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July 4, 2019

Fireworks Over Lake Estes From Kruger Rock trail in Hermit Park Photo by Alan Shadduck,

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Join The Celebration For Retiring Town Attorney Greg White July 11 The Town of Estes Park invites community members to a reception honoring outgoing Town Attorney Greg White for his 40 years of service and dedication. The reception takes place July 11 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the foyer area at the Ridgeline Hotel,

101 S. St. Vrain Avenue. Attorney White served as Assistant Town Attorney from 1978 until 1980, when he was appointed to Town Attorney by the Town Board. White's career highlights over the last four decades include the maturation of the Town's raw water supply and improvement of the Town's water treatment and distribution systems (1980s - present), negotiations for acquisition of the site and operations of the Estes Park Conference Center (a partnership with the Estes Park Urban Renewal Authority), negotiation of development agreements to establish the

Stanley Historic District in 1994 including the adoption of the Stanley Historic District Master Plan, and adoption of the joint Estes Valley Comprehensive Plan with Larimer County, establishment of the Estes Valley Planning Area, the Planning Commission and Development Code in 2000, and continued joint efforts with Larimer County to manage land use planning. White's successor, Attorney Daniel Kramer, begins work for the Town in July. For more information, please contact the Town Clerk's Office at 970-5774777.

Street Closures In Effect July 9 For Rooftop Rodeo Parade; Shuttle Routes Altered

The annual Rooftop Rodeo Parade will travel through downtown Estes Park beginning at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 9. Beginning at 9:30 a.m., the Estes Park Police Department will close the parade route along Elkhorn Avenue, from West Park Center in the 400-block of West

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Elkhorn Avenue east to the U.S. 34 and U.S. 36 intersection, and then east on U.S. 36 to Fourth Street ending at Rooftop Way. Portions of Elkhorn Avenue will reopen to vehicles as the parade passes and it is safe for pedestrians. The parade viewing area will end at the intersection of U.S. 34 and U.S. 36. Side streets along the parade route remain open during the parade, but access to the parade route will be prohibited until the parade passes. To avoid the parade route and bypass downtown, motorists should use alternate routes.

Next Mayor's Chat is Thursday, July 11 Estes Park Mayor Todd Jirsa invites community members to join him and his guest, Larimer County Commissioner Tom Donnelly, for a Mayor's Chat Thursday, July 11 at 9 a.m. at Raven's Roast Coffee Lounge, 157 W. Elkhorn Ave. Mayor Jirsa holds regular Mayor's Chats, generally during the first week of each month, with varied dates, times and locations throughout Estes Park.

The Estes Park Free Shuttles will experience some delays due to the parade July 9 beginning at 9:30 a.m. until the completion of the parade. The shuttles are expected to resume the normal schedule by noon. The following stops will be out of service during the parade: Brown Route #1 – Estes Park Visitor Center and #10 Bond Park; Silver Route #1 Estes Park Visitor Center; Red Route (Elkhorn Express trolley) all stops out of service during the parade. The Gold and Blue Route stops will not be impacted and will run their normal schedules. Please visit or call 970-5779900 for information related to the Estes Park Free Shuttles. For more information on the Rooftop Rodeo events, please visit

Town Offices Closed Independence Day The Town of Estes Park municipal offices will be closed Thursday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. Offices will resume normal operating hours Friday, July 5.

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Town Launches New Resource Showing Parking Availability Downtown The Town of Estes Park’s Parking & Transit Division has launched a new resource for those looking to find available parking in downtown Estes Park. There are two ways to access the resource: 1. Download the “Estes Parking” app for free at either the Google Play Store (Android devices) or App Store (Apple devices); or 2. Visit for a direct link to a mobile-friendly and responsive web version. No downloads necessary. Parking availability is presented in two formats – a list view, which outlines the Town-owned parking facilities by name; and a map view – which shows the Town-owned parking facilities on a Google Map. Depending on how full a particular facility is, viewers will see a green happy face (indicating “Good” parking availability), a yellow serious face (indicat-

ing “Fair” parking availability) or a red unhappy face (indicating “Poor” parking availability). Both the web and app versions allow users to view the characteristics of a specific parking facility (e.g., types of parking available – RV/oversized vehicle, Electric Vehicle) and include pictures of each facility’s entrance. There is also a “Take Me There” option that will automatically open an individual’s preferred mapping app (e.g., Google Maps) directing the driver to the facility. The parking availability information is powered by the Town’s new mobile License Plate Recognition vehicle which is also being used for parking enforcement and data collection purposes. For more information, visit or contact Vanessa Solesbee, Parking & Transit Manager at 970-577-3957 or

Estes Transit (Free Shuttles) Daily Service On Saturday, June 22, Estes Transit began daily service to 55 stops throughout Estes Park. This year will mark Estes Transit’s fourteenth year in operation. In 2018, the free shuttles carried 82,096 riders to a variety of destinations, including lodging locations, the Estes Park Visitor Center, downtown district, local parks and the Events Complex Park-n-Ride. Several updates were made to shuttle stop locations and service routes in 2019 in an effort to improve the frequency of service, safety of stop locations for both drivers and riders, and to provide improved connection to additional neighborhoods within Town limits. The Estes Transit system consists of five routes, all of which begin service at the Estes Park Visitor Center (500 Big Thompson Ave.) at 9 a.m. with a final trip beginning at 8:30 p.m. • RED ROUTE (Downtown Trolley): Travels west into downtown with a variety of stops along Elkhorn Avenue, including Bond Park/Town Hall, The Ore Cart Rock Shop, Tregent Park, West Park Center, and west of Maxwell Inn before turning around and stopping at The Lazy B at Elkhorn Lodge, Mrs. Walsh’s Garden, The Grubsteak Restaurant, and Moosely T’s. • GOLD ROUTE: Travels along Wonderview Avenue and Fall River Road with stops at Timber Creek Chalets, McGregor Mountain Lodge, Fall River Visitor Center, Estes Park Condos, Aspen Winds on Fall River, Homestead Lane and Fall River Road, StoneBrook Resort, and Nicky’s Resort. • SILVER ROUTE: Travels southwest along Hwy 7 stopping at The Ridgeline Hotel, before looping up to Estes Park Health, returning to Hwy 7 on Stanley

Avenue, stopping near the Dollar General / Ziggi’s Coffee and the Saddle & Surrey before turning around at Carriage Drive / Hwy. 7 and returning to Town via Community Drive, with stops at both the Estes Valley Community Center and Events Complex Park-nRide. • BROWN ROUTE: Travels southwest with stops on Riverside Dr. near the Open Air Adventure Park and Estes Park Brewery, Worldmark, and Alpine Trail Ridge Inn, turning around at Elk Meadow Lodge and RV Park and then continuing east along Moraine to serve National Park Village, Meadow Mini Golf, The Twisted Pine, Piccadilly Square and Bond Park. • BLUE ROUTE: Travels east down U.S. 34/Big Thompson Avenue with stops at Estes Mountain Lodge, Best Western Plus Silver Saddle, Quality Inn, Antonio’s Pizza, Lake Estes Marina, west of Olympus Lodge, Estes Park KOA, Good Samaritan Estes Park Village, Salud Family Health Center, Crossroads Ministry, the intersection of Raven Avenue and Lone Pine Drive, Lake Front Street at Ranch Meadow, and Lower Stanley Village. Each route takes approximately 30 minutes roundtrip. Riders can download the DoubleMap app for both Android and Apple devices to track Estes Transit bus and shuttle locations in realtime. The DoubleMap app also shows the location of Rocky Mountain National Park’s Hiker Shuttle. A map of the shuttle routes, the full schedule, and special service information is available at For more information about Estes Park's shuttle routes, please contact Estes Park Visitor Services at 970-577-9900. The 2019 Estes Transit service season will end Sept. 8.

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Poppy’s Pizza & Grill Recognized As Estes Bright Spot For Its Brodie Wall

Owners Rob and Julie Pieper with artist, Michael Young.

The Estes Park in Bloom committee presented the first “Estes Bright Spot” award of 2019 to Poppy’s Pizza & Grill, 342 E. Elkhorn Ave., for its heritage preservation project, the Brodie Wall. The committee presented a traveling sign for the property, a window cling and a framed certificate of recognition to owners Julie and Rob Pieper. Inside Poppy’s Pizza & Grill is the featured Brodie Wall, created in the aftermath of the 2013 flood. As the Piepers worked to remove everything that had been damaged by floodwater, the idea for the wall was born. They remembered that the plaza had been built on the site of the landmark Brodie’s Market. They began researching old photographs and reached out to local artist Michael Young, who was excited to take on the project thanks to his fond memories of the market. Young worked with the Estes Park Museum to create the artwork,

researching the original sign stored by the museum. The Piepers also display flowers in a produce crate from Brodie’s that belonged to Julie’s father. She added, “Members of the Brodie family have taken family portraits in front of our wall, laughing and remembering their years serving the community. The project was worth it, just for that.” To learn more about Poppy’s Pizza & Grill, visit The designation of an “Estes Bright Spot” recognizes a business, organization or private residence that places emphasis on beautifully maintained landscapes, floral displays, environmental efforts, heritage preservation, and arts and culture. To submit a nomination for an “Estes Bright Spot” award, contact Keri Kelly at 970-577-3782 or

2018 Water W ter Quality Report Shows Wa 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 2018. 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 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 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 four 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.

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Delayed Opening For Old Fall River Road In Rocky Mountain National Park Old Fall River Road, which normally opens to vehicles by the Fourth of July holiday weekend, is anticipated to open on Saturday, July 13, if weather and conditions allow. Winter conditions at higher elevations in the park, as recently as June 23, have delayed the snow clearing and maintenance of Old Fall River Road. The road is currently closed to all uses, including bicycles and pedestrians Tuesday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and open Saturday, Sunday and Monday to bicycles and pedestrians. This schedule will continue until the road opens to vehicles. There are limited long term records of the opening dates of Old Fall River Road prior to 1985. In 2011, after the heaviest late spring snow seen in decades, the opening was delayed until July 30. That was the latest the road

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 16, the Estes Valley Fire Protection District (EVFPD) responded to 17 calls for service. This

had opened in 26 years. Old Fall River Road received significant damage during the historic flood of 2013 and reopened in July of 2015. Old Fall River Road was built between 1913 and 1920. It is an unpaved road which travels from Endovalley Picnic Area to above treeline at Fall River Pass, following the steep slope of Mount Chapin’s south face. Due to the winding, narrow nature of the road, the scenic 9.4-mile route leading to Trail Ridge Road is one-way only. Vehicles over 25 feet and vehicles pulling trailers are prohibited on the road. Old Fall River Road is scheduled to close to vehicles for the season on October 7, 2019. For more information about Rocky Mountain National Park, please visit or call the park’s Information Office at (970) 586-1206.

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Aviation Club Meeting The next meeting of the Estes Park Internationale Aviation Club will be on July 10, 2019, at 6:30 p.m., at the American Legion building, 850 North St. Vrain Avenue. This meeting is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome. The speaker will be First Lieutenant Taylor Marshall, U. S. Air Force, and he will be speaking about his experiences in pilot training, survival training, and the beginnings of B-52 aircraft training. 1Lt Taylor Marshall is a pilot in the United States Air Force and currently in training at Barksdale AFB, LA learning how to fly the B-52H Stratofortress. Taylor is a local, having grown up in Estes Park and graduated from Estes Park High School in the Class of 2013. Following this, he attended the United States Air Force Academy and graduated as a distinguished graduate in the Class of 2017 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics. At the Academy, Lt Marshall was a glider instructor pilot at the 94th Flying Training Squadron and flew on the aerobatic demonstration as well. He holds over 300 hrs in the TG-16A glider and over 50 hrs in various civilian aircraft

ranging from the Piper Cub to a Pitts S2C. After commissioning from the Air Force Academy, Lt Marshall attended Pilot Training at Sheppard AFB in Wichita Falls, TX. Taylor recently graduated from ENJJPT (Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training) as a member of the class of 19-03. Over the course of 55 weeks, he trained in the T-6A Texan II and the T38C Talon. Flying over 150 sorties total and 80 hrs in each aircraft, Lt Marshall earned his wings in March of 2019. Taylor will be speaking about his experiences flying both the T-6 and T-38 at ENJJPT. He’ll outline a typical day at pilot training and some of the many incredible experiences he had during the 55 weeks of training. Additionally, he will discuss some of the survival training he underwent at Fairchild AFB, WA before he arrived at his duty squadron at Barksdale AFB.

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Celebrate The Fourth Of July Safely

From the Estes Valley Fire Protection District

The annual fireworks show at Lake Estes is a long-standing tradition that is enjoyed by many people. The Estes Valley Fire Protection District invites everyone to enjoy the fireworks at public display conducted by professionals and asks that no one to use any fireworks at home or at the local parks. Although some fireworks may be legal in our state, make sure you use them safely. If you choose to use legal fireworks this year, the Estes Valley Fire Protection District offers the following safety recommendations: • Never allow young children to handle fireworks • Don’t use fireworks around combustible vegetation • Older children should use them only under close adult supervision • Never use fireworks while impaired by drugs or alcohol • Anyone using fireworks or standing nearby should wear protective eyewear • Never hold lighted fireworks in your hands • Never light them indoors • Only use them away from people, houses and flammable material • Never point or throw fireworks at another person • Only light one device at a time and maintain a safe distance after lighting Remember, it’s illegal to set off fire-




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works within public parks without a permit. Any firework that explodes or leaves the ground is illegal throughout Colorado. This means no bottle-rockets, Roman candles, mortars, M-80s, M100s, helicopters or cherry bombs. Permissible fireworks (in areas that allow them) include ground spinners, smoke bombs, sparklers, and fountains. A listing of fireworks laws and regulations can be found at the Department of Fire Protection and Control website We wish all guests and residents of Estes Valley a happy and safe Fourth of July holiday. Additional Information According to the National Safety Council In 2017, eight people died and over 12,000 were injured badly enough to require medical treatment after fireworks-related incidents. Of these, 50% of the injuries were to children and young adults under age 20. Over twothirds (67%) of injuries took place from June 16 to July 16. And while the majority of these incidents were due to amateurs attempting to use professionalgrade, homemade or other illegal fireworks or explosives, an estimated 1,200 injuries were from less powerful devices like small firecrackers and sparklers. Additionally, fireworks start an average of 18,500 fires each year, including 1,300 structure fires, 300 vehicle fires and nearly 17,000 other fires.

The Baldpate Inn Presents Its 2019 Summer Enchanted Evenings On Wednesday, July 10th, 2019, at 7 pm, The Baldpate Inn is pleased to welcome Griffin Garner. Griffin will be hosting a wine tasting and lecture here at the Baldpate Inn. Griffin is originally from Florida and moved to Colorado in 2017 after graduating from Florida State University in 2016. He has been in the wine and beverage industry for 7 years now in retail, warehouse work, and most recently sales. Wine has always been Griffinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main passion but an occasional beer never hurt. On July 10th Griffin showcases several

wines and shares his knowledge of them. The Summer Enchanted Evenings at the Baldpate Inn, on Highway 7, are held every Wednesday throughout the summer beginning at 7 pm. There is no charge, and refreshments are provided in the Key Room. The Baldpate Inn would love for you to be able to join them for the talk. If you would like to enjoy a soup and salad buffet for dinner before the presentation, you can call and make reservations at 970-586-KEYS (5397) or call for any other questions about the presentation.

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Erik Stensland Book Signing Saturday, July 13 Xanterra Parks & Resorts is proud to announce author and photographer Erik Stensland, author of the recently released Hiking Rocky Mountain National Park: The Essential Guide and Hiking Rocky Mountain National Park: The Pocket Guide, will be signing his books at the Trail Ridge Store in Rocky Mountain National Park on Saturday, July 13th from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. If you are heading to Rocky Mountain National Park, you'll definitely want to get your hands on this hiking guide. Written by professional photographer and avid outdoorsman who has spent the last 15 years hiking every trail in the park, this guide covers everything you need to know to have a safe and amazing experience in one of our nation's most beautiful national parks. “The Rocky Mountain Conservancy, which since 1931 has served as the philanthropic steward of Rocky Mountain National Park, recommends Erik Stenland's book. His message is very much our own.” - Jim Pickering, RMC Board President. Erik Stensland was born in Minnesota and moved with his family to Montana where he developed his deep love for the mountains. After several years working in the Balkans for a nonprofit initiative,

where Erik met his wife Joanna, they decided to return to the United States and settled in Colorado with their son, Luke. Erik quickly became intimate with Rocky Mountain National Park and opened his own gallery in Estes Park in 2007. Erik has authored several books including Wild Light: A Celebration of Rocky Mountain National Park. This book is the result of work spanning over a decade of exploring and photographing this unique wilderness. Two new books that Eric has published are Memories of Rocky Mountain National Park and Photographing Rocky Mountain National Park. Memories is a paperback version of Wild Lights but includes all new photographs that have never been published in book form before. Photographing Rocky Mountain National Park is a landscape photographers guide on how to photograph Rocky Mountain National Park. These two new additions are available at the Trail Ride Store and will be available for the photographers signing. Join Xanterra Parks & Resorts in welcoming Erik Stensland and begin your journey and your love of this glorious park that many of us call home and enjoy on a daily basis.

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Crossroads July 4th Benefit Breakfast The public is invited to community-wide breakfast on Thursday, July 4, from 7-10:30 a.m. in the parking lot of Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church. The breakfast, cheerfully prepared each year by the Knights of Columbus at Our Lady of the Mountains, helps Crossroads Ministry of Estes Park help our neighbors in need in the Estes Valley. Cost for a hearty pancake and sausage breakfast is $8 for adults or $5 for children under age 10. Bring a can of food to get a dollar off the ticket price and to help stock the food pantry. Crossroads is extremely grateful to Our Lady of the Mountains and the Knights of Columbus as well as the following sponsors: The Wapiti, The Egg & I, Rambo’s, Estes Park Rent All, Estes Park News, Estes Park Trail Gazette, Hobert Business Services and Starbucks. Cross-

roads also thanks the volunteers who make this event possible. Last year, 40 volunteers helped serve about 460 breakfasts. Celebrate the 4th, bring a friend for breakfast, and make a difference in our community. The mission of Crossroads Ministry of Estes Park is to practice Christian love by providing basic human services for residents in need in the Estes Valley.




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Museum Friends To Host Site Tour Of Cheley Camp

The Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation will be hosting a special tour of the famous Cheley Colorado Camp, located right here in Estes Park. Space is limited, so those interested are encouraged to make their reservations. The tour will be held on Tuesday, July 16 at the Cheley Colorado Camp, a site once known as “The Land of Peaks.” Attendees will meet at the camp, with parking and sign-in beginning at 9:30 a.m. The walking tour will then begin at 10:00 a.m. and conclude by 12:00 noon. During its 98 years of operation, the camp has provided youth with the op-

portunity to develop lifelong skills of independence, self-reliance and personal values through camping, community and wilderness challenges. The Cheley family was the honored recipient of the annual Museum Friends & Foundation Pioneer Award in 2013. Cost for the tour is $10.00 per person, payable by cash or check the day of the tour. Reservations are required and can be made by emailing Elaine HuntDowney, the Administrative Assistant for the Museum Friends, at or by calling 970-577-3766. Participants should plan to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring their own water to drink. Colorado Camp Cheley is located at 3960 Fish Creek Rd.

Van Horn Volunteers For Both Conservation And Economic Sustainability


Thursday, July 4 – Spend your Independence Day with Post 119! –Live Music–All-you-can eat Burgers, Hot Dogs, & Sides–Horseshoes–$10 Thursday, July 11 @7pm – Military Appreciation Night

at the Rooftop Rodeo. American Legion Post 119 will be there! Come see us!


Monday, July 8 @5:30pm Auxiliary monthly meeting Tuesday, July 9 @5:30pm House Committee meeting Wednesday, July 10 @ 6pm Aviation Club meeting


Tuesday & Thursday July 9 & 11 @ 9-11am Benefits assistance for Veterans and families Thursday, July 11 @ noon-5pm Veteran readjustment counseling. Call 970-586-6118 for an appointment.


