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American White Pelican On Lake Estes Photo by Dawn Wilson

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Ballots Mailed For Aug. 20 Special Recall Municipal Election

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Pavement Preservation Project Continues With Work On Bear Lake Road And Trail Ridge Road In RMNP

Major Impacts On Bear Lake Road Shuttle. This shuttle runs every 30 minAugust 7 and August 8 utes from the Estes Park Visitor Center The Town of Estes Park will hold a From July 29 through August 9, to the Park & Ride on Bear Lake Road. Special Recall Municipal Election on weather and conditions permitting, Expect wait times to board the shuttles. Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019 from 7 a.m. to 7 micro resurfacing on Bear Lake Road Park shuttles will also be subject to road p.m. as a mail ballot-only election. Balwill occur. Single lane closures of two delays once entering the park. lots were mailed to all registered voters miles will exist with pilot car operaFrom July 30 through August 2, crack July 29. Absentee ballots can be reAnnie Sloan Chalk Paint I Interior Design tions and wait times of up to 20 Iminsealing willDesign begin on Trail Ridge Road Annie Sloan Chalk Paint I Interior quested through IAug. 16. Voters may I Annie Sloan Chalk Paint I Interior Design utes in most areas. Adjacent parking from the Colorado River Trailhead to return ballots via mail or cast them now lots will be closed for the day prior to the Grand Lake Entrance. Traffic conthrough 7 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Town work passing that area, to allow parkwww.Nichetrol will be maintained by pilot car opClerk’s office in Room 130 of Town www.Nicheing lots and pullouts to be resurfaced erations or flagger to flagger with delays Hall, 170 MacGregor Ave.www.NicheAll ballots and to avoid vehicles being trapped be- of up to 20 minutes. must be received by 7 p.m. August 20, hind fresh micro seal. Fog oil will be when the polls close, in order to be From August 12 through August 16, applied to the area during the same counted – postmarks do not count. The micro resurfacing will occur on Trail time frame. Larimer County offices on Brodie AvRidge Road from Rock Cut to west of Major delays and backups will occur enue cannot accept ballots for the Town Lava Cliffs overlook, expect delays. on August 7 and August 8, when of Estes Park Municipal Election. Beginning the week of Septhe first two miles of Bear The August 20 election will determine tember 9, micro resurfacing Lake Road are micro whether or not Cody Rex Walker will begin from the Colsealed. Visitors are should be recalled from the Office of orado River Trailhead strongly encouraged Trustee; and, elect a candidate to sucto the Grand Lake to visit the Bear Lake ceed Cody Rex Walker should he be reEntrance and last apRoad area prior to 9 called from the Office of Trustee. proximately two to a. m. or after 6 p. m. three weeks, weather Preliminary unofficial results for the Due to the volume and conditions perelection are expected to be available no of vehicles, location mitting. Single lane later than 10 p.m. Aug. 20 at of work, and potenclosures of two miles, twittial queueing distance, will exist with pilot car and it is likely visitors will operations and wait Preliminary results not be able to access the Kris Hazelton times of up to 20 minutes. will also be posted on the east and west Bear Lake Road from Trail Adjacent parking lots will be lobby doors of Town Hall that night. Ridge Road in their vehicles from 9 closed for the day prior to work passing Results become official no later than a.m. to 6 p.m. on those two days. Visithat area, to allow parking lots and pullten days later. tors who are coming from the east side outs to be resurfaced and to avoid vehiFor more election information, please are encouraged to access Rocky Moun- cles being trapped behind fresh micro visit, or contact the tain National Park via the Fall River seal. Town Clerk’s office at 970-577-4777 or Entrance on August 7 and August 8. This important project is critical for Staging for the pavement preservation the long term protection of park roads project is occurring in the Park & Ride and parking areas. Due to the elevation lot along the Bear Lake Road corridor. of Rocky Mountain National Park and The staging area has filled approxitemperatures, resurfacing pavement mately 100 parking spaces, making projects can only take place in the sumthese unavailable to the public, until mer. Work will not take place during mid-August. Visitors should plan for the weekends or holidays. earlier vehicle restrictions in the Bear For further information about Rocky Lake Road area because of this. Mountain National Park, please visit Due to limited parking, park visitors or call the park’s are encouraged to board the Hiker Information Office at (970) 586-1206.

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Incident In The Loft Area Of Rocky Mountain National Park

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Early on the morning of July 27, park rangers were notified that a 15-year-old male from Boulder, Colorado, had taken a 300 to 400 foot sliding fall in The Loft area between Mount Meeker and Longs Peak. This is steep terrain covered with a mix of snow, water and rock. He received numerous injuries. Rocky Mountain National Park Search and Rescue Team members reached him at approximately 9 a.m. They provided advanced medical care. Due to his location and injuries, Rocky

Mountain National Park Search and Rescue team members requested assistance from a Colorado National Guard helicopter from Buckley Air Force Base to extricate him via a hoist operation, using a winch operated cable. This occurred at approximately 12:30 p.m. Rocky Mountain Rescue Group of Boulder County assisted with the helicopter hoist operations. He was flown to Upper Beaver Meadows and was transferred to a Flight For Life air ambulance who then flew him to Children’s Hospital.

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Estes Park Police Promote Rick Life To Administrative Lieutenant

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The Estes Park Police Department is pleased to announce that Rick Life has been promoted to Administrative Lieutenant. Life has served with the Estes Park Police Department since 1998. As Administrative Lieutenant, he will oversee the Estes Park Police Detectives, School Resource Officer, Code Enforcement Officer, Reserve Officer, Community Service Officers, Explorers, Internal Affairs, Evidence, Recruiting and Hiring, and Special Events. Life’s law enforcement career began as a Corrections Officer Rick Life Administrative Lieutenant with the Weld County Sheriff ’s Office in Greeley, CO. He is currently certified in Homicide Inves- structor and Intoxilyzer Instructor. He is a recipient of the Life Saving Award. Life tigation, Crime Scene Investigation, Traffic Accident Investigation, Equine holds a Master of Science in OrganizaAbuse Investigation, and Leadership in tional Leadership from the University of Police Organizations. In addition, Life is Colorado Boulder. He led the team that a Law Enforcement Driving Instructor, produced the first Estes Park Marathon ! and currently serves on the board of dian FBI Defensive Tactics Instructor, ! SWAT Operator, FBI Hostage Negotiator rectors for the Estes Park Rooftop Rodeo. ! and formerly practiced as a Taser In-

! ! ! ! The charge(s) are merely an !accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless ! proven guilty. ! On July! 19, at 11:08 p.m. police were called to!!a disturbance at 1120 Big Thompson ! Ave. On scene, a 51 yr. old female from Linn, MO was arrested and ! charged with two counts of harassment ! and domestic violence against a 61 year !old victim. She was transported to the !Larimer County Jail. ! On July 20 at 11:00 p.m. police were !called to a disturbance at 1120 Big Thompson Ave. On scene, they arrested a 49 year old male from Lakewood, CO and charged him with first degree assault, two counts of third degree assault and domestic violence against a 34 year old victim. He was transported to the Larimer County Jail. Also on July 20, at 11:00 p.m. at 1120

Big Thompson Ave. police contacted a 34 year old female from Nederland, CO who was found to be in violation of bond conditions. She was issued a summons and later released. On July 22, at 9:27 p.m. in the 600 block of N. St. Vrain police contacted a 31 year old male from Columbus, OH for driving without headlights. Upon further investigation, he was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol and he was arrested for DUI and transported to the Larimer County Jail. On July 27 at 5:42 p.m., at 1125 Rooftop Way police contacted a 58 year old male from Fort Collins, CO for illegal camping. He was found to be wanted on warrants for two misdemeanors, one for failure to appear on a DUI charge from Colorado State Patrol and the other a failure to appear from Larimer County Sheriff on a DUI charge. He was arrested and transported to Larimer County Jail.

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Let the party begin! Poppy’s has their own special 25th Anniversary beer. Above, Poppy’s Pika Pale Ale being delivered to Rob Pieper by Jordan Hazelton and Sam Stone, brewers from Rock Cut Brewing Co. in Estes Park, Colorado.

Happy 25th Anniversary To Rob & Julie Pieper And Poppy’s Pizza & Grill This week, Julie and Rob Pieper, owners of Poppy’s Pizza and Grill are extremely excited to be celebrating their 25th anniversary of owning this landmark business in town. Rob and Julie both worked at the Stanley Hotel before owning Poppy’s, (it’s also where the couple met). Rob started as the Front Desk Manager, then to Sales, then moved to managing the dining room. Julie worked at the front desk, as a concierge, and spent some time as the Assistant Director of Marketing and Fine Arts. In 1992, they moved to Denver, where Julie worked as the Executive Club Lounge Concierge at what was then the Westin Tabor Center, and Rob worked the front desk at the Brown Palace. When they came back from Denver, Julie came back as Executive Housekeeper, then moved to Sales & Catering at the Stanley. In the year before they purchased Poppy’s, Julie was also working a few shifts hosting at Mama Rose’s restaurant as well as at The Gazebo in the Courtyard Shops, Godfather's and Friar’s. You can see, this power couple had a huge amount of restaurant experience prior to purchasing Poppy’s Pizza & Grill. Poppy’s originally opened as a cafeteria in 1989 and then the owners changed it to a pizza and grill in ‘91, with a smaller dining room. Julie and Rob purchased the restaurant on August 1, 1994 and Julie quipped, “Who takes over a restaurant in Estes in the middle of summer!?” When asked what has been their greatest challenge at Poppy’s in the 25 years in business, Julie said, “The flood of 2013 was obviously a huge challenge, and is an ongoing financial burden that’s changed our future dramatically, but I don’t feel like it was the biggest one. Our larger challenges are the daily things every business in Estes grapples with. Issues of staffing, seasonality, cash flow, keeping things fresh for your guests and yourselves, ensuring consistency, keeping in touch with new regulations, staying pos-

itive.” Julie continued, “The greatest reward in owning Poppy’s has been having the ability to see a problem and fix it, without having to ask ten layers of supervisors permission. It’s also incredibly rewarding to provide good people with what we hope is a good place to work, good people to work with, and the opportunity to grow. Ultimately, there is the reward of hospitality. As one server put it years ago, ‘there’s just something humanitarian about feeding people, even when they’re paying you to.’” Eight years after taking ownership of Poppy’s, Rob and Julie purchased Mama Rose’s. Rob and Julie have certainly become pillars of our community, and are so very generous when it comes to any special needs. They’re often found hosting fund-raising dinners for various nonprofits in the Estes Valley or donating food to any given need in our community. Their hearts and generosity stretch to the moon and back! As for the future, Rob and Julie hope they can continue to grow and improve, and overcome the constant challenges of rising prices, rising expectations, housing hurdles, and seasonal shifts that will never really change enough to establish this as a year-round economy. Julie said, “We have been so fortunate to have a quarter century of serving this community we love.” And we all love them back! To celebrate this momentous occasion, Rob and Julie collaborated with Rock Cut Brewing Co. and had a special anniversary beer made for us all to enjoy. The Poppy’s Pika Pale Ale combines Rob’s love of Belgian yeasts and Julie’s love of American Pale Ales. Stop in and wish Rob and Julie a Happy Anniversary and raise a glass of Pika Pale Ale in their honor. Happy 25th Anniversary, Rob and Julie! A heartfelt thank you goes out to you both for all you do at Poppy’s, Mama Rose’s and throughout our community.

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Forever Estes Circle Event Will Recognize Conservation Leaders


Tuesday & Thursday Aug 6 & Aug 8 @9-11am

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Aug 8 @noon-5pm Veteran readjustment counseling.

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Wednesday Aug 7 @1pm Operations committee meeting.


Every Friday @7pm Queen of Hearts progressive raffle.

Tuesday & Thursday Aug 6 & Aug 8 @7pm Bingo! Fun and cash prizes for all ages!

Please note that the Bingo event for August 13 has been cancelled.


Friday, Aug 2 @5:30-7 pm Taco Bar $10 Friday Aug 9 @5:30-7pm Steak Night! $18 Steak night brought to you by the American Legion Riders! Featuring 10oz ribeye, baked potato, tomato bisque soup, salad and dessert. A great deal by a great program of the legion!


The Estes Valley Land Trust has conserved nearly 10,000 acres of land and is hosting an event to thank its leaders. “The Forever Estes Circle is our group of individuals and families that have made a planned gift to the Estes Valley Land Trust,” said Jeffrey Boring, Executive Director. “The Circle has more than 30 members now and we hope to get them together, thank them and seek their advice on a few key issues.” The Forever Estes Circle event is scheduled from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, August 21 at the home of Robin and Stacey Harding. “Stacey and I made a planned gift to the Estes Valley Land Trust because we believe in the mission and want to help en-

sure the organization endures forever,” said Robin Harding, President, Board of Directors. “We think it’s more important than ever to preserve land in the valley and I look forward to discussing land conservation with our Circle members.” The Forever Estes Circle event is also open to residents who have not made a planned gift to the Estes Valley Land Trust, but would like to learn more about this opportunity. “If you want to help preserve land around Estes Park, I’d love to talk to you about the land trust and planned giving,” said Harding. Reservations for this free wine and cheese event are due by August 14 and can be made online at or by calling 970-577-6837.

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• Emergency medical (assist EPH): 1 • MVC: 6 • Smoke/Odor Investigation: 3 • Alarm Activations: 2 • Structure Fire: 1 • Gas Leak: 1 • Rescues: 4 Estes Valley Fire

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Quota Helps Provide Ambulance #22 For Estes Park Health We all hope we’ll never need the services of an ambulance but we certainly want to be able to count on one if we do. The Estes Park Health Ambulance Service covers approximately 1,000 square miles answering calls from Allenspark, Big Elk Meadows, Estes Park, Glen Haven and Pinewood Springs. After many years in service and over 180,000 miles, the oldest ambulance unit in the fleet is now in need of retirement. A new, fully equipped ambulance will cost upwards of $250,000. Our ambulances here must be equipped to handle mountain driving anywhere in our community as well as have the most up to date technical equipment to be able to respond to any emergency in our community. This week, members of the Estes Park Health Foundation, personnel from the Estes Park Health Ambulance crews and Estes Park Quota gathered to celebrate the arrival of a new ambulance which will service the Estes Valley. Since 1949 when Quota Club of Estes Park raised funds to provide the Estes Valley with their first ambulance, Quota has continued that commitment. This week, they donated funds for ambulance number 22! Donations come to the Quota ambulance account from two sources; The E.P. Quota medical equipment Loan Closet, where a majority of the donations go into the ambulance account.

The Loan Closet is run by 14 volunteer Quotarian women, available to visitors and local residents 365 days a year. The second source, accounting for the majority of their donations is collected by the Ambulance Fund Drive. The drive runs every three to four years. Starting in September, five Quota women; Barb Lister, Patricia Gaultier-Owen, Sheila Ellzey and Jean Siddle, sent out 11,000 letters, to all full and part-time residents requesting donations for their ambulance drive. Kris & Gary Hazelton of the EP News bring in donations from visitors and residents as well, with postings of the Ambulance Fund Drive in the newspaper. Members of Quota were honored to present a check in the amount of $52,000.00 to Kevin Mullin, President of the Estes Park Health Foundation and to Guy Beasley for the 22nd ambulance. The EP Health Ambulance crew is a group of dedicated men and women who provide a service for the thousands of residents in Estes Valley and for the millions of visitors to the Estes Valley and Rocky Mountain National Park. It has always been the goal of Estes Park Quota to keep our ambulance fleet strong. This new ambulance is now in service, and is also debuting the brand new logo for Estes Park Quota.

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New owners Aaron and Dr. Amber Busche with former owners Julie and Dr. Longley Parker.

Welcome New Owners Of Aspen Eyecare, Dr. Amber Busche & Aaron Busche

Dr. Longley Parker and his wife, Julie at Aspen Eyecare have decided to take some much deserve rest and relaxation and have retired as of August 1, 2019. Taking over the reins for them are Dr. Amber Busche and her husband, Aaron. Dr. Busche has been in practice since 1996. Amber and Aaron recently sold their portion of an eye care practice in Greeley, Colorado and tell us, “The mountains were calling.” The couple wanted to join a smaller community and be part of a practice where they can give more personalized care to their patients. Both Amber and Aaron graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls with Bachelor of Arts degrees. Dr. Busche received her doctorate from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. The Busches are a husband and wife duo who work hard to simplify the eyecare process and even make it fun! Their tagline is “Simply. Elevated. Vision.” Dr. Busche said, “In addition to the services Dr. Parker offered, we will be adding some new technology to the office, to be able to evaluate the eyes and take images of the front and back surfaces of the eyes without the need for dilation. This is a better exam without the side effects of light sensi-

tivity and blurred vision after the eye exam. It will give patients the ability to see the inside of their eyes and allow us to have photo evidence to monitor for changes in the future. We are also looking to add services and products to better help patients dealing with ocular emergencies or dry eyes. We are also giving the office a little bit of a renovation to put our own style and touch on the surroundings.” Dr. Busche and Aaron hope to collaborate with other businesses in our community and plan on building a lifestyle brand. Aaron is a Real Estate agent and they would one day like to combine their business endeavors in a retail/coffee shop atmosphere. The couple has two golden retriever pups and they enjoy volunteering as a foster home for rescue dogs. They like to hike, paddleboard, camp and enjoy craft brews, or, as they say, “All the Colorado stuff!” Aspen Eyecare is located at 600 S. Saint Vrain Ave. #5, Estes Park, CO. (970) 586-4418. Stop by and say “hello!”

