Estes Park News, July 15, 2022

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July 15, 2022

Friends...For Now

These impressive bull elk graze the tundra, side by side. Come fall, their friendships will end and these bulls will be sparring one another as they begin gathering their harems and vying for mating rights. Photo by Brad Manard

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Representatives from Great Outdoors Colorado, the Access Fund, Estes Valley Land Trust and Rocky Mountain Conservancy joined the Town of Estes Park at the ribbon-cutting. Photo by Todd Plummer.

Partners Celebrate Grand Opening Of The Thumb Open Space

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Last week marked the official grand the large, thumb-like rock outcrop on area on the north side of Peak View opening of the Thumb Open Space as the southeastern side of the property. Drive in front of the existing green water public land managed by the Town of For decades this property was a popular, pump house. For additional information Estes Park. The founding partners celebut privately owned, hiking and climbincluding open space rules and climbing brated with a ribbon-cutting at the ing destination. The first known climber guide permitting, please visit Thumb trailhead the afternoon of June 30. Representatives from Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO), The Access Fund, Estes Valley Land Trust and Rocky Mountain Conservancy joined Mayor Wendy Koenig and other Town representatives for the event. Speaking to these partnerships and those with the neighbors and community as a Mayor Wendy Koenig cuts the ribbon to mark the grand opening of the Thumb Open Space. whole, Mayor Koenig comPhoto by Nathan Welton. mented, “When we come together with a vision for our commuof the Thumb was the legendary Tom or email nity, I believe there is no limit to what Hornbein, who began frequenting the we can accomplish.” area in the late 1940s. Mr. Hornbein In May of 2021, the Town of Estes Park shared a brief history of his experiences at the ribbon-cutting ceremony. The officially purchased 65 acres on the south side of Prospect Mountain for des- Thumb Open Space features were later ignation as the Thumb Open Space. The used by professional climber Tommy purchase was made possible through the Caldwell as a training ground. The dedication of partners including the pre- property now offers nearly 50 routes from 5.0 to 5.13, as well as high-quality vious owner of the open space, GOCO, bouldering. The area is also known for Access Fund, Estes Valley Land Trust, its great hiking, trail running and dog Rocky Mountain Conservancy and the walking—with Longs Peak, Mount Town itself. Subsequently, the Town engaged partners and residents to help cre- Meeker, and Twin Sisters in view from ate a sustainable and conscientious man- nearly the entire trail. agement plan for the area. The Town of The Thumb Open Space will remain Estes Park and its partners are commitundeveloped and open for wildlife and ted to balancing the use of the open public enjoyment. The public access space for recreational purposes, ecologi- trailhead can be reached by traveling cal considerations, and the quality of life west one mile on Peak View Drive from for residents of the neighborhood and the intersection of Peak View Drive and community. Colorado Highway 7. Parking is availTom Hornbein shares his experiences able in the unimproved gravel parking climbing the Thumb. Photo by Nathan Welton. The Thumb Open Space is named for

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Town Now Accepting Applications For 2023 Community Initiative Funding The Town of Estes Park appropriates funds to support local organizations that help meet the needs of Estes Valley residents, subject to Town Board goals and availability of funds. Included in this program are Community Initiative Funds, for which the Town is currently accepting applications from organizations serving the Estes Valley. To apply for 2023 funding, organizations must complete and submit a Community Initiative Funding Application and supporting documents by 5 p.m. Wednesday, August 31, 2022. Applications are available online at under the “Community Initiative Funding” dropdown. Completed applications should be emailed to Assistant Town Administrator Jason Damweber at The Town Board will prioritize funding requests at a budget study session in Octo-

ber. Funding is ultimately subject to Town Board approval of its budget in November. Organizations receiving funds for 2023 will be required to submit a final project report, structured as an educational news article, by May 31, 2023. The Town also allocates funds to support childcare services and initiatives. Funds are still available for 2022, and applications are encouraged. Additionally, the Town allocates sponsorship funds for nonprofits hosting events for the Estes Valley. However, 2022 event sponsorship funds are exhausted; the Town will accept applications again in 2023 pending Town Board approval of the funds. For more information on the Town of Estes Park’s funding for outside entities, please visit For more information, please contact Jason Damweber at 970-5773707 or

EVFPD firefighters generally respond to medical calls in their personal vehicles, allowing for a faster response. On other incidents, firefighters respond to a fire station to respond in department apparatus with specialized equipment. During the week of July 3, the Estes Valley Fire Protection District (EVFPD) responded to 18 calls for service. This

included: • Emergency medical (assist EPH): 3 • Alarm Activation: 2 • Smoke Investigation: 1 • Odor Investigation: 2 • Gas Leak: 1 • Motor Vehicle Crash (MVC): 3 • Possible Illegal Burn: 6

The charge(s) are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. On 7/10/2022 at 4:56 p.m. police contacted a 35 year old male from Boulder, CO who was involved in a motor vehicle accident in the 500 block of Big Thompson Avenue. The male was found to be wanted on a traffic warrant for failure to appear. He was arrested and later re-

leased on bond from the EPPD. On 7/04/2022 at 10:43 p.m. police were called to the 900 block of North Saint Vrain Avenue on a fireworks complaint. On scene, police arrested a 22 year old male from Longmont, CO who was found to be wanted on a warrant for failure to appear on a traffic offense. He was later released on bond from the scene.


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

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Clearing The Air With Regional Air Quality Council

Ozone levels for the Denver Metro/ North Front Range area as of July 7, 2022. (Image from presentation given by Wayne Chuang, Air Quality Planner at RAQC meeting on July 8, 2022)

Last Friday, July 8th I had the pleasure of attending my first meeting of the Regional Air Quality Council. Recently appointed to the council’s board by Governor Jared Polis, to represent the Larimer County and Rocky Mountain National Park area, I was eager to learn about its efforts to help Colorado comply with the Clean Air Act. Established in 1989, RAQC coordinates air quality planning for reducing emissions that contribute to ozone pollution in nine counties—Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, Jefferson, Larimer and Weld. Currently, ozone numbers for several communities in those counties are higher than EPA limits. And, the Denver Metro North Area currently has the 8th most ozone polluted air in the United States. Summertime is the “Ozone Season.” When outdoor temperatures rise, and combine with emissions from gas fueled cars and oil and gas fueled equipment, then ground level ozone forms. Ground level ozone contains volatile organic compounds, (VOC) and Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx) that can cause or exacerbate respiratory problems, such as asthma, coughing, lung irritation and underdeveloped lungs in children. To reduce health risks and meet the EPA limits, the council educates the public and provides various incentives for the

public and businesses to convert to nongas motor equipment. Examples of incentives include, Alt Fuels Colorado, that supports fully electric and renewable natural gas vehicles. The Mow Down Pollution campaign that incentivizes Coloradoans to recycle gas powered lawn mowers and replace grass cutting equipment with electric motor equipment. Here in Estes Park, financial incentives from the Charge Ahead Colorado program have helped set up electric vehicle charging stations around town. Although much progress is occurring, we need more. Already this summer, 5/16 communities in the RAQC’s ninecounty region have had above allowable ozone levels. And overall, the region is in “non-attainment” of the requirements for Ozone compliance with the 2008 and 2015 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). At the Council’s August 5th meeting, board members and I will review and consider endorsement of the State Implementation Package (SIP) that the EPA has approved for achieving attainment of the 2008 and 2015 NAAQS. I hope that my time on the council will help ensure that the delicate ecology of RMNP, the Estes Valley, the Denver Metro/ North Front Range Area and the people that live, work and visit there are no longer at risk. I’ll give it my best, and ask you to do likewise.

Next Cars And Coffee July 16 Please come and join Estes Park Car Club (EPCC) for an informal get together to look at and talk about cars. No registration, no judging. Bring whatever you have – old, new, foreign, domestic, truck, motorcycle, shiny or rusty, or just come to look. Bring the kids or grandkids. There will

be coffee and donuts. • First and third Saturdays this summer at the Rec Center’s back (lower) lot (660 Community Drive, EP). • Starts at 8:00 a.m. – come and go whenever. Please connect with us online: Email: Website: Facebook Group: Estes Park Car

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Mayor Koenig Joins Regional Air Quality Council Board Appointment Strengthens Commitment To Improving Air Quality The Regional Air Quality Council, the lead air quality planning agency for the nine-county North Front Range region, welcomed Estes Park Mayor Wendy Koenig to their board this week. The 29 member board, appointed by the governor, is comprised of representatives from local government, experts in air quality or land use, industry representatives, and the general public. "I am honored to accept the appointment to the Regional Air Quality Council,” said Wendy Koenig, Mayor of Estes Park. “RAQC has financially supported several of our EV charging stations in Estes Park. I am delighted to participate on this board to support the air quality health of our community, our front range and our visitors' experience. Working together collaboratively is the key to better air quality. Thank you for the opportunity to serve!" The RAQC writes the State Implementation Plan for air quality in addition to non-regulatory work creating and man-

aging programs that improve air quality across the front range. In conjunction with the Colorado Energy Office, RAQC was able to support EV charging stations in Estes Park and other towns in the area. “Electrification is one of the best ways to improve our air quality,” said Mike Silverstein, Executive Director of the RAQC. “By providing charging stations, Estes Park is providing clean air transportation options for residents and tourists alike.” Board members are appointed for three-year terms and can be reappointed at the governor’s discretion. One of the first actions of the new board will be oversight and approval of the new state implementation plan this fall. The plan will be of increased importance as the EPA will be downgrading the region’s air quality from “serious” to “severe” and the state will be implementing new policies to reduce ground level ozone and improve air quality.

Reopening Of Green Mountain Trail The Green Mountain Trail and Tonahutu Trail from Big Meadow to Flattop Mountain on the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park have reopened to hikers and backpackers. The Green Mountain Trail remains closed to stock users. All stock users are advised to use the Onahu Trail in and out. These trails have been closed since 2020, due to impacts from the East Troublesome Fire. On October 21, 2020, the East Troublesome Fire made an 18-mile and over 100,000-acre run in Grand County, Colorado. The East Troublesome Fire was the largest fire in Rocky Mountain National Park’s 107-year history. It burned over 21,000 acres within the park. On the west side of the park, the Sun Valley and River Trail and the Lower Tonahutu Trail (between Big Meadows and the KVC Turkey Spur Trail) remain closed to all

users. In the northwest area of the park the Mirror Lake area trail system remains closed. On the east side of the park the Spruce Lake Trail remains closed. Park visitors should be aware of additional hazards when recreating in burn areas including: Burned-out stump holes where the ground may be weak and unstable Unstable dead trees, especially in windy conditions Loose rocks, logs and rolling debris Flash flooding and significant debris flow possible in burn areas Dry, hot conditions with little forest canopy to provide shade For current fire information and details on areas closures within RMNP, visit htm

Estes Park International Church Presents: Rev. Dale Begley Rev. Dale Begley died at 琀e age of Eight. Af琀r 12 hours, he was escor琀d by 琀e Angels back 琀 his body. Knowing God had a plan for him, Bro琀er Dale has preached 琀e Gospel a氀 over 琀e ear琀. His minis琀y of Miracles, healing s and moving in 琀e gifts of 琀e Spirit proceed him as a 琀ue Man of God. If you need a miracle in your body, marriage, 昀nances, or direc琀on for your life, please come.

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Incident On Ptarmigan Fingers In Rocky Mountain National Park

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Female being littered around Odessa Lake to air ambulance July 11. Photos courtesy Rocky Mountain National Park.

On Sunday afternoon, July 10, park rangers were notified that a 61-year-old male from Boulder, Colorado, had been injured in a significant tumbling fall on a snow couloir in the Ptarmigan Fingers area above Odessa Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. It was later determined that a 59-year-old female from Boulder, also suffered injuries from a fall in the same area. Bystanders heard her calls for help and aided her. Bystanders were able to use their satellite communication devices to contact park rangers. Northern Colorado Med Evac air ambulance assisted Rocky Mountain National Park Search and Rescue team members with air reconnaissance to determine the man’s exact location. Because of the location and severity of injuries of the male, the park requested assistance from a Colorado National Guard helicopter from Buckley Air Force Base to extricate the man via a hoist operation, using a winch operated cable. Rocky Mountain Rescue

assisted with the helicopter hoist operations. This occurred at approximately 8 p.m. Sunday night. The man was flown to Upper Beaver Meadows, transferred to Northern Colorado Med Evac air ambulance, and then flown to Medical Center of the Rockies. The female also suffered serious injuries and was cared for overnight by Rocky Mountain National Park Search and Rescue team members and overnight campers at Odessa Lake. She was flown out by Northern Colorado Med Evac air ambulance Monday morning at approximately 11 a.m. Over 45 people were involved with this two day incident. Several agencies assisted Rocky Mountain National Park’s Search and Rescue team with this incident including Northern Colorado Med Evac, Rocky Mountain Rescue Group, Colorado National Guard and Larimer County Search and Rescue. No further information is available at this time.

Female being littered to air ambulance July 11.

Ptarmigan Fingers above Odessa Lake with Northern Colorado Med Evac Helicopter July 11.

The Future Is Now! Act Now To Move Estes Forward Please save the date for the next opportunity to help refine the Comprehensive Plan for the Estes Valley. Over the past year, you told us your ideas and we listened. Now we’re asking you to review draft policies on the hottest topics in the plan, and tell us what you think. The future is now! A community conversation

Wednesday, August 3, 2022 5:30 to 8 p.m. In-person at the Estes Park High School Facilitation in both English and Spanish Online engagement opportunities to come.

