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Estes Park News celebrates more than twenty years of serving Estes Park and surrounding communities.

May 28, 2021

Eagle Eyes

Bald Eagles can often be seen near Lake Estes. They perch in tall trees or on the towers next to the causeway as they search for fish to catch. Photo by Paul J. Marcotte www.pauljmarcottephotography.com

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This month Town Administrator Travis Machalek has a guest columnist – Water Quality and Laboratory Supervisor Deb Callahan By: Water Quality and Laboratory Supervisor Deb Callahan

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Recently we’ve been getting a lot of questions wondering if our water quality will be affected by last year’s fires. The burn scars are becoming very obvious now that the snow is melting. You may have observed creeks “running black” with sediment and debris from the charred areas. We’ve also been warned to watch for flash flooding due to increased runoff in the burned areas. Naturally you wonder how this is impacting the water that we drink. One of our source waters comes from Glacier Creek which starts in Rocky Mountain National Park. This watershed was not impacted by the fires. The Cameron Peak Fire also did not affect our source water supplies. However, the East Troublesome Fire (ETF) has directly impacted more than 60% of the Colorado Big-Thompson Project (CBT) watersheds in Grand County. The CB-T system is the water source for our Marys Lake treatment plant. With construction upgrades taking the Glacier Creek plant out of production, the Marys Lake plant, treating water from the CB-T, will be our main supply for the next couple of years. So, in a roundabout way, our water supply has been directly impacted by the ETF. Be assured that our water quality and protection of public health is our priority!

The charge(s) are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. On May 18 at 3:16 p.m. police stopped a 28 year old male driver in the 1600 block of Big Thompson Ave. Upon investigation, the driver was arrested and transported to the Larimer County Jail and charged with DUI, DUI per se, driving while license revoked and a warrant out of Larimer County Sheriff ’s Office for

with a robust monitoring program. They have initiated a C-BT Post Fire Water Quality Network in which the Town participates. They have also installed additional monitoring equipment in Willow Creek, Shadow Mountain Reservoir, Grand Lake, and near the intake to the Adams Tunnel (headwaters for the C-BT system). So, while we do not have direct control over the watershed or water quality coming to us through the C-BT system, we do have excellent partners who all have a vested interest in protecting this critical water supply. As far as water quality, it's hard to predict exactly what the effects will be. We are expecting increases in phosphate, nitrates and organic carbon and a reduction in water clarity. Our lab has the capability to monitor these analytes and our treatment processes are designed to deal with these issues. We expect there will be increased levels of other nutrients, trace metals, minerals and organics as well. We will utilize contract labs to monitor those elements as required. Our Marys Lake treatment plant is fully operational and the treatment chemicals are fully stocked. If it would become necessary to Courtesy photo add additional treatment lent at producing high quality water. We there are several options available, but we are not at that point yet! Rest assured, will also be using powdered activated we are committed to meeting all the EPA carbon to help control any odor issues Safe Drinking Water Act Standards and that we may experience. will do whatever is necessary to continue Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District is coordinating the recov- providing high quality drinking water for our Town. Our employees and their ery efforts of the CB-T watersheds. We families live here too and have a vested are participating in the biweekly recovinterest in making sure our water is safe ery updates and are monitoring the process closely. Sediment control meth- to drink. ods are being installed in key locations · We are monitoring the water even more closely, with continuous online monitors in our treatment plants and performing more than 24,000 individual laboratory tests annually. · We are prepared to treat the water to meet all Environmental Protection Agency and Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment regulations. We are running the Marys Lake treatment plant that utilizes a membrane filtration process which is excel-

failure to comply on a previous charge for DUI. On May 19 at 2:00 p.m. police stopped a 71 year old female driver from Estes Park in the 1100 block of Graves Ave. and issued her a citation for failure to yield right of way to a pedestrian or bicyclist while entering a sidewalk. On May 19 at 9:45 p.m. police were called to the 300 block of Sweet Sage Lane where they issued a citation for ha-

rassment to a 33 year old female from Estes Park. She was not taken into in custody. On May 20 at 2:30 p.m. police were called to the 1600 block of Soaring Circle on a report of a disturbance. On scene, they issued a summons to a 38 year old female from Estes Park to appear in court for a third degree assault. She was not taken into custody.


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Walk-ins Accepted At Town Hall Beginning June 1 Visitor Center opens June 4; Museum reopened May 19 Estes Park Town Hall, 170 MacGregor Ave., will reopen for walk-in service June 1 after using an appointment-only system during the previous stages of the pandemic. Regular hours will remain weekdays from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Customers will be able to enter Town Hall from the main, northwest entrance at the Police Department, off MacGregor Avenue, or the adjacent Public Restroom entrance. They may visit any department housed in Town Hall for general assistance. Appointments with specific staff are strongly encouraged in advance to ensure availability. A staff directory is available at www.estes.org/contact. The reopening will include a centralized reception model at the main entrance, to assist customers in quickly finding the services they need. Town Administrator Travis Machalek commented, “Staff see this model as a prime opportunity to greet and orient customers, and it will be particularly helpful for customers who are unfamiliar with the building or the many walk-ins who are actually seeking services provided at other locations or by other organizations, such as the Visitor Center.” Central reception will be tested over the summer and may be used longer-term. Free and paid parking options (paid parking for certain lots begins May 28)

are available near Town Hall, including a 30-minute local pass for locals. More information at www.estes.org/parking. In addition to Town Hall, the Estes Park Museum reopened to the public May 19 and the Estes Park Visitor Center will reopen for walk-in service June 4. Visitor Services staff continued to operate the call center throughout the pandemic. For more information, visit www.estes.org/museum and www.estes.org/visitorservices. Per guidance from the State of Colorado, mask-wearing is still encouraged for unvaccinated individuals and those who simply feel more comfortable continuing to wear a mask. Customers are asked to use their best judgment at Town facilities. If preferred and requested in advance by a customer, Town staff and volunteers will wear masks during their visit. Staff will readily accommodate these requests as well as continue to offer virtual and outdoor meeting options. Again, advance appointments are strongly encouraged in order to ensure specific staff availability. Town of Estes Park board, commission and advisory board meetings remain on a virtual platform. A separate update will be provided as those details change. For information on Town services, please call 970-586-5331 or visit www.estes.org.

EVFPD firefighters generally respond to medical calls in their personal vehicles, allowing for a faster response. On other incidents, firefighters respond to a fire station to respond in department apparatus with specialized equipment. Estes Valley Fire www.estesvalleyfire.org During the week of May 16, the Estes

Valley Fire Protection District (EVFPD) responded to 15 calls for service. This included: • Emergency medical (assist EPH): 2 • MVC: 6 • Odor Investigation: 1 • Smoke Investigation: 2 • Alarm Activation: 2 • Fire: 2

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In-Person Open Houses On The Graves Avenue Conceptual Designs The Town of Estes Park will host two inperson open house events to gather community feedback and provide an opportunity for live discussion on the Graves Avenue Safe Routes to School project. A virtual open house option is available until May 31 at www.Graves-Ave-SRTS.com and allows for the submission of online comments and ranking of the conceptual design options. The website contains an overview presentation of the project background information and conceptual design considerations. The open house for Spanish speaking residents will be held Wednesday, May 26

from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the parking lot of the green Stone Ridge Condominiums complex located at 1260 Graves Avenue. The open house for English speaking residents and businesses will be held Thursday, May 27 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the parking lot entrance into the Graves Avenue Plaza located at 1180 Graves Avenue. The Town values your participation in any of these open house opportunities. For additional information, please contact the Project Manager, Ryan Barr, at 970-577-3575 or rbarr@estes.org, or visit www.Graves-Ave-SRTS.com

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El Pueblo de Estes Park albergará dos eventos de puertas abiertas en persona para recopilar comentarios de la comunidad y brindar una oportunidad para una discusión en vivo sobre el proyecto Rutas Seguras a la Escuela desde la Avenida Graves. Una opción de casa abierta virtual está disponible hasta el 31 de mayo en www.Graves-Ave-SRTS.com y permite la presentación de comentarios en línea y la clasificación de las opciones de diseño conceptual. El sitio web contiene una presentación general de la información de fondo del proyecto y consideraciones de diseño conceptual. La jornada de puertas abiertas para los residentes de habla hispana se llevará a

cabo el miércoles 26 de mayo a partir de las 5 p.m. a las 7 p.m. en el estacionamiento del complejo verde Stone Ridge Condominiums ubicado en la Avenida 1260 Graves. La jornada de puertas abiertas para residentes y empresas de habla inglesa se llevará a cabo el jueves 27 de mayo a partir de las 5 p.m. a las 6:30 p.m. en la entrada del estacionamiento en la en 1180 Plaza Avenida Graves ubicada. El Pueblo valora su participación en cualquiera de estas oportunidades de puertas abiertas. Para obtener información adicional, comuníquese con el Gerente de Proyecto, Ryan Barr, al 970-5773575 o rbarr@estes.org, o visite www.Graves-Ave-SRTS.com


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Want Help? Tell People What You’re Going To Do It’s been said, if you tell people what you want to do, some of them will step up to help you do it. When I first heard this, I thought the idea preposterous. Over time, I discovered it was true. Case in point is Donna Carlson, Executive Director of Estes’ Chamber of Commerce. We first met when I became mayor. The pandemic was surging. So-

here. I know Bill and his voice from way back. When he was announcing at the Dallas Cowboys stadium, Texas State Fair, Texas Relays, the Atlanta Olympics, and a USA/Russian indoor meet in which I competed.] Upon hearing the situation with proclamations, Bill offered to help. Now, Kimberly Disney from Town

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cial distancing was in vogue, face to face, Clerk’s office who puts proclamations in-person communication was not. I together is benefiting from Bill’s support told Donna I was seeking alternatives. as she does. When needed, Kurtis Kelly She offered to help. conducts research to come up with necWe met at Donna’s home and discussed essary facts and details. messages, and then, as I Donna and Bill talked she recorded me are just two of with her cell phone. Twenty many people minutes later, a video was whose gifts of posted on the Internet. time and expertise greatly benefit Since then, I’ve come to Estes Park. The understand that Donna has niches of need a heartfelt passion for helpthey fill with joy ing people help others. I see and competence it in the enthusiasm she attracts other brings to scheduling the helpers, who, in ribbon cuttings that celeturn attract others brate the openings of new and so on. businesses here that engage community members and Ironically, conhopefully attract more businections made nesses. The cuttings are a while helping at Kimberly Disney proclamation favorite mayoral activity of one place often expert. mine. I’m not surprised open a door elsemembership in the Chamber has douwhere. Here’s yet another case. Even if bled over the past year. you know Donna, Bill or both, I seriously doubt that you know (I’m sure Proclamations the Town Board issues they don’t know) they have a common to acknowledge contributions that peoconnection. It is the Chamber of Comple and organizations make to the common good of Estes Park are another case merce. With Donna heading up the one in point. After becoming mayor, I asked here started in 2019 and Bill having why proclamations weren’t being issued. been general manager of the one in Oak Cliff in the 1960s which became the The answer, gathering the information US’s largest area chamber. for the text of one is staff intensive and complicated. My experiences with helpful people have been a good teacher. That’s why I Soon after, during a meeting I hapwon’t be surprised when Donna and Bill pened to mention this circumstance to Bill Melton. [A quick aside...many of you start talking about what they did and want to do, that people will step up with know Bill, and those of you who don’t offers to help. That’s how it works. I surely would recognize his wonderful know, because it happens to me. voice from the parades he announces

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June 4-6: Flatirons Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show in Estes Park Flatirons Kennel Club is hosting its 2021 All Breed Dog Show June 4-6, 2021 at the Estes Park Events Complex. This a private event. Event organizers expect 1000 attendees. Just like for the Bernese Mountain Dog Show, Visit Estes Park (VEP), the Town of Estes Park and the Estes Chamber of Commerce partnered to create a flyer that features special offers from participating businesses to encourage them to explore town in their free time. The flyers will be inserted in attendee welcome bags. Help us welcome attendees by creating and displaying a simple welcome sign that can be seen from outside. Consider

renaming popular products or services for the duration of the show and featuring them on your welcome sign. These simple acts will encourage passing attendees to stop in your place of business when walking by and will complement the welcome flyer. VEP, the Town of Estes Park and the Estes Chamber of Commerce will continue to partner on future promotional opportunities in order to encourage large group event attendees to spend time in town. VEP announces upcoming events and requests offers of this type in our monthly e-newsletters and in the Visit Estes Park Partners Facebook group. Upcoming group events that bring significant numbers of attendees to town are listed here: www.visitestespark.com/demand-tool, so you will know when more guests are scheduled to be in town, and in case you’d like to create a promotion around an event this group is not promoting. Have questions about how to receive VEP’s e-newsletters or how to join the VEP partners Facebook group? Contact Rachel Oppermann at rachel@visitestespark.com.


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Lodging Association Merges With Estes Chamber Of Commerce Organizations join forces to create a more powerful voice for lodging and a more united tourism industry in Estes Park The Estes Area Lodging Association (EALA) approved a member vote to merge with the Estes Chamber of Commerce (Chamber). The organizations have been in collaboration on the merger since Spring of 2020, setting off a series of conversations with EALA members about creating a stronger voice for lodging. “As the president of EALA, I’m very glad to see our members’ support of this merger,” said EALA President Nikole Stevenson. “The larger membership of the Chamber and the benefit of a full time staff will provide EALA members with sustainable support to advance the connection and advocacy that EALA members need.” The lodging association, founded in 2001, has provided valuable networking and education for members to share best practices, resources and connections. The addition of the Chamber’s larger membership base provides the lodging community access to a stronger tourism voice and a collaborative network of

businesses supporting the guest experience. About the Estes Chamber of Commerce The Estes Chamber of Commerce is the “new” chamber in Estes Park, founded and funded by members for members. in May 2019. The Chamber is the voice of business with the Town of Estes Park, Estes Park EDC, Visit Estes Park and other organizations collaborating for a stronger business climate and tourism economy. The success of the Chamber is measured in making Estes Park a better place to live, work and play. www.esteschamber.org. About the Estes Area Lodging Association The Estes Area Lodging Association is a local organization comprised of accommodations and relevant networking partners. Our mission is to unify and promote the lodging and tourist industry in the Estes Area through marketing, services, education, communication, networking and co-operation with local businesses and to improve the profitability and success of all our members and affiliates.