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With summer comes houseguests, which is one of the reasons I like summer so much. When I know company’s coming, my energy level rises with my anticipation. I start planning menus, pouring over the paper and local websites to learn of special events coming up, and the day before the guests arrive, I kick into housecleaning mode. It’s hard for me to believe that some people actually like to clean their house. My friend MJ once complained that when her mother-in-law came to stay, her motherin-law cleaned. I’m sure Mother-in-Law thought she was doing MJ a favor. But MJ was upset because she wanted to clean her own house. I would have bought Mom-inLaw every cleaning tool on the market and said, “Have at it! ” To each her own. I don’t really mind housecleaning but there are a lot of other things I’d rather do. Being deadline driven, it is easier to accomplish when I know guests are coming. Then it’s a mop marathon. Each time I get out the vacuum, the dust rag, the rubber gloves, the sponges, and the glass cleaner, I entertain myself by trying to determine which chore is my least favorite. In the end, whichever task I’m doing at the moment is the one I wish I didn’t have to do. In the last month the guests have come and gone on such a regular basis, we had a revolving door installed. Family and friends from Georgia, California, Nebraska, Missouri and Texas occupied the beds under our roof (not all at the same time). Sometimes the changeover had to be quick and the challenge with that was getting the sheets changed on the beds. With each remaking of a bed, I swore I’d crack the code for which way the fitted sheet goes on the bed. Inevitably, I’d get it wrong. The first two corners would slip over the curved edges but then things got tight. I’d pull and tug and grunt (and break a nail), none of which did any good. The sheet would not stretch over the remaining bare mattress corners. So off came the

sheet with a snap. Do overs. I’d try to rotate the bulk of fabric a quarter turn but with all that elastic curling around itself, I couldn’t tell if I’d rotated a quarter or a half turn. It was like starting from scratch each time I slipped a sheet corner over a mattress corner. Making beds is like a box of chocolates: you never know what you’re going to get. Through the process of trial and error, I figured out that—AHA! —the tag on the sheet goes at the bottom right corner of the mattress. This made things much easier until I unfurled a sheet without a tag. There’s gotta be a better way. Stripes. From now on, when I buy new sheets, they’ll have stripes. That part will be solved. But there’s still the shopping issue. It’s been awhile since I’ve bought sheets. When I started my search, I discovered that there’s a whole world of sheet knowledge I don’t have. I quickly learned that a sheet is not a sheet is not a sheet. One does not determine the quality of a sheet by price alone. These days we have to consider thread count, ply, weave and something called staple length, which has nothing to do with the little metal fasteners that come from a stapler. (Thank goodness. A sheet with staples in it does not a good night’s sleep make.) There’s Egyptian cotton, Pima, Percale, Sateen, flannel, organic and Tshirt sheets. Sheets made of bamboo. Sheets manufactured from recycled plastic. Sheets made from shredded neckties. Fat sheets, skinny sheets, itty bitty mini sheets. (They’re the ones that shrink the first time you launder them.) What’s a bed-making hostess to do? I’ve got it! With each invitation I extend to come visit, I’m happy to provide the bed, the meals and the entertainment. But BYOS. Bring Your Own Sheets. You may let The Thunker know what you think at her e-mail address, © 2019 Sarah Donohoe

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For the past two decades, the Twin Owls Steakhouse has offered the premiere fine dining and event experience in the Estes Valley. Owned and operated by Sandra Huerta and Thad Eggen for the past seven years, the Steakhouse was established by Ed Grueff in 1999, and continued under the care of Jim and Jennie Edwards until 2011. A favorite destination for new arrivals to the Valley and old friends alike, the Steakhouse offers an atmosphere that combines the splendor of the Rocky Mountains with the finest food and service, and a staff devoted to ensuring that every guest has an experience to remember. Now, as we celebrate twenty wonderful years, we are already hard at work on making the next twenty just as memorable. This will be the Steakhouse’s last summer on the grounds of the Black Canyon Inn; beginning in the spring of 2020, we will have officially relocated to the Taharaa Mountain Lodge, now under the proud ownership of Sandra and Thad. We are so grateful to Ed Grueff, Jim Sloan, and all the other members of the Black Canyon Inn team who have helped to make our time on MacGregor Avenue so amazing, and we’re so excited to wel-

come all of our guests to the Twin Owls’ new home at the Taharaa. Showcasing some of the most spectacular views in the Estes Valley, and offering all the amenities and comforts of a world-class, 18-room bed and breakfast, we could not imagine a better home for the Valley’s finest dining and special event venue. We hope you’ll have the chance to come and visit the log cabin before the year is out, and we hope to see you many more times in the years to come as we make the Taharaa our new home. Thank you so much for all your years of support and patronage, and let’s make the next two decades even more memorable! The Twin Owls and Taharaa Family

2019 Collector Holiday Ornament Available For Purchase Since 1986, the Town of Estes Park em- available at Town Hall. ployees' Helping Hands Committee has Ornaments may also be ordered by created commemorative annual holiday mailing your request and payment (no ornaments for purchase by the public. cash) to the Town of Estes Park Helping The proceeds from ornament Hands Committee at P.O. Box sales are used to provide 1200 in Estes Park, CO high school senior 80517. Please calcuscholarships and aslate your order total sistance to local to include shipfamilies in need. ping costs. ShipThe 2019 ornaping for one orment features a nament is photo of a $6.00, shipping black bear for two ornataken in Rocky ments is $6.50, Mountain Nashipping for tional Park by three ornaments Kris Hazelton. is $12.50, and Ornaments are shipping for four oravailable for $14 each naments is $13. Payat several Estes Park loment with a card is an opKris Hazelton cations: Estes Park Town Hall tion; however, additional fees at 170 MacGregor Avenue, the Estes will apply. Park Visitor Center at 500 Big ThompFor more information or to pay with a son Avenue, and Peaks Hallmark in Up- card, please contact Kim McEachern at per Stanley Village. A limited number of or by calling ornaments from previous years are also 970-577-3567.

This Week In Mrs. Walsh's Garden Western White Virgin's Bower (Clematis lingusticifolia). This late-summerblooming woody vine is common in the montane zone, seen as a mass of small white flowers entwined in trees, shrubs, and along fences. Flowers are replaced by seeds attached to feathery plumes, covering the vine in a fluffy cloud. White Virgin's Bower can be seen at the entrance to Mrs. Walsh's Garden, which is located on West Elkhorn Avenue, across the street from Performance Park. Admission is free and it is open from dawn to dusk.

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Half Of The Rockies Half Marathon This Saturday

This weekend is the Visit Estes Park Half of The Rockies: Half Marathon. The race features a beautiful 13.1 mile course showing runners the best of Estes Park and the best views in the Estes Valley. Participants will be able to take in the Rocky Mountain National Park landscape around them as they run. The event starts at 6 a.m. this Saturday,




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August 3rd and will conclude by 1 p.m. Crepetopia and Lumpy Ridge Brewing will be onsite at the finish line party, serving great food and craft beers along with live music. Course For more information, visit A portion of the race registration fees supports the work of Rocky Mountain Conservancy. This nonprofit organization was founded in 1931 and has been protecting and conserving Rocky Mountain National Park for generations. When you support the Conservancy, you're supporting one of our national treasures for generations to come.

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Fine Arts Guild Auditions For “Grace And Glorie” Auditions for the Fine Arts Guild of the Rockies’ fall play are approaching! This year’s production will be the funny and poignant, Grace and Glorie. Set in the Blue Ridge Mountains, this two-person play charms the audience with thoughtful moments, silly antics, laughter, and tears that stay with theater-goers long after the performance. The play offers a stream of laughs and sentimental good humor, while the memorable characters share their most trying and tender moments. The performances will be November 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 8th, and 9th. Two women are needed for the cast: Grace, a feisty 90 year-old cancer patient

who prefers her mountain cottage to a hospital; and Glorie, a tense, unhappy Harvard MBA, recently transplanted to the mountains, and Grace’s hospice volunteer. Auditions will be held in the Wasson room of the library this Saturday, August 3rd from 9-11 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. Those interested should be prepared to sing a few bars from any song of your choice, keeping in mind this is not a musical. A script is available at the library for your review. Please sign up for auditions at: AD23ABFA7-grace. Audition materials will be emailed to those who are auditioning. You can also visit for more information.

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High Altitude Sickness Is No Joke Know The Symptoms And Know When To Get Help!

We love welcoming our visitors to the most beautiful place in the world, and we want everyone to enjoy their trip and stay safe. So, Estes Park Health wants to remind you that Altitude Sickness is real and can potentially be very dangerous. During a quick trip around the town of Estes Park, you will notice that there are license plates from almost every state in the country. Most of those states are not anywhere near the elevation of Estes Park at 7,522 feet. People come to Estes Park wanting to hike, walk around the town and enjoy everything this mountain community has to offer. Many forget that while their mind is set on getting on the trail, the body is working very hard to acclimate to the new environment it’s been exposed to. At high altitudes, oxygen molecules are further apart because there is less pressure to "push" them together. This effectively means there are fewer oxygen molecules in the same volume of air as we normally inhale at lower altitudes. In scientific studies, this is often referred to as "hypoxia." Within seconds of exposure to altitude, ventilation is increased, meaning we start trying to breathe more, as the body responds to less oxygen in each breath, and attempts to increase oxygen uptake. Despite this response, there's still less oxygen throughout your circulatory system, meaning less oxygen reaches your muscles. Within the first few hours of altitude exposure, water loss also increases, which can result in dehydration. Altitude can also increase your metabolism while suppressing your appetite, meaning you'll have to eat more than you feel like to maintain a neutral energy balance. Many visitors do not take this change into consideration, they don’t allow their body to acclimate and ease into activity and can find themselves in unhealthy situations removed from medical help. The major cause of altitude sickness is going too high, too fast. For a body to acclimate it generally takes one to three

days at an altitude. Many visitors drive straight from the airport (5,280 ft) to Estes Park (7,522 ft). Then decide on the Bear Lake hike (9,449 ft) going all the way to Emerald Lake (10,110 ft) on day two. Day three, a trip up Trail Ridge Road to the Visitors Center (12,183 ft) and by the end of day, they may feel dizzy, be nauseous, short of breath, have loss of appetite and a headache. These are the signs of minor Altitude Sickness. The remedy is going down to a lower altitude to let the body recover. Visitors with existing medical conditions should check with their primary care physician before ascending to altitude. Please note that Estes Park Health does have same day, walk-in appointments (970-586-2200) if you start experiencing altitude sickness symptoms and want to see a physician. We also have a 24/7/365 Emergency Department if you feel that your symptoms have gone from minor to severe. Estes Park Health offers these suggestions to help residents and visitors get the most out of being in Estes Park: • Check with your physician before going to a higher altitude • Give your body time to acclimate to the new altitude • Reduce alcohol, caffeine and salty foods • Drink plenty of water • Get plenty of rest • Eat regularly – high carb meals • Listen to your body and rest when needed Call 911 or seek emergency medical attention as soon as possible if you’re experiencing any severe symptoms like coughing, confusion, loss or coordination and decreased level of consciousness. Altitude sickness is much easier to treat if you address it before it progresses. We at Estes Park Health hope your visit to Estes Park is a beautiful experience that lasts a lifetime. But, we’re here if you need us.

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Erik Stensland

Photographer/Author Erik Stensland To Sign Books Friday, August 7 Xanterra Parks & Resorts is proud to announce author and photographer Erik Stensland, author of the recently released Hiking Rocky Mountain National Park: The Essential Guide and Hiking Rocky Mountain National Park: The Pocket Guide, will be signing his books at the Trail Ridge Store in Rocky Mountain National Park on Friday, August 7th from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. If you are heading to Rocky Mountain National Park, you'll definitely want to get your hands on this hiking guide. Written by professional photographer and avid outdoorsman who has spent the last 15 years hiking every trail in the park, this guide covers everything you need to know to have a safe and amazing experience in one of our nation's most beautiful national parks. - "The Rocky Mountain Conservancy, which since 1931 has served as the philanthropic steward of Rocky Mountain National Park, recommends Erik Stenland's book. His message is very much our own." - Jim Pickering, RMC Board President Erik Stensland was born in Minnesota and moved with his family to Montana where he developed his deep love for the mountains. After several years working in the Balkans for a nonprofit initiative,

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

Help Celebrate Father Seth Richmond’s 10th Anniversary At St. Bart’s This Sunday, August 4th marks Father Seth Richmond's 10th anniversary as rector of St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church. Special recognition of his ministry with us will be celebrated at the 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services.

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Write Your RMNP Story Are there special memories or stories in your mind of spending time in Rocky that always seem take your breath (and words) away? Have you ever thought of Rocky Mountain National Park as the perfect scene for a fictional mystery or classic romance storyline? If this sounds like you or someone you know, the Rocky Mountain Conservancy invites you to join us on August 10th for our writing workshop class, Write Your Rocky Mountain National Park Story, with Mary Taylor Young. Whether you picture yourself working on a story, a memoir, a poem, or a kid’s book, you will be provided with beautiful scenery to enjoy inside the park and instructor who is eager to help you brainstorm and structure your work to be its best! The class will meet at the RMC Field Institute (1895 Fall River Road) in the morning and will supply you with writing prompts and sample writings to help you get started. Each participant should bring writing materials, layers, sunscreen, a sack lunch, rain gear, and something to sit on in the field during the later portion of the outdoor workshop. The instructor for this course, Mary Taylor Young, is a long-time Colorado

resident who has extensive experience writing about Western wildlife, cultures, and landscapes for 30 years. She is a well-known and best-selling Colorado author of Rocky Mountain National Park: The First 100 Years which details the park’s rich centennial history since its inception. In addition to her 17 book publications, Mary has also written hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles for various outlets, including the Rocky Mountain News. As a seasoned RMC Field Institute instructor, Mary has been teaching at the Field Institute every summer since 1988 and spent much of her time as a child learning to love nature and Rocky by staying at her grandparents’ cabin on Upper High Drive in Estes Park during the summer. Reserve your spot in this one-of-a-kind class, learn more about the RMC Field Institute, or view additional courses by visiting our website at or by giving us a call at (970) 5863262 today!

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Jeep Jaunt Arrives In Estes Park August 24th A convoy of 350 Jeeps will make their way up the Big Thompson canyon once again this summer. Townsquare Media's Jeep Jaunt returns on Saturday, Aug. 24, with the trek from Johnstown to Estes Park raising awareness for suicide prevention. Half of the registration proceeds will be donated to local organizations Team Wellness & Prevention and Alliance for Suicide Prevention. Registration is $30 a car. A silent auction will also be hosted and all of the

monies raised will be going to the charities. The Jeep convoy will start at Liberty Firearms Institute at 4990 Ronald Reagan Blvd. in Johnstown and caravan to the Estes Park Events Complex at 1125 Rooftop Way. This is a private event so everyone has to register to be part of it and the event will have food trucks there as well. Register today at

The new school year starts on August 20th and it’s time to start thinking of school supplies! Bright Christmas is ready to assist the families in our community who need help with the increasing expense of school supplies by taking donations of new supplies and, through the generosity of our donors, purchasing supplies. In partnership with Crossroads Ministry and the schools, qualified students can get their supplies at registration or at Crossroads starting on Wednesday, August 7th. If you are a family who would like help with supplies for your children, please contact Crossroads (970 577-0610) for more information. You do not have to be an active Crossroads client to get assistance with this opportunity! We are asking for donations of the following items (please, no crayons) : Glue sticks #2 pencils (mechanical or wood)

1” 3 ring binders Refillable, leak proof, water bottles Wire bound sketch pads New backpacks for smaller kids You can drop off any new school supplies at MedX, 158 1st St. (just off Highway 7), or Ace Hardware at 561 Lone Pine Drive (behind the Ark on Hwy 34). 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 35th 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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For Estes Park residents and visitors of every age, Estes Park Health offers comprehensive, compassionate health care from professionals who feel called to make a positive impact on our mountain community.

How do we make an impact?

2018 By the Numbers 350 44 32,067 91 Employees

Service Areas

Physician Clinic Visits

5,922 2,120


Emergency Department Visits

Ambulance Trips

Total Inpatient Days



All Outpatient Visits

Total Hospice Care Days



Home Health Clinical and Non-Clinical Care

Rehabilitation Services

76,962+ 87,294 Meals Served

Babies Born

Pharmacy Medication Doses

Uncompensated Ambulance Visits:


13,608 Total Resident Living Center Days

Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s More Estes Park Health organized or gave A helping hand at blood drives, the Teddy Bear Clinic, Halloween Trick or Treat, the Sports & Fitness Expo, Rooftop Rodeo, the Sports Medicine Academy, the Health Fair, Senior Resource Fair, Walk to School Day and Rotary Duck Race to name a few.

Other 2018 Strategic Achievements +21% Inpatient Care

Hospitalist program continues to help treat more patients locally.


Diagnostic Imaging Inpatient and Outpatient Services


Laboratory Inpatient and Outpatient Services


New Internists

$26.7 M Estes Park Health Payroll


New Part-time Pediatrician

$8 M

Economic Impact on Estes Park

Total Uncompensated Care:

$ 9,946,901 Bad Debts:

$ 330,712

3,100+ Volunteer Hours

$90 M Gross Patient Revenue

$49 M

Net Operating Revenue

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The Baldpate Inn Presents Its 2019 Summer Enchanted Evenings

On Wednesday, August 7th, 2019, at 7 p.m., The Baldpate Inn is pleased to welcome Kay Turnbaugh and Lee Tillotson who will be speaking on their new book “Following in Their Footsteps: Historical Hikes of the Northern Front Range.” Eight historical hikes of the Front Range of Colorado from Chautauqua to the old Fall River Road in Rocky Mountain National Park are highlighted in this new book by Kay Turnbaugh and Lee Tillotson. Then and now photos and an introduction to unique historical figures from each of the hikes will encourage you to “follow in their footsteps.” Kay Turnbaugh owned a weekly newspaper in Nederland, Colorado for 27 years. She is the author of other books, including The Last of the Wild West Cowgirls, Around Nederland, and co-author of the second edition of Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, and RMNP, 184 Spectacular Outings in the Colorado

Rockies. Lee Tillotson is a retired teacher and nordic ski instructor and has co-authored a historical snowshoe trail guide and Rocky Mountain National Park Dining Room Girl: The Summer of 1926 at the Horseshoe Inn with Kay Turnbaugh. Historical hikes are her passion. Lee is a member of the historic Rocky Mountain Climbers Club. The Summer Enchanted Evenings at the Baldpate Inn, on Highway 7, are held every Wednesday throughout the summer beginning at 7 p.m. There is no charge, and refreshments are provided in the Key Room. The Baldpate Inn would love for you to be able to join them for the talk. If you would like to enjoy a soup and salad buffet for dinner before the presentation, you can call and make reservations at 970-586-KEYS (5397) or call for any other questions about the presentation.

Ian Buchanan-Good Samaritan Employee Of The Month For August

Ian Buchanan started his job in maintenance at Good Samaritan in November of 2018. Ian was born in Boulder, Colorado and moved to Estes Park in the third grade. He enjoyed playing a variety of sports at Estes Park High School which included football, baseball and wrestling. Ian moved to Minnesota in 2008 and spent five years working odd jobs. Longing for the warmer climate and the

Rocky Mountains, Ian made his way back here to Estes Park. He now enjoys snowboarding, camping, and just about anything that has to deal with the outdoors and hanging out with good friends. Ian is happy to be here at The Good Samaritan; and likes all the people he gets to work with, the different projects that he is involved with and working with the residents.

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Celebrate Life In Estes Park And Tell Your Story

Tell your locals story! Pot luck desserts, bring musical instruments, games, hang out with new and old friends and portraits with Zach By: Cindy Elkins

In August of 1989, I moved to Estes Park after graduating from Colorado State University, to accept a job teaching art at the elementary school. A dream job, in an amazing mountain town came true for me. At the time thought that I would commit to five-six years, now it's 30 years later and I want to bring people together to share their experiences of why they came here and how they have

carved out a home in this beautiful rugged valley. There are so many interesting, creative, hard-working people up here and we all have a story. Reading accounts of the different ways people showed up after the 2013 flood, and other natural disasters that this town has faced, it strikes me that we are a community that knows how to pull together and support during hard times. So, this celebration is based on sharing during a non-crisis time to develop our relationships even more. The event takes place Thursday, August 15 at Elkins Distillery from 4 p.m. to close.

Special Thursday Evening Program Climbing Longs Peak Join Rocky Mountain National Park's Climbing Rangers on Thursday, August 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center to learn about climbing Longs Peak. This presentation will discuss various climbing routes and lessons learned, with a focus on how to prepare for and manage risks for a successful ascent and descent of the classic Keyhole Route. The Rocky Mountain National Park Climbing Rangers are experienced climbers and search and rescue professionals who patrol technical climbing and hiking routes on Longs Peak and elsewhere throughout the park. With decades of cumulative climbing, mountaineering, guiding, and search and res-

cue experience between them, they are excited to share their experience and help the public learn about the high mountain environment of Rocky Mountain National Park. At 14,259 feet, Longs Peak towers above all other summits in Rocky Mountain National Park. The flat-topped monarch is seen from almost anywhere in the park. Different angles show the great mountain's unique profiles. Changing weather reflects Longs Peak's many moods. This program is free and open to the public. For further information on Rocky Mountain National Park, please visit or contact the park’s Information Office at 970-5861206.

Great Decisions Meeting August 6th The United States still uses centuries-old numbers to measure trade. These antique numbers mangle understanding of the U.S.-China trade relationship, shrinking America’s true economic size and competitiveness, while swelling China’s. What other tools can the United States employ to counter China’s unfair trade practices? Come discuss China and trading practices on August 6th in the Wasson Room at the Estes Valley Library, at noon. Please note time change. See you there!

