! children You shine! Your doctors, teachers, You, the poetry Goddess extraordinaire! bus drivers. Tailors, mechanics I will listen with utmost care! dancers! Imagine my delight when I opened an Sing on policemen, clerks, shopkeepers email from my friend Terri Schindel and found this poem. Poetry Goddess? That Factory workers, farmers and actors! puts me on a pedestal next to three of the Sing the music of your nine muses in Greek mythology having to Rivers, forests and rolling hills. do with poetry: Calliope, muse of eloquence and heroic poetry; Erato, muse of Your ancestors, and your grandchildren lyric or erotic poetry; and Polymnia, Will sing full voice by your side. muse of sacred poetry. (The muses were nine sister goddesses in Greek mythology The world sings with you – who were accountable for song, poetry Cheering you on to victory. and the arts and sciences.) These three put on their best togas and gathered on Soon the sounds of ringing bells the summit of Mount Olympus every Will echo from every street and valley April. They ate olives, took naps, and ofAnd freedom and glory will once again fered toasts to National Poetry Month, reign. just like we do today. For this third week of National Poetry Month, we shall enjoy poems written by Slava Ukraini! three amateur poets. First, my neighbor Slava Ukraini! Charley, a former Kansas City Star reSlava Ukraini! porter, submitted this: “This is from my Kansas City Star pal, J. Now one of my own: Harry Jones, (first time I tried, I wrote J. Memory Care Harry Jokes) up in a Chicago retirement by Sarah Donohoe home, (which right now is staging a limericks contest among its residents). How can he be 91 and so groovy? ” 1969. The year Sesame Street debuted: Why I Think Medical Science Is So Mom held the phone to her ear, gazing Groovy past by J. Harry Jones her five kiddies at the table. Uh huh, she said, fingering the curly My pacemaker’s working; my C-Pap is chord. too. Uh huh, we mimicked, giggling. My hearing aids function, implants help Really? She said, ignoring us. me chew. Really? we dared to repeat. Specs help me see, Okay then. Thanks for calling. pills help me pee, We echoed, Thanks for calling. and vaccines have saved me from covid She hung up the phone and turned to us. and flu. Suddenly we were quiet. Guilty. I love you, Mom, I sing-songed, like (Note: After last week, when I ran part sprinkling of a poem from The Prophet, Charley sugar on grapefruit. said, “While in college 500 years ago, She didn’t say another word. Lenore and I marveled over The Prophet, particularly that section on love. The woodsy mountain poem was nice. I wrote 2020. some of The Prophet into our marriage The year COVID-19 paralyzes the ceremony which our two ministers, world: Methodist and Baptist, refused to use in Mom holds the phone to her ear, looking 1956. Ah well, the plain old standard nonout the window, seeming to recognize sense ceremony got us through 61 good me years. ”) on the other side. A fellow Journeys attendee, Robert, sent I got my stubble pun, she says, studying a collection of poems he wrote recently, me through the glass. all dealing with Russia’s attack on Ukraine. I selected my favorite to share: Your stubble pun, I repeat, nodding. We Heard her Singing Am I going to the chicken pole? she by Robert Charles Howard wants to know. Chicken pole, I echo. She sang softly as she swept I tooch to breech today, she adds. Broken glass and dust And I am quiet. Grieving. From her bomb-shattered sill. I love you Mom, I say, placing my palm on the pane. It was the song of her people I love you too, Hon, she says, pure Rising and enduring and crystal clear. She reaches Singing of brotherhood and liberty. out her hand for mine. Throngs huddled underground Sheltering from explosions above Break into the great Ukraini song of love. The world knows this is your land, Your Motherland your Fatherland Your Daughterland, your Nephewland. Sing on Ukraini, together forever! Sing the songs of your parents, your

With my palm pressed to hers, fingertip to fingertip, the bitter ache of cold glass keeping us apart, I search for the woman who is my mother, try to memorize her eyes; mirror her soul. You may let The Thunker know what you think at her e-mail address, © 2022 Sarah Donohoe

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Weekly Fundraiser To Benefit Ukraine Every Wednesday, from 11a.m. until the food runs out, Rocky Mountain Deli has a fundraiser benefitting Ukraine. Iryna Irklliienko (owner),

Irina Lekhno, and Natasha Pleshkova provide traditional Ukrainian cuisine. There is no set price – you provide a donation. The menu varies weekly. Rocky

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Mountain Deli is located between Key Bank and Village Pizza in Lower Stanley Village. Natasha’s Mother, Tamara, a retired school teacher, has chosen to stay in her home in the Kirovograd Region in Central Ukraine rather than to go to safety. Her home has become a stop for refugees escaping to the East for the safety of surrounding countries. Recently, because of donations from Estes Park, Tamara has provided needed anti-

seizure medicine to a man, heart medicine to another, $1,000 to keep the power on in a regional hospital, groceries for soldiers, and money to help several elderly individuals, who are no longer receiving their government checks. There is such a huge need! For pictures of a few of the recipients, go to Facebook at UkrainiansofNorthernColorado.

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Skull And Antler Illegally Removed From Popular Elk Known As Kahuna Recently, park visitors and area photographers highlighted on social media the passing of a popular large bull elk in Rocky Mountain National Park, referred to as Kahuna, Bruno or Big Thirds. He was a majestic elk with distinct large antlers and was widely photographed during his lifetime. Numerous images were also shared of Kahuna’s carcass. It is believed that Kahuna died of natural causes, as there were reports he was injured during last year’s mating season and was very underweight in February. Park rangers at Rocky Mountain National Park are investigating the illegal removal of Kahuna’s skull and antler from his carcass, likely sometime between March 20 and March 22. One antler was still on the skull and it is believed his other antler had been shed before his death. Park rangers urge anyone with information on this illegal incident to call Rocky Mountain National

Park’s tip line at 970-586-1393 or email If you wish to remain anonymous please visit NPS Anonymous Tip Information. This link will provide other ways to report what you know. If you have information that could help investigators, please contact us. You do not have to tell us who you are, but please tell us what you know. Rocky Mountain National Park’s wildlife is a resource for all to enjoy and protect. The skull and antlers of this popular elk were cut and illegally removed from Rocky Mountain National Park. This elk’s remains should be allowed to return to the earth in Rocky Mountain National Park, where he brought much joy to thousands of park visitors over many years. Please help the park protect wildlife by reporting any suspicious activity.

This photo, of a bull elk referred to as Kahuna, was taken in the fall of 2021 and is owned by Dawn Wilson Photography. The National Park Service has been granted its limited use in print and digital media solely for this article. All image credits and rights belong to Dawn Wilson Photography.©

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Meet The Estes Valley Watershed Coalition Board By: Evan Jones

from his time in KC. In the aftermath of the 2013 flood, Frank was a key player EVWC board president Frank Theis is in the formation of the Estes Valley Wano stranger to civic engagement. Over tershed Coalition, the course of the 22 which acted as the nonyears, he’s been a resiprofit vehicle for funddent of Estes Park, Frank ing and implementation has also served on the of flood restoration trails committee of the projects ($5 Million+). recreation district, on He's been involved ever the board of the Elkhorn since, pushing the Project, as president of board to expand its misthe Estes Valley fire prosion to become a tection district, and on broader-based environthe city planning and mental group, including advisory committees. not only water but The Kansas City native forests and wildlife as originally arrived here in well. Although this is 1999 when his develophis final year of eligibilment firm bought the Frank Theis ity as president, Frank then-defunct Mary's says he plans to continue his involveLake Lodge, which pushed him to add ment, and plans to work toward achievhospitality and public outreach skills to ing more affordable housing for the rehis already extensive resume, replete with architecture and planning expertise gion as well.

Gardening At High Elevation – Tips And Tricks


WHAT ABOUT EASTER This Sunday is Easter. For a lot of the world, it means the Easter bunny, hunting for Easter eggs, eating chocolate bunnies or marshmallow peeps. For some it’s a once a year ritual to dress up and go to church. But is that what Easter’s all about? Whether you believe it or not, Easter is the most pivotal moment in the history of mankind. I like to call it, “Resurrection Sunday!” 2,000 years ago a man named Jesus gave His life on a cross for the sins of the world. Yours and mine. Because Adam and Eve sinned, that sin passed from them to us. Romans 5:12 says, “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.” We all know that death happens to everyone at some point. But what happens then? Maybe you don’t know? You may have heard a lot of things from—just falling asleep or you no longer exist, or coming back as another form of life. No matter what you have heard, the truth is, that because we sinned, we were separated from God, Heaven and Eternal life.

Pastors Mark and Alice Wettengel Pastors Mark and Alice Wettengel 720-561-9491

THE ANSWER Sunday Service at 10 am Wednesday Bible Study at 7 pm Jesus! He exists eternally with God. Jesus came down to earth Streaming and took on the form of a human, in order to redeem us. Why? So we could have eternal life in Heaven with God after we die. 2 Cor. 5:21 says, “For God has made Jesus to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.” You see, Jesus took our sin and in exchange gave us a right standing with God. Jesus, the Son of God, offered His sinless blood to God for you and I. God took that as payment to reunite us with Him. When you believe this and ask Jesus to come into your heart, you will have eternal life. This Easter, Resurrection Sunday could change your life forever! We want to invite you to visit EPIC church this Sunday and see what Easter’s all about. God loves you so much. Dress is casual, so come 1820 S. St. Vrain Ave. as you are. We love you and want you to experience the goodness Estes Park, CO 80517 of our God. (720) 561-9491

Spring is officially here, can planting season be far behind? Perhaps it will be a while longer, but gardeners everywhere are ready to get their hands in the dirt. If you would like to learn more about the challenges and rewards of gardening in our mountain valley, join Estes Valley Community Garden for a free Zoom program on Tuesday, April 26 at 1 p.m. Alison O’Connor, CSU Extension Horticulture Agent in Larimer County, will bring her knowledge and expertise for an overview of how to plan, plant and tend your crops for success.

Register to receive the Zoom link by emailing us at Colorado State University Extension programs, available to all without discrimination, provide trusted, practical education to help you solve problems, develop skills and build a better future. To learn more, go to For more information about the Estes Valley Community Garden, visit our website at Be sure to look at the Resources page for links to lots of useful gardening information, including “Plants That Can Be Grown in Estes Park,” under the Specific Crops tab.

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Fine Arts Guild Youth Theatre Auditions April 23

This year the two-week intensive theatre camp will present A Year With Frog And Toad. This Broadway hit musical was nominated for three Tony awards, including Best Musical. Based on the beloved Frog and Toad books, which have won both Caldecott and Newbery Honors, this musical follows the adventures of best friends, Frog and Toad, as their endearing friendship travels through the four seasons. With musical numbers that are exuberant and witty, A Year With Frog And Toad is fun for the whole family! This musical has an ensemble cast with characters for kids who have completed 2nd grade through 12th grade. Everyone who auditions will be cast! The summer camp will take place July 11th-July 24th, with performances on the 23rd and 24th. The camp is five days a week, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and costs $250 for performers and $175 for students learning set design and tech. Tech camp is available for kids who have completed 5th grade through 12th grade. Scholarships are available; please contact for

scholarship information. Student favorite director, Kerry Aiken, returns as director this summer, as well as master set-designer Grieg Steiner on the technical side. The camp will take place at the Estes Park High School Theatre. Auditions are taking place either online or in person on April 23rd! Students need to prepare 32-50 measures of a song from a musical, not to exceed one minute, and with a karaoke track. They will also learn a short dance beforehand and dance with a group at the audition and choose a short monologue from a list to read or recite. Online auditionees will video their audition and send it in. Again, everyone who auditions will be cast! The in-person audition will take place Saturday, April 23rd at the Hondius Room at the Estes Valley Public Library from 11:153:30. To sign up for a 30-minute time slot, find more information, descriptions of characters, as well as links to videos of the musical, please visit

Community Yard Sale At Masonic Lodge April 30

Don’t miss the Community Yard Sale which will be held on Saturday, April 30th-weather permitting. Set-up is at at 7 a.m. The sale will be open to the public from 8 a.m. until 12 noon.

Location: Estes Park Masonic Lodge, 1820 S. St. Vrain Ave. Outdoor spaces are for rent to sell your merchandise for just $20.00. Call 970-577-8585 or 970-658-0184 for more information.

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Happy Retirement Bill & Julie!

To The Community: After over 40 years in the health business, we are retiring to pursue our personal goals. We got into this business because we believe in staying healthy by using natural supplements and eating healthy food. Our goal has always been to help people get and

stay healthy. It has been a wonderful experience serving you. We have made many good friends. We will miss you all. Thank you and God bless. Bill and Julie Leffler’s Estes Park Vitamins

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Receive Emergency Alerts In The Language You Choose LETA has partnered with Reachwell to deliver emergency alerts in up to 103 different languages via push notifications! This app is an additional way to reach community members in Larimer County during emergencies. Download the app today!

Parkinson’s Support Group Meeting The next meeting of the Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will be held Tuesday, April 19 in the Hondius Room at the Estes Valley Library. Monthly meetings are always held on the third Tuesday of the month from 2-3:00 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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Happy 60th Anniversary!

Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawk. Love at first sight… The Crisi Family, original owners since 1962.

Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting You Are Not Alone Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held at noon on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday at 453 W. Elkhorn Ave., Estes Park.

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EPMS Announces Honor Roll Students Principal's Honor Roll 8th Grade Mica Bertucci, Hanna Cousineau, Natalie Hernandez Rodriguez and Miles Wignall. 7th Grade Lian Applegate, Delaney Ash, Marlen Rojas Martinez, Geneva Thomas and Abigail Watry. 6th Grade Cora Cousineau, McKenna Henderson, Clara Hocker, Jed Kim and Talisa Rushing. Bobcat Honor Roll 8th Grade Ivan Acedo Cruz, Benjamin Adams, Grace Aldridge, Tayen Applegate, Martin Arvizu Rojas, Josephine Bachman, Neva Case, Madison Davis, Marli Davis, Taylor Ellis, Jade Ertl, Brooke Fields, Lily Finch, Fernando Garcia-Leon, Maylie Gay, Jessica Guy, Alexis Hennig, Emily Hernandez Ortega, James Hocker, Charlotte Holmes, Ivanna Ibarra De La Rosa, Isaac Jonikas, Willow Manning, Evan Marcantonio, April Martinez, Kylie McCreery-Carter, Michael Putman, Abbi Scott, Iris Talamantes Montes and Lillian Yager. 7th Grade Natalie Apodaca Luna, Leo Balduzzi, Olivia Boynton, Benjamin Bryant, Eva Carosello, Nehemiah Cross, Brooklyn Florence, Brisa Flores Rodriguez, Haven

Gaustad, Daisy Guadarrama Rojas, Matthew Hambach, Jason Harders, Danna Hernandez Rodriguez, Sarah Hoskins, Cole Ingram, Aiden Jonikas, Drake Kearney, Isaac Kinley, Eliana Kostadinov, Dayton Long, Emmalee Lopez, Matthew Lopez, Adelyn Mabry, Colby O'Brien, Macy Powell, Hadlee Rasmussen, Quinn Reynar, Jennifer Rodriguez Trofimova, Leslie Salinas, Ethan Shay, Draven Thacker and Noah Webster. 6th Grade Leah Adkins, Renatta Albarran-Khametvalieva, Emmeline Anderson, Jaelyn Arnold, Aaron Arroyo Gutierrez, Miles Ashmore, Yolet Avitia Fernandez, Gabriella Bedford, Gunnison Berg, Mya Brese, Zack Carda, Daylon Collins, Dewey Bryson, Hailey Downey, Caleb Estanol, Rocco Faillaci, Adalynn Gassmann, Carter Gooch, Harvey Griffith, Omar Guadarrama Avila, Jacob Harger, Scar Hightower-Parker, Kayla Johnson, Carrie Leivestad, Rylee Light, Ashlyn Marcantonio, Kylle McCown, Cruz Menoca, Liah Moore, Fin Pendergrast, Oliver Roberts-Roemer, Marjorie Rojas Guadarrama, Autumn Siefford, Hanna Smith, Kaitlyn Smith, Maja Van Westen, Heidi Vargas, Eric Vega Alcantar, Zia Velani, Gabriella Voelz, Miles Weaver and Paloma Zarate Rangel. Way to go students, keep up the great work!

Rotary Youth Leadership Camp Scholarships Available

RYLA is for students (young men and women) from northern Colorado, Wyoming, and western Nebraska who are currently in grades 10-12. It will be held July 17-22 at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park. A limited number of full scholarships are available for Estes Park High School students to attend the camp. All expenses are paid by local Estes Park Rotary clubs. RYLA is an action-packed program of activities that helps build confidence and leadership skills (like problem solving games, challenge course, skits, group discussion and team building activities). RYLA is for students who have demonstrated leadership in their school, community, or place of worship, would like a chance to meet and talk to other teens from different

schools, are interested in making new friends, and want to become a better leader. Young RYLA is for students who are currently in grade 7. Young RYLA will also be held at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park. There are two options to attend Young RYLA… June 19-24 or July 24-29. The registration deadline for both RYLA and Young RYLA is May 31. Interested students are welcome to speak to their school guidance counselor and apply via the web at Questions may also be directed to Rick Taylor, the local Rotary rep for RYLA. Rick can be reached at or by phone at 832758-8667.


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Quota Donates To Estes Pak

Crossroads Exec. Director Brian Schaffer, Quotarians Lynn Stepaniak and Susan Cordes and Estes Pak representative Terry Leija.

Estes Park Quota Service to Youth committee members Lynn Stepaniak and Susan Cordes present a $2,000 check to Terry Leija of Estes Pak, a local supplemental food program. Estes Park Quota coordinated with Brian Schaffer (Executive Director of Crossroads Ministry) and the Crossroads Neighbors in Need Challenge to double the amount of this donation, resulting in a $4,000 donation

to Estes Pak. Estes Pak was started by the Estes Park Education Association. It was motivated by teachers who wanted to help their students with hunger and food insecurity on weekends. In partnership with Crossroads Ministries, Estes Pak currently provides over 50 bags of food each week to students in need throughout the Estes Park school system.

Donate To Crossroads And Have Your Donation Doubled!

Starting April 1, you can make a donation to Crossroads and have your donation doubled through a $100,000 matching grant.

Make a secure online donation at or mail a check to: Crossroads Ministry of Estes Park P.O. Box 3616 Estes Park, CO 80517. We appreciate your generous support of the work we’re doing in the community!

Kris Hazelton Member for 19 years

Why I love being a member of Quota: I love being in Quota because we have so much fun while doing great things for our community. All of our events include rewarding work, great comaraderie, lots of laughs and sometimes, some wine! Favorite or memorable moment: I am so proud of so many of our projects, but I was especially proud that our

club provided AED (automatic defibrillators) for all of the Estes Park Police vehicles. Shortly after we purchased them and they were in place in the vehicles, one of the officers saved a life with one of “our” AEDs.

If you are interested in becoming a member of Estes Park Quota or finding out more about it, please contact President Gail Albers at 970-481-2372 or Vice President Kris Hazelton at 970-231-2635.

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Pet Association Seeking Foster And Adoptive Families For Three Sweet Cats socialization as a kitten, so he is pretty shy. He is Annie's brother. Henry would do well with a very patient person that will give him all the time he needs to hide and learn how to be a kitty. He could live with a nice easy going cat that can show him the world is okay. Sometimes he will hiss at new people but then he enjoys some chin pets and

Annie Annie has been with us since January with little interest. Pretty soon we will ask some other shelters to help us with her and some other kitties that have been waiting a long time. Annie is five years old. She is a beautiful, chunky, lazy and friendly girl. She enjoys attention and being loved. She is a little cautious but will warm up nicely in a home. She has

Henry lived with other cats but is pretty freaked out by dogs. Henry has also been waiting for a family since January. He didn't have proper

Jett he loves catnip. This sweet boy needs a chance for a wonderful life. A foster home for him could also be a good idea. Jett is about eight years old. We believe that her mom had distemper when she was pregnant because Jett has a wobbly back end but, she gets around just fine and uses her littter box. She is always going to walk a little “funny.” She is tiny and very friendly. She should not live in a home where she may fall off something and get hurt such as ledges or a loft. Everyone falls in love with Jett’s engaging disposition.

The Pet Association provides everything needed to foster a kitty so consider this option. All of these sweet cats are currently living at the Pet Lodge. Call (970) 2861652 to meet any of these awesome kitties. All pets are offered through the Pet Association of Estes Park, a non-profit organization that is your local humane society. You can make a tax-deductible donation to the Pet Association by sending your check to P.O. Box 4342, Estes Park, CO 80517.

Mayor Proclaims April As Volunteer Appreciation Month In Estes At the April 12 Estes Park Town Board meeting, Mayor Wendy Koenig read a proclamation in honor of the Town's volunteers. The proclamation declares April, 2022 as Volunteer Appreciation Month in Estes Park. In 2021, 188 volunteers gave 8,972 hours to the Town of Estes Park through service on boards, commissions, programs, services and events -- a value of $256,061 that volunteers gave back to the community.

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Colorado-based Nonprofit Announces Two Additions To Board Of Directors

Erica Mitchell

Harmony Foundation, an over 50year-old Colorado-based nonprofit addiction treatment center, today announced that Erica Louise Mitchell, MD and Price Marshall, MA, MFT have accepted invitations to join its board of directors. Their experience and leadership in the clinical field will help as the program continues to innovate and better serve populations seeking care. Harmony has been expanding in recent years to offer access to the organization's respected treatment model across the state. “It is paramount that we continue to meet new challenges as they present themselves and deliver the mission of Harmony in pioneering and unprecedented ways. By adding board members of the caliber of Erica Louise Mitchell and Price Marshall, we can with great

confidence say this organization will continue to rise to the occasion,” said Harmony Foundation CEO Jim Geckler. Mitchell is an attending psychiatrist for Hennepin Healthcare in Minneapolis with publications on gene therapy and therapeutic advances in neurological disorders. She graduated cum laude in biology from Harvard University and earned her MD at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Marshall has worked as a therapist and trainer in Los Angeles for decades, specializing in marriages and families. She is also an adjunct professor at Antioch University leading courses in treating substance use disorders and addictions. She

Price Marshall

is a graduate of New York University with a master’s degree in psychology.

Sunday, April 17 ~ 8:00 & 10:30 am ~ 451 Promontory Drive ~ Estes Park

RESURRECTION This Day April 15 in History 1997 Baseball honors Jackie Robinson by retiring #42 for all teams 1983 Tokyo Disneyland opens 1965 NFL changes penalty flag from white to bright gold


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About The Estes Park Woman’s Club By Karen McPherson, Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center

The Estes Park Woman’s Club (the Club) is a 110year-old organization that supports the library, the Town, Rocky Mountain National Park and the schools. They are justifiably proud of their contributions to the community throughout the years. They built trails in Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) before “Rocky” was officially Rocky. They also gave land for the headquarters of RMNP’s Administration Building (the building was set to be built in Washington, DC, but the Club lobbied to have RMNP’s administration run locally). They are well-known to have been responsible for the funding and construction of the Estes Valley Library, which Woman’s Club co-founder Alma Bond directed for its first 25 years. Judi Cunningham, current President of the Woman’s Club, says, “We believe it is important to share the perseverance of women in local history. If they felt something needed to be done, they/we did it.” The founding of the Club and their historical “gett’er done” character is a colorful story on its own. It was originally chartered as a women’s auxiliary, with the intent of fundraising in support of the Estes Park Protective and Improvement Association, an early men’s organization. In 1912, the auxiliary presented their first profitable season of fundraising ($400), proposing those funds be used for the improvement of trails in and out of the village. They were reminded that their role was to make money, not make policy. Eleanor Hondius snatched her purse closed, said thank you very much, and founded the Estes Park Woman’s Club. And Then the Women Took Over....with dusty boots on two dirt roads, full skirts, and a mind of their own to build businesses and shepherd the birth of Estes Park. Harriet Burgess was a long-time member of the Woman’s Club who recently wrote a history of the organization, by hand, mind-you, to celebrate the organizations 100-year anniversary. Upon her death in 2012, there was her final script, the last pages complete. The work has been typed up and

published by the Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation. One of the Club’s longest standing commitment is to the Estes Valley Library. They started promoting literacy in this town with a reading room that offered books from a traveling library out of Denver. They continue to support literacy. Each year, we support the visiting author program at the schools by paying the author’s fees to visit and present. They have also purchased the fireplaces in both the upper and lower level of the library. The Woman’s Club is primarily a social club but continues to do some fundraising. As a social club, they meet monthly for lunch and are presented with local speakers on a variety of issues. Some fundraising events allow them to give back to the community. Last year, they gave roughly $12,000 locally: they purchased band uniforms, books for the school, and contributed to the Woman’s Monument. They consistently give to Bright Christmas, which gets supplies to students at the start of each school year. The Woman’s Club has a membership of over 100 women. At each meeting, they affirm the organizations edict to have “a strong belief in being generous, calm, serene, gentle in our thoughts, words and actions.” They believe that if something is good for the community,

they will collaborate and help to make it happen. The Woman’s Club annual membership dues are $35 and roughly $20 per luncheon. Their next luncheon is April 13 at the Landing. The presentation will be Young Chautauquan’s. This is primarily a youth-centric group that researches a historical figure of their choice and presents the impact of that character in first person. This program is led by Katherine Dumont, fourth grade teacher. Club committees include everything from yearbooks to The Woman’s Club was chartered as a women’s auxiliary, meant to raise funds for a men’s organization. Facebook, song leader to archives coordinator and Once they started fundraising, they took to their own more. The learn more about projects and politics by forming the Woman’s Club in the Club and get involved, 1912. At that time, the town consisted of dirt streets visit and wooden storefronts, the Stanley Hotel was just, built, and Enos Mills was lobbying to establish Rocky contact Judi Cunningham, or Mountain National Park. The Woman’s Club was active mail to PO Box 507. in steering the early development of Estes Park. Nonprofit collaboration sidebar: Much of the history Valley Library, the Estes Park Museum, of the Woman’s Club is thread throughthe Trail-Gazette and the Colorado Hisout books published by The Estes Park toric Newspaper Collection. Museum Friends & Foundation. These The Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Cenbooks are sold through the Museum Gift ter consistently shines a light on local orShop, at Macdonald Book Shop, and on ganizations to help bring their good works Amazon. Local history can also be keyinto the living rooms of local residents. A word searched through digitized newscatalog of interviews with local organizapapers, including articles, images and advertisements. Information is available tions as well as a comprehensive list of 100 nonprofits in and in-service to the starting in 1908 and accessed via This proj- Estes Valley is available on ect is a collaboration between the Estes

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Five Fun Facts About…The Snowy Egret By: Dawn Wilson

This week’s featured animal is the snowy egret. April is spring migration for many birds and uncommon species show up in Estes Valley and Rocky Mountain National Park as they journey north. Lake Estes offers an ideal stopover location where birds can rest, and the snowy egret is one that sometimes makes an appearance in the area. Here are five more fun facts about this

small, elegant heron. 1. It is believed that snowy egret mates cannot recognize each other except at the nest. To avoid being attacked by the other bird as an intruder at the nest, they do elaborate greeting displays to confirm their identity. 2. Snowy egrets find prey, such as invertebrates, amphibians and fish, by using a foot to stir up the mucky bottom in shallow bodies of water.

