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A cow moose is seen eating the aquatic vegetation in Sprague Lake. Photo by Brad Manard www.rmnphotographer.com


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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! It is strongly recommended that all participants complete a registration form prior to the event: engageestes.org/getinvolved

Enjoy The Free Summer Jazz Series Through September Estes Park swings to life every third Sunday from July through September. Beautiful Performance Park will be filled with the sounds of great jazz, performed by professional Colorado jazz artists in our mountain amphitheater. The series is produced by jazz musician Max Wagner with the Town of Estes Park. Sunday, Aug. 21, 2-4 p.m. | Classic Jazz Jazz pianist and composer, Scott Martin, leads a six-piece ensemble for an exciting live show blending classic jazz with contemporary pop, Latin and soul influences. Featuring the dynamic vocalist Wellington Bullings, their set ranges from unique original compositions to well-known Great American

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Estes Park Museum Afternoon Closure The Estes Park Museum will be temporarily closed on Saturday, July 30, 2022 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. The museum will resume normal operating hours, Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 – 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 3. For questions and resources please visit the museum’s website at www.estes.org/museum.

Songbook standards. Sunday, Sept. 18, 2- 4 p.m. | Ritmo Jazz Latino Ritmo Jazz Latino, featuring Cristine Barbosa on vocals, is a sextet of gifted musicians specializing in the infectious rhythms and elegance of Latin Jazz. The members of Ritmo Jazz Latino have decades of musical experience bringing various styles, rhythms and musical influences that collectively translate into an exotic blend of music. For more information on the Jazz Series, contact Town of Estes Park Event Planner Kevin McDonald at 970-577-3905 or email kmcdonald@estes.org.


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¡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, in-

fraestructura, 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! Se recomienda encarecidamente que todos los participantes completen un formulario de registro antes del evento: engageestes.org/get-involved

EVFPD firefighters generally respond to included: medical calls in their personal vehicles, al- • Emergency medical (assist EPH): 1 lowing for a faster response. On other in• Alarm Activation: 4 cidents, firefighters respond to a fire sta• Smoke Investigation: 4 tion to respond in department apparatus • Gas Leak: 2 with specialized equipment. • Motor Vehicle Crash (MVC): 2 During the week of July 17, the Estes • Possible Illegal Burn: 2 Valley Fire Protection District (EVFPD) • Vehicle Fire: 1 responded to 16 calls for service. This

The charge(s) are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. On 7/22/2022 at 12:05 a.m. police stopped a 19 year old driver from Estes Park in the 500 block of Prospect Avenue. The driver was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol. He was charged with DUI, DUI per se, illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor and driving

while license under restraint. He was arrested and transported to the Larimer County Jail. On 7/18/2022 at 3:35 p.m. police stopped a 43 year old transient female driver in the 200 block of West Riverside Drive. On scene she was charged with DUID and harassment. The female was arrested and transported to the Larimer County Jail.

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Estes Park Transmission Line Rebuild To Begin August 1 Western Area Power Administration will start construction on a long-anticipated project to replace the power lines in the Town of Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park beginning August 1. WAPA hired Barnard Construction Company, Inc., to replace two, 16-mile, wood transmission lines with one, 16mile, double-circuit steel transmission line between the Town of Estes Park and Flatiron Reservoir. Landowners along the entire project route have been notified of the upcoming construction in a mailer from WAPA, though they may not see construction activities until later in the project. The project is scheduled to take 18 months to complete and has been divided into two 6-8 month phases and four segments (project map included). Phase one will prepare the right-of-way and structure foundations along the entire project. Phase two will involve placing structures and stringing wire. For each phase, construction crews will begin on the east side of the project, closer to Flatiron Reservoir, in Segment 1 and work west towards the Town of Estes Park in Segment 3. Segment 4 work will install fiber installation on the existing double-circuit structures near Lake Estes and is anticipated to take about a week. The Town of Estes Park is not expected to experience any power outages during construction. Two sources of power will serve the Town of Estes Park at all times except for two 12-hour windows where a single source of power will serve the town.

The project to rebuild the transmission lines has been underway since 2011, in collaboration with the Town of Estes Park. Once completed, the new single transmission line will: • Improve reliable electric delivery to the Town of Estes Park by reducing the potential for customer service disruption. • Install more resilient steel structures and remove aged and deteriorating wood structures. • Halve the transmission corridors and the associated environmental footprint by co-locating two transmission lines onto a single right-of-way. • Ensure that the transmission line rights-of-way comply with applicable codes and requirements. • Mitigate wildfire hazards to transmission structures. • Improve maintenance access for routine work and emergencies. WAPA will notify the Town before construction begins on each segment. Visit the project webpage for more information. About WAPA: Western Area Power Administration annually markets and transmits more than 28,000 gigawatt-hours of clean, renewable power from 57 federal hydroelectric powerplants owned and operated by the Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and International Boundary and Water Commission in 15 western and central states. It is part of the Department of Energy. Follow us on Twitter @WesternAreaPowr or visit the website at www.wapa.gov.


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Estes Recycles Day Saturday, August 27, 2022 9 a.m. to noon, Events Complex Main Parking (enter from Manford Ave.) Station 1: Document shredding (limit of three banker’s boxes per vehicle please; suggested Rotary scholarship donation of $15 per box) Station 2: Scrap metal recycling (now includes microwaves – remove glass turntables) Station 3: Electronics recycling (2022 item fees below) • Tablet, eReader - $5; • computer tower, CPU, laptop - $20; • VCR/DVD player, satellite/cable box, video console - $5; • home printer, copier, scanner, fax machine, home stereo - $20; • small video game, similar weight item - $5; • cell phone, home phone, office phone, camera, router - $5; • food preparation appliance: blender,

mixer, food processor, plastic coffee maker, plastic kettle - $5 • personal hygiene item: electric toothbrush, hair dryer, Water Pik/flosser - $2; • flat screen monitor/TV 19” or smaller - $15; • flat screen monitor/TV 20-34” - $25; • flat screen monitor/TV 35” or larger - $50; • tube monitor or tube TV 19” or smaller - $30; • tube monitor or tube TV 20-34” $50; • tube monitor or tube TV 35” or larger - $60; • other e-waste: cables, cords, mice, small computer speakers - $1/pound Note: Load your trunk in reverse order for easier unloading onsite (electronics items, then metal, then shredding). To volunteer, contact erdvolunteer@gmail.com)

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Día del Reciclaje en Estes Sábado, 27 de agosto de 2022, 9 a mediodía Estacionamiento Principal del Complejo de Eventos, (en la salida de la Avenida Manford), Estes Park Estación 1: Documentos en papel (triturados in situ) (límite de tres cajas bancarias por vehículo, por favor; donación sugerida para la beca del Club Rotario de $15 por caja) Estación 2: Chatarra (ahora incluye microondas: retire los platos giratorios de vidrio) Estación 3: Aparatos Electrónicos: (tarifas de artículos de 2022 a continuación) • tablet, eReader - $5; • torre de computadora, CPU, computadora portátil - $20; • reproductor de VCR / DVD, decodificador de satélite / cable, consola de video - $5; • impresora doméstica, fotocopiadora, escáner, máquina de fax, estéreo doméstico - $20; • videojuego pequeño, artículo de peso similar - $5; • teléfono celular, teléfono residencial, teléfono de oficina, cámara, enrutador -

$5; • aparato de preparación de alimentos: licuadora, batidora, procesador de alimentos, cafetera de plástico, hervidor de plástico - $5; • artículo de higiene personal: cepillo de dientes eléctrico, secador de pelo, limpiador de agua / hilo dental - $2; • monitor/TV de pantalla plana de 19” o más pequeña - $15; • monitor/TV de pantalla plana de 20 a 34” - $25; • monitor/TV de pantalla plana de 35” o más - $50; • monitor de tubo o TV de tubo de 19” o menos - $30; • monitor de tubo o TV de tubo de 20 a 34” - $50; • monitor de tubo o TV de tubo de 35” o más - $60; • otros desechos electrónicos (cables, cordones, ratones, parlantes de computadora pequeños) - $1/ pound. Nota: cargue su cajuela en orden inverso para facilitar la descarga (artículos electrónicos, luego metal, luego trituración) Para servir de voluntario: envíe un correo electrónico a erdvolunteer@gmail.com


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On recommendation by the Larimer County Sheriff, the Board of Larimer County Commissioners at their regular Administrative Matters meeting today voted 2-0 to extend the fire restrictions currently in effect in unincorporated Larimer County. The restrictions have been extended since the danger of wildfire, forest, and grass fires are high due to above-normal temperatures, lightning strikes, and windy, dry conditions. As of 12:01 p.m. July 29, 2022 restrictions on open fires for the unincorporated portions of Larimer County are extended and stay in effect until 12:01 p.m. Aug. 29, 2022. Also in effect are restrictions on the use of fireworks, combustible devices, public firework displays, and incendiary devices. This is not a fire ban. Restricted today: • Open fires, including camp or cooking fires • Smoking in the open is not allowed, including on trails, parks, and open spaces. • Fireworks or firework displays. • Incendiary devices including sky lanterns, exploding ammunition, exploding targets, and tracer ammunition. • Welding Not Restricted: • Contained open fires in permanently constructed stationary masonry or metal fireplaces specifically designed for the purpose of combustion. • Gas or Liquid Fueled Fires fueled by bottled gas or pressurized liquid shall include but are not limited to portable heaters, cooking stoves, heating stoves, hiking/camping stoves, grills, fire pits,

fireplaces, etc. • The use of an internal or external combustion engine with a spark arresting device properly installed, maintained, and in effective working order and meeting published standards. • Fireplaces or wood stoves located inside permanent structures. • Fires in commercially operated wood and/or charcoal-fired grills designed for cooking. • Charcoal-fired grills when used at a private residence and location on a noncombustible surface of at least ten feet in diameter. • Welding and other torch work within an enclosed building. • Outdoor welding and other torch work provided that: o The area where the welding or other torch work is to be performed is free of vegetation for at least thirty feet in all directions. o Wind speed is less than 10 mph. o There is sufficient fire suppressant immediately available to suppress any fire that may be started. • Fires in air curtain burners. • Public firework display approved by the appropriate Fire Department or Fire District. The Sheriff may give limited exemptions from these restrictions based on his pre-approval and inspection. Any person who knowingly violates the restrictions can be fined. The Ordinance for the Regulation of Open Burning in Unincorporated Larimer County can be found by going to www.larimer.gov/spotlights/2022/06/28/ larimer-county-extends-fire-restrictions

The Estes Park Car Club will have their July “Cool Nights Cruz-in” this Friday, July 29 at the US Bank parking lot. Check out the classic autos, muscle cars, trucks and hot rods. Admission is free and begins at 4 p.m. www.estesparkcarclub.com


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Next Listening At The Legion Features Max O’Rourke & Greg Loughman Max O'Rourke and Greg Loughman will be playing Sunday night at 7:30 p.m. at Listening at the Legion at Circle 119, home of American Legion Post 119 in Estes Park. From the acoustic jazz ensemble, Rhythm Future Quartet, Max and Greg have a straightforward agenda: to keep the spirit of Gypsy jazz alive and expanding in today’s musical universe. The virtuosic duo offer up a newly minted sound, influenced by the classic Hot Club of France, yet wholly contemporary. They perform dynamic and lyrical arrangements of both Gypsy jazz standards and original compositions that draw upon diverse international rhythms and musical idioms. With Max on guitar and Greg on bass, these two amazing artists are dedicated to expanding the boundaries

of a vital musical genre. Tickets are available at esteslegion.org or by calling 970 586-6118. Tickets will also be available at the door Sunday evening. Many thanks to our sponsors and patrons who are making possible this amazing musical series.

