Estes Park News, June 17, 2022

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Handsome Ram This bighorn ram gazes at the canyon walls. Photo by David Kempkes

Sticking Close To Mama These bighorn lambs stay close to mama for protection. Photo by Robert Burns

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Historic Downtown Walking Tours In June

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Discover the past on a walking tour of downtown Estes Park with the Estes Park Museum. During the tour, participants will be guided by trained docents to explore historical photographs from the Museum's collection to aid in comparing the past to the present. In 1905, Cornelius Bond and the Estes Park Town Company hired Abner Sprague to plat the downtown district. Within weeks, lots along the street named "Elkhorn Avenue" were taken up and new businesses were established. Over the course of a decade, the basic footprint of the town we know today was established by many of the buildings that started out as hotels, schools, private homes, and businesses. Offered every Thursday morning throughout June, tours meet at 10:00 a.m. at the northeast corner of Bond Park (next to the bronze Enos Mills sculpture at MacGregor and Park Avenues). The tour group will walk west through town, and return to the same site by 11:30 a.m., and travel a distance of 0.7 miles, good walking shoes are encouraged. An additional tour will take place, Wednesday June 29, at 4:30 p.m. ending at 6:00 p.m. Tours are free, donations are welcome. First come, first served; no reservations required. Space limited to about 12 people. Free parking is available along sections of MacGregor Avenue and in the parking structure. The mission of the Estes Park Museum is to conduct activities that preserve, share, and respect the unique history of Estes Park. For more information, call the Estes Park museum at 970-586-6256 or visit the Museum's website.

By: Merle M. Moore, liaison between the Town Parks Advisory Board and Mrs. Walsh’s Native Plant Garden Advisory Committee

How about a walk in the park? No, not “Rocky.” I mean Estes Park. Mountain gardening is fraught with perils both large (elk & deer) and small. Erratic weather and drying winds, nutrient-poor soils, and seemingly limited plant options all conspire to discourage mountain gardeners. Featuring trees, herbaceous plants, shrubs and vines, I will draw upon 40 years of professional experience and close collaboration with Colorado nursery and landscape professionals to help you become a successful mountain gardener. Beginning in Mrs. Walsh’s Garden on West Elkhorn Avenue, and ending at the Estes Park Visitor Center, you will learn about plants, native and non-nativeadapted, that grow and thrive in local gardens. Choosing appropriate plants, properly placing them on the site, nurturing them to get them established, and properly maintaining them once established will all be observed and discussed. Pruning dos and don’ts, insect problems to watch out for, seasonal attributes of the plants observed, and other tips for gardening success will be covered during the two-hour walk along the river and through town parks and landscapes. These walks are sponsored by Mrs. Walsh’s Native Plant Garden Advisory Committee. Each walk is limited to the first 15 participants to show up, and they are scheduled on various days and at varying times to accommodate working folks as well as retirees. Walkers will meet at Mrs. Walsh’s Garden directly across the street from Patterson Glass-

works Studio & Gallery (323 W. Elkhorn Ave.) and the Performance Park free parking lot. Wear a hat, put on sunscreen, bring a water bottle, and join me on a walk of discovery and practical gardening information. Walks will begin promptly at the scheduled time. Save the schedule below for the dates and times of the walks scheduled for June and July. Monday, June 20, 8 a.m-10 a.m. Thursday, June 30, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 2, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Sunday, July 17, 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Merle M. Moore came to Colorado in 1978 as Assistant Director of the Denver Botanic Gardens; in 1980 he became its Executive Director and remained in that position until 1989. In 1990 Moore was hired by the Denver Zoo where he worked until his retirement in 2005. He developed and guided the horticulture and landscaping program of the Denver Zoo as Director of Horticulture & Grounds Maintenance. He was responsible for plant selection and landscaping of three of the zoo’s landscape-award winning exhibits: Tropical Discovery, Primate Panorama and Predator Ridge. Moore served for over 20 years as a member of the Colorado State University Annual Bedding Plant and Perennial Plant Trial Garden Committee. In January 2007, he was honored by the Colorado Nursery and Greenhouse Association when he was inducted into the CNGA Hall of Fame. He is now retired from full-time horticulture management work and has lived in Estes Park since 2005. He currently serves as Liaison between the Town Parks Advisory Board and Mrs. Walsh’s Native Plant Garden Advisory Committee.

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Enhance Your Communication Skills: Attend Local Communication Workshop By: Denise Lord, Restorative Justice Manager/Executive Director

Missing the boat when it comes to listening and empathy? Baffled by what isn’t working? Too frequently we fail to communicate in a way that leads to increased connection or a shared understanding. When communication is not clear, disconnection, confusion and frustration often result. Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership (EVRJP) is excited to offer a free, 90-minute Compassionate Communication workshop on Tuesday, June 21 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. online via Zoom. In this workshop, participants will explore the obstacles to empathetic listening and understanding, as well as practice empathic listening and responding. To register, please contact EVRJP Manager and Director, Denise

Lord, at 970-577-3829 or, by June 20. The workshop will be led by Kathy Ziola, certified trainer with The Center for Nonviolent Communication, owner of Communication Works, Help bridge connection through bolstering your communication skills. Learn to listen and respond in ways that support peaceful connection and conflict reduction by attending this free community workshop hosted by Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership. For more information or to register to attend the workshop, please contact EVRJP Manager and Director, Denise Lord, at 970-577-3829 or, by June 20.

Town Offices Closed In Observance Of Juneteenth Town of Estes Park municipal offices normal operating hours Tuesday, June 21. will be closed Monday, June 20, in obser- For more information, please call the Pubvance of Juneteenth. Offices will resume lic Information Office at 970-577-3701.

The charge(s) are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. On 6/10/2022 at 4:40 p.m. police responded to the 1600 block of Avalon Drive on a report of a disturbance in the area. On scene, they arrested a 31 year old male from Estes Park and charged him with obstruction of a telephone and

harassment and transported him to the Larimer County Jail. On 6/07/2022 at 9:43 p.m. police contacted the driver of a vehicle at Mall Road at Hwy. 34 that was called in as a suspected drunk driver. On scene police arrested a 39 year old male driver from Estes Park and charged him with DUID. He was later released on summons from the EPPD.

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 5, the Estes Valley Fire Protection District (EVFPD) responded to 16 calls for service. This

included: • Emergency medical (assist EPH): 3 • Alarm Activation: 2 • Odor Investigation: 3 • Possible Illegal Burn: 3 • Smoke Investigation: 2 • Electrical Fire: 1 • Grass Fire: 2

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Jason Licon, Airport Director providing an explanation to officials from throughout Northern Colorado about the Remote Air Traffic Control operation.

When Officials Get Together The Townspeople Of Estes Park Benefit The duties of Estes Park’s officials sometimes include working beyond the town’s boundaries. Such work often involves engaging with officials from other communities. It takes many forms, including having common goals, collaborating on projects, and sharing information. Through it, officials make plans and build relationships that mutually benefit their respective communities and jurisdictions. Understanding the importance of this work, involves nothing more than recalling the mayor of Longmont offering housing to townspeople of Estes Park evacuated during wildfires and sending personnel here during floods. In that spirit, last week Trustee Younglund, Town Administrator Machalek and I went to Loveland for a regional meeting of officials to learn about changes at the Northern Colorado Regional Airport. The airport was established in 1963, via a 1,000-acre grant of land that enabled Fort Collins and Loveland. Fort Collins Mayor Jeni Arndt and Loveland Mayor Pro Tem Don Overcash greeted several dozen attendees from throughout Northern Colorado. After which, Airport Director Jason Licon explained the expansion projects at the airport and invited us to tour the Terminal Renovation, Remote Air Traffic Control Tower Tour, Aims Community College Aviation Program Tour and the

United/Landline Wingless Flight bus Tour. During the tour of the Remote Air Traffic Control Tower, we learned that

Estes Park Trustee Cindy Younglund and Town Administrator Travis Machalek check out information during tour Remote Control operation Northern Colorado Regional Airport.

the new control tower, with capacity for remote operation, is in its second year of testing. One of only two in the USA that can operate remotely, certification of the operation will come as services and flights expand when the airport expansion is completed. Currently, the operational control tower sits in a trailer next to the airport runways operating adequately for safety at the current flight load of the airport. In order to expand to a 100,000-flight level of operation, a new, state-of- the art control tower will be necessary. I was particularly excited to learn about the pilot training program the airport is offering via Aims Community College. Airlines have a shortage of commercial pilots and Aims is helping to supply that need. Hearing about the program brought back fond memories of obtaining a pilot license while a student at CSU, the freedom of flying a 182, and the joy of piloting to Elma, WashDriver Karen Crook showcases the United/Landline ington to visit my sister. Wingless Flight bus at the Northern Colorado After the meeting ended, as Cindy, Regional Airport. Travis and I were heading up Big Thompson Canyon, back to Estes Park, my thoughts were on the pledge I made to represent all the people of Estes Park. I was aware of the way that working to meet the pledge is taking me up, down and around Colorado. And that as I do so, I am fostering relationships with counterparts in other communities that’ll insure the common good of the townspeople of Estes Park continues beAlexander Wernsman, Director and Flight Instruc- ing met. For me, despite the miles and efforts, that’s time well spent and a retor at Aims Community College, briefs officials minder that officials get together the about pilot training program at Northern Colorado Regional Airport. people they serve benefit.

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Access Road flooding from Tonahutu Creek inside Rocky Mountain National Park, taken on June 12, 2022.

Closures On The West Side Of Rocky Due To Flooding High temperatures have led to increased snowmelt in Rocky's high elevation areas. This has resulted in several closures on the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park from flooding on Tonahutu Creek and the Colorado River. Areas that are currently closed include the North Inlet access road, East Inlet Trail, the access road for Bowen Gulch, the Holzwarth Historic Site at the access bridge, and the Colorado River Trail north of the Red Mountain/Colorado River Trail junction. These closures are in place for public safety and there is no anticipated time on when they will be lifted. North Inlet Trail remains open to hik-

ers, the Colorado River Trailhead parking area and the Holzwarth Historic Site parking area remain open. All rivers, creeks, and streams are running fast and high throughout Rocky Mountain National Park. Use extreme caution around all bodies of moving water. The water is colder, deeper, and faster than you think. Even very shallow moving water can have a strong current and cause someone to lose their footing. Know before you go - if you are hiking and come upon water moving across a trail, stop and do not cross. It is best to turn back and try your hike another day.

View of a fast moving creek in Rocky Mountain National Park. NPS Photos

Flooding from the Colorado River at the Holzwarth Historic Site inside Rocky Mountain National Park, taken on June 12, 2022.

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Save The Date: Estes Recycles Day Is Back And Seeking Volunteers


S TA N L E Y H O M E M U S E U M If these walls could talk, they would tell you a compelling tale of mountain life in early Estes Park through the eyes of the influential Flora & Freelan ("F.O.") Stanley and the domestic help who maintained their house, property, and way of life. To enter the door of the Stanleys’ 1904 Colonial Revival home is to pass through a frame into a painting, one with a time and life of its own. Be inspired as you take a step back in time with a guided tour of the original mountain home of the Stanleys. Advance reservations are suggested and tickets can be puchased online at The full tour experience lasts two hours, with each tour beginning at the Estes Park Visitors Center. A well-marked shuttle will pickup guests from the east parking lot (near the electric vehicle charging stations), at the top of the hour.

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Saturday, August 27, Events Complex Main Parking (off Manford Ave), 9 a.m. to Noon Save the date – and your recyclables – for the annual Estes Recycles Day, to be held Saturday, August 27 from 9-noon at the Events Complex main parking area (off Manford Ave.). The League of Women Voters Community Recycling Committee and the Rotary Club organize this entirely volunteer-run event and will assist recyclers at three stations: paper shredding, scrap metal and electronics. Fees apply to electronics recycled; donations of $15 per box are encouraged from people bringing papers for shredding. Organizers are seeking volunteers ages 16 and up for the 2022 event. Are you available on Saturday morning, August 27, to work a two or four hour shift? Contact Kathy at for more information.



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Kahuna Memorial Project Receives First Sponsor Visit Estes Park leads the way in supporting the Kahuna Memorial Project The Kahuna Memorial Project received a sponsorship this week from Visit Estes Park along with $1,000. The goal of the Kahuna Memorial Project, which began its fundraising campaign in May, is two-fold. The Steering Committee seeks to commission and in-

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stall a significant piece of public art that not only tells the story of the legendary elk but also increases public awareness of safety around wildlife. In just under a month, the Kahuna Memorial project is nearing the 10 percent mark of its fundraising goal. “Estes Park is known for its beautiful bronze sculptures, and while the bar is high for public art here, we don’t want to create just another statue,” said Steering Committee chair, John Coombs. “We want the Kahuna Memorial to have a certain ‘wow’ factor that will inspire people, but also inform them about how

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to stay safe around and while observing wildlife.” The fundraising goal of $150,000 is large because the scope of the project is large. In addition to the memorial itself, the Kahuna Memorial Project will incorporate a much-needed educational component into this effort. Barb Prentiss-Davis, Estes Park’s own “Mrs. Santa,” serves on the Steering Committee. “We would like to see long-lasting bronze signage that could be installed at various places in the Estes Valley that would broaden the public’s awareness of the importance of safety around the elk,” said Prentiss-Davis. “Too often, out of enthusiasm, visitors get dangerously close to the elk who then act out of instinct to protect their herd from what they perceive as a threat.” The vision of the Kahuna Memorial project is to tell Kahuna’s story and share his legacy with future generations who will come to visit the Rocky Mountains and admire his many descendants in a careful manner. The Kahuna Memorial Project has aligned with the Art Center of Estes Park, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Contributions to the project are tax-deductible and can be made through the organization’s GoFundMe page or by check in care of the Art Center of Estes Park.

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First Monitored Weed Drop-off June 18 Please Read, Heed, And Weed Responsibly!

