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Nose To Nose This wonderful photo was taken January 6 in RMNP. This beautiful coyote pair trotted down Bear Lake Road to the site of a mule deer kill where they had eaten the day before. They were not too interested in eating this day, but appeared to be making certain no one, besides magpies, came to the site. Photo by Lyn Ferguson

Winter Fest 2017 This Weekend! Climbing Wall, Beer & Wine, Chili Cook-Off, Kid;s Activities and more! See page 2, 14 & 15.

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Estes Park Winter Festival And Winter Trails Day This Weekend Don’t miss Winter Festival this Saturday & Sunday, January 14th & 15th, 2017, from 12-4 p.m. Tickets: $35 food and Drink Tasting Tickets-21 & Over $17 Chili Tasting 10 & up $5 Children 4-9 Tickets are available in advance at or at the door at the Events Complex. Celebrate the winter season in Estes Park at the Estes Park Winter Festival! Sample local Colorado wine and beer from all over! Sample chili throughout the weekend, featuring a red chili cookoff on Saturday and the green & white chili cook-off on Sunday. Stay warm and toasty at the festival in the Estes Park Events Complex, 1209 Manford Ave. Festival Fun: Live Music! Revel in the lively tunes all weekend! Just look at this line up: Amplified Souls-Saturday-12:30-2:30 p.m. Air Traffic Controllers-Saturday 3:00-5:00 p.m. Dixie Leadfoot-Sunday-12:30-2:30 p.m. Chain Station-Sunday-3:00-5:00 p.m. Kids' Activities: Bring the kids for a variety of interactive games and fun! The Shutterbus. A working vintage VW van complete with photo booth. Bungee Run Obstacle Course St. Bernard Rescue Frozen Themed Bounce House & Temporary Tattoos Crafts Outdoor Adventures Get a taste of Estes Park adventure with a climbing wall (complete with experi-

enced climbers to field your questions), fat bike display and outdoor fat bike course! Chili Cook-Off Showcase your chili! The Colorado Chili Pod, the local chapter of CASI (the Chili Appreciation Society International), is excited to once again be part of the Estes Park Winter Festival! Inviting anyone who likes red competition chili to join us this year and either cook your best pot of chili or be a judge and help choose the best chili of the day! If you are interested in cooking or judging please contact Craft Beer & Wine Tasting Enjoy samplings from breweries, wineries and distilleries from around Colorado. Participants include: Wine Snowy Peaks Decadent Saint Hunter Moon Meadery Miracle Stag Meadery Ten Bears Winery Vino Passarelli Wild Women Winery Blue Mountain Vineyards Talon Wine Brands Black Arts Cellars Breweries Lumpy Ridge Brewery Grimm Bros. Brewhouse Rock Cut Brewery Estes Park Brewery Whistle Pig Brewery

Wild Cider Historic Estes Learn more about Estes Park's fascinating history by interacting with F.O. Stanley, Joel Estes and Mountain Men reenactors as well as local experts like: Macdonald Book Shop MacGregor Ranch Elkhorn Lodge Estes Park Museum Crag’s Lodge The Stanley Hotel Rocky Mountain National Park The Rocky Mountain Conservancy Saturday Only: Winter Trails Day in Rocky Mountain National Park, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Bear Lake Park & Ride Area Snow is no reason to stop hiking. Though your favorite footpath may be covered in deep powder, don't pine for spring when you can slip on a pair of snowshoes and get out on the trail all winter long. Snowshoeing, after all, is simply hiking in winter. Winter Trails Day is a free snowshoe festival with hundreds of demo snowshoes for adults and children, advice from snowshoe experts, and outdoor gear displays - all in the scenic setting of Rocky Mountain National Park! Come early for the best selection, as around 2:00 p.m., the available quantity of demo equipment declines. Please bring your driver's license to registration. Event is free, normal park entrance fees apply. Make it a weekend! In addition to the festival, spend a day snowshoeing or backcountry skiing in Rocky Mountain National Park during the long weekend. Cozy up in a cabin or sit fireside in one of the lodges, browse all lodging here and book your holiday weekend getaway today!

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Visitor Center Transit Facility Parking Structure Construction Update South Parking lot closed until summer 2017 As winter weather conditions allow, construction of the concrete footings for the Estes Park Transit Facility Parking Structure continues at the Estes Park Visitor Center parking lot south of the Big Thompson River. Relocation of the conflicting buried communication lines is expected this month. Casting of the precast concrete pieces in Colorado Springs is scheduled to occur in February, with installation in March. The Town and its construction manager and general contractor, Heath Construction, expect the project to be complete by summer 2017. The structure will increase parking availability for downtown Estes Park and re-

duce emissions by allowing more people to park vehicles and quickly access the shuttle systems available at the Visitor Center. Regular project updates will be available at Based on public input, the facility is designed to complement its natural surroundings and the Estes Park Visitor Center. It will include earth tone materials, heavy timber accents, viewing areas at stairway landings, landscaping and seasonal planter accents, and seasonal event flags to provide guests with a sense of arrival to downtown Estes Park. A 4’x7’ concrete mockup is on display at the project site to show the proposed colors and textures to be used on the new

structure. The project team refined the structure colors to match the natural stone from the adjacent rock cut on US 36 and selected real stone veneer to match the stonework in Bond Park. The public is invited to stop by the project site to view the mockup. The south parking lot at the Visitor Center previously provided 102 spaces, while the proposed ground-plus-threeelevated level structure will provide an additional 310 spaces. The total parking at the south lot will increase to 412 spaces. The first two stories of the Estes Park Transit Facility Parking Structure are funded by grants from the Federal Transit Administration, Federal Highway Ad-

ministration, CDOT and Rocky Mountain National Park, plus a local match from the Town. The Bureau of Reclamation has been a key supporter of the project as well. The third and fourth levels are financed by the Town through a 15 year lease-payment financing plan. For more information, please visit or contact the Public Works Department at 970-577-3587. To receive Town news and/or meeting agendas in your email inbox, please subscribe at More Town news is available at and

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The charge(s) are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. On December 19 at 11:41 p.m. police stopped the driver of a vehicle at 215 W. Riverside Drive for driving in the wrong lane. Upon further investigation, the 42 year old male driver from Estes Park was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol and he opted for a blood test to determine BAC. He was charged with DUI, and a lane use violation and later released on a summons. On December 25 at 6:15 p.m. police responded to a physical disturbance at 408 Fir Ave. Upon arrival police arrested a 46 year old female from Estes Park and charged her with second degree assault against a 21 year old victim. The female was transported to Larimer County Detention Center. On December 16 at 7:14 p.m. police were called about a suspicious person at 621 Big Thompson Ave. Upon arrival police contacted a 41 year old transient and found he was wanted on five warrants, a protection order violation, failure to comply for driving under revocation, failure to comply on a theft, failure to appear on theft charges and failure to comply with a parole officer requirement. The male was arrested and transported to Larimer County Detention Center.

On December 16 at 7:14 p.m. police were called about a suspicious person at 621 Big Thompson Ave. Upon arrival police contacted a juvenile who was wanted on failure to appear for damage to city property in Loveland and the youth was transported to juvenile detention center. On December 28 at 7:19 p.m. police responded to a motor vehicle accident at 255 Cherokee Drive and upon further investigation discovered the 49 year old male driver from Colorado Springs, CO was driving under the influence of alcohol. He was charged with DUI, DUI per se and careless driving and later released on a summons. On December 29 at 12:32 a.m. police responded to 555 Prospect Ave. where they arrested a 49 year old male from Colorado Springs, CO who was found to be wanted on a warrant for a violation of a court order out of El Paso County Sheriff ’s Office. He was transported to Larimer County Detention Center. On January 8, 2017 at 6:18 a.m. police stopped to help the driver of a disabled vehicle in the 1400 block of Country Club Drive. Upon further investigation the 35 year old male driver from Fort Collins, CO was charged with possession of a schedule 1 substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was transported to Larimer County Detention Center.

The Estes Valley Fire Protection District (EVFPD) Chief Officers and Safety Officers generally respond in their personal vehicles (POV). Fire fighters generally respond to medical calls in their personal vehicles; as this allows for faster response by officers and medical personnel to assess the emergency and provide medical care. January 1 At 12:43 a.m. an EVFPD officer was paged to 600 W. Elkhorn Ave. for an odor investigation. At 4:35 p.m. the EVFPD was paged to 509 Grand Estates Dr. to assist the Estes Park Ambulance. January 2 At 9:40 a.m. an EVFPD officer was paged to 711 Eagle Ln. for a service call. At 6:03 p.m. the EVFPD was paged to 2090 Arapaho Rd. to assist the Estes Park Ambulance. January 3 At 7:49 p.m. the EVFPD was paged to 1155 S. Saint Vrain Ave. to assist the Estes Park Ambulance.

January 4 At 6:39 a.m. the EVFPD was paged to 820 West Ln. to assist the Estes Park Ambulance. At 7:00 a.m. an EVFPD officer was paged to 101 Ute Ln. for a detector activation. At 4:36 p.m. the EVFPD was paged to 820 Bailey Ln. to assist the Estes Park Ambulance. January 6 At 7:44 a.m. the EVFPD was paged to 1600 Wapiti Circle to assist the Estes Park Ambulance. At 4:21 p.m. the EVFPD was paged to 435 Columbine Ave. to assist the Estes Park Ambulance. January 7 At 12:51 p.m. the EVPFD was paged to 1861 Red Tail Hawk Dr. to assist the Estes Park Ambulance. At 12:57 p.m. the EVFPD was paged to the area of mile marker 4 Highway 36 to assist the Estes Park Ambulance. At 2:06 p.m. the EVFPD was paged to 117 W. Elkhorn Ave. to assist the Estes Park Ambulance.

Senior Partners Needed For Partners Mentoring Youth Several youth in Estes Park and the surrounding communities are patiently waiting for a positive adult mentor to spend time with and have fun with. Both male and female Senior Partners (mentors) are needed now. Mentors must be over age 21, have a valid driver's license, have current auto insurance, and pass a background check as part of the applica-

tion process. Let's not make these kids wait any longer! Please contact Kathy Whitacre at Partners Mentoring Youth to learn more about the application process, and becoming a Senior Partner. Email Kathy Whitacre at kathyw@partnersmentoringyouth or call the office at 970577-9348. You can also visit the Partners website at

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Estes Valley Recreation And Park District Receives Building Permit For New Community Center

Construction Full Steam Ahead Estes Valley Recreation and Park District (EVRPD) announced today the approval and receipt of the building permit for vertical construction of the new 70,000 square-foot Estes Valley Community Center. Located at 660 Community Drive, the new facility will be home to multigenerational community space, including senior services, library resources, childcare facilities, indoor gardening space, meeting rooms and gathering spaces. The center will also be home to new recreation space, including an indoor walking track, updated aquatics facilities, multipurpose gymnasium space, fitness areas and locker rooms. “The District Board of Directors had to make some difficult but necessary decisions this fall regarding funding priorities, and those choices are now paying dividends because everyone involved worked long hours to keep the project within budget and on schedule,” said Tom Carosello, Director of the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District. “We are obviously excited to get this important milestone behind us, and a large portion of funds previously reserved for project contingencies is now back into the construction budget, which means the end result is a larger building and better experience for the public,” Carosello added. The permit was approved on December 28, 2016, just days before the Jan. 1 deadline stipulated in the Town of Estes Park’s 2014 Ballot Measure 1A initiative that would have given the town the option to redirect 1A money earmarked for the community center to the expansion of the existing senior center. With the permit approval, the goal of incorporating enhanced senior services into the community center as specified in an IGA struck between the town and EVRPD last summer will continue, as will EVRPD’s commitment to fronting an additional $3 million in 1A funding for the facility through an agreement with a local financial institution. Providing a new place and updated pro-

gramming for the active-adult community in Estes Valley is an important goal for EVRPD as part of its commitment to building a stronger sense of community. Though seniors will obviously have access to the entire facility, spaces in the lower level of the new facility which will be primarily geared toward senior services between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. include a lounge/lobby area, game room, classroom, more than 3,000 square feet of multipurpose space and a large community kitchen. “District personnel and town senior services staff have been meeting regularly for the last several months to identify ways to not only preserve existing seniorservices programming, but to add new alternatives as well,” said Carosello. “One of the next steps will be to form a senior advisory committee to help guide the implementation of new offerings.” Planning and building complex, modern facilities always presents challenges related to achieving various code requirements and coordinating complicated stages of construction. The community center is no exception; the idea first ignited more than 60 years ago, when the founders of EVRPD suggested that the District should focus on three main goals after its inception: construction of a pool, a golf course and a community center. Ballot measures aimed at implementing such a facility failed three times prior to gaining voter approval by a slim margin November 3, 2015. Following nearly a year of plan refinements and budget challenges due to skyrocketing labor and material costs, site work began September 28, 2016. Ongoing construction of the $26.5 million facility will last approximately 12 months, with an anticipated opening date of January 2018. RLH Engineering has been retained to provide owner’s representative services for the project, and Ohlson Lavoie Collaborative is the architect of record. Adolfson and Peterson Construction is the project’s general contractor.