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An artist’s representation of the completed James Webb Space Telescope. Photo credit: Northrop Grumman

July Observatory Open House EVAS Meeting After a two and a half year hiatus because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Estes Valley Astronomical Society is offering a free public lecture Saturday, July 30th 2022 at the Estes Park Memorial Observatory. The goal of EVAS is to pro-

Erin Wolf. Photo courtesy PRNewsFoto/Ball Aerospace & Technologies

Enjoy A Special Evening Of Dinner And Music At Twin Owls Steakhouse On Tuesday, August 2 from 6-8 p.m. make a reservation for a delicious dinner and amazing music at Twin Owls Steakhouse. At this special evening event, you’ll enjoy the sounds of Gypsy Jazz by Max O’Rourke and Greg Loughman as you dine in a beautiful, mountain setting. Ever since winning the 2015 Saga Djangofest Award at the age of 19, Max O'Rourke has made a name for himself in the gypsy jazz world as a skilled, sensitive, and versatile artist. He has toured internationally with John Jorgenson, Gonzalo Bergara, and the Rhythm Future Quartet, and is an in demand teacher and clinician in the gypsy jazz style. It was with the Rhythm Future Quar-

tet that Max first met bassist Greg Loughman, a veteran bassist and educator at the Berklee College of Music. Loughman has played in a variety of settings, including international tours with gypsy jazz with the Rhythm Future Quartet and Japanese pianist Yoko Miwa, but also with Grammy-winning pianist Danilo Perez, saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi, and singer Mark Murphy, and many others. They began playing duo together while on the road with Rhythm Future Quartet, first jamming backstage, then eventually

mote amateur astronomy and education in the Estes valley. All vaccinated individuals (or those with an exempting medical conditions) are invited. Mask are optional but recommended and will be available at the door. Our speaker is Erin Wolf a Program Manager and Technical Lead for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) at Ball Aerospace. The JWST is the largest and most complex space-based observatory ever built. It is currently at its observing spot, nearly one million miles from Earth. Erin’s presentation recounts the JWST design and build lifecycle, with updates for how launch and commissioning went and the newly released images. Just weeks into its mission, JWST has broken the record for the oldest galaxy ever observed by nearly 100 million years. It is seeing some of the first galaxies to form after the big bang 13.8 billion years ago. featured as part of the Rhythm Future Quartet's set. Their musical relationship, based on mutual respect and shared musical instincts, has grown through the years through playing together consistently. The result is an engagingly fresh and spontaneous musical experience that

Erin is currently a program manager for the SPHEREx program at Ball Aerospace. SPHEREx is NASA’s middle-class explorer program (MIDEX) Infrared observatory that will survey the sky in optical and near-infrared light which serves as a powerful tool for answering cosmic questions. In her role, Wolf fosters the mentorship of junior engineers and provides growth opportunities for all career levels. Prior to joining Ball in 2017, Wolf worked on Webb at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center for eight years. She also contributed to Landsat 9’s TIRS-2 instrument and to the fourth Hubble Servicing Mission. She has worked on many payloads in the past, with an emphasis on cryogenic systems and IR detectors. Wolf is a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and has been involved with the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE). She has received various awards for her work on Webb and was recognized as a Mentor of the Quarter at Ball. Wolf is a lifetime Girl Scout and Gold Award recipient. Wolf received a B. S. in physics from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA and attended the Systems Engineering master’s program at Johns Hopkins University, MD. The observatory is just north of the high school at 1600 Manford Ave. Park in the teacher’s parking lot between the high school and the observatory. The doors will open at 7:00 p.m. and the meeting will start at 7:30 p.m. The presentation, including a question and answer period, lasts about an hour. After the presentation, weather permitting, we will look through our 16 inch dome telescope at various celestial objects.

puts a premium on melody and emotional depth. Twin Owls Steakhouse is located at 3110 S. St. Vrain Ave., call 970-586-9344 to make your reservation today!


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It is hot out! The temperature gauge is creeping into the gotta-be-fake-news zone (fake news it is not) ; the cool mountain air isn’t so cool anymore and in the valley, air conditioners are running so hard they’re out of breath; and our gardens are becoming crispy, brown skeletons. By mid-day our perspiration sizzles like water drops in a frying pan of hot oil. Our glaciers are melting; our mountains are crumbling. We are burning up. On the radio the other day, I heard journalist and NPR broadcaster Scott Simon ask if the onerous heat of long summer days threatens the innocence of childhood. Will our grandchildren grow up being scared of summer? We grownups remember our summer of youth as a season of freedom, where we played outdoors all day, running barefoot, running through the sprinkler, running after the milk man in his truck, an empty bowl in our hands, hoping he’d toss us a chunk of ice to suck on, running away from the mosquito truck spraying fog into the atmosphere. We ran while playing kick the can, red Rover and ghost in the graveyard. We played until dark, when we were called inside to take a bath. Then, in our pajamas, we got a few minutes to sit facing the fan and hum a long, drawn out ah-ah-ah, our pulsating voices never ceasing to entertain. In 1855 John Greenleaf Whittier wrote a poem called The Barefoot Boy that captures the carefree summer days of yore. It begins like this: Blessings on thee, little man, Barefoot boy, with cheek of tan! With thy turned-up pantaloons, And thy merry whistled tunes; With thy red lip, redder still Kissed by strawberries on the hill; With the sunshine on thy face, Through thy torn brim’s jaunty grace; From my heart I give thee joy, — I was once a barefoot boy!

There's Little League, Hopscotch, the creek, And, after supper, Hide-and-seek. The live-long light Is like a dream, And freckles come Like flies to cream.

For generations, summer and its golden days provided an escape from tight shoes and school and instead gave children endless hours to run and play, explore and imagine. Today it’s different. Golden days have turned into blazing orange skies. There’s nowhere to run to escape the heat. Our planet is suffocating from the scorching temperatures: crops, forests, farm animals, wildlife, fish and butterflies. It seems as if the entire globe is either drowning or on fire. Mother Earth’s fever is rising at a menacing rate and it’s destroying us. We are destroying us. And so We wait for someone to stop this apocalypse. Surely, we think, our legislators will realize they need to make laws that will protect our precious planet before we perish in its inferno. Certainly, we tell ourselves, the people running factories will figure out they need to cut carbon emissions, stop dumping contaminants into the water, and clean up their messes. Of course, we convince each other, people everywhere are going to wake up one day before long and decide it’s time to stop buying plastic, cut back on driving automobiles, start riding bicycles or use public transportation, and repair, reuse, and recycle rather than throw away. When I heard Scott Simon on NPR asking if future generations are going to be scared of summer, I was driving 25 minutes to my destination, alone. I was one person in a car passing a whole bunch of other single-passenger vehicles. I could More recently, John Updike expresses almost see Simon’s finger pointing at me. the essence of childhood-in-summer with Why am I waiting for someone else to his poem June: heal our very sick planet? It starts with me. I am only one, but many me’s make The sun is rich, We and We can create change. Every efAnd gladly pays fort, no matter how small, is a gift to our In golden hours, grandchildren’s summers of carefree play. Silver days, And long green weeks That never end. School’s out. The time Is ours to spend.

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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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What values hold communities together? What practices, what habits of mind and heart strengthen our social foundations? Consider these American voices, and think of Estes Park. “Every action done in company ought to be with some sign of respect to those that are present. ” Adopted by George Washington in 1746 at age fourteen from THE RULES OF CIVILITY. “It’s a good thing to be dependent on each other for something, it makes us civil and peaceable.” Sojourner Truth, 1871 Robert Frost (1934) favored restraint: “The blows that a life of selfcontrol/Spares to strike for the common good/That day, giving a loose to my soul/I spent on the unimportant wood.” Marge Piercy (1970) celebrated “people who harness themselves, an ox to a heavy cart, who pull like water buffalo, with massive patience, …who do what has to be done, again and again.” In CHARACTER FIRST (1993) Joe Gauld declared that unless we first help students develop character there’s scant reason to concern ourselves with history, math and science. However, if we do advance character first, history, math and science will follow. These five interrelated values (intentional respect, enlightened interdependence, intelligent self-control, resolute patience, and focus on character development) are elemental “bonds of affection” that bind Americans and activate what Lincoln called the “better angels of our nature.” We can see them daily in our homes and workplaces. Media gasbags suffering from IVS (Irritable Vowel Syndrome) glorify division, separation and conflict, endlessly declaring America is falling apart because we are self-centered and uncooperative.

They ignore the social phenomenon that occurs twice daily as millions drive, bike, fly, walk or take public transport to and from work, mingling and merging with others in this mundane task. You think we can’t cooperate? Watch commuter traffic near you. Whether it’s a 7:00 a. m. approach to the George Washington Bridge, the Red Line to Shady Grove on the Metro in D. C., the 405 at 5:04 p.m. in L. A., the Blue Line on Boston’s “T”, the Dan Ryan on a rainy Chicago afternoon, or BART heading under the Bay to Oakland, the overwhelming majority of Americans purposefully display courtesy, cooperation, respect, focus, self-control and patience, epitomizing the civic glue that holds America together. Adverse events must be measured against the countless thoughtful gestures we see and practice daily, affirmative acts that impel hope. Typically outliers who break rules and violate societal norms are held accountable; time tends to wound all heels. When groups and teams seriously search for excellence, amazing results can occur. How many people worked for how long to deliver the James Webb Space Telescope’s mind-boggling pictures? Closer to home, Denver now claims the title of “Hockey Town USA” after the Avalanche took the Stanley Cup, Denver University Pioneers won the NCAA championship, and the Denver East High School Angels claimed the High School national championship. Teamwork, skill and focus were essential ingredients in these successes. Imagine an America in which commitment to excellence is rooted and routine. “Mountains are the cathedrals where I practice my religion. ” Anatoli Boukreev Reader response welcome: ftm7522@gmail.com


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Adult Chess Club Meets On Thursday Afternoons Here we are in the prime of the yesit-also-gets-warm-in-the-mountains summer, so who wouldn’t like to spend some time in a quiet air-conditioned place with some (dare I say it?) cool people? Our adult chess club meeting every Thursday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. at the Estes Park Community Center is just what you need! Since our last posting here in the early spring we have doubled in size and now have several competitive games for players at all levels each week. And of course we aren’t just folks who wear tape on their glasses and stare at a game board – we even play golf and hike and play pickleball too! We like to keep it free and easy…yes, free as in no membership requirements or dues, just adult fun. To attend you will of course need to meet the requirements for the facility (some of us have “Silver Sneakers” accounts with our Medicare or whatever so we don’t pay annual fees), and the people at the front desk are quite helpful. Please join us and bring your quests and questions. We have been working through game problems as a group, and are looking at expanding our presence in the chess community through “chal-

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Before it turned up earlier this month, a 1940 Sanborn postcard of the Glen Haven general store had been on a list of ten old Colorado postcards worth $1000 each. Photo courtesy Sanborn Research Centre

Estes Park Archives Program Saturday, July 30

No Offense! If you’re thinking about the Denver Bronco’s I wouldn’t blame you. But the kind of offense I’m referring to is the one that seems to be rampant in our society and the world. You know, the kind of offense you see every day on the nightly news, at the grocery store or maybe sitting at a stop light in traffic. The kind of offense resulting in one being offended. Being offended seems to have become our national pastime. Our country is arguably more segregated into factions than ever before and the tension that exists in our politics, cultural values, religious convictions and simply differing opinions translates into way to many folks being highly offended. Divorce, domestic abuse, incarceration, homes with absentee fathers, physical altercations, church splits, or self-medicating with alcohol and drugs are all examples that often begin with someone being offended. So being on the “defense” for offense is wise! The Bible lists the fruit of the spirit as love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness and self-control. Anybody think we could use more of these? But the “fruit” of offense is hurt, anger, outrage, jealousy, envy, resentment, bitterness, strife and hatred. What would our world look like with a few less of these? In Luke 17 verse 1, Jesus tells His disciples, “It is impossible that no offenses should come, but woe to him through whom they do come! ” (NKJV) So while it’s certain we will be offended in this life

it’s also true that we have the freedom to choose how we respond when someone does or says something that offends us. Men On Fire is a non-denominational group of men representing many local churches in Estes Park. We are committed to becoming better men buy encouraging each other to incorporate and exercise the characteristics of what it means to be a man of God—including becoming less offendable. We want to love all regardless of the offense. It is what Jesus calls us to do as well as to judge or condemn no one. This is not a complicated truth but requires intentionality to live out. And it’s impossible to do without help from God. 2nd Timothy 2:24-26 says, “And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel, but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient, in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will. At Men On Fire if there is anything we want to avoid it’s being a stooge of the enemy. His agenda is destruction, his strategy is division and one of his tactics is offense. It’s worth mentioning that striving to be free from offense doesn’t mean we don’t have strong feelings and convictions about what’s right. Frankly, we want to be offended by whatever is contrary to the Word of God. But loving others is our commitment as followers

Collecting rare postcards, for those who don't bother doing it, is no more fulfilling than mushroom foraging or butterfly hunting for those who don't bother doing it. Since December 2021, though, Estes Park residents have had the opportunity to turn Colorado postcards into cold hard cash. Thanks to the Estes Park News, the call was broadcast nationwide for the hunt for ten different Sanborn Souvenir Company postcards produced in the 1930s and 1940s, all with a local Estes Park area or Rocky Mountain National Park theme, and all worth $1000 each. That didn't mean they had been assigned a catalog value of $1000, or should be insured for $1000 each, that meant the Sanborn Research Centre was paying $1000 each for the first example that came into the shop, regardless of condition. We would pay $1000 for one of these postcards even if it had been torn in half and taped back together. At the time, the Sanborn Research Centre didn't know how many of these ten postcards, if any, would surface. Back when they were printed, they had been produced in small batches, with print runs of 25 only, and no reprinting if they weren't re-ordered. This rarity was unknown to the public until last year. They looked like any other run of the mill postcard on the rack, and while postcards were slightly more special 90 years ago to the purchaser or recipient, it was hard to imagine how they would have been passed generation to generation as something worth keeping without some recognition of their rarity.