3. Another hunting method performed by the snowy egret is to stay perfectly still to wait for prey to swim by and then stab their bill into the water to catch the meal. 4. During the mating season, snowy egrets develop showy, lacy plumes on their head, neck and back. 5. Snowy egrets are colonial nesters selecting rookeries with not only snowy egrets but other herons and egrets, such as little blue herons, cattle egrets and

black-crowned night herons. Although snowy egrets do not nest in Estes Park, there are small nesting populations in Colorado. Dawn Wilson is a professional and award-winning nature photographer who lives in Estes Park year-round. You can see more of her work, join one of her Rocky tours, and purchase prints at or follow her on Instagram: @dawnwilsonphoto.

Snowy egrets will patiently wait for prey to swim by them before snatching it out of the water with their bill.

Snowy egrets have lacy feathers on their head, neck and back during breeding season.

A portrait of a snowy egret showing the bright colors of its face during breeding season.

Snowy egrets can be identified from other white egrets by their yellow feet.

A snowy egret appears to run across the surface of the water while chasing prey.

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Giving Guest Program Launches May 1 By Karen McPherson, Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center

We have 4.6M guests. If every guest gave one dollar to support the services provided by nonprofits in the Estes Valley…. that would be a HUGE impact. If even 2% of visitors to the Estes Valley were motivated to give back $10, that is $920,000. Guests of the Estes Valley are proud of visiting Estes Park. They are part of this community. But how do they give back? And to what organizations? Well, now there’s a way. Last week, over 40 nonprofits and businesses met to learn about the Giving Guest program, set to launch on May 1. There are currently 36 nonprofits registered to benefit from this program. They are divided up into categories to make it easier for guests to make an impactful connection with the community. They may not know the name of any one organization, but they likely have an interest in a category of services they benefit from or believe in, such as Arts and Culture; Conservation, Environment, and Recreation; Emergency and Human Services, Community and Education; Healthcare and Wellness; and Youth and Families. Guests go to restaurants, retail stores, rely on lodging, and access recreation through businesses. Business owners and managers and those informing and orienting guests are poised to be natural ambassadors of this program. There are so many giving businesses in this town; they sponsor events, they provide inkind donations, and they show up for philanthropy. Businesses are not asked to donate money via Giving Guests; they are asked to share their spirit of support with their customers. Guests love to stay and play in Estes Park. Now they can now engage in a meaningful way by supporting the services and nonprofit organizations that make this town – and its residents – healthy and strong. The collective goal of this program is to

connect tourism, businesses, and nonprofits. This program is setting up to raise $600k across the six categories during its first period, May 1 - September 30. Surely there is a nonprofit that impacts you personally or whose work you see as meaningful to this community. Wouldn’t it be great if scores of others would join you in supporting them? Guests can easily access the secure Giving Guest website by scanning a QR code, texting EPGuestsGive to 41444, or visiting At the end of every summer, the EPNRC will equally distribute the Giving Guest monies collected to the nonprofits signed up under the aforementioned categories. The EPNRC is working with the Estes Chamber to have these QR codes and information about the Giving Guest program in businesses and all lodging accommodations across the Estes Valley. EPNRC and UWLC will be at the Tourism Trade Show hosted by the Chamber on May 3 to distribute marketing materials. Any community member, volunteer, or business interested in tools to promote this program can contact EPNRC at EPNRC offers a digital promotional tool kit online at The Giving Guest program is a collaborative partnership of the Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center (EPNRC), the Estes Chamber, and United Way of Larimer County (UWLC). The Giving Guest program launches with generous support from the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado. EPNRC will share the results of this program on, on Facebook @epnonprofit, and Instagram @epnrc. Strong Nonprofits = Strong Community.

New & Returning Members Invited To Estes Park Women’s Golf Luncheon The Estes Park Women’s Golf Association would like to invite new and returning members to join us for the 2022 golf season at the 18 hole course. There is an exciting schedule of events already planned for this season. Our opening luncheon will be Tuesday, April 26, 2022.

The first day of the golf season is Tuesday, May 3, 2022. For more details about golf and the luncheon please contact Carla SprengWebb at 480-695-9293 or


Half-Pound Burritos 3 varieties to choose from On Saturday April 23rd a special Fundraising Event for Lifelong Learning of Estes Valley Preschool will take place at Cinnamon’s Bakery, 920 W. Elkhorn Ave., Estes Park. The event is a “Burrito Drive-Thru Fundraiser” featuring curbside pickup of Half-Pound Burrito’s, either hot or frozen, prepared for you by Cinnamon’s Bakery. You’ll have 3 varieties to choose from, $7.00 per Burrito:

(1) Vegetarian Egg, Potato & Cheese (2) Classic Egg, Potato, Cheese & Bacon (3) Spicy Egg, Potato, Cheese, Chorizo & Green Chili. Curbside pickup will be Saturday April 23 from 10:15 to 12:15 @ Cinnamon’s Bakery. Pre-orders are strongly encouraged. (Limited quantities will be available for day of event). Place your pre-order now through: Friday Noon, April 22. 1. Pre-order by email: 2. Text: 970-460-8659 Cash or card payments accepted day of event at pick-up or Venmo@iheartburritos Sponsored by Cinnamon’s Bakery, 920 W. Elkhorn Ave., Estes Park. All proceeds will go to Lifelong Learning of Estes Valley Preschool (LLEV Preschool), The school is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and is licensed with the State of Colorado.

POSTER CONTEST for Middle School -- High School artists

CASH PRIZES Winner’s poster will be used as flyers and handouts to promote

ESTES RECYCLES DAY SUBMISSIONS accepted in SPANISH or ENGLISH DEADLINE -- MAY 4 Submit at School or submit electronically to Contest questions also welcome here. POSTER MUST INCLUDE ESTES RECYCLES DAY Sat., AUG 27, 2022 9am-12noon Main Parking lot at the Estes Park Events Complex MUST enter from Manford Avenue

Electronics Station Scrap Metal Station Shredding Station Questions? CREATIVITY AND IMAGINATION, ATTRACTION AND COMPREHENSION.

Optional Information to include: It is illegal to place elctronics in landfill or recycling receptacles in Colorado. There are fees for the E-cycle Station and suggested minimum donation for Shredding. Shred-a-thon shreds paper containing personal information. No preshredded paper.

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THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST Almost everyone knows what that is. It will be celebrated by millions of people during this Easter week, a time when the religious world traditionally remembers the trial, the crucifixion, and the resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. We celebrate because: through His death on the cross, believers in Him receive redemption from their sins; through His resurrection we look beyond our life here to our own resurrection and the heavenly reward that God has prepared for those who are ‘in Christ’. Please join the millions of others this week in commemorating the life, death and resurrection, of our Lord. However, many will also remember a movie, produced years ago, entitled ‘The Passion of the Christ’. It depicted the events of the twelve hours before Jesus’ death and resurrection. Wikipedia describes it as an ‘American epic biblical drama produced, directed, and written by Mel Gibson…depicting the Passion of Jesus, according to the Gospel accounts in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John…The Passion of the Christ received enthusiastic support from the American evangelical community before the film’s release. Gibson reached out to hundreds of church leaders through pre-release screenings to receive feedback and support. The result: the Scriptural nature of things viewed in the film was verified and the film was released on Ash Wednesday, February 25, 2004 to be shown in theaters, becoming the highest-grossing Christian film of all time. Eventually it was released on video for personal purchase by individuals and groups. 4.1 million copies were purchased the first day. Mel Gibson analyzed the reason for its popularity: “This is a movie about Love, Hope, Faith, and Forgiveness. Jesus died for all mankind, suffered for all of us. It’s time to get back to the basic message. The world has gone nuts. We all need more love, hope, faith, and forgiveness.” If you have seen the movie you will remember that it very graphically depicts the events of that weekend, unlike other ‘Passion Plays’ and events where the death of our Lord is downplayed to a point of unreality. My wife and I attended such a one many years ago on an Easter Sunday at the Crystal Cathedral (Robert Schuller’s church) in Los Angeles. It was impressive. They had soldiers on horses pass down the aisles, people dressed like angels hanging from the ceiling, (I was worried the one above me might end up in my lap) and, eventually, on the podium a cross was placed and a solitary figure was attached to it…no blood, no agony depicted. Was that what the horrific crucifixion of Jesus was like? Perhaps some would like to think so. One critic wrote: “The director’s zeal is evident but the Passion of the Christ movie will leave many viewers emotionally drained rather than spiritually uplifted.” Frankly, I can’t remember the last time I attended a memorial service for a loved one ‘feeling uplifted’ as I thought about their loss, but many where I was ‘emotionally drained’, as one should be when we love the one who has passed away…especially if they ‘died for me’, like Jesus did. I believe that reluctance to be ‘emotionally drained’ may explain why many churches no longer serve and eat the Lord’s Supper each Sunday as Jesus commanded them to do…’in remembrance of Him’. When we truly remember His suffering on the cross, as we ‘eat the bread’ and ‘drink the cup’ focused on His death, it may be ‘draining’, rather than ‘uplifting’. It should! “When Jesus came to Golgotha, they nailed Him to a tree. They drove great nails through hands and feet and made a Calvary. They crowned Him with a crown of thorns, red were the wounds and deep, for those were crude and cruel days, and human flesh was cheap. When Jesus came to our town, we simply passed Him by. We wouldn’t hurt a hair of Him, we only let Him die. For men have grown more gentle now, we wouldn’t give Him pain. We simply passed on down the street and left Him in the rain. And Jesus cried ‘Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.’ And still it rained the winter rain that drenched Him through and through. And we passed on by and left Him there without a soul to see. And Jesus leaned against the wall, and longed for Calvary.” Few things are worse than apathy when someone dies…especially dies for us. Several of us are going to view The Passion of the Christ on Friday evening, April 15, at 5:30. We would love to have all who desire to do so, to join us for this free event at our church building at 1470 Fish Creek Road. Bob Lewis

Sometimes I think spring has come and other times I think it is still winter. Nevertheless, I know spring is here even if it is hiding a bit. Easter is just around the corner. Funny how we look forward to each change of season and then we are so anxious to get into the next one. I really loved our long winter and all the snow. Of course, I do not have to get out to go to work. I can just sit inside and enjoy the beauty. Now spring is another thing altogether. I have yard work and flowers to plant, varmints, and weeds to fight. My aspens are full of seedlings. They look like caterpillars blowing all over trying to start little aspens. People know about their roots sprouting new aspens. The seedlings try to do the same. I become a murderer with weed killer going after them. I had Greg and Cecelia over the other night for diner and to play cards. We are hooked on a game called Five Crowns. When not playing that, our family likes the challenge of Rubi cubes. I fixed a new recipe; it was a real success; chicken fricassee. It was different from what my mother used to make. Her chicken fricassee was in a red gravy. But then most everything was in a red gravy as Daddy liked it that way. I adapted the recipe from one from Martha Stewart. Fricassee is a fancy word for stewed!

