Estes Park News, June 3, 2022

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June 3, 2022

Learning The Ropes A newborn elk calf keeps up with its watchful mom. Photo by Dawn Wilson

Chilly First Days Estes Park & Rocky Mountain National Park experienced a late spring snowstorm this week providing a beautiful backdrop for this mama moose and her newborn calf. Photo by Brad Manard

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Baby it’s cold outside

Town’s Street Improvement Projects Beginning In June 1A one percent sales tax dollars at work

Photo by Brad Manard

Contractors for the Town of Estes Park will begin the 2022 street improvement projects on Town-managed streets in June, weather permitting. There will be separate contractors for the annual chip and crack seal work and the overlay and patching work. Working hours will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. Local access will be maintained during the work, although there may be brief periods where private driveways are not accessible. Please drive with caution and follow the guidance of any traffic control flaggers who may be directing traffic. Chip and Crack Seal: Vance Brothers, Inc. will begin the crack seal work on June 13, and the work is expected to last two to three days. Chip seal work will begin in late July and is expected to last three to four days. Roads identified for chip seal improvements include Audubon Street, Homesteader Lane, Pinewood Drive, Pinewood Lane, Prospector Lane, Ptarmigan Trail, and Red Tail Hawk Drive. These surface treatments will involve moving lane closures and are not expected to result in any full road closures. The Larimer County Road and Bridge Department expects to chip seal portions of numerous county roads around Estes Park in 2022. Roads currently targeted for 2022 chip seal improvements by Larimer County include Dry Gulch Road, Fish Creek Road, High Drive,

Mall Road, Marys Lake Road, Peak View Drive, Riverside Drive, and Tunnel Road. For more information on this specific work, contact Larimer County Road and Bridge Department at 970498-5650 or Overlay and Patching: Coulson Excavating Company, Inc. will begin the 2022 Overlay and Patching Program approximately June 14, and the initial work will focus on completing asphalt patching improvements before July 1. Coulson will return in August to complete the roadway overlay work. Roads identified for overlay improvements include Acacia Drive, Grand Estates Drive, Lakefront Street, Pioneer Lane and Twin Drive. This program is not expected to result in any full road closures, but lane closures and local detours will be necessary to complete the work. All work is part of the 2024 Street Improvement Program (STIP) which aims to improve the average street system Pavement Condition Index (PCI) to above 70 (fair to good condition) by 2024. The plan, which receives its funding from the voter-approved 2014 Ballot Issue 1A sales tax, includes extensive preventative maintenance which will preserve good road conditions throughout the Town. For more information including project maps, please visit or contact the Public Works Department at 970-577-3587 or

Town Announces 2022 Park-n-Walk Incentive Program

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The Town is accepting registrations for the 2022 Park-n-Walk Incentive Program. Launched in 2021, the program is open to anyone who drives and parks a car downtown in the summer. The purpose of the program is to encourage use of the Town’s free parking structure during the busy summer season. Fifty-five individuals participated in the 2021 program, which awarded five monthly winners and one grand prize winner. Anyone who would like to participate must “opt-in” by completing a brief online registration at, also available via Each month this summer—June through October—the Town will randomly draw a winner from the list of

participants. Monthly winners will be contacted regarding where to pick up their prize pack, which will feature items purchased from downtown businesses. At the end of the summer, a Grand Prize winner will be drawn. The

2022 Grand Prize will be one free "Super Parking Pass” for use in 2023, which will allow the individual to park anywhere downtown without time restriction or

payment (except ADA spaces, Police/Staff Reserved spaces, and fire lanes). The Town plans to introduce a complementary incentive program for those who use alternative forms of transportation to access downtown in the summer instead of driving (e. g., walking, biking, carpooling and/or drop-offs.). Details will be announced soon. Questions about the 2022 Park-n-Walk Incentive Program can be directed to the Town’s Parking & Transit Division at 970-577-3957 or For more information about parking in downtown Estes Park, please visit

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Police Captain Recruitment To Be Completed When New Chief Is Hired The Town of Estes Park recently conducted a nationwide search for a Police Captain at the Estes Park Police Department. The community provided valuable feedback during the process, and the search resulted in several quality candidates. Meanwhile, the Town is also preparing to hire a new Police Chief with the retirement of former Chief Wes Kufeld. The Chief recruitment process will begin this summer, with the goal of hiring a new Chief this fall. The final selection of a new Captain will take place once the new Chief is hired. Currently and until that time, Corey Pass serves as Interim Chief, while Rick Life and Jeremiah Polucha serve as Interim Captains. The Town Police Department’s command structure consists of the Chief of

Police, a Captain of Operations and a Captain of Support Services. The two Captains rotate between two divisions. One Captain leads the Support Services division including restorative justice, records, investigations, auxiliary and emergency communications services. The other Captain leads the Operations Division and the police response within the Town of Estes Park, which includes responding to emergency and nonemergency calls for service, proactive policing to prevent criminal activity, investigating crimes, and the safe flow of pedestrian and vehicle traffic through enforcement of traffic laws. For more information on the Estes Park Police Department, please visit

The charge(s) are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. On 5/25/2022 at 9:19 p.m. police contacted a 22 year old male from Greeley, CO in the 500 block Big Thompson Ave. for a traffic violation. The male was found to be wanted on a warrant for a misdemeanor traffic offense and failure to appear. The male was arrested and later released on bond from EPPD. On 5/28/2022 at 2:22 a.m. police contacted a 34 year old male from Estes Park in the Stanley Circle Dr./Stanley Ave. area for a traffic violation. He was found to be under the influence of alcohol and was arrested and charged with driving while ability impaired by alcohol

and later released on a summons. On 5/27/2022 at 12:34 p.m. police were called to the 2500 block of Big Thompson Avenue, for a welfare check and on scene, a 37 year old female from Larimer County was seen assaulting a victim. The female was arrested and charged with domestic violence and third degree assault and transported to the Larimer County Jail. On 5/29/2022 at 5:46 p.m. police stopped a 30 year old male driver from Allenspark in the 400 block East Wonderview Ave. for a traffic violation. The male was found to be wanted on a warrant (x 2) for misdemeanor traffic violations. He was arrested and transported to the Larimer County Jail.

EVFPD firefighters generally respond to • Emergency medical (assist medical calls in their personal vehicles, al- EPH): 3 lowing for a faster response. On other in• Alarm Activation: 3 cidents, firefighters respond to a fire sta• MVC: 2 tion to respond in department apparatus • Gas Leak: 1 with specialized equipment. • Arcing Power Lines: 2 During the week of May 22, the Estes • Odor Investigation: 1 Valley Fire Protection District (EVFPD) • Vehicle fire/smoking: 2 responded to 16 calls for service. This • Elevator Alarm: 2 included:

Meet At The Flagpole June 9 Join together as a community to recite The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag & sing our National Anthem: The Star Spangled Banner at the flagpole at Town Hall, 170 MacGregor Ave. on Thursday, June 9th at 4:00 p.m. Let’s stand together as a community to uphold and support our Constitution of the United States in facing today’s and future challenges. The United States of America-one nation under God. See you at the pole! God bless you!

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A depiction of the Downtown Estes Loop project dated 2/3/22 that was presented to trustees during a recent study session of the Town Board of Estes Park.

An Update About The Loop It’s been nearly a decade since the Downtown Estes Loop project was initiated by submission of a grant application to the 2013 Federal Lands Access Program (FLAP). At a recent study session of the Town Board, Greg Muhonen, Director of Public Works for the Town of Estes Park, and representatives from our state and federal partners presented an update on the project. Key points from the update follow. Central Federal Lands Highway Division is proposing to continue to fund 82.79% of the project cost via FLAP grant funds currently estimated at $25.4 million dollars. Originally, CDOT turned over West Elkhorn to the Town of Estes Park via devolution and included $4.2 million for future maintenance to West Elkhorn. A previous Town Board voted to redirect the $4.2 million maintenance dollars back to the project to cover our share of the FLAP Grant local match for the Loop to be completed. The current Town of Estes Park portion to be paid to the project is $4.2 million plus $9,070 scoping fee, per our grant agreement with the Federal Highway Administration. The Town Board has been requested by the Federal Highway Administration to consider contributing an additional $500,000 in local match funds due to escalating costs for the project. This contribution is necessary in order to secure the additional FLAP funding needed to cover the estimated increased cost of the project. In 2021 CDOT contributed an additional $580,000 in local matching funds without requesting additional monies from the Town due to the Town’s contractual obligation to pay the $4.2 million previously committed for the project. The Town Board will discuss the $500,000 match fund request at a future regular meeting of the Town Board. The funds are available for use from either the unallocated General Fund (101) balance or dollars reserved for capital ex-

penditures in the General Fund. The Town has spent $3,823,977 to-date on this project and CFL has obligated $10.1 million. The Town has been offered the option for the project to mill, overlay and restripe West Elkhorn during the construction of the Downtown Estes Loop. The estimated cost to the Town will be $950,000. This “Option X” will also be discussed at an upcoming Town Board meeting. Construction bidding is anticipated to open in September of 2022. Construction is anticipated to begin in January 2023. Construction activity will increase as temperatures become warmer extending through June 2024. It was noted that construction could advance more rapidly if work were allowed throughout the night on the loop. Longer daily construction hours equate to a shorter interruption in life activities, but this may not be a reasonable request to ask residents and business owners to accommodate. The Town Board expects to discuss and consider a request to allow nighttime construction in the near future, and we are hoping for those residents and business owners in the downtown corridor to participate in the discussion regarding the construction hours of operation before any such code changes are approved. Benefits of the project include relief to the Town’s downtown congestion problems, improved mobility in the downtown corridor for bicyclists, improved water delivery for fire protection, and a reduction in the downtown Big Thompson River flood risk, although the DEL does not remove the downtown corridor from the flood plain. I must admit that as a trustee during the formative discussions and actions concerning The Loop during 20132018, I never imagined it would still be a project-in-progress today. But it is, and now you are in the loop about the project and the decisions that await.

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Quilts Of Valor Seeking Local Service Members And Veterans The Estes Valley Quilt Guild will present Quilts of Valor to veterans before the Village Band Concert on the Fourth of July at Performance Park. If you know a deserving vet, or are one yourself, please send an email to Last year we presented seven quilts (shown above).

Big Thompson Canyon Association Pancake Breakfast This Sunday Sunday, June 5, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. A Sunday trip in the Big Thompson Canyon and breakfast in the historic log building spells an enjoyable and inexpensive family outing. Advance tickets are only $9 for adults and $6 for children four to nine years of age; tickets are $1 more at the door. Little ones under four eat for free. The BTCA building is located about 1 mile east of Drake on US 34. Check our Facebook page for updates: You can also email or call Mark or Linda Svoboda at (970) 962-9964. Breakfast includes eggs, breakfast meats, juice and coffee in addition to pancakes. BTCA members are also hosting a bake sale; proceeds from the pancake breakfast and bake sale will fund

the BTCA during the year and provide contributions to local charities. Funds for the BTCA help maintain the building and provide a central gathering place for the local community yearround. There will be a drawing for a door prize; your breakfast ticket is your entry. The Big Thompson Canyon Volunteer Fire Department (BTCVFD) hosts a craft show next door at the firehouse. Participants are local crafters whose table fees assist the fire department with various needs. The fire department also assists with traffic and cooking.

