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August 20, 2021

Moose Mania Five Fun Facts Continuing “Moose Mania” with Dawn Wilson’s educational and entertaining series. See page 20. Photo by Dawn Wilson

The 6th Annual

Friends of Folk Festival The Estes Arts District presents this free, multi-talent concert supporting the legacy of Dick Orleans with live music. See pages 10, 11 & 18. Art design by Greg Miles

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Larimer County Health Officials Strongly Recommend Residents Wear Masks In Indoor Settings As COVID-19 Increases

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Due to the rapidly increasing threat of the Delta variant, primarily among unvaccinated people, Larimer County Health officials are calling on unvaccinated residents to make the decision to get vaccinated without delay. Additionally, officials are strongly recommending that all community members, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, wear masks in public indoor settings to prevent the spread of COVID-19. “There are simply not enough people vaccinated yet and wearing masks in public indoor settings is an additional step we can all take to reduce the spread of the virus,” says Tom Gonzales, Larimer County Public Health Director. The B.1.617.2 Delta variant is now the predominant strain of the virus spreading in Larimer County. Many residents have reported not knowing where they were exposed, indicating a high level of community transmission. In addition to being more contagious than previous variants, some data suggest the Delta variant might cause more severe illness than previous strains in unvaccinated persons. • In just the past two weeks, the sevenday case rate has doubled while the rate of positivity has also jumped above 7% in Larimer County. • Of Larimer County residents admit-

ted to the hospital with a confirmed case of COVID-19 from May 1 to August 9, 2021, 85% were unvaccinated and 3% were only partially vaccinated. • The COVID-19 vaccines authorized in the United States are highly effective at preventing severe disease and death, including against the Delta variant, but no vaccine is 100% effective. • Some fully vaccinated people will become infected (called a breakthrough infection) and experience illness. For such people, the vaccine still provides strong protection against serious illness, hospitalization, and death. • Some data show that vaccinated individuals who experience a breakthrough case caused by the Delta variant may be able to transmit the virus to others. This data prompted the CDC to recently recommend mask-wearing indoors for everyone, including those who are vaccinated. “The COVID-19 vaccine data continues to demonstrate that the vaccines are overall safe and effective even against the variants currently circulating. In fact, they are now recommended for use during pregnancy based on data supporting their safety and effectiveness in pregnant patients,” says Paul Mayer, MD, Medical Officer Larimer County. “The impact of the Delta variant is set-

ting us back. Larimer County is once again experiencing a high case rate and, unfortunately, increasing hospitalizations. Vaccination and masking are the best tools that we have for turning things around and ending this surge,” says Tom Gonzales, Larimer County Public Health Director. Variant data, including a list of all counties known to be impacted by the Delta variant and the number of cases identified, is available on CDPHE’s COVID-19 data dashboard at Larimer County vaccine clinic dates and times can be found at or by calling 970-498-5500 during the week. COVID-19 vaccines are free and available to anyone 12 years old and older. Walgreens locations throughout Colorado also offer free testing in most of their locations. Information about COVID-19 is constantly changing, and the public health response adjusts as more is learned about this virus. LCDHE is encouraging Larimer County residents to view the latest credible information on COVID19 at or Additionally, residents are encouraged to follow LCDHE’s Facebook and Twitter accounts at @LarimerHealth

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National Park Service Implements National Mask Requirement Following the latest science and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Park Service (NPS) is immediately requiring visitors, employees and contractors to wear a mask inside all NPS buildings and in crowded outdoor spaces, regardless of vaccination status or community transmission levels. “Visitors to national parks are coming from locations across the country, if not across the world. Because of this, and recognizing that the majority of the United States is currently in substantial or high transmission categories, we are implementing a service-wide mask requirement to ensure our staff and visitors’ safety,” said NPS Deputy Director Shawn Benge. This requirement will be in effect until further notice and applies to all NPS buildings and public transportation sys-

tems. It also applies to outdoors spaces where physical distancing cannot be maintained, such as narrow or busy trails and overlooks. “Being vaccinated is the most effective way to protect yourself and your loved ones from the dangers of the coronavirus. Masking in addition to being vaccinated will help prevent the spread of new variants and protect those who are more at risk of severe disease. This simple act of kindness allows us to be safe while we continue to enjoy the benefits of our national parks,” said Capt. Maria Said, MD, an epidemiologist in the NPS Office of Public Health and a member of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. Individuals looking to get a COVID-19 vaccine can visit to find a location close to them and make an appointment. Individuals can also text their ZIP code to 438829 and get a text with the closest COVID-19 vaccine location.

The charge(s) are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. On August 10 at 12:57 a.m. police were called to the 1200 block of Big Thompson Ave. where they contacted a 24 year old male from Estes Park after a report of a

physical disturbance. There were no charges for anyone involved in the disturbance however, the male was arrested and later released after posting bond for a warrant from Colorado State Patrol for failure to appear (FTA) on a traffic offense.

EVFPD firefighters generally respond to medical calls in their personal vehicles, allowing for a faster response. On other incidents, firefighters respond to a fire station to respond in department apparatus with specialized equipment. Estes Valley Fire During the week of August 8, the Estes Valley Fire Protection District (EVFPD)

responded to 14 calls for service. This included: • Emergency medical (assist EPH): 3 • Assist: 3 • Alarm Activation: 3 • Gas Leak: 1 • Smoke Investigation: 1 • Search & Rescue: 2 • Vegetation Fire: 1

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Connecting And Serving Estes Park The past week was a time of opportuand its mayor. The roundnity for Estes Park and a whirlwind of table would commence in four hours. service for me. Two examples follow. The topics would include updates about federal funding for the roundabout at The first took place at the Larimer Highway 36 and Community Drive and County Fair in Loveland early Sunday morning, August 8. At the fair, the Lions completion of the Fall River Trail. PanClub of Loveland was hosting a pancake icking, I rushed around the house trying to make myself presentable and then breakfast for rodeo participants and headed to Town Hall... much earlier fans. Elected officials from throughout than I’d planned. Larimer County and I were there to serve pancakes and pour coffee. Having As I parked the car, I thought, this is been a Lion for 31 years, it was great fun hanging out with fellow Lions as they flipped pancakes. Plus, I appreciated getting to meet in-person with elected officials I'd previously merely engaged via Zoom. I walked around the big tent where breakfast took place—refilling Elected officials from Larimer County served pancakes at the coffee cups and Larimer County Fair in Loveland. Photo by Dave Kaufman chatting up attendees—with County Commissioner Jody ShaddockMcNally. I talked with Gordon McLaughlin, District Attorney for the 8th Judicial District who offered to come to Estes Park, one of his favorite places, should we require his services. I also told Jeff Fisher, who’s runCongressman Neguse surprised Estes Park staff with a roundning to replace table discussion. Photo by Wendy Koenig term limited Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith, of wonderful. Congressman Neguse and I have met several times. He’s a highly efour appreciation for the services the fective public servant and his Director sheriff ’s department provides. Troy Hamman, Mayor of Wellington and I re- of Community Affairs, Jill Adler Grano connected after meeting at a gathering of competently works to meet Estes’ needs. mayors convened earlier this summer in Congressman Neguse began the Berthoud by Senator Hickenlooper. roundtable by sharing that our two priIrene Josey intercepted my coffee rounds ority projects didn’t receive funding in to introduce herself and tell me she enthe just enacted infrastructure bill. He joys reading the weekly column I write, went on saying he’d seek funding for saying it connects her to the Estes com- them in a subsequent bill. In support of munity. his efforts, staff of the Town offered information about the two priorities, Afterwards, walking to my car I other areas of need and challenges expethought about the Lion’s motto—We rienced when seeking funding for both. Serve. As I did, I realized that as Estes’ mayor, my service includes being part of Neguse and his aide did a good deal of note taking and questioning while lisnetwork of elected officials who collectively serve the common good, and that tening to Town Administrator Machalek, Directors Bergsten, Muhothe Lion’s motto applied to us literally nen and Garner, as well as TAB Chair and figuratively. On Thursday, August 12, I arose at my Morris and Co-Chair Street. Reflecting on the examples above, a normal time, expecting a light day of events, calls, office hours and so on. Af- deep feeling of gratitude overcomes me ter reading an email from Town Admin- as think about the opportunity the townspeople have given me to advance istrator Travis Machalek, I realized the common good of their town. In that there’d be nothing ordinary about this spirit I strive to establish connections on day. Plans had changed. Congressman their behalf. And by so doing I hope to Joe Neguse had requested a roundtable discussion with some of the Town’s staff serve.

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Street Overlay And Patching Program Begins Week Of August 16 Coulson Excavating Company, Inc. will begin the 2021 Overlay and Patching Program on Town-managed streets during the week of Aug. 16. Working hours will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, and the work is expected to continue through August, weather permitting. Local access will be maintained during the work although there may be brief periods when on-street parking and private driveways are not accessible. Please drive with caution and follow the guidance of any traffic control flaggers who may be directing traffic. Roads identified for overlay improvements include Country Club Drive, Far View Drive, Grand Estates Drive, High Acres Drive, Pine Lane, Saint Vrain Lane, Tranquil Lane, and Vail Court. This program is not expected to result in any full road closures, but lane closures and local detours will be necessary to complete the work. Coulson will return in October to per-

form the repaving of Performance Park parking lot. The parking lot will receive sidewalk, curb ramp, and drainage improvements, in addition to being repaved with a new asphalt surface. During this work a portion of the parking lot will remain open and available for public parking. All work is part of the 2024 Street Improvement Program (STIP) which aims to improve the average street system Pavement Condition Index (PCI) to above 70 (fair to good condition) by 2024. The plan, which receives its funding from the voter-approved 2014 Ballot Issue 1A sales tax, includes extensive preventative maintenance which will preserve good road conditions throughout the Town. For more information, or to view project maps, please visit, call 970-577-3587, or email

Centenarian Project 2021 Celebration Event Commissioner Jody Shadduck-McNally will honor people 100 years or older September 24, 2021 On Friday, September 24th, Colorado is honoring people 100 years or older at the Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive in Fort Collins. The Centenarian Project is a promotional activity of the Colorado Commission on Aging (CCOA) to celebrate the lives of Centenarians across the state, recognize their individual century of achievement, and focus the attention of all Coloradans on the political and social issues of aging. The celebration event will begin at 10:00 a.m. Older adults who have achieved the age of 100 or older will be awarded centenarian certificates prepared by the Commission and signed by the Governor. When possible, the certificates will be presented by Commission members during

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the celebration program which includes lunch and a birthday cake. Larimer County Commissioner Jody ShadduckMcNally will keynote the event. Demographics show that centenarians are increasing in number, but the CCOA wants to know them individually so they can be honored for their lifetime of achievement. Community members are encouraged to submit family members, friends or acquaintances who have had or will have birthdays marking their 100 years old or older age before or on December 31, 2021, please apply at or go to the Colorado Commission on Aging website and select the link for the application. For further information please contact Adrian Cowan at adrian.

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Estes Park EDC B.A.S.E. Program Company Spotlight: Creativity Cabin

The Estes Park Economic Development Corporation serves a variety of businesses through its Business Accelerator Services of Estes (B.A.S.E.) Program. Owner Patti Aldridge of Creativity Cabin of Estes Park recently completed the Program in March this year. Patti, a retired physician who worked in pediatric critical care, made the decision to explore the world of entrepreneurship. She moved to Estes Park with her family in 2017 with a focus of spending more time as a family and shifting focus from restoring physical health in kids in life-threatening situations, to mental/spiritual health and preventative health in her business ventures in Colorado. She started Jazzercise Estes Park, a franchise of the international Jazzercise, Inc. in March of 2018. Patti then opened Creativity Cabin in September of 2019. Patti decided to join the B.A.S.E. Program to learn the ins and outs of what it takes to run a successful business. The Program provided her with the tools to formalize a strong business model and gave her direction. She learned that run-

ning a successful business is not only achieved by getting more customers and increasing revenue. Through the Program, she found the importance of understanding your purpose and what role the company plays in her personal life and her community. In addition to attending MBA style classes, B.A.S.E. Program provided Patti with a business mentor offering guidance and resources in the community. Creativity Cabin offers a studio space for the creative in each of us a supportive environment with personal service and quality products to feed one's soul by creating. Whether creating on ceramics to fire or not, fabric, canvas, or wood, they offer a variety of quality paints and glazes for you to spend mindful time making memories, alone or with family and friends. This space is a great opportunity for both visitors and locals to unwind and connect with their creative soul. Visit to learn more. Interested in joining the B.A.S.E. Program? Contact E-Center Manager Thomas Cox at

Meet At The Flagpole To Recite The Pledge Of Allegiance

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Join together as a community to recite The Pledge of Allegiance to the flag, sing our National Anthem: The Star Spangled Banner and God Bless America! Let’s stand together as a community to uphold and support our Constitution of the United States in facing today’s and future challenges. The event will take place at the flagpole Wednesday, August 25th at 4:00 p.m. at Town Hall, 170 MacGregor Ave. on See you at the pole!

