Estes Park News, September 2, 2022

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Magnificent Pine Marten

Photographer Brad Manard captured a photo of this elusive pine marten. They can be found in coniferous/pine and mixed deciduous forests, especially in the high country. Their fur color can range from yellowish to brown to near black. Photo by Brad Manard

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Street Closures In Effect For Sept. 10 Scottish-Irish Highland Festival Parade; Shuttle Routes Adjusted The annual Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival Parade will travel through downtown Estes Park beginning at approximately 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022. The parade will start on Elkhorn Avenue at Spruce Drive and end at the U.S 34/U.S. 36 intersection. On-street parking spaces/loading zones on Elkhorn Avenue will be closed the night before the parade. At approximately 8:30 a.m., the Estes Park Police Department will close eastbound and westbound traffic on Elkhorn Avenue from Filbey Court to Spruce Drive. At approximately 9 a.m., the remainder of the parade route will close (prohibiting eastbound/westbound traffic) from Spruce Drive to the intersection of U.S. 34/U.S. 36 and from Hwy 7 at U.S 36 to the U.S 34/U.S. 36 intersection. Westbound traffic from U.S 34. will be diverted onto East Wonderview. Southbound traffic from East Wonderview at U.S 34 will be diverted eastbound onto U.S. 34. Northbound Hwy 7. traffic at U.S. 36 will be diverted eastbound onto U.S. 36. Westbound U.S 36 traffic at Hwy. 7 will be diverted southbound onto Hwy. 7. Eastbound Moraine traffic will be diverted southbound to Crags Drive. Northbound Crags Drive traffic will be diverted westbound onto Moraine. Portions of Elkhorn Avenue and U.S. 34/U.S. 36 will reopen to vehicles after the parade passes and pedestrians are clear of the roadway. Law Enforcement

will advise when the route has been reopened. Side streets along the parade route will remain open during the parade, but access to the parade route will

be prohibited until law enforcement reopens the roadway. To avoid the parade route and bypass the downtown area, motorists may use alternate routes including the Moccasin bypass, a portion of Moraine and Riverside, Mall Road, and U.S. 34 and Wonderview Avenue. Due to the parade and related street closures, shuttle service provided by the Town of Estes Park (Estes Transit) will be impacted. Beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, Estes Transit will provide “Scot Fest Express” service starting at the Estes Park Visitor Center (EPVC) to the Scot Fest stop (on the corner of Community Drive and Manford Avenue), to the bus shelter on Manford Road, to the beginning of the parade route (West

Park Center). This service will be a continuous loop until 9:15 a.m. Please look for “Scot Fest Express” signage near the Scot Fest Entrance, at the Visitor Center and on the shuttle vehicles. Additionally, the Estes Transit Red Route (Trolley) will shuttle help shuttle parade attendees from the Estes Park Visitor Center to West Park Center (parade starting point) from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. The Trolley will suspend regular service until the parade has concluded and Elkhorn Avenue has been reopened (approximately 11 a.m.). All other Estes Transit shuttles will begin service at 9 a.m., and all shuttles should be running their regularly-scheduled daily routes by 11 a.m. Please visit for detailed information on Estes Transit impacts. The Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) Hiker Shuttle will maintain normal operations on Saturday, Sept. 10. For more information about the Hiker Shuttle’s schedule or to make a reservation, please visit

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2022 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 individuals in need through Crossroads Ministry. The 2022 ornament features a photo of the majestic Bald Eagle taken in Estes Park. Photo credit to Jimmy Bowser. Ornaments are available for $15 each. Ornaments are available for purchase at the Finance Department of Town Hall, 170 MacGregor Ave. Ornaments are also available for purchase at Peak’s Hallmark in Upper Stanley Village, 459 E Wonderview Ave #4. To order by mail, please send request

and payment (no cash) to: Town of Estes Park Helping Hands Committee at P.O. Box 1200, Estes Park, CO 80517. Please calculate the order total to include shipping costs. Shipping for one ornament is $6, 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. The 2022 ornament may be viewed at

Town Offices Closed In Observance Of Labor Day Town of Estes Park municipal offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 5, in observance of Labor Day. Offices will resume normal operating hours Tuesday, Sept. 6. For more information, please call the Public Information Office at 970-577-3701.

The charge(s) are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. On 8/28/2022 at 5:24 p.m. police stopped a known stolen vehicle in the 500 block of Big Thompson Avenue. The 20 year old male driver from Estes Park was

arrested and charged with First Degree Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft. He was also found to be wanted on two warrants, both for Failure to Appear on a DUI offense. The male was arrested and transported to the 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 21, the Estes Valley Fire Protection District (EVFPD) responded to 17 calls for serv-

ice. This included: • Emergency medical (assist EPH): 5 • Smoke Investigation: 3 • Odor Investigation: 1 • Swiftwater: 1 • Motor Vehicle Crash (MVC): 4 • Alarm Activation: 2 • Assist: 1

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People Are The Heart Of Estes Park As your mayor, I have many responsibilities. I am very serious about fulfilling each and every responsibility. One responsibility involves encouraging people to contribute to betterment of Estes Park. I use various means for fulfilling it. Read on to learn about two such means.

serenity and calm fill my being, I know Connie Schmidt’s “Waiting for Moose” deserves the award from this mayor. The awe-inspiring Plein Air pieces are on display at the Art Center for the next several weeks. I encourage you to stop by and check them out, then let me

Mayor Koenig presents artist Connie Schmidt with the Mayor’s Choice Plein Air Award.

The Estes Park Museum Friends and know which one is your favorite. Foundation annually presents its Pioneer Closing out this report out, I readily Award to a townsperson that has consee that presenting the Pioneer Award to tributed to the history and positive Marty and selecting Connie’s Plein Air legacy of Estes Park. Last Thursday, dur- piece for the Mayor’s Choice award ing the organization’s annual meeting I helped me end the week on an upbeat had the special privilege of presenting the award and reading a mayoral proclamation to this year’s recipient, Marty Yochum Casey. Marty’s contributions are well known. They include service to the museum organization and the sharing of her gifts and talents with the community through her cooking, entrepreneurship, participating in projects, historic preservation efforts, managing the Stanley Hotel Museum and creating of the Historic Home Tours. Further, Marty established Friends Press, which publishes books about the history of Estes Valley and she wrote and illustrated a book of poetry about her walks in Rocky Mountain National Park. The following day I’m at the Art Center of Estes Park. There, manager Lars Sage greets me with a big On August 25th, Wendy Koenig, Mayor of Estes smile, hands me a slip of paper, Park, presented and read this proclamation to Pithen tells me to take as much time oneer Award winner Marty Yochum Casey during as needed to select the piece of art the annual meeting of the Estes Park Museum that will earn the Mayor’s Choice Friends and Foundation. Plein Air Award. I begin by walking from piece to piece. Going clockwise, note. For that I am grateful. It does, I make my way through the gallery, however, take further reflection for me pausing to experience each piece. As I to understand that it’s the heartfelt manmake a second pass through, I appreciate ner through which each woman so grathe variety of scenery and themes that ciously gives of her talents and gifts, not the pieces by the artists from 35 states the awards and proclamations they rehad so skillfully captured. As I start a ceive, that makes Estes Park better. That third pass, my heart takes charge of my I, as your mayor, have a responsibility to mind. I feel a watercolor of Sprague Lake serve in a similar heartfelt manner and pulling me to it. Its colors are so delicate, encourage others to do likewise. And and clouds just the right height for the when I do, I am better, as is our town. time of day the lighting suggests. As

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Get Ready: Estes Next Kicks-Off September 15th The Estes Chamber of Commerce and Visit Estes Park Team-up to support the town’s next generation The Estes Chamber and Visit Estes Park are proud to announce a new initiative designed to support the future growth of Estes Park. The Chamber and Visit Estes Park are teamingup to give locals a behind-the-scenes look at the operations of the town and a front row seat to unique learning opportunity. It’s called Estes Next. Anyone who works in Estes Park is invited to attend the monthly seminars covering topics like workforce housing, entrepreneurship, digital marketing, personal branding, the state of tourism, small business development, and much more. “Our goal is give everyone greater access to local businesses and to support

their personal growth. We have so many young people with entrepreneurial spirits who need access to resources to realize their dreams, and thanks to this partnership with Visit Estes Park, we can help them get there,” said Colleen DePasquale, Estes Chamber Executive Director. “Developing Estes Next is important to Visit Estes Park as a community-first organization committed to our town's success," says Rebecca Domenico-Gelsinger, Deputy Director of Visit Estes Park. "We're very excited to support the Chamber and the next generation of Estes Park." The kick-off event will be held September 15th at VERT CoWorking from 5-7 p.m. Stay tuned for more details by following the Estes Chamber on social media @esteschamberofcommerce on Facebook and Instagram.

Resilience Community Assessment Disasters in Larimer County have supported the need for well-connected and resilient communities. The Larimer County Office of Emergency Management is conducting a community assessment survey. The public input will inform the Office of Emergency Management on community social connectivity, community culture, community leadership, engagement, and trust to ensure programs are designed to positively impact the community. The survey is now open for responses until Oct. 8, 2022. Access the English Survey: Access the Spanish Survey: Las desastres en el Condado de

Larimer han apoyado la necesidad de comunidades bien conectadas y resistentes. La Oficina de Manejo de Emergencias del Condado de Larimer está llevando a cabo una encuesta de evaluación de la comunidad. El aporte del público informará a la Oficina de Administración de Emergencias sobre la conectividad social de la comunidad, la cultura de la comunidad, el liderazgo de la comunidad, el compromiso y la confianza para asegurar que los programas estén diseñados para tener un impacto positivo en la comunidad. La encuesta está abierta a respuestas hasta el 8 de octubre de 2022. Acceda a la encuesta en inglés: Acceda a la encuesta en español:óndeResiliencia

Annual Meadow Closures During Elk Rut Season In Rocky Mountain National Park Beginning on September 1, park officials will put annual closures in place for travel on foot or horse off established roadways or designated trails from 5 p.m. to 10 a.m. In 2020, the closure time extended to 10 a.m. from 7 a.m. due to a significant increase in visitors approaching elk when the morning meadow closures lifted. These closures last through October 31 and are effective in Horseshoe Park, Upper Beaver Meadows, Moraine Park, Harbison Meadow and Holzwarth Meadow in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Fishing in the Fall River, Thompson River or Colorado River within the posted areas remain the same as previous years and are closed from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. The purpose of the closures is to prevent disturbance and harassment of elk during their fall mating period and to enhance visitor elk viewing opportunities. As always, elk calling and the use of spotlights or vehicle headlights for spotting wildlife is prohibited in Rocky Mountain National Park.


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

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Just some of the weeds and some of the crew halfway into the drop-off last Saturday.

Last Monitored Weed Drop-Off September 17 Please read, heed, and weed responsibly! The Estes Land Stewardship Association (ELSA) has been serving the Estes Valley for over 15 years in promoting good land stewardship, weed identification and education, and free educational materials including the most popular Twenty ObNoxious Weeds in the Estes Valley Identification and Management Guide. Now is the time to remove mature noxious weeds that contain seeds that will be next year’s – and many more years – weeds. The next Monitored Weed Drop-off will be held Saturday, September 17 from 9:00 a.m. to noon located north of the Waste Management transfer station at 666 Elm Road. No early birds or illegal drop-offs; the gate will be closed until the 9:00 a.m. start. Do not block the driveway entrance shared with recycling. The line will form up-the-hill/north of the entrance on the east-side of Elm Road. Estes Land Stewardship Association (ELSA) volunteers will be on hand to answer weed questions at-a-distance and direct traffic flow. You will unload your paper yard bags into the dumpster or truck. We have limited dumpster capacity, so a maximum ten paper yard bag limit will be imposed – no plastic bags. When we are at full capacity, the drop-off will end. Noxious weeds only, not native plants! No slash, pine needles, pine cones, trash, yard waste or dirt! Please remove/shake off dirt from plant roots. Excessive weight of wet weeds and dirt is a safety hazard for our volunteers. Bag flowers and seed heads rather than entire plants. Read our weekly Estes Valley’s Weed Alert articles (published April through September in EP News) to help identify invasive plants and manage seed producing plant parts for disposal. Unauthorized drop-offs at this location

(w/video surveillance) are considered theft of services. No bags of non-noxious weed materials or general yard waste will be accepted at this event. Paper yard bags are available for purchase at local hardware stores. If you want ELSA to continue to sponsor these events, please adhere to the guidelines. Owning property in the Estes Valley can be challenging and different! Bagging mature weeds this time of year is not ideal weed management and not how you want to spend your time. Be proactive – learn your native plants and manage the invasive plants in a timely manner with a weed management specialist if you don’t have the time, energy or expertise to manage your property. A list of weed management specialists who can help is available at Also refer to the information and Helpful Documents at These events are being made possible with the support from Estes Land Stewardship Association, Town of Estes Park, Larimer County, and donations. Depending on participant adherence to regulations and funding sources, Monitored Weed Drop-offs will be held in 2023. Free Twenty Ob-Noxious Weeds in the Estes Valley Identification and Management Guide weed booklets are available yearround at the Estes Valley Library, Ace Hardware, True Value, and Town Hall Public Works and Police offices. Electronic versions are posted on the Town of Estes Park website: ELSA meets the first Thursday of the month (February, March, April & November) at 9:30 a.m. in the George Hix Room at US Bank. For more information about ELSA contact: Thanks for being good stewards of your property and surrounding areas!