Last week, amazingly, and much quicker than we had predicted, one of the postcards on that list, a 1940 view of the Glen Haven general store, appeared for sale on an online auction. Surprisingly, even though the "Ten Most Wanted" list had made its way into a lot of local and national hands, it sold for less than $40. Since the Sanborn Research Centre was the high bidder, someone or some local non-profit missed out on depositing $960 in their bank account with very little effort. This search didn't involve hours of exhaustive thumbing through disorganized boxes of postcards in an Illinois antique mall, or the cost of travel and dealer to dealer inquiries at a Pennsylvania postcard show. It involved entering the words "Glen Haven" in the eBay search engine, entering a bid, and checking back near the conclusion of the auction. The risk was essentially none, the effort bare minimal. If you haven't yet seen the list, stop into the Sanborn Research Centre this Saturday, July 30, street address 240 Moraine Avenue, between 9 a. m. and noon to pick up your free copy. If you aren't familiar with Sanborn postcards, we will be happy to teach you how to identify these rare postcards, how to differentiate rare Sanborn postcards from common Sanborn postcards, and provide price ranges of what we pay for older Sanborn postcards that don't crack this particular top ten list. You have nothing to lose, and potentially thousands of dollars to gain. It's like playing scratch cards where you know in advance the $1000 cash prize lurks underneath.

Community Yard Sale Pancake Breakfast There will be a Community Yard Sale and Pancake Breakfast held this 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.

successfully with offense or any other isof Jesus regardless of how intentional someone may be at wanting to offend us. sues you’ll fit right in. From out of town? Men On Fire meets Saturday mornings All men are welcome. 8:00 a.m. at the American Legion, 850 N. Stay Strong! Lead On! St. Vrain. Come join us for good food, Larry Strong faith, and fellowship. If you have quesTeam MOF tions about life, faith, how to deal more


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Help Us Raise Needed Funds For The Art Center of Estes Park!

Art is the Heart of a Community As we enthusiastically step into the next 35 years, committed to remaining relevant and viable, we ask for the continued support of our community and patrons, by suggesting a gift of $35 to our “$35 for 35 years” campaign. Our goal is to recover from the pandemic and allow us to raise enough funds to support hiring a second part-time employee who can serve as a Project Manager for our all-important fundraising events. The most familiar of these events to the community is the annual Art Market event, held over Memo-

rial Day weekend in Bond Park. Your support would mean so much! Remember, “$35 for 35 years,” and help us reach our initial goal of $10,000. 300 donations of $35 would get us all the way there, and we’ve already reached 30% of our goal. Please donate today, online via our website: www.artcenterofestes.com (go to 35th anniversary) or by mailing a check to Art Center of Estes Park, 517 Big Thompson Avenue, Unit 245, Estes Park, Colorado, 80517. Help us keep building for the next 35 years!


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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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Jocelyn Holst Bolster Novel Release & Book Signing At The Barrel

Local author and EPHS graduate Jocelyn Holst Bolster invites you to help her celebrate the release of her Young Adult novel, Spindrift Love from Atmosphere Press. Join her at The Barrel on Saturday, July 30th for a book signing with a BBQ food truck and live music from 2 Star Hotel. Critical praise for Spindrift Love from Independent Book Review: “The characters in this book are so well-written I had trouble remembering they weren’t real. If you are looking for a cozy small town coming of age story, this novel will be a great fit. With its atmosphere, characters, and concepts of self-discovery

and self-love, this book feels like one to keep on your bookshelf long into your adulthood.” Readers’ Favorite gave Spindrift Love a five-star review stating, “a moving and poignant tale about growing up and experiencing the ups and downs of life, Spindrift Love strikes a chord in your heart and may take some readers to a long-forgotten time of their youth. This is a wonderful story that is both heartbreaking and uplifting in equal measure. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Highly recommended.” For more information, please visit www.spindriftlove.com.

Rocky Mountain Guitar Stars Concert August 7

Rocky Mountain Guitar Stars Concert will flood the Ruesch Auditorium stage with six internationally known recording artists in an evening of stunning guitar virtuosity. John Knowles CGP, Pat Bergeson, Brooks Robertson, Jim Nichols, Muriel Anderson, and Richard

Smith will perform in concert August 7, 7:30 p.m. Presented by Rocky Mountain Guitar Camp, proceeds support the RMGC Scholarship Fund for young guitarists. Tickets, $25.00 at Eventbrite Edit Rocky Mountain Guitar Stars or go to tinyurl.com/4xnvspa3

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YMCA Offers After-School Care Starting This Fall

In partnership with Rocky Mountain National Park, YMCA of the Rockies will offer an after-school program for this coming school year on Tuesday and Thursday evenings starting August 30, 2022. This program is available for school-aged children (age 5+) in the Estes Park School District. Estes Park School District students will bus from the school to the YMCA to participate in the after-school program. Rocky Mountain National Park Rangers

will provide STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) programming, and YMCA of the Rockies staff will provide outdoor education and fun, recreational programming. The cost is $12 per day. Hours are 3:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Registration will open online to the community on August 5, 2022 for the fall semester. Space is limited. For questions please email registrar@ymcarockies.org.

You Are Invited To Visit Local Gardens – Part 2

The Estes Park Garden Club invites you to our second day of Open Gardens. Come and learn what is successful, how challenges are met, and share what works for you. The gardens are open Sunday, July 31, from 1:00 - 5:00. This event is free and open to the public. 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 enjoy 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.

Estes Park Special Olympics Bocce Ball

Estes Park Special Olympics organizers are hosting bocce ball games on Saturdays at 9 a.m. at Baldwin Park, near the post office. All ages are welcome to participate. For more information, contact Audri Smith at 970-451-3762 or email epspecialolympics@yahoo.com.


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Mountain Music Makers To Perform At Maude Jellison Library At The Y

The Mountain Music Makers (MMM) of Estes Park will be performing on Monday, August 1st at 7 p.m. at the Maude Jellison Library on the campus of the YMCA of the Rockies. This ensemble which features up to 15 local artists will be playing original songs unique to Estes Park such as the one about the bear that broke into the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, as well as some old time folk/country favorites. The show will take place in the beautiful

garden of the Maude Jellison Library. In case of rain it will move into 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 970586-3341 extension 1133 with any ques-

Trace Bundy Free Performances At YMCA Of The Rockies

On Sunday, July 31, Trace Bundy will be the guest musician for the 10:00 a.m. worship in Hyde Chapel. He will also perform a concert at 7:00 p.m. in Hyde Chapel. The concert is free and open to the public. From Boulder, Colorado, Bundy is a world-renowned acoustic guitar player known for his phenomenal performances and creative musical style. Internationally acclaimed guitar virtuoso Trace Bundy must be seen, not just heard. His music is poetry in motion, using harmonics, looping, multiple capos, and his unique banter and stage presence to de-

liver an unforgettable live concert experience. Listening to his intricate arrangements is one thing, but seeing the fandubbed “Acoustic Ninja” play live confounds even the most accomplished music lovers as to how one person can do all that with just two hands and ten fingers. Bundy’s unique career has brought him across the world, with sold-out concerts in 28 countries and counting – from high-tech performance halls in South Korea and Italy, to remote villages in Zimbabwe and Guatemala.

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Estes Park Village Band To Present Final Summer Concert

The Estes Park Village Band will perform its final summer concert on Wednesday, August 3. The free concert will begin at 7:00 p.m. in Performance Park on west Elkhorn Ave. The concert will feature a world premier commission for the Village Band, as well as a mixture of marches and lighter selections in a “Pops Concert” format for the band. Audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for the outdoor concert. The concert will be performed, rain or shine. This is the band’s 40th year of performing for the Estes Park community and its

visitors. Sharing the conducting duties for Wednesday’s program will be Melinda Workman, Jeff Klintberg and Chuck Varilek. The audience will hear marches including “Colonel Bogey” by Kenneth Alford and “Combination March” by Scott Joplin, arranged by Dr. James Mack, a summer visitor and musician who performs with the Village Band. The band will also perform Estes Park resident Jerry Brubaker’s march, “Wings And Shield,” dedicated to the men and women who perform Air-Sea Search and Rescue in the United States Coast

Guard. Movie themes include a medley of music from “Dances With Wolves” and “Encanto.” Other lighter selections for band include “A Symphony Of Sit-Coms, ” revisiting television shows from the 1960s; a medley of Dixieland music, “Dixieland Bash;” and a medley of music from “Queen” including “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Dennis Edwards, a member of the Village Band horn section, will be featured as alphorn soloist accompanied by the Village Band as he performs “Romantic

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Alphorn” by Lothar Pelz. Edwards taught high school physics in Germany, also playing in his town band and the Hofgassler Alphorn Ensemble. The alphorn is constructed entirely of wood, even the mouthpiece, and was handcrafted near the Black Forest region of southwest Germany. “Dream Lake” will have its world premiere performance at this concert. The piece was commissioned by the Village Band in memory of band members who have passed away recently, most notably trumpeter Loren Johnson, clarinetist Jenna O. Williams and trumpeter Al Velthoen. Composer Stephen Lias was a Composer In Residence in Rocky Mountain National Park. “Dream Lake” is adapted from “Lakes” in his “Timberline Sonata.” The Estes Park Village Band is a community band made up of musicians from the Estes Park area as well as from surrounding communities. New members are always welcome to perform with the band. Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings, starting at 7:30 p.m. in the Estes Park High School bandroom. The band will be on a short hiatus until November. For more information contact Chuck Varilek at 970-227-8704.


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Casting Lessons At Scott Ponds The house seems so empty now that my granddaughter, Allie, has returned home to NV. In the fall she will begin her college career. I was privileged to have her visit me for two weeks. She was a joy. On the last day of her visit, she cleaned her room, bathroom and all the upstairs as well as washing her bed linens, bath towels and washcloth. Then we remade her bed. Wow, such a guest, especially for an 18-year-old. I was concerned about cooking for her as she does not eat any red meat. Voila, chicken, vegetables and cheese to the rescue. And Allie loves leftovers. Many of you know that “Dr. C,” my daughter Marie, has taken up the advocation of farming. Currently, her special interests are micro greens and tomatoes. She sells them to several establishments here in town and sometimes offers them at her hospital. This is not a commercial, only a passing remark leading up to my recipe. Because Allie loves cheese and vegetables and I had an unlimited supply of tomatoes, I decided to make a tomato pie. I had cooked one years ago for guests and tried to find that recipe. That was a lost cause, so Goggle to the rescue. I knew it had mayonnaise and of course tomatoes and cheese so I just wanted some rules and proportions…guidelines you might say.

Tomato Pie 350 degree oven, check after 25-30 minutes Maks 6-8 servings 4 large tomatoes (beefsteak best) or 5-6 Roma tomatoes 2 cups white cheddar cheese 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese ½ cup mayonnaise 1 red bell pepper, diced 1 tsp. brown mustard 1-2 tsps. salt

Black pepper to taste Crust 1.5 cups crushed Ritz cracker (you can use a regular pie dough crush as well) either must be prebaked for 10-2 minutes. 5 Tbs. melted butter Use food processor to crush crackers into fine crumbs. Add melted butter and process until well mixed. Pour into nine-inch pie dish and press with bottom of glass or measuring cup to form smooth bottom and up sides of dish. Bake 10-12 minutes. Check at about nine minutes! Cool 10 minutes. Prepare filling while crust is baking. Slice tomatoes and sprinkle with salt and drain on paper towels for at least 20 minutes. Be sure to blot the tops to get out all the moisture. On cooled crust, sprinkle 1/3 of the cheddar cheese, then layer ½ of tomatoes. (Slightly salt and pepper each layer of tomatoes.) Continue layering, ending with cheese. You should have three layers of cheese and two layers of tomatoes. Mix mayonnaise, parmesan, and mustard. Spread over top of pie. Bake about 20 minutes or until top is browned. Cool until just warm, about 35 minutes. You may wish to decorate with some fresh basil or parsley. Slice and serve. Best served warm or at room temperature. It can be rewarmed in 200degree oven or carefully in microwave. I have also eaten it cold. I plan to make this for a dear friend next week when she visits from Denver. We knew one another in New Orleans and both couples decided to retire in Colorado. We are widows now and are still remarkably close. My email: esther.cenac@gmail.com Bon Appétit.

Estes Park Woman’s Club Trunk Treasures Sale Estes Park Woman’s Club will hold a Trunk Sale on Saturday, September 3, 2022 Our annual Trunk - Garage Sale is on Saturday, September 3, 2022; members will be selling items and crafts from the trucks of their cars in the parking lot of Mountain View Bible Fellowship (corner of Hwy. 7 & Peakview) from 8 a.m.- 1 p.m. There will also be a Bake Sale. All

proceeds go to the Estes Park Woman’s Club. This is a major fundraiser for the club which supports the Estes Park community by giving to the library, school, RMNP, Crossroads and other local organizations. Mark this date on your calendar. EPWC Celebrating 110 Years Of Community Work

Andrew Limmiatis will be 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 970-4734555.