Chicken Fricassee 1 whole chicken or equal parts of a chicken. Cut into 8-10 pieces. 3 Tbs. butter Salt and pepper 1 Tbs. olive oil ½ large red onion or sweet onion, diced. I used a red onion ½ diced carrot 1 stalk celery, diced 8 oz. pkg. sliced button mushrooms. 2 cloves garlic chopped ½ tsp. dried thyme 2 Tbs. flour 2/3 cup white wine, drink the rest! 4 cups chicken broth 1/4 cup chopped parsley or equivalent dried

1 bay leaf 2 egg yolks ¼ cup heavy cream ½ tsp. dried tarragon 2 Tbs. lemon juice Season chicken with salt and pepper. In Dutch oven heat butter and oil over med-high heat and sauté’ chicken in two batches. Turn once and fry until chicken is golden. I did not cook it too long, as the chicken will cook in the sauce. Transfer to plate. Sauté’ onion, carrot, and celery until soft. Add mushrooms and cook until they release their moisture, stir in flour, cook until it is absorbed by the vegetable. Slowly add wine and broth. Bring to boil for about 45 seconds. Place chicken on top of vegetables, pour any juice that has accumulated on dish. Add herbs to pot except the tarragon and lemon juice. Cover partially and cook about 30 minutes. Transfer chicken to plate and boil juice until slightly reduced. Discard bay leaf. Whisk egg yolks with cream. Temper with ½ cup of cooking liquid and the slowly add to pot. Return chicken to pot and add the lemon juice and tarragon. Simmer to heat and combine. Serve over egg noodles, rice or mashed potatoes. I served in large soup dishes over noodles. Add a wonderful bread and salad and now you have a scrumptious meal. Martha used mostly fresh herbs and no garlic. The dried worked simply fine. Congratulations to all three winning Town Trustees. Guess who I am most proud of?! Congratulations to all who ran. It is wonderful to take interest in our town government. This seems like an involved recipe, but it was extremely easy, and I will make it again. I had never made a liaison (egg and cream thickener) before. I was familiar with the mirepoix (carrot, onion, and celery) as we use that so much in Louisiana cooking. Happy and holy Easter and Passover. My email: Bon Appétit.

Estes Park Table Tennis Club New Spring/Summer Hours

April 15 - April 21

Coming Soon

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TICKETS May 28th

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If you are looking for a new social and competitive activity, the Estes Park Table Tennis Club is back! We will now meet on Mondays from 4-7 p.m., at Mountain View Bible Fellowship in the gymnasium, access through the north side door. All skill levels and ages are welcome. Lessons available, show up or call Joe at 970-232-8505. Check out our Estes Park Table Tennis Club Facebook page at 3313612738

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Sponsors Make The Estes Park Duck Race Possible Without sponsorships, there wouldn’t be an Estes Park Duck Race. Local businesses and citizen donors propel the event, supply the major prizes and help offset the costs of putting on the fundraiser that has delivered nearly $3 million to Estes Valley nonprofits and charities since its inception in 1989. “As the Duck Race has grown, so has our list of Major and Associate sponsors as well our gratitude for their support,” said Scott Thompson, this year’s sponsorship coordinator. “Without their belief in our cause we wouldn’t have a Duck Race.” This year for the first time ever, a Named Sponsor, Claire’s Restaurant and Bar, has made a generous donation that will enable the Race to be promoted and live streamed by the Rocky Mountain Channel and Nick Molle. In turn, sponsors’ contributions are announced in local media, on the Duck Race website, on the poster that advertises the Duck Race Festival, in videos on the Facebook page that promotes the event, and on The Rocky Mountain Channel on Race Day. Sponsorships are either paid or in-kind, which include donation of goods or services equal to or greater than the cash amount. If you ask sponsors why they sign on, of course, it’s to support an event that this year will be raising money for 66 different charitable causes in the Estes Valley. And for Major Sponsors, it’s also for the hand-decorated large yellow duck they receive to show their support. These sponsor ducks are proudly displayed after the race at places of business around the Estes Valley. “We have been so fortunate to have the support of our sponsors,” Thompson said. “Their backing has allowed us to offer large cash prizes this year of $8,000, $5,000, and $2,000 to the top three Duck Race winners, and to continue the Duck Race tradition for a 34th year.” Major sponsors to date include: Alpine Gardens – Loveland; Arthur J Gallagher Insurance, Risk Management and Con-

sulting; Ballet Renaissance; Bank of Colorado; Bank of Estes Park; Bird & Jim’s Restaurant; Briggs Carpet Care; Cheley Colorado Camps; Crackpots Pottery Studio and More; Creativity Cabin; Dallman Construction Company, Inc; Design Center of Estes Park; Dunraven Inn; Eagle Rock School; Ed’s Cantina & Grill; Estes Park Dental (Dr. Daniel Rauk); Estes Park Health; Estes Park News; Estes Park TrailGazette; FrontDesk, Inc.; Inkwell & Brew; Jim Whiteneck; John’s Well Service; Karol Rinehart; Local Herd Studios; Mark Lee; Macdonald Book Shop; McDonalds Restaurant; Mel Rueppel; Mountain Shadows Resort; Nicky’s Resort; Nicky’s Steakhouse; Premier Members Credit Union; Quality Inn; Rambo’s Longhorn Liquor; Ridgeline Hotel/Delaware North; The Rocky Mountain Channel; Shotts Merryman & Company; Sky Run; Snowy Peaks Winery; State Farm Insurance; Timberline/UC Health; T-Mobile; TDS Telecom; The Thompson Group; Town of Estes Park; Trailblazer Broadband; Visit Estes Park; Westover Construction; Wheel Bar; and YMCA of the Rockies. Associate Sponsors to date include: A la Carte Kitchen Store; Airbits; Ann Wise and Stephen Riedlinger; Bart’s Liquor; Chelitos Mexican Restaurant; Chuck and Dale Bonza; Coldwell Banker Estes Village Properties; Docter Construction; Elkhorn Law, LLC; EPCO Properties, LLC; Glacier Creek Construction; Jack Boatman; Jack Overly; John Poskey; Key Bank; Kirk’s Flyshop; La Mexicana; La Tradition Tacos; Milt Garrett; Peter and Stephanie Sinnott; Rita and Phil DuChateau; Rocky Mountain Pharmacy; UPS Store; Wayne Newsom; and Estes Angler. Major Sponsors donate $500 and Associate Sponsors donate $100. “This is a very giving group and many of them have been sponsors of The Rotary Club Duck Race for many years,” Thompson said. “We truly thank them and appreciate their continued support.” To adopt a duck or a flock, visit

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Estes Park News

Estes Park News then choose a participating charitable or nonprofit organization from the list shown.

Each organization and its work is described by a brief summary. Whichever Organization(s) the adopter selects will receive $19 of every $22 duck adoption fee paid. Quack Packs are also available (buy five and get a 6th duck free). The Estes Park Rotary Duck Race Festival is held annually on the first Saturday in May. The Annual Duck Race continues a tradition started in 1989, which has returned nearly $3 million to local Estes Park charities and groups. 2022 marks the 34th annual Duck Race. Estes Park News

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Spring Clean Up Day




STANLEY HOME MUSEUM The Stanley Home Museum depends on volunteers for every aspect of our daily operations, and we are always looking to grow our dedicated team. Join us today to connect with a community of people who, like you, value stimulation, enrichment, and fun. Interpretive Guides: Do you enjoy learning about history? We are looking for enthusiastic story tellers to interact with our visitors as they think about how the Stanleys’ experiences apply to their own lives and hometowns. Shuttle Drivers: Limited parking at the Museum means that visitors begin their trip back in time on our shuttle at the Estes Park Visitor Center. When driving the shuttle, you’ll be able to meet local residents and visitors from all over the world. To join our team, call RJ Lara at 970-235-0062 or fill out a volunteer form at

It’s Spring Clean Up time again! Over the winter a lot of trash and debris collects along our roads, in trees and bushes, around our lakes, and along the river. Many volunteers are needed to assist in the annual clean up of our town in preparation for the Duck Race, to create a safer environment, and to beautify our community for residents and visitors.

Mark your calendars for the morning of Saturday, April 30th, 9 a.m. to noon to help with this effort, a collaboration of the Town of Estes Park, the Rotary Club of Estes Park, the Estes Valley Recreation and Parks Department, and Atlas Disposal. Groups and volunteers are asked to meet at 9 a.m. at the east side of the Visitor’s Center for instructions, route assignments, and distribution of orange bags. Watch for another article with more information to follow. You may contact Tara Moenning at if you have questions.

In A Tangled Mess! Jim Ward spotted this young bull elk who has gotten himself tangled in some purple netting. Never fear, the bulls are shedding their antlers and he should be free of this entanglement very soon. Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers are often called to

help animals such as this but unless the object that they are entangled with is impeding them eating or drinking, they will usually just monitor their situation in hopes that they will free themselves. Photos by Jim Ward

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Quilters Selling Ukranian Themed Pot Holders/Trivets For Emergency Relief Quilters from Trail Ridge Quilters and EP Quilt Guild are making and selling potholders/trivets for Ukrainian Relief. Potholders have a sunflower fabric on one side and the blue and yellow colors of the Ukrainian flag on the reverse side. Each potholder/trivet is 9 x 9 inches and sells for $15. All proceeds go to the Ro-

tary International Emergency Relief Fund- Ukraine. Deadline to order is May 15. Please contact Joanie Jonell to order at or 720-350-8080. Designs are shown below so customers may order their preferred pattern.

Estes Park Senior Citizens Center Menu April 18 – 22 Monday, Apr 18

Denver Omelette (ham, mushrooms, onions & green peppers) w/ hashbrowns & fruit

Tuesday, Apr 19

Avocado Bacon Cheddar Burger w/ 3-Bean Salad

Wed., Apr 20

Country Fried Chicken w/ Mashed Potatoes, gravy & vegetables

Thursday, Apr 21

Spaghetti w/ Meatballs, garlic bread & side salad

Friday, Apr 22

Shrimp Basket (8 fried) w/ Homemade Chips & soup

April 25 – 29 Monday, Apr 25

Chicken Quesadilla w/ soup of the day

Tuesday, Apr 26

Vegetarian Burger (topped w/ mushrooms, swiss cheese & avocado) w/ Pasta Salad

Wed., Apr 27

Philly Chicken Sandwich (topped w/ mozzarella cheese, green peppers & onions) w/ 3-Bean Salad


Thursday, Apr 28

Meat Lasagna w/ garlic bread & side salad

Friday, Apr 29

Fish & Homemade Chips w/ soup of the day

Meals are $7 for current 2022 EP Senior Citizens Center members and are by reservation only. (Or 3 meals for $20; use pre-paid meal tickets.) Exact cash or check payment required. Reservations must be made by 1:00 PM at least one business day in advance. Note, if you want to reserve a meal for Monday, Apr 18th, you need to call before 1:00 PM on Friday, Apr 15th. For reservations call 970-581-2195 and leave a detailed message. Pre-paid meal tickets and membership forms are available at the Estes Park Senior Citizens Center located at 1760 Olympian Lane and at

The Center is OPEN (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 10-1; Tuesday 10-2) TriFit (MWF 10:30-11:15); Yoga/Balance (TT 10:15-11:15) Mahjong (Tuesdays 10-2); Crafts (Tuesdays 11:30-1) Two Bridge Groups: 1st, 3rd, & 5th Wednesday of the month & Every Thurs 12:30-4 PM Reserved Meals-to-Go delivered to your vehicle or EAT at the Senior Citizens Center


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Collin Reetz 12th Grade The back of all items will feature the blue and yellow colors of the Ukraine flag.

Quilters Julie Boles and Joanie Jonell show us their amazing handiwork.

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Congratulations to Collin Reetz, the Estes Park High School Student of the Week for April 15, 2022. At EPHS, Collin plays three sports; football, basketball and baseball and his favorite class is civics. He has lettered in all three of these sports and has received all conference four years in a row. Outside of school, he likes to play golf, throw darts and go fishing. When asked his favorite place to visit he said he loves to go on vacation in Atlanta, Georgia. He said, “I love this place because when I travel there I usually go for football camps or personal training for football.” Collin’s favorite quote is, “I want quarterbacks who are willing to sacrifice more than most to achieve greatness, push themselves a little further than they thought they could” by his quarterback trainer. He said, “I love this quote because my trainer is a really positive and hardworking person. The best piece of advice he’s ever

received is that in Estes Park the culture is different, so don’t let that dictate your future. Your summer job can wait, go support your team in the off-season, get better at your craft. After high school, he plans on going to Concordia University, Nebraska where he plans to play football.

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Have you ever seen a place so beautiful, it’s hard to believe? Seeing is believing when experiencing this breathtaking property in Estes Park! A once in a lifetime opportunity begins where the road ends. Less than 15 minutes from downtown, you’ll experience unobstructed cinematic views of the Continental Divide and Dollar Lake. With countless hiking trails just steps away in Roosevelt National Forest and Rocky Mountain National Park, a true Colorado lifestyle awaits right outside your front door. On nearly 11 acres, a private 4000+ sq. ft. home and 4000+ sq. ft. outbuilding including a 1 bed, 1 bath accessory dwelling welcomes not only you, but all your guests. This incredible space could be used for a classic car collection, art studio, gym or any passion that needs room to spread out. Transform your dreams into a reality. Room for horses, a large deck for entertaining, and IMAX quality views, this legacy property awaits you. Grab a seat for another majestic sunset and soak in all that Colorado has to offer. LISTED AT: $2,800,000


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Open House Saturday, April 16 12pm–2pm 19 Memory Lane, Glen Haven • 2 bedrooms / 3 baths • Beautifully forested setting • 860 SF 2 level workshop • Entire upper level is a grand primary suite Start making memories today, $609,000

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Do you like to play chess? Did you enjoy “Queen’s Gambit” on tv last year? Have you ever wondered how a mere pawn can be as powerful as a queen? If any of these pique your interest, then we have a great activity for you! There is an adult chess club that meets weekly at the Estes Park Community Center, and in addition to having a great time, meeting new folks, and enjoying both brain work and friendly banter it is free to join. That’s right, no dues or membership requirements (other than a sensible approach to staying healthy in these times) to participate in this adult







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Final Estes Fly Tyer Group Meeting Last call to join the fly tying group in May! A big thank you to Seth Richmond, Rector, St. Bartholomew’s Church for providing us a large well lit room to have our fly tying sessions. We meet the first Tuesday of every month throughout the fall/winter months. Where we meet: St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 880 MacGregor Avenue Last meeting of this season: Tuesday, May 3-6:00-8:30 p.m. What to bring: Bring your own vise,

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tools, materials. The idea of this group is to get together and tie flies, share ideas and techniques. You tie the flies that are of interest to you. Restock your box, get ready for this summer and find out what is working in the Estes area. All skill levels are welcome. If you are not a fly tyer you are welcome to come and observe. No fees, it’s free! If you have questions, please contact Susan Underwood at 972-375-1984 or Frank Drummond at 303-810-4538.