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OPEN ART STUDIO by appointment only

Contact James Biggers 970-231-4125 Cathy Goodale 970-227-8577

September Historic Downtown Walking Tours Discover the past on a walking tour of downtown Estes Park with the Estes Park Museum. During the tour, participants will be guided by trained docents to explore historical photographs from the Museum's collection to aid in comparing the past to the present. In 1905, Cornelius Bond and the Estes Park Town Company hired Abner Sprague to plat the downtown district. Within weeks, lots along Elkhorn Avenue were taken up and new businesses were established. Over the course of a decade, the basic footprint of the town we know today was established by many

of the buildings that started out as hotels, schools, private homes, and businesses. Offered every Thursday morning throughout September, tours meet at 10:00 a.m. at the northeast corner of Bond Park (next to the bronze Enos Mills sculpture at MacGregor and Park Avenues). The tour group will walk west through town, and return to the same site by 11:30 a.m., and travel a distance of 0.7 miles; good walking shoes are encouraged. For information regarding parking, please visit:


History Hike Tours On Tuesday, September 6 at 9:00 a.m. join Estes Park Museum docents on a hike while they tell the tales of the historic Birch Ruins and Cabin at the Centennial Open Space at Knoll-Willows. This program is free and open to the public and is illustrated with historic photographs. Good walking shoes and a water bottle are recommended for the mile long hike, which includes hills along a gravel path. The tour will begin near the northeast corner of Bond Park (next to the bronze Enos Mills sculpture at MacGregor and Park Avenues). No reservations are required. For information regarding parking, please visit: This one-hour tour will explore the history of the site, including the story of Denver Post editor and promoter, Albert

‘Al’ Birch, who spent his summers in Estes Park. In 1907, his bungalow caught fire leaving only the stone ruins. After the fire, Birch built a small cabin lower on the knoll. Additionally, docents will discuss the growth and development of Estes Park, the landscape and nature of the area and its breathtaking mountain views, and F.O Stanley and his famous hotel. This tour allows you to enter and explore the interior of the Birch Cabin, typically not open to visitors. Today, the Estes Park Museum maintains the cabin and ruins in collaboration with the Town of Estes Park and the Estes Valley Land Trust. The site is listed on the Colorado State Register of Historic Properties.

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9/11 Memorial Stair Climb And 5K Event In Estes Park Respect. Reflect. With Every Step From the Estes Valley Fire District We are excited to announce that we will be hosting our first 9/11 Memorial 5k and stair climb this year! The event will be on September 11th and will honor those who lost their lives 21 years ago. The event is open to all, with details and registration here: Events like this help us to honor those who came before and were willing to sacrifice for the good of their communities. It's also an opportunity to recognize all those who flinch forward every day to serve. More details will continue to be posted to the website. Thanks to all those who have supported so far, including the Town of Estes Park, Estes Valley Recreation and Park District, Flinch Forward, American Legion Post 119, Visit Estes Park, Bank of Colorado and the Estes Park Running Club. Proceeds from this event will support the National Fallen Fire-

fighter Foundation. Schedule for the 2022 Estes Park 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb & 5K Walk Sunday, September 11, 2022 Estes Park Visitor Center 500 Big Thompson Avenue Estes Park, CO Stair Climb Schedule Onsite Registration: 7:00 a.m. Opening Ceremony: 8:00 a.m. Climb Start: 8:46 a.m. Climb End: 11:00 a.m. 5K Walk Schedule Onsite Registration: 5:30 a.m. 5K Start: 6:40 a.m. This event is open to the community Important information: Registration is $35 Online registration will close Sept. 4th Early packet pick up starting Sept. 1 Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Estes Valley Fire Station 901 N. Saint Vrain Avenue Estes Park, CO..

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These days much of our banking can be conducted from our computers and even our phones, but online banking is not always the transaction mode of choice. Some people prefer the face-to-face interaction, the pen-to-paper signature, and they like to take a piece of candy from the bowl on the counter while they’re in the (usually luxurious) bank lobby. Sometimes the only way to conduct our business is to be there in person. For example, we can only have access to our safe deposit box if we are in the actual bank building (so far, anyway). Or we need a notary, we want to exchange currency, or we want to cash in some coins—these are all transactions that are best handled in person. Other bank clientele may opt for the drivethru, which is kind of a hybrid between in-person and online. We do our banking at the physical bank building but we interact with the teller on a screen. Making a cash deposit, a cash withdrawal, and acquiring a cashier’s check—these are matters that can take place without getting out of your airconditioned car. It’s lazy banking—and not very environmentally friendly—unless drivers turn off their cars while sitting at the drive-up window. Me? I go to the bank for one reason and one reason only: to get our dog Chance a treat. I will make up all sorts of reason to go—which are truly imaginary excuses—just to give our little man the thrill of a ride and a treat. It doesn’t get any better than that, Chance tells us. Each day, twice a day, when we ask Chance if he’s ready to go for a walk, he says yes in dog dialect. He gets up from wherever he has been lounging, curls his long-haired tail into a perfect arch and wiggles it so it looks like a cheerleader’s pompom, goes to the front door and then waits. We have to put our shoes on, visit the loo, get a drink of water, find our sunglasses and hats, and finally we’re ready to snap on his collar and leash and head out the door. After nearly two years of this, Chance has learned to curb his excitement until he sees that we’re serious about taking a walk. No sense hurrying up just to wait. His patience has been tried much too often.

If we say, “Ride” instead, it’s a whole other tail/tale. Then our fun-loving, adventure-seeking pup goes crazy with glee. His tail does the helicopter dance, he literally squeals with joy, and he hops around like a kangaroo. “Ride! Ride!” we can tell he’s thinking. “I get to go for a Ride!” So we take him for a ride. To the drivethru window at the bank. He knows the routine: when we stop at the window he charms the teller with his Lassie pose (back feet in the passenger seat, front paws on the console, head held high, nose pointed directly at the teller). Somehow he knows to looks straight at

the camera with those big, brown doeeyes. Several tellers have become familiar with him and will comment about his visit while they drop a bone-shaped treat into the carrier and send it to us via the pneumatic tube. He watches intently, takes the treat with utter grace, and then chomps away as if it were his last meal. Chance is adorable. This opinion was made fact the other day when we were walking him in the neighborhood park. Two bicycle-patrol police officers pedaled by on their bikes. One of them turned on his flashing red and blue lights and as he passed us he said, “It’s illegal to be that cute.” Although I have nothing to do with Chance’s good looks, I still beamed with pride. There’s a reason our vet (who happens to be Joe’s sister) says Chance thinks he’s the “cock of the walk.” I’m afraid we don’t deter him from believing it. Daily I tell him he’s precious. Cute. Handsome. Silly. And loved. He’s banking on it. You may let The Thunker know what you think at her e-mail address, © 2022 Sarah Donohoe

Milner Pass Parking Area Will Be Closed To All Users Beginning Wednesday, September 7 For Construction Of A New Vault Toilet Facility The Milner Pass Parking Area and trailhead will be closed to all users beginning on Wednesday, September 7, for the construction of a new vault toilet facility. This project is anticipated to be completed by mid-October, as weather and conditions permit. Located 4.3 miles west of Alpine Visitor Center along Trail Ridge Road near Poudre Lake, the Milner Pass Parking Area, as well as all access trails from this

parking area, will be closed for visitor safety while this area is under construction. All visitors planning to hike on the Ute Trail and other connector trails in the area should plan to access these trails from the Alpine Visitor Center. For more information on Rocky Mountain National Park, please call the park’s Information Office at (970) 5861206 or visit our website at

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Catching a ride on the Town’s downtown trolley is about to be an even more rewarding experience! Beginning this week, locals and visitors of all ages who catch a ride on the Red Route (downtown trolley) can request a free, commemorative pin from the trolley driver. The pin – which features a whimsical illustration of a trolley filled with some of the wildlife that can be seen in and around Estes Park – will be available through the remainder of the trolley season, which ends Sunday, Oct. 16. “The idea to offer the pins grew out of discussions with downtown business owners and community stakeholders about fun ways to encourage those visiting down-

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town to ‘park once’ and catch a ride on the free, electric trolley,” said Manager Vanessa Solesbee, with the Town’s Public Works Department. “The pins were designed to reflect the welcoming and nostalgic feel of our downtown and to celebrate some of the wildlife that makes visiting our Town so unique.” Riders can catch the downtown trolley at any stop along the Red Route and request a pin. Pins are limited to one per person and are available while supplies last. Red Route service begins at 9a.m. daily at the Estes Park Visitor Center and then travels west into downtown with nine stops along Elkhorn Avenue. Westbound stops include Bond Park/Town Hall, The Ore Cart Rock Shop, Tregent Park, West Park Center, and west of Maxwell Inn. Eastbound stops include Mrs. Walsh’s Garden, The Grubsteak Restaurant, and Moosely T’s, with a final stop at Thirty Below Leather before returning to the Estes Park Visitor Center. The final trolley leaves the Visitor Center each evening at 8:30 p.m., with service concluding at 9:00 p.m. Served by the Town’s electric trolley, the Red Route runs daily (Monday through Sunday) through Oct. 16. A complete guide to Estes Transit’s 2022 summer service – available in both English and Spanish – can be found at Questions about the trolley pin program can be directed to Vanessa Solesbee, Mobility Services Manager, at or 970-5773957.

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Announcing Table Settings “101” Everyone seeking information and guidance for the Estes Park Museum Friends’ annual table setting competition this November is cordially invited to one of the two information sessions. The first will be held Sunday afternoon, Sept. 11 from 1-3 p.m. at the Museum, the second on Tuesday, Sept. 13, from 5:307:00 p.m., in the Hondius Room at the Estes Valley Public library. Come and participate with resident experts, Nancy Thomas and Andy Smith, in the 2022 Tablesetting 101 presentations. Nancy and Marty Casey were the originators of this exciting event in 2016. Andy Smith has been a first-place awards winner at every event. In 2021 Andy was the first and second place winner in the informal competitive division, and she also took home the distinguished Julie Farnham Memorial Award. The location of this year’s competition will be The Dunraven at The Estes Park

Resort, on November 19th and 20th. The theme is Celebrations, Then and Now! As in years past, the “101” sessions will address any and all questions regarding rules and policies for tablesetting categories [competitive/noncompetitive; formal/informal/freestyle], explain the judging process, and discuss the new evaluation rubrics. The program will also feature an interactive “hands-on” opportunity for attendees to brainstorm alternative design ideas using sample table linens, dishes, and silverware. Attendees will have an opportunity to register for the November competition at the “101” sessions, and handouts will be provided. Registration forms are also available online at: Questions? Email: See you there!

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Making a difference and going beyond what is expected is a way of life to those who live here in Estes Valley. These traits are apparent whenever trials hit our small town and the members within it. Our friends and neighbors show up to lend a hand with support in times of need. This spirit of giving and going the extra mile is a basic tenant of the REALTOR® community. Estes Valley Board of REALTORS® (EVBOR) and our Affiliate Business Partners (Affiliates) have pledged their commitment to honesty, integrity, professionalism, and community service. The EVBOR and Affiliates, partnered with many local businesses, work together to put on three major fundraising events each year. The benefits support local High School College Scholarships (two $1,500.00 scholarships given each year), Estes Valley Housing Assistance, rental assistance, and other local housing needs through Crossroads Ministry. This year we organized special assistance to our neighbors in the Retreat to help with flood mitigation. Our membership’s volunteer commitment becomes more powerful when coupled with the other community organizations that share our vision for a better Estes Valley. Our members collectively volunteer nearly 5000 hours a year with the following organizations. EVBOR members are honored to represent these organizations that give aid and support within our community. Thank you for what you do. We are all better and reap the benefits because of what you give. Thank you to Junior Achievement, Ro-

tary International- Morning and Afternoon Clubs, Estes Valley Recreational Basketball, Estes Park Non-Profit Resource Center, Habitat for Humanity, Estes Valley Fire Department, Glen Haven Fire Department, Estes Valley Land Trust, Crossroads Ministry, Estes Park Quota Club, Estes Park Pet Association, Estes Park Housing Authority, Gideons International, Stanley Home Museum, Labor Day Weekend Arts & Crafts Festival, Bright Christmas, Flat Irons Community Church-Estes Park, Rocky Mountain Evangelical Church, Project Wildfire, State of Colorado, Estes Park Senior Citizens Center, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Estes Park Newcomers, Estes Valley Chamber of Commerce, Christian Church of Estes Park, Economic Development Corp., Estes Park Education Foundation, Estes Park Health Foundation, Estes Park Learning Place, Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation,Western Heritage Foundation, Estes Valley Crisis Advocates, Estes Valley Library Friends & Foundation, Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership, Estes Valley Watershed Coalition, EVICS Family Resource Center, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Rocky Mountain Conservancy, Plant a Book, Grow a Child, YMCA of the Rockies and American Legion Post 119. Everyone who lives here in Estes Valley knows how special it is, but it is because of you! Those who give! Your expertise, resources, commitment, and most importantly your time. It is those that get involved that make the difference. Thank you!

Adult Chess Club Meets On Thursday Afternoons Our adult chess club meeting takes place every Thursday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. at the Estes Park Community Center. We have doubled in size and now have several competitive games for players at all levels, each week. And of course we aren’t just folks who wear tape on their glasses and stare at a game board – we even play golf and hike and play pickleball too! We like to keep it free and

easy…yes, free as in no membership requirements or dues, just adult fun. To attend you will of course need to meet the requirements for the facility (some of us have “Silver Sneakers” accounts with our Medicare or whatever so we don’t pay annual fees), and the people at the front desk are quite helpful. Please join us and bring your quests and questions. We can be contacted by phone (John Gintert @ 720-217-6677 or Michael Sisk @ 970-277-5232), or feel free to just drop in on Thursday afternoons at 3:30 p.m. You will be welcomed!

