Estes Park News, September 9, 2022

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ScotFest Weekend

The best “All Celtic parade” in North America is this Saturday, September 10, at 9:30 a.m. See pipe & drum bands, the Marine Band, dogs of the British Isles, clans, Scottish athletes, dancers, British cars and more. See page 20 for more about this weekend’s 2022 Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival. Photo by Estes Park News

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Section Of Trail Ridge Road In Rocky Mountain National Park Closed Early Sept. 1 For Vehicle Extraction

NPS search and rescue staff and Estes Valley Fire Protection District View of the vehicle off road approximately 500 feet below work to set up lines to help the occupant walk up the steep slope to Trail Ridge Road. Trail Ridge Road. At approximately 8:50 p.m. on Thursday, cue team and law enforcement staff, we District and Estes Park Health. September 1, 2022, Rocky Mountain Na- would like to thank partner agencies who This incident is under investigation. tional Park received a call from a visitor provided key support on this incident, No further information is available. traveling on Trail Ridge Road who saw a including the Estes Valley Fire Protection vehicle off road. A small SUV with one occupant had driven off Trail Ridge Road east of Gore Range Overlook, and the vehicle came to rest approximately 500-feet down the steep slope. While the occupant was being rescued, Trail Ridge Road was temporarily closed for two hours. The occupant, a 54-year old man from Florida, walked up from the vehicle with assistance from park staff and the Estes Valley Fire Protection District and was transported out of the park by Estes Park Health ambulance. Trail Ridge Road was temporarily closed again the morning of September 2, for approximately four hours as park staff and Monarch Towing Company worked to extract the vehicle and all associated debris. Staff work to safely extract the vehicle from a location 500-feet below Trail Ridge In addition to the park's Search and ResPhotos courtesy Rocky Mountain National Park. Road.

Estes Transit Adjusts To 2022 Fall Schedule, Offers Special Event Service 6,400 copies were printed this week, and distributed FREE to hundreds of Estes Valley locations including Allenspark, Glen Haven & Lyons.

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The last day of regular summer service for the following Estes Transit routes will be Sunday, Sept. 11: Gold (Fall River Road and The Stanley Hotel) Blue (Big Thompson Avenue, Dry Gulch Road and Stanley Village) Brown (downtown, East Riverside Drive and Highway 66) Silver (Highway 7, Fish Creek Road, Events Complex and Estes Valley Commu-

nity Center) Green (Express) The Red Route (downtown/Elkhorn Avenue) will continue daily service from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. through Sunday, Oct. 16. Estes Transit will be providing free, special event service for a number of fall and winter events, including Scot Fest (Sept. 10-11), Autumn Gold and Rails in the Rockies (Sept. 24-25), Elk Fest (Oct. 1-2), Tree Lighting Ceremony (Nov. 19) and

Catch the Glow (Nov. 25). Bustang to Estes service will continue running every weekend through Elk Fest (Oct. 1-2). Tickets to ride Bustang to Estes can be purchased at Estes Transit service is provided by the Town of Estes Park and supported by sponsorships. For more information about Estes Transit service, please visit

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Downtown Wayfinding Survey Open To Public Through Sept. 14 The Town of Estes Park invites input from residents and visitors via a survey proposing signage locations and messaging for the Downtown Wayfinding Plan (DWP). The survey features proposed sign locations and messages that were developed following community input gathered in July 2022. To access the survey link, visit the project webpage at through Wednesday, Sept. 14. The primary goal of the DWP is to draw and direct residents and visitors to

explore businesses, attractions, and amenities within downtown Estes Park. Creating a thematic signage program is intended to connect pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles to shopping areas, parks, trails and community attractions. The DWP is led by the Public Works Department with assistance from the project consultant. Learn about the DWP by visiting For more information, please contact project manager Amy Wiles at

Rocky Mountain Craft Spirits Festival Returns To Estes Park Sip, Sample, and Celebrate Colorado’s Craft Distilleries The Rocky Mountain Craft Spirits Festival, presented by Elkins Whisky, returns to the Estes Park Event Center Saturday, Oct. 22 from 1– 4 p.m. This festival showcases the finest spirits the Colorado Rockies have to offer. Festival goers will receive a commemorative tasting glass to sample spirits from over 25 different craft distilleries, listen to live music, hear talks featuring industry experts, play bar games and much more. Tickets for the festival are $40. For those looking to dive a little deeper into Craft Spirits, Whiskey University is hosting a Colorado Whiskey class. This special educational and tasting event is

taught by Executive Bourbon Steward, Whisky Ambassador and Chartered Master Bourbon Taster, Dr. Howell Wright. The Whiskey University class runs from 10 a.m.-noon the day of the Festival and includes a special curriculum designed around our distillery participants, boxed lunch, and early admission to the Festival. Tickets are $90 and space is limited to 20 students. For more information and to purchase tickets please visit Lodging specials for attendees can be found through event sponsors, Quality Inn of Estes Park and Murphy’s Resort.

The charge(s) are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. On 9/01/2022 at 3:00 p.m. police were called to a report of a trespass in the 400 block of Wonderview Avenue. On scene, police contacted a 53 year old male from Estes Park who was arrested and charged with second degree burglary and theft. The male was transported to the Larimer County Jail. On 9/02/2022 at 8:02 a.m. police were called to a disturbance in the 200 block of 2nd Street. On scene they contacted a 35 year old male from Estes Park and charged him with a violation of bail bond conditions, domestic violence, third degree assault, child abuse and failure to securely store a firearm. He was arrested

and transported to the Larimer County Jail. On 9/03/2022 at 5:15 p.m. police responded to a motor vehicle accident in the 300 block of Wonderview Avenue. The 30 year old male driver from Littleton, Colorado was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol and was charged with DUI, DUI per se, careless driving and failure to present evidence of insurance. He was arrested and transported to the Larimer County Jail. On 9/04/2022 at 9:20 a.m. police contacted a transient 48 year old female in the 300 block of East Elkhorn Avenue. The female was found to be wanted on a warrant for failure to appear. She 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 28, the Estes Valley Fire Protection District (EVFPD) responded to 14 calls for serv-

ice. This included: • Emergency medical (assist EPH): 2 • Smoke Investigation: 5 • HazMat Cleanup: 1 • High Angle Rope Rescue: 1 • Motor Vehicle Crash (MVC): 3 • Alarm Activation: 2

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A Perfect Blend Of Arts, Crafts And People Last Saturday was bright and sunny, a perfect day for the start of the 2022 Estes Park Labor Day Arts and Crafts Show at Bond Park. Hosted by the Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary Club, the proceeds from the show benefit local and global Rotary projects.

shared with us that this was the first time she was displaying her pottery at the show and was quite pleased by the friendly volunteers and enthusiastic first day crowds. A bit farther on, we spotted our friend Claire Beesley, with her quilts on display in a booth she was sharing with face painters. Drawing closer, we saw Lucee and Tegan, daughters of Wendy and Zach Bruchwalski, having their faces painted. As they giggled and laughed, Claire told us about making quilts for 20 years and participating in the craft show. Next, we stopped by to talk with Alan Martens from Loveland, the kettle corn master craftsman who’s a mainstay at

Lisa Nevot discusses her artwork with Mayor Wendy Koenig at the 2022 Estes Park Labor Day Arts and Crafts Show.

Wearing my mayor’s shirt and name badge, I left home mid-morning, with husband Roger to go check things out on the first day of the show. At Bond Park, we started going booth-to-booth. To my delight, one artist after another thanked me for the helpful volunteers that were “doing it right” by helping participants with booth set up. After making clear that I had nothing to do with the setup, I told each of the artists that I’d share their thanks with the Rotarians.


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Alan Martens, the kettle corn master craftsman from Loveland is a regular at festivals and craft shows in Estes Park.

events in Estes. The slogan at his booth is “Lighten up and let it pop.” Anyone who encounters Alan knows the slogan fits him to a tee. He’s here for the art and craft show this weekend, is at the Farmer’s Market each week and will participate in his 21st Scottish Festival next week. Way to ‘pop” Alan! In the car, as we headed home, Roger started teasing me, saying that me, wearing the mayor shirt and badge certainly Rebecca Browning sells her pottery at encouraged artists and tourists to say the 2022 Estes Park Labor Day Arts and nice things about Estes Park, its townsCrafts Show at Bond Park. people and the Sunrise Rotary Club. Pushing back on Roger, I said I didn’t At one booth, artist Lisa Nevot pulled us think the shirt or badge had anything to in with a friendly wave. Lisa shared that do with it, that Estes Park is a good place she lives in Fort Collins and loves coming with good people. Then, I suggested we up here to paint outdoors. After I made test his theory when we go to the 46th Lisa aware of the Plein Air opportunity Scottish Irish Highland Festival on Sepoccurring here each August, she made me tember 9-11th and the 47th Fine Arts aware of the water dish she provides pets Guild of the Rockies Arts and Craft show in her booth, offering up that it’s the only on September 17 -18th. Please join us as we do.

Featuring: 10 Year, Quarter Cask, Lore & 25 Year...Plus a few surprises! Tickets: $85 Claire Beesley from Estes Park has been making quilts and attending craft shows for 20 years.

amenity she found wanting in the organization of the entire show. At another booth, artist Rebecca Browning told us about coming here from Taos Their faces freshly painted, Estes Park many times over the years as a tourist and locals Lucee and Tegan Bruchwalski pose staying at the KOA campground. She for a picture with Claire Beesley.

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9/11 Memorial Stair Climb And 5K Event In Estes Park This Sunday 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 held this Sunday, 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. 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 Firefighter 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 closed Sept. 4th Early packet pick up started Sept. 1 Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Estes Valley Fire Station 901 N. Saint Vrain Avenue Estes Park, CO.

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HUGE DISCOUNTS! OUR ANNUAL END OF SEASON SALE IN PROGRESS. Closing for the season on October 1st due to our construction project. Everything must go! Best prices of the season. And these are only the first-shift volunteers. Thanks to all our volunteers!