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     An excellent marriage and family counselor was addressing a group of parents and other family professionals. He said that shortly after getting married he titled his speech: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;How to raise children!â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Sometime later, after having and dealing with the challenges his first child presented, his speech now was entitled: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some helpful hints for raising children!â&#x20AC;? Now, after having had and faced raising three children, his speech began with: â&#x20AC;?Does anyone have any suggestions?â&#x20AC;? This shows us how difficult it is to raise responsible and well-behaved children. And this is certainly reflected in what is happening in our society with its high level of: bullying, violence against other children and, even people that are much older: (i.e.) two American teens being sought for three murders in Canada; smaller children killing younger siblings; school shooting carried out by school-aged youngsters; the list is almost endless. Therefore, good advice on how to raise children can prove helpful. Here are some suggestions from good advisors. Bill Gates, a very successful business leader, shared some things with a high school class about some realities that most teens wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t learn in school, things they need to know. Here are the rules he shared with them: (Rule 1) Life is not fair â&#x20AC;&#x201C; get used to it; (Rule 2) The world wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself; (Rule 3) You will not make $60.000 a year out of high school. You wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both: (Rule 4) If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss; (Rule 5) Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your grandparents had a different word for burger flippingâ&#x20AC;Śthey called it â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;opportunityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;; (Rule 6) If you mess up, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not your parentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; fault, so donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t whine about your mistakes, learn from them; (Rule 7) Before you were born, your parents werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;coolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; you thought you were. So, before you save the rain forests from the parasites of your parentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; generation, try delousing the closet in your own room; (Rule 8) Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life has not. In some schools, they have abolished falling grades and given many times to succeedâ&#x20AC;ŚThis doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t bear the slightest resemblance to anything in real life; (Rule 9) Life is not divided into semesters. You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;find yourselfâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Do that on your own time!; (Rule 10) Television is not real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go home to jobs; (Rule 11) Be nice to â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nerdsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Chances are you will end up working for one. One other very important element in child-raising are parentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; setting a proper example. One anonymous writer put it this way: â&#x20AC;&#x153;He whipped his boy for lying and his cheeks were flaming red, and, of course, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no denying there was truth in what he saidâ&#x20AC;Śthat a liarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always hated. But the little fellow knew that his father often stated many things that were untrue. He heard the youngster swearing and he punished him againâ&#x20AC;Śheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d have no boy as daring as to utter words profane. Yet the youngster could have told himâ&#x20AC;Śpoor misguided little elfâ&#x20AC;Ś that it seemed unfair to scold him when he often cursed himself. All in vain is splendid preaching, and the noble things we say, all our talk is wasted teaching if we do not lead the way. We can never, by reviewing all the sermons on the shelves, keep younger hands from doing what we often do ourselves.â&#x20AC;? Review these words with your children they will be blessed by them. (Bob Lewis)


VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL Join us in ancient Athens! We will explore what life was like for the Apostle Paul on his dangerous jouney to share the truth. You will walk back in time as you visit the busy marketplace, arena games, and hear from Paul. Plus, you'll meet lots of fun friends!

   August 5 - August 9 Monday, Aug 5 Crispy Chicken BLT Sandwich w/ homemade chips & vegetables Tuesday, Aug 6 Patty Melt Sandwich & tomato salad Wednesday, Aug 7 Taco Salad w/ Chicken Thursday, Aug 8 Chicken Parmesan w/ Spaghetti, garlic bread & side salad Friday, Aug 9 Salmon Salad Croissant w/ homemade chips & clam chowder soup

August 12 - August 16 Monday, Aug 12 BBQ Beef Brisket Sandwich w/ homemade chips & coleslaw Tuesday, Aug 13 Hawaiian Chicken Sandwich & tomato salad Wednesday, Aug 14 Swiss Mushroom Burger w/ homemade chips & cottage cheese Thursday, Aug 15 Chicken Alfredo w/ Spaghetti, garlic bread & side salad Friday, Aug 16 Signature Salad (cheese, croutons, corn, pecans, & craisins) w/ grilled shrimp & ranch dressing. All noon meals are $5 for current EP Senior Citizens Center members and are by reservation only. $!$#" !%!"%$%#$%% %%#"%$#!"% $%!$!!%#%%##$%% "$ % %#"%" %$!$$%#%$#% % #%  !"%"% %$$%" %#%$ $% %%  #%  !"%%%For reservations call 970-581-2195 (Monday â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Friday 9:00 am - 1:30 pm)%%$ #%$#%"$"!%#%$$! % !%#$%###$%#"%"$%Estes Park Senior Citizens Center #"% %NEW location 1760 Olympian Lane. Eat at the Senior Citizens Center or take Meals to Go! Regular hours of operation 9:00 am -- 1:30 pm Monday thru Friday. Join or renew membership for 2019! Check out our website: TriFit, Balance, Mah Jongg, Tai Chi, crafts, games, and other activities. NEW dedicated location and space !

ocation:: Rocky Mountain Church | 970-586-0873 451 Promontory Drive, Estes Park, CO, 80517 Date

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Invitation: Burning Issues Program At The "Y" Through 8/19 & Free Of Charge

For you who are interested in current worldwide geopolitical affairs, please join us in exploring: "Report from Europe: Brexit, NATO, and the European Union" "What Will Be the Supreme Court's New Normal?" "Hot Spots around the world." The public - "Y" campers, Estes Park residents, and visitors to RMNP and our Estes Valley - all are invited to the 44th Annual Robert M. Lawrence Burning Issues Lecture Series for 2019, conducted at the "Y," free of charge. The presentations will be every Monday at 7:30 p.m., July 15 - August 19, in the Hempel Auditorium. 8/5/19: "Report from Europe: Brexit, NATO, and the European Union." Henry Weisser is a emeritus professor of History at Colorado State University. After earning his Ph.D from Columbia University Professor Weisser taught History for 39 years. The focus of his talk will be upon the current economic and military changes occurring with America's basic allies. 8/12/19: "What Will Be the Supreme Court's New Normal?" Eric Waples, former Headmaster of Fountain Valley Schools of Colorado and Chair of History and Government of the Potomac School in McLean, VA, he taught courses on the Supreme Court for the past 47 years. While living in the Washington D.C. area, Mr. Waples and his students met with various Supreme Court justices and sat in on many cases. His presentation focus will be upon how the recent

addition of Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh affect personal alliances, methods of constitutional interpretation and case outcomes. He will explore these questions in the context of end-ofterm Court decisions involving the census, gerrymandering, the Peace Corps and other significant constitutional issues. 8/19/19: "Hot Spots around the world." John Roberts is a retired U.S. State Department officer. His service spanned deployments to U.S. outposts from the Middle East to Asia, including Vietnam. After retirement he taught in the International Affairs Department at Colorado State University. Based upon his overseas experience, he will discuss the many areas where the U.S. finds itself involved. Directions: In Estes Park US 36 becomes Elkhorn St. Follow "US 36" and "RMNP" signs to Moraine Ave and turn left. In two miles, cross the intersection at Mary's Lake Rd., move to the left lane for 1/4 mi. County "66", plus "YMCA" signs take you left onto Tunnel Rd./66. (US 36 continues west into Rocky Mountain National Park.) In 2.5 mi the YMCA entrance is on the right. From Tunnel Rd./66 to the "Y campus" is Association Drive. At the 2nd stop sign turn right into the parking lot and find a spot. The building on that right corner is Hempel Auditorium. The sign on Hempel faces Association Dr. and is not prominently visible - dark green lettering on the dark brown wall is partially obscured by evergreen trees. Please join us.

Congressman Joe Neguse Establishes Senior Advisory Council Appointees to the Senior Advisory Council held their formation meeting in Boulder on Monday, July 29. In addition to the Congressman, attendees included members representing Estes Valley, Nederland, Fort Collins, Loveland, Lyons, Boulder and other outlying areas of Representative Neguse’s Congressional District. A variety of topics were introduced and discussed that especially impact seniors, including climate change, health care (e.g., Medicare, Medicaid and other health programs), Social Security and other federal benefits to seniors, the cost of living, transportation, and elder U.S. Congressman Joe Neguse, who justice, among other issues. The Council represents Colorado’s Congressional will meet on a periodic schedule. District 2, has established a Senior AdviCongressman Neguse is hoping to sory Council to identify legislative acarrange a Town Hall for the public in tions and constituent services to assist seniors and other groups in his District. Estes Park during August. As soon as that meeting is scheduled, the date, time Congressman Neguse considers planning in these areas to be essential due to and location should be announced on the Congressman’s website: https://Nethe anticipated population doubling of, or his Facebook page. persons over age 65 by the year 2030.

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Rock Cut Gives Back To Benefit Partners Mentoring Youth! Are you thirsty for some Altruism? Then head to Rock Cut Brewing Company for a pint that benefits Partners Mentoring Youth! The Rock Cut Brewing Company has announced that their third quarter recipient for Rock Cut Gives Back is Partners! Since 1978, Partners Mentoring Youth

pany taproom at 390 W. Riverside Dr., Estes Park, Colorado in July, August, or September and order a pint of Altruism! Altruism is a delicious German-style Amber and $1 from each pint will be collected for and donated to Partners in early October. Partners Mentoring Youth would like to thank the Rock Cut Brewery (and their customers) for their support!

has been pursuing our mission to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships between positive adult role models and Northern Colorado youth facing challenges in their personal, social, and academic lives. Partner’s has had an office in Estes Park since 1996 serving the youth in the Estes Valley. Visit the Rock Cut Brewing Com-

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

Every Thursday Bond Park 8am-1pm Check out fresh Colorado grown and produced consumable products!

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

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



Aug 1

Aug 2


The Stanley Hotel Doors at 7 pm, show at 8 pm. Tickets: $50-$85

Aug 10-11

Bond Park

Throughout the Village

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

MORE FUN This month’s races, fun-runs, organized outdoor adventures & more! Every Tuesday: 5K Group Run Stanley Hotel 5:30pm

Aug 24-25 Handmade in CO Expo Bond Park 10am-7pm

Every Thursday: Thursday Trail & Brewery Group Run 6-8pm Every Friday & Saturday: Sip & Paint Murphy’s Resort 7-9pm

Every Monday & Tuesday Downtown

Aug 23 Strategies for Success in the Backcountry Mountain Shop


Walking Tour

Tastings from over 20 CO wineries, food, vendors & live music; 11am-5pm

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

Rock Cut Brewing Lonigans The Barrel Latitude 105 Alehouse


Daily; Find Waldo! Macdonald Book Shop & other stores! Rocky Mountain Conservancy Educational Programs

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Campsites Seeing increase In Bear Activity In Boulder, Clear Creek & Larimer Counties Colorado Parks & Wildlife and the United States Forest Service has observed increasing human-bear issues on Roosevelt National Forest Service campgrounds and areas where people are dispersed camping in Boulder, Clear Creek and Larimer Counties. Specifically, the increased reports of bears getting into improperly stored food in trees in Boulder County is coming from Lost Lake, Ceran St. Vrain and the Middle St. Vrain Creek drainage upstream from Camp Dick, Olive Ridge and Meeker Overflow campgrounds; Beaver Reservoir road dispersed camping area, Rock Creek road dispersed camping area and Crater Lakes in James Peak Wilderness. Additional issues have come from the Pawnee Campground at Brainard Lake with a bear that entered unoccupied tents containing scented items such as sunscreen, bug spray and marijuana. Other reports of bear activity include West Chicago Creek, Columbine and Pickle Gulch in Clear Creek County and multiple reports in Dowdy, West Lake and Chambers Lake in Larimer County. "I'm not sure why but we have seen a significant increase in bears seeking food in tents, backpacks and camps in general in the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests,â&#x20AC;? said Kristin Cannon, area wildlife manager for CPW. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People planning on camping in this area should

be extra cautious and take care to store food, trash and toiletries in provided bear lockers or canisters. These items should never be stored in a tent, especially not this summer." â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is important to know how to act in bear country. Remember

you are responsible for your own safety and knowing what to do when recreating alongside bears and other wildlife,â&#x20AC;? said Forest Supervisor Monte Williams. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We appreciate every user taking extra precautions.â&#x20AC;? CPW is also receiving a high number of second- and third hand-reports of bears entering tents and encourages anyone who has experienced this or

other behaviors of bears getting into trash cans or breaking into cars to report it immediately. That can be done by calling our Denver office at 303-291-7227, Colorado State Patrol at 303-239-4501, or for emergencies 911.

from your tent. A last resort option would be to lock it in your trunk. â&#x20AC;˘ Scented items: If it has a scent, it would interest a bear. Know that items as simple as sunscreen, hand sanitizer or chap stick could lure a bear in. Never bring food or anything with a scent into Pictured is a bear proof canister your tent. that can be used to store any food â&#x20AC;˘ Stash your trash: If a campground or scented items when camping along with an air horn and bear pep- provides bear-proof trash receptacles, per spray, which are both good bear use them often to keep your campsite clean. If no trash receptacles are availdeterrents. able, double bag your trash and lock it in In established campgrounds, peo- your vehicle, or use a bear-proof conp should use the secure bear ple tainer when backpacking. l lockers that are provided. In disâ&#x20AC;˘ Keep it clean: Scrape grill grates after p persed camping areas, especially use, clean all dishes and utensils, and eni the backcountry, they need to in sure you have cleaned up any waste near take t a bear canister with them. your site. Bear B canisters are available for â&#x20AC;˘ Lock it up: Be sure your car or RV p purchase and rental at several windows are closed and your vehicles o outdoor goods locations. are locked whenever you leave your site When camping in bear counor before going to sleep at night. t the easiest way to avoid try, â&#x20AC;˘ Follow signs (and instincts): Whether b bears is to ensure you have no printed signs or natural signs such as attractants at your campsite. tracks or scat, if you have evidence that a Whether car camping or hiking into the bear has been in the area recently, leave backcountry, there are actions you can and choose another campsite. If a bear is take to minimize your chances of an enseen in your camp, try your best to haze counter. it away with loud noises such as yelling, â&#x20AC;˘ Safely store food: If it smells good banging pots and pans together or using enough to eat, a bear will try to eat it. your car horn or an air horn. Be sure to Store food, beverages and toiletries in notify the campground host when in a airtight containers and place in provided developed campground, Colorado Parks campsite lockers, or use bear-proof con- and Wildlife when dispersed camping tainers stored at least 150 yards away and other nearby campers.

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Genealogical SocietyIrish Ancestry-August 8 By: Liz Stewart, EPGS President

The Estes Park Genealogical Society is sponsoring a free educational program on Irish Ancestry this coming Thursday, August 8, 2019, 4:30-6 p.m., in the Hondius Room at the Estes Valley Library, 335 E. Elkhorn Ave. Broomfield genealogist, Diane Barbour will present a program entitled, “Seeking the Emerald Isle: Irish History.” Her presentation will cover Basic Irish Genealogical Research using Irish Church, Census and Statutory Records and how history affected their availability. Diane Barbour’s genealogical credentials are extensive, with 18 years of experience. She graduated from the National Institute of Genealogical Studies at the University of Toronto, earning a Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies (PLCGS). She is a ProGen 16 Graduate, an 18-month study group on becoming a Professional Genealogist. Diane also completed the National Institute of Genealogical Research Program (NIGR) at the National Archives in Washington D.C. She has completed 17 courses of studies at various institutes, including “Researching Your Irish Ancestors,” at the British Institute. Diane is the Past President of the Broomfield Ge-

nealogical Society, Past Vice President of the Boulder Genealogical Society and writes a column for the Welsh, Irish, Scottish and English Genealogical Society, called (W.I.S.E.) Words, a quarterly publication. In addition, Diane volunteers at the Denver Public Library, 5th floor, Genealogy and Western History Department and at the Denver National Archives and Records Administration. Anyone interested in genealogy and family history research is welcome to attend the meetings. The Society meets the second Thursday of every month through November in the Hondius Room at the Estes Valley Library. Due to library programing needs this fall, start times for EPGS meetings have changed and will now vary between 3:30-4:30 in Sept.-Nov., as noted below. Upcoming programs and new times include: Sept. 12, 3:30-Census and Maps, Oct. 10, 4:30-Finding Missing Family and Nov. 7, 4:00-Scottish Records. The Estes Park Genealogical Society (EPGS) meetings offer a wide range of speakers and programing. Membership in the society is only $20 per year for your entire family and helps bring quality speakers to Estes Park. Check this newspaper for additional monthly details.

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Estes Park 18-Hole Golf Course "Estes Park in Bloom" Award Recipient Kim Anderson and her team at the Estes Park 18 Hole Golf Course recently received the Estes Park in Bloom award that recognizes outstanding achievements in environmental efforts, heritage programs, arts and culture, as well as beautifully maintained landscapes and floral displays. Great work, Kim and all of the grounds crew at Estes Park Golf Courses. Their hard work has made our courses a bright spot in Estes Park.

Great Pets Looking For New, Forever Homes!

Freddy is about four years old and a lab/ shar-pei mix. He is good with other dogs and kids. He will do best as an only dog with an experienced owner. He is super friendly with everyone on his daily walks, but can be protective in his home environment. He walks good on a leash and is house trained. He is currently living at Dr. C's Animal Hospital of the Rockies, please call (970) 586-4703 to get an appointment to meet him. Handsome Cappy is about 10 years old and a long haired, orange tabby. He is a sweet and loving kitty that gets along with other cats, but should be an only kitty in his forever home. His dad was a famous actor in Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea and recently passed away. Sweet Squeak is about a year old, enjoys cuddling with other kitties and is very playful. He has grown up with and gets along with other cats and small dogs. Cute and cuddly Paws is two years old. She is an affectionate and playful cat. She gets along with other kitties but will do best as an only cat or someone that can spend time to acclimate her slowly. She is a big, beautiful girl. You can meet Cappy, Squeak and Paws at the Pet Lodge at the Animal Medical Center on Manford Avenue or call 5869282 for more information. Make sure to “Like” and follow the Estes Park Pet Association Facebook page to see other animals that may not be pictured this week. All pets are offered through the Pet Association of Estes Park, a non-profit organization that works to find homes for stray and abandoned pets, control dog and cat populations by funding sterilization programs, educate members of the





community, especially young people, about the humane treatment of animals and the responsibilities of pet ownership; and promote community involvement in the use of pets as therapeutic agents (e.g.,

in nursing homes). The Estes Park Pet Association is your local humane society. You can make a tax-deductible donation to the Pet Association by sending your check to

P.O. Box 4342, Estes Park, CO 80517. For more information, contact Carolyn Fairbanks, President of the Pet Association at (970) 586-5121.

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The Estes Arts District Presents… FIRST FRIDAY! Art Groove & Hospitality Stops Join us on Friday, August 2nd starting at 5 p.m. to enjoy gallery socials thru the village. Warm summer nights are the perfect time to explore artwork in the Estes Valley. Come out and see what’s new, meet interesting people and enjoy good company. There will be show openings, tasty treats and artists to chat with at the fine galleries participating in the First Friday! Art Groove. Bring a friend or come and meet some new friends and perhaps find a delightful piece of art to take home with you. Collect gallery marks on a Groovy Gallery Travel Card for a chance to win two VIP wristbands for the Gypsy Jazz concert Sunday August 4th. How to enter drawing: 1. Get a Groovy Gallery travel card. 2. Get a minimum of four different gallery signatures. 3. Add your contact information. 4. Turn in your signed travel card. 5. Done! More event details at August 2nd FF! Participating Galleries Inspired -Artisan Market & Studio, 157 W. Elkhorn Avenue Suite 8 (2nd floor in the Old Church Shops) Inspired artisan market is an art collaborative representing artists from across the state of Colorado. View this wonderful collection while enjoying light snacks and harp music. 5-8 p.m. Mary Frankel Studio and Gallery, Suite 106, 1751 North Lake Avenue Open Studio with Mary Frankel. Guest

artist Cecy Turner will do a demonstration. Light snacks and beverages will be served. Music provided by Freddy Frankel. 5-8 p.m. The Art Center of Estes Park, 517 Big

Thompson Ave. “Passion for Painting” featuring the work of Carole Haslock. Her show investigates a variety of new and exploratory pastel techniques. Also see new work from our member artists, including photography, jewelry, woodworking, drawing, pottery, fiber, painting, and glass. Plus: a special inventory sale taking place in our sun room. 5-8 p.m. Earthwood Artisans, 360 E. Elkhorn Ave. Join the party - We are currently showing works from over 120 American Artists. Find that perfect piece of art that will truly add joy to your life. While

there, check out the two seven foot tall glass and metal sculptures by artist Rollin Karg. Enjoy tasty snacks and beverages during this town wide FIRST FRIDAY! Art Groove event. 5-8 p.m. Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, 356 E. Elkhorn Ave. Join us at Aspen and Evergreen from 5-8 for a fiber art demonstration, music by the Neilson Project, and root beer floats. As always, the gallery will be abundant in local art and artists. 5-8 p.m. Images of RMNP, 203 Park Lane Erik will be on hand to sign books and answer any questions. Plus enjoy the "Make Your Own Sundae" bar! 5-8 p.m. Images of Estes Park, 181(B) W. Riverside Drive Come celebrate with photographers Alan and Leanne Shadduck at their new gallery space. They offer unique local wildlife & landscapes on an assortment of print media. Complimentary snacks

and beverages. 5-8 p.m. Earthwood Collections, 141 E. Elkhorn Ave. Fine Art Show opening for local fine artist - oil painter, Margaret Jensen. Margaret has lived and painted in Estes Park for nearly forty years. Her landscapes pull you into them, wondering what is up that trail, over that hill, or around the next bend in the river. Plus enjoy a free live jazz concert with Max Wagner (sax) and Stu MacAskie (piano). Complimentary food and refreshments will be served. Bring a friend and have some fun. 5-8 p.m. Stop in for a Drop! Enjoy a true taste of Colorado along the FIRST FRIDAY! Art Groove route. Try a tasting or a flight at these recommended local craft beverage establishments. Rock Cut Brewing Co. - Groovy specials plus a twelve tap selection. Snowy Peaks Winery - Tasting room open until 7:00 p.m., live music with Laurie D. 4:30-6:30. Elkins Tasting Room – New down town location at 137 E. Elkhorn - Colorado style whisky. Lumpy Ridge Brewing Co. – 5-8 live music with Jeoff Clark, art display, the Art of Wade and special guest artist Michael Beckstrom. Vino Giú – Chocolate, Wine, Cheese, Charcuterie and VitaJuwel- Friday Flight Night. Come out and see beautiful artwork plus enjoy a true taste of Colorado.