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News From The Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation, Inc. The Pioneer Award is the Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation Inc.'s annual recognition of a person in the community that has contributed to the rich history and positive legacy of Estes Park. This year, the Museum Friends were thrilled to celebrate Pioneer Award Recipient, Greig Steiner at the 2021 Annual Membership Appreciation Meeting on August 11, 2021. Steiner was chosen as the 10th Annual Pioneer Award Recipient because of his incredible talents, energy, and selfless dedication to the Estes Park community. Mayor Wendy Koenig attended and read a proclamation containing many of reasons that Greig was chosen as the Pioneer Award Recipient. Greig first came to Estes Park in 1959 as the cofounder and Art and Technical Director of the Dark Horse Theater creating, building, painting, and lighting over 100 different settings for 36 shows in four summers. Since 1963, he served in various roles including the Stage Director, Art and Technical Director, Producer, Actor, and Fundraiser for the Fine Arts Guild of the Rockies, in addition to his support of the Vail Little Theater, the Loveland Music Theater, and the Lincoln Center Theater, Ft. Collins among others. In 1967, he and his wife, Ann, opened Greig Steiner Gallery and Design Stu-

dios, Estes Park, and held a series of one man shows from coast-to-coast in the winters for over two years. In addition, he has had major art installations and commissions throughout Estes Park, Colorado including at the Timberline Restaurant, Nicky’s Restaurant, Park National Bank, the Town of Estes Park, the Rocky Mountain National Park Headquarters, and the National Park Services Headquarters in Denver, as well as art installations across the United States. Locally, Greig has designed and engineered the architectural designs of the Courtyard Shops, the Gazebo Restaurant, and Courtyard Tavern. Additionally, The Steiners owned and operated the 'Highfalutin Interiors' and the Gazebo Restaurant and Tavern. Mr. Steiner recently sat down with museum staff to be interviewed for the museum’s Oral History Program. The museum is working on an exhibition of some of his works, scheduled to be unveiled in 2022. Congratulations, Greig!

League Of Women Voters Host Voter Registration Drives! The League of Women Voters of Estes Park is holding Voter Registration Drives next to the Estes Valley Farmers Market this summer. Eligible voters from any state can register to vote, or check their current voter registration. The League will also have Colorado and Estes voting information, in English and Spanish. The dates and times will be: August 19, September 2, and Sept 16 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. For any questions, please contact Robin Converse, 832-646-9395. The League of Women Voters of Estes Park serves the community as a nonpartisan education and advocacy organization, neither supporting nor opposing individual candidates or political parties at any level of government. For more information see www.lwv-estes- or contact Dir of Voter Service, Robin Converse, at

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John Kirsch Artwork At CABINtique The amazingly beautiful artwork (oils, watercolors and silkscreens) of John Kirsch will be for sale and on display at CABINtique August 27-September 4. John Kirsch (1894-1977). John Kirsch was born to a family of painters in Neukirchen, Austria in 1894. He apprenticed at age 12 to a local art guild and later studied at the art academies in Vienna and Munich. John Kirsch moved to the United States in 1920 after World War I. He painted and created stained glass for 400 churches in Kansas and 15 other states

across the country for the company that sponsored his immigration. He visited and fell in love with the Estes Park area and opened a studio in 1944. He spent 33 summers walking the trails and painting what he found in the European style. He was good friends with Dave Stirling and several other well-known artists in the area. In winter, he stayed in Elm Grove, Wisconsin, painting scenes of the Colorado mountains. He stayed in Estes until his death in 1977.

Longs Peak, Hallett Peak, Grand Lake and other mountain landscapes of the area were his favorite subjects. He also painted the mountains and scenery of Switzerland, Italy, Mexico and his native Austria. The Ledward home storing many of the works has been sold. Rather than moving works into storage, the family wants to share Kirsch’s art with those who love and live in or have visited Estes Park. There will be both framed and unframed large sofa-size paintings, smaller oils, watercolors and oil paintings on

metal for which Kirsch is particularly well-known as well as silk screen prints etc. The event begins Friday, August 27 from 6-8 p.m. and continues daily noon5 p.m. through September 4. CABINtique is located at 521 S. St. Vrain Ave., Unit A, Estes Park, 970-586-5750. David Tanton (local art aficionado also known as OldEstes) has agreed to help the family with their mission. It is their purpose to make John Kirsch’s art available to those who appreciate it, and would like to own a piece for their home rather than see it forever languish unseen in storage.

Have you ever been to western Kansas? before the white man Other than rest stops and gas stations began the mass destrucalong I-70? tion of the buffalo—and Kansas? You say. You’re not asking about Indians—in 1830. Kenya, Korea or Kiev? Dodge City is out there in western Kansas too. If you read Estes Valley Library’s 2012 No, I mean Kansas. Where the buffalo One Book One Valley selection Doc by roam and the deer and the antelope play. Mary Doria Russell, you would appreciate Where sunflowers grow like weeds. (Which they’re not. They’re the state flower visiting Dodge City, where you could drop the names of Doc Holliday, Wyatt Earp, and they’re tall and bright and cheery.) Where the skies are as vast as the skyline of and Boot Hill like bullet shells on the the Rockies, and where people go to see the boardwalk. Our visit to the very well-done World's Largest Collection of Smallest Ver- Boot Hill Museum was worth the time. There, the history of the Native Americans sions of Largest Things. (I kid you not. was brought to life, we stood next to a This is a real museum.) Western Kansas. prairie schooner with wheels a foot taller Been there? Me neither, til just this month. It’s not a destination for most peo- than I am, and we felt the earth rumble as ple traveling cross-country. Those coming we watched a huge herd of bison thunder across the prairie. from the east are in a hurry to get to the At Lake Scott I took a rental kayak on the majestic mountains of Colorado (which water and paddled in serenity and then you can’t see right now because a curtain of went to the home of the Lake Scott Riffle smoke hides them). Travelers from the Beetle, the west check out as only place they drive across on the what they see as planet boring flatland where this they have to enlittle beedure to get to tle—the more exciting tersize of rain. Abe LinBut to those with coln’s ear a lively curiosity, on a people who are penny— spellbound by the exists. waltz of tall Kansas grasses, travelers Sunset at the highest point in Kansas. also has with an appreciathe largest tion for small wonders and bodacious inland marsh in the U. S. Birders and openness—Kansas, and particularly westtwitchers from all over the world flock to ern Kansas—incites awe. the Cheyenne Bottoms with binoculars in First, there are geologic formations of red, hand. (Twitcher is a term I learned on this tan and white stripes that emerge from the trip. A twitcher is a birder who seeks to add middle of an ecosystem called short grass as many species as possible to his/her life prairie. Despite being 500,000 years old, list.) these towers were just designated Kansas’s Every state has a highest point, and that newest state park: Little Jerusalem Badpoint in Kansas measures in at 4,039 feet. lands State Park. (“Badlands” is a technical Mount Sunflower, about a half-mile from name for a type of terrain where soft, sedithe Colorado border, is on private property mentary rocks have been eroded to leave but it seems Kansans are willing to let peobehind earth pyramids and hoodoos—a ple onto their land with the expectation cool word for rock spires—also known as that we respect their property. We watched fairy chimneys.) “Little J,” as the park is a glowing sunset from there, wrote our known locally, and neighboring Monunames in the register just like on the peaks ment Rocks, are not on the same scale as of other mountains, and drove to our lodgUtah’s Canyonlands or Arches National ing, which was an old Methodist Church Park. But if you like to visit places where you don’t see another soul the whole time converted to a B&B in Sharon Springs. In Kansas, seldom is heard a discouraging you’re there; where you can stand in the word, but sometimes one slips in. Like eye of a 70-foot-tall rock needle and hear when we couldn’t find an open restaurant the sound of pure and perfect silence— on a Tuesday night so we resorted to eating then Kansas is the place for you. pizza at a gas station (which turned out to (In the complete stillness of Monument be surprisingly good pizza). And when we Rocks, we stood next to these mysterious listened to local DJs trying to sing Sia’s “I monoliths that almost felt like they were breathing, and looked out over the prairie. Want to Swing from the Chandelier.” And A line from the poem called “I Am There” when we drove for miles upon miles of came to mind, where James Dillet Freeman open road, except for the miles and miles of bright orange cones set up to keep travel to describes the thing we call God: only one lane—with no indication of con“Only in absolute stillness, beyond self, struction in sight. can you know Me as I am, and then but as The state motto of Kansas is Ad astra per a feeling and a faith.”) aspera. To the stars with difficulties. Our Nearby we visited the Sandsage Bison trip to western Kansas was short on diffiRange and got as close as was safe to a herd culties but the sky stretched long in every of bison. I looked ‘em in their deep black direction, sparkling with stars out there in eyes and lost myself, imagining a time the open prairie—in sublime silence. when there were 30-60 million of these You may let The Thunker know what you majestic animals roaming the great plains. think at her e-mail address, That was back when the Indigenous icans survived by ceremoniously killing © 2021 Sarah Donohoe and using every part of the great bison—

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lyrical soul and hauntingly harmonious vocals illuminate a truth that we all feel but can’t explain. His style combines the old sounds of the past with the modern energy of today. As a result of the pandemic, Marcus rething for me to come up and play as the located to Estes Park to help out family special guest at Friends of Folk. If there and fell in love with small town life. He were not a lot of other performers comcan be found gigging at various venues ing for the open mic portion of the night, around town. Marcus fires up his guitar Dick and I would play songs together af- at 12:55. ter the first set. He offered me some great Next in the lineup is Bella Libby. Born advice and wisdom after having a long and raised in Estes Park, she grew up career as a performing musician and I with musical parents; her father a guifondly remember all the times we spent tarist; her mother a pianist and singer. together playing songs, discussing camBella has been playing and studying guieras, recording techniques, and the tar for about eight years; and credits mubeauty of the Rocky Mountains.” sic for being a major factor in shaping Branden presents original songs comher into who she is. She has a unique bining rock, pop, and folk influences style of performing; sometimes using alalong with a wide range of popular covternate tunings on guitar to highlight her ers from classic to current hits. An enunique style of finger picking, and to gaging performer, his intricate guitar compliment her equally unique voice. style is a well-suited accompaniment to She performs covers as well as original his smooth, clear voice delivering catchy tunes, and steps up to the microphone at melodies and finely crafted lyrics. Bran1:20. den has been awarded First Alternate in The Aaron Walker Jazz Quartet brings the Telluride Troubadour Competition, their own brand of Gypsy Jazz to the Honorable Mention in the Rocky Mounstage, but Aaron has graced the stage at tain Folks Festival, and Honorable MenPerformance Park before, when he came tion in the John Lennon Songwriting here a few years ago to perform with Contest. Gonzalo Bergara. Typically, Aaron and The second performer is relatively new his band hail from Boulder, but the panto Estes Park. Singer songwriter, Marcus demic forced some changes, and Aaron James, was born and raised in the heart had an opportunity to join the Coast of Denver. He’s a self-taught musician Guard. He relocated his family to New who used music to “find solace in life’s York City, but he misses his band mates darkness.” He quickly gained an extensive and the foothills of the Rockies, and knowledge of the art by immersing him- jumped at the chance to fly back to enself into the depths of his passion. His gage once again in his passion. The quartet fires up their fingers at 1:50. Erika Metzler was born and raised in Pennsylvania and Guadalajara, Mexico and has been in Estes Park since 1989. She studied music and vocal performance at Moody Bible Institute as well as Berklee College of Music. In the last few years, she took up stand-up Bass and has occasionally sat in on bluegrass jams. But it lacked satisfaction. So, in 2019, she submitted an application for a Friends of Folk Festival Scholarship and was awarded $500 – which she then used to engage a professional jazz singer as her instructor – using online private lessons to refine her vocal styling. Her debut is on Tuesday, with a hot quintet she lined up to back her up. She hits the stage at around 3 p.m. Following her is internationally recognized Karrin Allyson-a five time Grammy nominated contemporary jazz singer living in New York. Greg Miles, chair of the Estes Arts District, says “I heard her on 'A Prairie Home Companion' about 20 years ago, and went out and bought her new album. I must've played that thing a thousand times – and I've followed her ever since . .. so we're really excited that she's coming to join us.” But there's more to the story, Karrin is the “professional jazz singer” that Erika (see above) engaged to give her vocal instruction and the two of them have a unique connection. So the twist is that Erika won a scholarship, used the money to hire Karrin, and then suggested that Karrin might come to Friends of Folk Festival to perform. Karrin brings her powerful persona and continued on next page

Estes Arts District Presents Friends Of Folk Festival 2021 The 6th annual Friends of Folk Festival kicks off an exciting day this coming Tuesday, August 24th. Honoring the late Dick Orleans and his “Friends of Folk” friday nights, the Estes Arts District continues to carry the torch forward by encouraging artists in the Estes Valley. This year's event starts earlier and goes later, kicking off the music just after 12:30 and going All. Day. Long. That's right; nine different acts, from local hidden gems to professional, world touring musicians, this event is sure to entertain. Food trucks will be on hand, as well as craft beverages. It's a family affair – and it's free! - so claim your spot early with your blanket and chairs. Then, sit back and let the music lull you peacefully away from all the pandemic worries of the last year and a half . . . As previously mentioned, the Estes Arts District produces this event; and while the festival is free to the public, proceeds from the sale of beverages, as well as donations, sustain it. Keeping the public safe is the first priority, and after numerous phone calls and a lengthy discussion with a representative from the Larimer County Health Department's Covid Team, the advice was clear: “it's an outdoor event – it's very low risk. Just be smart.” Thus, the EAD will maintain protocols for sanitizing common surfaces and such. “This event is for us –

for the people of Estes Park – and as such, we remind everyone to practice kindness and respect for each other. We've just been through a tough time; and it's not over. We want to remember compassion and kindness and treat our neighbors with the respect that we deserve” said a representative of the EAD. “Bring a mask and respect other peoples boundaries and needs.” So what's in store, you ask? Music, scholarships, camaraderie, laughing, joy, eating good food and drinking wonderful beverages from some of Colorado's finest craft brewers and distillers, and hanging out with the delicious people of Estes Park. Here's the musical lineup: Branden Sipes starts of the festival at 12:35, with his own unique sound. He is a singer/songwriter who was born here in Estes Park. His parents worked at Rocky Mountain National Park and he spent much of his childhood hiking and camping around here. He studied music at CSU and set out to play as many gigs as possible. Soon, he met Dick Orleans. “I met Dick Orleans after reaching out to him about the opportunity to perform at a Friends of Folk night as the special guest to open the night with a one-hour set at Mary's Lake Lodge. We became friends through our mutual interests in musical gear, technology, photography and computers and it became a regular