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What’s Happening At The Estes Valley Library SUMMER HOURS Tuesdays-Thursdays, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays & Mondays, Closed Curbside Services Pick up books, movies, audiobooks, magazines, kits, even Chromebooks. Available Monday-Saturday. Learn more at 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. COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS Estes Forward: Community Conversation

Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership. Sign up at estesvalleylibrary.org. MAKERSPACE Learn the Laser Cutter Friday, July 29, 2-3:30 p.m. Repeated Friday, August 12, 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. 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). KIDS & FAMILIES Library Storytimes Preschoolers: Thurs., Fri., and Sat. at 10:30 a.m. Baby Storytime: Thurs. and Fri. at 10 a.m. Read to Therapy Dog “Bo”: Tues., August 2 at 10 a.m. and Tues., August 16 at 10 a.m. Outdoor Active Storytime at Performance Park: Wed., August 10 at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 3, 5:30-8 p.m., Pajama Storytime with Nancy Bell: Estes Park High School Wed., August 10 at 6 p.m. Voice your opinion about the future of Storybook Explorers: Sat., August 13 at Estes Park and the Estes Valley. Facili11:15 a.m. tated by the Town of Estes Park in EngOutdoor Active Storytime at Commulish and en español. nity Garden: Wed., August 17 at 10:30 Weave the Social Fabric: a.m. A Living Room Conversation TEENS & KIDS Wednesday, August 10, 11-12:30 p.m., Book vs. Movie Club: Nim’s Island Wasson Room Saturday, July 30, 12:30-3 p.m., Consider how you might work within Hondius Room the community to build connections that Book or movie—which do you like allow you to feel recognized, respected, best? We’ll discuss the book, then watch and valued. In collaboration with the the movie adaptation. Snacks and re-

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freshments 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 Repeated Wednesday, August 17, 4:305:30 p.m., Hondius Room 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., Makerspace 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. Show Your School Spirit: Water Bottles Thursday, August 11, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Makerspace Repeated Saturday, August 13, 1:30-3 p.m., Makerspace Personalize a water bottle with the Bobcat mascot. All supplies provided. Sign up at estesvalleylibrary.org. Show Your School Spirit: Pencil Pouches Saturday, August 13, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Makerspace Repeated Thursday, August 18, 6-7:30

p.m., Makerspace Create a Bobcat-themed pencil pouch and get started on organizing your school supplies. All materials provided. Sign up at estesvalleylibrary.org. Rubber Stamps & Paper Crafts Tuesday, August 16, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Makerspace Explore the Makerspace tools to create bookmarks, craft cards, decorate notebooks, and more. Sign up at estesvalleylibrary.org. 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 970-5868116. More information at estesvalleylibrary.org/legalclinic. FRIENDS & FOUNDATION Cliffhanger Used Books Cliffhanger Used Books, located next to the post office, is operated by the Library Friends & Foundation, offering gently-used books, movies, and music at discount prices. Open daily for summer hours, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


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Little Readers: Use Your Imagination & Get Creative With Active Storytimes

Oceans of Possibilities, the theme of our 2022 Summer Reading Program, is nearly over but don’t fret! The summer fun continues into August with special Storytimes for kids of all ages. Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream: come enjoy Outdoor Active Storytime at Performance Park on August 10 at 10:30 a.m. After reading a story, we will decorate bark boats with natural items, then send them down Fall River and see how well they float. This Storytime is recommended for children ages 2-11. Deep in the water, Mr. Fish swims about, with his fish face stuck in a permanent pout. Learn more about “The Pout-Pout Fish” in Storybook Explorers on August 13 at 11:15 a.m. in the Hondius Room at the library. After reading the book, we’ll paint crayon resistant

watercolor fish and complete an alphabet fishing activity. Kids ages 3-6 are best suited for this Storytime. On August 17 at 10:30 a.m., meet us at the Community Garden located at Stanley Park for another Outdoor Active Storytime. We will read a story and then explore the garden through our senses: touch, look, listen, smell, and taste. This is a Spanish/English bilingual Storytime – we will read a story in English and a story in Spanish – and is designed for preschoolers. Don’t forget that the Storybook Trail at Stanley Park is always open, and features a story that changes from season to season. This outdoor attraction is made possible through a partnership between the library and Estes Valley Recreation & Park District. Storytime helps lay the groundwork for language development in a young child’s rapidly growing brain while helping to develop an enjoyment of books and reading. Guardians are encouraged to actively participate with their children. Learn more about Storytimes, childhood literacy, and other great community programs at estesvalleylibrary.org.

Join Book Club For Mortals On August 11 To Discuss When Breath Becomes Air At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanthi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. In When Breath Becomes Air, Kalanthi chronicles his transformation from a naïve medical student “possessed,” as he wrote, “by the question of what, given that all organisms die, makes a virtuous and meaningful life,” into a neurosurgeon at Stanford working in the brain, the most critical place for human identity, and finally into a patient and new father confronting his own mortality. When Breath Becomes Air is the next book in the Estes Valley Library’s newest discussion group, Book Club For Mor-

tals. Read this unforgettable, life-affirming reflection on the challenge of facing death, and join us for conversation on Thursday, August 11 at 1 p.m., in-person or on Zoom. Ten copies of the book are available for participants to read and keep. By signing up and claiming a book, you are committing to attend the book discussion. Book Club For Mortals is focused on discussing books related to end-of-life and subjects related to being mortal. Please note this is not a grief or bereavement group, just a space for people to have open discussions on interesting books. Book Club For Mortals is led by Mindy Rickard, the Program Coordinator for the Larimer Advance Care Planning Program. Details and registration available at estesvalleylibrary.org.

Nearly 100 Artists Chosen For Annual Labor Day Craft Show

Even budding artists have an opportunity to take part in the annual Labor Day Arts & Crafts Show sponsored by the Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary Club. The show will be Sept. 3, 4, and 5 in Bond Park.

About six months ago, the Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary Club began accepting applications for its Labor Day Weekend juried Arts and Crafts show. During the intervening months, more than 150 applications were received from artisans living from coast to coast. This week the jury committee finalized its selections and artists from Florida, Washington, Louisiana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas and Utah will join those from Colorado, including four from Estes Park. Types of work in the show include ceramics, fiber art, glass, jewelry, metal work, painting in a variety of mediums, wood and wearable art. The list of hopefuls was whittled to 94 by a committee of six who reviewed the work of each artist applicant before determining on the list of those whose work will be seen under the tents in Bond Park Sept. 3 and 4 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Labor Day. They’ll be joined by musicians who provide sounds to accompany the shopping all three days of the show. Sched-

uled to perform from 10 a.m. to noon all three show days are Neilson/Nicholson, local performers who specialize in local acoustic rock music. GuitaristComposer James Davis is scheduled to be on stage from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day of the show. Those attending the show from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3 will hear 4Tell performing storytelling songs, bluesy classic rock and country with a tinge of bluegrass. Sunday’s final performance from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. will be Country-Bluegrass Singer- Guitarist Ryan Dart. For more than four decades, artists’ tents have dotted the perimeter of the park in the heart of downtown Now sponsored by the Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary Club, proceeds from the show are used to help fund the club’s extensive community support programs including scholarships for graduating high school seniors and need-based grants to local non-profit and eligible community groups. Last year’s show brought in nearly $350,000 in vendor revenue with more than $17,500 in sales tax revenue going directly to the Town of Estes Park.


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Estes Park Studio Tour August 6 & 7 There is a group of people who walk among us that may look ordinary– or they may stand out with colorful clothing, blue tinted hair and a certain flair in their actions. They are driven by the urge to create and express. They are hungry for expansion and knowledge. They enjoy experimenting and the hits and misses that come with that journey. Why do artists create paintings, drawings, sculptures, poetry, music etc? Because they have to! It is not a choice. These people would wither and die without this outlet. Curiosity and wonderment is a driving force for creation. Einstein famously said, "Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand." Today we introduce more artists that are long time residents of our Estes Valley. On August 6 & 7, they graciously open their homes to you and allow you into their private creative worlds. Deedee Hampton - Studio #3 Artist of endless possibilities using multiple mediums and techniques. A world traveler and immersive learner, Deedee loves to create and use many different mediums depending on her current inspiration. Deedee's series of playful “Spirit Animal Paintings” are inspired by nature and contain mandalas (spiritual energy grids) that are activated

by the animal in the background. They have been adorning the walls of Bird and Jim Restaurant for the last year as well as hanging banners on the parking garage downtown and also decorating a group of electrical boxes by the post office. Her “Magic, Mirth & Mystery Paintings” reveal images that come forth through inner landscape explorations and a nod to folk art. These transcendent images make you lean in to catch the details and magic they possess. Deedee's playful side also pokes fun with idioms (sayings and phrases that we take for granted). With one example “sometimes we just have to suck it up!” she asks herself “what is “it?” & how do we suck “it” up?” She then has fun figur-

ing out a creative way to make “Idiom Inspired Dioramas.” Be sure to ask to see “Potty Mouth” when you visit her studio!! Another medium she enjoys is ceramics and mosaics. Deedee creates glass and ceramic plate mosaics on rocks.

Joe creates sacred spaces inspired by his extensive travels to the temples of Asia and the sacred places of Europe and Mexico. His work is displayed in his Sacred Art Garden which is filled with prayer wheels and shrines for contemplation, meditation and prayer.

Each one is unique and adds a pop of interest to your garden. Recently acquiring a kiln, she also creates large garden totems “I would rather be an artist than a leader. Ironically, a leader has to follow the rules.”Criss Jami Joe Arnold - Studio #10 A “ recovering engineer” (as he refers to himself) having lived a life of numbers and calculations, Joe now takes his knowledge and builds fully movable sculptures for the home and garden.

His prayer wheels range from traditional Tibetan to contemporary secular themes. They are filled with prayer cards and then spun to send the prayers out into the world. His shrines shelter statues of saints or honor loved ones who have passed away. Several of Joe’s large scale art installations have been funded by the annual Burning Man festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. Walking through Joe's sacred garden is a beautiful experience. The colors of the shrines and the placement of them along

flowered pathways create a sweet, contemplative space that should be experienced. Easily movable and installed, these shrines range from table top to large scale. They can adorn your home or garden and remind you to honor and send those prayers in an artful way. “It is the poets, artists, and musicians that will carry us through the pandemic attacks into a new reality. They are the ones who tell us how to navigate, breathe, feel, think, enjoy, and fully live our lives.” ― Erik Pevernagie Karen Barnett - Studio #1 Karen is an equestrian, a painter and ceramicist drawing inspiration from the landscape, nature and animals. She loves to paint on-site and her landscapes are vivid with color and spontaneous strokes. She utilizes pastels as well as oils. Her art also includes handmade tiles that can be used functionally in a home and sculptures that are carved, stained and glazed, representing flora and fauna. Occasionally, she delves into different materials– most recently creating custom leather bags. Karen's studio/ home is a contemporary space that is flooded with light. Her abstract pieces frame the walls and speak to the space. Her ceramics and painting studio overlooks her horse barn and mountain scapes. Her work will create a sense of spaciousness and light. A must visit!

So mark your calendars August 6-7 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Invite some friends and visit all or just a few of these studios and meet these colorful neighbors. We once again would like to thank our sponsors. As we all know, finances are tough sometimes and supporting the ARTS is critical to the soul of the town and to our experiences and connection to each other. Our sponsors: Madison & CO, Estes Park News, EPAD, Dr. William Pike, Dr. Daniel Rauk, Rambos Liquor, Ed’s Cantina, TW Beck Architects, Richardson Team Realty, RE/MAX Mountain Brokers, First Colorado Realty, Bird & Jim Restaurant, Kind Coffee, The Rock Inn, Elements of Touch Wellness Spa and Christian Hill CPA. Viva Creative Culture!


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Don't Miss The Annual Bazaar At Hilltop Guild In Allenspark August 6 fered once a year," said Jennifer Bell, Hilltop Guild president. "Come join us and remember that the money you spend will go to local good causes like the Allenspark Fire Department and local scholarships." The historic

A felt-pin class was held at the Kelley House on July 20 with seven enthusiastic "students" attending. More than a dozen darling cat pins, dog pins, and garden pins will be available for sale at the bazaar. Another crowd favorite at the Bazaar is the Country Kitchen. But come early! "We will be selling a variety of delicious baked goods from cookies to pies," said Kitty Burton, Country Kitchen chair. "Additionally, fudge, peanut brittle, and sweet and savory breads will be available." Artisan sandwiches (think chicken, apple and bacon on a roll) will be available for a grab-and-go lunch. Come early for the best selection. A hot lunch item also

By Elisabeth Sherwin

It's almost here! The annual Hilltop Guild bazaar takes place Saturday, Aug. 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kelley House, 18720 Highway 7. No entrance fee, plenty of free parking. Get there early for the best selection of jellies including the now-famous dandelion jelly that tastes like mountain sunshine. All jellies from crabapple to chokecherry to dandelion and rhubarb will be $8. No advance sales took place this summer so that more jellies would be available for sale on the day of the bazaar. But that's not all! Several community groups including The Wind will have tables at the festival plus Allenspark Neighbors Emergency Network (ANEN). Vendors will be on hand selling jewelry and handmade items. Mary Hunter will offer herbal products and chair massage, Joanna Johnson of Slate Falls Press will have children's books and watercolor prints, Gini Krattenmaker will have repurposed pillows and fiber art, Susan Lutes and Jeannie Taylor will sell mixed media painting, Leslie MayaCharles returns with her hand-made jewelry, Jane Morrissey will have wood and fabric gift items, and Susan Platt will have jewelry. Jack Allington will be selling farm-fresh eggs. "This is a great community event of-

Bunce School, a one-room schoolhouse, is owned and operated by The Hilltop Guild and it will be open on Aug. 6 for docent-led tours. It is located within easy walking distance of the Kelley House and will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It was built in 1888 and restored by Guild members in 1996. The Guild invited the Vitalant bloodmobile to come to its annual Bazaar but at the last minute it became unavailable. Instead, a traditional blood drive will be held at the Allenspark Fire Department, in the Community Room, on Aug. 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please support this important service. Sign up in advance at www.vitalant.com.

