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Pika The pika is one of the cutest critters in Colorado. A relative of the rabbit, pikas live high in the alpine tundra of Rocky Mountain National Park. Estes Park has a fun pika challenge for you! See page 3. Photo by Robert Burns

Handmade In Colorado Arts & Crafts Exhibition in Bond Park this weekend. See pages 5 & 17

Brooke Connor

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Reflecting On 40 Years Of Public Service Forty years ago this fall, I started my career in public service. Jimmy Carter was president, “Apocalypse Now” and “Alien” were in the movie theaters. The Village People had a hit with Y.M.C.A. No one had a computer at home, no one I knew had a mobile phone. Gas averaged 0.86/gallon. In some ways it seems so long ago, in others, it seems like just the other day. Now I’ll be retiring next week, leaving what has been a very rewarding career in local government. With my new degree in Landscape Horticulture from CSU, I started on my professional path as the City Arborist for the City of Cheyenne. After two years in Cheyenne, I came to Larimer County as the County Forester. This was my first opportunity to serve the Town of Estes Park and the Estes Valley, spending time in the Valley doing Mountain Pine Beetle mitigation and noxious weed control. I then moved on to serve as the County Director of Natural Resources, and after a few challenging years of working full time, being a new father and attending grad school part time, I earned an MBA from CSU. The Board of County Commissioners, and especially Commissioner Jim Disney, made a leap of faith and took a chance with this MBA horticulturist as the County Manager for Larimer County, a position I held for 18 years. Then in 2012, the position of Estes Park Town Administrator opened up. My wife and I have always loved Estes Park, and the op-

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portunity to apply for this job and live in the County. It took months of justificathis wonderful valley was a dream come tion and numerous meetings to get the true. In May 2012 I started my run as funding and approvals to buy a comyour Town Administrator. puter, especially when we had a “perfectly fine Mainframe computer” filling It was a rough first year and a half. I half the Courthouse basement! Some of was only here about a month when we the things I’m most proud of were bewere hit with the Woodland Heights hind the scenes, including bringing the Fire, followed that fall by the Fern Lake concepts and processes of Policy GoverFire and then nine months later, the nance and Systematic Development of 2013 Flood. Thanks to the resiliency of Informed Consent to both Larimer the community and professionalism of County and the Town staff, the Town. we weathered These, comthrough all bined with three disasters. I development admit, I did of clear roles wonder what I and policies got myself into have helped (at the 2013 elected offiTown holiday cials with party, the staffed their jobs and dubbed me helped them “Disaster Lanbe better caster”)! There stewards on have been other behalf of the challenges in citizens. My my seven-year hope is that tenure. Estes these best Park has a repupractices are tation as a diffinow institucult place to tionalized and work, and as the will continue County Manserving both ager, I knew full By: Frank Lancaster Larimer well what I was Town Administrator County and getting into, and Estes Park, long after my role is forgotI do not regret the move at all. I guess it’s normal when retiring to look ten. We’ve gotten a lot accomplished in the back at what you have and haven’t aclast seven years here at the Town. Concomplished. Paul Harvey described perstruction of the Events Center, Parking sonal success as “to leave the woodpile a Structure and updates to Bond Park. Paslittle higher than I found it.” sage of the 1A initiative has funded imSome of the accomplishments are more provements of Town roads, assisted with visible than others. As the Natural Rethe construction of the Community Censource Director, I was told it couldn’t be ter, improved emergency preparedness done, but we started the first Household and construction of community trails. Hazardous Waste program between the We’ve been very successful leveraging Mississippi and the West Coast, and one of the first in the nation. We built the re- state and federal grants to help stretch our local dollars. We celebrated our Cencycling recovery facility, and both of tennial in 2017. Not every project is large these continue to date. I supervised the closure of the old Estes Park Landfill and and expensive. I’ll always be proud of the Pikas in the Park every time I see a famreplaced it with the Transfer Station we ily searching for the little bronze pikas, use today. It seems funny now, but I and watching the kids’ joy when they bought the second desktop computer at

find that hidden little sculpture. There are projects that I will now watch come to fruition from the sidelines. The completion of the Fall River Trail will be a fantastic addition to our community, and I believe, in the future, the construction of a municipal broadband system and high speed internet will be seen as one of the most important endeavors the Town has ever engaged in, right up there with electrical service and domestic water. The Town has some major challenges ahead with sorely needed flood mitigation projects, transportation and parking challenges, impacts of growth both locally and on the Front Range, and regional impacts of climate change. Being the Town Administrator is like the conductor of an orchestra. You’re not an expert in playing any of the instruments, but you have to have enough knowledge to know what each brings to the music. You have to find the best musicians you can, and then help them thrive and succeed, while working together. You also have to try your best to please the Board of Directors and all the varied tastes and opinions of the orchestra patrons, some of which are diametrically opposed to each other. What I am most proud of from my tenure here at the Town is the team we have put together. I have had the pleasure of hiring highly professional and dedicated individuals to serve the Town of Estes Park, and to work with some amazing people who predated my arrival. We’ve got the right people, in the right seats on the bus. These folks have created a positive culture and work attitude that will help the Town move forward with the challenges ahead. I’m excited to watch Travis Machalek take the reins and lead the organization and the community forward following the strategic direction set by the elected officials. I have been blessed to have opportunities come my way to work in this special community, both as your County Manager and especially as your Town Administrator and hopefully the wood pile is a “little higher” as I move on to whatever is next in my life. Thank you and I’ll see you on the trails!

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Injuries Sustained From Lightning Strike Near Lake Haiyaha In Rocky Mountain National Park On the afternoon of Saturday, August 17, a 31-year-old man from Thornton, Colorado, suffered numerous serious injuries as a result of a lightning strike. It’s unknown whether he was directly struck by lightning. He was hiking below treeline, between Dream Lake and Lake Haiyaha, when the lightning strike occurred. Other hikers found him injured along the trail and called park rangers. Rocky Mountain National Park Search and Rescue team members reached the man and provided advanced medical

care. Team members brought him down the trail in a wheeled litter to the Bear Lake Trailhead. He was taken by Estes Park Health ambulance to Glacier Basin Campground. Due to ongoing storms along the Front Range, Classic Air Medical from Steamboat Springs flew from west of the Continental Divide to a large meadow near the Glacier Basin Campground. The man was then flown to Medical Center of the Rockies. No further information is available at this time.

Unofficial Municipal Election Results: Walker Recalled Preliminary, unofficial results of the Town of Estes Park’s Special Recall Municipal Election show voters have recalled Cody Rex Walker from the office of Trustee and elected Eric Blackhurst to fulfill the remainder of his term. Approximately 50 percent of active voters registered in the Estes Park town limits cast ballots in the Aug. 20 election. Complete unofficial election results are available at The State Election Law requires the Town to send ballots to registered overseas voters per the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA). The law allows ballots from UOCAVA voters to be postmarked on Election Day and be received by the eighth day after the election to be counted. Also, mail ballot signatures must be verified by the election judges.

Any ballots the judges are not able to verify must be cured within eight days after the election to be counted. The final canvassing of the election results will be held on the tenth day after the election, with final official results available Aug. 30, 2019. Should official results show Cody Rex Walker has been recalled, his term will end Aug. 30 and Eric Blackhurst will be sworn in at the Town Board meeting scheduled for Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. in the Town Board Room of Town Hall, 170 MacGregor Ave. Blackhurst will then serve as Trustee through the end of the term in April, 2020. For more information on the Municipal Election, please visit or contact Town Clerk Jackie Williamson at 970577-4771 or

Pikas In The Park Scavenger Hunt Pikas in the Park. This fun activity includes 12 bronze sculptures of pikas, the small mountain-dwelling relatives of rabbits, placed throughout downtown. The activity guide brochure is available at the Estes Park Visitor Center, 500 Big Thompson Ave. Use the clues on the guide to find all 12 pikas, and then claim the Pika Finder button at the Visitor Center. Town Administrator Frank Lancaster commented, "The inspiration for Pikas in the Park came after hearing Peter Kageyama, author of For the Love of Cities. Peter talked about what makes a place special, not just a place to live and work, but the special, fun things that make people really love their community. One example cited was the Mice on Main program in Greenville, South Carolina. I wanted to find something similar

that was completely unique to Colorado, and was whimsical and fun for everyone - something residents and guests could all enjoy." Lancaster continued "Just like the musical instruments on the Riverwalk, Pikas in the Park is something fun and unique that will attract people to downtown Estes Park. It's more than just a fun activity -- it also incorporates historical information about Estes Park, provides educational information about an important high mountain species, and highlights the character and charm of Estes Park." Get your activity guide and try to find all 12 pikas yourself! The activity guide is also available at Learn more about pikas from Rocky Mountain National Park at

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Headed To Estes? Bustang Service Set To Start If you are headed to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park, another travel option is coming your way with the start of Bustang service later this month. Beginning this Saturday, Aug. 24, and continuing each weekend (including Labor Day) through Sunday, Sept. 29, Bustang will travel twice a day between Denver’s Union Station and the Estes Park Visitor Center. Once in Estes Park, visitors can catch the free trolley to access a variety of locations in town, or catch a bus to the park & ride on the Bear Lake Corridor in RMNP. Visitors must purchase a park pass for entry into RMNP. “We decided to pilot this program as part of our continuing effort to provide service to high demand recreational areas that have unmet transit needs,” said Colorado Department of Transportation Executive Director Shoshana Lew. “Providing travel alternatives to a popular tourist area helps us to enhance safety by reducing the number of vehicles coming in and out of the Estes Park area, helping us to enhance our Whole System – Whole Safety initiative.” A roundtrip ticket is $10 per person. “We're thrilled that people can now leave their cars behind and hop a bus to Estes Park, and even connect to Rocky Mountain National Park,” said Town of Estes Park Mayor Todd Jirsa. “This pilot program is fulfilling a long-term need, making travel more convenient and helping reduce traffic during a very busy time of year.” SCHEDULE Northbound Route 201 Depart Denver Union Station-7:00 a.m. Depart Westminster - U.S. 36 & Sheridan Boulevard-7:30 a.m. Arrive Estes Park Visitor Center-8:55 a.m. Route 203 Depart Denver Union Station- 8:00 a.m.

Depart Westminster - U.S. 36 & Sheridan Boulevard-8:30 a.m. Arrive Estes Park Visitor Center- 9:55 a.m. Southbound Route 200 Depart Estes Park Visitor Center-3:00 p.m. Arrive Westminster - U.S. 36 & Sheridan Boulevard-4:25 p.m. Arrive Denver Union Station-4:55 p.m. Route 202 Depart Estes Park Visitor Center-5:00 p.m. Arrive Westminster - U.S. 36 & Sheridan Boulevard-6:25 p.m. Arrive Denver Union Station- 6:55 p.m. Schedule may vary depending on weather and road conditions For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit: Please visit: planyourvisit/shuttle_bus_route.htm for additional information on the shuttle system to RMNP. “This new service holds enormous potential for how people travel to some of our most cherished outdoor locations including Rocky Mountain National Park,” said Betsy Markey, executive director of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade. “It helps fulfill our ‘Care for Colorado Principles’ and conservation ethics, and shows how local, state and federal entities can partner together to enhance the Colorado Experience.” Ace Express Coaches of Golden contracts with CDOT to operate Bustang to Estes. Bustang coaches are climate controlled, equipped with Wi-Fi, a restroom, USB and power outlets, comfortable seats, and wheelchair access.

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The charge(s) are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. On August 11 at 8:21 a.m. police were alerted of a theft at 1260 Big Thompson Ave. Upon arrival they arrested a 19 year old male from Estes Park who was issued a summons for theft and trespassing and later released. On August 11 at 10:00 a.m. police responded to a motor vehicle accident at Fall River Road and Fall River Court. Upon arrival they performed roadside maneuvers on the 30 year old male driver from Longmont, CO and determined he was not fit to drive. He was charged with DUID, reckless driving, endangerment and possession of drug paraphernalia and was transported to the Larimer County Jail. On August 13 at 11:59 a.m. police contacted a 44 year old male attempting to sell puppies without a license in the 200 block of E. Elkhorn Ave. Officers found the male was wanted on two warrants, one for failure to appear in Eagle County, Colorado and one for failure to appear out of Weld County. He was arrested and transported to the Larimer County Jail. On August 13 at 5 p.m. police were dispatched to a physical disturbance at 650 S. St. Vrain Ave. Upon arrival they charged a 20 year old Estes Park male

with third degree assault, obstructing a telephone and menacing against his victim. He was transported to the Larimer County Jail. On August 13 at 11:37 p.m. police stopped the driver of a vehicle at 1120 Big Thompson Ave. for ficticious license plates. Upon investigation the 38 year old male driver from Estes Park was found to be a habitual traffic offender and he was arrested and charged with driving with ficticious plates and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was transported to the Larimer County Jail. A 53 year old passenger in the vehicle from Fort Collins, CO was also arrested because she was found to be wanted on a warrant out of Larimer Count for failure to comply/false reporting. She was also transported to the Larimer County Jail. On August 16 at 12:26 a.m. police were called about a disturbance at 110 W. Elkhorn Ave. Upon arrival they issued a summons to a 24 year old male from Tinley Park, IL for criminal mischief. On August 17 at 1:56 a.m. police stopped a 25 year old male driver from San Diego, CA in the 400 block of Moraine Ave. for weaving. Upon further investigation the driver was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol and he was charged with DUI, DUI per se and weaving and was transported to Larimer County Jail.

EVFPD firefighters generally respond to medical calls in their personal vehicles, allowing for a faster response. On other incidents, firefighters respond to a fire station to respond in department apparatus with specialized equipment. During the week of August 11, the Estes Valley Fire Protection District

(EVFPD) responded to 15 calls for service. This included: • Emergency medical (assist EPH): 8 • MVC: 2 • Smoke/Odor Investigation: 2 • Alarm Activations: 1 • Assist: 2 Estes Valley Fire

Pavement Preservation Project Continues On Bear Lake Road & Trail Ridge Road Micro Sealing On West Side Begins Night work will occur for road striping on Bear Lake Road Monday night, August 26, and Tuesday night, August 27, and on Trail Ridge Road between Forest Canyon and Lava Cliffs on Wednesday night, August 28. The night work will take place from 8:30 p. m. to 4 a. m. on these three nights. On August 26, work will take place on the Bear Lake Road section from Park and Ride up to Bear Lake and on August 27, work will take place on the section below Park and Ride to the Trail Ridge Road junction. Bear Lake Road and Trail Ridge Road will remain open. Expect extreme delays on the roads during these days and times, as traffic will not be allowed to pass the painting operation. Park visitors are strongly encouraged to avoid these areas during these time periods. As previously released, beginning August 22, micro resurfacing will begin from the Colorado River Trailhead to the Grand Lake Entrance and last ap-

proximately two to three weeks, weather and conditions permitting. Single lane closures of two miles will exist with pilot car operations and wait times of 20 minutes. Delays could extend beyond 20 minutes depending on the volume of vehicles. Adjacent parking lots will be closed for the day prior to work passing that area, to allow parking lots and pullouts to be resurfaced and to avoid vehicles being trapped behind fresh micro seal. This important project is critical for the long term protection of park roads and parking areas. Due to the elevation of Rocky Mountain National Park and temperatures, resurfacing pavement projects can only take place in the summer. Work will not take place during the weekends or holidays. For further information about Rocky Mountain National Park, please visit or call the park’s Information Office at (970) 586-1206.