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group. We meet in the lower level of the building every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. and once you have met the local requirements to get in there is nothing but fun (and maybe some learning) ahead! And if you are one that thinks chess is boring to watch or play then we will be happy to endeavor to change your mind. Along with competitive games we often work through problems and exercises as a group and have lots of fun doing it. Just drop in and introduce yourself, and be ready! For more information, please contact John Gintert at 720-217-6677.

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April Specials In The Estes Park Museum Friends Gift Shop In April, the Estes Park Museum Friends Shop will offer the Estes Park Then & Now hooded long sleeve t-shirt at 15% off the original price to all shoppers. Of course, Friends Members will receive an additional 10% off with their Friends membership discount benefit. This shirt has a beautifully merged photo of black and white (then) Estes Park and color (now). Originally $29.95, now $25.45 (small, medium, large, XL) or $27.15 (XXL). The cost of each will be discounted 15% at the register with an additional 10% for museum members. Come in and enjoy shopping at the Estes Park Museum Gift Shop—lots of goodies await! The mission of the Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation, Inc. is to support the mission of the Estes

Park Museum through fundraising, publications, volunteerism, outreach, and special projects and events.


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Salud Offers Covid Vaccine & Boosters Salud is offering the COVID Vaccine & Booster Shots to the Estes Community Salud está ofreciendo a la Comunidad de Estes Park vacunas contra COVID, incluida la vacuna de refuerzo Vaccines (Moderna & Pfizer) are available to anyone five years of age and older Las vacunas Moderna y Pfizer están

disponibles para cualquier persona de 5 años en adelante. Boosters (Moderna & Pfizer) are available to anyone 12 years and older Los refuerzos (Moderna y Pfizer) están disponibles para cualquier persona de 12 años en adelante. Call to schedule today! ¡llame Para Programar Una Cita Hoy! (303) 697-2583.

Estes Park Special Olympics Bowling At Chipper’s Lanes Estes Park Special Olympics has started up once again. Organizers are hosting bowling fun on Wednesdays from 3:305:00 p.m. at Chipper’s Lanes. All ages are welcome to participate. Cost is $5 for the first game including shoes and $3.85 for each additional game. For more information, contact Audri Smith at 970-451-3762 or email

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Fabulous established floral business in Estes Park in operation for 15 years. Custom wedding and funeral arrangements, fresh cut bouquets, and the most adorable live plants around! The Fairy Gardens are so special and unique. Located in one of the most desirable wedding and travel destinations in Colorado, this bright, cheery and creative shop can be yours. A wonderful book of business, rental supplies, and history in the community that would be a wonderful investment for you. Only 275k, plus inventory. Great location and a calendar full of events already! Showings by appointment only. Call listing office for details.



$59,500 PLUS INVENTORY For 15 years the Estes Park Vitamin Store has been serving Estes Park and surrounding areas. Contact the listing office to see this successful business.

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Your dream home – less than 30 minutes south of Estes Park on Highway 7. Gorgeous 3 bed/2 bath mountain retreat with main level living and a wall of windows you’ll love. Well-maintained, including recent fire mitigation. Open floor plan, tankless hot water heater, all the things you’re looking for in your new home, including a fenced backyard.

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Ecosense By: Judi Smith

Up until the 1950s, landfills were not overused like they are today. Food scraps were used in soups or salads or fed to livestock before they went bad. Durable items were stored for the future or given away -not wasted. Children played with adult cast-offs, like those in the dress-up

metal recycler to be sorted, shredded, and melted down to become raw material for remanufactured metal products. Almost all worthwhile purchases hold the same possibility. We must learn to value “old” and “used” gifts from people who no longer found them useful, whether they are inherited, or pur-

box. We had repair shops who “saved” the broken treasure. After WWII, the goal of the US government became restarting the economy by encouraging citizens to go shopping. President Bush (the younger) used the same approach just after 9-11. “Keeping Up with the Joneses”’ was, at certain points in our history, considered patriotic. As a result, we developed a one-way economic base: manufacture, distribute, sell, use … and throw out, so you can “refresh” your home with new purchases. That has changed. Today, we strive to be ecologically as well as economically sustainable. Today, buying for limited use is no longer viable, whether that limitation is for an hour or for a year. Not that we should not buy what we need or even what we want. Yes, shopping stimulates the economy. However, we should shop for quality and buy to last. Even if you like to buy a new wardrobe every year, quality clothing can be passed on to refresh someone else’s closet when you get bored with it. That is the principle of a circular economy. Just as the Native American culture used every part of the animal they hunted, it is possible to use today’s purchases to their fullest extent. Filling the landfill simply cuts off that possibility. Example: The working washing machine you just replaced can replace someone else’s washer that quit working. Their washer can be used for parts by a repair shop. When it is no longer viable for that purpose, the remains can be sold to a

chased from thrift shops, or found at an auction. My office conference table graced my great grandmother’s dining room 100 years ago and Grandaddy’s cross pen (used at my desk) is over 50 years old. No one to inherit from? Be sure you pass things down with great stories of the former owners (you). “Old” has character. As we develop a respect for quality and a culture that values longevity, in both things and people, we build a market for treasures with a past and we encourage the development of repair shops and custom artists. We conserve raw materials in the Earth, including trees and animals, to be here for future generations. We reduce the land devoted to storing our discards and we eliminate the rising tide of ocean pollution. This is what HB22-1159, Waste Diversion And Circular Economy Development Center, seeks to accomplish. By providing incentives for the industry we lack, devoted to collecting and restoring, recycling and using recycled material, we then become a part of the current direction of the world. The intent of HB22-1159 is not only to build the industry itself, but also to become a market center for the increasing interest in recycled and recyclable: manufacture, distribute, sell, use, reuse, recycle, remanufacture, distribute, sell, use, create a circular economy and quit wasting our resources on a one-way trip to the landfill. Agree? Disagree? Comments?

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212 Valley Rd Find beauty, peace, solitude and privacy in this 8.9 acre property with a 3 bed 2 bath true log cabin. This heavenly parcel is mostly wooded with pines and aspens and has a pond and seasonal stream. It includes a heated 2 car garage with separate apartment above, a second garage for an RV with space for a shop or additional storage and a general purpose barn with hay loft and 2 stalls plus a loafing shed. Perfect for a farmlet or just a place to get away from it all. Wild life abounds or you can bring your horses, goats, chickens, llamas. Great views of Mount meeker and Taylor Mountain, Isolation Peak and others. 5 Minutes from Wild Basin area of RMNP. 20 minute drive to Estes Park or Lyons. 35 minute drive to Nederland and skiing at Eldora. A must see! Listed at $1,490,000

0 Bulwark Ridge One of a kind lot in Glen Haven's The Retreat. Sitting on top of a ridge with flat access and views in every direction. Private setting with abundant rock outcroppings that accentuate the views. Plentiful wildlife visits the area. One mile to the Dunraven trailhead with access to RMNPs northern most trails and Signal Mountain on the natl forest. 1.5 mi to the world famous cinnamon rolls at the Glen Haven General Store. 10 mi to Estes Park. Electricity at the road. Needs septic & well. Listed at $189,000

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Easter Church Schedule

Easter At Flatirons Church Don’t do life alone this Easter Sunday. Come and join us at the Reel Mountain Theater. We’re just a group of people journeying through life together; committed to living life on mission as we study the words of Jesus and follow His ways and do His work. Our hope is to create a space where it is safe to belong until you believe. Our Sunday gathering is like meeting in a large living room with an enhanced theater system. It’s a simple format–we meet in a theater, have

Holy Week Schedule for St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church 880 MacGregor Avenue, Estes Park 970-586-4504 Maundy Thursday, April 14th – Holy Eucharist at 7:00 p.m. Good Friday, April 15th – Stations of the Cross at 8:00 a.m. Good Friday Liturgy at 12:10 p.m. Holy Saturday, April 16th – Lighting of the Paschal Candle at Sunset (around 7:30 p.m.) and Renewal of Baptismal Vows. This will be an abbreviated service and will last about 35 minutes. Please note there will be no Eucharist celebrated at this service. The first Eucharist of Easter will be on Easter Sunday at 9:00 a.m. Easter Sunday, April 17th– Easter Sunday at 9:00 a.m. followed by Special Easter Coffee Hour. This service will

also be available on YouTube. St. Francis of Assisi Anglican Church at 3480 St. Francis Way (in Little Valley). Contact Rev. Fr. Dennis L. Ryan III at 970-577-0601 if you have questions. Join us Easter Sunday 9:00 a.m. for morning prayer and/or 9:30 for Easter Holy Communion. Check us out at our website at Hyde Chapel YMCA of the RockiesJoin us for Easter worship at the YMCA of the Rockies on Sunday, April 17 at 10:00 a.m. in Hyde Chapel. Rev. Greg Bunton, Chaplain YMCA of the Rockies 2515 Tunnel Road Estes Park, CO 80511 (W) 970-586-3341 ext. 1012 These Easter services were emailed to us by individual churches.

The Stations Of The Cross Good Friday At St. Francis Of Assisi Anglican Church – 12:00 Noon If you haven’t visited the Stations of the Cross in Little Valley – you’re missing out! Named after the street Jesus last walked in Jerusalem, the “Via Dolorosa” path leads around a slight hill to each station stop, which describes the sequence of His challenging trip to the cross. Last year the Stations of the Cross received a face lift, and the area is refurbished and clean. Join us to commemorate the last journey that Jesus walked centuries ago. Everyone is invited. There are guidebooks with relevant prayers to help follow the station stops in this short hike. This is truly a spiritually unique gem of Estes Valley. Angels watch over the beautiful columbarium dispersed among the natural landscape. The views from this peaceful path are impressive, sighting nearby mountain peaks, Dollar Lake, and the surrounding meadows. This short hike ends above the “Wall of Perpetual Mem-

ory” and now includes the 15th station, His Resurrection. The church building is inspired by the chapel in which St. Francis of Assisi worshiped. It was designed by Father Bill Wells, the first priest of St. Francis. This quaint chapel is open at any time to allow visitors the opportunity to pray and feel the presence of God. There is also a CD available focusing on the Stations of the Cross and showing “God in Nature” here in the Rockies. If you would like to participate, please meet us in the lower parking lot of St. Francis of Assisi Anglican Church at 11:50 Friday, April 15th, located at 3480 St. Francis Way (in Little Valley). Contact Rev. Fr. Dennis L. Ryan III at 970-577-0601 if you have questions. Also join us Easter Sunday 9:00 a.m. for morning prayer and/or 9:30 for Easter Holy Communion. Check us out at our website at

no live worship, and keep the meeting to 60 minutes. Outside of the Sunday gathering we look forward to connecting with you during the week to build deeper friendships. This Sunday we will have a brunch at 10 a.m. and then enjoy a live stream worship service from Flatirons Community Church at 11 a.m. The Reel Mountain Theater is located at 543 Big Thompson Ave in Estes Park. For more information, email us at

Partners Mentoring Youth Be a part of changing lives and shaping futures with Partners! There are several ways you can help youth, families, and the volunteers Partners serves in the Estes Valley. Partners provides mentoring for youth ages 7-18 year of age in our Communitybased and School-based Mentoring Programs. Learn more at How you can help: 1) Volunteer to become a mentor, activity volunteer, or an advisory council member. Youth are patiently waiting for mentors. Email: or call 970-577-9348. 2) Adopt a Duck (or more than one) through the Estes Park Duck Race and Partners will receive $19 for every duck adoption designated to Partners. You will have a chance to win some great prizes. Go directly to: 3) If you are in Estes Park between April and June, and want an easy way to support Partners, go to Rock Cut Brewing Company and order an Altruism Beer. For every Altruism beer sold this quarter, Rock Cut Brewing Company will donate $1.00 to Partners at the end of this quarter. Cheers! 4) Partners is still accepting donations

for our Elevate Partners Fundraising Campaign for 2022. Our goal is to raise $7500 to directly support five partnerships in Estes Park. Make a donation online at:

nate (Under 'what type of donation' click on Event 80517 Donation and under notes type in 'Elevate Partners'). Or send a check payable to Partners to PO Box 484, Estes Park, CO 80517, and write 'Elevate Partners' on the memo line. Thank you!

