Estes Park News, June 4, 2021

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Family Fun Mama bear and her two adorable COY (cubs of the year) in the Big Thompson Canyon this week. Photo by Brad Manard

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Trail Ridge Road Opens For The Season Park snowplow operations May 18, 2021. Courtesy Rocky Mountain National Park.

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. Winter

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

Alpine Visitor Center May 14, 2021. Courtesy Rocky Mountain National Park.

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weather is forecast for higher elevations later this holiday weekend. Park visitors should be prepared to adjust travel plans accordingly and are encouraged to call the park’s Trail Ridge Road recorded phone line at (970) 586-1222. Park staff will update the recorded line when/if the road status changes. Alpine Visitor Center and Trail Ridge Store are scheduled to open Saturday, May 29. Timed Entry System Effective May 28 Rocky Mountain National Park has implemented a temporary timed entry permit reservation system which began today, May 28. Park staff are managing for significant increases in visitation to public lands in Colorado, including Rocky Mountain National Park, along with continued Covid-19 concerns, ongoing park seasonal staff shared housing challenges, and residual fire impacts in some areas of the park from historic fires in 2020. There are two types of reservations available. One permit is for the Bear

tors 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 or above average snowpack on the east side of the Continental Divide and lower than average snowpack on the west side of the Continental Divide. 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.

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 June 3, due to a late May snowstorm. 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 Rock Cut Along Trail Ridge Road May 14, October 31. 2021. Courtesy Rocky Mountain National Park. National Park Service plow opera-

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Trail Ridge Road May 28, 2021. Photo courtesy Rocky Mountain National Park

Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Opens Trail Ridge Road For The Season Last Friday afternoon, local officials Travis Machalek, Estes Park Town Administrator, Jody Shadduck-McNally, Larimer County Commissioner, Steve Kudron, Grand Lake Mayor, and John Crone, Grand Lake Town Manager join RMNP Superintendent Darla Sidles and other park staff to cut the ribbon to open Trail Ridge Road for the season. The annual ceremonial ribbon cutting, highlighting the importance of Trail Ridge Road in connecting the towns of

Grand Lake and Estes Park, was more poignant than ever. Trail Ridge Road never reopened after October 21 of last year, when the East Troublesome Fire ran 18 miles in one day, significantly impacting the Grand Lake community, continuing its run east, jumping 1.5 miles of tundra on the Continental Divide and causing major evacuations in the Estes Park community. After the fire, a major snowstorm caused the road to be closed for the season.

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MPO Curt Plassmeyer, Jessi Mogensen, Zach Hoffman, Mary O'hara, Evan Young, Cody Lloyd, Zeron Lawson, Gladis Perez, Tyler Armstrong, Code Officer Michael Madachy.

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Community Service Officers Begin Summer Service In Downtown Estes Park The Estes Park Police Department’s community service officers (CSOs) are at their posts for the summer. These hardworking seasonal employees serve as ambassadors in the downtown corridor. This year the CSOs will be focused on the Elkhorn Avenue intersections, aiming to keep pedestrians out of intersections between walk cycles and cars out of intersections during walk cycles. During times of extremely heavy vehicle traffic, they will be seen directing traffic as necessary to ease congestion. In addition, CSOs will be on foot patrol assisting sworn officers. The CSOs are supervised by Officer Curt Plassmeyer and Code Enforcement Officer Michael Madachy. Estes Park Police Department’s downtown staffing for 2021: Officer Curt Plassmeyer moved from Idaho to Estes Park with his wife and two daughters in 2014. Curt has been a law enforcement officer for 12 years. He is currently the school resource officer during the school year and the CSO supervisor during the summer. Curt also conducts violent intruder (ALICE) trainings for the community, is a volunteer for the Rooftop Rodeo committee, and coaches youth volleyball. Curt enjoys spending time with his family, traveling (mostly to Disney), hunting, fishing and playing golf. Zach Hoffman is also a second year CSO. He is from the Denver area and graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Sociology and History with a concentration in Criminology. Zach is using this position to begin his career in law enforcement. In his free time Zach enjoys raising chickens and ducks, woodworking and making furniture. Jessi Mogensen is a second year CSO. She is originally from Chicago and moved to Fort Collins to attend Colorado State University. She will be a Junior majoring in Sociology and Criminology with a minor in Russian. Jessi enjoys boxing, lifting weights and spending time with her dogs. Mary O’Hara worked as a parking ambassador for the Town of Estes Park two summers ago and is now back for another summer as a CSO. Mary is originally from Colorado Springs and also graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Criminology. As a long-time Colorado resident, she is excited to be living and working in a place as beautiful as Estes Park. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, video games, and cooking. Evan Young is from Virginia. He gradu-

ated from Princess Anne High School in June 2018 and is currently a senior studying forensic science at the Virginia Commonwealth University. He enjoys long walks on the beach and loves music, photography, video games, animals, and cooking. Evan loves what he has seen of Estes Park and looks forward to working with the community. Cody Lloyd is from Loveland, Colorado. Cody plans on pursuing a career in law enforcement. He is currently a Commander with the Loveland Police Department Youth Cadet Program and has been with the department for almost five years. Cody is studying Criminal Justice at Front Range Community College. For fun, Cody likes to exercise, fish, and spend time adventuring in the great outdoors. He is also excited interact with the Estes Park community. Zeron Lawson grew up on the western slope in Delta and Grand Junction. He is currently studying Sociology and Political Science at the University of Colorado. Zeron has aspirations to go into law enforcement or social work. In his free time, Zeron loves to hike, run, and rock climb. He is excited to be a part of the Estes Park family this summer. Gladis Perez is originally from Mexico. She later moved to Colorado and graduated from Niwot High School. Gladis is currently attending Front Range Community College and will graduate at the end of this summer. She is also aspiring to be in law enforcement and enjoys working out, reading, and not running. Tyler Armstrong is a 27-year Colorado native. He is originally from Grand Junction and moved to Fort Collins four years ago. Tyler spends his spare time making digital art, lifting weights, and cooking. He is excited to spend his summer in Estes Park meeting all the visitors and locals. These officers will be visible throughout the downtown area seven days a week from Memorial Day weekend until midAugust and on weekends through September. Police Chief Wes Kufeld, who once served as a CSO himself, believes in the importance of this program. He stated, “We strive to provide a safe environment for all who enjoy Estes Park. Our CSOs are a great addition and they are ready to assist with public safety needs in our downtown area.” For more information, visit the Estes Park Police Department at 170 MacGregor Ave. or call 970-586-4000.

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Promises To Keep, And A Job To Do When I announced my candidacy for mayor, I made several promises to the people of Estes Park. Being responsive and engaging with them was one such promise. A year on, I take this opportunity to briefly report about my efforts to keep that promise. Each day, I promptly respond to emails and phone calls. Every week, I use the office hours established during my first days as mayor to directly engage with townspeople and others and respond to their issues. Time slots for such meetings are scheduled by the Town Clerk’s office. Also, each week I publish a report out, an informal record, if you will, of whom I’m engaging with and how I’m responding. It offers up my take My open office door. on the issues facing Estes, the processes and actions of the Town Board, and events in which I, as mayor represented the Town (e.g., PRPA and VEP board meetings, ribbon cutting ceremonies). Not a day goes by without me receiving several complimentary comments from people who appreciate the information I share this way. Monthly, I engage with townspeople via a Zoom session hosted by County Commissioner Jody Shadduck-McNally. Quarterly I walk the downtown corridor, engaging with tourists, business owners and employees, about their respective interests and responding to their requests for assistance. When circumstances necessitate and answers are needed, my instinct is to proactively engage with people. That’s why with COVID-19, I went to the local vaccination clinics at the Event Center and during the wildfire, I went to the evacuation sites in the valley. In both cases there’s no substitute for direct engagement with people and hearing firsthand how things are going and what might be done to improve things. Additionally, I engage and respond to people via videos that I produce, speeches and talks I give, my social me-

dia posts, and the work I do with the media. In each instance, I share information, accept questions, encourage suggestions and expect feedback. Four things are contributing to me believing that I’m engaging, responsive and accessible to the townspeople of Estes Park and that I’m keeping my promise to you. They are: a) the overwhelming number of positive comments people regularly share with me, b) the tone and tenor of the engagements we’re having about issues, c) the sheer volume of communication that’s occurring despite restrictions, social distancing, closures, virtual meetings and so on, and d) the progress on key issues that’s being made despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and recent record-setting wildfires. The only question raised about my engagement, responsiveness and accessibility concerns me not holding a mayor’s chat. The chat is activity first initiated by former Mayor Bill Pinkham who periodically held ‘chats’ during the lunch hour at the Senior Center, when he had a captive audience. When the chats were subsequently taken on the road to various businesses, participation diminished and concerns about their efficacy arose. My response to the question is threefold. One, the Town has no policy requiring a mayor to host a chat. Two, each mayor must decide which methods are best for engaging with constituents. The methods I use are above. Most measures indicate they’re working well. Three, as the pandemic recedes, the Town Hall re-opens, and in-person Town Board meetings re-commence, I may find it appropriate to host a mayor chat. In the meantime, my door is literally and figuratively open. There are many ways we can engage. Whatever the way, I stand ready to listen and respond. And I have promises to keep.

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

During the week of May 23, the Estes Valley Fire Protection District (EVFPD) responded to 8 calls for service. This included: • Emergency medical (assist EPH): 3 • Smoke Investigation: 2 • Alarm Activation: 3

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Town Of Estes Park Offers Food Tax Refunds To Qualified Residents During June

Each year, the Town of Estes Park offers refunds of sales tax paid on food items to qualified residents. Applicants must have lived within the boundaries of the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District during the entire 12 months of 2020, have an income within the guidelines in the table below, and fall within one of the following categories: Resident families with dependent children under the age of 18 in 2020; residents who are disabled and received disability income in 2020; or, residents who were at least 65 years of age in 2020. Food tax refund applications will be

available starting June 1, 2021, in the vestibule outside the Police Department entrance at Town Hall, 170 MacGregor Ave., from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and at Applications will be accepted through June 30, 2021. Along with the completed application, certain applicants must provide copies of proof of residency and income, and any other required documents. The requirements are explained in the application. For more information, please visit or call the Finance Department at 970-586-5331, ext. 0.

EPH Urgent Care Opening Seven Days a Week Estes Park Health is happy to announce that our Urgent Care Center is open seven days a week, starting Friday, May 28, 2021. The Urgent Care is located at 420 Steamer Drive, on Big Thompson Avenue (Highway 34) right by the new stoplight and east of the Safeway Gas Station.

