Estes Park News, June 25, 2021

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Reflections Of A Bull Moose A beautiful bull moose with velvet antlers in RMNP. Photo by Robert Burns

A Queen & Her Kitten

An adorable bobcat kitten with its watchful mother.

Photo by Paul Marcotte

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Weigh In On The Town’s Strategic Planning Efforts Earlier this month, the Town Board completed the first draft of the 2022 Town of Estes Park Strategic Plan. This plan is used to clearly define the priorities of the Board and guide staff development of the proposed budget and departmental work plans for the coming year. The Town’s Strategic Plan consists of a vision, a mission, eight outcome areas, 57 strategic policy statements, and a variety of goals and objectives. Generally speaking, the vision, mission, and outcome areas are relatively stable and have not changed much over the years. These are the fundamental principles that the Town Board is committed to as it oversees the functions of Town government. The vision, mission, and outcome areas are directly supported by strategic policy statements, which are implemented by the goals and objectives. Strategic policy statements are more detailed explanations of the Board’s policy and philosophy that provide further detail on Board intent for each of the eight outcome areas. For example, under the “Outstanding Community Services” outcome area one strategic policy statement reads “We will support a wide range of housing opportunities with a particular focus on workforce housing.” These statements provide staff with the details needed to develop and propose

implementable goals and objectives that will advance the Board’s outcome areas, mission, and vision. Goals (multi-year timeframe) and objectives (one-year time frame) are where the rubber hits the road and the Town Board’s priorities are implemented. These components of the strategic plan are actionable and have a defined completion date. Continuing with the “Outstanding Community Services” example: the Strategic Policy Statement example above is supported by a Goal to “allocate portion of excess revenue to workforce housing reserve fund.” This multi-year goal is further supported by a one-year objective to “evaluate additional funding streams for the workforce housing reserve fund.” The goals and objectives in the Strategic Plan operationalize the Town Board’s strategic policy statements, outcome areas, mission, and vision. We are fortunate this year to be in a strong financial position as we craft the strategic plan and budget for 2022. Better-than-expected sales tax receipts in 2020 and robust sales tax collections todate in 2021 will enable more opportunities for the Town to invest in capital projects, programs, and services. Strategic planning is a critical first step in evaluating and prioritizing all of the potential uses of these public resources.

So far this year, the Town Board has held two Strategic Planning Study Sessions to review its mission, vision, outcome areas, strategic policy statements, goals, and objectives. These meetings, along with a great deal of technical work by Town Departments, have generated the draft 2022 Town Board Strategic Plan. This plan can be found online at The final 2022 Town Board Strategic Plan will be considered for adoption at the Sept. 14 Town Board meeting. Between now and Sept. 14, our focus is on sharing the draft plan with the public and soliciting feedback for the Town Board to consider. Public feedback opportunities are the same this year as they have been in the past. Members of the public are encouraged to submit specific comments on the Strategic Plan using the public comment form at (also linked at for Town Board consideration, or they may speak at the public comment periods at the beginning of each Board meeting. There will also be an opportunity for public comment when the Town Board considers the adoption of the 2022 Strategic Plan. Please take the time to review the plan and let us know what you think!

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Estes Valley annual grant applications available July 1 to 22 The Community Foundation of Northern Colorado announces that its annual competitive grant cycle starts July 1, 2021 when application forms become available on its website. One of the ways the Community Foundation supports local nonprofits is through this annual competitive grant cycle. During the 2020 grant cycle, the Community Foundation — through the Estes Valley Community Fund Committee — distributed more than $92,000 to 22 nonprofit agencies that directly serve Estes Valley residents. The Estes Valley Community Fund Committee supports innovative, sustainable programs and actions that will make a positive difference in the future, reducing needs, and removing barriers that impede success for the residents of the Estes Valley. EVCFC prefers to support projects or programs that directly

serve the residents of the Estes Valley, enhance the community, and provide support to the diverse, local population. Each of the Foundation’s grant committees encourage proposals that incorporate collaboration and reflect high-impact, catalytic work. Charitable organizations that serve the Estes Valley are invited to submit a grant application for consideration by the Foundation’s Estes Valley Community Fund Committee. The application will be posted on the Community Foundation’s website ( on July 1, and the deadline for submitting completed applications is Wednesday, July 22, 2021. Nonprofit agencies with questions about the competitive grant cycle can send an email to or call Elizabeth Messerli, philanthropic services offices at 970.488.1986. Photo by Kris Hazelton

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Estes Park Emergency Communications Center staff.

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Estes Park Emergency Communications Center Honored For Achieving Accreditation As Center Of Excellence Estes Park Police Department’s Emergency Communication Center also known as EPECC has again been recognized by The International Academies of Emergency Dispatch® (IAEDTM) as an Accredited Center of Excellence (ACE) for emergency medical dispatching. EPECC first obtained ACE accreditation in 2018 and has to recertify every three years in order to maintain this prestigious accreditation. EPECC was the 257th Medical ACE in the world. IAED is the standardsetting organization for emergency dispatch services worldwide. Accreditation (and subsequent re-accreditation) from the IAED is the highest distinction given to emergency communication centers, certifying that the center is performing at or above the established standards for the industry. Centers who earn ACE status are the embodiment of dispatch done right, and have demonstrated strong local oversight, rigorous quality processes, and a commitment to data-driven continuous improvement. “Accreditation is truly a pinnacle achievement”, said Christof Chwojka, Accreditation Board Chair at IAED. “We applaud the dedicated call takers, dispatchers, and leadership team at the Estes Park Police Department for their

commitment to quality, and for meeting that high standard that few achieve. We know their community can count on these first, first responders to do an outstanding job.” IAED Accreditation is the culmination of a lengthy, arduous process that includes the completion of the 20 Points of Accreditation, a detailed evaluation of performance by industry experts, and a final review and ruling by IAED. "This process is undertaken by communications centers who desire to be the best of the best." explains Kim Rigden, Associate Director of Accreditation, IAED. "Achieving ACE confirms it. The Estes Park Emergency Communications Center should be very proud of this achievement and the wonderful service they provide to the community and their emergency responders" Over 3,500 emergency communication centers worldwide use the medical, fire, police, and emergency nurse triage protocols developed and maintained by the IAED. The protocol-based system— known as the Priority Dispatch SystemTM—is recognized as the standard of care and practice for emergency dispatch, and is used in 46 countries.

Body Recovery In The Loch Area Of Rocky Mountain National Park Late Friday afternoon, June 18, park rangers were notified that a woman’s body was discovered below the outtake of The Loch in Rocky Mountain National Park. The body was noticed by park visitors in the drainage below the outlet of The Loch. Park rangers attempted to reach the location on Friday night, but lightning storms and darkness hampered those efforts. On Saturday, June 19, Rocky Mountain National Park Search and Rescue Team members were again hampered by weather while conducting field operations. On Sunday, June 20, thirty-eight

RMNP Search and Rescue Team members were involved, twenty-eight of which were in the field. The woman’s body was extricated up 60 feet through steep, rocky, hazardous terrain to the Loch Vale Trail and then wheeled out by litter to the Glacier Gorge Trailhead. Her body was transferred to the Larimer County Coroner/Medical Examiner’s Office. She has been positively identified as a 33-year-old female from Arvada, Colorado. The woman’s name will be released after next of kin are notified. As is standard protocol the incident is under investigation.

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Welcome Back Rooftop Rodeo!


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Howdy! Welcome back to the Rooftop Rodeo, the Rodeo with Altitude! After a year away due to the worldwide pandemic, the concepts of family and community are more important now than ever. We are proud to be an important part of the Estes Valley fabric and have been Blessed to produce one of the top rodeos in the country since 1907! Last October the Estes Valley was threatened by the two largest wildfires in Colorado history. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the first responders who worked heroically to save our community, many who came from around the country. We would also like to thank our local emergency response team for all of the planning they did for months to ensure a positive outcome; some of these folks also serve on our committee! We want to thank our incredible sponsors for stepping up yet again, even after a 2020 that saw their businesses challenged in every way without them there would not be a Rooftop Rodeo. We’d also like to thank the Town of Estes Park for believing in the importance of bringing the Rooftop back despite a lot of obstacles. And finally, I’d like to personally thank Photo by Greg Westfall our team of volunteers, many who work hard throughout the year to make six nights in July truly magical. This year’s Rooftop promises to be one of the best ever thanks to the largest number of contestants we’ve ever had enter. Our stock contractor Cervi Championship Rodeo has a lot to Photo by Greg Westfall

do with that record because of their professionalism and incredible livestock. Many of our contestants also qualify for the National Finals Rodeo each year, and some of them are World Champions in their events. Again, thank you for joining us at the 2021 Rooftop Rodeo. We invite you to join us for a moment of prayer, sing the National Anthem and get ready for two hours of the best rodeo action on Earth. Along the way, please take a moment to look around our arena and marvel at the incredible backdrop the Rocky Mountains offer our town and rodeo. We are blessed to call this home and are glad you could join us! Thanks, Mark Purdy, Board Chairman & CEO Estes Park Western Heritage, Inc. Celebrating the sport of rodeo in the Estes Valley since 1907!

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It’s Time To Step Up To Normal As the numbers of vaccinations increase and COVID-19 cases decrease, I’m noticing that the townspeople of Estes Park must be feeling more comfortable going out-and-about. Having sheltered in place and worked from home for most of the past year, they seem eager and willing to get together in person again with hugs and handshakes replacing the masks and rubber gloves they’d been wearing. They’re logging off

of July. Everywhere I look, Estes is bustling with life. Exuberance is in the air. As for me, I am enjoying reconnecting in person with members of the Lions Club Old Timer’s breakfast group, St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, and the Village Band. Plus, I’m looking forward to working in close proximity with town trustees and staff to do the people’s business.

My grandkids in position to watch 2019 fireworks.