Jan. 13 Electric Outage Will Affect Portions Of Rockwood, Christmas Tree Lane And Little Valley Estes Park Light & Power has scheduled a power outage that will affect customers in Rockwood Estates, Little Valley and along Christmas Tree Lane on Friday, Jan. 13 from approximately 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The outage is necessary to move the three phase main line along Fish Creek

Road for SEMA Construction to continue repairs to the road. Thank you for your patience. For more information, please contact Estes Park Light & Power Crew Chief Tyler Boles at 970-577-3607.

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EVRPD Announces New Staff To Lead Opening Of Community Center & District Marketing Efforts

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Estes Valley Recreation and Park District announced today that their plan for continued growth in the Estes Valley community expanded with the hiring of two management staff, Teresa Jackson as the Manager of Community Center Operations and Dawn Wilson as Marketing and Communications Manager. Teresa Jackson has been hired as the Manager of Community Center Operations for Estes Valley Recreation and Park District. In her new role she will be responsible for executing the opening of the new Estes Valley Community Center. Located at 660 Community Drive, the new 70,000 square-foot facility will be home to multigenerational community space, including senior services, library resources, child care facilities, indoor gardening space, meeting rooms and gathering spaces. The center will also be home to new recreation space, including an indoor walking track, updated aquatics facilities, multipurpose gymnasium space, fitness areas and locker rooms. “It will be a privilege to lead program development in a state-of-the-art, multigenerational facility, and to contribute to the community’s vision as a premier mountain community,” Jackson said. Since 2015, Ms. Jackson worked as the Event Manager for the City of Boulder, Colo. Prior to working in Boulder, she served as the Recreation General Manager for the City of Sacramento where she directed four sections – Special Event Services, Park Reservations, Marketing and Leisure Enrichment – for the Department of Parks and Recreation and managed two community centers. “I am most looking forward to getting to know the community – getting to reach out and talk to all of the residents and the stakeholders and the businesses,” said Jackson, who has a bachelor’s degree in Recreation Administration from Sacramento State University in Sacramento, Calif. Dawn Wilson has been hired as the Marketing and Communications Man-

ager for the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District. In her newly created role, Ms. Wilson will be responsible for planning, developing and implementing the District’s marketing, communication and public relations strategies. These efforts will raise awareness about the services provided by the District through a clear and consistent brand message within Estes Valley and Colorado. “I am excited to raise awareness about the great services provided by the District to a region I love dearly and enjoy exploring immensely,” Wilson said. “There is a lot of opportunity to use social media, network with the local community and clarify our brand to expand our reach and services.” Ms. Wilson’s marketing and communications experience stretches more than 20 years holding positions in promotions, communications, product management and public relations in corporate and agency settings. She has owned her own communications, writing and photography business since 2006, and most recently spent the last 15 months traveling the U.S. and Canada in an RV while photographing wildlife and writing about her adventures. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J. and a Master of Business Administration in marketing from Temple University in Philadelphia, Penn. Jackson and Wilson will be heavily involved in the opening of the Estes Valley Community Center in January 2018. About Estes Valley Recreation and Park District: Estes Valley Recreation and Park District is a quasi-municipal corporation and political subdivision of the State of Colorado. Established in 1955, the organization’s goals are to plan, direct, organize and implement recreational programs, manage facilities and provide public park and recreation opportunities for residents and visitors of the District, an area that encompasses 320 square miles.

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Applications Being Accepted January 1-31 For A Garden Plot Have you heard about our local Community Garden? Would you like to try raising your own vegetables or herbs in a fenced-in area protected from the deer and elk? This just might be your lucky year! Applications are now open to rent a 10 feet x 4 feet raised garden plot in the Estes Valley Community Garden. Water is provided via a drip irrigation system and handheld hoses. Helpful advice is free from our garden manager and other gardeners. If you wish to apply, you can obtain the application form in three different ways: • from our website,, click on the “Rent a garden plot” link near the top of the page; • email us at and we will send the form as a pdf attachment; • call Connie Dedon at 970-586-4078 and she will either email the form to you or send a paper form to your postal mailing address. To be considered, application forms must be completed and returned no later than January 31, 2017. Send your completed form to EVCG, P.O. Box 4158, Estes Park CO 80517. As we begin our second year of gardening, we have a limited number of plots available, including one that is wheel-

chair-accessible. If more people request plots than we have space, a drawing will occur. The names of any applicants that are not drawn will be placed on a waiting list for plots that may open during the season. Should a drawing be needed, it will occur on February 1, 2017, and applicants will be notified of the results by February 6. A rental fee of $50 per plot for the season will be due by March 1, 2017. If you have not seen the Garden site, stop by to check out the layout and remains from this past summer’s gardens at the northeast corner of Manford Avenue and Community Drive, between the skate park and the tennis courts. Our first year was a huge success. Thanks to the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District, which managed the water line and fence construction projects, the Town’s Public Works Department employees who helped construct the fence, the many volunteers who built the garden frames, moved rocks, hauled dirt, etc., and the gardeners themselves, who planted, watered, provided TLC, and harvested beautiful produce! None of this would have been possible without the generosity of local donors and organizations.

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Winter Cooking Classes: Finger Lickin’ Good Food

Outreach presents two winter cooking and sampling your work together. Particworkshops produced in partnership with ipants are provided with recipes to take the Salud Foundation. The workshops home. are presented by instructor Chazz Glaze, Finger-Lickin’ Good Foods Community Health Educator, Salud Foundation. Chazz is a long-time vegan; she demonstrates vegetarian recipes that can be modified to vegan or made with meat and fish. Do you need some fun, healthy foods to kick up your winter diet? Join Classes are in these winter cooking workshops to learn new recipes and be inspired located in the to eat vibrant, yummy, good-for-you foods. Estes Park Middle School Training Kitchen. January 25, 5:30–7:30 p.m. The cooking skills presented in this $18 suggested donation class are basic but innovative. All levels of It's the NEW YEAR. Let's focus on cooking experience—from beginner to healthy appetizers and finger foods for advanced—are welcome. Expect to parthe midwinter/spring parties just around ticipate in making food in small groups the corner: Super Bowl Sunday, St.

Patrick's parties, Equinox, etc. Chazz will present easy and healthy foods for entertaining and just to have around for variety (time to learn a new trick??). --This is a great class to take with your kids, too. Please consider coming with kids 10 years and older (8 and up if you really think they can last through some instruction/lecture time). Anyone under 14 should come with an adult. Veggies on Valentines February 8, 5:30–7:30 p.m. $18 suggested donation What's good for the heart is good for the soul. This class will focus on celebratory foods for Valentines (or other special occasions) that say, “I love you” and “Let's be healthy together.” There will, of course, be chocolate. Sign up and surprise someone with new foods, or sign up with your special friend. More information and Registration is online at

Inside The USSR And Russia There are about twenty adult education classes currently offered thru Outreach, ranging from lectures to hands-on workshops. Many of these classes start in January; full class descriptions and registration are online. This the last call to register for a three part seminar, Inside the USSR and Russia. Inside the USSR and Russia Tuesdays 4 - 5:30 p.m. January 17, 24, 31 Estes Park Middle School $38 Instructor Richard "Dick" Life, Captain, US Navy (Ret) is an intelligence collector and analyst. Dick served as an officer in the US Navy for 29 years (1962 - 1991), taking him across the globe and into situations many people only experience thru films and documentaries. His teaching draws on his life experience in politics and foreign affairs, most notably as an overt "spy" inside the USSR during the Cold War. Each week, this class will cover the topics related to the USSR and its relationship with the United States during the Cold War: 1. Realities of Life Under Communism 2. How the US and NATO Spied Inside The USSR 3. Understanding Russian Leaders: Lenin to Putin and Beyond Registration is online at You can now “Like” Estes Outreach on Facebook for updates and news. What do you want to learn?

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Snow! Snow! Snow! Snow! Snow! Snow! It’s cold and it causes havoc on the streets and it’s heavy to shovel and it’s messy when it melts, but we would miss it if we didn’t have it. It squeaks under our boots, making a sound like no other (does it remind anyone else of fingernails on a chalkboard?), it sparkles when the wind blows (oh, that wind!), and it plops comically when it gets too heavy for the pine branches. You can’t make a snowman or a snow angel without the stuff and what fun would that be, lying on the hard, bare ground doing horizontal jumping jacks? Snow! Snow! Snow! The fact that snow is cold is significant, especially if you don’t have a winter coat. I had a winter coat, but it disappeared recently. I wore it into a private establishment and hung it on a hook. When I went back about 45 minutes later to retrieve it, it was nowhere to be found. Poof! Like an exhale of breath on an early winter morning, it was there and then it vanished. I looked everywhere. I looked and then looked again. It reminded me of the time when we had insulation added to our attic and the workman asked to borrow our vacuum cleaner to sweep up his mess. A few days later we went to do the regular vacuuming and we discovered the machine was missing. Abracadabra. We looked high and low, inside and out for that vacuum. I looked in silverware drawers and under the toilet seat. It wasn’t there! (I pursued the case of the missing vacuum but we never got it back.) This coat of mine—I wonder if I’ll ever see it again (in my own two hands—or on someone else’s back). After making a police report, I spoke with the manager of the establishment where my coat was, and then wasn’t. He was kind and sympathetic but really, what could he do? (He didn’t say that. I did.)

