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May 24, 2019

Welcome To The World! New baby elk calves have been spotted in town and in RMNP. Watch and enjoy from a distance and be extremely careful, mama elk are very protective and can be dangerous. Photos by Jim Ward


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Trail Ridge Road Opening Delayed Will Not Open Over The Memorial Day Holiday

Courtesy photos RMNP

Due to late spring snowfall and continuing winter-like conditions at high elevations in Rocky Mountain National Park, Trail Ridge Road’s opening will be delayed and will not open to vehicles over the Memorial Day Holiday. Park snowplow operators will continue to plow the road; the road will open as soon as it is safe to do so. Due to ongoing snow accumulation, winds and below freezing temperatures at higher elevations, it is too soon to predict when that might be. Pedestrians and bicyclists are able to travel on the road. When plowing is taking place, for visitor safety, park plow operators will post signs that indicate the point on the road where pedestrian and bicycle travel is not allowed, past that point. It is critical that pedestrians and bicycles adhere to those closures. Depending on the day and conditions the distance that pedestrians and bicycles are allowed to travel on the road will vary. Every year, Rocky Mountain National Park snowplow operators begin plow-

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ing Trail Ridge Road in mid-April. Crews from the west side of the park and crews from the east side of the park move along the road and eventually meet near the Alpine Visitor Center. Plow operators normally encounter drifts from 18 to 22 feet and are accustomed to plowing the same section of road over and over. Trail Ridge Road was completed in 1932. The earliest the road has opened was on May 7, 2002; the latest June 26, 1943. In 2011, the road opened on June 6. Park staff expect a busy Memorial Day Weekend throughout Rocky Mountain National Park. The three reservation campgrounds in the park are full for the weekend. Timber Creek Campground on the west side of the park is first-come, firstserved. Vehicle restrictions may be in place on the Bear Lake Road corridor and the Wild Basin area if full parking

lots and congestion warrants. Visitors planning to recreate in the park’s backcountry, depending on their destination, should prepare for a variety of conditions including snow, ice, slush and mud. Today, the Bear Lake Trailhead, located at 9,475 feet, has 35 inches of snow. For further information about Rocky Mountain National Park please contact the park’s Information Office at (970) 586-1206, the Trail Ridge Road status recorded phone line at (970) 586-1222 or check the park’s website at

Town Offices Closed Memorial Day Town of Estes Park municipal offices will be closed Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. Offices will resume normal operating hours Tuesday, May 28. For more information please call the Public Information Office at 970-577-3701.

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Protecting Our Water Future Water Rate Hearings May 28 And July 9 By: Utilities Director Reuben Bergsten

At the Town of Estes Park, we are proud to provide some of the best water in the country. Our customers' water comes straight off the mountains and into our treatment plants before being delivered to homes every day of the year. This is possible with extensive oversight and expert control, and our continual repairs to an aging system. Rate studies, which often recommend increases, are necessary to fund this work and to continue providing great water service. We have just completed a scheduled rate study, which proposes an average increase of five percent annually for the next three years. The recommended rates will be proposed at public meetings in May and July. The process to determine new rates considers many factors: Keeping the increases to a minimum for small year-round households with modest incomes Saving funds in order to replace the 1970 Glacier Creek Water Treatment Plant by about 2026 Complying with state and federal regulatory standards Continually replacing failing and undersized pipes The current fixed monthly base charge on your water bill is intended to cover the fixed costs of everyday operations and maintenance. This base charge needs to increase to make sure these fixed costs are covered. The proposed monthly base charge includes 2,000 gallons a month for every residential customer. This will help smaller households that use about 2,000 gallons a month. Homes that are unoccupied through part of the year and use no water would see a larger monthly increase, since it's necessary to ensure water is always available to them even if it isn't being used. The two main issues impacting the water rates in the Estes Valley are establishing an annual pipe replacement program at the expense of $1 million per year and rebuilding the Glacier Creek Water Treatment Plant at a cost of $35 million. Nearly 40 miles of our underground pipe is outdated, undersized and prone

to leaks. Replacing these pipes improves our community's fire protection capabilities and helps reduce costly emergency repairs. It will take a long time but the first step is having adequate funds to do the work. The Glacier plant was built in 1970 with a planned 40-year life. As it approaches 50 years old, the plant won't be capable of meeting the Town's future water needs and ever-increasing regulatory requirements. Its replacement will be built to modern specifications and will be more energy-efficient. The plant will also use state-of-the-art membranebased filters similar to the existing Marys Lake Water Treatment Plant. Your rates are supported by other funding sources, too. The Water Division makes a focused effort to find grants and financing for large projects like these. We are applying for grants and funding with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). They offer a program to small rural communities that provides grants and 40-year low-interest loans. The USDA program was considered during the water rate study and has helped reduce the proposed rate increases. The burden of addressing deferred maintenance on critical infrastructure is shared by communities across the country. Instead of continuing to pass challenges on to future generations, we are working to address the big issues before they reach the crisis point, to sustain our community's water needs into the future. Complete details, available at, will be presented at the May 28 Town Board meeting, which takes place at 7 p.m. in the Town Board Room of Town Hall, 170 MacGregor Ave. Another public hearing will take place July 9, at which the Town Board is expected to adopt new water rates. All water customers are encouraged to provide comments to the Trustees now through July 9. Written comments may be provided to the Town Clerk in Room 130 of Town Hall or by emailing The meetings will be available live-streamed and recorded via

Memorial Day Holiday Closure Larimer County Offices, Courts, District Attorney, and Landfill will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2019 in ob-

servance of the Memorial Day Holiday. Critical services at Larimer County are not disrupted by closures.

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Commisioners Host Community Open House In Estes Park The Larimer County Commissioners will be hosting their bimonthly Open House in the Town of Estes Park on May 30th. The Board of Larimer County Commissioners hold these regular two-hour events every two months at various locations in and around Larimer County to learn about topics and concerns that are important to residents.

Larimer County’s 2019 Strategic Plan is the topic for the Open House in a Q & A format. Residents attending the Open House will also have an opportunity to bring questions to the board about matters important to Estes Park residents. Join the commissioners at 6 p.m., May 30, 2019, at the Estes Valley Recreation Center, Chiquita meeting room [lower level], 660 Community Dr., Estes Park.

EVFPD firefighters gener- included: ally respond to medical calls • Emergency medical (assist EPMC): 2 in their personal vehicles, al- • MVC: 1 lowing for a faster response. On • Detector Activation: 2 other incidents, firefighters respond to a • Smoke Investigation/Possible Illegal fire station to respond in department apBurn: 2 paratus with specialized equipment. • Alarm Activations: 4 During the week of May 12, the Estes Valley Fire Protection District (EVFPD) • Gas Leak: 1 Estes Valley Fire responded to 12 calls for service. This

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Town Introduces Online Customer Service Portal For Electric And Water Utilities The Town recently implemented a secure, convenient and user-friendly online customer service portal for the Electric and Water utilities. The Electric and Water customer service portal provides numerous benefits to customers, and is available via Finance Director Duane Hudson commented, "We recognize that customers want flexibility, accessibility, convenience and a user-friendly experience without sacrificing security. We believe these new features deliver them." Electric and water customers are encouraged to register for an account so they can: Sign up for paperless billing with email and text reminders View and print current and past bills View and pay multiple accounts at once Securely save your payment information, using a credit card or electronic check Schedule automatic payments from your checking account or credit card. Pay bills via text Customers currently making auto-

drafted payments need not change payment methods, but can use the portal to get paperless bills. Without registering for an account, customers can: Use the "Pay Now" feature that allows for quick payment Use the new automated phone payment system with features such as quick account balance review and payment with a credit card, debit card, or eCheck and an easy-to-use call flow. Hudson continued "We're excited about these changes and they reflect our continual commitment to providing a superior customer service experience." Customers will receive more information in their water and electric bills. Find more information and sign up for an account via For assistance, contact Utility Billing at 970577-4800. The Town of Estes Park does not authorize the use of any other third-party payment services, such as Do not use these services as there is no guarantee we will receive your payment.

The charge(s) are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. On May 14 at 8:52 p.m. police were called to 320 Fifth Street on a report of harassment. Upon arrival police charged a 69 year old male from that address with harassment against a 70 year old victim. The male was issued a summons and released. On March 15 at 7:56 a.m. police stopped the driver of a vehicle at S. St. Vrain and Second Street for speeding. Upon further investigation the 30 year old male driver from Estes Park was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol and he was arrested and charged with DUI, DUI per se, driving while suspended/revoked and a speed limit violation. He was transported to the Larimer County Jail. On May 17 at 12:29 p.m. police were called to a disturbance at 110 W. Elkhorn Ave. On scene police charged a 45 year old male from Estes Park with harassment and he was later released on a summons. A 75 year old transient male involved in this case was charged with felony menacing and he was transported to the Larimer County Jail.

On May 17 at 10:19 p.m. police stopped a 61 year old female driver at Big Thompson Highway and Elk Trail Court for not having headlights on. Upon further investigation police found the female under the influence of alcohol and she was charged with DWAI and failure to display headlamps. She was later released to a responsible person. On May 18 at 9:52 p.m. police stopped a driver in the 500 block of Big Thompson Ave. for speeding. The passenger in the vehicle, a 20 year old female from Greeley, CO was found to be wanted on a warrant out of Weld County for failure to appear on a traffic charge for not having insurance and license plate that had expired. She was booked and released on a PR bond. The driver of the vehicle was charged with speeding. On May 19 at 12:18 a.m. police stopped a 20 year old male driver from Thornton, CO in the 800 block of Big Thompson Ave. for weaving. The driver was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol and was charged with DUI, DUI per se, underage possession/consumption of alcohol and a lane use violation. He was charged and later released to a responsible adult.

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Free Residential Slash Collection Dates Announced To prepare for the coming wildfire season, the Estes Valley Fire Protection District is hosting two slash drop-off events. From 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on Saturday June 8 and Sunday June 9, 2019 property owners within the Fire District are encouraged to bring slash to the Town of Estes Park property located at 640 Elm Road. The site entrance is on the rightside of Elm Road, just past the turn off to the Waste Management Transfer Station. Appropriate materials (outlined below) can only be accepted during the designated times within the gated area. Please note that if guidelines are not followed, the Fire District may not be able to host future slash drop-off events. Slash consists of tree trimmings, small tree trunks and shrubs that have been removed to create or improve defensible space around structures. Materials accepted: • Branches/tree trimmings • Small tree trunks • Shrubs (no root balls)

NOT acceptable: • Pine needles, cones and other small yard debris • Stumps • Flood debris • Material from businesses/commercial sites EVFPD extends thanks to the volunteers working these events and to the Town of Estes Park for providing the drop-off location and assistance with moving materials. Start improving the defensible space around your home now! Fire fighters appreciate all the work property owners do to reduce wildfire hazards before there is an immediate threat. Once a wildfire threatens an area, there isn’t time to do this important mitigation work. The Mission of the Estes Valley Fire Protection District is to provide the citizens of and visitors to the Estes Valley with superior fire prevention, fire protection, and emergency services in a safe and efficient manner.

Still Time To Support The Museum Welcome Film Project This summer, visitors to the Estes Park Museum will embark upon an informative, inspiring and high-quality journey into Estes Park history through a Welcome Film that provides context for the exhibits they will tour in the Museum gallery. The film incorporates much never-before-seen content, including rare historic footage. Now in its final editing stages, the movie has been developed by local filmmakers Nick Mollé and Sean Doherty, in conjunction with the Estes Park Museum staff. When finished, the film will be seen by thousands of people over many years to come. Fundraising for the project is currently underway. The Museum Friends & Foundation wish to thank the many generous donors who have contributed over $4000 so far toward the total goal. Those funds have been augmented by a generous grant from the Village Thrift Shop.

To help reach the final fundraising goal, the Museum Friends are now receiving donations to the Marshall Hesler Welcome Film memorial fund. Marshall was a longtime Museum volunteer, who enjoyed welcoming visitors to the museum for more than 25 years. His family has expressed their wish to have funds donated specifically for the Welcome Film project. All donors will be invited to attend a special Welcome Film Premiere on Monday, June 24 at 7 pm. The museum staff and the filmmakers will be on hand to share their insights into the project, with a viewing of the film on the big screen in the museum meeting room. Donations may be made payable and mailed to EPMF&F, 200 4th Street, Estes Park, CO 80517 (Note ‘Hesler Welcome Film’ in the memo line). Thank you to everyone who has contributed toward this important effort.

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Estes Park Museum Gallery To Reopen Friday, May 31 On Friday, May 31, 2019, the Estes Park Coinciding with the remodel, staff was Museum will reopen its doors to the able to successfully move roughly 30,000 public. The gallery has been closed since artifacts to the Museum Annex. This inOctober 2018 to complete an interior re- cluded all on-site and off-site items model project and collections move. The within the Museum collection that will first 100 visitors to the Museum on May now be housed properly in a tempera31 will receive an Estes Park Museum ture and humidity controlled, secure entote bag and other Museum goodies. vironment while fundraising for a new Following the opening, the Museum will Collections and Research Facility conbe open year-round, Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Museum lobby after the remodel. The purpose behind the remodel, funded by the Town with contributions by the Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation, Inc. (EPMF&F), is to enMuseum lobby before the remodel. hance the visitor experience with improvements to the meeting/programming room, creating a more personal guest welcome experience in the foyer, and upgrading and expanding staff and volunteer office space. The meeting/programming room has become more personable and Museum lobby after the remodel. friendly by rotating the setup to shrink the space between the presenter and the audience, adding an additional screen for presentations, and taking advantage of the acoustic layout. Foyer improvements include a gallery host desk that welcomes guests directly into the gallery Museum staff cleans & prepares artifacts to return to display. space. The gallery entinues. While the project was overseen hancements entail a defined space for a and coordinated by Museum staff, sevnew film, funded by the EPMF&F, that eral Town departments, a number of introduces visitors to the Museum and dedicated volunteers, and the use of the the history of Estes Park. An additional First Colorado Realty moving van made gallery space, the High-Country Hangthe move possible. out has been created to encourage learning through play for families and chilThe mission of the Estes Park Museum dren. An additional area of is to conduct activities that preserve, improvement was the Shop, operated by share and respect the unique history of the EPMF&F, creating a better area for Estes Park. For more information, call merchandise display and a designated the Estes Park Museum at 970-586-6256 space for shop volunteers. or visit the Museum's website at Museum staff cleans and prepares arti- facts to return to display.


Friday, May 24 National Poppy Day. Auxiliary members will

be distributing poppies at Safeway from 10am-noon and the

Post Office from noon -2pm .

Saturday, May 25 10am Memorial Day flag placements on

the graves of Veterans at Estes Valley Memorial Gardens.

Tuesday, May 28 5-7:30pm Appreciation Event for all of our volunteers and donors. We wish to say a big thank-you, and invite you to join us for appetizers and cheer.

Friday, May 31 7-10pm Amplified Souls rock the Legion! $5 cover. Have a blessed Memorial Day Weekend –

Remember those who gave their lives in service.


Thursday, May 30 @ noon-5pm Veteran benefits assistance and readjustment counseling. Call 970-586-6118 for an appointment.


Every Friday @7pm Queen of Hearts progressive raffle. Every day all day Pull Tabs are available.

Thursday, May 30 @7:00pm Summer Bingo Begins! Fun and cash prizes for all ages!