Estes Recycles Day: Volunteers Made It Happen Volunteers from across the Estes Valley came out in great numbers to show their support for recycling at Estes Recycles Day on Saturday, August 27. Estes Recycles Day is entirely organized and run by volunteers, with planning starting in spring each year. Without the enthusiasm and hard work of these willing participants, the event would not be possible. The town generously provides the location (the main parking at the Events Complex) where the large space benefits traffic flow to the various stations. Seventy-five volunteers from the League of Women Voters Community Recycling Committee, the Rotary Club (both Sunrise Rotary and the Noon Rotary Club of Estes Park), and other community friends helped more than 274 households to properly dispose of personal documents, scrap metal and electronics. Donations for shredding help support


Rotary scholarships for our local high school students, while fees for electronics cover the costs for transportation and safe disposal through EcoCycle/CHaRM in Boulder. Scrap metal was transported to a front range location that accepts metal for recycling. The Community Recycling Committee has recently collaborated with the state organization PaintCare, helping to establish leftover paint drop-off sites at local businesses: Estes Park Lumber and Park Supply Paint. This meant there was no need for a separate paint station at this year’s event, as paint can now be recycled whenever those stores are open. (Be sure to call first or visit to find out exactly what is accepted.) Could you benefit from 14 helpful recycling tips? Visit and scroll to “How to Recycle Right” to review a range of tips, some of which may surprise you.

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National Philanthropy Day Is Back

Save the date! National Philanthropy Day is back in person. Registration opens September 19 for all elements of the event: individuals may RSVP for the event, community members may nominate a philanthropist of the year (Youth, Business, Enduring Service, Katie Speer, and Shavlik Nonprofit of the Year awards), and nonprofits may register for a table. Registration and more information available at

By: Karen McPherson, Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center National Philanthropy Day returns to the YMCA of the Rockies on November 10. This is a celebration of philanthropy in our community, an invitation to all volunteers, donors, nonprofits, board members, and those who are “giving-curious” to a night of great food and drinks, philanthropy awards, and a presentation on the state of philanthropy in our community. Nonprofit organizations are invited to attend this event in order to share information and updates related to their organization. Think of this as nonprofit prom meets state of the union. The event is free; dinner and drinks are provided. There are three ways to play: 1) attend the event, 2) represent your nonprofit at the event, and 3) nominate a philanthropist to be recognized in front of their peers and community (‘cause they deserve it!). First, this event is open to any and all interested in or participating in creating a culture of philanthropy in our community. It is free. Come! RSVP starting on September 19 at

Second, any nonprofit interested in presenting information must register ahead of time. National Philanthropy Day is limited to 24 staffed nonprofit table spaces, however more table space will be available for nonprofits to leave information should they prefer to network and mingle. Third, community members are encouraged to nominate a philanthropist of the year in any of the following categories: Youth, Business, Enduring Service, Katie Speer Philanthropist of the Year, and the (new in ‘22) Shavlik Nonprofit of the Year. People work hard in this community. Help us shout out some gratitude to the kid in school who is finding their giving heart, that lady who always volunteers, the nonprofit you find makes great impact in our community, your favorite giving business, anyone who is doing good in the neighborhood. Nominations open September 19 and close October 14. Nominate, RSVP, and register at The Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center works to connect, support and inspire our nonprofit community. We create a Culture of Philanthropy in Estes Park.

Calling Nonprofits To The Table By: Karen McPherson, Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center Two different fall events invite nonprofits to informally present their organization’s services and updates to the local community. Both require preregistration. National Philanthropy Day returns to the YMCA of the Rockies on November 10. This is a celebration of philanthropy in our community, an invitation to all volunteers, donors, nonprofits, board members, and those who are “giving-curious” to a night of great food and drinks, philanthropy awards, and a presentation on the state of philanthropy in our community. A (new) Community Resource Fair on October 4th, hosted by EVICS Family Resource Center, at the Event Center invites all community members to learn about the myriad of services and opportunities available in the Estes Valley. There will be

speakers presenting on Universal Pre-K and Immigration Law. There is a long window of time (from noon - 6 p.m.) to visit with representatives from clubs, nonprofits, government programs, interest groups and more. There is no upper limit to the number of organizations that can participate in the Community Resource Fair; register via National Philanthropy Day is limited to 24 staffed nonprofit table spaces, however more table space will be available for nonprofits to leave information should they prefer to network and mingle. Register via For any questions about either of these events, email The Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center works to connect, support, and inspire our area nonprofits, both within the nonprofit network and between the nonprofits and our community at large.

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Registration For Giving Guest Now Open By: Karen McPherson, Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center

nonprofit sectors Giving Guests can support include: Arts and Culture; ConGuests love to stay and play in the Estes servation, Recreation, and EnvironValley. There are ment; Emergency roughly 400+ and Human Servguests for ices, Community every resident and Education; and ALL of us Healthcare and rely on (either Wellness; and directly or inYouth and Famidirectly) or lies. enjoy services Anyone can provided by visit the platform local nonprofdesigned for doits: conservanations at epgivtion, family Go programs, see how it works! emergency This program services, the launched last joy of murals, April and is exetc. The Giving pected to become a We have 4.6 M guests who are proud to Guest program standard for giving visit Estes Park. They are part of this comgives visitors an munity. If every guest gave one dollar to sup- back, both in our opportunity to community and as port the services provided by nonprofits in support the serv- the Estes Valley….that would be a huge im- a model for other ices and nonpact. The Giving Guest program is in its first tourism-based profit organiza- year; nonprofits who are not currently regis- economies. Giving tions that make tered are invited to “jump in” and benefit Guest is a partnerthis town–and its from this program. ship between residents–healthy United Way of and strong. Larimer County, Estes Chamber, and The Giving Guest program is designed Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center. to allow guests (and locals alike) to Nonprofit organizations who would choose a nonprofit sector that is meanlike to participate in this collaborative ingful to them and makes an impactful fundraising effort are invited to sign up connection with the community. Local via by October 1, 2022.

Estes Park Quota Offers Student Grants


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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Estes Park Quota Club is ready to embark on another year of community service. Every year the Student Grant Committee awards funds to Estes Valley resi-

dents desiring to further or continue their education at an institution of higher learning. Check out our ad on page 17 in this week’s EP News to request an application.

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‘Tales Of A Vietnam Helicopter Pilot’ At The Next Aviation Club Meeting An Estes Park U. S. Army veteran will speak about his long journey from jumping out of airplanes to teaching others to fly helicopters through foul weather in battlefield conditions. Retired Maj. Virgil Yarbrough will share his experiences during a presentation at the Estes Park Aviation Club on Wednesday, September 14. Yarbrough joined the U. S. Army at the age of 16, volunteering as a paratrooper. After Jump School at Fort Bragg, N.C., Yarbrough was assigned to the elite 82nd Airborne Division, then the historic 11th Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Ky. He was then stationed in Germany. In 1959 he returned to the United States for Ranger School, then served in Korea for 15 months. After completing Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia, Yarbrough applied to helicopter flight school. He flew Hiller H23 (the Raven) helicopters at Fort Wolters, Texas, then the Sikorski H-19 at Fort Rucker, Alabama, where he became

an instructor pilot. In 1965 Yarbrough deployed to Vietnam with the 145th Aviation Battalion in Saigon and Bien Hoa to fly the early model HUEY gunships, which required significant armament modifications by their crews. After his first tour he was assigned to the 14th Armored Cavalry, patrolling the Czechoslovakia-German border. In early 1968 he trained on the new AH 1G Cobra gunships. He returned to Vietnam in one of the first Cobra units, working with the 25th Infantry Division in Cú Chi with a dual mission: protect troop carrier helicopters and serve as fire teams to support ground units. Yarbrough comments that in Vietnam helicopters were critical and fatalities were high, with losses of more than 4,000 helicopter pilots and crew members, and more than 5,000 helicopters out of 11,800 deployed. At the time helicopter pilots in Vietnam lacked in-depth instrument training. The assumption that helicopter pilots could evade bad weather was challenged by factors such as terrain, monsoon, weight, altitude, heat, and air density. When Yarbrough returned to the U. S. in 1969, he helped start the first helicopter instrument flight program, at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Ga. Yarbrough retired in 1974. He was awarded the Silver Star in 1969 for valor in Vietnam. Join us at the American Legion Building, 850 N. St. Vrain Ave. to hear Mr. Yarbrough’s story. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

Estes Park Woman's Club Meeting September 14 Estes Park Woman's Club begins the 2022-2023 year with their first meeting at the historic MacGregor Ranch, 1301 Clara Drive, on Wednesday, September 14, 2022. The meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. ending around 1 p.m. Members and guests will enjoy fellowship and a box lunch from the Big Horn Restaurant. After lunch an informative program featuring Jayne Zmijewski and her dog Kodi ToHo, a chocolate Labrador Retriever trained as a search and rescue dog. Jayne 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 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 Attendees will be contacted via email to make reservations and menu choices. Deadline for luncheon reservations is Friday, September 9th. For 110 years the Estes Park Woman's Club has been influential supporting the library, EP schools, RMNP, Salud Clinic, Crossroads, and other non-profit organizations in the Estes Valley area.


COMING TO ESTES PARK INTERNATIONAL CHURCH AT THE LODGE DIRECTIONS: 1820 S St Vrain Ave Estes Park, CO Saturday Sept. 10th. @ 6pm. Sunday Sept. 11th. @ 10am.

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.

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Rails In The Rockies Celebrates 25th Anniversary Save the date. Rails in the Rockies is coming to town on September 24 and 25 at the Estes Park Event Center. This model railroad show is hosted by the Estes Valley Model Railroaders. It will be their 25th Anniversary celebration putting on this show for the enjoyment of sharing the fun and expertise of model railroading. If you haven’t been for awhile…or never been… consider spending a few hours looking at a LEGO train layout, admiring the art work on the various layouts, browsing the vendors, playing the Seek and Search

game, watching the complication of a train switching yard, enjoying children having fun with an interactive train layout, learn some history about trains and toy trains and watch a demonstrations of modeling, scenery construction. All this for only $10.00 with children 12 and under free and a special $20 rate for families. Cash is preferred. Rails in the Rockies, September 24 10-5, September 25 9-4, Estes Park Event Center, adults $10.00 and children 12 and under free. Free parking and free shuttle to downtown Estes Park. Come join us. All aboard!

