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Wild Ride This cowboy got a ride to remember from this buckin’ bull at Monday night’s rodeo. Photo by Ronna Boles

Rodeo Lineup Some of the beautiful horses from stock contractor Cervi Championship Rodeo at the Rooftop Rodeo.

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Old Fall River Road Now Open To VehiclesTravelers Are Reminded To Plan Ahead For Timed Entry Reservation Permit System Photo by Kris Hazelton/ EP NEWS

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Old Fall River Road opened to vehicles last Saturday, July 3. Old Fall River Road normally opens by fourth of July weekend. 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. Travelers should plan ahead for Rocky Mountain National Park’s pilot temporary timed entry permit reservation system which began on May 28. Park staff are managing for significant increases in visitation to public lands in Colorado, including Rocky Mountain National Park, along with continued Covid-19 concerns, ongoing park seasonal staff shared housing challenges, reduced shuttle bus capacity and residual fire impacts in some areas of the park from historic fires in 2020. There are two types of reservations. One reservation permit is for the Bear Lake Road Corridor, which includes the entire corridor and access to the rest of the park. This reservation period is from

5 a.m. to 6 p.m. The second reservation permit is for the rest of Rocky Mountain National Park, excluding the Bear Lake Road corridor. This reservation period is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and includes Old Fall River Road and Trail Ridge Road. Permits issued using the reservation system allow park visitors to enter the park within two-hour windows of availability. The reservation system applies to all areas of the park. Timed entry reservations are full for the month of July. However, twenty-five percent of reservation permits are being held and available for purchase the day prior at 5 p.m. through These continue to sell out quickly and visitors are encouraged to plan ahead

when possible. For more information and a link to visit timed-entry-permit-system. Old Fall River Road is scheduled to close to vehicles for the season on October 4, 2021. Consistent with CDC Covid-19 recommendations, people who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces. Masks are required on park shuttle buses. For more information about Rocky Mountain National Park, please visit or call the park’s Information Office at (970) 586-1206.

Photo by Kris Hazelton/ EP NEWS

Next Meet At The Flagpole Friday, July 16 Join together as a community to recite The Pledge of Allegiance to the flag, sing our National Anthem: The Star Spangled Banner and God Bless America on Friday, July 16 at 12 noon

at the flagpole at Town Hall, 170 Macture challenges. Gregor Ave. The United States of America, one Let’s stand together as a community to nation under God. See you at the pole! uphold and support our Constitution of the United States in facing today’s and fu-

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Town Of Estes Park Selected For National Community Wildfire Planning Assistance Program The Town of Estes Park has been selected to receive wildfire planning assistance in 2021 under the national Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire program (CPAW). As wildfires increasingly impact communities across the country, CPAW provides communities with diverse services including land use planning recommendations, customized research, online tools, and other resources to integrate wildfire mitigation into the planning process. The goal of the CPAW program is to reduce wildfire threat to homes and businesses while increasing public safety and community welfare. “Wildfire is the hazard that keeps our decision-makers awake at night,” states Estes Park Town Planner Alex Bergeron. “Wildfire frightens us more than flood, drought, geophysical issues, or any of the other traditional Rocky Mountain hazards. It is our

biggest threat, and it is vital that we do everything in our power to mitigate it.” Participation in CPAW is voluntary and there is no cost to the community. This innovative program was founded in 2015 and is a program of the nonprofit Headwaters Economics. CPAW is funded through grants with the U.S. Forest Service and private foundations. To date, CPAW has worked with 75 communities across the country. “Communities are increasingly taking action at the local level to address the complex challenges of wildfire. By proactively planning our homes and neighborhoods with wildfire in mind, we can reduce community risks and adapt to living with wildfire,” said Doug Green, CPAW Program Manager. More information about CPAW is available at:

Town Of Estes Park Seeks Feedback Through Community Survey This summer, the Town of Estes Park will be seeking community input using the National Community Survey™. Over the next few weeks, questionnaires will be sent to a random sample of 1,700 Estes Park households, asking for feedback on quality of life, town services, and other important topics. The results will be included in a final report that will be available to the public and used by Town officials for community planning and resource allocation, program improvement, policy-making and tracking changes in residents’ opinions about government performance. The Town has conducted the survey since 2011. Past results are available at The National Community Survey™ is sponsored by the International City/County Management Association in cooperation with National Research Cen-

ter at Polco. The questionnaire and survey procedure were designed based on the experience of hundreds of local governments, ranging in size from small to large. Scientific sampling and weighting of the responses in each city ensure accurate and reliable results. Because each municipality's survey is developed using a standard template, and many cities can be surveyed at one time, The National Community Survey™ is an efficient way to measure resident opinion. More than 400 municipalities in 43 states have conducted The National Community Survey™. For more information on the Town of Estes Park’s 2021 Community Survey, please contact Public Information Officer Kate Rusch at 970-577-3701 or To receive Town news and/or agendas in your email inbox, please subscribe at

Valley Fire Protection District EVFPD firefighters generally respond to medical calls in their personal vehicles, al(EVFPD) responded to 18 calls lowing for a faster response. On other inci- for service. This included: dents, firefighters respond to a fire station to • Emergency medical (assist EPH): 2 respond in department apparatus with spe• Smoke Investigation: 5 cialized equipment. Estes Valley Fire During the week of June 27, the Estes

• Alarm Activation: 6 • Motor Vehicle Crash: 3 • Fluid Clean-up: 1 • Mutual Aid: 1

Coolest Car Show In Colorado by Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation 2021.

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Estes Park, A River Town



Recently, I was interviewed by Joey mately joins the South Bunch, deputy managing editor and sen- Platte River, near Greeley ior correspondent for Colorado politics some 70-plus miles away. for the Colorado Springs Gazette newspaIn closing, I said that as far as river per. As Bunch started the interview, I was towns go, Estes Park is unique because it taken aback—literally at a loss for has two rivers. Something Buena Vista, words—when he asked my thoughts Durango, Glenwood Springs, Steamboat about Estes Park being a river town. Springs and most other river destinations Until that moment, when asked about in Colorado can’t claim. After which Estes Park, I would proudly describe it as Bunch requested to connect me with a mountain community or the gateway to Katie Klann, a videographer for the Rocky Mountain National Park. If pushed Gazette. Thinking this would be good for I’d go on to describe the town, I our town as an elk agreed. and big horn sheep A few days haven for photogralater, Katie came phers or a popular to Estes to interdestination for view me on tourists, adding video. A week something about it later, she rebeing a great place to turned to caplive, grow and work. ture video But river town...never footage of the had I ever uttered Riverwalk area. such a phrase when While Klann describing Estes Park. diligently capQuickly regrouping, tured footage of I told Bunch about flowers, people, Estes Park’s two rocks and water rivers—the Big along the RiverThompson River and walk, I caught Fall River. That the myself thinking Big Thompson’s about how deheadwaters are in the lightful it was to Forest Canyon area of be along the Rocky Mountain Na- Katie Klann, The Colorado Springs Gazette river. tional Park. And Fall videographer standing beside Big Thompson When suffiRiver is formed near River in Estes Park. cient video the park’s Alpine Visifootage had tor Center off of Trail Ridge Road. Both been captured, and gear stowed for the rivers, I told him are deeply embedded in trip back to Colorado Springs, I offered the layout and design of the town. They Katie a heartfelt thank you on behalf of wind through neighborhoods and past Estes Park’s townspeople. Then said businesses before merging at George Hix goodbye and come again soon. Park (formerly Confluence Park) at the As her car pulled away, then and there I center of the town. made a vow to encourage people to come Then I described the various ways resienjoy the rivers that I had so enjoyed. To dents, and tourists use the walkways, pic- be soothed by the sound of rushing water, nic tables, and sitting areas along the to have their souls be refreshed by the banks of the rivers, making sure he uncolorful flowers along the shoreline and derstood that there are neither rafters nor feel the vibrancy of Estes Park...a river kayakers floating by, and rarely people fly town. fishing downtown. Editors note: See video at, I said that after the merger orado_politics/colorado-river-towns-estesof rivers, the Big Thompson River flows park/video_8d048bfe-a15c-5adb-9555into Lake Estes, over the spillway, down ccc9693651b9.html the Big Thompson Canyon and ulti-

If these walls could talk, they would tell you a compelling tale of mountain life in early Estes Park through the eyes of the influential Flora & Freelan ("F.O.") Stanley and the domestic help who maintained their house, property, and way of life. To enter the door of the Stanley's 1904 Colonial Revival home is to pass through a frame into a painting, one with a time and life of its own Be inspired as you take a step back in time with a guided tour of the original mountain home of the Stanleys. Advance reservations are suggested and tickets can be purchased online at The full tour experience lasts two hours, with each tour beginning at the Estes Park Visitors Center. A well-marked shuttle will pickup guests from the east parking lot (near the electrical vehicle charge stations), at the top of the hour.

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2021 Rooftop Rodeo July 5-10.

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Estes Park Museum Then & Now Fundraising Tours Join the Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation, Inc. as they host two different tours based on the acclaimed title, Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park: Then & Now, Revised Edition. Special, small group (15 people) tours will be led by author and Historian Laureate Dr. James Pickering and photographers Derek Fortini and Mic Clinger. Choose between the East End or West End (or attend both) to explore opposite ends of Elkhorn Avenue. East End sites include the Birch Ruins and Cabin, The Stanley Hotel, Bond Park, the former High School Football Field (now the library and Estes Park Town Hall parking lot), various businesses downtown and the site of the Riverside Amusement Complex. West End sites include various businesses downtown, historic sites along Cleave Street, the Lewiston Hotel that burned down in 1941 and views of the historic Elkhorn Lodge. Ticket prices are $100 per individual, per

tour. All tour proceeds support improvements to the Estes Park Museum Annex. The facility preserves objects from the museum’s collection and will provide a public space for researchers. Each tour will take an estimated three hours and feature more than 12 historic locations. Refresh-

ing artisan snacks will be provided in a picnic setting for participants to recharge. Participants will have the opportunity to socialize and request book signings with the author and photographers, and will

receive a unique, digital, commemorative “Then & Now” group photograph from one of the historic sites. There will be a number of opportunities to reshoot “Then & Now” locations not included in the publication with provided historic images from the museum collection for reference. Additionally, tickets include a 10% discount voucher for Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park: Then & Now, Revised Edition on the day of the tour. The voucher may be combined with the 10% Museum Members shop discount. Downtown East End tours take place Monday, July 12 or Wednesday, September 15 beginning 9:00 a.m. Downtown West End tours take place Wednesday, July 28 or Wednesday, September 29, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Tickets are limited, so be sure to reserve your spot today! Tickets are sold on a first come, first serve basis. For reservations or questions call 970-586-6256. Payment can be made by cash or check with “Then & Now Tour” in the memo line.

Bright Christmas Seeking School Supplies For Those In Need The new school year starts on August 24th and it’s time to start thinking of school supplies! Bright Christmas is ready to assist the families in our community who need help with the increasing expense of school supplies by taking donations of new supplies and, through the generosity of our donors, purchasing supplies. In partnership with Crossroads Ministry and the schools, qualified students can get their supplies at Crossroads (851 Dry Gulch Rd.) starting on Wednesday, August 11th. If you are a family who needs help with supplies for your children, please contact Crossroads (970 577-0610) to register your child/children for school supplies. You do not have to be a Crossroads client to get assistance with this opportunity!

We are asking for donations of the following items (please, no crayons): Glue sticks, Ziplock gallon and quart size bags, 1” three ring binders, single subject spiral notebook/ college ruled, wire bound sketch pads, single subject spiral notebook/ wide ruled. You can drop off any new school supplies at MedX, 158 1st St. (just off Highway 7), or Ace Hardware, 561 Lone Pine Drive, during regular business hours. If you would like to donate funds to help us with the cost of purchasing school supplies, please send a check to Bright Christmas, P.O. Box 2981, Estes Park, CO, 80517. We are a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization. Your donation is tax deductible. You may contact Nancy at 970 481-4390 for more information.