Zoom and Netflix to go to movie theatres, restaurants, churches, family gatherings, sports events and more. Looking around Estes Park I see that the town hall, library, and community recreation center are open as are the once shuttered museum and exercise facilities. Stores are busy. The farmer’s market is up and running on Thursdays. Folks are busily tending their plots at the community garden. The Coolest Car Show, Estes Park Village Band and fireworks display are ready to go for the 4th

I, like many of you, have been on the go of late. Making up for lost time, I have been celebrating birthdays in person with my kids and their kids, travelling to honor family members who passed and taking a much anticipated fishing trip with Roger, that was postponed because of the wildfires here last fall. I share this information with you here to let you know that I am eagerly, yet carefully returning my life to “normal’. As I do, I am taking time to contemplate my interests, needs and passions before mindfully reigniting my in-person connections with family, community and society. I urge you to do something similar.

Car show in Bond Park.

EVFPD firefighters generally respond to responded to 18 calls for servmedical calls in their personal vehicles, al- ice. This included: lowing for a faster response. On other in• Emergency medical (assist EPH): 4 cidents, firefighters respond to a fire sta• Smoke Investigation: 3 tion to respond in department apparatus • Alarm Activation: 5 with specialized equipment. • Motor Vehicle Crash: 2 Estes Valley Fire • Gas Leak: 2 • Elevator Rescue: 1 During the week of June 13, the Estes • HazMat: 1 Valley Fire Protection District (EVFPD)

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GM Wants Shopping To Be Fun David Trabold is the general manager of The Elizabeth Guild Thrift Shop, 427 W. Elkhorn Ave. in Estes Park. "We are Estes' only department store," he likes to say. He has been the GM for three years and oversaw the move from one end of the little shopping center to the other. "The move, the pandemic, were two big - I won't say problems --- but two big issues that had to be dealt with," he said. "But we were only closed for two and a half months last year and since then we've seen a significant increase in traffic and sales." For this he is very, very grateful to the people who donate their household items for resale and the people who shop at the store. "This is retail like no other," he says. "Your client is your supplier." David knows of what he speaks, having managed traditional retail stores for more than 40 years after graduating from University of Northern Colorado (linebacker). He likes the change to thrifting. "We will do our best to honor the intent of those who donate to us -- we want your things to do the most good in terms of reuse and recycling. We are grateful to the people who shop and the people who donate -- and locals are the major part of those who donate." David wants the experience of donating

and shopping at The Elizabeth Guild to be fun. Children under 12 can take a free book. Younger children can pull a toy or a trinket from a free basket by the cash register. Music plays in the store. Core customers receive e-mail blasts when the store is going to have a sale. And if the pirate flag is hanging out front that means a sale is taking place. "David is excellent with customers and volunteers and his retail experience brings a lot to the table," added Mimi Hardendorf, president of the Elizabeth Guild board of directors. Donations are accepted behind the store Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. All proceeds benefit Estes Park Health. For information, phone 970-586-7205.

Ella & Hazel Are Looking For New, Loving Homes Hazel is almost three years old and is good with cats and dogs. She is good on a leash and enjoys snuggling. Small kids scare Hazel, so she will do better in a family without any little ones. Ella is a husky who was found as a stray. She is about 3-4 years old and seems to like other dogs. She will need a person that understands her breed and will give her proper exercise. These sweet dogs are currently living at the Pet Lodge. Call (970) 286-1652 to meet them. All pets are offered through the Pet Association of Estes Park, a non-profit organization that is your local humane society. You can make a tax-deductible donation to the Pet Association by sending your check to P.O. Box 4342, Estes Park, CO 80517. For more information, please call 970-286-1652.



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TOMMIE FRAZIER In Person Autograph Signing

Rotary Club Provides Shredding At Estes Recycles Day, Sat. August 7, Supporting Scholarships For Local Graduates By: Tara Moenning

funds for these scholarships are raised every year through Rotary activities like This year Estes Recycles Day will be the Shredathon, the Roheld on Saturday, August tary Golf Tournament, 7, from 9 a.m. to noon at and other fundraisers. the Events Complex main In addition, over the parking lot, off Manford years Rotarians, their Avenue. families, and friends have As in previous years, donated funds for memorial scholarone of the stations will be a shredding ships that are awarded for a specific purtruck so that you can shred your sensipose. We call these “named” scholartive documents onsite. Donations will support our scholarship program for lo- ships. This year we offered the cal high school graduates. Shredding will following: • the Lee and Alice Hagemeister Scholbe restricted to three banker’s size boxes arships – two scholarships to students per vehicle, with a donation of $10/box based on academic achievement, career suggested. The Rotary Club of Estes Park has sup- choice, and community service • the Carver Family Vocational Scholported local high school graduates with arship – for a student attending a vocascholarships for more than 50 years, tional, community college, or a two-year with one of our first recipients being technical program Wendy Koenig, now the Mayor of Estes Park. • the Lynn Coffman Memorial Scholarship – for study in business and reRon Kuhns, a Rotarian dedicated to our scholarship program, suggested that lated disciplines we merge a fundraiser with the vital • the Ron Kuhns Memorial Scholarcommunity service of shredding private ship – unique field of study documents. Subsequent collaboration • the Brunson/Thorp Memorial Scholwith the Community Recycling Comarship – vocational or non-traditional mittee (“Estes Recycles”) a committee of field of study the League of Women Voters, turned out • the Roger M. Thorp Memorial Scholto be very successful. arship – for a student going into archiRotary offers three Academic Scholartectural design or related fields ships of $8,000 based on academic • the Stanley Hotel Scholarship – hoachievement and promise, activities, and tel/restaurant management or a wellness citizenship. These have a yearly stipend related field. of $2,000 renewable for four years based Please be generous in your donations on the holder making normal academic when you write your shredding check to progress and remaining in good acathe Rotary Club of Estes Park Foundademic and disciplinary standing. The tion—it is tax deductible.

Be Strong, Find Connections & Support! Moms Café is a great way for the mothers of the Estes Valley Community to come together and make connections. Parenting is an exciting path that contains challenges where the ups and downs may not seem to have obvious conclusions. At EVICS Family Resource Center, mothers of children under two are invited to EVICS Family Resource Center every Wednesday at 6 p.m., beginning June 30th. No matter where you are on your motherhood journey, EVICS Family Resource Center is here to help bring mothers together to encourage, challenge and support each other. Moms Café is an emotionally safe space where discussions about challenges and victories of parent-

ing can occur. This intimate and small group can discuss topics ranging from managing stress, communication, discipline, parental resilience, and social connections. Through this small group setting, the peer-to-peer connections are highly encouraged. Peer-to-peer connections create bonding experiences where parents and caregivers learn creative strategies and self-reflection during their parenting journey through others. EVICS Family Resource Center is excited to welcome you to the Moms Café! We hope to see you beginning June 30th at 6 p.m. at 1182 Graves Ave, Unit A. To register and for more information, please contact Carlie at

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Golf For Justice: Support Restorative Justice Through Tournament Sponsorship By: Denise Lord, Restorative Justice Manager/Executive Director

Relationships are the heart of our community. Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership (EVRJP) facilitates proactive and responsive processes that enhance cooperation, encourage understanding and strengthen relationships. Whether working to repair the harm of a crime, bringing parties together to work out sustainable solutions, or providing proactive support to build community connections, elevate conversation or promote positive decision-making -- EVRJP is helping to build and repair relationships. Help build local capacity to engage restoratively. Support EVRJP in building and repairing community through sponsorship of their 10th Annual Golf for Justice Tournament. Various levels of event sponsorship are available, and start as low as $100. Benefits include banner display, sign/logo recognition on the course, acknowledgement in the program, and name/logo featured on the tournament website. Support EVRJP while marketing your services to tournament participants.

Sponsorship provides an opportunity for individuals, businesses and organizations to promote their own services, show support for local restorative justice practices, and contribute to building and repairing community. The 2021 Golf for Justice Tournament will be held Friday, July 30 at the Estes

Park 18-Hole Golf Course, located at 1480 Golf Course Road. Learn more about EVRJP and Golf for Justice Tournament sponsorship opportunities at Contact EVRJP staff by email at or by phone at 970577-3829 to explore ways to engage. EVRJP is a hybrid municipal/ nonprofit organization recognized as taxexempt by the IRS under section 501(c)(3). Charitable contributions are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

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It’s happening randomly, without explanation: we place a stamped envelope in our mailbox, put the flag up, and that’s the last we know of it. That letter, or sympathy card, or bill payment, simply disappears. In times past we trusted that a few days later it would show up in the mailbox of its intended—and it did. But not anymore. That sense of trust has vanished, just like our mail. Up until recently, I felt our postal system was an under-appreciated privilege. In Canada a first class stamp is 89 cents, in France it’s $1.90 and Italians pay $3.40 to mail an envelope. In the U. S. it is a mere 55 cents (going up to 58 cents in August). Used to be, for a couple of coins we could send a letter from our doorstep to an address thousands of miles away and it would get there—through rain, hail, sleet or snow—in just a few days. A gallon of gas, no less than five times the cost of a postage stamp, may get a person as far as the next town over. One first class stamp would carry a letter from the Atlantic to the Pacific. We didn’t give it a second thought. We dropped it in the box and knew, without a doubt, it would reach its destination. Remarkable! Those days are gone. In the recent past, Joe and I have stopped sending correspondence from our personal mailbox, choosing instead to drive it to the nearby post office, thinking our extra effort may improve the odds of our mail getting where we wanted it to go. When that didn’t work, we drove mail to a post office two ZIP codes away. Yet we’ve had two birthday cards, a graduation card, four bill payments and even government documents never reach their destination. No checks have been cashed so nobody’s stealing our mail to loot the money. So where is our mail? What is happening to it? (I asked our mailman about it. He suggested I send my correspondence via

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certified mail. That’d be $4.10 per envelope, which is more than they spend in Italy. It’s still a bargain, but what a hassle! Part of what made our postal system so favorable in the past was its convenience.) I seem to recall reading stories in the news from time to time about heaps of mail being scrapped behind buildings, or thousands of postmarked pieces found in a dumpster, so I have visions that the congratulatory letter I wrote to my niece for her graduation from San Diego State and the grief-filled sympathy note Joe penned to his cousins lay crumpled and abandoned in a pile of rubbish, never to be found. But then there are also stories that pop up every once in awhile like the one of a Christmas card postmarked 1937 that was delivered 81 years later to an address in Billings, Montana. That gives me hope—but not much. I know our household is not alone in its frustration over this situation. The problem in rampant across the country. We think our local post office is bad but everyone I talk to says their post office is notorious for poor—or nonexistent—delivery. Does the U. S. Postal Service think this is a reputation to be proud of? If not, why does it persist? What is being done about the failed business model? It is no wonder mail volume has dropped by 28 percent over the last 10 years. I still believe in handwritten letters and will continue to send them. But I probably won’t invest quite as much time in the writing of my sentiments because I have lost my faith that they’ll make it into the hands of their intended recipients. We call it snail mail, but even a snail eventually makes it to its destination. You may let The Thunker know what you think at her e-mail address, © 2021 Sarah Donohoe

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Five Competing In Crowns For The Care: Give Cancer The Boot!