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The Estes Land Stewardship Association (ELSA) has been serving the Estes Valley for over 15 years in promoting good land stewardship, weed identification and education, and free educational materials including the most popular Twenty Ob-Noxious Weeds in the Estes Valley Identification and Management Guide. Now is the time to remove mature noxious weeds that contain seeds that will be next year’s -- and many more years -weeds. The first Monitored Weed Drop-off will be held Saturday, June 18 from 9:00 a.m. to noon located north of the Waste Management transfer station at 666 Elm Road. No early birds or illegal drop-offs; the gate will be closed until the 9:00 a.m. start. Do not block the driveway entrance shared with recycling. The line will form up-the-hill/north of the entrance on the east-side of Elm Road. Estes Land Stewardship Association (ELSA) volunteers will be on hand to answer weed questions at-a-distance and direct traffic flow. You will unload your paper yard bags into the dumpster or truck. We have limited dumpster capacity, so a maximum ten paper yard bag limit will be imposed – no plastic bags. When we are at full capacity, the drop-off will end. Noxious weeds only, not native plants! No slash, pine needles, pine cones, trash, yard waste or dirt! Please remove/shake off dirt from plant roots. Excessive weight of wet weeds and dirt is a safety hazard for our volunteers. Bag flowers and seed heads rather than entire plants. Read our weekly Estes Valley’s Weed Alert articles (published April through September) to help identify invasive plants and manage seed producing plant parts for disposal. Unauthorized drop-offs at this location (w/video surveillance) are considered theft of services. No bags of non-noxious weed materials and general yard waste will be accepted at this event. Paper yard bags are available for purchase at local hardware stores.

If you want ELSA to continue to sponsor these events, please adhere to the guidelines. Owning property in the Estes Valley can be challenging and different! Bagging mature weeds this time of year is not ideal weed management and not how you want to spend your time. Be proactive – learn your native plants and manage the invasive plants in a timely manner with a weed manage-

ment specialist if you don’t have the time, energy or expertise to manage your property. A list of weed management specialists who can help is available at Also refer to the information and Helpful Documents at These events are being made possible with the support from Estes Land Stewardship Association, Town of Estes Park, Larimer County, and donations. Depending on participant adherence to regulations and funding sources, another Monitor Weed Drop-off/ Weed Roundup will be held July 16. Free Twenty Ob-Noxious Weeds in the Estes Valley Identification and Management Guide weed booklets are available yearround at the Estes Valley Library, Ace Hardware, True Value, and Town Hall Public Works and Police offices. Electronic versions are posted on the Town of Estes Park website: ELSA meets the first Thursday of the month (February, March, April & November) at 9:30 a.m. in the George Hix Room at US Bank. For more information about ELSA contact: Thanks for being good stewards of your property and surrounding areas!

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If you saw a ragtag group of people wandering the streets of a small town, each carrying projectiles that could possibly be bean bags and wearing the same color shirts that say, “We are Wards” on them, what would you think? That they were wards of the state, perhaps? Well, I was part of a ragtag group of people wandering the streets of Grayville, Illinois (population 1,579), carrying bean bags, and wearing matching shirts reading, “We are Wards. ” We weren’t wards of the state however, but descendants of Orville and Ora Ward, my grandfather and his brother, who grew up in Grayville. We Wards were eight in all: two siblings, an uncle, a cousin and our spouses, who had traveled to southern Illinois for a family reunion and to participate in the 9th Annual Josh Gray Memorial Cornhole Tournament. Josh Gray was also a Ward descendent—a great-grandson of my grandfather’s brother. He was valedictorian of his high school class, had earned a Bachelor’s degree and was working toward a second degree in electrical engineering when his brilliant flame of love and life was snuffed out in an automobile accident in 2013. He was 25 years old. The family and community want to keep the memory of Josh alive so they host the annual cornhole tournament, with the funds raised going toward the Josh Gray Memorial Scholarship Fund. The “We are Wards” group registered to compete. But there was no competition. The tournament was a double elimination and none of us got to play more than two games. We tossed ourselves right out of the Game of Throws before we had a chance to crack a single corny joke. We learned quickly that there are cornhole contenders out there who take the game quite seriously. They can toss those bags so that they not only land on the board, but each bag bounces to the hole and drops right in, time and time again. It was a-maize-ing! By the end of the tournament, we had it all figured out. Too little too late, I’m afraid. We learned that the better “bean bags” are filled with plastic beads. (Our bags were stuffed with corn kernels. It was a cornhole tournament, after all.) We observed that a true cornhole athlete holds the bag perpendicular to the ground and twists his hand as he lets go, which puts

the perfect spin on the bag so that it lands on the board and bounces toward the hole, then plops right in. Sometimes the bag arches through the air and lands directly in the hole, like a rimless basketball shot. Mine? There were several strikes against me from the start: 1) I was feeling a lot of pressure, representing the minority gender at the tournament. (A rough guess put the ratio of men-to-women at 10-to-2. The woman who made it the farthest in the tournament wore a pink, sparkly baseball cap. Maybe I would have played better if I’d worn some glitter.) 2) We Wards had a reputation to live up to. By telling our opponents that we had traveled from all over the country for this competition, and with our matching Ward T-shirts, I’m sure others took us to be heavyweights. (I suppose the fact that we didn’t have any sponsors listed on our shirts like other competitors did might have cast some doubt on our otherwise imposing presence.) 3) Last Fourth of July I played in a friendly neighborhood competition but we didn’t adhere to the 27-foot regulation distance between boards. My accuracy at the shorter distance boosted my confidence prior to the tournament but the very first match that Saturday proved that I’m not top-tier competition worthy. In other words, I shucked. 4) I didn’t know how to score the game. Not that it mattered, as my throws rarely landed within point range. Sometimes my bag landed in front of the board, other times it slid off the back end—and yet other times it didn’t make it as far as the board at all. To my credit, I was ambidextrous: I could throw so my bag would drop to the left of the board and to the right of the board. A random toss landed my bag on the board and once or twice it slid into the hole, but the other guy’s bag canceled out my carefully aimed and executed pitch every time. In the end, our first opponents ended up winning the tournament which made us feel a little better about our woeful loss to them. They took home more than $500 each, but the best part is that the Josh Gray Memorial Fund was able to raise $2325 for scholarships. That’s a win/win! You may let The Thunker know what you think at her e-mail address, © 2022 Sarah Donohoe

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From The Mountains: Mi Casa Es Su Casa By: Robert Burkhardt

Welcome to “From the Mountains.” Some years ago I wrote a column in this paper called “Around the Lake.” Its focus was the people, organizations and terrain of the Estes Valley, celebrating interesting individuals and memorable events in our community. I’m back, aspiring to entertain and inform readers. Irving Berlin inspired this column’s name. Five-year old Berlin emigrated from Siberia in 1893 and twenty years later serenaded our Nation’s spirit with “God Bless America,” written for a revue at his WWI Long Island army base. The song gathered dust until 1938, when Kate Smith delivered an edited version to her radio audience as she commemorated twenty years after the end of The Great War. For Irving Berlin, the song was “an expression of gratitude for what this country has done for its citizens, of what home really means.” In this and subsequent columns I hope to gratefully capture the essence, the spirit, the soul of our home, the Estes Valley. Mi casa es su casa. And my town is your town. I’ve been ruminating on the Estes Valley’s essence as I’ve encountered memorable individuals and natural phe-

nomena that grace our valley, contributing to its character. Nature offers winddriven swirling winter snow; stunning summer evening lightning; marshhappy ferns under dappled sunlight; lenticular cloud strings east of Longs Peak; bare branches etched against a late Autumn sky; exploding Lodgepole pollen in June; mellow meandering streams in The Park. Human touchstones also adorn the Estes Valley, like the memorial benches along the River Walk honoring individuals and families whose foresight inspired the Estes Valley Land Trust. Nearby in one direction the Women’s Memorial celebrates the achievements of exceptional local women. A short walk in the other direction leads to the Armed Services memorial, honoring veterans who served and sacrificed for our country in the Coast Guard, Air Force, Navy, Army and Marines. “All true paths lead through mountains,” wrote Gary Snyder. I invite you to join me on the path as we explore the contours of our majestic mountain home. Reader response welcome:

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Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation Latest Book Release The Estes Park Museum Most of Carriage Hills was Friends & Foundation, Inc. once owned by the Earl of Press (EPMF & F Press) is Dunraven as part of his fapleased to announce a new mous land grab. The land book by Estes Valley resident passed through several ownand Friends member, Bob ers until it was finally develLeavitt. A History of the Southoped as the Carriage Hills ern Estes Valley With Special subdivision. As the area grew Emphasis on Carriage Hills to several hundred homes, a now available at the Estes Park fierce battle erupted over the Bob Leavitt Museum gift shop for $29.95. proposed annexation by the As always, Estes Park Museum members Town of Estes Park. Though annexation receive a 10% discount. was ultimately rejected, it involved isA few years ago, Bob Leavitt gazed sues that still resonate today. Additionacross the southern Estes Valley and ally, the book details the growth of Carwondered, how did all of this developriage Hills and nearby subdivisions from ment get started, esthe 1960s to present pecially his neighand includes comborhood of Carriage ments and photos Hills? Then one day from longtime resia local historian told dents. Bob, “I think there Bob and his wife was an early ranch in Connie moved to Carthe southern Estes riage Hills in 2014, Valley.” Subsequent along with their two research by Leavitt golden retrievers. confirmed that there Leavitt has been a hisindeed was an early tory buff for many ranch (the second years. He loves browsone in the Estes Valing museums and disley) and identified cussing history with the owner as James anyone who is simiMcLaughlin. Exactly larly inclined. where was it located and what became of The mission of the Estes Park Museum the ranch and its owner? To answer is to conduct activities that preserve, these and other questions, Bob spent share, and respect the unique history of several years researching the history of Estes Park. For more information, call the southern Estes Valley. Follow his the Estes Park Museum at 970-586-6256 journey as he brings to light fascinating, or visit the Museum's website. Museum untold stories on the early settlement gallery hours: Wednesday - Saturday, and subsequent development. 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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Next Cars And Coffee This Saturday Please come and join Estes Park Car Club for an informal get together to look at and talk about cars. No registration, no judging. Bring whatever you have – old, new, foreign, domestic, truck, motorcycle, shiny or rusty, or just come to look. Bring the kids or grandkids. There will be coffee and donuts. • 1st and 3rd Saturdays beginning in

June at the Rec Center’s back (lower) lot (660 Community Drive, EP). • Next event is this Saturday, June 18, starts at 8:00 a.m. – come and go as you please. Please connect with us online: Email: Website: Facebook Group: Estes Park Car Club

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A Social Event at the Stanley Home Museum You are invited to take a step back in time for a most charming event at the original 1904 home of Flora and F.O. Stanley. Enjoy the spectacular view, light hors d’oeuvres, and a sampling of wines and local craft beer served on the home’s iconic veranda. Proceeds from this event support the museum’s educational initiatives and preservation of the historic Stanley home. Advance reservations are required and tickets can be puchased online for $35 per person. Visit Guests must be picked up and dropped off by our shuttle at the Estes Park Visitors Center. Shuttle service will run every 15 minutes throughout the evening.

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Don’t Worry, Keep Planting!

By: Scott Applegate, Bank of Estes Park

With so much volatility and uncertainty in the stock market, the worst inflation in over 40 years, war, lingering supply chain issues, out of control gas prices, rising rates, economic problems, and not even to mention still trying to close the door on a global pandemic, and the most divisive political environment of our lifetimes, it is easy to lose focus on the correct course of action. When I was about five years old, my hero was my granddad—a truly exceptional human being, who always had words of wisdom, and who also happened to be very good with money. But in 1974, he had become uncharacteristically frantic, and I had overheard him talking, very worried—inflation over 12%, a contracting economy, and stock markets caught in a historic bear market. Of course, I was young enough that

I had no idea what any of that meant—I only knew that it was rare to see this kind of worry spilling out from under my granddad’s cowboy hat! We lived next to one of the largest apple and pear orchards in the county, and the elderly owner (Mr. Crandall) had taken me under his wing, and would sometimes let me “help” him in the orchard— which basically meant I could tag along, watch him, and we could talk a lot. One day, I told him about how worried my granddad was because “the stock market was shrinking.” Mr. Crandall told me it was time for a break, so we each picked up a ripe windfall apple off the ground, rubbed them off with our shirts, and sat down on the ground to eat it. Mr. Crandall pulled out his pocketknife, cut his apple open, and pulled out several seeds onto the palm of his hand. I’ve never forgotten the words of wisdom that followed, which went something like this… “You see these seeds? They’re my future—they’re important! I could measure each one, weigh each one, examine and study each one every single day if I wanted to. You could too! And if you did, you would find that they shrink, harden, and lose a little weight after they are out of the apple, before I plant them. You know, I could really lose my mind over that idea—what if one shrank by 10%, or 15%? What if they all shrank by a full 25%? Think of how worried I could be! But listen carefully to this—I

choose not to be worried, and instead I just plant them and stick to what I know works, through good times, and through bad times. I take great care of my orchards, and I try to get as much fruit out of them as I can so I can sell the fruit and support my family. Some years are better than others. Some years are poor, and sometimes that helps me see how I should do things better, so I change and adapt. But I don’t sit and worry about if the seeds are shrinking— I just plant them, and stick to what I know works, improving my methods when I need to, and the fruit comes in its time.” So yes, the “season” is a tough one right now in our current times. But stick to the fundamentals, and do what you know works. If you aren’t sure, then consult with those you trust, who are qualified to help—your accountant, your financial advisor, and as self-serving as it is in this case, your banker! And remember, Bank of Estes Park is here for you—through floods, fires, pandemics (PPP loans!), good economic times and bad, we are the only bank that is truly local, based in Estes Park, supporting our community in an unrivaled manner. We stick to the fundamentals, we help plant the seeds, we finance your dreams to help them become reality, and there’s no place we’d rather be than here, and no one we’d rather be helping than you—our friends, neighbors, local businesses, and non-profits!

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Estes Park Archives Program This Saturday

Mira Steinbacher's "Mira's Nightmare," more often spelled Mira's Nitemare, opened in 1961 on Moraine Avenue, but had moved to Carriage HIlls by the late 1960s or early 1970s. Photo courtesy Estes Park Archives

We take a census every 10 years, we used to require a school census every year, but Estes Park has never conducted a formal business census in its 163 year history. For that reason, it is always problematic to assign exact dates to when Estes Park businesses started, and especially when they ended. Grand openings were usually something proudly announced or advertised in the newspaper of record. Grand closings, hardly ever. So how do we set brackets around birth and death dates of businesses? And what do we do when advertising material for a particular business surfaces, and enough time has passed that the owner is no

longer around, or no longer remembers these particulars? The Estes Park Archives will examine these issues this Saturday, June 18 at 9:00 a.m. at Ten Letters on 240 Moraine Avenue. Throughout the summer, current business owners can definitely help the recovery effort by stopping by and providing this information, Otherwise, we risk mangling information that is obvious and indisputable now, yet slips through the cracks in the future. The program is free and parking is free. You don't need to be an Archives member or even an Estes Park resident to attend.