Estes Valley Plein Air Is Soon To Begin hosted by the Estes Park Museum, August 22 from 7-9 p.m. In addition, the public can witness the artists produce a painting in 90 minutes at the Quick Draw event at Riverside Plaza from 8:30-12:00 on the 24th. These pieces of art will be auctioned as part of the

The Art Center of Estes Park will sponsor its 2nd Annual Estes Valley Plein Air beginning August 10th and will conclude with a Quick Draw at Riverside Plaza and a Gala Opening and Awards Ceremony on August 24th. A variety of activities will be offered to the 35 participating artists, such as a Nocturne and Paint Our Town paint outs as well as a Miniatures contest. On Saturday, August 17, the Art Center will host a “Family Paint Out,” a free event the public is invited to participate, which will be held at the Art Center with Cathy Goodale as the instructor. This event will be from 1012:00. The public is also invited to attend a Presentation by Diane Watson on “Albert Bierstadt: Plein Air Studies as Direct Observation.” This event will be

event. Beginning at 5, a Gala Opening will be held at the Art Center with an Awards Ceremony at 6:30. Come and enjoy an exhibit of new works, meet the artists and have an opportunity to vote for your favorite work for a People’s Choice Award to be given out at the ceremony. The exhibit will conclude on

September 27. These are the participating artists, representing nine states and one foreign country: Cliff Austin Aurora, CO Deliece Blanchard Lynchburg, VA Lon Brauer Granite City, IL Wendy Brayton Petaluma, CA Krystal Brown Spring, TX Jenifer Cline Loveland, CO Judy Crowe Bluff Dale, TX Larry Degraff Ozark, MO Alison Dickson Ft. Collins, CO Patty Dwyer Littleton, CO Diane Fechenback Highlands Ranch, CO Mary Giacomini Loveland, CO Nancy Hall Longmont, CO Shelley Howard Denver, CO Svetlana Howe Laramie, WY Katherine Irish Placitas, NM Carol Jenkins Ward, CO Juilie Klett Estes Park, CO Laura Kratz Grand Lake, CO Mary Landis Loveland, CO Kathleen Lanzoni Boulder, CO Janeice Linden Littleton, CO Lee Macleod Santa Fe, NM Laura Martinez-blanco Marlboro, NY

Marie Massey La Selva Beach, CA David Mcbride Ft. Collins, CO Lorie Merfeld-batson Westcliffe, CO Mark Monsarrat San Francisco, CA Suzanne Morris Richmond, Va Lydia Pottoff Longmont, CO Lynda Pyka Pasadena, CA Karen Ramsey Ft. Collins, CO Kathleen Reilly Longmont, CA Sandhya Sharma Abidjan, Ivory Coast Cecy Turner Dallas, TX “Passion For Painting” an exhibit of the works by featured artist Carole Haslock is now on display at the Art Center until August 18th. Works by other member artists are also available for viewing and sale. Carole will be available during the First Friday Art Groove on August 2. The public will have an opportunity to enter a drawing for a door prize of one Carole’s prints. The Art Center of Estes Park is a nonprofit (501 C-3) organization which provides a facility to support the work of local and regional artists, striving to promote exhibition, education, and excellence in the visual arts. Proceeds benefit both the artist and contribute to the Art Center’s education program and community outreach.

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Update On Bigfoot Sighting On Storm Mountain We promised readers we would give an update on the bigfoot sighting as reported in the June 14, 2019 edition of the Estes Park News, after the Bigfoot Field Researchs Organization (BRFO) had the chance to come out to verify the sighting by Mike and Leah Marshall on Storm Mountain. BFRO was founded in 1995 and is the only scientific research organization exploring the bigfoot/sasquatch mystery. To recap, the couple was checking on a friend’s home on May 25th up on Storm Mountain, near Drake. They were out in the yard when Leah heard what she thought were cries from a child in the surrounding woods. The home backs up against national forest property and Leah said, “I could hear what I thought was a little kid crying out, I was afraid that maybe a child had become lost up there, in the thick woods, maybe off the trail. Leah and Mike have often hiked on the trails around the home and know the area quite well. Leah continued, “I followed the sound of the cries up a ravine. When I got to the top of a steep hill, there was a clearing and I wondered if there was a cave up there. All of a sudden I heard twigs snapping and heard the cries again. I really felt like I was being watched!” Leah got out her phone and took a couple of photos of the cave, when all of a sudden, she felt disoriented. Leah thinks she experienced a phenomena called infrasound. Bigfoot experts often speak about infrasound, it is a low-frequency

sound wave with frequencies below the lower limit of human audibility. Many who believe they have encountered a sasquatch in close proximity have reported feeling inexplicably nauseous, confused, disoriented, dizzy, light-headed, and even sometimes, physically unable to move. According to those who have experienced it, infrasound symptoms happen before they have even seen a creature, or have any awareness that it’s in their vicinity. Leah says this is often how people get lost in the woods, the infrasound can provoke unpleasant physical and mind-numbing sensations. Immediately after the infrasound experience, Leah noticed that her phone had gone dead. She said, “I had 76% power on my phone yet all of a sudden, it was completely drained, just dead!” Leah attrib-

utes the loss of power to her phone from the infrasound. She said her phone has still been “acting up” since then. Leah and Mike told us that recently Mark Taylor and Jack Weiliend from the Bigfoot Research Organization visited with them to verify their sighting and photos. Mike and Leah took them to the area on Storm Mountain where they saw the squatch. They recounted their story to them and reviewed the photos which the BFRO experts had already downloaded and studied extensively. The researchers were anxious to see the spot where Leah had seen at least one of these creatures, up a ravine, that led to a cave in the woods. Leah said, “They did a very thorough investigation, even climbing up and standing on the rock where I saw and heard them. They also

found new footprints and scat in the area where they were investigating. The researchers determined that this was an actual sighting, documenting it as a Class B sighting, and estimated that there were not one but two bigfoot creatures in the photo and that one was 7’6” tall and the other was eight feet tall. From the BFRO website: Class A-Class A reports involve clear sightings in circumstances where misinterpretation or misidentification of other animals can be ruled out with greater confidence. For example, there are several footprint cases that are very well documented. These are considered Class A reports, because misidentification of common animals can be confidently ruled out, thus the potential for misinterpretation is very low. Class B-Incidents where a possible sasquatch was observed at a great distance or in poor lighting conditions and incidents in any other circumstance that did not afford a clear view of the subject are considered Class B reports. For example, credible reports where nothing was seen but distinct and characteristic sounds of sasquatches were heard are always considered Class B reports and never Class A, even in the most compelling "sound-only" cases. This is because the lack of a visual element raises a much greater potential for a misidentification of the sounds. Leah and Mike will continue their bigfoot investigations here in the Estes Valley and update with any future sightings.

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Estes Park Jazz Big Band To Feature Jazz Vocalists At Final Summer Concert The Cultural Arts Council Presents Bev And The Railroad Ramblers Concert

The Estes Park Jazz Big Band will present an evening concert featuring three Estes Park vocalists on Wednesday, August 7

Loren Johnson

starting at 7:00 p.m. The free concert will be held at Performance Park, Estes Park’s beautiful outdoor performance facility located on west Elkhorn Avenue. Audience members Ron Ball are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Chuck Varilek will direct the local jazz band which is in its 27th year of providing music for Estes Park residents and visitors. Featured vocalists on this concert will be: Meghan Tokunaga-Scanlon, Ron Ball and Loren Johnson, all accompanied by the Jazz Big Band.

Tokunaga-Scanlon will be featured soloist on “You’ve Got A Friend In Me” and “As Long As I’m Singing.” Ball will sing “Saturday Night (Is The Loneliest Night Of The Week).” Johnson will be featured on “Wah! Hoo!” The Jazz Big Band will perform several well-known selections including: “This Can’t Be Love,” “Autumn Leaves,” “Who Can I Turn To?” and many other big band hits. The Estes Park Jazz Big Band is made up of musicians from Estes Park and surrounding communities. After this concert, the band will go on hiatus until their Christmas concert in December. For more information about the band or the concert, please contact Chuck Varilek at 970227-8704.

Meghan Tokunaga-Scanlon

Quaker/Unitarian Meeting The Quaker/Unitarian group meets each Sunday morning at the US Bank meeting room, 363 East Elkhorn. Quaker silence is from 10-10:30. Social time is from 10:30-11. Program is from

Photo by Robert Burns

11-12:00. This week: Kathy Long will lead a discussion on the topic: “The Well of Being." All are invited. If questions; call Randy Maharry at 515-2298299.

The Cultural Arts Council presents a concert at Performance Park on August 8, 2019. Enjoy the fun folk and bluegrass tunes of Bev and the Railroad Ramblers. The concert starts at 7 p.m. at Performance Park – 435 West Elkhorn Ave. These concerts are brought to you by the Cultural Arts Council with help from the sponsorship of Coldwell Banker: Estes Village Properties. Freewill donations are accepted and will also help us in presenting these free concerts. I started out in bluegrass in the early 1970s in a bluegrass band called Dr. Jackpots Muleskinner Band. We were a banjo, 12 string guitar, fiddle, mandolin, and wash tub bass. We had some damn good times. We were in college at CU Boulder and eventually people gradu-

ated and we grew smaller. We did play many gigs in Estes including the Stanley and The Gas light Pub. I started out solo when my guitar player got a real job. A few of us got together to record an album in 1985. I learned that you shouldn't release an LP six months before cd's sweep the industry. Since the mid 1990s I've played for fundraisers and LGBT conferences and at the High school where I work as substitute teacher. For the last three summers I've been lucky enough to be involved with the Friends of Folk. I did work with Dick Orleans in the early 1980s. Rex Hedlund, Diane Collinet and Rob Leavitt will accompany me on several original bluegrass songs as well as several original folk songs written by Rex, Rob and me. Rex and Diane are on loan from Sexy Rex and the Potentials. Rob will be on bass and guitar. Rex will play guitar or mandolin. Come enjoy this wonderful music at the nice open air and acoustically pleasing location of Performance Park. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome.

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Ballet Renaissance Summer 2019

Thanks to generous support from the Estes Valley Community Fund, Ballet Renaissance was able, once again, to provide six weeks of curriculum-focused summer ballet classes to local Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County (BGCLC) participants, at no charge to participants. This summer’s 4th annual program in-

cluded three weeks of outreach classes at were awarded ballet dress code (includthe Estes Park Elementary School during June, as well as a special three week summer intensive, in partnership with Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies (PCCR), in July. Students who showed particular interest and commitment during phase 1

ing dance attire and ballet shoes) and invited to attend the phase two intensive, which took place in PCCR’s Fellowship Hall, across the street from the BGCLC Estes Park summer headquarters at the EP Elementary School. At PCCR, Ballet Renaissance is able to roll out its special marley dance floor (which creates a no-slip surface), and utilize its eight portable ballet barres, creating a real dance studio environment, and enabling a safer and more focused learning space for students. Newly 13 year old Ariana Eastep, who herself was first introduced to Ballet Renaissance during BR’s 2016 Estes Park summer program for BGCLC, and is

now a member of Ballet Renaissance’s special year-round Protégé program, was a particularly generous and accomplished classroom assistant and mentor for this summer’s participants. July students spent three hours a day in the summer intensive which included: walking across the street from the Elementary School to PCCR with their instructors, changing into dance clothes at the church, taking a ballet class, and enjoying supplemental learning activities focused on sharing famous ballets and introducing ballet history. Each day of the intensive also included a special snack time, with snacks provided by Ballet Renaissance, all thanks to support from Estes Valley Community Fund and BR’s special partnership with PCCR. The intensive concluded with a reception at PCCR, during which students were able to share their accomplishments, and light refreshments, with family and friends. Ballet Renaissance’s tuitionfree, curriculum-based summer ballet program has become a fun and traditional part of the BGCLC experience for Estes Park participants, many of whom end up studying with Ballet Renaissance during the academic year. Quite a few of these students have become serious about classical studies and have become members of Protégé, BR’s special program for particularly talented and committed students. 10 boys and 18 girls participated in this year’s first ever Ballet Renaissance summer intensive in Estes Park, setting the stage for future BR summer intensives.

Here in Estes, Ballet Renaissance offers classes to dancers ages three years through adult, in partnership with Center Stage School of Dance and the Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies. Fall 2019 classes begin in September. For further information, including registration information, please contact: 970-480-7697 or visit

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Summer Pops Concert This Friday & Saturday

Violinist Ann Mills is the From Scott Joplin to featured soloist in Jules Henry Mancini and AnMassenet's composition drew Lloyd Webber, it's Meditation from Thais. music for the masses in an Mills grew up in Indiana all-pops summer concert and graduated from Vanby the Oratorio Society of derbilt University with a Estes Park on Friday, Aug. double major in Music Per2nd at 7:00 p.m. and Saturformance and Cellular Biolday, Aug. 3rd, at 2:00 p.m. at ogy. Since then, she has Presbyterian Community lived across the U. S. to Church of the Rockies, work in natural resources Jerry Brubaker 1700 Brodie Ave. These and has played in orare songs and musical chestras in Indiana, compositions we've Tennessee, and Michiheard all our lives: gan. Ann currently Over the Rainbow, The works for the vegetaEntertainer, the Toretion crew at Rocky ador March from the Mountain National opera Carmen, AmerPark. ica the Beautiful, the Battle Hymn of the ReAlso on the program public, and other comis a celebration of the positions. music of Andrew Lloyd Webber who gave us Estes Park resident such memorable and longtime comBroadway musicals as poser/arranger Jerry Phantom of the Opera, Brubaker has put toAnna Mills Evita, Jesus Christ Sugether an arrangement perstar, and Cats. And of some of Henry if you're a fan of the incredibly popular Mancini's hits in what he calls Mancini generational drama Downton Abbey Magic. He was working for Warner Brothers in the late 1980s and "they gave you will hear the Downton Abbey Suite me a list of tunes that they had the copy- by John Lunn. rights to. They were Baby Elephant Opening the pops concert will be a Walk, Moon River, Peter Gunn, The quartet of saxophones playing Scott Pink Panther, and Charade. Those are Joplin's "The Entertainer. Making up the the major tunes. It was done for band quartet are Jeff Klintberg, soprano sax, first and it became such a big seller they Robert Keep, alto sax, René Moquin, decided they wanted to do an orchestra tenor sax, and Westley Nelson, baritone version of it as well. I was still kind of sax. new in the publishing business and I was From the opening to the close with the shocked when I saw the sales figure on Battle Hymn of the Republic, you'll be this the first year after I did it. Wow! My taping your feet and humming a tune first hit!" when you leave. Brubaker says this concert is something The concert is free of charge. Donanew for the Oratorio Society. "This is tions are greatly appreciated. The Oratotheir first attempt at a pops concert and I rio Society is composed of volunteers think it's a good thing to do. I'd rather who love to play beautiful music. Come entertain an audience than try to eduand enjoy! cate them."

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Chad Elliott To Perform At YMCA Of The Rockies On Sunday, August 4, Chad Elliott will be the guest musician for the 10:00 a.m. worship in Hyde Chapel. He will also perform a concert at 7:00pm in Hyde Chapel. The concert is free and open to the public. Chad Elliott's life has served as fertile ground for music. Elliott has turned love, loss, fatherhood, divorce and homelessness into lyrics. He performs more than 200 shows each year and is lauded as “Iowa’s Renaissance man” by Culture Buzz. He has cultivated more than 1,000 songs in his career while also honing his skills as painter, sculptor and children's book author/illustrator (Wilderman’s Treetop Tales). Elliott’s early career demonstrates a love of folk, roots and singer-songwriter music. He has worked with many greats and shared the stage with artists of the highest caliber, including Odetta, Tom Paxton, Loudon Wainwright III, R.L. Burnside, Greg Brown, and Bo Ramsey. Today, his songwriting has made a marked shift to Americana.

Elliott released his 22nd album, Rest Heavy, which shows his love of rootsrock, soul, and blues music, on August 10, 2018. The self-produced album was recorded at the famed Sun Studio in Memphis, TN by Ples Hampton. Hampton said, “It was honestly one of the best sessions I've ever had up here. This is gold.” Greg Brown said of the new album, it’s “low, loose and full of juice. This album’s got a lot of life to it.” On this album, Elliott performs on acoustic guitar and harmonica, and is joined by his full band, The Redemptions. Chad Elliott was a finalist in the 2018 Kerrville New Folk Festival. To learn more about Chad Elliott and his music, visit his website at This Sunday service and concert are a part of the Chapel Ministry’s 2019 Summer Worship Fest program. Learn more about the YMCA Chapel Ministry and 2019 Summer Worship Fest at chapel-ministry.

