Estes Park News, June 14, 2024

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Mayor’s Memo: Police And Politeness

Thanks to the EP News for the continuing opportunity to offer my thoughts. As mayor, one of my duties is to be chief advocate for Estes in all my interactions, public and private. Whether I’m talking to citizens or Town staff or guests, CDOT or contractors or our peers at the county or state, my primary goal is to work toward the best outcomes for Estes Park’s residents, guests, staff. Today, I want to talk primarily about our police force and expound a bit on civil discourse.

EPPD: I’m very glad to see Ian Stewart selected EPPD Chief. He’s the right person for the job. Chief Stewart and Town Administrator Machalek have my full support as they manage the police department forward. According to the independent audit, the issue of premature destruction of Internal Affairs documents transpired from 1990 –2018. This problem was somehow occurring through the tenures of several town administrators and multiple boards. How the issue stayed invisible that long is tough to decipher, but I view Travis and Ian as part of the solution. They are working to create proper physical and policy and oversight protections, and I’ll advocate for the resources they need to get these things done – as urgently as possible.

dled differently. If/when we have such issues, I’ll certainly use my position to advocate for timely, thorough communication to the public. In my opinion, that information should have been communicated, as close to real-time as possible, to the community. It was a hard learning experience, but the lessons appear to me to have been learned. It's been a lengthy discovery process and cleanup, but I do see Chief Stewart

Gary Hall, Mayor of Estes Park

Another important finding of the audit is that they found no evidence of improper file destruction since 2018. Travis became Town Administrator on August 27, 2019.

The short tenure of the police chief prior to Chief Stewart’s interim role and the choice to give that prior chief a substantial severance package were decisions that predated my election. I understand the legal protective advantages (for both parties) of signed severance packages, and the resulting avoidance of any potential future legal costs. So, I support Travis’s and his leadership team’s decision to go that route.

However, I believe public communication on that issue should have been han-

and Town Administrator Machalek as highly attentive and completely engaged to get and keep the department on course. What I see gives me faith that we’re on track. I do support the current build of disciplined culture in the EPPD and the purchase and installation of tools (physical, software, etc.) to create properly protected and managed evidence storage and process.

Civil Discourse: I believe that almost all of us want the same results: good lives for our residents, good business for our shops and services, good experiences for our guests, and keeping Estes beautiful. Let’s use that common ground as a foundation for civil discourse.

When discussing tough issues or making tough decisions, kindness does not imply weakness. Debate does not mean acquiescence. Contrary opinions should

be welcomed and do not cancel each other out. Respect for others and the golden rule come into play. Civil discourse results in the opposite of censorship. There are people in town who will not speak in public forums, board meetings, or elsewhere, because they fear the consequences of voicing their views. Self-censorship, for whatever reason, impedes hearing all voices. I want ALL to feel free to express their opinions. All should feel safe expressing their opinions in public without fear of personal attacks.

The trustees and I are publicly elected officials. Criticism is expected; that's part of the job. We have to hold our heads up and get on with the job.

For all the rest, at least in our community, I’ll continue to advocate for open civil discourse, debate, and respectful disagreement. I believe it’s possible.

Lastly, the Loop: The best thing we can do to bring our number of guests back up, and sales back up, is to finish the Loop and related construction as soon as possible. I’ve been advocating locally and with our partners at CDOT and the state to find the most rapid (and safe) path to the finish line. In the meantime, I’m taking every opportunity I can to advocate to our Colorado visitors, our “extended locals”, to come on up. Please shop up and down the streets under construction and all around town and encourage others to as well.

We still have a lot of construction challenges to face in June and this summer, but great progress is being made daily. This is finite, we will get through it. We still have to get through the summertime, prime-time hurdles together. There will be ups & downs – but we’ll get there. Let me know how I can help.

You can also contact me at, through my phone at Town Hall at 970-577-3706, or by requesting a meeting at

Town Offices Closed In Observance Of Juneteenth

Town of Estes Park municipal offices will be closed Wednesday, June 19, in observance of Juneteenth. Offices will resume normal operating hours Thursday, June 20.

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Old Fall River Road In RMNP Closed To All Uses Tuesdays Through Fridays During Day Time For Spring Opening Road Maintenance

Spring snowplowing operations and road maintenance is now underway on Old Fall River Road, located on the east side of Rocky Mountain National Park. The road is closed to all uses (including pedestrians and cyclists) Tuesdays through Fridays between the hours of 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This closure is expected to remain in place through the month of June. The road normally opens to vehicles in early July. While spring opening operations are underway, Old Fall River Road is open to pedestrians and cyclists on Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays; the road is also open

The charge(s) are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

On 6/5/2024 at 12:18 a.m. police contacted a 61 year old male from Estes Park in the 1300 block of Manford Avenue for a traffic violation and he was found to have illegal drugs in his possession. The male was charged with unlawful possession of fentanyl, unlawful possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while license under restraint. The male was arrested and later released on a summons from the Estes Park Police Department.

On 6/6/2024 at 5:50 a.m. police contacted a passenger in a vehicle on a traffic stop at Manford Avenue at Community Drive. The 43 year old male from Estes Park was arrested for an outstanding warrant, and illegal drugs were found on his person after the arrest. The male was charged with resisting arrest, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, unlawful possession of cocaine and a warrant arrest for a misdemeanor. The male was transported to the Larimer County Jail.

to these users Tuesdays through Fridays after 4:30 p.m.

All users must adhere to posted road closure signs. Violators will be cited. Parking in front of the access gate to Old Fall River Road is prohibited. Park vehicles will be entering and exiting Old Fall River Road throughout the day. Any vehicles that block road access will be towed and cited.

For more information on Rocky Mountain National Park, please visit or call the park’s Information Office at (970) 586-1206.

On 6/6/2024 at 1:31 p.m. police stopped a 70 year old male driver in the 400 block of Elm Avenue on a REDDI report and found the driver to be under the influence of alcohol. The male was charged with DUI per se, arrested and transported to the Larimer County Jail.

On 6/7/2024 at 1:35 a.m. police stopped a 21 year old male driver from Estes Park in the 500 block North Saint Vrain Avenue for a traffic violation. Upon investigation, police found he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for a misdemeanor offense. The male was arrested and later released on bond from the scene of the traffic stop.

On 6/8/2024 at 8:17 p.m. a 37 year old male from Estes Park turned himself in at the EPPD at 170 MacGregor Avenue. The male was wanted on a warrant for a misdemeanor. He was arrested and later released on bond from the Estes Park PD.

On 6/9/2024 at 1:37 a.m. police stopped a 33 year old female from Estes Park at Stanley Avenue at Stanley Circle for a traffic violation and found her to be DUI. She was charged with DUI, failure to drive in single lane and speeding. She was arrested and later released on a summons from the Estes Park PD.

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.

During the week of June 2nd, 2024, the Estes Valley Fire Protection District (EVFPD) responded to 18 calls for service. This included:

• Alarm Activation: 3


is excited to announce that the Outside Summer Pet Photo Studio is open! This is a fundraising event to support Miss Rooftop Rodeo candidate, Elena Nedobukh, Paint Estes Pink and Crowns for the Care.

All the proceeds will be donated to Estes Park Health foundation during the month of June! Pictures are taken by appointment only.

Please contact Elena’s Barking Lot via email: or text: 970 586 0340 to set up an appointment.

Thank you for your support!

• Odor Investigation: 2

• Smoke Investigation: 1

• Potential Illegal Burn: 1

• Assist: 1

• Emergency Medical (assist EPH): 4

• Search and Rescue: 1

• Elevator Rescue: 1

• Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA): 4

Estes Valley Fire

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Old Fall River Road spring closure gate. Photo courtesy RMNP

Town Announces 2024 Park-n-Walk Challenge

The Town is now accepting registrations for the 2024 Park-n-Walk Challenge, which is offered to encourage use of the Town’s free parking structure (691 N. St. Vrain Ave.)—for those who are able to do so— during the busy summer months. Launched in 2021, this incentive program drew 99 registrants in 2023.

Each month from June through October, the Town’s parking program monitors use of the parking structure and randomly draws a Park-n-Walk Challenge winner from registered license plates. Given the continued construction in and around downtown this summer, the Town strives to offer a rewarding monthly prize pack that encourages parking and walking during these

busiest months. Winners can expect prizes from a wide variety of local businesses—car washes, movie tickets, restaurant and activity gift cards, cash and more! To opt-in to the 2024 Park-n-Walk Challenge, please complete the simple form at this link: or by visiting Registration for the 2024 program is requested for new and past participants.

Questions about the Town’s 2024 Parkn-Walk Challenge can be directed to Dana Klein, Parking & Transit Manager, at 970-577-3577 or For more information about navigating downtown this summer, please visit and

Summer 2024 Election Information And Voter Registration Help

Have you moved recently?

Do you want to change your party affiliation?

Has your legal name changed?

Do you have questions about the ways you can receive a ballot and vote?

Colorado has the gold standard for voting. We want to keep it that way.

The League of Women Voters of Estes Park will be holding events providing election information and voter registration help throughout town this summer

and fall. (Dates are subject to change.)

The Bull Pin, St. Vrain Ave., Saturday June 15 from 12-2 p.m. Estes Valley Library, 12-2 p.m. on Thursdays Aug. 1, Sept. 5, Oct. 3. Estes Park Farmers Market, 8:30-10:30 a.m. on Thursdays. June 20, July 18, Aug. 15, Sept. 19

Estes Valley Community Center (The Rec), 8-10 a.m. on Wednesdays. June 12, July 10, Aug. 14, Sept. 11, October 9. Colorado has the gold standard for voting. We want to keep it that way.

West Elkhorn Avenue Paving Delayed To October

In response to feedback provided by West Elkhorn Avenue business owners, the milling and overlay work scheduled on West Elkhorn Avenue for June has been delayed until after Oct. 20, 2024, pending suitable weather and availability of personnel, equipment, and materials. More information on timing will be provided when it is available.

This work is part of the 2024 Street Improvement Program (STIP), which aims to maintain the street system Pavement

Condition Index (PCI) at 80 (good condition). The plan, which receives its funding from the voter-approved 2024 Ballot Issue 1% sales tax, includes extensive preventative maintenance that will preserve good road conditions throughout the Town.

For more information, or to view project maps, please visit or contact the Public Works Department at 970-577-3587 or

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Streamflow In Big Thompson Canyon Expected To Be Above Average Through Mid-June

Residents and recreationalists urged to maintain awareness of high river conditions

The Bureau of Reclamation anticipates that Big Thompson River flows will increase to between 850 and 900 cubic feet per second beginning tonight and reach approximately 1,100 cubic feet per second by late Sunday night.

Quickly rising temperatures and deeperthan-normal June snowpack have rapidly increased the volume of snowmelt flowing into Lake Estes. These flows will pass through the Lake Estes spillway and into the Big Thompson River downstream.

Drake, generally contributes an additional 175 to 350 cubic feet per second.

“Anticipating rapid snowmelt above Estes Park coupled with weekend rain, we want people who live, work, and recreate on the river to prepare and plan accordingly,” said Jeff Rieker, Eastern Colorado Area Office Manager.

During the peak of runoff season, daily natural inflows to Lake Estes typically range between 800 and 1,350 cubic feet per second for about four to ten days.

The North Fork Big Thompson River, that joins the Big Thompson River near

The Colorado-Big Thompson Project (C-BT) is one of the largest and most complex natural resource developments undertaken by the Bureau of Reclamation, in partnership with the project’s local partner, Northern Water. C-BT stores, regulates and diverts water from the Colorado River west of the Continental Divide to provide supplemental irrigation water for 615,000 acres east of the Rocky Mountains. In addition, the C-BT provides a supplemental municipal and industrial water supply for more than 1 million residents in Northeastern Colorado, as well as providing recreation in the area. It also produces enough electricity to power nearly 68,000 households.

General questions about Reclamation should be directed to Anna Perea, Public Affairs Specialist, at 970-290-1185 or If you are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability, please dial 7-1-1 to access telecommunications relay services.

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Be Aware And Use Caution During Elk Calving Season

Elk calving season takes place each spring. During this time, female elk, or cows, become irritable and highly protective of their young calves. Though they may look harmless, like the bull elk during the rut, cows are extremely dangerous during calving season. Known calving areas should be avoided and caution should be exercised at all times during calving season.

The bird sanctuary along the Lake Estes Trail and the Stanley Park area are common places for the elk to give birth, however births can take place in any area. For safety it is important to obey the “trail closed” signs and take a different route. Be watchful in residential neighborhoods, as people have been injured at their homes

by walking out the door and unknowingly getting between a cow elk and her calf. Safe elk and wildlife viewing means keeping a safe distance and following these helpful tips:

Be aware of your surroundings. Elk are everywhere and you never know when you may be near a cow and calf.

If you see that a trail is closed during calving, obey the warning and head the other way.

Elk are wild animals which must be observed from a safe distance to avoid injury or death. If an animal is carefully watching you and appears “jumpy” when you move, you are too close.

Keep pets secured on a leash and do not allow them to bark at, lunge at, or chase wildlife.

Never block traffic. Move your vehicle to a safe place completely off the roadway to watch elk.

Elk know no boundaries, but people do. Respect private property when viewing wildlife.

Mule deer can also be aggressive during fawning season, which typically occurs just after the elk calving season.

Be sure to supervise small children near elk.

Protective elk that are endangering people should be reported to the Estes Park Police Department at 970-586-4000. The Estes Park Police Department does enforce wildlife laws that include laws against feeding or harassing wildlife, or allowing one’s pet to harass wildlife.

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Vote The Colorado Primary June 25

All Eligible Voters - Republican, Democrat, Unaffiliated.

Detailed information can be found on the Colorado Secretary of State website:

Larimer County election information can be found on the county clerk’s website:


All eligible voters may vote in the primaries, including UNAFFILIATED vot-

ers for all major and some minor parties.

You may select a preference for a particular party’s ballot at any time by visiting or by making the selection on any paper voter registration form (before June 6 if you want your ballot mailed to you).

The County Clerk begins mailing ballots June 6, 2024. Mailed ballots must be received at the County Clerk’s office by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day June 25th Register to vote online before June 17th to receive a mailed ballot.

Vota En Las Primarias De Colorado El 25 De Junio

Todos los votantes elegibles: republicanos, demócratas y no afiliados.

Este banner fue creado gracias a una subvención de The Village Thrift Shop. Puede encontrar información detallada en el sitio web de la Secretaría de Estado de Colorado:

La información electoral del Condado de Larimer se puede encontrar en el sitio web del Secretario del Condado:

Puntos destacados:

Todos los votantes elegibles pueden votar en las primarias, incluidos los votantes NO AFILIADOS de todos los partidos principales y algunos menores.

Usted puede seleccionar una preferencia para la boleta de un partido en particular en cualquier momento al visitar: o por hacer la selección en cualquier formulario de registro de votantes en papel (antes del 6 de junio si desea que le envíen su boleta por correo).

El Secretario del Condado comienza a enviar las boletas por correo el 6 de junio de 2024. Las boletas enviadas por correo deben recibirse en la oficina del Secretario del Condado antes de las 7:00 p. m. del día de las elecciones, el 25 de junio.

Regístrese para votar en línea antes del 17 de junio para recibir una boleta por correo.

Su boleta completa puede devolverse por correo, en las urnas o en un centro de votación y servicio al votante. Centro de votación y servicio de votantes de Estes Park para registrarse y votar en persona en el Centro Comunitario, ubicado en 660 Community Drive:

De lunes a viernes, del 17 al 21 de junio (8:00 a.m. a 5:00 p.m.)

Sábado 22 de junio (9:00 a. m. – 1:00 p.m.)

Lunes 24 de junio (8:00 a. m. – 5:00 p.m.)

Martes, día de las elecciones, 25 de junio (7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.)

¿Qué habrá en la boleta electoral en nuestra área?

Distritos 2 y 4 del Congreso de EE.UU. Junta de Educación del Estado de Colorado

Regente de la Universidad de Colorado

Distrito 49 de Representantes Estatales Comisionado del Condado de Larimer, distritos 2 y 3

Secretario y Registrador del Condado de Larimer

Para su información: ¿Cómo se impide que los no ciudadanos voten en nuestras elecciones? Se requiere la prueba de ciudadanía al obtener una licencia de conducir y al ofrecerle una solicitud de registro de votante.

La oficina del Secretario de Estado verifica las listas de nuevas licencias de conducir de no ciudadanos con las listas de registro de votantes para asegurarse de que no haya votos provenientes de no ciudadanos. Sólo los ciudadanos registrados para votar recibirán boletas por correo.

Nuestra Liga sirve con orgullo a la comunidad como una organización no partidista de educación y abogacía, sin apoyar ni oponerse a candidatos individuales o partidos políticos en ningún nivel de gobierno.