Young bull moose on Sprague Lake. EPNEWS

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Estes Park Jazz Big Band To Present Concert The Estes Park Jazz Big Band will present an evening concert on Wednesday, July 14 starting at 7:00 p.m. The free concert will be held at Performance Park, Estes Park’s outdoor performance facility located on west Elkhorn Avenue. Audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. The concert will be performed, rain or shine. Chuck Varilek will direct the local jazz band which is in its 29th year of providing music for Estes Park residents and visitors. Featured vocalists for this concert will be Jan McCown and Loren Johnson, accompanied by the Jazz Big Band.

McCown will sing “Sway” and “Just In Time.” Johnson will sing a fun novelty selection, “Wah-Hoo!” In addition to the vocal selections, the Big Band will perform big band standards including “Johnson Rag,” “Five Foot Two,” “The Girl From Ipanema,” and “Alexander’s Ragtime Band.” The band will also perform several other songs in a variety of styles. The Estes Park Jazz Big Band is made up of musicians from Estes Park and surrounding communities. For more information about the band or the concert, please contact Chuck Varilek at 970-227-8704.

Voter Registration Drives! The League of Women Voters of Estes Park is holding Voter Registration Drives next to the Estes Valley Farmers Market this summer. Eligible voters from any state can register to vote, or check their current voter registration. The League will also have Colorado and Estes voting information, in English and Spanish. The dates and times will be: July 15, August 5, August 19, September 2, and Sept 16 from 8:30-10:30 a.m.

For any questions, please contact Robin Converse, or call 832-646-9395. The League of Women Voters of Estes Park serves the community as a nonpartisan education and advocacy organization, neither supporting nor opposing individual candidates or political parties at any level of government. For more information see or contact Dir of Voter Service, Robin Converse, at

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

Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership (EVRJP) is hosting it’s 10th annual golf tournament on Friday, July 30, 2021 at the Estes Park 18-Hole Golf Course, located at 1480 Golf Course Rd. Golfers of all abilities are welcome to play in this four-person, best ball scramble. The $90

player fee includes green fees, golf cart, free range balls, goodie bag, door prizes, tournament prizes and a post-tournament meal from Smokin' Dave's BBQ.

Those interested in playing can sign up as a foursome, threesome, duo or single player. EVRJP will pair players to round out teams. The 2021 Golf for Justice tournament begins at 12:30 p.m. with registration, driving range and putting contest. Shotgun start is 1:30 p.m. A post-tournament BBQ follows at 5:30 p.m. Golfers can purchase putting contest entries, mulligans and helper tape to improve their game. All proceeds support local restorative justice programming. Learn more and register at Registration deadline is July 16, 2021. For questions, contact EVRJP staff at 970-577-3829 or

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Estes Park Aviation Club To Meet On July 14 The Estes Park Aviation Club will resume in-person meetings on Wednesday, July 14. Estes Park resident, Stan Osborne, will speak on his experiences at the Air Force Academy and as a pilot in the Air Force. Stan Osborne Stan & Kathye Osborne and his wife Kathye have been full-time Estes Park residents since 2016. Stan is originally from Denver, and graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1973. He attended pilot training at Vance AFB in Enid Oklahoma and upon graduation was selected to remain at Vance as a T-37 instructor pilot. During this assignment he met and married his wife of 45 years, a freshly graduated teacher from Phillips University. Next was an F-15 Eagle job at Holloman AFB near Alamogordo NM. Stan then received a one-year remote assignment to Osan Air Base in South Korea doing staff work, joined unofficially by his wife and two little boys for most of the tour. The Osborne family returned to Alamogordo where Stan continued his work flying the F-15 and staying relatively close to family in Colorado and Oklahoma. The next move was back to Enid, OK where Stan instructed in the T38 Talon, the Air Force’s advanced pilot training aircraft. He earned a Masters Degree in International Relations during this time. That was followed by a flying job at Headquarters Air Training Command near San Antonio, where the mission

was standardization and evaluation of all T-38 training operations throughout the Air Force. His final flying assignment was as the T38 Squadron Commander at Reese AFB, Lubbock, TX, a unit of some 50 instructor pilots and 100 students going through the rigors of advanced jet flight training. After four years at Reese and 21 years active duty, Lt Col Osborne retired from the military in 1994, and was soon hired by Southwest Airlines. The Osborne family, now five in strength with a young daughter added to the rolls, remained in Lubbock for 21 more years, until moving to Estes, while Stan commuted to Southwest’s various crew bases for work. He upgraded to Captain in 2000, and retired from Southwest in 2016, shortly after moving here, with 22 years of service. Stan has logged over 1300 hours in the T-37, 1000+ hours in the F-15, another 1300+ hours in the T-38, and around 15,000 hours in Southwest’s Boeing 737s. The Aviation Club meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Building, 850 N. St. Vrain Ave. The public is invited to attend.

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My grandmother was from the generation that had little sayings—often parts of longer poems—they pulled out of memory to fit just about any situation. Gram left the planet 40 years ago but still, every once in awhile one of her ditties will pop into my head. Here’s an example: “I’m on a sea food diet; when I see food, I eat it.” Today, it was this: “Laugh, and the world laughs with you; Weep, and you weep alone.” The rest of the first stanza, from a poem called “Solitude” by Ella Wheeler Wilcox, goes: For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth, But has trouble enough of its own. Sing, and the hills will answer; Sigh, it is lost on the air; The echoes bound to a joyful sound, But shrink from voicing care. Gram’s point was that people don’t like to hang around with a grouch so try to be cheerful when possible. Here are some notions that should improve your constitution with a little laughter, or at least a smile. I didn’t make these up, they were sent to me by Thunker readers: • I changed my password to "incorrect" so when I forget it my computer reminds me “Your password is incorrect. ” • If you need a shoulder to cry on, pull off to the side of the road. • You can tell a lot about a man by the way he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. • My idea of a super bowl is a toilet that cleans itself. • My boss arrived at work in a brand new Lamborghini. I said, “Wow! That’s an amazing car! ” He replied, “If you work hard, put all your hours in, and strive for excellence, I’ll get another one next year.” • There should be support groups for people who can’t put their dishes in the dishwasher unless they’ve washed them first. • Keeping a vegetable garden is worth a medicine cabinet full of pills, as long as you have a fence tall enough and deep enough to keep out the critters. (That’s out of the garden, not the medicine cabinet. But that, too.)

Marilyn Is Looking For A New, Loving Home

Adorable Marilyn is about five years old. She is a sweet girl and loves to be loved. She is a little shy, but very loving. She is currently living at the Estes Park Pet Lodge. Call (970) 286-1652 to meet this great kitty. All pets are offered through the Pet Association of Estes Park, a non-profit organization that is your local humane society. You can make a tax-deductible donation to the Pet Association by sending your check to P.O. Box 4342, Estes Park, CO 80517. For more information, please call 970-286-1652.

• The only way I’ll drop ten pounds is if I go shopping in England. • My secret to keeping my shape as I age: get everything to droop at the same rate. • Wherever I go, the world's worst drivers have followed me there. • What did our parents do to kill boredom before the internet? I asked my 16 brothers and sisters and they don’t know either. • Struggling to get your wife’s attention? Just sit down and look comfortable. • Take my advice — I'm not using it. • Hospitality is the art of making guests feel like they're at home when you wish they were. • My cousin got 8 out of 10 on her driver's test; the other two guys managed to jump out of her way. • Women spend more time wondering what men are thinking than men spend thinking. • Money is the root of all wealth. • My mother told me I would never amount to anything because I procrastinate. I said, “Just wait.” And now, the best part of all of this: I simply have to share one more post office story that a friend told me after last week’s column about the current state of the United States Postal Service. It comes from Mark K., the long-time baker at the YMCA of the Rockies, now happily retired and able to sleep in. (He used to be at work long before the sun was up, as bakers tend to do.) Mark said, “I love the Post Office at the Y, and still get mail there!... really great service. Anyway, several years ago I received a letter addressed to: Mark, the baker 80511 That's it! No town or state. It's all about the ZIP code and the great folks who staff the YMCA contract station! ” Thank you for sharing your story, Mark. We’re all smiling with you today! You may let The Thunker know what you think at her e-mail address, © 2021 Sarah Donohoe

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Fine Arts Guild Community Theatre Presents: Disenchanted! Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs 'em?! Not Snow White and her posse of princesses in the hilarious hit musical, Disenchanted. Come see your favorite Disney princesses take to the stage like you’ve never seen them before to set the record straight about their stories. This production was originally scheduled for Performance Park, but due to concerns about the weather, we have moved the performances to the High School Auditorium. Show times are July 8th, 9th, and 10th at 7 p.m., and July 10th and 11th matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at the door at the time of performance, at MacDonald Book Shop, or online at Sam Workman, an 11th grader at EPHS is taking on the role of Pocahontas in the show. She is happy to get to play a character who tells some truths about the real life person. “It's easy to dismiss what Disney did with many of the other princesses because they were based on fictional people to begin with. But with characters like Pocahontas, she was a real historical

figure that we actually know quite a bit about. Disney had a chance to create a story being true to who she actually was and chose not to.” Workman plans to pursue a degree in musical theatre after high school, but in the meantime plays oboe with the high school band and will be one of the drum majors this fall. Kyra MacGregor, who graduated from EPHS in May, plays Mulan. McGregor plans to attend CU Boulder in the fall, majoring in musical theatre. She loves everything about theatre, especially the connections that are made with other people through the art form. “Theatre is a celebration of humanity,” she says. “Everyone is included.” MacGregor loves working with a diverse group of people, and the nine

women in Disenchanted range in age from 19 to 70 and represent all kinds of different professions and backgrounds. Our high school students get the opportunity to work with Anna Maria High, who is a professional singer and actor and has performed all over Colorado. She is well known for brassy, buxom, belty roles with attitude, and plays the role of the princess who kissed the frog. Best

known for the one woman show Hi Hat Hattie. She gained critical acclaim for her portrayal of Serena in Gershwin's Porgy and Bess at the Aurora Fox. Other credits: Once on this Island (Mama Euralie); The Color Purple (Sofia); Dreamgirls (Effie White); Chicago (Mama Morton); Smokey Joe's Cafe (BJ); Violet the Musical (Lula); Shrek The Musical (Dragon); RENT (Seasons of love soloist); Swing! (Lead Vocalist); Avenue Q (Gary Coleman); Ragtime (Sarah's Friend). Although this show features our favorite Disney princesses, we want to stress that this is not a children’s show! Disenchanted princesses have no filter and their comic wisdom is suitable for middle school age and above. For more information please visit the Fine Arts Guild website at

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Annual Glen Haven Pancake Breakfast Saturday, July 17

7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Glen Haven Firehouse By: Marsha Hobert

The Glen Haven Area Fire Department volunteers are excited to be able to bring back their annual Pancake Breakfast this year. Mark your calendar and join the fun on Saturday, July 17th from 7:00 to 11:00 a.m. The price is $9 for adults, $5 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. Be sure to stop by the bake sale for homemade pies, cakes, breads, and cookies. There will be a craft show featuring 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 25 incredible volunteers who put their lives on the line to protect our community and its assets. Thank you to everyone who made contributions after last year’s devastating fires. This break-

fast event is one of the departments main sources of income. In May of this year, the fire department had about a dozen firefighters and 40 volunteers work the fuel treatment on Fox Creek Road. They generated 90 burn piles but are only half done. Team Rubicon will continue the work in July and expects to be able to finish what was started. This past week, six firefighters worked with other Retreat residents to remove dead trees from a property within the burn scar in the Retreat. 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. A big shout out to our wonderful sponsors of this event: Estes Park News, Bank of Colorado, Town of Estes Park, YMCA of the Rockies, Kind Coffee and Air O Pure. For more information on the breakfast and the Glen Haven Area Fire Department visit

Classes To Benefit Hilltop Guild In Allenspark: Succulent Teacup ‘Tiny Gardens’

Come plant succulents in teacups with at the Hilltop Guild in Allenspark! Each participant will make three “tiny gardens” in choices of: teacups, tea pots, gravy boats, creamers or soup cups/bowl. Each person will get to keep their favorite “tiny garden” and two will be donated to the Hilltop Guild to sell at our annual bazaar on Saturday, August 7th. The annual bazaar features jewelry, cards, jams & jellies, quilts, scarves & hats, plus beautiful creations from our weavers, and many more awesome, homemade creations from local artists.