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continued from page 10 silky voice along with her band from New York to fire up the stage at around 3:40. Chain Station! Local Jam-Grass heroes shift the energy on the stage at 5:10 and with their popularity with the locals, they're sure to be a powerhouse in the lineup. If you're not familiar with these guys, you should be. They put on a show not to be missed. Cruising up the hill from Boulder is Gasoline Lollipops led by the powerful songwriting and vocals of Clay Rose. Clay is familiar with Estes Park, as he's been here teaching at a local songwriter workshop which is how EAD became familiar with him. “We approached him back in June about the festival and he enthusiastically agreed to play. But, there's more to this story, was announced in the second week of August that Gasoline Lollipops had garnered the coveted “Best Band in Colorado” receiving that honor from “The Colorado Sound” (as voted on by the listeners). So the lineup just keeps getting better and better, the “Gas Pops,” to which they are sometimes referred, turn up the amps at 6:45. (Did we mention they're the number one band in Colorado?) Lastly, and definitely not leastly, The Burroughs take to the stage at 8:30, bringing their own special brand of “Sweaty Soul” funk, dance music. With

nine members and a killer horn section, they are a force to be reckoned with. Just try and sit still. Did we mention it's free!?? Oh, and there's even more to the story regarding the background connections of some of these performers – but you'll have to come to the party to learn about it. The Estes Arts District wishes to thank the generosity of the sponsors of this event, which includes: • The Town of Estes Park • Laura J. Musser Foundation • Northern Colorado Community Foundation • The Bohemian Foundation • El Pomar Foundation • Kind Coffee • Avant Garde Aleworks • Quality Inn • Rambo's Longhorn Liquor Mart • Tom Thomas of First Colorado Realty • Nick Molle Productions • Estes Park News • Heidi Reidesel of Madison & Co Properties • SnowyGrass • Lumpy Ridge Brewing Company • Rations Food Truck • Mary Murphy of Coldwell Banker • Estes Park Rent All • Snowy Peaks Winery



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6th Annual Friends Of Folk Festival August 24, 12:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. Tuesday Night Live at Performance Park – 435 West Elkhorn, Estes Park The Friends of Folk Festival celebrates Dick Orleans’ legacy with music and community. This Festival is held in the style of Dick’s “Friends of Folk” nights where both professionals & amateurs entertain. Call for Volunteers We are all volunteers with the Estes Arts District and this concert production is getting bigger and better every year. Let us know if you can lend a hand during the festival. Scholarship Opportunity It’s the last day to send in applications for the 2021 Friends of Folk Scholarship. -Scholarships will be granted to residents of the Estes Valley who are passionate about Music or Art. The applicant can be of any age. -Different factors will be evaluated, including financial need. Give us an idea how much you need to meet your goal or

to get your project of the ground. Deadline is Friday, August 20th. Scholarships will be awarded at the Friends of Folk Festival Tuesday August 24th. We'd love to make you a recipient! To apply for the Dick Orleans Scholarship: Download the application from the Estes Arts District Website and submit the completed form to by Friday August 20th. The Estes Arts District’s mission with Friends of Folk Festival is to grow the event into a well-executed, professional level festival while still maintaining Dick Orleans’ original vision of promoting new and emerging artists. Dick Orleans was always supporting others to pursue their art, whether music or photography or anything! He inspired so many and we want to keep that energy going. We miss you Dick! Get more details from the Friends of Folk Festival pages at


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

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Bright Christmas Provides School Supplies By: Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center

can we support each other?” Bright Christmas has been supporting families with children who need some help for 37 years. This guiding principle helps them decide what projects to fund. Their flagship program is providing a “Bright Christmas” of gifts and

The Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center inspires, connects, and supports nonprofits. We were out around town and ran into Bright Christmas, busy at work assembling backpacks full of school supplies. Bright Christmas believes all students should start school on an equal playing field. Financial need should not deter anyone from having the same opportunities to absorb, record, engage in their education, and present their learning. Nancy Gregg is the Vice President of Bright Christmas, an organizaTo this end, tion that has been busy organizing its annual school supply drive to they have de- support students that could use a leg up starting the school year with veloped a the tools they need. program in food for local families. During COVID, collaboration with the schools and supthey funded new installation and ampliported by community members. Local businesses MedX and Ace Hardware of- fication of internet services: they paid the monthly fee for the service and partfer their locations as collection sites for nered with Airbits, who donated staff donated supplies. The entire program time and technology to install the costs roughly $4500. Some of this is routers. funded by donated supplies, and cash donations make up the rest. The output Last year, they partnered with the of this program is 110 bags that contain schools to provide financial support and grade-specific supplies, which range incentive to students in seeking counselfrom notebooks and binders to pens and ing services. Mental health support for headphones. youth who continue to endure the social side effects of the pandemic is essential. The program is executed in collaboraBright Christmas’ financial support is tion with Crossroads, which serves as a another tool for teachers and adminisregistration and distribution center. trators who believe students might benFamilies with students that need assisefit from additional support outside of tance with school supplies can contact Crossroads at 970-577-0610 for more in- school. formation. Bright Christmas is a 501(c)(3) nonNancy Gregg of Bright Christmas says, profit organization 100% funded by individual donations. Checks can be “Providing school supplies is an oppormailed to Bright Christmas, PO Box tunity for neighbors to help neighbors. 2981. We are all in the same community; how

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The Power Of Endowment A donor asked me recently about the purpose of an endowment. An endowment is a legal structure for perpetuating resources according to the will of its donors. Donors can choose to give to an endowment any time. Often gifts to endowments are part of donors’ estate plans so that their resources can help an organization when the donor no longer needs them. In addition to the endowment fund, many non-profits have other funds that are temporarily restricted by time or purpose according to the wishes of the persons who donated, and those dollars are used when the restrictions are cleared. Endowments are designed to keep principal intact so that funds can grow over time. In fact, the Estes Park Health Foundation Board is prevented from using the principal balance for grants or operations but can use the earnings for those purposes. How the funds are used is based on the wishes of the people who

donated. Usually, funds used to build the endowment come from donations restricted to that purpose, and sometimes funds come from earnings of the existing endowment fund. Donations given to fund a specific project are always used for that project, and EPHF, like most other non-profits, regularly reports on projects funded. The Foundation funds projects for EPH each year through a combination of funds raised from contributions and dollars earned through the endowment investment gains (if applicable). If you have questions about EPHF’s endowment or endowment funds in general, please feel free to reach out. The Estes Park Health Foundation increases community awareness of Estes Park Health, and develops, manages, and distributes funds to assist EPH in fulfilling its mission. To learn more about initiatives or to volunteer, contact or 970-577-4370.

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2021 Paint Estes Pink Business Competition Plaques Awarded

Water Wheel Gift Corner.

Kevin Mullin, President of Estes Park Health Foundation, presented plaques to the 2021 Paint Estes Pink Business Competition Award Winners this week. Bank of Estes Park won the Best Decorated Competition by dressing their business in pink. “This is always such a great cause, and we love supporting it every year. This year one of our employees is fighting breast cancer, and we really wanted to dedicate our “Paint Estes Pink” efforts specifically to her. That’s why it looked different at Bank of Estes Park this year—a literal pink explosion, with outside signs and decorations, giant banners inside, and pink decorations everywhere in the bank,” said Scott Applegate, Chief Credit Officer at Bank of Estes Park. “Employees came up with the idea, and everyone pitched in to make it happen. If she weren’t private about her battle, we would have put a picture of her up in the lobby in a pink frame with a donation jar and a sign that said, “Tough enough to wear pink is one thing, but we don’t know anyone tougher than this.” But the way we did it instead was

a great chance for us to show support for her battle and for all those in the same fight. Our message to the community, in winning the contest is we support those who are in this horrible fight, you are not alone, and we encourage everyone to help however they are able.” Water Wheel Gift Corner won the Top Business Fundraiser Competition by raising the most money in donation jars displayed during Rodeo Week. Support from local businesses like Water Wheel Gift Corner is a critical aspect of Paint Estes Pink fundraising. This year, 100% of funds raised go toward purchasing a new MRI machine for Estes Park Health. The current machine is 14 years old and near end of life. MRI is often used to diagnose certain types of cancer. If you’d like to help, visit The Estes Park Health Foundation increases community awareness of Estes Park Health, and develops, manages, and distributes funds to assist EPH in fulfilling its mission. To learn more about initiatives or to volunteer, contact them at or 970-577-4370.

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Monitored Weed Drop-Off This Saturday, August 21

Please read, heed, and weed responsibly! The Estes Land Stewardship Association (ELSA) has been serving the Estes Valley for over 14 years in promoting good land stewardship, weed identification and education, and free educational materials including the most popular Twenty Ob-Noxious Weeds in the Estes Valley Identification and Management Guide. Now is the time to remove mature noxious weeds that contain seeds that will be next year’s -- and many more years -- weeds. The third

will unload your paper yard bags into the dumpster or truck. We have limited dumpster capacity, so a maximum ten paper yard bag limit will be imposed – no plastic bags. When we are at full capacity, the drop-off will end. Noxious weeds only, not native plants! No slash, pine needles, pine cones, trash, yard waste or dirt! Please remove/shake off dirt from plant roots. Excessive weight of wet weeds and dirt is a safety hazard for our volunteers. Bag flowers and seed heads rather than entire plants. Read our weekly Estes Valley’s Weed Alert articles (published in the EP News April through Monitored Weed Drop-off will be held September) to help identify this Saturday, August 21 from 9:00 a.m. invasive plants and manage to noon located north of the Waste Manseed producing plant parts agement transfer for disposal. Unauthorized station at 666 Elm Road. No early birds drop-offs at this location (w/video surveillance) are or illegal drop-offs; considered theft of services. the gate will be closed until the 9:00 No bags of non-noxious weed materials and general yard waste will be accepted a.m. start. Do not at this event. Paper yard bags are availblock the driveway entrance shared with able for purchase at local hardware stores. recycling. The line will form up-theIf you want ELSA to continue to sponhill/north of the entrance on the eastsor these events, please adhere to the side of Elm Road. Estes Land Stewardship Association (ELSA) volunteers will guidelines. Owning property in the Estes be on hand to answer weed questions at- Valley can be challenging and different! Bagging mature weeds this time of year a-distance and direct traffic flow. You

is not ideal weed management and not how you want to spend your time. Be proactive – learn your native plants and manage the invasive plants in a timely manner with a weed management specialist if you don’t have the time, energy or expertise to manage your property. A list of weed management specialists who can help is available at These events are being made possible with the support from Estes Land Stewardship Association, Town of Estes Park, Larimer County, and donations. Depending on participant adherence to regulations and funding sources, another Monitor Weed Drop-off will be held September 18. If you want ELSA to continue to sponsor these events, please adhere to these guidelines. Free Twenty Ob-Noxious Weeds in the Estes Valley Identification and Management Guide weed booklets are available year-round at the Estes Valley Library, Town Hall Public Works and police offices, Ace Hardware, and True Value. Electronic versions are posted on the Town of Estes Park website: ELSA meets the first Thursday of the month at 9:30 a.m. in the George Hix Room at US Bank. For more information about ELSA contact: Thanks for being good stewards of your property and surrounding areas!

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Artists And Artisans Festival At St. Bartholomew’s Church

The parishioners of St. Bartholomew’s church are hosting an Artists and Artisans Festival on Saturday, August 28, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This unique event will replace St. Bart’s Holiday Fair that has been held traditionally in November. The St. Bart’s parish family is a talented group with over 30 artists and artisans in many areas, from fine art to fine crafting. Come see offerings of watercolor paintings, oil paintings, photography, knitting, quilting, wood working, jewelry making, and pottery. You might even get personal pointers with the purchase of an exceptional hand-tied fly! Prices of artwork and crafted items range from $3 to $600. Most artists will be available at their tables to chat with buyers or individually sign purchased artwork, if desired. St. Bart’s is also well-known for its fantastic cooks and bakers. The food court with will stocked with cookies, breads,

candy, brownies, gluten-free baked goods, and more. Our renown frozen soups, casseroles, and quiches will also be available for sale in the food court. Unfortunately, all the English pasties, reserved by pre-order have sold out, both regular and gluten-free as have the jars of chutney. If you ordered pasties, they are available for pick-up at the festival. Come join our artists and artisans, cooks, and bakers from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the beautiful St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church’s grounds, 880 MacGregor Avenue, 970586-4504. We accept cash, checks or credit cards. Our Artists and Artisans Festival will take place rain or shine, so if it rains, look for us inside the Parish Hall. Our proceeds go to our local community charities such as Crossroads, and Boys and Girls Club, as well as national and world-wide needs including Haiti.

Treasure Tables Arts & Craft Sale At The Fairgrounds October 23

Returning on Saturday, October 23rd at the Pavilion in Stanley Park Fairgrounds 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. is Treasure Tables. This arts and crafts sale is sponsored by local P.E.O. Chapter IY for the benefit of helping women by providing scholarships, grants and low interest loans to further educational opportunities. In doing so, the public has the opportunity to savor and purchase one of a kind items from over 40 vendors from here in Estes Park and other areas. Unique, hand crafted, delicious, health related, fun, traditional, unusual, nostal-

gic, inspirational, classy, keep-sakes, festive, warm and cozy; those are just some of the adjectives that describe this event. Items available during your fun time of shopping. Don’t forget to take home lots of delicious desserts from the IY Bake Sale. Save the date, help others, buy the perfect gift, enjoy the food and bring a friend. All proceeds from Chapter IY go to P.E.O. International to fund the education mission of P.E.O.