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 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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petition. “After an especially difficult year in 2020, these contestants are working hard to have a positive impact on our community. Many are dedicating their efforts to a friend or loved one.”

2021 Crowns for the Care Contestants • Melissa Addison • Dona Cooper • Lisa Hohensee • Sonja McTeague • Stacy Tabor Help Crown Mrs. Rooftop Rodeo You can help your favorite Crowns for the Care contestant by donating at This summer, five local women will and including compete for Mrs. Rooftop Rodeo’s her name in the comments field or by Crowns for the Care Competition. The writing a check to “EPH Foundation” contestant who raises the most money with the contestant’s name on the memo will be crowned Mrs. Rooftop Rodeo line. Please send to the check EPH 2021. As with other Paint Estes Pink ac- Foundation at PO Box 3650, Estes Park, tivities, 100% of donations benefit canCO 80517. cer diagnosis and treatment at Estes Park To learn about the other Paint Estes Health. Pink campaign efforts, visit the website This year, contestants are raising at or contact givmoney to purchase a new MRI machine at EPH. MRI is often used to diagnose The Estes Park Health Foundation incertain forms of cancer. The current creases community awareness of Estes MRI machine is 14 years old and near Park Health, and develops, manages and end of life. distributes funds to assist EPH in fulfill“I am so pleased that these wonderful ing its mission. To learn more about iniladies are participating in Crowns for the tiatives or to volunteer, contact them at Care this year, ” said Linda Moak, or 970-577-4370. founder of the Crowns for the Care com-

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Local Businesses Are Key To Paint Estes Pink

As the Executive Director of EPH Foundation, I’ve been privy to the generosity of this community through individual, corporate, and foundation giving, and I’ve had the great fortune of observing how those funds directly impact the quality of health care available in the Estes Valley. Next month, EPHF’s biggest fundraiser of the year, Paint Estes Pink, takes place. Paint Estes Pink relies on local business participation to support Oncology Services at Estes Park Health. 100% of funds raised during Paint Estes Pink this year go toward purchasing a new MRI machine at EPH. MRI is often used to diagnose certain forms of cancer, and the current MRI machine at EPH is 14 years old and near end of life. Business Competitions for Paint Estes Pink take place July 2-9. For the Top Fundraiser Competition, the Estes Park Mountain Bike Team will drop off donation jars to local businesses on July 2 and pick up July 9. Every business that participated in 2019 will automatically receive a collection jar. The business that

collects the most cash in collection jars and/or through online donations will win a plaque with their name engraved to display for a year. Please RSVP by June 28 at to participate. Businesses can also show support for cancer warriors everywhere by decorating their interior and exterior in pink. The Best Decorated Business wins an engraved plaque to display for the year, and judges stop by on July 8-9. Please RSVP by July 1 at to participate. The winners of both business competitions as well as the 2021 Mrs. Rooftop Rodeo winner are announced during Pink Night at the Rooftop Rodeo on July 10. To learn about Paint Estes Pink or to donate, visit or contact Paint Estes Pink volunteers and EPHF Staff appreciate the commitment of business owners and staff in the Estes Valley who take time to participate in these endeavors. Because of folks like you, Oncology Services at EPH continue to upgrade and expand. 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 or 970-577-4370.

Enameled Earring Class At Inspired Artisan Market

Lynn Weiser and Cindy Wedel, two long time friends and jewelry makers from Windsor, Colorado and two of the three members of 3 Friends Jewelry; will introduce you to the exciting and unique world of enameling and walk you through the process of creating a pair of earrings, that you get to take home with you, using this exciting ancient art form! Learn what materials, tools, supplies, and techniques you will need to create quality, wearable enameled jewelry and try your hand at it yourself. Lynn & Cindy will direct and assist you through the entire process; from choosing your earrings styles and colors to using a small hand held torch to melt and the powdered glass on to the pre-cut copper blanks to create a pair of beautiful, one of a kind earrings you can tell your friends you made yourself! To ensure our participants safety, we can only have four participants per class;

however, multiple sessions will be offered throughout the day. For class times and to sign up, visit the Inspired Artisan Market store, located at 138 Moraine Ave. or you can visit our website at: Class cost: $40.00 per person. Safety requirements: please wear enclosed shoes, no loose clothing or hair. All materials, tools, and safety equipment will be provided and are included in the class fee. Sign up today!

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Bull Riding Bronc Riding barrel racing tie Down Roping steer wrestling Midway & More


To The Editor: We want to give a heartfelt “Thank You” to Diane Shriver! Diane plants and nurtures poppies in the garden in front of the Cliffhanger Book Store. Poppies are self seeding and they arrive more stunning each spring. People stop to see these lovely flowers, take pictures and leave with smiles and appreciation. Hearts and minds are won over. Diane honors poppies for their remarkable beauty and historic significance!

Rodeo Estes Park, Colorado

Bob and Christann Higley

Estes Park Events Complex

Monday, July 5 - Saturday, July 10 Rodeo Start: 7pm; Pre-show: 6:30pm (Gates open at 5pm) Special Theme Nights! Monday July 5 Military

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday saturday July 7 July 6 July 8 July 9 July 10 Wear Pink Locals First Fiesta at Family Responders The Rodeo


Thank You For The Beautiful Poppies, Diane

A Town of Estes Park Event

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EMS Seeks Assistance For Urgent Need Estes Park Health Emergency Medical Services seeks donor or foundation assistance to fund an urgent need. In 2021, Rocky Mountain National Park changed digital capabilities to VHF frequency, which impacts EPH EMS’s ability to communicate with RMNP during requests for medical assistance within RMNP. RMNP is one of the busiest national parks for search and rescue in the country, and EPH EMS provides emergency transport and other services to assist RMNP during emergency situations. EPH EMS must update their radios to communicate effectively with RMNP. For now, EPH EMS is using a temporary workaround by utilizing radios from Allenspark Volunteer Fire Department, but these radios need to be returned. Communication with RMNP and EPH EMS professionals is critical for appropriate management of resources as well as patient care during emergency situations. Twelve new radios are needed. The new radios, chargers, and cloning cable cost $31,000. If you can help, please contact EPHF at or 970-577-4370. 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 or 970-577-4370.

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carreras con barriles la feria midway y mas


Rodeo Estes Park, Colorado Estes Park Events Complex

Lunes 5 de julio - sabado 10 de julio Rodeo comienza: 7pm; Pre-show: 6:30pm (Se abren las puertas a las 5pm) Noches de temas especiales Lunes Martes miercoles Jueves Viernes sabado 5 de julio 6 de julio 7 de julio 8 de Julio 9 de Julio 10 de Julio primeros locales Fiesta militar familia Vestirse Respondadores En el Rodeo en Rosa


Un evento de la ciudad de estes park

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Fine Arts Guild Community Theatre Presents: Disenchanted! June 25 – July 1

Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs 'em?! Not Snow White and her posse of princesses in the hilarious hit musical, Disenchanted. July 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th, your favorite Disney princesses will take to the stage like you’ve never seen them before to set the record straight about their stories. Rehearsals are well underway and this diverse group of women already had me in stitches and wanting to jump up and dance along. Ranging in age from 16 to 70, the cast is vibrant, hilarious, and no-nonsense. Director Denise Stookesberry says, “Each cast member is dedicated and so talented in their own unique way.” From high school students to professional actors to U.S. Army Majors, these nine women shine on our Estes Park stage. This week we feature cast members Kelley Anderson and Ambre Gejer. Anderson calls herself an amateur, but she has been performing since high school

in musicals, Sweet Adeline chorus, and a comedy quartet for over 30 years. “Live theatre demands that society look at itself in the mirror,” Anderson says. “It makes us study social problems and attempt to find solutions.” Anderson brings Sleeping Beauty to life and describes her as a bull in a china shop. She encourages everyone to come see the show stating, “The effect of live performances in the current world of social media, digital technology and screens is important for the human spirit.” Ambre Gejer is an active military army major public health veterinarian re-exploring the passions of her youth: musical theatre! Gejer has a degree in Drama but hasn’t graced the stage since 2002. “I am very excited to participate in theater once again,” she says. “Disenchanted is a hoot! It has some very empowering moments.” As Snow White,

Gejer has really enjoyed seeing her cast mates build their confidence and have fun with their characters. “Snow White is a tough cookie who thinks she has all the answers, but still learns about her own tussle with the princess complex, and what she must do to truly, let it go.” Although this show features our favorite Disney princesses, we want to stress that this is not a children’s show! Disenchanted princesses have no filter and their comic wisdom is suitable for middle school age and above. Mark your calendars to attend one of five performances, and check back next week to read about more cast members. Shows will be held July 8, 9, 10th at 6:30 p.m., and July 10th and 11th at 2 p.m. at Performance Park. For more information, please visit or our Facebook page!

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Volunteers Make The Marathon Run By: Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center

Estes Park is a valley of volunteers. One of the many events that really “takes a village” to run is the Estes Park Marathon. This nationally recognized event calls on the time and talents of our neighbors and friends as Estes Park hosts both out-of-town and local athletes. Marathon Director Belle Morris notes, “It was an amazing race weekend. We had close to 850 runners participate! At the finish line, we kept receiving lots of praise and gratitude.” The Estes Park Marathon recruits individual volunteers and pays high school groups to help.

