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Summer Hummer Photo by Jim Ward

Precious Pika

Pikas are mountain-dwelling mammals that are related to rabbits. They spend a great deal of time gathering grasses and flowers to help them survive the harsh winters at high elevation. Photos by Jim Ward


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Fentanyl Awareness And Safety By: Jeremiah Polucha, Interim Captain of Operations, Estes Park Police Department

The men and women of the Estes Park Police Department (EPPD) view themselves as guardians of our community, dedicated to protecting our residents and visitors from crime and danger of various forms. In accordance with this ethos, it is important to us to know our community is informed about a danger affecting our community, namely illicit fentanyl. Fentanyl is a powerful Schedule II narcotic analgesic, lawfully prescribed by doctors for pain management, but unfortunately also illicitly produced and unlawfully distributed by criminal organizations. According to the United States Department of Justice, fentanyl is 80-100 times more powerful than morphine and 50 times more potent than heroin. While pharmaceutical companies have robust quality control mechanisms, ensuring consistency of strength and dosage, criminal organizations have no such quality control safeguards. When fentanyl is produced by criminal organizations, the strength of each dose can vary significantly, which contributes to fatal overdoses. A single pill could kill someone. According to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), annual fatal drug overdoses in Colorado increased 51 percent from 2018 – 2020, and fatal overdoses involving fentanyl increased by 429 percent. Unfortunately, these state-wide trends have not spared Estes Park, as illustrated by the following two examples. On June 18, 2022, EPPD Officers responded to an illicit fentanyl overdose event, administered naloxone (A.K.A. Narcan), and

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saved the patient’s life. On July 12, 2022, EPPD Officers seized 27 illicit fentanyl tablets pursuant to a traffic stop. The Colorado legislature attempted to address this fentanyl epidemic by the passage of House Bill 22-1326, which was signed into law on May 25, 2022. Among other things, this bill provided funding for opiate antagonists (naloxone/Narcan) and community substance abuse needs, required CDPHE to develop and implement a state-wide fentanyl prevention and education campaign, and re-classified criminal penalties related to fentanyl. Noteworthy, this bill made it a level 1 drug felony if a defendant unlawfully distributed, manufactured, dispensed, or sold…fentanyl, and a person died as a proximate cause of using or consuming it. The EPPD, in partnership with our judicial and law enforcement partners, intends to investigate all fatal overdose deaths involving fentanyl as homicides. CDPHE provides standing orders (e.g. a prescription) to eligible pharmacies,

harm reduction agencies, law enforcement officers, and local public health agencies to distribute and administer naloxone. More information about this process can be found at https://cdphe.colorado.gov/preventionand-wellness/injury-prevention/overdose-prevention/naloxone-standing-orders. Individuals can obtain naloxone from their local pharmacy, or from a harm reduction agency. Local harm reduction resources can be found at https://harmreduction.org/resource-center/harm-reduction-near-you/. For more information about naloxone, visit the Colorado Naloxone Project at http://naloxoneproject.com/. Local substance abuse resources can be found at https://www.colorado.gov/ladders. The EPPD is committed to addressing the illicit use of fentanyl in our community and supporting our residents and visitors by providing education and guidance for locating substance abuse resources.


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Park-n-Walk Program Expanded To Include Alternative Transportation In response to downtown employee feedback, the Town has expanded its Park-n-Walk Incentive Program to include a registration option for those using alternative forms of transportation to get downtown this summer. Such alternatives include human- or electric-powered micromobility devices (e. g., e-bike, e-scooter), carpooling, and electric vehicles. Registration details for the expanded Park-n-Walk Incentive Program for alternative transportation modes can be found at bit.ly/3aHno3L directly and via www.estes.org/parking. Registration details for the basic Park-n-Walk Incentive Program can be found at bit.ly/3PJnY0w and www.estes.org/parking. Those using a variety of transportation modes (e. g., drive and park one day, ride a bike the next) are eligible to register for both the expanded and basic programs. Each month this summer—June

through October—the Town will randomly draw a winning name from all program registrants. Monthly winners will be contacted regarding where to pick up their prize pack, which will feature items purchased from downtown businesses. At the end of the summer, a Grand Prize winner will be drawn. The purpose of the Park-n-Walk Incentive Program is to reduce demand on the Town’s limited downtown public parking during the busy summer months. The Town will also be tracking the environmental benefit of the complementary human and electric-powered Park-n-Walk Incentive Program offering. For more information visit www.estes.org/parking. Questions about the expanded and basic programs can be directed to the Town’s Parking and Transit Division at vsolesbee@estes.org or 970-577-3957.

The charge(s) are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. On 7/12/2022 at 10:55 p.m. police stopped a 22 year old female driver from Larimer County at Mall Road at Joel Estes Drive. The woman was found to be wanted on a warrant for a misdemeanor traffic offense. She was arrested and later released on bond from the EPPD. On 7/12/2022 at 10:23 p.m. police stopped a driver in the 2200 block of Big Thompson Avenue for a traffic offense. Upon contacting the passenger in the vehicle, police arrested the 29 year old female from Loveland, CO and charged her

with unlawful possession of Fentanyl, unlawful possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a weapon by a previous offender. The female was arrested and transported to the Larimer County Jail. On 7/17/2022 at 2:22 p.m. police were called to the 400 block of Wonderview Avenue, on a report of a shoplifting complaint. On scene, police arrested a 35 year old male from Loveland, CO and charged him with first degree aggravated motor vehicle theft. The male was arrested and transported to the Larimer County Jail.

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 10, the Estes Valley Fire Protection District (EVFPD) responded to 23 calls for service. This included:

• Emergency medical (assist EPH): 2 • Alarm Activation: 3 • Smoke Investigation: 1 • Odor Investigation: 1 • Gas Leak: 4 • Motor Vehicle Crash (MVC): 5 • Possible Illegal Burn: 5 • Structure Fire: 1 • HazMat Clean-up: 1

YMCA Of The Rockies International Fair YMCA of the Rockies invites the community to the annual International Fair. Each year, YMCA of the Rockies employs dozens of international staff from countries all over the world. These staff members enrich the experience our guests receive, the staff experience and the community during the time they are here. Please join us in celebrating them and learning about their cultures at the annual International Fair Wednesday, July 27, 5-7 p.m. on the Administration Building porch.


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Historic Downtown Walking Tours With The Estes Park Museum

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Vino on the Veranda + Margaritas FRIDAY, July 29th 5:00-8:00pm A Social Event at the Stanley Home Museum You are invited to take a step back in time for a most charming event at the original 1904 home of Flora and F.O. Stanley. Enjoy the spectacular view, refreshing margaritas, and a sampling of wines and local craft beer served on the home’s iconic veranda. Proceeds from this event support the museum’s educational initiatives and preservation of the historic Stanley home. Advance reservations are required and tickets can be purchased online for $35 per person. Visit www.StanleyHome.org/events. Guests must be picked up and dropped off by our shuttle at the Estes Park Visitors Center. Shuttle service will run every 15 minutes throughout the evening.

Calling all lovers of Estes Park, history, architecture, and more! Discover the hidden past on a walking tour of downtown Estes Park with the Estes Park Museum. During the tour, participants will be guided by trained docents to explore the beautiful downtown district accompanied by historical photographs from the Museum's collection to aid in comparing the past to the present. In 1905, Cornelius Bond and the Estes Park Town Company hired Abner Sprague to plat the downtown district. Within weeks, lots along the street named "Elkhorn Avenue'' were taken up and new businesses were established. Over the course of a decade, the basic footprint of the town we know today was established by many of the buildings that started out as hotels, schools, private homes, and businesses. Tours are offered every Thursday through the summer at 10:00 a.m., as well as additional evening tours being offered at 4:30 p.m. July 22 & August 5, and 5:00 p.m. on August 31. Please check the Museum's website for more dates to come! Tours meet at the northeast corner of Bond Park (next to the bronze Enos Mills sculpture at MacGregor and Park Avenues). The tour group will walk west through town, return to the same site after about an hour of fun, and travel a distance of 0.7 miles. Tours are free, but donations are welcome. First come, first served; no reservations required. Space is limited to about 12 people. Tour guide microphone with earpiece can be made available upon request.

Celebrate Garden Day At Mrs. Walsh’s Garden on July 28 All are invited to the annual Garden Day event at Mrs. Walsh’s Garden on Thursday, July 28, 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. The event is being hosted by Mrs. Walsh’s Garden Advisory Committee, and light appetizers and refreshments will be served. Committee members will help answer questions about native plants and the history of the garden, and the Town’s Parks Division staff will be giving away native plants collected and grown right here in Estes Park. Mrs. Walsh’s Garden is located on West Elkhorn Avenue across from Performance Park. In 2017, Mrs. Walsh’s Garden was do-

nated to the Town of Estes Park with funding provided by the Lamy Endowment Fund. The wheelchair-accessible garden is open daily throughout the year, from dawn to dusk, and admission is free. Mrs. Walsh’s Garden Advisory Committee, comprised of local residents, helps maintain the garden and provide educational programs. For more information about Mrs. Walsh’s Garden, please visit www.estes.org/mrs-walshsgarden or contact Brian Berg, Public Works Parks Division Supervisor, at 970-577-3783 or bberg@estes.org.


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Exclosure near Holzwarth Historic Site with external beaver dam. Photo courtesy Rocky Mountain National Park.

Collaborative Kawuneeche Valley Ecosystem Restoration Efforts Highlighted July 23 In Rocky Mountain National Park And Grand Lake The Kawuneeche Valley Ecosystem Restoration Collaborative (KVERC) is holding a public outreach event on Saturday, July 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to inform community members and visitors to Grand County and Rocky Mountain National Park about ecosystem impacts and proposed restoration efforts in the area. KVERC is a partnership comprised of Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP), Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, Grand County, Town of Grand Lake, Northern Water, Colorado River Water Conservation District, and The Nature Conservancy. KVERC is focused on ecological restoration to support the environmental well-being of the Kawuneeche Valley, located where the Colorado River headwaters flow through Rocky Mountain National Park and private lands and into Shadow Mountain Reservoir near the Town of Grand Lake. Its ecosystem is in transition, having changed dramatically throughout recent history. KVERC was formed to address ongoing environmental changes in the Kawuneechee Valley and is considering a variety of stream and wetland restoration projects on public and private lands. Critical funding support is being provided by Rocky Mountain Conservancy, The Nature Conservancy and Northern Water. KVERC Outreach Event Details:

Booths will be set up at the Kawuneeche Visitor Center on the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park and at the Town Park in the community of Grand Lake, where visitors can meet with KVERC members to learn more about the initiative. Additionally, field tours of an existing restoration site in RMNP will be led by KVERC members on the hour (at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and 12 p.m.) to highlight conditions inside and outside of elk and moose exclosure fencing. Interested field tour participants should park at the Holzwarth Historic Site parking lot and plan to hike approximately 0.8 miles on a dirt road and off trail across the Kawuneeche Valley meadow. Rocky Mountain National Park requires a timed entry permit to enter the park between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Participants can either enter the park before 9 a.m. to attend one of the hikes or obtain a permit through the Recreation.gov website. To visit the booths at Grand Lake or the Kawuneeche Visitor Center, no timed entry permit is required. For additional information, please visit KVERC’s website at www.co.grand.co.us/KVERC. For further information about Rocky Mountain National Park, please visit www.nps.gov/romo or call the park’s Information Office at (970) 586-1206.

Estes Park Museum Friends Gift Shop Christmas in July Raincheck Due to the closure of A copy of This was the Estes Park MuEstes Park: Historical seum on July 9, the last Vignettes by Ruth day of the Christmas Stauffer and a Museum in July Sale, there will logo mask are free with be a make-up day on purchase. Saturday, July 23, 2022 *The latest title from from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 the Estes Park Museum p.m. Friends & Foundation All shoppers will rePress, A History of the ceive 15% off their Southern Estes Valley purchases and Friends with Special Emphasis members will receive on Carriage Hills by 25% off. The Estes Robert Leavitt is not elPark Museum Friends Gift Shop is a hid- igible for these discounts. The regular den gem for your gift buying needs. Friends members discount of 10% will still apply.


