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Celebrating Our Wapiti Saturday and Sunday the 21st annual Elk Fest will be held in downtown Estes Park. There will be live music, a bugling contest, a beer garden, Native American dancing and music, vendors, food trucks and educational opportunities. See pages 12 and 13. Photo by Robert Burns

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Beginning My Service As Your Town Administrator By: Town Administrator Travis Machalek

Mayor Jirsa Proclaims October As Conflict Resolution Month October is Conflict Resolution Month, and on Monday morning, Mayor Todd Jirsa read a proclamation on the front steps of Town Hall along with Town Trustees, members of the Estes Valley Library and Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership who are collaborating to offer a variety of programming around conflict resolution throughout the month.

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It's my honor and privilege to be writing this article as your new Town Administrator. I have lived in the Estes Valley since moving here with my wife, Ashley, in 2015. We love the small-town feel, the unparalleled access to worldclass outdoor opportunities, and the joy we get from showing off the community to our friends and family. Long story short, there is nowhere we would rather be. Over the course of my career in local government management, I have settled on a simple guiding philosophy: Local governments have a moral obligation to be excellent. I believe this is true for three reasons. . . Residents and businesses don't choose to do business with the Town. Indeed, they are often compelled to engage with us, as is the case with building safety regulations, land use regulation, and water and power service. Unlike most organizations, local governments do not fold or disappear if we perform poorly or provide sub-standard products or services. We have significant impacts on the everyday lives of our residents. After serving four years as your Assistant Town Administrator, I recognize I am entering this role at a critical juncture in Estes Park. While we are starting from a position of strength, we also face significant challenges in the form of dramatically increased visitation, continuously increasing costs of living, and deep-seated concerns about the future of our community. Addressing these complex and interlaced challenges must take priority. Everyone in our community -- with all of the values and

philosophies they represent -- must work together on pragmatic solutions. Many of these challenges have a strong nexus with ongoing conversations about land use planning and regulation in the Estes Valley. I encourage everyone to engage both the Town and the County in conversations about the future of land use planning for our community. Next will be a Comprehensive Planning process. This is a cornerstone document for the future of our community. It touches everything from balancing development with quality of life, to how we balance the benefits and impacts of heavy visitation to our Town. I would like to close with a few comments on the Town organization itself. I am pleased to report that the Town’s financial status is strong. Underlying economic activity continues to grow, with a corresponding increase in sales tax revenues that can be used to provide key services to residents. Progress is steady on the rollout of a broadband utility, and we actively pursue large grants to enable key stormwater and transportation infrastructure improvements. While these new services and projects are exciting, the maintenance of our existing infrastructure and services is of equal importance. I am confident in the ability of our talented and dedicated staff members to continue to provide excellent municipal services. As your Town Administrator, I am always available to discuss how you think the Town government can be excellent. Please contact me at or 970-577-3700, and watch for this monthly column in our local newspapers. Subscribe at

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Keep Safety In Mind When Watching Elk This Fall Each September and October, thousands of visitors are drawn to Estes Park to watch herds of elk gather in the valley for their mating season or “rut.” With this popular activity comes the responsibility for everyone to be safe and respect these majestic animals. During the rut, the male “bull” elk are irritable, aggressive and extremely dangerous to onlookers who get too close. Estes Park Police Chief Wes Kufeld commented, “It's time to ensure you are being safe around wildlife, especially those that can hurt you, like elk. Watch from a safe distance, respect their space, give them plenty of room to move and don't block their paths. As individuals, we each have a responsibility to ensure our own safety.” Chief Kufeld explained that the Estes Park Emergency Communications Center receives numerous calls about elk issues daily. The most common reports are people getting too close to the elk and “elk jams,” caused when drivers park their vehicles in the way of traffic in order to watch the elk. Do not block traffic when viewing elk from your vehicle – park completely off the roadway. The Police Department provides the following reminders for safe elk viewing: • Elk are wild animals and can cause serious injuries or death. • Keep a safe distance. If you cause the animal to move, you are too close. This is important to consider even in vehicles, as bull elk will charge a car during the rut.

• Keep pets secure. Estes Park municipal code requires pets to be on a leash at all times. • Elk know no boundaries. Respect private property when viewing. • Keep these tips in mind every spring during elk calving season, when female “cows” become protective and

can be extremely aggressive. The Estes Park Police Department and the Police Auxiliary periodically assist with wildlife education and may provide “safe viewing” tip cards when they are on the scene of a wildlife viewing opportunity. The Police Department enforces wildlife laws including laws against feeding or harassing wildlife, or allowing one’s pet to harass wildlife. To receive Town news and/or agendas in your email inbox, please visit More Town news is available at and

EVFPD firefighters gen- ice. This included: erally respond to medical • Emergency medical (assist EPH): 4 calls in their personal vehi• MVC: 1 cles, allowing for a faster re• Gas Leak: 1 sponse. On other incidents, firefighters • Elevator Rescue: 1 respond to a fire station to respond in • Possible Illegal Burn: 1 department apparatus with specialized • Assist: 1 equipment. • Provide Mutual Aid: 2 During the week of September 15, the Estes Valley Fire Protection District Estes Valley Fire (EVFPD) responded to11 calls for serv-

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ReFUND What Matters: Donate Tax Returns To Local Nonprofits ReFUND CO is a ground-breaking new system of charitable giving enabling taxpayers to donate any portion of their Colorado state income tax refund to a nonprofit. Any nonprofit that is registered with the Secretary of State to solicit charitable donations for at least five years (and that provides public information on their finances) is eligible. Join the Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center and the Colorado Nonprofit Association for a ReFUND CO informational workshop. This community conversation will cover how it works,

eligibility requirements, the campaign timetable, local involvement and more. With over $1 billion in refunds going to almost two million returns, eligible nonprofits now have a potentially powerful fundraising tool when state income tax filing begins in January 2020. Register for this free informational workshop through Colorado Nonprofit Association: October 9, 10-11 a.m., Estes Valley Community Center. See you there, FUNd-raisers!

The charge(s) are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. On September 16 at 2:38 p.m. police arrested a 30 year old male from Estes Park and Fort Collins in the 400 block of E. Wonderview Ave. in connection with the graffiti that has been found around town. The male was charged with criminal mischief, unlawful possession of a controlled substance and theft and transported to the Larimer County Jail. On September 18 at 1:53 a.m. police were called to a disturbance in the 400 block of Birch Ave. Upon arrival they cited a 23 year old male from that address with a noise violation. On September 19 at 6:52 p.m. police were called to an assault in the 1300 block of Manford Ave. Upon arrival they charged a 29 year old Estes Park male

with third degree assault and refusal to leave upon request by an officer. He was later transported to the Larimer County Jail. On September 21 at 12:17 p.m. police arrested a 34 year old female from Estes Park who was wanted on seven outstanding warrants and false reporting. She was wanted on one warrant out of Weld County Sheriff ’s office for failure to appear on a bribery charge, one warrant from Larimer County Sheriff ’s office for failure to appear on a charge for possession of a controlled substance, and five warrants out of Estes Park Police Department for failure to appear on a criminal mischief case, failure to appear on a harassment case, two cases of failure to appear on violations of protection orders and failure to appear on a trespassing case. She was arrested and transported to Larimer County Jail.

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Blue Door Inn Recognized As “Estes Bright Spot” The Estes Park in Bloom committee has awarded its most recent “Estes Bright Spot” designation to the Blue Door Inn, 1220 Big Thompson Ave. The committee presented a traveling sign for the property, a window cling and a framed certificate of recognition to owner Grant Peck and managers Jackie and John Robinson. The Blue Door Inn was purchased by Peck in 2017. Following the purchase, he completed a full remodel of all interior rooms, switched all lights to LED to save energy, installed new irrigation that runs off of a well, and installed all new landscaping including trees, shrubs, and flower pots. The property offers many

amenities to guests, including a variety of games, evening cookies and s’mores by a campfire, and live music on the weekends. To learn more about the Blue Door Inn, visit The designation of an “Estes Bright Spot” recognizes a business, organization or private residence that places emphasis on beautifully maintained landscapes, floral displays, environmental efforts, heritage preservation, and arts and culture. To submit a nomination for an “Estes Bright Spot” award, contact Brian Berg at 970-577- 3783 or

This Week In Mrs. Walsh's Garden Three-leaf sumac, Rhus trilobata, is a tough, drought tolerant, 5' to 6' tall, native shrub with small, chartreuse spring flowers that appear before the foliage, and red summer ripening fruit that is a source of food for birds. The "trifoliate" leaves turn shades of orange, yellow and red in the fall. The leaves have a very strong scent when crushed. The aroma is medicinal or bitter, disagreeable enough to some to have gained the plant the

common name skunkbush. The flexible young stems have been used in basketry by Native Americans, accounting for one of the plant's lesser-known common names: basketbush. It is drought resistant and will grow in a wide range of soil types. Mrs. Walsh's Garden is located on West Elkhorn Avenue, across the street from Performance Park. Admission is free and it is open from dawn to dusk.


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Celebrate Pinktober: Honor A Cancer Warrior At Estes Park Health According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer found in women, and about one in eight women in the United States today will have breast cancer at some point in their lives. If discovered early, women have up to a 90% chance of survival, whereas survival drops to about 15-20% if found in later stages. In order to increase rates of early detection, Estes Park Health Foundation is raising $355,000 to bring 3D mammography capabilities to Estes Park Health in 2020. October, or Pinktober as many now call it, is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. During this time, Estes Park Health is raising awareness of early detection in a few ways. One is to create a tribute wall in the lobby of Estes Park Health where people can donate $20 to have a pink ribbon inscribed in honor of a cancer warrior. Pink Ribbon Tributes will be displayed in the hospital lobby for the month of October, and 100% of funds donated will go toward the purchase of 3D mammography equipment for Estes Park Health’s Diagnostic Imaging Department. Visit to make your tribute today.

Next Mayor's Chat Is Thursday, Oct. 3 Estes Park Mayor Todd Jirsa invites community members to join him for a Mayor's Chat Thursday, Oct. 3 at 4 p.m. at Ten Letters, 240 Moraine Ave. Mayor Jirsa holds regular Mayor's Chats, generally during the first week of each month, with varied dates, times and locations throughout Estes Park.

Estes Park Health is also sponsoring a provider talk at the Estes Valley Community Center on Wed., Oct. 16th from 1-2 p.m. Presenters will discuss the importance of regular mammograms and breast exams as well as field questions focused on breast cancer awareness and education. The talk is free and everyone is welcome. Contact Lisa Taylor at to reserve your spot. Did you know that most insurers fully cover mammograms every one-two years for women aged 40 and over? If you’re not insured, Patient Financial Services at Estes Park Health is happy to meet with you and discuss your options. Give them a call at 970-577-4530, and Estes Park Health’s Diagnostic Imaging Department will have educational takeaways and a lot of pink around their clinic during the month of October. Call 970-586-2317 to schedule your mammogram. The Estes Park Health Foundation increases community awareness of Estes Park Health, and develops, manages and distributes funds to assist EPH in fulfilling its mission. To learn more about our initiatives or to volunteer, contact us at or 970-577-4370.