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Aspen Police officers responded to the 300 block of East Hopkins Avenue in Aspen this week after a large black bear bit a local restaurant manager, resulting in four deep puncture wounds to the man's leg. According to CPW Area Wildlife Manager Matt Yamashita, the man was attempting to scare a bear out of a dumpster after his employees refused to throw away trash due to fear of the bear. While the manager stood next to the dumpster, the bear climbed out and bit the man on the leg, then ran off. "By attempting to scare the bear out of a dumpster, the man exposed himself to significant danger," said Yamashita. "It is likely the bear felt cornered and it reacted aggressively. As we have warned over and over again, this is the exact scenario that can happen when people and bears interact, and why it is so dangerous for bears to be around people." Yamashita questioned why the dumpster was open in the first place, allowing the bear to find an easy meal. The victim described the black bear as approximately 350-400 lbs., considered large for the species. According to the CPW officer that examined the bite, the dimensions of the puncture wounds on the man's leg confirmed the bite came from a large animal. In the hours after the attack, Yamashita and local CPW officer Kurtis Tesch searched the alley for any additional physical evidence, as well as worked with the Aspen Police Department to search the area for signs of the bear. As part of the ongoing investigation, CPW officers will attempt to collect DNA samples from the man's clothing to help identify

"It's unfortunate, but this bear will be put down when we find it," said Yamashita. "We've told people over and over, this is what typically happens when bears get comfortable around humans. We are going to act to protect people, but if some folks can't be bothered to protect themselves, we hope they at least act to protect bears." Prior to this incident, a 230 lb bear bit a woman as she hiked on the Hunter Creek Trail, May 27. CPW officers killed the bear several days later. A necropsy revealed the bear's stomach was full of birdseed obtained from backyard bird feeders. On July 27, an approximately 500 lb. bear swiped at a man at the Aspen Meadows Resort resulting in torn clothing and a scratched arm. Several witnesses reported that the bear had previously approached several people, exhibiting no fear. CPW officers are still looking for that bear. "In Pitkin County, every single night there are reports of bears in occupied homes, or attempting to break into homes or cars, in dumpsters, in downtown areas, alleys and backyards, the middle of the street, in trees, porches, breaking into businesses, approaching people, and so on," said Yamashita. "This is extremely worrisome. If people do not take this issue seriously, I believe it is only a matter of time before someone is seriously injured or killed. We as a community have been lucky that injuries to humans this summer have been relatively minor, but these attacks should be taken as a serious warning to take action now." For more information about being bear aware, visit

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This Week In Mrs. Walsh’s Garden

Goldenrod is a late-summer blooming herb in the Aster Family (Asteraceae). Solidago canadensisis is one of 13 species in Colorado with habitats ranging from the alpine tundra to the

foothills and the plains. Mrs. Walsh's Garden is located on West Elkhorn Avenue, across the street from Performance Park. Admission is free and it is open from dawn to dusk.

Early Bird Registration For Nonprofit Camp: Collaboration & Innovation In Nonprofit Fundraising Ends August 23rd

For many, summer camp provides the first opportunity to experience nature, grow, and be inspired. It is with that spirit in mind that Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center (EPNRC) will present a full day of interactive learning at Nonprofit Camp: Collaboration and Innovation in Nonprofit Fundraising. Nonprofit Camp will take place on Monday, September 30 at our sponsoring partner, YMCA of the Rockies. Nonprofit Camp is geared towards any NOCO and Front Range nonprofit staff, board or enthusiast interested in learning more about collaboration and innovation in nonprofit fundraising. Think beyond wine dinners, silent auctions, and end-of-year asks. Fundraising possibilities exist that are energizing, a win/win with other nonprofits and businesses, and excite your community. Nonprofit Campers will learn about so-

cial enterprise, how to include innovative elements to your fundraising event, how to maximize your fundraising efforts through collaboration, and tools to help you put your ideas into action. EPNRC is planning this conference with a team of nonprofit professionals throughout Larimer County. At the end of the day, participants will pitch (and get feedback on) fundraising and collaborative ideas specific to their organization. This is camp, so there is a long lunch hour planned for walking in the woods and a craft activity all bundled up into this expansive work/think day in the Rockies. Early Bird pricing ends August 23rd. Tick tock. More information on presenters, keynote speaker, and registration is online at Any questions can be sent to

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Gail Albers created a planned gift to local nonprofit organizations that have affected her family’s experiences growing up and coming together in Estes. She shared her story with the crowd and her portrait and story have been gifted to the organizations she supports. Courtesy photo

Fall River Society Celebrates New Planned Gifts Last Sunday afternoon was “summer hot,” perfect weather for the Fall River Society’s annual Ice Cream Social. The Fall River Society celebrated the over 50 new planned gifts that have been made to Estes Valley Legacy nonprofits since November and inducted new members to the group. Each year, members of the Fall River Society gather to celebrate new inductees with ice cream sprinkles and root beer floats. The token of appreciation for Fall River Society inductees is a rock painted by local elementary school students as a symbol of the way planned giving benefits future generations. The Fall River Society started three years ago as a way to show the collective impact of planned giving in our community. Some of the fourteen Estes Valley Legacy organizations have their own giving circles and development directors. Other organizations may have one staff member, or do not have the capacity to manage a planned giving program. The Legacy group allows nonprofits to collaborate and cultivate planned giving to-

gether. Anyone who makes a gift to a Legacy organization is invited to join other donors in the Fall River Society. The Fall River Society inspires town wide giving and the Ice Cream Social is an opportunity for donors of various organizations to meet and share their stories about why they are compelled to give. Planned giving is a way to have big impact on a nonprofit. Talk to the organization and see how you can enhance, start, or grow their programs and services. Have fun with it! How do you want to leave a legacy? The logistics of planned giving can be as simple as adding a nonprofit as a beneficiary on life insurance, or giving an asset (cash, land, a home, etc) to a nonprofit in your will. Estes Valley Legacy is a program of the Nonprofit Resource Center and offers a free, planned giving educator. If you would like to read more about ways to give and see a list of Estes Valley Legacy nonprofits, please visit




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Several months ago I asked if anyone would like to fill this space with a substitute column. Sharon Kay Beyer said yes! Here is her submission: Nothing gets my heart pounding like a hike in the Rockies. A Wisconsin native, it takes me a week to get adjusted to the altitude after arriving in Estes Park each spring for our cross-country, wedding anniversary road trip. Our first few hikes are usually around Sprague Lake or looping the trails at Lily Lake. This year, for our first official hike, we chose to revisit the Gem Lake trail. It was raining and a bit foggy, but the jewel at the end of our journey was to be the mirror-glass lake; not the breath-taking views from a Deer Mountain or Twin Sisters summit. By the time we arrived at Paul Bunyan's boot, raincoats were unnecessary and packed away. I gobbled a few almonds and granola, gulped some water and was ready to proceed onward and upward. I'd forgotten about the steep staircase of rock steps leading to the little water reservoir and was puffing like an old nag and needed to catch my breath at a curve before reaching our destination. “Easy day hike my eye!” I laughed to Tim. We chuckled about how we'd disrespected this little gem in the trail system of the national park. As I stood recovering (allowing my heart beat to simmer down) a spry white-haired woman donning a red baseball cap on which was embroidered a big white Nebraska N appeared as she was on her descent, and she flashed a huge smile upon me. Easily in her eighties, she had a happy disposition and was bursting with joy. “You'll love it and you're almost there!” she exclaimed. “I made it!” I became reenergized as I gazed into her sky-blue eyes as if they were refreshing pools of light. “Good for you,” I shouted as she bounded down the trail past Tim. Her husband, who flashed identical piercing blue eyes, simply smiled. I wished him a safe journey and watched him steadily and carefully hike down out of sight. Renewed, I was ready to continue up, up and up until we reached our summit— the not-to-be-missed tiny lake and her beautiful reflections—and an ideal spot to enjoy a turkey and Swiss cheese sandwich and a crunchy dill pickle. We photographed our way down, and as I mindfully traversed the rocky trail through fragrant pines, my eyes feasted on lush aspen groves mingled with giants boulders of the Lumpy Ridge, and my heart overflowed with gratitude that we're blessed to be here. A few days later, we decided on hiking to Bible Point at the YMCA Camp. One of our favorites—short, but steep with super views—it was a perfect choice for a cool mid-morning hike. As we adjusted our poles and set foot on the trail past the livery, a woman stopped Tim and inquired where we were off to. She carried a serious concern about hiking solo because of the talk of a mountain lion in the area, yet she set off ahead of us, content that we would be following quite near. Often she stopped to see if we were still visible, which I

found odd. She was truly afraid and “whoop-whooped” and hollered her way up ahead, startling me at times. “We've got your back, sister!” I yelled once and heard a faint thanks, and then she was off. When we arrived at the overlook before the actual summit, she was already on her way down at a quick steady pace but stopped to chat. I gave her my cell phone number and asked her to text-message us after she safely returned to her car. Assuring me she would, she set off at a brisk pace. We continued up and reached the top and headed to the cross where Tim would memorialize our summit with tripod and timer. But his camera battery died so, content with a cell phone selfie, we posed, arm outstretched to ensure we captured ourselves and the wooden cross, when we heard something approaching. It was a Tennessee family of five, and the mom offered to take our photo, and I took theirs as well. I'd written in the stenographer notebook hiking register and was returning it into the mailbox when I realized I was being watched. “You're a good hiker,” the red-haired freckle-faced seven-year-old boy declared. I beamed and Tim laughed. Seeing my Leiki poles and backpack convinced him I'd no doubt summited Everest. In his hand he gripped a large white plastic grocery bag he'd carried up the trail for litter control, and a miniature pair of plastic binoculars hung around his neck. “Nice binoculars,” I complimented him. He grabbed them, lifting them up quickly to his bluish-green eyes, and glancing left to right to left in a hasty motion exclaimed: “I'm lookin' for the mountain lion!” Tim and I, intrigued, exchanged glances and I told him it was long gone, high up in the mountains. “Really?” he quizzed. I assured him it was true. As thunder rumbled in the distance and the blue sky's puffy white clouds began changing into blobs of gray, Tim and I headed off and they soon thereafter passed by, leaving us alone on the trail with mountain lion on our minds. Near the end of the trail about 30 yards before the final right turn, we observed a mule deer frozen in time, staring to our left. Within seconds we were within six feet of her. Large ears twitching, nose in the air, she remained transfixed and gave us not a glance. We suspected mountain lion. It was confirmed when, after our hike, I read the text received from our new friend: “Saw a mountain lion as peaceful as can be, laying with his head up.” Nothing gets my heart pounding like a hike in the Rockies! You may let The Thunker know what you think at her e-mail address, © 2019 Sarah Donohoe


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Estes Park Health CEO Announces Retirement February 15, 2020 Estes Park Health (EPH) CEO Dr. Larry Leaming has announced his plan to retire on February 15, 2020. He made the announcement today to allow time for the Estes Park Health Board of Directors to find the right replacement. Dr. Leaming has served as Chief Executive Officer for Estes Park Health for the past three years and plans to remain in Estes Park during his retirement. The EPH Board of Directors will discuss the recruitment process for a new CEO at the next meeting of the Board on August 29th. Dr. Leaming has overseen the day-to-day operations of Estes Park Health and its staff of 350 professionals. Dr. Leaming’s leadership has guided Estes Park Health through some challenging times. His accomplishments include achieving DNV accreditation, the migration of electronic health information to the new Epic platform, developing a strategic plan and facility master plan for the future, recruiting three new

Internal Medicine retirement.” Physicians, estabDr. Leaming stated, “It lishing both a has been an honor to be Hospitalist and allowed to lead Estes Park Surgicalist proHealth into the future. gram, launching a The quality of care and the new brand and people in this organization marketing proare truly exceptional. I feel gram, and faciliprivileged to have been altating the devellowed to work with such a opment of an deeply caring and dediEstes Park Urgent cated group of colleagues Care Center to be and friends. My wife, opened in 2020. Linda, and I will be stayDr. David Batey, ing in Estes Park and enEPH Board Chair, joying the good life. I will stated, “The Board continue teaching and is proud to have consulting in what spare been able to work time we may have. We Dr. Larry Leaming would like to thank all the with Dr. Leaming over these past good people of the Estes three years. He has made a lasting conValley for your friendship and support.” tribution to the future of Estes Park For additional information please conHealth and we wish him the very best in tact

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Nicholaus Mize, DO Joins The Estes Park Health Physician Clinic Estes Park Health is proud and excited is my deep desire to be part of improving to announce Nicholaus Mize, DO, has the human condition.” joined the Estes Park Health Physician Patients of Dr. Mize will quickly learn Clinic. His plan of practice is Internal that he will work with them to establish Medicine Primary Care and Palliative a health journey made up of small and Hospice Medicine. Dr. Mize is Board achievable goals, while keeping their eye Certified in Internal Medicine and Board on the end goal of better health. Eligible in Palliative Care. Dr. Mize wants “I will tell my patients to fothe Estes Valley comcus on their small goals and munity to know: work to improve one part of You can count on him their health every day,” he to: says. “And, by working to• listen and ask quesgether with open and honest tions communication, I believe they • create a clear path for can reach their goals.” attainable health goals Dr. Mize received his educa• be honest with you tion and training in the following places: • “I want my patients to know that medicine • Fellowship in Palliative is a fluid science. MediMedicine at University of Nicholaus Mize, DO cine changes daily beNorth Texas Health Science cause of the ever-increasing data, and Center, Fort Worth, TX creativity. I am always learning and will • Residency in Internal Medicine at apply my knowledge to the best of my Medical City Fort Worth, Fort Worth, abilities to aid my patients through their TX lives.” • College of Osteopathic Medicine, “I promise my patients that I will have Rock Vista University, Parker, CO open and honest conversations with Dr. Mize says he really enjoys reading them, ” Dr. Nicholaus Mize says. “I will (not text books), skiing, hiking, cooking listen to gain knowledge of their health and listening to music. For more inforexpectations. ” mation about Dr. Mize, please visit “I became a doctor so that I could take To schedule an what I’ve learned through my education appointment with Dr. Mize, you can call and teach it to others,” Dr. Mize says. “It the Physician Clinic at 970-586-2200.

Woman’s Club Garage Sale A Go! Rain or shine, even with work on Brodie, the Estes Park Woman’s Club Garage Sale is a go! On Saturday, August 31, you will be able to access the Presbyterian Church of the Rockies, 1700 Brodie Avenue, from Community Drive. Please obey all traffic control signs and any traffic control personnel, if present.

However, they do not plan to be working on the road on Saturday, August 31. The "road closed" signs will be up but there will be an opening for vehicles to pass through. So plan to come out and support the ladies who will have garage sale treasures and bake sale items at great prices. See you there.