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Estes Park Quota Funds Mannequin For Neonatal Resuscitation Training At Estes Park Health Estes Park Quota Loan Closet donated funds needed to purchase a Newborn Anne™ mannequin for Estes Park Health Pediatrics Neonatal Resuscitation Program. Newborn Anne™ represents a full term, 50th percentile newborn female. She’s used for critical skills training re-

pneumothorax via needle decompression, and she has IO access in both legs. Her patent umbilicus has a manually generated pulse that can be assessed, cut, and catheterized for IV access. In short, EPH Staff can use this mannequin to train for a variety of scenar-

quired to resuscitate a newborn in the first 10 minutes of life, and this tool is essential for EPH staff training. In fact, EPH Staff from the Ambulance Department, Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Labor and Delivery, and the New Life Center have already benefitted from training with Newborn Anne™, who was put into service in April of 2022. “The functionality Newborn Anne offers for training possibilities make this an ideal tool. She can be intubated, have IV lines placed, accommodate (IO) needles, and chest needles in a realistic fashion. Her airway is designed to allow for all aspects of training in newborn airway management, including the use of positive-pressure airway devices, placement of ET tubes and LMAs,” said Dr. Mark Wiesner, Pediatrician at EPH. “The torso includes functionality to relieve tension

ios. Thank you to Estes Park Quota Loan Closet for supporting this purchase.” Estes Park Quota is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization that raises funds to benefit community projects, including Hearing and Speech, Student grants, Community Action, Service to seniors, Service to Colorado, as well as contributing towards the purchase of ambulances for EPH, Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Estes Park Quota’s primary funds raisers are Taste of Estes, Parade of Trees, Holiday Home Tour, Geranium plant sale and the year around durable medical supply equipment Loan Closet, available to all of Estes Valley and our visitors. If you would like to get involved, contact Estes Park Quota at or 719-337-3318.

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Between Friends Resale Shop Expands Their Store The Estes Chamber and Between Friends owner Susan Henshaw and staff recently celebrated the expansion of the Between Friends Upscale Consignment Shop with a red ribbon cutting. Between Friends Resale Shop now includes furniture in addition to clothing, collectibles, jewelry, home decor, and so much more. Visit their shop to experience an easy, friendly, simple way to shop and sell upscale resale. Shop the “finer things, the 2nd time around! The store is located at 433 S. St. Vrain Ave. For more information go to

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We’re about halfway through summer. I’m not looking at a calendar to figure out the astronomical reckoning of the season, I just know the longest day of the year is behind us. The days are still hot but the nights are getting shorter. The garden has stopped its aggressive growing and is looking rather weepy some days, yet we’re starting to pluck some ripe and juicy tomatoes from their stalks. The corn on the cob is sweet as candy and root beer floats never tasted better. It’s the middle of summer. Glorious, golden summer. Because of the long, full hours of sunshine, there are days when I can’t get myself to come inside. Before I know it, suppertime has passed and I haven’t done a thing to get a meal on the table. When that happens I have to think fast to come up with something that doesn’t heat up the kitchen and can be pulled together in a jiff. So far this summer I’ve managed to assemble a decent meal every time without much trouble. The answer? Salads. Fruit and cheese salad, caprese salad (a great way to use up those tomatoes), tuna, egg and chicken salad. I’ve developed a new appreciation for tossed green salad now that I make my own dressing. A basic dressing of olive oil, vinegar, spicy mustard and honey or molasses is quick, easy and so much better than store-bought. (Some people say store-boughten. I looked it up and, as much as I hate to say it, boughten is correct as an adjective. Please don’t use it around me though—it hurts my ears.) In our tossed salad we add carrots, celery, tomatoes (there they are again), Craisins, toasted almonds, pepitas, sunflower seeds and feta cheese and we have a feast! ~oOo~ I’d like to thank Bill S. for sending some of these deeply meaningful thoughts for today’s column. Much like dinner, I needed something quick and easy after spending all day outdoors: • I joined a new procrastinator’s group. It’s called Wait Watchers. • Why are dad jokes the best way to get into a locked house? Because they are a little door-key. • Why did the pirates go to the movie? Because it was rated Rrrrr. • I tried to come up with a carpentry pun that woodwork. I think I nailed it.

• Attention! Everyone waiting for yodeling lessons please form an orderly orderly orderly queue. • When does a joke turn into a dad joke? When it becomes apparent! • What’s the opposite of a stink bug? Deodor-ant. • Can February march? No, but April may. • What do you call a french guy in sandals? Phillipe Phloppe. • What do you call bears with no ears? B–. • I wonder what my parents did to overcome boredom before the internet. I asked my 17 brothers and sisters and they don't know either. • A volunteer was entertain patients in a hospital. He visited one hospital in Fort Collins and brought along his portable keyboard. After telling jokes and singing songs, he said farewell and, “I hope you get better.” One gentleman laid up with his leg in a sling replied, “I hope you get better, too.” •How does a cucumber become a pickle? It goes through a jarring experience. • I was going to ask the drummer to play again…but then I decided I didn’t want to hear the repercussions. • Miss Marian, why is that book so thick? Well, it’s a long story. • You can tune a guitar, but you can't tuna fish. • There was a kidnapping at school but he eventually woke up. • Hairdressers are never late for work because they know all the short cuts. • The trouble with being the best man at a wedding is that you never get to prove it. The maid of honor? She has plenty of chances to prove that. • For a period, Houdini used a trap door in every single show he did. It was a stage he was going through. • What did the left eye say to the right eye? Between you and me, something smells. Th-Th-The, Th-Th... That's all, folks! You may let The Thunker know what you think at her e-mail address, © 2022 Sarah Donohoe


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Estes Essence, Part Two By: Robert Burkhardt

Life periodically delivers what Wordsworth called “Some natural sorrow, loss, or pain that has been and will be again.” Despite difficulties, individuals in small towns and large cities affirm life as they contribute to the wonder that is our country, offering hope for America’s common future. Estes Park offers a profusion of events and individuals, sights and smells, natural occurrences and intentional achievements that shape the unique character of our town. They make Estes memorable for residents and visitors, and include: Our intrepid First Responders, police, fire and medical—they’ll never walk alone; musical instruments that kids play along the Riverwalk; pearl-grey clouds drifting slowly east as the sun sets on Lumpy Ridge; picking up the Sunday New York Times at Macdonald Book Shop; the world’s largest YMCA, a magnet for family reunions; Antonio’s Pizza -- best in Colorado; the raw power of Rooftop Rodeo; November’s Day of the Dead celebration; gifted photographers like Erik Stensland and Jim Ward capturing the breathtaking sights surrounding our town; the Visitor Center Parking Garage as venue for a daily run in inclement weather; Pineapple Fried Rice at Café de Pho Thai; Jan McCown delivering a velvety “Satin Doll” on a lovely summer evening at Performance Park, backed by the outstanding Village Jazz Band; the many servers, cooks, bartenders, hotel and motel workers whose courteous dedication makes visitors want to return; careful climbers on the Shark’s Tooth; dedicated health care workers administering Covid vaccine on behalf of a healthier populace; Denise

Lord’s tireless advocacy for Restorative justice; fresh-cooked brats at Autumn Gold; Kurtis Kelly’s gentle, avuncular public voice; pickle ball at the Community Center; the Hiker’s Benedict at Egg of Estes; that welcome day every January when icy air and piercing winds succumb momentarily to a bright dawn, and the first scintilla of Spring kisses the air---despite driven snow and implacable cold, winter’s back is broken, helpless against the first chirp of a returning Bluebird; Jen Bass’ welcome “Pride in the Park;” the oldest continuously operating movie house in America; Service organizations that funnel and elevate civic energy: Rotary, the League of Women Voters, The American Legion, the Estes Valley Land Trust, and more; a palette of purples, yellows, whites and reds as wildflowers surge into summer on a sea of rippling green; our flourishing Community Garden; knee-high soccer in October; adult summer softball under the lights; dedicated teachers in our schools; cheerful Visitor Center volunteers; the coruscating integrity of Salud Clinic, helping folks in need for more than thirty years. These elements enhance our community, but could not occur without the social glue that binds us, to which we will turn in our next column. This “glue” begins with what Jefferson called “a decent respect to the opinions of mankind.” Add to that civility, empathy and generosity, and you capture the Estes Valley at its best. “Pure, dry mountain air is the elixir of life.” Isabella Bird Reader response welcome:


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Trailblazer Team Spotlight Ben Ferree has the discommunity commenting, tinction of being Trailblazer “I love anything that inBroadband’s youngest Netvolves being outside, eswork Field Technician. A pecially mountain biking 2022 Estes Park High and skiing!” School graduate, Ben is on Ben will attend the the team that installs TrailColorado School of blazer residential service. Mines in the fall and has He takes pride in helping earned the Estes Park clients get the most from Memorial Observatory their service and answering Drew Wilcocks Memoall their questions about rial Scholarship and RoTrailblazer. tary Ron L. Kuhns Schol“My favorite part of being Ben Ferree arship. In the meantime, with Trailblazer is the peoTrailblazer is extremely ple I get to work with," he says. “We have fortunate to have Ben continue on the an amazing team at Trailblazer that cares team this summer. So he says, “If you about the work and watches each other’s ever see me around town don't be a backs. More broadly, I enjoy seeing the stranger and say hi!” smiling faces of the residents of Estes Congratulations Ben, on all your acPark at each and every install.” complishments, and thank you for your Since moving to the Estes Valley with exceptional work on the Trailblazer his family in 2004, Ben has enjoyed the team! natural beauty that surrounds our small

Estes Park Youth Theatre is Here! Mark your calendars for July 23rd and 24th to see the Estes Park Youth Theatre Camp’s production of A Year With Frog and Toad! This year’s production is a hilarious and charming musical adaptation of the beloved children’s books Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel. Already a hit on Broadway, this musical is sure to entertain all ages. Former children’s librarian and teacher, Kerry Aiken directs this cast of students aged 8 to 18. “Frog and Toad came out in the early days of my teaching and I have always loved it,” Kerry says. “When I saw it on stage I thought, what a wonderful show for youth theatre! It’s a combination of a good story, good scenes, good dialogue with catchy music and dancing.” Musical director Melinda Workman states that she is pleasantly surprised by the amount of talent the kids have. “I think every kid in Estes Park will have a blast watching this show. The costumes, music and dancing are sure to captivate their imagination.” Melinda is the music teacher for the Options Home School Enrichment Program through the school district, and the substitute music teacher

for Estes Park schools. Many performers and tech crew are kids who grew up reading the Frog and Toad books and loving them and say it’s so much fun to bring the characters to life! Assistant director and former youth theatre camper, Kyra MacGregor says, “Getting to be around the kids and let them discover their own individuality within a character, within a group, is really important.” Kyra is a theatre major at CU Boulder with a minor in education. “The purpose of learning is to explore and learn to be yourself as you do it. And that can only happen through creativity,” Kyra says. “That’s what this whole camp is about.” Kyra also works for Kids’ Stage as a director. Also onboard are tech director, Grieg Steiner and choreographer, Jocelyn Bolster, who believes Frog and Toad are perfect examples of what it means to be a good friend. Performances are July 23rd at 7 p.m. and July 24th at 2 p.m. at the Estes Park High School Theatre. Tickets are available online at, at Macdonald Book Shop, and at the door.

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The Elizabeth Guild & Trail Ridge Quilters Fund New Ultrasound Table At Estes Park Health Thanks to generous donations from the Elizabeth Guild & Trail Ridge Quilters, Estes Park Health has a new ultrasound table. Ultrasound and Xray Tech, Marcy Kimbro has been using the new table since May of 2022. “I’ve been at Estes Park Health for 17 glorious years,” Kimbro said. “The Elizabeth Guild and Trail Ridge Quilters have helped with so many things over the years. Thank you for all you do!” The previous ultrasound table was 10 years old and needed to be replaced. Ultrasound tables provide a flexible, dynamic surface that improves the quality of images and enhance safety and comfort for patients and sonographers. At EPH, ultrasounds are used to view the uterus and ovaries during pregnancy, monitor a developing baby’s health, evaluate blood flow, guide a needle for biopsy or tumor treatment, examine a breast lump, check the thyroid gland, detect genital prostate problems, assess joint inflammation, evaluate metabolic bone disease, and more. The Elizabeth Guild operates a thrift store at 427 West Elkhorn here in Estes Park. Proceeds fund scholarships for Estes Park Health staff and facility and equipment improvements designed to help Estes Park Health accomplish its mission. The Guild has been in operation for more than 40 years

and donated over $4 million to Estes Park Health. An interest group of Estes Park Newcomers, the Trail Ridge Quilters have a long history of serving our community and, specifically, the Estes Park Health Foundation. Over the past few years, the Trail Ridge Quilters have raised $150,000 through sales of their handcrafted items. In addition to hosting their sales, the Trail Ridge Quilters, in conjunction with the Estes Valley Quilt Guild, stepped up to donate over 300 masks and 75 gowns to the frontline heroes at Estes Park Health in 2020.

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Free Solo Climbing Documentary On The Big (Outdoor) Screen

Free Solo is a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock ... the 3,000 ft. El Capitan in Yosemite National Park ... without a rope. This movie will be shown at Performance Park on Monday, July 18th, as part of the FILManthropy Summer movie series benefiting area nonprofits. By: Karen McPherson, Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center

Where are the aspiring and professional rock climbers? Calling all adventurists, athletes, the curious “how could they possibly do it?” to watch the story of how one man trains for and conquers the famous El Capitain. This is an edge-of-your seat thriller and an inspiring portrait of an athlete who exceeded our current understanding of human physical and mental potential. FILManthropy is a summer movie series hosted by the Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center. Proceeds from this series benefit area nonprofits. Locals and guests alike are invited to enjoy an out-

door movie experience with craft beverages, lawn games and pre-show entertainment, community warmfuzzies, and food delivered to your perch in the ampitheater of Performance Park. Movies start at sunset (roughly 8 p.m.), food and beverages available starting at 5:30 p.m. Advance tickets for the July 18 event are available at Proceeds from this event benefit nonprofits in the Environment, Conservation, & Recreation sector: Estes Valley Community Garden, Estes Valley Land Trust, Estes Valley Watershed Coalition, Rocky Mountain Conservancy, Trout Unlimited - Alpine Anglers. Next up in this series is Ice Age on July 25.

