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This Bald Eagle flew in to Lake Estes this week and showed all of the fishermen just how it is done. Photo by Jim Ward

Duck Race Festival This Saturday! Don’t miss all of the fun at the Duck Race Fest! See page 28 for details.

Photo Courtesy Rotary

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New Estes Park Residential Recycling Center Opening Soon The Town of Estes Park and the Larimer County Solid Waste Department are working together to make residential recycling easier for the residents of Estes Valley. Estes Park Residential Recycling opened on May 1, 2019. Recycling collection will be conveniently located at the site of the old landfill, 640 Elm Road, Estes Park, CO. Residents should not take their recycling to the Estes Park Transfer Station. Three roll-off containers are designated for single stream (mixed) recycling. The League of Women Voters is working diligently to obtain a glass-only recycling container; however, it is not currently available. All recyclables must be clean, empty and dry. Recyclables accepted include plastic bottles, jars, jugs and tubs; metal cans, aluminum foil, cardboard, paperboard, cartons and paper. Containers should be less than 2.5 gallons in size. Cardboard must be flattened and able to fit in a 20” x 20” opening. Shredded paper is not accepted; drop it at the transfer station for a fee. Other common contaminants not accepted include plastic clamshells, plastic bags, recyclables with food debris, and Styrofoam. New hours of operation Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed for lunch: 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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Please Think Twice Before Parking On Narrow Streets By: Greg Muhonen, PE, Public Works Director

snow. When the parked cars finally leave, traffic packs the unplowed snow into a sheet of ice, and sometimes we have Most Estes Park few options other than leave it residents are in place until the sun melts it painfully aware that away. Icy roads leave our resithe streets in our dents, visitors and snow crew community are narall feeling dissatisfied with the row. In fact, the Desnow removal service delivery. velopment Code By law, parking is prohibited standards adopted on Town streets that do not in 2005 perpetuate have designated parking lanes this characteristic, or shoulders that are wide stating permissible Greg Muhonen enough for a car to park off street pavement the pavement. In some locations with widths can range from 20 to 26 feet. recurring violations and complaints we This is certainly sufficient for two cars have posted "No Parking" signs, howto pass each other, but begins to create streets are signed. Please ever very few a safety hazard when people park their do not park on our narrow streets, and cars on these streets and block the please respect the “No Parking” signs travel lanes. where posted. We believe we protect These narrow road surfaces can serve a village just fine when private property the beauty of our community by miniowners provide ample parking for own- mizing a proliferation of “No Parking” ers and visitors on the private property. signs on all of our narrow streets, so we are asking for your voluntary help and They don't work so well when the pricooperation. vate parking areas are insufficient for When police officers and Public contemporary parking needs. In this Works staff see cars parked on our narsituation, folks often feel they have no option but to park on the street. We are row pavement, they may give you a courtesy copy of this information as a seeing this more often, particularly gentle reminder that most of our roads during evenings and weekends when are designed and built for driving, not residential private parking lots and parking. During our work activities, driveways are full of parked cars, and like snow removal, when we encounter the overflow parking spills onto our cars parked in the narrow streets, we narrow streets. This begins to put our may be required to contact the Police safety at risk. Department and have them towed at A car parked on the street takes up about 8 feet and leaves 12 to 16 feet that the owners’ expense. This is no fun for anyone involved. must be shared by two lanes of traffic. The bottom line: Parking on Town Two cars parked on opposite sides of streets is only legal when there are desthe street take up about 16 feet, leaving ignated parking lane/spaces, or a wide only 4 to 8 feet for traffic. A snowplow shoulder. We hope this information is about 11 feet wide. A fire truck is will help you find the safest parking opabout 10 feet wide. When cars park on tion. If you have any questions, please our narrow streets, they can prevent don’t hesitate to contact us at 970-577fire trucks from responding to an 3587. emergency and plows from removing

EVFPD firefighters generally respond to medical calls in their personal vehicles, allowing for a faster response. On other incidents, firefighters respond to a fire station to respond in department apparatus with specialized equipment. Estes Valley Fire During the week of April 21, the Estes

Valley Fire Protection District (EVFPD) responded to nine calls for service. This included: • Emergency medical (assist EPMC): 2 • Fire: 2 • MVC: 1 • Odor/Smoke Investigation: 2 • Gas Leak: 1 • Possible Illegal Burn: 1

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More Prescribed Burns Planned At Rocky Mountain National Park Fire managers from Rocky Mountain National Park are preparing to conduct prescribed burns in the Beaver Meadows entrance area. Burning will only occur if favorable weather and fuel conditions permit. A 36 acre section of this area was burned this past October. One of the primary reasons park managers conduct prescribed burns is to help protect life and property from wildland fire. Fire managers conduct burns in areas that may increase the likelihood that firefighters could hold a fire inside the park, near roads and in strategic locations. Prescribed fires reduce the amount of fuels available in the project area. Prior to and during prescribed burns, fire managers closely monitor weather with multiple weather forecasts generated by the National Weather Service customized to the burn location and with frequent on site weather measurements. They also consider forecasted and observed wind speeds. Fire managers and fire personnel at the scene are constantly monitoring conditions during a prescribed burn and adapt accordingly. It is impossible to burn without generating smoke. Burning may be conducted for several weeks in multiple segments to

limit daily smoke production. Prescribed burning operations may begin as early as mid-May through October, depending on weather and fuel conditions. Ignition will likely occur on a weekday with smoldering and smoke emissions lasting for an additional 3-10 days. Smoke will be visible from Highways 36 and Tunnel Road as well as other locations in the park. Every effort will be made to minimize smoke impacts on visitors and the adjacent community; however some smoke is anticipated to flow down the Beaver Brook, and Big Thompson River corridors and into the Town of Estes Park. Prescribed fire smoke may affect your health. For more information No trail or road closures are anticipated but visitors passing actively burning areas may be escorted by fire personnel to ensure their safety. Safety factors, weather conditions, air quality, personnel availability and environmental regulations are continually monitored as a part of any fire management operation. For more information please contact the park’s Information Office at (970) 586-1206.

Resurfacing Of East Elkhorn Avenue Scheduled for May Lane closures and detours required to complete the maintenance work for CDOT Coulson Excavating Co. will begin the resurfacing project of East Elkhorn Avenue the week of May 6. Working hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will provide maintenance funds to the Town to complete this paving project as a part of the Town's 2019 Street Overlay Program. Weather permitting, the work on Elkhorn Avenue is scheduled for completion prior to Memorial Day weekend. The work, as stated in the CDOT agreement, will consist of milling and overlaying the top 2.5 inches of the asphalt pavement. The road will be restriped to the existing layout, and two asphalt loading zones will be replaced with concrete pavement. The project limits for this agreement are from the western edge of the intersection at US 34 and US 36, westward to Moraine Av-

enue. Funds permitting, the work may extend into the intersection of US 34 and US 36. The project is not expected to cause any full road closures, though lane closures and detours will be necessary to complete the work. One lane of traffic will be maintained in both directions between the intersection of US 34 and US 36 and the intersection with Riverside Drive. Between Riverside Drive and Moraine Avenue, eastbound traffic will be detoured onto Rockwell Street then up Riverside Drive to reconnect with Elkhorn Avenue, and westbound traffic will utilize the existing eastbound lane of Elkhorn Avenue, which was recently patched and will not be repaved. Motorists should drive with caution in the work zone. For more information including work locations, please contact the Public Works Department at 970-577-3587 or visit

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Enjoy Exciting Activities And A Free Lunch At Annual Safety Fair May 11 K9 unit demonstrations featured demonstrations. Demonstrations take place at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 Kids and adults are invited to the annual Estes Park Public Safety Fair Satur- p.m., and 1:30 p.m. to show off the skills day, May 11, sponsored by the Estes Park and benefits a K9 unit can bring to the community. Police Department. This fun, family event takes place from 10 Local businesses have generously donated a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Estes Park Events Complex, at door prizes, including 1125 Rooftop Way. Estes movie tickets, bowling Park Police Officers will games, and more. Chilbe serving free hamburgdren can register to win ers, hot dogs, snacks and one of four bikes to be beverages donated by logiven away at 1 p.m. cal businesses, from 11 Police Chief Wes a.m. to 2 p.m. Kufeld stated "The Safety Fair has been a For the 2019 Safety Fair, collaborative effort over more than 20 regional the years to provide edpublic safety agencies will ucation to our citizens converge on Estes Park, about the many services bringing equipment and available in the Estes apparatus ranging from a Valley. We are thankful bomb robot to medical to all of the volunteers, evacuation helicopters, contributors and partdive rescue apparatus and more. Agencies currently nering agencies who signed up to participate make this event hapLoveland's K9 unit while include the Estes Valley pen." Donations are training in Estes Park. Fire Protection District, provided by Salud, WalColorado Parks and mart North Loveland Wildlife, Rocky Store #1008, Reel Mountain National Mountain Theater, Park and Larimer Chippers Lanes, County Sheriff. Estes Park Rent All, Ice Man, Poppy's The event will also Pizza and Grill, Safehighlight police K9 way, El Mex-Kal units this year. As Family Mexican and the Estes Park PoMcDonald's. For lice Department more information or fundraises to add a to make a donation K9 unit, it has into the Safety Fair, vited the Larimer please call Officer Curtis Plassmeyer, County Sheriff 's Office and Loveland event coordinator, at 970-577-3822. Police Department K9 units to provide

Estes Park Wool Market Registrations Open The Town of Estes Park Events Division is currently accepting registrations for animal shows, fiber competitions, and workshops at the 29th annual Estes Park Wool Market. The Estes Park Wool Market is scheduled for June 6-9, 2019. The first two days of the event feature fiber arts workshops at Estes Park High School on June 6-7. Over 40 workshops are being offered in areas such as weaving, knitting, felting, crocheting, dyeing, and spinning. Workshops are offered as either half-day, oneday, or two-days, and every registration includes a catered lunch. A complete list of class descriptions is available at To register for a class, or for more information, visit, or call 970-5866104. The registration deadline is May

15, 2019. On June 8-9, the Wool Market moves to the Estes Park Events Complex. Animal shows and exhibitions are being held for sheep, goats, llamas, rabbits, paco vicunas, and alpacas. The event will also feature a handspun yarn contest, fleece and fiber show, and a sheep to shawl contest. To register for an animal show or fiber contest, or for additional information about a specific show or contest, please visit Registration deadlines for each show vary, but most are on or around May 23, 2019. For more information about the Estes Park Wool Market, please visit, or contact Event Coordinator David Hocker at 970-5773905 or

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The Estes Park Mountain Festival Friday, May 3rd Activities And Schedule! This Friday, May 3rd the Town of Estes Park and Estes Park School District will host the Estes Park Mountain Festival! The Mountain Festival will provide an opportunity for Estes Park students and local community members of all ages to celebrate arbor day, earth day, and our local mountain heritage. The all-day event will be at the Estes Park Event Center and Pavilion from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. with a full schedule of activities and events throughout the day! Over the course of the day, the Mountain Festival will showcase local organizations, agencies, and community groups focused on land stewardship, the great outdoors, health and wellness, and Estes Park culture. All educational booths will showcase our mountain heritage through interactive activities and informational resources. Alongside these booths, all-day activities will include an archery range (3rd grade and older) with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, fire truck demos with local fire departments, live animals, a book swap through the Estes Valley Library, a strider bike course with the Estes Park Mountain Shop, historical representations of F.O. and Flora Stanley, and more! Additionally, the Mountain Fest will feature a number of scheduled events for

attendees. All attendees are invited to learn how to fly-fish (8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.), enjoy a kid-delighted performance by Jeff and Paige (10-11 a.m.), listen to musical showcases by local first grade students (11:30-11:45 a.m.) and the High School Jazz Band (9:30-10 a.m.), view birds of prey with HawkQuest (10 a.m.-2 p.m.), watch the high school’s Cardboard Boat races (1-3 p.m.), and attend the Mayoral Proclamation at 10:10 a.m. Estes Park 4th grade students and select middle school classes will enjoy special activities during the day, as well. The Mountain Festival will host a living history performance on fur-trapping and mountain man culture by Iron Thumb (4th Grade) and a pop-up planetarium presentation from University of Colorado (select middle school classes). Whether you want to learn about Estes Park culture, develop your outdoor skills, engage with local organizations, or participate in fun-filled activities, the Mountain Festival has something for you! Full schedule and more information can be found on the Estes Park Mountain Festival Facebook pages,

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Quota Club Hearing & Speech Committee Donates To American Legion The Quota Speech and Hearing Committee donated $950 to the American Legion Post 119. The funds went towards the purchase and installation of four headsets for the new Audio Visual system. This enhancement will assist

people who are hard of hearing to better enjoy presentations at the Legion. Committee members are Carol Smid, Mary Jo Seifert, Judy Ross and Wendy Koenig Schuett who are seen here with American Legion Commander, Loren Shriver.

A Real Sign Of Spring Although Mother Nature decided to bring on winter again in Estes Park, the Lake Estes Marina staff were busy getting the docks ready for boats in preparation for the summer season. The docks at the Lake Estes Marina have been installed and will be ready for use starting this Saturday, May 4. The marina is now open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more info about the marina and to reserve a slip, call 970-586-2011. Photos courtesy Dawn Wilson, EVRPD

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Quota Club Donates To Estes Park Police Dept. K9 Program Quota Club board representative Kris Hazelton presented a $5,000 check to Estes Park Police Chief Wes Kufeld and Police Captain Eric Rose this week. The Quota Club funds will support the Police Department's K9 program, currently in development. Chief Kufeld commented, "It is so clear that our Quota Club in Estes Park has such a desire to do good things and support our community. They not only donated all the life-saving AEDs last year, for which we can’t thank them enough, but they have now given $5,000 to our K9 program and are committed to continue to fundraise on our program's behalf. We are so grateful to this wonderful group of people and can’t thank them enough for their continued support of our department and the community." Members of Quota Club were treated to a special presentation about the K9 program by Capt. Rose and Officer Mikel Otazua at their most recent meeting and everyone was excited to fully support this very worthwhile program. Although K9s are assets to a law enforcement team, they come at a great cost. EPPD is trying to raise $80,000 to pay for the new police dog, a special vehicle equipped with safety features for the dog and other related expenses. Fundraising efforts are off to a great start, thanks to donations from the community and other local organizations but

they are still in need more funds to reach their goal. Estes Park Police Officer Mikel Otazua has been selected to be the very first K9 handler for the Estes Park Police Department. Officer Otazua recently began his K9 handler training with the Loveland Police Department. It won’t be long and EPPD will begin the recruitment of the specific K9 to join their program. The costs to develop this program are considerable, although the return on investment includes many longterm benefits for our community’s safety. To help the Estes Park Police Department cover the costs, they’ve established this fundraising campaign that will help them launch the program and continue operations in the future. Tax-deductible donations will help EPPD fund everything from dog food and toys, to veterinary care, to the dog’s vest and badge, to K9 unit training, to the custom-built kennel the dog will live in at Otazua’s home as well as the fully outfitted K9 unit vehicle. You or your organization can help as well! Learn more about the EPPD's fundraising efforts to launch their K9 program at Donations of all amounts are appreciated! For more information, or to schedule an officer presentation on the K9 program, please call Captain Eric Rose at 970-577-3827.

Mother s Day Brunch

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Rooftop Rodeo Royalty Competition! Join us Saturday, May 18th for our princess and wrangler competition, and Sunday, May 19th, for our queen and attendant competition. Applications are open and can be found at www.roofto- along with more information. The competition will be held at the Estes Park Fairgrounds. Please email Megan at with questions.

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

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Thank You To The Estes Park Community Cleanup Day Volunteers Estes Valley Recreation and Park District, Annie Hanson of the Lake Estes Marina, and Phil and Tara Moenning of the Rotary Club of Estes Park would like to send out a warm thank you to all of the volunteers who helped make this year’s Community Cleanup Day another great success. On Saturday, April 27, orange bags appeared all over Estes Park thanks to the cleanup efforts of 120 individuals and people of the following groups: - Estes Valley Land Trust - World Mart - Ridgeline Hotel - Summit Church - Sierra Club - Trout Unlimited In addition, the event could not happen without the support and volunteers from

the sponsors: - Rotary Club of Estes Park - Estes Valley Recreation and Park District - Starbucks (for keeping all volunteers stocked in coffee) - Rocky Mountain Dumpsters - Town of Estes Park - Estes Park News - Estes Park Trail Gazette Thank you for helping to beautify our community, increase awareness for our rivers, and just generally raise attention to the importance of the environment in our lives. You are the best! For more information about the Community Cleanup Day, call Annie Hanson at 970-586-2011 or email her at

No One Kicked To T The T wn To Curb In Our Town Brian Schaffer, Executive Director of Crossroads Ministry of Estes Park, asked one of his donor families why they have chosen to give financially to the work of Crossroads and here’s what they said, “Jesus never kicked anyone when they were down—he was and always is the one there, stretching out his hand and heart to the hungry, the cold, the hurting, those in any and every kind of need. We started supporting Crossroads very soon after we moved to Estes Park, when we realized how closely its mission mirrored our own philosophy of helping those who need it most. If someone is hungry or in need, Crossroads is there with food and other assistance, regardless of any other factors; with a blind eye to whatever the person may or may not believe, or what their other circumstances may be. There are many churches and caring people here, ready to help anyone seeking spiritual support

and direction, but for physical needs, as I heard Brian say, “No one in the Estes Valley ever needs to go hungry—we’ve got them covered, with no strings attached.” What a powerful statement! We support Crossroads simply because it gives us the opportunity to tie into, and to be a part of, a very efficient and effective way to help “be the hands and feet of Jesus” for those who need help. We have always felt that no matter how much we try to give, it always comes back to us many times over, so thank you, Crossroads, for the opportunity to give in such a meaningful way!” If you want to help us keep people off the curbs, then make a donation today. Your dollars double in our Neighbors in Need Challenge so turn $50 into $100 by giving now. Mail it to P.O. Box 3616, Estes Park, CO 80517, or donate securely online at www. Thank you!

