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September 16, 2022

Elk Are Wild Animals!

The rut is well underway and the bull elk can be aggressive this time of year. Be very careful, (and please be patient) this happened last Friday on Highway 34. See pages 24-& 25. Video/Photo by Kris Hazelton, Estes Park News Watch it on our Facebook page or YouTube channel

Fine Arts And Crafts Fair

Enjoy the only juried arts and crafts fair in Estes Park. This weekend in Bond Park. See page 11. Photo by Estes Park News

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Yesterday, former Astronaut Vance Brand, his family, Rocky Mountain National Park and Rocky Mountain Conservancy officials celebrated the donation of the Brand’s 40-acre parcel of land to Rocky Mountain National Park. The family donated the land to the Rocky Mountain Conservancy, the nonprofit partner to Rocky in 2019. In January 2021, Congress authorized the inclusion of this 40-acre parcel of land into the boundary of Rocky Mountain National Park. This bipartisan bill was introduced in 2020, by Senator Michael BenVance Brand and family, Rocky Mountain National Park Superintendent Darla Sidles, Rocky Mountain net, Representative Joe Conservancy (RMC) Executive Director Estee Rivera and RMC board members celebrate the Brand FamNeguse, and former ily's donation of a 40-acre parcel of land to RMNP. Courtesy photo Senator Cory Gardner. command module pilot during the first couraged keeping it as it is. I’m thankful The property is located adjacent to the U. S.-Soviet joint spaceflight in 1975 and that there were early national park eneastern boundary of the park, and will as commander of three Space Shuttle thusiasts like Enos Mills and Teddy Rooenable the park to provide additional missions. sevelt who had the foresight to encourprotection for the park’s high-elevation age establishment of Rocky Mountain Brand said about the donation, “To me ecosystem. This parcel is a scenic, natuNational Park and our entire national the park is a wonderful place that must ral buffer between private lands and park system. The National Park Service be preserved – and where possible exthree popular trails: Estes Cone, Storm does a terrific job of maintaining our napanded. The numerous hiking, campPass, and Eugenia Mine Trails. tional parks. In short, my family and I ing, and (non-technical) mountain Vance Brand was born and raised in climbing experiences that I had there in sincerely hope that this donation to the Longmont and attended college at Unimy youth led me to purchase land along national park will keep the land in its versity of Colorado and UCLA. He went Rocky Mountain National Park’s eastern natural state for the benefit and enjoyon to become a Marine Corps officer, an boundary in 1967. Over time my family ment of current and future generations aviator, a test pilot, an aeronautical engiof Americans.” has developed an appreciation of the neer and an astronaut. He served as a natural beauty of the land and have en-

RMNP To Host “Fly Fishing In The Rockies,” A Reduced Barriers Fishing Workshop Saturday, September 24 6,200 copies were printed this week, and distributed FREE to hundreds of Estes Valley locations including Allenspark, Glen Haven & Lyons.

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In coordination with the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD), Rocky Mountain National Park is hosting a free workshop for individuals of all ages with permanent disabilities, “Fly Fishing in the Rockies,” on Saturday, September 24, 2022. This workshop will take place on the Colorado River at the Holzwarth Historic Site on the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park from 9 a.m. to

11 a.m. During this workshop, participants can expect to learn the basics of fly fishing, including learning about the fish species that live in the park, how to read the water, and how to cast. Space is limited and advanced registration is required. To register, visit ty-short-intake-registration or call the NSCD Customer Service number at 970726-1518.

Assistance will be provided for any interested program participants, including an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter, adaptive fishing gear, and fishing locations that are accessible by visitors in wheelchairs. One-on-one fishing guides will also be available. For more information about Rocky Mountain National Park, please call the park’s Information Office at (970) 5861206 or visit

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Notice To Local Marketing District Citizens The Local Marketing District has approved the submission of one (1) TABOR Ballot Issue at the November 8, 2022 election. Amendment One (1992) to the Colorado Constitution requires a notice of the election to be mailed to all registered voters with certain information about the election and financial implications of the ballot issue (TABOR Notice). Part of the notice to be sent to electors must include summaries of written comments, up to 500 words each, one for and one against the proposal, filed with the election officer by 45 days before the election. The Estes Park Local Marketing District hereby solicits written comments for and against the question listed below. The Town Clerk is the designated election official for the election, therefore, address your comments to the Town Clerk, Town of Estes Park, PO Box 1200, Estes Park, CO 80517. Only comments filed by persons eligible to vote in the Estes Park Local Marketing District will be summarized in the ballot notice. To be summarized in the ballot issue notice, the comments must: · Address this specific ballot issue · Indicate whether they are “for” or “against” the issue · Must include a signature · Address where the signor is registered to vote. Written comments must be received no later than Friday, September 23, 2022 at 5:00 p. m. The TABOR ballot issue will read as follows: Estes Park Local Marketing District Ballot Issue SHALL THE ESTES PARK LOCAL MARKETING DISTRICT TAXES BE INCREASED UP TO $6.3 MILLION ANNU-


Reclamation To Temporarily Reduce Water Levels In Lake Estes For Maintenance And Upgrades The Bureau of Reclamation will temporarily reduce the levels of Lake Estes in Estes Park, Colorado to allow work to be completed on Olympus Dam. On September 30, 2022, Reclamation will begin drawing down Lake Estes from its typical level of about 7472 feet in elevation. By October 10, 2022, levels will drop 12 feet to an elevation of 7,460 feet. Reclamation will maintain this level until December 19th, 2022, when it begins refilling the reservoir to a level of 7472 feet. During this time, Olympus Dam and related features will undergo scheduled maintenance and upgrades to controls. The upgrades will implement the newest technology and allow Reclamation to meet the future power and water needs of customers on the Front Range. At the same time, the Marys Lake Powerplant, southwest of Estes Park, will undergo a unit runner replacement and turbine overhaul. This work will improve efficiency and reliability and reduce outages at the plant. “Key focus areas for Reclamation are continuity of operations and a culture of

safety,” said Jeff Rieker, Eastern Colorado Area Manager. “We continue to reinvest in our infrastructure to supply reliable water and clean power to our customers.” Media inquiries or general questions about Reclamation and its maintenance procedures should be directed to Anna Perea, Public Affairs Specialist, at 970290-1185 or If you are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability, please dial 7-1-1 to access telecommunications relay services. The Colorado-Big Thompson Project (C-BT) is one of the largest and most complex natural resource developments undertaken by the Bureau of Reclamation. C-BT stores, regulates and diverts water from the Colorado River west of the Continental Divide to provide supplemental irrigation water for 615,000 acres east of the Rocky Mountains. It supplements the municipal and industrial water supply and provides recreation for more than 1 million residents in Northeastern Colorado. It also produces enough electricity to power nearly 68,000 households.


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The Big Thompson River, boosted by stormwater runoff, ravages the Riverside area of Estes Park on September 11, 2013.

Town And County Working Together To Address Stormwater Crisis


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

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There are five major drainage basins in the Estes Valley. In each basin there are streams near which significant numbers of houses and businesses are located. Stormwater runoff from rain and snow, when unchecked, causes streams to expand. If streams expand too much and flooding occurs, then buildings and people, in the Estes Valley drainage basins and below, are at risk. And sometimes, as was the case with eight floods that ravaged the valley since 1949, the risk is too great and loss of life and/or major infrastructure damage results. In recent years, alleviating the risk of unchecked stormwater has been a topic of much discussion. Among discussants, there’s been general agreement about the need to do something, it will be a multiyear undertaking and costs continue rising. The discussion led the Town, in 2018 to request grant funds for stormwater infrastructure project on the Big Thompson River. The request was denied in 2019, resubmitted in 2020 and denied yet again. Subsequently, at a meeting of the Town Board on August 24, 2021, staff of the Public Works Department recommended that maintenance of the stormwater infrastructure be made an elevated priority for 2022. In support of the recommendation, board members established 2022 Strategic Plan Objective 5.B.1: Develop a funding proposal to expand stormwater infrastructure and maintenance through a stormwater utility. They then directed staff to engage with Larimer County about forming a stormwater utility for the Estes Valley.

Three weeks ago, the Town Board and Larimer County Commissioners met in Estes Park to continue considering creation of a stormwater utility, an issue initially sent forth during a joint session in 2019. During the meeting, the Town’s Public Works Director Greg Muhonen, reminded commissioners and trustees that the decisions we’ll make about scope, service area and funding will define the utility. He told us that the potential service area currently includes 8,583 parcels of land in the Estes Valley Development code, and 3,181 in the unincorporated area of Larimer County. And that grants, user fees, and sales taxes could cover the accumulated costs projected to be $138 million by 2050. Before adjourning, commissioners, trustees and I agreed to establish an intergovernmental agreement between the County and Town for the creation of a stormwater utility. Toward that end, staff were directed to research cost models and grant funding opportunities, and to provide information about both to us before the end of this December. As overwhelming as creating a new utility might feel, when I pause to take a deep breath and consider the deleterious effect that unchecked stormwater has on the property and people of Estes Park and Larimer County, all doubts about the importance of the actions we’re taking fade away. And joy, like I feel when seeing rainbow afterward a rainstorm, fills my heart as I think about the way commissioners and trustees are working together for the common good of the people we serve.

EVFPD firefighters generally respond to medical calls in their personal vehicles, allowing for a faster response. On other incidents, firefighters respond to a fire station to respond in department apparatus with specialized equipment. During the week of September 4, the

Estes Valley Fire Protection District (EVFPD) responded to 12 calls for service. This included: • Emergency medical (assist EPH): 2 • Smoke Investigation: 2 • Motor Vehicle Crash (MVC): 5 • Alarm Activation: 3

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Estes Valley Short-Term Rental Alliance (EVSTRA) Formed Estes Valley Short-Term Rental community forms organization to represent short-term rental owners. Takes advocacy position to support the lodging-tax extension. The Estes Valley Short Term Rental Alliance (EVSTRA) held its first organizational meeting Saturday September 3rd and elected Greg Rosener as its president, Jane Livingston as its treasurer, Becky Robbins as its communications secretary, and Patti Brown as its recording secretary. Organizational members include residents, property owners, hosts, property managers, staff, contractors in the building trades, local businesses, real estate professionals, and other stakeholders who rely on the value that private vacation home hosting brings to the Estes Valley, Larimer County, and the state of Colorado. EVSTRA’s believes that tourism and residents in Estes Park can co-exist through smart policies and best practices. Through research, open data, community involvement, collaboration, and transparency effective policies can be developed that create a win-win for neighbors, renters, businesses, property owners, and the Estes Valley community. “We are dedicated to preserving Estes Park’s rich history of vacation rentals and home-sharing through education, awareness, and the promotion of responsible vacation rental ownership and management, said Livingston, a vacation rental owner. Livingston, an avid hiker who summited Long’s Peak last Thursday, said “I love sharing my property with guests who come to the Estes Valley to make memories that last a lifetime.” According to Greg Rosener, owner of

SkyRun, a vacation rental management company, “We understand the need for EVSTRA to act as an advocacy voice supporting the economic and social well-being of Estes Park and the Estes Valley community as well as protecting the rights of vacation homeowners to responsibly rent their properties.” One of the first issue advocacy positions EVSTRA has taken is to support the lodging-tax extension which will be on ballots in the Estes Valley this November. “The need for workforce housing and childcare in the Estes Valley is serious. EVSTRA is 100 percent behind passage of this ballot initiative,” said Rosener, a 1967 graduate of Estes Park High School. “We know the value that short-term rentals bring to the Estes Valley economy at large,” said Rosener whose company employs 17 full-time people and an additional five seasonal employees. “The whole community needs to support this lodging-tax extension and its important for short-term rental owners to be at the front on this. said Rosener. The revenues generated by this tax extension can only be used for workforce housing and childcare. Robbins, a local realtor, operates her Estes Park home as a bed and breakfast. “In addition to generating local jobs, short-term rentals contribute to the local retail, restaurant, and tourism economy,” she said. “The revenue they generate provides needed tax dollars which are used for infrastructure and community amenities,” said Robbins who also owns a long-term rental property which she rents to a member of the Estes Park workforce.


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Inaugural 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb And 5 K Walk A Moving Event The first 9/11 Memorial 5K and Stair Climb was held last Sunday in Estes Park at the Visitor Center and Parking Garage and the Lake Estes Trail. Participants gathered together to remember and honor those lost on 9/11 by a 5 K walk around Lake Estes followed by a stair climb up and down the parking garage stairways. Each participant paid tribute to the FDNY firefighters by climbing the equivalent of 110 stories of the World Trade Center. EVFPD Fire Chief David Wolf wished to have an event such as this in our hometown and he, along with a committee of hard working and dedicated volunteers, brought his dream to fruition. Those who walked and stair climbed at the event were moved to tears at times,

especially when EPVFD volunteer Scott Manning told the story of his firefighter brother, Stephen Gerard Siller, who lost his life on 9/11 in New York City. At the start of the climb/walk, participants each received a unique tag when they checked in. On each tag was the photo, name, and company of a first responder who lost their life that day. Chief Wolf encouraged all to look up their names and learn more about them. He said, “As you work your way up the stairs, it’s going to get hard. Look down at the tag, and imagine what was going through their minds at that time 21 years ago. Let their courage and determination motivate you. You can find each of their stories at” A hearty thank you goes out to:

Town of Estes Park - Visitor Center, and parking garage Bureau of Reclamation - for use of parking garage land Estes Park Recreation & Park District for use of lake trail for 5K Volunteers 9/11 5k & Stair Climb Committee Estes Park Running Club Estes Valley Fire Protection District volunteers - many of whom were participants. Sponsors YMCA of the Rockies American Legion Flinch Forward Visit Estes Park Bank of Colorado Front Range Fire Apparatus Businesses Kind Coffee Egg of Estes Poppy’s Pizza & Grill Proceeds from this event will go to support the National Fallen Firefighter Foundation.