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Estes Park Health To Partner With B. E. Smith On CEO Search The Estes Park Health Board of Directors has selected the healthcare executive search firm B. E. Smith as their partner to identify the next Estes Park Health Chief Executive Officer (CEO). B. E. Smith was recently named Modern Healthcare’s top healthcare executive search firm for 2019 based on the total number of candidate placements. This was the fourth year in a row and eighth time in 11 years that they were at the top of Modern Healthcare’s rankings. BE Smith is part of AMN Healthcare, which successfully placed 983 Senior Healthcare Executives across 47 states in 2018. As a measure of their confidence in their ability to successfully match candidates with organizations, they provide a three-year guarantee on their CEO placements, and more than 90%+ of their placements have remained in their position beyond the guarantee period. Mick Ruel, Vice President of Executive Search, will be leading the B. E. Smith team effort. He is the practice leader in rural and Critical Access Hospital executive search efforts within the firm. B. E. Smith was selected after a search that started with a list of 38 national healthcare executive search firms. This list was reduced to 11 firms based on recommendations from multiple sources

and reviews of their on-line information. Of the eleven, seven were asked to submit proposals for the CEO search, and reviews of the proposals resulted in three finalist firms. The finalists were asked to respond to 23 questions and were interviewed. Based on this competitive process, B. E. Smith was selected as the best firm to work with Estes Park Health on the search for their next CEO. The next step will be an onsite visit by the B. E. Smith team to understand current Estes Park Health culture and the needed CEO attributes. They will meet with the search committee, physicians, the Board, Estes Park Health management groups, key stakeholders in the community, and have an open forum with all staff for their input on what is needed. The result will be an Executive Position Overview describing the Estes Park community, Estes Park Health, and the CEO position. All candidates for the CEO position, whether from inside Estes Park Health or the result of the nationwide search, will go through B. E. Smith and experience the same evaluation process. Please send any questions about the CEO search to

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Estes Park Rooftop Rodeo Nominated For Best Medium Sized Rodeo

Weed Drop-Off This Saturday

The Estes Park Rooftop Rodeo was recently nominated as one of the PRCA’s Top 5 Medium Size Rodeo Committee of the year. This nomination recognizes the hard work that the Rooftop Rodeo puts in, to make it one of the best rodeo’s in the country. “We are extremely proud and honored to once again be nominated as one of the top PRCA rodeos in the country,” said Rooftop Rodeo Chair Mark Purdy. “We would like to thank everyone who voted for us during the nomination process. The recognition is very much appreciated by not only our Rodeo Committee but the entire community of Estes Park. Working with our partner the Town of

Estes Park, we’ll continue to make sure we offer the best rodeo experience for all of our stakeholders, including our contestants, sponsors, fans and committee members.” The winner will be announced at the PRCA Awards Banquet at the South Point Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on Dec. 4 and Medium Rodeo of the Year nominees include: Amarillo, TX Belle Fourche, SD Coleman, TX Estes Park, CO and Stephenville, TX

Now is the time to remove mature weeds that contain seeds that will be next year’s- and many more years-weeds. The next Monitored Weed Drop-off will be held this Saturday, September 28 from 9:00 to noon located north of the Waste Management transfer station at 666 Elm Road, behind the new recycling center. Estes Land Stewardship Association (ELSA) volunteers will be on hand to answer weed questions and unload your bags. Bring in your noxious weeds in paper yard bags for free disposal – no slash, pine needles or cones, other yard waste, trash, or dirt. Please remove/shake off dirt from plant roots.

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Unauthorized drop-offs at this location are considered theft of services. Weeds and trash can be disposed of yeararound at Waste Management for a fee. Only bags of noxious weed materials will be accepted at this event! Please do not bring non-noxious weeds; this will jeopardize hosting these costly events in the future. Paper yard bags are available for purchase at local hardware stores. These events are being made possible with the support from Estes Land Stewardship Association (ELSA), Town of Estes Park, Larimer County, Estes Valley Land Trust, and donations.

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The United States and Mexico have a long, intertwined history, with both countries prominently featured in each other’s politics and agendas. The war on drugs, immigration and trade issues have taxed the relationship over the years. What impact will new leadership in both countries have on this crucial partnership? Come and join in the discussion of our relationship with Mexico on October 1st at 11:30 a.m. in the Hondius Room of the Estes Valley Library. See you there!

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This past week marked the official beginning of autumn. Is anyone ever ready for the arrival of this most golden of seasons? I don’t speak for everyone, but for me and a lot of summer dawdlers, it’s way too early and we’re not mentally prepared. Brisk mornings, warm afternoons and cool evenings that draw down the dark of night. They’re here and there’s nothing we can do about it. (Oh, that darkness! Each day the sun takes a little longer to rise and shine and next thing we know, we’re turning on the lights to make coffee in the morning. And then the twilight doesn’t slowly descend upon us as we settle in for the night, it races to cast a gloomy dusk over our evening dinner hour. Bah!) All summer we enjoy week after week of sunny warmth and then one day something changes. It’s a feeling in the air. A nip, some say. Is it a smell? Does the breeze shift directions? Is it the temperature? The angle of the shadows? We can’t say exactly but whatever it is, it has come and now the color of the sky at sunrise matches the golds and rusts of the leaves starting to turn. We will still have bright, toasty afternoons but they aren’t the same. They’ve picked up speed. These fall days are horses headed to the barn. It is fall and there’s no going back. With an “if-you-can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em” attitude, I decided to see what late season fare I could buy at the farmers market, thinking that might help me feel a bit friendlier toward the uninvited season. I found just the thing: butternut squash. Even the sound of it says “autumn. ” So I bought the biggest one I could find. I was feeling happy about my heavy, bellshaped, tawny squash until I got the thing home and set it on the counter. What was I supposed to do with it? Historically I’ve not been a big squash fan. My limited experience involves Butternut’s cousin, Pumpkin. I’ve carved pumpkins and made pumpkin pie with puree from a can. That’s it. So what was a beginner squash chef to do with this rather hefty handful of fruit? I did what I usually do when I have food I don’t know what to do with. (Is there one iota of proper grammar in that sentence?) I made soup. Squash soup. (Did you know there is a British cordial called squash? It is a non-alcoholic fruit-flavored syrup, sometimes with elderflower and ginger added in. It is mixed with bubble water or with alcohol to make a cocktail. This is not the squash I used to make soup, although it does sound interesting.) (There is also a World Squash Federation but it has nothing to do with this mis-

shapen-football thing I was about to chop up and toss into the blender. The WSF is all about the racquet sport called squash. Completely different.) Squash soup recipes are endless. Some call for leeks, others call for onions. Some go the garlic route, others—ginger, and others beg for thyme. Some opt for sour cream and others call for chicken broth. You can find carrots, celery, apples or apple cider, all in squash soup. As with most soups, if it’s in your fridge, it can go into your pot. There’s another recipe that suggests adding Parmesan and sage to whipped cream and dropping a dollop of that in the center of the soup. I like that idea. But the best recipe, in my opinion, is the one that calls for sweetened whipped cream on top with a dash of nutmeg. That sounds reminiscent of the pumpkin soup we’ve had at the Baldpate in the past. I haven’t seen it in some time so I don’t know if it’s still offered, but it was a special treat if we happened to be there the night it was being served. Like the whole wheat bread. I would pay full price just to eat a slab of that, smothered in butter. But it hasn’t been on the buffet line the last three times I’ve been there. Good thing their homemade bleu cheese dressing is always available. It’s delish! At the farmers market, in addition to the squash, I bought a garden mix of lettuce, several tomatoes (the best sandwich ever is a bacon/lettuce/tomato—if and only if— the tomatoes are truly homegrown. Ideally they’re grown in the intense heat of the Midwest but those tomatoes aren’t available everywhere), and corn on the cob. (I should have known better. It was too late in the season for corn on the cob. But it sounded like a nice side with soup and salad.) The only appropriate dessert to round out this meal are some sliced Palisade peaches straight up. They need nothing added to them. No sugar nor any superlative can enhance what they are. Palisade peaches are perfection. It doesn’t sound like it but I do like autumn. It’s my favorite season. I just don’t like what follows too closely on its heels. In the words of a one-line poem I wrote and repeat every fall: I hate to see my favorite season come. You may let The Thunker know what you think at her e-mail address, © 2019 Sarah Donohoe

Enjoy Pie Sunday This Weekend At Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church As the 75th Anniversary celebrations continue at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, Sunday, September 29, is Pie Sunday! Members are bringing/making pies to share after the 9:00 a.m. Worship Service. Please join us for a free piece of your choice! Any extra pieces will be sold for $1 each to go home with you. There might even be a whole extra pie available! Mt. Calvary is located at 950 N. Saint Vrain Ave. The church phone number is: 970-586-4646.

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I have finally been able to come home from Houston. I was supposed to fly back last Thursday but Houston was flooded from Imelda (storm). One could not get to the airport and many flights were cancelled. Even the Uber drivers were not working. But it just gave me a little more time with my daughter, granddaughters and Benjamin, my twoyear old great-grandson. I had a grand time. When I went to pick up Sunshine from Marie’s hospital and boarding facilities, she almost knocked me down. She has not left my side all day. She does not want to go for a ride, which she usually loves to do, afraid I may leave her again.

I know for a fact she is loved and well treated at Marie’s; she even spends most days in Marie’s office. She is just so much my buddy and companion. Of course, coming home late last night there was nothing to eat in the house. Luckily Cecelia, daughter-in-law, had come with Greg to pick me up from the airport with a delicious turkey sandwich and chips. That was so thoughtful. Now back to reality. I have been meaning to try a baked bean recipe that I clipped from one of my magazines. It is like one I often pre-

2 Tbs. brown mustard pare but has a few new twists. I am changing the syrup from molasses to ½ tsp. pepper maple and using fresh onions instead of ¼ tsp. salt (to taste) canned. I am also not going to cook the 1 medium chopped onion bacon. I also drain my beans. This recipe 5-6 slices of bacon cut in 2-inch slices. can easily be cut in half. If doing that, (divided) use two small cans of crushed pineapple In a large bowl combine all ingredients and one can of beans, cutting all else in (saving half of bacon to lay on top). half. Place in 9 x13 greased baking dish (or Sweet and Spicy Baked Beans any large dish that can hold all of it). Lay 350 oven, 14 servings remaining bacon on top. Cover and bake 2-cans (28 oz.) baked beans, drained 50-60 minutes. 1 (20 oz.) can crushed pineapple, My email; drained Bon Appétit. 1 cup spicy barbecue sauce ½ cup maple syrup

Music In The Glen Open Mic & Jam Open mic night resumes this Friday, September 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the new Glen Haven Town Hall. Come on down to Glen Haven and show us what you've got! We've had some great music from lots of local musicians and groups, and great turn out to listen. Good music, good friends and a good time. Bring your own refreshments and snacks and prepare for some fun this Friday night in Glen Haven!

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Dick Life, Quentin Wedan, Loren Shriver, Richard Erbe and Wes Te Winkle. Quentin Wedan, owner of the Lazy B presents Post 119 Commander Loren Shriver with a check for $4,100.

Lazy B Community Fundraiser Gives Donation To American Legion, Post 119 On September 12th the Lazy B Chuckwagon and Show held their 2nd annual community fundraiser event. The theme this year was a "Salute to Veterans," with profits from the evening supper and western show going to the local American Legion, Post 119. Great community support, including attendance by the Estes Park Car Club, resulted in a near sold out show. With staff members and the Wrangler band volunteering their time and donating all tips, the event raised $4,100. The money will go directly toward the "2nd Century Campaign" which is intended to raise funds for much needed repairs at the local venue in Estes Park. The American Le-

gion exists to serve the community atlarge as well as the veterans and their families in the community, and a critical part of this ongoing service is having a facility that can continue to be used for a wide range of social events and gatherings. The Estes Park community has a great track record for coming together to support local organizations and community efforts such as this. The entire team at the Lazy B is proud to be part of the effort to support the American Legion and their ongoing commitment to serve our community. Quentin & Roxanne Wedan Owners, Lazy B Chuckwagon & Show

Museum Program This Saturday: Estes Speaks This Saturday, September 28, at 2:00 p.m. learn from the locals at the Estes Park Museum during the fall series, Estes Speaks. For the first of four oral histories, staff will be sharing the 1984 interview with Ron Brodie (1908-1987). The audio from the interview will be presented with accompanying images from the collection to visually represent the context of the Ron Brodie recording. Interviewed by Mel Busch, Sam Gates, and Betty Hedlund, Ron Brodie reflects on his time in Estes Park primarily describing the people and times of Estes Park in the 1940s and 1950s. Transcripts of the interviews will be provided. Program attendees will be invited to share stories related to oral history interviews after each program which will be moderated by Museum staff. Coming to Estes Park in 1931, Ron Brodie was only 18 years old when he was asked to run the Honor Brite grocery store on Elkhorn Avenue. He opened Brodie's Supermarket five years later and became ingrained in the Town. Mr. Brodie served the Estes Park com-

munity as a Town Trustee, Mayor, the Estes Park Volunteer Fire Department, the Light and Power Committee, and the Estes Park Sanitation Board. Through all his civil service, residents remember his kindness and generosity overseeing his supermarket most fondly. Starting in the late 1970s, Museum and Library staff began gathering interviews from local individuals. Interviewing has continued up through the 2013 flood and a series in 2014 with prominent local climbers/mountaineers. With a variety of topics and eras spanning across more than 150 interviews, the Museum has taken the platform to let those who experienced history tell it themselves. Please join us as we explore the collection. The mission of the Estes Park Museum is to conduct activities that preserve, share and respect the unique history of Estes Park. For more information, call the Estes Park Museum at 970-586-6256 or visit the Museum's website at

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Elk Fest Delivers Free Family-Friendly Fun In Downtown Estes Park To celebrate the annual elk breeding season (the “rut”) and teach everyone about these spectacular animals, the Town of Estes Park presents its annual Elk Fest Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28 and 29. This event is free and takes place downtown in picturesque Bond Park, 170 MacGregor Ave. Activities include the very entertaining bugling contests, elk exhibits, elk-inspired arts and crafts, a children's area with elk-themed activities, a craft beer garden, and Native American music, dancing and storytelling. Country band Avenhart will play Saturday afternoon, and blues singer Cass Clayon performs Sunday afternoon. Vendors will display artwork, handmade elk-ivory and antler jewelry, and offer distinctive elk cuisine such as sausages and jerky. Food trucks and other vendors are lined up to provide delicious meals, snacks, and treats. Visit the Educational Seminar Tent to learn more about elk and wildlife in Estes Park from a variety of professionals. Colorado Parks and Wildlife will provide an Elk Camp where you can learn about “everything elk.” Mile High Note Game Calls will teach everyone how to bugle like a bull elk. The Rocky

Mountain Raptor Program will show off some of their magnificent rescued birds. After visiting Elk Fest, and armed with new safe and respectful elk-viewing tips, head to Rocky Mountain National Park to observe wild elk in the midst of their mating season antics. The 2019 Elk Fest line-up includes: • 55+ vendors presenting their handmade crafts, elk-related items, fine art, and food • “Elk of Estes Park” a 20-minute film, showing twice daily • Bugling contest for adults and youth • A craft beer garden (the “Wallowing Hole”) • Native American dancers, storytellers, and musicians • Live raptor presentations with the Rocky Mountain Raptor Program • Kid’s Corral with elk related activities and crafts • Live music from Avenhart and Cass Clayton More information is available at Learn about parking options, including the Estes Parking App at

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Saturday, Oct 5 @4-7pm Bob Brunson Celebration of Life


Tuesday & Thursday Oct 1 & 3 @ 9-11am Benefits assistance

for Veterans and families

Elk Fest is in Bond Park, with a beer garden, music, bugling contest and much more!