Allenspark Blood Drive August 6 There will be a Blood Drive held on August 6th, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Allenspark Fire Department Community Room (downstairs), 14861 Hwy. 7, Allenspark CO. This event is being held in cooperation with the Hilltop Guild annual bazaar. Walk-ins will be taken as available, it is best to reserve a time in advance: by

visiting www.vitalant.org. Click "Schedule Now", enter zip code: 80510 (for Allenspark) and scroll down until you get to August 6th. Sign up for a time slot on August 6th at Allenspark Fire Department. For questions or more information: contact Elisabeth Sherwin at (303) 747-2133 or email: ensherwin@gmail.com.

will be provided. Inside the Kelley House the boutique will be offering handcrafted items from coasters to felt pins, embroidered cotton tea towels to scrubbies. Local weavers have made a selection of rugs, totes, shoelaces, shawls

and scarves. Imagine a beautiful shopping bag made out of recycled plastic bags!. The White Elephant will offer an array of kitchen equipment and small household and decorative items including framed artwork. Books and puzzles will be for sale in the book barn. Some small pieces of furniture also will be available for sale including four patio chairs. Hair on Wheels will again come to the Bazaar offering almost-free haircuts for a small donation. Live music will alternate between the Railroad Ramblers and Shazza (Sharon Arms) and Steel. Best of all, the money raised at this annual event will go right back into the community in the form of scholarships and charitable contributions. Check out the Guild calendar and photos by going to www.hilltopguild.com. Hilltop Guild events will continue into the fall with a Fall Festival and a fundraiser for local firefighter Will Heath. Stay tuned! On. Aug. 20 The Hilltop Guild is partnering with The Old Gallery to hold the annual blues festival the Hogabluesa on the grounds of the Kelley House at 18720 Highway 7 in Allenspark from 6 to 9 p.m. The dinner, catered by Smokin' Daves, costs $40 and advance tickets must be purchased

on-line from the Old Gallery. Enjoy live music by a returning favorite Mojomamma.


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‘BEEN THERE, DONE THAT, GOT THE T-SHIRT’ You’ve no doubt heard that expression as someone explained some ordeal or victory they’ve experienced in their life. Usually it is spoken with a sigh of relief, even joy, that they have endured a trial and come out ‘on top’ after it is over. That’s the way I felt last week as I sat in the waiting room at the UC Health Cancer Center in Fort Collins. I was there for my six-month ‘check-up’ to see how I was coming on my cancer recovery. I felt great and was expecting a good report as a result of my doctor’s visit. My blood had been drawn and was being analyzed so I waited to be called in to the doctor’s office. A much younger couple came in and sat across the room. He carried his bag of cancer-treatment supplies and laid it down. After a few moments he laid his head down on his wife’s lap and closed his eyes. He looked so defeated and sad. She caressed his brow and spoke quietly as he closed his eyes. He was wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with the ‘stars and stripes’ and a military insignia. A few minutes later she got up…to visit the restroom, I assumed. When he glanced my way I said: “Nice shirt. Thank you for your service!” He nodded appreciatively. I continued, “How is your treatment program going?” He said, “The chemotherapy is over and they are trying to figure out what to do next.” His voice and words suggested a hopeless feeling. I said, “Hang in there, these people are good!” My name was immediately called, just as his wife returned, and I was led down the hall to visit with my favorite doctor. The visit was good and the doctor left the room. I sat there for a few moments before heading out, hoping that the couple would still be there. I wanted to say, “Been there, done that…” and you can too.” I wanted to give them my card and encourage them to call me if they ever needed to talk, since I knew where they were coming from. Once I looked worse than he did and the doctor told me: “Bob, we could have lost you yesterday!” But the chemo, the radiation, and the surgery, put me where I am today…several years older, feeling good. I ‘got the t-shirt.’ And I wanted them to know that he could too…and to pray with them to that end. But they were gone. I was so sad that I had missed an opportunity to help, perhaps, brighten their day and strengthen their hope. I say all of this to ask you: “What is your ‘been there, done that, got the t-shirt’ experience that would help someone else to go on with hope and determination?” My wife, Martha, and I have been married over sixty years, could I share somethings about that with someone whose marriage is struggling? We’ve been blessed with four children: two adopted children and two biological, all of whom are in society-blessing roles. Could I be of encouragement to someone who is questioning their parenting methods? What other things have you been blessed to be victorious over…health issues, family issues, vocational challenges, personal uncertainties…that would be of great encouragement to others who are struggling to be successful over the same? Please don’t miss the opportunity to give them words of encouragement and, when possible, share a prayer with them, holding them up to the ‘God of Helps’ who is so receptive to His children’s pleas. It has been determined that a person who genuinely ‘cares’ about another and who has a ‘listening ear’ can often be more helpful in situations like I’ve been describing than a professional psychologist or counselor to whom it is a profession. So, get out there and ‘show’ your ‘t-shirt’, to the encouragement of others who are struggling. On a personal note, let me again just remind you that, as in the case of the couple in the Cancer Center, I am here to be of assistance and encouragement to any in our area who are needing my ‘listening ear’, encouragement, and, when desired, some suggestions that may work to help your situation improve. My degree is in marriage and family counseling, with additional training in individual therapy. There is no cost for any help I can provide and would be happy to be of service. Perhaps I could help you find your ‘t-shirt’ and help you to be of increasing service to others. Our world is hurting ‘big time’ right now, and needs all the help it can get. Perhaps you are God’s answer. My phone number is 720-530-6446. Or meet me at McDonalds or ???. God bless. Bob Lewis

Sunny, Peaches And Mango Are Looking For New Homes

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Peaches is declawed and about a year old. She does okay with the other kitties at the Pet Lodge and is a very friendly girl that loves to be pet. Sunny lost her owner and she is lonesome. She is about six years old and will do well in a quiet home. She has lived with other cats. Mango is about six months old. She is good with kids and other dogs. She is working on her puppy manners and leash training and is a sweet and friendly girl. She weighs about 35 lbs. All of these sweet pets are currently living at the Pet Lodge. Call (970) 2861652 to meet any of them. All pets are offered through the Pet Association of Estes Park, a nonprofit 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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Next Cars And Coffee August 6

July 29 - August 4

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Please come and join Estes Park Car Club (EPCC) for an informal get together to look at and talk about cars. No registration, no judging. Bring whatever you have – old, new, foreign, domestic, truck, motorcycle, shiny or rusty, or just come to

look. Bring the kids or grandkids. There will be coffee and donuts. • First and third Saturdays beginning in June at the Rec Center’s back (lower) lot (660 Community Drive, EP). • Starts at 8:00 a.m. – come and go whenever. Please connect with us online: Email: EstesParkCarClub@gmail.com Web Site: www.estesparkcarclub.org Facebook Group: Estes Park Car


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Village Thrift Grants 100 Hours Of Free Translation And Interpretation Services To Nonprofits By: Karen McPherson

Our year-round community is close to half Hispanic. That means almost half of our local community theoretically has English as a second language. So, when the Cameron Peak fires are forcing our town to evacuate, and emergency alerts are only in English, many residents don’t understand that it’s time to pack up and leave. It means that if we have a speaker

Cato Kraft, Executive Director of the Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center reasons, “We can’t claim to be inclusive or accessible when our non-English speaking populations don’t have access to materials or information in their language. Many agencies in town pay good money and spend a great deal of time creating strategic plans that dictate— with good reason—that they operate

Estes Park Senior Citizens Center Menu 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

August 8 – 12 Monday, Aug 8

Crispy Chicken BLT Sandwich w/ 3-Bean Salad

Tuesday, Aug 9

BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich w/ Mac ‘n Cheese & coleslaw

Wed., Aug 10

Chicken Parmesan w/ Spaghetti, garlic bread & side salad

Thursday, Aug 11 Hot Roast Beef Sandwich w/ Mashed Potatoes, gravy & vegetables Friday, Aug 12 about local owl habitats, an invitation to build a float for a parade, or a back-toschool fair….the information is not easily accessible to so. many. people. And if you think the “roughly half ” estimate of non-native English speakers is exaggerated, consider including the next greatest international populations living, working, and owning businesses in Estes Park: our residents from Nepal, Eastern Europe, and the Baltic states. The gap in local communication around programs and services led the Nonprofit Resource Center to apply for a community grant from the Village Thrift Shop that would cover the fee for nonprofits to access Translation and Interpretation services. The Village Thrift Shop awarded $3200 to pay for 100 hours of services. There are 7 translators and interpreters available for SpanishEnglish, and translators for other languages are actively being recruiting. The Stanley Home Foundation was the first to reach out for assistance translating their tour guide training manual into Spanish with the goal of offering Tours in Spanish. Nonprofits, government agencies, and taxing districts are the front lines of these often underserved communities. Together, they are in the business of building a community, policies, and services that support all citizens. To do so, they must first “speak” in a language everyone can understand.

with inclusivity in mind. Language access is the first and easiest step to equity and inclusion.” There has been some push back on the fee for translation services…why wouldn’t this be a call for volunteers? Kraft points out that, “We don’t ask a wood worker to build a custom hutch, why would we ask translators, who have gone through tranings and have specialty skills, to work for free?” If you or anyone you know thinks translating a community poster might be beneficial, would like a translator at your next program, or want certain content to reach a larger audience, please contact info@epnonprofit.org. Translation and Interpretation is one of the three FeeBee Contract Services offered through the Nonprofit Resource Center (hence the cute bee in the graphic). The other two include Grant Seeking and Writing, and Graphic Design and Marketing. FeeBee services are available to any nonprofit*, government, or taxing entity in the Estes Valley at the contractor rate of $40. However, the grant from Village Thrift Shop is only available to nonprofits (up to 5 hours per nonprofit). Eligible nonprofits must be in good standing with the Colorado Secretary of State and included in the List of Nonprofits on epnonprofit.org.

Salmon (4 oz) w/ Rice Pilaf & 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, Aug 1st, you need to call before 1:00 PM on Friday, July 29th. 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


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Invitation To Free Tuesday Evening "Burning Issues" Program At The Y "Y" campers and the public are invited to the 46th Annual Robert M. Lawrence Burning Issues Lecture Series for 2022, conducted at the "Y", free of charge. The presentations will be every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m., through August 9, in the Boone Family Mountain Center Presentation Room. Note the change of venue - directions are provided below. These lectures/discussions are delivered by professors and other highly experienced specialists in their fields. Some also are lecturers in the Colorado State University (CSU) Osher Life-Long Learning Institute - a popular adult education program conducted in some 140 U.S. universities. For you who are interested in current domestic and international affairs, please join us in exploring: 8/2 "Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park: Then & Now, revised edition," Dr. James Pickering, Ret, and Derek Fortini, Director, EP Museum. August 2: Dr. Jim Pickering, grew up in New York, received his B.A. at Williams College and his M.A. and Ph.D. in English at Northwestern University. He began a teaching and administrative career at Michigan State University, where he served as Director of The Honors College, and at the University of Houston where he was dean, provost, and president. The author-editor of more than 30 books on the history of Colorado and the West, since 2006 he has served as Historian Laureate of the Town of Estes Park.

Estes Park Museum Director Derek Fortini is a Colorado native who grew up primarily in north Denver and has visited Estes Park since childhood. Derek majored in art history and received his MA degree from the University of Denver, with a focus on museum studies. He has worked at the Estes Park Museum since the end of 2006 and as the Director since 2009. Abstract: Join Historian Laureate/author Dr. James Pickering and Estes Park Museum Director Derek Fortini as they highlight some of the historic sites covered in the 2019 publication Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park: Then & Now, revised edition. Over 140 historic sites are explored throughout the publication each provided with a historical background provided by Dr. Pickering and a visual comparison, many re-photographed by Director Fortini. Enjoy learning local history and hearing the stories behind revisiting and re-photographing the historic sites of Estes Park. 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.

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.

