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August 7, 2020

“Amoosing” Scene In The Rockies! Two handsome bull moose seen in a beautiful Rocky Mountain wildflower setting. Photograph by Scott Rashid


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Peak View Apartments Being Developed By Estes Park Housing Authority

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This time next year the Estes Park Housing Authority (EPHA) will be busy renting 26 new apartments constructed at 1551 South Saint Vrain. Excavation for the Peak View Apartments began in June and construction is estimated to take about 10 months. Planning for the project began nearly three years ago after EPHA purchased a four-unit building and two adjoining lots already zoned for multi-family housing in February 2016. The finished product will provide 26 one, two, and three-bedroom units in two buildings that are specifically for workforce housing with no income restrictions. “This is a unique project for the EPHA as all of our other projects and programs are directed to those in the community earning less than 60 percent of the area median income,” said Naomi Hawf, Executive Director of EPHA “We’re pleased to take advantage of the density bonus and height variance provided by the Town for building housing for those employed in

the Estes Park School District boundaries, without income restrictions.” Many local resources have combined efforts to make this project a realty – BAS1S Architects + Designs developed the plans; The Bank of Colorado is providing construction and mortgage financing; the Town of Estes Park is waiving some fees and providing a loan for water taps; and the Housing Authority is providing cash to close the funding gap. “Without the assistance of our local partners and an additional loan from the Colorado

Housing and Financing Authority, this project would not have been possible. Many individuals in Town Government, the EPHA Board, and private businesses worked diligently to make this $7.62 million project a reality. They should be proud of their efforts and we thank them for their work,” said Eric Blackhurst, Chairperson of EPHA. Hawf, Blackhurst and the EPHA Commissioners agree this is a small step in providing much-needed housing for the Estes Valley workforce. EPHA and the Town continue to work together to help solve housing issues that have been a community concern for decades.

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Business Personal Property Notices Of Valuation Mailed Notices of Valuation for owners of Taxable Business Personal Property in Larimer County will be sent out by the Larimer County Assessor during the first week of August. Owners of Taxable Business Personal Property who wish to protest their valuations may do so during the appeals process which runs from Aug. 3 to Aug. 20, 2020. During the protest period, the Office of the Assessor is unable to meet with business property owners in-person who wish to protest their property valuations, by following public health and safety guidelines to lessen exposure to COVID-19. However, there are still three ways to protest:

• Via U. S. Mail postmarked NO later than Aug. 20, 2020 • Via email to LCAssessor@co.larimer.co.us by 11:59 p. m., Aug. 20, 2020 • Via FAX to 970-498-7070 by 11:50 p. m., Aug. 20, 2020. Got questions? Call our office at 970498-7050, 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Mon. – Fri. Business Personal Property owners who need a reasonable accommodation for a disability to communicate with the Office of the Assessor, please call us at 970-498-7050, or email us at LCAssessor@co.larimer.co.us. If you need a translator notify us as soon as possible so we can make arrangements to accommodate you.

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The charge(s) are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. On July 27 at 12 noon, police were called to the 1700 block of North Lake Ave., the Rocky Mountain Hotel, where they issued a citation to the business for a violation against the Wildlife Protection Ordinance. On July 27, at 9:30 p.m. police stopped a driver in the 1100 block of Woodstock Dr. On scene they contacted the 31 year old male driver from Estes Park and issued him a citation for driving while cancelled/denied. He also received a warning for throwing a lit cigarette from the vehicle and was arrested for being wanted on an Adams County Sheriff ’s

Office warrant for criminal mischief, theft, obstructing telephone service and 2nd degree tampering. He was transported to Larimer County Jail. On July 30 at 11:31 p.m. police were called to the 400 block of Aspen Ave. where they contacted a 31 year old male from Southern Ute, CO and charged him with 3rd degree assault x 3, child abuse and domestic violence. He was transported to the Larimer County Jail. On August 1 at 12:29 a.m. police contacted a 30 year old male driver from Estes Park at East Elkhorn Ave./Moraine Ave. and issued him a citation for following too closely.

EVFPD firefighters generally respond to • Search & Rescue: 2 medical calls in their personal vehicles, • Possible Illegal allowing for a faster response. On other Burn/Smoke Investigation: 4 incidents, firefighters respond to a fire • Odor Investigation: 1 station to respond in department appa• Gas Leak: 1 ratus with specialized equipment. • Wildfire: 1 During the week of July 26, the Estes Valley Fire Protection District (EVFPD) • MVC: 2 • Alarm Activation: 1 responded to 15 calls for service. This • Assist: 1 included: Estes Valley Fire www.estesvalleyfire.org • Emergency medical (assist EPH): 1 • Structure Fire: 1

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Land Trust Breakfast Focuses On Climbing And Conservation Estes Park is a haven for rock climbers and some of the nation’s most famous climbing routes are located here, including three of the 50 Classic Rock Climbs of North America. Rock climbing took off in the 1960s, is now mainstream and currently an Olympic sport. How has climbing in Estes Park changed and does it impact the environment? We invite you to join the Estes Valley Land Trust for their August breakfast titled: History and Ethics of Climbing in the Estes Valley. The breakfast will be held on Saturday, August 15 at 9 a.m. This breakfast will take place online, reservations are required and can be made at: evlandtrust.org/rsvp. This event is for land trust members only. Not a member? Please join here: evlandtrust.org/donate. A Rocky Mountain National Park Climbing Ranger and the owner of the Colorado Mountain School, a local business that provides climbing instruction, are the keynote speakers. Together, they have more than 25 years of climbing education experience and will highlight the biggest differences

between climbing in the 1960s and climbing today. Expect to learn about protecting native plants, nesting birds and the integrity of our world famous granite. There is no charge for the online breakfast and attendees receive two free Glen Haven General Store cinnamon rolls. “We are so excited to offer another great summer breakfast for our members and to include two free gourmet cinnamon rolls,” said Jeffrey Boring, land trust Executive Director. “We are delivering the cinnamon rolls to Estes for anyone that registers for the breakfast.” Quantities are limited and details on where to pick up the rolls will be emailed to those who register. About the Estes Valley Land Trust Founded in 1987 by Estes Park residents, the Estes Valley Land Trust is a nationally recognized land conservation organization that has preserved nearly 10,000 acres of land and some of the most iconic landscapes in the Estes Valley. More than 400 members support the Estes Valley Land Trust annually and additional information can be found at evlandtrust.org.

Estes Recycles Drive-Thru Day This Saturday August 8, 9-Noon At PCCR Dispose of old paint and paint products and shred your sensitive documents on Estes Recycles Drive-Thru Day, Saturday, August 8, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies on Brodie Avenue. Please note: There will be no electronics, no scrap metal recycling and no Freecycle this year – just two stations, one for paint products, and one for shredding. You stay in your car and mask-wearing volunteers from the League of Women Voters Community Recycling Committee and the Rotary Club of Estes Park will unload your trunk and then return your empty boxes. We greatly appreciate all attendees wearing masks when communicating with our volunteers through open car windows. Paint collection is offered by Bestway

Painting and includes related products such as stains, primers, undercoats and sealers, caulking compounds, glues and adhesives. For shredding there will be a drive-thru limit of three “banker’s” boxes per vehicle (typically a banker’s box is 15 x 12 x 9 inches, with a filled weight of about 30 pounds). If you have more than three boxes, contact Tara Moenning at tara@aspenbrookinvestments.com in advance and as soon as possible to discuss other shredding options. Contributions to the Rotary Club Scholarship Fund will be most gratefully received (suggested donation is $10 per box of paper – well below the market rate for shredding). More information is available at www.estesrecycles.org/ERD.


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Listen Up Most lessons we learn, then forget. Some lessons we learn, remember for a while, then forget. A rare few, stay with us. Become part of who we are. They are the ones that shape our lives. For me, one such life-shaping lesson involves listening. I share it here. As a child I had ear infections and respiratory problems that—unbeknownst to my parents and me—affected my hearing. Difficulty hearing made it hard for me to follow along with what people were saying. It led me to mishear and mispronounce words. When I tried to communicate, I usually came up short. My learning and schoolwork suffered. As did relationships with family members and friends. Unknowingly I compensated for poor hearing by looking at the faces, lips and mannerisms of classmates and teachers. Processing bits and pieces of information rather than whole conversations. Somehow, I got by. Learning that I had a permanent, low-frequency hearing loss was life altering for me. Compensation for the hearing loss expanded. I acquired new techniques for hearing what people were saying. I learned how to listen to them. My schoolwork improved. As did relationships with others. During the years that followed, I developed a deep appreciation for the lessons I was learning about listening and hearing. The way they guided and shaped my life. Led me to earn a degree in speech and hearing and eventually become an audiologist. As an audiologist, the lessons about listening continued coming. I learned that even though listening involves ears and hearing, it benefits greatly from the involvement of

other senses. That we can listen with our eyes. Connect through touch. Communicate through silence. Through countless encounters with patients, most often I found impairment of hearing and listening resulting from congenital or environmental damage to the ears. For example, a mother’s exposure to certain drugs while pregnant, trauma during birth, or in the case of my father, flying airplanes in World War II permanently impaired his hearing. However, in some cases, as I learned, not listening causes impaired hearing. Perhaps you know someone with such an impairment. Overall, I found listening, really listening to be an act of deep respect. That when done well, fosters connections and enables choices. And sometimes, you might even find something to like in a person you previously couldn’t stand. Nowadays, as mayor I draw on lessons about listening and hearing. Pausing, amidst the demands of the job, to take a breath. Then, while someone talks, listening with my ears—and more. Imagining myself in their shoes. Considering their circumstances. Paying attention to each word, every mannerism. Acknowledging and accepting the genuineness of what they’re communicating. I seek commonality in difference. Search for a solution amongst problems. And should self-serving shallowness surface, I move us to higher ground of common good. Although my hearing may be impaired, I do what I must to make sure my listening is just fine. How about you?

Fatality On Broadway Ledge On Longs Peak Early in the morning of Thursday, July 30, park rangers received an emergency call from a group of climbers on Broadway Ledge, near Fields Chimney, on the east face of Longs Peak, who witnessed an unroped climber in another climbing group fall while traversing Broadway. Park rangers responded and reached the 26-year-old male from Golden, Col-

orado, at the base of the Chimney. The man died from injuries sustained in an approximate 600 to 800 foot fall. The victim’s body was flown by Northern Colorado Interagency Helitak to a helispot in the Upper Beaver Meadows area of the park at 3:45 p.m. His body was then transferred to the Boulder County Coroner. The man’s name will be released after next of kin are notified.


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Magic Shows Saturdays at 3 p.m. & 7 p.m. Celebrate “The Dog Days of Summer” with your canine buddy on the patio Monday evenings from 4 p.m. to closing VETERANS SERVICES

Vet Assistance 9‐11 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays Assistance for Veterans and their families regarding benefits they have earned and re‐ lated topics.

SUMMER IS A TIME TO HAVE FUN!

BINGO 7 p.m. Sundays and Thursdays Bingo cards $10; blackout cards $2. Fun for all ages! Queen of Hearts 7 p.m. Fridays Draw to win $$!! Magic Show 3 p.m. & 7 p.m. Saturdays Purchase tickets at ESTESMAGIC‐ SHOW.COM. or at the door—$25 per person, 3 and under are free. Doors open an hour before showtime. Dog Days of Summer 4 p.m. – closing Mondays Relax on the outdoor patio with your canine best friend. $1 hot dogs, drink specials & dog treats, too. Leashed dogs only, please.

