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Seeing Spots Elk calves are being seen all over the Estes Valley. Be extremely careful and keep your distance from the babies and their very protective mamas! Photo by Tim Nicholson


Puppy Love Keeping a safe distance, photographer Dawn Wilson used her telephoto lens to capture this adorable image of a young coyote pup! Photo by Dawn Wilson


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Man Drowns In Lake Estes Boating Incident On June 10, 2021, at approximately 4:27 p.m., the Estes Park Police Department received multiple reports of a man that fell into Lake Estes from a boat and could not be found by the three others in his party. The Estes Valley Fire Protection District, Estes Park Police, Loveland Fire Rescue Authority, LCSO Emergency Services, and the Larimer County Dive Rescue Team responded. Resources from Colorado State Parks and Wildlife were also requested. The investigation thus far has revealed that two adult males and two adult females left the Lake Estes Marina around 3:30 p.m. on June 10 on a rented pontoon boat. One of the adult males fell into the water less than an hour later in the general area of Fisherman’s Nook on the north side of the lake. The others on the boat tried to locate the man and then beached the boat to call for help. The boaters said the missing man was visiting from out of state. The other man and two women are from the Boulder area. Investigators are working to interview all witnesses to determine how/why the man fell into the water. The search for the missing boater continued throughout the night of June 10 and into the early morning

hours of June 11. Shore-based and dive operations were ceased at dark and boats with sonar were used until about 2:00 a.m. Additional resources were activated with what was then deemed a re-

covery mission. On 6/12/2021 at 11:26 a.m., Colorado Parks and Wildlife successfully located the body of a deceased adult male submerged in the water at Lake Estes. Efforts continued to recover the body

throughout the rest of the morning and at 2:56 p.m. the deceased male was recovered from the lake. The Larimer County Coroner’s Office took custody of the deceased male and will be conducting an autopsy to determine the identity, cause, and manner of death. The Coroner will release this information at the conclusion of their investigation. Special thanks go to the following organizations for contributing their time and effort in the search for the missing boater: Estes Park Health Ambulance Service Estes Park Police Department Colorado Parks and Wildlife Rocky Mountain National Park Service Estes Valley Recreation and Park District Larimer County Sheriff ’s Office Patrol Deputies Larimer County Sheriff ’s Office Investigations Unit Larimer County Sheriff ’s Office Emergency Services Bureau of Reclamation The above agencies and all individuals involved contributed countless hours to the location and recovery of the missing boater. Lake Estes resumed normal operating hours started again on 6/13/2021.

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The Town of Estes Park will host a meet and greet open house for Community Development Director position finalists Thursday, June 24 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Estes Park Museum, 200 Fourth Street. This event will provide community members an opportunity to get to know the finalists and ask

questions; there is no formal agenda for the meeting. Out of an abundance of caution to ensure adequate space, participants are asked to register by June 23 at http://bit.ly/MeetCDD or https://dms.estes.org/Forms/HRCommunityMeetandGreetInterest. Following public health guidance, unvaccinated

individuals are encouraged to wear face coverings. Current Community Development Director Randy Hunt will retire from the Town of Estes Park effective October 1. The Community Development Department provides planning, zoning, and building services for the community.

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Skier Dies On Sundance Mountain In Rocky Mountain National Park

Sundance Mountain snowfield.

On the morning of Sunday, June 13, park rangers responded to reports of an unconscious skier on Sundance Mountain on a north facing aspect midway between Trail Ridge Road and Old Fall River Road in Rocky Mountain National Park. The 68-year-old male from Loveland, Colorado, died from injuries sustained in an approximate 400 to 500-foot uncontrolled slide on a snowfield into rocks. The man was wearing a helmet. The man was skiing alone but by-

Photo courtesy Rocky Mountain National Park.

standers witnessed the fall and tried to render aid and notified Rocky Mountain National Park. The victim’s body was flown by Northern Colorado Interagency Helitak to a helispot in the Upper Beaver Meadows area of the park late this afternoon. His body was then transferred to the Larimer County Coroner/Medical Examiner’s Office. The man’s name will be released after next of kin are notified.

Elk Youngsters Splashing Fun!

A hot summer day, clear skies, a cool lake and a young spunky elk is all it takes to have a splashing good time in Estes Park, Colorado! 12:30 p.m., 88º, June 14, 2021. Kris Hazelton Video length 3:49. Click on this pic or go to epnews.com.

The charge(s) are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. On June 9 at, 10:10 a.m. police were called to the 300 block of E. Elkhorn Ave. where they contacted a transient, 30 year old male. The male was charged with criminal mischief for damaging a water fountain. He was cited and released. On June 11 at 11:25 p.m. police stopped a 27 year old male driver from Denver in the 900 block of North St. Vrain Ave. for speeding. The male was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol and he was arrested and charged with DUI, speeding and displaying expired registration. He was transported to the Larimer County Jail. On June 12 at 11:24 a.m. police stopped a 46 year old female driver from Estes Park

in the 600 block of MacGregor Ave. The female was charged with displaying fictitious license plates, driving a vehicle when license under restraint for outstanding judgement and failure to present insurance upon request. She was cited and released. On June 12 at 4:25 p.m. police were called to the 100 block of Wiest Dr. where they charged a 57 year old female from Fort Collins, CO for backing a vehicle when not safe. She was cited and released. On June 12 at 7:34 p.m. police stopped a 29 year old male driver from Landers, WY at the Hwy. 34 at Hwy. 36 intersection. The male was arrested and charged with DUI, failure to notify police of accident and failure to drive in a single lane. He was transported to the Larimer County Jail.

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Vaccinate Pets To Protect Them From Rabies The Larimer County Department of Health and Environment (LCDHE) has confirmed that a bat in Larimer County has tested positive for rabies. This is the first rabid bat found in Larimer County this year. A dog had contact with the rabid bat but was up to date on rabies vaccinations. LCDHE reminds pet and livestock owners to keep their animals up-to-date on rabies vaccinations to prevent lengthy and costly quarantines—or even euthanasia—if they have an encounter with a rabid ani-

mal. Livestock owners should check with their veterinarians about rabies vaccinations for their horses, cattle, and other livestock. Rabies is spread primarily by saliva through the bite of a rabid animal. Once symptoms of rabies infection appear, there is no cure and the infection is fatal. People that have been exposed to rabies can receive medication treatment to prevent illness. In Larimer County, positive rabies is most normally found in skunks and bats but does occasionally cross into other species.

“Vaccinations keep pets, horses and livestock from getting rabies and help protect residents if they come in contact with a rabid animal, ” says Tom Gonzales, Public Health Director for Larimer County Department of Health and Environment. “It is important to report animal bites to local animal control and the Health Department. ” Ways to protect you and your family: • Do not feed or touch wildlife. • Teach children to observe wildlife from a

distance and to notify an adult if there is a wild animal in the area or if they are bitten or scratched. • Eliminate food sources for wild animals by not feeding pets outdoors, closing pet doors especially at night, and tightly closing garbage cans and feed bins. • Ensure that your pets, horses and livestock are up-to-date on their rabies vaccinations. For the latest information on rabies in Larimer County, visit

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Time And Space For Work And Play Last weekend, Roger and I drove to my perspectives about Del Norte, Colorado. We went to the grants and recreational areas farming community, that sits at 7,814 within the boundaries of a town began feet in the San Luis Valley, to attend a to shift. memorial service for my sister-in-law’s As my perspectives did, I made a menmother. tal note to ask As is often the about extension of case with travel the Fall River Trail. and family What’s its status in events, the trip the 2022 Strategic gave me a Plan for Estes chance to ponPark? Are the exder things, adisting funds suffijust my perspeccient for complettives, and to see ing the Fall River what’s happenTrail? What ing in a town amenities—fishing similar to Estes spots, picnic areas, Del Norte Riverwalk Trail and Fishing Project Park. and so on—might funded via the Colorado Lottery. completion inOn Saturday, clude? with Roger at the wheel, the highway from Sedalia to Del Norte became Later during my walk through the park, bumper-to-bumper with RVs. As our car I began thinking about other communislowed to a crawl, my mind began to ties seeking funds from the same sources ponder. What’s going on? Why are so as does Estes Park. Strategic planning many RVs on this section of highway? and budgeting can be a competitive adWhy now? Why here? After more than a vantage and being successful at both inyear of pandemic protocols—sheltering volves staff looking out for funding in place, masks, and more— might peo- sources as they anticipate and respond to ple be eager to be outdoors? Perhaps input from townspeople and trustees memories of the wildfires threatening alike. Estes Park last fall, are sparking RV’ers to On Monday, Roger and I left Del Norte go southward this summer? Could early, mid-afternoon we arrived in Estes. something more significant be occurAfter quickly unloading the car, I eagerly ring? Might people seeking beauty and headed off to a study session for board peace wherever they can members about Estes’ find it? Whether it be the 2022 Strategic Plan. San Luis Valley area, I’m happy to report that amidst the peaks of the the Fall River Trail extenSan Juan Mountains, or sion—after having been elsewhere. At the edge of on the pandemic shelf last Del Norte, my pondering year—is in strategic plan. ended with no answers The document awaits pubfound. lic input after which at an Later, after checking upcoming, regular meetinto a motel, we went to ing of the board the stratesee the town’s Riverwalk gic plan will be finalized Trail and Fishing Project. and approved. Roger had heard about it The Fall River Trail has been I’ve been thinking about and he wanted to check on the COVID-19 Pandemic what I experienced during out the fishing. I wanted shelf for the past year. my recent trip to Del to see what Del Norte, a Norte. As I have, I’ve come farming town that had received Colto see the intricate relationship between orado Lottery funds had done to imwork and play. That it’s important we prove the quality of recreation within its work at our play and play at our work. town boundary. And even though neither defines the What I saw was a delightful area; treeother, they are dependent, and because lined trails meandering beside a river, ar- they are, the Town of Estes Park must ofeas with people sitting at picnic tables fer time and space to both. Doing so uland special sections for fishing. Walking timately makes the quality of life better through the area, river never far away, for the townspeople of Estes Park.

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EVFPD firefighters generally respond to medical calls in their personal vehicles, allowing for a faster response. On other incidents, firefighters respond to a fire station to respond in department apparatus with specialized equipment. Estes Valley Fire www.estesvalleyfire.org During the week of June 6, the Estes Valley Fire Protection District (EVFPD) responded to 23 calls for service. This

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Cold Hardy Cacti Now Blooming In Mrs. Walsh’s Garden By: Merle Moore, Mrs. Walsh’s Garden Advisory Committee

Over the next few weeks Mrs. Walsh’s Native Plant Garden, located at the west end of Elkhorn Avenue, will be featuring a collection of our native cacti in full bloom. We are fortunate to have serving on Mrs. Walsh’s Garden Advisory Committee not only knowledgeable members of the Town’s Parks Division but also members of the community, each of whom contributes their personal interests and experiences with native plants to the advisory committee’s monthly planning discussions. One committee member, Jim Conley, happens to have a particular interest in cold hardy cactus, including our native cacti that are very adaptable to growing in local landscapes and gardens. During the growing season Jim wears two hats being a seasonal, part-time employee of the Parks Division responsible for garden maintenance as well as serving on Mrs. Walsh’s Garden Advisory Committee. Over the next few weeks, you may

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be fortunate to catch Jim working in the garden on Wednesday, June 16th or Thursday, June 17th from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., or on Tuesday, June 22nd from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. If you visit the garden during those days and times it may be an opportunity to ask questions of a local gardener with personal experience and success growing our native, coldhardy cacti and you will also see many cacti blooming in Mrs. Walsh’s Garden. The garden is open dawn to dusk and entrance to the garden is always free. There is a shuttle stop right outside the gate. Just inside you will find a bulletin board with photos and descriptive information about the cacti and other plants that are in bloom now. This information is updated every few weeks as new plants come into bloom or other interesting information about the plant collection is posted. Please come and enjoy Mrs. Walsh’s Native Plant Garden at its most colorful season of the year.


Grand Opening Of The Stanley Home Museum

Members of the Historic Stanley Home Foundation Board of Directors were joined by Estes Park Mayor Wendy Koenig and Donna Carlson, Executive Director of the Estes Chamber of Commerce at a ribbon cutting ceremony commemorating the grand opening of the Stanley Home Museum and Education Center. Courtesy photo

The Stanley Home Museum and Education Center is celebrating its grand opening June 14th through the 28th. The culmination of a five-year effort, the Museum is housed in the original residence of Freelan ("F.O.") and Flora Stanley, two of the most influential pioneers of Estes Park. Guided tours of the home provide visitors with an inspiring look into the lives, passions and accomplishments of this fascinating couple. The museum is now operating a full tour schedule and increased capacity for the summer season. Tours are offered throughout the day, Tuesday through Sundays. The full tour schedule and advance tickets may be purchased at www.StanleyHome.org. In addition, a special social event, "Vino On The Veranda" is being hosted by the foundation on June 25. Details and tickets can be found at the museum website.