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Urgent Care hours will be: Mondays thru Fridays, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. EPH is happy to provide true Urgent Care services to Estes Valley residents and visitors. Of course, the EPH Emergency Department is open 24/7 for emergent and critical injuries and illnesses, at 555 Prospect Avenue.

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Come See The Early Bloomers In Mrs. Walsh’s Garden

By: Merle Moore, Mrs. Walsh’s Garden Advisory Committee

Mrs. Walsh’s Native Plant Garden, located at the west end of Elkhorn Avenue, is coming to life again after a long winter and recent period of cold, wet weather. With all the moisture we have had this spring there are many plants that are ei-

Mountain Ball Cactus

a portion of the garden, at the east end, will be temporarily closed to the public to permit re-construction of the waterfall and pond features that were heavily damaged during the 2013 flood. Some of the early blooming plants currently featured are growing in that area so you need to see them soon before access to the area is cut-off. Plants currently featured are: Golden or Clove Currant and Wax Currant Mountain Ball Cactus and Claret Cup Cactus Star or False Solomon’s Seal Saskatoon Serviceberry Pink-Plumes aka Prairie Smoke

ther in bloom now or soon will be over the next few weeks. If you are interested in learning about how to recognize our Rocky Mountain native plants, and particularly how you might use them in your home landscape, come visit the garden. Entrance to the garden is free and there is a shuttle stop Golden Currant right outside the gate. Just inside you will Hoping to see you in the garden soon. find a bulletin board with photos and It is located at the west end of Elkhorn descriptive information about the plants Avenue across from Performance Park. that are blooming now. This information The garden is open daily from dawn to is updated every few weeks as new plants dusk, is wheelchair accessible and adcome into bloom or other interesting in- mission is free. formation is posted. Beginning in mid-to late-June this year



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Estes Park EDC B.AS.E. Program Picks A Winner On April 20, the Estes Park Economic Development Corporation (Estes Park EDC) held its Business Accelerator Services of Estes (B.A.S.E.) Program Pitch Competition. This competition offered five businesses a chance to present their business model and strategies that they will employ to sustain and grow their business. After careful review by an esteemed panel of judges, Vert CoWorking was selected as the winner! Vert CoWorking is a mountain lifestyle entrepreneurial community center. This company offers a location where both residents and visitors of Estes Park can reserve offices to work remotely for the day or for several months. Other amenities include rock climbing, workout areas, exercise classes and visits from food trucks to fuel your productivity. Owner David LaSalle envisions this office space as a versatile location for employers to conduct work, hold board meetings and company outings, and network while enjoying beautiful mountain views. To learn more, contact David at The panel of judges also heard from Patricia Aldridge, owner of Creativity

Cabin. Her studio offers a supportive environment with personal services and quality products to meet the needs of each creative soul. Whether creating ceramics to fire, fabric, canvas or wood, they provide a variety of quality paints and glazes for those to spend mindful time making memories with friends and family. Visit their website at www.cre-

fresh out of college or a seasoned expert in your field, they will help those take a proactive approach towards professional development. Contact Jason for more information at Next, Backpacking Light, a 20-year old company coming soon to the Estes Valley, provides access to an online commu- Jason Toth presented his company, Argonaut Leadership Engineering and Design, which focuses on providing first class education on soft skills like communication, emotional intelligence, conflict resolution and team management. These skills are critical to navigate the business world. Whether you’re

nity where outdoor adventurists can learn about lightweight backpacking gear, skills, technology, places to hike, news and more. Owner Ryan Jordan highlighted the company’s comprehensive library available to members who can explore make-your-own-gear projects, stories, safety and comfort guidelines, trip planning resources and com-

munity forums. Visit their website at Lastly, Backroad Packers owned by Madalyne Staab and Luke Holmes, pitched their new business model of offering the ideal comfort and knowledge to guide travel enthusiasts around the world. Their company will present travelers with well-researched locations around the globe for people to explore exciting places while meeting the requirements of a remote work space. Madalyne and Luke are in the beginning stages of their business and with the help of the B.A.S.E. Program, they have learned the steps needed to move forward with their business model. Follow them on social media at Backroad_Packers. The 2020 B.A.S.E. Program concluded with a graduation ceremony held at Vert CoWorking, where participants celebrated their newfound knowledge of what it takes to run a sustainable business. Interested in the upcoming 2021 B.A.S.E. Program? Contact E-Center Manager Thomas Cox at

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Hazardous Fuels Reduction Work Inside The Park Boundary Adjacent To Allenspark Hazardous fuels reduction projects take place in strategic locations within Rocky Mountain National Park. The most recent project will take place along Rocky Mountain National Park’s boundary adjacent to Allenspark. Work will include removing dead trees, the lower limbs of remaining trees, ladder fuels, and dead and down logs. Resulting woody materials will be piled on site and burned during winter when conditions allow. The reduction of hazardous fuels is a significant preventative management tool for managing wildfire near structures and communities. These projects are done to protect life and property and enhance the safety of firefighters and their ability to manage fire within the park. When fighting the East Troublesome Fire in 2020 and the Fern Lake Fire in 2012, firefighters were able to take advantage of previous and existing prescribed fire and hazardous fuels treat-

ment areas that provided a buffer between the fire and the town of Estes Park. Prior hazard fuels projects were instrumental in stopping the fire from jumping Bear Lake Road and Trail Ridge Road. Fuels reduction projects cannot be a stand-alone defense against wildfire. It is advisable that additional fuels reduction be completed on private property to meet Firewise mitigation and Hardening Your Home efforts. To learn more about how you can protect your home and help firefighters, please visit: For more information about Rocky Mountain National Park please visit or call the park’s Information Office at (970) 586-1206.

The Super Flower Blood Moon eclipse was partially obscured by a thin cloud cover. This is the view of the lunar eclipse as it set on Otis Peak at 5:01 a.m., 5/26/21. This was 11 minutes before the total eclipse. Richard H. Hahn’s Facebook post May 31, 2021.

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Town Of Estes Park Purchases Thumb Open Space The Town of Estes Park has officially purchased 65 acres on the south side of Prospect Mountain for the Town’s newest publicly accessible open space, known as the Thumb Open Space. The name refers to the large rock outcrop on the southeastern side of the property. For decades this property has been a popular -- but privately owned -- hiking and climbing destination. First climbed by the legendary Tom Hornbein in the late 1940s, the Thumb Open Space features were later used by Tommy Caldwell as a training ground. The property now offers nearly 50 routes from 5.0 all the way up to 5.13, as well as high-quality bouldering. The area is also known for its great hiking, trail running and dog walking—with Longs Peak, Mount Meeker, and Twin Sisters in view from nearly the entire trail. The purchase ensures the property will remain undeveloped and open for wildlife and future public access after completion of a scientifically developed and community-driven management plan. The Town of Estes Park and its partners are committed to balancing the use of the open space for recreational purposes, ecological considerations, and

the quality of life for residents of the neighborhood and community. The existing trail remains open for hiking and is accessible from Peak View Drive. The remainder of the property is closed to all other uses, including climbing, until the Management Plan is complete. Users are reminded to please respect private property and refrain from leaving the marked public trail. The Management Plan effort is expected to be completed within the next 12 months by a team of interested stakeholders and surrounding HOA members who will offer public input opportunities prior to presenting the draft Management Plan to the Town Board for approval. The Town is currently seeking a consultant for the management planning process. The purchase was made possible through the dedication of partners including the previous owner of the open space, Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO), Access Fund, Estes Valley Land Trust, Rocky Mountain Conservancy and the Town of Estes Park. For additional information, please visit or call Parks Supervisor Brian Berg at 970-577-3783.

Wild Basin Road Will Be Closed To All Uses Monday, July 19-Friday, July 23 Beginning Monday, July 19 through Friday, July 23, the Wild Basin Road in Rocky Mountain National Park will be closed to all uses, including vehicles and pedestrians. This closure will occur at the Wild Basin Entrance station and will include the entire two-mile section of the road to the Wild Basin Trailhead. Due to this year’s heavy wet spring snowstorms and increased visitation this spring, the Wild Basin Road has major potholes and residual drainage issues. Visitors should drive slowly, stay on the road and not drive around potholes onto

the surrounding vegetation. Rocky Mountain National Park’s road crew will be spreading gravel and grading this narrow road to eliminate ruts and potholes as well as improving drainage. Due to the road being closed to all uses from July 19 through July 23, visitors should avoid this area of Rocky Mountain National Park during this time. For further information about Rocky Mountain National Park, please visit or call the park’s Information Office at (970) 586-1206.

Rooftop Rodeo Box Seats available Box seats for the 2021 Rooftop Rodeo are now available. You may purchase these online at production/1053738. Ticket purchasing inquiries may be made by contacting the Town of Estes Park Events Office at 970-586-6104, or General Admission Tickets are currently on sale. The Rooftop Rodeo is being held July 5-10, 2021 at the Estes Park Events Complex. Illustration by Gary Hazelton

COVID Screening And Masks Still Required At Estes Park Health Despite recent changes in some CDC guidelines related to COVID masking, the CDC still requires that anyone at hospitals wear a mask throughout their stay. Please continue to bring and wear your mask when you have to come to Estes Park Health or any other healthcare facility. As more and more American citizens and residents are vaccinated, we hope to get to a point where these requirements will be relaxed, but for the foreseeable future, masking is still required for your visit to Estes Park Health.

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Estes Park Archives Program This Saturday The third national restaurant chain to reach Estes Park after A&W and KFC was Pizza Hut, started by two college-age brothers in 1958 in Wichita, Kansas (the name arrived at because the sign they purchased only had room for nine characters), with franchises offered for sale a year later. Longmont's first Pizza Hut opened in 1968, but it took until 1977 for Estes Park to have a Pizza Hut to call its own. Unlike the initial A&W and Kentucky Fried Chicken locations in Estes Park,

though, the building on Riverside that housed Pizza Hut was built specifically for Pizza Hut, which is why the iconic roof remains (somewhat) a part of the Estes Park business skyline, even though Pizza Hut has long since departed, along with other short-lived interlopers like Blackjack Pizza. Stop by “Ten Letters” at 240 Moraine Avenue this Saturday, June 5, between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to pick up your free slender slice of Pizza Hut cheese

Photo by Marsha Hobert

pizza and reminisce about 3.2 beer and ski trips or birthday parties that ended up at the home of “Pizza Pete”. Our local Pizza Hut is destined to be quickly forgotten if those who worked there or ate there don't share pictures and memories. The Estes Park Archives programs are open to everyone, although vaccinated visitors move to the front of the line. Call 586-4889 for directions or more information.

Two early versions of the “Pizza Pete” hand-puppet, along with the classic red roof.