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Incident On Dreamweaver Couloir On Mount Meeker In Rocky Mountain National Park Recovery Efforts Completed On Dreamweaver Couloir Incident Rocky Mountain National Park Search and Rescue Team members took advantage of a weather window earlier this week to conduct recovery efforts by heli-

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approximately 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 29, when there was a brief weather window. Rocky Mountain Rescue assisted with the helicopter hoist operations. The male was flown to Upper Beaver Meadows, transferred to Northern Colorado Med Evac air ambulance and then flown to Medical Center of the Rockies. A 24-year-old female from Albuquerque, New Mexico, suffered minor injuries and was flown to Upper Beaver Meadows at 4:15 p.m. Sunday, May 29 where she was transferred by ground to further medical care. Rescue teams worked in terrain above 11,500 feet and at times experienced winter like weather conditions throughout Sunday. At approximately 5:15 p.m. Sunday night, the deceased male was located by searchers who were using a RECCO device and probing in avalanche debris. Monday's winter weather conditions prevented the recovery from taking place. Several agencies assisted Rocky Mountain National Park’s Search and Rescue team on Sunday with this operation including Colorado Search and Rescue Association, Flight for Life, Rocky Mountain Rescue Group, Front Range Rescue Dogs, Colorado National Guard, and Med Evac.

copter for the deceased male from Sunday’s avalanche. The man’s body was flown to a landing zone in the Upper Beaver Meadows area of Rocky Mountain National Park and transferred to the Boulder County Coroner’s Office. Boulder County Coroner’s office will not release positive identification until completion of an autopsy. As is standard, the cause, circumstances and conditions of the rock fall and avalanche on Sunday are under investigation. At 9 a.m. Sunday morning, May 29, a rock fall and avalanche were reported near the Dreamweaver Couloir on Mount Meeker in Rocky Mountain National Park. The rock fall and avalanche were witnessed by climbers in the area. Three individuals were involved in the incident including a female and two males. Due to the location and severity of injuries, a 27-year-old male from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Rocky Mountain National Park Search and Rescue team members requested assistance from a Colorado National Guard heliRocky Mountain National Park Search and copter from Buckley Air Force Base to extricate him via a hoist operation, using Rescue Team members on the Mount incident May 29, 2022. Photo coura winch operated cable. This occurred at Meeker tesy Rocky Mountain National Park.

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Trail Ridge Road Opens For The Season Timed Entry Permit Reservations Required For Trail Ridge Road 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Last Friday afternoon, Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park opened for the season. Due to melting snow on the road and the potential for freezing temperatures visitors should be prepared for icy conditions. At this time, night-time closures will not be implemented. However, because weather conditions may change rapidly, and winter weather is forecast for higher elevations this holiday weekend, including freezing temperatures and some snow accumulation, park visitors should be prepared to adjust travel plans accordingly and are encouraged to call the park’s Trail Ridge Road recorded status phone line at (970) 586-1222. Park staff will update the recorded line when/if the road status changes. Timed Entry Permit Reservations Effective May 27 Rocky Mountain National Park is implementing a pilot timed entry permit reservation system which began today, May 27. Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the busiest national parks in the country, with over 4.4 million visitors in 2021. Visitor crowding and congestion have led to increased negative impacts to visitor and staff safety, resource protection, visitor experience and operational capacity. The park has piloted various visitor use management strategies since 2016, including first-come, first-served as well as different park wide Timed Entry Permit Reservation systems in 2020, 2021 and again in 2022. There are two types of reservations available. One permit is for the Bear Lake Road Corridor, which includes the entire corridor and access to the rest of the park. This reservation period is from 5 a. m. to 6 p. m. The second permit is

for the rest of Rocky Mountain National Park, excluding the Bear Lake Road corridor, and includes Trail Ridge Road. This reservation period is from 9 a. m. to 3 p. m. Permits issued using the reservation system will allow park visitors to enter the park within two-hour windows of availability. The reservation system will apply to all areas of the park. To learn more visit htm Trail Ridge Road historically opens on Memorial Day weekend; last year the road opened on May 28. The earliest the road has opened was on May 7, 2002; the latest June 26, 1943. Trail Ridge Road is the highest continuous paved road in the United States, climbs to 12,183 feet and connects the towns of Estes Park and Grand Lake. Trail Ridge Road officially closed for the season last year on October 25. National Park Service plow operators began clearing the snow in the middle of April. Crews from the west side of the park and crews from the east side of the park move along the road and eventually meet at the Alpine Visitor Center. The visitor center is the highest in the National Park Service, sitting at 11,796 feet above sea level. Spring storms often impact plowing activities. This year, crews ran into average to below average snowpack and a heavy spring snowstorm in late May. For more information about Rocky Mountain National Park visit or call the park’s Information Office at (970) 586-1206. For a recorded status line on Trail Ridge Road please call (970) 586-1222.



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EVWC 2022 Slash, Pinecone, And Pine Needle Disposal Project

The Estes Valley Watershed Coalition (EVWC) is partnering with Waste Management for a third year of providing 30yard roll off containers for either slash or pinecone/pine needle disposal. In 2021, this partnership helped remove about 40 tons (or 80,000 lbs) of slash, pinecones, and pine needles across 315 properties. We have four 30-yard containers to distribute in 2022 and are now accepting applications. Eligibility Requirements are noted below, and you can access the application form by scanning the QR code below or go to EVWC is a grass-roots, Colorado nonprofit corporation that raises money and pursues grants to fund our mission of supporting the Estes Valley waters, forests, and wildlife. Project applications are reviewed and determined at the sole discretion of the EVWC Board of Directors. To learn more about EVWC, please go to Eligibility Requirements 1. Limited to HOA's, neighborhoods, and properties in the Estes Valley (between Olympus Dam and RMNP).

2. If awarded, containers may be scheduled to be on site from 2-30 days with a 2 week notice prior to drop off. 3. If awarded, groups are willing to take photos of the event and complete a short event summary form after mitigation work is completed. 4. Currently, EVWC and Waste Management have four 30-yard containers that can be placed in neighborhoods in 2022. 5. Pinecones and pine needles MUST be bagged in paper yard waste bags before being placed in the container. 6. NO stumps or root balls allowed in containers. 7. Slash must be less than 6 inches in diameter and no more than 10 feet in length. 8. This container MUST be used for this slash or pinecones/pine needle disposal. If trash or household waste is placed in the container, your group will be disqualified for any future containers.

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A recent trip to Lincoln, Nebraska made me realize I am part of an elite group of people with very refined taste. We like licorice. Licorice is one of those iffy foods, like cantaloupe and cilantro. Those of us in the Licorice Lovers Club will go to great lengths to have some when we can. I drove all the way to Lincoln, Nebraska to get my licorice fix. Lincoln is home to the Licorice International store, with the largest selection of licorice in the United States. There, the confection is available in all sorts of shapes and sizes and is imported from 12 countries. Depending on its country of origin, the flavor of licorice can be buttery, salty, slightly bitter, or mixed with marzipan. (And I don’t care what you say, red Twizzlers are not licorice. They’re twists.) I wanted to buy a few varieties to bring back to friends who have blatantly advertised that they can’t get enough licorice in their lives. (*See the last paragraph to learn why.) So I checked out the store’s offerings and settled on three varieties from three different countries. First, I got licorice wheels from Italy. These soft, sweet ribbons rolled into 1.5inch-diameter wheels had an old-fashioned, traditional licorice taste. The string of licorice unrolled from itself as I tugged at it with my teeth, earning it the most-funto-eat award. Second, I decided on salmiak rocks, mostly because I’d never heard of salmiak. It’s a salty flavoring added to some licorice that causes the mouth to pucker like the tannins in red wine do. This is the licorice flavor the Dutch prefer, who don’t call licorice “licorice” but simply “drop. ” (The Netherlands boasts the highest per capita consumption of licorice in the world. Each person over there eats more than four pounds of licorice per year.) The salmiak rocks were the softest to eat which made them the least favorite of my group because licorice is supposed to have some heft and be really chewy. Salmiak was the middle child—the peacekeeper—of the licorice siblings. Last, I went for the black tire tracks from Finland. These flat squares of licorice look like tire treads and have a subtle hint of molasses underneath their strong licorice flavor. The tire tracks had the right balance of sweet/salty/molasses tastes and they gave our jaws a good workout. In my local chapter of the Licorice Lovers Club, the tire tracks were the favorite. The licorice plant is an herbaceous legume that grows in hot, dry places. (It is called glycyrrhiza glabra by those who prefer botanical names.) The licorice bush is not to be confused with sweet cicely, a shadetolerant plant we can grow in our garden that produces a seed tasting exactly like Good & Plenty candy (a “starter” licorice in pink and white candy shells). Nor is licorice the same as anise, a seed used to give a licorice-like flavor to coffee, alcohol, sausage and baked goods. Horehound? Tastes like licorice, but it’s not. (My grand-

mother used to keep a jar of horehound “candy” (medicine?) on top of her china cabinet. I’d ask for a piece and suck on it until all the sugar coating was gone. Then the strong licorice taste came out. That’s when I spit the candy out. Licorice is an acquired taste and I hadn’t yet acquired it.) Lucky for licorice connoisseurs, multiple health benefits derived from the root were discovered centuries ago. King Tut was buried with ample supplies for his use in the afterlife. Napoleon Bonaparte ate so much of it to sooth his nerves during battle, his teeth turned black. Records back to the fourth century indicate licorice was used for eye ailments, skin diseases and hair loss. For hundreds of years it has been used to sooth colds and bronchitis, to help loosen sticky gunk in the throat and to suppress a cough. And there’s more! (Can all of this be true?) Licorice reduces stomach acid and soothes irritation and inflammation. It can be used to fight heartburn, indigestion and ulcers. Carbenoxolone, a compound derived from licorice root, may help slow the effects of aging on the brain. Current research conducted at Rutgers University supports the use of licorice in the treatment of prostate and breast cancer. (I can’t vouch for any of these claims. I just know I like the stuff.) But beware: Long-term consumption may cause serious health problems. Licorice can cause complications for people with high blood pressure, glaucoma, diabetes, kidney or liver disease, and for anyone who has had a stroke or heart attack. (According to the FDA, eating two ounces of black licorice a day for two weeks can cause heart rhythm problems, particularly for people over 40. In 2020, a 54-year-old man died after eating one and a half bags of black licorice a day for an extended period of time, which caused his heart to stop. True story.) Licorice fans are passionate about their licorice and will find all sorts of ways to consume it. I have enjoyed it in Yogi tea, in ouzo and absinthe. (Although real absinthe is flavored with anise seed and fennel, not licorice. I love the taste of all three.) Licorice is added to brownies and ice cream, it can be crusted on salmon, and is used as a breath freshener. A la Billy Joel in his song, “Keeping the Faith, ” I have a packet of Sen-sen tucked in my childhood treasure box. Sen-sen isn’t made anymore so it’s a real treasure, no matter that its licorice flavor is so overpowering, it’s worse than horehound. *Licorice is an aphrodisiac! A study conducted by the Smell and Taste Research Foundation in Chicago discovered that the scent of licorice alone has the ability to send blood rushing where it needs to go for an amorous encounter. No wonder so many people love licorice! You may let The Thunker know what you think at her e-mail address, © 2022 Sarah Donohoe

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Wool Market Returns, Celebrates 30th Anniversary Free family-friendly, fibery fun! The Town of Estes Park is ready to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Wool Market with family-friendly fun for everyone. The event takes place Saturday, June 11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, June 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) at the Estes Park Events Complex, 1125 Rooftop Way. Free and open to the public, the Wool Market is a signature event of the Town of Estes Park, and presented by sponsor Long Thread Media. As in prior years, the Market will include dozens of vendors in the Event Center selling their wares, including yarns, fibers, fleeces, tools and finished goods such as apparel and home decor. Livestock shows will feature sheep, llamas, alpacas, pacovicunas and rabbits. Guests can also watch herding dog and fiber art demonstrations. Families will enjoy horse and wagon rides, a petting zoo with photo opportunities, craft tables for children – all free of charge. Food trucks will offer fair food, treats, Mexican fare and more for purchase. Complete information, including the event schedule is available at

Please come and join Estes Park Car Club (EPCC) for an informal get together to look at and talk about cars. No registration, no judging. Bring whatever you have – old, new, foreign, domestic, truck, motorcycle, shiny or rusty, or just come to look. Bring the kids or grandkids. There will be coffee and donuts!

• June 4 and 18 at the Rec Center’s back (lower) lot (660 Community Drive, EP). • Starts at 8:00 a.m. – come and go whenever. Please connect with us online: Email: Website: Facebook Group: Estes Park Car Club.