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Estes Recycles Day Returns At New Location, Seeks Volunteers Saturday August 7, Events Complex Main Parking (off Manford Ave.), 9 a.m. to noon Per state statute, electronic devices must be recycled and cannot be discarded in Colorado landfills. Electronics recycling will be a big part of the 2021 Estes Recycles Day in our new location, particularly since we were unable to offer this service at our mini-event in 2020. What electronics can we accept? Only the following items can be accepted at Estes Recycles Day, with fees shown below linked to the item type and size. Tablet, eReader ($5); computer tower, CPU, laptop ($10); VCR/DVD player, satellite/cable box, video console ($5); home printer, copier, scanner, fax machine, home stereo ($20); small video game, similar weight item ($5); cell phone, home phone, office phone, camera, router ($5); food preparation appliance: blender, mixer, food processor, plastic coffee maker, plastic kettle ($5); personal hygiene item: electric tooth-

brush, hair dryer, water pick/flosser ($2); flat screen monitor ($10); flat screen TV 19” or smaller ($15); flat screen TV 20-34” ($25); flat screen TV 35” or larger ($40); tube monitor or tube

TV 19” or smaller ($30); tube monitor or tube TV 20-34” ($40); tube monitor or tube TV 35” or larger ($50); other ewaste such as cables, cords, mice, small computer speakers ($1 per pound). The organizers of Estes Recycles Day are seeking volunteers ages 16 and up for the 2021 event. Are you available on Saturday morning, August 7, to work a two or four-hour shift? Contact Kathy at membership@lwv-estespark.org for more information.

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I’ve been babysitting a lot lately, but it’s not what you think. There have been no diapers to change, no Gerber food to put on a spoon and aim like a miniature airplane into a toothless mouth, and no lullabies. There has been wailing and tears, but those are from me. You see, I’m not babysitting by choice. This new lifestyle of perpetually tending to the needs of another has been born out of necessity. I’ve had to resort to nurturing my cellphone as if she were a newborn. My phone is no infant. She’s an old iPhone—a first generation SE—which I prefer because she's small. For years after I acquired her, right before I went to bed each night I plugged her into her charger and left her to reload overnight. In the morning she was well-rested, kicking and giggling and rarin’ to go at 100 percent battery capacity, which got us both through the day. Lately my phone has gotten fussy. I’ll blame it on COVID, but in the last few months she has reached the terrible twos. She still wakes early with 100 percent bouncy energy but her battery runs down quickly. She needs a nap in the middle of the day—a battery recharge— which is quite inconvenient, I must say. When I tell people about this finicky phone of mine, I get all sorts of suggestions about how to deal with her so that I don’t run her down. Don’t charge her overnight. Don’t charge her to 100 percent. Don’t let the battery drain to below 20 percent. Let the battery drop to as close to zero percent as possible. Don’t use her while she’s charging. Don’t use an off-brand charger. Turn off this app, change that setting, burp her after each charge. She may be tired but I’m exhausted, trying to keep up. I’m constantly checking her battery health. How much juice does she have left? Do I need to put her down for a nap so she can recharge? I’ve read that her happy time is between 80 and 20 percent so I have to check her as she charges so she doesn’t go over 80 percent, and then monitor her so she doesn’t drop below 20. She requires constant attention and never seems completely happy. She’s so needy! To fix the problem I stopped plugging her into the charger when I went to bed so when I’d wake up, she’d only be at 50 percent. This was supposed to be good for the sweet darling o’ mine. Yesterday I

was at a coffee shop, trying to make a doctor appointment for my mom when, without warning, the poor little thing dropped dead. She was fast asleep and I had no way to wake her. Needless to say, the call got cut off. I didn’t have a charger with me, I wasn’t at home, and suddenly I was without a phone so I couldn’t call the doctor’s office back, nor could they call me. I felt like I had a toddler with a loaded diaper and no spare to change her into. There was nothing to do but get us both home as soon as possible. I’ve reached the end of my…charger. I can’t go on like this, trying to stay between the 20 and 80 percent happy range. I’d rather have a fully charged battery first thing in the morning and keep a supplemental battery back-up close by for times when the need arises (thank you, KD, for this thoughtful gift!). This does mean I have to carry a second battery with me, but it’s better than the inconvenience of a dead phone. Some people tell me I should trade in my phone for a new one. But she’s my baby. She’s fully functional (when charged), has never had a cracked screen and is set up just the way I want her. We’ve bonded. I’m not contributing to the cellphone landfill until I absolutely have to. Other people suggest getting a new battery. “Been there, done that,” I say to them like an old lady who uses worn-out clichés. I’m on battery number two and will continue to use battery number two. That’s all there is to it. Call me stubborn, but if you call me, do it in the morning when my battery is fully charged and I can answer. P. S.: After reading last week’s column, an Estes Park Thunker reader contacted me to say he has two or three really old cast iron skillets—probably early twentieth century or older (they were his grandparents’) which he would be happy to donate to any lovers of these items. He thinks it would be nice to see them in use again. If you are interested, let me know and I’ll put the two of you in touch. You may let The Thunker know what you think at her e-mail address, donoholdt@gmail.com. © 2021 Sarah Donohoe

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Wilderness Wisdom: Remembering Enos Mills In A Living History Performance For six years of his life, and against seemingly insurmountable odds, Enos Mills (1870-1922) led the campaign to create a national park in the northern mountains of Colorado. Those efforts fulfilled what he called his life’s “greatest dream” upon the establishment of Rocky Mountain National Park. Years earlier, his 1884 arrival in Colorado at age 14 was the start of a reverence for mountains and nature. In 1889, a chance encounter with naturalist John Muir inspired him to wonder: could he do for the Rocky Mountains what Muir had done for Yosemite? The Enos Mills story evokes a time when grizzlies still roamed Colorado and when a national park was an elusive dream. Local actor-storyteller Kurtis Kelly will remember the life and legacy of Enos Mills through a living-history performance this Monday, June 21 at 7 p.m. The program takes place at the Maude Jellison Library at the YMCA of the Rockies, as part of this summer’s program series for all ages. The story recounts major episodes from Mills’ remarkable life—and a career that included being an innkeeper, a

naturalist, a prolific writer, a coast-tocoast lecturer, and innovator in the field of guided nature interpretation, including leading 257 parties to the summit of Longs Peak. As a history re-enactor, Kelly has had the opportunity to bring the Enos Mills

story to audiences throughout the Front Range. In 2015, he performed as Mills for Rocky Mountain National Park’s centennial celebrations. He has appeared as historic characters for audiences of all ages, from grade schools to senior centers. Monday’s event is open to the public, and no registration is required. The program will take place outdoors, weather permitting, but will move indoors if necessary.


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Golf For Justice: Support Restorative Justice Through Tournament Sponsorship TOUR THE

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 Stanley's 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 www.StanleyHome.org. 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 electrical vehicle charge stations), at the top of the hour.

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tured on the tournament website. Support EVRJP while marketing your servRelationships are the heart of our com- ices to tournament participants. Sponmunity. Estes Valley Restorative Justice sorship provides an opportunity for Partnership (EVRJP) facilitates proactive individuals, businesses and organizaand responsive processes that enhance tions to promote their own services, cooperation, encourage understanding show support for local restorative justice and strengthen relationships. Whether practices, and contribute to building and working to repair the harm of a crime, repairing community. bringing parties together to work out The 2021 Golf for Justice Tournament sustainable solutions, or providing proac- will be held Friday, July 30 at the Estes tive support to build community connec- Park 18-Hole Golf Course, located at tions, elevate conversation or promote 1480 Golf Course Road. Learn more positive decision-making -- EVRJP is about EVRJP and Golf for Justice Tourhelping to build and repair relationships. nament sponsorship opportunities at Help build local capacity to engage www.estes.org/restorativejustice. Conrestoratively. Support EVRJP in building tact EVRJP staff by email at restorativeand repairing community through spon- justice@estes.org or by phone at 970sorship of their 10th Annual Golf for Jus- 577-3829 to explore ways to engage. tice Tournament. EVRJP is a hybrid municipal/ nonprofit Various levels of event sponsorship are organization recognized as tax-exempt available, and start as low as $100. Bene- by the IRS under section 501(c)(3). fits include banner display, sign/logo Charitable contributions are tax derecognition on the course, acknowledgductible to the full extent of the law. ment in the program, and name/logo fea-

St. Bartholomew's Yard Sale Glory be! St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church at 880 MacGregor Avenue is hosting a Yard Sale this Saturday, June 19th from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. All monies raised will be given by the Episcopal Church Women to many Estes Park charities. A "Yard"-wide selection of items will be on sale including Trek bicycles, furniture, tackle and tool boxes, dinner ware and kitchen wares, books, pottery by Front Range artisans, quilting supplies and vintage jewelry. Scrumptious baked goods will also be featured. We will ac-

cept cash, checks, and credit cards. Fellowship, smiles, and friendship will be in abundance! For further information please call the church at (970) 586-4504.

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18th Annual Estes Park Marathon & Half Marathon This Weekend

The in-person 18th Estes Park Marathon & Half Marathon will take place on Sunday, June 20th, Father’s Day. www.epmarathon.org. Runners and Walkers will experience what Forbes Magazine considers as “the top seven scenic races in the USA.” The Courses start from The Dao House, on CO Hwy. 7, and descend into the Estes Park valley. Spectacular snowcapped mountain views, fresh mountain air and a small race size attributes to 40% of runners traveling from out of state and 60% from within Colorado to the boutique race weekend event. The Estes Park Half Marathon (June 20) is the first race in a three-part race series called, Colorado Mountain Half Series. The second is the Georgetown to Idaho Springs Half Marathon (August 14) and the third is the Ned * Ned Half Marathon (September 11). On Saturday, June 19th, 8:00 a.m. & 8:30AM, runners, walkers and strollers will race in the Longs Peak 5 Miler. The short distance course is along the Lake Estes Trail. Following the family friendly race, the Kids, Kids, Kids: Bike, Run, Fun! takes place at the Estes Park High School (EPHS) Track & Field (9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.). All kids ages 4 to 12 years are welcomed to join the fun multisport offerings. All weekend races finish at the EPHS Track and Field on Brodie Avenue. Race information: www.epmarathon.org The Estes Park Running Club is a local 501c(4) non-profit, whose mission is to provide education, advocacy & running events that encourage healthy lifestyles that benefit youth, family and community. The Estes Park Marathon & Half Marathon is the main organized event provided by the club. Partnering with local youth athletic teams and programs, to provide an exceptional destination race, has contributed to on-going success. The club pays the teams directly for coming out and working at aid stations or other race support activities.

With the continued concerns of the COVID19 pandemic, the Estes Park Marathon & Half Marathon, canceled the 2020 race but provided the “Do the Distance Virtual” with partners Colorado Mountain Half Series. In February of 2021, the race organization decided to become one of the first races in the area to plan for an in-person event. The adaptation to keeping health safety an even more concern has led to a few unique changes this year. There will be wave starts for the Longs Peak 5 Miler and Time Trial interval starts for the Marathon & Half Marathon races. Runners are asked to take the provided free (60% capacity) shuttles to the Dao House start line beginning at 4:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. All start lines are separate from finish line locations. The finish line areas will have social distancing set ups. We always need volunteers! Please join

the fun and cheer! We have short one-two hour positions as well as up to four hours. We do our best to make your volunteer time be a win-win experience. Thank you for being community supporters and contact epmarathonvolunteer @yahoo.com. We thank the amazing and so very generous sponsors here in Estes Park: Poppy’s Pizza & Grill; Mama Rose’s; Egg of Estes; VFUEL Endurance; The Dunraven Inn; Estes Park Mountain Shop; The Park & Reel Mtn. The-

atres; Cliff ’s Scoop Shop (delicious ice cream!); Kind Coffee; Rock Cut Brewery; The Barrel of Estes; Lumpy Ridge Brewery; and Jimmy John’s of Estes. Please visit these wonderful local businesses!

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Monitored Weed Drop-Off This Saturday, June 19

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

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

Old Time Spirit To Play At Coffee On The Rocks Next Wednesday

The Old Time Spirit music group will be playing next Wednesday, June 23 at Coffee on the Rocks from 1-3 p.m. Old Time Spirit plays great, old time music for those who like to dance and tap their feet. C’mon down and join us for some good old fashioned fun!

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EVICS Family Resource Center Helps With Childhood Development Summer is a great time to check in with EVICS Family Resource Center to receive helpful and accurate information regarding your child's development relative to their age. The first five years of a child's life are foundational because they are the building blocks to future health and happiness. Early learning, social capacity, and general well-being are also tied to a child's first five years. Developmental screenings provide a snapshot of your child's current skills, help identify their strengths, and help recognize any potential delay that could be addressed. Working alongside the team at EVICS Family Resource Center ensures that you have a team of support to connect you to any resources, as well as walk you through ups and downs of parenting the "terrible twos", potty training, kindergarten transitions, and support with all the other questions we ask as parents and caregivers.

Children one month to six years of age are encouraged to have regular developmental screenings, therefore they are free through the EVICS Family Resource Center in both English and Spanish. Information and insight about your child's development can open doors to resources to promote their future! During the months of July and August of this year, we are encouraging families to get their children screened by including a super fun summer developmental learning kit with every screening. Supporting your child's development can happen throughout the entire year and EVICS Family Resource Center is here to make it easy and fun! Participating families during these months will also be entered to win prizes! Please contact EVICS Family Resource Center at 970-586-3055 or meet Stacy at stacy@evics.org.