There are scores of repeat volunteers and newcomers are always welcome. The next big push for volunteers will be the Rooftop Rodeo. Other long-term opportunities exist as well: Partners is looking for adults to commit one hour a week to mentor a local youth; Restorative Justice Partnership seeks men to meet with middle school boys for Boys Council starting this fall; Estes Park Learning Place seeks three new board members (specifically with financial, legal, and educational backgrounds). Check out @estesvolunteers Facebook group for this and more opportunities.

Terri Menghini volunteered in a variety of roles after participating in the Longs Peak 5 Miler and the Estes Park Half Marathon races.

Joanie Crocket, stepped up to lead a water station on the Lake Estes Trail for the Half Marathon course.

Vic Hanick volunteered at CO Hwy. 7 & Fish Creek Road intersection. He directed runners at mile marker 4 of the marathon.

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Five Fun Facts About… The American Badger By: Dawn Wilson

This week’s featured subject is the American badger. This unique looking animal is rarely seen as it is primarily nocturnal. Give it an opportunity for a good meal, however, and it will come out any time of day. As a member of the weasel family, which also includes the wolverine, otter and mink, it is a fierce hunter. Here are five more fun facts about the badger. 1. American badgers are well designed for hunting subterranean animals, such

as ground squirrels, mice, voles, rats, prairie dogs, and gophers but occasionally will go after the young of denning animals, such as fox, or ground-nesting birds. 2. The term badger is believed to come from the term bêcheur, French for the European badger. Early settlers basically named the American badger with a term to call it “looks like a European badger.” Original. 3. American badgers are primarily solitary, roaming its territory of prairies and

Badgers live in burrows and frequently dig new ones as they wander around large territories in search of food.

Badgers don't truly hibernate in the winter but rather become torpid by reducing their activity to sleeping most of the time.

open areas of higher elevations, such as the meadows, forest edges and sagebrush habitat of Estes Valley. You can identify their presence by abundant burrows with wide, flat openings to allow their stocky, flattish body to enter. 4. Badgers are built for digging. They have long, sharp claws on the end of strong forelimbs. 5. The nickname for Wisconsin is The Badger State, and it does not derive from the animal. The name started in the A badger mom checks out her growing baby that is close to being weaned.

1820s when iron ore miners would dig temporary homes into the rocks of the mines. This led to the term “badger boys” or “badgers.” The name stuck. Dawn Wilson is a professional and award-winning nature photographer who lives in Estes Park year-round. You can see more of her work, join one of her Rocky tours, and purchase prints and calendars at or follow her on Instagram: @dawnwilsonphoto.

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Growing Flowers In The Mountains – Perennials And Annuals By: Alison O’Connor and Claire Hanson

This article summarizes Alison O’Connor’s Zoom program presented June 15, sponsored by Estes Valley Community Garden. Alison is Horticulture Agent, CSU Extension in Larimer County. Pros and cons of mountain gardening + More persistent snow cover, greater potential for summer afternoon rain, historically. + Lower humidity, thus fewer disease pressures. + Opportunities to use microclimates, “warm” or “hot” areas on protected south sides of buildings, against stone walls, or on south-facing slopes. + Having patience. - Intense sunlight, short growing season, drying winds, clay or rocky soils, wildlife, perhaps limited plant selection. General tips Do a site evaluation: • What is already growing in your space? • What are your neighbors growing successfully? • Consider elevation, exposure (sun vs. shade, wind), soil type, wildlife pressure, and water availability. Choose plants: • Early to mid-summer blooming perennials, not late summer- or fall-bloomers. • Varying bloom times keep your garden colorful. • Look for rabbit, elk and deer resistant plants, although they will try anything once, so no guarantees. • Zone 2-4 will be hardiest. • Not all plants work for everyone, even at similar elevations. If you really want it, try a few times in different locations. • Remember your microclimates to expand plant choices. Soil preparation: • Consider the origin of plants - native plants evolved in poor soil conditions. If soils are too heavily amended, natives will likely have a shorter life span or flop over. • Most mountain soils benefit from amending with organic material. • If decomposed granite (much of Estes Park), extensive amending is needed. • If clay, amending with organic material or planting on a berm can help with drainage. • Consider raised beds, if soil cannot be amended. This can be any planting surface above ground level, from a simple mound of soil (berm) to an elaborate planter box. When to plant: • Nursery starts - any time from the soil’s spring thaw until fall freeze. • Fall-planting may bring higher mortality, with less time to develop a good root system. Native Perennials • Use less water and are tougher. • Give us a better sense of place – they fit into the landscape. • Will never be on the noxious weed list. • Provide food or shelter for wildlife. • Are less likely to be damaged by hail because they evolved here. Some suggested native perennials:

Estes Park Rotarians Celebrate After A Year Like No Other

• Windflower (Anemone multiflora) – Seed heads provide fall interest. • Columbine (Aquilegia sp.) – CO state flower; several other colors, double-flowered varieties. • Sulphur-flower (Erigonum umbellatum) – Diverse species, heights from 3 36 inches. • Pasque flower (Pulsatilla patens) – Long-lasting blooms, one of first wildflowers to bloom in spring, likes dry, open, rocky areas. • Rocky Mountain penstemon (Penstemon strictus) –Bright blue spikes. Easy to grow, long-lived, likes well-drained soil, full Pat Newsom enjoyed watching her family receive 2021 Rotarian of the Year Awards. sun. Colorado’s 62 naScott Thompson, Wayne Newsom, Karen Thompson and Pat Newsom. tive species have distinct personalities. Photo by Rita Du Chateau Non-native dents, keeping us consistent with our Perennials By: Dale Bonza bylaws. + Great choices, exHow wonderful it is to be together in • Scott Thompson, Karen Thompson panding your plant person again! Estes Park Rotarians held and Wayne Newsom - Rotarian of the palette. the yearly President’s Night dinner on Year Award honored an amazing family - Avoid “woodland June 17 – a passing of the baton from the group of three whose endless service to plants” - better for aroutgoing president and board to the inothers stands out in their daily lives. An eas with higher moiscoming team. This night marked the unusual year. An unusual family: father, ture, more loamy soils. conclusion and accomplishments of one daughter and son-in-law who share a Check out the “plant finder” tool on very challenging Rotary year while ushstrong focus on the Rotary Club of Estes ering in a new one. Park and the principle of Service Above • Plant Select - a cooperative program Outgoing president Bill Solms praised with CSU, Denver Botanic Gardens, and Self. the club’s accomplishments throughout the Green Industries of Colorado. Besides installing our new president, this difficult past year included raising • Research and trial plants for introducwe acknowledged the newly appointed an amazing $118,000 at the Duck Race tion in the semi-arid West. club and foundation board members. A for local nonprofits (known this year as Some suggested non-native perennials: sincere thank you was expressed to the the race in the Lazy River), donating • Yarrow (Achillea sp.) – Requires little club board members for their initiative care once established, blooms all summer, $42,500 for high school scholarships, during the ‘distanced’ year that made providing $9,000 for community Covidattracts pollinators. Keep dry, or it will their jobs more difficult. 19 relief, and sending $2,500 to support spread. Special thanks went to Madison Casey summer school projects for poor chil• Coralbells (Heuchera sp.) – Different for excellent service as Rotary Foundadren in Albania. foliage colors, heights, textures. Great for tion President. The health of the Founmorning sun, deer and rabbit resistant. Additional successful local projects dation Board is the lifeblood for our Not truly xeric, needs more moisture. noted were leading the community monetary gifts mentioned above. • Bleeding heart (Dicentra spectabilis) – shredding effort, painting the pedestrian Bill Solms expressed the club’s appreciOld fashioned favorite since the 1800’s. underpass, selling the Estes Park Friendation to Rita Du Chateau who is returnWhite or pink early spring blooms. Foliage ship Card which provides funds for dies out in very hot summers. ing to Wisconsin for her years of service community projects and financial supin publicity, club promotion, Club Run• Oriental poppy (Papaver orientale) – port for Bright Christmas. Orange, pink, salmon or white flowers. ner and club website. Bill also recogAward Winning Rotarians we honored Needs cold winters, may go dormant in nized Karol Rinehart for her quiet and this night for their exceptional service summer. constant work in gluing all of the loose are: Annuals ends together, agendas, timing, and co• Beth Weisberg – Spirit Award for un- ordination of this President’s night. Annuals cycle from seed to seed in one tiring guidance of community service efyear, will not over-winter here. They proWith deeply personal and heartfelt vide instant color until the first hard frost. forts. Beth was this year’s Little Duck words of thanks for the opportunity of and will chair the 2022 Duck Race. • Marigolds - Easy to grow. African serving as president, Bill Solms recog(larger blossoms) and French (smaller • President Bill Solms – Distinguished nized several Paul Harris fellows and blossoms) varieties available. As “compan- Service Award for unending positive gave a tribute to Rotarians of the past. ion plants” may help reduce some insect leadership throughout this past year, re- The gavel and President’s pin were preinfestations (thrips, cabbage worms.) silience, Zoom mastery and doing dousented to incoming President Jim • Zinnias - Grow quickly, bloom continble duty as Big Duck for the successful Whiteneck, who in turn said words of uously, great pop of color. Duck Race. thanks while presenting Bill with the • Petunias -Bloom all summer, tolerate • Pete Sumey - Living Legend Award Past-President pin. some chill and drought (unlike the smaller for his many, many years as a mainstay Jim Whiteneck adjourned the evening Calibrachoas.) New varieties don’t need of E. P. Rotary. He led the club during deadheading or pinching back. with the Four Way Test and ringing the the aftermath of the 2013 floods, and is a first bell of his presidency. • Pansies - Bloom in cool spring through constant mentor/leader to our Presilight frost, best in cooler seasons. • Snapdragons - Great for cut flowers. For more about flower gardening, check out, or email Alison O’Connor at CSU Extension provides a wealth of information and programs “ that safeguard health, increase livelihood and enhance well being”, at Learn about Estes Valley Community Garden at