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E S Estes Park’s Beaver Point area in 1930. Is one of the structures in the photograph Rev. Baldwin’s “Pine Rift” cabin? Photo courtesy Estes Park Archives

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Estes Park Archives This Saturday The recent exhumations of long-buried divorce papers from Logan County, Colorado, filed in 1900, and a forgotten 1895 court case from Laramie, Wyoming, shine new light on the mystery of Rev. and Mrs. Edward L. Baldwin, who began homesteading in the Beaver Point-High Drive area of Estes Park in the late 1890s, and adopted their first child in 1901. This child, whose birth name was Willie Sisneros, wasn’t old enough to file away the particulars of his own background, including the real reason his hardscrabble, star-crossed parents, both still alive at the time, placed him and his younger brothers in a Denver orphanage. Join the Estes Park Archives this Saturday, June 4 at 9:00 a.m., for free coffee and a forty-minute table discussion of the latest “Hidden Estes” booklet that ul-

timately raises more questions than it answers. What began as a search for the exact location of Rev. Baldwin’s original house, the setting for one of Estes Park’s darkest family tragedies, has turned into an exploration of whether anyone really ever knows the truth about anything. Note the new earlier time, which should help attendees avoid most of the summer traffic and parking problems. The location remains the same, Ten Letters at 240 Moraine Avenue, directly across from the new Full Throttle distillery. If the weather is good, we will set up chairs and sit outside. All are welcome, including part-time residents and first-time visitors. You don’t need any knowledge of local history to participate.

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Golf For Justice: Support Restorative Justice Through Tournament Sponsorship

By: Denise Lord, Restorative Justice Manager/Executive Director

Whether working to repair the harm of a crime, bringing parties together to work out sustainable solutions, or providing proactive support to build community connections, elevate conversation or promote positive decision-making, Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership (EVRJP) helps build and repair relationships in the Estes Valley. The community benefits from enhanced cooperation, elevated understanding and stronger relationships as a result of the proactive and responsive processes EVRJP facilitates. As EVRJP gears up for its annual golf tournament fundraiser, we seek local support via sponsorship of the event. Help build capacity to engage restoratively by investing in the relationships that form the heart of our community. Support EVRJP in building and repair-

“Digging Allenspark: The Quest For The First Cabin”

ing community through sponsorship of the 11th Annual Golf for Justice Tournament. Various levels of event sponsorship are available, and start as low as $150. Benefits include banner display, sign/logo recognition on the course, acknowledgment in the program, and name/logo featured on the tournament website. Sponsorship provides an opportunity for individuals, businesses and organizations to promote their services to tournament participants, show support for local restorative justice practices, and contribute to building and repairing community. The 2022 Golf for Justice Tournament takes place Friday, July 29 at the Estes Park 18-Hole Golf Course, located at 1480 Golf Course Road. Learn more about EVRJP and Golf for Justice Tournament sponsorship opportunities at Contact EVRJP staff by email at or by phone at 970577-3829 to explore ways to engage. EVRJP is a hybrid municipal/ nonprofit organization recognized as tax-exempt by the IRS under section 501(c)(3). Charitable contributions are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

“Digging Allenspark: The Quest for the First Cabin”In 1859, the Colorado Gold Rush brought an influx of prospectors to what was then Nebraska Territory. At the time Joel Estes settled and gave his name to Estes Park, just 16 miles south, Alonzo Nelson Allen was cutting the first trail into the area that became Allenspark.“Digging Allenspark” tells how local historian Edie DeWeese and a team of archaeologists came to investigate Allen’s 1864 original cabin site. Folks from the Indian Peaks Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society, along with Kris

Holien, of Estes Park, and Dr. Bob Brunswig, of the University of Northern Colorado, set about to prove (or disprove) local lore about Allen and his cabin. Their work resulted in valuable additions to Colorado’s historic record and a fascinating trove of finds.“Digging Allenspark: The Quest for the First Cabin,” written by DeWeese and published by the Allenspark Wind, has just been released. The short, fullcolor volume presents biographical information about Allen, including new research and details provided by his descendents. Large photographs give a close-up view of the archaeology—site, process, finds, and results.The dig would not have been possible without the enthusiastic support of Allenspark friends and neighbors, and especially the Hilltop Guild, a local civic organization that owns the plot where Allen’s fireplace still stands. They have taken on conservation of the artifacts found in the dig.“Digging Allenspark” is available locally at Macdonald Book Shop in Estes and at Distant Harbors gift shop in Allenspark. Additionally, it is available from or Allenspark Wind, Box 275, Allenspark, CO 80510.

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Now that we have celebrated Memorial Day and remembered our brave fallen military men and women, I think it means summer has arrived. I wonder when and if we celebrated spring. I had to wear a jacket this past Sunday just as summer arrived. Friday and Saturday my friend and I played in a bridge tournament in Denver, so Sunday I decided to have Marie and family over for hot dogs, etc. One says come over we are just having hot dogs…Ha, ha, ha! Shopping at Safeway on any Sunday much less Memorial Day weekend is a chore in itself. Then I spent the rest of the afternoon getting everything ready for just hot dogs. First, I had to make potato salad. Y’all know how that goes from peeling to boiling to chopping and preparing. Then making the iced tea and making sure you have all the condiments. Now comes fixing the baked beans, more chopping and baking. I was a very busy lady for just hot dogs. Years ago, I was starting to give y’all a special baked bean recipe that I had gotten from an associate. I was stopped in my tracks by her anger that I was divulging a secret recipe of hers. Guess what. That secret recipe was on internet under the website of K. C. Masterpiece Bar B Que Sauce Company. Well, I can now give you the secret sauce recipe but ironically, K. C. Masterpiece Co. in now non-existent. They went out of business a few years ago. I now use Baby Rays in place but have to cut down on the sugar.

Bar B Que Baked beans 2 (16 oz.,) cans of pork and beans, drained ¾ cup barbeque sauce (your choice) 1 med. chopped onion 1 large, chopped tart apple, like Granny Smith 2-3 Tbs. brown sugar (original recipe called for ¼ cup. Use your taste as some sauces are very sweet.) ¼ cup golden raisins (I sometimes just use regular brown raisins.) 3 strips bacon, halved. In a 2-quart baking dish, stir all but bacon into the dish. Top with the strips of bacon. Bake uncovered for 1 hour or until desired consistency. Make 6-8 servings. There is nothing very special about this recipe, but the trick is to drain the beans. It does turn out rather tasty. Having bad weather on Memorial Day is not that unusual. I remember our first Memorial Day of camping in Wild Basin. I was cooking bacon and I kept hearing a sizzling noise. It was snowing on my bacon. We were tent camping; we spent the day packing up the wet tent and gear and going back to Denver to get warm. Our children still talk about that camping experience. It was a long time ago and that camp site is no longer there. It really wasn’t officially open but the ranger let us stay when he found us all set up. My email: Bon Appétit.

Genealogical Society Meeting June 9

Kathy Tarullo

The Estes Park Genealogical Society will meet Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. in the Hondius Room of the Estes Valley Library as professional genealogist, Kathy Tarullo, of Arvada, presents “The 1950 Census Back Story.” On April 1, 2022, the National Archives and Records Administration released the 1950 census records to the general public, in accordance with the 72 year rule. The release provides full access to the 1950 census images, including population schedules, enumeration district maps, and enumeration district descriptions. The United States census of 1950 was conducted by the Census Bureau, whose goal for the census was to take as complete a census as possible. This re-

quired a lot of brainstorming, planning, networking, and ingenuity. Come discover the story behind the census! Kathy Tarullo received her bachelor’s degree in Family History from Brigham Young University and is a recent ProGen graduate. She teaches beginning Genealogy Classes and a Beyond the Basics lecture series. She is a member of Foothills Genealogical Society, Genealogical Society of Utah, Colorado Association of Professional Genealogists, and the Director of the Arvada Family History Center. Besides searching out ancestors, she loves making cards, hiking, quilting, reading, taking piano lessons, doing Liberty puzzles, and going out to lunch. Her favorite activity though is spending time with her husband, six daughters and 14 grandchildren. Come to the next EPGS meeting to hear Kathy’s presentation about the story behind the 1950 Census. The EPGS meets the second Thursday of every month from January through November in the library, offering a wide variety of programs and workshops. More information about the society, including how to become a member, can be found on its website at All who are interested in genealogy and family history research are welcome to attend these free public programs.

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Finding Rocky Mountain Wildflowers location, and timing for mountain wildflowers. Marlene has been photographing Colorado’s wildflowers while on her hiking and climbing adventures since 1974. She developed a deep desire to learn more about the botany behind these beautiful plants. She has participated in informal and formal studies and extensive fieldwork to further her knowledge and understanding of Colorado’s rich and diverse flora. She has earned her Native Plant Master Certification and is a member of the Colorado Native Plant Marlene Borneman Society. She has taught wildflower classes for the The Estes Park Garden Club is back! Rocky Mountain Conservancy and proOne of the wonders of living in the vides community programs to educate Rocky Mountains is enjoying the abunand promote stewardship for Colorado’s dance of wildflowers that grow in these wildflowers. She is the author of Rocky natural surroundings. Most of us go out Mountain Wildflowers 2 Ed., The Best hoping to see wildflowers, and someFront Range Wildflower Hikes, and times we are successful, sometimes we Rocky Mountain Alpine Flowers. are in the wrong location or the flower Please join the members of the Estes we’d like to see isn’t blooming. Park Garden Club on Monday morning, At the June 13th Estes Park Garden June 13th, at 10:30, in the Hondius Club meeting, you will gain background Room of the Estes Valley Public Library, knowledge that will increase your where Marlene Borneman will share inchance of finding great wildflowers. formation about Rocky Mountain wildMarlene Borneman, author of three flowers, hikes, habitat, and when they books on Rocky Mountain wildflowers, bloom. The meeting is free and open to will provide information about habitat, the public.

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Heartfelt Thanks From Thomson Eccles

Thomson Eccles is pleased to let everyone know he was a finisher at the 50th Iron Horse Bicycle Classic held last Saturday in Durango to benefit Parkinson’s Disease and the Davis Phinney Foundation. He would love to thank all of the kind people who donated to his cause and supported him in this endeavor. Congratulations, Thomson!

Vote The Colorado Primary June 28 All Eligible Voters - Republican, Democrat, Unaffiliated. Detailed information can be found on the Secretary of State website: Qs/primaryElectionsFAQ.html Highlights: All eligible voters may vote in the primaries, even unaffiliated voters for all major and some minor parties. You may select a preference for a particular party’s ballot at any time by visiting or by making the selection on any paper voter registration form (before June 6 if you want your ballot mailed to you). June 6, 2022 County Clerks may begin mailing ballots. Ballots must be received by the County Clerk’s office by Election Day June 28th. Completed ballot can be returned by mail, ballot box, or at a Voter Service and Polling Center location.

Vote Por Las Primarias De Colorado El 28 De Junio Son Votantes Elegibles- Republicanos, Demócratas, No afiliados.

Información detallada puede ser encontrada en el sitio web de la Secretaria de Estado: Destacado: Todos los votadores elegibles pueden votar en las primarias, también los votadores no afiliados de todos los partidos mayores y de algunos partidos menores. Puede seleccionar la boleta del partido particular de su preferencia visitando o seleccionándolo en cualquiera boletade formulario de registro de votantes (antes del 6 de junio si desea que le envíen su boleta por correo). El 6 de Junio de 2022 los Secretarios del Condado podrán comenzar a distribuir las papeletas. Las papeletas deberán ser recibidas por la oficina del Condado antes o el día de las elecciones, el 28 de junio de 2022. Las papeletas completes pueden ser devueltas por correo, urnas o en el Centro de Servicio de Votantes y Centro de Votación.

New Yoga And The Word Classes Offered By Alicia Cossota

Alicia Cossota owner of Zoomet Yoga LLC is proud to announce weekly Yoga and The Word classes in two locations.

The gentle non-denominational, faith based yoga classes are scheduled on Mondays at 11:30 at St. Francis Angelican Church located at 3480 St. Francis Way and on Thursdays at 10:30 at 600 S. St. Vrain, Unit 1 in the Jazzercise location. Classes are donation based with no membership required. All experience levels are welcome. Come as you are and leave feeling rejuvenated; body, mind and spirit. For more information, contact Alicia at or visit her website at

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7th Annual Friends Of Folk Festival





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Tuesday Night Live at Performance Park-435 West Elkhorn The Friends of Folk Festival celebrates Dick Orleans’ legacy with music and community. This free festival is held in the style of Dick’s “Friends of Folk” nights where both professionals and amateurs entertain. Scholarship Opportunity A scholarship fund has been established with Dick’s passions in mind. This award will be given out at the festival. Anyone in the Estes Valley with a passion for the arts can apply for this scholarship and the applicant can be of any age. Different factors will be evaluated, including financial need. Give us an idea how much you need to meet your goal or to get your project of the ground. Simply provide your contact information and answer a few questions on the application form. 1-Tell us about your creative work.