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Upcoming Presentation On EP Health’s Home Health Care And Hospice Services Did you know that our local hospital, now under the name Estes Park Health, provides home care and hospice services? Kaci Early, Director of Home Health Care & Hospice, and Nancy Bell, MSW, will give a presentation and take questions on the services that their department provides. This free presentation will be held on Tuesday, July 19, from noon to 1:00 at the Estes Park Senior Citizens Center (EPSCC), located at 1760 Olympian Lane. Estes Park Health Home Health & Hospice provides care for patients in their home in Estes Park and the surrounding mountain communities. These services include helping a patient recover from an illness or an injury, helping a patient maintain a certain level of functionality in the home, installing "lifeline" buttons, providing all-encompassing end of life / hospice care, and offering non-clinical home care services. Please join Kaci and Nancy at their

presentation to learn more about these services. If you cannot make it to the presentation but have questions, you can reach the Home Health Care & Hospice Department at (970) 586-2273. Please consider pre-purchasing lunch for the presentation at the EPSCC. Meals are available to eatin or take home. The meal on Tuesday will be chicken quesadilla with soup of the day. The cost of a meal is $7 for EPSCC members and $10 for non-members. Please order your meal before 1:00 p.m. on Monday, July 18. For more information about the EPSCC or to order a meal for the presentation, please call the Coordinator, Tonya Martin, at (970) 599-4671. Purchasing lunch is not a requirement for attending this free presentation. This community presentation is organized and sponsored by Renee Hodgden of RE/MAX Mountain Brokers. Renee is certified as a Seniors Real Estate Specialist by the National Association of Realtors.

Elizabeth Guild Donates $75,000 To Estes Park Health

Elizabeth Guild check presentation.

The Elizabeth Guild recently presented EPH Foundation President Kevin L. Mullin with a $75,000 donation to help fund medical equipment and staff training, critical needs for Estes Park Health’s work in the community. “Each year, the Elizabeth Guild Board, Volunteers, and Staff spend countless hours sorting, pricing, and selling gently used items at their store in Estes Park, and each year, I’m amazed at the amount of funds they give,” said Mullin. “This year, the economy and inflation have made it more challenging for individual donors to give, and support from the Elizabeth Guild is both appreciated and critical.” Elizabeth Guild Board President Mimi Hardendorf and Treasurer Jan Kilgore were onsite to deliver the funds. Store Manager Joe Payne was also present. “The work of the Elizabeth Guild serves the community in several ways. Offering a place for people to bring their gently used items in town saves space in landfills. Our prices are very low, so peo-

ple find bargains and stay well within their budgets, and we give a sizeable donation to the hospital each year,” said Hardendorf. Support from the Guild funded a scholarship for Estes Park Health employee Setsuko Hernandez. Born in Japan, Hernandez has worked as a CNA in the United States since 2003. In August of 2022, she will start a Medical Assistant Certificate Program to advance her career in the medical field. Her ultimate goal is to become a Registered Nurse (RN). The Elizabeth Guild operates a thrift store at 427 West Elkhorn in Estes Park. Almost entirely volunteer-run, all proceeds are given to Estes Park Health to fund scholarships for EPH Staff and facility and improvements and upgrades to help EPH accomplish its mission. The Guild has been in operation for more than 40 years and donated over $4 million to Estes Park Health. If you’re interested in volunteering, contact the Elizabeth Guild at 970-586-7205.

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Prices For Estes Recycles Day Saturday, August 27, 2022

9 a.m. to noon, Events Complex Main Parking (enter from Manford Ave.) Station 1: Document shredding (Limit of three banker’s boxes per vehicle please; suggested Rotary scholarship donation of $15 per box) Station 2: Scrap metal recycling (now includes microwaves – remove glass turntables) Station 3: Electronics recycling (2022 item fees below) Tablet, eReader-$5 Computer tower, CPU, laptop-$20 VCR/DVD player, satellite/cable box, video console-$5 Home printer, copier, scanner, fax ma-

chine, 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 Pik/flosser$2 Flat screen monitor/TV 19” or smaller$15 Flat screen monitor/TV 20-34”-$25 Flat screen monitor/TV 35” or larger$50 Tube monitor or tube TV 19” or smaller- $30 Tube monitor or tube TV 20-34”-$50 Tube monitor or tube TV 35” or larger-$60 Other e-waste: cables, cords, mice, small computer speakers-$1/pound To volunteer, contact Kathy at

New Ordinance Bans Outdoor Fires At Vacation Home Rentals And B & Bs Ordinance mitigates fire risk and aligns with Larimer County code The Estes Park Town Board unanimously passed an emergency ordinance that supports fire mitigation efforts in the Estes Valley and addresses the high percentage of fire calls within the Estes Valley for short-term rentals. The ordinance takes effect immediately. The ordinance amends section 5.20.110 of the Estes Park Municipal Code to add the following: Use of solid fuel burning appliances located outside the fully contained portion of the residential structure on vacation home and bed and breakfast inn properties, absent the presence and oversight of the property owner or designated local representative, is prohibited. Solid fuel burning appliances include but are not limited to fire pits, outdoor fireplaces, portable outdoor fireplaces, portable fire pits, briquette or pellet burning grills, or similar devices. Use of gas burning outdoor devices is not affected by this paragraph, but may be regulated by other state and local laws, such as the ordinances of the Town and the adopted fire code. Full text of the ordinance is available at The ordinance is effective immediately, and there will be zero tolerance for violations. The Town’s Code Enforcement

Officer will issue a ticket on the spot for any violation. Further, a violation could impact the property owner’s ability to maintain a business license to operate a vacation home or bed and breakfast if the issue is not immediately addressed, such as by removing a fire pit or other prohibited appliance from the property. Tourism is a major economy for Estes Park, and agencies are committed to working together to ensure those visiting this beautiful community are able to do so safely. According to the Estes Valley Fire Protection District, in the last five years approximately 60 percent of structure fires in the valley occur at Vacation Home Rentals. The ordinance aligns with fire mitigation regulations already in place in the unincorporated Estes Valley, within Larimer County’s Land Use Code. The ordinance applies to transient renters of Vacation Home rentals and Bed and Breakfasts. It does not apply to owners using their own properties. For more information, visit For fire mitigation resources from Estes Valley Fire Protection District, please visit

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YMCA Of The Rockies To Resume Bennett Preschool This Fall

YMCA of the Rockies will be resuming operation of Bennett Preschool, located on the grounds of the Estes Park Center – YMCA of the Rockies beginning this fall. Bennett will serve toddler and preschool-aged children with a naturebased curriculum in a state-licensed environment. The Bennett Preschool has a

long history of serving families in the Estes Park community with a safe, fun and outdoor preschool experience for children. If you are interested in receiving additional information regarding enrollment as the official opening approaches this fall, please email Susan Taylor at

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Crowns For The Care Funds Expansion & Upgrades For Estes Park Health Outpatient Infusion Clinic

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The Crowns for the Care Competition enlists local women to raise funds to win the title of Mrs. Rooftop Rodeo, announced during Pink Night, which is Saturday night of the Rooftop Rodeo in July. Starting June 1, women raise money to benefit oncology services at Estes Park Health. This year, 100% of funds raised go toward expanding and upgrading the Outpatient Infusion Clinic at EPH. Services include chemotherapy and other medication administered intravenously. Five women competed in the Crowns for the Care Competition in 2022: Joy Gilmar, Bethany Heun, Lesta Johnson, Emily Rayman, and Jenny Roberts. They raised $47,845 as a group with Lesta Johnson winning the Mrs. Rooftop Rodeo crown by raising over $14,910 in donations. Everyone at the Foundation is so grateful with the amount of funds these women raised. Since its inception in 2017, Crowns for the Care has raised $189,308 to support cancer care at EPH. The EPH Foundation recognizes the successful efforts of all contestants and the countless hours donated by the Past Mrs. Rooftop Rodeo Queens & Contestants who serve as mentors and support staff. The Rooftop Rodeo, Estes

Park News, and Estes Park TrailGazette all supported Crowns for the Care with thousands of dollars of inkind donations in services and ad space. Grant funds contributed by The Village Thrift Store will also support the expansion and upgrades for the Outpatient Infusion Clinic. The upgrades to the EPH Outpatient Infusion Clinic will take place this year and include: • Increasing the Number of Infusion Stations from Five to Eight. • Funding Partition Curtains for Each Infusion Station to Increase Patient Privacy. • Providing Medical-Grade Tables for Each Station for Use by Patients and Infusion Technicians. • Providing a Padded Guest Chair for Each Station. • Providing an iPad with Headphones for Each Station for Patient Use. The Estes Park Health Foundation increases community awareness of Estes Park Health, and develops, manages and distributes funds to assist EPH in fulfilling its mission. To learn more about initiatives or to volunteer, contact them at or 970-5774370.

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Annual Glen Haven Pancake Breakfast This Saturday, July 16th

Mama & baby moose at Sprague Lake, RMNP Photo by Mary Moore

Join us for the Glen Haven Area Volunteer Fire Department’s annual pancake breakfast this Saturday, July 16 from 7:00 to 11:00 a.m. The price is $10 for adults, $6 for children ages five 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. There will be a silent auction at the Town Hall with wonderful treasures, including but not limited to, gift certificates from restaurants and other local businesses, bird houses, and artwork. 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 20 incredible volunteers who put their lives on the line to protect our community and its assets. This breakfast event is one of the department’s main source of income. The Glen Haven Volunteer Fire Department is in the process of replacing their handheld radios which are failing and repair parts are no longer available. The plan is to replace them over the next 10 years purchasing two-three radios each year. Each radio costs about $6000. As well, a majority of their AEDs are 20 years old and batteries are no longer available. They are replacing two this year with a grant from the Village Thrift Shop but will need four more. They cost about $3,200 each. 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. You can also donate to the Silent Auction by contacting Sandra at Thank you ot our supporters and sponsors of this event: Estes Park News, Town of Estes Park, Bank of Colorado, Bank of Estes Park, Kind Coffee, Air-OPure Portables and YMCA of the Rockies. For more information on the breakfast and the department check out

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Bright Christmas Collecting School Supplies The new school year starts on August 23rd 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, including headphones, backpacks, etc. In partnership with Crossroads Ministry and the schools, qualified students can get their supplies at Crossroads (851 Dry Gulch Rd.) starting on Tuesday, August 9th. If you are a family who needs help with supplies for your children, please contact Crossroads (970 5770610) 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 or looseleaf paper): • Wire bound sketchbooks (8 ½ X 11)

• #2 wooden pencils (sharpened) • Single subject spiral notebook/ college ruled • Glue sticks Single subject spiral notebook/ wide ruled • Colored pencils, 24 count You can drop off any new school supplies at MedX, 158 1st St. (just off Highway 7), Ace Hardware, 561 Lone Pine Drive, or the Country Supermarket (Moraine and Mary’s Lake Road) 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. This is our 38th year of providing a “helping hand” to our community’s families in need. Thank you for your continuing support of the Bright Christmas program.

Casting Lessons At Scott Ponds Andrew Limmiatis will be offering free casting lessons at Scott Ponds on the last Friday of each month from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Remaining dates are July, 29 and Aug 26. These lessons are put on by Trout Unlimited and Andrew will have Trout Unlimited brochures for anyone that is looking to join. A limited number of rods will be available for use or those interested may bring their own. For any questions please call Andrew Limmiatis at 970-473-4555.

“Hold On For The Full 8” I have had the good pleasure and privilege of serving as Chaplain for the Rooftop Rodeo Committee the past couple of years. Frankly, I’ve never seen a harder working more committed group of volunteers. My role puts me in position to interact with the rodeo cowboys who are out there on the PRCA circuit doing what they love. This past week during the Rooftop Rodeo I was asked by young bull rider from Australia to pray with him. After I prayed we spent a few minutes talking and I asked him if the eight seconds required for him to stay on the bull to earn a score seemed long or short. His response was interesting. He said, “Sometimes it seems like an eternity and sometimes it seems like a Nano-second.” His perspective got me pondering about my life and the times I felt like I was riding a really mean bull with one intention—to buck me off as fast as possible— or maybe worse. Everybody reading this understands what I’m talking about. Our lives are anything but a straight line and smooth sailing. You may feel like you’re in a really tough spot right now and hanging on for dear life. Maybe you’re feeling overwhelmed, discouraged and at the end of your rope with no hope in sight. My encouragement to you is…hang on for the full 8! This too shall pass. What they say is true—tough times don’t last but tough people do. Don’t lose hope. An encouraging scripture for me has been Romans 5:3-4, “And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance character; and character, hope.” I know what you may be thinkin.’ You have all the character you need and then some. I’ve also come to realize that sometimes what we learn from the roughest, toughest, darkest and flat out painful times in our lives ends

up putting us in a position to come along side somebody who is pressed up against it down the road. So I truly believe nothing is wasted if we put it to use. The men who are part of Men on Fire aren’t exempt from the bucking bulls or broncs of life. We’ve been bucked off trouble, pain, suffering, loss, fear and doubt. But with a whole lot of help from God and a little help from our friends and brothers we’re doing our best to “hang on for the full 8.” You see, we strive to keep our hope, joy, peace and rest in the Lord because we believe and know He is the only one we can totally depend on in the end. He will never leave us or forsake us because He loved us enough to lay his life down on the cross. That’s big love. Men on Fire would love to have any man having a tough go in the rodeo arena of life right now hang out with us on Saturday mornings for “Breakfast with a Purpose.” We meet at the American Legion, 850 N. St. Vrain and breakfast is served at 8:00 a.m. In addition to great food you’ll hear an encouraging word, good conversation and always some good laughs. If you’re not hurting right now or riding a tough bronc or raging bull in your life come offer some words of encouragement to those who are. For me, the only thing better than watching those rodeo cowboys compete is watching those cheering them on to “hang on for the full 8!” All men are welcome regardless of where you’re at on your journey of faith. Got questions and doubts? Yep, we can relate. Visiting from out of town? Come on over to the Legion Saturday morning. We look forward to seeing you! Stay strong! Lead on! Larry Strong Team MOF

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My granddaughter, Allie (Allison) from Sparks NV is visiting me for two weeks. I had gone to her graduation last month and she wanted to come here for a longer visit. Also, she is considering the veterinarian field so she wanted to shadow Marie for a time. We are having an enjoyable time. We talk (I am doing the talking) about the family history and history in general. She does not eat any beef or pork due to a stomach condition. I therefore am challenged for meals. It’s interesting to say the least, but fun to experiment. Baked chicken (which I do my in my clay pot), was the first meal, the second meal and the third meal we had…but we did change the menu with additions, etc. Allie used some in a delicious pasta dish. It was so simple and refreshing. I am ashamed to say that we ate the whole dish that should have serve 3-4.