Parkinson’s Support Group Meeting The next meeting of the Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will be held Tuesday, June 21 in the Hondius Room at the Estes Valley Library. Monthly meetings are always held on the third Tuesday of the month from 2-3:00 p.m. All affected by this progressive neurological disease are welcome to attend to bring their own experiences, strength and hope and come together for the good of the group. Questions, comments? Call Linda Hanak at 970-443-8146.

St. Bartholomew’s Yard Sale Next Saturday, June 18th from 9:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m. The Episcopal Church Women of St. Bartholomew’s Church at 880 MacGregor Avenue welcome you to attend their annual Yard Sale and Bake Sale. It’s an event not to be missed! Last year a large black bear graced the sale with his presence as he ambled over from the Black Canyon Inn-no doubt attracted by the wafting aromas of the baked goods arrayed. The sale features crafts, lovely kitchen items, children’s clothing and toys, an array of collectibles, and the Bake Sale for which the ladies are renowned. Hopefully the day will be beautifully- sunny-but if not the Fellowship Hall inside the church is a great alternative site for the sale. Come and join the fun and fellowship! For further details please call the church office at (970) 586-4504. Photo by Jim Ward

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7th Annual Friends Of Folk Festival 2022 Next Tuesday, June 21 There really is an inexplicable energy manifested at the Friends of Folk Festival, one that can only be attributed to the community’s love for Dick Oreans. Dick Orleans’ legacy lives on in many ways, Friends of Folk Festival being one. This musicpacked event is put on annually by the Estes Arts District at Performance Park around the time of Dick’s birthday, this year falling on Tuesday, June 21 and starting at 2 p.m. Dick Orleans brought an enthusiasm and welcoming energy to the music scene of Estes Park, and really to everything he did. He was a strong mentor to rising musicians and encouraged ever evolving styles of music. He hosted several open mic nights in Estes Park, in-

spiring the original intention for Friends of Folk Festival – to carry the torch forward by giving local musicians a stage while also introducing fresh voices to Estes Park. This year's lineup includes: The Levi Carpman Trio, Neilson & Nicholson, Wesley Scott, Aaron LaCombe, The Sweet Lillies, Chain Station, the Reminders and closing the night out: the Burroughs. A scholarship fund has been established with Dick’s passions in mind. Dick Orleans was always supporting others to pursue their art! He inspired so many and we want to keep that energy going. We encourage all creatives to apply:

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 amongst the community. We continue and evolve Estes Park traditions through intentional pro-

gramming. We do all this while having fun. Want to be a part of it? We’d love to have you. And to those already a part of it, we appreciate you! We want to thank our 2022 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 and our growing list of sponsors, visit our website at

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Save The Date! Annual Glen Haven Pancake Breakfast Saturday, July 16th

Mark your calendar and join us for the Glen Haven Area Volunteer Fire Department’s annual pancake breakfast on Saturday, July 16 from 7:00 to 11:00 a.m. The price is $10 for adults, $6 for children ages five to 10, and children under five eat for free. Firefighters will once again be serving pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, juice, and coffee in the Firehouse in Glen Haven. There will be a silent auction at the Town Hall with wonderful treasures, including but not limited to, gift certificates from restaurants and other local businesses, bird houses, and artwork. Be sure to stop by the bake sale for homemade pies, cakes, breads, and cookies. There will be a craft show featuring artisans as well. The GHAVFD defends 500 structures located on over 25,000 acres of mostly forested land and responds to vehicle crashes and incidents requiring emergency assistance along County Road 43. They also support other area agencies when called upon. The Department currently has 20 incredible volunteers who put their lives on the line to protect our

community and its assets. This breakfast event is one of the department’s main source of income. The Glen Haven Volunteer Fire Department is in the process of replacing their handheld radios which are failing and repair parts are no longer available. The plan is to replace them over the next 10 years purchasing two-three radios each year. Each radio costs about $6000. As well, a majority of their AEDs are 20 years old and batteries are no longer available. They are replacing two this year with a grant from the Village Thrift Shop but will need four more. They cost about $3,200 each. 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 making a donation to GHAVFD, P. O. Box 53, Glen Haven, CO 80532. You can also donate to the Silent Auction by contacting Sandra at Thank you ot our supporters and sponsors of this event: Estes Park News, Town of Estes Park, Bank of Colorado, Bank of Estes Park, Kind Coffee, Air-OPure Portables and YMCA of the Rockies. For more information on the breakfast and the department check out

EVICS Connects Families To Fun This Summer One of the most vibrant sentiments expressed through the mission of EVICS Family Resource Center is to ensure children and families have what they need to thrive. Along with our Village of Estes Park, EVICS is here to provide the services that strengthen, empower, and support all local families. Families certainly need the foundational things in their lives like food and shelter, access to affordable early education and care opportunities, and connection to resources. A family may visit EVICS Family Resource Center to access our diaper bank, apply for tuition assistance, or set goals in the family development program. These essential services are vital to family well-being and overall health, but don’t represent everything families need. Think about growing up and your favorite memories. It likely wasn’t a grocery shopping trip, but perhaps a walk with your family through a park, attending a live music concert, or hearing a story read at the local library. Children and families need opportunities to have fun together! It’s not hard to find fun things to do for families in our community and EVICS is committed to ensuring families are aware of opportunities that offer enrichment to their lives. Each month, EVICS Family Resource Center publishes a calendar of family

activities happening in our community. EVICS programs are represented, such as “Mommy & Me” group, “Mujeres en Conexión”, “Expectant Mom’s Group”, and “Active Mommas”, but the calendar also highlights family fun activities offered within the community, such as storytime at the Estes Valley Library, FilmAnthropy family film series, and Spanish storytime at the YMCA of the Rockies. Often, EVICS is a partner in local events that bring in the family fun. Don’t miss the Kids Fun Run on June 18 where EVICS is hosting family activities in celebration of the EP Marathon and to promote family fitness. Next week, June 22 will be the Estes Park Cycling Coalition’s Bike Estes Day that includes a costumed bike parade and family fun at the after party at Performance Park. EVICS Family Resource Center puts the FUN in fundraising, too, through our Kickin’ it for Kids Kickball tournament. After the success of the inaugural event last summer, we’re excited for this year’s tournament on August 27. Registration is now open, so sign up your team and have fun in support of local families. Find our monthly program calendar published in the EP News, via social media, and on our website ( where you may register for programs and sign up for Kickin’ it for Kids!

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Daddy Long Legs To Be Presented This Weekend At The EPHS Theater

Estes Park Community Theatre, in association with Music Theatre International, is excited to present the musical Daddy Long Legs starting this weekend, June 17, 18, 19, and next, June 24, and 25th at the Estes Park High School Theater. The two-person cast stars Sean Johnson, an Estes Park native and musical theatre major at the University of Northern Colorado, and Lily Schmoker, also a theater major at UNC. Daddy Long Legs is an award-winning off-Broadway hit musical with book by John Caird (director of Les Miserables) and music and lyrics by Paul Gordon (East of Eden). It is based on the 1912 novel of the same name by Jean Webster. Set in turn-of-the-century New England, the musical follows Jerusha Abbott, who

Lost Penny At Performance Park This Saturday

has grown up in an orphanage but is sent to college by a mysterious benefactor so she may learn to be a writer. She can never know who he is, so dubs him "Daddy Long Legs" after seeing his elongated shadow. The musical’s soaring melodies and heartwarming story make it wildly popular with all who see it. Denise Stookesberry, who recently directed Disenchanted and Spitfire Grill for the Fine Arts Guild, will direct the musical with pianist Cynthia Hunt, stage manager Kathy Littlejohn, and with a set designed by the legendary Greig Steiner. The Fine Arts Guild of the Rockies is Get your tickets now for the opening excited to present the first free concert in of this very special musical. You don’t our summer concert series at Performwant to miss it! Tickets and more inforance Park! Lost Penny is an Americana, mation at Bluegrass, and Country band led by frontwomen Erin Dahlby on mandolin and Nadine on guitar. Their harmony focused style is backed up by clever and memorable songwriting and includes covers that don’t fit into any of those genres. As likely to sing about dogs and

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

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The McDailey’s To Perform At The YMCA Of The Rockies June 20

EveryHeart Ministries Gathering At YMCA Of The Rockies

EveryHeart Ministries will appear at Performance Park on Friday, June 17 at 7:00 p.m. They will also appear at the YMCA on Saturday, June 18 at 7:00 p.m. in Hyde Chapel. EveryHeart Ministries consists of six teams of young adults seeking to travel the country to serve and create space for people to encounter Jesus Christ. In addition to Estes Park, the teams will be spreading their message in Minneapolis MN, Kalamazoo MI, Hilton Head Island SC, Oklahoma City OK, Omaha NE, and many other locations throughout the country, The event will be an music filled worship gathering in Estes Park, CO bringing people together in a mission to see

every heart met and sent by the love of Jesus! This event is open to everyone! Please bring someone with you and help spread the word! To find out more about the EveryHeart movement, please us the following link. This concert is a part of the Chapel Ministry’s 2022 Summer Worship Fest program. The next concert will be offered by Theater for the Thirsty, on Sunday, June 26. To learn more about the YMCA Chapel Ministry and 2022 Summer Worship Fest at activities/chapel-ministry

The McDailey’s, a Bluegrass/Americana-Roots trio, will be performing a free show on Monday, June 20 at 7 p.m. outdoors at the Maude Jellison Library located on the campus of the YMCA of the Rockies Estes Park Center. This is part of the Summer 2022 Magical Mondays@The Maude series. Every Monday evening (except July 4th) at 7 p.m. at the Maude Jellison Library a special performance will take place free and open

to the public. In case of rain the shows will be moved inside to the lower level of the library. For information on future performances call 970-586-3341 extension 1133. Directions to the Maude Jellison Library: Upon entering the YMCA grounds from Spur route 66, take the second left turn which is at the top of the slope. Take the first right turn into the parking lot of Hyde Chapel from where the library is easily accessed.


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I just got back from Nevada for a granddaughter’s high school graduation. I’m glad I went and got to visit with my son and all the family, but there is something wrong with me and airports. I have a Global pass, I am well over the age of special checking, I can wear a jacket and shoes, why is it I cannot get through security without a hassle? There is something about airports and me. Either it is security, or I lose something like an earring or iPad. This time I thought I had it made. No..., first thing I beeped and there was no reason for that. I had to be patted down all the while the TSA agent was telling me jokes to make me feel comfortable. For example: “Where does Captain Hook shop?” “A secondhand store.” I did not dare laugh! I am always checked for gunpowder on my hands. Did you know that some hand creams contain a similar chemical? O. K. now to return home. In the Reno airport my driver’s license would not scan. It has always scanned before. Seemed I had a piece of tape on it as a tab to pull it out of my wallet. Then my iPad had to be taken out of my carry on. Never had to do that before. Of course, I beeped and another pat down. “You have to take off your shoes” says the man. I balked at that. I would not unless they put them back on. O.K., can skip that. They gave me a piece of paper to say I was checked. The other agent said I did

not need it. I threw it away only to be asked for it. I had them so confused the agent finally just let me go. Never did find that paper. I got home to find my rhubarb was going wild. I have harvested quite a bit and will make a few dishes for some potlucks I am going to attend. I did find a new idea as to what to fix with it. I made pickled rhubarb. It turned out rather different and tasty.

Sweet Pickled Rhubarb 4-5 stalks of trimmed and cut on bias. I did about 1/3 thick. (more or less depends on size.) 1 large strip of lemon zest. I did two. 1 cup sugar 2/3 cup water 2/3 cup red wine vinegar 2/3 tsp. salt 1 large quart jar, boiled in water. Combine rhubarb and lemon zest and pack in jar. Boil rest of ingredients and carefully pour over rhubarb. Be sure all is covered. Cover with tight fitting cover and cool 2 hours. Refrigerate at least 2 days. Pickles last at least two weeks, (but I think longer). Next time I am adding a hot pepper, like a jalapeno. My email: Bon Appétit.

Anglers To Get High-Water Tips Is high water keeping you at home when you’d like to be fishing? The Big Thompson and the streams in Rocky Mountain National Park are swollen, but have you noticed the guide services take people out every day? And they catch fish! Come learn how. Join Alpine Anglers for our June meeting to hear Andrew Limmiatis explain how to catch fish in these high-water conditions. Andrew was a guide in the Estes Valley for more than eight years, so he had to learn to catch trout in all conditions. He’ll offer advice on fly patterns and techniques that can be effective during runoff. And while he probably won’t disclose his favorite spots, he’ll at least describe the kind of water that offers the greatest chance for success. Andrew will share the program with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service fisheries biologist Chris Kennedy. Chris manages

the fisheries program in RMNP and always has a full summer of catching, sampling, and counting trout. He’ll detail his RMNP fisheries fieldwork schedule for this summer. Chris always needs volunteers to help him catch fish—either by electro-fishing or what he has come to call “hook and line sampling.” Either approach is fun and enlightening, so come find out how you can help. The meeting is Thursday, June 23rd from 6:30-9:00 p.m. at the American Legion Hall in Estes Park. It’s open to the public, so if you fish or want to fish for science, come join us.

Ollie, Dakota And Ash Need New, Loving Homes Ollie is about nine months old. She lived on a farm but family health reasons have brought her to us. She is a nice dog that is good with other dogs, cats and even horses. Ollie has a moderate to high energy level. She will do best in an active home. She is used to other animals so we think it will be best for her to Ollie have some other animal friends. Ash is about three years old. He is very loving and affectionate and an all around sweet and fun guy. He has lived with dogs and seems just fine with them. Ash is on a special diet for bladder stones and does great on it. Dakota is about two years old. She is a Russian Blue mix. She seems to do just fine with other kitties. A mellow dog would be okay. She is up to date on shots and spayed. Both of these sweet cats and Ollie are currently living at the Pet Lodge. Call (970) 286-1652 to meet any of these awesome pets. All pets are offered through the Pet Association of Estes Park, a non-profit organization that is your local humane society. You can make a tax-deductible donation to the Pet Association by sending your check to P.O. Box 4342, Estes Park, CO 80517.