Photo courtesy Estes Park Archives

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Flower Gardening Know-How From CSU Extension

By: Estes Valley Community Garden Board

Do you want to learn more about growing flowers in our mountain climate? Zoom in to a free program, “Perennial and Annual Flower Gardens for the Estes Valley”, Wednesday, June 15, 1:002:00 p.m. Note that this program was rescheduled from April 21 due to an unexpected emergency. If you registered for the original date, a new Zoom link will be sent to you. Sponsored by Estes Valley Community Garden, the program will be presented by Alison O’Connor, Horticulture Agent, CSU Extension in Larimer County. Alison has brought us gardening knowledge for the past several years, through in-person educational programs in our partnership with Estes Valley Recreation and Park District’s Senior and Adult Activities (now Elevated Connections.) Register now for this free program,

open to all, by emailing Estes Valley Community Garden at The Zoom link will be emailed to you after you register. Just click the link on Wednesday, June 15 a few minutes before 1:00 p.m. to connect. Please try to join 5-10 minutes early to make sure your audio and video are working properly. New to Zoom, or have questions? Take a look at to learn a few basics as there will not be time during the program to help with technical issues. You do not need a Zoom account to join this meeting/program. Can’t Zoom? The recorded program will be available online; email to receive the link to watch anytime. For information about CSU Extension, visit their website at To learn more about the Estes Valley Community Garden, explore

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Meet At The Flagpole June 14th

June 4 – June 10

Meet At The Flagpole and recite The Pledge of Allegiance at Town Hall, 170 MacGregor Ave. on Monday, June 14th (Flag Day) at 12:00 noon. Let’s join together as a community to recite The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, sing our National Anthem: The Star Spangled Banner and God Bless America! Let’s stand together as a community in a show of support and gratitude for our great country, the United States of America. See you at the pole!

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Estes Recycles Day Returns At New Location, Seeks Volunteers

Saturday August 7, Events Complex Main Parking (off Manford Ave), 9 a.m. to noon The organizers of Estes Recycles Day are seeking volunteers ages 16 and up for the 2021 event. Are you available on Saturday morning, August 7, to work a twoor four-hour shift? Contact Kathy at for more information. Volunteers from the League of Women

Voters Community Recycling Committee and the Rotary Club will assist recyclers at four stations: shredding, paint, scrap metal and electronics. A simple four-station loop with passing lanes and increased space is designed to keep traffic moving. As we get closer to the event further information will be available at

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Monitored Weed Drop-Off June 19

Now is the time to remove mature weeds that contain seeds that will be next year’s -- and many more years -weeds. The first Monitored Weed Dropoff will be held Saturday, June 19 from 9:00 to noon located north of the Waste Management transfer station at 666 Elm Road. Estes Land Stewardship Association (ELSA) volunteers will be on hand to answer weed questions at-a-distance and direct traffic flow. You will unload your bags into a loader bucket that will deposit them into the dumpster. Bring in your weeds in paper yard bags for free disposal – no slash, pine needles, trash, or dirt. Please remove/shake off dirt from plant roots. Unauthorized dropoffs at this location (w/video surveillance) are considered theft of services. Weeds and trash can be disposed of year-around at Waste Management for a fee. No bags of non-weed materials will be accepted at this event. Paper yard bags are available for purchase at local

hardware stores. These events are being made possible with the support from Estes Land Stewardship Association, Town of Estes Park, Larimer County, and donations. The 14th Annual Weed Roundup will be held July 17. Additional Monitored Weed Drop-offs in August and September are pending due to funding sources. Free Twenty Ob-Noxious Weeds in the Estes Valley Identification and Management Guide weed booklets are available year-round at the Estes Valley Library, Town Hall Public Works and Police offices, Ace Hardware, and True Value. Electronic versions are posted on the Town of Estes Park website: ELSA meets the first Thursday of the month at 9:30 a.m. in the George Hix Room at US Bank. For more information about ELSA contact: Thanks for being good stewards of your property and surrounding areas!

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Local Grants Invest $415k In Nonprofits This Spring, Down By 33%

Four granting organizations give annually to nonprofits in Estes Park. The Town of Estes Park and the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado award funds from taxes and interest on endowment funds respectively. Their total amount awarded is relatively unaffected by COVID regulations compared to volunteer organizations that rely on public events and sales for fundraising. COVID policies impact a combined loss of opportunity for weekend events and year-round earned income from in-person sales. The total dollars awarded are down by 33% ($415k vs $616k), the majority of that loss is due to the closure of Village Thrift Shop in 2020. By: Karen McPherson, Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center Roughly 70 nonprofits serve Estes Valley. Many apply for local grants to support their mission. This week, the Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center (EPNRC) connected with four organizations that annually grant money to local nonprofits to see how COVID has affected this year’s granting cycle. Each organization has different sources of funding: tax dollars, investment from endowments, weekend festivals, and retail sales. Total dollars awarded are down by one-third overall, but each funding stream was affected differently by COVID. Town of Estes Park What is the total dollar amount awarded this year? The Town awarded $244,500 in 2021 to 9 organizations in Base Funding. This is up slightly over last year. Other funds have been awarded for COVID and Fire recovery over the last year. How did COVID affect the amount you were able to award? COVID did not impact Base Funding at all. It actually led to a significant increase in funding from the Town for community businesses and organizations. How has the last year affected the requirements or the sentiment towards the kinds of projects or organizations you might want to support? I don't think there has been much of a

change in sentiment. Equity continues to be an important consideration when thinking about organizations or projects to support. How are your grants funded? General Fund dollars (mainly sales tax revenue). What other grants or funding does the Town offer to nonprofits? Community Initiative Funding, Event Sponsorship, and additional funds to support businesses and address things like food and housing insecurity during COVID. Community Foundation What is the total dollar amount awarded this year? $92,000 in 2021 to 22 organizations. How did COVID affect the amount you were able to award? Because of the way our spendable amount is calculated on our endowment fund, it did not have an effect on the amount we were able to award. How has the last year affected the requirements or the sentiment towards the kinds of projects or organizations you might want to support? Our grant committee has entertained catalytic grants: larger amounts to fewer organizations. This was put on hold during COVID thinking nonprofits needed more general support. We kept our priority areas the same: projects and programs that directly serve the residents of Estes Valley, enhance the com-

EVICS Welcomes New Program Director-Carlie Bangs EVICS Family Resource Center is excited to announce that Carlie Bangs has joined the team as Program Director. Bangs brings a broad scope of experiences within youth and family services and a long history of service to the community. She and her family live, work, and play in Estes Park and experience firsthand the joys and challenges of parenting young children. EVICS Family Resource Center provides services and programs to strengthen and support children and families in the early years of life. Services include early childhood mental health consultation, developmental screenings,

childcare scholarships, and a diaper bank. Bangs will guide programming for Estes Park families that supports their ability to thrive. Bangs will lead engagement and outreach activities over the summer months to connect to families and develop programming to meet identified needs. Bangs will offer a deep knowledge of the early childhood education sector and community-wide efforts to support families. The organization is building the team to elevate the ability for all families to thrive in our community. Be watching for more news from EVICS Family Resource Center, meet the full team, and welcome Carlie!

munity, and provide support to the diverse local population. Innovative, sustainable actions that make a positive, sustainable impact. How are your grants funded? Endowment funds. There are a couple of funds from which the Estes Valley Grant Committee has the ability to make recommendations. There are “field of interest” funds specific to Estes Valley, one fund is specific to housing, another towards health. A more general Estes Valley Community Fund supports projects within Estes. There are currently roughly 9 people on the local grant committee. We do an application through an annual competitive grant cycle that opens July 1 and closes on July 22, 2021. What other grants or funding do offer to nonprofits? Last year, we had a COVID Response Fund in collaboration with United Way of Larimer County. We also have NOCO Fires Fund. We have in the past done a lot of fire response funding, much of that has come up to Estes. Village Thrift Shop (VTS) How did COVID affect the amount you were able to award? VTS was not open in 2020 so the amount we awarded was far less than in years past ($50,000 this year compared to $230,802 in 2019). How has the last year affected the requirement or the sentiment towards what kinds of projects you might want to support? Most VTS grant committee members wanted to fund projects having to do with people and safety during COVID. Arts proj-

ects, equipment for schools, etc were items not funded How are your grants funded? Items sold in the Village Thrift Shop funded the grants. Sunrise Rotary What is the total amount awarded this year? Approximately $28,000 including community grants, scholarships, international grants, community services and youth. How did COVID affect the amount you were able to award? In the previous year, we awarded around $53,000. How has the last year affected the requirement or the sentiment towards what kinds of projects you might want to support? This year we looked at youth, first responders and the elderly. How are your grants funded? Three ways: Arts and Crats Show, Autumn Gold and individual contributions. This year much of the funding came from reserves. EPNRC regularly shines a spotlight on local organizations and grantors. To see interviews, visit EPNRC helps to diversify local nonprofit partners’ grant income by providing access to The Foundation Directory Online, a database locating in-depth information about grantmakers and their grants. Includes almost one million grant opportunities from about 90,000 grantmakers.

