Estes Park News, September 10, 2021

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Mr. Big Stuff Who do you think you are? The elk rut is in full swing with big herds seen in Rocky Mountain National Park and downtown Estes Park. Photograph by Richard H. Hahn

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Meet At The Flagpole To Recite The Pledge Of Allegiance Join together as a community to recite The Pledge of Allegiance to the flag and sing our National Anthem: The Star Spangled Banner and God Bless America! The event will take place at the flagpole at Town Hall, 170 MacGregor Ave. on Wednesday, September 22nd at 12:00 noon. Let’s stand together as a community to uphold and support our Constitution of the United States as we face today’s and future challenges. The United States of America, one nation under God. See you at the pole!

EVFPD firefighters generally respond to medical calls in their personal vehicles, allowing for a faster response. On other incidents, firefighters respond to a fire station to respond in department apparatus with specialized equipment. Estes Valley Fire During the week of August 29, the Estes Valley Fire Protection District (EVFPD) responded to nine calls for service. This included: • MVC: 3 • Smoke Investigation: 4 • Fire: 1 • Odor Investigation: 1 6,700 copies were printed this week, and distributed FREE to hundreds of Estes Valley locations including Allenspark, Glen Haven & Lyons.

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Estes Transit Transitions to Fall Schedule, Offers Special Event Service The last day of summer service for the following Estes Transit routes will be Sunday, September 12: · Gold (Fall River Rd. and The Stanley Hotel) · Blue (Big Thompson Ave., Dry Gulch Rd. and Stanley Village) · Brown (downtown, E. Riverside and Hwy. 66) · Silver (Hwy. 7, Fish Creek Rd., Events Complex and Estes Valley Community Center) · Green (Express) The Red Route (downtown/Elkhorn) will continue daily service from 9 a. m.

to 9 p.m. through Sunday, October 17. Estes Transit will be providing free, special event service for a number of fall and winter events, including Scot Fest (Sept. 10-12), Autumn Gold and Rails in the Rockies (Sept. 25-26), Rocky Mountain Craft Spirit Fest (Oct. 23) and Catch the Glow (Nov. 26). Bustang to Estes will continue running through Elk Fest weekend (Sunday, Oct. 3) and tickets can be purchased at Please visit for more information about Estes Transit service.

Town Seeks Feedback On Thumb Open Space Management Plan The Town’s Parks Division will staff a table on the east side of the Estes Park Visitor Center, 500 Big Thompson Avenue, near the Estes Valley Farmer’s Market on Thursdays, Sept. 16, 23 and 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. to gather feedback and answer questions from community members and visitors about the Thumb Open Space management plan. Information gathered during these events will be included as staff works with stakeholders and the community to draft a plan to help manage the Thumb Open Space. Feedback can also be provided directly with the Town’s Park Supervisor, Brian Berg by email or by phone 970-5773783. For more information about the Thumb Open Space and the management plan please visit

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Town Seeks Comprehensive Plan Public Engagement At Farmer’s Market Town staff is still available to discuss and hear input for the new Comprehensive Plan, a process which is now underway. Planning staff will share a table with Public Works staff, who are already seeking input on the seasonal paid parking program and transit. Stakeholders may provide input, pose questions, and hear answers on all these matters with a single stop; guests are encouraged to park in the parking structure. The Town’s table will be located in the eastern-most grassy area of the Visitor Center, near the parking lot. Staff will be present at the table on the following dates from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.: · September 16 · September 30 The Farmer’s Market table is only one of many ways the public can engage with the Comprehensive Plan and with staff and citizens at work on the Plan. Public meetings are already underway by the Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee (CompPAC) bi-monthly every second and fourth Thursday morning via Zoom. Please see for agendas and login information. The Town also has a dedi-

cated website for the Comprehensive Plan at; this site is actively under development but in the near future will provide opportunities for providing input, including surveys, and engaging in discussion. The Estes Park Comprehensive Plan is intended to present a vision of the future of our community, guiding landuse decisions to achieve that vision, and to lay the foundation for a new Estes Park Development Code. The comprehensive planning process also serves an important role in balancing competing private demands on land through the creation of rational development rules aimed at ensuring the greatest benefit to all stakeholders in greater Estes Park. The Plan will include valley-wide components that may be adopted by Larimer County; Larimer County is an active participant in the planning process. For more information, please contact the Town of Estes Park Community Development Department at 970-5773721. More information on the Comprehensive Plan itself is available at

Learn With The League Come to Learn with the League, and bring a friend! Join us for our first general meeting for the 21-22 year. We will be in-person and outdoors for the meeting and learning event on September 22 - it's open to all, and free. We will be at the large shelter house in Stanley Park (between the basketball and tennis courts) from 10 a.m. - noon. From Community Drive, turn just south of the baseball field, go straight ahead, and park in the large lot by the playground. Our guest speaker will be Eric Waples, presenting a talk on The Filibuster. Eric is a long-time teacher of history, government, and constitutional law, as

well as Headmaster of Fountain Valley School from 1987 to 1995. He has visited privately with Supreme Court Justices, and has a vast knowledge of US politics and the US Supreme Court. Since retiring in Colorado, he often teaches and gives presentations. He is the speaker for the 'Supreme Court Discussion' series at the Estes Valley Community Center. And, for a sneak peek at the next Learn with the League: we will host Jane DeDecker, whose sculptures include Washington, DC's 'Every Word We Utter', and the upcoming Estes Park Women's Monument. Mark the date on your calendar now: October 20.

TOUR THE The charge(s) are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. On August 30 at 7:59 p.m. police were called to the 200 block of E. Riverside Drive where they arrested a 39 year old transient male and charged him with felony stalking. He was later transported to the Larimer County Jail. On August 30 at 9:28 p.m. police stopped a 42 year old male driver from Pleasant Hill, IA at Highway 36 and Community Drive. He was found to be driving under the influence and was

charged with DUI, DUI per se, careless driving and possession of an open container or marijuana in a motor vehicle. He was later transported to the Larimer County Jail. On September 1 at 11:20 p.m. police stopped a 21 year old male driver from Estes Park in the 700 block of North St. Vrain. Ave. for a defective vehicle, headlight out. He was found to be wanted on a warrant out of Longmont Police Department and was arrested after EPPD issued a summons for driving while license revoked.

On September 11, Patriot Day gives all of us time to reflect on the devastating terror attacks that took nearly 3,000 lives. We commemorate those who we lost and give thanks to the brave first responders who put their lives on the line. Take a moment Saturday to consider what we stand for as a nation and how we can work together to make the world a better place for all.

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

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Respectful And Protected: Here, There, And Everywhere Roger and I are at Glacier National All members of the Park to attend a Roger's family reunion. family attending the reunion including We will be camping together in a recreme have received the vaccine except one ational vehicle. Can't wait to be with nephew who is under 12 years old and family and see Glacier National Park. We not eligible. Also, if I were in Estes Park haven't been there before, but we've right now, I would be using a mouth heard many accounts of her splendid cover at indoor gatherings (and outdoor beauty and abundant wildlife. During when appropriate), as I have since the the days, we thought we'd go fly fishing pandemic began. As long as I'm away, and hiking, and spend the nights playing I'll do the same. Wearing a mask is a board games with family members. practical way to respect others and protect us from COVID-19 and its variaBeyond Roger and I, the reunion has another local angle. It's Roger's sister Di- tions. I hope the people of Estes Park continue to cooperate to protect each ane Howell, whom many people from Estes Park know. Diane and her husband other and our visitors by wearing masks Bob owned Bob's Towing Service in Estes Park. For years, they told us and others about their desire to go see Glacier National Park. Unfortunately, Bob passed away before they could get there. Diane sold the company and moved to southern Colorado to be close to the family. This week's reunion that will bring Diane, other family members and us together at Glacier, although highly anticipated and a dream come true for Diane, will be bittersweet - without Bob - for everyone who meets there. Thanks to Roger for making me a special fly fishing Whether in Glacier with themed face mask to wear at family reunion. family or Estes Park doing the work of the village people I am very well aware of the ongoing chal- when they are indoors where people lenges posed by COVID-19. Case counts gather. While I'm off duty, Mayor Pro Tem are on the rise, driven by the ease of transmission of the Delta variant. That's (temporary) Patrick Martchink will be on duty. Many thanks to Patrick for his why Larimer County health officials continue to urge the unvaccinated to get willingness to serve like this. vaccinated, and all people wear masks See you soon. when they're in indoor locations.

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League Zoom Coffee Goes Behind The Scenes With The Car Park Join us for our Zoom Coffee on Saturday, September 11 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. We will go "Behind the Scenes" with Matt Eisenberg, General Manager of The Car Park. Bring your questions about the new downtown parking program that started this summer in Estes. We'll learn how and where to get signed up, how to use our free 30 minutes, and how the parking program is going anyway. We'll also have time to share updates and more about the Town's Comprehensive Plan.

All are welcome. It's free. Register by clicking the link below or go to our website: Zoom Coffee for Members & Guests 9/11/2021

9-Hole Golf Course Price Increase In order to implement critical improvements, offset rising utility costs and better support the golfing community, the Lake Estes Golf Course is proposing to modify rates for the 2022 season. Proposed rate changes would include modest increases in green fees ($4.00), carts ($2.00), and season passes ($36.00 $65.00). The 9-hole course has not experienced a rate increase in five years, and with ever-increasing operating expenses, the modifications are necessary to offer an improved customer experience while continuing to operate at a profit. The rate modifications will allow for multiple necessary improvements at the 9-Hole. Planned improvements include, but are not limited to: necessary building maintenance, improvements in merchandise offerings, a newer, more efficient cart fleet, and updated rental equipment. Since the golf course is located on U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Land, any pro-

posed rate change requires the opportunity for public feedback and consideration at the federal level. Feedback is welcomed and can be provided via letter, email, or in person. Letters can be sent to: Estes Park Golf Course 1480 Golf Course Rd Estes Park, CO 80517 Emails can be directed to Director of Golf Operations, Austin Logan. Austin can be reached via email at: In person feedback can be provided at the golf course when managers are on site, or they can be provided at an Open House during the September EVRPD Board Meeting. Further details can be provided to interested parties by contacting golf course managers Austin Logan or Aaron Tulley.

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Wandering Wildlife Society Talk On The Health Of Estes Fisheries Wandering Wildlife Society is pleased to present a talk about the Health Of Estes’ Fisheries on Thursday, September 16 from 6:00- 7:00 p.m. Darren Christiansen works at Kirk’s Fly Shop and will provide information about the fish in Estes Park’s rivers and streams. He’ll also share some of the history of the Fish Hatchery and how it was affected by the 2013 flood. Darren is also an artist, having been drawing and painting since he was a child. He will

bring a sample of his artwork to the presentation. This will be an in-person, outdoor talk. Location: 1754 Fish Hatchery Road, Estes Park, CO, 80517 Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m. September 16 Cost: WWS members: free, non-members: $5 suggested donation Please email to register! Note: location & time subject to change due to weather!

