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This Week In Mrs. Walsh's Garden Rockspirea or Oceanspray (Holodiscus dumosus) is a flowering shrub in the Rose family. In mid-summer when in bloom, it is covered with pyramidalshaped sprays of tiny white or cream flowers. In its native habitat it is found in the montane to subalpine zones and prefers dry cliffs/canyons and rocky areas. Mrs. Walsh's Garden is located on West Elkhorn Avenue, across the street from Performance Park. Admission is free and it is open from dusk to dawn.

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Rambo’s Longhorn Liquor Recognized As “Estes Bright Spot” The Estes Park in Bloom committee has awarded its most recent “Estes Bright Spot” designation to Rambo’s Longhorn Liquor, 1640 Big Thompson Ave. The committee presented a traveling sign for the property, a window cling and a framed certificate of recognition to owners Matt and Christie Rambeau. Rambo’s Longhorn Liquor has been in the Rambeau family for over 23 years. It is currently owned and operated by Matt and Christie Rambeau, who succeeded Matt’s mother, Diane -- the store’s owner for the prior 20 before them. The Rambeaus look to local nursery “A Growing Business” to provide all of the flowers at the store, and each year they add something new for

visual appeal. They support community arts and culture by funding events like the Rooftop Rodeo, Pumpkins and Pilsners, the Fall Back Beer Festival, the John Denver Tribute concert and Friends of Folk. To learn more about Rambo’s Longhorn Liquor, visit The designation of an “Estes Bright Spot” recognizes a business, organization or private residence that places emphasis on beautifully maintained landscapes, floral displays, environmental efforts, heritage preservation, and arts and culture. To submit a nomination for an “Estes Bright Spot” award, contact Keri Kelly at 970-5773782 or

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Old Fall River Road Now Open For The Season In Rocky Mountain National Park

Old Fall River Road opened to vehicles on Friday, July 12. The road normally opens by fourth of July weekend but winter conditions at higher elevations in the park this year, as recently as June 23, delayed the snow clearing and maintenance of Old Fall River Road. Old Fall River Road was built between 1913 and 1920. It is an unpaved road which travels from Endovalley Picnic Area to above treeline at Fall River Pass, following the steep slope of Mount Chapin’s south face. Due to the winding, narrow nature of the road, the scenic 9.4-mile route leading to Trail Ridge Road is oneway only. Vehicles over 25 feet and vehicles pulling trailers are prohibited on the road. Old Fall River Road is scheduled to close to vehicles for the season on October 7, 2019. For more information about Rocky Mountain National Park, please visit or call the park’s Information Office at (970) 586-1206. FAQs about Old Fall River Road: Old Fall River Road has opened for the season! This historic dirt road up to the Alpine Visitor Center at Fall River Pass is a favorite of some visitors, and scares the pants off others. Know what you’re getting into before you go! - Old Fall River Road (OFRR) starts at Endovalley Picnic Area; look for the sign on the west end of Horseshoe Park, US 34 on the east side of #RMNP. - It is one-way, uphill, and 9.4 miles long. Once it opens for the season to vehicles there is no turning around, even for bicycles. - OFRR ends up in the parking lot at the Alpine Visitor Center, and you come down via Trail Ridge Road (either east or west). - OFRR is a dirt road but is passable to passenger vehicles (there can be potholes). What are not allowed are vehicles

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over 25 feet and vehicles pulling trailers. - It is narrow with no guardrails, tight switchbacks, and drop-offs in places. There is over 3,100 feet of elevation gain in this short distance, and a maximum grade of about 16%. - Don’t be in a hurry, because it is a slow drive – the speed limit is 15 mph and there is usually quite a lot of traffic. OFRR was built between 1913 and 1920. Soon after its completion folks determined it was inadequate and in a poor location, so work started on building Trail Ridge Road, which opened in 1932. Now, conditions permitting, both roads are open in summer in RMNP. OFRR travels up a narrow glaciated valley, paralleling Fall River, through montane and subalpine life zones to the alpine tundra. Keep an eye out for the many different species of animals, birds, and flowers along the route. The steep slopes often see winter avalanches. One area, about 4 miles up the road, has a hillside that looks like stacks of chicken wire-wrapped rocks. These are the Gabions, built to reinforce from damage the steep hillside the road cuts across. Gabion means cage in French. This year OFRR closes to vehicles on Mon, Oct 7, for maintenance. It will reopen after that to bicycles and leashed pets until Nov 30. After that it is open only to hikers, snowshoers, crosscountry skiers, etc., through the winter except during road maintenance operations and emergency closures as posted. On April 1, OFRR reopens to bicycles and walking leashed dogs. In April, RMNP Road Crews start working on opening Trail Ridge Road, and once it is fully open for the summer they start working on OFRR. It takes several weeks to plow and repair OFRR, and to apply dust palliative. Enjoy the beautiful drive, but remember that any time you utilize OFRR (or anyplace else in RMNP) it is at your own risk.

National Park Radio To Perform At Beaver Meadows Visitor Center Enjoy a special program by the musical group National Park Radio on Sunday, July 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center auditorium in RMNP. National Park Radio’s music reverberates important themes about life, love and difficult choices, all while echoing the band’s deep-seated roots in the Ozark Mountains. Formed in Harrison, Arkansas, in 2012, National Park Radio, headed by singer/songwriter Stefan Szabo, have infused the surrounding region with their unique brand of indie folk music. The band has a blend of insightful songwriting and organic Americana charm, alongside a heritage in genuine mountain music. The group self-produced the band’s extended play record (EP) back in 2013. Ini-

tially, the music spread locally, earning the band a substantial and incredibly loyal following in their home region. The release of their album “Old Forests” brings beautiful harmonies and a unique chemistry that creates a sense of family at the core of the band. They have spent the last few years touring and gaining fans throughout the West and Midwest, from California to Nashville. This program is free and open to the public. Space is limited. For more information about Rocky Mountain National Park please visit or call the park’s Information Office at (970) 5861206.

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Two Recent Rescue Incidents In Rocky Mountain National Park Last Friday morning, a park visitor notified park rangers via 911 that a 30year-old Denver man had taken a 75 foot tumbling fall in The Trough area of Longs Peak. The man received numerous injuries. Park rangers patrolling in the area reached the man at 9:30 a.m. to provide initial advanced medical care. Due to his location and injuries, Rocky Mountain National Park Search and Rescue team members requested assistance from a Colorado National Guard helicopter from Buckley Air Force Base to extricate him via a hoist operation, using a winch operated cable. This occurred at approximately 1:45 p.m. The man was flown to Upper Beaver Meadows and was transferred by ambulance to Estes Park Health. Rocky Mountain Rescue assisted with the helicopter hoist operations and ground operations. Rocky Mountain Fire also assisted with ground operations. Team members encountered severe thunderstorms and lightning when hiking back to the trailhead.

At 8:30 p.m. Wednesday night, July 10, park rangers were notified by cell phone that a 53-year-old Alabama man was severely ill at a park wilderness campsite roughly five miles from the North Inlet Trailhead on the west side of Rocky

Mountain National Park. Rocky Mountain National Park Search and Rescue Team members in addition to two members of the Grand Lake Fire Protection District hiked to the area and provided advanced medical care. The man was assisted in walking to the trailhead. The team reached the trailhead at 4 a.m. Thursday, July 11. He was transferred by ambulance to Middle Courtesy photos Park Medical Center.

Wild Basin Road Will Be Closed To All Uses Wednesday, July 24 From 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, the Wild Basin Road in Rocky Mountain National Park will be closed to all uses, including vehicles and pedestrians. This closure will occur at the Wild Basin Entrance station and will include the entire two-mile section of the road to the Wild Basin Trailhead. Rocky Mountain National Park’s road crew will be spreading gravel and grading the road to eliminate ruts and potholes as well as improving drainage. Due to the road being closed to all uses, visitors should

avoid this area of Rocky Mountain National Park on Wednesday, July 24. The Wild Basin Road is a narrow, historic dirt road. Park staff restrict vehicle access in the Wild Basin area when parking areas fill and heavy congestion warrants. This occurs most weekends in the summer. For further information about Rocky Mountain National Park, please visit or call the park’s Information Office at (970) 586-1206.

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The charge(s) are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. On July 6 at 3:21 p.m. police were called to a disturbance at 1010 S. St. Vrain Ave. Upon arrival they charged a 20 year old male from Estes Park with third degree assault against a 27 year old victim. The male was later released on a summons. On July 9 at 1:27 p.m. police received a call of a disturbance in progress at 1250 Acacia Dr. Upon arrival they arrested a 27 year old male from Estes Park and charged him with third degree assault, false imprisonment, child abuse and domestic violence against a 21 year old victim and a one year old victim. He was transported to the Larimer County Jail. On July 11 at 11:43 a.m. police contacted a 27 year old male from Estes Park in the 300 block of W. Elkhorn who was wanted on several warrants. The warrants were for failure to appear on a false reporting charge from Loveland Police Department, failure to appear on a burglary/theft charge from Estes Park Police Department, failure to appear on bond conditions out of Larimer County and failure to appear on dangerous drug charges out of Weld County. He was arrested and transported to Larimer

County Jail. On July 11 at 7:56 p.m. police were called about a disturbance at 1650 Big Thompson Ave. Upon arrival police charged a 29 year old male from St. Louis, MO with obstruction of a telephone and menacing with a vehicle against a 25 year old victim. The male was transported to the Larimer County Jail. On July 11 at 3:10 p.m. police received a REDDI report of a driver at Hwy. 7 and Golf Course Road driving erratically. Upon investigation, the 51 year old male driver from Allenspark, CO was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol and was charged with DUI, DUI per se, failure to drive in a single land, license denied and no proof of insurance. The male driver was arrested and transported to Larimer County Jail. On July 13 at 10:35 p.m. police received a REDDI report in the 1700 block of N. St. Vrain Ave. for a male driving recklessly. Upon investigation, the 40 year old male driver from Golden, CO was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol and he was charged with DUI, reckless driving and failure to drive in a single lane. He was transported to the Larimer County Jail.

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EPPD Thanks Rocky Mountain Police Chaplains For Donation The Estes Park Police Department extends sincere appreciation to Rocky Mountain Police Chaplains (RMPC) for its grant to the K9 program. RMPC Executive Director Kevin Shive and Board Member Travis Akins presented $500 to EPPD's Captain Eric Rose, Lead Chaplain Larry Strong and Chaplain Doris Ratsch this week. Chaplain Ratsch applied for and received the grant on behalf of the K9 program, and it will help to launch this first-ever K9 program to benefit the Estes Park community. EPPD is approximately 65% of the way

to its fundraising goal of $80,000 to start the K9 program. A K9 is a highly specialized dog with intensive police training, which enhances our efforts to keep residents and visitors safe. Tax-deductible donations will help EPPD fund everything from dog food and toys, to veterinary care, to the dog's vest and badge, to K9 unit training, to the custom-built kennel the dog will live in at his handler's home. Learn more and support the fundraising efforts at

EVFPD firefighters generally respond to medical calls in their personal vehicles, allowing for a faster response. On other incidents, firefighters respond to a fire station to respond in department apparatus with specialized equipment. During the week of July 7, the Estes Valley Fire Protection District (EVFPD) responded to 19 calls for service. This

included: • Emergency medical (assist EPMC): 3 • MVC: 4 • Smoke/Odor Investigation: 2 • Alarm Activations: 4 • Fire: 2 • Gas Leak: 2 • Search & Rescue: 1 • Arcing Lines: 1 Estes Valley Fire

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Wolves In Hermit Park This Weekend!

WolfWood Refuge makes their annual visit to Hermit Park Open Space in Larimer County near Estes Park this Saturday, July 20, from 10:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m. and Sunday, July 21, from 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Wolf talks: Saturday at 11:30 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. & Sunday at 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. At the WolfWood Refuge visit, you will have the opportunity to meet our new ambassador wolves, enjoy petting the wolves, take photos, and go home with all the free wolf fur you can handle. Also, “Big O” is well and will be traveling with us this year. There are currently over 60 wolves and wolf/dogs housed at WolfWood. We are one of the few wolf refuges still accepting animals. For more information visit: photo

There will be lots of new WolfWood items for sale with 100% of the profits supporting the refuge. Please do not bring dogs. A $9.00 daily entrance permit is required for the park fee. Hermit Park graciously donates the space for WolfWood to make this visit each year. For more information please go to

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League Of Women Voters Of Estes Park Plans Public Voter Forum July 24

BURGERS, BEER & MORE! CURRENT HOURS: Monday - Friday: Breakfast: 7-10am Dinner: 4-10pm (bar open until 11pm on Fridays) Saturday: Lunch/Dinner: 11:30am-10pm (bar open until 11pm) Sunday: Lunch/Dinner: 11:30am-10pm Happy Hour: Every day from 4-6pm | Grab N’ Go: Available 24 hours a day

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The League of Women Voters of Estes Park invites all members of the public to our voter forum at Town Hall on July 24 from 7-9 p.m. The topic of the forum is the municipal recall election to be held on August 20. Beginning July 29, the Town will mail ballots asking the public to decide whether or not to recall Mayor Pro Tem Cody Walker and, if this effort results in a recall, who to elect to take his place on the Board of Trustees. Since the ballot contains two questions, with the second dependent on the outcome of the first, we will begin this forum with a brief explanation of the ballot language itself. Next, we have invited a panel of those who oppose recalling Mayor Pro Tem Walker and those supporting the recall effort to answer your questions about the reasons behind their support for each side of the question. After the panel discussion, we have invited Eric Blackhurst, the only candidate on the ballot to replace Mayor Pro Tem Walker if the recall effort is successful, to address the public with his reasons for running and to answer your questions. The forum will be recorded if you are unavailable that day, and it will be livestreamed on the Town’s website to allow you to participate from the comfort of

your home. If you watch the livestreamed event, you will be able to email your questions to during the event. All questions submitted in person must be submitted in writing on cards the League will supply that evening. Supporters of each side of the issue are asked to refrain from wearing any apparel or accessories advocating for either side, such as buttons, hats, t-shirts, or carrying flags or other material inside the Boardroom at Town Hall. In other words, your current preferences in the election should not be visible inside the Boardroom during the forum. This is the League’s standard procedure. Supporters of either side of the issue are welcome to place handout material on the tables or the shelf outside the Boardroom for the public to pick up if they so choose. The election will take place on August 20. All ballots must be received by the Town administrators by 7 p.m. on that date. Always remember that postmarks do not count in any election conducted by mail-in ballot. We hope you will participate in this forum to help you decide how to vote in this important election.

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Estes Park Archives Program This Sunday, July 21

A photographer's family often served as models, but Estes Park photographers were noticeably shy about stepping in front of their own cameras. Photo courtesy Estes Park Archives

Why do we have so few photographs of early Estes Park photographers? Except for William Henry Jackson and Fred Payne Clatworthy, who enjoyed national exposure, it would be difficult to pick most resident early Estes Park photographers (like Lawrence E. Grace, "Pop" Francis, and William T. Parke), or commercial photographers with Estes Park inventory in the form of black and white stereoviews or photo-postcards (like Joseph Collier or Harold Sanborn), out of a police line-up. Can descendants of these photogra-

phers provide any help? Or are we just forced to enjoy their work without having any idea what they themselves looked like? Join the Estes Park Archives this Sunday, July 21 at their new location at 240 Moraine Avenue, for a free program beginning at 7:00 p.m. on the effort to find photographs of photographers. Parking should be available across this street at this time of day, and who knows, a famous celebrity may show up like last week. Call 586-4889 for additional information.

Historic Downtown Walking Tours To Run Through September 24


Wednesday, July 24 @7pm Legion monthly meeting. All members are encouraged to attend!


Tuesday & Thursday July 23 & 25 @ 9-11am Benefits

Discover the hidden past on a walking tour of downtown Estes Park with the Estes Park Museum. During the tour, participants will be guided by trained docents to explore historical photographs from the museum's collection to aid in comparing the past to the present. Identical tours are offered on Mondays and Tuesdays (except Labor Day, September 2) from Monday, June 3 through Tuesday, September 24. Tours meet at 8:15 a.m. at the Northeast corner of Bond Park (next to the bronze Enos Mills sculpture at MacGregor and Park Avenues) and begin promptly at 8:30

a.m. The tour group will walk west through town, and return to the same site by 10:00 a.m., and travel a distance of 0.7 miles. Tours are free, donations are welcome. First come, first served; no reservations required. Space limited to about 12 people. The mission of the Estes Park Museum is to conduct activities that preserve, share and respect the unique history of Estes Park. For more information, call the Estes Park Museum at 970-586-6256 or visit the Museum's website at

assistance for Veterans and families

Thursday, July 25 @ noon-5pm Veteran readjustment counseling. Call 970-586-6118 for an appointment.


Every Friday @7pm Queen of Hearts progressive raffle.

Tuesday & Thursday July 23 & 25 @7 pm Bingo! Fun and cash prizes for all ages!


Friday, July 19 @5:30-7pm All-you-can-eat Spaghetti $12 Friday, July 26 @5:30-7pm Fish Fry $12 Please note: Our Wednesday lunch program has been cancelled.

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Fine Arts Guild Auditions For “Grace And Glorie” Auditions for the Fine Arts Guild of the Rockies’ fall play are approaching! This year’s production will be the funny and poignant, Grace and Glorie. Set in the Blue Ridge Mountains, this two-person play charms the audience with thoughtful moments, silly antics, laughter, and tears that stay with theater-goers long after the performance. The play offers a stream of laughs and sentimental good humor, while the memorable characters share their most trying and tender moments. The performances will be November 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 8th, and 9th. Two women are needed for the cast: Grace, a feisty 90 year-old cancer patient who prefers her mountain cottage to a

hospital; and Glorie, a tense, unhappy Harvard MBA, recently transplanted to the mountains, and Grace’s hospice volunteer. Auditions will be held in the Wasson Room of the library on August 3rd from 9-11 a.m. and 24 p.m. Those interested should be prepared to sing a few bars from any song of your choice, keeping in mind this is not a musical. A script is available at the library for your review. Please sign up for auditions at: AD23ABFA7-grace. Audition materials will be emailed to those who are auditioning. You can also visit for more information.

