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Estes Park News is dedicated to sharing the Good News of Estes Park, and surrounding areas.

This Magic Moment Mama elk tends to her newborn elk calf on a warm summer day in Estes Park. Photo by Robert Burns

July 3, 2020

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You Should Know... There are no fireworks over Lake Estes this year in Estes Park. See this page. The Estes Park Visitor Center is closed, but help is available at 970-5779900. There is plenty of free parking. Free shuttle service is available in town with 52 stops. Go to the parking garage. There are three car shows on Saturday, July 4th. See pages 19 and 20. The Town’s Special Events Div. presents a fun Photo Hunt Contest. See page 3 and 5. Masks are still required to enter businesses.

Estes Park's July 4 Fireworks Display Cancelled Estes Park's annual July 4 fireworks display is cancelled for 2020. The decision was made in an effort to protect public health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. While this event and others have been cancelled in accordance with public health orders, as statewide travel restrictions are loosened, the Town of Estes Park and local businesses are welcoming guests to return. Safety precautions are in place in all Estes Park busi-

nesses. A number of other festive activities have been planned downtown during the July 4 weekend. See article on page 3 and a full schedule of events is available at www.estesparkeventscomplex.com.

Safe social distancing is expected in all businesses and public areas in town. Admittance to RMNP requires reservations. A fee of $5 is required to park at the Estes Marina, Wapiti Meadows and Cherokee Draw.

EVFPD firefighters generally respond to medical calls in their personal vehicles, allowing for a faster response. On other incidents, firefighters respond to a fire station to respond in department apparatus with specialized equipment. During the week of June 21, the Estes Valley Fire Protection District (EVFPD) responded to10 calls for service. This included: • Emergency medical (assist EPH): 3 • Fire: 1 • Detector/Alarm Activation: 2 • Odor/Smoke Investigation: 2 • Gas Leak: 1 • Assist: 1 Estes Valley Fire www.estesvalleyfire.org

7,000 copies were printed this week, and distributed FREE to hundreds of Estes Valley locations including Allenspark, Glen Haven & Lyons.

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Independence Day Holiday Closure Larimer County Offices, Courts, and District Attorney will be closed July 3rd, 2020 in observance of the Independence Day holiday. The landfill will be open July 3rd and closed on July 4, 2020. Critical services at Larimer County are not disrupted by closures.

Use Of Illegal Fireworks Will Bring Enforcement Measures The Estes Valley Fire Protection District values the educational approach over enforcement. Our goal is to influence fire safe behavior by winning over hearts and minds. This represents our commitment to lasting community risk reduction – not only do we work to help you understand the hazard, but how best to prevent it or reduce its impact. For those who choose to disregard this partnership approach, enforcement measures are in effect. Fireworks are illegal within the Town of Estes Park, within the Estes Fire Protection District, and within the State of Colorado. It is unlawful for anyone to sell, lend, give away, set fire to, discharge, have in their possession, or otherwise use any fire-

works within the Town without a permit. Please note that these illegal activities carry a hefty fine, not to mention the liabilities associated with property and environmental damage caused by using fireworks. Individuals may be responsible for reimbursement costs necessary to suppress a fire caused by fireworks as well. We urge you to do your part and avoid purchasing and using fireworks over the July 4th holiday. If you have questions about how you can be proactive with firework safety, please contact the Estes Valley Fire Protection District at phone (970) 577-3682. You can also learn more at www.estesvalleyfire.org/wildfire.

Trustee Ken Zornes To Step Down June 30 Estes Park Trustee Ken Zornes has announced he will vacate his position as Town Trustee effective June 30, 2020. Zornes is resigning for personal health and family reasons, which must be his priority at this time. He commented, "The residents of Estes Park deserve a Trustee who can commit the time, energy and detailed attention to the many challenges and opportunities facing our town. It has been a privilege and a pleas-

ure to serve the needs of the community as Trustee since 2018. While I regret leaving my position, I know that our current board, the Town staff, and all of our partners and citizens in the community will do an excellent job leading Estes Park into the future." By State Statute, the Town Board may appoint someone to complete the remainder of Zornes' term (ending April, 2022) through a vote of the remaining members of the Town Board, or by special election. The Town Board will discuss this matter at an upcoming regular meeting.

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July 4th Downtown Activities And Photo Hunt Contest Announced

The Town of Estes Park's Events Division announces a variety of festive activities downtown during the July 4th weekend, including the creation of the first-ever Photo Hunt Contest. Several activities will add to the Independence Day ambience. In Bond Park: a giant American flag will be stenciled on the lawn and available for photo opportunities all weekend, and on Saturday, the We Support Estes Park organization will have antique cars and fire engines available for viewing from 12 to 4 p.m. On Saturday, patriotic music will be piped throughout the downtown area, and local musicians (some from the Village Band) will play familiar tunes from aboard a flatbed trailer traveling up and down Elkhorn Avenue. A schedule will be available by July 3 at www.estesparkeventscomplex.com. Photo Hunt Contest The Photo Hunt encourages visitors and residents alike to collect photos of some of Estes Park's landmarks and get the chance to win a free stay at The Stanley Hotel. Events & Visitor Services Director Rob Hinkle commented, "The Photo Hunt provides a fun incentive to explore Estes Park and its hidden and not-so-hidden treasures. We wanted to encourage people to do a walking tour of town so they can see more of our downtown businesses and restaurants." Participants must locate and photograph the following twelve landmarks/items in the downtown area: 1. Giant stenciled American flag on a centrally-located lawn 2. Mountain lion bronze sculpture

3. The large waterwheel 4. The giant Columbine flower sculpture 5. The large xylophone 6. The bronze sculpture of Enos Mills and his dog, Scotch 7. The gazebo west of Moraine Ave. 8. Mrs. Walsh's Garden gate 9. The Historic Park Theater 10. Any painted utility box on the Riverwalk 11. The bronze sculpture of Samson the Elk 12. Any t-shirt noting Estes Park's altitude (7,522 feet) *WILDCARD: One of the several bronze pika sculptures scattered around town (any one of them may be used as a Wildcard replacement for any ONE of the above). Photographs must be submitted by email no later than midnight Sunday, July 5, 2020, to photohunt@estes.org. Photos may only be submitted via email. Late submissions will not be eligible for the prize drawing. Please include name and phone number with each email. Contest and photo submission information is also available at www.estesparkeventscomplex.com. (Fun, creative photos will be much appreciated by the reviewers!) Qualifying entries will be eligible for a drawing to win one complimentary overnight stay (one room for one night) at The Stanley Hotel (some limitations and date exclusions may apply). For information on the status of other upcoming events, stay tuned to the Events Complex website: www.estesparkeventscomplex.com.

Town Offices Closed July 3 In Observance Of Independence Day The Town of Estes Park will be closed Friday, July 3, in observance of Independence Day. Staff will resume normal operating

hours Monday, July 6. For more information please call the Public Information Office at 970577-3701.

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Let’s Focus On What We Can Control: Service Many community service-oriented people call Estes Park home. Their selfless gifts of time, resources, and ideas serve the common good here. As does the civil and transparent nature of their service. In the spirit of finding the good and praising it, I am using this space to acknowledge the service of several such people. Last week, the town board of Estes issued its first proclamation. Fittingly, it recognized the service of Kris and Gary Hazelton, operators of the Estes Park News. Who, while reporting the happenings around town since 1999, also increased revenues for local nonprofits, created Elk Festival and helped with the Rotary Duck Race, raised funds for ambulance services and helped launch the K-9 program of the Estes Police Department. Kris and Gary’s enthusiasm for serving Estes is an inspiration for us all. Michelle Purdy is Meals on Wheels Coordinator for Crossroads Ministry of Estes Park. Starting as a driver 23 years ago—to show her kids the importance of volunteering and serving the community— Michelle now coordinates 53 drivers who deliver a main-meal-ofthe-day to townspeople. In 2019, drivers spent 1,710 hours delivering 3,732 meals. On a personal note, meals-on-wheels has come full circle for my family. My mother Eileen Koenig, delivered meals. Then, when she developed Alzheimer’s and could no longer cook, she received them. Now, on Wednesdays Roger and I deliver meals. Michelle’s commitment to keeping people fed is a huge blessing for many in Estes. Please give her a call a (970) 480-1082 to explore ways you might

serve. If you’ve eaten at the Mountain Home Café, then you likely know Olga de Ortega, its owner since 2008. What you may not know is Olga and her family support local Latino families by providing meals, library books, and other help. Also, Olga and her family started the annual Cinco de Mayo celebration here. Please stop by the café for some terrific food and a chance to talk with Olga about ways of getting more involved. Over five years ago Ken and Liz Zornes came to Estes from Texas. Becoming Roger and my neighbors and over time dear friends. Ken and Liz’s boundless energy quickly turned to community service. With Liz serving as president of Estes’ League of Women Voters, and on boards of the Estes Valley Library, Newcomers, Stanley Home Foundation and Trail Gazette. Also giving time to the American Legion post, ELL program and Rotary. With Ken serving as a Town Trustee and board member of the Transportation Advisory Board, Hospital Foundation, Flinch Forward, Rotary, Learning Place, and Association for Responsible Development. And as a member of Newcomers and American Legion. Next week, Ken and Liz are returning to Texas. Liz and Ken, you’ve been the epitome of service. We’ll miss you. Estes Park is a better because Kris and Gary, Michelle, Olga and her family, and Ken and Liz—and service oriented people like them—chose to live, work and serve here. Please take time to thank all. And, look for ways that you might serve too.

Town Will Not Proceed With "Stay Healthy Streets" Test In July After additional evaluation of implementation challenges, costs, and impacts, the Town will not proceed with a weekend test of the Stay Healthy Streets proposal in July 2020. The proposal would have closed traffic lanes downtown in order to provide more room for pedestrians to maintain social distance and provide a sense of safety to encourage guests to return to downtown businesses. A marked increase in downtown vehicle and pedestrian traffic during the month of June, and related needs for

staffing and equipment, led the Town Board to direct staff to forego the July test. We appreciate the community's input on this concept as well as extensive efforts of our citizen-led Transportation Advisory Board. The concept proposal may be revisited at a future date in response to changes in the COVID-19 pandemic or community desire to evaluate the multimodal benefits contained in the Town's adopted transportation plans and policies.


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2019 Water Quality Report Shows Town Continues To Provide Excellent Drinking Water The Town of Estes Park Water Division has produced the latest “Consumer Confidence Report” for water customers. The report, which is officially titled the “Annual Water Quality Report” includes information on the Town’s water source, treatment facilities, health information and sampling results from January through December 2019. The report illustrates that the Town of Estes Park continues to surpass strict federal and state standards and provide residents and visitors to the community the very best drinking water possible. The Water Quality Report is available on the Town’s website at www.estes.org/consumerconfidencereport. Copies are also available at the following locations: Town Hall at 170 MacGregor Avenue; Town of Estes Park Water Division at 577 Elm Road; EVRPD Community Center at 660

Community Drive; Estes Park Medical Center at 555 Prospect Avenue; Larimer County Health Department at 1601 Brodie Avenue; Salud Family Health Center at 1950 Redtail Hawk Drive and The Estes Valley Library at 335 E Elkhorn Avenue and the Visitor Center at 500 Big Thompson Avenue. Mailed copies may be requested by contacting Deb Callahan, Water Quality and Laboratory Supervisor at dcallahan@estes.org or 970-577-3624. The Town Water Division, which serves approximately 6,600 customers in the winter and more than 25,000 in the summer, operates with a capacity of 4 million gallons per day. With 15 employees, the division maintains two water treatment facilities, more than 110 miles of distribution lines and over 710 fire hydrants. For more information on water quality, contact Deb Callahan at 970-577-3624.

Bond Park Cowboy Singalongs To Resume In Summer Of 2021 It is with regret that we announce the Bond Park Cowboy Singalong series will not take place this summer in downtown Estes Park, Colorado. After considering options and many logistical and public safety concerns, it is decided that the series will resume next year. Summer 2021 will mark the 25th anniversary of the

Cowboy Brad Singalong programs, and we look forward to being "back in the saddle again." Thank you all for your support and friendship, and may we all stay healthy and afloat. Happy trails to you, until we meet again.

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Town Of Estes Park Offers Food Tax Refunds To Qualified Residents During July

Celebrate Independence Day at the Legion July 3 & 4 beginning at 11:30 a.m. Fun, food & music! VETERANS SERVICES

Vet Assistance 9‐11 a.m. Tuesday, July 7 & Wednesday, July 8 Assistance for Veterans and their families regarding benefits they have earned and related topics.


Each year, the Town of Estes Park offers refunds of sales tax paid on food items to qualified residents. Applicants must have lived within the boundaries of the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District during the entire 12 months of 2019, have an income within the guidelines in the table below, and fall within one of the following categories: Resident families with dependent children under the age of 18 in 2019; residents who are disabled and received disability income in 2019; or, residents who were at least 65 years of age in 2019. Food tax refund applications will be

available July 1, 2020, in the vestibule outside the Police Department entrance at Town Hall, 170 MacGregor Ave., from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and at www.estes.org/food-taxrefund- program. Applications will be accepted through July 31, 2020. Along with the completed application, certain applicants must provide copies of proof of residency and income, and any other required documents. The requirements are explained in the application. For more information, please call the Finance Department at 970-586-5331, ext. 0.