Every Friday @7pm Queen of Hearts progressive raffle. Every day all day Pull Tabs are available. Tuesday & Thursday, July 9 & 11 @7pm Bingo! Fun and cash prizes for all ages!


Friday, July 5 @5:30-7pm Taco Bar $10 Every Wednesday @11:30-1:00pm Legion Lunch. Sandwich and choice of side for $8. Friday, July 12 @5:30-7pm Steak Night by the Sons of American Legion $18

Having lived in Estes Park for over seventy years, Bill Van Horn has seen the changes in Estes Park more than most. Bill continues to contribute to both conservation and economic sustainability efforts. Born and raised in Estes Park, he graduated High School here and went on to get a degree in Engineering from Colorado State University. Early on, he and his family were involved in dude ranching and also owned the Hobby Horse Ranch and Red Stallion restaurant, which later became Discovery Lodge. Bill went on to become a full time engineer for the Town of Estes Park and helped create the Public Works and Planning Departments for the town. In 1978, he took over Van Horn Engineering from his Father, Paul Van Horn, who had led surveying efforts for the Estes Park portion of the excavation of the Adams tunnel to Grand Lake. Bill retired from the engineering firm in 2003. In 1985, Bill Van Horn was instrumental in the planning, engineering and creation of Stanley Village. “I remember when we were building Safeway and a lot of people were opposed to it. The same thing happened when we built Fun City and today they are very important to both residents

and visitors alike,” said Bill. Given his experience and background, Bill currently serves on the Larimer County Board of Appeals. He also serves as the Chairman of the MacGregor Ranch Board of Trustees and as a Director of the North End Property Owners Association. Macgregor Ranch is the last remaining working cattle ranch in Estes Park and one of the few sites operating as both a working ranch and youth education center in the northern Colorado area. It’s unique in that its historic collection and structures are original to the 1873 homestead family, and its collection is completely intact. Believing in the importance of economic sustainability as well, Bill became an Estes Park EDC board member at its inception in 2013. Van Horn favors supporting local businesses first, rather than trying to attract out-of-town businesses. “I’m not a big believer in recruiting new business to Estes Park. I don’t think we need new big businesses,” he said. While supporting efforts to diversify from our dependence on visitation, Bill recognizes those businesses need to complement our existing businesses, not change our character. “I think we should focus on taking care of the people that are coming to visit,” says Bill. “We need to make sure that we give visitors a good vacation experience outside of the park as well. But we need to do that without affecting the character of the town.”

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The independent living establishment where my mother had lived for the last year told us they could no longer meet her needs and she would need to move out. Feeling dejected, we visited and evaluated more than a dozen assisted living communities and finally settled on one near me. This new-to-us, unfamiliar place was to be Mom’s new home. This meant we had to downsize again, after having just done so a year earlier when we relocated Mom and Dad from their four-bedroom-home-since-1973 into a two-bedroom apartment. After Dad’s passing in November, Mom was alone, lonely and no longer able to live on her own. Now we have moved her away from her golf friends, bridge groups, church congregation, her library volunteer colleagues, her former neighbors of decades and familiar neighborhood. And now her oldest son and his branch of the family tree are three hours away. It has been an adjustment. Here is a letter to those who keep her close in their hearts: Dear Friends of Jo, After the warm and encouraging send-off you gave Jo, I thought you might appreciate an update on her. She has a lovely one-bedroom apartment with windows on two sides of the living room at her new assisted living community. Although we visited many places and this one was the best fit, it is not perfect of course. No place is. It is smaller and therefore more manageable and that has been a positive change. She isn't really connecting with the other residents much and often says she misses you, her friends. She may not be able to name you by name but she certainly remembers you and the sense of well being you give her. Because she doesn’t drive she has no outlet to meet people outside of the premises, which makes it seem a little like she is caged (my words). So I try to get her out and occupied several times a week. We weeded in my yard the other day and then she helped chop vegetables for

salad that evening. As you all know, nothing makes her happier than being productive and helpful, two things she doesn’t get to do in assisted living. Sometimes she is pure Jo, with her smile and silly humor, listening ear and philosophical comments. Other times she speaks with “word salad” (I cant take credit for that great term), she puts on three tops, and is confused about how to answer the phone. The awareness that she is losing her memory and can’t find her words is extremely upsetting to her. She has pointed to her head in frustration and said, “There’s nothing there!” I’ve seen her cry more since her diagnosis than ever before, but I’ve also heard her laugh more. All in the life of someone with dementia. Mom called me last night to suggest I look at the sunset, which she was watching out her apartment window. She'd never seen a sky that pink, she said. (That's the beauty of having a limited memory.) Overall I’d say she is content, more or less. Of course things could be better, which is true for all of us, but things could be worse, also true for us all. She’d love a phone call and will either recognize your voice immediately or will act like she does and then hopefully come around to that. She probably won’t remember to tell me you called so if you’re inclined, please let me know after you’ve spoken with her. Thank you for your friendship, with my mom and with me. Through her, I’ve gotten to know you over the years. We’ve shared some good times—with and without Jo—and made our own memories together. She misses you and I miss you too! With a big ol’ hug, Sarah You may let The Thunker know what you think at her e-mail address, © 2019 Sarah Donohoe

Highland Brass To Present Concert

The Highland Brass, Estes Park’s own brass quintet, will present a concert on Wednesday, July 10 at Performance Park, Estes Park’s outdoor concert facility on West Elkhorn Ave., starting at 7:00 p.m. The free performance is part of the Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park’s Wednesday Night Live concert series. Audience members are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs. The concert will be performed, rain or shine. The brass group will perform a wide variety of music including marches, rag-

time and jazz. Selections to be performed include “You’re A Grand Old Flag,” “Get Me To The Church On Time,” “Bill Bailey,” “This Is My Country,” “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” and “Yankee Doodle Dandy.” Members of the Highland Brass are: Loren Johnson, trumpet and flugelhorn; Dave Scott, trumpet and flugelhorn; Jerry Brubaker, horn; Curtis Fox, trombone; and Chuck Varilek, bass. Members of the group also perform with the Estes Park Jazz Big Band as well as the Estes Park Village Band. The Highland Brass performs for concerts and special events in Estes Park as well as in surrounding communities. For more information about the band or the concert, please contact Chuck Varilek at 970-227-8704.

Please join the Town of Estes Park for a Reception Honoring

Greg White

as He Retires after Serving the Town of Estes Park as its Attorney for nearly 40 Years and to Thank Him for His Counsel and Commitment to the Community. Thursday July 11th 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in the Foyer of the Conference Center Ridgeline Hotel 101 S. Saint Vrain Avenue

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Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church Celebrating 75 Years Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church will be celebrating Sunday, July 14, with a Founders’ Day Potluck Indoor Picnic Lunch. You are invited to join us after our 9 am worship service in the fun, food, and memories. Former Pastor Henry Rische will be sharing memories of years past.

Please bring a favorite dish to share and your place settings for lunch. Dessert and drinks will be provided. Mt. Calvary is located at 950 North Saint Vrain. You may call the church office if you have any questions: (970586-4646).

crust. Bake for about 40 minutes. If crust becomes too brown, cover gently with foil and finish baking. Serve cold with a dollop of fresh whipped cream. (Original recipe used 1 1/2 C. sugar, but I felt it was too sweet. Also, it didn't call for pre-baking the crust, but I found it was a bit soggy so changed the recipe and now I love it and it turns out great each time.) Joanie” Now the one I made came from Southern Living and originally came from a southern city Junior League cookbook. Ingredients 2 lemons (about 9 oz. each), sliced paper thin (rind and all) 2 Cups granulated sugar 4 large eggs, lightly beaten 1 (14.1-oz.) pkg. refrigerated pie crusts (such as Pillsbury) Vanilla ice cream, optional How to make it: Step 1 Combine lemon slices and sugar in a shallow bowl; let stand until lemon slices are juicy, four hours or overnight. Remove any seeds that float to the surface. Step 2 Preheat oven to 450° F. Stir eggs into lemon mixture thoroughly. Step 3 Line a 9-inch pie plate with one piecrust. Pour lemon mixture into shell. Cover with top crust, and crimp edges. Cut decorative steam vents in top crust. Step 4 Bake at 450°F for 15 minutes. Without reArizona Sunshine Lemon Pie moving pie from oven, reduce temperature 1 large lemon to 350°F. Bake until a knife inserted in cen4 eggs ter comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Cover pie crust edges with aluminum foil, if 1 stick (8 oz.) butter, melted becoming too brown. Serve pie warm or at 1 tsp. vanilla room temperature. Top slices with vanilla 1 generous cup sugar ice cream, if desired. 1 unbaked pie crust As you can see this one does not cut up the Preheat oven to 350. Put pie crust, (Prick lemons in the food processor. I think bottom and side of pastry with fork), in oven Joanie’s would be much better. while assembling other ingredients to crisp Sunshine is sleeping right now. She still is up a bit, about five minutes. Cut lemon in very weak but always wags her tail and small chunks, leaving rind on. Remove comes when I call. After this horrible week I seeds. In a blender or food processor, blend have a feeling of optimism about her getting together lemon chunks, eggs, butter, vanilla better. and sugar until smooth and creamy about 3My email is 4 minutes. Pour into partially baked pie Bon Appétit. Sunshine has been very ill with some unknown illness. We have had a Sonogram only to discover that there was no sign of any internal problem. Marie has been wonderful in her care of Sunshine, diligently eliminating various problems are diseases that it could be. Sunshine’s fever has broken and now is starting to eat after five days of turning her nose up at any type of food. Last night she decided that my Fritos looked pretty good, yes that is the first thing she would eat. Heck, I gave her all she wanted. Today she ate some chicken and dry food. She is on three different antibiotics and a steroid. Guess they are working so I may get Sunshine back in my life. Y’all know how much I love her and you’ve read all about her as she has grown from a puppy to a lovely, young four-year-old. With the fourth of July behind us there are still many days of summer and entertaining ahead of us. Did I say summer? Yes, summer has finally arrived in Estes. A friend sent me an interesting pie recipe that I think y’all might enjoy. It is very similar to one called Shaker pie. I had made the Shaker pie before but found it was too strong with slices of lemon but this one grinds up the lemons. The following is from Joannie J. “Hi Esther, You may have enough recipes for your column but wanted to send this to you because I have made it for many wine and cheese get-togethers and everyone asks for the recipe and for me to bring it again. It is easy and so fresh for summer.” I'll give my version because I found that a couple changes from the original makes it even better.

Community Foundation Invites Funding Requests Grant applications available July 1 to 22 The Community Foundation of Northern Colorado announces that its annual competitive grant cycle starts July 1. One way the Community Foundation supports local nonprofits is through these grants. During the 2018 grant cycle, the Community Foundation — through the Estes Valley Community Fund Committee — distributed more than $80,000 to 20 nonprofit agencies that directly serve Estes Valley residents. The Estes Valley Community Fund Committee supports projects or programs that directly serve the residents of the Estes Valley, enhance the Estes Valley community, and provide support to the diverse local population. EVCFC generally does not support fundraising events, endowments, development funds, oper-

ating expenses, or large capital projects – except for capital projects that hold 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 to be considered by the Foundation’s Estes Valley Community Fund Committee. The application will be posted on the Community Foundation’s website ( on July 1 and the deadline for submitting completed applications is Monday, July 22. Award recipients will be notified this fall. Nonprofit agencies with questions about the competitive grant cycle can send an email to DonorServices@ or call the Community Foundation at (970) 488-1986.

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Military Appreciation Night At The Rooftop Rodeo July 11 Know The Rules Of The Road When Driving and Biking-Wear a Helmet! We don’t need to tell you that it is busy on the roads in the Estes Valley, but what we would like to remind you is that in Colorado, bicyclists and motorists have the same rights and responsibilities when using public roads. For bicyclists, Bicycle Colorado offers this advice: If you are a bicyclist who enjoys riding on the road, please make sure you are aware of your responsibility. • Be courteous, share the road and obey all traffic laws, signs and signals. • Ride on the shoulder (if one exists) or on the right side of the road, unless: • You feel that the shoulder or the right side of the road is unsafe*, or • You are preparing to make a left turn, or • You are overtaking a slower-moving vehicle, or • You are riding on a one-way road and would prefer to ride on the left side. • When riding next to parked cars, allow enough space between your bike and the cars so that you do not have to suddenly change lane position if a car door is opened. • You may ride two abreast when doing so does not impede the flow of traffic. Ride single file to allow vehicles to pass. • When riding curving canyon roads without bike lanes or shoulders, play it safe and ride single file. • Signal turns for 100 feet in advance, unless you need both hands to brake or control your bicycle. • You may use either arm to signal a right turn. Either point to the right or raise your left arm in an “L” shape. • At night, ride with a white front light and a red rear light or reflector. • Yield to pedestrians. If a person driving a motor vehicle behaves aggressively or dangerously, dial *CSP (*277) from your cell phone to reach the Colorado State Patrol. You’ll need to provide the vehicle license plate number (mandatory), location and direction of travel, vehicle and driver description and a description of the aggressive behavior. For motorists, it is important that you

also know the rules of the road. • When passing a bicyclist, allow at least three feet of space between the widest point of your vehicle and the widest point of the bicyclist (this is a law in Colorado). To pass a bicyclist safely, you may cross a double yellow center line when oncoming traffic is clear. • Be courteous and share the road. • Just because there’s a sidewalk, it doesn’t mean a cyclist can ride on it, especially in a town as busy as Estes Park. It is often illegal for bicyclists to ride on sidewalks. Cycling on the road is different that walkers on the road. Cyclists should be riding with traffic, not against it. For additional information about Colorado Bicycling Laws, this site provides a comprehensive review, A message from the Estes Park Health EMS and Emergency Department: Wear a helmt! Even what is supposed to be a joyful bike ride around Lake Estes can turn tragic in a moment if you and your children are not wearing helmets. Adults, please be the example for your children and wear a helmet every time you get on your bike. Even children riding in pull-behind carriers should have a helmet to protect their precious brains. Be safe and enjoy the ride!

Active duty, reservists, national guard, mences at 7:00 p.m. This ceremony foveterans and retirees, please bring your cuses on our nation's military personfamily and friends to the Rooftop Rodeo. nel, and all of you and your families will For identification wear an item of apbe recognized. Stand proud when your parel (ball cap, shirt, jacket, etc.) proudly service branch is identified. identifying your service. Have you avoided visiting the VA CenGeneral Admission $20, however, MIL- ters in Ft Collins or Boulder because of ITARY/Seniors/ Kids 3-12 $15. Gates time and distance factors? Forget the open at 5:00pm. The rodeo begins at trip. In the rodeo parking lot near the 6:30pm. Food & beverage vendors are box office you can visit the highly located on the midway, where the Amer- trained Vet Center Outreach Specialists ican Legion booth, combined with the – both are veterans. Arrive at 5 p.m., or Flinch Forward (for vets and all first resoon thereafter, to meet and speak with sponders), will welcome you. Kids can these fellow vets. receive FREE military service specific All of you who served our country at pens, pins, bookmarks, etc. They also home and abroad are welcome, occacan meet and chat with veterans. Very sionally risking your life to save others. few American children have ever met a You deserve to be recognized. veteran, active The Mobile Vet Center is coming to : duty, reThe Roof Top Rodeo Military Appreciation Day T ay servist, or 11 July national guard personnel. Prerodeo activities begin at 6:30 Come visit with a Vet Center Outreach Specialist in the Mobile Vet Center (MVC). Mobile Vet Centers are a NO p.m., and COST resource that connects rural and reduced-mobility Veterans and their families with access to government the rodeo and community resources they have earned through their honorable service. opening Let us assist you in making a positive, post-military adjustment to yours and your family’s life. ceremony Can’t visit us ? Please contact the Ft. Collins or Boulder Vet comCenter at (970) 221-5176 or (303) 440-7306 ! 


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Special Appeal To Community To Support our Youngest Citizens A strong and sustainable community depends on the well-being of its children. Estes Valley Investment in Childhood Success (EVICS) has been providing childcare scholarships to local families since 2006, making it possible for lower income families to access safe and reliable childcare. On average, the cost of full day childcare for two young children in Estes Park is $1400 per month. Without EVICS assistance, the cost of childcare is out of reach for many Estes Park families. In a normal year, EVICS is able to keep up with childcare scholarship requests through their successful donor-based fund. However, the last 2 years have been anything but “normal”! The Larimer County Childcare Assistance Program has been on an enrollment freeze since September 2017, severely impacting families in our community, and increasing the demand on the local EVICS Program. Unable to access the County Childcare Assistance Program, more and more families turn to EVICS for scholarship assistance. In a typical year, EVICS budgets and awards approximately $25,000 in childcare scholarships. EVICS Executive Director, Nancy Almond reports that EVICS has already awarded over $31,000 to families since January 1, and is at risk of running out of funds long before year-end. How will this impact families? Almond explains: “Since the beginning of the year, we have provided help to 27 families, who work primarily in the service industry in our community. These families literally will not have access to childcare without some level of assistance. The ripple effect

impacts local employers and businesses who depend on parents as employees. Access to safe, reliable childcare actually effects all of us, whether you have children or not.” EVICS depends solely on grants and donations for scholarship funding, and the organization is sending a plea to the community to help. Board Chair, Jane Stuart states: “We are inviting the community to pitch in and help, on behalf of local employees and their young children. Donations large and small are greatly appreciated and will have an immediate impact. When communities come together to support the needs of children, everyone benefits!” Individuals, organizations, businesses and churches are all encouraged to consider donating to the EVICS scholarship fund. Donations are 100% tax deductible and eligible for the Colorado Childcare 50% Tax Credit (a $500 donation results in a $250 direct state tax credit). Donations can be made on line at: (click on the DONATE button), mailed to EVICS at PO Box 3373, Estes Park, CO 80517, or dropped off at the EVICS office: 1182 Graves Avenue, Unit A. For more information, please call 970-586-3055.

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Sign Up For Heritage Camp At MacGregor Ranch Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still time to sign your child up for Heritage Camp at MacGregor Ranch. The goal of the camp is to provide children with a wide variety of ranch related activities and local history. During camp, the children will learn about early settlers, MacGregor family history while having some old fashioned family fun. Camp dates are: July 8th - 11th - Heritage Camp July 15th - 18th - Heritage Camp July 22rd - 25th - Heritage Camp Cost of the camp is $250 per camper, first come, first serve. Find out what it was like back then; cook your meal from scratch, pick vegetables from the garden, collect eggs in the chicken house, pump water from an old fashioned hand pump and sew on a machine powered by you! The camp is held on the historic MacGregor Ranch in Estes Park using the late 1880s era ranch house, 1896 house museum, barns, corrals and garden areas.

Any child who has just completed 3rd or 4th grade in the spring or are ages 911 are eligible to apply for the camp. Camp runs from Monday through Thursday, daily, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sack lunch will be provided by the child's parent/guardian for each camp day (Monday - Wednesday); for the Thursday afternoon meal, cooked by campers, three guests per camper may be served. Snacks and curriculum supplies are supplied by MacGregor Ranch. For reservations and general information, call (970) 586-3749. Camp is sponsored by The Muriel L. MacGregor Charitable Trust.