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A family entered a restaurant in one of our southern states at lunchtime. As was their custom, after their meal had been placed in front of them, they bowed their heads and gave thanks. A distinguished looking man at a nearby table got up and went to their table. He complimented them for ‘giving thanks’ and asked who they were and where they were from. Upon learning that the man was a preacher from a neighboring state, he asked if he could share something with them. They welcomed him and he told them about his past. He explained that he was born to a young unwed mother in a small town. Since people knew of her rather ‘wild’ life, people wondered about who his father was. No one knew, not even the girl herself. “So”, he said, “I saw lots of judgmental looks as I grew up, and was shunned by children my own age, as well as the adults in the community. I grew up with few friends.” One Sunday I walked past a small church and, longing to be people who might not know me, I sneaked in after the service started and sat at the back. That way I could get out the door before anyone would notice me and, perhaps, avoid any negative stares or looks. It worked for several Sundays. But one Sunday the building was fuller and the back seats were taken. I had to sit several rows up and, when the service ended, the aisle was jammed and I couldn’t ‘escape’ like I had before. Suddenly, I felt two hands clamp on my shoulders and a booming voice, heard by all, say, “And who have we here? Whose boy are you?” He said, “Suddenly everything went deathly quiet. People seemed to be hoping they would finally learn who my father was.” He looked up into the kindly face of the visiting preacher, who immediately answered his own question. “I know whose boy you are! You are God’s boy! The likeness is unmistakable!” The man went on to testify that those kind words, telling all, that ‘he was God’s boy’, made all the difference in his life. He thanked the preacher at the restaurant for his ‘service’ and encouraged him to keep up blessing lives like he had been blessed. As he left, the waitress came by and said: “Do you know who that man is?” They shook their heads. “He’s been our state’s governor for three terms now. And he’s a good one! He comes in here every once in a while!” In this time of so much ‘judging’ going on in our world, some members of all races judging members of other races, we need to stop to reflect on the message of that unknown preacher of the past. “Whose boy / girl are you?” is a very relevant question, in this day of, seemingly, increasing judging and categorizing of people. Everywhere we look we see people shaking their heads at people who are different from them, racially, economically, sexually, politically…you name it. Which of the people in the above illustration best describes us? Are we the ones ready to judge others who do not look or believe or live just like we do? Or are we those who believe that every person is made ‘in the image of God’? In the beginning, when God created His world and the first dwellers on it, He created them in His own image. Of course, we know that many, since that time, have chosen lifestyles that certainly do not reflect the life He would endorse…think of man’s inhumanity to man…however, we were ‘made in His image’ and what we decide to do with that is, pretty much, our choice, and we will have to live with the consequences of those choices. One policeman I know pulled over a driver recently, only to be confronted with: “You pulled me over because of my color!” He responded, kindly, “No Sir! We’re not talking ‘color’ here. We’re talking ‘conduct’. You just ran that stop sign… and you know it! I’m just going to give you a warning, but please be more careful!” When the Bible talks about being a ‘respecter of persons’, it boils it down to one problem…lacking love. God ‘so loved / loves’ and we are reminded that He is ‘no respecter of persons’, and where people are ‘in His image’ and acting like it, there will be that same spirit. I trust that you and I will show that same ‘in His image’ spirit. Bob Lewis

Food Trucks Schedule June 25 - July 1 Fri 6/25

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

EP Bross 12-7 La Cocina de Mama 12-8 Origins Wood Fired Pizza 12-7 Candy Man Salmon,Shrimp 1-7 Café Mess Coffee 6-1

Sat 6/26

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

Dill’s Maine Lobster Shack Kitchen Eats Rosa’s Tacos EP Bross Café Mess Coffee

Sun 6/27 Rock Cut Brewing The Barrel Avant Garde Aleworks Lumpy Ridge Brewing Stanley Park Dog Park Fun City

La Cocina de Mama 12-7 Origins Wood Fired Pizza 12-6 Dill’s Maine Lobster Shack 12-5 Roaming Rations 1-7 Café Mess Coffee 6-1 EP Bross 11:30-7pm

Mon 6/28 Rock Cut Brewing La Cocina de Mama The Barrel EP Bross Stanley Park Dog Park Café Mess Coffee Tues 6/29 Rock Cut Brewing The Barrel The Marina Pavillion Stanley Park Dog Park

Rosa’s Tacos La Cocina de Mama White Paper BBQ Café Mess Coffee

Wed 6/30 Rock Cut Brewing EP Bross The Barrel Kitchen Eats Stanley Park Dog Park Café Mess Coffee Thur 7/1

Rock Cut Brewing The Barrel Stanley Park Dog Park Fun City

11-7 12-8 12-7 12-7 6-1

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

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

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

June is about to become a memory and for me it is full of them. I went to Texas for two weeks and returned intact this time. I had a wonderful time fishing at Toledo Bend, antiquing with my daughter and fun with my three great-grandsons (two are 1 ½ and the other is 3½). We had family get togethers and went to eat crayfish and Mexican food and trips to the zoo, fish hatchery and fish museum, learning of all the fish that are common to the Gulf. It has taken me a week to recuperate from my little vacation trip to Houston! Now I’m home, trying to get things organized from my garden to various clubs. I do not know where June has gone, I am now trying to pick up the pieces of my Estes Park life. I am hosting a bridge party Thursday, June 24. Because of Covid, we have decided not to go lavish with snacks, especially finger food. I plan on serving various drinks and a grape salad with crackers. The salad will be served with plates and forks. I may break down with cookies, but I may not. While eating and playing cards, one’s hands get greasy, dirtying the cards and spreading germs. I think we will break for snacks and wash our hands before resuming play. I am sure some will miss snacking while playing but I’m

sorry. I do not want to spread germs, we’ve had enough sickness.

Grape Salad 4 pounds of mixed seedless grapes (green, pink, red or black, your choice but at least two kinds.) 8 oz. of sour cream 8 oz. softened cream cheese 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1 tsp. vanilla Topping 1/3 cup sugar (or to taste) 1 cup crushed pecans Cream the sour cream, cream cheese, and sugar then add the vanilla. Gently mix in the grapes. Cover with toping and chill. I am going to use 1/3 cup of sugar as I think that will be sweet enough. Today is Sunday and I have had quite a day from driving all over the place to find Gulley’s Nursery, to my dog, Sunshine taking off up the hill to a neighbor’s and having to unload all too many plants that I now need help to plant. Oh, a bear broke down my gate to get to my pond as well. He/she must have wanted to cool off at 2 p.m. My email: Bon Appetit.

Community Yard Sale This Saturday At The Masonic Lodge Don’t miss the Community Yard Sale this 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 Masonic Lodge, 1820 S. St. Vrain Ave. Outdoor spaces for rent to sell your merchandise for $20.00. Call 970-577-8585 or 970-658-0184 for information.

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Ballet Renaissance At Rocky Mountain National Park A New Film Production

Kokoszka and Speed pose with Adriana Hernandez Munoz while filming Ballet Renaissance’s Die Schöne Müllerin, Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, CO, June 2021.

Ballet Renaissance guest artist, Ms. Emily Speed was recently reunited with Ballet Renaissance’s Mr. Radoslaw Kokoszka, for a new ballet project, filmed inside Rocky Mountain National Park last week. Kokoszka and Speed first met dancing for Boulder Ballet back in 2013, shortly after the 2013 flood. Ballet Renaissance founder and children’s ballet instructor Ms. Brianna Furnish, remembers seeing Speed and Kokoszka on stage for the first time together, performing a tango. “They were beautiful,” said Furnish. “It was like they were made for each other.” Later, Furnish chose Speed to dance with Kokoszka in Ballet Renaissance’s 2018 production of Not So Ugly Duckling. “It was a no-brainer. They look so lovely and work so well together.” Speed and Kokoszka performed as the parents of the Not So Ugly Duckling, in a beautiful original pas de deux set to Shostakovich’s The Gadfly.

This summer, Speed returned to Estes to perform with Kokoszka for Ballet Renaissance’s new film. “Something told me to reach out,” said Furnish. Speed, now living in NYC, had ironically already scheduled a summer visit to the area and accepted the invitation to dance with Kokoszka again, immediately.” It’s always nice to dance with friends,” said Speed. The duo did not disappoint. “Once again they looked perfect together,” said Furnish, who is encouraged things worked out. “It is such a joy watching the two of them work, dear friends and so beautifully matched. It truly inspires me.” Ballet Renaissance’s new film, Die Schöne Müllerin, based on Franz Schubert’s music, and Wilhelm Müller’s poems of the same title, is in production and expected to be released later this year. For more information:

Quaker/Unitarian Meetings Every Sunday Morning Every Sunday morning there is a meeting of intellectually curious people; many are either Quakers, Unitarians or unaffiliated. These meetings are open to all who are interested. The meeting starts with a half hour of silent meditation from 1010:30. At 10:30 there is an informal chat and social time until 11. The discussion begins at 11 and concludes at noon. We are now meeting in person in the Hix Room of the US Bank building at 363 E. Elkhorn. This week, Randy Maharry will discuss Jews and the Tulsa Race Massacre: this illuminating article was written by Phil Goldfarb. Mr. Goldfarb describes the empathy of the Tulsa Jews towards the Blacks of Tulsa in 1921. For questions or for more info contact Jim Linderholm at or Randy Maharry at (515) 229-8299.