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Colorado Legislative Candidates Coming To The Estes Valley On Sunday, September 18, Janice orado House previously representing Marchman, Democratic candidate for portions of the Counties of Boulder, Colorado Senate District 15, and Judy Grand, Jackson, Gilpin, Summit, and Amabile, Democratic Clear Creek. After redistrictcandidate for Colorado ing, Judy’s House District 49 House District 49, will includes portions of Boulder, be in Estes Park for a Larimer, Gilpin, and Clear candidate meet-andCreek Counties. Judy has an greet event. MBA from CU Boulder. She is Co-founder of Polar Bottle, a The event will be from Boulder manufacturer. 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on the 18th, at the large picnic During Judy’s term in the shelter (the “Osprey”) in Colorado House, she successJudy Amabile Stanley Park at 380 fully sponsored measures conCommunity Drive. cerning mental health care, fire insurance reform, gun After redistricting in safety, and criminal justice re2021, SD15 and HD49 form. She looks forward to overlap in large portions continuing to develop legislaof Larimer and Boulder tion to further help Colorado’s Counties. HD49 also families and retirees. See covers Gilpin and Clear Judy’s website at JudyAmaCreek Counties. SD15 and HD49 include all Estes Valley precincts. Both Janice and Judy supJancie Marchman port protecting our voting The Senate candidate, rights and preserving our precious Janice Marchman, is a trained systems engineer, a math teacher in the Loveland democracy. Please come on the 18th to meet these two excellent candidates for school system, and a former VP of the our Colorado Senate and House in Thompson School Board. Janice’s areas 2022. of emphasis include education, voting rights, environmental and wildfire isIf you are closer to Pinewood Springs, sues, reproductive rights and healthcare, or are not available on the 18th, Janice equality, and other issues impacting will be in Pinewood Springs on Septemworking families, seniors and Veterans. ber 21 at 6:00 p.m. at the Colorado See Janice’s website at JaniceForColCherry Company. Judy also is hoping to join Janice at that gathering on the 21st. House candidate, Judy Amabile, alThe Estes Park event is an outdoor ready has served one term in the Colshelter house event. We are mask

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Help The Elk Stay Untangled Photos by Kris Hazelton

Time to stow away your swings, hammocks, volleyball nets, tomato cages By: Kris Hazelton

The elk rut in the Estes Valley is underway and Colorado Parks and Wildlife now urges us to please look around our homes, yards and businesses for items that the elk may get tangled up in. Just last week a large bull got his antlers caught in the ropes of a swing-set swing. The bull walked by and tried to spar with the swing, causing the entanglement. Passers-by called Colorado Parks and Wildlife to get help and a wildlife officer arrived and drug immobilized the bull and freed him. Luckily, this story had a happy

ending but if help doesn’t arrive quickly enough, elk have been known to struggle so hard that they fracture their skulls and tragically die in these entrapments. When bull elk are pumped up with testosterone, anything that moves can be of interest. Swings, hammocks, volleyball nets and tire swings blowing in the wind pose a challenge for the elk and they will approach these items and try to spar with them. This can be a very dangerous practice as their antlers can easily become entangled in these items we have all around our homes and yards. CPW is urging all residents to bring these items in for the fall, to avoid any en-

counters such as the entangled elk shown on this page. Lets make sure to look over our yards and bring in anything that might pose an entrapment hazard for our resident elk with which we share our beautiful mountain community. Also, CPW wants to remind everyone to enjoy watching the elk rut, but please do so at a safe and respectable distance to the animals. Even though it is fun and educational to watch this display remember, these are wild animals, in the midst of their mating season. The bulls are concerned with one thing, and one thing only, mating with as many of the females

in their harem as they can. The elk don’t care who or what is in their way, their goal is to pass down their genes to their offspring. It is extremely dangerous to get too close to these wild animals. 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.” Never attempt to touch or feed wildlife, it's dangerous and illegal. There's a reason it's called wildlife.


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Rock, Caber, Sheaf Throughout the year Estes Park serves up a smorgasbord of sounds, sights and tastes: Autumn Gold, Catch the Glow, Duck Race, Wool Market, Estes Park Marathon, Rooftop Rodeo and more. Those of us blessed with Celtic bloodlines know in our bone marrow that ALL other events are simply warmup acts—dress rehearsals, if you will—leading to The Big One on the weekend after Labor Day, when Stanley Park transforms from grassy expanse to multiple venues for celebrating The Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival. Over the years our family has evolved a routine. Patrick and I rise early to shuttle a car to the High School, where we pay ten bucks for parking; EPHS band director Kaylin Brennan is there at 7:00 a.m. to take our money. Late that afternoon, still humming Irish ditties, stuffed with turkey legs and shepherd’s pie, slightly wobbly from single malt and black and tans, laden with Irish CDs and new Celtic gear, we head wearily, happily back home, designated driver TBA. If one hundred and fifty massed pipers playing “Scotland the Brave” doesn’t spark your soul you must be English—or worse. If scores of step-dancing tweens and teens clad in spangled garb click-clacking on Masonite doesn’t quicken your pulse, you must be English—or worse. If the sight of burly men tossing a telephone poles and hay bales high into the air doesn’t arouse your spirit you must be English—or worse. If shepherd’s pie and a black and tan (what we Irish call half and half), or a turkey leg and Macallan 18 won’t pleasure your palate, you probably are English—or worse. But enough about Perfidious Albion and eight-hundred-long-years-of-oppression. Let’s get Gaelic. Lizzie, Eileenie, Caroline, Heather, Patrick, Eileen, Doug, Andi and I assemble at the 34/36 junction and stake out places to watch the parade: Dogs of the British Isles (Labs, Goldens, Bulldogs, Yorkshires), skirling pipe bands and firetrucks, clans cheering and tossing candy at people lining the streets. Postparade we walk to the fairgrounds inside a happy host of kilt-clad gents and ladies in traditional garb, right down to Claddagh rings, tartans and ghillies. Thirty-four years ago I first walked in the dust of the bones of my ancestors, near Miltown Malbay on Ireland’s west coast where my ancestor Edward Hogan was born in 1837. That summer I also stumbled around a men’s haberdashery in Galway, indecisively twiddling a striking rust-grey hat I was considering for purchase. I put it back in the bin and walked to another aisle to examine tweed jackets, returned and picked up the hat again. Was it too loud? Just right? Where and when might I wear it? Would

people laugh at me? I put it down and wandered more. After a few minutes of dawdling I picked up the lid again and approached a clerk. “I’m having some difficulty making a decision; does this hat look like it’s right for me?” “That’s not the question, laddie. Are ye man enough for the hat?” “I’ll take two.” Vanity of vanity, saith the preacher, and I wear one of those hats each September, along with my Lee Valley vest and grandfather shirt from Kenny Woolen Mills in Lahinch. Several years ago The Mountain Men sang at evening tattoo. We were gentlemen of a certain age; I was in my seventies, one of the younger lads. Our role was vocal accompaniment to pipers and a military band. While I can’t remember what we sang (“Amazing Grace?”), I well remember fifteen octogenarians standing at attention for what seemed hours as steady rain drenched our blue blazers and the arena infield turned to soggy mud pooling at our feet. The second night I forsook dress shoes and wore more amenable clodhoppers in the mucky mire; at least the rain was warm. Our family has enjoyed the abundant varieties of music at the festival, including omnipresent pipers, the angelvoiced Gothard Sisters from Seattle, the pounding rhythms of Albannach, Kansas City’s amazing Fountain City Brass Band, Seamus Kennedy’s whimsical Irish songs inviting audience participation, and more. On the hour we troop down to the lake shore as a dozen mortars and cannons boom in succession. Trebuchets loft bowling balls high over Lake Estes on a trajectory designed to flatten Nessie, the inflatable Loch Ness avatar basking in the sunlit estuary. Nessie enjoys a charmed reality: there have been no hits in decades. There’s not enough space in this column to describe the robust jousting, let along the strongman competition, when brawny mesomorphs toss the caber, lift the sheaf and throw the weight. Come see for yourself. What began forty-six years ago when a small group met for a few hours by the water wheel on West Elkhorn has evolved into a multi-day extravaganza celebrating everything Celtic. Estes Park’s resident historian James Pickering describes the festival as “something more than entertainment and good fun for an early fall afternoon, though it is that. It is also, by turns, the celebration of heritage and tradition, family and friends, patriotism and pride—an unforgettable experience for young and old alike.” A tip o’ the tam to founder Jim Durward and his hard-working team. Fair play to ye all. Slainte! “May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.” Edward Abbey Reader response welcome:

Tia And Ezra Need A New Loving And Forever Home

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.

Estes Park Pet Association is trying to help find someone who will love 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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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 leadership 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.

Estes Park Garden Club Meeting

Join us on Monday, September 12 at 10:30 a.m. at the Estes Valley Library Hondius Room for our program, “Create your own Homegrown National Park.” Speakers will be Doug Tallamy, U of Delaware and Jeffrey Boring, Estes Valley Land Trust. How can we as Estes Valley gardeners

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use our properties to save and regenerate biodiversity? We live at the gateway of Rocky Mountain National Park. Can we use similar conservation practices in our own backyards? Let’s find out more with Doug Tallamy & Jeffrey Boring. This meeting is free and open to the public. All are welcome!

New Season Starts September 14th! If interested in playing or starting a team contact Joyce Hughes at (970) 586-2281

Jim and Betty

New owners Steve and Andrea Colburn with their two sons

Thank you Estes Park for 50 wonderful years The Ore Cart Rock Shop has been a mainstay on West Elkhorn since 1972. Now after 50 years owner Jim Hull is retiring. The store, a long time favorite of locals and visitors alike, has been sold. As of July 1st the new owners are Steve and Andrea Colburn from Loveland. They are determined to keep the came high quality products at fair prices with great service that has made The Ore Cart successful for five decades. Jim and his wife Betty would like to thank their great staff who are continuing with the Colburns. These great employees over the years have made The Ore Cart the success it is today. A very special thanks to Dena Bohn who retired last January after 36 years as manager and to excellent new manager Toma Rankin. Again, thank you to our wonderful community. We love it here and will continue to enjoy the mountains and wildlife from our home on the north end. Please stop in to greet new owners Steve and Andrea.