BINGO 7 p.m. Sunday, July 5 & Thursday, July 9 Bingo cards $10 each; blackout cards $2. Fun and prizes for all ages! Queen of Hearts 7 p.m. Friday, July 3 & 10. Draw to win $$!! Independence Day Celebration 11:30 a.m.‐? p.m. July 3 & 4 Cover charge $10; $5 for children under 12. All‐you‐can‐eat burgers, hot dogs, and sides all day long. Classic cars on display. Friday 4 p.m. music by Gary Hall and Friends; Saturday 5 p.m. music by the Mountain Town Rockers. Going Away Party 5 p.m. Friday, July 10 Join us as we honor the con‐ tributions of Dottie & Bill Allen to Circle 119. Magic Show 3 & 7 p.m. Saturday, July 11 Come and see the Master of Illusion at Estes Park’s one and only magic show! This Saturday’s intro‐ ductory shows are free to the public.


Small Plate Menu 4‐7 p.m. Saturday through Thursday. Chef John Marshall serves appetizers from the Legion kitchen. Steak Night by the Sons of the American Legion 5:30‐7 p.m. Friday, July 10.


Sunrise Rotary Breakfast meeting 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 7 Foundation Board 3 p.m. Monday, July 6 Operations Committee Meeting 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 8 Masks are required at Circle 119 until you are seated at a table, social distancing will be required, and all other Larimer County Health Department rules observed.

A patriotic American flag image painted on grass in downtown Estes Park.

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Support Cancer Care In Estes Park: Paint Estes Pink Online Summer in Estes Park is different this year. The Rooftop Rodeo, one of the signature events in Estes Park, has been postponed to 2021 due to the coronavirus. As such, there will be no Paint Estes Pink campaign this year to raise funds for cancer care at Estes Park Health. The good news is you can still help. The Estes Park Health Foundation will be virtually pink this year to raise funds for a new ultrasound system for the Outpatient Infusion Clinic. The infusion clinic provides chemotherapy treatments for those battling cancer and infusions to treat other chronic diseases, right here in Estes Park. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cancer treatment usually involves multiple appointments and causes intense side effects like fatigue and nausea. If treatment can be given here at Estes Park Health rather than forcing cancer patients to commute to facilities in the Valley, local patients and loved ones have more opportunities to rest and spend quality time together. What a wonderful gift to be able to give,â&#x20AC;? said Kevin L. Mullin, Estes Park Health Foundationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Executive Director.

Pink Night at 2019 Estes Park Rodeo.

The new ultrasound machine will help place and confirm Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) lines. PICC lines are used to give chemotherapy. With the opening of Estes Park Health Urgent Care Center in May of 2020, the Outpatient Infusion Clinic is expanding from four stations to six and an ultrasound machine designed specifically for Vascular Access use is needed. This new machine allows clinicians to confirm the PICC tip and eliminates the need for chest x-rays, so PICC lines can be used right away. The machine also has visual catheter tip tracking, which increases placement efficiency. Please go to givetoeph.org/pink for more information and to make a generous contribution. Thank you for your support of quality healthcare in the Estes Valley. The Estes Park Health Foundation increases community awareness of Estes Park Health, and develops, manages and distributes funds to assist EPH in fulfilling its mission. To learn more about initiatives or to volunteer, contact them at GiveToEPH.org or 970-577-4370.

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There are three books I keep close when I write this column. The first is the American Heritage Dictionary, which I have mentioned in this space several times in the past. I received my edition from Grandma Ward as a high school graduation gift. Taped to first page is the gift tag which reads in her familiar, old-school script, “Dear Sarah. May you enjoy this book for a long time. Love Gram. 1978.” I doubt Gram ever dreamed I’d be using the same dictionary 42 years later. I love everything about it: its red hard cover with a gold eagle imprinted on it; the speckled fore edge (the outer edge of the pages) ; the round cut-outs on the fore edge, called index notches, that run diagonally, top to bottom, front to back, in alphabetical order, indicating where a new section starts; the aged-paper smell when I open the tome; its heft; and the yellowed newspaper crossword puzzles dated 1986 that I have chosen to leave tucked between its pages, even though the puzzles are done. Sometimes I look up the spelling or definition of a word on my computer, but I also choose to visit my old friend, the American Heritage Dictionary. We’re buddies. The second book I keep on the shelves above my drop-down writing desk is Roget’s International Thesaurus. (I grew up thinking his name was “Rodg-ETT.” Please don’t tell anyone that.) This treasury of words, first published in 1852 when Roget was 72, is different than the dictionary because the words are grouped according to idea rather than alphabetically. First I go to the index in the back of the book where I look up the idea of a word. Let’s pick a random word: hope. The idea of hope could mean several things, one just a smidge different from the next: desire, wish, aspiration, hopefulness, sanguine expectation, cardinal virtues, belief, possibility, recourse and expect. The subcategory wish falls under the broader category desire, which has been assigned the number 100. So I go to the page with the 100s on it and there, a rich collection of colorful, useful words await. It’s like Christmas each time I look up a word. I read each synonym until I find the exact word I am looking for. This makes me very happy. My thesaurus gets it. It knows. It can put into a word exactly what I am trying to describe, providing the wonderful (splendiferous, bonny <Brit>, exquisite) sense of being understood. While the dictionary is my pal, I’m in love with the thesaurus. The third book at my beck and call while I write The Thunker is the Associ-

ated Press (AP) Stylebook, the leading reference guide for journalists. Writers use the AP Stylebook when we aren’t sure about the proper use of grammar and punctuation. Capitalization is a biggie. For example, the title of president should only be capitalized when it is used immediately before a name. President George Washington is correct. But when writing about the president, we don’t use a capital P, i.e., he spoke with the president about capitalization. My 2005 edition is somewhat out of date. On page 124 it tells me the word Internet should be capitalized because it is a formal noun, as is World Wide Web, or Web for short. But 11 years after my outdated stylebook was published, the Associated Press alerted me that internet and web are no longer capitalized. My AP Stylebook is a colleague. We work together and share an office. It knows a whole lot more than I do and is patient and kind in providing guidance when I ask for it. Again, my version needs updating. Here’s why—and this is very important. Our country is in the thick of dramatic and long-overdue change. I hope so, anyway (I crave it. Aspire to it. Thirst for it). People who have never spoken up against, reached out to help, or risen above racism are now stepping forward, finally using their voices to oppose— mostly peacefully—the centuries-long persecution of Blacks. One tiny way we can do that—tiny yet significant in its intent—is by capitalizing the letter B. This change was made official by the Associated Press two weeks ago. The ethnic group of people we are discussing share commonalities of race and culture different than my own just as the Asian, Hispanic, and Native American or Indigenous peoples do. (Indiginous is also being capitalized by the AP as of two weeks ago.) Black. Looking back, we publicly acknowledge the long-term oppression of Blacks in America. Today, we want to show our respect for their complex and intriguing culture. Looking forward, we work to advance the promise of justice and equality in this country—their home. My home. Our home. “The lowercase black is a color, not a person,” said John Daniszewski, AP’s vice president of standards. Use Black, not black. It matters. You may let The Thunker know what you think at her e-mail address, donoholdt@gmail.com. © 2020 Sarah Donohoe

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Duck Race To Purchase, Give Away Merchant Gift Cards Sept. 19 Promises Many Changes For Fans, Sponsors By: Rita DuChateau, Rotary Club of Estes Park

Estes Park Duck Race fans love this event for so many reasons: an exciting day in our mountain town, a chance to support 67 Estes Valley organizations, and yes, the prizes. Each year the Duck Race awards hundreds of prizes, ranging from trips and cash awards to gift certificates donated by local merchants. Well, like everything else about this year’s Estes Park Duck Race, the prizes have changed, too. It all started with the Prize Committee, a group of hard-working Rotary Club of Estes Park volunteers. They recognized that asking merchants whose businesses had been closed due to COVID-19 requirements to donate prizes would present a bit of a preDUCKament. They pondered some options, after reflecting on two tenets of Rotary: what would be fair to all concerned and what would build goodwill and better friendships? “We quickly realized that asking merchants for prizes during this health crisis would not meet those principles and

would be counterproDUCKtive” explained 2020 “Big Duck” Karen Thompson. Voila! Cut some costs, reduce the amount of cash prizes, reallocate some of the nest egg (budget), and turn things around completely. The Duck Race Committee freed up $11,000 through these measures, and is, in turn, donating to the local merchants instead of asking them for donations. Race fans will still win prizes, called Duck Bucks, but they will be donated by the Estes Park Duck Race as a way to give back to the town’s merchants who have supported the event in 2017, 2018 and 2019. “Qualified merchants will be receiving an email from bigduck@epduckrace.org letting them know how much money they will be receiving and how to partic-

ipate,” Thompson explained. “Those funds will be used to purchase gift certificates to be given away as Duck Bucks to prize winners.” The committee members who have propelled this year’s merchant prize effort are Jennifer Comstock, Beth Weisberg, Annie Slack, Barb Bibler, Harriette Woodard, Sandy Lasson, and Karen Thompson. The 32nd Annual Estes Park Duck Race is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 19. Postponed due to the state and county regulations governing gatherings, the race originally planned to drop the ducks on Saturday, May 2. The silver lining of the delayed race is that the 67 Participating Organizations have more time to sell adoptions. The decision to have a live event or a virtual race will be made in early September. “We hope to conduct a live race beginning at a location upstream of Riverside Plaza,” Thompson said. “If COVID-19 restrictions are still in place, a virtual race will be held, and will be livestreamed (no pun intended). As much as we want to see thousands of yellow ducks race down Fall River, the ducks may need to save their paddling skills for

next year." All duck adoptions are occurring online to ensure the safety of volunteers and representatives of Participating Organizations. The event website is https://www.epduckrace.org Duck adoptions are $20 ($22 with processing fee)

with $19 going to a Participating Organization. This year, a special Quack Pack is available, five duck adoptions for $110 with all benefitting one Participating Organization. Each Quack Pack provides the adopter with an extra duck in the race at no cost. Questions? Email DuckCentral@EPDuckRace.org or call 970-480-5002.

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EVICS Welcomes New Executive Director EVICS (Estes Valley Investment in Children’s Success) Family Resource Center proudly announces that as of July 1, 2020 Christine (Chris) Douglas is the new Executive DiChris Douglas rector. Nancy Almond has stepped down from that position after 14 years and handed over the reins to Chris for EVICS FRC’s continuing growth development. Chris has worked more than 25 years with children and families and in healthcare ad-

ministrative positions in Nebraska and Wyoming. She has recently moved to Estes Park and is settling into the community. Chris brings enthusiasm, energy, managerial and leadership skills. She leads with an open ear and heart. She states that she, “is a lifetime learner, a hard worker, and works to help others succeed.” She is looking forward to maintaining and creating partnerships with community leaders, continuing successful programs and creating new ones as the needs of Estes Valley families change. Please help us welcome her to our community and continue to support EVICS FRC as it continues its mission to “provide services that strengthen and support families and children in the early years of life.”

November, 2020 Annual Holiday House Cancelled The Elizabeth Guild Board of Directors would like to inform the public this year’s annual Holiday House event has been cancelled due to COVID 19 concerns. We believe the safety of the public, volunteers and staff is our first priority during these unusual times. After serious consideration, we decided to cancel this year’s event. This doesn’t mean that customers will miss out on great items for holiday giving. Items normally available at the Holiday House will be available for purchase at the Guild. Great bargains on holiday clothing, linens, household items and decorations will be featured in the store throughout the year.

Watch for more information and details in the coming months. In the meantime, stop in and see what treasures we have for you. Please remember that masks and social distancing are required for all visitors at the Elizabeth Guild Thrift Store. Our store hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We are accepting donations Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or until we are full due to the three day quarantine we must observe and limited storage space. We are located at 427 W. Elkhorn Ave. If you have any questions please call the store (970) 586-7205.

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Knights Of Columbus Scholarships

Angela Munch

Tapia Bernal and Miss Angela Munch.   Both individuals achieved near perfect academic scores and received high praise from their teachers while providing significant service to our church and community. Both young ladies will be attending the university of their choice where the scholarship funds will apply directly to their academic expenses.

The Knights of Columbus Council of Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church is pleased to announce the presentation of $1,000 scholarships to two of our local graduating seniors and members of OLM. These scholarships are based on outstanding academic achievements, active support of our church and local civic involvement. Scholarship recipients are Miss Paulina

Paulina Tapia Bernal

We are open as a virtual church without walls See pccrusa.org for fellowship, prayer and worship schedules Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies https://pccrusa.org Virtual Worship and Fellowship Schedule via Zoom E-mail pastor@pccrusa.org for password Activity and Time

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Fellowship Hour every Sunday 11 AM

208 642 989

 Social Hour every Thursday at 4:30 PM





547 178 866


787 960 956

Midweek Worship every Wednesday at 6 PM


275 108 954

Midday Prayer every M-Th at noon

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Worship every Sunday 6 PM 

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Estes Park Western Heritage 2020 Youth Scholarship Fund Recipients Announced Estes Park Western Heritage, the nonprofit group of volunteers that works with the Town of Estes Park to produce the award-winning Rooftop Rodeo, is proud to announce the recipients of its 2020 youth scholarships. The Estes Park Western Heritage Youth Scholarship Fund recognizes graduating high school seniors whose contributions to the community reflect and support the mission of the organization “To support the Rooftop Rodeo and preserve and promote the western heritage of the Estes Valley.” “We are happy to announce three $1,000 awards this year” said Ben Vigil, a board member of the committee. “It’s important to invest in the youth of our community.” Board Chairman Mark Purdy added “This has been a tough year for everyone as we deal with the damage caused by the Covid pandemic. We are glad to be able to award these scholarships, and it’s just the first of several financial contributions we plan on doing for the Estes Valley this year.” This year’s award winners include: • Esabella Burkhardt, a student in the Estes Park School District for 13 years,

graduating with a 3.99 GPA. Esabella will attend Colorado State University. • Noel Villanueva, a student in the Estes Park School District for seven years, graduating with a 3.92 GPA. Noel will attend the University of Wyoming. • Aubrey Kinley, a student in the Estes Park School District for 13 years, graduating with a 3.92 GPA. Aubrey will attend Texas A&M University. Aubrey was a part of our Royalty Program! Graduating high school seniors who have in some way contributed or desire to contribute to the Western heritage of the Estes Valley are encouraged to apply for future awards. For more information visit www.rooftoprodeo.com/ youth-scholarship.html About Estes Park Western Heritage Estes Park Western Heritage, Inc. is a non-profit, service-oriented, philanthropic organization that organizes, sponsors, and hosts a variety of events and activities in support of our western traditions and culture. Proceeds also help support the annual Western Heritage Youth Scholarship and the Rooftop Rodeo Royalty program.