1901 Ptarmigan Trail Estes Park, CO 80517 If you would like, send cards to: Don Gallup 1902 Ptarmigan Trail Estes Park, CO 80517

2-Tell us about how you are going to use the scholarship money. 3-Tell us about how you and your art (creative) work will contribute or impact your community. We'd love to make you a recipient! To apply for the Dick Orleans Scholarship: download the application from the Estes Arts District Website and submit the completed form to by Friday, June 17th. Call for Volunteers We are all volunteers with the Estes Arts District and this concert production is getting bigger and better every year. Send us an email and let us know if you can lend a hand during the festival. The Estes Arts District’s mission with Friends of Folk Festival is to grow the event into a well-executed, professional level festival while still maintaining Dick Orleans’ original vision of promoting new and emerging artists. Dick Orleans was always supporting others to pursue their art, whether music or photography...or anything! He inspired so many and we want to keep that energy going. Get more details from the Friends of Folk Festival page which you’ll find at

Estes Park Village Band Presents First Summer Concert At Good Samaritan Village

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The Estes Park Village Band will be celebrating Flag Day early at the first outdoor concert of its summer season on Wednesday, June 8. The free concert will begin at 6:00 p.m., (please note the earlier start for this concert) in the parking lot of the Good Samaritan Village in Estes Park. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved into the dining hall. The band is celebrating its 40th year of performing for the Estes Park community and its visitors as well as celebrating its 15th year of performing at Good Samaritan Village. Sharing the conducting duties for the concert will be Melinda Workman, Jeff Klintberg and Chuck Varilek. While performing a wide variety of music, the band will present several patriotic songs including “America The Beautiful,” “Portrait Of Freedom,” “God Bless The U. S.A.” and “In Praise Of Freedom.” Vocalist Scott Anderson will sing almost as much as he plays French horn on this concert. Audience members will hear him on “This Is My Country,” “God Bless America” and “The Pledge Of Allegiance.”

The Village Band will also perform marches by Karl King (Fidelity March), Henry Fillmore (His Excellency) and John Philip Sousa (Riders For The Flag). Estes Park Good Samaritan Village is a retirement community providing housing and services to senior adults. The Village is located approximately one mile north of Hwy. 34 on the west side of Devils Gulch Road on Ptarmigan Trail. The band members would like to thank Good Samaritan Village for coordinating this annual event. Audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for the outdoor concert. American flags will be given to the audience members before the concert. The Estes Park Village Band is a community band made up of musicians from the Estes Park area as well as from surrounding communities. New members are always welcome to perform with the band. Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings, starting at 7:30 p.m. in the Estes Park High School bandroom. Call Chuck Varilek at 970-227-8704 for more information.

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Dakota And Ash Need New, Loving Homes Dakota is a beautiful Russian Blue mix who is about two years old. She is loving and quiet while she is still adjusting to her new surroundings. Ash is a very outgoing male tiger cat who likes dogs and he loves to curl up under his bed. He will need a special diet. Both of these sweet cats are currently living at the Pet Lodge. Call (970) 286-1652 to meet either of these awesome kitties. All pets are offered through the Pet Association of Estes Park, a non-profit organization that is your local humane society. You can make a tax-deductible donation to the Pet Association by sending your check to P.O. Box 4342, Estes Park, CO 80517.


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Casting Lessons At Scott Ponds

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FREE Family Fun! Diversión GRATIS para toda la Familia Saturday, June 11, 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. Sábado, 11 de Junio, 9 A. M. a 5 P. M. Sunday, June 12, 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. Domingo, Junio 12, 9 A.M. a 4 P. M.

Andrew Limmiatis will be offering free casting lessons at Scott Ponds from MayAugust on the last Friday of each month from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Dates will be May 27, June 24, July, 29 and Aug 26. These lessons are put on by Trout Unlimited and Andrew will have Trout Unlimited brochures for anyone that is looking to join. A limited number of rods will be available for use or those interested may bring their own. For any questions please call Andrew Limmiatis at 970-473-4555.

Women’s Golf Association Results For May 31st

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Complejo de Eventos Estes Park Livestock Shows Petting Zoo n Kid’s Crafts Horse & Wagon Rides Food Trucks n Demos n Vendors


The game was an ABC player team event, taking the lowest net score of the team. The Team Winners: 1st Ingrid Drouin, Diane Butler and Johanna Gengler 2nd Bonnie Rumsey, Kathy Bryson and Claudia irwin We invite any women golfers to join our Tuesday group at the 18 Hole Course for some fun and a little competition. Contact President, Carla Spreng-Webb for more information.

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Five Fun Facts About… The Northern Cardinal By: Dawn Wilson

The featured animal for this week is the northern cardinal. A rare bird in Colorado as they live primarily in the Great Plains and eastern and southeastern U.S., the northern cardinal is also referred to as the red bird. Cardinals are said to represent life, hope, love, loyalty and restoration. As a result, legend says that if you have a visit from a cardinal during difficult times, it is a sign of a spiritual visit. Symbolism also

Although mostly ground feeders, cardinals will use short perches to look for food, like this female on cypress knees.

exists about cardinals in dreams. The meaning? Follow your dreams and passions or that you are finally being honest with yourself about who you are. Here are five more facts about this popular bird. 1. The northern cardinal is the official state bird of seven U. S. states, more than any other bird. 2. The male northern cardinal has a bright scarlet red plumage while the female is a muted reddish-tan. Both have a

crest of feathers on their head and a distinct purty-purty-purty-purty or sweetsweet-sweet song. 3. The male cardinal is highly territorial in spring, even fighting its own reflection in windows, on a shiny bumper or in a car mirror. 4. Unlike many songbirds, cardinals do not molt into a dull version of their bright red plumage during winter. 5. Young cardinals leave the nest within

The female northern cardinal is a more subtle tan color with reddish tones.

Northern cardinals feed mostly while hopping on the ground looking for seeds. They are also fans of seeds, especially sunflower seeds, at bird feeders.

Lost Penny To Perform At Performance Park June 18 The Fine Arts Guild of the Rockies is excited to present the first free concert in our summer concert series at Performance Park! Lost Penny is an Americana, Bluegrass, and Country band led by frontwomen Erin Dahlby on mandolin and Nadine on guitar. Their harmony focused style is backed up by clever and memorable songwriting and includes covers that don’t fit into any of those genres. As

likely to sing about dogs and Elvis and they are about whiskey and Tennessee grandmas, this energetic band will have the audience tapping their feet and singing along! Admission is free at ths Performance Park concert Saturday, June 18th at 7 p.m. Free will donations are accepted for the Fine Arts Guild scholarship fund for a graduating senior who plans to major in the arts. Lawn chairs/blankets are encouraged.

9 to 11 days after hatching, giving the female time to prepare the nest for the next brood while the male feeds the fledglings. Cardinals may have two to four broods a year. Dawn Wilson is a professional and award-winning nature photographer who lives in Estes Park year-round. You can see more of her work, join one of her Rocky tours, and purchase prints at or follow her on Instagram: @dawnwilsonphoto.

Abundant in the southeastern U.S., the cardinal has been expanding its range into southeastern Canada, the Great Plains and occasionally into the southwestern U.S.

Cardinals prefer thick cover like woodland edges and dense vines.

Daddy Long Legs To Be Presented By EP Community Theatre Estes Park Community Theatre, in association with Music Theatre International, is excited to present the musical Daddy Long Legs June 17, 18, 19, 24, and 25th at the High School Theatre. The two-person cast stars Sean Johnson, an Estes Park native and musical theatre major at the University of Northern Colorado, and Lily Schmoker, also a theater major at UNC. Daddy Long Legs is an award-winning off-Broadway hit musical with book by John Caird (director of Les Miserables) and music and lyrics by Paul Gordon (East of Eden). It is based on the 1912 novel of the same name by Jean Webster. Set in turn-of-the-century New England, the musical follows Jerusha Abbott, who has grown up in an orphanage but is sent to college by a mysterious benefactor so she may learn to be a writer. She can never know who he is, so dubs him "Daddy Long Legs" after seeing his elon-

gated shadow. The musical’s soaring melodies and heartwarming story make it wildly popular with all who see it. Denise Stookesberry, who recently directed Disenchanted and Spitfire Grill for the Fine Arts Guild, will direct the musical with pianist Cynthia Hunt, stage manager Kathy Littlejohn, and with a set designed by the legendary Greig Steiner. Mark your calendars now for the opening of this very special musical. You don’t want to miss it! Tickets and more information at

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News From The Art Center Of Estes Park $80. Going Green with Annie Reiser, June 18 1:00-3:30 p.m. Art Center members: $34.20 non-members: $38. “Watercolor Magic in Landscapes” with Kathleen Lanzoni, June 20 and June 21, 104. Art Center members: $150, non-members $150. “Notan Composition” with Cathy Goodale, June 22, 10 - 4 Art Center members: $72 non members: $80. "Exploring Oil Painting: The Landscape" with Jenifer Cline, June 23, & 24, 10 - 4. Art Center members: $121.50, nonmembers: $135. To register, go to the Art Center’s website or contact the

Pass, you must select the "Family Season Pass" ticket for all eight movies ($38.75). Tickets will be for sale online and at the door of each event, up until 7:30 p.m. on the night of the movie showing. Estes Valley Plein Air: There are a number of participating artists from out of state and we are seeking anyone willing to host an artist between August 18-27. If you have space available, or have any questions please contact Lars at the Art Center. Celebrating 35 Years with a $35 for 35 Years Campaign! Join us in this effort by donating, $35 for 35 years to raise additional funds to continue the operation of the Art Center. Donations can be made through the Art Center website (link) or dropping off a donation at the front desk or mail your donation to 517 Big Thompson Ave, unit

Anywhere but here by John Shelton.

Closing June 6: “Anywhere But Here” – Travels Beyond Colorado featuring the photography of John Shelton. Also highlighting founding artists weaver, Chris Switzer and potter Karen Dick. Last days to view the photography of John Shelton as well as the artwork of our other artist members. The theme wall of “Spring In Bloom.” Opening June 10: “From the Creation – Natural Inspiration” featuring artist member, fiber artist Mary Blanche Morse with fiber guest artist Cori Cook. Also featuring the FACE of Fiber Exhibit. Mary Blanche Morse loves being at home surrounded by God’s creation and working in her studio. The colors, forms, and materials in and from nature give

her inspiration to be a creator, too. For this exhibit she used some of her favorite fiber art techniques. Guest artist Cori Cook creates felted hats, shawls, scarves and jackets, all of which are unique and one of a kind. She loves what she does and every day in her studio is a play day. Also on display in the gallery are the outstanding work of the other Art Center artist members, including other works in oil painting, watercolor, pastel, jewelry, ceramics, charcoal, graphite, glass, wood, sculpture, fiber, photography, printmaking and mixed media. Th Art Center is now open daily 11-5. Art classes in June: ”Harvest Baskets” with Margaret Tullis, June 14, 10-4. Art Center members: $72.00, non-members: Works from founding artists Chris Switzer and Karen Dick.

2022 Free Tuesday Evening Annual "Burning Issues" Lecture At The Y "Y" campers and the public are invited to the 46th Annual Robert M. Lawrence Burning Issues Lecture Series for 2022, conducted at the "Y", free of charge. The presentations will be every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m., June 7-August 9, in the Boone Family Mountain Center Presentation Room. These lectures/discussions are delivered by professors and other highly experienced specialists in their fields. For you who are interested in current domestic and international affairs, please join us in exploring: This week-6/7 "Perspectives on the Conflict in Ukraine," Dr. John Olienik, CSU Prof, Ret. Directions: In Estes Park, US 34 from Loveland intersects US 36 at MacDon-

ald's and turns right. However, US 36 from Lyons turns left onto Elkhorn St. Follow "US 36" and "RMNP" signs to Moraine Ave and turn left. In ~ 2 mi, cross the intersection at Mary's Lake Rd, and move to the left lane for ~1/4 mi. County "66", plus "YMCA" signs take you left onto Tunnel Rd/66. (US 36 continues west into Rocky Mtn. Natl. Park.) In 2.5 mi the YMCA entrance is on the right. From Tunnel Rd./66 to the "Y campus" is Association Drive which passes the tennis courts and mini-golf course on the left. Across from them is the first stop sign. Turn right and follow signs to “Boone Family Mountain Center.” Park in the large parking lot and enter the front doors of the Mountain Center. The presentation room is on the lower level.