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Charlie Chaplin Returns To The Historic Park Theatre lie Chaplin. “When I first started playing silents, of course I knew who Charlie Chaplin was, but I didn’t realize how special he was. Since a big part of many silent movies is gimmicks and slapstick, many actors were simply a way to trigger those events. Chaplin, though, had a persona, an identity unlike any other actor on the screen. He had a personality and was able to relate that personality without the use of spoken words. He had a whole collection of character traits that were unique and very entertaining. He had a lot of fan appeal and even today when we present a silent movie show, the most Charlie Chaplin, the first really big star common question asked is “Will there of the movies, had a number of qualities be a Charlie Chaplin film?” unlike any of his fellow actors of the His movies were special. There were a silent movie era. lot of very good actors in the silents, but First there were the facial expressions. Chaplin is clearly at the top of the list. In He could portray joy, sorrow, love, fear 1894 he started acting on stage at the age and a host of other emotions without of 5 and by the time he was 19 was saying a word. working at a movie studio for $150 a He had that walk; a sort of waddle week. He also directed his first that was distinctly his own; walkfilm at that young age and ing along in the oversize shoes went on to direct many films and twirling the cane as he in which he starred. By walked while sporting the 1915 he was so popular derby he always wore. that he was touted as one of the highest paid people He had a number of actions in the world and soon that were present in many of was working for the Muhis films. For example, antual Film Corporation for other person might fall or be $10000 a week. He conunconscious so Charlie tinued to make silent would quickly pour a drink. movies through 1938, reThe other person never got luctant to work in “talkies.” the drink; Charlie would conHe was cited in Times magsume it. Then there was the azine as one of the 100 most fumbling in his pocket for a tip. influential men of the 20th cenAfter a few seconds of searching, tury for the laughter he had he would look at the supposed rebrought to millions and also for the cipient of the tip and shake his head, or flip a coin, look at it and shake his head fact that he was well-known internationally. In 1999 the American Film Institute to the would-be recipient, indicating named him the 10th greatest male actor there was no tip to be given. of classic Hollywood cinema. He had a little laugh. Not the roaring belly laugh of a larger person, but a quiet There’s a chance to see Charlie on the little laugh that said he was amused with screen at the Park Theatre on September 14 in “The Adventurer”, where he porwhat he had just done. He was slightly built, not a big man, so trays an escaped convict who infiltrates high society. Even though he is tracked he often outsmarted his adversaries. and pursued by law enforcement, he In “The Rink,” he did his own roller manages to stay one step ahead of the skating and he proved to be very athletic. He did his own swimming in “The law and enjoy a lot of the perks of the upper class while doing so. It is a great Adventurer.” film of the silent era. After “The AdvenThe mustache became one of his tradeturer” two more films will be shown: marks, along with the derby, which he “One Week” starring Buster Keaton and would sometimes tip or flip to amuse a “Fluttering Hearts” starring Charlie lady. Chase. Even though all three are silent The chase scenes were always enterfilms, they are all different, showing a taining. He was smaller but quicker than different level of slapstick and a different most of the people chasing him and he style of comedy. All three films will be almost always was able to outsmart accompanied by the piano music of them. In one movie, he puts a lampScott Wilseck. shade over his head so he could look like So make your way to the historic Park a floor lamp to hide while the foe Theatre on September 14. The films searches for him. start at 2 p.m., but the piano music starts He usually won the girl. He was just at 1:30. Step back in time and relax to too charming to resist. good family entertainment. It might be He was known as “the little tramp,” a 2022 outside the theatre, but once you delightful character whose appearances step inside you will be back in the 1920s. and actions on the screen were pretty The theatre, which is the oldest movie consistent from movie to movie. theatre west of the Mississippi River, Scott Wilseck, who has accompanied looks pretty much the same as it did 100 silent movies with piano music for many years ago. It is a unique entertainment years, had several thoughts about Char- experience.

Sophia Ramirez 10th Grade Congratulations to Sophia Ramirez, the Estes Park High School Student of the Week for September 9, 2022. Sophia is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jesus and Norma Ramirez. At school her favorite class is art and she is a cheerleader. She has a 3.37 GPA. Outside of school she likes swimming, listening to music and reading. She has one older brother. Sophia’s favorite place to travel to is Chihuahua, Mexico, to visit her family. Her favorite positive quote is, “Friends don’t lie” and the best piece of advice she’s received is to “Talk less, listen more.” After high school, she plans to go to college to become a teacher or psychologist.

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The Fine Arts Guild Of The Rockies Presents: Sandra Wong

September 17th at 7 p.m. Get ready for another free concert at Performance Park, this month featuring internationally renowned violinist, Sandra Wong. Sandra Wong began studying classical violin at age seven and pursued a goal of becoming a concert violinist for fifteen years until she discovered fiddling, and her world was turned upside down! Her

focus then shifted from striving for technical perfection, to connecting with other people and cultures through music, as a way to build community and express our common humanity. Opening this door with an exploration of Irish, Oldtime, and Bluegrass music, her folk music journey has moved her into her current livelihood of teaching, performing, recording, and collaborating with other musicians from a diverse range of musical genres. In addition to violin, Sandra plays the 14th century Swedish folk instrument, the nyckelharpa, which has been an integral part of her music since she discovered the instrument in 1999 and fell in love. Come enjoy an evening of beautiful, emotional, and diverse world music. Admission is free! Donations are accepted for our scholarship fund for two graduating seniors who plan to major in the arts. Lawn chairs/blankets are encouraged. Visit for more information.

World Class Music Comes To The Old Gallery In Allenspark

Where can you hear music by one of the world’s premiere string quartets? Just head to The Old Gallery in Allenspark on Saturday, September 17. “This is the sixth appearance of the Takács Quartet and we’ve sold out in advance for every appearance,” said The Old Gallery Board President Laurie Von Wald. “Proceeds help fund our nonprofit efforts in our mountain community, including the Community Cupboard Food Bank, Community Closet, health and wellness programs, activities and events.” The quartet consists of Edward Dusinberre, violin; Harumi Rhodes, violin; Richard O’Neill, viola and András Fejér, cello. Members of the Takács Quartet are Faculty Fellows at the University of Colorado Boulder where they have helped develop a string program with a special emphasis on chamber music. The quartet is known to play with a unique blend of drama, warmth and humor, that combines four distinct musical personalities

and brings fresh insights to the string quartet repertoire. The quartet has been the recipient of three Gramophone Awards, a Grammy Award, three Japanese Record Academy Awards, Disc of the Year at the inaugural BBC Music Magazine Awards and Ensemble Album of the Year at the Classical Brits. It performs regularly in venues like the Aspen Music Festival, but they have grown to love performing for audiences along the Peak-to-Peak Highway. Tickets are $60 and are available at The Old Gallery and There are a limited number of tickets available for this event and it’s usually a sell-out. The Old Gallery is located at 14863 Colorado Highway 7, next to the Allenspark Fire Station. Carpooling to the event is encouraged as parking is limited at The Old Gallery. Fortunately, overflow parking is available east of the Gallery on the Highway 7 right of way and in the parking lot just on the other side of the fire station.

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Estes Park Community Theatre Auditions Sept. 11-12 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.

Politics: Can We Talk? An interactive program to practice having open and positive conversations. Public invited! Join the League of Women Voters of Estes Park on Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 10-11:30 a.m. at the American Legion, located at 850 N. Saint Vrain Ave., for an interactive program to practice having open and positive conversations. "We are excited to be partnering with the League of Women Voters to help host these important conversations," states EVRJP Director Denise Lord. The program is in collaboration with Community Conversations, a joint program between Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership (EVRJP) and the Estes Valley Library, with a mission to improve public communication, pro-

mote active community problemsolving and elevate conversations in the Estes Valley. Community Conversations staff and volunteers will help facilitate interactive Living Room Conversations to bring together small, diverse groups of participants to engage in dialogue. The program is free of charge and open to the public and registration is not required. Attendees will be given a choice of topic and will be interacting with 4-5 others using a structured format. The program will begin promptly at 10 a.m. Please arrive early if you would like to visit with other attendees. All participants are encouraged to invite a friend to attend. Learn more about Estes Valley Community Conversations at

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I am trying to get this article written and sent to Estes Park News in time. I am racing a deadline. Why? I have had my nephew visiting from Baton Rouge, LA for the weekend. He has been a delightful guest. He is my brother’s, (deceased), son and namesake. There is a medical conference in Denver this week so he came early to stay awhile with me. I got us a pass to Bear Lake and we really enjoyed that entire trip but there were no moose to be seen at Sprague Lake. I love having guests but he has been exceptional. He is on my tractor cutting the lot right now. I have learned to always try to have some prepared meals in the freezer. That way the hostess is free to “go with the flow.” I had a stuffed pasta shell dish from my last recipe in the freezer which served us well on our return from Bear Lake. With that thought in mind, I think you might like the recipe below. It is an enchilada casserole, doubled recipe, one to eat and one to freeze.

Baked Enchilada Casserole Oven 350 degrees. Makes 2 casseroles 30-6 inch corn tortillas 3 lbs. ground beef 2 large chopped onions 1 jalapeño seeded and chopped 4 minced garlic cloves 2 cans drained pinto beans 2 cans cream of chicken soup

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2 cans cream of mushroom soup 2 cans Rotel tomato/chilies, undrained 2 cans enchilada sauce Pepper sauce to taste 4 cups shredded Mexican cheese Grease two 9 x 13 pans. Cut tortillas into eighths and set aside. In a large pan, cook beef, onions, jalapeño and garlic until beef is no longer pink. Stir in the rest of ingredients, except the cheese. Spread 2 and 2/3 cups of meat mixture into each pan. Top each with a layer of tortillas. Repeat layers, ending with meat mixture. Top with equal amounts of cheese. Cool one casserole before covering and freezing. Bake one covered at 350 for 20 minutes and let stand for 10 minutes before serving. To use 2nd casserole, allow to defrost in refrigerator overnight. Allow to come to room temperature and bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Enjoy. My dog, Sunshine has had a grand time this weekend. She has been pampered by my nephew with so many walks and fetching her ball. We also let her come for rides with us. Oh, but those rides can be so tiring! She has slept well after all of her excursions. My email: Bon Appétit.