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Estes Park EDC Investor Spotlight: Tom Carosello Tom Carosello was born and raised in northeast Ohio. He graduated from Ohio State University in 1994 with a degree in Journalism and minor in Marketing and Public Relations. Upon graduation he began working for a newspaper reporting on sports and local government in Flagstaff, Arizona. There he pursued his love Tom Carosello of sports, coaching little league baseball and football. After ten years, Tom moved to Pagosa Springs, where he transitioned to working on grants to support the community. In 2005, he worked in recreation administration and became the Recreation Director in 2007 for eight years. Tom moved to Estes Park in 2016, assuming a new role as Recreation Director for the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District. Its mission is to enrich lives with quality recreation. Their vision of accomplishing that mission is to facilitate and support healthy, active lifestyles for all ages, abilities, and income levels. They maintain strong and effective relationships with business partners for the Town of Estes Park, the Estes Park School District and the Bureau of Reclamation. While COVID-19 impacted the community center (including a half mil-

lion dollar loss), it boosted outdoor facilities like the marina and golf course with record numbers. Tom’s favorite part of Estes not only encompasses the stunning mountain views, but the tight knit community. Local residents have a knack for resiliency, whether its flood recovery efforts to wildfires, he appreciates seeing the town come together for the greater good. He builds strong relationships with both visitors and the local community. His presence on the Estes Park Economic Development Corporation (Estes Park EDC) Board of Directors creates more awareness of local issues and how to support the town. He sees economic development as a way to cultivate a balanced community and address fundamental matters such as limited childcare and housing availability. Broadband is a strong step forward in attracting young professionals and new families to the area as remote work surges in light of COVID-19. Tom wants to highlight his gratitude to the community during the pandemic as locals continued to utilize outdoor facilities to support the district. Even though they are a tax based district, 70% of their income is reliant on fees and services. Tom wants to hear from the community on how the District is doing; he is available by cell phone at 970-3821356 for comments or concerns.

Estes Park Health Foundation Awarded $200k Grant Estes Park Health Foundation was awarded a $200k grant from Lienemann Charitable Foundation toward the purchase of a new MRI machine at Estes Park Health. The grant will be paid over four years. “Support from the Lienemann Charitable Foundation for this $1.1 million project is a critical component of this campaign,” said Kevin Mullin, President at Estes Park Health Foundation. “EPH Staff perform an average of 5-6 MRIs each day at Estes Park Health. The current machine is 14 years old and experiences a significant amount of downtime due to required repairs. The new MRI machine gives scans in half the time of the current machine and is wider and quieter, which makes for a more comfortable exam for patients. We are so grateful to our friends at the Lienemann Charitable Foundation for their ongoing partnership. MRI is used to diagnose disease/injury, assess how a patient responds to treatment, and is the preferred method to

view soft tissue and organs. MRIs are employed for brain injury, cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, spinal cord injuries, eye problems, inner ear problems, damage to joints, bone infections, neck pain, low back pain, and for suspected damage to the liver, pancreas, or kidneys. Quick access to MRI is critical for suspected stroke patients. If you’re interested in donating, visit The Lienemann Charitable Foundation is a private foundation founded in 1967. The purpose of the foundation is to provide funding to impact people’s lives and make a difference in the communities where they serve. The Estes Park Health Foundation increases community awareness of Estes Park Health, and develops, manages, and distributes funds to assist EPH in fulfilling its mission. To learn more about initiatives or to volunteer, contact them at or 970-577-4370.

September 10th In History 1997-Mark McGwire joins Babe Ruth as the only players to hit 50 home runs in two consecutive years. 1990-Hard Rock Cafe opens in Las Vegas, Nevada. 1978-Jimmy Connors is 1st player to win U.S. Open on 3 different surfaces. 1966-Neil Diamond's 1st song to hit the charts (Cherry Cherry).



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Estes Park Museum Then & Now Fundraising Tours Join the Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation, Inc. as they host two different tours based on the acclaimed title, Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park: Then & Now, Revised Edition. Special, small group (15 people) tours will be led by author and Historian Laureate Dr. James Pickering and photographers Derek Fortini and Mic Clinger. Choose between the East End or West End (or attend both) to explore opposite ends of Elkhorn Avenue. East End sites include the Birch Ruins and Cabin, The Stanley Hotel, Bond Park, the former High School Football Field (now the Library and Town Hall parking lot), various businesses downtown and the site of the Riverside Amusement Complex. West End sites include various businesses downtown, historic sites along Cleave Street, the Lewiston Hotel that burned down in 1941 and views of the historic Elkhorn Lodge. Ticket prices are $100 per individual, per tour. All tour proceeds support improvements to the Estes Park Museum Annex. The facility preserves objects from the Museum’s collection and will provide a public space for researchers. Each tour will take an estimated three hours and feature more than 12 historic locations. Refreshing artisan snacks will be provided in a picnic setting for participants to recharge. Participants will have

the opportunity to socialize and request book signings with the author and photographers, and will receive a unique, digital, commemorative “Then & Now”

The downtown East End tour takes place Wednesday, September 15 beginning 9:00 a.m. Downtown West End tour takes place Wednesday, September 29, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Tickets are limited, so be sure to reserve your spot today! Tickets are sold on a first come, first serve basis. For reservations or questions call 970-5866256. Payment can be made by cash or check with “Then & Now Tour” in the memo line. The mission of the Estes Park Museum is to conduct activities that preserve, share, and respect the unique history of Estes Park. For more information, call the Estes Park museum at 970-5866256 or visit the museum's website.

group photograph from one of the historic sites. There will be a number of opportunities to reshoot “Then & Now” locations not included in the publication with provided historic images from the Museum collection for reference. Additionally, tickets include a 10% discount voucher for Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park: Then & Now, Revised Edition on the day of the tour. The voucher may be combined with the 10% Museum Members shop discount.

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My 86-year-old mother has been living with Alzheimer’s since 2013. She tries to talk but we can’t make out a word she says. Except when I hand her a napkin she says something resembling, “Thank you” and when a little burp slips out she says a muffled, “Excuse me.” The polite part of her brain has not been affected. But she can’t say what she’s thinking, she can’t tell us what she needs, we don’t know if she is thirsty or if she’s in pain or if she’d like to sit outside for awhile. Because Alzheimer’s can be hereditary, I am signing up for every study I can to help eliminate the ruthless disease and I’m working on a way to donate my brain to Emory University’s Goizueta Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) when that time comes. Meantime, we watch as Mom slowly—and now more rapidly—fades away. My mom had a stroke or a TIA last Friday. (TIA is an acronym for something way too long to try to pronounce here. It’s a mini-stroke.) Since then she hasn’t had the strength to eat or drink much of anything and spends most of her time in bed with her eyes closed. She’s not asleep the whole time, but she’s certainly not up doing jumping jacks. Her body has betrayed her and I suspect her sweet spirit is growing weary trying to come to a truce. She’s plumb worn out. Now the waiting has begun. It could be days or it could be weeks. No one can say for sure. That’s the way it is at the end of life. There is no formula to apply that will result in an exact prognosis. And so we wait. No medical professional can predict what’s going to happen. A year ago last February she had a stroke that we thought would do her in. But she spent a few days in bed and then she was back to her happy self, with only a slight droop in her smile. Since that time she has lost the ability to get out of her wheelchair or communicate verbally, but that’s the Alzheimer’s preying on her brain, not because of her stroke. Her brain was once again violated a week ago and she was knocked down a bit harder than last time. Will she rally? Are our tears for naught? Are we premature in saying our

goodbyes? Or is it appropriate to be counting weeks and days— or even hours, until she is released from this eight-year torment? “When will it happen?” we ask the hospice nurse. She can’t say. “Should we come?” my brothers and sisters ask, far away with families and jobs and COVID to deal with. My answer is the universal “I don’t know” that comes with approaching death. I spend my days with her, singing the Girl Scout songs she’s loved since youth and reading aloud the poetry she read to her kids as we snuggled at her side before bed. I show the photo album of Dad and Mom’s 50th wedding anniversary at YMCA of the Rockies and wonder if she recognizes any of us. I lie down next to her in bed and squeeze her hand. She squeezes back. I weep and hope she can’t see my tears, dampening the mask that hides most of my face. I hold up the iPad so my siblings can talk to her on FaceTime and WhatsApp. It is far from satisfying for them but the best we can do under the circumstances. “It’s ok to go,” we have each told her. This is the process of dying, I think to myself. The waiting, the wondering, the tears, the smiles. I’m told I should consider this unique time a gift. And I do. But I also know my mom would have wanted her journey to take wing long before she reached this merciless slog of helplessness and anguish. She had wanted to plan her last breath, had researched how to do that, but like in the book Still Alice by Lisa Genova, she lost the ability to follow through before she had her plan in place. As we receive the mixed blessing of each dichotomic moment, we sing, we recite poetry, we talk, we weep, we reminisce, we blow kisses from afar, we hold our breath and then we breathe. We take hands, we squeeze, we give permission and we wait to let go. You may let The Thunker know what you think at her e-mail address, © 2021 Sarah Donohoe

September 11th, 2001 Remembered This Sunday, Sept. 12th, we will be discussing our memories of 9/11 and the lasting effects of that terrible day. Please join us, if interested. Every Sunday there is a Zoom meeting of intellectually curious people; many

are Quakers, Unitarians or unaffiliated. These meetings are open to all. The discussion begins at 11:15 and concludes at noon. For info contact Jim Linderholm at or Randy Maharry at (515) 229-8299.

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Sunday, September 12, Tablesetting 101 Informational Event We welcome you and your friends to join us at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 12 at the Estes Park Museum, 200 Fourth Street to see what a Tablesetting/Scaping Contest is all about. We will be preparing potential contestants for our November 12-14 Fifth Tablesetting/scaping Event, this year at the Dunraven at the Estes Park Resort. We welcome experienced old hands as well as people who would like to see something new they have never experienced. No reservations are necessary for this free event. Masks are encouraged for guests and required for staff and volunteers. Visit and click on Colorado Creative Tablesetting on the left sidebar for more details. September 12 is also the opening day for registration for individuals, pairs and teams who would like to participate in the November 12-14 event. The registration fee is $30 per table for all categories. The Tablesetting/scaping event is a fundraiser for the Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation, Inc. which supports the Estes Park Museum.

P.E.O. Breakfast The Estes Park P.E.O. Group invites any interested PEO’s to join us for breakfast at The Dunraven at The Lake Estes Resort at 9:00 a.m. this Friday, September 10.