Proceeds go towards scholarships, and local non-profit organizations. Succulent Teacup ‘Tiny’ Gardens Classes will be held: Thursday, July 8th 10:00-noon & Thursday, July 29th 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at the Kelley House 18720 Highway 7 Allenspark, CO. Cost: $10 sign up fee includes succulents, dirt & a your choice of three: teacups, teapots, gravy boats, creamers or soup cups/bowl. Please RSVP to Emily Fouts Balduzzi at 303-956-6232 or Each class is limited to 20 people.

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Where Creativity And Confidence Thrive: Improv For Teens And Tweens Improvisation is a popular way to have fun and share laughter. More than that, it helps build confidence, nurtures personal growth, and releases untapped inner talent. Improv participants benefit from a trusting and supportive environment with others who are also venturing outside their comfort zone. Small group workshops are an ideal way to explore and practice improv basics. The library is hosting an Improv Workshop for ages 10 through 17. The free session takes place at the library on Saturday, July 17 from 1:30 to 3 p.m., as part of the 2021 Summer Reading Pro-

gram. No previous improv experience is necessary. Improv is something that everyone can learn. Participants will take part in games and scenes that nurture creativity within a playful and fun atmosphere. The workshop is led by the team from Improv Collaborative, based in Boulder. The group leads trainings around the region, and hosts regular performances, where first-time students work get to work alongside improv professionals. Space is limited, so participants are encouraged to register to save their spot. To find out more and to sign up, go to

“Spill Simmer Falter Wither”: Book Discussion On July 27 Book discussions are a great way to discover new authors and share insights with fellow readers. The library is hosting a monthly Turn the Page Book Club, and July’s featured title is “Spill Simmer Falter Wither” by Sara Baume. Those who register can sign up for a complimentary copy of the book while supplies last. The discussion takes place at the Library on Tuesday, July 27 from 9:15 to 10 a.m. in the Wasson Room.

Baume’s novel follows the tale of two outcasts. One is a man ignored, even shunned by his village. The other is the one-eyed dog he takes into his quiet, tightly shuttered life. The two forge an unlikely connection. Their human-animal friendship grows at the same time their seaside village falsely perceives a menace when in fact there is only mishap. And the duo must take to the road. The book has earned a number of awards and recognitions since its debut in 2016, including the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. The “San Francisco Chronicle” called it a “man-and-hisdog story like no other.” Library book discussions are made possible by the generous support of the Estes Valley Library Friends & Foundation. Go to to sign up, and you’ll receive information on how to acquire a copy of the book.

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What’s Happening At The Estes Valley Library

HOURS & SERVICES New Extended Hours: Mondays - Thursday, 9 a. m.-7 p. m. Fridays and Saturdays, 9 a. m.-5 p. m. Sundays, 1-5 p. m. Both floors of the library are open with full access to collections, computers, study rooms, and meeting spaces. The second floor offers public computers. New features include the ability to print from your personal device. Free Wi-Fi is available both inside and outside the library. Library Reserved Parking Spaces Library visitors may use any of the seven free parking spaces marked “Library Reserved” during open hours. These are located along the library’s northeast perimeter. The spaces have a 30-minute time limit. No payment or permit is required.

Meeting Rooms are Open Groups may request meeting space in the library’s Hondius Community Room and Wasson Board Room. Reservation requests through December 2021 may be made at SUMMER READING PROGRAM 2021 Read and Listen to Earn

Prizes For all ages. Summer is an excellent time to read for pleasure and earn prizes. Listening to a book—whether it’s an audiobook or a family read-aloud— counts too. This year’s theme is “Tails and Tales.” Visit for full details on this summer’s program. Made possible by the Library Friends & Foundation. Improv Workshop for Teens & Tweens Saturday, July 17, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Hondius Room For ages 10 to 17. Flex your funny bone and practice improv games and scenes with the Improv Collaborative from Boulder. Sign up at Shrinky-Dink Animal Medallions Wednesday, July 21, 2-3 p. m., Hondius Room For kids ages 6 to 11. Using markers,

we’ll draw or trace an animal onto plastic and color it in. Then we’ll cut it into a medallion shape and our adult helper will place it into a toaster oven for shrinking. Once ready, these original creations can become necklaces or keychains. Sign up at ESTES GROWS READERS Library Storytimes: 3 Days a Week Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays, 10:30 a. m., Hondius Room Baby Storytimes on Thurs. and Fri. at 10 a. m. Children ages 0 to 6 and their families can enjoy stories, songs, puppets and activities, all designed to stimulate a child’s cognitive development. Saturday storytimes have now returned to the regular weekly line-up. No sign-up required. BOOKS & AUTHORS Chamber Book Club: “Mindset” Friday, July 9, 11 a.m. to noon, via Zoom In her book, renowned psychologist Carol Dweck shows how success in school, work, sports, the arts and almost every area of human endeavor can be dramatically influenced by how we think about our talents and abilities. The discussion is facilitated by the Estes Chamber of Commerce and open to all community members. Sign up at Vote for One Book One Valley Library patrons are invited to help

choose the title for next January’s One Book One Valley. The list of finalists will be revealed in mid-July, and patrons may cast a vote for their favorite title. Watch for more details coming soon. BOOK-A-LIBRARIAN Free Legal Self-Help Clinic Wednesday, July 14, 2-5 p.m., by phone appointment One-on-one legal advice with an attorney is available for those who do not have their own personal attorney. Appointments are necessary, and can be scheduled by calling 970-586-8116. More information at FRIENDS & FOUNDATION Cliffhanger Used Books: summer hours Cliffhanger Used Books, operated by the Library Friends & Foundation, offers gently-used books, movies, and music at discount prices. Cliffhanger is open daily this summer from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. THE TWIG MINI-BRANCH The library mini-branch at the Estes Valley Community Center (EVCC) is open. Patrons are able to request library materials to be sent to the Twig at EVCC, where they can be checked out using the self-serve kiosk on the building’s lower level. The location offers convenient parking and drive-up outdoor book returns.

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Estes Park Archives Program This Saturday

The first month of Isabella Bird's fourmonth American sojourn in 1873 found her traveling by rail, wagon, and horseback from San Francisco to the edge of Estes Park. The list of cities and towns she saw and for the most part hated included Sacramento, Truckee, Salt Lake, Cheyenne, Greeley, Fort Collins, and Longmont. Only Lake Tahoe, Donner Lake, and frustratingly-distant views of the Front Range escaped her wrath. It bears noting that, at the time, all of these locations were solely geographic features, not geographic features rimmed with cabins and commercial (meaning tourist-oriented) enterprise. For much of September 1873, Isabella Bird acted exactly like the British visitors to America she disparaged. So you have to ask yourself, “What's it all about, Is-

abella?” Was she only enamored of places she arrived at under her own volition? Did she have a false sense of nostalgia for the loss of a west and a “wildness” she had not been around to experience? Or was all this carping a literary device. added to her “letters” long after she returned home in 1874, to place into stark contrast everything that fell short of her beloved hollow at the base of Longs Peak? On Saturday, July 10, the Estes Park Archives delves into the September 1873 portion of Isabella Bird's “A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains” as part of their free weekly local history lecture series at “Ten Letters” on 240 Moraine Avenue. Participants are encouraged to prepare by reading the pre-Estes Park section of her 1873 “letters” (the text has been digitized and is available online), as well as avail themselves of internet resources to reacquaint themselves with the Central Pacific, Union Pacific, and Kansas Pacific routes available to western travelers by 1873, and the Donner tragedy of 1846-1847. Throughout the summer, Archives programs begin at 6:30 p.m., to avoid some of the downtown traffic and parking snarls. All are welcome, and reservations are not required. Call 586-4889 for directions or with additional questions.

All through June, except for a few days, we have really enjoyed cool weather and lovely rain showers. July 4th came in with a hot bang and I do not refer to the fireworks, which by the way I really enjoyed. On the 4th of July I decided to break tradition and have a pot roast. Boy, was that a big mistake. My kitchen became the oven! I was having Marie, Jeff, and Lexie for diner and I knew all three loved a good pot roast. Dessert was Key Lime pie which, thank goodness, is a very refreshing dessert. And on the good side, my dog Sunshine does not like Key Lime pie! Now why would that matter? You leave the dessert in the kitchen unguarded while you eat the main meal. You see Sunshine is up to her old tricks. A few weeks ago, I mentioned we were starting up our old bridge group. I gave you the recipe for grape salad. (By the by only use the sugar in the dressing, not on top.) In addition to what I had prepared, a friend brought a delicious addition to the fare. It was a liverwurst appetizer on a slice of French bread. After the bridge game there were two pieces remaining. I asked Karyn if she wanted to take them home. “No, you keep them for your supper” she replied. I put them on the kitchen counter as I walked my guest to the door. Thinking no more about the liverwurst sandwiches, I finished cleaning up and putting things away and by then, it was time for supper. My mouth watering for those sandwiches was for naught. They were gone…not a trace. I searched and searched. Sunshine! In the backyard I found small traces of a blue and white napkin. You guessed it…Sunshine had

eaten them. There was a smile on her face and liverwurst in her belly.

Best Of The Wurst Spread

1 Tbs. butter or margarine 1 16 oz. package liverwurst ½ cup finely chopped onion. ¼ cup mayonnaise or salad dressing ½ cup chopped dill pickle 2 tsp. spicy or horseradish mustard. 1 Tbs. drained capers 2 tsp. dried dill weed. 1-2 small dill pickle, cut into strips to use on top. Cocktail rye bread. Heat butter in small pan until melted. Add onion and cook about 5 minutes until tender. Cool. Mash liverwurst in medium bowl and add onion, butter, and all ingredients except bread and dill pickles. Form into a ball and decorate with dill slices. Serve with bread. Another way to prepare this, as Karyn did, is to spread the liverwurst mix onto slices of regular size rye or French bread and decorate with a long slice of kosher dill pickle. You can also spread mustard on the French or rye bread and toast for a minute before putting the liverwurst and pickle on the bread. This is a good idea to make individual servings as it makes it easier to judge the serving amount. Hope y’all had a great 4th and remembered why we celebrate. My email: Bon Appétit.

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Board Member Spotlight: Laura Case Many board members in the Estes Valley serve on more than one board, or serve on boards regionally that complement their work locally. Case also serves on the Colorado Association of School Boards and the Centennial Board of Cooperative Educational Services (an agency that provides pooled resources and educational services to school districts across northern Colorado). She reflects, “I have enjoyed serving on these boards because it has connected me with our community and other Colorado school Laura Case is one of the scores of local volunteer board districts to create meanmembers. Over 70 nonprofit organizations in Estes Park ingful change and progress rely on the time and talents of community members like within our school district Case who serve our community. and beyond. I have enjoyed engaging with our By: Estes Park Nonprofit Resource community to foster greater participaCenter tion and input in public education. I apVolunteer board members guide the preciate the positive impact this engageimportant efforts of our local nonprofit ment has on our youth, families, and the organizations. Laura Case has served on future of our community.” the Estes Park Board of Education for alCase and many other dedicated nonmost 8 years; she has served as the Presi- profit board members guide over 70 dent for the past four years. Case’s term nonprofits in service to Estes Park. EPwill end this November.

NRC believes it is important to support board members in understanding their roles and responsibilities to ensure they are prepared to knowledgeably guide nonprofits. Nonprofit Governance Board Training is a six-part series that covers the nuts and bolts of board service: How to Maintain a Strategic Focus, How to Provide Financial Oversight, and How to Govern Through Effective Policy are just a few of the topics. EPNRC encourages you to join other invested community leaders by putting your passion into action as a nonprofit board member. We are here to help connect you to organizations seeking board members and we'll make sure you have all you need to lead with assurance. Learn more and register for the Board Governance series online: To find out more about the Estes Park

Board of Education, visit The Estes Park Education Foundation is another organization that supports innovation and programs in our schools. They seek additional board members, specifically with marketing and accounting skills. Find out more about this organization by visiting EPNRC provides a list of nonprofits in and in-service to the Estes Valley on our website. To see a comprehensive list of these organizations and their missions, visit EPNRC continues to celebrate board members through the month of July. If you have a board member (or colleague) you would like to spotlight, please email

CELEBRATING THE AMERICAN DREAM ON AMERICA’S BIRTHDAY. While we celebrate the American dream every day, at the Rich Flanery Team we go a little extra on July 4th. Happy Independence Day from your Rocky Mountain Lender.