Friday, May 24 @5:30-7 pm Chicken Fried Steak $12

Every Wednesday @11:30-1:00 Legion Lunch. Sandwich and choice of side for $8. Friday, May 31 @5:30-7 pm Fried Chicken $12

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Historic Downtown Walking Tours To Run June 3 Through September 24 Discover the hidden past on a walking tour of downtown Estes Park with the Estes Park Museum. During the tour, participants will be guided by trained docents to explore historical photographs from the Museum's collection to aid in comparing the past to the present. In 1905, Cornelius Bond and the Estes Park Town Company hired Abner Sprague to plat the downtown district. Within weeks, lots along the street named "Elkhorn Avenue" were taken up and new businesses were established. Over the course of a decade, the basic footprint of the town we know today was established by many of the buildings that started out as hotels, schools, private homes, and businesses. Identical tours are offered on Mondays and Tuesdays (except Labor Day, September 2) from Monday, June 3 through Tuesday, September 24. Tours meet at 8:15 a.m. at the Northeast corner of Bond Park (next to the bronze Enos

Mills sculpture at MacGregor and Park Avenues) and begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. The tour group will walk west through town, and return to the same site by 10:00 a.m., and travel a distance of 0.7 miles. Tours are free, donations

are welcome. First come, first served; no reservations required. Space limited to about 12 people. Additionally, tours can be arranged by appointment by calling 970-577-6256. The mission of the Estes Park Museum is to conduct activities that preserve, share and respect the unique history of Estes Park. For more information, call the Estes Park Museum at 970-586-6256 or visit the Museum's website at

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I set aside yesterday to go shopping. I needed a trundle bed for the small guest room and since I had an open day on the calendar, I decided I would devote it to doing my research, exploring my options, and making a selection. I went to several furniture stores, only to find out they don’t offer trundle beds in the physical location. I couldn’t touch one, jiggle one to see how sturdy it was, lie down on a bed to test its comfort, or see if I like antique wheat better than washed pecan. Unapologetically, the salespeople in each store told me I could visit their website and see a broad selection of trundles online. They didn’t appear to be concerned with job security and I wondered why. How long will it be, I wondered, before we do all our shopping online and all the real live salespeople will be standing in the unemployment line? Will every storefront be converted into a paintball arena or axe-throwing bar? Am I going to have to ask all of my questions via the ever-annoying online chat? Will I be forced to give my email address via those obnoxious pop-ups before I can enter one single site? (I refuse to do it. If a site requires my email address, I skedaddle right on to the next site.) The day will come when the only way we can shop will be via a computer screen. We’ll have to trust that the online reviews aren’t rigged, the measurements are right, and the products we buy will hold up. What if they don’t? I demand free delivery these days but we have to pay to return an item if we aren’t satisfied with our purchase and packing up and returning a 200-pound bed isn’t cheap. With trundle shopping, I had no choice. Even one of the largest furniture stores in the country, owned by one of the richest men in the world and named after my home state (Go Big Red!) only had three trundle beds and two of them were daybeds. I don’t want a daybed. Period. Designed to serve as a sofa when it’s not being slept in, a daybed is too deep to sit on sofa-like, and making a daybed is such a pain in the back-

side, I’m afraid I wouldn’t let anyone sleep on it so I wouldn’t have to make it. I want a true trundle bed and would prefer the trundle to be the pop-up kind so it would be up off the ground and the phrase “crawl into bed” wouldn’t be literal. Resigned to the reality of the 21st century, I went home and got myself set up in front of the computer. Cup of tea, slippers, lap blanket (we’re two-thirds into the month of May; I shouldn’t need a lap blanket!), notebook and pen, a cleared-off place to write notes, and a stack of coupons from various websites, sent via snail mail. I didn’t expect it to take long to complete my mission since I didn’t have to get in my car and drive anywhere. I could visit multiple websites with a simple click of the mouse and be done with it in no time. Not exactly. I spent hours upon hours in front of the screen, visiting a smattering of the 23 million sites offering trundle beds. (Although not all of them had trundle beds, even though they showed up as a result of my search. What a waste of my time! Inappropriate search results should be punished by an inundation of scam phone calls.) I wanted to find the best bed at the best price with free shipping, with lots of five-star reviews and the fewest one-star reviews. (One-star reviews are the bane of my online shopping experience. Read a few of those—and every item for sale online has them—and you’ll never end up buying anything you need.) I knew I could find exactly what I wanted just over the next Internet hill, so I kept clicking. Finally I did find the perfect bed. I was allowed to use an expired coupon and shipping was free. It will arrive in a mere six days (how do they do that?). And that’ll be the end of it. Except for one catch: assembly is required. I’d like to see ‘em do that online! You may let The Thunker know what you think at her e-mail address, © 2019 Sarah Donohoe

Abby Lemirande Signs With Catawba College This week, EPHS senior Abby Lemirande signed a letter of intent to swim for Catawba College in North Carolina. She is shown here with her proud parents, Kim and Tyler. Abby said, “I am extremely excited to sign as it has been one of my dreams for as long as I can remember. I have pushed myself both in season and out to try and get to the place I am now! I plan on majoring in exercise science with a minor in business.” Good luck and congratulations, Abby!

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Congratulations To The EPHS Class Of 2019!

“Shoot for the moon! Even if you miss…you’ll land among the stars.” – Les Brown Note: Scholarship recipients will be shown in next Friday’s EP News.

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Back row: Blake Murray, Finn Tomasula-Martin, Jake Rathstatter, Michaela Marshall, Chloe Burke, Tucker Johnson, Camdyn Arnold, Bert Chrastil. Center row: Annalise Basch, Mae Tice, Anna Greenway, Andrea Escorcia Rodriguez, Abi Housewright, Nathan Zurfluh. Front row: Abby Lemirande, Julia McMillan, Spencer Holmes.

K-12 Picnic On Sunday afternoon, half of the Estes Park graduating seniors who attended Park School District since Kindergarten/1st grade persevered the weather to celebrate their years together. Out of the 72 graduating seniors, 39 have been together since the first day of kindergarten. Sunday, May 19th the class of 2019 cele-

brated with their parents at Stanley Park, with a taco bar donated by El Mex-Kal. After a fun ‘remember when’ quiz of events that have occurred during their years in EPSD it was decided by their parents that this is one smart graduating class that have friendships and bonds that will never be broken! Congratulations, Class of 2019!

Thank You From Partners Mentoring Youth Special thanks to all who purchased and sold Duck Race Tickets to benefit Partners Mentoring Youth in 2019. Special thanks to Pete McKellar and Dave Boon for selling tickets. And for all who purchased tickets your support is greatly appreciated! Other ways to support Partners Mentoring Youth: 1) Reloadable Safeway Giving Cards are available at the Partners Mentoring Youth Office. You load the card by using, cash, check or a credit card. Then you

pay for your groceries or gas at Safeway with your Safeway Giving Card. 2) Volunteer! Wondering how you can “Be the Difference”? • Be a Community Based Mentor • Be a School Based Mentor • Be an Activity Volunteer • Be a Donor • Be an Advisory Council Member For more information please call 970577-9348, email or visit our website at

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

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Congratulations To The EPHS Class Of 2019 To The Editor: To the Estes Park High School Class of 2019, your commencement is nearly here. You will remember this special day and your high school career for the rest of your lives. Some of the friends you made will be friends forever while others you may not see again, but the memories will always be there. You’ll remember some special people such as your principal, coaches, counselors, club sponsors and others. You will definitely remember those very special teachers who challenged you, who made a difference in your life. The ones who introduced you to Shakespeare, Dickens, London and others and the ones who gave you the tools to express yourself, to analyze and to be a decision maker. You will soon be the launched on a new and exciting journey in your lives. And it will be a journey, not a guided tour. You’ll have to work harder, be even more responsible and exercise more self-discipline than what you’ve been used to over the past four years. I am convinced that you are up to the task. Recently I, along with the other Town Trustees had the opportunity to meet with

several of the soon-to-be graduates and with several other underclassmen. From my perspective, and I’m sure my colleagues on the board would agree, that if the future of our community, our state and our country rests on their shoulders, then we are indeed in good hands. I am reticent to offer advice but I feel compelled to ask that you consider two things. One, spend more time listening than talking- you’ll learn more that way. Two, VOTE! Never pass up the opportunity to exercise such a wonderful privilege. Don’t ever think that elected officials can’t have a serious impact on your life and your future. In May 1963 I sat in the auditorium of my high school listening to commencement speeches while President John Kennedy, Vice President Lyndon Johnson-who would become President six months later-along with senators, congressmen and other advisors, were deciding if one day soon they would be sending eighteen-year-olds like myself to a place called Vietnam. In 1963 eighteen-yearolds couldn’t vote. Today you can, so do it. Congratulations and good luck as you begin this next phase of your life. Ken Zornes

Scholarship Recipient Gives Heartfelt Thanks To The Editor: I tried very hard to find the right words to express my sincere gratitude to you for making these scholarships possible for me and only words I could come up with are, "I am extremely thankful for your generous donations and caring love towards my education." I was very happy and appreciative to learn that I was selected as the recipient of these scholarships. Due to an unfortunate misunderstanding of the event start time, I showed up late for which I truly apologize. I am so grateful to be a part of this awesome Estes Park community. Please accept my heart-felt gratitude to all the donors, specially: Estes Park Noon Rotary Club Estes Park Sunrise Rotary Club Estes Area Lodging Association Estes Park Masonic Lodge

Estes Park Ace Hardware Estes Park League of Women Voters Estes Park American Legion I plan to pursue a nursing career to become a Nurse Practitioner and am very fortunate to secure admission at the University of Northern Colorado. A big thanks to you all, I am one step closer to my goal. By awarding your prestigious scholarship, you have reduced my financial burden greatly. Your kind generosity and support has inspired me to help others and give back to the community. I promise you, I will work very hard and hope one day, I will be able to help students like me achieve their goals, just as you have helped me. Sincerely, Fazeel Bhatti Class of 2019

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School 2019 Chess Champions

CELEBRATING 33 YEARS OF BUSINESS Congratulations to the 2019 Chess Club Champions from the Estes Park School District. Shown here, left to right: Angel Venzor EP Middle School Champion, Evan Marcantonio 5th Grade Champion, Ben Bryant 4th Grade Champion and Carter Gooch Elementary School Champion. Way to go! Have a great summer!

Estes Pak Thanks Bright Christmas Estes Pak would like to give a huge thank you to Bright Christmas. Bright Christmas recently donated 3,000 dollars to help the Estes Pak program feed students and families in the Estes Valley. Estes Pak was started by the Estes Park Education Association. Teachers in Estes Park realized that some of their students were not getting the food they needed

on weekends. Each Friday during the school year Estes Pak sends home food to families who have needs. There is no need to qualify for the program. If a family has needs, Estes Pak will help them. If you would like to know more about Estes Pak, please contact Terry Leija at 586-7406 ext. 3284 or email him at

Memorial Day Service Monday At Estes Valley Memorial Gardens Estes Valley Memorial Gardens is hosting a Memorial Day Service scheduled for Monday, May 27 at 11:00 a.m. The service takes place at the Memorial Gardens located at 1672 Fish Hatchery Road, Estes Park, CO 80517. In case of

inclement weather, the service will take place at the Methodist Church located at 1509 Fish Hatchery Rd., Estes Park, CO 80517. Any questions or concerns can be directed to

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On July 4 Face Vocal Band, an internationally acclaimed all vocal rock band from Boulder, Colorado will be performing at the grandstands at the Estes Park Fairgrounds for the Big Bang Concert. You won’t want to miss this great music event. The Big Bang Concert will be a convergence of music, food and visual stimuli! Enjoy your evening in Estes Park with great music as Face Vocal band sings all your favorite songs, from classics to currents, using the instruments they were born with, their voices! On site will be great food, burgers, BBQ, hot dogs, brats, salads, fries and ice cream. The event also offers free parking, covered bleacher seating and craft beer and wine. Face Vocal Band has been captivating audiences for over a decade with their infectious energy punctuated by an endearing love of performance. Blending modern popular tunes with complex harmonies, brilliant beat-box rhythms and superb singing, Face takes their audience on a musical journey and it’s fantastic fun. Performing over 100 shows per year around the world, the band has also competed on the hit NBC series “The SingOff,� headlined at Edinburgh, Scotland’s prestigious Festival Fringe, and has opened for legendary performers such as Jon Bon Jovi, Barenaked Ladies, Jay Leno,

The Wailers, 38Special, Manhattan Transfer, Rick Springfield, Culture Club & Boy George. Back home in Colorado, Face continues to be voted “Best Local Band/Musician� by numerous publications. They win audience awards and regularly perform for packed audiences in iconic venues such as Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Paramount Theatre, Swallow Hill, Boulder Theater, Soiled Dove Underground, and the Denver Bronco’s Mile High Stadium. Critics and fans world-wide describe Face as “a true American heartland sound� and “soulful singing stands out above the crowd.� Gates will open at 5 p.m. and the music starts at 6 p.m. No need to move after the concert, stay where you are and watch the fireworks over Lake Estes just as the music ends. Tickets are just $17 for adults, $5 for kids and can be purchased at Don't miss it, buy your ticket now! For more information, email Josh at

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20th Annual Art Market This Weekend In Bond Park The Art Center of Estes Park proudly presents its’ 20th Annual Art Market this weekend, May 25-27, 2019. As in the past, this year’s show will bring to beautiful downtown Estes Park, close to 100 juried artists representing Colorado and surrounding states and showcasing a wide variety of fine arts and fine crafts. You may find that special treasure, or gift item, amongst the rows of functional pottery, photography, jewelry, art glass, woodcrafts, fiber art, metal crafts, oil, pastel and watercolor paintings, and much more! The Art Market is easy to find in the center of town, in lovely Bond Park, at the corner of McGregor and Elkhorn, on Saturday, May 25, 9-5, Sunday, May 26, 9-5, and Monday, Memorial Day Monday, May 27, 9-4. The Art Market is completely wheelchair accessible. Once again this year, the Art Market will be hosting a Silent Auction to benefit The Art Center of Estes Park. On display and available for your bid will be a wide variety of artwork donated by our attending artist vendors. The Silent Auction will be held in intervals throughout the weekend offering several opportunities to bid on new works. So stop by, place a bid, join in the friendly competition and see if that special piece of art might belong to you!

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Terri Brandt Correia Joins Estes Park Health As Chief Nursing Officer nurses have had that solidified their career paths. I have always been a nurturer and know no other way to be. I guess you can say that a nursing career was always in my plan. I found myself a single mother with two small children, and no career as I planned so…..I went back to school after being out of high school 10 years. My mother helped with the children, and I went to nursing school non-stop for four years to earn my BSN. I, not for one day, have ever Meet Terri Brandt Correia BSN, RN, regretted that decision. I love being a CNOR, MBA. Terri has moved to Estes nurse and I cannot imagine being in any Park, CO, from Lexington, OR to join other profession. the Estes Park Health Senior Leadership Describe your ideal CNO-nurse relaTeam. tionship. Terri listed her objective for serving in Terri: I have always worked to have a the CNO position as: “I seek to utilize trusting, open relationship with the my skills as an effective leader to support nurses I serve. I am a highly approachthe Mission, Vision and Values of Estes able person and intentionally build relaPark Health. I am excited to join a protionships with my nurses. Building a gressive executive team to develop trusting relationship by making myself strategic plans to keep the organization available to them, intentionally, daily is as a leader in the community it serves. I important. There were many years in my want to use my years of hospital leaderearly nursing career that I did not know ship and team development to build and who my CNO was. I knew her name, but elevate an optimal staff to face the challenges of healthcare in the current envi- she never made an appearance on the units. When I made the decision to enter ronment.” the administrative arena, I knew that We asked Terri a few questions to allow that is not who I wanted to be. I respect you to get to know her better. the frontline staff and admire their comWhy did you become a nurse? mitment to our patients and community. Terri: I get asked this question often, as I know how hard they work, and an imI think most nurses do. From the time I portant part of my job is to be their voice was a child, I wanted to be a nurse. I did at the administrative level. I highly not have an event in my life as some honor the nursing profession and those


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who work in all aspects of it. Describe your communication style. Terri: My colleagues and staff will learn that I listen more than I speak. I am a processor and a thinker, and think before I speak. What do you believe is the single most important thing you can do for your staff that report to you? Terri: Support them in their day to day work lives and encourage a work life balance. Juggling work, family and outside commitments can be stressful. Making a positive influence on their work life is important to me. What do you believe is the single most important thing you can do for Estes Park Health? Terri: Serve! I chose health care to not only serve my patients and community, but to serve those I work with. I am a dedicated and compassionate leader that is how I lead and serve, with compassion. How do you like to spend your free time? Terri: I really enjoy the outdoors. I am an avid upland bird hunter. I enjoy hiking, hunting and gathering in the mountains. I also, love cooking for my friends and family. What is your best wellness tip? Terri: Move and break a sweat every day. Also, take time to calm the mind and spirit, whatever that looks like for you, reflection, turn technology off, escape with a book or listen to music you love. Estes Park Health is proud to announce Terri Brandt Correia as our new Chief Nursing Officer. We would also like to take the opportunity to thank Erin Wooley for serving as interim Chief Nursing Office. We are truly thankful for her leadership and dedication to Estes Park Health.

Happy 11th Birthday Ashtan Blake! I Luv U Always & Forever, DAD 

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It’s My Privilege. Handling trauma is never a small matter. Combine it with altitude, and it can become a big deal. That’s why Jessica feels so privileged to work in her hometown alongside some of the country’s most highly trained EMS professionals, most with 20 years on the job and some with advanced expertise in ight operations. Training: it’s crucial when handling emergencies, especially those in the elevated place you call home. Jessica Brown, EMS Paramedic Emergency & Trauma Services

Estes Park Medical Center is now Estes Park Health. New name, same independence that puts our community rst.

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Defensive Pistol Course Offered June 1 FREE SUMMER FOOD PROGRAM FOR KIDS 18 & UNDER! 

Estes Park School District is a proud partner in the Summer Food Service Program through CDE! 

Estes Park Elementary School Lunch Room (1505 Brodie Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517) WHEN?  Weekdays from June 3rd through August 2, 2019  (Closed on July 4/5)

Lunch: Noon to 1 PM Snack: 3:30 to 4 PM

their own handgun, level one hip holster, extra magazines and magazine belt pouches, 350 rounds of factory ammunition, eye protection and electronic hearing protection. Tuition is $150.00 for general public, $135.00 for Estes Park Gun & Archery Club members. This course will be taught by a nationally certified Advanced Pistol Instructor at the Estes Park Gun and Archery Club Indoor Range. Classes are limited to six students and pre-registration is required. The class will meet from 8:00 a.m. until approximately 5:00 p.m. For more information call or text Jim at 970-481-4279.

May “Explore Our Business”



The Defensive Pistol Course will be offered on Saturday, June 1. Designed for those who want to enhance their handgun skills far beyond the basics, training will include: safely presenting a handgun from concealment, accurately shooting under time pressure from different positions and distances, learning how to reload under pressure and how to clear common malfunctions. Students must be at least 18 years old, must have had basic handgun training within recent years, are familiar and effective with their pistol, and able to consistently shoot a pattern less than eight inches diameter at 15 feet. Students must provide

Program Details Who Qualifies for Free Meals and Snacks?   Any Child under age 18. You don't have to be a resident of Estes Park, or be qualified for any state programs such Free & Reduced Lunch.  All children are welcome to stop and grab a free nutritious lunch or snack!  What about adults and guardians? Adults are welcome to join their children and grandchildren for just $3.50 per meal, and $1.00 per snack.  For information or details, please contact:  Esther Friesen | Nutrition Services Coordinator  970.586.2361 ext. 3009  ***The Estes Park School District is an equal opportunity provider. 