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Larimer County Land Stewardship Manager Is Guest Speaker

The public is invited to the next Estes Land Stewardship Association meeting (ELSA) on Thursday, June 3rd, at 9:30 a.m. in the George Hix Meeting Room at US Bank, 363 E. Elkhorn. Larimer County Land Stewardship Manager, Casey Cisneros will be presenting information regarding noxious weed management in unincorporated Estes Valley. He will also be answering questions from the audience.

Take this opportunity to learn more about how you can be good land stewards and be in compliance with the Colorado Noxious Weed Act. More information about ELSA sponsored weed disposal events, the Estes Park weed ordinance, ELSA’s weed booklet, Weed of the Week articles, etc. can be found at estes.org/weeds. You can contact the Estes Land Stewardship Association (ELSA) at ELSA.weeds@gmail.com ELSA meetings are held the first Thursday of the month at 9:30 a.m. in the George Hix Meeting Room at US Bank. ELSA is a 501 (c) (3) unincorporated nonprofit organization. Our primary objective is to address the noxious weeds invading the region by promoting awareness of invasive plants and their impacts, through education and outreach efforts.

Coffee On The Rocks At The Top Of The Tram Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Friday, May 28, 3:00 p.m. Coffee on the Rocks announces the opening of it’s outdoor bar at 510 Moraine Ave. and the grand opening at Coffee on the Rocks at the Top of the Tram. The Estes Chamber Red Ribbon Team will cut the ribbon at Coffee on the Rocks, 510 Moraine Ave., on Friday, May 28, 3:00 p.m. Chuck Scott and his team welcomes the community to celebrate and enjoy the outdoor bar for happy hour. Coffee on the Rocks is located next to the Red Rose Rock Shop and Dick’s Rock Museum! Stop by on your way to RMNP and enjoy great views along with excellent coffee and food. Happy hour is from 1-4 p.m. They have indoor and outdoor seating, where you can enjoy our fire pits, live entertainment, free wifi, and stocked trout pond. We serve organic free trade coffee, teas, smoothies, breakfast, lunch, beer, and wine. Come join us where the coffee is as great as the views!

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I may have taken my most expensive nap ever today. We had just arrived in downtown Charleston, South Carolina after traveling the Outer Banks for a week, and I was suddenly overcome with the need to “rest my eyes, ” as my dad used to say. We pulled into a parking garage, turned off the car engine, and set the timer for 10 minutes. The next thing I knew, the timer was beeping. That’s all I needed. As is usually the case, I was fully recharged after a 10minute snooze. So off we went to oh and ah at the lovely historic homes along Battery Park, to learn about the enslaved people who made Charleston the wealthy city it is, and to hunt for Benne wafers (a sesame seed cookie/cracker made popular when served to Eleanor Roosevelt at the Middleton plantation. The benne seed—pronounced beh-nee—was a sesame seed to the Bantu people of West Africa, the creators of this tasty treat. They believed the benne seeds were a symbol of good luck). By the time we pulled out of the garage to head to our AirBnB, we owed $8 for parking, or for napping, if you want to think if it that way. I don’t believe I’ve ever paid for a place to nap before, but it was worth it. I don’t make it a practice to sleep in parking garages, though. For one, they smell bad. Universally. Right now, if I said to you, “imagine the smell of a parking garage, ” I bet you could do it. And it would be the same smell as what the person sitting next to you was imagining—although there’s no way to know for sure. “One man’s aroma is another man’s odor, ” someone famous once said. Mark Twain or Winston Churchill or someone like that. Or maybe I made it up. Whoever said it, I don’t think they were referring to a parking garage because there is no aroma to a parking garage. (To be clear: aroma is a positive description of “smell. ” Odor, just the opposite.) No lavender and vanilla air fresheners, no fresh peach and basil diffusers; only the smell of motor oil, car exhaust, stale beer and wet cement. But it’s not just the smell that makes parking garages some of my least favorite places to be. They’re dark, they’re stifling, the ceilings are low, there are scrape marks on every single pillar—in every single garage—and there’s always somebody behind me, waiting for me to hurry up around that next narrow passageway between two opposing pickup trucks that both stick out into the lane. When I do give in to peer pressure and go faster, I end up passing the empty space because I see one that looks even bigger just a

couple more down the row. Invariably, once I start to pull into that one, I see a motorcycle already parked there. So then I have to brake, the car behind me has to back up to make room for me to reverse, and everybody’s calling somebody a nincompoop. There outta be a parking garage law stating that motorcycles and small cars must park toward the back of the stall so that their vehicles are visible from the lane. And there needs to be a hefty fine slapped onto any vehicle that does not pull straight into its spot. It’s dizzying enough to go round and round inside a parking garage looking for the last available space, but then to figure out that the last open space is available because someone else selfishly parked too close to (or over) the line—is enough to make car tires explode with parking garage angst. One time, about seven years ago, my brother and I were together when he parked our car in a garage. He handed me the keys because he intended to get a ride home later in the evening, and we parted ways. An hour later I tried to find the car and could not. I wandered up a floor and back a floor, down and around and back up, pushing the fob and looking for lights to flash. I called my brother, but of course he couldn’t really tell me where the car was. It’s a sense you get when you park, he said. That’s true for people who are not directionally challenged. But parking garages are disorienting for me. Once inside, a parking garage is a maze with no way out. So I started at the garage entrance and walked up every level, scanning left and right for our familiar car. But in this complex web of aisles and cross aisles, it wasn’t long before I began to panic. I couldn’t tell if I was on a new level or on the same level I had just been on. Was I destined to spend the night in the garage, wandering like a compass on legs, hands spinning wildly this direction and that’s with no true North? Obviously I found the car that day. And today we found the benne cookies we were looking for. Because of the bennes’ association with good fortune, we only had to pay $8 to nap in the parking garage. What a bargain! You may let The Thunker know what you think at her e-mail address, donoholdt@gmail.com. © 2021 Sarah Donohoe

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WED – JUN 9 – 7 PM Estes Park Baptist Church 2200 Mall Rd – Estes Park Led by Gospel Music Hall of Fame Member, Rick Price, former member of the legendary BLACKWOOD BROTHERS Admission is free to this non-denominational event

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The Art Center of Estes Park proudly presents its 21st Annual Art Market, May 2931, 2021. This year’s Art Market has moved to an indoor show in the Pavilion located at the Estes Park Event Center. Artists from Colorado and surrounding states will display a wide variety of fine arts and crafts. You may find that special

Pavilion at the Estes Park Event Center, 1125 Rooftop Way. Show times are Saturday and Sunday, May 29th & 30th, 9-5 p.m., and Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, 9-3 p.m. The Art Market is free to

21st Annual Art Market In The Pavilion At Estes Park Event Center treasure, or gift item, amongst the rows of functional pottery, photography, jewelry, art glass, woodcrafts, fiber art, metal crafts, paintings, sculpture and much more! The Art Market is easy to find at the

the public and completely wheelchair accessible. The market will be following Covid-19 regulations so all patrons are required to wear masks. For more information, email artmarket@artcenterofestes.com

Memorial Day Service At Estes Valley Memorial Gardens Everyone is invited to attend the Memorial Day Service to be held at Estes Valley Memorial Gardens Monday, May 31 at 11:00 a.m. The program will begin with the presentation of colors performed by the Joseph J. Duncan Jr. American Legion Post 119 Color Guard, commanded by Sgt. at Arms, Donna Weber. Playing to the colors will be Lt. Col. Loren Johnson, USAF (Ret.) followed by “My Country T’is of Thee” sung by Mark Hewitt. Welcome and Pledge of Allegiance will be given by Eric Scott, Manager of Estes Valley Memorial Gardens with Invocation by Rev-

erend Chris Davis, Pastor of Presbyterian Church of the Rockies. Remarks and Reflections will then be given by Jan B. Verschuur, Counselor (Ret.) US Senior Foreign Service. “God Bless America” will be sung by Mark Hewitt and then, Benediction by Chris Davis. Service will be concluded with Taps played by Lt. Col. Loren Johnson Service personnel are encouraged to wear their uniforms to this meaningful tribute to our veterans who have served or are serving our nation.

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Join Us June 1 For The Inaugural Everyday Estes Riverside Chat The inaugural Everyday Estes Riverside Chat will be held on Tuesday, June 1 from 5-7 p.m. at the amphitheater in Performance Park. Five speakers recruited by June’s nonprofit partner, the American Legion, will have five minutes to tell a story focused on Memorial Day, then will take questions from the audience for another five minutes. Speakers include Josh Stevens, Loren and Diane Shriver, Dick Life, Adam Shake and Terry Rizzuti, who are all veterans. Why ask veterans to speak at an event focused on Memorial Day? “Memorial Day is a day reserved to honor those lost in service to our country. There's no better way to tell their stories than through our veterans. As a daughter of a WWII veteran, I can attest to the value of honoring those we lost through the stories of our survivors,” says Donna Carlson EVRC volunteer and Executive Director of the Estes Chamber of Commerce. Future chats are scheduled from 5-7 p.m. July 13, August 3, September 7, and October 5 at Performance Park. Topics

include Why I Love America, The Art of Living, It’s Why We Live Here and Estes Park Heroes. All chats will be family friendly. Follow @everydayestes on Facebook to hear past podcasts, or search for them wherever you get your podcasts. About Everyday Estes Riverside Chat An initiative of the Estes Valley Resiliency Collaborative, the Everyday Estes Riverside Chat is a live event summer series building from the Everyday Estes podcast and is intended to provide a platform for connection within the community. Originally imagined as a TED Talk-like event held at Performance Park, a podcast format was implemented as a COVID-gap measure to start the storytelling process until a live format was safe. About the Estes Valley Resiliency Collaborative (EVRC) The EVRC is a team of public, private and nonprofit partners who are working on economic resiliency and overall community health in response to the COVID19 pandemic. Learn more by visiting: https://estespark.colorado.gov/evrc.

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Estes Park Health Completes 2020 Community Health Needs Assessment And Implementation Strategy On May 12, 2021, the Estes Park Health 2020 Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Strategy was completed. The result was a plan focused on four prioritized Estes Valley community health needs: 1. Address the Estes Valley’s challenging community health needs through enhanced collaboration with other local resources and increased active engagement with Estes Valley community patients and consumers. 2. Take actions to help address Estes Valley Community Mental Health needs. 3. Take actions to help address the Estes Valley’s 35 to 64-year-old age group’s healthcare needs. 4. Take actions to help address the Estes Valley’s ongoing Covid-19 healthcare needs by continuing to develop and implement best practice Covid-19 policies, procedures, and protocols. Estes Park Health will monitor the success of the implementation strategies over the next three years. Three important Estes Valley health needs were not included in the current plan because they were considered already being addressed by current resources: 1. Older adult health service needs are currently being addressed through the Estes Park Health Internal Medicine and Family Practice physicians in the Estes Park Health Clinic, Specialty Clinic service offerings, for example Cardiology, Neurology, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, etc., Estes Park Health’s Home Health Medical and Non-Medical Services, Hospice Services, and through other community resources like the Good Samaritan Society’s Estes Park Village with independent and assisted senior living facility options.

2. Pediatric and family health service needs are currently being addressed by Estes Park Health’s Pediatric, Family Practice, and Obstetrics/Gynecology physicians. 3. The Estes Valley’s surgery needs are currently addressed by Estes Park Health’s two General Surgeons and two Orthopedic Surgeons. Among other noteworthy finding from the assessment, as of 2019 US Census data, about 13,500 residents lived in the Estes Valley year-round, with about 6,400 in the Town of Estes Park itself. 28% of Estes Valley residents were 34 and under, 42.7% were aged 35 to 64, and 29.3% were over 65. The Estes Valley differed in some ways from Larimer County and the State of Colorado. The Estes Valley’s median age is higher, more residents have served in the military, and the Estes Valley has a higher proportion of people living in poverty. The Estes Valley is less ethnically diverse than Larimer County as a whole, but the Hispanic/Latin population is growing in the Estes Valley. Compared to State of Colorado residents, a relatively higher proportion of Estes Valley residents self- report good general health. However, compared to residents of Larimer County, residents of the Estes Valley have relatively higher proportions of diabetes, heart disease, and overweight. Seventeen percent of Estes Valley residents have received a depression diagnosis, seemingly higher than 15.0% for Larimer County and 15.7% for the State of Colorado. Additional details on the 2020 Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Strategy are available on the Estes Park Health website at: eph.org/about-us.

News From Healing Waters Foundation Hello friends and family of Healing Waters Foundation! Hope everyone is enjoying the coming of summer to the Estes Valley. It feels wonderful to be moving past the worst of the pandemic crisis. We no longer require masks at the pool if vaccinated! This is the perfect time to visit us and see how warm water exercise can help you meet your health and wellness goals. Healing Waters Foundation received an extremely generous donation recently and would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the mystery donor! All donations are much appreciated and keep us afloat. We also thank the Rotary and EP Duck

Race for their continued support of us and the community. Be on the lookout for our updated Facebook page coming soon! Our newest Board Member, Allison Leigh, has been working hard to get it up to date. This past winter we lost a dear friend and Board Member, Dave Caldera. His enthusiasm and heroic efforts on behalf of Healing Waters will be missed. His sense of humor, friendship and support meant a lot to me and all of the Healing Waters family. Healing Waters is located at 1632-B Big Thompson Ave., Estes Park CO, phone 970-586-9205.

Memorial Day honors the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.


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Estes Valley Investment In Childhood Success (EVICS) Welcomes Laurie Dale Marshall As New Executive Director EVICS Family Resource Center is dren, families, and early childhood edpleased to announce that Laurie Dale ucators of the Estes Valley. The entire Marshall has accepted EVICS Board of Directors is the role of Executive looking forward to working Director. Laurie alongside Laurie to fulfill brings her unpreceour mission,” said Jan Boatdented vision and man, Board President for passion to EVICS to EVICS. help grow and Laurie previously shared strengthen the organher leadership and vision ization that is dediwith the Estes Park Noncated to serving and profit Resource Center in providing resources the Executive Director role. to young families EVICS Mission: Estes Valthroughout the Estes ley Investment in ChildValley. hood Success (EVICS) Fam“We are just so exily Resource Center cited to welcome Lauprovides services to Laurie Dale Marshall strengthen and support rie to EVICS! We think she is a dyfamilies and children in the early years namic leader with a heart for families in of life. the Estes Valley. We know she will conEVICS is funded in part by the Town tinue the mission of EVICS and grow the of Estes Park, through a partnership programming, resources, and fundraiswith the Early Childhood Council of ing exponentially!” said Garrett Faillaci, Larimer County (ECCLC) and through Board Vice President for EVICS. generous donations and grants. Our colLaurie brings an extensive background laboration with ECCLC links Estes Park working in Early Childhood Education to the early care and education system and Family Development. Her qualifica- of the greater county, providing critical tions, philosophies and experience fit di- professional and technical support to lorectly into the goals and mission of the cal early childhood programs. EVICS is EVICS Family Resource Center to best a member of the Colorado Family Reprovide support to all families to sucsource Center Association and an acceed. “It is my strong belief that the decredited organization with BBB for velopment of the EVICS Family ReCharity. EVICS supports parents as the source Center (FRC) in Estes Park is child’s first and best teacher. Services inessential in ensuring that our commuclude family development, childcare and nity is prepared to support all families in community referrals, early childhood their ability to thrive.” Laurie shared. mental health consultation, and child“Laurie brings a wealth of knowledge, care scholarships. compassion, and experiences to propel Contact info for EVICS: EVICS forward as a Family Resource office@evics.org, 1182 Graves Ave., Unit Center that serves all of the young chilA Estes Park, CO 80517. 970-586-3055.