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Estes Park Health (EPH) strongly encourages Estes Valley community members to attend one or more of a series of public, EPH Special Board meetings via GoTo Webinar on dates and times listed below. Participants will learn about and discuss proposed actions to strengthen EPH services and finances. The proposed actions are intended to allow EPH to provide sustainable high-quality healthcare services to our community members and visitors. Wednesday, July 20-7:00-8:00 a.m., 1:00-2:00 p.m., 6:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday, July 21-7:00-8:00 a.m., 12:00 noon-1:00 p.m. Monday, July 25-5:30-7:30 p.m.- (EPH July Board Meeting) Tuesday, August 2-12:00 noon-1:00 p.m. Monday, August 8-5:30-7:00 p.m. Please email rryan@eph.org to register for the GoTo Webinar meeting or call 970-577-4470. Because Larimer County is currently at the HIGH Strain Level on the CDC COVID-19 Community and Healthcare Systems Index, and cases of COVID-19 Omicron Subvariants BA. 4 and BA. 5 are increasing, community members will be able to participate in these meetings via GoTo Webinar only. Why are the proposed actions to strengthen EPH services and finances necessary? Nationally, the healthcare industry has been experiencing significant, ongoing adverse financial impacts from the COVID-19 Pandemic, and according to national and regional healthcare economists there is no expectation of a return to pre-pandemic conditions. Across the county, healthcare organizations are experiencing severe labor shortages with associated dramatic increases in labor costs. Nationally, the cost of contract la-

bor and cost of supplies has increased significantly. The 2022 EPH Budget presented at the December 14, 2021 Board Meeting included a projected $7 million loss from operations that was partially offset by nonoperating income that included $3.5 million in projected property tax revenues and $2.7 million in projected Federal Government COVID-19 relief funds. The overall impact of the operations loss and nonoperating income offsets was a projected $1 million overall financial loss in 2022. However, due to uncertainties about how much of the $2.7 million in projected Federal Government COVID-19 relief funds will be received, it is likely that the actual 2022 overall financial loss will be greater than $1 million. With Federal Government COVID-19 relief funding ending, unless mitigating actions are taken, the financial outlook for EPH in 2023 and beyond will be unsustainable. Faced with the projected 2022 and 2023 financial losses, EPH’s Medical Staff, Leadership Team, and Board of Directors are certain that, to continue to provide high-quality healthcare services and continue to survive financially, significant changes must be made in some of the hospital’s clinical and support services. As a result, the EPH leadership including the Medical Staff and the Senior Leadership Team, with the support of the EPH Board, initiated a thorough assessment of all EPH clinical and support services to identify opportunities to bring EPH onto a long-term, financially sustainable path through revenue increases and expense reductions. First and foremost, the primary focus of the entire Estes Park Health organization, including the Medical Staff, Senior Leadership and Board of Directors is to... continued on page 7


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continued from page 6 provide high-quality, sustainable healthcare for our Estes Valley residents and visitors. As part of the plan to provide highquality, sustainable healthcare for our Estes Valley residents and visitors, EPH has announced successful recruitment of a number of physician positions that will serve important community healthcare needs and also make positive financial contributions to EPH: Dr. Cynthia DiLauro, MD - Internal Medicine – for the recently retired Dr. Luchsinger – Starting Nov. 1, 2022 Dr. Sarah Dech, MD - Ophthalmology - for the recently retired Dr. Prochoda – Starting Sept. 19, 2022 Dr. Paige Dekker, DO - Family Medicine – Started July 18, 2022 Dr. John Knudtson, MD - Radiologist – Started April, 2022 Dr. Paxon Riding, DPM - Podiatry – Started June, 2022 To add and restore high-quality healthcare services our community needs, and to make positive financial contributions to EPH, Chemotherapy services have been restarted, and EPH proposes to expand Cardiac Rehabilitation Service (Phase I and II), Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Service, and a Diabetic Nutrition Education Service. In addition to filling these positions, EPH will also initiate searches for a Urologist and some other clinical services based on our community’s demographics and the positive financial experience with these services at other Critical Access Hospitals like EPH. All of these additions will provide high-

quality healthcare services to our community and will support a sustainable future by making positive financial contributions to EPH. Along with these service additions, EPH has proposed a number of expense reduction efforts in support services including leadership and workforce reorganization, information technology, and revenue cycle processes. Some clinical services like Home Health, Home Care, and Hospice need to be optimized as well. EPH is committed to following best practices to provide high-quality healthcare. In a small community like ours, some clinical activities do not have enough volume to meet best practice requirements. These low-volume clinical services can be better provided by resources and facilities available on the Front Range. It has been proposed that Inpatient Pediatrics and Obstetric Delivery services be transferred to nearby affiliate organizations that have sufficient patient volumes to maintain staff expertise and provide enough revenue to support the required staffing levels. Transferring these services to nearby organizations will also eliminate the need for very costly on-call services that are currently required 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, but are rarely used. The EPH Senior Management Team and Board of Directors look forward to discussions with our community members about a sustainable future for EPH. If you have questions or comments about these proposed changes, please attend the upcoming public meetings listed above or on the EPH website, email rryan@eph.org or call 970-5774470.


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For over ten years, friends and neighbors have made it a tradition to read and discuss a shared book on an annual basis, always making new friends in the process. Not flood, not fire, nor global pandemic has halted this spirit of community unity. The annual literary celebration called One Book One Valley has taken us on some amazing journeys. During the past eleven years, we’ve taken literary walks in the woods, re-lived the rollicking Wild West, and explored Depression-era Appalachia. Last January, we learned about the Viet Nam War from the point of view of the Trần family. The Mountains Sing is an enveloping, multigenerational tale that showed us the true power of kindness and hope. Where will we go next? After much review and careful thought, our One Book One Valley committee, made up of community members like you, narrowed the selection down to three titles, each with great discussion and program potential. Now through August 12, we’re seeking your vote to choose the 2023 book. Without further ado, here are the three finalists listed alphabetically by author:

● Finders Keepers by Craig Childs ● Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel ● The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab We invite you to vote now to select the next literary journey happening in January 2023. Visit estesvalleylibrary.org to find brief summaries of each so that you can help choose the winner. Please submit one vote per person. We'll reveal the winning title in early November, then One Book One Valley takes place in January. More details will follow! Copies of the book will be available for reading and sharing, thanks to generous support from the Library Friends & Foundation. Thanks also goes to our “One Book” committee, which over the past decade has been composed of library staff, Friends & Foundation board members, and book-loving community volunteers. Now over a decade strong, we invite you to take part in this opportunity to celebrate literacy, community, storytelling, and civic dialogue through the shared reading of a single title.


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I was tooling along in my car, wondering how hot it has to get before tires melt, when I pulled up at a stoplight behind an SUV with a personalized license plate. That meant the driver of the SUV kindly provided entertainment to shorten the tedium of a long red light. The plate I sat behind today read, RN4FLYT. I tried every which-way to figure out what the message was, but the light turned green and the SUV turned right. My temporary distraction drove away. I accelerated through the intersection and returned to decoding. Did the RN mean Registered Nurse, or did RN stand for Ron? Ran? Run? Run for Flight? Was the driver saying she runs for flights of beer? Or is she always late getting to the airport and has to run to catch her flight? Was the driver a nurse in flight—from COVID? I was stumped. Another vanity plate I recall was MRSTMNT. Did it mean Mr. Statement? Mrs. Tenement? I was perplexed. Later I mentioned it to my nephew as he drove us along the streets of Sacramento. “What could it mean? ” I asked, shrugging my shoulders. Tim looked at me sideways. I knew he wanted to roll his eyes but he respected his aunt too much to do it. However, he couldn’t hide that he thought I resided in a cave without television and I was just getting around to discovering fire. “You’re kidding, right? ” he said. “What? ” I asked. “Is it a joke? ” The joke was on me. Tim informed me that TMNT stands for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. My jaw dropped. It is hard for me to believe there is a TMNT world out there that is so relatable to someone that she made a vanity plate out of it. The extent of my TMNT knowledge is that there are four green turtles that first came on the scene about 30 years ago, they wear masks, and two of them are named Michelangelo and Leonardo. That’s it. I got to wondering: what goes on in the lives of younger generations I have no inkling about (besides how to work phones and computers)? Tim is a Millennial, and look what I learned from him! TMNT. Cowabunga! Here is another example: I worked with a young lady this past week who is of the Zoomer generation. Lilly is a 12-year-old youth volunteer and we spent the day helping youngsters make code disks like soldiers would have used during the Civil War.

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Not many kids were interested in sitting in the heat to make code disks, so Lilly and I had time to talk. She taught me that a unicorn has a horn, a pegasus has wings, and an alicorn has both a horn and wings! I’d never heard of an alicorn yet here was young Lilly doting over them. She was also passionate about corgi mermaids, of all things. She showed me how to draw one—in case I ever want to. Like boys and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, there is a whole culture out there of young girls enthralled with alicorns and corgi mermaids. It is baffling, but then, why did I like Barbie dolls with their watermelon-sized breasts when I was a girl? I suggested Lilly and I make puzzles for each other to while away the time. So I drew some generic purple flowers and green leaves and then cut them up for her to put back together. But for me, Lilly made a delightful puzzle with a corgi alicorn and a corgi mermaid with the words, “It’s COOL to be different. ” Lilly’s message that we’re all okay just as we are is COOL!

A little later, with no motive other than to communicate clearly, Lilly referred to “dot Indians” and “feather Indians. ” I explained how her descriptions could be found offensive by some so she may want to say “eastern Indian” and “Indigenous Americans” instead. It was important to make her aware of how the words she used could offend, yet I was sorry to stifle her creativity. She took it in stride, exhibiting a mature ability to accept redirection graciously. Zoomer Lilly and Millennial Tim introduced me to interests I knew nothing about and now I know just a teensie more than I did before. I feel like I’ve attended a class at the Generation University. GNR8N U. You may let The Thunker know what you think at her e-mail address, donoholdt@gmail.com. © 2022 Sarah Donohoe

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Search and Rescue K9 Kismet (“Kizzie”) and handler Jeff Liddle will present to guests at the August breakfast event. Kizzie was recently recognized by the Boulder County Sherriff’s Office for her work on the Marshall Fire

Land Trust to Host Breakfast Event Showcasing Local Search And Rescue K9s Join the Estes Valley Land Trust on Saturday, August 13th and learn about the important roles K9s play in local emergency response. Attendees will meet local search and rescue dog Kismet (“Kizzie”) and her handler Jeff Liddle, and Loveland Police K9 JoJo and her handler Sgt. Steven Colburn. Through stories and demonstrations, our guest presenters will share the ways K9s assist with search and rescue efforts, apprehend criminals, detect dangerous or illegal substances, and more. Jeff Liddle and Kizzie will focus specifically on their search and rescue work finding lost individuals and searching for human remains. Jeff and Kizzie volunteer with Search and Rescue Dogs of the United States (SARDUS) and Larimer County Search and Rescue, and were recently recognized by the Boulder County Sheriff ’s Office for their cadaver detection work on the Marshall Fire. As an Estes Park local, Liddle is passionate about the ways K9s help protect community members: “Canine resources for search and rescue and law enforcement are invaluable assets for community safety. Just as it’s important for the community to know our local police officers, fire fighters, EMS, and search and rescue personnel, it is equally important to know the K9s who put their lives on the line so that others may live,” said Liddle. Sgt. Steven Colburn and JoJo will highlight the role of K9s in law enforcement

and patrol. Sgt. Colburn and other members of the Loveland Police K9 unit will provide a series of family-friendly K9 demonstrations related to detection skills, obedience, and patrol functions. After hearing from our speakers, attendees will have the chance to meet (and pet!) our guest K9s. “I’m amazed at the intelligence of these working dogs and the bond they form with their handlers” said Jeffrey Boring, Executive Director with the Estes Valley Land Trust. “I hope kids, families and other members of the community attend to see these dogs in action.” This breakfast event will be hosted inperson on Saturday, August 13th at the Hermit Park Open Space Pavilion at 8:00am. Registration is required and can be completed at: evlandtrust.org/rsvp. Registration is $15 per person, and includes a hot breakfast of eggs, sausage or bacon, fresh fruit, pastries, juice, and coffee. This event is for EVLT members only. New members can join for $35 and will receive two free breakfast vouchers. Join at evlandtrust.org/donate. For this family friendly event, children 10 years old and under can attend for free, as long as they’re accompanied by a member who is registered for the event. This event is outdoors. Please come prepared with a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, and jacket. Seating may be limited, so camp chairs are recommended.