FEELING HUNGRY?

Tavern Menu 4‐7 p.m. Saturday through Thursday Chef John Marshall serves appetizers and light foods from the Circle 119 kitchen. CHICKEN ENCHILADAS 5:30‐7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7 $15 per person STEAK NIGHT DINNER 5:30‐7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14 $20 per person

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Circle 119 Foundation 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10 Sunrise Rotary Breakfast 6 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11 Auxiliary Executive Committee 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11 Operations Committee 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12 Fairway Club Homeowners Association 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15 Masks are required at Circle 119 until you are seated at a table, social distancing will be required, and all other Larimer County Health Department rules observed.

Estes Park Archives Program This Saturday Join the Estes Park Archives at 240 thus leading to a tremendous increase Moraine Avenue this Saturday, August in orders from an automobile-hungry 8, between 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., for public. a closer look at the early history of the This backlog allowed the Stanley Stanley brothers attempts to produce a brothers to wrest an outrageous offer commercially-viable steam-powered for the entire company from a team of vehicle from their Newton, Massachu- investors that included a magazine setts, factory, relying entirely on acpublisher running an ever-greater counts published at the time which are number of advertisements for selfoften overlooked or difficult to obtain. powered conveyances, and an asphalt The first “race” the Stanleys entered contractor who saw the benefit of inwas actually one they didn't intend to enter, and ended up “winning” anyway. A motor carriage exposition was held in November 1898 in Mechanics Hall in Boston, with a race and hill climb at nearby Charles River Park part of the festivities. The number of entries was depressingly low, so F. E. Stanley drove his latest improved model, which no longer relied on “offthe-shelf ” boilers or engines, to the nearby The Stanley steam-powered carriage on the race track track, to great applause, at Charles River Park, November 1898. according to an account published in the “Horseless Age” mag- creasing the number of drivers deazine of the same month. Stanley manding better roads. Luckily, the showed up and essentially swept the Stanleys were kepas managers and adhonors for best one-mile time, twovisers to this new enterprise that mile time, and distance up an incline, quickly split up and went in a different direction, or the much-improved Stanley Steamers might have never materialized. The programs are free, 15 minutes in length, cycle every quarter hour, and are open only to small groups of related family members or friends who agree to all wear masks. No reservations are required, and wait times on comfortable chairs have been short the entire summer, but if you have more questions or need directions, call 586The Stanley brothers main early competition for wheeled 4889. All are invited, even personal steam-powered vehicles was the nearby if you are new to Estes Whitney plant of Boston, Massachusetts. Park or know nothing Photo courtesy “Horseless Age” magazine, November 1898. about Estes Park history.


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Mountain Men, Outlaws And Lawmen, A Peek Into The Early Years Of Larimer County

The Baldpate Inn is honored to announce a fascinating Summer Enchanted Evening on Wednesday, August 12th at 7 p.m. in the Baldpate Key Room and Online at the Baldpate Inn YouTube Channel for our talk: Mountain Men, Outlaws and Lawmen: A Peek into the Early Years of Larimer County. Justin Smith serves as the 27th Sheriff of Larimer County. Sheriff Smith first came to Estes Park as a wrangler in the mid 1980s and moved to Larimer County full time upon his graduation from college in 1991 when he began his career with the Sheriff 's Office as a patrol deputy working the Estes District. It's been a tightly held "secret" that Justin served as a part time maitre' d for at the Baldpate 30 years ago. To this day, Lois believes she launched the

career of the future Larimer County Sheriff. The highlights of Sheriff Smith 3 terms in office include leading the response to the devastating High Park and Woodland Heights fires of 2012, followed by the response to the epic 2013 floods. We all enjoy the lore of Colorado- the stories of the explorers, the adventurers, the lawmen and the outlaws of the Rocky Mountains. Have you heard of Mariano Medina, Jack Slade, Antoine Jains, Joseph Mason or Sheriff Billy Cozen? They were each character in the story of Colorado and Larimer County. Sheriff Smith has become a self-taught student of the history of Colorado and Larimer County. He looks forward to sharing that history and anecdotes with those joining him for this Summer Enchanted Evening series. This year we will be reformatting the Summer Enchanted Evenings. The series will be held in a combination of online live-streaming as well as in-person. Due to limited seating allowances for your safety, only 10 individuals may attend the in-person event. To reserve a spot at one of our Summer Enchanted Evenings, please call 970-568-5397. Check out our website www.BaldpateInn.com for further information and for other Summer Enchanted Evening events all summer long. We also invite you to make reservations for dinner to enjoy our homemade soup and salad before our enchanted evening begins!

Monitored Weed Drop-Off August 22 Are your mature weeds ‘in the bag’? Now is the time to remove mature weeds that contain seeds that will be next year’s – and many more years – weeds. The next Monitored Weed Drop-off will be held Saturday, August 22 from 9:00 a.m. to noon located north of the Waste Management transfer station at 666 Elm Road. Estes Land Stewardship Association (ELSA) volunteers will be on hand to answer weed questions at a distance and direct traffic flow. You will unload your bags into a loader bucket that will deposit them into the dumpster. Bring in your weeds in paper yard bags for free disposal – no slash, pine needles, trash, yard waste or dirt. Please remove/shake off dirt from plant roots. Unauthorized drop-offs at this location (video surveillance) are considered theft of services. Weeds and trash can be disposed of

year-around at Waste Management for a fee. No bags of non-weed materials will be accepted at this event. Paper yard bags are available for purchase at local hardware stores. These events are being made possible with the support from Estes Land Stewardship Association, Town of Estes Park, Larimer County, Estes Valley Land Trust, and donations. An additional Monitored Weed Drop-offs is scheduled for September 26. Free Twenty Ob-Noxious Weeds in the Estes Valley Identification and Management Guide weed booklets are available year-round at the Estes Valley Library, Ace Hardware, and True Value Hardware. Electronic versions are posted on the Town of Estes Park website at www.estes.org/weeds. For more information about ELSA contact: elsa.weeds@gmail.com Thanks for being good stewards of your property and surrounding areas!


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Estes Park Garden Club Natives For High Elevation Gardens Now Available Online

Mike Kintgen, Curator of Alpine Collections at the Denver Botanic Gardens, shared some of his favorite natives for high elevation gardens at a recent Estes Park Garden club meeting. We looked at well-known natives along with some lesser known natives. He also showed highlights from his

high elevation garden north of Steamboat Springs at 8,200 feet. This presentation was done virtually via Zoom and is now available online. Log-on information is available on the Estes Park Garden Club Facebook page.


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Sometimes we wake up and think life during a pandemic isn’t so bad. We hop out of bed, skip to the kitchen to make coffee, and when we take that first tongue-tingling sip, we wonder what delightful surprises the day will bring. A life of isolation is glorious, we think, because we get so much more done. Bring it on! Other times we lie awake in dread. We squint when day breaks, stub our pinky toe when we stumble out of bed, and — due to this being COVID-19 and all—we take our temperature but don’t know why because it ends up there is no normal when it comes to body temp. (Ninety-eight-point-seven is so passé.) We pour leftover coffee into a mug that says, “Wake me when it’s over,” and then spend the rest of the day thinking about what we shoulda/coulda said in every Zoom meeting we’ve been on in the last week. If someone is around and they observe our funk, they may smile gently, take our hand in both of theirs, and in a reassuring voice say something encouraging like, “What could possibly go wrong today that you and I together can’t handle?” How rude to interrupt our anxiety with a positive attitude! “Put a mask on it!” we might growl and leave the room, and then realize that perhaps we blew our crabby cover by saying something nice to someone who loves us very much. Which we did. We worry all the live long day, and when we lug ourselves back to bed we find on the pillow a piece of paper with little red hearts and smiley faces drawn around its border. The paper is titled “Signs To Help You” and this is what it says: A sign in a shoe repair store reads: “We will heel you. We will save your sole. We will even dye for you.” A sign on a blinds and curtain truck says: “Blind man driving.” A sign over a gynecologist’s office: “Dr. Jones, at your cervix.” In a podiatrist's office: “Time wounds all heels.” On a septic tank truck: “Yesterday’s Meals on Wheels” At an optometrist’s office: “If you don't see what you’re looking for, you’ve come to the right place.” On a plumber’s truck: “We repair what your husband fixed.” On another plumber’s truck: “Don't sleep with a drip. Call your plumber.”

At a tire shop: “Invite us to your next blowout.” On an electrician’s truck: "Let us remove your shorts.” In a non-smoking area: “If we see smoke, we will assume you are on fire and will take appropriate action.” On a maternity room door: “Push. Push. Push.” At a car dealership: “The best way to get back on your feet—miss a car payment.” Outside a muffler shop: “No appointment necessary. We hear you coming.” In a veterinarian’s waiting room: “Be back in 5 minutes. Sit! Stay!”

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At the electric company: “We would be delighted if you send in your payment on time. However, if you don’t, you will be delighted.” In a restaurant window: “Don't stand there and be hungry; come on in and get fed up.” In the front yard of a funeral home: “Drive carefully. We’ll wait.” In a tattoo parlor: “Covering ex’s names since 2004.” At a propane filling station: “Thank Heaven for little grills.” In a pizza restaurant during the pandemic: “Order two pizzas, pay for them both.” Sign on the back of another septic tank truck: “Caution—this truck is full of political promises.” And finally, in the produce aisle: “I love you from my head tomatoes.” You stand there, paper in hand, one corner of your mouth turned up, and shake your head. You realize somebody’s giving you a sign that they’re looking out for you and maybe things aren’t so bad after all. And consider this: what could possibly go wrong that we, together, can’t handle? Sleep well. You may let The Thunker know what you think at her e-mail address, donoholdt@gmail.com. © 2020 Sarah Donohoe

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Fellowship Hour every Sunday 11 AM

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Worship every Sunday 6 PM

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Midday Prayer every M-Th at noon

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100th Anniversary Of The 19th Amendment August 26th

Photo courtesy Estes Park Museum.

By: Jean McGuire

August 26, 2020 marks the 100th Anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote. In honor of this historic milestone, a number of events are planned. • 19th Amendment display at the Estes Valley Library for the month of August, organized by Mikaela Fundaun from the Estes Park Museum. • Town Board proclamation at the Tuesday, August 25 town board meeting at 7:00 p.m. • 19th Amendment Caravan through town – decorate your car with signs and the colors of the suffrage movement– gold, white and purple were colors used by suffragist organizations. We ask that people gather at the old senior center parking lot at time 2:30 p.m. We will begin our police escorted caravan through town at 3:00 p.m. • “On The Basis of Sex” screening at the Reel Mountain Theatre at 5:00 p.m. on August 26th. Admission is free however donations are encouraged to support the publication of the booklet

of the 100 Years: 100 Women articles that have been published in the newspapers over the past year. • We encourage you submit a letter to the editor sharing why the passage of the 19th Amendment and voting are important to you. • Continue to submit stories on the extraordinary women of the Estes Valley for the 100 Years: 100 Women project. Submit to chomanwendell@estesvalleylibrary.org All articles to be published in a booklet later this year. For more information, check the 100 Years: A Celebration of Women. 19th Amendment & the Women of Estes Facebook page www.facebook.com/ 100YearsEstesWomen. Please join in the celebration of this landmark event.

