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October 11, 2019

Fun For The Whole Family!

This 6th Annual Super Fun Fall Festival is this Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. in Bond Park with activities and entertainment for all ages. Buy a perfect pumpkin, enjoy live music, and craft beers from our local breweries. There will be food trucks with tasty treats. This event is a fundraiser to benefit Estes Park Education Foundation. See pages 14, 21 and 22.

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Platte River Seeks More Solar Power RFP issued for 150 MW of additional solar generating capacity On behalf of its four owner communities, Platte River Power Authority issued a request for proposals (RFP) for up to 150 megawatts of additional photovoltaic electric generating capacity. Under the terms of the RFP, Platte River seeks to add the noncarbon generating capacity no later than Dec. 31, 2023, when current tax credits are scheduled to end, and receive power from the installation under a 15- to 25year power purchase agreement (PPA). The new solar facility will need to connect to Platte River’s transmission system in northern Colorado or substations located near any of its four owner communities of Estes Park, Fort Collins, Longmont or Loveland. “Additional solar power is critical to diversifying our energy mix,” said Jason Frisbie, general manager and CEO of Platte River. “This project represents another significant step toward our longterm goal of providing our communities with 100% noncarbon energy.” Platte River currently receives energy

from a 30 MW solar installation at the Rawhide Energy Station, which contributes to approximately 30% of the noncarbon energy delivered by Platte River to its owner communities. Another 22 MW of solar capacity, along with battery storage, will be added at Rawhide in 2020, and 225 MW of new wind power capacity will be built in southern Wyoming, with its output delivered to Rawhide. Interested bidders are asked to deliver their RFPs to Platte River by Oct. 25, 2019. Depending on viability, Platte River may announce a winning bidder by the end of the year. A copy of the RFP can be found on Platte River’s website. Platte River Power Authority is a notfor-profit wholesale electricity generation and transmission provider that delivers safe, reliable, environmentally responsible and financially sustainable energy and services to its owner communities of Estes Park, Fort Collins, Longmont and Loveland, Colorado for delivery to their utility customers.

Community Members Invited To Trustee Talk October 16 7,700 copies were printed this week, and distributed FREE to hundreds of Estes Valley locations including Allenspark, Glen Haven & Lyons.

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The Estes Park Town Board of Trustees invites community members to join Trustees Eric Blackhurst and Patrick Martchink for a Trustee Talk Wednesday, October 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Town Board Room of Town Hall, 170 MacGregor Ave. This is an opportunity for community members to discuss local issues with members of the board in an informal setting.

Estes Park Wins America In Bloom Award Top honors for the prestigious 2019 America in Bloom National Awards Program were announced at the annual symposium and awards celebration held in St. Charles, Illinois on October 5. Estes Park was the winner of the 10,000-12,000 population category. Other communities in that population category were Coshocton, OH; Lawrenceburg, KY; and Yazoo City, MS. Estes Valley also received special recognition for its flowers. Douglas Airhart & Melanie Riggs, AIB judges, spent two days in the summer touring the community, meeting municipal officials, residents, and volunteers. All participants were evaluated on seven criteria: overall impression, community vitality, environmental efforts, heritage celebration, urban forestry, landscaped areas, and flowers. Additionally, they were judged on their community involvement across municipal, residential, and commercial sectors. America in Bloom is the only national awards program that sends specially trained judges to personally visit participants. In addition, each participant receives a detailed written evaluation that can be used as a guide to future im-

provements. America in Bloom executive director, Laura Kunkle, said, “America in Bloom is helping communities of all sizes achieve their potential. Every year our participants raise the bar, and the accomplishments and progress shown by this year's group is remarkable. These are, without a doubt, some of the best places to live and visit.” To date, more than 260 communities from 43 states have participated in the program and more than 22 million people have been touched by it. Registrations for the 2020 national awards program can be submitted until February 28, 2020. Eligible participants include towns, cities, college and university campuses, business districts, military installations, and recognized neighborhoods of large cities. America in Bloom is an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting nationwide beautification programs and personal and community involvement through the use of flowers, plants, trees, and other environmental and lifestyle enhancements. America in Bloom provides educational programs, resources, and the challenge of a friendly competition between partici-

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Catch The Glow Parade Seeks Floats, Volunteers And Sponsors

Courtesy photos The Town of Estes Park's Events staff needs community support to put on the brightest event of the year - the Catch the Glow Parade. They are calling for float entries, volunteers and sponsors for this annual, beloved community event. Preparations are already underway for the 2019 parade, which will proceed east along Elkhorn Avenue beginning at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29 -- the evening after Thanksgiving. Floats for nonprofit organizations needed Spotlight the critical work of your nonprofit organization by providing a decorated, lighted float! Float applications are available at Applications are due by Nov. 1. There is no fee for nonprofits to participate. Volunteer opportunities An event like this can't happen without volunteer help. Participate in parade-day activities, preparation and breakdown. Opportunities include: Volunteer to be a costumed character! Stroll the downtown streets, brings smiles to children's faces, and visit

sponsoring businesses. Costumes are provided and help is needed Friday, Nov. 29, from noon until 4 p.m. Volunteer to be a costumed character on a float during the parade. Travel down Elkhorn Avenue on a creative masterpiece while waving to spectators and friends. Float sponsorship opportunities Businesses can give back to the community and have their names displayed in lights. Sponsoring businesses are recognized on float banners, with a number of opportunities and commitment levels. For more information on any of these opportunities, please contact the Events Department at 970-586-6104 or

EVFPD firefighters generally respond • Emergency medical (assist to medical calls in their personal vehiEPH): 4 cles, allowing for a faster response. On • Motor Vehicle Crash: 2 other incidents, firefighters respond to a • Detector/Alarm: 7 fire station to respond in department ap• Fire: 2 paratus with specialized equipment. • Water Rescue: 1 During the week of September 29, the • Odor Investigation: 1 Estes Valley Fire Protection District (EVFPD) responded to 9 calls for serv- • Assists: 2 Estes Valley Fire ice. This included:

MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE ESTES VALLEY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT NOTICE OF PROPOSED BUDGET Notice is hereby given that a proposed budget has been submitted to the Board of Directors of the Estes Valley Fire Protection District for the ensuing year of 2020. A copy of the proposed budget will be open for public inspection in the office of the District, 901 N. Saint Vrain Ave., Estes Park, Colorado. The proposed budget will be considered at a meeting of the Board of Directors to be held at the Dannels Fire Station, 901 N. Saint

Vrain Ave., Estes Park, Colorado, on October 16, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. Any interested elector within the District may inspect the proposed budget and file or register any written objections thereto at any time prior to the final adoption of the budget. First notice: October 11, 2019 ESTES VALLEY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT Erika Goetz, Recording Secretary

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SDA Honors Ronald Duell From The Upper Thompson Sanitation District With A “Years Of Dedicated Service Award” In recognition of nearly four decades of 1982, he was heavily involved with emergency sewer repair work resulting serving the local community, Ronald Duell from the Upper Thompson Sanita- from the Lawn Lake Flood. Years later, as a Board member for the District, Mr. tion District has been presented with a “Years of Dedicated Service Award” from Duell’s valuable experience, historical knowledge, and insight the Special District Ashelped guide the District sociation of Colorado. through emergency repairs The Special District when the devastating 2013 Association of Colfloodwaters damaged miles orado (SDA) recogof District sewer system. nized Mr. Duell at the Mr. Duell has also played a SDA Annual Awards key role in retiring multiple Luncheon as part of the bonds and acquiring propSDA Annual Confererty on which to build a new ence which was held wastewater treatment facilSeptember 18-20 in ity, a project that will allow Keystone, Colorado. the District to serve the Mr. Duell began community for the next 50 working at the Upper years and beyond. Mr. Duell Ronald Duell Thompson Sanitation advises on critical issues, District in 1979 as the Superintendent of shares his knowledge, and never waivers the Collection Department. In 1989, he from what is ultimately best for the Diswas promoted to District Manager and served in that role until his retirement in trict and its customers. Ann Terry, SDA’s Executive Director, 2002. In 2010, Mr. Duell was appointed was thrilled to recognize the exceptional to the Board of Directors, and he has work of Mr. Duell. “Ronald is a very deserved continuously on the Board since serving winner of this award, and we are then. As District Manager, Mr. Duell pleased for the opportunity to honor spearheaded multiple infrastructure projects; eliminated debt; fostered strong him and the extraordinary contributions relationships with customers and munic- he has made to his district.” ipal partners; and developed an outAbout the Special District Association of standing staff and business culture. He Colorado-The Special District Association was also awarded SDA’s Distinguished of Colorado (SDA) is a statewide memManager Award in 2000. In his role as a bership organization created in 1975 to Board member, Mr. Duell’s continued serve the interests of the special district contribution to the District’s long-term form of local government in Colorado. strategic plan to provide exceptional Special districts fill a vital role in providwastewater service to the Estes Valley is ing many of the basic services and public invaluable due to his knowledge of needs of the people of Colorado, including wastewater collection and treatment as fire and rescue services; water and wastewell as his institutional familiarity with water treatment and delivery; parks and the District’s infrastructure. recreation amenities; hospitals; libraries; During his tenure as both District Man- and cemeteries. SDA has close to 2,050 district members and over 300 associate ager and Board member, Mr. Duell members. helped lead the District through significant losses from two historical floods. In

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Cultural Considerations In Conflict Resolution October is Conflict Resolution Month. To better equip citizens in resolving conflict, Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership will address different aspects of conflict and give helpful ideas and resources regarding conflict management through weekly articles. Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership offers two free processes to assist citizens of the Estes Valley in conflict resolution. These are Denise Lord Restorative Community Mediation and Facilitated Conversations. For more information regarding conflict resolution contact Denise Lord, Manager and Executive Director of Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership at or 970-577-3829.

ence, and my same behavior would have been perceived as disrespectful and defiant. In this situation, it is easy to see that a behavior that may look disrespectful to one party could be seen as a sign of respect to another. And it can be easily mistaken if we assume. So how can we make sense of these things if the same behavior can have multiple interpretations? By asking questions, noticing undertones, paying attention to what is being said and what body language is communicating, we can get a better sense of where there is a clash and where there is alignment. We can notice if the language of words or body reflect something else, or if the intonation suggests something different. And by examining these things, we can also begin to see whether or not the disparity is keeping us from being able to By: Denise Lord, Manager and Executive move forward, or if it is creating an inviDirector of Estes Valley Restorative Justice tation to lean in and work together to Partnership sort out a misunderstanding, address When in conflict, it can be easy to asconcerns and ease tensions. sume that the other person is coming to What is culturally acceptable to one the table with similar background, might feel unacceptable to another. And knowledge, values and beliefs -- espeif we look beyond our own cultural cially around the situation that created norms to notice how they influence our the conflict. We have some sense of our ability to relate, we can begin to underexperience and we know it to be true. It stand our implicit associations and how is hard to imagine someone coming to they play into our view of conflict, the the table with a completely different way we engage with it and our commustory, especially if it challenges our own nication with one another. Our own exexperience. Yet, we tend to make asperiences have shaped biases and besumptions when we are unable to see liefs, and while it is easy to think our perspectives beyond our own. And while way is the best way or the right way, if we so easily identify ourselves as unique the other party has that same view, we individuals, we often fail to do the same will be stymied. If the goal is to confor others. vince another that we are right, we will When thinking about assumptions, it certainly not be able to meet anyone’s brings to mind the adage that suggests needs. By raising conflict constructively, we do everything we can not to assume, we can consider what a meaningful outbecause it makes (if the letters are sepacome would look like to both parties. rated) a not so pleasant association (I’ll And we can utilize dialogue as a means let you read between the lines) of “u” to find out what matters, build bridges and “me.” How we show up and how an- where there could be connections, and other party shows up is bound to vary. It move toward a mutually agreeable resocan be helpful to remember that we are lution – changing how we view, step not showing up the way we are as a per- into and resolve conflict. sonal reflection of the individual with Just as we have things that define us, whom we are in conflict. Just as we need we need to remember that the other to remember that the way the other per- person does too. If we are unwilling to son shows up and participates is about let those pieces of ourselves go, it is unthem, rather than us. fair to ask the other person to do so. Growing up, I was taught to look peoFinding common ground, valuing difple in the eyes to show that I was paying ference and being willing to explore attention and to signal respect. While what a conversation could look like that worked for me in the culture I was opens up the door to a better underraised, there are many places where the standing -- not just in one particular ciropposite is true. In some cultures, to cumstance, but in all our future interaclook down is a sign of respect and defer- tions.