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The Future Is Now! Act Now To Move Estes Forward A community conversation on the Estes Valley Comprehensive Plan The Town of Estes Park invites community members to participate in an interactive, small-group facilitated dialogue with community members from all parts of the Town and Valley about the hottest topics in the “Estes Forward” Comprehensive Plan update, which is a collaborative effort between the Town of Estes Park and Larimer County. The conversation takes place Wednesday, Aug. 3 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in-person at the Estes Park High School, at 1600 Manford Ave. The conversation will be facilitated in English and Spanish. Refreshments and childcare will be provided. Masks are encouraged but not required, and measures will be taken to practice social distancing. The conversation is a check-point with the community, to gather feedback on draft policies and actions in the draft plan, talk through the issues and exchange diverse perspectives within small groups. The draft is based on community input over the past year. Participants will be able to choose among breakout groups focused on various topics in the Plan, including housing, the built environment, the economy, sustainability, transportation, infrastructure, and public health. The conversation will be guided by the team from Community Conversations, a collaboration between Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership and the Estes Valley Library, and Town of Estes Park Planning staff. For anyone who cannot participate in the Aug. 3 meeting, the Estes Forward team will provide meeting materials on

the project website by Aug. 1 for feedback through Aug. 7. These engagement opportunities precede the finalization of the draft plan for presentation to the governing bodies, with public hearings and adoption expected later this year. More information on the Comprehensive Plan process is available at www.engageestes.org. Please don’t miss this important opportunity to contribute your voice to the future of Estes Park and the Valley before the final draft is completed! El Futuro es Ahora! Actúa ahora para mover a Estes Park hacia el Avance. Una reunión comunitaria sobre el plan integral del Valle de Estes. El Pueblo de Estes Park invita a miembros de la comunidad a participar en una pequeña charla interactiva, facilitando el dialogo con miembros de la comunidad de todas partes y alrededor del Valle acerca de temas de bastante interés en el “Actualización del Plan Comprensivo del Avance de Estes”, en el cual habrá una importante colaboración entre el Pueblo de Estes Park y el Condado de Larimer. La reunión toma lugar el Miércoles, Agosto 3 de las 5:30pm a 8:00pm en persona en la Escuela Preparatoria de Estes Park, en la dirección 1600 Manford Ave. La reunión será facilitada en inglés y español. Refrigerios y cuidado de niños serán facilitados para los que asistan. Se recomienda el uso de cubrebocas, pero no es requerido, asimismo, se tomarán medidas para practicar la sana distancia. La reunión es un punto de partida con

la comunidad, para recolectar aportaciones, ideas o sugerencias en la propuesta de políticas y acciones de acuerdo al plan propuesto, hablaremos acerca de los problemas y cambios en las diversas perspectivas dentro de pequeños grupos. El proyecto está basado en aportaciones de la comunidad durante el último año. Los participantes podrán escoger entre grupos de trabajo enfocados en varios temas dentro del Plan, incluyendo vivienda, entorno construido, la economía, sustentabilidad, transporte, infraestructura, y salud pública. La reunión será guiada por el equipo de conferencistas de la comunidad, una colaboración entre la Asociación de Justicia Restaurativa del Valle de Estes y la Biblioteca del Valle de Estes, y el Equipo de planeación del Pueblo de Estes Park. Para cualquiera que no pueda participar este próximo 3 de Agosto en la reunión, el equipo del Plan de Avance de Estes Park proveerá los materiales y contenido en la página de internet el 1ro de Agosto para una retro alimentación hasta el 7 de Agosto. Estas oportunidades de participación le preceden a la finalización del proyecto de plan para la presentación a los cuerpos de gobierno, con audiencias públicas y adopción previstas para finales de este ano. Mas información sobre este proceso de plan integral está disponible en la página web: www.engageestes.org. Por favor no pierda esta importante oportunidad de contribuir con la voz hacia el futuro de Estes Park y del Valle antes de que la propuesta final sea completada!

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Owners and staff were honored to welcome an early visit by Colorado Congressman Joe Neguse who stopped by to congratulate everyone at Bird & Jim and The Bird’s Nest on their upcoming grand opening. Photo by Zach Bunch

Celebrating The Grand Opening Of The Bird’s Nest The Estes Chamber will join owner Melissa Strong, and Mayor Wendy Koenig in celebrating the grand opening of The Bird’s Nest, with a red ribbon cutting on Thursday, July 21st. “We're so excited for Bird & Jim to spread her wings and grow with the addition of the Bird's Nest! We're so happy to be offering more delicious food and services to our community,” said owner Melissa Strong. The Bird’s Nest is a newly built multi use building, located across the street from Bird and Jim. The first floor is a café offering breakfast items, pastries, daily baked breads, soups and salads, paninis and pizza along with to-go picnic baskets and backpacks. Bird’s Nest Café will be open seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. The nest above is a fully accessible second story, private event space for up to 90 people. Located close to the entrance of Rocky Mountain

National Park, The Bird’s Nest is the perfect venue with a rustic modern look framed by beautiful mountain views. Bird’s Nest will be offering in-house and offsite catering with the same high-quality ingredient-driven Colorado cuisine and exclusive wine and bar selections residents have come to expect from Strong. The beautiful new Bird’s Nest, built by McLain Construction, is located at 1221 High Drive. 970-586-7546.


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MEDICINE FOR THE SOUL

THE MYSTERY OF THE AGES There is a mystery that many of you don’t know about. What is the mystery you ask? It’s that God has forgiven you of all your sins! Past, Present, Future! It’s God’s divine plan to have His family back again. In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve sinned and there nature became fallen, sinful, devilish. They were separated from God. Rom. 5:12 “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.” You didn’t choose to have that fallen nature, it passed down to you from Adam.

Derek Vinge Edward Jones Crew Volunteer For Lake Clean Up This past Saturday, July 16th, the Derek Vinge Edward Jones crew held a lake clean-up from 10 a.m.-noon followed by an appreciation lunch. There were over 25 people in attendance and trash was

picked up all over the lake and the fairgrounds. We are so grateful for our clients and the chance to give back to our community!

Because God loved you so much, His Son Jesus was willing to come to earth and take your place in Judgment and take the death that was appointed you. Jesus took our fallen nature upon Himself on that cross over 2,000 years ago. 2 Cor. 5:21 says it this way, “For God hath made him (Jesus) to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” All our sin, past, present and future was laid on Jesus. If He didn’t do that for us, we would have been destined to a devil’s hell. But because Jesus loved you and I so much, He was willing to become sin for us in our stead. After crucifying Him, they buried Him in a tomb and after three days

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and three nights in the belly of the earth, God said the Penalty for sin is @facebook.com/EstesParkInternationalChurch paid. God’s Spirit went into the bowels of hell and raised Jesus from the dead. Rom. 5:10 “For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” You and I have been reconciled, brought back into fellowship with God. He’s not mad at you. You job is to have faith that Jesus did that for you and ask Him to come into your heart. When you do that, Christ comes in you and gives you a new nature, the nature of God. Isn’t God good! He’s not holding your sins against you anymore. Won’t you come to Him today? Come visit us at EPIC and learn more about this good God. Love you!

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Fishing Technical Tailwaters With Alpine Anglers

If you want to catch big trout in moving water in Colorado, it’s tailwaters. And tailwaters are tough. Tailwaters are the streams below bottom-draw dams— the South Platte in Cheesman Canyon, the Frying Pan below Ruedi, the Yampa tailwater near Steamboat, and a few others. The steady flows and near-constant temperatures grow bugs by the ton and trout that you measure in pounds. But they’ve seen it all. Guide Matt Nisbet of St. Peter’s Fly Shop will share his experience and expertise with Alpine Anglers at their upcoming July meeting. His presentation— Fishing Technical Tailwaters—will highlight the differences between tailwa-

ters and the freestone streams most Estes anglers are used to. He’ll cover the wheres, whens, and hows of this challenging fishing and provide a few tips that could make the difference for you. Matt is a Fort Collins native who grew up fly fishing all over the front range and is no stranger to our local waters. Spending five years in Hong Kong, China allowed Matt to travel the globe searching for fish on the fly and gaining the experience that makes him a top guide. The meeting is open to the public, so join us for this informative evening. It’s Wednesday, July 27th, 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 or so at the Estes Park American Legion Hall.

7th Annual Estes Park Wine Festival Sat. & Sun., August 13-14 Tickets on sale now The 7th Annual Estes Park Wine Festival will take place Saturday and Sunday, August 13th and 14th, in beautiful Bond Park in downtown Estes Park. The festival will be open from 11:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m. Saturday and 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. The Estes Park Wine Festival is a 21 and over event. Ticket includes a wine glass, wine tote and unlimited tastings, along with live music, retail vendors, artisans and food vendors. Non-drinker and designated driver tickets are available at the gate for $10.00. There is no re-entry, feel free to bring your own snacks, chairs, wagons and blankets. There will also be a wine-check so you don't have to carry around your purchased wine! VIP Tickets also include VIP Tent, Wine Bar and Catered Food from Claire's Restaurant. Wineries Attending 2022 Aspen Peak Cellars Avanti Winery BBC Wines Black Arts Cellars Blending Winery at Hillside Vineyards Chill Switch Wines Climb Hard Cider Company Colorado Sake Company Cottonwood Cellars Deep Roots Winery Dragon Meadery LLC Hunters Moon Meadery LaNoue DuBois Winery Meadkrieger Meadery LLC Mountain Spirit Winery OBC Wine Project Queen Bee Brews Snowy Peaks Winery Ten Bears Winery Vinnie Fera Winter Park Winery Retail Vendors 2022 Best of Breckenridge Blackburn Artistry Booze Bling, LLC Boutique by Sonja Bowled Over Ceramics Busted Barrel Furniture Company By George CBD Cathy's Upcycled Aprons Crafty Lizard Designs Cutco Cutlery Down Home Boutique Fido's Fashions Hearten Creations Hey Crystal Hay Designs Innovative Marketing Insights Kosmima, LLC Lapis and Lemongrass Larimer County GOP Living Well Intentionally (Doterra) Medina Imports LLC One Offs Plus Passanante's Home Food Services

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Annaka Hogelin To Perform Recital At YMCA Library Garden

The YMCA of the Rockies Maude Jellison Library is hosting a clarinet/saxophone/flute recital by Annaka Hogelin on Monday, July 25 at 7 p.m. The idyllic setting of the library’s garden will enhance the beautiful music as Annaka plays a variety of classical styles on various woodwind instruments. All are welcome to come and enjoy this free recital. In case of rain it will be moved indoors

on the lower level of the library. Directions to the YMCA library: Upon entering the YMCA off of Spur Highway 66, take the second left and then the first right into the parking lot of Hyde Memorial Chapel where you may park and easily access the Maude Jellison Library which is directly behind the chapel. Call Robert at the library at 970-5863341 extension 1133 with any questions.

Monty Nichols To Perform At YMCA Of The Rockies On Sunday, July 24th, Monty Nichols will be the guest performer for the 10:00 a.m. worship in Hyde Chapel. He will also perform that evening at 7:00 p.m. in Hyde Chapel. This performance is free and open to the public. Monty Nichols is a singing/songwriting piano player, whose primary goal is to encourage people to include making music in their normal routine. A piano technician for the past 19 years, Monty owns a piano shop called “OprnOKT: All Things Piano” (that’s “opperknockity”), and services clients across North-

ern Mississippi and Eastern Oklahoma. He and his wife, Sharon have three grown daughters and now live in Water Valley, MS. Please join the YMCA this Sunday for this very special Christmas in July service. The Sunday service and concert are a part of the Chapel Ministry’s 2022 Summer Worship Fest program. Learn more about the YMCA Chapel Ministry and 2022 Summer Worship Fest at ymcarockies.org/activities/chapel-ministry/

Casting Lessons At Scott Ponds Andrew Limmiatis is offering free casting lessons at Scott Ponds from May-August 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.