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National Poetry Month 2019 has come and gone. Lingering are comments from several readers about the four poetrythemed Thunker columns that ran through the month of April and how those poems touched them. First, a delightful, whimsical poem submitted by Michael R. : I Still believe In a world That sings of joy: In the old ice-cream fairy-tales Starburst sunsets that never fail Chocolate smiles on the lips Marshmallow flavored mountain tips Cinnamon rays from the sun Cartwheel families having fun Trampoline flips in the night Oreo cookies, such delight Slurpee sunrise with Cracker Jack prize And the gift of friendship in your eyes Here’s a different slant from Jan H. in Estes Park: “I want to like poetry, I really do. I've tried to like poetry. I took a class my freshman year at The University of Omaha, which may have turned me against it. I wrote a really great limerick about my prof though: My poetry teacher is great He requires not a book or a slate Instead of test We learn of incest I think what he needs is a mate. “Another reason for wanting to like poetry and trying to like poetry is that my mother sent my father a book of poetry where he was stationed in WWII. My mother died when I was 7, and I have always wanted to be like her. I treasure that book.” I put into poetry the comments of two readers (verbatim) : “We are so insignificant In the universe. But what the heck, I’m happy.” (Dan W. of Illinois) “I always think of it as a challenge to get as much done in the shortest amount of time. Maybe it's time to slow down.” (Jani P. from Iowa) Here is my neighbor Charley’s 88-yearold friend, Harry J’s response from Chicago: “The Mary Oliver poems were wonderful. They help sooth the nerves of an octogenarian who has just signed up for the Old Folks Home. Now we decide what stuff we keep and what stuff we give away or shed. “I'm telling myself it's another fine adventure for the two of us. Jo says she is trying to look at it that way too…” After the recent burning of Notre Dame, Charley also shared his memory of his visits to Paris with his young bride: “I was in the Army in Europe, 1956-58, with my wife Lenore. We made two trips to Paris over that 18 months and loved everything there, like Notre Dame for the architecture, not the religion. It is grand architecture sort of in the middle of the Seine. What a spot. Actually, I was more religious then than now, so walking into

that dimness was a little like treading toward heaven.” Don S. in Estes also recalled a visit to Paris and Notre Dame: “Your piece on Norte-Dame brought back memories of my weekend visit to Paris and the cathedral years ago. I still remember the sense of awe when I entered the building as a tourist and to experience morning Mass with choir. “The stained glass covered windows were breathtaking even compared with many other such windows I'd seen. I remember photographing a little lady lighting a prayer candle in a cold, dark corner. There was the all male choir singing in French many familiar sounding hymns and there were the other tourists gawking at the museum-like interior. My visit to the Cathedral was an experience I still cherish. Thanks for reminding me of it.” Reading Mary Oliver’s poems prompted Faith E. (Estes Park) to send this: “If I were to be a writer of columns like you, I would smile at this soft yet, powerful story: “My very good, longtime friend, deeply grieving the unexpected death of her mother, invited me to a ceremony recently. It was a tree planting ceremony in her back yard, to honor this beloved mom, who was an avid gardener and always drove from Nebraska in the spring and fall, her car bursting with divided bulbs, snips and clippings, seeds and special compost, to help make her daughter’s own garden beyond beautiful. “On the appointed day, four trees were planted, mom’s favorites of course, and we gently placed small sterling silver hearts near each dirt ball before filling in. I brought poems about trees and death and their reading accompanied each scoop of earth. However, I did not take the Mary Oliver poem about trees and the betterknown poem about death…so I just sent my friend your column. She will print it and place it in the scrapbook holding precious thoughts and memories, and though she may not thank you, I certainly will!! “Words cannot always make the difference yearned for, in connecting hearts and minds to experiences, happy and unhappy. Yet, when they do, it’s a celebration. Timing plays a part—can the heart hear? Can the head connect? Can the spirit heal? In the case of your lovely, wellwritten column, I believe your timing was perfect!!” Estes Park’s Amy P. chimed in: “As usual, I have just enjoyed your column in the Estes Park News and I appreciate the way you so eloquently craft your thoughts into text, typically add some interesting historical facts and open your heart to us all. “On April 5th, I grabbed a News and took it into a doctor’s office to read to my father while we awaited his dermatologist to make his appearance. I began with The Thunker, knowing Dad would get a kick out of your writing, too. I can’t describe the surprise I got when, upon reading Joyce Kilmer’s Trees my father recited it while I read it. He surprised himself, too. It had been YEARS ago when he memorized that poem. That was a very special moment between my soon to be 97-yearold father and me. Thank you so much for sharing your honesty, humor and insight in your weekly writings! And I truly mean that with an exclamation point.” You may let The Thunker know what you think at her e-mail address, © 2019 Sarah Donohoe

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World Opinion By: Judi Smith World opinions of the United States have changed over the last two years. Most countries no longer believe that the U.S.A. is the world leader although some of these believe we are still A world leader, and many would prefer us to be so. Most of that statement relies on a recent survey of 15 countries by the Pew Research Center. Interestingly enough, China has gained significant stature during this same time period, both economically and ecologically. We hear a lot about China “causing cities to quit recycling by refusing to accept recyclables.” What really occurred? China decided to quit taking pallets of “recyclables” that contained such things as food waste and dirty diapers. They cut their tolerable level of contamination from 50% to 5%, suddenly insisting that exporters make a stronger effort to follow the importation rules. Many U.S. companies were severely distressed when China refused to accept loads that did not qualify. China has since gone one step further and quit importing trash from the few countries that consistently cannot comply. According to Pew Research (in this country) 74% of individuals responding believe that “the country should do whatever it takes to protect the environment.” On average, however, when ranking the importance, most respondents said protection from terrorism (76%) and a strong economy (73%) outweighed environmental efforts (55%). At the same time, although 75% of U.S. respondents claim to be greatly concerned about “helping the environment as they go about their daily lives,” only 20% say they make that effort “all the time.” According to the survey results, 48% of those 65 and

older champion the environment but only 36% claim to live that way. The gap is wider in adults 30 and under where 64% care every day, but only 12% feel they are making sufficient effort. These numbers contribute to the opinion, in many parts of the world, that the U.S. is a threat to other countries (another effort of Pew Research, with 22 countries). In part, this concept is based merely upon our current lack of diplomacy. However, a valid point to this perception lies in the lack of participation in the world wide ecological efforts, both those inherent in the Paris Accord and the fact that we gave up hosting some of the large ecological conferences (which now take place in China). Also to be considered: our renewed efforts to increase coal, oil, and natural gas production and our statements which deny the existence of global warming. While individual U.S. citizens may care about climate changes, ecological efforts, and creating a circular waste stream, if the country does not officially participate, some people feel threatened. Increasing climate intensity is a world wide threat. What each country does or does not do effects all other countries as well. This is something we must face together. Both the League of Women Voters of Estes Park and their LWV & Community Recycling Committee will be at MountainFest, Duck Race and Cinco de Mayo next week. We hope to see you there. Websites for your reference are: for League, for recycling information, for specific info on Estes Recycles Day, June 8th.

13th Annual Crossroads Ministry & LLEV Preschool Spring Sale It’s almost time for the 13th Annual Spring Sale to benefit Crossroads Ministry & LLEV Preschool

2019 Spring Sale Dates: Friday, May 10: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday, May: 11 9:00 a.m. to Noon Donations are now being accepted at Barn W at the Stanley Park Fairgrounds, Barn W. Call Crossroads for detailed information on times for making donations: 970-577-0610. Open your closets and your hearts to help two worthy local causes! Please take time to look around your home or business, check your cupboards and closets for “treasures” to donate. All items should be clean & in very good condi-

tion. Sorry, we cannot accept used adult clothing, TVs, large appliances, sleeper sofas, used mattresses or other large furniture items. All proceeds stay in our community for the benefit of local families in need through 501(c)3 nonprofits: Crossroads Ministry of Estes Park and Lifelong Learning of Estes Valley Preschool. For additional information, please call Crossroads Ministry at 970-577-0610.

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Next Aviation Club Meeting To Feature Laurie Button’s Trip To France Last November countries around the world commemorated the one hundredth anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended the fighting in World War I. At the Aviation Club’s monthly meeting Wednesday, May 8, Laurie Button will share the many experiences she and her husband, Joel, had during their trip to France to take part in the ceremonies. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Joseph J. Duncan Jr. American Legion Post 119 located at 850 N. Saint Vrain Avenue. The public is invited to attend. Button invites everyone to join her on the journey they took retracing the path of the American doughboys from St. Mihiel to Louppy-sur-Loison during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. She will explain how her desire to honor the memory of Walter Wave Miguel, an American soldier killed helping to liberate Louppy on Nov. 10, 1918, evolved into something much greater than she could have ever imagined. One hundred years to the day after the village’s liberation and his death, a special ceremony honoring the Americans who gave their lives freeing the region was held. Button is quick to share that it was one of the most meaningful days of her life. But there was even more to this memorable trip: The program will also include visits to the monuments at ChateauThierry, Montfaucon, Belleau Wood, Romagne 14-18 Museum, the Douaumont Ossuary, Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Verdun, and the palace at Versailles. While the seeds for her interest in World War I were planted nearly thirty years ago, it’s been in the past few years that researching “The Great War” has become Button’s passion. She and Joel

have traveled hav a e trav av a eled to France and Belgium av three times to visit battlefields, museums, and other historic sites. She is also currently working on a historical fiction novel about the relationship between one of Gen. Pershing’s WWI “Hello Girls” and a U.S. Army Signal Corps officer. The setting is in the Meuse-Argonne region of France, leading up to and during the offensive that led to the end of the war. Button moved to Estes Park from Spirit Lake, Iowa in 1991 to become Feature and Special Sections Editor with the Estes Park Trail-Gazette. After leaving the newspaper in 1998, she worked with the Town of Estes Park for almost fifteen years. Now retired, she still works parttime at Macdonald Book Shop, writes columns and stories periodically for the Estes Park News, and offers programs about WWI to local civic organizations and anyone else who will listen.

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Estes Park Health Urgent Care Center Update Interior building plans are starting to take shape!


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The Estes Park Health Urgent Care Center Steering Committee is working diligently to finalize interior drawings for the 12,000 square feet of space Estes Park Health is leasing from Alarado Business Park developers at 420 Steamer Drive on the corner of Highway 34. The Urgent Care Center will share the firstfloor space with Jimmy Johns Gourmet Sandwiches. Both spaces are scheduled to be open to the public in early 2020. The Estes Park Health Urgent Care Center suite is currently being designed to contain seven exam rooms, a radiology (X-ray) room and support areas like bathrooms, waiting room, office, storage, etc. The Estes Park Health EMS will not be taking patients to the Urgent Care Center. All patients in any ambulance will continue to go to the Emergency Department. There may be circumstances when an ambulance will come to the Urgent Care Center if a patient requires a higher level of services than will be provided at the Urgent Care Center, but they will only engage lights and sirens once they are on Highway 34. An ambulatory surgery center is also being planned in this building. Minor procedures like pain management injections, colonoscopy and gastroscopy can be performed there, and it will be much

more convenient for the public. The rest of the Estes Park Health space is currently planned to be outpatient rehabilitation services like physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. More information about the Urgent Care Center can be found on our website: The top two floors of the building will be workforce housing units. These nine units will be leased by community businesses to provide housing for their seasonal workforce. These units will allow employed persons the opportunity to walk to their jobs or use public transportation. Many of the seasonal workers are part of the J-1 Visa program and do not have cars. This workforce housing cannot be used for anything other than workforce housing. The topic of Workforce Housing availability has been an ongoing topic in the Estes Valley for many years. You can learn more about the workforce housing steps being taken by the Estes Park EDC at There are stories about the Urgent Care Center and other topics at

3D Mammography – Early Cancer Detection In Estes Park The Estes Park Health Foundation is working with the Diagnostic Imaging Department at Estes Park Health to bring 3D mammography to Estes Park. 3D mammography is the newest technology in breast imaging and is in use at various facilities on the Front Range. It is time to bring this capability to Estes Park. One of the keys to successful outcomes after a breast cancer diagnosis is early detection. According to Susan G. Komen, those diagnosed in the early stages have up to a 90% chance of survival, whereas that survival rate drops to about 15% when the cancer is detected in the late stages. This means that investing in early detection will, statistically, have a direct, positive impact on patients in our community who receive a breast cancer diagnosis. For this reason, the Protecting Our Women Campaign is in the quiet phase at the Estes Park Health Foundation. The campaign will launch officially this summer. With the 2D mammography system reaching end-of-life in 2020, this is the perfect time to invest in the future by increasing Estes Park Health’s capacity to detect breast cancer early. 3D technology has been shown to detect 20-65% more breast cancers than current 2D systems, and this new technology will eliminate the need to go down the hill to get "additional imaging" due to a suspicious scan. The new system will cost a total of

$350,000. This is a lot of money, yet a veritable bargain if it saves the life of your family member or friend. The Foundation is committed to getting this project funded so that a new system can be in place in 2020. At minimum, the goal is to fund the $155,000 price difference between the 2D and 3D systems. This is where you come in. You could help the Foundation accomplish this important goal and obtain a crown at the same time. That’s right – the Foundation is accepting nominations for 2019 Crowns for the Care. Crowns for the Care is a part of the annual Paint Estes Pink project, and gives women in the Estes Valley a shot at rodeo royalty. The winner of the competition will be crowned Mrs. Rooftop Rodeo in July. Past queens include Linda Moak, Maggie Daubin, Marsha Hobert, and Sherry Unruh. The winner will be the person who raises the most money towards the 3D mammography project. At the end of the day, everyone is a winner because Estes Park Health will be better equipped to detect cancer early and save lives. The Information Meeting and Kickoff will be on May 15. Contact the Foundation for details and a personal invitation to this event so that you can learn more information. Full training is provided and who knows – you could be the next Mrs. Rooftop Rodeo. For details, contact: / 970-5774370.

A Story of Planned Giving Our family had a summer home across from the YMCA of the Rockies on an area called Holy Hill. It was built in the 1930's and has been passed on through the generations. I loved to camp, wander, and climb on the rocks. Our family decided to put the home and property into a conservation easement. That property will remain as-is forever. I have created planned gifts to local organizations whose missions I believe in. - Gail Albers, Fall River Society* Member *50 individuals (and growing!) who have created a planned gift to one or more Estes Valley nonprofit(s).

Estes Valley Legacy is a collaborative of fifteen area nonprofits working together to encourage and facilitate planned giving. Gail has turned her passion for the outdoors into charitable gifts. Learn how you can do the same. Find a list of Legacy noprofits online: Estes Valley Legacy is program of the EP Nonprofit Resource Center.

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The Estes Arts District Presents FIRST FRIDAY! Art Groove & Drop Stops


Saturday, May 4 @ 2:30-6 pm Family Fun on Derby Day! After the duck race, keep the fun going at Post 119 as we celebrate the Kentucky Derby. Giant-screen viewing of the Derby, Derby bucket raffle and wagering games, kid-friendly games and crafts, Derby dinner buffet and beverages, and a Derby hat contest! See for details. Sunday May 5 thru Thursday May 9 Pardon our Dust as we refinish floors in the Great Hall and the bar room. Thanks to Park Flooring and a generous donor for making this possible! Friday, May 10 Legion Riders Motorcycle Escort for the Comedy Warriors from DIA to Estes Park. Saturday, May 11 9am-noon American Legion District 4 meeting @ Post 119. Saturday, May 11@ 7-9 pm Comedy Warriors: Healing through Humor. Combat veteran comedians Bobby Henline and Joe Kashnow bring an unforgettable evening of inspiration and laughter. At the Ridgeline Hotel Conference Center. Tickets $25 through or by calling 970-5866118. Sunday, May 12 @noon-10 pm Neil McPhail Memorial Gathering with the


Thursday, May 16 @ noon-5pm Veteran benefits assistance and readjustment counseling. Call 970-586-6118 for an appointment.


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Friday, May 3 @ 6:30 pm Bingo! Come for the Taco Bar then stay to play. Friday, May 17 @ 7:00 pm Bingo to Benefit P.E.O. Chapter IY. Tuesday, May 21 @ 7:00 pm Bingo! Fun and cash prizes for all ages! Tuesday-Thursday May 28-30 @ 7:00 pm Summer Bingo Begins! Fun and cash prizes for all ages!


Friday, May 3 @ 5:30-7 pm Taco Bar $10 Friday, May 10 @ 5:30-7 pm Steak nite by the Sons of the American Legion $18 Every Wednesday @ 11:30-1:00 pm Legion Lunch. Your choice of 2 soups and 3 sandwiches for $8. Buy two you can get one free!


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Join us on Friday, May 3rd starting at 5 p.m. to enjoy gallery socials thru the village. Your local galleries are acquiring new artwork as they gear up for the summer. Come check it out. There will be a variety of happenings such as live music, tasty snacks, refreshments, show openings plus artists to chat with about their work. Bring a friend or come and meet some new friends and perhaps find a delightful piece of art to take home with you. Ride the free Estes Park trolley from 5:00-7:30 p.m. to help you visit them all. Collect gallery marks on your Groovy Gallery Travel Card for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to Vino Giú-Wine, Water & Chocolates. How to enter drawing: 1. Get a Groovy Gallery travel card. 2. Get a minimum of 4 different gallery signatures. 3. Add your contact information. 4. Turn in your signed travel card. 5. Done! More event details at May 3rd Participating Galleries The Studio Fine Art & Framing, 541 Big Thompson Ave. (behind Theater/Stanley Village) FIRST FRIDAY! Art Groove- with a celebration of local artists; as well as exciting new work from K. C. Benson. Come on out for good food and delicious people. 5-8 p.m. Art Center of Estes Park, 517 Big Thompson Ave. Show & exhibit “Tetralogy: A Focus on Four,” featuring oil paintings by Loveland plein air painter Jenifer Cline, as well as the art in various media by all of the Art Center artist members. Snacks and punch will be served. 5-8 p.m. Earthwood Artisans, 360 E. Elkhorn Ave. Meet glass artist Kathi D. Dougherty and chat about her process making fused glass artwork. Fused glass is a fabulous medium for both decorative and functional art. Tasty snacks and beverages will be provided during this town wide FIRST FRIDAY! Art Groove event. 5-8 p.m. Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, 356 E. Elkhorn Ave. Meet the Artist event features a live demo by local artist Tracy Lytle. Stop in to meet Tracy along with a number of local artists; while enjoying great art, conversation, and refreshments. 5-8 p.m. Images of RMNP, 203 Park Lane. May 3rd is a huge event for us. We are celebrating the launch of Erik Stensland's new

hiking guide, Hiking Rocky Mountain National Park: The Essential Guide! There will be music by David Potter, treats from local baker CocoNilla Pastry and eesserts, Erik will be on hand to sign books and answer questions. 5-8 p.m.

Earthwood Collections, 141 E. Elkhorn Ave. Show opening with artist Vicky Russel plus enjoy a free live jazz concert with Max Wagner (sax) and Stu MacAskie (piano). Vicky is an alcohol ink and mixed media painter from Loveland CO. Vicky will be demonstration working with alcohol ink. Complimentary food and refreshments will be served through the evening. Stop in for a Drop! The Estes Park Trolley will be stopping at Drop Stops along the FIRST FRIDAY! Art Groove route so you can enjoy a tasting or a flight at these local Craft Beverage establishments between gallery visits. The Free Trolley runs from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. • Rock Cut Brewing Co.-Groovy specials plus a twelve tap selection. • Snowy Peaks Winery-Tasting room open until 7:30 p.m., 4-6 live music by Ro. • Elkins Distilling Co. Corn whisky, Colorado style or try it Apple Spiced • Lumpy Ridge Brewing Co.-5-8 p.m. Live music with Geoff Clark plus art displayed from the Art of Wade and special guest artist Michael Beckstrom. • Vino Giú-Chocolate, Wine, Cheese, Charcuterie and VitaJuwel. Come out and see beautiful artwork plus enjoy a true taste of Colorado.

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“Cinco de Mayo” Celebration Takes Place This Monday Featuring food, dancers, and a live mariachi band, Estes Park’s Annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration will take place this Monday, May 6 beginning at 5:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. This year’s event is being held one day after the traditional “Cinco” and will happen at the Estes Park Events Center located at Stanley Fairgrounds. Food will be served from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., followed by a live performance later that evening by Mariachi Luna, offering the rich tradition of mariachi music. The evening will also include a performance by the dancers from Grupo Folklorico México Lindo of Longmont, led by dance instructor Hugo Esquivel. For the past six years, the group has been performing throughout Colorado. This year’s event includes door prizes, a photo booth, and additional music by DJ La Tocada. “Cinco de Mayo” recalls a day in 1862 when French forces attempted to seize the small town of Puebla, Mexico. The Mexican troops, comprised of local farmers and villagers, prevailed against a much stronger invading army, and their unlikely victory inspires pride still to this day. Much like St. Patrick’s Day, “Cinco” has grown into annual tradition enjoyed by many cultures worldwide.