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Latino Conservation Week Adventure Day At YMCA Of The Rockies wall sessions, mini golf, swimming, archery, axe throwing, crafts, outdoor education talks, disc golf, mountain biking, and more. Some activities require advanced registration or have additional costs. Call 970-586-3341 ext. 1104 for more information. Sábado 24 de Julio, Únase al personal de YMCA of the Rockies para una caminata guiada al Parque Nacional de las Montañas Rocosas de 9:00 a.m. a 11:30 a.m. Después del almuerzo, reúnase con un guardabosques del Parque Nacional mientras presenta un programa sobre la vida silvestre local de 1:00 p.m. a 2:00 p.m. Ambas clases serán en español. Después, quédese y disfrute de las actividades de YMCA of the Rockies de forma gratuita, incluyen tiro al arco, muro de escalar, minigolf y más. On Saturday, July 24, 2021, join YMCA 9 a.m.: Excursionismo! El punto de reof the Rockies staff for a guided morning unión es en Boone Family Mountain hike into Rocky Mountain National Center, de ahí partiremos en nuestra Park. After lunch, meet with a National caminata de 3 millas con un guiador de Park ranger as they present a program habla hispana. Nos introduciremos en about local wildlife. Both classes will be Rocky Mountain National Park. Camin Spanish. Afterwards, stick around and inaremos por Moraine Park y aprenenjoy YMCA of the Rockies activities for derémos de la formación de las monfree! tañas e identificaremos flores silvestres y 9 a.m.: Meet at the Boone Family árboles. No olvides tu mochila, agua, y Mountain Center ready to hike! Bring a ropa cómoda para la caminata. day pack, water bottle, and clothes you 12 p.m.: Comida: Nuestro departacan hike in. Our Spanish-language hikmento de servicios de alimentos ing guide will take us on a three-mile proveerá tu comida. Para garantizar tus walk into Rocky Mountain National alimentos para ti y tu grupo o familia, Park. We’ll walk through Moraine Park por favor mándanos un correo elecand learn about how the mountains were trónico a formed, keep a look out for animals like 1-2 p.m.: Conoce a un guardabosque: elk, and identify flowers and trees along Uno de los guardabosques de Rocky the way. Mountain National Park nos enseñará 12 p.m.: Lunch! Our food service team sobre osos, elk, y otras vidas salvajes. La will provide us with a sack lunch. To presentación será en Español e interacguarantee a lunch is available for your tiva. group or family, please email 2-4 p.m.: Regístrate en nuestras dades: Por tu asistencia a nuestro pro1-2 p.m.: Meet a Park Ranger! One of grama, estamos incluyendo un pase de Rocky Mountain National Park’s educa- actividades gratis por persona. Estes tion rangers will join us for a talk about Park Center tiene mucho que ofrecer a elk, bears, and other local wildlife. The nuestras familias, como: escalación, golf interactive presentation will be in Span- miniatura, natación, tiro al arco, lanzaish and includes interactive skulls, pelts, miento de hacha, manualidades, ciand hands-on demonstrations clismo de montaña, y mucho más. Algu2-4 p.m.: Sign up for our activities! At- nas de las actividades requieren registro tendance with LCW includes a free anticipado o tienen costos adicionales. YMCA of the Rockies Day Pass. YMCA Para más informacion, llámanos al of the Rockies – Estes Park Center has a 970-586-3341 ext 1104. lot to offer families, including climbing

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Celebrating The Historic Mountainside Lodge

Join YMCA of the Rockies in celebrating the historic Mountainside Lodge building, which turned 100 years old in 2020. From Friday, July 16 through Sunday July 18, 2021, enjoy events, presentations on historical information, and more. Guided tours of the lodge will be available throughout the weekend, along with a new exhibition located at Mountainside Lodge. There will also be opportunity on Saturday to carry on the tradition of rock painting to commemorate your visit to Mountainside Lodge. Be sure to visit the rock room at Mountainside Lodge for inspiration! All events listed below are held at Mountainside Lodge at YMCA of the Rockies. Friday, July 16 Please use your own transportation to Mountainside Lodge on Friday, parking

is limited. 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. - Tours of Mountainside Lodge 10:00 a.m. - Dr. George Timothy Stone, retired board director of YMCA of the Rockies and son of Dr. John Timothy Stone. George will be talking about his father's legacy with the YMCA of the Rockies, his life, and his connections to the YMCA and YMCA of the Rockies, and the efforts to restore Mountainside Lodge and place it on the National Register of Historic Places. 2:30 p.m. - Robert Ruesch, YMCA of the Rockies Staff alumni, chaplain, and author. Robert will be speaking about his time growing up at YMCA of the Rockies as the son of the managing director, Walter Ruesch, and his time on the housekeeping crew. He will share his

many memories of the YMCA and Mountainside Lodge from the 1960s and 1970s. Saturday, July 17 Parking is limited. A shuttle will depart from the YMCA Post Office every 30 minutes between 10:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. - Tours of Mountainside Lodge 10:30 a.m. - Then and Now with Historian Laureate, Dr. James Pickering, and Derek Fortini, Estes Park Museum Director. These special guests will speak to their recent book Then and Now, which explores the history of Estes Park through photographs and essays. Sunday, July 18 10:00 a.m. Community invited to worship at Mountainside Lodge outdoor chapel.

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


Rodeo Estes Park, Colorado Estes Park Events Complex

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

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


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Five Fun Facts About… The White-Crowned Sparrow By: Dawn Wilson

This week’s featured subject is the white-crowned sparrow. Hike along any trail through sagebrush or cinquefoil and you are bound to see — or hear — the white-crowned sparrow. A summer resident of the region, this little medium-sized sparrow is a ubiquitous bird with unique markings on its head. Here are five fun facts about the white-crowned sparrow. 1. The white-crowned sparrow is one of the most studied songbirds in North

America, and the data has been used to understand bird song. According to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, one interesting fact discovered about this bird is that they can run on a treadmill at a pace of about one-third of a mile an hour without tiring out. 2. Male songbirds learn the songs of a local region, similar to human dialects of different regions of the United States. This is referred to as song dialects, and white-crowned sparrows have demon-

strated regional songs. 3. White-crowned sparrows are easy to identify by their white crown with bold black stripes and a pink or rose-colored bill. 4. This small songbird is very vocal, perching high on bushes and tall plants as it sings out in a series of short, clear whistles followed by more complex sounds like tweets and trills with buzzy elements. Typically, the male does most of the singing.

5. Although most white-crowned sparrows migrate out of the Estes Valley and surrounding region during the winter, some may not travel farther than lower elevations in Colorado. Dawn Wilson is a professional and award-winning nature photographer who lives in Estes Park year-round. You can see more of her work, join one of her Rocky tours, and purchase prints at or follow her on Instagram: @dawnwilsonphoto.

A white-crowned sparrow feeds on dandelion seeds in the bird sanctuary along Lake Estes.

A white-crowned sparrow in Harbison Meadows before the East Troublesome Fire in 2020.

Look for white-crowned sparrows perched on the tallest plants and bushes along trails throughout our region.

History And Society: How The Past Shapes Our Views Of The Future From: Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership, the Estes Park Museum, and the Estes Valley Library

and talk about what it all means. The discussion will use the nationallyrecognized “Living Room Conversation” You’ve likely heard the words “true his- model, which facilitates connections betory” used in books, articles, and tween people. Participants will have the movies. Something announces, “This is opportunity to share, listen, and learn the true history” of an event, a place, or a within the natural style of a small-group person. The words sound compelling setting. and authoritative. Yet more and more, The July 21 program will be held inthere is growing awareness that historiperson at the Estes Park Museum, led by cal narratives are, in fact, composed of facilitators from Estes Valley Restorative specific interpretations of events, while Justice Partnership (EVRJP). Museum leaving other interpretations out. As staff will be taking part in the conversaWinston Churchill famously said, “Histion. The program is a collaborative eftory is written by the victors.” fort among EVRJP, the Museum, and As part of the local Living Room Con- the Estes Valley Library. versation series, the community is inJoin us to share your perspectives, vited to a dialogue on “History and Socilearn about the experiences of others, ety” on Wednesday, July 21, from 3:30 to and potentially leave with stronger con5 p.m at the Estes Park Museum. nections and a shared sense of commuThe conversation will explore how his- nity. The online registration includes a torical narratives do more than just rep- link to the Conversation Guide, which resent the past—they’re also oriented to- participants are encouraged to read ward the future. They create deep beliefs through beforehand. Since this program about who we are, where we come from, is interactive, attendees will be asked to and what are the right prospects. They engage with and contribute to the conconstruct images of the others and versation. meanings of intergroup relations, someVisit describing others as enemies or alversations to learn about the series. Find lies, superiors or inferiors. Historical out more about July’s program and sign monuments are a timely example, as up at Advance many communities around the U. S. reregistration is required, which allows examine figures previously revered in the facilitators to make preparations their village squares. Through the diabased on the number of participants. logue, we’ll gain a deeper understanding

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Still Time To Enjoy The Rooftop Rodeo

The non-stop, rip-roarin' cowboy action continues through Saturday night at the Rooftop Rodeo, a PRCA sanctioned event. It has been recognized as the best small rodeo in the nation, along with being named the top medium-sized rodeo in the Midwest, and the #1 summer rodeo in Colorado by Real American Cowboy Magazine. Nightly professional rodeo performances, with world-class stock from PRCA Hall of Fame stock contractor Cervi Championship Rodeo. At the rodeo, you’ll see bull and bronc riding, barrel racing, tie-down roping, steer wrestling and mutton bustin. Register your kids for mutton bustin’ at Space is very limited and does require a ticket for the night you sign up for. Behind the Chutes Tour The Behind The Chutes Tour is your chance to ven-

ture out to where all the action happens! You’ll meet rodeo committee members, arena crew, and our bullfighter who will explain the sport of rodeo. Get an up close and personal tour of the arena equipment, see the livestock and walk through the actual chutes the cowboys use. You will get to take pictures with our beautiful royalty and pet their horses, and maybe get an autograph. This tour is for all ages! Please note the tour will take you through thick areas of dirt (sometimes mud) so please wear appropriate shoes. Flip flops or expensive boots are not recommended. Sign up now before all the spots are gone, go to to book your tour for this one of a kind experience. Each night of the rodeo features unique themes and/or promotions:

Photos by Tim Nicholson

Thursday, July 8-First Responders Night: First Responders and their families pay just $10 per person for general admission. Friday, July 9-Fiesta at the Rodeo: Fiesta-themed live music before the rodeo and during Pre-Show. Saturday, July 10: Tough Enough to Wear Pink Night. We encourage you to proudly wear pink to show your support for breast cancer awareness and research. This year, performances of the Rooftop Rodeo will be aired on the Cowboy Channel. Experience traditional Western family fun! Tickets and information at We’ll see you in the rodeo arena at the Estes Park Event Center. Yee haw!