The Estes Park Equestrian Club Gymkhana 2020 And Tack Sale

The annual Estes Park Equestrian Club Gymkhana 2020 and Tack Sale is being held this Saturday, August 8th. Bring a horse, lunch, chair and mask to the fairgrounds. We will be observing social distancing throughout, but a mask is not required while riding. The entire family is invited to enjoy a day of horse activi-

ties including timed events, equestrian classes, skill events and a trail course. Registration begins at 8 a.m. There will be an opening ceremony at 8:45 a.m. and the games and classes begin at 9 a.m. The fee for participating is $30 for members and $40 for non-members. All are welcome to attend, cheer and observe for free. Every year the Estes Park Equestrian Club invites participants to show off their trail and equestrian skills as well as to compete in games from balancing an egg on a spoon to weaving through poles to picking up flags from a barrel. All are welcome to participate or enjoy watching the competitions. This year the EPEC has added a Tack Sale.


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The three steps leading from our house to the garage and I have an adversarial relationship. Two-and-a-half years ago my foot caught on the slightly raised lip of the threshold and I was sent tumbling to the concrete floor below. A refrigerator across from the landing broke my fall, but in twisting to try and regain my balance, I injured my back. For the next month most of my time was spent nestled in my husband’s recliner. Thanks to Quota Club’s Loan Closet, I was able to borrow a walker, toilet riser, and a stool for the shower. I even bought a cane. It was an eyeopening and humbling experience. In light of that, I should have been more alert last month when I missed a step and fell again. But this time, I braced myself with my right arm and it paid the price. I’m not particularly knowledgeable when it comes to muscles, but I do know they were strained, bruised, and completely dysfunctional. If you’re into visuals, within days my arm between the shoulder and elbow resembled a quite colorful rainbow. However, as with any experience in life, every cloud has its silver lining. The time I spend dawdling in front of a computer monitor dropped significantly. While I’m blessed to be lefthanded, typing with just one hand proved to be quite challenging and tiresome. I also rediscovered Joel’s recliner, although even it was uncomfortable because using the reclining function required pushing a controller

on the side with my right arm—a motion I simply couldn’t accomplish without a significant amount of pain. When I wasn’t in the chair, I found myself prone on the couch with the demon arm elevated. Television became a godsend. I’m now almost finished watching season eight of the British series “Midsomer Murders” and I’ve watched more movies than I can count. Another show I’m enamored with is “American Pickers” on the History Channel. My interest stems from the fact the cast has Iowa roots (my home state), as well as the fact that I would give anything to spend a day digging through the junk (treasures to some of us) they find in barns in their travels. Setting all of that aside, the best things that have come out of this latest mishap are centered around food. That should come as no surprise to anyone since my addiction to cookware and kitchen appliances is wellknown amongst my friends. Due to the fact that I’ve been unable to drive, trips to the grocery store have been limited to Joel picking up necessities when necessary. That’s meant I’ve been forced to be creative and use staples stashed away in our pantry. Shelves that were once overflowing with cans of this and that are now almost empty. The plus is that I can actually see what we have in our inventory. But what’s been even more fun is that if my recipe for dinner requires an ingredient we don’t have I’ve

learned to make my own substitutions. If a particular spice wasn’t in the cupboard, I could go to the Internet (with one hand) and figure out what I could use instead. I’ve made my own Italian and Cajun seasonings; learned I could use arrowroot flour (which surprisingly we have) instead of cornstarch; and with no all-purpose flour in the house, I discovered our French flour works just fine in the bread machine. We “churn” our own butter in the Thermomix, and I’ve even made my own beef, chicken, and lamb bone broths. The bread machine is used twice a week, and today I’m going to begin curing a pork belly to make our own bacon. The list goes on and on. Most recently, I made a pot of lasagna soup. The recipe called for Italian sausage, which of course we didn’t have. But we did have ground pork and I found a recipe to make my own Italian version with just the right seasonings. Believe it or not, I even had a jar of fennel seeds which is apparently a significant ingredient. That endeavor takes me to another food frontier. Speaking of meat, I don’t know about

your freezer, but ours is an upright version that is in a constant state of chaos. While we try to keep it organized, our good intentions fall by the wayside more often than not. After an exasperating trip to the grocery store, it’s easier to simply throw things inside wherever there’s space rather than pay attention to the beef shelf or the chicken shelf. Plus, there are all those containers of leftovers that you can’t remember what they even are, let alone how long they’ve been frozen.

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Town Board To Consider Electric Rates Changes Customer participation encouraged To ensure continued high-quality utility services and plan for future upgrades through capital improvement projects, the Town of Estes Park periodically reviews the cost of providing services as well as projected revenue - the rates paid by customers. The Town's public electric utility is a cost-based entity that relies solely on user fees to operate. Costs and revenues must be balanced in order to maintain operations and keep utilities in line with ever-increasing federal standards and customer expectations. Rate studies also ensure equitable rates among customer classes, so that one customer class does not subsidize another. Customers are encouraged to review the rate study report and the proposed rates and determine how the rates will affect their future bills and overall expenses. The report and proposed rates can be viewed at www.estes.org/electricrates. Customers can also review this information in the vestibule outside the Police Department entrance at Town Hall, and at the Estes Valley Library. To reduce the immediate impact on customers, rate gradual increases to occur beginning with usage in January of 2021, in January of 2022, and again in January of 2023. Upcoming public meetings will include electric rate discussions. Visit www.estes.org/boardsandmeetings for date confirmation and complete meeting details: • August 25: Town Board Public Hearing to review draft rate plan and potential adoption of new rates. However, a request for a continuation of the public hearing and vote at the September 8 Town Board meeting will be submitted. • September 8 (tentative): Final public hearing and potential adoption of new rates Customers are encouraged to attend or watch the live stream or recordings of these meeting and may submit written comments to the Town Clerk beginning August 19, 2020 using the public comment form at dms.estes.org/forms/ townboardpubliccomment or emailing townclerk@estes.org.

The last electric rate studies were conducted in 2016 and 2010-2011. Another rate study was postponed due to the 2013 flood, when the Town opted to maintain its rates through the first phases of flood recovery. Municipal electric utilities like the Town of Estes Park involve two major operations - the distribution of electricity and capital improvements to the system. Power and Communications maintains a list of capital improvement projects which will improve service reliability and quality. Many of the projects replace old infrastructure with our current standards to meet today's higher demand for electric power using more robust products. a) Power and Communications will construct smart grid infrastructure in parallel with the broadband installation. Smart grid modernizes our electric grid to enable increased renewable energy resources. b) Older power poles and overhead lines are being upgraded with insulated tree cable to increase wildlife protection, increase power quality, reduce power outages and wildfire risk. c) Power and Communications will continue the deployment of smart meters. More smart fuses will be installed across the electric system to increase reliability and reduce the number of power outages. Electric rates do not support Trailblazer broadband, although our smart grid system (smart fuses and smart meters) requires a fiber network. Electric rates will fund only the smart fiber portion needed for the electric system. d) Power lines in the Allenspark area of Skinner and Ski Roads will be replaced with insulated tree cable to increase wildlife protection, increase power quality, and reduce power outages and wildfire risk. For more information on the electric rate study, please contact the Utilities Department at 970-577-3588 or ksterling@estes.org. More information is available at www.estes.org/ electricrates.


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Sweet Mona Needs A New Home

Mona’s family had to move out of state and couldn't keep her so she is now in foster care. She is a very well behaved and sweet girl, about 10 years old. Mona enjoys snuggling, brushing and being with her people.

Mona is currently living at the Pet Lodge at the Animal Medical Center. Stop by or call 970-286-1652 to meet this special cat. All pets are offered through the Pet Association of Estes Park, a non-profit organization that is your local humane society. When you adopt a dog from us, Home Sweet Home Dog Trainer offers one free session and a discounted rate of $20 for additional sessions. You can make a taxdeductible donation to the Pet Association by sending your check to P.O. Box 4342, Estes Park, CO 80517. For more information, please call 970-2861652.


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Five Fun Facts About... Chipmunks By: Dawn Wilson

This week’s featured animal is a common one, the chipmunk. Although most weeks this column focuses on just a single animal, this week’s featured animal is a group—the chipmunk. There are five chipmunks that live in Colorado, and Estes Valley is home to three of them. These include the Colorado, Uinta and the least chipmunks. 1. There are only minor identification marks that differentiate these three small members of the squirrel family from each other. The Colorado is the largest of the three at about 9

inches long and about two ounces, and has dark stripes that are mostly black. The stripes on the Uinta chipmunk are more brownish and this chipmunk has white dots on the ears. The least chipmunk is the smallest of the three at about 7 and ½ inches long, has the largest habitat range, and can appear more grayish. Even with these variations, chipmunks are extremely difficult to differentiate in the field. 2. Chipmunks differ from other ground squirrels, like the golden-mantled ground squirrel, by the stripes on the face. 3. Chipmunks are diurnal, meaning

they are active during the day. 4. Although chipmunks do hibernate, they will occasionally wake up to eat from their cache or search for nearby food, like at bird feeders. 5. Typically a solitary animal, chipmunks only come together during the mating season. This happens during the spring about 10 to 20 days after emerging from hibernation. Babies are born

in about 31 days and only stay with mom for about 40 to 50 days before they are weaned. Dawn Wilson is a professional and award-winning nature photographer who lives in Estes Park year-round. You can see more of her work, join one of her Rocky tours and purchase prints at DawnWilsonPhotography.com.


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Glen Haven Volunteer Fire Department “Burrito Drive-Thru Breakfast” Gives Thanks! From the entire community in the Glen Haven area, thank you to everyone who supported our first ever “burrito drive-thru” breakfast this unprecedented Covid year to help raise funds for our Glen Haven Area Volunteer Fire Department. It was so heartwarming to see everyone who came down to pick up their burritos, but we did miss the companionship of the pancake breakfast as in the past. We deeply apologize to those that were not able to taste our tasty burritos and for any issues with online ordering as it was our first year. Close to 760 burritos were sold. With your generosity, we were able to make a little over $10,000! This will go far to help with our operating expenses for our small volunteer fire department. Last, but not least, thank you to our sponsors shown below – we could not have done it without you! A special thank you of gratitude to Kris & Gary Hazelton from the Estes Park News who ran our ads and articles to help promote the event, Ed Grueff and the Sugar Shack, grant from the Town of Estes Park, and Steve Ayles, Manager of Dollar General. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!


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A couple months ago, the Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center introduced two different t-shirts to benefit the nonprofit community. The masked elk shirt is created by local artist and brewery owner, Wade Johnston. The aspen shirt grows out of the EPRNC’s reference to our whole community as a forest of philanthropy: we share the same roots, we grow together. The first round of 100 elk shirts sold out quickly. Another round was ordered to offer more colors and styles. Roughly 30% of all shirts sold have been boxed up for shipping. We are so grateful to friends, family, and fans across the county for supporting local nonprofits. T-shirt sales, grants, individual donations, and seed money from Village Thrift Store all combine to allow the Nonprofit Resource Center to say YES to the needs of our local community. The Nonprofit Relief Fund assures basic needs are met and essential services remain consistent now and beyond COVID. The Nonprofit Relief Fund is disbursed within Estes Park only and has granted over $41k to local nonprofits so far. We are indeed better together. Please jump online to support this nonprofit fundraiser and look great doing it. The elk shirts and aspen Tree shirts celebrating the nonprofit community are available online at EPNonprofit. square. site. EPNRC will

be selling shirts at Lumpy Ridge Brewing Co., 531 S. Saint Vrain, from 3-6 p.m. this Saturday, August 8.