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Join Paint Estes Pink Business Competitions

Summer is back on in Estes Park. Be festive and help fund cancer diagnosis and treatment at Estes Park Health by participating in Estes Park Health Foundation’s Paint Estes Pink Business Competitions. Top Business Fundraiser EPHF volunteers drop donations jars to businesses on July 2. Businesses display jars July 2-9 to collect donations, and volunteers pick up jars July 9th. Business owners can also donate online at Give-

toEPH.org/pink or send a check to EPH Foundation at PO Box 3650, Estes Park, CO 80517 by July 9th. (Be sure to add your business name to the comment box online or on the memo line of the check for your donation to be counted for the competition). If you’d like to participate, RSVP to giving@eph.org by June 28th and let EPHF staff know how many jars you’d

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like to display. The business with the most donations will be given the Top Business Fundraiser plaque to display for the year! Best Decorated Business Dress your business in pink for a festive look and the chance to win Paint Estes Pink’s Best Decorated Business plaque to display for the year. RSVP to giving@eph.org by July 1 to participate. Judges visit July 8 & 9. The Cause In its 8th year, Paint Estes Pink is a local fundraiser to benefit cancer diagnosis and treatment at Estes Park Health. 100% of all donations go directly to the cause. This year, Paint Estes Pink is raising money to purchase a new MRI machine at EPH. MRI is often used to diagnose certain forms of cancer. The current MRI machine is 14 years old and near end of life. To learn about the other Paint Estes Pink campaigns, visit GivetoEPH.org/pink or contact giving@eph.org. The Estes Park Health Foundation increases community awareness of Estes Park Health, and develops, manages and distributes funds to assist EPH in fulfilling its mission. To learn more about initiatives or to volunteer, contact them at GiveToEPH.org or 970-577-4370.


HISTORIC PARK THEATRE 130 Moraine Ave Estes Park, Colorado For Tickets: 970-586-8904 historicpark theatre.com

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Broadway Is Back Two Shows At Performance Park June 19

The Fine Arts Guild of the Rockies is beyond excited to have our Youth Theatre Camp back in action next week! Broadway is Back! is a fun-filled Broadway Revue starring the youth of Estes Park! In this show you will hear classic favorites like Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, and newer selections from Broadway hits such as Bring It On and The Drowsy Chaperone. The Fine Arts Guild has held a Youth Theatre Summer Camp since 2009, and we’re so happy to be back at it again this summer. Danielle Hermon Wood, Music Director of the Bixby School in Boulder, returns as director and Becca Greer, performer and choreographer for Inspire

Theater Company at the PACE Center, returns as choreographer after their amazing job leading the youth theatre camp in its production of Bye Bye Birdie in 2019. After more than a year of Zoom lessons and concerts, these talented kids are ready to show the world their skills—in person! Performances will be June 19th, at 2:00 and 6:30 at Performance Park. Lawn chairs or picnic blankets are encouraged. Admission is free and donations are gratefully accepted at the time of performance. Come be entertained and inspired by the talented youth in our community!

The ChildsPlay Band Hosts Music In The Glen Open Mic Night Friday, June 25 Please join us in Glen Haven Friday evening the 25th of June for more good music at the Glen Haven Town Hall! The entertainment starts at 6 p.m. and goes until 9 or 9:30. Bring your own snacks and drinks, we'll provide the fun with some great lo-

cal entertainers. If you wish to perform, please arrive by 5:30 so we can get you on the que. Bring your own instrument, amp and whatever else you need. We provide the PA and microphones. Hope to see you all there!


Youth Theatre Camp Back In Action! Broadway Is Back held and performed outdoors at Performance Park. “It’s refreshing and bright outside,” says 7th grader, Olivia Boynton. “The theater in the high school is more pristine. Outside The Fine Arts Guild of the Rockies is we get a chance to be more loose.” beyond excited to have our Youth The“The setting is incredible,” Hermonatre Camp back in action! Broadway is Wood says. “To have this amazing outBack is a fun-filled Broadway Revue door space is a gift.” starring the youth of Estes Park! In this “Plus, the elk are entertaining,” adds show you will hear classic favorites as th grader Sam Workman. “But the best 11 well as selections from newer Broadway part is being with people who want to hits such as Bring It On and Something create a great production. I hope everyRotten. one comes to see our show.” The Fine Arts Guild has held a Youth This year’s camp is one week, instead Theatre Summer Camp since 2009, and we’re so happy to be back at it again this of two weeks, but veteran performer and summer after taking an intermission last 8th grader Antonina Monsolino feels year. Danielle Hermon-Wood, Music Di- confident that they will be ready by perrector of the Bixby School in Boulder, re- formance time on Saturday. “We’re really focused on getting it together in one turns as director and Becca Greer, perweek.” And commenting on the newformer and choreographer for Inspire comers to theatre camp, “It feels cool to Theater Company at the PACE Center, see people who are just starting out.” returns as choreographer after their amazing job leading the youth theatre 8th grader Ash Kissinger comments camp in its production of Bye Bye Birdie that the Broadway Revue is a fun break in 2019. from traditional plays. “You can have a lot of fun playing around with different “Becca really takes everything to a characters.” whole new level,” says Hermon-Wood. “It’s such a fun, working friendship.” 5th graders Natalie Workman and Lela After more than a year of Zoom lessons Fortini are just happy to be meeting new friends and performing with old ones. and concerts, these talented kids are “It’s a great opportunity,” says Workman. ready to show the world their skills—in person! “And fun to do with friends,” says Fortini. “It feels really good to be back after COVID shut everything down,” says 7th Newcomer Jasper Bolster agrees, “It’s grader Brooklyn Florence. really fun, even though I don’t know “It feels like being back home,” says di- everyone yet.” rector Hermon-Wood. “There’s some“I love to make people feel happy by thing about the energy of theatre and singing and dancing,” says 6th grader theatre people. It feels amazing to be a Sydney Wood, “that’s what makes me part of providing a safe space for these happy.” singers and actors to grow.” The production includes students as 10th graders and veteran theatre young as seven and as old as nineteen. campers Annie Lewelling and Grace The youngest student, Whitman Bolster Thamert are excited to be able to step says, “It’s fun to be with older kids, but into a new personality on stage. “Kids kind of scary.” And fellow 3rd grader can do whatever they want with their Darwin Hannigan adds, “The play is recharacter,” Thamert says. ally awesome.” “You get to step outside yourself,” says Kyra MacGregor, who will be a freshLewelling. “Being on stage is really calm- man at CU Boulder in the fall majoring ing to me. I like it.” in musical theatre, loves being around all kinds of different kids. She sums up 10th grader Leo Hannigan has perthe experience perfectly, “I have a great formed in musicals for the past five bond with the younger kids. People are years, and is happy to be performing here to entertain and have fun. Theatre again after his time off. “I’m really exis a celebration of humanity. It doesn’t cited to get back and perform with this matter what age, if they’re short or tall amazing group of people who feel like a or what they look like or anything.” family, even though I haven’t seen them in a couple years.” Performances will be June 19th, at 2:00 and 6:30 at Performance Park. Lawn Calder Hannigan says singing the claschairs or picnic blankets are encoursic favorites like, Supercalifragilisticexpiaged. Admission is free and donations alidocious, and Never Had a Friend Like are gratefully accepted appreciated at Me, are really fun. “These songs have the time of performance. Come be engood memories attached to them,” he tertained and inspired by the talented says. youth in our community! This year the summer camp is being

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WHAT EVERY CHILD NEEDS IN A DAD – ‘HAPPY FATHERS DAY’ This Sunday is Fathers’ Day. Most people will tell you that it is “just like Mothers’ Day, except for fewer phone calls, cards, etc.” There are probably many reasons for that, but the reality is that ‘fathers’ are needed more now than ever. And, yet, it seems that there are fewer ‘real’ fathers today than ever. Someone has rightly said, “Any man can ‘father’ a child, but few men can be a real father.” So, if I want to be the father that my children need, what should I consider? Several decades ago a psychologist by the name of Abraham Maslow suggested a ‘Hierarchy of Needs’ that must be met in order for a child to live a totally successful life. The first ‘need’ of every child brought into this world is ‘basic physical needs’ (food, air, shelter); next, ‘safety’ (order, structure, a predictable, secure environment); thirdly, ‘love and belonging’ (affection and friends); fourthly, a child needs a ‘sense of selfworth’ (value of and confidence in one’s own abilities); and, finally, ‘self-actualization’ (full use of one’s talents). It would be helpful for every parent to evaluate each of their children in light of these basic needs. Are they being met? And, by which parent? Hopefully, both! I’m touched by the words of Reba Mcentre’s song about her father. Consider the above needs and how they were being met by that parent, her father. “The greatest man I never knew lived just down the hall and every day we said ‘hello’, but never touched at all. He was in his paper and I was in my room. How was I to know he thought I hung the moon. The greatest man I never knew, came home late every night. He never had too much to say, too much was on his mind. I really never knew him and now it seems so sad. Everything he gave to us took all he ever had. The greatest words I never knew, I guess I’ll never hear. The man I thought would never die, has been dead almost a year. He was good at business, but there was business yet to do. He never said he loved me. I guess he thought I knew.” Reba turned out well…and many children, raised with a similar ‘relationship’ with their father, will. But the sadness, felt in their hearts, should never be. So, let me challenge all of us fathers to review our role and see if we can do better. Our children need, from their father: ‘significance’, ‘security’, ‘acceptance’. ‘to feel loved’, ‘praise’, and ‘discipline’, in order to become a person able to be totally successful in our society. Here are some suggestions for ‘us dads’ to help achieve each of these. ‘Significance’ – introduce our children to others, respect their choices and opinions, trust them to make choices, do things. ‘Security’ – build a secure marriage, build family togetherness. ‘Acceptance’ – show them you love them, want them, and enjoy them, really listen to them. ‘Love, and accept their love’ – love must be spoken, also shown in actions, love people more than things. ‘Praise’ – praise ‘who they are’ as well as what they do…on their own initiative, as well as in compliance with requests. Praise when it happens…sooner than later. Praise with actions as well as words. ‘Discipline’ – always remember it’s for ‘learning’, not for ‘punishment’. Let ‘love’ be evident in our discipline. I’ll close with four requirements needed in building a relationship. ‘Commitment’ – shown by fathers by being ‘present’ and ‘evident’. ‘Communication’ – shown by fathers by sharing with and eagerly listening to each child in his family. ‘Companionship’ – very evident in fathers who are anxious to spend time with their children, in the activities of their children’s choices, as well as inviting their children to be involved in the activities of the father’s choice. Obvious ‘Caring actions’ that show each child they are loved. In Reba’s song this seemed to have been the most painful ‘lack’ she expressed. “He never said he loved me. I guess he thought I knew.” Verbally share your loving feelings. But, let your actions show it too. Virginia Satir, a noted family specialist, reminds us that every fulfilled, happy person, needs at least 8 hugs a day to be happy. May your children be among the ‘happy’ ones. God bless you, dads, in these very important roles you fill.

Crossroads Encourages Us All To Love Our Neighbors By: Brian Schaffer

The summer is in full swing and we’ve noticed a decline in the number of people stopping in for assistance. We recognize for many of our neighbors this is a great time to work more hours and for many to take on two jobs to catch up on bills as well as put extra money in the bank. An underlying goal of ours has always been to help people where they’re at and then help them get to where they’d like to be. For some, they need a little guidance to get there while others have already envisioned getting there, they just need some help to make their vision into a reality. Success stories are happening and we’re trying to get the word out of what’s happening. Over the last 39 years, Crossroads has emerged as the place where needs are met with vital resources through established relationships infused with love and compassion. Many moving parts come together in a coordinated ap-

proach of neighbor helping neighbor. Our greater vision is that these relationships will grow and expand into every neighborhood within the Estes Valley so that our community will be known as a place where Love for Neighbor is vitally important to our way of living. I truly believe there is a bonding process that takes place whenever a person serves a neighbor who is in need, and this can only be realized in relationship with another. A helpful tip in getting started is: whenever possible, do with rather than doing for. We may have or know something that our neighbors legitimately need, but a posture of partnership— even if it takes longer—validates everyone’s contribution to the solution. Let’s keep this in mind as we “love our neighbor” in word and deed. We would love to hear how you’re loving neighbors, or if you’d like to find out ways to better do this. Contact us anytime at brian@schaffer.net or 970-599-4200.

