Estes Park News, April 29, 2022

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Safe Distance Using his telephoto lens, Kevin Benes was able to capture this beautiful image of a mama moose near Lawn Lake in RMNP. Photo by Kevin Benes

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Recognizing Estes Park’s Public Servants: Public Service Recognition Week is May 1-7 This coming Sunday marks the beginning of the 37th annual celebration of Public Service Recognition Week, a week set aside to honor the people who serve our nation as federal, state, county, local and tribal government employees. The goals of this program are to: • Connect and educate citizens nationwide to the work of their government; • Improve the perception and morale of federal workers and other public servants; and • Help inspire a new generation of public servants. While many governmental employees serve the residents of the Estes Valley, I would like to focus my comments on the dedicated group of team members that serve our community as employees of the Town of Estes Park. These individuals work hard every day to deliver the services and programs that our residents and visitors expect. This dedication to excellence can be seen in the results of our 2021 National Community Survey in which 88% of respondents rated the overall customer service by Estes Park employees as “excellent” or “good.” This rating is higher than the national benchmark and reflects the motivation of our team members to meet and exceed the expectations of our community. I am personally grateful that so many talented and committed individuals have made the decision to enter public service and work for the Town government. Our people are our single most important asset in achieving the outcomes, goals, and objectives established by the Town

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If you couldn't make it to last week's Wayfinding meeting, you can still provide input though May 8. Visit to watch the meeting video and find instructions for submitting your feedback online. Alternatively, visit Room 100 of Town Hall, 170 MacGregor Ave., to view the project materials and provide written feedback. For more information or to ask questions of the project team, please email Amy Wiles, AICP, project manager at

Board of Trustees, and in providing high-quality service to all members of our community. We are fortunate to have been able to attract and retain talented employees despite the challenges of living in Estes Park. Continued attention to valley-wide issues like the high cost of living and the lack of available housing and childcare will be vital to ensuring that the Town is able to continue to attract and retain talented public servants in the future. Each and every resident and visitor to Town can help us celebrate Public Service Recognition Week. Watch the Town’s Facebook page at throughout this upcoming week to see more highlights of our employees and the work they do. When you see good things happening, or have a positive interaction with a Town employee, let them know! If you know of a young person who might be interested in a career in one of the many different areas of the Town government, encourage them to contact us to discuss career paths. Lastly, I would like to thank the remarkable commitment to public service exhibited by the following employees, all of whom have worked for the Town for 10 or more years: Monty Allen, Police Phil Ball, Utilities Peni Barnes, Police Skip Bauming, Public Works Brian Berg, Public Works Reuben Bergsten, Utilities

Shaun Bledsoe, Police Tyler Boles, Utilities Adam Edwards, Utilities Chris Eshelman, Utilities Mike Evanek, Utilities Gregg Filsinger Jr., Police Derek Fortini, Museum Deb Holgorsen, Finance Elaine Hunt-Downey, Events and Visitor Services Justin Kearney, Public Works Shane Krell, Utilities Wes Kufeld, Police Tim Leonard, Utilities Rick Life, Police Joe Lockhart, Utilities Kevin McEachern, Public Works Mike McEndaffer, Police Jim Nelson, Public Works Matt Osentowski, Utilities Corey Pass, Police Jeremiah Polucha, Police Estelle Purvis, Police Caleb Robertson, Police Kate Rusch, Town Administrator’s Office Steve Rusch, Utilities Jolene Svancara, Events and Visitor Services Mark Swallow, Police Jerry Twigg, Police Bruce Walters, Information Technology Jackie Williamson, Town Clerk’s Office Tonya Ziegler, Public Works

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Honoring Chief Wes Kufeld The community is invited to an open house in honor of Chief Wes Kufeld's retirement. Please join us to share stories and wish him well on his next adventure!

Sunday, May 22 12 - 3 p.m. Latitude 105 at the Ridgeline Hotel 101 S. St. Vrain Ave. in Estes Park Light appetizers served.

2022 Parking Permits Now Available The Town’s Parking & Transit Division is pleased to announce that 2022 parking permits are now available for renewal and purchase. The 2022 paid parking season will begin on Friday, May 27, and end on Sunday, October 16. Parking permit options are below, and the complete listing of all 2022 permit offerings and registration information can be found at Local 60-Minute: This free permit is available to all locals who reside in the Estes Park School District. If you registered for this permit in 2021, your permit has already been automatically renewed for 2022. If your vehicle license plate information is the same as last year, you’re all set! There will not be a windshield sticker this summer. Employee Convenience: Anyone who owns a business or property and/or works downtown is eligible to purchase this permit. Annual fee: $40 per permit. New for 2022: Discounts are now available for those who purchase five or more permits. Downtown Resident: Available to those who live downtown and do not have access to private parking. Annual fee: $35 per permit. Downtown Rental/Commercial Lodging:

Available to those who own, operate or manage a rental unit/hotel room/lodging property downtown and do not have access to private parking for their guests. Annual fee: $40 per permit. Volunteer (NEW!): This free permit is available to any business, organization or governmental entity who offers uncompensated employment or volunteer opportunities in the downtown core. Daily parking rates in eight paid areas will remain at $2.00 per hour between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Free parking will still be available in the Estes Park Visitor Center Parking Garage and in 11 parking areas located throughout the downtown core. Parking is also free before 10 a.m. and after 5 p.m. Vehicles displaying a valid Americans with Disabilities Act, Purple Heart, or Disabled Veteran placard or license plate always park for free, in any available space. The Town’s 2022 Parking Map – which includes full details about all public parking options – can be found online at Questions can be directed to The Car Park by emailing or calling 970591-2577.

The charge(s) are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. On April 26 at 2:25 p.m. police were called to the 1600 block of Fish Hatchery Road where they contacted a 41 year old female from Loveland, CO and charged her with 2nd Degree Assault on a Peace Officer and 3rd Degree Assault on a Peace

Officer and she was put on detox hold. On April 22 at 8:48 p.m. police were called to a disturbance in the 1700 block of Grey Hawk Ct. On scene, a 43 year old female from Estes Park was arrested and charged with domestic violence and harassment and transported to Larimer County Jail.

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 April 17, the Estes Valley Fire Protection District (EVFPD)

responded to 7 calls for service. This included: • Smoke Investigation: 1 • Alarm Activation: 2 • MVC: 2 • Assist: 1 • Possible Illegal Burn: 1

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Let’s Get Revved Up For Estes Park As winter morphs into spring, an in11:00 a.m. Commissioner crease in activity around town has been Jody opened by reminding making my internal engine rev a bit the six people in attendance that Estes faster. A few highlights follow. Valley residents are also Larimer County residents, as such we have a reI first became aware of what was hapsponsibility to help the county meet the pening to my internal engine on Good Friday, when, upon walking out of Town Hall, I saw an Estes Valley fire engine in the parking lot. Fearing a fire was nearby, my rev rate spiked, then eased upon realization that firefighters were making a special delivery of food to the Estes Dispatch Department in recognition of Dispatch Appreciation Week. Later that afternoon, I made a special dispatch of flowers to the dispatchers. The next morning, I had a few revved-up moments while attending the annual Easter Egg Hunt at Dr. Cory Workman receives proclamation from Stanley Park, sponsored by the Mayor Koenig for Better Speech and Hearing Estes Valley Recreation and Park Month. District, with my three-year-old unique needs of our community. grandson Daxton and family. Much to At noon, I hustled upstairs to rooms my surprise, Daxton’s strategy for the 202/203 for a lunch with board memevent was to by-pass all the eggs on the bers of the Estes Chamber of Complayground woodchips and go straight to the top of the slide platform where, he merce. The lunch was a terrific time for exploring ideas about future meeting, approaches and needs. I used the opportunity to, on behalf of the Town, present a gift to Executive Director Donna Carlson for her work at the Chamber the past two years. The next day, I was at the Community Hearing Center to present a Proclamation for Better Speech and Hearing month. My revs went up, as I congratulated Dr. Cory Workman for opening the remodeled audiology offices in anticipation of an additional audiologist Recent CSU 1500-meter record setter Lauren Offerman embraces former record joining the practice. Dr. Cory purchased Community Hearing Center from me in holder Wendy Koenig. 2017. I am pleased the business continues to grow and serve the needs of our community. Saturday, I attended the Colorado State University’s last track meet of the season. There I congratulated Lauren OfferEstes firefighters celebrate National Dispatch Week man, for setting a record for the 1500m at CSU by running by delivering food to local Dispatch Department. .04 seconds faster than I had run 46 years ago. I proceeded to gather every sindon’t know if Lauren was gle egg put there. Daxton is a more surprised that I’m thinker, and the implementastill alive, or that I action of his strategy did give me knowledged her accomsome revved anxious moments. plishment. Regardless, it The following week, I met was fun being with her with individual town board and on the track again. members to discuss their Afterwards, I reflected prospective committee and about still holding the other assignments for the next record for 800 meters, two years. Currently, board and hoping to be around members represent the townswhen it’s broken. people of Estes Park via 19 such If the present foreshadassignments. The meetings ows the future, then as were mostly rev-free due to spring yields to summer, board members’ eagerness to Mayor Koenig’s grandson I anticipate that the serve the common good. collective rev-rate of Daxton after successfully Thursday that week, found me collecting eggs at EVRPD’s Estes Park will reach participating in a public outreach Easter Egg Hunt. a new high. I am meeting that Larimer County ready and eager for commissioner Jody Shadduck-McNally that to happen. Are you? hosted. The event, held in the board room at Town Hall Board, began at

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Red Flag warnings have been frequent due to high winds. New open burning restrictions above, recently released from Estes Valley Fire Protection Dist. Please see their website to see if you're within the Fire District, details on what is permitted during restrictions, and for the most up to date restriction information. Let's be vigilant and fire wise!


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Estes Forward Solicita A La Comunidad Orientación Sobre Preferencias Y PrioriEstes Forward Asks Community To Provide dades Para Definir La DirecGuidance On Choices And Priorities To Define ción Del Plan Integral.

The Direction Of The Comprehensive Plan

The Town of Estes Park and Larimer County are working with the community on the Estes Forward Comprehensive Plan, which began last spring and will carry through the end of 2022. The Estes community is invited to review the draft Vision and Guiding Principles that emerged from the input received through previous engagement in late 2021. The public is also invited to discuss and respond to specific questions to help identify and prioritize future policy and implementation opportunities that support and work toward the Vision and Guiding Principles in the Comprehensive Plan. The Choices Workshop will be held in English and in Spanish on May 12 from 5:30 – 8 p.m. at the Estes Park Elementary School’s gym and cafeteria, 1505

Brodie Ave. Free food and childcare will be provided. For community members who are unable to attend the event in person, there is an online Choices Questionnaire and Interactive Mapping Activity that mirrors the in-person workshop activities on the project website,, through May 22. The choices workshops and online activities will result in community-supported strategies and direction that can be translated into goals, policies, and implementation actions for the Comprehensive Plan during the project’s next phase. For more information about the Estes Forward process, visit

El Pueblo de Estes Park y el Condado de Larimer están trabajando con la comunidad en el Plan Integral de Estes Hacia Adelante que comenzó en la primavera del 2021 y continuará hasta finales de 2022. Se invita a la comunidad de Estes a revisar el borrador de la Visión y los Principios Fundamentales que surgieron de aportes anteriores del público. La comunidad también tendrá la oportunidad de discutir y responder a preguntas específicas para ayudar a identificar y priorizar oportunidades de implementación que respalden la Visión y los Principios Fundamentales del Plan Integral. El Taller será en inglés y en español, y se llevará a cabo el 12 de mayo de 5:30 p. m. a 8 p. m. en el Escuela Primaria de Estes Park, ubicado en 1505 Brodie Way, Estes Park. Se proporcionará comida y cuidado de niños gratuitamente. Para quienes no puedan asistir al evento en persona, tendrán hasta el 22 de mayo para participar en un cuestionario en línea y una actividad de mapeo interactiva que refleja las actividades del taller. Los talleres de preferencias y las actividades en línea darán como resultado estrategias y direcciones que se traducirán en objetivos, políticas, y acciones de implementación para el Plan Integral durante la próxima fase del proyecto. Para obtener más información sobre el proceso, visite

Community Invited To Meet The Police Captain Candidates May 4

The Town of Estes Park will host a meet-and-greet open house for Police Captain candidates Wednesday, May 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Estes Park Museum, 200 Fourth Street. This event will provide community members an opportunity to get to know the candidates, ask questions and provide feedback to the Town; there is no formal agenda for the meeting. The Town began a nationwide search for a vacant Police Captain position in the Estes Park Police Department. This is one of two Captain positions in the Department, with both reporting to the Chief of Police. Public participation, which began with listening sessions in March, is an important part of this recruiting process. The Town and the Police Department value the strong relationship with the community. For more information on the recruiting process, please call 970-577-4778.