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When Should I Take My Hummingbird Feeders Down? supplement to their diet. Hummingbirds get their protein from insects. The Rufous Hummingbirds began arriving in July. When we see them, the birds are already migrating south. These hummingbirds have a circular migration. They winter in Mexico and move up the west coast to nest from Northern California to Southeastern Alaska. After they finish nesting they move east and migrate through Colorado and other western states to make their way to Mexico to winter. The tiny Calliope Hummingbird makes a similar migration. Like the Rufous Hummingbirds, the Calliopes begin arriving in July as they have finished nesting and are migrating south. Both species spend a few weeks in the area, fattening up, prior to continuing their southern migration. After mid-August it is best to empty and refill you hummingbird feeders every two-three days, as the sugar water

tends to get rancid. Once the sugar water goes bad, the hummingbirds will not return to your feeders. Hummingbirds remember every feeder they go to each day; this is why it is good to keep them up until mid-October. Once migration begins, adult male hummingbirds migrate first; followed by adult females, and then the young birds begin leaving. Evidently, adult hummingbirds do not teach the young birds when to migrate, or where to migrate to. Migration appears to be innate in hummingbirds as it is with most species. We have had hummingbirds remain in Colorado until November. One year, a Broad-billed Hummingbird was found in Colorado in November. These hummingbirds are normally found from Southeastern Arizona to Southern Louisiana. So keep your eyes and ears open, especially if we have a mild winter, as you may find a rare hummingbird at your feeder.

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Many of us love feeding the hummingbirds, but when should we take you feeders down? Also, will keeping feeders up stop hummingbirds from migrating? The answer to the first question is; we recommend taking you feeders down either on or about October 15th, or two

weeks after you see your last hummingbird. The answer to the second question is, No! Keeping you feeders up will not stop hummingbirds from migrating, but it will give any late hummingbirds a shot of energy to migrate. The sugar water that we feed hummingbirds is simply a

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Fine Arts And Crafts Fair Comes To Estes For Its 47th Year! Come enjoy the only juried arts and crafts fair in Estes! This fun and unique shopping experience showcases world class artists from Colorado and neighboring Western states. Shoppers will discover hand woven garments, paintings, jewelry, metalwork, photography, sculp-


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Everyone is welcome! Pastor Allen has raised the dead

Allen Shook Pastor, In 1986 he founded Faith Christian Fellowship of Fort Worth Texas. His Son Jesse Shook now pastors the church. (Ovation Church). He Pastored Heritage of Faith Church under Dr. Jerry Savelle and was an instructor at the Heritage of Faith Bible School. Pastor Allen has traveled to Indonesia, Nigeria, Kenya, Mexico, and Albania doing missions and establishing churches. Pastor Allen Loves his walk with Jesus and wants to share Him with the World. He and his wife Denise now live in Itasca, Texas.

ture, pottery, and more. The festival will take place September 17th and 18th in Bond Park; Saturday from 9:00 to 6:00 and Sunday from 9:00 to 4:00. Admission is free. Visit for more information.

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Salud Family Health-September Is National Cholesterol Education Month

September is National Cholesterol Education Month. This is a great time to get your cholesterol checked and take steps to lower it if it is high. High cholesterol can be controlled through lifestyle changes and/or through medications. High cholesterol usually does not have any symptoms; so many people do not know that their cholesterol levels are too high. Your health provider can do a simple blood test to check your cholesterol. High cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States. Children, young adults, and older Americans can have high cholesterol. More than 90 million American adults (20 years or older) have total cholesterol

levels at or above 200 mg/dl, which is above healthy levels. More than 7% of U. S. children and adolescents ages 6 to 19 have high total cholesterol. The Salud Estes Park clinic, located at 1950 Redtail Hawk Drive, is accepting new patients. For more information, please visit To schedule an appointment, call (970) 586-9230. At Salud Family Health, we provide quality, affordable primary health care services to keep you and your family healthy. We serve all members of the community regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. Salud accepts Medicaid, Medicare, CHP+, and most private insurance plans.

Salud Familiar-Septiembre es el Mes Nacional de Educación sobre el Colesterol Septiembre es el Mes Nacional de Educación sobre el Colesterol. Este es un buen momento para controlar su colesterol y tomar medidas para reducirlo si es alto. El colesterol alto se puede controlar mediante cambios en el estilo de vida y/o mediante medicamentos. El colesterol alto por lo general no presenta ningún síntoma; muchas personas no saben que sus niveles de colesterol son demasiado altos. Su proveedor de salud puede hacer un simple análisis de sangre para controlar su colesterol. El colesterol alto es un factor de riesgo importante para la enfermedad cardíaca, la principal causa de muerte en los Estados Unidos. Los niños, los adultos jóvenes y los estadounidenses mayores pueden tener el colesterol alto. Más de 90 millones de adultos estadounidenses (20 años o más)

tienen niveles de colesterol total de 200 mg/dl o más, que está por encima de los niveles saludables. Más del 7% de los niños y adolescentes estadounidenses de 6 a 19 años tienen colesterol total alto. La clínica de Salud Estes Park, ubicada en 1950 Redtail Hawk Drive, está aceptando nuevos pacientes. Para obtener más información, visite Para programar una cita, llame al (970) 586-9230. En Salud Family Health, brindamos servicios de atención primaria de salud asequibles y de calidad para que usted y su familia, se mantengan saludables. Servimos a todos los miembros de la comunidad independientemente del estado del seguro o la capacidad de pago. Salud acepta Medicaid, Medicare, CHP+ y la mayoría de los planes de seguro privados.

Larimer County Office On Aging Presentation

The Larimer County Office on Aging will be hosting Community Conversations across Larimer County to gather feedback and suggestions on how to make Larimer County a great place to grow up and grow old. One of these events will be hosted by the Estes Park Senior Citizen Center located at 1760 Olympian Lane on Monday September 19th from 12-1 p.m. Come join us to discuss questions on how your community can support you as you age and more. Thoughts shared will be utilized in the development of the Office on Aging four-year area plan. Please use this link

to register: Registration is required due to limited space at each meeting. Please consider pre-purchasing lunch for the presentation at EPSCC. Meals are available to eat-in or take home. The cost of a meal is $7 for EPSCC members or $10 for non-members. Please order your meal before 1:00 p.m. on Friday, Sept 16th. For more information about the Estes Park Senior Citizens Center or to order a meal for the presentation, please call the Coordinator, Tonya Martin at 970-599-4671. Purchasing lunch is not a requirement for attending this free presentation. Please join us so that your voice can be heard!

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Area Vendors Sought Now For Regional Arts And Crafts Festival In Estes Park

Vendors from as far away as Cheyenne, Wyo. and Colorado Springs come to Estes Park every fall for the eclectic Treasure Tables Arts and Crafts Sale and Festival, sponsored by a nonprofit philanthropic educational organization. “We have moved to a new bigger location and are opening up the sale to more vendors, ” said Nancy Hills, event organizer. “We are looking for vendors from Estes Park, Berthoud, Longmont, Boulder and throughout the Front Range. ” The regional event takes place this year on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It features free parking, free admission, several food trucks, a bake sale and more than 45 vendors welcoming the public at the Fairgrounds, 1125 Rooftop Way, Estes Park. The event will be indoors at the main event center. Last year more than 600 people attended, even though masks were required.

"This year even more people are expected," said Hills. "It's a wonderful day to come up to the mountains to buy treasures, enjoy the colorful aspen, and listen to the elk bugle." Inside the Event Center, myriad items will be for sale from fresh flowers, glassware, fanciful soaps, lotions and essential oils, keepsakes or ornaments, art work, candles, stained glass art, books, pottery, household and food products. If you are trying to get ahead of holiday shopping, this is the place to be! And if you are a craftsperson, show off your work at this festival. "We are looking for vendors of every type," added Hills. "Please contact me at if you are interested in being a vendor." Treasure Tables is sponsored by a local chapter of a nationwide nonprofit philanthropic educational organization, P.E. O. Chapter IY, with all IY proceeds going to benefit women in furthering their college education. "It's a win-win situation," added Hills. "So if you are a vendor looking for a prime location, send me an email to reserve your spot and I'll see you in October. If you are a shopper getting ready for the holidays, you will find bargains and treasures here."

Estes Park Community Theatre Auditions The Fine Arts Guild of the Rockies is excited to announce a call for actors to join the upcoming play, The Monkey’s Paw. This adaptation of W.W. Jacob’s classic horror short story will take place at the Historic Park Theatre at the end of October, just in time for Halloween. After receiving a mummified monkey’s paw which promises to grant three wishes, the White family becomes plagued with death

and misery. Read and enjoyed since its publication in 1911, this cautionary tale still gives audiences goosebumps as it warns to be careful what you wish for. Three males and two females are needed for the play. The auditions will consist of a cold reading from the script. No prep is necessary. Auditions will be held September 11th from 2-5 p.m., and September 12th from 6-8 p.m. at the Art Center of Estes. Performances are October 21st, 28th, and 30th at 7 p.m., and October 22nd at 4 p.m.

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Tia And Ezra Need A New Loving And Forever Home

Estes Valley Model Railroaders Meet September 7 At The Library Model Railroad Show. We also will be sharing member projects and ideas. All interested folks are welcome to attend one of our meetings just to see what we are about. We have variety of interests in the membership from operating trains, to modeling buildings and scenery, to history and train travel. Our The Estes Valley Model Railroaders will members like to share their expertise or budding expertise with others so if you be meeting Wednesday, September 7 at are thinking about knowing more or 6:00 in the Hondius Room at the Estes need help with a project, come join us. Valley Library. For more information or to be put on Our meeting this month will be putting our email list for future events, email the finishing touches on our upcoming Rails in the Rockies 25th Anniversary

Happy 15th Birthday Grace Aldridge! Ezra and Tia are three year old siblings that are very loving, sweet, calm and friendly. They are kennel trained and complete angels in the car and for the vet. Ezra is the more chocolate one and he weighs about 78 pounds and Tia, the orange one, weighs about 68 pounds. They get along with other dogs and hardly ever bark. They seem to be really happy together so we are hoping someone would be interested in adopting both.

Can You Help A Resident In Need? To The Editor: Being long-time (43 years last June) residents of Estes Park, we know we are very lucky to be in such a caring community. Several months ago my physician prescribed for me to receive home care services which at this point in time I receive once a week. Not only does my care representative help me but also others in the community. She has a long-time live-in friend who is quite disabled and requires care several hours daily. Recently my helper’s landlord gave her notice they must vacate their current apartment by November 1st. My caregiver qualifies for Low Income Housing and needs help in finding a place that meets her needs and ability to pay. Specific needs: ground floor - no more than two (2) steps to get into living quarters; one or two bedrooms; shower with tub if possible and no carpet. Electric heat and windows for air circulation are important, if possible. A garage apartment would work well. And a plus, my friend enjoys doing a little yard work. From past experience I know Estes Park is a very concerned giving community for those who need help in different ways. I hope and pray someone will come forth with help for this special care-giver. Should you know of a possibility, please call 720-839-8751. Thank you so very much for your help. Pat Newsom

Estes Park Pet Association is trying to help find someone for these sweet dogs. Please call (970) 286-1652 if you’d like to meet them. All pets are offered through the Pet Association of Estes Park, a non-profit organization that is your local humane society. You can make a tax-deductible donation to the Pet Association by sending your check to P.O. Box 4342, Estes Park, CO 80517.

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Estes Park Genealogical Society September Program The Estes Park Genealogical Society will meet Thursday, September 8, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. in the Hondius Room of the Estes Valley Public Library. Professional genealogist, Harry Ross, presents the program “The Kilted Triangle: Ancestry, FamilySearch and ScotlandsPeople.” This presentation will show how these three popular websites can work together to help you build your Scottish Family Tree. As a lead into the upcoming Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highlands Festival, clan members and anyone with Scottish ancestry are especially welcome to attend Harry’s program.

Harry Ross has been researching his family history since a 1990 visit to Scotland. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from the Ohio State University and retired as a Theatre Manager of the Regal Entertainment Group, one of the largest Motion Picture Theatre companies in the United States. He has researched ancestors in the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Netherlands and Germany and how some of them immigrated to the US. He is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Genealogical Speakers Guild, the National Genealogical Society, the Longmont Genealogical Society, the International Society of British Genealogy and Family History, the Aberdeen and Northeast Scotland Family History Society. He is Past President of the Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies and of the Longmont Genealogical Society. Come to the next EPGS meeting to learn more about ways to discover your Scottish ancestors! The EPGS meets the second Thursday of every month from January through November in the library, offering a wide variety of programs and workshops. More information about the Society, including how to become a member, can be found on its website All who are interested in genealogy and family history research are welcome to attend these free public programs.

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Knowledge, experience, skills to assist and educate individuals with and about wildlife encounters/situations. Specialty is elk, deer, bears, mountain lions. Part of Rocky Mtn. Cat Conservancy Research. If you see a kill site, call asap, or if you want more information or help with a wildlife situation, call Jayne the “Bear Lady” at 970-685-8756.

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Fun At Gymkhana 2022

The Estes Park Equestrian Club (EPEC) held its 15th Annual Gymkhana at the Fairgrounds at Stanley Park on Saturday, August 13th. A group of hearty riders joined in the classes and games this year. The Gymkhana attracted participants mostly from Estes Park. Sherlyn and Dean Garroutte judged the equitation classes and timed events as well as skill events while Kim Lankford, in an adjacent arena, judged and assisted participants through a challenging trail course. Ribbons were awarded to the winners of each individual event. Additionally, prizes were given to the overall winners of the day in four age categories. Gymkhana usually refers to equestrian games and is designed to test the teamwork and strength of the relationship between horse and rider to perform

challenging, coordinated tasks, often at speed, such as barrel racing and pole bending. The trail course is designed to present horse and rider with obstacles they might find on any of the trails in our area as well as some surprise elements they might never have seen. In both the equestrian classes and the trail course, participants not only compete, but they learn how to improve their skills for future classes and for training their horses to negotiate unanticipated obstacles they might encounter on any outing. The overall winner and Trail Class winner this year was Sue Fereday of Estes Park riding Luna. In each age group trophies were awarded to Camille Arlin (0-7), Shaylee Yaeger (8-12), Bella Walker (13-18), Ruth Walker (19-45) and Sue Fereday (45+).

Team Ruckus Wins Softball Tourney!

Congratulations to Team Ruckus - winners of the Estes Park Brewery Summer Sizzler Softball Tournament last weekend! We would like to give a big shout out to Tyler of Estes Park Brewery and the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District for sponsoring the event, as well as the EVRPD umpires and scorekeepers for making this event a success.