Big Thompson Canyon Association Organizing Three Summer Yard Sales

Bob Lewis

Food Trucks Schedule June 18-24 Fri 6/18

Sat 6/19

Rock Cut Brewing The Barrel Avant Garde Aleworks Lumpy Ridge Brewing Stanley Park Ballfields

Roaming Rations La Cocina de Mama White Paper BBQ EP Bross Café Mess Coffee

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Rock Cut Brewing The Barrel Lumpy Ridge Brewing Stanley Park Ballfields

Roaming Rations Kitchen Eats EP Bross Café Mess Coffee

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La Cocina de Mama Origins Wood Fired Pizza EP Bross Roaming Rations Café Mess Coffee

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Sun 6/20 Rock Cut Brewing The Barrel Avant Garde Aleworks Lumpy Ridge Brewing Stanley Park Ballfields

Mon 6/21 Rock Cut Brewing La Cocina de Mama The Barrel Rosa’s Tacos Stanley Park Ballfields Café Mess Coffee

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Tues 6/22 Rock Cut Brewing The Barrel The Marina Pavillion Stanley Park Ballfields

11-7 12-8 6:30-8:30 6-1

Rosa’s Tacos La Cocina de Mama La Cocina de Mama Café Mess Coffee

Wed 6/23 Rock Cut Brewing EP Bross The Barrel Kitchen Eats Stanley Park Ballfields Café Mess Coffee

11-7 12-8 6-1

Thur 6/24 Rock Cut Brewing La Cocina de Mama The Barrel EP Bross Stanley Park Ballfields Café Mess Coffee

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* Hours are subject to change. Send your update information to gary@epnews.com Check the food truck’s facebook pages or websites for their menus and information

Big Thompson Canyon Association (BTCA) is organizing three yard sales this summer! We have been unable to hold our pancake breakfast, our major fundraiser, for two years so are planning a few small events to try and make up for some of the fundraising gap. All proceeds from renting the spaces at these sales will go to the BTCA for roof replacement and other deferred maintenance items. There will be small Cat Mint plants for landscaping available at the June sale, again with all proceeds to BTCA. In addition there will be burritos and green chili for sale, small local quilted items (wildlife, lodge, seasonal), and a variety of other treasures. We are hoping to get lots of shoppers of course, but have room for more vendors as well. Have a pile of treasures - your treasures, items you hope will become other’s treasures, things you just have no room for? Artists need an outlet for all those projects you have been working on

for the past year? June 26 is the first of three opportunities this summer (last Saturday of June, July and August). We only ask for $20 for a space. What you make on your items —you keep. First come—first served. We can provide one 8’ table and will provide road signage. You need not be a BTCA member to participate. Tell your neighbors. And do plan to come by...ummm...buy? Dates: the last Saturday of June (26), July (31), and August (28) Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., setup at 8 a.m. Location: BTCA building, 1479 Hwy US 34 west (east of Drake); spaces are outside, building will be closed Each person will be responsible for their own sales Cost: $20 per space per show (you can sign up for 1, 2 or 3 shows). Contact info: Mary Scott; email at domeview@gmail.com or call 586-8485

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7 Nations Celtic Rock Band Returning To Colorado

100 people only and for only five nights at the Historic Park Theatre. Thursday June 17th through Monday June 21st 2021 at 7:30 p.m. Everyone at the Historic Park Theatre in downtown Estes Park is so excited to have the very popular Seven Nations Band back live on stage! 2021 is the Historic Park Theatre’s 108th season. This is the 5th time 7 Nations has played here as the band is a major sponsor, helping to preserve this historic theatre. The Historic Park Theatre is the oldest operating single screen motion picture theatre in the United States that was originally built as a motion picture theatre. With COVID we will only be able to have 100 people per night. So get your tickets now! Seven Nations Celtic band is known across the United States and are worldrenowned. Seven Nations has played the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, a New Year’s Eve performance at Scotland’s Royal Mile for some 40,000 peo-


ple, and at the New York City Marathon. Seven Nations has also played many times in Estes Park during the Scottish Highland Festival, and just got back from a tour including Dublin. Join us for amazing Celtic Rock music and fun! Doors will open 30 minutes before the concert and seating is open except for the VIP seats in the front two rows. Refreshments, including our normal theatre candy, popcorn and soft drinks, along with bottled beer, wine and liquor will be available for purchase for this special event. Other food items are available at the Park Theatre Café next to the main entrance of the theatre. Come one, come all and gather at the theatre to save this historic theatre following a tough year after COVID. Tickets start at only $40 for Thursday, Sunday and Monday and only $50 for Friday and Saturday nights. They can be purchased online at the Historic Park Theatre Website at www.historicparktheatre.com, or at the theatre box office at 130 Moraine Ave. Sponsors for this event are EPTV Channel 8, and the Trail Gazette. For more information about the theatre and Seven Nations Concert go to their website at historicparktheatre.com or to www.sevennations.com or call 970-586-8904.


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Estes Park Senior Citizens Center Menu June 21 – June 25 Monday, June 21

Signature Salad w/ Grilled Chicken (greens topped w/ tomatoes, corn, cheese, craisins, pecans & croutons) w/ ranch dressing Tuesday, June 22 Meatball Philly Sub Sandwich (topped w/ green peppers, onions & mozzarella cheese) & tomato salad Wed., June 23 Country Fried Chicken w/ mashed potatoes, gravy & vegetables Thurs., June 24 Vegetarian Lasagna w/ garlic bread & side salad Friday, June 25 Fish & Homemade Chips w/ soup of the day

June 28 – July 2 Monday, June 28

Pizza Burger (topped w/ pepperoni, mozzarella cheese & marinara sauce) w/ tomato salad

Tuesday, June 29 Chicken Parmesan w/ Spaghetti, garlic bread & side salad Wed.,, June 30

Meatloaf w/ mashed potatoes, gravy & vegetables

Thursday, July 1

Philly Chicken Sandwich (topped w/ mozzarella cheese, green peppers & onions) w/ Homemade Chips

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Signature Salad w/ Grilled Salmon (greens topped w/ tomatoes, corn, cheese, craisins, pecans & croutons) w/ ranch dressing


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All noon meals are $5 for current EP Senior Citizens Center members and are by reservation only. Reservations must be made by 1:00 PM at least one business day in advance. Note, if you want to reserve a meal for Monday, June 21st you need to call before 1:00 PM on Friday, June 18th. For reservations call 970-581-2195 and leave a detailed message. Pre-paid meal tickets and membership forms are available at the Estes Park Senior Citizens Center located at 1760 Olympian Lane and at estesparkseniors.org

The Center is OPEN (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 10-1; Tuesday 10-2) TriFit (MWF 10:30-11:15); Yoga/Balance (TT 10:15-11:15); Mahjong (Tuesdays 10-2); Two Bridge Groups: Wednesdays (June 23; July 7 & 21) & every Thursday 1-4 pm Reserved Meals-to-Go delivered to your vehicle or eat at the Senior Citizens Center Check out our website: estesparkseniors.org or call for the latest information

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Five Fun Facts About… The Dusky Grouse By: Dawn Wilson

This week’s featured subject is the dusky grouse. Elusive and secretive, this large chicken-like ground bird can be found in the montane forests and adjacent open areas in southeastern Alaska, northwest territories of Canada, northwestern states, and into Colorado, California, Arizona, and New Mexico. In our region, the dusky grouse can be occasionally seen in the forests near Old Fall River Road and

along Trail Ridge Road. Here are more facts about this shy bird. 1. The dusky grouse used to be called the blue grouse. In 2006, the American Ornithological Society reclassified the blue grouse species as the dusky grouse and sooty grouse. 2. The dusky grouse is the second largest grouse in the U. S. after the sage grouse. 3. During the breeding season, the male dusky grouse will perform strut-

ting displays on the ground by fanning their tail feathers, expanding their rosecolored air sacs, and making deep but low-pitched whoop sounds. 4. Unlike most birds, dusky grouse move to lower elevations at the edge of aspen forests and sage brush in spring for breeding and into higher elevation forests during the winter. 5. Dusky grouse have well-camouflaged feathers for their forest habitat. To hide from predators, they will sit perfectly

still, flushing in a flurry of feathers if they feel they may be stepped on by the intruder. Dawn Wilson is a professional and award-winning nature photographer who lives in Estes Park year-round. You can see more of her work, join one of her Rocky tours, and purchase prints and calendars at DawnWilsonPhotography.com or follow her on Instagram: @dawnwilsonphoto.

Dusky grouse can be extremely difficult to see in forests as their feathers give them fantastic camouflage in the shade of the trees.

During the summer, dusky grouse will raise their young and spend the warmer months on the edge of the aspen forest and sage brush, like this bird in Endovalley.

During the winter, dusky grouse actually migrate to higher elevations in the cover of the montane forest.

A portrait of a dusky grouse.

A male dusky grouse displays his spring colors to attract a hen during the annual breeding season.

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University Of Texas Cyclists Stopping In Estes Park On 4,000 Mile Ride

Texas 4000 2019 team celebrate as they finish day 22’s 100 mile ride from Denver to Estes Park. Photo credit Rick Byrnes.




This Saturday, June 26, twenty-three students from the University of Texas cycle into Estes Park from Denver. The next morning, they will ride on to Steamboat Springs, and on to Dinosaur Monument in Utah the morning after that. But these are just three stops on their 70day journey: the students are participating in the Texas 4000 to raise money and awareness for cancer. It is the longest annual charity bike ride in the world. Over its 17 years, Texas 4000 has raised millions of dollars in the fight against cancer, hand in hand with its goal to share hope, knowledge, and charity via its intrepid bike ambassadors. COVID-19 forced the ride to go virtual in 2020. Closed Canadian borders in 2021 made this year’s route an “out and back,” with the students returning to Austin rather than ending with the traditional finale in Anchorage, Alaska. After Saturday's ride (over 100 miles, climbing 4300 feet) the students will be hosted in comfort at the Estes Park YMCA of the Rockies. Volunteers will cheer them on as they tackle the last long climb of the day, then treat them to dinner from Antonio's Real New York Pizza. Each of the cyclists has a story to share of family members taken by cancer and a fierce dedication to T4K’s mission. The Rockies route is one of four blazed

by the college students: other groups are making their treks up the west coast, through the Midwest, and the Smoky Mountains. Over the past seventeen years, more than 900 UT students have journeyed from Austin to Anchorage, collectively raising more than $11.6 million dollars and pedaling more than 5.2 million miles. Grants are presented to over 20 cancer centers. For example, while in Denver, the 2021 Rockies team will give Texas 4000’s annual donation to Brent's Place, an Aurora long-term "home away from home" for children and families with cancer. Texas 4000 empowers each student to raise $4,500, ride 2,000 training miles with his/her team, volunteer more than 50 hours in the community and play an active role in planning every aspect of the ride to Alaska. The riders arrange all accommodations in advance during the training year. They rely on the generosity of host families, churches, and schools for shelter and are prepared to camp when housing is not available. Riders provide their own “SAG” support, rotating through the duties of driving the support vehicles, setting up rest stops, securing food donations, and preparing meals that are not provided. Texas 4000’s mission is to cultivate student leaders and engage communities in the fight against cancer. Have a conversation with one of these students while they are in Estes Park, and you’ll quickly see it’s working.

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Bike Estes Day June 23, Bike To Work In The Morning & Costume Bike Parade In The Evening “Get on your bikes and ride!” Freddy Mercury of Queen. Please join the Estes Park Cycling Coalition for an all-day celebration of everything cycling. Bike Estes Day combines two great Estes Park cycling traditions, “Bike to Work Day” and the “Costume Bike Parade”, to focus attention that riding bikes is not only great exercise, and a great way to commute, but it is also a lot of fun. Come by yourself, bring a friend, bring the family and if you are visiting Estes Park and brought your bikes, join the fun! Bike to Work Bike Estes Day starts off at 6am with our Bike to Work Festivities at the Town Visitor Center, which will run until 9am. Start the day off right with donated coffee, breakfast burritos and other breakfast snacks. We will also have a bike repair stand, a kids’ bicycle obstacle course and Safe Routes to School information. This is a great way to start your day and, while riding bikes is preferred, any mode of transportation to get there is ok! Costume Bike Parade Emphasis on “Costume!” The costume bike parade is a fun event for families and cyclists of all skill levels and abilities. All types of cyclists are welcome; we

have had smaller cyclists on Strider type push bikes, adaptive bikes, cruisers, tricycles, mountain bikes, road bikes and parents pulling the littlest cyclists in taga-longs in the past. The parade route starts at Performance Park and travels east, down West Elkhorn to East Elkhorn and finishes at the Estes Park Visitor Center. We are fortunate to get a police escort through downtown Estes Park where traffic will be stopped (thank you Town of Estes Police Department!) Come to Performance Park at 5:30 to decorate your bike as we will have decorations available. The parade will start promptly at 6 p.m. Don’t forget to wear a costume! The more extravagant and silly the better! There will be a costume contest and prizes for the winners. The fun continues at the Visitor Center. We will have bicycle obstacle courses for little riders and even a more experienced rider obstacle course. There will be music from local musicians as well as food available. Mark your calendars for June 23 and join in the fun! For further information, contact Estes Park Cycling Coalition President Mike Lewelling at board@bikeestes.org

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What’s Happening At The Estes Valley Library HOURS & SERVICES Current Open Hours: Mondays - Thursdays, 10 a. m. - 6 p. m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a. m. - 2 p. m. Library collections are open, along with Internet computers and printing on the first floor. Curbside pick-up service and 24/7 outdoor Wi-Fi are also available. Full details at estesvalleylibrary.org. Closed July 4 & 5, Extended Hours begin July 6 The library will be closed on July 4 and 5. New hours and the re-opening of the Library’s second floor will begin on Tuesday, July 6. Watch for more details at estesvalleylibrary.org. Library Reserved Parking Spaces