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 970-5994671. 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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Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival This Weekend September 9-11, 2022 The Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival coming to Estes Park this weekend brings the best Celtic music, Irish and Highland dance, jousting, exhibition dogs, and regional flair to the “Celtic Capital of North America,” Estes Park. In the early 1970s Estes Park was like most mountain towns relying on summer tourism with ended with Labor Day weekend. 46 years ago the festival's founder, Dr. James Durward, a resident of Estes Park, had a vision to extend the fall season to the valley. He started this festival recognizing that September was a beautiful time for people to come to the mountains and with the perfect temperature, all that was needed was an event. And the Longs Peak Scottish Irish Highland Festival came into being. Over the years this festival has become the most attended event in Estes Park. With live music, a parade, highland dancing, a pipping competition, and plenty of athletic events to attend, the Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival is great for the entire family. This year’s festival takes place from Friday to Sunday, September 9th – 11th, 2022 at the Estes Park Fairgrounds and Event Center. Don’t miss the best Celtic parade in North America in downtown Estes Park

on Elkhorn Avenue. The parade kicks off at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, September 10 and will give you and idea of all of the fun you’ll have at the festival. With the purchase of your passes you’ll enjoy piping competitions, dance competitions, the dogs of the British Isles, living history, Highland Games and Strongman competition Highland cattle and more! Musical entertainment will include: Steel City Rovers Albannach: Syr Chambless & Muse Ian Gould Bryne And Kelly (from Celtic Thunder) Brother Angus Gobs O' Phun Scott Jeffers The Traveler Tullamore The Byrne Brothers The Brigadoons The Longs Peak Scottish Irish Highland Festival has been a highlight of September in Estes Park for 46 years; don’t miss it! Tickets are on sale at or at the gate. Call 970-586-6308 for more information. All photos by Estes Park News

Street Closures In Effect Sept. 10 For Scottish-Irish Highland Festival Parade 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. 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. 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 both the Town of Estes Park (Estes Transit) and Rocky Mountain National Park (Hiker Shuttle) will be impacted. Beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7, Estes Transit will provide express service from the Scot Fest Entrance Stop at Manford Ave. and Community Dr. to West Park Center on W. Elkhorn Ave. with the last departure from the Events Complex at 9:15 a.m. Please look for “ScotFest Express” signage near the Scot Fest Entrance and on the shuttle vehicles. Additionally, the Estes Transit Red Route (Trolley) that serves downtown and the RMNP Hiker Shuttle will not begin their daily service on Sept. 7 until 11 a.m. All other Estes Transit shuttles will begin service at 9 a.m., and all shuttles should be running their regularlyscheduled daily routes by 11 a.m. Please visit for detailed information on Estes Transit and Hiker Shuttle impacts, as well as for an example of event-specific stop signage. For more information, please contact the Public Information Office at 970577-3701.

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Art Galleries Host Follow The Yellow Leaf Road Art Drive Sat., Sept. 24 And Sun., Sept. 25 complimentary beverage and/or souvenir. Nature Photographer Darlene Bushue will be demonstrating and discussing her work from 1-4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24 and from

Four art galleries along the Peak to Peak Byway are collaborating in the 2nd Annual Peak to Peak Art Drive this September. Follow The Yellow Leaf Road Art Drive will take place on Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, Sept. 25. It’s presented by The Old Gallery in Allenspark, Art Center of Estes in Estes Park, The Glass TIPI in Ward and Kaleidoscope Fine Arts in Nederland. “The Peak to Peak Byway is known for its gorgeous fall colors which inspire so many artists. The galleries and artists are excited about this collaborative effort and the opportunity to share the beauty of autumn in Colorado with visitors and area residents,” said The Old Gallery Artists Communications Chair and Ceramic Artist Julie Neri. Visitors will have the opportunity to visit four galleries, view live art demonstrations, meet the artist and receive a

9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25 and Ceramic Artist Julie Neri will be demonstrating hand building with clay on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 9:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. The Old Gallery is one of the most unique galleries in all of Colorado, featuring fine arts created by local artists from Boulder and Larimer counties,” said Neri. The art ranges from oil paintings, watercolors and drawings to stained glass, jewelry, ceramics and gourds,” she said. More than 24 artists

Park on Highway 7. The Old Gallery in Allenspark is a nonprofit center for community, arts and visitors. It’s home to 25 regional artists and is located at 14863 Highway 7. It will be open from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Art Center of Estes is located at 514 Big Thompson Avenue in Estes Park and will be open from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Glass TIPI is located at 55 Utica St. in Ward and open from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Kaleidoscope Fine Arts is located at 20 Lakeview Drive, Ste. 210 in Nederland and is open from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. The Peak to Peak Byway is a 40-mile scenic drive with views of spectacular fall colors. It stretches between Central City and Estes Park. The Old Gallery provides a wide range of services include the twice-monthly Community Cupboard Food Bank, Community Closet, yoga and wellness classes, concerts and tourist information. The Rocky Mountain Nature Conservancy Store is located there until mid-October, as well. For more information about The Old 18720 Highway 7; fifteen miles from Gallery in Allenspark, visit Lyons, and just 30 minutes south of Estes have created cards, calendars, coasters, paintings, sculptures and more for this special celebration of art. The Hilltop Guild is hosting its Fall Festival at the Kelley House on Saturday, Sept. 24 as well. A productive and creative association of members called the Hilltop Guild create handmade crafts throughout the year. Shoppers will find knit, crochet, woven and quilted items, homemade jellies (made with local berries, gathered in competition with the bears each summer!), jewelry, gourds, handmade stationary, photographs and more. The Kelley House is located at










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Story Time @ EV Library 10 am (Baby) and 10:30 am


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Thematic Story time @ EV Library at 10:30 am


Story Time @ EV Library 10 am (Baby) and 10:30 am


Thematic Story time @ EV Library at 10:30 am


Story Time @ EV Library 10 am (Baby) and 10:30 am

Thematic Story time @ EV Library at 10:30 am

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“HEIGH HO, HEIGH HO, IT’S OFF TO WORK WE GO!” This week we celebrated ‘Labor Day’, a day set aside to honor labor and give a small break to those in the working world. This is so appropriate since we need to consider the great blessing available to most: the privilege of work. ‘Blessing?’ Sadly, statistics show that over 70% of people surveyed say they dissatisfied with their jobs. (Consider recent ‘strike threats’ by educators, airline pilots, and others.) Many others firmly subscribe to the idea of a man named Bob Black who penned an essay entitled ‘The Abolition of Work’. His contention: “No one should ever work. Work is the source of nearly all the misery in the world.” And it’s easy to see that many subscribe to the theory that ‘work is bad’…and refuse to do it, even though opportunities to work abound. Others, while working, are lackadaisical about their jobs, calling in sick or just failing to show up frequently. The failure to enjoy one’s job is sad, since there are many benefits gained from being employed. Besides income gained, a job can bring a sense of self-esteem gained … a sense of feeling ‘I’m needed’. Jesus once told a story about a landowner who went out to hire men to work in his vineyard. After his first and second ‘hires’ he went out again and asked men why they were not working. The response: “Because no one has hired us.” One senses that these men felt unneeded and unwanted. Few people feel good about themselves when they are unemployed. Small wonder, then, that many out-of-work people let that sense of low self-worth drag them into less noble, even criminal, activity. This is very true among many young people. Recent studies revealed that nearly one-fourth of the teens of high school, and college age are not in school nor working. With that being true, small wonder that drug abuse and crime are rampant in some places due to that direction being taken by so many. In the midst of all that, each of us needs to examine our thoughts about our jobs. Are we thankful for them? Do we ‘find fulfillment’ in our work. Wise Solomon says that one of God’s ‘gifts’ is to have a job and ‘find’ enjoyment in our work. This makes sense since God placed Adam and Eve in a perfect setting in the Garden of Eden, telling them to ‘care for it’. In a perfect world, work was a part of the plan. Jesus once said, “My Father works and I work”, indicating that they both intend for us to do likewise. But, sadly, many do not pursue and seize job opportunities, choosing rather to have others or society provide for their needs. One recent report told of a young woman who proudly claimed that she was ‘the family bread-winner’ because she gives birth to outof-wedlock babies, one after another, which results in Social Services stepping in and hiring her mother, at a large sum per child, to care for the babies. Such situations cost our society dearly and, unfortunately, set the stage for children raised in such a way to propagate that same spirit for years to come. The loss with such is not only financial but also results in so many children who lack that ‘self-worth’ so vital for happiness. So, what should we do? One thing each can do is ‘find fulfillment’ in our work and show others that we feel blessed to have the job and that we enjoy what we do. In doing so we will obey God’s command: “whatsoever your hand finds to do, do it with your might’. One great man put it this way: “If you are going to be a chimney-sweep, be the very best one!” Then we need to teach our children a good ‘work ethic’, giving chores early on and commending them when they do them. And we can also encourage others we see doing such. Several times in my life I’ve passed a 'Lemonade stand’, manned by small children. Even if I’m not thirsty I’m going to stop and buy a glass, to reward their efforts. We can do the same on other levels, as well, ‘tipping’ appropriately, saying ‘Thank you’ often to show people we appreciate their labors, hopefully making their work more enjoyable and rewarding. Let’s show the ‘joy of work’ and encourage it in others. Bob Lewis

Estes Park Museum Friends Tablesetting 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 session will take place Sunday, September 11 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at the Estes Park Museum. The second session will be held on Tuesday, September 13, from 5:30-7:00 p.m., in the Hondius Room at the Estes Valley Library. As in years past, the “101” sessions will address 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 feature an interactive “hands-on” opportunity for attendees to brainstorm alternative design ideas using sample table linens, dishes, and silverware. The program will be led by event cofounder Nancy Thomas and past award winner, Andy Smith. This year's Creative Colorado Tablesetting competition will be held at the Dunraven at The Estes Park Resort, on Saturday and Sunday, November 19 and 20. The theme for the 2022 event is: Celebrations, Then and Now! 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!

E.P. Rotary Golf Scholarship Fundraiser Friday, Sept. 16 Have fun and help us fund scholarships for local kids. The Estes Park Rotary Golf Tournament is on Friday, Sept. 16. The event begins at 1:30 p.m. with a shotgun start at the 18hole Estes Park Golf Course. The $125 fee includes green fees, cart, eats from Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ and a participation gift. Each member of the team with the lowest net score will receive a $100 gift certificate to the Estes Park Golf Course Pro

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Shop. There are many other prizes. The greatest winners will be the high school seniors who receive scholarships! To register for the tournament, download forms posted on the Estes Park Rotary Club website at Golf Tournament Page. Registration and sponsorship forms are also available at the Estes Park 18-Hole Golf Course. Golfers with questions please call Pete Sinnott at 970-577-7766.

Photo by Greg Boland

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Fine Arts And Crafts Fair Comes To Estes For Its 47th Year

Estes Park Senior Citizens Center Menu 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

Sept 19 – 23 Monday, Sept 19

Chicken Salad Croissant w/ Homemade Chips

Tuesday, Sept 20

Avocado Bacon Cheddar Burger w/ Pasta Salad

Wed., Sept 21

Corned Beef w/ scrambled eggs (2), hashbrowns & fruit

Thursday, Sept 22 Chicken Alfredo w/ Spaghetti, garlic bread & side salad Friday, Sept 23

Salmon (4 oz) w/ Rice Pilaf & 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 Monday, Sept 12th, you need to call before 1:00 PM on Friday, Sept 9th. 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

Come enjoy the only juried arts and crafts fair in Estes! This fun and unique

Quilt Guild Meeting The Estes Valley Quilt Guild will be celebrating our 30th Anniversary on Wednesday, September 14, 2022. All current and past members are welcome to join us in the celebration at 6:30 p.m. at the Mountain View Bible Fellowship Church at 1575 S. St. Vrain Ave., Estes Park, CO 80157 (corner of Hwy. 7 and Peak View). Please RSVP to by September 11, 2022.

shopping experience showcases world class artists from Colorado and neighboring Western states. Shoppers will discover hand woven garments, paintings, jewelry, metalwork, photography, sculpture, 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.