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

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

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gency Preparedness Guide, available in English and in Spanish, on the website. This guide informs the public on how to prepare for emergencies as well as has useful emergency contact information. Resilience, the ability to adapt and recover from the disturbances caused by disasters, is created by building social capital, understanding situational awareness, and having forethought. Larimer County has programs that encourage communities to build and cultivate a culture of preparedness and resilience for their specific community. The Larimer Connects Community Hub Program aims to establish community-specific recognized convergence points that help with information circulation, resource dispersal, and social bonding. The locations are often town halls, libraries, community recreation centers, and schools. Preparedness might look like storing extra food at home in case of food shortages. Memorization of your emergency contacts' phone numbers. Establishing a family reunification plan and knowing how that information ties into your community-established evacuation paths. Additionally, Larimer’s Office of Emergency Management will be hosting its annual Family Preparedness and Safety Fair for Northern Colorado on October 8th at The Ranch in the Thomas M. McKee 4th Building, 5280 Arena Circle in Loveland from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This fair is free and open to the public! The fair will be fall themed and feature emergency vehicles, pumpkin painting, safety classes, children's activities, and much more. Join us and other participating organizations around Northern Colorado this month in taking a proactive stance in preparing for our futures.

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So close…just 90 miles off the coast of Florida…but worlds away. That’s how I describe Cuba, the largest island in the Caribbean and the site of my vacation last week. “Vacation” is not an apt description of my visit there, however. As much as I enjoyed spending time with my brother and his Cuban family-in-law, mine wasn’t the kick-back-and-sip-adaquiri type of vacation. Being in Cuba was hard work. Getting there was easy enough. President Biden has loosened restrictions on US–Cuban relations so the gates are open once again. I flew from Miami to Havana without incident. Sadly, the plane was nearly empty. Cuba tourism has been hit hard by the pandemic. The country relies on tourism to supply its people with the necessities of life—like food— so when COVID hit (and when our immediate past-president restricted travel to Cuba), its most important source of foreign revenue got drydocked. In addition, climate change is negatively affecting local food production, Cuba has been slapped by inflation like the rest of us, and Russia’s attack on Ukraine has created fuel shortages. Without fuel, the garbage trucks can’t run. Without garbage trucks, heaps of smelly waste pile up on street corners. Rubbish draws out rodents, rodents enter houses, and—you get the picture, and it isn’t pretty. There is beauty in Cuba, however. For example, Cuba produces some of the best ballet dancers in the world. I brought home linocut etchings from an artist whose son is a principal dancer with the Kansas City ballet. And the tiny country boasts nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We think we have it bad because we have to pay six dollars for a gallon of milk. In Cuba, there is no milk. There are no dairy products at all, unless you think powdered milk is dairy. (Does it come from a powdered cow?) My hosts haven’t had a chicken since June. They heard there were eggs at the corner store so they rushed with their ration book to stand in line and came back with seven eggs—for a household of four with two guests. They eat a lot of beans and rice but while I was there we ate rice without beans because there were no beans to be had. They loved the boxes of Jell-O I brought them and had never tasted anything like the fruit rolls I made for them in my dehydrator at home. The country’s power plants are old and cannot keep up with demand. As temperatures rise in Cuba like everywhere else, house fans run more often (don’t bother asking if there’s air conditioning). In order to spare its utility equipment, the government implements rolling blackouts. The first one I experienced lasted two hours but in Viñales, a smaller community west of Havana, the people had to suffer through an eighthour blackout the day before my brother and I arrived there. A blackout means no fans, no refrigeration, no lights. Internet access isn’t even available when there is power. (Our host in Havana is a lawyer with the University of Havana. He makes

$29/month. He cannot afford to spend $8/minute at a sluggish public computer that may shut down due to an unpredictable blackout at any moment.) Our hosts used to have a 50-year-old refrigerator that worked well. (Cubans know how to keep things running. It’s a national vocation to lift the hood of an old car and be able to fix what’s broken.) But the Cuban government determined that the old fridges were drawing too much electricity so they required all households to get rid of their perfectly functional refrigerator. Each house was inspected to make sure every resident complied. The old, solid refrigerators were replaced with cheap units distributed by a foreign manufacturer. The rubber seals have eroded and the doors don’t close tight. Cold air escapes, and what little food there is is at risk of spoiling, especially during a blackout. Very quickly I’ve painted a dire picture of how miserable life is in Cuba. Yet I witnessed intelligent people being kind, generous (as much as was possible), fun and affectionate. Violent crime is very low. The country has a literacy rate of 99 percent. Our hosts’ son and daughter-in-law, the top two students in their class, are in their last quarter of residency before they earn their medical degrees. They taught me how to play double-nines Dominoes (the national pastime) and we played all night, despite our limited ability to speak a common language. During my stay we sang our national anthems to each other, we discussed music (“You don’t like Michael Jackson?” they asked in disbelief. “No. I like James Taylor, ” I replied. They’d never heard of him.) We drank Cuban beer (which is difficult to find because there is very little aluminum for canning) and rum (supplied by my brother, who purchased both on the black market). We discussed politics, theirs and ours. (“What do you think of Trump?” they asked. “The US should give Guantanamo back and eliminate the embargo from all countries,” they said. “Can you help me understand the Castro of the Revolution compared to the Castro of the 21st century?” I asked. It is complex. There are so many layers. He gave them free, quality healthcare. He took away their farm. And that’s only the beginning.) The family we stayed with talked about how bad things are in their homeland but they didn’t let it keep them down. They spoke of the future, of the efforts being made to give their children a better life, and of the love they share between them. And with us. My flight out of Havana was completely full. I wondered how many of the Cubans on that plane would never return. Cuba is a place they love, my hosts explained, and a place they wish they could leave. You may let The Thunker know what you think at her e-mail address, © 2022 Sarah Donohoe

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COVID-19 Bivalent (Omicron) Boosters Now Available In Larimer County The Larimer County Department of Health and Environment (LCDHE) is encouraging eligible residents to stay upto-date with their COVID-19 vaccinations by getting one of the newly approved booster vaccines. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued new recommendations for COVID-19 boosters after the FDA authorized updated booster formulas from both Pfizer and Moderna. The boosters can be given at least two months after a person’s last COVID-19 shot—either since their last booster dose, or since completing their primary series. Pfizer’s updated booster shot is recommended for individuals 12 and older, and Moderna’s updated booster shot is recommended for adults 18 and older. In Larimer County 247,878 residents, or approximately 70%, are fully vaccinated, making them far less likely to suffer from serious COVID-19 illness and hospitalization. The new boosters contain an updated bivalent formula that both boosts immunity against the original coronavirus strain and also protects against the newer Omicron variants that account for most of the current cases.

Updated boosters are intended to provide optimal protection against the virus and address waning vaccine effectiveness over time. “We’re no longer helpless against this virus. Today, easy access to testing, treatment, and vaccines are making COVID-19 a preventable and treatable illness. The new boosters will provide those already vaccinated with another layer of protection as we head into the fall and winter months when respiratory viruses, including COVID-19, become more prevalent,” says Paul Mayer, Medical Officer for LCDHE. Eligible individuals can get either the Pfizer or Moderna updated booster, regardless of whether their primary series or most recent dose was with Pfizer, Moderna, Novavax, or the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. LCDHE encourages residents with questions to talk with their healthcare provider about COVID19 vaccines. The Larimer County Department of Health and Environment, along with many local vaccine providers, will be offering the new booster doses. For more information, visit

Parkinson’s Support Group Meeting The next meeting of the Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will be held Tuesday, September 20, 2-3:00 p.m. in the Hondius Room at the Estes Valley Library. All affected by this progressive neurological disease are welcome to attend to bring their own experiences, strength and hope and come together for the good of the group. Questions, comments? Call Linda Hanak at 970-443-8146.

1st Annual First Responders Lunch Recognition Ángel Venzor 10th Grade Congratulations to Ángel Venzor the Estes Park High School Student of the Week for September 16, 2022. Angel is the son of Mrs. and Mr. Violeta and Sergio Venzor. At school he enjoys being on the soccer team. He has received several diplomas and is looking forward to getting his bilingual diploma. Outside of school he likes listening to music. He has two siblings and works in hotels. Angel’s favorite place to visit is to go the mountains and ride ATVs. His favorite positive quote is “Never give up.” The best piece of advice he’s received is, don’t always try your hardest. After high school, he plans to go to college.

Preparations are underway for the 1st Annual First Responders Lunch Recognition, a Signature Event organized by Longs Peak Masonic Lodge #197. This event will be held on September 27, 2022. A day adopted by the Colorado General Assembly to honor and thank Colorado First Responders. Longs Peak Masonic Lodge #197 has invited and will pay for the meals of current First Responders from Berthoud Fire Department, Colorado Highway Patrol, Estes Park Fire & Rescue, EMS, Police, Larimer County Sheriff Department, & Loveland Emergency Services/911 Oper-

ators, Fire & Rescue, Police Department and other Larimer County First Responder Departments. Residents and business can contribute and say “Thank You” to our First Responders by making donations to: Longs Peak Masonic Lodge #197. For information contact Mark Wright at 970-215-5523 or email at: First Responders Luncheon Loveland’s Golden Coral 1360 Sculptor Drive, Loveland September 27, 2022 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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Fine Arts And Crafts Fair In Downtown Bond Park This Weekend Come enjoy the only juried arts and crafts fair in Estes! This fun and unique shopping experience showcases world class artists from Colorado and neighboring Western states. Shoppers will discover hand woven garments, paintings, jewelry, metalwork, photography, sculp-

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

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Executive Director Of Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center To Retire

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Retirement To Be Celebrated At Annual Fundraiser By: Cindy Yeast

Linda Tyler, the executive director of Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Lyons, is retiring this month after more than 13 years at the helm. She has served as executive director emeritus since last April. Her career spans 45 years of working in Boulder County nonprofit organizations. Greenwood has grown in all areas under Tyler’s leadership – budget, size of the staff, and number of wild animals cared for. Greenwood now has 63 staff members including seasonal staff, and when Tyler was hired in 2009, it had 17. The number of wild animals cared for has grown from approximately 2,000 per year when she started the position to 4,025 last year. Admitting that she is in a minority of people who enjoy fundraising, Tyler has grown Greenwood’s budget from approximately $470 thousand when she was hired to close to $1.6 million in 2022. “Like many people, I get overwhelmed

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with the enormous problems in the world. I’ve always felt I had to make whatever difference I could in my little corner to keep my sanity and to advance those causes that are important to me,” said Tyler. Before assuming her position at Greenwood, Tyler worked for 12 years as the executive director of the Longmont Humane Society. She has also worked for the Boulder Valley Women’s Health Center and Boulder Shelter for the Homeless. Amanda Lau, Greenwood’s new executive director, joined the organization in the fall of 2020. Prior to that, she worked for 10 years in development and finance at the Humane Society of Boulder Valley. “Having worked closely with Amanda for two years, I am confident that I am leaving Greenwood in competent hands,” said Tyler. Greenwood’s 14th annual gala, Wild Night for Wildlife, which is the organization’s primary fundraising event, is Friday, September 16. It will also be Tyler’s going away party. Admission is $60, and it will be held from 5 to 7:15 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center in Boulder. The event includes appetizers, drinks, a live auction, and a paddleraiser. The emcee will be Ed Greene of 9News. Attendance at the gala is not required to participate in the online auction with nearly 150 items, which opens midmorning on Tuesday, Sept. 13, and closes on Sunday, Sept. 18, at 2:00 p.m. Registration is required. To sign up for either event and for more information about Wild Night, including a preview of auction items, please visit: For more information or questions, contact

Estes Park Quota Offers Student Grants Estes Park Quota Club of Estes Park is ready to embark on another year of community service. Every year the Student Grant Committee awards funds to Estes Valley residents desiring to further or continue their education at an institution of higher learning. Check out our ad on page 10 to request an application.