"Explore Our Business" in May was an opportunity to visit Wildside 4x4 Tours, located at 1211 Woodstock, next to the fairgrounds. This old auto dealership property is just perfect for their company. Neil and Kimberly O’Malley purchased this building in 2017 and it is amazing to see the quality of work the diverse team can accomplish to create a tour truck. Now in their 11th year in business, they have expanded their abili-

ties to handle everything from basic maintenance to complete design and fabrication of a tour vehicle from the ground up. Once completed the offroad (yellow painted) adventures include breathtaking 360-degree views and can include a barbeque & smores with a campfire at their private pavilion! The Scenic Park Tours (orangish painted) are just as spectacular with tons of photo opportunities with tour guides that look like Indiana Jones. To learn more about Wildside 4x4 go to or call 970586-8687.

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Run Or Walk The 16th Annual EP Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K Or 5K June 16th

Run or walk Colorado’s most scenic race course! The 16th annual Estes Park marathon, half marathon, 10K and 5K will be held on Sunday, June 16. The marathon and half begin at the Dao House up Highway 7, and descend 1500 feet in the first 6.5 miles. Enjoy the gorgeous views as you descend, and be inspired by the sunrise over the picturesque mountain town of Estes Park. As with all great journeys, the mountainous beauty will encourage you to overcome the physical and psychological challenges of the climbs and feel the thrill of several scenic downhills. Share the celebration and joy of running with us! Runner’s World magazine recommends this destination race, for a reason! Half marathoners will circle lovely Lake Estes, and full marathoners will enjoy continuous views of Rocky Mountain National Park and the Continental Divide as they run the Dry and Devil’s Gulch loop, then pass the historic Stanley Hotel and return to the lake trail. Walkers of the full and half runs begin at 5:30 a.m., the full marathon runners start at 6 a.m., and the half runners at 6:30 a.m. Trolleys will transport runners from the high school to the start. There is no parking at the start. All races finish on the Estes Park High School track (elevation 7,550 feet). No pets, strollers or wheels allowed, due to the steep inclines and sharp turns. Prizes in the full and half marathons will be awarded to the top three overall male and female runners, top two male and female over-40 masters, and to the top three male and female finishers in 10 year age groups. All finishers receive a beautiful medal. Packet pick up will be on Saturday, June 15, at the high school commons, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Race day packet pick up will be available at 4:30 a.m. For those who prefer a shorter run, there are also 10K and 5K runs on

June 16. The 10K begins at 8 a.m. from the southeast of the middle school parking lot. The 5K also begins at 8 a.m., but at the Lake Estes Marina. Both races finish on the high school track. Prizes will be awarded in the 10K and 5K races. More info about all of the races can be found at Race weekend needs volunteers, particularly road marshals to help direct runners along the course. If you can help, please contact: The kiddos will enjoy the children’s festival and one mile fun run on Saturday, June 15 at Estes Park High’s track. The festival starts at 10:00 a.m. lasting through 2:00 p.m., with a one mile fun run at 11 a.m. There will be live music, games, face painting, bouncing obstacle, bikes, and interactive educational activities. Join the fun! Students from the Estes Park High School Cross-Country Team help coordinate the kids’ running race and the Estes Park Cycling Coalition coordinates the bike events. The Estes Park half marathon is the first race of the three-part Colorado Mountain Half Series. The second race is one of Colorado’s oldest half marathons, the 40th Annual Georgetown to Idaho Springs Half Marathon (known as GTIS Half), on August 11th. It starts at beautiful Georgetown Lake between towering Rocky Mountains and you cruise through what is mostly a downhill and fast course into iconic Idaho Springs. The series wraps up with the Ned*Ned Half Marathon in Nederland on September 7th. Nederland is known for its amazing beauty and the worldrenowned Frozen Dead Guy (I know I have your attention now). It is nestled in a valley carved by glaciers. You will run mostly on trails in beautiful national forests with Barker Reservoir as your backdrop.

Nebraska Picnic Mark your calendars for Sunday, July 14 for a very special Nebraska Picnic! If you have a Nebraska connection, come meet your fellow Cornhuskers. Wear your “Big Red” proudly and brush up on your Nebraska trivia (there will be prizes!) The picnic will be held on Sunday, July 14 from 4-9 p.m. at the Lake Estes Marina Pavilion, 1770 Big Thompson Ave. RSVP to Bring a pot luck dish to share, lawn chari and beverages. Grilled “Big Red” hot dogs and mini Runzas will be available (while they last) along with plates, napkins, utensils and condiments. Donations will be graciously accepted to help defray costs.

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In-Town Paving Starts On CO 7 After Memorial Day In Estes Park


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Weather issues forced change of schedule Starting on Tuesday, May 28, crews from Flatiron Constructors and the Colorado Department of Transportation will begin in-town milling and paving on Colorado Highway 7. About two miles from the intersection of Colorado Highways 34 and 36 to Carriage Drive will be repaved. CDOT has been working closely with the Town of Estes Park to complete the repaving this spring. Initially, the twoyear project excluded in-town work during Memorial Day and Labor Day to accommodate for the busier tourist season. However, a surge of spring storms has delayed progress and altered the timeline. An agreement to extend past Memorial Day was reached with the town based on the road’s current condition and heavier traffic in the fall versus the spring which will make it safer for the travelling public as part of the CDOT’s Whole System – Whole Safety initiative. In-town paving is expected to last through the month of June. The width of CO 7 allows for lane shifts rather than full closures, so two lanes will remain open. A pilot car will lead motorists through the paving construction zone for safety. Wait times for the entire CO 7 project will remain at 15 minutes. CO 7 will see a total of 12 miles resurfaced by the end of the project in October. This also includes widening the road to create at least four additional feet

for bicyclists. The new bike lanes will start at Lily Lake and connect to the existing bike lanes at St. Malo’s Chapel on the Rock. Efforts to restore the integrity of the road began in May of 2018 after increased truck traffic created damage as a result of the 2013 flood. PROJECT SCHEDULE Work on this project began last spring and will go through October. Normal working hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. In special cases, these hours may be extended. TRAVEL IMPACTS Single lane closures with up to 15-minute delays Pilot car through paving work zones Isolated full closures with up to 30-minute delays for rock fall mitigation Shoulder closures Sidewalk detours PROJECT DETAILS Cost: $13,000,000 Permanent flood repairs Mill and overlay Road widening to accommodate bike lanes Culvert repairs and replacement Curb ramps and sidewalk tie-ins STAY INFORMED: The public is encouraged to sign up for notifications to stay informed. Subscribe to updates by contacting the project hotline phone number at 970-903-9785 or email Additional information on CO 7 can be obtained by visiting the project website: REMEMBER: SLOW FOR THE CONE ZONE The following tips are to help you stay safe while traveling through maintenance and construction work zones. Do not speed in work zones. Obey the posted speed limits. Stay Alert! Expect the unexpected. Watch for workers. Drive with caution. Don't change lanes unnecessarily. Avoid using mobile devices such as phones while driving in work zones. Turn on headlights so that workers and other drivers can see you. Be especially alert at night while driving in work zones. Expect delays, especially during peak travel times. Allow ample space between you and the car in front of you. Anticipate lane shifts and merge when directed to do so. Be patient!

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Big Thompson Canyon Association Pancake Breakfast The Big Thompson Canyon Association Pancake Breakfast will take place on Sunday, June 2, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. The Big Thompson Canyon Association (BTCA) has been supporting the canyon community for over 80 years. Managing tourism impacts including fishery restocking and sanitation, creating usable residential directories and address system and providing support during disasters are some of the projects undertaken over the years. The BTCA is currently working to add new members as the 2013 flood, road construction, and normal attrition have reduced our numbers. We are planning some fun programs for our monthly meetings, along with great food, good company and a chance to learn more about the canyon. Now in its 51st year, the Big Thompson Canyon Association (BTCA) Pancake Breakfast has become a tradition for many families. A Sunday trip up the Big Thompson Canyon and breakfast in the historic log building spells an enjoyable and inexpensive family outing. Advance tickets are only $7 for adults and $5 for children 4 to 9 years of age; tickets are $1 more at the door. Little ones under four eat for free. The BTCA building is lo-

cated about 1 mile east of Drake on US 34. Check our Facebook page for updates: There are more activities than just the all you can eat breakfast. BTCA members host a bake sale; proceeds from the pancake breakfast and bake sale fund the BTCA during the year. The BTCA maintains the building and provides a central gathering place for the local community year-round. The Big Thompson Canyon Volunteer Fire Department (BTCVFD) hosts a

craft show next door at the firehouse. Participants are local crafters whose table fees assist the fire department with various needs. The fire department also assists with traffic and cooking. There is a charity raffle, this year benefitting the Big Thompson Watershed Coalition. This group has been very active in restoring the ecology of the Big Thompson River corridor: details of their work can be found at Prizes include merchandise and gift certificates from many area businesses.

Estes Valley Quilt Guild Now Accepting Nominations For Quilts Of Valor The mission of the national Quilts of Valor Foundation ( is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with a comforting and healing patriotic quilt. To date, over 200,000 quilts have been awarded in all 50 states. The Estes Valley Quilt Guild is now accepting nominations for veterans to receive a quilt of valor. Recipients should be residents of the Estes Valley, can be veterans of any age, and have served in any branch of the U.S. military. The Estes Valley Quilt Guild is prepared to award up to five patriotic quilts to deserving recipients. Quilts will be awarded at the

Estes Park annual 4th of July concert at Performance Park. Nominations for a Quilt of Valor should include: name of the nominee, branch of service, approximate dates of service, name and contact information of the nominating party, and a brief description of the reason for nomination. Nominating information should be mailed to: Estes Valley Quilt Guild, P.O. Box 3931, Estes Park, CO 80517 and should be received no later than June 15, 2019.

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The 33rd Annual Fishing Derby To Be Held on Saturday, June 1

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           Estes Valley Recreation and Park District (EVRPD), the provider of numerous recreational opportunities in Estes Valley, is excited to announce that the 33rd Annual Fishing Derby will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at Lake Estes. This annual event, held in conjunction with Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s (CPW) free fishing days, is held each year to benefit EVRPD youth programs. “It has been so much fun over the years to see this event continue to be a popular start to the summer fishing season,� said Annie Hanson, Lake Estes Marina Manager. “We have seen multiple generations enjoy this family friendly event year after year.� The fishing derby registration begins at 6:30 a.m. at the Lake Estes Marina store, and fishing will begin at the sound of the bullhorn at 8 a.m. For the next four hours, fishing can be conducted by boat or on the shores of Lake Estes. The bullhorn will sound again at noon, signifying the time for measurements to be recorded and winners announced. Winners are selected in eight categories-ages 0-9 female, 0-9 male, 10-15 female, 10-15 male, 16-59 female, 16-59 male, 60+ female and 60+ male—for the largest fish. Each winner receives a prize, which are donations from local Estes Park merchants. June 1 and 2 are free fishing days, as designated by Colorado Parks and

True Grit-No Recall To the Editor: Dear Estes Park, In 2016, over 1,200 residents of Estes Park voted overwhelmingly Cody Walker for Trustee. Now, a small group of angry, ill informed voices want to overturn your vote. If you voted for Cody the first time, don’t let those bullies take away your voice. Have the True Grit Estes Park is known for, vote against the recall. Join the movement by sending your name to, and “like� the True Grit No Recall Facebook page. Don’t let outsiders take over Estes Park, stand behind Cody Walker. Sincerely, Michelle Hurni

Wildlife. Each year on the first weekend of June, CPW waives the fee for fishing licenses throughout the state to encourage more people to discover and enjoy one of the most popular of all outdoor activities. EVRPD is excited to participate in this fun weekend. According to a survey by Southwick Associates, fishing is not only a popular recreation activity in Colorado, it is a major economic driver for the state, contributing more than $1.9 billion each year to the state’s economy. Although the license is not required that weekend, all other rules and regulations apply. Information will be available at the fishing derby registration. To register for the derby or for additional information, visit or call 970-586-2011. A registration form is available online and can be submitted in person or mailed to the Lake Estes Marina store. The pre-registration fee is $3 per person. Registration on the day of the derby is $4 per person.

May 27 - May 31 Monday, May 27 Closed for Memorial Day Tuesday, May 28 Monte Cristo Sandwich w/ three bean salad Wednesday, May 29 Spaghetti w/ Meatballs, garlic bread & side salad Thursday, May 30 Crispy Chicken BLT w/ tomato salad Friday, May 31 Salmon Salad Croissant w/ potato salad

June 3 - June 7 Monday, June 3 Scrambled eggs (2) w/ Pork Chop, hash browns & fruit Tuesday, June 4 Chicken Parmesan w/ spaghetti, garlic bread & side salad Wednesday, June 5 Patty Melt w/ pasta salad Thursday, June 6 Signature Salad (cheese, croutons, corn, pecans, & craisins) w/ grilled chicken & ranch dressing Friday, June 7 Tuna Salad Croissant w/ homemade chips & clam chowder soup 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 Tuesday, May 28th, you need to call before 1:00 PM on Friday, May 24th. For reservations call 970-581-2195 (Monday – Friday 9:00 am 1:30 pm). Pre-paid meal tickets and membership forms are available at the Estes Park Senior Citizens Center at our NEW location 1760 Olympian Lane. 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, Tai Chi, crafts, games and other activities. NEW dedicated location and space!

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NO LONGER STRANGERS…TO OUR SPOUSES He was a highly regarded policeman in Denver. One early morning his patrol car was found in a Denver alley, overhead lights flashing, driver’s door open, and the officer missing. It had all the makings of an officer abduction with what would probably be a horrible ending. For days news channels carried the story as family and officials pleaded for any leads in the case. His picture was broadcast far and wide, with no results. That is, until someone in Salt Lake City reported seeing a man riding a small motorcycle who resembled the missing cop. Sure enough. When confronted he told about a marriage that had deteriorated to the point that he ‘wanted out’. His wife and family were totally unaware of his unhappiness. About the same time a graduate student in Abilene, Texas went missing. His car was found abandoned along a lonely stretch of highway. His dissertation papers were scattered along the road. His satchel and personal items scattered about the car. Another abduction? No! Another unhappy husband who wanted out and wanted it to appear his disappearance was not his choice. More news broadcasts, more pleas for his ‘captors’ to return him, until the truth came out. No one, especially, his wife, suspected how unhappy he was. They were ‘Strangers’ to their spouses. Reba McIntyre penned and sang a song entitled, “Goodbye to Daddy”. It was a song about a wife who carried out her family’s every wish and, seemingly, was happy, meeting all their demands…including her husband’s. Then one morning the family awoke to find a note, telling of her unfulfilled needs and how ‘taken for granted’ she felt. They were told she had gone to find the happiness that she had lacked for so long, and, “If she ever planned to come back, she never did say so to Daddy”. I performed two weddings over the weekend. I reminded the young couples … as well as their guests, whom I encouraged to join hands and ‘renew their vows’ during the ceremony…that they needed to do several things in order to avoid being ‘strangers’ to their spouses. One, of course, was to ‘communicate’ verbally continually: listening carefully to each other, and sharing openly with each other, about their needs and thoughts and joys and, basically, themselves. Go to any restaurant and observe the electronic devices that are communicating…rather than the couples. One restaurant owner said: “I can tell who the dating couples are and who’s married. The dating couples are talking to each other.” The second was to ‘companion’ with each other, to do things that both of them can enjoy to strengthen their relationship. We call some couples ‘Married singles’ because they are both off in their own worlds doing things without the other… and drifting farther and farther apart in the process, until the day that one or the other gives up…and leaves. So, how is it with you? In counseling we use a marriage ‘inventory’ which asks couples to state the ‘degree of satisfaction’ they feel about dozens of aspects of their marriage relationship. We also have them state the ‘degree of satisfaction’ they think their spouse will mark on their sheet. Then we compare the spouse’s answers to their partner’s…with surprising results, showing how ‘far-off-base’ each is from knowing their partner’s feelings about the relationship. And then we go to work. It’s time that each of us commits to knowing our spouse. No longer strangers!

Author Robert Ruesch At YMCA Maude Jellison Library & Macdonald Book Shop

Author, and former resident, Robert N. Ruesch will be talking about his books, In The Warmth of the Shadow and When We Were Pioneers at Maude Jellison Library at Estes Park Center YMCA at 10:30 a.m. on June 12th. There will also be an author event at Macdonald Book Shop the next day in

downtown Estes Park from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Robert was raised at YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park Center where he had the opportunity to interact with summer college staff at an early age — growing up in a resort setting allowed to learn life lessons in a unique way. He continued his career at Snow Mountain Ranch, the sister camp to Estes Park Center in Granby, Colorado. Robert’s first book, Shadow, is about growing up in a summer resort setting, from the beginning of the 1950s through college years. Robert was able to interact with summer staff, guests, conference attendees from across the United States and the world. The second book, Pioneers, continues the story of creating a family/conference camp during the formative first 12 years from a Colorado homestead. Both books are filled with devotional stories, life lessons, the triumphs, tragedies and observations afforded by the author becoming molded by living a life close to paradise in the Colorado Rockies.