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Group Dedicates Carolyn Patch Fairbanks Dog Park

A group of animal lovers assembled last Saturday to witness the re-naming of the dog park to commemorate the work Carolyn Fairbanks, former President of the Pet Association and her dedication to helping and loving animals in the Estes Valley and beyond, throughout her life. Local Realtor® Mike Richardson spearheaded the concept a few months ago, which happened to align with a signage project at Stanley Park. He remarked, “Thanks to the Rec District for letting us re-name the dog park to honor a special lady. The turnout was amazing! A big

thanks to Mindy Stone for helping me put this event together, and also to the Estes Park Pet Association for all they do.” The sign is in a new format which was approved by the EVRPD Board a few months ago. Tom Carosello, EVRPD’s Exective Director commented, “EVRPD would like to thank staff members Lisa VonBargen and Michael Barringer for their efforts toward expediting this initiative, as well as Mike Richardson for suggesting this honor and coordinating the logistics to see it to fruition.”

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Seven Nations Celtic Rock Band To Perform At Autumn Gold Festival

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The Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary Club is excited to announce that the Seven Nations Celtic Rock Band will be the opening act at Autumn Gold: A Festival of Beer, Brats and Bands on Saturday, September 25th at 11:00 a.m. Seven Nations will also perform at the Historic Park Theatre that evening and Sunday evening (September 26th) at 8:00 p.m. There is no admission fee for the Autumn Gold Festival in Bond Park, so you can listen to Seven Nations for free! While you’re at the festival dancing in the grass, have a brat and a beer (or wine). Walk around, and see the classic cars displayed at the Autumn Gold Classic Car Show; then, vote for your favorite one. The kids will enjoy the face painters, the bouncy house and all the family-friendly games. If you are feeling

lucky, you can buy a $100 raffle ticket for a chance to win the grand prize of $10,000! Seven Nations is a Celtic Rock Band that is world renowned, as it has performed at the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, a New Year’s Eve performance at Scotland’s Royal Mile for some 40,000 people, and at the New York City Marathon. Seven Nations has also played many times in Estes Park during the Scottish Highland Festival, but this time they are ecstatic to be playing at the Autumn Gold Festival in Bond Park and then at the Historic Park Theatre at 8 p.m. each night of the weekend of September 25th and 26th. Seven Nations is a major sponsor of the Old Historic Park Theatre, as the band has played there five times before.

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EPNRC Publishes List Of Nonprofits

The Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center connects, supports, and inspires nonprofits to execute their mission. The organization not only connects nonprofits to each other, but they also connect nonprofits to the community. A comprehensive list of nonprofits in and in-service to the Estes Valley is now listed online. There are roughly 70 nonprofits registered in the 80517 area code. Another 20 nonprofits are housed down valley but serve the Estes Park community. Each organization is listed with their name, mission statement, contact information and BBB Charity Accreditations (if achieved). The Nonprofit List is a compilation of the Town of Estes Park Community Resource Guide, data pulled from the Secretary of State, and Partnership Network meetings, which brought new and farther reaching nonprofits that serve Estes Park.

This list is, in part, a response to regular questions fielded by EPNRC: What nonprofits are in Estes? I want to donate to a nonprofit that works in this community, what are my options? I want to start a nonprofit that does “x”, is there a nonprofit that already does that? This list is a valuable resource for nonprofits looking to connect with new partners. It is also a resource for individuals to find help and discover agencies that do work they find meaningful—because they want to donate money, volunteer, or offer their skills to a board of directors. Some philanthropic entities or quasigovernment agencies in town may not have 501(c)(3) status, which allows individuals to make tax-deductible contributions. The list includes the Foundations that support those organizations (Estes Park Health, the American Legion, Salud, the Recreation Center etc.). EPNRC is here to make “doing good in the neighborhood” easier and more efficient. Please visit to learn more and view the List of Nonprofits.

Expectant Mom’s Group Starting Up This Fall

EVICS Family Resource Center is eager to offer our first Expectant Mom’s Group this fall. Beginning Tuesday, September 7th and 21st, this group will meet the first and third Tuesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. Group will meet in person, with masks and may move to virtual meetings. Everything from informal social gatherings to expert led educational courses, this group provides support and community for new, expectant, and pregnant mothers. We know that support throughout pregnancy and the “fourth trimester”

shows to have a huge impact on the mother's wellbeing. Creating a community of support around a mother decreases the chances of depression, builds a strong bond with the child, and is just plain fun to get to know other women in this stage of life and motherhood! We hope to see you at the EVICS Family Resource Center Office located at the 1182 Graves Ave, Unit A, September 7th & 21st at 4:00 p.m. Interested or want more information? Join our email list and reach out to We look forward to hearing from you!

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Estes Park Archives Program September 11 different settlers between Estes Park and Longmont in the St. Vrain Valley in her 1873 letters, including one identified by name. And while most later movement of families once the two communities were established was in the direction from Lyons to Estes Park (think the Sam Service family, or Lyons, Colorado in the mid-20th century, and the origin of the Billings, Grubbs, Lyons (inset) in the late 19th century. and Rockwells), the Photo courtesy Sanborn Research Centre first transplants moved in the opposite direction - Early Estes The Estes Park Archives continues its Park cattleman and hotelier Griffith September series of programs on Colorado towns impacting Estes Park's early Evans, along with his wife and children, appeared in the 1880 census in Boulder history with the long-forgotten mining settlement of Silver Dale, probably more County, and Griff was clearly involved with early quarry and business developfamiliar to most residents as Lyons. Although Lyons history is purported to ment in Lyons by 1882. Estes Park Archives programs are held begin with the purchase and development of 160 acres encompassing present- each Saturday evening at 7:00 p.m. at day Lyons by Connecticut transplant E.S. 240 Moraine Avenue, and when the Lyon, homesteaders were proving up on weather is warm enough, we sit outside and discuss whatever topic and interestproperty in north-central Boulder ing side-discussions materialize. During County well before this, and plenty of prospectors were spread out all over Col- the most recent pandemic spike, vaccinations and masks have been encourorado looking for high-grade ore from aged, but all are welcome, including 1859 forward. first-time visitors to Estes Park. Call Isabella Bird mentioned at least three 586-4889 for directions or more details.


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A Day Of Remembrance At American Legion Post 119 This Saturday, September 11, the American Legion Post 119 will host a special ceremony, “A Day of Remembrance” where participants will be able to remember and reflect on the 20th anniversary of 9/11. First responders, and military will be represented. The ceremony will begin at noon on the outdoor patio at Circle 119, home of the American Legion, with lunch following. Never forget September 11, 2001.

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Trail Ridge Quilters Raise Money For Hospital

Drew Webb, board member of both the Newcomers Club and EPH Foundation; quilters Judy Anderson and Jeanne Allen; Kevin Mullin, President, EPH Foundation; Newcomers Club President Debbi Stalder; Group Leader Donna Bryson; quilters Jane Rising and Kris Halac.

The Trail Ridge Quilters, an interest group of the Estes Park Newcomers Club, raised $4014 for the Estes Park Health Foundation during the group’s July online quilt sale. This diligent group of quilters produces a variety of quilted and fabric creations that it sells to raise funds in support of our local hospital and its patient care services to Estes Valley residents. Donna Bryson, leader of Trail Ridge Quilters, says that the group is pleased that their work helps their friends and neighbors in the community, and thanks them for their continued support. The group is excited to announce its next sale on November 6, 2021 to benefit the Estes Park Health Foundation. They are hopeful that the sale will return to an in-person venue, so that supporters and quilt lovers can see up close and touch these hand-made, unique home crafts.

The quilters continued to meet via zoom during the pandemic shut down, and created over 125 new items. Just in time for Holiday gift-giving and decorating, the November 6 sale at a location to be announced, will feature the usual “hot sellers”, including: all sizes of quilts in many designs, wildlife-themed quilted items like wall hangings, table runners, hand and kitchen towels, aprons, purses and bags, pot holders, hot bowl cozies for microwaved foods, and more. Of course there will be an abundance of Christmas-themed items, such as the very-popular tree skirts, table toppers, cloth ornaments, and Advent calendars, along with children’s toys, cloth infant books and so-cute baby doll-sized quilts. Please mark your calendars now for this fun and charitable event on November 6!

8-Ball Pool League Seeking New Players

The Estes Park Team 8-Ball Pool League will kick-off its new session on September 15th. Teams rosters consist of five to eight players and all skill levels are welcome. Matches are played on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. at multiple locations including Chipper’s Lanes, The Barrel, and Cousin Pat’s. Individuals from each team will face off in five headto-head matches which earn points for the players' team. Individual matches are scored according – to a handicap system, allowing

players of all skill levels to compete head-tohead. APA is offering a $100 reward for anyone organizing a new team with at least four new APA members. The Estes Park 8-Ball Pool League is an official league governed by the American Poolplayers Assocation (APA), which sponsors Regional and National tournaments with prize money. Estes Park teams have represented Northern Colorado in the National Team Pool 8-Ball Championships in Las Vegas for two of the past six years - join the fun and learn more about developing an interest in playing pool. Contact our League Operators Kevin Leivonen at 303-862-0466 or at or contact APA representative Joyce Hughes at 970-586-2281.

Food Trucks Schedule Sep 10 - Sep 16 Fri 9/10 Rock Cut Brewing The Barrel Avant Garde Aleworks Lumpy Ridge Brewing Scott’s Sporting Goods Mustang Mtn Coaster

Roaming Rations La Cocina de Mama Tastee’s Cajun & Dominican EP Bross Café Mess Coffee Kona Ice

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Sat 9/11 Rock Cut Brewing The Barrel Avant Garde Aleworks Lumpy Ridge Brewing Mustang Mtn Coaster Rocky Mtn. Health Club

Roaming Rations La Cocina de Mama Tastee’s Cajun & Dominican EP Bross Kona Ice B&M Sweets & Treats

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Sun 9/12 Rock Cut Brewing The Barrel Lumpy Ridge Brewing Avant Garde Scott’s Sporting Goods Fun City & Mtn Coaster Rocky Mtn. Health Club

La Cocina de Mama EP Bross Roaming Rations Dill’s Maine Lobster Shack Café Mess Coffee Kona Ice B&M Sweets & Treats

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Mon 9/13 Rock Cut Brewing The Barrel Rocky Mtn. Health Club

La Cocina de Mama Rosa Tacos B&M Sweets & Treats

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Tues 9/14 Rock Cut Brewing The Barrel Estes Valley Dog Park

Rosa Tacos La Cocina de Mama Café Mess Coffee

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Wed 9/15 Rock Cut Brewing The Barrel Estes Valley Dog Park

EP Bross WesTex BBQ Café Mess Coffee

Thur 9/16 Rock Cut Brewing The Barrel Lumpy Ridge Brewing Estes Valley Dog Park Fun City & Mtn Coaster

La Cocina de Mama EP Bross WesTex BBQ Café Mess Coffee Kona Ice

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

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Estes Fly Tyer Group The Estes Fly Tyer Group is back! A big thank you to Seth Richmond, Rector, St. Bartholomew’s Church for providing us a large well lit room to have our fly tying sessions. We will meet the first Tuesday of every month starting in October and going through May. Where we meet: St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 880 MacGregor Avenue When: Tuesday, October 5-6:00-8:30 Tuesday, Nov. 2-6:00-8:30 Tuesday, Dec. 7-6:00-8:30 Tuesday, Jan. 4-6:00-8:30 Tuesday, Feb. 1-6:00-8:30 Tuesday, Mar. 1-6:00-8:30

Tuesday, Apr. 5-6:00-8:30 Tuesday, May 3-6:00-8:30 What to bring: Bring your own vise, tools, materials. The idea of this group is to get together and tie flies, share ideas and techniques. You tie the flies that are of interest to you. Restock your box, get ready for next summer and find out what is working in the Estes area. All skill levels are welcome. If you are not a fly tyer you are welcome to come and observe. No fees, it’s free! If you have questions, please contact Susan Underwood at 972-375-1984 or Frank Drummond at 303-810-4538.