Summer Residence Association Golf Tournament The Summer Residence Assoc. held a golf tournament at the Estes Park 18 Hole Golf Course on 7/22/2022. The winning team shown here won the scramble with a two under par including a 60foot putt by Dale Hurd. SRA is an association of people who own property in the Estes valley but have a primary residence outside of Estes. SRA has many activities including golf, hiking, bridge, Mah Jongg, and weekly dinners and breakfasts during the summer. SRA continues to seek new members and interested individuals should call Pat or John Vorreiter (970) 577-0985 or vorreiter2@aol.com.

Winning team of Jill Hurd, Dale Hurd & Pat Vorreiter.

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 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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Meeker Park Lodge Celebrates 100th Anniversary Celebration included cookout, square dance, concert, pancake breakfast, pony rides and a float in the Allenspark July 4th parade It was a weekend to remember July 1-3 as Meeker Park Lodge celebrated its 100th Anniversary. There has been much

throw a party to celebrate and honor the Devers' hard work. So the weekend celebration was put together for everyone to come and enjoy. It included a cook out and square dance in the Reception Hall on Friday night – with more than 50 people reminiscing and sharing fond

A large cake was served at the cookout as part of the 100th Anniversary celebration.

memories of summers in Meeker Park and then kicking up their heels doing the Do-Si-Do. Saturday’s celebration included a social hour followed by a concert by the very talented vocalist Brennen Leigh. She came all the way from Nashville to serenade the audience with

her western cowboy lyrics and guitar picking. The weekend of celebration was capped off with a Sunday morning pancake breakfast and pony rides in the pasture for the kids. The Dever family were all able to attend the events. “We are so happy to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Lodge and all that the Devers' accomplished," said Jen, "And we are looking forward to the future - reviving a lot of the old traditions and creating new memories in the years to comes. We love the history of Meeker Park and all of the neighbors have been so welcoming. We look forward to the next 100 years." For more information about Meeker Park Lodge and Cabins or trail rides at the stables, visit themeekerparklodge.com or call 303-747-2266.

The cookout, square dance and concert offered Meeker Park community members an opportunity to visit and reminisce.

to celebrate since O.L. Dever settled in the Meeker Park area in 1922 and began what would become Meeker Park Lodge and cabins. He and his wife Crete were both teachers and wanted a summer retreat in a beautiful and restful mountain setting. They built a cabin for themselves and then 16 more for summer guests. The main Meeker Park Lodge was completed in 1935, complete with a public dining room, camp store, gift shop and horse stables. It became the gathering place for locals who either stayed in the Dever cabins, their own nearby cabins, or took a room in the lodge. Nightly buffets, trail rides with campfire cookouts, weekly square dances, card games and board games in the lodge and Sunday church services in the Recreation Hall, which was added in 1958, provided fun and fellowship for the whole community. Over the years the lodge was passed down through the family, and the traditions lived on. In January 2021, the mother and Meeker Park Lodge Stable Manager Ashley Cressman escorts the Vocalist Brennen Leigh traveled from Nashville to give a daughter team of Sandy Colohan and Jen Meeker Park Lodge float in the Allenspark July 4 parade. country music concert as part of the celebration. McMillan purchased the business from Photos courtesy of Meeker Park Lodge the Dever Family. Recognizing its historic past and place in the community, their goal is to preserve the property and maintain those mountain traditions for the community. There aren't many of these historic, Colorado mountain properties left. By preserving the lodge and cabins they hope to keep the traditions alive and get a new generation of people coming to this beautiful location and property. In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the business, Dever Group shot (l-r) Dan Dever, Kathy Sandmeier, Marti Dever, Nick A square dance - a longtime tradition at Meeker Park Lodge - was Jen and Sandy wanted to Cavalari, Bonnie Dever, Patti Dever-Cavalari, Laura Dever. part of the Friday night kick of the weekend of celebrations.


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It Takes a Village We adopted the motto “It takes a Village” when Laurie Dale Marshall became the Executive Director of EVICS Family Resource Center in June of 2021. The phrase “it takes a village to raise a child” originates from an African proverb and conveys the message that it takes many people to provide a safe, healthy environment for children, where children are given the security they need to develop and flourish, and to be able to realize their hopes and dreams. Source www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpu bh.2022.756066/full At EVICS Family Resource Center we also believe that it takes a village to support, empower, and provide tools and educational supports to the whole family so they can achieve their hopes and dreams in our beloved Estes Park. Everyone has something to offer in supporting families and being a part in the change; if we help just one family thrive in our community, then it is worth it! Through partnerships and collaborations, we can provide high quality programs and events to everyone in our community. Our newest program, “Storytime at the Garden” takes place at the community garden every Tuesday. The Estes Park Community Garden is graciously providing us a safe space to host our summer program in a beautiful outdoor setting. They are doing an amazing job renovating the kid’s area. We are thankful to everyone who is making this project possible so events like this can happen in a safe place surrounded by nature, vegetables, and fruits. This program introduces children to bilingual English/Spanish books, music, words, and reinforces the creativity and talents of each child. Storytime at the Garden is led by our amazing community member volunteer Susan de la Cruz Castillo. She says “I love the bilingual story time at the garden! It is a beautiful initiative by EVICS, helping children in our community to have fun and learn in a creative way that encourages the development of imagination. I am more than lucky to belong to this program because I give with grace what I have received by grace. I am happy to share a little of myself and what characterizes me: the love for children's learning. And there is no better way to do it than being part of this beautiful work. Thanks to EVICS for giving me the opportunity to grow doing what I do best, bringing joy to children.” There are many other programs and events that we are providing to our community, and without the help and sup-

port of our community members who graciously volunteer their time, knowledge, and resources, we could not execute all our programs. To mention a few, we have English as a Second Language (ESL) classes with volunteer teachers Janet Taylor, Barbara Werner, and Dave Tomas. Expectant Moms led by Ruth Hocker; Self Defense led by Ellen Benes; and Active Mommas led by Sarah Pevny. We also have a Mommy & Me class, and Circle of Security, a parenting cohort coming soon! It does Takes a Village, and our Estes Park Village is the best! Everyone has something to offer our community, so come talk to us about finding your part in our village, you can reach out to us at (970) 586-3055 or at office@evics.org. Se Necesita un Pueblo Adoptamos el lema "Se Necesita un Pueblo" cuando Laurie Dale Marshall se convirtió en directora ejecutiva de EVICS Centro de Recursos Familiares en junio de 2021. La frase "Se Necesita un Pueblo para criar a un niño" tiene su origen en un proverbio africano y transmite el mensaje de que se necesitan muchas personas para proporcionar un entorno seguro y saludable para los niños, donde los niños reciban la seguridad que necesitan para desarrollarse y prosperar, y para poder realizar sus sueños y esperanzas. Fuente www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpubh.2022. 756066/full En EVICS Centro de Recursos Familiares también creemos que se necesita un pueblo para apoyar, empoderar y brindar herramientas y apoyo educativo a toda la familia para que puedan alcanzar sus sueños y esperanzas en nuestro amado Estes Park. Todos tienen algo que ofrecer para apoyar a las familias y ser parte del cambio; si ayudamos a una sola familia a prosperar en nuestra comunidad, ¡entonces valdrá la pena! A través de asociaciones y colaboraciones, podemos ofrecer programas y eventos de alta calidad a todos en nuestra comunidad. Nuestro programa más nuevo, "La hora del cuento en el huerto" se lleva a cabo en el huerto comunitario todos los martes. El huerto Comunitario

de Estes Park gentilmente nos brinda un espacio seguro para albergar nuestro programa de verano en un hermoso entorno al aire libre. Ellos están haciendo un trabajo increíble renovando el área de los niños. Agradecemos a todos los que están haciendo posible este proyecto para que eventos como este puedan suceder en un lugar seguro rodeado de naturaleza, vegetales y frutas. Este programa introduce a los niños a libros, música y palabras bilingües en inglés y español y refuerza la creatividad y los talentos de cada niño. La Hora del Cuento en el Huerto está dirigida por nuestra increíble miembro de la comunidad voluntaria Susan de la Cruz Castillo. Ella dice: “Me encanta la Hora del Cuento Bilingüe en el Huerto! Es una iniciativa hermosa por parte de EVICS, que ayuda a los niños de nuestra comunidad a divertirse y a aprender de una forma creativa y que fomenta el desarrollo de la imaginación. Soy más que afortunada de pertenecer a esta actividad porque doy por gracia lo que por gracia he recibido, soy feliz de compartir un poco de mi y de lo que me caracteriza: el amor por el aprendizaje de los niños. Y no hay mejor forma de hacerlo que está, siendo parte de esta hermosa labor. Gracias a EVICS por darme la oportunidad de crecer haciendo lo que mejor se hacer, dar alegria a los niños.” Hay muchos otros programas y eventos que brindamos a nuestra comunidad, y sin la ayuda y el apoyo de los miembros de nuestra comunidad que amablemente ofrecen su tiempo, conocimientos y re-

cursos como voluntarios, no podríamos ejecutar todos nuestros programas. Para mencionar algunos, tenemos clases de Inglés como Segunda Lengua (ESL) con maestros voluntarios como Janet Taylor, Barbara Werner y Dave Tomas. Mamás en Espera dirigida por Ruth Hocker; Defensa Personal dirigida por Ellen Benes; y Mamás Activas dirigida por Sarah Pevny. También tenemos una clase de Mami & Yo, y Circulo de Seguridad, ¡un cohorte para padres próximamente! ¡Se Necesita un Pueblo, y nuestro pueblo de Estes Park es el mejor! Todos tienen algo que ofrecer a nuestra comunidad, así que venga y hable con nosotros sobre cómo aportar su parte en nuestro pueblo, puede comunicarse con nosotros al (970) 586-3055 o a office@evics.org.


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Author Signing At The Trail Ridge Store Xanterra Travel Collection is proud to announce author and photographer Jacqueline Crivello, who will be signing her books at the Trail Ridge Store in Rocky Mountain National Park on Wednesday, August 3, from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Jacqueline is an internationally published nature photographer and author of two award-winning books, The Magic of the Forest and Fireball Fox Saves the Forest. Her photography combines extreme action with striking detail. Her writing draws readers into her world with charming stories that teach lessons of kindness and stewardship of nature. After releasing her first children’s book, The Magic of the Forest, she knew there

would be more. Jacqueline hopes these books inspire readers to explore nature and to care for our animal friends’ homes by helping prevent forest fires. Jacqueline Crivello lives in Evergreen, Colorado, which provides her with an opportunity to reside among the scenery and wildlife she loves to photograph. Join Xanterra Travel Collection in welcoming Jacqueline Crivello and begin your journey and your love of wildlife and nature.

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The Mountains Are Calling... We'll Guide You Home – RE/MAX www.WeSellEstesPark.com

Mountain Brokers 1200 Graves Avenue, Estes Park

Office: 970-586-5324

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LongsPeakViews.com $849,000

EstesPark4Plex.com $1,200,000

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2 Bed 2 BAth 1056 sq ft

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337 Virginia Dr. $455,000 Call Dave Lasota

639 Park River Pl $799,000 3/3

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$450,000

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Close to RMNP, Town and the River

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101 Ute Lane $1,080,000 Call Javier or Maria

11543 County Rd 43 $1,350,000 5 Bed, 7 Bath, 6704 sq ft 19.6 Acres

Call Kim

2719 Sunset Lane $955,000 Call Javier or Maria Coming Soon

1269 Chasm Dr. $1,229,000 Call Becky

1930 N. Sharon Ct $1,090,000 Call Gene

1010 S St Vrain Unit A3 $315,000 Eagles Landing Condo Call Renee

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THE GOMEZ TEAM

Javier Gomez Broker 970 213-8692

estesparkproperties@gmail.com

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Mountain Brokers 1200 Graves Avenue, Estes Park

maria@estesparkproperties.realestate

101 Ute Lane

PRICE REDUCED

3 bed/3 bath home with true single level living in coveted Arapaho estates subdivision. Great views to the north & south from 2 decks. Spacious kitchen with pine cabinets & built in desk & large pantry. Separate formal living & dining room. Open concept with pine tongue & groove vaulted ceilings in the living & family room. Large master bedroom with luxurious bath including jetted tub. Walk-in closet & lots of storage throughout. Custom blinds. Gas FP in family room & master bedroom. Listed at $1,080,000

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

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Eric Blackhurst Broker Associate

970.586.2950

Since 1930 this 38.9 acre property has provided travelers food, lodging and a place Owner reports 4 buildings have 21,988 sqft of finished living spaces, this property must be seen to be appreciated. $3,900,000

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

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1945 Tanager Road

$2,800,000

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Got Retirement Plan?