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Next Week! Estes Park Duck Race Festival The Estes Park Rotary Duck Race Festival is ready to entertain festival-goers of all ages, starting with the Duck Waddle 5K at 9 a.m., followed by live entertainment and activities for children and adults of all ages from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 7. As every race fan knows, following those little yellow ducks or running a 5K can work up an appetite, so restaurants and coffee shops near the start and finish Lines will be ready to welcome hungry duck fans. Music and other live entertainment, including the ever-popular Duck Squat, will take place outside of Nicky’s Restaurant and Nicky’s Resort from 10 a.m. until the highlight of the day-the dropping of thousands of little yellow rubber duckies into Fall River – at 1 p.m. outside of Nicky’s. More entertainment, including live music, face painting, balloon art, and other activities, will take place at George Hix Memorial Riverside Plaza from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. This year, many participating nonprofit and charitable organizations and major sponsors of the Duck Race will set up displays and activities at George Hix Memorial Riverside Plaza from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visitors to the organizations’ displays will learn about the work they are doing, and enjoy family-friendly, duckthemed activities. Organizations will help guests to purchase online duck adoptions at their tables until 1 p.m. To keep the fans of all ages fully entertained, the festival is planning several hours of live music and activities. “This year features a variety of music for all ages and tastes.... a brass quintet, a jazz band, an acoustic rock/folk duo, the Estes Park High School Choir, and an African drum group,” said Karen Thompson, who is coordinating entertainment this year. “Both the starting line area outside of Nicky's Restaurant and Nicky’s Resort, and the finish line at Riverside Plaza, will house the entertainment this year. Duck Race visitors are encouraged to visit both locations. The ducks will be dropped into the river at Nicky's at 1 p.m. and will swim as fast as they can to reach Riverside Plaza in downtown Estes Park,” said Thompson. “Some years, it only takes 3040 minutes, other years it has been more than an hour. It all depends on how fast or slow the river is flowing,” said Thompson. Estes Park musical groups will perform at both locations, and will include Skip Neilson & Karen Nicholson, the Riverside Ramblers, Highland Brass Quintet, and Djembe Jive drummers. We will have lots to entertain kids and adults. What I am most hopeful for is a day of sunshine and warm temperatures. Come and celebrate spring in Estes Park." New features of the Duck Race Festival this year are a scavenger hunt being run by the Estes Chamber of Commerce, and

an expanded performance by Ballet Renaissance on the stage at Performance Park. Further details about those activities will be available at Riverside Plaza on Race Day. The Rocky Mountain Channel and Nick Molle will live stream the Race beginning at 12:45 p.m. The Race Day schedule will give race fans time to travel to Nicky's for the Duck Drop at 1 p.m. and then return to the Finish Line in time to watch the little yellow ducks arrive. In addition to the live music, Riverside Plaza will offer a host of family activities, including Jasbo the Balloon Artiste, and face painting. The sale of duck themed merchandise will take place at both venues. The Estes Park Rotary Club also will sell its $10 Friendship Card, which provides discounts at over 80 locations in Estes Park, at Riverside Plaza. Winners will be posted on prize boards near the finish line, and a full listing of winners will be posted on the Duck Race website at as soon as possible following the Race. First prize is $8,000 cash, with other major prizes of $5,000 cash, $2,000 cash, and two threenight vacation stays for two donated by Delaware North, one at Old Faithful Cabin, Yellowstone National Park and one at The Pine Lodge on Whitefish River, near Glacier National Park. Hundreds of other prizes from local merchants will mean lots of winners on Race Day. “Everyone is excited for the ducks to be racing in Fall River again this year, and to invite residents and visitors to a community-wide festival in its 34th year,” said Beth Weisberg, Big Duck 2022. “There are 67 great reasons to attend the 2022 Duck Race: to adopt ducks to raise funds for the 66 local nonprofit and charitable organizations that serve needs in the Estes Valley, and – the 67th reason – to have a day full of fun, ” she said. To adopt a duck for your choice of those participating organizations, visit Nineteen dollars of every $22 duck adoption goes to your selected organization. Ducks may be adopted online until 1:00 p.m. mountain standard time on May 7. For an updated schedule of entertainment, visit For more information about the Duck Waddle 5K or to register, see 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.

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Estes Chamber Names Colleen DePasquale New Executive Director The Estes Chamber of Commerce seEstes Chamber and Colleen brings a lected Colleen DePasquale as its new Ex- wealth of experience in leading a large ecutive Director, effective May 23, 2022. chamber of commerce. With her experiDePasquale brings more than 10 years of ence and leadership, we are excited chamber leadership exabout building on the perience, most recently momentum,” said serving as the President Carissa Streib, Chair of and CEO of the Greater the Board of Directors. Fort Myers Chamber of The Estes Chamber of Commerce and its nonCommerce was profit foundation, in adfounded in May 2019 to dition to an internacreate a stronger busitional background in ness climate and make the hospitality industry. Estes Park a better place Depasquale says, “I to live, work and play. pride myself on having The Chamber has built strong communication a strong foundation of and leadership skills Colleen DePasquale 350 active members and being a convener to and continues to grow. help members and the community con“We have a committed, supportive tinue their growth. I’m excited about this Board of Directors that has been workopportunity to bring my passion for ing tirelessly to provide services that are business to the mountains that I love!” most important to Estes Park busi“We have established a strong reputanesses. Bringing Colleen, an experition of advocacy and support with the enced chamber executive, on board leadership of outgoing Executive Direc- demonstrates the Chamber’s committor Donna Carlson; and we wish her the ment to be a driving force for our busibest in her new endeavors. This marks ness community,” Streib says. the beginning of a new chapter for the

Food, Dance, And Celebration: Cinco de Mayo Tradition Returns To Estes Park One of Estes Park’s favorite annual traditions is set to return on Friday, May 6 (one day after the official “Cinco”). The Cinco de Mayo fiesta will take place that evening from 6 to 11 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. This year’s event takes place at the Estes Park Event Center at Stanley Fairgrounds. The fiesta is being held on Friday (instead of Thursday) to make it more convenient for families on what would otherwise be a school night. Food will be served from 6 to 7:30 p.m., featuring a complimentary Mexican dinner. Attendees will also be treated to a performance of Mexican-themed dance, with performers of all ages in traditional costume, performed by Grupo Folklorico Mexico Lindo from Longmont. The evening will include live music by the band Los 7 de la Cumbia. Kids’ activities will be on hand as well, with several community organizations participating. This year’s Cinco de Mayo is dedicated to all of the Estes community—all ages and all backgrounds—with an invitation

to come together in harmony and enjoy a well-deserved evening of new and renewed friendships, conversations, activities, and civic pride. Every toast will be a toast to everyone—for the hard work, determination, and endurance of these recent years. Cinco de Mayo is made possible by the major sponsorship of Mountain Home Cafe, whose staff will again be serving this year’s food. The event would also not be possible without the assistance of several major partners: Crossroads Ministry, Visit Estes Park, and the Town of Estes Park. Special thanks goes to the supportive staff of all these organizations. The “Cinco” fiesta tradition in Estes Park dates back to 2001. While the public event went on hiatus in 2020, “Cinco” meals were delivered to many families in need that year. Last year, Cinco took the form of a take-home meal of fresh-made traditional Mexican cuisine. This year, the community can look forward to the return of the in-person event. The public is encouraged to save the date of May 6 and join in the spirit of community for Cinco de Mayo.

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Today is the 20th anniversary of the first Poem in Your Pocket Day. This special day takes place every year during National Poetry Month. You can participate in many ways that don’t actually involve a pocket (such as posting a poem on social media or emailing your favorite poem to your friends and family) but the blue true way is to print a poem on a piece of paper, tuck it in your pocket, and pull it out and read it aloud when the opportunity presents itself. Read it to whomever is in the break room during lunch, recite it while standing on your porch, or from an open window, or at a resting spot during a hike. Best yet, shout it from a mountaintop! The poem you choose doesn’t have to be long or complex. If you don’t have a favorite poem you want to share, there are several here you can use. These come from a collection read by attendees of the 10th annual Thunker Poetry Salon. Richard N. from “North By-God Dakota” read a verse by a well-known Japanese poet, Naoshi Koriyama. It is a good guide for reading and understanding poetry. Read a poem once and it becomes familiar. Read it again and over again and it becomes a rich surprise; a friend: Unfolding Bud One is amazed By a water-lily bud Unfolding With each passing day, Taking on a richer color And new dimensions. One is not amazed, At first glance, By a poem, Which is tight-closed As a tiny bud. Yet one is surprised To see the poem Gradually unfolding, Revealing its rich inner self As one reads it Again And over again. Ann K. read this delightful little poem, written by her cousin’s husband, the wellknown poet David Lee Garrison: And Dog Said In the beginning God said to Dog, "Your name is mine in the mirror so I grant you the next creation." And Dog said, "I would like someone to walk with me." So God made Man with hardly any sense of smell and just two legs. And God said to Dog, "He has only a few words like come and fetch, and knows little

of the earth and its redolence, but let him totter along behind you and learn. ” Elise R. read a dog poem too, this one heartwarming, written by the grandmother of her husband, Lauren M. According to Plan by Caroline Cain Durkee No one had told him the wonderful news But here he came, suddenly, bringing the shoes With soiled canvas tops and worn rubber soles Used by his pal on their man-and-dog strolls. He carried them out to their spot in the hall And waited on guard for the old whistled call. When everyone marveled that he understood, He explained with his bark the best way he could His pal’s solemn promise when he went away That he would come back – and this was the day! Rosemary A. shared an original poem celebrating spring. This would be a good one to carry in your pocket, to encourage the season we’re so very eager to see: Cardinals by Rosemary Anderson When I walk I know it’s spring, the cardinals sing. Magnolias are about to burst But cardinals first. Their clergy vestments shine in crimson, Cardinals winsome. A flash of red, a pure delight, A welcome sight. Carole C. wrote about being a poet. Here is what she composed and read: The Poet by Carole Carter People don’t quite Know what to say When you tell them You write poetry. “Oh? How nice. I never understood poetry myself. ” But never, Well hardly ever, Do they ask you to read One of your poems to them. It’s like asking you to get undressed In front of them They seem embarrassed for you That you would admit freely To such an unusual Endeavor. We may need to extend poetry month into May, as I have several more verses to impart from the poetry salon. Until then, fill your pocket with a poem and share it today. You may let The Thunker know what you think at her e-mail address, © 2022 Sarah Donohoe

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Grammy Award Winner Mollie O’Brien To Take The Stage In Support Of Estes Park Health Foundation “As if hospitals don’t have enough on their plates tending to their local population’s health and wellbeing in normal times, being at the forefront of care during these last two crazy years has proven that health care workers are dedicated, tireless, and deserving of all that we can do to help them in their mission,” said O’Brien. “Add to that the fact that Estes Park Health also serves its community with requests for help in Rocky Mountain National Park and with the fires and floods that now seem to hit this mountain town more frequently…well, there’s just not enough that we can do to help them. I’m excited to perform at The Stanley on May 14 for this event that will raise funds for Estes Park Health. I hope you’ll join me, Rich Moore, Wendy Woo, and Chris Daniels in celebrating this important community institution.” Mollie O'Brien and her husband, guitarist Rich Moore, have for nearly 30 years quietly made it their mission to find, mine, and reinvent other artists' songs. They are geniuses at the craft of interpretation in the way that great singers, since the beginning of popular American music, have made the songs of their era their own. As songwriters they add their own tunes to the canon of American roots music they inhabit and show us they’re completely at home with their musical selves. Mollie has long been known as a singer who doesn’t recognize a lot of musical boundaries, and

audiences love her fluid ability to make herself at home in any genre while never sacrificing the essence of the song she tackles. She is a singer at the very top of her game who’s not afraid to take risks both vocally and in the material she chooses. Mollie won a Grammy in 1997 for her participation in Sugar Hill Records True Life Blues and is a member of the Colorado Music Hall of Fame. Rich, while known to produce some of the funniest onstage running commentary, is also a powerhouse guitar player who can keep up with O’Brien’s twists and turns, from blues to traditional folk to jazz to rock and roll. He creates a band with just his guitar and, as a result, theirs is an equal partnership. See Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore perform live at the 1st Annual Estes Park Jazz and Blues Festival presented by The Stanley Live to benefit Estes Park Health Foundation on Saturday, May 14. Tickets available at Tickets/GA (Standing Room)-$50 VIP (Reserved Seat in Mezzanine)-$75 Doors open: 3:00 p.m., music starts: 4:00 p.m. The Estes Park Health Foundation increases community awareness of Estes Park Health, and develops, manages and distributes funds to assist EPH in fulfilling its mission. To learn more about initiatives or to volunteer, contact them at or 970-577-4370.

Retirement Open House For Dr. Amanda Luchsinger There will be a retirement open house for Dr. Luchsinger on Saturday, May 14th at Saint Bartholomew’s Church, 880 MacGregor Ave, Estes Park. Please drop in any time between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to wish her well in her retirement. Cards sharing your memories and wishes would be treasured. Light refreshments will be served.