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WHO’S THE ‘POINT MAN’ IN YOUR…AND OUR NATION’S…FAMILY? Since two of our nation’s holidays come fairly close together…Fathers’ Day and the Fourth of July…it is only natural that we look at some common lessons that come to us with both celebrations. One common lesson is that contemplated as we think about the ‘leadership’ that is displayed by both celebrations. In one case, we are looking at the ‘fathers’ whose leadership must be acknowledge and displayed in each family blessed to have such a person. Where our nation is concerned we are mindful of the ‘leadership’ displayed by the ‘Founding Fathers’ and by those hundreds that have vied for our votes during the following generations…both men and women. How many of each type of ‘leaders’ have we been able to honor and praise during that time? Let’s take a look at both categories of ‘leaders’ we have had and chosen to be our ‘Point Men’? In Steve Farrar’s book, Point Man, he describes the ‘Point Man’ in the military who is leading his platoon through dangerous enemy territory, frequented by ‘trip wires’ and snipers that are trying to destroy him and his men. His description of the responsibility of this leader is very graphic and truly descriptive of the dangers that lay ahead for his men and the heavy duty that is placed on this courageous leader. Then, with his tone no less serious, he writes: “Let’s make a critical change in the scenario. You’re still in Vietnam, on patrol in the same steamy rain forest. But something about this patrol is different. You’re still the ‘point man’, but this time you’re not leading a group of men. You’re leading your family. You look over your shoulder to see your wife and children following behind. Your little girl choking back tears, your little boy trying to act brave, your wife trying to keep the baby quiet. On this patrol, you don’t want to engage the enemy, you want to avoid him. What are your feelings? The survival of each member of your family—and the family itself—completely depends on your ability to lead through the maze of unseen booby traps, ambushes, invisible snipers, and all the extraordinary hazards of combat…Men, this is no imaginary situation. It is reality. If you are a husband / father, then you are in a war. War has been declared upon the American family, your family and mine. Leading a family through the chaos of American culture is like leading a patrol through enemy-occupied territory. And the casualties in this war are as real as the Vietnam Memorial.” Farrar points out that Satan’s strategies are as follows: 1) to alienate and sever a husband’s relationship with his wife. (physical or emotional) and; 2) to alienate and sever a father’s relationship with his children (physical or emotional). Obviously then, we are looking for ‘Point men’ who will provide strong examples for their children to follow. I saw this news item: A news account of a thirteen-year-old boy who saved his brother’s life by driving him to the hospital in his father’s car. Never having driven a car before, his explanation was simple: ‘I just did what I saw my father do!’” How appropriate these words are to so many situations in life! “Why do you discipline like you do” “I just did what I saw my father do!” “Why did you get mad and throw that wrench at the washing machine?” “I just did what I saw my father do!” Etc. No less crucial are our nation’s ‘Fathers’ leadership during this crucial time in her history. Do they devotedly see themselves as ‘Point Men’ leading our nation at a very worrisome time for our nation’s people. Sunday night…Fourth of July…as we waited for the beginning of fireworks over Estes Lake, our congregation, along with guests from Estes and Longmont, spent an hour praying for the ‘leadership’ of our nation and those men and women who are our ‘Point Men’ during this very trying time. Our nation has always touted itself as being ‘One Nation’, made up of ‘United States’… but it isn’t ‘one’ or ‘united’. We claim to be a nation ‘Under God’…but we don’t live like it, disregarding His laws and the values that He has always demanded of those who honor Him. So we asked our ‘Father’ to touch the hearts of those who lead us, in proper endeavors and to replace those who are unwilling to devotedly commit themselves to be our ‘Point Men’. Please, in your own private devotions, ask Him to do the same. As I watched our excellent fireworks display, with brilliant lights one after another for a short time, I thought of times when our nation has shown brightly in a dark world, but it dawned on me how quickly the ‘darkness’ descended after they ended. It’s time for our nation to be ‘shining brightly’ continually. Join us in praying that that time is now!

State High School Swimming Meet Article & photos by: Mike Fallon

The Estes Park Boys High School swim team attended the annual State Meet at the Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center in Thornton. Due to Covid concerns, the meet was held as a time final (no prelims). Coach Diane Webster did an outstanding job preparing the team for the final meet of the season. All four Estes competitors achieved their personal best times. Senior Luke Webster placed 8th in the 200 Individual Medley with a time of 1:58.51 and 9th in the 100 backstroke with a 53.80. Junior Benjamin Anderson placed 10th in the 200 freestyle going

Luke Webster

1:48.29 & in his best event, the 100 freestyle, placed 5th with a 48.29. Jr. Bailey Lemirande also got his best time of 53.02 in the 100 freestyle. Freshman Henry Thomas helped the 400 freestyle relay place 16th with a 3:36.29. Diving coach Bill Kanter was also successful in getting sophomore, first year diver Mike Capo to not only qualify for state while using a unique warm up of “Rocky Balboa” but to place 12th with a score of 340.85. As a special note, Luke Webster will be attending Mesa State College in the fall and will continue his swimming goals. The Estes Park swimming community wishes him well.

Mike Capo

Bob Lewis

Bailey Lemirande

Food Trucks Schedule July 9-July 15 Fri 7/9

Rock Cut Brewing The Barrel Avant Garde Aleworks Lumpy Ridge Brewing Stanley Park Dog Park Rambo’s Liquor

Roaming Rations La Cocina de Mama Fat Tomato EP Bross Café Mess Coffee Dill’s Maine Lobster

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Rock Cut Brewing The Barrel Lumpy Ridge Brewing Stanley Park Dog Park

Roaming Rations Kitchen Eats EP Bross Café Mess Coffee

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Sun 7/11 Rock Cut Brewing The Barrel Avant Garde Aleworks Lumpy Ridge Brewing Stanley Park Dog Park

La Cocina de Mama EP Bross Dill’s Maine Lobster Shack Roaming Rations Café Mess Coffee

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Mon 7/12 Rock Cut Brewing The Barrel Stanley Park Dog Park Rocky Mtn. Health Club

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

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Tues 7/13 Rock Cut Brewing The Barrel The Marina Pavillion Stanley Park Dog Park

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

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Wed 7/14 Rock Cut Brewing The Barrel Lumpy Ridge Brewing Stanley Park Dog Park

EP Bross Kitchen Eats On the Hook Fish ‘n Chips Café Mess Coffee

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Thur 7/15 Rock Cut Brewing The Barrel Lumpy Ridge Brewing Avant Garde Aleworks Stanley Park Dog Park

La Cocina de Mama EP Bross Wes Tex BBQ Roaming Rations Café Mess Coffee

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Trego Community High School Plays Basketball vs. Estes Park High School

Sean Dreiling, a 2007 EPHS graduate, now teaches and coaches at Trego Community High School in WaKeeney, KS. Sean brought his high school basketball team, the Trego Community Golden Eagles to his alma mater, Estes Park High School on June 26 for a scrimmage. Coaches for the EPHS team were Jason Reetz and Nik Buchman and TCHS coaches were Sean and his assistant coach, Lance Kinderknecht. Sean said “This was a really special day

for me. This community and this school hold a special place in my heart. To have our guys come play in my high school on the court where I have so many, I will always cherish this. I’m proud to coach these young men and I’m always proud to be a Bobcat. Thank you to the Bobcat players and Coach Nik for helping set this up.” After the game the players got to hang out getting to know each other while they displayed their dunking and shooting abilities.

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Estes Park Senior Citizens Center Springs Back To Life

After a series of challenges over the past four years – relocations due to loss of our building and governmental support in 2018, months of Covid shutdowns and restrictions starting in 2020, then fire evacuations – the Estes Park Senior Citizens Center (EPSCC) is now bounding back to life with new and renewed activities. New and old members alike are flocking in more and more to participate and socialize. “Though the loss of our building and support, and the Covid shutdown slowed our momentum for several years, our long-term vision for a vibrant Senior Citizens Center remained steadfast,” commented one Board Member. “If anything, COVID strengthened our resolve and keep going forward after experiencing two years of adversities. Since reopening we have been ‘full speed ahead’ seizing every opportunity to increase and improve on the services we provide to the Senior Citizens in the Estes Park area.” Among the first renewed services provided ‘post-shutdown’ were expanded meal options; members are now able to come inside to eat and socialize or pick up reserved meals-to-go. Curbside delivery to vehicles, a service began during the shutdown for safety reasons in May 2020, will still to be offered going forward as many have come to enjoy the convenience. Prepared by Big Horn Restaurant, the meals are available to members at a great discounted price and have been one of EPSCC’s most popular offerings for over four years. Our menus are published each week in the EP News and on our website Other activities reinstated in early February 2021 were the exercise and fitness classes, now held every weekday morning: TriFit (M, W, F 10:30-11:15 a.m.) and Elements of Balance Yoga (Tu & Th 10:15-11:15 a.m.). The classes are conducted by certified professional instructors from MedX of Estes. “More people have been coming to these classes as word gets around about how good they are, ” says EPSCC Activities Coordinator, Tonya Martin. Her mother, longtime Estes Park resident Kathy Irons, has be-

come one of the “regulars” who works out at EPSCC every day. “She’s positively addicted,” says Martin. Other “positively addictive” activities for members at EPSCC include Mahjong (Tues. 10-2), Trivia Tuesdays (Tues. 12-2), two Bridge groupsone every Thursday and one the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Wednesday of the monthboth 1-4 p.m. Piles of puzzles and board games are available for impromptu pick-up entertainment. Refreshments, snacks, and WiFi are available during business hours. “It’s great to see so many new and familiar faces coming in all the time,” says member/volunteer Teri Hart, whose mother, Virginia Taylor was a longtime and very active member before passing away last year. “Mom would be so happy to see ‘Her Place’ coming back to life. It gave her so much joy over the years to come for a meal, stay and visit with friends, and play a few hands of cards over coffee and have a good conversation.” “Everyone remembers Virginia fondly and loves to see her daughter here ‘paying it forward’ by volunteering and participating in activities several times a week,” says Martin. “That kind of legacy embodies the whole spirit of our Senior Citizen’s Center.” Members, volunteers, and the all-active Board of Directors, agree- that’s where we shine brightest! It may have taken us a little longer due to the challenges to re-establish over the years, but more members are coming in to eat, participate in many activities, and socialize on a regular basis. The Estes Park Senior Citizens Center has been serving our adults since 1975 thanks to our amazing community. We are sincerely thankful to our sponsors who have helped us thru the past several years: MedX of Estes, Big Horn Restaurant, EP News, Village Thrift Shop, and Reel Mountain Theater and our members and donators. Your support is greatly appreciated! The Estes Park Senior Citizens Center is located at 1760 Olympian Lane (a block north and east of Ace Hardware). Members and visitors are welcome during open hours: Monday through Friday from 10 to 1, with extended hours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for members organized activities. More detailed info, menus, member sign-up information, etc. can be found at or call 970581-2195.

Estes Park Senior Citizens Center Menu July 12 – July 16 Monday, July 12

Avocado Bacon Cheddar Burger w/ Pasta Salad

Tuesday, July 13

Fried Chicken (3 pc) w/ mashed potatoes, gravy & vegetables

Weds., July 14

Shrimp Platter (4 grilled & 4 fried) w/ Rice Pilaf & soup

Thursday, July 15 Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich (topped w/ guacamole & bacon) w/ Homemade Chips Friday, July 16

Trio Signature Salad (topped w/ Chicken Salad, Tuna Salad & 3-Bean Salad)

July 19 – 23 Monday, July 19

Crispy Chicken BLT Sandwich w/ 3-Bean Salad

Tuesday, July 20

Hot Roast Beef Sandwich w/ mashed potatoes, gravy & vegetable

Weds., July 21

Chicken Alfredo w/ Spaghetti, garlic bread & side salad

Thursday, July 22 BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich w/ Baked Beans & cole slaw Friday, July 23

Buddha Bowl (mixed greens topped w/ rice, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, cucumber, red bell pepper & hummus) & 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 12th you need to call before 1:00 PM on Friday, July 9th. For reservations call 970-581-2195 and leave a detailed message. Pre-paid meal tickets and membership forms are available at the Estes Park Senior Citizens Center located at 1760 Olympian Lane and at

The Center is OPEN (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 10-1; Tuesday 10-2) TriFit (MWF 10:30-11:15); Yoga/Balance (TT 10:15-11:15) Mahjong (Tuesdays 10-2); Trivia Tuesdays (12-2) Two Bridge Groups: 1st, 3rd, & 5th Wednesday of the month & every Thursday 1-4 Reserved Meals-to-Go delivered to your vehicle or eat at the Senior Citizens Center Check out our website: or call for the latest information

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Summer Residents Association Welcomes New Members

Ballet Renaissance Artists And Supporters Unite For New Film

Glover, Speed, Stackpoole, Kokoszka and Diaz; Estes Park, June 2021.

Are you a permanent resident somewhere other than Estes Park, but spend summers here? Are you seeking like-minded people with whom to enjoy your interests? Are you looking for new and challenging opportunities? If so, you may find membership in the Summer Residents Association just what you’ve been searching for. SRA members enjoy weekly social breakfasts and five dinners throughout the summer including programs that are entertaining, educational or inspirational. Members are sure to find an activity of interest among the many weekly opportunities including golf, three ability levels of hiking, mah jongg, ukulele, book club, game night, bridge, and SRA singers. This year 20 states are represented in our membership with Texas, Arizona, Kansas, Florida, and Colorado leading in numbers.