He suggested that, as unlikely as it seems, outerwear has disappeared from his place of business before, only to be discovered in the possession of a senior citizen who didn’t realize she’d mixed up two coats. So he asked that I be patient and keep my hopes up. In a few days it may turn up. (No offense to seniors who have never confused one coat for another. He was simply stating the facts, ma’am.) Granted, it’s only a coat. But it’s cold out there, there’s snow on the ground, and the plaid scarf my best friend gave me goes perfectly with that coat. (Fortunately I hadn’t worn the scarf on the day of the coat’s disappearance. However, the suede gloves my mom gave me a few years ago were in the pockets.) I could grumble and feel victimized, and I did that at first. But then I straightened up. How fortunate I am that I could go home and get another winter coat out of the closet to wear in the cold (my plaid scarf goes with it too, just not as well). And I can go out and buy myself a new coat to replace the one that’s gone without feeling a dent in my pocketbook. (The manager offered to buy my new coat if the old one doesn’t show up.) I am lucky: my phone wasn’t in the pocket, my keys weren’t in the other pocket, and I’d forgotten my iPad that day so it was safe on a table at home. All that was lost was my coat, the gloves my mother and I picked out together, and a Christmasthemed vintage handkerchief I prized. I like to think that whomever has my coat now needed it more than I do. May it keep her warm through many blustery winters. I hope she particularly enjoys the pretty hanky in the pocket. You may let The Thunker know what you think at her e-mail address, © 2017 Sarah Donohoe

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MacGregor Avenue Improvements Open House Scheduled For Feb. 3

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The Town of Estes Park invites the public to hear information on the proposed design for MacGregor Avenue improvements at an open house Feb. 3. The project will consist of drainage improvements, road repaving, and a new concrete trail from Wonderview Avenue north to the town limits near Saint Bartholomew's Episcopal Church. The design drawings will be available for review and comment Feb. 3 from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Estes Park Town Hall, 170 MacGregor Ave., in rooms 202/203. A project overview presentation will begin at 4:30 p.m., followed by the open house. Public Works Pavement Manager Kelly Stallworth commented, "We are excited that this project has been selected to be constructed in 2017 and we look forward to the expanded recreational and connection opportunities it will offer." The Town of Estes Park encourages everyone to provide input on the preliminary plan and design. For individuals who cannot attend the Feb. 3 meeting, these materials will be

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available online by Feb. 10 at Written comments may be mailed to Town of Estes Park Public Works, RE: MacGregor Avenue Trail Improvements, P.O. Box 1200, Estes Park, CO 80517 or emailed to The Town of Estes Park Public Works Department, in cooperation with the citizen Transportation Advisory Board and Estes Valley Recreation & Parks District Trails Committee, has determined this is a highly needed trail as identified in the recently adopted Estes Valley Master Trails Plan. This project will be built with funds from the Town's Ballot Issue 1A Street Maintenance Fund as well as the Ballot Issue 1A Trail Expansion Fund. For more information on the project, visit or call 970-577-3587. Sign up to receive Town news and/or agendas at More updates at, and

If it seems that coyotes are less tolerant of human presence during the months of January and February, there is a biological reason: this is their breeding season. As coyotes pair up to breed, they may be more territorial than usual and defend their space as they carve out a place to have their young. Citizens are well-advised to be aware of their presence and the potential for conflicts with humans in metro and rural areas. Last year during this time period, Colorado Parks and Wildlife received reports of: a young girl nipped at by a coyote in Centennial; an aggressive coyote approaching a grandmother walking her grandson in a stroller in Aurora; and four separate incidents of a mangy coyote baring its teeth at citizens in Lakewood. Similar to last year, there have been several reports of coyotes with mange throughout the Denver metro area. Mange is caused by small skin parasites called mites. It is highly contagious and pet owners are strongly advised to keep their pets away from coyotes. "In addition to transferring disease, unfortunately, coyotes can see our pets as a prey source; so pet owners need to be extra diligent about protecting their animals," said Liza Hunholz, area wildlife manager for Denver. "We hate to see citizens lose their pets to wildlife, but wildlife can't tell the difference between your dog and a skunk, raccoon, or other wild prey." Coyotes are omnivores and eat everything from bird seed to rodents, berries to garbage, and sometimes free-roaming cats and dogs. But Coloradans can share the landscape with these wild neighbors

by following three important tips: 1) Don't feed wildlife! 2) Protect your pets! 3) Haze coyotes when you see them! CPW recommends that all dog owners take the following precautions: -Always supervise your pet outside, especially at dawn and dusk. -Keep your dog on a short leash while recreating, even in areas where off leash is allowed—avoid retractable leashes. -Do not allow your dog to play or interact with a coyote. -If possible, pick up your dog when coyotes are visible. -Avoid potential den sites and thick vegetation. -If you must leave your dog outside, secure it in a fully enclosed kennel. In addition, cat owners should recognize that the only way to guarantee your cat's safety is to keep it indoors. Outdoor cats also face potential death from cars, diseases, foxes, parasites, raccoons, dogs, and birds of prey, such as owls. Although naturally curious, coyotes are usual timid animals and normally run away if confronted. However, more than 25 people have been bitten by coyotes in the Denver metro area since 2007. Coyote attacks on humans are rare and can usually be traced to people feeding them, a nearby den site where a coyote might feel threatened, or another canine or pet in a coyote's presence. If you witness a coyote or coyotes behaving aggressively, please report the incident to a local Colorado Parks and Wildlife office as soon as possible. If you are bitten or scratched by a coyote seek medical attention immediately. For more information on coyotes, go to:

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What We May Be The people yes. The people will live on. The learning and blundering people will live on. This old anvil laughs at many broken hammers. There are men who can’t be bought. The fireborn are at home in fire. You can’t hinder the wind from blowing. Time is a great teacher. Who can live without hope? In the darkness with a great bundle of grief the people march. In the night, and overhead a shovel of stars for keeps, the people march: “Where to? What next?” Excerpted from Carl Sandburg, “The People, Yes” (1936) Why do we help others? What are origins of cooperation and goodness? How did kindness arise? We know ancestors banded against mastodon, saber-tooth and other hypercarnivores. Over millennia altrusim, that generosity of spirit intrinsic to the social contract, has motivated millions to lead lives of purpose. The Estes Valley cherishes, among others, bell-ringers at Christmas; volunteers in the park; chili cook-off contestants; tutors in schools; Visitor Center ambassadors; hospital volunteers; scout leaders; singers, actors and musicians; library aides; Scotfest helpers; service club fund-raisers; volunteer fire fighters; the list goes on. Our town thrives because so many individuals and entities act to brighten lives of others; a prime example of this is Crossroads Ministry on Dry Gulch Road. “Crossroads operates as a Christian service organization providing short-term assistance to low income clients, ongoing service to clients on low fixed incomes, and encouraging self-sufficiency of clients through educational opportunities.” The mission: “practice Christian love by providing basic human services to residents of the Estes Valley who are in need.” Crossroads originated in response to the July 1982 Lawn Lake flood, when Elkhorn Avenue became a river of mud and debris. St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church established a food pantry to assist people in need, and several years later the Estes Valley Interfaith Council assisted in setting up the non-profit. Over time Crossroads added housing and utility assistance, transportation, help with medical expenses and other needs. Operating on a cash budget of under $500,00, last year Crossroads Ministry helped one of every twelve people in the Estes Valley. This assistance included food and toiletries; bedding, towels and furniture; school supplies; Christmas presents; winter coats; rent/housing assistance; help with medical expenses; emergency transportation; classes in energy conservation (in cooperation with Energy Outreach Colorado); crisis management; self-sufficiency training; classes in money management (en Espanol as well as English); and long-term flood recovery. All this is coordinated by four fulltime staff and more than 115 parttime volunteers each month. Rebecca Gruhl manages Crossroads volunteers. Tasks include pickups from local

businesses; organizing deliveries and filling boxes in the pantry; helping clients get food or clothing; and working reception at the front desk (she calls this assignment “Director of First Impressions”). Additional hands are both welcome and needed; potential volunteers may call, come in or email ( Patty Shafer: “Crossroads is a place where people can help others and give back to the community; I’ve been volunteering for three years and get a lot of satisfaction from helping another person. The need in our town is great; working with and getting to know other volunteers is an added bonus.” A staggering set of local partnerships ensures that volunteer efforts at Crossroads Ministry achieve success. This includes donations from Safeway and Country Market; the Salvation Army; Starbucks; YMCA of the Rockies; Estes Park Pet Supply. Other vital partners include Larimer County Food Bank; Estes Park Senior Center; Allenspark Food Pantry; Blue Santa; the Dunraven Inn; Bright Christmas; Community Corner Café at Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran; Rocky Mountain Park Inn; local motels; the Town of Estes Park; Estes Valley Library; and countless individuals who generate almost 50% of all donations to Crossroads. It will come as no surprise that fifteen local churches constitute the Crossroads Ministry Board of Directors. “We are a model agency for those who think government should be used efficiently,” says Crossroads Executive Director Rev. Tim McLemore. “We work with the town of Estes Park to help residents find access to services they might not otherwise locate. And for those who think the private sector should step up, we are a glowing example. Maintaining our multitude of partnerships would be exhausting if it weren’t so invigorating. We can’t fix homelessness, but we can alleviate suffering through addressing short-term needs to improve the lives of individuals and families in the Estes Valley. It’s immediate and important: because of what our volunteers deliver on a daily basis, someone’s life hurts a little bit less.” Crossroads’ crowded facility was not designed or configured to adequately address current challenges, let alone unmet needs. Undeterred, Tim McLemore envisages additional partnerships to reduce gaps in service, including childcare and education. The many moving parts of Crossroads Ministry shape a symphony of care, concern, community, cooperation, assistance, hope and purpose for the Estes Valley. We owe staff and volunteers a debt of gratitude for who they are and what they do. They inspire by example, and remind us of what we may be. “If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.” Martin Luther King, Jr. Next column: Where Nature Ends Estes Park. Nice town. Nice people. Reader response welcome: Note: I will teach the second half of Shakespeare’s HENRIAD at the Senior Center beginning February 2. All welcome; no prior experience with The Bard necessary. Call 586-2996 for details.

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What’s Happening At The Estes Valley Library iPad & iPhone Basics Class The Estes Valley Library will be hosting an iPad & iPhone Basics Class on Monday, January 16 from 10 to 11:30 AM. Learn the basics of your new device – connecting to the Internet, taking pictures, using the App Store, sending messages and adjusting your settings to personalize your device will be covered. To register, visit Reading is Doctor Recommended Book Club Reads Gulp by Mary Roach The Estes Valley Library and Salud Family Health Centers present the Reading is Doctor Recommended Book Club hosted by Chazz Glaze, Outreach Education Coordinator, on Tuesday, January 17 at 7 p.m.The January featured title is Gulp by Mary Roach. The Salud Health Centers Foundation has generously donated a limited number of copies of this book for registered participants. The books are available for pick up after registering for the book discussion. Registration may be completed at the library or at Nineteen Seventeen Book Club Join us for the kick off meeting of the Nineteen Seventeen Book Club at 10 a.m. on Thursday, January 19 at the Estes Park Museum. The first feature book for the Nineteen Seventeen Book Club will be Homesteading Big Owl by Katherine G. Garetson. Special guest Edie Deweese will join us for the discussion and share journals and photos that were not included in the most recent edition of the book. This new book club is sponsored through a partnership between the Estes Valley Library and the Estes Park Museum. To register for the book club, visit Microsoft Word Basics Class On Wednesday, January 25 from 5:30 to 7 p.m., the Estes Valley Library will be presenting Microsoft Word Basics with Tech Guide Diana Laughlin. Learn the basics of creating and saving a document with Word. To register, please visit Using the Cloud to Back-up Your Stuff Computers can break, leaving you unable to access your important files and photos. In this new computer class presented by the Estes Valley Library, you will learn about free Cloud storage options such as Google Drive, Dropbox and OneDrive. Join us on Monday, January 30 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. to learn how these cloud resources can help to protect your valuable documents and files. Register to attend at Writers Group Meeting Are you a local writer that would like to be a part of a writing group? The Estes

Valley Library will be collaborating with the Northern Colorado Writers Group to develop a satellite writers group that will meet monthly at the Estes Valley Library. The kick off meeting will be a meet and greet with NCW Director April Moore on Tuesday, January 31 at 7 p.m. You do not need to be a current member of NCW to attend. Everyone is welcome to participate in the development of this writers group at the library. Interactive Electronics with Arduino Take your tech skills to a new level with Arduino at the Estes Valley Library on Friday, February 3 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. During the Arduino class at the library, we’ll learn about key concepts like inputs and outputs, circuits, and programming as we build a fun Simple Simon memory game from the ground up. Attendees will need intermediate to advanced desktop computer skills, but no previous programming or electronics experience is required. For curious people age 13 to infinity. Registration is required for the Arduino class and may be completed at Snowflake Mobile Craft Kids in grades K through 5 are invited to make a Snowflake Mobile craft at the library on Monday, January 16 at 1 p.m. Using wooden snowflakes, branch and string, create a fun snowflake decoration to hang at home. We will have a knot-tying tutorial and participants may bring their own (adult) knot tying helper with them. To attend Snowflake Mobile craft, register at Try-It Tuesday! Make a Winter Lantern Kids in grades K though 5 are invited to make a winter lantern at the library on Tuesday, January 31 at 4 p.m. Using recycled jars, glue and tissue paper, create your own lunch winter lantern for your table top. Join Beth Engel as she leads this make-and-take program. To register for this program visit After School Mini Robots Join Science Matters at the library on Thursday, February 2 from 4 to 5 p.m. for mini robots. Come meet the Cubelets during this engineering focused program. Cubelets are innovative mini-robot components from Modular Robotics. Use the Cubelets to craft a burglar alarm, build a robot chicken, and reverse engineer a device. Science Matters in America is an organization dedicated to increasing science literacy among girls and boys ages five to fourteen years old by creating hands on experiences. To register for the Mini Robots program visit

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Rocky Mountain Pharmacy Welcomes Linda Schuricht, R.Ph. Rocky Mountain Pharmacy is pleased to welcome Linda Schuricht to their team. Linda is a graduate of Purdue University School of Pharmacy and has over 40 years of experience as a pharmacist. She and her husband have been residents of Estes Park since 2002. In addition to being a pharmacist, Linda owned a small bakery in Boulder, CO pursuing her second love; baking. She often jokes, "Better eating through chemistry." Realizing over the years that pharmacy has changed, Linda's highest priority is helping patients understand their medications. She says the best part of pharmacy is counseling patients and answering questions concerning their health care needs.