La Liga de Mujeres Votantes es una organización no partidista de educación y defensa, no apoya ni se opone a candidatos individuales o partidos políticos de cualquier nivel de gobierno.

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This day, June 14th, in History 1989 - Ground breaking begins in Minnesota on world's largest mall. 1976 - "Gong Show" premieres on TV, syndication. 1967 - Steve Allen Show," premieres on CBS-TV. 1953 - Elvis Presley graduates from LC Humes High School in Memphis, Tennessee.

Lazy B Bids Farewell

After five great summers over a sevenyear span, serving over 35,000 suppers and performing 350+ live shows, we are no longer able to continue this summertime western tradition in Estes Park. This is primarily due to our inability to renew our lease agreement with the Dao House lodge where we have been operating the past two years. The property has been on and off the market over the last 18 months preventing a definitive path forward for the Lazy B to continue operating in the Lakeview building. After vacating the Elkhorn Lodge when it was sold to a developer in 2019, I was happy to find what we thought would be a good temporary location while I continued to pursue a long-term venue for the Lazy B. Over the past five years, my efforts included a total of 11 different ideas and options, including new development. With limited land and zoning challenges, the financial return on a venue for a seasonal business simply does not make sense. Beyond development, other options included pursuing a lease at the Stanley Fairgrounds which appears to sit idle and underutilized so much of the time. Another great lead was land near Sombrero Stables on Dry Gulch Road. However, after observing what the landowner, Cody Walker, went through in his effort to develop the Mountain Coaster attraction, it was clear this would be an expensive uphill battle. Other locations considered would have required going through the rezoning process at the county level, an expensive and year long effort that did not necessarily mean ultimately obtaining the needed approvals.

Having a family business in the town I grew up in during the 80s was an absolute dream come true for me. Our great run would not have been possible without the contribution and support of so many great people, performers, and family members. My wife Roxanne took pride in covering all the small details and was tireless at thinking about how to improve the guest experience in the sometimes challenging historic locations where we operated. Both my parents contributed with venue preparation and helping me stay true to how Tom Justin might have handled many of the challenges we faced. My younger brother Bjorn, who worked with me for ten summers at the original Lazy B also helped out as our sound technician the past two summers. Beyond my own family was the talent and never-ending hard work

of Barbara Barleen and her husband Michael J Arnott. Their lifelong experience producing and performing shows that appeal to all ages was at the heart of our guest experience. We simply could not have delivered such a memorable show without Barb and Michael J. In addition, we were fortunate to have great talent on stage from the likes of local cowboy and author Vic Anderson, and numerous other musicians such as Jeff Olson, Marvin Short, Josiah Nelson, Celeste Johnson, Julian Oliver, Tony Douglas, Johnny Sanchez, and Nicolette Feneis. And not to forget, several times we enjoyed a special guest appearance by local favorite, Cowboy Brad Fitch, who also has a personal connection to Tom Justin and the original Lazy B wranglers. Beyond our great team I sure appreciate the support from both the EP News and Trail Gazette who provided promotions, great ads, and space for my press release each season. What great small town community spirit exists here in Estes. And of course, a call out to Michael and Daniella Kingston who operate the Big Horn restaurant. What a great job they did with catering support for our cowboy supper.

And lastly, a big thank you to all the local residents for the many visits each summer, and of course to our many small groups and community centers along the front range who made the drive up every season. We took pride in having an authentic cowboy supper, and live western stage show that always had something for everyone. I always thought the reviews posted on Trip Advisor were a great validation of just how special our performers were and what a great time families of all generations could have at the Lazy B.

Roxanne and I will truly miss the tears on the faces of so many who enjoyed a moment of nostalgia and patriotism during our shows. At a time when our country seems so divided, I have always believed that our western heritage with the music and traditions that evolved from a specific period in U.S. history will always be something that we can all share, recognize, and celebrate together. I thank you for the opportunity we enjoyed to share this experience with you, and the many guests to Estes Park over the years.

Happy Trails.

Quentin Wedan, Owner Lazy B Chuckwagon and Show

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Located at Camp St. Malo ~ 10758 CO HWY 7

My affiliate Joe has been playing the piano a lot lately. Godspell in particular. Bless the Lord specifically. That song has wiggled its way into my brain like a worm into the core of a juicy apple. I hear the tune internally all day long and find myself singing the words over and over again, even against my will: “…and ready to and ready to and ready to abate.”

The words are there in my head yet I have absolutely no idea what I’m singing about. Ready to abate? Who uses the word abate—especially in a song? Abate what?

In an effort to—abate—the earworm, I did some research about the Godspell song ringing endlessly in my head. I learned that the lyrics for Bless the Lord come from the 1940 Episcopal Hymnal, no. 293 and are an adaptation from Psalm 103. Samuel Wesley, the nephew of Methodist Church founder John Wesley, wrote the hymn.

All well and good but the information I garnered did nothing to dispel the Godspell song from my head. As it worms around in there, I spend way too much time thinking about the word abate—not a word that generally comes to mind as one of the top 10 words used in song lyrics. (Those include love, never, time, life and sorry.) Are there any other songs—ever—that include the word abate, I wonder?

Yes. The Raging Canal from 1844 is a song about life on the Erie Canal. The gist of the story-song is: a storm came up and nearly drowned the line-boat crew on the Erie Canal. The lamps on board had no oil so their boat was thrashing about in the dark, the horses pulling the boat tumbled into the water and “sank to

rise no more in the raging canal,” and the rigging broke and fell due to the wind and rough water of the storm. The men took the old cook's pettycoat and strung it up a pole as a signal of distress.

Here’s the verse where abate comes in:

“At last that horrid night cut dirt from the sky,

The storm it did abate, and a boat came passing by,

It soon espied our signal as each on his knees did fall,

Thankful we escaped a grave on the raging canal.”

But wait…there’s more! Another song from ten years ago by No Ca$h called Wilkes-Booth Style also includes the word abate:

“Abate the ones who hesitate to stand their ground Rally when the sky is falling, catch the clouds…”

And that’s it. Along with Bless the Lord, a whopping two songs include the word abate in their lyrics.

Until I started my research for this column I had never heard of the anarchypunk band No Ca$h, which broke up in 2005 but still has a devoted group of fans. When I listened to their abate song, which included five f-bombs in eight lines, I yearned to hear Joe play Bless the Lord again to drown out the high scratchy hate voice of No Ca$h. I am determined to abate anarchy-punk and return to the Day by Day, All Good Gifts of Godspell.

You may let The Thunker know what you think at her e-mail address,

© 2024 Sarah Donohoe

75th Anniversary Of Our Lady Of The Mountains Catholic Church

Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church will celebrate its 75th anniversary Sunday, June 30 with Mass and a free community luncheon. Everyone is invited. Prelude music will begin at 9:30 a.m. Followed by our 10 a.m. Mass with Most Reverend Samuel J. Aquila, S.T.L., Archbishop of Denver, principal celebrant. Please note, there will be no other Mass at the

parish that day.

After Mass, the archbishop will bless a memorial plaque marking the parish anniversary. Parishioners and the Estes Park community are invited to a luncheon that will be served at 11:30 a.m. under a large tent in the parking lot. Entertainment during the lunch is planned.

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Celebrate Flag Day On June 14th At The Legion

“That the flag of the United States shall be of thirteen stripes of alternate red and white, with a union of thirteen stars of white in a blue field, representing the new constellation.”

This was the resolution adopted by the Continental Congress on June 14, 1777. Our flag was first carried by soldiers into battle On September 11, 1711, in the Revolutionary Battle of The Brandywine. President Wilson, in 1916, and President Coolidge in 1927, issued proclamations asking for June 14 to observed as National Flag Day. But it was not until August 3, 1949, that Congress approved June 14 to be observed as our National Flag Day, and President Harry Truman signed it in to law.

“Old Glory,” “The Stars and Stripes,” “The Star-Spangled Banner” … our flag is known fondly by many names. It is revered by most, but has been burned and trod upon by those who feel abandoned, maligned, or left behind. Yet it flies still, proud, as a purveyor of both history and hope. Our flag is, at least hopefully, a symbol of our national unity – a symbol that encompasses and accepts many admittedly differing political points of view.

Yes, I stand proudly when the flag passes, or when our anthem is sung. Come by my house, or the Legion, any day, and you fill see the flag proudly, properly flying. And yes, I shed a tear when those who, when presented with

our flag or anthem, choose to kneel and pray. The tear is not for their actions, but rather for the absolute fact that, unfortunately, there are so many who have experienced a different America than what the mainstream flag symbolizes. It is a fact that there are disadvantaged who do not look at our flag with the same sense of awe and respect as most of us. We can choose to belittle, disparage, and denigrate them, or we can strive to create a nation of caring and support, such that future generations of today’s kneelers will stand proudly, and share in the glory in the presentation of our flag.

True patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous and fair, as well as strong. Liberty is not only the power of doing what we like, but the responsibility to do what we ought. For all. For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom and character of all others.

Only one flag flies above all the rest – a flag of universal oneness. May that always be the flag of the United States of America. Please join us at American Legion Post 119 this Friday, June 14, at 3:00 p.m. as we celebrate our flag and our country.

John Minier Commander American Legion Post 119

Grant Garabed Lands Huge Rainbow Trout At Lake Estes

This 13 year old fisherman, Grant Garabed came from Boulder with his Mom to Estes Park to fish. Imagine his delight when he landed the biggest fish he has ever caught. He snagged this gorgeous Rainbow Trout in Lake Estes near

the bridge area at Fisherman’s Nook. All the fishing guides in area that saw him catch this whopper said they were impressed with his amazing catch and his fishing skills.

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Allenspark's Hilltop Guild Bazaar Is Aug. 3

For more than 70 years, the first Saturday in August has belonged to the Hilltop Guild's annual Bazaar in Allenspark. Mark your calendar for this year's bazaar on Aug. 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and enjoy homemade arts, food, and crafts.

New this year will be Polaris Malamute Rescue, an organization that promotes the breed and provides homes for malamutes. A volunteer will bring two dogs and lots of information on this mountain breed.

If the weather is fine, you will be able to stroll from food trucks to vendors, from the jelly hut to the White Elephant, while enjoying live music. Inside the Kelley House, Guild members will showcase their handicrafts. The loom room will feature woven items from shoelaces to rugs. Several handmade quilts will be for sale. The ever-popular "scrubbies" for kitchen tasks also will be available. Handmade knitted washcloths and embroidered tea towels always sell quickly.

The White Elephant offers a wide selection of gently used household items at bargain prices while the nearby book hut has a wide selection of books and puzzles.

Live music will include Robbie Leavitt of the Reckless Ramblers from approximately 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nancy Maple of Rustic Spirit will provide music of the type you might hear in an Irish pub. From 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. the open mic will feature Sharon Arms and the local all-female band Three Moose Morning plus others who want to sing or play at the festival.

Several art vendors will be on hand and more vendors are welcome to set up. More than 500 people traditionally visit the Bazaar during the course of the day. For more information go to

Back again will be free haircuts by Hair on Wheels. If your beard is getting bushy and long hair is getting in your eyes, these volunteers will solve all your problems. Dandelion jelly will be for sale, too, made

by Guild volunteers from dandelions picked in the Kelley House front yard.

"It tastes like mountain sunshine," said Jen Bell, the jelly Queen who organizes a team that makes more than 600 jars of different flavors each year.

Additionally, homemade baked goods will be for sale and several food trucks will be on the premises. There's plenty of parking and admission is free.

The ladies of the Hilltop Guild earmark much of the money made at the Bazaar for local college scholarships.

"This year, more than $11,500 in scholarships went to students in Estes Park and Lyons," said Peg Daley, president of the Guild.

Historic Bunce School and Museum, a one-room schoolhouse, is located within walking distance of the Kelley House and will be open on Aug. 3, too.

"Kids love to see what it was like in the old days," said Mary Rushing, volunteer. The Guild is located at 18729 Highway 7 between Lyons and Allenspark. Bright outdoor flags will mark the location. Join us!

Elena’s Barking Lot and Estes Park Garage Door are excited to announce The Lake Estes Dog Walk!

The Lake Estes Dog Walk is a fundraising event that is organized to support Miss Rooftop Rodeo candidate, Elena Nedobukh, Paint Estes Pink and Crowns for the Care! All the proceeds will be donated to the Estes Park Health foundation. The event is free, but we do ask to make a donation during the event or purchase a raffle ticket. The raffle will be held after the walk near Lake Estes Marina. 3 prizes total!

The winner gets $150 gift card to Estes Park Pet Supply for the pet and a $50 gift card to Himalayan Curry and Kebab for the owner!

The event will be held on Sunday, June 23rd at 11 AM. Everyone will gather by the dog park and we will walk to the right after the underpass to Lake Estes Marina. Raffle tickets are $25 each. Raffle tickets are on sale now until June 23rd. Only the raffle ticket holders may participate in the Raffle. Scan the qr code to purchase the ticket. Please print your ticket and bring it with you to place it into the Raffle jar. Please refer to for more information.

Hope to see you all on June 23rd at 11 AM by the Dog Park, pink attire is encouraged!

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Baby & Me Fitness Classes At The Community Center

We are so excited to add a class for new parents and their babies to our fitness program! Here are a few comments from some moms in the demo class:

“Hayley's class was a wonderful opportunity to move my body and socialize with other moms. My baby always enjoys being in his carrier. He got a great nap while I got some exercise!”

“Hayley provided a comfortable, fun and engaging experience for moms to feel secure and safe working out with their babies.

“Baby & Me is a place for parents and babies to have fun and connect with other families!”

The next Baby & Me class is June 18 from 10 a.m.–11 a.m.; $15/parent; all the info and registration at

Save the Week!

VBS-Vacation Bible School runs July 15-19 from 9-11:30 a.m. at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 950 N. Saint Vrain Ave.

For children entering K – 6th Grades (2024)

To register call Mount Calvary at 970586-4646.

Hope to see your children as we celebrate the savior! Bible stories, crafts, game activities, snacks, music! Joy!

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Vacation Bible School At Mount Calvary Lutheran Church

9th Annual Friends Of Folk Festival Scholarship Opportunity

Special scholarship opporrtunity for anyone with a passion for the arts

The Friends of Folk Festival celebrates Dick Orleans’ legacy with music and community. This Festival is held in the style of Dick’s “Friends of Folk” nights where both professionals & amateurs perform. The event will take place on Tuesday, June 18 at Performance Park from 4-10 p.m. and the concert is free! 2024 Scholarship Opportunity Scholarship funds have been established with Dick’s passions in mind. Anyone in the Estes Valley with a passion for the arts can apply for this scholarship simply by providing your contact information and answering a few questions on the application form on the Friends of Folk event page.

1-Tell us about your creative work.

2-Tell us about how you are going to use the scholarship money.

3-Tell us about how you and your art (creative) work will contribute or impact your community.

Submit your application before the June 14th deadline. The scholarship winners will be announced during the festival. We'd love to make you a recipient so submit your application now!

The Estes Arts District’s mission with Friends of Folk Festival is to grow the event into a well-executed, professional level festival while still maintaining Dick Orleans’ original vision of promoting new emerging artists. Dick Orleans was always supporting others to pursue their art, whether music or photography ¬or anything! He inspired so many and we want to keep that energy going. We miss you Dick!

Stanley Home Museum and Education Center Presents “Vino on the Veranda” with Cornelius Bond Friday June 21, 2024 Everyone knows of Bond Park, but do you know who he was?

Please join us for an enchanting evening, mingling with friends while enjoying wine and hors d’oeuvres on this lovely veranda with stunning views of the mountains. Soon you will be immersed in the stories and life of Cornelius Bond, a reenactment talking about his role in creating the road from Loveland to Estes Park and his relationship with F.O. Stanley.

Our knowledgeable guides will be on hand for guests wishing to tour this wonderful 1904 Georgian Colonial Revival home.

Limited tickets are available at $35; and reservations are required. All proceeds support the Historic Stanley Home Foundation. Reservations can be made at or call (970)235-0062

The museum shuttle will pick-up and drop-off all guests from the North side of the Estes Park Visitor Center, 500 Big Thompson Ave. every 15 minutes starting at 5:30pm.

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Seize The Day With Newsies Jr.

The Fine Arts Guild of the Rockies, Youth Theater Productions is proud to announce it’s production of Disney’s Newsies, Jr. The production with performances June 22, 7:00 p.m. and 23, 2:00 p.m., is the culmination of a twoweek theater camp that started June 10. Thirty-one aspiring thespians gathered to learn choreography, perfect the musical numbers, and delivery of dialogue in their best NY accents, while seven tech students worked on the set, putting together step units, painting and learning how to use skill saws and electric screwdrivers. They also worked on creating their own reference color wheel. All paint colors used on the set are mixed by the students using the primary pigments magenta, cyan, and yellow in addition to black and white…no premixed colors for these techies!