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Estes Park Senior Citizens Center Menu 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

Friday, July 2

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

July 5 – July 9 Monday, July 5

Country Fried Steak w/ mashed potatoes, gravy & vegetable

Tuesday, July 6

Chicken Salad Croissant w/ Homemade Chips

Wednesday, July 7 Vegetarian Burger (topped w/ mushrooms, swiss cheese & avocado) w/ 3-Bean Salad Thursday, July 8

Spaghetti w/ Meatballs, garlic bread & side salad

Friday, July 9

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

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 28th you need to call before 1:00 PM on Friday, June 25th. For reservations call 970-581-2195 and leave a detailed message. Pre-paid meal tickets and membership forms are available at the Estes Park Senior Citizens Center located at 1760 Olympian Lane and at

The Center is OPEN (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 10-1; Tuesday 10-2) TriFit (MWF 10:30-11:15); Yoga/Balance (TT 10:15-11:15); Mahjong (Tuesdays 10-2); Two Bridge Groups: Wednesday (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: or call for the latest information

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Welcome To The World Roselynn Janice Michener Roselynn Janice Michener was born on June 16, 2021 to proud parents Dana and Audra Michener of Estes Park, CO. At birth, Roselynn weighed 8 pounds 7 ounces. Welcoming home the new baby is big sister Brynn, three years old. Roselynn’s grandparents are Chuck and Julie Varilek of Estes Park, CO and Barbara Werner of Estes Park, CO. Congratulations to the family!

Book Your Special Tour With Heathen Creek Outfitters ple come to RMNP to recreate, have a beautiful outing, and come away with a story and sense of success. Often times people would sign up for a backpacking trip and end up feeling miserable from altitude sickness, or exhausted from carrying the weight of a full pack. That takes away the guests connection to the land. So my aim is to provide a tailored experience, based on my guests fitness level, and what they came here to see. Instead of the parasympathetic responses we have in nature Ian Mauhs recently opened his new (fight, flight, freeze,) Shinrin Yoku business, Heathen Creek Outfitters here drops the guest into a liminal state, and in Estes Park. Ian said, “I have been engages the sympathetic system which guiding for 15 years, and I wanted to starts to heal you. Your senses become find a way to create a tailored experience more engaged to feel and experience the for the guest. Often times, guests would forest around you. People want to tell get in over their head, and I disliked the their story, and they want to hear their feeling that created, when I was trying to loved ones stories, and my trips hold a deliver a story-worthy experience. The place for that. My tours, whether it's in a idea for my business began in Asheville, Jeep, on a trail, an all day outing, or North Carolina, but it came to fruition Shinrin Yoku specific, are here to prohere in Estes Park, with the wide variety vide a more intimate, exclusive tour of of visitors who are looking for someRocky, without sharing the trip with thing specific, and something that the others, or sticking to a specific program entire family, or group, can be a part of.” or script. Folks come out to celebrate an When asked about his experience, Ian occasion, whether it’s getting engaged, tells us, “I started guiding when I was 15 graduating, or just old friends getting years old on the Hudson River, out of together. They chose this land because historic Sleepy Hollow, NY, connecting they love it, and now they can have a people to the land with the Legend of deeper connection to it. My aim is to Sleepy Hollow. I volunteered in EMS for bring entire families into the park and eight years with my local ambulance for every member to have the expericrew and got my EMT in college. I ence. Many people want to come out worked at Poke-O-Moonshine Fire and conquer, but there is a different way Tower in upstate NY, facilitated the fire to experience the forest, through celeprevention program in Crown King Ari- brating the abundance, and marveling at zona, and drove the 4x4 ambulance the natural creations the Rockies prothere. Later, I taught 4x4 driving for vide.” Land Rover as a way to market the vehiIn the future, Ian states, “There are cle, and became a backpacking guide for other guides in town who see something Wildland Trekking in the Smokies. I be- that they want to show people in Rocky, came head of the volunteer Mountain whether its plant medicine, spiritual Safety program at Purgatory Resort Du- talks, conservation or naturalist tours, rango, and became a backpacking guide and I want to provide a setting where in RMNP. I then drove for Wild Side 4x4 they can be found and heard. I want to and Green Jeep Tours, and have since provide tours in more places around been certified in Association of Nature this beautiful state, with trustworthy, reand Forest Therapy to facilitate Forest liable guides, who have a passion for Bathing or Japanese "Shinrin Yoku" (tak- what they are showing people.” ing in the forest through our senses). I To learn more about his tours, contact have decided that if I want to guide for Ian at Heathen Creek at 970-903-9674, the rest of my life, the best way to do that or email is to start my own thing.” His When asked what sets his business "basecamp" is located at Summit Nutriapart from others, Ian said, “Many peotion, 165 Virginia Dr. Estes Park.

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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Estes Park Woman's Club Seeking New Members For Exciting Upcoming Events The Estes Park Woman's Club is making some fun and exciting plans for the fall of 2021 and spring of 2022. You don't want to miss the fun. Dues are $35.00 and monthly luncheon meetings usually are $20. Community speakers share their work. This year we plan some outdoor times for our meetings. The first big event This year's Woman’s Club President, Judi Cunningham. of the year will be a "Trunk Treasures" bake sale. You won't want to miss this! garage sale. Mark your calendars for Sat- More information will become available urday, September 4, 2021 at the Mounthroughout the summer. Come and find tain View Bible Church parking lot from your treasures. 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Members will bring If you are interested in joining the their Trunk Treasures in their cars or Estes Park Woman's Club please contact SUVs and display on card tables outside Judi Cunningham at 970-577-1221. of their cars. This event will include a

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Henna Workshop Explores A Fun And Safe Art Form Henna is a form of temporary body art designed for creativity, self-expression, and fun. This Saturday, the Library welcomes regional henna artist and instructor Leah Reddell for a one-time-only local workshop. Leah introduces henna by allowing participants to practice drawing with it on paper, while she gives insights into the history and practices of henna around the world. And—everyone gets their own original design to take home. The Introduction to Henna Workshop will take place in-person at the library this Saturday, June 26 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. The program is especially designed for ages 10 through 17. Leah is the owner of Face Fiesta and Denver Henna. She 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).

Whether familiar with henna, or exploring it for the first time, this is a great opportunity to learn more from a regional henna artist and expert. The workshop is interactive and designed for learning and fun. Find out more and sign up at

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. 24/7 outdoor Wi-Fi also available. Full details at 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 Tuesday, July 6. Starting July 6, library hours will be: Mondays - Thursday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, 1-5 p.m. 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 Groups may once again 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 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 for full details on this summer’s program. Made possible by the Library Friends & Foundation. Introduction to Henna Workshop 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. Especially designed for ages 10 to 17. Sign up at Improv Workshop for Teens & Tweens Saturday, July 17, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Hondius Room Flex your funny bone and practice improv games and scenes with the Improv

Collaborative from Boulder. Especially designed for ages 10 to 17. Sign up at BOOKS & AUTHORS 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 Chamber Book Club: “Mindset” Friday, July 9, 11 a.m. to noon, via Zoom In her book, renowned psychologist Carol Dweck shows how success in school, work, sports, the arts and almost every area of human endeavor can be dramatically influenced by how we think about our talents and abilities. The discussion is facilitated by the Estes Chamber of Commerce and open to all community members. Sign up at

ESTES GROWS READERS Library Storytimes: 3 Days a Week Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays, 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 make their return this weekend on June 26 at 10:30 a.m. No sign-up required. 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. Cliffhanger is open daily this summer from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. THE TWIG MINI-BRANCH The library mini-branch at the Estes Valley Community Center (EVCC) is open. Patrons are able to request library materials to be sent to the Twig at EVCC, where they can be checked out using the self-serve kiosk on the building’s lower level. The location offers convenient parking and drive-up outdoor book returns.

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UFO Author Explores Close Encounters Across The Centennial State

With UFOs big in the news this summer, the library is hosting author and paranormal investigator Richard Estep for a special in-person program this Monday, June 28 at 6 p.m. Registration is now open and you can save yourself a seat by visiting 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 interviewed Colorado residents who experienced sightings of strange phenomena. Richard Estep is British by birth and now 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 this Monday’s 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. To find out more and to sign up for the “Colorado UFOs” presentation, go to


Girl Scout Open House-Come, Have Fun And Learn About Girl Scouting This Open House will be sponsored by Girl Scout Cadettes Troop 70455 of Estes Park for girls entering into grades K-12 and adults interested in volunteering to come meet us and learn more about Girl Scouting. Our event will have all the climbing gear needed and experienced climbers to belay, teach and cheer on girls. There will also be free water bottles, give aways, information on Girl Scouting and even some limited leftover GS Cookies to purchase.


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Crossroads Pancake Breakfast July 4th At Community Center

Get Ready For Trail Ridge Quilters Online Sale July 1-14 To benefit Estes Park Health and hosted by Estes Park Newcomers

By: Brian Schaffer

in my clean new car where I would curl The summer is moving by quickly and up in the back seat like in a cave for a wounded lioness, licking her wounds in just a few more days we will host our and sleep. I was close to wildlife which I first in-person fundraiser for 2021. The Pancake Breakfast is coming soon so get had become. However, the gentle persuasion, acts of kindness, communicait on your calendar! July 4th is on a Suntion of the staff began to reach into my day this year, so plan to swing by for a deep depression. A survivor, independbite to eat before going to church or whatever you’re planning to do that day. ent and tough, I fought and tested. My We will have a plate full of eggs, sausage, doctors and the police department were patient with me. Slowly I developed a and a couple pancakes waiting for you. To wash down this delicious food we will sense of responsibility to all of you, I did not want to be a burden and listened to have orange juice, water, and coffee. It’s going to be a fun time! We will look for- your presentation of an alternative to the way I was living. It was not an easy ward to seeing you at the Estes Valley transfiguration from a wild lioness into Community Center between 7 a.m.a woman, calm and grateful. To give up 10:30 a.m. my depression, intendance and respond Last week we received a very inspiring to your carefully existential offerings, so letter from one of our neighbors who gracefully given. My early readings of we’ve been working with over the last couple years. I hope you sense the joy in Dostoevsky, Chekov, Hess, and many others had given me an appreciation of her writing of how she’s transformed the complicated relationship of human along the journey. goodness. I truly “cried to dream again”. “Thank you, Crossroads Ministry. I no And you helped me dream. I wish I longer take anxiety pills! You gave me so could tell others how you helped me, the much more than fuel, food and monefinancial was extraordinary which I did tary assistance. More importantly, you not expect, but the respect and caring gave an unconditional safety net that spirit is what I would tell them, so to be without it I would have stayed living in able to give up their resistance, I can do my car another four years. I didn’t want it myself, and just trust and believe to live anywhere else, I was comfortable again.”