The Masked Elk is here! Women’s V-neck, Men’s pocket T’s, Unisex Forrest Green...go online to epnonprofit.org to order yours today or stop by Lumpy Ridge Brewing on Saturday from 3-6 p.m.


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Cliffhanger Keeps The Book Sale Tradition Going Strong By: Sarah Walsh, Library Friends & Foundation Development Director

always changing—thanks to the regular flow of generous donations from the community. If you haven’t stopped Many of us remember this week in by recently, pay us a visit and see August as the time of the library’s big what’s new. summer book sale. From that annual August is an excellent time to stop in. tradition, an exciting new idea was Novels are on sale all this month for born: a “summer book sale” to last all $2 (hardbacks) and $1 (paperbacks), year long--in a place where book plus tax. lovers could shop all seasons of the year, and where volunteers could sort Shoppers are also reveling in our and store all those thousands of doWednesday Wonders sales. Every nated books in one happy place. Wednesday morning, we announce (in the shop and on Facebook) three Last year, Cliffhanger Used Books categories for that day’s marvelous opened its doors, inviting you to the markdowns. thrill of new discoveries--books, movies and audio--whether for you to Here are a few fun facts about enjoy or to give as gifts. Our store is Cliffhanger Used Books: nonprofit, operated by volunteers, with What’s behind the name? all sales supporting the Library “Cliffhanger” was inspired to convey Friends & Foundation. We’re open the excitement of a page-turning susyear-round, and we take your donapense yarn, with a whimsical nod to tions year-round too. our elevated local geography. The store is located next to the Post Volunteers: they staff the counter Office at 191 W. Riverside Drive. and also sort the tens of thousands of Cliffhanger is open Mondays through donations received. Last year alone, Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and 113 volunteers donated thousands of Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. All hours of their time. And a very special thanks to our team of dedicated volun- thank-you this year to our teen volunteers. teers, who are a big part of our sucYour safety is our priority. Masks are cess. Stop in and talk to us about joinrequired, and we have hand sanitizer ing our great team. for everyone entering the store. Fundraising: Cliffhanger is dediInside, you’ll enjoy an inventory that’s cated 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. 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 all part of that wonderful mosaic. 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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WHERE IS GOD IN A PANDEMIC?

I remember hearing a father, distraught over the sudden death of his son, crying out to a trusted and compassionate friend, “Where was God when my son died?” With a gentle voice his friend said: “He was in the same place He was when His own Son died!” “Where is God in troubled times?” is a question that has been wrestled with during times of disaster and trouble throughout the ages. The Hebrews questioned His presence several times during the Exodus, asking, ‘Why isn’t He giving us food? Water? Deliverance?’, even though they had seen times when He provided all these on other occasions. ‘Where is God and what will He say?’ was a question the Old Testament prophet Habakkuk asked when he learned that an enemy army was advancing on the Hebrew people. He was reminded that ‘The Lord is in His holy temple, let all the earth keep silence before Him!” God is in His ‘place’ watching out over and acting on behalf of His world and listening to the prayers of His people. We must not rebel against decisions He may make or conditions He may allow to come upon us. Some contend that the pandemic is His judgement on a world that has often rejected His will and His love. Or He may only be allowing it to happen for an unseen benefit to ourselves and others in the future. Only He knows. Certainly such a time is a good time to reflect on our relationship with Him and His willingness to hear our prayers during such times because of that relationship. The Bible says that ‘He is, and He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him!” (Hebrews 11:6) To help see if you ‘qualify’ for His help examine your response to a survey done in more normal times. These were the results: “In my view God: ‘doesn’t exist’ (7%); ‘doesn’t matter to me’ (10%); ‘is someone I’d like to know more about’ (19%); ‘is someone who is very close to me’ (49%); ‘is someone about whom I don’t know what I think’ (15%) One wonders how those people would have responded during troubled times like we are having now. Most credit the saying, “There are no atheists in foxholes,” to colorful journalist Ernie Pyle, who covered both World Wars in the twentieth century. He observed how those soldiers in danger of dying would be praying, even those who had boldly claimed no faith in a Supreme Being. One avowed ‘unbeliever’ when on his death bed was heard murmuring: “Oh, God, if there is a God; save my soul, if I have a soul; from hell, if there is a hell.” It may be easy to be smug and flippant when not in the throes of terror and fear as life hangs in the balance but situations like a pandemic are a litmus test and often awaken a feeling, even among the hardened, that there is One greater than ourselves upon whom we must rely. Such was the case with men in dire straits in Psalm 107. David describes four different groups that, like those during a pandemic, found themselves in deep distress. (1) Some were lost: “They wandered in a desolate way; they found no city to dwell in. Hungry and thirsty their soul fainted within them.” (2) Some were imprisoned or enslaved: “Those who sat in darkness and in the shadow of death, bound in affliction and irons—because they rebelled against the words of God…they fell down and there was none to help.” (3) Some were sick due to sinful choices and lifestyles: “Fools, because of their transgressions and iniquities, were afflicted. Their soul abhorred all manner of food. And they drew near the gates of death.” (4) Some, like those during our current distress, were in grave danger: “Those who go down to the sea in ships…the stormy wind lifts up the waves of the sea. They mount up to the heavens. They go down again to the depths; their soul melts because of the trouble.” When each of these faced impending doom, “they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and He saved them from their distress.” They know who to go to in such times. From those in the foxholes, as well as those in Psalms, we learn two lessons. First of all, the sad lesson that all too often people must face troubles in life before they think about God. To those who ‘believe that He is, and a rewarder of all who believe’, He is a ‘Friend, at all times’. Secondly, we learn the importance of, as David implored, ‘giving thanks unto the Lord for His goodness’ when He does step in and our lives are spared or our circumstances improved. Francis Schaeffer wrote: ‘God is there, and He is not silent’. May we see that too and draw closer to Him during these times. Bob Lewis

Estes Park Garden Club Wildflower Inventory At Lily Lake

Estes Park Garden Club invites you to join fellow gardeners at Lily Lake August 10th, 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. on an independent, socially distanced, easy walk around Lily Lake to explore and search for various wildflowers. Bring your wildflower book or phone app to identify these lovely beauties alongside

Estes Park Senior Citizens Center Menu August 10 –14 Monday, Aug 10 Signature Salad (greens topped w/cheese, croutons, pecans, corn, craisins & tomatoes) w/ Fried Chicken Breast Strips & ranch dressing Tuesday, Aug 11 Hot Roast Beef Sandwich w/ mashed potatoes, gravy & vegetables Wed., Aug 12 Taco Salad w/ Chicken Thursday, Aug 13 Meat Lasagna w/ garlic bread & side salad Friday, Aug 14 Tuna Salad Sandwich on wheat w/ homemade chips & soup

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Patty Melt Sandwich w/ pasta salad Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich (topped w/ avocado, bacon & swiss cheese) w/ homemade chips Wed., Aug 19 Trio Signature Salad (greens topped w/cheese, croutons, pecans, corn, craisins & tomatoes) topped w/ a scoop of Chicken Salad, Tuna Salad & Three-Bean Salad & ranch dressing Thursday, Aug 20 Chicken Alfredo w/ Spaghetti, garlic bread & side salad Friday, Aug 21 Salmon (4 oz) w/ Rice Pilaf & soup All noon meals are $5 for current EP Senior Citizens Center members and are by reservation only. Reservations must be made by 1:00 PM at least one business day in advance. Note, if you want to reserve a meal for Monday, August 10th, you need to call before 1:00 PM on Friday, August 7th. For reservations call 970-581-2195 and leave a detailed message. Pre-paid meal tickets and membership forms are available at the Estes Park Senior Citizens Center located at 1760 Olympian Lane and at estesparkseniors.org The Center is still closed. No Activities. Meals to Go will be delivered to your vehicle at the Senior Citizens Center! Pick up times 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Check out our website: estesparkseniors.org

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the path and surrounding areas. Capture the memories with your camera. Remember to bring (and wear) a mask, hat, sunscreen, comfortable hiking shoes, and walking poles if you use them. Also bring water and a light snack! Karen Gerber and Cathy Alper will be at the picnic tables on the South side of the lake to collect your inventory results. (Simply follow the only path turning off of the main walkway on the south side.) We will compile a master list of the flowers identified along with their locations and send this out to Garden Club members and post it on the Garden Club Facebook Page. You do not need to be a Garden Club member to participate in this informal inventory. Please note: Timed-entry reservations are required to park in both of the Lily Lake lots - you can purchase your timed entry permit by going to recreation.gov – Rocky Mountain National Park Timed Entry.


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Learn About Northern Colorado Owls

Photo by Scott Rashid By: Colorado Avian Research & Rehabilitation Institute (CARRI)

Join Scott Rashid the Director of CARRI as he discusses the 11 species of owls that inhabit Northern Colorado. Scott Rashid has been working with owls for more than 30 years. He is the author of five books including, Small Mountain Owls, Exploring the World of the Barn Owl and The Great Horned Owl an In-Depth Study. Join Scott on August 13th from 6:007:30 p.m. as he discusses the natural history of the 11 species of owls that inhabit Northern Colorado. The owls that he will be discussing include the Northern Pygmy-Owl, Boreal

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Updates From The Art Center Of Estes Park ginning at 12 p.m. Friday, August 7 and closing at 4 p.m. Monday, August 10. The winning name will be drawn at 4 p.m. and the winner notified. The next exhibit opening is scheduled for August 14 featuring Jim Sneary’s “It’s All About the Details.� Also on display in the gallery will be the outstanding work of the other Art Center artist members, including other works PRESENT EXHIBIT “Jewel Tones and Gem Stones� featur- in oil painting, watercolor, pastel, jewelry, ceramics, charcoal, graphite, ing Diana Wade and Alice League This is the final weekend to catch this glass, wood, sculpture, fiber, photography, printmaking and mixed media. exhibit which closes Monday, August The Art Center is open Friday 10. Enjoy the pastel, watercolor, mixed through Monday 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. media and collage works of Diana ART CLASSES IN AUGUST Wade and jewelry by Alice League. Sign up for our First Friday Art August 12: “Painting With Cathy Groove door prize of Alice League’s Goodale� 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. pendant “Tiger Eye.� Entries can be The August challenge is one of demade at the Art Center or by email be- sign. Take one type of animal or bird

     

        

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or insect. Join the shapes of the animal you choose into one large shape to compose your page or canvas. See photo at left to get your creative juices flowing. You create a new shape by combining shapes. Look at the negative shapes. Are they shapes with variety and interest? Bring a number of photos of the animal you choose and tracing paper. Have fun! From Cathy, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I look forward to painting outside with you, social distancing and wearing masks at 10 a.m. Estes Park class will meet outside the Art Center on August 12th. Bring your lunch or there are sandwich shops nearby. We will have enough tables to safely social distance.â&#x20AC;? August 21: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Let It Flow! Colorful Watercolor Landscapesâ&#x20AC;? with Kathleen Lanzoni 10 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4 p.m. Learn about painting colorful landscapes using the exciting medium of watercolor. The focus of the workshop will be to enjoy learning watercolor techniques in connection with design aspects of landscapes. Fee: Art Center members $67.50/non-members $75. You need to register with the Art Center for either of these classes. SOCIAL MEDIA The Art Center can be viewed not only on our website at

www.artcenterofestes.com but we are on FaceBook at Art-Center-of-EstesPark, Instagram at artcenterofep and Twitter at artcenterestes. Lars Sage, Gallery Manager conducted three interviews focusing on Abstract Art. The following link is to the second of these interviews, introducing Cynthia Price Reedy. Visit: www.facebook.com/ 116780605072409/videos/3391218404 25227 MASKS Our â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sweat Shop Teamâ&#x20AC;? continues to keep us supplied with masks of various colors and designs each for a $5 donation. The Art Center of Estes Park is a nonprofit 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 the artist and contribute to the Art Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s education and community outreach. The Art Center is located at 517 Big Thompson Avenue, in Middle Stanley Village, below Safeway and above Subway. For more information, please call the Art Center at 970-586-5882 or visit our website at www.artcenterofestes.com.