Art Center. Tickets for Filmanthropy are on sale now: Buy your tickets for this summer's do-good film series benefitting local nonprofits. Held over eight Monday nights during the summer, these familyfriendly movies under the stars will bring locals and tourists together for films and philanthropy... FILManthropy! Movie Night for Arts and Culture is June 20 with the showing of "The Greatest Showman." 5% of proceeds will be distributed to non-profit arts organizations. Authentic movie theatre concessions will be available for sale by Reel Mountain Theatre, local libations from Lumpy Ridge Brewery, Avant Garde Aleworks and Rock Cut Brewery, and delicious a wood fired pizza foodtruck available per event from 5:30-8:00 p.m. Movies will start at dusk (approx. 7:45-8:00 p.m.) Ticket Tiers and Prices $12.00 per adult, per movie, $8.00 per child (ages 3-18), per movie Kids under 3 are free A limited time offer Family Season Pass for $310-this will get two adults and two children into all eight movies over the summer. To purchase the Family Season

245, Estes Park, CO 80517. Thank you for helping us continue for the next 35 years! Satellite Exhibits: The exhibit at the US Bank, features Art Center Artist Member Debbie Jansen. VERT has an updated display of artwork by a number of Art Center Artist members. At Estes Park Health, Linda Palmer’s watercolors are on display. Social Media: The Art Center can be viewed not only on our website at but we are on Facebook at Art-Centerof-Estes-Park, Instagram at artcenterofep and Twitter at artcenterestes. The Art Center of Estes Park is a nonprofit organization which provides a facility to support the work of local and regional artists, striving to promote exhibition, education, and excellence in the visual arts. Proceeds benefit the artist and contribute to the Art Center’s education and community outreach. The Art Center is located at 517 Big Thompson Avenue, in Middle Stanley Village, below Safeway and above Subway. For more information, please call the Art Center at 970-586-5882 or visit our website at

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PLAYING THE BLAME GAME In the aftermath of the Uvalde, Texas, shooting and other past shootings, all the comments that are being made by political figures, including the President and Vice-president, leaders of both political parties, the parents of the shooters, as well as parents of the school children and other victims, police and multiple community leaders, I was reminded (again) of an old song by Clinton Fearon: “Don’t get stuck in a rut, in a rut, in a rut. Don’t get stuck in a rut…playin’ the blame game, that dirty old blame game, that same old blame game. Always pointing at someone else, and not at ourselves, will only prolong the wrong that’s been done with no one responsible. This little message, take it quickly…there’s no time to lose…no time to snooze. Let’s pray for wisdom to choose between right and wrong, if we want to carry on, to be strong.” I’m sure that we’ve all gotten tired of hearing: ‘Enough! Enough!’ as some political figure throws up his/her hands, as if that pronouncement will solve the problem, or the incessant cry to ‘Strengthen the gun laws!’ by politicians, victims’ parents, and others, as if that is a ‘new’ remedy. We all get weary of hearing one political party ‘bad-mouth’ the other for its stand on various issues that may or may not have any bearing on the problem, seemingly trying to gain political advantage by using a tragic situation. I’m sure there are many other such things that reoccur every time there is a tragedy. And I’m sure that each of us see similar things happening that seem counter-productive to the solving of these tragic happenings. So, what can we do? Some have wisely noted that there are some things that exist in our society that, no matter what we do, are there…and probably, always will be. ‘Man’s inhumanity to man’ will probably always be evident among us. Cain killed his brother in the early history of the world…and such has been happening ever since. God did set down some laws that were designed to ‘discourage’ taking another’s life, but our society has long refused to follow His guidelines, so that level of ‘discouragement’ to taking a human life is no longer in place. Other plans set in place by God to help set the stage for healthy families that will “train up their children in the way that they should go, so that, when they are grown, they will not depart from it”, have also been disregarded. His plan for a man and a woman to join their lives together and bring children into the world, teaching them good moral values from early years, while followed by most families in our society, has long been abandoned by many families today. The parents of the Uvalde shooter have been apart for many years…with Dad (and his girlfriend) totally out-of-touch with his son for months, and the mother the same…abandoning him to live with his grandparents. How well does this father know his son? “He’s a good boy!” “I don’t want people to think of him as a monster!” As to the shooting of small children and teachers… ”He obviously had his reasons!” With homes who fail their children like this one…and there are many… how realistically can we believe that we will be able to avoid such tragedies? As to the rest of the suggestions being bantered around, there are probably things that can…and hopefully will…be done. Gun laws strengthened? Hopefully, but to think that such legislation will eliminate such dangers would probably be naïve. Parents held responsible for the actions of their children? Parents must take more responsibility for their children’s actions. As I write this, the parents of an Oxford, Michigan school shooter of four are asking the court: “Please don’t judge us for what our son did!”, as they stand trial for involuntary manslaughter, because they bought the gun and ignored signs that he would possibly commit a crime. None of us have all…perhaps any…of the answers, but you can couple yours with mine and perhaps those, coupled with others from throughout our nation, may be able to Impact our world to some little degree to make it a little better…and forestall a shooting such as has caused such pain and anguish this week. We can only hope…and pray…so. God bless America…and all the families in her. Bob Lewis

June 3 - June 9

Celebrating Fiber Art At The Art Center Of Estes Park FACE of Fiber in the Rockies Exhibit 2022! The Fiber Arts Council of Estes (FACE) is proud to present the 2022 FACE of Fiber in the Rockies Exhibit to be held at

and the Handweavers Guild of America. The Estes Park Area Weavers Guild will give their annual award, Excellence in Weaving, in memory to the beloved Estes weaver Patty Volker. Patty was one of the original members of FACE team. This year, there will also be a special award given in celebration of the Art Center’s 35th Anniversary. This award will be given by founding artist, Chris Switzer, a fiber artist. Our judges for this year’s show are Jean “Curious” - Dani Ives, AK “Bloom” -Cynthia Jarest, CO Scorgie, Susan felted wall hanging. quilt-thread painting. Sears, and Margaret the Art Center of Estes Park from June Tullis. 10-July 16, 2022. The exhibit will include The FACE committee, Lis Lord, 61 fiber pieces from 29 fiber artists and Pauline Bustamante, Kathy Snyders, five pieces from our Winners’ Circle, Barb Richards, Sue Doylen, Anne award winners from our 2021 show. This Sneary, and Chris Switzer want to exyear’s FACE artists are from Colorado, as well as across the United States, and two international artists, one from British Columbia and one from France. Join us for “Into the Fairy Garden” “Raspberry Fields Forever” the opening Lynn Schorling,CO - quilt. Deborah J. Lane, CO- woven reception of scarf. the FACE of Fiber in the Rockies Exhibit at the Art tend our Center of Estes Park on June 10, 2022, gratitude from 5 to 7 p.m. Awards for the FACE of to the Fiber in the Rockies show will be preWool sented at the reception at 6:00 p.m. The Market, artwork displayed in the FACE 2022 ex- Town of hibit and the Award Winners will be on Estes Facebook and YouTube after the June Park, and 10th reception. The FACE of Fiber exthe Art hibit will be sharing the exhibit space Center of and opening reception with the Art Cen- Estes ter’s featured artist Mary Blanche Morse Park for and her guest Cari Cook, both fiber the netartists. working “Mosaic Sky” -Nancy K. opportuThis show is an Invitational-Juried Bollard, AZ - felted vessel. nities show. The artists displaying their work provided in this exhibit were peer nominated. These nominees were to help make Estes a fiber destination. Many thanks to Julie Kleet and her asked to submit examples of their work Wool Market team for their networking which were in marketing and providing a trolley for juried. Twenty-nine artists were selected for the FACE of Fiber in the Rock- all the fiber lovers to travel between the fairground and other fiber sites, such as ies 2022 exhibit. They were selected for the Art Center on Wool Market weekthe quality of their work, their originalend, June 11-12. We also want to thank ity, and variety of methods. Awards will the Town of Estes Park for their support be given for: Best of Show, three Excelof the yarn bombing on Elkhorn! It has lence Awards, three Judges Awards, and turned into a fun tradition. And to the three specialty awards sponsored by Art Center, thank you for providing a three national organizations – Complex home for this exhibit, we are very proud Weavers, Surface Design Association, to have the show at the gallery.

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Estes Park Senior Citizens Center Menu June 6 – 10 Monday, Jun 6

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

Tuesday, Jun 7

Crispy Chicken BLT Sandwich w/ Tomato Salad

Wed., Jun 8

Hot Roast Beef Sandwich w/ mashed potatoes, gravy & vegetables

Thursday, Jun 9

BBQ Pork Ribs (4) w/ Baked Beans & coleslaw

Friday, Jun 10

Trio Signature Salad (topped w/ Chicken Salad, Tuna Salad & 3-Bean Salad) w/ ranch dressing

June 13 – 17 Monday, Jun 13

Bleu Cheese Bacon Burger w/ Homemade Chips

Tuesday, Jun 14

Fried Chicken (3 pc) w/ mashed potatoes, gravy & vegetables

Wed., Jun 15

French Dip Sandwich (topped w/ Swiss cheese) w/ Pasta Salad

Thursday, Jun 16 Chicken Parmesan w/ Spaghetti, garlic bread & side salad Friday, Jun 17

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

Meals are $7 for current 2022 EP Senior Citizens Center members and are by reservation only. (Or 3 meals for $20; use pre-paid meal tickets.) Exact cash or check payment required. Reservations must be made by 1:00 PM at least one business day in advance. Note, if you want to reserve a meal for Monday, June 6th, you need to call before 1:00 PM on Friday, June 3rd. For reservations call 970-581-2195 and leave a detailed message. Pre-paid meal tickets and membership forms are available at the Estes Park Senior Citizens Center located at 1760 Olympian Lane and at

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

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The Quaker/ Unitarian/Other group meets each Sunday morning at the US Bank meeting room (363 East Elkhorn Ave.). Quaker silence is from 10-10:30. Social time is from 10:30-11. Presentation and discussion is from 11-noon. This week’s discussion will be led by Mike Lindholm who is a Viet Nam War veteran and a retired probationary officer. All are welcome to attend and listen to this most important discussion. If questions; contact Randy Maharry at 515229-8299. Please be respectful of other attendees by having proper immunizations.

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

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EVICS And The Community Garden

New Member Barry Hannigan Strikes A Welcome Chord With Rotary Club Of Estes Park

Estes Valley Community Garden has generously given two plots to EVICS for families to utilize this 2022 season. On May 18th, EVICS hosted an orientation to review the community garden expectations and plant seeds donated by Estes Park Lumber Company. We had 32 people in attendance and are very excited to parcelas a EVICS Centro de Recursos Familiares para que las familias las utilicen esta temporada 2022. El 18 de mayo, EVICS organizó una orientación para revisar las expectativas del jardín comunitario y plantar semillas donadas por Estes Park Lumber be part of this. If you would like your Company. Asistieron 32 personas y estafamily to participate in the EVICS plots, mos muy emocionados de ser parte de please email to esto. Si desea que su familia participe en learn how. las parcelas de EVICS, envíe un correo Jardin Comunitario electrónico a El Jardin Comunitario del Valle de para saber cómo. Estes ha otorgado generosamente dos

Creativity and a talent for making easy connections with others are attributes of Denver native and Estes Park Rotarian Barry Hannigan. Hannigan is an accomplished musician who made his New York piano debut at Carnegie Hall at the age of 33 and went on to teach music as a career. Prior to living in Estes Park, Barry and his wife Mary lived in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, where he was Professor of Music at Bucknell University, and in Allenspark, Colorado, where he enjoyed summers in a long-time family home. Barry tells us his father was a member of our club, so he is carrying on a family tradition of service to our community. In keeping with that tradition of giving to others, Barry and his wife perform piano and flute concerts at benefits around the Estes Valley, including the Estes Val-

ley Land Trust, the Old Gallery in Allenspark, and the Estes Park Newcomers’ Club. President Jim Whiteneck welcomed Barry into the Rotary Club of Estes Park at a Thursday noon meeting at the American Legion Hall. Thanks to Mel Rueppel for sponsoring Barry into this worldwide service organization with more than 1.4 million members around the world! The Rotary Club of Estes Park ‘s dedication to serving others will benefit from the creativity and leadership Barry brings. We welcome all those who wish to contribute to service to their community, the nation and world. Learn more at: Like us on Facebook:






1 Seed transfer @ the Community Garden at 12 pm



Self-defense class at 5:30 pm



Mommy & me @EVICS at 10:30 am

Active Mommas at 3pm


Active Mommas at 3pm

FilmAnthropy "The Sandlot" @ Performance Park at 5:30 p.m


Estes Park Marathon & Half Marathon. Walkers and runners invited



Mommy & me @EVICS at 10:30 am


Mommy & me @EVICS at 10:30 am

FilmAnthropy "Star Wars-A New Hope" @ Performance Park at 5:30 p.m

Story Time @ EV Library 10 am(Baby) and 10:30 am

Mujeres en Conexión @Presbyterian Community Church at 5 pm


4 Spanish Story time


@ YMCA at 9 am

Story time @ EV Library at 10 am

Story time @ EV Library at 10 am


Latino Outdoor hiking @ Deer Mountain at 8 am


Celebrating Moms @ Cheley Camp at 5pm

Time @ EV Library 15 Preschool circle time @ 1610Story 17 Spanish Story time 18 Longs Speak 5 am(Baby) and 10:30 am Presbyterian Community Church at 10 am

Expectant moms @ EVICS at 2 pm



Story Time @ EV Library 10 am(Baby) and 10:30 am


Mujeres en Conexión @Presbyterian Community Church at 5 pm

9 Expectant moms @ EVICS at 2 pm

Active Mommas at 3pm

FilmAnthropy "The Greates Showman" @ Performance Park at 5:30 p.m



Music a the Marina at 6:30 pm



Bike Parade @ 9 am

Expectant moms @ EVICS at 2 pm

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Expectant moms @ EVICS at 2 pm

Mujeres en Conexión @Presbyterian Community Church at 5 pm Hiking group @ YMCA at 11 am

@ YMCA at 9 am Story time @ EV Library at 10 am

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Mujeres en Conexión @Presbyterian Community Church at 5 pm

Miler @ 8 a.m

Kids,kids,kids: Bike, Run, Fun & Live music @ the High School Track & Field at 9 am - noon

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OPEN HOUSE Sat., June 4 11am –2pm 1930 N Sharon Ct • $1,350,000 • 3 Bedroom • 3 Bath • 3,712 SqFt

One Word: Plastics For those of a certain generation, the word “plastics” invokes a specific time and feeling. Who else remembers this short conversation at Benjamin Braddock’s graduation party? Mr. Maguire: “I want to say just one word to you, just one word.” Benjamin Braddock: “Yes sir.” Mr. Maguire: “Are you listening?” Benjamin Braddock: “Yes sir, I am.” Mr. Maguire: “Plastics.” Benjamin Braddock: “Exactly how do you mean?” Mr. Maguire: “There is a great future in plastics. Think about it. Will you think about it?” Benjamin Braddock: “Yes, I will.” Mr. Maguire: “Okay. Enough said. That's a deal.” Benjamin might have done pretty well financially if he followed Mr. Maguire’s advice. Since The Graduate came out in 1967, plastics seem to have taken over the world. A while back, I set myself a personal goal of not buying things plastic or packaged in plastic. I have found that my goal is pretty much unattainable. There is a lot of plastic in my life. Everything seems to be wrapped in plastic if not put into plastic containers. Here are just some of the containers of the things I eat, drink and use: water jugs, peanut butter jars, snack bags, fruit and vegetable clamshell containers, and plastic bags of all shapes and sizes from sandwich bags to grocery store bags and clothing store bags, bubble mailers, cups, yogurt cups, takeout containers, shampoo, hand lotion, suntan lotion, laundry detergent and on and on. Even cars are partly plastic. Unbelievably, there are about 30,000 parts in a vehicle today, out of which 1/3 are made of plastic. We passed another Earth Day in April which reminded me, once again, why I have to do better about lessening my dependence on plastic. I have tried to do better but I need to do better still. I always carry cloth bags now. But all too often I forget them in my car. Gotta stop that. I bought a bamboo toothbrush once but since my dentist gives me a goodie bag when I get my teeth cleaned complete with a plastic toothbrush, I stopped using the bamboo one. Why? I could decline the toothbrush and keep the floss. I also now go to a store in Longmont that focuses on zero waste by having large containers of dish soap, laundry soap, shampoo, and all other kinds of soaps not to mention nuts, dried beans, cereals, and even dry dog food. You bring your own containers and refill them yourself. It was a revelation! Why did it take me so long to find this place? I have recently learned that plastic straws take approximately 200 years to decompose. Even though I don’t use straws at home, I find myself using plastic ones at restaurants or fast-food places when they’re handed to me. I guess I could do better by purchasing metal straws and keeping one in my car for those drive-through frozen lattes on the fly. I already have a couple of reusable water bottles that I fill up at the faucet. It was really hard to give up my favorite cold drink encased in plastic. But now I

found a new drink that I like just as much that comes in recyclable cans. I’ve also bought a couple of bamboo containers with the hopes of releasing my deep kitchen drawer of plastic left-over containers some with lids and some without. Which begs the question – where do all those lids go? Volunteering at Cliffhanger Used Books and The Village Thrift Shop allows me to purchase recycled home goods, clothing, and, of course, books which, I turn around and re-donate when I’m finished. Every plastic item ever created from our toothbrushes to drinking straws is still on this green earth or in the blue ocean. We may find them in their original forms or they’ve become recycled into other products, or, this makes me shudder, slowly breaking down into tiny pieces that marine life ingest called microplastics. I think by now, we’ve all seen those photographs and videos of a mass of plastics circling in the ocean. I did not know until recently that the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is actually two collections of marine debris in the North Pacific Ocean – the western patch near Japan and the eastern patch near our west coast. According to Brian Armantrout, writing for Chariot, a solar energy company in Texas, “Plastics can take anywhere from 20 to 500 years to decompose, depending on the material and structure. Additionally, how fast plastic breaks down depends on sunlight exposure. Plastics absorb ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun, which breaks down the molecules.” But, if they’re floating under the plastics on top of them does that mean they never break down? I need to be better about recycling so my plastic things can become other plastic things and not end up in landfills or oceans. Unfortunately, according to the United Nations Environmental Program, only an estimated nine percent of all plastics ever manufactured have been recycled. Many single-use items can be used more than once, however, lots of plastics, especially food-related items, can only be used once. I need to remember to rinse off food with soap before I throw these containers into the recycling bin, to ensure the plastics are contaminant-free. I now know that one plastic container with food on it can contaminate a whole commercial container of recycling. Trying to lessen my plastic purchasing isn’t going to be easy. I’m going to try to do better by continuing to recycle, buying those metal straws, keep going to Longmont to refill my containers, purchasing second-hand, and doing my best to live with as minimal plastic as possible. The difficulty will be that I am simply so used to living with plastic. I am reminded of what the poet, Elizabeth Bradfield said in her poem, Plastic: A Personal History, “What did we do before plastic to-go lids? Things must have just spilled and spilled.” Mary Mesropian has lived in the Estes Park area since 1994 and is a Celebrant, officiating weddings and other ceremonies, and an Oral History Writer. Her email is maryruthdancer@yahoo.

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What’s Happening At The Estes Valley Library SUMMER HOURS Mondays-Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, 1-5 p.m. Library 2-Hour Parking Library patrons may use any of the seven free parking spaces marked “Library Reserved” during open hours. The spaces offer a two-hour time limit, for use while inside the library. These are located along the library’s northeast perimeter. No payment or permit required.

THE TWIG MINI-BRANCH The library mini-branch at the Estes Valley Community Center (EVCC) is open. Patrons are able to request library materials to be sent to the Twig at EVCC, where they can be checked out at the self-serve kiosk in the building’s lower level. Drive-up outdoor book returns available.

WORKSHOPS AARP Smart Driver Course Friday, June 3, 11:45 a.m.-4 p.m., Hondius Room Learn safety strategies that will help keep you driving for as long as possible. Upon course completion, participants may be eligible for a reduction in car insurance premiums. Sign up at Journaling and Ocean Mindfulness Wednesday, June 15, 10-11 a.m., outdoors and on Zoom Instructor Diana Laughlin leads us through centering practices, guided meditation, and journaling with prompts, exploring the oceans of our minds. All levels welcome. Sign up at, with location details (attend in person or via Zoom). BOOKS & AUTHORS Edge of the Map: the Mountain Life Friday, June 3, 6-7:30 p.m., Hondius Room or Zoom Author Johanna Garton recounts the life of worldclass mountaineer Christine Boskoff, who embarked on increasingly bigger peaks until her

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death in an avalanche in 2006. The first 15 people to register receive a free copy of the book. Sign up at NATURE TALKS Exploring nature with Kevin Cook Monday, June 13, 4-5:30 p.m., Hondius Room A monthly series on how to engage with the wonders of Life on Earth. In “The Facts,” nature instructor Cook explores how “knowing the facts” is essential to a harmonious interaction with wild plants and animals. Sign up at KIDS & FAMILIES Passport Around the Globe Tuesday & Wednesday, June 7 & 8, 9 a.m.-noon Students ages 6 to 12 are invited to a 2day program to learn about the world through crafts, food, stories and activities. Sign up at Storybook Explorers: “Ocean Animals” Saturday, June 11, 11:15 to 11:45 a.m., Hondius Room Preschool families are invited to Storybook Explorers, where children ages 2.5 to 5 will enjoy activities and receive a take-home copy of the book. Sign up at Kids Ocean Mindfulness and Movement Tuesday, June 14, 10:30-11:15 a.m., outdoors With games and stories, and with kidfriendly mindfulness and yoga activities, we’ll explore the oceans of our minds and bodies to stay calm and centered in a turbulent world. For ages 4 to 10. Sign up at, including location details. Book and Fun Club: “Little Dolphin Rescue” Wednesday, June 15, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Hondius Room For kids entering 1st through 3rd grades. Discuss the book on June 15, and join in the ocean activities, games and crafts. Sign up at and receive a copy of the book.

Library Storytimes Preschoolerers: Thurs., Fri., and Sat. at 10:30 a.m. Baby Storytime: Thurs. and Fri. at 10 a.m. Read to Therapy Dog “Bo”: Tues., June 7 at 10 a.m. Music Storytime with Nancy Bell: Wed., June 8 at 6 p.m. TEENS & KIDS Button Making Ocean Animals Saturday, June 4, 2-3 p.m., Hondius Room Repeated Tuesday, June 7, 1-2 p.m. We’ll provide the supplies to create one-ofa-kind buttons. Sign up at Make Your Own Mermaid / Sea Dragon Egg Thursday, June 9, 11 a.m.-noon, Hondius Room Repeated Wednesday, June 22, 1-2 p.m. Whether it’s the ocean egg of a sea dragon or mermaid, decorate your oneof-a-kind artwork, glitter and sparkles provided. Sign up at Watercolor Bubble Art Wednesday, June 15, 4:30-5:30 p.m. We’ll provide all the supplies for unique and colorful make-and-take artwork. Sign up at LEGAL SELF-HELP Free Legal Self-Help Clinic 2nd Wednesday of each month, 2-5 p.m., Library Study Room One-on-one legal advice, for library patrons who do not have a personal attorney. Appointments are necessary, and can be scheduled by calling 970-5868116. Full information at FRIENDS & FOUNDATION Cliffhanger Used Books Cliffhanger Used Books, located next to the Post Office, is operated by the Library Friends & Foundation, offering gently-used books, movies, and music at discount prices. Now open daily for summer hours, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

530 Hondius Circle $800,000 A rare gem in Hondius Heights. Beautiful home in secluded neighborhood. You would never know you’re just minutes from downtown Estes Park. Remodeled in 2002, this lovely 3 bed/3 bath home features an updated kitchen and dining area. The 3rd bedroom is huge with floor to ceiling windows and could have multiple uses. Oversized 2-car garage and a fenced yard that includes established perennials.