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Meet Bill Peirce own and run his own stores, and so he did just that. At one time, Bill owned six vitamin stores; four in Colorado Springs, one in Denver and one in Boulder. He visited every store every week; a formidable schedule. For the last five-six years, the Estes Park store has been their only store. Julie and Bill don’t diagnose and don’t prescribe. But they will share Photo by Fletcher Burton with customers what research says and feedback from cusBy: Kitty Burton Story reprinted courtesy Allenspark Wind tomers. Although the store is pretty If you have never met Bill Peirce, know much all-consuming for them both, owning just one store is, comparatively, that he is a very affable guy. Plus, he bought my breakfast at Meadow Moun- a step toward slowing down. I asked Bill tain Café. Over coffee, omelets and eggs- if he ever considers just retiring. His reover-easy, he allowed me to get to know ply, “Our business is a community need. People say to us daily, thank you for behim. Bill was raised in Western Massaing here.” chusetts, outside of Springfield, in the Bill and Julie live on three acres in community of East Longmeadow. He is Triple Creek, on the edge of Allenspark the eldest of three children, with a and bordering the National Park. I brother who was 18 months younger asked Bill what he did when he was not (now deceased), and a sister three years working. He likes to work maintaining younger, who lives in Florida. Bill’s his three acres and takes a walk every mother is 93, also living in Florida. He day. Julie loves to cook. Bill can testify came to the Allenspark area in 1987. I that she is a very good cook. Julie and asked him why he came here, and why Bill have a rescue dog named Colby. he stays. Bill told me, “I’m a mountain Colby is a Shiba Inu and Australian person in my soul, coming here was like Shepherd mix. (How that happened we coming home.” can not discern, but nature found a Bill owns and operates Leffler’s Estes Park Vitamin Store on S. St. Vrain Street, way.) Colby weighs 65 pounds, but still across from the Convention Center, with manages to lay above Bill’s head on their recliner. There are no visits to the his wife, Julie. I asked where the name “Leffler’s” came from. A man named Bill groomer for Colby, as he trims his own Leffler had owned the Denver and Boul- nails. Bill has been an avid hiker, once a der stores initially. Customers from member of the Colorado Mountain Boulder still call to the remaining Estes Club. He and his brother climbed Longs store, and place orders. Orders are Peak together. He is also a nature phodropped off at McGuckins, where custographer. Bill and Julie would like to tomers pick them up. Keeping the store travel, especially to the Northwest to the name seemed more seamless for established customers, so Bill did. Julie works Olympic National Forest. For now, the store ties them to home. But they are in the store most days, while Bill does the business paperwork. They have been planning to find a person who could run their store in their absence, so they working together for twenty years. Bill can travel some. The knowledge redescribes Julie as “the love of my life.” quired to run their store can be dauntBill had an early job with a GNC Vitaing; the inventory is vast. I predict that min store in Florida, then was transthe right person will be found, and Julie ferred to Colorado, where he ran stores and Bill will be walking in a rain forest in Denver and Colorado Springs. Eventhrough hip-high ferns, and still be tually, he realized his experience and meeting the needs of their customers. knowledge base were strong enough to




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Elk Calves Appearing In The Estes ValleyCaution Urged Around Protective Moms By: Kris Hazelton With the new baby elk calves and the proximity of the elk population to the Estes Park residents and visitors, everyone is urged to be on alert and know that the mothers are not being aggressive when defending their young, just protective. It’s our responsibility to not get too close to the baby or the mother during calving season. In the event that you encounter a protective mother elk anywhere in the Estes Valley, here are some helpful tips. Be aware. The best thing to do at this time of year is to be very aware of your surroundings. The cows have calves all over town and you just never know when you’re going to happen to walk by a mother and calf. Back away. If you encounter a protective mother, the best thing to do is to back away quickly. Don’t turn your back on her, as you won’t know if she is charging you. Make yourself look large. If you have a jacket, raise it above your head, and swing it around, make yourself look formidable. Chances are the

mother will be glad you’re leaving their space. However, if she continues to pursue you, check around for a stick and if one is available, pick it up and throw the stick at her or if she approaches, give her a whack on her nose to drive her away. Protect your head. If she is an especially protective mother and charges you to the point of knocking you down, curl up in the fetal position and protect your head and neck with your arms and hands. She’ll most likely give you a couple of thumps with her legs and then leave you alone, not seeing you as a potential threat anymore. Advice for dog owners. If you happen to be walking or jogging with a dog, the elk will be even more on alert and aggressive towards your dog. She will see your pet as a real threat, a predator, to her baby. The best thing to do in this case is turn around and go the other way. If you can’t do that, let your dog go for the time, and save yourself. The elk will most likely chase off your dog and you can retrieve the dog a bit further down the trail.

Change your route. If the elk are on the trail you frequent, there are miles of other trails, less used by the elk and it is suggested you alter your route for a few weeks to avoid potential problems. Although the elk are used to seeing people, the elk are very much still wild animals. Adult elk, both male and female, are very large and can be dangerous, particularly if they think a person is threatening their territory or offspring. Another important note, if you find a baby elk or mule deer, please never go near or touch it. Even though it could appear that its mother is absent, elk calves are seldom orphaned, and its mother is probably feeding only a short distance away. She’ll Photo by Jim Ward

make herself known very quickly when you get too close! If you come across a protective female elk, and she is endangering people in a public area, the best thing to do is move away and call the Estes Park Police Department Dispatch Center at 586-4000. They will notify the proper authorities and the volunteers who will temporarily close off the area until the mother moves on with her calf. Educating ourselves and our visitors about wildlife issues is the right thing to do, especially around calving time and during the fall rut. Remember, there’s a reason it’s called wildlife.

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David Stirling Exhibit At Lone Tree Antiques And Fine Arts Lone Tree Antiques and Fine Art is pleased to present a summer exhibition of work by the well-known Estes Park artist David Stirling at their gallery in Eaton, Colo. Stirling is one of the most recognized and beloved artists who lived in and portrayed Estes Park and the surrounding areas. Born in 1887 in Corydon, Iowa, Stirling moved with his wife to Estes Park in 1916, where he remained until his death in 1971. His wife Kitty, and their children Hattie and Jack, also lived and worked in the Estes Park area. Stirling became known for his art studio, which was initially inside Rocky Mountain National Park and later in downtown Estes. He was a local celebrity, often entertaining famous visitors to the region. Many notables from the scientific community, Hollywood elite and the music industry visited with Stirling while visiting Estes. Lone Tree Antiques and Fine art presents a themed exhibition every summer. The 25 original works in this collection have been made available to the public courtesy of Dave and Cheryl Schultz, custodians of the Stirling archive.

Sketches, paintings, photographs and biographical material from the collection are available to view and purchase at the gallery, located at 115-117 First Street in Eaton, now through July 31. Regular hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Other times are also available by appointment. Contact (970) 301-0248, email, or visit for more information.

Estes Park Garden Club Garden Tour 2019 Please join the Estes Park Garden Club on Monday, July 8th as we tour several local gardens. We will meet at 9:00 a.m. at the Masonic Lodge, (1820 S. St. Vrain Av). This is on Route 7 on left just past Peak View. There, we will arrange carpools and hand out maps and directions, as well as descriptions of the lovely gardens you will visit. Because of the minimal parking situations on the tour all are encouraged to carpool during the event. On the tour this year are the gardens of Jim Conley, Jane Wilson, Bruce and Candace Kane, and Sharon and Wayne Groome. The gardens include a variety of styles, maturity, and design. The Conley garden is almost entirely natural with no intentional landscaping. Jim's goal is to create a “natural” appearance using a mixture of rock, native and non-native plants. Unique features in the yard are three cactus/xeric gardens with a large collection of cacti. The Wilson garden is a mature garden which has recently undergone a renovation to balance the ever-encroaching wildlife that we love, with a passion for flowers and gardening. The Kane garden

is a large garden never the same, as it includes a variety of ever-changing flowers and trees. Melding a love for animals with gardening, the garden represents a lush and colorful oasis for the bird world and adjacent duck area. The Groome garden is fenced against intrusion and has a mature profusion of flowering plants that thrive in our mountain climate with Sharon’s care. She has sitting areas throughout her gardens as well as areas to contemplate the beauty of her surroundings. Bring your own lunch to our picnic at the Groomes, the last garden on the tour. Beverages and sweet snacks will be provided by hosts Kathy Semerad and Sharron Moran. Tour coordinators are Sharon Groome and Maureen Gootz. The tour is free to Garden Club members and a nominal $5 fee is requested from tour participants who are not Garden Club members yet. A lifetime membership is available. Please wear comfortable shoes as the footing is not stable at most of the gardens. A hat, sunscreen, extra water, and a brown bag lunch is all that is needed for a lovely tour! We look forward to seeing you.

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Wings Of Freedom Tour Brings Vintage Aircraft To Loveland Airport maining example of its type flying in the World. The B-25 is best known for being used in the daring The Wings of Freedom Tour of the WWII Vintage Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, Consolidated B-24 Liberator, B-25 Mitchell, Curtiss P-40 Warhawk and North American P-51 Mustang and B-25 Mitchell Announce Unique Display in Loveland at Northern Colorado Regional Airport From July 12th to 14th In honor of our WWII Veterans, the Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom Tour brings extremely rare bomber and fighter aircraft for local living history display as part of 110-city nationwide tour. Participating in the Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom Tour, the B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine O Nine,” B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft,” B-25 Mitchell “Tondelayo” bombers, P-51 Mustang “Toulouse Nuts” and P-40 Warhawk “Jaws” fighters, will fly into Northern Colorado Regional Airport for a visit from July 12th to 14th. This is a rare opportunity to visit, explore, and learn more about these unique and rare treasures of aviation history. The B-17 is one of only nine in flying condition in the United States. The B-24J is the sole re-

Doolittle raid. The P-51 Mustang was awarded the prestigious Grand Champion award for restoration. New to the tour is the legendary P-40 Warhawk best known for being part of the Flying Tigers. Visitors are invited to explore the aircraft inside and out - $15 for adults and $5 for children under 12 is requested for access to up-close viewing and tours through the inside of the aircraft. Discounted rates for school groups. Visitors may also experience the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to actually take a 30-minute flight aboard these rare aircraft. Flights on either the B-17 or B-24 are $450 per person. B-25 flights are $400 per person. Get some “stick time” some of the world’s greatest fighters! P-40 Warhawk flight training is $2,200 for a half hour and $3,200 for a

full hour. P-51 flight training is $2,400 for a half hour and $3,400 for a full hour. For reservations and information on flight experiences call 800-568-8924. The Wings of Freedom Tour will be on display at Northern Colorado Regional Airport, located at Fort Collins - Loveland Jet Center, 4824 Earhart Rd. The Wings of Freedom Tour will arrive Northern Colorado Regional Airport at 3:00 p.m. on July 12th and will be on display at until the aircraft departs July 14th after 5:00 p.m. Hours of ground tours and display are: 3:00 p.m. through 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 12th; 9:30 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 13th and Sunday, July 14th. The 30-minute flight experiences are normally scheduled before and after the ground tour times above. The Collings Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit educational foundation devoted to organizing “living history” events that allows people to learn more about their heritage and history through direct participation. The Nationwide Wings of Freedom Tour is celebrating its 30th year and visits an average of 110 cities in over 35 states annually. Since its start, tens of millions of people have seen the B-17, B-24, B-25, P-40 & P-51 display at locations everywhere. The Wings of Freedom Tour is one of the most extraordinary and unique interactive traveling historical displays of its kind. The Wings of Freedom Tour travels the nation as a flying tribute to the flight crews who flew them, the ground crews

who maintained them, the workers who built them, the soldiers, sailors and airmen they helped protect; and the citizens and families that share the freedom that they helped preserve. The B-17, B25 & B-24 were the backbone of the American effort during the war from 1942 to 1945 and were famous for their ability to sustain damage and still accomplish the mission. Despite the risks of anti-aircraft fire, attacking enemy fighters, and the harrowing environment of sub-zero temperatures, many B-17s and B-24s safely brought their crews home. The P-51 Mustang was affectionately known as the bombers “Little Friend” – saving countless crews from attacking axis fighters. After the war, many aircraft were scrapped for their raw aluminum to rebuild a nation in post-war prosperity and therefore very few were spared. The rarity of the B-17, B-25, B-24, P-40 & P-51 - and their importance to telling the story of WWII is why the Collings Foundation continues to fly and display the aircraft nationwide. At each location we encourage local veterans and their families to visit and share their experiences and stories with the public. For aviation enthusiasts, the tour provides opportunity for the museum to come to the visitor and not the other way around! Visitors can find out more by visiting our website at For further information e-mail Hunter Chaney, Director of Marketing: or 800568-8924.

CELEBRATE 4TH OF JULY Join The Estes Park Resort this 4th of July as we Celebrate our Country’s Independence. The Estes Park Resort will be hosting many family friendly activities to celebrate this fourth of July. Join us on our back lawn where we will have lawn games, face painting, snow cone machines, kid friendly bounce house, and smore kits to enjoy around the fire pit. Food will be served from our backyard grill including a full bar.

Get the best views of the reworks over Lake Estes. Space in the Pavilion are limited. Tickets are required for entrance.

$15 per person.

We will be hosting The Fox Duo band

12pm to 3pm.

For questions or to reserve your space on the pavilion, please contact our front desk. 970-577-6400

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The Estes Arts District Presentsâ&#x20AC;Ś First Friday! Art Groove & Hospitality Stops Join us on Friday, July 5th starting at 5 p.m. to enjoy gallery socials thru the village. Summer nights are the perfect time to explore new artwork in the Estes Valley. Come out and see whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new, meet interesting people and enjoy good company. There will be show openings, tasty treats and artists to chat with at the fine galleries participating in the First Friday! Art Groove. Bring a friend or come and meet some new friends and perhaps find a delightful piece of art to take home with you. Collect gallery marks on a Groovy Gallery Travel Card for a chance to win two Rooftop Rodeo tickets. Choose your night July 8-13. How to enter drawing: 1. Get a Groovy Gallery travel card. 2. Get a minimum of four different gallery signatures. 3. Add your contact information. 4. Turn in your signed travel card. 5. Done! More event details at July 5th FF! Participating Galleries Mary Frankel Studio and Gallery-Suite 106, 1751 North Lake Avenue. Gallery Social and Open Studio with Mary Frankel. Meet the artist and enjoy light snacks and beverages. Dawn Normali and Nancy Hall will be guest artists and will be doing painting demonstrations. 5-8 p.m.

The Studio Fine Art & Framing541 Big Thompson Ave.-970-237-4300 (behind Theater/Stanley Village). New works from artists Greg Miles and K. C. Benson. Great art, hip music, fun food, delicious people. Be there. Aloha. 5-8 p.m. The Art Center of Estes Park-517 Big Thompson Ave.970-586-5882. Two shows: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Language of Weavingâ&#x20AC;? show features Estes Park fiber artist Chris Switzer, basketry artist Linda Lugenbill of Colorado Springs, and weaver and tapestry artist David Johnson of Thornton, Colorado. â&#x20AC;&#x153;FACE of Fiber in the Rockies 2019â&#x20AC;? a Nation Fiber show invitational featuring artist from around the country. Chris Switzer will be speaking and demonstrating at the Art Center during the July 5 First Friday celebration. 5-8 p.m. Earthwood Artisans-360 E. Elkhorn Ave. - 970-586-2151. Join the party! Meet Fort Collins-based glass blower

Dottie Boscamp. While there, check out the two seven foot tall glass and metal sculptures by artist Rollin Karg. Enjoy tasty snacks and beverages during this town wide First Friday! Art Groove event. 5-8 p.m. Aspen and Evergreen Gallery-356 E. Elkhorn Ave.-970586-4355. Join us at our monthly Meet the Artist Party. July features demos from two local artists, light hors d'oeuvres, drinks, great art, and lively conversation. We look forward to seeing you here. 5-8 p.m. Images of RMNP203 Park Lane970-586-4352. Erik will be on hand to sign books and answer any questions about his new hiking guide - Hiking RMNP: The Essential Guide. Treats and drinks provided. 5-8 p.m. Images of Estes Park-181(B) W Riverside Drive-308-390-9496. Come celebrate with photographers Alan and Leanne Shadduck at their new gallery space. They offer unique local wildlife &

landscapes on an assortment of print media. Complimentary snacks and beverages served. 5-8 p.m. Earthwood Collections-141 E. Elkhorn Ave.-970-577-8100. Fine art show opening, with two great Coloradobased fine artists, oil painter Stan Sidorov and silk painter Lena Sidorova. Plus enjoy a free live jazz concert with Max Wagner (sax) and Stu MacAskie (piano). Complimentary food and refreshments will be served. Bring a friend and have some fun. You never know what you might see during this fun town-wide art event. 5-8 p.m. Stop in for a Drop! Enjoy a true taste of Colorado along the First Friday! Art Groove route. Try a tasting or a flight at these recommended local craft beverage establishments. â&#x20AC;˘ Rock Cut Brewing Co.-Groovy specials plus a twelve tap selection. â&#x20AC;˘ Snowy Peaks Winery-Tasting room open until 7:00 p.m., live music with Restless Spirit 4:30-6:30 â&#x20AC;˘ Elkins Tasting Room-New downtown location at 137 E. Elkhorn - Colorado style Whisky â&#x20AC;˘ Lumpy Ridge Brewing Co.-Art on Display, the Art of Wade â&#x20AC;˘ Vino GiĂş-Chocolate, Wine, Cheese, Charcuterie and VitaJuwel Come out and see beautiful artwork plus enjoy a true taste of Colorado.

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Ground Cover To Perform At YMCA Of The Rockies On Sunday, July 7, the Bluegrass Band, Ground Cover will be the guest performers for the 10:00 a.m. outside worship, on the lawn, next to Hyde Chapel. Their performance on Sunday evening begins at 7:00 p.m. in Hyde Chapel. This performance is free and open to the public. Ground Cover is a bluegrass band with a twist. They play a lot of non-bluegrass songs in a bluegrass style with the traditional bluegrass instruments. They also play old traditional bluegrass songs. The band plays covers, which their name alludes to; Ground Cover. They have been playing together for five years. Some of their song selections include “I Went Down to the River to Pray, “My Man Thomas,” “This is the Day,” “This is

My Father's World,” and “This Little Light of Mine.” Members of the band are: Pat Wright on guitar and lead vocals, Lance Maloney on mandolin and vocals, Sondra Tilsley plays stand up bass, Luke Lombardi, on fiddle, and Kira Lombardi on banjo. This will be the 6th year of outside worship at the YMCA of the Rockies. The mountains provide a beautiful backdrop to “Worship in the Rockies.” Please join us. This Sunday service and concert are a part of the Chapel Ministry’s 2019 Summer Worship Fest program. Learn more about the YMCA Chapel Ministry and 2019 Summer Worship Fest at

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

Pipe Organ - Chapel Choir - Free Parking - Children Welcome

BRODIE AVENUE OPEN From Fish Creek Rd to Church east entrance during summer road construction

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Coolest Car Show In Colorado This July 4

The Fourth of July in Estes Park will once again serve as the dazzling backdrop to shiny chrome, tail fins, polished fenders, and Americana-themed nostalgia. The 21st Annual Coolest Car Show takes place on Wednesday, July 4th from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Estes Park Event Center, located at Stanley Fairgrounds. Admission to the Coolest Car Show is only $8 for adults, or $5 for young people ages 6 to 17. Children five and under attend free. Tickets will be on sale that day inside the lobby. Spanning both the Event Center and next-door Pavilion, the Coolest Car Show features rows and rows of specialty vehicles—everything from vintage cards to today’s state-of-the-art electrics. There will be local car owners from Estes Park and many more from throughout Colorado, as many from out-of-state. The Coolest Car Show is familyfriendly festival, with special activities for kids and a photo booth. Food will be available for purchase, and a beer truck will be on site. In addition to the abundant parking available at the Events Center on July 4, Estes Park Trolleys will transport showgoers from the Municipal Building downtown to the Event Center at the Fairgrounds and back. The Museum Friends thank the many sponsors that are making this year’s

event possible: State Farm Insurance, Mama Rose’s Restaurant, Poppys Pizza & Grill, the Estes Park News, the Estes Park Trail Gazette, Bank of Colorado, the Ore Cart Rock Shop, Brownfield’s Souvenirs and Outdoor Gear, iii Image Enhancement, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Cheley Colorado Camps, Tour Estes Park, Hobert Office Services, the Bank of Estes Park, Big O Tires, U.S. Bank, and Sweet Basilico Italian Cuisine. Thanks also goes to the Town of Estes Park Special Events Department, the Estes Park Car Club, and the many volunteers who will be giving a portion of their Fourth of July to staff the event. Tickets will also be on sale that day for the July 4 Big Bang Concert, featuring the internationally-acclaimed Face Vocal Band, Cowboy Brad Fitch and Elvis Tribute artist, Aaron Black who will all be performing in Estes Park that evening at the Estes Park Fairgrounds. For more information about the evening concert or advance ticket purchases, visit The Coolest Car Show is a fundraiser for the Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit dedicated to supporting the Estes Park Museum through fundraising, publications, outreach, volunteerism, special projects and events. For more information about the event, visit or call 303-475-7152.