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This Week In Mrs. Walsh's Garden Woods or wild rose, Rosa woodsii, is a prickly, 1' to 5' tall, native shrub with single, pink, fragrant, spring flowers in clusters of 2-4. The bright red fruit (hips), are persistent, providing much winter interest in the landscape. The fruits, a good source of energy and protein, are eaten by birds, squirrels, deer, coyotes, and bears. The pinnately compound leaves have 3-7 leaflets that turn shades of orange, yel-

low and red in the fall. Typically found growing on dry hillsides, its rhizomatous growth habit may be problematical in a garden situation. It is named for Joseph Woods, 1776-1864, an early English student of roses. Mrs. Walsh's Garden is located on West Elkhorn Avenue, across the street from Performance Park. Admission is free and it is open from dawn to dusk.

Town Encourages Public Participation In Budget Process The Estes Park Town Board will review the proposed 2020 Town budget during study sessions and public hearings in October and November. Study sessions are scheduled for Fridays Oct. 18 and Oct. 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Town Board Room of Town Hall, 170 MacGregor Avenue. Public hearings on the budget take place during the Nov. 12 and Nov. 26 Town Board meetings with final adoption anticipated on Nov 26. The public is encouraged to attend and comment at these public hearings, which take place at 7 p.m. in the Town Board Room. The public is encouraged to attend the study sessions, although public comment is not part of the process until the Nov. 12 and Nov. 26 Town Board meetings. Each October study session will include presentations on different funds within the Town government. The Oct. 18 study session will focus on the Capital Improvement Plan, a General Budget overview including employment compensation and benefits, Power & Communications, Water, Information System Technology Fund, Legislative, Judicial, Town Attorney, Town Administrator's Office, Human Resources and Benefits, Finance, Museum, Community Services including the Visitor Center and Events, and Fleet Maintenance. The Oct. 25 study session will focus on Outside Entity Base Funding, Community Development, Police, Facilities, Parks, Open Space Fund, Conservation Trust Fund, Streets, Engineering, Streets Improvement Fund, Community Reinvestment Fund, Trails Fund, Transit, Parking, Community Center Fund, Vehicle Replacement Fund, Transfers, and the overall Budget Summary. Each year, the process begins with creating a budget schedule early in the year, usually March or April. Next, departments begin to review their budgets and potential needs for the following year.

Strategic planning meetings are held in June with the Mayor and Board of Trustees to determine priorities and give guidance in budget preparation. The Departments then prepare their base budget requests along with service proposal change request forms with the Strategic Plan in mind and submit to the Finance Director. A base budget is then prepared with no operational changes as a starting point for the budget. Then departments rank the service proposal change request forms for the entire General Fund, identifying changes they would like to submit to the Town Administrator for consideration. The Town Administrator, working with the Finance Director, then identifies the changes to be included in the recommended budget. The Finance Director then prepares the proposed budget to be reviewed with the Town Board during the October budget study sessions. After the budget is approved in November, it is printed and submitted to the State of Colorado by the end of January. The budget process requires Town staff and its elected Town Board to make difficult decisions to balance the Town's limited revenues with the cost of providing its core services, as well as to consider the ever-growing demand for expanded public services. Although fewer than 6,500 residents live within Town limits, millions of guests also rely on the Town's services. Instead of property taxes, which are kept low for its residents, sales taxes drive the Town's General Fund revenue so that visitors share the tax burden and support services like streets maintenance, parks, police services and many more. Town of Estes Park financial information, including budgets and the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, are available at For more information, please call the Finance Department at 970-577-3560.

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Estes Park Archives In 2014, Janet Jewell received a beautiful Christmas card from a cousin. The card, expressing warm wishes for the season, contained three vintage newspaper clippings dated September 1923. The articles described a trip Janet’s grandfather, Ira Augustine Wells, took that year throughout much of Colorado. Mr. Wells had been sent by the Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Railroad as a special photographer to accompany the well-known writer and lecturer Emma Tolman East. The two were to gather materials for the publication of a popular Rock Island travel pamphlet titled “Under the Turquoise Sky.” These two special employees received from their boss, L.M. Allen, an ambitious three-week traveling itinerary. They ventured to Denver, which was then featured as “the gateway” to the local Denver Mountain Parks region and the more remote Rocky Mountain National Park. Mr. Wells and Ms. East also wandered throughout the Pikes Peak country, including Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, and points of interest west of Ute Pass. The two also journeyed to Pueblo – the “natural gateway” to the San Isabel forest with lands extending to the Colorado and New Mexico borders. Finally, they visited the more isolated Gunnison country, as well as Alamosa, Silverton, Ouray, Durango, Canon City, Glenwood Springs, and Grand Junction. As Janet states, “When I read all of this enlightening information I was thrilled, because in 1973, when I was just 23 years old, Grandfather Wells had given me a stack of vintage photo negatives. I flashed back in time – Grandfather was 87 years old when he fished them out of a special box and proudly nested them in

my hands.” “He wanted me to have them, because I had recently moved to Colorado, ” she continued. “He thought I might enjoy them even though they were unmarked. I remember carefully putting them away and making a solemn promise to myself to someday uncover the collection’s essence – the story of the images resting in the natural murkiness of each photonegative.” “At that time, I never dreamed it would take me over forty years to take the investigative journey. The three neatlyfolded Christmas clippings became my “Rosetta Stone” to unravel the mysteries behind the Wells collection. That quest for discovery led me to Estes Park, where my grandfather took many of his photos. I have managed to identify many historic spots where he took pictures, but others remain a mystery.” It is Janet’s hope that current Coloradoans can render help in identifying some of the unknown images that remain a mystery. You don’t necessarily need to be a long-time Estes Park resident or avid Colorado traveler – the view may be familiar because it is a rock formation in your backyard, or an unidentified individual may be your own relative. To that end, Janet Jewell will share already-identified and still-unidentified Estes Park and Colorado negatives from her grandfather’s 1923 collection on Saturday, October 12 at “Ten Letters” on 240 Moraine Avenue. The one-hour program is free, and begins promptly at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome, including remaining summer residents and firsttime visitors. No reservations are required. Please call 586-4889 for additional information.

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Larimer County Election And Ballot Updates Larimer County will begin mailing ballots the week of October 14th for the November 5, 2019, Coordinated Election. If you do not receive your ballot by October 21st, contact the Larimer County Elections Office at 970-498-7820. Please vote your mail ballot! Between now and 7 p.m. on Election Day, November 5th, Estes Park voters can either use the US Postal Service to mail in their voted ballot (one First Class stamp is sufficient) or drop off their voted ballot in the 24-hour drop box behind the Estes Park Vehicle Licensing Branch Office located at 1601 Brodie Avenue. There are additional options for ballot drop off throughout Larimer County as well. The Larimer County Clerk must receive ballots by 7 p.m. on Election Day for your vote to be counted. Postmark does not count as a received date. If you

mail your ballot, be sure to do so no later than October 28th to ensure receipt by November 5th. For additional assistance, citizens can visit the Estes Park Voter Service and Polling Center (VSPC) which has moved this year and is now located in the Estes Valley Community Center at 660 Community Drive. Citizens can visit any VSPC in Larimer County to utilize ADAaccessible voting machines, drop off a voted ballot, obtain a replacement ballot, submit a change of address, or register and vote. For a complete list of ballot drop-off locations and times, as well as the open dates and hours of the VSPCs throughout Larimer County, check the voter instructions included in your ballot packet or visit Value your voting privilege and vote early if you can!



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Register To Be Part Of 2019 Creative Colorado TableSettings Whether it’s a family treasure or a thrift-store discovery, tableware stirs the imagination. Celebrating the creative ways to display these items—whether vintage or contemporary, formal or informal—has been the inspiration behind a special competition that is now entering its fourth year on the Estes Park scene. This year’s event will take place November 16 and 17 in the beautiful setting of the Manor House at the Stanley Hotel. More than just a fundraiser, the Colorado TableSettings Competition is a stunning visual celebration that provides an opportunity for fun and creativity from participants, with each table as its own canvas. Spectators remark on how much they enjoy touring the tables and voting on their favorites. This year’s theme is “Books and Movies, Then and Now.” Several years ago, the local event was featured nationally in an Associated Press article that explored the popularity of table settings competitions around the United States. The article included an interview of local resident Andrea Smith, who noted that many of the items in her inaugural winning setting were not handed down through the family, but were treasures found at the thrift store, including a beautiful set of pine conerimmed dishes. “Everybody else was using their grandma’s china,” she said. “I don’t have my grandma’s china. My grandfather did the dishes and he wasn’t a careful dishwasher. Everything was cracked and chipped. I used amber glasses and color-

ful elements. The colors drew people in immediately.” This November’s event is once again a benefit for the Estes Park Museum Friends and Foundation. Each participant’s table will also features a menu of the meal to be served: the menu is imaginary and simply designed to suggest the types of food that could be served, as no actual food is prepared or served at the event. Participants will set up their tables on Friday, November 15, one day before the exhibit is open to the public. Judges evaluate tables that evening, then the public views and casts their votes on Friday and Saturday for “Best in Show.” Those creating a table do not necessarily have to be on hand during the public hours, as volunteers will be staffing the exhibit. Full information, as well as registration and entry forms are available online at The registration deadline is November 1. Business sponsorships are being sought for this year’s fundraiser. Anyone wishing to learn more about sponsorship is encouraged to contact committee chair Tara Moenning at The Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation, Inc., is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit dedicated to supporting the Museum through fundraising, publications, volunteerism, outreach, and special projects and events. Membership information is available by visiting