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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When Should You Adjust Your Investment Mix? There are no shortcuts to investment success – you need to establish a longterm strategy and stick with it. This means that you’ll want to create an investment mix based on your goals, risk tolerance and time horizon – and then regularly review this mix to ensure it’s still meeting your needs. In fact, investing for the long term doesn’t necessarily mean you should lock your investments in forever. Throughout your life, you'll likely need to make some changes. Of course, everyone’s situation is different and there’s no prescribed formula of when and how you should adjust your investments. But some possibilities may be worth considering. For example, a few years before you retire, you may want to re-evaluate your risk exposure and consider moving part of your portfolio into a more risk-averse position. When you were decades away from retiring, you may have felt more comfortable with a more aggressive positioning because you had time to “bounce back” from any market downturns. But as you near retirement, it may make sense to lower your risk level. And as part of a move toward a reduced-risk approach, you also may want to evaluate the “cash” positions in your portfolio. When the market has gone through a decline, as has been the case in 2022, you may not want to tap into your portfolio to meet short-term and emergency needs, so having sufficient cash on hand is important. Keep in mind, though, that having too much cash on the “sidelines” may affect your ability to reach your long-term goals. Even if you decide to adopt a more risk-averse investment position before you retire, though, you may still benefit from some growth-oriented investments in your portfolio to help you keep ahead

of – or at least keep pace with – inflation. As you know, inflation has surged in 2022, but even when it’s been relatively mild, it can still erode your purchasing power significantly over time. Changes in your own goals or circumstances may also lead you to modify your investment mix. You might decide to retire earlier or later than you originally planned. You might even change your plans for the type of retirement you want, choosing to work part-time for a few years. Your family situation may change – perhaps you have another child for whom you’d like to save and invest for college. Any of these events could lead you to review your portfolio to find new opportunities or to adjust your risk level – or both. You might wonder if you should also consider changing your investment mix in response to external forces, such as higher interest rates or the rise in inflation this year. It’s certainly true that these types of events can affect parts of your portfolio, but it may not be advisable to react by shuffling your investment mix. In the first place, nobody can really predict how long these forces will keep their momentum – it’s quite possible, for instance, that inflation will have subsided noticeably within a year. But more importantly, you should make investment moves based on the factors we’ve already discussed: your goals, risk tolerance, time horizon and individual circumstances. By reviewing your portfolio regularly, possibly with the assistance of a financial professional, you can help ensure that your investment mix will always be appropriate for your needs and goals. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by our local Edward Jones Financial Advisors. Edward Jones, Member SIPC.

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



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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."

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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 200k, plus inventory. Great location and a calendar full of events already! Showings by appointment only. Call listing office for details. 970-586-2950

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

Mountain Brokers 1200 Graves Avenue, Estes Park

Office: 970-586-5324

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1440 Bluebell Drive • Desirable High Drive Area 3 bed, 2 bath, .45 acres

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160 Davis St Home + Rental 5 Bed, 4 Bath, 2622 sq ft .60 acres $595,000

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Open House Sat., Sept. 10 10am–1pm

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Spring State Testing Data Released From Park R-3 School Dist. It is the time of the year when districts receive the results from the state assessments that students took last April. The state assessments require students to demonstrate their learned knowledge and skills towards Colorado Academic Standards. During the 2021-22 school year, third through eighth graders took the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) assessments for English language arts (ELA) and math. Ninth and tenth graders took the PSAT, while eleventh graders took the SAT. Fifth, eighth, and eleventh graders also took the CMAS assessment for Science. The state assessments give our teachers critical information to ensure our students are meeting grade level benchmarks and are on track for college, career and life readiness. The CMAS and PSAT/SAT tests are just one assessment of student performance. The data the district receives from these assessments, along with district assessments and classroom assessments, help guide short and long term planning, as well as support instructional practice decisions and professional development for teachers. Some highlights from our results include 3rd-8th grade students showing more growth in the percent of students who are meeting and exceeding expectations than the state in math. The 10th grade students outperformed the state and nation in evidence-based reading and math. Ninth and tenth grade students met or exceeded evidence-based reading and writing expectations on the PSAT. The middle school and high school students outperformed the state median in growth on the reading and writing assessments. Middle school students outperformed the state on the science assessment. In addition, our ele-

mentary and high school students outperformed the state median in growth on the math assessments. While we have areas to celebrate, the data shows a need to continue to focus on achievement and growth in 3rd-8th grade reading and writing, as well as elementary school science achievement. An additional area to focus on is the percentage of students who are meeting and exceeding state achievement expectations in English language arts (ELA) and math. A goal for our district is to work with families to increase the percentage of students taking the state assessments. Estes Park School District’s participation rates in the elementary school and high school were significantly lower than the state’s participation rates. Students and parents will receive their student’s individual results in a couple of weeks to see how their student is progressing on the learning of standards according to this one measurement. Complete district and school results are available to view online using CDE’s District and School Dashboard at this link: You will need to change the district to Estes Park School District utilizing the “hamburger” within the green banner. We are excited for the 2022-23 school year, and we are looking forward to engaging students in learning experiences that help prepare them to demonstrate evidence of their learning towards the academic standards. We will progress monitor how students are learning throughout the year using classroom and district assessments. This body of evidence builds a portfolio of learning for our students that allows teachers to personalize the support students need to continue their learning.

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970 213-9479

Open House Sun., Sept. 11 10am–1pm

The OSEP Chorus will rehearse on Sundays beginning on September 18th at the Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies. The orchestra will begin the same evenings beginning at 7:30. We would love to have you join in the fun as we prepare to celebrate Christmas Around the World with two concerts: December 16th and 17th. Please visit our website at

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Oratorio Society Seeking New Members For Chorus And Orchestra The Oratorio Society of Estes Park is back and eager to serve our wonderful community with holiday classics from the choral and orchestra repertoire. If you are a singer or instrumentalist and would like to join us, please contact Robert Howard for details about joining the OSEP Chorus or Chamber Orchestra. We are looking for new singers in all ranges and for string players in all sections. Call or text Mr. Howard at 970617-3718 for complete membership information.

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EVICS Centro de Recursos Familiares lo invita a nuestro primer

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What’s Happening At The Estes Valley Library FALL HOURS Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, 1-5 p.m. 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 Sign up at Pill Bottle Survival Kits Saturday, September 10, 3-4:30 p.m., Makerspace Repeated Tuesday, September 13, 1:303 p.m. Repeated Saturday, September 17, 23:30 p.m. Repeated Tuesday, September 21, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Create a pill bottle kit that could help you survive if stranded in the wilderness. All supplies provided. 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 course for two-year certification through the American Safety & Health Institute. The Ready, Set, Go! Model for Emergency Preparedness Thursday, September 22, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Hondius Room Join Fire Chief David Wolf for a discussion about the proactive steps you can take to be ready before emergencies oc-

cur, how to be set when danger is near, and what you should consider when it’s time to go. Emergency Preparedness with Estes Park Health Friday, September 23, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Hondius Room Estes Park Health CIO/COO Gary Hall and EMS Director Guy Beesley will share guidance for medical emergencies and insights about EPH’s preparedness plan. Library Card Crafting Tuesday, September 27, 5-6 p.m., Makerspace Create earrings, guitar picks, necklaces, and even a chandelier from old library cards. TEENS & KIDS Sign up at Safety Sticker Making Tuesday, September 13, 5-6 p.m., Makerspace Learn how to use the tools and equipment in the Makerspace, and adorn a tote bag with a reflective safety sticker – perfect for Halloween. Art Work Wednesday: Piggybank Painting Wednesday, September 21, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Makerspace Experiment with different art mediums and styles to decorate your own piggybank. All skill levels welcome. Book vs. Movie Club: The Book Thief Saturday, September 24, 12:30-3 p.m., Hondius Room Book or movie—which do you like best? We’ll discuss the book, then watch the movie adaptation. Pizza and drinks provided. Sign up at KIDS & FAMILIES Library Storytimes Baby Storytime: Thurs. and Fri. at 10 a.m. Preschoolers: Thurs., Fri.,

Play-Learn-Grow / Juega, Aprende, Crece para padres y cuidadores Wednesday, September 14, 10-11 a.m., Hondius Room Repeated Wednesday, September 14, 46 p.m., Hondius Room Explore hands-on ways to infuse everyday activities with literacy and science to better equip young children to thrive. This bilingual (English/Spanish) program is presented by Melody Garcia, Literacy Specialist from Colorado State Library, in partnership with EVICS Family Resource Center. and Sat. at 10:30 a.m. Voter Registration Drive Pajama Storytime with Nancy Bell: Wed., September 14 at 6 p.m. Tuesday, September 20, 5-7 p.m., Library Atrium Storybook Explorers: Sat., September 17 at 11:15 a.m. The League of Women Voters of Estes Read to Therapy Dog “Bo”: Tues., Sep- Park will be on hand to help with all things voter registration. Sign-up not retember 20 at 10 a.m. Yoga Storytime: Wed., September 21 at quired, just drop in! COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS 6 p.m. Guns & Responsibility: BOOKS & AUTHORS A Living Room Conversation Sign up at Tuesday, September 13, 3-4:30 p.m., Book Club for Mortals: The Gentle Wasson Room Art of Swedish Death Cleaning Develop a deeper understanding of the Thursday, September 29, 2-3:30 p.m., opportunities and challenges surroundHondius Room or on Zoom ing gun ownership. In collaboration with Explore döstädning, the process of the Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partclearing out unnecessary belongings, in nership. Space is limited; sign up at The Gentle Art of Swedish Death ing by Margareta MAKERSPACE Magnusson. Sign up at Nate Schweber & Learn the Laser Cutter This America of Ours Saturday, September 10, 9-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, SepFor ages 15 and up. tember 28, 6:30-8 Learn the 3D Printer p.m., Hondius Friday, September 16, 2-3:30 p.m. Room or on Zoom For ages 15 and up. Learn about an LEGAL SELF-HELP untold and draFree Legal Self-Help Clinic matic chapter of Wednesday, September 14, 2-5 p.m., LiAmerican conservation history from brary Study Room One-on-one legal advice for library paNate Schweber, autrons who do not have a personal attorthor of This America of Ours: Bernard ney. Appointments are necessary and and Avis DeVoto and the Forgotten can be scheduled by calling 970-586Fight to Save the Wild. 8116. More information at WORKSHOPS Sign up at FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY Exploring Nature with Kevin Cook FOUNDATION Monday, September 12, 4-5:30 p.m., Cliffhanger Used Books Hondius Room & on Zoom Cliffhanger Used Books, located next A monthly series on how to engage to the Post Office, is operated by the with the wonders of Life on Earth. In Friends of the Library Foundation, offer“The Comprehension,” explore the paring gently-used books, movies, and muallel between symbiosis among wildlife sic at discount prices. Open daily for and friendship among people. summer hours, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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your fellow community members to share your personal experiences with guns and how these experiences have Guns, the Second Amendment, and shaped your opinions. The conversation gun control are topics that can bring forth strong passions and opinions. They will take place on Tuesday, September 13, from 3 to 4:30 p.m., in the Wasson are often used to put people into two Room at the Estes Valley Library. neat categories: those for stronger gun rights and those for stronger gun conIn this day and age, topics like gun trol. Republicans and Democrats. Liber- control or gun rights can create arguals and conservatives. However, it’s not ments and social divide. Living Room always that simple. Conversations offer a safe space for folks At the next Living Room Conversation, of all backgrounds to come together and learn. This conversation will seek to a Community Conversation series, join