Newsies Jr. the inspiring 60-minute musical, designed for middle schoolaged performers, is based on the 1992 Disney film Newsies and the 2012 Broadway production of the same name. The actual strike of the newsies in 1899 provides the back story for the musical. You’ll be doing flips for the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of young newsies in Manhattan. When titans of publishing

raise distribution prices at the newsies’ expense, Jack rallies young workers from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what's right! Adapted especially for young performers, this musical features a Tony Award®-winning score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award®-winner Harvey Fierstein, and includes rousing songs like “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “King of New York.” Newsies JR. is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message perfect for the whole family and every audience.

The thespians are being led by Gwydian Winkelmeyer, Artistic Director, Melinda Workman, Musical Director, and Choreographer, Jocelyn Bolster. Greig Steiner and Tim Phillips are responsible for the technical aspects with a set designed by Greig and brought to the stage by Tim and the crew.

Tickets are available online at, at Macdonald Book Shop, and at the door. All tickets are $12 for those six years and above, five and under are free.

Disney’s Newsies JR. is presented through special arrangement with and all materials are provided by Music Theatre International.

Save The Date For The Glen Haven Pancake Breakfast

Please join us for our Annual Glen Haven Area Volunteer Fire Department pancake breakfast on July 20th!

Our volunteer firefighters will again be cooking their wonderful breakfast beginning at 7:00 a.m. Afterwards, walk next door to the Town Hall for a silent auction! There will be gift certificates and treasures from businesses and artists from around the community. Don’t forget, dessert isn’t just for after dinner! We will have amazing sweets at our bake sale table for sale.

Smokey the Bear will be with us to celebrate the 80th year of helping to prevent wildfires. Don’t worry, he won’t eat all the pancakes!

The GHAVFD has 20 active firefighters, and three support members that defend approximately 500 structures on over 25,000 acres of forested land. They respond to medical calls, vehicle crashes along County Road 43, as well as assist-

ing other area agencies when called upon.

This year the department wants to continue the process of upgrading their digital technology by replacing computers, screens, and connected devices. Replacing tires and obtaining low angle rescue gear and vehicle stabilization/rigging for electric vehicle fires is a priority for the department.

The community of Glen Haven is neither a municipality nor a taxing district. GHAVFD is a 501 (C) (3) non-profit Colorado Corporation. All contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. If you are unable to attend, please consider donating to GHAVFD at P.O. Box 53, Glen Haven, CO 80532. You can also donate to the silent auction by contacting Becky Childs at

Thank you to our supporters and sponsors of this event: Bank of Estes Park, Bank of Colorado, Premier Members Credit Union, US Bank, YMCA of the Rockies, Kind Coffee, and EP News. For more information on the breakfast or the Department check out

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Creative Watercolor Class June 22 & 23

Last week you were introduced to three local watercolor artists Scott Rashid, KC Benson and Greg Miles, who will be offering a watercolor class on June 22nd and 23rd upstairs in the Estes Park Bank Building at 255 Park Lane, in Estes Park. Each of the artists have unique techniques they use to generate their watercolor paintings.

During the two-day seminar, each instructor will show a multitude of techniques that they use to create their art. KC’s style of painting frequently includes a very wet style of painting, often called wet on wet. This is a style that incorporates lots of water and bright colors often

painted rather rapidly.

Scott uses more of a dry technique and paints with a great deal of detail using small brushes and less water. The result of his style are paintings that look more like colored pencil drawings than watercolor paintings, even though all he uses is watercolor. Scott creates paintings of birds that he has a great deal of familiarity with, as he is both an avian researcher and a bird rehabilitator with has enabled him to handle many of the subjects that he depicts in his paintings. Greg’s first and preferred medium is watercolor, but he enjoys working in all types of mediums. Technically, his work

is non-narrative representational imagery with abstract elements. He wants it to have strong, intense color on precise images with tremendous contrast. He also enjoys the bold use of light and shadow, negative space, lost edges, and emotion coupled with color and form. He frequently only tells part of a story – using partial images, thus allowing the viewer to become engaged in the piece.

The two-day workshop will run from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on the 22nd and 12-4 p.m. on the 23rd. To attend the workshop, go to KC Benson and click the green bar at the top of the page. Furthermore, please bring watercolor paint, watercolor paper, brushes, containers for water, subject matter that you might want to paint, lunch and snacks. See you on the 22nd upstairs in the Estes Park Bank Building for an awesome class.

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Luna by Greg Miles Dusky Grouse by Scott Rashid. Below: KC Benson watercolor scene.

New Temporary Exhibit At The Museum Highlights Art Collection

One of a Kind: Art from the Estes Park Museum, the new temporary exhibition at the Estes Park Museum, will open with a Members Only Preview on Friday, June 21 from 4-6 p.m. The show features works from some of the area's most well known, and prominent artists including Lyman Byxbe, R.H. Tallant, Richardson Rome, Greig Steiner, Dorothy C. Scott, and many others. Some pieces are being exhibited for the first time. During the opening, members will have the first opportunity to view the exhibit. Additionally, members will enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and drinks (provided by the Estes Park Museum Friends and Foundation, Inc.).

For well over a century, Estes Park has been home to a thriving artistic scene.

Since its founding in 1962, the Estes Park Museum has become a public repository for local art. As the artistic community evolves, so too, does the art collected. Over time, the pieces gathered tell a story of the insight and inspiration of those who are inspired to create.

The exhibit will open to the public on Saturday, June 22 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and will be open during the Museum’s regular operating hours, Wednesday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Not a member, but want to attend this and other special events at the Museum throughout the year? It’s easy to join by emailing, calling (970) 577-3766, or stop by the Museum to sign-up.

Vendors Wanted

More than 500 people are expected on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2024, at the Estes Park Event Center for the annual Treasure Tables shopping day. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. your table will be seen by hundreds of shoppers getting ready for the holidays. Don't miss this event, which has taken place annually for more than a decade. Vendors include artists, crafters, foodies

and those selling household goods. Treasure Tables is offered by P.E.O. Chapter IY (our scholarships support female students) and is funded by vendor fees. It's a win-win! So contact us now to get the best location and get ready for big sales on Oct. 26. For vendor information contact

16 » Friday, June 14, 2024 Friday, June 14, 2024 « 17 Platte River Power Authority was created 50 years ago by Estes Park, Fort Collins, Longmont and Loveland to provide locally generated electricity. Today, we’re transitioning to a noncarbon future built on technologies like wind and solar, working hard to ensure it’s one rooted in equity and reliability. Dedicated to doing what’s right for our communities.

Cyclists, Families, Everyone! Bike Estes Day Rides

Into Town On June 26

Gear up for a day of pedal-powered excitement as Bike Estes Day returns on June 26, coinciding with Colorado’s Bike to Work Day. Hosted by the Estes Park Cycling Coalition (EPCC), this year's event promises to be bigger and better than ever, combining the beloved Bike to Work activities with the Annual Costume Bike Parade and an electrifying afterparty.

Bike To Work (6-9 a.m. at the Estes Park Visitors Center)

Start your day off right at 6 a.m. at the Estes Park Visitors Center, where the festivities kick off with Bike to Work Day celebrations. Fuel up with complimentary Kind Coffee and bagels by Village Bagel, while enjoying a range of other snacks and activities. Kerry with Estes Park Yoga will be leading two free yoga classes, 7-7:30 and 8-8:30. A skilled bike mechanic from Bandits Bikes will be onsite to provide tune-ups, and don't miss the chance to pedal your way to a delicious smoothie with the infamous "Blender Bike." Whether you arrive by bike or any other mode of transportation, your support for the cycling community is invaluable.

Costume Bike Parade and Live Music Afterparty (5:30 p.m. onwards)

Get ready to showcase your most outrageous costume as the Costume Bike Parade gears up at 5:30 p.m. at the Estes Park Visitors Center. Decorate your bike and helmet with provided materials and let your creativity shine. From kids to

adults, everyone is encouraged to dress up for the occasion. The parade sets off promptly at 6 p.m., winding its way from the Visitors Center to Performance Park, where the party continues. The parade route will have traffic control and we will ride as a group to Performance Park. Parents will need to help their kiddos to keep up so we can go through town as a group, but it will be a slow roll…don’t forget your helmet! Enjoy complimentary pizza and sodas (donations to EPCC appreciated) and quench your thirst with craft beer from Lumpy Ridge Brewery, and wine from Snowy Peaks Winery available for purchase. Estes Park Mountain Shop Bike Mechanic will be on hand to help with any bike issues. Live music from “Buster and the Boomers” will keep the energy high until 9 p.m., ensuring an unforgettable evening of entertainment.

About the Estes Park Cycling Coalition

The Estes Park Cycling Coalition (EPCC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting and increasing cycling of all kinds in the Estes Valley. Through advocacy, education, partnerships, and community building, the Coalition aims to cultivate a vibrant biking culture and establish the Estes area as a premier destination for cyclists. For more information on Bike Estes Day or the Estes Park Cycling Coalition, please contact Chair Mike Lewelling at or visit

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30th Annual Autumn Gold Festival 2024: A Festival Of Beer, Bands And Brats

This family-fun, free admission festival is set for the weekend of September 21 & 22 in Bond Park.

At the 30th annual Estes Park Autumn Gold Festival of Beer, Bands and Brats, enjoy some of Northen Colorado’s most popular bands. Join us for non-stop music in Bond Park paired with good food, raffle drawings, lawn games & more.

Purchase a raffle ticket with a 1 in 50 chance of winning $10,000. Come out and experience everything what the 30th Annual Estes Park Autumn Gold Festival has to offer!

Saturday, September 21, Festival Hours 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Das Wunder 1:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Wendy Woo Band

2:00 p.m. – Saturday Classic Car Show Trophy Presentation

4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Last Men on Earth

Sunday, September 25, Festival Hours 11:00 am – 5:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. EL Loco Fandango

2:00 p.m. – Sunday Classic Car Show Trophy Presentation

2:15 p.m. – Raffle drawings, including the $10,000 grand prize raffle drawing

2:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. – The Long Run, “Colorado’s Tribute to The Eagles” Here’s how to get ready for the 30th

Annual Autumn Gold Festival 2024

• Reserve your lodging for your visiting friends and family. Also, be sure you make your timed entry reservations for Rocky Mountain National Park at

• Buy a $100 Raffle ticket for a chance to win the $10,000 Grand Prize, $2,500 second prize or one of seven $500 cash prizes. (Each raffle ticket provides complimentary food and drink!). Just go to our website to purchase a Raffle ticket at

• Tell the kids and grandkids that there will be new games this year with prizes.

• This year’s Classic Car Show will have a judge to select the winner; however, there will be a people’s choice opportunity.

• Be a sponsor! If you have attended Autumn Gold over the years and want to support this endeavor, email us at We would love to recognize you for your kind contribution. Proceeds go to college/vocational school scholarships for promising EPHS graduates, community grants for local non-profits and other Sunrise Rotary projects.

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Friends Of Folk Festival

Tuesday, June 18

Performance Park 4-10 p.m. Free!

Estes Park is home to many legends, from Joel Estes to Lord Dunraven to Isabella Bird and more recently, to Dick Orleans. Orleans moved to Estes in the 1980’s and spent decades making music (for a time was in a band called the Elktones with Cowboy Brad Fitch) and then becoming an expert wildlife photographer. His untimely death from a cardiac event in 2014 was a severe blow to Estes Park. The Friends of Folk Festival, now in its ninth year, is part of his legacy. This music-packed event is put on annually by the Estes Arts District at Performance Park around the time of Dick’s birthday.

Dick Orleans brought an enthusiasm and welcoming energy to the music scene of Estes Park, and to everything he did. A mentor to rising musicians, he encouraged ever-evolving styles of music. He hosted several open mic nights in Estes Park, inspiring the original intention for Friends of Folk Festival – to give local musicians a stage, while also introducing fresh voices to Estes Park.

This year's lineup includes Shinyribs, Chain Station, Future Joy, Magic Dragon, Stepmother Nature and Snowbelt, all for free! Shinyribs

Shinyribs defies genres as a sonic melting pot of Texas blues, New Orleans R&B funk, horn-driven Memphis soul, country twang and roots-rock. The Austin-based nine-sometimes-ten-piece supergroup is led by Kevin Russell, the charismatic frontman with colorful suits who continuously swaps out an electric guitar for a ukulele. Get ready for a cinematic experience.

Chain Station

Chain Station is a 4-piece, high-energy, get ‘em out on the dance floor string band born high in the mountains but based in Denver, Colorado. Their music is well-steeped in Americana roots with vocal harmonies that are high, lonesome, and tight.

Future Joy

Future Joy is a Future-Funk hybrid duo hailing from wherever their mobile RV stage is parked. Blending elements of funk, house, bass, pop, drum and bass, hip-hop, techno, jazz, dubstep and more; Future Joy takes the listener on a joyous adventure with no musical boundaries.

Magic Dragon

Magic Dragon is an Estes Park based live music tribute to the hit recordings of Peter, Paul and Mary. Folk music means that audience participation is strongly encouraged. After all, folk music was written for and about the people, and it is meant to be celebrated and performed BY the people. Brad Fitch covers both guitars and Paul's vocal parts. Melinda Morris covers Mary's vocal parts. Steve Tice covers bass and Peter's vocal parts.

Stepmother Nature

Stepmother Nature has been buzzing around Estes Park over the last year. Chances are you've heard this electric soul music around town recently. All local musicians, Stepmother Nature brings the heat to every performance. Get ready to rock!


Snowbelt is made up of the now-married Estes locals Max Miller and Ann Mills. They’ve been playing music together since 2016 and play old-time, bluegrass, and folk, using fiddles, banjos, and guitars.

A scholarship fund has been established with Dick’s passions in mind. He was an artist who always encouraged others to pursue their art. Because he inspired so many, we’re determined to keep this energy going. Creatives of all ages can apply for a scholarship:

At the Estes Arts District, we believe that the arts are the heart of humanity, and in the mountains that heart beats even stronger. We do cool stuff for our community related to the arts; whether that be visual, performance, literary, craft beverages, culinary or anything else that fits in the creative realm. We strive to create connections for passionate artists and advocate for their value to the community. We continue and evolve Estes Park traditions through many kinds of programming. We do all this while having fun. Want to be a part of our work? We’d love to have you. And to those already a part of it, we appreciate you! We want to thank our 2024 Friends of Folk Festival sponsors and partners. The show truly would not go on without you.

For more information on this year’s Friends of Folk Festival, visit our website at

Peak To Peak Concert Series Presents Q2 Strings And Rocky Recorders

Step back in time for an afternoon of elegant, courtly music! Two local music ensembles Q2 Strings and Rocky Recorders will perform on Saturday, June 15th at 2:00 p.m. at the Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church, 2000 Ptarmigan Trail in Estes Park. A reception will follow the concert to meet the musicians. The Peak to Peak concert series is sponsored by the Oratorio Society of Estes Park. The performance is free, although donations are gratefully accepted.

The Q2 Strings ensemble will perform Michael Haydn’s Quintet in C Major and CPE Bach’s Duet for two violas. Mary Jo Andrews, Marti DeYoung, Kathy Hornbein, Jonquil Thoms, and Karen Olson will be playing in the ensemble. The name Q2 Strings reflects that the group plays in quartets or quintets. The group has been together for over twenty years with about 10 years for the current members. Q2 Strings has performed for past Peak to Peak concerts as well as lo-

cal events and weddings in town. One of their most interesting venues was performing Handel’s Water Music on a boat on Lake Estes. The group forms the core of a Summer Musicale string group that plays for fun.

The Rocky Recorders will perform music mostly from the Baroque and Renaissance periods (with a few surprises!) by composers including Bach, Knecht, Schein, Holborne and Gibbons. The current members of the consort are Marti DeYoung, Kristi Fjare, Steve Pearson, Mark Richardson, and John Wolf. The consort performs on sopranino, soprano, alto, tenor and baritone recorders as well as occasional other instruments. Rocky Recorders and earlier recorder consorts with some of the current members have been playing in Estes Park for over 20 years. They have performed in Peak to Peak concerts, local events such as the Queen’s Ball in 2023, and in school music demonstrations.

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Fawns Wandering In Town


My wonderful wife, Carolyn, absolutely loves Estes Park. She fully supports RMNPhotograph Tours and encourages my trips into RMNP, up Old Fall River Road, and tromping through the backcountry. What she does not like is a dirty car. Because of my treks into the wilderness, our car is always dirty even by my standards.

So one early June evening, I drove over Moccasin Circle Drive, past the hospital and around to the car wash. I diligently cleaned the car to make us both happy, and returned the same route.