One Commitment Makes Our Nation Stronger. Thank you to the brave men and women of the armed forces who served our country.

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Free Historic Fall River Hydroplant Opens June 3 For 2021 Season

The Historic Fall River Hydroplant will open for the 2021 season beginning Thursday, June 3. Guests of all ages are encouraged to enrich their knowledge of local Estes Park history this summer with a visit to the Historic Fall River Hydroplant. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, F. O. Stanley built the Hydroplant in 1909 to provide electric power to the Stanley Hotel. The plant was the exclusive source of electricity for the Town of Estes Park until the 1940s and functioned up to the day of the 1982 Lawn Lake Flood. The historic structure provides the perfect environment to

learn about various aspects of Estes Park history. The plant features photographs capturing Mr. Stanley’s time and legacy in Estes Park, an entertaining film of comedian Jay Leno revealing the intricacies of how to start a Stanley Steamer automobile, and the preserved clock frozen at the exact moment the flood crashed into the building taking it out of commission. Located at 1754 Fish Hatchery Road, Thursdays - Saturdays through September 4, 2021, with docent-led tours beginning at 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 p.m. Admission is free.

Historic Downtown Walking Tours To Run June 1 Through August 31, 2021

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 historic 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 from Tuesday, June 1 through Tuesday, August 31. Tours meet at 9:00 a.m. at the northeast corner of Bond Park (next to the bronze Enos Mills sculpture at MacGregor and Park Avenues). The tour group will walk west through town, and return to the same site by 10:30 a.m., and travel a distance of 0.7 miles. Tours are free, donations are welcome. No reservations required, tours are filled on a first come, first served basis with space limited to 12 participants. Free parking is available along sections of MacGregor Avenue and in the parking structure.

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New Loan Officer At Bank of Estes Park Niki Gassmann

Bank of Estes Park is pleased to announce a very valuable addition to our management team-Niki Gassmann, Loan Officer. Many locals already know Niki, she was born and grew up here in Estes Park, a Bobcat through and through! She graduated from CSU with a BS in Business Administration, with a concentration in Accounting. She lives here with her husband and two young daughters. She’s not new to Bank of Estes Park, she worked here previously during col-

lege, we consider her “family,” and we are ecstatic to have her back! She brings tremendous business knowledge to the table, having helped many businesses in town with their books, and having run her own business here in town as well! She is excited to help with your banking and borrowing needs, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to her. Niki has always been very engaged and devoted to our community, and we are extremely proud to have her now doing so on behalf of Bank of Estes Park. We believe that our expertise, service level, products, pricing, and support of our community are unrivaled. From 1965 to now, we remain the only truly local bank in Estes Valley, and we appreciate your business and support— Niki is here and ready to exceed your expectations for your banking and borrowing needs.

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Trees And Shrubs For Estes Park

By: Floyd Wright

This article is based on Floyd’s April 12 Zoom talk, sponsored by Estes Valley Community Garden. A close look around town reveals many more kinds of trees and shrubs than the juniper, spruce, pine, aspen and cottonwood that dominate this landscape. Sure, we have our growing challenges, like elk, weather, soil and water, but man is endlessly creative in his quest to try new plants in new combinations in new places. Our beautiful downtown is commonly planted with the non-native, but very hardy Green Ash and Canada Red Chokecherry, mixed in with native conifers and cottonwoods. A closer look, however, reveals many one-of-a-kind

trees scattered around town, like a Burr Oak in Bond Park, a couple random Kentucky Coffee Trees, White Fir, Hawthorn, and a Tatarian Maple, among others. The most common shrubs planted in the landscape include the ubiquitous potentilla which, besides yellow, comes in white and pink. Lilac, juniper, barberry, Russian sage, many kinds of currants, and rabbitbrush are also common. Beyond the ordinary, there are many unique shrubs around as well: Apache plume, native to southern Colorado, serviceberry and red twig dogwood native here, and many others. One of the challenges confronting gardeners and landscapers here is that our soils tend to be porous decomposed granite, with very little organic matter. Both factors cause water to run through the soil and seemingly disappear. Adding water-holding compost to the soil, topping off with mulch, and a slow, consistent watering system, like drip irrigation, help keep new plants moist

enough to continue sending out roots even during dry summers. Front Range nurseries have an abundance of awesome plants and have really pushed the envelope in recent years to bring us a wide selection of Colorado native plants, and plants from around the world that can potentially adapt here. Nursery plants are usually lush and vibrant, but are also a few weeks ahead of our climate in Estes Park. Especially in spring, take care to wait till our season catches up before planting nursery grown plants from the Front Range. Our last average frost date is approximately June 8th. Fall plantings are successful on the Front Range, but can be tricky here since our plants begin shutting down much earlier as well. The larger a plant is when it is transplanted into the landscape, the longer it takes for it to overcome transplant shock and develop a fully functional root system. Plants that are smaller when transplanted, for example 1-gallon sized shrubs instead of 5-gallon, may have an easier and quicker recovery period. They also have a larger root system to bush size ratio, and that helps the roots keep the tree or bush supplied with food and water while recovering from transplanting. There are a handful of plants that our four-footed friends don’t care for. Potentilla, pea shrub, barberry, juniper, Russian sage, some spirea, rhubarb and sage are a few. Plants that are strongly scented and or stickery are good candidates. There are also some newer fencing ideas that are more affordable and benign in the environment. “Invisible” fences, commonly 1” mesh poly, is lightweight, strong, and

blends in with the landscape fairly well. When planting trees, keep in mind the mature size of the tree. Trees, conifers in particular, are often planted close together and close to buildings so that they look nice today. But will there continue to be enough space in 10 or 20 years? There are some special varieties of columnar trees in the market that fit into tight spaces better than non-columnar trees. Here are a couple interesting side notes on the trees and shrubs of our area. Apple trees, both fruiting and crab apples, are planted widely here. They are very well adapted and thrive. There are also many “wild” apple trees in the canyons and other random places around town. Apples will occasionally grow from a tossed apple core and become an established tree in the landscape. Also, have you ever noticed dense growth clusters common in conifers? They often look like some kind of nest. These are called Witches’ Brooms, and some can be propagated to continue growing in a dense form. Witches’ Brooms are the source of many of the dwarf conifers found in the nursery trade that are ideal in rock gardens. Floyd is a local gardening enthusiast with a Master’s degree in horticulture from CSU. He designed, installed, and continues to manage the irrigation system in the Community Garden, providing many hours of gardening advice and mentorship to the gardeners since our first season in 2016, and has been on the EVCG Board of Directors since its inception as a nonprofit in 2014.

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Estes Park Archives Program On Estes Park’s Kentucky Fried Chicken

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The precursor to Kentucky Fried Chicken in 1964, some 1965 and beyond local advertising, and KFC's final “resting place” in Stanley Village. Photo courtesy Estes Park Archives

After A&W landed on Estes Park shores in 1956, the second fast food restaurant to establish a local beachhead was Kentucky Fried Chicken in 1965. Colonel Harland Sanders' Kentucky Fried Chicken (relabeled KFC, to remove the dietary stigma associated with fried foods) was opened by the Nagl family on Moraine Avenue in 1965, north of Tiny Town Cottages in a building that, surprisingly, had been constructed just one year earlier, not to house a restaurant, but an outer space museum. This attempt to capitalize on the craze surrounding the race to the moon lasted exactly one year - the advertisement announcing its arrival in the 1963 Vacationland appears to be premature, as all other indications are that the museum opened and closed within the span of the 1964 season. This KFC became the go-to place to supply picnics in Rocky Mountain National Park, as prices to feed an entire

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family (see illustration) well attest. It stayed at this location almost 40 years, and then reappeared (under a different franchisee) in Stanley Village, where it was “double-branded” with Taco Bell until being replaced by the new Starbucks in 2018. The Estes Park Archives will share more memories and photographs of KFC this Saturday, June 29, at 1:00 p.m. at 240 Moraine Avenue. The program is free, but please be aware that paid parking is now in effect, so either grab a spot in the free parking lot south of the Barrel, or have someone drop you off. If you are fully vaccinated, you are welcome to attend without a mask, as we will have the doors and windows open for maximum circulation, and will only be inside for 15 minutes before taking a break and restarting after some fresh air. All are welcome, and you don't need to be a member to attend. If you have questions or need directions, please call 586-4889.

Photo by Jim Ward

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Francine Campone “Black and White and Red” - Denver, CO

Join us for the opening of the FACE of Fiber in the Rockies Exhibit at the Art Center of Estes Park on June 11, 2021. To view the show with comfort and ease the Art Center will have an extended opening from 2-6 p.m. on Friday, June 11, masks required. This is a shared

Sandra Liggett “Song of the Southwest”- Sandia Park, NM

show honoring featured Art Center artist Rebecca Gilberto and her beautiful felted pieces along with the FACE of Fiber in the Rockies show. Awards for the FACE show will be presented privately, Thursday evening with the participating artists via Zoom. The Fiber Arts Council of Estes (FACE) is proud to present the 2021 FACE of Fiber in the Rockies show held at the Art Center of Estes Park from June 11-July 17, 2021. FACE is excited to exhibit 63 fiber pieces from 32 fiber artists and five pieces from our winners from our 2019 show. The 2020 show was canceled due to the pandemic and the FACE committee is grateful to our 2020 artists for staying with us, many of whom submitted new pieces that were inspired from this past year of isolation and wildfires. The artists are from Colorado, as well as across the United States, and one from Canada. Artists: Nancy Bollard -AZ, Nancy Brewster-CO, Susan Campbell-CO, Francine Campone-CO, Heather Cotter-

Debby Hughes, “Color Play”Estes Park, CO

man-CO, Michelle Dobrin- ON, Judy Duffield-CO, Gage Evans- CO, Judith Quinn Garnett-OR, Rae Gold-PA, Heidi Heuerman-Smith-WY, Debby Hughes CO, Dani Ives -AR, Cynthia Jarest- CO, Patricia Joy -CO, Annette Kennedy-TX, Liz Kettle-WA, Deb Lane-CO, Triston

Heidi Heuerman Smith “Little Goose Creek”-Sheridan, WY

Lee-CO, Sue Lewis-CO, Sandra LiggettNM, Elizabeth Morisette-CO, Jane Petty-AZ, Jill Quillian-CO, Lynne Shorling-CO, Margarete Steinhauer-CO, Irene Takahashi-CO, Deb Tewell-CO, Cynthia Tiger- CO, Dottie Weir-CO, Robin Wilton-CO, Amy Young-CO, Winners 2019 Barbara Yates BeasleyCO, Lisa Charles-WY, Jo Fitsell-CO, Emilia Pononarev-NH, Ellen SilberlichtPA. This show is an Invitational-Juried show. The artists displaying their work in this exhibit were peer nominated. These nominees were asked to submit examples of their work which were juried. Thirty-two artists were selected for the FACE of Fiber in the Rockies 2021 exhibit. They were selected for the quality of their work, their originality and variety of methods. Awards will be given for Best of Show, three Excellence Awards, People’s Choice Award and specialty awards. This year, a special award will be given by the Estes Valley Area Weavers Guild, Best in Weaving, to honor the beloved Estes weaver Patty

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May 28 – June 3

Estes Park High School Class Of 2021! Your future’s so bright, you’d better wear shades! The EPHS Graduation Ceremony will take place this Friday, May 28 in Bobcat Stadium for graduates and their families. On Thursday, May 27 at 4:00 p.m. com-

munity members can celebrate these hard working graduates at the Senior Class Parade. The parade will begin at the Estes Park Event Center. It will exit onto Manford Ave. and will circle the school district campus two times before returning to the Event Center.

Photo by Kris Hazelton EP NEWS

On Friday students will enjoy their Senior Breakfast prior to graduation. In the evening, they will dance the night away at their Junior/Senior Prom at the Stanley Hotel. Oh, the places you’ll go! Good luck grads!

Coming Soon




EPNRC Director Moves To EVICS Family Resource Center The Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center (EPNRC) announces a transition for our organization and within the local nonprofit community. EPNRC’s current Executive Director, Laurie Dale Marshall, will be departing the organization to lead the EVICS Family Resource Center. Dale Marshall has supported local nonprofit organizations in her role as Executive Director at EPNRC since 2017. EPNRC Board President, Kirby

Hazelton expressed, “We are so sad to see Laurie go but we know her passion and heart are with social work and children/family resource centers. We are excited to see what's ahead for her and for EVICS.” Dale Marshall shared, “I’m proud to have contributed to EPNRC and feel honored to have executed a mission set in place by people I admire. I look forward to a new way of working together in support of our community.” The EPNRC team will continue to exe-

cute the mission to support, connect, and inspire community nonprofits throughout this transition. A job description will be posted in the next week; this is an amazing opportunity for a new leader to guide the organization into the future. Check epnonprofit.org or @epnonprofit on Facebook for updates.