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Worth Fighting For In a world where we now feel a daily overload of bad news, we focus on the good in life, even during tough times. Lately I’ve been thinking about protest movements and the history of our country. People get angry and talk about law and order when protests become destructive but the thing is, right from the beginning, we protested, were destructive and fought violently when becoming the United States of America. We were still a colony when the Boston Tea Party, which was a destructive act against England for putting taxes on tea, occurred. “Taxation without Representation,” the protestors sang out as they destroyed an entire shipment of tea by dumping it into the harbor. This was one of the events that rallied the 13 colonies and American patriots to fight for independence. I don’t think anyone would argue that this was definitely a cause worth fighting for. These patriots wrote in the Declaration of Independence, "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal…” It said nothing about women of course. It was, after all, a different time when the sexes were divided by what they did and what they were responsible for. It was men that did the work of the government. And women were ok with this. Everyone was busy creating a new country after all. But woman

ture if at all, tactics and protests grew more extreme. By the early 1900s women began verbally attacking the couldn’t vote and what may have been administration of President Woodrow a minor thing at the time became a Wilson for obstructing the vote for major thing and, you guessed it, anwomen. A picketing campaign flew other period of protests. These banners visible to the president as he protests were very lady-like at the became in and out of the White House ginning but became more combative gates. Lobbying and petitioning to exas time went on because the fight for ert pressure upon Congress to pass an the vote took over 70 years. Can you amendment giving the right to vote to imagine? 70 years? The Women’s Sufwomen was only the beginning of the frage Movement, began in the midfinal push for the vote. The suffragists 1800s with Elizabeth Cady Stanton had already faced violence from antiand Lucretia Mott writing the Declaprotestors while demonstrating outration of Sentiments deliberately side a Chicago auditorium during the modeling it on the Declaration of InOctober 1916 presidential campaign. dependence. The second paragraph They believed they had no other opbegins with, "We hold these truths to tion but to move toward forms of civil be self-evident: that all men and disobedience. The police warned the women are created equal..." They simwomen that they would be arrested if ply added women. That’s all. Within they continued their picketing. Inithe document there were also points tially, the first arrests were in early of contention like: women were not summer with three-day sentences permitted to vote. Women were subhanded down and fines of $25. After ject to laws they had no voice in makserving the three days, the women reing. A woman, when married, had no turned to their sites in front of the legal existence. Marriage laws deWhite House. But by late summer, prived women of guardianship of chilthey were being arrested and sendren upon divorce. And this one: A tenced to 60 days. Some women were single woman was taxed if she owned transferred to an abandoned workproperty. Taxation without represenhouse located at Occoquan, Virginia. tation. Sound familiar? For many The Superintendent of Occoquan, years the suffrage movement used Raymond Whittaker was determined gentile tactics like speechmaking, to end the picketing whatever it took. marching in parades, and writing artiThe dangerous situation inside the decles. As the years wore on and it tention facility escalated and under orseemed the vote was still far in the fuders from Whittaker, forty guards with clubs went on a rampage, beating and brutalizing the jailed suffragists. This became known as the “Night of Terror.” They beat one suffragist, chained her hands to the cell bars above her head and left her there for the night. They threw another into a dark cell, slammed her head against an iron bed and knocked her out cold. Other women were dragged and beaten, choked and kicked. Publicity about the arrests and abuse led to new concern for the women and finally support for

the suffragist’s cause. The public outcry over the prisoners’ treatment led to the release of the prisoners. In a brilliant new lobbying campaign, ex-prisoners began traveling to push the suffrage amendment through Congress. In February 1919 the “Prison Special” tour began in Washington, D.C., with former prisoners traveling on a train called the “Democracy Limited. ” They even came to Denver. Their message was finally being well received. The tour helped create a ton of support for the ratification effort following the approval of the 19th Amendment. And President Woodrow Wilson? Wilson, after initially feeling indifferent about allowing women the right to vote, changed his attitude when he learned suffragists on hunger strikes were being cruelly force-fed and beaten. In January 1918, Wilson advocated for both men and women to have an equal voice in elections. His lobbying moved states to ratify the 19th Amendment in August 1920. Most people today like to say, “women were given the right to vote. ” But after over seventy years of gatherings, meetings, distributing literature, writing articles, collecting signatures, petitioning, marching, protesting, picketing, hunger strikes and civil disobedience, I say, “One hundred years ago on August 18, the 19th Amendment was ratified and after more than 70 years of struggle, women won the right to vote.” It took a lot of sacrifice to win the vote for women and this election year I hope all women will honor that sacrifice by getting out and voting. I know I will! Mary Mesropian has lived in the Estes Park area since 1994 and was the Volunteer Coordinator for Hospice of the Estes Valley in the late 90s until 2000 when she became Executive Director of Estes Valley Crisis Advocates. She retired from EVCA late 2016 and is now a Celebrant, officiating weddings and other ceremonies. Her email is maryruthdancer@yahoo.


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Estes Recycles Drive-Thru Day This Saturday August 8, 9 a.m. to Noon Dispose of old paint and paint products and shred your sensitive documents on Estes Recycles Drive-Thru Day, Saturday, August 8, from 9 to noon at the Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies on Brodie Avenue. Please note: There will be NO electronics, NO scrap metal recycling and NO Freecycle this year – just two stations, one for paint products, and one for shredding. You stay in your car and mask-wearing

volunteers from the League of Women Voters Community Recycling Committee and the Rotary Club of Estes Park will unload your trunk and then return your empty boxes. We greatly appreciate all attendees wearing masks when communicating with our volunteers through open car windows. Paint collection is offered by Bestway Painting and includes related products such as stains, primers, undercoats and sealers, caulking compounds, glues and

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Eco-Sense By: Judi Smith

In this strange world of social distancing, many activities were cancelled â&#x20AC;&#x201C; or postponed for months. Instead of skipping the Estes Recycles Day collection this year, the League of Women Voters Community Recycling Committee (CRC) has chosen to host a limited venue. Paint collection (Bestway Painting) and paper shredding (Rotary Club of Estes) will occur on August 8, but scrap metal and electronics will wait until 2021. There will also be no mattress pickup scheduled in coordination with the event. For those who have been saving metal and electronics, or who have a spare mattress â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Tthere are options! This year, Estes Recycles Day will be an outdoor only venue. Everyone on property should be masked. Attendees will remain in the vehicle while masked volunteers unload the paint or paper and return the empty boxes to the vehicle. Contact testolz@hotmail.com with questions about paint recycling. All donations for shredding services (requested minimum $10 per bankers box) go to the Rotary Scholarship Fund to support our local high school graduates in their quest for further education. Check (payable to Rotary of Estes Park Foundation) or cash only. (No credit cards / no change available due to COVID-19 precautions.) Receipts on request. Please give generously. Please take any materials collected for Freecycle (no longer hosted by Estes Recycles) to local thrift shops when they are open. Call first. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; hours are restricted during pandemic. Elizabeth Guild supports our Estes Park hospital: www.facebook.com/theelizabethguild. Village Thrift Shop supports a multitude of local non-profits through their annual grant program. www.epvillagethrift.org They each have their own protocols including variances in what they accept. Neither thrift shop accepts illegal dumping. Do not drop-off when closed. There is considerable savings to storing the mattress until there is a collaborative pickup day. However, anyone needing to jettison a mattress, please contact Springback Colorado: springbackco.org/northern-colorado. By Colorado law, electronic recycling must be done by certified E-cyclers due to the presence of both valuable resources and hazardous materials. It is illegal to place electronics into either single-stream bins or landfill containers. There are a number of electronic recyclers down along the Front Range. The A to Z lists provided by Fort Collins (Tim-

berline Center) www.fcgov.com/recycling/atoz and by Eco-cycle www.ecocycle.org/a-zguide offer guidance. Of note here, some E-cyclers accept some things free and IT Refresh offers pickup services (state-wide) for a fee. In normal years, Estes Recycles takes the electronic collection to Eco-cycle CHaRM. Fees available on-line: cleantext_url_op9q64ro84rs3126pp40trtq2t5 73to3ecocycle_CHaRMbrochure_web.pdf. Eco-cycle Covid-19 protocols include face coverings at all times on property and payment by a self-pay system limited to credit cards. no cash or checks. Also, specifically for electronics, Eco-cycle CHaRM has instituted an explicit process: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Place electronics you're dropping off for recycling in the very back of your vehicle (trunk or truck bed) so they can be easily accessed by the CHaRM staff while maintaining a safe distance. Vehicles not adhering to this requirement will be asked to exit the CHaRM yard, relocate their electronics, and come through the line again.â&#x20AC;? While my only personal knowledge of scrap metal prices is my own relationship with Andersen Sales and Salvage in Greeley, the above A to Z Lists yield 14 metal recyclers in Larimer and Boulder Counties, most of whom will buy (non electronic) scrap metal. And yet, 2/3 of recyclable metals have a diversion rate of less than 50%. Although it varies, the general rule of thumb is acceptance of anything made 50% or more of metal. Most items with a power cord or a motor qualify. If an item has a circuit board, it must be recycled with electronics. Some recyclers consider microwaves electronic and some, like Eco-cycle, consider them scrap metal. Uncle Bennyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s will buy used hardware and building supplies. www.unclebennysbuildingsupplies.com. Customers of Estes Park Power and Communications can receive a $35 rebate for recycling an old, but working (cooling) refrigerator or freezer: www.efficiencyworks.org. Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center (EPNRC) accepts donations of vehicles to be recycled at no cost to the donor. www.epnrc.org If, in this crazy time of undependable employment, there is an entrepreneurial reader interested in developing a business transporting objects to and from Front Range locations, please contact me. Agree? Disagree? Comments? RRRcyc@signsandwishes.com

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Virtual & Online Church Services The church is not a building - we may be physically separated, but we still connect. These Estes Park churches are livestreaming or making their services available on-line: Rocky Mountain Church www.rockymountainchurch.com 9:30 a.m. Sundays - Facebook: facebook.com/RockyChurchEstesPark/ YouTube: Rocky Mountain Church Summit Church-you are invited online! Watch live Sundays at 10 a.m. The church being the church, not a building. Worship services online only until further notice. Please join us at www.facebook.com/SummitEP 10:00 a.m. Sundays facebook.com/SummitEP/ Service will also be re-posted on our website: estesparkchurch.org/ Christian Church of Estes Park 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. Sundays funchurch.com Allenspark Community Church www.allensparkcommunitychurch.org Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies, Michael A. Moore, Pastor We are offering: Zoom Morning Prayer at noon MonThurs. Zoom Midweek Worship at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays Zoom Evening Worship at 6 p.m. on Sundays Please see the website for further details. pccrusa.org Mountain View Bible Fellowship is on line Sunday morning at 10:30 at www.mvbf.org or YouTube: Mountain View Bible Fellowship. We are also making our Sunday Connection Bible Study available on line at www.mvbf.org/ministries/adults/sunday-connection/ Scroll all the way to the bottom of the page to

find the latest study. Estes Park Baptist Church, 2200 Mall Rd. Join us online Sundays at 10:30 a.m. on Facebook or at epbc.freeonlinechurch.com/live. Our calling is to keep the faithful engaged in preaching God's word. Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church-On-line Sunday Worship, with virtual Holy Communion. Link to each Sunday worship on website at www.smlcestes.org EPIC Church Pastors Mark and Alice Wettengel invite you to EPIC (Estes Park International Church, a spirit filled church). Streaming services at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday and 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays. www.facebook.com/EstesParkInternationalChurch Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church-Virtual service at 10:00 a.m. on Sundays on Facebook. Go to www.facebook.com/olmestes2020/ Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church - LCMS www.mtcalvaryep.org Services online until further notice. Divine Service Sunday 9 a.m. Bible study Thursday 10 a.m. Visit our website for ZOOM link to online services. The United Methodist Church of Estes Park Online service each week - Link posted on Facebook (EPUMC), website (EPUMC.org), and on our YouTube channel (Estes Park United Methodist Church). If your church has upcoming services, virtual or otherwise, please email them to us at kris@epnews.com by any Tuesday at noon for that Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s publication.