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Ballet Renaissance At The Duck Race Saturday May 7 At Performance Park Nonprofit Ballet Renaissance, a participating organization and Major Sponsor of this year’s 34th annual Estes Park Rotary Duck Race, will support race day activities with an admission-free ballet performance, on stage at Performance Park, Saturday May 7, during the race. Professionals and adult students will perform alongside members of Ballet Renaissance’s 2021-2022 year-round Protégé pilot. Protégé, BR’s tuition-free merit-based afterschool program, rewards commitment and excellent work

ethic in students who might not otherwise have the opportunity to study classical ballet. This year’s 2021-2022 year-round Protégé pilot is generously supported by the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado’s Estes Valley Community Fund Committee, the Charmayne Gooch Endowment Fund and the Fentress-Brown Foundation Fund. Protégé is also supported by several local philanthropists, and BR’s 2022 Duck Adoptions. For more information:

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Integrity…For The Most Part For more than 40 years Zig Ziglar traveled the nation and the world as a motivational speaker. He had a gift of stirring groups with his blend of optimism, Christian faith and country wit. I had the good privilege of seeing him back in the 80s and I’ll never forget his comment on integrity. “Integrity is something you have or don’t have. It’s kind of like me talking on the phone to my wife after a day of speaking engagements. She says to me, “So Zig, have you been faithful to me today?” My response could be, well darlin’ for the most part!” Point well taken Zig. Striving to live a life of integrity takes…well, it takes integrity. It requires being aware of what one is doing when nobody is watching. Integrity is tested by social and peer pressure. The old saying, “If you want to get along just go along” applies. Who doesn’t want to be accepted, liked and part of the group? But being unaware of “unconscious compromise” can result in ending up living like a ship without a rudder. James 3:4 says, “And look at the ships. Even though they are driven by strong winds, they are still directed by a very small rudder wherever the impulse of the helmsman determines.” As the rudder ultimately controls the direction and destination of a ship, our personal and professional integrity directly impact the direction and quality of our life.

Men on Fire hasn’t cracked the code on keeping your life in the right direction all the time. What we offer is the willingness to ask and discuss honest questions about relationships, family, finances, work, faith and yes, integrity. We are young men, older and everywhere in between. We come from all walks of life navigating our journey—some days better than others. We gather to encourage, challenge, laugh, and inspire each other. We desire to sharpen our faith and become better men by God’s grace and a little help from our friends. We are non-denominational and all men are welcome. From out of town? Come hang out with us! Who knows, you may come away better equipped to know what to think when you ask your mechanic if they fixed your car and their response is, “for the most part!” Men on Fire and “Breakfast with a Purpose” happens Saturdays 8-9:30 a.m. at the American Legion, 850 N. St. Vrain. You’ll enjoy great food, faith and fellowship. Cost of breakfast is covered by a free will offering and donations are accepted. This Saturday, Chris Thomas, International Director of Torchbearers will bring an inspirational message. Torchbearers has a presence in every continent and impacts thousands of lives each year. Stay Strong! Lead On! Larry Strong, Men on Fire

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Teacher Appreciation Week Is May 2-6 Show appreciation for an EPSD teacher or staff member with a comment on why they are special and a donation to the Estes Park Education Foundation in the teacher/staff member’s name. National Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2nd – 6th. The Estes Park Education Foundation (EPEF) invites you to show your appreciation for Estes Park School District teacher(s) or staff member(s) who have made a difference to an Estes Park student by donating to EPEF in their name. 100% of all donations will go to the “Teacher and Staff Support” pillar of EPEF. With each donation of $10 or more, your chosen Estes Park School District teacher or staff member will be acknowledged with a certificate of appreciation. The certificate will include the name of the family/student making the donation and a short statement of why they are valued. Multiple acknowledgments may be made if you would like to donate at least $10 per teacher/staff member. Donations will be accepted through Thursday, May 5th. Teachers/staff members will receive their Certificate of Ap-

preciation on Friday, May 6th. Please visit to find out more. You may also contact EPEF at or call Peggy at 720-5177917. The mission of the Estes Park Education Foundation is to inspire community investment in exemplary student learning experiences today to develop our citizens of tomorrow. EPEF strives to provide seamless unity between the community and the students and teachers of the Estes Park School District in supporting the journey of our students to graduate to be responsible and successful citizens. To learn more about EPEF please visit Additionally, EPEF is an all-volunteer working board that currently has an opening for a director on its board. If you are passionate about education and want to make a difference in a direct, tangible way, please contact EPEF at Thank you for your generosity in supporting the incredible teachers and staff of the Estes Park School District.

YOU ARE INVITED! We are pleased to announce we are hosting a meet and greet with Jeff Fisher, candidate for Larimer County Sheriff.

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Public Invited To A Talk On The Complexities Of The Russian and Ukrainian War Who: Rotary Club of Estes Park weekly meeting Where: American Legion Hall, 850 St. Vrain Ave. Estes Park When: Thursday, May 5, 2022 Lunch at 11:30 a.m. Meeting at 12:00 p.m. Visitors welcome for lunch and/or meeting. Cost: Lunch is $15.00, call Dennis Gellhaus at 605-380-5920 for reservations. No charge for the program Parking: American Legion and the church only. What: The Rotary Club of Estes Park will feature a talk on the RussianUkraine War by the internationallyknown consultant and teacher, author and TV personality, Dr. Milt Garrett. Dr. Garrett has more than 22 years’ experiences working as a consultant with clients in Russia, Ukraine, and America. Working across Russia’s eleven-time zones, he gained a perspective and hundreds of stories about the rationale for Russian behaviors and needs. He has been a consultant to more than 2,400 Russian clients in over 240 cities, including some in Crimea and 12 clients in Kyiv, Ukraine. (Eleven of those years were on behalf of three Rotary Clubs; one as a citizen diplomat.) As a teacher at five Russian universities and speaker in over 225 cities, he pro-

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vides a personal perspective and some answers to the questions about the war between Ukraine and Russians. His sources for this presentation are: 1) three Russian and one Ukrainian family 2) people who have emigrated from both countries, 3) his Russian staff that remain in that country and one who has been extricated, and 4) miscellaneous clients. Garrett will explore several Russian perceptions about this illegal incursion into Ukraine. For those who ask, “Why does Ukraine Matter?” you will leave with an extensive, two-page list of possible reasons why. This 20-minute presentation is being offered by our own Rotary Club’s international member. Garrett cautions us to remember, this subject is very complex and cannot be examined with great depth in the time allowed, but the basic rationales will be exposed, beginning with four current human relations stories. Spoiler alert: This is not a political presentation. The Rotary Club of Estes Park welcomes all those who wish to contribute to service to their community, the nation and world. Learn more at: Like us on Facebook:

Community Invited To Pick Up Free Spruce Saplings Saturday, April 30

The Town of Estes Park and its citizen Parks Advisory Board will give away 350 free blue spruce saplings to celebrate Arbor Day 2022. This distribution event takes place outside the Estes Valley Library, 335 E. Elkhorn Ave., on Saturday, April 30, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or while supplies last. Trees will be given on a first-come, first-served basis, with a limit of two trees per person. Care instructions for the blue spruce saplings will be provided on a handout with a QR code. Support for this event comes from Platte River Power Authority, which donated the funds for the saplings, and the Estes Valley Library, which is hosting event. For more information, please contact Brian Berg, Public Works Parks Division Supervisor at 970-577-3783 or

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Land Trust Receives Major Grant; Volunteers Needed The Estes Valley Land Trust received a $189,404 grant from Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) to improve stewardship, conserve more land and advance equity across the Estes Valley. This grant reflects the core values adopted by the land trust Board of Directors last year to be a more collaborative and inclusive organization, to improve and restore land and to increase the pace of conservation and balance growth in the Estes Valley. “The GOCO grant enables us to build from the solid foundation the land trust has established while adapting to emerging needs throughout the community,” said Jeffrey Boring, Executive Director. GOCO funds will be used to promote forest management, weed control and improved land stewardship across the valley. “Healthy lands require more active management than ever before and the land trust will partner with public agencies to make sure private landowners have access to the best tools and science available so they can reduce the threat of catastrophic wildfire, improve biodiversity and forest health.” GOCO funds will also be used to conserve more land across the valley. Last year the Estes Valley Land Trust, local and regional partners developed the Estes Valley Open Space Plan and a goal to conserve an additional 5,000 acres of land in the next 10 years. The grant will enable the land trust to work closely with real estate experts and other professionals to close new conservation easements and protect more land. Finally, the grant will also enable the

land trust to work with members of the community that are often under-represented in conservation. Two paid internships will be provided to Estes Park High School students, over the next two years, to kick-start their careers in conservation and to help adapt the land trust’s programs to better serve youth. “In order to preserve the environment, we need to work across generations and provide meaningful work for young professionals,” said Boring. Continued outreach and collaboration with the Arapaho and Cheyenne will also occur, thanks to the GOCO grant. “So much of the land trust’s success depends on working with private landowners and public agencies. I appreciate GOCO’s contribution to the mission of the Estes Valley Land Trust and I’m excited to partner with the Estes Park School District and others to preserve more land and connect people to nature,” said Boring. Volunteers Needed to Monitor Land The Estes Valley Land Trust preserves land by enforcing conservation easements across the valley. To meet national standards and state requirements, each easement is monitored every year. This year, the land trust is looking for 10 new volunteers to help walk properties, take photos and complete reports. No experience is needed. If you love to be outdoors and want to hike for a good cause, join the land trust and monitor a conservation easement this summer. Contact Jeffrey Boring at 970-577-6837 or for more details.

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Saturday, April 30 6-9 pm Circle 119 American Legion Six teams will be competing to take home the one of a kind trophy, prizes, and bragging rights as Family Feud Champions! Put the FUN in FUNdraising by being part of the “studio audience”. The entire family is invited to participate in all the fun, enjoy an elevated TV dinner with locally made craft beverages, all the while supporting the Family Development programs that support children and families of our community.

Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary Visited By Jayne & Kodi their work that the majority of their time and effort is given to our communities at no cost. The stories that Jayne shared with us were absolutely remarkable. Pictured below are Jayne and Kodi receiving a contribution for their service from our clubs Community Service Chair, Bill Howell.

Recently, members of the Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary Club were treated to a visit by Jayne Zmijewski and her canine partner, Kodi. These two remarkable individuals serve our community together. Jayne and Kodi are involved in search and rescue and Jayne has served in many other areas for years. (Bear Aware, Mountain Lion Research, help with wildlife issues/rescue etc.) These two are so passionate about

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ARE YOU SATISFIED? Think about it. Are you satisfied with your life? Is this all life has to offer? Or maybe there is something in you that says, “there has to be more to life than this.” I want to challenge you to look inside yourself. Do you like what you see, or do you want to change it? Or maybe you think you can never change. Well, here’s some good news: God exists and He wants to help you change. Whether you believe in Him or not—He loves you and wants only the best for you. In the book of John 15:5 Jesus says, “I am the vine, you are the branches: he that abides in me, and I in him, the same brings forth much fruit: for without me you can do nothing.”


You can change a your clothes, your job, your address, etc. But there are things in your life that you can’t change by your own power. However, if you give your life to Jesus, He will help you change things that might seem impossible. Maybe it’s a bad habit, or an out of control temper. It might be loneliness, insecurity, or fear. Whatever it is, Jesus can help you get through to the other side. I want to invite you to come to EPIC church. Our services are open to everyone—Sundays at 10 am and Wednesdays at 7 pm. Come as you are and experience God’s presence and His power to help you. You’ll be encouraged by the Good News of God’s Word and watch your life begin to transform. I’m an example of a life that has changed. God wants to help you if you’ll let Him. Love you!

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It’s Opening Weekend At The Old Gallery in Allenspark The Old Gallery in Allenspark begins its fulltime season on Saturday, April 30. “For the past two years COVID has limited what we could do at The Old Gallery. We’re so excited to be opening seven days a week from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., allowing visitors and local residents to enjoy artwork by 23 impressive local and regional artists,” said The Old Gallery Board Chair Laurie Von Wald. On Saturday, The Old Gallery visitors can enjoy a free hot dog and an artist demonstration by Glass Artist Lois Rentz. Learn about her glass artistry from 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. There will also be free hot dogs available on Sunday. “All of our artists have been hard at work in their studios and out in the field painting and taking photographs in preparation for our new season. Please come by and check out all of the beautiful artwork!,” said The Old Gallery Artists Chair and Glass Artist Sally Van Der Kamp. Van Wald added, “We’re also excited to announce that Hogabluesa: Brews, Blues & BBQ will also return this summer on Saturday, August 20, featuring Mojomamma.” “It’s been a tough few years for everyone and our nonprofit center for community and the arts is no different,” said Von Wald. “We’ve been fortunate that our community has generously supported us during the pandemic so we didn’t have to close our doors.” The Old Gallery provides a wide range of services include the twice-monthly Community Cupboard Food Bank, Community Closet, yoga and wellness classes, tourist information and providing a home to 23 local and regional artists to display and sell their creations. The Old Gallery is also an event center, with rentals available for meetings, weddings, birthday and anniversary celebrations and other gatherings. The Old Gallery is a center for community, arts and visitors and is located at 14863 Hwy. 7 in Allenspark. It is only 20 minutes from Estes Park and Lyons.