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Estes Park Residents Selected For Labor Day Show during this show that traditionally marks the end of mountain summer days and the beginning of autumn revelry in this community at the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. A full spectrum of artistic endeavors – from metal sculpture to jewelry, photography, fiber art, ceramics and painting in all mediums – are disWork by Botangle. played in up to 100 tents that dot the It’s been said the peaks touching the perimeter of the park at the intersection sky surrounding Estes Park have the un- of Elkhorn and MacGregor Avenues canny ability to unlock creative genius. across from the Estes Park Town Hall. And for those who enParking in one of Estes joy the energy of creatPark’s outlying parking ing inspirational work lots, or in the free multito those who take pride level parking garage at the in collecting special intersection of US 34 and pieces of eye candy or US 36 (Elkhorn and St. just admiring singular Vrain Avenues) is convenworks of art, that genius ient, and highly recomis totally on display durmended. Easy access to the ing the Annual Sunrise core downtown area is proRotary Club Labor Day vided by free and frequent Weekend Craft Show. shuttles throughout the enWork of Artistic Endeavors This year, mixed media by Like Clockwork Art. tire Estes Park area. Those displays by Botangle who wish to park closer to (Anne Reisner and Christie Reiser) and all the action in downtown Estes Park paintings by Austin Holmes with “Like are advised that nearly all spots dotting Clockwork Art” have been selected for the business district are metered for the display along with the artistic endeavors first time in 2021. For complete inforof nearly 100 other artisans from across mation about parking in Estes Park the county. The show is open for peruscheck out the Town of Estes Park inforing from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday mation at and Sunday, Sept. 4 and 5, and from 10 parking. Parking in the multi-level a.m. to 3 p.m. on Labor Day, Sept. 6. garage is free, and within a five-minute walk to Bond Park along a paved pathFor more than four decades, artisans way. For complete information about have gathered in Bond Park along U.S. 34 through the heart of downtown Estes parking in Estes Park check out the Town of Estes Park information at Park, to erect tents where their crafted work is displayed for all to see

Final Friday Of August Celebration At Summit Nutrition vides healthy meal replacement shakes, energizing teas, and a wide assortment of products to help promote a healthier and happier Estes Park! Funds raised at the event will go to help the injured/orphaned animals being cared for by the Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Lyons/Longmont. The celebration will feature live music by Marcus James, Rosa Taco’s food truck will be on site with some fantastic menu items for the evening along with multiple vendors There will be a Final Friday of August though the courtyard. Don’t miss this celebration and fundraiser at Summit fun, community event! Nutrition on August 27th from 4-8 p.m. Summit Nutrition is located at Summit Nutrition is a locally owned 165 Virginia Drive, Estes Park. smoothie bar and energy house that pro- (913) 579-0616.

Aug 20 – Aug 26

Food Trucks Schedule August 20th-26th Fri 8/20 Rock Cut Brewing The Barrel Avant Garde Aleworks Lumpy Ridge Brewing Stanley Park Dog Park Mustang Mtn Coaster

Roaming Rations La Cocina de Mama Origins Wood Fired Pizza EP Bross Café Mess Coffee Kona Ice

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Sat 8/21 Rock Cut Brewing The Barrel Avant Garde Aleworks Lumpy Ridge Brewing Stanley Park Dog Park Mustang Mtn Coaster

Roaming Rations Kitchen Eats Dill’s Maine Lobster EP Bross Café Mess Coffee Kona Ice

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Sun 8/22 Rock Cut Brewing The Barrel Avant Garde Aleworks Lumpy Ridge Brewing Stanley Park Dog Park Fun City & Mtn Coaster

WesTex BBQ Origins Pizza & EP Bross Dill’s Maine Lobster Roaming Rations Café Mess Coffee Kona Ice

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Mon 8/23 Rock Cut Brewing The Barrel Stanley Park Dog Park Fun City & Mtn Coaster

La Cocina de Mama Rosa Taco’s Café Mess Coffee Kona Ice

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Tues 8/24 Rock Cut Brewing The Barrel Stanley Park Dog Park Fun City & Mtn Coaster

Rosa Tacos La Cocina de Mama Café Mess Coffee Kona Ice

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Wed 8/25 Rock Cut Brewing The Barrel Lumpy Ridge Brewing Stanley Park Dog Park Fun City & Mtn Coaster

EP Bross Kitchen Eats WesTex BBQ Café Mess Coffee Kona Ice

Thur 8/26 Rock Cut Brewing The Barrel Avant Garde Aleworks Stanley Park Dog Park Fun City & Mtn Coaster

La Cocina de Mama EP Bross Cheffrey’s Cheesesteaks Café Mess Coffee Kona Ice

* Food trucks and hours are subject to change. Send any updated information to Check the food truck’s facebook pages or websites for their menus

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Create Your Very Own Succulent Teacup “Tiny Garden” At Kelley House Class Back by popular demand! Come plant a succulent garden in a beautiful piece of china. A variety of classes are available. Class dates/times are Sunday, August 29th from 3:00-5:00 p.m. or Thursday, September 9 from 10:00-noon, or Sunday, September 26, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Classes will take place at the Kelley House, 18720 Highway 7 Allenspark, CO.

Cost of the class is only $15 which includes succulents, dirt and your choice of two: teacups, teapots, gravy boats, creamers or soup cups/bowl. Please RSVP to Emily Fouts Balduzzi at 303-956-6232 or Each class is limited to 20. Sign up today!

Sweet Clover Is Looking For A New, Loving Home

Clover is about four years old. She is a tortie female who was found as a stray and we are still getting to know her. She is very friendly and doesn't mind dogs, we are not sure about how she will do with other cats yet. Clover is currently living at the Pet Lodge. Call (970) 2861652 to meet this sweet cat. All pets are offered through the Pet Association of Estes Park, a non-profit organization that is your local humane society. You can make a tax-deductible donation to the Pet Association by sending your check to P.O. Box 4342, Estes Park, CO 80517. For more information, please call 970-286-1652.

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Five Fun Facts About… The Moose By: Dawn Wilson

Moose month continues with more moose facts and photos as I celebrate Moose Mania on my social media pages (IG: @dawnwilsonphoto; FB: @dawnwilsonphotography). Moose are such charismatic animals, and I can’t help but enjoy watching them as they go about their lives in Rocky Mountain National Park and other destinations in the West and Alaska. Colorado isn’t

the only state where moose live, but it is one of the most southern states within the range of moose. So here are five more fun facts about moose. 1. Bull moose of the Alaska/Yukon subspecies are the largest, reaching heights of seven feet at the shoulder, achieving weights of 1600 pounds for large males, and growing antlers as wide as 82 inches. 2. The subspecies of moose in Col-

orado — the Alces alces shirasi subspecies — can reach heights of six feet at the shoulder, top out at weights of about 800 pounds, and have the smallest antlers of the four subspecies, seldom growing more than 45 inches wide. 3. A bull moose reaches his prime years at about 5 years old and will sport the largest rack between 10 and 12 years of age. 4. Young bulls have smaller antlers so that their body’s energy is dedicated to

maturing their body before the antlers. 5. Moose live, on average, 10 to 15 years in the wild. 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 or follow her on Instagram: @dawnwilsonphoto. A young bull moose.

Bull moose in Alaska can reach heights of seven feet with antlers as wide as 82 inches.

Moose living in Colorado, however, are the smallest of the four subspecies in North America, reaching a slightly smaller stature of six feet at the shoulders and antlers closer to 45 inches wide.

An older bull moose in Rocky Mountain National Park.

A younger bull moose in Rocky Mountain National Park.

59 Years Fly-Fishing Experience In One Night That’s what you’ll experience at the Alpine Anglers August meeting. John “JB” Bruning will talk about the lessons he’s learned in 59 years of fly fishing— and that includes 15 years guiding in Rocky Mountain National Park and the surrounding area. JB is a 4th generation Colorado native who overcame an early career in facilities management—including for the 1966

Olympic Games in Atlanta—and now blends a passion for fly fishing with a penchant for contemporary metal sculpture in his enterprise, Confluence Arts, LLC. JB says guiding in the Estes Park area is largely about introducing beginners to the sport, helping them acquire the skills to be successful, and hopefully instilling an appreciation and love for the environ-

ment where trout live. As a Sage Pro Team and Elite Pro Guide, he has seen fly-fishing equipment and techniques evolve. He’ll share what he’s learned and offer his perspective for the future of our sport and our fisheries. The meeting is Friday, August 27th at 6:30 p.m. at the Estes Park American Legion Hall. The public is invited. So if you're interested in trout fishing—or contemporary metal sculpture—join us!

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Bears Enter Hyperphagia, Help Deter Bears From Human Food Sources Black bears in Colorado are entering hyperphagia and will spend up to 20 hours a day trying to eat more than 20,000 calories to fatten up for winter. As bears start to prepare for hibernation and hunt for food, Coloradans may see more bear activity in urban areas. Most conflicts between people and bears can be traced to easily accessible human food, trash, fruit trees, shrubs or other attractants with strong odors as a bear’s natural drive to eat can overcome its fear of humans. When bears become too comfortable around humans, they

to humans,” said Brad Banulis, a senior wildlife biologist from Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s northwest region. “Preventing bears from relying on human food sources takes a community effort, and it's important that we all take proactive steps to avoid any possible conflicts with bears and bearproof our homes.” Colorado Parks and Wildlife offers these tips and precautions to help you prevent human/wildlife conflicts that can also save a bear’s life. Bearproofing your home:

mammals. Don’t allow bears to become comfortable around your house. If you see one, yell at it, throw things at it, make noise to scare it off. Secure compost piles. Bears are attracted to the scent of rotting food. Clean the grill after each use. Clean-up thoroughly after picnics in the yard or on the deck. If you have fruit trees, don't allow the fruit to rot on the ground. If you keep small livestock, keep ani-

Keep garage doors closed. Cars, traveling and campsites: Lock your doors when you’re away from home and at night. Keep the bottom floor windows of your house closed when you're not at home. Do not keep food in your vehicle; roll up windows and lock the doors of your vehicles. When car-camping, secure all food and coolers in a locked vehicle. Keep a clean camp, whether you’re in a campground or in the backcountry.

Photo by Brad Manard

Photo by Brad Manard Living with wildlife is a benefit to living in Colorado, and it's up to all of us to take small steps that can save a bear's life.

can destroy property or even become a threat to human safety. “Although black bears are not naturally aggressive and seldom attack or injure people, they are still powerful, wild animals with a strong urge to get food and calories,” said Jamin Grigg, a senior wildlife biologist from CPW’s southwest region. “Understanding bear behaviors and being aware of what steps you can take to avoid bears from approaching your home is an important part of living in Colorado bear country.” A black bear’s natural diet consists of berries, fruits, nuts, plants and grasses that grow naturally in the foothills and forests. Drought conditions in the northwest part of the state have impacted the natural growth and the prevalence of food sources for black bears, however, natural food sources are still available in the area. “Research shows that bears prefer natural sources of food. But they will find sources of human-provided food if it’s available, which can become dangerous

Bear lounges on a sofa in Colorado Springs.

Keep garbage in a well-secured location. Only put out garbage on the morning of pickup. Clean garbage cans regularly to keep them free of food odors: ammonia is effective. Use a bearresistant trash can or dumpster. Don't leave pet food or stock feed outside. Bird feeders are a major source of bear/human conflicts. Attract birds naturally with flowers and water baths. Do not hang bird feeders from April 15 to Nov. 15. Do not attract other wildlife by feeding them, such as deer, turkeys or small

Screen doors present no obstacle for bears.

When camping in the backcountry, hang food 100 feet or more from the campsite; don’t bring any food into your tent. Cook food well away from your tent; wash dishes thoroughly. CPW asks all residents and visitors to help save Colorado’s bears by being actively bear aware throughout the late summer and fall seasons. Bear conflicts and, unfortunately, bear euthanization is most often mals in a fully covered enclosure. Contraced back to human behavior. It is all struct electric fencing if possible. Don’t of our responsibility to help minimize store livestock food outside, keep enclorisks to humans and bears alike by being sures clean to minimize odors, hang rags mindful of our impacts. soaked in ammonia and/or Pine-Sol For more information on bears in Colaround the enclosure. orado, visit If you If you have beehives, install electric have questions or need to report bear fencing where allowed. problems, call your nearest CPW office. Talk to your neighbors and kids about being bear aware.