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Things to Do with Estes Valley Recreation and Park District All programs are at the Estes Valley Community Center unless otherwise noted. This list only covers a small portion of the wide variety of EVRPD programming. For a complete list of classes, programs, events and activities, and to register, visit DANCE Intro to Line Dancing and Line Dance Party Weekly on Sundays, 1-1:50 p.m. (Intro to Line Dancing), 2-2:50 p.m. (Line Dance Party) $5 drop-in or $7 for Intro to Line Dancing and Line Dance Party taken together. Bollywood Dance Thursdays, August 8 and August 15, 45:15 p.m. (ages 14+) $10 drop-in. Registration required. TRAVEL Discover the Outback to the Glaciers – Informational Presentation Monday, August 5, 1 p.m. (ages 18+) Free; RSVP required. Mamma Mia at the Boulder Dinner Theater

Sunday, October 13 matinee performance; dinner-12:00 p.m., show-1:30 p.m. (ages 18+) $65 per person; registration deadline: September 5. HEALTH AND WELLNESS Magic Disappearing Vegetables Thursdays, August 8-29, 1-4 p.m. (ages 55+) Free; registration required. AARP Driver Safety Course Thursday, August 8, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. One-hour lunch break. (ages 50+) $15 AARP member, $20 non-member;

registration required. Meditation for Brain Health

Tuesday, August 13, 1-2:30 p.m. (ages 18+) Free; registration required. Dream Circle Thursday, August 15, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (ages 18+) $14; registration deadline: August 13. Low Vision Support Group Tuesday, August 13, 1-2 p.m. Free; drop-in. LIFELONG LEARNING The Supreme Court and the American Society Weekly on Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. (ages 18+) Free; drop-in. The Great Courses® Lecture Series Museum Masterpieces: The Louvre August 5, 10-11:30 a.m. (ages 18+) Free; drop-in. RECREATION Co-Rec Fall Softball League Wednesdays, August 14-October 2, 6-9 p.m. (ages 16+) Stanley Park ball fields; fee: $300 per team, $25 per free agent; registration required. Drop-in Outdoor Pickleball Every day, 8-11 a.m. (all ages) Stanley Park pickleball courts; free; drop-in. Outdoor Pickleball Tournament Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (ages 16+) Stanley Park pickleball courts; $25 per player, registration required. Co-Rec Soccer League Monday evenings, August 19-October 7 (ages 16+)

Stanley Park ball fields; $250 per team, $25 per free agent; registration required. Traveling Soccer Team August 26-October 19 (5th and 6th graders with soccer experience) 2 after-school practices per week; games on Saturdays. Stanley Park ball fields; $60 per player; registration deadline: August 14. Traveling Volleyball Team August 26-October 19 (5th and 6th graders with volleyball experience) Two after-school practices per week; games on Saturdays. Stanley Park ball fields; $60 per player;

registration deadline: August 14. Drop-in Ping Pong Thursdays, 4-9 p.m. (all ages) Lower level; included with daily admission or membership; drop-in. SOCIAL ACTIVITIES Back to School Bash! Co-sponsored by Rocky Mountain Church and Bobcat Boosters Friday, August 16, 4:30-7 p.m. (all ages) Free; drop-in; first 100 students get a free goody bag. Palette Pals Open Art Studio Mondays, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (ages 18+) Free and open to the public; drop-in. Bring your own materials and projects. Rocky Rollers Wii Bowling Mondays, 10-11 a.m. (ages 18+) Lower level; free; drop-in. Drop-in Mahjong Mondays and Fridays, 12:30-4 p.m. (ages 18+) Free and open to the public; drop-in. Family Playgroup Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m. (ages 0-5) Free and open to the public; drop-in. Community Bridge Thursdays, Lessons: 11:15 a.m.; Games: 12:30-4 p.m. (ages 18+)

Call Lloyd Parker for info or to play; 970-581-3505. Free and open to the public; drop-in. Drop-in Cribbage Thursdays, 2-4 p.m. (ages 18+) Free and open to the public; drop-in. Drop-in Chess Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m. (ages 18+) Free and open to the public; drop-in. AQUATICS Work for EVRPD Aquatics Flexible schedule -Wear flip-flops to work -Free use of Aqua Climb For more info, call 970-480-1308. Shadow a Lifeguard Tuesdays, August 6 -13, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (ages 11-14) Free; registration required; call 970480-1308. MARINA Lake Estes Marina Store and Docks Store open daily, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more info, call 970-586-2011. GOLF AND DISC GOLF Lake Estes 9-Hole Golf Course Course now open daily at 7 a.m. For more info, call 970-586-8176. Estes Park 18-Hole Golf Course Course now open daily at 6:30 a.m. For more info, call 970-586-8146. Ladies Princess Golf League Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. (ages 18+) Estes Park 18-Hole Golf Course; register by emailing Lynn Stepaniak at or Jeanne Harms at Thursday Ladies Golf League Thursdays, 8 a.m. (ages 18+) Lake Estes 9-Hole Golf Course; register by emailing Lynn Stepaniak at or Jeanne Harms at Disc Golf Course Course now open daily at noon at the Lake Estes 9-Hole Golf Course $5 per player all you can play, tee-times not required; visit or call 970-586-8176. REGISTRATION To register for these programs or for more information about the new recreation center, visit or call 970586-8191. You can also register in person by visiting the recreation center at 660 Community Drive.

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

Mike & Marie Edwards




Randy Good Broker Assoc.


Vicky Holler Broker Assoc.

Text 881923 to 970-237-4137 BEAUTIFULLY UPDATED, detached 1 level condo, backs to Golf course w/panoramic views. Great room w/ fireplace. Kitchen w/ granite counters, breakfast bar & 4 season room. Steps from walking path; minutes to Community Center. A must see for the buyer! $450,000 1320 Matthew Circle

SECLUDED, QUIET, PRIVATE, yet just minutes to downtown. 4-bed, 3-bath home has been lovingly well-maintained. Gorgeous kitchen has quartz counters, birch cabinets. Updates include: fresh exterior paint, 3-year old roof, Anderson windows, much more! $600,000 1857 Highway 66

eautiful mountain moun OU CAN’T CCAN’T BEAT AAT THIS PRICE! Beautiful YYOU property, 5.5 acres, well maintained 2 bedroom, 2 bath manufactured house with attached heated shop. Incredible views of the mountains & privacy. Perfect year round living or your mountain retreat.

$335,000 1448 Spruce Mountain Dr. Drake pruce Mount

tn paradise on 10 acres w/ ONE LEVEL LIVING mtn views from every rm. Open concept floor plan w/ soaring ceiling, Stone fireplace, sprawling entertainment spaces. 4 bdrm/4 bath, 2 offices. Master is a private wing overlooking property w/ fireplace & deck.

$1,800,000 2120 Ridge Rd

NEW LISTING 970-222-6692

Molly McGee Broker Assoc.


Sarah Metz Broker Assoc


NESTLED IN THE PINES & ASPENS, is this 3 bedrm home on rare 2.25 acres w/ stream, offering serene mtn living, Spacious floor plan w/ vaulted ceiling, hardwood floors, that is open and bright. Updated kitchen, 2 decks, garage + storage building.

COZY, CUTE AND AFFORDABLE CABIN, recent updates with mountain rustic decor, nothing to do but enjoy this year round home and minutes to Estes Park. $199,900 2385 US Highway 34 Drake

$554,500 397 Tahosa Park North Rd. $554,5

xplore and revive ESCAPE THE BUSTLE OF LIFE. Explore yourselves in the mountains. This freestanding 2 bedroom/2 bath home can be your get away or Vacation Rental income property. Comes fully furnished. On-sight management available.

$377,500 1801 #4 Sketch Box Lane

ENJOY UNSURPASSED VISTAS off RMNP & Continental Divide from this home on top of Prospect Mtn. Custom built, one owner. Secluded, treed setting, short walk to Prospect Mtn Trl for hiking. 3 bdrm, 3 bath Great room, family room & 2 decks to enjoy. $598,000 1450 Prospect Mountain Drive

Mary Murphy Broker Assoc


Wayne Newsom Broker Assoc


Linda Schneider

Text 877599 to 970-237-4137 WHY BUY A 2ND HOME you’ll use only a few weeks a year? There is a variety of flexible timeshares at Rams Horn Resort. Awarded Gold Crown Distinction so you’ll always have a wonderful experience on your Rocky Mountain getaway to Estes Park. Starting ng at $1,500. 1,

ONE LEVEL 2 BED, 2 BATH duplex condo w/fireplace, office or den, garage and snowcapped mountains view. Well constructed and maintained with a good HOA. In floor radiant heat. Very convenient to downtown and grocery shopping.

Asking only $515,000 315 Big Horn Dr. Unit E

THIS 3 BEDRM HOME has everything you are looking for! Spectacular views of The Continental Divide abound. The Great room offers vaulted beam ceiling & wood floors leading into kitchen/dining w/fireplace, master suite & wonderful outdoor living areas. $569,000 2837 Eagle Cliff Lane

LLUXURIOUS, COMFORTABLE TUDOR w/ marble entry, crown molding, gourmet kitchen, wet bar, other fine finishes. Sweeping, unobstructed views of Long’s Peak & wildlife viewing are yours to enjoy from sunny nook, spacious deck + several picture windows. $1,200, $1,200,000 0 000 2165 0, 65 Governors Lane ane

Broker Assoc.


Scott Thompson Broker Assoc


Darya Valkavets Broker Assoc.


Text 883227 to 970-237-4137 SOARING CEILINGS & FINE FINISHES are just a start of what this gorgeous home offers. Included adjoining lot can never be developed; private sanctuary feeling stays forever. Meticulously updated & well-maintained home will make your dreams come true.

Text 884807 to 970-237-4137 VIEW FALL RIVER, MOUNTAINS & WILDLIFE from this extensively remodeled condo. All furnishings included. Move in day you close. Pool, picnic areas. Sit by & listen to the river. Five minutes to Rocky Mtn Natl. Park.

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



$693,000 1090 Woodland Ct.

WARM, INVITING ATMOSPHERE in this cabin w/ breathtaking views. Great Room has cathedral ceiling, fireplace & hardwood floors. LG eat in kitchen & master suite. Most furnishings included. Use as a vacation rental or your 2nd home! Near Lake Estes walking path & fishing.

$195,000 2760 Fall River Rd. # 280

320 East Elkhorn Avenue Estes Park, CO

$379,900 1880 Sketchbox Lane #5


$995,000 1340 Tall Pines Dr.

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Allenspark Hilltop Guild Presents 71st Summer Bazaar August 3 Looking for a one-of-a-kind handmade gift from Colorado? Do you like small town festivals that really capture the essence of community? Do you love homemade peanut brittle, English Toffee, pies and other baked goodies? Then you’ll want to head to the 71st Hilltop

Guild Summer Bazaar at The Kelley House in Allenspark on Saturday, August 3 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The location is 18720 Highway 7; fifteen miles from Lyons, and just 30 minutes south of Estes Park on Highway 7. The Hilltop Guild is a productive and creative association of members who live in the Allenspark, Riverside and Raymond communities. Members create handmade crafts throughout the year, which are sold during their Annual

Kirk Fisher

Broker Owner CRS, CMAS

970 586-1000

Bazaar the first Saturday in August. Shoppers will find knit, crochet, woven and quilted items, homemade jellies (made with local berries, gathered in competition with the bears each summer!), jewelry, artistic gourds, handmade stationary, photographs and crafts. There’s also a Flea Market filled with items donated by area residents over the past year, including books, electronics, collectibles, kitchenware, art and more. Coffee and donuts are on sale in the morning, with lunch served from 11:30 a.m. -2 p.m. You’ll want to be sure to buy raffle tickets (1/$1, 6/$5) for your chance to win great homemade items, including a “Butterfly” stained glass, “Hopi Chief ” gourd, copper and jasper pendant, “Block” Pattern handwoven rug, “Winter Elk” handmade quilt, “Long Lake” pastel and “Top of the Big Thompson Canyon 1904” hand colored black and white photo print. The Hilltop Guild was founded in the late 1940s, and its goal is to return the fruits of the members’ labors to areas of need in the greater Allenspark area and beyond.

Mountain Brokers New Price

Peggy Lynch

970 586-1000

The group meets weekly throughout the year to learn new skills and create items to be sold. The Kelley House has a Loom Room with eight floor looms. “Our weavers create gorgeous items that will be for sale, including unique placemats, table runners, scarves and more,” said Hilltop Guild President Diane Turechek. Proceeds go toward scholarships and a list of philanthropic causes. The group also maintains the site of the historic Allen cabin, the original homestead in Allenspark. The group also maintains the Bunce School, a Historic Designation from the State of Colorado and County of Boulder, and is listed on the National Historic Register. It is one of two rural log schoolhouses remaining in Boulder County and is located near the Kelley House, the location of the

RE/MAX Has The Keys to Open The Door To Your Future!

1200 Graves Ave. 970-586-5324 Dave Kiser

New Price



April Allen Broker

970 231-2989 $689,000 $678,000 $299,000 $895,000

• 3 Bed, 3 Bath, 2400 sq ft • Open Floor Plan, Vaulted Ceilings • Private Setting, Easy Year Round Access

• 3 Bed, 3 Bath, 2421 sq ft • One Level Living, Updated Kitchen • 2.71 Acres, Lg Patio, 5 Car Garage

• Commercial Building with Storage Building • Located on Main Entrance to RMNP • High Traffic Area, Double Drive Through

• 5 Bed, 5 Bath, 3971 sq ft • Recently Remodeled, Main Level Living • 2 Master Suites, .83 Acres, 3 Car Garage

Call Kirk or Peggy

Call Kirk or Peggy

Call Kirk or Peggy

Call Kirk or Peggy New Price


Summer Bazaar. “Everyone looks forward to our annual Bazaar in Allenspark, and is a great way to experience the spirit of our mountain community,” says Turechek. “The wildflowers in our area are exceptional this year, and if you’re lucky, you might see one of our moose neighbors!”

Maria Gomez Broker

970 412-7283

Kim Lemirande Broker GRI,SRS,CMAS

Broker CMAS, CRS


Javier Gomez

970 213-8692

Dave Lasota $828,000 $1,600,000

• 5 Bed, 4 Bath, 3996 sq ft • Main Level Living, Lower Level Guest Suite • Investment Property w/ Separate Rental Unit

909 Whispering Pines Dr $599,000

• 5 Bed, 4 Bath, 4851 sq ft • Luxury Home, High End Finsihes • 3 Living Spaces, On Fall River

• 2676 sqft home with great views. • 4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom • In-law suite with kitchenette

Call Kirk or Javier

Call Kirk or Peggy

New Price

Call Dave Lasota

1421 Sunny Mead Lane $1,175,000 • Rare Lg Home Rental Permit for 16 Guests! • 7 Bed, 5 Bath, 5,590 sq. ft. • Mtn. Views, Outdoor Living w/ Deck, Stone Fire Pit • Income Property or Luxurious New Home!

Call Heidi or Kirk

970 481-1880

Heidi Riedesel Broker GRI

970 691-7083

970 213-9479

Renee Hodgden Broker


151 Wolf Dr. $346,000

321 Big Horn B-4 $374,900

1942 Jacob Rd $1,050,000

• 3 bedrooms, 1 bath • .92 acres • Amazing Views

•3 Bdrm, 2.5 Bath, 1,458 SqFt •Living room w/wood burning fireplace • Short walk to downtown • 1 Car Garage

• 2 Bedroom, 3 Bath 2118 sq ft • Gated community, Great Views • 19 Acres, Heated 3 car Garage

Call April

Call Gene

Call Javier or Maria

2222 Highway 66 #12 $494,900 • Beautiful Victorian condo in wooded nook • Spacious 3 Bed, 3 Bath, 2154 SQ FT • Seller will pay 6 mo. HOA Dues

Call Maria or Javier

Gene Whannel


970 481-7002

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Local Realtor® Kim Lemirande Awarded SRS Designation Kim Lemirande with RE/MAX Mountain Brokers has been awarded the Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) designation, the premier seller agency designation in the country. The SRS is conferred by the Real Estate Business Institute (REBI) and is an official credential of the National Association of REALTORS®. Kim joins an elite group of real estate professionals from around the world who have earned the SRS designation. All were required to successfully complete comprehensive coursework in seller representation, demonstrate significant seller representation experience and expertise, and subscribe to the REALTOR® Code of Ethics. Kim has lived in Estes Park for 24 years. She and her husband have a local

business in town that they have owned for 16 years. They have raised two children here in Estes and are very active in their academic and sports activities. Kim has volunteered in the schools and is on the Estes Park Aquatics Club board. SRS is wholly owned by REBI and focuses specifically on representing the real estate seller. Formerly the Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers (CRB), REBI is a notfor-profit affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS®. You may contact REBI by calling 800-6218738, e-mailing, or visiting Contact Kim for any of your Real Estate needs at 970-481-1880(C), 970-5865324(O) or

Estes Valley Board Of REALTORS® Get Busy!

744 Black Canyon Drive, G-2 - $425,000

2805 Eaglecliff Drive $437,500


3 Bed, 3 Bath, 2 Car Garage With Big Views!

Some Of The Best Views In Estes Park!

517 Big Thompson Avenue #310 (directly across from Safeway) (970) 586-8300


Javier Gomez Broker 970 213-8692

Mountain Brokers

Maria Gomez Broker

970 213-9479

1200 Graves Avenue, Estes Park

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

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


The semi-annual highway trash cleanup by the Estes Valley Board of REALTORS® took place last week on a beautiful July morning. Geared up with gloves, vests, trash bags, lots of water and giant smiles the Estes Valley Board of REALTORS® and Affiliate volunteers got to work. The adopted stretch of highway is on Highway 36 from Mile Marker 0 to Mile Marker 2. Combing both sides of the highway, numerous bags of debris were

acquired. Car parts, paper, plastic, glass and a few other interesting items were picked up. The volunteers for the trash clean-up are required to watch a safety and hazard video prior to participation. Safety first! The brightly colored bags are left in a pre-disclosed location for CDOT to retrieve. Thank you EVBOR for keeping Estes beautiful.

356 County Rd 107E Allenspark Gentle slopping lot ready to build. Private & Serene setting within walking distance to cozy Allenspark “downtown” to grab pizza at the tavern or breakfast at the famous mountain meadow cafe. Ample recreation opportunities nearby. Miles of deserted county roads for mountain biking, hiking, cross country skiing. 2 miles to the St Vrain Mountain trail head. 10 minutes from RMNP’s Wild Basin Entrance, 20 minutes from Estes Park. Abundant wild life, great views. Water is Allenspark water district. $85,000

Real Estate Sales V Property Management V Vacation Accommodations NICE CARRIAGE HILLS BUILDING SITE. Gently sloping and located at the corner of Fish Creek and Sanborn. This lot is ideal for a raised ranch including lower level walk out. Lot is serviced by Estes Park Utilities, Xcel Natural Gas and Upper Thompson Sanitation Sewer. Carriage Hills will be one of two subdivisions that will receive highspeed broadband service in the fall of 2019. Walk across Fish Creek and take advantage of the trail that leads to Rocky Mountain National Park or the Town. $132,500



Judy Anderson

GRI, MRE, ABR, Broker

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

Eric Blackhurst Broker Associate


Abbey Pontius

Broker Associate


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

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




Vacation Rental

Molly B Restaurant Business

Cliffhanger: It’s A Summer Book Sale All Year Long For many years, the month of August heralded the big summer book sale


52 Canyon Cove Ln

$150,000 Custom Home - Moss Rock w/Clear Cedar on 1+ Ac w/ Stream and Beautiful Views • Enjoy A Wonderful Private Setting • Open design LR w/Cath ceiling & FP • Hardwood floors / Custom-built Sauna • Multi-Zone floor heat including garage • Marvelous Kitchen w/cherry wood cabinets • Spacious MBR w/large walk-in closet

markdowns: each book in those categories go on sale for $1 each plus tax. As one shopper recently posted, “Yay! You make me look forward to Wednesdays!” Look for hosted by the Library Friends & Founda- our bargain cart every Thursday at the tion. Last fall, we began to fear that Audowntown Farmers Markets. And you gust 2019 would be a time of long faces can be among those previewing the and disappointment for book lovers. newest selection every Monday from 8 With no permanent storage site and no to 10 a.m. at Cliffhanger, simply by purvenue available, library book sales might chasing an annual Friends & Founda-



735 PAR LANE One Level

Build Abundant Aspen Elk


$399,000 Ann Racine

Broker/Owner, GRI, CRS

(970) 215-3883

Mike Tracy Broker

(303) 817-5709

Jim Idler Broker

(970) 480-1121

Toll Free 1-888-319-2345


2209 Fish Creek Road New construction! 3-bedroom, 2.5 bath 2100 sqft home, one level living with all the features you are looking for, adjacent to private open space. Relax on the deck or patio and enjoy the serenity of this location overlooking creek. $679,000

2281 Larkspur Avenue Log home, bright, flowing floor plan with wall of windows in Great room leads to a covered wrap around deck overlooking property. 3 bed/3 bath, including master suite with private deck, office area, family room. Garage plus workshop building. Motivated seller! $589,000

become a thing of the past. Or so it seemed. Happily, after careful study, the Friends & Foundation determined the very best option was to open a year-round used bookstore, as many other libraries have successfully done. Since its April 8 grand opening, shoppers have rejoiced: Cliffhanger is like having a big summer book sale all year long! Cliffhanger Used Books is located next to the Post Office at 191 W. Riverside Drive. The store is open every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., operated by a team of dedicated volunteers. The inventory is always changing— thanks to generous donations from the community. If you haven’t stopped by recently, pay us a visit, browse to your heart’s content, and relax in one of our comfy chairs while you preview the choices. New this summer: shoppers are reveling in our Wednesday Wonders sales. Every Wednesday morning, we announce (in the shop and on Facebook) three categories for that day’s marvelous

tion membership. Here are a few fun attributes about Cliffhanger Used Books: What’s behind the name? “Cliffhanger” was inspired to convey the excitement of a page-turning suspense yarn, with a whimsical nod to our elevated local geography. Volunteers: they make it possible for Cliffhanger to be open 56 hours a week—including holidays! Volunteers also sort and price the tens of thousands of donations received each year. Stop in and talk to us about joining our great team. Fundraising: Cliffhanger is dedicated to providing a fundraising stream to sustain and grow the vital services of our hometown library. The library is an essential part of our quality of life, local literacy, and lifelong learning. The Friends & Foundation fund projects like this year’s Summer Reading Program. A Book-Loving Village: Estes Park is a great place to live or visit if you love books. Our beloved independent bookstore of new books, Macdonald Book Shop, and our public library are both part of that wonderful mosaic. What’s ahead? Watch this fall’s Library Programs & Services Guide for special sales dates happening in the coming months. Reading adventures and great gift ideas are awaiting you at Cliffhanger, where the summer book sale tradition has been elevated to new and lofty heights.