The Cultural Arts Council Presents Brad Fitch Concert The Cultural Arts Council presents two concerts at Performance Park on July 11, 2019. On Thursday July 11 enjoy the western and folk tunes of Cowboy Brad Fitch. Both concerts start at 7 p.m. at Performance Park – 435 West Elkhorn Ave. These concerts are brought to you by the Cultural Arts Council with help from the sponsorship of Coldwell Banker: Estes Village Properties. About “Cowboy” Brad “I intend for my songs to express the wonder of being alive on this beautiful planet, and I hope they will help listeners to feel relaxed, comfortable and happy. If my music takes you to a pleasant place in your heart or your mind, then I have accomplished my purpose” said Brad. Raised in Estes Park, Colorado, singer, songwriter and guitarist Brad Fitch has been playing professionally since he was 15 years old. “Cowboy” Brad specializes in original folk and western music. In 2001, Brad performed for the President of the United States during his visit to Colorado. Brad was presented the outstanding community service award from the Estes Park Sunrise Rotary Club in 2006. He performed during the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver and has opened for an impressive array of folk and western artists. He received the Hawaii Music Award in 2009. Brad was awarded the AllAround Cowboy Entertainer at the Aspen Lodge Cowboy Poetry Gathering. Brad has recorded 20 albums featuring his original music that reflects what he loves about nature and the western lifestyle. He has also been part of several other popular performing and recording acts including the Barleens’ Arizona and Rocky Mountain Oprys. For more than 10 years, Brad has performed John Denver tribute concerts to benefit the Rocky Mountain Nature Association, the Estes Park Lions Club charities, the City of Fort Collins, Colorado, The Cancer Center of Arizona and the Estes Park Cultural Arts Council. These concerts, which feature John Denver’s songs, have set attendance records at their venues. Brad has performed at the annual John Denver memorial concerts in Aspen, Colorado several times. Brad is a veteran United States Coast Guard officer. Come enjoy this wonderful music at the nice open air and acoustically pleasing location of Performance Park. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome.

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Summit Kid's Camp Says Thanks!

Thank you to all those who prayed, gave, served, and volunteered for Summit Kid's Camp. And, thank you to all of the families who participated in this free camp. We had over 120 kids at Summit Kids Camp and over 50 volunteers. We love kids at Summit!

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           July 8 - July 12 Monday, July 8 Crispy Chicken BLT Sandwich w/ cottage cheese Tuesday, July 9 Patty Melt Sandwich w/ tomato salad Wednesday, July 10 Fried Chicken (3 pc) w/ mashed potatoes, gravy & vegetables Thursday, July 11 Chicken Parmesan w/ spaghetti, garlic bread & side salad Friday, July 12 Salmon w/ rice & clam chowder soup

July 15 - July 19 Monday, July 15 BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwich w/ homemade chips & coleslaw Tuesday, July 16 French Dip Sandwich w/ Swiss cheese & tomato salad Wednesday, July 17 Chicken Salad Croissant w/ homemade chips Thursday, July 18 Meat Lasagna w/ garlic bread & side salad Friday, July 19 Trout (4 oz) w/ pasta salad & clam chowder soup All noon meals are $5 for current EP Senior Citizens Center members and are by reservation only. Reservations must be made by 1:00 PM at least one business day in advance. Note, if you want to reserve a meal for Monday, July 8th, you need to call before 1:00 PM on Friday, July 5th. For reservations call 970-581-2195 (Monday โ€“ Friday 9:00 am - 1:30 pm). Pre-paid meal tickets and membership forms are available at the Estes Park Senior Citizens Center at our NEW location 1760 Olympian Lane. Eat at the Senior Citizens Center or take Meals to Go! Regular hours of operation 9:00 am -- 1:30 pm Monday thru Friday. Join or renew membership for 2019! Check out our website: TriFit, Balance, Mah Jongg, Tai Chi, crafts, games, and other activities. NEW dedicated location and space !

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Annual Glen Haven Pancake Breakfast Saturday, July 20 Mark your calendar and join the fun at the Glen Haven Area Volunteer Fire Departmentโ€™s annual pancake breakfast Saturday, July 20 from 7:00 to 11:00 a.m. The price is $7 for adults, $4 for children ages 5 to 10, and children under five eat for free. Firefighters will once again be serving pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, juice, and coffee in the firehouse in Glen Haven. Fantastic treasures, including but not limited to, gift certificates from restaurants and other local businesses, home furnishings, and artwork will be offered in the silent auction. Be sure to stop by the bake sale for homemade pies, cakes, breads, and cookies. There will be a craft show featuring local artisans as well. The GHAVFD defends 500 structures located on over 25,000 acres of mostly forested land and responds to vehicle crashes and incidents requiring emergency assistance along County Road 43. They also support other area agencies

when called upon. The department currently has 20 incredible volunteers who put their lives on the line to protect our community and its assets. This breakfast event is one of the departments main source of income. There have been several unplanned expenses and needed equipment this year including a leak in their primary Engine 11, air bottles for their breathing apparatus, and needed air packs and masks to replace 15-year-old equipment. The community of Glen Haven is neither a municipality nor a taxing district. GHAVFD is a 501 (C) (3) non-profit Colorado corporation. All contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. If you are unable to attend, please consider making a donation to GHAVFD, P. O. Box 53, Glen Haven, CO 80532. For more information on the breakfast and the Department check out

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Quaker/Unitarian Meetings The Quaker/Unitarian group meets each Sunday morning at the US Bank meeting room (363 East Elkhorn Ave.). Quaker silence is from 10-10:30 a.m. Social time is from 10:30-11 a.m.. Presentation and discussion is from 11-noon. This week, the discussion will be led by Dr. Phyl Conway. Her topic will be ‘Finding a Path of Kindness.’ All are welcome. Please join us. Call Randy Maharry at 515-229-8299 with any questions.

PEO Invites Any PEO Members To Summer Breakfast July 12 The Estes Park PEO Group invites any interested PEO summer visitors to join us for breakfast at the Otherside Restaurant at 9 a.m. on Friday, July 12th. Our PEO visitors are also invited to the BIL Potluck Brunch on Monday, July 22 at 11 a.m. in the home of Merilyn Johnston. The speaker will be Janet Benter, "Twenty-one days in Rwanda." If interested, please call Pam Schnetzler for further information at 586-5870.

Tennis Anyone? Residents and summer visitors are invited to join the Estes Park tennis community. We play at the courts in Stanley Park, near the high school. Men’s and women’s doubles on weekday mornings – mixed doubles on Sunday evenings, followed by dinner at a local restaurant for those wanting to participate. We would love to see you out on the courts. For more information, call Sally at 970-5779752.




July 4

Every Thursday Bond Park

Every Monday George Hix Riverside Plaza 10am-5pm Enjoy local art like pottery, painting, photography, fiber arts, hand blown art and more!


8am-1pm Check out fresh Colorado grown and produced consumable products!



July 5

Estes Events Center Complex 6pm; $17 for adults, $5 for kids; Enjoy music, fireworks, food & drinks!


Throughout the Village

Gallery & art center tours, refreshments, music. 5-8pm


From bluegrass jams to peaceful listenings, here are this month’s hot spots.

This month’s races, fun-runs, organized outdoor adventures & more!

The Rock Inn Mountain Tavern The Other Side Restaurant Twin Owls Steakhouse Nicky’s Steakhouse The Stanley Hotel Snowy Peaks Winery Performance Park

5K Group Run

Every Tuesday:

Stanley Hotel 5:30pm Every Thursday:

Thursday Trail & Brewery Group Run 6-8pm

Every Friday & Saturday:

Sip & Paint Murphy’s Resort 7-9pm

July 10-12 7 Summits

Climbing Camp

Mountain Shop

Rocky Mountain Conservancy Educational Programs

July 4 Coolest Car Show Estes Park Events Complex 9:30-3:30pm

July 20 Glen Haven Area Volunteer Fire Dept Pancake Breakfast Glen Haven Firehouse 7am-11am


Stanley Park Fairgrounds 7pm; $20 GA, $30 fo reserved seats; Nightly professional rodeo performances and more! Parad through downtow July 12, 10am

GAME NIGHTS From trivia to poker to karaoke, these places bring the fun.

Rock Cut Brewing Lonigans The Barrel Latitude 105 Alehouse Hunters Chop House

Every Monday & Tuesday Downtown

Walking Tour 8:15-10am

Daily; Find Waldo! Macdonald Book Shop & other stores!

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Invitation: Burning Issues Program At The “Y”: 7/15-8/19 & Free Of Charge For you who are interested in current worldwide geopolitical affairs, please join us in exploring: “The Emerging Naval Competition between The U.S., China, and Russia, Especially in the South China Sea”. “Taxes, tariffs, and trade wars; How our Economy is Changing”. “Two sides of the coin: The Russians' Point of View” “Report from Europe: Brexit, NATO, and the European Union” “What Will Be the Supreme Court's New Normal?” “Hot Spots around the world.” The public - “Y” campers, Estes Park residents, and visitors to RMNP and our Estes Valley - all are invited to the 44th Annual Robert M. Lawrence Burning Issues Lecture Series for 2019, conducted at the “Y,” free of charge. The presentations will be every Monday at 7:30 p.m., July 15 - August 19, in the Hempel Auditorium. July 15: “The Emerging Naval Competition between The U.S., China, and Russia, Especially in the South China Sea.” Dan Ward is an emeritus professor of Engineering at Colorado State University. Holding a Ph. D. in Physics from the University of Texas, he first served aboard U.S. Navy submarines before moving to Colorado State University where in taught in the College of Engineering. He will be talking about what some are calling the second Cold War, and how the U.S. and its two potential adversaries are building up their naval forces, and clashing in and above the South China Sea, a vast region claimed by Beijing. July 22: “Taxes, tariffs, and trade wars; How our Economy is Changing.” John Olienyk earned his Ph.D. in Economics from Colorado State University where he became Associate Dean in the College of Business after working as a stock broker. The focus of his presentation will be upon the many changes which are impacting the U.S. economy since the 2016 election. July 29: “Two Sides of the Coin: The Russian’s Point of View.” Dr. Milt Garrett is an internationally known consultant and executive coach to CEOs and public officials. The owner and CEO of Garrett Group International has had clients in seven countries. His major contributions, beginning in 1999, focused on Russia’s economic recovery. For the past 20 years, Garrett has worked across Russia’s 11-time zones with clients in 226 cites. This coming September, in Russia he will spend five days with Mikhail Gorbachev and Vladimir Posner on citizen diplomacy opportunities. For Burning Issues he will share some points of

view and perspectives of Russians from his staff, many interpreters, ambassador sources, his family (as a God-Father) in Perm, his university English students, and other current sources. August 5: “Report from Europe: Brexit, NATO, and the European Union.” Henry Weisser is a emeritus professor of History at Colorado State University. After earning his Ph.D from Columbia University Professor Weisser taught History for 39 years. The focus of his talk will be upon the current economic and military changes occurring with America's basic allies. August 12: “What Will Be the Supreme Court's New Normal?” Eric Waples, former Headmaster of Fountain Valley Schools of Colorado and Chair of History and Government of the Potomac School in McLean, VA, he taught courses on the Supreme Court for the past 47 years. While living in the Washington D.C. area, Mr. Waples and his students met with various Supreme Court justices and sat in on many cases. His presentation focus will be upon how the recent addition of Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh affect personal alliances, methods of constitutional interpretation and case outcomes. He will explore these questions in the context of end-ofterm Court decisions involving the census, gerrymandering, the Peace Corps and other significant constitutional issues. August 19: “Hot Spots around the world.” John Roberts is a retired U.S. State Department officer. His service spanned deployments to U.S. outposts from the Middle East to Asia, including Vietnam. After retirement he taught in the International Affairs Department at Colorado State University. Based upon his overseas experience, he will discuss the many areas where the U.S. finds itself involved. Directions: In Estes Park US 36 becomes Elkhorn St. Follow US 36 and RMNP signs to Moraine Ave and turn left. In two miles, cross the intersection at Mary's Lake Rd., move to the left lane for 1/4 mi. County 66, plus YMCA signs take you left onto Tunnel Rd./66. (US 36 continues west into Rocky Mountain National Park.) In 2.5 mi the YMCA entrance is on the right. From Tunnel Rd./66 to the Y campus is Association Drive. At the 2nd stop sign turn right into the parking lot and find a spot. The building on that right corner is Hempel Auditorium. The sign on Hempel faces Association Dr. and is not prominently visible - dark green lettering on the dark brown wall is partially obscured by evergreen trees. Please join us.

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Reliance Fire Museum Open House Saturday, July 13

The Reliance Fire Museum will host an Open House on Saturday, July 13 from 9 a.m. to noon. The Reliance Fire Museum is a gently guarded secret in the Estes Park community, out of sight of most curious eyes. It is the place where old fire engines come to get a breath of new life, as they are restored to new condition for their owners: collectors, cities, museums and fire fighter associations. It is also a place that a fine collection of old trucks now make their permanent homes. Founded in 1994 by Douglas Klink Jr., the museum continues under his direction today, showcasing symbols of America's firefighting efforts from the last century. Each piece of apparatus carries with it a colorful history that reveals a designers dream, a firefighter’s tireless work and a community’s pride. Those elements are brought to life during museum tours.

The 12,000 square foot museum building contains various pieces of apparatus, and several static displays of one-of-akind and retired firefighting artifacts. The Reliance Fire Museum collection of American firefighting pieces offers you a glimpse into the evolution of technology as you browse over 100 years of advances- beginning with their 1901 Waterous Steam Pumper (that still pumps). Most of their apparatus can be started and pumped on any given day. In fact, their 1967 Snorkel was called out of retirement in 2009 to assist the local volunteer fire department during a multidepartment effort to control a 20,000 square foot shopping mall fire.

It's not uncommon to see a Reliance truck cruising through downtown Estes Park as their volunteers exercise the engines and keep them in operating condition. When you visit the Reliance Fire Museum, you'll have a chance to see some antique trucks in the process of being restored. They are fortunate to have a full service restoration shop in the museum. Their guided tours take you into the restoration shop where you might see the inside of an Ahrens Fox engine block, or the belly of an American LaFrance being painted (restoration shop is not accessible to self-guided tours). At Reliance Fire Museum they have preserved many of the techniques used in the original construction of older apparatus. These include gold leaf decoration and striping, spinning of metal pieces such as steamer crowns, and rebuilding of engine and pumps with leather seals and/or rubber valves. artist. Appetizers paired with wine from When you visit, you'll see, smell and Snowy Peaks Winery. 380 West Riverside feel the power of the fire engine, as they Drive in Piccadilly Square right next to originally served your metropolitan and Rock Cut Brewing Company. rural communities. The Reliance Fire Museum is a 501(c)3 not for profit corporation and tax deductible donations are accepted- and are an important source of funding for museum operations. This will be the only open house during the summer of 2019. Check their Facebook page for up to date information and to see photos of current projects. Public tours are free of charge. Donations to help operate the museum are always welcome, but not required. Reliance Fire Museum is located at 460 Elm Road, and to get there from downtown Estes Park, head West on Moraine Ave. to Elm Road. Take a right on Elm Road and follow it about 3/4 mile to the museum, on the right. Call 970-577-1953 or visit for more information.

Grand Opening Of Sky Pond Photo & Video’s Gallery Grand Opening of Sky Pond Photo & Video’s gallery on Tuesday, July 9th from 4-9 p.m. Landscape images of Rocky Mountain National Park along with Patterson Glassworks as a guest

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Big Bang Concert On 4th of July Features Three Amazing Music Sensations On July 4 the Big Bang Concert will be a convergence of music, food and visual stimuli! Enjoy your evening in Estes Park with great music as Cowboy Brad Fitch, Elvis tribute artist, Aaron Black and Face Vocal band gather together at the Stanley Park Fairgrounds for a night of fantastic music! On site will be great food, burgers, BBQ, hot dogs, brats, salads, fries and ice cream. The event also offers free parking, covered bleacher seating and craft beer and wine. About “Cowboy” Brad “I intend for my songs to express the wonder of being alive on this beautiful planet, and I hope they will help listeners

Brad was awarded the All-Around Cowboy Entertainer at the Aspen Lodge Cowboy Poetry Gathering. Brad has recorded 20 albums featuring his original music that reflects what he loves about nature and the western lifestyle. He has also been part of several other popular performing and recording acts including the Barleens’ Arizona and Rocky Mountain Oprys. Brad performs at corporate events, conventions, fairs, concerts, fund-raisers, weddings, parades, parties and at western music festivals in locations ranging from Massachusetts to Hawaii, including the

to feel relaxed, comfortable and happy. If my music takes you to a pleasant place in your heart or your mind, then I have accomplished my purpose.” Raised in Estes Park, Colorado, singer, songwriter and guitarist Brad Fitch has been playing professionally since he was 15 years old. “Cowboy” Brad specializes in original folk and western music. In 2001, Brad performed for the President of the United States during his visit to Colorado. Brad was presented the outstanding community service award from the Estes Park Sunrise Rotary Club in 2006. He performed during the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver and has opened for an impressive array of folk and western artists. He received the Hawaii Music Award in 2009.