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“FRIENDSHIPS OF THE DEEPEST KIND” “Why love will always be the greatest thing in the world!” With these words Allan Loy McGinnis begins the last chapter of his book on ‘The Balanced Life’. I had read his first book, ‘The Relationship Factor’. In both, he reminds us, as an old song put it, “People who need people are the luckiest people in the world.” Most readily agree that ‘people need people’. Carl Yung, well known in the mental health field, reminds us: “If anything gives us the reason to keep going on, it is the prospect of love, that we bridge the awful loneliness and touch another.” Bad things happen to those who lack proper close relationships. I know a policeman, very active in DUI enforcement, who asks every offender he tickets or warns: “Do you have a social or support group? A church group? An AA program group? Close friends who offer positive support?” He’s often asked by penitent offenders, what groups he recommends. Naturally, he’s happy to give them a list of proven supporters. We all need friendships and caring supporters. To function well and to succeed among the stresses of our time it is necessary to keep grounded by a network of affectionate and mutually nurturing relationships. A study published in the British Medical Journal several years ago studied a group of 752 men born in one city. If in the initial interview the men reported emotional stress from things like financial troubles, worries about job security or problems, threats of a lawsuit or divorce, the death rate was three times greater than for those who lacked such stresses. However, among men who had a dependable network of support from wife, close friends, strong church or social group, or children with whom they were close, the stresses did not matter. One researcher, reporting on the study, summed it up like this: “Having people to turn to and talk with, people who could offer solace, help, and suggestions, protected them from the deadly impact of life’s rigors and trauma.” One of the great characteristics of the church that Jesus established in Bible times, was this great supportive nature of its members. As described in the Book of Acts, it’s members: “were of one mind and soul”. They met together daily and weekly in order to ‘stimulate each other to love and good works’. They met with, listened to, prayed with, and ‘bore one another’s burdens’, physically, mentally, and spiritually. This church, locally and universally, was their ‘family’ and they received the encouragement and support they needed from each other, as well as from their Lord. Have you experienced this help in your life? Or has your experience been far different from this? I visited a man in a Phoenix hospital some years ago. He was listed in the hospital preachers’ file under the generic listing: ‘Christian’. I knocked on his door and was invited in. However, I soon found out that it was not a good time for anyone claiming to be ‘from a church’. Stanley had been in the hospital several weeks for surgery and recovery…and ‘his church’, one he had faithfully attended for years, knew it. In fact they knew it so well they had sent him a ‘bill’ (that arrived the day I visited) for what they thought his ‘tithe’ should be…but, yet, not one member or leader of that church had visited him, during his extended stay. In following weeks we had many visits and Stanley and Edna were faithful and active members of our church from then on. I’ve had the joy of serving in churches in huge cities, like Los Angeles and Phoenix, and smaller settings, such as Ester Park, and all of them have been like that church described in the Bible… ‘one in mind and spirit’, caring for and ‘bearing one another’s burdens’. That means that we have to be equipped to help with physical needs that people face, but, even more importantly, those mental and relationship challenges, that family and society members face. That’s why we always offered free family and other counseling to help meet those needs. And, above all, willing and anxious to speak to those spiritual issues every person faces, or will face, as he looks to his future. Last night I heard it again, a song that says: “I can help…let me help.” That is our plea. God bless.

Bob Lewis

Estes Park Studio Tour Returns The Studio and mosaic pathways are the backdrop Tour invites to his prayer wheels. Each kinetic wheel neighbors, is finished with the religious or spiritual friends, the iconography (or lettering) appropriate creative cu- to the owner. The idea is to put prayers rious, shop- in the wheel so they may spin out into pers and the world. Arnold is a meticulous and talkers (who thoughtful craftsman. Arnold’s studio love to and garden is located one half mile learn) into south of the US36 causeway on Fish the studios Creek Rd. of professional artists living in Estes. Susan Anderson has always loved Ten local artists will open their home the magic of functional pots emergstudios to demonstrate their fine art ing from spinning wheel. Since and craft process: from moving to Estes Park 22 woodturning to ceramics, years ago, her work has colored pencil to oil paintbecome more sculptural, ing and graphic design. The inspired by the beauty surEstes Park Studio Tour is Saturrounding her studio, located day and Sunday, September 18 above a lovely meadow in Litand 19. tle Valley. Anderson builds There are a total of fourteen “Spirit Houses” from slabs of artists participating in this clay, a tradition discovered event (ten hosts, four guests). during her time in Bhutan. Three of these artists build These sculptures are a mixed media sculpture or place for spirits to live construct a story from while land is being diswood, ceramic, metal, turbed; they have adapted and…whatever other Joe Arnold constructs kinetic to become a place of rest, material might be reboth metaphorically and prayer wheels out of metal, quired. wood, found decorative details, spiritually. She will have When you walk into and stenciled paint. The idea is garden totems and Spirit Monte Michener’s spa- to put prayers in the wheel so Houses on display and cious studio you find a they may spin out into the will happily take "relarge collection of drift- world. quests.” Proceeds from wood. From this pile all sales of her work of curves, lines and will go to the Art Centextures he creates lifeter of Estes Park. Susan size sculptures and is host to two other wall hanging busts of artists this year: her lomountain animals. cation includes handThese animals are very carved ceramics by much alive—forcing Leah De Capio and their way through the wire-wrapped stone wall, nestled quietly in jewelry by Alice the woods, and calling League. out one to the other. How do you “do the He is best known for tour”? Choose the his horses, many of route that best serves which are installed you; visit one studio or along the river behind Monte Michener is known for his all ten. Some locations animal sculptures from driftwood Elements of Touch are right off the highWellness Spa and the and found materials. His life size way; others are up a horses, Buffalo, deer, bighorn sheep big slide. Michener dirt road. Printed also uses wood to cre- and fish capture a life like essence maps will be available ate furniture, and ex- and motion. two weeks before the periments with abevent at Kind Coffee, stract painting (which, Lumpy Ridge Brewing, not surprisingly, has a and Bird & Jim Restautexture and pattern rant. There is lots of inreminiscent of microformation on artists, exscopic wood grain). amples of their work, and His studio is located an interactive map on two miles south of the US 36 causeway off This event is founded Fish Creek Rd. in The and funded by artists. Uplands. The goal is to provide loJoe Arnold has crecals and guests alike an ated a Sacred Art Garopportunity to meet their den filled with painted creative neighbors, see metal prayer wheels the process of making, and shrines for conand buy art. Realtor templation, meditation Heidi Reidesel, Aspen and prayer. The temBrook Vacation Rentals, ples of Asia and the saDr. Daniel Rauk, the Susan Anderson’s garden cred places of Europe Estes Arts District, Bird totem sculptures. She pinches and Mexico have in& Jim Restaurant and spired his garden space: clay into bird forms and threads Kind Coffee provide adbottle glass walls, deco- them onto rebar set into a base ditional support. Viva rative metal, lush plants, safe for the outdoors. Creative Culture!

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The Art Center’s Estes Valley Plein Air National Paint Out Has Begun You might come across them in the park or elsewhere within a 50 mile radius of Estes Park to create their vision of our area. 31 artists are participating and they will have their name tags and signs stating, Artist At Work attached to their easel to help identify who they are. Many are from around Colorado but they also represent TX, CA, UT, MD, MO & MN. The public is invited to attend the following activities as part of the Estes Valley Plein Air program. August 26, Estes Park Museum 6-8 “Highlighting a Few Women Artists of Estes Park” featuring such artists as Dorothy Carmine Scott, Adma Green Kerr, Clara MacGregor and Anne Frick Vernon. Examples of their artwork will be on display and a Q & A time after the presentations. With the focus this year on honoring Estes Park women, it was felt that such recognition should extend to our women artists.

Bank of Colorado Bank of Estes Park Fund of the Community Foundation Blick Art Supplies Chamber of Commerce Coldwell-Banker – Mary Murphy Earthwood Galleries – Ron & Ann Wilcocks Estes Arts District Ron and Vivian Gordon Dave and Michelle Hall/UPS Hostmark Hospitality Group – David Garon Jill and Dale Hurd Family Foundation Kind Coffee McGregor Mtn. Lodge/ Castle Mtn. Lodge – Chris Wood MacGregor Ranch Office of the Mayor Plein Air Magazine Rock Cut Brewery

Estes Park Senior Citizens Center Menu August 23 – 27 Monday, Aug 23

Taco Salad w/ Chicken

Tuesday, Aug 24

Meatloaf w/ mashed potatoes, gravy & vegetables

Wed., Aug 25

Turkey, Bacon & Swiss Cheese Croissant w/ 3-Bean Salad

Thursday, Aug 26 Smothered Chicken (6 oz) (topped w/ mushrooms, green peppers & onions) w/ Rice Pilaf & vegetable Friday, Aug 27

Signature Salad w/ Grilled Shrimp (8) (greens topped w/ tomatoes, corn, cheese, craisins, pecans & croutons) w/ ranch dressing

August 30 – Sept 3 Monday, Aug 30

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

August 28, Riverside Plaza 8:30-12:00 Quick Paint and Auction. Watch these artists create a painting in 90 minutes, view the results and participate in the auction. August 28, Art Center of Estes Park 5-8 Gala opening and awards ceremony. Come enjoy the opening reception and view the newly created art work by the EVPA artists and participate in the awards ceremony that will begin at 6:30. You can also vote for your favorite painting. We want to give recognition and expressions of appreciation to those who have given their support and sponsorship for this event. Without them, the Estes Valley Plein Air, would not be possible. Thank you: Anonymous

St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church/Seth Richmond Denise Shank Snowy Peaks Winery Sourcetek Southwest Art Magazine Chris Switzer Town of Estes Park Dr. Guy and Leslie Van der Werf Follow the links to view the Power Point Presentations of the upcoming Estes Valley Plein Air show and events. The Estes Valley Plein Air Exhibit will be on display from August 28 to September 26. The Art Center is open daily 11-5.

Tuesday, Aug 31

Vegetarian Lasagna w/ garlic bread & side salad

Wedn., Sept 1

BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwich w/ Baked Beans & coleslaw

Thursday, Sept 2

Liver & Onions w/ Bacon, mashed potatoes & gravy

Friday, Sept 3

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

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 23rd you need to call before 1:00 PM on Friday, August 20th. For reservations call 970-581-2195 and leave a detailed message. Pre-paid meal tickets and membership forms are available at the Estes Park Senior Citizens Center located at 1760 Olympian Lane and at

The Center is OPEN (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 10-1; Tuesday 10-2) TriFit (MWF 10:30-11:15); Yoga/Balance (TT 10:15-11:15) Mahjong (Tuesdays 10-2); Trivia Tuesdays (12-2) Two Bridge Groups: 1st, 3rd, & 5th Wednesday of the month & every Thursday 1-4 PM Reserved Meals-to-Go delivered to your vehicle or eat at the Senior Citizens Center Check out our website: or call for the latest information

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What’s Happening At The Estes Valley Library HOURS & SERVICES Current Hours: Mondays - Thursday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, 1-5 p.m. Both floors of the library are open with full access to collections, study rooms, meeting spaces, and the Makerspace. The second floor offers computer access, including the ability to print directly from library computers or from your personal device. Free Wi-Fi is available both inside and outside the library. Library One-Hour Parking Library visitors may use any of the seven free parking spaces marked “Library Reserved” during open hours. The spaces have a one-hour time limit. These are located along the library’s northeast perimeter. No payment or permit required. LIBRARY BOARD Applications for Open Seat The Library District announces an opening on its Board of Trustees, beginning January 1, 2022. Applications are welcomed now through August 27. Full details at ESTES GROWS READERS Library Storytimes: 3 Days a Week Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays, 10:30 a.m., Hondius Room Baby Storytimes on Thurs. and Fri. at 10 a.m.

Children ages 0 to 6 and their families can enjoy stories, songs, puppets and activities, all designed to stimulate a child’s cognitive development. No sign-up required. BOOKS & AUTHORS Chamber Book Club: “Hug Your Haters” Friday, August 20, 11 a.m. to noon, Wasson Room For businesses big or small, there will be “haters,” and author Jay Baer says we cannot afford to ignore them. He explains how to embrace complaints and turn bad news into good outcomes. Cohosted by Estes Chamber of Commerce and open to all. Sign up at L’Amour to Longmire, with author Kevin Wolf

Bestselling Memoir “Educated” To Be Discussed August 31 Book discussions are a great way to discover new authors and share perspectives with fellow readers. The Estes Valley Library is hosting a monthly Turn the Page Book Club, and this month’s featured title is the memoir “Educated” by Tara Westover. Once signed up, participants will receive information on how to acquire a copy of the book. The discussion takes place at the library on Tuesday, August 31 from 9:15 to 10 a. m. in the Wasson Room. Newcomers are welcome, along with returning discussion participants. Born to a survivalist family in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen when she first set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was

no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when her older brother became violent. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her across oceans and continents, later to earn a PhD. In time, she wondered if she had traveled too far for there to still be a way back home. Westover’s bestselling memoir has earned a score of honors and recognitions, including the “Los Angeles Times” Book Prize. Library book discussions are made possible by the generous support of the Estes Valley Library Friends & Foundation. Go to to sign up, and you’ll receive information on how to acquire a copy of the book.

Monday, August 23, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Hondius Room Join a presentation with local author Kevin Wolf on the history of the Westerns genre in fiction, how they have changed, and how recent authors like Box, Johnson and Hillerman keep gaining new fans for the genre. Sign up at Turn the Page Book Club: “Educated” Tuesday, August 31, 9:15 to 10 a.m., Wasson Room “Educated” is the bestselling memoir about a young woman who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge. Sign up at and receive information on how to access the book. NEW LIBRARY CARDS Coming Soon: Choose your Favorite Designs This fall, the library will begin issuing new library cards to replace the current ones. The new cards will have a barcode format that will meet the tech needs of the future. Library patrons will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite new designs. One winning design will also be selected from a Kids’ Art Contest for ages 15 and under. Watch for upcoming details. THE TWIG MINI-BRANCH The library mini-branch at the Estes

Valley Community Center (EVCC) is open. Patrons are able to request library materials to be sent to the Twig at EVCC, where they can be checked out using the self-serve kiosk on the building’s lower level. The location includes drive-up outdoor book returns. FRIENDS & FOUNDATION Cliffhanger Used Books Cliffhanger Used Books, located next to the Post Office, is operated by the Library Friends & Foundation, offering gently-used books, movies, and music at discount prices. Cliffhanger is open daily this summer from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Alpine Anglers Sponsor River Cleanup This Saturday

Traffic is up on Highway 34 in the Big Thompson Canyon—and so is the trash. Join Alpine Anglers—the Estes Park chapter of Trout Unlimited—for a river cleanup and cookout this Saturday, August 21st. Meet at Sleepy Hollow Park at 9:00 a.m. Wear gloves. We’ll issue you some trash bags and send you out to collect what you can in an hour or so. Then feel free to spend another hour sampling the trout fishing along the river.