Right before the hospital, I saw them. Newborn fawns, tan and spotted, with their mother standing protective by the side of the road in a neighborhood where locals live. It’s not unique to see, yet it’s part of what makes Estes Park such a special place - having wildlife as our neighbors.

camera with me. They were so innocent, sheltered at their mother’s side. And me without my camera when I almost always have it with me. As I saw these innocent babies, still a bit skittish and wobbly legged, I could only imagine what a beautiful image they would have made. But alas, no camera.

Arriving back home with a sparkling

I arrived back at the same spot, but the twin fawn were not there. Driving around, I could not find them. I knew they were close by, around a house, up a street, or lying in the grass, but I could not spot them.

As I searched the neighborhood, I spotted another mule deer doe. She was

clean car, I grabbed my camera, and Carolyn asked, “Where are you going?”

Stopping my SUV in the middle of the road, I cursed myself for not having my

Turning to leave, I blurted, “Over by the hospital there were twin fawns…” Before I could finish, she waved me out the door, smiling a bit as she shook her

standing proud in a fresh, summer coat grazing in a small, fenced in yard. There, she raised her head to watch me. I stopped, appreciating her, my eyes searching the surroundings. Then I saw the fawn. A single baby curled in the grass. Her nose was tucked tight to the ground and one ear stood up as if listening. Only a day or so old, she was both delicate and precious.

Staying in my car, not wanting to disturb her mother, I snapped a few images, capturing the fawn’s innocence. Satisfied

We watched each other as I took a couple of steps away to ease any fears. We have elk and mule deer in our yard often. In the fall, the bull elk lay below our deck, recovering from the rut. Once, several years ago, we even had a moose walk by, but mule deer are what we see most often.

The fawns watched me, curious at this new person appearing in their young lives. Then their mother casually turned, her babies following, and wandered behind the house where they resumed a breakfast of my already thin grass.

In Estes Park, we cohabitate with wildlife. We watch out for the babies, stop our cars for passing elk, and even tolerate a night-time wandering bear or mountain lion now and then. Here in town, I could be a wildlife photographer without leaving the community. Staying in town might save me a car wash or two, but then again, I’d miss the dirt. I’d miss being in RMNP and the backcountry watching from a distance as baby moose feed, bull elk shed their velvet, and bighorn clash their horns together in a battle of the rut. And one benefit being in RMNP, I always have my camera by my side.

And now, in town, I’ll always remind myself to carry it with me too, even when I’m going to get the car washed.

that I had a good image, I left the fawn and her mother in peace. As I slowly drove away, the doe returned to feeding, strengthening herself after the challenges of giving birth.

The next morning, I stepped outside to feel the crisp, morning mountain air. Looking around the house, I was thinking of the fawns from the night before, the two I’d seen and one I’d photographed, when I saw her. There stood a beautiful doe with her bright new summer coat. Then from around her poked two heads. Fawns may be a week old. Older than the ones from the night before, but precious all the same.

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Bank Of Estes Park Supports The Bridge Of Estes

Nearly everyone has been impacted in some way by cancer—personally, through a family member, or through a close friend. Some have been in the fight, some have stood beside someone in the fight, and all have witnessed the fight—many have done all three. There are many organizations to donate to for funding research, medical equipment, and other high level needs related to cancer. But recently, a phenomenal group of local women came together to form an organization—The Bridge of Estes—dedicated to ensuring that Estes Valley locals in the fight against any kind of cancer will not have to fight alone. Lisa Hohensee, Jean Tasker, Nicole Gassman, and Maureen McCann formed this new organization (with Crossroads as its fiscal sponsor) to bridge the gap between wellness needs and local resources and support—providing the services and support needed by our locals who are personally in the fight against cancer. Some examples of services that The Bridge of Estes will offer are massage, acupuncture, physical therapy, chiropractic care, counseling/support, meditation, skin care, yoga, and coordination of many daily tasks to help support our “cancer warrior” neighbors.

Two founders of The Bridge of Estes are Bank of Estes Park “family,” so we heard

about their plans early on, and immediately pledged for the bank to be their first major donor. We couldn’t be more honored than to be associated with the founders, with this new organization, and with the mission they will accomplish in our little town—this is what we mean when we say “the difference that ‘local’ makes.”

Bank of Estes Park is also hosting the first formal fundraiser for The Bridge of Estes—our Shred of Hope event on June 20th & 21st (8:30 to 4:30), and 22nd (9:00 to 12:00) at our bank headquarters at 255 Park Ln. Bring your old tax returns, bank statements, or other sensitive documents in boxes, and we will safely destroy them ($10/regular box, $15/legal box). Bring your old computers, monitors, printers, laptops, cell phones, etc., and we will destroy them too ($25/computer with monitor, or laptop; $10/each for small electronics—printer, phone, etc.). Bring cash or your checkbook, and all proceeds will be donated to The Bridge of Estes.

If you don’t have anything you need us to safely destroy for you, we welcome you to come by anyway and drop off a tax deductible donation, payable to The Bridge of Estes! Let’s come together as locals to help bridge the gap for our neighbors caught in the toughest fight of their lives.

Rocco, Maya, Goose, Speck And Ghost Seeking New, Loving Forever Families

Rocco is a funny, happy dog! He’s a lover of people and dogs, big and small. Rocco is about three years old, weighs around 53 pounds and is housetrained. He’s ready to be adopted.




We also have two puppies, Ghost and Speck. They are about six months old, likely border collie/husky mixes. They are both so cute! They currently weigh about 30 pounds.

Maya is about a year old, good-natured and weighs 46 pounds. She is great with other dogs.


Goose is a short haired border collie mix who weighs about 55 pounds. He was raised with kids and is good with dogs and cats as well. He is about 2 1/2 years old.

Please call (970) 286-1652 if you’d like to meet or foster any of these special pets.

All pets are offered through the Pet Association of Estes Park, a non-profit organization that is the Estes Valley’s only humane society.

Save the date! The Pet Association’s annual yard sale will be held on June 22. Watch this space for more details as the date approaches.

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 about the Pet Association, please visit

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Maureen McCann, Lisa Hohensee, Brian Schaffer, Scott Applegate, Jean Tasker and Niki Gassmann. ROCCO Friday, June 14, 2024 « 23

What’s Happening At The Estes Valley Library


Mondays - Thursdays, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Fridays & Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sundays, 1 - 5 p.m.

Special Hours

Closed Thursday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day


Ⓡ: Registration required. Visit to sign up.


An Evening with Aimie K. Runyan Ⓡ Friday, June 14, 6 - 8 p.m., Fireside Theater

Don’t miss this signature Friends of the Library Foundation fundraising event with internationally bestselling author (and Estes Park local) Aimie Runyan. Tickets can be purchased at

Unpacking a History of Systemic Racism in the American Education

System with Tiffany Jewell Ⓡ

Thursday, June 20, 12 - 1 p.m., online

Author Tiffany Jewell will share lessons and firsthand knowledge about experiences Black and Brown students face in school as she presents her new book, Everything I Learned About Racism I Learned In School. Presented with the Library Speakers Consortium.


Tech Help with Digital Navigators of Larimer County

Wednesday, June 19, 1 - 7 p.m., Dream Study Room

Thursday, June 20, 1 - 7 p.m., Dream Study Room

Wednesday, June 26, 1 - 7 p.m., Dream Study Room

Thursday, June 27, 1 - 7 p.m., Dream Study Room

Build your digital skills, including using your smartphone, accessing websites and accounts online, improving online communications, and more. Service offered in Spanish on Thursdays. Appointments and drop-ins available. Presented by AmeriCorps service members.


Across the Atlas to Nepal with Pietro Simonetti Ⓡ

Friday, June 21, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies & online

Pietro Simonetti, author and adventurer, will join us to discuss his 2023 humanitarian expedition to the remote Upper Mustang region of Nepal, along with two books that connected to his journey: The Rhythm of Breath by National Geographic photographer Michele Dalla Palma, and Ghosts of Our Perception, written by Simonetti himself. An “Adventure Begins At Your Library” Summer Reading Program event.


Adventure Begins with Live Action Role Play Ⓡ

Wednesday, June 19, 2 - 5 p.m., Hondius Room

Learn what LARPing (or Live Action Role Play) is all about with Timothy Vickery of Amtgard, then make a short foam sword and participate in a mock battle in Bond Park. Participants must be 14 years old. An “Adventure Begins At Your Library” Summer Reading Program event.

Lego Club: Adventure in Legos Ⓡ

Saturday, June 22, 3 - 4 p.m., Hondius Room

Explore different building and engineering challenges with Legos. This month, we’ll be building adventurous scenes. An “Adventure Begins At Your Library” Summer Reading Program event.

Book vs. Movie Club: Jumanji Ⓡ Saturday, June 29, 11 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., Reel Mountain Theater

Book or movie—which did you like best? We’ll discuss the book, then watch the movie adaptation. An “Adventure Begins At Your Library” Summer Reading Program event.


Library Storytimes

Babies: Thurs., Fri., & Sat. at 10 a.m.

Preschoolers: Thurs., Fri., & Sat. at 10:30 a.m.

Read to Therapy Dog Annie: Thurs., June 20 at 11 a.m. & Sat., July 6 at 11 a.m.

Early Childhood Music Ⓡ

Saturday, June 15, 11 - 11:30 a.m., Hondius Room

Children ages 6 and under (and their caregivers) are invited to join Annaka Hogelin, musician and music educator, for songs, movement, rhythm, and fun.

Outdoor Storytime Adventures: Stroller Stories Ⓡ

Wednesday, June 19, 10:30 - 11 a.m., Visitor Center Parking Garage

Dress for the weather and enjoy a lakeside, strolling storytime. We’ll stop along the way to share stories, rhymes, and songs. An “Adventure Begins At Your Library” Summer Reading Program event.

Colorado Natives:

Our State’s Animals Ⓡ

Tuesday, June 25, 1 - 2 p.m., Estes Park High School Auditorium

From the high mountains to the open plains, Colorado is full of spectacular habitats for feathered, scaly, and slimy neighbors. Learn about our state’s wildlife and meet animal ambassadors! For ages 5 and up. An “Adventure Begins At Your Library” Summer Reading Program event.

Outdoor Storytime Adventures: MacGregor Ranch Museum Ⓡ

Wednesday, June 26, 10:30 - 11:15 a.m., MacGregor Ranch Museum

Learn all about horses! Join us for books, songs, rhymes, and a learning activity designed for littles ages 5 and under (and their caregivers). An “Adventure Begins At Your Library” Summer Reading Program event.


Meet & Make Ⓡ

Friday, July 5, 1 - 3 p.m., Makerspace

Meet our new Technology Arts Librarian Shari Baze and make a laser cut greeting sign to take home. Snacks provided. Recommended for adults and teens.


Monday, June 17, 6:30 - 8 p.m., Wasson Room

View the agenda and packet materials at


Cliffhanger Used Books

Cliffhanger Used Books, located next to the Post Office, is operated by the Friends of the Library Foundation, offering gently-used books, movies, and music at discount prices. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Ⓡ: Registration required. Visit to sign up.

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Virtual Talks With Bestselling Authors Now Available For Library Patrons Of All Ages

Since 2022, the Estes Valley Library has been part of the Library Speakers Consortium, a program that grants member libraries and their patrons access to acclaimed authors via virtual visits. Dozens

will share his design process for different monsters and villains, as well as the unique ways his literary heroes defeat them.

On Tuesday, July 23, high schoolers are invited to learn about the power of poetry with Elizabeth Acevedo. Winner of the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, Acevedo is the author of The Poet X and specializes in “creating out loud” in her writing. Pour your emotions into words during this exciting conversation.

of writers of all genres have graced our screens, including Simon Winchester, Bonnie Garmus, Geraldine Brooks, Fredrik Backman, and more.

Now, the Library Speakers Consortium has added a “summer reading” version of author talks specially designed for younger readers. Beginning in early July, child, tween, and teen patrons can access their own author talks, complete with Q&A sessions, storytimes, and readings.

On Tuesday, July 9, Kate DiCamillo will be sharing the stories behind the creation of her early chapter book series, and everyone’s favorite adventure-loving pig, Mercy Watson. Littles ages Pre-K through 2nd grade are invited to visit Deckawoo Drive with Kate, and don’t forget to “BYOBT,” or “Bring Your Own Buttered Toast!”

Graphic novels are life! On July 30, author Dan Santat will help middle schoolers learn to tell their own story. His award-winning book, A First Time for Everything, is a graphic memoir based on his own awkward tween years and the trip to Europe that changed his life. Santat will inspire listeners to draw their own story as well as give practice tips on the creation of graphic novels.

All events are streamed live, free to attend, and include audience participation. Unable to attend the live presentations? Past recordings are easily accessible and

Would you survive a zombie apocalypse? 3rd through 6th graders can find out on Tuesday, July 16 when we talk to Max Brallier about The Last Kids on Earth (both the book and animated Netflix series). Max

available to watch anytime.

To browse the full list and register for an upcoming talk, visit the Library Speakers Consortium site at

Sketching And Painting Nature Class Begins June 18

Have you ever wanted to draw and paint the creatures in the natural world? Well if so, here’s your chance. Scott Rashid, the director of the Colorado Avian Research and Rehabilitation Institute (CARRI) is an accomplished watercolor artist (among other things) who creates unique bird paintings.

Scott and members of CARRI will be teaching Sketching and Painting in Nature to raise money for the avian research and rehabilitation that they do. Starting June 18th at 8:30 a.m. and every Tuesday morning throughout the summer, attending artists will be in the field sketching and then in the studio creating watercolor paintings. The subject matter will include birds, animals, trees, flowers and more.

Each morning, we will meet upstairs at the Estes Park Bank Building 255 Park Lane, which is also where the indoor painting portion of the classes will be held. We will then move to an area outdoors and sketch in nature for about an hour. After that, we will return to the studio and create watercolor paintings for the rest of the morning. Attendees will need to bring sketch books, pens, or pencils and their watercolor supplies, as well as the proper attire to be outside for an hour. To attend Sketching and Painting Nature, go to and click the link Painting and Sketching in Nature. See you upstairs at the Estes Park Bank Building located at 255 Park Lane. Looking forward to drawing and painting on June 18th and every Tuesday thereafter.

Summer Fun Has Begun With The Estes Valley Library

Longer days, warmer temperatures, and a full calendar of community activities… The summer season has arrived in the Estes Valley! We’re already creating great memories all over town, with lots more

fun on deck in the coming weeks. Make sure the public library is part of your summer plans!

Students kicked off the summer with our collaborative End of School Bash on the last day of school. (photo above) Through partnership with the Estes Valley Recreation and Parks District, kids of all ages enjoyed activities at the Community Center and the Library, celebrating summer and signing up for Summer Reading Program. The Bash was generously sponsored by the Estes Park Woman’s Club and the Friends of the Library Foundation – thank you!

Storytimes have hit the road. (photo below) Children’s Librarian Melanie has begun her “Outdoor Storytime Adventures” series, where special storytimes are offered in a variety of locations around town. The group has already visited the Estes Valley Commu-

nity Garden and MacGregor Ranch Museum and next, they’ll be sharing stories, rhymes, and songs during “Stroller Stories” on Wednesday, June 19. View the full list of Outdoor Storytime Adventures at

Headed to next week’s Friends of Folk Music Festival? Stop by the Library tent! (photo below) We’ll have our button maker onsite so attendees can make event-themed buttons and magnets, or craft a guitar pick from old library cards. You can also try

musical instruments from our Library of Things and apply a “Libraries Rock” temporary tattoo. See you at Performance Park on Tuesday, June 18.

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Wise Solomon described the ‘worthy woman’…a woman who truly ‘blessed’ her children and her husband. As a result, his description ends with: “Her children arise up and call her blessed. Her husband also, and he praises her.” (Proverbs 31) And we know Mothers’ Day as a day celebrated more than any others, except Easter and Christmas. Fathers’ Day, celebrated next Sunday, will fall below the level of celebrations of the above. Why? Every child has both a mother and a father. The key lies in the fact that being honored… ‘receiving a blessing’…a person needs to be a ‘blessing person’. In the Bible, fathers ‘gave a blessing’ to their children. Isaac gave Jacob a blessing, to the great grief of his brother Esau, who missed out. “Don’t you have a blessing for me?” He wept. Other Old Testament fathers did the same. And most were honored by those blessed. When that ‘blessing’ is lacking, what a difference it makes. In his article on Authentic Manhood, Bill Delvaux, gives the reason. “The father’s blessing withheld can become a curse, a storm cloud over a child’s life that rains down devastation. The stories are different but the devastation is universal. There are fathers who leave for other women, fathers who leave for other men, fathers entangled in alcoholism or sexual addiction, fathers whose criticism is a constant sandpaper, fathers whose silence cuts like a cold scalpel, fathers who give up and commit suicide, fathers whose shaming words become defining, fathers whose behavior embarrasses and shames their children.” Every dad should ask: “Is that me?”