help us develop a deeper understanding of the opportunities and challenges surrounding modern life and gun ownership. Community Conversations create space to learn from and share with others through guided small-group discussion, and are co-hosted by Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership (EVRJP) and the Estes Valley Library. This interactive program is participatory in nature, and attendees will be asked to engage with and contribute to the

conversation. Come to the table to share your perspective, learn about the experiences of others, and leave with strong connections and a shared sense of community. For more background on the conversation series, visit To sign up for this Living Room Conversation, visit, which also includes additional information and a link to the Guns & Responsibility Conversation Guide.

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Play, Learn, Grow: A Literacy Workshop For Families The first five years of development shape the remaining years of human life. From birth to age five, a child’s brain develops more, and more rapidly, than any other time. Children are able to grow and learn new skills quickly – from thinking and speaking dexterity, to emotional and social competencies. How do we provide opportunities for children to thrive during this period of growth? On Wednesday, September 14, families with young children, caregivers, and all those interested in working with children are invited to join Colorado State Library Literacy Specialist Melody Garcia for a Play, Learn, Grow Workshop at the Estes Valley Library. Attendees can explore hands-on ways to infuse everyday activities with literacy and science to better equip young children to thrive when they enter school. The workshop will take place in the Hondius Room at 10 a.m. or 4 p.m. (repeated sessions, so no need to attend both!), and is presented in partnership by the Estes Valley Library and EVICS Family Resource Center. This is a bilin-

gual program, conducted in English and Spanish. All participants will go home with an activity kit. Registration is encouraged; please visit to sign up. To learn more about early childhood development and EVICS Family Resource Center, visit

Taller Juega, Aprende, Crece para padres y cuidadores Lugar: Salón Hondius de la Biblioteca del Valle de Estes. Los primeros cinco años de desarrollo dan forma a los años restantes de vida. Durante este taller, explore formas prácticas de infundir actividades cotidianas con alfabetización y ciencia para equipar mejor a los niños pequeños para que prosperen cuando ingresen a la escuela. Las familias se irán a casa con un kit de actividades. Únase a nosotros para dar la bienvenida a la presentadora, Melody García, especialista en alfabetización de la Biblioteca Estatal de Colorado. Este programa bilingüe (español/inglés) es presentado por La Biblioteca del Valle de Estes y EVICS Centro de Recursos Familiares.

Your Local Library Is Bringing Bestselling Authors To Estes Valley Imagine having direct access to bestselling authors like Hernon Diaz, Kate Quinn, Geraldine Brooks, and more. Each month, you’re cozied up in the comfort of your own home (or, in a se-

cluded spot in the library!) and you log on with a simple click or two. Then, you enjoy a live presentation with interactive Q&A sessions – yes, you can ask questions and directly engage with the author. There’s no need to imagine: this service is available right now. The Estes Valley Library is pleased to announce its partnership in the Library Speakers Consortium (LSC). The Consortium creates 2-3 online author events per month, all of which are available to patrons of every member library. Books and authors will cover a wide range of genres including historical fiction, contemporary fiction,

romance, poetry, business, personal growth, social justice, history, art, culture, and more. Events are free to attend and if you miss the live stream, past recordings are readily available. September is bringing a brand new, exciting round of virtual author talks, including our pilot event on Tuesday, September 20: Simon Winchester. Winchester is the New York Times Bestselling author of several well-known novels, including The Professor and the Madman, The Perfectionists, The Map That Changed the World, and Krakatoa. This prolific British-American writer, journalist, and consummate adventurer will cover many aspects of his work across myriad fields of history, technology, and geology as well as Winchester’s personal expeditions, including his path to becoming the acclaimed best selling author he is today. A master storyteller, Winchester’s narrative is like a journey through time. His keen intellect and ability to precisely and expertly weave everyday life into historical examination leaves his readers feeling awestruck at the world surrounding them. To register for this author talk, to check out other events, or to learn more about the Library Speakers Consortium, visit

Planet Partners Who Reuse And Recycle By: Judi Smith

We are very lucky in the Estes Valley to have a number of private businesses who assist us in diverting our discards away from the landfill. The LWV Community Recycling Committee calls these guardians of ecology “Planet Partners” because they partner with us to preserve the Earth. They have each found something that others discard that fits aptly with their business operation. Some simply add the item to their own recycling. Sometimes this has been enormous help, such as the Safeway collection of plastic shopping bags. We are, of course, hoping this continues after Colorado HB1162 (that eliminates plastic shopping bags in many stores) becomes fully effective. After all, Safeway collects many types of flexible plastic that come from other uses: produce bags, ice bags, Ziploc and other reclosable bags, cereal bag liners, case overwrap (like film over meat trays), bread bags, newspaper sleeves, dry cleaning bags, bubble wrap, plastic e-commerce mailers, and they accept water bottles too. Plastic must be clean and dry, and free of food or organic residue – just like any other recycling. Both Estes Park Lumber and Park Supply Paint accept architectural paint and painting supplies for the state approved Paint Care Program. See for a list of acceptable products. Springback Colorado will take your used mattress for recycling, by delivery to Fort Collins. They have even been known to pickup in Estes Park. Fees do apply. for information or call 720-5151328 for pickup. Estes Park Power and Communication (EP-P&C), working with Efficiency Works, offers a $35 rebate for used refrigerators and freezers with a $35 credit on your EP-P&C residential electric bill. only EP-P&C residential customers are eligible. [Note: rebate is doubled to $70 until October 31.] Some Planet Partners collect items that they can resell. This includes the consignment shop Between Friends. Proceeds from the Village Thrift Store support local nonprofits. The Elizabeth Guild and Lizzie’s Boutique donate their profit to Estes Park Health. Cliffhanger Used Books, which sells donated books, DVDs, and musical CDs to benefit the Library Friends and Foundation is one of my favorite places to pass the time. Uncle Benny’s Building Supplies in Johnstown provides a unique service to anyone creating or remodeling build-

ings. Buy, sell, or trade for new, used, and salvaged building supplies. They are currently serving limited clientele, primarily large order businesses, during their move to Johnstown, but retail sales are expected to return soon. Some Planet Partners collect items they reuse themselves: Simply Christmas welcomes wrapping paper, ribbon, and bows in excellent condition. They also accept reusable shipping supplies: packing pillows, bubble wrap, and packing paper. UPS Store also accepts these same used shipping supplies, so, when one closet is full, the other may be empty. Inspired Art Experiences takes in supplies (such as corks, crayons, thin card, metal bottle caps, plastic shopping bags, rubber bands, fabric scraps, plastic water bottles, beads, and newspapers) which become creative works of art at the hands of their students. Our local food bank, Crossroads Ministry, accepts donated groceries. Tabs for Tough Times cashes in collected aluminum pull tabs and donates the cash to Crossroads. Contact for a current list of collection bin locations. Other Planet Partners who collect items they then reuse, include: Ed’s Cantina accepts cloth napkins, preferably bright The Enchanted Florist collects vases of all sizes and colors. The local Pet Lodge accepts pet supplies and old raggedy blankets which can provide a warm, tactile comfort for animals staying overnight. And a few Planet Partners provide their own excess to residents and visitors with a use: Enchanted Florist offers excess compost from leftover greenery. Smith Sign Studio has scrap vinyl and sometimes other art supply leftovers available to the public. Both Estes Park Brewery and Snowy Peaks Winery will pass-on used cardboard boxes to those with a need, and Snowy Peaks sometimes has bubble wrap to share as well. Drop by to find out. If you know of another business that accepts such discards, please let me know. We like nothing better than to expand the list of those assisting in the efforts to establish a circular economy to remanufacture new product from used. Agree? Disagree? Comments?

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Estes Park Women’s Golf Association Results Of Play For September 6 A very fun partners tournament was the game of the day for the Women’s League on Tuesday. Partners played six holes each of best ball, alternating shot and scramble formats. The winning teams were: 1st place – Ursula Geiger and Marilyn Soby 2nd place – two teams tied - Diane But-

ler & Bonnie Rumsey; and Jennifer Gergen and Laura Mulder. We invite any women golfers to join our Tuesday morning group for fun and competition. Contact the league President, Carla Spreng-Webb for more information.