Overall Winner Gymkhana 2022 Sue Fereday with Luna.

Estes Park Woman’s Club Trunk Treasures Sale This Saturday Saturday, September 3 Our Annual Trunk Treasures, Craft & Bake Sale will be held in the parking lot of Mountain View Bible Fellowship (corner of Hwy. 7 & Peakview) from 8 a.m.- 1 p.m. All proceeds go to the Estes Park Woman’s

Club. This is a major Fund Raiser for the Club which supports the Estes Park community by giving to the library, EP schools, RMNP, Crossroads and other local organizations. EPWC Celebrating 110 Years Of Community Work

Dawson Ash 12th Grade

Congratulations to Dawson Ash, the Estes Park High School Student of the Week for September 2, 2022. Dawson is the son of Kevin and Wendy Ash. School activities he enjoys are wrestling and baseball and his favorite class is astronomy. Outside of school he enjoys hanging out with friends and going on walks. He prides himself on being a bug fighter. Dawson’s favorite place to visit is Venezuela. His favorite quote is “Hey snowflake, in the real world you don’t get a participation trophy, not everyone is a winner, there are no ‘safe spaces’, screaming doesn’t make you right, no one owes you anything, crying doesn’t solve problems, nothing is free, people are going to say things you don’t like and you are not special.” The best piece of advice he’s ever received is, “Hard work only gets you so far.” After high school, Dawson said, “I plan to devote my days to becoming the bug fighting world champion.”

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Prayer Quilts Available The Community Prayer Quilters have lap quilts available free for anyone who needs prayers. Prayer quilts are appropriate for anyone who is experiencing a physical, emotional or spiritual life crisis and feels they would benefit from being covered in prayer. The Community Prayer Quilters is an interdenominational group that meets on Wednesday mornings in the lower level of Mount Calvary Church, across from the fire station. If you would like to request a prayer quilt for yourself or someone else, or would like to volunteer, please contact Johanna Gengler at jogengler@gmail. com.

Order Pasties And Chutney From St. Bartholomew’s It is a long journey from Cornwall, England to Estes Park, but the pasties (passtees) are here! A pastie is a round piece of dough filled with savory meat and vegetables. It is folded in half to make a “D” shape with a crimped edge. Traditionally eaten by tin miners in Cornwall, it is an easy hand-held sandwich. Several parishioners at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church are currently busy in the kitchen making pasties! St. Bartholomew's has served our community with this pastie tradition since 1986, and we need your help to continue our fundraiser tradition! All the profits from this fundraiser will go to local, national, and international non-profit organizations. In the past, some of these organizations have included Salud, Crossroads, and Habitat for Humanity of the Estes Valley. Order your pasties by going to the church website at On the website you will find the order form to fill-out and submit to the church office. We suggest you place your order early because there is a limit of two bags of pasties / customer

and two jars of chutney / customer. Currently, we are sold-out of gluten-free pasties, and we are getting close to selling out of the regular pasties and chutney! However, please email the church office if you would like to be placed on a waiting list in case more gluten-free pasties become available. A bag of regular pasties (6 pasties / bag) costs $25 and a bag of gluten-free pasties (6 pasties / bag) costs $27. Half-pint jars of chutney cost $10 / jar. Your order will be available for pick-up on October 8th (time TBD) at the church (880 MacGregor Avenue). We can accept cash, check, or credit card as forms of payment. We will also have a Food Court on October 8th to include a variety of baked items, candies, frozen foods, jams or jellies, and other specialty food items. If you have any questions, please contact the church office at or call 970-586-4504.

School-Based And Community-Based Mentors Needed Now Partners needs mentors in both our School-Based and Community-Based Mentoring Programs! Seven youth are already enrolled, and more youth are being enrolled at this time. Our mission is to empower youth to achieve their full potential, and we are seeking more positive adult role models to help us! If you would like to BE the difference in the life of a local youth and you have time to

give, please consider becoming a mentor. Mentors help youth gain confidence, social skills and hope, all while becoming part of our supportive and inspiring community. Visit to learn more and sign up! If you are in the Estes Valley, you can also call 970-577-9348 or email directly.

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The Dutch House An old New Yorker cartoon shows one lone guy sitting in the middle of a large, empty auditorium. The caption is, “Conference of Functional Families.” Growing up, I thought I was the only person living in an unhealthy family. Not that we said that out loud to anyone. I certainly knew without being told that in troubled families, bad things are permitted to happen but talking about those things was forbidden. I read instead. I did not speak of my family life until years later when I attended a meeting of Adult Children of Alcoholics. When I finally started talking out loud I realized I wasn’t alone and that there were lots of dysfunctional families in the world. Fortunately for me, I also realized there were lots of happy and functional families out there as well and I even met some. I can now speak about my three parents and five siblings. In this story, however, I chose to focus on the relationship between me and my brother. Every once in a while a book seems to speak directly to us as if written for us alone. Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger was such a book when I was 13. The Dutch House by Ann Patchett is one of those books for me today. The characters in this book seem eerily familiar to me. While Cyril, the father of the family, is not an alcoholic, he is aloof and involved in his family as it suits his needs. The mother, who abandons her family early on, reappears after her children have become adults when she is a grayhaired, old woman. It’s hard to get a feel for her. She is a ghost to me and as I write this, I realize I can’t even remember her name. Names can be funny things. My mother, who also disappeared from my life when I was four and didn’t pop back in until I was eighteen changed her name from Elsie to JoAnn. Something about a cow. The relationship between the brother and sister is very much like the one I had with my younger brother growing up. Like the older sister, Maeve, I was designated to take care of my brother and took that assignment extremely seriously, sometimes to his detriment. The story of The Dutch House in a nutshell is how difficult it can be to overcome your past. Danny, the younger brother, and Maeve are only completely themselves with each other. They speak the same language because of their shared experiences. I can relate to that. Recently I said to my youngest sister, “Do you remember Mom as being really angry?” She responded, “Angry? No. Not at all.” Same family. Different experiences because of birth order and many, many years between our ages. “Do you think it’s possible to ever see the past as it actually was?” Danny asked his sister, Maeve in The Dutch House. I have often asked myself that question. Through the years I’m sure I have an ex-

aggerated view of some things, forgotten some things, and minimized others. We all do this. My brother, John, however, was the one constant in my life. I watched over him when he was a toddler, teased him mercilessly when we were in grammar school as only an older sister can, and mostly ignored him as a teenager when we were out in public. We shared secrets, knew each other’s friends, and covered for each other when necessary. I washed the dishes and he dried them. He was “Johnny” to me his whole life even when he was married with three kids. We were “Mary and Johnny.” Of course, The Dutch House isn’t my story so there are differences. When the mother returns to the lives of Danny and Maeve, Maeve is excited and welcoming. Danny stays aloof and does not welcome her back into his life. It is here that the book and my life start down different paths. Johnny, like Maeve, was the welcoming one - creating space for her in his life and even inviting her to his wedding knowing full well that would mean our parents would not attend. I, on the other hand, was more confrontational, demanding answers to why she left, why Johnny was in the hospital when he was a baby, why she never contacted us. It was a tenuous relationship. Elsie-JoAnn and I would have times of getting along and then something would happen and we’d be on the outs. Like Danny in the book, it’s not that I couldn’t forgive, more like didn’t want to or didn’t find a reason to. It’s like I couldn’t remember her name. It’s difficult to write about your own life and things that are personal, but it’s even more difficult to write about others who have experienced those things with you. Danny from The Dutch House in reality was nothing like my brother. The years wore on and my brother and I continued our long-distance relationship with letters, calls, and visits. I knew Johnny had issues with drugs and alcohol starting way back in high school. At first, I thought it was all fun and games but as he went on with his life the drinking became more frequent and the drugs more lethal. The last time I talked to him we were still playing out the same old roles – I was the older, responsible sister who would help him out of whatever disaster was playing out at the time. He was the wild younger brother but now with a family. He died of an overdose in 2004 when he was 50. There is no one now to speak the language only we shared for so many years. I miss him. Oh, how I miss him. Mary Mesropian has lived in the Estes Park area since 1994 and is a Celebrant, officiating weddings and other ceremonies. Her email is maryruthdancer@yahoo. Comments, thoughts, sharing is welcome.

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Estes Park Woman's Club 110 Years Of Service Estes Park Woman's Club will begin the 2022-2023 year with a meeting at the MacGregor Ranch, 1301 Clara Drive, on Wednesday, September 14, 2022. The meeting will start at 11:30 a.m. ending around 1 p.m. as members gather for a box lunch from the Big Horn Restaurant. MacGregor Ranch has been in continuous operation since 1873. The program will be Jayne Zmijewski with her dog Kodi who will present the program after lunch. Kodi, a chocolate Labrador Retriever, is trained as a search and rescue dog and works with the Larimer County Search and Rescue Team as well as the Search and Rescue Dogs of

the United States, Colorado chapter. The Estes Park Woman's Club began in 1912. The club meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month September through May at various locations. Any woman interested in joining the club or attending the luncheon should contact the club at

Members will be contacted via email to make reservations and menu choices. Deadline for luncheon reservations is Friday, September 9th. The Estes Park Woman's Club supports the library, EP schools, RMNP, Salud Clinic and other non-profit organizations in the Estes Valley area.

Time To Take Action On EPA Air Quality To The Editor: The north Front Range area, which included Estes Park, (see map linked below) has been in violation of the EPA air quality thresholds for ozone ever since they were created in 2008. The EPA will soon downgrade part of this nonattainment area from ‘serious’ to ‘severe’, and the Air Quality Control Commission is required to make a new State Implementation Plan to address this. The Colorado Department of Public Health is telling Coloradans to drive less to solve the problem, when in reality oil and gas operations cause 1.5 times more ozone pollution than driving cars! The Polis administration, Air Quality Control Commission and CO Oil and Gas Conservation Commission need to hold the oil and gas industry accountable and stop oil & gas production during ozone season in the summer. The State Implementation Plan rule making will happen in December and public comments will be taken until September. Commenting soon and often will be the best way to influence the developing rule. Go to _2008.html Thanks for taking action and urging others to make their voices heard! Kay Rosenthal

Estes Park Special Olympics Tuesday Bowling Fun Estes Park Special Olympics organizers are now hosting bowling fun at the Bull Pin, 555 S. St. Vrain Ave. on Tuesdays from 3:30-5 p.m. All ages are welcome to participate. For more information, contact Audri Smith at 970-451-3762 or email

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Watch And Enjoy Elk Rut In Safety By: Kris Hazelton

The annual elk rut has begun and the bull elk are already busy bugling, gathering their harems of females and challenging one another for breeding rights. The elk are amazing and wonderous animals that are fun to watch but remember, these are wild animals competing for dominance and the bulls are especially “pumped-up” at this time of year. Avoid potential accident, injury or death by always viewing from a safe distance. If an animal is carefully watching you and appears “jumpy,” you are way too close. Avoid eye contact and back away. Raise your arms to make yourself look larger. For photographers, a good rule of thumb is “give them room, use your zoom.” Keep you dog leashed and quiet. Do not allow them to bark, lunge at or chase wildlife. Elk view your dog as a predator. Never block traffic. “Elk jams” are a danger to everyone – blocking traffic on single lane roads creates all kinds of po-

tentially dangerous situations. Be sure to pull completely off the roadway, out of the way of through traffic. Never, ever imitate an elk call or bugle during the rut. This can endanger you and the elk. Please respect private property. Elk know no boundaries and are found all around town. If they are in a private homeowners yard, please watch the animals from a public area. Never get between two bull elk. Situations can change very rapidly during the rut and you never want to be caught in between two rival animals. Don’t ignore the cows, they can still be dangerous, any time of year, not just during calving season. Remember – elk are wild animals. Be aware and be respectful. View quietly from a safe distance. Never attempt to touch or feed wildlife, it’s dangerous and illegal. Keep dogs leashed and quiet and when photographing, use your zoom, give them room. Photos shown are what NOT to do.