Colorado Legislative Candidates Coming To Estes Valley On Sunday, September 18, Janice of the Counties of Boulder, Grand, JackMarchman, Democratic candidate for son, Gilpin, Summit, and Clear Creek. Colorado Senate District 15, and Judy After redistricting, Judy’s House District Amabile, Democratic candi49 includes portions of Bouldate for Colorado House der, Larimer, Gilpin, and Clear District 49, will be in Estes Creek Counties. Judy has an Park for a candidate meetMBA from CU Boulder. She is and-greet event. Co-founder of Polar Bottle, a The event will be from 4:00 Boulder manufacturer. to 6:00 p.m. on the 18th, at During Judy’s term in the the large picnic shelter (the Colorado House, she success“Osprey”) in Stanley Park at fully sponsored measures con380 Community Drive. Judy Amabile cerning mental health care, After redistricting in 2021, fire insurance reform, gun SD15 and HD49 overlap in large portions safety, and criminal justice reform. She of Larimer and Boulder Counties. HD49 looks forward to continuing to develop also covers Gilpin and Clear legislation to further help ColCreek Counties. SD15 and orado’s families and retirees. HD49 include all Estes ValSee Judy’s website at JudyAmaley precincts. The Senate candidate, JanBoth Janice and Judy support ice Marchman, is a trained protecting our voting rights systems engineer, a math and preserving our precious teacher in the Loveland democracy. Please come on the school system, and a former 18th to meet these two excellent Janice VP of the Thompson School candidates for our Colorado Marchman Board. Janice’s areas of emSenate and House in 2022. phasis include education, voting rights, If you are closer to Pinewood Springs, environmental and wildfire issues, repro- or are not available on the 18th, Janice ductive rights and healthcare, equality, will be in Pinewood Springs on Septemand other issues impacting working fami- ber 21 at 6:00 p.m. at the Colorado lies, seniors and Veterans. See Janice’s Cherry Company. Judy also is hoping to website at join Janice at that gathering on the 21st. House candidate, Judy Amabile, already The Estes Park event is an outdoor shelhas served one term in the Colorado ter house event. We are mask friendly. House previously representing portions

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EVICS Family Resource Center Thanks You For Kicking It For Kids! gratitude to everyone who donated, volunteered, played, spectated, and kicked it for the kids! The success of this event ensures that we can continue to connect local families to the resources they need including family development, early care/education scholarships, workforce

The elk are bugling, the leaves are about to turn and school is back in session. In Estes Park these are the signs that summer is on its way out and represents a bit of slowing down for our beautiful town. For EVICS Family Resource Center fall is a time of ramping up! September and October are busy months as we launch new programs and events to support the families of the Estes Valley. Keep your eyes open for some exciting announcements! While we welcome the fall, EVICS must celebrate our amazing summer event ‘Kicking It For Kids’ Family Festival & Kickball Tournament. Held August 27th at Stanley Park - a good time was had by all! With four full teams of

development, parenting programs, early literacy programs and so much more. EVICS Family Resource Center appreciates the opportunity to partner with our amazing community to allow our children and families to thrive and inspire!

kickballers that played it out all in the name of raising funds for our Childcare Tuition Assistance program. It was an absolute success! The Bank of Colorado team took home the coveted championship trophy after a hard fought championship match. Kicking It for Kids could not have been possible without our steadfast sponsors and volunteers. EVICS wishes to thank The YMCA of the Rockies, Aldrich Builders, Bank of Colorado, Ride-A-Kart, Quality Inn, Lumpy Ridge Brewing, Estes Park Sweatshirt Center, the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District, Macdonald Book Shop, First Colorado Realty and all the individual donors. Huge


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The Times They Are A-Changin’ The American Legion Riders, Post 119, are proud to present Andre Ferrell and Joe Kashnow for a night of hilarity as we come together to raise money for our veterans and the community. The show is Saturday, September 24th, at the Ridgeline Hotel at 7 p.m. Andre “Rude Boy” Ferrell “is a Stand-Up Comedian, Comedy Writer, Ohio native, Father, and an Active Duty Army Soldier who's journey began in the comedy business ten years ago. Under the tutelage of his mentor The late Fat Doctor (DC's Godfather of comedy) he has hit the ground running in the comedy world. For the past seven years he has been actively working as a full time comic. When he’s not fighting the war on terrorism he’s bringing freedom to the people in the form of laughter through his style of comedy. His hilarious, hard hitting, refreshing energetic in your face, rough, offhand, borderline edgy, and slight under tunes style comedy takes you down a path that is sure to keep you laughing. Joe Kashnow, married father of two boys ages six and two served in Iraq with the 4th Infantry Division from April 2003 until September 2003, when he was wounded by a road-side bomb. Or as he puts it, he zigged when he should have

zagged, and got sent home for not getting along with flying debris. His injury led to 18 months of surgery and eventually, to the amputation of his right leg below the knee. In January 2012, he performed for the first time at an open mic night at Baltimore’s Magooby’s Joke House, where he has now won the new talent showcase twice in a row. He has performed on several stages including Baltimore, Dallas, LA, and was a headliner at the Chicago Laugh Factory’s Grand Opening Celebration. His unique brand of comedy and deadpan delivery focusing on his injury, medical treatment, and subsequent amputation, have gotten him laughs across the country. These fulfilling experiences, coupled with his natural talent for comedy, mean that he will be performing for many years to come. Opening the show will be local comedian Andy Johnson from Greely, CO. VIP tickets include a meet and greet with the comedians before the show at the American Legion right across the street from The Ridgeline Hotel. Please contact for questions and visit for tickets.

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Introducing The Colorado Cancer Foundation Serving Estes Park And Hosting Their First Event In Estes Park October 1 By: Karen McPherson, Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center (EPNRC)

the Cancer Foundation’s dollars are gifted to the hospital vs direct support The Nonprofit Resource Center reguto patients. How do you decide where larly shines a light on the 70 nonprofits to give? registered in 80517 and the roughly 30 Several years ago we decided to donate additional organizations in Larimer roughly 75% of the funds to the hospiCounty or statewide that service the tal, to combat cancer at its roots Estes Valley. For example, did you know through research. We still try to help the Colorado Cancer Foundation (Can- any patient that reaches out to the cer Foundation) has an office in Boulder Foundation. but serves patients throughout ColHow do you connect with the people orado? In fact, they are having their first you serve? Estes Park fundraising event at the Dao We have several people that are afHouse on October 1. fected by cancer that reach us through The Colorado Cancer Foundation is our website. We have volunteers who dedicated to aiding Colorado-based talk with the patient, discover what cancer patients and their families by oftheir needs are, and we talk to the docfering financial assistance to those in tors to see how we can help them monneed. The Cancer Foundation also proetarily. We want Estes Park to know we vides funds for equipment and research are here to support you if you are going to the oncology department at the Unithrough cancer treatment. versity of Colorado Anschutz Medical Your group works primarily with AnCampus. In 2020, they supported cancer schutz, an academic institution. Why research by donating $75k (90% of their is it so important for individuals to fundraising income) to Anschutz and support research there, vs government $5k directly to patients. grants or the institution itself? Your The Estes Park Nonprofit Resource website indicates that “In recent years, Center spoke with Pietro Simonetti, funding for academic institutions and President of the Colorado Cancer Founthe National Institutes of Health dation. The Cancer Foundation has (NIH) has all but dried up, making dobeen supporting cancer research and nations vital.” patient care in Colorado as a nonprofit In the past, hospitals have received since 1979; Pietro has been active in the funding through Federal grants (which organization for over 20 years. required elaborate grant document subHow does your work integrate with mission) and from pharmaceutical the hospital, if at all? companies that wanted their drugs inWe have been working with the Oncol- volved in the trials. A Foundation like ogy Department at Anschutz Denver for ours sponsors breakthrough research decades. We have a great rapport and that has no strings attached. We have trust with the doctors and the staff. been working for the same doctors for Each year, they supply us with a wish list decades and we trust that they’ll spend of equipment that the hospital needs the money in the right way, doing what and we look at our funds and what we makes the most impact. can do for them. The amount of R&D money a teachI see that a much larger percentage of ing hospital like Anschutz would need

Big horn sheep displaying the Flehmen Response, (investigating a surrounding smell).

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seems…enormous! Does it feel like individuals at fundraising events can even push the needle? In the grand scheme of things, we are a small foundation, but a meaningful one. Last year, the hospital wanted to acquire a machine that would speed up the testing capabilities of certain drugs against cancer. They were $150,000 short and they needed to buy it in 48 hours to get the end of the year sale. We stepped up and helped cover the gap. It was very rewarding to know that we contributed to a very successful outcome. What is your organization working on now? We are organizing, “Treats and Spirits,” a fundraiser for the Colorado Cancer Foundation to support our programs: Cancer Research and Patients Care. The suggested donation is $20/ person which includes the treats and samples. Food and lodging are separate. This is our first fundraiser in Estes; it is a great destination getaway that coincides with Estes Park’s Elk Fest. How does the treat and spirit part of it work? Kids will seek for treats while the adults sip beverages. We are thrilled to serve wine from Snowy Peaks Winery and are confirming distilleries in Denver, Boulder, and Estes Park. I met a Cameroonian chocolatier at a French Chamber of Commerce event, loved his

chocolate, and he is donating his treats. We are working with food trucks for dinner. The Dao House is offering discounted rooms for those who want to spend the night. What are the hurdles you face operating in Estes? It’s a new community for us. So I’m working closely with the Estes Chamber of Commerce. They have been a huge help in assisting us. How might this community support your organization? We are looking forward to connecting with the Estes community. I think that it’ll be a fabulous event and we are inviting many friends to join us from Boulder and Denver. We would love to have a successful event at the Dao House and then use the funds to help more people. Why does this town need your organization? We serve the whole state of Colorado and it’s possible that people in Estes might not know what we do. We want to become a resource for them as well. Learn more about the Colorado Cancer Foundation and buy tickets to the Dao House fundraiser on October 1 online at Schedule for Treats and Spirits: 4 p.m. Kid’s Scavenger Hunt; 6 p.m. Adult’s Spirit Tasting; 8 p.m. Dinner for everyone.

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Rocky Mountain Craft Spirits Festival Returns To Estes Park


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

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

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Frank & Carol Need New Homes Carol and Frank need new, loving homes. These two are fun and interactive. Carol is a cute tabby and white kitty and Frank is black and white. They are about two years old and have lived together, but will likely do just fine living apart. They have lived with small dogs and Frank even likes to snuggle with them. These two are currently living at the Pet Lodge. Please call (970) 286-1652 if you’d like to meet either of these sweet kitties. All pets are offered through the Pet

Frank Association of Estes Park, a non-profit organization that is your local humane society. You can make a tax-deductible donation to the Pet Association by sending your check to P.O. Box 4342, Estes Park, CO 80517.


Rails In The Rockies Celebrates 25th Anniversary

All aboard! Here come the trains! Saturday and Sunday, September 24 and 25 the annual Rails in the Rockies Model Railroad Show will be in Estes Park. This event is provided by the Estes Valley Model Railroaders. The show will be at the Estes Park Event Center with ample free parking plus free shuttle to the Visitor Center and Bond Park provided by the Town of Estes Park. The cost of the show is $10 for adults, children 12 and under are free with a $20 maximum for families. Cash is preferred. The hobby of model railroading has many facets and this show highlights nearly all of them. There will be running train yards, switching puzzles, wooden trains, HO and N and Z scale, Lionel and American Flyer along with the popular LEGO lay-

out. There will be photography, fabulous scenic landscapes, scratch built buildings, trestles, mines wagons and train cars, art work and painting, woodworking and sculpture. There will even be a display of all hand built model circus wagons. We have children built layouts and layouts made especially for little children. The history of railroading is fascinating, especially in Colorado. This year we have museum and historical societies joining us. The Rocky Mountain Railroad Heritage Society, Colorado Model Railroad Museum, the Forney Museum of Transportation in Denver, Circus Model Builders, and Rio Grande Historical Society. Come enjoy our 25th Anniversary the show! All aboard!

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Ballet Renaissance Open Classes At Center Stage Resume Nonprofit Ballet Renaissance resumes open classes in partnership with Center Stage School of Dance, post COVID shut down, this fall. Since 2011, Ballet Renaissance has partnered with Center Stage, providing classes for children, teens and adults, and presenting the opening ballet vignette for the annual Center Stage Spring Gala each May. BR open classes at CS resume Saturday September 17. As in previous seasons, registration for Ballet Renaissance classes at Center Stage is handled directly through Center Stage. Protégé, Ballet Renaissance’s tuition-free merit-based program continues as well. With support from Sunrise Rotary, Village Thrift Shop, local philanthropists and partnering organizations this fall, Protégé rewards commitment and excellent work ethic in eligible students choosing to focusing on classical training. For information, to participate or to support, contact Ballet Renaissance:

Ballet Renaissance Rehearsal at PCCR, spring 2018.