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45th Annual Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival This Weekend Get your tickets today for the 45th annual Longs Peak ScottishIrish Highland Festival in Estes Park, Colorado. After the challenges of 2020, the festival is back in full swing. Join us to find out what keeps Coloradans coming back for more family fun every year. The festival has something for everyone – featuring, world class Scottish Highland Athletic competitions, hurling and jousting demonstrations, Irish and Highland dance performances, dog exhibitions, folk and rock musical performances, Scottish and Irish food, drinks and crafts. Attendees can participate in a whiskey tasting Friday through Sunday and enjoy North America's largest Celtic parade on Saturday morning that runs through the heart of Estes Park.

has been a top attraction and highlight in Estes Park for 45 years. Schedule: Friday, September 10th to Sunday, September 12th, 2021 • Festival open: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily • Festival Parade down Elkhorn Avenue, downtown Estes Park: 9:30 a.m. on Sat., September 11th • Estes Park International Tattoo: 7:30 p.m., September 10 and 11 Estes Park Event Complex, 1209 Manford Avenue The Estes Park International Tattoo – three continents of the globe, this year's Tickets are still available. To save $5 one of the largest and longest established tattoo will celebrate the international purchase tickets online at military music displays in the United bond of friendship between nations and You can also buy tickStates – will take place during the Festi- commemorate the 20th anniversary of the ets at the festival will call office located at val on Friday and Saturday evening. 9/11 tragedy and the 80th anniversary of 1209 Manford Ave. or call 1-800-90With all-new international production Pearl Harbor. ESTES. Children nine and under are adteam and international cast drawn from The festival is a Colorado nonprofit and mitted free with a paying adult.

Five Fun Facts About… The American White Pelican By: Dawn Wilson

This week’s featured animal is the American white pelican. As summer winds down, the American white pelican is one of the last birds to leave Colorado. Although white pelicans typically only make Estes Park a stopover on their migration during the spring and fall, they take up summer residence on Shadow Mountain Lake in Grand Lake and on many of the lakes near Fort Collins, Loveland, Longmont, and many other

Front Range communities. Colorado is also the southernmost state where the migratory white pelicans breed; a nonmigratory colony breeds along the Gulf Coast. Here are five addition facts about this large white bird. 1. American white pelicans are one of the largest birds in North America. Their wings can reach a wingspan of nine feet and the bird can weigh more than 30 pounds. 2. The bill of an American white pelican can hold up to three gallons of wa-

ter. 3. When people think of a pelican, the brown pelican of coastal communities typically comes to mind first. The American white pelican, however, prefers fresh water and spends more of their time on interior bodies of water during the summer, sometimes visiting their brown pelican cousins along the southern coasts in winter. 4. The word pelican comes from the Greek term “pelekys, ” meaning “ax,” a reference to the bird’s large, flat beak.

American white pelicans nest in large colonies usually on an island or remote shore of a freshwater lake.

An American white pelican cruises across one of the ponds in early morning light at St. Vrain State Park in Longmont, Colorado.

5. Unlike its brown pelican cousin that dives for its food, the white pelican scoops its food, preferring mostly fish, from the water. Dawn Wilson is a professional and award-winning nature photographer who lives in Estes Park year-round. You can see more of her work, join one of her Rocky tours, and purchase prints at or follow her on Instagram: @dawnwilsonphoto.

An American white pelican takes off from Lake Estes during a brief spring stopover.

American white pelicans have huge wingspans that can reach up to nine feet.

White pelicans use the large pouch on their bill to scoop fish out of the water.

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An Easy Way To Help The Elk Stow away your hammocks, volleyball nets, swings By: Kris Hazelton

The elk rut in the Estes Valley is underway and the Colorado Parks and Wildlife now urges us to please look around our homes, yards and businesses for items

any encounters such as the entangled bulls shown on this page. According to CPW Wildlife Managers, they anticipate they will have to drug immobilize several elk this season that will get tangled in a fence, a piece of playground equipment, even lawn furniture. Photos Kris & Gary Hazelton, EPNEWS

Watch And Enjoy The Rut In Safety! By: Kris Hazelton

The annual elk rut is in full swing and the bull elk are busy bugling, gathering their harems of females and challenging one another for breeding rights. The elk are amazing and wonderous animals that are fun to watch but remember, these are wild animals competing for dominance and the bulls are especially "pumped-up" at this time of year. Avoid potential accident, injury or death by always viewing from a safe distance. If an animal is carefully watching you and appears "jumpy," you are way too close. Avoid eye contact and back away. Raise your arms to make yourself look larger. For photographers, a good rule of thumb is "give them room, use your zoom. Keep you dog leashed and quiet. Do not allow them to bark, lunge at or chase wildlife. Elk view your dog as a

that the bulls may get tangled up in. Just this week a large bull got his antlers caught in a child’s swing. The swing was hanging outside and while the homeowner was away, a bull happened by and tried to spar with the This kind of entrapment is totally preventable, just take a walk around your home and yard and look to see what an animal might get caught up in. Sometimes, elk are able to be rescued from entanglements by drug immobilizing them and then freeing them from whatever they are caught up in. Often times though, the results are tragic and the bulls swing. Imagine the shock when the homeowner came home to find the bull with their swing hanging from the bull’s antlers. This is too common an occurrence in the fall when bulls try to spar with anything that moves. When bull elk are pumped up with testosterone, anything that moves can be of interest to that bull. Swings, hammocks, volleyball nets and tire swings blowing in the wind pose a challenge for the elk and they will approach these items and actually 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. The CPW is urging all residents to bring these items in for the fall, to avoid

die or need to be euthanized. Lets make sure to look over our yards and bring in anything that might pose an entrapment hazard for our resident elk. Do it today, your actions could save the lives of these beautiful creatures.

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predator. Never block traffic. "Elk jams" are a danger to everyone - blocking traffic creates all kinds of potentially dangerous situations. Be sure to pull completely off the roadway, out of the way of through traffic. Never get between two bull elk. Situations can change very rapidly during the rut and you never want to be caught in between two rival animals or a bull and his harem. Don't ignore the cows, they can still be dangerous, any time of year, not just during calving season. Enjoy watching the rut but please remember - elk are wild animals. Be aware and be respectful. View quietly from a safe distance. Never attempt to touch or feed wildlife, it's dangerous and illegal. There's a reason it's called wildlife. Photos Kris & Gary Hazelton, EPNEWS

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TIRED OF FACING ‘UPS’ AND ‘DOWNS’ OF LIFE WITHOUT THE HELP YOU NEED? The past couple of years have been, for almost everyone in our nation…even our world…a period of ‘ups’ and ‘downs’…and for all, mostly the latter. There really seem to be very few areas of life: financial, health, educational, cultural, relational, environmental, and the list goes on, where there have been many ‘ups’ and, mostly, tremendous ‘downs’, taking its toll on everyone in our world. How many people in our nation today, could say that they are ‘better off’ than they were a couple of years ago? (I can, because I was dealing with cancer two years ago, today I am cancer free! But not everyone is so blessed.) So, how do we handle those ‘ups’ and ‘downs of life? The Bible has the answer! Its pages are filled with true accounts of men and women who were tremendously blessed with ‘Ups’, while being no less challenged by ‘Downs’! Let me remind you of a few. We remember a man named Elijah who was engaged in a ‘contest’ on Mount Carmel with the prophets of a false god, Baal. Elijah enjoyed an ‘up’ experience’ of joy, when God showed undeniably that Elijah was the true prophet, and God the true god, by bringing fire from heaven to burn up his sacrifice. It wasn’t long, however, until Elijah is ‘down’, even asking for God to take his life…before more ‘up’ experiences with God’s help. We remember the account of three Hebrews…Meshach, Shadrach, and Abednego…who were enjoying some years of good things (‘ups’) in Babylon, when they found themselves suddenly thrown into s fiery furnace (Daniel 4). But, they were able to handle that ‘down’, with the help of ‘One like unto the Son of Gods’, Who was with them and kept them unscathed during the intense fires. In the words of the Statler Brothers, “They didn’t bend! They didn’t bow! They didn’t burn’!” How about us? We can all be like that! None of us will have lives of uninterrupted ‘ups’, with no ‘downs’. The question is, how do we handle both? To help our community to wrestle with that question, we, at the Church of Christ which meets at 1470 Fish Creek Road, are hosting a special day on September 26. We are inviting the members of the Estes Park community to visit our morning worship at 10:30 and be encouraged by a lesson from God’s Word. Following our dismissal, every person will be handed a special ‘ticket’ (invitation) to drive immediately to the Mustang Mountain Coaster parking lot where we will enjoy lunch together, supplied by our members, and then enjoy an afternoon of free ‘ups’ and ‘downs’ on the Mustang Mountain Coaster to symbolize our recognition that this is just like our lives…we will have our ‘ups’ and our ‘downs’, but we will also know that, just as the tracks and the seat belts of the coaster will guide and protect us on our way ‘up’ and ‘down’ the mountain, so our God is there to guide and protect us in our ‘ups’ and ‘downs’ in life. Please join us, with your family and as many guests as you want to bring, to that special day. The Coaster is reserved for us that day. Of course, as always, as Christians we stand ready to help you with your ‘ups’ and ‘downs’ on an ongoing basis as well. One of the things that will be special about that day is that, as someone in our community observed, “From the top of the Coaster mountain, you have the best view of Estes Park that money can buy!” Even so, through regular study of God’s Word and faithful attendance to worship with God’s people, you will have the best view of the greatest ‘up’ of anyone’s life…a view of and preparation for heaven. So, mark it on your calendar: 10:30 AM – WORSHIP with the Church of Christ on Fish Creek RD 12:30 PM – DINNER at the Mustang Mountain Coaster 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM -- FREE COASTER RIDES for participants Please come and join us on our special day. If you have any questions feel free to call Gabe Bruyere (307-760-6431), me, (720-530-6446), or the office (970-586- 4793). May God’s riches blessings rest upon us all as we face life’s ‘ups’ and ‘downs’!