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When I prompted readers to look up the word gullible in the dictionary last week, I expected to hear harrumphs and other grumpy expressions of dissatisfaction after some people actually did it. What I didn’t expect was this comment from Nan: “No one has a dictionary these days. We just Google it.” Nan is a google geek. I, on the other hand, am a dictionary diva. She can find the word dictionary on Google but just as easily I can find the word google in a dictionary. (It’s been there since 2006.) When a dictionary is not available, I can use my computer to look up words but I don’t use Google, I use Bing as my search engine. If I look up something by searching on Bing, have I googled it? Do I have to use Google to google something? I googled “definition of google”— although I didn’t use Google to do so; I used Bing—and the online definition says we do have to use Google to google. If we don’t use Google, what is the word to describe what we do? I’ve never heard anyone say, “Bing it. ” And if I did use Bing and told someone about it, would I say I binged it or I bang it (like sang and rang)? In my house, there are two—count ‘em—two—dictionaries. They are both The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language. The one with a copyright of 1971 is upstairs, given to Joe by his parents when he lived in New York City, and the copyright 1975 edition is downstairs, given to me by my grandmother when I graduated from high school. (Taped to the inside front cover is the gift tag. Written in my grandmother’s hand, dated 1978, it reads, “Dear Sarah, May you enjoy this book for a long time.” Little did she know that 40 years later her gift would be one of my most treasured.) We use our hefty dictionaries all the time. Just today we looked up the word arrogation (the noun form of the verb arrogate, which is to take or claim something without justification). When I did

an experiment and tried to google the same word, my autocorrect kept changing arrogation to irrigation. What an irritation! I have never had a hardbound dictionary autocorrect my spelling. I have to do that all on my own, after I’ve located the word within the more than 1500+ pages of definitions. Dictionaries are quite fascinating and can provide hours and hours of entertainment, without our ever getting to the section of the book with the actual definitions. By reading the special articles we can learn the history of the English language; we can bone up on grammar and pronunciation; we can become wellversed in the good usage, bad usage and just plain usage of words; and we can even read about computer use in lexicography (the practice of compiling dictionaries). The word google does not show up in the lexicography article or as a word with a definition in my 1975 dictionary because the giant tech company Google wasn’t founded until 1998. I love the thought of using a dictionary that was published prior to Google, before the Internet became mainstream, and long before Facebook swallowed up all of our spare time. Twitter, on the other hand, does appear in my 1975 dictionary. The word has existed since the Norman Conquest in 1066. The definition of twitter in my dictionary is “to utter a succession of light chirping or tremulous sounds, as a bird.” No mobile phone necessary—just a tree branch and a feathered friend. So innocent. So lyrical. Give me an old-fashioned dictionary definition any day over a 21st century twitter—defined somewhere online as a tweet from a twit. You may let The Thunker know what you think at her e-mail address, © 2019 Sarah Donohoe

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Local Restaurant And Shop Support Estes Park Museum Friends TableSettings Competition At The Stanley Hotel When the Museum Friends started the Creative Colorado TableSettings Competition four years ago, the Friends needed to educate people on what a "table setting" was! It has similarities to tablescaping, which is the practice used by interior designers to decorate a table in a specific room for a specific purpose. It is rather a planned theme, using china, glassware, silverware and decorative objects to look as though you could sit down to enjoy the food from the ascribed menu. Table setting started as a competition among young FFA or FHA participants in Midwestern fairs, to teach children how to use creativity to soften the three times daily, but boring, business of setting the table for meals. In Estes Park, we wanted to find a use for all of the lovely family heirlooms that graced our shelves, but our grown children do not want these objects! They don't want anything to do with objects that were created before dishwashers. Fortunately, the Estes Park Museum Friends had a committee that loved entertaining, and so, what better group to start getting participants to pull out all of that “stuff"? And Bird and Jim owner, Melissa Strong, is helping us. Melissa has been a supporter since she and John Witmer set up a table for our first event in 2016. The Museum Friends main role is fundraising for the museum. The Friends Press publishes books pertaining to the history of the area. The Friends is raising funds for the museum's new oral history recording studio as well as continuing to run the gift shop and help with annual expenses as the museum itself raises funds to build a new facility to preserve our 20,000 plus objects, and become a new educational source for those

Julie Farnham was Best in Show in the 2018 TableSetting Competition. She won dinner for two at the Seasoned Bistro in Estes. This years winner will be the public’s favorite, so make sure you come in and vote! Photo by Marty Casey

interested in discovering and studying our unique history. So we are extremely thankful to Sarah Walker at Chrysalis. The Stanley Hotel has given us a unique opportunity to be at the Lodge Manor Hall this year. We are extremely grateful to John Cullen, Jill Schladweiler, and Shannon Faith and for supporting us! The following businesses are also sponsoring the event: Estes Park News, Bank of Colorado, Fereday State Farm Insurance, Colorado Homestead, Macdonald Book Shop, YMCA, Nina Kunze, Smith Sign Studio, Kind Coffee, Nicky’s, and Bobbie Heisterkamp. Please support these local businesses that support the Estes Park Museum. We will be in the Lodge when you come to see the Quota Club Christmas trees this year, November 16, and 17th, Saturday and Sunday. Creative Colorado TableSettings Tickets are $10 each, buy them at the door, there will be lots of door prizes for those who are present. This years theme is “Books and Movies: Then and NOW.” For full information see the website: Call Tara Moenning at (970) 577-0186.

Pet Association Of Estes Park Hosting Annual Spay And Neuter Clinic Now through November 30th, receive $100 off your pet’s spay or neuter surgery. You must be an area resident. Please call either the Animal Hospital of the Rockies at (970) 586-4703 or the Animal Medical Center at 970-586-6898 today to schedule your appointment. Why Spay and Neuter Pets? Reduce the animal population Diminish kill shelters Irradicate pet euthanization Reduce the homeless pet epidemic

Spay and Neuter Pet Medical Benefits Provides pets a healthier, happier, and extended life expectancy. Spaying female pets prevent uterine infections and breast tumors. Malignant or cancerous tumors is approximate 50% dogs and 90% cats. Neutering male pets prevent testicular and some prostate cancers. Call to make your appointment today!

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For the Record, We’re Upgrading Our Patient Care! Meet Epic, the new electronic medical record at Estes Park Health. In the early hours of Saturday, November 9, 2019, Estes Park Health will convert several of its electronic health record (EHR) systems to Epic, the leading provider of electronic medical records in the country. Why the change? As electronic medical records advanced over the years, the advantages of having a single electronic health record (EHR) throughout EPH became clear. After a careful and thorough search, it was decided that UCHealth’s instance of Epic would serve our patients and providers best. Many of our patients also see healthcare providers at UCHealth and seamless access to clinical charts at both Estes Park Health and UCHealth will improve quality of and continuity of care for our patients. It is important to remember that while we will be sharing our EHR system with UCHealth, we are and will remain an independent organization. Why are you taking my photo? Estes Park Health registration staff is now taking photos of every patient. The photo is stored in your EHR and is visible to all practitioners at the hospital and clinics. Adding your photo to your EHR is important to ensuring your provider accurately identifies you. Patient photos will improve the quality of patient care and the quality of patient interactions. There are secondary benefits to adding patient photos to the EHR, as it will help reduce insurance fraud due to identity theft and misrepresentation. You have the option to decline or defer having the photo taken, but you will be encouraged to do so for your own benefit. What do I need to do? At the first visit after November 9th, 2019 patients will need to bring their current insurance cards (medical and prescription), a valid driver’s license or ID, and their advance directives, as this information will not be moved into the new EHR. Why should I enroll in My Health Connection? Patients are encouraged to sign up for UCHealth’s My Health Connection, the patient portal that allows patients access to their medical record. Visit

for enrollment instructions. All documentation for services after May 5, 2018, can be found in UCHealth’s My Health Connection. In addition to reviewing medical information, including medications, immunizations, allergies and medical history, patients can: • Make appointment requests and receive appointment reminders • Renew and refill prescriptions. • Receive lab and test results online. • Communicate with your provider via e-mail. After November 9th, our current patient portal, Follow My Health, will no longer be updated with new health data. Please sign up for My Health Connection. We are sure that you will appreciate the new features and improved usability. There’s an app for that. Take your medical record with you, thanks to the UCHealth App. The app integrates with My Health Connection to give you more ways to track and interact with your health, including access to your medical record and test results, health news, healthy recipes and exercises, and inspirational patient stories. The UCHealth App is available from the Google Play Store for Android devices (version 5.0 or higher), and via the iTunes store for iPhones (iOS9 or higher) – search “UCHealth.” What if I need access to my records or still have questions? For assistance with questions, or to access medical records, patients are encouraged to call Estes Park Health’s Medical Records at 970-586-2317, ext. 4257. What happens to my medical records prior to November 9? All documentation for services prior to November 9, 2019, will be available for patients to access through Estes Park Health’s Medical Records office at 970586-2317, ext. 4257 for assistance. Getting ready for this change has been a tremendous learning curve for Estes Park Health staff. We will still be learning after the November 9 conversion. We’re asking for our patient’s patience, and for everyone to plan to spend a few more minutes with us to make sure all of your information is right.

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Perils And Pearls, The Story Of Hulda Bachman-Neeb’s Family In A Japanese Prison Camp By: Michelle Hurni

women and children held prisoner there. When I met Hulda Bachman-Neeb eight years ago, I naively did not know As a child while in captivity, her strugthe extent of the Japanese concentration gle and survival interlace camps in the Pacific with her mother’s memRim. Hearing her ories, of not knowing the speak over the years fate of her father, a dochad me mesmertor, of the uncertainty of ized, and now she the future because they has shared the enwere held on such a retire story in her new mote island they heard book Perils and no news. Survival of the Pearls. family revolved around one mother keeping her Hulda goes back children alive, a gift that in time to 17th cenmade it through the war tury, weaving the and helped them survive history of the Dutch Hulda Bachman-Neeb their intended extermiEast Indies together nation. The hope when with the history of her family. Her research skills are impec- their (somewhat) sympathetic camp ruler, the Commandant Yamaji, told cable, with photos and details of her fathem near the end, “I will take care of ther’s escape by boat and other family you until the Amerimembers beheadings. cans come.” The book details Equating America the brutalities of with freedom from a war, not only on young age, Hulda had members of the a few assignments in military, but civilthe US (and all over ian families as well. the world) over the Dysentery, rape years in the Dutch and beheadings Foreign Service. Her took place all bepatriotism never cause Hulda and waned, and she ultiher family were livmately became a US ing in the Pacific citizen in 2006. Rim during the Second World War. The You can read the living conditions in captivating story by the primitive, dirty purchasing Hulda jungle camp were Bachman-Neeb’s deplorable, with no book locally at Macwater, latrines, clean donald Book Shop food, or eating barracks. The prisoners or on Meet Hulda in peroften slept in dirt ditches to avoid being son for her book signing at Macdonald bombed in their overcrowded hovels Book Shop, 152 E. Elkhorn Avenue in when the Japanese refused to mark their Estes Park, CO on Friday, October 25th, camp off limits because of the 1,600 from 2-4 p.m.

EVPC Business After Hours Oct. 17 Estes Valley Partners for Commerce (EVPC) will be sponsoring a Business After Hours event, 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 17. The get-together will be hosted by The Barrel (251 Moraine) and catered by Heff ’s Cowboy Kitchen (food truck).

We invite all business owners and managers, including non-profit executives to join us to network with the business community at what may be the only EVPC event this fall.

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Bright Christmas Program Gearing Up For 35th Year-Helping Families In Need Estes Park Bright Christmas is celebrating its 35th year of coming alongside families with children who need help with Christmas. We are currently gearing up for the 2019 Program. The community support we receive to help families in need is amazing! Each Christmas we are able to help an average of 125-130 families. Families have been “adopted” by other families, businesses, churches, clubs and individuals for Christmas gifts. With the funds that are donated, we purchase food, cleaning supplies and personal care items for each family. Bright Christmas values the many community partnerships that contribute to our program, including Plum Creek Shoe stores, Estes Park Center (YMCA of the Rockies), and the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District and the Country Supermarket. If you and your family need a helping hand this Christmas, sign-up for the Bright Christmas program will be held at Crossroads Ministry (851 Dry Gulch Road) on Wednesdays (Oct. 31, Nov. 7, Nov. 14) between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. or on Saturdays (Nov. 3, Nov. 10, Nov. 17) between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Our representatives will be at Crossroads on these dates to help with the paperwork. This is an anonymous program and only your children’s first names will be known to the sponsors.