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Nonprofit Events - Sept 21 Community Conversation. How to talk at tthe dinner table about elections and engage with curiosity, not judgement. Hosted at American Legion. 10 am. No registration. - Oct 4 Community Resource Fair at the Event Center. Meet local nonprofits, clubs, agencies; find services and solu tions. noon-6pm. - Oct 8 Pumpkins and Pilsners benefit for EP Education Foundation. Bond Park. 11-6pm Find More

High Fives! - The inter-mountain corridor has created an event that takes advantage of leaf peeping enthusiasts and supports local arts: Follow the Yellow Leaf Road is a Peak to Peak art crawl that goes from Nederland, Ward, Allenspark to the Art Center of Estes Park. Sept 24 & 25. - School Mental Health Counselors are rewarding Random Acts of Kindness demonstrated by students, staff, and parents to reinforce an atmosphere of kindness on campus. (Jump in! Want to give a small reward? A gift card, adventure,

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What’s Happening At The Estes Valley Library

FALL HOURS Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, 1-5 p.m. Library Two-Hour Parking Library patrons may use any of the seven free parking spaces marked “Library Reserved” during open hours. The spaces offer a two-hour time limit, for use while inside the library. These are located along the library’s northeast perimeter. No payment or permit required. ALL AGES Sign up at Pill Bottle Survival Kits Saturday, September 17, 2-3:30 p.m., Makerspace Repeated Tuesday, September 21, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Repeated Saturday, September 24, 2-

3:30 p.m. Create a pill bottle kit that could help you survive if stranded in the wilderness. All supplies provided. Library Card Crafting Tuesday, September 27, 5-6 p.m., Makerspace Create earrings, guitar picks, necklaces, and even a chandelier from old library cards. TEENS & KIDS Sign up at Art Work Wednesday: Piggybank Painting Wednesday, September 21, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Makerspace Experiment with different art mediums and styles to decorate your own piggybank. All skill levels welcome. Book vs. Movie Club: The Book Thief Saturday, September 24, 12:30-3 p.m., Hondius Room

Book or movie—which do you like best? We’ll discuss the book, then watch the movie adaptation. Pizza and drinks provided. Sign up at KIDS & FAMILIES Library Storytimes Baby Storytime: Thurs. and Fri. at 10 a.m. Preschoolers: Thurs., Fri., and Sat. at 10:30 a.m. Storybook Explorers: Sat., September 17 at 11:15 a.m. Read to Therapy Dog “Bo”: Tues., September 20 at 10 a.m. Yoga Storytime: Wed., September 21 at 6 p.m. Pajama Storytime: Wed., September 28 at 6 p.m. BOOKS & AUTHORS Sign up at Nate Schweber & This America of Ours Wednesday, September 28, 6:30-8 p.m., Hondius Room or on Zoom Learn about an untold and dramatic chapter of American conservation history from Nate Schweber, author of This America of Ours: Bernard and Avis De-

Politics: Can We Talk? Wednesday, September 21, 10-11:30 a.m., American Legion Post 119 Join the League of Women Voters, in partnership with Community Conversations, for an interactive program to practice having open and positive conversations around politics. No sign-up required. The Ready, Set, Go! Model for Emergency Preparedness Thursday, September 22, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Hondius Room Join Fire Chief David Wolf for a discussion about the proactive steps you can take to be ready before emergencies occur, how to be set when danger is near, and what you should consider when it’s time to go. Sign up at Emergency Preparedness with Estes Park Health Friday, September 23, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Hondius Room Estes Park Health EMS Director Guy Beesley and CIO/COO Gary Hall will share guidance for medical emergencies and insights about EPH’s preparedness plan. Sign up at

Fire Chief David Wolf Voto and the Forgotten Fight to Save the Wild. Book Club for Mortals: The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning Thursday, September 29, 2-3:30 p.m., Hondius Room or on Zoom Explore döstädning, the process of clearing out unnecessary belongings, in The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning by Margareta Magnusson. ADULTS Voter Registration Drive Tuesday, September 20, 5-7 p.m., Library Atrium The League of Women Voters of Estes Park will be on hand to help with all things voter registration. Sign-up not required, just drop in!

MAKERSPACE Sign up at Learn the 3D Printer Friday, September 16, 2-3:30 p.m. repeated Friday, September 30, 2-3:30 p.m. For ages 15 and up. Learn the Laser Cutter Friday, September 23, 2-3:30 p.m. For ages 15 and up. FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY FOUNDATION Cliffhanger Used Books Cliffhanger Used Books, located next to the post office, is operated by the Friends of the Library Foundation, offering gently-used books, movies, and music at discount prices. Open daily for summer hours, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Author Nate Schweber Presents An Untold Chapter Of American Conservation History

The Estes Valley Library is delighted to announce an evening with Nate Schweber on Wednesday, September 28. Hosted in partnership with Macdonald Book Shop, Schweber will give an exciting and enlightening presentation about his new book, This America of Ours: Bernard and Avis DeVoto and the Forgotten Fight to Save the Wild. Bernard DeVoto was a writer, rabble-rouser of American liberty and free speech, and – alongside his wife Avis – a grassroots activist for what is perhaps our greatest national treasure: public lands. One of the most important literary duos in American history, the DeVotos waged a mid20th century crusade to save our national parks and wilderness. Their fight pitted them against Senators Joe McCarthy and Pat McCarran and FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. A coalition of well-known

names came to the DeVotos’ side as supporters, including writer Wallace Stegner, publisher Alfred Knopf, and chef Julia Child. Schweber’s novel uncovers a dramatic chapter of American conservation history: one that altered the course of history and saved our public lands – and our country’s most fundamental ideals – from almost certain ruin. The presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be offered in-person, in the library’s first floor Fireplace Corner, and on Zoom. Registration is kindly requested; please visit to sign up. After the program concludes, Macdonald Book Shop will have copies of the book available for purchase. Schweber is an awardwinning journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Anthony Bourdain’s Explore Parts Unknown, and other notable publications. His conservation articles have won awards from the Outdoor Writers Association of America in both 2015 and 2018. In 2020, a ProPublica series he contributed to won the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. Born in Missoula, Montana, Schweber attended the University of Montana School of Journalism and now resides in Brooklyn, NY.

League Of Women Voters & Estes Valley Library Partner For Voter Education As another election season approaches, the Estes Valley Library is partnering with the League of Women Voters of Estes Park on voter education initiatives. An informed voter is an effective voter. Now is a great time to check on your voting status, rights, resources, and tools. Let the Library and the League help you! In honor of National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September 20, the League of Women Voters of Estes Park will be holding a voter registration drive in the Library atrium. From 5-7 p.m., League volunteers will be on hand to help with registering to vote in your state, checking or updating your voter registration, important election dates, when and where to submit your ballot, and how to get information on voting in the Estes Valley and in Colorado. Signup is not required – just drop in! Then, on Wednesday, September 21 from 10 - 11:30 a.m., join us for a Community Conversation at American Legion Post 119. “Politics: Can We Talk?”

will be an interactive program to practice having open and positive conversations around politics. Topics will include

political peace-building, politics in elections, politics in personal relationships, and others. Participants will be interacting in small groups with the assistance of experienced facilitators from Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership and the Estes Valley Library. No registration required – just bring yourself (and a friend)! Both programs are free of charge and open to the public. All are welcome! Learn more about these events and other voter education resources at or

St. Vrain Bridge Reconstruction Project On The Wild Basin Trail Begins September 19 Beginning the week of September 19, Rocky Mountain National Park’s Trail Crews will be re-building the St. Vrain Bridge on the Wild Basin Trail. This work will improve visitor access and safety on the bridge. The bridge will be stripped down to the steel I-beams and rebuilt with new decking, posts, midrails and handrails. The project is anticipated to take the entire week, through September 22. Due to the nature of this project, visi-

tors will not be able to cross the bridge during construction. Hikers will be able to access Calypso Cascade, Ouzel Falls and the rest of Wild Basin via the "Campground Trail." The detour trail will add an estimated one mile to most destinations. For more information on Rocky Mountain National Park, please call the park’s Information Office at (970) 586-1206 or visit our website at

Books Unite Us. Censorship Divides Us. Banned Books Week spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books, ideas, and stories. It also celebrates the freedom to read. For 40 years, this annual event has brought together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, writers and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular. The theme for Banned Books Week 2022 is "Books Unite Us. Censorship Divides Us." Sharing stories important to us means sharing a part of ourselves. Books reach across boundaries and build connections between readers. Censorship, on the other hand, creates barriers. Banned Books Week is both a reminder of the divisiveness of censorship and the unifying power of stories. Books Week have been targeted for reThe books featured during Banned moval or restriction in libraries. In a

time of intense political polarization, libraries in every state are facing an un-

precedented number of attempts to ban books. By focusing on efforts to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship. Join us in celebrating the freedom to read. Check out your local library collection, and lose yourself in a good book. As cognitive psychology research shows (and Discover Magazine reports) there might be some truth to the beloved quote, "A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies." A growing body of research has found that people who read fiction tend to better understand and share in the feelings of others — even those who are different from themselves. Your local public library has over a million books for you to choose from. Read, watch, or listen to a favorite. Then share it with a friend or neighbor. Let books unite us.

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Estes Park Mountain Bike Team Wins Another 1st Place Divisional Team Trophy! By: Dana Cramer EP MTB Team Coach

The Estes Park Mountain Bike Team is maintaining the stoke for their 2022 race season bringing home their second welldeserved 1st Place Divisional Team Trophy at the Cloud City Challenge in Leadville, CO, on September 11th! Six Estes Park MTB Team high school student athletes gave it their all on a beautiful day of racing with Freshman, Sophomore, and JV Boys & Girls racing 12.4 miles and Varsity Boys & Girls racing 18.6 miles on the hot and dusty course surrounded by majestic mountain peak views. The cloudless day at 10,151 ft started with 30 degree temps but quickly warmed up for Freshman Wyatt Morris. After having a racer accidentally collide with him in the start, pushing him back to last in the pack out of the start line, Wyatt worked his way back up to an impressive 59th Place Finish out of 71 Freshman Boys. Way to go, Wyatt! The second wave was Sophomore Boys and EP MTB Team student athlete Owen Brandewie. After his hard work at the first race, Owen had a great 11th place starting position out of the 69 Sophomore Boys. Owen gave the race everything he had for a nail biting finish and finished with an amazing 6th Place Finish! Congrats, Owen! Varsity racer and Junior, Odin Rhode, raced for three laps / 18.6 miles. Odin Rhode had an unbelievable negative split for his final lap, moving up four places to finish a stellar 8th Place Finish out of the fastest racers in their division. Congrats, Odin! Seniors and JV Girls Racers Isabella

Putman and Miriam Cramer and Sophomore Girls Racer Nora Harrison raced the last wave of the day and they gave it their all for 12.4 miles of racing. Isabella Putman loved all the uphills of the Leadville course and, even after losing her water bottle at the start of her second lap, finished strong in 28th Place out of 41 JV Girls. Being her first race of the season, Miriam Cramer had to start at the back of the pack of JV Girls but was able to work her way up to an amazing 22nd Place Finish in JV Girls. Great job, Isabella & Miriam! Sophomore Nora Harrison once again crushed her two laps and held strong to her second 3rd Place Finish in Sophomore Girls! Congrats, Nora! Thanks to the incredibly strong showing of all six of the high school student athletes who raced from the Estes Park MTB Team, the team brought home their second 1st Place Team Trophy for their Division 3! Way to go, EP MTB Team! In addition, the Cloud City Challenge's Team Spirit Contest of the day was "Temporary Tattoos" and the Estes Park

Isabella Putman

MTB Team, 8th grade adventure riders, coaches, parents, grandparents, and siblings all participated and they were able to win the Team Spirit Award for the day, too! The 3rd of their four regular season races is on September 24th at the Showdown in the Boat in Steamboat Springs, CO, where the Estes Park MTB Team hopes to continue showing off all

Miriam Cramer

Wyatt Morris Odin Rhode

Nora Harrison

their hard work! Go, Estes Park, GO! The Estes Park MTB Team is a fall coed sport, open to 7th-12th grade students and welcomes both adventure riders and performance racers. High School students on the Estes Park MTB Team are able to race in the Colorado High School Cycling League with over 2000 other students from across the state of Colorado, including parts of Wyoming and New Mexico. The Estes Park MTB Team is always welcoming of new riders and racers at any time - contact them at or on Instagram @estesmtb if you have a student who is interested or has questions.

Owen Brandewie

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Help Keep Our Elk Safe From Entanglements



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This week, on Tuesday, Sept. 13 on our way to work we spotted this beautiful bull elk all tangled in wire mesh fencing. The fencing was not only caught in his antlers but also trailing behind him, causing his hooves to get caught in the wire as he tried to walk. Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Estes Park Police Dept. were notified and police officers and auxiliary members kept tabs on the animal’s location until help could arrive with emergency equipment to help this distressed bull. CPW arrived and assessed the situation and decided to drug immobilize the bull so they could free him of this awful entanglement. It took a few minutes for the tranquilizer to take effect but once he was down and the Colorado Parks and Wildlife manager determined he was sound asleep, rescue workers moved in with

Photo by Robert Burns completely exhausted after battling the wire entanglement for who knows how long! This story is a great reminder that the elk rut is underway in the Estes Valley and when bull elk are pumped up with testosterone, anything that moves can be of interest. Swings, hammocks, volleyball nets and tire swings blowing in the wind pose a challenge for the elk and they will approach these items and try to spar with them. The elk don’t care who or what is in their way, their goal is to pass down their genes to their offspring. This can be a very dangerous time for the bulls in the area as their antlers can easily become entangled in many items we have around our homes and yards. Please take a look around your homes, yards and businesses for items that the elk may get tangled up in and put them



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wire cutters and quickly freed the bull. After the wire was off, the CPW officer gave the bull a reversal drug to wake him up. He was slow to wake so another dose was given. He most likely was harder to rouse since he was

Photo by Jim Ward

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Watch And Enjoy Elk Rut In Safety By: Kris Hazelton

The annual elk rut has begun and the bull elk are already busy bugling, gathering their harems of females and challenging one another for breeding rights. The elk are amazing and wonderous animals that are fun to watch but remember, these are wild animals competing for dominance and the bulls are especially “pumped-up” at this time of year. Avoid potential accident, injury or death by always viewing from a safe distance. If an animal is carefully watching you and appears “jumpy,” you are way too close. Avoid eye contact and back away. Raise your arms to make yourself look larger. For photographers, a good rule of thumb is “give them room, use your zoom.” Keep you dog leashed and quiet. Do

not allow them to bark, lunge at or chase wildlife. Elk view your dog as a predator. Never block traffic. “Elk jams” are a danger to everyone – blocking traffic on single lane roads creates all kinds of potentially dangerous situations. Be sure to pull completely off the roadway, out of the way of through traffic. Never, ever imitate an elk call or bugle during the rut. This can endanger you and the elk. Please respect private property. Elk know no boundaries and are found all around town. If they are in a private homeowners yard, please watch the animals from a public area. Never get between two bull elk. Situations can change very rapidly during the rut and you never want to be caught in

between two rival animals. Don’t ignore the cows, they can still be dangerous, any time of year, not just during calving season. Remember – elk are wild animals. Be

aware and be respectful. View quietly from a safe distance. Never attempt to touch or feed wildlife, it’s dangerous and illegal. Keep dogs leashed and quiet and when photographing, use your zoom, give them room.