A few years ago I was sharing a message at one of the prisons here in Colorado. I began by saying, “Men, God loves cracked pots!” After a short quizzical look the men erupted in laughter. I’m talking hysterical full belly laughter. What they thought I said was, “Men, God loves crack pipes!” At least I had their attention. There is great beauty in this life. Times of joy, success, family and blessings. We are grateful for the good times because we also know this life is hard. It can be cruel, devastatingly brutal with pain, suffering, disappointment and despair. Whether we’re basking in the beauty or hanging on through hardship, life can be empty and lonely without purpose and meaning. Perhaps one of the reasons we struggle to find and live out our purpose is that we don’t think God would or could use someone like us. After all, we’re cracked pots. Unless we’ve allowed our ego and false sense of pride to dominate our common sense we recognize our frailties, shortcomings, character defects and brokenness. But God is sneaky—He loves to use ordinary clay jars like us as a conduit for His work and power. God is a whole lot more concerned about our availability than our ability. Second Corinthians 4:6-7 says, “For God Who said, let light shine out of darkness, has shone in our hearts so as to beam forth the Light for the illumination of the knowledge of the majesty and glory of God as it is manifest in the Person and is revealed in the face of Jesus

Christ the Messiah. However, we possess this precious treasure, the divine Light of the Gospel in frail, human vessels of earth, that the grandeur and exceeding greatness of the power may be shown to be from God and not from ourselves.” God loves cracked pots! If there is anything we get at Men on Fire is how cracked we are. There is comfort and encouragement that happens when we gather together recognizing and admitting our brokenness. Rather than thinking “we’re not all we’re cracked up to be” we believe we’re cracked up to be exactly who God wants us to be—cracked pots striving to let His light shine through our broken vessels. Little by little becoming better men in Christ and by His Grace. This is what Men on Fire is all about. Remember the story of Humpty Dumpty? He sat on a wall, had a great fall and all the King’s horses and men couldn’t put Humpty together again. You may be feeling like Humpty right now, broken in a million pieces. We invite you to join us at Men on Fire. The King we serve can put you back together better than ever. But He will leave just enough cracks to let His light shine through you. We know. The fact he works through knuckleheads like us blows our minds. Frankly, it cracks us up! Sorry. Men on Fire meets Saturday’s at the American Legion 850 N. St. Vrain. We gather for “Breakfast with a Purpose” at 8:00 a.m. Hope to see you there. From out of town? Join us!

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.

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"A Life Well Lived, A Person Well Loved" Arleta Bell died peacefully on August 27, 2022. She was born to Charles and Evelyn Fry of Hershey Nebraska, on June 21, 1927 and lived there until she graduated from Hershey High School as valedictorian for the Class of '44. She then moved to Denver to attend Barnes School of Business. She graduated as WWII was ending, and was offered a position in Breckenridge Schools, where she taught math and business on a oneyear emergency certificate. While in Denver, she met a soldier stationed at Lowry Air Force Base. His name was Rex Bell and when he returned from the war, they moved to Topeka, Kansas (his hometown) and were married December 27, 1949. He preceded her in death in 1996. Before her children were born, she put her business education to use as an administrative assistant in a number of departments at the Topeka VA Hospital. In Topeka she and Rex were Charter Members of Countryside United Methodist Church and she attended there until moving permanently to Estes Park in 2003. She belonged to many organizations and also volunteered for many, some of which include: United Methodist Women, the Kansas Extension Agent Organization where she was on the State Board, P.E.O. Chapter DF, Big 12 Host Committee, Festival of Trees, and Doorstep. She was an avid reader, volunteering at Audio-Reader - University of Kansas, at the neighborhood grade school, and participating in a number of book groups.

In Estes Park, she was a member of the Estes Park United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, PEO. Chapter HF. Summer Residents Association, and the Women's Devotional Book Group of EPUMC. She helped make bears for the police department to gift to children in stressful situations and she loved playing Spite and Malice on Friday nights with the SRA group. She is survived by daughters Cindy Bell of Estes Park, Becky Cash (Denny) of Henderson Nevada, grandson Zachary Cash (Anna) of Prairie Village, Kansas and her great grandson Jack. She enjoyed spending time with her friends, traveling in the US as well as Europe, loving her dog Timmy, University of Kansas basketball, and most of all living in Colorado. When someone would tell her to "Have a good day" she would respond, "Every day is a good day in Colorado." She made a choice to be happy and optimistic and to smile at others. She was loved by many and will be missed by her family and friends. A Celebration of Life will be held at 10 a.m. on September 24 at the Estes Park United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family has established memorials at the Estes Park United Methodist Church, 1509 Fish Hatchery Road, Estes Park, Colorado 80517 and Audio Reader at the University of Kansas, 112O W. 11th St., Lawrence, Kansas 66044. To leave a message for the family visit

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

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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 interdenomina-

tional 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.

Wildlife Responder Available To Help 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 sit-

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Now hiring Shuttle Drivers Part-time/Full-time year round employment. Clean Valid Colorado Driver license (no special license needed). $17-20 an hour Apply within at: Estes Park Shuttle 551 South Saint Vrain Ave

Doggy daycare Elena’s Barking Lot is hiring.

Preschool Teacher

Full time, part time and year-round positions available. Experience is a plus, but not necessary. Please email your resume to

Responsible for collaborating with co-teachers and the Preschool Director in teaching preschool age children using nature-based curriculum. Full-time, year-round position paying $19-$21/hour with full benefits and employee perks.








Commercial Rentals

Home Repair/Service


Business For Sale

Estate Sales

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

ESTATE/MOVING SALE Need to have one, but seems overwhelming. We do the work, you make the $. Local, Affordable, References. CALL JUDI 970-215-5548


Misc. Sales

For Rent. FURNISHED 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, walkout apartment. ALL utilities paid, including internet TV. $1500/mo. + Dep. 1 yr. Lease. References a must. Available now. No pets. No smoking anything. Text 970-214-5640

Commercial Rentals 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 with reception, onsite parking. Adjacent tenants are State Farm and Edward Jones. $1,600 per month plus utilities. Contact Thom at Verus Commercial, Inc. 303-589-1543 Office Spaces for Rent 1191 Woodstock Dr. Newly Remodeled 1200 Sq. ft w/ great parking. Near Hwy 7 & Fairgrounds. Call 402-730-4080 or 970-420-4388 OFFICE SPACE 6 Offices/Whole 2nd Floor 850 sf, Yr. Lease Min. Private Parking, Bathroom, Kitchenette, A/C. Reasonable Rates. Quality Finishes. Located on River. Call Bret Freedman 970-215-2494

OFFICE SPACE For Rent My name is Darrel and I’m the owner of Darrel’s 970-290-4488 remodel and handyman. I have been in construction Vacation Rentals for over 40 years. I just moved to beautiful Estes Park and I’m trying to establish myself in the area. No job is too small. I am fully insured and can provide references for work I have done in the Denver and surrounding areas. Call Darrel @ 720-235-7413 Host your home on for your free estimates.

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

Garage Sales


SERVICES Home Repair/Service

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

Piano Tuning Roof Damage? Capital Roofing has the experience to handle all size jobs! Call us today at 855-4-CAPITAL!

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

Host Your Space on

YARD SALE - Sept 17 &18, 9am - 3pm, 1103 Willow Ct — tools, household, video games, gun reloading supplies, books, photo equip, baskets, store steel storage shelves. SALE 720 Ramshorn Dr. Sunday Sept 11, 9am1pm. Custom-built redwood tables, artisan clocks, wine racks, chairs, housewares, clothes, shoes, games, toys, books. All reasonable offers considered!

**** FOR SALE **** Lowrey Majesty brand organ in excellent condition. Located near Allenspark. Must pick up. Please make an offer. Contact Susan Shelley at (720) 256-6058.

MISCELLANEOUS PUBLIC NOTICE Misc. FREE Water Storage Tank Sturdy, 250 gallons 970-577-1912

A neighborhood public Zoom meeting will be held to discuss a development proposal for an accessory dwelling unit at 460 Valley Road in Estes Park. The Zoom meeting will be Monday, September 19, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. The Zoom link is laUT09. You can email for more information on this development proposal.

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970-586-2557 ARCHITECTURE




Estes Park’s Local Rep


Unsecured Working Capital for Small Businesses Up to $1 million in 2-3 days - 1pg App 402-681-0662


Dr. Amber Busche 970-586-4418 600 S Saint Vrain Ave - Suite 5 •equipped to evaluate macular degeneration, glaucoma and cataracts •same day appointments for eye pain and emergencies •referral access to specialized surgeons & advocacy for the best care •full service optical for specialized eyewear Comprehensive Eyecare Right Here in Estes Park!


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JR Services, LLC • Landscaping • Fencing • Lawn Maintenance • Retaining Walls • Flagstone • Raking • Snow Removal Call 970-590-8015 or 970-689-1393



D Licensed & Insured


DIAMOND D HANDYMAN SERVICE Home Maintenance & Repairs Yardwork & Mowing

“Consider It Done!” Dave 303-877-2007

INSULATION Attic insulation upgrades, new construction, additions and remodels.

Insulation A+ service. BBB accredited with a plus rating positive reviews. Licensed Estes Park contractor. Call 720-934-7094


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

Charles Santagati 1191 Graves Ave Full service general contracting since 1998

Cajun Handyman Services


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HEARING & TINNITUS CARE Cory D. Workman, Au.D. Phone: 970-586-5255 • Hearing Aids / New & Repair • Hearing Evaluations • Hearing Protection • Ear Care / Wax Removal • Dizziness / Balance

1186 Graves Ave., Ste. B Estes Park, CO 80517 Fax: 970-577-7260

No Job Too Small! Office: 970-586-2109 Cell: 970-443-5613 Calls Returned Same Day! Brian Thibodeaux - owner

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REAL ESTATE Expert Real Estate Representation

Aaron L. Busche CMAS, SRS, ABR, CNE


Realtor Cell: (970) 470-9962

Certified Mountain Area Specialist Seller Representative Specialist Accredited Buyer's Representative Certified Negotiation Expert




Call us for all of your painting or staining needs!

• Residential/Commercial • Log Homes/Decks • Free Estimates • 4 Year Warranty

• Interior/Exterior • Power Washing • Local References • Licensed & Insured


Tim Stolz, Owner • 970-518-4001• 26 Years Experience e-mail: •

• Free Estimates / 24 Hour Emergency • Tree Trimming & Removal • Fire Mitigation / Year Round Service

• Pine Beetle / Mistletoe Management • Scenic View Enhancement • Fully Insured • 30 Years Experience 10% Senior Or Military Discounts Business........................................................ 970-586-4046 Cell.............................................................. 970-568-6685




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ESTES PARK ELK VIEW PROPERTY MANAGEMENT AND CLEANING SERVICE • Long Term Properties • Vacation Rentals • Construction Clean • Residential • Cabins • Carpet Cleaning Call 970-646-8234 or 970-685-7740 Mark Matson and Elvira Matson

Alpenglow Custom Blinds and Shades Local Sales, Installation, Service, and Repair - 970-235-1133

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