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Estes Park EDC President Announces Departure Estes Park Economic the Economic Development AdminisDevelopment Corporation tration grant that made possible Estes President/CEO Jon Nicholas announced Valley Economic Development Strategy, his intention to leave his position as the first comprehensive economic develPresident/CEO with the organization ef- opment blue print for the Estes Valley, fective September 1. “I very much apand the Broadband Feasibility Report preciate the opportunity to have made a which provided the technical and busipositive contribution toward the Estes ness analysis needed for the competitive Park community and its broadband initiaeconomic vitality,” tive that is now Nicholas said. being impleNicholas thanked the mented by the many Estes Park EDC Town of Estes Board members and volPark.” unteers who have conPickering added tributed to the organizathat “we think as tion’s success. “Some of well of the efforts our successes have rehe has directed on ceived international behalf of Estes recognition, with two SilPark EDC toward ver Awards for economic widening commuexcellence from the Internity understandnational Economic Deing of the critical Jon Nicholas velopment Council in role that work 2016 and 2017, and the force housing and affordable childcare Small Community of the Year Award plays in sustaining a viable multigenerafrom the Economic Development Coun- tional community and creating the neccil of Colorado in the fall of 2017,” essary economic base that makes possiNicholas said. ble, and enhances, the quality of life that Board Chair Jim Pickering said that "we all of us enjoy here in the Estes Valley.” owe a debt of gratitude to Jon Nicholas Pickering stated that Jon has served the for his six years of service as the foundEstes Park community well. “I know ing President and CEO of the Estes Park that our Board members and the many Economic Development Corporation, to others here in Estes Park who have parwhich can be added his prior contributicipated with Jon in Estes Park EDC actions to the Estes Valley Economic Detivities join me in wishing him great velopment Task Force which over two success in his future endeavors.” years developed the structure and guidPickering concluded that Adam Shake, ing principles for this organization. EDC Vice President, has agreed to serve Since then Jon can be credited with as Acting President & CEO of Estes Park much of the success that we have enEDC until such time as a successor is joyed. One thinks, of course, of his con- named. “Adam has acted in this capactributions in the months after the 2013 ity in the past, and I know he will profloods in securing and coordinating vide the organization with stability and business recovery grants for many of our continuity during the transition period local the businesses and, later, in writing ahead," Pickering concluded.

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Estes Valley Plein Air Opening Weekend The public is invited to participate in two free major events on Saturday, August 24th. A Quick Draw and Auction activity at Riverside Plaza will kick off the weekend. Come observe our plein air artists complete a painting in 90 minutes from 8:30-10:00. These art works will then be put on display for viewing. Local artist, Jim Biggers, will judge and select three winners and announce them prior to the beginning of the auction. Rachelle Repine returns as our auctioneer and will begin the auction around 10:30. This is a great opportunity to sign up to participate in the auction and perhaps

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come away with a freshly painted piece of art work. Next will be the Gala Opening and Awards Ceremony at the Art Center from 5-8 p.m. with the Awards Ceremony to begin at 6:30. Over $13,000 of cash awards and gift certificates will be given out. Judges Stephanie Hartshorn and Greig Steiner will announced the winners in the main categories as well as those who win awards for Nocturne, Paint Our Town and Miniatures contests. Mayor Todd Jirsa will present the Mayor’s Silver Award and Diana Wade, President of the Art Center’s Board of Directors will present the Gold Award. The public is also invited to vote for their favorite painting for the Peo-

Julie Klett ple’s Choice Award throughout the run of the exhibit, which will close on September 27. Refreshments will Nymph Lake Morning by Lydia Pottoff be proexhibition, education, and excellence in vided, including our special red and the visual arts. Proceeds benefit the white Plein Air wines by Snowy Peaks artist and contribute to the Art Center’s Winery. Steve Kaplan and Shirl education and community outreach. The Lawrence of Great Blue will entertain Art Center is located at 517 Big Thompthroughout the evening. son Avenue, in Middle Stanley Village, The Art Center of Estes Park is a nonbelow Safeway and above Subway. For profit organization which provides a fa- more information, please call the Art cility to support the work of local and re- Center at 970-586-5882 or visit our webgional artists, striving to promote site at

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Donna Elston Opens New Canine Cooling Zone


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The Canine Cooling Zone is open! Don't leave your dog in a hot car, leave them with us in our air conditioned playroom! M-F 10-5 for only $15/hr Go shopping, run errands, go for a hike, have lunch and enjoy Estes Park kowing your pet is safe and happy in our Cooling Zone! We can also trim toe nails and groom them (time permitting). The new, innovative Canine Cooling Zone is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Owner Donna Elston said, “I've been a certified professional groomer for 19 yrs. Canine Hair Design has been my location for the last six seasons. Due to all the news about pets being left and possibly dying by being left in hot cars, I decided to clear a space in my shop and make it a designated airconditioned playroom for pets, while their guardians enjoy Estes Park, worry free. I truly hope this movement catches on in every town.” The Canine Cooling Zone is located at Canine Hair Design, 462 West Riverside Drive, in Piccadilly Square next to the

Chinese restaurant, across from the big rainbow slide. Call 970-586-1988 for more information.

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The Nonprofit Resource Center introduces on September 10. This connector site will match up the skills and interests of volunteers with the nonprofit organizations that rely on them. Individuals can create a free profile that allows personal preferences and passions to be matched with a volunteer need in our community. Local organizations can register their events, one-time volunteer opportunities as well as ongoing volunteer needs. Imagine! A nonprofit calendar that shows what organization is having a wine dinner the night you are planning a wine dinner (don’t laugh, this does happen). The software also has the capacity to track volunteer hours, showing the collective financial and social impact

that volunteering has in our community. was created with local match making in mind, but it also connects our community with increased requests for voluntourism. Organizations and individuals are encouraged to attend the Estes Volunteers Connection Event on September 10 at 1700 Brodie Ave (enter off Fish Creek Rd. for the Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies). Make your match and get connected to a fulfilling volunteer experience. This online program is available at no charge to local nonprofits, community organizations, and citizens thanks to generous support from The Village Thrift Shop. Visit today.

Paint & Sip At Vino Giu With Artist Dawn Normali

Wine down on August 26th from 5 p.m.-8:30 p.m. for a fun filled evening of Paint & Sip. Vino Giu will be hosting local artist, Dawn Normali, for a creative workshop in acrylic and oils. Dawn's style is bold and beautiful and has been described as expressionist, contemporary, impressionistic with a touch of Russian. No experience necessary for this event, just a willingness to express your creative spirit within. Dawn will take you step by step in designing your very own masterpiece from a thoughtfully selected piece of still art or picture

that allows for your own interpretation to blossom on canvas. Add additional ingredients like vino, cheese, charcuterie, and chocolate to the experience and let the fun begin! Tickets are now on sale at Vino Giu. This is the first of three separate events that will be spread out through December. Please call Vino Giu at 970-5912528 to purchase and reserve your spot. All materials, a little vino, and a delicious buffet are all included in the ticket price- $55 for Acrylic and $65 for oil (ticket does not include tax or tip).

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As you read this, I am busy helping set up for our big Summer Night Diner for Saturday. We (at Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church) are trying to raise money for our church’s pressing needs. Our roof is sadly in need of replacement, the kitchen must be updated, and we plan on building a Rectory on the church grounds. Now this is not an appeal for help or money, this is a cooking column with “chatty news.” I just wanted to keep y’all apprised of what is going on in my world. Somehow, I got involved and said yes to my friend, Karen, that I would help with the appetizer table. I guess I have not learned the word “no.” But I am looking forward to the night. My son, Greg, daughter in law, Cecelia, and daughter, Marie, will be accompanying me. There is a silent and a live auction as well the hors d ’oeuvres table, wine, prime rib, all the trimmings and dessert. Wow, I can hardly wait. The event is a sold-out affair. Since I am helping, I am also making a simple appetizer. We came to a decision not to have any form of dip, only single servings of finger food. I made my dish ahead of time and served it to some friends to make sure it was tasty. I hope y’all like it as well.

Kielbasa and Pineapple Tidbits Preheat oven to 425 degrees 2 lb. Kielbasa, sliced into ½ inch pieces (mild or hot, depending on your taste) 1 large can of pineapple chunks (14 oz.) Toothpicks soaked in water 3 Tbs. teriyaki sauce 1 Tbs. sweet chili sauce 1 Tbs. honey 1 Tbs. pineapple juice

Line large baking tray with foil and spray with cooking oil (Pam). Place sausages on tray and a piece of pineapple on each using toothpick to hold together. Mix remaining ingredients together and brush on top and sides of sausage and pineapple. Bake 10-20 minutes in middle of oven. Watch as not to burn. The first time I made these I did not use any sort of glaze. They were still good. I think just honey, juice and Worcestershire sauce with a dash of tabasco would also be good. You can make this ahead of time, cover and refrigerate. Wearing my L.S.U. sweatshirt, walking my dog, Sunshine at the lake, another voice out of nowhere…” Go Tigers!” Nice lady from Baton Rouge came up to converse. Gosh this place is swarming with L.S.U. fans. Sunshine could have been hurt or killed the other day and I could have been fined for harassing the elk. I went out to take a picture of two gorgeous bull just sitting on my “lawn” chewing their cud. Before I could close the gate, there goes Sunshine making a bee line for the elk. But I am so proud of her. She wanted to chase those bulls so bad. I called “Sunshine, come” in a very loud and frantic voice. To my wonderment, she came bouncing back. She did have a very disappointed look on her face, I could just hear her thoughts. “But Mom, I was going to have such a good time. They sure are bigger than rabbits.” Or maybe that is why she came back; the size of those bulls should have discouraged her. That is, if she had any sense. My email:

Pianists Needed! Estes Park High and Middle Schools choral program is looking for several people who play piano to accompany choir classes. Those interested do not need to be available every day or all day. Classes meet mornings and/or afternoons for 1-2 hours and accompanists schedules are very adaptable. Even better, this is a paid position. If you are interested, please visit the Park School District website at and click on ‘careers’ then go to ‘job openings. ’ The job

is listed under “Collaborative Pianist.” Contact Alan Denney at or (970) 586-5321 ext. 3326 for more information.

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Handmade In Colorado Expo This Weekend In Bond Park

A juried showcase of high quality handcrafted products curated from only Colorado artisans The 11th annual Handmade in Colorado Expo is a juried event showcasing some of Colorado's best fine art and contemporary craft. The event will feature a vast array of independent designers producing original handcrafted goods from a wide array of media including metals, paper, glass, fibers, food, fabricated objects, clay, paint, wax, gems, and more. All work sold will be created from both emerging and experienced artisans from Colorado. This event is the designed for “locavores” as customers will only find Colorado made items sold by exhibitors that will interact directly with their patrons. The Handmade in Colorado Expo is proud to support the creative economy of our state. Don’t miss this family friendly, free event that

also features great local, live music. Come support your local artists and craftspeople in their pursuit of creativity made by hand. This celebration of local art takes place in Estes Park this weekend, August 24 and 25 in downtown Bond Park. Hours are 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sunday Experience great shopping, awesome live music, and live art at the longest running and best festival exclusive to Colorado artists and crafters!

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Monitored Weed Drop-Off This Saturday

Special Saturday Evening Program “My Time At The Never Summer Ranch” On Saturday, August 31, at 7 p.m., staff at Rocky Mountain National Park invite you to view a special short film about what life was like on the Never Summer Ranch. This will be held at the Kawuneeche Visitor Center on the west side of the park. Created by park volunteers, this documentary style film explores the memories and experiences of Hal Simmons, a former ranch hand and employee of Johnnie Holzwarth, Jr. Now part of Rocky Mountain National Park, the Holzwarth Historic Site preserves the legacy of the Holzwarth Family and their ranch. John and Sophia Holzwarth, and their son Johnnie, homesteaded in the

Kawuneeche Valley in 1917. In 1920, Old Fall River Road became the gateway through Rocky Mountain National Park from Estes Park, and tourism boomed. The Holzwarth family turned their homestead into the Holzwarth Trout Lodge dude ranch and later, the larger, more modern Never Summer Ranch. Johnnie Jr.’s perseverance and work ethic, as well as his dedicated employees, kept the ranch open until it was sold in 1974. This program is free and open to the public. For further information on Rocky Mountain National Park, please visit or contact the park’s Information Office at 970-5861206.

ardize hosting these costly events in the future. Paper yard bags are available for purchase at local hardware stores. These events are being made possible with the support from Estes Land Stewardship Association (ELSA), Town of Estes Park, Larimer County, Estes Valley Now is the time to remove mature Land Trust, and donations. The 12th Anweeds that contain seeds that will be nual Weed Roundup was held July 27. next year’s -- and many more years -weeds. The next Monitored Weed Drop- Over 764 yard bags of weeds were collected at this event; with the June 22 off will be held this Saturday, August 24 Monitored Weed Drop-Off over 1,023 from 9:00 to noon located north of the to date this year. An additional MoniWaste Management transfer station at 666 Elm Road, behind the new recycling tored Weed Drop-off is scheduled for center. Estes Land Stewardship Associa- September 28 (9:00 a.m. to noon). Free Fourteen Very Unwanted Weeds in the tion (ELSA) volunteers will be on hand Estes Valley Identification and Manageto answer weed questions and unload ment Guide weed booklets are available your bags. Bring in your noxious weeds year round at the Estes Valley Library in paper yard bags for free disposal – and at Town Hall Public Works Office, NO slash, pine needles or cones, other and at the Farmers Market during the yard waste, trash, or dirt. Please resummer months. Electronic versions are move/shake off dirt from plant roots. posted on the Town of Estes Park webUnauthorized drop-offs at this location site: Departments, Public are considered theft of services. Weeds Works, Parks. ELSA meets the first and trash can be disposed of yearThursday of the month at 9:30 a.m. in around at Waste Management for a fee. Only bags of noxious weed materials will the George Hix Room at US Bank. For more information about ELSA contact: be accepted at this event! Please do not bring non-noxious weeds; this will jeop-

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49 Pounds Of Tabs = Free Money For Crossroads Ministry

Last Friday, August 16th, Brian Schaffer, Executive Director at Crossroads Ministries of Estes Park received a check from recycled tabs from Susan Yarrington, Glen Haven, aka ‘The Tab Lady.’ Individuals, businesses and service organizations place aluminum tabs from soda, beer, pet foods, soups, some canned vegetable, iced tea, energy drinks, tuna cans, etc. in collection containers around Estes Park and volunteers take the tabs, recycle them for cash, then donate the cash to help local at-risk individuals and their families, served by Crossroads Ministry of Estes Valley. If you are interested in helping Crossroads receive ‘free’ money, start collecting aluminum tabs at home, family/friend gatherings, work, etc. then deposit the tabs at a local business/ser-

vice industry (see list below) or contact Susan for your own container at Tabs for Tough Times Locations: • Summit Church Kids (& parents) • Ace Hardware • Town Hall • Premier Members Credit Union • Rocky Mountain Gateway • School District office • Larimer County office • Park Supply • NAPA Auto Supply • The Glen Haven General Store • Bank of Colorado • US Bank • All public schools: teacher lounges • School bus barn

Sunrise Rotary Labor Day Arts And Crafts Event

More than 100 artisans from across the country will display their work during the annual Estes Park Labor Day Arts and Crafts Show. The juried outdoor show traditionally marks the end of mountain summer days and the beginning at autumn revelry in this community at the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. Artists must submit applications to be selected for this history-laden show by mid-March the spring of the year when

the show is scheduled. A full list of vendors selected for the 2019 show can be found at Parking in one of Estes Park’s outlying parking lots and either walking to the downtown park or taking the free shuttle to the event is highly recommended. Details and a map showing locations for Estes Park’s free parking lots or the parking garage at the edge of downtown can be found at

2019 Collector Holiday Ornament Available For Purchase Since 1986, the Town of Estes Park employees' Helping Hands Committee has created commemorative annual holiday ornaments for purchase by the public. The proceeds from ornament sales are used to provide high school senior scholarships and assistance to local families in need. The 2019 ornament features a photo of a black bear taken in Rocky Mountain National Park by Kris Hazelton. Ornaments are available for $14 each at several Estes Park locations: Estes Park Town Hall at 170 MacGregor Avenue, the Estes Park Visitor Center at 500 Big Thompson Avenue, and Peaks Hallmark in Upper Stanley Village. A limited number of ornaments from previous years are also

available at Town Hall. Ornaments may also be ordered by mailing your request and payment (no cash) to the Town of Estes Park Helping Hands Committee at P.O. Box 1200 in Estes Park, CO 80517. Please calculate your order total to include shipping costs. Shipping for one ornament is $6.00, shipping for two ornaments is $6.50, shipping for three ornaments is $12.50, and shipping for four ornaments is $13. Payment with a card is an option; however, additional fees will apply. For more information or to pay with a card, please contact Kim McEachern at or by calling 970-577-3567.