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August Library Exhibit Features Photography of Dawn Wilson The Estes Valley Library is hosting an exhibit featuring the works of awardwinning local photographer Dawn Wilson, now through the end of August. Dawn specializes in capturing breathtak-


A red fox (Vulpes vulpes) stops for a portrait in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. Photo courtesy of Dawn Wilson.

ing wildlife and landscape images of the high latitudes and high altitudes of the Rocky Mountains and Alaska. The exhibit is part of the Library’s rotating displays of the works of local artists. Dawn’s writing and photography have been published in regional and national magazines, including “Outdoor Photographer,” “MotorHome” magazine, “Col-

Dream Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. Photo courtesy of Dawn Wilson.

nature organizations, and youth groups about photography and the outdoors. In 2015, she began a 15-month journey across the U. S. full-time to photograph and document some of the most amazing wildlife and landscapes. She is currently writing an adventure narrative telling the story of adversity, love and nature on the road. In addition to visiting the current exhibit at the library, the public is invited to see additional images and learn more about her work at the website DawnWilsonPhotograA stunningly gorgeous sunrise in the eastern sky above Sprague Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. The photographs Photo courtesy of Dawn Wilson. are displayed on both the first and second floors of the liorado Outdoors,” “Colorado Life,” and many more. She is also a member of the brary. To learn about the Local Art ProBoard of Directors for the North Amer- gram, visit display-spaces. ica Nature Photographers Association and frequently presents to camera clubs,

New Listing

I Immaculate, totally remodeled 3 bed/3 bath ccondo located on the 6th fairway of the 18 hole g golf course. Beautifully remodeled with knotty a alder doors & trim throughout, the kitchen has ccustom cabinets, granite counters & stainless app pliances. The main level boasts a beautiful moss rrock/gas log fireplace, vaulted ceilings, view wind dows & hard wood floors throughout. The spaccious lower level has second master suite with b beautifully remodeled bath and walk-in shower. The family room/office area has a walk-out to the shaded patio area where you will enjoy views of the 18 hole golf course. This you will want to see. Call Trisha two view 1150 Fairway Club Circle #2. Offered at $577,500


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


C Cabin on 1.79 acres is nestled in the trees and ssurrounded by amazing rock outcroppings that w will provide endless entertainment for the explore ers out there! 2 bedroom / 1 full bath, kitchen w with dining area, washer/dryer hook ups. Living rroom has walls of windows and beautiful stone fi fireplace. Enjoy snow capped mountain views ffrom the deck. Close to Estes Park & RMNP and e easy commute to Lyons & Longmont. Adjacent 1 1.38 acre lot also available for 79K. This is it...your perfect mountain getaway! 597 Meadowview Drive. $359K Call Mindy


Nicely maintained 2 bedroom 1 bath condo in the peaceful complex known as Fall River Condos. Close to town for convenience but yet far away enough from the hustle and bustle of the crowds. Updated with new flooring, the open floor plan has a spacious eat-in kitchen, living room with gas log fireplace and walk out to deck where you will enjoy overlooking the private open space with abundant wildlife, mountain views and distant sound of Fall River. Shared laundry. Call Trisha for an appointment to view 509C Fall River Lane, offered for $255,000.

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What’s Happening At The Estes Valley Library SUMMER READING PROGRAM 2019 Saturday: Final Day for Prizes This Saturday, August 3 is the final day for readers to collect prizes for the Summer Reading Program. This includes readers in all three of the main age categories: kids (ages 4 to 11), teens (ages 12 to 18), and adults. Parents and caregivers with babies and toddlers (ages 0 to 3) may still continue logging their shared reading time. Prize bags for ages 0 to 3 are being distributed at all August storytimes. The library thanks everyone who participated in this year’s program, made possible by the support of the Library Friends & Foundation. Readers have exceeded the goal for the Summer Reading Challenge by logging over 277,000 total reading minutes. AGES 9 -13: Geocaching Treasure Hunt Saturday, August 3, 9 a.m. - noon, Hondius Room Ages 9-13 will embark on a treasure hunt on the Knoll, while learning Solar Energy Science with Rocky Mountain Conservancy. Register at and come dressed for outdoor weather.

ADULTS & TEENS: Astrophotography Wednesday, August 14, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m., Hondius Room Professional photographer Dawn Wilson leads this hands-on class on camera settings and dark-sky subjects. The programs begins with a 90-minute indoor workshop, then participants will venture outdoors. Register at Learn Songs on the Tone Chimes Thursday, August 15, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., Hondius Room, repeated on Thursday, August 22, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Elementary School instructor Jenna Williams will teach basic star and moon-themed songs on the tone

chimes. Tone chimes are provided and no experience is necessary. For ages nine and up. Register at

WORKSHOPS College Planning One-on-One Students and parents can ease the anxiety of preparing for college by making a plan. One-on-one appointments are available with college admissions expert Kaye Orten, who can answer questions about the admissions process, FAFSA, and financial aid. Look for the College Planning 1:1 appointment times on the Event Calendar link at LIBRARY MINI-BRANCH The Twig: a Convenient Summer Option It’s smaller than a branch, but big on convenience. “The Twig,” a library minibranch, is located inside the Estes Valley Community Center at 660 Community Drive. Library patrons may search the online catalog to direct holds to this convenient site, where materials can be

checked out inside and returned at a drive-up book drop. The Twig is open all the same hours as the Community Center. FRIENDS & FOUNDATION Cliffhanger Used Bookstore: Open Daily Cliffhanger Used Books, operated by the Library Friends & Foundation, is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The store is located at 191 W. Riverside Drive. Look for special bargains every Wednesday, when three genre categories will be specially priced at $1 plus tax per book. Shoppers who purchase a Library Friends & Foundation annual membership may browse each week’s new arrivals before the general public (shelves are restocked every Sunday after closing). The next preview sale is Monday, August 5 from 8 to 10 a.m.

Partners Mentoring Thanks Sponsors Partners Mentoring Youth sincerely thanks our first 4 Mission Partner Sponsors for 2019: • Bank of Colorado • Bank of Estes Park • Estes Park Mountain Shop • US Bank Join this great group of businesses and become a Mission Partner Sponsor! Mission Partners are companies/businesses seeking deeper community involvement while directly supporting Partners’ vision of enriching lives and building community through youth

mentoring. This is a year round sponsorship opportunity that is tied to our mission. Community support and corporate sponsorship help us cover our costs as we do not charge our families for the mentoring services. It costs us $1,500 to serve one youth in the program for one year, which is a worthwhile investment when considering the many benefits the program brings to local youth. If you would like more information about how to become a Mission Partner please contact Partners at (970) 5779348 or email

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Rocky Mountain Guitar Camp Free Guitar Concerts Rocky Mountain Guitar Camp is pleased to announce two guitar concerts the Ruesch Auditorium, YMCA of the Rockies, Sunday, August 4 and Wednesday, August 7. Both concerts are free, open to the public, and begin at 7:30 p.m. Donations to support the RMGC Scholarship Fund will be accepted. The Sunday concert will feature internationally known recording artists John Knowles CGP, Pat Bergeson, Brooks Robertson, Jim Nichols, Brent Mason and Richard Smith. The Wednesday evening concert will include performances by camp participants, artists and eight youth scholarship winners including Parker Hastings, Eli Yacinthe, brothers Payton and Finn Blanchard, Christian Wilson, Jack Treibold, Andrew Shield, and Jack Mauro. Other notables include Dave Hill and Mike Harrington (Ft Collins), Jim Deeming (Berthoud), Bob Kazer (Corona Del Mar CA), Richard Blanchard (Denver), Trevor Hoyt (Durham, NC) and George Schiffman (Laguna Beach CA). Pat Bergeson earned a Jazz Studies degree at William Paterson University. After playing in New York for 10 years, he moved to Nashville upon the request of Chet Atkins who heard Pat on a demo tape. Chet invited him to play on his album “Sneakin’ Around” with Jerry Reed, and later featured Pat’s guitar and compositions on his 1994 releases “Read My Licks” and “Simpatico” with Chet Atkins and Suzy Bogguss. Chet named Pat as one of his top twelve favorite guitarists in the Oct. 2001 issue of Vintage Guitar magazine. Brooks Robertson heard Buster B Jones who took him under his wing when 11. Brooks began playing high-profile gigs such as the Nokie Edwards Festival, the NAMM Show, the Montreal Jazz Festival or the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield among others. Brooks has played on the National Public Radio classic "A Prairie Home Companion" in 2004, where he won first place in a talent competition for 12 to 20 year old participants. Brooks is a recent graduate of The Berklee College of Music in Boston John Knowles, CGP has worked with renowned fingerstyle and classical guitarists including Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed, Lenny Breau and Tommy Emmanuel. He and Tommy recently released a new CD entitled “Heart Songs.” Knowles works as a composer and arranger and has won many awards including a Grammy and two Emmy nominations. In 1996, Chet Atkins awarded John the first Honorary Certified Guitar Player (CGP) degree and in 2004, John was inducted into the National Thumb Picker’s Hall of Fame for the second time. Brent Mason is one of the most

recorded guitarists in history. A Grammy Award winning artist he is also a 14 time winner of the Academy of Country Music (ACM) Guitarist of the Year Award, and a 2 time winner of the CMA Award Musician of the Year (being nominated every year since 1991). He was inducted into the Thumbpickers Hall of Fame in 2011. He has been named as one of the top ten session guitarists in the world. Brent has played on well over a thousand albums and continues to add to this extensive resume. Jim Nichols credentials include appearances on TV, radio, concert halls, including Carnegie Hall and the Tonight Show. He has played or recorded with Joe Pass, Kenny Rankin, Buddy Montgomery, Art Pepper, Van Morrison, Chet Atkins, Mark Murphy and Hubert Laws. Jim has served as master instructor at many eworkshops and conventions and is a regular instructor with Tommy Emmanuel Guitar Camps. Jim recorded a CD “Chet Lag” with Tommy. Richard Smith Fellow musicians and music lovers alike sing hymns of praise about world-renowned fingerstyle guitarist Richard Smith. With fretboard fireworks and lyrical endeavors he will melt your heart-strings, make your toes tapping and your jaws hanging open. Richard's ever growing repertoire comprises a wide variety of music from classical Bach to Beatles pop. It includes Scott Joplin Rags, Sousa marches, Chopin, Mozart and fiddle tunes. Other arrangements include jazz standards to Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed and to Django Reinhardt gypsy swing, not to mention his intriguing originals. His arrangement of Scott Joplin’s The Entertainer“ has more than four million views on YouTube. He delivers both, lightning fast barn-burners and beautiful ballads, occasionally spiced with vocals. Rocky Mountain Guitar Camp is a 501c3 nonprofit educational organization dedicated to the promoting fingerstyle guitar though networking and education. Based in Northern Colorado, the organization holds an annual “Camp” at the YMCA of the Rockies where aspiring musicians receive instruction and the opportunity for intimate interaction with internationally-known recording artists. Thanks to generous donations from the Northern Colorado community and beyond, this year Camp scholarships have enabled eight promising young musicians to further their craft and develop lasting relationships with mentors. For additional information please call 970-420-1309 or email

Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary Club Grants Funds to Estes Valley Workforce Housing Assistance Program In May of 2019, Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary Club approved a grant to Estes Park Housing Authority (EPHA). Funds were requested by the Housing Authority, administrator of The Estes Valley Workforce Housing Assistance Program, to provide down payment assistance to individuals and families purchasing homes in the Estes Park R-3 School District. The program originally began in 2009 and was funded by Colorado Association of Realtors® Housing Opportunity Foundation (CARHOF). It continues today through the funding provided by the Estes Park Board of Realtors®. The program loans 3.5% of the purchase price up to $10,500 to income qualified home buyers making 81%-150% of Area Median Income (AMI) in Larimer County. For example, a family of 4 making between $69,761 and $130,800 would potentially qualify for these funds. Funds for this program are provided through the generosity of individual Realtors® contributing a portion of their commission as well as fundraising events offered by the Estes Park Board of Realtors®. Additionally, every payment made by a borrower as well as those loans paid off are returned to replenish this fund. While at one time EPHA was approving approximately one request annually, as of May of this year we had approved three loans in seven months and our fund balance was insufficient to provide the full amount to a new home buyer. As a result, EPHA decided to complete an application for Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary Club’s grant opportunity. We were delighted and honored to learn we had

been approved to receive $2,000. Those funds allowed us to offer the full amount of $10,500 to a qualified applicant of the program. The funds that Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary Club awarded went to local family who serves this community every day. While the family chooses to remain anonymous, there is still much to share. The family, a single parent with two children, has worked hard to remain in Estes Park and raise two children. The children are grown; one is off to college in the valley, the other has attended college, and has returned to serve the community. The head of the household has worked hard in a variety of roles; all of which have been in a capacity of giving back, and moreover to provide support and opportunities for others to succeed. Following 26 years in Estes Park, this single parent and one of the children, together have purchased their first home in July of this year. Estes Park Housing Authority is thrilled to have been awarded funds from the Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary Club! The commitment to community and Service above Self approach has allowed the dream of home ownership become a reality for another family. Thank you for your contribution to this program! Estes Park Housing Authority is an Equal Housing Opportunity entity that serves the community at various income levels. This is accomplished through partnerships, various services, rental options, and home ownership programs.

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Via Seeks Volunteer Drivers In Estes Park Estes Park Women’s Golf Association Ladies’ Fall Invitational Tournament Saturday, September 7, 2019 EPWGA is hosting their 2nd annual Fall Invitational golf tournament on Saturday, September 7, 2019 and would like to invite any interested golfers with a GHIN handicap to participate. Forward (Yellow) tee play is available and encouraged for those women with an index over 32. FORMAT: 2 Woman Team/ 6-6-6 (6 Holes Scramble, 6 holes alternate shot and 6 holes best net ball) – 8:30 a.m. shotgun start If you need a partner, we will try to pair you with an EPWGA member. • Each Team member must have a 2019

GHIN handicap index (stop by the 18 hole Golf Course Pro Shop to find out how to get a handicap index) • Indexes of higher than 40.4 will use the maximum Course Handicap of 46 • Teams will be flighted • Prizes awarded in each flight • Closest to the Pin, Long Drive and Long Putt contests LUNCH: Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ (included) COST: EP Golf Club member: $40/player Non-member: $70/player Golf cart: $14 ENTRY DEADLINE: August 31, 2019

Via’s volunteer driver program launched in late 2015 to address the growing need for transportation among Via’s clients. Since then, our Vital Volunteer program has been delivering costeffective transportation solutions in nearly all of the communities we serve. In a few short years, our program has grown from five volunteers to a dedicated group of more than 20 amazing individuals who supplement the paid drivers on Via’s staff. The addition of the Vital Volunteer program has enabled us to reduce our denials by filling the gaps that our service can’t provide. In 2018, our volunteers provided 3,835 trips!

saw first-hand the older adult population’s issues with transportation, which affected nearly all aspects of their lives. When asked why he chose to volunteer with Via, Jack said: “I volunteer with several organizations. Via’s good; they do good work. I like helping people. It’s just part of my being; it makes me feel good to be able to do it.” Volunteer with Via Become a Vital Volunteer driver for Via so you can help seniors and those who are disabled with their transportation needs. As a volunteer, you will help people with mobility challenges to maintain their independence and con-

This year, not only have we expanded the Vital Volunteer program to Estes Park, but we have also been able to add a second vehicle to serve the mountain community thanks to donations to our Estes Park Fund and support from the Town of Estes Park and Larimer County.

nections to the community. All they want is a ride. To sign up for Via’s Vital Volunteer program, please contact Lisa Bitzer, Director of Paratransit & Mobility Services, at 303-473-2885 or by email at

Estes Park Women's Golf Association Results For July 30, 2019 The game of the day for Tuesday, July 30, was the "Low Net"; player's score equals their gross score less their course handicap. The winners were: 1st Flight: 1st Place: Ruth Moser 67 2nd Place: Holly Deem 71 3rd Place: Pam Vendegna 73 2nd Flight: 1st Place: Carrie Logan 65 2nd Place, tie: Judi Cunningham and

Bonnie Rumsey 67 3rd Flight: 1st Place: Dot Dorman 67 2nd Place: FloAnn Jett 73 3rd Place, tie: Stacey Harding and Laura Mulder 74 4th Flight: 1st Place: Kay Tritico 64 2nd Place, tie: Charlene Hooyer and Bettie Tully 66

The addition of this vehicle and the expansion of our volunteer driving program has significantly cut down our denial rate, nearly eliminating it, in recent months. A Volunteer Driver’s Perspective Most folks’ first impression of Volunteer Driver Jack B. is that he’s very happy to be there – wherever he happens to be! It was while Jack was helping his mother deal with the effects of Alzheimer’s that he realized seniors need advocates. He

About Via-Founded in 1979, Via is a private, nonprofit organization providing on-demand paratransit services, travel training, and mobility options information and referral for people living with mobility challenges. In 2018, Via served more than 3,200 individuals across five counties in Colorado. For more information call 303-447-2848 or

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Estes Park Senior Citizens Center Open House August 8

Save The Date: Elderhaus Adult Day Care Program Information On Thursday, 8/8/19 at 12:15 p.m. Tim McLemore will present information on the Elderhaus Adult Day Care program for persons with disabilities, Alzheimer's, Dementia at the EP Senior Center, 1760 Olympian Way, Estes Park. One great challenge associated with aging is navigating the maze of options for different levels of care. Adult Day Programs are the “Often-Overlooked Option” that can help persons reside at home for years longer while enjoying so-

cial engagement and healthy activities in the community. Join us to dispel common misconceptions about day programs, while also learning about a variety of other possibilities for facilitating healthy aging. Dr. Tim McLemore is Executive Director of Elderhaus Adult Day Program in Fort Collins, which has been serving Northern Colorado since 1980. Please save the date and please join us.