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The Story Of Jean Weaver 2020 offers all of us the opportunity to celebrate not only the passage of the 19th Amendment but also the achievements of women over that last 100 years. Celebrations are planned nation-wide, in every state and in local communities. A number of local organizations and community leaders, under the leadership of Jean McGuire, have formed a committee to coordinate the local celebration under the title, “100 Years: A Celebration of Women.” As a part of the festivities, we plan to collect stories about Estes Valley women in the form of paragraphs. Submission period: now to August 26. Maximum length: 200 words, A story about any woman with a connection to Estes Park. These paragraphs will be collected by the Estes Valley Library. They will then appear in the local newspapers and 100 will be chosen to be published as a booklet for November release. Submit your paragraphs digitally (preferred) to chomanwendell@estesvalleylibrary.org or hard copy to the front desk. Here is the next of the submissions.

open a photo album, or identify a common wildflower, or convince anyone they could climb Longs Peak. Jean was the eternal annotator, “collector of clippings,” Holden Caulfield’s better angel mixed with Euell Gibbons meets Mr. Rogers. A copy of a Caroline Bancroft paperback history of the Tabors with Jean’s simple, handwritten “bookplate” brings this thought to mind: The contrast between Lizzie McCourt Tabor and Jean Weaver could not have been more stark: One ex-

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Jean Weaver was fiercely proud of who she was and spent little time pondering who she was not. She tackled life on her own terms, cared little for following the acceptable pathways of social or career advancement available to women, yet she accomplished more for her adopted hometown of Estes Park than many given a three-generation, or six-digit trust fund, head start. Jean was a catalyst. Other folks relied on her to “strike the match.” Dependable and essential, she was a constant steward and student – never too prideful to pull from the trash something carelessly thrown away by others … never too important to stop and

tracted, the other renewed. One wasted thousands in frivolous show, the other lived frugally, by choice. One died penniless and alone, one left this world enriched beyond measure, surrounded by close friends. Jean Weaver could make anything grow.

The Story Of Ruth Deffenbaugh 2020 offers all of us the opportunity to celebrate not only the passage of the 19th Amendment but also the achievements of women over that last 100 years. Celebrations are planned nation-wide, in every state and in local communities. A number of local organizations and community leaders, under the leadership of Jean McGuire, have formed a committee to coordinate the local celebration under the title, “100 Years: A Celebration of Women.” As a part of the festivities, we plan to collect stories about Estes Valley women in the form of paragraphs. Submission period: now to August 26. Maximum length: 200 words, A story about any woman with a connection to Estes Park. These paragraphs will be collected by the Estes Valley Library. They will then appear in the local newspapers and 100 will be chosen to be published as a booklet for November release. Submit your paragraphs digitally (preferred) to chomanwendell@estesvalleylibrary.org or hard copy to the front desk. Here is the next of the submissions. By: Steve Mitchell

Ruth Deffenbaugh moved to Estes Park in 1970 after working for the Central Intelligence Agency in Vienna and the Denver Petroleum Club. The

Woman’s Club needed a new librarian so they hired Ruth at $1.80 an hour, the minimum wage. Open only 26 hours a week, the library had 18,000 very old books, many gifts as people cleared their shelves. Intent on modernizing, Ruth weeded the collection, boxed the books for a summer book sale and leased new bestsellers from the McNaughton lease program. Ruth and new hire, Lennie Bemiss developed a pamphlet file and began a local and Colorado history collection. They organized volunteers to produce a newspaper index and an oral history program. The library offered book programs to local clubs, including talks by authors Joan Greenberg and Clive Cussler. In 1978, the library built a 900square-foot addition for the Colorado collection and a staff workroom. By this time the Town of Estes Park was funding salaries, utilities and insurance. When Ruth left in 1980, the Estes Park Public Library had increased its summer hours to 66 hours a week and enlarged the staff to 10 to 12 full and part-time Town employees with benefits.

The Story Of Leanne Benton, A Wellspring Of Wildflower Wisdom 2020 offers all of us the opportunity to celebrate not only the passage of the 19th Amendment but also the achievements of women over that last 100 years. Celebrations are planned nation-wide, in every state and in local communities. A number of local organizations and community leaders, under the leadership of Jean McGuire, have formed a committee to coordinate the local celebration under the title, “100 Years: A Celebration of Women.” As a part of the festivities, we plan to collect stories about Estes Valley women in the form of paragraphs. Submission period: now to August 26. Maximum length: 200 words, A story about any woman with a connection to Estes Park. These paragraphs will be collected by the Estes Valley Library. They will then appear in the local newspapers and 100 will be chosen to be published as a booklet for November release. Submit your paragraphs digitally (preferred) to choman-

wendell@estesvalleylibrary.org or hard copy to the front desk. Here is the next of the submissions. By: Jean Muenchrath

Leanne Benton’s passion for wildflowers is rooted in her childhood. Her love for nature sprouted during summer visits to her family’s cabin north of California’s Yosemite National Park. Her kinship with wildflowers blossomed later while working as an interpretive naturalist at Rocky Mountain National Park. This Estes Valley resident has cultivated an extensive understanding of mountain flora. Since 1981 Leanne has zealously photo-documented countless species and their phenology in the Colorado Rockies. She has training in the medicinal uses of plants and even makes botanical remedies to support her own health! Leanne thrives on sharing her deep respect and affection for ethnobotany, alpine wildflowers and plant ecology. She’s taught seminars for the Rocky Mountain Conservancy and has also been involved with weed education for the Estes Land Stewardship Association. Today she imparts her wildflower wisdom at the annual Crested Butte Wildflower Festival. Leanne believes a close relationship and authentic experiences with the natural world is essential to our health and well-being. Through her knowledge she sows the seeds for others to love and value wildflowers.


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Allenspark Hilltop Guild Hosts Second Saturday Mini Bazaar This Saturday, Aug. 8 For the past 72 years, The Hilltop Guild in Allenspark has presented its Annual Bazaar on the first Saturday in August. But thanks to COVID-19, that didn’t happen. “We just couldn’t host that many people in a safe manner, ” said Hilltop Guild President Donna Squyres. “Since we still want to provide funding for scholarships, special projects, building maintenance and fundraising for the Fire Department in Allenspark, we had to come up with a different solution. ” The Hilltop Guild is now hosting “Second Saturdays” during August, September and October. This Saturday, August 8 from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. You can shop for crafts, art, woven goods, homemade peanut brittle, jellies, used ley House is located at 18720 Highway books, collectibles and more at The 7; fifteen miles from Lyons, and just 30 Kelley House in Allenspark. The KelThis week, this bull elk wandered over to meet Rosemary and Brian Donahue’s llama, Springer and Rosemary captured this special “nose to nose” moment.

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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 including 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, Country Kitchen baked goods and crafts. The White Elephant House in back will also be open with used household goods, books, collectibles, toys, outdoor gear and more. Eight shoppers will be allowed into The Kelley House at a time and there will be two Guild members on hand to answer questions and two others serving as cashiers on the front porch. Checks, cash and credit cards are accepted. Facemasks and social distancing are required. Other dates for Second Saturday include September 12 and October 10. In addition, you can find quilts and other woven goods every day at The Old Gallery in Allenspark. Squyres said, “We’re so grateful to be able to share this space and create revenue for our projects.” The Hilltop Guild is requesting cash donations for basic operations expenses including insurance and utilities. “Most of our membership has donated. We’re so grateful for that support, but we need more financial assistance to make up for the loss of our annual Bazaar,” Squyres added. We’re hoping members of the Peak to Peak community will support us, as we’ve supported them through the years. 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. 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 Squyres. The group is also responsible for maintaining the site of the historic Allen cabin, the original homestead in Allenspark and the Bunce School, a Historic Designation from the State of Colorado and County of Boulder, which 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.

Our Atomic Age The Quaker/ Unitarian Group now meets via ZOOM each Sunday morning. At 10:30 is a social time; then at 11:00 a.m. discussion will follow. All are invited. Please join us. For details; contact Randy Maharry at rmaharry42@yahoo.com.

Our speaker for this Sunday, August 9th, is Rich Andrews. His topic is Nuclear Power and weapons, spent nuclear fuel, and related public health and environmental issues. Rich is chemical engineer by training and an environmental activist.


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What’s Happening At The Estes Valley Library SUMMER READING CHALLENGE MET 259,547 Total Reading Minutes This year’s Community Summer Reading Challenge has been achieved. The library set a community goal of 250,000 total reading minutes. And on the final day of the promotion, Estes Valley readers of all ages had logged a combined 259,547 minutes. Congratulations to all participants, and continue to enjoy reading all year long.