Another child-expert, Psychologist Edward Kruk, addresses the ‘Father hunger’ that prevails in our American culture. “Many theories have been advanced to explain the poor state of our nation’s children: child poverty, race and social class. A factor that has been largely ignored, however, particularly among child and family policymakers, is the prevalence and devastating effects of father absence in children’s lives. The two major structural threats to fathers’ presence in children’s lives are divorce and non-marital childbearing. This ‘father hunger’ leads to disastrous consequences such as behavior problems, truancy, delinquency, and drug and alcohol abuse, and children are at greater risk of suffering physical, emotional and sexual abuse.” So, Kruk’s advice. “Give your child the blessing…lay off the criticism, accentuate the positive traits and minimize the negative. It’s never too late to give the blessing, even if your children are grown, gone.”

It’s time to ‘give the blessing’ to those children who call us ‘Dad’. But how do we do this, increasingly? We can take a lesson from the greatest Father of all. When God’s Son, Jesus, was baptized by John in the river Jordan, a voice came from heaven: “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased!” (Matthew 3:17) The three messages that God gave: “I love you!” “You are my son!” “I am well pleased with you!”

In Trent and Smalley’s book, ‘The Blessing’, they remind us of the need for ‘the meaningful touch’, ‘the positive spoken message’, and an ‘active, ongoing commitment’. It urges us to: (1) attach a high value to the one being blessed; and (2) picture a special future for them. Specifically: ‘High Value’ – “You are a blessing to me!” “You have wonderful gifts!” “You are a good man / woman!” “I love you!” “I am proud of you!”; ‘You have a wonderful future’ – “You are well-designed for the future. Your capabilities and possibilities are endless!” and “There is a plan for you. God has given these gifts for specific purposes He has in mind for you.”

On my calendar ‘The Day of the children’ falls the Sunday before ‘Fathers’ Day’. As I said before, when we ‘bless them’ they will tend to ‘bless us’. Happy Fathers’ Day! Bob Lewis

Scott Rashid Program On Hummingbirds, The Jewels Of Summer

Members of the Colorado Avian Research and Rehabilitation Institute, (CARRI) would like to introduce our first-ever Summer Speaker Series. Throughout the summer CARRI’s director Scott Rashid will be presenting live lectures upstairs at the Estes Park Bank Building on Park Lane, each Wednesday starting the 19th of June. There will be a total of 12 lectures in the series. Presentations will begin at 7:00 p.m. and last about an hour.

During the speaker series, Scott will present on a variety of subjects including Hummingbirds, Great Horned Owls, American Kestrels, Northern Goshawks, Owls of Northern Colorado, Small Mountain Owls, Bluebirds and more. Each week Scott will discuss the details of the specific species or group of birds and the work that members of CARRI are doing to learn about these birds and find ways to increase their numbers.

The presentations will begin at 7:00 p.m. and be held upstairs at the Estes Park Bank Building, 255 Park Lane. The first presentation will be “Hummingbirds, Jewels of the Summer.” During this presentation, Scott will discuss the hummingbirds that can be found in Northern Colorado. The species include the Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Rufous Hummingbird, Calliope Hummingbird, Black-chinned Hummingbirds and several others. He will also discuss the amazing adaptations that only hum-

mingbirds have, including their unique ability to fly in any direction, including backwards, the fact that they cannot walk and what their colored throat patch is used for. You will also see images and videos of the bird’s courtship activities, feeding, nest building and the females feeding their young.

You will learn the proper mixture of sugar and water to fill your feeders, how often to clean them and what to clean them with, and the question we get most often, when do we take our Hummingbird feeders down?

Join us to learn all of this and more about the Jewels of the Summer. To attend one or all of these presentations, go to and click the link, “Summer Speaker Series.” Ticket are only $10.00 per lecture and can be purchased online or at the door. All of the proceeds will go towards researching and rehabilitation of birds in Northern Colorado. Scott Rashid has been working with wild birds for more than 40 years. Some of the species that he has studied indepth includes Great Horned Owls, Northen Goshawks, Flammulated Owls, American Kestrels, Northern PygmyOwls Barn Owls, Hummingbirds and more. Scott has also published seven books and multiple papers regarding the subjects that he will be discussing during the speaker series. See you on the 19th upstairs at 255 Park Lane in Estes.

If you are interested in End Times events (Tribulation, 2nd Coming, Millennium, Eternity) you are invited to an 8week Bible study covering these topics and more. This will be a non-denominational approach using the inerrant Word

of God. We will meet on Thursday mornings from 10-11:30, starting June 20. All materials are provided free in class. For details call Nancy at 970-586-4899.

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Community Invitation To An Eight-Week Bible Study
June 14 – June 20
Photo by Scott Rashid

Presentation: Uzbekistan And The Fabled Cities Of The Silk Trade Route

Before the world changed with the onset of COVID-19, Kathy Delker embarked on a remarkable 13-day tour of Uzbekistan, a country rich in history and culture. Come to the Estes Park Senior Citizens Center (EPSCC) for a captivating slideshow presentation where you'll uncover the answers to intriguing questions, starting with: where exactly is Uzbekistan? Dive into a wealth of fascinating information about this Central Asian gem, once a significant part of the former Soviet Union. Open to the public, the presentation is 12:00-1:30 Tuesday, June 18 at the EPSCC, 1760 Olympian Lane.

Kathy's journey took her through the legendary cities of the ancient Silk Road—Khiva, Bukhara, and Samarkand—and the bustling capital,

Tashkent. She even spent a memorable night in a traditional yurt on the remote steppe, immersing herself in the unique lifestyle of the region. Prepare to be transported by Kathy's stunning photographs, which capture the vibrant colors and exotic beauty of Uzbekistan. From its majestic architecture and rich historical tapestry to everyday life in its diverse landscapes, this presentation promises to be a visual feast. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore a world filled with wonder and adventure.

Kathy is a native of central Kansas who made her first trip overseas as a college student participating in a summer language institute in northern Germany. That experience inspired a passion for traveling, not only overseas but throughout the U.S. She spent most of her career working as a reference and research librarian in university libraries located in Tennessee, Ohio, Kansas City, and Wichita, KS. Now retired, Kathy moved to Estes Park in July 2019.

All are welcome to this lunchtime presentation. If you would like to order lunch for the presentation, Tuesday’s meal will be fried chicken with mashed potatoes, gravy, and vegetables. You need to order by 1:00 p.m. on Monday, June 17. The meal costs $7 for EPSCC members and $11 for non-members. You can become an EPSCC member for $35 per year to get lunch discounts and enjoy the many programs and activities. For more information or to order a meal, please call the Center at (970) 581-2195.

Estes Park Now Has More Residents Who Can Help Save A Life

On Saturday, June 8, the Estes Park Senior Citizens Center hosted both a CPR class and a First Aid class. The class participants received their Heart Saver First Aid, CPR and AED certifications. As an extra bonus they also learned about compression-only CPR, Stop the Bleed, and other lifesaving practices. The biggest lesson learned on Saturday is

how easy, safe, and important it is to have and use an AED (automatic external defibrillator).

The classes were taught by Debbie Holmes, who is an American Heart Association certified instructor and an EMT with the Estes Park Health Ambulance Service.

Estes Park Senior Citizens Center Menu

June 17 – 21

Monday, June 17 Breakfast Croissant (scrambled eggs w/cheese topped w/ bacon) w/ Hash browns & fruit

Tuesday, June 18 Fried Chicken (3 pc) w/ Mashed Potatoes, gravy & vegetables

Wednesday, June 19 Texas Cheesesteak (roast beef w/ onions, mushrooms & cheddar cheese on TX toast) w/ green petite salad

Thursday, June 20 Chicken Primavera w/ Pasta, garlic bread & side salad

Friday, June 21 Fish & Homemade Chips w/ Pasta Salad

June 24 – 28

Monday, June 24 Country Fried Chicken w/ scrambled eggs, gravy, Hashbrowns & Biscuit

Tuesday, June 25 BBQ Platter – Beef Brisket & Pulled Pork w/ Baked Beans & coleslaw

Wednesday, June 26 Philly Chicken Sandwich (topped w/ mozzarella cheese, green peppers & onions) w/ Tomato Salad

Thursday, June 27 Spaghetti w/ Meatballs, garlic bread & side salad

Friday, June 28 Trout (4 oz) w/ Baked Potato & soup of the day

Meals are $7 for current 2024 EP Senior Citizens Center members and are by reservation only. (Or 3 meals for $20; use pre-paid meal tickets.) Exact cash or check payment required. Reservations must be made by 1:00 PM at least one business day in advance. Note, if you want to reserve a meal for Monday, June 17th, you need to call before 1:00 PM on Friday, June 14th. 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.

The Center is OPEN Monday thru Friday 10 – 1 TriFit M-W-F 10:30-11:15 AM Circuit Balance Class Monday 1-1:45 PM

Mahjong Tuesday 10 – 2 Yoga Thursday 10:15 - 11:15 AM

Live Music & Presentations Tuesday @ 12:00 – 1:30 (TBA)

Aspen Club Blood Pressure Check 4th Wed. of the month 10:00 – 1:00; Presentations (TBA) Two Bridge Groups: 1st, 3rd, & 5th Wednesday of the month & Every Thursday 12:30 – 4:30 PM Reserved Meals-to-Go delivered to your vehicle or EAT at the Senior Citizens Center Check out our website: or call for the latest information Friday, June 14, 2024 « 27
Mosque of the Tillya Kari Madrasah in the Registan complex, Samarkand.

Rumford Returns To Rooftop

they saw was worth their dollar.

Crowns For The Care Candidate Candy Wall

Estes Park Health Foundation’s Crowns for the Care contestants compete for the title of Mrs. Rooftop Rodeo each year by participating in our fundraising competition, where the highest-earning philanthropist is crowned during Pink Night at the Rooftop Rodeo. All proceeds directly

cancer. It was an era with less emphasis on preventive care, no early detection, a lack of technology, and little patient education. “At that time, women were frightened and afraid and didn’t seek treatment,” Candy said.

As both a member of the Estes Park

From his spot inside the fences, Justin Rumford looked up to the crowd packed inside Granny May Arena and marvels.

On the footsteps of the Rocky Mountain National Park and surrounded by a picturesque lake and the glorious peaks, he noticed something spectacular that came through the faces in the audience. For a man who was raised in rodeo, he identifies with most of them, even though they weren’t.

“Truthfully, a lot of those people aren’t really rodeo fans, but they want to be part of the rodeo experience,” said Rumford, the featured entertainer at Rooftop Rodeo, set for 7 p.m. Friday, July 5Wedneday, July 10, at the arena inside the Estes Park Fairgrounds.

“I started my career in Cody, Wyoming, which also has a lot of tourists. You want to appeal to the tourists, but you also have to remember that there are still a lot of people that come to the rodeo because they like rodeo. You want to put on a show for everybody.”

“We’ve got tourists that are stopping by while they’re in Estes Park. We get to cater to people that go to one rodeo a year, and they chose to come to this one. It’s pretty special when you think about it.”

The setting is unlike most of the events in professional rodeo. That’s something only Estes Park can offer, but it’s an experience that anyone could enjoy. For folks traveling to or through Colorado, it’s a destination town, and the rodeo has been a major part of the community for decades.

“Some people who come to the rodeo in Estes Park may never go to another rodeo,” Rumford said. “When you have a tourist rodeo like that, it’s so important to make those people feel like the show

That’s the way organizers think. They want nothing but the best, which is why Rumford returns. After a oneyear hiatus, the entertainer is back where he rightfully belongs.

“When you rodeo for a living, you go to rodeos so you an get a check, but then you have the ones you truly enjoy,” said Rumford, a 10-time PRCA Clown of the Year from Ponca City, Oklahoma. “When I get to Estes Park, it feels like I’m home. That was one of my first rodeos, and I know a ton of people in town.

“It’s just fun. It’s one of those rodeo where it’s fun to be there. You’ve got great atmosphere, and how can you beat waking up overlooking that beautiful lake and the mountains surrounding you?”

Gates for Rooftop Rodeo open at 5 p.m. Friday, July 5-Wednesday, July 10, with the preshow beginning at 6:30 p.m. and the rodeo beginning at 7 p.m. To order tickets online or to obtain more information about Rooftop Rodeo, which is a Town of Estes Park signature event, log on to Other ticket inquiries may be made by contacting the Town of Estes Park Events office at or (970) 586-6104.

benefit cancer care in Estes Park. This week we are introducing candidate Candy Wall. Candy has been a registered nurse for more than forty years, mostly in oncology. For the past ten years, she has worked for Estes Park Health. She knows firsthand how traumatic a cancer diagnosis can be. “It’s a roller coaster even waiting for diagnosis,” and it currently looks something like this in Estes Park: see your primary care physician, that physician orders labs and imaging, and next you may be sent down the Valley for that diagnostic imaging –where it will likely take weeks to receive all the services you need. You are left wondering what’s to come, with no choice but to wait.

Health team and community, Candy wants Estes Park to have the best cancer care available for residents and visitors.

And for the memory of her mother.

“My mother loved the mountains, but she never got to live in them,” she remembers. “That’s why I live here. That’s why I became an oncology nurse; to know what people go through and to help them through it.”

Candy’s goal is to raise $25,000 for Crowns for the Care in 2024. She has homemade sourdough bread and fresh farm eggs for sale as part of her effort, and you can meet her at a fundraising event at Avant Garde Aleworks in Estes Park this Saturday, June 8 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., where $1 from all brews sold will go toward her campaign.

Crowns for the Care 2024 will improve the quality of care locally by funding a high-tech diagnostic imaging machine at Estes Park Health. This tool will offer state-of-the-art image-based needle biopsy and early detection services right here in Estes Park. Patients will receive the best care close to home and wait times will be greatly reduced. In turn, patients will experience better outcomes and peace of mind throughout the process.

And this cause is personal to Candy. In the late 1980s, her mother died of breast

To support Candy and her campaign for female-friendly cancer care visit - please mention ‘Candy Wall’ in the comments field of your donation.

You may also support her by writing a check to “Estes Park Health Foundation” with Candy’s name on the memo line and mailing it to EPH Foundation at PO Box 3650, Estes Park, CO 80517.

To learn more about Paint Estes Pink, visit or email

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Celebrated entertainer to showcase his talents for Estes Park crowds

Crowns For The Care Candidate Maggie Rothermel

Estes Park Health Foundation’s Crowns for the Care contestants compete for the title of Mrs. Rooftop Rodeo each year by participating in our fundraising competition, where the highest-earning philanthropist is crowned during Pink Night at the Rooftop Rodeo. All proceeds directly benefit cancer care in Estes Park.

give back. When Sherry Unruh discussed Crowns for the Care 2024 with her at a women’s club luncheon, she jumped at the opportunity to participate.

She is competing for Mrs. Rooftop Rodeo in honor of her father, Alfred. He was diagnosed with bone cancer and

This week we are introducing candidate Maggie Rothermel. As a little girl, Maggie Rothermel wanted two things in life: to be a veterinarian, and to ride horses. Veterinarian school was not in the cards at the time since women were rarely accepted. Instead, she found a place to ride: St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. In 1968, she became the Champion Eastern Collegiate Hunter Jumper - and she accomplished it riding sidesaddle. “Women have been doing it for centuries,” she says.

A five-year resident of Estes Park, Maggie works at Rocky Mountain Connection and Outdoor World. She is also active in the League of Women Voters, the Women’s Club, and the Estes Valley Land Trust.

Maggie wants to give back to Estes Park Health because she wants to see its patients - our community - get the best care possible. “These people are there for us,” she says.

In 2018 she suffered a stroke and was revived by paramedics before spending six weeks in the hospital, and a further four months in rehab. Now receiving regular care from Estes Park Health physicians, Maggie has been called to

died within three months. Each of her mother’s six siblings were also victims of cancer. Having high quality healthcare services close to home may have changed the course of fate for many of these loved ones.

Maggie thinks it would be fun for Rooftop Rodeo to put her on a roughstock with her riding sidesaddle. “He probably wouldn’t know what to think of it,” she laughs.

For those who don’t know, roughstock are the bucking horses used in saddle bronc riding.

While her sidesaddle rodeo dreams may not come true this year, this special lady loves rodeo, loves horses, and makes a great champion for this important cause.

To support Maggie and her campaign for female-friendly cancer care visit - please mention ‘Maggie Rothermel’ in the comments field of your donation.

You may also support her by writing a check to “Estes Park Health Foundation” with Maggie’s name on the memo line and mailing it to EPH Foundation at PO Box 3650, Estes Park, CO 80517.