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“Ask A Scientist’ At May Observatory Open House

The Estes Valley Astronomical Society (EVAS) in conjunction with The Estes Park Memorial Observatory is offering a free public open house/star night on Saturday, May 25th. The goal of EVAS is to promote amateur astronomy and education in the Estes valley. Our returning speaker for the evening is one of our all-time favorites, John Ensworth and the title of his talk will be “Ask a Scientist.” The first part of John’s talk will be a short summary of recent news items in the field of science. Breaking science news and reports on recent new developments across scientific disciplines will be discussed. Recently news items have centered on black holes, artificial intelligence, space rockets, new internet satellites and more. John’s news briefing will cover many of these topics. After the news discussion we will break into the ”Ask the Scientist” segment. Have you had a question of a scientific nature that you wanted answered? Well this is your chance. John’s scientific knowledge cov-

ers a wide range of disciplines including Astronomy, Cosmology, Astrophysics, Metrology, Geology and more. He has taken advanced courses and given lectures in these areas of study. John Ensworth is the NASA Science Education Product Review Project Manager at the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies working with NASA Headquarters in Washington DC. He conducts independent reviews of all Earth and Space Science education products produced by or for NASA ( He conducts workshops and professional development opportunities year round and at national science education meetings like the NSTA and the AGU. He has a master’s degree in meteorology from the University of Oklahoma and has undergraduate degrees in physics & astronomy, geography & meteorology with minors in math and computer science. The observatory is just north of the high school at 1600 Manford Ave. Park in the teacher’s parking lot between the high school and the observatory. The doors will open at 7:00 p.m. and the presentation will start at 7:30 p.m. Weather permitting after the presentation, visitors will be invited to look through our large telescope at various celestial objects. If you have any questions, please check the EPMO web site at: The lecture is free to the public and no reservations are necessary. Just come and join the party and be ready to ask questions! For more information, please call the observatory at 970-586-5668.

Thank You Chamber Singers! To The Editor: We would like to thank the Estes Valley Chamber Singers and their director, Rich Dickson for an enjoyable and amazing concert Sunday afternoon at the Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies, accompanied by Michelle Gergen-Wisner. It was a well-rounded concert with everything from spirituals to show tunes as well as a couple of tunes from Disney and some sacred numbers. The harmony and blend were spot on. We are blessed to have access to such quality music. Peter and Bonnie Vanderveen

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As you may have seen from a picture in one of my columns, I have recently returned from Norway and the North Cape. Or did I return? The weather here in Estes is as cold and snowy as it was in Norway. I had a wonderful time and ate my way up Norway’s coast and fjords, especially salmon and all types of seafood, even stone crabs. I paid for the feasting. I gained 10 pounds. When we crossed the Arctic Circle the boat’ staff had us go up on top deck for a celebration. We were handed a pretty spoon and invited to taste an unknown sample from a mysterious bottle…being one to always try something new I held out my spoon. It was cod liver oil! As I quickly spit it overboard, all I could think was some fish is sure going to have the runs! Before I ventured on my cruise, I had gone to a lovely church gathering. We all brought treats. I so enjoyed one of the group’s breakfast treat that I asked for the recipe. She was so kind to share it. Hi Esther! This is the recipe that you requested from one of our earlier Bible Studies. Enjoy! Janet

Overnight Carmel French Toast Pre-heat over 350 degrees bake time: 35

mins 1 loaf French Bread ½ cup butter 1 cup brown sugar 3 Tbs. Karo Syrup 6 eggs 1 ½ cup milk 1 Tbs. vanilla Cinnamon to sprinkle Melt butter, brown sugar and Karo Syrup over medium heat, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil. Pour into a greased 9 X 11 casserole dish. Cut bread into 1-1/2 inch slices. Lay sliced bread over the melted caramel mixture. Whisk eggs, milk and vanilla together. Pour mixture over the bread. Sprinkle to top with cinnamon, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Before baking, remove from refrigerate at least thirty minutes to allow casserole dish to warm up to room temperature. Bake for 35 minutes. Thanks again, Janet for the recipe. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did. Enjoy! If you need to contact me, here is my email. Bon Appétit.

Thank You For Participating In The Neighbors In Need Challenge Crossroads Ministry is so grateful for the outpouring of financial support in its Neighbors in Need Challenge. Executive Director, Brian Schaffer said, “I was talking with one of our community members who gave a significant donation during our Neighbors in Need matching campaign and discovered why he decided to write the check to Crossroads. His most compelling reason for giving was the simple fact that he likes to invest his money locally where it is being maximized in

meeting real needs of his neighbors. As we were finishing our conversation he readily admitted that he hadn’t given for a few years, but sensed it was the right time to begin giving again and to give it close to home. I’m so thankful for this donor as well as many others that have given close to home over the last six weeks. We have already surpassed our $50,000 matching goal and are continuing to receive more. It’s a real blessing to know each dollar we receive will be reinvested into people living in our community. Thanks for being a big part of this!”

Two Special Evening Programs At Rocky Mountain National Park Over The Memorial Day Weekend

Join us for two special Memorial Day Weekend evening programs on May 25 and May 26, at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center auditorium in Rocky Mountain National Park. On Saturday, May 25 at 7 p.m. join park ranger Steven Lambert for Rocky Rocks. The story of Rocky’s rocks is the foundation on which all the wonders we see are built: the mountain peaks, valleys, lakes, forests, wildlife, weather and people. On Sunday, May 26 at 7 p.m. join the Naval Band Northwest Woodwind Quintet for an evening of inspirational patriotic music to commemorate Memorial Day. The group is comprised of flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French horn. They perform many different musical styles, including classical, patriotic marches, contemporary, and much more for official military ceremonies and patriotic events throughout the United States. Navy Band Northwest traces its history to 1925 where it was unofficially known as the Third Battalion, U.S. Naval Reserve Forces, and 13th Naval District Band. In 1944, a group of Sailors from various ratings formed a band at Naval Air Station (NAS) Seattle at Sand Point to welcome home the Hellcat Fighter

Squadron of Carrier Aircraft Support Unit 7. In honor of the fighter squadron returning from combat operations in the South Pacific, the band became known thereafter as the Hellcat Band. The band moved to Naval Air Station Seattle at Sand Point in the fall of 1970 where its name was changed to Northwest Navy Band. Throughout the years Navy Band Northwest has built a reputation of excellence and is widely known for exceptional musical performances attending nearly 500 engagements each year. The 35 rated Navy Musicians are called upon today to perform in various musical units including the Ceremonial and Parade Bands, Popular Music Group, Brass Band, Brass Quintet, woodwind chamber groups, and a Protocol Jazz Combo. Navy Band Northwest is under the leadership of its Director, Lieutenant Bruce Mansfield, and falls operationally under the command of Rear Admiral Gary Mayes, Commander, Navy Region Northwest. This program is free and open to the public. Space is limited. For more information about Rocky Mountain National Park please visit or call the park’s Information Office at (970) 586-1206.

Owl Family

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Great-horned owlets and protective momma owl. Unique cavity nest in a large Ponderosa Pine. Photos by Richard H. Hahn

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Help Keep Young Wildlife Wild This Spring In Colorado


ach spring Colorado welcomes an abundance of new life, including young wildlife across the state. Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds residents and visitors that if you see young wildlife in the coming weeks and months leave them alone. without human intervention. In fact, To protect these animals, it is important human intervention most often does that people don’t feed, don’t approach more harm than good. and don’t harass. Young wildlife is frequently left alone Many birds and mammals give birth in a safe location while adult animals go this time of the year. Now through June, on the search for food. Young fawns and newborn calves are wildlife may left for long Each year, people report or bring in be found in periods of “abandoned” young wildlife to CPW offices. backyards, time and Very rarely are these animals truly alone; trails, open mothers are usually nearby feeding. CPW needs are safer spaces and when they your help in educating your audience on the even in parkare left ing lots in importance of leaving young wildlife alone. alone. If rare instances. It's imperative that people don't handle, you come Every year don't feed and don't harass young wildlife. across during spring young and early summer, Colorado Parks and wildlife, do not approach them as the Wildlife receives numerous calls reportmother is probably nearby. ing young wildlife that has been “aban“We are asking people to be responsidoned” by adult animals. Well-meaning ble and play a part in protecting Colanimal lovers are often tempted to help a orado’s wildlife by not touching young young animal by picking it up or feeding wildlife,” said Shannon Schaller, senior it, but these are the wrong things to do. wildlife biologist for the Northeast reYoung animals do not need rescuing and gion. “Baby mammals are scentless in have been prepared by nature to survive order to prevent predators from finding EP News/Kris Hazelton

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ents afraid to return. them. When humans touch these animals they leave behind an unfamiliar “Young wildlife has the best chance of scent not recognizable to the adult anisurvival when they are left in the care of mals and that can cause them to become their wild parents. Humans trying to asfearful. This can cause true abandonsist young wildlife rarely leads to a good ment of otherwise healthy offspring, and outcome,” said Schaller. “Wild animals put the survival of that baby in quesare not our pets. Not only is it illegal to tion.” keep and feed most wildlife as your own, but it will also lead to a poor chance of During this time of the year, it is also common for baby birds to be found out- survival if they are ever returned to the wild. Be a friend to young wildlife, and side of their nests, leading people think don’t touch or feed them if you come these birds have been abandoned. But across these this often animals this happens when If you come across young wildlife this spring.” birds are spring, do not approach or handle them! learning how HumanThough many people believe these animals raised and to fly. Most likely, they are abandoned and want to help, their hand-fed anihave landed mals are mother is most likely very nearby. very near rarely retheir nests. turned to the wild due to their lack of survival skills. Because birds do not have a highly deLicensed wildlife rehabilitators are veloped sense of smell, baby songbirds trained to use methods that will give a can be picked up and moved wild animal the best chance of surviving out of harm's way or placed back in their nests if absolutely upon release. CPW asks people to call their nearest office o work with these renecessary. The young of raphabilitators to ensure the best outcome tors, however, are a different for animals. story. Great-horned owls and other raptors are territorial and In addition to potential harm to the anhave been known to fly directly imal, there is a potential for harm to huat humans seen as a threat to mans. Handling wildlife poses risks, intheir young. cluding disease transmission of rabies, distemper or other illnesses. Wildlife can If you do encounter young also carry fleas that might subsequently wildlife on the trail or in your spread disease to humans or pets. yard, leave the animal where it is and be careful to keep pets If you see young wildlife this spring, out of the area. Use binoculars admire them from a safe distance and to quietly view the animal from then move on quietly. For more infora distance. Do not get too close mation on living with wildlife, visit to the animals as human may make the wild parWildlife

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Sancho And Sunny Are Looking For New, Forever Homes!

Sancho is in foster care and is approximately eight years old. He would like a quiet home with lots of food and cuddles. He enjoys playing with his foster sister and is good with his house training. He is about 11 pounds and is an adorable chiweenie. A meeting with him can be arranged by calling the Animal Hospital of the Rockies, 453 Pine River Ln. at (970) 586-4703. Sunny is a tortie cat who is approximately 12 years old. She was recovered from a local hoarding situation. She has a thyroid condition that is easily managed with daily medicine and an annual blood test/check up. Her medicine costs about $20/ month. She takes her meds very well with canned food! She is an affectionate and deserving sweetheart. She has lived with other cats and dogs. Sunny is currently living at the Estes Park Pet Lodge at the Animal Medical Center on Manford Avenue stop down to meet her or call 586-9282 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



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

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There will be a Community Yard Sale held this Saturday, May 25th with a special pancake breakfast which will be served from 8until 11 a.m. Cost for breakfast: adults: $6, children 6-12 yrs old: $3 and 5 and younger: free. Also, all community

First Responders will eat for free! The sale takes place at the Estes Park Masonic Lodge – 1820 S. St. Vrain Ave. Outside spaces are for rent to sell your merchandise for $20.00. Includes one eight ft. banquet table and two folding chairs. Call 577-8585 for more information.

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Bike Estes Day One Month Away, June 26

Estes Parks own unique day to celebrate cycling of all kinds is coming up on June 26. “Bike Estes Day” is a one day cycling celebration that coincides with Colorado’s “Bike to Work” day and combines that with the “Costume Bike Parade” and the “Performance Park Bike Party.” The day begins at 6 a.m. at the Estes Park Visitors Center where Bike to Work festivities are held. There will be free coffee and breakfast items as well as a bike maintenance stand and kids strider bike course provided by the Mountain Shop. Bike to work goes until 9am At 5:30 p.m., decorating festivities begin for the “Costume Bike Parade” at the Visitors Center. There will be bike decorating materials available, but don’t forget the costumes! The Town of Estes Parks own police department will be shutting down traffic for this parade, so we need to give the locals and visitors alike something fun to see. Prizes will be given out for great costumes. The parade will start at 6 p.m. The parade will end at the Performance Park Bike Party. Live music, food trucks and beer and non-alcoholic drink vendors will be waiting for the parade participants. There will be games for the kids and time to mingle with friends and

family. To learn more and to kick off the summer cycling season, join the Estes Park Cycling Coalition for a general meeting and pot luck at Stanley Park, 6pm on June 5. We will provide updates on the Bike Park, and other fun summer cycling events. The Estes Park Cycling Coalition is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization whose Mission is to promote and increase cycling of all kinds in the Estes Valley, through advocacy, education, partnerships and community building. Now in its fourth year, the Coalition strives to cultivate a biking culture in the community and make the Estes area a destination for cyclists. For more information on the Estes Park Cycling Coalition, please contact president Mike Lewelling at

Rocky Mountain Church Day Camp Outta Bounds is a Day Camp Unlike Any Other! Join us for a week long Christian sports and adventure camp at Rocky Mountain Church right here in Estes Park. Your child will experience the best counselors in the country with daily sports instruc-

tion, a portable high ropes course and climbing wall, giant inflatables, theme parties, bible studies, water day, silly skits and more! Ages are K– 6th grade, M-F, 8:30-4 p.m. daily. Register at today!

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Seeking Sponsors For Rotary Golf Tournament To Benefit Scholarships As rising river levels, darting hummingbirds and greening golf courses signal spring’s arrival in Estes Park, it’s time to mark your calendar for the Rotary Golf Tournament for Scholarships, set for Saturday, June 29, 2019. The 23rd annual event will raise funds for the Rotary Club of Estes Park Foundation Scholarship Fund. Annually, the club raises $24,000 for three, four-year academic scholarships for graduating Estes Park high school students. The club recently awarded a total of $34,630 in academic and memorial scholarships to 11 members of the class of 2019. The tournament will be held at the scenic 18-hole Estes Park Golf Course, where the majestic mountain views are often known to distract golfers, Chair-

man Peter Sinnott said. The fun will begin with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. “We have set our sights on raising more in sponsorships than we did last

year, and our committee members are making those contacts now,” Sinnott said. “All sponsor donations are tax deductible and go toward local scholarships.” Many sponsors have been recruited, but more are needed, Sinnott said. Levels include: • Named Scholarship Sponsor ($2,500 and above), • Diamond Sponsor ($2,000), • Gold Sponsor ($1,000), • Beverage Cart Sponsor ($750) • Silver Sponsor ($500), • Bronze Sponsor ($250), • Tee/Green Sponsor ($110), and • Junior Golfer Sponsor ($75). Names of sponsors pledging $110 or

more are displayed at the tournament and included in publicity prior to the event. In addition, sponsors who commit to $250 or more receive between one and eight complimentary player registrations, according to sponsorship level. “We recognize our major sponsors on our tournament posters, banners and signs on the tees and greens at the event, and in newspaper articles. Our sponsors make the event possible, and we truly appreciate their contributions,” Sinnott said. For information on how to sign on as a sponsor, please call Jay Harroff (970-2273856) or Ron Gordon (970-586-0370) or download forms at the Estes Park Rotary Club website, at Courtesy photos

Sunday Morning Yoga Class Estes Park Yoga is pleased to announce a new Sunday Morning Community Yoga Class beginning June 2 and continuing weekly through September. This donation based class will focus on the beginning student, however more advanced students will also be given opportunities for challenge. The class is from 8-9 a.m. and yoga mats are available for use. Estes Valley Meditators also meet at the studio on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m.

This group is open to all who wish to learn how to quiet their mind and participate in a group meditation. There is no fee but donations are appreciated! Estes Park Yoga is located on the second floor of the Park Place Mall, 145 E. Elkhorn More information on these offerings, as well as our new summer schedule can be found on our website: Namaste

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Center Stage Giving Back: Thank you Estes Park! Center Stage School of Dance & Gymnastics Estes Park, would like to sincerely thank everyone who donated canned food items on behalf of Crossroads Ministry. In all, 175 pounds of food was collected at the Center Stage Gala Recital over Mother’s Day weekend at the Estes Park Center YMCA of the Rockies! Crossroads Ministry of Estes Park is a Christian service agency helping Estes Valley residents in need and Center Stage is happy to be able to help this organization with their mission. Here is a picture of Center Stage Director, Ms. Courtney, next to just part of the collected non-perishable food items that were generously donated by audience members and dancers’ families at our show. Thank you, Estes Park, for helping us, help Crossroads Ministry!