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Climate Change–Why Worry? The Estes Valley Watershed Coalition (EVWC), which restored the rivers and banks of the valley’s waterways after the 2013 flood, now fosters the health of our waters, forests, and wildlife. The EVWC seeks out the latest scientific research and partners with experts to keep our environment safe and healthy. Now the EVWC is concerned about how climate change is affecting our environment. Many changes can’t be seen in real time. Have you noticed, for example, there are not as many birds as there were several years ago? Christmas Bird Counts confirm that many species are in decline, such as the rosy finch, evening grosbeak, barn swallow, and even the lark bunting, our state bird. Why is this happening? Experts studying these anomalies point to several factors. For years, our valley has been experiencing unusual weather, such as huge rainfall and flooding in 2013 or prolonged droughts with high heat, which set the stage for intense wildfires. High heat can cause birds to be less active and produce fewer babies. Have you noticed that there are also fewer bugs? The insect population is also in decline, and they represent the largest buffet for migrating birds. So what’s going on–birds in decline, bugs in decline. They are the “canaries in the coal mine,” and the cause is climate change. Climate is simply weather over long periods of time, specifically measured in temperatures and precipitation. Generally, the climate in Colorado is get-

ting hotter and drier, and this affects the snowpack that is critical for providing season-long water for agriculture and power. These changes are wreaking havoc with all living things in the natural world– from pikas to lodgepoles. Because of our concern about climate change, the EVWC wants our community to be aware of the seriousness of the problem and possible solutions. For that reason, the EVWC is organizing a FREE Climate Change Symposium, scheduled at the Ridgeline Hotel on Saturday, May 21, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Our Keynote Speaker is Scott Denning, Professor of Atmospheric Science at CSU, who has spent his life studying Earth’s atmosphere and biosphere where living things reside. Dr. Denning will be joined by the following panelists: Congressman Joe Neguse, Colorado’s 2nd district; Jody Shadduck-McNally, Larimer County Commissioner; Mike Nelson, Chief Meteorologist at Denver 7 News; Koren Nydick, Chief of Resource Stewardship at RMNP; Jason Damweber, Estes Park Assistant Town Administrator; and a representative from the Colorado State Forest Service. Panelists will share their expertise concerning the forests, waters, and wildlife of Estes Valley. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to spend time with these speakers. You are invited to ask questions and collaborate on possible solutions. This educational event is being co-sponsored by Larimer County and the Town of Estes Park.

Volunteers Needed For Spring Clean Up Day Do you find roadside/trailside trash absolutely disgusting? We do and we have a plan to return these sites to their natural beauty, and we need your help. On Saturday, April 30th, we will hold the annual spring cleanup event and send all of this trash to the Larimer County Landfill. We will meet at 9 a.m. on the east side of the Visitor’s Center in the parking lot for route assignments and orange bags. Each route is designed to require about 1 ½ hours to clean up. We recommend that you wear a longsleeved shirt, long pants, sturdy footwear, work gloves, and bring sun protection, hand sanitizer and tick spray. Bring a friend and it will go twice as fast! Quickly you should see orange bags popping up all over town. After noon the Town workers will proceed to pick

them all up and deliver them to the marina, where Atlas will take care of the rest. We are thankful to the Town, the Rotary Club, Atlas, and the EVRPD for their assistance. Several groups have already signed up: the Auxiliary Police will be cleaning the downtown area, including parking lots and Bond Park; the Trout Unlimited group plans to clean the banks of the Big Thompson River starting on the east side of town. There is no need to sign up, just show up on Saturday morning. In case of inclement weather, please come and pick up a route and orange bag and do your pick up at your earliest convenience. Thank you, Annie Hanson and Tara Moenning

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Five Fun Facts About… Greater Sage Grouse hens who then select their mate, involves an elaborate dance with tail feathers fanned into a starburst, inflated yellow air sacs, strutting in circles and a collection of popping, gurgling The greater sage grouse leks are flat, and burbling sounds. open areas free of vegetation in the 4. The word “lek” is besagebrush sea where males can visibly lieved to come from the display for the females. Swedish word “leka” meanFemale sage grouse are about half the size of males. Male greater sage grouse go through an a wingspan of up to 38 inches. Females elaborate mating display where they fan out their spikey tail feathers and inflate two yellow air sacs. ing “to play”. The greater sage grouse lek is typically are about half the size of males. percent since 1965 and half of that deBy: Dawn Wilson an open area of sparse vegetation where Dawn Wilson is a professional and cline happened since 2002. Estimates the males can perform their mating This week’s featured animal is the award-winning nature photographer put the current population between dance in full view for the females. The greater sage grouse. This bird does not who lives in Estes Park year-round. You 200,000 and 500,000 birds. birds use the same lek year after year. live in Estes Valley or Rocky Mountain can see more of her work, join one of her 3. Male greater sage grouse perform a National Park. They do, however, live in 5. The largest of the North American Rocky tours, and purchase prints at North Park, a vast open sagebrush-rich charismatic courtship display each grouse species, the male greater sage or follow spring — from late March through early grouse stands up to two feet tall and has her on Instagram: @dawnwilsonphoto. landscape that borders Rocky MounMay — on mating grounds called leks. tain National Park to the north. Here This behavior, performed for the nearby are five more facts about this elegant but rarely seen bird. 1. Greater sage grouse, also referred to as the sagehen, get their namesake from the sagebrush bush that fills their home range. Their feathers perfectly replicate the pattern of sagebrush giving the bird ideal camouflage. 2. Unsuccessful efforts have been made to put the greater sage grouse on the Endangered Species List. A study Greater sage grouse have mottled brown and gray released by the U. S. Geological Survey Male greater sage grouse will fight each other while on the lek as a way feathers to blend in perfectly with their sagebrush in early 2021 reported that greater sage to defend their small piece of the dancing grounds. habitat. grouse numbers have plummeted by 80

Giving Guest Program Launches May 1

of Estes Park, Estes Park Quota Club, Estes Valley Crisis Advocates, Estes By: Karen McPherson, Estes Park NonValley Restorative Justice Partnerprofit Resource Center ship, Hyk the World, Volunteers of Hear ye, hear ye. For years, people have America, Habitat for Humanity of joked about putting a bucket at the botthe St. Vrain Valley, Nehemiah tom of the hill as visitors stream into Gateway USA town. We could ask for donations from Community and Education: Estes the number of people going by–if each Park Senior Citizens Center, Inc., car put a dollar in the bucket we could Estes Valley Library Friends & definitely solve childcare. We could reFoundation, Estes Valley Sunrise pair all watersheds damaged by floods, Rotary Foundation, Pet Association wind, and fires. The possibilities for of Estes Park, The Estes Park Learngood in this town that the locals and ing Place, Angels Above Foundaguests rely on and come to expect would tion, Inc., Better Business Bureau be saved/funded/resolved. Foundation Serving Northern ColObviously, there is no $1 required-enorado & Wyoming, Estes Park Edutry donation to visit Estes Park. But we cation Foundation do have scores of guests who are proud Healthcare and Wellness: Estes of visiting Estes Park. They are part of Park Health Foundation, Estes Park this community. They want to give back Salud Foundation, Hope Lives! The and make this community sustainable Lydia Dody Breast Cancer Support and worth visiting again and again. But Center, Estes Park Running Club how? And to what organizations? Well, Youth and Families: Boys & Girls now there’s a way. Clubs of Larimer County, Estes The Giving Guest program is a collaborative The Giving Guest program is set to Park Bright Christmas, LTD, Estes partnership of the Estes Park Nonprofit Relaunch on May 1. There are currently 38 Park Girl Scouts, EVICS Family Renonprofits registered to benefit from this source Center (EPNRC), the Estes Chamber, source Center, Partners, YMCA of program. They are divided up into cate- and United Way of Larimer County (UWLC). the Rockies, Young Artists and ScholThe Giving Guest program launches with gengories to make it easier for guests to ars Group erous support from the Community Foundamake an impactful connection with the Conservation, Environment, and tion of Northern Colorado. community. Guests may not know the Recreation: Estes Valley Community name of any one organization, but they Garden, Estes Valley Land Trust, likely have an interest in a category of Park, Estes Arts District, Fine Arts Estes Valley Watershed Coalition, Rocky services they benefit from or believe in. Guild of the Rockies, Stanley Home Mountain Conservancy, Trout UnlimCategories of services and the particiMuseum & Education Center, and The ited - Alpine Anglers pating organizations that will benefit Old Gallery The collective goal of this program is to from donations over the summer inEmergency and Human Services: connect tourism, businesses, and nonclude: Chase the Music, Crossroads Ministry profits. The program's monetary dream? Arts and Culture: Art Center of Estes

A lofty $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? Anyone can donate. All funds collected in any one category will be equally distributed to the organizations that have self-identified in that category. For this to be successful, individuals, organizations, and businesses would all need to help spread the word. 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 categories mentioned above. 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 Strong Nonprofits = Strong Community.

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News From The Art Center Of Estes Park New Exhibit Opening: “Anywhere But Here” Travels Beyond Colorado featuring Art Center member, photographer John Shelton April 29-June 6. John Shelton’s work emphasizes both natural and manmade elements, separate or together, exploring connection, relationships, and social significance – drawing attention to the depth and power of his subjects. Using the tools of perspective and illumination, his imagery highlights the textures, patterns, line, and layers within, while presenting strong contrasts and rich complemen-

Cathy Goodale Class tary hues throughout. Whether in color or grayscale, his work evokes mood, serenity, solitude, and even an ethereal quality that brings added depth, beauty, and meaning to a thing, place, or situation. These particular images are drawn from his travels outside Colorado. Highlighted Founding Artists: Featuring Chris Switzer and Karen Dick Chris Switzer’s weaving can be many things: scarves, shawls, placemats, table runners, kitchen towels, garments, rugs

Chris Switzer and wall pieces. She said, “Weaving can be functional or conceptual. Color and texture are important parts of weaving. Since 1971, when I learned to weave, I have been trying different techniques and have had many teachers. Working with bamboo sticks added dimensionality to patterns. Waffle weave became something all-together different.” “In 1978, I returned to college at CSU and commuted three days a week for six years, receiving a BFA in 1984 in weaving with double major in anthropology/archaeology. At that time, I wondered what would come next? My final project, "Pathways" gave me a sense of hope for the future. Soon, with the help of 20 local artists, the Art Center came to be-May 1987, it opened!” Karen Dick said, “I remember attending an organizational meeting about the prospect of opening a local art center in Estes Park. I drove my VW Bug up the

snow packed switchbacks of Windcliffe Estates to the home of Bev Taylor for the meeting. I thought I was taking my life in my hands on those roads which I had never driven before. I had just joined the Boulder Potters’ Guild in January of ’86 and although I had opportunities for classes and the sale of my work through the guild, the idea of a local Art Center was exciting. At the meeting we discussed our vision for a center with classes, exhibits, and the sale of art work. In the early days of the Art Center’s operation, the member Karen Dick Pottery working as a volunteer that day would Ann Salviazul-Bayfield, CO call the member who had just sold Susan Haskins-Greeley, CO something to tell them! We were all very supportive of each other.” Lee Macleon-Santa Fe, NM “The Art Center certainly affirmed me Lynn Mehta-Alexandria, VA and my pottery work and gave me the Diane Miller-Abington, MA opportunity to educate myself about Rose Irelan-Poway, CA other media so that I could speak Joni Emily-Roxborough, CO knowledgeably with our customers James Sampsel-Port Orford. OR while working my volunteer shifts.” Katherine Irish-Placitas, NM ` Also on display in the gallery are the Shelly Howard-Denver, CO outstanding work of the other Art Center artist members, including other Tatyana Robberts-O’Fallon, IL works in oil painting, watercolor, pastel, Stephen Gary Frisk-Richmond, TX jewelry, ceramics, charcoal, graphite, Bruce Bingham-Austin, TX glass, wood, sculpture, fiber, photograJacob Tarazoff-Santa Fe, NM phy, printmaking and mixed media. Andrea Gabel-Ft. Collins, CO Opening Weekend Door Prizes: Chrissy Pahucki-New Hampton, NY John Shelton has donated a photo print Marjorie Shanks-Effie, LA "Reflections At Gem Lake" and Chris Cindy Shaw-Boise, ID Switzer donated a handwoven scarf. The public is invited to come to the gallery Lyndy Bush-Highlands Ranch, CO to enter. Entry period is from 11 a.m. Connie Schmidt-St. Louis, MO April 29 to 5 p.m. May 2, at which time Julie Draeger-Toledo, OH winning names will be drawn and winCharlotte Quist-Dillon, MT ners notified. Celebrating 35 Years with a $35 for 35 The Art Center is now open winter Years Campaign! hours: Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Celebrate! The Art Center of Estes Park th Monday 11-5. Beginning May 20 the is celebrating its 35th Anniversary in Art Center will be open daily. 2022! Upcoming Art Class in May: May 18, The Art Center opened its doors 35 “Contour Drawing” with Cathy Goodale years ago and we want to continue for 10-4 Art Center members: $72, non another 35 years. With the leadership members: $80. Today’s art scene is becoming more contemporary. And so, today, we will use blind contour drawings of an object to go abstract. Bring several objects that you think are interesting shapes. You will be surprised at your drawing talent when you draw by looking only at the subject and not your paper. Try some! It is fun Reflections at Gem Lake by John Shelton and interesting. 4th Annual Estes Valley Plein Air 2022 Participating Artists: and determination of Chris Switzer and 55 artist applicants were juried and 36 Lynda Vogel, the Art Center opened its were selected to participate in this year’s doors in May of 1987. Leo Weber was event. They are: the first Board president, Lynda Vogel Richard Sneary-Kansas City, MO was the gallery coordinator, and Chris Switzer signed the lease, opened a bank Ritchie Vios-Austin, TX account, got the licenses, and did the paJenifer Cline-Loveland, CO perwork for non-profit status. This was Lorie Merfeld-Batson Westcliffe, CO an exciting time for the twenty-one local Cliff Austin-Aurora, CO artists looking to share their creative efMarie Massey-Bellvue, CO forts with the public, since they were not Bruce Boynton-Loveland, CO welcomed to show their work in the existing local galleries. These original Krystal Brown-Spring, TX twenty-one artists included names you Kathleen Lanzoni-Boulder, CO might remember or you may own one of James Biggers-Estes Park, CO their art pieces: Dorothy Irvin, basketry; Cecy Turner-Dallas, TX Lynda Vogel, drawing; Leo Weber, furniRichard Lance Russell-Blanding, UT ture; Jay Grooters, Kathy Bradford, David Peacock-Rhinelander, WI Renée Martig, Garth Mudge, and Adeline Pyrzynski, glass; Renêe Martig and Alex Wicks-Broomfield, CO