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This weekend ushers us into Memorial Day. It is a wonderful time to remind us of those who have sacrificed so much to serve us, those men and women who serve us in the Armed Services. I love reading of those special ways that people have shown honor to these people. A woman named Jessica Titus reported something she had observed on a flight some time ago. As passengers prepared to board the plane the First Class passengers boarded first and, as they settled into their seats, a female army officer entered and moved down the aisle to her seat near the back. It had been a long tour of duty and she was anxious to reach her seat and get settled so she could rest. However, she knew that other passengers would soon enter and need to work past her to their seats, therefore, no need to get too comfortable until that was done. However, as she began getting her carry-ons tucked away, a man came down the aisle and said: “I think you’re in my seat.” She assured him that this was her seat, 31B, and showed him her ticket. He said, kindly, “Yes, but that’s my seat. Yours is up here,” He ushered her to a First Class seat and asked her to sit where his assigned seat was. “Enjoy your flight. And thank you for your service!” And the grateful service woman leaned back to begin her much needed rest, with ample room. Jessica said she was so touched by the man’s kind gesture, as were all who witnessed the man’s actions, that they applauded him and the one he had honored. She asked the stewardess to deliver a note and 20$ bill to him. The note read: “Please accept a drink or snack on me. If everyone treated people the way you treated this service-woman, the world would be such a better place.” He thanked her, but declined. Another person shared her experience. “I sat in my seat of the Boeing 767 waiting for everyone to stow their carry-ons and get seated so we could get on the way. We had a full flight, seemingly made up of slow moving people stuffing luggage, paying little attention to those behind them. I shook my head, anxious to get home to see my loved ones. I wanted to yell at these clowns to get their act together. But I didn’t. With everyone finally seated, now long past the scheduled take-off time, we still sat. Just then, the attendant announced a further delay. People let out a collective groan. She said, “We are holding the aircraft for some very special people who are on their way to the plane, thus the delay”. Why special treatment for ‘these’ folks? Who were they? Some celebrity or sports figure? Let’s just get them on and get going, I fumed. She came back on to say in a loud and excited voice that we were being joined by several U.S. Marines returning home after long tours in Iraq!! The mood changed. As they entered, the entire plane erupted into applause. The men seemed taken by surprise at 340 people cheering for them as they searched for their seats. They were being touched by almost everyone who was within an arm’s length of them as they passed down the aisle. One elderly woman kissed the hand of one as he passed by her. The applause, whistles and cheering continued for a long time. When we were finally airborne, I imagine all of us rethought the importance of us getting home, to ‘my’ easy chair, cold beverage and TV remote. These men had sacrificed for all of us and I had been complaining about ‘me’ and ‘my’ issues. I take for granted the everyday freedoms I enjoy in our American way of life, seldom considering the price others had paid for my freedom to moan and complain about a few minutes delay to ‘me’ while these Heroes were going home to their loved ones…all but one. Prior to landing, the plane’s Captain announced on the PA that they were transporting a fallen soldier and that some of the military were ‘his escort’ and asked that the people remain seated until after they had deplaned. He also warned the passengers that there would be emergency vehicles that would be there to welcome their fallen comrade with a water canon salute…which left drops of water on the plane’s windows that looked a lot like tears. As the plane taxied to a stop, escorted by police, military and fire vehicles, all on board remained silent, most with tears in their eyes and lumps in their throats. They watched as the flag-draped casket was removed as Honor Guard and family members watched…the Guard saluting their fallen friend. This Memorial Day I hope we won’t get so wrapped up in our ‘easy chair’, with our remote and beverage that we forget to thank all the military who allow us to live and enjoy the life that we have. “Thank you for your service…God bless each of you.” Bob Lewis

New Book By Local Author Mary Jo Heyen- Dreaming Into The Mystery Local dreamwork practitioner and author, Mary Jo Heyen, shares her experiences as a hospice volunteer, their dream specialist, working with the dreams and visions of the dying and their families in her newly released book, “Dreaming into the Mystery: Explorations into Being with the Dreams and Visions of the Dying.” Her work is a rich sharing of her time spent with those as end of life. In Mary Jo’s own words, “To be with another in their final days, to be invited into exploring their dreams and visions is a sacred privilege. There truly is a healing medicine in each and every one of our dreams including a unique and even urgent poignancy as one crosses this final threshold.” The book also includes guided imagery, meditations and reflections for the reader to explore, with the intention of offering guidance and support for caregivers. Many of us will be with another at end of life and to the depth that we can be with our own experience of an approaching death we can be present and honor what our loved ones are experiencing. We expand our own capacity to truly be with another in this way of deep listening and deep presence. Editorial Review from Brenda Fox, Hospice Chaplain:

“Dreaming into the Mystery draws us into a courageous, intimate and groundbreaking conversation with two powerful forces: our dying and our dreams. All humans experience both yet most are reluctant to embrace either. Mary Jo weaves personal transformation, deep feeling, and practice. Her potent storytelling combined with the meditations make this a valuable resource for anyone curious about the ways our dreams can guide us lovingly into the grandest mystery which is life.” Mary Jo works with dreamers at all ages and stages of life in person here in Estes Park or anywhere via video conference. Her groundbreaking work with dreams has been published in The Journal of Palliative Medicine and she has been interviewed on numerous podcasts about her work with dreams as well as a featured dream teacher in the Shift Network’s International Dreamwork Summit. Dreaming into the Mystery is available locally at Omnibus, Omens and the Wellness Cottage. It is also available on Amazon in ebook and paperback. To find our more about her work with dreams and/or to contact her, visit her dream website at www.maryjoheyen.com.

Estes Park Senior Citizens Center Menu May 31 – June 4 Monday, May 31

Country Fried Steak w/ mashed potatoes, gravy & vegetables

Tuesday, June 1

Grilled Chicken & Swiss Croissant w/ tomato salad

We are so proud of you!

Wednesday, June 2 Patty Melt Sandwich w/ Homemade Chips Thursday, June 3

Taco Salad w/ Chicken

Friday, June 4

Trout (4 oz) w/ Baked Potato & soup of the day

June 7 – June 11 Monday, June 7

Breakfast Burrito (eggs, cheese, refried beans & potatoes in floured tortilla) w/ green chili on the side Tuesday, June 8 BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwich w/ Baked Beans & coleslaw Wednesday, June 9 Vegetarian Burger (topped w/ mushrooms, Swiss cheese & avocado) w/ tomato salad Thursday, June 10 Meat Lasagna w/ garlic bread & side salad Friday, June 11 Tuna Salad Sandwich on wheat w/ Homemade Chips & 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 Monday, May 31st, you need to call before 1:00 PM on Friday, May 28th. For reservations call 970-581-2195 and leave a detailed message. Pre-paid meal tickets and membership forms are available at the Estes Park Senior Citizens Center located at 1760 Olympian Lane and at estesparkseniors.org The Center is OPEN (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 10-1; Tuesday 10-2) TriFit (MWF 10:30-11:15); Yoga/Balance (TT 10:15-11:00); Mahjong (Tuesdays 10-2) Reserved Meals-to-Go delivered to your vehicle or eat at the Senior Citizens Center Check out our website: estesparkseniors.org or call for the latest information

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Reminiscing Born on New Year’s Day in 1946, a woman named Kathleen was the first Baby Boomer to collect Social Security in 2007. I also happen to be a Baby Boomer, born just five years after World War II ended. Once in Vermont, while chatting with friends I said, “It is so exciting that when we get old, we will be this huge population of people who will get to mandate popular culture, music, fashion…. why everything!” One of those friends scoffed at me and said, “Nah uh. There will be so many of us there won’t be enough Social Security money to go around and we’ll all be destitute. ” I’m an optimist by nature and have great faith in what tomorrow will bring. This other person was a pessimist and a planner. Even though I’ve been depositing my Social Security check for four years I’m still aware that Boomers could have “broken the bank.” I feel like saying, I am so sorry! It was after the war; people were having babies. They didn’t think about the consequences. Be mad at them! Not my fault that I am the oldest of five Baby Boomers. That is and was my only thought about population-economics. Lately I’ve been thinking about another interesting phenomenon for Baby Boomers, how when you get older time seems to speed up. Today I measure my days by my morning vitamins and watch how quickly the weekly container empties out. I keep thinking, I just filled that. Maybe it somehow has to do with the pandemic and how the days have just slipped one into the other. I never used to have to think, “What day is it today?” I do that a lot now. Awareness of how fast time moves has started me thinking back and remembering different times of my life. Reminiscing. I had a saying once that said, “The older you get, the more like yourself you become.” I don’t know who said it and I can’t find it but I agree with it. I have always been happy even when I was going through drama. My mother used to say I had a life like a soap opera but I like to think of it as never turning down an adventure. While I haven’t been to Europe, Africa or Asia I did travel by MG across the Trans-Canada Highway. Leaving the States at Niagara Falls we came back through Glacier National Park. At that time the cost to drive through Glacier was $6.00 and being used to throwing change in toll booths back east, I thought that was way too much for a toll road. Just shows how ignorant I was back then. I think this was about 1974 or 5. After all those miles of Saskatchewan and Alberta prairie that went on seemingly forever, Going to the Sun Road was quite an experience. It was my first glimpse of a herd of elk. Who now, of course, use our driveway as a short cut. My next and last cross-country trip was moving to Idaho from New York a couple of years later in a 1960-something Valiant with a slant-6 engine named Bess. I drove that car to death and finally sold it in Boise. When a friend came to pick up Bess, she had been sitting outside undriven for about a year and while she had

an “I brake for Animals” sticker she also had no oil, anti-freeze or any other kind of liquid. After all the necessary fluids were added, she started right up for the guy who paid $100 for her. It’s fun to reminisce about those days of long road trips – floating in the Great Salt Lake, eating pieces of a coconut bought whole and split open with a hammer and screwdriver. Flying in a helicopter over Alcatraz. Trying to put up a tent in the Wyoming wind. The first time I saw the Rockies in the distance. The Bad Lands and Craters of the Moon National Monument. Falling in love with Sausalito and Marin County. With my brother, Johnny, Driving from New York to Florida in a Covair convertible. Recently, I took a “Girl’s Trip.” What is it about a girl’s trip that is so much fun? Is it the freedom with no responsibilities? Is it getting to spend lots of time spilling secrets? Non-stop snacking? Not being able to catch my breath, I was laughing so hard? Two girlfriends and I took a short trip a couple of weeks ago to pick up a kayak in Durango. A four-day, trip with all the important components: lots of snacks, a rousing road trip music selection, bathing suits for the hot springs, water and other beverages, hiking boots, sunglasses and ball caps. I also took reading material, Trevor Noah’s book, “Born a Crime” and the newest Vanity Fair. April brought poetry and Melissa, something from Edward Abby. We all had our phones for picture taking, road directions and checking in at home to make sure the dogs were still alive and everything was okay. (The dogs were still alive.) I’d known these two women for 20 years give or take. We met while all of us were directors of Larimer County non-profits. Melissa was the director of a program in Fort Collins; April, a program in Loveland and me right here in Estes Park. We had to write a couple of grants together and would often take the state and federal ones down to Denver to drop them off in person. And state conferences – lots of yearly conferences. We became close and the relationships formed over a shared belief in non-violence has lasted to the present. None of us does this work anymore though our beliefs remain as strong as ever. Our last trip together was the 2017 Washington D. C. Women’s March. The best part of this trip besides traveling with friends? Being served tater tots with green chili at our B&B (my new favorite dish) and one memory I’ll hold on to – a stop at Walmarts on the way out of Salida because April had forgotten her bathing suit. We convinced her to purchase a leopard-skin suit which I suspect she wore that night for the first and last time. She had no choice, we had 7:30 reservations at the hot springs in Durango. For Jean and Babs who really knew how to travel. Mary Mesropian has lived in the Estes Park area since 1994 and is a Celebrant, officiating weddings and other ceremonies and an Oral History Listener and Writer. Her email is maryruthdancer@yahoo.

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Five Fun Facts About… The Common Raccoon By: Dawn Wilson

This week’s featured subject is the common raccoon. Raccoons are one of the most ubiquitous animals in North America, found in just about every region of the U. S. — from the swamps of the southeast to the mountains of Colorado, and in rural or urban areas. The only environments they typically do not live are hot, dry

Raccoons use their dexterous hands and the ability to rotate their back feet 180 degrees to climb up and down trees.

climates like the deserts of Arizona and Nevada. Here are more fun facts about this masked bandit. 1. In the U. S., common raccoons are the largest member of the procyonid family, a group of tree-climbing mammals which includes coati and ringtail. Only the raccoon is found in Estes Valley. 2. Common raccoons can weigh up to

20 pounds and are about 35 to 45 inches in length. 3. Raccoons, with their excellent night vision and acute hearing, are primarily nocturnal and thrive under the cover of night. 4. The word “raccoon” is derived from an Algonquin word meaning “he scratches with his hands. ” 5. Unlike most animals, the raccoon

can descend a tree headfirst by rotating the hindfoot 180 degrees. Dawn Wilson is a professional and award-winning nature photographer who lives in Estes Park year-round. You can see more of her work, join one of her Rocky tours, and purchase prints and calendars at DawnWilsonPhotography.com or follow her on Instagram: @dawnwilsonphoto.

Although primarily nocturnal, raccoons will occasionally be seen during the edges of the day and most often near water.

Although many have a love-hate relationship with raccoons as they can be destructive around homes, you can't deny they do have an adorable yet mischievous look about them.

Raccoons have excellent night vision, a feature they take full advantage of to dig through garbage cans and dumpsters at night like this guy in downtown Estes Park.

Raccoons are excellent climbers and use this skill to climb up trees where they sleep during the day.

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EVRPD Elk Calving Season Tips For Lake Estes Trail Elk are present in our community yearround. Most often, they are very passive and casually walk throughout the community. During elk calving season, their attitudes change greatly. Cow elk are very protective of their calves, and potential conflicts with humans are possible. The Lake Estes Trail is a popular location for elk calving (birthing), especially the area near the MatthewsReeser Bird Sanctuary, located along the trail behind the Power Plant. Another popular calving area is behind the Estes Valley Fire Protection District headquarters, in the Cherokee Draw day-use area. Cow elk perceive humans and animals, including dogs, as predators to their newborn calves. Aggressive elk will charge humans and animals, and cow elk will “box” humans and animals with their front legs, inflicting bodily harm. In the past, we have had people chased and a few injuries have occurred. Some people walking along the Lake Estes Trail have even chosen to jump into the lake to get away from aggressive elk. The highest concentration of conflicts between elk and trail users takes place between May 15 and June 15, when most

elk calves are born. Approximately eight to 12 calves are born in or near the Matthews-Reeser Bird Sanctuary each spring. The Estes Valley Recreation and Park District’s approach to handling elk con-

education and warnings to park and trail users. Large signs are placed on both sides of the Lake Estes Trail, at both the east and west ends of the MatthewsReeser Bird Sanctuary, and in any and all areas where elk calving activity is evi-

flict includes a variety of methods to provide park and trail user safety, as well as wildlife safety. Methods include posting increased signage, public education, and utilizing a volunteer wildlife safety team on the Lake Estes Trail to provide

dent. The larger signs read, “Caution – Elk Calving Area – Aggressive Elk May Be Present – Proceed at Your Own Risk.” During elk calving season, EVRPD recommends that all park and trail users take an alternate route around active elk-

calving areas. The wildlife volunteer safety team on the Lake Estes Trail strives to manage the high concentration portions of elkcalving areas along the Lake Estes Trail and assist in avoiding potentially dangerous encounters. With the unpredictable nature of when, where, and how many elk calves will be born in and around the MatthewsReeser Bird Sanctuary, there is no simple answer to the management of these areas during the elk-calving season. The best advice is to be very aware of your surroundings, if you see any along the trail , turn around and take another route. We are fortunate to live in a community that has unique challenges related to wildlife inhabiting this area. Please let this article serve as a precaution to all Lake Estes park and trail users that the MatthewsReeser Bird Sanctuary and surrounding locations during elkcalving season. If you see a protective female elk in a public area with the potential to endanger people, please call the Estes Park Police Department at (970) 5864000 and ask to have an on-call Colorado Parks and Wildlife officer dispatched. In case of emergency, call 911. If you have any questions about the Lake Estes Trail or other EVRPD facilities, visit the Estes Valley Rec and Park District website at www.evrpd.com.