All photos by Estes Park News except as noted

Thursday, Oct 10 @ noon-5pm Veteran readjustment counseling. Call 970-586-6118 for an appointment.


Tuesday, Oct 1 @7 am Sunrise Rotary meeting


“Elk Of Estes” a 20 minute free movie 2X daily.

Sunday, Sept 29 @ 2:30pm Jaguars vs. the Broncos. Watch with us!

Wednesday, Oct 2 @ 6:30pm Pool League meets and competes.

Every Friday @ 7pm Queen of Hearts progressive raffle. Jackpot now over $1300!

Samson the elk was poached in 1995 at YMCA.

New Bingo Schedule for October! Every Sunday at 6pm. Fun and cash prizes for all ages!


Native American dancing & music. Food and merchandise vendors.

See the elk rut in town. Jim Ward photo

Educational booths with experts on hand.

Friday, Oct 4 @ 5:30-7pm Taco Bar $10 Friday, Oct 11 @ 5:30-7pm Steak Night by the American Legion Riders $18

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Restorative Justice Wins Library Community Partnership Award

On Sept. 20, the Colorado Association of Libraries awarded the Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership (EVRJP) for its partnership with the Estes Valley Library beginning with the October, 2018 Conflict Resolution Month. Accepting the award on behalf of the Estes Park Police Department and EVRJP was EVRJP Manager and Executive Director, Denise Lord. She was accompanied at the recognition by Library Director Claudine Perrault. In accepting the award, Lord explained the original goals of the partnership, as both organizations asked: "Is it possible to find common ground? And if so, how?" Lord went on to explain, "That's what our organization and the Estes Valley Library set out to do. And in October of 2018, Conflict Resolution Month provided a platform for this effort." As noted in the award nomination, each organization drew upon its strengths. The Library offered its politically-neutral setting and its focus on literacy. EVRJP drew upon its expertise in professional facilitation and mediation, and its 16-year track record of problemsolving through collaboration.

Out of this partnership came a variety of community programs with regional experts in the topic of healthy community dialogue. Hundreds of people shared in reading and discussing a featured book with conflict-resolution themes. As the nomination noted, "During the capstone program of the series, Senator Linda Newell said that of all the Conflict Resolution Month activities across Colorado, the Estes Park model set the standard for the most engaging project of 2018." Lord elaborated, "Our partnership helped enhance cooperation, encourage understanding and strengthen relationships in our community -- opening up the door for all to consider a more humanistic approach to engagement. And we are grateful for the Estes Valley Library, as it has truly helped us to build and restore our community one relationship at a time." This partnership will continue in 2019, as Mayor Todd Jirsa has proclaimed October 2019 "Conflict Resolution Month." Coming soon are announcements from EVRJP and the Library on Conflict Resolution programs throughout the month of October.

Angela Dougan To Speak At Estes Valley Conservatives Meeting Estes Valley Conservatives present Angela Dougan, Coloradoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grassroots Director for Americans for Prosperity for Tabor Amendment, Against Proposition Cc this Saturday, September 28, 2019, at 2 p.m. The meeting will take place at 1751 North Lake Ave., Unit 101,Estes Park, CO.

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“The Square Kilometer Array - An Update” At Observatory The Estes Valley Astronomical Society status of the SKA and ngVLA, and some (EVAS) in conjunction with The Estes of the innovative technology developPark Memorial Observatory is offering a ments underway. free public open house/lecture this SatDayton Jones worked at Caltech’s Jet urday, September 28 at 7 p.m. The goal Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, of EVAS is to promote amateur astronCalifornia for over thirty years, retiring omy and education in the Estes valley. as a Principal Scientist and moving to Our guest speaker is Dr Dayton Jones, Colorado last year. He is currently a from the Space Science Institute in Boul- Senior Research Scientist at the Space der, and the title of his presentation is Science Institute in Boulder. His re“The Square Kilometer Array – An Upsearch interests have focused on highdate.” resolution For over imaging and twenty years position the internameasuretional radio ments of astronomy distant racommunity dio sources has been deusing interveloping the ferometry. technology He has and designs served as an for a revoluofficer of tionary new the US SKA research inConsortium strument, and a US the Square representaKilometer tive to the Array internaRadio image of the black hole in the galaxy M87 (SKA). The tional SKA SKA will be Science and the next-generation facility for radio asEngineering Council. tronomy, offering a tremendous increase The observatory is just north of the in sensitivity and flexibility over any exhigh school at 1600 Manford Ave. Park isting radio facility in the world. These in the teacher’s parking lot adjacent to new capabilities will help answer some the observatory. The doors will open at of the most fundamental questions in as- 7:00 p.m. and the meeting will start at trophysics, including the formation of 7:30 p.m. The presentation, including a nearby planetary systems, tests of graviquestion and answer period, lasts about tational theories in the strong-field limit, an hour. After the presentation, weather and the long-term evolution and fate of permitting, we will look through the 16 our universe. inch dome telescope at various celestial The United States is not a formal partobjects. ner in the SKA, but is proposing a USIf you have any questions, please check based array called the Next Generation the EPMO website which you’ll find at: Very Large Array (ngVLA). This facility The lecture is will cover higher frequencies than the free to the public and no reservations SKA, and thus will provide complemen- necessary. Just come and join the party tary scientific capabilities. Together, and be ready to ask questions! these arrays will provide an unpreceFor more information, please call the dented leap in observational capabilities. observatory at 970-586-5668. This talk will summarize the current

1700 Brodie Ave, across from High School More Information at and 970-586-4404 Sunday Ser vice at 10am

Pipe Organ - Chapel Choir - Bell Choirs - Children Welcome

Choir September 15, 2019

Summit View Restaurant Located at Dao House on Scenic Highway 7

Happy Hour: $2 Coors Pints $3 Craft Beers $3 House Wines while supplies lasts

From ribs to GF vegan options, join internationally featured Chen John Linn Anderson for a sensory delight. Must try his Hand Crafted baked goods, snacks and desserts

Lunch, Dinner & Bar 11 am -10pm (Thu-Sat, Mon) Sunday Breakfast 8 am – 7 pm Visit for menu

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Artist's impression of the 5km diameter central core of Square Kilometre Array (SKA) antennas.

September Wellness Activities at Dao House Retreat Center: Yoga Massage, Tibetan yoga, Mountain Film on Tour Sep 20-22 see website or call for information!

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community, especially young people, about the humane treatment of animals and the responsibilities of pet ownership; and promote community involvement in the use of pets as therapeutic agents (e.g., in nursing homes). The Estes Park Pet Association is your local humane society. You can make a tax-deductible donation to the Pet Association by sending your check to P.O. Box 4342, Estes Park, CO 80517. For more information, contact Carolyn Fairbanks, President of the Pet Association at (970) 586-5121.



Do You Have Room In Your Heart And Home For A Great New Pet?

Freddy is looking for his forever home. He is a handsome guy, about four years old and house trained. Freddy is good with other dogs and kids but would best as an only dog. He will need an experienced owner as he may try to be bossy. He is a lab/shar-pei mix and good on a leash. All the volunteers love spending time with sweet Freddy!

Paws is about two years old. She starts out a little bit shy but she is happy, fun and affectionate. She will be best as an only kitty or with a slow introduction to a new kitty family member. She is a big gal but we think it makes her even cuter! Scotty is five months old. He is friendly, happy and playful and may have some Siamese in his blood. Marbles is about seven years old. She is a very sweet girl. She has lived with dogs, but we’re still not sure about cats.



Piper is about two to three years old, she is super sweet and submissive. She may be a border collie/ boxer mix and is good with other dogs and is house trained. She wags a lot when she sees kids so we think she will do great with them. Piper is about 37 pounds and good on a leash. Piper and Freddy are currently living at Dr. C's Animal Hospital of the Rockies, please call (970) 586-4703 to get an appointment to meet either of them.

Paws, Scotty and Marbles are currently living at the Pet Lodge at the Animal Medical Center on Manford Avenue. Call 586-9282 for more information or to meet her. Make sure to “Like” and follow the

Estes Park Pet Association Facebook page to see other animals that may not be pictured this week. All pets are offered through the Pet Association of Estes Park, a non-profit organization that works to find homes for stray and abandoned pets, control dog and cat populations by funding sterilization programs, educate members of the

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Estes Park Salud Foundation Extends Thanks To Village Thrift Shop

Marie Welton, DDS, Estes Park Salud Family Health Center Dental Director; Olga Cofas and Paula Peat Page Martin - Village Thrift Shop; Stephanie Metzger, RDH, Dental Hygienist, Estes Park Salud Family Health Center. Courtesy photo

The Estes Park Salud Foundation wishes to thank the Village Thrift Shop for the grant awards received this year. We consider the Village Thrift Shop our partner and appreciate their support for our mission which includes financial assistance for the medically underserved who receive care from the Estes Park Salud Family Health Center. The grant awards received from the Village

Thrift Shop this year will be used to purchase a cardiac chair and to provide financial assistance for qualifying individuals who need major dental care at the Estes Park Center. "Our sincere thanks goes out to the Village Thrift Shop Board of Directors and all the many volunteers that make it possible for the Village Thrift Shop to

support local non-profit organizations," said Doug Frisbie, President of the Estes Park Salud Foundation. The Estes Park Salud Foundation provides financial assistance to income-eligible Estes Park Salud patients to help pay for medical, dental, and behavioral health services. We underwrite free or low cost health screenings and publish monthly health information articles in our local newspapers. In addition to our volunteer board of directors, the foundation employs a parttime health educator to bring our message to the larger community. We also participate in town events, including the Estes Park Rotary Duck Race Festival, the EVICS Be Ready Fair and the Town of Estes Park Safety Fair, to raise awareness of the Salud Family Health Center and to foster good health for all.

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COAT DRIVE Donate Here

Wildlife Responder Available To Help All Of September!

Coldwell Banker Estes Village Properties is hosting a coat drive to collect donations for Crossroads Ministry. Please bring your new or gently used coats to our location any time during the month of September. These items will help Estes Valley residents in need. Thank you!

Knowledge, experience, skills to assist and educate individuals with and about wildlife encounters/situations. Specialty is elk, deer, bears, mountain lions. Part of Rocky Mtn. Cat Conservancy Research. If you see a kill site, call asap, or if you want more information or help with a wildlife sit-

uation, call Jayne the “Bear Lady” at: 970-685-8756.

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Thank You Estes Park!

Dieter d'Alquen would like to thank the wonderful community of Estes Park for participating in the "A Haus for Dieter" fundraiser. Thanks to all the generous donations, Dieter is on his way to

being able to put a down payment on a house. He is happy and comfortable in his rental for now. A big thank you to the businesses who donated: donuts-Donut Haus; lasagna-Sweet Basilico; pizzaPoppy's Pizza and Grill; beveragesRambo's Longhorn Liquor; news coverage-Estes Park News. Thank you to the merchants who allowed donation jars to be placed at their businesses: Donut Haus, Elkins Distillery, Estes Park KOA, Estes Park Lumber, Estes Park Mountain Shop, Estes Valley Collision, Mountain Dew Liquor, Napa Auto Store, O'Reilly Auto Parts, Rambo's Longhorn Liquor, Rock Cut Brewing, Rocky Mountain Liquor and Tiny Town Sinclair. Donations are still being accepted at The Bank of Estes Park. Again, thank you Estes Park community!