Red Rocks amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado. He performs around 300 shows each year at venues of 30,000 plus. For more than 10 years, Brad has performed John Denver tribute concerts to benefit the Rocky Mountain Nature Association, the Estes Park Lions Club charities, the City of Fort Collins, Colorado, The Cancer Center of Arizona and the Estes Park Cultural Arts Council. These concerts, which feature John Denver’s songs, have set attendance records at their venues. Brad has performed at the annual John Denver memorial concerts in Aspen, Colorado several times. Brad is a veteran United States Coast Guard officer. Colorado Springs Elvis Tribute Artist Aaron Black

Aaron Black owes his entire Elvis career to two pitchers of beer and a karaoke contest! He won 1st place singing Blue Suede Shoes at an Air Force Base Club and then entered an Air Force Tops-in-Blue Talent Contest a few weeks later. He won 1st place in that too, the first of six awards he has won! Aaron has been performing his Elvis Tribute for 29 years (He has now been performing as Elvis longer than Elvis performed as Elvis!!) and has won several awards for his show. He is an avid fan, memorabilia collector and is an expert on the Elvis Presley story. The five Elvis suits that he currently wears are authentic $3,000-$4,000 recreations of Elvis' most famous suits, including the Aloha Eagle Jumpsuit worn in the Aloha From Hawaii TV concert! These suits are created by some of the same people who created Elvis’ original suits and are actually licensed by Elvis’ estate. A highlight of his full show is “Instant Elvis,” where an audience member gets dressed as Elvis and they sing a duet together! Aaron always mixes a little humor and Elvis trivia into every hip-shaking show. Aaron is often asked if he is lip-syncing, but it really is him singing. He has even performed for two people who knew the real Elvis and both gave him high marks! Aaron has always been an Elvis fan. As a child, he saw Elvis perform live six times. He even met his future wife the day after Elvis died when she asked him about the black armband he was wearing. They were married a few years later and she now sings backup in his show! Aaron served on submarines in the Navy and was also an Air Force Intelligence Officer and still teaches space operations for the Air Force at Peterson AFB. Face Vocal Band Face Vocal Band has been captivating

audiences for over a decade with their infectious energy punctuated by an endearing love of performance. Blending modern popular tunes with complex harmonies, brilliant beat-box rhythms and superb singing, Face takes their audience on a musical journey and it’s fantastic fun. Performing over 100 shows per year around the world, the band has also competed on the hit NBC series “The SingOff,” headlined at Edinburgh, Scotland’s prestigious Festival Fringe, and has opened for legendary performers such as Jon Bon Jovi, Barenaked Ladies, Jay Leno, The Wailers, 38 Special, Manhattan Transfer, Rick Springfield, Culture Club & Boy George. Back home in Colorado, Face continues to be voted “Best Local Band/Musician” by numerous publications. They win audience awards and regularly perform for packed audiences in iconic venues such as Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Paramount Theatre, Swallow Hill, Boulder Theater, Soiled Dove Underground, and the Denver Bronco’s Mile High Stadium. Critics and fans world-wide describe Face as “a true American heartland sound” and “soulful singing stands out above the crowd.” Schedule Gates will open at 5 p.m. and the music starts at 5:45 p.m. 5:45 to 6:30-Brad Fitch performing a John Denver Tribute 6:45 to 7:30-Aaron Black with an Elvis Tribute 7:40 to 9:30-Face Vocal band No need to move after the concert, stay where you are and watch the 4th of July fireworks over Lake Estes just as the music ends. Tickets for this fantastic night of entertainment are just $17 for adults, $5 for kids, and can be purchased at Don't miss it, buy your tickets now! For more information, email Josh at

Estes Park Village Band To Present Patriotic Concert on July 4 The Estes Park Village Band will present its annual Fourth of July Concert at Performance Park, Estes Park’s beautiful outdoor performance facility located on west Elkhorn Avenue. The free concert, featuring patriotic music and marches, will begin at 7:00 p.m. Audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. The concert will be performed, rain or shine, and will conclude by 8:30 p.m. so audience members can travel to their favorite fireworks-viewing area before the fireworks show begins at 9:30 p.m. The band will be performing a variety of patriotic selections celebrating America’s history, culture and traditions through music. In what has become a Village Band tradition, American flags will be distributed to the audience before the concert begins. This is the band’s 37th year of performing for the Estes Park community and its visitors. Sharing the conducting duties for Saturday’s program will be Loren Johnson, Jeff Klintberg and

Chuck Varilek. The concert will begin as it always does, with the “Star Spangled Banner” followed by “God Bless America. ” Other patriotic songs the audience will hear include “This Is My Country,” “American The Beautiful,” “Freedom Isn’t Free” and “American Patrol.” There will be no shortage of marches performed at this concert. You can expect to hear Karl King’s “Kentucky Sunrise,” Samuel Hazo’s “Black Granite,” Henry Fillmore’s “North South College All-Stars March” and John Philip Sousa’s “The Stars And Stripes Forever.” Scott Anderson will be featured as a vocal soloist on “God Bless America,” “This Is My Country,” “Freedom Isn’t Free” and will lead the audience in “The Ultimate Patriotic Sing-Along,” as arranged by Estes Park resident Jerry Brubaker. Michael J. Arnott will be featured as vocal soloist on “You’ll Never Walk Alone,”a tribute to our first responders who put their lives on the line for us

every day. Michael J. is a performer and general manager of the Lazy B Chuckwagon Dinner and Show at the Elkhorn Lodge and also performs at the Barleens Dinner Show in Apache Junction, AZ. In what has become an Estes Park tradition, Johnson will direct the Village Band in the performance of a special selection, “Armed Forces Medley.” This arrangement features the theme songs of the Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Marines and Air Force. Members of the audience who have served or are currently serving in the Armed Forces, and their family members, will be asked to stand and be recognized with applause during the perform-

ance of their service theme song. The Estes Park Village Band is a community band made up of musicians from the Estes Park area as well as from surrounding communities. New members are always welcome to perform with the band. Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings, starting at 7:30 p.m. in the Estes Park High School bandroom For more information contact Chuck Varilek at 970-227-8704.

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It’s My Privilege. Handling trauma is never a small matter. Combine it with altitude, and it can become a big deal. That’s why Jessica feels so privileged to work in her hometown alongside some of the country’s most highly trained EMS professionals, most with 20 years on the job and some with advanced expertise in ight operations. Training: it’s crucial when handling emergencies, especially those in the elevated place you call home. Jessica Brown, EMS Paramedic Emergency & Trauma Services

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

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Speaker From Jerusalem Talks About An Alliance To Reinforce Israel's Security And Economy

By Don Darling It was Jerusalem during a trip in 2014 when I first met Calev Myers, he was one of those guys that makes you feel special right off the bat. Over the years our friendship has grown and now Estes Park has the privilege to hear Calev and his brother Shimon speak on Tuesday evening at the Fireside room at Mountain View Bible Fellowship. The main topic of the evening will be information about a nonprofit organization, founded by Calev called ARISE (Alliance to Reinforce Israel's Security and Economy). “All too often you and I awaken to headlines of an anti-sematic attack on a Jewish community somewhere in the world, or a multinational corporation which has decided to boycott products from Israel” says Calev. He continues “ARISE's primary mission is to motivate, activate and leverage existing networks of people around the world who are predisposed to supporting both Israelis and Palestinians and creating solutions which improve the quality of life for both peoples on both sides of the conflict; people who share our belief that all human beings were created in the image of their Creator”. Calev is an Israeli Lawyer, author and civil rights activist. In 2016 Calev published “Crucial Alliance-African Americans, Jews and the Middle East Conundrum” which depicts the struggle of the African American and Jewish communities against racism, bigotry and terrorism, how they have helped each other overcome these challenges and why the alliance between the communities is more crucial today than ever. Calev has contributed op-eds to the Times of Israel website, the Walla News website and has appeared on Israeli television programs

in English and Hebrew as a current events analyst from a human rights perspective. He has also been interviewed on CNN and I24 News. In 2004 Calev founded the Jerusalem Institute of Justice (JIJ), a human rights group active in Israel and surrounding territories and has presented reports on their behalf before governmental bodies including the European Parliament, the Finnish Parliament, the Swedish Parliament and the French Parliament as well as universities such as Oxford University, Toronto University, York University, Helsinki University, San Jose State University, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, MIT, University of Denver, Uppsala University and Tilburg University. (Wikipedia) This event will take place Tuesday, July 9th, 7 p.m. at Mountain View Bible Fellowship, Fireside Room 1574 South Saint Vrain Ave. There is no charge for the event and it's open to the public, we are grateful for the hospitality of Mountain View Bible Fellowship

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Richard Geppinger To Perform Free Concert July 11 Richard Geppinger will be performing a free concert July 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hempel Auditorium, YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park. Richard is an award-winning instrumental composer and guitar synthesist utilizing state-of-the-art technology to weave a musical tapestry all his own. From Celtic to prog rock and everything in between, his original compositions encompass a wide variety of styles and techniques, which, along side with stories and tales from his book, enable Richard to make deep emotional connection with his audiences. You can learn more about him at

21st Annual Thursday Night Live Plus Now through August 22, 2019 21st Annual Thursday Night Live Plus at Performance Park, 435 West Elkhorn Avenue. Sponsored by the Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park snd Coldwell Banker – Estes Village Properties. Concerts begin at 7 p.m., weather permitting. Bring a blanket or a chair. For more information, call 970-402-7348. July: 11 – Cowboy Brad Fitch 12 – Brett Wilson and Friends 24 – Great Blue 25 – Elk Hollow 31 – Riverside Ramblers August: 1 – Brett Wilson 8- Beverly Sencenbaugh and Friends 15 – Tribute to Folk Singers 16 – Willie Thomas 21 - Denver MountainAires Barbershop 22 - Matthew Gurnsey – The Kilted Man

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Senate Candidate John Walsh In Estes Park This Sunday, July 7 U. S. Senate Candidate John Walsh will be in Estes Park on Sunday afternoon, July 7, from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. at the Estes Valley Library’s Hondius Room. This meet-and-greet for John is open to the public and hosted by the Estes Valley Democrats. John is a Democratic candidate for the U. S. Senate seat currently held by Senator Cory Gardner. Having served as our U. S. Attorney for the District of Colorado, John’s legal and community-oriented background has prepared him for protecting the interests of all Coloradans. John was appointed to the U. S. Attorney position in 2010 by President Obama, and was unanimously confirmed by the U. S. Senate. From 2010 through August 2016, John oversaw a team of nearly 200 Assistant U. S. Attorneys and staff, and was very successful in standing up for the rights of Coloradans and against special interests. Examples of accomplishments during his tenure as our U. S. Attorney include winning the largest settlement in Colorado history against Citibank for fraudulent activities, and the successful prosecution of GlaxoSmithKline that resulted in the largest healthcare fraud fine in our history. John also has dealt first-hand with the human toll caused by gun violence. As U. S. Attorney, he led the federal response to the Aurora theatre shooting in 2012 and the Colorado Springs Planned Parent-

hood shooting in 2015. After leaving his position as U. S. Attorney, John joined the WilmerHale law firm in 2017, leading their litigation practice. In early 2019, the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network awarded John and a team of WilmerHale attorneys RMIAN’s 2019 Pro Bono Service Award for their humanitarian legal work in representing immigrant parents and children separated at the U. S.-Mexico border. John grew up in Colorado, and attended public schools in Denver. He was an exchange student to Mexico at age 13, becoming fluent in Spanish. John received his law degree from Stanford, graduating with honors near the top of his class and serving as senior editor of the Stanford Law Review. Besides his legal accomplishments, John has been heavily involved in giving back to the community through starting a Denver non-profit, “Invest in Kids,” dedicated to helping lift youths out of poverty through education and health care. John, his wife Lisa, and their three children share a love for the Colorado outdoors and a commitment to preserving our fragile environment. Please meet this impressive candidate in person on July 7. For more information, you may email Vicky Henry, Democratic PCP Coordinator, at


Estes Park School DistrictÊis a proud partnerÊin the Summer Food Service Program through CDE!Ê

WHERE?Ê Estes Park Elementary School Lunch RoomÊ (1505 Brodie Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517) WHEN?Ê Weekdays from June 3rd through August 2, 2019Ê (Closed onÊJuly 4/5) HOURS:Ê Lunch: Noon to 1 PM Snack: 3:30 to 4 PMÊ

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

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Get Ready For The Estes Park 2019 Rooftop Rodeo. It’s The Rodeo with Altitude! The Rooftop Rodeo has a very exciting 2019 lined up! In addition to last year’s awards, the Rooftop Rodeo has won the PRCA's Rodeo of the Year five times and the Western Pro Rodeo Association’s Rodeo of the Year in 2017 along with numerous PRCA Mountain States Circuit awards. Estes Park Western Heritage

provides "boots on the ground" working with the Town of Estes Park to produce the award-winning Rooftop Rodeo each year. This year’s Rooftop Rodeo takes place July 8-13. Gates open at 5 p.m. each night and parking is free. We will also have live music, kid’s activities, vendors, and concessions available on midway each night beginning at 5 p.m. The nightly preshow starts at 6:30 with the main performance at 7:00. Kicking off rodeo week festivities will be the traditional Rooftop Rodeo Parade on Tuesday, July 9th starting at 10:30 a.m. Bands, horseback riders, draft hitches, floats, unique automobiles, rodeo royalty, clubs, organizations, traveling bands, trick riders, clowns and more have added a distinctively fun time and western flavor to Estes Park as the colorful entourage makes its way along Elkhorn Avenue to the Stanley Park Fairgrounds.

Attendees can also buy tickets to attend our “Behind the Chutes” tours. Behind the Chutes is your chance to venture out to where all the action happens. You’ll meet the stock contractor, contestants and arena crew who will explain the sport of rodeo. Get an up close and personal tour of the arena equipment,

participate in some mock events, see the livestock and meet the clowns. It’s a great time to ask questions and learn more about the sport of rodeo from the pros themselves. Each night of the rodeo, 10 lucky cowboys and cowgirls will have a chance to compete in the exciting sport of Mutton Bustin. While six spots for each night have already been filled by preregistered contestants, kids between the ages of 5-8 (and under 55 pounds) can enter a lottery for the remaining four spots each night by signing up at the Mutton Bustin table between 5-6 p.m. We are also excited to announce that we be a part of WPRA’s Barrel Racing Tour this year (only 60 of 620 rodeos are invited) and will be offering three nights of "after rodeo" competitions! This will also be our fifth year of working with PRCA Hall of Fame stock contractor Cervi Championship Rodeo. Cervi

brings world-class stock and a fast-paced production to the Rooftop. We have gone from a high water mark in 2014 of 475 contestants to almost 800 last year, and we had a record payout to contestants of almost $174,000 in prize money! The Gold Buckle Experience (formerly the VIP experience) has been rebranded and revamped for 2019. With the Gold Buckle Experience, you get to experience the Rooftop Rodeo in a completely unique fashion. With this ticket, you’ll be able to enjoy an unprecedented level of exclusive access, convenience and extras. The evening starts with an optional tour of the rodeo grounds before the show and you’ll then be escorted to the west end of the arena, home of some of the best views in the stadium. You’ll

want to take advantage of the hospitality room where you can rub elbows with the cowboys and enjoy a catered meal from a local restaurant. While watching the rodeo events, you’ll be taken care of by a designated bartender, providing you with drinks at no extra charge. Sip on a cold one around a tall boy table while the sun sets at your back and the action unfolds in front of you! You can also check us out on (who will also broadcast live on the Internet all week) and see us in national rodeo magazines, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Tickets can be purchased at, by calling 970-586-6104, or by stopping by the Event Center M-F 8-4.

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

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GORGEOUS 1.8 ACRE LOT. Great reat building site for your year round or vacation home. Lots of sun exposure. Great views & quiet setting. Located between Estes Park & Loveland. Close to Nat’l Forest. Electric is nearby. $40,000 650 Snow Top Dr. Drake

PANORAMIC MTN VISTAS SURROUND YOU in stunning 3 bed, 2 bath gem in The Retreat. Floor to ceiling windows & wood stove make this a warm, bright home w/ moss rock & knotty pine. Hot tub & sauna will soothe tired muscles as you watch wildlife stroll by. $799,000 615 Elkridge Dr.

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

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ENJOY SOUNDS OF FISH CREEK ffrom this passive solar home w/views of Twin Sisters, Longs & Krueger Rock. LR frplc, bamboo flrs in kitchen/ dining areas & quartz counter add Colorado style. Back deck w/big views. Access to walking paths into town/trails.

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VIEW FALL RIVER, MOUNTAINS & WILDLIFE from this extensively remodeled condo. All furnishings included. Move in day you close. Pool, picnic areas. Sit by & listen to the river. Five minutes to Rocky Mtn Natl. Park.

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Time To Sign-Up For Nan Ryan Golf Tournament July 27 It’s sign-up time for the 16th Annual Nan Ryan Invitational Golf Tournament, which benefits the Estes Park Junior Golf Program. Golfers of all ages are invited to participate. The 9-hole event with a Scramble Format will be played Saturday, July 27, at the Lake Estes Golf Course. “The Nan Ryan Invitational is one of the largest fundraising events that keeps our golf program going, ” stated Mark Miller, one of the founders of the junior program and Manager of Golf Services Estes Park golf courses. Junior golfers will again be the big winners, as all proceeds from the tournament go to the Estes Park Junior Golf Program. Last year’s tournament raised a record $4548, bringing the total raised for the Program to $34,111. The money is used to buy equipment and assist with scholarships for those who need financial assistance. “We hope to exceed that amount this year, ” stated Ryan. Entry fee is $25 for passholders and $40

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Broker Owner CRS, CMAS

970 586-1000

SnowyGrass Music Festival July 19-20 July 19-20 will mark the 4th annual SnowyGrass Music Festival in Estes Park, an Upstream Concerts production. Friday kicks off with a no cover show on the Backyard Stage at Snowy Peaks Winery at 4:30 p.m. with The Jamesons Duo & special guests, KC Groves and Dusty Rider. Performances on the SnowyGrass stage begin at 6:30 p.m. with Pete Wernick of Hot Rize, along with Joan Wernick. Hunker Down will follow with a sound they call "Rocky Mountain Folk-n-Roll." The evening will close with an energetic performance by the 2019 Grammy nominated Bluegrass band out of Austin, Texas-Wood & Wire. Saturday festivities begin at 10 a.m. with a musical activity for children. Musical performances begin at 11 a.m. with the duo, Dahlby & Nadine, followed by Jason Hicks & KC Groves, Ran Off The Rooster, The Cody Sisters, and Pete & Joan Wernick. The Blue Canyon Boys, winners of the 2008 Telluride Bluegrass Festival band contest, will bring our

for non-passholders, and includes 9 holes of golf, lunch provided by tournament sponsor The Dunraven Inn, prizes for winning teams in five divisions (Mens, Womens, Mixed, Junior and AllJunior) and for special events, and a special gift for each player. Any player 17 or under is considered a junior. Any Junior golfer (aged 17 and under) is FREE – no entry fee. “We encourage all juniors to enter the tournament this year, ” stated Nan Ryan, Tournament Organizer. “They will receive the same benefits as those paying an entry fee. ” Golf carts will again be available at the 9-hole course, and can be rented at the Pro Shop the day of the tournament for $10 per person for 9 holes. Tee times will be between 8:00 a.m. and 1:20 p.m. Golfers may sign up as a single, 2 or 3some, or as a 4-person team. Entry forms are available at both golf courses, or call Nan Ryan at 970-586-4242 or email

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

Let’s light up the sky this Independence Day!!