Library visitors may use any of the 7 parking spaces marked “Library Reserved” during open hours. These are located along the Library’s northeast perimeter. The spaces have a half-hour time limit. No payment or permit is required. Hondius Meeting Room is open Local groups are once again able to request meeting space in the library’s Hondius Room (now open) and the Wasson Room (opening July 6). Reservation requests through December 2021 may be made at estesvalleylibrary.org. THE TWIG MINI-BRANCH The library mini-branch at the Estes Valley Community Center (EVCC) is

open. Patrons are again able to request library materials to be sent to the Twig at EVCC, where they can be checked out using the selfserve kiosk on the building’s lower level. The location offers convenient parking and drive-up outdoor book returns. SUMMER READING PROGRAM 2021 Read and Listen to Earn Prizes For all ages. Summer is a perfect time to read for pleasure and earn prizes. Listening to a book— whether it’s an audiobook or a family read-aloud—counts too. This year’s theme is “Tails and Tales”. Visit estesvalleylibrary.org for full details on this summer’s program. Made possible by the Library Friends & Foundation. Henna Workshop for Teens and Tweens Saturday, June 26, 1:30 to 3:30 p. m, Hondius Room A hands-on learning workshop on henna, which is the use of dyes to create temporary body art. Participants will learn about henna’s history and cultural practices, the safety and science, and basic design elements. For ages 10 to 17. Sign up at estesvalleylibrary.org. BOOKS & AUTHORS Crisis Advocates Book Club: “How We Fight for Our Lives” Wednesday, June 23, 6 to 7 p. m., Wasson Room An Estes Valley Crisis Advocate will lead a conversation on Saeed Jones’s

coming-of-age memoir about a young, black, gay man from the South as he fights to carve out a place for himself within family, country, and his own hopes and dreams. Sign up at estesvalleylibrary.org. Colorado UFOs, with author Richard Estep Monday, June 28, 6 to 7:30 p. m., Hondius Room The phenomenon of UFOs is in the news this summer, with the anticipated release of an unclassified government report. Join author Richard Estep to learn more, with time for audience Q&A. Sign up at estesvalleylibrary.org. ESTES GROWS READERS Library Storytimes: in-person Thursdays & Fridays, 10:30 a. m., Hondius Room Baby Storytimes on Thurs. and Fri. at 10 a. m. Children ages 0 to 6 and their families

can enjoy stories, songs, puppets and activities, all designed to stimulate a child’s cognitive development. Saturday storytimes will be begin on June 26 at 10:30 a. m. No sign-up required. GRAB & GO KITS Ice Cream in a Bag Available, while supplies last Especially for kids and teens, this STEM learning activity includes instructions and supplies needed to make a delicious frozen treat—simply add milk and ice at home. Reserve a kit at estesvalleylibrary.org. FRIENDS & FOUNDATION Cliffhanger Used Books: summer hours Cliffhanger Used Books, operated by the Library Friends & Foundation, offers gently-used books, movies, and music at discount prices. Summer hours are Mondays through Saturdays, 10 a. m. to 4 p. m.; and Sundays from noon to 4 p. m.

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A Birthday Mystery And Milestone: Library Building Turns 30

The Science And Safety Of Henna: Workshop For Teens And Tweens

Henna is a form of temporary body art, but not everyone knows the cultural history of this popular practice. As part of the Summer Reading Program, the library is hosting a hands-on Introduction to Henna Workshop for ages 10 through 17. The session takes place in-person at the library on Saturday, June 26 from 1:30 to 3:30 p. m. The special guest for the workshop is Leah Reddell from Face Fiesta. Riddell uses a henna paste that is 100% natural and safe. She leads workshops across the Front Range and is certified by the ICNHA (International Certification for Natural Henna Artists).

Can you believe it? Our hometown library building turns 30 years old this month! Whether you were here in 1991, or planning to visit for the very first time, stop in to celebrate on Wednesday and Thursday, June 23 and 24. We’ll have birthday hats galore. You can sign a giant greeting card. And share any special remembrances. You might also be able to help us solve a bit of a puzzle. Read on … Our library building has been an Estes treasure since it opened all those years ago. Visitors regularly express their appreciation for the downtown library experience, and “Parkitecture” design. We fondly remember architect Roger Thorp, who designed a building that adapted to many changes over time, including a second-level expansion in 2002. Roger passed away in 2019, yet his original vision is going strong. Another part of the experience: all the original artwork that gives meaning and context to the library spaces. Step into the lobby and you’re greeted by a large whimsical mural, inspired by children’s books, created in 1991 by local artist Gary Keimig (1941-2018). On the second floor: original Lyman Byxbe pieces, and a statuette of “La Poesia” given to the library by Eleanor James Hondius in the 1930s. We thank local

artist Greig Steiner, who helped us document and appraise the library’s myriad artwork. More original artwork came later in the building’s 30-year journey. Michael Young painted the children’s room storybook-themed mural in 2009. He also gave our stairwell its colorful book titles which have charmed visitors since 2012. Among the library art, we also cherish the stained-glass panels above the entryway. Look upward on your next visit and marvel at the design, inspired by our valley’s mountain views. The stained glass installation was commissioned for the Library’s 1991 opening. Yet in the passage of time, we are without details about the artist. If you might remember the designer of the stained glass pieces, give us a call. Pinning down these details would be the icing on a “Happy 30” birthday cake. Cheers to a library facility that has adapted admirably with the times. Thank you to our residents and donors, who have made it possible for library services to grow and transform over three amazing decades. Stop in next Wednesday or Thursday to share, celebrate, and reminisce. And to dream of where library services will be in 2051. After all, it’s only a mere 30 years away.

Whether familiar with henna, or exploring it for the first time, students ages 10 to 17 are encouraged to sign up to learn more from a regional henna artist and expert. Participants will learn about the history of henna, its cultural practices, and discover some basic design elements. The workshop is hands-on and designed for learning and fun. Find out more and sign up at estesvalleylibrary.org.

Are We Alone?: “Colorado UFOs” Author Will Offer Insights On June 28 Are human beings alone in the universe? Or is there is something to the numerous stories of UFO phenomena that come from right here in the Centennial State? And what might we learn from the upcoming report on UFOs to be delivered to Congress by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence? With UFOs big in the news this summer, the Library is hosting author and paranormal investigator Richard Estep for a special in-person program on Monday, June 28 at 6 p.m. Registration is now open and you can save yourself a seat by visiting estesvalleylibrary.org. In his book “Colorado UFOs”, Estep takes readers on a whirlwind tour of contemporary UFO phenomena occurring in eleven locations throughout the state. From the Rocky Mountains to the Denver International Airport to a lonely and isolated UFO Watchtower in the San Luis Valley, Estep and other leaders in the field of Colorado

Ufology uncover some of the state’s most harrowing stories. British by birth, Richard Estep makes Colorado his home, and he is the author of 20 books, most of them in the field of the paranormal. He has appeared on such television shows as “Haunted Case Files” and “Paranormal 911.” In addition to attending the June 28 author program, readers are encouraged to sign up for the library’s Summer Reading Program, with the theme “Tails and Tales”. The program is for all ages, with great prizes for completing a fun series of reading challenges. The program is made possible by the Library Friends & Foundation. For more information and to sign up for the “Colorado UFOs” presentation, visit estesvalleylibrary.org.

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“Coolest Car Show In Colorado” Is Back For The 4th Of July This Year 2021 marks the 23rd anniversary of the 4 of July Coolest Car Show in Colorado in Estes Park featuring classic and vintage cars, along with food, music, and family activities. The event takes place on Sunday, July 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Estes Park Events Complex located at the Stanley Fairgrounds. Admission to the Coolest Car Show in Colorado is free, but we are accepting donations this year ($5 suggestion). You will also be able to vote for your favorite car(s) by purchasing ballots for $1 each. The Coolest Car Show in Colorado features everything from vintage cars to today’s state-of-the-art electrics. There will be local car owners from Estes Park and many more from throughout Colorado. Food and refreshments will be on sale at the Event Complex. Parking is free at th

the Events Complex! Tickets for the Big Bang Concert at the Estes Park Fairgrounds will be on sale at the food truck on site. The Coolest Car Show in Colorado is sponsored by the Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation, Inc. All proceeds from the event go to support the Estes Park Museum and its mission to preserve, share, and respect the unique history of Estes Park. The Museum Friends are still welcoming sponsors and exhibitors. Auto exhibitors may pre-register now through June 29. Registration forms can be found at www.estesparkmuseumfriends.org. To learn about business sponsorship opportunities at a special rate of $50.00, call 303-475-7152.

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Allenspark July 4 Events Come one over to Allenspark on Sunday, July 4, 2021 – plan for a mid- morning arrival. On your way, stop at The Old Gallery to enjoy the 28 local artists’ many types of works. Check them out online to give yourselves a preview. The gallery also sells weaving and quilted items from The Hilltop Guild and houses the only Rocky Mountain Conservancy Nature Store outside of the Rocky Mountain National Park. As you continue down Business Route 7 into greater Allenspark, do plan plenty of time to visit Distant Harbors Gift Shop and its fine collection of antiques, clothing, jewelry, cards and other gift items. It is a find! Outside, the owner, Christine Futro, hosts a wonderful Flea Market and invites vendors to participate with everything from fresh breads and jellies, household items to more antiques. You might even see a table or two with representatives from Forest Health groups or Wildfire Partners. About 11:30 the Estes Park Village Band will be setting up and warming up on the porch of K&L Realty, next to the

post office. The porch will be handsomely decorated this year with bunting and ribbons kindly donated by Annie Muldrew-Pancoast of Riverside. These materials are all made in the USA! Shortly before noon we will gather at the flagpole in front of the post office for the singing of The Star Spangled Banner. Our local deputy will step off the parade at noon. The Allenspark Fire Department will have their trucks and themselves polished and ready to toss candy and spray a sprinkle or two along the route. Are you a veteran or on duty here in the area who wants to walk the downhill route? Many local merchants and small organizations join in also. Do you have a fine vehicle, old or new, truck, tractor? Come on over. Remember to bring small wrapped candies to toss to the eager kids along the route to Ferncliff. Come join this great celebration in our small, loving town. Questions? Don’t hesitate to call Judee Snell in Raymond 303-747-2652.

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Don’t miss the Community Yard Sale next Saturday, June 26th – weather permitting. Set-up will be at 7 a.m., open to the public from 8 a.m. until 12 noon. The sale will be held at the Estes Park

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EPNRC Celebrates Board Members By: Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center

Volunteer board members guide the important efforts of our local nonprofit organizations. EVICS Family Resource Center recognizes outgoing board member Melanie Kowalski. She has touched the lives of many children and families in our community as the Estes Valley Library Children's Librarian. She's not only fantastic with a puppet but she volunteered her time and talents to support children as the Secretary of the Board of Directors of EVICS Family Resource Center. Kowalski and many other dedicated nonprofit board members guide over 70 nonprofits in service to Estes Park. EPNRC believes it is important to support board members in understanding their roles and responsibilities to ensure they are prepared to knowledgeably guide

nonprofits. Nonprofit Governance Board Training is a six-part series that covers the nuts and bolts of board service: How to Maintain a Strategic Focus, How to Provide Financial Oversight, and How to Govern Through Effective Policy are just a few of the topics. EPNRC encourages you to join invested community leaders by putting your passion into action as a nonprofit board member. We are here to help connect you to organizations seeking board members and we'll make sure you have all you need to lead with assurance. Learn more and register for the Board Governance series online: EVICS staff Erin Berryhill, Program Director Carley Bangs and Executive Director Lauepnonprofit.org/board-governance rie Dale Marshall thanking Children’s Librarian Melanie Kowalski for her time and talent as an EVICS Family Resource Center Board Member. EPNRC continues to celebrate board members through the month of July. If you have a board member (or colleague) you would like to spotlight, please email info@epnonprofit.org.

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Land Trust Breakfast Focuses On Arapaho Indian Connections To The Estes Valley

The Estes Valley is the ancestral home to the Arapaho, Ute and other Native American tribes. Historic US and State of Colorado policies displaced Native Americans from the valley and severed the physical connection they had with their homeland. The Estes Valley Land Trust will host a virtual breakfast to learn more about the tribal connections to the valley and discuss partnership opportunities between tribal and land conservation organizations. The breakfast will include a panel with Mr. Fred Mosqueda, Arapaho Indian, and Coordinator of the Culture Program of the Arapaho and Cheyenne Tribes, and Dr. Patty Limerick, Faculty Director and Chair of the Board of the Center of the American West, University of Colorado. This Estes Valley Land Trust breakfast will be held on Saturday, June 26 at 9 a.m. and will take place online. Reservations are required and can be made at: evlandtrust.org/rsvp. This event is for EVLT members only. Not a member? Please join here: evlandtrust.org/donate.

There is no charge for the online breakfast and attendees receive two free Cinnamon’s Bakery cinnamon rolls, if registered by June 18. Quantities are limited and details on where to pick up the cinnamon rolls will be emailed to those who register. “The land trust recently made a commitment to be a more inclusive organization and better serve the whole community” said Jeffrey Boring, Estes Valley Land Trust Executive Director. “Our tribal partners are deeply connected to nature and I’m looking forward to working with them to conserve more land in the valley.” About the Estes Valley Land Trust Founded in 1987 by Estes Park residents, the Estes Valley Land Trust is a nationally recognized land conservation organization that has preserved nearly 10,000 acres of land and some of the most iconic landscapes in the Estes Valley. More than 400 members support the Estes Valley Land Trust annually and additional information can be found at evlandtrust.org.