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Great Things Happening At Crossroads Ministry By: Brian Schaffer

We’ve had a power-packed week of great things happening at Crossroads with an exciting board meeting, volunteer appreciation breakfast and a supercharged Easter Blessing food distribution. Lots of connections are happening and we are so fortunate to live in such a caring community.

The Duck Race will take place in the actual river this year so you will want to make sure and put this special event on your calendar. Race Day is on Saturday, May 7th. Go to to find out more details on how you can win prizes and support nonprofits like Crossroads Ministry. Easter is an incredible celebration around the world and it’s gonna be big in Estes Park! I encourage each of you to consider finding a special way to celebrate the Resurrection. There are many activities going on this weekend at our local churches. As a college student I especially enjoyed books written by Tony Campolo. One of his messages that I can still remember is entitled, “It's Friday, but Sunday's coming!” You can google this and several videos will come up for you to enjoy. I appreciate you reading this article! It means a lot to me, because I want every-

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one to know about the great things Crossroads is doing. We are known in town as a place where people can get their basic needs met whether it’s through a bag of groceries, rent and utility assistance, or any other basic need that may come up expectantly. Just in the last month our Client Advocate, Jess Borries, has been working with high

school students who need a helping hand with basic necessities such as clothing, groceries, dental and vision care, or transportation to their jobs. But most importantly she is giving them her time as an adult in their life who genuinely cares for them. It’s hard enough being a teenager, so we want to make sure they know they are loved and that we believe in them. We are committed to walking along side of them so every student will feel supported in their pursuit of graduation and whatever else is in store for them in life. I invite you to partner with us in the work we’re doing. Our Neighbors in Need Challenge is going on from now until May 31st with a dollar for dollar matching grant up to $100,000. You can give securely online at or send in a donation to PO Box 3616, Estes Park, CO 80517. Thank you!

Sign Up For Library Emails— Matched To Your Areas Of Interest It will soon be easier than ever to stay “in the know” on library services and programs, “what’s new” in the collections, along with helpful ideas and resources— all in a convenient monthly email spotlighting topics of special interest to you. Starting in May, five new monthly email-newsletters are available to choose from— each with their own unique theme. With just a simple online signup, patrons can opt-in to receive any or all of the subject emails below. Library patrons will continue to receive general-interest emails every two weeks (no action is needed to remain on the generalinterest list). To sign up for any or all of these monthly emails, visit the homepage at Estes Grows Readers (families with kids ages 0 to 8) Parents and caregivers—we’ve got you covered, with monthly programs and ideas to de-stress and keep your little ones learning and thriving. The library

thing happening in the Makerspace, with tools, crafts and tech. Learn alongside fellow makers, and jumpstart your next project. Books & Authors Keep up with author events, library

has resources for every step in a child’s journey. Teen & Tween Zone Get creative, make new friends, and have fun: Book vs. Movie Club; art and science experiments; homework help; video-game free play and virtual reality. Plus alerts on new teen books. Adult Programs Did you know there is a library program happening almost every day of the week? Find out about upcoming author visits, nature talks, community conversations, current affairs programs, and much more. Meet Your Makerspace Awaken your inner creativity (the maker in you!). There’s always some-

book clubs, and other literary delights. We’ll spotlight upcoming programs and showcase what’s brand-new on the shelves—both print and digital. These new thematic emails will go beyond the scope of the library’s general weekly emails, with unique content and fuller information. Anyone who signs up can rest assured that their email address will remain private and not be shared with third-party agencies or businesses. Emails will be used solely to keep library patrons “in the know” on library happenings. At any time, you can update your email preferences if you wish to discontinue receiving any of the email choices. Sign up now to start receiving the new thematic emails next month.

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What’s Happening At The Estes Valley Library HOURS / SPECIAL CLOSURE Closed on April 20 The library will be closed all day Wednesday, April 20 for a Staff Development day. Open Hours: Mondays - Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, 1-5 p.m. ESTES GROWS READERS Books for Bo: Read to a Therapy Dog Tuesday, April 19, 10 - 11 a.m. Also on Wednesday, April 27, 6 - 6:30 p.m. Kids are invited to read aloud while relaxing in the Children’s Room alongside Bo, a licensed therapy dog. Sign-up at Library Storytimes (no sign-up required) Preschoolerers: Thurs., Fri., and Sat., at 10:30 a.m. For babies: Fri. and Sat. at 10 a.m. Pajama Storytime: Wed., May 4 at 6 p.m.

valuable resources. Sign up at TEENS & KIDS Game Day Free Play: Crosswords and Jeopardy Saturday, Apr. 16, 3-4 p.m., Hondius Room Repeated Tuesday, Apr. 26, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Enjoy crossword puzzles with family and friends, and play Jeopardy on the library’s Wii machine. Sign up at Thank-you Cards for First Responders Saturday, April 23, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Makerspace Join in thanking and celebrating emergency responders. The library will provide all the supplies (pattern scissors, hole-punch, craft paper, and the embosser) to create thank-you cards that will be given to first responders of the Marshall Fire. No sign-up required. Artwork Wednesday: Blackout Poetry

MAKERSPACE Learn the Laser Cutter Sat., Apr. 16, 10:30 a.m.-noon Repeated Tues., Apr. 19, 3-4:30 p.m. For ages 15 and up. Sign up at Learn the 3D Printer Tuesday, Apr. 26, 3-4:30 p.m. Repeated Saturday, May 7, 10:30 a.m. noon For ages 15 and up. Sign up at Knitting for Beginners Friday, Apr. 29, 2 - 3:30 p.m. Learn to make a simple project that will keep you warm or protect your kitchen

surfaces from hot or cold items. All materials provided. Sign up at Tech Talk Thursday: Adobe Illustrator Thursday, May 5, 5-6 p.m. Learn about the powerful graphics software used to operate the library’s laser cutter, with a sharing of tips, tricks and lessons learned. Sign up at FRIENDS & FOUNDATION An Evening with Craig Johnson Friday, June 17, 5 p.m. at The Stanley Hotel Pavilion Craig Johnson, bestselling author of the Longmire series, is the guest speaker for an event supporting the Library Friends & Foundation. A limited number of tickets are available for those who join at the $100 Library Lover membership level. Sign-up information at Cliffhanger Used Books Cliffhanger Used Books, located next to the post office, is operated by the Library Friends & Foundation, offering gently-used books, movies, and music at discount prices. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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TAX PREPARATION Tax Forms Available The Library has a supply of basic federal and Colorado tax forms in stock. Special forms can be printed in the library’s computer commons. The AARP Tax Aide program has concluded for the 2022 season. WORKSHOPS Money Talk: Tools for Investing Thursday, Apr. 21, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Makerspace Learn to make money work for you with advanced tools available free of charge. A hands-on overview of the library’s two powerful online resources: Value Line and Morningstar Investment Research Center. Sign up at Getting Started with Genealogy Thursday, Apr. 28, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., Makerspace Searching for family records is easier than ever with online access. Learn how to access the library’s subscription service to, along with other

Wednesday, April 27, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m., Hondius Room We’ll transform old damaged books into works of art, creating original poems in the process. Sign up at Book vs. Movie Club: “The Tale of Despereaux” Saturday, April 30, 11:30 a.m. (español), Hondius Room Saturday, April 30, 1:30 p.m. (English) Book or movie—which do you like best? We’ll discuss the book, then watch the 2008 movie adaptation. Snacks and refreshments provided. Copies of the book available. Sign up at May the 4th Be with You Wednesday, May 4, 3 - 5 p.m., Hondius Room For all ages. Join us for May 4 festivities as we give away free comic books and enjoy Star-Wars-themed fandom with robots and fun photos. Sign up at

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EVICS Family Resource Center And First CO Realty Celebrate Educators EVICS Family Resource Center provides services and programs that strengthen families and community. We are dedicated to supporting educators with resources and education, networking nights, and access to funding, equipment, etc. As we celebrate the Month of the Young Child in April, EVICS and First Colorado Realty are launching a monthly educator recognition program to show appreciation for our dedicated

educators in Estes Park. We are excited to recognize and celebrate Andrea Gaskill, teacher and director of Mountaintop at Bennett! She is an experienced, dedicated early educator working hard to ensure all young children have a positive, supported, early education experience. Please join EVICS Family Resource Center in thanking and celebrating our April Educator of the Month, Andrea Gaskill.

MONTH of the

Easter Egg Hunt At The YMCA Of The Rockies This Saturday

Young Child

Join YMCA of the Rockies this Saturday, April 16th at 9:30 a.m. for a free Easter Egg Hunt! The hunt will be located at the Lula Dorsey Museum at YMCA of the Rockies. The Easter Bunny

will make a special visit during the egg hunt so make sure to bring your camera and your Easter basket! For more information, call 970-586-3341 ext. 1104.

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Saturday, April 2- Spanish Language Nature Program @ YMCA of the Rockies 9am, Story Time @ EV Library 10:30, Wagon Parade and Kick Off Celebration @ EV Library 11 Monday, April 4- Larimer Child Care Fund Application OPEN Tuesday, April 5- Playgroup at the Park, @ Downtown Children's Park 3:30, Election Day Wednesday, April 6- Story Time @ Macdonald Book Shop 10:30, Playgroup at the River @ Riverside Park 11, Pajama Story Time @ EV Library 6:00 pm, Summer YMCA Day Camp Registration OPEN Thursday, April 7- Story Time @ EV Library 10 (Baby) and 10:30, FREE Developmental Screenings at EVICS Family Resource Center 11-3 Friday, April 8- Story Time @ EV Library 10 (Baby) and 10:30 Saturday, April 9- Story Time @ EV Library 10:30, Vaccine Clinic @ EVICS 9-noon Monday, April 11- Bilingual Story Time kits sent home with Kindergarteners at EPES, Provider Night @ EVICS 6-7:30 Tuesday, April 12- Playgroup at the Park, @ Downtown Children's Park 3:30, Special Bilingual Story Time @ Macdonald Book Shop 4pm Wednesday, April 13- Special Bilingual Story Time @ Macdonald Book Shop 10:30, Playgroup at the River @ Riverside Park 11, Early Childhood Music Workshop @ EV Library 6:00 pm Thursday, April 14- Story Time @ EV Library 10 (Baby) and 10:30 Friday, April 15- Story Time @ EV Library 10 (Baby) and 10:30 Saturday, April 16- Story Time @ EV Library 10:30, Easter Egg Hunt @ YMCA of the Rockies 9am, Easter Egg Hunt @ Stanley Park 10 Sunday, April 17- Easter Sunday Monday, April 18- Preschool Circle Time & Craft @ Presbyterian Community Church 1:30-2:30 Tuesday, April 19- Playgroup at the Park, @ Downtown Children's Park 3:30, Licensed Child Care Orientation @ EVICS 5:30-6:30 pm Wednesday, April 20- Story Time @ Macdonald Book Shop 10:30, Playgroup at the River @ Riverside Park 11 Thursday, April 21- Story Time @ EV Library 10 (Baby) and 10:30 Friday, April 22- Story Time @ EV Library 10 (Baby) and 10:30, Earth Day Playgroup @ Lake Estes Marina Park 3-4pm Saturday, April 23- Story Time @ EV Library 10:30 Monday, April 25- Larimer Child Care Fund Application CLOSED Tuesday, April 26- Playgroup at the Park, @ Downtown Children's Park 3:30 Wednesday, April 27- Story Time @ Macdonald Book Shop 10:30, Playgroup at the River @ Riverside Park 11 Thursday, April 28- Story Time @ EV Library 10 (Baby) and 10:30, Early Bird Kickball Team Registration OPEN Friday, April 29- Story Time @ EV Library 10 (Baby) and 10:30 Saturday, April 30- Story Time @ EV Library 10:30, Family Feud @ Circle 119 American Legion 6-9pm

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Apr 15-Apr 22, 2022

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Apr 15: "Our Town". Art Center of Estes Park. Apr 17: National Saison Day Celebration!. The Barrel. From: 11:00 AM to 08:00 PM

FESTIVALS & SPECIAL EVENTS Apr 16: Easter Egg Hunt. YMCA of the Rockies - Estes Park Center. Starting: 09:30 AM


Apr 16: Chris Cagle Live at the Stanley. The Stanley Hotel. Starting: 7:00 PM Apr 16: Random and True acoustic duo. The Rock Inn Mountain Tavern. From: 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM

Apr 17: Bingo Night at Rock Cut Brewing Company. Rock Cut Brewing Company. From: 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM

Apr 15: Tie-Dye Friday: Make Your Own Tie-Dye T-shirt. Inspired Artisan Market & Studio. From: 10:00 AM to 07:00 PM

Apr 18: Jay Roemer - acoustic. The Rock Inn Mountain Tavern. From: 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM

Apr 19: Tuesday Trivia Night. American Legion. From: 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM

Apr 16: Hydro Dipped Tumblers. Inspired Artisan Market & Studio.

Apr 19: Jon Pickett (Chain Station) acoustic. The Rock Inn Mountain Tavern. From: 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM

Apr 19: "Our Town". Art Center of Estes Park.