Community Yard Sale Pancake Breakfast There will be a Community Yard Sale and Pancake Breakfast held on Saturday, July 30-weather permitting. Setup will be at 7 a.m., open to public at 8 a.m. until 12 noon at the Estes Park Masonic Lodge parking lot, 1820 S. St. Vrain Ave. Outdoor spaces are available for rent to sell your merchandise for $20.00. Call 970-577-8585 or 970-658-0184 for information.

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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 www.StanleyHome.org. 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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You Are Invited To Visit Local Gardens

The Estes Park Garden Club invites you to our 2022 Garden Days. Come and learn what is successful, how challenges are met, and share what works for you. The gardens are open Sundays, July 24 and July 31, from 1:00 - 5:00. See the schedule outlined below. This event is free and open to the public. July 24th 1:00 – 5:00 Kathy and John Long’s Garden 370 Whispering Pines Drive Blue Gate Garden is two years old this July. The garden’s focus is native flowers, shrubs, and trees with the twin goals of attracting pollinators and providing yearround interest. Jerry Lohse’s Garden 1909 Silver Sage Court Jerry Lohse’s property has four garden areas each highlighting different possibilities and solutions: (1) plantings above a retaining wall along the driveway; (2) a driveway meadow with catmint, pink potentilla, and a mix of wildflowers; (3) a backyard meadow filled with many different wildflowers; and (4) an enclosed flagstone patio area will a wide variety of natives and perennials.

July 31st 1:00- 5:00 Gosia and Scott Stewart’s Garden 3333 Little Valley Road Gosia and Scott’s Garden is only three years old and on a new building site, so it is still taking shape. There is one garden area by the main entrance to the house where they experiment with different plants, and another where you enter the house. Their goal is to use native and perennial plants so that after the plants are established, they can take care of themselves. Gosia observed, “Gardening in Estes can be very enjoyable once you let go of perfection (like keeping up with weeds)!” Estes Valley Community Garden 380 Community Drive The Estes Valley Community Garden provides a location for anyone interested in learning about high-altitude tree, fruit, vegetable, and flower gardening through experience and mentoring to reap the benefits of locally grown produce. Come and be amazed by what is possible right here in Estes Park. Questions? Reach out to estesparkgardenclub1@gmail.com or check our Facebook page: Estes Park Garden Club.

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“Scoop Up Some Fun” This Saturday At Mt. Calvary Ice Cream Social There will be a free Ice Cream Social this Saturday, July 23 from 2 - 4 p.m. at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, 950 North St. Vrain Ave. Please join us for ice cream and topping bar, foot tapping patriotic music and a welcome from Pastor Stevens and his wife Laurie. Bring your cameras/iPhones 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 welcome!


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The Old Gallery In Allenspark Announces Dan Crane Community Excellence Award Winners

Mark and Yvonne Jacobs.

Every year there are people who go above and beyond in serving the communities of the Peak to Peak area. To honor them, The Old Gallery in Allenspark presents the Dan Crane Community Excellence Award at their annual Gala. This year’s recipients are Mark and Yvonne Jacobs. The Jacobs were honored for donating their time and energy The Old Gallery.

For many years, they’ve tirelessly cut wood, split it, loaded it, delivered it and stacked it free of charge for clients of the Community Cupboard Food Bank. This year, they also donated wood to The Old Gallery for use as a community fundraiser, raising $700 for the nonprofit. The Dan Crane Award was created in 2014 to recognize individuals who have made exceptional contributions to our

community. Dan Crane was the first recipient for his incredible and unfailing service to the Allenspark area during the Flood of 2013. “When roads were washed out and area residents were stranded, Dan went to work clearing roads and driveways and rerouting water flow. He prevented Highway 7 from washing out near St. Malo Retreat, and rescued nine people who were stranded on Coyote Ridge," said board chair of The Old Gallery Laurie Von Wald. Sadly, Dan died too young in a motorcycle accident, devastating our small community. The Award was then renamed in his honor and is traditionally presented at the annual Gala. Other recipients have included Don Shalibo, Cathy Benjamin, David and Louise Pinkow, Vicki and Bill Dyas, Janet and David Robertson, Edie DeWeese and Linda and Trigg White. The Old Gallery is located at 14863 Hwy. 7 in Allenspark, just 20 minutes from Estes Park and Lyons. The nonprofit provides a variety of services to the community, as well as entertainment, educational presentations and classes. Twenty-five artists display their creations at The Old Gallery and a Rocky Mountain Nature Conservancy Store is there as well. The beautifully renovated 1940s log structure is also available for private events, weddings, rehearsal dinners and celebrations. Daily hours of operation are 9:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.


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Sarah K. Bassow Opens New Business, Wedding In Estes Park weddings are so often overlooked. The great part about them is while you can do something more traditional, you can also be more creative. I love Often Short Notice that!” Sarah loves helping people but Not A lways coordinate their perfect event and and knows the local vendors and Possibly One of a Kind how to source unique things. Small Weddings Whether it is an elopement, micro wedding, commitment cereCONTACT US FOR A mony or a renewal, Wedding in FREE 30 MINUTE CHAT Estes Park has you (and up to 10 Year Round guests) covered with their stanAll are Welcome sarah@weddinginestespark.com dard package or something more weddinginestespark.com bespoke. (970) 699-1546 She offers a base wedding package so a couple can get married right away, while they are here in Estes or she can help make it more of a special occasion, the Sarah Kathryn Bassow has recently sky is really the limit. She said, “My goal opened her new business, Wedding In is to make the couple’s special day someEstes Park. thing that represents who the couple is How it started. Sarah moved to Estes Park, CO in 1998 and what they want moving forward together.” and fell in love with the people, cool Why pick Wedding in Estes Park? nights, a particular coffee shop that made the best grilled cheese sandwiches Sarah said, “Offering all the amenities needed for big weddings, Estes lends itand a few mountains that definitely self well to supporting micro type wedcalled her home. Over the years she has dings that want to tell their own stories. started a few successful businesses but, after being a wedding photographer she Sometimes you just need a little help. Everything is set in our standard packrealized she missed the wedding indusage (including something new, old, blue try. She missed the excitement...as well and borrowed) except for personal as the challenges. Sarah said, “Estes Park is a big wedding touches like attire and hair/makeup... destination (second per capita to Las Ve- but as far as I am concerned you can tie gas) but not all weddings are meant to be the knot in climbing gear, in a life jacket on a kayak out on Lake Estes or in your big. Estes has so many unique things to Sunday best by your favorite trailhead.” offer, but I felt small weddings were beCall Sarah for a free thirty minute chat; ing overlooked. I decided I had to do Sarah Kathryn Bassow, (970) 699-1546 something about it and Wedding In or go to weddinginestespark.com or Estes Park was born!” email sarah@weddinginestespark.com She said, “It seems to me that smaller Wedding In Estes Park, Colorado

Filmanthropy-Monday Night Summer Movie Series FILManthropy is an ongoing Monday night summer movie series at Performance Park. Ice Age will be shown at sunset on Monday, July 25. These movies are hosted by the Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center as a community event to fundraise for Estes Park nonprofits. A percentage of proceeds from this week’s ticket sales benefit Youth and Familiy nonprofits participating in the Giving Guest program including: Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County, Estes Park Bright Christmas, Estes Park Girl Scouts, EVICS Family Resource Center, Partners, YMCA of the Rockies, and Young Artists and Scholars Group. The Ice Age movie sponsor is Inkwell &

Brew and Macdonald Book Shop, family-owned shops off Elkhorn Avenue that value community and summer fun. Guests and locals, old and young… everyone is invited to watch a wolly mammoth, a sloth, a pesky squirrel and the irritable saber tooth travel across miles of ice. It’s sort of like westward expansion, but colder and far more hilarious. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time at epfilmanthropy.org. Lawn games, food and craft beverages available at 5:30 p.m., musical “pre-show” entertainment at 6:30 p.m. Movie begins at sunset, roughly 8 p.m. Use code LOCALLOVE for 10% off any tickets purchased before 7/25.


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Estes Park Youth Theatre is Here!

Birds: Millie Johnston, Lyric Chinn, Natalie Workman.

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 the cast of students. “This is a wonderful show for youth theatre!” Kerry says. “It’s a combination of a good story, good scenes, good dialogue with catchy music and dancing.” “I think every kid in Estes Park will have a blast watching this show,” states

musical director, Melinda Workman (who also has a cameo in the show). “The costumes, music and dancing are sure to captivate their imagination.” Many performers and techcrew grew up reading the Frog and Toad books and loving them and say it’s so much fun to bring the characters to life! “It’s a magical forest!” says Denali Kraft who plays a squirrel and a mole. Indeed, the sets are being created and designed by the tech-crew led by veteran artist, Greig Steiner. “It’s really fun and so kid friendly!” says Payten Hansen, also a squirrel and mole. Tech crew-member Stella Chionio says, “I really love art, and this is a great way to spend more time doing my hobby and learn a lot. And I’ve made new friends.” Leo Evij-Tekippe agrees it has been really fun to meet new people. “It’s a great learning experience,” adds tech crewmember Paige Adams. Assistant director, former youth theatre camper, and CU theatre student, Kyra MacGregor says, “Letting

Lizard, Mouse, and Turtle: Whitman Bolster, Lyric Chinn, Mille Johnston.

kids discover their own individuality within a character, within a group, is really important. The purpose of learning is to explore and learn to be yourself as you do it. And that can only happen through creativity.” Millie Johnston, who plays Turtle and Bird agrees. “This is a really good way to express myself and boost my self-confidence.” The role of Frog is being played by Jasper Bolster, who is acting for the first time. “It’s been fun acting,” he says. The roles of Bird and Young Frog are played by Natalie Workman who states, “I’ve always loved singing and acting, and I am very excited to have the new experience of costume changes and being double cast.” “And I really like the teachers,” says Sylvie Evij-Tekippe The feeling is mutual. Choreographer Jocelyn Bolster states, “It is a joy to dance with these

amazing kids every day. They are smart, funny, talented, and cool. I hope the entire community will come out to see their incredible performance.” 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 www.fineartsguild.org, at Macdonald Book Shop, and at the door.

Squirrels: Whitman Bolster and Sylvie Evij-Tekippe.

Frog and Toad: Jasper Bolster and Ayla Chinn.

Sunny, Peaches And Two Adorable Puppies Need New, Loving Homes

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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.

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Sunny recently lost her owner and she Peaches is declawed and about a year is lonesome. Sunny is about six years old old. She does okay with the other kitties and will do well in a quiet home. She has at the Pet Lodge and is a very friendly lived with other cats. girl that loves to be pet.