Bob Lewis

We Succeed By Working Together By: Robin Harding, Former Vice President, Estes Valley Land Trust Board of Directors

This is the third article in an eight-part series that covers the Estes Valley Land Trust’s recently adopted Core Values. More information about the land trust’s Core Values can be found at Like most of the residents that call Estes Park home, I wasn’t born here. I grew up in in the Mississippi Delta, where land is as flat as it gets. I fell in love with Estes Park when I came here as a 12-year old Cheley Camper. As a child, I was captivated with the mountains and knew that someday I’d return…for good. Almost 50 years later, I moved to Estes Park permanently. Of course I’m still captivated with these mountains and they’re just like I remember them as a Cheley Camper. I joined the Estes Valley Land Trust to ensure these mountains and the surrounding lands remain open and natural for generations to come. As a member of the Board of Directors, I learned that the land trust succeeds by working with private and public landowners, donors and volunteers and to truly make a difference and conserve more land in the Estes Valley, we need to be a more collaborative organization. In Mississippi, I owned an advertising agency and we took a very collaborative approach to our work. Back then, we re-

ferred to the T. E.A. M. acronym, or Together, Everyone Achieves More. All staff, the account executive, creative director, copywriter, graphic designer, photographer, cinematographer and IT specialist worked together. The melding of ideas resulted in a better final product. That’s the same approach the Estes Valley Land Trust takes today, but on a community-wide scale. Hermit Park Open Space is a great example of succeeding by working together. Hermit Park is owned and managed by Larimer County and was preserved through a joint effort between the Town of Estes Park, Larimer County, Great Outdoors Colorado and the Estes Valley Land Trust. The 1,362-acre park simply wouldn’t exist without these organizations and dozens of individuals working together. And Hermit Park is there for us all, forever. You can hike, bike, horseback ride, camp or picnic at Hermit Park Open Space and more than 70% of the park is designated for wildlife and prohibits development. This was truly an innovative and collaborative project and I’m excited to see what the land trust and their partners come up with next. About the Estes Valley Land Trust Founded in 1987 by Estes Park residents, the Estes Valley Land Trust is a nationally recognized land conservation organization that has preserved nearly 10,000 acres of land and some of the most iconic landscapes in the Estes Valley. More than 400 members support the Estes Valley Land Trust annually and additional information can be found at

Estes Park Women’s Golf Association Tuesday’s Game was 6-6-6 Partners. 1st six holes-Best Ball, 2nd six-holes Alternate Shot and 3rd six-holes a Scramble. Flight 1 1st Place: Three Way Tie: Jan Alderman and Carla Spreng-Webb Carolyn Bible and Judi Cunningham Ursula Geiger and Carrie Logan Flight 2 1st Place: Kathy Bryson and Jennifer Gergen

2nd Place: Diane Butler and Bonnie Rumsey Flight 3 1st Place: Laura Mulder and Jan Tindall 2nd Place: Dorothy Dorman and Johanna Gengler We invite anyone interested to join EPWGA this year or next year. If you are interested contact Carla Spreng-Webb at carla.

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Help Choose the Next Generation of Estes Valley Library Cards A library card is a passport to learning, opportunity, and community joy. Now through September 17, all the Estes Valley is invited to vote among six designs for new library cards. The top two designs will be featured on cards debuting this fall. Voting takes only a few minutes at In addition, kids age 15 and under are invited to submit original artwork for the “Your Art on a Card” contest. From the kids’ entries, one winning design will be chosen to appear on a new library card, also debuting this fall. Entries may

be delivered to the library now through September 17. All participants receive a thank-you gift upon delivering their artwork. Full details and design-sheet templates are at Watch for an announcement this fall of all the new designs. Library patrons will then be able to choose any of the three winning designs for their newest Estes Valley Library cards. The new cards will allow for an upgrade to a barcode format better designed for current and future technology needs.

Estes Park Senior Citizens Center Menu Sept 13 – 17 Monday, Sept 13

Chicken Breast Sandwich (topped w/ cheddar cheese & bacon) w/ Homemade Chips

Tuesday, Sept 14

Patty Melt Sandwich w/ Pasta Salad

Wed., Sept 15

Fried Chicken (3 pc) w/ mashed potatoes, gravy & vegetable

Thursday, Sept 16 Vegetarian Quesadilla (w/ spinach, mushrooms, onions) & soup Friday, Sept 17

Shrimp Alfredo w/ garlic bread & side salad

Monday, Sept 20

Monte Cristo Sandwich w/ Tomato Salad

Tuesday, Sept 21

Chicken Parmesan w/ Spaghetti, garlic bread & side salad

Wed., Sept 22

Bleu Cheese Bacon Burger w/ Pasta Salad

Sept 20 – 24

Thursday, Sept 23 Chicken Salad Croissant w/ Homemade Chips Friday, Sept 24

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

Estes Park Village Band And Jazz Band A Valuable Asset To Our Community To The Editor: The Estes Park community is so fortunate to have had the Village Band and Jazz Band performing during this past summer. They add so much to the cultural climate of Estes Park with their excellent concerts. Each musician and the conductors are of the highest quality and give each concert goer a variety of well

prepared music. All of us can give the Village Band and Jazz Band, many standing ovations of appreciation. Keep on adding to our valuable asset of your very special concerts. And thank you for your hard work to make them possible. Sharon Struve Summer Resident

All noon meals are $5 for current EP Senior Citizens Center members and are by reservation only. Reservations must be made by 1:00 PM at least one business day in advance. Note, if you want to reserve a meal for Monday, Sept 13th you need to call before 1:00 PM on Friday, Sept 10th. For reservations call 970-581-2195 and leave a detailed message. Pre-paid meal tickets and membership forms are available at the Estes Park Senior Citizens Center located at 1760 Olympian Lane and at

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

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What’s Happening At The Estes Valley Library HOURS & SERVICES New Fall Hours: Mondays-Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, 1-5 p.m. New fall hours offer additional evening access for students and for groups using the public meeting rooms. Both floors of the library are open with full access to collections, study rooms, meeting spaces, and the Makerspace. The second floor offers computer access, with printing available. Free Wi-Fi available both inside and outside the library. Library One-Hour Parking Library visitors may use any of the seven free parking spaces marked “Library Reserved” during open hours. The spaces have a one-hour time limit. These are located along the library’s northeast perimeter. No payment or permit required. NEW LIBRARY CARDS Kids “Art on a Card” Contest

Now through September 17, kids ages 15 and under are encouraged to submit original artwork for the “Your Art on a Card” contest. One winning entry will be chosen for an all-new library card design. Full details and design sheets available at Vote for New Designs Six designs are in the running for new library cards to debut this fall. Now through September 17, the Estes Valley is invited to vote online and select their top two favorites. Vote at COLLEGE READINESS College: Selecting and Applying Sunday, Sept. 12, 2-3:30 p. m., Hondius Room Get the insights you and your family need to get your teen to college. With local college planning expert, Kaye Orten. Sign up at College Planning One-on-One Appointments available College planning—from choosing a school to financial aid—is made easier by a one-on-one telephone visit with Kaye Orten, retired Vice Chancellor for Student Financial Services at CU-Boulder. Visit the “College Readiness” link at to learn more and schedule an appointment.

ESTES GROWS READERS Library Storytimes Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays, 10:30 a.m., Hondius Room No Storytime Sept. 11: Scottish-Irish Highland Parade at 9:30 a.m. Baby Storytimes on Thurs. and Fri. at 10 a.m. Children ages 0 to 6 and their families can enjoy stories, songs, puppets and activities, all designed to stimulate a child’s cognitive development. No sign-up required. Storybook Explorers: Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

Saturday, Sept. 18, 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. Following storytime on September 18, preschool families are invited to Storybook Explorers, where children ages 0 to 6 will enjoy an activity and receive a take-home copy of “Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn.” No sign-up required. BOOKS & AUTHORS

Chamber Book Club: “Hug Your Haters” Friday, Sept. 10, 11 a.m. to noon, Wasson Room For businesses big or small, there will be “haters”. Author Jay Baer explains how to embrace complaints, and turn bad news into good outcomes. Cohosted by Estes Chamber of Commerce and open to all. The Chamber is also hosting a “Hug Your Haters” Happy Hour on Sept. 10 from 5 to 6 p.m. Sign up at Being Awareness: “The Unfolding Now” Begins Saturday, Sept. 18, 10:30 a.m. noon, Wasson Room Author A. H. Almaas guides readers to live in the relaxed condition of simply “being ourselves”, moving beyond unwanted feelings of inadequacy. A threepart “Being Awareness” book discussion, continuing on October 9 and November 6. Sign up at and receive information on how to acquire the book. FRIENDS & FOUNDATION Cliffhanger Used Books Cliffhanger Used Books, located next to the Post Office, is operated by the Library Friends & Foundation, offering gently-used books, movies, and music at discount prices. Cliffhanger is open daily this summer from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Catholic Church Hosts Golf Tournament Book Discussion: A Famous Novelist’s Secret In “The Wife”

Estes Valley Crisis Advocates and the Estes Valley Library are co-hosting a monthly book discussion series, open to everyone. This month’s featured book is “The Wife” by Meg Wolitzer. The three-part book discussion will

take place in-person on three consecutive Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.: September 16, 23, and 30. Participants should sign up in advance at Meg Wolitzer’s novel “The Wife” has been called “acerbically funny” and a “rollicking, perfectly pitched triumph.” It tells the story of the long and stormy marriage between world-famous novelist Joe Castleman and his wife Joan, and the secret they have kept for decades. As Joe is about to receive a prestigious award, his wife Joan, who has spent forty years subjugating her own literary talents to fan the flames of his career, finally decides to stop. Of the book, “Newsday” wrote, “Deft and passionate, it raises questions about misguided aims and the deals we make with ourselves and others to reach them. ” The conversation will be led by an advocate for Estes Valley Crisis Advocate. Visit the Events link at to sign up. Once signed up, participants will receive information on how to access the book

Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church will be holding a golf tournament on Thursday, September 30th to raise money for their Capital Campaign. The first project of the campaign is to replace the over 70 year-old red shake roof of the historic church. Work on the

new roof is set to begin this month. The golf tournament is open to all golfers. It will be a four person scramble format. Players, hole sponsors and prize sponsors are welcome! For more information, contact the church office at 5868111.

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5 Annual Estes Park Studio Tour September 18 &19 The Studio Tour invites neighbors, friends, the creative curious, shoppers and talkers (who love to learn) into the studios of professional artists living in Estes. Ten local artists will open their home studios to demonstrate their fine art and craft process: from woodturning to drawing, silk painting to prayer wheels. The Estes Park Studio Tour is Saturday and Sunday, September 18 and 19, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. both days. There are a total of 15 artists participating in this event (10 hosts and five guest artists). Each location has an identifying number; visitors are invited to visit one studio or all seven. Some locations are right off the highway; others are up a dirt road. The Studio Tour is a great way to see work in progress, wild starts, and misfired ideas. Finished work will also be available for sale. Many of the artists in this event are inspired by our natural environment, it is hard not to be enamored with the Rocky Mountain ecosystem. Three artists in particular render realistic to interpretive drawings, paintings, and sculptures that mimic feathers, landscape, flowers and more.