All applicants will be required to submit qualifying documents to be considered for eligibility for the program. Please be prepared to provide us with copies of 1. Residency- a utility bill with your name and local address on it or lease/rental agreement copy 2. Income verification- for both parents and other employed household members (pay stubs/current employment) 3. Current personal identification for yourself and all school aged children If you are interested in “sponsoring” a family with children for Christmas gifts or need more information, please contact us: Jean Austin at 970 635-3302, Nancy Gregg at 970 481-4390 or send an email to We will gladly match you up with a family that needs help with a brighter Christmas. If you would like to donate a new gift to be used for any child, please drop it off at Ace Hardware or MedX. If you would like to donate a financial gift to help us with the costs of this program, please make your check payable to Bright Christmas and mail to P. O. Box 2981, Estes Park, Co 80517. We are a 501©3 nonprofit. Your help is greatly appreciated.

Lost Monkey! Has Anyone Seen Teddy? A little girl six-year-old girl named Laney is devastated that she has lost her lifelong best friend somewhere in Estes Park! Teddy is her purple sock monkey. Laney and her family stopped off at Sombrero ranch for a short while over the weekend where Laney hopped out of the car with her Papa. Her grandmother Lydia said, “It may have fallen out of the car there. That’s the last place we remember having the sock monkey, but with the incredible wind we had on Saturday, who knows! We stopped back to see if it was there, but no one had seen him yet. We may have lost it somewhere else in town as well.” Any help locating Teddy would be greatly appreciated. Lydia said, “Her heart is absolutely broken. It was a very sad trip back to Nebraska without her best friend Ted.” If you have seen Teddy, please call Lydia Carbaugh at (308) 651-5130 or email Even if you haven’t seen Teddy, please share, maybe someone else you know has! Thank you!

SPECIAL EVENTS This season has arrived! It is time to get HAUNTED! American Legion Post 119’s annual Haunted House opens to the public on Friday, October 11 @7-10 pm, and continues every Friday and Saturday night for the rest of October. You don’t want to miss it! Chills and Thrills for All!

VETERANS SERVICES Thursday, Oct 17 @9-11am Benefits assistance for Veterans and families (No Tuesday morning meetings due to schedule conflict.) Thursday, Oct 24 @noon-5pm Veteran readjustment counseling. Call 970-586-6118 for an appointment.

MEETINGS Monday, Oct 14 @5:30pm Auxiliary monthly meeting Tuesday, Oct 15 @6:30am Sunrise Rotary breakfast & meeting @2:30pm Foundation Board meeting Wednesday, Oct 16 @1pm Operations Committee meeting Thursday, Oct 17 @4pm Newcomers Club meeting

HAVE FUN! Friday, Oct 11@7pm Friday Niters Dance Club featuring the Kings of

Swing! Come at 6:15 for pre-event dance lessons. Sunday, Oct 13 @2:25pm Titans @ Broncos. Watch with us! @6pm Bingo! Fun and cash prizes for all ages! Wednesday, Oct 16 @4pm Paint your Tombstone for the Post 119 Halloween Graveyard. @6:30pm Pool League meets and competes. Thursday, Oct 17 @6:20pm Chiefs @ Broncos. Watch with us! Every Friday @7pm Queen of Hearts progressive raffle. Jackpot now over $1400!

WE WANT TO FEED YOU! Friday, Oct 11 @ 5:30-7pm Steak Night by the American Legion Riders $18 Friday, Oct 18 @5:30-7pm Fried Chicken $12

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Live Stage Music With Three Great Bands!

Enjoy Pumpkins And Pilsners Saturday, October 12 In Downtown Bond Park This weekend is Pumpkins and Pilsners, a super fun fall festival to be held October 12th from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. in Bond Park (170 MacGregor Ave, Estes Park) with activities and entertainment for all ages. The perfect place to pick your pumpkins with live music and craft beer for the adults, as well as games, face painting and a bounce house for the little ones. Bring the whole family and plan a fall outing around this fun event! Enjoy additional free children's activities like pony rides, face painting, bounce house and giant lawn games. Challenge your friends in the strider mini-bike course (bikes and helmets provided). The pumpkin patch sells pumpkins for only $5 each and you can set them aside in the well-guarded 'sold' corral while you enjoy the fun. Each year a hand-picked selection of seasonal, local craft beers are on hand.

Sip suds from a souvenir mug - featuring local brews from the Estes Park Brewery, Rock Cut Brewing Co., Lumpy Ridge Brewery and the new Avante Garde Brewery. Then, grab a bite from one of the food trucks featuring comfort foods, festival favorites and tasty treats! Live music line-up begins at 11 a.m. featuring Broken Land, Chain Station and Persuasion. This incredible event is the largest annual fundraiser for the local non-profit organization, Estes Park Education Foundation (EPEF). All profits from the festival go directly back into the Estes Valley community to support students, teachers and education. For more information about EPEF, please visit us at or Like and Follow us on Facebook: Estes Park Education Foundation.

Lawn Games, Face Painting!

A Pumpkin Patch

Food, Local Craft Brews

Pony Rides

A Strider Mini-Bike Course

A Bouncy Castle

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VISIT ESTES PARK Summer 2019 Metrics May-Aug We track lots of metrics to gauge our performance. Lots. Below is a snapshot at what we accomplished.

WEBSITE is the hub for inspiration and information for our guests and a key funnel for referrals for our stakeholders. Because of it’s importance, we launched a redesigned site in August. A redesign means a temporary dip in traffic, but should lead to a better long term experience for guests and stakeholders alike.




365,713 ORGANIC USERS 9.7% decrease from 2018


Naturally, we track visitation numbers. We currently log RMNP and Estes Park Visitor Center entrances, CDOT metrics on highway traffic, and tax revenue.

1. Free Summer Activities in Estes Park 2. Estes Inspired: Tommy Caldwell 3. The Plowing of Trail Ridge Road


4. 10 Reasons to Visit Estes Park This Spring 5. 10 Reasons to Visit Estes Park This Summer


$5,862,014 SALES TAX REVENUE 6.53% increase from 2018 *number through July

Top 10 States for Visitation 1. Colorado 2. Nebraska 3. Texas 4. Kansas 5. Missouri 6. Wyoming 7. Iowa 8. Illinois 9. Minnesota 10. Oklahoma *via Arrivalist

SOCIAL MEDIA VEP’s social media efforts are used to engage with consumers wanting to share and relive their Estes Park experiences. Additionally, as our audiences grow, we used social media to expand and target campaign messages to support year-round awareness. Facebook is’s biggest single biggest source of referral traffic.

OFFICIAL VISITOR GUIDE Our visitors’ guide is an important visitor resource used to inspire travel to Estes Park. Print distribution is the number of guides VEP distributes and requests fulfilled from consumer inquiries. We also track usage of our the digital version on our website.

52,746 FOLLOWERS 55.36% increase from 2018

161,572 FOLLOWERS 6.75% increase from 2018


We track so much stuff we can’t fit it all here. Head to for an even fuller picture – and regular updates.


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Music In The Glen Open Mic & Jam Open mic night again this Friday, October 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Glen Haven Town Hall. Come on down to Glen Haven and show us what you've got! We've had some great music from lots of local musicians and groups, and great turn out to listen. Good music, good friends and a good time. Bring your own refreshments and prepare for some fun this Friday night in Glen Haven!

Estes Fly Tyers Group The Estes Fly Tyers group meets at the Estes Valley Library in the Makerspace Room on the second floor. Meetings take place the first Tuesday of each month, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 5 Tuesday, December 3 What to bring: your own vise, tools and materials The idea of the group is to get together and tie flies, share ideas and techniques. You tie the flies you want, restock your box and find out what is working in the Estes area. All skill levels are welcome, if you are not a fly tyer, you are welcome to come and observe. No fees, its free!

Questions, please contact Frank Drummond at 303-810-4538 or email or Susan Underwood at

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I had the strangest, most pitiful, enjoyable weekend. Friday I dutifully went to the pharmacy and got my flu shot along with the first of two vaccines for shingles. I had gotten the old shingles shot years ago but this one is supposed to be much more effective. That night I felt great and played bridge at a friend’s house, no worse for getting either shot, except for a slight ache in my arm from the shingles shot. The next morning was a different story. My body ached all over, I was lethargic and had 101 fever. I spent the entire day in a comfy chair taking aspirin, drinking water, and sleeping. Sunshine, my faithful companion, slept alongside me on the floor. Around five p.m. I arose from my stupor thinking I should have some chicken broth. Chicken broth does wonder, you know. It was tested on students either at the Army or Navy Academy for effectiveness on students with colds or flu. The results were positive in that the broth had a remedial effect. I had a nice batch of broth frozen from some long-forgotten chicken carcass. Voila, now I was going to get better, after many cups of broth, aspirin, and more sleeping, I finally went to bed still feverish. Next morn I felt like a new person except for a sore arm. Marie invited me to tag along with Lexie, and her two friends, to the Wild Animal Sanctuary. It was so enjoyable and educational, and we did the entire three miles of walkway-one and a half going and one and a half back. We did several other things like breakfast and supper, and got home at 7:30 p.m. One would never have thought I had been ill the day before. So, you should get your vaccinations because if I was so sick from one of them, how bad would I have been if I really had the flu or shingles? Now what to do with the rest of the defrosted chicken broth. It is soup weather and with that now on its way what better use that a good hot soup?

Slow Cooker Bacon Corn Chowder Serves 8 1 lb. red potatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes1 medium onion diced onion 1 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 tsp. thyme leaves 3 ½ cups chicken broth 1 tsp salt ½ tsp. black pepper Sprinkle of red pepper flakes (opt.) 2 cups real half and half 2 Tbs. cornstarch ½ lb. bacon, cooked and crumbled Cook bacon crisp, and set aside. Drain fat but leave a Tbs. of renderings to sauté the onions till translucent. Place onions, corn, potatoes, broth, seasonings in a 4 qt. slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours; until potatoes are tender. Meanwhile, in a bowl, whisk cream and cornstarch together until smooth and add the bacon. When potatoes are tender, add the bacon mix and cook 10-15 minutes or until slightly thickened. If you want a thicker mix, just add a bit more corn starch. A side note to the Wild Animal Sanctuary: the entry fee is $30 but if you are over 70 and first-time visitor, it is free, Marie still gave them my entry fee as a donation. Kudos to her. The experience is worth the cost and it is all run on donations with volunteer help from people and groceries that donate out of date meat. My weekend started pitiful and ended on an enjoyable day. My email is Bon Appétit.

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Earlier this year, the Estes Park Police Dept. asked for the community’s help in raising more than $80,000 to acquire a new K9 officer as well as a specialized vehicle equipped specifically for police dogs. Thanks to the many donors/supporters this goal has now been achieved! Meet Diego, a highly trained police dog to help take a bite out of crime in Estes Park. His new vehicle should arrive any day!  Thank you! 

S T A N L E Y L I V E . C O M

Ron Weinberg Presents “Larimer County Revolution” Program Estes Valley Conservatives presents “Larimer County Revolution” by Ron Weinberg, Vice Chairman of the Larimer County Republican Party. The program will be held on Saturday, October 26, at 2 p.m. at 1751 North Lake Ave., Unit 101, Estes Park, CO.