Casting Lessons At Scott Ponds Andrew Limmiatis will be offering free casting lessons at Scott Ponds through August on the last Friday of each month from 10:0011:00 a.m. Remaining dates will be June 24, July, 29 and Aug 26. These lessons are put on by Trout Unlim-

ited and Andrew will have Trout Unlimited brochures for anyone that is looking to join. A limited number of rods will be available for use or those interested may bring their own. For any questions please call Andrew Limmiatis at 970-473-4555.

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Frederiksen Returns To Rooftop

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Miss Rodeo America is proud of her roots, which are rooted in Colorado Before she was Miss Rodeo America … Before she was Miss Rodeo Colorado … Hailey Frederiksen was just a girl who grew up on a ranch along the foothills of the Rocky Mountains just on the east side of Interstate 25. She was involved in 4H for nearly a dozen years, showing sheep. She grew up making the cloverleaf pattern in barrel racing like her mother did and watching her father team rope. Caring for animals and caring for others is in her blood, and she’s passionate about rodeo. She will return to this year’s Rooftop Rodeo, set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 6-Monday, July 11, at Granny May Arena in Estes Park inside the Estes Park Fairgrounds. “Growing up in this Western lifestyle has taught me this work ethic, has taught me this passion,” said Frederiksen, who is originally from Platteville, Colorado, now living in Wellington, Colorado. “I couldn’t imagine living any other way.” She is the first member of her family to graduate from college, earning a bachelor’s degree in animal science with a minor in agriculture business from Colorado State University. She is in the middle of her reign, then she plans to return to school to get her master’s degree in agricultural communications. Frederiksen was crowned Miss Rodeo America during the pageant this past December Las Vegas, which took place in conjunction with the National Finals Rodeo. She is spending this year as the sport’s biggest ambassador, and in the process, she will revisit some of her favorite rodeos and locations. Having grown up just 45 miles away, Estes Park is one of those. “I am a rodeo queen dad, and I am always excited to have rodeo royalty come to the Rooftop,” said Mark Purdy, chairman of Estes Park Western Heritage Inc.,

a group of volunteers that works with the town of Estes Park to produce the annual rodeo. “Hailey is a delight to be around, and we are excited to welcome her back to Estes Park any time she wants to come. “For me, it’s always a special event when a Colorado lady wins Miss Rodeo America. We are excited to honor Hailey for her work and her successes.” Because of the nationwide pandemic, Frederiksen served two terms as Miss Rodeo Colorado. There were no pageants in 2020, so she served a limited role that year; she was a little busier in 2021, making her way to PRCA rodeos across the state and across the country representing her state and the sport. There is excitement that the country is coming back to more normalcy, and it helps her fulfill her duties with honor as Miss Rodeo America. “Winning the Miss Rodeo America pageant has been a dream come true and so much more,” she said. “I’ve met Miss Rodeo Americas throughout the years, and I just looked a them and could imagine that being myself. I find myself pinching myself to see if this is real. I still can’t believe it.” Her honor comes from the way she was raised and the people she’s met along her path in life. It’s what’s enabled her to be at the top of her own mountain and celebrate it in the sport she loves with the people who helped make it happen. “I believe I’ve put in the work for it,” Frederiksen said. “It’s a lot more than hair, makeup and rhinestones. We’re cowgirls. I tell young girls who want to do this, ‘Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty.’ ” Hailey Frederiksen isn’t, and it’s why she wears the tiara.

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Pride In The Park

By: Jenn Bass, Organizer

Pride in the Park is Estes Park’s first weekend long celebration from June 24th-26th including a family friendly outdoor Pride celebration on the 25th starting at The Slab from 12 until 6-ish. The public event will not only have guest speakers, some vendors but will include and incredible music lineup! The headliner from the event is Grace DeVine hailing from Denver. She is in the list of Westword’s top 15 bands to watch. We will have a DJ as well other local musicians that are LGBTQ+ supporters. This event will be fun but not all fluff. I am collecting teams of nonprofit resources that will provide support for our community. The speakers will also have ASL interpreters to make this event as inclusive as possible to the public. Outside of this community event there will be opportunities for special evening

events to enjoy throughout the weekend. Friday at 1:30 The Historic Park Theater has opened their space for a Drag Queen makeover which will include a natural look and a more dramatic one followed by a catwalk lesson from 1:003:30 p.m. and is open to all. (Bring those high heels!) Friday and Saturday night Lonigan’s has donated their back room for live drag queen shows with different performers and hostess each night. Saturday evening will also have an event at Chippers bowling alley called Punks and Pride. That money is to help raise fund for an updated skate park for our youth and other fun loving misfits. Sunday morning there will an opportunity to purchase tickets in advance for Drag Queen Bingo at The Dunraven, breakfast buffet will be available to purchase. This weekend long event is to shed a loving light on our LGBTQ+ community! Our town is growing and evolving and I want the youth, in particular, to know that they are loved, supported and has actual help at their fingertips. Not to mention some of our longtime residents who still may be apprehensive to “come out.” The goal of the weekend is to show love, diversity, inclusivity, accessibility, resources to our community, as well as surrounding ones. Oh and, needless to say… fun!





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Community Yard Sale June 25

The sale will be held at the Estes Park There will be a Community Yard Sale Masonic Lodge parking lot, 1820 S. St. held on Saturday, June 25th – (weather Vrain Ave. Outdoor spaces are for rent permitting). Setup will be at 7 a.m. and open to pub- to sell your merchandise for $20.00. Call 970-577-8585 or 970-658-0184 for lic from 8 a.m. until 12 noon. more information.

New Yoga And The Word Classes Offered By Alicia Cossota Alicia Cossota owner of Zoomet Yoga LLC is proud to announce weekly Yoga and The Word classes in two locations. The gentle non-denominational, faith based yoga classes are scheduled on Mondays at 11:30 at St. Francis Angelican Church located at 3480 St. Francis Way and on Thursdays at

10:30 at 600 S. St. Vrain, Unit 1 in the Jazzercise location. Classes are donation based with no membership required. All experience levels are welcome. Come as you are and leave feeling rejuvenated; body, mind and spirit. For more information, contact Alicia at or visit her website which you can find at

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Tickets To Gala At The Old Gallery In Allenspark On Sale

The Old Gallery in Allenspark has announced its hosting its 12th Annual Gala on Saturday, July 9 after a two-year hiatus. “We weren’t able to have The Gala,

are four levels of sponsorships available, ranging from $1,500 for a table of eight to $3,000. There will be a cash bar. Tickets can be purchased online at

of services include the twice-monthly Community Cupboard Food Bank, Community Closet, concerts, yoga and wellness classes, tourist information and providing a home to local and regional artists to display and sell their creations. Other upcoming events at The Old Gallery include a performance by awardwinning singer/songwriter Shanna in a Dress on Friday, July 1 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. She is premiering her new album, Robot, which was funded through a Kickstarter campaign. “I actually hit my fundraising goal for the album at my last performance at The Old Gallery before COVID hit, so I am very excited to perform there again. It’s a fabulous venue and the community there is so special.” Tickets are $20 and available online or at The Old Gallery. There will be a cash bar. The Old Gallery will also host its annual Hogabluesa: BBQ, Blues & Beer on Saturday August 20 from 6-9 p.m. The

featured bank is regional blues favorite Mojomamma, who was named a semifinalist in the International Blues Challenge, the largest blues competition in the world. The event will be catered by Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ and will take place outdoors at The Kelley House at The Hilltop Guild at 18720 Highway 7 in Allenspark. Tickets are $40 and include a BBQ dinner. Tickets and available online or at The Old Gallery. There will be a cash bar. “This is the 11th Annual Hogabluesa event, although it would have been our 13th year had it not been for the pandemic. We’re holding it at The Hilltop Guild because the venue allows more people to attend,” added Von Wald. The Old Gallery is a center for community, arts and visitors and is located at 14863 Hwy. 7 in Allenspark. It is only 20 minutes from Estes Park and Lyons.

Shanna in a Dress Mojomamma

our biggest fundraiser, for the past two years because of COVID-19. Otherwise this would have been the 14th Annual event,” said The Old Gallery Board President Laurie Von Wald. “We’re thrilled that we can invite the community to join us for a very special evening up here in Allenspark.” The Gala is from 5-9 p.m. and features a catered meal by Spice of Life and a live and silent auction, with proceeds benefiting The Old Gallery and its’ mission. Individual tickets are $90 each and there or at The Old Gallery between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. daily. Live auction items include a threenight stay in a penthouse at the Signature Suites in Las Vegas and a week-long stay at an two-bedroom oceanfront condominium in Cozumel. “We’re also looking for auction items from local vendors,” said Von Wald. “Our 25 talented regional artists will also be donating original creations. The Old Gallery provides a wide range Live auction items include a three-night stay at the Signature Suites in Las Vegas.

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Award Winning Fiber Art On Display At The Art Center of Estes Park

Excellence Award -Beth Marx – “Grape Vine”

If you are fiber lover, join us at the Art Center of Estes Park to enjoy the national fiber show FACE of Fiber in the Rockies. This exhibit will be on display June 10-July 16, 2022, the Center is open daily from 11-5 p.m. The show is filled with color, texture, and creative techniques! This year, we have 29 artists who were juried into the exhibit and will be displaying 61 pieces. We will also have five award winners displaying a single piece in the 2022 show for a total of 66 pieces. These artists are from Colorado, across the nation, and we also have two international artists, one from France and one

richer in person. Don’t miss the show. Here are the 2022 Artists and the Award Winners: Anne Bowers WV, David Johnson-CO, Sandy Shelenberger-OH, Peg Collins-CO, Peg Max MorrisCO, Elinor SiglerFrance, Edna Devai-CO, Beth Marx-CA, Joan Sowada-WY, Judith Dios-BC, Mary McCauley-CO, Karen Stalgren-CO, Diana S. Fox-CO, Mimsi Milton-CO, Andra Stanton-CO, Mary Gorman-CO, Liz Moncrief-WA, Kathleen TheriaultCO, Kathryn HallCO, Ruth Murayama-CO, S. A.

Best of Show- David Johnson- “Transformation”

Cynthia Jarest-CO Deborah J. LaneCO Sandy Schorling-CO 2022 Award Winners • Best of Show David Johnson“Transformation” tapestry Excellence Awards Beth Marx – “Grape Vine” – felted vest Mimsi Milton“Wings and Seeds” – stitched -mixed media Peg Collins – “Crossroads” quilt • Judges Awards – Judge Susan Sears – Peg Collins “Medallion” – quilt Excellence Award -Peg Collins-“Crossroads" Judge Jean Exhibit can be seen on these links Scorgie – Liz Moncrief – ‘’Cedar and Mesa’’- woven scarf Judge Margaret Tullis – Andy We are very grateful to our judges Jean Stanton –“Three Corn Maidens”Scorgie, Susan Sears, and Margaret quilt Tullis. This is a very difficult show to as• Fiber Organization Awards sign awards because of the wide variety Complex Weavers – Liz Monof work. crief – “That’s A Wrap”- woven The FACE committee has put in neverscarf ending hours to bring this exhibit to Surface Design – Beth Marx – Estes Park, but we all think it is worth it! “Spattered Ink on Words” – felted We keep hearing, it is a favorite show! dress Thank you for your support, from the Handweavers of America- Anne FACE of Fiber Committee, Lis Lord, Bowers- Shell #2 -basket Kathy Snyders, Anne Sneary, Barb Patty Volker Award -given by Richards, Sue Doylen, Chris Switzer, and Estes Park Area Weavers Guild – Pauline Bustamante. Edna Devai – “Elusive Lights” linen woven table topper

Patty Volker Award- Edna Devia- “Elusive Lights"

from British Columbia. These artists have amazed us with their creativity, originality, and quality of work. Every year, we enjoy opening the shipping boxes and welcoming the hand-delivered work to view the exciting possibilities of fiber art. The art is even

Thompson-AZ, Bev Haring-CO, Barbara Olsen-CO, David van Buskirk-CO, Ronni Hunter-CO, Ann-Marie PhelenHartman-CO, Linda Waddle-CA, Erlene Roberts Irwin-CO and Tina Rae CO. Winners 2021 Nancy K. Bollard-AZ Dani Ives-AR

35th Anniversary Award – given by Chris Switzer- Peg McMorris – “Peacock Feathers” woven scarf The FACE Excellence Award -Mimsi Milton - Wings and Seeds (Cicada Wings)

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WHEN ‘HAPPY FATHERS DAY’…ISN’T! Researchers tell us that ‘Mothers Day’ is the #1 holiday in terms of outreach to family members, next to Christmas. More phone calls are made, more cards are sent, and more floral arrangements are shipped to mothers across the United States than any other time of the year. ‘Fathers Day’…not so much! Why? Is very clear. ‘Happy Mothers Day’ wishes are usually deserved by a mother who has ‘carried’ a child in her womb for nine months, and then cared for that child through early years of life. To be known, there are exceptions as some mothers choose not to give birth, or neglect that child’s life, showing unworthiness for her God-given’ role. However, the ‘positive picture’ of child care is totally different when looking at ‘fathers’ and their acceptance of their role. Here’s what researchers tell us: 23% of children never get to call anyone ‘Dad’; 17.4 million children…one/fourth of all children…live in ‘fatherless’ homes; ‘father-absenteeism is the greatest cause of the ‘social ills’ in children’s lives; children living in ‘fatherless’ homes’ are 297% more likely to carry guns and do drugs. So, in a day when politicians and others are trying to ‘fix’ the violent crime problem by blaming guns and youth mental health for the problem, they totally disregard the major problem of ‘fathers’, who, while they ‘father’ children…often in multiple women…refuse to ‘be’ a ‘parent… father, to those children. As long as that continues, violent crime, drug abuse, and other ‘social Ills’ will continue to escalate. Having said that, there are many ‘real’ fathers out there who are well-deserving of honor on ‘Fathers Day’ and we pay tribute to them this week. Author Irma Bombeck portrayed some of the qualities of ‘good father’ in her depiction of God ‘creating’ a man. She wrote: “When God was creating fathers he started with a tall frame. An angel standing nearby said: ‘What kind of a father is that? If you’re going to make children so close to the ground, why do you put fathers up so high? He won’t be able to shoot marbles without kneeling. He won’t be able to tuck a child in bed without bending. He won’t even be able to kiss a child ‘good night’ without stooping. God smiled and said: ‘Yes, but if I make him child-size, who will the children have to look up to?’ And when God made his hands, they were large…the angel shook his head and said,’ I don’t think you want to make hands that large. Large hands are clumsy. They can’t manage diaper pins, small buttons, rubber bands on pony tails, or even remove splinters caused by baseball bats’. God smiled again and said, ‘I know, but they’re large enough to hold anything a small boy empties from his pockets at the end of the day, yet small enough to cup a child’s face in his hands.’ When the angel questioned man’s long legs and broad shoulders. God smiled and said: ‘A mother needs a lap but a father needs strong shoulders to pull a sled, balance a boy on his bicycle, or hold a sleepy head on the way home from the circus’. In response to the question about man’s large feet, God smiled and said, ‘They’ll work, you’ll see! They’ll scare off mice at the summer cabin, and leave footprints that will be a challenge to follow.’ God worked throughout the night, giving the father few words, but a firm voice and eyes that saw everything. Finally, almost as an afterthought, he added tears. Then he turned to the angel and said: ‘Now are you satisfied that he can love as much as a mother?’ And the angel was silent.” (From Bruce Howell) ‘Happy Father’s Day’ to all God’s created men who strive to fill their role. Bob Lewis