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Passport Around The Globe: Summertime, And The Reading Is Easy, Two Days Of Learning And Fun For Kids With Prizes And Activities For All Now through July 30, time spent reading transforms into prizes and rewards. The library’s Summer Reading Program is underway for all ages: adults, teens, kids, toddlers and babies. Log your time online, anywhere, 24/7. Full details are at, where you can track your time, either from the website or download a convenient app. This year’s line-up of reading rewards has something for everyone. Kids can earn wooden sailboat kits, shark gliders, and choose from free books to take home. Teens and tweens will earn prizes like a jellyfish lamp, a shark hoodie, and a family four-pack of Denver Aquarium tickets. Adults can receive gift certificates to popular local businesses, and a chance to enter a drawing for one of two Kindle Fire tablets. For students, summer reading is essential to avoid the “summer slide.” Studies show that kids who read for summer enjoyment return to school in the fall primed and ready to learn (for others, it can take weeks to catch up). For adults, summer reading stimulates lifelong learning and connects us with a community of fellow readers. Multiple studies show the benefits of reading: it’s relaxing, reduces stress, promotes good health, and keeps our creativity and memory skills sharp. “Oceans of Possibilities” is this year’s Sum-

mer Reading Program theme, reflected in this year’s line-up of special activities. For adults, there is journaling and ocean poetry in the great local outdoors. For teens: glow-in-the-dark ocean painting, ocean games, and squid dissection. Kids will enjoy take-home science projects and the “Little Dolphin Rescue” Book Club. There is a program almost every day this summer. Listening to books (whether it’s an audiobook download, or a family readaloud) also counts for points in the same way as reading the printed or digital word. New this year: adults can also earn points by attending summer reading events at the library. Log your attendance just like you would your reading time. Nearly 300 local readers are already signed up, with more being added each day. You can easily sign up, read, and enjoy the rewards all summer long by visiting the link at Thank you to the donors of the Library Friends & Foundation for making the Summer Reading Program possible.

From Estes Park to China and Tahiti and back—in just two exciting days. That’s the journey that kids will make next week as the library hosts “Passport around the Globe.” All the supplies are provided, as kids explore different parts of the world through craft activities, sampling different foods, learning about cultures, and enjoying group activities. The two-day workshop is designed for students ages 6 to 12 (participants must have completed Kindergarten). The sessions take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 7 and 8, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Attendees should attend both days of the workshop. “Passport around the Globe” is one of the signature programs of this year’s Summer Reading Program, with the theme “Oceans of Possibilities.” In addition to programs happening every week through July, the Program invites patrons of all ages to log their summer reading time and earn great prizes. The “Passport” programs have been a favorite tradition over many years, often

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reaching attendance capacity with a waiting list. In years past, “Passport” has taken kids on vicarious travel journeys to Brazil, France, Thailand, Italy, Egypt, and Australia. Through this year’s themes, kids will learn about the world’s most populous country, China, along with one of the most popular destinations in the South Pacific, Tahiti. For anyone unable to attend in June, “Passport” will also take place on July 19 and 20. To sign up for the free two-day workshop, visit the Events Calendar at Summer Reading activities are made possible by the Estes Valley Library Friends & Foundation.

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The Future Of Work: A Living Room Conversation

From: Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership and the Estes Valley Library

Para un gran número de personas, los trabajos proporcionan ingresos y un sentido de propósito. Nos acercamos For huge numbers of people jobs provide income and a sense of purpose. We rápidamente a un momento en el que se confiará en que la inteligencia artificial are fast approaching a time when artifiy los robots harán un mejor trabajo que cial intelligence and robots will be los humanos en todo, desde conducir trusted do a better job than humans at hasta diagnosticar afecciones médicas y everything from driving to diagnosing más. ¿Qué sucede cuando la naturaleza medical conditions and more. What happens when the nature and number of y el número de puestos de trabajo cambian sustancialmente? ¿Tenemos más jobs change substantially? Do we have tiempo libre para disfrutar de nuestras more leisure time to enjoy our families, familias, contribuir a nuestra comucontribute to our community and nidad y profundizar nuestras prácticas deepen our creative and spiritual practices? Do we find a way to share the ben- creativas y espirituales? ¿Encontramos una manera de compartir los beneficios efits of these technological advances, or de estos avances tecnológicos, o crece la does homelessness and poverty grow? falta de vivienda y la pobreza? Join a discussion about “The Future of Invitamos a la comunidad de reunirse Work.” This Living Room Conversation takes place Thursday, June 16 from 3:30 para un diálogo sobre “El Futuro del Trabajo.” Esta Living Room Converto 5 p.m. in the library’s Wasson Room. The 2022 Community Conversation se- sación (diálogo en el salón) tiene lugar ries invites locals to come together, share en el jueves, 16 de junio, de 3:30 hasta 5 perspectives, and enjoy the learning op- p. m. en el Salón Wasson de la Biblioteca. portunities that emerge through faciliLa serie “Conversaciones Comunitated dialogue in a small group setting, drawing upon the Living Room Conver- tarias de 2022” invita a la gente local de sation model. The program is co-hosted reunirse, compartir sus puntos de vista, by the Estes Valley Library and the Estes y disfrutar de las oportunidades para aprender que salen del diálogo facilitado Valley Restorative Justice Partnership. Online registration for the program on en un marco de grupos pequeños, haciendo el uso del modelo Conversación “The Future of Work” includes a link to en el Salón. Este programa se ofrece en the Conversation Guide pamphlet, which participants may read through be- colaboración con Justicia Restaurativa del Valle de Estes y la Biblioteca de Estes forehand. Facilitation is available for English-to-Spanish and Spanish-to-Eng- Valley. El registro en línea para el programa lish conversation during the session. “El Futuro del Trabajo” incluye un enVisit a la Guía de la Conversación, que versations to learn about the series and los participantes pueden leer antes del its background. Find out more about the programa. La facilitación está June 16 conversation and sign up at esdisponible para conversación traducida Advance registration de inglés-a-español y español-a-inglés. is necessary to help facilitators organize Visite conversation. versations para aprender sobre la serie y ______ su contexto. Descubre más sobre la conEl Futuro del Trabajo: una versación en el 16 de junio y regístrese para asistir en Conversación de Sala Reserva anticipada es necesaria para de Justicia Restaurativa del Valle de ayudar a los facilitadores a organizar la Estes, y la Biblioteca de Estes Valley conversación.

Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings AA of Glen Haven- Every Monday night at the Town Hall at 6:30 p.m. Early Worms-Monday thru Saturday at 7:00 a.m. (Tues., Thurs. & Saturday hybrid meetings with Zoom #796 839 839 PW:Worms20) at St. Bartholomew Church, 880 MacGregor Ave. Fall River Group Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held at 453 West Elkhorn: Sunday 6:00 p.m. Mon., Weds., Sat. Noon

Fri. Noon and 7:00 p.m. Zoom Meetings-Everyday at noon Zoom #999 829 166 (no password needed). Monday Zoom Big Book study at 7 p.m. #654 598 884 (no password neeeded). Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Zoom #999 829 166 West Side Estes Park AA, meets at 2515 Tunnel Road, Estes Park and it takes place Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. in the Dannen Library - located on the lower level of the Legett Christian Center.

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Howard Marco 1928-2022 Howard Clarence Marco of Fort Collins, Colorado, passed away at the age of 93 at his home on May 17, 2022. Born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1928 to Clarence and Martha Marco, he married his first wife, Constance Ebener Marco (deceased) in 1959 and his second wife, Anne (Beanblossom) Marco in 2004. Howard graduated from St. John’s Military Academy, Delafield, Wisconsin, in 1947. He went on to attend college at both the University of Iowa and Drake University. Howard served in the Air and Army National Guard from 1948-1951, and he had a successful career in the business consulting and tax preparation professions. He moved to Prairie Village, Kansas, from Des Moines, Iowa, in 1969 where he lived until moving to Estes Park, Colorado, in 2003. He later moved to Fort Collins, Colorado, in 2019. Howard was active as a volunteer in a variety of organizations, including churches he attended, Rotary Club, Turner House, and Rocky Mountain National Park. He is survived by his wife Anne, daughter

Martha Majors (Scott), son Fred Marco, and grandchildren Sarah Majors and Brent Majors. A memorial service to celebrate Howard’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 25 at St. Bartholomew’s Church, 880 MacGregor Avenue, in Estes Park, Colorado. In lieu of flowers, please make donations on his behalf to the St. Bartholomew’s Rectory Discretionary Fund at

Flatirons Church Invites Community To Sunday Services By: Dr. Larry Yarrington

The Apostle Paul gives us the only true example of Christian charity by reminding the Corinthians of Jesus who gave up infinite wealth to become poor so that in His poverty we might gain wealth. Jesus was fully man, but He was also fully God. He could breathe a word and surround Himself with wealth beyond measure. But wealth is not the issue nor is equality as we understand it in our culture. It was and is about neighborliness. Wealth is usually considered in terms of the money one has or the stuff one possesses. Jesus possessed a cloak the was seamless, a high value item. But Paul shows us a better way to measure wealth and achieve equality. Perhaps, Paul captures the idea of Godly equality best by quoting Exodus 16:18 that says “The one who gathered much did not have too much, and the one who gathered little did not have too little.” Equality is based not on who has, but in the idea that no one has too much, and no one has too little. Some people are gifted to earn vast sums of money for their efforts, while others work at jobs that put them below the poverty line. I am not suggesting that we make it a rule that the one who has much, shares with the one who has little. Those who follow Jesus well, must develop the idea of neighborly responsibility that grows not from social pressure

but from love for a neighbor. Following Jesus requires a discipline of noticing. I move within my normal social circles to observe where I might develop a friendship and a helping hand. Friendship comes first, for a friend will not over give or under give. Further they will know the person well enough that they come to a clear understanding, with the friend, what is most needed. Someone in poverty may not need money as much as a hand up. Without friendship, poverty of the soul may be the real issue. We will never know how to give rightly to the other’s greatest benefit without developing relationship. In that relationship, we will likely find that the person to whom I am giving has something precious to share with me. In truth, we all have some form of poverty that needs a friend’s intervention. We simply, with the help of the Holy Spirit, need to notice. In doing so, no one has too much and no one has too little. This is God’s idea of equality and generosity. This is also why my God relates to me as a friend, so that He will know just what I need and meet that need with generosity. Join me this Sunday at the Reel Mountain Theater to learn more about this and other important facts of life. We meet at 11:00 a.m. and have the doors open at 10:30 a.m., so I hope to see you there.

Pastor Rex Roth Former Estes Park resident Pastor Rex Roth, went to be with the Lord December 7, 2021, after living in Wheaton, Illinois for over ten years. Rex died after suffering from a lengthy illness. He is survived by his second wife Betty Bowman Roth, and his step daughters Beth Byrne (Brad) and Susan Keele (Jeff). Rex’s three sons Jim (Michele) of Papillion, NE; Bob of Pierce, CO; Jeff (Becky) of Victor, ID; nine grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Rex was born in Columbus, Ohio on July 10, 1932 and grew up in Woodsfield, OH. He attended Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL, becoming the Junior class President. In 1953, he married Shirlee Ann Kendle. Together, they served two churches in Rockford, IL. Rex and Shirlee moved to Pasadena, California where Rex attend Fuller Seminary. In 1960 they started the Rockford Christian School, which today has over 1,200 students in grades K-12. Rex also started Circle C Day Camp in Rockford, Illinois which is dedicated to children coming to know Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. He then moved his family to Estes Park, Colorado in 1967 where he directed Covenant Heights Bible Camp. In 1972 they purchased Wild Basin Lodge, which they operated for a number of years. During that time Rex became the Pastor of the newly

formed Allenspark Community Church where he was their Pastor for forty years. He preached and believed in “keeping the cookies on the bottom shelf where everyone could reach them.” After Wild Basin Lodge and other business ventures, he and his son Jim opened and operated Roth Family Restaurant until 1994. He had tremendous faith in God. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather who loved his family very much. He will be missed. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, June 17, 2022, at the Allenspark Community Church, 6 Washington St., Allenspark, CO at 2:00 p.m. A memorial fund has been established to support children’s ministries around the country at the Allenspark Church P.O. Box 45, Allenspark, CO 80517.