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Crowns For The Care Candidate Sarah Fink

Estes Park Health Foundation’s Crowns for the Care contestants compete for the title of Mrs. Rooftop Rodeo each year by participating in our fundraising competition, where the highest-earning philanthropist is crowned during Pink Night at the Rooftop Rodeo. All proceeds directly benefit cancer care in Estes Park.

has had a participant in the Mrs. Rooftop Rodeo competition since its inception in 2018. Sarah picked up the torch this year on behalf of her peers in service to the community.

Sarah is competing to honor the three people in her family affected by cancer. She says that Crowns for the Care is im-

This week we are introducing candidate Sarah Fink.

Sarah comes from a medical family: her father was a pharmacist, and her husband Tony of 54 years is both a pharmacist and a physician.

It’s easy to understand why she wants to help advance the quality of healthcare services available here in Estes Park: her early life was shaped by serious illness. Two of her siblings had polio, and one had a congenital heart defect. Her youngest brother even received care at the Mayo Clinic.

A local for 25 years, Sarah is active with many organizations, including Crossroads Ministry, Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church, and the Glen Haven Volunteer Fire Board of Directors, where she has served in several leadership roles.

She’s also a member of the Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O. Sisterhood) chapter GJ, which

portant every year, but this year’s goal called her to participate. Her goal is to raise $20,000 to help offer a cutting-edge ultrasound imagebased needle biopsy as a part of women’s care at Estes Park Health.

“This would be a huge help to our community and save many trips down into the valley,” she says. “What we are going for this year is really worthwhile.”

To support Sarah and her campaign for female-friendly cancer care visit mention ‘Sarah Fink’ in the comments field of your donation.

You may also support her by writing a check to “Estes Park Health Foundation” with Sarah’s name on the memo line and mailing it to EPH Foundation at PO Box 3650, Estes Park, CO 80517.

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On Thursday, June 20, former Estes Park resident, Just Jill, will perform for the local LGBTQ+ community at the Stanley Hotel.

Just Jill is a singer and songwriter who currently resides in Denver, and describes herself as having a passion for storytelling and a desire to entertain. During a Just Jill performance, her audience can expect to hear stories, original Americana tunes as well as covers that include songs by musicians such as Bob Dylan, the Indigo Girls, Joy Oladokun, and the Grateful Dead.

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Westover Homes Tour This Saturday Benefits Crossroads Ministry

Take the opportunity to be inspired by the creative beauty embodied in the houses built by Westover Homes while benefiting Crossroads Ministry at the same time. This Saturday, June 15th, come take a tour of a few Westover Estes Park homes within proximity of each other north of Highway 34. The price is $25 and the proceeds go to benefit Crossroads.

but this is not an all-day affair. You can spend an hour or two or as little time as you like admiring the beauty and architecture while learning more about the important work of Crossroads Ministry.

There will be representatives from Westover Construction and Crossroads Ministry at every house.

“The Westover Construction team has been building beautiful houses for the past 30 years, so now is a perfect oppor-

Tickets are available online at or Crossroads will also have tickets available the day of the tour. Each participant will need to stop by the offices of Crossroads Ministry at 1753 Wildfire Road to pick up a map, wristband for entry into the houses, as well as grab a few delicious goodies and a drink before beginning the tour.

“The Home Tour is a fundraiser for Crossroads, so come out and show your support for the work Crossroads is doing in the community,” said Melissa Westover.

The hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.,

tunity to take an inside look at the masterful craftsmanship that goes into their work,” Executive Director of Crossroads Ministry Brian Schaffer emphasized.

“I’m planning to be at the Crossroads building most of the day and would love to show you around our place as well.”

Westover builds custom homes, additions, and can help with remodeling. This tour may provide you with some ideas for your own mountain home.

Tickets are limited, so sign up now. Westover Homes and Crossroads Ministry hope to see you there.

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Muralist Creates “Healing Horizon” For

Estes Park Health

Estes Park muralist Michael Young has completed his second mural for Estes Park Health. “Healing Horizon” is a lovely mix of aspen trees, columbines, and a meadow. The wall in the waiting area for the Physician and Specialty Clinics now has color and dimension it has never had before, bringing a sense of calm and peace to patients.

“One wall is all it needed to open up the entire huge waiting room,” Young noted. “It’s not just a wall anymore. It’s going off further into the wall beyond the hospital.”

“What I love about aspen trees besides the fact that they reach into the sky is that they look fragile,” he explained. “They look delicate but they’re tough. They are survivors. Trees must be the ultimate survivors because they can’t move anywhere. I think it’s appropriate for people who are at Estes Park Health to heal because you can look fragile, but you can be really strong.”

This newest mural took Michael Young eight sessions of two-and-a-half to three hours each.

Young finished his first mural for EPH in March of this year. “Aspen Splendor” is located in the second floor waiting area. The response was so positive that Young suggested a second one downstairs.

This newest mural took the artist eight sessions of two-and-a-half to three hours each.

As with his other EPH mural, Young inserted a few hidden gems, including some aliens and a wolf face at the base of the trees.

Next time you are on the first floor of the hospital, take a left from the lobby to see Young’s new work.

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“Healing Horizon” is the name of Michael Young’s new mural at Estes Park Health. As with his other EPH mural, Young inserted a few hidden gems, including some aliens and a wolf face at the base of the trees. Photo by Wendy Rigby/Estes Park Health

Estes Park Education Foundation Funds Over


To Estes Park Schools

The Estes Park Education Foundation (EPEF) is thrilled to announce that, with the steadfast support of our community, we have successfully contributed over $94,000 to the schools of the Estes Park School District (EPSD) during the 20232024 school year.

Despite Colorado's many strengths, our state ranks among the bottom in the US in terms of per pupil spending. This statistic underscores the vital importance of community support in bridging the funding gap for our schools.

EPEF’s mission is to inspire community investment in exemplary student learning experiences today to develop our citizens of tomorrow. We strive to create a seamless unity between the community

ing their musical skills and also providing an unforgettable experience. Additionally, EPEF sponsored a guest speaker event featuring Alex Sheen, a five-time TEDxTalk speaker, who inspired both middle and high school students with his "because I said I would" movement, emphasizing reliability, accountability, and perseverance. For our younger students, the Bobcats on the Run program at the elementary school was another highlight. This initiative engaged 2nd-5th grade girls in physical fitness while fostering leadership skills, positive self-image, and community building.

We extend our deepest gratitude to the individuals, businesses and community organizations whose donations, event

and the students and teachers of the Estes Park School District, supporting their journey toward becoming responsible and successful citizens.

For the 2023-2024 school year, EPEF proudly funded a diverse array of activities and programs across all schools within the district. These initiatives spanned all of EPEF’s “Pillars”: Experiential Learning, Classroom Innovation, Student Support, Teacher and Staff Support, Building Community, and Wellness. Teachers and staff members are encouraged to apply for EPEF grants throughout the year, ensuring continuous support for innovative and impactful educational endeavors.

Among the impactful initiatives funded this year was the Estes Park High School Band's trip to California. In March, our talented students performed twice at Disney's Imagination Campus, enhanc-

sponsorships and grants enable us to provide these crucial funds. Our grant partners include United Way of Larimer, Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary, Premier Member Credit Union, Village Thrift Shop, the Town of Estes Park and Youth in Action. By combining resources, we are able to grant significant support back to our schools, making a tangible difference in the educational experiences of our students.

As we look forward to the 2024-25 school year, we invite you to join us for our most anticipated fundraising event and a community favorite, Pumpkins and Pilsners on October 5 in Bond Park. To get involved or learn more about the Estes Park Education Foundation and its initiatives, please visit For inquiries, you can also reach out to EPEF via email at or by calling Peggy at (720) 517-7917.

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Don’t miss the FACE of Fiber in the Rockies exhibit at the Art Center of Estes Park, open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The exhibit will be on display through July 13th. Come and see the beautiful diversity of fiber art - the many styles and techniques. You will be amazed, and you will be inspired!

This show is an Invitational-Juried show. The artists displaying their work in this exhibit were peer nominated. These nominees were asked to submit examples of their work which were juried. Twenty-six artists were selected for the FACE of Fiber in the Rockies 2024 exhibit. They were selected for the quality of their work, their originality, and variety of methods.

made Tapestry

Complex Weaver Guild-“Life Blood”Linda Schultz, Ponte Vedra, FL, (National Organization Award)-Hand Woven Cowl Handweavers Guild of America Award“Willamette Valley Evening Jacket, and Hat,” Tylar Merrill, Eugene, OR (National Organization Award) - Nuno Felting Surface Design Association-“Sweet Solitude”-Valerie White, Denver, CO, (National Organization Award) - Quilting

Judge’s Award -“Out of the Garden”Linda Lugenbill, Colorado Springs, CO, Decorative Ribbed Vessel Judge’s Award-“Coffee Shop” -Jean Herman, Denver, CO, Quilting.

The Award Winners for the FACE of Fiber Exhibit 2024 are: Best of Show-“The Old Hotel”-Penney S. Hanscom, Carmichael, CA, Quilt/Fiber Collage Excellence Award-“Clematis”-Leslie Cervenka, Manitowish Waters, WI, Wet Felted Scarf Excellence Award-“Unspooling”Nancy Quick Langer, Pittsburgh, PA, Hand Embroidery Excellence Award-“Season Change”Deborah Davis, Longmont, CO, Hand-

Patty Volker Award-“Blue Lagoon” –Judith Warren, Seattle, WA, (Estes Valley Weavers Guild) – Hand Woven Scarf Judge’s Award - “Some Bridges Aren’t Meant to Be Crossed”- Rhonda Schmeltzer, Worland, WY, Quilting/Fiber Collage Friday, June 14, 2024 « 35
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of Show-“The Old Hotel”-Penney S. Hanscom, Quilt/Fiber Collage Leslie Cervenka, Wet Felted Scarf Patty Volker Award – “Blue Lagoon” –Hand Woven Scarf Complex Weaver Guild – “Life Blood” – Linda Schultz, -Hand Woven Cowl Handweavers Guild of America Award –“Willamette Valley Evening Jacket and Hat,” Tylar Merrill, - Nuno Felting Surface Design Association – “Sweet Solitude” – Valerie White, Denver, - Quilting Judge’s Award - “Coffee Shop” -Jean Herman, Quilting

EVICS Family Resource Center: Empowering Families, Enriching Lives

In the heart of the Estes Valley community, a beacon of hope and support shines bright—EVICS Family Resource Center. Dedicated to fostering the growth and well-being of children and families, EVICS stands as a testament to strength, resilience, and unwavering commitment to our community.

As we navigate a period of transition, EVICS Family Resource Center remains steadfast in its mission to provide programs and services for families in Estes Valley, ensuring that every child and family can thrive. We assist families in identifying their needs and connecting them with the necessary resources, both through our services and referrals to other agencies. EVICS is more than just a service provider; we are the hub and first-stop shop for families in the Estes Valley.

needs of our community with compassion and dedication. From the EVICS Tuition Assistance Program (Child Care Financial Assistance) to family nights, parent education, ESL classes, childcare provider support, our Family Development program, and more, we offer targeted support that spans generations and bridges cultures. Our commitment to holistic family support is evident in every aspect of our work.

But our impact goes beyond individual services.

continue to make meaningful strides in our community.

As we move forward, we invite community members to join us in our mission. Whether through volunteering, do-

being of children and families in the Estes Valley community. Founded on the principles of Estes Valley Investment in Childhood Success (EVICS), our organization provides essential support and resources to ensure that every child and family can thrive.

Through a focused range of internal programs and services, EVICS Family Resource Center addresses the diverse

We are deeply embedded in the fabric of our community, with strong relationships with local and regional stakeholders. Together, we collaborate to provide much-needed support to everyone in our mountain home. Whether through partnering with local organizations or collaborating with regional agencies, EVICS

Family Resource Center is committed to collective action for the betterment of our community. We owe our success and impact to the dedication of our staff, volunteers, and donors, whose unwavering support has allowed us to make a tangible difference in the lives of countless families in the Estes Park Valley.

nating, or participating in our programs and events, your involvement is crucial in building a strong, resilient community where every child and family has the opportunity to succeed.

About EVICS Family Resource Center: EVICS Family Resource Center is dedicated to fostering the growth and well-

EVICS is committed to being accessible and responsive to the needs of the community and the people we serve. Whatever your question or concern may be, we encourage you to reach out to us. We look forward to hearing from you! For more information or to get involved, please contact:

EVICS Family Resource Center at (970) 586-3055, If you have a question or need assistance, one of our staff members will be happy to help you over the phone. You can also send us an email at Email is a great option if you have a question or need assistance outside of our office hours. If you prefer to contact us in person, you can visit our office at 112 Graves Avenue, Unit A. Our summer office hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

We also want to acknowledge our passionate Board of Directors, who provide invaluable guidance and vision to our organization. Their commitment to our mission ensures that we

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Amateur Radio Field Day

Members of the Estes Valley Amateur Radio Club (EVARC) will participate in the national Amateur Radio Field Day event, Saturday, June 22th from Noon to 5:00 p.m. at the Estes Valley Memorial Observatory, 1500 Manford Avenue, Estes Park CO. This event is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend. Amateur radio operators are also known as “hams.”

Field Day demonstrates ham radio’s ability to work reliably under any condition from almost any location and create an independent communications network. To demonstrate its emergency operations capability, EVARC will set up radios at the Observatory powered by batteries. We will talk to hams In Colorado and across the country, perhaps overseas as well.

Outreach with Estes Park Public Schools is an ongoing part of EVARC’s mission.

This year we provided a large group of middle school students with the opportunity to talk on our ham radios at the Observatory’s radio room. They were able to contact hams across the U.S. and in Europe, Canada, and Central America. Some students came in after school to get even more time on the radios.

Working with students at the observatory.

Aaron LaCombe On June 26 at American Legion Post 119

Aaron LaCombe is an award-winning songwriter of Americana and sad country music. His work blends humor with heartache, often with emphasis on the latter. Aaron’s performances will make you feel something. His gift is immersive storytelling, gift-wrapped in a catchy song. Based in central Texas, Aaron has toured the US and made many a new fan and friend in the process.

Aaron will soon perform at Estes Park's

American Legion Post 119 (850 North Saint Vrain Avenue). The concert will take place on June 26 at 6:00 p.m. Advance tickets can be purchased at

This event is part of "Listening at the Legion", a budget-minded concert series that brings nationally acclaimed music creators and performers to our town. Please visit to learn more.

Estes Park Men’s Golf Association Results For June 10, 2024

Congratulations to all the winners of Monday's Low Net play. Stan Osborne topped the leaderboard with a net 67. Closest to the pin winners were Kevin McEachern (#10) and Pat Boyle (#15).

EPWGA Results

For June 11, 2024

The Estes Park Women’s Golf Association played two games on Tuesday. The winners in the game called “Mutt and Jeff” were:

1st place winner was Johanna Gengler

Tied for 2nd – Jane McAfee and Stacey


Tied for 4th – Bonnie Rumsey, Pam Vendegna and Kay Boyle

Tied for 7th –Hulda Bachman and

Linda Bowie

The first round of the President’s Cup was played on Tuesday and players advancing to the second round are: Calle Russell, Jan Alderman, Jan Tindall and Marilyn Soby.

If you would like more information about the Estes Park Women’s Golf Association, please contact Diane Butler at New members are welcome! Friday, June 14, 2024 « 37
T17 Steve
73 T17
73 T17
73 T17 George Smith 73 T21 Paul Edens 74 T21 Nelson Burke 74 T21 Steve Poznic 74 T21 Dale Hurd 74 T21 Samuel Beeler 74 T21 Tony
74 T26 Richard Smith 75 T26 Dave
75 T28
Thomas 76 T28
76 T28 Roger Galloway 76 T28 Roger Erwin 76 Pos. Player Total Net 1 Stan Osborne 67 2 Robert
68 T3 Kevin
69 T3 Walter Coleman 69 T3 Brian Kelly 69 T3 Tandy Brown 69 7 Donny Davison 70 T8 Michael Johnston 71
Tom McNeil 71
Larry Nosbish 71 T11 Tony Paglia 72 T11 Allen Arms 72 T11 David Arterburn 72
Frank Bartholomew 72 T11 Steve Wilson 72 T11 Steven Ennis 72
Bill Harms
John Tessler
Franz Peterson

EPWC Enjoying Small Group Summer Events

Summer has arrived in the Estes Valley with all of its glory. Even though the Estes Park Woman's Club does not have a regular luncheon meeting schedule until September, we have continued to enjoy each other's company, participate in small group events, and raise funds for our philanthropic endeavors. One such event occurred May 21st as a continental breakfast with native plants. The event was sponsored by Marlene Borneman (author of Rocky Mountain WildFlowers) and Janet Taylor. This was an opportunity to see and learn about early blooming native flowers from a true flower expert. Everyone shared a tasty

breakfast, a short hike in Rocky Mountain National Park, and an enjoyable as well as educational outing.