"It is exciting and challenging to be part of Rocky Mountain Pharmacy's team of health care professionals and I look forward to meeting and serving the pharmaceutical needs of our community." Linda Schuricht, R.Ph.

Local Scholarship Opportunities Dear Estes Park Community, It’s that time of year again to begin putting together our local scholarships! Has your organization been a part of Estes Park High School's Local Scholarship Packet in the past or would your group like to be a part of it for the first time this year? Please have your information to me by January 30th , 2017. You may call me or e-mail me with submissions or updates to your scholarship(s). This is the information we will need for scholarship submissions: Name of the organization Contact info of organization/individual (Name, Address, Phone, Email) Maximum Award Amount (and if there are multiple awards available) Application Requirements Following are a list of dates to mark on your calendars: January 30th Revisions of scholarships due to the counseling office February 6th Scholarship packets will be

given to all seniors March 6th Students applications are due to the counseling office March 10th Application folders will be available for organizations to pick up at the High School May 17th Scholarship Award Ceremony and Reception 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the EPHS Auditorium May 26th Graduation Ceremony If you have any questions or concerns about the process, please do not hesitate to contact me. I truly look forward to meeting you all and working with such a generous list of local scholarship providers. Estes Park High School truly appreciates your organization for its generosity and commitment to the students in our community. With gratitude, Hannah Heckerson School Counselor 970-586- 5321 ext. 3306

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MountainAires Women’s Chorus To Resume Rehearsals Calling all ladies who love to sing! The MountainAires choral group will begin rehearsals at noon on Thursday, January 19th, 2017 at Town Hall, and will continue to rehearse each Thursday from 12 noon to 1 p.m. in the Town Hall, Room 203. The chorus will immediately begin preparation for a Spring Show scheduled for May 7th, 2017. All women who love to sing are invited. No audition is required. For further details contact director Kasey Troutman at 970-480-5148.


Located at: Bank of Estes Park St. Vrain Center 501 South St. Vrain, Suite 100 Estes Park, Colorado, 80517 970-577-1454

Vegan Potluck Whether your New Year's resolution was to lose weight, eat more vegetables, make more friends, or become vegetarian, we want you to join us for our monthly community vegan potlucks in the spring of 2017! What: Vegan Potluck When: Fourth Sunday of every month through April (January 22, February 26, March 26 and April 23) ans and the veg curious from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Bring: a covered vegan dish to share and your own serving ware Where: Estes Valley Library, Hondius Room Contact: Chazz Glaze at aveganwithaltiWho: conscious eaters, vegetarians, veg- with any questions.

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CAC Kid’s Workshop Series Continues In 2017 New module starts Jan. 16 Every Monday night at 6 p.m. at the Remixed Store in Estes Park, art instructor Beth Engel will be teaching a kids’ art workshop series. The series is sponsored by the Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park and funded in part by a grant by Families for Estes. Taught by arts educator Beth Engel, this series is open to children ages eight and up. All quality materials are included. The workshop series is a continuing arts education program; the first module of 2017 will begin on Jan. 16. Classes will be held in the Remixed store, located in the West Park Center in the same building as the Big Horn Restaurant at 415 W. Elkhorn Ave. Tuition is $75 for the five-week series; limited full and partial scholarships are available for those who income-qualify. • Monday, January, 16, 6 p.m. Clue Characters, Part One. The participants will start off this session by discussing the Clue game, and the use of colors in the characters’ names. Then we will review color value and paint a color value scale. We will learn cartooning techniques while doing a warmup and then draw and paint a Clue character using many values of the color in the character’s name. This is a two-part session Jan 16 & 23rd • Monday, January, 23, 6 p.m. Clue Characters, Part Two. Session continued- The students will continue the use of colors in the Clue character names. We will review color value and paint a color value scale. We will learn cartooning techniques and then draw and paint a Clue character us-

ing many values of the color in the character’s name. This is a two-part session January 16 & 23. • Monday, January 30, 6 p.m. Media: Statue of Liberty: A Study in Light and Shadow! Students study pictures of the Statue of Liberty while discussing how to create the appearance of three-dimensional form on a two-dimensional place; they learn how to use soft pastels on black paper to shade and create shadows, and then draw the Statue of Liberty from a picture, trying to create the appearance of volume and form. • Monday, Feb. 6, 6 p.m. Line: Victorian Houses, Part One. Students study the architectural elements of Victorian houses; they create an original Victorian house with line, leaving the window spaces blank, fill in the windows with happy holiday scenes, and cut out their houses to put on a mural. These houses are created on 18 x 24 paper. • Monday, Feb. 13, 6 p.m. Line: Victorian Houses, Part Two. Session continued. Students study the architectural elements of Victorian houses; they create an original Victorian house with line, leaving the window spaces blank, later to be fill in with happy holiday scenes of your choice. Then we will cut out their houses to put on a full-length wall mural. For more information, please contact Beth Engel directly at 970-492-5446; registration forms may be obtained from the instructor or download the enrollment form at

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ESTES PARK HAPPENINGS For additional information call 800-443-7837 • 970-577-9900

Jan. 13 – 27, 2017 Jan. 20: Will Thomas. Acoustic. Snowy Peaks Winery. 4-6pm

EVENTS Jan. 13: First Friday Art Groove. Experience Estes Park's fine art world. Throughout the Village. 5-7pm Jan. 14: Winter Trails Day. Free snowshoe demos and festival. Bear Lake Park & Ride – RMNP. 10am-3pm Jan. 14 & 15: Estes Park Winter Festival. Celebrate the winter season! Estes Park Events Complex. 12-5pm

MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT Jan. 13: Will Thomas. Acoustic. Snowy Peaks Winery. 4-6pm Jan. 13: The Dempsey/Fox Duo. Jazz. The Other Side Restaurant. 5-8pm Jan. 13: Rocky Horror Picture Show. Historic Park Theatre. 9:30pm Jan. 13-15: Ice Skating. Trout Haven Resorts. 10am-7pm Jan. 13 & 14: James Davis. Spanish Guitar. Twin Owls Steakhouse. 6-8pm Jan. 13 & 14: Ray Young. Jazz Piano. Nicky’s Steakhouse. 6pm Jan. 13 & 14: Table Wine Dinner. The Stanley Hotel. 6pm Jan. 13 & 14: Karaoke Nights with Dave Callahan. Lonigans. 9pm Jan. 14: Sister Cities Costa Rican Bash. The Other Side Restaurant. 6pm

Historic Park Theatre

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Friday Jan 13: 2:15 & 5pm Sat, Sun & Mon Jan 14-16: 2:15pm, 5 & 7:15pm Tue - Th Jan 17-19: 5 & 7:15pm

Jan. 20: The Dempsey/Fox Duo. Jazz. The Other Side Restaurant. 5-8pm Jan. 20-22: Ice Skating. Trout Haven Resorts. 10am-7pm Jan. 20 & 21: James Davis. Spanish Guitar. Twin Owls Steakhouse. 6-8pm Jan. 20 & 21: Ray Young. Jazz Piano. Nicky’s Steakhouse. 6pm Jan. 20 & 21: Table Whiskey Dinner. The Stanley Hotel. 6:30pm Jan. 20 & 21: Karaoke Nights with Dave Callahan. Lonigans. 9pm nd

Jan. 21: 2 Annual Ice Fishing Derby. Trout Haven Resorts. 10am-1:30pm Jan. 21: Peak to Peak Concert. Shepard of the Mtns. Church. 2-3:15pm Jan. 21: Dave Potter. Acoustic. The Rock Inn. 6-9pm Jan. 22: Winter Concert: Boulder Bassoon Quartet. The Stanley. 2pm Jan. 24: Trivia Night. Rock Cut Brewing Company. 7-8:30pm Jan. 26: Open Bluegrass Jam. The Rock Inn. 6-9pm Jan. 26: The Mountain Town Trio. Fajita Rita’s. 6-9pm Jan. 27: Ice Skating. Trout Haven Resorts. 10am-7pm Jan. 27: Will Thomas. Acoustic. Snowy Peaks Winery. 4-6pm

Jan. 14: Monumental: Skiing Our National Parks. Estes Park Mountain Shop. 6:30-9pm

Jan. 27: The Dempsey/Fox Duo. Jazz. The Other Side Restaurant. 5-8pm

Jan. 15: Follow the fox. Acoustic. The Rock Inn. 5-8pm

Jan. 27: James Davis. Spanish Guitar. Twin Owls Steakhouse. 6-8pm

Jan. 17: Trivia Night. Rock Cut Brewing Company. 7-8:30pm

Jan. 27: Sean Flynn. Acoustic. The Rock Inn. 6-9pm

Jan. 19: Open Bluegrass Jam. The Rock Inn. 6-9pm

Jan. 27: Ray Young. Jazz Piano. Nicky’s Steakhouse. 6pm

Jan. 19: The Dempsey/Fox Duo. Jazz. The Waterfront Grill. 6-9pm

Jan. 27: Table Wine Dinner. The Stanley. 6:30pm

Jan. 19: The Mountain Town Trio. Fajita Rita’s. 6-9pm

Jan. 27: Karaoke Nights with Dave Callahan. Lonigans. 9pm

SEMINARS, CLASSES & LECTURES Mon. & Wed. at 6pm, Fri. & Sat. at 7pm: Sip & Paint. Murphy’s Resort. Jan. 13, 20 & 27: Lecture Series: Wonders of the National Parks. Estes Park Sr. Center. 10-11:30am Jan. 13: Know Before You Go. Avalanche Awareness. Estes Park Mountain Shop. 6-7pm Jan. 15 & 22: Taste & Create. Snowy Peaks Winery. 3:30-5:30pm Jan. 17 & 24: Free 5K Group Fun Run. Stanley Hotel. 6pm

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK Visit RMNP Visitor Centers to learn about park wildlife, programs & more! Free RMNP & Ranger-Led Programs. Details: 970-586-1206 Jan. 13-27: Wild in Winter. Beaver Meadows Visitors Ctr. 10-11am Jan. 14-15, 18, 21-22, & 25: Snowshoe Ecology Walk. Beaver Meadows Visitors Ctr. 12:30-2:30pm Rocky Mountain Conservancy Programs: Fees apply & registration is required. Call for details: 970-586-3262. Jan. 13, 20 & 27: Avalanche Awareness & Outdoor Safety in Winter. 12:30-4:30pm Jan 21: Winter Ecology: A Snowshoeing Trek for Kids & Families. 9am-1pm

EXHIBITS Jan. 13-Mar.10: Winter Art Walk. Throughout Estes Park. 12-5pm

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2D: 2:15 & 7:15pm Dolby 3D: 5pm Monday Matinees in 3D 2:15pm $7.50 matinee $6 child tickets

Oratorio Society Seeking New Members boxoffice:970-586-8904

On March 31 and April 1, 2017 the Oratorio Society of Estes Park will present their Spring concert. Chorus rehearsals begin Sunday, January 8th at 4 p.m. at Shepard of the Mountains Lutheran Church located at 2000 Ptarmigan Trail. The orchestra will have their first rehearsal on Monday, January 9th at 7:00 p.m. at the American Legion Club. All parts are needed but we especially need strings, 2nd oboe and 2nd bassoon. Please call 970-586-2192 for more information.