561 Columbine Avenue

retirement plan for their employees. Although there is no cost to the employer, employers will still have to enroll their By: Paul Mueller, CPA Colorado Secure Savings will be a state- employees timely and manage the program through payroll deductions. managed program to provide access to As an alternative, emretirement savings for ployers may want to connearly 1 million Colorado sider adopting a retireworkers who do not curment plan for their rently have access to a rebusiness rather than betirement savings program ing forced to adopt the at work, such as a Simple Colorado Secure Savings IRA or 401k. It will be opprogram. An employer’s financial or tax erated under the auspices of the newly advisor can help evaluate options when created Colorado Secure Savings Proit comes to costs, features and tax benegram Board. fits so that an employer chooses the plan The Board plans to launch a pilot program in October 2022 for early adopters, that's right for them and their business. Not only can a retirement plan help in with enrollment expected to begin in saving for retirement, it can also be a early 2023 for all other eligible employvaluable tool for attracting and retaining ers. good employees. The program will apply to Colorado Paul Mueller, Managing Director, CPA, employers with five or more employees, Mueller Pye & Associates, 970-667-1070, who have been in business for at least paul@mpa.cpa two years and don't sponsor a qualified Colorado Secure Savings Program is a GO for 2023

• Charming Vintage Log Cabin • 3 bedrooms / 1.5 baths • 2 car garage • Corner lot Take a look today, $549,000

512 Columbine Avenue • 3 bedrooms / 1 full bath • Nicely cared for ranch style home • Private backyard with basketball hoop • Close to schools & downtown Just $460,000

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We celebrate 50 years of worship in our little log church in the heart of downtown Allenspark. 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. (Note: this is a new date for the celebration)

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Estes Park Men’s Golf Association Results For Week Of July 25, 2022 Congrats To All Winners – Net Scores Special Congrats To Don Saucier Hole-In-One # 15 Net Score Tom Keyworth 66 L. ou Wilkerson 67 Bob Waddell 69 Tony Palmer 69 Dick Smith 69 Dwight Stanford 70 Rod Unruh 70 Tom McNeil 70 Drew Webb 70 Scott Logan 70 Walt Coleman 70 Al Wagner 71 Dennis Bryant 71 Tandy Brown 71 John Copenhaven 71 Larry Nosbish 71 Curt Collar 71 Pete Johnson 72

Jim Matthies 72 Henry Glover 72 Matt Quinn 72 Chris Layton 72 Brad Anderson 72 Duane Brown 72 Wayne Anderson 72 Josh Tracy 73 Steve Wirrig 73 Adam Strong 73 Ray Leaycraft 73 Jeff Lindberg 73 Don Saucier 74 Al Arms 74 Robert Wilczek 74 Virgil Yarbrough 74 Chuck Slicker 75 Von Byall 75 Aaron Tulley 75 Pete Hogue 75 Sam Beeler 75 Stan Osborne 75

Men’s Golf Standings Of The President’s Cup 1st round President's Cup Blue White Low Net Tom Keyworth 66 Lou Wilkerson 67 Bob Waddell 69 Dwight Stanford 70 Rod Unruh 70 Tom McNeil 70 Drew Webb 70 Scott Logan 70 Al Wagner 71 Dennis Bryant 71 Tandy Brown 71 John Copenhaven 71 Larry Nosbish 71 Curt Collar 71 Pete Johnson 72 Jim Matthies 72 Henry Glover 72 Matt Quinn 72 Chris Layton 72 Duane Brown 72

Josh Tracy 73 Steve Wirrig 73 Adam Strong 73 Ray Leaycraft 73 Jeff Lindberg 73 Al Arms 74 Robert Wilczek 74 Chuck Slicker 75 Von Byall 75 Aaron Tulley 75 Stan Osborne 75 Red/Yellow Low Net Tony Palmer 69 Dick Smith 69 Walt Coleman 70 Brad Anderson 72 Wayne Anderson 72 Don Saucier 74 Virgil Yarbrough 74 Pete Hogue 75 Sam Beeler 75


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Still Time To Enter The 19th Annual Nan Ryan Invitational Now is the time to sign up for the 19th annual Nan Ryan Invitational golf tournament, this Saturday, July 30, at the 9hole Lake Estes course. Tee off between 7:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Entry fee of $25 for passholders and $40 for non-passholders includes 9-hole greens fees, tournament fee, a $20 Gift Certificate from The Dunraven at Estes Park Resort, fruit and snacks, prizes for winning teams in all divisions and for special events, and a gift for each player. All proceeds from the tournament benefit the Estes Park Junior Golf Program. Last year despite a partial rainout, the tournament raised a record $6150, bringing the total raised by the tournament through the years to $50,655. “We hope to exceed that this year,” stated Ryan. “The money raised helps to buy golf equipment for the junior program participants, assists with scholarships for those who need financial assistance, and helps players participate in tournaments.” Format of play is a 4-person 9-hole scramble. You can sign up as a single, with one or more players, or as a team of four. Divisions for men, women, mixed and juniors. Any junior golfers aged 17 and under pays no entry fee.

This year there will be a raffle for a Callaway stand bag, retail value $210, a Callaway Men’s Right Hand Driver, retail value $310, several Masters Tournament mementos and various other items. Raffle tickets are $5 or 5 for $20. In 2021, the winning teams were Women’s – Kay Nikolaus, Ruth Moser, Candy Salzbach and Jan Alderman. Men’s – Alan Jackson, Rick Harris, Steve Thoms and Dave Coleson, and Mixed, Caryn, Jeff and Connor Cahill and Nick

Nan Ryan Invitational Pairings Pairings and Starting Times for the 19th annual Nan Ryan Invitational, scheduled for Saturday, July 30, 2022, at the Lake Estes Golf Course. There are still several times open if any more teams are interested-call Nan Ryan at 217-257-5718. TIME TEAM TYPE NAMES 7:30 7:40 Mens Daniel James Jeffrey Biel Daniel Wood 7:50 Mens Ben James Brad James Mike Manson Bobby Daisy 8:00 Womens Marilyn Bradley Lee Kennicke Gail Albers Jama Bradley 8:10 Mixed Judi Cunningham Mike Cunningham Carla Webb Drew Webb 8:20 Mixed Robin Harding Stacey Harding Jan Alderman Kathleen Ryan 8:30 Mixed John Baney Charley Griffin Joy Bryant Tom Bryant 8:40 Mens Mike Bryson Robert Wilczek Jeff Lindberg Doug McPherson

8:50 Junior Chris Berve Lonny Boccardi Jaden Boccardi Britton Berve 9:00 Mixed Ron Krein Linda Krein Susan King David King 9:10 Mixed Caryn Cahill Jeff Cahill Conner Cahill Nick Korosec 9:20 Mixed Virgil Yarbrough Carol Arnold Claudia Irwin Wayne Anderson 9:30 Mens Jim Ward Wes Tewinkel Eric Hansen Gib ? 9:40 Mixed Steven R. Wirrig Tony Palmer Diane Palmer Karen Wirrig 9:50 Mens Jim Tierney Tony Ortega Clark Gibbons Skye Stiner 10:00 Mixed Ron Gordon Lanty McCartney Charlie Hanchett Jane Henry 10:10 Mixed Barb Jampolis

Korosek. “We want everyone playing to have fun,” stated Ryan, “and we will have the usual unique challenges on various holes throughout the round.” Entry forms are available at the 18-hole Estes Park Golf Course or the 9-hole Lake Estes Golf Course. For more information contact Nan Ryan at 217-257-5718 or ryannan@me.com.

Hank Rains Jill Hurd Dale Hurd 10:20 Junior Jeff Morris Travis Peterson Gavin Morris Latham Morris 10:30 Womens Jan Alderman Carla Webb Ruth Moser Carol Felner 10:40 Mixed David Bridgeman Christy Fowler Lori Campbell George Baylis 10:50 Mixed Ray Sanchez Mark Brage Sue Brage Ruben Perea 11:00 Mixed Alvarado 11:10 Mixed Susan McIntyre Steve Bugno Adam McIntyre Amanda McIntyre 11:20 Mixed Steve Ennis Sybil Ennis Steve wilson Andy Tslandis 11:30 Mixed Julie Brisson Nicole Birdsong Diane Hultgren Paul Hultgren 11:40 Mixed Martha McWilliams Sherry Rielly Tom Evered

Estes Park Women’s Golf Association Results For Week of July 26, 2022 The game of the day was the lowest net score for the easiest 9 of 18 hole. The winners were: Tied for 1st Place Carla Spreng-Webb Carolyn Bible 2nd Place Karyn Saucier Tied for 4th Place Pam Vendegna Carrie Logan Hulda Bachman Marianne Casey Kathy Bryson We invite any women golfers to join our Tuesday group at the 18 Hole Course. Contact President, Carla Spreng-Webb for more information. Email Carla.spreng@gmail.com Carol Evered 11:50 All Junior Booth Hayes Aiden Wood Micah Carter-McCreery Blake Marcantonio 12:00 Mixed Cliff Baker Gail Baker Tony Fink Sarah Fink 12:10 Womens Corky Walters Dana Solomon Winnie Aitan Julie Hopkins 12:20 Womens Lauren Fraser Becky Coughlin Hulda Bachman-Neeb Kathleen Ryan 12:30 Mixed Judy Ledoux Frank Ledoux Al Wilson Tim Resch 12:40 Mixed Joe Groat Pat Vorreiter Karen Davis Jim Lightbody 12:50 1:00 Mens Allen Jackson Dave Coleson Steve Thoms Rick Harris 1:10 1:20 1:30 Mixed Michael Riley Karen Riley Greg Anderson Kim Anderson


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Actions We Can Do By: Judi Smith

Third Article In A Series Some of the options covered here cost at the onset. Most options save in the long run, far out-pacing the initial cost. Additionally, there are grants and tax credits available for actions that reduce emissions and utilization brings the break-even point even closer. However, most of these financial windfalls have a sunset clause, so they will not be available forever. The medical benefits of ecological improvement will make most of these projects worthwhile. Of course, this is often unprovable, but asthma, COPD, and other respiratory diseases increase as the Earth heats and the air becomes thicker as emissions accumulate and becomes more cluttered with plastic particles. Plants and wildlife are not the only creatures that find it more difficult to survive as the Earth gets warmer. Economics: What would it cost? What can you save? • Buy to last. Plan to keep. Replace less: clothing, electronics, furniture, household décor, tools, toys, etc. • Inspire your neighbors. Adopt innovative new technology. • Donate to legitimate organizations attempting to resolve the climate crisis. • Champion the benefits of immediate investment for long term future savings. • Gasoline is expensive, both economically and ecologically. Put electric and an electric vehicle on your wish-list. • Remember that environmental changes generally save you money, month after month. • Be an activist share-holder for climate. • Green your banking and investments. Consider a company’s environmental conscience. • Calculate your personal household emissions. The more you know, the better your decisions. Go to www.epa.gov/ghgemissions/householdcarbon-footprint-calculator • Tackle your biggest household emissions first. Energy? Transportation? Heat? • Invest in renewable alternatives now, before the demand increases price and before the tax benefits are reduced. Buildings • Pay a little extra to encourage clean energy from your utility. This assures them that you care. • Insulate your home or business. • Install efficient windows. • Have your house tested and follow-up by sealing leaks. • When building a new structure, install utilities for the future to avoid alteration when codes change.

• Consider painting your home or business white, or even using the new reflective ultra white paint that incorporates barium-sulfate to maintain cooler temperatures inside. • Renters: Ask your landlord to make green retrofits that will increase the property value. • Update your lighting to LEDs. CFLs use far more energy. • Live smaller. Isolate the storage and do not waste energy heating unused living space. • If your electric company still depends on coal, natural gas, or oil – convert your property to clean energy and reap the benefits. • Be familiar with all of today’s technical options: wind (windmills), water (hydro-power), sunshine (solar), and geothermal (heat-pump). • Know the benefits, drawbacks, and costs of each personal household option – specifically for your household. Travel • Fly less. Compare ecological effects of flying, to driving, to train, to bus to bicycle. • Buy an electric vehicle. If you cannot afford to do that, buy an E-bike – and use it. • Charge your electric car or truck at home overnight when rates are lowest. • Minimize shipping further by shopping locally. (This is also good for the local economy.) • Drive less. Plan geographically and combine short trips (even in town). • Get an electric bicycle and learn to ride it. • Push for public transit. Then ride it. • Young and capable? Hike (or ride a bike) to work or the grocery store. Plant and Wildlife • Plant to attract pollinators, (hummingbirds, bees, butterflies, etc.) who help the garden rejuvenate. • Gardeners, know thy cover crops. • Support regenerative agriculture and good farming practices. • Minimize paving. Keep the ground permeable. • Volunteer at Rocky Mountain National Park. • Support activity to relocate wildlife that cannot survive changing climates. • Honor beavers who sequester carbon dioxide in their underwater dams and assist in flood recovery. • Choose low carbon, high nature activities. • Plant trees. They sequester carbon dioxide in their branches. • Place a plant in every room in the house. The air will be fresher. • Grow your own food. Visit the Community Garden for ideas.