Apr 16: Easter Egg Hunt. YMCA of the Rockies - Estes Park Center. Starting: 09:30 AM

Apr 20: Geoff Clark - acoustic. The Rock Inn Mountain Tavern. From: 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM

Apr 17: Bingo Night at Rock Cut Brewing Company. Rock Cut Brewing Company. From: 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM

Apr 20: Open Mic Night. Avant Garde Aleworks.

Apr 17: Hydro Dipped Tumblers. Inspired Artisan Market & Studio.

Apr 21: Alex Thoele(chain station) acoustic. The Rock Inn Mountain Tavern. From: 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM

Apr 19: Trivia Night at Rock Cut Brewing Company. Rock Cut Brewing Company. From: 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM Apr 19: Vinyl Night. Avant Garde Aleworks. Apr 21: Geeks Who Drink Thursday Throwdown. Post Chicken and Beer. From: 04:00 PM to 09:00 PM Apr 21: Local Bluegrass Pick. Twin Owls Steakhouse.


Apr 20: Boozy Bingo. The Barrel. From: 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM Apr 22: Tie-Dye Friday: Make Your Own Tie-Dye T-shirt. Inspired Artisan Market & Studio. From: 10:00 AM to 07:00 PM

Apr 15: "Our Town". Art Center of Estes Park. Apr 19: "Our Town". Art Center of Estes Park.

LIVE MUSIC & CONCERTS Apr 15: Live Music at Twin Owls Steakhouse. Twin Owls Steakhouse. From: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Apr 16: Live Music at Twin Owls Steakhouse. Twin Owls Steakhouse. From: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Apr 22: Live Music at Twin Owls Steakhouse. Twin Owls Steakhouse. From: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

SEMINARS & CLASSES Apr 15: Tie-Dye Friday: Make Your Own Tie-Dye T-shirt. Inspired Artisan Market & Studio. From: 10:00 AM to 07:00 PM Apr 16: Hydro Dipped Tumblers. Inspired Artisan Market & Studio. Apr 17: Hydro Dipped Tumblers. Inspired Artisan Market & Studio. Apr 22: Tie-Dye Friday: Make Your Own Tie-Dye T-shirt. Inspired Artisan Market & Studio. From: 10:00 AM to 07:00 PM

What Would A Model Estes Park Community Look Like? To The Editor: I agree with our Mayor who said in a recent article that “Estes Park And Mediocre should Never Be Part Of The Same Utterance.” It indicates that the town government isn't doing its job.” ( Friday, March 18, '22) I believe that Estes Park and “model” should be in the same utterance. What would this “model” Estes Park community look like? For me, as the president of the Estes Park Patriots for Peace, the community would be one that exemplified a culture of peace across all levels of society: peace within individuals, families, with the environment, and extending out to neighboring communities, and our visitors from all over the world. We would be a model of renewable energy, with solar energy on all town buildings and new units of housing built for employees, the event center and pavilion, school buildings and new homes. Police cars, school buses, and trolleys would all be hybrid or electric. All students, and eventually most citizens, would be experts in conflict resolution and peace building skills. Respect for and learning from people with different skills and from different cultures would abound. Processes in research skills will help students be less vulnerable to misleading statements and falsehoods and guide them toward truth and accountability in all their endeavors. All senior year students would be encouraged to participate in varying volunteer activities in the community or schools sharing their skills in science, technology, communications and the arts. Our town is already a model community in many ways. We have the beauty of nature to inspire wild wisdom and support artisans, scientists, adventurers, activists, educators, philosophers and leaders in every field of exploration. The war in Ukraine has brought home the urgent need to be free of reliance on oil and gas and begin locally to move toward renewable energy that can be a model for other towns. The awareness that we are all connected is palpable in our community, and is a foundation for amazing possibilities. In peace and good will, Linda Bensey

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Frank Faiella Jr. Glen Haven resident Frank Faiella Jr. passed away peacefully on April 6, 2022. He was 88 years old. Frank has preceded his wife Mary Lou Faiella and a full obituary and service time

and date will be announced at a later date. To leave a message for the family visit

Arbor Day Foundation Recognizes Estes Park As A Tree City USA®

Estes Park earns the Tree City USA recognition for their commitment to urban forestry Estes Park was named a 2021 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation to honor its commitment to effective urban forest management. Estes Park achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program's four requirements: forming a tree board or department, creating a tree-care ordinance, having an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita, and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation. The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation, in partnership with the U. S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters. "Tree City USA communities benefit from the positive effects that an urban tree canopy has year after year," said Dan Lambe, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. "The trees being planted and cared for by Estes Park ensure that generations to come will enjoy a better quality of life. Additionally, participation in this program helps cultivate a sense of stewardship and pride for the trees the community plants and cares for." Planting trees in an urban space comes with a myriad of benefits past the recognition of this program. Urban tree plantings help reduce energy consumption by

up to 25%, which will reduce general energy costs and help with the overall cooling of the city as well. In addition, members of the community benefit from properly placed trees as they increase property values from 7–20%. Trees also positively affect the local ecosystem by helping to clean water and create animal habitats to encourage biodiversity. More information on the program is available at About the Arbor Day Foundation Founded in 1972, the Arbor Day Foundation has grown to become the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees, with more than one million members, supporters and valued partners. Since 1972, almost 500 million Arbor Day Foundation trees have been planted in neighborhoods, communities, cities and forests throughout the world. Our vision is to lead toward a world where trees are used to solve issues critical to survival. As one of the world's largest operating conservation foundations, the Arbor Day Foundation, through its members, partners and programs, educates and engages stakeholders and communities across the globe to involve themselves in its mission of planting, nurturing and celebrating trees. More information is available at

Plant Trees To Celebrate 150 Years Of Arbor Day From: the Colorado State Forest Service th

This year marks the 150 anniversary of Arbor Day, when the residents of Nebraska planted more than a million trees on April 10, 1872, to celebrate the first tree planter’s holiday. “Colorado’s neighbors to the northeast struck upon a wonderful idea back in 1872 and the tradition of planting trees to celebrate Arbor Day continues to this day,” said Dana Coelho, Urban and Community Forestry Program Manager for the Colorado State Forest Service. “In Colorado, spring is an ideal time to plant trees, so many communities across our state will celebrate Arbor Day by planting trees and improving their urban forests. The trees they plant today will beautify and benefit those communities for years to come.” With Colorado Arbor Day this Friday, April 15 and National Arbor Day on Friday, April 29, the CSFS is encouraging Colorado residents to plant and celebrate trees where they live, work, learn and play. “See what opportunities exist to join Arbor Day celebrations in your community or plant a tree on your own property and bring more color, beauty and wildlife habitat to your home,” Coelho said. “If the ground is thawed and the temperatures are warm where you live, take advantage of this ideal time of year to plant trees, when they have the best chance of getting established and then thriving.” Aside from planting at this great time of year, residents of Colorado should be sure they are planting the right tree species for the right location. Trees stand a much better chance of survival when the location, topography, climate, soil and tree’s eventual height and canopy spread are considered in advance. In addition, Coloradans should select trees adapted to the environmental conditions where they live, so newly planted trees are tolerant to drought, extreme temperatures and other factors. “Careful planning is necessary when selecting a tree to plant,” Coelho said. “Trees are a long-term investment; many trees will outlive the person who planted them.” Tree-Planting Tips The following tips are for trees suited for communities and urban settings. They apply to large container or balledand-burlap trees. For tips on planting seedling trees suited for backcountry forests, please visit the CSFS Seedling Tree Nursery. Also, remember to call 811 a few business days before digging to request the approximate location of buried utilities so you don’t unintentionally dig into an underground utility line. Dig a hole 2-3 times the diameter of the root ball of the tree being planted and no deeper than the root ball. Use a shovel to measure the depth of your planting hole. When planted, the top of the root ball should be slightly above ground level. The root collar (flare) must be visible 1 inch above final grade after planting; trees planted too deep

will drown. For balled-and-burlap trees, remove the bottom portion of the wire basket. Slowly place the tree in the premeasured hole, being careful not to fracture the root ball. Remove the rest of the wire basket. Remove any remaining wire and twine, then peel back and remove as much of the burlap as possible. For large container trees, completely remove the container. It is important to remove the entire wire basket or container, as these materials can damage root development. Set the root ball on solid ground in the hole and not on loose backfill; this minimizes settling. After the root ball is in the hole, check to confirm that the root flare (where the trunk meets the roots) is visible. You may have to pull back some of the dirt from the root ball. Backfill the hole with the original soil. Adding peat moss, manure or fertilizer to the soil in the planting hole is not necessary and not recommended. Too much added nutrients can cause a “potted tree” effect and restrict root growth. Place organic mulch such as bark or chipped trees 3-4 inches deep and at least as wide as the planting hole, but do not mulch within 3-6 inches from the trunk of the tree. This will protect roots, hold soil moisture, reduce weed growth and provide a protective strip to eliminate mechanical damage from lawnmowers and weedeaters. Porous landscape cloth may be placed between the soil and the mulch, but do not use plastic and do not bury the root flare. Keep grass and weeds out of mulched areas as they compete for the same water and nutrient resources as the new tree. If necessary, stake the tree to keep the root ball from shifting in strong winds. The main tree stem must be able to sway. If it is too rigid, root and stem growth will be adversely affected. Use wide straps to tie trees to stakes. Do not use wire, string, rope or rubber hose around a tree. These structures can girdle or “strangle” a growing tree. Remove stakes and straps after roots are established, usually after one or two growing seasons. Keep soil moist but not saturated. Irrigation is necessary, especially during the heat of summer (water in the early morning or at dusk) and in dry winters (take care not to freeze your pipes). Optimal periods for planting trees in Colorado are spring (March 15 to June 15) and fall (September 1 to October 15), when outdoor temperatures are not so extreme. For a video on how to plant a tree, plus tips on selecting, watering and pruning trees, please visit the CSFS website at For descriptions of trees suitable to plant throughout Colorado, please visit the Colorado Tree Coalition’s website at Please visit for a list of trees recommended for the Front Range.

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Murphy’s River Lodge Cross train positionBreakfast Attendant/ Housekeeping/Maintenance Contact Stephanie 970-480-5081 Possible housing opportunity


Work at The Stanley

The Stanley Hotel is holding in person interviews this Friday, April 15th, and next Friday, April 22nd, from 1pm-3pm. The interviews will be held at our “Aspire” property. This is the first bldg on the right just before you enter the gate.

We are hiring for the following positions: Reservations - $18/hr Front desk personnel for hotel - $18/hr Housekeeping - $18/hr Executive housekeeper - $25 - $30 per hour Asst executive housekeeper - $22-$25 per hour Asst event coordinator - $20/hr Security $18 - $21 per hour Our brand new Spa is looking for front desk and spa attendants to help create a relaxing experience for our guests. Excellent opportunity for high school seniors. $18/hr

Patron Services Assistant Salary Range: $14.91 - $20.87 / hr 24 - 32 hours/week Includes vacation/sick time accrual. Bilingual a plus. Closing Date: 8 pm, Wednesday, April 27, 2022, or until filled. PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION:

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We offer very competitive pay, excellent benefits, discounts on rooms, concerts, etc.

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Come on by and meet the new team this Friday and start your new career with the Stanley Hotel as soon as Monday! 

Housekeeping Crew Leader

FT Seasonal Maintenance

Basic grounds keeping, pick up/deliver supplies - company vehicle. Assist w/hot tub cleaning/chemicals/maint. Basic maintenance tasks - furnace filters,bulbs, tightening furniture/door knobs. Flexible schedule required - early mornings, evenings, weekends, holidays. Self-starter, able to multi-task, valid DL w/insurance, Smartphone, company app. Effective communication, customer service oriented, team player. Lift 75 lbs. $14 - $16/hr. Apply at link/attach resume: estes-park-skyrun-vacationarentals/job/seasonal-maintenancetechnician

Responsible for leading a housekeeping crew with an emphasis on quality, accountability, efficiency and timeliness. $18/hr. with full benefits, childcare assistance, and employee perks.

Experienced Assistant Manager needed for a large restaurant in Estes Park, CO. Duties would include staff scheduling, manage shifts, customer satisfaction, closing duties, staff training, and maintain cleanliness standards. Paid vacation and sick time. Need to be willing to work weekends and evenings. Full time. Pay: $38,000.00 - $42,000.00 per year.

Call 303-918-6035 to apply.


Patient Access Service Center Representative

Pay Range: $17.32-$23.56 depending on experience Shift: M-F, 8 hour

Lastly, we are looking for actors for a new show we will be rolling out in late May. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity. $25/hr

Come on by and meet the new team this Friday and start your new career with the Stanley Hotel as soon as Monday!

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Seeking part-time Operations Manager and Front Desk Attendant. Contact Darlene at darlene@ or (303) 747-2906

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Line Cooks, Cashiers, Tasting Bar & Customer Support Attendants. Seasonal & Year Round Positions. Varied Shifts. Apply at 124 W. Elkhorn Ave or email resume to

Full Time Housekeeper for NEW seven room Boutique Hotel at Solitude Cabins Pick up application or call and ask for Kay. 970-577-7777 1885 Sketchbox Ln.

Be part of our team at Wildwood Inn. Seasonal positions Variety of shifts - Shared housing at reduced rent for the right applicants. $17.00 per hour, tips & end of season bonus. Email or apply at 2801 Fall River Road.