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July 11th is Shore to Shore Saturday

From Hawaii to Florida, celebrate summer at The Baldpate Inn with a delicious Watermelon Mimosa, while sporting your best Hawaiian Shirt. We’re just a short trip from town for the best view around!

July 12th is Sweet Sunday in the Sun

Enjoy limited-edition Key Lime, Coconut Cream, and Dreamsicle Pies! Wear your shorts and sandals, kick back, and relax with us. Enter to win a Grand Prize drawing of a Key Gift Certificate!

Unlock your summer of fun with us at The Baldpate Inn! CALL now for reservations 970-586-53907 (KEYS) 4900 S Highway 7 Reservations@BaldpateInn.com Dine-In or Take-Out – B&B Lodging – Key & Photo Museum

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Still More Good Newsâ&#x20AC;? Program At Ten Letters By Virologist John Meissner

The recent jump in cumulative cases reported by Utah (inset at right) stands in stark contrast to numbers reported by Larimer County (above). Photo courtesy Larimer County Health Department

Since the 1870s, Estes Park has been recognized as a haven for slowing the progress of diseases with a respiratory component. The growth of the organism responsible for tuberculosis is hampered by lower oxygen concentrations present at higher altitudes. Asthma sufferers encounter fewer triggers when surrounded by cleaner, drier air. So was the lower incidence of influenza complications in Estes Park in1918 (compared to surrounding communities) or, of more relevance, the paucity of COVID-19 cases thus far, due to lower population density alone, or is there something specific about the climate or topography or prevailing winds or "herd" characteristics of Estes Park and its permanent residents that provides a protective advantage? While bordering states have seen a recent increase in cases of infection due to SARS-CoV-2, Colorado (and, more to the point, Larimer County and Estes Park) counts continue to hold steady, or trend downward. Texas residents flocking to "safer" sections of Texas for vacations have caused an increase in case

numbers in these locations. Yet, paradoxically, Estes Park has yet to encounter what many consider an inevitable result of more visitors transiting through. Is the Estes Park air, or Estes Park lungs, because of where they reside or the bodies they reside in, somehow less accommodating to viral replication or transmission? Does speculating on these possibilities invite a rude comeuppance, and a lesson in the folly of unwarranted hopes of exceptionalism? Join virologist John Meissner this Monday, July 6, for a 15-minute program entitled "Some More Good News" at Ten Letters on 240 Moraine Avenue. For those unfamiliar with the format, modified since the outbreak, entry is restricted to individual "units" of no more than five related family members, sitting at one end of a long conference table. Lectures are repeated every quarter hour between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., with reservations encouraged but not required. Your wait outside on comfortable chairs will generally be short, even without reservations. Masks are, however, mandatory, as are temperature checks and symptom-free responses prior to gaining entry. Free parking is available across the street, with additional information available at 970 586-4889.

Allister Needs A New, Forever Home! Allister is 2-3 years old. He is affectionate and loves rubbing on people. He is about 11 pounds and has big paws. We are still learning how he will do with dogs and other cats. Allister is currently living at the Pet Lodge at the Animal Medical Center. Stop by or call 970-286-1652 to meet this special cat. All pets are offered through the Pet Association of Estes Park, a non-profit organization that is your local humane society. You can make a tax-deductible donation to the Pet Association by sending your check to P.O. Box 4342, Estes Park, CO 80517. For more information, please call 970-286-1652.

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Community Foundation Invites Funding Requests

Estes Community Fund grant applications available July 1 to 22 The Community Foundation of Northern Colorado announces that its annual competitive grant cycle started July 1, when application forms became available on its website. One of the ways the Community Foundation supports local nonprofits is through this annual competitive grant cycle. After reviewing the 2019 grant applications, the Foundation’s Estes Valley Community Fund committee distributed more than $106,270 to 22 nonprofit agencies that directly serve Estes Valley residents. The grantmaking committee supports innovative, sustainable programs and actions that will make a positive difference in the future, reducing needs, and removing barriers that impede success for the residents of the Estes Valley. Projects or programs that directly serve

the residents of the Estes Valle, enhance the Estes Valley community, and provide support to the diverse local population are preferred. Fundraising events, endowments, development funds, and operating expenses are generally not supported. Large capital projects are considered only if they have a high community interest and are consistent with the goals of the committee. Charitable organizations that serve the Estes Valley are invited to submit a grant application for consideration by the Foundation’s Estes Valley Community Fund committee. The application will be posted on the Community Foundation’s website (NoCoFoundation.org/nonprofits/grants/) on July 1, and the deadline to submit applications is 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Nonprofit agencies with questions about the competitive grant cycle can send an email to DonorServices@NoCoFoundation.org or call Elizabeth Messerli, donor services manager, at (970) 488-1986.

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Humphrey Scroggin was 17 years old when he enlisted in the Virginia Militia. You won’t find his name in any history books—he was just one of the thousands that rallied behind George Washington in our nation’s fight for independence. Humphrey was my fifth-great-grandfather, a fact I didn’t know until I was randomly snooping around Ancestry.com and Find-a-Grave.com a decade or so ago. There was a picture of Humphrey’s grave marker in a cemetery on a remote hillside in Mount Pulaski, Illinois that honored his service of nearly two-hundred-and-fifty years ago. He was actually present in Yorktown, Virginia when Lord Cornwall surrendered to Gen. Washington on Oct. 19, 1781. Humphrey’s efforts should have entitled him to a military pension, but unfortunately, all of his documentation was destroyed in a fire and his claim was denied by the government. However—as I was about to find out— our family’s story in America goes back long before the Revolutionary War. Along the way I discovered that the Scroggin family is included in its index by the National Society of Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America. George Scroggin sailed from England to Maryland about 1685. He married a woman named Susanna who also came to this country from England. I was fascinated to learn that my longago grandmother (for the sake of convenience, let’s forget about the number


eventually led Humphrey’s entourage to of greats) was at one point found guilty Mount Pulaski, just twenty miles or so of stealing watermelons and other profrom Springfield, Illinois. It was a town duce. Her husband, George, was away where Abraham Lincoln maintained an from home for some length of time (the office in the courtdetails as to why house where he remain a bit could practice law sketchy). During when his clients George’s absence, were in the area. Susanna and a man were arAs I soon discovrested for the ered, researching thefts. Both were family history can convicted and be extremely resentenced to pay warding and addicfor their crimes, tive. So, in July but the man 2011 I decided to somehow slipped venture to Mount away and disapPulaski to take part peared. Apparin its 175th anniverently, Susanna’s View of the tombstone with the plaques on sary celebration punishment (that either side indicated he was a Revolutionary (technically it’s of being stripped War veteran. called a quartoseptto the waist and centennial, but who lashed) was never carried out. George can spell that let alone say it). During eventually returned to his family and life what proved to be continued. Perhaps, I suppose if you memorable days in look, there are skeletons in each of our the town, I met declosets. scendants I never knew existed and Moving forward a generation or two, learned all about after the war for independence, our family’s impact Humphrey married Sarah Kirby and upon the area. they migrated west. Many people made the same journey at that time in our his- Cousins Stephen tory. People generally traveled with fam- and Tom Martin beily and friends looking for new opportu- came my mentors, dear friends, and I continue to treasure our relationships to nities on the great frontier. Many of the men had served together with the Amer- this day. ican army during the war. Their trek One of the things I value most about the trip is being told by Stephen how our great-great-grandmother handled life with her children on the prairie. A farmer by trade, her husband found it necessary to travel frequently to sell their crops and other goods. Phoebe became known throughout the area for baking fresh bread and providing it to members of the local Indian tribe to foster friendship (and her family’s safety). I’ve since become a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and continue to research our family’s history. One of the biggest challenges has been to authenticate the relationship between Carter Scroggin Jr. (my greatgreat-grandfather) and his wife, Emily Ridgeway. When their son-yet another Carter-passed away, the person filling out the death certificate listed a woman

we’d never heard of as his mother. As is often the case, due to emotional stress and other factors, information provided at the time of a person’s death can be inaccurate and the woman listed on the document is no one even the DAR can find any information about. Unfortunately, that death certificate entry has thrown a wrench into finalizing our family tree. I have photos of Emily’s tombstone that lists Carter as her son, but even so, I need documentation to prove her connection to our family. So, the quest continues . . . Are you curious about your family’s legacy? Don’t hesitate—the resources are vast and available, and information is simply waiting to be discovered. It’s fun, rewarding, and more importantly essential for us to pass along everything we learn to future generations. You don’t need to have had a soldier who fought in the Revolutionary War for the memories to be important. Every ancestor’s story is meaningful and needs to be remembered. As we embark upon the Independence Day weekend, we need to focus upon the principles and philosophies that form the backbone of our nation. This celebration should not be about fireworks and backyard barbecues. We need to honor the sacrifices of all those who have done everything in their power to keep the ideals of our forefathers alive throughout our country’s history—including the multitude of ordinary men like Humphrey Scroggin. By doing so, we can work toward making equality and acceptance of and for all a reality. There is no denying it: These are hard times. History is waiting out there to teach us so many valuable lessons if we will simply listen, and in this tumultuous time, we can’t afford to turn our backs on the experiences and realities of the past. Instead, we need to do our best to build upon them for a better tomorrow.

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“Trivia Night At The Baldpate Inn” students and emerging professionals in the field of Museum Studies. Danielle is a graduate student in Museology at the University of Washington and enjoys contemporary art and storytelling in museums. Madeline is a History major and collage artist at Aquinas College. Adam is a recent graduate of Bates College and hopes to pursue a gradThe Baldpate Inn is honored to anuate degree in Museum Studies. This nounce a fascinating Summer Enchanted years’ Key Room Curators bring a comEvening on Wednesday, July 8th at 7 bined total of nearly 10 years of museum p.m.in the Baldpate Key Room and On- experience in their young careers. They line at the Baldpate Inn YouTube Chancannot wait to share their knowledge of nel for our special event: “Trivia Night at all things Baldpate, Colorado, and keys! The Baldpate Inn.” This year we will be reformatting the Join us at The Baldpate Inn to test your Summer Enchanted Evenings event seknowledge of fascinating topics such as ries. The series will be held in a combilocal Colorado History and all things nation of online live-streaming as well as key-related on Wednesday, July 8th, 2020 in-person. Due to limited seating alat 7:00 p.m. for our Summer Enchanted lowances for your safety, only 25 indiEvening! This special program, Trivia viduals may attend the in-person event. Night at The Baldpate Inn, will be an ex- To reserve a spot at one of our Summer citing interactive experience conducted Enchanted Evenings, please call 970in a game-show style where quiz topics 568-5397. Spots are going fast and there range from highlights of the Key Room is no guarantee of seating without a collection, to Baldpate history and more. reservation. This years’ Key Room Curators, Danielle Check out our website www.BaldNew, Madeline Anderson, and Adam pateInn.com for further information and Dohn will be hosting this special event. for other Summer Enchanted Evening Feel free to brush up on trivia material events all summer long. by reading The Key Room blog! We also invite you to make reservations Danielle, Madeline, and Adam are for dinner to enjoy our homemade soup thrilled to be working as Key Room Cu- and salad before our enchanted evenings rators for this Summer 2020 season at begin! The Baldpate Inn. They are all college