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970 586-1000

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•3 Bdrm, 2.5 Bath, 1,458 SqFt • Rare Lg Home Rental Permit for 16 Guests! •Living room w/wood burning fireplace • 7 Bed, 5 Bath, 5,590 sq. ft. • 5 Bed, 4 Bath, 4851 sq ft • Short walk to downtown • Custom Luxury Home, High End Finishes • Mtn. Views, Outdoor Living w/ Deck, Stone Fire Pit • 1 Car Garage • Income Property or Luxurious New Home! • 3 Living Spaces, Outdoor Fireplace

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7840 County Rd 43 $92,500 • Commercial lot allows for home or business or both. • Lot with direct access to Devil's Gulch Road • Well on property – .55 Acres- Level Lot

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Gene Whannel


970 481-7002

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Loveland Sculpture In The Park Show & Sale The Loveland High Plains Arts Council important modern and contemporary art sites around the world” and as “one is proud to present the 36th Annual of the 20 must-see contemporary art Sculpture in the Park Show and Sale. sites across the USA.” It is also the numIn the Summer of 1984, 50 artists arber one attraction on Trip Advisor for rived at Benson Park with the high hopes of selling their sculpture at the in- Loveland. We could not be more proud! Sculpture in the Park 2018 is open to augural Sculpture in the Park show and the public on Saturday, August 10th, sale. Two thousand visitors came to from 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and on Sunview their work and purchased over day, August 11th from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 $50,000 worth of sculpture. With the proceeds from that first show, the Love- p.m. Admission is $8 per person with children under 14 years of age admitted land High Plains Arts Council purfor free. Show catalogs featuring picchased two sculptures, one by George Walbye and another by Dan Ostermiller, tures and biographies of the participating artists as well as pictures of their for permanent placement in Benson work will be available for sale in June. Park. With that, the sculpture garden Benson Park guides featuring all of the became a reality. pieces on permanent display in the park Over the past 36 years, 1,369 different artists have come to Loveland to display will also be available. A limited number of tickets to the exclusive Patron Party their work at the Sculpture in the Park held on the evening of August 10th may show and sale. With the addition of new be purchased for $75. You may order participating artists each year, the show these by calling the Loveland High has grown from a primarily representaPlains Arts Council at 970-663-2940. tional western bronze exhibit into a Additional show information may be more diversified display of sculpture creobtained by visiting our Sculpture in the ated in a variety of styles and mediums. Park website at www.sculptureinthepThis August, 160 international juried or by calling (970) 663-2940. artists will offer over 2,000 pieces of sculpture for visitors to the show to view Attendees must by 21 years or older. and purchase. LHPAC 2019 Promo Artists for As the Sculpture in the SCULPTURE IN THE PARK Park show has continued to grow and flourish, so has Benson Sculpture Garden. With Lorri Acott Carolyn Barlock Melissa J. Cooper Yenny Cocq the proceeds generated White Horse Born Free Vase Barn Owl Caress from each annual show, over the past 35 years, the Loveland High Plains Arts Council has Mark Doolittle Sheldon Ganstrom Angela Mia De la Vega Jason Frederick-Law Coral Vessel Twins I Am Superman Coastal Sunrise purchased 170 extraordinary pieces of sculpture valued at over $4 million. In June, six Carol Gold Sandy Graves Randy Hamilton Victor Issa new pieces will be inFeeling Frisky Aria Harmony Freedom stalled in the park with a public dedication at 10 a.m. on July 13th at Benson Sculpture Garden. Nick Leonoff Harold Linke James Marsico Lori Kiplinger Pandy Portal #54 Mountain Spell Home of the Bighorns Sunday Comics This “public treasure” annually draws tens of thousands of visitors from around the globe. Bruce Niemi It has been recognized Gilberto Romero Parker McDonald Jade Windell Genesis 1:1 Morning Light Song Rightfully His Celestial as “one of the 200 most

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2222 Hwy 66 Unit 12, Blue Spruce Village Fall asleep to the sound of the river without the cost of flood insurance. Beautiful 3 bed, 2 bath Victorian Condo on corner lot set in cozy woods. Enjoy the abundant wildlife right outside your door from patio, deck or master bed balcony. 2 miles from YMCA & RMNP. Close to shopping/dinning/medical center. Great fishing within steps. Granite counter tops. Room for another bedroom & plumbed for a full bath in basement. Most furniture included. HOA allows short term rentals (not currently licensed). Seller offering a 6 months HOA dues allowance at closing. Offered at $495,000



1942 Jacob Rd Live close to town but feel like you are in your own private forest. 19+ acres of peaceful bliss with great views in a gated community. Borders the national forest and has numerous rock outcroppings and abundant wildlife with a stream running through it. The home is 2118 sq ft rustic contemporary with 2 bedrooms and 3 baths. 3 car heated garage. Wrap around deck. Well and septic. 10 minutes to down town Estes Park. Offered at 1,050,000

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C Cozy cabin in the woods sits on 1.79 acres, is nestled in i the trees and surrounded by amazing rock outcroppings c that will provide endless entertainment for the t explorers out there! Two bedroom / 1 full bath, kitchen k with dining area, washer/dryer hook ups. Living L room has walls of windows and beautiful stone fireplace. fi Enjoy snow capped mountain views from the t deck. Close to Estes Park & RMNP and easy commute c to Lyons & Longmont. This is it, your perfect mountain getaway! 597 Meadowview Drive. Just $380K Call Mindy


Come see this comfortable 3 bedroom 2 bath home situated on .3 of an acre in Carriage Hills. Enjoy a beautiful view of Twin Sisters while relaxing in the living room enjoying a fire in the gas log fireplace. The kitchen has 18â&#x20AC;? tile flooring, an island with granite countertop and is open to the adjacent dining area with a walkout to both a covered and uncovered patio area. A large laundry/office is located off the kitchen and has access to the two car garage. Beautifully cared for and move-in ready. Call Trisha for an appointment to view 2031 S. Morris Court.


E Enjoy peaceful & affordable mountain living in this well maintained 3 bed/1.5 bath condo conveniently located m by the golf course. Lots of windows, F/P, large deck to b enjoy the golf course & abundant wildlife, master w/ e private balcony, so much storage, private laundry & p ccovered parking. Steps away from scenic bike/walking path, close to RMNP, Lake Estes, shopping & downp ttown Estes Park. Flexible property has multiple possibilities as a primary residence, 2nd home, weekend getaway, or investment. 1121 Fairway Club Cr A1 , $309K. Call Mike


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

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1315 Riverside Lane

Three bedroom, two bath home. Well cared for home in a quiet neighborhood. Rooftop solar with net meteriing provides all the power needed to service this property. Double pane winNEW ddows. Over-sized two car garage, low maintenance deck. Large crawl space G IN T L IS ffor storage. Detached 10 x 16 shed has electricity, can be used for a workshop or additional grill with two separate hook ups. Moss rock gas fireplace, extennal storage. storage Gas (propane) ( sive wood trim in the living/dining areas. Lots of cabinet storage. $442,000


6 LOTS AVAILABLE IN GREY FOX ESTATES a quality subdivision. Secluded and wooded lots with a view. Building envelope for increased privacy. Covenants to ensure quality construction of primary residence & guest house. All utilities in the area. Lots range from $149,000-$195,000. Lots located on Grey Fox Drive and Green Pine Court.


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170 S. St. Vrain, P. O. Box 656, Estes Park, CO 80517

My name is Matthew Argo. For my Eagle Scout Project, I will be adding an extension to the Glen Haven Area Volunteer Fire House #2, which will minimize response time in case of a fire and/or medical emergency. A vehicle that will fight wildfire and structure fires will be housed in this new addition and will greatly reduce the amount of time for firefighters to respond to a call. It is necessary to house vehicles so that the water tanks used to fight fires do not freeze, and vehicles are constantly charged for use at any time. Why did I decide to do my project in Glen Haven? My great, great, great grandfather W. S. Rudolph was one of the original members and promoters of the Glen Haven Association. His cabin still stands and is still owned by the family. Also, my grandparents purchased land in Glen Haven and in 2006 built the house they presently live in. I feel that since the Glen Haven Area Volunteer Fire Department (GHAVFD) is a volunteer fire department and all

their money comes from fundraising and grants, that I can make a difference in this community by giving back to an area that I feel is special. I want others, as well as future generations, to enjoy

what makes Glen Haven what it is. The community of Glen Haven is neither a municipality nor a taxing district, and the GHAVFD is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit Colorado corporation. The cost of this project will run between $16,000 and $20,000, and will be funded completely through donations and fundraising events. Please consider making a donation, to help me build this extension, to GHAVFD, P.O. Box 53, Glen Haven, CO 80532 and put in the memo line Eagle Scout Project.

Find Waldo Local Hunt Is On! The #FindWaldoLocal Scavenger Hunt has started! Visit Macdonald Book Shop and fifteen other locations to search for Waldo. Waldo is about six-inches tall, and hanging out in Estes Park for July only. In addition, his arch nemesis Odlaw had been spotted at Macdonald Book Shop! Pick up your #FindWaldo Passport at Macdonald Book Shop, Estes Valley Library, Cliffhanger Used Books, Inkwell & Brew or Estes Park Visitor Center. Get your passport stamped when you find Waldo. You must turn in your passport to Macdonald Book Shop to win a variety of prizes! Wondering where to search for Waldo? Macdonald Book Shop, Estes Park Visitors Center, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, You Need Pie!, Inkwell & Brew,

Kirk’s Flyshop & Mountain Adventures, Images Of Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Valley Library, Miller’s Indian Village, Outdoor World, Colorado Homestead, Rocky Mountain Connection, Ore Cart Rock Shop, Cliffhanger Used Books, For Bare Feet and Toy Mountain. Surprises galore from Macdonald Book Shop, Brownfield’s and others will be waiting for you at the Waldo Celebration, Tuesday, July 30th, 2:00-4:00 p.m. For more information about hunting for Waldo in Estes Park, call Macdonald Book Shop at 970-586-3450, check out our website at Illustration copyright © 1987-2019 by Martin Handford.


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970-586-2345 ANGE EALTY, LTD. 300 E. Elkhorn Avenue, Estes Park The Oldest Real Estate Company In Estes Park 52 CANYON COVE LN

Beautiful Custom Home with moss rock and clear cedar on 1+ acre w/stream & surrounded by National Forest. Enjoy undisturbed privacy. Open design living room with cathedral ceiling & expansive moss rock fireplace. Sunroom W/scenic view. Custom-built sauna. Built-in Entmt. Ctr. W/large-screen TV. Brazillian cherry hardwood floors. Multi-zone radiant floor heating, incl. the garage. Marvelous kitchen with cherry wood cabinets providing enormous storage. Spacious MBR W/Large walk-in closet. $685,000

2728 CUMULUS DR A cozy mountain one-level home on the outer edges of Estes Park. In the very nice subdivision of Thunder Mountain it has fab views of snow capped peaks. This home has nice updates with tongue & groove pine vaulted ceilings & walls in the family room. Other updates include granite countertops and wood slat blinds. Enjoy the many large windows providing lots of window light, and decks facing both north & south. Nestled nicely among the tall pine trees, this home will give you privacy & serenity. $599,000

72 PINE VALLEY RD 1 ½ acres on the creek! Beautiful stream-front property with mature trees,backs to green area with abundant wildlife enjoyed from the patio or deck area. This 4-year-old home on Fox Creek in Glen Haven is minutes from Estes Park & Rocky Mountain Nat'l Park. Open concept floor plan with spacious kitchen with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, pendant lighting over the island and large walk-in pantry. Design features include tray ceilings in the master bedroom and dining room, vessel sink in bathroom. $537,400

1632 & 1640 BIG THOMPSON AVE (HWY 34)

YMCA Of The Rockies Conservation Easement Dedication YMCA of the Rockies invites the community to celebrate preservation of land for the use of future generations at the


Conservation Easement Dedication Ceremony on Monday, July 8, 2019 at 10 a.m. The dedication will be held at the Kathie Mennel Amphitheater at YMCA of the Rockies – Estes Park Center. All are welcome to join representatives from YMCA of the Rockies, Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Valley Land Trust and more to enjoy the ceremony, refreshments and environmental-focused activities and programs following the dedication. For more information about the conservation easement, visit

1448 Spruce Mountain Drive You can’t beat this price! Beautiful mountain property, 5.5 acres, well maintained 2 bedroom, 2 bath manufactured house including an attached heated shop. Incredible views of the mountains and privacy. Perfect year round living or your mountain retreat. $335,000

2180 Bellevue Drive History abounds with this 1930’s Estes Park 2+ bedroom cabin on 1+ acre lot, nestled among the rocks and trees in a peaceful locale, that features a window lined livingroom with rock fireplace, kitchen with antique cookstove and a Longs and Meeker View. $379,000


Two large commercial buildings on separate lots for sale for one price. Does not include businesses. Each building has over 3,000 sq ft with full occupancy. Great location on US Hwy 34. 1632 is the Back Lot address and has .32 of an acre. Front Lot address is 1640 and has .49 of an acre. Total .81 acre. Front building has approximately 3212 sq ft and was built in 1976. The back building has approximately 3448 sq ft. and was built in 1994. $1,200,000

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Gypsy Jazz Coming To Estes Park August 4

Thanks To The League of Women Voters Thanks again to the League of Women Voters for stepping up and offering a voter forum for the purpose of educating the voters of Estes Park on an upcoming election. In this instance, the election will be a recall election for Trustee Cody Walker. He is accused of failing to recuse himself on a vote that benefits him financially. He also failed to inform his fellow trustees that he stood to benefit on a “yes” vote on the issue. One would think that Trustee Walker would welcome an opportunity to engage in discourse around these accusations, but he has indicated that he does not intend to participate, as he is not a “candidate” even though the League has offered to change the date of the forum to accommodate his schedule. Regardless of how Trustee Walker

chooses to characterize the League’s Forum, he will in fact be on the ballot August 20th along with Eric Blackhurst. To refuse to participate in the League’s voter forum shows contempt for the voters of Estes Park that is unworthy of an elected official. I, for one, am proud to be a member of the League of Women Voters of Estes Park and applaud their continuing efforts on behalf of Democracy and the citizens of Estes Park. It is never wrong to provide information and educate voters on all issues. I will be attending the voter forum on July 24th, as Mr Blackhurst has accepted the League’s invitation to answer questions from the voters and I look forward to hearing what he has to say. Respectfully, Ann Finley

Estes Park German-American Club The Club was formed in late 2008 and currently meets the second Tuesday (2:00 p.m.) of every month at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church for a good cup of coffee, sweets and chatting. We are looking forward to meeting more people who embrace the German cul-

ture and language. If you are interested in joining our “Kaffeeklatsch” for good fellowship and conversation, please call: Anne Goetz – 970-586-4926 Ingrid Hagen – 970-586-4386

Coming to Estes Park, Sunday August 4th at Performance Park-Gonzalo Bergara with the Aaron Walker Quartet featuring phenom vocalist Laura Iyengar. This event is free to the public, come early to reserve a spot. Several food

Aaron Walker Quartet

Garde Aleworks, Bird & Jim, Vino Giu, Tom Thomas First Colorado Realty, Lumpy Ridge Brewing Co, Snowy Peaks Winery, Fall River Antiques, Estes Park News, Rambo’s Longhorn Liquor & The Enchanted Florist. You make quality events like this happen in our beautiful town & we all thank you! Gonzalo Bergara has emerged as a virtuoso composer and lead guitarist, mixing a cascade of arpeggios with the sounds of Paris and his native Argentina, to forge his own style of progressive Gypsy Jazz. "A new kind of Gypsy Jazz..." This is a show you don’t want to miss!

Laura Iyengar

trucks will be on site, including Roaming Rations & Heff ’s Cowboy Kitchen as well as Lumpy Ridge Brewing Company, Elkins Distilling Company & Snowy Peaks Winery. Vino Giu is offering pre-order Picnic Boxes (order ahead at Vino Giu by calling 970-591-2528) so plan to dine & sip at this beautiful venue~it’s going to be a wonderful evening! Greg Miles & Erika Metzler, producers of this concert, have produced several successful jazz events in Estes Park & this one will certainly be no different. They would like to thank their generous sponsors: SkyRun Estes Gonzalo Bergara Park Vacation Rentals, Avant

Civil War Ancestry? Did your ancestor fight in Gettysburg or Vicksburg? Discover your American Civil War ancestors at a free educational program sponsored by the Estes Park Genealogical Society. Join Dr. Ted Bainbridge on Thursday, July 11, 2019, 4:30– 5:30 p.m. at the Estes Valley Library, Hondius Room for his presentation. Learn how to find Civil War soldiers on the Internet, including information about individuals, regiments, battles and more. Bring all surnames of your Civil War ancestors. Dr. Bainbridge is a noted researcher, teacher, speaker, writer and genealogist.

He is the past president of the Longmont Genealogical Society and former staff member at the Longmont Family History Center. Ted has taught many beginner to advanced genealogical classes, including an Introduction to Genealogy class to our group, this past March. Anyone interested in Genealogy and Family History Research is welcome to attend the meetings. The society meets the second Thursday of every month through November at 4:30 p.m. All meetings are held in the library, located at 335 E. Elkhorn Ave., and offer a wide range of speakers and programming. Annual membership of only $20 for your family, helps bring quality speakers to Estes Park. Upcoming programs include: Aug-Irish history, Sept-Census and Maps, Oct-Finding Missing Family and Nov-Scottish Records. Watch for additional monthly details. Liz Stewart, EPGS President.

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Winners Of The Estes Park Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k And 5k Announced The top women marathoners were first Over 1000 runners, volunteers, family place Claire Holland, 3:29:13 of Long Isand friends participated in the 16th annual Estes Park Marathon & Half on Fa- land City, second place Wendy Ramsey 3:56:05, and third place Aly Gleason of ther’s Day. Race Director, Belle Morris, Aurora, 3:58:27. declared the event a great success. “The Estes Park Marathon In the half and Half are favorite marathon, first place destination races.” In man and overall was a post-race survey, Jonathan Bade, runners declared it 1:19:00 of Troy, secthe most scenic ond place Brad course they had ever Cooper, 1:22:56 of experienced. “The Littleton, and third gorgeous views of place Dan Zolnikov, the Rocky Moun1:25:45 of Highlands tains attract runners Ranch. First place from across the U.S., woman was Amalia and this year fortyIwasaki of Parker in 2019 Half Marathon, First place male, three percent of par1:35:09, second place Jonathan Bade ticipants were from Kelly Buccisano of out of state.” of the Colorado Mountain Half Series, Boulder in 1:37:35, which includes three established Coland third place The nonprofit Estes Aimee Jones, 1:41:51 orado races: Estes Park; Georgetown to Park Running Club Idaho Springs Half; Ned * Ned Half. All of Cedar Rapids. organizes this race 2019 Marathon Winners - Geofrey Terer races are nonprofits benefiting local every year, and pro- and Claire Holland A woman lead the vides funding for loentire field in the 10K. youth programs. cal youth programs that assist during Estes Park Running Club thanks sponCaroline Vieltri of Boulder finished first race weekend. Participating teams & or- overall in 40 minutes. Haley Anderson sors: VFuel Endurance; Poppy’s Pizza & ganizations: Estes Park High School Grill; The Egg & I of Estes Park; Honey of Westminster was second place Cross-Country & Track Team; Estes woman in 51:44, and third place woman Park High School Swim Team; Estes was Amy Hallagan, Loveland, 52:28. Park High School Cheerleaders; and, First place man and second overall was Estes Park LearnKiel Uhl of Eldorado ing Place. OrganSprings, in 40:36; ization Flinch second place man Forward, volunwas Colton Hefty of teered on course Denver, 44:44, and cleanup. The lothird place was cal youth clubs Alexander Blum of joined local volWellington, 44:57. unteers to help In the 5K, Joe run the four races: Chapman of Golden full marathon, finished first in half marathon, 20:10, Josh Cooper 10K and 5K. of Littleton was secThe top winners ond in 20:27 and and their finishing Shawn Croissant of times were: In the Greeley was third in marathon, men’s 21:47. First place fedivision and first male was Danielle place overall was Cooper of Littleton Geofrey Terer, of in 26:22, second was Kenya, now living Ava Schneider of 2019 10K Winner - Caroline Veltri in Colorado in Windsor in 26:43, and 2:46:49; second place man, Matt Milde, third was Jessica Heesch of Mauston in 3:17:28 of Fort Collins, and third place 27:10. Robert Wolfe, 3:22:17 of Washington. The Estes Park Half Marathon is part

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Your Voice Counts! By: Judi Smith

duced by solar panels? Are you in touch with government officials (State, County Last week, at the first debate for the and Town)? Do they know what you current presidential campaign, prelimithink? Do you walk, bike, ride the shutnary to the Primary for the Democratic tles to minimize vehicle contributions to Party, we heard a lot about climate greenhouse gases? change. While it is only one of the hotIs your home heating system energy efbutton topics under consideration, canficient? Do you insulate your water didate positions will influence the elecheater to reduce heat loss? Do you comtion results. But how do we the people, post, or take compostables to someone truly feel about this subject? Do you as an individual believe that the who does, to reduce the production of methane? glaciers are melting, the water levels are Do you wait for a full load before rising, beaches and sometimes buildings are sinking, and plastic trash is invading washing dishes or laundry? Take shorter showers? Use leftover drinking water? our oceans? Are the hurricanes, tornados, floods, and fires increasing in inten- (plants? dish soaking?) Do you turn off the water while brushing your teeth? sity? Or is this simply a hoax created by the media? Do you recycle the standards (aluDo you believe that mankind, at least in minum cans, water bottles, etc.)? Do you take reusables and recyclables to the part, holds some responsibility for the current state of affairs? Or is this merely Planet Partners who collect them? Are you lacking information? Do you find a natural cycle that WE cannot control? Is there a serious problem? And, if so, is new homes for the reusable furniture, appliances, vehicles, and other “big the answer finding a new planet or cleaning up this one? Can we make a dif- stuff ” you no longer want? Or, if unusable (or unspoken for), then do you reference? Or is it already too late? cycle the metal? Do you avoid all StyroI would like to know what the Estes foam? Do you frequent our local thrift Valley locals and visitors think. Please shops, for disposal and for shopping? send me your thoughts to Do you avoid one-time use, providing and I will digest your own reusable shopping bags, water the non-scientific results and put them, cups, and take-home boxes? Do you anonymously, into a column. “skip the straw?” recycle (or reuse) your Now, beyond that, if you think we can egg cartons? Take your frozen food bags affect the future, let me know what you to Safeway (after rinsing)? Have you think we should do to accomplish that. eliminated junk mail? Have you reWe are very lucky here in paradise. We placed paper towels, napkins, and placehave clean, clear water and reasonably mats with cloth? Do you have good subclean air (except during a fire). I see the stitutes for paper plates, cups, bowls and difference when I travel down to the plastic cutlery? Front Range. We also still have an abunHere’s your chance! Let your voice be dance of trees. The ground is still green; the snow is still white; although the pica heard! Contribute answers to what you think should be done (as a community are finding the summer heat a problem. or a society). Tell us what you do. And So what do you, and your household, tell me what you would like to know do to maintain (and/or improve) the health of our planet? Or what could you more about. I’ll research the (earth orido – if you knew more about it? Do you ented) subjects that get requested. drive an electric car? Is your power pro- will reach me directly.