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Winter Wonderland Wildife

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Photography by Jim Ward

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HOW DO YOU SAY ‘GOOD-BYE’? My wife and I were in the shadow of Los Angeles over the Christmas holidays this year, during the time that Carrie Fisher was struggling to stay alive after her heart attack. The news followed the efforts to keep her alive, but, as we know, those efforts were in vain and she passed away. During those futile efforts, newscasts followed Debbie Reynolds’ visits with her daughter and her love for and concern for Carrie. We were all saddened to learn that after the death of her daughter, Debbie said, “I don’t want to attend my daughter’s funeral, I want to be with Carrie.” And within 30 minutes Debbie herself was gone. They have been buried at the same location. As we drove back from California I couldn’t help think about how Debbie accepted … or didn’t accept…the loss of her loved one. At the same time I thought about the large number of people whose struggles and deaths I have witnessed, whose memorial services I’ve helped plan, recalling the way that loved ones of those deceased handled their loss. While I’ve seen a number of spouses that passed away quite soon after the loss of their beloved, none were gone within hours or days of the other. At the same time, as we came back, I thought of many ‘grief group’ meetings I have attended and observed the many survivors who have had to wish their loved ones, …spouses, other family members…a sad farewell and deal with their loss and grief. So I determined that I wanted to talk about this challenge that most will face at some time and help us examine, in advance, how we will say our ‘good-byes’ when the time comes. It also gives me an opportunity to remind us in Estes Park that we have help available. Of course, all of us need to be aware that the loss of a loved one…and of our own life eventually…is a certainty. David said, “I am going the way of all flesh.” Solomon says that “man will go to his long home, and mourners will go about the streets.” Paul says, “It is appointed unto man once to die…” Death is something that we will face all-too-often in our circle of friends and relatives. Do we accept and face it? I have a Christian friend who refuses to attend funerals. “I don’t do funerals!” she announces. Each time she says that I remind her, “There’s one funeral you will ‘do’”. So, just because we refuse to attend such to avoid experiencing the sadness at the loss of a loved one, doesn’t mean that it will not be something we will ultimately face. So, it’s good for us to look at how ‘we’ say our ‘good-byes’ and what can we do to make such separations easier. Hopefully, of course, we can ‘know’ where our loved one is, because of their relationship with God and Christ. When David’s child died, he knew where that child went. “I can go to him,” he said, “He cannot come to me.” This is of great comfort when we lose a loved one and we can determine that our life will be lived so that we will enter into the wonderful ‘home’ Christ has prepared for His people. Meanwhile, there is help available for us when we lose a loved one. In the Bible a man’s friends buried him and then went and told Jesus. Most of us can have access to that heavenly comfort. In Estes, we are blessed with some very caring and helpful ‘grief groups’. One, hosted by EPMC and facilitated by Brenda Fox, meets the first and third Wednesdays at 10:00 AM at Good Samaritan and all are invited. Such meetings allow survivors to meet with other survivors, as well as with other caring folks, and gain help during grief’s courageous journey. Let me know if you need further information. (720-530-6446) Bob

January 4-10, 2017

Monday, Jan. 16 Chicken fried steak, Mashed potatoes and gravy, Corn, Cookie Tuesday, Jan. 17 Spaghetti and meat marinara, Garden salad, Garlic bread, Cake Wednesday, Jan. 18 Seasoned baked chicken, Red potatoes in butter and chives, Green beans, Rolls, Pie Thursday, Jan. 19 Chicken enchilada, Rice and beans, Chips and salsa, Guacamole salad, Brownie Friday, Jan. 20 Stuffed pork loin, Mashed potatoes and gravy, Vegetable medley, Cobbler

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AARP Driver Safety Course Offered

The Estes Park Senior Center will host an AARP Driver Safety Program Course on Thursday, January 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $15 for AARP members or $20 for non-members and covers the cost of the comprehensive course workbook. Checks should be made payable to AARP on the day of the class. Register now by calling the Senior Center at (970) 586-2996. Course participants may be eligible to receive a discount on their auto insurance premiums and are encouraged to consult their insurance companies for details. The AARP Driver Safety Program is the nation’s first and largest driver safety course designed especially for drivers age 50 and older. The course is intended to help drivers live more independently as they age and remain safe on today’s roads. Since the program’s in-


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ception in 1979, more than 12 million participants have completed the course. The course covers defensive driving techniques and the normal changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time associated with aging. The course also provides practical techniques for adjusting to these changes to ensure the driver’s own safety and that of others on the road. There are no tests required. There is a one-hour lunch break from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Participants are welcome to make lunch reservations at the Senior Center’s Fourth Street Café. The cost is $5 for EPSCC, Inc. members or $7 for nonmembers. Alternatively, participants can buy items from the snack basket at the Senior Center or bring prepackaged snacks along. Sack lunches or take-out foods are not allowed at the Senior Center. For more information, please contact the Estes Park Senior Center at (970) 586-2996, stop by the Center at 220 Fourth Street, Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., or visit the Senior Center website at To receive Senior Center news in your e-mail inbox, please e-mail

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The FACE of Fiber in the Rockies show is on hiatus for 2017. However, we are dedicated to continuing the momentum of the fiber arts movement. The focus for this year is to display works by residents of the Estes Valley at 13 locations in Estes Park from mid-May through June. We are seeking 2D and 3D traditional and contemporary fiber works. This includes, but is not limited to: weaving, basketry, felting, quilting, knitting, crocheting, paper work, embroidery, tatting, lace making, needlepoint, tapestry, dolls, rug making, apparel, accessories, sculptural fiber, surface design pieces, and beading (no strung beads). There is no entry fee to participate -just a willingness to allow us to display your beautiful and unique handiwork for the enjoyment of others. Details for sign up will appear soon on our website,, and the deadline to commit to displaying your work is April 1, 2017. The FACE of Fiber show will resume in 2018 at the Art Center of Estes Park.

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Tibetan Singing Bowls For Healing Offered Monthly At The Senior Center

Local Tibetan Reiki Master and Bowl Healer Jeff Grissom will continue to offer free Tibetan Singing Bowl Healing Sessions on the third Friday of each month at the Senior Center. The next session will be Friday, January 20 at 1:00 p.m. Space is limited, so please call or stop by the Senior Center, 220 Fourth Street, to sign up. Jeff Grissom operates a private healing practice in Estes Park using the ancient techniques of Tibetan Bowl Healing and Reiki. According to Grissom, “Sound healing is an effective and proven modality that uses vibrational sound to help reduce stress, alter consciousness, and create a deep sense of peace, well-

being, and better health. Sound has also been shown to be a vital part of the healing process for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and side effects, especially for pain relief management.” For more information about Jeff and his private practice, visit To sign up for programs, please contact the Estes Park Senior Center at (970) 586-2996 or stop by the Center at 220 Fourth Street, Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. You many also visit the Senior Services website at To receive Senior Services news in your email inbox, please e-mail

Aspen Club To Provide Individual Medicare Counseling Sessions At The Senior Center

The Town of Estes Park’s Senior Services Division and the University of Colorado Health Aspen Club collaborate each year to provide a wide variety of Medicare counseling and assistance options at the Estes Park Senior Center, 220 Fourth Street. All presentations and counseling sessions are conducted by trained State Health Insurance Program Counselors from the UCHealth Aspen Club. Individual 45-minute Medicare counseling appointments are offered on the fourth Wednesday of each month January through October and the third Wednesday in November. No sessions are offered in December. The first date of 2017 is Wednesday, January 25, and sessions are available between 9:15 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. These 45-minute appointments are useful for those new to

Medicare, those with questions or problems with coverage, or anyone needing good information on Medicare services and plans. Call or stop by the Senior Center to schedule your appointment. For more information on the Aspen Club, please visit their website at or call (970) 495-8560 in Fort Collins or (970) 624-1860 in Loveland. To sign up for programs, please contact the Estes Park Senior Center at (970) 586-2996 or stop by the Center at 220 Fourth Street, Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. You many also visit the Senior Services website at To receive Senior Services news in your email inbox, please e-mail

MountainAires Women’s Chorus To Resume Rehearsals

Calling all ladies who love to sing! The MountainAires choral group will begin rehearsals at noon on Thursday, January

19th, 2017 at Town Hall, and will continue to rehearse each Thursday from 12 noon to 1 p.m. in the Town Hall, Room 203. The chorus will immediately begin preparation for a Spring Show scheduled for May 7th, 2017. All women who love to sing are invited. No audition is required. For further details contact director Kasey Troutman at 970-480-5148.

Olivia Reins 12th Grade

Congratulations to Olivia Reins, Student of the Week for January 13, 2017. School activities Olivia enjoys are cross country, swimming, diving, soccer, being a member of the Key Club and Thespian Society and most of all, being Mr. Reagan’s favorite student aide. Outside of school she loves hiking, theater and sleeping.

Olivia is proud of being a Varsity swimmer, diver and soccer player. She is President of Key Club and in 2016 she was in the top 16 in 100 m Breaststroke at the 4A Swim Meet at State competition. Olivia’s favorite quote is, “Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength” by Anonymous. This quote appeals to her because she doesn’t believe in giving up. After high school, Olivia plans to go to college in New York, California or Connecticut and figure out what career she wants to go into. She also plans on traveling the world to experience different cultures. Olivia has been to nine different countries including Turks & Caicos, Mexico, the Bahamas, Canada, United Kingdom, France, New Zealand, Australia and Fiji.

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Results Physical Therapy Of Estes, LLC Officially Open For Business plans that don’t cover physical therapy until after the deductible, the patient is paying for physical therapy out of pocket anyhow. Patients should go to the physical therapist of their choosing, not their insurance company’s choice,” says Culjak. To off-set the low reimbursement by many insurance companies, most physical therapy clinics use assistants or aides to perform much of the treatment to decrease the time the patient spends one on one with the physical therapist. At Results Physical Therapy of Estes every patient will get a full hour one on one with a licensed physical therapist. “It takes an hour to give good care which should inResults Physical Therapy of Estes, clude manual therapy, exercise, and paowned by long-time Estes Park resident tient education,” says Culjak. Iolanthe “IO” Culjak, PT, CEAS, has Another new addition to our services is moved to shared space at Estes Park Yoga The Missing Link program. “We devellocated inside Park Place Mall second oped The Missing Link to coincide with floor. “It was time for a more cost effecEPMC’s State of Slim diet or any other tive and quiet space. I still have a great diet program. I have reviewed the State of relationship with the Rocky Mountain Slim booklet and talked to attendees. Health Club and will be utilizing their gym for personal training and medically- They felt there is great diet advise but many aren’t sure how to start to exercise based training clients,” says Culjak. safely. Those with pre-existing health The new location is not the only conditions may have a fear of exercise or change. Results Physical Therapy of are not sure which exercises are best for Estes is now a self-pay clinic, except for their condition. They don’t want to get worker’s compensation. “We have dropped our contracts with private insur- injured on their mission to lose weight,” says Culjak. ance and Medicare. We want our conTo learn more about Results Physical tract to be with our patients, not with the Therapy of Estes and their new proinsurance company. The new norm for grams, they can be reached at (970) 586private insurances are high deductible 1754 or on the web at

Families For Estes Call For Proposals Call for proposals!! Families for Estes has $10,000 that we would like to give back to the Estes Park community. Our 3rd Annual Pumpkins and Pilsners fundraising event was a great success, and it is time to take the money raised and distribute it amongst projects that seek to enhance and improve educational and recreational opportunities for families in Estes Park. Potential projects must be supported by organizations or nonprofits that reside in or that directly serve the Estes Park community. The deadline for proposal submissions is Friday, February 10th. Please submit your proposals to with the following information: · Organization name and mission · Name of the project leader and contact information · One paragraph summarizing proposed project details and goals · Amount of funds requested · If you received money from Families

for Estes for a project in 2016, please note that you are welcome to re-apply, however we would like you to expand on how this project is growing or moving forward in a new way. Rewards will be subject to the number of applicants and the amount of funds requested. The Families for Estes board members will select five finalists. Finalists will be asked to conduct a brief presentation about their project at the Families for Estes meeting held on Monday, March 13th. Those selected to receive funding will be notified by March 31. Organizations that receive money from Families for Estes will be required to report back to us on the status of the use of the money and the state of the project. If you received money from Families for Estes for a project in 2016, please note that you are welcome to re-apply, however we would like you to expand on how this project is growing or moving forward in a new way.