For the second straight year Trail Ridge Quilters and Estes Park Newcomers Club announces an online fundraising event to benefit Estes Park Health – Thursday, July 1 through Wednesday, July 14. The event provides an opportunity to purchase Trail Ridge Quilters items normally available in-person at the annual Wool Market and Spring sale, and all sale proceeds are donated to support the needs of Estes Park Health.These online events have been very successful during the Covid-19 crisis and we hope to be back to normal in the coming months. Over 200 beautifully handcrafted quilted items will be available, including wall hangings, lap and bed quilts, table runners, baby quilts, pot holders, placemats and many more personal and gift opportunities. All items with photos and descriptions will be posted and available for sale on

the above website beginning July 1 and ending July 14. In addition, you can choose to purchase a sale item and/or make a cash donation, both will benefit Estes Park Health. All transactions will be by credit card payable online. Pickup locations and delivery will be arranged by Trail Ridge Quilters. Receipts for cash donations will be provided. Updates to follow. We want to thank the community for all you do in support of our local hospital. This fundraising event is a good opportunity to both engage loyal donors and introduce new people to the critical work being performed on the front lines to keep our community safe. Founded in 1991, Trail Ridge Quilters, an Interest Group sponsored by the Newcomers Club, has been sewing and serving our community for over 30 years. Core to the group is their mission to support the Estes Park Health Foundation. TRQ conducts three/four sales each year, with proceeds going to support the EPH Foundation. Over the years, quilt sales have raised over $260,000 for the hospital foundation. These gifts have been used to upgrade services and much needed equipment to serve the health needs of those in our community. quilts

Patriotic Sing-Along At St. Francis Of Assisi Anglican Church July 4th - bring your guitar, tambourine, spoons, or whatever and join us after worship for a fellowship of “shaking up” our independent spirits. Wear red, white and blue to express your patriotism as we sing along with familiar songs that make our country great. Choir Director Michelle will lead us with: The Star Spangled Banner, America the Beautiful, My Country ‘Tis of Thee, God Bless America, Battle Hymn of the Republic, Yankee Doodle Dandy, She’ll be Comin ‘Round the Mountain, etc. Worship starts at 9:30 a.m. and consists of the traditional catholic liturgy. The small choir led by director/organist Michelle, harmonizes beautifully from the loft above the pews. Our current congregation consists of former Baptist, Episcopal, Methodist, Roman Catholics, etc. church-goers as well as parishioners that travel from Loveland, Longmont and Boulder; forming a perfect “melting pot” of faith-

ful congregants. The church building is a replica of Italy’s century old St. Francis of Assisi Church. It was originally designed by Father Bill Wells RIP, and the actual building started in 1979. The chapel is open at any time to allow visitors the opportunity to pray and feel the presence of God. While visiting, be sure to tour the “Via Dolorosa” path (named after the street Jesus last walked with the cross) leading to each station. It now includes “The Resurrection” as the 15th station. There is a CD available focusing on the Stations of the Cross and shows “God in Nature” here in the Rockies. St. Francis of Assisi Anglican Church is located at 3480 St. Francis Way (off Little Valley Rd.) Contact Rev. Fr. Dennis L. Ryan III at 577-0601 if you have questions. Please join us Sunday 9:00 a.m. for Morning Prayer and/or 9:30 for Mass. Check us out at

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Madaline Gean Durward Madaline Gean Durward, 85, of Estes Park, Colorado died peacefully on December 15, 2020 at her home in Estes Park with her husband of 65 years Dr. James Durward. Private burial and service will be held at a later date. Interment will be at the Estes Valley Memorial Gardens. Madaline was born March 9,1935 in Hemingford, Nebraska to Kenneth and Katheryn Mann. She spent her early childhood years traveling with her family. Her father was employed by Peter Kiewit Company building military installations and later worked building major highways in Colorado and Wyoming. In the middle 1940s her family settled in Fort Collins where Madaline went to Fort Collins High School and graduated in 1953. Soon after her graduation from Fort Collins High School, Madaline went to work for the local phone company in Fort Collins. Madaline married James Durward on December 18, 1954 in Fort Collins. They lived in Fort Collins for several years until making their home in Estes Park in 1967 where they raised their three daughters. Madaline was a homemaker and a wonderful cook. In the 1980s and 1990s she was the owner and head chef of PS Flowers restaurant located at the Water Wheel Building on West Elkhorn Avenue, Estes Park. She supported her community continually throughout her life. When they first moved to Estes Park in 1967 she was a member of the NewComers Club and co-chairman of the Farewell to Riverside Ballroom event on News Year Eve 1969. Madaline was an instrumental member of the Quota Club

in fundraising to provide ambulances for the Estes Valley, a project that has continued to provide ambulance services to the valley to this day. Madaline loved to bowl. She was on the Brodies bowling team for many years, and traveled across the country to several bowling tournaments at the state and national level in which she was very successful. Madaline played golf with the womens golf team at the 9 hole golf course and was also a member of the Community Church of the Rockies. Madaline was the Vice President of the Longs Peak Scottish Irish Highland Festival. She played bass drum in the Longs Peak Highlander Pipe Band, and marched in the first parade for the festival. Madaline was preceded in death by her parents Kenneth and Kathryn Mann, sons-in-law Tom VanHorn of Fort Collins and Ernest Young Jr. of Estes Park. Survivors include her husband of 65 years Dr. James Durward, her three daughters Jane VanHorn of Fort Collins, Lee Ann Siberell of Bozeman, Montana, and Peggy Young of Estes Park. Madaline also has seven surviving grandchildren and six surviving great grandchildren. Her two surviving sisters include Nancy Wiedeman of Apache Junction, Arizona, and Sandy Fuller of Dinosaur, Colorado. A graveside service has been scheduled for Sunday, June 27, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. located at Estes Valley Memorial Gardens 1672 Fish Hatchery Rd, Estes Park, CO 80517. Please join the family in honoring and remembering Madaline.

Emily Austen Boyce April 6, 1992 – June 11, 2021 (Age 29) Our beautiful daughter Emily left us on June 11, 2021, much too early. She was the shining light of our lives and to all that knew her. Our hearts are filled with sadness and grief as we remember her and all the gifts that she gave us during her short time on this earth. She will be in our hearts and minds forever. Emily was born in Denver on April 6, 1992. She attended various parochial schools and graduated from Denver South High School in 2010. Emily lived and worked in Estes Park, CO at the YMCA for several years where she fell in love with the Colorado mountains and all its natural beauty. She dearly loved Estes Park. Emily worked in the commercial truck business with her father for several years and traveled to almost all the lower 48 states in performing her duties. She loved travel and remarked once “I got to see the entire United States for free and got someone else to pay for it!” She loved new places, new people and new adventures. She moved to Tempe, AZ in January of 2020 to start a new chapter in her life, working for her new employer Televon. She was known at Televon for her incredible work ethic and dedication to her coworkers and clients. Emily was also known for her beauti-

ful smile and sparkling personality that touched everyone who met her. She loved to sing. She practiced holistic healing. She was an avid reader and hiker. She proudly fought for equality and loved her country and the rights and freedoms that it offers. Emily is survived by her father Michael F. Boyce of Brush, Colorado, her mother, Julie D. Swanberg of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and her sister Sarah V. Boyce, also of Brush, Colorado, her aunt Wendy Swanberg, Madison, Wisconsin, aunt Corie Swanberg Fryzstak, Barrington, Illinois, aunts Pat James and Marie Boyce, San Francisco, CA, and her beloved grandmother Virginia Swanberg of Madison, Wisconsin, as well as many cousins, aunts, uncles, and extended family. In lieu of donations the family asks to please send a card to her father Michael F. Boyce with your special memories of Emily to 307 Samples Ave., Brush, Colorado 80723. An informal Celebration of Emily’s life will be held at 1016 Christmas Tree Lane, Estes Park, CO on Saturday, June 26th from noon-2 p.m. The family also wishes to publicly thank Emily’s dear friend and soulmate, Nani Keys for her support and hard work during this difficult time. We love you Nani.

18 Hole Estes Park Men’s Golf Association Results For 6/21/2021 Estes Park Womens Golf Association Results For June 22, 2021 Tuesday June 22nd was Round 3 of 3 of the Presidents Cup-Match Play. Flight 1 1st Carla Spreng Webb 2nd Pam Vendegna Flight 2 1st Diane Butler 2nd Carol Felner Flight 3 1st Johanna Gengler 2nd Karyn Saucier The women following the field played the game Better Nine, the scores for the best 9 holes count.