The Old Gallery In Allenspark Is Big On Art Allenspark may be a small mountain community, but it’s definitely big on artespecially at The Old Gallery, a center for community, the arts and visitors. Located on Highway 7 across from the entrance to Allenspark, The Old Gallery is home to more than 20 regional and nationally acclaimed artists who work in a variety of media, including oils, acrylics, glass, wood, copper and more. Plus, in July it will present the Passion Works Art Show featuring works by artists with developmental differences. The 1940s style log structure was renovated five years ago, thanks to the financial support of individual donors, grants and fundraising efforts. “It’s absolutely stunning on the inside and is a beautiful space to showcase art by these talented artists,” said Vicki Dyas, gourd artist and jewelry designer and chair of The Old Gallery Artists. She’s been involved with The Old Gallery since 2008, when members of the community banded together to buy the building, which had housed an ATV Rental company, art gallery, grocery store and postal service mechanics shop. Six new artists joined The Old Gallery this year, including Kathy Banich, photography; Amy Ellis, ceramics, mixed media; Leslie Emerson, jewelry, mixed media; Jake Gooters, stained glass; Elizabeth Hake, jewelry; Elizabeth Lazarus, pottery, Vicki Dyas, gourd art, jewelry and Lydia Pottoff, fine art, pastels and oils. On Friday, July 19-Sunday, July 21 The Old Gallery is proud to present the Passion Works Art Show, featuring the works of Passion Works Studio in Athens, Ohio at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Passion Works Studio is a core group of practicing professional artists with developmental differences. “Historically, these people were perceived as unemployable non-viable citizens but today are creating visual evidence of the depth and wealth of the creative human spirit,” said Passion Works Studio Program Director Nancy Epling. “When offered a

responsive structure, quality materials and welcoming space the artists reciprocate with wildly imaginative, beautiful creations that are fresh and approachable. Two artists from Passion Works will travel to The Old Gallery: Troy Goins and Freddie Cremeans. “Troy has a distinct artistic style and creates pet portraits for commission at Passion Works Studio. He’s been involved with the studio for 10 years and also assists customers,” said Epling. “Freddie has been developing his artistic style for more than 20 years and has been a part of Passion Works Studio since 1998,” she continued. “Passion Works Studio is dedicated to demonstrating the power of the human spirit and providing opportunities for artists with developmental difference,” said Epling. “We’re thrilled that The Old Gallery has invited our artists to share their art in this beautiful mountain gallery.” Other resident artists at The Old Gallery include Anne Curtis, pottery; Patty Dwyer, oils and pastels, Lyn E. Ferguson, photography; Connie Garcia, jewelry, Terry Kasprazak, watercolor, drawing and photography; Weldon Lee, photography; Cheryl Pennington, photography and hand tinting; Russell Shamah, wood; Hannah Shook, oils; Jim Upchurch, copper; Sally Van Der Kamp, stained glass, fused glass and jewelry; Dawn Wilson, photography and Merrie Wicks, watercolor and oils. The Old Gallery is located at 14863 Hwy. 7 in Allenspark. It also provides entertainment, educational lectures, classes and social services to the Peak to Peak mountain communities. Through mid-October, a Rocky Mountain Nature Conservancy store also operates at The Old Gallery. For a complete list of events, visit The Old Gallery is only 20 minutes from Estes Park and Lyons. Daily hours of operation are 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. It is also available for private events, weddings and celebrations.

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Land Trust Cookout Focuses On Exotic Insects And Kid Activities The Estes Valley Land Trust is hosting a cookout on Thursday, July 18 at 5 p.m. The event will take place at the YMCA of the Rockies, Upper Cookout Area. The cookout will include a variety of activities for the whole family, including a tour of the land that was recently conserved by the land trust, archery and climbing for kids, and a special presentation by the Butterfly Pavilion. Enjoy stories from cultures around the world featuring butterflies, beetles, dragonflies and spiders, and meet the insects too. Now is your chance to see some of the world’s most fascinating insects up close and to hold Rosie the Tarantula! Hot dogs, chips, and ice cream will be

served. The cookout is free; a $5 donation is appreciated. “Our summer cookouts are low-cost events that get people outside and enjoying nature and wildlife,” said Jeffrey Boring, Executive Director of the Estes Valley Land Trust. “We’re thrilled to partner with the YMCA of the Rockies and bring the Butterfly Pavilion and their bugs to Estes Park.” Reservations are required by Friday, July 12 and can be made online:, via email:, or phone: 970-577-6837. The cookout is a rain or shine outdoor event and attendees should bring a camp chair.

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Things To Do With Estes Valley Recreation And Park District All programs are at the Estes Valley Community Center unless otherwise noted. This list only covers a small portion of the wide variety of EVRPD programming. For a complete list of classes, programs, events and activities, including the new summer fitness schedule, visit JULY IS PARK AND RECREATION MONTH! Visit for daily events and activities. DANCE Intro to Line Dancing and Line Dance Party Weekly on Sundays, 1-1:50 p.m. (Intro to Line Dancing), 2-2:50 p.m. (Line Dance Party) $5 drop-in or $7 for Intro to Line Dancing and Line Dance Party taken together. Bollywood Dance Thursdays, July 18 to August 15, 4 – 5:15 p.m. (ages 14+) $30 – four week session, $10 drop-in. Registration required. TRAVEL Day Trip to Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco Giants Wednesday, July 17, 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. (ages 16+) FULL Day Trip to Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Wednesday, August 14, 10:30 a.m.-6:30

p.m. (ages 16+) $45 includes reserved seat ticket, round-trip transportation and parking; register by July 31. HEALTH AND WELLNESS Healing Ourselves, Healing Our World: Tools for Life from Yoga and Ayurveda Saturday, July 13, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (ages 16+) $75; registration required. FIRST FRIDAY: CULTIVATING WELL-BEING Friday, July 5, 10 – 11:30 a.m. (ages 18+) Free; drop-in. LIFELONG LEARNING The Supreme Court and the American Society Weekly on Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. (ages 18+) Free; drop-in. OUR WONDERFUL WORLD SUMMER TRAVEL SERIES Canoeing in the Northwest Territories and Nunavit with Don Cleason Tuesday, July 9, 7-8:30 p.m. (ages 10+) Free; registration required, register at The Great Courses® Lecture Series Museum Masterpieces: The Louvre Mondays, July 1-August 5, 10-11:30

a.m. (ages 18+) Free; drop-in. The Poetry of Robert Frost Tuesdays, July 2-30, 9-10:30 a.m. (ages 18+) $55; registration required. RECREATION Drop-in Outdoor Pickleball Mondays to Saturdays, 8-11 a.m. (all ages) Stanley Park pickleball courts; free; drop-in. Drop-in Ping Pong Thursdays, 4-9 p.m. (all ages) Lower level; included with daily admission or membership; drop-in. Cheerleading Camp Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, July 15-26, 8:30-10:30 a.m. (ages 7-12) $60; registration required. Tennis Camp Monday thru Friday, July 22-26, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. (ages 7-12) $60; registration required; camp held at Stanley Park tennis courts. Tumbling Classes Level 1: Mondays, July 8 – 29, 4 – 4:30 p.m. (ages 3 – 5) $32; registration required. Registration deadline 7/5 Level 2: Mondays, July 8 – 29, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m. (ages 6 – 9) $35; registration required. SOCIAL ACTIVITIES Palette Pals Open Art Studio Mondays, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (ages 18+) Free and open to the public; drop-in.

This July, It’s Game On with EVRPD Summer is here, which means it’s time to get your game on. This July, discover the power of play with Estes Valley Recreation and Park District (EVRPD) as we celebrate Park and Recreation Month. A variety of fun activities are planned for residents of all ages and abilities—including a dive-in movie at the Estes Valley Community Center, Ice Cream Day, free family and social events, and a photo contest. EVRPD is celebrating Park and Recreation Month, an initiative started by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) in 1985, and all the ways parks and recreation has the power to transform our daily lives. From providing us places to play, get fit and stay healthy to fostering new relationships and forging a connection with nature, our close-to-home community park and recreation facilities provide essential services and improve the quality of life for residents and visitors of Estes Park. “Estes Park is a mecca for recreation any time of the year,” said Tom Carosello, Executive Director for Estes

Valley Recreation and Park District. “But summertime is especially busy in Estes Park. We are thrilled that we can provide such a variety of recreation opportunities while having a positive impact on the community.” EVRPD will celebrate Park and Recreation Month with activities throughout the month on the mild side of recreation. In addition to the activities we will coordinate, EVRPD has a complete list of ideas for daily outdoor recreation on our website, including a kayak ride on Lake Estes, a bike ride along the Lake Estes Trail, and a picnic at Cherokee Draw. For the first week of the month, we will launch the activities with the weekly photo contest starting off with a Fourth of July theme. This contest is a great way to show off your talents while helping EVRPD celebrate the month and encouraging people to show how they play around Estes Park. A winner will be selected for each theme from each week’s submissions. One overall grand prize winner will receive a 20-punch pass to the new Estes Valley Community Center and their winning photo will hang in the Estes Valley Community Center for 2020. Visit for more information about how to partici-

pate. Entries can be submitted via the hashtag #PlayOnEstesPark on our Facebook page at In addition to the photo contest, the first week also features the recommendation of working out with a personal trainer. It is a great week to keep or get your fitness regimen going with our semi-annual personal training sale. Check out info about our trainers and the package options at Other suggested activities for the first week of Park and Recreation Month include the family play group time at the Estes Valley Community Center—a free hour of games and swimming for kids ages 0 to 5 on Wednesday, July 3—and public shooting day at the Common Point Shooting Range on Saturday, July 6. For everything related to Park and Recreation Month and to obtain location information for Park and Rec Month activities, visit About Estes Valley Recreation and Park District: Estes Valley Recreation and Park District is a quasi-municipal corporation and political subdivision of the State of Colorado. Established in 1955, the organization’s goals are to plan, direct, organize and implement recreational programs, manage facilities and provide public park and recreation opportunities for residents and visitors of the District, an area that encompasses 320 square miles.

Bring your own materials and projects. Rocky Rollers Wii Bowling Mondays, 10-11 a.m. (ages 18+) Lower level; free; drop-in. Drop-in Mahjong Mondays and Fridays, 12:30-4 p.m. (ages 18+) Free and open to the public; drop-in. Family Playgroup Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m. (ages 0-5) Free and open to the public; drop-in. Community Bridge Thursdays, Lessons: 11:15 a.m.; Games: 12:30-4 p.m. (ages 18+) Call Lloyd Parker for info or to play; 970-581-3505. Free and open to the public; drop-in. Drop-in Cribbage Thursdays, 2-4 p.m. (ages 18+) Free and open to the public; drop-in. Drop-in Chess Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m. (ages 18+) Free and open to the public; drop-in. AQUATICS Work for EVRPD Aquatics Flexible schedule - Wear flip-flops to work - Free use of Aqua Climb For more info, call 970-480-1308. Swim Lessons Mondays to Thursdays, July 8-July 18 (ages 3 months+) $48; registration required. Shadow a Lifeguard Any Tuesday, July 2-August 13, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (ages 11-14) Free; registration required; call 970480-1308. BOCA Yoga Tuesdays, July 16 to August 20, 6 – 6:50 p.m. (ages 14+) $40 for six-week series; registration required. MARINA Lake Estes Marina Store and Docks Store open daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more info, call 970-586-2011. GOLF AND DISC GOLF Lake Estes 9-Hole Golf Course Course now open daily at 7 a.m. For more info, call 970-586-8176. Estes Park 18-Hole Golf Course Course now open daily at 7:30 a.m. For more info, call 970-586-8146. Ladies Princess Golf League Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. (ages 18+) Estes Park 18-Hole Golf Course; register by emailing Lynn Stepaniak at or Jeanne Harms at Thursday Ladies Golf League Thursdays, 8 a.m. (ages 18+) Lake Estes 9-Hole Golf Course; register by emailing Lynn Stepaniak at or Jeanne Harms at Disc Golf Course Course now open daily at noon at the Lake Estes 9-Hole Golf Course $5 per player all you can play, tee-times not required; visit or call 970-586-8176. REGISTRATION To register for these programs or for more information about the new recreation center, visit or call 970586-8191. You can also register in person by visiting the recreation center at 660 Community Drive.

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What’s Happening At The Estes Valley Library SUMMER READING PROGRAM 2019: UNIVERSE OF STORIES Now through August 3, readers of all ages are encouraged to log their reading minutes to earn great prizes. Every minute logged will also count toward the Community Reading Challenge: to reach 238,900 total reading minutes (that’s the distance to the Moon in miles). So far, 160,956 minutes have already been recorded. Space themes are inspiring this year’s program, in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. Record your reading minutes at ADULTS & TEENS: Middle School Book Club Thursday, July 11, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Hondius Room Middle school students are invited to discuss the book “When You Reach Me”. Part sci-fi and part mystery, this Newbery Award winner by Rebecca Stead has been called “smart and mesmerizing”. Register at and pick up a copy of the book. Astrophotography Monday, July 15, 6 – 10 p.m., Hondius Room Professional photographer Dawn Wilson leads this hands-on class on camera settings and dark-sky subjects. The programs begins with a 90-minute indoor workshop, then participants will venture outdoors. Bring your camera, or share the Library’s camera. Register at

Under the Stars: Night Birding Wednesday, July 17, 6 – 8 p.m., Hondius Room Bird specialist Jeff Maugans explains the nocturnal birds found in our area. Participants will then head outside to look and listen for species. Register at Uncovering a Mystery at the Solar System’s Edge Thursday, July 18, 5:30 – 7 p.m., Estes Valley Memorial Observatory NASA scientists have found the shadow of a strange object beyond Pluto. What could it be? Aerospace engineer Mike Grusin offers insights, explaining how the New Horizons spacecraft flew by this object in January. Register at Intermediate 3D Modeling: Not Just for Astronauts Monday, July 22, 5 – 9 p.m. repeated on Monday, July 29, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The wonders of 3D printing come back to Earth for everyday applications, such as replacement parts for household items. For those with 3D modeling experience, or who have completed the Library’s beginning 3D modeling program. Register at KIDS: Constellations: Stories in the Stars Thursday, July 11, 2 – 3 p.m., Hondius Room Science meets art, as kids entering grades 1 through 6 learn about the night skies and how they have inspired both ancient and modern people. Participants will take home a constellation flashlight. Register at

Star Bright Craft Thursday, July 18, 2 – 3 p.m., Hondius Room

Estes Valley Quilt Guild Monthly Meeting Estes Valley Quilt Guild Monthly Meeting will be held July 10, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at Good Sa.m.aritan’s Main Dining Room, 1901 Ptarmigan, Estes Park, CO. This month’s speaker is Barb Gardner, a nationally recognized quilt designer, fiber artist and teacher from Louisville, CO. Barb will talk about the “Evolution of a Quilt” from idea to design to patterns to fabric and finally, a finished quilt. Guests are welcome, there is a $10 guest fee.

Star light, star bright: kids entering grades 1 through 6 will make illuminated stars and constellation art using metallic markers and moon quotes. Register at Kids’ Book Club: “How Do You Burp in Space?” Friday, July 19, 2 - 3:30 p.m., Hondius Room This featured book been called “a nonfiction guide to space tourism.” Kids entering grades 1 through 6 may pick up a complimentary copy to read beforehand, then attend on July 19 and enjoy snacks and activities. Register at Make a Rocket with Mad Science Thursday, July 25, 2 – 3 p.m., Hondius Room Kids entering grades 1 through 6 will learn basic elements of rocketry and build a rocket to take home. Register at OUR WONDERFUL WORLD Our Wonderful World: Canoeing in Canada Tuesday, July 9, 7 p.m., Estes Valley Community Center Don Cleason shares stories and images from his 300-mile journey down the Coppermine River in Canada’s Nunavut and Northwest Territories. Register in advance at

KIDS Once Upon a Cuento: Bilingual Storytime Wednesday, July 17, 3:30 to 4 p.m., Estes Valley Community Center Once Upon a Cuento takes place in the Party Room at the Community Center (No Community Center pass is required to attend). Children ages 0 to 6 and their parents and caregivers will participate in English and Spanish learning activities, with books, puppets, music and movement. FRIENDS & FOUNDATION Cliffhanger Used Bookstore: Open Daily Cliffhanger Used Books, operated by the Library Friends & Foundation, is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.. The store is located at 191 W. Riverside Drive. Look for special bargains every Wednesday, when three genre categories will be specially priced at $1 plus tax per book. Shoppers who purchase a Library Friends & Foundation annual membership may browse each week’s new arrivals before the general public (shelves are restocked every Sunday after closing). The next preview sale is Monday, July 8 from 8 to 10 a.m..

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Newberys Are Proof: Kids’ Books Aren’t Just For Kids by Cheryl Homan-Wendell, Literary Services Librarian C.S. Lewis said it well: “No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally—and often far more—worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond.” Children’s literature is an unknown or forgotten world for adult readers. We grown-ups may be of the belief that to walk through that Children’s Room door and explore the likes of Rowling, Silverstein, or Dahl is, if not beneath us, at the least, no longer worth the time. Back in 1922, the American Library Association began the tradition of awarding the annual John Newbery Medal to the author “of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.” For an author to win the Newbery Medal, they have shown quality and creativity in their writing. Their literary work is worthy of recognition. Many of us remember our own encounters with some of their books, such as E.B. White’s “Charlotte’s Web” or Gary Paulsen’s “Hatchet”. Books that shaped our outlook of the world, or expanded our imaginations. One such book is “When You Reach Me” by Rebecca Stead. The Library has a limited supply of this 2010 Newbery winner for middle schoolers at the firstfloor service desk. It’s a story about an

ordinary sixth-grade girl who starts to receive mysterious messages from someone who knows all about her, including things that have not happened yet. Part sci-fi, part mystery, it’s hard to put down. Middle schoolers are invited to a book discussion on Thursday, July 11 at 7 pm, with snacks and refreshments provided. While this program is geared toward young readers, the Library also has a copy of “When You Reach Me” in the Juvenile Fiction collection. And there’s no age limit for borrowing it. Those books you immersed yourself in when you were a youngster are still there, and they have been joined by many more! They provide us with tangible evidence that there is an enduring quality and creativity shaping young minds today, and they’re available to all who have a Library Card. Book club opportunities at the Library span all ages. We host book discussion programs specifically for adults, high schoolers, middle schoolers, and grade schoolers alike. Even the 0 to 6 age group takes home a book to keep and read with their family. Two things are for sure: Book clubs aren’t just for adults—and kids’ books aren’t just for kids. New literary discoveries—alongside those long-lost favorites of yours—all await you at the Library.

Wyatt, Sancho, & Ollie Are Looking For New Homes!

Wyatt is about 10 years old and weighs eight pounds. He is friendly, social, playful and house trained. He is very sweet and loves people and other dogs. He will make a great companion. He is in foster care but you can call Dr. C's Animal Hospital of the Rockies at (970) 586-4703 to make an appointment to meet him.