EVICS Receives Grant Support For Family Resource Center Estes Valley Investment in Childhood Success (EVICS) has received grants from two significant Colorado funders to help support the expansion of services as a Family Resource Center. On April 17, EVICS Director Nancy Almond was notified of a $10K grant award from the AV Hunter Trust, the first private foundation in the State of Colorado. The organization funds nonprofits organizations that provide critical services throughout the state. The grant was awarded for general operating expenses, and will be used to help offset the costs of providing childcare scholarships and parent education for the EVICS Family Resource Center. EVICS Director, Nancy Almond, along with grant writer Sarah Pita, spend countless hours searching out funders whose mission aligns with EVICS and the unique needs of families and children in our community. Their outreach paid off last week when the organization was notified of a grant award from the Colorado Health Foundation. The award for $30K each year over the next three years is significant for the organization. Almond states: “We are thrilled that the Colorado Health Foundation has chosen to make a sizable investment in the health and well-being of children and families in our community. For nonprofits, sustainable funding is always a challenge. This support will allow us to invest in staffing and programs that will make a lasting impact on individuals

and families.” The funding will be directed to parent education, care giver support, and social-emotional supports for young children. On April 25, EVICS received official membership status with the Colorado Family Resource Center Association, a long-pursued dream of the organization. "As a Family Resource Center, our mission remains early childhood services and support, but we will be providing more comprehensive wrap-around services for families, connecting them to resources, and helping them succeed in our community,” said Almond. Membership in FRCA opens doors to EVICS for resources, training, networking with other communities, and future potential funding, all of which will benefit families in Estes Park. Almond explains, “We are pursuing all funding options to help us meet the increased need for childcare scholarships, provider training and expanded services, and parent education. We are so grateful for the support from these two funders, as well as the many local organizations and others who invest in the success of our community’s children and families.” EVICS invites community members to stop in anytime, learn about opportunities to be involved, and check out their new location at 1182 Graves Ave, Unit A. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Thurs, and 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Fridays. Contact EVICS staff at 970-586-3055 or

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Reward For Carved Bear Stolen From Pinewood Springs Sign

The cute bear that sat on top of the Pinewood sign in Pinewood Springs has been discovered missing. Residents think he may have been stolen. This bear is very special to residents as it was carved by a beloved friend/resident as a labor of love and it isn't easily replaceable. Every holiday, residents dress the bear up to reflect the season. The dressed up bear shares a bit of cheer and shows a reflection of their community to those who drive by. Residents are hoping whoever took the bear decides to do the right thing and return him to their neighborhood. When removing the bear, they also caused damage to the beautiful custom sign while they took something meaningful

to many people. They’ve contacted the sheriff regarding this theft and are hoping to appeal to someone's guilty conscience that this kind of thing is not ok. Residents say, “They picked the wrong neighborhood and the wrong bear.” If anyone saw anything suspicious, please let them know by calling 303931-8080. There is a $550 reward for information leading to the safe return of the Pinewood sign bear. Please spread the word.

Business Opportunity Home Child Care An in-home childcare can be a great business for someone who enjoys looking after kids and has children of their own they need to care for during the day. Plenty of space and patience also come in handy. Before you start an in-home daycare in Colorado, you need to know the licensing laws, because caring for someone else's kids is a big responsibility wherever you do it. In-home childcare in Colorado must be licensed when the care provider is looking after more than four unrelated children. Additionally, no more than two of the four children may be younger than two years. An in-home childcare license allows a provider to care for up to six children with no more than two children under two years. Choosing to start a childcare business can be intimidating but

EVICS can help! EVICS can answer any questions you may have about becoming a childcare provider as well as the licensing process. Additionally, EVICS has funds available to cover the costs involved in the licensing process. While licensing is preferred, in order to address the critical shortage of childcare in Estes Park, EVICS is collecting contact information of informal unlicensed childcare providers. If you would like to be part of a referral list, please contact EVICS. EVICS can be reached at 970-586-3055 or email at

Garden Railroads On Tour Saturday, June 1st

• No smoking. • Hosts and helpers will be available to answer your questions. Steve Andersen, 418 Columbine Ave., Estes Park Milner-Schwartz House, 710 S. Railroad Ave., Loveland Glenn Shull, 917 The Northern Colorado Garden RailScenic Dr., Fort Collins roaders are hosting, “Garden Railroads on Tour, Saturday, June 1 from 10 a.m. to Kevin Kirsch, 3806 Tradition Dr., Fort Collins 4 p.m. Admission is free. Robert Linton, 1501 Peterson St., Fort Please: Collins • Do not arrive before opening time. Fred Mann, 1713 Eastwood Ct., Fort • Cameras are welcome. Collins • Observe all pathways and markers. Mark Sears, 3131 Worthington Ave., • Do not walk on planted areas. Fort Collins • Resist the temptation to touch. Preview the railroads and see the map • Supervised children are welcome. at • Restrooms are not available. Plan ahead of time

Quakers/Unitarian Meeting With Discussion About “Truth”

Estes Park artist John Long will lead a conversation about Truth. In this age of “truthiness” and “fake news” and “10,000 lies,” how do we know what’s true? The second sentence of the Declaration of Independence begins, “We hold these truths to be self-evident…” Do we still believe in self-evident truths? If so, what are they? The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth…truth or consequences… truth or dare…a germ of truth…half-

truth…true vino veritas…speak truth to power…truth, justice and the American Way… Come out for a consideration of the Truth. The Quaker/ Unitarian Meeting at US Bank Meeting Room. Sundays 10-10:30Quaker Silence; 10:30-11- Social time; 11-12:00- Discussion of Truth by John Long If questions; call Randy Maharry 515229-8299.

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April Allen Joins RE/MAX Mountain Brokers As New Sales Associate

Renee Hodgden Joins RE/MAX Mountain Brokers RE/MAX Mountain Brokers is happy to announce the addition of Broker Renee Hodgden. “I chose to move to RE/MAX Mountain Brokers because of its highly regarded reputation in the Estes Park area.” Hodgden said.” I have lived in Estes Park over 11 years and I want to share with clients what I know and love about the area and help them fulfill their own dreams of living in the Rockies.” Hodgden specializes in residential property sales and purchases and also facilitates business and investment properties. Her clients have described her as professional, compassionate, knowledgeable and authentic. She enjoys learning about the local and national real estate industry and trends and taking Continuing

Kirk Fisher

Broker Owner CRS, CMAS

970 586-1000

Education classes whenever possible. Whether it’s a client’s first house, a cabin for vacations or a condominium for retirement, Hodgden wants to help individuals and their families find the property that fits their needs. In addition to helping clients find the right home, Hodgden is passionate about being involved with the Estes Park community. She owned Sphere of Influence Fair Trade Store in Lower Stanley Village for 6.5 years. Currently she runs a professional pet care service called HeartCentered Animal Connection. And in the spirit of giving back to the community, she volunteers as an Ambassador at the Estes Park Visitor’s Center. Hodgden can be reached at:, 970-2326231, or 970-586-5324 ext.111.

RE/MAX Mountain Brokers has announced that Realtor® April Allen is the latest addition of the growing real estate franchise. Allen is an Estes Park native and brings her local knowledge and love of the area to benefit her clients. “I’m excited to join the most productive real estate network in the U.S. and heighten the buying and selling experience for my clients,” Allen said. “It’s a great time to buy and sell real estate. Estes Park is in high demand, homes are selling quickly and I’m here to help guide members of the community through the exciting and sometimes overwhelming process.” Allen understands the importance of providing her clients with the latest market information and industry expertise. She makes it a priority to serve her

clients with integrity. “The broker/client relationship is one of trust and it is my duty and privilege to serve my clients in a way that best serves them and helps achieve their real estate goals,” Allen said. In addition to helping community members find the right home, Allen is also passionate about giving back to her community. She volunteers in the Estes Park School District where her children attend school. Allen enjoys being involved in the community and raising her family here. She married her high school sweetheart, Matt, and they love living and working here in Estes Park. For more information about Allen or RE/MAX Mountain Brokers, please contact (970) 586-5324 or visit

Celebrating with you the great spirit of our country. Happy Memorial Day! Mountain Brokers

Peggy Lynch

970 586-1000

April Allen Broker

970 231-2989 $4,900,000 $399,000 $299,000

• Investment Property with 27 Cabins on 9.5 Acres • Activity Center, Heated Pool, Miniature Golf • 2018 Operating Income up 52% Since 2014

• 7 Acres, All City Utilities • Incredible Longs Peak Views • Easy Build-able Lot, Great Setting

• 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 1056 sq ft • Open Floor Plan, End Unit Condo • Sunroom/Office, Close to Golf Course

Call Kirk or Peggy

Call Kirk or Peggy

Call Kirk or Peggy


Maria Gomez


970 412-7283

Broker GRI,SRS,CMAS $275,000 $829,000

• 1.55 Acres, Gorgeous Rock Formations • Great Location on Quiet Cul-de-sac • All City Utilities, Incredible Views

• 4 Bed, 4 Bath, 5399 sq ft • Spacious Home, Main Level Living • Great Views, Tons of Storage Space

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

Call Kirk or Peggy

Call Heidi or Kirk

Call Kirk or Peggy


New Price

1421 Sunny Mead Lane $1,175,000

970 481-1880

1760 Olympian Lane $539,000

• Rare RM Zoning • Great views • Build up to 12 units

Dave Kiser


Heidi Riedesel Broker GRI

970 691-7083

970 213-9479

Renee Hodgden Broker


Kim Lemirande

Broker CMAS, CRS

Dave Lasota


Javier Gomez

970 213-8692

Dave Kiser Broker


1200 Graves Ave. 970-586-5324

1085 Pine Knoll Dr. $599,000 • 3BR/3BA Douglas Fir w/Concrete Tile Roof • Treed Setting with Rock Outcroppings • Current Short Term Rental License

Call Heidi

2222 Highway 66 #12 $495,000

108 Longs Peak Rd.

Call Maria or Javier

Call Dave Lasota

640 Aspen Avenue

$445,000 • Beautiful Victorian condo in wooded nook $2,600,000 • 2 bedroom, 2bath,1,025 Sq.Ft. • White Eagle Ranch located on 25 acres • Spacious 3 Bed, 3 Bath, 2154 SQ FT • 7,260 sq. ft. ranch home with Guest cabin • Great location • Just steps to Big Thompson river & • Additional bunkhouse • 6 bed 7 bath 2 miles from RMNP Call Gene

Gene Whannel


970 481-7002

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New Recycling Facility Proving To Be A Welcome Addition To The Estes Park Community It’s been game-on at the new Estes Park Residential Recycle Center since it opened on May. 1 and by all reports recycling volume is up and unwanted contamination is down. With three large metal storage bins available for residents

by Waste Management, is located at 640 Elm Road. There is now a safe and secure area on-site designated specifically for recycling. When you pull up to the entrance gate, the attendant will direct you where to go. Materials deposited at the Estes Park Residential Recycling Center will be taken to a WM materials recovery facility (MRF) in Denver where they will be sorted. So, you don’t need to separate your paper, plastics, metals and cardboard. However, it remains important to only put clean and accepted materials into the recycle bins. Here are a few reminders for proper Community recycling bins at the Estes Park Residential Recy- recycling practices. cle Center, located at 640 Elm Road in Estes Park, are open to - Keep it Clean: Be the public Tues., Wed., Thurs. and Sat. from 8 am to noon and sure all recyclable 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. materials are free of food residue. Metal food cans should be rinsed out and the to drive up to and unload clean housegreasy cardboard of a pizza box should hold recyclable materials into, Waste be thrown in the trash not recycled. Management (WM) reports there has - Paper: All sorts of paper is recyclable been a steadily growing number of residents utilizing the new recycling dropoff center. During the third week of operation, more than 560 vehicles came through the center with recyclables to drop off. “What we are hearing again and again from people is surprise, and comments like: ‘There is no line.’ and ‘It’s so clean.’” said Jason Gillette, a heavy equipment operator for Waste Management who has been at the recycling center assisting people with unloading their recycling and helping to spread the word about clean recycling practices. Each of the large, metal community recycling bins at the center has an opening for people to easily deposit items directly into. Since recyclables should never be bagged up, many people find it easiest to bring open bags or containers filled with loose recyclable and dump the materials directly into the opening of the large recycling bins. To save time, WM reminds people to break cardboard boxes flat and cut them down to a size that will fit through bins’ 20-inch opening. “We are working to make this recycling center a shining example of how zero contamination is possible and have Estes Park recycling efforts become a leading example for other community recycling programs,” said Todd Noe, district manager for Waste Management of Colorado. “The people making the effort to collect their recyclable and come to the center to deposit them are clearly committed to environmental sustainability. We applaud their efforts and encourage others to follow suit.” The new recycling facility, which is owned by Larimer County and operated

better to throw it away than risk contamincluding office paper, junk mail, newsinating viable recyclables. For more info papers and magazines. Used napkins, tissues and shredded paper are, however, about recycling, visit not recyclable. - Metal: Clean metal food cans and aluminum drink cans are endlessly recyclable so keep them coming. Metal paint cans, aerosol cans and propane tanks are NOT recyclable. - Plastic: Clean plastic bottles and jugs are recyclable. Plastics that should never be put in a recycle bin include plastic bags, plastic bubble wrap and clamshell containers (the kind pre-prepared food or a pint fresh berries are packaged in). Foam cups and food containers are also a no-no for recycling. - Cardboard: Both corrugated cardboard boxes and the paper-board boxes (the kind that cereal and crackers are packaged) in are recyclable. Remember to take the plastic inserts out of food Jason Gillette, working the recycling center for Waste boxes before you recycle the Management, helps a resident unload a car full of recardboard. cyclable. Transporting recyclables to the center in - When In Doubt, Throw It bags is acceptable, but it’s important to remember to Out: If you aren’t sure if open the bags and dump the contents into the bins something is recyclable, it is then take the empty plastic bags home to reuse.

OPEN HOUSE SAT. 5/25 2–4PM 1017 Pine Knoll

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3 Beds / 1 Bath, 623 sq ft Riverfront Cabin on 5+ acres $250,000

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2625 Marys Lake Road #22-B

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4 Beds / 4 Baths, 2,336 sq ft Stunning Views Of Rocky Mountains $610,000

Sam Basel Realtor®

Raven Rock Development

10+ Acre Parcel Already Subdivided Into 38 Townhomes Accomodation Zoning $2,690,000

7294 County Road 43, Glen Haven

1321 Devils Gulch Road

7 Beds / 6 Baths, 7,612 sq ft ATTENTION HUNTERS! Beautiful treed Most Amazing Views In All Of Estes Park lot bordering NATIONAL FOREST. $1,190,000 $59,500

517 Big Thompson Avenue #310 (directly across from Safeway) (970) 586-8300

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970-586-2345 ANGE EALTY, LTD. 300 E. Elkhorn Avenue, Estes Park The Oldest Real Estate Company In Estes Park

Fun And Educational Summer Camp At MacGregor Ranch

ALPINE TRAIL RIDGE NEW LISTING INN 927 Moraine Ave ALPINE TRAIL RIDGE INN, Recently renovated Inn with high summer occupancy and yearly returning guests. Great snowcapped mountain views located next to south entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park. Millions of tourist pass by each summer as they enter & exit the park. 49 units plus conference area and friendly front desk help. Experienced management has made this Inn very successful with a great reputation. Open year round.


TBD PEAK TO PEAK HIGHWAY Incredible building site about 1/2 mile from the historic Enos Mills Cabin, and right across the Hwy from Longs Peak. Secluded, yet convenient to Estes Park, and just off Highway 7, has amazing views of Longs Peak. This splended 3.09 acre site has evergreens and aspens and abundant elk. It is located just south of Aspen Lodge with access on Levings Way.


Mike Tracy

Ann Racine


Broker/Owner, GRI, CRS

(970) 215-3883

Estes Village Properties, Ltd.

320 East Elkhorn Ave. Estes Park

(303) 817-5709


(970) 480-1121

Toll Free 1-888-319-2345




1857 Highway 66 Secluded, quiet, private, yet just minutes to downtown. 4-bed, 3-bath home has been lovingly well-maintained. Gorgeous kitchen n has quartz counters, birch cabinets. Updates include: fresh exterior paint, 3-year old roof, Anderson windows, much more! $620,000

Jim Idler

Text 881923 to 970-237-4137

MacGregor Ranch would like to announce that registration is now open for our 2019 Heritage Camp. Children ages 8-12 are encourage to sign up and spend four days on the ranch learning about agriculture and the heritage of our land. This interactive camp allows kids to be around live animals, learn about the natural environment that surrounds them

while getting their hands dirty! Space is limited and spots fill fast. Camps run July 8th-11th, July 15th-18th and July 22nd25th 9:00 a.m. -2:30 p.m. For more information visit our website at or call Katherine at 970-231-7374. Don’t miss out on the best summer camp in Estes Park!

YMCA Day Camp Invites Community To Open House Day Camp at YMCA of the Rockies is quickly approaching! Summer Day Camp provides kids ages 3-17 with the opportunity to develop a greater appreciation for things that they already enjoy, or to try something new through a day or week-long experience. Parents and their children are welcome to come to the Legett Youth Building on Saturday, June 1st from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for the Day Camp open house. Here, parents will have the opportunity to meet staff, ask questions, fill out paperwork, and/or complete registration. Camp counselors will be available to answer questions and will also be holding camp activities for children and their families to participate in. Throughout the summer, children can make friends and memories through the

activities offered in our four different programs: Bennett Beavers – for 3 & 4 year-olds, Traditional Day Camp – for 5 year-olds through 8th graders, Moun-

taineers and Adventurers - for 7th through 12th graders, and Specialty Activity Camps. Through these programs, kids will get to take part in activities such as horseback riding, hiking, archery, swimming, rock climbing, arts and crafts, and more. The YMCA of the Rockies’ American Camp Association accredited Day Camp begins June 3rd and goes Monday through Friday until August 16th 2019 at the Estes Park Center. Questions? Visit online at or contact our Day Camp office at 970-586-3341 ext. 1280.