Tutors Wanted The Estes Park Senior Citizens Center, Inc. invites the community to celebrate our new, permanent location with an open house from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, August 8, at 1760 Olympian Lane, Estes Park, Colorado. Come and enjoy refreshments, desserts, and socializing while you tour our new home and learn about all the exciting activities we offer to active seniors in the Estes Valley and surrounding communities. The Estes Park Senior Citizens Center has a 42-year history of providing physical, social, and educational activities to seniors in the Estes Valley. We offer many exercise programs, and other activities such as Mah Jongg, craft classes, topical presentations, etc. Our doors are open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday thru Friday, and members are encouraged to drop by any time to enjoy a cup of coffee or tea, jigsaw puzzles, games, reading, our television lounge, and, of course, socializing. It’s certainly worth exploring! Our daily exercise classes are specifically designed for seniors, and include: • Tri-Fit, a fantastic workout for all levels of fitness, using light weights, bands and balls to help strengthen arms and legs while increasing flexibility. It’s our most popular class and has been offered for over 18 year by MedX. (MWF 10:3011:15 a.m.) • Tai Chi, which focuses on improving balance and flexibility to help avoid falls and subsequent pain or disability. This class is designed for all levels of Tai Chi enthusiasts, from beginner to intermediate and advanced. (MWF 9:15-10:15 a.m.) • Elements of Balance, a gentle chair and floor yoga class to strengthen both mind and body for balance in everyday life. (TTH 9:15-10:15 a.m.) Check out our website for details: Of course, we’ve all heard there’s no such thing as a free lunch, but at the Estes Park Senior Citizens Center our members can partake of the best meal

The Estes Park Learning Place believes education is the key that unlocks dreams. EPLP provides K-12 tutoring, GED support and testing, SAT/ACT preparation, career development support, and more, for youth and adults in the Estes Valley. Looking for tutors for K-12 and Adults. Tutors work regularly and directly with students in support of their individual goals. They are directly responsible for the relationship EPLP develops and for student achievement. Tutors may conduct one-to-one or small group sessions depending on the needs of the students. Qualifications: Master’s Degree and two years of tutor-

deal in town, catered by the Big Horn Restaurant, for only $5. (Advanced reservations required.) Check out our website for menus and reservation deadlines. Menus are also published each week in the EP NEWS with more details. To date this year, EPSCC has served over 2200 subsidized lunches to seniors in our community. Just $5 buys a delicious, nutritious lunch of such large portions that many of our members eat half for lunch and bring the rest home for dinner. Most members stay for lunch and enjoy the social aspects of dining together, but meals are also available to go. The EPSCC brings people together and creates a warm, supportive and friendly environment. It’s a chance to get out and socialize, have fun and enjoy the company of old and new friends in a building specifically dedicated to seniors in the Estes Park Valley and surrounding area. Membership is just $25 per person (calendar year), and includes all the activities above, as well as access to the $5 lunch program. For more information please call 970-581-2195 or visit You will meet great folks and make great connections at the Estes Park Senior Citizens Center located at 1760 Olympian Lane (northeast of Ace Hardware and Big O Tire). We hope you can enjoy our new dedicated space!

ing/teaching experience or Bachelor’s degree and five years of tutoring/teaching experience. Demonstrate knowledge and expertise in the areas in which they seek to support student achievement. Experience working directly with the age of student they wish to tutor is necessary. Experience with teaching/tutoring students with dyslexia and other learning disabilities a plus. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Sue Yowell, Executive Director at Questions, call 970-577-0020.

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Retirement Gift Ignites Passion For Hand Coloring Historic Black & White Photos

Cheryl Pennington

Many people just want to kick back and relax once they retire from a full-time job. However, when artist Cheryl Pennington’s partner Kay Cody gave her a gift certificate for a Hand Coloring Black and White Photos class in Steamboat Springs, she had no idea the class would lead to a second career she’s passionate

and track in Niwot and Longmont before retiring. She was also a photographer with a darkroom for 10 years while she taught. “I loved the class that Kay gave me. The hand coloring process helps bring pictures to life and provides me with a niche that is different from most photographers.” In the beginning she hand colored photos for her own enjoyment and sold some on the side. She did some work for the Fred Clatworthy family, who gave her permission to hand color some of his old photos. “Fred was a famous historic photographer who took many black and white photos of Rocky Mountain National Park and the Estes Park area from 1900-1940, ” she said. She uses the same oil paints that were invented in 1880 for her work. In addition to displaying and selling her work at The Old Gallery, she has been involved in hand-coloring photos for numerous books and articles about Colorado. These include Rocky Mountain Conservancy’s book, Rocky Mountain Rustic, Historic Places by William B. Butler and Rocky Mountain National Park: Pictorial History and Estes Park – Beginnings, both by Kenneth Jessen. You can view Pennington’s unique hand colored black and white historic photographs at The Old Gallery at 14863 Hwy. 7 in Allenspark. It is only 20

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about. Pennington is one of 19 featured artists at The Old Gallery in Allenspark, a nonprofit center for community, the arts and visitors just 20 minutes from Estes Park. “I actually had my photos displayed at The Old Gallery back in 2000 when it was a private art gallery owned by John and Sherry Eastin, ” she said. “My work has been featured at The Old Gallery every year, except when it was briefly an operation that rented ATVs. ” Cheryl taught physical education and coached gymnastics, swimming, tennis

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minutes from Estes Park. To view a complete list of artists and all events visit

The Old Gallery In Allenspark Presents Flute And Piano Concert Fundraiser

Pianist Barry Hannigan and flutist Mary Hannigan will be performing at The Old Gallery in Allenspark on Saturday, August 10 at 4 p.m. This is the 10th year the two have performed a benefit concert for The Old Gallery, a nonprofit center for community, the arts and visitors. “We are thrilled to be performing at The Old Gallery again,” said Barry Hannigan. “The Old Gallery is a great center for community and the arts in the Peak to Peak area, and we are happy to support their efforts by performing this benefit concert.” They will be performing Sonata, Op. 2, No. 2, “La Vibray” by Michel Blavet; Aria, Op. 48, No. 1 by Ernst von Dohnanyi; Grand Valse Brillante, Op. 18, Valse Brillante, Op. 34, No. 1 and Valse, Op. Post. By Frederic Chopin; Suite de Trois Morceaux, Op. 116 by Benjamin Godard and Sonata, Op. 23 by Lowell Liebermann. Barry Hannigan was recently awarded Emeritus status at Bucknell University, where he retired as the Ellen P. Williams Professor of Music. He also received Bucknell University’s highest award for inspirational teaching. He made his New York debut in Carnegie Recital Hall in 1984 and has since received rave reviews in major cities across the United States. He has performed in Russia, England,

Tennis Anyone? Residents and summer visitors are invited to join the Estes Park tennis community. We play at the courts in Stanley Park, near the high school. Men’s and women’s doubles on weekday mornings – mixed doubles on Sunday evenings, followed by dinner at a local restaurant for those wanting to participate. We would love to see you out on the courts. For more information, call Sally at 970-577-9752.

China, Ireland, Norway and New Zealand. He is the recipient of many awards and prizes, including those from the Ford, Belin, Surdna, and Presser Foundations. He has also received a Solo Recitalist Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts; an award intended to recognize the nation’s outstanding recitalists. Mary Hannigan is a member of the Harrisburg Symphony and recently retired from the faculty of Dickinson College, where she performed for many years with that college’s faculty wind quintet. She has also taught at Susquehanna University, Bucknell University, Wilkes University and Colorado College. A former faculty member of the Rocky Ridge Music Center in Colorado, she performed for the Music in the Mountains series for many years. Admission is free, but donations to the non-profit are appreciated. Refreshments will be served. Kathy Bowers is the Community Host for the event. The Old Gallery is located at 14863 Colorado Highway 7 in Allenspark, 20 minutes south of Estes Park. On Saturday, Sept. 14, the famed Takács String Quartet will perform at The Old Gallery. Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door. However, the event does sell out every year. Tickets can be purchased at

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Allenspark’s Songwriters In The Round Features Impressive Lineup Where can you find some of the top singer songwriters in Colorado? They’ll be at The Old Gallery in Allenspark at Songwriters in the Round on Saturday, August 17 at 7 p.m. It will be curated by Theresa Peterson, the found of BoulderIn-The-Round at eTown in Boulder. The songstress be joined by two other

the Round, ” said Community Host Holly Bea-Weaver. “The Old Gallery is one of the top listening rooms in the region, with fabulous acoustics and an attentive audience.” Tickets to Songwriters in the Round are $15 each and available at The Old Gallery or There is a cash bar. Adults only. Other music events scheduled at The Old Gallery include Barry (piano) and Mary Hannigan (flute) on Saturday, August 10 at 4 p. m. and the famed Takács Strong Quarter on Saturday, September 14 at 4:30 p.m. Tickets to the Hannigan Benefit Concert are free but donations are appreciated. Tickets to the Takács

Theresa Peterson notable singer songwriters: Bill Huston, formerly of The Monocle Band, and Jackson Emmer, named by Rolling Stone to its list: 10 New Country Artists You Need To Know. They will take turns playing their original songs and the stories behind them. Peterson’s pure voice and smooth tone echoes the ease of singers like Jackson Emmer Joni Mitchell and Alison Krauss, floating between octaves with melodies that stretch the line between old and new. Her lyrics paint pictures, buckle knees and leave a sense of depravity and hope, wrapped up in unique chord structures and alternate tunings. She released her first full-length album All These Things in 2018. This is her fifth appearance at The Old Gallery. Bill Huston spent the last 10 years playing guitar for The Monocle Band, a Front Range bluegrass favorite. This is his first appearance at The Old Gallery. Rolling Stone had this to say about Jackson Emmer: “Americana songwriters are a dime a dozen these days, but few are writing songs like Jackson Emmer. The Colorado-based artist expanded his following with his 2015 album Last Bill Huston Known Photograph of Jackson Emmer, which showed him to be a talented String Quartet are $50 in advance. wordsmith with a way around a traditional country arrangement. Those talThe Old Gallery is a center for coments are only amplified on his recent remunity, arts and visitors and is located lease Jukebox, which marries the at 14863 Hwy. 7 in Allenspark. It is conversational delivery of Hayes Carll home to 15 accomplished artists and and John Prine with the arrangements of provides entertainment, educational and Eddy Arnold and Joshua Hedley.” social services to the Peak to Peak This is Jackson’s first appearance at The mountain communities. It is only 20 minutes from Estes Park and Lyons. To Old Gallery. view a complete list of all events and to “We’re so excited about this lineup of purchase tickets visit singer-songwriters for Songwriters in

Thank You To The Editor: I want to express my appreciation for two articles in the July 26th issue. one was on Biodynamic Gardening by Nannette Chisholm and the other was on using milkweed plants to support monarch butterflies and other pollinators in Estes.

In a bit of serendipity, I saw my first monarch right after reading the article! Please publish more of these types of articles. I enjoy them so much and they’re quite uplifting. Sincerely, Lisa Hutchins

Save The Date: Overdose Awareness Day August 29th Thursday, August 29, 2019 7:00-10:00 p.m. Overdose Awareness Day. We'll meet at Bond Park at 7 p.m. and then walk as a group along Riverside Plaza to Performance Park. At Performance Park there will be a speaker from Har-

mony Foundation Inc., live music, naloxone (narcan) training to prevent overdose, community mental health resources, and a candlelight vigil. Please save the date and please join us.

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New 20-foot Glass Collection Roll-off In Residential Recycling Center By: Judi Smith

four months of negotiations, Larimer County, the Town of Estes Park, Clear Burying trash was once a viable soluIntentions, and the League of Women tion to waste disposal. Before plastics, Voters of Estes Park have arranged for a most refuse was organic and would (much larger) roll-off to reside at the eventually decompose, much the way Residential Recycling Center (RRC). composted food returns to the soil. This container is for household use only And, way back when, there were not so and is available to local residents and many people on the planet that greenvisitors, free of charge, for the next year. house gas was a recognized problem – The smaller bins at the Event Center yet. parking will shortly disappear. Our purpose today is to discuss glass While only households can use the recycling in Estes Park. Glass is an unnew RRC, Clear Intentions also offers usual product in that can be recycled businesses an opportunity to recycle over and over and over, eternally. It is glass. Their “Glass Valet” program colalso extremely breakable. While used lects glass curbside for enrolled busiglass is still accepted at the Transfer Stanesses. We currently have four Estes tion, and in single stream at the Residenparticipants (Snowy Peaks Winery, tial Recycling Center, broken glass does Elkins Distillery, Bird and Jim’s Restaunot mix well with paper and cardboard rant, and the Ridgeline Hotel). We for the trip down the mountain. Glass would like to see the program grow,

often breaks while traversing our mountain roads and can imbed itself in corrugated cardboard. While Momentum Recycling has found a way to remove much of the glass, small shards remain, often forcing the contaminated cardboard and other recyclables into the landfill. We have a better solution! When glass is source separated, breakage is inconsequential. Since 2015, we have had some glass only bins in the Event Center parking lot, just below the Transit Center. With the assistance of the Recycling Committee, Clear Intentions (CI) has been providing free pickup of our glass for 3½ years now. When they found free service to be more demanding than they expected, 15 local volunteers stepped up to collectively contribute the cost of a year’s service. This occurred in March. After

keeping business glass out of the landfill and single stream. To discover details about the Glass Valet program, contact As with the other bins, the (any color) glass bottles, jars, drinking glassware, and other glass containers collected in the new bin go directly to Clear Intentions (CI) and not through the Transfer Station. 100% of this glass is recycled (even tiny shards). They cannot recycle mirrors, pyrex, pottery, ceramics, plate glass windows, or auto glass due to additives that are imbedded in the glass itself. Clear Intentions (CI), a Colorado company, remanufactures used glass into cullet, which is then used by other companies to make bottles and other glass products. Estes Park produces a lot of used glass! We are lucky to have CI as a Planet Partner.

11th Annual Run Like The Wind 5K Has Something For Everyone

For the past 10 years hundreds of runners have flocked to Allenspark to compete in the Run Like The Wind 5K, one of the most picturesque high-altitude runs in the state. This year, there will be even more to enjoy on Saturday, August 24. There’s a Dog Jog and Dog Show, Walk Like The Breeze 2K, a Pancake breakfast, Ice cream social and more. It all starts with registration at 7:30 a.m. at The Old Gallery. The race begins at 9 a.m. in front of the Allenspark Post Office. The awards ceremony takes place at 10 a.m. Runners and walkers and their dogs can register at All participants will receive a commemorative runner’s cap. Early Bird registration for the 5K is $25 through Aug. 14. Regular online registration between August 18-21 is $30 between August 15-21 and Race Day registration is $35. The 2K Walk is $20, regardless of registration timing. Dog Jog entry is an additional $5, which includes a doggie goodie bag from Estes Park Pet Supply Company. The Allenspark Area Club is sponsoring their Pancake Breakfast between 8 a. m.-12 p.m. at the Allenspark Fire Station next to The Old Gallery. Adults are $8 and children $5, with proceeds benefitting student scholarships. The Allenspark Fire Department will host a fire extinguisher check and demonstrations from 9 a.m. until noon. The Dog Show is at 10:30 a. m. and the Allenspark Hilltop Guild will be hosting a Cake Walk at The Old Gallery at 11 a. m. In addition, the Allenspark Community Church in downtown Allenspark is hosting an ice cream social from noon until 2 p.m. Ice cream is $1 per scoop. Packet pickup and race day registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at The Old Gallery located at 14863 Hwy 7. All proceeds benefit The Old Gallery, which is a nonprofit.

At an elevation of 8,504 ft., the 5K takes place on dirt roads that wind through wildflowers and pine forests, boasting views of high mountain peaks. “Runners come from all over the Front Range and Denver to do this high altitude run,” said The Old Gallery Events and Operations Manager Peggy Mauerman. “It’s a gorgeous course and a great way to enjoy a mountain morning." This is the second year there has been a Dog Jog. “People love to walk and run with their dogs and we wanted to cater to them,” she added. The awards ceremony takes place from 10-11 a.m. Awards will be given to the top three overall winners (male and female) and to First and Second place runners in each age category (male and female). Nineteen artists will be displaying their works at The Old Gallery from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. that day. “The Old Gallery is home to a wide variety of regional and nationally-acclaimed artists, photographers and jewelry designers, ” said Mauerman. “We also have a Rocky Mountain Conservancy Nature Store here. It’s a great center for community, the arts and visitors.” Allenspark is an unspoiled mountain town with gorgeous views and friendly people, just 20 minutes from Estes Park and 25 minutes from Lyons. Visitors can enjoy shopping at Distant Harbors, a popular boutique and gift store. The famed Meadow Mountain Café and Rock Creek Tavern Pizza Parlor are also in Allenspark. For more details about the race, printable registration forms and to register online visit The Old Gallery is located at 14863 Hwy. 7, 20 minutes south of Estes Park. For information about The Old Gallery, this event and other activities and concerts, visit

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William Lawrence Conger William Lawrence Conger 82, of Estes Park, CO, died on July 26, 2019 in his home with family by his side. Bill was born to Harold and Lera (Dixon) Conger in Danville, PA, on June 19, 1937. They moved to Louisville, KY where he graduated from Atherton High School in 1955. Bill attended the University of Louisville Speed School of Engineering in Louisville, KY, and received his bachelor’s degree in 1960. He then attended the University of Pennsylvania to complete his PhD in 1965. Bill married his first wife, Carol Ann Seaton, in 1961. He remarried on December 14, 1979 in Lexington, KY, to Caryl Jane Worthington, his wife of 40 years. Caryl and Bill moved to Blacksburg, VA in 1983 and stayed until 2003 when they retired to Estes Park, CO. Bill was a chemical engineer at Esso (now Exxon Mobile), an Associate Professor in Chemical Engineering and Dean of Extension at the University of Kentucky and the Department Head of Chemical Engineering for 18 years at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He was a member of the Boy Scouts of America and earned his Eagle Scout on October 13, 1953. Later, the Boy Scouts of America awarded him the Order of the Arrow Vigil, the Silver Beaver, and the District Award of Merit from the Blue Grass Council in Lexington, KY. Bill was Vice-President of the Estes Park Gun and Archery Club and

served as chairperson for the Little Valley Home Owners Road Committee. He had many hobbies including hiking, canoeing, hunting, fishing, traveling, his dogs, and Disney vacations. Anyone who knew him knew he loved telling stories and knew of his love for Native American art. Bill was honest, ethical and principled in work, family and life. His son often heard him say “It builds character.” He is survived by his wife Caryl Jane Worthington Conger of Estes Park, CO, son Christopher Lee Conger (Michelle) of Batavia, IL, daughters Catherine Elizabeth Conger Davis (Randy) of Tuscumbia, AL, and Susan Marie Conger Vest (Mark) of Pinetop, AZ, brothers Richard Byron Conger (Maggie) of Chapel Hill, NC, and Stephen Lee Conger (Marie) of Lexington, KY, and grandchildren Hanna Victoria Conger, Jacob Christopher Conger, Samuel Roland Conger, Nicholas John Conger, William Randall Davis, Christopher Clayton Davis, Katherine Grace Davis, Jennalin Marie Vest and Caralea Lorien Vest. A private family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations in Bill’s name be made to the Rocky Mountain Nature Conservancy or the Pet Association of Estes Park in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 1302 Graves Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517. To leave a message to the family please visit .

Nita M. Stalfort Nita M. Stalfort, 90, passed away on July 26, 2019 in her home at the Estes Park Good Samaritan Village, Estes Park, CO. Nita May Madere was born 12 June 1929 in Hahnville, LA and was raised by her parents E. Hubert Madere and the former Jeanne M. Keller. She taught school briefly after graduating from Southwestern Louisiana Institute, served honorably as an officer in the US Navy, worked as an airline stewardess and later pursued civilian employment with the US Army in Germany where she met and married her husband Charles G. E. Stalfort, Jr. (Chuck). Nita raised son David and daughter Susan as a devoted Army wife and eventually moved to Orange Park, FL

upon Chuck’s retirement from active duty to build their dream home. During a visit to Estes Park, Nita and Chuck discovered the Village. In May 2010 they closed their 38 year long adventure in Orange Park, pulled their roots and moved to the Village for the start of a new one. Throughout her life her family, her gardens and plants and her Bridge games gave her contentment. Nita is survived by her husband, Chuck, son David and his wife Trena, two grandsons Taylor and Connor and daughter Susan. Private commitment services for Nita’s ashes will be in the Estes Valley Memorial Gardens. See to send a message to Nita’s family.