Estes Fly Tyers Group The Estes Fly Tyers group meets at the Estes Valley Library in the Makerspace Room on the second floor. Meetings take place the first Tuesday of each month, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 1 Tuesday, November 5 Tuesday, December 3 What to bring: your own vise, tools and materials The idea of the group is to get together and tie flies, share ideas and techniques. You tie the flies you want, restock your box and find out what is working in the Estes area. All skill levels are welcome, if

you are not a fly tyer, you are welcome to come and observe. No fees, its free! Questions, please contact Frank Drummond at 303-810-4538 or email or Susan Underwood at

Photo by Jim Ward

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Back in 1999 a professional golfer named Payne Stewart, along with five companions boarded a twin-engine, $2.4 million Learjet which left the runway at 9:19 A.M. There were two pilots, and all seemed fine when they checked in with the air traffic controllers a few minutes later. But for unknown reasons, the pilots apparently lost consciousness shortly before they were to turn west toward Dallas, and when they couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be raised by air traffic controllers, two Air Force jets went to investigate. No one was at the controls. There was no movement in the cockpit, and the windows were fogged, suggesting depressurization of the cabin, having become chilled by stratospheric air some 45,000 feet above the earth. One of the Air Force pilots commented: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a very helpless feeling to pull alongside another aircraft and realize that the people inside that aircraft are obviously unconscious or in some other way incapacitated and thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing I can do to help from my position, even though I am only about one hundred feet away.â&#x20AC;? Eventually, when one of its two engines finally ran out of fuel, the plane roller-coastered through the clouds, heading for its inevitable, final destruction. One air safety investigator said that airplane depressurization can be â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;very insidiousâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. He explained that it can deprive the crew of its ability to know what is happening. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It could be one of those things where youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re feeling good, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re feeling happy, and you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a clue whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going on.â&#x20AC;? Picture humanity on a runaway airplane, on a collision course, with only limited time remaining. Picture people so caught up in their pleasures and pressures and pursuits that they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t realize the urgency of their plight. We hear a lot about Climate Change. â&#x20AC;&#x153;No problem!â&#x20AC;?, say some, and then notice the decline of glaciers and the other indications from our natural environment. â&#x20AC;&#x153;No problem!â&#x20AC;?, we hear some say, when talking about the economy and then look at the increasing natural debt. â&#x20AC;&#x153;No Problem!â&#x20AC;?, society says, when they talk about the moral values of our nation and then decry the increasing crime rate, high and climbing addiction rates, the many incidents of manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inhumanity to man, and the list goes on as our society â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;roller-coasters to its inevitable, final destruction.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; We see it often in the lives of our young peopleâ&#x20AC;Śusually after-the-fact. Perhaps you watched the documentary recently about Timothy McVeigh, the Oklahoma City bomber that took well over a hundred adult and children lives when he parked his fertilizer truck in front of the office building in downtown Oklahoma City. The documentary showed how totally oblivious most everyone was of his plans and preparationsâ&#x20AC;Śuntil the explosion occurred. Think back further to the attack on Pearl Harbor. I heard a Honolulu tour guide point out where the attack came from and the reason why our military were not alarmed and fortifications ready to defend our base and people when the attack came. Remember the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;asleep at the wheelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; attitude our nation seemed to have the day the planes hit the Twin Towers on 9/11. The reminders go on. Our message to each of us is to be alert to our own lives, to those of the young people who grow up in our homes and the society they are growing up in. Jesus had some good advice for us: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Let him that thinks he stands take heed lest he fall.â&#x20AC;? Good advice for a nation, for a family, for an individual. May God help us to do so. Bob Lewis

St. Bartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Prepares for Holiday Bazaar â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Order Your Pasties Now!

   September 30 - October 4 Monday, Sept 30 Breakfast Burrito w/ green chili on the side Tuesday, Oct 1 Fried Chicken (3 pc) w/ mashed potatoes, gravy & vegetables Wednesday, Oct 2 Philly Chicken Sandwich (topped w/ mozzarella cheese) & pasta salad Thursday, Oct 3 Chicken Parmesan w/ Spaghetti, garlic bread & side salad Friday, Oct 4 Tuna Salad Sliders (3) w/ homemade chips & clam chowder soup

October 7 - October 11 Monday, Oct 7 Crispy Chicken BLT Sandwich w/ tomato salad Tuesday, Oct 8 Beef, Bean & Cheese Burrito w/ refried beans, tortilla chips & green chili on the side Wednesday, Oct 9 Monte Cristo Sandwich w/ pasta salad Thursday, Oct 10 Avocado, Cheddar, Bacon Burger w/ homemade chips Friday, Oct 11 Salmon w/ rice pilaf & clam chowder soup All noon meals are $5 for current EP Senior Citizens Center members and are by reservation only. $ $#"! % "%$%#$%% %%#"%$# "%!$% $ %#%%##$ %%!"$ %!%#"%"!%$ $$%#%$#%!%!#% $"%"%!%$$%"!%#%$!$% %%!%#

$"%" %%For reservations call 970-581-2195 (Monday â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Friday 9:00 am - 1:30 pm). $ #%$#%"$" %#%$$ %! %#$%###$%#"%"$%Estes Park Senior Citizens Center #"%!%NEW location 1760 Olympian Lane. Eat at the Senior Citizens Center or take Meals to Go! Regular hours of operation 9:00 am -- 1:30 pm Monday thru Friday. Join or renew membership for 2019! Check out our website: TriFit, Balance, Mah Jongg, Tai Chi, crafts, games, and other activities. NEW dedicated location and space !

It is a long journey from Cornwall, England to Estes Park but the pasties (pass-tees) are here! A pastie is a round piece of dough filled with savory meat and vegetables. It is folded in half to make a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dâ&#x20AC;? shape with a crimped edge. Traditionally eaten by tin-miners in Cornwall, it is an easy hand-held sandwich. The women at St. Bartholomewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Episcopal Church are currently busy in the kitchen making pasties that are so delicious that you will want to savor every morsel. Order your pasties by calling the church office at 970-586-4504. Regular pasties and gluten-free pasties are now available and can be picked up at St.

Bartholomewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (880 MacGregor Avenue) on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Pasties are sold in a package of six for $20.00 or six gluten-free for $22.00. Half-pint chutney jars are also available for $7 a jar. If you would like regular pasties with chutney, the price is $26 and gluten-free pasties with chutney are $28. Please pay by cash or check. If you pay by check, please write your check out to St. Bartholomewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Episcopal Church and write Pasties in the memo. Order your pasties now because St. Bartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sold-out last year! Also, mark your calendars for Saturday, November 23rd, for the annual Holiday Bazaar. More information to follow.

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Please Help Keep Our Bears Wild & Alive! Welcome to Estes Park! While here, please keep in mind that you’re vacationing in black bear country and that brings with it some responsibilities. Rule one is simple: keep your food, your pet’s food and everyone’s garbage out of bears’ paws. Do not feed bears, accidentally or intentionally. Rule two is just as simple: there is no excuse for breaking rule one. It is illegal and it will make trouble for not only you, but for bears who will pay the price for your irresponsibility, sometimes with their lives. Problems can be completely avoided if you imagine that every moment you are in Estes, there is a bear hiding behind a tree somewhere. You can’t see him, but he can see you. And he's waiting for you to do something for him to score a meal. Bears have great noses for sniffing out food and trash. Don't leave food outside. That includes picnics, barbecue grills, pet food bowls or even dirty dishes. Don't leave food in a car or even a house if a bear can smell it and find a way in. Garbage belongs in bear-proof trash bins. Never leave it out overnight in regular trash cans or lying around outside to be cleaned up tomorrow. If a bear proof trash bin is full, find another, don't leave anything outside of the bin. Like the famous Yogi bear, Estes Parks bruins also are "smarter than the av-erage bear" To get a picnic basket or any other smelly, tasty treat, however small, they will climb through windows and break into homes. They will break into cars. They can make a big mess doing it. Bears can not only smell where food is, they have strength and perseverance to remove barriers between them and food.

EP News Kris Hazelton

People need to be very vigilant. Always close and lock the windows and doors in your cars and home! If a bear gets labeled "a problem bear," it will be trapped and killed by wildlife officials. We humans cause this and then bears pay the price. If everyone coming in to Estes Park realized all the problems and drama we've gone through trying to keep our bears wild, we are sure they'd want to do the same and keep our bears safe! Do the right thing, please help keep our bears wild and alive! We thank you and the bears thank you too!

Photo by Ann Schonlau

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Estes Park Mountain Bike Team is off to an amazing 2019 season

Junior Peyton Wilkerson celebrating his Varsity Boys 1st Place Finish at the Frisco Bay Invitational.

Sophomore Ben Ferree celebrating his Sophomore Boys 3rd Place Finish at the Frisco Bay Invitational.

Freshman Isabella Putnam enjoying the switchbacks at the Frisco Bay Invitational.

The Estes Park Mountain Bike Team is off to an amazing 2019 season! The EP MTB Team is part of an exciting, co-ed high school club

sport that is open to 7th- 12th grade students, with 9th - 12th grade students able to compete in the Colorado High School Cycling League with over 1,500 racers from across the state. The team is open to new riders the entire season and will help students of all abilities learn the skills they need for either adventure riding or performance racing. Every other weekend the EP MTB Team travels across Colorado to where they race on amazing cross country, mountain bike courses. Racing in the North Conference, each of their individual race categories offers an exciting challenge of Freshman Boys (177 racers) and Freshman Girls (56

the season by getting an amazing 4th Place Finish in Granby! This follows Ben's 3rd Place Finish at the Frisco Bay Invitational and 3rd Place Finish at the Showdown in the Boat. Rounding out the team’s top finishers are Sophomore Girls Sydney Lewelling, Freshman Girls Isabella Putnam, and JV Boys Racers Senior Sam Davenport and Junior Nathan Santagati. Sydney had a 17th Place Finish at the Granby Ranch Round Up and 9th Place Finish at the Frisco Bay Invitational. Isabella had a 17th Place Finish at Granby Ranch Round Up and a 33rd Place Finish at the Frisco Bay Invitational. Nathan Santagati started the season in the back of the huge pack of almost 200 JV Boys and has been working hard to move up his standings. He took home a 66th Place Finish at Granby Ranch Round Up, 25th Place Finish at Showdown in the Boat, and a 43rd Place Finish at Frisco Bay Invitational. Sam Davenport took home a 60th Place Finish at the Granby Ranch Round Up, a 48th Place Finish at Showdown in the Boat, and a 35th Place Finish at the Frisco Bay Invitational. The remainder of the team has been racing their hearts out and making their own personal goals throughout the season: Varsity Boys Senior Max Cramer, JV Boys Seniors Ashton Long & Zac Scanlan, JV Boys Junior Collin Beall, Freshman Boys Ben Davenport, Sam Honda, Miguel Hernandez, and FreshThe two-loop aspect gives man Girls Miriam coaches and spectators Cramer. With the fimany occasions to nal regular season cheer on their runrace coming up in ner/team. two weeks, the North The first race Conference Champistarts at 10:30 a.m. onship Race in Eagle (girls) followed by on October 4th-5th, 11:15 a.m. (boys). the entire team is After the high working hard to soschool awards, the lidify their qualifying middle school places at the Colteams will tackle the same orado High School course doing one loop. The Estes Park Cycling League’s State Cross Country team invites the Estes Championship Race Park community to come support this in Durango on Octorace and our local teams. ber 19th-20th. Go Bobcats! Great job, EP MTB!

racers) racing for 12 miles, Sophomore Boys (140 racers), Sophomore Girls (47 racers), and JV Girls (53 racers) racing for 12 miles, JV Boys (196 racers) and Varsity Girls (23 racers) racing for 18 miles, and Varsity Boys (46 racers) racing for 24 miles and each the student athletes races last between 1-2 hours. With 14 racers this year, the EP MTB Team is now a Division 2 Team for having 12 - 29 racers. One of the two smallest Division 2 teams, the top 10 points scorers are counted toward the team standing so all of the student athletes are working hard to earn team points. The EP MTB Team placed 7th at the Granby Ranch Round Up, 8th at the Showdown in the Boat, and 7th at the Frisco Bay Invitational. Competing against such larger teams, the EP MTB Team is incredibly proud of these team standings. The team’s top finisher so far this season is Varsity Boys Racer & EPHS Junior Peyton Wilkerson who took home his 3rd medal of the season by getting an amazing 1st Place Finish at the Granby Ranch Round Up! This follows Peyton's 1st Place Finish at the Frisco Bay Invitational and 4th Place Finish at the Showdown in the Boat. Second top point scorer is Sophomore Boys Racer Ben Ferree who took home his 3rd medal of

EPHS & EPMS Cross Country Longs Peak Invite This Weekend In Estes Park

Senior Sam Davenport enjoying the switchbacks at the Granby Ranch Round Up.