Book Program And Sale: Estes Park & Rocky Mountain National Park: Then and Now, Revised Edition

On Saturday, July 27, at 2:00 p.m. join authors and photographers, Dr. James Pickering, Derek Fortini, and Mic Clinger at the Estes Park Museum as they discuss the latest release of their updated book, Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park: Then and Now, Revised Edition. This second program in a series will highlight Downtown Estes Park. A following program to take place on August 17 will cover Rocky Mountain National Park. Light refreshments will be served courtesy of the Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation, Inc. Completely redesigned, the book explores town and valley history by comparing historic photographs, many of

which are being published here for the first time, with images of those same locations taken in the past year or so. During the program, the speakers will discuss the photographs for the revised edition as well as show some of the new images included in the publication. The new book features nearly 500 images of the Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park area. During the program, Then and Now will be available for sale with a 10% discount for current and new Museum members (shipping not included). Memberships can be purchased the day of the program. Books can also be purchased anytime during regular Museum Shop hours (Wednesdays through Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.). Buyers are invited to bring their pre-purchased copies to the program if they would like them to be personally autographed by the authors. The authors of the revised edition donated their time and talents to the project and all proceeds will be used toward a new Collections & Research Facility. Book sales and memberships are available for purchase at or by calling 970577-3766. The mission of the Estes Park Museum is to conduct activities that preserve, share and respect the unique history of Estes Park. For more information, call the Estes Park Museum at 970-586-6256 or visit the Museum's website at

Tennis Anyone?

Residents and summer visitors are invited to join the Estes Park tennis community. We play at the courts in Stanley Park, near the high school. Men’s and women’s doubles on weekday mornings – mixed doubles on Sunday evenings, followed by dinner at a local restaurant for those wanting to participate. We would love to see you out on the courts. For more information, call Sally at 970577-9752.

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There’s nothing like a family reunion. Unlike class reunions, the gathering of family includes multiple generations. Unlike weddings, everyone at a family reunion is related. Almost everyone, anyway. In the case of the family reunion my affiliate Joe and I hosted last weekend, there were several honorary family members in attendance who did not share last names, ancestors, family tall tales, or bathrooms. Joe’s family comes together annually to weave and tighten the love knots of one big, grateful heart that focuses on adoration and acceptance, whether there’s a common bloodline or not. Boyfriends, girlfriends, childhood friends, old classmates, college roommates—if someone shows up, related or not, they are treated like family. The more the merrier! Have another brownie and let’s sing a song together! One newcomer this year was the boyfriend of Hannah, Joe’s second-cousinonce-removed, I think. (Joe’s mother is Hannah’s grandfather’s cousin. Go ahead, try to figure it out.) Zac was a first-timer at the annual reunion so he had at least 35 new names to try to remember (he already knew about a dozen or so). Many of Hannah’s relatives had to remember Zac’s name in return. Funny thing is, some of those relatives wanted to call him Josh. Zac-calledJosh told us this is something he deals with regularly. (This must have been challenging when he ran for office. He rose above the moniker mix-up and is now mayor of his small Missouri town). Zac confirmed that men named Zach often get called Josh. The confusion is so common that there’s a website called “Why do people call me Josh?” In the words of my idol, columnist Dave Barry, I’m not making this up. People often mistake Zach for Josh. My question: what do Zachs and Joshes call each other? While we’re on the subject of names, a loyal reader suggested that I address the topic of body parts named after people, so I looked into it. Did you know Fallopian tubes, the thin tubes that connect a female’s ovaries and uterus, are named after 16th-century Italian Gabriele Falloppio? Not only did he discover this particular female body part, in

the mid-1500s he developed a chemically treated linen sheath that served as a contraceptive for males, which also helped decrease the rate of syphilis transmission. This guy Falloppio was pretty important to the health of the human population! The man deserved the honor of having a part of a woman’s body named after him. (In the same vein, I’m all for elevating the reference to women’s soccer. From now on I’m calling the game soccer and I’m calling the other, lesser game men’s soccer.) More on tubes: You know how your ears pop when you hike above treeline or fly in an airplane? That popping comes from your Eustachian tubes, which drain goobery stuff—also known as mucus— away from your middle ear. These little tubes are named after another Italian scientist, Bartolomeo Eustachi. He discovered all sorts of information about the human body in the 1550s but didn’t dare publish his findings for fear of being excommunicated from the Catholic Church. I wonder what Jesus would have thought about that, especially if he had had an ear infection that needed treatment. There are other body parts named after people: There’s the Adam’s apple (read Genesis in the Bible for an explanation if you need one), the Achilles tendon (get to know some Greek mythology) and the Funny Bone, named after Jerry Seinfeld. If you find any of this the least bit mesmerizing, then you’ll be interested to know that the term mesmerize is derived from an 18th century German physician, Franz Mesmer, who founded a medical practice called mesmerism, where he put his patients into a trance-like state to unclog an invisible fluid that flowed through the body. Eventually, in 1778 Mesmer was accused of fraud and was run out of town. Despite this, his practice did eventually lead to the modern day application of hypnosis. You may let The Thunker know what you think at her e-mail address, © 2019 Sarah Donohoe

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July 23th, 24th, & 25th Why wait for December? Join us to celebrate Christmas in July Sing along with your favorite Christmas music. Enjoy our special holiday decorations for some early Christmas cheer

Merry Marthas Welcome Summer Residents

Christmas shop early! Baldpate ornaments, jewelry, mugs, and bo e great gifts

The Merry Marthas welcome summer residents to attend their next meeting on Friday, July 26, at 9:30 a.m. at Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies. Merry Marthas is a group of women who sew, knit, crochet, or weave and then donate their finished projects to local charities. They meet on the fourth Friday of each month to share the projects they have completed. New members are always welcome, even if they are part-time residents. For more information, please call the church at 970-586-4404.

YOU be the judge for our annual employee Gingerbread House decorating competition! Order one of our Holiday Beverage Specials Peppermint Schnapps Hot Chocolate or Hot Buttered Rum Reservations are always recommended 970.586.5397 The Baldpate Inn 4900 S Highway 7 just across from RMNP Lily Lake Dining

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Clinic Appointment Availability At Estes Park Health Summer is a very busy time at Estes Park Health with the return of our summer residents and many visitors. Estes Park Health has implemented many positive changes in the Physician Clinic (formerly Estes Park Medical Group) to create greater access to care for our diverse community’s health care needs. What is the availability of same day and walk-in appointments at Estes Park Health? We’ve had many calls in the recent weeks asking about the availability of scheduling an appointment in the Physician Clinic. We want to share how the scheduling system currently works in the Physician Clinic: 1. There is always a Doc-of-the-Day set aside who has up to eight open slots for patients who need same day and walk-in appointments. 2. All Physicians (including Specialists) have open spots in their daily schedule to accommodate same day and walk-in appointments. Our Primary Care Physicians (PCPs) have up to three open slots reserved each day for same days or walkin appointments. 3. Mid-Level providers, including our exceptional Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants, have several open slots daily for same day and walk-in appointments. Why would a patient have to wait for an appointment? Where someone could experience a scheduling delay is if they decline to see a different provider outside of their regular PCP, and their regular PCP’s sameday slots have been booked. Another instance is if the patient is requesting a same-day appointment for a non-urgent issue like a physical or follow-up ap-

pointment for a chronic issue. Please call 970-586-2200 to check appointment availability. Are any Estes Park Health Physicians accepting new patients? The answer is, YES! Estes Park Health has done some excellent recruiting and secured Dr. Joseph Lee and Dr. Juli Schneider for Internal Medicine. Both have spots open for new patients. Dr. Nicholaus Mize has accepted a position in Internal Medicine and will be starting at Estes Park Health on August 12, 2019 and have his first day in the Physician Clinic on August 19. Dr. Mize recently completed a Fellowship in hospice and palliative care services and will bring an amazing perspective to our Hospice Care program. Dr. Patricia Aldridge also joined Estes Park Health as a part-time Pediatrician to work with our younger residents along with Dr. Mark Wiesner. Jimmy Atha, CRNA, joined Estes Park Health on a full-time basis in our anesthesia department. Atha will help us with additional anesthesia coverage to allow our surgeons to provide more surgical services to the Estes Park community – keeping patients close to home and family. He will be a significant addition to our already excellent anesthesia team and help us expand our surgical services to accommodate more patients. For additional information about any of the Estes Park Health Physicians, please go to You can also find a complete list of Estes Park Health Physician Services by going to And, comprehensive overview of all Estes Park Health services provided at For any information regarding the Physician Clinic, please call 70-586-2200.

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Waldo Celebration Party Celebrate an amazing month of Waldo Scavenger Hunting. Join us July 30th, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at Macdonald Book Shop for prizes and goodies. Thanks to our super prize co-sponsors: Brownfields, Inkwell & Brew, The Ore Cart Rock Shop, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Outdoor World, Miller's Indian Village and MORE! Illustration copyright © 1987-2019 by Martin Handford.

Use Manford Ave. To Get To Larimer County Health Dept. Office A friendly reminder that the best route to get to the Larimer County Dept. of Health offices is to take Manford Avenue, while Brodie Avenue is closed. According to those at the clinic, “Clients are having a lot of difficulty getting to the offices, so please make sure to use Manford to get to us.” For more information, call (970) 577-2054.

It’s My Privilege. Handing out free coffee, greeting everyone with a smile, offering directions—our coffee shop barista has even been known to race a heart attack victim to the ER. “It’s a family,” explains Kim. “Families help each other out.” And when you’re a patient at Estes Park Health, you’re family, too. Discover more about our attentive approach to care—primary through advanced specialties.

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Estes Park Medical Center is now Estes Park Health. New name, same independence that puts our community first.

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Estes Park EDC Offers Free, Confidential And Tailored Business Consulting Supporting local businesses has long been a pillar of economic development. According to a study commissioned by the Lowe Foundation, 71% of economic growth in the United States from 1990 to present came from existing and expanding companies. Since its inception, the Estes Park EDC has been committed to supporting local businesses. As part of our continued strategic plan, the Estes Park EDC Board of Directors agreed to initiate a Business Expansion and Retention Program called the BEAR Program. The goal of this program is to directly work with and help our existing businesses grow. To do this, we reach out to as broad a representation of businesses in our community as possible, utilizing site surveys, business consulting and conducting group business projects. One of our key allies in this program is the Larimer Small Business Development Center (Larimer SBDC.) The Larimer SBDC combines information and resources from federal, state and local governments with those of the education system and private sector to meet the specialized and complex needs of the small business community. Certified Larimer SBDC Consultants work in partnership to provide businesses and entrepreneurs with crucial information that can mean the difference between success and failure. Estes Park EDC Vice President Adam Shake, Smith Sign Stu-

dios owner Kent Smith, Windcliff Homes Owner/Operator Rich Chiappe and Entrepreneur and Business Coach Jason Owens have all received training and certification as consultants through Larimer SBDC. Consulting is free, confidential and tailored to businesses and these consultants can advise business on a wide range of business opportunities and challenges to include: Starting Your Business • Business Planning • Demographic and Industry Data • Licensing and Registration Sustaining Your Business • Disaster Preparedness • Strategic Planning • Lean Manufacturing • Capital Formation Growing Your Business • Financial Analysis • Marketing, Advertising and Sales • Social Media and Websites • Pricing Products and Services Helping You Prosper • Expanding Locations and Products • Business Valuations • Rebranding and retooling • Exit Strategies To schedule an appointment with a business consultant, please visit

Time For Nine, Wine And Dine Hey golfers, it's time for Nine, Wine and Dine again at the Estes Park 18 hole golf course! Now that our weather has "normalized" somewhat, we are ready to play some late afternoon golf with our BFFs, be they the gals, the guys, spouses or single or if you just want to meet someone new. This is just plain fun! The dates are: Times are: 4:00 p.m. July 31st st August 21 4:00 p.m. September 18th 3:30 p.m.

Check in 30 minutes prior to play Cost per person $33.00 includes green fee, cart and $3.00 prize money You may use your passes for green fees and carts, but must contribute $3.00 for prize money. Must register at Pro Shop front desk for 9 Holes and state whether you are going to "Wine & Dine or just whine" (about your game). Call 970-586-8146 for more information.

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SnowyGrass Music Festival This Weekend!

This weekend, July 1920 will mark the 4th annual SnowyGrass Music Festival in Estes Park, an Upstream Concerts production. Friday kicks off with a no cover show on the Backyard Stage at Snowy Peaks Winery at 4:30 p.m. with The Jamesons Duo & special guests, KC Groves and Dusty Rider. Performances on the SnowyGrass stage begin at 6:30 p.m. with Pete Wernick of Hot Rize, along with Joan Wernick. Hunker Down will follow with a sound they call "Rocky Mountain Folk-n-Roll." The evening will close with an energetic performance by the 2019 Grammy nominated Bluegrass band out of Austin, Texas-Wood & Wire. Saturday festivities begin at 10 a.m. with a musical activity for children. Musical performances begin at 11 a.m. with the duo, Dahlby & Nadine, followed by Jason Hicks & KC Groves, Ran Off The Roos-

ter, The Cody Sisters, and Pete & Joan Wernick. The Blue Canyon Boys, winners of the 2008 Telluride Bluegrass Festival band contest, will bring our main stage performances to a grand finale. The festivities will continue at the nearby venue, The Barrel, with Bottlerocket Hurricane, for a no cover show. Tickets are: Friday - $15. Saturday $25. Two day passes are available for $35. Kids 12 & under are free. All proceeds from bar sales at Baldwin Park will benefit the non-profit, Estes Arts District. Local food trucks and other vendors will be on hand. Well-behaved dogs are welcome. Walking and biking in are encouraged. Please bring low-back chairs, and prepare for rain or sun. Baldwin Park is located at 271 Ivy St., Estes Park. Visit for more information and tickets.

Annual Glen Haven Pancake Breakfast This Saturday, July 20 Join the fun at the Glen Haven Area Volunteer Fire Department’s annual pancake breakfast this Saturday, July 20 from 7:00 to 11:00 a.m. The price is $7 for adults, $4 for children ages 5 to 10, and children under five eat for free.

Firefighters will once again be serving pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, juice, and coffee in the firehouse in Glen Haven. Fantastic treasures, including but not limited to, gift certificates from restaurants and other local businesses, home furnishings, and artwork will be offered in the silent auction. Be sure to stop by the bake sale for homemade pies, cakes, breads, and cookies. There will be a craft show featuring local artisans as well. The GHAVFD defends 500 structures located on over 25,000 acres of mostly forested land and responds to vehicle crashes and incidents requiring

emergency assistance along County Road 43. They also support other area agencies when called upon. The department currently has 20 incredible volunteers who put their lives on the line to protect our community and its assets.

This breakfast event is one of the departments main source of income. There have been several unplanned expenses and needed equipment this year including a leak in their primary Engine 11, air bottles for their breathing apparatus, and needed air packs and masks to replace 15-year-old equipment. The community of Glen Haven is neither a municipality nor a taxing district. GHAVFD is a 501 (C) (3) non-profit Colorado corporation. All contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. If you are unable to attend, please consider making a donation to GHAVFD, P. O. Box 53, Glen Haven, CO 80532. For more information on the breakfast and the Department check out

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12th Annual Weed Roundup July 27th

Community Yard Sale & Pancake Breakfast

There will be a Community Yard Sale and pancake breakfast held on Saturday, July 27 from 8 a.m until 12 p.m. Pancake breakfast until 11 a.m. These events will take place at the

Estes Park Masonic Lodge located at 1820 S. St. Vrain Ave. Seller spaces are available for $20.00. For more information, please call Mike Wold at 577-8585.

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Noxious weeds are once again having a banner year, so keep removing and bagging these invaders. Removing and bagging flowers and seed heads will help curtail your weed population next year. Time and persistence will give native plants a better chance! The 12th Annual Weed Roundup will be held July 27th from 9:00 to noon located behind the new recycling center at 666 Elm Road (follow the signs). Estes Land Stewardship Association (ELSA) volunteers will be on hand to answer weed questions and unload your bags. Educational displays and information will be available from Larimer County and Master Gardeners. Bring in your weeds – no slash, pine needles, cones, dirt, trash – in paper yard bags for free disposal. Please remove/shake off dirt from plant roots. Unauthorized drop-offs at this location are considered theft of services. Weeds and trash can be disposed of yeararound at Waste Management for a fee. No bags of non-weed materials will be

accepted at this event. Paper yard bags are available for purchase at local hardware stores. The June 23rd Monitored Weed Dropoff was a great success -- over 250 bags of weeds were collected! Another Monitored Weed Drop-off is scheduled for August 24th. These events are being made possible with the support from Estes Land Stewardship Association, the Town of Estes Park, Larimer County, Estes Valley Land Trust, and donations. Fourteen Very Unwanted Weeds in the Estes Valley weed booklets are available year around at the Estes Valley Library and in the summer at the Thursday Farmers Market Master Gardener’s booth. Estes Land Stewardship Association (ELSA) meets the first Thursday of the month at 9:30 a.m. in the George Hix Room at US Bank. The next meeting is August 1st. For more information about ELSA contact elsa.

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Rock Cut Brewing Co. Gives Back to Benefit Partners Mentoring Youth! Are you thirsty for some Altruism? Then head to Rock Cut Brewing Company for a pint that benefits Partners Mentoring Youth! The Rock Cut Brewing Company has announced that their third quarter recipient for Rock Cut Gives Back is Partners! Since 1978, Partners Mentoring Youth has been pursuing our mission to create and support oneto-one mentoring relationships between positive adult role models and Northern Colorado youth facing challenges in their personal, social, and academic

lives. Partner's has had an office in Estes Park since 1996 serving the youth in the Estes Valley. Visit the Rock Cut Brewing Company taproom at 390 W. Riverside Dr., Estes Park, Colorado in July, August, or September and order a pint of Altruism! $1 from each pint will be collected for and donated to Partners in early October. Partners Mentoring Youth would like to thank the Rock Cut Brewery (and their customers) for their support!