Allie’s Pepper And Onion Pasta 2 cups cooked chicken, chopped** 1 large red bell pepper, cut into small pieces (1/2 inch) 1 large, yellow, or sweet onion, chopped ½ lb. thin spaghetti or angel hair, cooked. 2 Tbs olive oil

1 cup of pasta cooking water Salt to taste ¼-1 tsp of Tony Chanceries’ seasoning. We used ½ tsp. ½ cup Parmesan grated cheese (optional) Sauté onion and pepper in olive oil. Meanwhile cook pasta, drain reserving the cup of water. Add chicken and seasoning to onion and pepper to warm. Toss pasta with the vegetables along with the cheese and just enough water to give it a little juice. Serve immediately while still warm. **You could use raw chicken and cook in oil along with the peppers and onion. We attended the Rooftop Rodeo and watched my grandson, Nathan Richardson, work the gates for the bulls where he almost got hit by one of them. He made the front page of both papers and a news video. You think when your children are grown, the worries are over! Someone told me that Safeway was charging $9 a lb. for rhubarb. I guess I have given away at least $200 of it. I must go outside and pick some for a dish I am taking to a picnic tonight. My email: Bon Appétit.

Summit Church Welcomes New Pastor Tim Smith & Family To Community

Summit Church is on the move. Literally. The church is in transition in worship spaces and in spiritual leadership. Summit Church is excited to be welcoming our new Lead Pastor Tim Smith and his family. Tim has a background in ministry and service: as an executive director of the chamber of commerce and full time pastor in California, Washington, and Kansas. Tim and his wife Bree and their two children will be relocating from Ridge-

crest, California. Bree is an elementary school teacher and will be teaching 5th grade in the fall at the elementary school in Estes. Tim’s first Sunday at Summit Church will be Sunday, July 24th. Summit has purchased the former Med-X building and is in the process of renovating that space to use as their new facility. At this time, Summit Church is meeting on Sunday mornings at the Community Center at 10 a.m. The community is always welcome.

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Donations To Dollars At Village Thrift Shop

Come To The Mountains For August 6 Bazaar Strengthening Program Materials and Supplies at Estes Valley Investment in Childhood Success and GED Testing Support at the Estes Park Learning Place. And there’s much more! See for yourself at www.epvil-

In 2022, the Village Thrift Shop (VTS) issued grant funding totaling $138,512 to 24 non-profit organizations operating or providing services in the Estes Valley. In just six years since its genesis, VTS has shared $830,749 for projects and programs supporting the Estes community. So what does $138,512 get you in the Estes Valley this year? How about Estes Park Out-of-School programs by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County, Patient Assistance at Salud, Friends of Folk Festival by the Estes Arts District, Hospice and Home Health supplies at Estes Park Health, Subsidized Lunches at the Estes Park Senior Citizens Center, an Automatic External Defibrillator for the Fire Department in Glen Haven, Family for a full listing. One might ask, “How do they do that?” Well, VTS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a simple mission - accept donations of household goods, clothing, and other treasures for purposes of resale and then distribute the profit. Donations are received and processed by VTS staff. Inventory with intrinsic value and likely to be sold is retained and the remainder is passed on to other venues for similar purposes or suitable disposition. Patrons descend upon the Shop. For some, it is a ritual, a regular pilgrimage if you will. They come, they look and they find. Donations are purchased and dollars change hands. All net profit is banked until the annual grant give-away every April.

Plan to attend the Hilltop Guild's Annual Bazaar which always takes place on the first Saturday in August and this year will be Aug. 6, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free and there's plenty of parking. “We wanted to offer the Vitalant bloodmobile on site, but unfortunately it is not available,” said Jen Bell, president. “Fortunately, the Allenspark Fire Department has offered its Community Room for a traditional blood drive (no bloodmobile) on the same day as the Bazaar, Saturday, August 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. “This is a great service to the community,” she added. The Allenspark Fire Department is located at 14861 Highway 7 at the Allenspark turn-off. Please sign up in advance for blood donations at this location through Vitalant. At the bazaar, haircuts will be offered by Hair on Wheels, the White Elephant will be open, fudge, peanut brittle and pies will be sold, and the Guild's famous homemade jellies also will be available including dandelion jelly. Live music will take place by two groups: the Railroad Ramblers and Shazza and Steel. Local and area vendors will be selling jewelry, handicrafts, and wellness teas and chair massages. “The money raised at the bazaar will go right back to the community in terms of scholarships and local donations,” added Bell. Scholarships this year went to students at Lyons High School and Estes Park High School. At the bazaar, lunch will be available for purchase. The country kitchen will sell breads, pies, cakes, cookies and fabulous gourmet sandwiches. Inside the Kelley House (located at 18720 Highway 7), the boutique will offer embroidered tea towels, felt pins, a

wide variety of coasters and hand-woven items from scarves to place mats. The weavers have been working all year making rugs, totes, shoelaces (yes, shoelaces!), shawls and more scarves. In fact, if you want to see a weaver at work and learn how to weave, come to the Bazaar on Aug. 6. Several community groups will have tables at the festival including the local newspaper, The Wind, and representatives from ANEN: Allenspark Neighbors Emergency Network. Additionally, several vendors will be on hand selling jewelry and hand-made items including Mary Hunter offering herbal products and chair massage, Joanna Johnson of Slate Falls Press with children's books and watercolor prints, Gini Krattenmaker with repurposed pillows and fiber art, Susan Lutes and Jeannie Taylor with mixed media painting, Leslie Maya-Charles with jewelry, Jane Morrissey with wood and fabric gift items, Susan Platt with jewelry. “This is a great community event offered once a year,” said Bell. “Come join us and remember that the money you spend will go to good local causes, like the Allenspark Fire Department, and scholarships. “After two years of Covid and a year of Highway 7 road closures, we are looking forward to a big happy crowd in the mood to celebrate handicrafts in the mountains,” she added. For more information, phone (303) 747 2001.

Save The Date For Rotary Golf Tourney Estes Park Women’s Golf Association Results For July 12, 2022 The game of the day was Best 2 net balls of a four player team, levels ABCD The winners were the 1st and 2nd place teams. 1st place team Carla Spreng-Webb Diane Butler Stacey Harding Laura Mulder 2nd place team Carrie Logan

Pam Vendegna Nancy Fuller Joanna Gengler We invite any women golfers to join our Tuesday group at the 18 Hole Course. Contact President, Carla Spreng-Webb for more information.

The Rotary Club of Estes Park will host their Golf Tournament for Scholarships on Friday, September 16. This event is a major fundraiser for scholarships for local students. 1:30 p.m. shotgun start. For more information, go to

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Sunny, Carlita, Ollie, Juno & Puppies Need New Homes

Sunny came to us as a very shy kitten at six months old. She had a great life with her new mom, but she recently passed away. Sunny is about six years old and will do well in a quiet home. She has lived with other cats. Carlita is about two years old. She is a super sweet, loving kitty. She likes kids and seems to do well with other kitties. Ollie is about nine months old. She lived on a farm but family health reasons have brought her to us. She is a nice dog that is good with other dogs, cats and even horses. Ollie has a moderate to high energy level. She will do best in an active home. She is used to other animals so we think it will be best for her to have some other animal friends. Juno is about three years old and is a husky mix. She is nice, friendly dog. She is good with other dogs but can be a little overwhelming for some. She would do well as an only dog or with another dog that doesn’t mind her excitement. She is house trained and rides nicely in the car. Puppies! These cute pups were born 5/19 and are now available for adoption.

They are lab husky mixes, expected to be around 50-70 lbs with moderate to high energy. All of these sweet pets are currently living at the Pet Lodge. Call (970) 2861652 to meet any of them. All pets are offered through the Pet Association of Estes Park, a non-profit organization that is your local humane society. You can make a tax-deductible donation to the Pet Association by sending your check to P.O. Box 4342, Estes Park, CO 80517.


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“Scoop Up Some Fun” Free Ice Cream Social Saturday, July 23 from 2 - 4 p.m. at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, 950 North St. Vrain Ave. Please join us for ice cream, topping bar, foot tapping patriotic music, and a welcome from Pastor Stevens and his

wife Laurie. Bring your cameras/phones for a photo op with a very large American flag. It is always a good day to celebrate the U.S.A., family, friends, neighbors. All are welcome.

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The McDailey’s To Peform At YMCA Of The Rockies July 18

The McDailey’s, an Americana-Roots music trio featuring mandolin, guitar and bass, will be performing a free show on Monday, July 18 at 7 p.m. outdoors at the Maude Jellison Library located on the campus of the YMCA of the Rockies Estes Park Center. This is part of the Summer 2022 Magical Mondays@The Maude series. Every Monday evening at 7 p.m. at the Maude Jellison Library a special performance will take place free and open to the public. In case of rain

the shows will be moved inside to the lower level of the library. For information on future performances call 970586-3341 extension 1133. Directions to the Maude Jellison Library: upon entering the YMCA grounds from Spur Route 66, take the second left turn which is at the top of the slope. Take the first right turn into the parking lot of Hyde Chapel from where the library is easily accessed.

YMCA Invites Community To Fellowship Cabin 100th Anniversary Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Fellowship Cabin at the YMCA of the Rockies on Saturday, July 23, 2022. Attendees will enjoy light refreshments, games and activities, history information, and much more! In 1922, Fellowship Park and cabin opened to receive its first visitors. Albert A. Hyde, who was an important benefactor of YMCA of the Rockies, developed the idea of Fellowship Park, which also expanded to include his Friendship Lodge some four years later. Hyde purchased the 78 acres on which Fellowship Cabin was developed, and deeded it to the YMCA of the Rockies with the understanding that he had the final decision on how the land

would be used. The cabin and park are still used to create memories and enrich the lives of guests of the YMCA today. Celebration day include tours of Fellowship Cabin from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. & 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Light refreshments will be served and old-fashioned lawn games offered at Fellowship Cabin. A celebration by YMCA of the Rockies leadership and a cake cutting will be held at 2:30 p.m. Additional celebration activities include guided walking history tours at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and a vintage car show from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Lula Dorsey Museum. For more information, call 970-586-3341 ext. 1136 and view full schedule at

The Fine Arts Guild of the Rockies Presents Sugar Mountain July 16th

Get ready for another free concert at Performance Park, this month featuring our local Estes Park favorites, Sugar Mountain. Sugar Mountain entertains by playing classic and contemporary rock, pop, rockin’ blues, and anthems, providing live music you love. Their songs will have you dancing in the aisles and singing along.

The band features five seasoned performers who share a common love of music and a long-held passion for entertaining audiences. Admission is free for this concert of July 16 at 7 p.m. Donations are accepted for our scholarship fund for two graduating seniors who plan to major in the arts. Lawn chairs/blankets are encouraged.

New Legacy Quartet Live Concert Sunday, August 7

Popular Southern Gospel vocal group, New Legacy Quartet, will be presenting a live concert on Sunday, August 7, 10:30 a.m., at Cornerstone Church of Estes Valley. Admission is free to this non-denominational event, so we would encourage you to come early for best seating. Formerly known as the Blackwood Legacy, ground-breaking Nashvillebased New Legacy Project blend an edgy Southern-Gospel sound with contemporary worship, while staying true to their Gospel calling. Join us for a time of amazing harmonies, musicianship, comedy and worship! This concert is, in part, in support of their “I’ll Stand” ministry which became a reality to support New Legacy Project’s mission to bring attention to our US Veterans and their families who are not

being recognized for the sacrifice they've made on our behalf, and who are struggling through illnesses and mental health issues as a result of their service. The group’s single “I’ll Stand” is being played across the country and a copy is being placed in the hands of our veterans, along with a letter of thanks, a bible, and other valuable resource information. NLP is working with the churches to deliver these "thank you" packages into Veterans Hospitals across the country. Cornerstone Church is located at 2200 Mall Road in Estes Park. For more information, contact us at, or call the church at 970586-2463. You can go to the group website and sign-up for a free download of their latest single, I’ll Stand.