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Deedee Hampton’s garden totem is constructed from stamped and hand-built clay pieces fired in her home studio. Her material library, her museum-like home, and her variety of finished work (inside and in the garden) are worth visiting.

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Patricia Greenberg creates pencil drawings that are highly detailed. The process is meditative, slow, and the final work is hyper realistic.

Fine artist Patricia Greenberg draws in a quiet room under a bright light, sometimes with a magnifying lamp. The work is exact, intensely accurate, almost meditative. It is hard to even believe it is a drawing! She renders her drawings on coquille paper, which has a textured surface of tiny scallops. Her subject matter includes portraiture and flora and fauna. Her original drawings will be exhibited. Reproductions of her work and sets of small picnic plates (reproduced from her drawings) will also be available. Her home is at the base of Old Man Mountain. Deedee Hampton is a storyteller and cultural commentator; she loves humor, irony, color and beauty. Her studio is a playful library full of clay, glass, metal, paint, wood—all materials she uses to create paintings, totems, and metal embossed idioms. You may know Deedee’s Spirit Animal paintings from the utility boxes she painted near the post office and the banner hanging from the Estes parking garage. Deedee will be showing small clay figurative garden & house plant totems, unique mosaics for the garden made of

Red Barn and Night #2, Karen Barnett’s large abstract landscape paintings.

Karen Barnett creates intensely colored abstract paintings and plein aire pastels. Some of the work is abstract—it might be described as large blocks (or fields) of color with expressive lines and marks, whereas some of her work is representational—you know you are in a forest or looking down the valley floor. She also has a long history of working in ceramic wall tiles, usually set in showers, as backsplashes, or entire walls. Her home overlooks the Estes Valley from the north side, just past Eagle Rock school. Printed maps are now available at Kind Coffee, Lumpy Ridge Brewing, and Bird & Jim Restaurant. Information on artists, examples of their work, and an interactive map can be found on This event is founded and funded by artists. Realtor Heidi Riedesel, Aspen Brook Vacation Rentals, Dr. Daniel Rauk, the Estes Arts District, Bird & Jim Restaurant and Kind Coffee provide additional support. Viva Creative Culture!

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Ranking Your Goals: A Smart Move Like most people, you may have several financial goals. But can you reach them all? It would be simple if you had great wealth. But you’ll likely need to rank your goals in terms of their importance to your life and then follow appropriate strategies to achieve them. By doing so, you may end up getting pretty close to covering each of your objectives, in one way or another. When prioritizing your goals, consider following this process: • Identify goals as “must have” or “nice to have.” Making sure you don’t outlive your resources is a must-have goal, so you need to be as certain as possible of achieving it. On the other hand, a nice-to-have goal might be something like buying a vacation home. If you don’t attain the money needed for this goal, you do have room to compromise, perhaps by scaling down to a smaller home in a different area or just renting a place for a few weeks a year. Having this flexibility can provide a psychological benefit, too. Since this goal doesn’t have an either-or outcome, you won’t have to feel that you failed if you don’t get the big vacation home – instead, you can still enjoy the results of your investment efforts, even at a more modest scale. • Put “price tags” on your goals. You need to know what your goals will cost. Even if you can only make an estimate, it’s essential to have some figure in mind. As time goes by, you can always revise your projected costs. To arrive at these price tags, you may want to work with a financial professional who has the tools and technology to create hypothetical illustrations and scenarios. • Follow an appropriate strategy. The nature of your goals and their estimated

cost will drive your investment strategy. So, for example, using the must-have goal mentioned above – the need to avoid outliving your money – you’ll want to balance your growth objectives with your comfort with risk, as well as maintain an appropriate withdrawal strategy when you’re retired. However, for a nice-to-have goal, such as your large vacation home, perhaps you don’t need the same urgency – consequently, with part of your portfolio, you might be able to take more risk in hopes of greater returns. And if you fall short, you can always go with Plan B – i. e., the smaller home or the rental experience. But if your "nice to have" is closer to a "must have" in this area as well, you might want to focus less on achieving greater returns and instead look at ways of adjusting your budget to save more. • Monitor your results. As you pursue your goals, whether must have or nice to have, you’ll want to check your results regularly. If you think you’re not making enough progress toward your desired goal, you may need to make adjustments. But don’t overreact to short-term swings in the financial markets or in the value of your portfolio, or take on an inappropriate amount of risk. When trying to reach your goals, you can alter your path, but it’s usually not a good idea to change directions altogether. The decisions involved in identifying, prioritizing and achieving your goals can be somewhat involved. But by following a well-designed process, you can help yourself get to where you want to go. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by our local Edward Jones Financial Advisors. Edward Jones, Member SIPC.

Estes Park Cup Invitational The annual Estes Park Cup Invitational Golf tournament was held at the 18 hole course on August 28-29. The winning team captain was Stan Osborne. Team Members Joel Moore Steve Nagl Rod Unruh

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The Rotary Golf Tournament Is All About Estes Park Kids. Help Us Make Their Future Bright! By: Dale Bonza

Class is in session at Estes Park high school and the close to 90 seniors who make up the Class of 2022 are hoping to make it their best year ever. They look forward to graduation next May and then to their next step in life – college, trade school, a career. The Rotary Club of Estes Park is working to give them a boost in the form of scholarships when they graduate to be sure they don’t miss out on the opportunity for further education and to leave their mark on the world. You can help by joining us for our yearly golf tournament. Golf Tournament Mark the date - Saturday, Sept. 25 – for this fun and important Rotary fundraiser. The event will begin at 9:30 a. m. with a shotgun start at the 18-hole Estes Park Golf Course. The $125 fee includes green fees, cart, lunch from Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ and a participation gift. In addition, $25 of the fee will benefit the scholarship fund for Estes Park High School Seniors. A drink cart will be available thanks to the generosity of Bank of Colorado. 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. Anyone who would like to be a sponsor or donate prizes or any golfer with questions should call Pete Sumey 970-4434644 or Ron Gordon 979-586-0370 or email • Named Scholarship $2,500 • Diamond Sponsor $2,000 • Gold Sponsor $1,000 • Silver Sponsor $ 500 • Bronze Sponsor $ 250 • Tee/Green Sponsor $ 125 • Fairway Sponsor $ 75 • Goodwill Sponsor $ Any amount To make a donation to the scholarship fund, send your check made out to Rotary Club of Estes Park Foundation at PO Box 1365. Estes Park, CO 80517. This is the 24th year that Rotary is hosting a golf tournament to help raise the money for scholarships. The 2020 tournament had to be canceled due to Covid, and that meant we did not raise our usual $17,500 last year. We still gave scholarships! We really need the community’s help to make up for it this year! What can you do? • Be a sponsor – our main source of income. • Give a merchant prize to encourage golf registrations, which this year add $25 per player to the fund. • Sign up to play in the tournament –

and bring your friends. • Make a donation to the Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund. Let’s not let our high school students down. Covid made for a tough year, but this year Estes Park is even tougher! Photo of EP Golf Course by Chuck Bonza

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Old Gallery Artist Has ‘Passion For Glass’ The Lake Estes Men’s Golf Club concluded another great year of golf and fellowship. Plans are already in place for our 2022 season with “Low Net” play plus “Special Events” categories each Monday. Play starts on May 16, 2022 with weekly tee times starting at 8:00 AM. Guests are allowed to play up to 2 times without paying the $30.00 annual membership fee. This allows potential members to know just how much fun it is to play and how they have a multitude of ways to win each Monday for only a $5.00 play entry fee. Our season highlight was our Club Championship held on August 16-17, 2021. Winners were:

LOW GROSS & LOT NET: 1st Low Gross (White Tees) 2nd Low Gross (White Tees) 3rd Low Gross (White Tees) 4th Low Gross (White Tees)

Robert Wilczek Curt Olthoff Colin Johnson Dave Eberhart

74 77 84 85

1st Low Net 2nd Low Net 3rd Low Net 4th Low Net

Terry Taylor Blake Dommert Ron Lukinovich Gib Dolezal

59.2 64.0 64.2 66.4

1st Low Gross (Red Tees) 1st Low Net (Red Tees)

Paul Halac Gary Shelley

73 56.0

Closest To The Flag #1 Longest Drive #5 Closest 3rd Shot #4 Closest Second Shot #7 Fewest Putts Closest To The Flag #3 Longest Drive #4 Closest Second Shot #5 Closest To The Flag #8 Longest Putt #9

Colin Johnson Gerry Johnson Travis Golden Robert Wilczek Paul Halac Gerry Johnson Blake Dommert Terry Taylor Travis Golden Paul Halac

$17.00 $17.00 $17.00 $17.00 $17.00 $17.00 $17.00 $17.00 $17.00 $17.00

(White Tees) (White Tees) (White Tees) (White Tees)

We are also excited to announce the President’s Cup (Match Play) Tournament dates for 2022. For only a $5.00 entry fee we will have a guaranteed $100.00 cash payout, if we have a minimum of 10 players sign up. The signup sheet will be on the Bulletin Board by May 23, 2022 and cutoff for signup will be July 4, 2022. Brackets will be up and play can begin on July 6, 2022. President’s Cup must be completed by August 14, 2022. We look forward to seeing you next year!


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When Lois Rentz took a stained glass class with her mom during high school, she never expected it to light a passion that would last over 40 years. “That class led to glass blowing in college and ultimately glass fusing for the past 20 years,” said Rentz. And yes, she still has that stained glass project she made. Rentz was influenced by her mother, who had an artistic flair. “She could do anything. She could sketch and paint and make clothes. I remember doing little projects with her as a child,” she said. “I think art has always spoken to me.” Rentz minored in art in college while earning her Bachelor Degree in Business Administration. But, like many artists, after college Rentz focused on her career as a paralegal and raising three children

with her husband. “I would do a few projects while they were in school, but they were few and far between.” Once her children were older, she signed up for a class in fused glass with Connie Sanchez at the Stained Glass Warehouse in Englewood. “Connie really became a mentor to me. She had classes that were reasonably priced and had all the tools and equipment you needed to set up your own studio. I bought my first kiln from her,” she said. Rentz now has three kilns in the studio her husband built and outfitted for her this year. It has grinders, saws, tools and everything she needs, with each tool having its own dedicated power circuit. “When my husband built it for me, he said he knew he’d end up seeing less of me,” she said with a laugh. Now retired, she spends time in her studio most days. “I love working with glass. It’s very relaxing for me and helps me de-stress. It’s just a fun artform for me.”