Rotary Friendship Card Serves Up Local Discounts Estes Park’s new and popular $10 local discount card is available for purchase at Estes Park Visitor Center, Macdonald Book Shop, Nicky’s Steakhouse, Quality Inn, Safeway Guest Services, Rocky Mountain Gateway and The Village Store at National Park Village. The Friendship Card is accepted at more than 70 local businesses, which offer discounts on food and drink, shopping, entertainment and services. Friendship Card holders will need to show their cards at the businesses in order to receive discounts. Certain restrictions may apply. Participating merchants and their discount offers are listed on the Friendship Card’s Facebook page – Friendship Card. Brochures also are available at locations selling the card. Look for the Friendship Card window decal to find participating merchants. The 2019 card is valid through Decem-

ber 31, 2019. The Friendship Card is a fundraising project of The Rotary Club of Estes Park. Net proceeds from the sale of the card will be used to support the club’s many charitable projects, including scholarships and community grants. “The Rotary Club of Estes Park would like to thank the many participating merchants, as this fundraising project would not be possible without each one of them,” said Karen Thompson, the club’s Fund Development Chair. Thompson encourages residents and visitors to buy a Friendship Card to enjoy discounts from A (A la Carte Kitchen Store- 15 percent off a purchase of $15 or more) to W (Wynbrier Ltd. – 10 percent discount excluding tobacco products). To become a participating merchant, contact Thompson by email at

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Bearproofing Your Property Helps Keep Bears Wild as fall approaches. People can prevent scare it away. Loud noises like a firm conflicts with bears and other wildlife, yell, clapping your hands, banging on and we really need everyone to follow pots and pans or blowing an air horn the proper precautions to help keep your sends most bears running. property, your neighborhood, and our Utilize electric fencing, unwelcome bear population safe,” said J Wenum, mats and scent deterrents like ammonia area wildlife manager for Colorado to teach bears that your property is not Parks and Wildlife. “In the summer bear-friendly. bears typically forage for insects, leaves, If a bear enters your home, open doors and flowers of broad-leafed plants but all and windows and ensure it can leave the it takes is one careless person to encour- same way it got in. Don’t approach the age a bear to get into a neighbor’s home, bear or block escape routes. car or trash can.” Never approach a bear. If a bear won’t Properly bearproofing your home may leave your area, call your local CPW ofmean taking several of the recomfice. If a bear presents an immediate mended steps below: threat to human safety, call 911. Keep Bears Out “Adjusting your habits to living with Close and lock all bear-accessible winThis bear found a very easy meal of unsecured trash. Help keep bears away from dows and doors when you leave the neighborhoods and busy roads by bearproofing your home and keeping your trash in a house, and at night before you go to bed. locked garage or shed until pickup day. Help save wildlife - bearproof your home! Install sturdy grates or bars on winPhoto courtesy Colorado Parks and Wildlife dows if you must leave them open. Summer is officially in full swing, and available. When people allow bears acKeep car doors and windows closed as visitors and Coloradans alike spend cess to these attractants, a bear's instinc- and locked if you park outside. Make more time in bear country, it is critical tive drive to eat can overcome its fear of sure there’s nothing with an odor in your to stay bear aware. Colorado Parks and humans. vehicle, including candy, gum, air freshWildlife reminds everyone that it is cruTo help keep bears wild, it is important eners, trash, lotions and lip balms. cial to bearproof your property and cars that those living and recreating in bear Close and lock garage doors and winwhen living in or traveling to bear coun- country are bear-proofing their home dows at night and when you’re not try this summer. and property, including cars and home; garage doors should be down if Black bears are curious and smart anicampers. Don’t make it easy and appeal- you are home but not outside. mals, always on the lookout for a meal ing for bears to visit your property, and Install extra-sturdy doors if you have a that requires the least amount of effort. you'll help prevent conflicts between hu- freezer, refrigerator, pet food, birdseed, Cars, garages, and houses unfortunately mans and bears. or other attractants often provide the meal a bear is looking “Bear-proofing your property is essen- stored in your garage. for with easily accessible human food, tial during the summer months as bears Remove any tree garbage, pet food and other attractants are actively foraging for food, especially limbs that might provide access to upperlevel decks and windows. Replace exterior lever-style door handles with good quality round door knobs that bears can’t pull or push open. Get Rid of Attractants Don’t leave trash out Bearproof your property and cars to help keep your neighovernight unless it’s in bors and Colorado's bears safe this summer. Photo credit: DJ a bear-proof enclosure Hannigan or container. Be sure to research all local ordinances and reg- wildlife takes a little effort at first, but over time it becomes a better way to live. ulations when vacationing. When you keep your property bearDon’t store food of any kind in an unproof, you're making your homes and locked garage, flimsy shed or on or unneighborhoods a safer place for yourself der your deck. Don’t leave anything with an odor out- and for bears. These actions will also side, near open windows or in your vehi- help lessen conflicts with other wildlife such as skunks, raccoons, and ravens,” cle, even if you’re home. That includes scented candles, air fresheners, lip balms said Wenum. Colorado Parks and Wildlife has sevand lotions. eral resources available that can help you Only feed birds when bears are hiberfind the right methods for protecting nating. Birds have plenty of natural your home and property while bears are foods this time of year. active. For additional information, see Teach Bears They’re Not Welcome our Living with Bears page or visit If a bear comes close to your home,

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YMCA Dedicates Conservation Easement YMCA of the Rockies celebrated its donation of 127 acres of land to preserve open space along its border at a dedication ceremony on Monday July 8th, 2019. The event featured guest speakers from YMCA of the Rockies leadership, Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Valley Land Trust. The conservation easement preserves and protects nearly a

YMCA of the Rockies, featuring a 5.2mile dog-friendly hiking loop around the property. Darla Sidles, Superintendent, Rocky Mountain National Park, noted the tremendous opportunity to dedicate space for “world-class recreation and environmental education” at YMCA of the Rockies, as more people search for

mile of land on YMCA of the Rockies’ 860-acre property that borders Rocky Mountain National Park. “We are honored to partner with Estes Valley Land Trust and Rocky Mountain National Park to protect and preserve our precious environment within and around YMCA of the Rockies,” Julie Watkins, President and CEO, YMCA of the Rockies. In addition to protecting forests, meadows, and rivers, the easement allows for development of a new trail system at

ways to “get away, escape the city, see wildlife and the magnificent mountain scenery.” To protect the land, the easement prohibits residential structures, industrial uses, mining, and recreational uses such as new ball fields, tennis courts, minigolf and other uses that require changes to the topography. For more information about the conservation easement at YMCA of the Rockies visit

Alaska: Wildlife Photography Of The Last Frontier “Our Wonderful World” continues its 13th season of armchair travel-adventures this Tuesday, July 23 with a presentation by award-winning photographer Dawn Wilson on her travels photographing the wildlife of Alaska. The free program takes place at 7 p.m. at this year’s location: the lower level of the

Estes Valley Community Center at 660 Community Drive. The series is cosponsored by the Community Center and the Estes Valley Library. Every year, Dawn travels to Alaska to photograph the untamed beauty of the “Last Frontier.” She has visited all four corners of the state, from Haines and Hyder in the southeast corner to Dutch Harbor in the Aleutian Islands to Kaktovik along the Beaufort Sea. She has also traveled in her RV for a full summer throughout Alaska. Her presentation will showcase photos of the amazing wildlife living in this remote state, the stories behind the photos, and some tips for planning your own visit to Alaska. Dawn Wilson is an award-winning

professional nature photographer specializing in photographing the wildlife of the high latitudes and high altitudes of the Rocky Mountains and Alaska. An Estes Park resident, Dawn has used her writing and photography skills, as well as her passion for the outdoors, to communicate her wildlife stories to help raise awareness about the lives, challenges, and beauty of wild animals. Recognized as one of the top-ten female nature photographers to watch by “Wild Planet Photo Magazine,” her work has been featured in such publications as “Wyoming Wildlife”, “Outdoor Photographer,” “MotorHome” magazine, “Colorado Outdoors,” and “Nature’s Best Photography.” Attendees are encouraged to register in advance at

For more information about this summer’s full Our Wonderful World schedule, visit This summer’s series will conclude on July 30 at 7 p.m. with a presentation by Mary Anne Franke titled “Colombia is Open for Tourism.”




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David & Teesha Laflin Perform At YMCA Of The Rockies For Annual “Christmas In July” Service

On Sunday, July 21 David and Teesha Laflin will be the guest performers for the 10:00 a.m. worship in Hyde Chapel. They will also perform a concert at 7:00 p.m. in Hyde Chapel. The concert is free and open to the public. The Sunday worship service is the “Christmas in July” celebration. This service has been a tradition at the YMCA for over 60 years. Hyde Chapel will be decorated for Christmas.

Since 2002, internationally recognized illusionists David and Teesha Laflin have entertained and inspired audiences all across the United States and in several foreign countries through their creative blend of both classic and cutting-edge illusions. Their programs have been featured at the NCAA Final Four, numerous conferences and conventions throughout the world, and have reached large-scale audiences through their television appearances. More than simply entertainers, David and Teesha are also gifted speakers. They are quick to point out that everything they do is simply an illusion. Only God can do real miracles. The high-energy and fast-paced show that they present captivates audiences.

C ollegeinyourFuture! The Educational Opportunity Center of Larimer County will be available at The Learning Place to assist you with:

1700 Brodie Ave, across from High School More Information at and 970-586-4404 Sunday Ser vice at 10am

Pipe Organ - Chapel Choir - Free Parking - Children Welcome

BRODIE AVENUE OPEN College Admission applications FAFSA Application Career Exploration FAFSA Assistance: Please bring the following FAFSA ID Social Security Card for the Student and the Parent 2017 Federal Tax Return 2017 W-2 forms 2017 Untaxed Income records - for example, child support received, 401K contributions, disability, or VA noneducational benefits 2017 Investments Net Worth, not including primary residence Business Net Worth if greater than 100 employees

Monday, July 22nd 11:00am -2:00pm 600 South St Vrain Ave, Suite 2 Estes Park, Colorado For more information call: 970-5770020

From Community Drive to Church west entrance through next Sunday

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TAKE SOME ESTES PARK HOSPITALITY HOME WITH YOU. At the Rich Flanery Team, we’ve helped people call Estes Park home for more than 20 years. Today, we’re licensed in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Arizona, Texas, Arkansas, and Florida, so we can help you buy a second home, downsize, refinance, or even move to a new state, making us the first mortgage company to call for your first and second homes.

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Monday evening I watched the recap of much that took place on that day 50 years ago when our nation‌and much of the world‌watched the Apollo 11 moon landing and the united effort that brought it about. Neil Armstrong was asked what speech he had prepared for the moment when he touched the moon’s surface. He hadn’t given it much thought because “this was a victory for manyâ€?. We now know the ‘speech’ he gave: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.â€? On that day, America stood ‘proudly’. The whole world cheered! But sadly, few times since. We’ve seen the cap! ‘MAGA!’ (‘Make America Great Again!’) We’d like to see that happen. However, unlike the great success of the moon-landing, so often today, among many groups‌political figures, sports figures, wealthy businessmen, and others, the motto really seems to be: ‘MMGP!’. “Make ME Great, Period!â€? Our nation will never achieve the “Greatâ€? goal, and certainly not the “Proudâ€? goal, until we regain the ‘unity’ of people ‘like those whose ‘victory’ was witnessed as Neil spoke those famous words. In order to make America ‘proud’, we, as a nation, with a united and dedicated effort, need to do things that will benefit all mankind, not just our nation, or a few people in it. “What’s in it for me‌us?â€? seems to be behind almost every decision that is made on Capitol Hill. We must be bigger than that! In order for America to be ‘proud’ again, we need to show ‘appreciation’ and ‘pride’ in those who have put the welfare of others before themselves‌.like this woman’s report! “I sat in my seat of the Boeing 767 waiting for everyone to stow their carry-ons and get seated so we could get on the way.. We had a full flight and slow moving people stuffing luggage, paying little attention to those behind them. I shook my head, anxious to get home to see my loved ones. I wanted to yell at these clowns to get their act together. But I didn’t. With everyone finally seated, now long past the scheduled take-off time, we still sat. Just then, the attendant announced a further delay. People let out a collective groan. She said, “We are holding the aircraft for some very special people who are on their way to the plane, thus the delayâ€?. Why special treatment for ‘these’ folks? Who were they? Some celebrity or sports figure? Let’s just get them on and get going, I fumed. She came back on to say in a loud and excited voice that we were being joined by several U.S. Marines returning home after long tours in Iraq!! The mood changed. As they entered, the entire plane erupted into applause. The men seemed taken by surprise at 340 people cheering for them as they searched for their seats. They were having their hands shook and touched by almost everyone who was within an arm’s length of them as they passed down the aisle. One elderly woman kissed the hand of one as he passed by her. The applause, whistles and cheering continued for a long time. When we were finally airborne, I imagine all of us rethought the importance of us getting home, to ‘my’ easy chair, cold beverage and TV remote. These men had sacrificed for all of us and I had been complaining about ‘me’ and ‘my’ issues. I take for granted the everyday freedoms I enjoy in our American way of life, seldom considering the price others had paid for my freedom to moan and complain about a few minutes delay to ‘me’ while these Heroes were going home to their loved ones. Getting my ‘act’ together I suggested to the attendant that she request everyone to remain in our seats allowing our heroes to gather their things and be first off the plane. The cheers and applause continued until the last Marine stepped off and we all rose to go about our too often taken-for-granted everyday freedoms. I felt proud of them and I felt it an honor and a privilege to be among the first to welcome them home and say, ‘Thank you for a job well done! Perhaps America will be ‘proud’ again when we do what we can to help others see things She can be ‘Proud’ of and honor those who contribute to keep her worthy of such. (Bob)

Estes Valley Conservatives Host Jeff Jensen

Come one, come all, to the next Estes Valley Conservatives meeting on Saturday, July 20th at 2:00 p.m. Special guest Jeff Jensen will speak at the event, along with updates on local issues. Jeff Jensen is running for Larimer

County Commissioner, a vital position for residents of Estes Park. A county commissioner approves budgets, does long term strategic planning, approves comprehensive plans, master plans and land use codes, and sets policy for the organization. Jeff has lived in Larimer County since 1974, and a graduate of Larimer County Vo-Tech, CSU and the Leadership Program of the Rockies. He has built both service and retail businesses for 35 years and understands how regulations can create obstacles. Check out his website at for more information. The meeting is at 1751 North Lake Ave., Unit 101, Saturday, July 20th at 2:00 pm. Contact if you have any questions.

Invitation: Burning Issues Program At The "Y": Free Of Charge

For you who are interested in current worldwide geopolitical affairs, please join us in exploring: "Taxes, tariffs, and trade wars; How our Economy is Changing." "Two sides of the coin: The Russians' Point of View" "Report from Europe: Brexit, NATO, and the European Union" "What Will Be the Supreme Court's New Normal?" "Hot Spots around the world." The public - "Y" campers, Estes Park residents, and visitors to RMNP and our Estes Valley all are invited to the 44th Annual Robert M. Lawrence Burning Issues Lecture Series for 2019, conducted at the "Y," free of charge. The presentations will be every Monday at 7:30 p.m., now through August 19, in the Hempel Auditorium. This week, 7/22/19 will be: "Taxes, tariffs, and trade wars; How our Economy is Changing." John Olienyk earned his Ph.D. in Economics from Colorado State University where he became Asso-

ciate Dean in the College of Business after working as a stock broker. The focus of his presentation will be upon the many changes which are impacting the U.S. economy since the 2016 election. Directions: In Estes Park US 36 becomes Elkhorn St. Follow "US 36" and "RMNP" signs to Moraine Ave and turn left. In two miles, cross the intersection at Mary's Lake Rd., move to the left lane for 1/4 mi. County "66", plus "YMCA" signs take you left onto Tunnel Rd./66. (US 36 continues west into Rocky Mountain National Park.) In 2.5 mi the YMCA entrance is on the right. From Tunnel Rd./66 to the "Y campus" is Association Drive. At the 2nd stop sign turn right into the parking lot and find a spot. The building on that right corner is Hempel Auditorium. The sign on Hempel faces Association Dr. and is not prominently visible - dark green lettering on the dark brown wall is partially obscured by evergreen trees. Please join us.

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Gypsy Jazz In Estes Park August 4th

Gonzalo Bergara and the Aaron Walker quartet reunite for a musical tour of the world~French, Argentine, American, Brazilian for an evening of stellar entertainment you don’t want to miss. Laura Iyengar will join them to add her beautiful vocal stylings to jazz standards. The concert is free due to the generous contributions of sponsors. These fine people are dedicated to bringing quality music to our town & we all reap the wonderful benefits. Thank them by keeping it local! Recently, Greg Miles & Erika Metzler (M&M Productions) asked Bergara some questions to whet our appetites for the upcoming show. Miles & Metzler: How did you begin your musical career? Who have been your biggest musical influences? Gonzalo Bergara: I got my first guitar when I was 11 years old, and it became a perfect realtionship from day one. I have a pretty obsessive personality and music pretty much opens a door to infinity, to an opportunity of learning a language that meets no end. I'm in love with music in general, but today what's most heard as my influences people would say Astor Piazzolla and Django Reinhardt M&M: What does your music tell the world about yourself? GB: That I’m probably from South America, that I'm sensitive, that I practice quite a bit, that I'm organized at least musically, the rest I haven't heard yet. M&M: Tell us about a musical experience that stands out in your career so far and how that has shaped what you do. GB: We have played the Django Reinhardt Festival in France now three times. Its today the most prestigious fest in the genre. They have called us the best thing that happened to Gypsy Jazz in the last 20 years. I don't take compliments well, but its good to go back and remember that one. M&M: If you could spend a day with any musician, past or present, who might that be & why? GB: Probably Beethoven, Astor Piazzolla, or even Hendrix. I admire their art tremendously and would like to know how they interacted as human beings.