Ballet Renaissance artists and supporters came together during the first part of June to begin work on a new ballet film. Die Schöne Müllerin, based on poems by Wilhelm Müller and song cycle by Franz Schubert of the same title, is the brain child of long-time Ballet Renaissance supporter Dr. William Kupsky. Kupsky, a pathologist and Ballet Renaissance adult student, will be performing in the Michigan portion of film. The film will feature both footage shot in Rocky Mountain National Park and footage shot in Kupsky’s Grosse Pointe home, furnished with period pieces from the same era as the original poems and songs. During the Colorado portion of the filming, Ballet Renaissance children’s ballet instructor Ms. Lisa Stackpooole The Estes Park Summer Residents As- flew in from Michigan to assist and supsociation was formed in 1941 by a group port. Ms. Emily Speed of NYC and Mr. Damien Diaz of LA, professionally of vacationers interested in horseback trained and experienced classical ballet riding and outdoor activities, and in artists, flew in to perform alongside promeeting others with similar interests. The activities have changed through the fessional Mr. Radsolaw J. Kokoszka of Estes Park. Ballet Renaissance children’s years but the spirit of comraderie and ballet instructor and supporter Ms. Brifellowship has remained vibrant. anna Furnish, along with Ballet RenaisIf you are interested in learning more sance adult student and supporter Ms. about SRA membership, contact memLeslie Glover and her husband Mr. Mark Holdt of Mountain Sage Consulting, bership chair David Van Wert at or (970) 586-488 or hosted guest artists in their homes. Select Ballet Renaissance students ages 8Pat Vorreiter ( 18, also performed. 970-577-0985. Ms. Mary Hammel, long-time Ballet

Renaissance supporter and founding member of the Ballet Renaissance Board, was also in town during June. While in Estes, Hammel had the opportunity to hike some of her favorite Hammel at Mills Lake, RMNP trails, June 2021. observe a Ballet Renaissance class, and meet Holdt and Glover, who have been particularly supportive of Ballet Renaissance during COVID. Glover and Hammel will reconnect later this month, when Glover fly’s to Michigan to dance with Kupsky for the Grosse Pointe leg of the filming. Die Schöne Müllerin, produced by Ballet Renaissance and filmed and edited by Mr. Sean Doherty of Nick Mollé Productions and Kokoszka of Ballet Renaissance and DayDreamz Media, will be released later this year. Ballet Renaissance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to educating and inspiring youth and the community through the art of classical ballet. For more information:

Sunrise Rotary Gives Back With Community Grants Sunrise Rotary is pleased to announce the recipients of our annual Community Grants Program which continued this year even in light of the recent pandemic crisis. The funding for the community grants comes primarily from the two events the Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary conducts

each year, the Labor Day Arts and Craft show and Autumn Gold, as well as donations from community business partners and individual contributors. Even though we did not have our major fundraisers this year, we are proud that we are able to continue our Community Grant Program and we look forward to

Terese Boeder, Chairman of the Community Grants Program.

hosting these events and fundraisers this year. Sunrise Rotary sincerely appreciates the support we receive from our community and are so grateful to be able to pay back to our community in this way. 2021 Community Grant recipients:

The recipients of the 2021 grants.

Boys and Girls Club of Larimer County, Big Elk Fire, Community Café, EPNRC, Estes Valley Library Friends and Foundation, Estes Youth Level Up athletes, EVICS, Glen Haven Fire, Estes Park Learning Place and Partners Mentoring Program.

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N E W LY L I S T E D 3440 SAINT FRANCIS WAY 4 Bedrooms | 4.5 Bathrooms | 7,770 Square Feet

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By: Paul F. Mueller, CPA Mueller Pye & Associates CPA LLC

During the past 15 months, Congress has passed numerous Covid-19 relief programs aimed at supporting businesses and the US economy impacted by the pandemic. More recently, however, Congress has shifted the focus to providing greater tax benefits this year to individuals, children, and families. This article will focus on three big changes enacted as part of the American Rescue Plan, which will impact pocketbooks and tax returns for 2021. Child Tax Credit (CTC) The CTC has been around since 1998, when it was set at $400. From time-totime it has been gradually increased and for 2020 it was $2,000 per child below the age of 17. For 2021 only, the following changes have been made: • The credit goes from $2,000 per child to $3,000 for children 6 or over, and $3,600 for children under 6. • The age cap increases from 17 to 18. • 50% of the CTC will be paid in monthly installments from July - December 2021 (based on information in your 2020 tax return, or the 2019 tax return if 2020 has not yet been filed). • The remaining 50% will be claimed when you file your 2021 income tax return. • The CTC will begin to phase out at $75,000 of AGI for single filers, and $150,000 for joint. • Ultimately, the advance CTC and the remaining CTC will be trued-up based on the income reported on your 2021 tax return. Unlike the Stimulus Payments, excess advances, if any, will have to be repaid on your 2021 tax return. • Even if you don't qualify for the increased CTC, you might still be eligible for the $2,000 per child CTC if AGI is below $200,000 for single filers and $400,000 for joint. • The IRS has started sending letters to notify more than 36 million families who appear to qualify for the advance monthly payments. A second letter will contain a personalized estimate of the monthly amount. The IRS is also in the process of creating a portal to allow taxpayers to opt-out of the advance pay-

ments as well as allow non-filers to furnish basic eligibility information. Dependent Care Credit (DCC) The DCC has been on the books since 1976. Just like the CTC above, it has been changed, expanded and enhanced several times in the past 45 years. 2021 is no different. For 2020 tax returns, the maximum credit (subject to phase-out) was 35% of the first $3,000 of care expenses for 1 dependent, and $6,000 of expenses if more than 1. For 2021 only, the following enhancements will apply: • Maximum rate increases from 35% to 50%. • Qualifying expenses increase to $8,000 for 1 dependent, and $16,000 if more than 1. • The DCC begins to phase out at AGI of $125,000. • The amount of pre-tax contributions to a Flexible Savings Account at work increases from $5,000 to $10,500. Earned Income Credit (EIC) Even older than the CTC and the DCC, the EIC has been on the books since 1975 to furnish a tax credit to working Americans who earn less than a defined amount. The EIC has been subject to numerous changes and enhancements, and 2021 is no exception. For 2021 only, the EIC will be enhanced by the following: • The EIC Tables will be changed so that both the tax credit as well as the phaseout amounts for families without children will be doubled. Depending on filing status, earned income and number of children, the EIC for 2021 will range from $1,502 to $6,728. • You will be able to use your income for 2019 or 2021, whichever creates the largest EIC. • You must be at least 19 years of age to qualify (at least 25 if a full-time student). There is no upper age limit to qualify. Notice that all these changes reference "2021 only", so they are not intended to apply beyond this calendar year. Of course, what Congress giveth sometimes gets extended or made permanent. That possibility is yet to be seen.

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Wildfire Mitigation Deduction For Coloradans • Creating a defensible space around structures. • Establishing fuel breaks. It hasn't been all that long since the scary and persistent threat of wildfires • Thinning of woody vegetation. during the summer and fall of 2020. • Scattering, chipping, removing or Thousands of residents, including our prescribed burning of woody fuels. own Teresa and Paul Mueller, were orQualifying costs include: dered to evacuate their homes for a week • Payment to a contractor to perform or more. All is well and good for now, the mitigation measures. but the potential for wildfire always ex• Cost or rental of a chainsaw if purists in the arid environment of the chased/rented primarily to perform the American West. For Colorado property mitigation measures. owners, a deduction can be claimed on • Rental of an ATV, truck, tractor, or their state income tax return for certain trailer if rented primarily to perform the costs incurred in performing wildfire mitigation measures. mitigation measures. The Subtraction is not allowed for inThe Colorado Wildfire Mitigation spection fees, landscaping costs if mitiMeasures Subtraction gation is only an ancillary benefit and Surprisingly, the Mitigation Subtracthe property owner's time or labor tion has been around since 2014, but (sweat equity). doesn't receive much attention until When it comes time to prepare your there has been a major fire event, such as 2021 business or personal income tax the summer and fall of 2020. return early next year, be sure to keep For 2021, the Subtraction is based on your receipts and let us know about any 50% of the first $5,000 of out-of-pocket costs incurred by property owners to un- costs you incurred. These measures can sometimes be the margin of difference dertake wildfire mitigation measures, between the properties saved and the which include: properties lost. By: Paul F. Mueller, CPA

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Estes Valley Strategic Plan Discussed At Quaker/Unitarian Meeting Our community is being given an opportunity to give input regarding it’s future. Jim Linderholm will be discussing this very important subject on July 11th. Every Sunday morning there is a meeting of intellectually curious people; many are either Quakers, Unitarians or unaffiliated. These meetings are open to all who are interested. The meeting starts with a half hour of silent medita-

tion from 10- 10:30. At 10:30 there is an informal chat and social time until 11. The discussion begins at 11 and concludes at noon. We are now meeting in person in the Hix Room of the US Bank building at 363 E. Elkhorn. For questions or for more info contact Jim Linderholm at or Randy Maharry at (515) 229-8299.

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Celebrating The Fourth At “The Coolest Car Show In Colorado” Red, white and blue was everywhere on the floor of the Event Center where festive cars parked and visitors flocked. The Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation, Inc. sponsored a return of their fa-

place Ernie Petrocine (Chevrolet Universal Truck). Congratulations to all! The Estes Park Museum Friends thank our generous sponsors who gave us vital support: Bank of Estes Park; Cheley Camps (The Cheley Family); Estes Park Dental (Daniel Rauk); Estes Park News (Gary and Kris Hazelton); The Ore Cart (Jim and Betty Hull); The Thompson Group (Scott Thompson) and Tour Estes Park (Bruce Davies). We know this year has been especially difficult for businesses in Estes Park, so their support is really appreciated. mous car show, and it was a great success All proceeds from the event go to supthanks to loyal volunteers, exhibitors, port the Estes Park Museum and its sponsors and people who love old cars. mission to preserve and celebrate the At the end of the show, six winners history and heritage of the Estes Park were chosen by visitors’ votes: for vehiarea. cles from out-of-town, first place Kevin Kirsch (1960 Corvette); second place Michael Bologna (1968 Jaguar E-Type); third place Chuck Devorss (Honda CRV “Broncnator”) and for vehicles from Estes Park, first place John Zukowski (1965 Cobra Datona Coupe); second place Roger Boostrom (2008 Corvette) and third

Recycle Old Electronics At Estes Recycles Day, Saturday August 7 Events Complex Main Parking (off Manford Ave.), 9 a.m. to Noon Per state statute, electronic devices must be recycled and cannot be discarded in Colorado landfills. Electronics recycling will be a big part of the 2021 Estes Recycles Day in our new location, particularly since we were unable to offer this service at our mini-event in 2020. What electronics can we accept? Only the following items can be accepted at Estes Recycles Day, with fees shown below linked to the item type and size. Tablet, eReader ($5); computer tower, CPU, laptop ($10); VCR/DVD player, satellite/cable box, video console ($5); home printer, copier, scanner, fax machine, home stereo ($20); small video game, similar weight item ($5); cell phone, home phone, office phone, camera, router ($5); food preparation appliance: blender, mixer, food processor, plastic coffee maker, plastic kettle ($5); personal hygiene item: electric toothbrush, hair dryer, water pick/flosser ($2); flat screen monitor ($10); flat screen TV 19” or smaller ($15); flat screen TV 20-34” ($25); flat screen TV 35” or larger ($40); tube monitor or tube TV 19” or smaller ($30); tube monitor or tube TV 20-34” ($40); tube monitor or tube TV 35” or larger ($50); other e-waste such as cables, cords, mice, small computer speakers ($1 per pound). Stations for document shredding and recycling scrap metal will also be offered. There is NO paint recycling at this event! (A separate event for paint recycling is being planned for October.) The organizers of Estes Recycles Day are seeking volunteers ages 16 and up for the 2021 event. Are you available on Saturday morning, August 7, to work a two- or four-hour shift? Contact Kathy at for more information.