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I’ve been asked to preach at a church in Loveland on Father’s Day. I jumped at the chance for several reasons. First, I usually ‘preach’ to myself first on such occasions, thus it gives me a chance to evaluate my own parenting of those four children God gave my wife and me the privilege of raising. Secondly, I feel that most of us fathers do not take as much time to evaluate our choices as they relate to our child raising as mothers. Visit any bookstore and you will find more books written to tell mothers how to raise their children, than fathers. And you can guess the reason! Most men do not read books about such subjects. (True also about books to teach wives how to be better wives than books to teach us how to be better husbands, because, sadly, we men do not buy / read such books…although such would help us be better at both.) An author, Og Mandino, in his book, The Choice, shares one father’s challenge…a challenge that most of us wrestle with. Og tells the story of a very successful business man, dubbed ‘Mr. Success’ by his company. When he wasn’t selling, he was speaking to groups, teaching at a nearby university, or pursuing his passion for golf. One day he got up early, ready for a round of golf, when his two sons surprised him with a shout, “Happy Father’s Day, Dad!” They hugged him and gave him their homemade cards bearing the words, “to the greatest father in the world.” Then they hurried out, to allow him to get ready for his golf game. After they left, he began to ‘see’ them, as if seeing them for the first time. “Perhaps it was no more than an illusion created by the early morning, but Glenn, my twelve year old, seemed to be aging before my eyes. Or, maybe it was just the first time I had taken a good look at him since I couldn’t remember when. ‘My, he seemed all grown up...and was so handsome!’ Between my long hours at the office and university plus my weekends on the golf course, I hadn’t noticed his gradual transition from the infant I once bathed every night to the young man I just saw. The horrible thought suddenly hit me that he would be off to college in five years and more or less out of my life in ten. I turned my attention to Todd who was struggling to read aloud from the back of his giant cereal box. He was already in the first grade. It was only yesterday, wasn’t it, that I had paced outside the delivery room until I heard his first cry? ‘Where did those six years go?’” When his golf buddies arrived he excused himself from playing, he had some letters to write… some letters of resignation so that he could get back to spending more time with those things that are ‘best’, than spending so much time with those things which are merely ‘good’. Stories like this are often told by fathers who finally wake up to their responsibility and, often, failures to put their ‘fathering’ duties ahead of the many other things that crowd in. Unfortunately, all too often, fathers fail to realize it until it is too late and their opportunity is gone. How many youth can identify with a boy who went to his father to ask him to go with him to an activity. As he walked away, rejected… again, he muttered: “All I ever get is a ‘busy signal’!” Some years ago I was becoming like this father. I was directing a youth camp in Arizona, trying to tend to every need of the staff and two hundred children that were at that camp. After several days of ‘meeting the needs of others’ my wife asked me, “Bob, have you noticed what your children are calling you?” Puzzled by her question I paid special attention when my oldest son came up the next time. He said, “Bob, can we…?” He had learned that if any of the children / staff came to me with a need and addressed me like that, I would listen. If someone came up and said. “Dad…?” a different response was given. Perhaps some of you men can identify with that! Popular country music singer and actor, Reba McEntre, told her story in a song that best illustrates this problem. “The greatest man I never knew lived just down the hall. And every day we said, ‘Hello’, but never touched at all. He was in his paper and I was in my room. How was I to know that he thought that I had hung the moon. The greatest man I never knew, came home late every night. He never had too much to say, too much was on his mind. I really never knew him and now it seems so sad. Everything he gave to us, took all he ever had. Then days turned into years and the memories were black and white. He grew cold like an old winter wind, blowing across my life. The greatest words I never heard, I guess I’ll never hear. The man I thought would never die, has been dead almost a year. He was good at business, but there was business left to do. He never said he loved me. I guess he thought I knew.” This song tells the story of so many families. If you read this article, perhaps, it will give fathers an opportunity to get ready for a challenge that is often presented on Father’s Day…and resolve to make some changes so that that special day of honor will be less likely to chide you about your ‘fathering’. If you are a mother reading this, you, hopefully, will be able to truly appreciate the way your children’s father takes his responsibility seriously and assists you in raising up ‘good kids’. Tell him so! I plan to follow this article with some thoughts about what every child needs in order to be a fulfilled person as they grow and positive suggestions about how to go about meeting those needs so that they will always be proud of themselves and you can always be proud of them and satisfied with the way you have fulfilled your duties to them. Good luck and God bless.

Bob Lewis

Estes Park Senior Citizens Center Menu June 7 – June 11 Monday, June 7

Breakfast Burrito (eggs, cheese, refried beans & potatoes in floured tortilla) w/ green chili on the side Tuesday, June 8 BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwich w/ Baked Beans & coleslaw Wednesday, June 9 Vegetarian Burger (topped w/ mushrooms, Swiss cheese & avocado) w/ tomato salad Thursday, June 10 Meat Lasagna w/ garlic bread & side salad Friday, June 11 Tuna Salad Sandwich on wheat w/ Homemade Chips & soup

June 14 – June 18 Monday, June 14

Swiss Mushroom Burger w/ 3-Bean Salad

Tuesday, June 15

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

Wednesday, June 16 French Dip Sandwich (topped w/ Swiss cheese) w/ pasta salad Thursday, June 17

Chicken Alfredo w/ Spaghetti, garlic bread & side salad

Friday, June 18

Shrimp Platter (4 grilled & 4 fried) w/ Rice Pilaf & soup

All noon meals are $5 for current EP Senior Citizens Center members and are by reservation only. Reservations must be made by 1:00 PM at least one business day in advance. Note, if you want to reserve a meal for Monday, June 7th you need to call before 1:00 PM on Friday, June 4th. 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 10:15-11:00); Mahjong (Tuesdays 10-2) 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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Five Fun Facts About…The Pygmy Nuthatch By: Dawn Wilson

This week’s featured subject is the pygmy nuthatch. These small and vocal birds are year-round and abundant residents of Estes Park. Look for them clinging to trunks or the undersides of branches of ponderosa pine trees. Here are some more fun facts about our small neighbor in Estes Valley. 1. This tiny songbird is the smallest

of the three nuthatches in western North America. It can weigh only 0.3 to 0.4 ounces. 2. Pygmy nuthatches are social birds. They will breed cooperatively and roost in groups in tree cavities during cold nights. They are so communal that no records exist in the world of these birds roosting alone. 3. Long-needled pine forests are the

typical habitat for pygmy nuthatches, with ponderosa pine forests being their preference. 4. Pygmy nuthatches climb tree trunks and cling to branches to search under the bark and in needle clusters and pinecones for insects, like beetles, wasps, and caterpillars. 5. A group of nuthatches is collectively known as a “jar” of the

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

Pygmy nuthatches are quite vocal, like this little guy displaying and signing during the spring mating season.

Two pygmy nuthatches work on their nest in Estes Park. Nuthatches will use feathers, grass and other soft items to cushion the nest.

Pygmy nuthatches live primarily in pine trees where they search for food in needle clusters and cones.

It takes a lot of work to get a nest just right for the new clutch of baby birds. This nuthatch spent several days excavating a cavity in a broken branch.

Pygmy nuthatches are extremely social, often nesting and roosting with multiple birds, like this group of three at the nest box.

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A Wildlife Reminder: Time To Be Bear Aware Clean garbage cans regularly to keep them as odor free as possible. Use a bear-resistant trash can or dumpster. These are available from your trash hauler and local hardware stores. Bears have an excellent sense of smell, so try to prevent odors. If you don't have secure storage, put items that might become smelly into the freezer until trash day. Keep garage doors closed. Lock your doors and windows when you’re away from home and at night. Keep the bottom floor windows of your house closed when you're not at home. Clean-up thoroughly after picnics in the yard or on the deck. Don't allow food odors to linger. Talk to your neighbors and kids about being bear aware. Minimize items that attract bears or other wildlife Do not attract other wildlife by feeding them. Don't leave pet food or stock feed outside. Bird feeders are a major source of bear/human conflicts. Attract birds naturally with flowers and water baths. Do not hang bird feeders from April 15 to Nov. 15. If you must have bird feeders: clean up beneath them every day, bring them in at night, and hang them high so that they're completely inaccessible to bears. Bears have good memories and will return to places they’ve found food.

Photo by Brad Manard

Allow grills to burn for a couple of minutes after cooking to burn off grease and to eliminate odors. Clean the grill after each use. If you have fruit trees, pick fruit before it gets too ripe. Don't allow fruit to rot on the ground. Secure compost piles. Bears are attracted to the scent of rotting food -- and they'll eat almost anything. If you keep small livestock, keep animals in a fully covered enclosure, don’t store food outside, keep enclosures clean to minimize odors, hang rags soaked in ammonia around the enclosure. If you have bee hives, install electric fencing where allowed. Be careful with vehicles and at campsites. Do not keep food in your vehicle; roll up windows and lock the doors of your vehicles. When car-camping, secure all food and coolers in a locked vehicle after you’ve eaten. Keep a clean camp, whether you’re in a campground or in the back-country. When camping in the back-country, make sure to have bear proof containers for any food or scented items. Don’t bring any food or fragrant items into your tent. Cook food well away from your tent; wash dishes thoroughly. For more information go to the Living with Wildlife section on the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website:

Photo by Brad Manard

Bears have emerged from hibernation and are on the prowl for food. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is sending its annual reminder, asking Colorado residents and visitors to be “Bear Aware.” In early spring, bears can usually find sources of natural food as wild plants begin to grow nutritious new sprouts. Bears also prefer natural sources of food. But if food becomes scarce some bears will go to residential areas looking for a meal. Significant bear/human conflicts usu-

ally don’t start until mid-summer. But now’s the time to start thinking about how you can be bear aware. By taking some simple precautions, you can avoid conflicts with bears at your home and in your neighborhood. Here is a list that will help us to keep bears wild: Around the house Keep garbage in a well-secured location. Only put out garbage on the morning of pickup.

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Elk Calves Appearing In The Estes Valley Caution Urged Around Protective Moms Photos by Jim Ward

By: Kris Hazelton With the new baby elk calves and the proximity of the elk population to the Estes Park residents and visitors, everyone is urged to be on alert and know that the mothers are not being aggressive when defending their young, just protective. It’s our responsibility to not get too close to the baby or the mother during calving season. In the event that you encounter a protective mother elk anywhere in the Estes Valley, here are some helpful tips. Be aware. The best thing to do at this time of year is to be very aware of your surroundings. The cows have calves all over town and you just never know when you’re going to happen to walk by a mother and calf. Back away. If you encounter a protective mother, the best thing to do is to back

away quickly. Don’t turn your back on her, as you won’t know if she is charging you. Make yourself look large. If you have a jacket, raise it above your head, and swing it around, make yourself look formidable. Chances are the mother will be glad you’re leaving their space. However, if she continues to pursue you, check around for a stick and if one is available, pick it up and throw the stick at her or if she approaches, give her a whack on her nose to drive her away. Protect your head. If she is an especially protective mother and charges you to the point of knocking you down, curl up in the fetal position and protect your head and neck with your arms and hands. She’ll most likely give you a couple of thumps with her legs and then leave you alone, not seeing you as a potential threat anymore.

Advice for dog owners. If you happen to be walking or jogging with a dog, the elk will be even more on alert and aggressive towards your dog. She will see your pet as a real threat, a predator, to her baby. The best thing to do in this case is turn around and go the other way. If you can’t do that, let your dog go for the time, and save yourself. The elk will most likely chase off your dog and you can retrieve the dog a bit further down the trail. Change your route. If the elk are on the trail you frequent, there are miles of other trails, less used by the elk and it is suggested you alter your route for a few weeks to avoid potential problems. Although the elk are used to seeing people, the elk are very much still wild animals. Adult elk, both male and female, are very large and can be dangerous, particularly if they think a person is threatening their territory or offspring.

Another important note, if you find a baby elk or mule deer, please never go near or touch it. Even though it could appear that its mother is absent, elk calves are seldom orphaned, and its mother is probably feeding only a short distance away. She’ll make herself known very quickly when you get too close! If you come across a protective female elk, and she is endangering people in a public area, the best thing to do is move away and call the Estes Park Police Department Dispatch Center at 586-4000. They will notify the proper authorities and the volunteers who will temporarily close off the area until the mother moves on with her calf. Educating ourselves and our visitors about wildlife issues is the right thing to do, especially around calving time and during the fall rut. Remember, there’s a reason it’s called wildlife.