Looking for a candidate with 4 years of customer service experience, preferably, medical office experience

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Seeking a mo vated and energe c team player to rebuild the educa on programs of the Rocky Mountain Conservancy. The Educa on Director is responsible for the development and overall management and success of the Conservancy’s Field Ins tute program and the coordina on of the programs of the Conservancy’s Next Genera on Fund.  Preferred master’s or bachelor’s degree in environmental educa on or related field  Two years experience running/developing educa onal programs  Experience in program development and administra on  Proven wri ng skills and experience with environmental educa onal evalua on  Proven business administra on with strong organiza onal skills  Proven ability to work well with many types of people  Demonstrated proficiency with current Microso Office applica ons

Apply: E-mail cover le er, references and resumé to: Full posiƟon descripƟon at Put your culinary skills to work in our year-round commercial kitchen. We are seeking a knowledgeable team player to assist with food preparation, serving, & cleaning. Candidates who are offered employment will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test. Available shift: Friday – Mon 11:00 am to 7:30 pm & Tue OR Thur 7:00 am to 3:30 pm. Harmony Foundation, located at 1600 Fish Hatchery Road, is a non-profit substance use disorder treatment center providing services in a nicotine free environment.

Now hiring Non-CDL drivers Part-time starting at $17/hr plus tips, $2/hr shift differential pay for evening and nights. Apply within at: Estes Park Shuttle 551 South Saint Vrain Ave

Night Auditor Part Time, Year Round

Hiring Range: $16.00 - $18.00 plus benefits

Housekeepers Full Time, Part Time, Year Round

Miembro del equipo de servicios de alimentos Ponga sus habilidades culinarias a trabajar en nuestra cocina comercial durante todo el año. Estamos buscando un jugador de equipo experto para ayudar con la preparación, el servicio y la limpieza de los alimentos. Los candidatos a los que se les ofrezca empleo deberán pasar una prueba de drogas previa al empleo. Turno disponible: Viernes – Lunes 11:00 am a 7:30 pm y martes O jueves 7:00 am a 3:30 pm. Harmony Foundation, ubicada en 1600 Fish Hatchery Road, es un centro de tratamiento de trastornos por uso de sustancias sin fines de lucro que brinda servicios en un ambiente libre de nicotina. Rango de contratación: $16.00 - $18.00 más beneficios

Front Desk Seasonal - May thru October

Silver Saddle Inn Now hiring: Experienced Best Western General Manager Send resume to:

Estes Chamber of Commerce seeking an Executive Director to work with the Board of Directors to lead the full range of Chamber activities including but not limited to administration, membership development and retention, fundraising, recruiting and motivating volunteer and paid staff, managing income and expenses, and marketing the Chamber to local businesses. The Executive Director acts as chief executive and administrative officer of the Chamber. Full job description and application instructions can be found online at jobs/info/non-profit-and-socialservices-executive-director-29

Contact Rhonda at 970-586-2358

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Retail Clerks Seeking team players to work at our Nature Store at the Rocky Mountain Na onal Park Kawuneeche Visitor Center  Full- me/Part- me/Seasonal  8 – 40 hours per week  $16.50 – 17.00/hr Ques ons? Call 970-586-0121 Contact to apply:

Work at The Stanley $17-18 Per Hr. Needed Immediately Reservation Agents Call to setup an interview (970) 577 - 4107 Full Benefits after 60 Days Free Lunch Daily Discounts on Rooms, Concert Tickets and more!

HIRING – CDL Bus Drivers $27.49/hr after training. Covid Foggers or Cust Service Dispatchers $23.81/hr. Cleaner/Fuelers $17.38/hr. Pre-employment health screens, background checks. Will train for CDL. Seasonal work May-Oct. Training starts April. Varied shifts, part-time or more. Estes Park. Info 970-577-7477

NOW HIRING Unit Coordinator/Clinical Secretary Pay Range: $16.12 - $20.15 Shifts: Full Time, 8hrs, M-F

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looking for a Customer Service position. Flexible hours. Fun and loving environment. Apply in store or call 970-308-8248


An American Bistro

Looking for great cooks to join our SEASONED Bistro team. Send your resume to Chef Rob Corey at

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Responsible for all catering and refreshment deliveries, while also training and supervising relevant staff. $17-$19/hour with full benefits, childcare assistance, family membership, retirement fund, and more.

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Communications/Social Media Specialist

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Salary Range: $24.01 - $33.61/hr Full Time: 32 hours/week. Hybrid on-site/remote-work. Benefits: Single/Family medical, dental, vision insurance. Paid time off (vacation/sick accrual). Closing Date: 8 pm, Monday, April 18, 2022.

Hiring for two Building Maintenance Technicians; one is responsible for the maintenance and repair of Estes Park Center’s staff housing and the other for guest and staff needs. $18 $22.28/hour with full benefits, childcare assistance, family membership, retirement fund, and more.


Review full job description and apply at Only online applications with cover letter and resume will be accepted. EEO.

Murphy’s Resort Front Desk- Full time 40hrs a week Contact- Jenna 970-480-2955 Possible housing opportunity

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Member & Donor Services Associate Seeking an experienced team player to assist the Conservancy’s philanthropy team in database operaƟon and giŌ processing.  Year-round, full-Ɵme, 40 hours with benefits  $16 – $19/hour with potenƟal for promoƟon  Strong oral/wriƩen communicaƟon skills  Experience with Raiser’s Edge, data entry

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Looking for an experienced Prep/line cook for our busy kitchen. Must have ability to follow recipes, hand cut steaks, and availability to work all days of the week. Overtime possible but not mandatory, morning hours required.

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Guides & Office Staff F/T & P/T Please email resume to reservations@ Questions? Call 970-577-0034

Full Time, Mon-Fri, 8 hour shifts Pay Range: $17.24-$22.99, depending on experience

Seeking an experienced team player to assist the Conservancy’s sales department as a retail clerk in RMNP visitor centers.

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Administrative Assistant (Clinical)

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Liquor Store Clerk & Cashier

HELP WANTED Now hiring PM Deli and Floor Manager Apply in Person 900 Moraine Ave.

Backbone Adventures ATV / Jeep / Ebike Rental Customer service and general labor seeking seasonal employees to start May 1st. Starting pay $17 - $18 hour. 45+ hours a week. 4 days on with 3 days off in a row. Apply in person at 1851 N. Lake Ave Estes Park or call (970) 235-5045

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Warehouse - Non-driver posiƟon  Seasonal, 30 hours/week  $16.50 – $17.00/hr with potenƟal for promoƟon  Receiving, pricing and warehouse storage  Weekends and some holidays required

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Catering Manager This position supports the work of the YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park Center, which operates a mission-based family and group conference and retreat center, serving more than 150,000 annually. The Catering Manager is primarily responsible day to day operations of the catering depart that operates within the Food Service Dept. $18 - $19/hour with full benefits, family membership, view all work perks on our Career Site.

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Laundry SuperviSor (pM) Responsible for assisting with operations in the industrial laundry by efficiently and effectively motivating and training staff. $16.58 - $18.47/hr. with full benefits, childcare assistance, and employee perks.

Now Hiring CDL Drivers

Doggy daycare Elena’s Barking Lot is hiring. Full time, part time and year-round positions available. Experience is a plus, but not necessary. Please email you resume to

We’re hiring for the following positions starting at $18.00/hr.: • Drive-up & Go Service Helpers • Checker • Courtesy Clerk • Day-Stocker • Overnight Stocker • Bakery Clerk • Deli Clerk • Produce Clerk • Seafood Clerk • Cake Decorator • Meat Cutter

Part Time - $14/hr. Caramel Crisp, Inc. Will train you. Inquire at 108 E Elkhorn or 970-586-9478

Seasonal/ part-time starting at $23/hr plus tips $5/hr shift differential pay for evening and nights. Call Nick at 970-980-9023

NOW HIRING! Full‐Time and Part‐Time Positions Available for

Front Desk

Some Evenings and Weekends

Apply in person at Fawn Valley Inn 2760 Fall River Road, Estes Park, CO or email resume to:

Ideal candidates will have prior cash handling and customer service experience. Additional requirements include attention to detail, strong computer and problem solving skills, and the ability to work in a fast-paced, team oriented environment. $15-$17/Hour. Excellent benefits including medical, dental, 401(K) and paid time off.

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

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Enrollment Specialist Salud Family Health Centers Salud is looking for a Enrollment Specialist in Estes Park. • High school diploma or GED required • Bilingual English/Spanish required Salud Offers: • $17.90 to $19.40 per hour • Monday to Friday – 8 am to 5 pm • Comprehensive Benefits Package Apply at







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OFFICE SPACE For Rent 600 s.f., $1150/mo. + util. Year lease min. 970-290-4488

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

TELLER Full Time


Office Spaces for Rent 1191 Woodstock Dr. Newly Remodeled 1200 Sq. ft w/ great parking. Near Hwy 7 & Fairgrounds. Call 970-4204388


Full and Part Time Sales Positions Available.

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Get your application at: After your application has been completed, please call our hiring manager Ann at 970.586.4447.

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

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

BUSINESS Business For Sale $40,000 Hair-Nail Salon 30-years in Business 3 Stations-1 Nail Table Call Bret Freedman Estes Park Home Finders 970-215-2494

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

Estate Sales Estate Sale Friday & Saturday, April 15 & 16 - 7 am-5 pm Sunday, April 17th afternoon appointments only – 970-488-0989 1737 Redtail Hawk Drive Talons Point Apartment #1737 (Building at right of Club House) Kitchen ware, clothing, furniture, linens, books, decorations and lots of miscellaneous.

Rams Horn Village Resort has year round full time and part time positions available in our Guest Services/Housekeeping Department: $15-16/hour, plus a summer bonus program and benefits package for full time employees. We are looking for energetic, dependable people who are able to perform physical labor and who have strong customer service skills. Fridays and Saturdays are required. Fill out an application at Rams Horn Village Resort, 1565 Colo. Hwy 66. EEOE

LEGAL NOTICE Crown Castle is proposing to32-foot monopole telecommunications utility structure at the following site: Highway 36, Estes Park, CO 80517 (Lat: 40.33213333333334, Long: -105.42811944444445) . The structure will be located in a grassy right-of-way of Highway 36. Crown Castle invites comments from any interested party on the impact of the proposed action on any districts, sites, buildings, structures or objects significant in American history, archaeology, engineering or culture that are listed or determined eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places and/or specific reason the proposed action may have a significant impact on the quality of the human environment. Specific information regarding the project is available by calling Abigail Ritter, 1515 Des Peres Rd, Suite 200, St. Louis, MO 63131,, (314) 997-6111 within 30 days of the date of this publication

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING A neighborhood meeting will be held on Monday, April 25, 5:30PM, at 425 Stanley Ave., to provide information about the following development proposal: Proposal: Martischang Storage Location: 425 Stanley Ave., Estes Park Property Owner: Steve Martischang Applicant: Steve Martischang At the neighborhood meeting, the applicant will present an overview of the development proposal for the location stated above. The applicant will be available to answer any questions and respond to comments. Per the Estes Park Development Code (EPDC), Section 3.2, a neighborhood meeting is mandatory for zoning and planning projects that require a public hearing. This project will be presented before the Town Board and therefore this neighborhood meeting is required as part of the Town of Estes Park’s review of this application.

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Dr. Amber Busche 970-586-4418 600 S Saint Vrain Ave - Suite 5



•equipped to evaluate macular degeneration, glaucoma and cataracts •same day appointments for eye pain and emergencies •referral access to specialized surgeons & advocacy for the best care •full service optical for specialized eyewear Comprehensive Eyecare Right Here in Estes Park!


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Custom Homes, Additions, Kitchens, Baths, Historic Renovations, Remodels and Design Work

Charles Santagati 1191 Graves Ave Full service general contracting since 1998

HEARING & TINNITUS CARE Cory D. Workman, Au.D. Phone: 970-586-5255 • Hearing Aids / New & Repair • Hearing Evaluations • Hearing Protection • Ear Care / Wax Removal • Dizziness / Balance

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DIAMOND D HANDYMAN SERVICE Home Maintenance & Repairs Yardwork & Mowing

“Consider It Done!” Dave 303-877-2007

Call us for all of your painting or staining needs!

• Residential/Commercial • Log Homes/Decks • Free Estimates • 4 Year Warranty

• Interior/Exterior • Power Washing • Local References • Licensed & Insured

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Aaron L. Busche, CNE Broker Associate Cell: (970) 470-9962 255 Park Lane, Ste 203 Estes Park, CO 80517



Cajun Handyman Services No Job Too Small! Office: 970-586-2109 Cell: 970-443-5613 Calls Returned Same Day!

TREE SERVICE Brian Thibodeaux - owner

POWER GENERATION • Free Estimates / 24 Hour Emergency • Tree Trimming & Removal • Fire Mitigation / Year Round Service

• Pine Beetle / Mistletoe Management • Scenic View Enhancement • Fully Insured • 30 Years Experience 10% Senior Or Military Discounts Business........................................................ 970-586-4046 Cell.............................................................. 970-568-6685


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