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Some years ago a youth worker named Tim Stafford wrote an insightful book with the above title. This excellent book was filled with chapter after chapter of interviews with, and articles about, people who grew up feeling like a ‘nobody’. He went on to give insights into why that happens in people’s lives, impacting what they do in later life. Could it be that much of what is occurring today ties in with those feelings, felt by multitudes that we / they are a ‘nobody’, disrespected and unappreciated by society and others? In his book Tim shares about a now full-grown man, trim and muscular, who asks: “Do I look ‘fat’ to you?” He had been called ‘fatty’ when he was a youth…when he was ‘fat’…but could never escape the stigma he felt in those days, even though he was no longer ‘fat’, but ‘fit’. The same is true of many handsome men and beautiful women, who formed an image in their mind of ‘ugliness’ in their youth and have never been able to ‘shake it’ even though it is far from true today. As a result some often act out in seemingly bizarre ways or do things to their bodies as if to say” “Look at me! I am ‘somebody!’”. Tim tells of one person. “A girl rode our bus in high school. She had orange, fuzzy hair, wore outlandish clothes and drenched herself in perfume. I suppose she was saying ‘Look at me! Look at me! I’m not only human. I’m a woman!” One day she exploded at a senior guy: ‘You, Mr. High and Mighty! You think you’re everything.’ Later, I asked her brother: ‘Have I ever given you that feeling that I’m better than you?’ He never did answer me, just looked out the window at the trees.” How do we make people feel? How are negative beliefs and concepts of oneself implanted in the mind of a person? Obviously, when we hear negative comments made about us when we are young and impressionable it often becomes imbedded. How many of us who were stuck with glasses early in our youth (in my case 8 years old) heard ourselves referred to as ‘old four-eyes’? We’ve heard it said: “Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words will never hurt me!” What a joke that was! Most all of us have been ‘hurt’ by words we’ve heard, directed at us. I read recently the words of a very successful professional athlete who remembers a ‘racial slur’ directed at him when he was young and it still hurts. Tim writes: “Yesterday, I sat in a restaurant full of college kids and a group of girls noisily sat down. They looked over at a pimply-faced guy two tables away, and I heard one snicker. ‘Oh, Yuck!’ What a thing to say of a human! How many times does a guy have to hear ‘Oh, Yuck!’ before he believes—really believes—‘I am garbage. I am a walking, living, breathing pile of trash.’ So, how does one escape from that false view? How do people who start to believe ‘I must be a nobody’…because of listening to others’ negative assessments and comments…act to be able to build their self-esteem and selfworth? Many, like our pro athlete, push themselves to excel in their career to ‘be the best they can be’ and ‘show’ people who tried to limit them early on, how wrong they were, and how great the negatively attacked person is. Others join in some group or effort where they can be ‘Somebody’. Gangs have long been a ‘haven’ for people who don’t ‘fit in’ with other groups in society and they gain attention for themselves and acceptance among others who also ‘feel like a nobody’ and act out in negative, even illegal, ways and activities. It would seem that many current protesters have espoused a ‘cause’ that allows them to be a ‘somebody’ in promoting Social Justice. I commend the Denver Chief of Police who, by marching with them, let them know they are ‘Somebodies’ and are trying to make a difference. I hope all of us are helping people feel like ‘Somebody’ special. Jesus did just that with all ages, nationalities, and ‘walks of life’. Tim closes with this prayer: “Lord, by your Spirit, help me to see beneath the skin and posture, style and hair. For I’m told you yourself, Jesus, were nothing for looks, but you sure are worth getting to know.” Bob Lewis

Estes Park Senior Citizens Center Menu July 6 - 10 Monday, Jul 6 Chicken Quesadilla w/ soup of the day Tuesday, Jul 7 Avocado Bacon Burger w/ tomato salad Wednesday, Jul 8 Fried Chicken (3 pc) w/ mashed potatoes, gravy & vegetables Thursday, Jul 9 Chicken Alfredo w/ Spaghetti, garlic bread & side salad Friday, Jul 10 Trout (4 oz) w/ coleslaw and soup

Nonprofit Relief Fund Is Active COVID persists. Masks and social dis- need to pay their electric bill. Others tancing continue to be the best defense. need new safety tools and equipment to continue offering their services. Some For nonprofits, this often means canare busier than celled ever and need fundraising money to increase events and their offerings. loss of inThe Nonprofit come for Relief Fund is fed paid servby various sources: ices. individual donaWhen tions (these range COVID generally from started, the $20-1,000), the sale Nonprofit of fundraising tResource shirts (each t-shirt Center essale puts about $12 tablished a into the fund), corRelief Fund porate donations to help (the Albertson bridge the Foundation), and gap in fundother nonprofits in ing during Estes Park (Village COVID, or The Relief Fund has awarded $21k to local nonThrift and now the to amplify profits, bringing the total relief amount to $46k. Rotary Club). necessary This fund grows each day, sometimes $12 and services. This sometimes $5000. All money is distributed within The Rotary Club fund is ac- Estes Park to amplify and support local services. of Estes Park Foundation (the Noon tive; as more Club) recently gave $4,500 from their money goes into the account, more designated fund for nonprofit grants to money is given out. The first round of the Nonprofit Relief Fund. They felt the funds was given away in May and totaled $25k. This week, another $21k was time to give is now, rather than during their year-end cycle. EPNRC appreciates awarded to three local agencies: Estes Valley Crisis Advocates (EVCA) to help their decision to entrust these funds be bridge the gap in operations, Estes Park justly distributed during this virus-disrupted time. This contribution is a great Learning Place (EPLP) to safely reopen with the necessary equipment, and Estes boost to the fund and the influx of Valley Investment in Childhood Success money allowed for another round of (EVICS) to purchase technology for vir- grants to our local nonprofits. tual programs. Individual donations can be made at epnonprofit.org. The website also hosts This fund is nimble and flexible. In the the EPNRC Market Place, where you last 10-15 years, nonprofit grants have can purchase a masked elk or aspen trended away from operating expenses, fundraising t-shirt. The shirts come in which include salaries, rent, etc. All the great colors and were made by local things that keep the organization “runartists. Everyone is working so hard ning.” Oftentimes, grants will only fund right now to navigate this new time. EPa certain project, supplies, instructor NRC appreciates the network of supfees, research, etc. Unfortunately, in this port, kindness, and adaptability that is COVID moment, nonprofits may not keeping minds and hearts afloat right need a new printer as much as they now.

July 13 - 17 Monday, Jul 13 Tuesday, Jul 14 Wednesday, Jul 15 Thursday, Jul 16 Friday, Jul 17

Taco Salad w/ Chicken Hot Roast Beef Sandwich w/ mashed potatoes, gravy & vegetables Chicken Parmesan w/ Spaghetti, garlic bread & side salad Salisbury Steak w/ mashed potatoes, gravy & vegetables Signature Salad (greens topped w/cheese, croutons, pecans, corn, craisins & tomatoes) w/ Grilled Shrimp & ranch dressing

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 6th, you need to call before 1:00 PM on Friday, July 3rd. For reservations call 970-581-2195 and leave a detailed message. Pre-paid meal tickets and membership forms are available at the Estes Park Senior Citizens Center located at 1760 Olympian Lane and at estesparkseniors.org The Center is still closed. No Activities. Meals to Go will be delivered to your vehicle at the Senior Citizens Center! Pick up times 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Check out our website: estesparkseniors.org

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Celebrate Independence Day The Old-Fashioned Way: Classic Cars, Food, Flags, Fire Trucks And Beer


ith the Estes Park July 4th fireworks display cancelled, numerous private entities have developed their own celebration of the Independence of the United States in 1776. We Support Estes Park, the American Legion, Estes Park Car Club and Avant Garde Aleworks are hosting a series of intertwined events to celebrate Independence Day in Estes Park with the all-American icon, the vintage automobile. Nothing says freedom like a vintage car or truck, and all three locations (below) offer an opportunity to drive in with your classic car, or just check

out the rides and dream. The drive-in venues offer an opportunity to see different cars throughout the day at the three locations. Classic car owners can use the multiple venue format to park through Estes Park and enjoy the variety of activities available. If you like vintage cars, all-American food, veterans, and supporting Estes Park businesses and visitors, here are the places you can celebrate on July 4th: Bond Park/Town Hall: We Support Estes Park has parking spots reserved for vintage cars at 170 MacGregor Avenue. Cruise in with your vintage car from 12-4 p.m. on Saturday, July 4th. The “Snorkel” (the 1969 firetruck that came

adults, $5 for children. There are door prizes and a chance to win cash. The Estes Park Car Club will have numerous cars on display in a drive-in style show. Avant Garde Aleworks: Located at 920 Dunraven Street, Avant Garde celebrates their 1st anniversary on July 4th. They are offering new beer releases, live music, free food and limited-edition anniversary merchandise from 12 p.m. on. The Estes Park Car out of the museum to save downtown Club will have numerous cars cruising Estes Park during the 2009 fire) will be in at various times throughout the day. on display from 1-3 p.m. Bring a lunch from your favorite Estes Park restaurant, On Friday, July 3, the YMCA of the a lawn chair, American flag or musical Rockies is also hosting a vintage car instrument and hang out in the grass at parade, starting at 10 a.m. Bond Park. A great place to check out Schedules and updates are available classic cars and shop or dine in downon Facebook at: We Support Estes town Estes. Free town wifi. Park, Avant Garde Aleworks, Estes The American Legion: At the corner of Park Car Club and American Legion US 36 and Hwy 7, The Circle 119 Amer- Post 119. For questions on displaying ican Legion is celebrating on both Friday your car, call Craig at 586-4839. Help Estes Park welcome visitors and and Saturday (11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.), with celebrate Independence Day and the music both days. Enjoy an all-you-canfreedom we gained in 1776 in Estes eat picnic with burgers, brats, hot dogs Park by supporting local businesses. and sides with a $10 cover charge for

Hilltop Guild And The Old Gallery Join Forces During COVID-19 How do local organizations survive in a small mountain town, when resources are tight, local mandates eliminate primary fundraisers and the average age of residents is over 50? “We have to be creative, find new solutions and band together in order to survive and thrive,” said Allenspark’s Hilltop Guild President Donna Squyres. The organization has put on an annual Bazaar the first Saturday in August for more than 70 years, which provides funding for scholarships, special projects, building maintenance and fundraising for the local Fire Department. Due to the restrictions of COVID-19, this year’s bazaar was cancelled. “Fortunately, The Old Gallery in Allenspark offered to give us space to sell our weavings, quilts and other items— without charging us a dime,” said Squyres. “We’re so grateful to be able to share this space and create revenue for our projects.”

dition, Rocky Mountain Nature Conservancy operates a store in the building between Memorial Day and mid-October, offering maps, memorabilia, books, t-shirts and more. “Like The Hilltop Guild, we’re not able to put on our usual line-up of entertainment this year, like Hogabluesa Blues, Brews & BBQ, Red, White & Bluegrass, Songwriters in the Round and Rocky Mountain 101,” said The Old Gallery Board Chair Sandy Biebel. “We’re having to be creative in generating funds during COVID-19.” The Old Gallery is unable to put on its annual Gala, which traditionally happens in July. Instead, they’re making a GALLERY STRONG 2020 Appeal. “We’re asking that local residents and supporters donate the $90 they normally would have spent to attend the dinner and live and silent auction,” said Biebel. “We know some people are facing financial challenges, but hopefully anyone who has enDiane Turechek and Diana Bolter with Guild items. joyed events, taken classes or benefitted son, Elizabeth Hake, Bonnie Hanna, from services provided at The Old Terry Kasprzak, Elizabeth Lazarus, John Gallery can help us keep our doors open. Long, Judi Mitchell, Cheryl Pennington, To make a donation, go to www.theLinda Toukin, Sally Van Der Kamp, oldgallery.org. Merrie Wicks, and Dawn WilsonIn adThe Old Gallery is a center for community, arts and visitors, located on Highway 7 in Allenspark. It’s a volunteer-driven nonprofit that provides a twice-monthly food bank distribution, yoga and juggling classes, a book club, tourist information and more. It’s home to regional artists who show and sell their work, including Kathy Banich, Vicki Dyas, Leslie Emerson, George Epp, Lyn E. Fergu-

The Hilltop Guild was founded in the late 1940s. The group meets weekly throughout the year to learn new skills and create items to be sold. Proceeds go toward scholarships and a list of philanthropic causes. The group also maintains the site of the historic Allen cabin, the original homestead in Allenspark, as well as the Bunce School. The Bunce School holds a Historic Designation from the State of Colorado and County of Boulder, and is recognized by the National Register. It is one of two rural log schoolhouses remaining in Boulder County and is located near the Kelley House, where the membership meets and creates crafts, jellies, weaving and more to raise funds. The Kelley House is located at 18720 Highway 7; fifteen miles from Lyons, and just 30 minutes south of Estes Park on Highway 7. Find out more at www.hilltopguild.com The Old Gallery is located at 14863 Highway 7 at the entrance to Allenspark. It offers one of the few public restrooms on Highway 7. Visitors are always welcome to come in and enjoy a cup of coffee, purchase snacks and view the diverse offerings. It is open from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. daily. “This collaboration exemplifies the spirit of the Rockies and the people who live here,” said Squyres. “We pull together and support each other in good times and bad.” For more information, contact: Peggy Mauerman at 303-747-2906 or email info@theoldgallery.org.