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Childsplay At Open Mic Night In The Glen

Come and enjoy a night of fun and music with Open Mic Night featuring Steve and Becky Childs (cinnamon rolls) with there band Childsplay. It will be at the

Glen Haven Town Hall this Friday evening June 4th. C’mon out and enjoy! Photo by Bill Anderson

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Adorable Simon Is Looking For A New, Loving Home

Grand Opening Of The Lodge At Solitude Cabins

Paul and Kathy Kochevar & Steve and Kaylyn Kruger.

Simon is three to four years old and is sweet and friendly. He is a big guy at 16 pounds. He came from a quiet home, so we are learning more about what other friends he might like to live with in his new home. This cute cat is currently living at the Pet Lodge. Call (970) 286-1652 to meet sweet Simon.

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. For more information, please call 970-286-1652.

Since the conception of Solitude Cabins, we have realized a need for a small event center to compliment the cabins. We are excited to add The Lodge to accommodate overflow for the cabins and offer comfortable accommodations to folks that just don't need the larger space provided with our cabins. Solitude Cabins, designed and developed by Paul and Kathy Kochevar, has provided upscale vacation homes since 2003. Steve and Kaylyn Kruger have managed operations of the property since 2008. Paul Kochevar is a retired Civil Engineer; Kathy has years of business background; while Steve and Kaylyn Kruger have an extensive background in Hotel Management with Marriott and Holiday Inn Express. With the Grand Opening of The Lodge at Solitude Cabins, we can now offer small group events such as family reunions, intimate wedding activities along with corporate retreats. The Event Center, referred to as “The Gathering Room” can accommodate up to 40 people. It is an attractive and inviting space with a fireplace, comfortable seating that can transfer to meeting room set up

along with a pantry for caterers and great views. The Lodge rooms consist of six upscale “hotel-style” rooms and one suite with a kitchenette and sitting area. The Lodge rooms and suite are ideal for “Cabin Overflow.” Many family reunions have one or two folks that just don't need the cabin but still want to be on property to enjoy the family activities. The indoor Gathering Room allows for gatherings without having to work around our unpredictable mountain weather. For the future, our plan is to continually enhance and provide comfortable, inviting and upscale guest services to meet a variety of guests and group needs. Solitude Cabins & Lodge is “not just a name... but a feeling.” It is located on the “quiet side” of town; and easy for guests to get in town and out of town without getting caught up in traffic congestion. Only 1/2 mile from Lake Estes and two miles from town at 1885 Sketch Box Lane, we are closely located to restaurants, shops and activities, yet maintain a quiet, remote atmosphere. For more information, call (970) 577-7777.

Quilts Of Valor Seeking Veterans

The Estes Valley Quilt Guild will resume giving Quilts of Valor to veterans who have been touched by war. The presentation ceremony will be before the

Village Band Concert at Performance Park on July 4, 2021. Please forward a deserving veteran's contact information to

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Estes Park Sunrise Rotary Gives Back To The Community

Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary is so proud to contribute back to our community in a very special way. Each year, special high achieving young adults graduating from our high school are rewarded financial scholarship’s to assist them in moving forward with their education. Sunrise Rotary generates these funds through our fundraising efforts which are successful because of all of you here in our community that support these events. The photo represents two of our leaders at Sunrise Rotary representing the board and the foundation and the students that were our chosen recipients


Photo by Brad Manard

this year, 2021. It is in total sincerity that we express our appreciation for the support of our community to assist us in fundraising in the sole purpose of being able to give back to our community where there are areas of needs. The scholarship assistant program has been one that is greatly treasured by our club and has continued for many, many years. Thank you to our wonderful community and congratulations to these outstanding young achievers, Expressed Sincerely, Steve Misch

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Eco-Sense: Plastics Are A Hot Topic


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Plastics began to appear on the horizon as early as the 1930s, but widespread, practical uses began after WWII. When mankind discovered the light weight, durable, nearly indestructible nature of plastic packaging, that’s when the real boom began and the volume of plastic exploded from there. The boon and the problem with plastic is that very indestructible trait. Once created, plastic never really disappears and we, the human race, are running out of places to store it. Some plastics can be recycled into new products with the use of heat to reform the original resin beads. Each class of resin is unique and cannot be recycled with other resins. In 1988, The Society of the Plastics Industry, SPI, in an effort to establish more efficient plastic recycling, created seven resin classes and initiated identification by class number in a triangular symbol amid chasing arrows. This system is in use today. The first 6 classes each signify a specific plastic resin. Class # 7 is a catchall for all other resins. Most #7 plastics are not recyclable. As people began to believe the myth that all plastic containing a resin code is recyclable, use of the codes grew and use of the marked products grew. However, recyclability varies. Some resins are not recyclable. Some resins have little or no monetary value. Some collection yards have stricter cleanliness rules than others (although no one wants dirty diapers in recycling!) Some MRF sorting machines have more updated techniques. Single stream facilities often regulate by shape, color, or size. The Transfer Station (TS) and the Residential Recycling Center (RRC) accept only jars, jugs, bottles, and tubs (shape). Clamshells, bakery and deli 2-part boxes are not considered tubs. Larimer County, who provides the service in Estes, currently recycles #1, #2, #4, and #5 (resins), but not black plastic (color), and there are some size restrictions. People are constantly asking what the bottles, jars, jugs, and tubs collected by the Transfer Station and the Residential Recycling Station become after recycling. Here are some possibilities: #1 PET (ethylene glycol and terephthalic acid) was first pursued by Dupont to make new textile fibers. Today it is most often soda and juice bottles, produce clam shells, deli and bakery containers, supplemented by other containers for food or health and beauty products – but it can also become long term products like polyester clothing, construction materials, or carpet. Petro-

leum based #2 HDPE often appears as shampoo bottles or milk jugs –or– such things as toys, recycling bins, or flower pots. LDPE (#4) most often becomes plastic bags, but can be squeezable condiment bottles, toys and an assortment of laboratory or industrial uses. #5 Polypropylene (PP) is a versatile, heat resistant (dishwasher proof), waterproof plastic. In fiber form it makes excellent reusable tote bags, rope, twine, tape, durable clothing, and camping equipment and it is used extensively throughout the marine, automotive, and medical industries. Also: Whole Foods collects clean, used #5 products and sends them to Preserve, who reconstitute them as toothbrushes, razors, cutting boards, tableware, and items for the kitchen – sold at Whole Foods. Definitely a closed loop! #3 PVC (polyvinylcloride) is used for a variety of industrial and construction purposes including underground water pipe but it is rarely recoverable and should be avoided when considering short term use. #6 Polystyrene (PS) likewise should likewise be restricted to long term, permanent uses such as insulation panels. Many MRFs no longer attempt to recycle #3, #6, or #7. #7 PLA, made from corn, not petroleum is compostable – not recyclable. Clean, used plastic bags should be taken (locally) to Safeway or Country Market for recycling. However, there are bills before the Senate that propose eliminating much of the plastic shopping bags as well as expanded polystyrene tableware and takeout boxes. If either Colorado HB21-1162 or US S984 pass there will be considerably less plastic decorating our landscape and getting caught in antlers. With the advent of single stream recycling, it became quite simple to say, “Glass, metal paper, plastic – toss it in the bin.” Some recyclers even began to accept non recyclables as recycling in an effort to make it easy and attract more recycling. But it truly does not work that way. If we are to control the plastic proliferation, this requires that the consumers (individuals, businesses, manufacturers) and the waste disposal industry (haulers and MRFs) all collaborate in the pursuit of best practices. Each member of the industry must offer clear guidance, not only on what they accept, but also on what they recycle. Each consumer must be willing to make the effort to recycle, and be cognizant of what constitutes contamination, whether that contamination is food residue or a non-recyclable resin.

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Under Contract in Days!

MAGNIFICENT MOUNTAIN views with a wrap around deck on

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Fantastic Views

BEAUTIFUL HEAVILY TREED lot with rock out-cropping. Fantastic views of the valley.




Estes Park Cottage Charm

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The Mountains Are Calling... We'll Guide You Home – RE/MAX

Mountain Brokers 1200 Graves Avenue, Estes Park

Office: 970-586-5324 $549,500 $799,900

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Vehicle Renewal Convenience Expanded King Soopers on John F. Kennedy Parkway, just north of Harmony, is the 3rd location in Larimer County where a quickand-easy, self-service renewal kiosk has been placed. Renewing your vehicle license plate just got easier! Now there is a self-service kiosk located at a third King Soopers site in the county. Vehicle Licensing kiosks located in grocery stores provide true convenience for vehicle owners. There are now three locations throughout Larimer County – one on the north side of Fort Collins, one on the south side of Fort Collins, and one in central Loveland. All vehicles currently registered in Larimer County, with an address matching the renewal notice received by mail, are eligible to be renewed at this kiosk – as long as proof of insurance and vehicle emission inspections are up to date. 1. Simply scan your renewal postcard or type your license plate number. 2. Pay your taxes and fees via card or check. 3. Your registration and tab print on the spot, and you are ready to go! “We no longer renew license plates in person, since COVID and because there are so many other options available for you – and there’s no reason for us to go back to doing so. Plates can be renewed over the phone, in the mail, by drop off at our offices, and using one of our three

Self-Service Renewal Kiosks available here in Larimer County.” says Clerk & Recorder Angela Myers. “Keeping these transactions out of the Vehicle Licensing offices makes our infrastructure (and taxpayer funds) go further; and the kiosks are true convenience for our citizens.” More than 11 Colorado counties participate in the kiosk program across the state. If a vehicle is registered in one of the following counties, the owner may use any of the statewide kiosk locations to renew their vehicle: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Douglas, El Paso, Fremont, Jefferson, La Plata, Larimer, Mesa or Weld. Larimer County Locations King Soopers - 1842 N College, Fort Collins King Soopers - 4503 John F Kennedy Pkwy, Fort Collins King Soopers - 1275 Eagle Drive, Loveland For more information visit “We’re thinking hard about how we can improve efficiencies and services for our Larimer citizens. These kiosks are extremely well received, and we’re proud to make them available,” says Angela.


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For 15 years the Estes Park Vitamin Store has been serving Estes Park and surrounding areas. Not only does this store supply nutritional supplements such as Nature's Way and Nordic Naturals, but it also carries a variety of other consumer products, protein supplements, cosmetics, food items such as gluten free grains, pasta flour, chips, crackers and herb teas. There are also essential oils and CBD products. Contact the listing office to see this long-standing, successful business.