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    History tells us that in ancient times the father of Immanuel Kant, a great philosopher, made a perilous trek through the forests of Poland on his way to his home in Silesia. On the way he was waylaid by a band of robbers who demanded ‘all his valuables’. After he had emptied everything in his pockets and saddlebags, he was asked, “Have you given us all?â€? When he answered, “Yes, all!â€? He was finally allowed to leave. When he had reached a safe distance, out of their sight, Kant stopped to rest. As he sat down, his hand touched something hard in the hem of his robe. It was a pouch of gold he had sewn in his robe’s hem for safety and had totally overlooked during the confrontation with the robbers. He quickly hurried back to find the thieves. When he found them, he meekly apologized. “What I told you was not true. I was so terrified I forgot to tell you about this. Here, take this gold I found in my robe.â€? To the old man’s surprise, the robbers refused his gold. Instead, one hurried to his saddlebags to fetch Kant’s purse and gave it to him. Another gave him back his book of prayer, while the last one led his stolen horse to him and helped him mount it. All three of the robbers asked Kant for his forgiveness and blessing, which the surprised Kant joyfully gave. Then they watched as he rode away. What a unique story! What a tremendous show of how to respond to being wronged. Forgiveness is one of the hardest things we are asked to do. All of Christ’s people are forgiven when they become His servants‌and continue to enjoy that forgiveness as long as they “walk in the light as He is in the light.â€? And one of those characteristics of ‘walking’ is to freely forgive. In one of Jesus’ parables He likened our debt of sin to a massive sum of money. It’s nice to enjoy that debt’s removal! However, there is a stipulation: we must forgive those ‘petty debts owed to us. He said: ‘forgive those who trespass against you.’ He even goes so far as to say that if we fail to do so, the forgiveness He had extended to us would be withdrawn. There are times when it seems like ‘forgiveness’ is at a premium. And these past few months in the Estes Park area seems to be one of those times. Accusations and blame have been hurled far and wide. Now that the recall election is over it will be interesting to see if any attitudes change. How many Estes Park residents will have taken to heart the words of Jesus: “If you refuse to forgive your brother, your Heavenly Father will refuse to forgive you?â€? My suspicion is that there will be many church-going people who smugly hang on to their anger and resentments, regardless of how the electorate decided, and yet, naively believe that ‘their sins’ forgiveness by God is ‘intact’. Don’t fool yourself! Go to your knees and ask God for the help He will provide to enable you to ‘get right’ with those whose ‘ill-will’ you have desired for so long. It’s your only hope! This will be very hard! Each of us know of people who have‌or will be, leaving public office‌maybe even Estes Park‌and many others who, having seen the hostility endured by people in office, would never consider running for office, foolishly exposing themselves to similar hatred and animosity. ’Forgiveness’ has a lot of work to do! So, it’s up to each of us! “Forgive‌and retain our forgiveness because we will have shown that we have Christ’s ‘forgiving spirit’, or hold on to those horrible and hateful feelings, knowing that they are probably not now having an adverse effect on the one(s) toward whom they are directed, only upon ourselves, our hardening heart, and our eternal outcome. Personally, I’d rather be like my Lord. “Father, forgive them‌â€? You too? (Bob Lewis)

Lions Club John Denver Tribute Concert Saturday, August 31

Brad Fitch and the TropiCowboy Band will perform their 16th annual Estes Park John Denver Tribute Concert Saturday, August 31, 2019 at the YMCA of the Rockies’ Ruesch Auditorium in Estes Park. This event is presented by and is a fund-raiser for the Estes Park Lions Club charities. “This is one of the most gratifying shows we perform each year and we are proud to keep John Denver’s music, memory and message alive through this event, � Fitch said. “Playing Denver’s songs is pure joy. I love seeing how people remember and enjoy his music and sing along to every word. These songs share messages that are as pertinent today as when Denver first wrote them.� The opening act, the Mountain Town Trio, will begin at 5 p.m. with the John Denver Tribute starting at approximately 6:30. Reserved tickets are available on line at General admission tickets can be purchased at the Estes Park Visitor Center, MacDonald Book Shop or at the auditorium the night of the concert. Additional in-

Best Wishes For A Fantastic School Year!

  August 26 - August 30 Monday, Aug 26 Pancake (1), scrambled eggs (2) w/ bacon, hash browns & fruit Tuesday, Aug 27 Beef, Bean & Cheese Burrito (topped w/ green chili) w/ refried beans & tortilla chips Wednesday, Aug 28 Fried Chicken (3 pc) w/ mashed potatoes, gravy & vegetables Thursday, Aug 29 Meatball Sub Sandwich topped w/ mozzarella cheese & side salad Friday, Aug 30 Tuna Salad Sliders (3) w/ homemade chips & clam chowder soup

September 2 - September 6 Monday, Sept 2 CLOSED for Labor Day Tuesday, Sept 3 Hot Roast Beef Sandwich w/ mashed potatoes, gravy & vegetables Wednesday, Sept 4 Pulled Chicken Sandwich w/ homemade chips & coleslaw Thursday, Sept 5 Chicken Parmesan w/ Spaghetti, garlic bread & side salad Friday, Sept 6 Salmon w/ rice pilaf & clam chowder soup All noon meals are $5 for current EP Senior Citizens Center members and are by reservation only. )&)%('"$#&*!&'*)*( )****('*)(&'*$#)*!&"#)&&* (*"#*( (#)**$') "*$!*(#'*'$*%)&)%)*(*)(*$%*$# (*! !&'*'*$!*#)) *'$*(*)$%)***$# %" (*! !&'*% **For reservations call 970-581-2195 (Monday – Friday 9:00 am - 1:30 pm). %)(" *)(*'" )'&*(# *))%&"*$%&*(%)*(("()*('*')* &')&*(% *)#"$% "'")#&* )#')%*('*$!%*NEW location 1760 Olympian Lane. Eat at the Senior Citizens Center or take Meals to Go! Regular hours of operation 9:00 am -- 1:30 pm Monday thru Friday. Join or renew membership for 2019! Check out our website: TriFit, Balance, Mah Jongg, Tai Chi, crafts, games, and other activities. NEW dedicated location and space !

formation can be found at Fitch, who lives in Estes Park, said, “I am blessed to perform with an incredible seven-piece band that interprets John Denver’s timeless songs with both reverence and a whole lot of fun.� The TropiCowboy Band features fiddle, pedal steel, dobro, banjo, bass, guitars, drums and harmony vocalists. Funds raised are donated to Lions Club charities with the majority going to organizations for the sight and hearing impaired, community social services and local scholarships. Lions Clubs International are 1.3 million men and women in 201 countries and geographic areas. They conduct vision and health screenings, build parks, support eye hospitals, award scholarships, assist youth, provide help in time of disaster, foster international relations and much more. And Lions Clubs’ cultural and environmental programs help us to understand, celebrate and protect our planet and its inhabitants.

The Learning Place, Partners Mentoring Youth and EVICS are happy to be partnering with the Estes Park School District to support students and families. On Friday, August 16th, we once again hosted the entire school District for lunch at the Bella Fortuna Center. Over 100 teachers, administrators and staff joined us for a wonderful meal. Many thanks go to Poppy’s Pizza and Grill, Mama Rose’s, Latitude 105, The Estes Park Pie Shop and Rocky Mountain Deli for their generosity in providing food for the event. Additional thanks go to our respective staff, Volunteers and Board members who helped out to make the event successful. Each of our Nonprofits have a partnership relationship with the schools and each new school year we want to show our appreciation to the teachers, staff and administrators we work with. The Estes Park Learning Place believes education unlocks dreams. We support students of all ages -inspiring a lifelong love of learning. We tutor K-12 students and adults one-on-one in all subject ar-

eas, both during the school year and summers. A needs-based scholarship program is an integral part of the Learning Place goal to never let a financial hardship keep someone from reaching their full potential. We now offer discounts for students meeting more than once per week and families. In 2019-2020 we will continue our partnership with the Estes Valley R-3 School District. Thanks to a long-term grant from United Way, our tutors work with students in the Middle School in order to keep students on track in math skills and Homework Roundup. At the High School Success Center, our tutors work with 5-15 students per week to help them with credit recovery, which is critical for those at risk of not graduating. Our programs also include Family CafĂŠ, a program for families and their children meeting monthly for dinner and hands-on interactive educational activities. Contact us at or 970-577-0020

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YMCA International Dinner

YMCA of the Rockies will host the popular International Dinner on Wednesday, August 28th at 5 p.m. in the Assembly Hall. All are welcome to attend and share in the night of international food and fun! Each year YMCA of the Rockies hires staff from all around the world and this summer, there are 23 countries represented at the Estes Park Center. To celebrate all of the different and unique cultures and traditions of our staff, YMCA

of the Rockies hosts an International Dinner every year. The International Dinner gives our staff the opportunity to cook a traditional meal and share their traditions from their home country. There is a limited number of 30 free tickets available for the local Estes Park community. Please email to request tickets. Requested tickets will be available for pick-up the night of the event.

Welcome Back Students And Staff!

Ron Little from Summit Church organized a trash clean up on Sunday, August 18, to help prepare the schools for opening day. For over five years the church has been a part of the cleanup as a way to give back to a great school district.

Quaker/Unitarian Meeting The Quaker/ Unitarian group meets each Sunday morning at the US Bank meeting room (363 East Elkhorn Ave). Quaker silence is from 10-10:30. Social time is from 10:30-11. Presentation and discussion is from 11-noon. This week, the discussion will be led Judy Brannon. Judy is a retired insurance executive. Her topic will be: “Medicare Matters.” She will include such subjects as scams, enrollment tips, and other important information about Medicare. Please join us. If questions, please call Randy Maharry 515-2298299.

The schools have allowed the church to meet in the auditorium for almost 10 years. The church also distributes welcome baskets to the teachers and fruit baskets later in the year. We wish the students and staff a great year!

Overdose Awareness Day Next Thursday, August 29th Next Thursday, August 29, 2019 from 7:00-10:00 p.m. Overdose Awareness Day. We'll meet at Bond Park at 7 p.m. and then walk as a group along Riverside Plaza to Performance Park. At Performance Park there will be a speaker from Harmony Foundation Inc., live music, naloxone (narcan) training to prevent overdose, community mental health resources, and a candlelight vigil. Please save the date and please join us.

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An Unusual Sight To See!

These photos were taken at Mitchell Lake in the Brainard Lake Recreation Area (about a 32mile drive from Estes Park). The young bull with antlers is 1-2 years old and he, along with the cow’s new 2019 spring calf were both seen nursing together on what we presume, is the mama of both of these young moose. Photos by Jim Ward.

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A FED BEAR IS A DEAD BEAR! Rocky Mountain National Park: Strategies For Success In The Backcountry Free Presentation with Local Climbing Rangers Rocky Mountain National Park is highly regarded as one of the nation’s most spectacular environments, full of year-round opportunities for world class recreation. With an annual visitor count of 4.5 million and climbing, search and rescue incidents are also on the rise, ranging from sprained ankles near the trailhead to multi-week searches in remote alpine terrain.

This Friday, August 23, the Estes Park Mountain Shop is proud to host local climbing rangers Mitch Musci and Everett Phillips for a presentation on some of the awesome adventures the Park has to offer, and strategies for a safe return from the backcountry. Admission is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be provided. Presentation will begin at 7 p.m., and will be followed with a Q&A session.

This his poor bear was trapped t d two weeks ago in Estes Park. It’s a sad fact that Colorado Parks and Wildlife does not relocate “problem bears’, they simply can’t. A “problem bear” will be killed but truth be told, there are no “problem bears’ its on us to not let a bear become our problem. We are ultimately responsible for the lives and deaths of our bears. Human interaction is what ultimately leads to a habituated bear’s tragic end.

Will You Be Responsible For Killing A Bear? By: Kris Hazelton Colorado Parks and Wildlife tell us that within the last few weeks, over 35 vehicles and over nine human dwellings were entered by bears in the Estes Park area. Most of these incidents involved unlocked car doors, open house windows and/or screen doors, as well as a few forced entries. Make no mistake…perhaps the best reason to lock your doors and windows is that bears can and will invite themselves into your home. For your safety, and the lives of our bears, PLEASE close and lock ALL windows and doors to your house and vehicles. Make it a routine to check that everything is closed up before you go to bed or leave the house for work/errands. Some of the vehicles that were broken into were clean of any attractants (not even a crumb). This shows that some individual bears are so habituated to finding food in vehicles that they are going car to car seeing if they are unlocked, even if they don’t see or smell food! Did you know that black bears can smell from a mile away? The tantalizing aroma of human-supplied food lures bears into residential areas. After feasting on human food, these highly intelligent animals will associate people with food. When bears become accustomed to human scent, loose their fear of humans and become dependent on human-supplied food, they have become habituated. Habituated bears are at risk for incidental contact with humans, pets or livestock, vehicular collisions and often will

end up dead. When contact occurs, these bears are killed for the safety of those in our community, such as the bear shown above. Please do you part to keep bears wild. Bears are extremely smart, which means we all have to be too. Sometimes it’s literally as easy as a push of a button or flick of a lock that can save the life of a bear. How you can SAVE a bear! Over 90% of human-bear conflicts may be eliminated by securing bear attractants • Use only bear resistant trash containers. If a public trash container is full, don’t leave trash outside of the enclosure, find a different bear resistant trash receptacle and use it • Only put out garbage on the morning of pickup • Close garage doors •Take bird feeders in at night, or better yet, don’t feed the birds in the summer months, put out flowers, not feeders • Keep pet food inside • Clean your grill after every use • Never leave food (or anything scented, chapstick, gum, air fresheners) in your car. Bears can and will break into cars in search of anything that smells appealing • Use an electric fence around beehives and livestock Estes Park is a dangerous place to be a bear. They’ve always been here and they’re not going away. We’re here and we’re not going away. So we have to make it work for all of us. Don’t be responsible for killing a bear.

Rocky Mountain National Park

Strategies for Success in the Backcountry Rocky Mountain National Park is highly regarded as one of the nation’s most spectacular environments, full of yearround opportunities for world class recreation. With an annual visitor count of 4.5 million and climbing, search and rescue incidents are also on the rise, ranging from sprained ankles near the trailhead to multiweek searches in remote alpine terrain. Join climbing rangers Mitch Musci and Everett Phillips for a presentation on some of the awesome adventures the Park has to offer, and strategies for a safe return from the backcountry. Presentation at the Estes Park Mountain Shop. Free and open to the public.

Aug 23 • 7 pm

Robert Burns Photo

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Public Open House/Lecture About “Space Race 2019: China, Israel & India on the Moon”

The Estes Valley Astronomical Society (EVAS) in conjunction with The Estes Park Memorial Observatory is offering a free public open house/lecture this Saturday, August 24 at 7 p.m. The goal of EVAS is to promote amateur astronomy and education in the Estes valley While the United States plans to return

to lunar exploration in the next few years, China'sYutu-2 rover is already there, Israel pioneered its Beresheet mission, and India will land the Chandrayaan-2 rover on Earth's Moon in early September. Let's review lunar science basics and look ahead to America's Moon2Mars and Artemis missions. This illustrated presentation is intended for a general audience.