June 17 - June 23




Invitation To The 2022 Free Tuesday Evening Annual "Burning Issues" Lecture Program At The Y "Y" campers and the public are invited to the 46th Annual Robert M. Lawrence Burning Issues Lecture Series for 2022, conducted at the "Y", free of charge. The presentations will be every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m., through August 9, in the Boone Family Mountain Center Presentation Room. Note the change of venue directions are provided below. These lectures/discussions are delivered by professors and other highly experienced specialists in their fields. Some also are lecturers in the Colorado State University (CSU) Osher Life-Long Learning Institute - a popular adult education program conducted in some 140 U.S. universities. For you who are interested in current domestic and international affairs, please join us in exploring: 6/21 "Search and Rescue in Rocky Mountain National Park. How to avoid needing to be rescued," Climbing Ranger Mike Lukens. June 21: Mike Lukens is the climbing and wilderness program supervisor at Rocky Mountain National Park. Mike has been involved with the search and rescue program and in preventative search and rescue (PSAR) outreach since starting with the park in 2011. Mike is originally from Port Angeles WA. He currently lives in Estes Park full time with his family. Mike will be joined by additional National Park Service employees who will share their experiences in SAR and tips for being safe in the park. Abstract: The presentation will cover search and rescue in Rocky Mountain National Park, lessons learned from past SAR incidents, and will give audience members an overview on how to plan for success for backcountry travel in the park.

6/28 "What Became of the Last Child in the Woods?" Dr. Del Benson, CSU Prof, Ret. 7/5 "Social Media: Pervasive, Invasive, and Persuasive," Jim Isaak, President Emeritus of the IEEE Computer Society. 7/12 "The Greatest Good: Emergency Planning for Natural Disasters," Dr. David Wolf, EV Fire Dept. Chief. 7/19 "Dr. Suess and the Consequences of the Military Competition between the US and the Russian Federation," Dr. Robert Meroney, CSU Prof, Ret. 7/26 "Deploying the Hubble Space Telescope from Space Shuttle Discovery," Col. Loren Schriver, USAF, Ret, Astronaut. 8/2 "Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park: Then & Now, revised edition," Dr. James Pickering, Ret, and Derek Fortini, Director, EP Museum. 8/9 "Report on the U.S. Economy," Dr. John Olienik, CSU Prof, Ret. Directions: In Estes Park, US 34 from Loveland intersects US 36 at MacDonald's and turns right. However, US 36 from Lyons turns left onto Elkhorn St. Follow "US 36" and "RMNP" signs to Moraine Ave and turn left. In two miles, cross the intersection at Mary's Lake Rd., and move to the left lane for 1/4 mi. County "66", plus "YMCA" signs take you left onto Tunnel Rd./66. (US 36 continues west into Rocky Mtn. Natl. Park.) In 2.5 mi the YMCA entrance is on the right. From Tunnel Rd./66 to the "Y campus" is Association Drive which passes the tennis courts and mini-golf course on the left. Across from them is the first stop sign. Turn right and follow signs to “Boone Family Mountain Center.” Park in the large parking lot and enter the front doors of the Mountain Center. The presentation room is on the lower level. Please join us.

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Come Garden With Us! Estes Valley Community Garden has some plots available to rent for the 2022 season, and it is not too late to get started. There is plenty of time to plant now for a nice harvest of your chosen crops throughout the summer and into very early October. If you pass by the garden, located at the corner of Manford Avenue and Commu-

nity Drive, you’ll see that planting and sprouting are underway. The hungry ground squirrels are an ongoing “pandemic,” but we are working on improving management strategies while trying to keep the Garden as organic as possible. If you’d like a plot, take a quick trip to and follow the "Get a Plot" link. You will find an application form that can be emailed directly to us. You too could be renting one of the 4'x 10' plots and enjoying a harvest of vegetables, small fruits, or flowers in the coming

Succulent Tiny Garden Classes

Back by popular demand: succulent "Tiny Garden" classes through the Hilltop Guild at the Kelley House in Allenspark. Come plant with Emily! Each participant will make three “tiny gardens” in choices of teacups, teapots, gravy boats, creamers, soup cups/bowl or other kinds of “pots.” $20 sign up fee includes succulents, dirt, dressings, garden trinkets & your choice of three: teacups, teapots, gravy boats, creamers, soup cups/bowl and lots of other “pots.” Classes will be offered: Sat., June 25th, 10:00-12:00, Sat., July th 9 , 10:00-12:00, Thursday, July 14th 5:00-7:00, Weds. July, 27th, 1:00-3:00 For the above classes each person will get to keep their favorite two “tiny gardens” and one will be donated to the Hilltop Guild to sell at our Annual Bazaar on Saturday, August 6th. For the following classes the fee is $25 and you get to keep all three of your creations. Weds. August, 10th, 3:00-5:00 Sat., August 20th 10:00-12:00

Thurs August 25th, 1:00-3:00 The Hilltop Guild is not a club, not a society, not a commercial venture, but a productive and creative association of residents returning the fruits of their labors to areas of need in the greater Allenspark community. The Hilltop Guild was started in the early 1930s, and today The Hilltop Guild’s Philanthropic Activities include scholarships to graduates from Allenspark, Lyons & Estes Park, low interest loans to students to further their education and donations to the Allenspark Fire Protection District; Native American schools, Crossroads Center (Estes Park); Aging Services of Boulder County & Special Disaster Relief & other non-profits in the area. The Hilltop Guild is an amazing group of ladies and they are always looking for new members. Each class is limited to 15 participants and you can register by going online to or by contacting Emily at or 303-956-6232.

Estes Valley Community Garden in summer. Photo by Jan Pauley

de tierra también son una "pandemia" en curso, pero estamos trabajando para mejorar las estrategias de gestión miensummer. The $50 annual fee covers sup- tras intentamos mantener el Jardín lo port services, including irrigation, ormás ecológico posible. ganic fertilizer, compost for topping off, Sólo tienes que visitar y and garden waste disposal. seguir el enlace "Arrendar una parcela de If you miss out on the small number jardín.” Encontrarás un formulario de sonow available, applications are accepted licitud que nos puedes enviar directayear-round, with a first-come, firstmente por correo electrónico. Tú tamserved waiting list to hold your place in bién podrías alquilar una de las 4'x10’ line until a plot becomes available for parcelas y disfrutar de una cosecha de you. hortalizas, pequeños frutos o flores en el We try to arrange sponsorships that próximo verano. La cuota anual de 50 cover the cost of plot rental for those dólares cubre los servicios de apoyo, inwho are unable to afford the annual fee. cluyendo el riego (mangas y agua), el To apply for sponsorship, just check the abono orgánico, el compost para rellenar box, “I qualify for a sponsorship” using la parcela en primavera y la eliminación the income guidelines on the application de residuos del jardín. form. Si se ha perdido la posibilidad de If you are interested in sponsoring one adquirir el pequeño número de parcelas or more plots, please contact us at disponibles ahorase aceptan solicitudes durante todo el año, con una lista de esFor more information about the Estes pera por orden de llegada para mantener Valley Community Garden, or to apply su lugar en la fila hasta que haya una for a plot, visit our website at, parcela disponible para ti. or email the board at Intentamos organizar apadrinamientos que cubran la cuota anual de la parcela para aquellos que no pueden pagar. Para solicitar un apadrinamiento, basta con Estes Valley Community Garden tiene marcar la casilla "Cumplo los requisitos para un apadrinamiento" siguiendo las algunas parcelas disponibles para alquilar para la temporada 2022, y no es pautas de ingresos del formulario de sodemasiado tarde para empezar. Hay mu- licitud. Si estás interesado en patrocinar una o cho tiempo para plantar ahora y obtener una buena cosecha de los cultivos elegi- varias parcelas, ponte en contacto con dos durante todo el verano y hasta prin- nosotros por cipios de octubre. Para obtener más información sobre el Si durante el verano o el otoño pasaste Estes Valley Community Garden, o para solicitar una parcela, visita nuestra por el Jardín, situado en la esquina de página web en, o envía un Manford Avenue y Community Drive, verás que la siembra y la germinación es- correo electrónico a tán en marcha. Las hambrientas ardillas

¡Ven a cultivar un jardín con nosotros!

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“It’s Not About You” By: Larry Strong

life’s purpose. ” Men on Fire At Men On Fire we desire to become better men as husbands, dads, brothers, I remember reading these first four and friends. We consider the Word of words in Chapter One of Rick Warren’s God a truthful and reliable resource how best-selling book, The Purpose Driven to grow as men so that we can serve and Life. Frankly, I didn’t think that short fulfill our God given purpose more efsentence was the most warm and fuzzy fectively. We’re not gurus. We still have way to begin a book. I had experienced a lot more questions than answers. personal and professional struggles, We’re just guys with an itch to line pain and brokenness. I thought I up and live out our purpose “on had at least encountered purpose. ” enough trials and tests to figure out that the universe didn’t Men On Fire is a non-derevolve around me—anynominational community more. But these four words based band of brothers dedihit me smack dab in the cated to equipping, preparmiddle of someplace. That ing and inspiring men for a “someplace” ended up being committed life of service to a good place. Jesus Christ and the world. We believe our purpose stems You see the real question for from our faith and we are all on a all of us is, “what on earth are we journey. here for? ” Sharing our journey happens every SatI want to encourage you that our lives represent a purpose far greater than our urday at Breakfast with a Purpose at the American Legion at 8:00 a.m. Regardless own personal fulfillment, pleasure or of where you’re at on your journey you happiness. To quote the book, “The search for the purpose of life has puzzled will be welcome. people for thousands of years. That’s beSo come hang out with us for awesome cause we typically begin at the wrong food, faith and fellowship. You will be starting point—ourselves. We ask selfencouraged as well as an encourager to centered questions like what do I want to someone else and most likely have some be? What should I do with my life? What laughs along the way. All men are welare my dreams for my future? But focus- come. From out of town? Join us! ing on ourselves will never reveal our Stay strong! Lead on!

Happy 40th Wedding Anniversary Dr. Mark & Susan Synovec Happy 40th Wedding Anniversary! You have come a long way since becoming middle school sweethearts. Congratulations on 40 years of love, laughs, and friendship! May there be many more! Your loving children and grandsons

Flatirons Church Meeting Sundays At 11 At Reel Mountain Theater to do. One of my life verses come from 1 John 4:20, where John says, “Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love By: Dr. Larry Yarrington their brother and sister, whom they have As a Christian I have put my faith in seen, cannot love God, whom they have the belief that Jesus is the only way to not seen.” I may have it twisted a bit, but eternal life. I have also chosen to put my I do not think so. My love for God is faith into action by the way I live. It’s a clearly seen in my love for my neighbor. daily desire of mine to live like Jesus and If I do not live my life well in the horiI think I’m making good progress, but it zontal direction, my vertical connection wasn’t always this way. I remember is absent. Again, I find that I cannot do when I lacked compassion and this afthat perfectly or even well without comfected the way I lived out my faith. At panions to share my journey. The Holy times it has been my tendency to Spirit unites us in communion that is squeeze out emotion and replace it with sweet and is sweetest in moments of intellect. It seems like wisdom but is regrief or disappointment. True compasally a lack of caring. This can be devassion is something that flows from the tating to a person who is in grief. I can Holy Spirit because we believe in the argue a good life and talk about compas- works of Christ for a life that is full and sion, but if all you hear is intellectual re- over-flowing. Satan brings confusion, buttal, it steals from you the validity of and with confusion comes the seed of your pain. I have asked for prayer and doubt that can harden my heart and disaccountability. It has served to soften my connect me from my soul. Then I am edge. I now pause long enough to hear like a dead man walking around, thinkwhether things I want to say are approing I am living the good life. I encourage priate to the occasion. Even when I think you to listen to your soul. It knows the they are, I ask permission to share them. truthful connection. It communes with I also have found that if, like Jesus, I God’s Spirit and is quietly calling you present my thoughts in a story, my back. I’d like to invite you to join me and words are less advice, than merely saying others who are pursuing the things of this has worked for me. It may not fit for Christ together. We meet on Sundays at you. 11:00 a.m. in the Reel Mountain TheSatan rarely says something that is ater. patently false for anyone to see. He just For more information, send us an twists it a shade. The answer is always to email at lean into faith. But often that is difficult