EVICS Art Gala December 5th Estes Valley Investment in Childhood Success has set a date for its popular fourth annual EVICS Art Gala on December 5, 2019 at SkyView at Fall River Village. A fairy tale evening full of merriment and celebration. Arriving at the gala, guests will be transferred to a winter wonderland, a perfect way to kick off the holiday season. Local Artists' Silent Auction, Giving Tree donations, Children's Art sales, and the chance to win some incredible prizes make this EVICS largest fundraising event of the year. Proceeds from the EVICS Art Gala support services and programs for families and young children, scholarships for childcare and preschool, and support for Estes Valley childcare providers. The free, adult-only event is semimountain formal and will feature local beer and wine, as well as catered heavy hors d'oeuvres. We are excited to host this event at SkyView for the first time. Mark your calendar for December 5, 5-8 p.m! EVICS is seeking volunteers for the night of the event. Do you have ideas for a children’s art piece? EVICS would love to collaborate with local artists to create one of a kind art pieces with children! Also accepting adult art pieces for the popular Silent Auction. Artists willing to donate art are encouraged to contact Rosemary Truman at or call 970-586-3055.

Young Republicans Meeting October 22

The Young Republicans (18 to 40 year olds.) Initial Meeting will be held on October 22, 2019 from 6-8 p.m. at Pepper’s Mexican Grill. Lindsay Buxman, Chair Of Federation For Young Republicans is the speaker for the meeting. Children welcome.

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YOU REALLY NEVER KNOW JUST WHO… You really never know who will be the person to bless your life. Consider this true story, Dodie Gadient, a schoolteacher for thirteen years, decided to travel across America and see the sights she had taught about. Traveling alone in a truck with a camper in tow, she launched out. One afternoon, rounding a curve on I-5 near Sacramento in rush-hour traffic, the truck developed a problem and stopped right there the middle of traffic. She was tired, exasperated, scared and alone. In spite of the traffic jam she caused, no one seemed interested in helping. Leaning against the trailer, she prayed, “Please God, send me an angel… .preferably one with mechanical experience.” Within four minutes, a huge Harley Davidson motorcycle drove up, ridden by an enormous man, sporting long, black hair, a beard and tattooed arms. With an incredible air of confidence, he jumped off and, without even glancing at Dodie, went to work on the truck. Within another few minutes, he flagged down a larger truck, attached a tow chain to the frame of the disabled Chevy and whisked the whole 56-foot rig off the freeway onto a side street, where he calmly continued to work on the truck motor. The intimidated school teacher was too dumfounded to talk, especially when she read the paralyzing words on the back of his leather jacket: ‘Hell’s Angels – California’. As he finished the task, she finally got up the courage to say a feeble, ‘Thank you’, and carry on a brief conversation. Noticing her surprise as the whole ordeal, he looked her straight in the eye and mumbled, ‘Don’t judge a book by its cover. You never know who you are talking to.’ With that, he smiled, closed the hood of the truck, and straddled his Harley. With a wave, he was gone as fast as he had appeared. You really never know whose life you will bless. Consider another true story. Mark and Sally were having a tough time. Mark’s handyman jobs were quite scarce at the moment. Sally waitressed at a local restaurant, receiving a small wage and relying on tips to help boost her ‘take home’. This month they were $200.00 short of enough to pay their rent and time was short. As the sun set Mark headed home from a small job he had been doing, having received far less than what was needed for the rent. As his old pickup sped along the dark road, he came upon a large white luxury model car that had pulled off to the side,,,with a very flat tire. He pulled up behind the car. The driver’s door opened and a middle aged, well-dressed African-American woman stepped out. She was obviously quite stressed and feeling alone. Mark told her his name and assured her he was happy to help. She seemed more at ease. He ‘popped the trunk’ and moved things aside to access the jack and spare. In no time at all, the job was done.. She wanted to pay him for ‘being so kind’, but Mark refused saying, “That’s what life is all about, helping people when we can.” She thanked him and asked where he lived. He told her the name of the town, wished her well, and waited until the car pulled back on the highway and on its way. As he climbed back into his pickup, it seemed that financial concerns did not seem as important as they had before. He hummed a tune as he headed down a side road home. Sally would be home soon. Sally worked a little later that night, because of some late customers, but when she arrived home, although Mark had already dozed off, she just had to tell him about her night. She said, “A woman came in who seemed quite upbeat as she sat down in a booth and ordered a burger”. Sally said, “We visited a little as I refilled her coffee cup. I learned she was new to the area and would be headed back to the city tomorrow. Then, she thanked me, paid her tab and left. But, Mark, you won’t believe it. When I cleaned the table, there were two one-hundred dollar bills tucked under her plate. We’ll be able to pay the rent after all.” Mark asked, “Was she driving a white car?” Sally nodded. Mark smiled…and told Sally his story. But there was more. Two days later a large truck pulled up in front of their house and the driver and helper unloaded a large television set. With it was a ‘Thank you’ note from Mrs. Nat King Cole. Bob Lewis

Estes Park Senior Citizens Center Menu October 14 - October 18 Monday, Oct 14 Taco Salad w/ Chicken Tuesday, Oct 15 Meatloaf w/ mashed potatoes, gravy & vegetables Wednesday, Oct 16 Pulled Pork Sandwich w/ French fries & coleslaw Thursday, Oct 17 Pasta Primavera w/ Chicken, garlic bread & daily soup Friday, Oct 18 Fish & Homemade Chips w/ clam chowder soup

October 21 - October 25 Monday, Oct 21 Breakfast Burrito w/ green chili on the side Tuesday, Oct 22 Grilled Chicken Sandwich (topped w/ avocado, bacon & cheddar cheese) & homemade chips Wednesday, Oct 23 Hawaiian Smoked Ham (topped w/ pineapple glaze), sweet potato & vegetable Thursday, Oct 24 Chicken Parmesan w/ Spaghetti, garlic bread & side salad Friday, Oct 25 Trout (4 oz) w/ coleslaw & clam chowder soup All noon meals are $5 for current EP Senior Citizens Center members and are by reservation only. Reservations must be made by 1:00 PM at least one business day in advance. Note, if you want to reserve a meal for Monday, Oct 14th, you need to call before 1:00 PM on Friday, Oct 11th. For reservations call 970-581-2195 (Monday – Friday 9:00 am - 1:30 pm). Pre-paid meal tickets and membership forms are available at the Estes Park Senior Citizens Center at our NEW location 1760 Olympian Lane. Eat at the Senior Citizens Center or take Meals to Go! Regular hours of operation 9:00 am -- 1:30 pm Monday thru Friday. Join or renew membership for 2019! Check out our website: TriFit, Balance, Mah Jongg, Tai Chi, crafts, games, and other activities. NEW dedicated location and space !

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Meet And Greet For Democratic Larimer County Commissioner Candidates In Estes Park On October 13 1700 Brodie Ave, across from High School More Information at and 970-586-4404 Sunday Ser vice at 10am

Pipe Organ - Chapel Choir - Bell Choirs - Children Welcome

Choir September 15, 2019

Estes Valley Dems are hosting a meetand-greet event for the Democratic Candidates for Larimer County Commissioner in Estes Park on Sunday, October 13, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Estes Valley Library’s Hondius Room. This meeting is open to the public and will include the Democratic candidates currently declared for Districts 2 and 3. Larimer County Commissioners are the main policy-making body in our County. Commissioners have pivotal roles in land use decisions, including the current renegotiation of the County’s Intergovernmental Agreement with Estes Park and unincorporated Estes Valley. The Commissioners also serve as the County Board of Equalization that has power over appeals of your property values. Adding to the importance of these positions is their ability to appoint members of many other Boards, Commissions, and Task Forces operating in Larimer County. So far there are six candidates on the Democratic ticket for the Commissioner seats in Districts 2 and 3. For District 2 the candidates are Bill Wright and Deborah Shulman. Candidates for District 3 are Myles Baker, Kim Akeley-Charron, Jody Shadduck-McNally, and Karen Stockley. Expiring term limits on the current Commissioners holding Districts 2 and 3 make this race much more competitive. (District 1’s Commissioner seat is not subject to re-election until 2022.) Estes Park and the Estes Valley area are in District 3. However, all Larimer County Commissioners run “at-large” so all registered citizens of the County vote on all Commissioner seats. Each candidate must live in the specific District they will represent. Each Commissioner candidate will have time to introduce themselves, answer questions covering specific topics of importance to the Estes Valley area, and then be available to speak informally to audience members. Please meet your candidates for these very important County positions. There are only a few months remaining before primaries and assemblies to determine who will be on our ballot. For more information, email the Democratic PCP Coordinator at

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Serious Fun Explorer Post 911 conducted the children's Firefighter Skills Course at the Estes Valley Fire Protection District open house Sunday, October 6. The Explorers guided children through a series of tasks that represent what firefighters might do fighting a fire. The tasks included carrying a fire hose, walking a

beam, crawling through a tunnel, carrying a victim to safety, and using a fire extinguisher. Community service such as this is part of Post 911's program. Explorer Post 911 provides real world training and experiences to youth who consider a career as a first responder.

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Girl Scout Troop #70264 Excited To Host Tupperware Fundraiser for two days, they learned a lot together while they spent a night at the Denver Zoo with the animals and they worked hard together while they

Just in time for the holidays! The girls have been able to do some amazing things together in the last year. They have created lifelong memories together while camping in the Sand Dunes

created picture signs to help visitors who can't speak English

understand the rules of RMNP. Of course all of these fun and educational things cost money so the girls work really hard all year to raise money so they can participate in these events. Tupperware has a wonderful fundraising program that will give 40% of the sales from selected items to the Girl Scouts and 10% of the sales from the regular catalog. Margo Dobbins will be running the party and she will teaching a class on how

to pack a cooler for a three day trip without using any ice. She will also have her monster cookie recipe there as well as samples. This year the Girl Scouts would like to raise money to take a horseback riding camping trip, an overnight at the Denver Aquarium and work together to make picture signs to put up around Estes Park to help visitors know to stay away from the wildlife and to clean up their litter. Please help our girls make their goals this year and join us for a fun party. Tupperware always makes a great gift! It will be located at The American Legion located at 850 N. St. Vrain Ave on October 27th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you are unable to attend or you would like more information, please contact Margo Dobbins at 970-222-8099 or make sure you invite your friends and we will see you there!

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Mountain Bike Team Continues To Amaze! Nine Athletes Qualified For State Championship Congratulations to the Estes Park Mountain Bike Team for an exceptional final regular season race at the Haymaker Classic North Conference Championship Race in Eagle on October 4th! With the results of the weekend, the 14 member Estes Park MTB Team officially has nine student athletes that have qualified for the Colorado High School Cy-

cling League State Championship Race in Durango on October 19th-20th. Varsity's Max Cramer (senior) and Peyton Wilkerson (junior), JV's Sam Davenport (senior) and Nathan Santagati (junior), Sophomores Ben Ferree and Sydney Lewelling, and Freshmen Miriam Cramer, Sam Honda, and Isabella Putnam will be headed to State.