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US Trail Running Conference Announces Theme For 2021 - Trail Running As A Restorative Sport Empowering long term success for trail races and a zero carbon sport Active at Altitude, organizers of the US Trail Running Conference has announced the theme for this year’s edition of the annual event, Trail Running as a Restorative Sport. This theme is an organic and logical development from last year’s successful theme of Trail Running Communities for Climate Action and Sustainability. The ninth annual US Trail Running Conference will be held October 27-30, 2021, and is presented by UltraSignup and Spartan Trail. The Conference is also held in partnership with the American Trail Running Association (ATRA), and is delivered across two segments. The first presents content designed for trail race directors, and is held Wednesday, October 27, to Friday, October 29, while the second segment contains trail runner focused content, and takes place on Saturday, October 30. The Spartan Trail US Championship also takes place in Fayetteville following the Conference, with a 10k night run on Saturday, October 30, and a 10k, half marathon, and 50k on Sunday, October 31. The theme of Trail Running as a Restorative Sport was inspired by the book, The Ecology of Commerce by Paul Hawken. In his book Hawken eloquently

reminds us that the “promise of business is to increase the well-being of humankind through service, creative invention, and ethical action.” (p.2). The content illustrates how far the sport of trail running has moved away from adding positive actions to all of those factors. It is time to create new and innovative practices so that the sport truly represents and increases the well-being of all runners and this planet. For trail race directors, the theme will be delivered by a combination of expert presentations and speaker panels that will cover four foundational components that each contribute towards moving trail running to become a restorative sport. The four components for race directors are: Climate, Diversity, Community and Business. Within the Climate component, content will cover effective steps we can all take on cli-mate action and that races can share with their runners and followers, sustainability initiatives, programs like the TerraCycle Performance Nutrition Brigade from GU Energy Labs, and how we can move the sport towards a goal of zero carbon. For the Diversity component, content will focus on how races can attract a more diverse audience and reach out to BIPOC, women, LGBTQIA, blind and adaptive, youth and elder runners, and other under rep-

resented groups in the sport. Contained in the Community component, content will cover how to grow trail running communities, maintaining and cherishing trails, and a program to attract new and younger race directors to the sport. Finally, the Business component will feature content to help race directors market their races, create effective courses, make their races stand out, and establish effective sponsor partnerships. For trail runners, content will be focused on Climate, Diversity, and Community. In a similar process to the session for race directors, information for trail runners will also be delivered by a mixture of expert presentations and speaker panels. Information on Climate will be delivered by sessions on climate action including personal responses. Diversity will be covered by a women’s panel, and sessions on BIPOC, and other representative groups. Lastly, Community will include sessions on starting your own trail running group, as well as healthy running and the importance of trail running as a spiritual experience. Adam Chase, President of the American Trail Running Association, remarked that he was thrilled with this year’s theme: “The same governing principles of economy and ecology overlap with those of trail running. We all strive for efficiency and optimized form, getting the most out of our runs, enjoying the environment through which we flow, leaving nothing and taking only memo-

ries. The Conference will address the challenge of how we might grow our sport and community in a sustainable manner while allowing the ‘industry’ of trail races, gear, camps, publications, and other aspects to flourish?” Event Director Terry Chiplin comments: “We are particularly excited to announce the theme for this year’s US Trail Running Conference as it reflects a timely change in di-rection for the sport. We know that all trail runners and race directors are passionate about caring for our environment and communities, and we are excited to generate and deliver content that will provide positive education opportunities across the four pillars of the sport, Climate, Diversity, Community and Business. We look forward to this being another must-attend event for anyone that is interested in helping to move the sport toward a restorative model that revitalizes habitats, ecosystems, businesses and our communities to their optimum.” More info: Conference registration includes options for race director days as well as trail runner day. Details at http://ustrailrunningconference.com/register/ For additional details contact Event Director, Terry Chiplin, terry@ustrailrunningconference.com, or 303-304-9159. #TrailConference #trailrunning #expfaymyway #experiencefayetteville #fayettevillear #activeataltitude #atra

Tennis Anyone? Residents and summer visitors are invited to join the Estes Park tennis community. We play at the courts in Stanley Park, near the high school. Men’s and

women’s doubles on weekday mornings and mixed doubles on Sunday afternoons. We would love to see you out on the courts. For more information, call Sally at 970-577-9752.

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By: Judi Smith

Our Planet Partners

Believe it or not, recycling does not end with what you can put into your curbside bin. While it is great to recycle so easily (for things that can be single streamed efficiently), there are many, many forms of recycling that “the bin” (or bag) does not accommodate. Pursue zero waste! Don’t let anyone tell you to send it to the landfill until you, personally, have checked your options. As for as our local entrepreneurs that are doing their best to support the community by helping us redirect discards that Larimer County / Waste Management do not handle, they are a tremendous help with our efforts to redirect the salvageable. Never leave donations by the door! We have had a few partners give up collecting because people abused the privilege. Always submit during work hours when the shop is open. A few local businesses give away for reuse what they have in abundance. Smith Sign Studio gives away “scrap vinyl” (sort of like shelf paper) in a variety of colorful options. If you need cardboard boxes for moving, storage, or some other project, check with Estes Park Brewery or Snowy Peaks Winery. Enchanted Florist sometimes has extra compost for gardens. We discover new additions every day. If you own a business and wish to collect something (or give something away), please email me. If you know of a business that collects something, have them email me. Inspired Art Experiences is a new Planet Partner. They collect corks, crayons, thin card, metal bottle caps, rubber bands, fabric scraps, beads, and newspapers, plus the plastic carryout bags that many stores currently give away. Cliffhanger collects books (and a few supplemental items), then sells them to benefit our local library and the great programs they sponsor. Stop by and check out what they have in stock. It changes every day. Ed’s Cantina collects brightly colored cloth napkins and tablecloths for their dining room. Enchanted Florist will be glad to find your superfluous vases a new home. It is illegal to put paint into your trash cans (landfill or recycling) in Colorado. Bestway Painting collects leftover paint and paint supplies. Contact them for details about what they take and do not take. Some of this, they can put to good use. The leftovers will be responsibly recycled. The UPS Store reuses shipping supplies. Simply Christmas will be pleased to put your leftover wrapping materials to good use, Cross-

roads runs the food pantry, so take them your food surplus, for humans or pets. The Pet Lodge also takes pet food and supplies plus old, even torn up, blankets are a great comfort to puppies and kittens. Springback Colorado (Denver, Colorado Springs, and Fort Collins) will recycle used mattresses and Estes Park Power and Communication has an arrangement with ARCA to offer a rebate on working refrigerators for their customers. The Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center will recycle an old vehicle if donated to them, non-driveables are welcome. Contact them directly. Consignment and thrift shops take in used things to resell to those who are looking for them. Between Friends is a consignment shop, which means you can make a profit when they sell your items. Uncle Benny’s (in Loveland) buys used construction (and remodeling) materials and supplies. Check their website for a thorough listing of what they accept. The Elizabeth Guild (including Lizzie’s Boutique) is a great place to shop for new-used clothing, and other treasures as well. Village Thrift has a tremendous list of what they accept on their website. Check it out! Shopping at these locations translates to saving money while saving the world! Both Wendy’s Optical and Aspen Eyecare collect old glasses for the Lion’s Club ongoing project. Printer and toner cartridges can be recycled at Healing Waters. Country Market collects clean carryout bags for recycling into new plastic bags of the same type. Safeway expanded their collection activity to include other types of plastic bags and film. They donate to a company that uses it to make “plastic wood.” Save trees while saving the elk from plastic bags. And don’t forget the annual collection at Estes Recycles Day. This year’s poster awards and proclamation will be July 13th and the event is scheduled for August 7th (more on this next week). If you do not know what to do with something: first, check www.estesrecycles.org to see if there is a local (Estes) option. The Planet Partner Page lists Estes businesses that accept your castoffs. If nothing there strikes your fancy, check the websites for Fort Collins Solid Waste (Hwy. 34) and Ecocycle (Hwy. 36). They both have excellent A-Z lists that give you multiple options. Type in the item you no longer want and see what they say. If you find no solutions, email me. Agree? Disagree? Questions? Comments? RRRcyc@signsandwishes.com.

18 Hole Estes Park Men’s Golf Association Results For June 15, 2021 Congratulations to all winners 6/14/21 Results Low Net Blue/White Name Net Score Don Bryson 66 Franz Peterson 72 John Krueger 74 Chuck Cooper 74 Adam Smart 75 Steve Nagl 76 Pete Johnson 77 Al Arms 77 Walt Coleman 77 Ray Leaycraft 77 B. Harms 78 Josh Tracy 78 Robin Harding* 78 John Gelhaus 79 Rod Unruh 80 Mike Tracy 80 Mike Cunningham* 80 John Copperhaver 80

Low Net Red/Gold Name Net Score Pete Smith 73 Steve Poznic 73 Wayne Anderson 76 Dennis Bryant 76 Brad Anderson* 77 Chip Sproul 78 Doug McFerson 79 Tom Washburn 79 Week 1 Stroke Play Championship (Gross) Results – Finals next week Jim Mathies 68 Drew Webb 83 Larry Nosbish 84 Kirk Miller 87 Matt Quinn 90 Mike Williams 90 Bill Reed 91 Tony Paglia 91 S. Logan 92

Estes Park Womens Golf Association Results For June 15, 2021 Tuesday June 15th was Round 2 of 3 of the Presidents Cup-Match Play. Carla Spreng Webb Carol Felner Diane Butler Johanna Gengler The women following the field played the game NOSE, the holes that start with a N, O, S or E count.

The winners are: Flight 1 Carrie Logan and Cindy Minier tied for 1st Place Flight 2 Judith Cunningham 1st Place Hulda Bachman 2nd Place Flight 3 Kathy Bryson 1st Place Flight 4 Karen Saucier 1st Place If any women are interested in joining EPWGA please contact our President Carla Spreng-Webb at carla. spreng@gmail.com

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Matching Grant Opportunity! Streamlined Online Scholarship Management Program Dear community: Year after year local organizations have generously provided vital scholarship support for our Estes Park High School (EPHS) graduates heading to post-high school education. They are so appreciated! For decades, EPHS has been using a paper-and-folder procedure that is labor intensive and lacks the efficiency and consistency needed, especially when there is a change of personnel. There is a solution for this, and Estes Park Education Foundation (EPEF) is inviting you to help to make it happen. EPEF was approached by EPHS to get an online scholarship management program (all the neighboring districts use one) to provide a more efficient and secure process. After reviewing seven programs, Foundant Technologies was found to best match the needs of our stakeholders: students, scholarship providers, and counselors. It is hoped that the ease of use and efficiency will encourage more students to consider post-secondary education and more organizations to consider some financial support for them. The program would save time and energy that would benefit all stakeholders. The Foundant Advanced Program is a streamlined and totally online service (paper copies available) for locally provided scholarships. All stakeholders would have their own secure portals to access their parts of the program. Some of its features include: • A Scholarship Manager as the point person for the program. • Students complete a Universal Application (UA) and take an Eligibility Quiz for the local scholarships available. • Organizations can add resumes, essays, etc., to those UAs that would come to them. • Once student applications are closed, local scholarship • Local scholarship providers receive a list of students (names blinded for confidentiality) who met their requirements, with links to the students’ applications for review. • The system’s review and evaluation process makes it easier and more efficient for scholarship committees to make decisions, reducing bias and allowing for equitable applications are automatically submitted for all scholarships for which a student qualifies. If any of these schol-

arships require supplemental materials beyond the questions on the UA, the student will automatically be prompted by the system to submit these materials. distribution of available awards. Names of students receiving scholarships would then be given to providers. • Providers would continue to pay the educational institution directly. Thompson Education Foundation has been using this service, and their scholarship providers are very satisfied with it. Rotary Club of Loveland sums it up: “Our committee has found the review process to be easy and efficient. Scholarship administration is hugely simplified, as the system manages student contact information and scholarship details securely. Being able to use the Foundant platform has transformed our scholarship management process and allows us to focus on awarding and celebrating the students rather than being mired in administrative details.” Laura Armstrong, Chair, Scholarship Committee EPEF has committed $2,000 per year to help pay for this program with the idea that, instead of providing a scholarship for one or two students, we could support a process that provides a service for all graduates. Unfortunately, this $2000 will not cover the entire cost of this program. Mueller, Pye, and Associates CPA is generously offering to match each provider’s contribution, dollar-for-dollar, up to $2,000 per year for five years. This matching grant opportunity is for June through July so that EPEF can purchase the program to begin training and working on customizing its design in August. We are hoping that, with enough scholarship providers and interested parties committing to an annual contribution with this matching grant, we will have the cost of the program covered. Donations can be made online at epeducationfoundation.org OR via check to our PO Box. Please write “EPHS Matching Grant” on the memo line. If you’d like more information, please contact: info@epeducationfoundation.org OR bevbachman. epef@gmail.com Thank you, dear community, for your continued support of our students! The Board of Directors, Estes Park Education Foundation, epeducatinfoundation.org