Mountain Men Chorus Looking For A Few Good Men The Mountain Men Estes Park Men's Chorus is looking for a few (or more) good men. If you enjoy singing please join us for a rehearsal to see if we are a good fit for you. We are especially looking for those who sing in low places - that means basses, gentlemen. Rehearsals for the spring season begin on Monday, January 16, at noon, in the choir room of the Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies. Rehearsals last from one hour to one and one-half hours. No audition is required. Individual instruction will be provided for any singer requesting it. For questions or concerns call director Kasey Troutman at 970-480-5148.

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Estes Park Gun & Archery Club Annual Meeting The Estes Park Gun & Archery Club's annual meeting will be held on Thursday, January 19th. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. This years' meeting will be held at The Moose Lodge, 2200 Pratt South in Longmont, Colorado. The reason for this temporary change of venue is because of the Highway 34 closure at present and because more than half of the club's members live in the front range area. For those of us living in the Estes Park area, we suggest that you contact one another and perhaps car pool to the meeting. For updated news, please visit the Club's website

for more detailed information and directions to The Moose Lodge. The annual meeting is open to all past members and the public and as always, will have door prizes, refreshments of cookies, cake with hot and cold drinks being offered. At this meeting, the board will have a power-point presentation to show the many improvements and to celebrate the reopening of this wonderful outdoor range as well as improvements to take shape in the coming year. Everyone is welcome and we thank all of you for your continued support of the Estes Park Gun & Archery Club. See you there on the 19th.

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Results Of The Christmas Bird Count

The compiler for the 64th Rocky Mountain National Park/Estes Park Christmas Bird Count, Gary Matthews, reports finding a surprising number of species considering the frigidly cold day of December 14th. These results are reported to the National Audubon Society. So far the Audubon Society reports that 682 counts have been completed and a total of 16,686,079 birds were counted. In Estes Park we had 12 teams out in the field and 10 feeders being watched. John Amschler, Marlene Borneman, Patrick Colleran, Nancy Gobris, Ren Gobris, Susan Harris, Kathy Hornbein, Roy Powell, and Eric Schuette ventured out on foot or skis to cover hiking routes. Other field observers included Jane Bush, Bruce Davies, Kathleen Kase, Jeff Maugans, Sue Riffe, Sally and John Stevenson, Jim Thompson, Becky and Bill Urquhart, and Bill and Suzanne Wuerthel. The feeder watchers were Mary and Dave Born, Dick Coe, Dorothy Gibbs, Maria Grether, Sara and Linn Orris, Reenie Matthews,

Midori Miller, Scott and Susan Rashid, and Susan Ward. The temperatures hovered around -9 most of the morning (temperatures were as low as -19 at higher elevations) and this caused the birds to stay hunkered down and sheltered for the day. Even the feeder watchers reported seeing many fewer birds at their feeders. The lake was a different story; It was one of the few bodies of water in the area that was open and we observed 9 species of waterfowl. These included more than the usual number of Canada Geese and at least 15 of the much smaller Cackling Geese. In spite of the cold our count participants were undaunted and reported observing 2061 birds and 50 species. Surprisingly this is only 41 fewer birds than were seen last year. Four additional species were seen during the “count week” period bringing that weekly total to 54 species. The total number of birds is the lowest

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since 1994 but the 50 species is only one less than our average for the last 15 years of 51. There was only a single bird reported for 12 of the 50 species which is an indication of the superb effort of the participants to search out the birds. The largest number of individual birds for a single species was 302 for Dark-eyed Juncos, 240 for Canada Geese and 240 for Brown-capped Roy-Finches. In addition to the cold temperatures the huge loss of riparian areas along our streams and the build up of silt in the lake and ponds caused by the 2013 flood has had a dramatic affect on our bird population. A chart of the “Number of Bird Observed by Year” since 2001 shows the decline. Gary thanks the field observers and the feeder watchers for their annual dedicated efforts. A list of our total sightings by species follows. Canada Goose 240 Cackling Goose 15 Mallard 67 American Wigeon 1 Ring-necked Duck 3 Common Goldeneye 20 Bufflehead cw Hooded Merganser 1 Common Merganser 11 Wild Turkey 10 Bald Eagle 1 Cooper’s Hawk cw Northern Goshawk 1 Red-tailed Hawk 1 American Kestrel cw Herring Gull 1 Rock Pigeon 52 Eurasian Collared-Dove 30 Great Horned Owl cw Northern Pygmy-Owl 1

Belted Kingfisher 1 Downy Woodpecker 9 Hairy Woodpecker 19 Am. Three-toed Woodpecker 1 Northern Flicker 12 Northern Shrike 1 Gray Jay 2 Steller's Jay 41 Clark's Nutcracker 15 Black-billed Magpie 88 American Crow 143 Common Raven 66 Black-capped Chickadee 3 Mountain Chickadee 75 White-breasted Nuthatch 18 Red-breasted Nuthatch 2 Pygmy Nuthatch 173 Brown Creeper 2 American Dipper 1 Townsend's Solitaire 31 American Robin 14 American Tree Sparrow 2 Song Sparrow 1 Dark-eyed Junco, unid. 110 —Slate-colored 48 —White-winged 7 —Oregon 38 —Pink-sided 33 —Gray-headed 66 Red-winged Blackbird 14 —Gray-crowned 122 —Brown-capped 240 —Black 4 Cassin's Finch 10 House Finch 92 Red Crossbill 12 Pine Grosbeak 8 Pine Siskin 14 House Sparrow 68 Total 2061

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To The Editor: We live in the best town ever. The roads were plowed, and sidewalks cleared soon after our recent snow storm. We could get around comfortably and safely when we needed even though there was tons of snow. Compliments to the Town of Estes Park and their employees. Connie Dedon

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Carefree Living

January Is National Mentoring Month Do you want to help a child facing significant challenges succeed and make a real impact on your community? Join the most comprehensive one-to-one youth mentoring program in Northern Colorado (including Estes Park) today. By dedicating a year of mentoring, you can change the course of a child's life who is facing significant challenges in their personal, social, and academic lives. We depend on the support of compassionate, caring adults to continue providing meaningful and effective mentoring services to youth facing challenges. The number of youth in need of extra support is growing, and we consistently have youth waiting for mentors. We are always in need of positive adult role-models to volunteer as mentors. Our kids are ages seven to 17 years old with diverse interests and needs. We create partnerships based on shared interests, common values, and logistical preferences. Partners provides volunteers with training and support, as well as inclusion in a caring and active community. Partners Mentoring Youth in Estes Park has currently has eight (seven girls and

one boy) youth waiting for Community Based Senior Partners (mentors), and four (two girls and two boys) more youth in the process of being enrolled in our Community Based Program. Community Based Senior Partners develop longterm relationships with their Junior Partners, including them in everyday activities in the community and sharing their life with the youth. These partnerships spend an average of three hours a week together for a minimum of one year. Please consider being a mentor/Senior Partner now. Talk to your family and friends and encourage them to become a mentor too! Many thanks to all of our current Community Based Senior Partners, School Based Senior Partners, Activity Volunteers, and Advisory Council for making the Estes Park mentoring program the success that it is. Please contact Kathy Whitacre, Partners Mentoring Youth Program Coordinator at 970-577-9348 or Our website is at Our office is located at 600 S. Saint Vrain, Suite 2, Estes Park, CO 80517.

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2 bed/ 1.5 Bath home is close to downtown Estes Park, RMNP and just steps away from the golf course & walking/biking trail. Relax with friends on the deck off the living room, read a book on the upstairs balcony or stroll down to the 18 hole golf course for a round of golf. F/P in living room & detached storage. For those who want a cozy getaway, this is the place, without all the maintenance. 1121 Fairway Club Cr A2 $194,500

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Tour Guatemala

Join Estes Park residents Leonor and Jerry Kennell for a fascinating and beautiful tour of Guatemala, March 30 through April 11. The Kennells, in their role as volunteer ambassadors for SEMILLA Latin American Anabaptist Seminary, will serve as hosts for a tour that includes: • Boating across beautiful Lake Atitlan to the quant village of San Juan La Laguna. • Visits to coffee and weaving cooperatives. • An agricultural project to preserve and use native heirloom seeds in an indigenous Mayan village. • Market day in colorful Chichicastenango. • A day in Antigua, the first capital of Central America and a designated United Nations World Heritage City. • Lectures by professors on the history, culture and social issues of Guatemala and Central America.

And be a film star! The Kennells wrote a successful proposal, funded by Schowalter Foundation, to take Emmy nominated film producer Nick Mollé and his crew along to create new educational and promotional film for SEMILLA and its programs. The Kennells will hold a public information session about the tour, Thursday, January 26 at 7:00 p.m. in the Wasson Room at the Estes Valley Library. Interested persons should let the Kennells know by phone or text to (970) 217-6078 or email to The all-inclusive tour fee of $1,400 includes food, lodging and transportation, including to and from the airport in Guatemala City. Participants are responsible for their own arrangements and airfare to and from Guatemala City and should plan to arrive on March 30 and depart on April 11.