Photos by Estes Park News

Elk Fest In Estes Park October 1 & 2 Celebrate Estes Park's resident elk at this family-friendly festival in Bond Park (170 MacGregor Ave.). Enjoy vendors, live music, food trucks, bugling contests, performances and more at this year's Elk Fest! The festival coincides with the famous elk rut, or elk mating season. Wild elk are often easily seen in town and in nearby Rocky Mountain National Park. Remember elk are wild animals. Always keep a safe distance, especially from the males (bulls), which can be aggressive as they defend their females (cows) from other bulls at this time of year. Give them room - use your zoom! Learn the most important rule of safe and respectful wildlife watching. This event is free! Elk Fest is one of Estes Park's busiest weekends, so a little advanced planning can go a long way when it comes to getting to and around downtown. The Town offers both free and paid parking options, Electric Vehicle charging stations (both Level 2 and Level 3 DFCF fast-charging stations), designated motorcycle and RV parking. Those with valid ADA placards always park for free

in any public space. Visit to find the best spot for your trip. Want to let someone else do the driving? Head straight to the Town's parking structure (691 N. St. Vrain) and hop on the Town's free downtown trolley (Red Route). Trolley and special event shuttle service information can be found at Elk Fest is produced by the Town of Estes Park to celebrate all things elk. From Saturday, October 1, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. Festival and all vendor booths open 10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. All About Elk with Colorado Parks and Wildlife (main stage) 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. The “Elk of Estes Park” educational video presentation (Town Hall - Board Room) 11:00 a.m. - Noon- Native American dancing, storytelling, and music with Danny Many Horses (main stage) 12:10 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Bugling Contest (family fun and prizes!)

1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. The “Elk of Estes Park” educational video presentation (Town Hall - Board Room) 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Live music with Graham. Good and the Painters (main stage) 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Native American dancing, storytelling, and music with Danny Many Horses (main stage) Sunday, October 2, 2022 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. Festival and all vendor booths open 10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. All About Elk with Colorado Parks and Wildlife (main stage)

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. The “Elk of Estes Park” educational video presentation (Town Hall - Board Room) 11:00 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. Live music with Good Music Medicine (main stage) 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. The “Elk of Estes Park” educational video presentation (Town Hall - Board Room) 1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. Live raptors with Rocky Mountain Raptor Program. (main stage) 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Native American dancing, storytelling, and music with Danny Many Horses (main stage)

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PRECIOUS, PRECIOUS CARGO Several years ago I was following a church bus that was picking up children for Sunday School in Bozeman, Montana. Emblazoned on the back door of the bus were the words: ‘Please drive carefully, precious cargo on board’. I’m sure that every car that came close to that bus slowed down a bit and drove more carefully around it. How precious are our children! I was recently blessed with a couple of new 4year-old grandchildren, John and Phil, due to the marriage of my son with their mother. We will see our ‘precious cargo’ this weekend, Lord willing. However, they only remind me of the many other precious youngsters I…and you…see on every hand. I mentioned recently that I have been given the pleasure of ‘greeting’ at the Mustang Mountain Coaster. As a result, among the crowds that we’ve seen in recent days, are many pre-school, school-aged children. Consequently, I get to see dozens of these ‘precious ones’ coming down from their first, second or third ride, jumping excitedly and ready to go on again. Their joy and exuberance just reminds me again how blessed our society is to have these innocent children. Therefore, how disturbing it is to hear these disturbing facts: two hundred thousand children are physically abused each year; fifteen to twenty percent of American families abuse their children; the number one killer of children under five years of age is child abuse; four thousand children die annually because of child abuse…and that number, because of unreported abuses, could go as high as 50,000. But what kind of person would do such a thing? Child abusers are found in every category of our society. No social or economic or religious types are excluded. And, no. these people aren’t mentally deficient. Over ninety percent of these abusers are people who appear very normal, they just ‘cannot cope’…lose their ‘cool’ and strike out. So all of us can benefit from a little encouragement and a few well-worded reminders to ‘handle with care’ those ‘precious’ little ones. They might give us some advice like this. ‘My hands are small, please don’t expect perfection in chores, and sports.’ ‘My eyes have not seen the world as yours have; please let me explore safely.’ ‘Housework will always be there. I’m only little for a short time—please take time for me…to explain things to me about life and this wonderful world.’ ‘My feelings are tender; please be sensitive to my needs. Don’t nag me overly…treat me like you’d like to be treated.’ ‘I am a special gift from God; please treasure me as God does, and as He intended you to, giving me guidelines to live by, holding me accountable, and disciplining me in a loving manner.’ ‘I need your encouragement to grow. Please go easy on the criticism, remembering that you can criticize the things I do without criticizing me.’ ‘Please give me the freedom to make decisions about myself. Permit me to fail, so I can learn from mistakes. Only that way will I someday be prepared to make the kind of decisions life will require of me.’ ‘Please don’t do things over for me. Somehow that makes me feel that my efforts don’t measure up to your expectations. Please, also, don’t try to compare me with my brother or sister. They are different persons from me, and I from them.’ ‘Please don’t be reluctant to leave for a weekend together. Kids need a vacation from parents, like parents need a vacation from kids. Besides, it’s a great way to show us kids that your marriage is very special.’ (Adapted from Chuck Swindall’s book, ‘Seasons of Life.’) Because they are fragile, handling children with care is essential. You’ll be glad you did when all you have is an old photo, and the memory of a package God delivered into your care many, many years ago. My wife, Martha, and I have been blessed with many such photos and memories of God’s wonderful ‘precious gifts’ delivered to us…and I know that you have also. May we encourage each of our children to be a glory to Him and a blessing to mankind. Bob Lewis

Autumn Gold Next Weekend In Bond Park Next weekend, September 24th & 25th, the Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary Club will have the Autumn Gold Classic Car Show at the Autumn Gold Festival in Bond Park. Thanks to Mike and Pat McKinney, our Autumn Gold Classic Car is better than ever. This year a judge will reside to choose the first-place winner on each day of the show and to award the winner with a one-of-a-kind trophy, specifically designed the Autumn Gold Classic Car Show 2022. In addition to the judge’s selection, there will be a People's Choice Award. The Autumn Gold Classic Car Show Trophy and the People’s Choice Award will be presented at 2:30 p.m. each day of the festival. Each classic car show participant receives the following…. * A complimentary food and beverage

(including alcohol) ticket for each day of the show. * An opportunity to participate in the Classic Car Show Poker Run (new this year!) * An incredible ditty bag with high quality products donated by O'Reilly's Auto Parts, Stoner Speed Shop, State Farm, Richardson Team Realty and more. The Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary Club thanks Richardson Team Realty for being the Autumn Gold Classic Car Show sponsor, enabling us to make this car show a wonderful experience. There are a few slots left, so please email Leslie Glover: to register your vehicle. The registration fee is $5.00 per car/per day. For more information visit our website: Like us on Facebook @

Sunrise Rotary Thanks The Autumn Gold Naming Sponsors September 16 – 22


POLTERGEIST 40TH ANNIVERSARY Sun 25th: 7p Wed 28th: 7p


Sun 25th: 3p

Since the last millennium, specifically 1994, Autumn Gold: A Festival of Beer, Brats and Bands has been a successful fundraising community party. For the last 28 years, folks have enjoyed awardwinning live music, tasty brats, cold beer, family fun and much more. Over time this festival has grown to include a classic car show, new, fun youth activities, and a $10,000 raffle with a $2,500 second prize and five $500 cash prizes. Each year, Autumn Gold raises thousands of dollars for the Estes Valley Community through scholarships for promising graduating Estes Park High school seniors, community grants for local nonprofits and other rotary projects that benefit Estes Valley. Sunrise Rotary could not provide a free admission festival, nor award such scholarships and grants if it were not for our gracious sponsors. When you enter Bond Park on September 24 & 25, you

will see our Naming Sponsors. Please join us in recognizing them and honoring them throughout the festival. The Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary Club extends its heart-felt to our Naming Sponsors! Event Sponsor: Thrivent Music Stage Sponsor: SkyRun Estes Park. Thank you, Greg Rosener! Autumn Gold Kitchen: Community Hearing Center. Thank you, Cory Workman! Autumn Gold Beer & Wine Garden: Aldrich Builders. Thank you, Mike Aldrich! Autumn Gold Classic Car Show: Richardson Team Realty. Thank you, Mike Richardson! Band Sponsor: Visit Estes Park. Thank you, Visit Estes Park! Face Painters: Estes Park Team Realty. Thank you, Gerald Mayo!

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Presentation On Making Sense Of Medicare & All Of Its Pieces Are you overwhelmed by your healthcare options or just not sure what you currently have? Can’t understand what Medicare supplement coverage might be best for Debbie Holmes you? Then please join us for our monthly educational presentation series at the Estes Park Senior Citizens Center on September 20, 12:00-1:00, with guest speaker Debbie Holmes of Primerica. She will answer these and other questions. If you or a family member are approaching age 65, your initial enrollment planning begins three-months prior to that 65th birth date, at which time you will also have the opportunity to sign up for additional benefits. Understanding and knowing those additional benefits can be difficult. After your initial enrollment, every year Medicare opens an enrollment window when you are allowed to add or change benefit options. This year open enrollment begins October 15th and will be open through December 7th. Now is the time to learn more about all your options and what’s the best plan for you! Debbie Holmes, 28-year Estes Park resident, business owner and active member of the EP Senior Citizens Center, will be here to talk about Medicare enrollment and the supplement plans from which you may choose. She will also

share a service that her new career with Primerica offers through their Senior Healthcare Referral Program. Debbie will explain how “EasyMedicare,” a program for everyone currently on Medicare as well as those approaching Medicare age, will help you understand Medicare and your supplement plan options better and possibly save you money. There’s no better time to get a jump start on your Medicare decision making, and open enrollment is just around the corner. Come and learn about your choices. If you cannot attend, please contact Debbie at (970) 690-1300 or Guests are welcome to pre-purchase lunch for the presentation at the EPSCC, 1760 Olympian Lane. Meals are available to eat-in or take home. The meal on Tuesday will be an avocado bacon cheeseburger with pasta salad. The cost of a meal is $7 for EPSCC members and $10 for non-members. Please order your meal before 1:00 p.m. on Monday, September 19. For more information about the EPSCC or to order a meal for the presentation, please call the Coordinator, Tonya Martin, at (970) 599-4671. Purchasing lunch is not a requirement for attending this free presentation. This community presentation is organized and sponsored by Renee Hodgden of RE/MAX Mountain Brokers. Renee is certified as a Seniors Real Estate Specialist by the National Association of Realtors and can be reached at

The Fine Arts Guild Of The Rockies Presents: Sandra Wong September 17th at 7 p.m. Get ready for another free concert at Performance Park, this month featuring internationally renowned violinist, Sandra Wong! Sandra Wong began studying classical violin at age seven and pursued a goal of becoming a concert violinist for fifteen years until she discovered fiddling, and her world was turned upside down! Her focus then shifted from striving for technical perfection, to connecting with other people and cultures through music, as a way to build community and express our common humanity. Opening this door with an exploration of Irish, Old-time, and Bluegrass music, her folk music journey has moved her into her current livelihood of teaching, performing, recording, and collaborating with other musicians from a diverse range of musical genres. In addition to violin, Sandra plays the 14th century Swedish folk instrument, the nyckelharpa, which has been an integral part of her music since she discovered the instrument in 1999 and fell in

love. Come enjoy an evening of beautiful, emotional, and diverse world music. Admission is free! Donations are accepted for our scholarship fund for two graduating seniors who plan to major in the arts. Lawn chairs/blankets are encouraged. Visit for more information.

Estes Park Senior Citizens Center Menu Sept 19 – 23 Monday, Sept 19

Chicken Salad Croissant w/ Homemade Chips

Tuesday, Sept 20

Avocado Bacon Cheddar Burger w/ Pasta Salad

Wed., Sept 21

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

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

Salmon (4 oz) w/ Rice Pilaf & soup of the day

Sept 26 – 30 Monday, Sept 26

BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich w/ Mac n’ Cheese & coleslaw

Tuesday, Sept 27

Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich (topped w/ avocado, Swiss Cheese & bacon) w/ Potato Salad

Wed., Sept 28

Vegetarian Quesadilla (w/ spinach, onions & mushrooms) & soup

Thursday, Sept 29 Pork Chop w/ apple sauce & vegetables Friday, Sept 30

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

Meals are $7 for current 2022 EP Senior Citizens Center members and are by reservation only. (Or 3 meals for $20; use pre-paid meal tickets.) Exact cash or check payment required. Reservations must be made by 1:00 PM at least one business day in advance. Note, if you want to reserve a meal for Monday, Sept 19th, you need to call before 1:00 PM on Friday, Sept 16th. For reservations call 970-581-2195 and leave a detailed message. Pre-paid meal tickets and membership forms are available at the Estes Park Senior Citizens Center located at 1760 Olympian Lane and at

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

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Isabella Bird At The YMCA Of The Rockies September 22

Weaver’s Guild Meeting The Estes Park Area Weavers Guild begins it’s 2022-2023 meeting schedule on Thursday, September 22 at 1:00 p.m. in the Hondius Room, Estes Valley Public Library. The featured speaker will be Chris Switzer giving a presentation on “Handspun, Handknit Peruvian Caps.” Chris has travelled to Peru many times and is an expert on Peruvian fiber arts. Although the EPAWG was

established as weaving group, our members also knit, crochet, felt, needlepoint and other fiber arts – as well as weave! The EPAWG meetings are always open to the public and anyone with an interest in fiber is welcome to join. For more information on the guild contact Gray Rueppel at or Barb Richards at

Peruvian boat builder wearing knitted cap.