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363 Ute Ln, Estes Park

Partners Thanks Community Sponsors Partners Mentoring Youth would like to thank all of our 2018 Mission Partner Sponsors: · Aspen Dental · Bank of Colorado · Bank of Estes Park · Estes Park Mountain Shop · Ridgeline Hotel · Snowy Peaks Winery · US Bank We would also like to thank the Bank of Colorado and the Bank of Estes Park for being the first Mission Partner Sponsors of 2019! Mission Partners are companies/businesses seeking deeper community involvement while directly supporting

Partners’ vision of enriching lives and building community through youth mentoring. This is a year round sponsorship opportunity that is tied to our mission. Community support and corporate sponsorship help us cover our costs as we do not charge our families for the mentoring services. It costs us $1,500 to serve one youth in the program for one year, which is a worthwhile investment when considering the many benefits the program brings to local youth. If you would like more information about how to become a Mission Partner please contact Partners at (970) 5779348 or email

Open House: May 26, 12-4pm Beautiful home in Arapaho Meadows near Marys Lake Walk out basement, 5 bed, 5 bath, 3971 sq. ft. home Offered at $895,000

Wisdom Real Estate Jason Kolar, Listing Agent 720-409-2299


New The unique charm and character of this 1649 square foot home will capture Listing your curitosity upon arriving. The open floor plan boasts a spacious kitchen with updated appliances, granite counters and plenty of room for large island. 3 bedrooms include a master with a walk-in closet and 2 additional guest rooms, one currently used as a tv room with walk-out to the inviting exterior deck & patio. Refinished wood floors throughout and new lifetime faux shake roof in 2018. Beautiful home impeccably cared for. Call Trisha for an appointment to view 910 Elk Meadow Court, offered for $585,000.


1 1.38 acres with great views, abundant w wildlife and easy access to Estes Park, LLyons, Longmont & Boulder. Wonderful rrock outcroppings & mature pines on this ssloping lot close to Highway 36 just a few m miles from RMNP. National forest access n nearby providing hiking, mountain biking, a and 4-wheel access. Meadow views overllooking protected open-space land across tthe valley. Established covenant-protected n neighborhood of full time residents and

second home owners. Don't let this one pass you by for just $85K! Call Mindy


Real Estate Sales V Property Management V Vacation Accommodations

Beautifully updated 3 bed/3 bath condo. Main level living offers open floor plan: Great Room w/vaulted, wood beamed ceilings, fireplace, dining area & updated kitchen w/ Corian countertops, wood floors & skylight. Master suite w/ walk in closet. 2nd bedroom w/ full bath. Enjoy a beautiful sunrise & mountain views from the extended, covered deck. Lower level has family room, 2nd master suite, walkout to patio, plus large shop/craft/store area. 2 car garage makes it complete! Call today for your private tour. 1122 Fairway Club Lane #1. $564,900. Call Mike

Congrats 2019 Bobcat Grads!

Judy Anderson

GRI, MRE, ABR, Broker

Eric Blackhurst Broker Associate


Abbey Pontius

Broker Associate


170 S. St. Vrain, P. O. Box 656, Estes Park, CO 80517

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Nicky’s Steakhouse Hosts Business After Hours By: Judi Smith The food at Nicky’s Steakhouse for the monthly Business After Hours was spectacular! Chef Bernie outdid himself with both beef and ham as well as vegetarian finger rolls, shrimp, and deviled eggs, plus plenty of fresh fruit and breads all delectable, as well as a stunning display. New owners John and Lori Thomason certainly hosted a marvelous party for Estes Valley Partners for Commerce on Thursday, May 16, reserving the Cattleman’s Dining Room, so the current events of the Estes Valley could be discussed in a congenial social setting. These, of course, included the question of a Chamber of Commerce (whose interim board is now seated), the pending recall effort (with much speculation as to the fate of the protests), the soon to be completed paving projects, and, most in depth, the lack of potential employees for the summer season. The limited staff, however, leaves everyone short-handed

Early Wildflowers Of Rocky Mountain National Park Have you ever wondered about which wildflowers are the first to peek their heads above the snow in the Rocky Mountains? Join us on June 1st for our Early Wildflowers of Rocky Mountain National Park to learn about which species are blooming and the amazing adaptations that allow them to bloom so early in the season! Instructor Leanne Benton is a former Rocky Mountain National Park interpretive naturalist who has led wildflower and tundra ecology walks for 25 years, and resulted in reduced attendance at Thursday’s event. Therefore, no BAH will be planned for June or July. Wildside 4 x 4 will host the August event, date and time to be announced. Photos by Charley Dickey

Restless Spirit To Play At Coffee On The Rocks The band, Restless Spirit will be playing at Coffee on the Rocks this Saturday, May 25 from 9 a.m.-12 noon. They play a variety of music from Old Time to Celtic. C’mon down and enjoy!

and has studied and photographed the flora of the park for over 30 years. She’ll use her extensive experience to teach participants how to confidently identify early wildflowers in the Rocky Mountains. For more information and to register, call us at 970-586-3262 or visit our website and click on the Learn With Us tab to find this class and many more. Photo by Ellen Harris

Beginning Digital Photography: Learning the Basics The Rocky Mountain Conservancy is offering a two-day, highly interactive and fun course teaching the basics and beyond of digital photography from May 30-31. Join instructor Eli Vega in Beginning Digital Photography: Learning the Basics to learn the mechanics of digital cameras, menu items, f/stops, shutter speeds, exposure, different types of lenses, and composition. Participants will spend the first day in a classroom setting for a PowerPoint presentation and group discussion. Day two will be spent in the beautiful Rocky Mountain National Park where Vega will help participants begin applying newlylearned techniques. Participants should expect short distance walks on mostly level terrain. Vega is an award-winning photographer, author, and extensively published photo artist with more than 20 years of experience in the field of photography. He is a sought-after presenter and art competition judge for several camera clubs. He is known for his mantras: “the best photography is found where technical knowhow and creative aesthetics meet” and “I don’t see

with my eyes; I see with my imagination.” In addition to his freelance work, he is also a photography instructor for Arapahoe Community College, the Ozark Natural Science Center in Arkansas, and other venues. To register for Beginning Digital Photography: Learning the Basics 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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Paint And Stain Recycling At Estes Recycles Day June 8 By: Timothy Stolz, Bestway Painting

We do our best to put to use all products that can be salvaged. We save good latex paint and usable stain for low-income, senior and non-profit projects. Ninety-five percent of what we recycle is picked up by Paint Care Colorado and hauled to Denver. Latex products can be re-mixed if usable, or re-made into road base and other useful products. Oil and stain products can be re-mixed, refined, reused, or if bad, used as a fuel supplement at area coal-fired power plants. We collect our own used mineral spirits and what is brought to us for recycling, then take a truck load to the hazardous waste facility in Fort Collins once a year at our expense. We do accept spray-can paint, although there is no good resource for it to be recycled. We assemble one load a year and take it to Fort Collins, at our expense. We would rather provide this service to our community than have these products disposed of improperly. The really cool thing about paint stains of all kinds, mineral spirits, varand stain recycling is that once recycled, nish, log oils, lacquer, turpentine, lacit’s gone forever! Done! Gone! Never quer thinner, muriatic acid, linseed oil, again a threat to our environment. wood softeners, wood cleaners, sprayIf you are unable to attend the recycle can paint, and deck cleaners. event or need to arrange for us to pick Please, we cannot accept pesticides, them up, call Bestway Painting at 970motor oil, gasoline, propane, household 518-4001. We will come to you! cleaners, floor polish, or any hazardous Other stations at Estes Recycles Day, 9 waste products! These products must be a.m.-12 noon at Presbyterian Commutaken to the Larimer County Haz-Mat nity Church of the Rockies include Center, 5887 S. Taft Hill Road in Fort Freecycle, Shred-a-thon, and recycling Collins. Reference of Metal and Electronics. (Mattress cycling is off property and requires prehold for information. registration.) Use If you have a container of any unknown for substance (no label) bring it by our table more information. For those who are inand let us try to identify what can be terested, the next League of Women done to properly recycle or dispose of Voters and Community Recycling Comwhat is inside that container. Please do mittee will be 10 a.m. June 5 at the EV not just throw it away or pour it down Library in Wasson Room. your toilet! Bestway Painting is proud to participate in this important event. We consider our free paint and stain recycling program as one way to give back to our community and protect our fragile environment. Please bring to us the following products on Estes Recycles Day! We will accept latex paint products in sealed containers. We will accept wood fillers, wood putty, caulk, spackle and wood-paste stains. We will accept interior and exterior

Community Yard Sale Next Weekend! Community Yard Sale Friday and Saturday May 31 & June 1 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. *Talons Pointe @ 1715 Red Tail Hawk Drive

*Falcon Ridge @ 1629 Soaring Circle *Lone Tree @ 1310 Manford Avenue Join in on the fun and see what fabulous finds are available.

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A Guide To Summertime At The Library “Summertime, and the living is easy. ” This weekend marks the traditional kickoff to that glorious season in Estes Park. And the library is here to make it a summer to remember. Here is a handy ‘summer-y summary’ to help you enjoy your library to the fullest: Summer Hours: for your convenience, the library is open an additional six hours each week this summer, opening at 9 a.m. Mondays through Saturdays. The earlier opening begins this Tuesday. You’ll find the 9 a.m. hour a pleasant and less-busy time to visit. Parking: Peak parking times are generally late mornings through mid-afternoon, and on festival days. Watch for signage in the library parking lot. Certain areas have time-restrictions that are enforced. We find the parking garage offers a nice alternative: free unlimited parking, matched with a pleasant Riverwalk stroll to and from the library. The Twig: Many patrons have their library materials routed to this convenient mini-branch at the Estes Valley Community Center. We deliver items there daily. You can always use the drive-up book returns at EVCC too. One-Stop Source for Summer Activities: Summer is packed with great library programs. See the full roster in our Programs & Services Guide, now available online and arriving soon in print form. Pick up a copy in the library or at locations around town. Summer Reading Program: We’ve made it easier than ever for all ages to log summer reading for great prizes. The Apollo 11 moon landing’s 50th anniversary inspires this summer’s space

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6am - 10am Morning Music 10am - 1pm Easy Listening 1 pm-3pm Afternoon Classical 3pm - 5pm Upbeat Monday: 1950-1963 Tuesday: 1964-1975 Wednesday: 1976-1983 Thursday: 1984-1999 Friday: 2000 - Current 5pm-7pm Dinner Music 7pm-9pm Grass Fed (Eclectic Rock Bands) 9pm - 11pm Jazz 11pm-6am Night Music

theme—and a community reading goal: let’s reach 238,900 total reading minutes (that’s the distance to the moon in miles). Our Wonderful World: Travel the globe through stories and breathtaking photos, as shared by local and regional trekkers who have following their calling to extraordinary destinations. The Library is partnering with the Estes Valley Community Center (this year’s location) for the 13th season of this popular armchair-travel series. Free weekly programs will span nine Tuesday evenings this summer. New this year: we encourage you to register in advance at so we can save you a seat! A “Cliffhanger” Awaits: In lieu of a one-weekend Summer Used Book Sale, book lovers and bargain hunters can enjoy a giant book sale all summer-long. Cliffhanger Used Books (located next to the Post Office) is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Buy a membership to be among the first to shop each week’s newest arrivals, every Monday from 8 to 10 a.m. And every Wednesday, starting June 5, you’ll find extra bargains, as three categories will be selected for one day of Wednesday Wonders—each book in that category priced for $1 plus tax. All proceeds from sales support the Library Friends & Foundation, which in turn is sponsoring the Summer Reading Program. Reading elevates us, every step of the way. Here’s to a great summer in the Estes Valley—and may the library be your source for inspiration, learning and fun all season long.


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

What’s Happening At The Estes Valley Library LIBRARY NEWS Closed Monday / Summer Hours Begin Tuesday The library will be closed all day this Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day. Summer hours will begin on Tuesday, May 28 with the library opening one hour earlier (at 9 a.m.) on Mondays through Saturdays. Beginning Tuesday, summer hours will be Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 9 am to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. SUMMER READING PROGRAM 2019: UNIVERSE OF STORIES 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 “Fly Me to the Moon” community challenge: for all of the Estes Valley to read 238,900 total minutes this summer (the distance in miles to the Moon). Sign up at Design a Night-Sky-Themed Book Bag (Kids) Thursday, June 6, 2-3 p.m., Hondius Room Kids entering grades 1 through 6 are invited to turn a blank book bag into a one-of-a-kind creation, using spacethemed templates of stars, moons, spaceships, and rockets. Register at Stargazing at the Observatory: Teens & Adults Thursday, June 6, 8-10 p.m. Join us for an evening of education and stargazing at the Estes Park Memorial Observatory, including a brief introduction to astronomy and the night sky, outer-space movies, and viewing with a 16” RC dome telescope. Wear warm, layered clothing. Register at “Artemis”: a Book Discussion Thursday, June 13, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Hondius Room Set in the late 2080s, this novel takes place in Artemis, the first—and so far, only—city on the Moon. Porter and smuggler Jasmine “Jazz” Bashara finds herself caught up there in a conspiracy for control of the city. Register at and pick up a complimentary copy of the book. MAKERSPACE Bicycle Repair with Estes Park Mountain Shop Wednesday, May 29, 6-8 p.m., Hondius Room Get ready for summer riding with the Estes Park Mountain Shop experts, as they help you practice

fixing a flat tire and lubing your bike’s chain. We’ll perform a basic safety check-up on your bike and refer you to a shop for more complex repairs. Register at KIDS Once Upon a Cuento: Bilingual Storytime Wednesday, May 29, 3:30- 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. OUR WONDERFUL WORLD Our Wonderful World: Nepal and Beyond Beginning Monday, June 4, 7 p.m., American Legion There are nine evenings of armchair travel-adventure in store this summer, as the popular Our Wonderful World series returnsthis summer in a new location: the lower level of the Estes Valley Community Center. Programs begin June 4 with “Volunteer Expeditions to Nepal and Beyond, ” presented by Jeff Blumenfeld. Register in advance at BOOKS & AUTHORS Being Awareness Book Club Begins Saturday, June 15, 10-11:30 a.m., Wasson Room “How can we let go of painful thoughts?” asks author Byron Katie in the book “Loving What Is.” By applying four simple questions, painful thoughts will let go of us. Join this three-part discussion facilitated by MeeMee Lahman, Behavior Health Clinician for SummitStone Health Partners. Discussion continues on July 20 and August 24. Register at and pick up a complimentary copy of the book. FRIENDS & FOUNDATION Cliffhanger Used Bookstore: Open Regular Hours Cliffhanger Used Books, operated by the Library Friends & Foundation, will be open regular hours this holiday weekend: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. The store is located at 191 W. Riverside Drive. Shoppers who purchase a Library Friends & Foundation annual membership may browse each week’s new arrivals before the general public (shelves are restocked every Sunday after closing). The next preview sale is Monday, May 27 from 8 to 10 a.m.

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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, including the new summer fitness schedule, visit Please note that the Estes Valley Community Center will be closed for annual maintenance from Monday, May 20 to Friday, May 24. No classes or programs will be held during this time. The facility will reopen at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 25. DANCE AND JUGGLING 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. Rueda Salsa Dance Saturdays, June 1 to June 22, 10-11 a.m. (ages 18+) $40 per person; registration required. School of Breaking Workshop

Saturday, June 1, 12:30-2:30 p.m. (ages 8-16) $30; registration required. Learn to Juggle Tuesdays, June 4-July 9, 5:30-6:30 p.m. (ages 8+) $30 per person; registration required. TRAVEL Day Trip to Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco Giants


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Wednesday, July 17, 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. (ages 16+) $45 includes reserved seat ticket, round-trip transportation and parking; register by July 3. HEALTH AND WELLNESS Sleeping Well in the Mountains: Commonly Overlooked Sleep Disorders Tuesday, May 28, 1-2:30 p.m. (ages 18+) Free; registration required. Cooking for One (or Two) Thursday, May 30, 1-4 p.m. (ages 55+) Free; registration required. Natural Methods for Healthy Sinuses Monday, June 10, 5:30-8 p.m. (ages 16+) $35; registration required. FITNESS NETA Group Exercise Certification Saturday, June 29, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ages 16+) $249 early bird fee if register by May 29; register at LIFELONG LEARNING The Great Courses® Lecture Series Understanding the Universe: An Introduction to Astronomy, 2nd Edition Wednesdays, May 29-June 26, 7-9 p.m. (all ages) Free; drop-in. Hiker Safety Workshop Tuesday, June 4, 6:30-8 p.m. (all ages) $5; drop-in. RECREATION 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 28. Co-Rec Adult Summer Softball

Monday night games, June 3-July 22 (ages 16+) $450 per team or $40 per free agent; register by June 2. Gymnastics Camp Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, June 3-6, 1-3 p.m. (ages 611) $100 per child; register by June 1. Outdoor Recreation Camp Monday-Friday, June 10-14, 12:30-3:30 p.m. (ages 7-12) $100 per child; register by May 27. Acrobatics Camp Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, June 17-28, 1:30-3:30 p.m. (ages 7-14) $100 per child; register by June 3. Circus Camp Mondays-Fridays, June 17-28, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. (ages 7-14) $200 per child; register by June 3. SPECIAL EVENTS Senior Resource Fair Tuesday, June 11, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. (all ages) Free; 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. Drop-in Mahjong

Mondays and Fridays, 12:30-4 p.m. (ages 18+) Free and open to the public; drop-in. Family Playgroup Wednesdays, 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