This Saturday, September 28th, on the lush greens of the Lake Estes 9Hole golf course, is the 3rd Annual Longs Peak XC Invitational. Run at an average elevation of just above 7,500 ft., the Longs Peak XC course offers a fair challenge to all runners with magnificent views of the Rocky Mountains in every direction. It’s flat, soft terrain also provides runners an opportunity to open up strides and breath in the clear mountain air.

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Student Awards At Estes Park Middle School At the EPMS ROARS assembly, we celebrate students on the Bobcat Honor Roll and Principal Honor Roll, as well as ROARS and BUGS Award recipients. A Bobcat Honor Roll student has a GPA of 3.3-3.9. The Principal's Honor Roll are students with a 4.0 GPA. The BUGS Awards recognize students that had a grade go up in at least one class and didn't have any other grades go down for that quarter. This award is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club. ROARS Awards go to students who are nominated by their teachers for being Respectful, On time, Attentive, Responsible and Safe. Congratulations! Here is a list/photos of all the students who were awarded: 6th Grade ROARS Jacob Palacios, Natalie Hernandez Rodriguez, Ivan Acedo Crus, Vanessa Gonzalez Rojas and Maylie Gay. 7th Grade ROARS

Angel Vensor Quiroz, Luke Walker, Lauren Allen, Landen Atha and Martin Randall. 7th Grade BUGS Ivana Acedo Cruz, Mady Artz, Mavis Brink, Zaqia Brown, Patricia Burkey, Nathan Cross, Ella Gosnell, HannahMae Hatfield, Dalila Jacobs, Clare O'Brien, Mirabella Osmanova, Martin Randall, Alison Raymond, Jadyn Roach, Dominie Rojas Hernandez, Emma Ruiz, Jack Stegman and Joseph Vancil. 7th Grade Bobcat Honor Roll Ivana Acedo Cruz, Ali Allbright, Mady Artz, Zaqia Brown, Patricia Burkey, Farrah Collins, Cristopher Estanol, Jerilyn Fischer, Conner Florence, Ella Gosnell, Hannah-Mae Hatfield, Jeffrey Henton, Javier Hernandez, Ryan Knudson, Copper Maese, Blake Marcantonio, Olivia Marks, Blake Nicholson, Clare O'Brien, Mirabella Osmanova, Martin Randall, Dominie Rojas Hernandez, Emma Rountree, Jessie Ruiz, Elisha Scarborough, Ryan Schwartz, Jack Stegeman

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7th grade Principal's Honor Roll

8th grade Bobcat Honor Roll

8th grade Principal's Honor Roll

and Joseph Vancil. 7th Grade Principal's Honor Roll Lauren Allen, Courtney Barron, Owen Brandewie, Prashna Budhathoki, Bella Capo, Madison Fraley, Mackenzie Francis, Nora Harrison, Dalila Jacobs, Brileigh Leivestad, Kathryn Lyon, Justin Marquart, Dawn Nguyen, Fiona Owens, Alison Raymond, Jadyn Roach, Joshua Schultz, Lil-Ann Smith, Karla Vera Rojas and Luke Walker. 8th Grade ROARS Mateo Eggen Huerta, Marshall Erickson, Oliver Tapia Villegas, Chloe Coop, and Sophie Kamprath. 8th Grade BUGS Esmerelda Arellano Perez, Matthew Asche, Sasha Bastian, Kimberly BernalSolis, Wolf Bezark, Amelia Bryant, Drew Collinet, Chloe Coop, Mateo Eggen Huerta, Marshall Erickson, Elliot Flavin, Kobian Gerig, Merin Hamel, Joseph Kelly, Naomi McDonald, Gilberto Mandoza, Alejandro Regalado Flores, Odin Rhode, Alexis Richardson, Breanna Robinson, Marcelo Ruiz Morales,

Kaiden Smith and Jesse Trevino. 8th Grade Bobcat Honor Roll Gabriela Acedo, Isaac Aldridge, Annalise Anderson, Olga Arellano Perez, Matthew Asche, Wolf Bezark, Jade Collinet, Mateo Eggen Huerta, Elliott Flavin, Kobian Gerig, Jacob Graham, Nirmala Guvaju, Merin Hamel, Kyan Jellesma, Julia Luther, Naomi McDonald, Donavyn Meulner, Elizabeth Miles, Marcela Mitchell, Heidi Ramirez Carreon, Ryland Reetz, Alejandro Regalado Flores, Breanna Robinson, Kaiden Smith, Oliver Tapia Villegas, Henry Thomas and Austin Tice. 8th Grade Principal's Honor Roll Sasha Bastian, Elediy Bernal Solis, Amelia Bryant, Drew Collinet, Chloe Coop, Kenneth Cromer, Marshall Erickson, Sophie Kamprath, Kim Joanne, Grace Kinsey, Clavin Larson, Annie Lewelling, Kysa Marske, Rylee Nelson Koob, Cayden Peterson, Odin Rhode, Alexis Richardson, Heather Russell, Creed Shotts, Grace Thamert, Kaylie Wallace and Laurel Williamson.

6th grade ROARS Awards

7th grade BUGS Awards

7th grade ROARS Awards

8th grade BUGS Awards

8th grade ROARS Awards

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Community Invited To Youth Football Game Dedicated To David Hocker Congratulations to Angelita Olvera, the Estes Park High School Student of the Week for September 27, 2019. At EPHS, Angelita is in the Spanish Club and Astronomy Club and is looking forward to joining the Ecology Club. She is enrolled in two upper classes, AP Spanish and college English, and she is extremely proud of the fact that after only two years of living in the U.S. (moving here from Mexico) that she understands English very well! When Angelita is not at school or work, she likes to play basketball, listen to music, read books and study English. 11th Grade Angelita’s favorite quote is “Althem better.” ways have a positive mind in spite of things not going the way you want.” She After high school, Angelita plans to likes this quote because she said, “It is return to Mexico and attend college. always important to be positive, some She wants to be a psychologist and a things may not work out as you wish, nutritionalist. but you can learn from them and make

Angelita Yeraldi Soenz Olvera

The Estes Park Youth Football Team, the Junior Bobcats is a 5th/6th grade team (they have one 4th grader) and they will play their only home game of the season this Saturday, September 28 at Bobcat Stadium (the high school field) at 6 p.m. David Hocker was the head coach of this team and the current coaches had a challenge keeping the team together after his passing.

According to coach Jen Scott, “David really did everything for these kids. It has been a challenge to attempt to fill his shoes and save this program. But, we did it! It’s really a blessing. We will be dedicating this game in Dave's memory/honor and we’d love for the community to come out and show their support for David Hocker and our team! Please come cheer us on!”

Bank of Estes Park Student Legacy Award: In addition to being awarded the Student of the Week, each winner will be given the opportunity to nominate the school program of their choice for the chance to win $500. At the end of the school year, one such nomination will be randomly selected, and that school program will be awarded the $500 Bank of Estes Park Student Legacy Award, in that student's name.

Estes Park Women's Golf Association Results For September 24, 2019

Ruth Moser, Carolyn Bible, Bonnie Rumsey, Kay Nikolaus and Holly Deem.

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Tuesday, September 24, was the last EP- Deb Mauk with a net 71 WGA league day of the season. The 2nd Flight: morning began with breakfast at 1st Place, tie: Carolyn Bible and Jan AlSmokin’ Dave’s at the Hangar Restauderman with a net 69 rant, a business meeting and an awards 3rd Flight: ceremony. 1st Place: Hulda Bachman with a net 66 Twenty-eight members played the final 2nd Place: Stacey Harding with a net 69 game of the day, which was "Low Net;" 4th Flight: everyone played from the forward (yel1st Place: Charlene Hooyer with a net low) tees. The winners were: 58 st 1 Flight: 2nd Place: Linda Bowie with a net 65 1st Place, tie: Carla Spreng-Webb and We hope everyone has a great fall and winter season and we look forward to the beginning of golf again in May 2020. EPWGA would like to thank Mark Miller and Austin Logan for all of their support again this year! We appreciate their assistance in scheduling tee times, shotgun starts, as well as providing rule clarifications all season.

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Rocky Mountain Conservancy Celebrates 2019 Conservation Corps Season In 2019, the Rocky Mountain Conservancy – Conservation Corps joined in celebrating 25 Years of National Service alongside other AmeriCorps programs nationwide. Twenty-five years ago, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) was formed to administer AmeriCorps and other service programs across the country. The Conservation Corps is an AmeriCorps program providing members with job training and educational services, while supporting environmental stewardship outcomes through on-the-ground conservation work with the National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service. Throughout the 2019 season, the Rocky Mountain Conservancy-Conservation Corps crews exemplified the AmeriCorps mantra to “Get Things Done” through their conservation service work in public lands. The Conservation Corps supported five crews hosting a total of 34 AmeriCorps members. Each crew ranged from six to ten AmeriCorps members with one-two members serving as a crew leader. These crews served in Rocky Mountain National Park and the surrounding Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forests. Crews completed trail maintenance and restoration, vegetation management, campground improvements, and historic preservation. Within Rocky Mountain National Park, crews maintained more

than 50 miles of trail, helped construct a bog bridge through a marshy area above Jewel Lake, managed 39 acres for invasive species, fortified five campsites to prevent erosion, restored facilities at Moraine Park Campground, and helped preserve several historic structures. Beyond Rocky Mountain National Park’s boundaries, three crews helped to maintain 80 miles of trail, rebuild the Young Gulch Trail, construct a wilderness bridge along the Cascade Creek

Trail, build check steps below Isabelle Glacier, and much more! All of this work helps to improve trail corridors, stabilize trail surfaces, protect surrounding ecosystems, and ensure a safe and enjoyable visitor experience! Throughout their on-the-ground service, AmeriCorps members received onthe-ground job training from conservation professionals, developed leadership skills through mentorship opportunities,

gained an understanding of public land management by attending field classes, and improved their resumes through workshop sessions. Additionally, members received the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of their service term to support future educational expenses. To learn more about the Rocky Mountain Conservancy, please visit

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Suicide Prevention Training October 16 Please join Communities That Care as we host the Alliance for Suicide Prevention with a Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Training on Wednesday, October 16th from 2:00-3:30 p.m. at the Estes Valley Library. The QPR mission is to reduce suicidal behaviors and save lives by providing innovative, practical, and proven suicide prevention training. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying "Yes" to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor. For more information, please visit the QPR Institute Website. Please RSVP at We are using these RSVPs to anticipate room set up and the amount of food we need to order. A pizza lunch from Poppy's with vegetarian options will be provided. If you have additional dietary needs please feel free to bring a brown bag lunch. Communities That Care (CTC) is a

community process for preventing health and behavior problems among youth, including the use of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. CTC works to identify the communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s risks in order to effectively prevent problems before they occur, and build upon our local strengths that support youth engagement, community bonding, and positive health outcomes. Committed community partners are working on three main goals: Ensuring Estes Valley community members are knowledgeable about risks for substance use and promote healthy choices and resiliency among youth. Creating and ensuring opportunities are available and accessible for families in Estes Valley to achieve sustainable economic success. Partnering with community organizations to host widespread education and disseminate information regarding risks of substance use with the goal of community-enforced policies to protect youth and decrease access to substances. To get involved or learn more email Katherine at

Q PR TRAININ G ( QU ESTION, PER SUADE, AN D RE F ER) SUI CIDE PR EVENTION TRAI NI N G We dn e s d a y , O c to b e r 16 2 :0 0 - 3 :3 0 p m Estes V a l l e y L i br a r y - Ho n diu s Room 335 Eas t E l k h o r n A v e n u e i n E s t es Park The QPR mission is to reduce suicidal behaviors and save lives by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training. People trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help.

Free and open to the public. Please register:

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Edward Jones Investments And Friends Clean Up Lake Estes Shoreline

Recently the Edward Jones Investments office of Derek Vinge, sponsored a clean-up day in town. The group (along with a couple of furry friends) gathered at Stanley Park to clean up the Lake Estes shoreline. Special thanks to Nolan Oberg of the Rec. District for arranging for gloves &

trash bags for the group; as well as the Rec district team coming and picking up the bags that same afternoon. The group effort did yield plenty of garbage as seen in the photo; however the overall sentiment from everyone was that they were pleased with how little there was overall.