All photos by Kris and Gary Hazelton, Estes Park News

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News From The Art Center Of Estes Park On Exhibit: “4th Annual Estes Valley Plein Air” 34 artists, representing 15 states including CO, participated in the Art Center’s 4th Annual Estes Valley Plein Air. Starting August 20 with Quick Paint at Riverside Plaza and concluding with the Gala Opening and Awards Ceremony August 26, these artists now have their creative works on display until September 25. This year’s award winners are: Quick Paint - First Place-Richard Sneary, Second Place-James Sampsel, Third Place-Cecy Turner, AC Board of Directors-Cliff Austin, Mayor’s AwardConnie Schmidt, Nocturne-Lorie Merfeld-Batson, Honorable Mention-Ann Salviazul, Miniatures-Richard Sneary,

Blick Art Supply Jack Richeson & Co Sourcetek Southwest Art Magazine Plein Air Magazine Also on display in the gallery are the outstanding work of the other Art Center artist members, including other works in oil painting, watercolor, pastel, jewelry, ceramics, charcoal, graphite, glass, wood, sculpture, fiber, photography, printmaking and mixed media. The Art Center is open daily 11-5. Classes: Detailed information on all classes can be found at Jenifer Cline- Landscape Painting in

who likes this colorful quilt square ala Zentangle® style. Annie Reiser, Certified Zentangle Teacher, CZT, will teach you at least five tangle patterns (or design your own tangled spaces if you’re already familiar with the Zentangle drawing method). First Friday: The Art Center will be open 5 – 7. Along with our Estes Valley Plein Air Exhibit, Artist Member Jenifer Cline will be doing a demonstration demonstration. $35 for 35 Campaign: As we enthusiastically step into the next 35 years, committed to remaining relevant and viable, we ask for the continued support of our community and patrons, by suggesting a gift of $35 to our $35 for 35 Campaign. Our goal is to raise enough funds to support hiring a part-time employee who can serve as a Project Manager for our all-important fundraising events. The most familiar of these

The Art Center can be viewed not only on our website ( but we are on Face Book (Art-Center-of-EstesPark), Instagram (artcenterofep) and Twitter (artcenterestes). The Art Center of Estes Park is a nonprofit organization which provides a facility to support the work of local and regional artists, striving to promote exhibition, education, and excellence in

Best of Show Winner Andrea Gabel Honorable Mention-Lee MacLeod, Artist Choice-Ritchie Vios, Poster/Postcard/Wine Label Contest-Richard Sneary, Best of Show-Andrea Gabel, Second Place-Richard Sneary, Third PlaceLynn Mehta, Honorable Mention-Connie Schmidt. Thanks to Red Snyder who judged Quick Paint and Margaret Jensen who judged the main exhibit. Also thanks to Marissa Walters who did a dynamic job auctioneering for Quick Paint. We also wish to give recognition and thanks to or sponsors/donors: Denise Shank Jill & Dale Hurd AC Board of Directors Ron & Ann Wilcocks/Earthwood Galleries Anonymous Town Mayor Wendy Koenig Chris Wood/Castle Mountain Lodge & McGregor Mountain Lodge Mary Murphy David & Michelle Hall/UPS Estes Arts District Bank of Colorado Lee DeShaies & Scott Adolf/Rocky Mountain Majesty Dr. Guy & Leslie Van der Werf Bank of Estes Park Chris Switzer Town of Estes Park Seth Richmond/St Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church Macgregor Ranch Snowy Peaks Winery Kind Coffee

Oil or Pastel – from photos with Cliff Austin September 1 and 2, 10-4. Art Center members: $150, non-members: $167. This exciting two-day workshop will give students the opportunity to explore various techniques in oil and pastel for approaching landscape painting. Paint the Fall Colors with Cathy Goodale September 14, 10-4. Art Center members: $72, non members: $80 We will paint Plein Air if possible. The study for the day is to paint your subject in bright sunlight and then in a different light like dull over-cast, threatening storm, dusk, fog? Plein Air Painting in Layers with Marie Massey September 15 and 16 2022 10-4:30 first day, 9-5, second day. Art Center members: $112, non-members: $125.00. Award-winning artist, Marie Massey, has been painting professionally for 20 years and teaching the “Painting in Layers” method adults working in oil and acrylic for 10 years. Tangled Quilt Squares with Annie Reiser September 24, 2022 1:00-4:00 p.m. Art Center members: $32.40, nonmembers: $36. Tangling quilters and quilting tanglers, this class is for you⎯ and anyone else

events to the community is the annual Art Market event, held over Memorial Day weekend in Bond Park. This highly successful event has been operated by the Art Center for nearly 25 years. Satellite Exhibits: A new exhibit is now on display at the Estes Park Health featuring Eileen Van Baren, Sally Richmond and Bruce Boynton. VERT has a number of Art Center artists on display. An exhibit was newly hung at our most recent addition to a Satellite display is at Snowy Peaks Winery. John Long just went on exhibit at US Bank. Social Media:

the visual arts. Proceeds benefit the artist and contribute to the Art Center’s education and community outreach. The Art Center is located at 517 Big Thompson Avenue, in Middle Stanley Village, below Safeway and above Subway. For more information, please call the Art Center at 970-586-5882 or visit our website at

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Tabs For Tough Times Update

PRAY FOR IAN One of the charities that my wife and I support regularly is St. Jude’s Hospital, known for its compassionate care for children dealing with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. It came home to me more vividly this week. I was greeting people and punching tickets at the Mustang Mountain Coaster this week when a family with two elementary-age sons, came through for their ride. As they went in I asked where they were from and welcomed them…and noticed the t-shirt the dad wore, carrying the logo of St. Jude’s Hospital. After their ride, as they prepared to exit, I asked about the shirt. The father explained that their young son, Ian, had just been released from St. Jude’s, after surgery and treatment for a cancerous brain tumor. St. Jude’s had done their work well. He stood there bright-eyed and smiling, obviously happy from his ride. I asked if they would like to go again, as I handed them each a free ticket. They smiled, accepted, and I punched their tickets. As they headed up, I told Cody and the deck crew about the family. When the family came down, they were immediately put on other sleds and sent up the hill. As they left after those rides, I wished the family the best and told them they would be in my prayers. They smiled and expressed their gratitude for all the kindnesses. So, please pray for Ian and his family. Before they left I told them about a similar situation that I hoped would encourage them. Two decades ago, a thirteen-year-old high school student collapsed on the court in the middle of a Durango basketball game. He was rushed to Denver to Children’s Hospital where he was diagnosed with, and operated on for a brain tumor. They peeled his scalp back, opened his skull and removed the tumor. That boy was my grandson. Many were concerned about his welfare, sending their regards, and offering their prayers. The Colorado Avalanche heard that he was an AVs fan, and sent him a signed AVs sweater. As many people would, family members wondered about how his ordeal would affect his future…if there would be one. We all longed for encouraging words, which, for us, came from an Ironman athlete competing in the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. My wife and I had embarked on a short mission trip to Kona, on the Big Island of Hawaii, when we learned that one of the men competing in this worldrenowned triathlon had had a brain tumor removed when he was younger. Martha and I searched out Brad, a very spiritual young man, and he joyfully shared the story of his ordeal, his surgery, his recovery, and, now, he was ready to begin the 2.4 mile swim, the 112 mile bike ride, and the 26.2 mile run, that was the Ironman Championship triathlon. Needless to say, we were anxious to get back to tell our grandson that his ordeal would not keep him from becoming even a world champion. Today, he is an electrical engineer designing airline engines. We were happy to share those two stories with the family of young Ian and they were so appreciative and encouraged. So who are YOUR ‘Ians’ and families who need your experiences shared to give them hope and the will to go on? If you have overcome a disease, injury, or sickness, you can share that with others who are wrestling with the same. If you are a successful parent whose children have turned out well, you probably know people who would love to ‘pick your brain’ about things they could try to help their children move ahead in positive ways. If your marriage is seen as a successful relationship you can help couples you know who are struggling to find some answers. It’s true also in areas of finances, chemical use…even spiritual things. If you’ve found answers that work, please don’t ‘keep them to yourselves’, share them with others who can profit. In the Bible there is a story of a city that was surrounded by enemy soldiers to the point that the city’s inhabitants were starving. Some lepers decided to ‘take a chance’ and venture outside the city, even if it meant dying at the hands of the enemy. They found that the enemy had fled in terror, leaving food, drink, other supplies, behind. At first the lepers were content to indulge themselves, then one said, “This is not good. This is a day of good news and we aren’t telling anyone.” So they re-entered the city, shared about the bounty outside and all were blessed. If you have ‘good news’, tell those who need to hear it. You and they will be blessed. Bob Lewis

September 2 – 8

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68 Pounds Of Tabs = Free Money Tim Van Ryn, Associate Director at Crossroads Ministry of Estes Valley receives a check from recycled aluminum tabs from Susan Yarrington, Glen Haven, aka ‘The Tab Lady’. At the end of the summer of 2022, 62 pounds of tabs and other metals, netted $100.00 for needy families and individuals in the Estes Valley. 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. I’m retiring! If someone is interested in taking over this volunteer position as December 1st, 2022, I will be glad to show you what I have done so you can add to the project. Contact me at: for more info. If you are interested in helping Crossroads receive ‘free’ money, start collect-

ing aluminum tabs at home, family/friend gatherings, work, etc. then deposit them at a local business/service industry (see list below) or contact Susan for your own container at Tabs for Tough Times Locations: • Summit Church kids (& parents) • NAPA Auto Supply • The Glen Haven General Store • Bank of Colorado • US Bank • Ace Hardware • Town Hall • Premier Members Credit Union • Rocky Mountain Gateway • Sandwich Mafia on Cleave Street • School District Office • Larimer County Office • All Public Schools: Teacher Lounges In addition to the businesses and organizations in Estes, a ‘shout out’ to several families from Glen Haven and Estes Park, who drop off tabs at our home. Bless your commitment to others! You know who you are!

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Meet Abner Sprague, F.O. Stanley & Lord Dunraven At The Y

Meet some of the famous early

innkeepers of Estes Park and hear their fascinating stories as portrayed by speaker/actor Kurtis Kelly on Monday, September 5th at 7 p.m. at the Maude Jellison Library on the YMCA of the Rockies campus. Abner Sprague, F.O. Stanley, and Lord Dunraven are just a few of the characters you will meet and listen to as they bring back the "good-ol'" days of yore. Directions to the YMCA library: upon entering the YMCA off of Spur Highway 66, take the second left and then the first right into the parking lot of Hyde Memorial Chapel where you may park and easily access the Maude Jellison Library which is directly behind the chapel. Call Robert at the library at 970-586-3341 extension 1133 with any questions.


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What’s Happening At The Estes Valley Library SUMMER HOURS Tuesdays-Thursdays, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays & Mondays through September 5, Closed Holiday Closed Monday, September 5 for Labor Day Curbside Services Pick up books, movies, audiobooks, magazines, kits, even Chromebooks. Available Monday-Saturday. Learn more at Library Two-Hour Parking Library patrons may use any of the seven free parking spaces marked “Library Reserved” during open hours. The spaces offer a two-hour time limit, for use while inside the library. These are located along the library’s northeast perimeter. No payment or permit required. ALL AGES Fire Safety: Meet Smokey the Bear! Tuesday, September 6, 4-5 p.m., Hondius Room Make crafts, play games, and hear from the Colorado State Forest Service and Smokey the Bear about fire safety and impacts. Library Card Crafting Wednesday, September 7, 4-5 p.m., Makerspace Drop in to create earrings, guitar picks,

necklaces, and even a chandelier from old library cards. All ages welcome, no sign-up required. CPR & First Aid Teens & Tweens: Saturday, September 10, 1-5 p.m., Hondius Room Adults: Saturday, September 17, 1-5 p.m., Hondius Room CPR, AED, and First Aid certification. Free to attend; sign up required at KIDS & FAMILIES Library Storytimes Baby Storytime: Thurs. and Fri. at 10 a.m. Preschoolers: Thurs., Fri., and Sat. at 10:30 a.m. Police Officer Storytime: Sat., Septem-

ber 3 at 10:30 a.m. Read to Therapy Dog “Bo”: Tues., September 6 at 10 a.m. & Tues., September 20 at 10 a.m.

Books & Authors: Dr. Iris Yang And Her Flying Tigers Trilogy lively talk starting at 6 p.m. about the inspiration behind her books, including her own family’s story as well as her personal writing journey. Dr. Yang was born and raised in China, and has always been passionate about literature – a dangerous career during the Cultural Revolution when libraries were closed and bookstores only carried political works. She chose a safer path of studying science. After graduating from Wuhan University and at the age of 23, with limited English and only $500, she came to the United States as a graduate student at the University of Rochester. She received a Ph.D. in molecular biology and published a number of scientific papers. And yet, her passion for creative writing remained. Dr. Yang’s World War II history. Heroism. A short stories have won contests, she has glimpse into China during the war been featured on National Public Radio, years, through the Cultural Revolution. and she was a guest speaker at the FlyAnd a woman’s own journey from grad- ing Tigers WWII Veterans Reunion in uate student in a foreign country, to 2019. molecular biologist and postdoctoral The Flying Tigers Trilogy has been fellow, to historical fiction author. called well-crafted, heart wrenching, Join us on Thursday, September 8 in and truly moving. The novels follow the Hondius Room at the Estes Valley tales of immeasurable strength and reLibrary to hear from Dr. Iris Yang, the silience during a time of great sadness author of three novels about the Flying and war. To learn more about Dr. Yang Tigers. Formally known as the Ameriand her work, visit can Volunteer Group, the Flying Tigers To sign up for Dr. Yang’s Books & Auwas a small group of American aviators thors talk this Thursday, September 8, hired by China to defend against Japan visit during WWII. Dr. Yang will present a

Pajama Storytime: Wed., September 7 at 6 p.m. Pajama Storytime with Nancy Bell: Wed., September 14 at 6 p.m. Storybook Explorers: Sat., September 17 at 11:15 a.m. TEENS & KIDS Sign up at Safety Sticker Making

Dr. Iris Yang & Her Flying Tigers Trilogy Thursday, September 8, 6-8 p.m., Hondius Room Join author Iris Yang and learn about the Flying Tigers, a small group of American aviators hired by China to defend against Japan during WWII. WORKSHOPS Sign up at Exploring Nature with Kevin Cook

Monday, September 12, 4-5:30 p.m., Hondius Room & on Zoom Saturday, September 3, 2-3 p.m., MakA monthly series on how to engage erspace with the wonders of Life on Earth. In “The Comprehension,” explore the parRepeated Tuesday, September 13, 5-6 allel between symbiosis among wildlife p.m., Makerspace and friendship among people. Learn how to use the tools and equipPlay-Learn-Grow / Juega, Aprende, ment in the Makerspace, and adorn a Crece para padres y cuidadores tote bag with a reflective safety sticker – perfect for Halloween. Wednesday, September 14, 10-11 a.m., Hondius Room Pill Bottle Survival Kits Repeated Wednesday, September 14, Tuesday, September 6, 10:30 a.m.-12 4-6 p.m., Hondius Room p.m., Makerspace Explore hands-on ways to infuse Repeated Saturday, September 10, 3everyday activities with literacy and sci4:30 p.m. Repeated Tuesday, September 13, 1:30- ence to better equip young children to thrive. This bilingual (English/Spanish) 3 p.m. program is presented by Melody Garcia, Create a pill bottle kit that could help Literacy Specialist from Colorado State you survive if stranded in the wilderness. Library, in partnership with EVICS All supplies provided. Family Resource Center. Art Work Wednesday: COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS Piggybank Painting Guns & Responsibility: Wednesday, September 7, 10:30-11:30 A Living Room Conversation a.m., Makerspace Tuesday, September 13, 3-4:30 p.m., Repeated Wednesday, September 21, Wasson Room 4:30-5:40 p.m. Develop a deeper understanding of the Experiment with different art mediums opportunities and challenges surroundand styles. All skill levels welcome. ing gun ownership. In collaboration MAKERSPACE with the Estes Valley Restorative Justice Sign up at Partnership. Space is limited; sign up at Learn the 3D Printer Friday, September 2, 2-3:30 p.m. LEGAL SELF-HELP repeated Friday, September 16, 2-3:30 Free Legal Self-Help Clinic p.m. Wednesday, September 14, 2-5 p.m., For ages 15 and up. Library Study Room Learn the Laser Cutter One-on-one legal advice for library patrons who do not have a personal atSaturday, September 10, 9-10:30 a.m. torney. Appointments are necessary and For ages 15 and up. can be scheduled by calling 970-586BOOKS & AUTHORS 8116. More information at Sign up at Book Club for Mortals: The Gentle Art FRIENDS & FOUNDATION of Swedish Death Cleaning Cliffhanger Used Books Thursday, September 8, 1-2:30 p.m., Cliffhanger Used Books, located next Hondius Room or on Zoom to the Post Office, is operated by the LiExplore döstädning, the process of brary Friends & Foundation, offering clearing out unnecessary belongings, in gently-used books, movies, and music The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleanat discount prices. Open daily for suming by Margareta Magnusson. mer hours, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Estes Park Senior Citizens Center Menu