Major sponsors for this year’s event are Mountain Home Cafe, the Village Thrift Shop, the Estes Park Education Foundation, and Estes Valley Recreation and Park District. Additional partners who will be on hand at the event include the school Mental Health Awareness program in conjunction with SummitStone Health Partners, Salud Family Health Center, Estes Park Paramedics, the Estes Park Police Department, and rangers from Rocky Mountain National Park. In addition, the “Cinco” committee is working with the League of Women Voters’ Recycling Committee to help make this year’s celebration an ecofriendly event. Serving materials will be compost-friendly, and refuse will be taken to a regional composting site after the event. All families will receive a reusable shopping bag to take home, while supplies last. Note: no alcohol is being served at this family-friendly event. The public is encouraged to attend on May 6. In addition to food and music, “Cinco” provides an opportunity for all ages to come together in activities, conversation, and civic pride.

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Grated parmesan for Everything is so green and busy growing. I must tackle my garden as the grass serving is already growing where there should be 1 ½ lbs. pasta of only flowers. My rhubarb is fully develchoice oped. I guess I will have to start picking Meatballs (optional) some. Why is it that we struggle to grow Preheat oven to 425. Empty tomatoes grass where we would like it and cannot into a large (15 x 10 at least) pan, crushsucceed but just try to keep it out of gar- ing them with your hands. Sprinkle gardens, driveways or sidewalks! Having a lic and butter, anchovies and all other plethora of rhubarb, I would welcome a seasonings evenly over the tomatoes. few elk or deer nibbles…no they will not Roast 40 minutes until sauce is thick eat rhubarb. and jam like, tossing mixture half-way Time to clean out my old rhubarb from through. Remove from oven and mash the freezer and make room for the new all with a potato masher until it is thick crop. Freezers are wonderful, aren’t they. and coarse like applesauce. Place in I often make extra of something, freeze large pot, add meatballs (or cooked Italit to have another meal, another day. ian sauce, or sauteed ground beef, or One thing I always have frozen is a left-over cooked roast…whatever.) This bunch of home-made meatballs for sud- sauce is a keeper! den company but making a big involved I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as gravy takes effort and time. I found a I did. My email is: new and delicious way to make a red sauce that I just pop in the frozen meatBon Appétit. balls and heat until they have defrosted. I found the recipe on several EP News travels with Esther to top of the websites so I will not give credit to any site. Of course, I world in Norway. also tweaked it for my taste. It originally was used to toss with bucatini. I make enough that with or without the meatballs you can just use it over any type pasta.

Butter-Roasted Tomato Sauce Serves 8 12-16 cloves of garlic, crush with side of knife or use garlic press. 1 stick butter, cut into small cubes. 2-28 oz. cans of whole tomatoes 4 anchovy filets chopped fine or 1 tsp. anchovy paste. 1 tsp. pepper flakes 1 tsp. dried basil 1 tsp. dry thyme Salt to taste Black pepper to taste

Old Timers Breakfast Meetings Old Timers Breakfast meeting at the Big Horn Restaurant, 401 West Elkhorn

Ave. Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month at 9:30 a.m.

Genealogical Society Meeting May 9th By: Liz Stewart, EPGS President

munity college in California for more than 30 years. She is the project adminEstes Park Genealogical Society istrator for the Coltrain surname project (EPGS) will provide a free educational at Family Tree DNA. She is also working program entitled, “Intricacies of Autosowith individuals on the Lane and Grath mal DNA,” on Thursday, May 9 from ham projects. She is a member 4:30-6 p.m. in the of Boulder Genealogical SociHondius Room at the ety, New English Historical Estes Valley Library, 335 Genealogical Society (NEE. Elkhorn Ave. Boulder HGS) and Colorado WISE genealogist, Dorothy (Wales, Ireland, Scotland and Coltrin will be our England). Dorothy last spoke speaker. Have you done to EPGS in September 2018, DNA for genealogy? The with a presentation entitled, most popular analysis is “Someone Stole My Family.” called autosomal DNA. Anyone interested in genealBesides determining your ogy and family history reethnicity, this analysis Dorothy Coltrin search is welcome to attend the th helps to confirm you 4 or meetings. th possibly 5 cousins. Dorothy will deThe society meets the second Thursscribe the science underlying this tool day of every month through November and will give examples of matches from her own family in using “atDNA.” Bring from 4:30-6 (except June 5-6:30). All meetings will be held in the library, ofany questions. fering a wide variety of speakers and Dorothy Coltrin has a Masters in Nuprograming. Annual dues of only $20 trition. She taught a variety of courses for your family, goes toward bringing including the science of DNA at a comquality speakers to Estes Park. Upcoming programs include: June-Writer’s Workshop, July-Civil War, August-Irish History, September-Census and Maps, Oct.-Finding Missing Family and Nov.Scottish Records. Check this newspaper for additional monthly details.

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Newcomers Meeting May 16th It’s May already. Time has flown by, and the Newcomers Club has had a lot of fun this past year! Be sure to join everyone on Thursday, May 16th for the Club’s monthly meeting at the Taharaa Mountain Lodge, 3110 South St. Vrain Avenue. Doors open at 5 p.m. for social hour, followed with dinner catered by The Wild Rose. The menu includes a tossed salad with balsamic vinegar and bread, seasonal vegetables, and scalloped potatoes. For the main course, German sauerbraten with cabbage and a cranberry reduction sauce, salmon fillet with chardonnay garlic sauce, or stuffed portabella with spinach, roasted pepper, and balsamic sauce. Dessert is a caramel flan. The program for the evening is a sneak peak at the 2018-2019 Newcomer’s yearbook, recognizing new and prospective

members, bidding farewell to the graduating class of 2019, and installing new officers. Register today online at: We hope to see you there! •••• The Estes Park Newcomers Club is a social, non-profit and non-discriminatory organization. Its purpose is to help Estes Park residents learn about the community and develop new friendships. We invite interested residents to come and enjoy the Newcomers Club, where you will meet new friends and learn about our unique mountain community. For more information about membership and the Club, please visit our website at




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Plant Diseases, Infestations And Treatments By John â&#x20AC;&#x153;Skipâ&#x20AC;? von Kaenel

My intention is to present and discuss some of the most common plant maladies encountered in Estes Park, and their treatments, based upon scientific research and my own gardening experience gathered over 10 years in this uniquely challenging environment. Part 2 of this discussion will appear later in May. Sanitation in the Garden Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s prudent to talk about disease and infestation prevention. Simply, prevention means good sanitary practices in emptying and cleaning any containers that would be used to start seedlings. The potting soil from any containers from the previous growing season may be added to raised beds/gardens as a good soil amendment. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also important to sanitize your containers. Use a gallon of plain tap water with a drop or two of dish washing liquid. Scrubbing containers with this mild, non-toxic solution will adequately sanitize them. Use new potting or seed starting mix for new seedlings to eliminate potential infestations from the old soil. Tomato Diseases Tomatoes are one of the most popular vegetables grown in Colorado (and evidently in Estes Park, as evidenced by over 40 gardeners in attendance at my talk on tomato cultivation in March 2017). Early blight is fungus that affects leaves throughout the summer. As plants grow and leaf material fills in to touch other plants, air circulation is reduced, creating a humid microclimate that is ideal for early blight fungus. When the fungus is present, lower leaves begin to turn yellow and contain dark brown circular

spots. The name is a bit of a misnomer, as we often see this disease in late summer. To avoid the problem, allow adequate space between plants. Dusting with sulfur may help control severe disease. Removal and disposal of affected plants is always an option. Virus symptoms also may appear late in the season. Small white or yellow rings on ripening fruit indicates the presence of tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) which is spread by western flower thrips (insects). Seed and plant varieties can be purchased that are TSW resistant. Vascular wilt is caused by soil-borne fungi. There is no control for viral diseases, other than plant removal and disposal. For more information, see the following Colorado State University Extension Fact Sheets: Greenhouse Plant Viruses (TSWV/INSV): Recognizing Tomato Problems: John J. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Skipâ&#x20AC;? von Kaenel has over 60 years of gardening experience in several parts of the world. He received his Colorado State University Master Gardenerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s qualification in 2012. He has personally experienced the significant challenges of gardening here in Estesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; cool, high elevation environment since 2008, and enjoys sharing his gardening knowledge. Estes Valley Community Garden Board thanks Skip for bringing this information to our gardening community.

Bornemans To Sign New Books May 18 Local authors Walt and Marlene Borneman will celebrate the release of their latest books at Macdonald Book Shop on Saturday, May 18 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Marleneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new book is Rocky Mountain Alpine Flowers, a pack guide from the Colorado Mountain Club Press that features the wildflowers of the alpine zone above timberline. She is also the author of Rocky Mountain Wildflowers (2nd Edition) and The Best Front Range Wildflower Hikes pack guide. Marlene has earned her native plant master certification, taught wildflower classes for the Rocky Mountain Conservancy, and led many wild-



Alpine Flowers Marlene Borneman

flower hikes. Waltâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s American history titles include the New York Times bestseller, The Admirals, and MacArthur at War. His new book from Little, Brown is Brothers Down: Pearl Harbor and the Fate of the Many Brothers Aboard the USS Arizona. It is a more personal look at an incredible thirty-eight sets of brothersâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;eighty young menâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;who were serving together on the battleship Arizona at the time of the Japanese attack. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am quite humbled,â&#x20AC;? Walt remarked, â&#x20AC;&#x153;at how deeply these families still feel their loss two and three generations later.â&#x20AC;? Macdonald Book Shop is happy to take orders for Rocky Mountain Alpine Flowers and Brothers Down for anyone who cannot attend the May 18, signing.

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MedX of Estes and Restore Health Center of Loveland


The mission of the Historic Stanley Home Foundation is to purchase, renovate, preserve, and operate Rockside, the F.O. Stanley home, as the Historic Stanley Home Museum and Education Center.

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You are cordially invited to spend an evening with F.O. Stanley, portrayed by professional re-enactor Kurtis Kelly and learn more about the goals of the Historic Stanley Home Foundation. Please join us on Tuesday, May 14th Estes Valley Community Center Room â&#x20AC;&#x153;Câ&#x20AC;?, lower level 6:00 - 7:00PM Light refreshments will be served

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On Wednesday, May 8th at 5:30 pm join MedXâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jodi Roman, DPT, Debbie Holmes, MS-HSE, Restore Healthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dr. James Howton and Joni Qualm, RN for


A round table discussion on ways to improve these issues through health, nutrition, physical therapy, exercise and nonsurgical treatment options. We encourage you to invite your friends and share the information with all the important women in your life!

Wednesday, May 8, 5:30 -7 pm @ MedX of Estes (back exercise room) Light appetizers and drinks will be served.

Kurtis Kelly as F.O. Stanley

For more information please contact: Anne Rogers at 970-888-1899

RSVP to 970-577-0174 by Monday, 5/6, 5 pm MedX of Estes VIVEVE Restore Health Center

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Afternoon Tea Has Arrived In Estes Park Estes Valley Recreation and Park District (EVRPD), the provider of numerous recreational opportunities in Estes Valley, is excited to announce our first High Tea and Tell event. On Thursday, May 9 from 2 to 4 p.m., bring a cup, saucer and cake plate along with a story to tell about them to the Estes Valley Community Center. Share a little history, share a funny story, share a special moment – any type of story is welcome about your dishes. “This special tea party will be sure to provide laughs and smiles as participants share the stories behind the odd, beautiful, old or new china that they bring with them while enjoying sandwiches, desserts and teas,” said Kelly Claypool, Senior and Adult Activities Coordinator for EVRPD. “Our goal is to provide a mountain-style variation on this British tradition.” The history of afternoon tea is believed to have been started in Great Britain by Anne, Duchess of Bedford and close friend of Queen Victoria’s, in the mid 1840s. This afternoon social event became popular among middle- and upper-class households during the Victorian and Edwardian ages in the United

Kingdom and the Gilded Age here in the U.S. when wealthy friends and families would gather in the afternoon for a light meal of sandwiches, tea and desserts, such as scones and cookies. “Perhaps you have a special cup that has drifted to the back of a closet—the one you inherited from your Great Aunt Emma, brought home as a souvenir from a trip, received as a gift from a friend, sculpted yourself in an art class, or bears the picture of your first grandchild,” said JoAnn Batey, EVRPD Senior Advisory Committee President and cocoordinator of the afternoon tea event. “No tale will be too serious or silly to disclose at this party.” The fee to participate is $12 and reservations must be made in advance. Proceeds from the event will be used towards future events for seniors and active adults at the recreation center. Thank you to Celestial Seasonings for donating a variety of teas and to Cinnamon’s Bakery of Estes Park for the minibuns. Table service will be provided by Sunrise Rotary of Estes Park. To register or for more information, call 970-586-8191 by May 8.

Quilt Guild Meeting May 8th Estes Valley Quilt Guild Monthly Meeting will be held May 8, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at Good Samaritan’s main dining room, 1901 Ptarmigan, Estes Park, CO. This month’s “Better Late Than Never 26th Anniversary” Party will celebrate the 26th anniversary of EVQG’s founding September 9, 1992. Guests are welcome, there is a $10 guest fee.

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How Healing Waters Fits Into Your Wellness Goals nates up to 90% of a personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s body weight, allowing you to safely begin therapeutic exercises shortly after injury without the Wellness is an active process of becomfear of falling or re-injury. Athletes and ing aware of and making choices toward weekend warriors can also benefit from a healthy and fulfilling life. Wellness is warm water exercise as an alternative more than being free from illness, it is a way to exercise. A study at Texas A&M dynamic process of change and growth. University demonstrates that exercising According to Global Wellness Day. on an underwater treadmill yields How can the Healing Waters pool fit greater results in building lean muscle into your wellness goals? Warm water mass. The added resistance from the therapy and exercise is beneficial for water and jets makes underwater treadpeople of all ages and abilities! Folks mill exercise more challenging for your with chronic pain, spine conditions, leg muscles. My favorite things about joint injuries, neurological conditions or using the warm Healing Waters pool is have a need to exercise with partial or no stress relief and sense of wellbeing. I weight bearing. Having a way to move hope all of the residents and visitors of and safely begin rehab can do amazing the Estes Valley will come check out things for your body and emotional well what the Healing Waters pool has to ofbeing. The buoyancy of the water elimifer!

Thank You For A Wonderful Concert! To The Editor: Thanks to the Estes Park Chamber Orchestra and Oratorio Society Chorus for the wonderful, over the top, concert they performed at the Community Church of the Rockies last Saturday. Thanks to Robert Howard, who conducted, and each of the musicians who contributed their talents. It was an inspiring program and the balance between the orchestra and chorus and the selection of the music was superb. Estes Park is certainly fortunate to have such a wonderful opportunity to enjoy amazing music. Peter and Bonnie Vanderveen

Quaker-Unitarian Meetings The Quaker-Unitarian Meeting is held each Sunday morning at the US Bank meeting room. Our schedule is: 10-10:30 Silent Meditation; 10:30-11:00 Social time and refreshments; 11-12:00 is for Program Time and Discussion. All are welcome to attend any or all of the segments. For the next two weeks; the program will be led by Dr. Randy Maharry. It will be a discussion of the very thought provoking book Being Mortal (Medicine and What Matters in the End) written by Dr. Atul Gwande, a professor and surgeon at Harvard Medical School. Please join us if you are interested. For more info contact Dr. Maharry at 515-229-8299.

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

Join us for Communion May 5

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Wildlife Responder Available To Help

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

Happy 60th Birthday, Cindy! The Estes Park community wishes you a very Happy Birthday, Cindy Ballinghoff

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This year the 145th Kentucky Derby is on May 4, and with contenders such as Omaha Beach, Maximum Security, Code of Honor, and War of Willsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;this Derby fits right in with the American Legion! So, following the festivities of the Estes Park Duck Race, American Legion Post 119 invites you to a Derby Day party for revelers of all ages. Post 119 has recently acquired a new audio-visual system that allows streaming of network race-day coverage onto a giant-screen with great resolution. You can watch all the action, from the time that NBC coverage begins at 2:30 p.m. with the pre-race merriments, to the 4:50 post time, to the post-race champagne toasts. A bucket raffle is planned that might allowing you to be a Derby winner too! Raffle tickets will be sold for $1 each (6 for $5). Ticket buyers will drop their raffle tickets into the buckets for their favorite horses. At the end of the race, a winning raffle ticket will be drawn from each of the buckets of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Winâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Placeâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Showâ&#x20AC;? derby horses. You must be present to win! A big part of the Derby fun is Derby wear, especially the hats! So dress in your Derby partying finest for the event, and you have another chance to be a big winner! Derby Hat contest

judging will take place throughout the event, with winners announced immediately after the raffle results. Andâ&#x20AC;Ś Legion staff member Sherry Duke is a whiz at making Derby Hats so contact her for your own special creation! Did someone say Mint Juleps? We will have them! Plus Elkins Distillery is helping with some additional Derby creations. At 3 p.m., we will start serving a fabulous buffet that carries out our Derby theme. The menu will include Bourbon-Glazed Ham, Pork Tenderloin Sliders, Kentucky Hot Brown Casserole, Butterbean and Radish Salad, Bourbon Pecan Pie, Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce, and Mint Julep Popsicles (non-alcoholic). Kid-friendly (and adult!) games and activities will include a horse-race game on noodle horses, a horseshoe tournament and a selfie scavenger hunt. Ticket prices are $25 for adults (includes one adult beverage), $20 for ages 11-20, $15 for ages 10 and under. All tickets purchased before May 4 will get a $5 discount. Get them at the Legion or call 970-586-6118 for a credit card purchase to pick up at the event. This event is going to be amazing! See the Legion website for additional details. Please come!

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           â&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Week of May 6 thru May 10 â&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Monday, May 6 Breakfast Burrito w/ green chili on the side Tuesday, May 7 Chicken Fried Chicken w/ mashed potatoes, gravy & side salad Wednesday, May 8 Hawaiian Smoked Ham w/ pineapple glaze, baked potato & vegetable Thursday, May 9 Chicken Cordon Bleu w/ sweet potato & vegetables Friday, May 10 Shrimp Scampi w/ clam chowder soup & side salad

â&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Week of May 13 thru May 17 â&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Monday, May 13 Pancake (1), scrambled eggs (2), bacon, hash browns & fruit Tuesday, May 14 Taco Salad w/ chicken Wednesday, May 15 Hot Roast Beef Sandwich w/ mashed potatoes, gravy & vegetable Thursday, May 16 Chicken Parmesan & Spaghetti, garlic bread & side salad Friday, May 17 Tuna Melt on English Muffin w/ clam chowder soup & side salad All noon meals are $5 for current EP Senior Citizens Center members and are by reservation only. Reservations must be made by 1:00 PM at least one business day in advance. Note, if you want to reserve a meal for Monday, May 6th, you need to call before 1:00 PM on Friday, May 3rd. For reservations call 970-581-2195 (Monday â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Friday 9:00 am - 1:30 pm). Pre-paid meal tickets and membership forms are available at the Estes Park Senior Citizens Center located at 1820 S. St. Vrain (Masonic Lodge). Eat at the Senior Citizens Center or take Meals to Go! Regular hours of operation 9:00 am -- 1:30 pm Monday thru Friday. Join or renew membership for 2019! Check out our website: TriFit, Balance, Mah Jongg, games, movies, and other activities. EPSCC, Inc. wants to serve YOU and YOU can enjoy serving others!