Leaving Your Job? What Happens To Your 401(k)? If you’re in the early stages of your working life – or even in the not-so-early ones – the chances are pretty good that you will change jobs at some point. When that happens, you’ll probably leave a few things behind – but will one of them be your 401(k)? Of course, you wouldn’t really forget about your 401(k). (It does happen, however – over the period from 2004 through 2013, more than 25 million people left at least one 401(k) or similar plan behind when they left their job, according to the U. S. Government Accountability Office.) But you will have to do something with your account. Essentially, you have four choices: • You can cash out your 401(k). It’s your money, but if you take it out before you reach 59 ½, you will owe federal income taxes, plus any applicable state and local taxes. Also, you will likely be charged a 10% penalty for early withdrawal. Perhaps even more important, if you liquidate your 401(k) when you change jobs, you’ll be reducing the amount you’ll have left for retirement. • You can leave your 401(k) with your old employer. If your former employer permits it, you can leave your 401(k) intact, even after you move to a different job. This might be appealing to you if you like the investment choices in your account, but you won’t be able to make any new contributions. Plus, you won’t face any immediate tax consequences. • You can move the money to your new employer’s 401(k). You can consolidate your old 401(k) with one offered by your new employer, if allowed. You won’t take a tax hit, and you might like your new

plan’s investment options. And you may find it easier to manage your funds if they’re all held in one place. • You can roll your 401(k) into an IRA. You don’t need the permission from any employer – old or new – to move your old 401(k) to an IRA. Your money will continue to grow on a tax-deferred basis, and an IRA offers you a virtually unlimited array of investment options – stocks, bonds, mutual funds and so on. You can make either a direct or indirect rollover. With a direct rollover, the administrator of your old 401(k) sends your money directly to the financial provider that holds your rollover IRA. No tax is withheld because you never actually take possession of the money. With an indirect rollover, you’re technically withdrawing the money and moving it to the IRA provider yourself. (You’ve got 60 days to make this transfer.) You will face a withholding of 20% of your account’s assets, but you may be able to recover most of this amount when you file your tax return. Still, for the sake of ease of movement and avoidance of all tax issues, a direct rollover may be more advantageous. Which of these options is right for you? There’s no one “right” answer for everyone. You’ll have to consider several factors, and you’ll certainly want to consult your tax professional before making any decision. But in any case, do whatever you can to preserve – and hopefully grow – your 401(k) assets. You’ll need these resources to help fund the retirement lifestyle you want and deserve. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

Estes Valley Model Railroaders Meeting

The next Estes Valley Model Railroaders monthly meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the Hondius Room at the Estes Valley Library. Anyone interested in model trains, the history of trains, riding trains, etc. is always welcome to attend. This month’s program, by Chris Gabel, noted military and railroad historian, is

entitled “The Great Railroad War.” Chris will analyze the role that railroads played in the American war effort for World War I. The presentation will address domestic railroads, including the role of the United States Railroad Administration, as well as the military railroads in France. Special emphasis is given to the locomotives and rolling stock that moved the civilian and military wartime traffic. The October gathering will include a brief business meeting and then our presentation. If you are only interested in the program, please feel free to come at 7:30 after our club meeting and just in time for refreshments and socializing before the program.

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Community Corner Cafe Food For Everyone Comedian Nancy Norton In Estes Park The Fine Arts Guild of the Rockies is excited to present comedian, Nancy Norton to Estes Park! Nancy is the winner of the 2018 Boston Comedy Festival award, the first woman to ever achieve this honor. You may have seen Nancy on TV doing standup on Evening at the Improv, Nickmom Night Out, Amazon Prime Video, or in her one woman show, “The Yellow-ish Green Girl.” The comic jokes that she was born, “the fourth of three children,” and thrives on the attention of strangers. This shaped her family-friendly comedic style that she has been perfecting since 1991. A former nurse, Nancy helps people de-stress and stay healthy by remembering the joy and power of being of universal truths. Plus, it’s hilarious. in the present moment. And nothing Join Nancy for her family-friendly huhelps people do that better, than laughter mor on October 5th, 7:30 the and humor. Nancy has toured internaEstes Park High School Auditorium. tionally and is a veteran headliner for Tickets are available at Macdonald Book national comic clubs. She is known for Shop, online at, her high energy show, which connects to or at the door. audience members through the humor

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There's a young man who comes to Community Corner Cafe most Friday nights during the season. He has a steady job and a place to live. He says he looks forward to these evenings because the food is better than he can cook at home and he can sit and visit with others from our community he wouldn't otherwise come in contact with. The reason a middle-aged woman comes to Community Corner Cafe isn't because she can't afford a hot meal. She could probably pay for all the food they serve for a whole year. As a widow, she comes for the camaraderie, fellowship and feeling of community. The good food is just a bonus. An older gentleman is in failing health and has started getting Meals on Wheels. He enjoys visiting with the drivers who bring his meals during the week but, when he's feeling up to it, he likes to venture out to the Community Corner Cafe to be seated at a table with others, be served a hot, delicious meal and maybe take home his left-overs to eat during the weekend.

There are even young families who come for a chance to eat out without having to spend a fortune. Many of the older adults (grandparent types) love interacting with the children because, too often, their own grandchildren live far away. Community Corner Cafe is set to begin their 10th season at Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church at 2000 Ptarmigan Trail, just north of the Salud Clinic. Meal service begins on Friday, October 4 and runs through the month of April with hours from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The menu, which is posted during the season in the newspaper, usually consists of a single main entree, side salad, dessert and beverages. All of this is not served cafeteria style but delivered to your table by enthusiastic volunteers. Everything is free. No donations or offerings are solicited. The purpose of the Community Corner Cafe is to bring people together to share a meal, perhaps meet someone new and experience the wonderful, caring community that is Estes Park. We'd love to have you join us. Everyone is welcome!

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Growing Your Own Garlic By: Joan Sapp

chopped leaves or alfalfa hay 4-6 inches thick as mulch. A floating row cover or This article was first published September 29, 2017. Here it is again, just in time raised layer of six mil plastic increases the temperature around the bulbs all for fall planting of this easy-to-grow alwinter. lium. Green shoots pushing out of the mulch I am working in a garden and wafting signal spring. The bulbs may not have through the air is the smell of spaghetti grown much, yet are ready to take off sauce-GOOD spaghetti sauce. Or it with the lengthening daylight. Give the might only be garlic and onion in growing shoots even moisture, olive oil, the base for so many deabout 1 inch of water each licious dishes. week. Gardeners can grow their Somewhere around own garlic and now is a good mid-July the stalk will time to plant, so the bulbs start yellowing at the can set roots and get esbase. This is an aptablished beproximate infore the windicator of ter gets harvest really time and a cold. sign to withStart, as hold water. one Over-watermust for ing can result most in comproplants, by mised keepbuilding the soil. ing qualiDig in lots of comties. Carefully post or well-rotted dig a garlic manure and a ferbulb to see if tilizer that is high you can feel the in phosphorus bumps of the and potassium cloves through rather than nitrothe skins. Intact gen, the first number in skins are important if you the sequence on the bag. Let this sit will store your garlic. When the cloves through the first frost while you research are good size dig them out. Leave stalks the type you want to plant. and roots on as the bulbs dry for a couYou can choose from two general types ple of weeks in a well-ventilated, shaded of garlic: hardneck and softneck. The area. "neck" in the names refers to the stalk Use a similar method to grow other that grows upward from the garlic bulb. members of the allium family ― onions Hardnecks have a stalk that stems from and shallots ― just start in early spring the center of the bulb and turns rigid at rather than fall. Try intermediate or day maturity. Softnecks stalks are actually neutral onions, or bandit leeks. And made up of leaves rather than a central don’t forget food for the soul, with flowstalk. The leaves remain soft and flexible ering alliums. Do plant these in fall. Alat maturity. Hardneck types are generally liums tolerate drought, have no serious hardier and better for cool weather diseases or insect pests, and you won't growing. Spanish Rojo has a much faever have to worry about rodents or vored, true garlic flavor but being a deer, since they seem to have no apprehardneck does not keep as long as the ciation for the taste of onions — ornasoftneck type. mental or otherwise. Once you’ve made your choice, slightly Joan Sapp earned her degree in landcompact the soil so the bulb has good scape architecture from Colorado State support. Gently break a garlic bulb into University in 1998, specializing in plants individual cloves taking care not to damand native systems. She currently owns a age the clove. Tuck the clove into the company in Estes Park, CO, landscape soil--wide or root end down--and the tip where she and her husband live. Estes just under the soil surface. Place them 3Valley Community Garden thanks Joan 6 inches apart in rows about 1 foot away for sharing her gardening expertise with from each other. Water well. Top with her fellow high-elevation gardeners.

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The 2nd annual Estes Valley Plein Air comes to a close Friday September 27th. We thank all the artists who participated, congratulate those who won awards and sold their art work and especially thank those who visited the gallery

Also on display in the gallery will be the outstanding work of the other Art Center artist members, including other works in oil painting, watercolor, pastel, jewelry, ceramics, charcoal, graphite, glass, wood, sculpture, fiber, photogra-

to enjoy the offerings made by these artists. In addition, we express our appreciation to the Town, local businesses and individual contributors who helped to make this event possible and successful. We can now look forward to next year when the Art Center will once again sponsor the Estes Valley Plein Air event which will open on August 29, 2020. The Art Center will now transition into a new exhibit featuring local photographer Larry Purdy’s “Black, White, Color” exhibit. The opening reception for this show will be on October 4 from 5-8 p.m. as part of our participation in the First Friday Art Groove. Meet Larry Purdy and enjoy viewing his photography. Wine and refreshments will be served. Larry has donated a duraplaque print entitled, “Chipmunk Posing” for a door prize for the evening’s event. The public is invited to sign up for a chance to win this print. You do not have to be present to win.

phy, printmaking and mixed media. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Daily until November 1, when the gallery will be on winter hours during which time it is open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The gallery will be closed Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through mid-May. The Art Center of Estes Park is a nonprofit organization which provides a facility to support the work of local and regional artists, striving to promote exhibition, education, and excellence in the visual arts. Proceeds benefit the artist and contribute to the Art Center’s education and community outreach. The Art Center is located at 517 Big Thompson Avenue, in Middle Stanley Village, below Safeway and above Subway. For more information, please call the Art Center at 970-586-5882 or visit our website at

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Meeting Notices Early Worms AA Meetings

Artist Expresses Love Of Nature Through Fused And Stained Glass stained glass used as wall art, she attended workshops by two leaders in the field: Cathy Claycomb and Linda Steider. “I love the colors and texture of glass,” she said. “Art glass has such beautiful patterns and swirls of color and no two pieces are alike. I take advantage of this

Early Worms AA meets at 7 a.m. every morning except Sunday in the basement of Saint Bartholomew’s Church at 880 MacGregor Ave. For more info, please call 970-586-1090 or 970-443-3538.

Park Al-Anon Park Al-anon meets Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. at St Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 880 MacGregor Ave., Estes Park.

Women’s AA Group

Al-Anon Newcomers

Tuesdays at 6 p.m. St. Bart’s Church. 880 MacGregor Avenue. 11 step prayer and meditation meeting, every last Tuesday of the month.

Al-Anon Newcomers meets at Harmony from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Saturdays, 1600 Fish Hatchery Rd., Estes Park.

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AA Allenspark Monthly Meeting

Al-Anon Group in Estes Park meets from 7-8 p.m. every Friday at U.S. Bank. 363 E. Elkhorn Ave. Call (970) 481-3367 for more info.

Fall River Group of AA The Fall River Group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets daily at noon. Also Sunday- 7:00 p.m.-open Monday-5:30 p.m.-Women’s Study & 7:00 p.m.-open Wednesday 7 p.m.-open Friday 7 p.m.-open Meeting location is 453 W. Elkhorn Ave. We welcome friends and visitors to

Sally Van Der Kamp is one of the lucky ones. “I’ve been spending time at my grandparents’ cabin in Wild Basin near Allenspark all of my life,” she said. “I love the beauty and semi-remoteness of the area and its serves as inspiration for my art.”

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The 4th Thursday of every month is the AA Potluck Anniversary Meeting 5:30 p.m. Allenspark Fire Dept. Community Room Downstairs.