M&M: You’ve traveled extensively. Have you ever been to Estes Park? What do you look forward to most & how can we make your short visit feel worthwhile? What can the audience expect for the August 4th concert at Performance Park? GB: I have been to Colorado several times, but never Estes Park. I hope some people come to the show, that would make me happy, since I am new to the area. I hope we can move the audience with our composition and introduce them to the fun & also some intellectuality in music found in Jazz. I think anybody that likes guitar, or ap-

preciates, or is even interested in music that is constantly pushing technical boundaries should try and make it. The concert is Sunday evening August 4th at 5 p.m. at Performance Park in Estes Park and is free to the public. Several food trucks will be on site. Roaming Rations-(Liesl with Maggie Treadway joining in to serve up delicious Argentinian fare); Heff ’s Cowboy Kitchen-have you tried their Red Trout taco? & Crepetopia (“Thick Accent/Thin Crepes”~absolutely delicious) will also be there. Vino Giu is currently taking or-

ders for beautiful cheese & meat Picnic Boxes for exquisite noshing and will be onsite for easy pick up (call them at 970591-2528 or stop in at Vino Giu to place your order). Apelles Moreles of CocoNilla Desserts will also be there, selling her delicious creations. Craft beer from Lumpy Ridge Brewing Co, Avant Garde Aleworks and Rock Cut Brewing will be available for purchase as well as yummy wine & whiskey from Snowy Peaks Winery and Elkins Distilling Co. Plan to dine & sip to wonderful music in a beautiful setting—arrive early to reserve your spot on the green!

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Wine & Chocolate At Vin Giù Pairing wine and chocolate makes for an enjoyable combination on the palate as well as a highlight for all your pleasure centers. The aromas of both, wine and chocolate, actually dance together in a beautiful harmony as you perfect the art of tasting every delectable flavor each has to offer. Wine and chocolate actually have very similar ways of expressing their own flavor, aromas, and texture which we will be exploring during this tasting. For instance, as you would move through the process of smelling, swirling, seeing and sipping your wine, chocolate is no different. There is actually an art to tasting chocolate. The tongue is said to have four zones: sour, salt, bitter, and sweet. We will be pairing two wines from our bottle list and Stella

Rosa Black with our infamous chocolate caramel torte cake. Add two hand crafted truffles from Robin Chocolates and Piece Love & Chocolate to experience the ultimate flavor combination. The idea is for your entire mouth to experience all the unique flavors of the pairing, both separately and together, no questions asked. After all, it is written that "Wine brings out the secrets of the soul and chocolate doesn't ask questions, it simply understands." Join us at Vino Giù for our 2nd Tuesday's Tasting: Wine & Chocolate pairing on July 23 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. They are located at 207 Park Lane, call 970-591-2528 to purchase tickets. Space is limited.

Join The Baldpate Inn On July 23rd, 24th and 25th To Celebrate Christmas In July! We invite you to be an official judge for your favorite Baldpate gingerbread house at the Christmas in July celebration. Teams of Baldpate staff will challenge their creativity and decorating expertise, with our annual holiday competition. Past winners have included renditions of our Baldpate main lodge, patriotic themed houses and even cartoon character settings all made with edible ingredients and lots of friendly rivalry. Also at the event, guests can get their

Christmas shopping done early. Baldpate ornaments, mugs, and books make great gifts! Sing along with your favorite Christmas music and enjoy our special Holiday Hot Buttered Rum & Peppermint Schnapps Hot Chocolate. If you order one of our specialty drinks, you can get our Baldpate mugs at a special holiday price! The Baldpate Inn is located at 4900 State Highway 7. Please call 970-586-KEYS (5397) for dining room reservations and more details.

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Great Pets Looking For New, Forever Homes!

Wyatt is about 10 years old and weighs eight pounds. He is friendly, social, playful and house trained. He is very sweet and loves people and other dogs. He will make a great companion. He is in foster care but you can call Dr. C's Animal Hospital of the Rockies at (970) 586-4703 to get an appointment to meet him. Rosie is a schnauzer mix. She is about 20 lbs. She is house trained and just finished raising her family. She hasn't been exposed to a lot and starts out shy, but with the right family, she should flourish beautifully. She is good with other dogs. She is currently living at Dr C's and you can call (970) 586-4703 to get an appointment to meet her. Cappy is about 10 years old and a long haired, orange tabby. He is a sweet and loving kitty that gets along with other cats, but should be an only kitty in his forever home. His dad was a famous actor in Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea and recently passed away. Cappy is currently living at the Pet Lodge at the Animal Medical Center on Manford Avenue, call 586-9282 to meet Cappy. Ollie is about one year old. He is quiet, gentle and affectionate. He is good with other cats and has lived with dogs. Ollie is in foster care. Squeak and Wizard are friends but would be fine adopted apart. Squeak is about a year old and enjoys cuddling with other kitties and is playful. Wizard is about two years old, snuggly and affectionate. They have grown up with other cats and small dogs. Please call Carolyn Fairbanks at 5865121 to meet Ollie, Squeak or Wizard. Make sure to “Like” and follow the Estes Park Pet Association Facebook page to see other animals that may not be pictured this week. All pets are offered through the Pet Association of Estes Park, a non-profit organization that works to find homes for stray and abandoned pets, control dog and cat populations by funding sterilization programs, educate members of the community, especially young people, about the humane treatment of animals and the responsibilities of pet ownership; and promote community involvement in the use of pets as therapeutic agents (e.g., in nursing homes). The Estes Park Pet Association 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, contact Carolyn Fairbanks, President of the Pet Association at (970) 5865121.

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First Boreal Owl Nest In Rocky Mountain National Park Story and photos by: Scott Rashid, Director of CARRI

There is a small owl that has been thought to nest within the boundaries of Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) but, until a few months ago, no one had ever located a nest of the species there. This elusive creature is the Boreal Owl. The Boreal Owl is a small cavity nesting species that, before 1979, was not even known to nest in Colorado. After a juvenile Boreal Owl was found hit by a

car, along the highway at Cameron Pass; two biologists from CSU, began searching for the owls. They found the first nesting Boreal Owls within the forests along Cameron Pass in 1979. I was privileged to work with one of these re-

searchers in the early 1990s as he was continuing his study. After seeing my first Boreal Owl at Cameron Pass one evening, I decided to look for them within RMNP, as the two areas have similar habitat. I soon found Boreal Owls there. Since then, members of the Colorado Avian Research and Rehabilitation Institute, (CARRI) have been searching and finding the owls within RMNP. However, until a few months ago, a nesting pair of Boreal Owls had not

she appears, he shows her the nest he likes. If she likes it too, she will remain within it and begin laying eggs. Incubation lasts about a month and the owlets remain within the cavity with the female for about a month, before the owlets fledge and move throughout the forest calling for their parents to feed them. Most of the activity witnessed, occurred after dark, as the Boreal Owls area nocturnal species. While monitoring the active nest, we

species of birds and animals that were brought to the nest included deer mice, red-backed voles, montane voles, and northern pocket gophers. The bird species brought in included, American Robins, White-crowned Sparrows, and Yellow-rumped Warblers. The owls nested in an old Northern Flicker cavity and fledged two young. The first owlet fledged on July 2nd just after 9:00 p.m. and the other the following day.

been found there. Like other small owls; the Boreal Owl is a cavity nesting species that prefers to feed upon small birds and animals. The adult male Boreal Owl locates a nest cavity and solicits a female. When

were able to document courtship activities, food deliveries and the fledging of the owlets. The male owl brought several species of birds and animals to the female who then fed the owlets within the nest. The

If you would like to learn more about this and other species of owls found in Colorado, or donate to help with our research, you can do so at

Send A Teacher to School Beginning in the 1920s, the Business School at Harvard University created the Harvard Case Study Method that would eventually make them a leader in experiential learning. In 2017, David Moss, a Harvard professor, applied that system to American History, creating 22 case studies of monumental civic decisions, which delve into the pros and cons of the framing of the Constitution (1791), the struggle over public education (1851), and, more recently, the Equal Rights Amendment (1982), and Citizen’s United (2010). Immersing students in real life questions, and in the culture of the times that embraced these controversies, gives them a better understanding of the challenges facing our national development, then and now. Today, the Harvard Case Method Project offers, to high school teachers of history, civics, and government, an opportunity to study at Harvard. However, the project does require interested educators

to write an essay for the evaluation process and the teacher must use the knowledge obtained in his or her classroom and in the community at large. After completing a pilot project in 2017, the League of Women Voters of Greenwich, CT went one step further. Enlisting local Leagues across the nation to find outstanding teachers interested in attending a 2 ½ day workshop with the author of the curriculum. In an effort to remove all monetary considerations from application and selection, all expenses incurred would be covered. The project offers free tuition, curriculum, housing, and meals. The Estes Park Education Foundation will provide the airline ticket, making this an ideal opportunity to send a teacher to school. The project required the sponsoring local League (LWV of Estes Park) to assemble a coalition to choose a teacher, then submit that nominee to the project

for approval. Jim Pickering, Bob Dickeson, Frank Lancaster, Jeff Arnold, and Bonnie Seals represent a diverse cross section of our Estes Valley community, representing history, economics, volunteerism, applied government, education, business, non-profit activity, and, of course, League. Our nominee is Marsha Weaver and she has been accepted into the program. Mrs. Weaver teaches Civics and AP Human Geography for Estes Park High School. She also coordinates the High School activity for our Junior Election program which allows students K-12 to “practice vote” in all elections and hosts face to face opportunities with governmental officials. In addition, she is the instructor for the Youth in Action program, which, through the Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center, guides students through the intricacies of the charitable segment of our society, including placing teens on nonprofit boards.

The exercise in applying the Harvard Case Method to American history is an ideal “fit” for our local schools. The new Estes curriculum incorporates increased experiential learning opening new avenues of education for our students. During the 2017-2018 school year, community members engaged in Neighborhood Learning Conversations to determine what we really want our students to learn. Along with the necessary methodology for reading, writing, speaking, research, and computer literacy (plus math and finance) we decided that multiple forms of technology should be offered by the curriculum. And we determined seven global outcomes vital to success in the 21st Century. At least four of these goals, Communication, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, Creativity, and Collaboration, are among the benefits of pursuing case studies in the classroom.

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Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Provides Support Our Local Wildlife and Needs Your Support If you live in Estes Park, you most likely encounter some type of wildlife every day. Part of the allure of living in Estes is that is home to so many animal species. Most people who see an animal that needs help will call Colorado Parks & Wildlife or Estes Park Police Department. And, many times, it is because the

ter along the Front Range. While Greenwood is not licensed to treat large wildlife like elk, deer, and bears, they are licensed to treat birds, including waterfowl, and smaller mammals including coyotes, all types of squirrels, raccoons, and foxes, as well as other small mammals. Each year,

the animals that are brought to the facility to receive care. “Many people think we receive funding from the state, but we do not,” said Linda Tyler, Executive Director of Greenwood. “Greenwood depends on financial support from the public through fundraising events and donations.”

animal is a large one, like an elk, and trying to approach it can result in an injury. However, there are situations in which concerned citizens can rescue wildlife and take it to a licensed wildlife rehabilitation facility. If you encounter a bird or small mammal that needs help, and you can safely catch it and contain it, help is just 25 miles away. Founded in 1982, Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, located just outside Lyons, is a non-profit organization that is devoted to caring for orphaned, injured, and sick wildlife, and is the largest wildlife rehabilitation cen-

Greenwood treats approximately 3,600 mammals and birds, representing 200 different wildlife species. Up until 2015, Greenwood primarily took in birds and mammals from Boulder and Larimer counties, but due to closures of other rehabilitation centers north and south of Greenwood, they have expanded the area from which they will take animals, creating a larger demand on the nonprofit’s resources . You can help, and have fun while helping! Every year, Greenwood holds its annual fundraiser, Wild Night, in Boulder that raises needed funds to take care of

Greenwood invites the residents of Estes Park to enjoy an evening of fun and fundraising at Wild Night on Friday, September 20, 5:15 to 9:15 p.m. Tickets are $85 each, and the proceeds will benefit orphaned and injured wildlife. Wild Night takes place at the UCAR Event Center, 3080 Center Green Dr., Boulder. The price of the ticket includes appetizers, an open bar with wine and beer, a buffet dinner, and the ability to bid in silent and live auctions. Please visit and click on the News and Events tab at the top of the page, and then, click on Wild Night for Wildlife to register. If you can’t attend,

Greenwood would appreciate any donation you can make toward the care of these animals. If you do find a wild animal that appears to need help, please consult appropriate information before trying to rescue it. “The first step people should take when they believe they have found injured, sick, or orphaned wildlife is to determine if they really need rescuing by visiting Greenwood’s website or calling the Greenwood staff,” said Tyler. “If an animal does need help, our staff can help guide the rescuer in safely containing it so the animal can be taken to Greenwood or another wildlife rehabilitator to receive the care it needs.” Greenwood does not provide rescue services and is not licensed to care for bats, skunks, reptiles, mammals larger than coyotes, or birds of prey. However, the staff can advise the public on situations with these other animals, and provide phone numbers of other rehabilitators in Colorado who treat wild animals that Greenwood does not. The staff can be reached at 303-823-8455 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., seven days a week. After hours, the voicemail recording will give callers information about where to take animals outside usual business hours along with other helpful information.

Dances Of Universal Peace July 20 This Saturday, July 20th all are welcome to attend the Dances of Universal Peace at 2 o’clock at the Estes Park Yoga Center located below a restaurant and above several busy shops at 145 E. Elkhorn, #200 on the second floor. There is an elevator if needed. You may ask, “Why should I subject myself to busy traffic and a search for the elusive parking space, when I have a thousand other things on my “to do” list?” A possible answer is to find moments of peace, tranquility and connection amidst chaos and offer that peace out to all sentient beings. We would love to see you there to welcome Britt Ripley, from Longmont, our guest leader. Britt discovered the Dances of Universal Peace (DUP) sev-

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enteen years ago in Fort Collins and found an immediate sense of belonging and connection that has grown deeper each year. In 2004, he began his dance leadership trading at his first dance retreat in the beautiful country of Peru. Britt moved to Longmont in 2007 where he lives with his beloved wife, Laura, and co-led the local DUP circle for ten years. Britt and Laura have sung classical to contemporary music for May years and now sing with the Boulder based Seinto Baroque Ensemble. Britt has been a guitarist for over forty-five years and is a composer or finger style meditative guitars music. He is also an accomplished fine art photographer. The Dances of Universal Peace offer an open and welcoming opportunity to experience simple circle dances and songs that honor traditions and cultures from around the world. Our goal is to share these dances in community and to promote unity and peace. After the dances, you are invited to come join us for dinner down the block and just around the corner. Call Linda Bensey at 970-214-7719 for additional information.

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Business Owners: You Need Your Own Retirement Plan As a business owner, you can’t afford to ignore your competition. You can’t afford to miss out on the trends affecting your industry. You can’t afford to alienate customers. And here’s one more item to add to the list: You can’t afford not to create a retirement plan for yourself. Of course, you might think that, one day, you’ll simply sell your business and live off the proceeds. But selling a business isn’t always simple, and there’s no guarantee you’ll receive enough to pay for a comfortable retirement – which is why you should strongly consider creating a retirement plan now. Here are some of the most widely used plans: • SEP-IRA: You can contribute up to 25 percent of your compensation — as much as $56,000 in 2019 — to a SEPIRA. Your contributions are tax deductible and your earnings grow tax-deferred until withdrawn. This plan offers you significant flexibility in making contributions for yourself and your employees. Plus, as an employer, you can generally deduct, as business expenses, any contributions you make on behalf of your plan participants. • SIMPLE IRA: In 2019, you can put in up to $13,000 — or $16,000 if you’re 50 or older — to a SIMPLE IRA. As is the case with the SEP-IRA, your earnings grow tax deferred. You can match your employees’ contributions dollar for dollar, up to 3 percent of compensation. If you work for yourself, you can combine employee and employer contributions, so if you use the 3 percent matching rule, and you earn enough to fully match employee contributions, you can put in up to $26,000 per year (or $32,000 if you’re 50 or older). Alternatively, you could contribute two percent of each eli-

gible employee’s compensation each year, up to a maximum of $5,600, regardless of whether the employee contributes. Contributions to your employees are tax deductible. • “Owner-only” 401(k) plan: If you have no employees other than your spouse, you can establish an “owneronly” 401(k) plan, which functions similarly to a 401(k) plan offered by a large employer. Between salary deferral and profit sharing, you can contribute up to $56,000, in pre-tax dollars, to your owner-only 401(k), or $62,000 if you’re 50 or older. Like a SEP-IRA and SIMPLE IRA, a 401(k) provides the potential to accumulate tax-deferred earnings. However, you could choose to open a Roth 401(k), which can be funded with after-tax dollars. With a Roth 401(k), your earnings can grow tax-free, provided you’ve had your account at least five years and you don’t start taking withdrawals until you’re at least 59-1/2. Which plan is right for you? The answer depends on several factors, such as whether you have any employees and how much money you can contribute each year. But all the plans mentioned above are generally easy to establish, and the administrative costs are usually minimal. Most important, any one of them can help you build some of the resources you’ll need to enjoy the retirement lifestyle you’ve envisioned. To select an appropriate plan, you may want to consult with your tax and financial advisors. In any case, don’t wait too long. Time goes by quickly, and when you reach that day when you’re a “former” business owner, you’ll want to be prepared. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisors.