Experience the thrills and adventures of Victorian world traveler Isabella Bird on Thursday, September 22 at 7 p.m. at the Maude Jellison Library on the YMCA of the Rockies campus. Historical-fiction writer Linda Ballou will present from her book Embrace of the Wild, a first person fictional account of Isabella Bird's travels in Hawaii and the Rocky Mountains and Estes Park. Ms. Ballou, who is also an enthusiastic equestrian, will share her experiences of “following in the hoofprints” of Isabella Bird’s horse-back travels through the American West. Directions to the YMCA library: upon entering the YMCA off of Spur Highway 66, take the second left and then the first right into the parking lot of Hyde Memorial Chapel where you may park and easily access the Maude Jellison Library which is directly behind the chapel. Call Robert at the library at 970-586-3341 extension 1133 with any questions.

Estes Park Special Olympics Tuesday Bowling Fun

Estes Park Special Olympics organizers are hosting bowling fun at the Bull Pin, 555 S. St. Vrain Ave. on Tuesdays from 3:30-5 p.m. starting August 23. All ages are welcome to participate. For more information, contact Audri Smith at 970-451-3762 or email

Wildlife Responder Available To Help

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

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Oratorio Society Seeking New Members For Chorus And Orchestra

The Oratorio Society of Estes Park is back and eager to serve our wonderful community with holiday classics from the choral and orchestra repertoire. If you are a singer or instrumentalist and would like to join us, please contact Robert Howard for details about joining the OSEP Chorus or Chamber Orchestra. We are looking for new singers in all ranges and for string players in all sections. Call or text Mr. Howard at 970617-3718 for complete membership information. The OSEP Chorus will rehearse on Sundays beginning on September 18th at the Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies. The orchestra will begin the same evenings beginning at 7:30. We would love to have you join in the fun as we prepare to celebrate Christmas Around the World with two concerts: December 16th and 17th. Please visit our website at

YMCA To Host Outdoor Jobs Panel Interested in learning more about jobs in the outdoors, recreation and environmental education fields? Attend a free outdoor jobs informational panel on September 26 at 7 p.m. in Hempel Auditorium at YMCA of the Rockies. Hear from a panel of eight professionals who work in the outdoor industry, moderated by YMCA of the Rockies’ Environmental Education Director, Sami Wolniakowski. Hear what representatives from these organizations including The Rocky Mountain Conservancy, Rocky Mountain National Park Search and Rescue, Camp Chief Ouray Wilderness Trips, Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education, the Estes Park Mountain Shop, and more! Panelists will be answering questions such as, “How did you get to be in this position?” “What qualifications does someone need to land a job in this industry?” “What does your daily schedule look like?” and plenty of time for questions and answers! This is a great opportunity to learn more about how to get involved or start a career in the outdoor industry! Light beverages and social hour to follow the panel. For more information, call 970-586-3341 x1104.

Calling All To Join Girl Scouts! Troops are organized or organizing in all grade levels in Estes Park, and two events are inviting all girls to come and checkout the exciting adventures available in our area. Roundup for younger girls, Sunday, September 18th, Bluebird Shelter at Stanley Park from 4-6 p. m. Older girls get to come and play at Ride-A-Kart, Sunday, September 25th, from 2-5 p.m. Tickets are available to those who wish to come and play and learn more.’

All current members are welcome to come and bring a friend in the hope that they will join the growing mem-

bership. In order for a Daisy troop to be established, at least two adult volunteers will be re-

quired. Daisies are in Kindergarten and 1st grade. Please come and let us know that you could lead this troop so these youngest Girl Scouts can become involved, leading to a lifetime of participation. Registration for new members can be provided by current troops or with financial aid available through the Service Unit. Questions: email Service Unit Manager, Penny Roberts, at or text to 970 473 1001. It’s really true that Girl Scouts can do anything!

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25th Rotary Club Scholarship Golf Tournament This Friday, Sept. 16, At 18-Hole Golf Course The Estes Park Rotary golf tournament is this week! Here are some things you’ll want to know: • Walk ins are welcome • Check in and practice at Noon – range balls provided • Shotgun start 1:30 p.m. • $75 if you already have a 2022 annual

• Checks should be made payable to: Rotary Club of Estes Park Foundation. Questions? Call Pete Sumey 970-4434644 • Still gratefully accepting sponsorships and merchant gift certificates! • Call Ron Gordon 970-586-0370 for more information.

weekday or full membership – otherwise $125 per player • Registration includes green fees, cart, participation gift and eats at Smokin’ Dave’s • Scramble format, using the Peoria Handicap System • Prizes for Most Accurate Drive (Men and Women), Closest to the Pin, Longest Putt (Men and Women) • Individuals are welcome to sign-up with placement on a competitive team

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Events At The Hilltop Guild In Allenspark The Fall Festival in Allenspark takes place Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hilltop Guild. This annual festival offers a lunch of homemade chili, cornbread and pies for a small price. Many handmade items from tea towels to coasters also will be for sale and the White Elephant will be open to purchase household items. Three local crafts people will be on hand to sell their wares: Susan Maxson, Jane Morrissey and Mary Hunter. The Kelley House at 18720 Highway 7 (home of the Hilltop Guild) is featured as part of the artist tour, "Follow the Yellow Leaf Road," which will also take place Sept. 24-25 and will include The Old Gallery. Visitors are encouraged to stop along Highway 7 at the featured destinations between Central City and Estes Park. The Kelley House will only be open on Sept. 24. Additionally, the Guild is hosting a community potluck on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. to raise money for Will

Heath, a volunteer for the Allenspark Fire Department who was involved in a car crash last spring. The money raised will go to his family for medical and living expenses. "The Guild supports community projects from student scholarships to fundraising dinners of this type," said Jen Bell, president. "Please join us for a fun evening with a good purpose. And bring your favorite dish to share!" For more information about the Will Heath dinner or the Fall Festival, phone Elisabeth Sherwin, Guild vice president, at 303-747-2133.

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The Old Gallery Presenting Two Concerts The Old Gallery in Allenspark is presenting two musical events in September, according to Laurie Van Wald, Chair of The Old Gallery Board.

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2841 Wildwood Drive $595,000 The world renowned Takács Quartet will perform on Saturday, September 17 from 6-7:30 p.m. The quartet consists of Edward Dusinberre, violin; Harumi Rhodes, violin; Richard O’Neill, viola and András Fejér, cello. Members of the Takács Quartet are Faculty Fellows at the University of Colorado Boulder where they have helped develop a string program with a special emphasis on chamber music. The quartet is known to play with a unique blend of drama, warmth and humor, that combines four distinct musical personalities and brings fresh insights to the string quartet repertoire. The quartet has been the recipient of three Gramophone Awards, a Grammy Award, three Japanese Record Academy Awards, Disc of the Year at the inaugural BBC Music Magazine Awards and Ensemble Album of the Year at the Classical Brits. It performs regularly in venues like the Aspen Music Festival, but they have grown to love performing for audiences along the Peak-to-Peak Highway. Tickets are $60 and are available at The

sell-out. Be sure to buy your tickets online in advance or call to make sure tickets are still available. On Saturday, September 24, Classical Guitarish Robert Harding will perform at The Old Gallery. Hailing from Austin, Texas, Harding has been playing classical guitar for 40 years. His program will include selections from Villa-Lobos, Albeniz, Bach, Barrios and others. Tickets are $20 and available at or at The Old Gallery. Cash bar. The Old Gallery in Allenspark is a nonprofit center for community, arts and visitors. It’s home to 25 regional artists and is located at 14863 Highway 7. It is open from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. It provides a wide range of services include the twice-monthly Community Cupboard Food Bank, Community Closet, yoga and wellness classes, concerts and tourist information. The Rocky Mountain Nature Conservancy Store is located there until mid-October, as well. For more information about The Old Gallery in Allenspark, visit


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On Sunday, September 11, the Mission & Outreach Committee of Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies (PCCR) held its miniature golf fund-raiser at the Cascade Creek course at Ride-AKart. Forty-eight players enjoyed a beautiful evening in the 18-hole “best-ball scramMini-golf tournament organizer Dave Thomas (right) presents ble” while many prizes to first-place team members Susan & Dave Landers. Not other non-players shown, team members Dale & Chuck Bonza. Congratulations! contributed finanserving with PC (USA) in México for cially, all in support of two mission comore than eleven years. workers who serve in PC(USA) World Special thanks to: Mission: Rev. Cheryl Barnes (serving in Malawi, Zimbabwe, and Zambia), and • the Mission & Outreach Committee Chenoa Stock (serving with her husand the PCCR Session for their support band, José Luis Claure, in Peru). • All the non-playing contributors The winning team was comprised of • La Mexicana for $25 gift certificates Susan & Dave Landers and Dale & for the winning team; Colorado HomeChuck Bonza. Each member of the win- stead for $20 gift certificates for the secning team received a $25 gift certificate ond-place team; Kelly and Andrew from La Mexicana, the local Mexican Kessler at Ride-A-Kart for use of the grocery and taqueria located on DunCascade Creek course raven Street. • Rev. Chris Davis, Terry Brigham and The second-place team included Betty Carolyn Hull of PCCR & Kent Meyer and Leslie & Mel Clauser. Each player in that foursome received a $20 gift certificate from Colorado Homestead, located on East Elkhorn Avenue. The mini-golf outing was organized and coordinated by Dave and Sue Thomas, former Presbyterian Church (USA) mission co-workers, who returned to their Estes Park Peter Plaut, Cindy Sisson, Patti Kayne and Lisa Plaut, going for home in 2013 after par in the PCCR mini-golf tournament on Sunday, September 11.

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The Estes Fly Tying Group is starting up again. A big thank you to Seth Richmond, Rector for allowing us to meet at the Episcopal Church. We will be meeting the First Tuesday of each month starting October and continuing through May. We will meet from 6:00-8:30 p.m. Where: St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 880 MacGregor Ave. When: Tuesday, Oct. 4 Tuesday, Nov. 1 Tuesday, Dec. 6 Tuesday, Jan. 3 Tuesday, Feb. 7 Tuesday, Mar. 7 Tuesday, Apr. 4 Tuesday, May 2 Bring your vise, tools, materials. The idea of the group is to get together

and tie flies, share ideas and techniques. It’s a good time to restock your fly boxes and see what works in Estes Park and other favorite fishing towns. All skill levels welcome. If you are not a tyer, please come and sit in on the conversation. No fees, it is free. For questions contact: Frank Drummond at or Susan Underwood at

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“One Hundred Women Who Care-Estes Park” Donate $6,550 To Habitat For Humanity The membership of the philanthropic Estes Park has hosted only four meetorganization, One Hundred Women ings since their inception in August of Who Care – Estes Park, is very proud to 2021. Thanks to the generosity of the announce their donation of funds to membership, a total of $25,500 has been Habitat for Humanity in the amount of donated to four Estes Park nonprofit or$6,550! ganizaOver the tions. At years in each oneEstes hour Park, meeting Habitat the memfor Hubers manity learn of has welthree comed nonprofmany its in well-detown and serving at the families end of home the meetinto the ing one houses of those One Hundred Women Who Care members Liza Zahn and that have Mary Liz Adair and John Lovell, Director of Development for organizabeen built Habitat for Humanity. tions is by profeschosen to sionals and volunteers of our commureceive the donations of the membernity. For all involved, it’s a labor of love. ship from that meeting. We welcome Each Habitat homeowner also invests you to join us!! The next meeting is Sephundreds of hours of labor into creating tember 22 at 5:00 p.m. at Seven Keys the home of their dreams. With this do- (formally known to all of us locals as the nation from all of the members of One beloved Baldpate). After the meeting all Hundred Women Who Care, more members and guests are welcome to dreams will be fulfilled in the months partake of a marvelous evening of fine ahead as Habitat has many more homes food and memorable fellowship. It’s a on the drawing board for Estes Park “win-win” organization for sure! For families. further information, please email: One Hundred Women Who Care –

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Elizabeth Guild Needs A Few Good Volunteers Joe Payne, the general manager of The Elizabeth Guild Thrift Shop, 427 W. Elkhorn Ave. in Estes Park, needs YOUR help. Payne started out as a thrift shop volunteer and became the manager about 10 months ago. Now he says the thrift shop needs more volunteers. Joe, an Illinois native, first came out to Estes Park when he was a kid and kept coming back as he grew older to hike and enjoy nature. He has more than 20 years experience in both restaurant work and construction and repair. "I've also been a vintage and antique collector and a thrift store patron," he added. He started out at the Elizabeth Guild as a shopper and then was asked to become a volunteer and help sort donations that go on the floor. "After the first day, I loved it," he said. He is confident that any new volunteers will love the store, too.

But the problem is that the population of Estes Park and beyond is loving the store to death. "We thank everyone for their generous donations, that's what keeps us going," he said recently. "We will continue to offer residents ways to both save money buying quality items and ways to keep unwanted items out of the landfill." But if you have just a few hours a week to pitch in, Joe would be very grateful. Volunteers sort items and review them for cleanliness and durability before putting them out on the floor. Mimi Hardendorf, president of the Elizabeth Guild board of directors, echoed the need for more volunteers. "Come and join us," she said. "We have fun, too!" Donations are accepted behind the store Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. but please phone first to make sure storage is still available. All proceeds benefit Estes Park Health. For information, phone 970-586-7205.