Let’s Get Prepped In September

Sept 5 – 9 Monday, Sept 5


Tuesday, Sept 6

Country Fried Steak w/ Mashed Potatoes, gravy & vegetables

Wed., Sept 7

Philly Chicken Sandwich (topped w/ mozzarella cheese, green peppers & onions) w/ Potato Salad

By: Barbara Jo Limmiatis, Technology Arts Librarian

Our community is no stranger to emergencies. Fires, floods, landslides, or snowstorms: each season can bring its own risk. Throughout these disasters over the years, we have learned many lessons, including the importance of being prepared. The library joins agencies and organizations across the country by participating in National Preparedness Month this September. Let’s take a close look at our level of readiness and find out what to do when disasters or emergencies arise. Patrons of all ages can learn what it means to be prepared by attending one of our many prep-themed programs. You won’t want to miss a presentation by the Colorado State Forest Service this Tuesday, September 6: Smokey the Bear will be teaching us about fire impacts and what we can do to keep our forests safe and healthy. Ever heard of a Pill Bottle Survival Kit? We’re hosting four different dates in the Makerspace when you can make your own. This compact-and-convenient craft is perfect to toss in your backpack when you are out exploring the wilderness. To prepare for potential medical emergencies, two separate classes will be held to teach the basics of CPR & First Aid. Tweens and teens can get their two year certification on September 10; adults get their turn on September 17. Kids can get creative by making reflective safety stickers in the Makerspace, which are themed for Halloween and will be an excellent addition for that candy bag. Or, come paint your own

piggy bank and learn what it means to be financially prepared. Families: there’s preparedness fun for you, too! Bring the littles to Police Storytime this weekend. On Saturday, September 3 at 10:30 a.m., we’ll be reading and singing with School Resource Officer Paul Mieszala. Later in September, we will have presentations from Estes Park Health and Estes Valley Fire Chief David Wolf about how you can be more prepared in the face of both health and climate emergencies. Throughout the month, stop by the library and pick up a copy of The Home Ignition Zone from Colorado State Forest Service, or Larimer County’s Emergency Preparedness Guide. You can get tips on preparing your home for wildfire and steps you can take today to be ready for the next emergency event. While you’re in the building, we can help you register for NOCO Alerts with Larimer County or Boulder County Office of Emergency Management. You’ll be rewarded with your choice of a hand crank flashlight, water straw, or an emergency sticker that lets first responders know how many people and animals are in your home Looking for something to do from the comfort of your own home? Complete the online scavenger hunt – participants will be entered into a drawing for an Emergency Preparedness Kit from the Red Cross. We can all do our proactive part to be ready for the next disaster or emergency. Learn more about National Preparedness Month, and all of these great programs, at Let’s get preppin’!

Golf Tournament To Support Our Lady Of The Mountains Youth Programs On Friday, September 23rd, Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church will host a golf tournament at the 18-hole golf course. This year, the proceeds from the golf tournament will benefit the youth programs at the church, including the summer bible camp. The tournament will be a four-person

scramble format with at 1:30 p.m. shotgun start. We need golfers and supporters for this event - play golf, sponsor a team or a hole, provide prizes. Anything you can do to support our youth is greatly appreciated. For more information, contact the church office at 970-586-8111. Cedar Waxwing photo by Jim Ward

Thursday, Sept 8

Meat Lasagna w/ garlic bread & side salad

Friday, Sept 9

Shrimp Basket (8 fried) w/ Homemade Chips & soup

Sept 12 – 16 Monday, Sept 12

BBQ Platter – Pulled Pork & Beef Brisket w/ Mac ‘n Cheese & corn bread

Tuesday, Sept 13

Fried Chicken (3 pc) w/ Mashed Potatoes, gravy & vegetables

Wed., Sept 14

Taco Salad w/ Ground Beef

Thursday, Sept 15 Chicken Parmesan w/ Spaghetti, garlic bread & side salad Friday, Sept 16

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

Meals are $7 for current 2022 EP Senior Citizens Center members and are by reservation only. (Or 3 meals for $20; use pre-paid meal tickets.) Exact cash or check payment required. Reservations must be made by 1:00 PM at least one business day in advance. Note, if you want to reserve a meal for Tuesday, Sept 6th, you need to call before 1:00 PM on Friday, Sept 2nd. For reservations call 970-581-2195 and leave a detailed message. Pre-paid meal tickets and membership forms are available at the Estes Park Senior Citizens Center located at 1760 Olympian Lane and at

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

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Estes Park Mountain Bike Team Wins 1st Place Divisional Team Trophy The Estes Park Mountain Bike Team is off to an amazing start for their 2022 race season bringing home a well-deserved 1st Place Divisional Team Trophy at the Frisco Bay Invitational in Frisco, CO, on August 27th! Six Estes Park MTB Team high school student athletes gave it their all on a beautiful day of racing with Freshman, Sophomore, and JV Boys & Girls racing 12 miles and Varsity Boys & Girls racing 18 miles on the fun Frisco course that runs along the southern edge of the Dillon Reservoir. The day started with Sophomore Boys and Owen Brandewie was able to race his first ever mountain bike race after an injury made him unable to race his Freshman year. He had to start in last place for Sophomore Boys, with his wave starting five minutes behind the first wave, but over the course of his 12 mile race Owen was able to pass not only the 37 racers in his wave but also catch up to and pass 30 more racers who had a five minute head start. Owen finished with an impressive 11th Place Finish out of 78 Sophomore Boys! Congrats, Owen! For the Estes Park MTB Team's first time ever, they had two Varsity racers Senior Sam Honda and Junior Odin Rhode. With 18 miles, Sam and Odin raced their hearts out against the fastest racers in our Conference. As a Junior, Odin Rhode had to start at the back of the pack but he worked his way up and finished in an impressive 13th Place. Senior Sam Honda also worked his way to finish a stellar 25th place. Way to go, Sam and Odin!

Team finishing strong in 26th Place out of 40 JV Girls. Great job, Isabella! Sophomore Nora Harrison gave it her all by passing most of the racers in her wave and a dozen in the wave ahead of her to finish 3rd Place in Sophomore Girls! Congrats, Nora! The final race of the day was an Individual Time Trial for all the Freshman

racers. Way to go, Wyatt! Thanks to the incredibly strong showing of all six of the high school student athletes on the Estes Park MTB Team, the team brought home the 1st Place Team Trophy for their Division 3! Way to go, EP MTB Team! The 2nd of their 4 regular season races is on September 11th at the Cloud City Challenge in Leadville,

and welcomes both adventure riders and performance racers. High School students on the Estes Park MTB Team are able to race in the Colorado High School Cycling League with over 2000 other students from across the state of Colorado, including parts of Wyoming and New Mexico. The Estes Park MTB Team is always welcoming of new riders and

Sam Honda

Isabella Putman

Wyatt Morris

Owen Brandewie

Nora Harrison

Odin Rhode Senior and JV Girls Racer Isabella Putman and Sophomore Girls Racer Nora Harrison raced next for the team giving it their all for 12 miles of racing. JV Isabella Putman had a great start to her 4th year of racing with the Estes Park MTB

Boys and GIrls where the student athletes gave it their all, racing the clock for 12 miles. Freshman Wyatt Morris was excited for his race and finished with a strong 65th Place out of 90 first time

CO, where the Estes Park MTB Team hopes to continue showing off all their hard work! Go, Estes Park, Go! The Estes Park MTB Team is a fall coed sport, open to 7th-12th grade students

racers at any time - contact us at or on Instagram @estesmtb if you have a student who is interested or has questions.

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1572 Moss Rock Drive $1,125,000 Open House Sat., Sept. 3 11am–1pm • Spectacular views & 1000 SF deck • Beautifully updated • 8.4 secluded acres • Borders National Forest • 16 x 33 detached workshop

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• Gorgeous North End property • 3 bed/3 bath home with bonus room • Magnificent 360 degree views Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated • 4.39 acres of native flora & fauna • Oversized garage

2070 S. Sharon Court $974,900 New Listing

Open House Sat., Sept. 3 11am–1pm • Carriage Hills 4 bed/2 bath • Overlooks grassy meadow & ponds • Updated bathrooms & kitchen • Huge rec room with wet bar • Quiet cul-de-sac location

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

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Center Stage School Of Dance & Gymnastics Opens Fall Registration For All Classes Estes Park’s Center Stage School of Dance and Gymnastics has started registration for the fall session of children, teen and adult classes. The fall session will run for eight weeks, starting on Mon-

you! Weekly classes start out at only $10.00 per class and vary slightly in price, based on the length of class chosen. Thanks to the Estes Park Duck Race, financial aid scholarships are still available to children that need financial assistance with their fall tuition. To see a complete fall schedule of all available class days and times or to register online, via the contact us page, please visit our website at To register or inquire by phone, please call Center Stage at (970)714-0755, or message us via Facebook @centerstagedanceestes-

day, September 12th and running through Friday, November 4th. Center Stage offers weekly classes to children starting at age two, all the way up through adult classes. This year we are offering multiple classes in hip-hop, jazz, contemporary, tap, lyrical, ballet, technique, gymnastics, and toddler dance/tumbling classes. We are also continuing with a new season of Competitive Dance Teams where children ages nine through 18 have the opportunity to compete at regional competitions throughout the state of Colorado. We are also excited to announce that Ballet Renaissance will also once again be teaching classical ballet at Center Stage, on Saturday’s, this fall. Beginners of all ages are always welcome - we will find the perfect class for

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• 5281 sf main house • 3 bed/2 bath plus lots of office/ studio/recreation space • Charming 1930s guest cabin, lovingly restored • 2.21 acres at the base of Lumpy Ridge • Magnificent panoramic views of the Continental Divide • Attached 2 car garage, detached 2 car garage plus workshop

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Why Buy a 2nd Home you’ll use only a few weeks a year? There is a variety of timeshares at Rams Horn Resort. Awarded Gold Crown Distinction. You’ll have a wonderful experience on your Rocky Mountain getaway to Estes Park.

497 Pine River Ln $900,000

Unique River Front Property.1700 st ft building & .82 of an acre w/over 300 ft of riverfront. Zoning is Commercial Outlying. Building has large reception/office area, storage, bath+two 12 ft tall garage door bays. Fenced area in back. Includes lot to the east w/greenhouses & patio area near the river. Maybe a great addition for fishing business or a garden center? Add your creative ideas to this opportunity .

315 Big Horn Drive, Unit I $710,000

Searching for that perfect place that offers top of the world views and showcases Longs Peak? See this Mountain Gate condo that is perched on a private knoll overlooking Estes Park. 1/2 duplex condo with a sun filled open floor plan and vaulted ceilings, fireplace and patio doors that lead to a spacious private patio for dining and entertaining. Primary bedroom suite with 5 luxury bath and walk in closet. In-floor Radiant Hot Water Heat.