Hilltop Guild Awards Six Scholarships To Students In Estes Park & Lyons The Hilltop Guild is an association of mountain women who live at least part of the time in and around Allenspark. They make and sell handicrafts from dandelion jelly to weavings, from quilts to peanut brittle. With the money they make from sales, particularly from the annual bazaar (which this year will be on Saturday, Aug. 7), they give scholarships to local high school students in Lyons and Estes Park. Members of the Education/Philanthropic Committee this past year were Carol Halsey, Barb Coles and Donna Squyres. The chair, Carol Halsey, said she joined the Guild in 1979. "I joined for the crafts and then found out there was a lot more to it," she said. She has been on the Philanthropic Committee for 25 years, longer than many of the scholarship recipients are old. She loves it. "You always hear about kids in trouble, you don't read about honor students and volunteers," she said. For instance, she said it was groups of students who really helped after the 2013 flood cleaning out cabins and helping older folks regain their lives. "By reading so many scholarship applications, you really get to find out how great these kids are," she added. Usually 25 to 30 seniors apply for scholarships from Estes Park while about a dozen apply from Lyons. She wishes all of the kids could have earned a scholarship. Instead, this past spring, thousands of dollars were given to six worthy students, three from Estes and three from Lyons, including: Rachel Calvin of Estes Park High School. Rachel received the Betty Fulton memorial scholarship. Betty was a Guild member and avid weaver for 37 years. Her woven items were highly sought after at the annual bazaar. Betty also organized weekend conferences for interested weavers in and out of the area. Those who attended were housed in the homes of other Guild members. Betty encouraged weaving to as many people as she could and the Guild philanthropy committee chose Rachel because of her love of colors and textures, interior decoration and architecture. Rachel was awarded $500. She wants to make spaces welcoming and inviting and took a construction geometry class to help her understand her chosen field. Rachel is also active in the community from tutoring students learning English as a Second Language to making quilts for cancer patients. She also works with the Estes Park Lions Club and visits seniors at the Estes Park Living Center. Ellie Bergsten of Estes Park High School received the Joan Rogers Memorial Scholarship. Joan was a much-loved member of the Guild for 19 years and one member described her by saying: "Joan would rather give than receive." She was the corresponding secretary for the Guild for many years up to her death in 2020. At the annual bazaar, Joan was always to be found at the country kitchen, making sure all the donations of baked goods were properly displayed and priced. She did all these things responsibly with kindness and a dry sense of humor. This $2,000 memorial scholar-

ship was awarded to Ellie because she has a strong sense of community involvement, much like Joan. Ellie balanced academics with her commitment to community service, maintaining a 4.0 grade point average while volunteering at the Estes Park Library and as a member of the Key Club. Jennifer Kinch of Estes Park High School was awarded $1,500 in the Hilltop Guild 2021 Scholarship In the Hilltop Guild handbook, the question is asked: "Who are we?" One of the answers is: "We are neighbors helping neighbors." The Guild committee looks at many criteria including grades, school activities including band and athletics, community involvement, dedication and enthusiasm. This $l, 500 Hilltop Guild scholarship was awarded to Jennifer because, as one of her teachers commented, Jennifer is her own toughest critic when it comes to academic performance. This characteristic is a definite positive when it comes to success in college. Jennifer’s goal is to study either environmental or chemical engineering. Jennifer has ideas about solving environmental problems and knows a college degree will help her find the answers to these problems. Sierra Andresen of Lyons High School was awarded the $2,000 Marjorie McCulloch Memorial Scholarship. Marge lived in a small cabin in the Meeker Park area for many years. She was active in the USO during World War II, she valued health care, and she enjoyed writing. She wrote articles about the animals she saw around her cabin, contributing these articles to the Allenspark monthly newspaper, The Wind. For this reason Sierra, who wants to be a veterinarian, was chosen for this scholarship. Marge would approve of her veterinary goal, her music and her enthusiasm. Avery Joy of Lyons High School was given the Gerald Halsey Memorial Scholarship. Jerry was a three-sport athlete in high school and while in the Navy played on the All-Navy basketball team. In college he earned a master's degree in special education. As a teacher he also coached track and cross country, football and, of course, basketball. He believed that athletics should be the basis for developing discipline, and that the educational process was much the same as athletics, in that they both require discipline and hard work. Avery was chosen for this $1,600 scholarship because she challenged herself academically and worked hard to achieve both team and individual athletic goals. "It makes me very happy to share Jerry's life with these students," said Carol about her late husband. Tala Moe of Lyons High School is the recipient of the second $1,500 Hilltop Guild 2021 Scholarship. The committee unanimously chose Tala because she is kind, cares about her family and friends, and demonstrates a great work ethic when learning the flute and guitar. The women of the Guild salute Tala and all the recipients of 2021 scholarships, wishing each one a successful career and a long and happy life.

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Mark J. Lorenz June 2, 1961—May 20, 2020

Mark Lorenz, a.k.a. Silver Service House Doctor, passed away peacefully on May 20, 2020 at home after a long struggle with terminal cancer. Because of the risks of Covid at the time of death, Mark’s memorial was delayed and will now take place this Sunday, June 20th at 9 a.m. This will be a joint Sunday morning worship service and celebration of life at Mark’s home congregation, Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran. All friends from the community are invited to join the congregation in celebrating the same Word and Sacrament which sustained Mark throughout his life.

Mark made friends with a variety of people. From the Boy Scouts to model railroaders, from contractors to men in Bible study, from Habitat for Humanity projects to volunteering at La Puente in Alamosa, Mark’s quirky personality and unorthodox ways kept him engaged with many others. He added new perspectives to the projects with which he was involved while also supporting the importance of the common purpose. This was evident in his Christian Faith and the conviction of God’s Grace being the ultimate hope.

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

Village Band Concert at Performance Park on July 4, 2021. Please forward a deserving veteran's contact information to mvsecretary1575@mvbf.org.

Laurie Andrews Krushenisky Laurie Andrews Krushenisky passed away in Estes Park on April 26, 2021. Laurie was born in St. Louis, Missouri on August 11, 1945, to Austin and Pauline Andrews. The family moved to Denver, Colorado in 1946 where Laurie was raised. She studied and graduated with a BA degree in education from Colorado Woman's College in Denver. As part of her degree, she experienced a year in Vienna, Austria where she deepened her great love of art and also a desire to travel. Laurie taught in the Denver Public School System for three years. On April 6, 1968, Laurie married James Krushenisky. Laurie led a life of adventure, starting with a move to Lake Sunapee, New Hampshire in 1969, where they opened a gift shop and Laurie taught in the elementary school there. They raised and raced sled dogs in the surrounding area. Once Jim accepted a position with Sturm Ruger & Company, they lived in Missouri, Kansas, Connecticut and Marshall, Texas. In Marshall, Laurie

was the Director of the Leo Michelson Museum for several years. In 1997, they moved to Estes Park where Laurie's parents had a vacation home. Laurie became very involved with the art community of Estes Park, including the Art Center where she served as President and member of the Board. She was a member of the Weaver's Guild, and was creative with paper sculpture. Friends and family always appreciated handmade cards and gifts from Laurie. She was a member of P.E.O. Chapter HF. Travel to Europe was always a priority, and this included several trips to Paris and the art scene. Laurie worked at Macdonald Book Shop in Estes Park for 18 years, and her artistic touches, her personality and knowledge of books made her a most valued member of the team. She is survived by her devoted husband, Jim of 53 years, brothers Kent Andrews (Mary Jo), and Dale Andrews (Sandy). She was preceded in death by her parents.

Claud Raymond Alkire, Jr. Claud Raymond Alkire, Jr., 78, of the Retreat in Glen Haven, CO died on Monday, April 12, 2021 at Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, CO. His full obituary can be found in the April 21, 2021 Estes Park News or online at estesparknews.com A Celebration of Life has been planned for Sunday, June 27 at 1:00 p.m. at the Glen Haven Town Hall. Memorial contributions may be made to the Glen Haven Area Volunteer Fire Department, P. O. Box 53, Glen Haven, CO 80532.

News Schedule For Our Lady Of The Mountains Church Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church has updated their mass schedule They offer Mass on: Saturday afternoon at 4, Saturday evening at 6

Sunday morning at 8 and 10 M-Thurs mornings at 8:30 and a Communion Service Friday morning at 8:30.

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Congratulations And Thank You Estes Park! The community has formally completed the fundraising necessary to complete the Estes Park Women’s Monument project. As usual, this awesome community stood-up, joyfully supported this grassroots effort and continues to move forward to make our Town better. This new public art will be beautiful, inspirational and educational for all who experience it. Work should begin at the downtown site in July and project completion should be in the late Summer of 2021. Planning for the formal dedication of the new Monument is now underway. Stay tuned for more details regarding the dedication. Through this project, the community is clearly committed to supporting and using public art to improve our Town and in this case to being part of the future while honoring our past! Following is a list of the people and organizations that have assisted in making this project a success either through donation, support, or both: Pieter Hondius, Ron and Ann Wilcocks, Ann Wise, Marie Wise Swain, Denise Shank, Community Fund of Northern Colorado, Dorothy S. Gibbs, Colleen and Ed Ellingson, Diane Krogh, Jane DeDecker, Sutton Betti, Daniel Glanz, Bill and Sue Pinkham, Ann Dinsmoor, Bank of Colorado, Teresa and John Mueller, Visit Estes Park, Bird & Jim, Ann and Greig Steiner, Janice and Kelsei Crow, Donna Calef Rosser, Elizabeth and Dennis Bryan, Vicki Wright, Jan Jensen, Jan and John Gehlhausen, Mary Banken, Cynthia Price Reedy, Amy and Dave Hamrick, Tamara Jarolimek, James Frank, Jerry and Linda Rutledge, Jean McGuire, Animal Hospital of the Rockies, Elizabeth Bearby, Kathy and Don Bryson, Karen and Jim Daugherty, Earthwood Artisans, Carol Smid, Fine Arts Guild of the Rockies, Doug Frisbee, Estes Park Woman’s Club, Robin and Stacey Harding, Joanne C. White, Karla Henderson, Bob and Christann Higley, Marlene Krueger, League of Women’s Voters of Estes Park, All local PEO Chapters, Sunrise Rotary Members, Afternoon Rotary Members, Peggy and John Lynch, John & Cindy Minier, Merle & Patricia Moore, Nancy Thomas Pickering, Todd and Amy Plummer, Jan and Wendy Rigby, Judy and Stanley Schaffer, Mark and Jean Rissmiller, John and Vanessa Schnipkoweit, The Stanley Hotel, Earthwood Collections, Scott and Karen Thompson, Nancy and John Thut, Leslie and Guy Van der Werf, Liz and Ken Zornes, Eileen Flaherty, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, A Celebration of Woman, Their Stories, Cindy and Vince Brady, Darla Sidles, Vaughn Baker, Christine & Toby Farrel, Chris Wood,

MacGregor Mountain Lodge, Castle Mountain Lodge, Estes Park Quota Club Foundation, Estes Park News, Gary and Kris Hazelton, Pat and Sandy Begley, Kathy Roby Bakas, Ludie Dickeson, Donna Shavlik, Pat and Jim Pickering, Joan Borel, Sid and Laura Brown, Charley and Linda Griffin, Jennifer and John Waters, Fred and Merilyn Johnston, Maureen Gootz, Wayne and Betty Huff, Frank and Jill Lancaster, Thomas and Barbara Kostahryz, Frank Theis, Sandra and Dick Life Sr, Theresa RizzoSeim, Kathye and Stan Osborne, Janet and Rick Taylor, Marti and Derald DeYoung, Jacquelyn M. Hertel, Leanna Schranz, Rala Mandelson, Lois Ellingwood, Carolyn Hull, Kimberly UilkEmory, Kelley Anderson, Linda Bitters, Verlene Thorp, Shirley J. Albers, Peg Belshe, Mary Zollman, Sue Dallman, Shirley Neely-Turpin, Pam Vendegna, Mary Bopp, Joy Gimar, Ginger Harris, Carole Rouse, Barbara Richards, Jane Gardner, Gail Albers, Berniece Peters, Betty Meyer, Audrey Putney, Dianna Hulbert, Patricia Kampfe, Loretta DeWitt, John Wolf, Sherry Followill, Alice and Larry League, Loretta and David Brewer, Bret & Melanie Freedman, David & Mary Ann Martin, Anne Morgan Rogers, Robin and David Converse, John Cullen IV, Michael Conley, Susan Steele, Joan Sapp, Stanley Home Museum and Education Center, Wendy Koenig, Roger Schuett, EP Duck Race, Margaret Jensen, Kathy Littlejohn, Pat and Ward Nelson, Russ and Cathy Schneider, Barbara and Gordon MacAlpine, Rex Poggenpohl, John Cullen, Sherry Unruh, the Estes Park Arts District, The Estes Park News, The Trail Gazette, The Art Center of Estes Park, Erik Stensland, Robert and Ellen Hostetler Charitable Fund, Bridget and Jeff Moreau, Jim and Lois Gunlicks, Martin Koschnitzke MD, Belle Morris, Sheri Frantz, Estes Park Vacationland, Christina Kraft, Kara Franker, Susie and Helen Masterson, Cherie Martin, Nick Smith, Brian Berg, Karen LloydD’Onofrio, Lars Sage, Cynthia Elkins, Derek Fortini, Geoffry Elliot, Dewain Lockwood, Vicki Papineau, Greg Muhonen, Kirby Nelson-Hazelton, Patrick Martchink, Marie Cenac, Scott Webermeier, Carlie Bangs, Cindy Younglund, Greg Miles, Amber Lausted, Ann Finley, Abi Huebner, Karen Nicholson, Dawn Normali. Thank each and every one of you for your generous support! Sincerely, Ron Wilcocks, Chair – Estes Park Women’s Monument project

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

Join Our Team We have two great amazing opportunities in Patient Financial Services

Youth Development Specialist

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

Payment Poster Patient Account Representative Full Time, Year‐Round, Benefits include: Pension Plan, Paid Time Off, Sick Leave, Medical and Dental Ins., plus more!