George Olaf Solheim George Olaf Solheim passed away suddenly at home on December 16th, 2021, at the age of 56. "He can only be physically gone... but never the life lived and the memories shared." Olaf, or Oly, as he was known to many, was born to George and Kathleen Solheim in Iowa. After high school he served in the US Army and then settled back in Ames, Iowa. Having always loved an outdoor lifestyle, he then moved to Drake, Colorado to fulfill his dream of living in the mountains. Olaf is survived by his son, Evan, adored grandson Hudson, his parents, a brother, Eric Janssen-Solheim (Chris) and sister, Heidi Ladd (Jerry),

Aunts, Uncles, & cousins (US & Norway & England), as well as many beloved friends from his youth to death who knew him as the stereotypical "give you the shirt off his back/sweat of his brow to or for them." A Celebration of Life is schedule for June 18th, 2022 in the mountains above Drake, Colorado from 2 4 p.m at Olaf 's home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation in his memory to the American Heart Association or a no-kill animal shelter of donors' choice. "And think of him as living in the hearts of those he touched... for nothing loved is ever lost- and he was loved so much."

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WorldMark Estes Park Now Hiring All Positions!! Starting at $17!! Offering a diverse range of comprehensive health and welfare benefits to meet your needs and support you throughout your career with us. Benefits include: Medical, Dental, Vision and Resort Discounts!

Looking for a license, insured & reputable contractor to build a 30'x40' pole barn in Estes Park (Carriage Hills). Rough-in plumbing, electrical and some excavation needed. Contact Jim Ciurej 402-305-2111. Need references.

FRONT DESK AGENTS NEEDED. Full-time, Part-time and Seasonal Positions Available. Hours are from 8am - 8pm with flexible shifts. Ideal candidate has great people and communication skills. Weekends and Holidays are required. Bilingual Spanish/English is a plus. Call or email today to schedule an interview. 970-888-1438

Rocky Mountain Conservancy

Support a busy Real Estate Office in Estes Park, CO. Looking for a cheerful & outgoing person with a love for helping & meeting people! Great phone skills, administrative experience, marketing a plus, must know microsoft business suite and gmail. Real Estate experience preferred, but will train the right candidate. Starts at $17 an hour.

Responsible for assisting conference and family reunion groups by providing information, knowledge and support to all Conference services. $18.50 $19.25/hour with full benefits, childcare assistance, YMCA membership, and more.

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Full-time positions available. Handle reservations, inquiries, cancellations. Answer phones, emails, texts, asst guests w/questions. Strong telephone, customer service and computer skills. Learn SkyRun software. $16 - $17 per hour. FT employees eligible for health ins.premium reimb Apply: estes-park-skyrun-vacationarentals/job/reservationist YMCa of tHe roCKieS 2515 tunnel road estes Park, Colorado, 80511

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

COMMERCIAL DRIVERS $22/hr in Estes Park, CO Shift: Monday - Friday 5-6am start with Rotational Saturday Combo Commercial & Residential routes

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

Competitive Pay, Great Benefits & Opportunities for Growth!


Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

We’re hiring for the following positions starting at $18.00/hr.: • Drive-up & Go Service Helpers • Checker • Courtesy Clerk • Day-Stocker • Overnight Stocker • Bakery Clerk • Deli Clerk • Produce Clerk • Seafood Clerk • Cake Decorator • Meat Cutter Get your application at: After your application has been completed, please call our hiring manager Ann at 970.586.4447.

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EMPLOYMENT » Place and View Ads at « EMPLOYMENT Historic Crags Lodge

Seeking a CO Licensed Hairdresser/Barber

Housekeeper Part Time, $16 an hour $500 Hiring Bonus!

Now Hiring CDL Drivers

Stop by and see us or call us at

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

970-586-6066 300 Riverside Drive Estes Park, CO 80517 Equal Opportunity Employer

for established Barber Shop in Downtown Estes Park. Generous terms and well maintained on-site downtown Studio Apartment available for $800/mo. Please call (970) 480-5458.

Diversity Engagement Coordinator. DEI outreach work in the nonprofit sector. Must be bilingual and live in Estes Valley. App deadline May 27. $18.50-$19.50, 12-20 hours per week, visit

YMca of The rocKies 2515 Tunnel road estes park, colorado, 80511

Now hiring for all positions for

Building & grounds Technician – sTaff housing specialisT

The Bird’s Nest

Opening June 2022 Coffeeshop, Bakery, Pizzeria, Event Space. Hiring baristas, front of the house staff, event servers, all kitchen staff, and coffee shop assistant manager. Please email info@thebirds–


DON’T WANT TO LIVE IN A CONDO!? 385 Riverside Dr-3+2 & GRG, ON RIVER 1/4mi to town, W/D, DW, lg yd, pet ok with dep, $2175/mo w yr lease avail 6/10/22.–Text 805 279-5240 or email for application.

Condos 3 BR, 2 BA Condo Long Term Lease, NP, NS. $2500/mo. 707-706-3781

Commercial Rentals

Housing Available $14+/hour Apply in person. 3450 Fall River Rd 970-577-0043

This position focuses on the maintenance and repair of staff housing with special emphasis on Glacier Lodge, the year-round staff housing neighborhood. Hourly pay, full benefits, childcare assistance, and family membership.






Office Spaces for Rent 1191 Woodstock Dr. Newly Remodeled 1200 Sq. ft w/ great parking. Near Hwy 7 & Fairgrounds. Call 402-730-4080 or 970-420-4388



Garage Sales

Estate Sales

GARAGE SALE June 11 & 12 8 am – 3 pm Explosion of stamping and scrapbook tools & materials, Cuisinart and Kitchen Aid accessories, Bakeware, small appliances, luggage, too many types of household items to list. 1620 Raven Circle

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

OFFICE SPACE 6 Offices/Whole 2nd Floor 850 sf, Yr. Lease Min. Private Parking, Bathroom, Kitchenette, A/C. Reasonable Rates. Quality Finishes. Located on River. Call Bret Freedman 970-215-2494 OFFICE SPACE For Rent 600 s.f., $1150/mo. + util. Year lease min. 970-290-4488

Remixed Custom Sewing Services Cushions, campers, outdoor furniture, benches, leather and Industrial Repair. Local - call Beth 970-492-5446

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


Home Repair/Service

Rock Point Landscape Mowing, Shrub removal, power wash, rock work, flagstone,& More! 970-308-0049

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

Piano Tuning


Three person Gutter cleaning, repairs professional Class A office. Located in Bank of and new 5” or 6” gutters. Estes Park building on Regular cleaning is crucial Saint Vrain. Previous attorto maintaining good ney occupied for over 20 gutters. years. Two private offices Call or text 720-340-1720. with reception, onsite parking. Adjacent tenants are Gutter Cleaning, Repairs State Farm and Edward & Replacement. Jones. $1,600 per month Book Now for Summer plus utilities. (970) 830-3411 Contact Thom at Verus Commercial, Inc. 303-589-1543 Landscaping One person professional office located downtown on north side of Bond Park. Completely remodeled recently. Conference room, coffee bar, copy machine are available. $550.00 per month, all utilities included. Contact Thom at Verus Commercial, Inc. 303-589-1543

Trailhead Restaurant is looking for Kitchen Staff


1077 Pine Knoll Drive, June 3 and 4th 8am-2pm. Business For Sale Scooter, foosball table, toys, books, CD’s, sleep$40,000 Hair-Nail Salon ing bags, large dog create, 30-years in Business shepherds hooks, deck rail 3 Stations-1 Nail Table pots, hitch cargo carrier, Call Bret Freedman desk chair, mini fridge, Estes Park Home Finders Dyson vacuum, BBQ grill, 970-215-2494 F-150 bed cover, misc. stuff, great prices, cash only.

LEGAL NOTICE Big Thompson Canyon Assoc. Pancake Breakfast Fund Raiser! Sunday June 5, 8 AM-1 PM; all you can eat pancakes, eggs, meats, coffee, juice. Bake sale & craft sale also; crafts at Fire House next door, local artisans. 1479 W US 34, 1 mi E of Drake

Estes Park Housing Authority (EPHA) will close the waiting list for all EPHA properties from May 16, 2022 to June 27, 2022. During this time, we will not accept new applications for housing. We will use this time to update our waitlists. You may submit a new application to Estes Park Housing Authority as of Tuesday, June 28, 2022. You may contact Estes Park Housing Authority at 970 591 2535 or via email at with questions. Equal Housing Opportunity and Equal Employment Opportunity. Additionally, the Housing Choice Voucher/Section 8 waitlist will be open with Loveland Housing Authority only from June 28, 2022 to June 30, 2022. Information and Applications can be obtained from Completed applications should be submitted to Loveland Housing Authority via, in person at 375 West 37th St., Suite 200, Loveland CO, 80538, or faxed to 970 667 2860. These applications will not be accepted at Estes Park Housing Authority. Contact Loveland Housing Authority at 970 667 3232 with questions. Equal Housing Opportunity and Equal Employment Opportunity. La Autoridad de la Vivienda de Estes Park (EPHA) cerrará la lista de espera para todas las propiedades de EPHA del 16 de mayo de 2022 al 27 de junio de 2022. Durante este tiempo, no aceptaremos nuevas solicitudes de vivienda. Usaremos éste tiempo para actualizar nuestra lista de espera. Puede enviar una nueva solicitud a la Autoridad de la Vivienda de Estes Park a partir del martes 28 de junio de 2022. Puede comunicarse con la Autoridad de la Vivienda de Estes Park al 970 591 2535 o por correo electrónico a si tiene preguntas. Igualdad de oportunidades de vivienda e igualdad de oportunidades de empleo. Además, la lista de espera del Vale de Elección de Vivienda/Sección 8 estará abierta con la Autoridad de la Vivienda de Loveland solo a partir del 28 de junio de 2022 al 30 de junio de 2022. Se puede obtener información y solicitudes en Las solicitudes completas deben enviarse a la Autoridad de la Vivienda de Loveland a través de, en persona en 375 West 37th St., Suite 200, Loveland CO, 80538, o por fax al 970 667 2860. Estas solicitudes no se aceptarán en La Autoridad de la Vivienda de Estes Park. Comuníquese con la Autoridad de la Vivienda de Loveland al 970 667 3232 si tiene preguntas. Igualdad de Oportunidades de Vivienda e Igualdad de Oportunidades de Empleo.

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970-586-2557 ARCHITECTURE



Dr. Amber Busche


970-586-4418 600 S Saint Vrain Ave - Suite 5 •equipped to evaluate macular degeneration, glaucoma and cataracts •same day appointments for eye pain and emergencies •referral access to specialized surgeons & advocacy for the best care •full service optical for specialized eyewear Comprehensive Eyecare Right Here in Estes Park!

Sweep & Mop Cleaners LLC Sweep & Mop Cleaners LLC

Cleaning Company *20 years of experience


Cleaning Company

*Clean, honest and guaranteed service * commercial cleaning *Residential Cleaning *Vacation rentals *deep & construction cleaning

* call or text for a free estimate! * (970)-430-7678


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

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


D Licensed & Insured

DIAMOND D HANDYMAN SERVICE Home Maintenance & Repairs Yardwork & Mowing

“Consider It Done!” Dave 303-877-2007





Cajun Handyman Services


No Job Too Small!

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

Charles Santagati 1191 Graves Ave Full service general contracting since 1998


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Office: 970-586-2109 Cell: 970-443-5613 Calls Returned Same Day! Brian Thibodeaux - owner

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REAL ESTATE Simply. Elevated. Real Estate.

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






Call us for all of your painting or staining needs!

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

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

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

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

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



Alpenglow Custom Blinds and Shades

Local Sales, Installation, Service, and Repair

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT ESTES PARK ELK VIEW PROPERTY MANAGEMENT AND CLEANING SERVICE • Long Term Properties • Vacation Rentals • Construction Clean • Residential • Cabins • Carpet Cleaning Call 970-646-8234 or 970-685-7740 Mark Matson and Elvira Matson - 970-235-1133

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71 Pinyon Trail

647 Little Prospect Road

Listed by Tom Thomas

Listed by Christian Collinet



Thunder View Lot 4

1720 Moss Rock Drive

Listed by Christian Collinet

2. 5A CR ES

Listed by Brad Barnett


541 Lone Pine Drive

Listed by Christian Collinet





Sat., 6/4, 12pm-2pm

Aspen & Evergreen Gallery

Listed by Tom Thomas


1706 Marys Lake Road

$80,000 285 Alpine Drive

Listed by Christian Collinet

Listed by Christian Collinet





655 Park River Place

Listed by Tom Thomas



2115 Ridge Road

Listed by Christian Collinet


Sat., 6/4, 12pm-2pm


1292 Miller Fork

Listed by Lori Smith



1489 Dry Gulch

Listed by Christian Collinet



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