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

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

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Community Church Celebrates 50 Years Of Worship son comfortable while meeting their individual spiritual and liturgical expectations. In October, Sunday School classes began and The Women of St. James held their first meeting. The beautiful stained glass windows, created by Jay Grooters of Estes Park, were purchased in 1973 through funds provided by member families as memorials; the windows in the vestibule were donated by the Thweat family. In 1974 the Episcopal Diocese proposed the sale of the property to the Community Church for $5,000. A contract alBy: Cindy Rockett lowing Episcopal Services to be held in “God has truly worked a miracle in our the building and granting the Episcopal midst. He has brought together a church Diocese the right of first refusal in the family from various denominational event the Community Church decided backgrounds, all walks of life and from to sell was signed on August 23rd. every area of the United States. God has Guest speakers and priests were invited blessed us with a church where His Son, to fill the pulpit during the first two Jesus Christ, is honored and woryears. Rex Roth became the pastor on shipped.” (taken from the 25th AnniverFebruary 15, 1974 and served in that sary brochure). position until his retirement in 2011. In the early 1920s, a log structure, During that time the church grew and known as St. James on the Mount, was was added onto at the rear and the front built and used for Episcopal worship and a fellowship hall was added at the services by summer residents between side for congregational gatherings and late June and early September. meetings. In 1972, because people had begun to Upon Pastor Roth’s retirement, a comlive full time in the area or spend more mittee was created to search for a new than a few months at their cabins, and pastor and on March 18, 2012, Jeff more residents had arrived, there was Blevins began his tenure with the hope by a few visionaries that a commuchurch. Unfortunately, Pastor Blevins nity, nondenominational church could suffered a critical illness and went to be co-exist with the Episcopal church with the Lord on October 14, 2021. which held services only during the There were several ministers who consummer. ducted services last summer and fall, inEven before the Community Church cluding Reverend Diana Boulter, Guest was established, there were plans in the Speaker Brother Timothy Brinkley and works to repair and remodel the buildPastor Ralph Patrick. Last fall, the coning used by the Episcopal church. Dedigregation asked Pastor Patrick to be cated supporters sent out a fundraising their Interim Pastor; he accepted and letter in January which resulted in concontinues to lead our worship services. tributions of $24,806.62. In May, work was started, both on the building, and on The “Church,” as Pastor Blevins noted, is not the building but is the congregathe formation of the new church. tion gathered within the walls. The Lord A group of 40 people met with the idea blessed that “new” congregation with of laying the spiritual foundation of this people who had the vision and then new church, a truly interdenominational worked to establish and to grow this community church firmly rooted in the house of worship and prayer. Bible and the teachings of Christ. RepreFifty years later, the Allenspark Comsentatives of the new church then asked munity Church has chosen Sunday, June for and received permission from the th as the day to celebrate 50 years of 26 Episcopal Diocese to share the building and the first service of the new Commu- devotion to God, through Jesus Christ, and of service to thousands of wornity Church was held on June 25, 1972. The dedication of the remodeled church shipers during that time. You are invited to join the celebration at 10:00 a.m. at was held on August 6th. the “little log church” at 16 Washington The Board of Governors was, on AuStreet where we will praise God for His gust 22nd, given the task of creating this blessings and guidance. new church concept: they were charged with the formation of a church to the lik- Now we celebrate 50 years of worship in our little log church in the heart of ing of the majority of the membership, and a church that would make each per- downtown Allenspark.

Estes Park Senior Citizens Center Menu June 20 – 24 Monday, Jun 20

BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwich w/ Baked Beans & coleslaw

Tuesday, Jun 21

Meatloaf w/ mashed potatoes, gravy & vegetables

Wednesday, Jun 22 Taco Salad w/ Chicken Thursday, Jun 23 Vegetarian Lasagna w/ garlic bread & side salad Friday, Jun 24

Shrimp Basket (8) w/ Homemade Chips & soup of the day

June 27 – July 1 Monday, Jun 27

Crispy Chicken Burrito w/ Rice & Beans & green chili on the side

Tuesday, Jun 28

BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich w/ Mac’n Cheese & coleslaw

Wed., Jun 29

Smothered Chicken (6 oz) (topped w/ mushrooms, green peppers & onions) w/ Mashed Potatoes & gravy

Thursday, Jun 30 Patty Melt Sandwich w/ Tomato Salad Friday, July 1

Signature Salad w/ (8 grilled) Shrimp (greens topped w/ tomatoes, corn, cheese, craisins, pecans & croutons) w/ ranch dressing

Meals are $7 for current 2022 EP Senior Citizens Center members and are by reservation only. (Or 3 meals for $20; use pre-paid meal tickets.) Exact cash or check payment required. Reservations must be made by 1:00 PM at least one business day in advance. Note, if you want to reserve a meal for Monday, June 20th, you need to call before 1:00 PM on Friday, June 17th. For reservations call 970-581-2195 and leave a detailed message. Pre-paid meal tickets and membership forms are available at the Estes Park Senior Citizens Center located at 1760 Olympian Lane and at

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

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Bike Estes Day- Combining “Bike To Work Day” And The “Costume Bike Parade” Into One Day of Biking Fun June 22 Plans are coming together to make this years Bike Estes Day the best yet! Come join the fun with a full day of biking activities. Bike Estes Day is an Estes Park tradition that celebrates cycling of all kinds. The day combines Colorado’s “Bike to Work Day” in the morning with the annual “Costume Bike Parade” and after party with live music in the evening, to form a full day focused on bicycles and community fun. Bike to Work Day is a national event that Colorado celebrates annually in June. The Costume Bike Parade has been a fun Estes Park annual event for many years. BIKE TO WORK DAY Start your day on June 22 by joining the community for Bike to Work Day at the town’s Visitor Center from 6 am to 9 a.m. Coffee and breakfast items and treats will be provided. There will also be activities for the kids, a bike maintenance stand, and information booths. So please stop by to show your support of biking and enjoy the festivities. All are welcome regardless of your mode of transportation! COSTUME BIKE PARADE and AFTER PARTY The Costume Bike Parade is a unique, fun filled opportunity for the whole family to dress up in fun costumes, decorate your bike and join your neighbors and community for a leisurely bike ride through downtown from the Visitors

Center to Performance Park. Police will escort the riders, and at the end of the parade, there will be live music and a Pizza Party! The fun starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Visitors Center, where there will be volunteers to help put decorations on your bike, and decorations are provided. Promptly at At 6 p.m., the bike parade starts, with a police escort stopping traffic at all of the intersections. The parade goes right through the middle of downtown and ends at Performance Park. Don’t forget to wear a costume! There will be prizes for best costumes, so don’t be the only one who didn’t dress up. AFTER PARTY Once the parade gets to Performance Park, the fun really begins. The band "The Really Most Sincerely Dead" will be performing, there will be kids games and a Pizza Party where pizza will be provided. For more information, contact Mike Lewelling, President of the Estes Park Cycling Coalition by email at

Estes Park Men’s Golf Association Results For Week of June 13, 2022 CONGRATS TO ALL WINNERS – Net scores Jeff Lindberg 68 Jim Toresdahl 69 Al Wagner 71 Mike Johnston 71 Roger Galloway 71 Zach Weir 72 Drew Webb 72 Wayne Anderson 72 Steve Nagl 73 Tandy Brown 73 Guy Tritico 73 Frank Bartholomew 73 Robert Wilczek 73 John Tessler 74 Pete Smith 74 Jim Mathis 74 Mike Riley 75 Paul Beeson 75 Tom Keyworth 75 Bill Reed 75

Ken Czarnowski 75 John Krueger 75 Steve Poznic 75 Rod Unruh 76 Tom McNeil 76 Sam Beeler 76 Steve Wirrig 76 Larry Murphy 76 Brian Kelly 76 FIRST ROUND 55+ STROKE PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP – Gross Scores Drew Webb 80 Al Wagner 81 Tandy Brown 83 Larry Nosbish 85 Ray Leaycraft 86 Greg Fyfe 87 Jim Sulzbach 91 Matt Quinn 92 Kirk Miller 93 Paul Beeson 95 Scott Dorman 97 Stan Gengler 104

Estes Park Women’s Golf Association Results For June 14th, 2022 Tuesday was the 1st round of the annual Presidents Cup Match Play competition. The 1st Round Winners are: Bonnie Rumsey, Ursula Geiger, Claudia Irwin, Pam Vendegna, Judi Cunningham, Johanna Gengler, Laura Mulder. The “follow the field” game was Par 4 A Day, only the par 4’s count for the competition. The winners are:

1st Place-Dot Dorman 2nd Place-Kathy Bryson We invite any women golfers to join our Tuesday group at the 18 Hole Course for some fun and a little competition. Contact President, Carla Spreng-Webb for more information.

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

Happy Father's Day! Love, Katrina and Callum xxx ooo

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OPEN HOUSE Saturday, June 18 11am-1pm 3490 Saint Francis Way $1,080,000 MLS # 965326 • Join Dan for a light lunch and tour this lovely home in desirable Little Valley. • Gorgeous 8+ acre property complete with green house and indoor RV parking • Enter to win a $50 Amazon gift card!

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Happy Father’s Day!

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Electrifying By: Judi Smith

Our beautiful forests are recovering, according to an article in our home town newspaper this week. The Fern Lake Fire, in 2012, was followed eight years

Colorado’s green pastures has long been considered a mecca of clean water and clean air. In an effort to lower our greenhouse gas emissions (ghg), the Colorado legislature has passed several


later by the East Troublesome Fire, which, among other wilderness areas, burned the Fern Lake Trail again. Now, 21 months later, it has recovered enough to allow people back in to view the regeneration, and the wildlife that has returned to the area. The reporter, Tim Mosier, saw elk, turkeys, ducks and moose on one weekend hike. Fire recovery is good. Fire prevention is better. The other local paper also contains an RMNP article explaining that our National Park is doing its best to reduce hazardous fuels, dead trees and logs, lower limbs, and “ladder fuels” -- to minimize the possibility of another fire. However, the article also states that private property owners must participate to ensure safety. Having been evacuated in 2020 and faced that threat again in 2021, although not actually ordered to do so, I am in favor of all we can do to mitigate chances of a repeat. See / to know what to do. Another article, in both local papers, discusses our water quality. Having seen what happened in Flint, MI and some other communities, water quality and availability was a specific point when we researched a forever home. Estes water is so good that we take it with us when we travel by car, rather than reverting to the bottled water we use when we travel by plane. Patients with lung conditions are still sent here for recovery, just as F.O. Stanley was. Estes is truly a paradise, but how long will that last? Pursuant to President Biden’s Executive Order requiring federal agencies to minimize waste and support recycled products, Deb Haaland, Secretary of the Interior, issued one of her own, requiring her Department, including the national parks, to identify non-hazardous, environmentally preferable alternatives to single use plastic products and packaging. We will soon see changes inside Rocky Mountain National Park and others across the nation, aimed at being plastic-free by 2032. And all of the above is just one week’s offerings in the local papers!

Bills in the last year and Governor Polis just signed HB22-1355 (Producer Responsibility Program) and HB22-1159 (Circular Economy Center) into law, completing this year’s congressional accomplishments on ecological sustainability. Estes Park, of course, has made its own strides in this direction. Although we have been very lucky this year, with the late snowfall adding to our annual moisture, it is important to do everything we can to protect our local paradise. The recent Estes Sustainability Task Force enumerated 52 ways we could protect our environment. With 52 possibilities (some of which have multiple choices within them), we can surely find something that we, as a community, can do to protect the air and the water, the wildlife, and the people of the Estes Valley. Then again, in April of 2021 Boulder, Denver, and Fort Collins ranked 1st, 2nd, and 5th on the list of “Best Places to Live” (US News and World Report). In July of 2021, they had fallen to 1st, 14th, and 17th. In 2022, the list placed Boulder 4th, Fort Collins and Denver 54th and 55th, respectively. A major contribution was ranking as the 7th (Denver) and 14th (Fort Collins) worst ranking for air pollution. Larimer County has hired a director for the new Climate Smart program. Heidi Pruess will concentrate on improving the pollution and maybe Fort Collins will regain its position. It is a little daunting to step out on a new adventure. However, think back to when electric street lights replaced the gas lamps of yesteryear...can you imagine the controversy and the investment required to do that? How difficult to trust this new “electric” contraption to light your way? Even more so to assume that you could read your newspaper, entertain in the evening, conduct business, with these new-fangled creations. But, today, we celebrate F.O. Stanley’s forethought and contribution to the Town when he built the hydro-plant. Agree? Disagree? Comments?

1515 Raven Court $569,500 | 3 beds 2.5 baths | 2 car garage Move‐in Ready, immaculate condo at Ranch Meadow! Beautiful natural light throughout, views from the deck of Lumpy Ridge and from the front to Twin Sisters, Mount Meeker and to the Continental Divide. 3BR/2.5BA with spacious loft and 2‐car attached garage. Main level living with an open and airy floor plan, vaulted ceilings and gas fireplace in the great room plus a private deck out back. Hardwood floors in kitchen, dining & entryway, walk‐in closet in master suite, Trailblazer Broadband available! A fantastic full‐time residence or vacation home in Estes Park. Well‐removed from highway and ready to enjoy with quick closing possible. Let's explore today!



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561 Columbine Avenue • 1940s vintage cabin • 3 bedrooms / 1.5 baths • Detached 2 car garage • Close to schools and downtown Estes Park

Quilts Of Valor Seeking Local Service Members And Veterans The Estes Valley Quilt Guild will present Quilts of Valor to veterans before the Village Band Concert on the Fourth of July at Performance Park.

If you know a deserving vet, or are one yourself, please send an email to Last year we presented seven quilts.

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Fast Fashion- Unsustainable-Next Topic At Quaker/Unitarian Meeting The Quaker/ Unitarian/ Other group meets each Sunday morning at the US Bank meeting room (363 East Elkhorn Ave.). Quaker silence is from 10-10:30. Social time is from 10:30-11. Presenta-

tion and discussion is from 11-noon. All are welcome to attend. If questions; contact Randy Maharry at 515-2298299.

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Nebraska Picnic To Be Held July 10



Mark your calendar so that you can attend the 3rd Annual Nebraska Picnic to be held Sunday, July 10th from 4-7 p.m. at the Lake Estes Marina Pavilion, 1770 Big Thompson Avenue. If you have any Nebraska connection, come meet your fellow Cornhuskers for a very fun gathering. Wear your “Big Red” gear proudly and sing along as the speaker system bellows out 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 flowing freely at the Kool-Aid stand. Please RSVP to We request that you bring a potluck item to share, lawn chairs, and also additional beverages if desired. Donations will be graciously accepted to help defray the cost of the event.

Estes Park Pool Team Qualifies For National Tournament In Las Vegas

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Fabulous established floral business in Estes Park in operation for 15 years. Custom wedding and funeral arrangements, fresh cut bouquets, and the most adorable live plants around! The Fairy Gardens are so special and unique. Located in one of the most desirable wedding and travel destinations in Colorado, this bright, cheery and creative shop can be yours. A wonderful book of business, rental supplies, and history in the community that would be a wonderful investment for you. Only 275k, plus inventory. Great location and a calendar full of events already! Showings by appointment only. Call listing office for details.


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Front row - Joe Good and Cory Clifton. Back row - Charley Dickey, Dave Clifton, Aidyn Scott and Linda Bowie.