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     Recently I teared up as I listened to the national anthems of the U.S. and Canada sung before the Avalanche and Calgary Flames hockey game. Having gone to school in Canada in my teens, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve often sung: â&#x20AC;&#x153;O Canada, we stand on guard for thee!â&#x20AC;? and as a U.S. citizen, I â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;pledge my allegiance toâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; great principles on which our nation was built. However, I felt saddened because of the lowering of values and standards in both nations, as evidenced by tragedies on both sides of the border. My nieceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s father-in-law was shot and killed in a church shooting in Salmon Arm, British Columbia recently. And, here, we memorialized the students and teacher killed 20 years ago in the Columbine school shooting. Since then, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve lost 32 at Virginia Tech, 26 at Sandy Hook, 9 at Umpqua Community College, 17 at Stoneman Douglas High School, 10 at Santa Fe High School (Texas), and thousands more murdered in mass killings in non-school settings, such as in Las Vegas (58) or the Pulse nightclub (49), in churches, not to mention the thousands of individual shootings and other takings of innocent lives. Everyone seems to have an opinion of why all this is happening. But no one seems to be able to change its course. Let me share comments of some who suggest possible causes for our nationsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ills. You may agreeâ&#x20AC;Ś or disagree, but think about it. In 1996 a prayer was led before the Kansas House of Representatives. Joe Wright prayed: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heavenly Father, We come before you today to ask your forgiveness and seek your direction and guidance. We know your Word says, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Woe to those who call evil goodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, but that is exactly what we have done. We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and inverted our values. We confess that we have ridiculed the absolute truth of your Word. We have worshipped other gods, calling it multiculturalism. We have endorsed â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;alternate lifestylesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. We have neglected the needy, calling it self-preservation. We have rewarded laziness, calling it welfare. We have killed our unborn, calling it choice. We have neglected to discipline our children, calling it building esteem. We have coveted our neighborsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; possessions and called it ambition. We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography calling it freedom of expression. We have ridiculed the time honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment. Search us, O God, and know our heartsâ&#x20AC;Ścleanse us from every sin and set us free.â&#x20AC;? Judge Roy Moore, who lost his â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;high-courtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; judgeship because he refused to remove the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Ten Commandmentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; from his court, wrote: â&#x20AC;&#x153;America, the beautifulâ&#x20AC;Śor you used to be!â&#x20AC;? He decried these things prevalent today: babies piled in dumpsters - abortion on demand; children who wander aimlessly, poisoned by cocaine, choosing to indulge in their lusts, when God has said â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;abstainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;; a nation that turns away from the teaching of Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s laws and the need to pray; voting in of governments rotting at their core, who appoint godless judges who throw reason out the door â&#x20AC;&#x201C; â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;too soft to place a killer in a well-deserved tomb, but brave enough to kill a baby before it leaves the wombâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. He wrote: â&#x20AC;&#x153;You think that Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not angry, that our landâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a moral slum? How much longer will He wait, before His judgment comes? America the Beautiful, if you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, change then you will see, a sad but Holy God, withdraw His hand from thee.â&#x20AC;? We cannot individually change all, perhaps any, of these. However, we can relook our relationship with our God and review our personal values. Think about it! (Bob)

Art Center Offering Art Education Opportunities In May The Art Center is sponsoring two art education opportunities in May. Loveland painter Jenifer Cline is the featured artist for the current show at the Art Center, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tetralogy: A Focus on Four.â&#x20AC;? She will be at the Art Center for the May 3 First Friday, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. demonstrating how she creates her beautiful paintings. Join us for this informative evening which will include refreshments. Looking for a great watercolor class? Come and join us for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Painting with Cathy Goodaleâ&#x20AC;? (oils or watercolor) 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 22. This session will cover â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Importance of Edges in Composition.â&#x20AC;? Class fee: Art Cen- Jenifer Cline ter members: $72, non members: $80. Students bring their own materials to class. 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 Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s education and community outreach. For a full listing of the 2019 classes, for more specific information on classes, or to register for classes, please call the Art Center at 970-586-5882, visit the gallery

at The Art Center at 517 Big Thompson Avenue, (in Middle Stanley Village, below Safeway and above Subway) or visit the Art Center website at Gallery hours through May 13 are, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays. May 14-October 31, the gallery will be open 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. daily.

Cathy Goodale

Nuclear Negotiations Nuclear weapons have not gone away, and the Trump administration has brought a new urgency, if not a new approach, to dealing with them. To what degree should past nuclear talks guide future U.S. nuclear arms control negotiations? Can the art of the deal apply to

stabilizing our nuclear future? Join us for a Great Decisions discussion on nuclear negotiations led by Dick Life at the library at noon on Tuesday May 7th in the Wasson Room! Please note slight time change. See you there!

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Woman’s Club Meeting May 8th

The Estes Park Woman's Club monthly luncheon will be held Wednesday, May 8th, at the Other Side Restaurant. Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. The noon luncheon will be followed by a business

meeting and Installation of Officers. For needed information about attending the luncheon, call Sallie Brackman at (816) 225-9130.

Wonderful Pets Looking For New, Forever Homes! DOTTIE is in foster care. She is a 1 1/2 year old Kelpie mix. She would enjoy a doggie friend and a yard to play in. She is learning some basic commands at her foster home and is great with other dogs and people, older kids are probably best. A meeting with her can be arranged by calling the Animal Hospital of the Rockies, 453 Pine River Ln. at (970) 586-4703. PATCHES is a cute, two year old gray tabby who is sweet and affectionate. He is a loving and happy guy. HAZEL is a beautiful gray long haired cat who is good with other cats and dogs. She is playful and snuggly and about eight years old. Patches and Hazel are currently living at the Estes Park Pet Lodge at the Animal Medical Center on Manford Avenue stop down to meet either of them or call 5869282 for more information. Make sure to “Like” and follow the Estes Park Pet Association Facebook page to see other animals that may not be pictured this week. All pets are offered through the Pet Association of Estes Park, a non-profit organization that works to find homes for stray and abandoned pets, control dog and cat populations by funding sterilization programs, educate members of the community, especially young people, about the humane treatment of animals and the responsibilities of pet ownership; and promote community involvement in the use of pets as therapeutic agents (e.g., in nursing homes). The Estes Park Pet Association is your local humane society. You can make a tax-deductible donation to the Pet Association by sending your check to P.O. Box 4342, Estes Park, CO 80517. For more information, contact Carolyn Fairbanks, President of the Pet Association at (970) 586-5121.



Meghan Frey 11th Grade Congratulations to Meghan Frey, the Student of the Week for May 3, 2019. At EPHS, Meghan has been a member of the volleyball team for three years. She maintains a 3.98 GPA and is ranked 8th in her class. Both of her parents are teachers here in Estes Park which, she says, “Is probably why I’ve always worked so hard in school.” Outside of school she likes playing instruments, (piano and ukulele), writing music, drawing and photography. Meghan’s favorite quote is, “Tough times don’t last, tough people do.” This quote appeals to her because it reminds her to keep her chin up when things start to get rough. After high school she wants to help kids that have been abused or experi-

enced trauma. Right now, she’s thinking about becoming a social worker or a family counselor. Also, she loves traveling and would love to live in Europe and Canada at some point.

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


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The finish line.

How To Navigate The Duck Race Festival By: Rita DuChateau

Courtesy photo Kathy Groesbeck with Mayor Jirsa, ‘Little Duck Karen Thompson’ and Lucky.

Duck Race Leader Ready For Saturday! By: Rita DuChateau

Every year, the Estes Park Rotary Duck Race has a new leader, ‘Big Duck’ to the committee. This year’s Big Duck is Kathy Groesbeck of Estes Park. In 2018, she took a deep dive into race operations second in command, as Little Duck. This leadership plan ensures continuity and hopefully avoids scorched feathers from volunteer “burnout.” We asked Groesbeck to reflect on her year at the head of the flock. Q. What strikes you as the most amazing thing about the Estes Park Duck Race? A. Perhaps the most remarkable fact

about the Estes Park Duck Race is that, in its 31st year, the cost of a Duck Adoption is still $20. And to this day, $19 of the purchase price goes to the Participating Organization(s) chosen by the duck adopter. That is an extraordinary return in today’s competitive fundraising environment. That 95% fundraising return is key to the mission of the Duck Race that the 4 Founders established 31 years ago. The current Duck Race Committee is proud to continue that mission. Our motto is Stay the Course. Q. What is the Race Day highlight, in your opinion? A. One of the exquisite highlights of Race Day is to see that incredible moment when nearly 7,000 little yellow rubber duckies are dropped into Fall River at Nicky’s Steakhouse from the duck cage that is suspended high in the air. Suddenly, the river turns bright yellow with a big splash. The crowd cheers loudly when it happens at 1 p.m. sharp. It is a Duck Race moment that should not be missed! Q. Many local residents and groups participate in the Race, volunteering, entertaining, selling adoptions, serving as sponsors, walking the river, etc. Does that make a Big Duck honk with happiness? A. The phenomenal success of the Duck Race in Estes Park is due to all these meaningful collaborations. Our

Duck Race has become an iconic event that means so much to our town. I invite everyone to come to the Duck Race this year and enjoy all the fun! Q. Here’s your chance to send some thankful quacks a few days before the ducks drop. A. We are especially grateful to our sponsors for their generous donations to help underwrite the event expenses so that the return to the charities can continue to be so great. We appreciate our town’s supportive merchants who have donated many wonderful prizes for duck adopters to win. We continue to be impressed by the 67 Participating Organizations and their enduring commitment to selling Duck Adoptions to benefit their cause. We love to watch the hundreds of enthusiastic volunteers on Race Day add to the excitement created by thousands of Race Fans. And of course, the excellent duck-dedication shown by the Duck Race Committee and the Rotary Club of Estes Park is truly inspiring. Q: Can you describe the experience of leading a fundraiser that expected to raise over $100,000 for Estes Valley Participating Organizations? A: It has been such fun to say to people that I am the Big Duck and to see their reactions when they know exactly what I am talking about. That is because the Duck Race is so beloved in our town and it makes you almost famous - and always brings a smile to people’s faces. I have encountered people who have said that they always wanted to come see the Duck Race, and of course, I heartily encouraged them to do just that. I can say that I have absolutely loved being the Big Duck this past year. For sure, it’s a lot of work, and as a fundraising event, it is actually quite complicated and involves a lot of moving parts. No worries, though, for the best part is all the people you work alongside with who also love what they are doing for the Duck Race. It is a labor of love all the way around. Connecting with sponsors, merchants, volunteers, nonprofit organizations, and forming lifelong relationships with committee members is a huge reward that I will always remember and cherish. Something new and interesting happened to me nearly every day while I was the Big Duck. I loved hearing the riproaring funny stories and I deeply ad-

Denver/Gordon Lightfoot Tribute show Decision, decisions! Where do you be- beginning at 12:45. He will wow the crowd until 2:15, so you can still catch gin your day at the Estes Park Rotary Duck Race Festival? Here are some sug- his performance if you arrive at Hix Plaza after the Duck Drop at Nicky’s. gestions to maximize your fun. Run/walk/skip/push a stroller with the Ducks could start arriving at the Finish Estes Park Running Club in the 5K Duck Line by 2 p.m., depending on the current Waddle. It begins at 9 a.m. and race reg- in the Fall River on May 4. istration includes a Duck Race adoption, Fans of the Duck Drop countdown will need to head to Nicky’s Steakhouse on a running shirt featuring Lucky and a Fall River Rd. Ducks drop at 1 p.m. beer ticket, so you can triple your fun. The 5K begins at east side of Bond Park sharp. Music begins at Nicky’s at 10 a.m. and continues until the rubber ducks start their swim. At Nicky’s, race fans will hear Ron Ball at 10 a.m., The Riverside RamSponsor ducks on display at Nicky’s blers at 11 a.m. and the Estes Park Singers at 12:45. After the ducks hit the water, race fans can make their way to the Finish Line in George Hix Plaza to scan the prize boards as they fill with hundreds of winners’ names. There, duck fans also can enjoy the melodies of Brad Fitch until 2:15 and then Elk Hollow from 2:30 – 4 p.m. Ducks about to drop Other activities in George Hix Plaza include family favorites: Bongo the Balat Elkhorn Avenue. Runners and walkers loon Man, face painting and a bake sale. will follow the scenic Fall River path and The Duck Squat Raffle and the sale of return along Wonder View to Town duck-themed merchandise will take Hall/ Bond Park finish line. Register on- place at the Start and Finish lines so as line at not to miss any duck fans. races/duck-waddle-5k/ or in person on The Estes Park Rotary Club also will Race Day beginning at 8 a.m. on the sell its new discount card, The FriendBond Park side of the Town Hall build- ship Card, for $10 at both locations. The ing. The Estes Park Running Club is one card benefits the club’s many philanof this year’s 67 Participating Organiza- thropic programs and provides distions. counts at more than 60 local shops and Head to George Hix Memorial Riverrestaurants. side Plaza beginning at 10 a.m. to engage Ballet Renaissance’s Ballerina Duckies in some fun activities hosted by the Par- will perform at the Starting Line at ticipating Organizations. Most activities Nicky’s and the Finish Line at the Wheel are duck-themed and include prizes, Bar. along with great information. Organiza“I invite everyone to come to the Duck tions also will be selling duck adoptions Race this year and enjoy all the fun,” said up to the noon deadline. Hix Plaza mu‘Big Duck’ Kathy Groesbeck. sic begins at 10 a.m. with the Highland Brass Quintet and features Vic Anderson No matter where you decide to spend your Race Day, feathered fun is guaranat 11 a.m. Refuel with a snack at one of teed! the many eateries along the Riverwalk. For more information on the day’s acNow, your first big decision: Duck visit tivities, Drop, Cowboy Brad Fitch or both? If you want to stay put at Hix Plaza, you can hear Cowboy Brad’s John mire and respect all the Big Ducks who have served before me. Q: Do you have advice for future Big Ducks? A: I highly recommend to anyone who has ever wondered what it would be like to be the Big Duck to just step up and try it. There is nothing else that would come

close to comparing what a truly memorable experience it can be. If you decide to embrace it as a positive and engaging opportunity to learn more about our sweet town, its wonderful people, and yourself and what you are capable of, then GO FOR IT… Be the Big Duck! You will be in for the time of your life.

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Award-Winning Author And Photographer Erik Stensland Publishes Hiking Rocky Mountain National Park: The Essential Guide “My hope is not only that you will experience great hikes and be introduced to some new territory but also that you will fall in love with this place as I have. I hope you will be moved from being merely an admirer to becoming a supporter of Rocky Mountain National Park and all of our nation’s wild places.” — Erik Stensland Hikes are categorized into easy, moderate or strenuous. An Accessibility category appeals to mobilitychallenged hikers and also to those with strollers or small children. Readers can also search for hikes which feature wildlife, wildflowers,

“I believe that being immersed in a world of fresh air, gurgling streams, lichen-covered rocks, towering trees and wild creatures is a necessity for human flourishing. In the presence of wilderness we regain our humanity and remember the things that are truly important in life”.— Erik Stensland Erik Stensland’s ability to portray the beauty of the natural world, in both words and photographs, is evident in his latest book—Hiking Rocky Mountain National Park: The Essential Guide. The glossy 512-page guide features over 150 beautiful color photos, 80 custom-made topographical maps, 100 pages of education, orientation and safety information and will capture the hearts of nature lovers everywhere. Hiking Rocky Mountain National Park: The Essential Guide (May 3, 2019, Rocky Trail Press) was commissioned by the Rocky Mountain Nature Conservancy who desired a hiking guide written with an emphasis on resource protection, visitor safety and education. As a landscape photographer, Stensland has hiked every trail in the 415-square-miles of Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) over the last 15 years and knows the park intimately. “With this book I get a chance to publicly share my own love and delight in this incredible place, introducing people to aspects of Rocky that most people are unaware of.” — Erik Stensland The Essential Guide includes detailed

information about the history of RMNP, the National Park Service, the Wilderness Act, Leave No Trace principles and specific trail details and maps of 75 of RMNP’s most amazing hikes. Some of the early pages discuss fishing, fires, camping, drones, food, wildlife, safety, weather and hiking with kids and groups. A central component of the book is the Leave No Trace section. Stensland’s passion for protecting nature and its wild areas is evident in his gentle words which encourage readers and hikers to “Let it be. Be a steward of nature. Preserve and care for wild places. Share the love of nature with others-especially the children”.

waterfalls, historic hikes or summits. Distance and elevation gain are two critical factors to a hiker and Stensland has meticulously calculated these for this book. Behind-thescenes information about search and rescues, the challenges of maintaining trails, in-depth facts and color-coded tabs ensure ease-of-movement between

sections. Stensland mentions that much of the introductory material in the first 100 pages are needed to help visitors understand how to navigate the ever-increasing usage of RMNP’s trails which saw over 4.5 million visitors in 2018. Stensland is also the author of Whispers in the Wilderness which was the winner of four national awards for its gorgeous photography and reflective writings. His other books include Wild Light, a hardcover coffee table book celebrating Rocky Mountain National Park, as well as Photographing Rocky Mountain National Park and Memories of Rocky Mountain National Park. The Book Launch is scheduled for May 3rd from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Images of RMNP gallery, 203 Park Lane, Estes Park, CO. About Erik Stensland Erik Stensland is an award-winning author and landscape photographer in Estes Park, Colorado. He has spent the last 15 years hiking and skiing through the Rocky Mountains listening to the sound of the wind in the trees, inhaling the deep aroma of ponderosa pines and marveling at the ever-changing seasons. Erik has a fine art photography gallery in Estes Park, Colorado as well as galleries in Grand Lake, Colorado and Abiquiu, New Mexico. To interview Erik contact Images of RMNP at 970-5864352. To request a review copy of Hiking Rocky Mountain National Park: The Essential Guide contact Rocky Trail Press is an independent publishing company in Estes Park, CO and publishes books about our natural world which combine award-winning photography with literary merit. Visit for detailed information. Early Praise “The Rocky Mountain Conservancy, which since 1931 has served as the philanthropic steward of Rocky Mountain National Park, recommends Erik Stensland's book. His message is very much our own.”—Jim Pickering, Board President, Rocky Mountain Conservancy “The guide is a must for anyone concerned with the stewardship of Rocky Mountain National Park for future generations.”—Vaughn Baker (Rocky Mountain National Park Superintendent 2002-2015) “Depend on Stensland’s book to help you get the most out of your Rocky Mountain National Park hiking adventure.”—Larry Frederick, Chief of Interpretation, Rocky Mountain National Park 2001-2012) “Far and above, THE best hiking book I have ever read! From the organization of the categories, the attention to detail, and the breathtaking photographs, it will leave you yearning to get out on the trail. Whether you are an avid hiker of Rocky Mountain National Park or have never been there before this book is a musthave.” —Carol Murin, Hiker Title: Hiking Rocky Mountain National Park: The Essential Guide.