Recicle los Aparatos Electrónicos Viejos en el Día de Reciclaje de Estes, Sábado 7 de Agosto

Estacionamiento principal del complejo de eventos (en la salida de la Avenida Manford), de 9 am a mediodía Según el estatuto estatal, los dispositivos electrónicos deben reciclarse y no pueden desecharse en los vertederos de Colorado. El reciclaje de productos electrónicos será una gran parte del Día del Reciclaje de Estes 2021 en nuestra nueva ubicación, especialmente porque no pudimos ofrecer este servi-

cio en nuestro mini-evento en 2020. ¿Qué productos electrónicos podemos aceptar? Solo los siguientes artículos se pueden aceptar en Estes Recycles Day, con las tarifas que se muestran a continuación vinculadas al tipo y tamaño del artículo. Tablet, eReader ($5); torre de computadora, CPU, computadora portátil

($10); Reproductor de VCR / DVD, decodificador de satélite / cable, consola de video ($5); impresora doméstica, fotocopiadora, escáner, máquina de fax, estéreo doméstico ($20); videojuego pequeño, artículo de peso similar ($5); teléfono celular, teléfono residencial, teléfono de oficina, cámara, enrutador ($5); aparato de preparación de alimentos: licuadora, batidora, procesador de alimentos, cafetera de plástico, hervidor de plástico ($5); artículo de higiene personal: cepillo de dientes eléctrico, secador de pelo, limpiador de agua / hilo dental ($2); monitor de pantalla plana ($10); TV de pantalla plana de 19” o más pequeña ($15); TV de pantalla plana de 20 a 34 ”($25); TV de pantalla plana de 35 ”o más ($40); monitor de tubo o TV de tubo de 19” o menos ($30); monitor de tubo o TV de tubo de 20 a 34 ”($40); monitor de tubo o TV de tubo de 35 ”o más ($50); otros desechos electrónicos como cables, cordones, ratones, parlantes de computadora pequeños ($1 por libra). También se ofrecerán estaciones para la trituración de documentos y el reciclaje de chatarra. ¡NO hay reciclaje de pintura en este evento! (Se está planificando un evento separado para el reciclaje de pintura para octubre.) Los organizadores del Día del reciclaje de Estes están buscando voluntarios de 16 años en adelante para el evento de 2021. ¿Está disponible el sábado 7 de agosto por la mañana para trabajar un turno de dos o cuatro horas? Comuníquese con Kathy en para obtener más información.

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Pancake Breakfast A Delicious Success By: Brian Schaffer

It seems as though every nonprofit in town has something going on to raise awareness and funding for their programs, so we’re thankful to everyone who came out for our pancake breakfast to help us keep people fed and housed. In every sense of the word we feel this year’s event was a grand success! Success is measured differently depending on your perspective, so I’d like to share why I think it was a success. We had a steady flow of people coming throughout the morning of July 4th which allowed everyone to enjoy the freshly cooked eggs, sausage, and pancakes. There was plenty of seating available for people to sit outside in the sunny weather or to stay inside where it was a little bit cooler. I saw neighbors from our community reconnecting with those they hadn’t seen for several months and they spent time around the table catching up on the important things of life. There were some folks from out of town that came into a nice setting where they encountered friendly volunteers who took good care of them during their dining experience. There was a photo booth to capture some fun memories of the morning. Doug Klink brought one of his fire trucks that sparked conversations

and gave the kids an experience of a lifetime to get their picture taken in front of a 1967 Pitman Snorkel. The Knights of Columbus arrived as the sun was coming up to prepare the kitchen for all the delicious food they would be cooking throughout the morning. Of course, the food is the major component of a pancake breakfast, so we’re grateful to have these faithful men who are a part of this wonderful organization. And once the food is prepared there are folks who are serving it up. Our volunteer team was very pleasant to work with and did an outstanding job of dishing it out and going with the flow of whatever drink they were serving. It’s so true that many hands make light work and this was demonstrated in a very tangible way during the clean-up. People were so willing to pitch in and help us out! We are

fortunate to have leaders who make serving together a joy. Debra Avezzano coordinated our volunteers and many aspects of the set up. Tim Van Ryn helped with our publicity, securing resources, and giving direction to important logistical components. Tom Casey

recruited, promoted, and organized the Knights of Columbus to serve as our cooks. And last but not least, Gene and Lisa Whannel have served as our committee chairs for this event for more years than I can count and once again they did a bang up job making sure all the details were taken care of and people were in the right places doing the right things. Thank you so much for everyone who served in whatever capacity to make this event happen. I would also like to thank our contact person at the Community Center, Julie Bunton, who was such a gracious host. We received multiple comments on how great this venue was for this type of event. The extra amenities that we were provided saved us tons of hours, so I’d like to say thank you to the residents of Estes Park who have provided this great facility for events such as ours. We knew going into this year’s event that we had a few challenges ahead of us, because we were forced to skip last year’s breakfast due to COVID-19 and then on top of this we changed our location. In spite of these two things we experienced a great turnout and raised a little over $3,000 that will go towards assisting people in our community with groceries, rent, utilities, medical, or whatever else they may need to meet the basic necessities of life. Our current and past sponsors of this event have been the Estes Park News, Estes Park Trail Gazette, Estes Park Rent All, Hobert Office Services, Nicky’s Steakhouse, Rambo’s, The Egg of Estes, Shamrock Food Services, The Wapiti Colorado Pub, The Stanley Hotel, Starbuck’s, Poppy’s, Estes Valley Community Center, Knights of Columbus, and Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church.

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Meeting Notices Estes Park Healing Rooms

Tuesdays 5:30-8:00 p.m. at Park Fellowship Church, 340 South St. Vrain Avenue. Prayers for physical, spiritual and emotional healing. For more info, please call 515-490-3475 or go to

Early Worms AA Meetings Early Worms AA meetings have re-

sumed in person meetings Monday thru Saturday at 7 a.m. in the downstairs room at Saint Bartholomew Church, 880 MacGregor Ave.

Estes Park Al-Anon Al-Anon Group in Estes Park meets from 7-8 p.m. every Friday via Zoom. Call 586-4268 for Zoom information/link/password for meeting.

Rummage Sale This Saturday At Allenspark Hilltop Guild On Saturday, July 10, 2021, from 9 a.m. to about 1 p.m., you will be able to browse a rummage sale that features an old-fashioned pants press, a vintage sewing machine in cabinet, a pole saw for those pesky tree branches and a wide assortment of stemware, flatware, china, dishes, and small kitchen appliances. If you need an extra coffee maker, we have those, too! Allenspark's Hilltop Guild is housed in the historic Kelley House, at 18720 Highway 7 just three miles southeast of Allenspark proper. Join us for a picnic on the grounds. Hot dogs and cool drinks will be for sale at a combo price of just $2. There's plenty of parking and the gorgeous views are free. In August, the annual big blow-out bazaar takes place featuring homemade jellies (including dandelion jelly), hair-

Mary Lois Walls

cuts from Hair on Wheels, a fabulous taco truck, five vendors selling jewelry and more, and the return of baked goods from our Country Kitchen. Boutique items from embroidered tea towels to dishwashing scrubbies make excellent gifts. Music by Loose Change will keep you humming. Hand-woven items also will be for sale and yet another excellent rummage sale will be part of the day's events. Mark Saturday, Aug. 7, on your calendar. The money raised by the Guild goes directly to scholarships for approximately six high school students from Allenspark, Lyons and Estes Park and other charities including the volunteer Allenspark Fire Department. The final rummage sale of the season will take place on Saturday, Sept. 25.

Mary Lois Walls was born to Bernice Telfer Strickler and Clinton Buell Strickler on May 28, 1931. She attended Wheat Ridge High School in Wheat Ridge, CO then the University of of Colorado in Boulder, CO. On a blind date friends introduced her to Benjamin Ralph Walls who she married on Feb 29, 1952 after eloping to Raton, NM. Ben and Mary began their life in Denver, had three children, Lois, Paul and Ralph then moved to Gunnison, CO. Living there they enjoyed the mountains and national forests. She loved camping, fishing and Jeeping in the area for six years. A move to Greeley, CO let Mary follow Ben’s passion for flying by learning to fly and obtaining her own private pilot’s license in 1964. She loved flying the United States and also Canada for fishing trips and vacations. She was introduced to the Chesapeake Bay after a move to Arlington, VA. At that time she took a job as a secretary and administrative assistant in Washington, D.C. Time away from work allowed yet more camping, fishing and water skiing on and around the Chesapeake Bay. In 1974 Ben and Mary purchased a small marina on the lower Chesapeake which they operated for 10 years, with Ralph’s help, until Ben’s

death. She then moved to Estes Park, CO to be closer to her sister, Ann and daughter and son-in-law Lois and Doug Bailard. Semi-retired she worked with Lois and Doug operating a campground. She still loved the outdoors with hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park. She lived in Estes Park until her death June 29, 2021. Mary was an adventurous lady who always had a big smile. Other interests were traveling with a travel trailer, gardening, reading and teaching herself to crochet. A trip of a lifetime was an Alaskan cruise where she took a float plane trip and aerial tour of Misty Fjords National Park. She got to sit in the front seat with the pilot and was ecstatic! Mary was preceded in death by her parents, brother C.B. Strickler Jr., sister Ann Ferrin, son Paul Walls, sonin-law, Doug Bailard and granddaughter Christina Walls Pool. She is survived by her son Ralph Walls, daughter Lois Bailard, son-inlaw Jerry Brubaker, daughter-in-law Dianna Walls, two great grand children, one niece and one nephew. A private life celebration will occur at a later date with a picnic in RMNP with close friends and family followed by scattering of her ashes. See

18 Hole Men’s Golf Association Results Congratulations to all this week’s winners 7/5/21 Results Two Man Best Ball 65 golfers July 5th, 2021 Chip Sproul/Jack Holmquist 63 Pete Hogue/Brad Anderson 64 Al Arms/Jim Gallup 65 Pete Smith/Franz Peterson 66 Rod Unruh/Dwight Stanford 67 Henry Glover/Tandy Brown 67 Dennis Bryan/Don Bryson 67

John Krueger/Blind Draw 67 Scott Dorman/Blind Draw 67 Jim Mathies/Steve Nagl 67 Mike Williams/John Copenhaver 68 Matt Quinn/Ron Little 68 Virgil Yarbrough/Wayne Anderson 68 Bill Harms/Walt Coleman 68 Tony Paglia/Dave Clement 68 John Minier/Blind Draw 68 Doug McPherson/Roger Galloway 68 Mike Tracy/Chris Haught 68

Estes Park Women’s Golf Association Results For July 6 Tuesday July 6th game was Odd/Even. Each partner chooses odd or even then the score for those holes count. 1st Flight: 1st Place: Carol F and Carla - 69 2nd Place: Pam and Marianne - 82

2nd Flight: 1st Place: Karyn and Laura - 83 If any women are interested in joining EPWGA, please contact our president Carla Spreng-Webb at

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Cubs Den Attendant Watch children, from the ages of 1-8 years, at the Recreation Center. Parents will be on-site completing a workout. Each child can be placed in the Cubs Den for up to 2 hours. The schedule will be Monday through Thursday, 4pm-7:00pm.

Liquor Store Clerk & Cashier Full Time/Part Time available Starting wage $15 hour Sign on bonus! Employee discounts! Please stop by for an application (970) 586-1930

Competitive pay and a free membership to the Recreation Center. Apply on-line:

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

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Bonuses of up to $1,000 for Housekeeping and Food Service staff through fall 2021. Do you have friends interested in moving to Estes Park? All inbound transporation expenses (mileage reimbursement, flight cost, train tickets, etc.) are covered by YMcA of the rockies for seasonal Housekeeping and Food Service staff. room & Board: Single room + 3 meals/day, 7 days/week. employee Perks: Childcare assistance, access to all YMCA facilities, free or discounted gear rentals, and more.

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JAnitoriAL crew LeADer Resonsible for successfully leading a janitorial crew in the cleaning of all public and program spaces, as well as guest and staff lodges. $18/hr with full benefits, YMCA membership, childcare assistance, retirement fund, discount on lodge rooms, gear rentals, and more.

Busser and Wait Staff Positions Available. Apply in person between 12-4. (E) (P) 970-586-3341 ext. 1032

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

Environmental Services Technician/Housekeeper

$14.00 to $18.75

• Line Cook - for breakfast and dinner.

• Servers - for breakfast and dinner.

• Dishwasher - for breakfast. Please apply at 900 Moraine Ave.