Tribute To Chief Jerry Guthrie/ Big Elk Meadows January 29th, 1935 to March 11th, 2019 The morning of March 11th the Big Elk Meadows VFD received a tone that we are never prepared for ... one of our own was down. On the morning of March 11th, 2019 our Retired Fire Chief Jerry Guthrie passed at home, 84 years strong. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He entered into the service of his fellow man, enlisting in the Navy, where he was introduced to aircraft firefighting and was stationed in Guam. When he mustered out of the Navy, he returned to Oklahoma City, OK, where he joined the fire department, and married Gerri Mae (literally the girl next door) in 1956.

his leadership, equipment was acquired and ultimately a real station was built. Guthrie, an innovator, brought foam into the mix for firefighting that was mounted in the back of a pickup truck so that it could move quickly and get to fires that larger equipment could not. Guthrie oversaw BEVFD’s operations for The Big Elk Fire of 2002. Everyone was evacuated except for the volunteer firefighters, who all stayed. They fought side-byside with the US Forest Service Hot Shots. And with skill and luck, Big Elk Meadows was spared. Unfortunately, three pilots lost their lives fighting that fire (air tanker pilots: Rick Schwartz and Milt Stollak and heli-

During those early years of marriage, Mark was born (1959) and Guthrie decided a safer career was in order. So, he left the fire department and started a TV repair business. Guthrie stayed in that line of work until he “retired,” with his last job with Montgomery Ward where he oversaw services operations for the Rocky Mountain Region, covering six states. That job brought the family from Rapid City, South Dakota to Broomfield, CO. In Broomfield, Guthrie severed the Bal Swam organization and The Optimists. Both of these organizations’ missions were for the benefit of kids, which was always a priority for him. Through a stroke of luck, a close friend from the Optimists would introduce Jerry and Gerri Mae to Big Elk Meadows, where they moved in 1994. At that time, the fire station was a shed and two pieces of unreliable equipment. Guthrie stepped back into his firefighter role. Guthrie would serve as the Chief of the Big Elk VFD for 20 years. Under

copter pilot Gordon Knight), Guthrie oversaw the construction of the monument as a tribute to all of them which stands outside of Guthrie Station. After the big fire, and after years of fundraising led by Gerri Mae (with countless donations from businesses in Estes Park), the generosity of Leonard Arnold (a contractor who lived in Big Elk Meadows) and an old fashioned “barn raising” effort by residents … the Guthrie Station at Big Elk Meadows was built. If you are business and wish to continue to donate to the silent auction that benefits Guthrie Station at Big Elk Meadows, please email Chief Guthrie is survived by his wife, Gerri Mae Guthrie, and son, Mark Guthrie. Thank you to everyone who was able to make it to the Memorial Service on the 24th of March. Ringing of the 12inch bell three times is our way to salute a firefighter who has completed their duties. The final call on the radio, is our way to pay our respects to Jerry.

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EP Woman’s Club Garage Sale August 31

Please mark Saturday, August 31, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on your calendar for the EP Woman’s Club Garage Sale fundraiser. It will be held at the Presbyterian Church of the Rockies, 1700 Brodie Lane. You will find treasures, as well as a bake sale with wonderful baked goods. All proceeds stay in our community and support our many club projects. Estes Park Woman’s Club was organized in 1912 with the purpose of bring-

ing women together who are interested in building a better community. Over this past year, Estes Park Woman’s Club reached out to our community with financial support of over $14,000. Our projects include support of our schools, library, museum, Rocky Mountain National Park and Crossroads. For more information visit or our facebook page.

Time For Nine, Wine And Dine Hey golfers, it's time for Nine, Wineand Dine again at the Estes Park 18 hole golf course! Now that our weather has "normalized" somewhat, we are ready to play some late afternoon golf with our BFFs, be they the gals, the guys, spouses or single or if you just want to meet someone new. This is just plain fun! The dates are: Times are: August 21st 4:00 p.m. September 18th 3:30 p.m. Check in 30 minutes

Meeting Notices Early Worms AA Meetings Early Worms AA meets at 7 a.m. every morning except Sunday in the basement of Saint Bartholomew’s Church at 880 MacGregor Ave. For more info, please call 970-586-1090 or 970-443-3538.

Bill Smith, General Manager,

Allnutt Funeral Service - Estes Park Chapel

Q: I want to be cremated, but I’m

not sure I want a memorial service. Any advice? A: Cremation is simply one way of preparing for remembrance and memorialization. There is still a need for a meaningful gathering to celebrate all you are and how much you meant to others. The service can be as simple or elaborate as you FKRRVH DQG VKRXOG UHÀHFW \RXU OLIH and passions. A memorial can also help your loved ones begin to accept your passing by giving the people who are close to you the time to come together and remember your life–and the chance to say goodbye. Q: What happens to the “ashes”

after the cremation service? A: There are many ways to create

a lasting and beautiful memorial for those choosing cremation. From simple remembrances to more elaborate family memorials, cremation allows you to choose from a wide variety of memorial types. Families often choose options such as family

estates, cremation niches, in-ground burial or personal memorials in specially designed cremation gardens. Your funeral arranger can provide information about ways you can memorialize your loved one or plan ahead to leave your own lasting legacy.

Tuesdays at 6 p.m. St. Bart’s Church. 880 MacGregor Avenue. 11 step prayer and meditation meeting, every last Tuesday of the month.

Al-Anon Newcomers meets at Harmony from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Saturdays, 1600 Fish Hatchery Rd., Estes Park.

Fall River Group of AA The Fall River Group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets daily at noon. Other meetings: Sunday- 7:00 p.m.-open Monday-5:30 p.m.-Women’s Study & 7:00 p.m.-open Tuesday-5:30 p.m.-open Wednesday-Saturday-7 p.m.-open Meeting location is 701 Elm Rd. next to the automotive shop. We welcome

If you have additional questions, visit your local licensed funeral provider. They are a good source of information for funeral, cremation and cemetery options.

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

Park Al-Anon

Women’s AA Group

Estes Park Al-Anon

Personalizing Your Plan

friends and visitors to attend these open meetings.

Park Al-anon meets Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. at St Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 880 MacGregor Ave., Estes Park.

Al-Anon Group in Estes Park meets from 7-8 p.m. every Friday at U.S. Bank. 363 E. Elkhorn Ave. Call (970) 481-3367 for more info.

Ask the Expert—

prior to play Cost per person $33.00 includes green fee, cart and $3.00 prize money You may use your passes for green fees and carts, but must contribute $3.00 for prize money. Must register at Pro Shop front desk for 9 Holes and state whether yyou are going to "Wine & Dine or just whine" (about your game). Call 970-586-8146 for more information.

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Al-Anon Newcomers

AA Allenspark Monthly Meeting The 4th Thursday of every month is the AA Potluck Anniversary Meeting 5:30 p.m. Allenspark Fire Dept. Community Room Downstairs.

New Horizons Group of Narcotics Anonymous Thursdays at 7 p.m. - Open meeting. 701 Elm Rd.

Free at Last Group of Narcotics Anonymous Fridays 7:30 p.m. - Open meeting. Harmony Foundation - 1600 Fish Hatchery Rd.


Estes Valley Recreation and Park District

Lifeguards and Headguards Part-time year-round positions Do you like to swim? Want a job where you can work inside in the winter and wear flip-flops at work? We provide paid training where you will learn life safety skills and we offer flexible schedules. Facility Attendants Part-time year-round positions Assist with facility rentals at the Community Center. By providing support for special events, weddings, family reunions and other community events you will help people create happy memories!

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Part time - $20/hr Ask for Nick - 970-481-8531

The Historic Crags Lodge Front Desk Agent

Part Time - Year Round $15 hr.

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Maintenance\Landscaper Full time or part time to assist in light construction projects and landscaping at our campgrounds.

Equal Opportunity Employer

SPUR LIQUOR ~ Help Wanted ~

Seasonal Clerk/Stock Person

Inquire within at 900 Moraine Ave.

Be A Part of Making a Difference

Start a career at Harmony Foundation in Food Services or Housekeeping. You will learn behind the scenes operations of an addiction treatment center while building skills for your future. These positions are year round, full-time with benefits, including paid time off and holiday pay. You will be joining a team of professionals who take pride in their work and taking care of our clients. Pre-employment drug test is required. Tell us what you would like to earn per hour and what your ideal schedule would be. Apply at 1600 Fish Hatchery Road or send an email to

Apply on-line at Competitive wages and district discounts available.

EVRPD is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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COME JOIN OUR ROCKY MOUNTAIN RESORTS TEAM! FIELD MAINTENANCE MANAGER Full-time position. Experience in electrical, plumbing, drywall, and hot tubs preferred.

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MAINTENANCE Full-time, part-time and seasonal positions available. Experience in electrical, plumbing, drywall, and hot tubs preferred. Apply at, mail or email resume to: Fawn Valley Inn, 2760 Fall River Road, Estes Park, CO 80517 Email:

Housekeeping Part Time.

Sign-on Bonus Available for all positions.

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

As a contractor to the Town of Estes Park, eStrategy3 is hiring a sales/customer service representative to promote the Townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new broadband service via phone, email and in-person. Seeking motivated, enthusiastic individuals with good work ethic, effective time management skills, & human relations skills to exceed customer expectations. Full product training will be provided. Send resumes to

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Carpenter Needed Framing, Siding, and Finish Carpenter Competitive Pay Holiday/Vacation/Retirement or call (970)685-0877

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Rams Horn Village Resort has year round full time and part time positions

Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re gearing up for end of summer and the fall season and hiring for the following positions starting at $13.80/hr.: â&#x20AC;˘ Checker â&#x20AC;˘ Courtesy Clerk â&#x20AC;˘ Day-Stocker â&#x20AC;˘ Overnight Stocker â&#x20AC;˘ Bakery Clerk â&#x20AC;˘ Deli Clerk â&#x20AC;˘ Produce Clerk â&#x20AC;˘ Seafood Clerk â&#x20AC;˘ Cake Decorator â&#x20AC;˘ Meat Cutter

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

Competitive pay based on experience, plus a great summer bonus program! Benefits package for full time employees. Great working environment in Estes Parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only Gold Crown Resort. Our business stays busy year round and 40 hours per week are available through the winter. We are looking for energetic, dependable people who are able to perform physical labor and who have strong customer service skills. Fridays and Saturdays are required. Fill out an application at Rams Horn Village Resort, 1565 Colo. Hwy 66. EEOE

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Looking to earn some extra cash but not regular full time employment? These positions are for â&#x20AC;&#x153;as neededâ&#x20AC;?. NON-CLINICAL POSITIONS Patient Access Representative Environmental Services Technician

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

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Now Hiring: Experienced Waitstaff

The Ridgeline Hotel is looking to add an energetic Conference Services Manager to our team! Must be willing to work any shift, including nights and weekends.

Main Job Duties include and are not limited to: â&#x20AC;˘ Communicates and coordinates all aspects of conference planning, to include menu selling/upselling and all other detail aspects of conference planning, completing BEOs and other communications as necessary. Coordinates menu arrangements for conference clients that maximize the revenue potential for the hotel, while serving the needs of the client. In coordination with the banquet and kitchen departments. â&#x20AC;˘ Coordinate all group transportation needs and assist client in planning off site activities Compiles and updates information for group off-site activities, with assistance from administrative assistant and marketing â&#x20AC;˘ Prepare and communicate billing instructions, room deliveries, telephone and internet requirements, box storage and delivery. Works closely with Sales Administrative assistant to ensure all peripheral needs of client are met. â&#x20AC;˘ Communicates expected Restaurant requirements of groups. â&#x20AC;˘ Coordinates with front desk for satellite group check â&#x20AC;&#x201C;in, as needed, assists client with entertainment, leisure activities, amenities/ deliveries to guest rooms â&#x20AC;˘ Obtains Conference rooming lists and event details from clients for all events, except for weddings (completes all BEOs for rehearsal dinners) in accordance with the sales contract, and reviews rooming lists, as entered by administrative assistant. Experience: â&#x20AC;˘ Have 1-3 years of experience in banquets in a supervisory role as a banquet captain or banquet manager â&#x20AC;˘ Have 1+ years of experience detailing BEOs

Please apply for this opening on our website:

NURSES RN - L&D RN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; ED RN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Med Surg RN/LPN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Living Center Case Manager

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

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Hochstetler Resorts Housekeepers Needed

year-round or seasonal positions available. For more information & to apply please contact Claudia at (970) 412-6618 or stop by The Appenzell Inn 1100 Big Thompson Ave. Estes Park, Colorado 80517

Silver Saddle Inn

Front Desk Agent

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

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

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

Check Out Our Current Openings... â&#x20AC;˘ Senior Living Housekeeping Assistant $13.50 per hour

â&#x20AC;˘ Senior Living Medication Aide (Resident Care Specialist) Starting wage 13.50 per hour + Differential Sign on bonus available! inquire at starting 6/24/19. Please apply on line at

Year Round. Full-Time positions qualify for benefits which include health, dental, vision, life, short-term disability and paid time off.

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

Help us Help Others Become a CAREGiver

Starting at $15 per hour No Medical Background required Flexible Schedule Training and Local Support provided Rewarding & Meaningful Job!

Apply online at or call for more information 970-494-0289

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

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

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Dishwashers Line Cooks Hosts No phone calls. Apply in person at: 2470 Hwy 66 between noon and 4 pm.


Customer Service. Proficancy in English. Year round attendant position. Some weekend and evening shifts will be required. Send your resume today to: 172-174 S. St. Vrain Ave. Estes Park, CO 80517

Murphy's Hotels are looking for front desk team members Full and part time positions available call Loretta 1-970-480-2955 or apply at 1650 Big Thompson Av.

Administrative Assistant Events & Visitor Services Dept. Hourly Rate $19.14-$22.49/hour Non-Exempt Position Close Date: Open until filled.

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

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

ADMITTING Patient Access Representative – Full Time BIRTH CENTER Registered Nurse – Full Time

LABORATORY Medical Technologist or MLT – Full Time LIVING CENTER RN/LPN – Full Time **Sign on Bonus Available** Certified Nursing Assistant – Full Time **Sign on Bonus Available** PATIENT FINANCIAL SERVICES Patient Access Representative – FT PHYSICIAN CLINIC Registered Nurse – Full Time **Sign on Bonus Available**

QUALITY DEPARTMENT Director, Quality Management REHABILITATION SERVICES Physical Therapist – Full Time

SURGICAL SERVICES RN – Full Time **Sign on Bonus Available** Certified Surgical Technologist - FT

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

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Silver Saddle Inn Now hiring: • Housekeepers • Laundry • Maintenance • Front Desk Agent

Wildwood Inn has a year around ¾ time position available. Join our team of housekeepers with a variety of duties from daily housekeeping, working in the laundry, services, deep cleaning in the off season. Must be able to understand and speak English, work a varied schedule no evenings. Benefits plus good hourly salary for the right candidate. Stop by Wildwood Inn office to pick up your application 2801 Fall River Rd

Must be a non-smoker. Good wages. Apply in person or email resume 1260 Big Thompson Avenue No calls


The Town of Estes Park is accepting applications for

Administrative Assistant (FT Limited Term thru Dec 31, 2019) Public Works Dept. Hourly Rate $19.14-$20.82/hour Non-Exempt Position Close Date: Open until filled.

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Journey Lineworker Utilities Dept./P&C Div. Hourly Rate $39.51 - $42.48/hour Non-Exempt Position Close Date: Aug 30, 2019 Planner II Community Development Dept. Hiring Range $55,510 – $68,000/year Exempt Position Close Date: Open until filled Police Officer Police Dept. Hiring Range $27.92 – $30.71/hour Non-Exempt Position Close Date: Open until filled

Streets Maintenance Worker (FT Limited Term thru Dec 13, 2019) Public Works Dept./Streets Div. Hiring Range $16.99-$19.97/hour (DOE) Non-Exempt Position Closing Date: Open until Filled Volunteer/Committee Board Positions Estes Park Board of Appeals Plumbing Experience Close Date: Open until Filled

Estes Park Board of Adjustment Close Date: Open Until Filled

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

Applications are available at: Town Hall 170 MacGregor Ave. Room 130 (Mon-Fri 8 am – 5 pm) or jobs

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





Commercial Rentals


The Main Lodge at Overlook Ranch now being offered for rent on an annual lease term. Fully furnished, 3,000 sq ft, 4 BDR, 2 BA and sits on 12 gorgeous acres. $3,400/mo includes elec and water - just pay for propane. Call Gisela at 970-586-8248 to preview the property.

Class A Office 2014 Construction, Full Service, Furnished or Unfurnished offices in Downtown location, Near Town Hall. $450 to $550 per month. All internet options including Fiber available. Includes Conference Room, Handicap Restrooms, Copy and Scanning Facility, Coffee Room. Call Thom at Verus Commercial, Inc. 970-586-2448

3 bedroom house, 3 baths, very nice deck, great views, partially furnished, washer and dryer. $2,500/month plus utilities

880 sq. ft. commercial rental with two offices, large reception area, hand3 bedroom house, 2 icapped bath, individual baths, washer & dryer, heating and A/C and front fantastic views, 2 car door parking. $880/mo. garage. plus NNN and utilities. $2,500/month plus utilities. Graves Avenue Plaza. Call Peggy at 970-232-5588. Call Home Sweet Home Property Service Room/Roommate 970-699-6727

Apartments Studio Apartment Downtown available for 1-Year Lease. Single Adult, NS/NP. Must have 2 work references. Call (970) 480-5458 Mon - Fri 10am to 3pm. Glen Haven Comfort 1 BD, Year ‘Round. Perfect. 1-303-444-0104

Cabins One Bedroom Cabin, $1350/month, Includes Cable & Utilities, No Smoking, No Pets Call Todd @ 970-586-8141

Small efficiency apartment in home to rent weekly or monthly. Available September 1. Single person only, no pets and no smoking. Fully furnished, Cable TV, downstairs walk-in with natural light. Perfect for someone who comes to work in Estes Park for periods of time. $700 a month or $200 a week.

Pop-up camper. 1987 Starcraft Nova. Sleeps 6 including king bed. Propane refrigerator and stove. Awning with screenin room. $900. In Estes Park 970-586-9799

SERVICES Home Repair/Service

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

Piano Tuning

Room For Rent with Bathroom in nice neighborhood, Kitchen & Laundry privileges, Wi-fi & utilities included, NP, NS available 8/01 $695 970-577-6986

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





2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring Van. Runs perfectly, uses no oil, 166,000 miles, seats 7, $2600. 979-739-2733

Beautiful wood hutch. Mirrored back, glass shelves, storage underneath. Perfect condition. Call 970-586-6635

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BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL! Adorable Cabin close to schools, hospital & downtown. Non smoking. FSBO New 2 bd/2.5 ba. Walking call Shooting Star distance to town. 1 car gar. Enterprises. 970-815-9607 Possible 3rd bed/ba. Workforce housing only. Condos/Townhomes Call Seth at The Group 310-7498 $329,900


Ranch Meadow Condo FSBO. Immaculate condiGE Refridge SS Full tion, all original. 3 bedSize, Exc. $600 OBO. room, 2.5 baths, 1750 sq.ft Oak Kitchen Table, 3x6, 6 2 car garage. 1535 Raven chairs, Exc. $500 OBO Circle, Unit D. $389,000. 719-439-5916 303.564.4454

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

Pro-Form Elliptical like new almost unused. $300. Buyer must pick up. To arrange to see, call 202-549-9816.

SALES Garage Sales Sale! Sat Aug 3. 8 AM. 1490 Country Club Dr. off Fish Creek. Lots of antiques vintage, collectibles, NASCAR, crafts ,something for everyone .



Sat/Sun 9am-2pm 560 Ponderosa Dr by hospital. Home decor, men’s/women’s clothing, new boutique items, purses- some new Vera Bradley, baby items, toys, bassinet, furniture.

Huge Multi Family Sale Friday & Saturday 8 - ? Lots of Children & Women’s clothing & shoes. Toys, tools, TV, gas grills, golf clubs, antiques and much more. 350 Prospect Mtn. Ct. off of Peak View.

Multi-Family Garage Sale Fri Aug 2 and Sat Aug 3 8am - 2pm. 2051 S. Morris Ct. Antique Seth Thomas Globe Wall Clock, rugs, car top carrier, archery quiver & arrows, beer making equipment, shop tools. Local Artisan’s new aspen lamps, entry tables, leather backpacks, crosses, and votive holders and much more!

840 Old Ranger Dr. Sat - Sun 7:30 am - 1 pm Antiques, Tools , Linens, Household, Misc, Wood Pieces, Yard and Garden, Chairs, Nails and Hardware, Old Trunk, Antlers, Lamps, Vacuum Cleaner, Chair Pads. Priced to sell - Everything must go! Follow signs to Fall River Lane.

Garage Sale: Saddle, blanket, rope,head gear, tools and misc. Fri. Sat. Sun! 151 Crosier Mtn. Trail, Glen Haven

Aug. 3: 8am - 12 401 Ramshorn Dr. Lots of misc. Come take a look!

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