All of these sweet pets are currently living at the Pet Lodge. Call (970) 286-1652 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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Rocky Mountain Channel Debuts SnowyGrass Music Festival Documentary Theatrical Premiere July 24, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. Rocky Mountain Channel’s latest documentary, SnowyGrass, will debut at the Historic Park Theatre on Sunday, July 24th at 5:30 p.m. The public is welcome to join filmmaker, Sean Doherty, and festival organizer, Nadine Sekerez, for the premiere. Admission is free. SnowyGrass The Documentary offers a rare behind the scenes look at what it takes to put on a small bluegrass festival in Estes Park, Colorado from preparation through clean-up. Filmmaker, Sean Doherty, captures the spirit of the 2021 SnowyGrass Music Festival and Bluegrass/Americana music through interviews, performances, and conversations with the musicians behind it all. Performers included Chain Station, The Special Consensus, Lost Penny, Bottlerocket Hurricane, Buffalo Commons, CPG All-Stars, Blue Canyon Boys and Rapidgrass. Festival organizer, Nadine Sekerez, is featured throughout the doc-

umentary displaying her dedication and passion for this festival. She ensured the success of the festival in spite of the event’s many obstacles. You can watch a trailer for the film on YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnqwh7dv RrY “I’m excited and honored to show my new documentary film, SnowyGrass, at the Historic Park Theatre,” says filmmaker Sean Doherty. “I think this film will give bluegrass fans, both old and new, a deeper understanding of bluegrass music and the communal spirit of small bluegrass festivals.” “After filming SnowyGrass for the past six years, Sean Doherty has truly come to understand the spirit of our beloved festival in Estes Park, the resilience of its attendees, and how Bluegrass, in general, brings people together in a very special community that bonds people in a way that is participatory--with jam circles, friendships,

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and a great connection between performers and observers. He has beautifully captured all of this in his film,” says Nadine Sekerez. About the Rocky Mountain ChannelRocky Mountain Channel streaming service now houses all the podcasts, documentaries, educational videos, and hiking tutorials produced by Nick Molle Productions. Monthly ($4.99) and Yearly ($9.99) subscriptions provide hours of streaming

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“LIFE CAN BE THIS GOOD WHEN WE ARE OPEN”… With these words, Jan Goldstein, opens a chapter in his book about ‘awakening to the miracles all around us’. He continues: “The ability to listen, and to hear the sacred sparks of life in the midst of an ordinary day, leads us to the next step in gaining access to the riches that are ours for the taking - opening a place in our hearts to make room for these gifts. As we listen for the sounds of affirmation around us, we open ourselves to increased understanding and awareness. This unlocking of our spirit is nothing less than a gift of wings. We are meant to soar, you and I. It is our destiny to discover the wonder in the human, and the humanity in the wonder.” He continues: “So often, we become filled up with the mundane bills, work demands, the static emotional circle of ‘shoulda, woulda, coulda’. By clearing that out, widening our inner spaces, we open ourselves to the potential of daily renewal. Suddenly, the gentle touch of a loved one’s hand, the sweetness of a friend who cares, our own innate passion—all have room in our lives and are revealed for the life affirmations they are.” (Life Can Be This Good) As a ten-year resident of Estes, I am constantly trying to do what Goldstein urges: ‘attuning myself to how good life can be’. I certainly join in with what he gives as a good starting point. He suggests that we allow ‘the wonder of creation’ to ‘blow feely through us’. At the Church of Christ on Fish Creek, we hand out a souvenir DVD to every family that visits our services from out of the area. It’s entitled: ‘God does live in Colorado’. One of the songs that is heard in the background as visitors view the 90minute video of wildlife of this area, is sung by the late Merle Haggard. He asks: “Have you ever been down to Colorado?” and then proceeds to describe the beauties of our area. “There’s a place where nature has got it all together. God knows just where to make the flowers bloom and the Lord sees fit to give them elbow room.” I admit that I’ve often shed a tear when he sings: “I’d love to be there watching, early in the morning, when the sun comes up and crowns the mountains king. If by chance you’re blessed to be high upon the mountain, I’d swear you can hear the angels sing.” He concludes that if God doesn’t always live in Colorado, He certainly spends a lot of time here. So, life can be so good’, when you can live here and enjoy His creation. However, the creation is not the only thing that makes life ‘Good’! He stressed the impact of humanity on our lives. Sometimes, especially in our area, especially during the summer months, we forget that ‘life can be so good’. None of us like standing in long lines to get groceries, gas, meals, and other service, but, that goes with the beauty and blessings of our area that others envy and want to see and experience. The key here is to take time to consider the ‘wonder in the human’ and the ‘humanity in the wonder’. We need to start by putting aside the ‘shoulda, coulda’ thoughts that we often entertain for others and just appreciate and enjoy them…knowing that most are trying their best, and that many are struggling with heavy burdens we cannot see. Many of you know that I spend some mornings each week sitting in McDonalds restaurant, quietly studying or visiting with folks. During those precious hours I love to watch visiting customers. Some families are coming in with their children…all ages. I love watching their little ones’ antics and admiring how the parents are doing their best to ‘keep them in line’. I love handing such families ‘passes’ to Cody Walker’s ‘Mustang Mountain Coaster’ and watch their eyes light up with the anticipation of enjoying another of Estes Parks’ offerings. I also love watching the faces and demeanor of those who, more like me, are struggling to get the meal and find a place to sit. I know that each life has been filled with blessings, faced many challenges, and put forth good efforts that have blessed others. Each of these people, groups, along with our natural world, are all part of the miracles around us, miracles that we should long to always awaken to and appreciate, so that, for us ‘Life can be this good’. Please join me in doing so. Bob Lewis

Book vs. Movie Club: “Nim’s Island”

An iguana, a sea lion, and a turtle. An island. And a girl named Nim. Nim and her scientist dad, Jack, have lived on their own private tropical island since Nim’s mom died when she was a baby. Thanks to solar panels and a satellite dish, their treehouse is equipped with a phone, email, and electricity – all of which come in handy when Jack heads out to sea to look for a new species of plankton and leaves Nim by herself. He’s only planning to be gone for a couple of days, but a nasty storm leaves him stranded – and Nim increasingly worried. She turns to her favorite author/hero, adventure writer Alex Rover, for help over email, little suspecting that Alex is a woman who is actually terrified of the outside world. Nim has to be stronger and braver than she’s ever been before, and both Alex and Nim are in for several surprises before their adventure ends. Nim’s Island is the feature of this

month’s “Book vs. Movie Club” at the Estes Valley Library. Kids and teens are invited to discuss the book, then watch the 2008 film, “Nim’s Island”, on the big screen. The program takes place in the Hondius Room at the library on Saturday, July 30 at 12:30 p.m. A limited number of books are available for attendees, which can be reserved and picked up in advance. Books, along with complimentary snacks and refreshments, will also be provided at the showing. The movie “Nim’s Island” is rated PG. The “Book vs. Movie Club” is a monthly program, exploring the differences and similarities shared by popular books and movies of the same name. Look for more “Book vs. Movie” events on the last Saturday of each month. Learn more and register now at estesvalleylibrary.org. This is a Summer Reading Program: Oceans of Possibilities event.

The Ways We Identify: A Conversation About Gender July 22 - July 28 Fri & Sat at 2:45p, 5:45p & 8:45p Sun & Mon at 1:45p, 4:45p & 7:45p Tue - Thu at 4:45p & 7:45p

MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU Friday at 3p, 5:30p & 8p Saturday at 3p, 5:30p & 7:45p Sunday at 3p & 8:05p Monday - Thursday at 3p, 5:30p & 8p

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From Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership and the Estes Valley Library What’s the big deal about gender? How does gender identity differ from biological sex or gender expression? Discuss these questions and more at the next Estes Park Community Conversation, where Gender is the topic. Community Conversations are an opportunity to learn and share with others through guided small-group discussion. The conversation will take place on Wednesday, July 27, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., in the Wasson Room at the Estes Valley Library. Those who wish to join virtually can do so on Zoom. Living Room Conversations are co-hosted by Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership (EVRJP) and the Estes Valley Library. In this day and age, topics like gender can create arguments and social divide. Living Room Conversations offer a safe space for folks of all backgrounds to come together and learn. By sharing our personal experiences, and by hearing from others, we can

find ways to strengthen our knowledge, compassion, and relationships within the community. The “Living Room Conversation” model helps facilitate connections between people. This interactive program is participatory in nature, and attendees will be asked to engage with and contribute to the conversation. Come to the table to share your perspective, learn about the experiences of others, and potentially leave with strong connections and a shared sense of community. EVRJP staff and volunteers will facilitate the conversation, as part of the continuing Estes Valley Community Conversation series. For more background on the conversation series, visit www.estes.org/community-conversations. You can also check out www.estes.org/restorativejustice to learn more about EVRJP resources. Sign up in advance at the Events Calendar at estesvalleylibrary.org, which also includes additional information and a link to the Gender Conversation Guide.


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Estes Park Senior Citizens Center Menu

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 estesvalleylibrary.org. 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 estesvalleylibrary.org for full details and log reading time. Made possible by the Library Friends & Foundation. MAKERSPACE Learn the Laser Cutter Friday, July 29, 2-3:30 p.m. For ages 15 and up. Sign up at estesvalleylibrary.org. Learn the 3D Printer Friday, August 5, 2-3:30 p.m. For ages 15 and up. Sign up at estesvalleylibrary.org. 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. In collaboration with the Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership. Sign up at estesvalleylibrary.org. Estes Forward: Community Conversation Wednesday, August 3, 5:30-8 p.m., Estes Park High School Voice your opinion about the future of Estes Park and the Estes Valley. Facilitated by the Town of Estes Park in English and en español. Weave the Social Fabric: A Living Room Conversation Wednesday, August 10, 11-12:30 p.m., Wasson Consider how you might work within the community to build connections that allow you to feel recognized, respected, and valued. In collaboration with the Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership. Sign up at estesvalleylibrary.org. KIDS & FAMILIES Library Storytimes Preschoolers: Thurs., Fri., and Sat. at 10:30 a.m. Baby Storytime: Thurs. and Fri. at 10 a.m. Outdoor Active Storytime at Mrs.

Walsh’s Garden: Wed., July 27 at 10:30 a.m. Read to Therapy Dog “Bo”: Wed., July 27 at 6 p.m.and Tues., August 2 at 10 a.m. Outdoor Active Storytime at Performance Park: Wed., August 10 at 10:30 a.m. Pajama Storytime with Nancy Bell: Wed., August 10 at 6 p.m. TEENS & KIDS 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 estesvalleylibrary.org. Game Day Free Play-VR Under the Sea Tuesday, July 26, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Hondius Room Use virtual reality to explore under the sea. Learn more at estesvalleylibrary.org.

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

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

August 1 – 5 Monday, Aug 1

Pizza Burger (topped w/ pepperoni, mozzarella cheese & marinara sauce) w/ Tomato Salad

Tuesday, Aug 2

Beef Pot Roast w/ Rice, gravy & vegetables

Wed., Aug 3

Monte Cristo (ham, turkey, swiss & cheddar cheese on TX toast) w/ potato salad

Thursday, Aug 4

Vegetarian Lasagna w/ garlic bread & side salad

Friday, Aug 5

Fish & Homemade Chips w/ 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 25th, you need to call before 1:00 PM on Friday, July 22nd. For reservations call 970-581-2195 and leave a detailed message. Pre-paid meal tickets and membership forms are available at the Estes Park Senior Citizens Center located at 1760 Olympian Lane and at estesparkseniors.org

The Center is 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: estesparkseniors.org or call for the latest information

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 estesvalleylibrary.org. 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 estesvalleylibrary.org. Tweens & Teens 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 estesvalleylibrary.org. 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 estesvalleylibrary.org. Locker Magnet Making Saturday, August 6, 2-3 p.m., Maker-

space repeated Tuesday, August 9, 11 a.m.- 12 p.m., Makerspace Use the button maker and bottle caps to create decorative magnets for your school locker. Sign up at estesvalleylibrary.org. WORKSHOPS 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 estesvalleylibrary.org.

BOOKS & AUTHORS Book Club for Mortals: When Breath

Becomes Air Thursday, August 11, 1-2:30 p.m., Wasson Room or on Zoom Discuss books related to end-of-life, continuing with When Breath Becomes Air by Stanford neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi. Sign up at estesvalleylibrary.org (attend in person or via Zoom). NATURE TALKS Exploring Nature with Kevin Cook Monday, August 8, 4-5:30 p.m., Hondius Room and on Zoom A monthly series on how to engage with the wonders of Life on Earth. In “The Fear,” instructor Cook explores how fear can impact our relationship with nature. Sign up at estesvalleylibrary.org. LEGAL SELF-HELP Free Legal Self-Help Clinic Wednesday, August 10, 2-5 p.m., Library Study Room One-on-one legal advice for library patrons who do not have a personal attorney. Appointments are necessary and can be scheduled by calling 970-586-8116. More information at estesvalleylibrary.org/legalclinic.