Suzanne Metlay is full-time faculty in Geoscience Teacher Education at Western Governors University, a fully online non-profit university founded in 1997 by 19 governors of western states,' including Colorado. Previously, Suzanne taught astronomy and geology at Front Range Community College in Longmont and Fort Collins, was Operations Director for Secure World Foundation in Superior, and served as Education Programs Manager at CU-Boulder's Fiske Planetarium. Currently, Suzanne is President of the Teacher Education Division of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers. Suzanne has a BA in History. and Science from Harvard University and a PhD in Geology and Planetary Science from the University of Pittsburgh. She was awarded the Antarctica Service Medal from the Department of the Navy

Register For The 2019 Estes Epic!

Make Your Labor Day Weekend Epic! Estes Park is known as a world class trail running destination, but there is a rumor floating around that there are no good mountain biking trails. Well, we've decided to finally let our most precious secret out of the bag and share the truth; Estes Park has an impressive display of buff single track and rugged backcountry trails that are truly unique. Be a part of the 55K Mountain Bike, 24K/55K Trail Run, or both and do the Double! Take a look at the 55K Course and 24K Course at The route rides/runs the beautiful Roosevelt National Forest being comprised of approximately 20% paved road, 30% single

track, and 50% double track/fire road. With gorgeous creek crossings, one way single track, and a peak elevation of 9,500', this is truly Epic. Saturday, August 31st, is our 55K MTB Race and Sunday, September 1st, is our 24K / 55K Trail Run Race! Spots are limited! Register today at The 2019 Estes Epic is a not for profit event benefiting the Estes Park High School Mountain Bike Team. The team wholeheartedly thanks you for your support!

and National Science Foundation for fieldwork conducted as a participant in the Antarctic Search for Meteorites (ANSMET) in 1991. The observatory is just north of the high school at 1600 Manford Ave. Park in the teacher’s parking lot adjacent to the observatory. The doors will open at 7:00 p.m. and the meeting will start at 7:30 p.m. The presentation, including a question and answer period, lasts about an hour. After the presentation, weather permitting, we will look through the 16 inch dome telescope at various celestial objects. If you have any questions, please check the EPMO web site at: The lecture is free to the public and no reservations necessary. Just come and join the party and be ready to ask questions! For more information, please call the observatory at 970-586-5668.

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Congratulations, Josephine Christenson! Congratulations to Josephine Christenson for graduating from Officer Candidate School (Marines) on Saturday, August 17 in Quantico, VA. Josephine was a student in Estes Park, attending school from K-12. While in school her she was on the swim team and a cheerleader. From her Super Proud Mama, Sindee Reid, “I am so proud of you, and I love you so much.”

Great Pets Looking For New, Forever Homes!

Freddy is about four years old and a lab/ shar-pei mix. He is good with other dogs and kids. He will do best as an only dog with an experienced owner. He is super friendly with everyone, walks great on a leash and is house trained. He is currently living at Dr. C's Animal Hospital of the Rockies, please call (970) 586-4703 to get an appointment to meet him. Bandit is an 11 year old Maine Coon cat. He is loving and affectionate, enjoys being brushed and loved. You can meet Bandit at the Pet Lodge at the Animal Medical Center on Manford Avenue. Call 586-9282 for more information. Make sure to “Like” and follow the Estes Park Pet Association Facebook page to see other animals that may not be pictured this week. All pets are offered through the Pet Association of Estes Park, a non-profit organization that works to find homes for stray and abandoned pets, control dog and cat populations by funding sterilization programs, educate members of the community, especially young people, about the humane treatment of animals and the responsibilities of pet ownership; and promote community involvement in the use of pets as therapeutic agents (e.g., in nursing homes). The Estes Park Pet Association is your


Freddy local humane society. You can make a tax-deductible donation to the Pet Association by sending your check to P.O. Box 4342, Estes Park, CO 80517. For more information, contact Carolyn Fairbanks, President of the Pet Association at (970) 586-5121.

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Where Are They Now? By: Judi Smith

as an attraction, Estes and Vegas are remarkably similar in what we recycle – Just before the 2013 flood, the League of Women Voters and Community Recy- for the visiting public. Both locations use a single-stream syscling Committee applied for and retem. Vegas will accept any color of pure ceived a Recycling Resources Economic glass (no additives), but offers no alterOpportunity grant from the Colorado natives to single-streaming both glass State Department of Public Health to and cardboard, so up to 60% of the rebuy bear-resistant recycling cans for the cycled glass ends up in the landfill, Town of Estes Park. The Town provided much of it embedded in the cardboard. additional funds to expand these cans to Estes curbside and main street single dual use by adding an attached landfill streamed bins limit glass by color and trash side. (Only the recycling portion is restrict it to bottles, but our Glass Only eligible for the RREO grant.) These units bin at the Residential Recycling Center were designed for Elkhorn Avenue to (any color, any shape) is 100% recycled, provide secure and responsible disposal so, for locals, or for visitors in the know, for the shopping public. But where are we are far ahead. they now? Both Estes and Vegas single stream The problem, we have been told, is contamination. We, the public, could not collectors recycle paperboard, magazines, junk mail (including maps and recycle correctly. First, they tried limitbrochures), newspapers, and general ing the items recycled. Then the cans mixed paper (all of interest to those viswere removed. iting). [Estes does have an advantage in Visitors have been heavily blamed. So our source separated office paper at the let’s begin by studying that avenue. To look at recycling in a tourist oriented lo- Transfer Station, but only locals are likely to use that.] cation, let’s compare the Estes Park sysGrocery stores in both communities tem to that of another tourist-oriented collect single use plastic bags to remecca, Las Vegas, Nevada. It is true that process and local libraries, or the founeach geographical recycling area (state, dations attached to them, collect books, county, city or town, district or private both hardback and paperback. company) across the United States of America has its own recycling “rules.” Both locations recycle metal cans plus Each of these entities recycles different aluminum foil and pie pans so, for items with different restrictions and vis- tourism purposes, we can also consider iting families expect us to recycle just as this part of the equation a draw. [Note: they do at home. However, that isn’t all Vegas has several companies willing to of the story. While at complete variance pickup metal objects, large or small. In Estes, we currently need a year-round

curbside metal recycler for other kinds of metal. Anyone interested? Please contact me.] Of course, both places, like the rest of the United States, collect corrugated cardboard. However, the shipping companies in Las Vegas have apparently not yet discovered the advantages of allowing individuals to bring the leftover shipping supplies for reuse. Or, maybe, they have no efficient way of communicating that to the public. Since our Planet Partners reuse such things as bubblewrap and packing foam as well as cardboard boxes, Estes comes out ahead on shipping supplies. Both Vegas and Estes accept plastic #1 to #7, but exactly what is recycled from that collection is restricted by color, shape, and specific material. So plastics are equally complex and unidentifiable in both locations. So, yes, expectations vary – slightly. If that is a contamination problem – then we must find a way to communicate what does and does not go into recycling. Perhaps, in some cases, we must mark the can itself, like Vegas does, with exactly what is allowed. But that is not the whole story! Organic waste and liquid are the biggest culprits – everywhere. Next recycling article we’ll investigate other contamination and what to do about it. The next Community Recycling Committee meeting is at 6:30 p.m., September 4th at the Estes Valley Library.

Do You Have Room In Your Heart & Home To Adopt Paws? Paws is about two years old. She starts out a little shy, but she is happy, fun and affectionate. She will be best as an only kitty or with a slow introduction to a new kitty family member. She is a big gal but we think it makes her even cuter! Stop by and see Paws at the Estes Park Pet Lodge or call (970) 586-9282 for more information.

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Spanish Classes Autumn 2019 rd


23 to December 16 from 5:30 to 7:00. Cost $100.00 It’s that time of year again! The instructor is José Almeida, Estes The Spanish classes which started Park School District Community and eight years ago through the Outreach program with the school district is now Cultural Liaison, native speaker, with more than 30 years of experience in its second year in its new home at teaching Spanish. the Community Center. To register, visit The new, fall classes are beginning or call 970-586-8191. You can also stop soon. Classes will meet weekly for 12 by the Community Center at 660 Comweeks, from the third week in Septemmunity Drive. ber to the first week in December. A second set of classes will be offered Questions? Contact: Nolan Oberg, again in January. Recreation Manager Estes Valley The classes will have a conversational Recreation and Park District at focus, with as much immersion as pos-, or by telephone at 970-480-1336. Or, contact instructor sible using an eclectic method that inJosé Almeida at cludes cultural aspects of interest. or Beginners – Mondays, September 16th to December 2nd from 5:30 to 7:00. or by phone at 970-586-2361 ext. 3114 work or 719Intermediate – Tuesdays, September 321-5062 cell th rd 17 to December 3 from 5:30 to 7:00. The registration deadline is Monday, Advanced – Wednesday, September September 16.

Spanish for Communication and Integration

Ice Cream Social At Mount Calvary Lutheran Church This Saturday Free Ice Cream Social! Enjoy some summer time fun plus live music by The Estes Park Riverside Ramblers Dixieland/Jazz Band on Saturday, August 24, from 2-4 p.m. at the Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 950 North Saint Vrain-Estes Park. Hope you can come! Bring your family, your neighbors, your guests! Join us for a tasty summer treat, with your choice of toppings! (And parking is not a prob-

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Fall Handgun Classes The Basics of Pistol Shooting Course will be offered on September 14 and again on October 5. This one-day course is open to the general public and no previous firearms experience is needed. The course includes both classroom and livefire training with an emphasis on firearm safety, handgun knowledge, and marksmanship with revolvers and semiautomatic handguns. Textbook, course materials, handguns, targets, ammunition and range fees are all included. If you are considering buying a handgun, wait until after you take this course. This class exceeds the minimum state requirements to apply for a Colorado Concealed Handgun Permit. Usual class make-up includes students with no firearms experience, students with significant experience and usually an equal number of women and men. Tuition is $140.00 for general public and $125.00 for Estes Park Gun & Archery Club members, due on the day of class. The Defensive Pistol Course will be offered on Saturday, November 2. This is an advanced course and is designed for those who want to enhance their handgun skills far beyond the basics. Training will include: safely presenting a handgun from concealment, accurately shooting under time pressure from different positions and distances, learning how to reload under pressure and how to clear common malfunctions. Students must have had basic handgun training within

recent years, must be familiar and effective with their pistol, able to consistently shoot a pattern less than 8 ½ inches in diameter at 15 feet and are proficient at loading and unloading their handgun safely and efficiently. Students will be required to provide their own handgun, a level one hip holster, extra magazines and magazine belt pouches, 350 rounds of factory ammunition, eye protection and electronic hearing protection. Tuition is $150.00 for general public and $135.00 for Estes Park Gun & Archery Club members, due on the morning of class. The above courses will be taught by a nationally certified Advanced Pistol Instructor. Courses will be taught at the Estes Park Gun and Archery Club Indoor Range, located at Community Drive and Highway 36, next to the dog park. Classes are limited to six students and pre-registration is required. Classes will meet from 8:00 a.m. until approximately 5:00 p.m. To preregister, go to: and select either the “NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting-Instructor Led” course or the “Defensive Pistol” course. At the bottom of that page, enter the Estes Park ZIP code (80517), 25 mile radius and search. Select the date for which you want to preregister, click on the link for details and registration. For more information or assistance with preregistration call Jim at 970-481-4279.

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James Divine To Perform At YMCA Of The Rockies

On Sunday, August 25, James Divine will be the guest speaker/musician for the 10:00 a.m. worship in Hyde Chapel. He will also share his story at 7:00 p.m. in Hyde Chapel. The event is free and open to the public. James enjoys sharing his story of love and forgiveness. He enjoys meeting new people, sharing ideas and especially comparing meatball recipes. James incorporates music, comedy and sometimes even a little magic into his presentations. He shares his forgiveness message to audi-

ences all over the United States using story telling, music and comedy. He is a successful husband, father, grandfather, teacher, musician and speaker thanks to a Forgive & Live approach to life. James wants to see everyone start his own Forgive & Live journey. James earned a bachelor’s degree from St. Joseph’s College in Maine. He received his music education from the Army School of Music, graduating from the basic, intermediate, and advanced courses over a span of ten years, and serving in Virginia, Japan and Colorado. He retired from the Colorado National Guard in 2006. He earned his teaching license from Western State College in Colorado and completed a master’s in music education at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. James believes in the value of life-long learning! James teaches middle school music, still finding the time to perform, record and do some public speaking. To learn more about James Divine and his music, visit This Sunday service and concert are a part of the Chapel Ministry’s 2019 Summer Worship Fest program. Learn more about the YMCA Chapel Ministry and 2019 Summer Worship Fest at chapel-ministry.

Restless Spirit To Play At Coffee On The Rocks

Restless Spirit is returning to play at Coffee on the Rocks this Saturday, August 24th from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

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For Estes Park residents and visitors of every age, Estes Park Health offers comprehensive, compassionate health care from professionals who feel called to make a positive impact on our mountain community.

How do we make an impact?

2018 By the Numbers 350 44 32,067 91 Employees

Service Areas

Physician Clinic Visits

5,922 2,120


Emergency Department Visits

Ambulance Trips

Total Inpatient Days



All Outpatient Visits

Total Hospice Care Days



Home Health Clinical and Non-Clinical Care

Rehabilitation Services

76,962+ 87,294 Meals Served

Babies Born

Pharmacy Medication Doses

Uncompensated Ambulance Visits:


13,608 Total Resident Living Center Days

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

Other 2018 Strategic Achievements +21% Inpatient Care

Hospitalist program continues to help treat more patients locally.


Diagnostic Imaging Inpatient and Outpatient Services


Laboratory Inpatient and Outpatient Services


New Internists

$26.7 M Estes Park Health Payroll


New Part-time Pediatrician

$8 M

Economic Impact on Estes Park

Total Uncompensated Care:

$ 9,946,901 Bad Debts:

$ 330,712

3,100+ Volunteer Hours

$90 M Gross Patient Revenue

$49 M

Net Operating Revenue

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Text 889114 to 970-237-4137 THIS INVITING FAIRWAY CLUB CONDO has all the upgrades from the leathered Silestone counter tops and character hickory cabinets in the kitchen to the tankless hot water heater in the hidden storage area and everything in-between. $569,000 1151 Fairway Club Circle 2

Text 877599 to 970-237-4137 NEW CONSTRUCTION, CONSTRUCTION, bordered by private conservation easement, this 3 Bed/2.5 Bath home is just about ready for a home owner! Lower level offers a family room w/ patio to the back yard where you can enjoy the creek & wildlife. Or relax on the deck! $679,000 2209 Fish Creek Rd.

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

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

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

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Text 890490 to 970-237-4137 COZY, CUTE AND AFFORDABLE CABIN, recent updates with mountain rustic decor, nothing to do but enjoy this year round home and minutes to Estes Park. $199,900 2385 US Highway 34 Drake

NESTLED IN THE PINES & ASPENS, is this 3 bedrm home on rare 2.25 acres w/ stream, offering serene mtn living, Spacious floor plan w/ vaulted ceiling, hardwood floors, that is open and bright. Updated kitchen, 2 decks, garage + storage building. $554,500 397 Tahosa Park North Rd.

TOTALLY RENOVATED HOME inside and out with upgraded kitchen, bathrooms, flooring, windows, siding and roof. Kitchen upgrades include ceramic tile flooring, quartz counter tops, tile back splash and Bosch appliances. $750,000 950 Woodland Court

WARM, WAR W M, INVITING ATMOSPHERE in this cabin w/ breathtaking views. Great Room has cathedral ceiling, fireplace & hardwood floors. LG eat in kitchen & master suite. Most furnishings included. Use as a vacation rental or your 2nd home! Near Lake Estes walking path & fishing. $379,900 1880 Sketchbox Lane #5

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Secluded, treed setting, on 2.25 acres. Great room plus family room with fireplace and 2 wrap around decks to enjoy. Furnishings included. Seller motivated, bring an offer!