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Ballet Renaissance: Investing In A Brighter Future

The pointe class, "butterflies."

the opportunity to study ballet locally more than once a Adult dancers-Rothberg, Glover, Wright and Lewis "pas de week. The church is quatre." hosting Ballet Renaissance’s Protégé Pilot, Local nonprofit Ballet Renaissance will open the annual Center Stage spring recital an initiative that rewards and encourages commitment to classical training in parat the YMCA of the Rockies Walter G. ticularly talented and committed students, Ruesch Auditorium with “Hope for the regardless of financial circumstance. Flowers,” an original ballet based on the Twelve students, who met specific criteria, story by Trina Paulas. With its message of are participating in Protégé at PCCR. Sevhope and transformation, this year’s ballet eral have also begun studies en pointe. For will honor Ballet Renaissance founder Ms. Brianna Furnish’s first teacher, her mother, these students, this mean three dances, Ms. Jody Carmichael Furnish, who earned three costumes, and two quick costume changes. her wings Dec. 9, 2018. Although the quick changes present new The upcoming May performance is Ballet challenges, both for the students and for Renaissance’s 7th in partnership with Centhe backstage parents helping them, Furter Stage School of Dance, and the first nish feels BR is up for the challenge. A year local Ballet Renaissance students will perform in multiple dances during the Bal- board member, volunteer and supporter, Furnish is pleased with Ballet Renaislet Renaissance section. sance’s expanding program offerings and The latter is thanks to a new partnership is moved and inspired by support from with Presbyterian Community Church of participating families and the community. the Rockies (PCCR), providing students

“Pointe is such an exciting part of classical training for students who are both technically and anatomically ready to begin,” shared Furnish. “The Thursday Protégé Pilot at PCCR works in tandem with the Tuesday Ballet Renaissance classes at Center Stage, giving particularly talented and committed students the opportunity to develop necessary strength and skills for eventual studies en pointe.” Ten year old Emily Schooler is taking the pointe class en flat (in regular ballet shoes), until she is old enough to begin en pointe in the fall. When Emily becomes eleven, she will be old enough to begin dancing safely on her toes. "I am so glad I will have the opportunity to dance en pointe. I have wanted to dance en pointe ever since I joined Ballet Renaissance. I love all of the dances we have been working on this year, and I am looking forward to the spring recital," shared Schooler. Adult student Leslie Glover is also taking the pointe class. “Ever since I was little girl, I longed to dance en pointe. At 53, these

aspirations have come to fruition thanks to Ballet Renaissance. There is nothing like the feeling of being en pointe and floating across the floor,” said Glover. Glover is not the only adult student who will be performing in “Hope.” Becky Wright and Heidi Rothberg, along with teen student Maggie Lewis, will perform a pas de quatre (“dance of four”) with Glover near the beginning of the ballet. The annual Center Stage recital will take place at the YMCA of the Rockies, Walter G. Ruesch Auditorium on Friday May 10 at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday May 11 at 2 p.m. “Hope for the Flowers” will open both shows. Tickets are available at the door: $5 for students, $10 general admission. Ballet Renaissance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to educating and inspiring youth and the community through the art of classical ballet. Founded in southeast Michigan in June of 1997, Ballet Renaissance established a second branch in Estes Park in the fall of 2011. Here in northern Colorado, Ballet Renaissance partners with Center Stage School of Dance, the Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies, Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County, and the Oratorio Society of Estes Park. For more information contact Ballet Renaissance: 970-480-7697 or go to

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Sage Shumate Named American Chemical Society Student of the Year

By: Pam Frey

On Tuesday April 23rd, Sage Shumate was awarded the American Chemical Society Student of the Year for Estes Park High School. Sage has earned over 100% each semester in Chemistry and has not missed a question yet on any unit test! She is a diligent Chemistry student that strives for perfection and truly understands Chemistry. She has worked hard all year and is well deserving of this award. Sage attended the awards ceremony with her parents Ron and Lisa Shu-

mate, and her chemistry teacher Pam Frey. Each school in Colorado can nominate their top chemistry student for this award. The American Chemical Society recognizes these students for their outstanding achievement by hosting a dinner and individually awarding each student an ACS medal. We are very proud of Sage, she is a phenomenal student with a bright future ahead of her.

Center Stage School Of Dance & Gymnastics Gala Recital 2019

Estes Park’s Center Stage School of Dance & Gymnastics will be performing their annual end-ofthe-year gala performance next weekend at the Estes Park Center YMCA of the Rockies' Walter G. Ruesch Auditorium. On Friday, May 10 at 6:30 p.m. and on Saturday, May 11 at 2 p.m., you are invited to watch more than 125 dancers and gymnasts perform with colorful costumes, great choreography and fun music. We will be showcasing routines of gymnastics/tumbling and cheer, as well as multiple dance forms including hip-hop, jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical, and contemporary. Our tiniest performers start out at age three and our competitive Jr. and Sr. Dance Teams will be performing their award-winning 2019 routines. The dance teams had a record-winning season this year and we could not be more proud of them and all their hard work and dedication as they traveled to regional competitions around the state of CO, representing Estes Park! Ballet Renaissance at Center Stage will be opening the gala again this year with an original ballet “Hope for the Flowers.” Please help Center Stage, help Cross-

roads Ministry of Estes Park! Everyone is encouraged to bring a canned/nonperishable food item to the recital on either performance date, to receive $1 off the price of admission for every item you bring to the door. Crossroads Ministry helps so many local families in the Estes Valley and we would love to help them with their mission of providing to those in need. We had amazing donations last year (184 pounds of food) and we would love to surpass it this year. This two-hour show is fun for the whole family and we invite you to come out and cheer on all these amazing Estes Valley performers. General admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students, and age four and under is free. For additional questions, please call Center Stage at 970-714-0755, visit us online at, or message us via Facebook @centerstagedanceestespark. Thank you for helping us celebrate the art of dance in Estes Park!

Unleash Strong! Be A Girl Scout Wednesday, May 8th will be a Parent Information Night for Estes Park Girl Scouts and their parents. Please join us to learn all about what it means to be a Girl Scout and the wonderful volunteer opportunities available. As a Girl Scout, your girl will practice leadership with grit like a go-getter, problem solve like an innovator, embrace challenges like a risk-taker, and show empathy like a leader- in an all-girl, girlleg and girl-friendly environment where she can feel free to let her full, magnificent personality

shine through every single. We are inviting K-12th grade girls and any interested adults to learn more. New troops are forming today. We need leaders, but we also need to gather together all the interested girls. Join us at the County Office Building’s conference room at 1601 Brodie Avenue from 6:30 -7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8th. Girl Scouts of Colorado professional staff support members and recruiters will be available to answer questions and help get the groups organized for the end of this school year and for the school year to come. Recruiter, Essie Reynolds is available to answer any questions before the meeting. Contact here at essie. Or you can contact Estes Park’s Service Unit Manager, Penny Roberts at 970-586-1775 or at Hope to see a lot of you there.

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Center Stage School of Dance Competitive Dance Teams, Duets and Solos Begin 2019 Season With Awards Galore

Junior Team By: Kristine L. Poppitz

The Center Stage School of Dance Competitive Dancers, under the direction of Director Mrs. Courtney Strong, have started an amazing 2019 Competition Season with many top awards. The Dancers have been to three Regional Competitions already this year, with two more to come in April and May and their Season ending with the Annual Dance Recital at the Reusch Auditorium at the YMCA of the Rockies Friday, May 10 at 6:30 and Saturday, May 11 at 2 p.m. The Senior Contemporary Competitive Dance Team consists of Dancers: Alexandra Poppitz, Kaitlynn Perez, Maggie Lewis, Makana Land, Harlie Murray, Gabbi Fisher, and Shelby Wright. The Senior Hip Hop Competitive Dance Team consists of Dancers: Alexandra Poppitz, Kaitlynn Perez, Maggie Lewis, Zach Lewis, Makana Land, Harlie Murray, Gabbi Fisher, Shelby Wright, Serena Wendell and Raenna Sherman. The Junior Competitive Dance Team consists of: Kylee McCreery-Carter, Brooklyn Florence, Jessica O’Malley, Alexis Hennig, Jennifer Rodriguez Trofimova, Talia Moore, Tayen Applegate, Kathryn Lyon, Piper Karl and Dalila Jacobs. Senior Dance Competitors also include Duets by: Alexandra Poppitz and Kaitlynn Perez, Makana Land and Harlie Murray, and Serena Wendell and Raenna Sherman. Junior Dance Competitors include a Duet by Kylee McCreery-Carter and Jessica O’Malley. Senior Solo Routines are performed and competed by: Alexandra Poppitz and Maggie Lewis. The Senior Dancers 7th Season and the Junior’s 2nd Season of Competitive Dancing began at the Kids Artistic Revue (KAR) Regionals in Longmont, CO. The following were the Awards that the Dancers received: Senior Contemporary Dance Team Top First adjudication 6th Place Overall All Star Invite to NYC Judge’s Choice Award Senior Hip Hop Dance Team Top First adjudication All Star Invite to NYC Judge’s Choice Award

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Junior Hip 8th Place Overall Hop Team Duet by Makana Land and Harlie MurTop First ad- ray judication Gold adjudication All Star In7th Overall vite to NYC Duet by Kylee McCreery-Carter and Best CosJessica O’Malley tume Award Gold adjudication Solo by Duet by Serena Wendell and Raenna Alexandra Sherman Poppitz Platinum adjudication Top First ad4th Overall judication At the Spotlight Regional Competition All Star invite the Dancers were awarded as follows: Senior Contemporary Dance Team Diamond adjudication 1st Place Overall Teen Small Group Contemporary 14 year old Division Winner Senior Hip Hop Dance Team Ruby adjudication 1st Place Overall Teen Large Group Junior Hip Hop Team Ruby adjudication Solo by Alexandra Poppitz

to NYC Solo by Maggie Lewis Top First adjudication Duet by Alexandra Poppitz and Kaitlynn Perez Top First adjudication 4th Place Overall Duet by Makana Land and Harlie Murray First adjudication Duet by Kylee McCreery-Carter and Jessica O’Malley First adjudication Duet by Serena Wendell and Raenna Sherman First adjudication At the Showstopper Regional Competition in Denver the Dancers were awarded the following: Senior Contemporary Dance Team Platinum adjudication 10th Place Overall Senior Hip Hop Dance Team Platinum adjudication 2nd Place Overall Junior Hip Hop Team Gold adjudication 5th Place Overall Solo by Alexandra Poppitz Gold adjudication 5th Place Overall Solo by Maggie Lewis Double Platinum adjudication 3rd Place Overall Duet by Alexandra Poppitz and Kaitlynn Perez Platinum adjudication

Emerald adjudication Solo by Maggie Lewis Diamond adjudication 3rd Place Overall Senior Solo “Magic Musicality” Award Contemporary 16 year old Division Winner Duet by Alexandra Poppitz and Kaitlynn Perez Emerald adjudication Duet by Makana Land and Harlie Murray Ruby adjudication Duet by Kylee McCreery-Carter and Jessica O’Malley Ruby adjudication Duet by Serena Wendell and Raenna Sherman Ruby adjudication 1st Overall Senior Duo/Trio The Dancers continue their Competitive Season with a Regional Competition in Longmont and the final Competition in May at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. The Dancers continue to amaze the Judges and Competition audiences alike. We are all very proud of them. Our entire Town should be very proud of the amazingly talented Dancers that we have to represent our Town. Do not miss your chance to see these amazing, Award Winning Team, Solo and Duet Dancers at the Annual Recital in May.

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Adam Darling Moves To Estes Park To Join Father’s Business

Dalit Freedom Network Leader To Visit Estes Park May 15th

Jacque Cork, Executive Director, DFN, pictured with Good Shepherd School student leaders in India. Don Darling (left) brought his son, Adam, into his growing Estes Park home building and contracting business to focus on project management and quality assurance.

In 1993, Don Darling moved his family from Ohio to Estes Park to continue his home building business in the Rocky Mountains. Don’s son, Adam, was age 14 at the time. Adam attended school here and lived in Estes Park for four years before returning to Ohio to pursue a career. Don’s home building and contracting business in Estes Park flourished, especially over the last decade. “When we were together, I would talk to Adam about returning to Estes Park to join my business,” says Don. “This past September, sitting around a campfire with Adam during a family vacation, I said, ‘when are you going to come out here? I need you. There is so much opportunity in Estes Park.’” Don’s focus on building premium quality homes along with the public’s increasing interest in Estes Park kept Darling Enterprise growing. Darling Enterprise expanded into commercial contracting for Estes park businesses and this year, Darling Enterprise began construction of a multi-unit townhome complex in Windcliff. “Last fall around that campfire, when dad asked me – again – to move to Estes Park, something clicked,” says Adam. “Marci and I went home and talked it over. We decided it was time.” Adam says

his son, Carson, age 14; and daughter, Cherish, age 11, love the outdoors. “I thought moving to Estes Park and the opportunity with my dad’s business would not only be good for me, but it would also be good for the kids.” Late last year, Adam gave notice at the Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company where he worked in logistics and project management. Adam moved to Estes Park and began working at Darling Enterprise in January. Marci and their two children moved to Estes Park in March. Adam’s work at Darling Enterprise is focused on project management, strategic development, and orchestrating Darling Enterprise’s many subcontractors and vendors. Don says, “My hope is that Adam will step up to the driver’s seat of this business one day. As long as I’m physically and mentally able, I don’t have an expiration date in mind. I want to provide support to Adam to see him take this business further than I ever could.” Don says, he likes bragging about Adam. “He had 90 people reporting to him at his old job in Ohio. He’s a project management genius. I’m a simple carpenter.”

Jacque Cork, Executive Director, Dalit Freedom Network (DFN), will be in Estes Park at Rocky Mountain Church, 451 Promontory Drive (next to Mary’s Lake Lodge) on Wednesday evening, May 15, at 7 p.m. to meet with interested Estes Park participants in the Good Shepherd School project sponsored by Estes Park churches and individuals since 2006 in South India. The Estes Park-sponsored school is one of the network of 104 Good Shepherd Schools that currently have over 27,000 students. The community is invited to this informational meeting. The meeting on May 15 at Rocky Mountain Church will provide an opportunity to hear the plan for the completion of the Estes Park-sponsored Good Shepherd School for full accreditation for Lower Kindergarten (LKG) through high school (Class 10). The school is now certified with the Indian government for LKG through Class 5. Teams from Estes Park have traveled to India in 2005, 2009, 2013, 2015 and 2018 to visit the Good Shepherd School sponsored by Rocky Mountain Church, Christian Church of Estes Park, and Mountain View Bible Fellowship to meet students, teachers and staff and most recently to dedicate the new security wall that was built around the school property with funds contributed by generous Estes Park donors. DFN is dedicated to serving the most marginalized and impoverished children

and women in South Asia. Jacque's passion for India runs deep, rooted in four generations of family legacy on Indian soil. Her great-grandfather was a pioneer missionary who died serving in India, and her grandparents were missionaries in central India. Her father grew up there and later served the region overseeing mission work. Now, with Jacque’s work at DFN she has finally come “home” to the India she loves. Serving the people of India has become her heartbeat and her calling. With bachelor’s degrees in both business and education, as well as a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialty in gifted and talented education, Jacque has always had a heart for those with the least opportunity. Teaching English and special education in public schools, her greatest desire was to see the most needy and marginalized students succeed.   Jacque also has a background in marketing, communications, graphic design, and writing. Her unique style using words and imagery, particularly in the nonprofit space, continues to feed her soul in her current role as she tells stories of hope rising above difficulty, light overcoming the darkness, and whole life transformation overcoming the bleakest of circumstance. Jacque, and her husband Mark, have three adult children and six grandchildren. They live in Nampa, Idaho.

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Birding Classes With Rocky Mountain Conservancy Join the Rocky Mountain Conservancy and instructor Jeff Maugans this spring to learn more about the birds of Rocky Mountain National Park. In the month of May the Conservancy is offering two half-day bird courses, Hawks in Flight: Birds of Prey (May 11) and Birds at Twilight (May 23), as well as a full-day bird course Owls of Rocky Mountain National Park (May 17). These classes are for those who want to learn more about specific adaptations, diversity among species, natural history, and ecology of RMNP’s birds while spending time in the field searching for and observing wildlife. These courses will include short distance walks on mostly even terrain or moderate hikes less than five miles. Hawks in Flight: Birds of Prey is from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and will focus on the diversity and natural history of birds of prey in RMNP and include time for watching and enjoying the predators. Owls of RMNP is from 4 p.m.-midnight and will cover owl adaptations, di-

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versity and speciation among owls, and field techniques for locating owls. Birds at Twilight is from 5:30-10 p.m. and will allow participants the opportunity to see Photo by Jim Ward and hear the mysterious nocturnal birds of RMNP while discussing their natural history and ecology. The instructor, Jeff Maugans, worked as a park naturalist for the National Park Service from 1977 to 2009. He is a Pennsylvania native and has a degree in outdoor education and natural science from Pennsylvania State University. Jeff has worked at Mammoth Cave National Park, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Edison National Historic Site, Gateway National Park, Redwood National Park and Cuyahoga Valley National Park. He came to Rocky Mountain National Park in 1990. To register for these classes, read full course descriptions, or for more information on the Field Institute, call the Rocky Mountain Conservancy Field Institute at (970) 586-3262, or visit the website at

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June 8, 2019 marks Estes Recycles Day at the Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies, 1700 Brodie Ave. from 9 a.m.-12 (noon). There will be recycling stations for Scrap Metal (Rotary Club of Estes), Paint Products (Bestway Painting), Shredding (Rotary Club of Estes) and Electronics (League of Women Voters & Community Recycling Committee). And, back by popular demand is the annual Freecycle Estes (LWV & CRC). This is a free garage sale. After busily cleaning closets, drawers, basements and garages this spring, Estes residents may bring us anything they don’t need or don’t want. Please make sure all items are clean and usable - like in good working condition. Drop off your spring cleaning discoveries from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Come early, come late. Bring your own bag and load it up. Believe me, there are some real treasures to be found on this day. At past Freecycle Estes events, we have seen handmade and vintage furniture; a composter; a KitchenAid mixer; a Barbie bike; and a drafting table, to name just a few “prizes.” We just ask that you do not drop off anything ahead of time and don’t leave us with items that need to be repaired –

(No one would want it after I fixed it!), We do not accept hazardous materials such as pesticides, fertilizers, household cleaners, (There will not be a Hazardous Waste collection in Estes this year. These items must be taken to the Larimer County Hazardous Waste Facility for proper disposal. 970-498-5760) We also do not have the space to accept any large pieces of furniture like a couch, recliner or refrigerator, you get the drift! If you want to give away such an item, you may post a picture of it with your contact information on our bulletin board in the “freecycle” room of the church. The usual collection of items includes: linens; baby items; clothing for men, women, and children; jewelry and accessories; reusable shopping bags; kitchen and household items; home and holiday décor; office equipment and supplies; toys; stuffed animals and dolls; sports equipment; bicycles; pet supplies; gardening equipment and supplies; outdoor living and camping gear; tools and home repair supplies; and small furniture. Hope to see you June 8th! Go to If you have any questions, you may contact me at or call 970586-4540.

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Appraiser Competency Content provided by: Amber Johnson of Caddell Appraisals Inc.

Although appraisals are done for many reasons, most homeowners are familiar with appraising their home when applying for a mortgage in a purchase or a refinance. You can no longer order an appraisal yourself and then use that appraisal when shopping with lenders. In 2010 Dodd-Frank, as part of its widespread consumer protections as a result of the financial crisis, legislated the concept of appraiser independence into law. This legislation restricts who can order the appraisal in a loan transaction: lenders can’t pressure an appraiser to hit a predetermined value in order to receive work in the future, consumers can’t get their own appraisal for a loan, and reputable professionals now have a structure between them that creates order rotations, shot-gun order bids, increased costs to consumers and decreasing profits to appraisers who are retiring faster than new ones can be trained. Dodd-Frank is a consumer protection act. You have the right to insist on a local appraiser with any lender. If you question the geographic competency of the individual the order is placed with, you have the right to deny their entry into your home either at the time they schedule the appointment with you or when they try to visit your property (although at this point a fee for their trip might be incurred). Once an appraisal is completed it is much harder for the lender to challenge the appraisal because of DoddFrank’s protections against pressure. If your home is being sold, make sure your agent questions the appraiser about his or her geographic competency before they set the appraiser’s access appointment. Knowing where the appraiser lives and where their office is based is a great place to start. Also knowing how many appraisals they have done in the Estes Valley, how frequently, and how recently help. And if those answers aren’t reassuring, ask them a question about Estes Park a local could answer but a visitor would struggle with. When in doubt, keep them out.