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Estes Park Studio Tour Aug 6 & 7-10 a.m.-5 p.m. of returning artists and new discoveries. There are fourteen artists in total, eight of which are returning artists and six new artists; some have been in the Estes Valley for many years and some are newer to our mountain valley. Every week we introduce you to our artists, their background and their craft. Wade Johnston has a creative history in tattoo work and skateboard/surfboard graphics. He is part owner of Lumpy By: Ravit Michener Ridge Brewing Co. celebrating their 7th When was the last time you really had anniversary this year. Being in this insome fun and learned something at the dustry, some of his design sensibility has same time? Are you looking for a soulful been applied to beer labels. Wade creevent that will intrigue you and expand ated a series of coloring books, first for your knowledge? When you look around Rocky and subsequently other national your home do your objects and possesparks. In the last couple years, he has exsions “spark joy?” as Marie Kondo would panded off paper and products to musay. rals. Wade will be a guest of John Lynch Gather up some family and friends off Mary’s Lake Rd. and Hwy 7. and spend the day or the entire weekend Amy Fox visiting home studios all in a 10 mile raThis fun filled energetic gal loves her dius. Meet your neighbors, make some many Bernina machines, Amy Fox has a new friends, find goodies that speak to passion for fibers and threads, threads, you and mostly be inspired! This small

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and growing event is celebrating its sixth year and is a part of the Estes Arts District. Each year includes a combination

threads! Her favorite tools are her five Bernina sewing machines, natural fabrics, dyes, paint, and all kinds of embel-

Pueblo, where he taught drawing and Painting for 33 years. He now maintains two studios, one in Pueblo, CO from October to May, and another in Estes Park, CO from June to September. The event started as a grassroots invitation from artists to neighbors who might like to see work in progress, inspiring mistakes, and final pieces of art. The event has grown to be both a reunion of locals, a welcome way for guests to see into the places of mountain makers and an effort to increase visibility for artists in our 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 thank them as we all know Hallett Peak & Dream Lake by Robert Wands that finances are tough somelishment ephemera. She makes quilts, times and supporting the arts is critical jackets, and home goods. And when we to the soul of the town and our experisay jacket, we mean something that may ences and connection to each other. have just walked off the stage in London. She also has a library of soap molds, essential oils, and dyes for inclusions that she adds to her beautiful soaps (they look good enough to eat). Her studio is located just past the Elkhorn Lodge near the base of Old Man Mountain. Robert Wands Robert was raised in the home of his artist father, the “Dean of Colorado landscape artists”, Alfred Wands, who taught him to paint “En Plein Air” from the age of 12. Robert went on to receive his B.F.A. and M.A. in painting from the University of Denver with additional graduate Amy Fox work at Case Western Reserve University and The Cleveland Art Our sponsors: Madison & CO, Estes Institute. His master thesis dealt with Park News, EPAD, Dr. William Pike, Dr. “Atmospheric Conditions in Paint” and Daniel Rauk, Rambos Liquor, Ed’s Canhe became known as a cloud painter. He tina, TW Beck Architects, Richardson also spent five years as a seasonal ranger Team Realty, RE/MAX Mountain Broin Rocky Mountain National Park, kers, First Colorado Realty, Bird & Jim which added greatly to his interest in Restaurant, Kind Coffee, The Rock Inn, landscape painting. Elements of Touch Wellness Spa and Robert retired as Professor Emeritus of Christian Hill CPA. Art from Colorado State University at Viva Creative Culture!


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Open House Sunday, July 17 12pm–2pm

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Invitation To Free Tuesday Evening "Burning Issues" Program At The Y

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"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: 7/26 "Deploying the Hubble Space Telescope from Space Shuttle Discovery," Col. Loren Schriver, USAF, Ret, Astronaut. July 26: Astronaut Loren J. Shriver USAF, Col., Ret., U.S. Air Force Academy Class of 1967 and Purdue University M.S. Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering. F-4 fighter pilot in Vietnam, then Test Pilot followed by Space Shuttle Astronaut 1978 – 1993 (Mis-

sions: 1985 STS 51-C Pilot, 1990 STS 31 Commander,1992 STS 46 Commander). Retired from USAF 1993 (27 years of service).1993 –2011 Deputy Program Manager, Launch Integration for Space Shuttles at Kennedy Space Center; Deputy Center Director, Launch and Payload Processing, Kennedy Space Center; Vice President and Deputy Program Manager for Space Shuttles then Vice President, Engineering and Integration, Chief Technology Officer, both at Clear Lake, TX. Abstract: We are all astronauts on Planet Earth. 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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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 (970 577-0610) to register your child/children for school supplies. You do not have to be a Crossroads client to get assistance with this opportunity! We are asking for donations of the following items (please, no crayons 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

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You can drop off any new school supplies at Between Friends, 433 S. St. Vrain Ave., 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.

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Show Me The [Planned Gift] Money By: Karen McPherson, Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center

and want to see good happen close to home. So, how do those one time, or end-of-year, or fundraising event Three years ago, 12 local nonprofits came together to secure over 70 planned donors—or those that volunteer today, gifts. That means 70 individuals (or cou- but want to leave something later—beples) designated an amount or percent of come a planned giver? some asset—could be stocks, cash, *Median home amount of money available from the sale price in Estes of a house, amount of money remaining Park is $850k , after their kids got $x, etc. The impact of vs Colorado those gifts could be substantial, espe$600k, vs nacially for so many of the small but mighty nonprofits in Estes that offering tional average of $430k. critical services to our community. What makes In order to accomplish this push in planned giving planned giving, the nonprofits worked together as a collaborative. Professionals “tick”? in the field of asking came to help the There has to be leaders of those nonprofits feel more infrastructure, comfortable on how it all works, what education, supthe options are, who people needed to port, and chamconsult with, how easy (or complex) it pions. Infracould be. This allowed the nonprofits to structure in approach their donors and get the ball Estes Park takes rolling. There were also presentations for the form of a the community about how planned giv- program like ing works and advisors to answer quesEstes Valley tions. Legacy, started in 2017 by early champions Jerry Kennell and Jill Lancaster. The effort to cultivate planned giving Estes Valley Legacy was established in in this community is an efficient use of an effort to collaborate and support time and money; it costs far less for a nonprofit to cultivate a planned gift than nonprofits in securing planned gifts. it ever will to host an event. And, it likely Some of the nonprofits that have partichas a much greater impact on the organ- ipated in this collaborative have one staff member, a couple ization. Let’s look at the numbers. The part time employees most expensive route to fundraise (al(maybe) and/or volthough, sometimes the most common) is an event. You spend $35 in food, loca- unteers and others may have $5M tion fees, staff time, decorations, etc to budgets and raise $100. Annual giving comes in closer to $.25 on the dollar. Planned giv- someone dedicated to fundraising is much lower at anywhere between ing. Studies show $.05 - $.15 on the dollar. For all the that donors tend givers that want their money to “do the most good,” a planned gift is a great way to give to more than one organizato go. Why does planned giving make sense tion (on average, three different organizations, in Estes Park? The average national value of a bequest but women tend to spread their giving out to more organizations is roughly $78k. Heresay would suggest and often give more). The idea was— that Estes Park residents have both a and still is—if a nonprofit can help a higher-than-average net worth* and a tendency to participate in philanthropy. donor understand the great impact a planned gift can make to their organizaThey are invested in the well-being of tion, it will likely benefit another organthis community, they love living here

ization in town and vis a vis. And what’s in it for the planned giver? Well, if you send a check to an organization for $100, that’s great, they love it, it gets absorbed into and combined with all kinds of funding. It makes things work. But if you want to make things sing, and you want to help write that song, a donor would have to give a substantial amount of money. That could take the form of a major gift or bequest, but if a donor is not sure how much money they can part with this year or next vs upon their passing, a planned gift makes sense. Planned giving offers the donor and the organization time to plan for their gift. If you want your funds to support scholarships or send someone to the moon, you could have a say in that. Then, when a donor passes and the gift is “fulfilled”, your intentions and investment in the mission of the organization are set and can be honored. A planned gift allows someone to be sure they are continuing to support the programs and services they feel passionate about when they are physically no longer here to do so. Even if it’s a smaller planned gift, it is a legacy gift. It is a clear statement of your values. So what is the state of planned giving in Estes Park now? The Estes Valley Legacy program has been on hold since early 2020 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. In an effort to

honor the long-term financial impact of planned giving and the desire by local nonprofits to re-invigorate the structure offered by the Legacy program, the Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center (EPNRC) has announced a new iteration of the Estes Valley Legacy program that will launch this fall. As stated earlier, there has to be education to make legacy giving comfortable, approachable, and understandable. The EPNRC will offer a free, high-level, 20-30 minute presentation to any nonprofit Board of Directors in the Estes Valley upon request. Those presentations are intended to educate board members on the basics and importance of planned giving, hopefully making them champions of planned giving for their organizations (and! win/win--this awareness is also often the inspiration that triggers volunteer board members to make their own planned gift). Deeper-dive seminars are also available for those that want to do more than scratch the surface. Further support will come from gathering local attorneys, insurance agents, financial planners, and planned giving experts to host a roundtable discussion three times per year about the nitty-gritty and how-tos of planned giving. Consider this...if you had $1M when you passed on, and gave even 2% of your wealth to a nonprofit, that’s $20k. Do you know how many nonprofits in this community would jump in glee and create amazing benefits for this community with that funding?! It can all be as easy as designating a nonprofit as a beneficiary on your portfolio paperwork. Nonprofits will continue to host events, send out end-of-year ask letters, show impact on annual reports and request donations on Colorado Gives Day, etc. Planned giving has always been a piece of the giving pie, it is well worth exploring for the benefit of the individual who wants to leave a legacy (big or small), the nonprofits whose missions align with the donor, and the thunder of good getting done in this valley. Community members who have questions or interest in planned giving, board members, and nonprofits are all invited to contact the Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center at info@epnonprofit.org.

Tennis Anyone? Residents and summer visitors are invited to join the Estes Park tennis community. We play at the courts in Stanley Park, near the high school. Men’s and women’s doubles on weekday mornings

– mixed doubles on Sunday late afternoon. We would love to see you out on the courts. For more information, call Sally at 970-577-9752.

Estes Park Women’s Golf Association Results For Week Of July 18, 2022 The Women’s Golf League played “Odds & Evens” today. On the front nine, the scores on the odd numbered holes counted, and on the back nine the scores on the even numbered holes were counted. The winners this week were: First place-Twyla Moraczewski Second place-Marianne Casey Third place-three way tie-Carla

Spreng-Webb, Laura Mulder and Dot Dorman We invite any women golfers to join our Tuesday morning group for fun and competition. Contact the league President, Carla Spreng-Webb for more information. Carla.Spreng@gmail.com


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Flatirons Church Welcomes All By: Dr. Larry Yarrington

As I was doing my devotions this morning reading Paul’s introduction to his letter to the Church in Philippi, I was reminded of a great message I heard at Flatirons this past weekend. A guest speaker and former teaching pastor at Flatirons, Scott Nichols, spoke about how we strive to find a place to be at home. We can never find it he says until we reach our heavenly home with Jesus Christ. Meanwhile, we can find places that give an echo of what our home in heaven might feel like. So, I wrote the following with Scott’s message still ringing in my mind. Paul’s emphasis in the introduction to his letter to the Philippians is what I believe to be true. Our agenda is not to make disciples. It is our mandate, but the beginning step is not preaching but making friends. Paul loves those who he has made disciples. He has poured his life into making friends. He did not just enter a city and create a church and hope someone would come. Paul would normally spend two years in a place building relationship with people. I’ll bet his speaking, at first, was a conversation. For sure, his letters would indicate more than a pastoral relationship. He was deeply connected to them. Church felt like home, not like our eternal home, but a real-life facsimile to the home we are looking forward to in the future. Paul also understood, home is where the need to connect with each one closely, as a friend, is met. When a church became large, but probably not megachurch large, he appointed overseers and deacons to make sure that all were in a relationship with leadership, up close and personal. From Romans 12, 1 Corinthians 12, and Ephesians 4, we see that Paul wanted each member to know their gift and how they fit into the larger whole. This idea redefines friendship. It is more than some people I hang out with. It is a group with different passions and experiences but with a common purpose. I wonder, does that look like my church or yours? I know you cannot make a person active, but you can provide motivation and encouragement to them. I find it takes frequent reminders and encouragement to get some involved. It may take extensive conversation to help each person find their fit. Paul reminds us that we are partners in ministry. It is not his church, nor does

the member who gives the most have more input than those who can only give a little. We do not grade giftedness as if one is more important than another. The visible gifts can be noticed and applauded more. We should rather take those gifts that are hidden and applaud them for working with no applause except God’s clapping. Paul says this in 1 Corinthians 12, “Now if the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? But in fact, God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. If they were all one part, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts, but one body." Now really, is this the way the body looks in your church? Do you feel at home if you are a passive attender? How many members wanting to be a part, just do not quite know what their gift is and how it applies to the mission of the church? Most everyone can make friends. Invite someone to coffee, as you have time. Get to know them and inquire as to what their passions are and their talents. Pursue questions that reveal how those characteristics can be used to further the mission of the church. But be careful that your priority is to make a new friend first. You are inviting them to be at home, not just a place of service. It is home, when I feel safe and productive, in contributing to making a house a home. I am a valued member, first to God, and then to my family. In such a place I am content and wanted. It is home, as good as it gets, on this earth, while we wait patiently for the home that is being prepared for us by Jesus Christ. I would love to meet you one day. You can either come to the Reel Mountain Theater this Sunday to our livestream of a Flatirons Community Church service, or we could meet at a local coffee to get better acquainted. If I don’t see you at the 9 a.m. or 11 a.m. service, then send me an email so we can connect during the week. FlatironsChurchEP@gmail.com

Allenspark Community Church Celebrates 50 Years Of Worship Celebrate 50 years of worship in our little log church in the heart of downtown Allenspark. (Note: this is a new date for the celebration) The Allenspark Community Church is celebrating their fifty year anniversary and has chosen Sunday, August 7th as the day to celebrate 50 years of devotion to God, through Jesus Christ, and of service to thousands of worshipers during that time. You are invited to join the celebration at 10:00 a.m. at the “little log church” at 16 Washington Street where we will praise God for His blessings and guidance.