Depending on Experience $500.00 SIGN‐0N BONUS (Half on first check and half after 12 month) COME JOIN OUR TEAM AND DISCOVER A NEW ENVIRONMENT TO EXPLORE YOUR FUTURE

Apply online at: 555 Prospect Ave. Estes Park, CO 80517 970‐577‐4458 EOE Employer

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

$500 Hiring Bonus WorldMark Resorts invites you to apply for:

· Housekeeper - $18/hr · Laundry Attendant - $16/hr Full & Part Time positions. We offer a fun and energetic team environment with great benefits. To apply for any of these great opportunities, please go to our company website at Search ‘Estes Park’. 970-577-7517

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

Experienced Heavy Equipment Operator Valid Drivers License Required Call Zach @ 970-214-5110

Snowy Peaks Winery a family-owned, full Colorado winery located in Estes Park is now hiring! We are looking for fun, energetic, and self-motivated people to join our team of wine-tenders. We have part and full-time opportunities and are flexible with seasonal/year-round availability. Please stop by the tasting room on Moraine Ave. or email us at to apply.

Rocky Mountain Conservancy

Member & Donor Services Associate Seeking an experienced team player to assist the Conservancy’s philanthropy team in database opera on and gi processing. Year-round, full- me, 40 hours with benefits Strong oral/wri en communica on skills Experience with Raiser’s Edge and data entry systems and customer service preferred An interest in RMNP

See full posi on descrip on on our website before applying

Email cover le er and resumé, and any ques ons to:

Veterinary Receptionist A full-time Receptionist with computer experience and the ability to provide outstanding client service is needed in our busy veterinary practice. Benefits Include health insurance, paid time off, and employee discounts. Starting Wage: $14-16/hour Send resume and cover letter to: Animal Medical Center, 1260 Manford Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517 or email

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

Silver Saddle Inn

Youth Development Specialist

Now hiring: Front Desk Clerk

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

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

Full or Part-Time Year Round Positions Available! BREAKFAST HOST/SERVER Assist in providing an exceptional and unique Bed & Breakfast experience for our 14 Chateau Suites. Prep work, food service, clean up. Shift: Starts at 6am - end time varies Rate: $17/hr + tips HOT TUB/GROUNDS MAINTENANCE Shift: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm Rate: Depends on experience $15 +

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

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

970-586-6066 300 Riverside Drive Estes Park, CO 80517 Equal Opportunity Employer

FRONT DESK AGENT Boulder Brook seeks a Front Desk Agent. Outgoing personality. Detail oriented. Full Time Year Round. PLEASE APPLY AT 1900 FALL RIVER RD, ESTES PARK 1900 FALL RIVER ROAD - ESTES PARK, CO 80517

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

Counter Help/Prep Cook

FULL or PART-TIME HOUSEKEEPER Della Terra is seeking dependable, experienced Housekeeper Cleaning and Laundry. Shift: Starts at 10am - end time varies. Rate: $17/hr + tips. Interested? Apply in person at Della Terra 3501 Fall River Rd or email

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

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

Apply at: 401 E. Elkhorn Ave.

Memories Old Time Portraits is looking for an entertainment Photographer. Are you looking for a fun job! Come work with us! Part time - flexible hours - starting pay $14/hour No experience needed Email or Call 970-381-4180


• Hostess • Waitstaff • Day Busser Apply in person at: 470 Prospect Village Dr.

Jerry's Landscaping, Hauling & Handyman

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

PT Assistant Manager FT Administrative Asst Daytime Bartender Banquets Line Cooks, Dishwashers Please visit:

Join Our Team GREETER Temporary Position

Full or Part Time Painter Call Marshall 970-430-8335

Be the first to welcome our guest and patients into our facilities. M-F, 6am -5pm, 2 or 3 days a week.

Apply online at:


Full details on employment opportunities and the application can be found at

Administrative Clerk I/II Emergency Services Dispatcher Fiber Technician Streets Maintenance Worker (All Positions Full-Time)


Events Maintenance Worker O’Connor Pavillion Coordinator

2515 Tunnel Road Estes Park, Colorado, 80511

HOUSEKEEPING CREW LEADER Leads a housekeeping crew while cleaning cabins and lodges with an emphasis on quality, efficiency, and timelines in preparing guest accomodations. $18/hr with full benefits, YMCA membership, childcare assistance, retirement fund, discount on lodge rooms, gear rentals, and more.

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

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

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Rocky Mountain Conservancy

Full Time Visitor Center

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

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

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


Ques ons? Call 970-586-0108 Contact to apply:

Seasonal Clerk/Stock Person

~ Help Wanted ~

Local’s Grill Experienced Bartender

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

Ques ons? Call 970-586-0108 Contact to apply:

Join Our Team! TELLER Full Time

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

Member FDIC

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

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

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

Now Hiring

Seeking team players to work with the Conservancy’s sales department as retail clerks in Rocky Mountain Na onal Park

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

Shuttle Drivers $15-$17 hourly - Part time Clean Driving Record No CDL required Call 970-586-5151 option # 1

Delivery Jobs (FT/PT)

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

Retail Clerks

• • •

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

and Server Position

Visitor Center

Some Evenings and Weekends

Check Out Our Current Openings...

Send resume to or apply in person at 153 E. Elkhorn Ave.

Rocky Mountain Conservancy

• Front Desk • Housekeeping • Maintenance

Inquire within at 880 Moraine Ave.

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


Full-Time and Part-Time Positions Available for

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

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

Join Our Team Facilities Maintenance Technician Rams Horn Village Resort has a year round full time position available in our Engineering/Maintenance Department: Competitive pay based on experience. Pay range $14 to $20 per hour. Plus benefits package and summer bonus program for fulltime/year-round employees. We are looking for an experienced, dependable person who is able to perform physical labor and who has strong customer service skills. Fill out an application at Rams Horn Village Resort, 1565 Colo. Hwy 66. EEOE

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

Apply online at:

YMCA OF THE ROCKIES 2515 Tunnel Road Estes Park, Colorado, 80511

DINING ROOM MANAGER Responsible for the overall day to day operations in all front of house food service common areas, banquet dining halls, and the training and supervising of food service staff. $14–15/hr with full benefits, retirement fund, YMCA membership, childcare assistance, discounts on lodge rooms & gear rentals, and more.

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

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

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

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

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Housekeepers - seasonal Front Desk Agent - seasonal Front Desk Agent - full time, year-round Contact Rhonda at 586-2358

Trolley CDL Drivers (Part-time, $17-22 hour) Apply at: under the contact us page.

Visit Estes Park is looking for a Sales & Events Manager to handle the planning of events in the community, as well as other sales-related activities. In this role, you should be an effective negotiator, critical thinker and able to establish trust and build rapport with community stakeholders. You will ensure that Visit Estes Park maintains an excellent relationship with business leaders in the community as well as interact regularly with residents and visitors. Salary range: $4,000 to $4,800 per month.

Silver Saddle Inn Now hiring: Front Desk Clerk Breakfast Attendant Housekeepers General Laborers Laundry Attendant

For more information please visit:

Must be non-smoker. Apply in person 1260 Big Thompson Avenue No calls






Misc. Wurlitzer Baby Grand Piano S# 125490 - In good shape. Manuf. 193132. Appraised at $3000 Asking $1500. Tuned annually since purchase in 1933.

2 BD, 2.5 BA, Furnished Executive-type Townhouse available Aug 1st. $2800/mo. - long term. 970-231-6586

TRANSPORTATION Cars For Sale - 1968 Camaro All original, 327 Engine Serious Inquiries Only. Call for Appointment to see 970-586-8810 2002 Toyota Avalon XL 219000 miles very well maintained ,,..$3,500.00 Call 970-215-6006

SERVICES Cleaning EP Clean Peace. Housekeeping Services specializing in caring for your VRBO. Taking new clients Aug ‘21. Trustworthy, detail oriented, dependable. 970-646-6714

1880 Walnut Baby Bed Appraised $1000 Asking $400

Mowing, Raking, Hauling, Flagstone, Decks & much more! Call or Text Today! Best prices in town! 970-666-1351

Cast Iron Bath Tub - 4 legs. Manuf. on 10-24-18. Louisville Works Asking $300.


Phone# 480-280-4501 Estes Park

Remixed Custom Sewing Services and Industrial Repair Cushions, benches, leather, campers and outdoor furniture. Local - call Beth 970-492-5446

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

ANTIQUES Wanted To Buy Estes Park resident wants to buy coins, silver, or gold. 361-813-8990.

JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS: Here at Estes Park Lumber we currently have two positions open to fill. The first position is an inside sales position at our front counter. This position includes learning paint sales and being trained to mix and custom match paint and stain colors for our customers. Handling retail sales for our walk in trade. Customer Service. As with any retail job, maintaining a clean store environment, stocking shelves, and contribute to merchandising and promotion ideas. The second position is a Yard job. This job includes building loads for deliveries, training to operate a forklift, unload vendor delivery trucks. Stocking materials as they come in. Future training to drive our trucks for deliveries. Clean and maintain a safe yard to work in and for the safety of our customers. Great Customer service to the customers in our yard. Both of these positions are full time, year round jobs. Our stable 105 year old company offers competitive wages, starting $16 to $20 per hour depending on experience, Health, Dental, and Vision insurance plans. Paid Time Off (PTO) program that builds as you get time invested in the company. 7 paid Holidays per year. A matching 401K retirement plan. A good place to work. Please apply in person at Estes Park Lumber and start building a career, not just another job.


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

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


REAL ESTATE Computers Homes

Summer Sale - New Custom Built on/off Grid 8’x24’ Tiny Home w/ loft. High quality through out, solid pine interior w/ low Furniture maintenance ext., hickory cabinets & floors, very cusKing mattress 10’ and metal 14’ frame. Like new. tom home. $59,995. Call Bob at 970-586-4730 or Only used for 1 month. 970-481-6452 Bought new for $400. 913-706-5020


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



Garage Sales

Estate Sales

Sat 7/10 from 8-2 ESTATE/GARAGE SALE 2612 Wildwood Drive Need to have one, but (Carriage Hills) seems overwhelming. Furniture, Lamps, Art, We do the work, you make “Unique” Decorating Items, the $. Local, Affordable, Medline Transporter. References. CALL NOW Thank you for coming! 970-215-5548 Estes Park resident wants to buy coins, silver, or gold. 361-813-8990. 840 Old Ranger Dr. Fri/Sat 7:30 - 2:00 Antiques, Tools, Bedding, 2 Kuregs, Dishes, 2 Chainsaws, Weedeater, Tarps, Art, Housewares, Storage Containers, Dress Form and Much More!

Estate Sales July 9 & 10 9-2 335 Curry Drive Electric guitar amps, tools galore, power washer, band saw, chain saw, router, ladder, living, dining, office, & bedroom furniture, bar stools, bookshelves, drafting table, end & coffee tables, lamps, entertainment center, storage cabinet, wall decor, birch plywood, yard benches, Trek bicycle, bike carrier, kitchen items, camping & fishing equipment, bedding, towels, CDs, computer & office supplies, cat items, lots of misc.

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

NOTICES Public Notices Van Horn Engineering will hold a Neighborhood Meeting for a Rezone project at 1 and 11 Riverside Dr., Lots 1 & 2, High Pines. The meeting will be held Tuesday, July 27, 2021 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Hondius Community Room at the Estes Valley Library. If you are unable to attend, please contact Van Horn Engineering for more information at



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QuickBooks Support

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

970-586-4418 600 S Saint Vrain Ave - Suite 5



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


25 YEARS 1993-2018

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


Cajun Handyman Services

Design | Build | Remodel

General Contractors | Timber Frame & Log Homes

No Job Too Small!

Serving the Colorado Northwest Mountains since 1993

970-586-7711 | Calls Returned Same Day!


Office: 970-586-2109 Cell: 970-443-5613 Brian Thibodeaux - owner

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

Charles Santagati 1191 Graves Ave Full service general contracting since 1998

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


Call or text Chuck @ 970.342.0183




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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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Polly Hawkins Expert with Paints and Stains


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1059 Fox Creek

630 Pinewood Lane

$1,345,000 Thunderview Lot ~2.5 Acres

$595,000 170 West Elkhorn #105

$399,000 721 Longs Drive


Axell Lane



205 Cleave Street



$2,295,000 1140 Fall River Court


1489 Dry Gulch - 11.62 acres



Peak to Peak Lodge

Saint Vrain Lane



$2,550,000 461 Big Horn Drive


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