Elena Willits, jewelry; Mary Hart, Betty Mapes, and Bev Taylor, painting; Carolyn Patch Fairbanks, pen and ink; Will Citta, pencil; Dwayne Easterling and James Frank, photography; Karen Dick and Tisha Palmer, pottery; Chris Switzer, weaving and paper; John Lynch, wood; and Charlotte Lloyd, watercolor. The Art Center was a “Community Art Center, ” promoting local and regional artists. The artists were the backbone of the organization, volunteering as Board Members, willing to run the Art Center by sitting the gallery, working on fundraisers, being on the exhibition committee, teaching classes, and most importantly displaying their work. This has continued over the last 35 years. As the Art Center steps into its next 35 years, we want to recommit to the foundation that our 21 original artists established in the Art Center. We want to continue this momentum built on the eagerness of artists to share their passion for creating art. We want to renew the original goals in the name of local artists and regional artists to support and grow more art education, and to continue to be an avenue to the arts in our community supported by community membership. Join us in this effort by donating, $35 for 35 years to raise additional funds to continue the operation of the Art Center. Donations can be made through the Art Center website (link) or dropping off a donation at the front desk or mail your donation to 517 Big Thompson Ave., Unit 245, Estes Park, CO 80517. Thank you for helping us continue for the next 35 years! Satellite Exhibits: The exhibit at the US Bank, features Art Center artist member Debbie Jansen. VERT has an updated display of artwork by a number of Art Center artist members. At Estes Park Health, Linda Palmer’s watercolors are on display. Social Media: The Art Center can be viewed not only on our website at but we are on Facebook at Art-Center-of-Estes-Park, Instagram at artcenterofep and Twitter at artcenterestes. The Art Center of Estes Park is a nonprofit organization which provides a facility to support the work of local and regional artists, striving to promote exhibition, education, and excellence in the visual arts. Proceeds benefit the artist and contribute to the Art Center’s education and community outreach. The Art Center is located at 517 Big Thompson Avenue, in Middle Stanley Village, below Safeway and above Subway. For more information, please call the Art Center at 970-5865882 or visit our website at Chris Switzer

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WHICH ‘HAT’ ARE YOU WEARING? You can tell a lot about a person by the hat they are wearing, can’t you? Most of us have a lot of hats that we wear, but most of us have one that we are seen wearing the most. As a result, people can tell a lot about us…our preferences, our politics, our history, even our hearts. That was what I was thinking when I was visiting a dear friend’s home and noticed a hat with the word: ‘ROMEO’ emblazoned on the front. My first thought was, “I wonder how his wife felt about that?” Ernie saw me eying his hat and smilingly explained that that the hat was one worn each week by several men in a group he met with. The letters stood for: ‘Retired Old Men Eating Out’. So, think about the hats that you see people wearing and what you sense about them in the process. In a political rally, you can guess where a person stands who has a ‘MAGA’ hat, or another, espousing a particular social or political position. You can be assured that the person wearing a camouflage-colored veteran’s hat and patch, has served and is proud of his / her service. A ‘hunter orange’ hat tells you about a person’s current interest and, perhaps, even present activity. And, of course, you know what college or university one attended, or what professional sports team a person is aligned with, by looking at the hat they wear at sponsored activities. Undoubtedly, you have varied feelings generated practically every time you notice what hat a person is wearing…like I did Ernie’s. The Bible has much to say about an individual’s choice of ‘hats’. For the most part, while He was living on the earth, Jesus wore His ‘Servant’ hat. “I am among you as one who serves!”, He said. (Lk. 2:27) “Jesus went about doing good, and healing all who were under the power of the devil.” (Acts 10:38) He told His disciples that they were His ‘friends’, showing another ‘hat’ that He wore. However, He eventually was called upon to be a ‘sacrifice’ for all mankind. One day, we are told clearly, He will put on His ‘Judge’ hat and we will all stand before Him and await His assessment of our lives. Much of what I’ve chosen to share has resulted from my past, and recent, interactions with one of Estes Park’s finest citizens, who recently passed away. In remembrance of some visits with Alden Chrysler in coffee shop settings; a note from his wife, Susanne; an obituary description; and from the memorial service; it is not hard to see the ‘hat’ that Al wore continually. A great deal was said about his years of service to those who were shut-ins, hospitalized, and in need of encouragement and solace. “His greatest joy was serving as a minister to such people”. Service and love were the ‘hats’ that this good man wore during the time God gave him. May we all share those spirits. However, what I wanted to share with us this week was the ‘F.R.O.G.’ ‘Hat’ that Al lived and promoted among those whose lives he touched. According to all who shared about him, what they remembered was his spirit of ‘Fully Relying On God’. How important this spirit is in the times in which we live! As we deal with a pandemic that impacted millions of lives; as we viewed wildfires that destroyed over a millions acres this year; as we watched as a dominant, seemingly uncaring, world leader destroyed thousands of people in a neighboring country; as violence rages in our own nation’s society…the list seems endless…at such a time we need to hold firm to the ‘F. R. O. G.’ principle Al… following in the footsteps of Jesus and God’s Word…espoused. ‘Fully Relying On God’ is not easy… we so want to ‘fix things ourselves…but we need to recognize how much we need His sovereign care and help. “Peter wrote: “Casting all your cares upon Him, because He cares for you!” Paul wrote: “In nothing be anxious, but in everything, by prayer and supplication let your requests be made know unto Him, and the peace of God that passes all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” Bob Lewis

Crossroads Hosting Neighbors In Need Fundraiser If you’ve lived in America long enough you’ve probably heard the phrase, “what goes around comes around”. I know for me it was generally referenced in the context of someone being mean, unfair or bullying another person. My Dad reminded me of this when an upper classman was picking on me and I became fearful of walking across our high school campus. Dad said, “One day the bully will run into someone who is bigger and tougher, and he’ll get what he’s been giving out.” I actually never lived long enough to see this happen so I’m not sure how life turned out for him. But, I’m hopeful he changed his ways and became a nicer person. I know in the Old Testament there is reference to “an eye for an eye” which eventually leads to a blind world, but later in history the message changed “to not resist an evil person.” In fact, if someone slaps your cheek, turn the other cheek. This doesn’t imply being a door mat or allowing people to abuse you, but it does encourage us to fight hatred with love. Love never fails. As we faithfully love people who are difficult to love I believe a transformation will take place before our eyes. We can do our part and allow God to do what only He can do. It is true that what a person sows they will reap, so be careful what kind of seeds you’re planting for they will produce a harvest of either good or bad fruit. If someone has wronged you and they deserve wrath…show them kindness. Treat others how you would want to be treated. Let’s have a little more

mercy, grace, love and compassion going around. Because whether you know it or not, you will need it to come back

around to you one day. One of our “Neighbors in Need” who is now in a better place came by Crossroads last week to drop off a nice card which had a significant donation inside. Here’s what she had to say: “Thank you again for the amazing help you gave me last summer when I broke my ankle. I got an unexpected tax return so I’m passing it on to you to help someone else. Thank you for all you do for our community!” What goes around comes around! I’m so proud to be a part of an organization that is taking good care of our neighbors who find themselves in needy situations. We are grateful for the generosity of people who make this possible. Donations that are coming in are quickly going out to make sure no one in our town finds themselves alone in their time of need. Will you consider giving a gift to help a Neighbor?! During April and May we have a dollar for dollar matching program going on, so it’s a great time to double your investment in our community. You can donate securely online at or send in a check to PO Box 3616, Estes Park, CO 80517. Thank you!

Estes Valley Model Railroaders Meeting May 4 The Estes Valley Model Railroaders will have their monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 4 at 6:00 in the Hondius Room at the Estes Valley Library. All are welcome to join us. The meeting will be from 6:00 – 8:00. One of the main topics for this meeting is our upcoming Rails in the Rockies 25th Anniversary celebration. All interested folks are welcome to attend one of our meetings just to see what we are about. We have variety of interests in the membership from operating trains, to modeling buildings and scenery, to history and train travel. Our members like to share their expertise or

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budding expertise with others so if you are thinking about knowing more or need help with a project, come join us. For more information or to be put on our email list for future events, email

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It must be spring despite all the indications of winter with the snow we keep having. Why am I convinced that spring has sprung? My rhubarb has started to tuck their little head of red above the ground. I have not used all of last years crop yet. Guess I best start baking and freezing that. Have any of y’all noticed how our cooking and menus change with the seasons? Especially here in Estes where our supplies are limited. In February I was unable to purchase a ham at Safeway. I did find one at Walmart. In the spring we can get ham and lamb so that seems traditional to prepare. Lamb also has a religious connotation as well for both Christians and Jews at the time of Easter and Passover. During those periods, the grocery is well stocked with both. Summer comes along with ribs, sausage, steaks and hot dogs and bargains for buns, chips and soft drinks. In the fall our minds start to contemplate a bit heavier menus and soup starts to seem like a clever idea. Pork bargains begin to show up in our basket. Then there are the holidays and turkey, ham, and beef roast are necessary. Winter of course is all about warm and hearty meals especially root vegetables, stews and soups. Have you ever wondered why some of those foods are traditionally prepared during certain seasons? I have. Spring is the time not only of religious celebrations but the birthing of lambs. Ham has been preserved and smoked during the winter and as well as piglets born. Summer has fresh vegetables, and it is too hot in the kitchen. Fall and winter arrives and some animals have reached their time to harvest as well as the root vegetables. Winter, we need heaty meals for our bodies. Or that is my theory… take or ponder. After all my prattling,

guess the recipe I am giving today. I was at my friend Ann’s home the other night and she fixed a delicious lamb dish. It is so easy and delicious and I thought y’all might enjoy it.

Lamb Shanks in a Crock Pot Serves 4-6 4 lamb shanks 6 Tbs. olive oil 2 Tbs. salt Tbs. black pepper ½ sliced medium red onion 1 cup dried apricots (I used more) 1 cup dried fig (Again a little more would be good) 1 ½ cup chicken broth or water 1 cup white wine ¼ cup raspberry jam (sub: strawberry if you want) ½ tsp. allspice ½ tsp. cinnamon Grease a broiler and heat broiler. Oil and season shanks with salt and pepper and place on prepared pan. Broil shanks about 5 minutes on both sides. Place lamb in crockpot. Mix jam, all the liquids and then add fruits and spices. Pour over lamb. Cook on low for 8-10 hours, high for 4-5. You can thicken gravy if you wish with a little corn starch and water. Serve with egg noodles, rice, polenta or orzo. My dog, Sunshine sits by my side awaiting her breakfast. I had to get up early to write this to beat the deadline. We are both very hungry…writing this did not help the hunger. My email: Bon Appétit.