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Bird & Jim Earns Wine Spectator Restaurant Award in 2020 Bird & Jim Among 3,776 Winners; Awards Program for World’s Best Wine Lists Pays Tribute to Resilience of Restaurant Industry Amid Global Pandemic Bird & Jim has been honored for its outstanding wine program in Wine Spectator’s 2020 Restaurant Awards. The annual program, which recognizes restaurants around the world as the top destinations for wine lovers, successfully moved forward this year despite the effects of COVID- 19. “This year’s Wine Spectator Restaurant Award program celebrates restaurants’ resilience, dedication and bravery during these unprecedented times,” said Marvin R. Shanken, Editor and Publisher, Wine Spectator. “We hope that all of our award winners and the people who make them special will find their way through the crisis to once again welcome us through their doors. We look forward to raising a glass together, and to new beginnings.” “At Bird & Jim, we focus on small family run wineries from classic regions of the world. We are honored to receive this award and acknowledgment.” John Witmer, Sommelier and Wine Director at Bird & Jim. Wine Spectator began its program to recognize the world’s best wine lists in 1981. There are three levels: the Award of Excellence, the Best of

Award of Excellence and the Grand Award—with 2,289; 1,387; and

100 winners this year in each respective category. Bird & Jim has won the Award of Excellence recognizes restaurants whose wine lists feature a well- chosen assortment of quality producers along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style. Follow the Restaurant Awards on Twit-

ter and Instagram, with hashtag #WSRestaurantAward, and at the newly refreshed, user friendly WineSpectator.com/Restaurants, where all winners can be searched by location and sorted by factors including name, distance, award level, cuisine and pricing. Wine Spectator’s special Restaurant Awards issue— which features Chef José Andrés on the cover—becomes available to readers July 14. The unveiling of the 2020 award winners follows up on the Wine Spectator Scholarship Foundation’s contribution of $250,000 in April to World Central Kitchen, led by José Andrés. The donation helped support the charity’s mission of feeding those in need, a cause all the more urgent amid the COVID-19 pandemic. About Wine Spectator Wine Spectator is the world’s leading authority on wine. Anchored by Wine Spectator magazine, a print publication

that reaches around 3 million readers worldwide, the brand also encompasses the Web’s most comprehensive wine site (WineSpectator.com), mobile platforms and a series of signature events. Wine Spectator examines the world of wine from the vineyard to the table, exploring wine’s role in contemporary culture and delivering expert reviews of more than 15,000 wines each year. Parent company M. Shanken Communications, Inc., also publishes Cigar Aficionado, Whisky Advocate, Market Watch, Shanken News Daily and Shanken’s Impact Newsletter. About Bird & Jim-At Bird & Jim we are defining Colorado cuisine with our everevolving seasonal and ingredient-driven menus sourced from the Front Range of Colorado and beyond. Chef Ethan’s cooking philosophy revolves around local, sustainable and healthy eating. We have created a warm, relaxing, rustic yet modern environment featuring stunning views of Rocky Mountain National Park. We are celebrating Colorado and it's bounty and uniting our community through food. Our philosophy of sourcing quality sustainable food carries over to wine--small farmers, organic, sustainable, biodynamic, are just as important to our wine selection as to our ingredients. Our sommelier is personally selecting wine for our extensive wine list and to pair with our food offerings. View our menus at birdandjim.com.

Five Fun Facts About… Abert’s Squirrels orado, however, is the This week’s featured animal is the only state to Abert’s squirrel. have melanisSo the Abert’s squirrel is one of my fatic or solid black Abert’s squirrels. vorite animals but one of my nemesis 4. The preferred habitat for the Abert’s animals to photograph. Although a comsquirrel is the cool, dry ponderosa formon animal in Estes Valley, they are shy est, which is most frequently seen at an and can quickly disappear into the forelevation of 6,000 to 9,000 feet. Colest. orado has approximately two million 1. Abert’s squirrels are also called tasacres of ponderosa forest, or eight persel-eared or tuft-eared squirrels for the cent of Colorado’s forested land. long—up to an inch in length—tufts of 5. Abert’s squirrels were named after fur found on their end of their ears. John James Abert, an American natuThese tufts are longer in winter. ralist and military officer who was in2. The Abert’s squirrel uses their big, fluential in mapping the American bushy tails as an “umbrella” from the hot West in the 19th century. summer sun. Dawn Wilson is a professional and 3. The coat colors of Abert’s squirrels award-winning nature photographer vary substantially throughout their who lives in Estes Park year-round. You range in the southwestern United can see more of her work, join one of her States—from light gray to dark gray with Rocky tours and purchase prints at a reddish stripe down the back. ColDawnWilsonPhotography.com. By: Dawn Wilson

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Happy 4th of July everybody. Wonder what y’all are doing on this day of strange celebration? No matter if we are without fireworks, we still have so much to be thankful and reason to celebrate here in our little paradise of Estes. So far, we are free of the nasty virus and the town is getting back on its financial footing, we have broadband internet, the park is open, and the weather has been beautiful. We are Mountain Strong as always proven in the past. Boy, I should be hired by Visit Estes! Because of this lovely cool weather of late, I have been busy walking my dog Sunshine and doing a lot of outside tasks. Some I can do myself, but others require hired help. I have decided to refresh my deck with new stain as Sunshine has done a number on it with too long of toenails. I had to hose off all the bird droppings to prepare for my big undertaking. That was rely something to observe. Seems Sunshine loves the hose. She just kept running and jumping up to catch the water. By the time I was done, we were both wetter than the deck. It reminded of when my children loved to play in the hose; a task turned from work to pleasure. Speaking of pleasure and good times, Ann and I have found BBO. BBO is Bridge Base Online. We are hooked on it. Sometimes we even play with robots. I have become addicted. I almost burned

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Kung Fu Panda


Daily at 2:15p Daily at 2:30p & 8:30p

Daily at 2p Runtime: 138 Rated: PG-13

Runtime: 92 Rated: PG

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Daily at 5p TICKETS Runtime: 153 Rated: PG

Runtime: 106 Rated: R


Daily at 5:15p & 8:15p Runtime: 105 Rated: PG

THE GOONIES (PG) Runtime: 114min

In order to save their home from foreclosure, a group of misfits set out to find a pirate's ancient valuable treasure.

Daily at 1pm Fri, Mon, and Wed at 7pm

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 1

Runtime: 146 Rated: PG-13

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 2

Runtime: 130 Rated: PG-13


Runtime: 141min Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.

Daily at 4pm Sun, Tue, and Thu at 7pm

Summer Squash Casserole

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees 3 medium yellow squash, sliced 3 medium zucchinis, sliced 1 ½ cup grated yellow cheese 1 cup sour cream Salt and pepper to taste ½ stick butter, plus some for topping 1 onion, chopped ¼ tsp red pepper flakes or some Creole seasoning 1 sleeve of Ritz crackers, crushed Sauté squash and onion in butter until very tender. Toss in sour cream, cheese, and seasoning. Place in greased baking dish. Top with cracker crumbs and dot with butter. Bake till hot and bubbly. Enjoy! Note: Regarding my rhubarb cake recipe in my last column, the amount of salt in recipe should be 1 tsp. salt. My email: esther.cenac@gmail.com Bon Appétit.

Blair Brown, Licensed Massage Therapist, Joins The Reverie Team

Daily at 5p

Daily at 5:30p

my squash casserole the other night because I was upstairs on the computer playing with three robots. Glad I heard the “buzzer” and rescued my dish of delicious squash. I thought maybe you might enjoy it, so here is the recipe. The original was a Paula Dean recipe, but I spiced it up a bit.

Reverie Beauty and Bodywork in Estes Park welcomes Blair to their team of Licensed Massage Therapists and Skincare Specialists. You might remember her from the former Riverspointe Spa - Blair

has over eight years of massage therapy experience - and when it comes to skillful therapeutic massage, experience really matters! Blair graduated from Texas Healing Arts Institute in 2012. Shortly after graduation she discovered what would become her specialty in Ashiatsu Deep Barefoot Massage. This modality perfectly melds slow rhythmic style with relaxing deep pressure. The aim of each customized session is to create space for healing and deep relaxation to facilitate letting go both energetically and physically. Blair has been a dedicated yoga practitioner for over a decade and brings smooth and mindful movement into each session whether it is swedish or deep tissue style of massage. She believes that massage is an incredible tool for a physically balanced body and also a gift to one's self to unplug and destress for the 60 or 90 minutes you have together. Take advantage of Blair's New Client Special, and enjoy $10 off your first 60+ minute massage with her during the month of July! Mention this special to receive discount. To schedule: call or text 402-304-6691, or book online at www.ReverieBeautyandBodywork.com

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What’s Happening At The Estes Valley Library

LIBRARY HOURS Building Open with Limited Hours Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Library collections open for check-out. A limited number of computers are available, with printing. The second floor and all meeting and study rooms are closed until further notice. Free wi-fi available outdoors 24/7. Curbside Service by Appointment Mondays-Fridays 2-5 p.m. Place holds, then watch for an email notice, and schedule a convenient pickup time. Full details at estesvalleylibrary.org. SUMMER READING PROGRAM 2020 Log Reading Time and Earn Prizes For all ages. Summer is a great time to read for pleasure and earn prizes. Visit estesvalleylibrary.org for full details, including a video spotlighting all of this summer’s reading incentives. Made possible by the Library Friends & Foundation. LIBRARY CARDS Due Dates are Back Due dates were suspended on library

materials during the recent closure, and the check-out times are now restored, while the library remains fine-free. Materials can be returned in the lobby during open hours, or 24/7 in the drivethrough no-touch book returns in front of the library. BOOKS & AUTHORS “Rough Beauty: forty seasons of mountain living” Thursday, July 9, 7-8 p.m., live on Zoom Join a live presentation with acclaimed author Karen Auvinen, whose memoir recounts her journey after a fire incinerated every word she had written—and the path in reconciling her desire to be alone with her need for community. Register at estesvalleylibrary.org and receive a link to the Zoom presentation. Memoir Writing Workshop Saturday, July 11, 10:30 a.m.- noon, live on Zoom What makes a memoir memorable and engrossing? Author Karen Auvinen leads participants through the process. Register at estesvalleylibrary.org. WORKSHOPS Free Legal Self-Help Clinic Wednesday, July 8, 2-5 p.m., by phone appointment One-on-one legal advice. For library cardholders who do not have a personal attorney. Appointments are necessary, and can be scheduled by calling 970-

586-8116. More information at estesvalleylibrary.org/legalclinic KIDS

Storybook Explorers: Owls Visit the library for a take-home earlyliteracy kit celebrating this month’s theme: owls. Available on the library’s Summer Reading Prize cart. Story Read-Along: Poppy Begins Wednesday, July 8, 1:30-3 p.m. on Zoom Join a three-part virtual read-aloud of the classic children’s novel “Poppy,” about a deer mouse and her

family who contend with a ferocious new neighbor, the owl named Mr. Ocax. Sign up at estesvalleylibrary.org STORYTIMES Preschool Storytimes Online New every Wednesday, Thursday, and Fridays Children ages 0 to 6 and their families can enjoy stories, songs, puppets and activities, online each week with new themes. See the upcoming roster at estesvalleylibrary.org and watch previous recordings on the library’s YouTube channel. Early Childhood Music Workshops Now on library’s YouTube channel Music is a great stimulus for children’s cognitive development. Join local music therapist Nancy Bell for learning inspired through songs, especially for kids ages 0 to 6. Now online. FRIENDS & FOUNDATION Cliffhanger Used Books Cliffhanger Used Books, operated by the Library Friends & Foundation, is open Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. The store is located at 191 W. Riverside Drive. Featuring thousands of books at bargain prices.

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New Listing

Great Mountain Views

BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED HOME with spectacular mountain views.

2222 CO 66 #6

DRAMATIC open floor plan in this Pine Meadow, end unit, townhome style condominium.



New Listing

Text 911680 to 970-237-4137 RANCH STYLE HOME, convenient location, open floor plan. 3 Bed/2 Bath with garage.




RIVER FRONT Blue Spruce Village condominium, fully furnished with excellent rental history.





Custom renovation thru-out BEAUTIFUL, SPACIOUS 5 bedroom/3 bath home with great outdoor space.




Easy Mountain Living!

It’s Time To Relax!

A Nice Place To Relax

METICULOUSLY MAINTAINED, updated ranch style home, 3 bdrm/2 bath located on quiet cul-de-sac.

EXCEPTIONALLY WELL CARED for, energy efficient home. Views, decks, wood stove & hot tub!

WARM, INVITING stand alone vacation rental cabin. Turnkey, income producing!





Spectacular views.

Electric at Property CEDAR SPRINGS, .93 acres w/views! Trees, outcroppings & access to National Forest


Open Floor Plan

ONE OF A KIND, custom designed home in Windcliff Estates.

Mike & Marie Edwards


970-231-0495 Wayne Newsom

Broker Assoc



Vicky Holler

Broker Assoc.

970-222-6692 Linda Schneider Broker Assoc.



RARE ESTES PARK retreat, bordering BLM land, steps from National Park.

Molly McGee

Broker Assoc.

970-308-3217 Scott Thompson Broker Assoc


Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated

Sarah Metz

Broker Assoc


Mary Murphy

Broker Assoc


Darya Valkavets

Broker Assoc.


Office: 970-586-4425

“Where the EstesValley has been coming for real estate solutions since 1985!”