Return to Sleepy Hollow Park at 11:20 with bulging trash bags and tales of what got away. We’ll grill up some burgers and dogs, listen to your fishing report, and hand out some prizes to the most successful trash collectors. Let us know you’re coming, though, so we’ll have enough food. Please RSVP at or visit the Alpine Anglers website at to read the details and access our reply form.

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THE GLOBAL STANDARD IN LUXURY REAL ESTATE “Where the Estes Valley has been coming for real estate solutions since 1985!” 221 Big Horn Dr.

Mike & Marie Edwards Broker Owners

Variety of Floor Plans Starting at $3,500



Linda Schneider Broker Associate


116 E. Elkhorn Ave.

1555 Raven Circle unit C


Mary Murphy Broker Associate



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720‐400‐0787 Each Office Independently Owned and Operated 320 E. Elkhorn Avenue | Downtown Estes Park

1991 S. Morris Court


700 SPRING ST. $789,500


GRI, MRE, ABR, Broker Associate

$675,000 Don’t overlook this beauty! Two master suites, one with an accessible bathroom and separate outside entrance are the highlights of this well-maintained home. Tankless hot water heater, solar tubes, Andersen windows make this home very energy efficient and quiet. Fenced yard for your pets, or to keep Mother Nature’s pets out of your garden.

ting New Lis



Judy Anderson


For 15 years the Estes Park Vitamin Store has been serving Estes Park and surrounding areas.Contact the listing office to see this successful business.

MLS# 945461 – Wide, bright and open views that can be enjoyed from almost everywhere in the home. Overlook town at night and have all the peaks in eyes view too!

Scott Thompson 970-590-9941

Eric Blackhurst Broker Associate


170 S. St. Vrain, Estes Park, CO 80517 1692 Big Thompson Avenue, Ste 201 Estes Park, CO 80517

Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated

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

Mountain Brokers 1200 Graves Avenue, Estes Park

Office: 970-586-5324

Under Contract

Under Contract

1024 S Saint Vrain $740,000 $340,000

Call Kirk or Peggy

Call Kirk or Peggy

• 5 Bed, 3 Bath, 3480 sq ft • Located on the Golf Course • Vaulted Ceilings, Main Level Living

Under Contract

• 4.48 Acres, All City Utilities • Incredible Views, Great Location $5,000,000 $635,000 • 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 1600 sq ft • 29 Cabin Resort, 15.75 Acres • Open Floor Plan, Vaulted Ceilings • Riverfront Property, Close to RMNP • Lots of Natural Light, .6 Acre • Many Amenities, Potential Growth

Call Kirk or Peggy

Call Kirk or Peggy

Under Contract

Price Reduced

564 Copper Hill Rd $850,000

1769 Wildfire $445,000

2334 W. Highway 34 Drake $210,000

Call Maria or Javier

Call Maria or Javier

Call Maria or Javier

260 Meadowview Dr $699,500

1802 Wildfire Road $365,900

Windcliff Estates 3125 Eiger Trail $375,000

Are you ready to Buy or Sell? Call #1 in Real Estate

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281 Snow Top $729,000 Call Kim

Under Contract

Kirk Fisher Broker Owner CRS, CMAS, CLHMS


Peggy Lynch

April Allen

Javier Gomez

Maria Gomez

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Broker, CRS, CMAS


Broker, SRES




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EVRPD Celebrates Last Blast Of Summer! Last Blast of Summer was a huge success with over 100 registered children. The event was co-sponsored by the Estes Park School District and the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District to mark the end of summer and the beginning of the new academic year. Julie Bunton, EVRPD Event Coordinator remarked, “The kids and their families had a great time on the inflatables, the water slide, games and the outdoor movie. The free kids’ haircuts from Glow

381 Broadview Lane $365,000 No More/No Less

Salon were a huge hit, too!” Food providers included White Paper BBQ and EPBross Food trucks, Mountain Snack Shack and Heaven’s Choice Popcorn. Ruby Bode, EPSD Assistant Superintendent stated, “The school district is grateful to EVRPD’s Rec Department for providing this wonderful opportunity for our students and families! We look forward to making this an annual event.”

Call Julia Daley at 720-937-0806

Income Qualifying Property • 1,200sf, 4 bedroom, 1 bath, 1.2 acres, includes storage/work shed Must qualify through the Estes Park Housing Authority, call 970-591-2535 for application. Buyers must submit a pre-qualification letter from lender and approval letter from the Housing Authority with the offer.


Broker Assoc. 720-937-0806



Javier Gomez Broker 970 213-8692

Maria Gomez Broker

Mountain Brokers

970 213-9479

Under Contract

564 Copper Hill

Call For Nominations For School Board Directors Estes Park School District Larimer/Boulder County, Colorado The Estes Park School District in the Counties of Larimer and Boulder, State of Colorado, calls for nomination of candidates for school board directors to be placed on the ballot for the regular biennial school election to be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. Three [3] directors will be elected for a term of office of four years. To be qualified, a candidate must have been a registered elector of the school district for at least 12 consecutive months before the election and a resident of the district which will be represented. A person is ineligible to run for school director if he or she has been convicted of committing a sexual offense against a child. A person who desires to be a candidate for school board director shall file a

written notice of intention to be a candidate and a nomination petition signed by at least fifty [50] eligible electors who are registered to vote in the regular biennial school election. Nomination petitions may be obtained starting August 4th, 2021, at the Estes Park School District Administration Office, located at 1605 Brodie Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Completed petitions shall be submitted to the Designated Election Official, Heather Gooch, no later than 2:00 p.m. on August 27, 2021. Note: This call for nominations is to be published not more than 90 days (August 4, 2021) nor less than 75 days (August 19, 2021) before the election. Colo. Rev. Stat. § 22-31-107(1.5).

1200 Graves Avenue, Estes Park

Stunning cabin home w/ wrap around deck. Floor to ceiling windows for stunning view. Open floor plan w/ huge loft. Views of rolling hills to snow cap mountains out every window. Oversized heated garage with built in workbenches, plus overhead storage. Garage has a finished space (23 ft x 25 ft) that can be used as an office, art or yoga studio & has it's own private deck. Black top circular driveway. Fire mitigated. Single owner that has kept home meticulous. Listed for $850,000

Under Contract

1769 Wildfire Rd. Come check out this mountain contemporary condo. Perfect for first time home buyer or new family. Corner unit with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths. South facing, end unit. Walk out patio in back. Newer hot water heater and high efficiency furnace. SS appliances. Gas fireplace. 2 car garage with plenty of storage throughout the condo. Not a deed restricted unit. No Short term rentals allowed. Listed at $445,000

2349 US Highway 34, Drake Listen to the sounds of the river as you work on your project in the mountains. Borders Natl forest, plenty of wildlife. Wood fireplace. Nice size bath with room for laundry(electric hook up but no water for washer) Only appliance is an electric stove. 3/4 bath w/incinerating toilet. Shower & sink hooked up to gray water system. no water or septic, needs new roof, deck, windows, property sold "as is" with all furniture you see. Remodeled in 1984. Listed at $210,000

New Listing

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1352 Marys Lake Road Extended Family Complex or Income Property • Year round house, guest cabin & mobile home • 1 acre lot with mature trees & lots of wildlife • RMNP is right up the road & Estes Park is just 2 miles away • All 3 units are currently rented w/ great rental history for an easy investment Call Mike today to take a look! $649,000

ADORABLE CABIN CLOSE TO ESTES PARK AND ALLENSPARK This charming 2 bedroom 1 bath cabin is conveniently situated between Estes Park and Allenspark. The open floor plan includes a wood burning rock fireplace and spacious eat-in kitchen. One bedroom is large with bay window with bench seat and access to a quaint little loft area. Second bedroom has small closet and easy access to the remodeled 3/4 bath. Mostly used for summer months but has been used during winter also. Call Trisha for an appointment to see 11563 St. Hwy 7, offered for $350,000.

FALL RIVER ESTATES Avoid the crowds and hike right into Rocky Mountain National Park from this beautiful piece of property located at the Top of the Rockies in the Fall River Estates West Subdivision. Fabulous rock outcroppings and two potential building sites, with views of Twin Sisters and beautiful Fall River from above. Sewer tap is paid and is at property. Custom building plans available. Take a walk for yourself and get a feel of the privacy and views from this property. Call Trisha with any questions. Offered for $289,900

Clean Air – Live Well By: Judi Smith

My family got out of the house on Saturday like most others in the Estes Valley and across the Front Range. The air on Saturday, at least according to the Air Quality Index, dropped briefly into the “good” range (below 50), having soared well above that for 12 days. On Thursday, Aug. 7 the reading was 154, earning an “unhealthy for sensitive people” rating, at which point I decided that it might make a good topic for this column. Today, as I write (Aug. 17, noon), the AQI in Estes Park is 83 and the PM2.5 reads 27.4 pg/m3 only two times the WHO exposure recommendation. Saturday and Sunday were half that and tomorrow through Saturday (August 21) are expected to be just as clear. It is easy to lay the blame for the recent pollution, here is the Estes Valley, on the California fires – but there is more in the air than ashes. Micro-plastics are too small to see, but even PM10 are invisibly breathed into the respiratory tract. PM 2.5 were measured above Rocky Mountain National Park during testing for Nitrous Oxide. depends upon volunteers to provide data readings. There are four such monitors in Estes, all anonymous with approximate locations. (Yesterday there were only three.) Depending upon the capability of the enrolled monitors, visitors can also watch the readings for particles (both PM2.5 and PM10), Ozone (O3), Nitrous Oxide (NO2), sul-

furic dioxide (SO2) and carbon monoxide (CO). For air quality: according to current interpretation: 0-50 is “good.” 50-100 is “moderate,” meaning most individuals can exercise freely outside with the exception of those people unusually subject to particle pollution. 100-150 is “unhealthy for sensitive people” Children, elderly, those with asthma, respiratory conditions, lung or heart disease should exercise caution: stay indoors and limit outdoor activity. At 150-200 these cautionary aspects apply to everyone. 200-300 is designated “very unhealthy for everyone” and over 300 is considered “hazardous.” Over all, our air in Estes is quite breathable compared to parts of the rest of the world. Consider this: this index maxes out at 500 based upon a belief that there is no point in measuring above that. No one should be exposed that level. Also consider, there are places whose readings have been over 400. It is easy to feel isolated here. Surrounded by mountains we can feel protected from the outside world, avoiding the problems of cities. However, air knows no geographical limits. Our air pollution from fires, from energy sources attained by burning fuel, from petroleum powered vehicle, from methane decomposing in landfills, mixes with similar detriments from other locations and travels wind currents lead. Agree? Disagree? Questions? Comments?

Critical Race Theory Topic Of Next Quaker/Unitarian Meeting Every Sunday there is a meeting of intellectually curious people; many are Quakers, Unitarians or unaffiliated. These meetings are open to all who are interested. We now meet at the conference room of the US Bank at 363 East Elkhorn Ave. The meeting starts with a half hour of silence from 10 to 10:30; followed by a social time from 10:30 to 11. The program begins at 11 and concludes

at noon. You are welcome to join for any or all parts of the meeting. Masks are requested even though all attendees are expected to have had their Covid-19 vaccinations. Please join us for a discussion of this important topic. For further information contact Jim Linderholm at or Randy Maharry at 515-229-8399.

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Estes Park Baptist Church Continues Summer Series Concerts With Blake & Jenna Bolerjack Wednesday, August 25 at 7:00 p.m. The award winning Christian music husband/wife duo of Blake & Jenna Bolerjack travel full time together through-

out the USA and Canada as well as Germany sharing concerts and speaking in front of all kinds of audiences, young and old alike. Blake and Jenna have recorded six CDs together and as they’ve traveled their happy personalities and transparent nature have earned them the nickname “The Sweethearts of Gospel Music.” Their music features their velvety vocal blend with a mix of classic and modern styles of Christian music. You will hear songs such as the dramatic, runaway crowd favorite “Ain’t No Grave” and their current radio hit “Come As You Are,” and other well known songs such as “Jesus Messiah” and “Because He Lives.” Blake & Jenna also will share their testi-

monies about how even in dark times God never leaves you. Individually, Blake & Jenna each have powerful testimonies of God’s grace and faithfulness in their lives, bringing them through the lowest of valleys and into the healing and restoration on the other side. Their goal in sharing about their journeys is to encourage listeners that God loves you and is always with you and this world is not all you get. At age 31 Jenna was diagnosed with a particularly aggressive breast cancer and now, as a five year cancer survivor, Jenna will share her moving testimony about the faithfulness of God throughout that journey and how you never know how God is going to use the storms in our lives to encourage other people and even grow our trust in God. During her treatment Jenna was able to proclaim the goodness of God in her doctors’ appointments, interactions with other patients, and at their concerts sharing about how we do not have to “fear bad news” because, when you trust in Jesus, you know you are being held in loving, capable hands. Jenna states, “We take the time, wherever we go, to give thanks that whatever the prognosis, whatever the situation, in Jesus we have a win-win situation.” Before Blake and Jenna traveled as a duet group, Blake traveled as a soloist for 11 years after college. Blake is an award winning songwriter and he also

United Methodist Church Hosting Tailgate Worship Services

The Estes Park United Methodist Church will be hosting outdoor Tailgate Worship Services beginning this Sunday, August 22 at 9:45 a.m. and into the foreseeable future due to the Covid 19 resurgence in our area. The congregation will be meeting in the lower parking lot along the Fall River. Throughout the pandemic, the EPUMC has based its decisions related to in-person worship on CDC guidelines and the three rules of Methodism’s founder, John Wesley. Wesley’s rules were 1) Do no harm; 2) Do good; and 3) Stay in love with God. Pastor Ann Lantz stated, “We see mov-

ing our worship outdoors to be in keeping with Wesley's rules. As a congregation, we feel that we can best demonstrate our faith through doing everything we can to protect ourselves and others.” The church is located at 1509 Fish Hatchery Road in Estes Park. Worship begins at 9:45 a.m. and there will be car ushers available to direct worshippers. Attendees are invited to bring folding chairs, favorite morning beverage, and snacks to enjoy during the service. For more information, please contact the church office 970-586-4153 or

has a story of his own that he shares about walking through debilitating anxiety and depression as a teenager. Blake shares his very personal account about how at one point he felt so low he tried to take his own life but how God intervened and set Blake on a path toward healing. This couple will share a lot of songs and stories at this concert; there will be songs to enjoy by every one of all ages. If you enjoy hymns and southern gospel, there will be those songs…and if you enjoy praise and worship and more contemporary styles, they will also be part of the concert. Blake and Jenna comment: “We just sing songs we like. We grew up on all kinds of music and I think it really shows in the variety of styles we sing in concert. We like to mix it up.” You can find their music on all digital music plat-

forms and their YouTube channel has many music and personal videos posted to enjoy. This concert is the perfect opportunity to invite a friend and enjoy an evening of uplifting, happy music, and encouragement to keep going and keep your eyes on Jesus. The concert is hosted by Estes Park Baptist Church and is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday evening, August 25. The church is located at 2200 Mall Road in Estes Park, CO. Free admission. Donations appreciated. Note: the next concert will be performed by Orchard Creek which is a bluegrass/gospel band. They will be playing Labor Day weekend-Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Estes Park Baptist Church at 2200 Mall Road, free admission.