Partners Mentoring Youth Thanks Sponsors

Partners Mentoring Youth would like to thank our first three Mission Partner Sponsors for 2019: • Bank of Colorado • Bank of Estes Park • Estes Park Mountain Shop We are actively seeking more Mission Partner Sponsors! Mission Partners are companies/busi-

nesses seeking deeper community involvement while directly supporting Partners' vision of enriching lives and building community through youth mentoring. This is a year round sponsorship opportunity that is tied to our mission. Community support and corporate sponsorship help us cover our costs as we do not charge our families for the mentoring services. It costs us $1,500 to serve one youth in the program for one year, which is a worthwhile investment when considering the many benefits the program brings to local youth. If you would like more information about how to become a Mission Partner please contact Partners at (970) 5779348 or email

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Veterans Receive Quilts Of Valor

For a second consecutive year, the Estes Valley Quilt Guild awarded Quilts of Valor to five mili-

           July 22 - July 26 Monday, July 22 Scrambled eggs (2) w/ Pork Chop, hash browns & fruit Tuesday, July 23 Meatloaf w/ mashed potatoes, gravy & vegetables Wednesday, July 24 Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich topped w/ Swiss cheese & mushrooms w/ 3-bean salad Thursday, July 25 Spaghetti w/ Meatballs, garlic bread & side salad Friday, July 26 Tilapia w/ Homemade Chips & clam chowder soup

July 29 - August 2 Monday, July 29 BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich w/ homemade chips & coleslaw Tuesday, July 30 Monte Cristo Sandwich w/ tomato salad Wednesday, July 31 Breakfast Burrito w/ green chili on the side Thursday, Aug 1 Chicken Alfredo w/ garlic bread & side salad Friday, Aug 2 Fish & Homemade Chips w/ clam chowder soup All noon meals are $5 for current EP Senior Citizens Center members and are by reservation only. Reservations must be made by 1:00 PM at least one business day in advance. Note, if you want to reserve a meal for Monday, July 22nd, you need to call before 1:00 PM on Friday, July 19th. For reservations call 970-581-2195 (Monday – Friday 9:00 am - 1:30 pm). Prepaid meal tickets and membership forms are available at the Estes Park Senior Citizens Center at our NEW location 1760 Olympian Lane. Eat at the Senior Citizens Center or take Meals to Go! Regular hours of operation 9:00 am -- 1:30 pm Monday thru Friday. Join or renew membership for 2019! Check out our website: TriFit, Balance, Mah Jongg, Tai Chi, crafts, games, and other activities. NEW dedicated location and space !

tary veterans. The main presentation was made during the Village Band Concert on the evening of the Fourth of July. The veterans receiving their quilt of valor this year were: Sargent R. James Giguere, U.S. Army Air Corp. 1943-1945 Jim served in Northern Europe during WWII in the 8th Army Air Force, a combat force engaging in strategic bombings and air-to-air fight combat in Northern Europe. He flew 26 missions as a ball turret gunner in a B-17. Staff Sargent Daniel Starecevich U. S. Army 1978-1986 Dan served in Special Forces and as a Green Beret. He was deployed several times in Central and South America as well as in the Middle East. Sargent Specialist-V Edward Hayek, U.S. Army 19661968 Ed served in Viet Nam and saw active duty as an Infantry Operation & Intelli-

gence Specialist. Lieutenant Colonel George Crislip, MD, retired U. S. Air Force 1962-1968, 1992-1996 George served 1962-68 in the Navy as a medical student and officer, participating regularly in Air Evac missions in Viet Nam. After being in private medical practice for 22 years, he joined the Air Force and served as head of Family Practice at Warren Air Force Base during the Iraq Conflict. Upon retirement he moved to Estes Park where he was instrumental in forming the Salud Clinic, serving as their first volunteer physician. The recipient of the fifth Quilt

of Valor preferred to remain anonymous and received his quilt in a private ceremony. The Mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor. Since its inception in 2003, over 222,000 quilts have been awarded to deserving men and women across all 50 sates and in many foreign countries. Over 30,000 of those quilts have been awarded in the last year alone. The Estes Valley Quilt Guild recently celebrated its 25th Anniversary. The Guild is proud to come together to make these quilts of valor and to award them to veterans as both a means of honoring their service to the United States, and to give back to our community.

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RMC Offers Class About Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria The Rocky Mountain Conservancy looks forward to hosting Laura Scott for her July 27th class, Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria: Resistance in Rocky. As humans are increasingly exposed to antibiotic-resistant infections, additional research is needed to answer questions about how these microbes develop in the environment and where they can be found. Participants will work together with Laura to collect and analyze soil and water samples from Rocky Mountain National Park to test for antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Since participants will be involved in the handling of potential BSL-2 pathogens, Laura will demonstrate proper field safety techniques and students will be responsible for abiding by the correct protocols in order to protect themselves and others during the class. The course will meet at the Field Institute (1895 Fall River Road) and after a brief lecture, participants will venture into the field to collect their samples and complete lab work at McGraw Ranch. Participants should prepare for moderate hiking of multiple miles with gains between 1,000 to 3,000 feet. Necessary materials for this

course include warm layers, hiking boots, water, and a sack lunch. Please contact the RMC Field Institute for a complete list of suggested supplies. Laura originally funded her research on antibiotic-resistant bacteria in Rocky Mountain National Park through the Rocky Mountain Conservancy’s Bailey Fellowship in the summer of 2018. She began her earlier education in the field when she received her B.S. degree in zoology from Oklahoma State University and went on to earn her Master of Science degree in epidemiology from Tulane University. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. degree in environmental health at Tulane University. Laura looks forward to working with class participants to discover more about antibiotic-resistant bacteria living in Rocky today. To register or learn more about this course, the Field Institute, or the other intriguing classes happening this summer at the Rocky Mountain Conservancy Field Institute, give us a call at (970) 586-3262 or visit us at

EVRPD to Perform Noxious Weed Control

Estes Valley Recreation and Park District (EVRPD) will be performing annual noxious weed control from July 22 to 26 along the Lake Estes Trail and in Wapiti Meadows, Cherokee Draw and Stanley Park. These selective herbicides, which are used in accordance with Colorado Department of Agriculture regulations, will be applied by Horizon Vegetation Management. The aim of the noxious weed program, which is an initiative by the State of Colorado as established in the Colorado Noxious Weed Act, is to control the growth and spread of non-native plants that aggressively push out native vegetation. This act requires all Colorado residents to control noxious weeds using integrated methods. “By controlling non-native plants at the community level, we can help reduce the spread of the seeds that lead to growth of the noxious plants throughout Colorado,” said John Feeney, Manager of Maintenance for Estes Valley Recreation and Park District. “The process is performed based on standards established

by the Colorado Department of Agriculture to ensure the safety of people, pets and wildlife.” Without proper management, these non-native plants can grow profusely, causing reduced agricultural productivity, erosion from wind and water across a changed landscape, and increased wildfire threat to communities. In addition, noxious weeds can threaten wildlife habitat and natural resources, and can create a negative recreational experience. Eradication and reduction of noxious weeds is done by preventing the introduction of new invasive species, eliminating species with isolated or limited populations, and containing and managing those invasive species that are well-established and widespread. Signage will be placed to notify trail users and recreationists which sections have been treated. For more information about the process or for any specific questions, please contact John Feeney at 970-5868170 or email him at

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Annie The Elk Dies At Age 30 Lee shown here with Annie and below, with Annie’s offspring.

We are sad to report that Lee and Molly Kemper’s resident elk Annie, passed away on July 7, 2019 at the ripe old age of 30. Annie has been showing her age the past few years and right before her passing, had gotten caught up in a fence, and Lee had been trying to nurse her back to health. Sadly, she was too old and injured for that to happen and she was humanely put down last week, to get her out of her pain. Lee and Molly are extremely saddened and Lee is busy building a special cemetery for Annie. They are hoping to get a plaque made with her photo and story on it, and hopefully have it displayed somewhere in town, in Annie’s honor/memory. After Annie’s passing, Lee and Molly decided that Annie’s granddaughters, June and Destiny, two cows who had also been living on the Kemper’s ranch, should be set free. According the Lee, June and Destiny, ages 16 and 17, have seemed distressed since Annie’s passing. Lee opened the gates to the corral last week and set them free. Lee stated that they initially left the property but came back a few times to visit, or maybe to say “good-bye” one last time. June and Destiny were recently seen joining a nearby herd and are now off on their own. “It’s as it should be” said Lee. Rest in peace, Annie. You were loved by many. For those who are unfamiliar with Annie’s story, here it is, from the Estes Park NEWS, Friday, August 20, 2004 edition By: Kris Hazelton Lee and Molly Kemper are local animal lovers who have a couple of unusual residents in the corral at their llama ranch, they are two cow elk, named Annie and Hannah. Annie's story is an amazing one of survival and love. Lee met Annie when she was only five days old. For some reason, this little calf had gotten separated from her mother and was lost and alone. A passer-by saw the little baby in a field surrounded by coyotes, hoping to make the baby elk their next meal. The good

Samaritan was able to get the coyotes away from her and he brought the little spotted calf to Lee & Annie Dr. Dill, local veterinarian, for treatment. Dr. Dill administered treatment on the young elk and then set out to find someone who could feed and care for this orphaned baby. Rick Dill knew of Lee and Molly's love for animals and asked Lee if he would take care of the abandoned baby. Lee of course, said he would and he named the baby, Annie. According to Lee, "When I saw Annie, it was love at first sight! I knew I would do whatever I had to do to save this adorable little baby." Like any young baby, Lee had to feed Annie at all hours of the day and night. He fed her bottles of goat's milk five times per day and throughout the night. Annie bonded with Lee, and saw him as her "mother." She would follow Lee wherever he went and when she tired, Lee would carry her on his shoulders and she would ride along happily with him. He tied a colorful bandanna around her neck and the pair were quite the sight to see, quickly becoming inseparable friends. Annie had a big appetite and needed fed often. A local dairy donated milk for Lee to feed to little Annie and she drank gallons and gallons of milk. Day by day, Annie grew and grew. During the time Lee was nursing Annie back to health, he also was taking care of two baby raccoons, and two mule deer fawns that had been orphaned as well. The five animals became

great friends, interacting in most unusual ways. Lee stated, "Our house was so busy, we were always feeding one animal, and another was always hungry, waiting to be fed. I couldn't have breakfast without one of them wanting some of my peaches and cream. It was quite unique. The animals would play with my shoes and pull each others tails, the mule deer fawns slept in the dog bed and then they would all end up snuggling to-

gether. It was hilarious!" Then, one day, Annie suddenly became very ill, she didn't want to eat at all and began to lose weight. Her health situation quickly became grave. Lee had Dr. Dill come out to the ranch and he diagnosed her with an eating disorder. She could no longer walk around and had become extremely weak. He explained to Lee that her organs had begun to shut down. Dr. Dill told Lee the outlook did not look good for Annie and thought she should be put down. Shocked and extremely saddened, Lee took off Annie's bandanna and set it on the counter, thinking this would serve as a remembrance of his little elk friend. The thought of her not being around anymore made Lee very, very sad. Annie was also upset at having "her" bandanna removed so she gathered all of her strength, stood up and walked over to the counter to get her bandanna back! Lee thought that was a sign that she was a survivor and he told Dr. Dill, "I've gotta save her, let's do whatever we can." They started her on IV fluids and medicine to hopefully bring her back. After administering treatment, Dr. Dill said, "We've done all we can do, now we just

have to wait and see." Lee stood watch over little Annie for hours and hours, waiting and wondering if his little friend would live. Lee's wife Molly relieved him of his watch and at midnight, Annie suddenly stood up and began to act like herself again. Molly excitedly reported to a tired and distraught Lee, "Annie is up!" From that day on, Annie and Lee were once again inseparable friends. Lee, who claims elk are quite the intelligent animals, taught Annie tricks such as giving kisses, she comes when she is called and she can shake "hands, shake her back leg and she can even sit up! Her favorite reward for her tricks are Mike and Ike candies. As Annie spent her days at the llama farm, she would gaze at the elk who would frequent the Kemper's yard. But being so human habituated, there was no way Annie could be safely released into the wild once again. Then, one day, according to Lee, "This one bull elk, a real beauty, fell in love with Annie and hung around the enclosure all the time. Somehow, either the bull got in or Annie got out and Annie ended up pregnant and she gave birth to a baby two years ago. The new baby was named, Hannah. When Hannah was born, a resident llama at the Kemper ranch, Iryieman, took charge of her and claimed Hannah as his own. He watched over Hannah from her first moments on earth, he was even known to lay down with the young elk and keep her warm

while Annie grazed. Iryieman was a better mama than Annie was. He came up with his own way to communicate with both Annie and Hannah, altering his usual llama humming noise, to a sound like an elk call. The story of Annie and Hannah is a very unique one indeed. Normally, she would have been returned to the wild and been able to join a herd, but their herd is Lee and Molly. The two elk have bonded so very deeply with Lee and Molly and due to their dependence on them and being so used to humans, it would far too dangerous for Annie or Hannah to return to the wild. It is a fact that anyone who possess an elk is subject to a steep fine, yet the CDOW has realized this special case and has made an exception. It is truly a special love story.

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Vicky Holler Broker Assoc.

NEW LISTING ONE LEVEL LIVING mtn paradise on 10 acres w/ views from every rm. Open concept floor plan w/ soaring ceiling, Stone fireplace, sprawling entertainment spaces. 4 bdrm/4 bath, 2 offices. Master is a private wing overlooking property w/ fireplace & deck.

AT THE BASE OF GIANT TRACK MOUNTAIN, near ANT TRACK Marys Lake, with gorgeous views of Lumpy Ridge, sits a .42 acre lot, It’s a great place to build with gentle, sloping, terrain – good for easy-building. Great price.

COZY, CUTE AND AFFORDABLE CABIN, recent updates with mountain rustic decor, nothing to do but enjoy this year round home and minutes to Estes Park.

NESTLED IN THE PINES & ASPENS, is this 3 bedrm home on rare 2.25 acres w/ stream, offering serene mtn living, Spacious floor plan w/ vaulted ceiling, hardwood floors, that is open and bright. Updated kitchen, 2 decks, garage + storage building.

THIS 3 BEDRM HOME has everything you are looking for! Spectacular views of The Continental Divide abound. The Great room offers vaulted beam ceiling & wood floors leading into kitchen/dining w/fireplace, master suite & wonderful outdoor living areas.

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SECLUDED, QUIET, PRIVATE, yet just minutes to downtown. 4-bed, 3-bath home has been lovingly well-maintained. Gorgeous kitchen has quartz counters, birch cabinets. Updates include: fresh exterior paint, 3-year old roof, Anderson windows, much more!

Highly desirable home in Black Canyon Hills. Outstanding views, moss fireplace, master loft bedroom, walls of windows, high ceilings, wraparound deck, oversized garage & more make this mountain home a place you will never want to leave.

LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE in this gorgeous modern mtn retreat. Main-floor living at its finest: ample space & majestic views, open floor plan featuring vaulted ceilings, large master suite w/ luxurious soaking tub. Space for relaxing & entertaining.

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SSOARING CEILINGS & FINE FINISHES are just a start of what this gorgeous home offers. Included adjoining lot can never be developed; private sanctuary feeling stays forever. Meticulously updated & well-maintained home will make your dreams come true.

ONE LEVEL 2 BED, 2 BATH duplex condo w/fireplace, office or den, garage and snow-capped mountains view. Well constructed and maintained with a good HOA. In floor radiant heat. Very convenient to downtown and grocery shopping.

GREAT CONDO WITH RIVER VIEWS, west of downtown, ideal income rental property-as it is now or a mountain/fishing retreat.1bdrm/1bath, end unit with kitchen & bath remodeled. Wood stove & private deck. VR license transfers to Buyer

WHY BUY A 2ND HOME you’ll use only a few weeks a year? There is a variety of flexible timeshares at Rams Horn Resort. Awarded Gold Crown Distinction so you’ll always have a wonderful experience on your Rocky Mountain getaway to Estes Park.

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eautiful mountain moun OU CAN’T CCAN’T BEAT AAT THIS PRICE! Beautiful YYOU property, 5.5 acres, well maintained 2 bedroom, 2 bath manufactured house with attached heated shop. Incredible views of the mountains & privacy. Perfect year round living or your mountain retreat.

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-bedroom home THE ONE YOU'VE WAITED FOR! 5-bedroom in serene mountain setting, with mountain views that will take your breath away! Great room, Family rooms, office and lower level set up for extended family with a living area, kitchenette, bedroom and bath.

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$199,900 2385 US Highway 34 Drake

$554,500 397 Tahosa Park North Rd.

$569,000 2837 Eagle Cliff Lane

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STAND-ALONE CONDO; 2 bed/2 bath. Great Rm STAND-A Design, cath. ceilings, FP, ceiling fan, wood floors. Includes furnishings: refrig, micro, Smart TV, BBQ & mattresses new 2018. Mtn view from all windows + Cont. Divide from lg deck. Near Lk Estes for fishing, boating, hiking.

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years. Consisting of singer/songwriters Gary Reeves and Jack Overly on acoustic guitars and vocals and Dimitri Galcovski on violin the group is known for it's variety of folk songs, standard selections and original compositions. Their Great Blue music spans various eras and includes music from such well known performers as at coffeehouses and festivals as a duo, The Kingston Trio, Woodie Guthrie, Bob and also as members of the Hudson Dylan, Peter Paul and Mary, Pete Seeger, River Sloop Singers and the Walkabout Chorus. Audiences can count on being and many others. Some of the songs to be performed and touched by their carefully prepared harmonies and the powerful lyrics they use sung along with during this program and the legends who made them famous to grace them with. Listeners often comment about the beauty of Shirl’s voice. are: Pete Seeger, "Where Have All The Their ever-increasing number of comFlowers Gone," "If I Had A Hammer," Bob Dylan, "Blowin' In The Wind," Peter pelling and original home-spun tunes are complemented by those of Kate Wolf, Paul and Mary, "Puff The Magic Utah Philips, Pete Seeger, well-known Dragon," "Five Hundred Miles," Randy Sparks and The New Christy Minstrals, folk anthems, old songs, and songs echo"Today" and "Green Green," Bill Staines, ing a clear environmental message. These two kindred spirits have spent "Roseville Fair," Tom Paxton, "I Can't Help But Wonder," John Denver, "Leavin' many years perfecting their musical performances among other musicians On A Jet Plane," and a dozen more. Shirl Lawrence and Steve Kaplan, a/k/a they’ve worked with or opened for. They include Pete Seeger, Kim and Reggie Great Blue, have been singing together for more than three decades in the Hud- Harris, Joe Crookston, David Amram, son River Valley. They are now based in Odetta, Guy Davis, Eric Weissberg Tony the Rockies of Northern Colorado. Their Bird, Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon, and beautifully crafted music has been heard Sy Kahn.