Just as in other professions, having a license or certification from the state on its face does not guarantee quality or competency. In the Estes Valley the appraiser’s geographic competency is critical to an accurate appraisal. A lack of local knowledge will cause an appraiser to miss entirely or misinterpret critical factors in the value of the property such as: public or private utilities, views, HOA restrictions, condition of comparable sales, and land values. An appraiser lacking geographic competency in the Estes Valley might wrongly state that a septic system negatively impacts the value of the property or might attribute value to ‘typical neighborhood characteristics’ such as paving and landscaping that aren’t supported in this market. Some real-world examples for you: ● An incompetent appraiser has appraised a subject in Meadowdale Hills (just across from Hermit Park on Highway 36) as inferior to a comparable sale on the Avenues by the hospital because Meadowdale does not have paved roads or landscaping. ● An incompetent appraiser has appraised a subject along the Big Thompson Canyon in Highway 34 on a small lot as equal in land value to a home in the downtown corridor of Estes Park. ● Being unfamiliar with the concept of condominiums as a form of ownership (versus style of home) out-of-area appraisers have used single family homes on land as comparables for detached stand-alone condo Rather than examine the barriers to entry, some in the industry have been allowing unlicensed, untrained “inspectors” to visit the subject property and then give their information to the appraiser who then completes the report. Alternately lenders are hiring “inspectors” and then hiring an appraiser to complete a report based on the data provided by the inspector. Both of these methods undermine the quality of the finished appraisal product. And in nuanced markets such as the Estes Valley the results for your mortgage loan can be devastating. Estes Valley Board of REALTORS


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970-586-2345 ANGE EALTY, LTD. 300 E. Elkhorn Avenue, Estes Park The Oldest Real Estate Company In Estes Park BOB AND TONY'S PIZZA 124 W. Elkhorn

The famous Bob & Tony’s Pizza is for sale and is nestled in down town Estes Park on Elkhorn Ave. This well-established business can be bought for $700,000 separately from the building (ask for lease price of building if only buying business). A classic family entertainment center, with more than just pizza, was established in 1957. Bring the family and enjoy the arcade games. Eat in or take out. “Take & Bake” pizzas also offered.


1166 PINE TREE DR Your 1.5 acre mountain log home awaits. Remodeled in 2013 with fixtures, appliances, granite countertops. Custom woodwork throughout and all new windows in 2019. Reliable, refreshing water well and luxuriously spacious Master Bedroom/bathroom on main level. Low maintenance, Energy efficient, well engineered construction goes above and beyond. Warm yourself by the wood stove as you enjoy your mountain paradise. Open floor plan. Terrific mountainside views from the redwood deck, hot tub included!


1000 WOODLAND CT Beautiful WOODED CORNER LOT with views of Longs Peak from this updated 3 Bed 2 Bath home. Cathedral ceiling in LR, Dining and Kitchen with granite countertops and Stainless Steel Appliances. This is truly a ONE-LEVEL-LIVING with no steps leading in from the outside. Lots of stand-up storage under the home via an outside door.


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How To Care For Your Garden Organically Estes Valley Community Garden (EVCG) and Estes Valley Recreation and Park District (EVRPD) Senior and Adult Activities invite you to hear Alison O’Connor, CSU Extension in Larimer County, talk about how to deal with insects, plant diseases and other gardening challenges while also protecting the environment. This free program will be at the EVRPD Community Center on Com-

munity Drive, Tuesday, May 14 at 1:002:00 p.m., and repeated at 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Registration is required, either online at, or by phone at 586-8191. EVCG Board members will be on hand to answer questions about the Garden. Questions? Contact the Garden at, see our website,, or contact EVRPD Community Center at or 586-8191.

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I went out to see him because he’s so kind and I adore his heart of Christ ... He whole in that situation. opened a big ice chest and he handed me By: Marison Project How then would you feel if someone Marison Project FOOD!! It was not Estes Park is here! that you don’t know, from a place you only food .. it was like my daddy used to Estes Park is here! haven’t heard of suddenly appears to make. It was prepared with such love ... is; the call from guest to guest at the support you in this critical time of need? We were so hungry and now… we’ve also La Puente Emergency Shelter in “You Have No Idea the Hearts been able to feed our friends who are also Alamosa, Colorado You Touch Everyday.” hungry. For us to help our friends made whenever the Recently we received a us so happy. I felt a need to let you know Marison Project beautiful note from a that I am one of the people who’s heart van pulls up on State person named you directly touch. Street in front of the Diana who is in My only wish now… is to pay it forward shelter building. the La Puente and do the same for others that has been ey didn’t say; Rural Outreach done for me. Marison Project is Services proYou see ... we are all just people and God here, or Marc and gram, a part of La doesn’t care about our colors, loves, Becky are here, or the Puente Emergency wealth… he cares about how we treat othname of one of Estes shelter that aims to ers. I’ll never forget what you did for me! Park’s many generous stabilize families on the You don’t even know me... You have no service groups are here… brink of experiencing idea the hearts you touch every day. but, Estes Park is here. homelessness. Diana “Estes Park is here!” Because Becky and I are the face of “Becky and I started Marison Project 2is is quite a statement considering Marison Project she addressed the 1/2 years ago as a way to help dedicated that many of the shelter guests don’t even note to us. AmeriCorps volunteers provide better know where Estes Park is. But this note is truly meant for the service to the guests of the La Puente Never been here. Couldn’t find it on a Marison “Village” of which so many in Emergency Shelter in Alamosa, map. And yet, parked in front of their this town play a vital role. Colorado. Our team continues to proshelter sits an old 1 ton van full of deli“Dear Marc and Becky… …“I AM the vide delicious, nutritious pre-made cious food made just for them from the Project and it IS a success! meals, and deliver coats, blankets and little mountain village of Estes Park… I was so hungry ... now, I am so very other essential resources to those in need many hours north of Alamosa. happy!” at the shelter. Can you imagine descending into a is month we had a very hard time In our two plus years we’ve been able to place in your life that has you wondering being able to afford our food . We’d alextend our reach to offer food and other where you’ll sleep…where your children ready used our monthly food supply and resources to Estes Park, Allenspark, will sleep, where your next meal will all we had le were some potatoes and Lyons, Boulder, Loveland and the La come from…or even if you’ll survive the canned foods... Puente Outreach program in Alamosa, night in sub zero temperatures. ink of Today I looked out my window and saw Colorado. To date we’ve provided over the raw vulnerability, desperation, fear Matt Little (case worker for the LaPuente 55,000 meals to those in need! But… and hopelessness that would swallow Outreach program) drive up my road. Becky and I do not do this all by ouryou

It Takes A Village!

selves. As they say, it takes a village… and the Marison village is mighty… We have been blessed with a small army of good-hearted, skilled volunteers of ALL ages and means. Our very generous Estes Park community partners continue to pour their love into this project. Our visionary board members are most certainly the dream team all non-profits pray for, and yes the rocket fuel to keep the Marison Project wheels plowing ahead…our faithful donors. So many of you have provided Marison Project with the funds that help us make sure no one is le out and everyone is fed, cared for and has a fighting chance in this life. I hope that each of you can find a sense of pride…and inspiration knowing that your neighbors, your community and perhaps even you yourself have had a hand in providing hope and a sense of the miraculous to people that don’t even know where Estes Park is. e “Marison Village” has done this 55,000 times. What do you say? Let’s do it another 55,000 times. Please consider a monthly gi to Marison Project so that we can continue to serve and positively impact those in need. Go to and hit the dancing donate button. Sincerely, Marc and Becky Marison Project Founders…and grateful volunteers. Marison Project, Inc is a 501 (c)(3) not for profit organization whose mission is to provide high quality meals, and clean drinking water to those in need.

The Town of Estes Park Announces Lineup for 2019 Jazz Festival


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Sunday, June 2nd Noon-1:10 p.m.-The Max Wagner Quartet-Modern Mainstream Jazz and Jazz Vocals 1:40-3:10 p.m.-René Marie (Festival Headliner) World-class Jazz Vocalist with Top Flight All Start Big Band 3:40-5:00 p.m.-Lionel Young Band Award-winning deep blues, eclectic violin Tickets to the Estes Park Jazz Festival can only be purchased in person at the The Estes Park Jazz Festival is back for event and are $10 for one day or $15 for its 29th year with another impressive both. These discount ticket prices are lineup of outstanding jazz musicians. thanks to the sponsorship of Mama The festival takes place on Saturday, June Rose’s and Poppy’s Pizza, The Estes Park 1st, and Sunday, June 2nd, 2019, from Resort, EP News, KUVO Jazz Radio, Noon to 5:00 p.m. at Performance Park, Snowy Peaks Winery, The Best Western 417 West Elkhorn Avenue. Silver Saddle and the Town of Estes This year’s performers will be: Park. Saturday, June 1st The Estes Park Jazz Festival has become a prime destination for music Noon-12:50 p.m. Estes Park Jazz Big lovers around the region and across the Band-Classic Big Band Swing 1:10-2:10 p.m.-The Bud Powell Project- country and is one of the highlights of the festival season in Colorado. The Stu MacAskie’s Quintet Tribute to Bud Estes Park Jazz Festival is produced by Powell the Special Events Department of the 2:30-3:30 p.m.-Purnell Steen and Le Jazz Machine-Classic Jazz and Sounds of Town of Estes Park and was founded and directed by Jazz artist, Max Wagner. Five Points Bring a blanket or lawn chair, and a pic3:50- 5:00 p.m.-Moderno Afro Cubano nic or purchase selections from Poppy’s Quintet-Afro Caribbean Jazz Pizza on site. Wine will be available for The jazz continues at night on Saturday purchase. No other alcohol is allowed. at Mama Rose’s Italian Restaurant. The No dogs are allowed in the listening Max Wagner Quartet will perform from area. For more information, visit EPJaz6:30-9:30 p.m.

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Quota Club Donates To Marison Project Jean Austin and Mary Murphy from Quota Club of Estes Park’s Disadvantaged Women and Children Committee recently donated to Marc Coen and Becky Gruhl, founders of the Marison Project. With this generous donation from Quota, Marc, Becky and the Marison Project will provide 2,000 meals to people in need.

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Chorale’s “Estes Celebrates Cinema” This Saturday

Do you want to hear the people sing? Be our guest! Put our singing to the test. We have a million dreams to share with you when the Estes Park Chorale presents its spring concert, “Estes Celebrates Cinema.” Your heart will go on, and all that jazz. The sky won’t fall, but the ducks will be done, and you are invited to the Presbyterian Church of the Rockies for fun, frolic and great movie songs. The date is this Saturday, May 4th, the time is 7:00 p.m. The Estes Park Chorale, under the direction of Denise Stookesberry, is supported by Michelle GergenWisner on piano. Without them, the 30+ mixed-voice group of singers could never take the stage for such an ambitious production. Glitz and glamor, sparkle and shine, bling and boas - - - this concert has it all. Come see how the members of the

Chorale show off their favorite attire to showcase the dazzling array of songs from the movies. It’s our chance to wear everything imaginable to catch your eye. Believe me, it won’t be what you’re used to seeing people wear in the high country of Estes Park! The publicity poster calls this show a “scintillating splash of cinematic selec-

tions to sparkle your spring.” We hope that’s a good enough incentive to entice a full-house crowd for this one-time performance. Yes, all the songs in the show are from the movies, carefully selected by musical director, Denise Stookes-

berry. The concert doesn’t lack for additional support and encouragement from talented instrumentalists. Bob Rising will be tapping, rapping and thundering on the drums throughout most of the numbers, including the tympani on the last piece. Ian Norris will accompany the ladies singing “Boogie Woogie” on the trumpet in good period fashion. Melinda Workman will join the ladies on the flute when they sing “My Heart Will Go On” and also will play the 2nd piano part for the last number as well. Michelle will switch to the organ for that last number, helping fill the venue with overthe-top sound. We might even recruit a few of you to the group for future seasons of musical stylings. If you are interested in joining the Estes Park Chorale, please contact board president Ruth Mutschler at 970227-1058 or musical director Denise Stookesberry at 970-586-9130. So, please share our enjoyment of this wonderful array of special songs from the movies. Maybe even wear your own very finest red carpet glitz and glamor. Tickets are available now from any chorus member (cash or checks only made out to the Estes Park Chorale) or at Macdonald Book Shop or on line at See you at the movies!

Chain Station Travels The Backroads Of Bluegrass And Mountain Music Colorado-based quartet set to release third studio record, spring tour dates announced-In Estes Park May 11 As winter in the mountains prepares for its annual retreat, seasoned string band Chain Station ushers in the spring touring season with the release of Backroads, an album of original bluegrass songs inspired by the highways, landscapes and residents of the band's Colorado home. The full length record is set for release this Friday, May 3rd. High-lonesome harmonies. Fiery fretwork. Acoustic instruments. Those ingredients of traditional bluegrass music are all present, tucked into an 11-song tracklist that not only nods to Chain Station's appreciation for the old-time heroes of the genre, but also pushes the band into new territory. After all, Back-

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roads isn't your grandfather's roots music. Produced by international banjo champion Kyle Tuttle, it's a modern album rooted in creative arrangements and inspired performances — an album that will please newgrass fans and traditional listeners alike. "We met around a campfire," explains co-founder Alex Thoele, "and we've been putting that loose, organic vibe onstage ever since. We call it mountain music, because that's where we formed. That's where we live. And that's what we do." The band's third studio recording, Backroads also serves as an introduction to Chain Station's newest member, Chris "C-Bob" Elliot, whose banjo and baritone harmonies help thicken the group's sound. With Jon Pickett and


6am-11am Saturday Morning Chores 11am - Noon British Rock Noon - 2pm Old Time Radio 2pm - 4pm Estes Park Spanish Radio 4pm-7pm Dinner Music 7pm-9pm Grass Fed 9pm-11pm Jazz 11 pm - 6am Night Music


6am-8am Praise 8am-9am Sunday Morning Hymns 9am-10:00am Gospel 10am-11am Sunday Morning Hymns 11am-1pm Instrumental Music 1pm - 2pm German Hour 2pm-5pm Afternoon Classical 5pm-7pm Dinner Music 7pm-9pm Jazz 9pm - 11pm Evening Classical 11pm-6am Night Music

Jarett Mason rounding out the lineup, Chain Station's members take their time on several of Backroads' tracks, stretching songs like the title track past the fiveminute mark. It's a move that not only highlights the musical chemistry between all four members, but also shines a light on the primal energy of their live shows. Having spent years supporting bands like Del McCoury Band, The Devil Makes Three, Hot Buttered Rum, and dozens of others, Chain Station has developed a stage show that's energizing and electrifying. Like its name suggests, Backroads could serve as an appropriate soundtrack for a road trip. "When we were recording," Thoele remembers, "we were thinking, is this something we'd want to drive through a mountain pass while listening to? So many of our fans listen to our albums while driving, so we kept that in mind and it influenced our creative process." Maybe that's why the songs on Backroads often mention the mountains, wind, and other natural hallmarks of a joyride through the American West. Other songs, including the positiveminded "Half Full," deliver messages of optimism. A love letter to both their

home and their genre, Backroads is Chain Station at their very best: inspired, expanded, and eager to hit the highway. Chain Station 2019 Tour: 5/3- The Livery- Benton Harbor MI 5/4- Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom (record release concert)- Denver CO 5/10- Swing Station (record release concert)- Laporte CO 5/11- The Rock Inn (record release concert)- Estes Park CO 5/14- Steel Bender Brewyard- Albuquerque NM 5/16- Marble Brewery- Albuquerque NM 5/17- Road To Rich’s Tie Dye PartyRamah NM 6/14- Palisade Bluegrass & Roots- Palisade CO For more information on Chain Station: UCHtiDow-Vrdn5LDxFqgNwAA

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Songwriters In The Round Features Women In Song In Allenspark Symphony Orchestra. She just released her third full-length solo album. Shanna in a Dress delivers a smashing combination of humor, truth and poignancy, all wrapped up in a sweet voice. She does “snarky folk pop” and takes on complex subject matters with smart, yet Shanna accessible lyrics and The Old Gallery in Alcatchy lenspark is becoming quite melodies. She the destination for regional is in the songwriters, thanks to its process of Songwriter in the Round recording her events. The first of the sealatest CD, son takes place on Saturday, funded by a May 18 at 7 p.m. and will be Kickstarter curated by Allenspark facampaign that vorite Shanna in a Dress. culminated at The quirky Boulder her last persongstress be joined by three Tiffany formance at other notable female singer The Old songwriters: Megan Burtt, Gallery in 2018. “The Old Gallery audiTiffany Christopher and Pamela ence took my fundraising over the top. Machala. They will take turns playing It is a community that really supports their original songs and the stories besongwriters and the arts,” she said. She hind them. just received Honorable Mention at the Telluride Troubadour songwriter competition. Tickets to Songwriters in the Round are $15 each and available at The Old Gallery or There is a cash bar. Adults only. Other music events scheduled at The Old Gallery include Red, White & Bluegrass, featuring Chain Station and catering by the Dunraven Inn on Sunday, June 30 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. Limited Pamela tickets available. On Saturday, July Tiffany Christopher is a 27, it’s Hogabluesa singer-songwriters-guitarBBQ, Blues & rocker. Brews featuring With vocal influences as MojoMama and varied as Ella Fitzgerald to catering by Ani it is no wonder ChristoSmokin’ Dave’s pher’s fans sport dreads just BBQ. $40 advance, as often as button downs and $5 at the door and ties. She’s been performing Cash bar. Mojoher unique mixture of rock, Mama was a semiMegan pop and with vivid imagery finalist in this since age 16. www.tiffanyyear’s tional Blues Challenge in Memphis. Pamela Machala creates a delicious Limited tickets available, and it’s a sellstyle of indie piano pop, influenced by out every year. Barry (piano) and Mary her love of jazz and R&B. Her smooth, Hannigan (flyte) will perform another smoky voice and impressive piano chops benefit concert benefitting The Old recall the timeless pop sensibilities of Gallery on Saturday, August 10 at 4 p.m. Carole King, the subtle fusion of Norah Limited tickets available. Tickets are free Jones, and the eclectic lyricism of Regina and required, but donations appreciated. Spektor. The Old Gallery is a center for comMegan Burtt attended the famed munity, arts and visitors and is located Berklee College of Music and has won at 14863 Hwy. 7 in Allenspark. It is numerous songwriting awards, includhome to 15 accomplished artists and ing the Rocky Mountain Folk Festival, provides entertainment, educational and Kerrville New Folk Competition and SW social services to the Peak to Peak Region Mountain NewSong competimountain communities. It is only 20 tion. She tours nationally, opening for minutes from Estes Park and Lyons. To the likes of Marc Cohn, Brett Dennen, view a complete list of all events and to Lissie and Leanne Rimes. She’s also been purchase tickets visit a featured artists with the Colorado

Meet The Leadership Team Of The Estes Valley Recreation and Park Foundation The Board of Directors for the Estes Valley Recreation and Park Foundation is excited to announce a Meet and Greet party on Thursday, May 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Estes Valley Community Center. Please join us to meet Ken Czarnowski, President; Kathy Asche, Treasurer; JoAnn Batey, Secretary; Robin Fallon and Kyle Patterson, At-Large members. The casual, early evening event will include light snacks and refreshments, line dancing, music and door prizes as well as firsthand accounts highlighting the successes resulting from foundation funding. In early 2018, Estes Valley Recreation and Park District launched a foundation, the Estes Valley Recreation and Park Foundation. This new nonprofit arm of the recreation district was established to help improve, strengthen and enhance the District’s mission to enrich lives with quality recreation. Since that establishment, the foundation continues to grow into a structured organization. A Board of Directors was established, a few fundraisers have been organized over the past year, and now the leadership team for the foundation

would like the community to get to know them and learn more about the group. “The foundation has already helped more than 40 families offset the cost of recreation through scholarships,” said Tom Carosello, Executive Director for EVRPD and secretary for the foundation’s Board of Directors. “We are excited to see— in such a short time— how much we have accomplished but we want to do more for the Estes Park community.” The Meet and Greet event is free and open to the public. It will be held in the lower level community room at the Estes Valley Community Center. In addition to fun activities, there will also be an opportunity to learn about the current projects in the works using foundation funding, such as improvements to the Estes Valley Dog Park, and first-hand accounts of health benefits from individuals receiving foundation scholarships. For more information about the foundation, to make a donation or to inquire about the event, call Tom Carosello at 970-480-1354 or email him at

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First Green STEM Event At Estes Park 18 Hole Golf Course On Tuesday, April 23, 80 students from the Estes Park Elementary School had a field trip to the Estes Park 18-Hole Golf Course to participate in the First Green event. This hands-on program focuses on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) principles in a real-life setting where the students can experience first-hand how their classroom knowledge is applied in the management of a golf course. Eight groups of students rotated through five stations covering compost-

ing, putting, tools used on a golf course, the mathematics of golf, and soils. This environmental learning lab program is a national initiative by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America and was initiated for Estes Park students by John Feeney, Golf Course Superintendent for Estes Valley Recreation and Park District. A big thank you goes out to Jordan McCormick, Mitch Savage, and Dennis Kling from Mariana Butte, Broken Tee and The Olde Course golf courses, respectively, for helping out with the event.