The winners are: Flight 1 Marianne Casey 1st Place Carrie Logan 2nd Place Flight 2 Judith Cunningham 1st Place Jan Alderman 2nd Place Flight 3 Stacey Harding and Kathy Bryson tied for 1st Place If any women are interested in joining EPWGA please contact our President Carla Spreng-Webb at

18 Hole Estes Park Men’s Golf Association Congratulations to all winners 6/21/21 Results Senior Stroke Play Round 1 Round 2 Total Jim Matthies 73, 78, 151 Larry Nosbish 84, 79, 163 Bill Reed 91, 81, 172 Scott Logan 92, 81, 173 Low Net Blue/White - 41 players Name Net Score Tony Fink 65 Al Arms 70

Roger Erwin 71 Larry Murphy 71 Pete Johnson 72 Josh Tracy 72 Stan Osborne 72 John Tessler 72 Dale Hurd 72 Stan Gengler 73 George Smith 74 Virgil Yarbrough 74 Rod Unruh 75 Henry Glover 75 Joel Moore 75 Dave Clifton 75 John Krueger 76 Don Bryson 77

Franz Peterson 77 Steve Nagl 77 Bill Harms 77 Fletcher Shields 77 Mike Johnston 77 Red/Gold - 16 players Name Net Score Dennis Bryan 70 Pete Smith 73 Charley Griffin 74 Jack Holmquist 74 Pete Hogue 74 Gary Goss 76 Roger Galloway 76 Steve Poznic 76

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Mike Miller

Mike Miller was called to his eternal home with Jesus on the afternoon of Friday, May 7th, 2021. He went peacefully into the arms of Jesus while surrounded by his wife and sons. Other than being born on August 14th, 1963 in York, Nebraska, Mike was a lifelong resident of Estes Park, Colorado. He owned and operated many businesses in town over the years; the latest being Estes Park Service Company and “The” Water Man. Mike was joyfully married to Laura King on April 21st, 2001. They were so very blessed to have just recently celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary together before his death. Although being a successful business owner for many years, Mike’s greatest accomplishment was in the rearing of his boys, Jason and Randy. (Yes honey, I am going to brag on you for a moment!) His love, commitment, and dedication to giving the boys the best life possible was truly remarkable. He was also so very proud (although humble), of the fine men they have turned out to be. Besides spending time with his family, Mike thoroughly enjoyed camping and four-wheeling, worship and fellowship with his church family, vacationing in Hawaii, Fountain Hills, AZ, and as of late, Lake Havasu. He also enjoyed spending time with their “angel puppies”, and watching the occasional Nascar race. (Or as his sister-in-law Julie likes to call it, Napcar!!) Mike’s greatest decision came in May of 2018, when he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. He was then baptized on May 24th by our beloved Pas-

tor and friend Aaron Dorman at Christian Church of Estes Park. Mike’s love, passion, and joy for the Lord grew by leaps and bounds, which was so uplifting and encouraging to all who knew him. The true Christ-like joy in his heart was hard to miss. He was also thrilled that he could bring others alongside him in this newly transformed life, and that they also accepted Jesus into their hearts as well. Mike was preceded in death by his Mom, Kathy Slinker. Mike is survived by many family members and friends including; his wife and best buddy Laura, sons; Jason and Randy (Mary Kay), brothers; Scott (Kim) and Dennis, brother and sister-in-law; Jesse (Julie) Robles, 2nd Mom; Sarah (Ron) Felson, Father-in-law; Bill (Mary) King, nephews; Travis (Tiff), Zach (Cally), Drew and Dustin, grandchildren; Shaylin, Rylan, Nevaeh, Victoria, Evelyn and Ravon, and many great nephews and a great niece. Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life gathering at Christian Church of Estes Park (4655 Hwy. 36, Estes Park, CO) on Saturday, July 10th, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. If desired, memorial contributions may be made at to support the Miller family, or directly contribute to Christian Church of Estes Park in Mike’s memory. We hope to see you there to share your wonderful memories and stories. As we know, our beloved Mike touched a lot of people’s hearts in his lifetime. See

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Big Thompson Canyon Association Organizing Three Summer Yard Sales

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 Today is a great day to become a menthe June sale, again with all proceeds to tor. BTCA. In addition there will be burritos We need more volunteers to spend time and green chili for sale, small local with local youth who are eager for a pos- quilted items (wildlife, lodge, seasonal), itive role model. All it takes is your will- and a variety of other treasures. ingness to be a safe and consistent friend We are hoping to get lots of shoppers of to your mentee--no special background course, but have room for more vendors or education required. Reach out for as well. Have a pile of treasures - your more info! Call 970-577-9348 or email 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

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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 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 or call 586-8485.

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Murphy Hotels are looking for Front Desk and Housekeepers Offering shared housing for employees. Signing Bonus Possible! Apply at Murphy’s Resort 1650 Big Thompson Av or call Jenna 1-970-480-2955 for interview.

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FULL or PART-TIME BREAKFAST SERVER Join a 5-Star Kitchen Team who provides an exceptional and unique Bed & Breakfast experience for our 14 Chateau Suites. Prep work, food service, clean up. Shift: Starts at 6am - end time varies. Rate: $17/hr + tips

Above positions can be combined for full time 4 day work week. Send resumes to or apply in person at 3501 Fall River Road, Estes Park

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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

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· 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 Search ‘Estes Park’. 970-577-7517

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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

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

FULL or PART-TIME HOUSEKEEPER Della Terra is seeking dependable, experienced Housekeeper Cleaning and Laundry. Shift: Starts at 10am - end time varies. Rate: $17/hr + tips.

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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

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Silver Saddle Inn Now hiring: RESIDENT NIGHT MANAGER

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

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Kitchen Staff needed!

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

Assistant Manager Immediate position available for

our growing business! Do you love people, beautiful things, and having fun? Join the best staff in town and enjoy a positive work environment with competitive pay and great perks. Year-round, 28-40 hours per week, depending on season. $1618/hr depending on experience. Apply in person, or send resume to

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:

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. 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

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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

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

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

The Historic Crags Lodge Housekeeping Year Round, $16/hr w/ Benefits

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


300 Riverside Drive Estes Park, CO 80517 Equal Opportunity Employer

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

Rocky Mountain Conservancy

Bird & Jim is now hiring line cooks, hosting positions, and assistant baker. $18-$20 an hour.

Looking for an experienced Floral Designer

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

Jerry's Landscaping, Hauling & Handyman

is seeking reliable laborer(s) for year round position. Pay starts at $18 per hour. Contact Wendi at 970-235-1808 or

Digital Marketing Mgr We are growing and are seeking to

create synergy between our four physical storefronts as well our on-line store. This person will create digital content for our social media platforms as well as create email campaigns. Must be creative and fun! Work from home, but be able to go into the EP store at least once a week to gather material. Starting $16-18/hr dep on exp, Est 20 hrs/wk to start and may grow into FT. Email resume to

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Environmental Services Technician/Housekeeper

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Depending on Experience $500.00 SIGN­0N BONUS (Half on first check and half after 12 month)

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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.

Village Goldsmith, Inc. SALES ASSOCIATE

Fine jewelry retail sales Training provided, no prior jewelry knowledge necessary Open every day; summer hours are into the evening

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Visitor Center

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

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Silver Saddle Inn Now hiring: Front Desk Clerk

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

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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

SPUR LIQUOR ~ Help Wanted ~ Seasonal Clerk/Stock Person

Forestry Day Labor Drug and alchohol free worksites. Own transport and local digs. Pay commensurate with experience. 970-577-9276

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


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:

Inquire within at 880 Moraine Ave.

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NOW HIRING! Linecooks, Prep People, and Dishwashers Apply in person at 225 Park Lane

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.

Rams Horn Village Resort has a year round full time position available in our Engineering/Maintenance Department: Competitive pay based on experience. Pay range $14 to $20 per hour. Plus benefits package and summer bonus program for fulltime/year-round 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

"This is not just a job....Its a mission! Be a part of something bigger.."

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

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

- Hiring Immediately Competitive pay. Must be able to lift up to 70lbs. Clean driving record and clean drug screen required. Vehicle supplied. Call Mark at 970-577-8620 and leave message.

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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 : Member FDIC

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

Housekeepers - seasonal Front Desk Agent - seasonal

Contact Rhonda at 586-2358

Cutest tea shop in town JOIN OUR TEAM!

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Community Development Director Emergency Services Dispatcher Streets Maintenance Worker

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

(All Positions Full-Time)

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Events Maintenance Worker O’Connor Pavillion Coordinator (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 - Local Marketing District Board - Parks Advisory Board - Transportation Advisory Board

Looking for a full time year round employee for dog daycare/boarding business. 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 to set up the interview.

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


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

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

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

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Shuttle Drivers $15-$17 hourly - Part time

Now Hiring

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

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

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.

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

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











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Garage Sales

HUGE GARAGE SALE! Fri-Sun 89 to 3. Everything must go! Rain or shine! 1704 Prospect Estates Dr.

Big Thompson Canyon Assoc (BTCA) sale & fundraiser; Sat 6/26/21 91: 1479 US 34; 1 mi E of Drake; Green chili & Burritos (come early!), misc treasures, variety of sm quilted items, cat mint plants for sale benefiting BTCA; spaces available for $20; for info contact

Cabin for rent for single person. Tastefully furnished, includes all amenities except wifi and TV which are available. Applicants must have references and be employed. N/S N/P as there is a dog on the premises. $800. 586-3891

Commercial Rentals

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

Retail or Office Space in Sewing/Alterations Allenspark area - 1200 sq. ft. @ $1200/mon. + utilities, $1200 sec. dep. Remixed Custom Sewing Services and Industrial Could also be divided into Repair two 600 sq. ft. units at Cushions, benches, $800/mon. + utilities. 1 leather, campers and outyear lease. 970-744-4007 door furniture. Local - call Beth 970-492-5446


2002 Toyota Avalon XL 219000 miles very well maintained ,,..$3,500.00 Call 970-215-6006

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


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

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!

Summer Sale - New Custom Built on/off Grid 8’x24’ Tiny Home w/ loft. High quality through out, solid pine interior w/ low maintenance ext., hickory cabinets & floors, very custom home. $59,995. Call Bob at 970-586-4730 or 970-481-6452

“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

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

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

Garage Sale Sat. June 26, 9-12 1140 Upper Broadview Rd. Cash Only

Community YARD Sale Saturday – June 26th – Weather permitting Estate Sales Setup at 7 A.M. Open to public at 8 A.M. ESTATE/GARAGE SALE until 12 Noon Need to have one, but Location: Estes Park seems overwhelming. Masonic Lodge – 1820 S. We do the work, you make St. Vrain Ave the $. Local, Affordable, Outdoor Spaces for rent to References. CALL NOW sale your merchandise for 970-215-5548 $20.00 Estate Sale Call: 970 577-8585 or 970Follow Org & Grn Signs to 658-0184 for information 700 Spring St (off Riverside) !!ONE DAY!! Fri 8-1 Sat 8-2 Sat - June 26, 9-2 2809 Fish Creek Road Parking is Tight, One Lane Rd

Misc. Sales Little Guy 5 Wide teardrop trailer. Queen size bed, galley, solar panels, awning, other accessories. $4990. 619-277-9824



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

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