Woman’s Club To Meet On May 11 Estes Park Woman’s Club will meet on Wednesday, May 11 at 11:30 a.m. at the Twin Owls Steakhouse located in the Taharaa Mountain Lodge on Highway 7. Members will receive a separate email invitation. This will be a plated luncheon with a choice of house sirloin steak, salad with fresh vegetables and balsamic vinaigrette or vegetarian roasted beet salad, fresh rolls and olive oil on tables, vegetarian soup du jour (GF) & drinks. Dessert will be a sheet cake celebrating the EPWC’s 110th year. At the luncheon the past presidents will be honored and the officers for 2022-2023 will be installed. Members are encouraged to wear period outfits in celebration of our 110th year. If you do not receive an invitation or

want more information about the club, please contact us at EPWC Celebrating 110 Years Of Community Work

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New MRI Machine Delivered To EPH

Estes Park Senior Citizens Center Menu May 2 – 6 Monday, May 2

Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich (topped w/ mushrooms & swiss cheese) w/ macaroni & cheese

Tuesday, May 3

Pork Loin w/ applesauce & vegetables

Wed., May 4

Patty Melt Sandwich w/ Tomato Salad

Thursday, May 5

Chicken Parmesan w/ Spaghetti, garlic bread & side salad

Friday, May 6

Shrimp (8) Quesadilla w/ soup of the day

May 9 – 13 Monday, May 9

Moco Loco – Meatloaf (topped w/ two eggs & brown gravy) w/ hashbrowns & fruit

Tuesday, May 10

Crispy Chicken Burrito w/ rice, beans & green chili on the side

Wed., May 11

Vegetarian Lasagna w/ garlic bread & side salad

Thursday, May 12 Fried Chicken (3 pc) w/ Mashed Potatoes, gravy & vegetables Friday, May 13

Trout (4 oz) w/ Baked Potato & 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, May 2nd, you need to call before 1:00 PM on Friday, Apr 29th. 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

With the help of a crane and specialized construction crew, a new MRI machine was delivered to Estes Park Health on Monday, April 25. “Mary Strickland, Lead MRI Technologist, and I are excited to welcome the new MRI machine to Estes Park Health,” said Brigitte Foust, Director of Diagnostic Imaging at EPH. “Mary has been at EPH for 10 years and has followed the inception of MRI at EPH to this exciting point. The new machine will provide the community with shorter scan times and quieter exams. I’m excited that Diagnostic Imaging at EPH will offer best-in-class technology with the most comfortable exams for our patients. Thank you to everyone that donated to this campaign.” Patients will be seen with the new MRI machine starting May 16. In the interim, a mobile MRI unit is in place at EPH and used for current MRI needs. Over the next few weeks, the MRI suite will be remodeled to accommodate the new machine, the machine will be calibrated, and staff will be trained on how to use it. The Estes Park Health Foundation raised over $545k toward the $1.1 million cost of the new MRI machine. The EPH Foundation increases community awareness of Estes Park Health, and develops, manages, and distributes funds to assist EPH in fulfilling its mission. To learn more about their initiatives or to volunteer, contact them at or 970-5774370.

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 Check out our website: or call for the latest information

Now Accepting Donations For Pet Association 2022 Yard Sale On June 25 It’s time to get ready for the Pet Association Yard Sale! Donations are now being accepted for this year’s sale to be held on Saturday, June 25 at the Animal Medical Center of Estes Park. Items in good condition may be dropped off Monday thru Friday, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Animal Medical Center. Donations of large furniture, fixtures, appliances, clothing, computers, or TVs will not be accepted.

If you have questions about donations, please contact James at 970-586-6898. All proceeds from the yard sale will be used to support the Pet Association of Estes Park, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, in providing healthcare and safe housing for homeless pets. Mark your calendar for Saturday, June 25. In the meantime, clean out your closets and donate your extra “stuff ” to the Pet Association’s Yard Sale!

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Community Yard Sale At Masonic Lodge April 30 I am riding the 50th Iron Horse Bicycle Classic in Durango with the Davis Phinney Foundation team on Saturday, May 28th, 2022. This will be my last ride from Durango to Silverton however it won’t be my last ride for the Davis Phinney Foundation, whose mission is to help people with Parkinson’s live well. I plan many more rides with this tremendously important organization. Please support me and DPF with any donations, pledges or just

good healthy thoughts for anyone with Parkinson’s disease. A dollar a mile would be awesome, fifty cents a mile would be great and a five-dollar donation would be so kind. I will keep fundraising up to Memorial Day weekend and beyond. Thank you, Thomson Eccles, Estes Park Go to for more information.

Don’t miss the Community Yard Sale which will be held on Saturday, April 30thweather permitting. Set-up is 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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Estes Valley Community Center Member Spotlight: Jennifer Waters Jennifer Waters is a Civil Engineer with the Town of Estes Park and an Estes Valley Watershed Coalition board member in addition to being a weight training enthusiast. Waters and her husband relocated to Estes Park from Texas in 2019. They had many options along the Front Range for their new home base, but ultimately selected Estes Park for its spectacular setting, outdoor recreation opportunities and the Estes Valley Community Center. Water recalls, “We saw this wonderful Rec facility and it sealed the deal on where we would relocate. I lift weights for fitness training and I swim laps once a week, too. When we had our tour of the Rec, I knew Estes Park would be our new home.” Waters is one of Megan Hartzog’s personal training clients, and has taken some Olympic Weightlifting classes at the Rec as well. If you are new to the area, visit for all the info on what the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District has to offer. In addi-

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY! 5532 E US HIGHWAY 36 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. GREAT NT E INVESTM

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Endorsing David Batey


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To the Editor: David Batey is clearly the most qualified candidate in the upcoming Estes Park Health election. Behold his previous career experiences: Epidemiologist/Advisor, Global Medicine & Occupational HeaDepartment, ExxonMobil, 1990-2012; Associate Director, Preventive Cardiology Program, New Jersey Medical School, 1986-1990; Post-Doctoral Fellow, Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, New Jersey Medical School, 1984-1986; Co-Chief Medical Psychology Intern, Duke University Medical School, 1981-82; “Live For Life” Wellness Program, Program Development, Training, and Implementation Consultant, Johnson & Johnson, 1979-81 and 198284; Research Assistant, Rutgers University, 1978-1979; Teaching Assistant, Ball State University 1977-78; Volunteer Leader, Peace Corps Afghanistan, 19731977; Peace Corps Volunteer, Peace Corps Afghanistan,1971-73. Top that with what the Estes Park community voters should his consider more relevant. His recent, successful local work: Chair, Estes Park Health Board of Directors; Chair, Estes Park Economic Development Corporation Strategic Planning Committee; Member, Historic Stanley Home Foundation Board; Member, Estes Park Trail Gazette Editorial

Board, Chair, Estes Park Committee, Community Foundation of Northern Colorado; President, Meadowdale Hills Property Owners Association Board; Chair, Estes Park Development Corporation Competitive Broadband Committee; Chair, Estes Valley Community Center Campaign Committee; Chair, Estes Park SB-152 Broadband Campaign Committee; Chair, Estes Park One Percent Sales Tax Campaign Committee; Member, Estes Park Non-Profit Resource Center Board; Member, Estes Park Ambassadors Board. Now, there’s commitment, and leadership. Which is what every voter should want in a candidate. And, having worked with David regarding community issues, I find he has the one quality that is hard to quantify, but needed in successful leaders. He is driven to plan. He knows how to process information and mold it into the most efficient path forward. In today’s multifaceted, changing, and challenging world of health care, we need David to propel Estes Park Health favorably forward. Please join me in electing David Batey to the Estes Park Health Board. Ward Nelson Estes Park

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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

Keep David Batey On EPH Board Hello Neighbors: I’m writing this to encourage you all to vote for David Batey, to keep him in his current position on the Estes Park Health Board of Directors so that he and his fellow Board members may continue to effectively and tirelessly work to keep the doors of our hospital open. I’ve known David for over 15 years and know him to be an honorable, compassionate, dedicated individual who loves and serves this community using his vast experience and medical knowledge. He and his fellow Board members have faced many daunting financial chal-

lenges over the past several years, but instead of passing these challenges along once again to someone else, they tackled and succeeded in meeting the needs not only of the hospital, but also and most importantly the health, welfare and happiness of many former patients. His calm, thoughtful leadership has resulted in a list of accomplishments so extensive it’s impossible to list them all here. Please vote to keep David Batey working on our behalf for the next three years. Respectfully submitted, Jean L. McLaren

Endorsing Scott Dorman For EVRPD Board To The Editor: Scott Dorman has extensive experience with special district boards. He served as fire chief of the Fire Protection District for many years. He is currently President of the Parks and Rec District board and has been a leader in other organizations. He has lived in this community for over 45 years and is vested in its success. He values the quality of life of all rec district residents.

I am serving on a nonprofit board with Scott, and find him to be efficient and innovative. Scott is trustworthy, he listens and is dedicated to serving all age groups in the district, because he feels that the community has given him much. I urge you to re-elect Scott Dorman to the Estes Valley Parks and Recreation Board on May 3. Johanna Gengler

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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United Women In Faith The Estes Park United Methodist Church is pleased to share that United Methodist Women is now United Women in Faith! The renaming is part of a refreshing of the organization that includes an array of new and improved programs to nurture current members and welcome new women to join to put their love in action on behalf of women, children, and youth. United Women in Faith seeks to connect and nurture women through Christian spiritual formation, leadership development, creative fellowship, and education so that they can inspire, influence, and impact local and global communities. The changes are designed to address the different needs and life stages of current members and new women and expand options for membership and engagement. The new name also aims to welcome current members whose local churches may choose to disaffiliate from The United Methodist Church as well as women of other faith traditions who want to join. All are welcome! New and innovative programs will be rolled out throughout 2022, including: A new, easier to navigate website with a homepage designed to pique new women’s interest in United Women in Faith and a special portal set to come online later this year where members can log in to access additional resources. A new “All-Access” National Membership Option enabling women to join United Women in Faith via the new website and participate online or in person at local units or larger events. Soul Care Retreats, a program for members and their nonmember friends focused on nurturing women’s bodies, minds, and spirits. Look for these to be conducted by the Estes Park United Methodist Church’s United Women in Faith group. Beginning in spring 2022, Mission u will introduce new curricula each year— one for children, one for youth, and one for adults—all focused on a shared biblical theme. The new Mission u curricula will be more adaptable for use in small

groups, local churches, vacation Bible schools, retreats, and other settings. Through these vibrant, relevant, justiceoriented, and biblically centered curricula, Mission u will continue its commitment to learning together for the transformation of the world and expand its impact. “This is an exciting time for our organization!” said Harriett Jane Olson, CEO of United Women in Faith. “Looking back, we see the through lines for our organization—faith in God, love for each other and commitment to putting our faith into action supporting women, children, and youth. These commitments have been expressed in different ways at different times using different names, always calling women to worldchanging action. This combination of a new look, more accessible resources for members and new ways to participate, positions us for impact in our own journeys and in how we engage the world that God so loves.” ‘Ainise ‘Isama’u, United Women in Faith board president, said the changes express the organization’s core values in ways that will excite current members and invite new women to join us. “I’m confident our members will be excited about these changes,” she said. “Together we are creating more opportunities for engagement with more women through new programs and updates of long-standing programs that embody our core values. Things change. People change. But God remains, and that continues to be the purpose behind everything that we do in this organization.” The Estes Park UMC is a vibrant faith community. We are located at 1509 Fish Hatchery Road, off US-34 (which is the north entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park), northwest of town. We welcome and affirm all persons regardless of faith, age, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical limitations or economic status – all means all. Worship services are at 9:45 a.m. on Sundays and the local unit of United Women in Faith meets the third Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m.

Ways We Can All Help Partners Mentoring Youth Now is the time to 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 1) Volunteers are needed as mentors, activity volunteers, and advisory council members. Four youth are patiently waiting for mentors in our CommunityBased Program. Email: 2) Adopt a Duck (or more than one) by May 7th at 12:00 noon to benefit Partners through the Estes Park Duck Race! 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) From April through June, for every Altruism beer sold, Rock Cut Brewing

Company will donate $1.00 to Partners at the end of this quarter. Enjoy and Cheers! 4) Partners is 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: (Under 'what type of donation' click on Event 80517Donation 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. 5) Local business can support youth by becoming a Mission Partner Sponsor. Contact Kathy Whitacre at 970-5779348 or email: 6) Use a reloadable Safeway card when you shop, and Partners can benefit. Cards are available at the Partners Estes Park Office, call 970-577-9348. Thank you in advance for your support!

Kimberly Bernal 10th Grade Congratulations to Kimberly Bernal, the Estes Park High School Student of the Week for April 29, 2022. At EPHS, Kimberly’s favorite class is Anatomy/Physiology because she says “Everything we learn in that class is interesting and can help you in the real world.” Her proudest school achievement is having a 4.0 GPA and being in the honors class in Algebra. Outside of school, she likes to bake and she wants to learn how to make all kinds of different pastries. Currently she’s trying to learn how to play the guitar and she would love to learn how to play the piano. She has four brothers and one sister, and her oldest brother is currently attending college. She works at the Big Horn Restaurant on the weekends. When asked her favorite place to visit she said she loves to go to California because she has family there and there are many things to do. Her

favorite part is going to the beach. Kimberly’s favorite quote is, “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle” by Socrates. She said, “I like this quote because we never really know what is going on in someone’s life and no matter what, we should be kind to them.” The best piece of advice she’s ever received is, to surround yourself with people who will help you do better in life and want the best for you. She said, “I think that if you surround yourself with the right people it will help you better to succeed.” After high school, Kimberly plans to go to college. She has a lot of things in mind to study such as architecture or psychology, but she has not decided yet.