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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. 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 daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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. GOLF AND DISC GOLF Lake Estes 9-Hole Golf Course Course now open daily at 7 a.m. For more info, call 970-586-8176. Estes Park 18-Hole Golf Course Course now open daily at 7:30 a.m. For more info, call 970-586-8146. Disc Golf Course Course now open daily at noon at the Lake Estes 9-Hole Golf Course $5 per player all you can play, tee-times not required; visit or call 970-586-8176. Disc Golf Tournament Saturday, May 25, lunch 1 p.m., play starts at 2 p.m. (all ages) $40 per player, registration required; visit or call 970-586-8146. 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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Thank You To Volunteers Who Made High Tea And Tell A Great Success mini-buns • Sunrise Rotary of Estes Park for the table service • Planning, coordination and promotion by JoAnn Batey • EVRPD Senior Advisory Committee for support and guidance When Kelly Claypool, Senior and Adult Activities Recreation Coordinator for Estes Valley Recreation and Park District, asked at the end of the event, “Do you want to have this event again next year?” the group replied with a resounding, “Yes.” For more information about adult and senior activities through EVRPD, including similar social events, call Kelly Claypool at 970- 480-1331 or email her at

Estes Valley Recreation and Park District (EVRPD) would like to send out a warm thank you to the volunteers and supporters who helped make the inaugural High Tea and Tell a great success. On Thursday, May 9, more than 60 people attended the traditional afternoon tea event at the Estes Valley Community Center. While wearing brightly colored hats, sporting fancy dresses, and enjoying a cup of tea, the attendees listened to Lynne Waring, dressed as Alberta Sprague, recite a story about how the Spragues settled in the Estes Valley and started their hotel. As guests

snacked on English-style finger sandwiches and desserts they also shared stories of their own about the tea sets they brought or how they arrived in Estes Park. Thank you very much to the volunteers who made this event possible. This event could not have happened without their support and time: • Celestial Seasonings for the wonderful teas • Cinnamon’s Bakery of Estes Park for the

Photos by Dawn Wilson, EVRPD

New Pricing Options Coming To The Estes Valley Community Center Estes Valley Recreation and Park District (EVRPD), provider of recreation opportunities throughout Estes Valley, launches a new pricing structure for the Estes Valley Community Center effective Monday, May 27. The plan provides several new options: • The addition of a monthly membership for each age category • New rates for groups of four, six and eight • Redefined family memberships to include multiple generations not living together • Family memberships now limited to five people but provides a “kicker” fee for additional members • Increased number of included classes • Expanded hours for CUBZ Den to help parents wanting to work out As EVRPD management has navigated through the opening of the recreation center and the best options for the various patrons, management determined that offering some additional pricing opportunities made sense. Customers didn’t complain about cost but rather about the lack of flexibility in cost structure. In addition, management reviewed the use of the facility and determined that changes needed to be made to the admission groups. “Our facility is unique in Colorado due

to our proximity to Rocky Mountain National Park and all of the people that the park attracts,” said Ivana Knudson, Guest Services Manager for the Estes Valley Community Center. “The pricing structure wasn’t working for many of our customers or our financial needs to effectively run the building for the longterm business model. Being new to the team gave me an opportunity to take a fresh look at the current situation and identify some of the strengths and weaknesses of our prices.” Based on Knudson’s research, a new fee structure was proposed to—and approved by—the EVRPD Board of Directors at the April 16 board meeting. The new pricing structure and options launch May 27. For more information about the specific pricing options and details about the family membership and monthly options, visit If you have any specific questions about how the pricing structure was determined or have additional questions about the recreation center, call Ivana Knudson at 970-4807556 or email her at

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The Town of Estes Park Announces Lineup for 2019 Jazz Festival Sunday, June 2nd Noon-1:10 p.m.-The Max Wagner QuartetModern 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 event The Estes Park Jazz Festival is back for and are $10 for one day or $15 for both. its 29th year with another impressive These discount ticket prices are thanks lineup of outstanding jazz musicians. The festival takes place on Saturday, June to the sponsorship of Mama Rose’s and Poppy’s Pizza, The Estes Park Resort, EP 1st, and on Sunday, June 2nd, 2019, from News, KUVO Jazz Radio, Snowy Peaks noon to 5:00 p.m. at Performance Park, Winery, The Best Western Silver Saddle, 417 West Elkhorn Avenue. and the Town of Estes Park. This year’s performers will be: The Estes Park Jazz Festival has best Saturday, June 1 come 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 country and is one of the highlights of 1:10-2:10 p.m.-The Bud Powell Projectthe 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 Town of Estes Park and was founded Jazz Machine-Classic Jazz and Sounds of 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. No dogs are allowed in the listening at Mama Rose’s Italian Restaurant. The Max Wagner Quartet will perform from area. For more information, visit 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Richard Geppinger To Perform At YMCA Of The Rockies

Come join award winning guitar synthesist and instrumental composer Richard Geppinger for a free concert as he performs his music and shares his inspiring story of faith. The concert will take place at the Hyde Chapel, YMCA of the Rockies on May 26 at 7:00 p.m. Autographed copies of his recent book will be available, as well as his CDs. Learn more about him at

Memorial Day Art Open House This Weekend At The Old Gallery In Allenspark

Memorial Day has always represented the beginning of summer in the mountains, so it’s the perfect time for a Memorial Day Kick Off Summer Celebration at The Old Gallery in Allenspark this Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. The Art Open House features work by 20 local artists, artist demonstrations, a flea market and a flower basket sale. “This is a perfect time for the community to reconnect and celebrate the end of a very long winter,” said The Old Gallery Events and Operations Manager Peggy Mauerman. “A lot of summeronly residents return to our mountain community on Memorial Day weekend as well, so it’s a great way to connect and celebrate the beginning of summer.” The work of 20 local artists are featured at The Old Gallery, which is a center for community, the arts and visitors for the Allenspark, Raymond, Riverside and the Peak to Peak communities. “We’re also introducing seven new artists at The Old Gallery,” said Vicki Dyas, Chair of The Old Gallery Artists. “They are Kathy Banich, Amy Ellis, Leslie S. Emerson, Jay Grooters, Elizabeth Hake, Elizabeth Lazarus, and Lydia Pottoff.” Other featured artists include Anne Curtis, Patty Dwyer, Vicki Dyas, Lyn E. Ferguson, Connie Garcia, Terry Kasprazak, Weldon Lee, Cheryl Pennington, Russell Shamah, Jim Upchurch, Sally Van Der Kamp, Dawn Wilson and Merrie Wicks. Located at 14863 Highway 7 at the entrance to Allenspark, The Old Gallery is 20 minutes south of Estes Park and 20

minutes from Lyons. The Old Gallery provides art, education, entertainment and social services to area residents and visitors, including the Community Cupboard Food Bank, Community Closet, yoga and tai chi classes and Walk With Ease. Upcoming summer premier events at The Old Gallery include Red White & Bluegrass on Sunday, June 30, Hogabluesa Blues, BBQ & Brews on Saturday, July 27 and Run Like The Wind 5K & Dog Jog on Saturday, August 24. For a complete list of classes, concerts, Rocky Mountain 101 speakers and activities, visit Tickets for premier events are available for purchase at “The Old Gallery really captures the spirit of this mountain community. It’s a place for our local artists to display and sell their work and teach classes,” said Mauerman. “It’s also where we present concerts, our Rocky Mountain 101 Speaker Series and other events. Locals and visitors alike are welcome to participate. There’s something for everyone!” If you plan on attending, carpooling is encouraged. Parking is available next to the Boulder County Transfer Station, next to the Fire Station. There are limited parking places in front of The Old Gallery.

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Robert Henry Grewe June 17, 1928 - May 17, 2019 Living his life his way, Robert “Bob” Grewe left this world Friday, May 17th, 2019. He was preceded in death by his wife Beatrice Grewe 14 years ago and has since wandered in his Winnebago following the advice of Yogi Berra, “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.” He traveled coast to coast, Mexico to Alaska, stopping unannounced most places, with the single intent of making sure to entice a smile and a laugh from all he met. Bob and Bea both grew up in the Detroit region of Michigan. They met at Tahquamenon Falls in the upper peninsula of Michigan after Bob served in the Army Reserves. They married on January 27, 1951 and moved to Valparaiso, Indiana where he attempted college but was more successful working for Aid Association for Lutherans. He did keep searching, always wanting to meet new people and experience new places. The family was growing and moving about, Chesterton, Indiana, Lake Mills, Wisconsin, Trafalgar, Indiana, Belleville, Illinois, Arvada, Colorado, and he finally chose Estes Park, Colorado in 1970. Bea and the kids put their roots firmly down. Among many endeavors, Bob worked at The Black Canyon Restaurant, ran printing presses, and helped with Orlando’s Steak House at The Wheel. He

had to get back on the road and started a career as a long haul truck driver working for Monfort. As he aged, he choose to segue into a taxi business in Estes Park. He never did rest much and his idea of a vacation was to drive by places, point, and keep going. Bob was proud of and loved all of his sons and daughters. He is survived by all six of them. Donna Dayton (Jerome), Mary Biefel, John Grewe (Amy), David Grewe (Tammy), Lois Pratt (Jon), and Paul Grewe (Kim). He is also survived by grandchildren Nikki, Bryce, Roslyn, Wade, Jennifer, Alisse, Carrissa, Eddie, Martha, and Reed, and by great grandchildren Oakley, Jack, Althea, Saylor, Enola, Abagail, Liam, and Millie (with more sure to come!) We are sure he shared the same jokes with many of us many times. One he told often: What is God’s name? Bob would then say “Andy” and start to sing “Andy walks with me Andy talks with me and he tells me I am his own.” Please join us in celebrating this unique fellow. We will gather on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16th from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. for a Celebration of Bob’s life at the Wheel Bar. In lieu of flowers consider a donation to Doctors Without Borders or Hospice of the Estes Valley in care of Allnutt Funeral Service 1302 Graves Ave. Estes Park, CO 80517. See

Tim Kuster Estes Park resident and businessman, Tim Kuster died at home Tuesday afternoon May 21, 2019. He was 62 years old. Timothy Allan Kuster was born August 22, 1956 in Davenport, IA. His parents were William and Gladys (Delesha) Kuster. He graduated from Durant, IA High School in 1974. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering from St. Ambrosia University in Davenport. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps. On May 17, 1980 he married Mary Gould in Davenport. They later divorced and Tim married Heidi Holmquist in Estes Park on June 9, 1990. The couple lived in Estes Park where he owned and operated Nails ‘N Pails Home Improvements. He specialized in radon mitigation and home inspections. Later, he fulfilled a life-long dream and became an over the road trucker. After retiring from that career, Tim and Heidi owned and operated Dad’s Laundry in Upper Stanley Village. Tim is survived by his wife Heidi of

Estes Park, son Sam Kuster and his wife Demi (Andrews) of Casper, WY, and daughter Emily Kuster and spouse Kasey Keller of Bettendorf, IA, brothers William(Shirley) of Yorktown, VA, Mike (Carol) of Aurora, CO, Tom (Vicky) of Madrid, IA and Alan of Illinois, sisters Patty Ann (Charlie) Foor of Muscatine, IA, Mary (Dennis) LaVoie of Lancaster, KY, and Theresa Kuster of Durant, IA; grandson Michael Keller of Bettendorf, IA. He is also survived by his father in law Jack Holmquist of Estes Park his sisters in law Suzi Sperry (Max) of Phoenix, AZ and Carrie West (Mike) of Pueblo West, CO. Tim is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a younger brother John, mother in law Carolyn Holmquist and sister in law Mollie Holmquist. At Tim’s request, no public service will be held. His cremated remains will be placed at various meaningful places including the family plot in Estes Valley Memorial Gardens. See www.allnuttestespark.

Mary Elizabeth Rosener Mary Elizabeth Rosener, 96, died May 16 at her Brookdale Senior Living Solutions home in Longmont. Born September 2, 1922 to Alta and Harry Bigler in Denver, Mary spent her early childhood years on a farm near Leader north of Byers, Colorado. When she was 13 the family moved to Wiggins, Colorado where she graduated from high school. In 1940 Mary entered Colorado Teachers College (now University of Northern Colorado) in Greeley. In 1943 she became a war-time bride, marrying her childhood sweetheart, Neil W. Rosener in Stockton, California after he completed pilot training. Mary followed Neil to state side assignments in Florida and New Mexico until he deployed for war duties in the European theater. Mary returned to Colorado and taught junior high Social Studies in Rocky Ford before teaching in Fort Morgan. Following Neil’s release from a German Prisoner of War camp, the two reunited in 1944 and lived on the Rosener family cattle ranch near Wiggins. Mary was dedicated to her community and was the first woman elected to serve on the Wiggins School District Board of Directors. She also was active in Colorado Toastmistress activities, the Wiggins School Parent-Teacher Association and was a founding member of the Wiggins Community Church where she taught Sunday School, was a choir member, and directed the Children’s Choir. In 1965 she moved with her family to Estes Park where she became immersed in the community. She was an active member of Newcomers Club and was elected President of the Estes

Park Womens Club. Other affiliations during her 36-years living in Estes Park included membership in ESA, Estes Park Ladies’ Golf Association, numerous bridge groups, being an original member of the Estes Park Friday Nighters dance club, and helped establish the post-Thanksgiving Holiday House event to support the founding of the Estes Park Medical Center (Estes Park Health). Mary and Neil became Longmont residents in 2000. He preceded her in death in 2001. Mary remained in Longmont where she continued playing bridge several times a week until 2018, volunteered at Longmont United Hospital and was a member of the First Congregational Church of Longmont. Mary was preceded in death by her husband in 2001 and her brother Robert Bigler in 2018. She is survived by her children, Cynthia (Neil) Piller of Longmont, Gregory (Cyd Springer) Rosener of Estes Park and Suzanne (Eric) Blackhurst of Estes Park, six grandchildren (Cameron Piller-Edson, Stacy Rosener , and Sarah Krom of Longmont, Matthew Piller, of Firestone, Darren Rosener of St. Louis, and Lindsey Blackhurst, New York City), eight great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service honoring Mary and her life will be conducted at 1st Congregational UCC Longmont, 9th Ave. and Francis Street, Saturday, June 1 at 2:00 p.m. Please direct memorials in Mary’s name to Estes Park Health Foundation, PO Box 3650, Estes Park, CO 80517 or United Church of Christ Longmont, 1500 9th Ave., Longmont, CO 80501 CO.

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Bonnie Jean Bowne

Bonnie Jean Bowne, 65, passed away on May 17, 2019 with her mother by her bedside. Bonnie was born on August 27, 1953 in Ames, Iowa to John and Lea Bowne. The family moved to Arvada, Colorado in 1960. Bonnie graduated from Arvada High School, and later from Colorado State University with a degree in finance and accounting and minors in art history and anthropology. Bonnie will be remembered for capturing the beauty of nature through her painting and photography. Her passion began in her teens when an instructor at a church camp taught her how to mix paint colors for different effects. Her talents flourished under the instruction of Jeannie MacKenzie of Ft. Collins, Dan Young of Silt, Colorado and Jim Wilcox of Jackson, Wyoming. She received numerous awards in juried art exhibitions. In Bonnie’s words, “I strive to use the medium of oil paint to depict the light and beauty that I see in God’s creation

all around me.” Her mother, Lea, fondly remembers nearly 100 trips to Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons in spring, summer, and fall for photography and painting. Bonnie’s paintings were displayed and sold at the Art Center of Estes Park. One of her specialties in painting was capturing the breathtaking beauty of aspen trees in the fall. Her forte in photography was capturing wild animals in their habitats at just the right moment. She patiently waited for spectacular shots of bears and bear cubs, wolves, foxes, moose, ermine, owls, otters, beavers and badgers. Friends looked forward to receiving one of her Christmas cards each year that contained a photograph from a recent trip to Yellowstone. Bonnie respected wild animals so much that she often declined to tell people where photos were taken because she didn’t want the animals to be disturbed. In addition to wild animals, she had a special love for Siberian Huskies and en-

joyed the companionship of her two huskies, Tanya and Tasha. Her working career began with a job in receiving at the Bible Book Store owned by the Yancey family in downtown Fort Collins. She later transferred to Yancey Produce where she worked for over 40 years ending her career as CFO. Bonnie was proud of the conditioning work she did with her trainer Matt Konopka, to prepare for the Fort Collins Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot. Participating in that race was one of her proudest achievements. Bonnie was predeceased by her father John in 1977, and her sister Ann McClelland in 2018. She is survived by her mother, Lea, who was a beloved companion on their many journeys to Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons, as well as a devoted caregiver during Bonnie’s illness. In addition, Bonnie is also survived by her close friends: Coreen Boeding, Vickie Mastron, Matt Knopka, and Fred McClanahan Jr. There will be a Celebration of Life Service on Thursday, May 30, at 11:00 a.m. followed by a light luncheon at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 2000 South Lemay in Fort Collins. Bonnie specifically requested a gathering that focused on the joys in her life, and guests are invited to wear colorful clothing in honor of her passion for the beauty in nature. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Ft. Collins, or the Art Center of Estes Park

517 Big Thompson Avenue Unit 245, Estes Park, CO 80517. Fun Facts about Bonnie: 1. During a winter trip to Yellowstone, Bonnie was thrilled to see two wolves lying in the snow. Hours later, she zoomed the photograph only to discover that her “wolves” were actually coyotes! 2. Bonnie loved to photograph foxes and traveled far to find them. Once a neighbor called to tell her how much she was enjoying watching a fox with several kits who were denned under Bonnie’s front porch in Fort Collins. 3. Lea fondly remembers Bonnie’s love for all holidays, but especially May Day and Halloween! 4. Bonnie used to bring work home from Yancey’s so her mom, Lea, could help her finish her bookwork. Because of her background in accounting, Lea was put on Yancey’s payroll and worked for her daughter for twenty years!! 5. One summer in Yellowstone, Bonnie had set up her camera on the hood of her car to photograph a bear in the distance. As she was waiting for the perfect shot, Lea tapped on the windshield to warn Bonnie that the bear was getting close to the car - too close. Bonnie bolted into the car. Fortunately the camera equipment and Bonnie survived the close call, but she missed the photo opportunity!