Another small group event on June 11th, hosted by Viki Dyas, is a Tech Tea. This event includes sharing tips and fun apps on your smart phones. Sharing information, answering questions and getting the most out of your phone's capabilities as the goals.

Woman's Club members, if you have an idea for a small group event this summer, please contact Kathy Littlejohn our president. We have lots of time to continue these small group events, bring on your ideas.

Christian Church Of Estes Park Welcomes New Worship And Community Pastor And Announces Staff Changes

The Christian Church of Estes Park (CCEP) is delighted to announce the addition of Cullen Parker as the new Worship and Community Pastor. Cullen brings years of experience in worship

focused on providing a safe and secure environment, loving care for infants and toddlers, and engaging programs for kindergarten through grade school. With these changes, CCEP’s pastoral

ministry and a deep passion for serving God's people.

Born and raised in Texas, Cullen Parker discovered his musical talent early and has been involved in worship leadership since his teenage years. After graduating from Texas A&M University in 2020, he toured as a musician with his band, Southern Angels, before feeling called to vocational ministry. Cullen and his wife Rachel moved to Estes Park in November 2023 to join the CCEP team.

Cullen's role as Worship and Community Pastor is a first for CCEP, allowing the church to dedicate more resources to serving the Estes Valley and supporting local businesses. His experience and leadership will be instrumental in enhancing the church's outreach and community involvement.

In conjunction with Cullen's arrival, CCEP is pleased to announce the transition of Pastor Jesse Kirkpatrick to the role of Family Pastor. Jesse will be focusing on redeveloping the church's family ministries, including the Praise Place service for children, a thriving Youth Group on Wednesday nights, and a Vacation Bible School (VBS) this summer for kids aged five years old to 5th grade. The VBS will be held from August 5 to August 9. Under Pastor Jesse's leadership, the church’s children's ministry is

team is now comprised of Cullen Parker as Worship and Community Pastor, Jesse Kirkpatrick as Family Pastor, and Aaron Dorman continuing as Lead Pastor, entering his 21st year of service. Caleb Ross will continue to serve as the church’s dedicated Office Administrator, ensuring smooth daily operations and effective communication within the church community.

"We are thrilled to welcome Cullen to our team and excited about the new directions our ministries are taking," said Lead Pastor Aaron Dorman. "We look forward to seeing how God will work through Cullen, Jesse, and the rest of our staff to bless our church and the Estes Valley."

About The Christian Church of Estes Park-The Christian Church of Estes Park (CCEP) is a non-denominational Christian church located in Estes Park, Colorado, that seeks to build generational, transformational disciples of Jesus. Through meaningful worship, community outreach, and enriching programs, the church invites all to join its mission of love and service rooted in Christ.

For more information, please contact the Christian Church of Estes Park at or visit their website at

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Crossroads Ministry Of Estes Park: Putting Love Into Action

Local man recalls how Crossroads helped him back on his feet

When you look at the idyllic beauty of Estes Park, it’s sometimes hard to imagine that pain and heartache could be going on in such a beautiful place.

William Konarski found out the hard way that even a mountain paradise can offer huge challenges for people in crisis.

“I was mostly in a position of comfort,” Konarski remembered. “I was working, making good money, we were, as a family unit, we had been successful, so those things never dawned on me until the day that my life changed.”

Hansen pointed out. “We knew they needed just a little lift, encouragement, a kind word, a hug. When they walked in, it just made the whole afternoon special. It’s hard. It’s embarrassing for them to ask for help. But what I’ve learned in my almost 70 years of life is you need to ask for help sometimes.”

Crossroads volunteer Sue Hansen, former client William Konarski, Crossroads volunteer Susan Newendorp, and Crossroads volunteer and Board Chairman Mark Newendorp visit in the Market which is the name of the Crossroads food pantry. Photo by Wendy Rigby/Crossroads Ministry

Konarski’s wife divorced him suddenly, leaving William without a place to live and his business in a shambles.

“I had no idea what to do,” he recalled. “I was living in a hotel, and I didn’t see my son for a couple of months at that point. I needed to think about my future and how I was going to survive here.”

Enter Crossroads Ministry of Estes Park, a Christian service agency helping Estes Valley residents in need. Konarski and his young son found themselves in a place where they needed help with the basics, even food to eat.

“He was going through a rough time in his life, bouncing around from job to job and we helped him through a tough spot,” said Mark Newendorp, a Crossroads volunteer and the Board Chairman. “He’s truly one of the success stories of Crossroads.”

Newendorp was one of the volunteers who helped William and his young son David, treating them with dignity and providing more than just aid. Crossroads provided hope.

“He was one of those people who was easy to connect with,” commented Susan Newendorp, Mark’s wife and a Crossroads volunteer. “He was a good person who just hit a bump in his life. And he reached out and Crossroads was able to help him. These are the people who are here, they’re working. They’re trying to make it work here. And with the cost of housing and everything, it’s like you’re on paycheck away from not being able to live here.”

For Konarski, the hardest part was getting up the nerve to ask for help.

“I was very reluctant,” he said. “I was a proud person. I donate. I don’t accept. It was tough for me emotionally to handle that. They just cared about me and my son and made me feel like it was going to be okay.”

One of the Crossroads volunteers who helped Konarski over a two-year period was Sue Hansen.

“We all go through these struggles,”

The Crossroads food pantry, called the Market, was the first lifeline William grabbed. With essentials like fresh produce, personal hygiene products, pet food, and cans of food from local donations and the Larimer County Food Bank, clients of Crossroads can find the nutrition they need at a time when they could not afford it on their own.

From there, clients can find other important help like rental assistance, budgeting, help with energy bills, and ideas on how to save money. For the Crossroads staff, volunteers, and the many generous donors who make this nonprofit a success, it’s an investment in the community. And people like Konarski, now a senior banker at US Bank, take that investment and pour it back into the Estes Valley.

“Without this place, I probably would not have been able to do what I did,” he noted. “The prayers, the love of God, the influence of the church is evident. You can feel it.”

Hansen added, “You just want to serve because Christ served us.”

Susan Newendorp said she thinks it is great that there is a place in Estes Park where people have a chance to get what they need at a critical moment in their life journey.

Her husband agrees.

“I think Crossroads is the core nonprofit in this town,” Mark Newendorp stressed. “It can do multiple things. It’s like a wheel. We have spokes in the hub. We can address many kinds of needs now, not just food insecurity. It’s a great organization to be a part of. It serves a lot of people in this town. We’re just glad that we’re doing it with dignity and love. You never know what to expect when you’re volunteering at Crossroads, but it’s always good because you’re helping people.”

Please support Crossroads Ministry of Estes Park with your time, your talents, and your gifts to help us continue investing in our neighbors.

Crossroads Ministry practices Christian love by providing basic human services and creating hope.

Won’t you join us in this important mission?

To watch a video about Crossroads Ministry, go to

Alleviating The Pain

Last week I touched on a topic that is dear to my heart and it involves individuals and families who find themselves without a permanent place to live. Seasons of homelessness vary from person to person, so our staff at Crossroads is focused on listening to each person’s story, and then helping them take steps toward a better future. While living in Texas I became aware of a very caring person who lives in Austin that made it his mission in life to help people transition out of homelessness into a place they could call their forever home. He created a community inside the city that welcomed people who were willing and ready to take the next step into home ownership. It’s not like Habitat for Humanity, but something very unique that was tailored specifically for the homeless. Several years later he was compelled to write a book on how his vision came together, and the impact it has made on the lives of many.

Here are a few excerpts from his book, “Welcome Homeless.”

“The whole of human life is made up of threads. Together, human lives are woven into a fabric made stronger and more useful than its individual parts. But, isolated, each individual strand is more easily frayed, and unless other threads come together to be braided into a cord, the single strand will break on its own. When the threads of each individual life come together, they become a thing that derives its strength and re-

silience from the structured collection of its parts. And while our lives are made up of threads that seem disconnected, they are actually incredibly intertwined and tightly woven together.”

“Ask any homeless person what the most difficult part of being homeless is. It’s not hunger. It’s not sleep deprivation. It’s not bug bites or infection. The single most difficult part of being homeless is loneliness. No one knowing your name. The way people look at you. Dying on the streets and both your life and death going wholly unnoticed.”

“Maybe homelessness is not the cause or result. Hopelessness is. It’s the sickness that often spurs the spiral. Hopelessness is what causes people to lose the motivation to do any better. It’s what causes you to lose any drive, ambition, or hope in yourself that you will any better.”

“The call to justice is always a matter of recognizing the pain and oppression in the life of sharing the pain in one’s own life, and then of bearing the image of the compassionate God by embracing the pain and instituting ways of life that will alleviate the pain. Do you see a thread here? It’s called relationship. And if we want to alleviate the pain associated with suffering, we have to become intimate with that suffering individual.” We have many ways for you to be intertwined in the ways we serve people whose lives have become unraveled and need some help getting things back together. Find out more at

Hans Hielscher Organ Concert At Presbyterian Community Church

Sunday, June 16th at 2 p.m.

Hans Hielscher, organist at the Marktkirche in Wiesbaden, Germany, will give an organ concert at the Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 16, at 2:00 p.m.

Mr. Hielscher is an internationally known musician and concert organist. He has been the organist and carillonneur since 1979 at the Wiesbaden Marktkirche, the Lutheran Cathedral in Wies-

baden, Germany. He has performed on many radio and television broadcasts and has produced 22 CD recordings. He conducts annual organ recital tours around the world. Mr. Hielscher has provided several well-received concerts at the Presbyterian Community Church and is here on a return engagement. The concert is open to the public and is free. The church is located at 1700 Brodie Avenue, just west of Fish Creek Road. Friday, June 14, 2024 « 39

Gerald “Jerry” E. Palmer

Gerald “Jerry” E. Palmer passed away on June 3rd, 2024 in Estes Park, he was 87. He was born on December 7th, 1936 in Frederick, Colorado to Jeremiah “Jerry” R. Palmer and Pauline K. (Root) Palmer. He was the oldest of three boys. His family moved often in his early years finding themselves in Byers, Frederick, and Denver, CO, Martin, SD., Bozeman, MT, and finally Steamboat Springs, CO where he graduated from high school in 1954. He graduated from UNC Greeley with degrees in Mathematics and Physics in 1964.

He married Patricia K. (Daughters) Palmer on October 20th, 1962 in Winner, SD. They lived in Wyoming, Alaska and finally settled in Colorado (Greeley, Fairplay and Estes Park 1973-present). They have two sons, Christopher D. Palmer (1966) and Rory T. Palmer (1969).

Along the way, Jerry developed many interests and talents as well as an entrepreneurial spirit. After school, he joined the Air Force and was stationed at Elmendorf AFB where he was on the ski team and in the jazz band. He was an avid and accomplished skier and ski instructor having taught skiing in Minnesota and Estes Park (Hidden Valley). Aviation and flight were always on his mind, achieving his private pilot license in the mid 70s flying single and multi-engine airplanes for several years afterward. He was also a boating enthusiast having successfully campaigned racing boats, as well as enjoying family boating on Lake Powell. Other interests included motorcy-

cles and classic cars. Jerry was self-employed most of his adult life. He had several businesses over the years including a petroleum company/gas station, motorcycle and snowmobile dealership, restaurant, (many of these he also built the buildings for), boat trailer manufacturing, utility construction and excavation where he built large housing developments, and finally high-end custom homes from excavation through turnkey finish in personal developments. He also volunteered as Larimer County deputy sheriff for a brief period.

He enjoyed landscape/gardening, wildlife watching, his pet dogs and parrots, riding motorcycles, crossword puzzles, vacationing at Lake Powell and spending time with his buddies in the morning at Kind Coffee.

He is preceded in death by his mother (1958), his father (2006) and his brother Robert (2022).

He is survived by his wife Patricia, sons Christopher and Rory (Manirat) as well as his brother John (Sharon) along with many nieces, nephews and step-grandchildren.

Jerry was extremely driven, inventive, generous and looked up to by many. He had a quick wit and good sense of humor and will be missed.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at Allnutt Funeral Service Chapel 1302 Graves Ave., Estes Park, CO on Friday, June 21st from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Due to major construction on Graves Avenue, we would like to offer our parking lot to the immediate family. If the parking lot is full, please consider parking at the Community Rec Center in the lower level parking area. There will be a shuttle service there as well.

Allnutt Funeral Service Estes Park Chapel is honored to walk alongside this family. Please visit to leave messages for the family.

Flag Day

Flag Day is a holiday celebrated on June 14 in the United States. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day. On August 3, 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress.

Reverend Bruce D. Brackman

Reverend Bruce D. Brackman “The Rev”, 69, of Estes Park, passed away on Saturday, June 8th, 2024. He was born in Kansas City, MO on December 6th, 1954 to Eugene and Shirley Brackman.

Bruce completed his studies at Concordia seminary in St. Louis, MO (Lutheran Church-Missouri SynodLCMS) and at The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago receiving a Master of Divinity (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America-ECLA. He attended Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska where he received his Bachelor’s Degree. He and his wife, Sallie were married in 1990 in Kansas City, MO, and later moved to Estes Park in 2016.

Bruce served in many churches and in a variety of roles including Christ Lutheran in Augusta, MO; Mt. Moriah in Byron, MN; Trinity Lutheran in Sealy, TX; Berwyn United Lutheran in Berwyn, IL (Chicago) and St. Paul Lutheran in Palmer, KS. He filled the role of Interim Pastor at the Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies in Estes Park (2020-2021) as well. He often preached at Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church (where

he and Sallie are members) In Estes Park, CO and at Pinewood Springs Community Church in Pinewood Springs, CO. Not only was Bruce an ordained pastor, but also a product training specialist for Toyota where he worked for 17 years.

Bruce loved the mountains (hiking, backpacking, and fishing); loved to read, and was a diehard Kansas City Chiefs fan and Kansas City Sporting soccer team fan. He was a member of Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church in Estes Park, CO. In retirement he worked for the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.

He has two step-daughters: Julie Wilson (Longmont, CO) and Jill (Nick) Sagez of Kansas City, MO. Bruce has a brother Erik (Lana) Brackman of Arizona, and there are two precious grandchildren Emma and Werner Sagez who will miss him dearly as well. He also has a lifelong friend Mike Davis of Kansas City, MO. Bruce is predeceased by his parents, Eugene and Shirley, and two brothers Cregg and Terry Brackman. He is survived by his wife Sallie of 34 years and his step-daughters’ families.

A Celebration of Bruce’s life will take place on Sunday, July 28th, 2024. Time and location to be determined.

Allnutt Funeral Service is honored to walk alongside this family during this difficult time of transition. Please consider a donation to the Rocky Mountain Conservancy in lieu of flowers.

Please visit to leave messages to the family.

Nebraska Picnic 2024

It’s that time of year when the Cornhusker fight song bellows through the valley. Mark your calendar so that you can plan to attend the 5th Annual Nebraska Picnic on Sunday, July 14 at the Presbyterian Community Church, 1700 Brodie Avenue, Estes Park (please note the change in location). We will gather at 4:00 p.m. and start serving at 4:30 p.m.

If you have any connection to Nebraska, whether a local or a visitor, come meet your fellow Cornhuskers for a fun gathering. Wear your Nebraska gear proudly as we sing the Husker fight song.

“Big Red” hot dogs, as served at the stadium, will be provided (while they last), along with plates, napkins, utensils and condiments. Kool-Aid, invented in Hastings, Nebraska, will be free flowing

at the Kool-Aid stand, as well as water. We request that you bring a potluck item to share and lawn chairs.

Please RSVP to We hope that you will be able to join in the fun. Donation jars will be available for any contributions to help defray the cost of the event.

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Morris Ojalvo

Morris Ojalvo, age 100, passed away May 28, 2024. He was born in Astoria (Queens County, NY) on March 4, 1924. He attended Stuyvesant HS and City College of NY. During WWII, Morris enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was an officer with the 99th Naval Construction Battalion (the “Seabees”) in the Philippines.

He completed a Master’s in Civil Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) as part of his U.S. Naval training program. While at RPI, Morris maintained lifelong friendships with fellow classmates.

Morris went on to teach at Princeton University while working on his PH.D. He completed his PH.D in Civil Engineering at Lehigh University. His career in faculty and research spanned many universities, including: Princeton University, Lehigh University, Ohio State University (OSU), and University of Texas at Austin.

While in Columbus OH, during his tenure at OSU, Morris and his wife Anita (Bedein) were founding members of the Beth Tikvah Congregation. They also participated in a monthly Beth Tikvah havurah group where they maintained many close friendships.

In retirement, Morris and Anita moved to Estes Park, Colorado, which

had been a favorite vacation spot during summer camping trips with their family. In Colorado, Morris enjoyed his favorite pastimes: hiking trails in Rocky Mountain National Park with an Estes Park hiking group and playing tennis with a local seniors group.