THIS 3 BEDRM HOME HAS EVERYTHING you are looking for! Spectacular views of The Continental Divide abound. The Great room offers vaulted beam ceiling & wood floors leading into kitchen/dining w/fireplace, master suite & wonderful outdoor living areas.

FULLY FURNISHED END UNIT CONDO is nestled in the pines, with covered deck to enjoy mtn views & sounds of the river. Two bedroom suites w/ baths and separate loft w/ trundle. Gated community, garage. Can be vacation rental or full time residence.



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His primary tool is the lathe, which allows a block of cured wood to be clamped in a chuck and trimmed as it turns. Each block of wood may have seamless layers of concentric wood grain. On the other hand, it may be a burl that starts as an imperfection on the bark of the tree. And what do you do if you run into an imperfection or break? Turquoise inlay is one option. Visit John’s studio to see him turning wood on the lathe and in-progress challenges needing to be resolved. He just returned from teaching a spoon carving class, so you will likely find a few of those along with earring holders and other home décor. John will have a guest at his upstairs showroom, fine artist PatriDeath Valley cover-Wade Johnston is a local ilcia Greenberg. She renders her drawings on coquille paper, which lustrator that has been commissioned to create has a textured surface of tiny scal- coloring books for all ages that may be sold through the national parks. lops. Her subject matter includes portraiture and flora and fauna. Her artists. The goal is to provide locals and original drawings will be exhibited inguests alike an opportunity to meet their cluding Botanicals and several from her creative neighbors, see the process of Yoga series. Reproductions of her work making, and buy art. Additional support and sets of four small picnic plates will is provided by local businesses that value also be available. Find John’s studio near creative culture: RE/MAX Peggy Lynch the intersection of Mary’s Lake Road and Team, First Colorado Realty, Estes Arts Highway 7. District, Bird & Jim Restaurant, Sky Run Find more information about all the Vacation Rentals, Lumpy Ridge Brewing artists and download a guide from este- Co., Elkins Whiskey and Kind Coffee provide additional support. Viva Creative This event is founded and funded by Culture!

3rd Annual Estes Park Studio Tour September 14 &15 pating in this event (seven hosts, two guests). Each location has an identifying number; visitors are invited to visit one studio or all seven. Some locations are right off the highway; others are up a dirt road. The Studio Tour is a great way to see work in progress, wild starts, and mis-fired ideas. Finished work will also be available for sale. Wade Johnston returns for the third year. Last year, he introduced a coloring book of Rocky Mountain animal illustrations sold through the Park. These were a huge success and the Park asked him to make more. Wade is often working at the intersection of commercial design, fine art, and product development. He is co-owner of Lumpy Ridge Brewing Co. and has a long history designing beer labels and posters for events and organizations. He is Kestrel on Dogwood Branches- Patricia Green- extremely engaged with the comberg creates pencil drawings on coquille paper. munity through volunteerism and Color is added with watercolor washes and col- business venture. His studio is full ored pencil. of examples showing how businesses and artists can work tohome studios to demonstrate their fine gether to elevate the look and feel of art and craft process: from woodturning brands and products. His studio is off to drawing, silk painting to prayer Hwy 7 near the Golf Course. wheels. The Estes Park Studio Tour is John Lynch’s career started in furniture Friday and Saturday, September 14 and making and restoration, he is now a de15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. both days. voted and accomplished woodturner. There are a total of nine artists particiThe Studio Tour invites neighbors, friends, the creative curious, shoppers and talkers (who love to learn) into the studios of professional artists living in Estes. Seven local artists will open their

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909 Whispering Pines Dr $599,000 • 2676 sqft home with great views. • 4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom • In-law suite with kitchenette

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Author Book Signing This Friday At Macdonald Book Shop Leslie Verner, author of Invited: The Power of Hospitality in an Age of Loneliness, will sign books at Macdonald Book Shop this Friday, August 23 from 2 to 4 p.m.

counts from her life and travels in Uganda, China, and Tajikistan, and stories of visiting congregations in the United States, Verner shares stories of life around the table and how hospitality is at the heart of Christian community. What if we in the West learned about hospitality from people around the globe? What if our homes became laboratories of belonging?Invited will empower you to open your home, get to know your neighbors, and prioritize people over tasks. Holy hospitality requires more of Jesus and less of us. It leads not only to loving the stranger but to becoming the stranger. Welcome to a new kind of hospitality.

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


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$685,000 Many people today feel lonely, isolated, and disconnected from God and others. We crave authentic community, but we have no idea where to start. We'd be glad to cultivate friendships; but honestly, who's got the time? In Invited, writer Leslie Verner says real hospitality is not having a Pinterest-perfect table or well-appointed living room. True hospitality is not clean, comfortable, or controlled. It is an invitation to enter a sacred space together with friends and strangers. Through vivid ac-

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Maria Medina wishes to extend her thanks those who help her in her times of need. She would love to thank Melissa, HR at the YMCA of the Rockies as well as Neil, Rafael and Doug at the Y and her work coach, Deb M. Maria loves working at the YMCA and has worked there for six years. She greatly appreciates the assistance of these folks who help make her job great. She would also like to thank Safeway for allowing her to have her book for sale at the service desk. Maria has sold quite a few copies of her book, “The Girl From Brooklyn: My Story of Living with Depression” and hopes that her book has helped those who have read it.

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

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

1861 RAVEN AVE. B3 $369K Full of natural light and comfort. This 2 bedroom condo features an open floor plan, gas fireplace in the living room and a patio off of the master bedroom. 2nd story deck off of main living area looks out onto views of mountains and Lake Estes. Enjoy being close to town and easy access to escape into Mother Nature too. Lots of storage space inside the condo and in the 1 car attached garage. Well established HOA. Come take a look and make an offer!

356 County Rd 107E Allenspark N EW G I L S T IN Judy Anderson

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

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

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Enjoy mountain views along with the site and sound of Fish Creek from this charming 3 bedroom 2 bath home. Bamboo floors flow throughout the main level great room, remodeled kitchen and main floor bath. The added master suite has a vaulted ceiling, walk-in shower, spacious walk-in closet and has sliding glass doors to a second patio. Adding to the character of the home is the wooden stairway leading to the additional two bedrooms upstairs. Stamped concrete patio and walk way to detached shed complete the home. Call Trisha to view 2615 Fish Creek Rd., offered for $499,000.


C Charming cabin w/ panoramic mountain views! O Original 1930s cabin has been nicely updated but sstill holds the original character. 3 bed/2 ba. GR w/ llarge windows & wood stove. Custom kitchen has b beetle kill cabinets & butcher block counters. M Master suite brings you into the sky w/ lots of wind dows & balcony. Covered porch to enjoy the abund dant wildlife & views. Mudroom w/ laundry. Bring yyour horses to this beautiful .64 acres. Finished celllar space serves as workshop/great storage. 1061 Sutton Lane, $397,500. Call Mike

Volunteer With Via Recently, Via expanded their Vital Volunteer driving program to Estes Park, and they are looking for Estes Park residents who are interested in helping seniors and those who are disabled with their transportation needs. As a volunteer, you will help people with mobility challenges to maintain their independence and connections to the community. All they want is a ride. Meet a Vital Volunteer If you had the good fortune of meeting Tamara B., you would immediately notice her warm, welcome smile, positive attitude, and approach to people as well as her uncanny ability to make a personal connection with everyone she meets.

WELCOME TO WONDERVIEW VILLAGE! 3 bed/2.5 bath townhome offers a warm & inviting atmosphere w/ main level living. Cathedral ceilings & F/P in the Great Room. Custom luxury finishes throughout w/ special focus on the kitchen. Private Master Suite has well appointed bath. Walk out lower level w/ private patio, family room, 2 bedrooms & luxury bath. 1 car garage. Enjoy mountain views, walk to downtown & RMNP is just up the road. Use as a primary residence, weekend getaway or investment property. 151 Willowstone Drive $499K Call Mike

Tamara, her husband Gabe, and their two young boys ventured to Colorado after years in California. Soon after moving here, she found herself behind an elderly man at her neighborhood, King Soopers. He had many full grocery bags. The man was carefully navigating through the parking lot area when she realized he didn’t have a car. She offered him a ride as a way to help him. He accepted, and in the course of the conversation, he mentioned Via as his usual way of transportation. Fortunately for Via, Tamara called to inquire about volunteering as a driver. Via’s passengers adore Tamara. Elizabeth S., a frequent Via passenger, com-

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mented, “Tamara is very real. She reminds me of my daughter, and I like that. She’s kind, always present, thoughtful, and she remembers me. It makes it so much easier when that happens.” “I’m always happy when I get her as my driver,” said Elizabeth H., another passenger of Tamara’s. If you enjoy driving and making a difference in someone’s life, give Via a call to learn more about their volunteering opportunities. To sign up for Via’s Vital Volunteer program, please contact Lisa Bitzer, Director of Paratransit & Mobility Services, at 303-4732885 or by email at About Via Founded in 1979, Via is a private, nonprofit organization providing on-demand paratransit services, travel training, and mobility options information and referral for people living with mobility challenges. In 2018, Via served more than 3,200 individuals across five counties in Colorado. For more information, call 303-447-2848 or




1151 Fairway Club Circle #2 T inviting Fairway Club This condo co has all the upgrades from the th leathered silestone counter tops to and character hickory cabinets in the kitchen to the ca tankless hot water heater in the ta hidden storage area and h everything in-between. ev $569,000 Text 889114 to 970-237-4137

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Ranch Meadow Condo 1590 Raven Ave. Unit K.

Olympic Gold Medalist Billy Mills Keynote Speaker For US Trail Running Conference

Desirable end unit with lots of common area outside. 3BR, 2.5BA, Fireplace, Loft, 2 Car Garage. Patio with mountain views. $419,900. Open House Fri. 8/23 and Sun. 8/25 Hours 12:00 - 3:00. Broker co-op. Private showings Fridays - Mondays. 970-669-3479.

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Come and experience Estes Park at its finest with this Marys Lake Condominium. Completely furnished 2-bedroom, 2 bath, in perfect condition, and includes a hot tub. Used for vacation rentals with outstanding rental history with numerous bookings. $410,000

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Active at Altitude, organizers of the US Trail Running Conference has announced that Olympic gold medallist, Billy Mills, is the keynote speaker for the 2019 event. Mills, Oglala Lakota (Sioux), was raised on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, and is the only American to win an Olympic Gold Medal in the 10k meter race (1964 Olympics, Tokyo) and since has dedicated his life to serving Native American communities. Billy Mills will not only be the keynote speaker for the 2019 US Trail Running Conference, he will also be participating during the Conference at the Fox River Mills - Run Strong booth for both trail race directors and trail runners.

The seventh annual US Trail Running Conference is held October 9-12, 2019, at the historic Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado. The theme for the 2019 Conference is: “Diversity and Inclusion, Trail Running for Everyone.” The event is presented by Race Roster, the fastest growing endurance registration website in North America, and is also held in partnership with the American Trail Running Association. The Conference is held in two segments. The first is focused on trail race directors, and is held Wednesday, October 9, to Friday, October 11, while the second segment takes place on Saturday, October 12, and focuses on trail runners. Event Director Terry Chiplin comments: “It is a huge honor to have the opportunity to work with Billy Mills, a

Native American athlete who has inspired so many runners to reach for their athletic dreams. The focus on Native American youth that Mills and Fox River bring will add an important spotlight on how trail running can welcome more Native Americans to the sport. We look forward to hearing his keynote address, and to him bringing welcome inspiration for trail runners from his Native American teachings.” Scott Little, Chief Merchant of Fox River and Co Creator of RunStrong comments: “Our partnership with Billy Mills and Running Strong for American Indian Youth is one of the most exciting projects I’ve worked on in my career. The impact that RSFAIY makes on Native American Communities is vast and we are so grateful that Billy and his organization has agreed to this partnership. Our goal with RunStrong by Fox River is to help create awareness and provide financial support for RSFAIY while at the same time provide runners with very technical performance socks for their training and race days. We are honored to be a part of the US Trail Running Conference. Billy and I can’t wait to share our vision with you about RunStrong and RSFAIY.” Conference registration is open and includes options for race director days and trail runner day. Members of the Estes Park community can benefit from a 20% discount on registrations, using the code 2019EPCOMMUNITY20. See more at For additional details contact Event Director, Terry Chiplin,, or 303-3049159.


5-bedroom home, lower level set up for extended family with a living area, kitchenette, bedroom and bath. Great room, family room, updated kitchen, office. Storage buildings, fenced yard for pets. Serene mountain setting, with mountain views that will take your breath away! $604,900

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about photography, she said, “The constant focus on beauty and wonder has become a spiritual practice for me. spect and gratitude for And I am able to carry the gifts of nature and this focus throughout an ability to pay attenmy travels, in the U.S. tion to and appreciate and internationally.” the large and small in “We live in an amaznature. ingly beautiful, rich en“I’ve only taken one vironment in Colorado three-day class at Yeland in our world,” she lowstone National Park added. “I am inspired to through the Yellowcapture this beauty and stone Institute,” she diversity the best I can and to share my said. “I’ve learned experiences with others through photothrough regular pracgraphs.” tice, especially after retirement to Estes Prior to retirement, Ferguson was Park.” counselor working with high school and Ferguson is one of 19 artists featured at college students for 34 years. She reThe Old Gallery in Allenspark, a nonceived her BA and MA from the Univerprofit center for community, the arts sity of Northern Colorado and her EdS and visitors on Colorado Highway 7. She’s been associated with The Old Gallery for nine years and will be the Artist in Residence on Saturday, August 31 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. “I’ll be discussing photography, and photo book, photo card and photo canvas-making options with interested visitors,” she said. She’ll also be demonstrating photo book making. When asked what she enjoys

Love Of Photography Started With A Brownie Camera When she was going away to Girl Scout camp as a little girl, her parents gave her a Brownie camera. “From that moment I was hooked,” said photographer Lyn E. Ferguson, one of the featured artists at The Old Gallery in Allenspark. The self-taught photographer has observed and photographed natural wonders and wildlife in Africa, Australia, Costa Rica, Peru, the Galápagos Islands, Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico, Canada, National Parks throughout the United States and now Estes Park. Her photography reflects re-

and PhD from the University of Florida. When asked what she likes about The Old Gallery in Allenspark, she said, “I think the talent of artists and diversity of art is pretty exceptional.” The Old Gallery is a nonprofit center for community, the arts and visitors, located at 14863 Hwy. 7 in Allenspark. While it’s only 20 minutes from Estes Park, it’s nothing like it. “This is a small mountain hamlet where visitors and residents alike can slow down and enjoy the peace and beauty of the Rocky Mountains. For a complete list of artists and events at The Old Gallery visit

The Baldpate Inn Presents Its 2019 Summer Enchanted Evenings On Wednesday, August 28th, 2019, at 7 p.m., The Baldpate Inn is pleased to welcome Nina Kunze who will be speaking on Anna Wolfrom Dove and the Wigwam Tea Room. The program will be a slide show and talk about Anna Wolfrom Dove and the Wigwam Tea Room. Anna was the first independent single woman homesteader in the Estes Park area. She filed her homestead claim in 1907, and received title to her land in 1914. That same year, she opened a tea room on the trail between Lily Lake and the YMCA, called the Wigwam. Anna operated the Wigwam for about 17 years, and enjoyed great success, despite the out of the way location. The cabins from her homestead are still standing in what is now Rocky Mountain National Park. Anna went on to open several additional businesses in downtown Estes Park. Learn about this remarkable single woman homesteader, and the history of her legendary tea room from the author of the new book, "Anna Wolfrom Dove and the Wigwam Tea Room." Nina Kunze has long been passionate about the Estes Park area and has worked hard to carve out opportunities over the last 25+ years to spend time there. Having lived in Colorado for most

of her life, she and her husband Scott now split their time between Estes Park and Fort Collins, Colorado. A graduate of Regis University with a BA in Communication, Kunze has written articles that have appeared in the Fort Collins Coloradoan, the Estes Park News, and the Estes Park Trail Gazette. This is her first book-length work. Visit her website at The Summer Enchanted Evenings at the Baldpate Inn, on Highway 7, are held every Wednesday throughout the summer beginning at 7 p.m. There is no charge, and refreshments are provided in the Key Room. The Baldpate Inn would love for you to be able to join them for the talk. If you would like to enjoy a soup and salad buffet for dinner before the presentation, you can call and make reservations at 970-586-KEYS (5397) or call for any other questions about the presentation.