Crossroads Thankful For Community Support By: Brian Schaffer

Last week I enjoyed reading newspaper articles about the Lawn Lake flood that took place 40 years ago. It was a force of nature that could not be stopped and the damage was great, but Wow! how the town came together to help each other out. I was at a local coffee shop talking with a few people who were in town when this happened and they retold the stories of how quickly people responded to help their neighbors. The recovery efforts were intense and required long hours of hard work, but it wasn’t beyond the heartfelt passion of the residents of Estes Park who pulled together resources to benefit those in need. The necessities of life were met through the generosity of countless neighbors who gave of their time, talent and treasures. As the impact of this disaster was evaluated and plans were being discussed on how to rebuild, an idea was presented to develop a beautiful walking trail along the river behind the town shops. I can only imagine this may have been met with some doubters wondering how this could happen and why we couldn’t just go back to the way things were before the flood. But, the idea grew legs and the visionaries ran with it and here we are today with one of the most beautiful river walks in Colorado. I am reminded of a quote Winston Churchill is known for: “Never let a good crisis go to waste”. I wasn’t living in Estes Park during the Lawn Lake flood, but I’m so proud of the leaders who stepped up during this time of great need and set an example for us to follow as we face our current challenges. There will always been monumental moments in history when leaders will step up to do the right thing because they know it must be done. I’m glad to know we have

some leaders in our town who are up to the challenge to dream of what could be and then take the necessary steps to make it happen. It was during this same time period in 1982 that the ministry we know now as Crossroads Ministry of Estes Park was birthed in the basement of St. Bart’s Episcopal Church. The vision was to meet the basic needs of people living in the Estes Valley and to do this out of obedience to the second half of the Great Commandment that says to “love your neighbor better than yourself.” What better opportunity to do this than after a flood. Churches united with the leaders from St. Bart’s and began to coordinate their efforts to make sure everyone in town was taken care of. After a couple years of doing this, it seemed fitting to organize this missionminded group who had outgrown the basement of the church as a separate nonprofit organization. So, today we are continuing to do exactly what the group of leaders sought out to accomplish 40 years ago. For me personally, it’s been amazing to sort through the historical documents to see how God has blessed the work of Crossroads over the years. We realize some nonprofits don’t last this long, so we want to celebrate this milestone in the life of Crossroads Ministry of Estes Park. We will be sending out an invitation this fall for you to join us in celebrating our 40th Anniversary. It’s our hope we will be in our new building and we will give you a tour! We are thankful for the thousands of people who have supported Crossroads, and in doing so, have helped us touch the lives of thousands of people who received help and hope in their time of need.

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

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


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Steven Tyson Steven Wayne Tyson passed away unexpectedly on May 31, 2022 from a heart attack. Steve was born in Fort Knox, Kentucky. His parents moved to Estes Park from Eaton, CO in 1966. Steve graduated from Estes Park High School in 1970. He graduated from the University of Colorado in 1974 with a degree in Chemistry. After college, Steve went to work for Tosco Corp and would work for that company for 47 years. He is survived by his father, Bud Tyson, a brother, Larry Tyson of Estes Park and his wife, Raylene. He is also survived by a sister-in-law, Victoria

Mason and two nephews, Anthony and his wife Katie and another nephew, Rawson, all of Littleton, Colorado. He was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara Tyson, and another brother, David Tyson. Steve enjoyed hiking, fishing and going to Black Hawk and Central City. He was a sports enthusiast, following all sports and teams. He was very giving and outgoing and he will be truly missed. A private family service will be held in Eaton, CO. Any memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

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Rocky Mountain Conservancy

Field Institute Coordinator

Full-time with benefits  Full Ɵme; 40 hours/week  $20 - $24/hour  B.A. in science or educaƟon-related field preferred  Oversee educaƟonal programs and field insƟtute daily operaƟons  Computer and data entry; social media promoƟons; program development/presentaƟon  Competent wriƟng skills required  Work involves some hiking and driving largecapacity vehicles  Bilingual in Spanish preferred  Occasional nights and weekends

QuesƟons? Call 970-586-0121 E-mail to apply:

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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

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NOW HIRING Executive Assistant (Foundation) Shift: Full Time, Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, with some variance as needed Pay Range: $26.44-$28.85

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COOK 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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NOW HIRING IT Manager Now Hiring Part-time Wedding & Tour CDL Drivers with Class B passenger endorsement required. Flexible year round employment. $25-30/hr. Apply within at: Estes Park Shuttle 551 South Saint Vrain Ave

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

Full Time Strip/Prepper for Solitude Cabins Day shift hours, 5 days a week. Pick up application or call and ask for Kay or Becca. 970-577-7777 1885 Sketchbox Ln.

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

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Looking for cleaning with flexible hours at a mall in down town Estes. $900/mo. for approximately 12 hours a week. 7 days a week with only lighter hours on the weekends. Contact atcski@yahoo.com or call David @ 317-525-7028

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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

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Evenings required, Full time $17/hr - $20/hr DOE, Benefits Must be non-smoker.

Nurse Practitioner

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

Full time Apply in person: 1260 Big Thompson Ave. or email resume: info@estesresort.com

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CAbIn AdopTIon And CApITAl projeCTs MAnAger Responsible for all aspects of the cabin donation/adoption program and its revenue implications. Also responsible for supporting capital projects funded through Philanthropy Department. $42,000 - $53,163/year with full benefits, on-site child care center, YMCA membership, and more.

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Full details on employment opportunities and the application 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 Mechanic II/III Police Chief Police Officer I/II/III Street Equipment Specialist I/II/III Seasonal Positions Event Coordinator Assistant Event Maintenance Worker The status of applications will be communicated via e-mail. By choice, the Town of Estes Park is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

estes park, Colorado, 80511

HousekeepIng Crew leAder

tire technician

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.

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.

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

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Join Our Team! TELLER Full Time

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

NOW HIRING! Full-Time and Part-Time Positions Available for

• Front Desk

• Housekeeping

• Landscaping and Hot Tubs

• Experienced Maintenance

Starting at $16.00 per hour

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

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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.

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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

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.

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Now hiring Shuttle 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

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SEASONED An American Bistro We are hiring for: ‘An Experienced, Culinary Trained Line-Cook’ Contact Chef Rob Corey at 970-586-9000

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

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

Part-time/Full-time year round employment. Clean Valid Colorado Driver license (no special license needed). $17-20 an hour 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

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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.

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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

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

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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.

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Historic Crags Lodge Housekeeper Full Time, $16 an hour, $1500 Hiring Bonus! Benefits on Day 1, Bi Weekly Commuter bonus thru Sept. Stop by and see us or call us at

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

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.

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

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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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Trucks

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Garage Sales

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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, available 9/1. 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 Office Spaces for Rent 1191 Woodstock Dr. Newly Remodeled 1200 Sq. ft w/ great parking. Near Hwy 7 & Fairgrounds. Call 402-730-4080 or 970-420-4388

Multi family. June 30. 8 - noon. Variety of stuff, some vintage & antique. Priced to sell. 701 Ramshorn Dr.

2017 Nissan Frontier SV Crew Cab pickup for sale. Estes Park Gun & 4WD, automatic, one Archery Club Outdoor owner, excellent condition, Range is open to the pub44,700 miles, Grey with lic every Saturday from Grey interior, tow package. 9:00 am to noon, June $25,000. 720.339.4641 through October. Bring your own firearms and ammunition (no shotguns). 2008 3500 Dodge Ram 970 Noel’s Draw Lane. Heavy Duty 4 x 4 crew Cost is $5 per person, cab, flatbed truck for sale. ages 12 and up. More info Good tires, 8 ft Hiniker at snow plow blade. www.epgunarchery.com/. Established snow route available. $17,775.00. For more information, call 303-775-3066 or 303-747-2248.

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

Landscaping

Mowing, Rock work, Fencing, Shrub OFFICE SPACE 6 Offices/Whole 2nd Floor Removals, Flagstone, Tree Trimming & More! 850 sf, Yr. Lease Min. 970-308-0049 Private Parking, Bathroom, Rockpointlandscapellc@ Kitchenette, A/C. gmail.com Reasonable Rates. Quality Finishes. Located on River. Sewing/Alterations Call Bret Freedman 970-215-2494 Remixed Custom Sewing Services Cushions, campers, OFFICE SPACE For Rent outdoor furniture, 970-290-4488 benches, leather and Industrial Repair. Local - call Beth Vacation Rentals 970-492-5446

Piano Tuning

Host your home on EstesPark.com

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

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

All items for sale as is, Moving Sale, Sat 7/30, cash or cashiers checks 10am - 2pm, only. BMW Touring 1550 Raven Circle, Unit K, Motorcycle: 1100cc 37km Ranch Meadow with bags, trunk, helmets, (near Ace Hardware) GPS - $2000. Continental Furniture (desk with hutch, Tires: P205/55 R16 with computer table, bookcase, JULY 30th YARD Sale good tread on Subaru rims office chair) Clothing, Hats, 8 A.M. until Noon 4 for $100. Singer Lamps, File Cabinets, Pancake Breakfast Sewing Machine: new, still Bicycle, Exercise Bicycle. 8 A.M until 10:30 A.M. in box. Howork Counter Lots of misc items Masonic Lodge Top Kitchen Mixer: new, all must go! 1820 S. St. Vrain Ave. still in box. Breville Juicer: Call Marcia 970-290-0555 Spaces available for rent minimally used. Susie Please park on Raven Cir. $20.00 For Details call: 577-8585 Orman Financial Planning ESTATE/MOVING SALE Kit: never used. Queen Need to have one, but Huge Garage Sale Size Futon: like new, origiseems overwhelming. 8 AM to 1 PM nal price was $650. Round We do the work, you make July 29 & 30 Patio Table. Other the $. Local, Affordable, 2919 Ridge Lane Miscellaneous Items. 620 References. CALL JUDI Decor, Furniture, MacGregor Ave. Unit 2, 970-215-5548 TVs, Native American art 11am - 3pm Saturday, July & decor 30 and Sunday, July 31. Bargain Hunters 922 Peak View Dr Garage Sale Fri & Sat 8am-3pm Starts 8:00 am on July Step 2 playhouse, trampo30th line, tools, furniture, todCome fill your trunk with dler bed, cribs, bunk beds, good junk! high chairs, stroller, MANY Household, gently used kids toys & vehicles, ping clothing, furniture, art, cos- pong table, books, puztume jewelry and lots zles, housewares, linens & more…. so much more. 680 Highland Ln NO EARLY BIRDS

PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE ANNUAL MAINTENANCE CONTRACTS INVITATION TO BID

Vacation Homes

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.

Host Your Space on EstesPark.com

Services being solicited: • Exhibit 1 Snow Removal Services • Exhibit 2 Plumbing Repairs • Exhibit 3 Electrical Repair • Exhibit 4 Housekeeping

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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.

BUSINESS Business For Sale Downtown Gift shop is for sale. Urgent family medical situation - need to sell ASAP. Any reasonable offer. Contact Sammy 682-433-1595 $40,000 Hair-Nail Salon 30-years in Business 3 Stations-1 Nail Table Call Bret Freedman Estes Park Home Finders 970-215-2494

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

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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


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PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS BUILDER APPLIANCE REPAIR

CLEANING SERVICES

COMPUTER SERVICES cont.

970-586-2557 theapplianceservicecompany.com ARCHITECTURE

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

D Licensed & Insured

DIAMOND D HANDYMAN SERVICE Home Maintenance & Repairs Yardwork & Mowing

“Consider It Done!” Dave 303-877-2007

HOT TUBS & POOL SERVICES

SERVING ESTES PARK FOR 20 YEARS (970)-577-9855 parkflooring.com

GENERAL CONTRACTOR

Cajun Handyman Services No Job Too Small! Office: 970-586-2109 Cell: 970-443-5613 Calls Returned Same Day!

LINEN SUPPLY -LAUNDRY SERVICE

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

Charles Santagati 1191 Graves Ave glaciercreekinc.com Full service general contracting since 1998

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PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS BUILDER MAINTENANCE/REPAIR SERVICES cont.

PEST CONTROL

REAL ESTATE Simply. Elevated. Real Estate.

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

RichardsonTeamRealty.com 255 Park Lane, Ste 203 Estes Park, CO 80517

PAINTING

PHOTOGRAPHY

SECURITY HOME WATCH

Call us for all of your painting or staining needs!

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

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

Tim Stolz, Owner • 970-518-4001• 26 Years Experience e-mail: testolz@hotmail.com • www.bestway-painting.com

POWER GENERATION

TREE SERVICE

• Free Estimates / 24 Hour Emergency • Tree Trimming & Removal • Fire Mitigation / Year Round Service

PRINTING

• Pine Beetle / Mistletoe Management • Scenic View Enhancement • Fully Insured • 30 Years Experience

affordabletreesrvc.com 10% Senior Or Military Discounts Business........................................................ 970-586-4046 Cell.............................................................. 970-568-6685

WINDOW CLEANING

PROPANE

WINDOW COVERINGS

Alpenglow PROPERTY MANAGEMENT ESTES PARK ELK VIEW PROPERTY MANAGEMENT AND CLEANING SERVICE • Long Term Properties • Vacation Rentals • Construction Clean • Residential • Cabins • Carpet Cleaning Call 970-646-8234 or 970-685-7740 Mark Matson and Elvira Matson markmtns@gmail.com

elviramatson4321@gmail.com

Custom Blinds and Shades Local Sales, Installation, Service, and Repair www.EstesParkBlinds.com - 970-235-1133


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