Youth Mentoring Opportunities With Partners! At Partners, we envision a community of equipped and empowered individuals attaining their visions and goals. For over 40 years we have been committed to supporting vulnerable youth and families in Northern Colorado. We've been in Estes Park for 25 years! Our School-Based and CommunityBased Mentoring Programs are proven, evidence-based prevention service models aiming to support youth when they need additional support in the community or academic settings. Our one-to-one mentoring pairs are long term, structured, and well-supported partnerships between positive adult role models and youth facing ad-

versity in a variety of ways. Youth are waiting to be matched oneto-one with a mentor. Contact us at 970577-9348 or email to learn more!

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Preparing For Crossroads Vintage Fundraiser By: Brian Schaffer

Photography on helping us tell our story through the lens of various people who Some of you may know that my wife and I lived in Alaska for eight winters and interact with Crossroads. Alex did a it was definitely an incredible experience wonderful job of creating a video we will be able to show for years to come in a vafor us. One of the many adventurous exriety of settings. I even envision pulling peditions we went on was panning for out my phone at a meeting to give people gold. You may remember the movie a glimpse of the work we do through this “North to Alaska” that gave a glimpse of six-minute video. I trust you’ll be inthe excitement surrounding the Gold spired by it and share it with your Rush. Some of the folks found a lot and friends, family, and acquaintances to help some found a little, but they all worked us get the word out of the great things hard to sift through the muddy, sandy sediment in the rivers with hopes of find- being done to make sure our neighbors are taken care of. Some of the people I ing shiny gold nuggets. We did the same would like to thank for their participafor a few hours hoping to find a flake or tion in this video production are: Randy even powder that contained gold, but it Maharry who is the co-founder of the didn’t pan out for us. I bring this up because we have multiple golden nuggets in Village Thrift Shop and is a true collaborative partner in the work we do in the the Estes Valley that can be turned into money to support the work Crossroads is community. Olga Ortega who is coowner of Mountain Home Café and does doing. Every October we host our Vintage fundraiser at the Dunraven Inn with incredible work in our community owner, Andy Morgan. Within a few hours among people who are living in desperwe raise upwards of $50,000 from our live ate situations. She has partnered with Crossroads on many occasions and this auction and generous donors. In recent has allowed us to strengthen relationyears we have been blessed with numerships with our Spanish speaking neighous gifts from local businesses that we bors. Donna Carlson serves as the Execauctioned off. We also have received travel gifts that included a seven-day stay utive Director of the Chamber of Commerce and gave her thoughts on at a Florida vacation home and an why businesses should consider joining Alaskan fishing lodge. These golden nuggets have been given to Crossroads as arms with the work we do. Pastor Jess Mahon leads Rocky Mountain Church a way of helping us keep people housed and gave his reasoning behind why he and fed in our community. I can only believes it’s so important to work closely imagine there are tons of nuggets in the with us. Nicola Perry and Mindy Stone Estes Valley, so I’d like to begin panning are volunteers in our food pantry and for gold and see what we can find. I’m share how their lives have been impacted thinking a seven-day stay in a Hawaiian condo would go well at our auction if you through serving on the front lines. Eva Banuelos has been our Case Manager for know where this little nugget might be found. Season tickets for any professional over 10 years now and has seen lots of people find help for their immediate sports teams would be an awesome way needs and hope for a better future. Lauto give to Crossroads. The Gold Rush is rie Dale Marshall is the Executive Direcon and we’re collecting as many auction tor for EVICS and has been very instruitems as possible now so we will have plenty for our Vintage fundraiser on Sun- mental over the years in creating and strengthening partnerships among nonday, October 24th, from 4-7 p.m. at the Dunraven. Tickets are available at Cross- profits. We have worked closely with her in bringing people together to make a roads or the Dunraven. $100 gets you in collective impact. And the star of our the door for a good time with other supvideo is Reba Brewington who shares her porters of Crossroads Ministry. By the story of how Crossroads has touched her way, if you have a high rise condo in Time Square, or something that you’d like life in a very meaningful way by helping her secure housing, keep food on her to donate for our auction, contact Brian table, and provide the necessary support Schaffer at 970-599-4200 or brian.crossfor her to live a healthy, productive life. Thank you! You can watch this video by going to the Over the past year we have been working with Alex Ho from Sky Pond Video & home page on our website at

Road And Parking Lot Striping Taking Place Throughout RMNP Beginning this week, all paved roads and parking areas within Rocky Mountain National Park will be striped. Work is expected to last three weeks and should be completed by September 4, weather and resources permitting. During the day, when striping occurs on paved roads, travelers should expect rolling delays up to 30 minutes Monday through Friday. Most work for parking areas will be completed at night Sundays through Thursdays from 8 p. m. to 4 a. m. When striping occurs in parking lots, those areas will be closed. Striping work will not occur on weekends. For further information about Rocky Mountain National Park, please visit or call the park’s Information Office at (970) 586-1206.

2nd Annual Chamber Cup Golf Tournament Winners Bank of Estes Park keeps the cup in the August 13 shotgun scramble The Bank of Estes Park team stole the cup for a second year in a row at the 2nd Annual Chamber Cup Golf Tournament on August 13, 2021, with Tim Hull, Brad Doggett, Rene Archambault, and Joel Moore. In second place was The Stanley Hotel team with Eric Lund, Craig Nutt, Eric Dietrick, and Jay Harrison. In third and also winners of the Most Fun Team award by our tournament Director of Fun was Shotts, Merryman & Company with Christopher Shotts, William Shotts, Creed Shotts and Kris Dawley. Closest to the Pin award went to Tim Hull and The Longest Drive to

grateful to the community for this support.” More than 30 volunteers rallied to make the day possible, including ten hard-working volunteers from The Stanley Home Foundation. 18 Hole

Sponsors improved the golfer experience throughout the course: Estes Park Distilling, Village Goldsmith, Hands Down Massage, Visit Estes Park, State Farm (Susan Fereday), The Post Chicken & Beer, Frankly Organic

Joel Moore. Thanks to Seasoned Bistro, Bird & Jim, Claire’s, Ed’s Cantina, Mama Rose’s/Poppy’s, Tacos la Tradicion, Latitude 105, and Twin Owls Steak House for seasoning the prizes with dinners. The tournament, sponsored by the Town of Estes Park and TrailBlazer Broadband, hosted 106 players on the 18-hole course on a beautiful day. Supporting sponsors this year include The Bank of Estes Park, Edward Jones, The Stanley Hotel and Aldrich Builders. Our Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ lunch and beverages (from Rock Cut Brewing, Lumpy Ridge Brewing, Avant Garde Aleworks and Estes Park Brewery) were sponsored this year by Bank of Colorado, Westover Construction, Mortgage Solutions and Estes Valley Recreation District. The Northern Colorado Health Alliance sponsored our first aid station, Mueller Pye & Associates, Premier Members Credit Union and Sky Run sponsored registration, the Mama Bear EXIT Realty Team from Denver sponsored our awards and Far North Construction sponsored the driving range. “We special-ordered the sunshine again and the rain went a different direction,” said Chamber Executive Director Donna Carlson. “This fundraiser provides the operating capital that lets us focus more on doing the work of a Chamber. We’re

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Artist Combines Ceramics With Hints Of Stained Glass For Unique Pottery

Every artist tries to find a style that is uniquely theirs—whether they paint, carve wood, create ceramics, play a musical instrument or sing. For Ceramic Artist Ann Barnsley at The Old Gallery in Allenspark, she’s created a signature style that combines the functionality and textures of pottery with the translucent light found in stained glass. She loves using transparent, warm-colored glazes for her functional ceramic ware. She uses a slip trailing technique that mimics a stained-glass scene on most of her pieces. She incorporates elements from nature in Colorado in her pieces, including aspens, columbine and hummingbirds. She creates mugs, bowls, spoon rests, jewelry dishes, succulent wall windows and wall mosaics. Barnsley has been creating pottery since she majored in art in college. But it wasn’t until her kids were old enough to go to school that she really started exploring the art of ceramics. “I had the good fortune to get into an arts cooperative in Boulder called Mudilicious Pottery Studio in 1998,” she said. She started throwing pots and working on a wheel; learning as she experimented and watched other artists in the co-op. “In a lot of ways I’m selftaught,” she said. She added, “I found that I loved the textile feel of making pottery and the movement of it. I like the

way it smells. It’s earthy and moist and I find it challenging. I do enjoy a challenge.” She’s a fulltime artist now, having recently retired from her family’s business. Barnsley is one of 28 featured artists at The Old Gallery in Allenspark, just 20 minutes from Estes Park on Highway 7. “I just joined the gallery this May. When I first met with the artists there, they were so welcoming. And the Gallery itself is quite beautiful and in a lovely setting in the mountains. Since much of my work is Colorado-themed, it really fits there.” Kathy Banich is Chair of The Old Gallery Artists. She said, “Ann's ceramics are uniquely different and beautiful—the way she integrates nature's designs through the concept of stained glass panes (similar to pieces of a puzzle) definitely distinguishes her work from traditional pottery. We are grateful Ann joined our art body and subsequently elated to be able to offer Ann's exclusive pieces to our patrons."

Barnsley has had a studio in a portion of a barn at her home since 2007. “There’s no running water, but I do have electricity and a heater. My kiln is in the main part of the barn and that’s where I fire my pieces.” She likes to listening to music and an occasional podcast while she creates. Art Demonstration Sunday, Sept. 26 Barnsley’s work can be viewed at The Old Gallery from 9:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. daily. She will also be doing an art demonstration there from 1:30-4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 26. Her work is also featured at pARTiculars in Lafayette. She is a co-founder of that art gallery and teaching studio. So how does it feel to know her functional art work can be found in so many homes? “It’s very gratifying to know my pieces will be used and enjoyed for years to come,” she said. And what advice would she give to aspiring artists? “I feel like so many people don’t think they’re creative, but I think most people are. I’d encourage anyone to express their creativity. Do what you like to do. Make it for yourself and if someone else loves it, great.” The Old Gallery is located at 14863 Colorado Highway 7 in Allenspark. It’s a center for community, arts and visitors. The nonprofit community center pro-

vides entertainment, educational and social services to the Peak to Peak mountain communities and the Rocky Mountain Nature Conservancy Store. It’s also home to the Community Cupboard Food Bank and Community Closet.

Estes Park Women’s Golf Association Results For August 17, 2021 Tuesday’s game was “Middle Hollow” which means the middle of the 18 holes count, hole 6-14. The Winners: Flight 1 1st Ursula Geiger Flight 2 1st Carla Spreng 2nd Margi Cantrell Tied for 3rd Pam Vendegna, Judi Cunningham, Cindy Minier

Flight 3 1st Kathy Bryson 2nd Diane Butler Flight 4 1st Marilyn Soby We invite anyone interested to join EPWGA our handicaps range from about 14-40. If you are interested contact Carla Spreng-Webb at carla.

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Ralph Pepino Ralph William Pepino, age 71, passed away on Sunday afternoon August 8, 2021 surrounded by his beloved family. He was born on December 26, 1949 in the Bronx, New York and was the only child of the late Drs. Ralph W. Pepino and Domenica M. (Graziano) Pepino. Ralph was a respected attorney and brilliant investor. He had a passion for education and was a lifelong learner; focusing his research on nutrition, health, climate change, environmental issues, and real estate. His ambition, honesty, and integrity were an inspiration to those around him. He was a man of great faith and the deep love he had for his family and friends was unmatched. Ralph had many favorite past times including handball, triathlons, yoga, and walking amongst the trees. He was a seasonal resident of Estes Park and took pride in slowing down to enjoy the simple things in life.

He led by example when it came to enjoying a perfect moment whether it be petting a neighborhood dog or stopping by a small stream to dip his hands. Ralph Pepino is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years, Lois Pepino; along with his two daughters, Domenica (Nickie) Adams and Christina (Chrissy) Pepino; his granddaughter, Sofia Quinn Pepino-Rybarsyk; and many loving relatives. Memorial services for Ralph Pepino are tentatively planned for the late Spring 2022 in Flagstaff, Arizona and late Summer 2022 in Estes Park, Colorado. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to or Earthjustice, 50 California St., Ste. 500, San Francisco, CA 94111. In your donation, please include his name and a note identifying it as a memorial gift.