The Cultural Arts Council Presents Two Great Folk Concerts The Cultural Arts Council presents two concerts at Performance Park on July 24 and 25, 2019. On Wednesday, July 24 enjoy a “Tribute to Folk Music Legends IV with Elk Hollow. On Thursday, July 25 explore more great folk music with Great Blue. All concerts start at 7 p.m. at Performance Park, 435 West Elkhorn Ave. These concerts are brought to you by the Cultural Arts Council with help from the sponsorship of Coldwell Banker: Estes Village Properties. "Tribute to Folk Music Legends VI" presented by Elk Hollow The radical folk singing movement started in the 1920s and by the 1930s

was associated with reform social movements which carried on through the 40s, 50s, and 60s. Some key figures in this early period were Woodie Guthrie, Lead Belly, and Pete Seeger. Pete Seeger co-founded a quartet, The Weavers in 1948 and did more than any others in it's day to bring folk music to widespread mainstream audiences. Thus began what is known today as the "Folk Music Revival." In this program Elk Hollow plans to highlight music written/and or performed by some of the folk artists of that era. Elk Hollow has been performing in the Estes Park community for over twenty

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• 2 Bed, 2 Bath, 1188 Sq Ft • Fully Furnished, Short Term Rental • Professionally Decorated

• 10,803 sq ft, Commercial Building • 5 Bays, Lifts Included • .54 acres, Many Possibilities

• 4 Bed, 4 Bath, 4284 sq ft • Gourmet Kitchen, Gorgeous Views • Borders MacGregor Ranch, Beautiful Setting

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1942 Jacob Rd $1,050,000

• 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 1056 sq ft • Open Floor Plan, End Unit Condo • Sunroom/Office, Close to Golf Course

• 5 Bed, 5 Bath, 3971 sq ft • Main Level Living, 2 Master Suites • 3 Car Garage, .83 Acres

• 2 Bedroom, 3 Bath 2118 sq ft • Gated community, Great Views • 19 Acres, Heated 3 car Garage

• Beautiful Victorian condo in wooded nook • Spacious 3 Bed, 3 Bath, 2154 SQ FT • Seller will pay 6 mo. HOA Dues

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1200 Graves Ave. 970-586-5324

909 Whispering Pines Dr $604,000 • 2676 sqft home with great views. • 4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom • In-law suite with kitchenette

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1421 Sunny Mead Lane $1,175,000 • Rare Lg Home Rental Permit for 16 Guests! • 7 Bed, 5 Bath, 5,590 sq. ft. • Mtn. Views, Outdoor Living w/ Deck, Stone Fire Pit • Income Property or Luxurious New Home!

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Open House Sat, 7/20 1-3PM

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• 3 bedrooms, 1 bath • .92 acres • Amazing Views

•3 Bdrm, 2.5 Bath, 1,458 SqFt •Living room w/wood burning fireplace • Short walk to downtown • 1 Car Garage

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Christmas In July At Allenspark Community Church Imagine celebrating the story, music, and tastes of Christmas in a log church in the Rocky Mountains. Now imagine all of that without blowing snow and wind, freezing cold temperatures, scarves, hats, and gloves. What’s left? Christmas in July at the Allenspark Community Church. One of the long- standing traditions of

this wonderful church, located in the heart of Allenspark, is the opportunity to celebrate the music and message of Christmas in the midst of the warmth and beauty of summertime in Colorado. Christmas in July 2019 will be performed Friday night, July 25th at 7:00 p.m. and also Sunday, July 28th at both Sunday services: 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. The church is decorated with greenery and lights in a way that brings you right into the feeling of Christmas in the mountains. This community and church choir is presenting “Christmas Dreams”

a Christmas cantata. (There is still room for anyone wishing to sing with us!) Following this one- hour presentation there will Christmas cookies, hot chocolate, tea and coffee for all. This is a free event and a gift to the community by the Allenspark Community Church. The church is a log structure built in 1922, adorned with beautiful stained glass windows picturing the wild flowers of the mountains, and remains an active and well attended year round church. You can learn more about the church at Maybe Christmas in July is just what you and your family needs to complete this summer’s trip to the Rocky Mountains. The church is located 15 miles south of Estes Park on the Peak to Peak Highway, Route 7. Turn right into Allenspark and the church is across the street from the Post Office. For more information call Pastor Jeff Blevins 303747-2821. If you wish to sing with usContact Karolee McLaughlin 303-7470814 for more information. Maybe it is time for you to “come to the mountains” and celebrate Christmas in July.

Blues DoGS-Electrifying Colorado Audiences For Over 20 years th

July 20 7 p.m. The Blues DoGS are back for the third summer in a row at Performance Park! Estes music lovers can’t get enough of this energetic band. A mix of blues, rock, soul, and R&B tradition, Blues DoGS explodes tradition and gets you on your feet. Blues DoGS is a unique group of

Range for three decades. Concert-goers can’t help but have a good time as Blues DoGS’ joy of playing great music infects the crowd and gets them dancing and singing along. The show is filled with an entertaining and danceable mix of classics, with a Blues DoGS twist that highlights the talents of all band members.

OPEN HOUSE, Saturday, July 20th 1pm - 3pm 321 Big Horn Dr B-4

$374,900 • 3 bedroom - 2.5 bath - Over 1,450 Sq Ft • Lower Level Family Room w/Walkout to Patio • One Car Garage

• Close to Downtown • Upgrades to Kitchen and Bathrooms • Wood Burning Fireplace

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Nicely maintained 2 bedroom 1 bath condo in the peaceful complex known as Fall River Condos. Close to town for convenience but yet far away enough from the hustle and bustle of the crowds. Updated with new flooring, the open floor plan has a spacious eat-in kitchen, living room with gas log fireplace and walk out to deck where you will enjoy overlooking the private open space with abundant wildlife, mountain views and distant sound of Fall River. Shared laundry. Call Trisha for an appointment to view 509C Fall River Lane, offered for $259,000.


3 3BD/3BA offers highly desired main level living i w/ open floor plan. Spacious Master has nicely n appointed bath w/ walk in shower & huge h closet. Great room w/ FP, built ins & beamed, b vaulted ceilings. Enjoy picturesque mountain m & golf course views through floor t ceiling windows & from the patio. Loft ofto f fers extra living space. All that Estes has to o offer just outside your door:abundant w wildlife, miles of bike trails, downtown & RMNP! 1600 Wapiti #7, $565,500. Call Mike


Come see this comfortable 3 bedroom 2 bath home situated on .3 of an acre in Carriage Hills. Enjoy a beautiful view of Twin Sisters while relaxing in the living room enjoying a fire in the gas log fireplace. The kitchen has 18” tile flooring, an island with granite countertop and is open to the adjacent dining area with a walk-out to both a covered and uncovered patio area. A large laundry/office is located off the kitchen and has access to the two car garage. Beautifully cared for and move-in ready.


C Cabin on 1.79 acres is nestled in the trees and ssurrounded by amazing rock outcroppings that w will provide endless entertainment for the explore ers out there! 2 bedroom / 1 full bath, kitchen w with dining area, washer/dryer hook ups. Living rroom has walls of windows and beautiful stone fi fireplace. Enjoy snow capped mountain views ffrom the deck. Close to Estes Park & RMNP and e easy commute to Lyons & Longmont. Adjacent 1 1.38 acre lot also available for $85K. This is it...your perfect mountain getaway! 597 Meadowview Drive. $380,000 Call Mindy

scholars, doctors, lawyers, business owners, teachers, and laborers who all share a passion for music. The DoGS have shared the stage with many artists including: Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Wynonna Judd, George Throgood, and Glenn Kaiser, and have been rocking community events all along the Front

Join this six piece band with female vocalist for a rocking good time! Admission is free! Donations are accepted for our scholarship fund for two graduating seniors who plan to major in the arts. Lawn chairs/blankets are encouraged.

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1450 Prospect Mountain Drive Enjoy unsurpassed vistas of Rocky Mountain National Park & Continental Divide from this home on top of Prospect Mountain. Custom built, one owner. Secluded, treed setting, short walk to Prospect Mountain Trail for hiking. 3 bedroom, 3 baths Great room plus family room and 2 wrap around decks to enjoy! $598,000

2837 Eagle Cliff Lane This 3 bedrm home has everything you are looking for! Spectacular views of The Continental Divide abound. The Great room offers vaulted beam ceiling & wood floors leading into kitchen/dining w/fireplace, master suite & wonderful outdoor living areas. $569,000

Rocky Mountain 101 Speaker Series Lineup Announced Want to learn more about critters in Rocky Mountain National Park? Then you’ll want to make plans to attend the Rocky Mountain 101 Speaker series this summer at The Old Gallery in Allenspark. This is the fifth year of this speaker series, which is designed to educate and enhance the Rocky Mountain experience for area residents and visitors. Each features a 45-minute presentation by a speaker and a 15-minute Q&A opportunity. This year’s line-up is: • Sunday, July 21, 7 p.m.: Pikas, Rocks And Climate Change: A David and Goliath Story. Chris Ray, University of Colorado Boulder Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, is the world’s authority on this tiny mammal that graces the tundra of Rocky Mountain National Park. It’s considered one of the toughest animals in North America. Come find out why! • Friday, August 2, 7 p.m.: Big Horn Sheep of Rocky Mountain National Park. Rocky Mountain National Park East District Naturalist Kathy Brazelton shares her insight about these majestic neighbors of ours. She’s a favorite at The Old Gallery and never disappoints. Admission to Rocky Mountain 101 is $10 for those 12 and older. Tickets can be purchased online at, at The Old Gallery during regular business hours or at the door. Skip Shook is the Community Host for the event. The Old Gallery is a nonprofit organization. It is a center for community, the arts and visitors offering a wide variety of services and activities for the mountain community. These include a twiceChris Ray monthly food bank,

Kathy Brazelton

Community Closet, Book Club, art classes, yoga and tai chi classes, concerts and more. For a complete list of activities visit The Old Gallery is located at 14863 Colorado Highway 7, next to the Allenspark Fire Station. It is approximately 20 minutes south of Estes Park and 25 minutes from Lyons. Carpooling to the event is encouraged. Parking is available on Highway 7 or in the parking lot next to the Allenspark Transfer Station.

Special Olympics Group Bowling On Wednesdays

The Special Olympics group will be bowling at Chippers Lanes on Wednesdays from 3:00-5:00 p.m. All athletes of

any age and ability are encouraged to join us. Cost is $7.50 for two games and shoe rental.

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Estes Recycles Day A Huge Success! By: Judi Smith

Estes Recycles Day this spring was a success and we now reach out to thank everyone who contributed to making it so. Thanks to the event sponsors; League of Women Voters and Community Recycling Committee, Rotary Club of Estes, Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies (PCCR), and Bestway Painting and the organizations that assist with the individual station activity; Rocky Mountain Dumpsters (electronics), Shred-It (shredding), our scrap metal recyclers, and Spring Back Colorado (mattresses). We most especially thank Village Thrift Shop for their help with clearing Freecycle Estes leftovers. And, of course, the companies that donate to the kitchen activity as well (Donut Haus, Safeway and Kind Coffee). Plus both newspapers are very supportive of the publicity program and also thanks to all the places that post the posters, which are the result of an art contest involving the local schools, sign shops, and prizes from Bestway Painting, Reel Mountain Theater, the Park Theatre and the Taffy Shop. There were nearly 60 individuals who gave up their Saturday to direct traffic, staff stations, run Freecycle leftovers to those who can use them (both here and down the mountain). And last, but certainly not least, special mention here has been earned by the members of the Steering Committee who spent five months preparing for the event and a month afterward clearing up loose ends, evaluating, and making notes for next year. (Anyone with great ideas to contribute, just send them to and I will pass them on.) I intentionally avoided listing individual names here (too many), but I must personally thank Cathy Alper and Alice Reuman for Chairing the 2019 event. Truly, it takes a village to stage an event like this and when this village works to-

gether we accomplish a lot -- and have a great time doing it! However, what makes this day a success is the fact that we redirected at least 72,776 pounds from the Larimer County Landfill to other, more ecological, forms of disposal. Specifically: 4,900 gallons of paint (a minimum of 10 lbs./gal) were recaptured, including some collected off-premise from contact generated by the event. This is a continuing project, year-round. Contact Bestway Painting at 970-518-4001 to make arrangements if you still have leftover paint and related projects. 8,000 pounds of paper were shredded, protecting Estes Valley residents from identity theft as well as recycling two trucks full of the resulting shredded paper. A whopping 7,921 pounds of electronics went to Ecocycle ChaRM for recycling. In Colorado, it is illegal to dispose of electronics in the trash can (landfill or recycling). Such things take special handling by certified personnel. 119 bedding pieces (mattresses and box springs – conservative estimate, 45 pounds each) were collected and kept out of the landfill. These are dismantled and the individual materials are recycled. Still have one? Contact Springback Colorado 303-929-6191 or email 2,500 pounds of scrap metal, were collected and taken to Andersen Sales and Salvage in Greeley. Metal can be sorted, melted, and re-recycled time and time again, just like glass. (Of course, Clear Intentions glass bins are located in the Event Center parking area, but metal is still a time-sensitive collection here.) Add to this all the “stuff ” that went through Freecycle. The problem here was that we had more donations than “purchases,” so, if you missed the chance to go “shopping,” check out the local Thrift Shops to see what you missed.

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Class On The “Philosophy Of The Earth” Outdoor educator, Michael Beckstrom, will be offering a class on the Philosophy of the Earth to interested students on Tuesday, July 23, at 2 p.m. The class is 45 minutes long. This class is offered as part of the summer nature series for the

Young Artists and Scholars Group which is located at the Cave Cat Gardens Greenhouse in Lower Stanley Village just behind Starbucks. Classes are free of charge. For more information call 970-586-8707.

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What’s Happening At The Estes Valley Library SUMMER READING PROGRAM 2019: UNIVERSE OF STORIES Space themes are inspiring this year’s Summer Reading Program, in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. Now through August 3, readers of all ages are encouraged to log their reading minutes at and earn prizes.

ADULTS & TEENS: Intermediate 3D Modeling: Not Just for Astronauts Monday, July 22, 5-9 p.m., repeated on Monday, July 29, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

The wonders of 3D printing come back to Earth for everyday applications, such as replacement parts for household items. For those with 3D modeling experience, or who have completed the library’s beginning 3D modeling program. Register at Fly Me to the Moon: NASA’s Golden Age Wednesday, July 31, 7 - 8:30 p.m., Estes Park Memorial Observatory What was it like the day when the first human walked on the Moon? Re-live the Cold War’s “Space Race” and witness the Apollo 11’s moment of glory with presenters from the Boulderbased STEMpunk. Register at Stargazing at the Observatory Tuesday, August 6, 8-10 p.m. Join us for an evening of education and stargazing at the Estes Park Memorial

Summer Reading Program Has Made It To The Moon

The Summer Reading Program at the Estes Valley Library has officially reached its “Fly Me to the Moon!” goal for this year’s Community Reading Challenge. Beginning May 17, readers throughout the Estes Valley began logging their reading minutes online, with the goal of reaching 238,900 minutes. That number represents the distance from the Earth to the Moon in miles. As of Monday, the Moon-mark was surpassed with 239,173 minutes logged. The 2019 Summer Reading Program theme is “A Universe of Stories,” inspired

by the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. While the lunar goal has been achieved, there are still two more weeks for readers of all ages to continue logging their reading hours to earn great prizes. Logging reading time is easier than ever this year, and can be done online 24/7 at The Summer Reading Program will also continue to feature a number of special events over the coming weeks. The 2019 Summer Reading Program is made possible through the support of the Estes Valley Library Friends & Foundation. For kids, summer reading helps maintain learning skills while on break from school. And for adults, summer can be an ideal time to read for pleasure and lifelong learning.

Observatory, including a brief introduction to astronomy and the night sky, outer-space movies, and viewing with a 16” RC dome telescope. Wear warm, layered clothing. Register at KIDS: Preschool Play Group: Astronaut Training Course Wednesday, July 24, 10-11 a.m., Estes Valley Community Center Kids ages 0 to 6 and their parents are invited to the Community Center to enjoy an imaginative play station with directional activities. No registration or EVCC pass required. Make a Rocket with Mad Science Thursday, July 25, 2-3 p.m., Hondius Room Kids entering grades 1 through 6 will learn basic elements of rocketry and build a rocket to take home. Register at Geocaching Treasure Hunt Saturday, August 3, 9 a.m. - noon, Hondius Room Ages 9-13 will embark on a treasure hunt on the Knoll, while learning Solar Energy Science with Rocky Mountain Conservancy. Register at and come dressed for outdoor weather. OUR WONDERFUL WORLD Our Wonderful World: Alaskan Wildlife Tuesday, July 23, 7 p.m., Estes Valley Community Center

Award-winning photographer and Estes Park resident Dawn Wilson share images from her travels throughout Alaska to document its extraordinary and diverse wildlife. Register in advance at WORKSHOPS College Planning One-on-One Students and parents can ease the anxiety of preparing for college by making a plan. One-on-one appointments are available with college admissions expert Kaye Orten, who can answer questions about the admissions process, FAFSA, and financial aid. Look for the College Planning 1:1 appointment times on the Event Calendar link at FRIENDS & FOUNDATION Cliffhanger Used Bookstore: Open Daily Cliffhanger Used Books, operated by the Library Friends & Foundation, is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The store is located at 191 W. Riverside Drive. Look for special bargains every Wednesday, when three genre categories will be specially priced at $1 plus tax per book. Shoppers who purchase a Library Friends & Foundation annual membership may browse each week’s new arrivals before the general public (shelves are restocked every Sunday after closing). The next preview sale is Monday, July 22 from 8 to 10 a.m.