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Van Der Kamp is an accomplished artist, working in fused and stained glass for more than 40 years. “It started as a hobby and for the past 15 years I have been able to devote more time to it,” she said. She even added a kiln to her workshop so she can produce fused glass embellishments for her original stained glass designs. She creates wall art, original décor for the home and jewelry. Van Der Kamp is one of 19 artists that call The Old Gallery in Allenspark “home.” Her work has been featured there since 2015. “We bought our own cabin in Allenspark in 2011 and consider ourselves ‘half-timers,’ as we spend a few weeks here every month year round. Our cabin became more of a home when we became involved in the community through volunteering at the Community Cupboard Food Bank at The Old Gallery,” she said. “There, we could express our desire to help the residents in need and we have made lasting friendships with the other volunteers.” Van Der Kamp has a Bachelor of Arts degree in applied art and graphic design. To improve her understanding and explore the possibilities of fused glass and

uniqueness by using pieces and parts of the glass that express scenes and colors from nature and patterns of weather. Nature, mostly the Rocky Mountains, is my inspiration.” She added, “My nature-inspired art is showcased beautifully in the warm environment of The Old Gallery.” Her work has also been featured at the Lonetree Art Expo and The Depot Art Gallery in Littleton. She will be at The Old Gallery on Sunday, Sept. 29 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. “I love to volunteer there and talk to visitors about the area and my art.” The Old Gallery is a nonprofit center for community, the arts and visitors. It’s housed in a 1940s log structure that received a $1.2 million renovation in 2015.

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Library Friends & Foundation Program Recounts Air Crash Survival Story The Estes Valley Library Friends & Foundation will honor donors and supporters at its Annual Membership Meeting and Reception on Friday, October 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. Library Friends & Foundation members provide a margin of excellence that enables the library to be a community-builder, literacy center, and champion of hometown youth. The after-hours gathering will begin with a wineand-cheese reception to thank supporters. Attendees will then gather for a brief business and nominating meeting. Special guest Gary Coleman will lead the featured program, recounting his firsthand experiences as one of the survivors of an air crash incident. Coleman’s story is told in the book, “Miracle on Buffalo Pass: Rocky Mountain Airways Flight 217” by Harrison Jones. Coleman is a longtime Estes Park resident and owner of Estes Park Ride-AKart. He was first officer on Flight 217 when it crashed on December 4, 1978. He narrowly survived the accident. The idea to revisit this story came a few years ago from Coleman’s daughter, Kelly. “When Kelly contacted me and began telling the story,” says author Harrison

Jones, “I was intrigued and knew there were many questions that needed to be answered. Kelly introduced me to her father, and Gary and I connected on so many levels right away.” They all visited the crash site near Steamboat Springs in October of 2016, leading to many more months of collaboration for the book’s completion. The author interviewed many passengers, medical personnel, Rocky Mountain Airways employees and others who had insights into the crash. “I have interviewed more than thirty individuals who have graciously told their story for publication,” says Jones. The October 4 event is a special reception open to the membership of the Library Friends & Foundation, and advance RSVP is required. Anyone who is a currently a member may RSVP to Sarah Walsh at Anyone who is not currently a member is invited to join by clicking the “Give” link at, or by purchasing a membership at Cliffhanger Used Books, located next to the post office. New members should then RSVP to Sarah at the above email address.

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

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

Celebrating Our Community; Celebrating Library Love By: Diane Shriver, President, Estes Valley Library Friends & Foundation

It’s time to say “thank you” to all who keep our great local library going strong throughout the year. Your membership in the Estes Valley Library Friends & Foundation elevates our quality of life by elevating our library from good to great. We’re celebrating library lovers with a wine-and-cheese reception at the annual Membership Meeting on Friday, October 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the library. You’ll meet the Friends & Foundation board members in a festive setting—and we’ll share results from the membership questionnaire. Our guest speaker is Gary Coleman, a longtime local resident with an amazing firsthand story of survival, recounted in the book “Miracle on Buffalo Pass: Rocky Mountain Airways Flight 217.” To attend, current Friends & Foundation members must RSVP in advance. New members are very welcome too— and must purchase their memberships before October 4 and RSVP to Have you visited our nonprofit store lately? Cliffhanger Used Books, located next to the Post Office, is a convenient place to buy or renew your Friends membership. In 2019, your generosity is making it possible for the library to advance its key Strategic Goals. Donor support finds expression in many popular everyday services. Your support makes possible the Focus on Early Literacy for the youngest members of our community. We’re able to fund storytime kits for checkout, early literacy music workshops, afterschool

programs and the award-winning Summer Reading Program. Your support enables Lifelong Learning. One example: the Library’s Makerspace and its equipment and programs. What is your favorite Makerspace offering? Have you used the new Laser Cutter or Silhouette Cameo Cutter? There are fall programs to connect you with these creative tools made possible by our donors. Your support enables a Greater Sense of Community by funding the library’s key book discussions and literacy programs. Among those is One Book One Valley, the annual all-community reading event. The next One Book One Valley takes place this January, funded by the Friends & Foundation. You can be there for the unveiling of the book at Cliffhanger Used Books on Friday, November 8 at 5:30 p.m. There’s still time to read all four finalists before the big reveal. Will your book be the one chosen? Suspense is such fun! Your support allows the library to deliver materials on a personalized basis. That means matching collections to your needs and interests. Case in point: the Friends & Foundation are underwriting the new Lucky Day Collection. Lucky Day books are bestsellers and hot titles you can find on any given day: no wait, with a one-week checkout. I have now personally discovered and enjoyed three Lucky Day titles. So much to do. Next: join us at the annual meeting on October 4, as we raise a toast to literacy, civic spirit, and the pursuit of some of our community’s finest goals.

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What’s Happening At The Estes Valley Library CONFLICT RESOLUTION MONTH Creating Spacious Dialogue Monday, September 30, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Estes Park Museum Through awareness, reflection, and practice, learn how to nurture ethical listening that is expressive and inclusive. Led by Dr. Elizabeth Parks, author of “The Ethics of Listening: Creating Space for Sustainable Dialogue”. Movie Screening: “Risking Light”

Monday, October 7, 7 - 8:30 p.m., Town Hall What would you do if faced with the opportunity to confront the person who had destroyed your life? That question is addressed in three stories with a surprising shared destination. Film is unrated. Register at

MAKERSPACE Repair Clinic: Clothing Repair and Alteration Friday, September 27, 10 - 11 a.m. Ready to hem your own jeans and replace your own buttons? This workshop discusses hand and machine-sewing techniques to breathe new life into old garments, while using the Makerspace’s new sewing machines. Register at Craft Jam: Laser Cut Wooden Bowls Wednesday, October 9, 6 - 7:30 p.m. Learn how to cut precise shapes out of wood on the Makerspace’s new laser cutter. Then assemble it into a beautiful wooden bowl perfect for holiday giftgiving. Register at CITIZENSHIP Citizenship Exam Preparation Wednesday, October 2, 5 to 6:30 pm, Wasson Room Weekly classes continue for those seeking to complete the necessary forms and pass the U. S. Citizenship Exam. Participants are invited to this supportive class, whether or not they are currently ready to apply. Class materials are provided. No advance registration is necessary. Larimer County 101 Thursday, October 17, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Hondius Room Learn how to effectively engage with Larimer County government by under-

Finding Common Ground Through Spacious Dialogue

October is Conflict Resolution Month, and the Estes Valley Library is collaborating with the Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership for a series of programs that ask, “Is it still possible to find common ground? And if so, how?” The first program in the series welcomes Dr. Elizabeth Parks for a presentation titled “Creating Spacious Dialogue” on Monday, September 30 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. When understanding breaks down

and relationships begin to deteriorate, listening can be the solution to improving communication. Dr. Parks, author of “The Ethics of Listening: Creating Space for Sustainable Dialogue,” will discuss how our engagement with the listening process is informed by—and responsive to—culture. She will share strategies on how to move beyond listening that only benefits the self toward ethical listening that is both expressive and inclusive. Dr. Elizabeth Parks is Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Colorado State University. In a review of “The Ethics of Listening,” communications consultant Laura Janusik wrote: “Just when you think you know what listening is, Parks comes along and provides a fresh perspective. Her work in identifying 10 listening values that transcend cross-cultural discourse is both contemporary and relevant.” Monday’s program will be held in the meeting room at the Estes Park Museum. To register, visit A full roster of this season’s Conflict Resolution Month programs can be found in the Library’s Fall Programs & Services Guide, available at the library and at locations around town.

standing its structure, funding, and departments. Led by County Public Affairs Manager Michelle Bird. Register at TECH iPhone and iPad Basics Monday, September 30, 10:30 a.m. noon, Makerspace Bring your iPad and/or iPhone and we’ll cover the basics: connecting to the Library’s WiFi, searching the Internet, taking pictures and videos, using the App store, sending messages, and adjusting settings to personalize your device. Register at WORKSHOPS Djembe Drumming for Beginners

Tuesday, October 1, 6 - 7:45 pm, Hondius Room Stimulate your brain and heart for )health and wellness. Led by Nancy Bell of Life Rhythms Music Therapy. Djembe drums provided, or bring your own. Register at Avalanche Awareness Tuesday, October 8, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Hondius Room Learn how to stay safe and avoid avalanches by understanding their behavior and how to approach avalanche terrain as a traveler. Led by AIARE-certified educators from Kent Mountain Adventure Center. Register at Mountain Lions Tuesday, October 15, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Hondius Room Explore mountain lion ecology, human-lion interactions, and community stewardship with experts who have studied these wild felines. Learn to read the “signs” these creatures leave. Register at BOOKS & AUTHORS Get Ready for Novel Writing Month Thursday, October 10, 7 - 9 p.m.,

Hondius Room Fort Collins author Kristin Owens leads a workshop on how to prepare for the challenge of National Novel Writing Month in November, which is a fun seatof-your-pants approach to creative writing. Register at STORYTIMES Fire Station Storytime Thursday & Friday, October 10 & 11, 10:30 a.m., Dannels Fire Station Join the Children’s Librarians and the Fire Chief for stories and songs about fire-fighting and fire prevention. Kids can tour the station and hop aboard a fire truck. No registration required. KIDS Kids’ Book Club: “Heartwood Hotel” Saturday, September 28, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Hondius Room KIds in grades 1 through 6 will read and discuss the illustrated chapter book “Heartwood Hotel” by Kallie George. Participants may pick up a complimentary copy of the book to read beforehand, then attend on September 28 and create their own cardboard tree hotel. Register at Game Night for Tweens & Teens Tuesday, October 1, 4 - 5:30 p.m., Makerspace Tweens and teens are encouraged to visit the Makerspace for group gaming, with ten PC laptops featuring a selection of installed games for use on a firstcome, first-serve basis. Board and card gaming options available too, with snacks served. Homework Helper for Tweens & Teens

Thursday, October 3, 4 - 5:30 p.m., Wasson Room Teens and tweens are welcome for weekly assistance with homework assignments, research, and with using library resources. Snacks provided. No registration required.

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Things To Do With Estes Valley Recreation And Park District All programs are at the Estes Valley Community Center unless otherwise noted. This list is just a small portion of the wide variety of EVRPD programming! Visit for additional information as well as complete class, program, event and activity listings. To register, call 970-586-8191 or visit DANCE Sweatin’ to the 80s: Jan Tenzer’s NEW 80s aerobic dance class inspired by Richard Simmons Tuesdays and Fridays from 1-2 p.m., Lower Fitness. $5 Drop-in. Intro to Line Dancing and Line Dance Party with Jan Tenzer Weekly on Sundays; 1-1:50 p.m. (Intro to Line Dancing), 2-2:50 p.m. (Line Dance Party) $5 drop-in or $8 for Intro to Line Dancing and Line Dance Party taken together. TRAVEL Mamma Mia! At the Boulder Dinner Theater Sunday, October 13; Van leaves EVCC at 10:30 a.m. and returns approximately 5:30 p.m. $65 per person fee includes round-trip transportation, dinner, show, tax and gratuity. Hurry…spaces are filling fast – call 970-586-8191 to sign up today! Open to ages 18+. Day Trip to Blackhawk and Central City Monday, October 21; Van leaves EVCC at 9 a.m. and returns approximately 6 p.m. $25 per person includes round-trip transportation. Lunch is on your own. Open to ages 21+. HEALTH AND WELLNESS Silver and Strong; An Introduction to Olympic Weightlifting with John McKinnis Oct. 7-Nov. 1-Mondays and Wednesdays: 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. and Fridays: 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. $120 per student for 4-week, 12-session program. First Thursday Meditation with Mary Jo Heyen

Photo by Jim Ward

Thursday, October 3; 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free, drop-in, no previous meditation experience necessary. First Friday Cultivating Well-Being Friday, October 4; 10-11:30 a.m. Free, drop-in. Tai Chi for Arthritis (all levels) with Mike Curtiss Fridays, Now thru October 25; 10:1511:15 a.m. $10; drop-in. LIFELONG LEARNING The Great Courses® Fine Art DVD Lecture Series; The World’s Greatest Churches This week: Great Churches of Russia and The Painted Churches of Romania Weekly on Mondays; Now through December 23, 10-11:30 a.m. (ages 18+) Free; drop-in. Discussion facilitated by Lois Sumey. The Great Courses® Science DVD Lecture Series; Experiencing Hubble This week: The Antennae Galaxies; A Cosmic Collision and Abell 2218; A Massive Gravitational Lens Weekly on Thursdays; Now through October 10, 10-11:30 a.m. (ages 18+) Free; drop-in. Discussion facilitated by Lois Sumey. The Great Courses® Lecture Series; Understanding the Universe An Introduction to Astronomy, 2nd Edition This week: Our Moon, Earth’s Nearest Neighbor and Mercury & Venus Weekly on Mondays; September 23 through November 18; 3-4:30 p.m. Free; drop-in. Discussion facilitated by Tom Keck, Estes Valley Astronomical Society The Supreme Court and the American Society Weekly on Tuesdays; 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. (ages 18+) Free; drop-in. RECREATION Adult Fall Basketball Monday evenings; 7, 8 or 9 p.m., October 14-December 16 (draft-style teams with captains) $50 per player includes team jersey. Registration required.