Thomas Arthur Peter Thomas Arthur Peter of Estes Park, CO passed away on July 7th, 2021 in Longmont, CO. He was born on February 12, 1943 to Arthur Dewitt and Ruth Vera (Rakow) Peter in Elgin, IL. Tom was raised in Algonquin and Crystal Lakes, IL. Tom went to college and received his BS in Business Administration. He then joined the Army in July of 1968 and served at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. he received a Honorable Discharge in July of 1965. He went back to College and became a

Certified Public Accountant. In 1985 Tom and his Dad moved to Estes Park and bought Anderson's Wonderview Resort in 1986. Tom sold Anderson's Wonderview Resort and retired here in Estes Park, CO. He was a member of the Lions Club in IL and CO and a member of the American Clan Gregor Society. He was a only child and preceded in death by his father Arthur Peter and his mother Ruth Flick. No memorial service will be held at this time.

Richard “Dick” And Irma Colin

A Graveside Service with Military Honors will take place at 1:00 Monday August 30, 2021 at Estes Valley Memorial Gardens to celebrate the lives of Richard “Dick” and Irma Colin. An escorted procession will leave

American Legion Post 119 at 12:30 p.m. A reception following the service will be hosted at the Estes Valley Community Center 660 Community Drive. See

Village Thrift Shop Will Be Closed The Entire Week Of Aug. 23rd - Aug, 28th The Village Thrift Shop will not be open for shopping or accepting donations the week of Aug. 23-28, as they will be busy cleaning, reorganizing, and making the store an even better shopping experience. Their hard working, "all volunteer crew" will get some much needed down

time as well. One may see cars in the lot, but they will be closed. They will reopen Wednesday, September 1st resuming their same days and hours: Wednesday through Saturday, (shopping 11 a.m.-3 p.m. donations accepted 11:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.) Thank you.

Community Yard Sale August 28th At The Masonic Lodge A community yard sale will be held on Saturday, August 28 at the Estes Park Masonic Lodge located at 1820 S. St. Vrain Ave. Rent a 10 ft. by 10 ft. space with one eight foot table and two chairs for $20.00. Set up at 7 a.m. and sale is 8 a.m.-noon. For more information call 577-8585 or 970-658-0184.

Treasure Trunks (aka Garage Sale) Crafts & Candles The Estes Park Womans Club’s annual garage sale will be held in the parking lot of Mountain View Bible Fellowship Church on Saturday, September 4th from 8 a.m.- 1 p.m. Club members will be selling items from the trunks of their cars. There will be homemade craft items- wine sacks, tote bags, soy candles and more as well as a bake sale. This is a major fund raiser for the club which supports local organizations in Estes Park such as the library, schools, Crossroads and RMNP. Mark the date on your calendar- come early for the best bargains.

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UPPER THOMPSON SANTIATION DISTRICT FULL-TIME WASTEWATER COLLECTION SYSTEM OPERATOR/TRAINEE Celebrating our 49th year of environmental stewardship, the Upper Thompson Sanitation District endeavors to attract and retain a competent, positive, energetic, and highly motivated professional individual. Our organization is committed to delivering quality customer service with a mission to ensure preservation, protection, and enhancement of the environment and our community. We are looking for an exceptional individual to join our team who possesses a strong desire to contribute to the success and mission of the Upper Thompson Sanitation District. We are currently accepting applications for a full-time Wastewater Collection System Operator/Trainee. All levels of certification will be considered. The successful candidate must be able to obtain a Class 1 Wastewater Collection Operator certification within 1 year of hire and will perform operational and maintenance tasks pertaining to the collection system and related equipment. Required minimum qualifications include a high school diploma or general education degree (GED), a mechanical aptitude and physical ability to lift up to 50 pounds, reside within the Estes Park School District R-3 boundary, and maintain a valid State of Colorado Driver’s License with the ability to obtain a Colorado Class B CDL within six months of hire. UTSD is a drug and tobacco free workplace. Prior to employment, the successful candidate is required to complete employment and substance screening, including a background investigation. Salary Range is $37K-$50K and includes an attractive and competitive employee benefit package. The complete job description and employment application are available online at, or at the District Administration Office, located at 2196 Mall Road, M-F 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Application and resume may be delivered, emailed, or mailed to Upper Thompson Sanitation District; ATTN: Nathanael Romig, Collection System Superintendent, P.O. Box 568, Estes Park, CO 80517. Email: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Upper Thompson Sanitation District (District) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, familial status, national origin or ancestry, and in employment or in any program or activity conducted by the District. The District will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities. If any person has a disability and requires a reasonable accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact District Manager, Mr. Chris Bieker, three days before the event via email at, or telephone at 970.586.4544, or dial 711 to connect with Relay Colorado.

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

• Front Desk • Housekeeping • Maintenance Some Evenings and Weekends

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

Pharmacy Clerk and Cashier Technician $15 per hour $17 to $21 per hour

Join the Rocky Mountain Pharmacy Team!

Full Time/Part Time Positions available. SIGN ON BONUS! EMPLOYEE DISCOUNTS! Stop in for an application or call us a 970-586-5577 ext. 3

Resident CooRdinatoR The Resident Staff and Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and assigning housing to seasonal employees and volunteers, maintaining cleanliness and assuring policy abidance in staff housing, and planning staff activities for seasonal, volunteers and yearround staff. Private housing, medical benefits, generous vacation/PTO, YMCA family membership, childcare assistance, and more. $15 - $17/hour.

Full Time Days – Year Round Benefits include: Pension Plan, Paid Time Off, Sick Leave, Medical and Dental Ins., plus more!

Apply online at:

555 Prospect Ave. Estes Park, CO 80517 970‐577‐4458 EOE Employer

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

Front Desk Service Agent Full time, Competitive Wage, Experience Needed Pick up application or call and ask for Kay. 970-577-7777 1885 Sketchbox Ln.

Forestry Day Labor

Now Hiring CDL Drivers Starting at $22.00 an hour plus tips. Shift differential pay available. Part-time office staff starting at $16.00 an hour. Call Nick at 970-980-9023

Drug and alchohol free worksites. Own transport and local digs. Pay commensurate with experience. 970-577-9276

Now hiring non-CDL drivers Starting at $16.00 an hour plus tips. Shift differential pay available. Call 970-586-5151 ask for hiring manager.

Help us Help Others Become a CAREGiver Starting at $16 per hour No Medical Background required Flexible Schedule Training and Local Support provided Rewarding & Meaningful Job! Apply online at or call for more information 970‐494‐0289

Experienced Heavy Equipment Operator Good Working Skills, Valid Drivers License Required Call Zach @ 970-214-5110 after 5pm

Spencer Family Chiropractic is hiring for a part-time receptionist position. Applicant must be professional, friendly, reliable and capable of multitasking in a busy office environment. Wage/compensation will be based on front end medical office experience as well as back end insurance billing. Inquiries should be sent to attention Jennifer or by phone to (970) 577-0007.

We’re hiring for the following positions starting at $13.80/hr.: • Drive-up & Go Service Helpers • Checker • Courtesy Clerk • Day-Stocker • Overnight Stocker • Bakery Clerk • Deli Clerk • Produce Clerk • Seafood Clerk • Cake Decorator • Meat Cutter Get your application at: After your application has been completed, please call our hiring manager Ann at 970.586.4447.

The Stitchin’ Den is a knitting, quilting & needle arts shop. We are looking for a full time customer service and event coordinator who loves fiber arts. We need a person who has great customer service, experience with event coordination, familiarity with email marketing, social media and strong skills in graphic design. Responsibilities include customer service and the organization and marketing of in-shop events. Email resume to:

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Silver Saddle Inn Now hiring: Front Desk Clerk Breakfast Attendant Housekeepers General Laborers Laundry Attendant Must be non-smoker. Apply in person 1260 Big Thompson Avenue No calls

Visit Estes Park is looking for a Sales & Events Manager to handle the planning of events in the community, as well as other sales-related activities. In this role, you should be an effective negotiator, critical thinker and able to establish trust and build rapport with community stakeholders. You will ensure that Visit Estes Park maintains an excellent relationship with business leaders in the community as well as interact regularly with residents and visitors. Salary range: $4,000 to $4,800 per month. For more information please visit:

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Ideal candidates will have prior cash handling and customer service experience. Additional requirements include attention to detail, strong computer and problem solving skills, and the ability to work in a fast-paced team oriented environment. Excellent benefits including medical, dental, 401(K) and paid time off.

Now Hiring Guides - F/T & P/T Please email resume to reservations@ Any Questions? Call 970-577-0034

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Garage Sales

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2 bed/2 ba furnished condo for rent. Near downtown and golf course. 2 patios, fireplace, w/d, utilities included. Available Aug. 17. $2100 720-431-2604

Kevin Cooper Construction Licensed Specialty Trades Contractor: Decks, Garages, Siding and Repairs ** Will subcontract for Gen. Contractors. 303-882-6875,

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

Apartments 2BD 1BA APT VISTA VIEWS! SHORT WALK TO TOWN, PRIVATE DECK. $1100 mo+elec, 1yr Lse, dam dep. NS/NP Avlb 9/1. 970-586-4864 1 Bedroom Apartment Adult only. No pets. Downtown Location. Call 586-3224

Commercial Rentals Office Spaces for Rent 1191 Woodstock Dr. 1200 Sq. ft. and 460 sq. ft. w/ great parking. Near Hwy 7 & Fairgrounds. Call 970-420-4388

Mobile Homes Sites available for RV or Vehicle Storage on Moraine Ave. 970-412-9672

Computers Sewing/Alterations Remixed Custom Sewing Services and Industrial Repair Cushions, benches, leather, campers and outdoor furniture. Local - call Beth 970-492-5446

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

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1998 Ford Explorer XLT, AWD, V8, Auto Trns, 38,000 Orig Miles, Trlr Tow, CD, New Tires, $8,500 OBO, 575-644-7710


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

Technically Millennial Support - Providing technical support and education to the Estes Valley for hardware, software and cyber security. Call 970-235-1808 or email Wendi at

WE WANT YOUR BID! ESTATE/MOVING SALE Join us at our ONLINE Need to have one, but AUGUST CONSIGNMENT seems overwhelming. SALE, bidding starts RIGHT NOW and starts to We do the work, you make the $. Local, Affordable, close Thursday, August 26, References. CALL NOW 2021, at 7PM!! Sat. August 21, 8-12. 970-215-5548 303 Green Pine Ct. Grey We have it all! Fox Estates. Tools, Misc. Sales Arrowheads, Royal household, kitchen, Typewriter, Vintage handmade African item, Kitchenware, National some free stuff. Pine log 4 post canopy Geographic Magazines, queen bed frame , two Community YARD Sale Smokey the Bear Comic night stands, dresser, Saturday – Aug 28th – Book, Antique $600. Weather permitting Advertisements, One Of A Setup at 7 A.M. Metal twin daybed with Kind Artwork, Figurines, Open to public at 8 A.M. trundle, $100. Glass Bottles, and SO until 12 Noon Text 619-277-9824 for MUCH MORE! Location: Estes Park photos. Masonic Lodge – 1820 S. Go to www.pinedaauctionSt. Vrain Ave, click “WE Outdoor Spaces for rent to WANT YOUR BID” before sale your merchandise for it’s too late! Contact us $20.00 with any questions at Call: 970 577-8585 or 970(303)747-2806 658-0184 for information Small Yard Sale. Sat 9am-2pm. 1801 Redtail Hawk Dr (Talons Pointe) Aquariums, Small Furniture Items, Etc.


NOTICE OF MEETINGS FOR CONSIDERATION OF INCREASING SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT FEE UPPER THOMPSON SANITATION DISTRICT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 32-1-1001(2)(a), C.R.S., to the customers of the Upper Thompson Sanitation District (“District”) and all other interested persons that the Board of Directors of the District shall consider increasing the District’s System Development Fee at open public meetings to be held at 4:00 p.m. on SALES Tuesday, September 21, 2021, and Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at the offices of the District located at 2196 Mall Road, Estes Park, Colorado 80517. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that any interested party may appear at said Garage Sales times and place for the purpose of providing input, comments or objections to the Board regarding this matter. Information regarding the District’s rates and fees may be obFri & Sat, Aug 20 & 21 tained from the District Manager, Mr. Chris Bieker. Mr. Bieker may be contacted at the 8am - 1pm. District administration office located at 2196 Mall Road, Estes Park, Colorado 80517; 515 Far View Ln. or via email at, or by telephone at 970.586.4544. Vintage military foot locker, Individuals who wish to address the Board regarding this matter may do so cat tree, ping-pong table, “in-person”, via telephone, or virtually through online participation, facilitated by the love seat, exercise bike, Microsoft Teams platform. Members of the public wishing to join the meetings online microwave, canning jars, or by telephone may email Ms. Gina Moore, Secretary to the Board, at snowblower, dress form, by 2:00 p.m., September 21, 2021, and October 19, 2021, to request a link or telephone quilt frames, sewing sup- number for the meetings. plies, books, tools, parts Dated this 13th day of August, 2021. cabinet, serving cart, UPPER THOMPSON SANITATION DISTRICT Barbies, scooter, flute, By: Gina Moore, Secretary to the Board wood file cabinets, Upper Thompson Sanitation District (District) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender exshelves, misc furniture. And kitchen sink. Priced to pression, marital status, familial status, national origin or ancestry, and in employment or in any program or activity conducted by the District. The District will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities. sell. Ignore any road work If any person has a disability and requires a reasonable accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact District Manager, Mr. Chris Bieker, three days before the event via email at, or telephone at 970.586.4544, & come on down! or dial 711 to connect with Relay Colorado.

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