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Who Was Joseph J. Duncan Jr.? Oftentimes across the country, American Legion Posts are named after a favorite son who perished in service to our nation and it’s no different in Estes Park. At its October 2002 meeting, Legion membership voted unanimously to dedicate Post 119 in the name of Joseph J. Duncan Jr. But who was Joseph J. Duncan Jr.? Terry Rizzuti, Post 119’s Past Commander, has researched and put together this short piece to share with readers a little bit about this young man who gave his life for our country. “Junior” Duncan, as he was nicknamed, was born in Estes Park in February 1912. The son of Joseph J. Duncan Sr. and Alice Duncan, his father was the local Justice of the Peace and a real estate agent. His mother, Alice, was active in the town’s First Presbyterian Church and a sponsor of the Westminster Guild. Junior had two sisters. While a student at Estes Park schools, Junior was voted “most popular boy” in 1929 and named valedictorian of the

class of 1931. Junior was famous for his skiing achievements and competed in many major ski competitions throughout the United States. In 1934 he won the Second Annual U. S. National Amateur Ski Championship held at Hidden Valley in Rocky Mountain National Park. An adventurer at heart, in the mid-thirties he worked as a crew member with steamships traveling the Atlantic Ocean and also directed tours in Europe. It was during one such tour that he met and married Audrey Cory of New York City. They later had a daughter.

lieutenant in January 1943 and promoted to first lieutenant eight months later. Eventually Junior was transferred to the 10th Division Recruit School where he recruited qualified skiers and mountain men to serve overseas. By May of 1944 he became a company commander with the rank of captain. In December 1944, Captain Duncan Continuing to use his skiing prowess, traveled to Newport News, Virginia. when the famous Sun Valley Ski Resort From there he ventured with his comopened in Idaho, he worked as a ski inpany as it sailed for Naples, Italy on Janustructor for two winters. ary 3, 1945. In April, three weeks before Junior was eager to serve his country and enlisted in the U. S. Army in January Hitler committed suicide and the Nazis 1942 as a private. He volunteered for the surrendered, ending the war in Europe, Captain Duncan was killed in combat newly formed 87th Mountain Infantry Battalion based at Fort Lewis, Washing- during mop-up operations in the mountains of Northern Italy. ton and subsequently moved with his Now, as you’re sitting on a stool at The unit from Ft. Lewis to what was then known as Camp Hale in Colorado. Next Tavern and someone curiously asks why it was off to Officers Candidate School at Estes Park’s American Legion Post is known as the Joseph J. Duncan Jr. Post Fort Benning, Georgia, where he was 119, you’ll be able to share the answer. commissioned as an infantry second


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Local Rotary Clubs Reap District Recognition Awards By: Rita DuChateau

of the Sunrise club, Bill At the Annual Rotary InSolms is president of the ternational District 5440 Rotary Club of Estes Park, Conference, held virtually and Janet Zeschin is presion May 21 and 22, District dent of the Longs Peak Governor Chris Woodruff club. presented two awards to “It’s been a tough year for the Estes Park Rotary us all, but our clubs have, clubs. every day in a quiet way, Honoring this year’s Rokept the Rotary spirit alive. Bill Solms tary International theme, These clubs have had a lit“Opening Up Opportunitle more on their plates ties,” Woodruff recognized than the rest of us,” he said. The Rotary Club of Estes Woodruff praised the Park (Noon Rotary) for clubs for overcoming a creatively sponsoring its double dose of adversity in annual Duck Race in 2020 the past year. First, they and 2021, overcoming the dealt with the pandemic, many challenges posed by which affected the health of putting on a major the residents as well as the fundraiser during a global tourist-based economy of pandemic. He noted that Janet Zeschin Estes Park. Then, Estes the 2021 event raised Park found itself in the nearly $119,000 for Estes path of the two largest Valley charities. He praised wildfires in state history. the club’s creativity in planThe fires threatened the ning a virtual Duck Race town’s destruction and in the fall of 2020 (which forced residents to evacuate raised $96,577) and a live“under very black skies of streamed race at the Estes ash.” Woodruff noted that Valley Community Center he stayed in contact with pool in 2021. presidents Nicholson, “It all worked out really Solms and Zeschin as they well,” Woodruff said. “The Karen Nicholson headed out of town to shelclub came up with someters in late October. thing completely new and different and “I am so incredibly proud of these made the event successful.” three clubs. The presidents kept in close Woodruff also presented an Overcom- touch with each other and then came ing Adversity Award to The Estes Valley back and got busy with Rotary work. Sunrise Club, The Rotary Club of Estes Congratulations on showing us the way Park and the Longs Peak Rotary Club for to overcome adversity!” leadership during the historic wildfires Rotary District 5440 encompasses 54 and evacuation of the town of Estes Park clubs in Northern Colorado, Wyoming, in October. Karen Nicholson is president Western Nebraska and Idaho.

Community Yard Sale Saturday, May 29 The Community Yard Sale will be held this Saturday, May 29th, weather permitting. Setup will begin at 7 a.m. and then open to public at 8 a.m. until 12 noon. Location of the sale will be at Estes

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

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What’s Happening At The Estes Valley Library HOURS & SERVICES Current Open Hours: Mondays - Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Library collections are open, along with Internet computers and printing on the first floor. Curbside pick-up service and 24/7 outdoor Wi-Fi are also available. Full details at estesvalleylibrary.org. Memorial Day Closure The library will be closed all day this Monday, May 31 for the Memorial Day holiday. Current hours resume at 10 a. m. on Tuesday, June 1 Extended Hours and Access begin July 6 New hours and the re-opening of the Library’s second floor will begin on Tuesday, July 6. Watch for updates in this space during June and at estesvalleylibrary.org. ESTES GROWS READERS Library Storytime Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. in the Hondius Room Children ages 0 to 6 and their families can enjoy stories, songs, puppets and activities, all designed to stimulate a child’s cognitive development. Visit the Events

Calendar at estesvalleylibrary.org for updates. No sign-up required (Thursdays only for now). 100 Free Books for a Preschooler Sign up to receive a packet of four picture books mailed to your child’s home each week, to build to a library of 100 books. The program is for local preschoolers entering Kindergarten this fall. Full details at estesvalleylibrary.org. SUMMER READING PROGRAM 2021 Log Reading Time and Earn Prizes For all ages. Summer is a great time to read for pleasure and earn prizes. This year’s theme is “Tails and Tales.” Visit estesvalleylibrary.org for full details on this summer’s program, beginning on May 21. Made possible by the Library

Estes Park Women’s Golf Association Results for May 25, 2021 Today was a fun day of golf with each foursome paired as an ABCD team. One best net ball of the foursome was scored on all par 4 & 5 and all four net balls were scored on par 3. Winners Two teams were tied for 1st Place Carla Spreng-Webb, Jane McAfee,

Nancy Fuller, Marilyn Soby Cindy Mineier, Judi Cunningham, Kathy Bryson, Laura Mulder If any women are interested in joining EPWGA please contact our President, Carla Spreng-Webb carla.spreng@gmail.com.

Estes Park 18 Hole Men’s Golf Association Results Congratulations to all winners and participants 5/24/21 Results Net Blue/White Rod Unruh 67 Jim Gallup 68 Joel Moore 69 Jim Matthies 70 Drew Webb 72 Mike Williams 72 John Tessler 73 Russ Schneider 73 Tony Fink 73 Stan Gengler 73 David Clement 73 Stan Osborne 74 Pete Johnson 74 Mike Johnston 74 Virgil Yarbrough 74 Chuck Slicker 74

Steve Nagl 74 Al Wagner 75 Brad Anderson 75 Scott Dorman 75 Don Bryson 75 Charley Griffin 75 Henry Glover 75 Dave McAfee 75 Net Red/Gold George Smith 68 Bill Sweet 68 Tom Washburn 73 Pete Smith 74 Doug McPherson 76 Ron Spurlin 78 Jack Holmquist 78 Bob Butler 79 Closest to the Pin #2 - Austin Logan - $15 #10 - Don Saucier - $15

Friends & Foundation. THE TWIG MINI-BRANCH The library mini-branch at the Estes Valley Community Center (EVCC) is open. Patrons are again able to request library materials to be sent to the Twig at EVCC, where they can be checked out using the self-serve kiosk on the building’s lower level. The location offers convenient parking and drive-up outdoor book returns. BOOK-A-LIBRARIAN Free Legal Self-Help Clinic Wednesday, June 9, 2-5 p.m., by phone appointment One-on-one legal advice with an attorney is available for those who do not have their own personal attorney. Appointments are necessary, and can be scheduled by calling 970-586-8116. More information at estesvalleylibrary.org/legalclinic. BOOK DISCUSSIONS Chamber Book Club: “The Referral Engine” Friday, June 11, 11 a. m. to noon, via Zoom In his book, marketing expert John Jantsch offers practical techniques for harnessing the power

of referrals to ensure a steady flow of new customers, who in turn refer your business to even more customers. The conversation will be facilitated by the Estes Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Donna Carlson. Sign up at estesvalleylibrary.org. Crisis Advocates Book Club: “How We Fight for Our Lives” Wednesday, June 23, 6 to 7 p.m., Wasson Room An Estes Valley Crisis Advocate will lead a conversation on Saeed Jones’s coming-of-age memoir about a young, black, gay man from the South as he fights to carve out a place for himself within family, country, and his own hopes and dreams. Sign up at estesvalleylibrary.org. RESEARCH & PERFORMANCE Young Chautauqua Performances Online This year’s Young Chautauqua performances are now available to watch on YouTube. Last spring, dozens of local costumed student-performers presented live first-person monologues as historic characters and fielded audience questions. Look for the YouTube link at the webpage footer at estesvalleylibrary.org. FRIENDS & FOUNDATION Cliffhanger Used Books: open daily Cliffhanger Used Books, operated by the Library Friends & Foundation, offers gently-used books, movies, and music at discount prices. Current hours are Mondays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.

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Celebrate Summer: Read For Pleasure, And Earn Great Prizes

Library Extended Hours, 2nd Floor Opens On July 6 New hours, new access, and new enhancements are coming to the Estes Valley Library. The next phase is made possible by the recent easing of many public health restrictions, and through the planned hirings to fill several current staffing vacancies. The Library staff and trustees express their appreciation to the community for many months of adjusting to public health protocols and the related changes in the operations of the facility: the closure and shift to virtual services (March

16, 2020) ; the introduction of curbside services (May 2020) ; the re-opening of the building (June 2020) ; and expansion to current hours, with the introduction of a village-wide catalog (September 2020). That journey runs full circle with the return to fuller services on July 6, 2021. For continuing updates, visit estesvalleylibrary.org, or like the Library’s Facebook page. Questions? Connect with us at (970) 586-8116 or anytime at answers@estesvalleylibrary.org.

Grand Opening For Stella’s Place June 2 The Estes Valley Library invites all ages to celebrate the arrival of summer, an ideal season to read for pleasure. The Library’s Summer Reading Program makes it easy to log your reading time online, with reading-challenge prizes and grand-prize drawings now through July 31. This summer’s theme is “Tails and Tales.” Reading is a perfect way to relax and de-stress. For adults, the Summer Reading Program provides the incentive to find those precious minutes every day to set aside reading time. For students, studies show that reading for enjoyment helps prevent the so-called “summer slide.” Through reading, kids return to school in the fall ready to learn. Listening to books, including both digital audio and books-on-CD, also counts as part of everyone’s Summer Reading goals. The program also encourages shared family experiences, including read-aloud time with young children (there’s even a sign-up for babies and toddlers). Children will enjoy Summer Reading prizes like a Color-Me Turtle, an Animal Hopper Ball, and of course, free books to

Stella’s Place will cut the ribbon with the Chamber and Mayor Koenig on keep and build a home library of story- Wednesday, June 2, 11:00 a.m. The books. event also celebrates expanded summer Teen participants ages 11 to 18 will hours for Seasoned - an American earn books to keep just for signing up— Bistro. and a 4M Solar Rover STEM Activity Stella’s Place is named for Ms. Stella Kit for completing 20 hours of reading. Miller, a transplant to Estes Park from Those who complete the challenge will Pennsylvania in the early years of the be entered into a drawing for a Samsung 20th century. She joined her brother and Galaxy Tablet. sister in the ‘Dutch Kitchen’, a specialty For adults, complete just one of eight bakeshop located in the current locaReading Challenges and enter a drawing tion. The dessert menu at Stella’s will infor a local-business gift card of your clude ideas inspired by the Dutch choice—then complete five Challenges Kitchen; pies, tarts, cakes and cookies. to enter the Grand-Prize drawing. Stella bought out her siblings and built Library collections are filled with ma- the Prospect Inn in 1915. Her accomterials to inspire reading for every age group. In addition, digital collections offer the convenience of downloading books, audiobooks, comic books and magazine 24/7 from anywhere. Look for full details about the 2021 Summer Reading Program at estesvalleylibrary.org. Sign up, and let reading be a source of joy and satisfaction all summer long. Thank you to the Library Friends & Foundation and donors for making the Summer Reading Program possible.