Peyton Wilkerson

Nathan Santagati

During the Haymaker Classic, the entire Estes Park Team gave it everything they had for some amazing first and finishes. Varsity Boys Peyton Wilkerson had another amazing 1st Place Finish and finishes out his four race regular season as the fastest Varsity Boy in the North Conference's 54 racers. Sophomore Boys Ben Ferree brought home another 4th Place Finish and finishes out his four race regular season as the 4th fastest Sophomore Boy in the North Conference's 164 racers. Sophomore Girls Sydney Lewelling had her highest finish yet in 7th Place and finishes out her four race

Ben Ferree

regular season as the 7th fastest Sophomore Girl in the North Conference's 48 racers. Rounding out the top finishers of the Haymaker Classic were: JV Boys Nathan Santagati with a 24th Place Finish and Freshman Girls Isabella Putnam's 16th Place Finish. The remainder of the team raced their hearts out and had fun on this wonderful Haymaker Classic course: Varsity Max Cramer, JV's Sam Davenport, Zac Scanlon, and Collin Beall, and Freshmen Sam Honda, Ben Davenport, and Miguel Hernandez. In addition, the Estes Park MTB Team had an amazing showing in their first season as a North Conference Division 2 Team. Competing against other 13 - 29 member teams, adding up the top 10 points scorers on each of those teams, and with only 14 members to get points, the Estes Park MTB Team was able to still take home 8th Place Overall! Great job, Estes Park!

Race hard at State on October 19th - 20th!


Sydney Lewelling

Show Your Bobcat Pride During Homecoming Week 2019 Show your hometown pride. Cheer for local students and athletes. And have a grand time with friends and neighbors. It’s homecoming week for Estes Park High School, and the entire community is invited to come together for a week of special activities. “School spirit” will be in the air, with students, parents, as well as all community members encouraged to take part. Activities are coordinated by the Bobcat Booster Club, supporting local students by filling the budget gaps in athletic programs of the school district, from helmets and uniforms to audio-visual equipment for the school gyms and football field. The competitive spirit provided by athletics builds shared bonds in the community, giving participants a sense of belonging. Here is the week’s roster of activities: Sunday, October 13: Chalk the Cars!, 11 a.m. at Estes Park Lumber Yard. Cheerleaders will chalk *your* car in Bobcat pride, with washable chalk—or

simply watch other cars get adorned. Tuesday, October 15: Student Powder/Power Puff game, 6 p.m., at Bobcat Stadium Wednesday, October 16: Student Bonfire, 7:30 p.m. at Stanley Park Thursday, October 17: Volleyball Game vs. Eaton, 6:30 p.m. at High School Gymnasium Friday, October 18: ● 4 p.m.: Color Run (1 mile fun run around the school campus) $15 ● 4:30 p.m.: Booster Club Tailgate Party! Bobcat Stadium parking lot. Burgers & dogs, suggested donation: $5 per adult – students are free! Festivities include Football Throwing Stations, Bobcat Pride Face Tattoos, Sumo Ball Wrestling, Photo Booth with props, Touch a Truck with Ambulance, Fire and L&P ● 7 p.m.: Football game vs. Lyons – Go Bobcats! Saturday, October 19: Students’ Homecoming Dance 8-11 p.m. at the High

email School Commons. The Booster Club thanks the many local Bring the kids, grandparents and neighsponsors who make these programs pos- bors to share your Bobcat spirit. sible. For questions about events or how to support school spirit and athletics,

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Congratulations to Sarah Tarczali, the Estes Park High School Student of the Week for October 11, 2019. At Estes Park High School, Sarah is on the cross country team, President of the Environmental Club, in the BIONIC Club and she runs the school’s compost and recycling system. When Sarah is not at school she enjoys hiking, swimming, backpacking and anything to do with the outdoors. She also loves creating art while painting and/or making collages. Her favorite quote is “The core of a man’s spirit comes from new experiences” by Chris McCandless. She likes this quote because 12th Grade she said, “You can’t wait for great things to happen, you have to be proactive to turn your dreams into reality.” After high school, Sarah plans to attend CU or another university and study ecology and evolutionary biology and potentially go to medical school.

Sarah Tarczali

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

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“Treasure Tables” Arts & Crafts Show This Saturday At The Pavilion At The Stanley Park Fairgrounds It’s never too early to stock up on gifts for the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas season — gifts that light up the eyes of the receivers, those one-of-akind items you've been looking for. A great way to get started is at "Treasure Tables" on October 12th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at The Pavilion in Stanley

lections, soaps, journals, knitted items, embroidered tea towels, quilts and jewelry, you’ll find scores of artistic and unique items for sale. Enjoy the freshness of autumn air with the smell and taste of freshly baked goods as you leisurely shop the "Treasure Tables,” sponsored by the IY chapter of PEO.” Stop by the IY bake sale to take home

women of all ages. Since its inception in 1869, P.E.O. International has given nearly $321 million dollars in financial assistance to almost 105,000 recipients. Celebrate the season with a poinsettia at your front door. IY is taking orders now and is conveniently located next to IY baked items. These monies will go to local scholarships. This is an easy way to

search of that unique gift item. You can munch on baked goods while shopping or take them home for the family to enjoy. And speaking of food! HEFF’s Cowboy Kitchen food truck will be on site from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. serving his special extraordinary food! Check out his FB page at Heff ’s Cowboy Kitchen. Treasure Tables has it all! Food, fun and

Fairgrounds. Free admission and plenty of parking. With over 60 vendors and artisans from throughout Colorado and many familiar faces from Estes Park, the choices will be varied and unique. From books, bird houses and baked goods to beautifully created handcrafted wood se-

something delicious. By attending this event, you support the mission of P.E.O: to grant more educational opportunities to women. Proceeds from P.E.O. Chapter IY will be sent to P.E.O. International to help fund educational scholarships, grants, awards and low-interest loans for

help others and get the Christmas season off to a good start for all. Find the perfect gift for that special person in your life. Whether it’s a rocking chair or bread boards, a new work of art, or wearable art, you’ll have a great experience just browsing the tables in

fundraising while you shop! Doors open at 9:00 a.m. this Saturday at the Pavilion for a shopping extravaganza of Arts & Crafts. Come support Chapter IY and enjoy the spirit of giving. Follow us on Face Book: Treasure Tables Estes Park.

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

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

QPR TRAINING (Q U E ST I ON, PE R SUAD E , AN D R E FE R ) SU I C I D E P R E VE N T IO N T R AIN IN G Wednesday, October 16 2:00 - 3:30 pm E st e s V a l le y L i b r a r y - H o n d i u s R o om 335 E a st E l k h o r n A v en u e i n E s tes P a r k

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Be Creative When Withdrawing From Retirement Accounts Like many people, you may spend decades putting money into your IRA and your 401(k) or similar employersponsored retirement plan. But eventually you will want to take this money out – if you must start withdrawing some of it. How can you make the best use of these funds? To begin with, here’s some background: When you turn 70 ½, you need to start withdrawals – called required minimum distributions, or RMDs – from your traditional IRA and your 401(k) or similar employer-sponsored retirement plan, such as a 457(b) or 403(b). (A Roth IRA is not subject to these rules; you can essentially keep your account intact for as long as you like.) You can take more than the RMD, but if you don’t take at least the minimum (which is based on your account balance and your life expectancy), you’ll generally be taxed at 50% of the amount you should have taken – so don’t forget these withdrawals. Here, then, is the question: What should you do with the RMDs? If you need the entire amount to help support your lifestyle, there’s no issue – you take the money and use it. But what if you don’t need it all? Keeping in mind that the withdrawals are generally fully taxable at your personal income tax rate, are there some particularly smart ways in which you can use the money to help your family or, possibly, a charitable organization? Here are a few suggestions: • Help your grown children with their retirement accounts. Your grown children may not always be able to afford to “max out” on their IRAs. You might want to help them with any excess funds from your own retirement accounts. You

can give $15,000 per year, per recipient, without incurring any gift taxes – an amount far higher than the current annual IRA contribution limit of $6,000 (or $7,000 for individuals 50 or older). • Help your grandchildren pay for college. You might want to contribute to an investment specifically designed to build assets for college. A financial professional can help you choose which investments might be most appropriate. Of course, if your grandchildren are already in college, you are free to simply write a check to the school to help cover tuition and other expenses. • Help support a charitable organization. Due to recent changes in tax laws, many individuals now claim a standard deduction, rather than itemizing. As a result, there’s less of an incentive, from a tax standpoint, for people to contribute to charitable organizations. But if you’d still like to support a charitable group and gain potential tax benefits, you might want to consider moving some, or all, of your required distributions from your IRA to a charity. You can transfer up to $100,000 from your IRA in this type of qualified charitable distribution, thus meeting your RMD requirements without adding to your taxable income. Furthermore, this move might keep you in a lower tax bracket. (Before making this transfer, though, you will need to consult with your tax advisor.) Your RMDs can contribute greatly to your retirement income, but, as we’ve seen, they can do even more than that – so use them wisely. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by our local Edward Jones Financial Advisors.

Parkinson’s Support Group Meeting The next meeting of the Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will be held Tuesday, October 15 in the Wasson Room at the Estes Valley Library, take the elevator to the second floor. Monthly meetings are always held on the third Tuesday of the month from 2-3:30 p.m. All affected by this progressive neurological disease are welcome to attend to bring their own experiences, strength and hope and come together for the good of the group. Questions, comments? Call Linda Hanak at 970-443-8146.

Jim and Ann Neering recently celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary. Married August 30 at Washington Park United Church of Christ in Denver, they moved to Estes Park in 1979 where they raised their three sons, Jim, Tim and Jeff. Their sons and three of their four grand-

children, Chrissy, Riley and Matthew were able to be here to celebrate with family and friends at a party in their honor. Jim and Ann are planning their anniversary trip next spring with stops in Germany and Paris for dinner at the Jules Verne restaurant in the Eiffel Tower.

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Junior Election Day Of Learning

Sweet Freddy Is Looking For His New, Forever Home!

Freddy Freddy is a very sweet, lab/shar-pei mix who is still looking for his perfect, forever home. He is a handsome guy, about four years old and house trained. Freddy is good with other dogs and kids. He is good on a leash and all the volunteers love spending time with him. Freddy is currently living at Dr. C's Animal Hospital of the Rockies, please call (970) 586-4703 to get an appointment to

meet this sweet boy. Make sure to “Like” and follow the Estes Park Pet Association Facebook page to see other animals that may not be pictured this week. All pets are offered through the Pet Association of Estes Park, a non-profit organization that works to find homes for stray and abandoned pets, control dog and cat populations by funding sterilization programs, educate members of the community, especially young people, about the humane treatment of animals and the responsibilities of pet ownership; and promote community involvement in the use of pets as therapeutic agents (e.g., in nursing homes). The Estes Park Pet Association is your local humane society. You can make a tax-deductible donation to the Pet Association by sending your check to P.O. Box 4342, Estes Park, CO 80517. For more information, contact Carolyn Fairbanks, President of the Pet Association at (970) 586-5121.