Russell Alexander Johnson Russell Alexander Johnson (1991-2019) found eternal peace Saturday, May 11 with his loved ones nearby. He is survived by his mother, Carol Johnson of Menomonie, Wisconsin; his father, Robert Johnson of Estes Park; and his sister Kate Johnson of Denver, Colorado. Russ was looking forward to joining the medial profession in appreciation of the many physicians from Boulder Community Hospital and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN who saved his life from a previous motor vehicle accident in 2014. His doctors at the Mayo clinic knew him well and often called him their “miracle patient.”

Russ was working on his degree and had recently been accepted to the Surgical Tech program at Front Range Community College this fall where he had been awarded a scholarship. Before his passing he was on the most positive trajectory of his life. Russ didn’t want a funeral or flowers. In honor of his beloved rescue dog Sampson, Russ asked that family and friends make a donation to any local animal shelter on his behalf. Please visit to leave a message to the family.

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Margaret Lou (Laughlin) Guthrie Margaret Lou (Laughlin) Guthrie passed away at age 90 in her Estes Park home on April 26, 2019. After spending three or so weeks in the hospital recovering from a head injury, she decided to stop receiving treatment and to enter hospice at home. Margaret was born February 3, 1929 in Eldora, Iowa, to Melvin and Edna (Hunt) Laughlin. She and her two brothers grew up on a 120-acre farm outside tiny New Providence, Iowa. Her mother had been a school teacher, and her father a baseball player (college), carpenter, and farmer. Margaret was raised as a Quaker (Religious Society of Friends, aka Friends). Although later embracing the Self- Realization Fellowship (SRF), she retained throughout her life Quaker values of peace and tolerance. After graduating from the New Providence high school in 1946, she attended William Penn College (IA) and met her future husband. They married on September 15, 1948. While George attended graduate school at the University of Chicago, Margaret worked, as well as bearing two sons, Steven and Mark. In the fall of 1957 George joined the faculty at Pacific University, Forest Grove. Margaret finished for her BA in English in 1959, before becoming a children’s social worker for the state of Oregon. In 1960, the family moved back to Chicago’s South Side so George could work on his PhD; meanwhile Margaret worked for the Cook Co. Welfare Department. Another move (Fall, 1962) took the family to Toledo, Ohio, for George to teach philosophy and religion at Toledo University (later, University of Toledo). During this time, Margaret worked first as a social worker licensing foster care homes, then later as a social worker at Toledo State Hospital (Toledo Mental Health Center). Attending night classes at the University of Michigan School of Social Work, Margaret received her MSW in 1970, then her ACSW state license. She worked as a counselor in the Out-Patient Clinic, (later Alzheimer’s and dementia patients), for the Toledo Mental Health Center until it was closed. Frustrated with work, she quit (1973), and started writing. Her first novel (unpublished) was about the deinstitutionalization experience. Moving to a summer cabin in the

Big Thompson in 1975, they later retired to Estes Park. She developed her writing skills, attending workshops, writing classes, and a poetry class that got her started writing poetry. She began submitting to magazines. Beginning in 2003 she published three novels, and several books of poetry. Approaching her life’s end, she wrote poems on aging and on the dying process, sharing them with her Grief Group. Margaret was actively involved in local community and learning groups, including a writing and poetry group, a philosophy and religion group, a science group, and an SRF group. She volunteered with the National Park Service, and the Estes Park library. Margaret also enjoyed swimming, tennis, hiking (she and George leading trips for the local Colorado Mountain Club), backpacked, and climbed many mountains with her husband and friends. She and George also did some 4-wheeling in their Isuzu Trooper, exploring roads that took them to places such as the Canyonlands. In her later years, she enjoyed exercising at MedX. She was an avid environmentalist and humanitarian, donating to many environmental and peace/humanitarian groups such as Doctors without Borders, Humanity for Habitat, the Environmental Defense Club, Rocky Mountain Conservancy, Amnesty International, PBS, Women’s Rights groups, University of Toledo Philosophy Dept., and William Penn University. She recently received recognition from the Sierra Club for 55 years’ membership. She was active in the Boulder Meditation Circle, driving every Sunday from Estes Park to Boulder for over 35 years. She is survived by her two sons, her older brother, Gerald Laughlin, daughter-in-law Janice Pycha; mother-in-law Joanne Guthrie, and nieces, nephews and cousins. Pre-deceased were her husband, George, and her brother, Don. 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 Conservancy in care of Allnutt. See

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Dr. Robert Norton Baker Dr. Robert Norton Baker died on May 5, 2019. He passed peacefully at his home in Estes Park, Colorado, in the company of loved ones at the age of 96. Bob was born in Inglewood, California, and grew up in the Los Angeles area. He graduated from Central High School in Kansas City, Missouri, and subsequently began his studies at Park University in Parkville, Missouri, and at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, where he received his medical degree in 1950. His career would eventually bring him to Omaha, Nebraska, where he was a professor of neurology and pathology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. At the First Unitarian Church of Omaha, he met and married his beloved wife Noreen “Reenie” (née Isaak) on June 19, 1971. In 1976, the Baker fam-

ily moved to Kearney, Nebraska, where Bob established a private practice in neurology. After his retirement in 1992, he was honored by his colleagues as a “pioneer physician” for being the first neurologist between Lincoln and Denver. Bob and Reenie then moved to Estes Park, Colorado, fulfilling their dream to live in “paradise.” Bob and Reenie are survived by their three children: Mark, living in Berlin, Germany; Kent and Melanie, living in Kearney, Nebraska; and two grandchildren, Trevor and Teya, also of Kearney, Nebraska. A family memorial service was held at his home in Estes Park, Colorado, on May 10, 2019. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Robert’s name to the Unitarian Universalist Association or the American Red Cross.


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

Servers - Dishwasher - Line Cooks

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Join our team of professionals in providing Housekeeping, Kitchen, and Maintenance services to our clients. We are hiring for all shifts for these 3 positions. Visit us at 1600 Fish Hatchery Road to apply or send an email to Starting pay for Housekeepers and Kitchen staff is $14/hour. Pre-employment drug test required.

Stop by and see us or give us a call


300 Riverside Drive, Estes Park, CO 80517 Equal Opportunity Employer

Silver Saddle Inn

Hangar location

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.

Front Desk Agent

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

If providing great customer service and sales describes your skill set then you are the person for this job.

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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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 Park’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.

Help us Help Others Become a CAREGiver

$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

$300.00 HIRING BONUS!!!

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.

Banquet Staff Serve food and/or beverages to guests and serve specialty dishes at tables as required. Check with guests to ensure that they are enjoying their meals and take action to correct any problems. Sets tables in assigned areas correctly and uniformly. 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.

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. Please apply online at

Join Our Team

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 – Full Time CNA (Nursing Assistant) – Full Time – Nights / Days Sign on Bonus Available CNA (Nursing Assistant) – PT - Nights CNA (Nursing Assistant) – PRN (as needed) RN – Full Time - Nights / Days Sign on Bonus Available RN - PRN (as needed) LPN – Full Time – Nights / Days Sign on Bonus Available

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

Apply online at

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

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Full Time Retail Position

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.

PART-TIME CLEANERS WANTED for vacation rental cleaning in Estes Park. Must have good references. $15.00 hr. start. Hours are usually 10 am to 3 or 4 pm. Call Michael 816-260-0941.

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Full Time, Year-Round, BeneďŹ ts Carpenter Needed Framing, Siding, and Finish Carpenter Competitive Pay Holiday/Vacation/Retirement or call (970)685-0877


$300.00 HIRING BONUS!!!

Year Round opportunities for Retail Clerks!!! • Cashier duties include scanning merchandise, accepting payment, counting change, and bagging merchandise, Routinely stock merchandise on shelves. Complete transactions efficiently, courteously, and in a manner which encourages guests’ return

• Ensure that all merchandise is correctly labeled. Face shelves. Button shirts and tops, leaving top button open, zip up zippers, leaving open space at the top for garment label and size to be seen. Please apply online at

Kennel Assistant Part-time

Now HiriNg For 

• Delivery Driver/Sample Bar

• Day Busser • Day Cook • Hostess and waitstaff • Food runner

Call 970-586-4703 with any questions. Must be available weekends and able to lift at least 50 pounds. Receptionists Skills. Animal Hospital of the Rockies LLC. 453 Pine River Ln

Apply in person at: 470 Prospect Village Dr.

Estes Valley Recreation Center Openings

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

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

Bestway Painting Handyman Services 970-518-4001

Year round

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

Seasonal Front Desk Agent May - Oct

No Phone calls. Apply In person at: 1450 Big Thompson Avenue

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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

Join Our Team

Looking to earn some extra cash but not regular full time employment? These positions are for “as needed� or “seasonal temporary�. NON-CLINICAL POSITIONS Administrative Assistant - Temp Patient Registration Specialist ED – Seasonal Temp. Patient Registration Specialist PRN(as needed) Food Service Worker – (as needed) Environmental Services Technician – (as needed) CERTIFIED NURSING ASSITANTS CNA – Living Center - PRN CNA – Med Surge - PRN NURSES RN - L&D - PRN RN – ED - PRN RN – Med Surge – PRN RN/LPN – Living Center - PRN Case Manager - PRN

ALLIED HEATLH Physical Therapist – PRN Occupational Therapist - PRN Speech Language Pathologist – PRN MRI Technologist - PRN CT Technologist - PRN Paramedic - PRN Phlebotomist - PRN

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

Apply online at

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 – 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 District’s outdoor areas. Pay will be dependent on experience. District-wide perks and discounts are included! Apply on-line at: EVRPDjobs

Full-time and Flexible Part-time Mail Carriers.

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Must pass drug test and have clean driving record. 970-405-1204 970-232-5514

Murphy's Resort is looking for a full time maintenance worker. Pay rate negotiable based on experience. Call 1-970-480-2955 ask for Bruce.


The Town of Estes Park is accepting applications for Code Enforcement Officer Police Dept. Hiring Range $24.58 – $28.89/hour Non-Exempt Position Close Date: Open until filled

Equipment Operator I Public Works Dept./Streets Div. Hourly Rate $18.69-$21.97/hour Non-Exempt Position Close Date: June 10, 2019 Human Resources Manager Administrative Services Dept. Hiring Range $62,000 $76,000/year Exempt Position Close Date: Open until filled 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 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

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 Volunteer/Committee Board Positions Estes Park Board of Adjustment Close Date: Open Until Filled

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 Employer.



Food Prep for Food Truck Looking for help with Food Preparation on our Food Truck. Part-time, days and nights available. Please call 224-522-0449

Customer Service Agent for Upscale Resort Full and Part Time hours available. Wage depends on experience.

Housekeeping Full and Part Time positions available.

Laundry Attendant Full and Part Time.

Sign-on Bonus Available for all positions.

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

Join Our Team DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING CT Technologist – Full Time

BIRTH CENTER Registered Nurse – Full Time

DIETARY SERVICES Food Service Worker – Part Time

Full Time Babysitter Looking for a Full Time babysitter Monday - Friday 7:30am-4:30pm Please call or text 970-420-8683

Part time - $20/hr + gratuity Call Nick - 970-481-8531

L ane Guest Ranch

Check Out Our Current Openings...

12 miles South of Estes Park

• Sales Professional/Wellness & Recreation Director $18.54-$19.68 per hour • Senior Living Housekeeping Assistant $13.50 per hour

• Part-Time Dining Assistant $13.50 per hour

Wanted: Waitstaff Housekeeping Kids Counselors Hiking/ Fishing Guide Salary: $1500 per month plus accomadations & meals

Call 303-747-2176

• Senior Living Medication Aide (Resident Care Specialist) Starting wage 13.50 per hour + Differential

Silver Saddle Inn

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.

Now hiring: • Housekeepers • Laundry • Maintenance • Front Desk Agent

Must be a non-smoker. Good wages. Apply in person or email resume 1260 Big Thompson Avenue No calls

EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT Registered Nurse – Full Time

ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES Environmental Services Technician – Full Time **Sign on Bonus Available** INFECTION CONTROL Director of Infection Control / Employee Health LABORATORY Medical Technologist or MLT – Full Time Phlebotomist – Full Time LIVING CENTER RN/LPN – Full Time **Sign on Bonus Available** Certified Nursing Assistant – Full Time **Sign on Bonus Available** MDS Registered Nurse – Full Time

MEDICAL SURGICAL CNA – Full Time – Days **Sign on Bonus Available** PATIENT FINANCIAL SERVICES Patient Account Representative – FT

PHYSICIAN CLINIC Provider Service Representative – FT Prior Authorization/Referral Coordinator – Full Time QUALITY DEPARTMENT Director, Quality Management REHABILITATION SERVICES Physical Therapist – Part Time

SURGICAL SERVICES Certified Surgical Technologist - FT

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

Apply online at




Commercial Rentals

Post Construction Cleaning Windows, floors, “sorting”. $17/hr. Gary - 970-232-8343

Office Space for Rent 1191 Woodstock Dr. 465 sq. ft. w/ great parking. Near Hwy 7 & Fairgrounds. Call 970-420-4388

RENTALS Homes 3+2 &GRG, ON RIVER 1/4mi to town, washer dryer, lg yd, pet ok with dep, $1795/mo yr lease, avail 6/1. Email:

Apartments 3 BD, 2 BA Apartment in Big Elk Meadows. 1350 sq. ft., w/ garage, energy efficient, W.D., pets OK. 1 year lease, $1650/mo. 720-505-0801

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

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

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

RENTALS 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.

SERVICES Home Repair/Service

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

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SERVICES cont. Cleaning SUPER CLEAN HOUSE CLEANER. Thorough, detail-oriented and responsible. Living in Estes Park. Please text: 970-308-0626

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


REAL ESTATE Been in Estes working hard trying to get ahead but feeling owning your own place may be out of reach ? First time home buyer ? Young family ? You are just the buyer I am looking for. June completion of brand new 2-3 bedroom Townhomes starting at 315k. 260 Stanley Avenue. Great loan programs available and Down payment assistance up to 10k . Only 3 left. Let’s find out what’s possible Email,

Or leave voice or text message for Mike at 970-214-8844


Beautiful Bryce Dallman custom home close to Beautiful one owner downtown. Features: Estes Park Ranch style open concept, large deck, in quiet cut-de-sac. 2,700 wet bar, hot tub up a prisq. ft. ,very clean, well vate drive! Call Chris maintained. Will CO-OP 970-290-3900 for info! w/Realtors $537,500 call Greg 303-434-5521





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

Weight Loss Dr. Anna V. Copeland Pastoral Counselor Certified Health Coach Call 303-747-0342




Garage Sales

FREE! Stamina UX2 Air Bike. Upright exercise bicycle. You haul. 970-577-1584

Yard Sale and Pancake Breakfast Saturday - May 25th 8a.m until 12 p.m Setup starts at 7a.m. Breakfast 8a.m until 11a.m Estes Park Masonic Lodge - 1820 S. St. Vrain Ave Rent a space to sell you merchandise for $20.00 For Info call Mike Wold @ 577-8585



Community Yard Sale Friday and Saturday May 31 & June 1 from 8am to 2pm *Talons Pointe @ 1715 Red Tail Hawk Drive *Falcon Ridge @ 1629 Soaring Circle *Lone Tree @ 1310 Manford Avenue Join in on the fun and see what fabulous finds are available.

ESTATE SALE May 30, 31 & June 1 640 Audobon St. 2+ generations. Oar Cart, Gold Scales, Pottery Crocks, Collectible Items, Norman Rockwell signed Lithographs, Native American Items, Kitchen and Bar Accessories, Decorating Items.

Big sale!! Building supplies, tools, books, clothes, crib camping stuff, records 530 Ponderosa Dr. 8-noon Sat.

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

ESTATE SALE Sat 9-1 565 Devon Dr. Unit A Furniture, Glassware, Tools, Freezer, Clothes and lots more!

Another Home Team Sale! Collectibles, Books, Toys, Tumi Luggage, Baby Clothes, Lamps, High-end Clothing and Shoes, Linens, Artwork and some Furniture. Come and See! Thank you for courteous parking. Please wear socks in house. 160 Riverside Dr. Unit B2. Sat & Sun 9-4




ACCOUNTING Tax Minimization



QuickBooks Support







Maintenance- Housekeeping Property Maintenance

Vacation Rental Cleaning

Call or Text 970.342.5684

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25 YEARS 1993-2018

Design | Build | Remodel General Contractors | Timber Frame & Log Homes



970-586-7711 |



Serving the Colorado Northwest Mountains since 1993

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

Charles Santagati


1191 Graves Ave


Full service general contracting since 1998

Licensed and insured. NAWT certified, Boulder County Public Health license number A-082-16. General Contractor License Number CON-16-0212


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Sustainable SoluƟons Landscaping HANDYMAN SERVICES

• Planting • Stonework • Maintenance Jeff Schmitt Owner


• Tree Care • Fencing • Irrigation 20 Years Experience Horticulture Background Licensed and Insured Locally Owned and Operated






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

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




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ROOFING Call us for all of your painting or staining needs!

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

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


Tim Stolz, Owner • 970-518-4001• 26 Years Experience e-mail: •











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