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Estes Park Studio Tour Returns August 6-7






The Studio Tour is less than a month away. The event offers locals and guests the opportunity to visit home studios: From huge dedicated spaces and home additions, modifications, to rooms converted to creative-spaces. Some spaces are clean and orderly others overflowing with art supplies and inspirational pieces. What would you do with a creative space? What tools do you want to play with and explore? This is the sixth year of this interactive Tour. Each year includes a combination of returning artists and new discoveries. Introducing some of the new John Long Jerry Allison artists joining the tour this year: seen, noticed, honored, made special in John Long Stop #7 their moment of entropy. Jerry began to John comes from a family of artists.He photograph them on-site, but was disaptrained as a photographer, film maker, pointed with the result. They felt lost poet and printer. It has been nearly within a tangle of dead leaves and pine twenty-five years since he began making needles. He then decided that he needed three-dimensional assemblages and two- to control the lighting and effect of the dimensional collages, an artistic journey photograph, therefore these bones were that led him to abstract and text-based photographed in a studio setting and painting. afterwards, returned to their place in the wilderness. In John's work, he favors process over planning, building up and tearing down Jolee Hudlund - Guest Artist Stop #3 layers of acrylic paint, exploring geometJolee has always had a love of beads

gram What leaves an impression with us is something that connects us on a deeper level. creativity in all art forms bears its foundation in how it makes you feel. What makes a cool town are its experiences. From funky coffee shops, public spaces showcasing sculptures and interactive art, live music to wonderful meals, the people you meet and our beautiful natural surroundings. The list of merchants and foundations named at the end is not just who sponsored these events, they are locals who are passionate about bolstering the arts in our small mountain town. All of the artists involved in this tour are also financial contributors to this event. The Estes Arts District is broadening its support for arts events in our mountain valley helping promote and support this effort and deserves recognition. We wanted to take a moment and acknowledge how much all of our sponsors have assisted us this year. With this funding we are able to purchase a banner for town and 8’ flags that will mark the homes of the artists for the tour as well as advertising this event. We thank them as we all know that fiJolee Hudlund nances are tough sometimes and supporting the day, August 6-7 from 10-5. Visitors can ARTS is critical to the soul of the town choose the route that best serves you; and our experiences and connection to visit one studio or all ten. Some locations each other. are right off the highway; others are up a Our sponsors: Madison & CO, Estes dirt road. Printed maps are available for Park News, EPAD, Dr. William Pike, Dr. this event at Kind Coffee, Lumpy Ridge Daniel Rauk, Rambo’s Liquor, Ed’s CanBrewing, Bird & Jim Restaurant and Ele- tina, TW Beck Architects, Richardson ments of Touch Wellness Spa and the Team Realty, RE/MAX Mountain Brovisitors center. There is more informakers, First Colorado Realty, Bird & Jim tion on all of the artists, examples of Restaurant, Kind Coffee, The Rock Inn, their work, and an interactive map on Elements of Touch Wellness Spa and Follow us on social at Christian Hill CPA. @epstudiotour on Facebook and InstaViva Creative Culture! and vintage jewelry as well as found objects. She spent 20 years making beaded jewelry and found that she wanted to expand on what she could do with beads. She is inspired by the shape of objects such as guitars, display hands and lately a full size mannequin to see how they could be transformed into art objects. From playful strands of beads called “strands of intention” to felted angels Jolee's playful and colorful work will make you smile as you marvel at her intricate work and attention to detail. Ten local artists will open their studios to demonstrate their fine art and craft process: from driftwood constructions, wood turning, sacred gardens outdoor and fine furniture to energetic oil painting, photography and murals. The Estes Park Studio Tour is Saturday and Sun-


ric order and chaotic energy. Most of John's painting is done on plywood panels. John is a prolific artist showing his work in various states winning awards in juried shows and has also been featured in one-person exhibitions. Jerry Allison Guest artist with John Long stop #7 As a newcomer to the West, Jerry became fascinated by the ruins and rock art left behind by ancient native peoples. He began to travel the mountain and desert west to photograph these haunting places. Trail hiking and scrambling in search of undocumented sites, he discovered the bones of many wild animals. These bones exerted a strange power over him. They called out to him to be

En el Huerto Community Garden Tuesdays 5pm to 6pm

Huerto Comunitario Todos los Martes de 5pm-6pm

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Art Center Of Estes Park Continues To Celebrate 35th Anniversary “WE HAVE A DREAM” . . . were the words of 21 local artists, 35 years ago! We have a dream to open an art gallery that displays local artists’ artwork, to build an art center that would provide art education, including classes and other programs for the community as a cornerstone. This dream came true through the dedication of our founding artists and the artists who followed them over the past 35 years. The Art Center of Estes Park and Gallery is different from the other retail galleries in that it was established by artists, for local and regional artists and the community. The day-to-day operation is handled by artists and has continued to be managed by Artist Board Members who have carried on the dream/vision established 35 years ago. To help us celebrate our 35th anniversary, we have asked the six founding artists who still live in Estes Park to display their artwork in the gallery throughout the year in small “Highlighted Exhibits.” John Lynch will be the third founding artist, displaying is beautiful woodworking July 22-August 23, 2022. Don’t miss the opening on July 22, 5-7 p.m. John’s wife, Peggy, began a career in real estate in their early years in Estes Park. Among her he clients were the founding artists of the “to be” art center who were looking for a home. She connected them with Wheeler Management and negotiated a lower rent because of the location of the space on the stairs.

Thank you Peggy Lynch! John has continued his work with wood and displays his work in his home gallery. Below is John’s biography/journey in woodwork. It is fascinating learn how artists find their passion. John Lynch was born in Chicago, Illinois. He attended college in Missouri, receiving a B.S. in Industrial Technology. During college, John was introduced to furniture design, fabrication, and lathe work, and to the great, hardwood forests where he spent a lot of time admiring nature's splendor which would set him up for his artistic work throughout his life. In the years following college, John and Peggy took on many projects, including a 1915 millionaire's mansion that they fully restored into a fishing retreat. At the same time, John was building and running a wonderful rustic restaurant.

After 15 years, John and Peggy moved to Estes Park where John began to pursue his main interest – woodworking. John has been a resident of Estes Park since 1985 and has devoted himself to woodworking full time. He continues to seek new and Innovative designs while continuing to hone his time-honored techniques. The concept of simplicity in design has always intrigued him, and most recently, the lure of Early-American Folk Art in the form known as rustic or “twig” art has captured his imagination. Subsequently, John has sought to blend utility with aesthetics in a furniture style that he calls “Rustic Elegance.” John’s furniture has caught the eyes of many people, including the Archdiocese of Denver who commissioned him to build a remarkable armoire for the Pope. John has diverted most of his recent attention to bowl turning. He loves the challenge of turning a large chunk of wood into a work of art. John’s goal is to find the unique characteristics that Mother Nature placed there, and to collaborate with her to draw them out and share with the world. He certainly does just that. John turns a variety of bowls, from rustic and multipurpose utility bowls to paper-thin vessels and hollow forms, to wall hangings or just art pieces. One of John’s most spectacular techniques is etching and burning graphic designs into his creations. He often enhances his pieces by introducing natural stones, such as turquoise. The end result is a unique cre-

ation enhanced by natural and dramatic color. For years, John’s delightful work has inspired awe and admiration. Whether influenced by Native American, Irish/Celtic, or Asian cultures, John Lynch's woodworking is an eclectic blend of superior talent and taste that is appreciated as a timeless classic. John’s work has been featured in many of the most celebrated galleries along Colorado's Front Range and in Estes Park and Grand Lake, although recently, he has been directing attention towards his own gallery, located on his property in Estes Park. Join us at the Art Center of Estes Park on July 22, 2022, from 5-7 p.m. Enjoy the artwork of our featured artist, Scott Dorman, photographer and our highlighted artist, John Lynch, woodworker.

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“THE BLAME GAME: THE OPPOSITE OF OWNERSHIP” This week several newspapers have confronted the question of the responsibility that parents must assume when their children violently take the lives of others. Many parents would like to let the blame rest on others, instead of ‘owning up’ to the fact that often they are the main contributors to their child’s acting out behavior…both before and during the time any crime is committed. Many parents are guilty of refusing to be truthful about the reasons for their children’s behavior long before the deed for which they may most be remembered. One school’s staff in response to a lawsuit brought by parents over their children’s failing grades and low achievement test scores put this voice mail message on their phone system: “Hello! You have reached the automated answering service for your school. Please listen to all your options before making a selection: To lie about why your child is absent, press 1. To make excuses for why your student did not do his work, press 2. To complain about how we do things, press 3. To swear at staff members, press 4. To ask why you didn’t get information that was actually enclosed in our newsletter and sent home with your student, press 5. If you want us to raise your child, press 6. If you want to reach out and slap someone, press 7. To request another teacher be given your child for the third time this year, press 8. To gripe about bus transportation, press 9. To complain about school lunches, press 0. But if you realize that your child and his parents are accountable and responsible for his or her own behavior, class work and homework – and that it is not the teacher’s fault for your child’s lack of effort and achievement – please hang up now and have a nice day!” In her bestseller, What Is a Family? Edith Schaeffer devotes her longest chapter to the idea that “a family is a perpetual ‘relay of truth’…the place where principles are hammered and honed on the anvil of everyday living, where character traits are sculptured under the watchful eyes of moms and dads.” She reminds us that all these qualities must be ‘passed on’ to children like ‘batons’ in a relay race: Determination – ‘stick to it regardless’; Honesty – ‘Speak and live the truth always’; Responsibility – ‘Be dependable, be trustworthy’; Thoughtfulness – ‘Think of others before yourself’; Confidentiality – ‘Don’t tell secrets. Seal your lips’; Punctuality – ‘Be on time’; Self-control – When under stress, stay calm’; Patience – ‘Fight irritability, be willing to wait’; Purity – ‘Reject anything that lowers your standards’; Compassion – ‘When another hurts, feel it with him’; Diligence – ‘Work hard. Tough it out’. We’ll all agree that Edith Schaeffer is telling it like it is. And this must be done over the long haul. Your children’s race is not a sprint…it is a marathon. There is no fifty-yard dash when it comes to character building. Relays require right timing and smooth handoffs…hour after hour, day after day, in your own home…God’s built-in training facility. God Himself urged parents to ‘relay His truth’: “And you shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up.” (Deut. 6:7) Solomon would later remind us: “Train up a child in the way that he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6) We can visualize what a difference would have been made in the many places where boys, who did not have parents who carefully groomed them in the ‘race of life’, and who, because of that failure, left devastation in so many places. Let’s face and assume our responsibility to model for and encourage every young person we know to ‘run appropriately’ the race that is set before him / her. This may be the only thing that can turn around the tragic trend that has been hammering our nation recently. It must begin at home…and then be carried on by the rest of us. God will reward our efforts. Bob Lewis

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14th Annual Weed Roundup July 16th Noxious weeds are once again having a banner year, so keep removing and bagging these invaders. Removing and bagging flowers and seed heads will help curtail your weed population next year. Time and persistence will give native plants a better chance! The 14th Annual Weed Roundup will be held July 16th from 9:00 to noon located behind the recycling center at 666 Elm Road (follow the signs). No early birds or illegal drop-

guidelines. Owning property in the Estes Valley can be challenging and different! Bagging mature weeds this time of year is not ideal weed management and not how you want to spend your time. Be proactive – learn your native plants and manage the invasive plants in a timely manner with a weed management specialist if you don’t have the time, energy or expertise to manage

offs; the gate will be closed until the 9:00 a.m. start. Do not block the driveway entrance shared with recycling. The line will form up-the-hill/north of the entrance on the east side of Elm Road. Estes Land Stewardship Association (ELSA) volunteers will be on hand to answer weed questions and direct traffic flow. Educational displays and information will be available from Larimer County Natural Resources and Rocky Mountain National Park. Bring in your weeds – no slash, pine needles, cones, dirt, trash – in paper yard bags for free disposal. Please remove/shake off dirt from plant roots. Excessive weight of wet weeds and dirt is a safety hazard for our volunteers. Bag flowers and seed heads rather than entire plants. Read our weekly Estes Valley’s Weed Alert articles (published April through September in the EP News) to help identify invasive plants and manage seed producing plant parts for disposal. Weeds and trash can be disposed of year-around at Waste Management for a fee. Bags of non-weed materials or native plants will not be accepted at this event. Paper yard bags are available for purchase at local hardware stores. If you want ELSA to continue to sponsor these events, please adhere to the

your property. A list of weed management specialists who can help is available at: applicators Also refer to the information and Helpful Documents at Despite the crazy cool spring weather that turned into instant summer, the June 18th Monitored Weed Drop-off was a great success with over 130 bags of weeds collected and 50 folks in attendance! Other Monitored Weed Dropoffs are scheduled for August 20th and September 17th. These events are being made possible with the support from Estes Land Stewardship Association, the Town of Estes Park, Larimer County Natural Resources, Estes Valley Land Trust, and donations. Twenty Ob-Noxious Weeds in the Estes Valley weed booklets are available year around at the Estes Valley Library, Ace Hardware, True Value, and Estes Land Stewardship Association (ELSA) meets the first Thursday of the month (February, March, April & November) at 9:30 a.m. in the George Hix Room at US Bank. The next meeting is November 3rd. For more information about ELSA contact elsa.

Tennis Anyone?

Coming Soon


Residents and summer visitors are invited to join the Estes Park tennis community. We play at the courts in Stanley Park, near the high school. Men’s and women’s doubles on weekday mornings – mixed doubles on Sunday late afternoon. We would love to see you out on the courts. For more information, call Sally at 970577-9752.

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Member Spotlight: Deidra Hues

Deidra Hues has called Estes Park home since 2008. She met her husband, Shawn, while bartending at Time Out and they married in 2013. Hues worked at EPH for thirteen years and is now the patient access rep for UCH Primary Care, as well as being a part-time receptionist at Glow Salon and Spa. Hues is also a stroke survivor. Her doc-

Photo by Mary Moore

tor believes that two tiny holes in her heart from a birth defect were the cause. Hues commented, “I consider myself extremely lucky because I do not have any long term effects from the stroke. I felt dizzy and fatigued for about a week. After that, I took things slow, listening to my body. I started doing Spin Class with Ryan, then added 15•15•15 with Beth, but it was Megan’s Bust Your Butt that really helped me realize my strength and confidence again.” Hues radiates a positive outlook; she makes a point to spread kindness, and has an attitude of gratitude. She emphasized, “We never know what tomorrow will bring. I thank the Rec Center for getting me back to feeling like myself again.” When Hues isn’t working out at the Rec, she enjoys hiking, game nights, art journaling, live music, and spending time with Shawn and their two cats, Zig and Zag.

Invitation To Free Tuesday Evening "Burning Issues" Program At The Y "Y" campers and the public are invited to the 46th Annual Robert M. Lawrence Burning Issues Lecture Series for 2022, conducted at the "Y", free of charge. The presentations will be every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m., through August 9, in the Boone Family Mountain Center Presentation Room. Note the change of venue - directions are provided below. These lectures/discussions are delivered by professors and other highly experienced specialists in their fields. Some also are lecturers in the Colorado State University (CSU) Osher Life-Long Learning Institute - a popular adult education program conducted in some 140 U.S. universities. For you who are interested in current domestic and international affairs, please join us in exploring: 7/19 "Dr. Suess and the Consequences of the Military Competition between the US and the Russian Federation," Dr. Robert Meroney, CSU Prof, Ret. July 19: Professor Dr. Robert Meroney is retired from the Department of Me-

chanical Engineering, Colorado State University. His Ph.D. is from the University of California, Berkeley. Abstract: He will discuss the similarities between the cartoon book authored by Dr. Suess and the weapons escalation ladder that first developed between the US and the Soviet Union (Now Russia). 7/26 "Deploying the Hubble Space Telescope from Space Shuttle Discovery," Col. Loren Schriver, USAF, Ret, Astronaut. 8/2 "Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park: Then & Now, revised edition," Dr. James Pickering, Ret, and Derek Fortini, Director, EP Museum. 8/9 "Report on the U.S. Economy," Dr. John Olienik, CSU Prof, Ret. Directions: At YMCA entrance take Association Drive which passes the tennis courts and mini-golf course on the left. Across from them is the first stop sign. Turn right and follow signs to “Boone Family Mountain Center.” Park in the large parking lot and enter the front doors of the Mountain Center. The presentation room is on the lower level.