Photo by Leah Marvin-Riley

By: Kent Smith

A study was done some years ago that determined that if students do not learn to vote by the 4th grade, their interest in politics, government and community decreases each year. On Wednesday our middle school and high school students proved that theory to be wrong. Junior Election which is a partnership of the Estes Park School District, the League of Women Voters of Estes Park, the Estes Valley Library, Estes Park Non Profit Resource Center, Youth In Action and the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District hosted a Day of Learning and Town Hall. Both middle school and high school students participated in asking questions of Colorado officials. Although five elected representatives and five administrators had been invited, busy schedules only allowed for two to be available to answer the questions from students. Colorado Representative Perry Buck and Colorado Treasurer Dave Young spent all afternoon responding to students both in a Town Hall setting and one on one afterwards at the high school student run BAM coffee house where they were joined by Dan Betts from Senator Gardner’s office. Both expressed many times that the students asked harder questions than adults ask and are not satisfied with simple answers. The future for our students and their involvement in democracy is as-

sured with their interest and broad set of topics as shown in the Town Hall. Most impressive from the stage was the long lines of students waiting their turn to ask their question. Both dignitaries also noted that the questions were relevant to Colorado citizens. In addition to an hour at the BAM coffee house, our guests, a few select students and Estes Park School District educators were treated to an excellent dinner provided by students in the culinary program. The menu included spinach stuffed chicken breasts, roasted Brussels spouts with walnuts, diced cinnamon sweet potatoes and dinner rolls, This was capped with a variety of chocolate deserts including dipped fruits and bobcat paws. The discussion at dinner brought our guests up to speed on the creative education programming that has been under way in our schools as a result of the Estes Thrives initiative. The final event was an evening meet and greet with representatives from Estes Park Town Board, non profit organizations and the Estes area special districts. After a long day, our guests were very impressed by the involvement of our students and our community residents. November 5 is election day and through the Junior Election Program, students are encouraged to become informed, discuss the issues with parents and vote at school, the Community Center and the Estes Valley Library.

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

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

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Now through November 4, a convenient form is available on the Estes Valley Library website to enter information requesting use of the library’s public meeting spaces. Upon submission, these requests will remain in “pending’ status and saved for future staff review, with applicants receiving a notification by end-of-day on November 8 as to whether or not their request(s) have been approved. New for this year’s request process, the library is implementing a random lottery system that will keep all applicants on the same footing. While the library will seek to fulfill as many requests as possible, the lottery system will be used where more than one group may request overlapping dates and times. To initiate a meeting room request for 2020, whether for a single-time use or multiple dates, visit Requests for 2020 uses may still be made after November 8, based on remaining availability of spaces. It is important to note that the group representative must have an Estes Valley Library card to complete the application. Library staff is available to answer ques-

tions about the process or to assist anyone who may need to acquire or update their Library card or change their PIN number. The website portal contains helpful details on the meeting spaces available for public use, as well as their attendance capacity and equipment capabilities. Group representatives should also carefully read the Important Policies links to assure their planned use is in compliance with library policies and guidelines. Reminder: an application for meeting room use does not constitute an approval of the requested times until and unless Library staff have confirmed the request on November 8. Limitations will depend on the volume of requests received as well as uses for library-sponsored programs, which take first priority. Each month, dozens of local organizations, businesses, civic clubs, and homeowners’ associations make use of the free meeting spaces at the library. The library is pleased to provide these community gathering spaces according to their availability.

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Olympic, World and National Champions Come To Estes Park For US Trail Running Conference The seventh annual US Trail Running Conference is held October 9-12, 2019, in Concert Hall at the historic Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado. The theme for the 2019 Conference is: “Diversity and Inclusion, Trail Running for Everyone.” The event is presented by Race Roster, and is also held in partnership with the American Trail Running Association.

Conference Organizer Active at Altitude is excited to announce that the trail runner day on Saturday October 12 features Olympic gold medallist, Billy Mills, World and National Champions Joe

panel. Top trail and mountain runner Sage Canaday leads a popular run form workshop, and there is a varied expo with shoes, apparel, socks, hydration devices, nutrition, technology, motivation, recovery, conservancy, and more. You can register in person for the trail runner day at registration at Concert Hall. Cost is $25 for a day pass, that includes access to all sessions, the run form clinic, the expo, and a Conference hat from sponsor Headsweats. Event Director Terry Chiplin comments: “We are honored to have the opportunity to work with these amazing runners and industry experts, and are hugely grateful to all our speakers and presenters for participating in the Conference. We are looking forward to a fantastic event, and the opportunity to lead, educate, connect and emJoe Gray power an inclusive tribe of trail runners, race directors and industry leaders working to share best practices with the trail running community. We welcome all comers to the final day of

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Another Great Season Of Noxious Weed Removal The Estes Land Stewardship Association (ELSA) along with the Town of Estes Park (TOEP) hosted four very successful Weed Dropoff events this past season in June, July, August and September. 2,135 tall yard bags of weeds were collected with 696 folks in attendance which is more bags of weeds and folks in attendance than last year’s record of 1,726 bags with 579 folks in attendance. The good news is that several individuals indicated they were identifying and digging immature weeds earlier to avoid bagging, and they were seeing improvement in their property after a couple of years of persistence. Volunteers served over 100 hours on-site for these four events. Awareness and educational materials from ELSA are showing positive results in the Estes Valley. Last year ELSA distributed 1,500 Fourteen Very Unwanted Weeds in the Estes Valley weed booklets and this year we have distributed almost 1,500. The weed booklet and other articles are also available at the TOEP website

Thanks to EP News for publishing the weekly ELSA Weed Alert articles from May thru September, and other featured articles for these weed drop-off events. ELSA hosted a display of noxious weeds at the Estes Valley Library during the month of July. There has been an increased interest in being good stewards of one’s property! Noxious Weed Violations and Code Compliance are now being handled by the EP Police Dept at: or 970-586-4000. Weed booklets are available year around at the Estes Valley Library, TOEP Public Works Office, and TOEP Police Department. We encourage all HOAs and POAs to make booklets available to their members, and encourage weed management in their neighborhoods. Estes Land Stewardship Association ( meets the first Thursday of the month (January through November) at 9:30 a.m. in the George Hix Room at US Bank.

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Painting with Cathy Goodale at the Art the outstanding work of the other Art Center of Estes Park. Cathy continues Center artist members, including other her series of art workshops on October works in oil painting, watercolor, pastel, 16 from 10-4. This next class will focus jewelry, ceramics, charcoal, graphite, on “Painting from glass, wood, sculpPhotographs in a ture, fiber, photogCreative Way.” raphy, printmakHow to choose a ing and mixed subject. How to media. The Art avoid just copying Center is open a photo. This is a daily from 10-5. wonderful opporWinter gallery tunity to paint hours which will with well-known begin on Novemlocal artist Cathy ber 1, are 10-5 FriGoodale. Your day, Saturday, choice-oils or waSunday and Montercolor. Students day. The gallery is at all levels of exclosed Tuesdays, perience are welWednesdays and come. Art Center Thursdays members $72. through mid-May. Non-Members The Art Center $80. The Art Cen- Judy Taphorn - Door Prize Winner of Estes Park is a ter will handle all nonprofit organireservations, payments and other house- zation which provides a facility to supkeeping details. Call 970-586-5882 or port the work of local and regional stop in to sign up. artists, striving to promote exhibition, Larry Purdy’s “Black, White, Color” ex- education, and excellence in the visual hibit of photography opened on October arts. Proceeds benefit the artist and con4th and will run until November 10. The tribute to the Art Center’s education and community outreach. The Art Center is public is invited to come and enjoy the creative images expressed in Larry’s pho- located at 517 Big Thompson Avenue, in Middle Stanley Village, below Safeway tography. Since the exhibit opened on First Friday, Larry donated a duraplaque and above Subway. For more informaprint for a door prize. Judy Taphorn was tion, please call the Art Center at 970586-5882 or visit our website at awarded the prize. Also on display in the gallery will be

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Community Partnerships Make Us Stronger This week, we hosted a favorite perennial program: Fire Station Storytime. Imagine the anticipation and excitement of preschoolers touring the station, hearing songs and stories about fire-fighting, meeting the Fire Chief, then hopping aboard a real fire engine. Excitement matched by parents, grandparents and caregivers eagerly capturing it all with cameras. It’s one example, among many, of opportunities made possible through partnership. The library supported its goal of nurturing early literacy skills, while the Estes Valley Fire Protection District gave memorable lessons in the importance of fire prevention. Each season, we acknowledge program partners on the back of our Quarterly Services Guide. This fall alone, there are 14 active partners. Partnerships with agencies and organizations provide essential ingredients in the success of library programs and services. What ingredients are these? Let me count the ways... Partners bring unique expertise. A great example: October’s Conflict Resolution Month programs. Working alongside the Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership, we’re able to draw upon EVRJP’s 16-year track record of guiding people and groups through conversations that foster consensus. Partners expand our footprint in the community. Much like the Twig minibranch offers a convenient library point of service outside the downtown corridor, our Estes Valley Community Center partnership brings literacy and lifelong learning to points beyond our facility’s physical walls. That’s why you’ll discover the Library’s Preschool Play Group happening at EVCC on October 23. Partners help us reach a bigger audience. Case in point: by working with lo-

cal schools, we can bring top-quality learning experiences right into their setting. When the library brings groups like Creede Repertory Theatre to town on October 29, we host their educational musical right at the elementary school—so no students are left out. Homeschool families are invited that day too. Partners allow us to build relationships while serving others. You’ll find us at the School’s Homecoming Tailgate Party, hosting a football / homecoming themed Photo Booth for all ages. The Library's Program Team will also help serve breakfast to local veterans and their spouses on Veterans’ Day at American Legion Post 119. Partnerships thrive when the missions of both organizations support one another—with details pinned down in a written agreement. Our Program & Partner Policy guides it all, stating, “The library draws upon the community in developing programs and actively partners with other agencies, organizations, institutions, and individuals to develop and co-present public programs… consistent with the library’s goals and objectives.” Of course, the library’s collaborative efforts don’t necessarily constitute an endorsement of the policy positions of our partners. Much like we buy materials for our collections that span all sides of the issues, the library brings people and ideas together, while remaining neutral and nonpartisan. We don’t steer clear of controversial topics; rather, we seek to facilitate civic and respectful conversations around them. Partnerships make us stronger by pulling together the strengths and specialties of the organizations created by our very community. We can do well when we work together.

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FAFSA Workshop: Financial Aid For College-Bound Students What is FAFSA? It stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid and is the standard form used by colleges and government programs to review student aid eligibility. The latest FAFSA applica-

tion form just went online on October 1. If you’re a young person exploring a pathway to college—or a parent or grandparent assisting someone with that process—you’re encouraged to register for the “FAFSA College Readiness” workshop taking place at the Estes Val-

ley Library this Wednesday, October 16, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The program is co-sponsored by the Estes Valley Library and Estes Park Schools. Participants should register in advance at In addition to getting insights into how to complete the FAFSA form, participants will get the opportunity to ease the strain of college costs by better understanding the key sources of financial aid. The session will be facilitated by longtime college administrator Kaye Orten. The presenters will help students and parents develop and refine that all-important, essential goal: having a plan. College planning can—and should—be exciting, as young people find their pathways to success and happiness. Find registration details and more information at

St. Bart’s Prepares for Holiday Bazaar – Order Your Pasties Now!

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

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

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What’s Happening At The Estes Valley Library LIBRARY CLOSED THIS MONDAY The library will be closed all day on Monday, October 14, for a Staff Development Day. Fall hours are: Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. CONFLICT RESOLUTION MONTH Book Discussion: “The Gift of Our Wounds” Tuesday, October 15, 10 a.m. - noon, Wasson Room This book tells the powerful story of an unlikely friendship—one man a Sikh and the other a former skinhead—who join together on a mission to fight hate. Register at and pick up a copy of the book. Movie Discussion: “Risking Light” Thursday, October 24, 10 a.m. - noon, Estes Park Museum This acclaimed film about forgiveness is available to view in the Library collection. Facilitated discussion led by Estes Valley Restorative Justice. Register at Workshop: When Cultures Meet Wednesday, October 30, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Town Hall Susan Stewart, an instructor with Power and Systems, leads an upbeat workshop in how to decrease tension, appreciate diverse perspectives, strengthen interactions, and create organizations where commonalities and differences are appreciated. Register at WORKSHOPS Mountain Lions Tuesday, October 15, 5:30-7 p.m., Hondius Room Explore mountain lion ecology, hu-

man-lion interactions, and community stewardship with experts who have studied these wild felines. Learn to read the “signs” these creatures leave. Register at

FAFSA: College Readiness Wednesday, October 16, 5:30-7 p.m., Hondius Room Ease the strain of college costs by exploring the key sources of financial aid. Workshop led by longtime college administrator Kaye Orten. Register at Wildlife Tracks in the Snow Wednesday, October 23, 5 - 6 p.m., Hondius Room Explore animal tracks and meet the creatures who live beneath the snow.