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All Are Welcome At Flatirons Church By: Larry Yarrington

It is easy for me, in these times of inflation, to fret and be anxious about whether I will have the finances to live. The deceit is that I may not have the finances to live as I am living now. However, the truth is that I can live at a lesser lifestyle and still have joy and peace because of the promises of God. He has promised that I will not face more than I can endure. The question is whether I will trust God or the evil one. Intellectually it is an easy decision. But in the practice of everyday living it is also easy to become confused in a world of competing messages. The solution for me is packing my head full of God’s words found in the Bible. They are the source in which I can find relief in a world of

confusing ideas and information. As the Holy Spirit applies the Word of God to my mind I find the path to decisions is easier, my fears are lost in His love and His promises of provision. So, in spite of everything going on in the world today, I have peace deep in my soul. If you’re longing for this type of peace, then I invite you to join me and others this Sunday at 11:00 a.m. to learn more about the abundant life we were created to enjoy every day. We watch relevant messages from Flatirons Community Church every Sunday at the Reel Mountain Theater in Estes Park, Colorado. We also have groups of people you can connect with throughout the week. For more information, email us at

Democratic Progress By: Judi Smith

Sometimes, I understand why some people prefer to live in an autocracy, especially a socialist autocracy. To exist every day in a world where their needs (as defined by the government) are supplied and all they must do is their assigned job. A world with no decisions to make, and no responsibility for the eventual result of those decisions, sounds delightful sometimes. However, as I consider the ramifications of such a life -that understanding does not last long. In actuality, nothing upsets me more than to be told not to think, or in a position where I am forbidden to share my thoughts. Yes, the moment I share those thoughts I must accept responsibility for them. The moment I voice an opinion, that opinion becomes a part of who I am. Of course, I can change my mind, but I can no longer undo the fact of my thoughts at that time. I like being considered in the decision making. I like pooling my thoughts with others who then share the responsibility for that decision. I am glad I live in a democracy where my opinions are welcome. I am equally glad that I am not solely responsible for the final decision and I trust that my voiced opinion is considered by those with the final responsibility for deciding. We live in a representative democracy. Officials are not elected by the majority of citizens. We elect individuals by a majority of those who vote. However, once elected, I expect these officials to represent all constituents, not only those who voted for them. Sometimes, watching or tracking town, district, county, state, and national decisions is the only way to know, at the next election, whether I want the incumbent to continue. Democracy is hard work. Every day (during session) bills are discussed in the Legislature at both the National ( and the State ( levels. Decisions are also made, publicly, at county, district and town meetings. Some legislators, some boards, and some non-profit organizations send out emails to keep us informed-if we have signed up. Newspapers keep us apprised-if we read them. (My household subscribes to four very different newspapers.) I cannot keep up with everything, but I try to remain aware of what is most important to me. This is a very personal decision. No two

individuals will follow all of the same subjects. There are 50 ecological Bills listed in consideration by Congress at this time, however most of these have been in Committee since last year. There are also at least 18 Bills (enhancing ecological sustainability) making their way through the Colorado State General Assembly system. All of these have seen action in the last three months. In addition, there are laws that have passed and been signed, but have not yet reached their active date. Most governmental changes have a time differential to allow the public, individuals and businesses, to discover the change and to plan new ways to accommodate the change, in this case ways that are more ecologically sustainable. Changes which take effect with no public explanation are generally not received well in a democracy, especially when they occur with no visible justification. There are still some people who question the necessity of ecological changes and they deserve to voice their opinion and have it duly considered, before the decision is made. A case in point is the Fort Collins ban on plastic shopping bags, the Disposable Bag Ordinance, which becomes effective on Sunday, May 1. While the Fort Collins public is well aware and largely in agreement, there are outlying areas, including Estes Park, who may not be as cognizant. This new law will have no effect on individuals who do not shop in Fort Collins, or who already consistently employ reusable shopping bags. However, large grocery stores (10,000 sq. ft., more than four locations, or a presence outside Colorado) can no longer offer free shopping bags, designed for onetime use before disposal. The time differential has passed. Two days from now, single use plastic shopping bags will no longer be available at these grocery stores. Paper shopping bags will cost a minimum of 10 cents. This is ecologically sound and many smaller stores will follow suit, no longer providing free carry-out bags. There is a similar, but different, State law, SB21-1162 Plastic Pollution Reduction Act, whose pending effective dates range from January 1, 2023 to June 1, 2024. Agree? Disagree? Comments?

Mental Health: A Living Room Conversation From: Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership and the Estes Valley Library

Many would agree that we want to reduce the stigma around mental health issues so individuals and families are more inclined to seek help. There is growing interest in exploring a wider variety of ways to support people facing mental health challenges. The value of meditation, exercise and other practices show great promise as we learn more and more about the plasticity of our brains. What does it mean to ‘get better’ from mental health problems, and is it even possible? The community is invited to gather for a dialogue about “Mental Health.” This Living Room Conversation takes place Wednesday, May 11 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the library’s Wasson Room. The program is co-hosted by the Estes Valley Library and the Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership. Spanning a wide spectrum of topics and themes, the 2022 Community Conversation series invites locals to come together, share perspectives, and enjoy the learning opportunities that emerge through facilitated dialogue in a small group setting, drawing upon the Living Room Conversation model. Online registration the program on “Mental Health” includes a link to the Conversation Guide pamphlet, which participants may read through beforehand. Facilitation is available for English-to-Spanish and Spanish-to-English conversation during the session. Visit to learn about the series and its background. Find out more about the May 11 “Mental Health” conversation and sign up at Advance registration is necessary to help facilitators organize the conversation. ______

Salud Mental: una Conversación de Sala de Justicia Restaurativa del Valle de Estes, y la Biblioteca de Estes Valley Muchos estarían de acuerdo en que queremos reducir el estigma en torno a los problemas de salud mental para que las personas y las familias estén más in-

clinadas a buscar ayuda. Existe un interés creciente en explorar una variedad más amplia de formas de apoyar a las personas que enfrentan desafíos de salud mental. El valor de la meditación, el ejercicio y otras prácticas son muy prometedores a medida que aprendemos más y más sobre la plasticidad de nuestro cerebro. ¿Qué significa "mejorar" los problemas de salud mental? ¿Es posible? Invitamos a la comunidad de reunirse para un diálogo sobre “Salud Mental”. Esta Living Room Conversación (diálogo en el salón) tiene lugar en el miércoles, 11 de mayo, de 10 hasta 11:30 a.m. en el Salón Wasson de la Biblioteca. Este programa se ofrece en colaboración con Justicia Restaurativa del Valle de Estes y la Biblioteca de Estes Valley. Abarcando un espectro ancho de conceptos y temas, la serie “Conversaciones Comunitarias de 2022” invita a la gente local de reunirse, compartir sus puntos de vista, y disfrutar de las oportunidades para aprender que salen del diálogo facilitado en un marco de grupos pequeños, haciendo el uso del modelo Conversación en el Salón. El registro en línea para el programa “Salud Mental” incluye un enlace a la Guía de la Conversación, que los participantes pueden leer antes del programa. La facilitación está disponible para conversación traducida de inglés-a-español y español-a-inglés. Visite para aprender sobre la serie y su contexto. Descubre más sobre la conversación de “Salud Mental” en el 11 de mayo y regístrese para asistir en Reserva anticipada es necesaria para ayudar a los facilitadores a organizar la conversación.

Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held at noon on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday at 453 W. Elkhorn Ave., Estes Park. Or...

West Side Estes Park AA, meets at 2515 Tunnel Road, Estes Park and it takes place Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. in the Dannen Library - located on the lower level of the Legett Christian Center.

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What’s Happening At The Estes Valley Library 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 What Everyone Needs to Know about Early Literacy Tuesday, May 3, 6-7 p.m., Hondius Room Join Melody Garcia, Early Literary Librarian at Colorado State Library-even if you don’t have kids of your own—to learn why early literacy is so important to everyone’s future. The way we talk and play with children can build their lifelong capacity for learning and success. Sign up at Library Storytimes (no sign-up required) Preschoolerers: Thurs., Fri., and Sat. at 10:30 a.m. Baby Storytime: Thurs. and Fri. at 10 a.m. Pajama Storytime: Wed., May 4 at 6 p.m. Music Storytime with Nancy Bell: Wed., May 11 at 6 p.m. Books for Bo: Read to a Therapy Dog Tuesday, May 3, 10 - 11 a.m. Kids are invited to read aloud while relaxing in the Children’s Room alongside Bo, a licensed therapy dog. Sign-up at

TEENS & KIDS Book vs. Movie Club: “The Tale of Despereaux” Saturday, Apr. 30, 11:30 a.m. (español), Hondius Room Saturday, Apr. 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. Sign up at Artwork Wednesday: Inkblot Art Wednesday, May 4, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Hondius Room Repeated Wed., May 18, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Create original artwork with construction paper and dots of paint. All skill levels welcome. 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 Embossing Journals Saturday, May 7, 2-3 p.m., Makerspace Repeated Tues., May 10, 11 a.m.-noon Emboss and create one-of-a-kind designs. We’ll provide all the supplies. Sign up at Stone Laser Engraving Thursday, May 12, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m., Makerspace Engrave a slate of stone to take home. For teens and tweens. Sign up at estes- MAKERSPACE Learn the Laser Cutter Tuesday, May 3, 3-4:30 p.m. For ages 15 and up. Sign up at Maker Skill Friday: Stickers and Buttons Friday, May 6, 2-3 p.m. Whether making promotional items for a business or nonprofit—or just for fun and self-expression, the Makerspace has tools to make gifts or swag. Sign up at Learn the 3D Printer Tues., May 10, 3 - 4:30 p.m. For ages 15 and up. Sign up at Maker Skill Friday: Scrapbooking Friday, May 13, 2-3 p.m. Bring a few photos and mementos and learn the art of scrapbooking, with Makerspace supplies at hand. Sign up at Tech Talk: Adobe Photoshop Thursday, May 19, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Learn and share ideas on using this industry-standard software for editing photos and creating digital art. Sign up at NATURE TALKS Exploring nature with Kevin Cook Monday, May 9, 45:30 p.m., Hondius Room A monthly series on how to engage with the

Author David Chernikoff Explores “Aging Wisely And Loving Well” We’re living in a time when wise and loving elders are of critical importance. While the aging process involves losses and challenges, these can become a pathway to spiritual maturity, peace, and joy. What does it mean to age wisely and love well? In this engaging presentation, author David Chernikoff will discuss ways that the world’s different traditions teach us to live our way into the answer.

Chernikoff will lead a program on “Aging Wisely, Loving Well” on Thursday, May 12 from 3 to 4:30 p.m, hosted by the Estes Valley Library. This virtual program takes place on Zoom. Participants may sign up at the library events calendar to receive the Zoom link. David Chernikoff is a life coach, spiritual counselor, and author with a longtime interest in spiritual maturity and the ac-

tualization of our best human qualities. As former Education and Training Director of the Spiritual Eldering Institute, he has taught programs throughout the U. S, Canada, and Ireland on the psychological and spiritual aspects of aging. He taught psychology and meditation for many years at Naropa University and currently has a private practice in Boulder. He is the author of the recently released book “Life, Part Two: Seven Keys to Awakening with Purpose and Joy as You Age.” Sign up now to attend the “Aging Wisely, Loving Well” presentation on Zoom on May 12.

wonders of Life on Earth. In “The Intent,” nature instructor Cook explains how knowing your intentions yields a sense of accomplishment—with lessons from a brook stickleback fish. Sign up at LEGAL SELF-HELP Free Legal Self-Help Clinic Wednesday, May 11, 2 - 5 p.m., library Study Room One-on-one legal advice, for library patrons who do not have a personal attorney. Appointments are necessary, and can be scheduled by calling 970-5868116. More information at WORKSHOPS Tech Talk: Colorado Grants Guide Thursday, May 12, 5 - 6 p.m. Learn about this free service to connect nonprofits with funding opportunities. 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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Delilah Jeannine Mathews McAllister Delilah Jeannine Mathews McAllister was born in Abilene Kansas to Hayden and Jane Mathews on August 6, 1952. She passed away at her home on March 16, 2022 in Estes Park, CO. Jeannine grew up in Boulder, with her highest degree of schooling being a Masters of Psychology from Colorado University of Boulder. She practiced child and family therapy, becoming a nationally recognized authority in matters of child abuse issues and lectured in several places around the country. Jeannine had a love of the English language, prompting her to continue her studies in her later years. She received accreditations as a proofreader and editor from the University of California, Berkley in 2018 and The University of Chicago in 2020. She then worked for the State of Colorado as a freelance editor from 2021 to

early 2022. Jeannine enjoyed mystery books and had been working on writing three when she passed. Jeannine is survived by her mother Eva Jane Tobias Mathews of Longmont, CO, her sister Betty Jo Mathews Marker of Lakewood, CO, her nephews David Marker (Jessica) and their four children of Flower Mound, TX, Matthew Marker of Denver, CO and her service dog Cleopatra, companion dog Olliver as well as her significant other Steve Junghans of Estes Park, CO. Service of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 30th, 2022 at Saint Francis of Assisi Anglican Church, 3480 St. Francis Way, Estes Park, CO 80517. Reception to follow immediately after in Wells Hall. To leave a message for the family please visit

Clark Lupton Gary Clark Lupton of Loveland, CO passed away on April 7th, 2022 at the age of 87 after a long battle with Parkinson’s. Clark was born on May 20, 1934 to Dwight and Lucile Lupton in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. After Clark graduated from Franklin High School in 1952, He graduated from Cornell College with a bachelor’s degree and started his 25 YMCA career working in Wyandotte, MI., Monmouth, IL, Niles MI and Buffalo, WY. In 1979 he reinvented his professional life and became a Hall of Fame Equitable Agent in Douglas, Wyoming. He was blessed with the love of his life when he met Nancy Cobb while attending college. They were married on August 27, 1956. Nancy learned about Clarks’ neverending love of sports when he took her to a Milwaukee Braves baseball game for their honeymoon. Their romance lasted 66 wonderful years during which they were blessed with two children Kevin

(wife Peggy) and Kathy (husband Steve) and four grandchildren Ashton Lupton, Kegan Lupton, Kelsey Wray and Kassidy Wray. Clark’s life was filled with his love of the great outdoors. He passed on his love of camping to his family. His favorite past time upon retiring was being a volunteer park ranger at Rocky Mountain National Park. Clark could also be found playing golf whenever he could. Clark’s love of all sports was very obvious. He enjoyed traveling to Univ. of Wyoming Cowboy sporting events, Braves baseball games as well as watching his beloved Bronco’s playing football. Clark was also very proud of his involvement with Rotary club for many years. A celebration of life will be held at Presbyterian Church of the Rockies, Outdoor Chapel in Estes Park, Colorado on June 25th at 1:00. A post celebration reception will be hosted afterward. In lieu of flowers a donation to either the Douglas, WY or Estes Park, CO Rotary Club in his honor.