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What’s Happening At The Estes Valley Library SUMMER HOURS Tuesdays-Thursdays, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays & Mondays, Closed Curbside Services Pick up books, movies, audiobooks, magazines, kits, even Chromebooks. Available Monday-Saturday. Learn more at Library Two-Hour Parking Library patrons may use any of the seven free parking spaces marked “Library Reserved” during open hours. The spaces offer a two-hour time limit, for use while inside the library. These are located along the library’s northeast perimeter. No payment or permit required. SUMMER READING PROGRAM Oceans of Possibilities Read for pleasure and earn prizes. Listening to a book, or being read to, counts as well. This year’s theme: “Oceans of Possibilities.” Visit for full details and log log reading time. Made possible by the Library Friends & Foundation. MAKERSPACE Learn the Laser Cutter Friday, July 15, 2-3:30 p.m. Repeated Friday, July 29, 2-3:30 p.m. For ages 15 and up. Sign up at

Just Hanging Around

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Learn the 3D Printer Friday, July 22, 2-3:30 p.m. For ages 15 and up. Sign up at KIDS & FAMILIES Library Storytimes Preschoolers: Thurs., Fri., and Sat. at 10:30 a.m. Baby Storytime: Thurs. and Fri. at 10 a.m. Read to Therapy Dog “Bo”: Tues., July 19 at 10 a.m.and Wed., July 27 at 6 p.m. Outdoor Active Storytime at Mrs. Walsh’s Garden: Wed., July 27 at 10:30 a.m. COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS Gender: A Living Room Conversation Wednesday, July 27, 4-5:30 p.m., Wasson Room What’s the big deal about gender? Join this conversation about biological sex, gender identity, and gender expression, and share your perspectives. Sign up at TEENS & KIDS Game Day Free PlayVR Under the Sea Saturday, July 16, 3-4 p.m., Hondius

Room Tuesday, July 26, 4:305:30 p.m., Hondius Room Use virtual reality to explore under the sea. Sign up at Passport Around the Globe Tuesday, July 19 and Wednesday, July 20, 9-11 a. m., Hondius Room Enjoy crafts, food, stories, cultural information, and group activities themed around China and Tahiti. Two-day program for children ages 6-12. Sign up at Scratch Art Ocean Creatures Tuesday, July 19, 3-4 p.m., Makerspace Repeated Thursday, July 21, 1-2 p.m. Create neon ocean creatures against a black background with a scratch art technique. Sign up at Art Work Wednesday: Upcycled Jellyfish Wednesday, July 20, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Experiment with different art mediums and styles: create an upcycled jellyfish out of recycled materials. Sign up at Crochet a Jellyfish Saturday, July 23, 1-3 p.m., Makerspace Learn how to crochet a mini jellyfish. Materials and step-by-step instructions provided. Sign up at Kids Ocean Mindfulness & Movement Tuesday, July 26, 10:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m., outdoors Join instructor Diana Laughlin for games and stories, with kid-friendly mindfulness and yoga activities. For ages 4 to 10. Sign up at Harry Potter Craft Day Wednesday, July 27, 12-2 p.m., Hondius Room Celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday with crafts, snacks, and a viewing of Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone. Sign up at Book vs. Movie Club: Nim’s Island Saturday, July 30, 12:30-3 p.m., Hondius Room Book or movie—which do you like best? We’ll discuss the book, then watch the movie adaptation. Snacks and refreshments provided. Sign up at End of Summer Celebration Saturday, July 30, 3:30-5 p.m., Hondius Room Celebrate the end of Summer Reading Program with the final ticket drawing, snacks, beverages, and free book giveaways. Sign up at

Art Work Wednesday: Notebook Decorating Wednesday, August 3, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Makerspace Spruce up your back-to-school supplies with notebook collages and DIY decorating. Notebook provided. Sign up at WORKSHOPS Ethical Wills: When Nobody Wants Your Stuff Thursday, July 21, 3-4:30 p.m., Hondius Room & on Zoom Learn how to write an Ethical Will and create a meaningful ending for yourself that lives on for generations. Presented by Mindy Rickard, Program Coordinator for the Larimer Advance Care Planning Program. Sign up at (attend in person or via Zoom). Spark Joy: The Magic of Tidying

Saturday, July 23-Monday, July 25, online Learn the KonMari philosophy and principles in this 90-minute online presentation. You could win a virtual guide to help jumpstart your tidying journey. Sign up at FRIENDS & FOUNDATION Cliffhanger Used Books Cliffhanger Used Books, located next to the Post Office, is operated by the Library Friends & Foundation, offering gently-used books, movies, and music at discount prices. Now open daily for summer hours, from 10 6 p.m.

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Estes Park Senior Citizens Center Menu

Explore China & Tahiti With Passport Around The Globe Did you know that the giant panda lives in the misty mountains of central China and nowhere else on Earth? Or that Tahiti receives fewer tourists in an entire year than Hawaii gets in one day, making it one of the most exclusive destinations in the world? The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step… into the Estes Valley Library. Kids ages 6 to 12 are invited to attend “Passport Around the Globe,” a two-day workshop that will explore China and Tahiti through craft activities, sampling different foods, learning about international cultures, and enjoying group activities. “Passport” has been a favorite tradition over many years, taking kids on adventurous journeys to Brazil, France, Thailand, Italy, Egypt, and Australia. Through this year’s themes, kids will learn about the world’s most populous country, China, along with a beautiful destination in the South Pacific, Tahiti. The free sessions take place on Tuesday

July 18 – 22 Monday, July 18

Roasted Pork Loin w/ applesauce & vegetables

Tuesday, July 19

Chicken Quesadilla w/ soup of the day

Wed., July 20

Philly Beef Sandwich (topped w/ mozzarella cheese, green peppers & onions) w/ Pasta Salad

Thursday, July 21 Chicken Parmesan w/ Spaghetti, garlic bread & side salad Friday, July 22

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

July 25 – 29 Monday, July 25

Chicken Salad Croissant w/ Potato Salad

Tuesday, July 26

Bleu Cheese Bacon Burger w/ Pasta Salad

Wed., July 27

Chicken Alfredo w/ Spaghetti, garlic bread & side salad

Thursday, July 28 Country Fried Steak w/ Mashed Potatoes, gravy & vegetables Friday, July 29 and Wednesday, July 19 and 20, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Attendees must have completed Kindergarten and should participate in both days of the workshop. More information and registration are available at “Passport Around the Globe” is a signature event of this year’s Summer Reading Program, with the theme “Oceans of Possibilities.” In addition to activities happening every week through July, the Summer Reading Program invites patrons of all ages to log their summer reading time and earn great prizes. Summer Reading activities are made possible by the Estes Valley Library Friends & Foundation.

Lead a Life That Sparks Joy Method, a style of tidying that focuses on decluttering and organizing your space by keeping only those items you love. Huneycutt will provide her Spark Joy tidying checklist, which can be printed out and used as a guide to your organizing process. Registrants can also enter to win the Jumpstart Your Journey giveaway, where you Photo courtesy of Shannon Huneycutt/ will have access to a virtual guide If you’ve been avoiding that stuffed-toto help you begin your path to tidying the-gills t-shirt drawer, now is the perfect time to tackle it. Experience the life- up for good. changing magic of tidying up with a Attend at your convenience! Partici90-minute online presentation that will pants will be able to watch the presentaleave you feeling motivated to spark joy tion any time between 7 a.m. on Saturin your home, office, and life. day, July 23 and 7 a.m. on Saturday, July Estes Valley Library is proud to present 25. Be sure to have a standard t-shirt and a pair of pants ready for learning Shannon Huneycutt, founder of Spark the famous KonMari vertical folding Joy Charlotte and certified KonMari consultant, for an inspiring presentation technique. on what it means to lead a life that Learn more and sign up for this free sparks joy. Learn about the KonMari program at

Shrimp Basket (8 fried) w/ Homemade Chips & soup of the day

Meals are $7 for current 2022 EP Senior Citizens Center members and are by reservation only. (Or 3 meals for $20; use pre-paid meal tickets.) Exact cash or check payment required. 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 18th, you need to call before 1:00 PM on Friday, July 15th. 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); Crafts (Tuesdays 11:30-1) Two Bridge Groups: 1st, 3rd, & 5th Wednesday of the month & Every Thurs 12:30-4 PM Reserved Meals-to-Go delivered to your vehicle or EAT at the Senior Citizens Center Check out our website: or call for the latest information

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Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary Gathering For The Gavel Exchange Members of the Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary recently gathered to participate in the gavel exchange of leadership for our club. It was a perfectly beautiful evening at Performance Park and what is included with this article are some photos of the two gentlemen involved in this exchange, Past President, Cory Workman and incoming Sunrise Rotary President Dr. Aaron Florence. Cory’s leadership was remarkable as he led the club through challenging times with a smile on his face and laughter amongst us. His devotion to our theme and purpose as a club was equally as remarkable. We all praise and thank you, Cory. As for the outstanding young Dr. Aaron Florence, he shared these words: “Ours is a dynamic and active community. Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary works to solve the unique challenges of our community. I joined Rotary because I wanted to work with high functioning individuals who are problem solvers, opportunity creators and community bulders. I wanted to donate a portion of my time and attention to help make our mountain community even better. I try my best to be a good example to my five children and hope that they will embrace correct principles and then learn to govern themselves. Service Above Self is the Rotary motto, a strong goal-driven work ethic. Working towards a goal and selfless service are timeless truths that result in real change in our community and pave the path to

my personal happiness. These are some principles that my wife and I strive to instill in our children. I also wanted to have fun! We definitely have a highfunctioning and accomplished group of business, professional and community leaders at Sunrise Rotary, but one thing they are all really great at is having fun! The fellowship, friendship and camaraderie that I enjoy with my fellow Rotarians has brought more joy into my life and plants a smile on my face Tuesday mornings at our weekly meeting. I did not seek out a membership at Rotary. I didn’t know anything about it a few years ago. As with all our members, I was invited to join. After I learned what made Rotary tick, I gladly accepted the invitation to join. Similarly, I did not aspire to be in a leadership role in our club, but after I was asked to serve, I couldn’t say no. I hope that I can help our club continue to work hard and provide meaningful service to our community and have fun while doing it.” Please feel comfortable coming to a meeting and checking us out. We thrive on community service and impact! Our meetings occur at the American Legion the first four Tuesdays of every month and breakfast begins at 6:30 a.m. and the meeting starts promptly at 7 a.m. The meetings are a variety of topics and presentations and normally last from 45 minutes to no more than one hour. We look forward to your visit, Steve Misch Rotarian

Time To Enter The 19th Annual Nan Ryan Invitational Now is the time to sign up for the 19th annual Nan Ryan Invitational golf tournament, Saturday, July 30, at the 9-hole Lake Estes course. Tee off between 7:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Entry fee of $25 for passholders and $40 for non-passholders includes 9-hole greens fees, tournament fee, a $20 Gift Certificate from The Dunraven at Estes Park Resort, fruit and snacks, prizes for winning teams in all divisions and for special events, and a gift for each player. All proceeds from the tournament benefit the Estes Park Junior Golf Program. Last year despite a partial rainout, the tournament raised a record $6150, bringing the total raised by the tournament through the years to $50,655. “We hope to exceed that this year,” stated Ryan. “The money raised helps to buy golf equipment for the junior program participants, assists with scholarships for those who need financial assistance, and helps players participate in tournaments.” Format of play is a 4-person 9-hole scramble. You can sign up as a single,

with one or more players, or as a team of four. Divisions for men, women, mixed and juniors. Any junior golfers aged 17 and under pays no entry fee. This year there will be a raffle for a Callaway stand bag, retail value $210, a Callaway Men’s Right Hand Driver, retail value $310, several Masters Tournament mementos and various other items. Raffle tickets are $5 or 5 for $20. In 2021, the winning teams were Women’s – Kay Nikolaus, Ruth Moser, Candy Salzbach and Jan Alderman. Men’s – Alan Jackson, Rick Harris, Steve Thoms and Dave Coleson, and Mixed, Caryn, Jeff and Connor Cahill and Nick Korosek. “We want everyone playing to have fun, ” stated Ryan, “and we will have the usual unique challenges on various holes throughout the round.” Entry forms are available at the 18-hole Estes Park Golf Course or the 9-hole Lake Estes Golf Course. For more information contact Nan Ryan at 217-257-5718 or

Marissa Dennis And Jake Novak Are Married Marissa Dennis married Jake Novak on July 1st at her family’s home on Joel Estes Dr. It was a perfect afternoon/evening with all their family and friends in attendance and Marissa’s older brother, Chris Stoer, officiated the ceremony. Marissa is the daughter of Denny and Tania Dennis. Congratulations to the happy couple.

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OPEN HOUSE Sat., July 16 10am –12pm 1930 N Sharon Ct • $1,090,000 • 3 Bedroom • 3 Bath • 3,712 SqFt


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Knowledge, experience, skills to assist and educate individuals with and about wildlife encounters/situations. Specialty is elk, deer, bears, mountain lions. Part of Rocky Mtn. Cat Conservancy Research. If you see a kill site, call asap, or if you want more information or help with a wildlife situation, call Jayne the “Bear Lady” at 970-685-8756.