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Things To Do With Estes Valley Recreation And Park District All programs are at the Estes Valley Community Center unless otherwise noted. This list only covers a small portion of the wide variety of EVRPD programming. For a complete list of classes, programs, events and activities, visit DANCE Intro to Line Dancing and Line Dance Party Weekly on Sundays, 1-1:50 p.m. (Intro to Line Dancing), 2-2:50 p.m. (Line Dance Party) $5 drop-in or $7 for Intro to Line Dancing and Line Dance Party taken together. Special theme for May 5: Cinco de Mayo Intro to Line Dancing! Bollywood Dance Thursdays, May 16 to June 27, 4-5:15 p.m. (ages 14+) $40 per person; registration required. TRAVEL Day Trip to the Butterfly Pavilion

Wednesday, May 22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (ages 16+) $50 includes round-trip transportation, lunch, ticket to the pavilion and program; registration required. HEALTH AND WELLNESS First Friday Cultivating Well-Being Friday, May 3, 10:00-11:30 a.m. (ages 18+) Free; registration not required; drop-in. Safe Use, Storage and the Disposal of Medications Friday, May 17, 9:30-10:30 a.m. (ages 18+) Free; registration required. LIFELONG LEARNING The Great Courses® Lecture Series Understanding the Universe: An Introduction to Astronomy, 2nd Edition Wednesdays, May 1-June 26, 7-9 p.m. (all ages) Free; drop-in. How to Organically Care for Plants Tuesday, May 14, 1-2 p.m.; repeated at 7-8 p.m. (all ages) Free; registration required; register by May 7. Fun with Gardening

RECREATION Youth Baseball (Tee Ball and Coach Pitch) Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, June 1-July 20 (ages 4-9) $45 per player; register by May 13. CARA Track Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 4-July 20 (ages 5-16) $45 per athlete; register by May 13.

Youth Mountain Biking Mondays and Wednesdays, June 3-July 17 (ages 10-12) $100 per rider; register by May 20. Men’s Adult Summer Softball Wednesday night games, May 29-July 24 (ages 16+) $450 per upper league team, $400 per lower league team or $40 per free agent; register by May 22. Co-Rec Adult Summer Softball Monday night games, June 3-July 22 (ages 16+) $450 per team or $40 per free agent; register by May 22. SPECIAL EVENTS High Tea and Tell Thursday, May 9, 2-4 p.m. (ages 18+) $12 per person; advanced registration required. Estes Valley Recreation and Park Foundation Meet and Greet Thursday, May 9, 5-7 p.m. (all ages) Free and open to the public; drop-in.

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES Palette Pals Open Art Studio

Mondays, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (ages 18+) Free and open to the public; drop-in. Rocky Rollers Wii Bowling Mondays, 10 a.m. (ages 18+) Free and open to the public; drop-in. Family Playgroup Wednesdays, May 1 to May 22, 10-11 a.m. (ages 0-5) Free and open to the public; drop-in. Drop-in Ping Pong Thursdays, NOW 9 a.m.-7 p.m. (all ages) Free with daily admission or included with membership; drop-in. Drop-in Bridge Thursdays, Lessons: 11:15 a.m.; Games: 12:30-4 p.m. (ages 18+) Call Llyod Parker for info (970-5813505). Drop-in Cribbage Thursdays, 2-4 p.m. (ages 18+)

Free with daily admission or included with membership; drop-in. Drop-in Chess Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m. (ages 18+) Free with daily admission or included with membership; drop-in. Kids’ Nite Out Saturdays, May 4 to May 18, 7-10:30 p.m. (ages 7-14) $12 per child; drop-in. AQUATICS Work for EVRPD Aquatics Flexible schedule - Wear flip-flops to work - Free use of Aqua Climb For more info, call 970-480-1308. MARINA Lake Estes Marina Store and Docks Store open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; docks will be available for use starting May 4. For more info, call 970-586-2011. Annual Lake Estes Fishing Derby Saturday, June 1, 6:30 a.m. registration, fishing: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. (all ages) $3 pre-registration, $4 day of derby; registration required. REGISTRATION To register for these programs or for more information about the new recreation center, visit or call 970586-8191. You can also register in person by visiting the recreation center at 660 Community Drive.



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Four Books In The Running For “One Book One Valley” Walk in the shoes of a real-life modern mountain man. Follow truecrime adventures tracking down rare bird skins stolen from the British Museum. Visit a silent valley of monarch butterflies where one woman confronts her personal world. Behold the collision of love and terror through a family’s eyes in Nazi Berlin. Four books are in the running for the next One Book One Valley, an allcommunity reading celebration hosted annually by the Estes Valley Library. Community members are encouraged to vote for the book they would most like to see featured in a month of special programs and discussions. Voting is one-time per-person, anytime now through May 22. The public may vote online at, or fill out a paper ballot at the library, the Twig minibranch, or at Cliffhanger Used Books. The next One Book One Valley will be held in January 2020 (a less-busy month for residents than the traditional October). The Final Four are: 'The Last American Man' by Elizabeth Gilbert True story of naturalist and mountain man Eustace Conway, who left home at 17 to live off the land. To Gilbert, Conway's mythical character challenges all assumptions about what it is to be a modern man in America; he is a symbol of how we feel men should be, but rarely are. Program themes: survivalist classes; foraging classes; book discussions; and a “Human Library” gathering with local wilderness enthusiasts. 'The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession and the Natural History Heist of the Century' by Kirk W. Johnson

Rollicking true crime story about the theft of rare bird skins from the British Museum. Follows the investigation, subsequent cover-ups, and an underground world of fanatical fly-tiers. A thought-provoking exploration of the human drive to possess natural beauty. Program themes: fly tying; fly fishing/casting; discussion of conservation movements; rare collections of local and regional museums; feather crafts; book discussions; possible author visit. 'Flight Behavior' by Barbara Kingsolver A novel of a woman living in Appalachia who discovers a silent forested valley blanketed in monarch butterflies near her family's farm. As the community lines up to judge the woman and her miracle, she confronts her family, her church, her town, and a larger world, in a flight toward truth that could undo all she has ever believed. Program themes: collaboration with the Butterfly Pavilion; book discussions; programs on pollinators and species extinction. 'In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin' by Erik Larson True-life account of William E. Dodd and his family during his time as America’s first ambassador to Hitler’s Nazi Germany. A highly readable work that reveals why the world did not recognize the grave threat posed by Hitler--until Berlin, and Europe, were awash in blood and terror. Program themes: livinghistory programs, World War II-themed programs, and book discussions. The library wishes to thank everyone for taking time to review the finalists and cast a vote. One Book One Valley is made possible through the generous support of the Library Friends & Foundation.

One Book One Valley: May the Best Book Win By: Cheryl Homan-Wendell, Literary Services Librarian

Since 2011, our community has been coming together around books. It takes the form of an annual literary celebration called One Book One Valley, and it has led us on some amazing journeys. Over the years, we have taken literary walks in the woods, re-lived the lawless Wild West, felt the threat of an epic wildfire, and imagined the fear and uncertainty of crossing the border as a migrant. Last fall, we explored how to communicate in ways that restore trust through positive listening and dialogue. Now we seek your help in choosing the next literary journey. Our committee has been reviewing and comparing dozens of acclaimed books. We’ve narrowed the selection down to four great titles, each with tremendous potential. The next big step: now through May 22, you’re invited to cast your vote for the 2020 One Book One Valley. Yes—2020 is when it will happen. One Book One Valley is moving to a new calendar slot: the month of January. That’s because you’ve told us January is a less busy month than the traditional October, making it easier for more residents to participate. We’ll use the time in-between to plan programs for the best possible line-up. The four finalists were just unveiled this week. Visit to find helpful summaries of each, plus information on the types of programs each book might inspire. Here are the “Final Four,” listed alpha-

betically by author: • “The Last American Man” by Elizabeth Gilbert • “The Feather Thief: beauty, obsession, and the natural history heist of the century” by Kirk W. Johnson • “Flight Behavior” a novel by Barbara Kingsolver • “In the Garden of Beasts: love, terror, and an American family in Hitler’s Berlin” by Erik Larson Casting your vote is as easy as going to and ranking your choices. Using the online ballot, you can vote either from home, or at the library, or at our mini-branch, the Twig. In addition, paper ballots are available at the library and at the Cliffhanger Used Books. Voting is one-time, and once per person, now through May 22. During voting season, you can leaf through display copies of all four books, both inside the library and at Cliffhanger Used Books. Suspense will be in the air on Friday, November 8, when we’ll reveal the winning title at a special event at Cliffhanger Used Books. Hundreds of copies of the book will then be available for reading and sharing, thanks to generous support from the Library Friends & Foundation. We love book clubs! And this is essentially one giant valley-wide book club— where everyone gets a book and everyone is invited to the discussion. We welcome you to take part in this tremendous opportunity to celebrate literacy, storytelling and civic dialogue through the shared reading of a single title.

Thank You From Chris Shanafelt! To The Editor: Thanks to my many friends in Estes Park for taking the time to remember me for my birthday. You may imagine my surprise when all the cards started to

arrive in our mailbox quite unexpectedly. It was wonderful to hear from everyone and I thank you all very much, it made my birthday really special! Chris Shanafelt

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What’s Happening At The Estes Valley Library LIBRARY NEWS Library Closed this Monday, May 6 On Monday, May 6, the library will be closed all day to allow for the replacement of several HVAC units on the library roof. A construction crane and other heavy equipment will be occupying a footprint of the building’s perimeter and a portion of the parking lot that day. Library Card for Makerspace and Book-A-Librarian Beginning May 15, library cardholders will have continuing access to Makerspace and Book-A-Librarian appointments. Sign-ups will begin prompting for entry of the user’s library card number. Any users of these services who may not already have a card are encouraged to acquire a card on their next visit. BOOKS & AUTHORS Vote for Next “One Book One Valley” Beginning Wednesday, May 1 Four books have been announced as finalists for the next all-community read to take place in January 2020 (a less busy month for residents than the traditional October). Library cardholders may vote in May for the book of their choice. Get Free Digital Books: the Cloud Library Thursday, May 16 7 - 8:30 p.m., Makerspace Learn how to access free digital books, whether using the web, your tablet, or your mobile device. Then discover how to browse the digital shelves and filter by genres that interest you. Register at Summer Reading Program Begins May 17 Space, astronomy, and science are this year’s themes as the Summer Reading Program launches on Friday, May 17 for all ages. New for 2019, readers can easily log their hours online and take part in a community challenge: for all of the Estes Valley to read 238,900 total minutes this

summer (the distance in miles to the Moon). TECH Cell Phone Photography Saturday, May 4, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Makerspace Whether on vacation or catching a mountain sunset, our phones are almost always with us. Professional photographer Juan Peña will explain the finer points of lighting, focus, and how to get the most of the camera you’re already carrying. Register at Tech Express Wednesday, May 15, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Makerspace Participants are invited to bring quick questions about their phones, tablets, laptops, email, or apps. Library staff will try to diagnose the issue, offer an answer, or make a recommendation for follow-up. Registration encouraged but not required. MAKERSPACE Introduction to 3D Modeling for Teens

Monday, May 13, 5 - 6:30 p.m. Teens are invited to learn the basics of the modeling program Fusion 360 and create a unique game piece (think Monopoly house) using the 3D printer. Intermediate computer skills needed, but no previous 3D modeling experience re-

Library Closed This Monday For Building Maintenance This Monday, May 6, the Estes Valley Library will be closed all day to allow for the replacement of several HVAC units on the library roof. A construction crane and other heavy equipment will be occupying a footprint of the building’s perimeter and a portion of the parking lot that day. This will make the facility inaccessible to the public. The building will also be closed out of safety precautions, and due to construction noise and the inability to regulate indoor temperatures that day. The library is scheduled to reopen on Tuesday, May 7 at 10 a. m. The library’s website, including digital

collections and research databases, will remain accessible during the closure day. The Twig, a mini-branch located at the Estes Valley Community Center with a drive-up book return, will be also be open. In addition, Cliffhanger Used Books, a store operated by the Library Friends & Foundation, will be open regular hours that day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Regular library hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a. m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Watch the library’s website at or its Facebook page for updates.

quired. Register at KIDS Estes Park Mountain Festival Friday, May 3, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Event Center The library is hosting science-themed music performances by the popular duo Jeff & Paige. In addition, there will be a kids’ book swap, along with planetarium learning programs led by the Fiske Outreach Team. Open to all ages; no registration required. Try-It Tuesday: Squid Dissection Tuesday, May 14, 4 to 5 p.m., Hondius Room Kids in Kindergarten through 5th grade will explore Marine biology with the team from Science Matters. Through dissecting a fresh squid, kids will learn about marine animal adaptations, anatomy, and ocean life. Register at Once Upon a Cuento: Bilingual Storytime Wednesday, May 15, 3:30 to 4 p.m., Estes Valley Community Center Once Upon a Cuento takes place in the CUBZ Den at the Community Center (No Community Center pass is required to attend). Children ages 0 to 6 and their parents and caregivers will participate in English and Spanish learning activities, with books, puppets, music and movement.

WORKSHOPS Babysitting 101: a Two-Part Course Wednesday, May 22, and Tuesday, May 28, 4- 6 p.m. Participants ages 11 and up will be ready for summer babysitting jobs after this workshop. Attendees will learn to create fun activities, negotiate fees with parents, and create posters to market their services. Register at FRIENDS & FOUNDATION Preview Sales at Cliffhanger Used Bookstore

Monday, May 6, 8 to 10 a.m., 191 W. Riverside Dr. Shoppers who purchase a Library Friends & Foundation annual membership can be among the first to browse each week’s new arrivals (shelves will be restocked every Sunday after closing). Membership and Duck Race adoption forms are available at the door.

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Dr. Hans Gunther Graetzer Dr. Hans Gunther Graetzer died on Palm Sunday, April 14, 2019, at the Good Samaritan Society on Trilby Road in Ft. Collins, Colorado. He had TAVR heart surgery followed by numerous complications. Hans was born at Breslau, Germany, February 13, 1930. His family was able to come to the United States in June, 1939. The American Friends Service Committee helped to obtain visas. Their first home was New Paltz, New York. In 1947 he graduated from Pershing High School in Detroit, MI. He attended Oberlin College, Ohio 1947-48, then enlisted in the U. S. Navy and became an electronics technician. He returned to Oberlin and graduated in 1952 with a BA in physics. He enrolled in Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, and graduated with a Ph. D. in nuclear physics in 1956. Hans joined the physics department at South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota in 1956. There he met his wife, Miriam Michel, an instructor in secretarial science. They married in August 25, 1957 and were married for 61 years. Their 4 children were born and raised in Bookings. Hans taught there for 36 years as a physics professor and retired in 1992. He received the Burlington Northern Faculty Achievement Award for excellence in Teaching in 1986. He co-authored a book for MaGill Bibliographies series called THE ATOMIC

BOMB. He and David Anderson wrote THE DISCOVERY OF NUCLEAR FISSION. In 1992 Hans and Miriam moved to Estes Park, Colorado. They started, owned, and operated the Quilt House Bed and Breakfast for the past 25 years. Each guest slept under a homemade quilt. Hans played the violin in community orchestras for 50 years. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church, Habitat for Humanity, American Association of Physics Teachers, delivered meals on wheels for many years, and played doubles tennis until he was 82. Survivors include his wife, Miriam Graetzer, children; Michael Hans, Manhattan, New York; Daniel Gunther (Shonah), Kirkland, Washington; David Henry (Amanda) Stillwater, Minnesota; Martha Marie (Gregor) Henze, Boulder, Colorado; and eight grandchildren, and a brother, Reinhard (Mary Alice) Graetzer from State Collage Pennsylvania. Hans wanted his body donated to medical science hoping this could lead to a journey of hope for others. Donations in memory of Hans Graetzer: Estes Valley Meals on Wheels c\o Crossroads Ministry P.O. Box 3616 Estes Park, CO 80517. A private family celebration of life was held Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the Community Church of the Rockies in Estes Park, Colorado.

Jacqueline Marie Elder Jacqueline Marie Elder, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019 in Arizona. She was born October 27, 1934 in Roper, Kansas to Lawrence and Dorothy Cook. She married her childhood sweetheart Tom Elder on June 28, 1953 in Roper, Kansas, and from that moment on became lifelong loving partners in many wonderful adventures. Her most enjoyable work was the retail clothing business she owned with husband Tom, displaying a wonderful knack for selecting inventory and displaying merchandise. She was a lovely lady and was always dressed perfectly for any occasion. Jackie lived life to the fullest and enjoyed hiking, entertaining, playing bridge, feeding her hum-

mingbirds, and even skydived for her 70th birthday. But more than anything she loved and appreciated her family deeply. She is survived by cherished husband of 65 years, Tom; brother Joe (Sarah) Cook; daughter Susan (Pete Villaescusa), daughterin-law Carol, and son Matt (Stacy); grandchildren Kiersten (Pierpoint), Shaun (Pierpoint), Janessa, Ty, Austin, Garrett, and Kayla; great grandchildren Sarah and Joshua (Freese). Preceded in death by loved son, Jeff, and sister Sue (Collins). Family, friends, and others whose life she touched are invited to her service May 24th at 10:00 a.m. at the Community Church in Allenspark, Colorado, 16 Washington St., 80510.