LIBRARY HOURS Building Open with Limited Hours Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Library collections are open for check-out. A limited number of computers are available, with printing. The second floor and all meeting and study rooms are closed until further notice. Free Wi-Fi available outdoors 24/7. Curbside Service by Appointment Mondays-Fridays 2 - 5 p.m. Place holds, then watch for an email notice, and schedule a convenient pick-up time. Full details at

estesvalleylibrary.org. Special Order—Just for You Whether you’re busy, or just looking for new authors, the library is offering a convenient new service called “Special Order—Just for You.” Visit estesvalleylibrary.org for an online form, where you can list authors and media that appeal to you, and the library will bundle books, movies and more matched to your interests. CURRENT AFFAIRS Book Discussion: “How to be an Anti-Racist” Mondays, Aug. 10 and 17, via Zoom Bestselling author Ibram X. Kendi draws upon history as well as personal narrative to consider what an antiracist society might look like. A twopart discussion held in partnership with Estes Valley Crisis Advocates. Participants may choose either the 10:30 a.m. or 6:30 p.m. discussion time. Register at estesvalleylibrary.org SELF-CARE Self-Care, with guest Hannah Knox Monday, Aug. 10, 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., online Join special guest Hannah Knox, former local Mental Health Clinician, as she shares strategies for self-care during a year when many of our normal routines have been interrupted. Watch this encore online program on August

Library Volunteer Spotlight: Marilyn Irwin Marilyn Irwin is one of the many volunteers for the Estes Valley Library Friends & Foundation. You might meet Marilyn on Thursdays at Cliffhanger Used Books where she works as Manager of the Day. Marilyn is originally from Iowa. While her parents did not encourage outdoor adventures, Marilyn often visited her grandparents who lived in a small town where she had many opportunities to explore the great outdoors. This love of the outdoors grew into a love of the mountains on a vacation to Rocky Mountain National Park in 1979. At Rocky, Marilyn discovered hiking and the thrill of being up high. After buying a house in Estes in 1987, she moved here permanently in 2001. Marilyn has a son, Ben, and a three-year old granddaughter, Ramona. With a BS and an MS in Education, Marilyn taught elementary grades for 33 years, no small feat! Then in 1990, she started working during the summers as a park ranger in Rocky, dis-

covering that she loved offering educational programs in visitor centers and in the field. Her speciality was first-person narrative programs, acting the part of someone else and telling of their adventures in the Park. She added other duties to this, which included helping prepare for the Park centennial celebrations in 2015. She retired last year after 29 years, calling her Park experience: “the best job I ever had.” Marilyn has traveled to all 50 states and also to Germany, where she worked during her college years. Of her volunteer role at Cliffhanger, Marilyn says: “This position fills several interests that I have: books, old things and working with other volunteers. It feels good to give something back to the town and the people of Estes Park.” The library says, “Thank you Marilyn. We are privileged to have you on the team!” Visit the "Volunteer" link at estesvalleylibrary.org to learn about current opportunities.

10, or view the recording later. Transforming the Journey of Loss A free six-part online workshop for anyone experiencing a loss in their life. Led by local author and grief specialist Dayle Spencer. Participants may attend anytime and view the content at their own pace. Includes a free workbook download. Online program now available in English or Spanish. Details at estesvalleylibrary.org. KIDS DIY Storybook Explorers: “Little Red Fort” Available August 10 - 14 Visit the library and take home an early-literacy read-aloud kit that includes the book Little Red Fort by Brenda Maier, an activity sheet, a ruler and measuring tape. Pick up a kit in the Children’s Room or call to have

one reserved. Crafting and Doodling with Chase Now on library’s YouTube channel Sharpen your art skills while enjoying the creativity of self-expression. Children’s Librarian Chase Chauffe leads all ages through the steps of achieving creative artwork. This week’s lessons feature mixed media. Watch anytime. STORYTIMES Preschool and Baby Storytimes Online New each week on YouTube Children ages 0 to 6 and their families can enjoy stories, songs, puppets and activities, online each week with new themes. See the upcoming roster at estesvalleylibrary.org and watch previous recordings on the library’s YouTube channel. Spanish Read-Aloud with Gretel Weekly on library’s YouTube channel Enjoy Spanish-language storybooks read aloud—and count your minutes listening toward your prize log for the Summer Reading Program. Early Childhood Music Workshops Now on library’s YouTube channel Music is a great stimulus for children’s cognitive development. Join local music therapist Nancy Bell for learning inspired through songs, especially for kids ages 0 to 6. Now online at estesvalleylibrary.org.


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Bright Christmas Taking Donations For School Supplies The new school year starts on August 25th and it’s time to start thinking of school supplies! Bright Christmas is ready to assist the families in our community who need help with the increasing expense of school supplies by taking donations of new supplies and, through the generosity of our donors, purchasing supplies. In partnership with Crossroads Ministry and the schools, qualified students can get their supplies at Crossroads, 851 Dry Gulch Rd, starting on Monday, August 17th. If you are a family who would like help with supplies for your children, please contact Crossroads 970-5770610 to register your child/children for school supplies. You do not have to be a Crossroads client to get assistance with this opportunity! We are asking for donations of the following items (please, no crayons) : • Glue sticks • #2 pencils (mechanical or wood)

• 1” 3 ring binders • Single subject spiral notebook college ruled • Wire bound sketch pads • Single subject spiral notebook wide ruled You can drop off any new school supplies at MedX, 158 1st St., or Ace Hardware at 561 Lone Pine Drive. 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 36th year of providing a “helping hand” to our community’s families in need. Thank you for your continuing support of the Bright Christmas program.

¡El nuevo año escolar comienza el 25 de agosto y es hora de empezar a pensar en los útiles escolares! La organización Bright Christmas está lista para ayudar a las familias de nuestra comunidad que necesitan ayuda con el aumento de los gastos de los útiles escolares mediante la obtención de donaciones de nuevos suministros y, a través de la generosidad de nuestros donantes, la compra de suministros. En asociación con Crossroads Ministry y las escuelas, los estudiantes calificados pueden obtener sus suministros en Crossroads (851 Dry Gulch Rd) a partir del lunes 17 de agosto. Si usted es una familia que desea ayuda con los suministros para sus hijos, comuníquese con Crossroads (970 5770610) para registrar a su hijo/niños para los útiles escolares. ¡Usted no tiene que ser un cliente de Crossroads para obtener ayuda con esta oportunidad! Estamos pidiendo donaciones de los siguientes artículos (por favor, no lápices de crayones) : • Palos de pegamento • Lápices #2 (mecánicos o de madera) • Carpetas de 3 anillos de 1” pulgada

• Cuaderno de un solo tema-college ruled • Cuaderno para dibujo atados por alambre • Cuaderno de un solo tema-wide ruled Puede dejar cualquier material escolar nuevo en MedX, 158 1st St. (justo al frente de la autopista 7), o en Ace Hardware 561 Lone Pine Drive (detrás del Arca de la autopista 34). Si desea donar fondos para ayudarnos con el costo de la compra de útiles escolares, envíe un cheque a Bright Christmas, P.O. Box 2981, Estes Park, Co. 80517. Somos una organización sin fines de lucro 501(c) 3. Su donación es deducible de impuestos. Puede comunicarse con Nancy al 970481-4390 para obtener más información. Este es nuestro 36 año de proporcionar una "mano de ayuda" a las familias necesitadas de nuestra comunidad. Gracias por su continuo apoyo al programa Bright Christmas.

Photo by Robert Burns

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

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.

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

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

Baby ptarmigan photo by Robert Burns

Fall River Group of AA The Fall River Group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets daily at noon. Also: Sunday morning-7 a.m. Sunday- 7:00 p.m.-open Monday-5:30 p.m.-Women’s Study & 7:00 p.m.-open Wednesday 7 p.m.-open Friday 7 p.m.-open Meeting location is 453 W. Elkhorn Ave. We welcome friends and visitors to attend these open meetings.

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

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. 453 W. Elkhorn.


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Douglas James Albrecht Douglas James Albrecht passed away peacefully in his home on July 31, 2020 after a brief battle with brain cancer. Doug was born on March 26, 1952 to Otto C. (Bud) and Marian Albrecht in Sioux City, IA. After graduating from East High in 1970, Doug continued education at Briar Cliff and Iowa State. Ultimately, he took on a managerial position with the family business at Albrecht Cycle Shop. On October 26, 1974, Doug married Valerie Jean Johnstone in Sioux City. They went on to have a family of three daughters and multiple pets. Doug was an avid bicyclist and loved spending time with his family outdoors, especially in the mountains of Estes Park. This is where he and Va-

lerie would enjoy their retirement. Doug is survived by his wife, Valerie, their three daughters: Courtney (Brandon), Nikki (Matt), and Lindsay (Eric), his father, Otto C., and his sister, Cindy (Kevin, Adam, Ashley), his four beloved grandchildren: Taylor, Braylon, Griffin, and Allister and brothers in law Butch Johnstone (Debbie) and Derek Johnstone. He is preceded in death by his mother, Marian. The family will hold a private ceremony in Estes Park. In lieu of gifts, the family requests a donation be made to the Hospice of Estes Valley in care of Allnutt Funeral Service 1302 Graves Ave. Estes Park, CO 80517. See www.allnuttestespark.com to send a message to Doug’s family.

Donald Dale Bender Don Bender, 91, died July 27 at his home in Estes Park after a short illness. He was born April 14, 1929 in Ft. Collins, the son of William and Katherine Martin Bender. He attended school in Greeley, graduating from Greeley Central High School. Don served in the U. S. Navy from 1948 to 1952, and then attended the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, where he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and president of the senior class. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1955 and a Master of Arts in 1956. He and class mate Martha (Marty) Hays were married following graduation on May 26, 1956 and the couple then began a more than 30-year teaching career at Pomona Unified School district, Pomona, California. Marty Bender taught in the middle school and later became a middle school and high school counselor. Don was a math teacher, and school administrator and, after receiving another Master's Degree from CalState, Fullerton, became one of the school district's psychologists. Their Colorado ties were strong and they spent holidays and every summer at their home in Estes Park, starting in 1968. Following their retirement they moved permanently to Estes Park in 1990.

Stephen Allen Holgorsen Stephen Allen Holgorsen, 74, of Pearland, TX, passed away on July 19, 2020 at home with his family after a six year battle with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Steve was born in Davenport, IA on April 18, 1946 to William and Margaret Holgorsen where his family was very active at the First Presbyterian Church. He married Patricia Burlingame on October 9, 1967 and was a devoted husband for 53 years. Steve joined the United States Army and was a proud veteran the remainder of his life. He worked for Snap-On Tools as a dealer and field manager, and then as the owner of Napa Auto Parts store in Mt. Pleasant, IA where his family resided from 1976-1992. Steve enjoyed attending all activities of his three sons, Brett, Dana, and Nick as he proudly supported each one in their collegiate sports endeavors. Steve and Pat moved to Estes Park, CO where they ran a gift store and Steve worked as a custom home builder. They later moved to Morgantown, WV where Steve made many dear friends and was a constant presence around the West Vir-

ginia University football program, rarely missing a practice or game. His final move to Houston, TX allowed him to have the same experience with the University of Houston football program, as well as being closer to family. He was prececed in death by his father and mother, brother, Bill Horlgorsen II, all of Davenport, IA and his sister, Margo Garnett of Medord, OR. Steve cherished his family, especially his eight grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Pat; sons Brett and wife Lesley of Houston, TX; Dana, Houston,TX; Nick and wife Kelle, Charlotte, NC; brother Paul Horgorsen and wife Debbi, Estes Park, CO; ‘Grandma’ Betty Burlingame, Davenport, IA; grandchildren: Clayton, Garrett, Logan, McClayne, Karlyn of Houston, TX; Addyson, Kaden, and Alayna of Charlotte, NC. A virtual memorial will be conducted at River Pointe Church in Missouri City, TX in the near future. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Steve’s name to IPF Foundation, a non-profit organization supportingresearch of fibrosis. www.ipffoundation.org.

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They have both been active in Estes' community affairs. Don was treasurer for the Estes Music Festival Board during its existence, a volunteer with the Estes Valley Land Trust and on the Library Foundation board. They established the Don and Marty Bender Scholarship for students going into teaching at the University of Northern Colorado and were involved with Cumbres, an Innovative Teacher Education Program at UNC for future ESL and bilingual educators. Don was preceded in death by his parents, by his stepfather, Roscoe Gall, and by four brothers and two sisters. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Marty, in Estes Park and by nieces and nephews. Memorial donations may be made in his name to the Estes Valley Library Foundation, Estes Valley Crises Advocates, P.O. Box 1287, Estes Park or to a charity of your choice.