He and Anita also enjoyed belonging to a small Jewish community in nearby Longmont, Colorado that met once a month on Friday for Shabbat dinner and to celebrate many of the Jewish holidays.

Both Morris and Anita valued the importance of an education and generously helped to support their many children and grandchildren to reach their educational goals.

Morris was predeceased by his wonderful wife Anita, his parents Nissim & Luna “Fannie” Ojalvo, a younger brother who died in infancy, his sister Clara Friedman, and his dearly loved grandson Stephen Henry Ojalvo.

Morris is survived by his brother Irving Ojalvo; four children—Lynne, Joseph, Howard, Isobel; 10 grandchildren—Isaac, Laureen, Jesse, Katherine, Isobel, Jessica, Daniel, Marissa, James, Sam; and six great-grandchildren—Henry, Auden, Rosalie, Stephen, Walden, Arlo.

A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.

Celebration Of Life For John Bohn

A gathering to remember and celebrate John Bohn will be held this Saturday, June 15th at the American Legion Post 119. Open House from 2-6 p.m.

Geoffrey Carl Laird (Helix)

We are sad to report the passing of Geoffrey Carl Laird (Helix). He was born in Ann Arbor, MI, in 1972 and lived most of his life in Colorado. He leaves behind his sons Ronan and Corwin and a daughter Destinee Rose. He also leaves behind his parents, Fred and Susan Laird, and his brother Ira Laird. Helix was a lifelong reader. He had an eclectic taste in music, which he shared with many friends and family throughout his life. He enjoyed meeting a wide range of people at his job at Safeway, and he was proud to be a union steward.

Helix was a creative and adventurous spirit and had a lifelong interest in spirituality and religion, at one time jokingly proclaiming himself “High Priest of The Church of The Wandering Soul,” a place for people who believe in something “more.”

coworkers. A celebration of life will be held at the American Legion on June 20th from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. All are welcome.

He will be sorely missed by his family in Colorado and in his birthplace of Michigan, many friends, and his

Please visit to leave a message or memory for the family.

Michael Pratt

Michael Warren Pratt, long time resident of Estes Park, Colorado, 77, passed away on May 25, 2024. Mike was born on December 30, 1946 in Hartford, Connecticut, and was the son of the late Lyndon Upson Pratt and Louise Armstrong Pratt. The youngest of three children, he was raised in Wethersfield, Connecticut, and graduated from Wethersfield High School. He studied English at college in Middlebury, Vermont and Franconia, New Hampshire. Later in life he became a paramedic. Mike was resourceful, hard-working, and brave. Throughout his life he had over 40 jobs, working in forest services, park services, as a park ranger, a paramedic

and dispatcher, to name a few. In his 20s he worked on the Appalachian Trail doing trail maintenance and hut tending. When he came to Colorado he fell in love with the Rockies and stayed. In the 1990s Mike worked as a ranger and paramedic in Rocky Mountain National Park, where he saved many lives. As a paramedic climbing ranger, he made daunting rescues that are legendary in Estes Park. After retirement he volunteered in the park. Mike was very bright, an avid reader, who loved using big words and having conversations about literature. He enjoyed writing and published articles, as well as self-published books of poetry. He loved time outdoors, camping on forestry land during the summer months. Mike cared deeply about others and spent time volunteering in the Sonoran Desert to place water for immigrants. He will be lovingly remembered by his brother John H. Pratt (Beckie) of Tulsa, Oklahoma and sister Mary L. Phelps (Frank) of Indian Trail, North Carolina as well as three nieces, two nephews, sixteen great nieces and nephews, and one great-grandniece. Friday, June 14, 2024 « 41

Silver Saddle Inn

Now hiring: Front Desk Agent

Flexible Hours, Full time

$18/hr - $22/hr DOE

Must be non-smoker. Apply in person: 1260 Big Thompson Ave. or email resume:


Estes Park School District R-3 is accepting applications for one full-time, year-round head custodian, and one full-time, year-round custodian. Salary range is $17.94 to $22.77 per hour depending on experience, with single benefits that include health, dental, vision and retirement plan. The successful candidate must be able to pass a drug test, background check, and physical demands/lift test. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, eligible to work in the U.S., and possess a high school diploma or GED.

Apply online at

Only online applications accepted. Position open until filled. Contact Eric Adams with questions: 970-586-5321 ext. 3468.


Rams Horn Village Resort has year round full time and part time positions available in our Guest Services/Housekeeping Department: $17-19/hour, plus tips, a summer bonus up to $1500, and benefits package for full time employees. 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

Now Hiring

CDL Drivers

Year round Part-time CDL drivers with passenger endorsment starting at $29.00 an hour plus tips.

Apply within at: Estes Park Shuttle 551 South Saint Vrain Ave

Sky Run RMNP is hiring a FT or PT Accounting Clerk. Assist Accounting Manager with various accounting and Owner Statement processes. Weekday hours available, $19 - $20 per hour. We look forward to hearing from you.

Apply on line with resume skyrun-rm/job/accounting-clerk

Ho u sekeepi ng – staff

Responsible for having assigned cabins & lodge rooms cleaned by check-in time at YMCA of the Rockies, a camp, conference & family retreat center located outside Rocky Mountain National Park. Flexible work schedules are available for those living offgrounds. If living on-grounds, the position is 40 hours/week with minimum 6-week work agreement if able to stay for the month of July. Work agreements are available up to 8 months with opportunity for growth into yearround employment. This position pays $14.42/hour and the Rocky Mountain Living Package is available for those interested in working 40 hours/week.

Job Opportunity: Carpenter

Glacier Creek Construction is looking for an experienced, reliable carpenter to assist in all phases of commercial and residential projects. 5-10 years hands on experience in remodels and new construction as a team leader. Must have own vehicle and tools. Please call (970)586-1685 and/ or email your resume and contact information to We look forward to hearing from you!


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

Happy Well Established Shop Felxible Hours! 970-231-3997

Basic carpentry, plumbing, electrical, drywall and painting Work orders, troubleshoot, vendor comm, snow shoveling, mowing Computer skills, lift 50+ lbs, English, Spanish a plus, valid DL Weekends, holidays, rotating on call a must

Please send resume and cover letter to:

Now hiring (Must live in Estes Park)

Airport Drivers • Tour Drivers

Non CDL Drivers

$18-20 an hour Plus tips, Fulltime/Partime

$4/hr shift differential pay for morning and nights. Tour Guides/drivers for small groups.

Apply within at: Estes Park Shuttle 551 South Saint Vrain Ave

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Regular Full-time Broadband Operations Manager Civil Engineer I-II Emergency Services Dispatcher I-III Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Staff Accountant Fiber Technician Journey Lineworker Mechanic I-III Police Officer I - III Restorative Justice Program Coordinator Street Equipment Specialist I-II The status of applications will be communicated via e-mail. By choice, the Town of Estes Park is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
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This position is responsible for making reservations for individuals and families at YMCA of the Rockies, a camp, conference, and retreat center located outside Rocky Mountain National Park. The position is on-site, 40 hours/week, and 14.42/hour. This is a seasonal position with a work agreement up to 8 months with the opportunity for possible growth into year-round employment at YMCA of the Rockies. All seasonal positions at YMCA of the Rockies offer the opportunity to opt-in to the Rocky Mountain Living Package which includes housing in dormitory style rooms, 3 meals per day, 7 days per week, access to all YMCA of the Rockies facilities and many more employee perks. Visit for more information.

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Rams Horn Village Resort has a year round, part time position available in our Activities/Hospitality Department: $18-20/hour. Responsibilities include great customer service, weekly shopping, food prep, and assisting with weekend events for guests. Approx 8 hrs/wk. Can also work in Guest Services/ Housekeeping department for full time employment, which includes summer bonus and benefits package. Fill out an application at Rams Horn Village Resort, 1565 Colo. Hwy 66. EEOE

We’re hiring for the following positions starting at $22.61/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

To apply visit select Careers then search for Estes Park, CO to locate jobs

After your application has been completed, please call our hiring manager Ann at 970.586.4447.

Silver Saddle Inn

Now hiring: Breakfast Attendant Housekeepers

Apply in person: 1260 Big Thompson Ave. or email resume:

Good Samaritan Society – Estes Park, CO is currently hiring for the following full-time and part-time positions. Benefits include: daily pay access, education assistance, yearly salary increases, PTO and more!

• Lead Cook

• Food Service Assistant

• Environment Services Technician

• Medication Aide / QMAP*

*paid training provided, if not certified

• Maintenance Mechanic

• Volunteer Opportunities

SEASONED An American

SEASONED is seeking Dishwasher

E-mail to or call 970.586.9000


Is looking for Server Housing available Apply in person. 3450 Fall River Rd. Trailhead

Front Desk Lead

Full-time, Benefited - Recreation Center.

As a Lead, you will perform a wide variety of guest services functions: routine and general cashier duties, office support, customer service, room rentals, answer questions from the public about all district facilities, assist in maintaining a pleasant and clean environment at the Recreation Center. In addition, this lead position will assist in training other front desk staff. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, LTD and retirement benefits in addition to a competitive wage and employee discounts.

Front Desk at the Recreation Center.

This part time position will perform a variety of guest services functions to include general cashier duties, customer service and maintaining a pleasant and clean environment.

Cubz Den Attendant

This part time position will supervise a program for children between the ages of 1-8 years old in our Cubz Den play area at the Recreation Center. Activities include, supervising the indoor play structure, toy area and play stations as well as, leading art projects, and reading to the children. The program runs in the afternoon.

Competitive pay and a free membership to the Recreation Center. Apply on-line:

This is a full-time, year-round position at YMCA of the Rockies –Estes Park Center that is responsible for the maintenance and repair of all aspects of staff housing with a special emphasis on Glacier Lodge, the year-round staff housing neighborhood in Estes Park. A minimum of two years’ experience in a facility maintenance position and must possess a valid, USA state issued driver's license. $21 - $23/hour includes Medical benefits, YMCA of the Rockies family membership, generous PTO/vacation, participation in YMCA Retirement Fund, ski passes, discounted childcare, and employee discounts.

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Retail Clerks

Seeking team players to work at

Rocky Mountain Conservancy Nature Stores

Full-time or Part-time Weekends & some holidays required in Estes Park Visitor Center & Rocky Mountain National Park


Seasonal: May-October


3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1 car garage. Nice yard/location, recently updated. No smoking, no pets. 2900.00 per month. 1 yr lease. Email for more information. Coloradohighlandsrealty 303 956 7153


1 BD, 3/4 BA, some pets OK. $1500/mo., Call 970-481-5188


Clean 2 BD. Quiet area 2 miles west of town. NS/NP. 970-586-6487

2 BDRM 1 BA, ex cond.

$1,400 mo +elec. 1st & last mo +$1,000 sec dep. Basic cable, W/D incl. Quiet area. NO Smoking, NO Pets. ref req 720-838-5724.

Commercial Rentals

Office Space for Rent

1377 Sq. Ft., Conference Room, 3 Private Offices, High Traffic Area with Great Exposure, Open Lobby Area, Printer Room. 351 Moraine Ave. Suite B 970-227-4865


Residential & Commercial. Estes Park Resident for over 12 years. Experienced & Licensed! Call or Text 970-443-1283

All Types of Cleaning Services. $5 off New Clients! 970-691-3959

Home Repair/Service

Drywall & Painting R&J Residential, Commercial Exterior & Interior Painting 719-419-1366,


Remixed Custom Sewing Services. NEW LOCATION! Small Furniture, Restoration, Cushions and Industrial Repair. Call for appointment 970-492-5446

Piano Tuning

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


Massage & Wellness

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Peak to Peak Plaza 343 S. Saint Vrain Ave. #2 Call or text Emerald 720-665-1623

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Computer desk with extra storage. H58” W55” D24” (plus 12” pullout). 3 drawers plus top storage. Light oak finish. $200. For photo or appointment call 970-232-8815.



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

Employment Opportunity with Estes Park Housing Authority

Are you looking to put your various maintenance skills to work in a long-term career opportunity? If so, Estes Park Housing Authority invites you to apply to our fast-paced and growing organization. This Maintenance Technician role requires strong and effective maintenance skills and abilities to manage the needs and improvements of our properties.

Hiring range is $45,000 - $55,000 for this full-time position and includes health, dental, vision, and PERA retirement benefits.

Knowledge of routine and preventative maintenance for buildings, systems (plumbing, electrical, HVAC), appliance, landscaping, and equipment. Construction trade skills are necessary to perform work and quality desired.

Applications and full job description available at the EPHA office or on our website. EstesHousing.Org 363 E Elkhorn Ave Suite 101 Estes Park, CO 80517

Or call 970-591-2535 for additional information

A completed EPHA Employment Application MUST be submitted for consideration of employment. Resumes are accepted and encouraged.

Position open until June 28, 2024.

The Estes Park Housing Authority is an equal opportunity employer.

Garage Sales

Multi Family Garage Sale

- 1010 Pine Lane Saturday, June 22nd starting 8amuntil it’s all gone!

Jun 14th&15th 8am-2pm 1761 Twin Drive Exercise bike, old wagon in yard, fishing poles, flies and bobbers, reels, two personal fishing floats, riding lawn mower and small trailer, wheelbarrow, yard tools, old air compressor, folding yard chairs, lounge chair, 2 quilt racks one long the other round, lg sprayer, backpacks, many other things!

Garage Sales

Annual Carriage Hills

Multi Family Garage Sale

June 14 & 15 8am - 2pm Map on website at

Participating addresses: 2758 Carriage Dr, 1208 Rambling Dr, 635 Whispering Pines, 840 Ramshorn Dr, 710 Ramshorn Dr, 750 Ponderosa Lane, 727 Ponderosa Lane, 2809 Fish Creek Rd

Estate Sales


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


Misc. Sales


Wed., June 19th

5:00pm - 7:30pm

812 Otis Lane

Planer, Chop Saw, Table Saw, Walk-Behind Grass Trimmer, Wen Plate Compactor, Cement Saw with Extra Blades, Laser Transit, Scope Transit, Tile Saw, Drill Press, Ladders, Ladder Jacks, 12’ Pick, Tool Bags, Misc. Items.

Notice of Meeting for Discussion and Consideration Of Rates and Fees Upper Thompson Sanitation District

Notice Is Hereby Given pursuant to Section 32-1-1001(2)(a), C.R.S., to the customers of the Upper Thompson Sanitation District (“District”) and all other interested persons that the Board of Directors of the District shall discuss the rate structure for metered customers and consider the District’s metered and non-metered service rates, the system development fee, and other rates and fees at open public meetings to be held on Tuesday, July 16, 2024 at 4:00 p.m. and on Tuesday, August 20, 2024 at 4:00 p.m. at the offices of the District located at 2196 Mall Road, Estes Park, Colorado 80517.

Notice Is Further Given that any interested party may appear at said time and place for the purpose of providing input, comments, or objections to the Board regarding these matters. Information regarding the District’s rates and fees may be obtained from the District Manager, Mr. Chris Bieker. Mr. Bieker may be contacted at the District administration office located at 2196 Mall Road, Estes Park, Colorado 80517; or via email at, or by telephone at 970.586.4544. Individuals who wish to address the Board regarding this matter may do so “in-person,” via telephone, or virtually through online participation, facilitated by the Microsoft Teams platform. Members of the public wishing to join the meetings online or by telephone may email Ms. Gina Moore, Secretary to the Board, at by 2:00 p.m., July 16, 2024, and by 2:00 p.m., August 20, 2024, to request a link or telephone number for the meeting.

Dated this 14th day of June 2024.


By: Gina Moore, Secretary to the Board

Upper Thompson Sanitation District (District) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the basis of race (including traits historically associated with race, such as hair texture and length, protective hairstyles), color, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, creed, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status in employment or in any program or activity conducted by the District. The District will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities. If any person has a disability and requires a reasonable accommodation to

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Friday, June 14, 2024 « 47 PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS BUILDER TREE SERVICE REAL ESTATE PROPANE PLUMBING PRINTING PRE-PLANNING ADVISOR WINDOW CLEANING Dawn Shields 970-909-4789 DAWN.SHIELDS@DIGNITYMEMORIAL.COM We at Allnutt-Estes Park Chapel have been serving families for over 35 years. As part of Dignity Memorial, we are committed to the highest standards at your time of need. We can also put a plan in place to emotionally and financially relieve your loved ones of burden. This can be the greatest gift that you can offer them. Show them how much you care by protecting them now! STORAGE SECURITY HOME WATCH NOW AVAILABLE! • Unit Sizes: 800-1600 sq. ft. • Boat & RV Storage • Fire Suppression System • Utilities Available 970.481.9807 TAROT READING PILATES PEST CONTROL
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