Lost Rock How does one become sentimental about a rock? Simple! As a child I belonged to a “Rock Hound Club.” I’ve always collected pretty rocks, and/or unusual rocks. I became a linguist, not a geologist. But I have a dear nephew who did become a geologist. He and I have long shared this interest. In March of this year he went to a big mineralogy show in Arizona. As he was making a deal to purchase a rather large, special rock, he saw the small (approximately 4-5 inch) stone pictured here. He thought of me and asked that it be thrown in on the agreed price. The seller accepted the deal. My nephew returned to Colorado and presented to stone to me. I was so thrilled with this treasure that my nephew said is from Mali, in Africa, that I showed it off to everyone I saw. Then I suddenly realized I didn’t have it. Maybe someone reading this will say “Aha! So that’s who left this rock here! Now I can get it

back to her!” I can only hope . . . My number is 970-227-5627, if by chance you have seen my rock. Thank you.

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Apollo 11 Remembered: Library Celebrates The Summer Of The Moon This weekend, the world celebrates a mighty milestone: the Apollo 11 Moon landing’s 50th anniversary. The “Summer of the Moon” still inspires us today, and the library has an excellent selection of books and films to help us re-live and honor this event. First, we’re happy to announce that a local lunar milestone has been achieved. As part of the Summer Reading Program, we challenged the Estes Valley to log 238,900 total reading minutes this summer. That number represents the miles from the Earth to the Moon. Thanks to all of you, we reached that goal last Monday. Congratulations, readers, and keep logging your minutes at for prizes. As the world’s eyes look to the skies in Apollo 11 tribute, your reading and viewing will be inspired by some of the library’s excellent books and films on the subject. Just stop by the telescopethemed display now in the library’s atrium, highlighting our Summer Reading motto, “A Universe of Stories.” The all-new book “Picturing the Moon” is a fascinating photo-chronicle of 1969’s “moon fever,” capturing the nation’s excitement and an insider’s view of the mission with many never-before-seen images. “Moon Rush” by space journalist Leonard David offers a historic panorama, from the Moon’s meaning in ancient mythology to ideas for future “Moon villages.” What was the fast-paced space-race like for workers of the Launch Support Team? Fascinating behind-the-scenes stories abound in Martha Lemasters’ “The Step: One Woman’s Journey to

Finding her Own Happiness and Success During the Apollo Space Program.” Not to be overlooked are some of the best sci-fi stories inspired by lunar-focused imaginations. “Moonrise” is a new 11-story anthology with classics from H. G. Wells, Arthur C. Clark and other literary luminaries. Families with young readers will enjoy “Eight Days Gone,” a fun read-aloud with special emphasis on the gear, equipment and spaceship used by the astronauts. In addition to these print titles, the digital library has a vast selection—not surprising when there are 600,000-plus items at your fingertips. In the Cloud Library is “First Man,” the official biography of Neil Armstrong, along with Douglas Brinkley’s “American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race.” You’ll discover some riveting documentaries in the library’s DVD collection. “In the Shadow of the Moon” spans from 1968 to 1972, interviewing the surviving astronauts who made those dangerous but exhilarating Moon journeys. “The Last Man on the Moon” is a poignant story of Gene Cernan, who left his footprint and his daughter’s initials in lunar dust in December 1972. Join us for the grand finale of the Summer Reading Program on Wednesday, July 31 at 7 p.m. at the Observatory, in a presentation titled “Fly Me to the Moon: NASA’s Golden Age and the Apollo Moon Landing.” Register at (it’s for ages eight to infinity). May the Apollo 11 anniversary inspire us this weekend—and for all times.

Quaker/Unitarian Meetings The Quaker/ Unitarian group meets each Sunday morning at the US Bank meeting room (363 East Elkhorn Ave.). Quaker silence is from 10-10:30. Social time is from 10:30-11. Presentation and discussion is from 11-noon.

This week, the discussion will be led by Gail Linderholm. Her topic will be “The Happiness Project.” All are welcome. Please join us. If questions, please call Randy Maharry 515-229-8299.

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Passion Works Art Show This Weekend In Allenspark The Old Gallery is proud to present the Passion Works Art Show on Friday, July 19-Sunday, July 21, featuring the works of Passion Works Studio in Athens, Ohio at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Passion Works Studio is a core group of practicing professional artists with developmental differences. “Historically, these people were perceived as unemployable non-viable citizens but today are creating visual evidence of the depth and wealth of the creative human spirit,” said Passion Works Studio Program Director Nancy Epling. “When offered a

responsive structure, quality materials and welcoming space the artists reciprocate with wildly imaginative, beautiful creations that are fresh and approachable. Two artists from Passion Works will travel to The Old Gallery: Troy Goins and Freddie Cremeans. “Troy has a distinct artistic style and creates pet portraits for commission at Passion Works Studio. He’s been involved with the studio for 10 years and also assists customers,” said Epling. “Freddie has been developing his artistic style for more than 20 years and has been a part of Passion Works Studio since 1998,” she continued. “Passion Works Studio is dedicated to demonstrating the power of the human spirit and providing opportunities for

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artists with developmental difference,” said Epling. “We’re thrilled that The Old Gallery has invited our artists to share their art in this beautiful mountain gallery.” Other resident artists at The Old Gallery include Anne Curtis, pottery; Vicki Dyas, jewelry and gourd art, Patty Dwyer, oils and pastels, Lyn E. Ferguson, photography; Connie Garcia, jewelry, Terry Kasprazak, watercolor, drawing and photography; Weldon Lee, photography; Cheryl Pennington, photography and hand tinting; Russell Shamah, wood; Hannah Shook, oils; Jim

Upchurch, copper; Sally Van Der Kamp, stained glass, fused glass and jewelry; Dawn Wilson, photography and Merrie Wicks, watercolor and oils. The Old Gallery is located at 14863 Hwy. 7 in Allenspark. It also provides entertainment, educational lectures, classes and social services to the Peak to Peak mountain communities. Through mid-October, a Rocky Mountain Nature Conservancy store also operates at The Old Gallery. For a complete list of events, visit The Old Gallery is only 20 minutes from Estes Park and Lyons. Daily hours of operation are 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. It is also available for private events, weddings and celebrations.

Park and Recreation Month is winding down but there are still plenty of fun activities on the calendar. Estes Valley Recreation and Park District (EVRPD) wants you to keep getting outdoors to discover the power of play at your local parks and recreation facilities. An initiative of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), Park and Recreation Month has been celebrated since 1985 to highlight the vital and powerful role local parks and recreation, such as EVRPD, play in conservation, health and wellness, and community involvement. This week, EVRPD recommends these fun indoor and outdoor activities, with a highlight of a movie on Tuesday, July 23: - Pitch Horseshoes: For Friday, July 19, we recommend heading to the Lake Estes Marina and pitching a game of horseshoes. Horseshoes are available at the marina store during operating hours of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Check out the new bike park. On Saturday, July 20, try out the pump track, jumps and skills course at the Stanley Park Bike Park. Free to use. Please remember to wear proper safety equipment. - Weekly photo contest: Starting Sunday, July 21, post your photo of your family and friends having fun

Estes Park Women's Golf Association Results For July 16, 2019 The game of the day for Tuesday, July 16, was the "Low Net;" player's score equals their gross score less their course handicap. The winners were: 1st Flight: 1st Place: Ruth Moser 68 2nd Place: Carla Spreng-Webb 74 2nd Flight: 1st Place, tie: Carolyn Bible and Judi Cunningham with 71

3rd Place, tie: Kay Nikolaus and Pam Vendegna with 74 3rd Flight: 1st Place: Claudia Irwin 66 2nd Place: Diane Butler 77 3rd Place: Marilyn Soby 79 4th Flight: 1st Place: Kay Tritico 62 2nd Place: Charlene Hooyer 66 3rd Place: Bettie Tully 67

in Estes Park—show us how your family enjoys all that Estes Park has to offer— on our Facebook page ( Include #PlayOnEstesPark in the post to be included in the contest. Visit for complete rules, prizes and details.

- Take your dog to the dog park. On Monday, July 22, get your canine buddy involved in Park and Rec Month by taking him or her over to the dog park at Stanley Park. There are new play features and a new small dog area. Free to use. - Dive-in movie. Join us for the dive-in movie at the Estes Valley Community Center at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23. Get into the action of our summerthemed movie playing on the oversized screen while you float in an innertube in the lap pool. The movie is The Sandlot. Rated PG. Fee is $5 per person for members, $7 for nonmembers. Snacks available for an additional fee. - Play golf. On Wednesday, July 24, enjoy a longer game of golf at the Estes Park 18-Hole Golf Course. Golf clubs available for rent. Course includes putting and chipping greens as well as a driving range. Tee times available throughout the day. Call 970-5868146 to reserve a spot. After your game, enjoy a tasty meal of BBQ brisket or pork at Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ at the Hangar Restaurant and Clubhouse. - Bollywood dance class: On Thursday, July 25 at 4 p.m., join this fun, high-energy dance class at the Estes Valley Community Center that is ideal for the beginner dancer. Learn various dance moves common in the popular movies of India. Fee: $10 per person. No registration required. For a complete list of activities during Park and Recreation Month in Estes Park, visit evrpd/parkandrecmonth.

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Estes Park School District is a proud partner in the Summer Food Service Program through CDE! 

WHEN? Weekdays from June 3rd through August 2, 2019  (Closed on July 4/5) HOURS:  Lunch: Noon to 1 PM Snack: 3:30 to 4 PM 

Knowledge, experience, skills to assist and educate individuals with and about wildlife encounters/situations. Specialty is elk, deer, bears, mountain lions. Part of Rocky Mtn. Cat Conservancy Research. If you see a kill site, call asap, or if you want more information or help with a wildlife situation, call

Jayne the “Bear Lady” at: 970-685-8756.

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WHERE? Estes Park Elementary School Lunch Room  (1505 Brodie Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517)

Wildlife Responder Available To Help

Program Details Who Qualifies for Free Meals and Snacks?   Any Child under age 18. You don't have to be a resident of Estes Park, or be qualified for any state programs such Free & Reduced Lunch.  All children are welcome to stop and grab a free nutritious lunch or snack!  What about adults and guardians? Adults are welcome to join their children and grandchildren for just $3.50 per meal, and $1.00 per snack.  For information or details, please contact:  Esther Friesen | Nutrition Services Coordinator  970.586.2361 ext. 3009  ***The Estes Park School District is an equal opportunity provider. 

8th Annual Restorative Justice Golf Tournament August 10th

2018 winning team; Eric Rose, Curt Plassmeyer, Jerry Twigg & Mark Swallow.

Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership (EVRJP) is seeking players and sponsors for its 8th Annual Golf Tournament to be held on August 10, 2019 at the Estes Park 18 Hole Golf Course. The tournament uses a 4-person modified scramble format, and golfers of all abilities are encouraged and welcome to play. The $80 player fee includes green fees, golf cart, free range balls, goodie bag, door prizes, tournament prizes* and post-tournament BBQ reception catered by Smokin’ Dave’s at The Hangar. Sign up as an individual player, group or team. Check in and registration begins at 7 a.m., followed by a putting contest at 7:15 a.m. and an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Support EVRJP while promoting your business and services to tournament participants. The tournament offers various levels of sponsorship, beginning at

$100, that include banner displays and sign recognition on the course, special contest sponsorship and listing in the program. Proceeds from the tournament enable EVRJP to fulfill its mission of creating a restorative community through facilitation of proactive and responsive processes that enhance cooperation, encourage understanding and strengthen relationships. To register, sponsor and/or request additional information, visit the tournament website at or call 970-577-3829. For more information about EVRJP, visit * Tournament prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams and special hole contests

The Baldpate Inn Presents Its 2019 Summer Enchanted Evenings On Wednesday, July, 24, 2019, at 7 p.m., The Baldpate Inn is pleased to welcome Colton Morton our very own Key Room Curator. Colton will be speaking about the History of Boy Scouts of America and some ties to Boy Scouting in Colorado. Colton Morton is a recent graduate in History & Anthropology from Colorado State University in Fort Collins. His interest in these subjects arose due to an interest in humans and their cultures past & present. From an early age he was delving into lore and mythologies of the world before turning to their more mundane, but no fewer interesting counterparts as he grew older. These interests were compounded by his time in the Boy Scouts of America where he got his first taste of teaching others onthe

subjects of American history & archaeology. All of this has led to his current occupation as the Key Room Curator Inter of the Baldpate Inn, and hopefully a fruitful career in museum exhibit work going forward. The Summer Enchanted Evenings at the Baldpate Inn, on Highway 7, are held every Wednesday throughout the summer beginning at 7 p.m. There is no charge, and refreshments are provided in the Key Room. The Baldpate Inn would love for you to be able to join them for the talk. If you would like to enjoy a soup and salad buffet for dinner before the presentation, you can call and make reservations at 970-586-KEYS (5397) or call for any other questions about the presentation.

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Our Town & County Land Use Agreement To The Editor: In response to Frank Lancaster’s call for ideas about how we could improve on the current Town/County Inter Governmental Agreement (IGA) for land use. Here are a few thoughts: Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment Both the Town Administrator and County Manager have recommended eliminating the current Commission and Board, which review development proposals for the entire Estes Valley, and creating a new Town Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment to review Town development proposals, and using the existing County Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment to review

development proposals outside of the Town Limits. The most notable effect of this change would be that any land use proposals (subdivisions, re-zonings, etc.), for projects outside of the Town limits, would be sent to the County Planning Commission or Board of Adjustment in Fort Collins. Applicants, consultants, and opponents would have to travel up to 1½ hours to meet with staff and go to public hearings. This would ensure reduced public participation in the land use process. Planning Area Under the current IGA, we operate within the valley-wide Estes Valley Joint Planning Area, which mirrors the Fire

Reception For Rose And Galen Bethel This Sunday, July 21 A reminder that a reception for Rose Bethel (July 21, 1944-May 30, 2019 ) and Galen Bethel (October 9, 1943December 2, 2017) will be held on Sunday, July 21 from 1-3 p.m. at Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church, 920 Big Thompson Ave. Estes Park. Coffee, tea and cookies will be served.

District, School District, Hospital District, Library District, and Recreation & Parks District. Streams, rivers, forests, and wildlife cross Town/County borders without notice. Planning for and implementing future land use should be based on looking at a valley-wide planning area. Comprehensive Plan A joint County & Town Comprehensive Plan for the entire Estes Valley, as we have now, is the right way to plan for future land use. The Estes Valley is land-locked, and as we build-out the remaining land available for new development, there will be increasing pressure on the undeveloped County areas. How we plan to manage our resources (business, housing, land, open space, viewsheds, watersheds, and wildlife) over the next 10-20 years, depends on taking a broad, “comprehensive” look at the entire valley, and this should be done jointly with the Town Trustees and County Commissioners. Our elected officials should extend the

current Inter-Governmental-Agreement and its land use system until the new Comprehensive Plan is completed. That plan can include clear recommendations for governance and an updated IGA, derived from extensive public input. Those recommendations could be implemented after the Comprehensive Plan is completed. The County Commissioners and Town Trustees need more public input to make informed decisions on these important matters. Please let them know your opinions. They have scheduled a joint meeting on July 29th to provide information to the public, and there will be “roundtable discussions” including public comment. Anyone who can attend should go. These are my personal and professional opinions, and not those of the Planning Commission, of which I am a member. Frank Theis CMS Planning

Celebrating 38 Years At The Elizabeth Guild! To the Editor: I have been working at the Elizabeth Guild for 38 years now! It all started 38 years ago, I went to a yard sale with three of my friends one Saturday morning and stopped at State Farm to get a cup of coffee. They told me

about a new thrift store in town where I could work in the back room. I started working there and now, 38 years later, I still work there on Saturday afternoons! Volunteering at the Elizabeth Guild Thrift Shop makes me happy! Lee Rehder

Ask the Expert— Personalizing Your Plan Bill Smith, General Manager,

Allnutt Funeral Service - Estes Park Chapel

Q: I’d like to make my arrangements in advance. Can my funeral or memorial service include personal touches? A: Yes! By making your arrangements

in advance, you can plan a service or memorial that truly re ects your special life. From location to music to food and special mementos—the choices and details are up to you. A thoughtful, well-planned nal event can provide friends and family a meaningful and memorable opportunity to gather and celebrate all the things that make you so special. Planning your life’s celebration now, before the time of need, can offer you peace of mind in knowing you’ve made your personal wishes known. And, when you take time to record your nal plans, you’ll spare your loved ones from guessing what you would have wanted and from having to make stressful and costly decisions at what can already be a very emotional time.

Q: How do I get started? A: Start with the basics. Visualize

how you’d like to be remembered. The time to do this is now, when you can calmly and thoughtfully consider what is important to you. Then, take the next step and

contact your funeral provider. Choose a provider that listens to your needs and can help you orchestrate the event you envision. Our funeral home even offers a free Imagine booklet lled with ideas on personalizing your life’s celebration. We can also provide a complimentary Personal Planning Guide, a valuable planning tool with helpful information and a place where you can organize and record your nal wishes. You can contact us today to receive both of these booklets.

If you have additional questions, visit your local licensed funeral provider. They are a good source of information for funeral, cremation and cemetery options.

Since 1986, Bill Smith has been the General Manager at Allnutt Funeral Service - Estes Park Chapel, a member of the Dignity Memorial® network serving the Estes Park community and families nationwide. He has been a member of The Rotary Club of Estes Park for 32 years, a member of the Sons Of The American Legion, Friends of the Estes Park Museum, The Art Center of Estes Park, The Estes Valley Land Trust, The Fine Arts Guild and a past member of several community boards. For more information, contact Bill at or 970-586-3101.