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Estes Park Men’s Golf Association Results For Week Of September 12 Congrats To All Winners 2 Man Best Ball Score Wagner/Hogue 55 Tulley/Layton 58 Andersen/Yarbrough 58 D. Smith/Peterson 58 Armes/Gallup 58 Tracy/Dolan 59

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‘Safest District Of The Year’ Goes To Estes Valley Recreation And Park District When it came time to select Colorado Special Districts Pool’s 2022 District of the Year, Estes Valley Recreation and Park District (EVRPD) was a standout candidate from the very beginning. As our team toured their facilities over the past few years, each visit showed marked improvement in safety and loss prevention and highlighted a commitment to life safety and the preservation of property. Their growth as a Colorado Special District Pool member has resulted in a burgeoning safety culture that permeated every aspect of their organization from team meetings, safety committees, and day-today operations. When speaking with Robin Fallon, the Human Resources Manager for EVRPD, it is easy to see the commitment and energy that exists within the organization. “Our Safety Committee will be really pleased that their efforts have been noticed,” she says. “Even though we still have a-ways to go, our team has really come together to support each other’s efforts to improve our safety record.” EVRPD sits only a few miles from Rocky Mountain National Park, so both outdoors fun and safety are always on their radar. Their amenities include a marina, campgrounds, golf courses, playgrounds, ball fields, and trails. This includes a 67,000-square-foot recreation center that boasts pools, an indoor track, gymnasium, and fitness areas. “They have done so much to clean up their work areas and try to improve safety,” says CSD Pool’s Safety Consultant Adam Johnsen. “I have toured their facilities three times now over the last six years and this year the changes were absolutely dramatic.” Today, EVRPD are an exceedingly organized and efficient organization, dedicated to completing training programs both in-person and online—while doing their best to stay proactive in their safety program. The entire team is proud of what they are doing, something that is obvious as soon as one steps foot in the doors or their organization. “Each time we tour their facilities get more and more organized and their safety committee gets more and more involved,” Johnsen says. “They have grown a lot over the last few years and winning the District of the Year award will give them even more inspiration to keep on doing what they are doing.” Training Management participation is one of the most important elements in an effective safety culture. When managers and supervisors commit to developing and implementing safety initiatives, it sets a good example for employees.

Thomas Carosello, EVRPD’s Executive Director, believes that training starts at the top. He makes a point to release an annual announcement reminding everyone that safety is, and always will be, the top priority at the district. Fallon also puts a huge focus on training when it comes to employees. They participate annually in the CSD Pool’s Training Credit program, where districts are awarded with discounts on their Liability contributions if a high percentage of employees complete a safety training course in the Vector Solutions LMS. Each year, Fallon ensures that every employee, from full-time employees to part-time teachers and coaches, complete a training course. The amount of time and care that goes into tracking these courses for every employee is immense, but Fallon finds the training important enough to make time for “even if they teach one hour a week,” she says. EVRPD’s commitment to training is exceptional. When reports are run for course completions for the Training Credit program, their organization is running at almost 200%, which means that each employee is aware of their responsibility to safety. That is no easy task. SDA Conference Estes Valley Parks and Recreation District has been recognized as the 2022 SDA Conference for their achievement. Larry Moore, President of the CSD Pool’s Board of Directors and Representative of Roxborough Water & Sanitation District, dedicated a portion of his remarks at the CSD Pool’s Annual Membership Meeting to their amazing progress. “I want to congratulate Robin, Amy, and everyone at Estes Valley Recreation and Park District in recognition of being the CSD Pool’s ‘2022 Safest District of the Year,’ Moore said. “This year many districts demonstrated exemplary leadership and commitment to safety, Estes Valley has demonstrated their dedication to life safety, the preservation of property, and the development of an outstanding safety culture—focusing on keeping their most important assets safe while on the job—their employees. So, again, congratulations on your well-deserved award and keep up the good work!” This award doesn’t just mark the culmination of their hard work; it is only the beginning of what they are sure to accomplish in the coming years. Congratulations to Estes Valley Recreation and Park District, the Colorado Special Districts Pool’s 2022 District of the Year!

Food Court Day At St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church Pick-up Date and Time for Pre-ordered Pasties and Chutney Saturday, October 1st 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Please join us on Saturday, October 1st for our Food Court Day! We will have a variety of baked items, candies, jams/jellies, frozen foods, and other specialty food items all made by our parishioners. This will also be our pick-up day for our pre-ordered pasties and chutney. All the profits from this fundraiser (food court and pasties/chutney) will go to local, national, and international non-profit or-


ganizations. In the past, some of these organizations have included Salud, Crossroads, and Habitat for Humanity of the Estes Valley. We can accept cash, check, or credit card as forms of payment. We hope you will join us! Please note that the pick-up date for the pasties and chutney has been moved to Saturday, October 1st, from 9:00 a.m. noon. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes with the change in date. If you cannot make this time, please contact the church office (970586-4504 or email Thank you.


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The Times They Are A-Changin’ Where Does This Go? – Metal By: Judi Smith

In 1795, Napoleon offered a 12,000 franc prize for the development of better food preservation for use by the French army. The prize was awarded for the discovery of sterilization benefits. In 1810, a “tin can” was finally patented, by an Englishman, but the hand-made process was extremely labor intensive only the rich could afford food in metal cans. In 1846, with the invention of a die device, production increased 10-fold, to 60 cans a day. This then led, before 1900, to automation. By the 1920s Campbell’s ads were advertising the improved storage value of their new preservation methods. Back then, they were actually made of tin-plated iron, while today, most food cans are made of steel. Light-weight aluminum beverage cans began to replace glass bottles in the late 1950s, but change takes time. Into the 70s, we were still returning bottles to be sanitized and reused. Then again, by the 80s, recycling cans was “the answer.” (One teacher I knew paid for his family vacation to Hawaii by recycling the “pop cans” for the high school.) Today, the Residential Recycling Center (RRC) recycles cans in single stream for free. It is important to thoroughly rinse your cans before recycling for two reasons: a) contamination can send an entire load to the landfill, and b) removing organics from your recycling cans means no odor and avoids attracting wildlife. The RRC also recycle clean aluminum foil, compacted into a ball of at least two-inch diameter. Businesses are welcome to recycle single stream at the Transfer Station for $19/cu yd ($12 minimum for < ½ cu yd.) Now, if you have metal items that are not cans or foil, they are still recyclable, as “scrap metal”. Small metal appliances can be recycled at the Larimer County Landfill site for $20 each (you pay them), or, once you transport them down valley, you can take them to a private metal recycler, most of whom will pay a small rebate per pound for such a collection, anything >50% metal including bent nails and broken tools. The current rebate for aluminum cans ranges from 25 cents to 50 cents per pound (drawn from selected pricing in Larimer and Weld County.) The Larimer County, Loveland, Greeley, and Fort Collins A-Z tools offer a list of these locations. If you prefer Hwy 36, you can donate metal items in support of Eco-cycle. Also: Ecocycle scrap metal is now accepted at Allenspark! Very large appliances, like washer/dry-

ers or dishwashers can also be taken to any of these places if you have the where-with-all to take them down the canyon. (Note: Estes thrift shops do not accept large appliances.) If you are a customer of EP Power and Communication, you can qualify for a $35 rebate for any working refrigerator or freezer in your home and they will pick it up at your house. Also, if you are replacing a large appliance, most stores will remove (and recycle) the old one when they bring the new one – for less than the cost of a trip down valley. (The federal estimate for vehicle operation cost, including eventual replacement, is 62 cents a mile this year.) Additionally, once a year, the League of Women Voters Community Recycling Committee (LWV-CRC), along with the Rotary Club of Estes, hosts Estes Recycles Day, a local collection that includes scrap metal and electronics recycling. Of course, if these appliances, hardware, etc. are still useable, then they are ecologically better taken to a thrift shop: Village Thrift or Elizabeth Guild in Estes (or Uncle Benny’s in Johnstown for construction materials and tools.) So many options! Recycling in the modern age takes a bit of knowledge and a really good Internet connection. Electronics are not allowed in Colorado landfill trash, nor in Colorado single stream recycling bins – by law. Electronics encompass computers and their peripherals, plus TVs, sometimes microwaves, phone and internet equipment, and often such small items as alarm clocks and coffee pots. This can include plastic as well as metal versions and encompasses a wide variety as each recycler sets their own rules. However, consistently in Colorado, anything with a circuit board must be considered electronic. While source separated recyclables have value, the labor to separate singe stream negates that. Single stream recycling costs someone. Similar to the cost of single stream recycling, the labor for the separation process of electronics costs. There are fees for electronic recycling. These are posted on most websites for collection yards or for metal recyclers who handle electronics along with a list of what is (and is not) acceptable in that collection. Check the A-Z lists. Agree? Disagree? Comment.

Prayer Quilts Available The Community Prayer Quilters have lap quilts available free for anyone who needs prayers. Prayer quilts are appropriate for anyone who is experiencing a physical, emotional or spiritual life crisis and feels they would benefit from being covered in prayer. The Community Prayer Quilters is an inter-

denominational group that meets on Wednesday mornings in the lower level of Mount Calvary Church, across from the fire station. If you would like to request a prayer quilt for yourself or someone else, or would like to volunteer, please contact Johanna Gengler at jogengler@gmail. com.

By: Larry D. Strong

“Ticking away the moments that make it a dull day, fritter and ease the hours in an off-handed way. Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town, waiting for someone or something to show you the way. ” (From Pink Floyd, “Dark Side of the Moon.”) The average American lives 78.3 years. That’s roughly 29,000 days, 684,000 hours and approximately 42 million minutes give or take. But hey, who’s counting? At the same time, having a healthy perspective of just how valuable our time is can be extremely wise. After all, we can get a lot of things back in this life but time is not one of them. We don’t want to “fritter and ease the hours in an offhanded way” and I don’t recommend “waiting for someone or something to show us the way.” The guys who gather at Men On Fire Saturday mornings for “Breakfast with a Purpose” feel their hour and a half investment of time is well invested. Frankly, we have other options Saturday mornings. If we didn’t believe our time together was a good return on our deposit we would be elsewhere. While we have challenges, concerns, and all the other stuff life throws at us, we’re not waiting around for “someone or something to show us the way.” We know Who that Person is. Navigating the way is a different story. We take great encouragement from each other learning how to engage the journey more effectively and become better men in the process— by God’s Grace—and a little help from our friends. Here are a few things the guys at Men On Fire most likely agree on about time. It’s time we have a decent understand-

ing of our purpose for living. It’s time to be grateful. It’s time to tell whoever I am supposed to tell today they are loved, important and valuable to me. It’s time to take personal inventory of who I may have harmed in some way and make appropriate amends to them. It’s also time to do what people recommend—to stop and smell the roses. To watch a mom and dad laughing while playing with their kids and watch a newborn elk calf not stray too far from its mom. It’s time to watch the sun set in one of those stunning and glorious Colorado pink cloud moments. If we’re honest, we know it’s time to give our wives more opportunity to talk with us. And, yes, it’s time for us to actually listen and be genuinely interested. It’s time to learn how to cherish those times—while we still have time. Which is a good reminder that it’s time to remember it’s not all about me. It’s probably a good time to consider how fragile this life is. And to maybe come up with a list of whom and what really matters to us. It’s also time to double down on the truth that God has an awesome plan and purpose for us amidst the struggle we see all around. At Men On Fire, we absolutely believe we have been born for such a time as this. For us it’s really a matter of how intentional we are about what we do with this moment—in time. We’d love to have you hang out with us. We meet every Saturday morning 8:00 am at the American Legion, 850 N. St. Vrain. Good food, fellowship and faith is hard to come by these days. We’re a bunch of ordinary guys from many churches finding strength and encouragement along the journey. We can pretty much guarantee some good laughs, great conversation and most important—your time will be well spent. See you Saturday! Stay strong! Lead on!

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

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Giving Time, Treasure & Talent (And Coats) To Crossroads By: Brian Schaffer

¿Tienen un abrigo? | ¿Necesita un abrigo? Estamos aceptando donaciones para distribución anual de abrigos en Crossroads Ministry

La temporada de otoño está por venir y con esto viene el día de distribución anual de abrigos de Crossroads Ministry.

La distribución de abrigos de este año será viernes y sábado, 7 & 8 de octubre, de 10:00a.m.-1:00p.m.