Tennis Anyone? Residents and summer visitors are invited to join the Estes Park tennis community. We play at the courts in Stanley Park, near the high school. Men’s and women’s doubles on weekday mornings and mixed doubles on Sunday afternoons. We would love to see you out on the courts. For more information, call Sally at 970-577-9752.

modations were billed as ‘the place to stay in Estes Park’, hence the name Stella’s Place. About Stella’s Place and SeasonedStella’s Place is the sister restaurant to ‘Seasoned ~ An American Bistro’, located next door to Seasoned at 207 Park Lane in beautiful Estes Park, Colorado. Our menu will include globally inspired soups, salads, sandwiches, small plates and picnics-to-go. Our beverage menu is filled with interesting wine, craft beers and cocktails. You can enjoy both menus indoors or outdoors on the patio with wonderful views of the continental divide and Bond Park in downtown Estes Park.

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Summer Programs For Nonprofits By: Karen McPherson

Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center (EPNRC) announces summer programs that include everything from a six-part board governance training series to a workshop on understanding and engaging youth in professional and service work. EPNRC will continue to host its monthly Partnership Network meeting for local, county, and state nonprofit organizations. In August, Lunch and Learn will return with a focus on Human Resources. Nonprofit Governance Board Training Nonprofit Governance Board Training will prepare nonprofit boards for confident leadership. The Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center (EPNRC) believes it is important to support volunteer board members in understanding their roles and responsibilities to ensure they are prepared to knowledgeably guide nonprofits. This valuable training series meets an ongoing need as local nonprofit boards are always transitioning and adding new members. This program is executed by local nonprofit consultant, Mark Holdt, of Mountain Sage Consulting. Mark has over 35 years of experience providing board of director training and is familiar with the unique issues of Estes Park volunteer board members. Estes Park's nonprofit organizations provide essential programs and services to our community. This past year has

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presented unique challenges as nonprofits stretch their resources to meet pressing needs. During this time, strong leadership from their respective governing boards is essential. The Estes Park Nonprofit Governance Training Series provides nonprofit leaders, both Board and staff, with solid proven concepts for developing a great governing board. The series consists of six separate two-hour presentations that every nonprofit organization in Estes Park can benefit from receiving. Thanks to the Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary, this training series is offered free of charge to local nonprofits. The Training Series will meet Wednesdays, 11 - 1 pm August - October.

• Recruiting High Powered Board Members • How to Build a Solid Board Structure • How to Maintain a Strategic Focus • How to Provide Financial Oversight • How to Position your Board as Advocates • How to Govern Through Effective Policy To register for this program, go to epnonprofit.org. This series is hosted by EPRNC and paid for by a grant from the Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary. Positive Youth Development Training offered June 21 Founded on existing literature and informed by communities, Colorado defines PYD uniquely as a universal approach with a practical lens that cuts across multiple risk factors and across all levels of prevention. PYD in Colorado is an evidence-based

approach that guides communities and organizations in the way that they organize services, opportunities and supports so that all youth can be engaged and reach their full potential. Nonprofit organizations, caregivers, parents, and grandparents are encouraged to participate in this training, offered free of charge. Registration opens soon at epnonprofit.org. This program is brought to you by EPNRC and Larimer County Dept. of Health & Environment Partnership Network Every month, EPNRC hosts a roundtable of nonprofit leaders representing Estes Park, Larimer County, and the state. The Partnership Network meetings provide updates, seek support, and inspire collaboration. Often, efforts are strengthened in real-time as partners identify ways to work together and new ideas are explored. Meetings are on the first Wednesday of each month. Noon1:15pm. Upcoming dates are June 2, July 7, and August 4. Lunch @ Learn After a summer break in June and July, August Lunch & Learn will resume with a focus on Human Resources. Lunch & Learn will continue on the third Thursday of each month through the fall. Next program is August 19, noon-1:15pm Registration and more information on all programs is available at epnonprofit.org

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Following collection of public input over three years and a recent exploratory electric motorized bike (e-bike) study on trails at Devil’s Backbone Open Space in 2020, Larimer County Department of Natural Resources (LCDNR) will expand access for individuals with a mobility disability to use e-bikes as an “other powered mobility device.” Beginning July 1, the expansion allows individuals with a mobility disability to access all LCDNR’s paved and natural surface trails where bikes are allowed. Additionally, LCDNR will continue to allow Class 1 and 2 e-bikes on all paved surface trails and will continue existing regulations to prohibit e-bikes and other motorized devices (except for those individuals with a mobility disability) on natural surface trails managed by LCDNR. Factors taken into consideration for this decision included public comment and survey results, the public’s desire for greater accessibility for those with disabilities, existing regional e-bike opportunities, e-bikes as alternative forms of transportation on paved, regional trails, natural surface trail congestion at parks

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The Thompson Group Gives Back On Red Day

Since May 2009, the entire Keller Williams company – from the U. S. and Canada to our family abroad – sets aside the second Thursday in May to Renew, Energize, and Donate within the communities we serve. Giving back is an essential part of the Keller Williams culture, and The Thompson Group was proud to participate in Red Day, 2021. While there are so many worthwhile areas to serve in the Estes Valley, this year The Thompson Group chose to honor the Estes Park Police Department. “2020 was a very trying year for law enforcement professionals world-wide, and we wanted to let our local police department know how much we respect them and

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Grateful For Community Partners By: Brian Schaffer

Over the last year I have been turned on to an author who wrote a book entitled “Atomic Habits.” In addition to his book, he sends out weekly emails with three ideas, two quotes, and one question. I have found these emails very insightful and wanted to share one of his quotes with you this week. "The way someone else perceives what you do is a result of their own experiences (which you can't control), their own preferences (which you can't predict), and their own expectations (which you don't set). If your choices don’t match their expectations that is their concern, not yours.” This thought came at a very timely occasion for me, because I have many voices speaking into my life and I sincerely want to value each of them, but realize my decisions might not always align with everyone’s experiences, preferences, and/or expectations. In spite of this, I think there are ways to place value and worth on people even though you might not agree in every area of life. Let’s keep working hard to sustain healthy relationships knowing that the small stuff we worry about today won’t matter much in a year from now. Finding common ground with people we are in relationship with is so important. “If it is possi-

ble, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.” Romans 12:18 We are continuing to see individuals and families coming in for groceries, so we know there are still needs in our little mountain town. Because of the relationships established with people coming in, we’ve been able to hear success stories of more hours at work, bills being paid off, necessary medical procedures being taken care of, and in general, a list of good reports of how people are getting to a better place than they were in last year at this time. Grateful hearts have expressed their thankfulness for the many ways Crossroads has helped them on their journey. We realize the journey is a walk of faith at times and we are grateful for the many people who partner with us to make sure we have the resources available to meet the needs of our neighbors who come to us for help. Thank you seems not enough at times for the way you and others have helped us fulfill our mission of practicing Christian love by providing basic human services to Estes Valley residents in need. We appreciate the wonderful way our little mountain town takes care of each other during times of need. Keep up the good work!

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Paper, Paper Everywhere By: Judi Smith

Yes, paper is recyclable, but, unlike glass and metal, this recyclability does not last forever. Each time paper is recycled, it becomes a little less viable and, once it progresses to that lower level of product, it cannot regain its original stature. By the time it becomes paper towels, tissues, and toilet paper, it is no longer recyclable – but it is compostable. Recycling is a strange and complex commodity, extremely market driven and very much subject to vacillating supply and demand. The more recyclable paper is collected, the greater the glut, the lower the value. However, the more products made of recycled paper are in demand, the higher the pricepoint, and the more the MRF can charge for their product. This tends to drive recycling rebates and tipping fees up and down like a yoyo and make it difficult for the recycler to maintain a consistent level of short term profitability. Whether a company is for profit or non profit, they cannot exist in the negative. Buying paper with recycled content is a step in the right direction. However, reducing and refusing to use paper is a better answer. This is a clear cut solution that I am not always very proficient at observing. I like to read books, magazines, and newspapers in hard copy – not screen. I like to write on paper, and then transfer to the computer. (For this I make scratch pads of paper not fully used on both sides). This tendency, is possibly due to the fact that I learn best through kinetic exposure, but is probably due to my age. No-one is perfect, but I am trying to learn. … That approach is changing with the advent of computers. My daughters, who were exposed to computers in junior high school, use tablets and phones to research, to read, and to write. My grandchildren, who were proficient before first grade, keep their to-do lists, shopping lists, wish lists, and “notes to self ” in computerized format. I still use a bulletin board and a filing cabinet – but I am working on it. Some paper products will last to posterity, particularly books, including pa-

perbacks. (If you do not want to keep them, donate them to Cliffhanger for someone else to enjoy.) In this week’s research, I discovered that there is a market now for magazines (and sometimes newspapers) from the 1960s -50s – 40s – 30s – now considered collectibles. Old corrugated cardboard boxes are certainly reusable If you need some, contact Estes Park Brewery or Snowy Peaks Winery. If you have too many, donate to the UPS Store, along with other packing supplies. If you have a surplus of gift boxes, wrapping paper, or present decorations (like ribbon) to share, call Simply Christmas. Saving from year to year and wrapping creatively often results in no need to buy supplies. What other paper products can you find to reuse? Other single streamed paper (and cardboard) products: paper plates, phone books, puzzle books, paperboard (cereal) boxes, tissue boxes, center rolls from rolls of various paper products (for those who still use them), milk and juice cartons (thoroughly rinsed) and also magazines (if you don’t want to save them) make creative DIY projects or hours of crafting fun for wee ones during school vacation. Not into crafting? Just rethink before you drop them into the bin. Is there a creative way to reuse? If not: Most paper products (unless they are melded with other (materials, often plastic) can be single streamed at the Transfer Station ($) or the Residential Recycling Center (free). The RRC source separates old corrugated cardboard. Businesses re not permitted to use the RRC. The collection yards in Loveland, Fort Collins, and in Boulder County often have source separated bins for white office paper – that accommodate white shredded office paper. Check their websites to be sure. And remember, for those who prefer to see someone else shred their paper, Estes Recycles Day is on August 7 this year. New location: The Event Center Parking accessible from Manford Avenue. Agree? Disagree? Questions? Comments? RRRcyc@signsandwishes.com

Allenspark's Hilltop Guild Has Many Events Planned For This Summer The snow has finally melted in Allenspark, home of the Hilltop Guild, where a summer full of events will be taking place from a series of rummage sales to the annual August bazaar. The first rummage sale of the season takes place on Saturday, June 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. featuring an artsy-craftsy theme. Beads, ribbon-boxes, artwork, photos and paintings will be sold in addition to knick-knacks Members of Hilltop Guild with “Lady of the Mountains” tree sculpture. from the Guild's White Elephant. Get While the bazaar is the high point of your hot dogs and sodas here, too. the summer, a fourth and final rumHand-colored photos by local artist mage sale will take place Sept. 25 at the Cheryl Pennington are for sale. Fall Festival. Hilltop Guild is located at 18720 HighNow that Covid restrictions have been way 7, just three miles southeast from relaxed, those visiting the Guild for the downtown Allenspark en route to Lyons. first time in more than a year should be The second rummage sale will take sure to take a close look at “Lady of the place on July 10 and the third will take Mountains,” the tree-carving by “Chainplace on Aug. 7 in conjunction with the saw Mama,” Faye Braaten of Loveland, Guild's annual bazaar. The bazaar will that graces the front yard of Kelley feature a taco truck, frozen ices for sale, House. haircuts, homemade fudge and peanut For more information about upcoming brittle, plus the usual sought-after array events, contact summer President of handmade items from chokecherry Donna Squyres or Vice President and rhubarb jellies to tea towels, from Katharine Burton at quilts to weavings, which are sold every thehilltopguild@gmail.com. Or visit our year. With the money raised from the web page at www.hilltopguild.com. And rummage sales and bazaar, the Guild visit our Facebook page at then offers scholarships to high school www.facebook.com/TheHilltopGuild. students in Allenspark, Lyons and Estes Like our page! Park as they plan for college.

Old Time Music To Play At Coffee On The Rocks This Sunday, May 30 the Old Time Spirit Band will be playing from 12-3 p.m. at Coffee on the Rocks. Stop down and enjoy some great food and beverages while you listen to some great, old time music.

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The Old Gallery In Allenspark Celebrates Art, Music & Memorial Day This Memorial Day Weekend promises to be a lot better than last year, now that COVID-19 restrictions aren’t as stringent. “This is great news for The Old Gallery in Allenspark and we’re happy to be celebrating with a lot of art, music and fun,” said The Old Gallery Board Chair Laurie Von Wald. On Saturday, The Old Gallery visitors can enjoy a free hot dog, live music, a free raffle and art by more than 25 talented local and regional artists. It’s also the Grand Opening of the seasonal Rocky Mountain Nature Conservancy Store in one wing of The Old Gallery. The Old Gallery will be open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Artists demonstrations are scheduled on Sunday and Monday. • Julie Neri, hand-built pottery, Sunday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. • Terry Kasprzak, Sunday, 1-4 p.m., pencil drawing • Kitty Burton, watercolor painting, Monday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. • Lori Rentz, glass art, 1-4 p.m. Monday. The Old Gallery is proud to have added 10 new artists this year: Ann Barnsley, pottery, Jennifer Nicholson, woodland creator; Susan Krauth,

acrylics; Sheila Marie, oils; Sheila Marie Darlene Bushue, photography, events or weddings yet, at least we can Patti Harrison, jewelry, Lois Rentz, incelebrate Memorial Day weekend and fused glass, Mary Morse, fiber art, Julie enjoy a little bit of normalcy.” Neri, pottery and Kitty Burton, oils, waThe Old Gallery provides a wide range tercolor and pastels. of services include the twice-monthly Visitors can sign up for a free raffle on Community Cupboard Food Bank, both Saturday and Sunday. Community Closet, yoga and wellness “It’s been a tough year for everyone and classes, tourist information and providing a home to 25+ local and regional artists to display and sell their creations. The Old Gallery is a center for community, arts and visitors and is located at 14863 Hwy. 7 in Allenspark. It is only 20 minutes from Estes Park and Lyons.

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Singer/songwriter and guitarist Laurie Dameron will perform from noon until 3:00 on Saturday. A two-time recipient of awards from Billboard Magazine and three-time winner of the Colorado Music Business Associations Song Contest in 2013, 2014 and 2015, Dameron is best known for her jazz, R & B and blues performances.