By: Brian Schaffer

ing a shopping cart, sleeping on park benches, asking for money at the corThere are hundreds of people coming into town and most of them are here on ners, or just walking the sidewalks. Crossroads doesn’t operate a homeless vacation having the time of their life. But, there are a few who come here look- shelter, but we are the ones in town to engage with people who are living outing for a safe place to lay their head at doors without night. Crossany means to roads is fosecure permacused on loving nent housing. our neighbors At times we reno matter who ceive phone they are, where calls from conthey’ve come cerned citizens from or what about individutheir current als they see or level of needs experience and are. We meet wonder what people where we’re going to they are with do about their no strings athomeless contached and dedition. On termine the many occasions best path forI have taken ward. Our imthe opportunity mediate reto share the inisponse involves tial assessment giving hungry process we people enough have in place food for a couand how we ofple days. From fer a multitude there our Case of services for Manager, Eva these individuBanuelos, and als to take steps Client Advotoward better cate, Jess Borries, dive into a comprehenliving conditions. A majority of the sive assessment to find out what an indiservices we recommend are located in vidual’s current reality looks like and Loveland and Fort Collins. As with any what our best stewardship options are as we move forward with assistance. Com- of us, we have the freedom to choose passion is a value we fully embrace as we our next step and for some the direction interact with people who are experienc- they choose is not what we’d like for them, but out of love and dignity we ing a challenging season in life. In this choose to not “strong-arm” anyone into very moment, and for the past 40 years, making decisions that we would personwe serve as the primary nonprofit in town where the police, businesses, town ally make if we were in their shoes. Living on the streets without any possesgovernment officials, community leadsions, security, stability, safety or other ers, churches, and partnering organizaresources that we have grown accustom tions send people who need help with basic human services. Some people who to, is quite daunting for the normal person to experience, let alone someone come our way with a “shut-off ” notice that might be struggling with a mental from the town’s electric service, we step health disorder, PTSD, traumatic expein to help with a one-time assist and we riences, distrust in people and the like. never see them again. Others seem to Therefore, if there is ever someone you find themselves in need more often and come across that you feel is experiencthis is where we can help correct or guide people into a better path of spend- ing homelessness or has a need beyond ing, budgeting or creating a healthy sup- what you feel comfortable meeting yourself, then please send them our way. port group that will be in their corner when tough times come around. We ex- Better yet, give me a call at 970-599ist as an organization to serve in this role 4200 and one of our staff members will for the community. We appreciate all the respond immediately to offer assistance. The Good Samaritan found the person support we receive to make “miracles” in need, but he realized it was beyond happen for people who find themselves his abilities to offer long-term care so he at the end of their rope with no place to go but down. We’re here to catch people reached out to the Inn Keeper to make sure the injured person received the best when they fall, help them back up, dust care possible. We want to partner with them off and offer them hope for a you to make our town a place where no brighter tomorrow. We have very comone finds themselves in a challenging petent staff members who care deeply season alone. Let’s work together to for people. We are truly blessed with a make sure everyone feels the love and variety of skills and expertise that we care of their neighbors! If you’d like to have in our paid staff, volunteers and talk more in-depth on this topic, then board members. please reach out. I’d enjoy the opportuDuring the summer, you are probably nity to share a beverage or meal with aware that we have people experiencing homelessness. You might see them push- you as we discuss some of this.


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Carol Holtgrewe “Carol Holtgrewe is the most compassionate person I have ever known.” This statement was heard countless times in Carol’s life. She was always thinking about how she could be of help to other people and at the same time, not wanting recognition for her service. Carol grew up on a farm in southeast Nebraska and was proud of her agricultural heritage. She graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University and soon married Virgil Holtgrewe on May 8, 1955. During their 67 years of marriage, they traveled to six continents and enjoyed every trip. This great compassionate person passed away June 22, 2022 because of respiratory problems. She was 91 years old and is survived by her husband, Virgil. Other survivors include two daughters, Claire Holtgrewe, Jan (Terry) Ostrom, grandsons Tyler and Lance Ostrom. Carol was an eager volunteer who was always ready to serve in the church knitting scarves and hats, cooking meals, and completing administrative tasks. Working at the Jeffco Food Bank and driving for Meals on Wheels (for 35 years!) was a passion. The years volunteering at the National Western Stock Show allowed her to enjoy her artistic talents. She

was the “behind the scenes” person who would get the job completed. Working as a draftsperson with the United States Geological Service brought her great joy. These renowned geologists provided the ideas for many of the recreational trips around the world. She was dedicated to her family and making sure they were all having a good time, listening to a good story, and always positive to all the problems that might come. Carol Holtgrewe’s Celebration of Life will be held on July 30, 2022 at the Good Samaritan Society, 1901 Ptarmigan Trail, Estes Park, Colorado, 80517. This uplifting casual event with refreshments will be open to all from 3 to 5 p.m. in the dining room of the Senior Apartments. There will be a short service at 3:30 p.m. to recall how compassionate Carol was about the service she gave to other people. Masks are recommended. Memorial contributions can be made payable to Crossroad Ministry write (Carol Holtgrewe on memo line) and send to the Allnutt Funeral Services, 1302 Graves Ave. Estes Park, Colorado 80517. To leave a message for the family please visit www.allnuttestespark.com

Larry S. Farnham On July 4th, 2022 Larry S. Farnham left his ship during “Stars & Stripes” at the age of 90. Larry was born on December 18th, 1931 to William & Geneva Farnham in Greeley, Colorado. He graduated from Loveland High School in 1950 as a star athlete in football, basketball, and track. He joined the Navy in 1952. He was stationed on the USS Princeton until 1955. Larry married Daphne Barron on October 22, 1953. He then took over the family business, Loveland Steam Laundry until he retired in 1990. Larry is survived by his wife of

nearly 70 years, Daphne, son Cary (Julie, deceased), son Chris (Diane), and daughter Carol (Charles), seven grandchildren, seven greatgrandchildren, and one greatgreat granddaughter. Larry loved all sports but especially the Denver Broncos and the Denver Nuggets. He treasured his cabin and wild animals in Glen Haven for many years with his wife. He was particularly fond of his wild rooster Duster and his wild turkey Eenie. A private family memorial is planned.

Actions We Can Do Second article in a series.

businesses to develop an interest in climate friendly practices. By: Judi Smith • Learn how climate change effects loI promised a list of recommended accal plant and wildlife. Who is migrating? tions, gathered from Yes! Magazine Who is in danger? (YM), a discussion at the Quaker-Unitarian (QU) Meeting (that started this • Learn from indigenous land quest), the Ecological Sustainability Task guardians. Force (ESTF) employed by Estes Park, • Start a Climate Book Club. The League of Women Voters Commu• Check out a Watt-Meter from the nity Recycling Committee (CRC) meet- Estes Valley Library to measure your apings that I attend, and some of my own pliance efficiency. proposals. Contrary to a mixed method • Evaluate your personal household of collecting suggestions, I opted emissions. How can you imfor the categorized system of prove? the ESTF, separating the • Make a list of your ecocollected suggestions logical dreams. What into categories and into would you like to see? four separate articles. Research what it would This first article entake to get there. compasses the accuSHARING mulation and dissemi• Preach action not nation of information doom. that can be done by anyone willing to invest enough time, • End Climate Silence. individual or group. Always the first • Volunteer to teach “How to” classes step, this is exactly what the ESTF did on climate-friendly actions for the Lilast fall, sifting through mountains of in- brary or the Community Center. formation to prepare 51 suggested ap• Talk about the climate crisis, the risproaches for consideration. ing intensity of storms, the temperature LEARNING changes, and encourage others to do so. • Be informed. Research on the web is • Amplify climate voices. Share your extremely accessible. Lookup anything knowledge and encourage friends to adyou want to know. dress the issues and form opinions. • Access Congressional Bills both be• Demand better climate coverage from fore passage and after. Communicate the media. with Congress, National and State. • When it seems the dollar is king, ad• Things change rapidly in the Age of vocate for a price on pollution. Information. Confirm what you already • Repeat the facts. Share what you know. know and be prepared to cite accurate • Use DuckDuckGo.com or other open information. search engine to find a broad view of • Every job is a climate job. Advocate subject matter, including information for emissions reductions at work. Point that disagrees with your own opinion. out the financial savings over time. • Understand emissions. What are • Write climate conscious letters to greenhouse gases? What causes them? newspapers and call-in to radio shows. What can be done? • Amplify the cascading benefits of • Comprehend carbon footprint. The solving the climate crisis. average US resident emits 2-1/2 times as • Share important climate stories, posimuch as someone in the United Kingtions, events, and accomplishments. dom. • Highlight the cost of not solving the • Read the current IPCC Report. climate crisis. • Encourage local organizations to de• Hype our fantastic free public electric velop an interest in climate friendly trolley in Estes Park. Take a tour! practices. • Promote public transportation buses, • Attend offered “how to” classes on moving multiple people with less emisclimate oriented actions, like reducing sions. junk mail, repairing, composting, solar, • Share emissions data. or shopping for an electric vehicle. • Plastic is a fracking product. Pass it • Frequent those businesses who give on. away reusable bags, reuse/recycle “hard • Act as a welcoming resource for peoto recycle” items (Planet Partners), skip ple who have climate questions. the straw, encourage bring your own (coffee cup, take-out box, shopping bag), • Dispel climate disinformation. ask before they give single use items, etc. • Talk about the IPCC Report. Encourage others to read it. • Attend meetings of county commissioners, town trustees (council) to stay • Evaluate your own emissions and that abreast of local concerns. of your household. How can YOU improve? • Subscribe to your local newspaper. Scan every issue. Be aware of climate re• Show you care. Attend meetings with lated concerns and opportunities. commissioners, council members, town trustees. • Understand carbon offsets and their limitations. Using one action to justify • Share wishes and concepts, what-ifs another inaction (or detrimental acand solutions. tion), they may possibly be less … but Agree? Disagree? Have other ideas to not enough. contribute? RRRcyc@signsandwishes.com • Encourage local organizations and


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Veterinary Technician Animal Medical Center of Estes Park, an AAHA accredited hospital, has an immediate opening for a full-time Veterinary Technician with a minimum of two years’ experience. Certified Technician preferred. The successful candidate will be a self-starter and must be able to work as part of a team with individuals of varied knowledge and abilities. The candidate must have experience in anesthesia, sedation, surgical preparation of patients, intubation, IV catheter placement, recovery, and patient care. The candidate must be detail oriented and able to type clear and succinct notes for medical records. Knowledge of AVImark software and Idexx lab equipment are beneficial. Starting pay range: $18-20/hour. Benefits include vacation and holiday pay, health/dental insurance, and employee discounts on food and services. Qualified applicants are encouraged to email a cover letter and resume to Pamela Becker, Practice Manager at pam@amcestes.com.