Regale un abrigo, comparta el calorcito. Por favor done artículos suavemente usados o nuevos a Crossroads Ministry-a partir del 15 al 30 de septiembre. Además de abrigos de invierno nuevos o usados-pero-todavíaen-buen-estado, estamos buscando suéteres, gorras, bufandas, guantes y mitones. Los abrigos son destinados para cualquier persona que necesite uno. Para obtener más información póngase en contacto con Crossroads Ministry, 970-577-6773,

The last week has flown by, so we must be having fun. That’s if the saying is true that “time flies when you’re having fun”. We’re preparing for our move in a few weeks and look forward to a larger space with opportunities to expand services. It’s been a long road to get there, but in some respects it’s given us more time to consider all the ways we can better serve

such a compassionate person. Over the summer she has been working countless hours to assist her family who were living in the Ukraine during the war and are now fleeing the country for a better life. Some of them have arrived in Colorado and have made their way to Estes Park. We have begun to work closely with the resettlement of the Ukrainians as they are getting their kids enrolled in

our community. The last 40 years have proven how necessary the work is that we do every day. The truth of the matter is that without Crossroads help people would go hungry, become homeless, find themselves in dark places and potentially drift into a desperate state of despair. We’re taking what we’ve learned in recent years to help us prepare strategies to meet the projected needs of what might come our way in the next decade. We want to be wise stewards of the resources we have so that we can be fully engaged in the most important work that will sustain the lives of every neighbor who chooses to live in the Estes Valley. It’s no small feat and we can’t do alone, so consider locking arms with us as we move into the next season of what Crossroads will be doing in our new location. We will share more details at our 40th Anniversary celebration on Friday, October 21st. Plan to join us on this special occasion at our new building located at 1753 Wildfire Road. We will host an Open House from 4-6 p.m. with a special presentation at 5 p.m. There will be food and beverages available so come whenever you can and stay as long as you like. This coming week we will begin collecting coats and winter gear to make sure everyone stays warm this winter. We’re only collecting items from September 15-30, so make sure you drop things off within this two week time frame. Our distribution will take place on Friday/Saturday, October 7th & 8th, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. each day. We are grateful every year for the generous donations that have been made during our Coat Drive. One of the highlights for me in the last week was sitting down with a resident from our community who grew up in the Ukraine. She has been living in Estes Park now for more than 12 years and is

school. Many of them are living with neighbors until they get through the paperwork process and can become gainfully employed. In the transition we are receiving designated funds from local groups who desire to support these families. Our Client Advocate, Jess Borries, is working directly with the individuals and meeting their immediate needs to lessen the stress associated with acclimating to a totally new culture, language and surroundings. If you would like to partner with us in this endeavor, then please designate your donation for “Ukrainian Resettlement Fund.” Another quick story that tugged on my heart strings was when a young lady who has recently migrated to our community from Mexico showed up asking for housing assistance. She has an eightyear old boy who needs a safe place to lay his head at night, so our Case Manager, Eva Banuelos, got on the phone and was able to secure housing for her within a few hours. Once her son began attending classes, the teacher and counselor noticed he was not eating much and later discovered it was because his teeth were hurting and the pain was unbearable. Once again, Crossroads was able to intervene in this situation and an appointment was made with a local dentist to take care of this young boy’s pain. Jess and Eva tag-teamed on this one. Eva has been accompanying the young mom and her son to the dentist’s office as a translator. We’ve got a great team! We are excited about the days ahead and would like to invite you to become a Legacy partner by giving either your time, talent or treasure to support the good work being done through Crossroads. Thank you to those who are currently giving in these three areas. We are truly grateful!

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“Growing Up” At Next Flatirons Church Service This Sunday By: Dr. Larry Yarrington

Our lead pastor, Jim Burgen, offered a challenge from 1 Peter 2:1-3. The challenge was to grow up, or begin acting mature. The immediate question is how I discern what is mature and what is immature? Is it age? To some extent it is age. Children slowly gain in their ability to grow and mature. As newborns, they have only the ability to express what they want. But even when we get older, there

come all God has designed us to be. As I look at my own life, I can see that I have made some progress. But I am still a work unfinished. As I rid myself of these character qualities that stunt my growth, I realize more and more how little I can effect change without power beyond myself. For example, I was at another church this morning (before attending Flatirons Church) where I used to attend because I wanted to see the

must be a guide beyond human intelligence to understand the difference between being mature and immature. We only need to look at the history of human decision-making to see the truth of this. Jim pointed to the Bible as a clear guide to maturity. Are there other books out there that can serve as a guide? Absolutely. But the Bible adds an ingredient that the others miss. Jim quoted the Bible as saying there is one that can empower you to make the changes necessary for progress toward maturity. It is found in Philippians 2:9-11, which says, “…Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Jesus is the one because of what He accomplished to redeem everyone who would believe. He then empowers us to do what the Bible and many good books admonish us to do, what is beyond our human ability. It is foundational to understand this truth. Otherwise, we labor in vain. Back to the text. 1 Peter 2:1-3 says we must do something before we can really embrace the freedom of maturity. “ Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. 1 Peter 2:1. Jim’s description of these is better than I can try to repeat. I highly recommend listening to the sermon. The point is, there are character qualities we must remove from our lives in order to move forward to be-

new pastor. The new pastor was gone for a funeral, and they had a guest speaker who gave a phenomenal talk. But a part of me asked the question, why they have never asked me to speak. Momentary evidence that envy can still disturb my peace. I found I had to consciously dismiss that thought, knowing it is God, not mankind that chooses. Perhaps I have not been chosen because God is still working on me. He doesn’t need my skill at oratory, but a surrender to follow His Spirit. If we can make a start at correcting character faults, we get to the real treasure of maturity in Christ. The rest of the text reads like this, “Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good. 1 Peter 2:2-3. Getting past myself and experiencing the goodness of God, allows me to start to gain in maturity. In all the roles I play, as husband, father, grandfather, and friend, experiencing the goodness of God allows me to be not only a better person, but a good person to those who mean the most in my life and in the mind of God. Jim presented a sermon that causes me to want to reflect and ask the question, “Where do I need to correct character faults, so that I can become mature in the goodness of God?” It was a great challenge as I develop plans for life and relationship with my God and others. Come and join me and others this Sunday at the Reel Mountain Theater for another great teaching on Growing Up. We have the doors open at 10:30 a.m. and begin at 11:00 a.m. I hope to





Carlos Humberto Delgado Solano July 13, 1997 – August 30, 2022 Carlos was a brilliant, beautiful young soul that touched the lives of many throughout his life. Many would describe him as one of the happiest people they had ever met. His smile lit up a room, and his laughter gave joy to those close to him. He was not shy to conversation, and was constantly eager to meet new people. There wasn’t a place where he couldn’t make a new friend. Carlos engaged those that he met with his infectious energy of positivity and love. As he attended Colorado State University, he carried various aspirations. From becoming a doctor, computer programmer, or even a psychologist, Carlos set his mind to do it all. He maintained many interests including cryptocurrencies, the stock market, program coding, reading, painting, drawing, and various other hobbies. Carlos’s passing is truly a heavy loss for many, but he will never be forgotten as he will continue to live on through our hearts forever. Pura Vida. A celebration of life will be held for Carlos on Saturday, September 24 at 12:00 p.m. at Estes Park High School. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Delgado Solano family.

Carlos Humberto Delgado Solano Julio-13-1997 — Agosto-30-2022

Carlos era un alma y joven brillante y hermoso que tocó la vida de muchos a lo largo de su vida. Muchos dirían lo describo como una de las personas más felices que he conocido. Su sonrisa alumbraba el lugar donde se encontrará, y su risa daba alegría a los que estaban cerca de él. No era tímido para conversar, y estaba constantemente ansioso por conocer nuevas personas, no había un lugar en el que no pudiera hacer un nuevo amigo. Carlos se comprometía con aquellos con los que se encontraba con su alegría infecciosa de positivismo y amor. Cuando asistió a la Universidad Estatal de Colorado, tenía varias aspiraciones. De convertirse en médico, programador de informática, o incluso sicólogo, Carlos podría hacerlo todo. Mantuvo varios intereses incluyendo criptomonedas, el mercado de valores, el programa codificaciones, lectura, pintura, dibujo y varios otros pasatiempos. Su fallecimiento es realmente un gran pérdida para muchos, pero nunca será olvidado, ya que seguirá viviendo a través de nuestros corazones para siempre. Pura Vida. Los invitamos a celebrar con nuestra familia la vida de Carlos el sábado 24 de septiembre a las 12 p.m. en la escuela High School en Estes Park. Se pueden compartir buenos recuerdos y expresiones de simpatía en para la familia Delgado Solano.

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Dr. George D. Crislip Dr. George D. Crislip, who retired to Estes Park in 1996 and became the first Medical Director/Volunteer Physician for the Salud Family Health Center, died of pneumonia on Friday, September 9th at Estes Park Health. George was born in Elkins, WV, on September 27, 1939, to George Leroy Crislip and Alberta Bimini (Titus) Crislip. George received a biology degree at Occidental College and earned his M.D. at the University of California, Irvine. He joined the U.S. Navy in San Diego where he became the Attending Physician for the U.S. Navy Seal Team, Chief Physician on the U.S.S. Pine Island and served for many years on the Vietnam Medical Evac Team. Lt. Commander Crislip married Karen Ruth Clark, had three sons and moved his family to Waconia, MN, where he was a Senior Partner in Lakeview Clinic, practicing family and emergency medicine. He also volunteered as Carver County Medical Examiner for 22 years. Dr. Crislip married Karen Anne Page in l988. Upon retiring from private practice, Lt. Colonel Crislip entered the U.S. Air Force where he served for four years as Assistant Chief of Staff and Chief of Emergency Services at F.E. Warren Air Force Base near Cheyenne, WY. George received numerous honors for his military service and his contributions to the medical community in both Waconia and Estes Park. Dr. Crislip is survived by his wife, Karen, and sons Michael John (Martha) Crislip and Richard Sean (Amy) Crislip, both of Mesa, AZ, and David Todd (Rebecca) Crislip of Woodbury, MN, as well as step-sons Randall Page Buser of Highlands Ranch, CO, and Steven Scott (Amanda) Buser of Parker, CO. George also has 13 grandchildren—

Daniel Perugini In loving memory of Daniel (Danny) Perugini a celebration of life will be held in the Glen Haven Town Hall, 7408 County Rd. 43, Glen Haven, Colorado 80532 on Saturday, September 17, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. All are welcome.

Emma Riebe and Jennifer, Jared, Gabrielle, Aidan, Elias, Joshua and Nathan Crislip plus Avery, Logan, Emerson, Wyatt and Everett Buser. His great-grandson is Ethan Lyon. George was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Cecelia Ann (Crislip) Danforth. George was an Eagle Scout and involved in supporting his sons in Boy Scouting. He was also active in the Waconia Moravian Church, Rotary International, the Waconia Community Theater--and he played euphonium in the Carver County Community Band as well as in the Estes Park Village Band. He was a two-term President of Estes Park Senior Citizens Center, Inc., served on the first Salud Foundation Board and enjoyed traveling, playing tennis, hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park, gardening and performing on his Swiss alphorn for summer visitors to his Estes Park home. There will be a private memorial gathering in Estes Park later this year. Memorial donations may be sent to The Estes Park Village Band, c/o Chuck Varilek, 1010 Acacia Dr., Estes Park, CO 80517.

Renee Balinski Renee Balinski was born January 9, 1943, in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Helen and Gregory Balinski where he spent his youth in Summit County, Ohio, and then spending most if his adult life in Colorado. Renee married Carol Balinski on January 31, 1979. He joined the Army as a paratrooper. He spent the rest of his life being a small businessman and entrepreneur, patriot and avid outdoorsman. Renee loved to fish, hunt and to be with horses. Renee was also known as "The Burrito Man of Estes Park." Renee is preceded in death by his parents Helen Satola and Gregory Balinski, mother-in-law Dorothy Roy, his sister Carol O'Donnell, sister-inlaw Paula Balinski and brother-in-law Sterling Trumphour. Renee is remembered by wife Carol

"Doodles" Balinski, children Jill, Christina, Mathew, Valerie, brother Terry Balinski, sister Diane Griffith, brother-in-law Charles Griffith, Jerry O'Donnell and O'Donnell children, nephew Terry Balinski and wife Inga Balinski, niece Maya Balinski and nephew Tucker Stumf. He was especially fond of his two favorite nieces Whitney Stumf and Gail Nadius and the eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Renee will be missed by his loving family, many friends in the Estes Valley and throughout Colorado. Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 1 p.m at Viegut Funeral Home. A reception will take place at Viegut Reception Center following the service. Public viewing will be from 11 a.m to 1 p.m.

Kay Smith On August 31st, Kay Smith passed away with her partner of 28 years, Rich Mueller, by her side. Kay has lived in Colorado all her life and is an alumna of Colorado State University and Denver University, where she studied social work. Kay dedicated almost 500 hours to volunteering at Rocky Mountain National Park, one of her favorite places. Introduced to volunteering by her husband, Kay worked alongside Rich in the park's Elk Bugle Corps program, which helps keep visitors and wildlife safe during the rut. Kay also joined the ranks of Rocky's Chow Patrol, where she was able to interact with visitors and educate them about the dangers of feeding wildlife. Kay was also a passionate photographer, and the scenes and wildlife of Rocky Mountain National Park were some of her favorite subjects. Through her ca-

reer and volunteer work, it is clear that Kay had a deep passion for helping people and the environment. She was a true Coloradan. Memorial and burial services will be held Thursday, September 15th at 11:00 a.m. at Pikes Peak National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to her husband using the following link: or by searching “In Memory of Kay Smith” on Go Fund Me.

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A public hearing will be conducted for informing citizens and soliciting public input, written or oral, regarding the Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) and Lift Stations Improvements Project, Preliminary Engineering Report (PER), Project Needs Assessment (PNA) and Environmental Assessment (EA). This meeting will cover an overview of the PNA, PER, and focus on the EA. Additionally, the following will be covered: (1) Discussion of project alternatives, (2) The preferred alternative, (3) Any projected rate increases, and (4) Any construction related and environmental impacts of the project.

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



D Licensed & Insured


DIAMOND D HANDYMAN SERVICE Home Maintenance & Repairs Yardwork & Mowing

“Consider It Done!” Dave 303-877-2007

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

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


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

Charles Santagati 1191 Graves Ave Full service general contracting since 1998

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

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

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

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REAL ESTATE Expert Real Estate Representation

Aaron L. Busche CMAS, SRS, ABR, CNE


Realtor Cell: (970) 470-9962

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




Call us for all of your painting or staining needs!

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

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


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

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

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

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

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