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Wilfried "Wilf" Rudolf Schulz January 31,1937-January 1, 2017 Wilfried "Wilf " Schulz was born to Reinhold and Minna Schulz in Marienwerder, Germany on January 31, 1937. He spent his formative years in Juterbog, Germany. During this time, he witnessed the Russian occupation of East Germany, and had many stories to share with family and friends about his life during and after WW2. While growing up, Wilf developed a love of all things mechanical, especially automobiles, which led him to enter an automotive repair apprenticeship at the age of 13. In 1953, he and his family escaped from East Germany to West Berlin, settling later that year in Hattingen Ruhr, West Germany. In West Germany, Wilf completed his apprenticeship and held jobs as a mechanic in coal mines and rail yards. During his youth, he enjoyed seeing American movies (especially Westerns). Sometime during this period, he decided that when he could, he would emigrate to the U.S. In 1956, he emigrated to Montreal, Canada, where he met his future spouse, Margaret. They married November 18, 1961 in Winnipeg, Canada. In 1962, the couple did emigrate to the U.S., settling in Pinewood Springs, Colorado in 1964, where he resided until his death. Wilf had a passion for automobiles, which culminated in him opening his own repair shop in 1968. He never saw a car he didn't like, but was especially fond of Mercedes and Chrysler products. Wilf was an avid skier, and was fond

of telling stories of how occupying Russian soldiers taught him to ski when he was a boy. He wanted to share his passion for skiing, so became a ski instructor in 1965 at Hidden Valley (Rocky Mountain National Park). After the permanent closure of Hidden Valley, Wilf taught at Loveland Ski Area and most recently at Eldora Mountain Resort. He became a member of Professional Ski Instructors of America in 1973, and remained a member until his death. He truly enjoyed the outdoors, and aside from skiing, enjoyed hunting, fishing, hiking, camping and water skiing. Above all, he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandkids. Wilf was preceded in death by his parents and stepmother, Frieda. He is survived by his wife Margaret, brothers Manfred, Siegfried, Lothar and Friedhelm, all of Germany. Stepsisters Ursula, Christl and Irmgard, also of Germany. He is also survived by his daughter Maureen Sowder, her husband Tracy and their daughter Briley, his son Michael and wife Shana, and granddaughters Megan, Tanya, Tara and Michaela. He also had many surviving cousins, nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at the Pinewood Springs Community Church Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 1:00 PM. In lieu of flowers the family would like a donation to crossroads Ministry or Children’s Hospital. To leave a message for the family visit please

Judy Schoonover Estes Park resident Judy Schoonover died at home Friday evening January 5, 2017. She was 61 years old. Judith Schoonover was born May 9, 1955 in Denver, CO. Her parents were John and Elinore (Gurley) Schoonover. Judy grew up in Elizabeth and attended from High School there. She was a Bookkeeper with Arapahoe Bookkeeping Services, serving clients all over the country. She moved to Estes Park a year ago from Bailey, CO. She is survived by 2 sons, Jesse Dietrich of Fort Collins, CO and John Dietrich and his wife Dana of Lyons, CO. She is also survived by a grandson Nate

Dietrich of Fort Collins, her Mother Elinore Schoonover of Kalispell, MT and Sister Ann Schoonover of Kalispell. She was preceded in death by her father, Brothers Brad, John and Mike and a daughter, Danielle. A memorial service will honor Judy’s life on Saturday January 14, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Howe Mortuary 439 Coffman St. in Longmont, CO. Memorial gifts may be made to schoonoveranddietrichfamily-732373 in care of Allnutt Funeral Service 1302 Graves Ave. Estes Park, CO 80517. See to send a message to Judy’s family.

Newcomer’s Reunion Dance

Old Newcomers and current Newcomers are invited to kick up your heels and join us for our annual winter dance! Past Newcomers are also invited. The dance will take place on Friday, January 20 from 7-10 pm at the beautiful Taharaa Mountain Lodge at 3110 S. St. Vrain Avenue. The Mountain Town Trio will again be performing their rock n' roll for our dancing pleasure! When you come, bring an appetizer, snack or dessert to share. Water and iced tea will be provided. Other drinks may be purchased at the bar. Advance registration is not necessary. $10.00 a person will be charged at the door. Carpooling is encouraged.

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Susan Moore Susan Kathleen Nesbitt Moore died in her home January 3, 2017 from complications related to lung cancer. She was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 12, 1936 to Dr. Robert Malcolm Nesbitt (b. Oxford, Wisconsin) and Sarah Esther McCaughey Nesbitt (b. Belfast, Ireland). In 1953, she went to Norway as an exchange student through the American Field Service, launching a passion for travel. Susan graduated from Wauwatosa High School in 1955, and Northwestern University with a BS in speech, 1959. Following college, she worked as research associate at the University of Chicago developing elementary school curricula, and then as an editor of children’s books at Science Research Associates, Chicago. In 1966, she married her best friend, Isaac Andrew (Andy) Moore with whom she raised a son and daughter, and avidly collected and dealt in antique toys. Together, she and Andy amassed a collection of antique still banks that launched a book project culminating in the publication of The Penny Bank Book – largely considered even to this day to be THE authority on these historical treasures. A few years after Andy died in 1986, Susan moved to Estes Park, Colorado largely due to her fond memories of vacationing at the YMCA of the Rockies every summer for 15 years of her children’s lives. In Estes, she volunteered as

an Ambassador with the Chamber of Commerce and local Visitor’s Bureau – welcoming visitors to the town and National Park, as well as the Rocky Mountain National Park, where she loved to work in the information office. Time spent in the national park with the flora and fauna led her to pursue a burgeoning passion for photography. For many years, she was a participating artist in photography at the Art Center of Estes Park. Following an illness in 2012, Susan moved to The Amsterdam, an independent living facility in Port Washington, NY where she made a new group of amazing friends, lovingly referred to as ‘the Irish Mafia.’ Susan is survived by: her son, Isaac Andrew Moore of Brooklyn, NY; her daughter, Sarah Kathleen Moore, sonin-law Richard Peter Kass, and granddaughter Ruby Parker Kass, Brooklyn, NY; step granddaughter, Sarah Elizabeth Kass Yeo, Baltimore, MD; step grandson, Andrew Harold Kass, Brooklyn, NY; her brother, Robert James Nesbitt, Los Angeles, CA; her closest friends in the whole world, Sally and David Egler, Macomb, IL; and her granddogs, Gracie and Muddy Waters, Brooklyn, NY. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Charles “Tom” Partridge Longtime resident Charles “Tom” Partridge died on January 3, 2017. He was 82 years old. Charles Thomas Partridge was born in Cornell, IL on January 27, 1934. He married Sallie Sweet on August 6, 1955 and recently celebrated their 61st anniversary in 2016. Tom earned his Bachelor’s degree in ac1 counting and finance from Millikin University Decatur, IL, in 1956. He was employed for 37 years as C a salesman and director of sales educaR tion by NCR Corporation. He was a member of the Estes Park Baptist Church and a faithful provider of his family. Tom served as a Deacon and Sunday School Teacher for the Church. He was an avid tennis player and fan.

Tom is survived by his wife Sallie of Estes Park, sons Michael Partridge (Amy) of Iowa City, IA and Scott Partridge (Kaye) of Las Flores, CA, daughters Sherry Shearron (Glover) of Westerville, OH and Cynthia Pearson (John) of Xenia, OH, three Grandchildren Kara, Kelli and Erin. Sister, Patricia Burkitt of Pontiac, IL, step grandchildren and step Great Grandchildren in Ohio and Florida. A memorial service will be held at Estes Park Baptist Church on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers the family requests a donation toCa favorite charity or the Estes S Park Baptist Church. S

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Bob Gallagher Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, friend, and Estes Park resident Bob Gallagher passed away, Wednesday, January 4, 2017… he was 83 years old. Robert William Gallagher was born October 14, 1933 in Philadelphia, PA to parents, Leslie and Evelyn Wallace Gallagher. Bob joined the United States Navy after High School, serving our country during the Korean Conflict from 1952 to 1956 as a Metalsmith on a Destroyer Escort Vessel. On June 19, 1954 he married Margaret Ruth Plag in Berlin, NJ who were then married for 62 years before his passing. Bob was a Iron Worker by trade and was a member of the Philadelphia Iron Workers Union for 35 years. He worked on commercial projects up and down the east coast, including the 1964/65 New York World’s Fair, and the renovations of the iconic and historic Market Street Retail District and Center City projects in Philadelphia, PA. After retirement, in 1989, the family moved from Lindenwold, NJ to Estes Park, CO. Here in Estes Park Bob was active in the Lions Club and at Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church, as a Charter Member and serving on the Building Committee. Bob enjoyed many activities including house boat vacations to Lake Powell with his good friends, as well as skiing,

camping, hiking, fishing, walking his dogs and travel both at home and abroad with family and friends. Bob was a skilled carpenter and had built the family home in New Jersey before tackling many new projects once moving to Estes Park. He is survived immediately by his wife Marge of Estes Park; daughter Dr. Kathleen Reims, and her husband Dr. Randolph Reims, of Lafayette; sons Bob, Jr. and Christian, both of Estes Park; and grandchildren Kevin & Colin Reims of Lafayette, Shayna Gallagher of Longmont and Connor Gallagher of Estes Park. Bob is also survived by a brother, Leslie Gallagher of Pine Hill, NJ and sister Arlene Killmer of Clayton, NJ. He was pre-deceased by brothers George and Raymond Gallagher; and sister Betty Edwards, all of New Jersey. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church, located at 2000 Ptarmigan Trail in Estes Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charitable organization of your choosing, or Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church, in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 1302 Graves Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517. Please see to send a message to Bob’s family.


Upper Thompson Sanitation District is accepting applications for a full-time Collection Systems OpP.O. Box 568 • Estes Park, CO 80517 erator. Minimum qualifications include a high school Pic 970486-4544 • Fax: 970486-1049 diploma or GED, mechanical aptitude and physical ability to lift up to 50 pounds. The successful candidate must acquire and maintain a valid State of Colorado Class B Commercial driver’s license and reside within a 30 minute response time of the Upper Thompson Sanitation District office, at posted speed limits. Upper Thompson Sanitation District is a drug and tobacco free work place. Prior to employment, the successful candidate is required to complete employment and substance screening, including a pre-placement physical and background investigation.

Operator starting pay is $17.00/hour in addition to a competitive employee benefit package, including health insurance and retirement.

The complete job description and employment applications are available online at, or at the District Administration office, 2196 Mall Road, M – F 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Applications may be returned to the Administration office, by email to, or by mail to: Upper Thompson Sanitation District; Attn: Todd Krula, Collections Superintendent; P.O. Box 568; Estes Park, CO 80517. Position open until filled.

Upper Thompson Sanitation District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Employment The White Orchid and liz & jo's in Estes Park is seeking an experienced Assistant Store Manager. Our philosophy is the guest experience will be enhanced when served by a knowledgeable, positive and confident team. Responsibilities: Work the sales floor with a customer service focus as part of a sales team or independently. Assist the manager in the consistent performance of daily operational tasks with marked attention to detail. Assist in customer service training, product knowledge and inventory awareness. Proven ability to create attractive presentations. Maintain an efficient and effective store inventory. Assist with customer events and outreach. Above all understand that the growth goals and success of the company is predicated upon the creation of an outstanding and unforgettable customer experience. Qualifications: Minimum of 1 year employment in a clothing retail store. Excellent interpersonal skills in communicating with customers and co-workers. Experience in leading by example. Demonstrate that you are a “style” expert by “dressing the part”. Proficient in Windows PC environment, including Internet, email and various office management tools, I.e., Google Docs, One Drive and Drop box. POS software experience including reporting and data base management is helpful. The successful candidate will bring a sense of humor and calm demeanor. Please submit your resume to The White Orchid in person at 344 E. Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park or email to

VISITING ANGELS is coming to Estes Park! HIRING


Server for Moon Kats, 205 Park Lane, Estes Park. Looking for team oriented staff member to serve in a multi faceted small operation. Year round position, no nights. Good opportunity for right person. Send resume or contact information for interviews. 303-437-9514 ESTES PARK SCHOOL DISTRICT R-3 Head Custodian

Estes Park School District R-3 is accepting applications for two full-time, year-round HEAD CUSTODIAL positions. Salary range is $13.53 to $15.31 per hour, with benefits. The successful candidate must be able to pass a drug test, background check, and physical demands/lift test. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, eligible to work in the U.S., and possess a high school diploma or GED.