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Mountain Brokers 1200 Graves Avenue, Estes Park

Office: 970-586-5324 New Price

www.EstesParkLand.com $170,000

www.BedAndBreakfastEstesPark.com $886,000

www.11935PeakToPeak.info $669,500 Call Kirk or Peggy

Call Kirk or Peggy

Call Kirk or Peggy

Under Contract

www.CondoInEstes.com $215,000

www.EstesHomeForSale.com $879,000

Call Kirk or Peggy

New Listing

627 Park River Place $499,500

New Listing

371 Whispering Pines Dr. $535,000

1712 Marys Lake Rd. 1 $643,500

259 Solomon Dr. $694,500

Let Me Help You into Your Next Dream Home

Call Maria or Javier

Call Heidi

New Listing

1520 Prospect Mountain Rd $499,000 Call Kim

Broker Owner CRS, CMAS, CLHMS

Under Contract

Call Heidi

Under Contract

233 Jug Ct. $52,000 Call Maria or Javier

Call Maria or Javier

1125 Marys Lake Rd. $335,000

Call Dave Kiser

Kirk Fisher

51 Wolf Dr $38,000

Call Kirk or Peggy



2151 Cedar Park Dr. Drake $299,000


Call April

Call Renee



Javier Gomez

Maria Gomez

Broker, CRS, CMAS


Broker, SRES





Heidi Riedesel

Carla Spreng Webb Broker 480-695-9293

Gene Whannel

April Allen




Mike Baker

Call Dave Lasota

Dave Kiser

Dave Lasota

Kim Lemirande

Cindy Miller



Broker, SRS, CMAS, GRI




Broker, ASP, ABR, CDPE


Broker, GRI, CMAS


Renee Hodgden



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Tax Return Preparation Info For Year 2019 By: Don Bryson, Library Coordinator for AARP Tax-Aide

If you have not been able to file your 2019 tax returns, the deadline has been extended until July 15, 2020, for both Federal and the State of Colorado. Actually, there is no penalty for filing late if you expect a refund but you probably want it sooner than later; however, if you owe additional taxes, payment is due by July 15th to avoid any penalties and assessed interest. You can file an extension request but taxes due are still to be paid by the July 15 date to avoid a penalty and interest. The Estes Valley Library/AARP Foundation Tax-Aide site will not re-open for the remainder of this tax season. The health and safety of our volunteers, staff, and taxpayers is our top priority, and the decision not to re-open was made based on health data trends for U. S. states and counties. Other free options are available for many taxpayers. All free options require the taxpayer to have access to a computer and hopefully a secure internet connection. AARP Tax-Aide currently offers either links to recommended free on-line tax vendor sites for you to complete your own tax returns or access to a volunteer who can assist you in completing your own returns. Visit the Tax Preparation link at estesvalleylibrary.org to find out

more. • If selecting the self-prep option providing taxpayers with free access to software so they can prepare taxes on they own, note that those 2 software vendors have limitations as follows: • Turbo Tax is free for Adjusted Gross Income of $36,000 or less, or if you are eligible for the Earned Income Credit. • OnLineTaxes is free for Adjusted Gross Income between $14,000 and $69,000. • Both are free for active military with Adjusted Gross Income up to $69,000. • If taxpayers would like help completing their own taxes, they can request the assistance of a volunteer to coach them through the process via phone or computer screen-sharing. Provide contact info for a volunteer to contact you. Your volunteer will be from Colorado but not in Estes Park. VITA volunteers are now allowed to provide remote tax return preparation. One option for such service is to go to getyourrefund.org. These VITA services are limited to Adjusted Gross Income of $66,000. This requires the taxpayer to have a computer and be able to upload scanned copies of tax documents and photo identity for the volunteer to access. Telephone or video interviews are conducted before the volunteer electronically files the returns.

1520 RAVEN CT D Enjoy main level living & open floor New plan in this immaculately cared for Listing Ranch Meadow Condo. 3 bedrooms/2.5 baths. Soaring ceilings & large windows make it feel even larger than it is. Custom stone fireplace w/ beautiful wood mantle in great room. All new SS appliances in kitchen w/ breakfast bar. Separate dining room. Large loft. Master suite has walk in closet. Large composite deck with gate & electric awning. End unit has amazing mountain views in all directions. Attached 2 car garage. Newer water heater & furnace. Too many updates to mention, see special features list. Convenient location to Lake Estes, downtown Estes Park & RMNP. Call Mike to view, offered for $455,000.

1010 S. ST. VRAIN C-4

Economic Impact Payments

Although many are receiving a check or a direct deposit to a bank account, some Economic Income Payments may be sent to taxpayers on a prepaid debit card known as The Economic Impact Payment Card. You may receive the debit card even if you have given the IRS your bank account deposit information. If you receive an Economic Impact Payment Card, it will arrive in a plain envelope from “Money Network Cardholder Services.” The Visa name will appear on the front of the Card; the back of the Card has the name of the issuing bank, MetaBank®, N.A. Information included with the card will explain that the card is your Economic Impact Payment Card, that can be deposited or used without fees. Note that the EIP will not be taxed income for 2020. Go to EIPcard.com for more information.

This comfortable 2 bedroom 1 bath condo is located at the north com end of the Eagles Landing complex. This home has been gently used as a getaway, and all winwin dows (except one in bedroom) along with sliding door have been replaced. The windows coupled with the location of this unit allow an abundance of natural light with fur a distant view of Lumpy Ridge. Great for full or part-time living. Most furnishings included. Call Trisha to view, offered for $225,000.

2635 WILDWOOD DRIVE This comfortable raised ranch home with 3 bedrooms 2 baths, is situated on a beautiful .43 acre lot in Carriage Hills. The open living area has a vaulted ceiling, gas log fireplace and large view windows that allow an abundance of natural light. The kitchen has tile flooring, hickory cabinets and is adjacent to the laundry area. Master suite has an updated 3/4 bath and the two guest bedrooms share an updated full bath. Complete with a Brand New Deck and attached 2 car garage. Call Trisha to view, offered for $469,000.

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970-586-2345 300 E. Elkhorn Avenue ANGE EALTY, LTD. The Oldest Real Estate Company In Estes Park

Great Little Cabin - Must see! ~ 336 Waltonia Rd

$323,000 Ann Racine

Mike Tracy

(970) 215-3883

(303) 817-5709


Broker/Owner, GRI, CRS


Toll Free 1-888-319-2345





EXQUISITE, REFURBISHED 3 bdrm/3 ba condo-walk onto the golf course or relax on deck w/views of Twin Sisters & Longs. Open main level living w/vaulted ceiling, gas fireplace, lg windows, upgraded kitchen, wet bar and oversized deck. Lower level-enjoy rec rm, 2nd bdrm suite w/storage & walkout w/patio.

NATURE SOOTHES & RESTORES. This private, end-of-the-road classic 1929 cabin sits on 3.55 acres & offers yr round 1521sf of living space. 2 bd/2 bath+bunk rm, office. Vaulted ceilings w/rustic log staircase. Enjoy living w/unparalleled mtn views in the woods & a creek finding its way across the property. 2250 BLUE SPRUCE CT.

$659,000 QUIET LOCATION, living in the trees & near north entrance of RMNP. Bright 3000 finished sq ft, 4 bedroom/4 bath, with over-sized 3-car garage. Living room with 2-story high ceiling. Lg kitchen & dining rm. Deck & porch-enjoy being among the trees.

Mary Murphy Broker Assoc., GRI, EcoBroker® Green, RSPS

970-214-6350 320 East Elkhorn | Estes Park

www.Estes Park RealEstate.com

Things To Do With EVRPD By: Lisa VonBargen, Community Engagement Manager

The indoor track remains closed - no indoor walking at this time. Please check evrpd.com or visit our The Rec is open! Facebook page for updates. To access workout, lap swim and class AQUA ZUMBA: Thursdays; 11:30 schedules and reservations as well as ona.m.-12:20 p.m. $5 per student; reservaline day pass, punch pass and membership purchases, visit evrpd.com and click tion only. on the Community Center banner. YOUTH OUTDOOR RECREATION There is a video tutorial that will guide OPPORTUNITIES: you through the process of pre-registerRegister now at evrpd.com ing for a class in the green workout sesYouth Gymnastics: outside at the Stansion and fitness class reservation tab. ley Park Pavilion. Open to ages 5-7 You may pre-register on a computer or Mondays and Wednesdays, July 6-29, on a mobile device using Google 3-3:45 p.m. Chrome. Fee: $60 per student. Max 8. RegistraTHE LEISURE POOL IS NOW tion deadline: July 6. ACCEPTING 90-MINUTE OPEN Hiking Club (meet at weekly desigSWIM RESERVATIONS! nated trailhead): open to ages 10-12 Monday through Friday: 12:30-2 p.m., Fridays, July 3-24, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. 2:30-4 p.m., 4:30-6 p.m. Fee: $10 per hiker per hike. Max 10 Saturday and Sunday: 1:30-3 p.m., hikers. Registration deadline: day before 3:30-5 p.m. hike. Four spaces will be available per 90Recess at Stanley Park: open to all minute timeslot to ensure safe social disschool-age kids tancing as well as to maintain sanitation Monday through Friday, June 8-July protocols. The individuals reserving their timeslot can bring up to four guests 24, 12:30-2 p.m. with them during their reserved time for Water Wars at Stanley Park: Open to a total of five swimmers. While 1 times- all school-age kids lot will be reserved, each individual atFridays, July 3-July 31, 12:30-2 p.m., tending will be required to use a punch weather permitting. Free, drop-in. or their individual membership if not on ADULT OUTDOOR RECREATION a family membership. They do not need OPPORTUNITIES: to register each individual that will be Register now at evrpd.com coming. Adult Pickleball Challenge at the StanMake your reservations on evrpd.com ley Park Courts or call 970-586-8191 today! Fridays; July 10 and July 24, 8-10:30 LAP SWIMMERS: You may now bring a.m. a friend or family member that you are Fee: $12 per person per event, Regiscomfortable sharing a lane with when tration deadline: Wednesday prior to you make your lap pool reservation. Both parties myst have a membership or event. GOLF COURSES: pay the applicable daily usage fee. Estes Park 18-Hole Course, Lake Estes Here are a few reminders: 9-Hole and Disc Golf - now open! You must make a reservation for your Smokin’ Dave’s at the 18-Hole Hangar workout, lap swim or class time slot. –open to the public for take-out and at 6 a.m. lap swimmers must enter 50% capacity for dine-in. Serving their through aquatic entrance only. full menu from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. daily. If you are lap swimming, you must New! Download the “Estes Park Golf bring your own fins, etc. Courses” app either at the Apple App You may reserve multiple time slots to Store or Google Play Stores and receive combine fitness classes, cardio, weights, a free medium bucket of range balls! with a limit of one lap swim time slot per MARINA: day. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. every day You must wear a mask at all times. Pontoon boats can be reserved by callPractice 6 ft. social distancing requireing 970-586-2011. ments. All other rentals are first come, first Wipe down your equipment with proserved. vided sanitizer. Boat ramp inspection hours: 9 a.m.4:30 p.m.

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1857 Highway 66

Update From Crossroads Ministry We are continuing to serve residents in the Estes Valley that find themselves in need of food, housing, utility assistance, or whatever else is lacking in their life. The aftermath of COVID-19 has had a ripple effect in many ways on the people we are serving. The pandemic made a big splash in March through May causing waves of people to seek out alternative resources. But, even though, the need is not as great now as it was then, we are still experiencing a steady wave of people who are trying to catch up on everything they got behind on during the economic squeeze. I’m so glad for the hundreds of relationships we have with donors, businesses, foundations, and volunteers that has enabled us to coordinate an effective response to meet a variety of needs. I’m really impressed with the way our little mountain town came together to make sure everyone was fed and housed during the stormy conditions of this crazy virus. Thank you for the part you played! All of this has brought back memories of natural disasters I’ve worked over the last 20 years. In 2005 I was serving as a disaster response coordinator for the Gulf Coast when we lived in Houston. You might remember this is the year Hurricane Katrina went through the front door of New Orleans and caused more than $125 billion in damage to the surrounding area. We were five hours away from this disaster, but immediately responded as buses began to bring people into our fair city. My wife, Deborah, and I worked several weeks as “displaced neighbors” were pouring into Houston and being placed in the Astro Dome. That’s right, the place where the Oilers

such as Warren Moon, Billy “White Shoes” Johnson, and Earl Campbell played for many years. This incredible facility was built in 1965 and named “one of the eighth wonders of the world.” It was humongous during the year of my birth, and still is today. I’m sure the designer behind this building never imagined it would provide shelter to people after natural disasters, but here we were in this big space working hand in hand with federal, state, and local agencies. FEMA, Red Cross, The Salvation Army, Army National Guard unit, and all kinds of big agencies came together to serve their neighbors. And then, there were the small fries like me and Deborah that just happened to get access inside the Dome to do our little part. There was a lot going on and everyone was wondering, “Who’s in charge?” You would think this would be an easy question to answer, but it wasn’t. When it came down to the final answer, it was the county judge, Ed Emmett. Once the posturing and politics were set aside, there was a unified plan developed and communicated so as to coordinate the efforts and resources to meet the needs quickly. I’ll never forget this experience! I have taken what I learned during this time into every opportunity I’ve had to work in collaboration with others. I think the leaders in our town have done an amazing job in developing and communicating a unified approach on how to keep people safe, support businesses, and take care of those in need. Crossroads Ministry is honored to be included in the collaborative work going on. We’re definitely Better Together!