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The Carpenter rior materials or on a shaky foundation may not come under stress and be reThe career carpenter decided he was vealed. But how often is everything in ready to retire. He informed his emyour life all peaches and cream? ployer-contractor of his plans to leave At Men on Fire we understand the the house building business and live a critical nature of “house building” as more leisurely life with his wife enwell as “housekeeping! ” Every joying his hobbies and family. He day we use a hammer and nail knew he would miss the to build our lives and are bepaycheck but was confident coming more diligent and they could get by. He truly felt aware of whom or what we enthe time had come to hang tertain in our “house. ” We are up his tools and retire. excited to be men living in such The contractor was sorry to a time as this. With the cultural, see his good worker go and asked political and social challenges facing him if he could build just one more house as a personal favor. Out of loyalty us, our families, friends, churches, community and country we remain the carpenter said yes, but in a short time it was easy to see his heart was just committed to standing for what is right, not ashamed of the truth and benot in his work. He resorted to shoddy workmanship and used inferior materi- ing men of action when necessary. My brothers at Men on Fire recognize als. It was an unfortunate way to end a our gross—and I do mean gross—imsuccessful and dedicated career. perfections, frailties and character deWhen the carpenter finished his work the contractor came to inspect the house. fects. We’re very ordinary guys striving He handed the front door key to the car- to be better men—salt and light—as the penter and said, “This is your house, my Lord calls us to be. And we’re commitgift to you!” The carpenter was shocked! ted to the hardest thing Jesus asks us to What a shame! If he had only known he do. Love. If you love a good adventure come was building his own house he would hang out. Men on Fire meets Saturday have done it all so differently. at the American Legion, 850 N. St. In the parable of the Two Builders Vrain at 8:00 a.m. for “Breakfast with a (Matthew 7: 24-27), Jesus teaches the Purpose!” We’re a non-denominational vital importance of building your house rag-tag bunch of guys of all ages repreon solid ground. We’re all building our senting many churches in the Estes Valhouses (lives) on something or around ley and Front Range. Bring your house someone. When things are going well building tools. We can use the help. and life is great, a house built with infeStay Strong! Lead On! By: Larry Strong, Team MOF


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1200 Graves Avenue, Estes Park

212 Valley Rd Find beauty, peace, solitude and privacy in this 8.9 acre property with a 3 bed 2 bath true log cabin. This heavenly parcel is mostly wooded with pines and aspens and has a pond and seasonal stream. It includes a heated 2 car garage with separate apartment above, a second garage for an RV with space for a shop or additional storage and a general purpose barn with hay loft and 2 stalls plus a loafing shed. Perfect for a farmlet or just a place to get away from it all. Wild life abounds or you can bring your horses, goats, chickens, llamas. Great views of Mount meeker and Taylor Mountain, Isolation Peak and others. 5 Minutes from Wild Basin area of RMNP. 20 minute drive to Estes Park or Lyons. 35 minute drive to Nederland and skiing at Eldora. A must see! Listed at $1,395,000


230 Old Man Mountain Must See! Fully remodeled main level living home with vaulted beamed ceilings and open floor plan on private lot and amazing mountain views from living room windows and private deck. Master bedroom is large with walk-in shower and big walk-in closet + own entry to deck. New fireplace. Lower level w/all tile floors has 2 large bedrooms, laundry, bath, 3 large storage rooms & family room leading out to lower patio w/salt water jacuzzi. In private neighborhood yet walking distance to downtown. Listed at $935,000


607 Park River Place Come check out this great condo with transferable STR license sold turnkey! 3 bed/3 bath open concept living. Upper level has master bedroom, living area & kitchen decked out with stone counters & beautiful cabinets. Lower level has 2 bedrooms, full bath, family room, laundry & 2 car garage. Central A/C and soundproof windows round out the amenities. Close to town, walk to restaurants & recreation. Less than 2 miles to RMNP south entrance. STR managed by Sky Run. Listed for $855,000

1776 Olympian Lane Unit G 2 bedroom 2 bath condo perfect as a starter home or vacation getaway. Open concept living area upstairs maximizes the great views of Longs Peak and lake Estes. Private bedrooms in the basement. Sit on the deck and enjoy the views and the wild life as they graze below you in the lawn. Recent updates include appliances, flooring and paint. Quiet neighborhood away from hustle and bustle but still close to everything. Walk to the lake trails in minutes. No rentals allowed at all. Listed at $430,000



1765 US Hwy 34. Drake Private & cozy sunny cottage in Big Thompson Canyon with great views of the river and canyon!. Enjoy a large living room with a wood burning stove, large dining area & an eat-in kitchen. The downstairs has flexible space for a studio, office or rec room. Home is surrounded by a lush flower with a large garden area to set up your lawn furniture & enjoy taking in the scent of lilac. Home has a sun room looking out at the garden area. Only 15 minutes to Estes Park. Make this your vacation getaway or forever home. Listed for $575,000



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


1010 S. SAINT VRAIN AVE C3 $299,000

Walk into comfort and no fuss. All main level living, no stairs! This 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom condo features wonderful sliding barn doors and wood floor upgrades. Loads of natural light filter in from the sliding doors off the enclosed brick floor patio. Walking paths that go for miles nearby, Golf Course just a skip away, and all the views and wildlife expected from enchanting Estes Park.

170 S. St. Vrain, Estes Park, CO 80517

Beautiful home with unparalleled mountain views on 1.3 acres. Very private. Open floor plan with single level living. 2 bedrooms and two baths on the main floor, kitchen, dining room, living room, two car garage with additional room on the side for a shop or home gym. Upper floor has a third bedroom, full bath, study/office, rec room and lots of storage. 2 fireplaces. Lots of updates including new flooring, walls, bathrooms, owned solar system. Great views of Twin Sisters, Mt. Meeker and the Mummy Range from the spacious deck. Listed at $925,000


260 Steamer Ct Come home to this 3 bedroom/3 bath condo embedded in the Stanley historic district & call the most notable property in Estes Park your neighbor. Whole top floor is the spacious master suite with walk-in closet & double sinks plus enjoy reading a book in the bonus sitting nook. Basement has 2 additional bedrooms & the family room with a walkout patio. Main floor has your living spaces, laundry & spacious deck. Enjoy the breathtaking views from every window & outdoor space. Listed at $820,000

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Sunrise Rotary Thanks 2022 Sponsors The Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary Club expresses sincere gratitude for this year's sponsors. Rotary’s mission is “Service Above Self,” and our sponsors enable our club to award thousands of dollars in scholarships for graduating EPHS seniors (over $13,000 annually) and community grants for local non-profits (over $20,000 annually). For many years, generous sponsors have annually supported our signature fundraising events: The Labor Day Arts and Crafts Show (September 3rd-5th) and the Autumn Gold Festival (September 24th-25th). Sunrise Rotary could not assist the Estes Valley Community without the steadfast support of our sponsors. Please join our club in recognizing and honoring this year’s sponsors: Diamond Sponsors: Estes Park Mountain Shop, Edward Jones: Derek Vinge Mountain Sage Consulting Platinum Sponsors: The Town of Estes Park Mueller, Pye & Associates CPA, LLC. Gold Sponsors: Bank of Estes Park, Chrysalis Gift Shop Bank of Colorado T.W. Beck Architects & Planners Silver Sponsors: Jim & Karen Daugherty, Robert H. Foster, LLC.

David White, Steve & Joelma Misch Crona & Associates PC, CPAs, Country Market Village In-Kind Sponsors: Nick Molle Productions: Publicity EP News: Publicity Trail Gazette: Publicity Estes Valley Community Center: Youth Activities The Learning Place Board: Children’s Activities Christmas Cabin: Lodging O’Reilly Auto Parts: Car Show Ditty Bags Stoner Speed Shop: Car Show Ditty Bags State Farm: Car Show Ditty Bags Sinclair Quick Go: Ice Donut Haus: Donuts at cost Edward Jones, Mark Purdy: Raffle Special Events Sponsor: Thrivent AG Music Stage Sponsor: SkyRun Estes Park Vacation Rentals AG Kitchen: Community Hearing Center AG Beer & Wine Garden: Aldrich Builders AG Classic Car Show: Richardson Team Realty AG Band Sponsor: Visit Estes Park A&C Music Sponsor: Town of Estes Park Face Painters: Estes Park Team Realty

Rotary Honors Friendship Card Supporters from The Country Market and continually encourages her customers to purchase a Friendship Card, which offers a 10% discount on all purchases over $20. Membership Chair Annie Slack recognized Estella for her efforts and named her an Honorary Member of The Rotary Club of Estes Park, with full membership benefits. EsEstes Park Rotary’s Karen Thompson tella already knows many of our memhonored Scott and Katie Webermeier bers from her time as a server for Aug. 11 with a certificate of appreciation Rotary luncheons in previous years. and other Rotary-themed gifts for their Thank you, Estella! extraordinary support of the Friendship Proceeds from the Friendship Card Card through their business, The Counhave been put to good user both locally try Market. Over a four-year period, and internationally. (See insert) sales of the Friendship Card have raised The Friendship Card offers discounts approximately $30,000. Of that amount, to all those who show their card at over Friendship Card sales at Country Market 70 participating merchants in the Estes have totaled nearly $18,000! Thank you, Valley. And it only costs $10. Scott and Katie! Learn more at: Sharing in the honors is Estella Conejo who has worked at the Country Market Like us on Facebook: for several years. Estella is a champion of the Friendship Card at Country Market

A Warm Welcome To New Rotary Member, Jim Jonell Sitting home in retirement just isn’t in the cards for new Rotary Member Jim Jonell. Since retiring from a 32-year career in clinical psychology, Jim has dived into a whole new life here in Estes Park. He enjoys wildlife photography, his grandchildren and volunteering with Restorative Justice, Meals on Wheels, Hospice, Estes Valley Suicide Task Force and the Presbyterian Church of the Rockies. Turns out helping others is a family affair, as Jim’s wife, Joanie, serves on the board of Crossroads and has sewn and quilted with Trail Ridge Quilters for many years to earn donations for the

Estes Park Medical Center Foundation. Jim was inducted into the Estes Park Rotary by Annie Slack after being sponsored by his long-time friend, Jim Whiteneck. Closely aligned with Rotary’s goals, Jim’s interests lie in promoting the wellbeing of children, education, the environment and in alleviating poverty. A big welcome, Jim. We are so happy you are part of our Rotary family! The Rotary Club of Estes Park meets for fellowship and lunch on Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. at the American Legion Post 119, 850 N. St Vrain Ave., Estes Park. The weekly program begins at noon. Visiting Rotarians and anyone with a passion for local and worldwide service are invited to visit. Learn more at: Like us on Facebook:

Girl Scout Roundup, Save The Date! Join us for a Girl Scout Roundup! Cookies! Door prizes! Fun with friends! Hope to see a lot of new and returning faces. Are you interested in Girl Scouts? Come learn more. Estes Park currently has Girl Scout troops for second grade and older. We are looking for adult lead-

ership to start a Daisy troop for kindergarten and first grade. When? Sunday, September 18 from 4 – 6 p.m. Where: Stanley Park, Bluebird Pavilion Questions? Text Laura Reese at 214733-0746.

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Like To Sing?

Estes Park Women’s Golf Association Results Of Play For 8/30/2022 The game today was Wolf. In a team of four, one person on every 4th hole was responsible for the team score on that hole. The team winners were: 1st Place Team: Carrie Logan, Jennifer Gergen, Diane Butler and karen Saucier

2nd Place Team Carol Felner, Claudia Irwin, Johanna Gengler and Laura Mulder Congratulations to the Winners! If you are interested in the Estes Park Women’s Golf Asso. Please contact Carla Spreng-Webb

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

The Estes Park Chorale will begin rehearsals for its 53rd season on Wednesday, September 14th from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies. New singers are always welcome. No audition is required, just a desire to sing and the ability to attend Wednesday rehearsals. The Estes Park Chorale performs a variety of music for mixed choir. Our first

concert will be held on December 10th and will feature songs for the holiday season. If you love to sing and would like to find out more about the chorale, please join us for our first rehearsal. We have a special need for more tenors and basses, but all voice parts are welcome! More information at

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Community Bible Study Is Celebrating 30 Years In Estes Park “Come and see what the Lord has done! ” This call from Psalm 66:5 is the theme for the 30th anniversary of Community Bible Study classes in Estes Park! We’re celebrating with a reunion/open house on September 17 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Mountain View Bible Fellowship church (corner of Hwy. 7 and Peak View). Current and former class members and our Estes Valley community are warmly invited to come reminisce and share in anniversary cake and other goodies. Although childcare will not be provided at the open house, children are welcome to come. We’ve got Informative displays, and a brief program will take place at 3:00 p.m. Bonus! Kimm Carr, Community Bible Study’s Executive Director from the Ministry Service Center in Colorado Springs, will be joining us. Community Bible Study (CBS) began in Washington DC in 1975. It has grown into an international ministry which provides in-depth Bible studies for over 600,000 adults and children in 122 countries worldwide. We started CBS in Estes Park in 1992 with the Day Class for women and pre-school children. This

class now serves women and children from infants through grade 6. The Day Class meets on Tuesday mornings at Mountain View Bible Fellowship from 9:15 to 11:15. We started the co-ed evening class in 2002 so that CBS could available to working people. It is now a ”hybrid” class, with both in-person and Zoom discussion groups for men, women, coed, and teens. The adult in-person group meets Monday nights from 5:30 to 7:00 at Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church, across from Good Sam’s. The teens meet Tuesday afternoons at the Christian Church on US 36. Our 2022 study in Estes begins September 12 (Evening class) and September 13 (Day class) with a 12-week study of Daniel. We will then begin an 18week study of Revelation in December. For more information about the 30th Anniversary or the Estes CBS classes, please call Nicole Cousineau, 970-3718888 (Day Class) or Robbi Telfer, 970586-5260 (Evening Class, please leave message.) Come join us!

Local Wildlife

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Crossroads Gets Ready For Move To New Location By: Brian Schaffer

Over the past couple years, our community has experienced seasons of isolation and this has created more loneliness among the neighbors we serve. It’s heartbreaking to know there are people who live among us who are struggling in quiet places with no one in their corner to help them, so we are working hard to make personal connections with each of

our neighbors. Our underlying desire is to do more than just supply programs or distribute items. We want to engage at a deeper level, listen closely, stay in touch, and build authentic relationships with our neighbors. As we learn more about their specific needs, we are committed to do all that we can to provide the necessary resources to help them experience the abundant life they were created for. In the coming weeks we will be packing up and getting ready for the move to our newer and more spacious building. Even though we’re only moving about 400 yards up the road, it will still be a labor intensive process to make it happen. We have a great group of volunteers who will be supporting us in the transition, and for this we are extremely

grateful. Many hands does make for light work; especially if my hands aren’t on the heavy stuff… Just kidding. I’ve moved a few times over the years, so I’ve seen a hide-a-bed come undone in midflight down a stairway, tape lose its stickiness on the bottom of a box filled with dishes, great-grandma’s antique table get scratched, and last, but not

least, a coffee maker slide out of the Uhaul when the back door is being raised and the glass carafe shatter into hundreds of tiny pieces. I told the guy it must have been made by Maxwell House, because it was good to the last drop. Things happen during moves and for the most part we’ve not experienced anything that a little laughter didn’t make feel better. Therefore, we intend to whistle while we work and laugh as often as possible to make sure we make some good memories to be celebrated at our 40th anniversary on Friday, October 21st, from 4-6 p.m. I hope you’re planning to join us for this special occasion. Our new address is: 1753 Wildfire Road. Just up the road from the corner of Dry Gulch & Wildfire.

Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings AA of Glen Haven- Every Monday night at the Town Hall at 6:30 p.m. Also Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Glen Haven Town Hall. Book study meeting. Early Worms-Monday thru Saturday at 7:00 a.m. (Tues., Thurs. & Saturday hybrid meetings with Zoom #796 839 839 PW:Worms20) at St. Bartholomew Church, 880 MacGregor Ave. Fall River Group Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held at 453 West Elkhorn: Sunday 6:00 p.m. Mon., Weds., Sat. Noon Fri. Noon and 7:00 p.m. Zoom Meetings-Everyday at noon

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

Message About Suffering And Compassion From Flatirons Church By: Dr. Larry Yarrington

In my 82 years, I have listened to many sermons, some were in the great category and some just good. I have seldom heard what I would consider a bad sermon. I heard a sermon from the Flatirons Community Church Teaching Pastor, Ben Foote, that I would put in the great category. Not so much because of its delivery which was quite good as usual, but more for the exceptional clarity it provided. The launching passage was one we have

reading the verses before and after the verse I am trying to conceptualize. That is the gist of what Ben said, but you must listen to gain the full power of the sermon. You can find it at I felt the power of the sermon because I am currently undergoing suffering and by faith, I believe good will come from it, but I still must engage with my fears and anxieties. To avoid gross detail, my plumbing is not working well in my body. I will be undergoing a procedure this

been dealing with for several weeks. 1 Peter 1:6-7 says, “In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire —may result in praise, glory, and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.” The big question is what that verse means in the context of current suffering. Yes, we can look back on past suffering with great clarity and see the greater good that resulted from it. Ben asked us to consider how much it means when we are suffering and we want to feel compassion and care, not platitudes. To accomplish his point, Ben went to a passage often quoted and often misunderstood, Romans 8:28. “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” The rest of the sermon made two vital points when reading and understanding the Bible. First, in my current suffering, does God really care, or does he just have the long view, “Buck up and do not whine for a better tomorrow is coming?” It might be easy to read or hear someone quoting Romans 8:28 and come to the latter view. Or, we might feel judged because our faith does not quite measure up in our moment of suffering. The second lesson we all know is that context is everything. I understand what Romans 8:28 really means when I, (1) understand the theme of the book I am reading and who its intended audience is and, (2)

Tuesday to correct the problem, but my urologist does not paint a positive picture of success. I announced this at service and people gathered around to pray for me. To say the least those prayers and compassion meant more to me than if they had quoted Romans 8:28. I felt loved and cared for by the people I worship with. It was so refreshing to see Ben give an example of putting a verse in the Bible, in context, using the whole of Romans 8 to indicate that God suffers with us in our times of struggle. Given the preceding verses, we can see the importance of the long view but to also know it does not negate our feelings of pain and suffering. Ben emphasized that it is not an either/or but both/and. Yes, we keep our eye on the goal but, can also enjoy a God who grieves in our suffering. He shows kindness and compassion. He never wanted it this way. Mankind made a choice that broke all of creation. Jesus paid the cost to restore us from broken people into people who can celebrate in victory that will be realized when Jesus comes again. Until then, we live in a very broken world that is full of trials and tribulations. The note of compassion, if not joy, is Jesus never leaves us to suffer alone. We have a God who is, especially in time of trouble, closer than a brother. A timely reminder, for me, and I hope others who have or will suffer in this world. We have a Savior who has suffered also and knows what it means and what we need in the middle of our troubles.

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David Adams David Alan Adams was born on April 11, 1949 and he passed away on August 11, 2022. (He was born on his sister Linda’s fourth birthday). He grew up in Eaton, Colorado and was raised Catholic. David was a swimmer in high school and then served in the Marine Corp. (He was sworn into service by his sister). He is survived by his only sibling, his sister, Linda Priest who lives in Beaufort, South Carolina, his two children, Shaundra and Richard and three grandchildren. David retired from Kodak and has been working at the Estes Park Safe-

By: Judi Smith

way since October of 2009. David will be missed by his family, his many friends/co-workers at Safeway and the Safeway customers who have become good friends due to David’s amazing friendly customer service.

Arleta Bell Arleta Bell died peacefully on Saturday, August 27. A Celebration of Life will be held at 10 a.m. on September 24 at the United Methodist Church in Estes Park. In lieu of flowers, the family has established memorials at the United Methodist Church, 1509 Fish Hatchery Road, Estes Park, CO 80517 and Audio Reader at the University of Kansas, 1120 W. 11th St, Lawrence, KS 66044. Full obituary to follow next week. To leave a message for the visit

Unique Actions Available To Governments Like any non-profit, a government can encourage positive ecological sustainability by education, demonstration, and event sponsorship. (See last week’s article.) However, a government, at any level, is in a unique position to take positive action on our ecological sustainability. There are multiple ways that governments can influence public opinion, directly and indirectly and, likewise, there are multiple ways a democratic public can influence government. • They can appoint one individual employee to be the point of contact for all ecological concerns and solutions in the Municipality, County, State, or Country. • They can plan, comprehensively and strategically, for a sustainable community prepared for life’s future challenges. • They can, better than anyone, create a climate action plan and set progressive goals. • They can regulate public utilities, insisting upon legitimate progress toward environment goals. • They can create and support public transit, safe streets, trails, and bike lanes. • They can research, discuss, and consider Community Solar, placed upon large, empty public rooftops and demonstrating to the visiting public local support of cool, clear, breathable air. • They can establish resilient microgrids and perhaps pumped hydro-energy – in preparation for future interruptions in power from unforeseen climatic episodes. • They can convert their own fleets to electric vehicles (including hybrids where appropriate) and publicize the savings attained by doing so. • They can offer banks of electric vehicle chargers in convenient locations. • They can convert power tools to clean energy versions and encourage individuals to do the same. • They can publicize on their websites, using visible, easily located links, to educate the uninformed public about the benefits of sound ecological practices including insulated, well-sealed buildings, energy saving and water saving options, healthy habits and available waste disposal redirection advantages. • They can provide well-labelled (pictorial and language) waste disposal bins in public areas, always pairing recycling with landfill. • They can collect the fees for the recycled paper bags that are replacing plastic, mandated by Colorado HB#1162, and use those funds to act ecologically. • They can establish universal curbside waste service for landfill, recycling, and compost. • They can insist that landfill disposal cost more than recycling or composting, for both businesses and residents. If absolutely necessary, they can add a “landfill collection fee.” • They can expand collection and transportation of specific recyclable items not included in Larimer County single stream. Perhaps these items could be chosen by a public vote. • They can insist all pubic buildings offer alternatives to landfill. • They can create a food waste com-

posting system and require all restaurants to use it. • They can require all lodging facilities to disburse Town provided literature explaining the local disposal system and delineating what goes in which trashcan, with explanation of restrictions in size, color, or shape. • They can apply for and obtain federal grants available to ecological endeavors by public entities. • They can incentivize by offering local tax-credits and fee waivers for ecological improvements. • They can minimize governmental red tape required to implement net-zero solutions. • They can write code which encourages ecological sustainability by incentivizing new technology like vertical windmills and heat-pumps. • They can write code which requires actions for the public good. • They can write code prohibiting actions which endanger the public. This is absolutely an incomplete list. Some creative suggestions from the recent Ecological Sustainability Task Force included special parking privileges for electric vehicles, hosting an annual trade show of ecological products, and repainting trash bins in a color scheme that differentiates between landfill, recycling, and compost. All too often citizens ignore the government until the group does or does not do something the individual did not foresee. As an individual citizen, interested in local sustainability, you can: • Hold candidates and officials accountable for their pledges. Track their votes and see if they still feel the same. If they vote against effective climate action, ask for their reasoning. • Check both local and national newspapers for climate action news. Then let elected officials involved know that you support what they are doing. • Attend Town and County (State?) meetings when ecology is on the agenda. Let them see you are interested. • Make climate an issue at local debates and meetings. • Talk to each candidate about their philosophy concerning ecological sustainability. Support the candidate who will support a sustainable Earth. • Vote for real climate action. Both for issues that create viable climate solutions and for candidates who will promote and protect the environment. Actions As An Individual: • Remember that you are alive at just the right time to change everything! • Make landfill diversion a personal goal. • Reduce CO2, methane, and other greenhouse gases at every opportunity. • Insist on honesty in climate risk disclosure. • Electrify everything. • Volunteer for positive climate action. If no organization exists, organize one. • Many people doing small things make a big difference. • Individual action inspires systematic change. Be that individual.

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Estes Park Men’s Golf Association Annual Ryder Cup Competition Results For August 28 & 29 Twenty four members of the Estes Park Men’s Golf association teed it up this past weekend for the annual Ryder Cup format tournament. Each team of twelve, Blue and Red, participated Saturday in nine holes each of team best ball, scramble and alternate shot for a total of twenty seven holes. Sunday’s round included twelve best ball matches of eighteen holes. It was a close match with the Red Team winning by three points. The winning Red Team consisted of: Scott Logan – Captain

Will Casey Brad Doggett Jim Matthies Drew Webb Henry Glover John Coppenhaver Tom Keyworth Rod Unruh Tony Paglia Russ Schnieder Tom Washburn

Way Finder Cleaning is hiring!! Great Pay! Year round work! Great work environment!! No experience necessary. Join Way Finder Cleaning Services, a growing local family-owned company! Great tips! Paid Vacation and sick leave. Birthday & Holiday bonuses! We care about our team members and their families. Paid weekly, earn up to $22 hourly, 4% matching 401k. (720)-570-6944 call today to apply or to find out more! You will be glad that you did.

Looking for cleaning with flexible hours at a mall in down town Estes. $900 for approximately 12 hours a week. 7 days a week with only lighter hours on the weekends.

WorldMark Estes Park Now Hiring for Full Time positions starting at $18/hr! Offering a diverse range of comprehensive health and welfare benefits to meet your needs and support you throughout your career with us. Benefits include: Medical, Vision, Dental and Resort Discounts!

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Rod Unruh, John Copenhaver, Drew Webb, Will Casey, Brad Doggett, Henry Glover, Captain – Scott Logan, Jim Matthies, Tony Paglia and Russ Schnieder.

Estes Park Men’s Golf Association Results For Week Of August 29, 2022 Congrats To All Winners – Net scores Score Ron Thomas 64 Don Bryson 65 Dustin Brown 69 Don Saucier 69 Scott Dorman 69 Jim Toresdahl 70 MikeRiley 70 Tony Paglia 70 Pete Johnson 71 Roger Galloway 72 Mike Williams 72 SteveNagl 72 John Minier 72 Larry Murphy 73 Mike Johnston 73

Stan Osborne 73 Jim Sulzbach 74 AlWagner 74 Mike Bryson 74 Charlie Hanchett 74 Wayne Andersen 74 Chuck Slicker 74 Henry Glover 74 John Tessler 74 Pete Hogue 74 Tom McNeil 74 Brad Anderson 74 Jim Matthies 75 Rod Unruh 75 BillHarms 75 Frank Bartholomew 75 Paul Beeson 75

The Clock Tower at the Water Wheel on West Elkhorn was repaired and reinstalled. Photo by Tim Nicholson

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Are you an enthusiastic, detail-oriented, hardworking individual looking for a long-term career in Estes Park? If so, Estes Park Housing Authority invites you to apply to our fast-paced and growing organization. This Property Manager role requires strong communication and effective customer service skills to deliver our services and products to the Estes Valley Community.

Applications and job description available at the EPHA office or on our website 363 E Elkhorn Ave Suite 101, Estes Park, CO 80517 Or call 970-591-2535 for additional information Resumes are accepted and encouraged. Completed EPHA Employment Application MUST be submitted for consideration of employment. Position open until filled. The Estes Park Housing Authority is an equal opportunity employer.

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Grounds Maintenance crew Leader Responsible for assisting the Grounds Maintenance Supervisor in supervising seasonal crews in the upkeep and projects of the Estes Park Center grounds and landscaping. $15 - $18/hour with full benefits and employee perks.

PT Host/Front of House Assistant apply/send resume to ESTES PARK SCHOOL DISTRICT R-3 VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT BUS DRIVER Estes Park School District R-3 is accepting applications for SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS. Salary range $17.21 - $19.46 with single benefits. Class B with SP2 endorsement preferred. Training will be provided. Questions, please call Dave Coleson at 970-577-0211 ext. 3401 Apply online at onlineapp. Only online applications accepted. Position open until filled. Estes Park School District R-3 is an equal opportunity employer

Join Our Team at Bank of Colorado! Part-Time Front Desk Attendant at the Recreation Center This position will work night and weekend hours and will perform a variety of guest services functions to include general cashier duties, customer service and maintaining a pleasant and clean environment. Recreation Coordinator This full-time benefited position will be responsible for planning and administering youth and adult sports and enrichment programs.

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Three person professional Class A office. Located in Bank of Estes Park building on Saint Vrain. Previous attorney occupied for over 20 years. Two private offices Charming two bedroom with reception, onsite parksecluded cabin located ing. Adjacent tenants are between Estes Park and State Farm and Edward Allenspark. Spacious living areas and huge decks with Jones. $1,600 per month great views. Pot-bellied plus utilities. wood stove and woodContact Thom at Verus burning fireplace plus Commercial, Inc. propane heaters. Recently 303-589-1543 remodeled with new kitchen and appliances and new bath and fixtures. Office Spaces for Rent Very private acreage 1/2 1191 Woodstock Dr. mile down Big Owl Rd Newly Remodeled from highway 7; ten miles 1200 Sq. ft w/ great parkfrom Estes Park, 7 miles ing. Near Hwy 7 & from Allenspark. Close to Fairgrounds. Call Long’s Peak and Twin 402-730-4080 or Sister’s trailheads. Rent 970-420-4388 Lease terms/duration negotiable. Pets MAY be allowed. $1850/mo. Call OFFICE SPACE 970-646-8234 or 6 Offices/Whole 2nd Floor 970-685-7740. 850 sf, Yr. Lease Min. Private Parking, Bathroom, Kitchenette, A/C. Condos Reasonable Rates. Quality Finishes. Condo for Lease Located on River. 3 bd, 2.5 ba. Great unit Call Bret Freedman and location. Unfurnished, 970-215-2494 1 year lease, NP, NS. $2300/mo. 707-706-3781 OFFICE SPACE For Rent


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