Congratulations to “Linda’s Boys”, from the Estes Park division of the APA Pool League, who competed in the Northeastern Colorado regional tournament to qualify for the national tournament in Las Vegas. Nineteen teams competed for three spots to advance to the APA 8-Ball World Championship in Las Vegas on August 4-9. They will be competing for the first place prize of $25,000! The Estes Park APA pool league will be

starting the next session in the fall. If you are interested in playing please contact Joyce Hughes at (970) 586-2281. The league plays every Wednesday night. Good luck and shoot well “Linda’s Boys!”

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246 Picacho Place 3 Bed/2 bath cabin on aprox 9 acres. End of Road privacy. Quiet neighborhood with great views. Wildlife galore!! Rare combination of meadow & trees plus it borders national forest. 30x50 garage for car enthusiasts or for a multi use shop. Separate detached 1 car garage. Main floor remodeled within the last 2 years; new paint throughout, new appliances & counter tops installed. Hot tub included. well & septic. Listed at $620,000


Find beauty, peace, solitude and privacy in this 8.9 acre property with a 3 bed 2 bath true log cabin. This heavenly parcel is mostly wooded with pines and aspens and has a pond and seasonal stream. It includes a heated 2 car garage with separate apartment above, a second garage for an RV with space for a shop or additional storage and a general purpose barn with hay loft and 2 stalls plus a loafing shed. Perfect for a farmlet or just a place to get away from it all. Wild life abounds or you can bring your horses, goats, chickens, llamas. Great views of Mount meeker and Taylor Mountain, Isolation Peak and others. 5 Minutes from Wild Basin area of RMNP. 20 minute drive to Estes Park or Lyons. 35 minute drive to Nederland and skiing at Eldora. A must see! Listed at $1,420,000

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What’s Happening At The Estes Valley Library SUMMER HOURS Mondays-Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, 1-5 p.m. Holiday Closed July 4 for Independence Day Library 2-Hour Parking Library patrons may use any of the 7 free parking spaces marked “Library Reserved” during open hours. The spaces offer a two-hour time limit, for use while inside the library. These are located along the library’s northeast perimeter. No payment or permit required.

SUMMER READING PROGRAM Oceans of Possibilities Read for pleasure and earn prizes. Listening to a book, or being read to, counts as well. This year’s theme: “Oceans of Possibilities.” Visit for full details and log log reading time. Made possible by the Library Friends & Foundation. KIDS & FAMILIES Library Storytimes Preschoolers: Thurs., Fri., and Sat. at 10:30 a.m. Baby Storytime: Thurs. and Fri. at 10 a.m. Read to Therapy Dog “Bo:” Tuesdays, June 21 and July 5 at 10 a.m. Pajama Storytime: Wednesdays, June 22 and July 6 at 6 p.m. Outdoor Storytime at Stanley Park: Wed., June 29 at 10:30 a.m. TEENS & KIDS Make Your Own Mermaid / Sea Dragon Egg Wednesday, June 22, 1-2 p.m., Hondius

Room Whether it’s the ocean egg of a sea dragon or mermaid, decorate your oneof-a-kind artwork, glitter and sparkles provided. Sign up at Ocean Games Free Play Saturday, June 18, 3-4 p.m., Hondius Room Repeated Tuesday, June 21, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Enjoy board games and videogames, inspired by the ocean: bingo, pin the tail on the octopus, indoor fishing, and

more. Sign up at Squid Dissection Thursday, June 23, 1-3 p.m., Hondius Room Marine science through exploration of oceanic regions, analysis of marine samples and classifications, and squid dissection. For ages 10 and up. Sign up at Rainbow Celebration Friday, June 24, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Hondius Room Rainbows signify the colorful spirit of celebrating with pride. All ages are invited for face painting and rainbow-themed crafts. Sign up at Book vs. Movie Club: “Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief ” Saturday, June 25, 11:30

a.m. (español), Hondius Room Saturday, June 25, 1:30 p.m. (English) Book or movie—which do you like best? We’ll discuss the book, then watch the movie adaptation. Snacks and refreshments provided. Sign up at Glow in the Dark Ocean Painting Tuesday, June 28, 3 - 4 p.m, Makerspace Repeated Thursday, June 30, 1 - 2 p.m. Create your own stunning take-home artwork, using glow-in-the-dark paints on black paper. Sign up at Makerspace Saturday: Ocean Laser Cut Night Light Saturday, July 2, 2-3 p.m., Makerspace This month’s Makerspace Saturday will use acrylic sheets and the laser to engrave and cut out designs for your lamp base. Sign up at Art Work Wednesday: Upcycled Jellyfish Wednesday, July 6, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Hondius Room Repeated Wednesday, July 20, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Hondius Room Experiment with different art mediums and styles: create an upcycled jellyfish out of re-cycled materials. Sign up at Animal Tales Thursday, July 7, 1-3 p.m., Hondius

Room Explore animal adaptations, handle skulls, and play a camouflage game. Includes a take-home project about the food web. Sign up at MAKERSPACE Learn the 3D Printer Friday, June 24, 2 - 3:30 p.m. For ages 15 and up. Sign up at BOOKS & AUTHORS What a Fish Knows Thursday, June 30, 6 - 7:30 p.m., via Zoom or watch in person Author Dr. Jonathan Balcombe takes us under the sea, through streams, and inside aquariums to understand these surprisingly capable creatures. Sign up at to watch at home on Zoom or on the Hondius Room’s big screen. LIBRARY NEWS 2021 Annual Report The Estes Valley Library’s 2021 Annual Report is now available. The document contains a financial report with expenditure and revenue categories, as well as a year-end statistical summary. View the report by visiting FRIENDS & FOUNDATION Cliffhanger Used Books Cliffhanger Used Books, located next to the Post Office, is operated by the Library Friends & Foundation, offering gently-used books, movies, and music at discount prices. Now open daily for summer hours, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Dive Into The Deep End With The Summer Reading Program The dog days of summer are upon us. Keep cool by relaxing in the shade with a new book! While you’re at it, dive into the Summer Reading Program: Oceans of Possibilities, and you could take home some really great prizes. Now through July 30, readers of all ages can enter the Summer Reading Program and log their reading times (audio books count!) online. Full details are available at Register for the program and record your reading in order to win fabulous, themed prizes. Kids can earn fun toys like a shark glider, color-me dolphin, make-yourown wooden sailboat and foam boat, and a fuzzy fish coloring poster. Teens and tweens can win a shark hoodie, an octopus tapestry, a jellyfish lamp, a Nintendo switch light, a family fourpack of Denver Aquarium tickets, and much more. And adults can earn gift certificates to local businesses like the Estes Park Mountain Shop, Country Market, Reel Mountain Theater, and others. Adults can also enter to win one of two tablets loaded with the library’s digital collections! While you’re at it, don’t forget to check out the list of great Summer Reading Program events. Kids can participate in squid dissection and other fun science projects, mermaid/dragon eggs and glow-inthe-dark ocean painting crafts, and lots more. Adults can enjoy oceanthemed poetry sessions and talks with authors. New this year: everyone can earn reading time by attending these events. The Summer Reading Program isn’t just an ocean of fun – it’s also great for your brain! For students,

summer reading is essential to avoid the “summer slide.” Studies show that kids who read for summer enjoyment return to school in the fall primed and ready to learn (for others, it can take weeks to catch up). For adults, summer reading stimulates lifelong learning and connects us with a community of fellow readers. Multiple studies show the benefits of reading: it’s relaxing, reduces stress, promotes good health, and keeps our creativity and memory skills sharp. Nearly 300 local readers are already signed up, with more being added each day. Join them by visiting Special thanks to the donors of the Library Friends & Foundation for making the Summer Reading Program possible.

“What A Fish Knows”: Author Discusses Inner Lives Of Our Underwater Cousins Do fishes think? Do they really have three-second memories? And can they recognize the humans who peer back at them from above the surface of the water? In “What A Fish Knows,” the mythbusting ethologist Jonathan Balcombe addresses these questions and more, taking us under the sea, through streams and estuaries, and to the other side of the aquarium glass to reveal the surprising capabilities of fishes. You may remember this acclaimed book being a finalist for the most recent One Book One Valley, chosen by a committee of local readers. “What a Fish Knows” draws on the latest science to present a fresh look at these remarkable creatures in all their breathtaking diversity and beauty. Balcombe upends our assumptions about fishes, portraying them not as unfeeling, dead-eyed feeding machines, but as sentient, aware, social, and even Machiavellian – in other words, much like us. Dr. Balcombe will discuss “What a Fish Knows” in a Zoom presentation on Thursday, June 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. Attendees can join us in-person at the library to view on the big screen, or watch on Zoom from home. Q&A will follow Dr. Balcombe’s presentation and we’ll also have four copies of the book to give away to in-person or online attendees! Registration is open and you can save yourself a seat by signing up at estesval- Jonathan Balcombe was born in England, raised in New Zealand and Canada, and has lectured on six continents (the penguins eagerly anticipate his arrival in Antarctica). He is a biologist with a PhD in ethology, the study of animal behavior. Dr. Balcombe currently lives in southern Ontario. Don’t miss this “Oceans of Possibilities” Summer Reading Program event! Sign up now at to save a seat, either in person or via Zoom.

Book vs. Movie Club: “Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief” Percy Jackson is on the most dangerous quest of his life. With the help of a satyr and a daughter of Athena, Percy must journey across the United States to catch a thief who has stolen the original weapon of mass destruction: Zeus’s master bolt. “Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief,” Rick Riordan’s first novel in the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series, follows twelve-year-old Percy as he faces a host of mythological enemies determined to stop him. Kids and teens are invited to this month’s “Book vs. Movie Club” at the library to discuss the book, then watch the 2010 film, “Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief,” on the big screen. The program takes place at the library on Saturday, June 25. Participants can choose to attend the Spanish-language

version of the movie at 11:30 a.m., or the English-language version at 1:30 p.m. Sign-up is now open. A limited number of books are available for attendees, which can be reserved and picked up in advance. The movie “Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief ” is rated PG. Complimentary snacks and refreshments will be available during the movie. The “Book vs. Movie Club” is a monthly program, exploring the differences and similarities shared by popular books and movies of the same name. Look for more “Book vs. Movie” events on the last Saturday of each month. Participants may register now at, and sign up for an advance copy of the book.

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Together Everyone Accomplishes More By: Brian Schaffer King David who ruled over the land of Israel didn’t always have it easy. In fact, there were times he found himself in dark places with a sense of heaviness that led to seasons of despair. I’m guessing this may hit all of us at least once in our lifetime, so it’s important to think through 1) how will I respond? and 2) who will be there to help me? In David’s case it was the Lord God Almighty who stepped in to set him free. David wrote about this in Psalm 40:2 where he gives all glory to God because “He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along.” On more than one occasion I’ve found this verse to be true in my life and I’m grateful to know the Lord sees me and cares about the circumstances I’m going through in life. At Crossroads, we’ve been serving a neighbor the past few months who was at a place in life where she needed help to get unstuck from the pit of despair she had fallen into. I can say our staff was very compassionate, loving and kind as they helped her find a new found freedom. Last week she sent an email to express her story of gratitude. “In 2021 I struggled with negative events and circumstances in my life. My husband had committed suicide, and this led to mental health problems for me. I had not cleaned my house for over a year. I had lost a handle on it, and needed help. Crossroads came to my rescue. They paid for a cleaning service that specializes in a situa-

tion like mine. I was facing an eviction due to the condition of my apartment. Because of Crossroads help, the eviction was dismissed. I am 72 years old and an eviction would have made it difficult to rent a decent apartment, if not impossible for me to continue living in Estes Park. Crossroads gave me the stepping stones I needed, in other words... they saved my life by keeping me safe and peaceful in my apartment. Thank you Crossroads!” On another note, we have had a large number of people donating bikes for the high school students we’re working with, and this is so encouraging. All the repairs and basic equipment installations are being done through a partnership with The Mountain Shop. Zach and his team are incredible to work with! Another great partnership we have developing is with the Estes Valley Community Center. We entered into a working agreement with them through the school counselors so that we could assist families who needed a place to take showers and give their kids structured activities to release their high octane energy in a constructive manner. We have enjoyed the collaborative nature of how these relationships have come together to meet deeper needs in our community. We are extremely thankful for the many donors, volunteers, board members, businesses, churches, community partners and staff members that GIVE in order that others may RECEIVE. TEAM is a word that best expresses how we get it done. Each letter stands for Together Everyone Accomplishes More.

Carolyn Ann McGrath Carolyn Ann McGrath, of Allenspark, passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2022 at the age of 60. She was born on December 20, 1961 to parents Mary L. Copenhaver and Joseph McGrath in Independence, Iowa. Growing up, Carolyn lived with her parents and her two sisters, Susan and Amy. She graduated from Saydel High School in Des Moines, Iowa. Carolyn's desire to travel brought her to Longmont in 1981. Later in life, she met her longtime partner, Edward Baisley. They enjoyed 20 years together before the time of her passing. She loved music and played it in many forms, such as the harmonica, piano, and guitar. Carolyn was loved, and she will be missed.