New Price

Secluded, quiet, private, and just minutes to downtown Estes and RMNP. Home has been lovingly well-maintained. Enjoy the outdoors on this almost 1-acre landscaped lot. Updates include: fresh exterior paint, 6-panel solid doors, a 3-year old roof with wina 30-year warranty, new Anderson win dows, 1.5-year-old water heater, Sunsetter awning on front patio, asphalt driveway, and more. 2-car detached garage has a separate, insulated workshop. $555,000 Text 913747 to 970-237-4137



320 East Elkhorn Avenue

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The Story Of Edna Davis RomigEducator, Author, Poet 2020 offers all of us the opportunity to celebrate not only the passage of the 19th Amendment but also the achievements of women over that last 100 years. Celebrations are planned nation-wide, in every state and in local communities. A number of local organizations and community leaders, under the leadership of Jean McGuire, have formed a committee to coordinate the local celebration under the title, “100 Years: A Celebration of Women.” As a part of the festivities, we plan to collect stories about Estes Valley women in the form of paragraphs. Submission period: now to August 26. Maximum length: 200 words, A story about any woman with a connection to Estes Park. These paragraphs will be collected by the Estes Valley Library. They will then appear in the local newspapers and 100 will be chosen to be published as a booklet for November release. Submit your paragraphs digitally (preferred) to chomanwendell@estesvalleylibrary.org or hard copy to the front desk. Here is the next of the submissions. By: Ellen S. Romig

Edna Davis, born 1889 to James Renwick and Minnie Wykoff Davis of Ohio, loved writing leading her to DePauw University, University of Wisconsin, Albert Stanley Romig, an elopement in February, 1913, and William’s birth in the “little house in the woods.” After arriving at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Albert (31) died in November 1919. Edna continued as lit-

erature professor for forty years. She wrote short fiction, prose, and poetry for the Atlantic Monthly, Yale Review, Studies of the University of Colorado and others. Romig published: Blue Hills, Lincoln Remembers, Marse Lee, Torch

Undimmed, Sketches and Overtones, An Amherst Garden, The Heart Affirming, These Are The Fields, and Flash of Wings, fifty birds in poetry and “beautiful rhythms and authentic local color of Estes Park” and illustrated by Greg Steiner. Robert and Elinor Frost became close friends. Robert visited her Estes home and asked her to write their biography… begun but never completed. Edna loved adventure but her favorite place was Estes Park where her southern slope of trees, flowers, and windows “open to the most magnificent view in the world.” Currently, her grandson, Paul and his wife, Ellen, live in the same home.

Sage Shumate Awarded P.E.O. STAR Scholarship Estes Park P.E.O. Chapter HF is pleased to announce that graduating senior, Sage Shumate, has been awarded the prestigious P.E.O. STAR Scholarship for the 2020-2021 academic school year. Sage is the daughter of Ron Shumate and Lisa Marshall and will attend Northeastern University in Boston to study Criminal Justice. The P.E.O. STAR Scholarship is a $2,500 scholarship based on excellence in leadership, extracurricular activities, community service, academics and potential for future success. The program is open to young women who are citizens or legal permanent residents of the United States or Canada and who are graduating high school seniors at the time of application. A student must be recommended by a P.E.O. chapter. Chapter HF was excited to recommend such an outstanding candidate and we are

thrilled that Sage was selected through a very competitive process to receive this award. P.E.O. is an international philanthropic and educational organization which promotes increased educational opportunities for women.

The Story Of Sally Park By: Donna Shavlik

In 1998, a whirlwind arrived in Estes in the person of Sally Park. Sally brought with her a lifetime of experience in raising children—her own and foster kids as well. All the while, she was using her considerable skills in group facilitation, leadership training, and fundraising for causes she cherishes. Sally and her husband, Wayne, have made a plethora of contri-

butions to the Estes Community. Her special work with Salud, The Learning Place, the Estes Park Non-Profit Resource Center, the School System, and most recently Loving Spirit have made this community richer and kinder. Partners Mentoring Youth participants most assuredly have found a true Partner in Sally. Every year that I have known her, she has had a partner to whom she is fully committed. Kids who have Sally as a partner have a true and loyal friend for life. Perhaps Sally’s most important contributions to our collective life here in Estes, are the many, many people who personally have benefited from Sally’s friendship, and caring. She always is engaged in giving of herself to someone, a cause, or an organization. Such dedication to others is a gift to all. Thank you Sally for being a friend to Estes Park every day.

The Story Of Flora Jane Record Tileston By: Lisa Fulton

Flora Jane Record Tileston was born on April 23, 1847 in Hartland, Maine. She married fellow school teacher, Freelan Oscar Stanley, in April 1876. She was a dedicated wife who oversaw the treatment of her husband’s tuberculosis, and she was also a civic leader in her own right. Flora was an early supporter of schools and settlement houses, as well as universal suffrage. Although only a summer resident, her commitment to civic duty was evidenced through her community involvement in Estes Park. In 1912, she helped to organize and lead the

Women’s Auxiliary of the Estes Park Protective and Improvement Association which later became the Estes Park Women’s Club. The club promoted trail building, the fish hatchery, the first town library, and helped to campaign for the Rocky Mountain National Park. By the early 1930s, Flora was almost completely blind. She continued to visit Estes Park but was now confined to a routine that limited her activities. On July 25, 1939, Flora died in the bedroom of her Estes Park home. She was a remarkable woman who led a full, rich, and active life of service to both her husband and her community.

Partners Mentoring Youth Is Grateful For Community Support! Partners Mentoring Youth does not charge youth or their families for participating in our programs. We are so grateful for community support. You can support our youth and programs in these fun ways: 1. Seems like a great day to adopt a duck and designate Partners Mentoring Youth (#61) as the beneficiary! In fact, it's a great day to adopt five ducks and then get the sixth one free! Check out the "Quack Pack" and find more answers to your questions on the Duck Race web site: www.epduckrace.org/adopt-ducks 2. Individual donors help us continue to help youth in our community. Donations can be mailed to Partners Mentoring Youth, PO Box 484, Estes Park, CO 80517. Or you can donate online at: partnersmentoringyouth.org/be-the-difference/become-a-donor/#donate. 3. Shop at Safeway or Albertsons? Use Reloadable Safeway Giving Cards benefiting our Partners programing. You load the card by using, cash, check or a credit card. Then you pay for your groceries or

gas at Safeway with your Safeway Giving Card. Cards are available at the Estes Park Partners Mentoring Youth Office. Call 970-577-9348 or email kathyw@partnersmentoringyouth.org for more information.

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News From The Art Center Of Estes Park “Jewel Tones and Gem Stones” featuring Diana Wade and Alice League. Diana Wade, current president of our Board of Directors, has won numerous awards for her unique pastels, watercolors and mixed media/collage pieces. She lives in Loveland with Gary, her husband of 53 years. She says of this show, “My passion for “abstracting” shapes, ideas and emotions while using bold, jewel tones to convey my feelings in the pastel medium are on display in this exciting show that I am proud to share with my dear friend, Alice.” In addition to number crunching for the Art Center, Alice League, has a creative side. Designing cabochons and beads into pendants, bracelets or earrings using gold and silver wire is an art form she has pursued for several years. The detail or marking on each gem dictates the curve or wrap of the wire. Alice’s jewel tone pieces will add sparkle to this abstract show. She too has won several awards for her work over the years. Also on display in the gallery will be the outstanding work of the other Art Center artist members, including other works in oil painting, watercolor, pastel, jewelry, ceramics, charcoal, graphite, glass, wood, sculpture, fiber, photography, printmaking and mixed media. The Art Center is open 12-4 Friday through Monday. FIRST FRIDAY ART GROOVE – JULY 3 While the Art Center will not be open for the usual First Friday 5-8 activities, a door prize is still being offered. The public is invited to enter for this prize during our new regular hours of 12-4 Friday through Monday or by sending an email with your email address and phone number to info@artcenterofestes.com. The prize winner’s name will be drawn and announced at the close of business at 4 p.m. on Monday July 5. The door prize is a donated giclee’ print from an original watercolor by Diana Wade, entitled: “Fringed Elegance Tulips.” It is matted in crisp white and framed in simple black to size of 12 x 12. UPCOMING ART CLASSES FOR ADULTS AND KID’S July 8: Art Center Artist Member Mary

Morse will be conducting two classes a Kid’s class – “Shake ‘n Roll – Cool Felt Beads” from 10:30 – 12:00. Fee: $20 Materials: $2. An adult class – “Laminated Nunofelt Flowers” from 1:30 - 4:30. Fee: Art Center members $31.50/non-members $35. Materials $5. These classes will be held at the Art Center in a safe and socially distance spaces. Masks are required. Sign up by contacting the Art Center. July 13-14: Cecy Turner will lead a class on “Simplifying the Masses for a More Powerful Composition in Oils” from 10-4. Fee: Art Center members $135/non-members $150. This class will be held at the Art Center. Masks will be required. July 16: “Plein Air Painting with Cathy Goodale and Jim Biggers” from 10-5. Fee: Art Center members $98/nonmembers $110. This class will be held at Viestenz-Smith outdoor park, 1211 West Highway 34 in Loveland. Two paintings will be the goal, one in the morning with the focus on “No More Potato Rock,” learning a simple approach to painting rocks. In the afternoon the focus will be “Water in Motion.” Bring your lunch and drinks plus all your painting gear, sunscreen, bug spray, hat, stool, umbrella, etc. There will be a critique at 4 p.m. For further information contact Cathy at 970-2278577. You must register for this class through the Art Center. MASKS We have a number of masks with various colors and designs made by our “Sweat Shop Team” for a $5 donation. SOCIAL MEDIA The Art Center can be viewed not only on our website (artcenterofestes.com) but we are on Facebook (Art-Center-ofEstes-Park), Instagram (artcenterofep) and Twitter (artcenterestes). We are pleased to offer some new "virtual" ways to view "Jewel Tones and Gem Stones," our new featured artist show by Diana Wade and Alice League. Pauline Bustamante has put together a beautiful presentation of all the pieces in the show which can be viewed on YouTube, our Facebook Page or our website. HELP US REACH OUR GOAL We are edging closer to our goal of raising $20,000. Please consider helping achieve our goal by sending donations by check to Art Center of Estes Park, 517 Big Thompson Ave., Unit 245, Estes Park., or you may contribute through our website, www.artcenterofestes.com, by emailing, info@artcenteroestes.com, or calling 970-586-5882. You can donate any time.

Great American Outdoors Act Dear Editor: YMCA of The Rockies puts Christian principles into practice through programs, staff, and facilities in an environment that builds healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. As CEO of the organization, I know that people, especially families and children, can develop healthy spirits, minds and bodies through time spent in our beautiful outdoor spaces. We’re lucky to have Rocky Mountain National Park in our back yard, and we must ensure this special place and other public lands throughout the state are maintained so future generations can benefit from their values, too. That’s why I was thrilled to see the Great American Outdoors Act introduced and passed by the Senate. This bipartisan bill focuses on addressing the $12 billion crumbling infrastructure in our national parks and other land agencies. In Colorado, as you likely know, we need more than $238 million in repairs

to outdated facilities, roads and parking lots, trail upkeep, and historic preservation in our national parks alone. In addition, the bill would fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund for the first time, a crucial program that provides access to state-owned outdoor recreational spaces. We are so grateful that both Colorado Senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet voted for the passage of the bill. Now we encourage our House of Representatives delegation to work with leadership to pass this legislation and move to the President’s desk for signature as soon as they return from the July 4th recess. Colorado’s great outdoors deserve nothing less and so do the citizens of this great state, and our visitors from all over the country, as we move to protect our important public lands. Respectfully, Julie Watkins, President/CEO YMCA of the Rockies

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

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Estes Park United Methodist Church Welcomes New Pastor We are excited to announce the appointment of our new Pastor, Ann Lantz. A native of Indiana, Pastor Ann Lantz has called Colorado home since 2015. Ann is the third of four generations of United Methodist pastors and is excited to be serving at the Estes Park UMC! She has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Ac-

counting, a Master’s Degree in Theology, and graduate certifications in Medical Ethics and Spiritual Formation. Ann has a preaching style that blends her sense of humor with a challenging Gospel message. In addition to strong preaching skills, she is an experienced administrator and a warm-hearted pastoral caregiver. Ann is married to Agnes Lantz, and they have a very special dog, Bella, who is Agnes’s Diabetic Alert Dog. They also have two cats, Sophie and Gracie. They enjoy reading, spending time with friends, Downton Abbey, and exploring beautiful Colorado!

Live Program With Karen Auvinen, Author Of “Rough Beauty” Karen Auvinen was determined to live an independent life on her own terms. As a writer, she fled to a primitive cabin in the Rockies to live in solitude and embrace all the beauty and brutality nature has to offer. When a fire incinerated every word she had ever written and all her possessions—expect for her beloved dog Elvis, her truck, and a few singed artifacts—Karen embarked on a heroic journey to reconcile her desire to be alone with her need for community. Those events inspired her memoir “Rough Beauty: forty seasons of mountain living.” The Estes Valley Library is hosting a live virtual presentation with author Karen Auvinen on Thursday, July

9 at 7 p.m. Participants should register in advance at estesvalleylibrary.org to receive the Zoom link to the program. Kirkus Reviews calls the book an “outstanding…beautiful story of resilience.” Brevity Magazine wrote: “‘Rough Beauty’ offers a glimpse into a life that’s pared down to its essentials, open to unexpected, even profound, change. ” And the Christian Science Monitor said: “Rough Beauty” is a “narrative that reads like a captivating novel…a voice not found often enough in literature—a woman who eschews the prescribed role outlined by her family and discovers her own path.” Auvinen will also be hosting a “Memoir Toolkit” workshop for the Estes Valley on Saturday, July 11 at 10:30 a.m. To register for the July 9 author program or July 11 workshop, and to learn about other upcoming activities, visit estesvalleylibrary.org.