It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of Zain Alexander Robidart on July 31st, 2020 in Gillette, Wyoming. A celebration of his life will be held at Walker Funeral Home in Gillette, Wyoming, Wednesday on August 5th, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. There will be a reception to follow at the Greenway Event Center, 2200 Greenway Drive, Gillette. Zain was born to Marcie Robidart and Joel Robidart, in Estes Park, Colorado on November 26th, 1996. Zain graduated from the Wyoming Cowboy Academy in 2013, joining the Air Force at the early age of 17. Zain loved travel and new experiences. In his short life, he lived in Colorado, Wyoming, Texas, Utah, Oklahoma and Hawaii. He had a predilection for the beaches of Mexico and most recently spent a short time in Paris. Along with his huge heart, Zain

was known for his distinctive sense of humor. While he made those around him laugh, he was always up for serious conversations about anything from esoteric theories to optimum physical fitness. While Zain’s life was short, it was full, and although we will miss him every day, especially his witty sarcasm, he will live in our hearts forever. Zain is survived by his parents Marcie Robidart of Denver, Colorado and Joel and Renee Robidart of Gillette, Wyoming, his three brothers Kayle (Madison), Rocco and Rayce, grandparents Peggy (Scott) Robidart, Monica Sigler, Jeff (Ginny) Sigler, and countless extended family and friends. Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Walker Funeral Home, 410 Medical Arts Court, Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at www.walkerfuneralgillette.com


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Please contact Javier at javyercyto@aol.com or come directly to 820 Moraine to speak with Javier or Armando.

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

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Moosely Tees & The Lazy Moose 2 part-time or 1 full-time positions available. Temporary position through Dec. with potential for yearround. Retails sales position $12-15 DOE. Evenings and weekend availability a must. Sign on bonus for immediate start. Apply in person at 124 or 140 E Elkhorn Ave.

Now hiring! Breakfast, lunch and dinner Dishwashers, Bussers, Pantry, Food Runners, Hosts, Banquet and Warehouse Delivery staff. Please submit your information and a copy of your resume for consideration. Visit our website at www.dunraveninn.com and join our team!

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• Front Desk • Maintenance • Room Prep • Landscaping • Painting Apply at, mail or email resume to: Fawn Valley Inn, 2760 Fall River Road, Estes Park, CO 80517 Email: patrickt@rockymtnresorts.com

We’re gearing up for the summer season and hiring for the following positions starting at $13.80/hr.: • Checker • Courtesy Clerk • Day-Stocker • Overnight Stocker • Bakery Clerk • Deli Clerk • Produce Clerk • Seafood Clerk • Cake Decorator • Meat Cutter Get your application at: www.careersatsafeway.com. After your application has been completed, please call our hiring manager Ann at 970.586.4447.


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Village Laundry is in need of Attendants. Competitive pay, starting at $14.00 per hour. Flexible hours. Year round job. Send your resume to: villagelaundry1@gmail.com or pick up application at 172 S. St. Vrain Ave.

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Positions Needed Line Cooks - with experience for breakfast & dinner Servers - breakfast & dinner Hostess - Dishwasher Call 970-889-0602 or apply at: 900 Moraine Ave.

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Now hiring Waitstaff and Hosts. Please email Jenny at jennyallred2017@gmail.com or speak directly to Jenny at the Hangar as well at 1480 Golf Course Road.

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Full details on open positions can be found at estes.org/jobs. The Town of Estes Park is accepting applications for:

Aldrich Builders is seeking Interior Trimmer - full time Carpenter’s Apprentice - full time please call 970-586-5796.

Della Terra Mountain Chateau, a unique, upscale lodging and wedding venue, is seeking a year round experienced housekeeper to join our talented team. Varied shifts available. Starting wage $15/hr, Apply in person at 3501 Fall River Road, Estes Park or email info@dellaterramountainchateau.com

Journey Lineworker Close Date: Open until filled

ESTES PARK SCHOOL DISTRICT R-3 Vacancy Announcement Estes Park School District has vacancies in the following areas: K-3 Literacy Paraprofessionals Health Aide Paraprofessionals Long-Term Teacher Substitutes Mental Health Clinician Part-Time Occupational Therapist Student Nutrition Services Coordinator Transportation Please visit www.applitrack.com/estesschools/onlineapp/ for full job descriptions and to apply. Only online applications accepted. Up to five years of similar work experience may be granted. Positions are open until filled

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Estes Park Board of Appeals Plumbing Experience Close Date: Open until filled Parks Advisory Board 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 www.estes.org/ jobs Return Application to: Town of Estes Park, Attn: HR; by mail to PO Box 1200, Estes Park, CO 80517; or via Email to HR@Estes.org 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.

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Commercial Spaces for sale and lease. Call Eric. Anderson Realty. 586-2950 Need Help Around The House? I do household Concrete Services: chores, yard work, housekeeping, run errands, auto Driveways-Patios-RV detailing & yes... I do winDemo-haul-frame-pour dows! I am a long time Call Today for your FREE resident having now lived Estimate in Estes Park for 38 yrs! Alfonso Regalado Plenty of references! 970-412-0332 Call Janice at 970-215-6612. Let me help you!

Sewing/Alterations

Masks by ReMixed! Fun, washable, reusable, 100% cotton, contoured or pleated, 2 layer pocket, nose wire. 970-492-5446 remixedstore@outlook.com

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

Other-Misc Car for Rent - Int’l DL 970-690-6509

MISCELLANEOUS

SALES

Plaintiffs: Kenneth Michael Uhrich v. Defendants: CODY WYKERT; ARTHUR R. HOVDA; ALL UNKNOWN PERSONS WHO CLAIM ANY INTEREST IN THE SUBJECT MATTER OF THIS ACTION Case Number: 2020CV30386 Property Address: Lot 35, Estes Park EST 2nd, Larimer County, State of Colorado TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANT(S): You are hereby summoned and required to appear and defend against the claims of the complaint filed with the court in this action, by filing with the clerk of this court an answer or other response. You are required to file your answer or other response within 35 days after the service of this summons upon you. Service of this summons shall be complete on the day of the last publication. A copy of the complaint may be obtained from the clerk of the court. If you fail to file your answer or other response to the complaint in writing within 35 days after the date of the last publication, judgment by default may be rendered against you by the court for the relief demanded in the complaint without further notice.

Garage Sales

This is an action for: QUIET TITLE Respectfully submitted, Frascona, Joiner, Goodman and Greenstein, P.C. Saturday 8 - noon. Phillip M. Khalife, No. 46333 701 Ramshorn Dr. 4750 Table Mesa Drive Oak Chairs, Girls size 10, Boulder, CO 80305-5541 lots of misc. stuff priced to (303) 494-3000 Email: phil@frascona.com sell. masks requested

ESTATE/GARAGE SALE Saturday, August 15 8 am - 2 pm One Day Only - No Early Birds! Furniture, luggage, antiques, lamps, bed quilts, backpacks, misc 1450 Meadow Lane (in Charles Heights subd) Please Wear a Mask

Public Notices

NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE APPLICATION WITH USDA RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND NOTICE OF VIRTUAL PUBLIC MEETING Upper Thompson Sanitation District, Estes Park, Colorado, intends to file an application for fed‐ WANTED - Travel Partner eral financial assistance with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development. The Non smoker, no pets. District is seeking financial assistance to develop a new wastewater treatment facility and sys‐ Traveling back to San tem improvements. Francisco Bay area after The public is invited to join Upper Thompson Sanitation District’s virtual Regular Board Meeting Labor Day. Date flexible on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, at 4:00 p.m., via Zoom videotelephony technology, to learn about through mid September. the New Wastewater Treatment Facility and System Improvements Project and offer comment Share driving. Will pay to the Board of Directors about the Project. gas. Partner responsible Please contact District Manager, Chris Bieker, at 970‐586‐4544 or chris@utsd.org to request Estate Sales for own lodging and food. information to join the virtual meeting via video webinar or telephone using the Zoom platform. Contact me at Written public comment may be submitted via email to District Manager, Chris Bieker, at bevatbayside@gmail.com. ESTATE/GARAGE SALE; chris@utsd.org. Need to have one, but Will discuss details. Upper Thompson Sanitation District (UTSD) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and seems overwhelming. References required. applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender We do the work, you make identity or gender expression, religion, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, or sexual MASKS- washable, synthe $. Local, Affordable, orientation in employment or in any program or activity conducted by the District. The District will make thetic filter 2 cotton layers References. CALL NOW reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities. If any person has a disability bendable nose fun prints + and requires a reasonable accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact District Manager, 970-215-5548 patriotic Available @ Mr. Chris Bieker, three days before the event via email at chris@utsd.org, or telephone at 970.586.4544, Rocky Mountain Pharmacy or dial 711 to connect with Relay Colorado.

Misc.

PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS BUILDER ARCHITECTURE

ACCOUNTING Tax Minimization

CARPET CLEANING

QuickBooks Support

CLOUD@CCOUNTING

MuellerPyeCPA.com

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DECK BUILDING/REPAIR

DRYWALL CONTRACTOR

ELECTRICIANS

GENERAL CONTRACTOR

CELEBRATING

25 YEARS 1993-2018

Design | Build | Remodel

General Contractors | Timber Frame & Log Homes Serving the Colorado Northwest Mountains since 1993

970-586-7711 | www.ldwatkins.com

COMPUTER SERVICES ENGINEERING

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

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

FLOORING


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HOT TUBS & POOL SERVICES

MAINTENANCE/REPAIR SERVICES

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LANDSCAPING

Sustainable Soluç?&#x20AC;ons Landscaping â&#x20AC;˘ Planting â&#x20AC;˘ Stonework â&#x20AC;˘ Maintenance Jeff Schmitt Owner

GLASS - NEW / REPLACEMENT

970.616.2703

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â&#x20AC;˘ Tree Care â&#x20AC;˘ Fencing â&#x20AC;˘ Irrigation 20 Years Experience Horticulture Background Licensed and Insured Locally Owned and Operated

LINEN SUPPLY -LAUNDRY SERVICE

HEARING & TINNITUS CARE

MAINTENANCE/REPAIR SERVICES

OPTOMETRIST

Cory D. Workman, Au.D. Phone: 970-586-5255 â&#x20AC;˘ Hearing Aids / New & Repair â&#x20AC;˘ Hearing Evaluations â&#x20AC;˘ Hearing Protection â&#x20AC;˘ Ear Care / Wax Removal â&#x20AC;˘ Dizziness / Balance

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

HOME LIGHTNING PROTECTION

PAINTING

LIGHTNING DEFENSE SYSTEMS TIM STOLZ Owner

P.O. Box 4590 Estes Park, CO 80517

970-518-4001

testolz@hotmail.com www.lightningdefensesystems.com

Call us for all of your painting or staining needs!

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PLUMBING AND HEATING

POWER GENERATION

PRINTING

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ROOFING

SECURITY HOME WATCH

TREE SERVICE

PROPANE PASSPORT PHOTOGRAPHY

Property Pruners Full Tree Service, Landscaping and Fire Mitigation. Snow Removal and Yard Cleaning

REAL ESTATE PEST CONTROL

Licensed & Insured

WINDOW CLEANING

RENTAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

PHYSICAL THERAPY

343 S. St. Vrain Ave. #6 Estes Park, CO 80517 Steven@EPPruners.com Office: (970) 966-5113 propertypruners.com


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