Roger Thorp Roger Thorp died at his Pinewood Springs, CO home Sunday evening, April 28, 2019. He was 72 years old. Roger Merle Thorp was born October 9, 1946 in Clay Center, KS. On December 22, 1966 he married Verlene Holdsworth in Buckeye, KS. Roger and Verlene owned and operated Thorp Associates Architects, P.C. in Estes Park. A memorial service will celebrate Roger's life on Friday, May 17, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at

Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies. Donations may be made to the Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies Foundation, the Rotary Club of Estes Park Foundation, or the Bobby Rifkin Endowed Chair in Prostate Cancer Research at the University of Colorado Anschutz, all in care of Allnutt Funeral Service at 1302 Graves Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517. See

Margaret Guthrie Margaret Guthrie of Estes Park died at her home Saturday morning April 26, 2019. She was 90 years old. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, May 30 at 2:00 p.m. at Allnutt Funeral Chapel 1302 Graves Avenue in Estes Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rocky Mountain Nature Conservancy in care of Allnutt. See

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Old mattresses are a disposal nightmare. Hauling them to the transfer station is a pain, and the dump fees can be costly. Each mattress or box spring takes up a whopping 40 cubic feet of landfill space. Worse yet is when a mattress is ditched by the side of the road. That’s why the League of Women Voters & Community Recycling Committee are excited to present an incredibly green and inexpensive alternative. For the first time, a mattress recycling service will be a part of Estes Recycles Day. This year, LWV & CRC are partnering with Spring Back Colorado Mattress Recycling to put that crummy mattress to good use. Spring Back’s employees break down each mattress into its individual components of steel, wood, fabric and foam, then recycle or re-purpose those elements. What’s more, Spring Back Colorado provides jobs to those who typically have barriers to employment. Here’s how it works. Call Spring Back Colorado’s northern office at 303-9296191 no later than 3 p.m. on Thursday June 6th. Mention Estes Recycles Day so you can get preferential pricing and

SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Director, the Library Bookkeeper coordinates accounting, administers payroll and benefits, and other administrative functions. The Bookkeeper informs the Director on the status of the financial statement, and also provides exemplary internal customer service to Library staff, answering questions relating to accounting, payroll and policies.

arrange for prepayment with a credit card over the phone. Then make sure your mattress or box spring is set out at ground-floor level by 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 8th, for Estes Recycles Day. You don’t have to be present when the Spring Back truck arrives. Spring Back will pick up any size mattress or box spring at your home or business for the same price, twin through king. No matter how many mattresses and box springs you have-lodging establishments, are you listening?-it’s all the same price per piece. Waterbeds are OK! Bedbug-infested mattresses (wrapped and for a slightly higher fee) are OK! Imagine—all this is available at a price that’s competitive with transfer station fees, and you don’t even have to haul it! It’s a story of redemption all the way around. What’s not to love? Important Note: This service is only available via prepayment with Spring Back Colorado. No mattresses will be accepted onsite at the Estes Recycles Day event.

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Looking for: Strong and Enthusiastic People for Weekend Help Call Matt 970 586-8583 or stop by at 1640 Big Thompson Ave.

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Seeking motivated full-time, year-round staff member for sales floor. Must be friendly and customer-service oriented. Shifts consist of four 10-hour days. Must be able to work holidays and weekends. Some retail experience preferred. Enjoy competitive pay, benefits, great deals on gear and an excellent work environment. Inquiries can be directed to Zach or Dave. Applications available online at

Rams Horn Village Resort has year round full time and part time positions

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Competitive pay based on experience, plus a great summer bonus program! Benefits package for full time employees. Great working environment in Estes Parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only Gold Crown Resort. Our business stays busy year round and 40 hours per week are available through the winter. 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.

COME JOIN OUR ROCKY MOUNTAIN RESORTS TEAM! FRONT DESK REPRESENTATIVE Full-time, part-time and seasonal positions available. Requires excellent customer service and phone skills. Experience preferred. HOT TUB CARE/LANDSCAPING Full-time and seasonal positions available. Experience preferred.

HOUSEKEEPING Full-time, part-time and seasonal positions available. Experience preferred. MAINTENANCE Full-time, part-time and seasonal positions available. Experience in electrical, plumbing, drywall, and hot tubs preferred.

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Bank of Estes Park has an opening for a Full Time TELLER POSITION. Competitive wages, excellent benefits & paid vacation time. Email resume to ECOE

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RETAIL SALES Ring sales, assist customers, dusting, cleaning, occasional stocking. 25-30 hrs/wk, sometimes more. Days, eve's & weekends. Retail exp. helpful, but will train. Must be able to work independently. $13/hr. Apply at 900 Moraine Ave.

HOST EXPERIENCED BREAKFAST COOK LINE COOK - NO EXP. NEEDED All positions year round with good pay Pick up application at 453 E. Wonderview Ave #4 970-586-0272

Park Supply, your local hardware store, is looking for

Full Time Permanent position and a Part Time summer employee. We are in need of self- motivated individuals who are willing to take directions and keep a positive attitude while working in a friendly environment. This would be a great opportunity for someone who wants to work hard, as you will need to be able to lift loads of 50lbs or more and work at a fast pace. Apply in person at: Park Supply 411 Highway 7 Estes Park

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Now hiring part time Beverage Cart Attendant, must be 21. Bartending experience is a plus, but not a must. Also hiring reliable part/full time breakfast servers. Please email Caity at to set up an interview.

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Estes Park Health Living Center is a 24hour, 52-bed skilled nursing facility that is located adjacent to Estes Park Health. We looking for team members with a passion to provide a loving, caring environment that feels like home for our residents. LIVING CENTER MDS/Restorative RN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Full Time CNAâ&#x20AC;&#x2C6;(Nursing Assistant) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Full Time â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Nights / Days Sign on Bonus Available CNA (Nursing Assistant) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; PT - Nights CNA (Nursing Assistant) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; PRN (as needed) RN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Full Time - Nights / Days Sign on Bonus Available RN - PRN (as needed) LPN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Full Time â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Nights / Days Sign on Bonus Available

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Looking for a full time as well as a part time employee for dog daycare/boarding business.

The Historic Crags Lodge Part Time Security 11-7 am Part Time Front Desk Agent Housekeeping Positions

Year Round - 4 & 8 hour shifts available Work YOUR Available Schedule 4 Hour & 8 Hour Shifts Available 8-12 ~~ 12-4 ~~ 4-8 Create a Schedule That Fits Yours 970-586-6066

The View Restaraunt Sous Chef Full Time 11-10:30 Prep Cook 11-5:30 pm 5 days a week

Pantry Cook - Dishwasher Line Cooks

LOOKING FOR ART LOVERS! We are a nationally recognized Fine Art and Craft group of galleries with 2 locations in Estes Park.

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

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Silver Saddle Inn

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Earn up to $15.00 per hour (including bonuses)!!

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Starting right away. Responsible for sales; pricing & displaying merch; cleaning store; unpacking/entering items in comp. Need person who enjoys dealing w/ people, has decent comp skills & enjoys cleaning. Some wknds & eve's reqd (summer). Apply at 160 W Elkhorn Ave.

Our Front Desk staff is on duty between the hours of 6:00am and 11:00pm. Each work week has varied shifts. Multi-tasking is a key talent of a successful Front Desk Agent. Silver Saddle Inn is a smoke free workplace. Interested in joining our team? Send resume to

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Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re gearing up for the spring and summer season and hiring for the following positions starting at $13.80/hr.: â&#x20AC;˘ Checker â&#x20AC;˘ Courtesy Clerk â&#x20AC;˘ Day-Stocker â&#x20AC;˘ Overnight Stocker â&#x20AC;˘ Bakery Clerk â&#x20AC;˘ Deli Clerk â&#x20AC;˘ Produce Clerk â&#x20AC;˘ Seafood Clerk â&#x20AC;˘ Cake Decorator â&#x20AC;˘ Meat Cutter Get your application at: After your application has been completed, please call our hiring manager Ann at 970.586.4447.

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Prior work experience with dogs in some capacity preferred for this position. Flexible hours plus bonus package and partial benefits included for full time position. Job includes supervising dogs during play, cleaning and customer service skills. Please call Linda at 586-0340 to set up an interview.

THE TAFFY SHOP hiring all positions, FT/PT, year round/summer. Info/Application: or 121 West Elkhorn Ave

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$100 Bonus - Call and ask us how! Starting at $13 per hour No Medical Background required Flexible Schedule Training and Local Support provided

Apply online at or call for more information 970-494-0289

Delaware North at The Ridgeline Hotel has seasonal and year round openings! We offer competitive pay, benefits, and opportunities for growth!

Part Time Accounting Admin (seasonal) Prepare daily cash deposits, prepare documentation for daily sales reports, and complete merchant statement reconciliations. Maintenance Techs Performs routine maintenance duties throughout property including rough carpentry, painting, and basic equipment or facility repairs, in accordance with applicable Company policies and procedures. Front Desk Clerks Check guests in and out efficiently and assist with any problems or questions during their stay. Act as the information center of the hotel. Tour Drivers (knowledge of RMNP a must!) Operate and drive tour buses in a safe and professional manner. Provide commentary and instruction relating to past and current events associated with the Rocky Mountain National Park and surrounding areas. Inventory Clerk Review and apply inventory activities, including movements and deletions, maintain and update inventory records, develop and implement efficient inventory management procedure. Cooks To prepare all food items ordered while maintaining food quality, plate presentation and sanitation standards Kitchen Helpers Washes pots, dishes, utensils, food preparation equipment, and cleans kitchen. Also may provide some food prep assistance. Please apply online at

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Hochstetler Resorts Housekeepers Needed


year-round or seasonal positions available. For more information & to apply please contact Claudia at (970) 412-6618 or stop by The Appenzell Inn 1100 Big Thompson Ave. Estes Park, Colorado 80517

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

Painters full and part time positions available. 970-518-4001 HIRING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; CDL shuttle drivers

$25.68/hr. Cleaner / Fuelers $15.58/hr. Drug screens & background checks. Will train for CDL. Seasonal work May-Sep 2019. Varied shifts part-time. Stop by 1050 Kenwood Ln #1, Estes Park

Castle and McGregor Mountain Lodges seeking energetic, detail oriented housekeepers FT/PT year round. Competitive pay plus fall bonus. Pick up a job application at either Castle Mountain Lodge 1520 Fall River Rd, or McGregor Mountain Lodge 2815 Fall River Rd.

Dao House on Hwy 7 needs are looking for housekeepers, wait staff, cooks and day help to assist with furniture moving, painting, cleaning, etc. Please call 970-577-3100 for more details.

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No Phone calls. Apply In person at: 1450 Big Thompson Avenue Rams Horn Village Resort has year round full time and part time positions Guest Services/Housekeeping Department: Competitive pay based on experience, plus a great summer bonus program! Benefits package for full time employees. Great working environment in Estes Parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only Gold Crown Resort. Our business stays busy year round and 40 hours per week are available through the winter. 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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HELP WANTED Year round attendant position. Must be self motivated, customer oriented and organized. Some weekend and evening shifts will be required. Send your resume today to: 172-174 S. St. Vrain Ave. Estes Park, CO 80517

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Call Anytime 303-565-0058 or stop by Mon, 12/17 10am - 12pm 356 E. Elkhorn Ave #2

Estes Valley Recreation Center Openings

Heath and Fitness Coordinator This full-time, benefitted position is responsible for the development and administration of comprehensive group exercise and personal training programs. Lead Custodian â&#x20AC;&#x201C; This full-time, benefitted position will help keep the facility clean, orderly and in safe condition and assist the Facility Maintenance Manager in leading the work of other Custodians.

Lifeguards -Wear flip-flops to work and get Free Red Cross training. Flexible schedules available. Year-round Part-Time, Seasonal and As-needed for Guest Services and Child Watch Attendants. Seasonal Part-Time and Full-Time Openings

Seasonal Lake Estes Marina Staff If you want to work outside this summer around Lake Estes consider joining our Marina staff. You will help with boat rentals, water safety, fishing licenses and maintaining our facilities in and around the lake.

Golf Maintenance and Groundskeepers Help maintain an award winning mountain golf course while enjoying incredible views, beautiful sunrises and being part of an energetic team. Seasonal Maintenance/Landscaping positions for Parks and Trails and Campgrounds. Enjoy the outdoors this summer while getting paid to help us maintain and improve the Districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s outdoor areas. Pay will be dependent on experience. District-wide perks and discounts are included! Apply on-line at: EVRPDjobs

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The Town of Estes Park is accepting applications for

Apprentice Lineman Utilities Dept./Power & Comm. Div. Hourly Rate $28.27/hour Non-Exempt Position Close Date: May 20, 2019 Human Resources Manager Administrative Services Dept. Hiring Range $55,510 $68,000/year Exempt Position Close Date: Open until filled (first review 05/06/2019) Police Officer Police Dept. Hiring Range $27.92 – $30.71/hour Non-Exempt Position Close Date: Open until filled

Records Technician/Senior Records Technician (FT Position) Police Dept. Hourly Rate $15.62-$24.56/hour (DOE) Non-Exempt Positions Close Date: Open until filled Records Technician (PT Limited Term thru Dec 31, 2019) Police Dept. Hourly Rate $15.62/hour Non-Exempt Position Close Date: Open until filled Special Events Coordinator Events & Visitor Services Dept. Hourly Rate $24.59-$28.89/hour Non-Exempt Position Close Date: May 15, 2019 Town Administrator Administration Dept. Starting Salary $145,000 DOE Exempt Position Close Date: Open until filled

Visitor Information Assistant I (Part time) Visitor Serv. Div./Community Serv Dept. Hourly Rate $12.10 - $14.22/hour Non-Exempt Position Close Date: Open until filled Seasonal Positions

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

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

Visitor Information Assistant Community Serv Dept/Visitor Serv Division Hiring Range $13.00-$16.00/hour (DOE) Seasonal Position (Summer 2019) Closing Date: Open Until Filled Volunteer/Committee Board Positions Estes Park Board of Adjustment Close Date: May 17, 2019

Estes Valley Planning Commission Close Date: Open Until Filled (Committee application required)

Applications are available at: Town Hall 170 MacGregor Ave. Room 130 (Mon-Fri 8 am – 5 pm) or jobs

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


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• Part-Time Dining Assistant $13.50 per hour

• Senior Living Medication Aide (Resident Care Specialist) Starting wage 13.50 per hour + Differential Please apply on line at

Year Round. Full-Time positions qualify for benefits which include health, dental, vision, life, short-term disability and paid time off.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Join Our Team DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING CT Technologist – Full Time Radiology Scheduler – Full Time

DIETARY SERVICES Food Service Worker – Part Time

ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES Environmental Services Technician – Full Time **Sign on Bonus Available** HOME HEALTH/HOSPICE Program Coordinator – Full Time Personal Care Provider/Homemaker - FT **Sign on Bonus Available** INFECTION CONTROL Director of Infection Control / Employee Health LABORATORY Phlebotomist – Part Time/Full Time

MEDICAL SURGICAL RN House Supervisor – Full Time – Nights CNA – Full Time – Days **Sign on Bonus Available** PATIENT FINANCIAL SERVICES Patient Account Representative – FT Patient Account Representative - PT

Physician Clinic Provider Service Representative – FT QUALITY DEPARTMENT Director, Quality Management

SURGICAL SERVICES Certified Surgical Technologist - FT

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

Apply online at

Full and Part Time hours available. Wage depends on experience.

Carpenter Needed Framing, Siding, and Finish Carpenter Competitive Pay Holiday/Vacation/Retirement

Housekeeping Full and Part Time positions available. or call (970)685-0877

Laundry Attendant Full and Part Time.

3J Service Cleaning

Sign-on Bonus Available for all positions.

Pick up applications at front desk, ask for Kay. 1885 Sketchbox Ln. or email resume to


Year Round & Seasonal Positions Start Immediately

Call 970-573-1770

RENTALS Apartments 1 Bedroom Downtown for Single Occupant. 1Year Lease and NS/NP. Must have 2 work references. $1,000 / month. Call M-F 10 am to 3 pm. (970) 480-5458

Commercial Rentals EXECUTIVE OFFICE available for $350.00 a month at Graves Ave. Plaza. Includes all utilities (including internet),trash, taxes and insurance. Access to kitchen and conference room. Call Peggy 970-232-5588 Commercial Space Available. 1050 sq. ft. Includes large garage bay. Separate office with bathroom. Good parking. Off of Hwy 7. $1350/mo. year lease min. 970-290-4488

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

AVAILABLE! COMMERCIAL RENTAL IN GREAT LOCATION Located in downtown Estes in the Range Realty Bldg., 300 E. Elkhorn Ave., 770 sq. ft. & private parking. Call 970-586-2345 for more info.

RENTALS Commerical Rental Space for rent on Bond Park. 900 SF or 1800 SF. parking. available now. Call 970-586-3913

Short Term Summer Housing Two Avail. $1150 - $1350 Includes Util. & Cable No Smoking, No Pets Call Todd @ 970-586-8141

Wants To Rent RMNP employee and dog looking for 1B w/ YARD May-Oct. Call/text 210.289.4433


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


SERVICES Motorcycles

2008 HD ULTRA CLASSIC 1 owner. Always garaged. Never dropped. 27,000 orig. miles. Estes Park. $11,000.00 Brian 720.934.7222

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

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

Piano Tuning $2600 - 1996 Chv Blazer, 4WD, 121k miles + electric/manual, 84” snowplow. $2400 without plow. 970-481-0233

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

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

SALES Estate Sale of Peggy MacKay Fri 5/3 9-1, Sat 5/4 8-3 1535 D Raven Cr.


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

Garage Sales

Estate Sales

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

Or voice or text Mike at 970-214-8844

Beautiful one owner Estes Park Ranch style in quiet cut-de-sac. 2,700 sq. ft. ,very clean, well maintained. Will CO-OP w/Realtors $537,500 call Greg 303-434-5521


Flexsteel Sofa, Q & Tw. Beds, Desk, Dressers, Chairs, Art, Decor, Linens, Dishes, Hall Tree, Oak Cane Chairs, Drop Leaf Table, Collectibles, Stained Glass Supplies, Jewelry, Singer Sewing Machine and Cabinet, and More. Follow Grn & Org Signs.

GARAGE SALE ESTATE/GARAGE SALE; Saturday Only Need to have one, but Stereo, screen, basketball seems overwhelming. board, clothing, shoes, bi- We do the work, you make cycle, tools, patio table the $. Local, Affordable, and chairs, and many References. CALL NOW more things. 530 Far View 970-215-5548 Lane



Legal Notices

Legal Notices

Re: NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN in the Estate of JOHN HAROLD HANAK, Deceased Probate Number: 19 PR 30207

This is the public Notice to Creditors case number 2019PR 30207, for the estate of John Harold Hanak, deceased. All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to: Carl W. Robicheaux #51912, Attorney for Personal Representative to P.O. Box 2132, or to the District Court of Larimer County, Colorado, on or before 6 September 2019. Carl W. Robicheaux ELHORN LAW OFFICE P.O. Box 2132 Estes Park, CO 80517

Re: Estate of JOSEPHINE JULIA KINNEY, Deceased Probate Number: 19 PR 30142

This is the public Notice to Creditors case number 2019PR 30142, for the estate of Josephine Julia Kinney, deceased. All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to: Carl W. Robicheaux #51912, Attorney for Personal Representative to P.O. Box 2132, or to the District Court of Larimer County, Colorado, on or before 6 September 2016. Carl W. Robicheaux ELKHORN LAW OFFICE P.O. Box 2132 Estes Park, CO 80517





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