Canoeing In The Northwest Territories and Nunavut “Our Wonderful World” continues its 13th season of armchair travel-adventures this Tuesday, July 9 with a presentation by Don Cleason on a canoeing excursion into Canada’s Northwest Territories and Nunavut. The free program takes place at 7 p.m. at this year’s location: the lower level of the Estes Valley Community Center at 660 Community Drive. The series is co-sponsored by the Community Center and the Estes Valley Library. Canoes have been used to traverse the Arctic for thousands of years. Canada’s Nunavut is an enormous area, blanketed in snow and ice most of the year. Though the region is sparsely populated, it is legendary for its dog sledding, Inuit throat singing, and “country food” like caribou stew. Visitors also marvel at its wildlife: herds of muskoxen, plus wolverines, moose, and grizzlies, scattered amidst a tundra of valleys and white sandstone cliffs. A self-described river rat and outdoor

enthusiast, Don Cleason has lived in Colorado since 1982. His journeys have taken him down many rivers and along many hiking trails. In the summer of 2017, he was the assistant guide on a 300-mile trip down the Coppermine River, located in Canada’s Northwest Territories and Nunavut, and which feeds into the Arctic Ocean. The unofficial research expedition consisted of six current and previous student colleagues, along with their professor and head guide. Cleason will recount the highlights of this trip and share images from the journey. Attendees are encouraged to register in advance at For more information about this summer’s full Our Wonderful World schedule, visit A full roster of the series is also available in print and online inside the summer edition of the Library’s Programs & Services Guide.

Association of Estes Park, a non-profit organization that works to find homes for stray and abandoned pets, control dog and cat populations by funding sterilization programs, educate members of the community, especially young people, about the humane treatment of animals and the responsibilities of pet ownership; and promote community involvement in the use of pets as therapeutic agents (e.g., in nursing homes).



Sancho is a cuddler, he is about 8-10 years old. He enjoys napping, walking nicely on a leash and eating everything he can. He is a chihuahua / doxi mix and

about 11 lbs. A meeting with Sancho can be arranged by calling the Animal Hospital of the Rockies, 453 Pine River Ln. at (970) 586-4703. Ollie is about one year old. He is quiet, gentle and affectionate. He is good with other cats and has lived with dogs. He is currently living at the Estes Park Pet Lodge at the Animal Medical Center on Manford Avenue call 586-9282 for more information. Kisa is about 9 months old. She is good with other kitties and would probably do well with dogs. She is playful and friendly. Kisa needs a special food but is a healthy girl. She is in foster care so please call the Animal Hospital of the Rockies for a meeting with Kisa. All pets are offered through the Pet



The Estes Park Pet Association is your local humane society. You can make a tax-deductible donation to the Pet Association by sending your check to P.O. Box 4342, Estes Park, CO 80517. For more information, contact Carolyn Fairbanks, President of the Pet Association at (970) 586-5121.

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Puppy Class and Adult Dog Good Manners Training Offered – Proceeds Help Pet Association we are offering three 30minute private Good Manners training! Saturday Puppy Foundation Class Orientation with your puppy- June 29, 9-10 a.m. Puppy Class Starts July 13 through August 10 from 9-10 a.m. Adult Dog Good Manners Private Training Call Judy to schedule your first 30-minute Private Training today! One of the most enjoyable part of The Puppy Class will take place at training your dog is he’ll know when 1029 Tranquil Lane. Take the right culit’s training time. He’ll get up, stretch and start wagging his tail as he watches de-sac (do not go straight). Adult Good Manners private training you prepare your treat bag. Having a may be held at your home, the home of conversation with your dog, watching Judy Wood at 2529 US Highway 34 him problem solve and giving him challenges will create a stronger bond. (four miles from down town), or various locations depending on your trainAll dogs want to work. Let’s give him ing needs. something to do! The cost is just $60. Proceeds go to the Positive Reinforcement training will Estes Park Pet Association. Call Judy be taught by Judy Wood of Home Wood at 970-699-1856 for more inforSweet Home Dog Training. The sixmation and to reserve your place in week puppy class (up to six months puppy class or to schedule your private old) will be offered on Saturdays at 9 a.m. For dogs seven months and older lesson.

Community Foundation Invites Funding Requests

Grant applications available July 1 to 22 The Community Foundation of Northern Colorado announces that its annual competitive grant cycle starts July 1. One way the Community Foundation supports local nonprofits is through these grants. During the 2018 grant cycle, the Community Foundation — through the Estes Valley Community Fund Committee — distributed more than $80,000 to 20 nonprofit agencies that directly serve Estes Valley residents. The Estes Valley Community Fund Committee supports projects or programs that directly serve the residents of the Estes Valley, enhance the Estes Valley community, and provide support to the diverse local population. EVCFC generally does not support fundraising events, endowments, development funds, oper-

ating expenses, or large capital projects – except for capital projects that hold 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 to be considered by the Foundation’s Estes Valley Community Fund Committee. The application will be posted on the Community Foundation’s website ( on July 1 and the deadline for submitting completed applications is Monday, July 22. Award recipients will be notified this fall. Nonprofit agencies with questions about the competitive grant cycle can send an email to or call the Community Foundation at (970) 488-1986.

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William Roland Devine William Roland Devine, 60, passed away suddenly in his home, on the morning of June 28th, 2019. William, known to friends and family as Bill, was born on October 14th, 1958, in Tampa, FL. William spent most of his adolescence in both Florida and Michigan, graduating from Harry Hill High School in Lansing, MI, before moving to Colorado, where he would spend the rest of his life. William was an avid sports player in his younger years, and a fan when his playing years were over. Growing up, he played baseball and basketball, but when he began fading into adulthood, he found the one sport that would become his whole life. His favorite sport to play, watch, and even coach, was softball. Before he became a coach, Bill played in a slow pitch softball league with all of his good friends, and he always loved to reminisce about the “good ol’ days” on the field. When his kids were old enough to start playing however, he hung up his bat, and put on his coaching gear. He coached both of his daughters from their recreational leagues, to competitive, and even when they were in high school. It was the one thing that made Bill the happiest he could’ve ever been, just being able to spend so much time with his family, doing what he loved most. William worked for the same company for most of his adult life, and he was great at his job. Most of the time, when someone walked into any of the

Napa Auto Parts stores William worked in, they would ask for him directly or wait until he was ready to help them. His loved ones believe it was his kind nature and his goofy attitude that kept people coming back. Bill spent the last decade or so working for the Napa Auto Parts in Milliken, CO, and he very rarely missed a day of work. Ask anyone he worked with, and they would tell you that he was one of the most hard working people they knew, and even on the hardest days, he always had a good attitude and a smile on his face. William is survived by his three beautiful children, Morgan Devine, 24, Erinn Devine, 21, and Matthew Devine, 19, three of his four siblings, Mary Gooch (husband Allan), Dave Devine (wife Lisa), and Rick Devine (wife Colleen), his grandchildren, Ryder and Saylor Brady, many nieces and nephews, as well as great nieces and nephews, and other family and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, as well as his older sister Debbie Devine. William will always be remembered as a shining light in many lives, whether it be his family, or old friends. He was very loved throughout his life, and will continue to be loved and missed dearly by those who knew him. A celebration of his life will be held at the convenience of his family.

Gregory James Rosa, 32, of Houston, Texas, died on Saturday, June 15, 2019 near Beaumont, Texas. He was the owner of GRX Commercial Laundry and Macario Garcia Washateria in Houston, Texas. Greg was born on January 7, 1987 in Amarillo, Texas, to Duane and Lynn Rosa. He was a graduate of Amarillo High School and an Eagle Scout. He attended Sam Houston State University, where he completed a B. S. in Criminal Justice in 2008. In 2009, Greg graduated with the 200th class of the HPD Academy, beginning five years of service to the Houston community. His work earned him a Chief ’s Commendation in 2012. In 2015, Greg purchased a neighborhood laundromat, transforming it into a successful commercial business that serviced clients in major cities across south Texas. He took great pride in serving his customers and employees, as well as his ties with the local small business community. Greg volunteered with the Houston SPCA, where he rescued his favorite hiking and running partner, Cinnamon. He most enjoyed spending time with his girlfriend, Jessica, his friends and his family. Greg is survived by his parents, Duane

Ask the Expert— Know Your Funeral Arranger Bill Smith, General Manager,

Allnutt Funeral Service - Estes Park Chapel

Q: What should I expect from my funeral arranger?

A: A funeral

Jon McIntyre Jon Jeffry McIntyre, 65, passed away at his home in Fort Collins on April 13, 2019. Jon was born May 9 1953 in Peoria Illinois to Doctor Herald (Doc) McIntyre and Virginia McIntyre. The family moved to Allenspark in 1965 and Jon attended school at the Allenspark School House and then in Estes Park, graduating in 1972. He then studied at the Colorado Mountain College and Aims Community College. Jon had the benefit of working in many interesting fields in his career ranging from ski lift operator, surveyor, photographer - taking pictures of rafters on the west slope, and maintenance engineer at McMurdo Station

in Antarctica for ten years. He was also a gifted musician specializing in slide blues guitar. Jon is remembered by most for his outrageous sense of humor and thirst for adventure. Jon is survived by his close friend Tim Weaver of Fort Collins; his sister Kimberley Reinhold (John) of Sun City West, AZ; his brother Todd McIntyre of Fort Collins; five nieces, two great nieces; and five great nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Linda. Jon will be remembered at a celebration of life and blues jam concert at Meeker Park Lodge Rec Hall Saturday, July 27, from 12 noon to 4 p.m.

and Lynn Rosa of Estes Park, Colorado, his brother, Jeffrey Rosa, and sister-in-law Suzi Shapira, of Los Angeles, California, and his grandparents, A.C. and Betty Moore of Amarillo, Texas. He is also survived by his uncle and aunt Craig and Vicki Bryan of Amarillo, his cousin Erica Patterson and husband Ryan of Dallas, Texas, and a cousin Elissa Mitchell and husband Merritt, currently in Seoul, Korea. He leaves behind a beloved girlfriend, Jessica Mercado of Houston and her family of Katy, Texas, as well as many treasured friends. Friends are invited to visit with the family from two until five o’clock with a celebration of Greg’s life at three o’clock in the afternoon on Sunday, July 14 at Bradshaw-Carter Memorial and Funeral Services at 1734 W. Alabama St. in Houston, Texas. Memorials may be made to Red Collar Rescue of Houston or a charity of your choice. Greg’s family and Jessica would like to express their sincere thanks to the mentors, coworkers, employees, customers and friends who have encouraged and supported Greg throughout his life, and whom he loved in return.

arranger should care for and guide your family as if you were part of their own. He or she is a caring professional who will be by your side every step of the way to help you understand the options that are available to you, choose what will work best for you and your loved ones and carry out your wishes by coordinating every detail of a meaningful nal tribute. You should expect your funeral arranger to be knowledgeable, compassionate and responsible and one who will help you celebrate a special life.

Q: But don’t all funeral arrangers do the same thing?

A: On the surface, it may seem that

all funeral arrangers are the same, but it’s important to remember that it’s not just what they do but how they do it that sets a funeral professional apart. The loss of a loved one is one of the most dif cult experiences in

life. Your funeral arranger should strive to provide you and your family with a superior customer experience during what can be a stressful process so that you can focus on honoring the memory of your loved one. Your funeral arranger should be communicative and respectful of your time and wishes, and your arranger should act immediately on anything you think he or she could do better during or after the service. If you have additional questions, visit your local licensed funeral provider. They are a good source of information for funeral, cremation and cemetery options.

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

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

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

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Estes Park School District R-3 is accepting applications for one full-time, year-round General Maintenance worker. Salary range is $17.89 to $20.24 per hour depending on experience, with benefits. The successful candidate must be able to pass a drug test, background check, and physical demands/lift test. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, eligible to work in the U.S., and possess a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent vocational school certificate. Apply online at Only online applications are accepted. Position open until filled. Contact Dave Coleson with questions: 970-577-0211, ext 3401. Estes Park School District R-3 Is An Equal Opportunity Employer

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

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

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Estes Park School District R-3 is accepting applications for one full-time, year-round CUSTODIAL position. Salary range is $14.17 to $16.02 per hour, with single benefits. The successful candidate must be able to pass a drug test, background check, and physical demands/lift test. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, eligible to work in the U.S., and possess a high school diploma or GED. Apply online at Only online applications are accepted. Position open until filled. Contact Dave Coleson with questions: 970577-0211, ext 3401. Estes Park School District R-3 Is An Equal Opportunity Employer

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Estes Valley Recreation and Park District

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

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

EVRPD is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Kennel Assistant Part-time

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


The Town of Estes Park is accepting applications for Code Enforcement Officer Police Dept. Hiring Range $24.58 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $28.89/hour Non-Exempt Position Close Date: Open until filled

Equipment Operator I/II Public Works Dept./Streets Div. Hourly Rate $18.69-$21.97/hour Non-Exempt Position Close Date: Open until filled.

Events Maintenance Worker I/II Visitor Serv. Div./Community Serv Dept. Hourly Rate $16.99 - $22.94/hour Non-Exempt Position Close Date: Open until filled.

$14 hour. Cleaning People Needed Immediately!

Join Mountain Maid Concierge & Cleaning Services in Estes Park 10am - 3pm. Flexible hours, different environment every day. All products are furnished. Call or text 719-240-3180

Join Our Team BIRTH CENTER Registered Nurse â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Full Time DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING CT Technologist â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Full Time

ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES Environmental Services Tech â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Full Time **Sign on Bonus Available**

LABORATORY Medical Technologist or MLT â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Full Time LIVING CENTER RN/LPN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Full Time **Sign on Bonus Available** CertiďŹ ed Nursing Assistant â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Full Time **Sign on Bonus Available** CertiďŹ ed Nursing Assistant - Part Time PATIENT FINANCIAL SERVICES Patient Access Representative â&#x20AC;&#x201C; FT PHYSICIAN CLINIC Registered Nurse â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Full Time **Sign on Bonus Available**

QUALITY DEPARTMENT Director, Quality Management REHABILITATION SERVICES Physical Therapist â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Part Time

SURGICAL SERVICES RN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Full Time **Sign on Bonus Available** CertiďŹ ed Surgical Technologist - FT

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

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Human Resources Manager Administrative Services Dept. Hiring Range $62,000 $76,000/year Exempt Position Close Date: Open until filled

Meter Reader (FT Limited Term thru Dec 31, 2019) Utilities Dept./P&C Div. Hourly Rate $18.69/hour Non-Exempt Position Close Date: July 8, 2019 Planner II Community Development Dept. Hiring Range $55,510 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $68,000/year Exempt Position Close Date: Open until filled Police Officer Police Dept. Hiring Range $27.92 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $30.71/hour Non-Exempt Position Close Date: Open until filled

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

Streets Maintenance Worker (FT Limited Term thru Dec 13, 2019) Public Works Dept./Streets Div. Hiring Range $16.99-$19.97/hour (DOE) Non-Exempt Position Closing Date: Open until Filled

May - Oct

No Phone calls. Apply In person at: 1450 Big Thompson Avenue

Estes Park Central Maintenance is hiring a YEAR-ROUND HANDYMAN POSITION $25/hour. Need a broad base of experience. Estes Park Central. 970-577-0087

PART-TIME CLEANERS WANTED for vacation rental cleaning in Estes Park. Must have good references. $15.00 hr. start. Hours are usually 10 am to 3 or 4 pm. Call Michael 816-260-0941.

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Customer Service Agent for Upscale Resort

Silver Saddle Inn

Full and Part Time hours available. Wage depends on experience. Part Time.

Sign-on Bonus Available for all positions.

Front Desk Agent

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


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

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

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

Visitor Information Assistant I (Part time) Visitor Serv. Div./Community Serv Dept. Hourly Rate $13.00 - $14.00/hour Non-Exempt Position Close Date: Open until filled. Seasonal Positions

Events Maintenance Worker Community Services Dept./Special Events Division Hiring Range $13.00-$16.00/hour (DOE) Seasonal Position (Summer 2019) Closing Date: July 15, 2019 Volunteer/Committee Board Positions Estes Park Board of Appeals Plumbing Experience Close Date: Open until Filled

Estes Park Board of Adjustment Close Date: Open Until Filled

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

Applications are available at: Town Hall 170 MacGregor Ave. Room 130 (Mon-Fri 8 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5 pm) or jobs

Seasonal Front Desk Agent

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




Commercial Rentals

Class A Office Condo-3 BD, 2 BA, 2 Car. 2014 Construction, Full Close to town. WD & FP. Service, Furnished or Pets OK. 1yr or longer @ Unfurnished offices in $2000 mo. 281 989-4661 Downtown location, Near Cabins Town Hall. $450 to $550 per month. All internet opOne BR efficiency cabin tions including Fiber availfor rent on Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lake able. Includes Conference Rd. One year lease. First, Room, Handicap last and damage deposit Restrooms, Copy and up front. NO PETS ! NO Scanning Facility, Coffee SMOKERS ! NON-NEGO- Room. TIABLE ! Call Thom at Verus $ 800.00 per month plus Commercial, Inc. utilities- water, electric, 970-586-2448 gas. Call-(303) 747-2211

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

Room/Roommate Private bedroom/bath in home for rent, month to month $650.00 includes utilities. 970-586-5068.

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

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Home Repair/Service



Quality Painting 720-593-0748

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


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


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


Vintage Howard piano. With upholstered storage bench. Great condition. Free. You move from first floor condo.

Lazy Boy recliner with massage and heat. Moss green, excellent condition, in Estes Park, $200. 303-918-8715

Web Development 720-593-0748

Land to Hunt: My son and I drew Unit #20 Muzzleloader Bull Elk tags. Looking for drop camp opportunities or private land to hunt. Call or text: 605-695-8664.


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

Been in Estes working hard trying to get ahead but feeling owning your own place may be out of reach ? First time home buyer ? Young family ? You are just the buyer I am looking for. June completion of brand new 2-3 bedroom Townhomes starting at 315k.

REAL ESTATE 260 Stanley Avenue. Great loan programs available and Down payment assistance up to 10k . Only 3 left. Let’s find out what’s possible Email

Or leave voice or text message for Mike at 970-214-8844

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



Commercial Spaces for sale and 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






ASPHALT QuickBooks Support








Maintenance- Housekeeping LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED 970-586-2557

Property Maintenance

Vacation Rental Cleaning

Call or Text 970.342.5684

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






25 YEARS 1993-2018

Design | Build | Remodel General Contractors | Timber Frame & Log Homes Serving the Colorado Northwest Mountains since 1993

970-586-7711 |



970-586-1685 Custom Homes, Additions, Kitchens, Baths, Historic Renovations, Remodels and Design Work

Charles Santagati 1191 Graves Ave Full service general contracting since 1998

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LANDSCAPING Cory D. Workman, Au.D. Phone: 970-586-5255 â&#x20AC;¢ Hearing Aids / New & Repair â&#x20AC;¢ Hearing Evaluations â&#x20AC;¢ Hearing Protection â&#x20AC;¢ Ear Care / Wax Removal â&#x20AC;¢ Dizziness / Balance

1186 Graves Ave., Ste. B Estes Park, CO 80517 Fax: 970-577-7260

Sustainable SoluÆ&#x;ons Landscaping â&#x20AC;¢ Planting â&#x20AC;¢ Stonework â&#x20AC;¢ Maintenance Jeff Schmitt Owner


â&#x20AC;¢ Tree Care â&#x20AC;¢ Fencing â&#x20AC;¢ Irrigation 20 Years Experience Horticulture Background Licensed and Insured Locally Owned and Operated





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Call us for all of your painting or staining needs!

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

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


Tim Stolz, Owner • 970-518-4001• 26 Years Experience e-mail: •











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1101 Scott Ave


1010 S Saint Vrain Ave~Unit E5

11859 Highway 7


512 Stanley Ave

OPEN HOUSE Sat. 1-3pm


517 Driftwood Ave~Unit 3

$338,900 Moon Trailway~1.26 Acres

$119,000 117 Wiest Dr~Comm. Bldg



1765 W Highway 34

$285,500 740 Moraine Ave~Comm. Lot

$349,000 Sleepy Hollow Ct~.85 Acre

$249,000 Shakes Alive!~ Business


$165,000 790 Moraine Ave~Comm. Bldg


Call us to use our FREE Moving Truck.


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