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our nonprofit center for community and the arts is no different,” said Von Wald. “We’ve been fortunate that our community has generously supported us during the pandemic so we didn’t have to close our doors. While we can’t host large

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Come and enjoy a night of fun and music with Open Mic Night featuring Steve and Becky Childs (cinnamon rolls) with their band Childsplay. It will be at the Glen Haven Town Hall on Friday evening June 4th. Bring a chair and enjoy!

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Is It Baby Blues, Or Perinatal Mood And Anxiety Disorder?

Motherhood, pregnancy and having a baby brings about big changes! Many mothers expected it would be the happiest time of their lives and wonder why they don’t feel that way. They wonder if their feelings are normal, the “baby blues,” depression, anxiety, or something more. The answer is often tied to duration and severity of symptoms. The period of time during pregnancy and up to one year after birth is called the perinatal period. Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders are common during this time. Up to one in seven mothers, and one in ten fathers, struggle with their mental health during this time (PSI International). Anxiety feels like chronic nervousness or an inability to control worry. It can manifest mentally, as racing thoughts; emotionally, as irritability; and physically as insomnia, nausea, hot flashes, and dizziness. Depression can look like apathy (a lack of interest in the baby or in activities you used to enjoy), enduring sadness, feeling tired, trouble focusing, sleeping or eating more-or-less than usual, and feelings of low self-esteem. When very severe, you may have thoughts of harming yourself or the baby, or feel like you don’t want to go on. Some women will experience unwanted, upsetting and intrusive thoughts, and a desire to escape. Postpartum psychosis is rare, but real, and considered a mental health emergency. Symptoms usually start within a few weeks after the baby is delivered. It may look like extreme difficulty responding to the baby, and progress to symptoms such as: confusion; hallucinations (hearing, seeing, or smelling things that are not there); delusions (thoughts that are very unlikely to be true); intrusive and unwanted thoughts; a loss of inhibition (doing things you normally

wouldn’t do); mania (e.g. feeling energetic, on top of the world, or unstoppable), depression, or rapidly changing moods; and/or feeling unusually fearful or suspicious. Help is available! If you or someone you love are experiencing some of these symptoms, it is important to reach out to your obstetrician, healthcare provider or call 9-1-1. If you or someone you love is having thoughts of harming yourself or your baby, it is vital that you seek immediate help from your partner, family or close friend, and call 9-1-1 for assistance. Community Announcement: EVICS is looking for mothers who are interested in connecting for fun, friendship, and support-and we need your input to help us know what matters to you! Please call Stacy at EVICS Family Resource Center (970) 4807449 if you are interested in joining our advisory committee, or for more information about our Mothers Café.

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National Poppy Day To Be Celebrated By American Legion Post 119 By: Laurie Button

National Poppy Day will be celebrated across the nation May 28th. Members of American Legion Auxiliary Post 119 will be at Safeway and the Estes Park Post Office from noon to 2 p.m. to hand out

poppies, distribute copies of the poem “In Flanders Field,” and collect donations to support local veterans. There will also be a table at the Legion during the Friday night dinner. After World War I, poppies bloomed prolifically above the battlegrounds of Europe because the ground had been disturbed. That’s exactly what the dormant seeds beneath the surface needed to grow. As soldiers returned from the war, they brought memories of barren landscapes transformed by wild poppies, red as the blood that had soaked the soil. By that miracle of nature, the spirit of their lost comrades lived on and the poppy became a symbol of the lives sacrificed in war, reflecting the hope that none had died in vain. The American Legion Auxiliary poppy continues to bloom today, representing the casualties of four wars—its fragile petals of red paper bound together for veterans by veterans—reminding Americans that the men and women who died for their country deserve to be remembered. The origin of the poppy as a memorial flower honoring war dead can be traced to a single American woman: Moina Michael. She was so moved by Lt. Col.

McCrae’s poem, “In Flanders Fields,” that she wrote a response: . .. the blood of heroes never dies But lends a luster to the red Of the flower that blooms above the dead

In Flanders’ Fields. Then, on impulse, she bought a bouquet of poppies—all that New York City’s Wanamaker’s Department Store had—and handed them to businessmen meeting at the New York YMCA where she worked. She asked them to wear the poppy as a tribute to those who had fallen. That was November 1918. Later she would spearhead a campaign that resulted in the adoption of the poppy as the national symbol of sacrifice. National Poppy Day is a tradition dating back to the American Legion Auxiliary’s first National Convention in the early 1920s when the red poppy was adopted as The American Legion Family’s memorial flower. ALA members distribute millions of poppies annually across the country in exchange for donations that go directly to assist disabled and hospitalized veterans in our communities. The financial benefit realized by our nation’s veterans as a result is huge; almost four million American Legion Auxiliary poppies are distributed each year, raising more than $2 million. —Excerpted in part from www.alaforveterans.org. Some additional content has been added.

Drought Conditions To The Editor: I recently overheard a conversation between two Safeway customers. One said we're no longer experiencing drought. The other said dry conditions are worse now than they have been in many years. Both were right. A drought monitor report released on May 20 (https://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/CurrentMap.aspx) shows that Larimer County has received ample snow and rain since the beginning of the year, so we are officially not in a drought at present. However, the new report also shows that 43% of Colorado, especially the western and southwestern parts, currently have severe, extreme, or exceptional drought. Other states west of us are experiencing much worse conditions. As detailed in a May 24 Associated Press report (https://www.yahoo.com/news/grimwestern-fire-season-starts180342026.html), "A year ago, none of Arizona, Nevada and Utah was in extreme or exceptional drought, but now more than 90% of Utah, 86% of Arizona and 75% of Nevada is in those highest drought categories…” In addition, New Mexico jumped from being 4% in the highest categories a year ago to 77% now, and more than 73% of California is currently experiencing extreme or exceptional drought. Another report recently released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Ad-

ministration illustrates how temperatures across the American West have been rising as a result of global warming. Since the early 1900s, average temperatures have increased by as much as 4 degrees F. The warmer air absorbs moisture from the soils, and average soil moisture levels in the Western U.S. in April were at or near their lowest levels since around 1900. As a consequence, trees and plants are very dry, providing fuel for wildfires. In addition, precipitation across large parts of the West has been far below normal this spring (less than 10% in some areas), and snowpack is measuring at roughly half of normal. In Colorado, the spring snowpack ranges from 3035% in the southwest corner of the state to roughly 115-120% farther to the northeast. We're fortunate here in Larimer County now, but we shouldn't be complacent. Our situation could change rapidly. Most of Colorado went from drought-free during 2019 to extreme or exceptional drought categories in 2020, and we should be prepared for changing conditions. Practice fire mitigation in forests and around homes, conserve water (the next big issue); and, above all, we should reduce our burning of fossil fuels, which is the major cause of global warming and climate change. Gordon MacAlpine Estes Park

RMNP Timed Entry Permit System: Additive vs Exponential To The Editor: Retirees come to EP for access to RMNP; and many in the working population live in EV for access to the Park. The increase in lifetime pass holders and annual pass holders is additive, while the increase in day and weekend visitors is exponential corresponding to the outsized growth of the greater Denver area.

NPS' ROMO should manage access for the latter population and refrain restricting right of use of the prior. All parties would support the integrity of this common sense approach. Sincerely, Dr. Paul Dianish Estes Park

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Alan Joseph Fraundorf Alan Joseph Fraundorf, 68, of Estes Park, Colorado passed away unexpectedly in his home on May 4, 2020. Alan was born on August 9, 1951 to Barney and Marie Fraundorf in Granite City, Illinois. After graduating from Madison Senior High School in 1969, he went on to study computer science at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. After graduation, he joined Shell Oil Company as a computer programmer and shortly moved to Houston, Texas where he progressed through the ranks to Chief Information Officer of Royal Dutch Shell’s IT services division over a 31-year distinguished career. He traveled all over the world for work during this period where he constantly struggled with hitting his knees on the seat backs in front of him due to his tall stature. It’s no wonder he didn’t travel much after retirement! Escaping the heat and humidity of Houston, Alan moved to Estes Park in 2004 where he first dabbled in custom home building, before joining the Town of Estes Park to help manage their IT infrastructure. This allowed him to also form a special relationship with the local police department which was close to his heart as his father was the Sheriff of Madison, Illinois where he spent much of his youth helping his dad at the county jail. Alan was also an avid guitar player who played in a band in his younger days (Fields of Mourning). His chil-

dren remember fondly his love of rock music and his tradition of playing School’s Out from Alice Cooper at the end of every school year. He also developed a passion for building furniture which included a custom case for all of the guitars he collected. Alan was an amazing father of his two children and sacrificed much in order to love and support them. Leading by example, he taught them the importance of working hard and doing things the right way. Usually the smartest person in the room, he earned the respect of all. As most of you know, Alan was mostly a man of very few words, but those words were powerful when spoken and seldom not forgotten. He also had a dry sense of humor that you could not help but laugh or smirk at. He is survived by his two siblings (Phil Fraundorf and Janet Wandling), his two children (Seth Fraundorf and Jamie Beggs) as well as three grandchildren (Addison Beggs, Brody Beggs and Alexandra Fraundorf). A Celebration of Life has been scheduled for Friday, June 4th at 3:00 p.m., located at the O’Connor Pavilion Complex, 1700 Fish Hatchery Rd., Estes Park. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to the Estes Park Police Department, in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 1302 Graves Ave. Estes Park, CO 80517.

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2021 Spring Session Final Standings Right on Cue 164 Linda’s Boys 140 MOB 122 Stray Cats 121 If interested in playing or starting a team contact Joyce Hughes at (970) 290-3516

U.S. Bank is seeking a Client Relationship Consultant with customer service and sales experience in Estes Park, Colorado. The Client Relationship Consultant builds relationships with customers, addresses their banking needs and recommends financial solutions based on their unique goals. To apply, please visit www.usbank.com/careers and search for job number 2020-0001544. An equal opportunity employer/disability/veteran

Waiter and Host Main location

Beverage Cart Driver

Hangar location Contact Armando at 970-402-9963 or email armando@smokindavesbbq.com to set up interview.

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Rocky Mountain Conservancy

Visitor Center

Retail Clerks Seeking team players to work with the Conservancy’s sales department as retail clerks in Rocky Mountain NaƟonal Park • • •

Front Desk Service Agent Full time, Competitive Wage, Experienced Preferred Pick up application or call and ask for Kay. 970-577-7777 1885 Sketchbox Ln.

Seasonal: May 23 - October 11, 2021 16-40 hours/week $14/hour, seasonal, with no opportunity for advancement

QuesƟons? Call 970-586-0108 Contact to apply: opportunity@RMConservancy.org



Work with a wonderful team in our beautiful Christmas shops. Resume to Dianemuno@msn.com

Silver Saddle Inn Now hiring: Front Desk Clerk

Evenings required Full time $17/hr - $20/hr DOE Benefits Must be non-smoker. Apply in person; 1260 Big Thompson Ave <or> email resume: cory@esteresort.com

Elizabeth Guild Thrift Shop

Peak to Peak Lodge is hiring

part time, year-round cashier Tuesday through Saturday approx. 25 hours per week

Housekeepers, full or part time, paid training, competitive pay $18.00/hr, end of season bonus apply in person 760 S Saint Vrain Ave, Estes Park 970 586 4451

Please call Mgr. David to apply or stop by the store to complete an application. (970) 586-7205 427 W. Elkhorn Avenue

THE WORK YOU DO HERE MATTERS YMCA of the Rockies - Estes Park Center

Year-Round Opportunities: Bilingual Family Navigator - EVICS Family Resource Center Join our team and help families navigate resources and access services. Competent communication, organizational, data-entry, and social media skills needed. Bilingual (Spanish) required. Part-time (possible full-time option, depending on experience)

• Grounds Maintenance Worker • Family Reservations Agent

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Why work with us?

Village Goldsmith, Inc. SALES ASSOCIATE

Fine jewelry retail sales Training provided, no prior jewelry knowledge necessary Open every day; summer hours are into the evening 235 West Elkhorn Avenue (970)586-5659 villagegoldsmith@airbits.com

HAIRDRESSER Opening at Pati’s Hair Care

• Great Pay • Flexible Hours • Happy Shop Call 970-231-3997


Work with a wonderful team in our beautiful women's apparel shop. Resume to Dianemuno@msn.com

Employee Perks Staff Culture Our Mission

• Membership & Philanthropy Database Manager Year-Round • Housekeeping Crew Leader

Full Benefits YMCA Retirement Plan

Must apply online at www.workintherockies.org

Submit cover letter and resume to director@evics.org 970-586-3055

RESERVATIONIST/ADMIN FRI-MON 8:30am-4:30pm $18/hr. Handle phone activity; reservation inquiries, bookings and confirmations; email inquiries; texts; guest check-in/check-outs. Must have good customer service skills and able to be trained on booking software. Contact Lisa @ 586-2181 or lisa@windcliff.com


AM Deli Clerk AM Cashier Housing Available. Apply in Person at 900 Moraine Ave.

Circle 119-Home of The American Legion is now hiring bartenders and cooks


Bank of Estes Park has an opening for a Full time/year-round Teller position. We are looking for a dedicated, motivated individual to join our team. Customer service and cash handling experience preferred but not required. On the job training will be provided. Benefits include health, dental & vision insurance, 401k & profit-sharing plans, and paid vacation. Starting pay $15/hr and bonus at the end of the year. Email resume to jmiles@bankofestespark.com

Positions Available Rams Horn Village Resort has year round full time and part time positions available in our Guest Services/Housekeeping Department: Competitive pay based on experience, plus 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. EEOE

Part Time Bookeeper & Administrator 8 to 10 hours/wk. Must know Quickbooks and how to balance a checkbook. Full Time Architectural Designer Must know AutoCad & Adobe. College or Associate degree a plus benefits & vacation pay. Send cover letter & resume to thomas@twbeckarchitects.com

Part-time or full-time with wages based upon previous experience Pick up an application after 3 p.m. at the Legion, call 970-586-6118 for more information, or email epal@esteslegion.org. Be part of the Legion team this summer!

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Rocky Mountain Conservancy


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

systems and customer service preferred  An interest in RMNP

See full posiƟon descripƟon on our website before applying

Email cover leƩer and resumé, and any quesƟons to: Opportunity@RMConservancy.org


Full-Time, Part-Time, Seasonal & Year-Round Retail Associate Positions Available Now!