Rentz is a featured artist at The Old Gallery in Allenspark, a nonprofit center for community, art and visitors. The beautifully renovated 1940s log structure is home to 28 accomplished regional artists. She joined The Old Gallery this year and finds its’ roster of artists inspiring. “There are so many versatile artists there. The gallery has that old-timey history but it’s also very modern. It’s a great place to find art.” Many of Rentz’s pieces have a Mid Century Modern flair. “I’ve done a lot of research into Mid Modern design, and it often included cats. I can incorporate them into my designs doing playful things. They can be elongated or fat or sneaky. It’s fun.” She is also available for commissions. “I recently did a project for a woman’s 80th birthday featuring columbines, hummingbirds and specific mushrooms that she forages. Her friends commissioned it for her and it was a lot of fun to do.” She will be doing a fused glass demonstration at The Old Gallery from 1:30-4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25 as part of “Follow The Yellow Leaf Road,” an Art Drive featuring four dif-

ferent art galleries. Featured galleries include Art Center of Estes Park, The Glass TIPI in Ward, The Old Gallery and Gilpin County Arts in Central City. Several of her glass art pieces can be found on display at the Winot Café in Niwot through the month of September, along with the work of six other artists. The Old Gallery Artists Co-Chair and Glass Artist Sally Van Der Kamp said, “Lois and I share a passion for glass, and I can appreciate all of the time she spends perfecting her craft. Her passion is evident in the variety of fused glass art she produces. Her love of color, imagination, and mastery of the kiln shows in every piece she creates.” The Old Gallery is located at 14863 Colorado Highway 7 in Allenspark, and is open from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily. It is only 20 minutes from Estes Park and Lyons.

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Arts in Central City. The Old Gallery Artists Co-Chair Kathy Banich said, “Jennifer’s personality is mirrored in her art; imaginative, fun and lighthearted. Her painted wooden discs are highly sought after and

Artist Wants To Make People Feel Like They Need To Go Outside She remembers always drawing and painting as a child, but never pursued art except for one free form art class in college. Her focus was on her career as a respiratory therapist and being a single mother. “I was very busy working and taking care of my son. I just didn’t have time for art. When I decided I was burned out in the medical field, I rediscovered my love of art.” She now paints in her studio almost every day, often forgetting what time it is and when to eat. “I’m just immersed in it. I have the time to devote to my art and the more I do it, the more creative I get and the more ideas come to me. The gates have just opened,” she said. She moved to Allenspark last winter, but has always lived an adventurous life. It’s hard not to smile when you first see “I’ve lived in Alaska, I’ve lived on a boat Jennifer Nicholson’s unique hand and been to a lot of beautiful places in painted treasures. Her whimsical forest nature. I just couldn’t live in a city. My creatures and cheerful color combinastudio is upstairs by a big bay of wintions deliver a unique and charming dows, overview of the looking a forgreat outdoors. est,” she said. “I “I want my art listen to music, to make people watch the humfeel like they mingbirds at need to go outmy feeder and side,” she said paint all day.” with a smile. She loves getThe selfting out in nataught artist ture. “It’s just so uses several magical and mediums and wild. I want to techniques to bring all of that create her work, to the wood including wood burning (pyrography), slices I paint on, but in a whimsical acrylics and watercolors on wood, much way.” of which she cuts from fallen branches. Nicholson is one of 28 regional artists She admits trying many different methfeatured at The Old Gallery in Alods, but when she started using the comlenspark, a nonprofit center for art, bination of wood burning and painting, community and visitors. You can view everything fell into place. “I just love her art there from 9:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. how it all comes together. I like the color, daily. texture and the way the paint mixes on She will be doing an art demonstration to the wood. I also like using wood at The Old Gallery on Saturday, Sept. 25 burning as outlining and shadow.” from 1:30-4:30 p.m. during “Follow The

Fall Festival In Sept. 25 The Hilltop Guild's Fall Festival -- the last event of an exciting season - will be held on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kelley House off of Highway 7. The Kelley House is located between Nederland and Estes Park at 18720 Highway 7 or Peak-to-Peak Highway. The Fall Festival will feature a rummage sale including glassware, china, antique plates, kitchenware and many handmade items crafted by our weavers and quilters. A chili lunch also will be sold. Stop in and see what this association of Allenspark area residents is all about. You will get a warm welcome! Additionally, the Guild is offering a selection of classes this September and October open to the public, led by Guild members.

A "plarn" workshop will be held Sept. 15 at 10 a.m. What is plarn? It is plastic yarn that can be woven into bags, totes and purses. Bring clean plastic bags if you have them and Donna Squyres will show you how to make plarn. An embroidery class held over two Wednesdays on Sept. 22 and Sept. 29 also will be held at the Kelley House at 10 a.m. An $8 materials fee will cover a tea towel, silks, a hoop and everything you will need to get started. Space is limited so sign up soon by phoning the Guild and leaving a message at (303) 747- 2001. Leading the classes will be Judee Snell and Diana Boulter. On Oct. 6 at 10 a.m. a class on how to make colorful woven shoe laces will be taught by Diane Turechek. Please join us!

Yellow Leaf Road,” an Art Drive from Estes Park to Central City on the Peak to Peak Byway. Four art galleries are participating: Art Center of Estes Park, The Glass TIPI in Ward and Gilpin County

will undoubtedly become collectables for our patrons for years to come.” Located at 14863 Colorado Highway 7 in Allenspark, The Old Gallery provides entertainment, classes and social services to the Peak to Peak mountain communities. It’s home to the Rocky Mountain Nature Conservancy Store until mid-October. The Old Gallery also hosts the Community Cupboard Food Bank and Community Closet. It is only 20 minutes from Estes Park and Lyons.

Fine Arts and Crafts Festival September 18 & 19 The 46th Annual Fine Arts and Crafts Festival is almost here. This fun and unique shopping experience showcases world class artists from Colorado and neighboring western states. Shoppers will discover hand woven garments, paintings, jewelry, metalwork, photography, sculpture, pottery, and more! The festival will take place next weekend, September 18th and 19th in Bond Park; Saturday from 9:00 to 6:00 and Sunday from 9:00 to 4:00. Visit for more information.

Dominique Montano - “The Seeker”

Jim Tunell - “Indian Bow & Arrow”

James Jones - “Packer”

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Mary Jeanne Stapleton Overly Mary Jeanne Stapleton Overly was born in Toledo, Ohio on July 28, 1932. Mary passed away peacefully at the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colorado on Sunday, August 29, 2021. Her children and her husband, Jack, were at her side. Mary always wanted to see new places and learn new things. She often talked of exploring Toledo on her bicycle as a young girl and later traveled extensively throughout the United States and overseas. Mary graduated in 1954 with a degree in education from Mary Manse College, a private women’s Catholic college. She met Jack Overly in 1950 when she was an entering freshman at Mary Manse. They dated throughout their college years and were married June 19, 1954 - two weeks after her graduation. They celebrated 67 years of marriage this past June. Jack’s vocation with a national department store chain took them to various areas across the country; from Toledo, Ohio to Fremont, Ohio; Cincinnati, Ohio; Augusta, Georgia; Pueblo, Colorado; Yakima, Washington; and Monument, Colorado. Along the way, Mary taught handicapped and special education children in Fremont, Ohio; Colorado Springs, Colorado; and Yakima, Washington. In 1976, Jack and Mary purchased a company in Yakima, Washington which specialized in commercial interior design, space planning, and furnishings causing them to return to Yakima, Washington. After retiring from teaching, Mary created a religious education program for handicapped adults in Yakima and worked with that program as long as they lived in Yakima. Over the years, they often visited Estes Park, Colorado. In 1987, they built a house in Estes Park and moved there permanently after Jack retired in 1992. After the move, Mary gave of her time to many things that were important to her. She taught religious educa-

tion for children at Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church, where she also served as a lector for several years. She served on the Library Foundation Board and helped sort books for the annual library book sale. She also spent many years as treasurer of her homeowner’s association. Mary's family was always her priority, and she was a caring, devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, always putting others before herself. Mary loved to dance. She and Jack danced together on their first date and for many years after. They taught country western dancing with their dance club for several years while in Yakima. In Estes Park, they were long-time members of the Friday Niters dance club. She was also noted as a pie baker by family and friends and when living in Pueblo, Colorado she won a blue ribbon at the Colorado State Fair for her delicious apple pie. She loved the mountains, but also the ocean and could spend hours watching the waves on the Oregon coast and in Hawaii. You could always find her at Jack’s various music performances. Mary is survived by her husband Jack, her daughter Patricia (Mark), her sons Dennis (Molly), Michael, Scott (Marilyn), her grandchildren Lisa (Ben), Jason, Connor, Rye, Ashlynn, Amanda, Jessica and Tyler, her brother Jim (Diana), along with beloved nephews, nieces, and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Rita. A rosary will be held for Mary at Allnutt Funeral Home in Estes Park on Friday, September 17 at 2:00 p.m. A celebration of life service to honor Mary will be held at Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church on Saturday, September 18 at 11:00 a.m. Memorial gifts may be sent to Crossroads Ministry and Healing Waters of Estes Park. Please visit to leave a message for the family

St. Francis Welcomes Bishop Alexander “Hendy” Webb Join us Sunday, Sept. 12th at St. Francis of Assisi Anglican Church as we welcome Bishop Alexander “Hendy” Webb. Bishop Webb is the Suffragan Bishop in the Diocese of the Northeast of the Anglican Church in America and our temporary Episcopal Visitor. We are located at 3480 St. Francis Way (off Little Valley Road)

Morning Prayer – 9:00 a.m. Holy Communion Service - 9:30 a.m. Fellowship afterwards in Well’s Hall. Stations of the Cross on the Via Dolorosa path is always open to tour. Contact Rev. Fr. Dennis Ryan at 5770601 if you have any questions. Check us out on our website at

Paul Romig (“Pastor Paul”) Paul Ralph Romig (“Pastor Paul”), age 76, went to be with Jesus on Wednesday, September 1, 2021. Paul had been recovering from Covid, but the Lord had other plans. On October 28, 1944, Paul was born in Denver, CO, to Marjorie Sahm and William Romig. He grew up in Virginia with a couple of years in Costa Rica in the early 1950s. Paul graduated from Virginia Tech (“Go Hokies!”) with a degree in Political Science and the University of Virginia with a Masters of Elementary Education. He started his career in Northern Virginia as an elementary school teacher. Paul served in a thirteen-year-long principalship in the mid-’70s through much of the ’80s. During this time, he met a beautiful kindergarten teacher, Ellen Schaffer. Paul loved Ellen’s laughter, outgoing personality, and her daughter, Christy. Paul and Ellen were married on June 28, 1975, and Paul adopted Christy. Their family began to grow with the births of four sons: Timothy, Matthew, Nathanael, and Jonathan. The Lord used a challenging season to teach Paul he could not control life. He read the Bible and came to faith in Christ on March 28, 1987. The following year God called his family to move to Estes Park to care for his recently widowed mom. The Romig family began attending First Baptist Church (later renamed Mountain View Bible Fellowship), where Paul served as the Custodian, Children’s Pastor, and Associate Pastor for a total of 27 years. Paul later served Rocky Church as a greeter and Elder. In retirement, Paul enjoyed spending time with and supporting his children in their various activities and accom-

plishments. He loved working out with Nathanael, driving the Green Jeeps in Rocky Mountain National Park, walking his dog CB, studying his Bible deeply, and loving Ellen and his 17 grandchildren and greatgrandchildren dearly. Paul is preceded in death by his parents William and Marjorie Romig, his brother William “Bill” Romig, and his dogs Webster, Clancy, Pepper, Sophie, Kaylie, Taffy, and Brandy. Paul leaves behind Ellen, of Estes Park, Co., his beautiful bride of 46 years; his beloved daughter Christy Hamby, of Warrenton, Va.; his four boys he is so proud of, Timothy and his wife Joy of Wyoming; Matthew and Heather of Berthoud, Co.; Nathanael and Kylie of Estes Park, Co.; and Rev. Jonathan and Monica of Chelmsford, Ma.; his precious grandchildren Aaron, Kara, William, Mary Elizabeth, Maggie, Katie, Raymond, Richard, CeCe, Theodore, Heidi, Marilla, Hannah, Elijah, and Evangeline, and wonderful great-grandchildren, Kaden and Kalani. His family misses him greatly but rejoices he is enjoying Jesus forevermore. Rocky Mountain Evangelical Free Church (451 Promontory Dr., Estes Park) held a celebration of life service at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 6th, Labor Day. In lieu of financial donations to the family, donations can be given to Rocky’s children’s ministry. Please make checks to “Rocky Mountain Church” with the memo “Rocky Kidz Ministry” (address above) or donate online:

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Tom Gootz Tom Gootz 68, passed away peacefully at his home in Estes Park on September 8, 2021, where he resided since 2010. Tom was born to Eleanor (Kells) and Donald Gootz on December 6, 1951 in Albany, New York. Tom received his Bachelor of Science degree from The State University of New York at Albany. He earned his Ph. D. in medical microbiology from Creighton University in 1981. After completing post doctoral studies at the University of Washington, Tom joined the Anti-infective research Division of Pfizer Pharmaceuticals in Groton, Connecticut where he worked as a discovery scientist for 27 years. He had over 100 peer reviewed publications and presentations and was an established research scientist in the field of antimicrobial research, with several patents. He served on the editorial board for the journal “Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.” During this time, he used his scientific training to study the natural world and became involved in open space preservation. He served as President of the Deep River Land Trust in Connecticut for six years. He was a director of the Association for Responsible Development in

Estes Park, where he tried to advocate for a balance between development and the preservation of undeveloped areas for the benefit of people and wildlife. Tom was also an avid golfer, interested in nature photography from his travels around the world, and used his images to teach about wildlife preservation in his writings and lectures. Tom spent considerable time over his career reading and learning about the natural world and was deeply committed to teaching others about wildlife and wild places, particularly regarding the threats to our environment coming from climate change. In 2014 Tom published a book with the Friends of the Estes Park Museum, entitled “Transformation in Rocky Mountain National Park: Effects of Climate Change and Human Intervention.” The book covered issues of local interest regarding the ecology of Rocky Mountain National Park. Tom’s death was preceded by those of his parents and brother, Victor Gootz of Nassau, NY. He is survived by his friend Irrina Johnson, sister-in-law Patricia Gootz of Nassau, NY, several cousins, and his former wife Maureen Gootz of Estes Park.

Youth Development Specialist We are looking for high energy individuals to help foster a fun, safe and positive after school experience for kids ages 6-14 at the Estes Park Elementary School. You will assist in one or more of the following program areas: homework help, technology, sports, recreation and the arts. Must be 17 or older to apply. Paid and volunteer opportunities are available. Apply at

Busy Surveying and Engineering Firm is seeking a full time office assistant. QuickBooks knowledge is a must along with proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel. Experience in an administrative role is required. Job Description: Must complete the following tasks. Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Monthly invoicing preparation, payroll, employee vacations, PTO, employee timesheets, assisting with yearend tax prep, answering phones, assisting walk-in clients, and other administrative tasks. If interested please send resumes to

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Medicare Assistance Every year we offer free Medicare assistance to persons who want to review their current coverage. This is done through SHIP ( State Health Insurance Assistance Program). We are trained and certified through CMS Medicare. We do not represent any company or product. All information is unbiased and impartial. By reviewing your current coverage, it is often possible to save

hundreds of dollars. This is a free service. We will be in Estes Park at the Crossroads Ministry of Estes at 851 Dry Gulch Road on Wednesday, October 20, Wednesday, November 10, Wednesday November 17, and Thursday, November 18. Call the Aspen Club at 970-495-8560 to schedule an appointment.

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Allnutt Funeral Service-Estes Park Chapel would like to hire a careerminded individual to join our team as an Intern/Apprentice. No experience necessary. We will train and educate. Many opportunities for advancement in Estes Park and Northern Colorado. This position requires confidentiality and detail oriented work, and some night and weekend on call shifts. Please call, email or send a resume to Bill Smith. Call 970-586-3101 or

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ESTES PARK DISTILLERY/ BOB & TONYS PIZZA Hiring multiple job positions available. Cashier Pizza can be 14+. Tasting bar & liquor sales must be 21+. Kitchen staff & assisstant manager full time. Flexible scheduling & each position is easy just need staff to train & grow with the company as this is the fourth location.

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Silver Saddle Inn Do work that matters every day! Join the Harmony Foundation, an Estes Park drug & alcohol treatment center, in making a difference. We currently have openings in the following roles: • Counselor • Case Management • Accounting • Payroll • Nurse (RN or LPN) • Behavioral Health Tech • Front Desk Receptionist • Housekeeping • Philanthropy • Maintenance Visit our website at to apply or email your resume to You can also stop by our office at 1600 Fish Hatchery Road to fill out an application. We look forward to meeting you!

Caramel Corn is hiring a Confectionery Cook! Are you an upbeat, friendly, responsible person? A full-time, year round position is available, pay is $14-$15 hr. plus tips (avg. $8-12hr). You must be able to lift 30 to 50lbs repeatedly, be on feet long periods, pay attention to detail and provide quality customer service. Non smoking. Equal opportunity employer. Stop in person 144 E. Elkhorn Ave or email

Now hiring: RESIDENT NIGHT MANAGER • Will work evening Front Desk shifts • Lives in on site apartment • Must be able to handle situations that arise when the Front Desk is closed overnight • Previous customer service experience desired • Non smoker • Year-round permanent position • Salary commensurate with experience Apply in person or email resume to Best Western Plus Silver Saddle Inn 1260 Big Thompson Avenue

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

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QUALIFICATIONS: • High school diploma or GED • At least 18 years old and eligible to work in the U.S. • Able to pass post-offer/pre-work physical demands and lift test • Able to lift 50 pounds routinely • Willing to work hard and multi-task • Team work and reliability a must • Confidential and trustworthy SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Apply online at Only online applications accepted. Salary range is $13.63 to $15.43 with single benefits. Up to five years of similar work experience may be granted. Positions open until filled. Estes Park School District R-3 Is An Equal Opportunity Employer

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

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Rain or Shine. Fri, Sat. Estate Sales Sun. Sept. 10, 11, 12. 8am to 1pm.1028 Tranquil Ln Estes Park, Estate/Moving Sale CO. off Highway 7. Follow Org & Grn Signs to Exercise equipment( Schwinn Air Dyne, Bow 640 Freeland Ct. Flex complete) camping Fri 8-1, Sat 8-2 equipment, 17” snow tires on rims for Subaru, air Patio Furniture, Swing Set, mattress, large & small Toys, Lg size New house plants, Iris Clothing, Games, Chest Rhizomes, kitchen items, books, clothing, high lift Freezer, Q Bed, Baskets, jack, extension ladder, Grill, Tools, Fishing Gear, wood ammo crates, canBar Stools, Books, ning supplies, tools, novelElectronics & More. ties, -probably something ESTATE/MOVING SALE for everybody! Need to have one, but Mostly furniture sale seems overwhelming. Sat., 9/11, 8am-2pm 630 Whispering Pines Dr We do the work, you make the $. Local, Affordable, Mixed variety of furniture, References. CALL NOW and other unique items. 970-215-5548 Bring someone to help move furniture.

NOTICES Garage Sales Sat. Sept. 11 - 8:00am - ? 1627 & 1703 Prospect Estates Dr. Public Notices Sat. Sept. 18: 8am-2pm. 50 men’s med shirts, 50 1265 Range View Rd. men’s 34&32 pants, rugs, Power Tools/Equipment Visit Estes Park is acpots, Christmas plates, (electric Miter saws, Table Brick Brack, jewelry, B.B. cepting proposals for guns, knives, John Wayne paid media and creative saw, tabletop Band saw, collectibles, books, snow Reciprocating saw, Bosch services from agencies shoes, reel mowers. Roto-Zip, Angle grinder, ½” and consultants. Find the Hammer drill), Wagner 5 Family Fri 9-10 & Sat 9- details and how to submit Paint sprayer, twin-tank Air 11 8am to 3pm. 1400 S. your proposal at www.visSt. Vrain, Estes Park. Compressor, Eureka Clothes, books, movies, Carpet cleaner, 18” Hedge household items, sewing trimmer, Toro Blower/Vac, machine, golf clubs, jewHand tools, Household elry making supplies, new goods, Games, Books, lots craft items. A little bit of of FREE Stuff and More. everything. Garage Sales

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Encountering the Catholic Faith Are you interested in learning more or asking questions about the catholic faith? Becoming Catholic, receiving communion, confirmation, or reconciliation? Informational meeting Sunday, October 3 from 35 PM. Our Lady of the Mountains church, in the lower level. All are welcome! Questions? Contact Elizabeth:

NOTICE OF OPEN MEETING FOR HEARING ON PETITION FOR INCLUSION OF ADDITIONAL REAL PROPERTY WITHIN THE UPPER THOMPSON SANITATION DISTRICT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all interested persons that a Petition for Inclusion of additional real property has been filed with the Board of Directors of the Upper Thompson Sanitation District. The Board of Directors has fixed Tuesday, the 21st day of September 2021, at the hour of 4:00 p.m., at 2196 Mall Road, Estes Park, Colorado 80517, as the date, time, and place of an open virtual meeting at which such Petition shall be heard. The name and address of the Petitioner is: Aaron and Agnieszka Nelson, 1750 South Saint Vrain Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517 The property to be included into the District is generally described as follows: COM AT S 1/4 COR 31-5-72, EP, TH N 0 48' W ALG N-S C/L 594.67 FT, N 73 33' 43" W 379.53 FT TPOB, N 73 53' 32" W 266.67 FT TO ERLY R/W HWY 7, N 38 56' 21" E 318.62, S 61 20' 32" E 221.97, S 26 27' 50" All interested parties may appear at such hearing to show cause in writing why such Petition should not be granted. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE UPPER THOMPSON SANITATION DISTRICT. UPPER THOMPSON SANITATION DISTRICT By: Jack E. Reed, Chairman of the Board Published in: Estes Park News Published on: September 10, 2021

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