Adult Fall Basketball – REFEREES WANTED! Monday evenings; 6:30-10:30 p.m., October 14-December 16 You need basic knowledge of basketball rules and we will provide additional training! Apply online at; click on home tab and select employment opportunities. Adult Fall Volleyball Sunday evenings; 4, 5, 6 or 7 p.m., October 27-December 15 $200 per team or $25 per free agent. Registration required. Drop-in Ping Pong Thursdays, 4-9 p.m. (all ages) Lower level; included with daily admission or membership; drop-in. Ping Pong Tournament Saturday, October 26; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (all ages and skill levels welcome; 1st place prize awarded) $20 per player; register before October 22. Drop-in Outdoor Pickleball Every day, 8-11 a.m. (all ages) Stanley Park pickleball courts; free; drop-in. FALL YOUTH ACTIVITIES Creative Corner Wednesdays, starting September 18; (All school ages and grades welcome!) $5 per artist; drop-in. Gamer’s Corner Fridays, starting September 20; (All school ages and grades welcome!) $5 per gamer; drop-in. SOCIAL ACTIVITIES Oktoberfest Community Luncheon – catered by Jubilations Wednesday, October 2; 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Lunch served at noon, musical entertainment: 12:45-1:45 p.m. Menu: Bratwurst on a bun with mustard and sauerkraut, German potato salad, apple streusel cake, coffee, tea and apple cider. $12 per person; advance registration required. Enjoy Coffee, Baked Goods and Conversation! Tuesdays, 10-11 a.m.

Free; drop-in. Palette Pals Open Art Studio Mondays, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (ages 18+) Free and open to the public; drop-in. Bring your own materials and projects. Rocky Rollers Wii Bowling Mondays, 10-11 a.m. (ages 18+) Lower level; free; drop-in. Drop-in Mahjong Mondays, 12:30-4 p.m.; Fridays, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (ages 18+) Free and open to the public; drop-in. Family Playgroup Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m. (ages 0-5) Free and open to the public; drop-in. Community Bridge Thursdays, Lessons: 11:15 a.m.; Games: 12:30-4 p.m. (ages 18+) Call Lloyd Parker for info or to play; 970-581-3505. Free and open to the public; drop-in. Drop-in Cribbage Thursdays, 2-4 p.m. (ages 18+) Free and open to the public; drop-in. Drop-in Chess Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m. (all ages) Free and open to the public; drop-in. AQUATICS Join the EVRPD Aquatics Team– NOW HIRING LIFEGUARDS! Flexible schedule - Help us keep swimmers safe while they’re having fun! For more info, call 970-480-1308. MARINA Lake Estes Marina Store and Docks Store open daily, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more info, call 970-586-2011. GOLF AND DISC GOLF Estes Park 18-Hole Golf Course Course open daily from 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; September 16 thru October 31. For more info, call 970-586-8146. Lake Estes 9-Hole Golf Course Course will be closed September 16 through October 31 Disc Golf Course Closed until November 1. REGISTRATION To register for these programs or for more information about the district happenings, visit or call 970-5868191. You can also register in person by visiting the Estes Valley Recreation Center at 660 Community Drive.

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Learn About Recycling On Facebook By: Lisa Hutchins

Love it or hate it, you’ve got to admit that Facebook does have its uses. And right now the League of Women Voters of Estes Park’s Community Recycling Committee is making excellent use of Facebook through its new group, Estes Recycles. Got a recycling question? We’ll answer it! Have a great recycling idea? Tell us! Discovered something nifty about recycling? We want to know! Estes Recyles is here to educate the public about recycling and showcase recycling efforts by EP individuals, businesses and organizations. We’re searching for information about all recycling avenues within reasonable distance to the Estes Valley. We’re sharing recycling success stories, answering questions, encouraging the reuse and reduction of consumer goods, and supporting community services that promote the three Rs: reduce, reuse and recycle. If you have a FB account and “like” our group, you’ll get notifications of new Estes Recycles posts in your news feed. And if you want to post in our group—something we definitely encourage—you’ll need to become a member. To join, go into Facebook and enter “Estes Recycles” in the top bar search function. Once the Estes

Recycles name comes up in a box, click on the “join” button. You’ll receive a Facebook message from the administrator once you’ve been added to the group, usually within 24 hours. Our group page is the place to see recycling news, announcements, updates and upcoming events, such as Crossroads Ministry’s Donate a Coat campaign, going on through the end of the month. What you’ll find in our group is free, high-quality, up-to-date information about recycling in our community, as well as a way to share information with others. What’s more, our committee members have done the recycling research so you don’t have to (although we welcome your discoveries). All this with no screaming, no rants and no negativity. Estes Recycles already has over 150 members since its recent inception a few weeks ago, and we’re aiming for at least a thousand—or more. So “like” our page and be a part of the awesome Facebook page that’s showing how the EP community can become a friend to the Earth. Lisa Hutchins is a professional writer based in Estes Park. She’s an administrator for the Estes Recycles Facebook Group and edits the Estes Valley Watershed Coalition newsletter. Contact her at

Rose Bennett her six grandnieces: Margaret, Eleanor, Catherine, Anne, Sarah Rose House and Julia Langley and grandnephews: Julian Brown, Crosby and Walker Webster. Rose was preceded in death by her parents, August and Doris Stukenberg. Rose earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Iowa State University and her Master’s Degree from Southeast Missouri State University. Rose’s career included real estate in Virginia, and working as an elemenRose Stukenberg Bennett passed away tary Special Education teacher (Feron Tuesday, September 10, 2019, after nandina Beach, FL). losing her struggle with depression. Rose was a member of Estes Park Rose was born in Aplington, Iowa. Quota, a volunteer at the YMCA She graduated from Des Moines Camp of the Rockies (CO), Black (Iowa) Technical High School. Mountain YMCA Camp (NC), and Rose is survived by her sister, Beth YMCA Centers around the World. (Rick) House, her sister, June (Robin) Rose was passionate about her faith, Hand and her brother, Keith (Yvonne) helping others and spreading joy. Stukenberg. Rose is also survived by Rose will be remembered at a memoher nephews, Rob (Theresa) House, rial service this Friday, September 27 Christopher House and nieces, Jill at 4 p.m. at the Hyde Chapel at the (Travis) Stukenberg, Karli (Ryan) Web- YMCA of the Rockies. ster and Gina (Jonathan) Langley and

Lavona Slack The Celebration of Life for Lavona Slack will be Sunday, September 29, 2019 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at her home at 850 South St. Vrain Ave. in Estes Park. Refreshments will be served. See

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Jan Hagen Estes Park resident Jan Hagen died September 17, 2019 at her home in Estes Park, CO with her daughter by her side. She was 80 years old. Janice L. Hagen was born July 9, 1939 to Allyn and Margaret (Dunn) Hagen in Ottumwa, IA. She graduated from Theodore Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, IA, and attended Iowa State University. Jan then moved to Denver, CO and enjoyed many careers including one with Frontier Airlines that allowed her to travel the world to places like Kenya and the Philippines. She also owned and operated a catering business named Queen Bee’s Catering in Denver and worked at Wagner Equipment. She then moved to Estes Park and worked at Harmony Foundation for 20 years. She enjoyed volun-

teering at the police station, cooking, baking and cheering on her beloved Colorado Rockies. Jan was preceded in death by both parents, life partner Bryan Michener and brother Keith Hagen. She is survived by daughter Shannon Olmsted (Matthew Wilber) of Kelly, WY, Paul & Dianne Michener of Denver, CO, Richard & Leslie Michener of Parker, CO and Dana & Audra Michener of Estes Park; grandchildren Leah Wilber, Nisa Michener, Loren & Viki Michener, Michael Michener, Geoffrey & Ashley Michener, great grandchildren Bryan, Brynn and AJ, cousin Patricia & Art Blume of Estes Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Town of Estes Park (K9) program to support Diego, Estes Park Police Department’s newest recruit. Donations may be sent to Allnutt Funeral Service 1302 Graves Avenue Estes Park, CO 80517. Please visit to leave a message for the family.

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Donna Faye Kelso Donna Faye Kelso, 65, of Sheridan, passed away on Sunday, September 15, 2019, at the Westview Health Care Center. She was born September 23, 1953, in North Platte, Nebraska, to Donald and Arlene Kelso. She graduated from high school in Bridgeport Nebraska in 1971. She worked as a Budget Analyst for Rocky Mountain National Park for 22 years. She retired and moved to Sheridan, WY, in 2011 to be with her best friend of 32 years, Michael Patty. In Sheridan, she enjoyed working for

Easter Seals and RENEW in their accounting departments. She spent most of her time in her yard and garden and loved every minute of it. She is survived by her cat Willow, who has been adopted by her brother. She is also survived by her parents in Bridgeport, Nebraska, and her brother Lew in Utah, Lauren in Colorado, and Mike in Nevada. Donna requested no services. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Dog and Cat Shelter of Sheridan, or the local animal shelter of your choice.

Norma Irvine Norma’s life was defined first by faith, and then by family. At a young age Norma came to the point where she trusted Christ as her savior. Her relationship to Jesus Christ was the central pillar of her entire life. Because she loved her savior she gave her time and talents to various ministries like music, Sunday School, small group Bible studies, and regular participation in worship services. Following Bob’s death Norma’s health slowly declined, and her mobility declined as well. What did not decline was her love for Christ, his church, and her friends and family. Norma’s children wish to express their deep appreciation to Dr. Erika Norris for her excellent care for Norma, especially during these last Estes Park resident Norma Irvine passed away in her residence at Good months. They also wish to give great thanks to the excellent staff at Good Samaritan Village on Sept. 20, 2019. Samaritan Village of Estes Park who She was surrounded by the care of family, friends, and the Good Samari- cared for Norma right up to the moment she passed away. Good Sam’s tan staff. Norma was born on Oct. 27, 1928 in was a gift to the family. Hospice of Estes Park created a protocol to allow Toronto, Ontario and was raised in Norma to spend her final days in her London, Ontario. In 1950 Norma married Bob Irvine and as they settled own residence. What a gift this orin Michigan they welcomed their old- ganization is to our community. est son, Robert in 1951 and then their Lastly, the children want to thank the congregation of Mtn. View Bible Felonly daughter, Lorraine in 1952. The lowship for welcoming Bob and family moved to southern California Norma into their lives and for comin the early 50s and settled in San passion demonstrated to Norma after Diego, where Norma’s husband, Bob, began a career in aerospace engineer- Bob passed away. A service celebrating Norma’s faith ing. In 1961 Bob and Norma weland our hope as Christians will be comed their youngest, Hal, into the family. In 1976, Bob, Norma, and Hal held on Sunday, September 29, 2019, at 2:30 p.m. at Mtn. View Bible Felmoved to Riverside, CA where Bob lowship. Norma’s son, Dr. Hal Irvine, continued his aerospace career. In will officiate the service and his sib1983 Bob retired from the aerospace lings Rob, and Lorraine, will particiindustry and a new chapter in their pate as well. A reception will follow lives was about to begin. Norma was Bob’s partner for the next the service. Interment will take place at Ft. Logan National Cemetery. Meyears in smuggling Bibles and Chrismorial contributions can be made to tian literature into eastern bloc counMountain View Bible Fellowship in tries before the Berlin Wall came care of Allnutt Funeral Service 1302 down. Due to health reasons the Graves Ave. Estes Park, CO 80517. Irvines returned to southern CaliforPlease visit nia and became involved in prison ministry. In 2011 the Irvines moved to to leave a message for the Irvine family. Estes Park to be closer to family.

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