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Fabulous established floral business in Estes Park in operation for 15 years. Custom wedding and funeral arrangements, fresh cut bouquets, and the most adorable live plants around! The Fairy Gardens are so special and unique. Located in one of the most desirable wedding and travel destinations in Colorado, this bright, cheery and creative shop can be yours. A wonderful book of business, rental supplies, and history in the community that would be a wonderful investment for you. Only 275k, plus inventory. Great location and a calendar full of events already! Showings by appointment only. Call listing office for details.

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2719 Sunset Lane Beautiful home with unparalleled mountain views on 1.3 acres. Very private. Open floor plan with single level living. 2 bedrooms and two baths on the main floor, kitchen, dining room, living room, two car garage with additional room on the side for a shop or home gym. Upper floor has a third bedroom, full bath, study/office, rec room and lots of storage. 2 fireplaces. Lots of updates including new flooring, walls, bathrooms, owned solar system. Great views of Twin Sisters, Mt. Meeker and the Mummy Range from the spacious deck. Listed at $955,000

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The on-again, off-again sales tax exemption is on for the third time By: Paul Mueller, CPA

Governor Polis recently signed HB221406 authorizing another three-month sales tax exemption for alcoholic beverage establishments (bars, taprooms, etc.), restaurants, caterers, and food trucks for the months of July, August and September 2022. During these three months, qualifying retailers will be able to claim an exemption of up to $70,000 each month in computing their net taxable sales subject to the 2.9% state sales tax. The temporary exemption does not, however, apply to the computation of county, municipal and other local district sales taxes. To qualify for the exemption, qualifying retailers must charge the tax to customers and file their monthly sales tax reports on time by the 20th of the succeeding month. The rules are much the same as those that applied to the two prior three-

month temporary exemption periods consisting of November 2020 through January 2021, and June 2021 through August 2021. The Department of Revenue has created a page on their website with more information on claiming this temporary exemption at Qualifying retailers who did not take advantage of the exemption in either of those two prior threemonth periods can obtain a refund by filing an amended return for each month showing the exemption on Schedule A, line 12, and attaching Form DR 0137 (Claim for Refund) to the amended return. Based on the $70,000 exemption for the three, three-month periods (nine months total), qualifying retailers could save upwards of $18,000. Paul Mueller, Managing Director, CPA, Mueller Pye & Associates, 970-667-1070,

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What To Expect From A Financial Advisor If you know how important it is to invest for your future, but you’re unsure of the road to follow, you may want to get some guidance and direction from a financial professional. But if you’ve never worked with one before, what can you expect? Here are some things to look for: • Assessment – A financial advisor will assess your current financial situation – assets, income, debts and so on – but that’s just the start. These days, advisors recognize the need to view their clients’ lives holistically. Consequently, you will see questions like this: What are your feelings about investing? How would you judge your risk tolerance? What are your individual financial goals? What hopes and dreams do you have for your family? • Recommendations – Only after fully understanding your needs, goals and preferences will a financial advisor recommend any investment moves. There are no “one-size-fits-all” solutions. You may want to steer clear of individuals claiming to be financial advisors who “guarantee” big returns with no risk. In the investment world, there are few guarantees, and every investment carries some type of risk. • Communications – Financial professionals communicate with their clients in different ways, but you should always feel free to reach out to an advisor with any questions or concerns. Most financial advisors will want to meet with clients at least once a year, either in person or through an online platform, to review their investment portfolios. During the review, the financial advisor will help you determine if any changes are needed. But financial advisors won’t wait a full year to contact clients to discuss a particular investment move that might need to be made. Also, depending on the firm you choose, you should be able to go online to review your portfolio at

your convenience. • Technology – A financial advisor can employ a variety of software programs to help clients. For example, a financial advisor can determine the rate of return you might need to attain specific goals, helping shape your investment strategy. But there are also a lot of “what ifs” in anyone’s life, so an advisor can use hypothetical illustrations to show you where you might end up if you take different paths, such as retiring earlier (or later) than you had planned or putting in more (or less) money toward a specific goal, such as education for your children. Anyone’s plans can change, so the ability to view different potential scenarios can prove valuable. Above all, a financial advisor can help you feel more confident as you pursue your goals. Among investors who work with a financial advisor, 84% said that doing so gave them a greater sense of comfort about their finances during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a survey conducted in 2020 by Age Wave and Edward Jones. And during times of market turbulence, such as we’ve experienced this year, a financial advisor can help you avoid overreacting to downturns. When unexpected events crop up, such as a lapse in employment, a financial advisor can suggest moves that may enable you to avoid major disruptions to your financial strategy. Conversely, when a new opportunity emerges, perhaps from an inheritance or some other windfall, your financial advisor can help you take advantage of it. Navigating the investment landscape can be challenging – but the journey can be a lot smoother if you’ve got the right guide. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by our local Edward Jones Financial Advisors. Edward Jones, Member SIPC

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Estes Park Special Olympics Hosts Bocce Ball Games Estes Park Special Olympics organizers are hosting bocce ball games on Saturdays at 9 a.m. at Baldwin Park, near the post office. All ages are welcome to participate.

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Fishing at Fisherman's Nook at Lake Estes July 20 from 5PM - 7PM Jr. Ranger Headquarters at Hidden Valley in Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) July 21 from 9AM - 1PM Bird Walk at Upper Beaver Meadows in RMNP July 22 from 5PM - 7PM Transportation provided to RMNP events. We will meet at Estes Park Visitor Center to ride the bus to RMNP. Register here Pizza provided at all events Questions? email or call (970) 586-3055



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SEMANA DE LA CONSERVACIÓN LATINA Pesca en Fisherman's Nook en Lake Estes 20 de julio de 5pm a 7pm Jr. Ranger en Hidden Valley en el Parque Nacional de Rocky Mountain (RMNP) 21 de julio de 9am a 1pm Caminata de Pájaros en Upper Beaver Meadows en RMNP el 22 de julio de 5pm a 7pm

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Transporte proporcionado a los eventos de RMNP. Nos encontraremos en el Visitor Center para tomar el bus. Pizza proporcionada en todos los eventos.

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Leave Young Wildlife Alone

What We Can (And Must) Do By: Judi Smith


Tired of hearing ideas for what they can do about the current plight of our planet, I went to a Quaker-Unitarian meeting (QU) a few weeks ago, where we discussed what each household does or could do to increase the chance of sustainability. The concept was generated by an article in Yes! Magazine called,

list. No concept is too large or too small, too outlandish or not worth consideration. Small things done by many people reap large rewards. If the recycling of a single aluminum can saves enough energy to run a television for three hours, then collaboration on what else can be done might, just possibly, save the world as

“100 things you can do to help in the climate crisis.” I went to the website and read far beyond the article that had caught my attention. It is well worth perusing for anyone interested in the sustainability as well as other challenges of today’s society. The discussion, and the article, gave me an idea. The next few Eco-sense articles will present some of the ideas gathered – more than 100, collected from the conversation at QU, from my participation with the League of Women Voters Community Recycling Committee (CRC), from the article in Yes! Magazine (Yes), from the suggestions I receive by email (ECO), from the Colorado Sun (Sun), from my own thoughts (J), from the dinner table (D), from the New York Times Climate Desk (NYT), and from the Estes Park Environmental Sustainability Task Force (ESTF). If an idea is truly unique, I will designate the source, but more often these ideas come from many directions. These ideas will be divided into categories that will form the basis of future articles where I can research and present progress in that direction: This list will include things for individuals (and their households) to do. … Corporate actions that make a positive difference. … Ways in which the governments contribute. Read them and consider them. If something appeals to you, adopt it. Successful or unsuccessful, let me hear your thoughts. Have an idea not covered in these articles, tell me. I will add it to the

we know it today. Fifty years ago, when my daughter was three years old, my sister performed an interpretive dance solo depicting a girl from the inner city who had never seen a tree. I do not want her daughter’s daughter (who is now three years old) to grow old in the world that audition depicted -- nor her daughter or granddaughter. But, at the rate we are proceeding, there will come a time when even trees cannot “breathe” because there is not enough fresh air. Of course, people will be at risk long before then. I volunteer to be a collector of conjecture. The way to resolve the complexities of the crisis that continues to befall us is to work together toward a manageable set of resolutions that lead to complete recovery. I will present the collection in hopes of germinating a response which takes the original notion to a broader understanding. Little by little, we can address the future: not so fast that we cannot accommodate the solutions; not so slow that the world expires before we find them. I am sure we can identify over 160 separate ecological actions: some individual and some collaborative, some voluntary and some mandatory, some simple and some complex solutions. But we start with a clean slate. Do you know of something that absolutely must be incorporated? Let me know. Agree? Disagree? Comments

Our mother is likely nearby, but may have left us to find food and shelter.

■ Do not approach, touch or feed wild animals. ■ Enjoy wildlife from a safe distance. ■ Keep your dog on a leash on trails. ■ If you find an animal that appears sick or injured, leave it alone. Call a Colorado Parks and Wildlife office and talk to a trained wildlife officer for guidance. COLORADO PARKS & WILDLIFE • 6060 Broadway, Denver, CO 80216 • 303-297-1192 •

Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings AA of Glen Haven- Every Monday night at the Town Hall at 6:30 p.m. Early Worms-Monday thru Saturday at 7:00 a.m. (Tues., Thurs. & Saturday hybrid meetings with Zoom #796 839 839 PW:Worms20) at St. Bartholomew Church, 880 MacGregor Ave. Fall River Group Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held at 453 West Elkhorn: Sunday 6:00 p.m. Mon., Weds., Sat. Noon Fri. Noon and 7:00 p.m. Zoom Meetings-Everyday at noon Zoom #999 829 166 (no password needed).

Monday Zoom Big Book study at 7 p.m. #654 598 884 (no password needed). Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Zoom #999 829 166 West Side Estes Park AA, meets at 2515 Tunnel Road, Estes Park and it takes place Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. in the Dannen Library - located on the lower level of the Legett Christian Center. The AA Meeting website has over 6,000 members and there are 69 AA Meetings a week plus NA has 30 meetings a week. You can go to

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Louise Doreen Carlson

Louise Doreen Carlson, resident of Mack, Colorado (1985-2007) and Estes Park, Colorado (1970-2022) passed away peacefully on June 22nd, 2022, at the age of 79. Louise was born to Hillis and Doris Carlson on December 12th, 1942, and was raised in the Gill, Colorado area, east of Greeley. She would eventually graduate from Loveland High School, class of 1960. After high school, she attended Trinity College for two years in BannockBurn, Illinois. She didn’t complete college, but instead decided to marry and have a family. On March 15th, 1963, she married George Bentley Carlson of Galeton,

Colorado. They were married in the Evangelical Free Church in Greeley, Colorado. “G. B” and Louise spent 59 years together before her passing. She enjoyed raising her children in many different places: Gorham, New Hampshire; Eaton, Colorado; Harrisburg, Nebraska; Superior, Wisconsin; Estes Park, Colorado; Phoenix, Arizona; Rifle, Colorado; and Mack, Colorado. Louise was an accomplished and devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, homemaker, cook, teacher, gardener, shepherd, grand-mother, great-grandmother, and friend. She loved Jesus and devoted every aspect of her life to serving her Lord and Savior. Louise is survived by her husband,

George Carlson (Fruita and Estes Park, Colorado); three sons, Scott Carlson (Leslie) of Pueblo, Colorado; Aaron Carlson (Kristen) of Highlands Ranch, Colorado; Mark Carlson (Rebecca) of Lakeland, Florida; two daughters, Dana Rinaldi (A.J.) of Oak Point, Texas; Angela Oney (Trent) of Fruita, Colorado; an older brother, Corwin Carlson of Greeley, Colorado; 17 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Louise is preceded in death by her sister Lenore and brother Gordon. A Celebration of Life service will be held at the Mountain View Bible Fellowship in Estes Park. Colorado, 1575 S. St. Vrain Avenue (80517) on Saturday, July 23rd at 2:00 p.m.

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DELLA TERRA IS SEEKING a qualified, energetic individual for a combination Guest Services/Front Desk Position. This position includes Guest Service Manager and Front Desk days off coverage. Duties include supervising and assisting the Breakfast, Housekeeping, and Front Desk and coordinating with Maintenance to ensure Guest satisfaction. Responsibilities include monitoring process compliance, quality control, analyzing/meeting staff needs, and guest complaint resolution. Full time year round. Typical shift is 8am-5pm. Starting rate is $20-23/hour DOE. Send resumes to or apply in person at 3501 Fall River Road, Estes Park.

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Night Auditor Part Time, Year Round Contact Rhonda at 970-586-2358

Responsible for successfully cleaning cabins and lodges, emphasizing quality, accountability, efficiency, and timeliness in preparing guest accommodations. $14 - $16/hour with full benefits, childcare assistance, and generous PTO/vacation.

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AlaCarte Kitchen Store Join our team for part time year-round employment. Experience the joy of helping customers find their inner gourmet by showing them the latest gadget, tool, and other items to help them cook at home! Flexible hours and paid parking. Apply at the store and ask for Norey.

Responsible for shift management of all kitchen & back of house food service operations at Estes Park Center; including menu planning, food preparation, ordering, and kitchen cleanliness. $17 - $18/hour with full benefits, childcare assistance, and generous PTO/vacation.

STELLA’S PLACE is now Temporarily closed as we are low on staff. We are hiring for: SANDWICH MAKERS/PREP COOKS, SERVERS COUNTER HELP Contact Chef Rob Corey at 970-586-9000

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BuiLding MainTenanCe TeCHniCian This position focuses on the maintenance and repair of all aspects of the Estes Park Center facilities. $18.75 - $22.28/hour with on-site housing, full benefits, childcare assistance, and generous PTO/vacation.

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Nurse Practitioner

Housekeeping team (2) to clean in campground. Housing, Laundry and Training provided. 25/30 hours/week.

Estes Park Health is now hiring a PRN (as needed) and Seasonal, Nurse Practitioner. Both positions will receive a pay rate differential.