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401 MOCCASIN CIRCLE DRIVE - $775,000 Elegant craftsmanship and breathtaking views with privacy and convenience! Arts and Craft details with expansive 180 degree “treehouse” views of the Continental Divide pouring into the great room and reaching through the entire SW side. Grand rock walls and forest views grace the NE side creating private spaces for sitting, dining or perhaps soaking. Enjoy outdoor living on 2 front covered decks or back 2 decks. A private setting, yet conveniently located only a short walk from downtown Estes Park. An amazing mountain property!


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Congratulations to Cesar Ramirez Escorcia, the Estes Park High School Student of the Week for June 4, 2021. At EPHS, Cesar enjoys playing soccer. His favorite class is science because he likes learning things about nature and because he also learns English in the assignments that he does. He is proud of the fact that he has improved a lot in his writing and reading in English and Spanish. He likes to work and help his family and that makes him feel good about himself and very proud. Outside of school he likes to go for walks or skateboard with his friends and cousins. He loves to play soccer and video games. He has one sister, named Fernanda and he works in construction with his Uncle Zeke. Cesar’s favorite uplifting quote is, “Don’t talk, act. Don’t say, show. Don’t promise, meet.” The best piece of advice he’s been given is “never give up and if you make a mistake on something, you learn from your mistakes.” He said, “I would also give the same piece of advice to someone else, because when

Cesar Ramirez Escorcia

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you make mistakes you learn how to improve and do better.” After high school Cesar plans to continue his studies and a find a job and says he would someday like to become a Marine soldier.

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What’s Happening At The Estes Valley Library HOURS & SERVICES Current Open Hours: Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Library collections are open, along with Internet computers and printing on the first floor. Curbside pick-up service and 24/7 outdoor Wi-Fi are also available. Full details at Extended Hours and Access begin July 6 New hours and the re-opening of the library’s second floor will begin on Tuesday, July 6. Watch for updates in this space during June and at Hondius Meeting Room is open Local groups are once again able to request meeting space in the library’s Hondius Room. Requests for space may be made at SUMMER READING PROGRAM 2021 Log Reading Time and Earn Prizes For all ages. Summer is a great time to read for pleasure and earn prizes. This year’s theme is “Tails and Tales.” Visit for full details on this summer’s program. Made possible by the Library Friends & Foundation. ESTES GROWS READERS Library Storytime Thursdays at 10 and 10:30 a.m. in the Hondius Room Children ages 0 to 6 and their families can enjoy stories, songs, puppets and activities, all designed to stimulate a child’s cognitive development. Visit the Events Calendar at for updates. No sign-up required (Thursdays only for now). 100 Free Books for a Preschooler Sign up to receive a packet of four picture books mailed to your child’s home each week, to build to a library of 100 books. The program is for local preschoolers entering Kindergarten this fall. Full details at THE TWIG MINI-BRANCH The library mini-branch at the Estes Valley Community Center (EVCC) is

open. Patrons are again able to request library materials to be sent to the Twig at EVCC, where they can be checked out using the self-serve kiosk on the building’s lower level. The location offers convenient parking and drive-up outdoor book returns. BOOK-A-LIBRARIAN Free Legal Self-Help Clinic Wednesday, June 9, 2-5 p.m., by phone appointment One-on-one legal advice with an attorney is available for those who do not have their own personal attorney. Appointments are necessary, and can be scheduled by calling 970-586-8116. More information at LIVING ROOM CONVERSATIONS Police-Community Relations: a Community Conversation Wednesday, June 16, 4 to 5:30 p.m., via Zoom This conversation will be especially focused close to home—with emphasis on our personal stories, interactions, and impressions of police relations in our community. Full details and registration at BOOK DISCUSSIONS Chamber Book Club: “The Referral Engine” Friday, June 11, 11 a.m. to noon, via Zoom

In his book, marketing expert John Jantsch offers practical techniques for harnessing the power of referrals to

ensure a steady flow of new customers, who in turn refer your business to even more customers. The conversation will be facilitated by the Estes Chamber of Commerce Executive Di-

rector, Donna Carlson. Sign up at Crisis Advocates Book Club: “How We Fight for Our Lives” Wednesday, June 23, 6 to 7 p.m., Wasson Room An Estes Valley Crisis Advocate will lead a conversation on Saeed Jones’s coming-of-age memoir about a young, black, gay man from the South as he fights to carve out a place for himself within family, country, and his own hopes and dreams. Sign up at

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Cliffhanger Used Books Open With Summer Hours Cliffhanger Used Books is now open with summer hours. The non-profit store is open 7 days a week, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cliffhanger is located next to the Post Office at 191 W. Riverside Drive. Look for the iconic logo with a rock climber reading a book. The shop offers thousands of used books, DVDs, CDs—even sheet music— all sorted in genre categories for easy browsing, and available at bargain prices. Watch for Wednesday Wonders specials announced on the Cliffhanger Facebook

page each week. All purchases raise funds for the Estes Valley Library Friends & Foundation, which in turns supports the mission and projects of the library. Cliffhanger also welcomes donations of gently-used books, CDs, and DVDs. The store is operated by volunteers who staff the counter and sort the donations into genre categories. To find out about volunteering, look for the “Bookstore Cashier” posting at

Teaching Your Business To Market Itself: Book Talk With Chamber And Library The Estes Chamber of Commerce and the Estes Valley Library are partnering to bring insights and innovations from the business bookshelves into a monthly discussion series. These one-hour programs offer business owners and all interested readers the opportunity to share ideas from some of today’s major business authors. June’s featured Chamber Book Club title is “The Referral Engine: Teaching Your Business to Market Itself ” by marketing expert John Jantsch. The discussion will take place via Zoom on Friday, June 11 from 11 a. m. to noon. Sign up at and you’ll receive information on ways to acquire a copy of the book. In the book, Jantsch offers practical techniques for harnessing the power of referrals to ensure a steady flow of new customers. Keep those customers happy, he says, and they will refer your business to even more customers. Of Jantsch, author Seth Godin writes, “I don’t think there are many people who know more about small business marketing than John does, and I’m certain that there’s no one more generous in sharing tips and insights.” “Publishers Weekly” called the book “a thorough primer on the power of letting your products and customers speak for themselves.” The June 11 conversation will be facilitated by the Chamber’s Executive Direc-

tor, Donna Carlson. It is open to all interested community members. As participants build their business acumen through this and future book discussions, they will also learn more about the Chamber, its members, and the support this network provides to local businesses. Together, the goal is build a resilient economy in Estes Park. To sign up for the June 11 discussion, simply go to the Events Calendar at Watch for more Chamber Book Club discussions coming in 2021.

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News From The Art Center Of Estes Park Closing June 7: “Lyrical Landscapes” featuring the artwork by Mary Benke. Opening June 11 “Becky’s Family and Friends”/”FACE of Fiber in the Rockies”

The Becky’s Family and Friends show featuring artist member Rebecca Gilberto and guest artists Brenda Nelson, Meredith Lockhart and Monte Michener features the varied talents and media of Becky and her guests. Becky Gilberto: “The art I create has evolved from many years of exposure to professional artist from many mediums. My first art experience with fiber was learning how to knit, crochet, sew and embroider, all before I was six years old. My first class in Felting was with Natasha Lehrer Lewis. She owns Esther’s Place in Big Rock, Illinois, and is a wonderful, joyful teacher, still teaching and farming. The artist that have influenced me are Georgia O’Keeffe, Klimt, my mother Helen Byrd, and the art of the American Indian. I have done a series of pieces inspired by Klimt for this show. I have also done a series of woven wall hangings that I call my “Covid Rescue,” pieces.” Brenda Nelson: Brenda Nelson is a local quilting artist. Brenda has been quilting for over 40 years. She started her love of quilts by repairing antique quilts. She has made too many quilts to count but as Brenda has said, "I always have someone in mind when I make a quilt, and I usually give that quilt to them.” Meredith Lockhart: Meredith Lockhart Collections has a team of talented artists that she collaborates with including Patty Boldridge and Gordon Elliott on a regular basis for many of their pieces. They also create their own separate forms of art. The fashions and jewelry are all hand made and are of the finest quality materials. The newly added art pieces are done by all three artists and they have many years of experience working in many media types. Meredith, Patty and Gordon are all award winning artists that have participated in many shows and have had work in a number of galleries across the country. All the beautifully hand crafted pieces that MLC artists make are done in the beautiful farming country of North East Kansas. Monte Michener: “I get excited about the reuse of materials. Most of my work, is a process of rediscovering a new use, for a material, that maybe considered scrap or clutter. Rusty, chipped, weathered by the elements, fires, floods and other natural events, create a patina and

a opportunity for something new. My goal as a artist, is to continue to see the opportunity, these materials possess, and create.” FACE of Fiber in the Rockies features fiber artists from across North America. These artists are nominated by other fiber artists for their excellent quality and creative approach to textile art. In addition, each of 2019s winners have been invited to show a new piece. There will be an opening reception from 2-6 p.m. on June 11. No refreshments at this time and masks will be required. For the comfort and safety of our guests the opening reception will provide extended hours so guests can view the exhibits in a less crowded environment. Becky and representatives of the FACE Committee will be on hand to welcome visitors and answer questions about the artwork. 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. Opening Weekend Door Prize:

Featured artist Rebecca Gilberto donated a hand designed scarf for the opening weekend door prize. The public is invited to make an entry by coming to the gallery or by sending an email address and phone number to Entries can be made starting at 2:00 p.m. June 11 until 5:00 p.m. June 14, at which time a winning name will be drawn and notified. First Friday: The Art Center will once again participate in the First Friday Art Groove, June 4 from 5-7 p.m. The Art Center is now open daily 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Art Classes in June: “Let It Flow! Colorful Watercolor Landscapes” with Kathleen Lanzoni June 15 & 16, 10-4 Art Center members $135, non-members $150 “Painting the Landscape in Pastel” (oil painters too) with Lydia Pottoff June 19, 10-4 Art Center members $67.50, non-members $75 “Tapestry in Handmade Felt” with Mary Morse

relationship, but also students who have paid to take classes with Art Center artists, wither at the Art Center or in the home studio setting. All Art Center artists working with mentees or students are asked to utilize this opportunity to share their talent as an artist with others, but also to teach mentee/students something about the business of being a professional artist showing work in a gallery setting and greeting the public at a show opening. Framing, pricing, labeling, filling out inventory forms, following “gallery rules”, dressing up and acting right! It’s all part of the Mentor/Student Show curriculum. For further information visit our website. Satellite Exhibit: Artist member, photographer John June 22, 10-4 Art Center members $63, Shelton is the featured artist on display. non-member $70 The public is invited to visit US Bank “Color Continued…” with Cathy and view the photos on exhibit. Goodale Social Media: June 23, 10-4 Art Center members $72, The Art Center can be viewed not only non-members $80 on our website at “Ink Spots Wearable Art” with Sandy but we are on Fritz Facebook at Art-Center-of-Estes-Park, June 25 1-4 Art Center members $54, Instagram at artcenterofep and Twitter at non-members $60 artcenterestes. “Shake ‘n Roll-Cool Felt Beads” with Follow the links on these above sites to Mary Morse Kid’s class view a Power Point Presentation on the June 29 1-2:30 fee: $20 Art Center. To register contact the Art Center or The Art Center of Estes Park is a nonvisit our website: profit organization which provides a Each class cility to support the work of local and rehas a maximum number of participants gional artists, striving to promote so it is suggested that if interested, sign exhibition, education, and excellence in up as soon as possible. the visual arts. Proceeds benefit the artist and contribute to the Art Center’s Mentor/Student Program: the 2022 education and community outreach. The application is now available to sign up for on the Art Center’s educational pro- Art Center is located at 517 Big Thompgram offerings. Opportunities for partic- son Avenue, in Middle Stanley Village, ipation include not only folks (adults or below Safeway and above Subway. For more information, please call the Art kids) participating with Art Center artists in the traditional mentor/mentee Center at 970-586-5882 or visit our website at

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

Estes Park Women’s Golf Association Results for June 1, 2021 The game today was Short Jane. The net score for the nine shortest holes are counted. Winners Flight 1 1st place Carrie Logan Flight 2 1st place Pam Vendegna 2nd place Carol Felner

Flight 3 Tied for 1st Kathy Bryson and Nancy Fuller Flight 4 1st place Karyn Saucier If any women are interested in joining EPWGA please contact our President, Carla Spreng-Webb

Estes Park 18 Hole Men’s Golf Association Results Congratulations to all winners and participants who braved the weather 5/31/21 Results Net White John Krueger 70 Al Wagner 70

Larry Nosbish 73 Tandy Brown 73 John Thorne 73 Jerry Ballinghoff 74 Mike Williams 76 Roger Erwin 76 Matt Quinn 77

Megan Ann (Page) Rohrbaugh Megan Ann (Page) Rohrbaugh, 39, of Estes Park, CO died on May 26, 2021 in Loveland, CO surrounded by her family. Megan was born May 23, 1982 to Charles and Grace (Wilson) Page in Boulder, CO. She lived in Nederland, CO from 1982 to 1989 before moving to Estes Park with her family. Megan attended Estes Park School’s until graduating with her class of 2000. She then attended Front Range Community College in Fort Collins, CO to further her education. Megan married Ryan Rohrbaugh in 2004. Together they brought into the world a baby boy, Gavin; whom they both loved very much. Megan and Ryan were divorced in 2012. In 2013, she fell in love with JP Rhoades. They were blessed with the gift of their daughter, Paityn. Megan loved her children more than anything else in the world. They meant everything to her. What Megan wanted more than anything else in the world, was to watch her children grow up and to be there for them. She loved being their mother. She was a loving partner and devoted mother. Megan loved music and enjoyed seeing her favorite bands live in concert. She collected miniature figurines and dabbled in floral arranging. She like photography and loved to travel. Megan also loved art and her favorite artist was Salvador Dali. These words from Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar res-

onated deeply with Megan “I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery-air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, this is what it is to be happy.” Megan was a bright and beautiful shining soul. Her laughter was sunshine; her smile was joy; her love unending. She was deeply loved by so many and she will be dearly missed. Megan is survived by her partner, JP Rhoades, and her children, Gavin Rohrbaugh (14) and Paityn Rhoades (6). She is also survived by her parents Charles and Grace Page; sister, Vanessa Page (Kenny Burnham); Aunt Margaret Wilson, Uncle Mike (Judy) Wilson, Aunt Anita Eckels, Aunt Wanda (Norman) Fraizer, Aunt Jane (Dick), Aunt Barbara (John) Kaher, Aunt Jacque, ten cousins, multiple second cousins, and a great many friends. A Wake will be held in Megan's memory on Saturday, June 5, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the YMCA of the Rockies Hyde Chapel. This will be a time to gather together and remember Megan. Her family appreciates your love and support during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers the family would like to start a trust for the children and would ask donations be made out to Grace Page: in care of Allnutt Funeral Service 1302 Graves Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517. Please visit to share a memory of Megan and to leave a message for her family.

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Billy Wayne Harless

Billy Wayne Harless, passed away on May 12, at his home in Estes Park, Colorado. He was born on May 25, 1927 in Dallas, Texas. He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Joanna Harless, and four children, Debra (Foster), Billy, Ray (Nita) and Shane (Kimber) Harless, with seven grandchildren, and multiple great grandchildren. He served as a Navy Medic in the South Pacific during WWII. After the war he attend Colorado State University and graduated in 1952. After graduation he joined the Air Force and served as a career Air Force Officer from 1952 to 1973 which included a one year tour in Vietnam. When he retired from the Air Force he went to work for United Airlines until he retired in 1991. Like a West Texas wind, Billy was a force of nature to those who knew him and loved him. The things he most treasured in life were his family, his faith, and his friends. To the love of his life, Joanna, he gave all and received all in return. Their love and respect for each other was infectious and a beautiful thing to see. As a father he would always be there in strong support of his kids whether it was a celebration, a chore, or a sad occasion. He never missed a birthday card, an anniversary gift or even something as small and thoughtful as asking about your cats or dogs. The annual camping trip to Turquoise Lake with as many of the family as he could muster up was something he always looked forward to, but his favorite trips were the hunting trips to Little Buck Wyoming with his "boys". Probably the most cherished of all because of the great and lasting memories they all had together there. For 18 years Billy and Joanna never missed the annual trip across the Rockies to spend Christmas with daughter Debra and her husband Dave.

Billy also had many friends, and some he had for decades. He loved to get together with his gang down at the coffee shop and talk football, the weather, mother nature, old war stories or just tell jokes. When your 93 years old and the young guys with you are only a few years behind you, there is never a shortage of things to talk about. Up until just a few years ago he would grab a few of his buddies and go out on a wood cutting excursion for firewood. Is it any wonder we call them members of the Greatest Generation. His friends found him to be caring, reliable, generous, fun loving and a guy who just tried to enjoy every day of his life. His family and friends were always amazed at his curiosity and drive to continue learning new things, especially the natural world, even into his final weeks. Billy was also very much involved in his local Christian church and helped to keep it and the congregation together through some difficult times. He was always willing to lead a prayer service or a Bible reading. Even in his very late years he decided not to move closer to family so that he and Joanna, could continue to stay close to the warm fellowship of his church. His Church and his belief in the teachings of the Bible were a large part of the bedrock of Billy's great strength and character. We will all shed some tears over Billy's departure. We will all feel the emptiness and loss of a good friend, a great father, a loving husband, and a special man in all of our lives, but let us smile along with those tears, knowing he lived a long and rich life, a life well lived. Vios con Dios our friend Go with God. Please visit to leave a message for the family.

Ron Harvey Ron Harvey, long time resident of Estes Park died May 13, 2021 in Colorado Springs. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Carol, also a resident of EP; his children from a previous marriage, Marti, Scott, Constance and Trina, his brother Tom of Omaha and his five grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren. He was a fiercely proud and independent man whose passions were Ham radio, investments, classic car club, real estate, community activism and burgers, beer and bourbon. Ron had a short stint during the Korean War as a Navy man in the Radio division aboard USS Lake Champlain. He graduated from Uni-

versity of Akron and spent 25 years as an engineer with AT&T in Akron and Chicago and Mountain (Ma) Bell in Estes Park. He retired from corporate life at the age of 50 and spent the remainder of his life as an entrepreneur. He became a realtor in EP, built his beloved home on the east end of town and served on the EPMG board. He was a vocal community activist. Health issues forced him and his wife to move to the valley eventually residing in Colorado Springs near his children. Ron’s life came to a close after complications from Alzheimer’s. His family held a “Reflection of Life” in May.

Mary McNutt Estes Park recently lost one of its most devoted and longtime residents. Mary McNutt passed away on May 1, 2021, at her home in Estes Park. Mary was born in 1923 in Lincoln, NE. Her lifelong love of Estes Park and the Rocky Mountains began as a young child at the YMCA of the Rockies where her family spent their summers horseback riding, hiking and going on picnics. Mary graduated from Lincoln High School and attended the University of Nebraska. There, she met her husband, Robert McNutt, of Colby, Kansas. They were married just before Bob was sent to Europe during WWII. After the war, Mary and Bob settled in Lincoln where their four children were born. Summers were always spent in Estes Park, and in 1948 their beloved family cabin was purchased near Meeker Park. Mary completed her college education in 1961 at Colorado State College in Greeley, earning her Bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She taught third grade in the Estes Park school system for several years. Mary and Bob eventually moved to California where Bob was a professor

of business law at California State University in Northridge. After his retirement from teaching, they moved to Colby, Kansas. When Bob passed away in 1990, Mary purchased her home in Estes Park. She spent all of her summers there until finally moving to Estes Park permanently in 2015. Mary will always be remembered for her love of hiking in the Colorado mountains, her love for all animals, and her kind, loving and generous spirit. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Mary was preceded in death by her husband and her son, Thomas McNutt. She is survived by her daughter, Jeri (Jerry) Peirce of Grand Lake, CO; her son, Fred (Jeannie) McNutt of Tarzana, CA; her son, Dan McNutt, of Dolores, CO; five grandchildren; and nine great- grandchildren. Donations in Mary’s name may be made to the Estes Valley Land Trust, P.O. Box 663, Estes Park, CO 80517. Mary was a longtime member and supported their work protecting open space and wildlife habitat in the Estes Valley.