Carolyn is preceded in death by her father Joseph McGrath, and is survived by her mother Mary L. Copenhaver, her sisters Susan McGrath and Amy Wilhelm, her uncle Duke and Aunts LuAnn, Rosa, Kathy, & Melinda, her partner Edward Baisley, her step-sons Paul Baisley (Cassidy), Johnny Baisley, and Eddy Baisley, as well as her grandchild Sylas Baisley. To honor Carolyn's love for animals, please make donations in her memory to the Longmont Humane Society. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Memories and condolences may be shared at

Estes Park Special Olympics Bowling At Chipper’s Lanes Estes Park Special Olympics organizers are hosting bowling fun on Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00 p.m. at Chipper’s Lanes. All ages are welcome to participate. Cost is $5 for the first game including

shoes and $3.85 for each additional game. For more information, contact Audri Smith at 970-451-3762 or email

Gary W. Weideman Gary W. Weideman, 88, of Griswold, Iowa, died Saturday, June 11, 2022, at Cass County Memorial Hospital in Atlantic, Iowa. Gary Wayne was born on August 28, 1933, in Marengo, Iowa, the son of Leon Lloyd and Beulah Mae (Angell) Weideman. The family moved to Atlantic in 1942, where he attended Atlantic Community Schools until the middle of his junior year; later graduating from Exira High School in the Class of 1952. While still in high school, he enlisted in the Iowa Army National Guard and transferred to the United States Air Force following graduation to serve in the Korean War. On July 2, 1956, he married Wilma Zahnd in Indianapolis, Indiana. Since he was still in the service, Wilma joined him at McClellan Air Force Base in California. He served his country from 19521956. In January of 1957, he started working for Aerojet General, a subdivision of NASA, in Sacramento, working on liquid rocket engines. Gary and Wilma eventually moved to Atlantic, Iowa in September of 1957. In April 1958, they were blessed with their daughter, Sandi. In 1960, they moved to Columbus, Indiana and Gary worked as an accountant at Arvin Industries and then Chrysler Motors. In July of 1960, they were blessed with their son, Dale. He then obtained a job with Morris Plan Bank in Indianapolis as an auditor. They moved from Columbus to Whiteland in 1966 to be closer to his job. He later went into landscaping and irrigation working for several different companies. He obtained his Weather Matic certification in 1968. In addition, he briefly sold golf course turf supplies, apprenticed as a plumber, sold pole barns and became lumber department manager for Kmart. After the death of his father in 1978, he moved back to Atlantic, Iowa, to care for his mother. During this time, he worked at Payless Cashway, Camblin Plumbing & Heating and Nelson Automotive. In 1982, they moved to Estes Park and Gary continued to work in the landscaping field at Chief ’s Landscaping. He also stayed busy as a plumber obtaining his journeyman’s license and doing maintenance for several area churches. In 1990, they moved to Fort Collins, Colorado, where he worked at AAA Plumbing, retiring in 1997. In retirement they moved to Ogallala, Nebraska, and this was when he studied to become a Master Plumber. Wilma passed away in April of 2000. In 2004, Gary moved back to Atlantic,

Iowa. Gary married Janet Louise (Blakely) Watson on December 9, 2005, after meeting at the Roland Funeral Home Grief Support Group. Roland’s was a familiar place to him having worked there in high school and in recent years as funeral assistant for nearly 15 years. Gary was a member of Griswold American Legion Post #508 and many churches, currently a member of Central Church of Christ in Griswold. He enjoyed “many” interests which included collecting books and traveling. Gary never knew a stranger; he loved to visit. He was always on the go, out and about! He and Janet enjoyed many country music festivals. Gary is survived by his wife, Janet; daughter, Sandi (Randy) Raitz of Colorado; son, Dale (Jody) Weideman of Nebraska; Janet’s children: Cheryl (Bruce) Kliewer of Santa Maria, California; Keith (Christine) Watson of Lewis; Debra (Todd) Gordon of Jefferson; Denise (Brad) Beeman of Ankeny; David (Stephanie) Watson of Lewis; and John (Lori) Watson of Griswold. Grandchildren: Andrea (Jaye), Stephanie (Kobi), Eric (Ashley), Aaron (Beth), Sam (Nikki), Matt; and Janet’s grandchildren: Janna, Krista (Ethan), Aaron (Roseanna), Patrick (Diane), Desi (Fernando), Erika (Ryan), Shelby, Nicole (Brett), AJ (Regan), Abby (Anthony), Sarah (Jeff), Micah (Samantha), Josh (Katy), Taylor (Jeremy) and Lexi (Nick) ; many greatgrandchildren; and a cousin, whom he thought of as a brother, Wendell (Shirley) Weideman of Atlantic. He is preceded in death by his parents, Leon and Beulah Weideman, wife, Wilma; and a sister in infancy, June Marie. A Celebration of Life Memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 17, 2022, at the Central Church of Christ in Griswold, Iowa. Visitation with the family present will be held one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday, beginning at 10:00 a.m. The service will be live-streamed on the church’s website, under the live video tab. A recording of the service will be available the same day on the church’s website or on the funeral home website by noon Monday. A private family burial, with military honors, will be held at a later date in the Atlantic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family for designation at a later date. Roland Funeral Service is caring for Gary’s family and his arrangements. Condolences may be left at

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Patricia Malmar Almond Patricia Malmar Almond, 95, of Cobbs Creek, VA passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2022, in Riverside Walter Reed Hospital after a brief illness. She was born on April 30, 1927, in New York, NY to Howard Burgess Malmar and Mary McKnight Malmar. She attended Skidmore College (Saratoga Springs, NY) but interrupted her education to marry returning WW II veteran D. Henry Almond of Appomattox, VA in 1947. She later finished her formal education at Virginia Commonwealth University in 1980 graduating with a B.S. in Mass Communications. She and Henry lived in several places in Virginia before settling into a home she designed in Cobbs Creek. VA. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Henry, and her eldest son Howard Malmar Almond (Mary Beth). She is survived by two children, Tacey Almond Dale (Bill) and William Kenneth Almond (Nancy); four grandchildren, Emily Hudson (Drew), Page Kelsey (Nathaniel), Sarah Ramirez (Alex), and Benjamin Almond; four great-grandchildren, Madison, Wesley, William, and Cooper. She is also survived by a sister, Constance Harris (Thomas) of Hartfield, VA, two nieces, and her dear friend Tom Bartron. Pat was a free-lance writer who wrote articles on a wide variety of subjects including business, boating, food, and travel. She also did the illustrations for a syndicated column on flower arranging. Before her death, she was finalizing a non-fiction book based on her grandfather’s journal about his voyage to the Far East in 1905. She was active and adventurous. While living in Richmond she and Henry spent many a happy weekend on their cruisers berthed in a Deltaville marina. She loved sailing and owned a 17’ daysailer until age

75. She and Henry traveled widely abroad after his retirement. At 81 she had her first whitewater rafting and camping experience; she was pitching her tent and packing it up in no time. For her 90th birthday Pat, accompanied by family, fulfilled a longheld desire for a hot-air balloon ride. She took great pride in caring for her flowers and lawn. She also enjoyed bridge, Scrabble, lively games of Mexican Dominoes, and learning to play chess in her 90s. Her involvement in community affairs included successful advocacy for hospice care in the Middle Peninsula area. She was a volunteer with hospice patients for many years and did pro bono public relations for Riverside Walter Reed Hospice. She was active in the Great Decisions foreign policy discussion group in Middlesex and was still delivering Meals on Wheels. A very informed voter she almost never missed an election; she contributed to many charities. Pat was a person who had made peace with the world after a life-threatening bout with cancer in her early 50s. She decided to live the rest of her life in gratitude and positivity, with passion and without complaint. In this, she was buoyed by the deep love she had for family and friends and that she received from them. Pat leaves not only the example of her own life but also many, many wonderful memories to comfort her family and friends. In Patricia’s memory, memorial contributions may be made to Habitat for Humanity (, UNHCR (, or a charity of their choice. A celebration of life will take place at a later date. The details will be on Hogg Funeral Home website ( Services under the direction of Hogg Funeral Home & Crematory of Gloucester Point, Virginia.

Memorial Service For Pastor Rex Roth You are invited to the Memorial Service for Pastor Rex Roth at the Allenspark Community Church this Friday, June 17th, 2022, at 2 p.m. Pastor Rex served our church for 40 years. If you are able to attend, please bring a remembrance of Rex that can be given in the service. Allenspark Community Church, 303-747-2821.

James Rex Roth Former Estes Park resident James Rex Roth (Jim) died June 9, 2022, while in hospice suffering with brain cancer. He is survived by his wife Michele (Maddalena) Roth, their children Janelle (Ryan) Davis, Kara Allen, Jessica (Nathan) Minske, Lauren Roth, Cameron (Brynne) Roth along with five grandchildren, Taylor and Austin Davis, Dagny and Evie Allen and Riot Roth. Jim is also survived by his two brothers, Bob Roth of Pierce, CO: and Jeff (Becky) Roth of Victor, ID, many nieces and nephews, and countless friends and neighbors, He was preceded in death by both his mother, Shirlee Kendle Roth and his father, Rex Roth. Jim was born in Pasadena, California on May 31, 1955. He moved with his family to Estes Park, Colorado in 1967 where his Fa-

ther directed Covenant Heights Bible Camp. In 1972 his family purchased Wild Basin Lodge, which they operated for several years. He married Michele Maddalena on January 9, 1981, and they raised five children. After many business ventures, Jim and his father owned and operated Roth Family Restaurant until 1995. In 1995 he moved his family to Papillion, Nebraska where he was a Real Estate Manager for Union Pacific Railroad. He had tremendous faith in God. He was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather who loved his family very much. He will be missed. A memorial service will be held at Grace Life Bible Church in Omaha, Nebraska on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at 6 p.m. His ashes will be placed at Estes Valley Memorial Gardens.

Doris Joan Shoemaker Doris Joan Shoemaker of Estes Park passed on January 6, 2022. Joan was born November 3, 1932 to the parents of Charles and Bertha Johannes in Creston, Iowa. Joan graduated in Creston, Iowa in High School 1950. In November of 1950 she married her husband of 69 years, George E. Shoemaker. She had three children. Joan graduated from Northeastern Junior College in Sterling. She graduated from CSU, Fort Collins with Bachelor Degree with Honors and then earned her first Masters Degree. Also, earned Masters Degree in Library Science from DU. She taught Junior High School for many years. Then, went on to be Librarian for Sterling High School until she retired. She was an active member of the Presbyterian Commu-

nity Church of the Rockies. She was a Deaconess and served were needed. Joan enjoyed Delta Kappa Gamma Society International as Southwest Regional Director 199698. Joan was proceeded by parents and her five older brothers and four sisters. She is survived by Greg Shoemaker (Bridgetta), daughters, Jeanette Urdahl (Merrill), Linda Knoche (John). Joan has 14 grandchildren and 16 great- grandchildren and one greatgreat-grandchild. A Memorial Service will be held at The Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies, June 18th 2022 at 10:00 a.m., reception to follow in The Fellowship Hall. Please visit to leave a message to the family.

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Rams Horn Village Resort has a year round full time position available in our Engineering/ Maintenance Department: $17-22/hour, plus a summer bonus up to $2000 and benefits package for full time employees. We are looking for an experienced, dependable person who is able to perform physical labor and who has strong customer service skills. Fill out an application at Rams Horn Village Resort, 1565 Colo. Hwy 66. EEOE

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Leadership Position Available at the Estes Park Housing Authority The Estes Park Housing Authority is currently accepting applications for an experienced leader, with the abilities to manage the performance of several team members, target positive outcomes, problem solve, and adhere to policies and housing compliance needs. An ideal candidate will possess strong financial acumen and be comfortable engaging professionally with various community leaders, Board Members, staff, residents, and the public on a regular basis while providing oversight for the general operations of the Housing Authority. The Housing Supervisor position is full-time and includes employer-paid health, dental, vision, and Colorado PERA retirement benefits for the employee. Starting salary range is $55,000 - $62,000 Estes Park Housing Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Application and job description are available at the EPHA office or on our website - Completed applications and resumes are to be returned to: Estes Park Housing Authority at 363 E Elkhorn Ave, Suite 101, or emailed to, Call (970) 591 2535 for additional information or questions. Applications received by July 1, 2022, will be given priority.

Now hiring Non-CDL drivers Part-time starting at $17/hr plus tips, $2/hr shift differential pay for mornings and nights. Office Full time seasonal- $17-$18 an hour. Apply within at: Estes Park Shuttle 551 South Saint Vrain Ave

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Seeking a CO Licensed Hairdresser/Barber Murphy’s River Lodge is looking for Front Desk Agent Starts at $16/hr and pay will be based on experience! Apply at 481 W Elkhorn Ave or call Stephanie at 1-970-480-5081 for interview.

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Help Wanted Liquor Store Clerk & Cashier Full Time/Part Time available Starting wage $17 hour Sign on bonus! Employee discounts! Please stop by for an application (970) 586-1930

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RENTALS Commercial Rentals Three person professional Class A office. Located in Bank of Estes Park building on Saint Vrain. Previous attorney occupied for over 20 years. Two private offices with reception, onsite parking. Adjacent tenants are State Farm and Edward Jones. $1,600 per month plus utilities. Contact Thom at Verus Commercial, Inc. 303-589-1543 Office Spaces for Rent 1191 Woodstock Dr. Newly Remodeled 1200 Sq. ft w/ great parking. Near Hwy 7 & Fairgrounds. Call 402-730-4080 or 970-420-4388 OFFICE SPACE 6 Offices/Whole 2nd Floor 850 sf, Yr. Lease Min. Private Parking, Bathroom, Kitchenette, A/C. Reasonable Rates. Quality Finishes. Located on River. Call Bret Freedman 970-215-2494


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Gutter Cleaning, Repairs Garage Sales & Replacement. Book Now for Summer Moving Sale-Sat June 18 (970) 830-3411 1442 Raven Circle. Furniture, kitchen-Le Creuset, Fiesta Ware, baby items, toys and Landscaping books. JUNE 25 YARD Sale 8 A.M. until Noon Masonic Lodge 1820 S. St. Vrain Ave. Spaces available for rent $20.00 For Details call: 577-8585

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

Responsible for leading a housekeeping crew with an emphasis on quality, accountability, efficiency and timeliness. $18/hr. with full benefits, childcare assistance, and employee perks.

PUBLIC NOTICE INVITATION TO BID The Upper Thompson Sanitation District (Buyer) will receive bids for the procurement of equipment for the Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) Equipment Procurement at until Thursday, July 21, 2022, at 10:00 AM local time at which time the bids received will be publicly opened. The work includes, but is not necessarily limited to, the furnishing of Goods and Special Services including labor, materials, and equipment for the Procurement of MBR Equipment. The Goods and Services shall include, but not be limited to, the following: 1. Membranes, Membrane Support Structures, and Frames 2. Membrane Filtration System Process Instrumentation and Control (I&C) System 3. Permeate Collection and Pumping System 4. Membrane Air Scour System and Low-Pressure Blowers 5. Backwash Pumps 6. Compressed Air Equipment 7. Membrane Integrity Test System 8. Return Activated Sludge (RAS) Pumping System 9. Membrane Backwash and Clean-in-Place (CIP) System 10. Piping and Valves Internal to and directly above the membrane tanks with termination points at or near the edge of the tanks 11. Special Services described in the Contract Documents Certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) are encouraged to propose. Bidding and Contract Documents can be obtained at The Buyer reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any information in any bid, to readvertise for bids, or to withhold the award for any reason the Buyer determines. Upper Thompson Sanitation District, Chris Bieker, District Manager, June 8, 2022

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

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