Apply online at Only online applications are accepted. Position open until filled. Contact Dave Coleson with questions: 970-586-5321 ext 3401. Estes Park School District R-3 Is An Equal Opportunity Employer

Hochstetler Resorts HOUSEKEEPERS NEEDED Year Around Or Seasonal

For more information & to apply please contact Claudia at (970) 412-6618

to work all shifts.$12 /hr Must be able to pass background, MVR check and drug screen. 970-577-1870 or email


Housekeeper needed. River Spruce Cabins. Permanent position. $15 hr. 20 hours a week guaranteed. Call 970-586-4543 or email for more information

Conference Setup & Services Crew Leader Supervise Crew members and inspect quality Maintain stock of supply rooms Operate Carpet Cleaning Equipment Must have valid driver’s license Year-round, Benefits, $12/hr


Vacasa is hiring a Business Development Representative to support growth in our Estes Park market. Must be self motivated and have strong communication skills. Benefits include: health/vision/dental, matching 401k, vacation time, sick time, etc. To apply, please submit an application at


for this charming and family owned 10 room inn for 30 years. The job includes a cute apartment and all utilities are paid. the staff work for together and often eat together because we are an inn family. We are extremely picky in choosing our staff and if you are picky and have pride in your work then this may be a fit for both of us . I'm not describing the job because the person I hire already knows how to do and do it right . ..if this does not work for you, tell others because this could be their “dream job”

2 years food service experience Strong Leadership skills to oversee staff Assist with menu preparation Must have valid driver’s license AM or PM, Year-round, Benefits, $13-14/hr

Dining Room Manager 1 year of dining presentation experience Supervise up to 30 staff per shift Maintain a neat & clean dining area Maintain food safety practices Year-round, Benefits, $13-14/hr

General Maintenance Tech. Complete minor repairs to plumbing, heating, electrical, carpentry Plan projects and requisitions appropriate materials Experience in road plowing/sanding preferred Must have valid driver’s license Year-round, Benefits, $13-15/hr

Youth Program Director BA in Recreation, Elementary, Early Childhood, or Related degree 2 years leading staff in camp setting Working knowledge of ACA Standards and Certs. (Must be 25 years old) Maintain ACA Accreditation and Colorado State Licensing for youth programs Must have valid driver’s license Year-round, Benefits,

Postings & applications are on our website: (970) 586-3341 x1032


Become part of a quality oriented team at Estes Park Medical Center. Med/Surg Certified Nurse Aid - PRN Surgical Services Surgical RN – Full Time

Quality Director of Quality – Full Time

Patient Financial Services Hospital Billing Specialist – Full Time Prospect Park Living Center Director of Nursing – Full Time Activities Assistant – PRN Registered Nurse – Full Time Days and Nights Certified Nurse Aid – Full Time Days and Nights

Dietary and Environmental Services Dietary Aide – PRN Housekeeper – Part Time Send cover letter and resume to or visit our website at and fill out an application. EPMC offers competitive wages and benefits. Equal Opportunity Employer


for Real Estate Office Part-time permanent position 2 days a week Gen'l office duties incl. phones, greeting clients, proficient with Word, Xcel


Apply in person at True Value 461 E Wonderview Avenue Upper Stanley Village

Send resume to: Range Realty, Ltd., PO Box 1604, Estes Park, CO 80517 or email to:

Immediate Openings for Maintenance Positions Are you looking for immediate part-time employment this winter, and a possibility to continue throughout the summer season? The EVRPD has immediate openings for part-time seasonal maintenance workers to assist with the winter’s property maintenance-related duties at the Estes Park Campground at Mary’s Lake and The Estes Park Campground at East Portal. This position requires the ability to perform a variety of routine and skilled maintenance, construction, custodial, and repair activities involving campground buildings, grounds, tent sites, and equipment. No previous experience is required. Pay Range: $11.00 - $15.00/hour; benefits include employee discounts at all District facilities. Applications and complete job descriptions may be obtained from our website at or from the EVRPD Administration Office at 690 Big Thompson Avenue. Submit applications to: Estes Valley Recreation and Park District, Attention HR; P.O. Box 1379, Estes Park, CO 80517, or email employee application to

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Employment JOIN OUR TEAM! The Town of Estes Park is accepting applications for:

Document Technician Utilities Department Hiring Range $18.01 - $21.16 per hour Non-Exempt Position Close Date: Jan. 20, 2017

Journey Lineworker

Light & Power/Utilities Department Hiring Range $37.68 – $40.51 per hour Non-Exempt Position Close Date: February 6, 2017

Police Officer I

Police Department Hiring Range $25.85 – $28.44 per hour Non-Exempt Position Close Date: Open Until Filled (Town employment application required)

Applications are available at: Town Hall 170 MacGregor Ave. Room 130 (Mon-Fri 8 am – 5 pm) or jobs Return Application to: Town of Estes Park, Attn: HR PO Box 1200, Estes Park, CO 80517; or Fax 970-577-4770

Help us Help Others Become a CAREGiver

There’s never been a better time to reach out to those in need. We’re seeking quality people who wish to make a difference by helping seniors in their homes. Flexible schedules. No certification required. Training and support provided. Sign on Bonus for Estes Park area!

Apply online to Or call Eleni Bergquist for more information (970) 494-0289 Web Brochure:

The status of applications will be communicated via e-mail. By choice, the

Town of Estes Park is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Diamond Resorts Management, Inc.

Year Round Positions Full Time & Part TIme

Housekeeping Front Desk

Diamond Resorts International® The Historic Crags Lodge We offer: • Competitive pay and benefits • Fun and exciting work environment Apply in person at: 300 Riverside Drive, Estes Park, CO 80517 Equal Opportunity Employer


Check Out Our Current Openings…. • Dining services - wait staff • Assisted Living Medication Aides NEW MINIMUM WAGE STARTING AT $13.50

Jobs posted 1/9/17-1/20/17 All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Do you love sports? JOIN OUR TEAM! The EVRPD is looking for Site Supervisors and Basketball/Volleyball Sports Officials! We are looking for part-time Youth and Adult Sports Officials that love the game of basketball and/or volleyball! Positions are responsible for officiating games by utilizing current rules and regulations applying to the specific sport. Youth Sports Officials $12.00 - $25.00, Adult Sports Officials $17.00 - $25.00 per game/contest Immediate openings for part-time Site Supervisors! This position is responsible for the supervision of officials,coaches, volunteers, participants, the public, and recreation equipment in EVRPD indoor and outdoor recreation facilities and the EPSDR-3 used facilities. Salary range: $12 - $15/hr. All positions have flexible seasonal schedules, and may work evenings and/or occasional weekends depending on game schedules. All positions are open until filled. Applications and complete job descriptions may be obtained from our website at or from the EVRPD Administration Office at 690 Big Thompson Avenue. Please submit employment applications to: Estes Valley Recreation and Park District, Attention HR; P.O. Box 1379, Estes Park, CO 80517, or email employee application to

Receptionist needed at busy Estes Park spa. Spa etiquette, professionalism, friendliness, and ability to multi-task are a must. Please email resumes

Estes Park & Mason St., Fort Collins Locations Now Hiring:


Experience preferred but will train.

Email Danny at:




Modern Downtown Studio $800/Month - 1 Year Lease. Single Occupant, NS/NP, Quiet Living (970) 481-1932

Adorable dollhouse apartment. $1,000/mo, 1 BDR, 1 BA, W/D. Available Jan 1. N/S, N/P. Call 760855-7594

Commercial Rentals Commercial space for rent. 1050 sq ft. Good parking, overhead garage door & office w/ bathroom. $1300/mo + Util Call 970-290-4488

SERVICES Home Repair/Service


River Front Office space/rooms. Multiple available. 970-586-1700

02 cad eldorado fw dr car fax great con 102k mi 5k mi since 1/15 74yr old Room/Roommate seller all opt. fresh oil change new battery 970 Furnished BR available im- 577 9921 mediately in shared space. 2 BR’s available Feb 6th. 1986 Chevrolet Sprint Low miles , front wheel Serene, quiet, tidy, drive, hatchback. runs well, near town. $600/mo 970-646-6714 patience- idles poorly. $600 call 586-1968

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Beautiful, furn. 3 br/2 ba home. No smoking, no pets, 2 car max.$2,000/month JanFeb only. 970-214-7319

Cleaning Experienced Cleaning Lady 12 years in Estes. $15/hr. 2 or 4 hours, once or twice monthly. All supplies furnished First rate refs. 577-7059.

HOLMES LOG WORKS 970-586-9168 Log and Metal Railing, Deck Additions, Log Benches, Gates, Mantels & Accents


Tax Refund Advance up to $1200.00 when you have your taxes prepared at Accountants Cabin, LLC. File today, get paid today! No credit check Call Angela 970-231-8458

Piano Tuning Susan Novy, local piano tuner. Call for appt. 577-1755

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VISITING ANGELS is coming to Estes Park! HIRING CAREGIVERS to work all shifts.$12 /hr Must be able to pass background, MVR check and drug screen. 970-577-1870 Join a private group of or email kmiddleton@vis- local travelers on an venturous Grand Tour of Spain, 14 days from April 21, 2018. Experience culture, history, and cuisine, all with a Spanish accent. From the museums of Certified pet first aid inMadrid to the Costa del structor and former vet Sol, Spain is always “on!� asst., bonded and insured, This tour also visits providing excellent care for Seville, Granada, vacation pet sitting or daily Barcelona & more. $2909 dog walks. Renee, 970Coordinator with 17 yrs. 232-6231 www.heartcenexperience; ask my ences about their amazing adventures on my tours. Jackson of All Trades is available, call Susan at 970.227.9842

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970-586-3333 Christian Collinet Broker/Owner 970-231-8570 Ellen Benes Marketing Coordinator Brad Barnett Broker Assoc. 970-212-6780 Jeremy Collinet Broker Assoc. 970-302-1850 Julia Daley Broker Assoc. 720-937-0806 Sue Magnuson GRI, Broker. Assoc. 970-214-0319

The Ultimate Rocky Mountain Retreat

Judy Nystrom GRI, Broker. Assoc. 303-506-5466 Glinda Doyle Assistant to Judy Nystrom Kim Sandell Client Liaison Lori Smith Broker Assoc. 970-232-5511 Jack Smith Broker Assoc. 970-231-7327 Tom Thomas Broker Assoc. 970-481-3619

Private but close to Town


Tour Views of Lake Estes & Longs Peak welcome you to this magnificent 2.3/acre locale. The utmost in privacy within the heart of town. Full-log home of 4742sf w/ soaring great room, maple & granite kitchen & 5 bedrooms including a luxurious master suite. Featuring a loft-rec room, amazing home theatre, wine cellar & central air . Spacious outdoor living areas to relax or entertain. $1,595,000

Premiere Park View Lane building site, close to town but feels like a world away. Enjoy privacy and views from this 1.37 acre lot located atop the iconic Park View neighborhood above downtown Estes Park. Easybuild site for your dream home with all city utilities and 270-degree views from the northern snow caps, to The Stanley Hotel and Lumpy Ridge. $299,000 335 Park View


Riverfront Home • 3 Bedroom/ 3 Bathroom • Main Level Master Suite • Stone Fireplace & Vaulted Ceilings • Lower Level Family/Rec Room • Double Lot right on the River $695,000 2331 Aspen Brook

Panoramic Views at The Reserve • 1.2 Acre lot in the Reserve • Surrounded on 3 Sides by Open Space • Paved Streets and City utilities • 360- degree Mountain Views • Level Lot Perfect for Building $369,000 Lot 28 Deer Path Court


Arapaho Estates • 1.27 Acre Lot • Private cul de sac Location • Overlooking Wetlands • Natural Treed Landscape • Perfect for Building $198,000 201 Cherokee Ct

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Immaculate Home & Incredible Views! • Fantastic mountain views • 4 Bedroom/3 Bathroom Craftsman style • Level .8 acre site • Open floor plan w/hardwood floors • Fenced yard with heated pavilion $669,500 1759 High Pine Drive

Just, perfect... • 6 Bedroom/ 5 Bathroom • Fine Finishes Throughout • Expansive Views • 4.65 Acre Site • Beautifully Landscaped $1,450,000

Welcome to Mountain Meadow

New Construction • 3 Bedrooms/2.5 Bathrooms • Main Level Living w/spacious Great Room • Minutes to RMNP & Downtown Estes Park • Hardwood Flooring & Stone Countertops • Stainless Appliances $595,000 Lot 10 Ypsilon Circle

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Privacy in the Retreat • 3.44 Acres • Graded Driveway to Home Site • Mature Trees and Rock Outcroppings • Site Plan and Sewer Design Available • Ready for your Dream Home! $99,000 900 Bulwark Ridge Drive

View and Solitude! • 716sf guest house • All new windows & blinds • New flooring & kitchen cabinets • Secure fenced yard • Lower level theatre & guest suite $895,000 379 Little Beaver Drive

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