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Allenspark Hosts 11th Annual Run Like The Wind 5K And Celebration The Old Gallery located at 14863 Hwy 7. All proceeds benefit The Old Gallery, which is a nonprofit. At an elevation of 8,504 ft., both the 5K and 2K take place on dirt roads that wind through wildflowers and pine forests, boasting views of high mountain peaks. “Runners come from all over the Front Range and Denver to do this high altitude run,” said The Old Gallery Events and Operations Manager Peggy Mauerman. “It’s a gorgeous course and a great way to enjoy a mountain morning." This is the second year there has been a Dog Jog. “People love to walk and run with their dogs and we wanted to cater to them,” she added. The awards ceremony takes place at There’s a lot going on just 20 minutes from Estes Park on Saturday, August 24.That’s because the small mountain hamlet is hosting a wide array of activities to celebrate the 11th Run Like The Wind 5K, Walk Like The Breeze 2K and Dog Jog, one of the most picturesque high-altitude runs in the state. This year, there will be even more to enjoy including a Dog Show, Pancake breakfast, ice cream social and more. It all starts with race registration at 7:30 a.m. at The Old Gallery. The race begins at 9 a.m. in front of the Allenspark Post Office. The awards ceremony takes place at 10 a.m. All information for runners and walkers and their dogs can be found at All participants will receive a commemorative runner’s cap. Race Day registration is $35. The 2K Walk is $20, regardless of registration timing. Dog Jog entry is an additional $5, which includes a doggie goodie bag from Estes Park Pet Supply Company. All dogs that have been registered for the Dog Jog are automatically entred into the Dog Show. Other dogs can enter the Dog Show for $5 are welcome to participate.

The Allenspark Area Club is sponsoring their Pancake Breakfast between 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Allenspark Fire Station next to The Old Gallery. Adults are $8 and children $5, with proceeds benefitting student scholarships. The Allenspark Fire Department will host a fire extinguisher check and demonstrations from 9 a.m. until noon. The Dog Show is at 10:30 a.m. and the Allenspark Hilltop Guild will be hosting a Cake Walk at The Old Gallery at 11 a.m. In addition, the Allenspark Community Church in downtown Allenspark is hosting an ice cream social from noon until 2 p.m. Ice cream is $1 per scoop. Packet pickup and race day registration for the 5K and 2K begins at 7:30 a.m. at

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how to get a handicap index) • Indexes of higher than 40.4 will use the maximum Course Handicap of 46 • Teams will be flighted • Prizes awarded in each flight • Closest to the Pin, Long Drive and Long Putt contests Lunch: Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ (included) Cost: EP Golf Club member: $40/player Non-member: $70/player Golf cart: $14 Entry deadline: August 31, 2019 Entry forms: Pick up at the 18 hole golf course or email Candy Sulzbach at




Sunday September 22 11:00-1:00 Brad Fitch and Band

11:00-1:00 Wendy Woo Band

Estes Park Women’s Golf Association Ladies’ Fall Invitational Tournament EPWGA is hosting their 2nd annual Fall Invitational golf tournament on Saturday, September 7, 2019 and would like to invite any interested golfers with a GHIN handicap to participate. Forward (Yellow) tee play is available and encouraged for those women with an index over 32. Format: Two Woman Team/ 6-6-6 (6 Holes Scramble, 6 holes alternate shot and 6 holes best net ball) – 8:30 a.m. shotgun start If you need a partner, we will try to pair you with an EPWGA member. • Each Team member must have a 2019 GHIN handicap index (stop by the 18 hole Golf Course Pro Shop to find out

approximately 10 a.m. Awards will be given to the top three overall winners (male and female) and to First and Second place runners in each age category (male and female). This year’s awards are rocks painted by local artists. Nineteen artists will be displaying their works at The Old Gallery from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. that day. “The Old Gallery is home to a wide variety of regional and nationally-acclaimed artists, photographers and jewelry designers,” said Mauerman. “We also have a Rocky Mountain Conservancy Nature Store here. It’s a great center for community, the arts and visitors.” Allenspark is an unspoiled mountain town with gorgeous views and friendly people, just 20 minutes from Estes Park and 25 minutes from Lyons. Visitors can enjoy shopping at Distant Harbors, a popular boutique and gift store. The famed Meadow Mountain Café and Rock Creek Tavern Pizza Parlor are also in Allenspark. For more details about the race, printable registration forms and to register online visit The Old Gallery is located at 14863 Hwy.7, 20 minutes south of Estes Park. For information about The Old Gallery, this event and other activities and concerts, visit

1:30-3:30 Last Men on Earth


1:30-3:30 Cody Bryan Band

4:00-6:00 Amplified Souls

4:00-6:00 The Long Run





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Buy your raffle tickets at Autumn Gold or in advance from any Sunrise Rotary member. An Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary Club Fund Raiser. FOR MORE INFORMATION, GO TO

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Ethel Louise Graham Estes Park resident Ethel Graham died on August 17, 2019 at Good Samaritan Village in Estes Park, CO. She was 102 years old. Ethel Louise Hicklin was born March 4, 1917, in Kansas City, KS. Her parents were Ernest and Ruby (Drennon) Hicklin. Ethel graduated from Wyandotte High School in Kansas City, KS, in 1934. Growing up, she won many singing contests, and sang in a trio for a live weekly radio show. She went to Hollywood at age 18 for an audition with MGM studios, which resulted in a contract offer to sing in production musicals. She turned that down and returned to Kansas City to pursue a relationship with Charles Vincent Graham, whom she married May 23, 1937. Her husband was a minister for the Community of Christ church, with assignments in Kansas City, KS, Philadelphia, PA, Independence, MO, and San Lorenzo, CA. Being a minister’s wife, she taught many women’s Christian seminars, and also directed a women’s chorus. A career outside the church was with Macy’s Department Store where she

worked as a music department buyer. A good memory for her daughters was Ethel dancing the Charleston as they all did the dinner dishes. In addition, Ethel was an accomplished seamstress for the entire family. She retired with her husband back to Independence in 1992. Ethel moved to Estes Park in 2006 to be near family. There, she sang with the MountainAires ladies chorus. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles. She is survived by daughters Janet (James) Kangieser of Morrison, CO, and Mesa, AZ; Jane (Robert) Connell of Orangevale, CA; and June (James) Gamet of Estes Park, CO. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and five greatgreat grandchildren. A gathering will celebrate Ethel’s life at Good Samaritan Village in Estes Park at a later date. Entombment will take place at Mound Grove Cemetery in Independence, MO. Memorial contributions may be made to Outreach International in care of Allnutt, 1302 Graves Ave., Estes Park, CO. See to send a message to Ethel’s family.

Reynold H. Olson On August 19, 1927, Rey Olson, a much loved and only child, was born to Grace and Paul Olson. Rey grew up and attended schools in the Chicago area, leaving high school to volunteer for the Navy just short of the end of WWII. On his honorable discharge from the Navy, Rey went to work for Ford Motor Company and was singled out for business courses at Northwestern University. He worked for Ford for over thirty years in positions ranging from mail clerk (first job) to District Manager. It was while working as District Manager that he met and married Gloria, his first and beloved wife with whom he raised two daughters. Some years after Gloria’s death, Rey moved to Estes Park, Colorado, where he met Louise. They were married in 1985. The 34 blessed years during which they were married demonstrated Rey’s love through immense trust, ready for-

giveness, spontaneous affection, good humor and community service which he gave through Rotary and the Salvation Army. He will be missed by his wife, two daughters, Donna and Lynda, five grandchildren and seven greatgrandchildren. Rey’s gracious manner, warm smile and quick wit will long be remembered by the friends and associates who knew him. A celebration of Rey’s life will take place at the Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church located at 2000 Ptarmigan Trail – off Dry Gulch Road on Wednesday, the 28th of August at 2 p.m. Please send gifts you may wish to make in his memory to Crossroads Ministry of Estes Park or Hospice of Estes Park by mailing checks to Allnutt Estes Park Chapel. Address: 1302 Graves Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517. Thank you so much. See to send a message to Rey’s family

Doris "Perry" Berryhill Doris "Perry" Berryhill, age 97, passed away on August 15, 2019 in her home in Estes Park, Colorado. She was born to William E. and Mary Marvin Perrenoud on October 2, 1921 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where she graduated from Washington High School in 1939. After the Army Technical School was established in Sioux Falls at the outset of World War II, she met her husband-to-be, Jack R. Berryhill of Fort Morgan, Colorado, who was stationed there. When Jack was enrolled in the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1943, Perry followed him to Chicago, where she got a job as a secretary in a law firm. Jack and Perry were married on September 30, 1944 at Calvary Cathedral in Sioux Falls. After Jack was discharged from the Army in 1945, they resided in Fort Morgan where Jack had a lifelong career in the savings and loan association founded by Jack's father, A.C. Berryhill. Upon Jack's retirement in 1992, the couple built a home in Estes Park – the same beautiful home where Perry lived the rest of her life. Jack died in 2011. Perry was an avid and competitive bridge player and received a Life Master Certificate from the American Contract Bridge League in 1995. She was a volunteer at the Estes Park Museum. Before moving from Fort Morgan, Perry was actively involved in the St. Charles the Martyr Episcopal Church and its popular consignment store, The Nearly New Shop. She is survived by her five children: Jack W. Berryhill (Karen) of Black Hawk, Jeanne Achziger of Denver, Lynne Schott (Ken) of Loveland, Michael Berryhill (Lynne) of Estes Park, and James Berry-

hill (Julie) of Niwot; 11 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren (including one expected in September); and one sister, Nancy Keagy (Don) of Apple Valley, California. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Mary Lou Loftesness of Sioux Falls, her brother William M. Perrenoud of Sun City, Arizona, and by a grandson, Garry Scott McLaughlin. Perry maintained strong friendships, and her infectious smile always put people at ease. She always saw the good in people and believed in everyone's potential. Her favorite motto (from the late South Dakota Senator George McGovern) was “rudeness is a cardinal sin.” Even at age 97, she never forgot a child's, grandchild's, or great-grandchild's birthday – and hand-wrote cards and notes personally (no email for her!). She loved her family and was so obviously loved in return. She is gone from this world, but will remain forever in our hearts. According to Perry's wishes, her ashes will be scattered near the mountain cabin in Estes Park that Jack and Perry built in 1957. The family is planning a private ceremony for the occasion. Those wishing to make memorial gifts may consider Perry's favorite charities: the Eben Ezer Lutheran Care Center in Brush, Colorado; The Estes Park Museum; and the Historic Stanley Home Foundation that is in the process of restoring the original house in Estes Park built by F.O. and Flora Stanley. Checks may be sent to Allnutt Funeral Home, 1302 Graves Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517. Please visit to leave a message to the family.

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What’s Happening At The Estes Valley Library BOOKS & AUTHORS Being Awareness Book Club: “When Things Fall Apart” Begins Saturday, September 14, 10:30 a.m. – noon, Wasson Room We can transform, pain, fear and anxiety, says Pema Chödrön, by opening our hearts in ways never imagined. Join this three-part discussion facilitated by MeeMee Lahman, Behavior Health Clinician for SummitStone Health Partners. Discussion continues on October 12 and November 9. Participants must attend all three dates. Register at and pick up a complimentary copy of the book. TECH Tech Express Tuesday, September 10, drop-in 10:30 a.m. - noon, Makerspace Participants are invited to drop in with quick questions about their phones, tablets, laptops, email, or apps. Library staff will try to diagnose the issue, offer an answer, or make a recommendation for follow-up. Registration encouraged but not required. STORYTIMES Preschool Storytimes Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 10:30 a.m., Hondius Room Kids ages 0 to 6 are invited every week to enjoy stories, songs, puppets, and movement activities that encourage early literacy and the love for books. No signup is necessary. Early Childhood Music Workshops Friday, August 23; Thursday and Friday, Sept. 5 & 6, 11 - 11:30 am After storytime, Music Therapist Nancy Bell leads kids ages 0 to 6 through hands-on music activities that nurture cognitive and physical development. No sign-up necessary. Preschool Play Group: Astronaut Training Course

CURRENT AFFAIRS Watch the Democrats Debate Thursday evening, September 12, time t. b.d., Hondius Room This nonpartisan open-house viewing is open to everyone, whatever your political affiliation or leaning. A public service especially for those who may not have TV, or who may enjoy watching in a casual setting. No registration necessary. Televisado en español (en mismo tiempo) en la Sala de Wasson. LIBRARY PARKING Estes Parking App When planning a visit to the library, the Town’s new parking app is available to check on downtown parking options. To access the app, visit LIBRARY MINI-BRANCH The Twig: a Convenient Summer Option It’s smaller than a branch, but big on convenience. “The Twig,” a library minibranch, is located inside the Estes Valley Community Center at 660 Community Drive. Library patrons may search the online catalog to direct holds to this convenient site, where materials can be checked out inside and returned at a drive-up book drop. The Twig is open all the same hours as the Community Center. HOLIDAY & FALL HOURS Library Closed on September 2 The library will be closed all day on Monday, September 2 for Labor Day. Fall hours begin on Tuesday, September 3. Fall library hours are: Mondays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. FRIENDS & FOUNDATION Cliffhanger Used Bookstore: Open Daily

Be “Cool for School” With A Little Help From The Library we give kids a big-city library collection in a small-town setting. Hello everyone! I’m Chase Chauffe Did you know your library card also (pronounced “shawff "), your new Chiloffers you live access to professional tudren’s Librarian at the Estes Valley Litors—ready to help with homework brary. I’m looking forward to developing questions and coach you through those interesting and fun programs together difficult math or writing assignments? with Melanie Kozlowski, and I hope to see you in attendance! Here’s a bit about This amazing online service is called me: I was born here in Colorado but Help Now, from our partners at Brainspent my childhood moving around the fuse. Their online tutors are available country until my family settled outside nine hours every day, from 2 p.m. to 11 of New Orleans, Louisiana. Now I’m p.m. They don’t blurt out answers; inback in Colorado, and hopefully to stay stead, they offer encouragement and for good. coach every student to reason their way There was an annual rite of passage this to correct answers. week for hundreds of local students who Imagine your laptop or tablet screen returned to school after summer break. becoming a ‘virtual chalkboard’ that We wish all those young people a sucboth tutor and student can work on tocessful, fulfilling and happy school year. gether. For writing assignments, stuThe library is here to ease the anxiety dents can submit their work-in-progress and give students the tools they need to to a tutor to get feedback and advice on succeed. areas for improvement. After-school and evening hours make Another awesome resource: the library a comfortable and safe place Cliffhanger Used Books, operated by the to study. There’s the Quiet Room for nonprofit Library Friends & Foundadeep study (whether it’s algebra or writ- tion. All through September, the store is ing a paper) —and there are small study offering a Back-to-School special: free rooms where kids can meet up, study to- books for all students and teachers in gether, and collaborate. the Estes Park School District. Bring The Library’s Patron Services team has your school ID to be eligible for this awesome opportunity. For students, just been working with the School District’s being around books is a big incentive Instructional Technology Coordinator, Anne Dewey, toward the goal of assuring for learning. every kid has a library card. We want We also welcome students to take a students to be able to access the materibreak from homework and have some als they need to succeed. creative fun at our fall library programs. That of course includes the 40,000-plus Look for the full roster in our Fall Programs Guide, available online and arrivitems in our print collection: books, magazines and films. And it includes the ing in print form next week. 600,000-plus items in our digital collecHappy “Back to School” season, everytions—a boon for student research. one. Your library is here to help you be Thanks to the magic of digital content, cool for school! By: Chase Chauffe, Children’s Librarian

Estes Park Women's Golf Association Game Of The Day Results For 8/20/2019 Tuesday, Aug. 20 was a beautiful summer day on the course. Members played together in an ABCD Team Scramble and had great time out on the course! Congratulations to the 1st place team:

Carrie Logan, Kay Nikolaus, FloAnn Jett and Karyn Saucier -71. And, the 2nd place team: Ruth Moser, Cindy Minier and Dot Dorman-72.