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Seeking a friendly, professional Office Assistant. Full / Part time positions available. Starting wages $18-$20 / hr. Paid vacation & bonus opportunity for full time positions. No experience necessary. On the job training available. Please send resumes to: DARNOL4@AMFAM.COM or drop off at the office, 601 Community Drive

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REQUIREMENTS 18 years or older to apply $4,000 sign on bonus for all driver positions in Estes Park Class A or B CDL required Knowledge of Service area is a plus

Competitive Pay, Great Benefits & Opportunities for Growth!


Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Looking for a cheerful & outgoing person with a love for helping & meeting people! Great phone skills, administrative experience, marketing a plus, must know microsoft business suite and gmail. Real Estate experience preferred, but will train the right candidate.

Please contact:

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Building Maintenance technician This position is for the maintenance and repair of all aspects of the Estes Park Center facilities. Includes on-site housing, hourly pay, full benefits, childcare assistance, and family membership.

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Now hiring: Insurance Team Position- State Farm Agent Team Member Local State Farm Agent is hiring either part time or full time with great pay and 401 K plan, with paid days off. Are you looking for a stable career working in a team environment. We are looking an for energetic person to work in customer service with the most amazing customers. Will provide training Please call for an interview 970-586-9547 or email resume to

Experienced Best Western General Manager Send resume to:

Food Services Team Member 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. Hiring Range: $16.00 - $18.00 plus benefits

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

1480 Golf Course Rd

DOE $18/hr

Breakfast, Lunch and dinner shifts available

Boulder County's Parks and Open Space Department has two openings for a Seasonal Forestry Technician, Community Forestry Sort Yard position. The Seasonal Forestry Technician, Community Forestry Sort Yard performs a variety of skilled and semi-skilled duties related to the daily operation of the Forestry Sort Yard program. This is an hourly position with Boulder County. Work hours are WednesdaySaturday from 7:30am - 6pm. These positions will be located in the mountains in the Nederland or Meeker Park area.

Please apply at:

 Strong oral/wriƩen communicaƟon skills  Experience with Raiser’s Edge, data entry

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

Full Time Housekeeper for Solitude Cabins Pick up application or call and ask for Kay. 970-577-7777 1885 Sketchbox Ln.

Estes Chamber of Commerce

We are looking for

seeking an Executive Director

dependable and hardworking individuals to serve as Part-Time/ Full-Time Seasonal Parking Ambassadors and Lot Monitors. If you are looking for a job that has a flexible schedule and one that puts you in the middle of all the excitement; you have found the right place! APPLY TODAY! 970.591.2577

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

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EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: In this position, we are looking for a minimum of two years course study in Forestry, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Sciences, or a related field and/or equivalent experience.

 Year-round, full-Ɵme, 40 hours with benefits  $16 – $19/hour with potenƟal for promoƟon

Email cover leƩer and resumé, and any quesƟons to:

Laundry Manager

PT/FT Start $15/hr increase after probation time, immediate work, gaining hours for summer time. Contact Cydney at Dakotah Jewelry 970-577-8400

Seeking an experienced team player to assist the Conservancy’s philanthropy team in database operaƟon and giŌ processing.

See full posiƟon descripƟon on our website before applying

estes Park, Colorado, 80511

Retail Jewelry Gift Shop Clerks

Member & Donor Services Associate

systems and customer service preferred

2515 Tunnel road This position is with a State Farm Independent contactor agent, not with State Farm Insurance Companies.



Responsible for operating the Industrial Laundry by efficiently and effectively scheduling, motivating, and training staff. $16.58 $19.80/hour with full benefits, childcare assistance, YMCA membership, and more.

HOuSeKeePIng Crew Leader 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.

Night Auditor Part Time, Year Round

NOW HIRING Cook - Full Time

Pay range: $18.00 - $23.00 depending on experience

Front Desk Seasonal - May thru October

Contact Rhonda at 970-586-2358

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

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Now hiring for all positions for The Bird’s Nest 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.

Opening June 2022, Coffeeshop, Bakery, Pizzeria, Event Space. Hiring baristas, front of the house staff, event servers, all kitchen staff.

Please email info@thebirds–

Call 303-918-6035 to apply.

Rocky Mountain Conservancy

Visitor Center Retail Clerk

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

Help Wanted Liquor Store Clerk & Cashier Full Time/Part Time available Starting wage $17 hour Sign on bonus! Employee discounts! Please stop by for an application (970) 586-1930

 Year-round, FT/PT & seasonal posiƟons available  $16.50 – $17.00/hr with potenƟal for promoƟon

Primary responsibiliƟes: ConducƟng retail transacƟons, and maintaining a clean and inviƟng sales area.  Fun and social working environment  Some weekends and holidays may be required

See full posiƟon descripƟon on our website before applying Call 970-586-0121 for applicaƟon informaƟon, quesƟons or to apply, or e-mail:

Delivery Jobs in Estes Park (FT/PT) Hiring Immediately Competitive pay. Must be able to lift up to 70 lbs. Clean driving record. Vehicle supplied. Email contact information to

Seeking a friendly, professional Office Assistant. Full / Part time positions available. Starting wages $18-$20 / hr. Paid vacation & bonus opportunity for full time positions. No experience necessary. On the job training available. Please send resumes to: DARNOL4@AMFAM.COM or drop off at the office, 601 Community Drive

We are looking for dependable and hardworking individuals to serve as Part-Time/ Full-Time Seasonal Parking Ambassadors and Lot Monitors. If you are looking for a job that has a flexible schedule and one that puts you in the middle of all the excitement; you have found the right place! APPLY TODAY! 970.591.2577

Be part of our team at Wildwood Inn.

NOW HIRING Apply at 854 Dunraven Street, Estes Park CO 970/586-1085

One person's shift would be three night inn keeper shifts from 4pm to midnight plus two front desk shifts 8am to 4pm for a total of 40 hours per week. Second person's shift would be two night inn keeper shifts from 4pm to midnight and two wedding night manager shifts from 1:30pm to midnight plus night guest calls and night property maintenance including snow plowing and snow removal for a total of 40 hours per week. Same two days off each week. This position begins Monday, April 25th. Pay based on experience. Please email resumes to or apply in person.

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

Retail Warehouse

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

Della Terra is seeking a positive, responsible couple for Innkeeper, Wedding Night Management/Property Night Management. Includes accommodations in a private modern cabin with kitchen and bathroom, utilities paid by employer. Must live on property.

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.

Rocky Mountain Conservancy


Bartender - Full/PT Banquet Event Staff Lodge Guest Services Front of House Manager Apply online at

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


Seeking team players to assist the Conservancy’s retail department as warehouse workers in RMNP.

Warehouse - Non-driver posiƟon  FT/PT and seasonal posiƟons available  $16.50 – $17.00/hr with potenƟal for promoƟon  Receiving, pricing and warehouse storage

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.


An American Bistro

 Weekends and some holidays required

Warehouse  FT/PT and seasonal posiƟons available  $16.50 – $17.00/hr with potenƟal for promoƟon  AssisƟng manager with merchandise flow,

pricing, delivery, and computer help.

See full posiƟon descripƟon on our website before applying Call 970-586-0121 for applicaƟon informaƟon, quesƟons, or to apply, or e-mail:

Looking for great cooks and dishwashers to join our SEASONED Bistro team. Contact Chef Rob Corey at 970-586-9000

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Delivery Manager 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.

TELLER Full Time

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

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. Please apply at :

NOW HIRING! Full­Time and Part­Time 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:

Help us help others. Become a CAREGiverSM • Starting at $19 • NO Medical Background Required • Flexible Schedule • Training & Local Support Provided • Rewarding & Meaningful Job!

The Town of Estes Park JOIN OUR TEAM! Job openings can be found at

Apply online at or call for more information


Volunteer options can be found at

Each Home Instead® franchise is independently owned and operated. © 2022 Home Instead, Inc.

ATV / Jeep Customer Service Year-round full-time. $20 hour. 4 days on with 3 days off in a row. Apply in person at Backbone Adventures 1851 N. Lake Ave Estes Park. Also looking for seasonal help starting at $18 hour.

Member FDIC

Lodging Tax Exploration Task Force Larimer County, the Town of Estes Park, and the Estes Park Local Marketing District (a.k.a. Visit Estes Park) are working together to help ensure that community members have access to affordable workforce housing and childcare options. A Lodging Tax Exploration Task Force will be formed in order to foster regional coordination and cooperation. Apply here:

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








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OFFICE SPACE For Rent Remixed Custom Sewing Services and Industrial 600 s.f., $1150/mo. + util. Repair Year lease min. Cushions, benches, 970-290-4488 leather, campers and outdoor furniture. Room/Roommate Local - call Beth 970-492-5446 Room-queen bed/private bath in 3 br home, 1 perPiano Tuning son only, May $635, incl util., June 1 rent goes to Susan Novy, local piano tuner. $685/mo. Background Apartments Call for appt. check, full-time employ577-1755 ment req. www.estesparkpiano Apartment for rent: Estes 970-389-7656 Park, lower level flat, 2 BDS 1 BA 1000 sqft $1350/MO plus utilities call SERVICES HOUSEHOLD 970-308-4225 2BD,1BA all electric home w/ kitchen, pantry, W/D access, Sewer vault, Well water, Fenced in mtn. yard, 6 mon. lease, $1,850 mon. + some utilities. On Hwy 34, 3 min. from Estes Park. If interested please call/text Kylie @ 970-692-1394

Commercial Rentals Office Spaces for Rent 1191 Woodstock Dr. Newly Remodeled 1200 Sq. ft w/ great parking. Near Hwy 7 & Fairgrounds. Call 970-420-4388 OFFICE SPACE 6 Offices/Whole 2nd Floor 850 sf, Yr. Lease Min. Private Parking, Bathroom, Kitchenette, A/C. Reasonable Rates. Quality Finishes. Located on River. Call Bret Freedman 970-215-2494


Misc. Antique Iceboxes, Doors, New China, Mirrors, Dresser. 9am - 9pm. 970-586-4235

Mowing,Shrub &Tree Trimming,Rock work,Deck Painting & More! Call/Email 970-308-0049 Rockpointlandscapellc@

MISCELLANEOUS Misc. Local resident wants to buy coins, gold, and silver. 361-813-8990.

Sheet music collection: $40,000 Hair-Nail Salon 30-years in Business 170 pieces: 1920’s 3 Stations-1 Nail Table through1950’s. $50. Call Bret Freedman Two 2-drawer file cabinets (non-lockable): $30 each / Estes Park Home Finders 970-215-2494 both for $50. TORO 22” Recycler lawn mower: $200. SALES HARDEN oversized upholstered chair & ottoman: $ Asking $400. (970) 586-1883 Garage Sales SALE - Fri 8-3, Sat 8-3 Steve’s Welding 421 Stanley Ave. Household, collectibles, bikes, grill, automotive, orHomes namental steel items, railings, misc steel, sod roller, trailer tandem axles, TRADE My EP North End tongue & wheels. Lots of home 4 smaller home or miscellaneous! STR 970-215-0544


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

Livin Estate Sale 351 Whispering Pine 8-2 April 30, 8-11 May 1 Clothes - Tools Kitchen- Office 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

Notice of Selection of Finalists for the Estes Park Housing Authority Executive Director Position Posted: April 19, 2022 Please take notice that pursuant to C.R.S. § 24-6402(3.5), the Board of Directors of the Estes Park Housing Authority hereby determines to make public the finalists for the position of the Executive Director of the Estes Park Housing Authority. The finalists as defined by C.R.S. § 24-6402(3.5) and C.R.S. § 2472-204(3)(a)(XI) are the following individuals, in alphabetical order: 1. Paul Melroy 2. Scott Moulton

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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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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

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


D Licensed & Insured

DIAMOND D HANDYMAN SERVICE Home Maintenance & Repairs Yardwork & Mowing

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Cajun Handyman Services


No Job Too Small!

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

Charles Santagati 1191 Graves Ave Full service general contracting since 1998


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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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Alpenglow Custom Blinds and Shades

Local Sales, Installation, Service, and Repair - 970-235-1133

REAL ESTATE Simply. Elevated. Real Estate.

Aaron L. Busche, CNE Broker Associate Cell: (970) 470-9962

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