Lifelong Learning Preschool Estes Park Love working with children? Full-time or part-time positions Mon.- Fri. classes Sept. thru May public school schedule $17.00/hr. Call Nancy Johnson 970-577-9864

Please apply at eph.org/jobopportunities/

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

TELLER Full Time

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 info@dellaterramountainchateau.com or apply in person at 3501 Fall River Road, Estes Park.

Join Our Team!

NOW HIRING

Executive Assistant (Foundation)

Shift: Full Time, Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm, with some variance as needed Pay Range: $2 6 .4 -$2 8 .8 5

Ideal candidates will have prior cash handling and customer service experience. Additional requirements include attention to detail, strong computer and problem solving skills, and the ability to work in a fast-paced, team oriented environment. $17-$19/Hour. Excellent benefits including medical, dental, 401(K) and paid time off. Please apply at : www.bankofcolorado.com

Member FDIC

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

COOK

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

Apply online at https://eph.org/jobopportunities/

Bald Eagle fishing Photo by Paul J. Marcotte www.pauljmarcottephotography.com

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.

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Housekeeping team (2)

Tire Technician

to clean in campground. Housing, Laundry and Training provided. 25/30 hours/week. periquery@gmail.com

Perform tire related and light automotive services. $15 - $20/hr depending on experience. Flexible time off options, at cost vehicle repairs. Valid drivers license required. Apply in person at 1633 Raven Ave or call (970) 586-8085 or email office@estestireandauto.com.

Silver Saddle Inn

NOW HIRING

Nurse Practitioner

Now hiring: Front Desk Clerk

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

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: info@estesresort.com

STYLIST WANTED Established Salon - Good Location

Happy Shop! 970-231-3997

Please apply at eph.org/jobopportunities/

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

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

Rocky Mountain Conservancy

Retail Warehouse

Positions

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.

NOW HIRING! Now Hiring CDL Drivers Seasonal/ part-time starting at $23/hr plus tips $5/hr shift differential pay for evening and nights. Call Nick at 970-980-9023

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.

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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

Full-Time and Part-Time Positions Available for

• Front Desk

• Housekeeping

• Landscaping and Hot Tubs

• Experienced Maintenance

Starting at $16.00 per hour

Starting at $16.00 per hour

Starting at $15.00 per hour

Starting at $17.00 per hour

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

Help Wanted Liquor Store Sales Associate Full Time/Part Time available Starting wage $17 hour Sign on bonus! Employee Benefits & discounts at Bart's Liquor and our sister store Rocky Mountain Pharmacy Stop by for an application and become a Spirit Guide today! (970) 586-1930

Help Wanted Pharmacy Sales Clerk Full Time/Part Time available Starting wage $17 hour Sign on bonus! Employee Benefits & discounts at Rocky Mountain Pharmacy and our sister store Bart’s Liquor Stop by for an application and join our team! (970) 586-5577

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

Opportunity@RMConservancy.org RMConservancy.org

JOIN OUR TEAM!

Full details on open positions can be found at estes.org/jobs. 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 Chief Police Officer I/II/III Street Equipment Specialist I/II/III Seasonal Positions Event Coordinator Assistant The status of applications will be communicated via e-mail. By choice, the Town of Estes Park is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.


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Now hiring Non-CDL drivers 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

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

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.

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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 www.applitrack.com/estesschools/onlineapp. 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

Apply within at: Estes Park Shuttle 551 South Saint Vrain Ave

Rocky Mountain Conservancy

Visitor Center Retail Clerk

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

Seeking an experienced team player to assist the Conservancy’s sales department as a retail clerk in RMNP visitor centers.

Apply at www.saludclinic.org/careers

 Year-round, FT/PT & seasonal posiƟons available

estes park, Colorado, 80511

BenneTT presCHool TeACHer

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.

Patron Services Substitute Salary Range: $14.91 - $20.87 / hr. Hours vary, as-needed PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION:

Review full job description and apply at www.estesvalleylibrary.org. Only online applications with cover letter and resume will be accepted. EEO.

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BenneTT presCHool DIreCTor 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.

www.workintherockies.org

NOW HIRING

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

• Starting at $19

 $16.50 – $17.00/hr with potenƟal for promoƟon

• NO Medical Background Required

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

• Flexible Schedule

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

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Part-Time Administrative Assistant The United Methodist Church of Estes Park is seeking a part-time Administrative Assistant to provide support services to the Pastor and membership. Job responsibilities are primarily administrative, although they may differ based on church activities. This position requires strong communication skills, the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality, and the ability to manage multiple relationships, both internally and externally supporting the church. The position requires 12-20 hours per week with a pay scale of $14$20 per hour. To apply or request a more detailed job description, please contact office@epumc.org.

• Training & Local Support Provided • Rewarding & Meaningful Job!

Apply online at HomeInstead.com/NorthernColorado or call for more information

970.494.0289

Each Home Instead® franchise is independently owned and operated. © 2022 Home Instead, Inc.

Part Time Fitness Assistant at Estes ProActive Fitness Needs to have a positive and welcoming attitude. Call 970-577-0174 or stop by for more information. Ask for Jennifer

Delivery positions FT/PT (Estes Park) Immediate Openings. 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. epenterprisesllc@outlook.com

YMCA oF THe roCkIes 2515 Tunnel road estes park, Colorado, 80511

Housekeeper 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.

www.workintherockies.org

NOW HIRING

Apply online at https://eph.org/jobopportunities/

Help us help others. Become a CAREGiverSM

Apply at 854 Dunraven Street, Estes Park CO 970/586-1085 mtnvalleyestes@gmail.com

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: www.albertsoncompanies.com After your application has been completed, please call our hiring manager Ann at 970.586.4447.


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RENTALS

TRANSPORTATION

REAL ESTATE

BUSINESS

SALES

SALES

Apartments

Trailers/Campers

Homes

Business For Sale

Garage Sales

Estate Sales

JULY 30th YARD Sale 8 A.M. until Noon Pancake Breakfast 8 A.M until 10:30 A.M. Masonic Lodge 1820 S. St. Vrain Ave. Spaces available for rent $20.00 For Details call: 577-8585

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

Large Studio Apartment downtown. Single adult, NS/NP. 1-year lease, Avail July 1. Call (970) 480-5458 and leave voicemail. No texts. 2 BD 1BA w/ deck, walk to town, great views. NS/NP $1500 mo, 1 yr lse, 1 mo dep. (970)586-4864

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

Open House - Sat 7/23 10 am - Noon 2018 17’ Casita SD 255 Little Beaver Dr. Camper. Like new. AC, Many people dream about Fridge, Shower, Heater, owning property in the Generator, Sleeps 3, many extras. Super quality. Sold North End. This could be your dream come true! only from factory for Lovely 2900 sf 4 bed$34,000, year and a half room/3 bath home on over wait. Asking $25,250. Call 4 beautiful acres in a very 719-588-8390 private location. Spectacular views of the Continental Divide. SERVICES $1,250,000 The Thompson Group

Home Repair/Service

MISCELLANEOUS

Vacation Rentals

Host your home on EstesPark.com

$40,000 Hair-Nail Salon 30-years in Business 3 Stations-1 Nail Table Call Bret Freedman Estes Park Home Finders 970-215-2494

Follow Grn & Org Signs to 604 Aspen Sat 8-2, Sun 9-1 Furniture, Jewelry, Tools, Art, Holiday Items, yard Tools, Linens, Clothing, Kitchen Items, Sm. Fridge & More! Sun 1/2 Price

Estes Park Garage Door 14 point Tune Up & Safety Inspection Only $75 Call 586-8592 estesparkgaragedoor.com

Open House - Sat 7/23 11 am - 1 pm 399 Taylor Rd Office Spaces for Rent Sewing/Alterations You will fall in love with this beautiful home just east of 1191 Woodstock Dr. Allenspark. Gorgeous Newly Remodeled Remixed Custom Sewing interior with in-floor heat1200 Sq. ft w/ great parkServices ing, ample natural light, a ing. Near Hwy 7 & Cushions, campers, loft with a bedroom and Fairgrounds. Call outdoor furniture, balcony. Granite counters benches, leather and 402-730-4080 or Industrial Repair. and farmhouse sink. This 970-420-4388 Local - call Beth lovely home has one of the OFFICE SPACE 970-492-5446 nicest flagstone patios 6 Offices/Whole 2nd Floor we’ve ever seen. New ex850 sf, Yr. Lease Min. terior stain. 2 bed/2 bath, Private Parking, Bathroom, Piano Tuning 1562 sf. Kitchenette, A/C. $695,000 Reasonable Rates. Quality Susan Novy, local piano The Thompson Group Finishes. tuner. Located on River. Call for appt. Call Bret Freedman 577-1755 Commercial 970-215-2494 www.estesparkpiano tuner.com OFFICE SPACE For Rent Commercial 970-290-4488

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.

Beautiful location Gift shop is for sale contact Sammy 682-433-1595

Garage sale Saturday July 23rd 9:00am-3:00pm Tools-pictures-furniture and household items 1421 S St Vrain Ave

ESTATE SALE

Firearms

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

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 www.epgunarchery.com/.

PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE ANNUAL MAINTENANCE CONTRACTS INVITATION TO BID The Estes Park Housing Authority is seeking contractors to provide specific service contracts for all of its owned and managed properties in Estes Park, Colorado. Services being solicited: • Exhibit 1 Snow Removal Services • Exhibit 2 Plumbing Repairs • Exhibit 3 Electrical Repair • Exhibit 4 Housekeeping

• • • •

Exhibit 5 Lawn Care Services Exhibit 6 HVAC Maintenance Exhibit 7 Interior Painting Exhibit 8 General Maintenance

The CLOSING DATE for all Bids to be returned to the Estes Park Housing Authority shall be 5:00PM (MST) Friday, July 29, 2022. Bids will NOT be open to the public. A bid packet and interested Exhibit(s) may be picked up at the Estes Park Housing Authority office, 363 East Elkhorn Avenue, Suite 101, Estes Park CO 80517. Bids may also be requested to be mailed to a provided email or physical address by contacting our main office at (970) 591 2535 or EPHA@Estes.org. Bids must be submitted on EPHA bidding documents. Estes Park Housing Authority reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any improprieties. More information concerning this bid may be received by contacting: Naomi Hawf Estes Park Housing Authority 363 East Elkhorn Ave, Suite 101 PO BOX 1200 Estes Park CO 80517 970 591 2534 nhawf@estes.org

or

Wendy Fisher Estes Park Housing Authority 363 East Elkhorn Ave, Suite 101 PO BOX 1200 Estes Park CO 80517 970 591 2535 wfisher@estes.org

PUBLIC NOTICE

Host Your Space on EstesPark.com

NOTICE OF NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING A neighborhood meeting will be held on Monday, August 8, 5:30PM, at 223 Cleave Street, to provide information about the following development proposal: Proposal: BAT Project - Art Gallery, Tap Room and Residential Location: 223 Cleave Street, Estes Park Property Owner: BAT223, LLC Applicant: BAT223, LLC At the neighborhood meeting, the applicant will present an overview of the development proposal for the location stated above. The applicant will be available to answer any questions and respond to comments. Per the Estes Park Development Code (EPDC), Section 3.2, a neighborhood meeting is mandatory for zoning and planning projects that require a public hearing. This project will be presented before the Planning Commission and therefore this neighborhood meeting is required as part of the Town of Estes Park’s review of this application.


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PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS BUILDER APPLIANCE REPAIR

CLEANING SERVICES

COMPUTER SERVICES cont.

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ATTORNEYS ELECTRICIANS

CAMERAS EYECARE/GLASSES

CARPET CLEANING

Dr. Amber Busche 970-586-4418 www.aspen-eyecare.com 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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PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS BUILDER FLOORING

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

1186 Graves Ave., Ste. B Estes Park, CO 80517 Fax: 970-577-7260 drcory@estesparkaudiology.com www.estesparkaudiology.com

MAINTENANCE/REPAIR SERVICES

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“Consider It Done!” Dave 303-877-2007

HOT TUBS & POOL SERVICES

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GENERAL CONTRACTOR

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PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS BUILDER MAINTENANCE/REPAIR SERVICES cont.

PEST CONTROL

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Aaron L. Busche, CNE Broker Associate Aaron@EstesPK.com Cell: (970) 470-9962

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

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