Meeting Notices Early Worms AA Meetings Early Worms AA meets at 7 a.m. every morning except Sunday in the basement of Saint Bartholomew’s Church at 880 MacGregor Ave. For more info, please call 970-586-1090 or 970-443-3538.

Women’s AA Group Tuesdays at 6 p.m. St. Bart’s Church. 880 MacGregor Avenue. 11 step prayer and meditation meeting, every last Tuesday of the month.

Estes Park Al-Anon Al-Anon Group in Estes Park meets from 7-8 p.m. every Friday at U.S. Bank. 363 E. Elkhorn Ave. Call (970) 481-3367 for more info.

Fall River Group of AA The Fall River Group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets daily at noon. Other meetings: Sunday- 7:00 p.m.-open Monday-5:30 p.m.-Women’s Study & 7:00 p.m.-open Tuesday-5:30 p.m.-open Wednesday-Saturday-7 p.m.-open Meeting location is 701 Elm Rd. next

to the automotive shop. We welcome friends and visitors to attend these open meetings.

Park Al-Anon Park Al-anon meets Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. at St Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 880 MacGregor Ave., Estes Park.

Al-Anon Newcomers Al-Anon Newcomers meets at Harmony from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Saturdays, 1600 Fish Hatchery Rd., Estes Park.

AA Allenspark Monthly Meeting The 4th Thursday of every month is the AA Potluck Anniversary Meeting 5:30 p.m. Allenspark Fire Dept. Community Room Downstairs.

New Horizons Group of Narcotics Anonymous Thursdays at 7 p.m. - Open meeting. 701 Elm Rd.

Free at Last Group of Narcotics Anonymous Fridays 7:30 p.m. - Open meeting. Harmony Foundation - 1600 Fish Hatchery Rd.

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LIVING CENTER CNA – Full Time Sign on Bonus Available CNA - PRN LPN – Full Time Sign on Bonus Available RN – Full Time Sign on Bonus Available RN - PRN

(970) 577-4458 555 Prospect Ave. Estes Park, CO 80517

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Silver Saddle Inn Now hiring: • Housekeepers • Laundry • Maintenance • Front Desk Agent

Must be a non-smoker. Good wages. Apply in person or email resume 1260 Big Thompson Avenue No calls

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ESTES PARK SCHOOL DISTRICT R-3 Vacancy Announcement Middle and High School Collaborative Pianist

The District is accepting applications for a middle and high school choral collaborative pianist. The position is 5 hours per day. QUALIFICATIONS: • High school diploma or equivalent required; degree in collaborative piano preferred • At least 18 years of age and eligible to work in the U.S. • Profiency in collaborative piano and sight reading • Ability to accompany all district choirs for classes and performances.

TO APPLY: Interested applicants must apply online with Appli-Track: estesschools/onlineapp/. Only online applications are accepted. Hourly rate is $20.00 per hour. Position open until filled. Estes Park School District R-3 Is An Equal Opportunity Employer

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COME JOIN OUR ROCKY MOUNTAIN RESORTS TEAM! FIELD MAINTENANCE MANAGER Full-time position. Experience in electrical, plumbing, drywall, and hot tubs preferred.



Part time - $20/hr Ask for Nick - 970-481-8531

Now Hiring: Waitstaff


The Historic Crags Lodge Front Desk Agent

Part Time - Year Round $15 hr.

Apply online at Stop by and see us or call us at


300 Riverside Drive Estes Park, CO 80517 Equal Opportunity Employer

SPUR LIQUOR ~ Help Wanted ~

Seasonal Clerk/Stock Person

Inquire within at 900 Moraine Ave.

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MAINTENANCE Full-time, part-time and seasonal positions available. Experience in electrical, plumbing, drywall, and hot tubs preferred. Apply at, mail or email resume to: Fawn Valley Inn, 2760 Fall River Road, Estes Park, CO 80517 Email:

Start a career at Harmony Foundation in Food Services or Housekeeping. You will learn behind the scenes operations of an addiction treatment center while building skills for your future. These positions are year round, full-time with benefits, including paid time off and holiday pay. You will be joining a team of professionals who take pride in their work and taking care of our clients. Pre-employment drug test is required. Tell us what you would like to earn per hour and what your ideal schedule would be. Apply at 1600 Fish Hatchery Road or send an email to

We are looking to add a dynamic Kitchen Supervisor to our team at Latitude 105 Alehouse located in the Ridgeline Hotel! This important position is hourly and comes with benefits, and opportunities for growth and advancement! Must be willing to work any shift, including nights and weekends. Main Job Duties include: • Act as a leader in the kitchen at all times, including in absence of the Executive Chef. • Check BEO’s daily. • Provides excellent guest service. • Supervises line cooks and kitchen helpers and synchronizes food procurement by directing kitchen associates as needed. • Expedite as needed. • Assist with plating meals for banquets as needed. • Ensures that all meals are produced within time guidelines. • Ensure proper preparation of food as ordered. • Prepare dishes according to recipe guidelines and specs. • Responsible for maintaining the cleanliness and organization of the line. • Ensures there is a sufficient supply of prepped foods on a daily basis. Experience: • 2 years’ experience in a supervisor role • 2 years’ experience in the culinary field

Please apply for this opening on our website: Or stop in to The Ridgeline Hotel to submit your resume for consideration.

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Carpenter Needed Framing, Siding, and Finish Carpenter Competitive Pay Holiday/Vacation/Retirement or call (970)685-0877


An American Bistro

Immediate opening for Host/Hostess and Server at highly-rated, small Estes Park family-run Bistro. Looking for organized, cheerful and energetic employee. Contact us at 970.586.9000.

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Looking to earn some extra cash but not regular full time employment? These positions are for “as needed�.

Estes Valley Recreation and Park District

Facility Maintenance Manager This is a full-time year-round benefited position that is responsible for the day-to-day maintenance operations and physical upkeep of the Estes Valley Community Center (EVCC). This position performs and/or supervises routine and extensive preventative maintenance and repair procedures on the EVCC building and its mechanical equipment. This includes utility systems, aquatics facility maintenance, HVAC systems, alarm systems and building maintenance including construction trades: carpentry, plumbing, roofing and electrical work.

Custodian Part-time evenings/weekends at the Community Center. Help keep the facility clean and in working order for our members and guests. Apply on-line at Competitive wages and district discounts available.

EVRPD is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Rams Horn Village Resort has year round full time and part time positions

Guest Services/Housekeeping Department:

Competitive pay based on experience, plus a great summer bonus program! 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

Looking for a full time as well as a part time employee for dog daycare/boarding business.

Prior work experience with dogs in some capacity preferred for this position. Flexible hours plus bonus package and partial benefits included for full time position. Job includes supervising dogs during play, cleaning and customer service skills. Please call Linda at 586-0340 to set up an interview.

NON-CLINICAL POSITIONS Patient Access Representative Environmental Services Technician CERTIFIED NURSING ASSITANTS CNA – Living Center NURSES RN - L&D RN – ED RN – Med Surg RN/LPN – Living Center Case Manager

ALLIED HEATLH Physical Therapist Occupational Therapist Speech Language Pathologist MRI Technologist CT Technologist Respiratory Therapist Paramedic EMT-B-IV Phlebotomist

(970) 577-4458 555 Prospect Ave. Estes Park, CO 80517

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The District is accepting applications for a nutrition services team leader. TO APPLY: Interested applicants must apply online at Only online applications are accepted. See full posting at lineapp/ School kitchen experience preferred. Salary range is $14.17 - $16.02/hr with single benefits. Up to five years of similar work experience from may be granted. Position open until filled. Estes Park School District R-3 Is An Equal Opportunity Employer

Apply online at or call for more information 970-494-0289

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FULL AND PART-TIME POSTIONS AVAILABLE Apply in person at True Value 461 E Wonderview Avenue Upper Stanley Village

Silver Saddle Inn

Front Desk Agent

Earn up to $15.00 per hour (including bonuses)!!

If providing great customer service and sales describes your skill set then you are the person for this job.

Our Front Desk staff is on duty between the hours of 6:00am and 11:00pm. Each work week has varied shifts. Multi-tasking is a key talent of a successful Front Desk Agent. Silver Saddle Inn is a smoke free workplace. Interested in joining our team? Send resume to

Check Out Our Current Openings... • Senior Living Housekeeping Assistant $13.50 per hour

Help us Help Others Become a CAREGiver

Starting at $15 per hour No Medical Background required Flexible Schedule Training and Local Support provided Rewarding & Meaningful Job!

• Part-Time Dining Assistant $13.50 per hour

We’re gearing up for the spring and summer season and hiring for the following positions starting at $13.80/hr.: • 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.

• Senior Living Medication Aide (Resident Care Specialist) Starting wage 13.50 per hour + Differential Sign on bonus available! inquire at starting 6/24/19. Please apply on line at

Year Round. Full-Time positions qualify for benefits which include health, dental, vision, life, short-term disability and paid time off.

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

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EMPLOYMENT » Place and View Ads at « EMPLOYMENT Painters full and part time positions available. 970-518-4001

Dishwashers Line Cooks Hosts No phone calls. Apply in person at: 2470 Hwy 66 between noon and 4 pm.

Kennel Assistant Part-time

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

Murphy's Hotels are looking for front desk team members Full and part time positions available call Loretta 1-970-480-2955 or apply at 1650 Big Thompson Av.


The Town of Estes Park is accepting applications for

Administrative Assistant (FT Limited Term thru Dec 31, 2019) Public Works Dept. Hourly Rate $19.14-$20.82/hour Non-Exempt Position Close Date: Open until filled. Equipment Operator I/II Public Works Dept./Streets Div. Hourly Rate $18.69-$21.97/hour Non-Exempt Position Close Date: Open until filled.

Events Maintenance Worker I/II Visitor Serv. Div./Community Serv Dept. Hourly Rate $16.99 - $22.94/hour Non-Exempt Position Close Date: Open until filled. Human Resources Manager Administrative Services Dept. Hiring Range $62,000 $76,000/year Exempt Position Close Date: Open until filled

Join Our Team BIRTH CENTER Registered Nurse – Full Time

ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES Environmental Services Tech – Full Time **Sign on Bonus Available**

LABORATORY Medical Technologist or MLT – Full Time LIVING CENTER RN/LPN – Full Time **Sign on Bonus Available** Certified Nursing Assistant – Full Time **Sign on Bonus Available** PATIENT FINANCIAL SERVICES Patient Access Representative – FT PHYSICIAN CLINIC Registered Nurse – Full Time **Sign on Bonus Available**

QUALITY DEPARTMENT Director, Quality Management REHABILITATION SERVICES Physical Therapist – Full Time

SURGICAL SERVICES RN – Full Time **Sign on Bonus Available** Certified Surgical Technologist - FT

(970) 577-4458 555 Prospect Ave. Estes Park, CO 80517

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Planner II Community Development Dept. Hiring Range $55,510 – $68,000/year Exempt Position Close Date: Open until filled Police Officer Police Dept. Hiring Range $27.92 – $30.71/hour Non-Exempt Position Close Date: Open until filled

Records Technician (PT Limited Term thru Dec 31, 2019) Police Dept. Hourly Rate $15.62/hour Non-Exempt Position Close Date: Open until filled

Streets Maintenance Worker (FT Limited Term thru Dec 13, 2019) Public Works Dept./Streets Div. Hiring Range $16.99-$19.97/hour (DOE) Non-Exempt Position Closing Date: Open until Filled Volunteer/Committee Board Positions Estes Park Board of Appeals Plumbing Experience Close Date: Open until Filled

Estes Park Board of Adjustment Close Date: Open Until Filled

Estes Valley Planning Commission Close Date: Open Until Filled (Committee application required)

Applications are available at: Town Hall 170 MacGregor Ave. Room 130 (Mon-Fri 8 am – 5 pm) or jobs

Return Application to: Town of Estes Park, Attn: HR; by mail to PO Box 1200, Estes Park, CO 80517; or via Email to or via Fax to (970) 577-4770. The status of applications will be communicated via e-mail. By choice, the Town of Estes Park is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Housekeeping Part Time.

Sign-on Bonus Available for all positions.


Pick up applications at front desk, ask for Kay. 1885 Sketchbox Ln. or email resume to


Customer Service. Proficancy in English. Year round attendant position. Some weekend and evening shifts will be required. Send your resume today to: 172-174 S. St. Vrain Ave. Estes Park, CO 80517



1110 Woodstock Other-Misc Commercial Lease Space Available Condo-3 BD, 2 BA, 2 Car. Approximately 3,600 Web Development Close to town. WD & FP. 720-593-0748 square feet. Base rent is Pets OK. 1yr or longer @ $11.00 per square foot, Painting $2000 mo. 281 989-4661 $39,600 or $3,300 per month plus an electric and Apartments Quality Painting a prorated share of natural 720-593-0748 gas, water and sewer. Downtown Studio Finish to suit. Owner althrough October. $950 lowance negotiable per month includes utiliTRANSPORTATION Should the tenant be a ties. 2 Work References restaurant, tenant shall be Required. Call M-F 10 am responsible for maintaining to 3 pm. the grease interceptor. Cars (970) 480-5458 Security deposit of $3,300 Contact Eric Blackhurst Brand New 2BD 2BA 2017 Subaru Impreza 970-586-2950 Office 960 sq. ft. Unit Premium Hatchback, Laundry Room with Silver, blind spot, rear cross traffic, Exc. Cond, washer & dryer hookups. Storage Units 28,900m, $17,900. Call or $1500/mo. Contact Trevor text 970-305-2088 970-214-7408 MAN CAVE INDOOR 1 Small Studio STORAGE Apartment HOUSEHOLD 1 bed, $700/mo + utilities, Rent or own the perfect no pets. 303-442-0258 indoor storage condo for that special car, RV, boat Room/Roommate Furniture or whatever toy you want to protect from that Room For Rent with Colorado hail and the ele- FREE - New sage Love bathroom in nice quiet Seat! 586-0514 ments. A great place to neighborhood, Kitchen & work on that hobby too. Appliances Laundry privileges, NP, NS Coming soon. Call Lou at available 8/01. $695. 614-327-9596 970-577-6986


Commercial Rentals RV Storage Lots for rent. $70/mo. 970-214-5713

Class A Office 2014 Construction, Full Service, Furnished or Unfurnished offices in Downtown location, Near Town Hall. $450 to $550 per month. All internet options including Fiber available. Includes Conference Room, Handicap Restrooms, Copy and Scanning Facility, Coffee Room. Call Thom at Verus Commercial, Inc. 970-586-2448

880 sq. ft. commercial rental with two offices, large reception area, handicapped bath, individual heating and A/C and front door parking. $880/mo. plus NNN and utilities. Graves Avenue Plaza. Call Peggy at 970-232-5588.

SERVICES Home Repair/Service

HOLMES LOG WORKS 970-586-9168 Log & Metal Railing, Deck Additions, Log Benches, Gates Mantels & Stairs

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

Cast iron, wood-burning fireplace with flue stack. Works great! Must disassemble and move. Best offer. Call Kathy at 970586-5917. If no answer, call Lillian at 303-502-4507.

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MISC $100 REWARD for information regarding the removal of life-size metal ram statue from Mall Rd. 970-481-5151.


Vintage Howard piano. With upholstered storage bench. Great condition. Free. You move from first floor condo. (970) 403-7279

MISCELLANEOUS Misc. Tool, horse tack saddle ropes and wood and other misc. stuff. 970-586-2212 Exercise Bike Wanted, inexpensive, will pick up. 970-232-8343

INSTRUCTION Weight Loss Dr. Anna V. Copeland Pastoral Counselor Certified Health Coach Call 303-747-0342




FSBO Immediately Adorable Cabin, 500 sq. ft., right off hike & bike trail. Close to hospital & downtown. Non smoking property. $225,000. 970-815-9607


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

Garage Sales Time to Downsize! Garage Sale Sat July 20 & Sun 21, 8am - 2pm. 261 South Court. ALL household goods, antique table & hutch, Teeter, toys, crafts, clothing, kid bike, antique dishes, steamer trunk, baskets, Pampered Chef kitchen items, Christmas items. Sale from 8-3 Fri. &Sat. Bed spread lots of misc. some home decor. 309 Riverside Dr.




Saturday, July 20, 9-2 3 Family Sale. Antiques, household, tools, books, sporting and camping, lots of stuff. Proceeds from special pink ribbon items to benefit Estes 3D Mammogram Fund. 1355 Kinnikinnic (west off Upper Broadview)

Community Yard Sale Saturday - July 27: 8 a.m until 12 p.m Pancake Breakfast: until 11 a.m. Estes Park Masonic Lodge - 1820 S. St. Vrain Ave Seller spaces available for $20.00 For Info call Mike Wold @ 577-8585

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

Sale at Good Samaritan Village on Saturday July 20 8 am-3pm. 1713 Ptarmigan Trail. King Bed, Sofa, Furniture, Freezer, Books, Collectibles, Art, and lots of Kitchen Items.

Garage Sale - Sat Jul 20, 8-10am. Woodstock Dr. Follow the signs. Preview photos on Buy Sell Trade Friday.

1341 Koral Ct Estes Park, Friday 19th and Saturday 20th, 8-3, Large 2 house sale, air comp, ladder, tons of Xmas goodies, snow blower, lots of household items, pictures, music cds, dvds and books. Bronco items

Estate Sales Exceptional Antique/Estate Sale Fri/Sat 7/19 & 20 Doors open at 7:45am Follow the Grn & Org Signs to 980 East Lane

Antiques, Primitive, Vintage, Pottery, Silver, Art, Clocks, Baskets, Chandeliers, Fine China, Cut Glass, Flatware, Furniture, Table & Floor Lamps, Cooking Utensils, Vintage Table Clothing, Large Wool Rugs, Tools & More.



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