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HOUSE CLEANERS NEEDED Mountain Maid is looking for morning to mid afternoon help with Vacation Rentals and Residential cleaning. All products are provided, $20-$25 hourly or by house. P/T Call 719-240-3180

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Rams Horn Village Resort has year round full time and part time positions available in our Guest Services/ Housekeeping Department: $16-18/hour, plus tips, a summer bonus up to $1500, and benefits package for full time employees. 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

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Retail Warehouse


Seeking team players to work with the Conservancy’s retail team in warehouse operaƟons in RMNP.

Warehouse posiƟons  Full Ɵme, seasonal through December, 2022  Full Ɵme; year round  $16.50 – $17.00/hr with some benefits  AssisƟng manager with merchandise flow,

pricing, stocking, delivery, and computer help. YMCa oF THe roCkies 2515 Tunnel road estes park, Colorado, 80511

Housekeeping Crew Leader Responsible for leading a housekeeping crew with an emphasis on quality, accountability, efficiency and timeliness. $18/hr. with full benefits, childcare assistance, and employee perks.

See full posiƟon descripƟon on our website before applying Call 970-586-0121 for applicaƟon informaƟon, quesƟons, or to apply, or e-mail:


Full details on open positions can be found at Full-time Civil Engineer I/II Emergency Services Dispatcher I/II/III Events Maintenance Worker I Grants Specialist Groundworker (Limited Term) IT Support Specialist I/II Line Equipment Specialist I Mechanic II/III Police Officer I/II/III Street Equipment Specialist I/II/III Seasonal Positions Event Coordinator Assistant Community Service Officer The status of applications will be communicated via e-mail. By choice, the Town of Estes Park is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Full and part time jobs available. 970-518-4001

Silver Saddle Inn Now hiring: Front Desk Clerk Evenings required, Full time $17/hr - $20/hr DOE, Benefits Must be non-smoker.

Maintenance Full time Apply in person: 1260 Big Thompson Ave. or email resume: ESTES PARK SCHOOL DISTRICT R-3 VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT MIDDLE SCHOOL BOOKKEEPER/ SECRETARY TO THE PRINCIPAL SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS: • High school diploma or GED required • Accounting degree or bookkeeping experience preferred • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Quicken, and financial software operations SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Apply online at estesschools/onlineapp. Only online applications accepted. Salary range is $17.21 to $19.46 with single benefits. Up to five years of similar work experience from may be granted. Position is open until filled Estes Park School District R-3 is an equal opportunity employer.


Rams Horn Village Resort has a year round full time position available in our Engineering/ Maintenance Department: $17-22/hour, plus a summer bonus up to $2000 and benefits package for full time 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

YMca oF the rocKIes 2515 tunnel road estes Park, colorado, 80511

Bennett Preschool teacher Responsible for collaborating with co-teachers and the Preschool Director in teaching preschool age children using nature-based curriculum. Full-time, year-round position paying $19-$21/hour with full benefits and employee perks.

IT Manager Full Time, Exempt Position Pay Range: $38.64-$52.55

Liquor Store Clerk & Cashier Full Time/Part Time available Starting wage $17 hour Sign on bonus! Employee discounts! Please stop by for an application (970) 586-1930

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS: • High school diploma or GED required • Employee will work 2.5 hours per day on student contact days SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Apply online at estesschools/onlineapp. Only online applications accepted. Salary range is $15.32 to $17.32, no benefits. Up to five years of similar work experience from may be granted. Position is open until filled Estes Park School District R-3 is an equal opportunity employer.

Now hiring Non-CDL drivers Part-time starting at $17/hr plus tips, $2/hr shift differential pay for mornings and nights. Office Full time seasonal- $17-$18 an hour. Apply within at: Estes Park Shuttle 551 South Saint Vrain Ave

Rocky Mountain Conservancy

Visitor Center Retail Clerk


Help Wanted

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL VACANCY LUNCHROOM & PLAYGROUND SUPERVISOR DO YOU HAVE 2.5 HOURS A DAY TO DEDICATE TO KIDS? We are looking for part-time lunch/recess supervisors to engage with students as they eat and play. A great opportunity for a retiree or someone wanting to work a few hours a day.

Lifeguards/Head Lifeguards Year-round part-time up to 30 hours per week. Pay rate $13.00 to $18.00 per hour. We will provide lifeguard training and certification free of charge. Personal Trainers We are looking for Certified Personal Trainers to work with clients at the Recreation Center. Specialty Instructors Looking for language teachers, artists, and musicians interested in teaching a community class. Compensation includes: Employee discounts and free Recreation membership. Apply on-line:

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Seeking an experienced team player to assist the Conservancy’s sales department as a retail clerk in RMNP visitor centers.  Year-round, FT/PT & seasonal posiƟons available  $16.50 – $17.00/hr with potenƟal for promoƟon

Primary responsibiliƟes: ConducƟng retail transacƟons, and maintaining a clean and inviƟng sales area.  Fun and social working environment  Some weekends and holidays may be required

See full posiƟon descripƟon on our website before applying Call 970-586-0121 for applicaƟon informaƟon, quesƟons or to apply, or e-mail:

ESTES PARK SCHOOL DISTRICT R-3 WORK WHILE YOUR CHILD IS IN SCHOOL VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT FULL-TIME & PART-TIME NUTRITION SERVICE POSITIONS QUALIFICATIONS: • High school diploma or GED • At least 18 years old and eligible to work in the U.S. • Able to pass post-offer/pre-work physical demands and lift test • Able to lift 50 pounds routinely • Willing to work hard and multi-task • Team work and reliability a must • Confidential and trustworthy SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Apply online at Only online applications accepted. Salary range is $15.32 to $17.75 with single benefits. Up to five years of similar work experience may be granted. Positions open until filled. Estes Park School District R-3 is an equal opportunity employer

Estes Valley Recreation and Park District is an equal opportunity employer.

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Customer Service Associate

FT Year Round Employment At Local Grooming Shop Must Be Reliable Self Starter. Be Able To Lift 50+ Pounds Call 970-586-1988

Salud Family Health Centers Salud is looking for a Customer Service Associate in Estes Park. • High school diploma or GED required • Bilingual English/Spanish


Infection Prevention Program Manager RN Shift: Full Time, Mon-Fri, 8hr shifts

Salud Offers: • $17.90 to $19.40 per hour • Monday to Friday – 8:30 am to 5:30 pm • Comprehensive Benefits Package Apply at

YMca oF the rocKIes 2515 tunnel road estes Park, colorado, 80511

Bennett Preschool DIrector

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Responsible for the administration of the infant, toddler, and preschool program. He/she ensures compliance with licensing, fiscal success, and curriculum implementation. Full-time, yearround position paying $51,000 $55,000/year with full benefits and employee perks.

We’re hiring for the following positions starting at $18.00/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.

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Delivery positions FT/PT (Estes Park)

Needs to have a positive and welcoming attitude. Call 970-577-0174 or stop by for more information. Ask for Jennifer

Self managed day shift up to 6 days/week. Must be able to lift up to 70 lbs. Clean driving record. Vehicle and gas supplied.

NOW HIRING Apply at 854 Dunraven Street, Estes Park CO 970/586-1085

Full Time Housekeeper for Solitude Cabins Pick up application or call and ask for Kay. 970-577-7777 1885 Sketchbox Ln.

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Moving Sale: 2719 Sunset Ln 7/16 8-1, 7/17 8-2 Baby and toddler clothes/toys. Adult and maternity clothes. Bedding, throw pillows/cases. Couch cover. Dishes. Christmas decorations. Furniture. Towels. Pet items. Plants and planters. Scrap wood. Hand truck. Humidifier. FREE cleaning supplies.

!! HUGE YARD SALE !! *Furniture* *Toys* *Clothing* *LOTS OF MISC ITEMS!!* SATURDAY, JULY 16th 1740 TWIN DRIVE 8am-2:30pm

3BR, 2.5BA, 1 yr lease, great location, NP, NS $2350/mo 707-706-3781

Apartments Large Studio Apartment downtown. Single adult, NS/NP. 1-year lease, Avail July 1. Call (970) 480-5458 and leave voicemail. No texts.

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Commercial Rentals Three person professional Class A office. Located in Bank of Estes Park building on Saint Vrain. Previous attorney occupied for over 20 years. Two private offices with reception, onsite parking. Adjacent tenants are State Farm and Edward Jones. $1,600 per month plus utilities. Contact Thom at Verus Commercial, Inc. 303-589-1543 Office Spaces for Rent 1191 Woodstock Dr. Newly Remodeled 1200 Sq. ft w/ great parking. Near Hwy 7 & Fairgrounds. Call 402-730-4080 or 970-420-4388


REAL ESTATE Rocky Mountain High End Cleaning Residential-Vacation Hotels-VRBO We are locals, and we clean it all! 970.617.3967 www.rockymountainhigh

Home Repair/Service Estes Park Garage Door 14 point Tune Up & Safety Inspection Only $75 Call 586-8592

OFFICE SPACE 6 Offices/Whole 2nd Floor 850 sf, Yr. Lease Min. Private Parking, Bathroom, Sewing/Alterations Kitchenette, A/C. Reasonable Rates. Quality Remixed Custom Sewing Finishes. Services Located on River. Cushions, campers, Call Bret Freedman outdoor furniture, 970-215-2494 benches, leather and OFFICE SPACE For Rent Industrial Repair. Local - call Beth 970-290-4488 970-492-5446

Office Space for Rent 536 sq. ft., $1,350/mo., Suite 101, lower level 501 So. St. Vrain. The office space is available 07/06/22. Electrical, natural gas, water, trash removal included. Telephone and communication service shall be at expense of Lessee. Inquiries, please contact Samantha Diedrich Bank of Estes Park, 970-586-4485.

Estes Park Gun & Archery Club Outdoor Range is open to the public every Saturday from 9:00 am to noon, June through October. Bring your own firearms and ammunition (no shotguns). 970 Noel’s Draw Lane. Cost is $5 per person, ages 12 and up. More info at

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


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Julia Daley is hosting another HUGE Estate Sale on 7/16! 2410 Wild Bear Way $40,000 Hair-Nail Salon Tools, Fishing Gear, Lg & 30-years in Business Sm appliances, Dinner & 3 Stations-1 Nail Table Cookware, Call Bret Freedman Electronics, Furniture, Estes Park Home Finders Kitchen Cabinets, LOTS of 970-215-2494 Linens, Bed Frames, Art & Books, etc. You name it, we probably SALES have it! 9am-4pm on Sat. only. Early Birds pay double!

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Open House Sunday July 17th 10:00 am - 1:00 pm 880 Heinz Parkway Come see this incredibly beautiful home located in the West side of Estes Park at the entrance to beautiful Rocky Mountain National Park. 3 Bed, 1 Bath 1,272 SqFt $725,000

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

930 Juniper Ln, off Elm Rd, top of hill. Misc. furniSaturday 7/16, 8-1 ture, tables, chairs, hutch, 2612 Wildwood Drive elec. range , saw, etc. . Something for EVERYSat. 7/16 ONE! Vintage, Garden, 9:00-11:00 am Holiday, Kitchen, Cast Iron 2 Family Garage Sale Pots, Sivlerplate, Silverware. Thank you for Friday 7/15 and Saturday 7/16 @ 7am 1695 Gray coming! Hawk Ct. Furniture, DVD’s, 630 Whispering Pines Dr Books, Camping gear, Friday Saturday 15/16 household goods, art Lots of stuff work, clothes and much Vintage, collectibles, more. miscellaneous

Estate Sales LIVING ESTATE SALE Lots of Antiques & Collectibles. Vintage glassware - Waterford, Longaberger Baskets & Pottery, Pine Cabin Furniture, Dressers, Chairs, Couch, Bookcases. Linens, Small Area Rugs, Lamp Shades, Clothing, Blankets, Western Saddle. Rooftop Rodeo photo from Aug 9, 1947 (panoramic view). Oil Lamps, Large 18Q Roaster, Crock Pot, Pans, Kitchen Items, Jewelry Silver & Amber. Costume, some Estate Gold, Christmas Items - Lights & Paper. All clean and priced to sell! Will deal - one of our best sales! 1067 Morgan St. Fri 15th & Sat 16th, 9:00 3:00. Off Hwy 7. Look for signs with Garland! 970-586-0104 ESTATE/MOVING SALE Need to have one, but seems overwhelming. We do the work, you make the $. Local, Affordable, References. CALL JUDI 970-215-5548

LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice of Public Hearing for the Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) and Lift Station Improvements Preliminary Engineering Report (PER) for the Upper Thompson Sanitation District, Colorado. Date: August 16, 2022 Time: 4:00 PM Location: District Administration Building Address: 2196 Mall Road, Estes Park, CO 80517 Topic: WRF and Lift Station Improvements PER A third public hearing will be conducted for informing citizens and soliciting public input, written or oral, regarding the District’s WRF and Lift Station Improvements PER. The PER is a report detailing the project consisting of the construction of a new WRF; a new Fish Creek Lift Station (FCLS); a new Wapiti Lift Station (WLS); and associated interceptors and force main modifications and improvements. The PER is being submitted to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to qualify the WRF and Lift Station Improvements for a State Revolving Fund Loan. The PER provides a description of the existing treatment and collection system; the need for the proposed improvements; and the proposed $47 million project. Copies of the Preliminary Engineering Report are available for public review prior to the Public Hearing at the Upper Thompson Sanitation District Office, 2196 Mall Road, Estes Park, CO 80517 and on the District’s website The point of contact for the Upper Thompson Sanitation District is Chris Bieker, District Manager, 970.586.4544, and Upper Thompson Sanitation District, Chris Bieker, District Manager Published in Estes Park News on July 8, 2022, and July 15, 2022.

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Dr. Amber Busche 970-586-4418 600 S Saint Vrain Ave - Suite 5 •equipped to evaluate macular degeneration, glaucoma and cataracts •same day appointments for eye pain and emergencies •referral access to specialized surgeons & advocacy for the best care •full service optical for specialized eyewear Comprehensive Eyecare Right Here in Estes Park!


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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

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REAL ESTATE Simply. Elevated. Real Estate.

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