Apply online at: eph.org

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

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Join Our Team Linecooks, Prep Cooks, Dishwashers, Hosts, and Bussers Apply in person at 225 Park Lane

Receptionist/PBX Operator Full Time days, M‐F – Year Round Benefits include: Pension Plan, Paid Time Off, Sick Leave, Medical and Dental Ins., plus more!

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Pharmacy Clerk and Cashier Technician $15 per hour $17 to $21 per hour Join the Rocky Mountain Pharmacy Team!

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

Apply online at: eph.org Silver Saddle Inn

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

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

The Historic Crags Lodge Housekeeping 555 Prospect Ave. Estes Park, CO 80517 970‐577‐4458 EOE Employer

Rocky Mountain Conservancy

Full Time Visitor Center

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

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

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


Mountain Concrete is looking for Concrete Laborers & Form Setters. Call Scott at 970-586-3775.


Year Round, $16/hr w/ Benefits

Front Desk Agent Year Round, $17/hr w/ Benefits Apply online at Diamondresorts.com Stop by and see us or call us at

970-586-6066 300 Riverside Drive Estes Park, CO 80517 Lifeguards needed for the Recreation Center. Part-time or Full-time, flexible hours. We will provide the Lifeguard training and certification free of charge. Cubs Den Attendant for the Recreation Center Watch children, from the ages of 1-8 years, at the Recreation Center. Parents will be on-site completing a workout. Each child can be placed in the Cubs Den for up to 2 hours. The schedule will be Monday through Thursday, 4pm-7:00pm. Competitive pay and a free membership to the Recreation Center. Apply on-line: evrpd.com

Local’s Grill

Line Cook, Server, Busser

Send resume to localelk@gmail.com or apply in person at 153 E. Elkhorn Ave.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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

$500 Hiring Bonus

WorldMark Resorts invites you to apply for:

· Housekeeper - $18/hr · Laundry Attendant - $16/hr Full & Part Time positions. We offer a fun and energetic team environment with great benefits. To apply for any of these great opportunities, please go to our company website at

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

Pantry Chef 40-50 hrs per week. Pay based on experience. Apply in person between 12-4.

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

Environmental Services Technician/Housekeeper CONSTRUCTION POSITIONS

Join our fast-paced, growing team! PROJECT MANAGER - Experience Required. Responsibilities: overall project planning, distributing resources, time & crew management, maintaining the budget & change orders, coordinating staff & subcontractors, and regular communication & coordination with clients.

$14.00 to $18.75

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

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

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FIELD CREW - Small Jobs Specialist (handyman), Frame Carpenter, Trim Carpenter, General Labor All positions are year-round and full-time. Wages DOE. Call 970-586-5796

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

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Rocky Mountain Conservancy

Rocky Mountain Conservancy

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

systems and customer service preferred  An interest in RMNP

See full posiƟon descripƟon on our website before applying

Visitor Center

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

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

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Help Wanted Liquor Store Clerk & Cashier

Village Goldsmith, Inc. SALES ASSOCIATE

Kitchen Staff needed!

Help us feed hungry diners! Fun atmosphere, competitive pay, shift meal and PIE! Apply in person or at val@youneedpie.com

Cafe De Pho Thai

Full Time Days – Year Round Benefits include: Pension Plan, Paid Time Off, Sick Leave, Medical and Dental Ins., plus more!

Apply online at: eph.org

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

Adult Services & Civic Engagement Librarian

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

Youth Services Librarian

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

Assistant Manager

Daytime Bartender Banquets Breakfast/Lunch Servers Line Cooks Dishwashers Please visit: dunravenepresort.com

Join Our Team! TELLER Full Time

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

Open every day; summer hours are into the evening 235 West Elkhorn Avenue (970)586-5659 villagegoldsmith@airbits.com

Line Cook

Cutest tea shop in town

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

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Fine jewelry retail sales Training provided, no prior jewelry knowledge necessary

Will train in Thai Cooking. Apply at 225 West Riverside Dr. (next to the Post Office)

Full Time/Part Time available Starting wage $15 hour

Facilities Maintenance Technician


The Circle 119 American Legion is hiring Bartenders part-time or full-time Salary based upon experience Pick up an application at the Legion after 3 p.m. Call 970-586-6118 or email epal@esteslegion.org for more information.

hiring part time and full time Sales Associate. Must work on weekends. Apple in store, call 970-308-8248 or email rockymountainserenitea@gmail.com

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

Join the Legion team this summer!

Looking for an experienced Floral Designer for 24+ hours a week. Must have at least 2 years of design experience and valid drivers license and be able to lift 50 lbs. Call or stop by for more information at The Enchanted Florist, 176 S St Vrain Ave, (970) 586-2663

Join Our Team!

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

Silver Saddle Inn Now hiring: Front Desk Clerk

Now Hiring Full Time Base Pay + Incentive Bonus! Full Benefits! Apply Now @oreillyauto.com/careers or call 970-577-6156

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


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great communication skills and a strong interest in art and craft to fill a full time and part time gallery sales position. Pay rate is based on experience. Apply at 323 W Elkhorn Ave.

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Full-Time and Part-Time Positions Available for

• Front Desk • Housekeeping • Maintenance Some Evenings and Weekends

Apply at, mail or email resume to: Fawn Valley Inn, 2760 Fall River Road, Estes Park, CO 80517 Email: Jamie@RockyMtnResorts.com

SPUR LIQUOR Professional Cleaning/General Maintenance Position of

~ Help Wanted ~ Seasonal Clerk/Stock Person


Inquire within at 880 Moraine Ave. Waiter and Host Main location

Waiter and Host

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

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

HAIRDRESSER Opening at Pati’s Hair Care

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

Housekeepers - seasonal Front Desk Agent - seasonal

Contact Rhonda at 586-2358

Silver Saddle Inn

Come and join our team!

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

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

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

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


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

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

Kennel Assistant

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

$Must be take pride in your work, be detail oriented, responsible and enjoy cleaning and taking ownership. $25/hour for 1 hour per day in the morning before 10am, seven days per week. Please Call (970) 480-5458

Counter Help/Prep Cook

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

Apply at: 401 E. Elkhorn Ave.

Check Out Our Current Openings... "This is not just a job....Its a mission! Be a part of something bigger.."

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

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

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

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

Events Maintenance Worker (Seasonal)

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

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

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Shuttle Drivers $15-$17 hourly - Part time

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

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

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


is looking for FT or PT team members! Come to work in a fun atmosphere with over 1,300 styles of STUFFED animals! Must like working with the public. Work hours will be 10:00 - 5:00. Must be available to work weekends. No evenings. Please stop by 145 E. Elkhorn, or email info@4-stuffed.com

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

Looking for a full time year round employee for dog daycare/boarding business.

Now Hiring

Servers, Dishwasher, Prep Cook and Host Apply in person Full Time or Part Time

Prior work experience with dogs in some capacity preferred for this position. Flexible hours. Job includes supervising dogs during play, cleaning and customer service skills. Please call Elena at 586-0340 or send your resume to elenasbarkinglot@gmail.com to set up the interview.


Seeking a friendly, motivated, front desk customer service assistant. Computer skills required. On the job training available. Position will be required to obtain State Insurance License within first three months of employment. Educational courses and testing fees fully paid for by the Agency. Full Time Position. Starting Wage $17 to $19 per hour / Paid Vacation / Growth Opportunities. Email Resumes to Danielle Arnold at DARNOL4@AMFAM.COM or drop off at 601 Community Drive.







Commercial Rentals


Wanted To Buy


Garage Sales

2609 Longview Drive Carriage Hills Furniture, Camping Gear, 45 RPM’s, Books & lots more! June 19 - Saturday Only - 9:00am to 1:00pm

Retail or Office Space in Allenspark area - 1200 sq. ft. @ $1200/mon. + utilities, $1200 sec. dep. Could also be divided into two 600 sq. ft. units at $800/mon. + utilities. 1 year lease. 970-744-4007

TRANSPORTATION Cars 2011 Hundai Accent Hatchback. $1000 firm. Runs good. Needs some work. 970-308-0312 2002 Toyota Avalon XL 219000 miles very well maintained ,,..$3,500.00 Call 970-215-6006


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

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

Summer Sale - New Custom Built on/off Grid Sewing/Alterations 8’x24’ Tiny Home w/ loft. High quality through out, solid pine interior w/ low Remixed Custom Sewing maintenance ext., hickory Services and Industrial Repair cabinets & floors, very cusCushions, benches, tom home. $59,995. Call leather, campers and outBob at 970-586-4730 or door furniture. 970-481-6452 Local - call Beth 970-492-5446

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

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

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



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


DOWNTOWN RETAIL SPACE WANTED this year or next. Email: epcabin4@gmail

Upscale moving sale FRI 6/18, SAT 6/19, 9am3pm. Collectibles, china, crystal, tea sets, camping gear, snowshoes. 3440 Saint Francis Way off Little Valley Rd.

1590 Raven Ave Unit D Ranch Meadow Friday & Saturday 9-3 Roadmaster Tow Bar, RV Supplies, Tailgater n Receiver, Director Chairs, Neon Lights, Texaco Collectibles, Tools, Kitchen, Quilts, Boots

June 18 & 19th 8:00 4:00, 1077 PIne Knoll Drive. Commercial grade electric scissors, Craftsmen’s scroll saw, toys, old trunk, books, lad!!YARD SALE!! ders, Boyds Bears, medal Saturday, June 19th hotel chairs, glass ware, 9:00 am-1:00 pm Easter deco, games, kids St. Bartholomew’s stuff, dolls, kitchen, prom Episcopal Church dresses, playpen, art work, 880 MacGregor Ave. gazelle, and & lots of misQuilting Supplies, Pottery, cellaneous. Early birds Furniture, Bicycles, Dinner welcome with cash. ware, Baked goods, and a “Yard”-wide selection of HUGE GARAGE SALE! much more! Fri-Sun 9 to 3. !704 Prospect Estates Dr.

Estate Sales

“Heaven on Earth” Mtn Top Dream Home now available! Lovely home in Estes Park, CO. Backs up to 800,000 acres of pristine U.S. Nat’l Forest. Offered @ $2.5M Shooting Star Enterprises. Proof of funds required. (970) 815-9607

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

Garage Sales GARAGE SALE —Fri. & Sat, June 18-19. 8am-1pm.

Mountain Gate Condos, 315 Bighorn Dr. Patio umbrella, tools, clothes, home decor, puzzles & games, pet care, jewelry.

Community YARD Sale Saturday – June 26th – Weather permitting Setup at 7 A.M. Open to public at 8 A.M. until 12 Noon Location: Estes Park Masonic Lodge – 1820 S. St. Vrain Ave Outdoor Spaces for rent to sale your merchandise for $20.00 Call: 970 577-8585 or 970658-0184 for information 9-3 Sat & Sun June 17&18 1590 Raven Ave. #E Bear Collectibles, Vinyl LP’s, CD’s, Woolen & Silk Fabrics, Child’s Roll-top Desk, Dining Chairs, File Cabinet, much more.

Pineda Auction Service is taking estate, antique, consignment, and other sales! Years of EXPERIENCE! BEST PRICES in town! Get your ITEMS SOLD! WE DO IT ALL! We’ll prove “everyone loves a good auction,” just CALL (303)747-2806! More information at www.pinedaauctionservice.com ESTATE/GARAGE SALE Need to have one, but seems overwhelming. We do the work, you make the $. Local, Affordable, References. CALL NOW 970-215-5548




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QuickBooks Support

Tax Minimization











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

970-586-4418 www.aspen-eyecare.com 600 S Saint Vrain Ave - Suite 5



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SERVING ESTES PARK FOR 20 YEARS (970)-577-9855 parkflooring.com


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


25 YEARS 1993-2018

1186 Graves Ave., Ste. B Estes Park, CO 80517 Fax: 970-577-7260 drcory@estesparkaudiology.com www.estesparkaudiology.com


Cajun Handyman Services

Design | Build | Remodel

General Contractors | Timber Frame & Log Homes

No Job Too Small!

Serving the Colorado Northwest Mountains since 1993

970-586-7711 | www.ldwatkins.com Calls Returned Same Day!


Office: 970-586-2109 Cell: 970-443-5613 cajunhandymanservices21@gmail.com Brian Thibodeaux - owner

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

Charles Santagati 1191 Graves Ave glaciercreekinc.com Full service general contracting since 1998



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



Call or text Chuck @ 970.342.0183

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720.438.1088 jharris@sevenwest.build • EXCAVATION AND SEPTIC INSTALLS • INTERIOR TRIM • STRUCTURAL FRAMING • COMPLETE HOME RENOVATIONS • WE PROVIDE SUB-CONTRACTING SERVICES TO GENERAL CONTRACTORS Licensed and insured. NAWT certified, Boulder County Public Health license number A-082-16. General Contractor License Number CON-16-0212





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HAWKEYE PAINTING “Birds Eye View with a Brush”



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Polly Hawkins Expert with Paints and Stains



Business 303-747-2778 Cell 970-449-3513 email: polyhawkzen@gmail.com







Call us for all of your painting or staining needs!

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

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


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



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