By: Judi Smith


In 18 Century England, the rich lived in enormous mansions and the poor either rented land from the “lord of the manor” or moved from the rural English countryside to work in the cities, perhaps in the household of the wealthy. London streets were dirty, sometimes dangerous, loud, and noisy. Esoterics and the quality of life they bespoke were relegated to the homes and businesses of the wealthy. The rich lived in luxury. The poor lived in small quarters, sometimes in one room. While charity schools existed, education was largely the venue of those who could afford it. However, being born into a wealthy family did not necessarily mean happiness. Daughters were expected to marry “well.” The oldest son inherited, title, land, and often business ventures. Younger siblings worked for the family business, apprenticed to a trade, joined the military or the clergy, became lawyers or doctors, or, in some cases, escaped to the brave new world to establish their own independence. And so, an independent, adventuresome people began to establish a different culture in the rich forests of the “new” continent where everything was plentiful and ecology would not be considered for years. In the 1770s, people did not travel significantly without a major commitment. Even the road from New York City to Philadelphia meant you would be gone at least a week. At roughly 30 miles a day, travel from Virginia to the Pennsylvania Statehouse in Philadelphia could be expected to be a 10-day trip one way – travel time. Two-thirds of the signers of the Declaration of Independence were representing the colony where they were born. Considering that eight of these individuals had been born in England, Scotland, Ireland or Wales, that means only 11 gentlemen had moved from one colony to another. Generally, where you landed, you stayed. Nevertheless, over 60 representatives from 12 colonies traveled to attend the Second Continental Congress, each colony (and sometimes township) setting its own parameters for selection. They would, effectively, be gone two

years. Once there, the meetings convened and created the Continental Army, commissioned George Washington to command, and authorized the printing of money for supplies. They even appointed a committee for foreign affairs, just in case it was needed. But these gentlemen and the colonies they represented did not intend to separate from England. They drafted a Declaration of Causes and Necessities intended to re-establish a relationship with the crown, which guaranteed the rights of self governance due to Englishmen. Shortly thereafter, the delegation from the 13th colony arrived and they settled in to negotiate reconciliation. The following March, Abigail Adams admonished her husband (in a letter which survives today), “I long to hear that you have declared an independency, and, by the way, in the new Code of Law, which I suppose it will be necessary for you to make, I desire you would remember the ladies and be more generous and favorable than your ancestors.” That struggle continues to this day. The original 13 colonies were, by that time, English, although some began as Dutch, and the signers of our Declaration were Englishmen, rebelling against a legitimate English government in traditional English manner. They composed and proclaimed, on July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence, establishing an independent, democratic, and (pursuit of happiness) capitalistic country, with no monarch, under the unexpected premise that the populace is capable of governing itself. This proposal was not truly unique. Indigenous tribes had been doing this for years. Although Benjamin Franklin invited the Great Council members of the Iroquois to address the Continental Congress, it would be nine years before their ideals were instrumental in structuring the new government’s constitution. In 1988, the U. S. Senate paid tribute with a resolution that said, "The confederation of the original 13 colonies into one republic was influenced by the political system developed by the Iroquois Confederacy, as were many of the democratic principles which were incorporated into the constitution itself." (PBS).

Learn And Grow: Books On Social Justice And Race Relations All Estes Valley Library patrons have immediate access to four of the most important titles in today’s conversations around social justice and race relations. There are no waiting lists and no holds, thanks to a major donation from OverDrive, as they invite everyone to read, listen, learn and grow together. This new program is the Black Lives Matter Community Read. The four featured titles are available within a limited time frame—in digital format—either ebooks or downloadable audiobooks, or both. Normally, it would cost thousands of dollars for libraries to make so many copies available at the same time for so many people. Thanks to OverDrive—the

library’s cost is ‘zero’. Read or listen to these titles on your own. Invite a friend or family member to read and discuss. Encourage your book club or civic club to all read together. Thanks to the “simultaneous use” provision, everyone can download the same book at the exact same time. The books and audiobooks are available only for a limited time—so be sure to check them out soon.

Here are the four featured titles—and the time frames they’ll be available: “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” by Michelle Alexander (audiobook downloadable through July 15). Named one of the Most Influential Books of the Last 20 Years, Alexander’s critically acclaimed work examines racial disparities through the lens of mass incarceration. “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas (ebook and audiobook downloadable through July 19). This bestselling young adult novel follows Starr, a Black teenager caught between the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. “Me and White Supremacy: Combat

Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor” by Layla F. Saad (ebook available through July 12). This 2020 bestseller is based on the viral #meandwhitesupremacy Instagram challenge and provides readers a framework to dismantle the privilege within themselves. And coming soon: “So You Want to Talk About Race” by Ijemoa Oluo (in audiobook format). Ijemoa Oluo guides readers of all races through subjects ranging from intersectionality to affirmative action to “model minorities” in an attempt to make the seeming impossible become possible: honest conversations about race and racism, and how they exist in almost every aspect of American life. Visit estesvalleylibrary.org for a link to the Black Lives Matter Community Read project.

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Thomas "Tommy" Andrew Wilbert, Jr. Thomas "Tommy" Andrew Wilbert, Jr., 81, of Estes Park, died peacefully at home in the arms of his family Friday, June 26, 2020, after a three-year battle with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Tommy was born Sept. 8, 1938, in Plaquemine, Louisiana, to Thomas Andrew Wilbert, Sr. and Janice Ophelia Williams. On April 1, 1979, he married Karen Meroney, and on March 28, 1990, he became a father to a baby girl they named Erin Elizabeth. Tommy spent most of his life in Louisiana and graduated from Louisiana State University with three engineering degrees: a bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in mechanical engineering and a bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in electrical engineering. He worked for Exxon Mobil Corporation and Dow Chemical and also taught computer science at Southeastern Louisiana University. Tommy was an avid, talented photographer, photographing professionally for LSU. He loved hard rock music, motorcycles, and fast cars, even owning a Porsche and a Corvette when he was younger. After retiring, Tommy and his wife moved to Estes Park, Colorado, in 2010, so Tommy could have the opportunity to photograph the beautiful Rocky Mountains. He captured many beautiful pictures the first seven years they lived in Estes Park be-

fore he was diagnosed with IPF. Tommy was a member of Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church and a devout believer. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Annette Wilbert, his father, Thomas Sr., his mother, Janice, his inlaws, Frank and Bettie Meroney, and his beloved 20-year-old miniature dachshund, Scamp. Tommy is survived by his wife of 41 years, Karen of Estes Park, his daughter and son-in-law, Erin and Andrew DeCuir, and two furbaby girls, Ziva and Zari. A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled to take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 16, at Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church in Estes Park, Colorado. In lieu of flowers, his family is requesting donations to one of the following organizations: IPF Foundation, St. Jude Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Research Hospital, St. Joseph Abbey in Saint Benedict, LA, Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church, Wolfwood Refuge, or Estes Park Health Foundation In care of Allnutt Funeral Service 1302 Graves Ave. Estes Park, CO 80517. Please visit www.allnuttestespark.com to leave a message for the family







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Mountain Bookkeeping Services is accepting new Avbl 8-1, ‘tiny cabin’, 1 clients in the EP area. BD, 1BA, Single Person Since 2012, my bookkeepRental, YR Lease, N/S, ing expertise includes: N/P, Recently Remodeled, Cash receipts, Weekly AP, 4 mi from town center. Monthly accounts receiv$850 mo. able, Invoicing as needed, 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Bank reconciliation, Call 970-586-1942 4X4 extended cab w/ top- Business expenses, per, Meyer snowplow, Financial statements, Data Commercial Rentals 63,000 mi, $24,999 firm. & journal entries, Sound 970-290-6211 ability to maintain financial Commercial Space For document confidentiality. RVs Rent. Walk-in Cooler and My rates are reasonable 3 Compartment Sink. 1200 and I am exceptionally reliHeff’s RV rentals sq. ft. 303-888-0759 able and detail-oriented. I Class A and Class C work remotely from my Commercial Retail Space (970) 480-5403 home office, MBS is lookFor Rent. 303-888-0759 ing forward to working with Class A Office Trailers/Campers all types of small busi2014 Construction, Full nesses. Contact Barbara Service, Furnished or 28 ft. 5th Wheel RV w/ McDonald at 503-330Unfurnished offices in Silverado 2500HD. 7560 or Downtown location, Near Call 970-586-3869 for mountainbookkeepingserTown Hall. $450 to $550 further details. vices@gmail.com per month. All internet options including Fiber available. Includes Conference Sewing/Alterations Room, Handicap Restrooms, Copy and Masks by ReMixed! Scanning Facility, Coffee Fun, washable, reusable, Room. 100% cotton, contoured or pleated, 2 layer pocket, Call Thom at Verus 18 foot Kodiak Camper, nose wire. Commercial, Inc. 2005 , $4,000/OBO 970-492-5446 970-586-2448 remixedstore@outlook.com (402)601-3634

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Piano Tuning


Garage Sales

Garage Sales

Legal Notices

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

Car for Rent - Int’l DL 970-690-6509

YARD SALE Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4 from 8:00 to 12:00 Quilts, Wool blankets, Lots of tools, Jewelry Kiln, Books, Chain Saw, Pole Saw, Antique fly rods, Antique tackle box with tackle, Large dog kennel, several space heaters, Nail gun. 1460 Marys Lake Road

Supercalifragilistic Estate/Garage SALE! Antiques, Collectibles, Glass Furniture, Baskets, Pottery, Vintage Clothing of all kinds, Area Rugs, Hindu Hunt Scene, Wool Rug from 1930s, Floor Lamps, Lighting, Artwork, 43” Sony Bravia TV (extra big TV w/2 3D Visors, WiFi, PC, Internet connections), Perrier Jouet Champagne Glass Collection, Decanters, Waterford Dining Tables 1900s Golden Oak with Chairs & Leafs - Drop Leaf Dark Pine Table, Jewelry Costume - Silver - Amber all clean. Thurs - Fri -Sat. July 2,3,4 - 8am -3pm. 1067 Morgan St - off Hwy 7. 970-586-0104. Come play with our Labs and Springer! Tight Parking Come Early. Hope to see you there.!

Notice of Sale Notice is given pursuant to the Title 38 Article 21.5 of the Colorado Revised Statutes, as amended, a public sale to be held on 07-18-20 at 8 a.m. at

Northend Self Storage LLC, 1775 Wildfire Road, Estes Park, CO 80517. Items in unit #16 belonging to Nicolette Bishop 514 Grand Estates Drive, Unit G-3 Estes Park, CO 80517. Published: Estes Park News 7/3/20 and 7/10/20

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Put your business in the palm of your customers hand! We build custom mobile apps for churches, schools, restaurants, food trucks and more. www.cmobileapps.com Call 970-480-1150 email: admin@cmobileapp.com


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

MASKS- washable, synthetic filter 2 cotton layers bendable nose fun prints + patriotic Available @ Rocky Mountain Pharmacy Tools! 12” electronic band saw, miter saw, drill press, Jointer/planer, router table, spindle REAL ESTATE sander, many misc small tools. 7/3/20 2550 S. St. Vrain 8-12


Huge sale! Sat-Sun 7am-4pm. Arts/craft, camping/sporting, spiritual items crystals/books, decor etc. High end/quality. 870 Elk Meadow Ct.

CONDO 2BR/2BA Pictures/Details At Zillow.com $306,300 514 Grand Estates Dr. B3 970.599.1569 1265 Range View Road, (Agents Welcome) EP 9-4 Saturday, July 18 12-4 Sunday, July 19 Commercial Tools & Hardware, Gas Grill, Camping Items, Commercial Tables, Chairs, Commercial Mop Bucket + Spaces Mops, Stanley Products, for sale and Lots of FREEBIES.

lease. Call Eric. Anderson Realty. 586-2950

Estate Sales 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


ACCOUNTING Tax Minimization

Multi -Generational Sale! 2805 Aspen Land Fri & Sat - 8 a.m.

Jewelry Making Supplies at garage sale prices! Findings, chains, charms , pendants, beads, and more. Also craft supplies, lace trim,appliques, and buttons. 232 Moraine Ave.

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NOTICE OF FINAL PAYMENT NOTICE is hereby given that the Upper Thompson Sanitation District (“District”) of Larimer County, Colorado, will make final payment at 2196 Mall Road, Estes Park, Colorado, on July 22, 2020, at the hour of 8:00 a.m. to Contractor, CGRS, Inc., of Fort Collins, Colorado, for all work completed for the Upper Thompson Sanitation District Pine Haven River Crossing Repair Project by said Contractor(s) in construction work performed within the District. The District has completed construction of the Upper Thompson Sanitation District Pine Haven River Crossing Repair Project. Any person, co-partnership, association of persons, company or corporation that has furnished labor, materials, team hire, sustenance, provisions, provender, or other supplies used or consumed by such contractor(s) or their subcontractors, in or about the performance of the work contracted to be done or that supplies rental machinery, tools, or equipment to the extent used in the prosecution of the work, and whose claim therefore has not been paid by the contractor(s) or their subcontractors, at any time up to and including the time of final settlement for the work contracted to be done, is required to file a verified statement of the amount due and unpaid, and an account of such claim, to the District, whose address is P.O. Box 568, Estes Park, CO 80517 on or before the date and time hereinabove shown. Failure on the part of any claimant to file such verified statement of claim prior to such final settlement will release the District, its Board of Directors, officers, agents, and employees, of and from any and all liability for such claim. All of the above is pursuant to §38-26-107, C.R.S. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS UPPER THOMPSON SANITATION DISTRICT By: Jack Reed, Board Chairman Published: Estes Park News, July 3, 2020, and July 10, 2020.






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