Kristi Morley

Wednesday, August 28, 10 - 11 a.m., Estes Valley Community Center Kids ages 0 to 6 and their parents are invited to the Community Center to enjoy an imaginative play station with directional activities. No registration or EVCC pass required.

Cliffhanger Used Books, operated by the Library Friends & Foundation, is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The store is located at 191 W. Riverside Drive. Look for special bargains every Wednesday, when three genre categories are specially priced at $1 plus tax per book. Shoppers who purchase a Library Friends & Foundation annual membership may browse each week’s newest arrivals before the general public (shelves are restocked every Sunday after closing). The next Members’ Preview Sale is Monday, August 26 from 8 to 10 a.m.

Former long time Estes Park resident, Kristi Rau Morley died at Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland August 18, 2019. She was 48 years old. Kristi was born August 25, 1970 in Denver, CO. Her parents are Herman “Fred” Rau and Deborah Smith. Kristi lived most of her life in Estes Park until moving to Loveland two years ago. She is survived by her

parents and children; Ethan Morley of Estes Park and Chelsea Valdez of Fort Collins, CO, a nephew PFC Riley James Rau, aunt Susan Floyd and five grandchildren. A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Sunday August 25, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the American Legion 850 N. St Vrain Ave. Estes Park. See www.allnuttestespark.

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Mountainfilm On Tour Coming to Estes Park

Join world-class athletes, change makers, and visionary artists for a multidimensional celebration of the indomitable spirit of the outdoors Mountainfilm on Tour is coming to Estes Park, Colorado September 20-22, 2019 for its inaugural year. Hosted by Dao House Base Camp, the event will feature a selection of culturally rich, adventure-packed and inspiring documentary films, along with a full array of workshops, music, foodfest, and adventure events for the public. The weekend lineup will include Tibetan Yoga for high altitude sports training, camping, mountain biking, hiking and more, with the main film event occurring on Saturday, September 21st. “We are thrilled to welcome Mountainfilm on Tour to Estes Park for an adven-

class athletes, change makers and visionary artists for a multi-dimensional celebration of indomitable spirit. Mountainfilm, which includes interactive talks, community events, outdoor programming and presentations, aims to inspire audiences and motivate individuals and communities to advance solutions for a livable world. The three-day festival in Estes Park will include a lineup of events and outdoor wilderness experiences to compliment the films’ themes, including Mountain Bike Fundamentals, Avalanche Beacon and Rescue Training, Fly Fishing Casting, and Rock Climbing Fundamentals hosted by Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides. “We appreciate the power of film to capture the essence and spirit of out-

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ture packed weekend to share the spirit of the outdoors with enthusiasts against the stunning backdrop of the Rocky Mountains. It has been our vision to bring this unique festival to the area and we look forward to serving as the base camp for the event this year and in the years to come” said Maria Camille of Dao House. The films, curated from the Mountainfilm festival held every Memorial Day weekend in Telluride, Colorado, showcase nonfiction stories about environmental, cultural, climbing, political and social justice issues that matter. Founded in 1979, Mountainfilm is one of America’s longest-running film festivals. Along with exceptional documentaries, the festival goes beyond the film medium by bringing together world-

Help One Another. To The Editor: I was at the Estes Valley Community Center recently. It is a great place where the kids and adults can have a good time in the water, in the gym, etc. I saw two

door adventure and share it with others from the safety of a movie screen. We look forward to inviting participants to take a step further and experience the transformative power of the outdoors and acquire new skills through one of our on-site activities.” said Joshua Baruch, founder of Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides. For more information, to reserve workshops, and to book rooms or cabins, go to or call 970-586-4094. The calendar of events for Mountainfilm will be updated weekly. Subscribe to the newsletter for more information at: Join us for a Weekend of Wilderness Adventure . . . and Nurture your Nature!

men who were talking and asked them for help, but they just ignored me and I walked out. Let’s always try to help one another, especially when someone is in need. It’s the right thing to do. Thank you. Lee Rehder


Organized by the Northern Colorado Health Network with support from the Naloxone Work Group of the Mental Health and Substance Use Alliance of Larimer County and the NOCO Opioid Prevention Work Group. For more information contact:

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The Ridgeline Hotel and Latitude 105 Alehouse are hiring! We pay weekly, and dorm style housing is available at a first come first serve basis.

Housekeepers Responsible for cleaning and maintaining the guest rooms, public areas, back of house areas such as linen room and laundry areas, according to company policy and procedures at a level that meets or exceeds company standards.

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Tutors work regularly and directly with students in support of their individual goals. They are directly responsible for the relationship EPLP develops and for student achievement. Tutors may conduct one-toone or small group sessions depending on the needs of the students. Qualifications: • Master’s Degree and 2 years of tutoring/teaching experience or Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of tutoring/teaching experience. • Demonstrate knowledge and expertise in the areas in which they seek to support student achievement. • Experience working directly with the age of student they wish to tutor is necessary. • Experience with teaching/tutoring students with Dyslexia and other learning disabilities a plus. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Sue Yowell, Executive Director @ Questions, call 970-577-0020

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

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

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Vacancy Announcement Middle and High School Collaborative Pianist

The District is accepting applications for a middle and high school choral collaborative pianist. The position is 5 hours per day. QUALIFICATIONS: • High school diploma or equivalent required; degree in collaborative piano preferred • At least 18 years of age and eligible to work in the U.S. • Profiency in collaborative piano and sight reading • Ability to accompany all district choirs for classes and performances.

TO APPLY: Interested applicants must apply online with Appli-Track: estesschools/onlineapp/. Only online applications are accepted. Hourly rate is $20.00 per hour. Position open until filled. Estes Park School District R-3 Is An Equal Opportunity Employer

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Looking to earn some extra cash but not regular full time employment? These positions are for “as needed�. NON-CLINICAL POSITIONS Patient Access Representative Environmental Services Technician CERTIFIED NURSING ASSITANTS CNA – Living Center NURSES RN - L&D RN – ED RN – Med Surg RN/LPN – Living Center Case Manager

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Apply online at We’re gearing up for end of summer and the fall season and hiring for the following positions starting at $13.80/hr.: • Checker • Courtesy Clerk • Day-Stocker • Overnight Stocker • Bakery Clerk • Deli Clerk • Produce Clerk • Seafood Clerk • Cake Decorator • Meat Cutter

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

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


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Full details on open positions can be found at The Town of Estes Park is accepting applications for:

Assistant Town Administrator Close Date: Open until filled with first review September 13, 2019 Administrative Assistant Close Date: Open until filled Equipment Operator I/II Close Date: August 30, 2019

Events Maintenance Worker I/II Close Date: Open until filled Journey Lineworker Close Date: August 30, 2019

Parks Maintenance Worker II/III Close Date: Open until filled with first review August 30, 2019 Police Officer Close Date: Open until filled

Housing Possible Murphy's Hotels are looking for Front Desk Team Members Housekeeping and Laundry Staff Full and part time positions available - call Loretta 1-970-480-2955 or apply at 1650 Big Thompon Av.

Rams Horn Village Resort is seeking a seasonal or year round part time employee to assist with lawn mowing, grounds cleanup, and basic maintenance projects. This position can be full time if combined with housekeeping. Great working environment in Estes Park’s only Gold Crown Resort. We are looking for energetic, dependable people who are able to perform physical labor and who have strong customer service skills. Fill out an application at Rams Horn Village Resort, 1565 Colo. Hwy 66. EEOE

Special Events Coordinator Close Date: August 23, 2019

Streets Maintenance Worker Close Date: Open until filled Water Operator I-IV Close Date: August 30, 2019

Volunteer/Committee Board Positions Estes Park Board of Appeals Plumbing Experience Close Date: Open until Filled

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

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

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


Teachers, Police, City, Hospital Employees. Shared Ranch housing on the Historic Overlook Ranch. Fully furnished 4 bedroom 2 bath main lodge on 12 acres. Ready to move in on Sept 1. Minimum 10 month lease Sept - May. No pets please. Each person pays: $1800 ea. for 2 people $1200 ea. for 3 people $900 ea. for 4 people Includes electric & water. You pay for propane only. Come check it out. Call Gisela at 970-218-0054 or Ed at 970-218-0053

Apartments Glen Haven Comfort 1 BD, Year ‘Round. Perfect. 1-303-444-0104

Furnished walkout studio. BR/LR combo, kitchen, full bath. Full size W/D. 1 mile from town. N/S, N/P $975/mo utilities included. 713-854-8901


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

Room/Roommate Small efficiency apartment in home to rent weekly or monthly. Available September 1. Single person only, no pets and no smoking. Fully furnished, Cable TV, downstairs walk-in with natural light. Perfect for someone who comes to work in Estes Park for periods of time. $700 a month or $200 a week. 970-586-5425 Furnished Room. A: $750/mo (couple $850/mo) + 1 car/garage + dep + shared util Close to town, shared lg bath, W/D, Great Views. NO pets/smoking. YEAR AROUND, NOT SEASONAL 970-690-3444 Furnished room in 3/2 cabin on river, on river in town, nice set up for working person, hikers, retired. Month to month only, w.d, incl. util. wifi 970 389 7656

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Painters full and part time positions available. 970-518-4001

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



HOUSEHOLD Furniture Round weathered gray wood drop leaf table. 36” dis, 30” high with 2 high back side chairs. $150. 702.325.0795

FREE FURNITURE, YES FREE! 1 Ethan Allen, Ladder-back Sofa, neutral color (FREE). 1 Montana Furniture (May Co.) Chocolate leather Sofa (FREE). 2 Recliners, 1 leather that matches sofa. 1 cloth that works with EA sofa. And 1 small coffee table. Available Sept 7th. Must be able to pick up and move them yourself. FREE, the best word in the English language. Call 303-502-7273 if interested.

Storage Units $1800/mo + util, 3/2 Cabin, fully furn, FP, W/D, walk town, 6-7 month start Oct 1. Apply through VRBO 806553

Outside Storage Boats, cars, pickups, and trailers. Call 970-586-3224



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Small 1 bedroom duplex. Perfect for 1 person, Non smoker, No pets, Near town. Recently remodel for $700 p/m. Utilities not included. A must see 303.720.1211

Commercial Rentals 880 sq. ft. commercial rental with two offices, large reception area, handicapped bath, individual heating and A/C and front door parking. $880/mo. plus NNN and utilities. Graves Avenue Plaza. Call Peggy at 970-232-5588.

Computer Desk $50 970-586-5122

Cars 1970 Jeep CJ-5 V-6, with 6.5 ft Western snowplow. New tires. $4500.00. Call 970-215-6006.

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

Aspen Wood Cabinet One of artist piece. Originally $6000. Can be seen Saturday at Mountain Fairway Condos garage sale - just south of EP schools. Asking $725. Delivery available. 970-690-3126

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Garage Sales

BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL! Hurry Last One! Adorable Cabin close to schools, hospital & downtown. Non smoking. For Sale By Owner $210,000. Call Shooting Star Enterprises. 970-815-9607


New 2 bd/2.5 ba. Walking distance to town. 1 car gar. Possible 3rd bed/ba. Workforce housing only. Call Seth at The Group 310-7498 $329,900


Ranch Meadow Condo FSBO. Immaculate condition, all original. 3 bedroom, 2.5 baths, 1750 sq.ft 2 car garage. 1535 Raven Circle, Unit D. $389,000. 303.564.4454

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

Sat 9-3pm, Sun 9-noon. Household items, some fabric, books, some furniture and lots of misc. items. 1611 High Drive. Neighborhood Garage Sale Multiple Families Matthew Circle, Sat. Aug 24th, 8:00 - 3:00. Tools, Home Decor, Garden Items & More! Multi-Family Garage Sale 9-3. 1590 Raven Units D&E Great prices - don’t want to do this again! Among other things: glassware, jewelry, furniture, Madame Alexander dolls, quilt patterns & fabrics, misc sewing supplies, garden tools, books, etc. Moving Sale! All Must Go! Furniture, camping, gardening, household & home decor, and misc. Sat, Sun, Monday 9-3. 610 Steamer Dr.

Masonic Lodge Community Yard Sale Saturday, August 31 - 8 A.M. until 12 P.M Setup starts at 7 a.m. 1820 S. St. Vrain Ave For details and to reserve spaces call 577-8585 Lots and lots and lots of cool stuff! Multi-family! Large range, too much to list! Saturday Only, August 24th, 9am - 2pm. See you there! 158 Second Street, Estes Park, 80517. Good Samaritan Society Garage Sale Saturday August 24th 8am-1pm 1901 Ptarmigan Trail No early birds Fri. & Sat. 8-1 Patio Table, Yard Decor, Dressers, Fans, Shelves, Books, Barbies, Stuffed Toys, Jars, Scooter, Flute, Quilting Frames, Keyboard, Crib-sized Cradle, Pet Gear. 515 Far View Ln.



BIG Moving Sale!

Estate Sales

Leather Furniture, Art, Christmas Decor, Collectibles, Pilates Bench, Rowing Machine, Storage Cabinets, Lazy Boy Loveseat, Lamps, China, Silver, and MUCH MORE.

One Day Only. SAT 8/24. 9AM. 1880 Sleepy Hollow Court, Estes Park Aug 24, 9-3. 1590 Raven Ave. Unit D & E. New Free Standing Gas Heater, Linens, New Throws, Holiday Decorations, Antiques, Texaco Collectables, Purses, Guy Stuff Moving Sale 27th, 28th, & 29th. 7-2 Tues, Wed, & Thurs 640 Audubon St. Art, Misc Furniture, lots of decorating and home goods.

ESTATE/GARAGE SALE; Need to have one, but seems overwhelming. We do the work, you make the $. Local, Affordable, References. CALL NOW 970-215-5548 ESTATE SALE Fri & Sat 8am Follow Green & Orng Signs 3011 Fish Creek Rd

Furniture: Oak Table/6 Chairs, Dresser/Mirror, Wicker Rockers, Desk & Hutch, Cedar Chest, Framed Art, Photography by John Cooly, Linens, Dishes, Books, Antiques, Collectibles, Yard Art, Glider, Roku TV, Christmas & Halloween Items, Tools, Drill Press, Garden Tools, Pots, Wood, & More.



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