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Randy Skeie, from Estes Park, Colorado, passed away in Loveland, Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at the age of 92. Randolph Alvin Skeie was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 11, 1928. His parents were Maurice and Sigfrid (Ljones) Skeie. Randy, also known to some as "Sky", graduated from Patrick Henry High School in Minneapolis. He earned his Bachelor's Degree, in Forestry Management, from the University of Minnesota. He married Verjean A. Jacobs on December 8, 1951, in Anaheim, California. Randy was a manufacturer's representative for Curtis Millworks, in Clinton, Iowa, from 1953 to 1966. He was then employed by Windows Incorporated, in Denver, Colorado, until his retirement at the age of 58. To know Randy was to know his passion for trout fishing. In fact, in 1972, he developed and patented a successful fly pattern, known as the "Universal Fly". The fly is still being marketed today by his son and grandson, Craig and Erik Skeie. Randy and Verjean lived in Hays, Kansas; Kansas City, Kansas; Thornton, Colorado, and Boulder, Colorado, before retiring to Estes Park, Col-

orado, a place they had visited since 1958. In Estes Park, Randy was active in The Rotary Club of Estes Park, KBB, Trout Unlimited, and was a volunteer and board member of The Salvation Army. Randy is survived by his children, Laurel Skeie (Edward) Huesers of Lyons, Colorado; Craig (Rhonda) Skeie of Pinetop, Arizona; and Susan Skeie (Loren) Melvin of Estes Park, Colorado. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Wade (Blanca) O'Connor; Brad (Amber) Melvin; Darin (Katie) Melvin; Crystal (Ken) Beecken; Erik Skeie; and great grandchildren Aden, Grace and Colton Melvin; Samson O'Connor; and Lily and Bear Melvin. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Verjean; daughter Cindy Martinson; three brothers, Maurice, Paul and John; and two sisters, Helen Schutte and Lois Hiller. Randy will be deeply missed by his family and friends; the trout, not so much. Memorial services are pending. See to send a message to the family.

Celebration Of Life For Frank Shavlik A Celebration of the Life of Frank Shavlik will be held on Sunday, June 13, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. at the Estes Park Open Air Pavillon by the Lake Estes Marina--just east of the Estes Park Resort.

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

EPNRC Executive Director The Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center seeks an Executive Director. This is a full-time, exempt level position. The Executive Director is responsible for executing the organization’s mission, ensuring the organization’s long-term sustainability, and managing all EPNRC programs, services, and events. The ED provides oversight of EPNRC staff and independent contractors, and regularly represents EPNRC in the public eye. The ideal candidate will be a visionary facilitator with the superpower of connection. For more information, including full job posting, job description, and instructions for how to apply, can be found at Posting will remain open until filled.

Join Our Team Start your career in Health Care at Estes Park Health with opportunities for growth! Be a part of the patient care team where you can make a positive difference to all we server.

Environmental Services Technician/Housekeeper

$14.00 to $18.75

Depending on Experience $500.00 SIGN‐0N BONUS (Half on first check and half after 12 month)

Full‐time year‐round employment with benefits • Eligible for Tuition Assistance to help with your career goals • Earn paid time off and sick leave. • Medical/Dental/Vision plans • Free Life Insurance • Money Purchase Pension Plan COME JOIN OUR TEAM AND DISCOVER A NEW ENVIRONMENT TO EXPLORE YOUR FUTURE

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

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

Visitor Center

Adult Services & Civic Engagement Librarian

Youth Development Specialist

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

Salary Range: $18 - $25 / hour Full Time: 40 hours/week Benefits: Single/Family Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance. Includes vacation/sick time accrual. Closing Date: 8 pm, Monday, June 21, 2021, or until filled.

Youth Services Librarian

Salary Range: $18 - $25 / hour Full Time: 40 hours/week Benefits: Single/Family Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance. Includes vacation/sick time accrual. Closing Date: 8 pm, Monday, June 21, 2021, or until filled. PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION: Review full job description and apply at Only online applications with cover letter and resume will be accepted. EEO.

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

Now hiring!

Part-time or full-time with wages based upon previous experience Pick up an application after 3 p.m. at the Legion, call 970-586-6118 for more information, or email

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

Be part of the Legion team this summer!

An equal opportunity employer/disability/veteran

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

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

QuesƟons? Call 970-586-0108 Contact to apply:

Silver Saddle Inn Now hiring: RESIDENT NIGHT MANAGER

• Will work evening Front Desk shifts • Lives in on site apartment • Must be able to handle situations that arise when the Front Desk is closed overnight • Previous customer service experience desired • Non smoker • Year-round permanent position • Salary commensurate with experience Apply in person or email resume to Best Western Plus Silver Saddle Inn 1260 Big Thompson Avenue

Pharmacy Clerk and Cashier Technician $15 per hour $17 to $21 per hour SALES ASSOCIATE

Work with a wonderful team in our beautiful Christmas shops. Resume to

Join the Rocky Mountain Pharmacy Team!

Full Time/Part Time Positions available. SIGN ON BONUS! EMPLOYEE DISCOUNTS! Stop in for an application or call us a 970-586-5577 ext. 3

Housekeepers - seasonal Contact Rhonda at 586-2358


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

The Stitchin’ Den is a knitting, quilting & needle arts

shop. We are looking for a part time customer service and event coordinator who loves fiber arts. We need a person who has great customer service, experience with event coordination, familiarity with email marketing, social media and strong skills in graphic design. Responsibilities include customer service and the organization and marketing of in-shop events. Email resume to:

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Rocky Mountain Conservancy

Member & Donor Services Associate

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Human Resources Coordinator

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

Seeking a team player to develop, maintain and administer Conservancy personnel management programs.

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systems and customer service preferred  An interest in RMNP

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

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

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

Peak to Peak Lodge is hiring

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

Waiter and Host Main location

Contact Armando at 970-402-9963 or email to set up interview.

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

processing payroll

See full posiƟon descripƟon on our website before applying


$500 Hiring Bonus

WorldMark Resorts invites you to apply for:

· Housekeeper - $18/hr · Laundry Attendant - $16/hr Full & Part Time positions. We offer a fun and energetic team environment with great benefits.

TELLER Full Time

Ideal candidates will have prior cash handling and customer service experience. Additional requirements include attention to detail, strong computer and problem solving skills, and the ability to work in a fast-paced team oriented environment. Excellent benefits including medical, dental, 401(K) and paid time off. Search ‘Estes Park’. 970-577-7517

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

Church Custodian Permanent, Part-time, mornings M-F. Email resume to: Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church.

send an email to or stop by.

Rams Horn Village Resort has year round full time and part time positions available in our Guest Services/Housekeeping Department: Competitive pay based on experience, plus benefits package for full time employees. Great working environment in Estes Park’s only Gold Crown Resort. Our business stays busy year round and 40 hours per week are available through the winter. We are looking for energetic, dependable people who are able to perform physical labor and who have strong customer service skills. Fridays and Saturdays are required. Fill out an application at Rams Horn Village Resort, 1565 Colo. Hwy 66. EEOE

Silver Saddle Inn

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

Member FDIC

Submit cover letter and resume to 970-586-3055

Hiring now through October... Part time... Possible days or evenings...weekends...

Now hiring: Front Desk Clerk

Please apply at :

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

Dad's Commercial Laundry

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

Counter Help/Prep Cook

Join Our Team!

FULL OR PART-TIME BREAKFAST SERVER Prep work, food service, clean up. Shift: 6am to 12pm Starting: $16/hr (DOE) + tips Submit interest to or apply in person at 3501 Fall River Rd.

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

Apply at: 401 E. Elkhorn Ave.

Join a 5-Star Kitchen Team who provides an exceptional and unique Bed & Breakfast experience for our 14 Chateau Suites.

Front Office/Admin Staff Fast-paced dental office looking to hire Front Office/Admin staff to join our team. This person oversees patient flow and the daily operations of the office. Financial and insurance experience is helpful. Excellent communication and computer skills are a must. Responsibilities include but not limited to scheduling, billing/deposits, processing insurance claims. Offering benefits. Please submit resume to:

Village Goldsmith, Inc. SALES ASSOCIATE

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

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


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

HAIRDRESSER Opening at Pati’s Hair Care

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

Assistant Manager

Hosts Banquets Breakfast/Lunch Servers Line Cooks Dishwashers Please visit:


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

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


Full-Time and Part-Time Positions Available for

• Front Desk • Housekeeping • Maintenance Some Evenings and Weekends

Apply at, mail or email resume to: Fawn Valley Inn, 2760 Fall River Road, Estes Park, CO 80517 Email: Needing housekeeper part and full time seasonal at Deer Crest Resort and Riverview Pines. Call 970-586-2324 or 970-586-3627. Feel free to stop by also. Full-Time, Part-Time, Seasonal & Year-Round Retail Associate Positions Available Now!

Please apply in person, by email, or on Facebook 124 E Elkhorn Ave., Estes Park

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

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

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

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

Rocky Mountain Conservancy

Full Time Visitor Center

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

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

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

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

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

• Driver, PRN (as needed), starting wage $13.50. Please apply on line at

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


Full details on employment opportunities and the application can be found at

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

Events Maintenance Worker (Seasonal)

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

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

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

Shuttle Drivers $15-$17 hourly - Part time

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

Apply at: under the contact us page.

Retail or Stock positions open.

Kennel Assistant

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

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

Come and join our team!

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

Jerry's Landscaping, Hauling & Handyman

is seeking a full-time reliable worker with a valid drivers license. Pay starts at $18 per hour. Contact Wendi at 970-235-1808 or

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

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

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

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

Submit cover letter and resume to 970-586-3055

Full Time Architectural Designer Must know AutoCad & Adobe. College or Associate degree a plus benefits & vacation pay. Send cover letter & resume to

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












Garage Sales

Large Downtown Studio for 1 Adult. Modern appointments, furnished and central to all. 1-Year Lease, NS/NP, References and Credit Score above 675. $1,000/month + $75 Utilities (does not include internet). Accepting Applicants until 6/15 for July 1 occupancy. (970) 481-1932.

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

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


2003 Honda VT600C Shadow VLX. Like new, only 7800 miles. $2300 value, selling for $1300. Call Randy (720) 375-0982

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

Home Repair/Service Kevin Cooper Construction Licensed Specialty Trades Contractor: Decks, Garages, Siding and Repairs ** Will subcontract for Gen. Contractors. 303-882-6875, CAJUN Handyman Services We are back and ready to help you with all your small home projects! Brian and Nancy Thibodeaux 970-443-5613 or 970-586-2109

DOWNTOWN RETAIL SPACE WANTED this year or next. Email: epcabin4@gmail Best Prices in Town! Raking, Mowing, Rock Work & Much More! 970-666-1351

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

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


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


Wanted To Buy WANTED - Vintage Stereo Equipment. Paying Cash. Local Collector. 970-485-3581

Technically Millennial Support - Providing technical support and education to the Estes Valley for hardware, software and cyber security. Call 970235-1808 or email Wendi at

Hold the Date! St. Bartholomew’s Church is holding a Yard Sale on Saturday, June 19th 9:00 - 12:00 Antiques, Artwork, Tools, Building Materials, Gardening, Sports Memorabilia, Electronics 621 Lone Pine Dr. Lakeview Storage #57 9am SAT. ONLY

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



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