Please apply in person, by email, or on Facebook 124 E Elkhorn Ave., Estes Park mooseandmoose@outlook.com facebook.com/MooselyTees facebook.com/TheLazyMooseShop

Rocky Mountain Conservancy

Human Resources Coordinator Seeking a team player to develop, maintain and administer Conservancy personnel management programs.  Year-round, full-Ɵme, 40 hours with benefits  $20 – $25/hour with potenƟal for promoƟon  Strong oral/wriƩen communicataƟon skills  Demonstrated experience in HR and

$500 Hiring Bonus

WorldMark Resorts invites you to apply for:

· Housekeeper - $18/hr · Laundry Attendant - $16/hr

See full posiƟon descripƟon on our website before applying

Full & Part Time positions. We offer a fun and energetic team environment with great benefits.

Email cover leƩer and resumé, and any quesƟons to:

To apply for any of these great opportunities, please go to our company website at

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www.careers.wyndhamdestinations.com. Search ‘Estes Park’. 970-577-7517

Help Wanted Liquor Store Clerk & Cashier Full Time/Part Time available Starting wage $15 hour

Celebrating our 49th year of environmental stewardship, the Upper Thompson Sanitation District endeavors to attract and retain a competent, positive, energetic and highly motivated professional individual. Our organization is committed to delivering quality customer service with a mission to ensure preservation, protection, and enhancement of the environment and our community. We are looking for an exceptional individual to join our team who possesses a strong desire to contribute to the success and mission of the Upper Thompson Sanitation District. We are currently accepting applications for a full-time Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator/Trainee. All levels of certification will be considered. The successful candidate must be able to obtain a Wastewater Class D Certification within 1 year of hire and will perform operational and maintenance tasks pertaining to the treatment plant and support facilities. Required minimum qualifications include a high school diploma or general education degree (GED). Mechanical aptitude and physical ability to lift up to 50 pounds. Must reside within 30 minutes of The Upper Thompson Sanitation District Treatment Facility and maintain a valid State of Colorado Driver’s License. UTSD is a drug and tobacco free work place. Prior to employment, the successful candidate is required to complete employment and substance screening, including a background investigation. Salary Range is $39K-$55K and includes an attractive and competitive employee benefit package. The complete job description and employment application are available online at UTSD.org, or at the District Administration Office, located at 2196 Mall Road, M-F 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Application and resume may be delivered, emailed, or mailed, to Upper Thompson Sanitation District; ATTN: Henry Newhouse, Plant Superintendent, P.O. Box 568, Estes Park, CO 80517. Email Henry@utsd.org Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Upper Thompson Sanitation District (UTSD) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity or gender expression, religion, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, or sexual orientation in employment or in any program or activity conducted by the District. The District will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities. If any person has a disability and requires a reasonable accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact District Manager, Mr. Chris Bieker, three days before the event via email at chris@utsd.org, or telephone at 970.586.4544, or dial 711 to connect with Relay Colorado.

Now Hiring: Server, Busser, Dishwasher Full/part time available Apply online: mountainhomecafe.com

For Bare Feet in Estes Park

Sign on bonus! Employee discounts! Please stop by for an application (970) 586-1930 Now Hiring

Experienced Bartender Competitive Pay

Join Our Sweet Team! Full and Part Time Positions Available Now

Our business has two very busy, year round locations! We are looking for dependable, energetic, and friendly staff to join us. Must be able to do physical work and have great customer relations. Weekends are required. All ages are welcome to apply. Apply in person: The Old Fashion Candy Store 102 W Elkhorn Ave. Estes Park General Store 184 E Elkhorn Ave. www.estesparkgeneralstore.com/jobs


Apply in person at Lonigans 110 West Elkhorn Ave.

Join Our Team! TELLER Full Time

Ideal candidates will have prior cash handling and customer service experience. Additional requirements include attention to detail, strong computer and problem solving skills, and the ability to work in a fast-paced team oriented environment. Excellent benefits including medical, dental, 401(K) and paid time off. Please apply at : www.bankofcolorado.com Member FDIC

Youth Development Specialist

We are looking for high energy individuals to help foster a fun, safe and positive after school experience for kids ages 6-14 at the Estes Park Elementary School. You will assist in one or more of the following program areas: homework help, technology, sports, recreation and the arts. Must be 17 or older to apply. Paid and volunteer opportunities are available. Apply at www.begreatlarimer.org/careers.

Housekeepers - seasonal Contact Rhonda at 586-2358

seeking part-time or full-time sales associate. Days and hours negotiable. $13-$15 hour. Great opportunity for RETIRED OR SEMI-RETIRED to earn extra cash in a laid back business ! Call 970-586-1840 or drop by 126 E. Elkhorn Ave. Ask for Donnie!

Counter Help/Prep Cook

FT, PT, Flexible Schedule $$$ + Tips!

Apply at: 401 E. Elkhorn Ave.

Linecooks, Prep Cooks, Dishwashers, Servers, Hosts, and Bussers Apply in person at 225 Park Lane

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Hosts Line Cooks

Full-Time and Part-Time Positions Available for

• Front Desk • Housekeeping • Maintenance

Apply in person or at

hunterschophouse.com/news 1690 Big Thompson ave, Estes Park 970-586-6962

Some Evenings and Weekends

Apply at, mail or email resume to: Fawn Valley Inn, 2760 Fall River Road, Estes Park, CO 80517 Email: Jamie@RockyMtnResorts.com Church Custodian Permanent, Part-time, mornings M-F. Email resume to: businessmanager@olmestes.org Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church.

Partime Front Desk Help Wanted

Tues & Thur 8-12 possible fill in on MWF 8-5:30. Spencer Family Chiropractic 15-18$/hr. 970-577-0007


Housekeeping -vacation rental -Good part-time work/good pay !! 3 ground level units. Call Dana 970-646-5760.

Rams Horn Village Resort has a year round full time position available in our Engineering/Maintenance Department: Competitive pay based on experience, plus benefits package for full time employees. We are looking for an experienced, dependable person who is able to perform physical labor and who has strong customer service skills. Fill out an application at Rams Horn Village Resort, 1565 Colo. Hwy 66. EEOE

Assistant Manager

Hosts Banquets Breakfast/Lunch Servers Line Cooks Dishwashers

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

Full and Part Time Sales Positions Available. 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.

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

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

Rocky Mountain Conservancy

Full Time Visitor Center

Retail Clerks Seeking team players to work with the Conservancy’s sales department as retail clerks in Rocky Mountain NaƟonal Park • •

Year round, full-Ɵme with benefits $14.50/hour

QuesƟons? Call 970-586-0108 Contact to apply: opportunity@RMConservancy.org


Needing housekeeper part and full time seasonal at Deer Crest Resort and Riverview Pines. Call 970-586-2324 or 970-586-3627. Feel free to stop by also.


Please visit: dunravenepresort.com

Full of Part Time Retail Position

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Silver Saddle Inn Now hiring: Front Desk Clerk Breakfast Attendant Housekeepers General Laborers Laundry Attendant Must be non-smoker. Apply in person 1260 Big Thompson Avenue No calls


~ Help Wanted ~ Seasonal Clerk/Stock Person Inquire within at 880 Moraine Ave.

Mountain Concrete is looking for Concrete Laborers & Form Setters. Call Scott at 970-586-3775. Check Out Our Current Openings... "This is not just a job....Its a mission! Be a part of something bigger.."

• Driver, PRN (as needed), starting wage $13.50. Please apply on line at www.good-sam.com

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

Full details on employment opportunities and the application can be found at estes.org/jobs.

Administrative Clerk I/II Communications Center Manager Community Development Director Emergency Services Dispatcher IT Support Specialist I Streets Maintenance Worker (All Positions Full-Time)

Events Maintenance Worker (Seasonal)

The status of applications will be communicated via e-mail. By choice, the Town of Estes Park is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Volunteer/Committee Board Positions (Volunteer) Full details on the positions and the application can be found at estes.org/volunteering. - Community & Family Advisory Board - Parks Advisory Board - Transportation Advisory Board

Help us Help Others Become a CAREGiver Starting at $16 per hour No Medical Background required Flexible Schedule Training and Local Support provided Rewarding & Meaningful Job! Apply online at HomeInstead.com/northerncolorado or call for more information 970‐494‐0289

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Housekeeping Positions 2 full time, 1 part time Strip & Prepper Position Pay based on experience Pick up application or call and ask for Kay. 970-577-7777 1885 Sketchbox Ln.


Shuttle Drivers $15-$17 hourly - Part time

Trolley CDL Drivers (Part-time, $17-22 hour)

Apply at: www.estesparktrolleys.com under the contact us page.

Now Hiring Lube & Tire Techs

Clean Driving Record No CDL required Call 970-586-5151 option # 1

Good starting wage & work

environment. No experience needed, will train! Contact Blaze Schubert at 970-682-5961 or email blazeschubert@gmail.com

Retail or Stock positions open.

Come and join our team!

Village Laundry is in need of Attendants. Competitive pay, starting at $14.00 per hour. Flexible hours. Year round job. Send your resume to: villagelaundry1@gmail.com or pick up application at 172 S. St. Vrain Ave.

RENTALS Apartments 1BD 1BA APT, NS/NP, $950 a mo + 1 mo dep + elec. avlb 6/1. 2BD 1BA APT, NS/NP $1075 a mo + 1 mo dep + elec. avlb 7/1. 1 yr lease. Short walk to town. 970 586-4864

Full or part time, 20-40+ hrs/week. Hiring bonus, discounts, flexible hours. Awesome end of season bonus for great work. $15-18 DOE; overtime hours available $22.50-$27/hour. Closing, stocking, cashiering, tagging new items. Friendly family owned retail shop. Send resume to: ephelpwanted@gmail.com


CAJUN Sewing/Alterations Handyman Services We are back and ready to Remixed Custom Sewing help you with all your small Services and Industrial home projects! Repair Brian and Nancy Cushions, benches, Thibodeaux leather, campers and out970-443-5613 or door furniture. Local - call Beth 970-586-2109 970-492-5446



Wants To Rent WANTED - Cabin or House to Rent. 1 person, non-smoking, has no pets. 970-217-5653. Please leave message or text.

SERVICES Cleaning First Class Cleaning Service. $35/hr SPRING SPECIAL! Call for an appointment. Veteran’s Discount Available. 618-214-2124


Best Prices in Town! Raking, Mowing, Rock Work & Much More! 970-666-1351

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


Home Repair/Service Kevin Cooper Construction Licensed Specialty Trades Contractor: Decks, Garages, Siding and Repairs ** Will subcontract for Gen. Contractors. 303-882-6875, kevincooperconstruction@yahoo.com


Pair of comfortable side chairs. Swivel & glide. Rustic colors, matching pillows. Excellent condition. W=34”, H=36”, D=35” $50 takes the pair. 608-354-2511 FOR SALE: Sofa Sleeper & Futon, $95 each. Oak Roll Top Desk & Chair $325. 720-401-2367

Wanted To Buy WANTED - Vintage Stereo Equipment. Paying Cash. Local Collector. 970-485-3581 Want to buy Coins and Coin Collection. 361-813-8990.

Kennel Assistant

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






2401 Arapaho Road May 29 - Saturday 9-2 Emptying the attic. Come and see lots of good stuff!

ALERT MOVIE LOVERS THE SALE IS ON Huge selection of 3,000 DVD/BR $1 ea. Buy 100+ price reduces to .75 ea. 970-480-5255

Estate Sales ONLINE AUCTIONS with Pineda Auction Service. 12 years of experience! Let us get the most for your items!

REAL ESTATE Commercial DOWNTOWN RETAIL SPACE WANTED this year or next. Email:


Need Help Around The House? I do household chores, yard work, housekeeping, run errands, auto detailing & yes... I do windows! I am a long time resident having now lived in Estes Park for 38 yrs! Plenty of references! Call Janice at 970-215-6612. Let me help you!

Rams Horn Village Resort is seeking a part time employee to work in our Hospitality/Activities department. Responsibilities include exceptional customer service, food prep, and assisting with socially distanced weekend events for our guests. Approx 10 hrs/wk. Can also work in Guest Services/Housekeeping department for full time year round employment. Fill out an application at Rams Horn Village Resort, 1565 Colo. Hwy 66. EEOE


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

Technically Millennial Unlike other services we target a larger group of Support - Providing technical support and educa- buyers, bringing you a bigtion to the Estes Valley for ger profit! We’ve had buyers from New York, all the hardware, software and way to California! Our last cyber security. Call 970auction had 1,000 bids! 235-1808 or email Wendi at technicallymillenial@gmail.com All you have to do is give us a call, we do the rest! Contact Pineda Auction Service TODAY at SALES (303)747-2806! ESTATE/GARAGE SALE Need to have one, but seems overwhelming. We do the work, you make MOVING YARD SALE the $. Local, Affordable, May 28-29 9am-4pm References. CALL NOW BARGAINS GALORE 970-215-5548 541 & 521 PINEWOOD LN No early lookers please ESTATE SALE Saturday, May 29, 9 - 1, NEB Hold the Date!

Garage Sales

St. Bartholomew’s Church is holding a Yard Sale on Saturday, June 19th 9:00 - 12:00

Moving - Antique ; Christmas; HO model train stuff; entire QUILTING STASH; patterns; decorator items; yarn; household items

Community YARD Sale Saturday – May 29th – Weather permitting 621 Pinewood Lane, Estes Setup at 7 A.M. Park Open to public at 8 A.M. until 12 Noon Misc. Sales Location: Estes Park Masonic Lodge – 1820 S. Little Guy 5 Wide trailer St. Vrain Ave Queen size bed, galley, Outdoor Spaces for rent to solar panels, awning, other sale your merchandise for accessories. $20.00 “Goes anywhere it’s Call: 970 577-8585 or 970towed” $4990 658-0184 for information 619-277-9824




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Dr. Amber Busche Providing Personalized Eyecare and Tailored Eyewear to the Estes Valley

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25 YEARS 1993-2018

Design | Build | Remodel

General Contractors | Timber Frame & Log Homes Serving the Colorado Northwest Mountains since 1993

970-586-7711 | www.ldwatkins.com


970-586-1685 Custom Homes, Additions, Kitchens, Baths, Historic Renovations, Remodels and Design Work

Charles Santagati 1191 Graves Ave glaciercreekinc.com

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 drcory@estesparkaudiology.com www.estesparkaudiology.com


Full service general contracting since 1998


Repair & Remodel, Electric, Plumbing Drywall, Painting, Doors & Windows, & More

Call or text Chuck @ 970.342.0183






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Call us for all of your painting or staining needs!

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

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

Tim Stolz, Owner • 970-518-4001• 26 Years Experience e-mail: testolz@hotmail.com • www.bestway-painting.com



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