Led by Rocky Mountain National Park’s Education Rangers. Register at Avalanche Awareness Thursday, October 24, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Hondius Room Learn how to stay safe and avoid avalanches by understanding their behavior and how to approach avalanche terrain as a traveler. Led by AIARE-certified educators from Kent Mountain Adventure Center. Register at CITIZENSHIP Citizenship Exam Preparation Wednesday, October 16, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Wasson Room Weekly classes continue for those seeking to complete the necessary forms and pass the U. S. Citizenship Exam. Participants are invited to this supportive class, whether or not they are currently ready to apply. Class materials are provided. No advance registration is necessary.

Larimer County 101 Thursday, October 17, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Hondius Room Learn how to effectively engage with Larimer County government by understanding its structure, funding, and departments. Led by County Public Affairs Manager Michelle Bird. Register at Estes Park 101 Tuesday, October 29, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Hondius Room Town of Estes Park Public Information Officer Kate Rusch will explain the Town’s basic structure, as well as its funding sources and departments, with insights on how the public can get involved. Register at TECH Tech Express Tuesday, October 22, drop-in 10:30 a.m. - noon, Makerspace Participants are invited to drop in with quick questions about their phones, tablets, laptops, email, or apps. Library staff will try to diagnose the issue, offer an answer, or make a recommendation for follow-up. Registration encouraged but not required. TEENS & TWEENS Game Night for Tweens & Teens Tuesday, October 15, 4 - 5:30 p.m., Makerspace Tweens and teens are encouraged to visit the Makerspace for group gaming,

with ten PC laptops featuring a selection of installed games for use on a firstcome, first-serve basis. Board and card gaming options available too, with snacks served. Weekly Homework Helper for Tweens & Teens Thursday, October 17, 4 - 5:30 p.m., Wasson Room Teens and tweens are invited for assistance with homework assignments, research, and with using Library resources. Snacks provided. No registration required.

KIDS Kids’ Book Club: “Bunnicula” Saturday, October 19, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Hondius Room Kids in grades 1 through 6 will read and discuss the Halloween-themed classic, “Bunnicula.” Participants may pick up a complimentary copy to read beforehand, then attend on October 19, with a craft project and snacks provided. Register at Try-It Tuesday: Decorate a Haunted House Tuesday, October 22, 4 to 5 p.m., Hondius Room Kids in grades K through 5 will transform a wooden birdhouse into a cute Halloween or spooky haunted house. Register at STORYTIMES Storybook Explorers: “Aaaarrggh— Spiders! ” Saturday, October 19, 11:15 to 11:45 a.m., Hondius Room This book club is for kids ages 0 to 6 and their parents and caregivers. This month’s selection is a whimsical storybook about spiders. Families will join in a thematic activity and take home a copy of the book. Register at

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Battling Hunger And Poverty One Song At A Time-The Crossroads Concert By: Doug Fox

We live in a state of conflicts. The unemployment rate in Colorado is a meager 2.8% -- 4th lowest in the country. But one out of every ten people lives in poverty. Poverty in Estes Park is a little

Crossroads is the charitable food pantry for the Estes Valley. It supplies food, financial assistance for housing, utilities, medical bills, prescriptions and other necessities on a limited basis. The average family relies on Crossroads for about six months. “Over the last three years there’s been a

one who is in need goes there, in addition to the other things they receive, there must be a sense of somebody cares. And there are not that many places where you can find that." The Estes Valley is one place where generosity and caring is common place. Some of the best singing talent in the valley will donate their time and talent to stage a fabulous after-

Christy Florence “Queen of the Night” from Magic Flute Scott Anderson and Melissa Westover Duet from “Wicked” Estes Valley Chamber Singers “Africa” “Let It Go” “You Raise Me Up” with “Be Still My Soul” (closing number) "I am very fortunate in that I have been friends with these incredibly talented people long enough to be able to

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higher -- 12.3%. But the median property value is $361,300. The poor living in the midst of plenty. The Bible tells us in Mark 14:7 "The poor you will always have with you, and you can help them any time you want." That's what Crossroads Ministry in Estes Park does -- it helps those in need. "As tourism grows and the need for seasonal workers and service jobs increase... we’re always going to have a population of people that are not at a livable wage to survive," says Crossroads Executive Director Brian Schaffer. "So we’re able to come in and close the gap so they can live, work, and play in Estes Park."

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decline in the number of people served," explains Schaffer, "but there’s been an increase in the services we provide. That’s telling us that either the people we were helping have done better, or they have moved out of town, but then the people coming to us have a higher level of need.” Responding to that need is why the Crossroads Concert was created. "Crossroads Ministry in Estes Park is so important to me because it is so basic," says concert producer Bob Gunn. "It provides food, shelter, financial counseling, and I suspect when some-

Coat Distribution A Success! Additional Coats Still Available

Brian Schaffer, Executive Director for Crossroads Ministry, shares that “Over the last month there have been hundreds of coats flying off the hangars and arriving at Crossroads Ministry for our Coat Distribution. We are so grateful to everyone that gave so others would not be left out in the cold this winter. On Friday, October 4, we started out with over 450 coats and winter gear that had come in from individuals who read the newspaper, churches who rallied their members, high school students involved with Rotary, and businesses who wanted to give out of their abundance to “Share the Warmth” with people in the cold. By the end of the day we had given out a little over 120 coats along with several items from our winter gear collection. Although we gave out a lot we

still have many coats available for anyone that needs one. Please help us get the word out to people that need winter gear! People can stop by Crossroads Ministry any day of the week to shop for the perfect coat. We realize there is no way we could ever pull something off like this without help from our community, so thank you to every donor who continues to give as a way of expressing love for our neighbors. I think what we did as a community through the coat distribution speaks volumes of how much we care about people. I know it’s just a coat, but it’s the spirit of giving something away that was once yours that warms my heart. Together we are making a difference! Keep up the good work!” For more information on ways you can partner with Crossroads Ministry, visit our website at

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noon of music. Here's a rundown on what to expect at the concert Oct. 12th at 2:00 p.m. at the Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies, 1700 Brodie Avenue: Nancy Bell “Taylor the Latte Boy” “All That Jazz” Robert Gunn “ Life As It Is/The Impossible Dream Nancy Bell and Robert Gunn “From A Distance”

talk them into doing this," says Gunn. "Actually, I don’t have to talk them into it; I don’t have to twist their arms, because this is something they all believe in and they want to do.” The concert is free of charge. Just show up at 2:00 p.m. Oct. 12 at Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies. Donation buckets will be passed around at intermission and the audience is invited to donate any amount they desire. Last year, it amounted to about $5,000. It all goes to Crossroads Ministry -- battling hunger and poverty one song at a time.

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Things To Do With Estes Valley Recreation And Park District All programs are at the Estes Valley Community Center unless otherwise noted. This list is just a small portion of the wide variety of EVRPD programming! Visit for additional information as well as complete class, program, event and activity listings. To register, call 970-586-8191 or visit Halloween is coming soon! Stay tuned for more details about our costume contest and special afternoon event at the Community Center featuring the movie “Young Frankenstein,” a Mel Brooks film starring Gene Wilder. See it again or see it for the first time! DANCE Sweatin’ to the 80s: Jan Tenzer’s NEW 80s aerobic dance class inspired by Richard Simmons Tuesdays and Fridays from 1-2 p.m., Lower Fitness. $5 Drop-in. Adult Jazz with Rebecca Gilberto Wednesdays through October 30; 11:15 a.m.-12:05 p.m. $5 Drop-in. Intro to Line Dancing and Line Dance Party with Jan Tenzer Weekly on Sundays; 1-1:50 p.m. (Intro to Line Dancing), 2-2:50 p.m. (Line Dance Party) $5 drop-in or $8 for Intro to Line Dancing and Line Dance Party taken together. TRAVEL Day Trip to Blackhawk and Central City Monday, October 21; Van leaves EVCC at 9 a.m. and returns approximately 6 p.m. $25 per person includes round-trip transportation. Lunch is on your own. Open to ages 21+. Day Trip to Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature Exhibit at the Denver Art Museum Tuesday, November 19; Van leaves EVCC at 9 a.m. and returns approximately 6 p.m. $57 per person includes round-trip transportation and admission. Lunch at Dozens restaurant is on your own. Open to ages 18+. HEALTH AND WELLNESS Tai Chi for Arthritis (all levels) with Mike Curtiss

Fridays, Now thru October 25; 10:1511:15 a.m. $10; drop-in. Medicare Updates 2020: An overview of upcoming changes to plans and Medicare in general Tuesday, October 15; 1-2:30 p.m. Free; registration required. Breast Cancer Awareness: The Best Path to Early Detection and Prevention Wednesday, October 16; 1-2 p.m. Free; advance registration required. Blood Pressure Check Monday, October 21; 9:30-10 a.m. Free; drop-in. AARP Driver Safety Course Thursday, October 24; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Fee: $15 AARP members, $20 Nonmembers. Checks payable to AARP the day of the class. Advance registration required. Prescription Drug Plan (PDP): Individual 30-minute appointments Thursday, October 24; 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Free; advance registration required. Sign up at EVCC lower level desk. LIFELONG LEARNING The Great Courses® Fine Art DVD Lecture Series; The World’s Greatest Churches This week: The Rock-Hewn Churches of Ethiopia and the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba Weekly on Mondays; Now through December 23, 10-11:30 a.m. (ages 18+) Free; drop-in. Discussion facilitated by Lois Sumey. The Great Courses® Lecture Series; Understanding the Universe An Introduction to Astronomy, 2nd Edition This week: Magnificent Saturn and Uranus & Neptune; the Small Giants Weekly on Mondays; September 23 through November 18; 3-4:30 p.m. Free; drop-in. Discussion facilitated by Tom Keck, Estes Valley Astronomical Society The Supreme Court and the American Society Weekly on Tuesdays; 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. (ages 18+) Free; drop-in.

SPORTS Adult Fall Basketball Monday evenings; 7, 8 or 9 p.m., October 14-December 16 (draft-style teams with captains) $50 per player includes team jersey. Registration required. Adult Fall Basketball – REFEREES WANTED! Monday evenings; 6:30-10:30 p.m., October 14-December 16 You need basic knowledge of basketball rules and we will provide additional training! Apply online at; click on home tab and select employment opportunities. Adult Fall Volleyball Sunday evenings; 4, 5, 6 or 7 p.m., October 27-December 15 $200 per team or $25 per free agent. Registration required. Drop-in Ping Pong Thursdays, 4-9 p.m. (all ages) Lower level; included with daily admission or membership; drop-in. Ping Pong Tournament Saturday, October 26; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (all ages and skill levels welcome; 1st place prize awarded) $20 per player; register before October 22. Drop-in Outdoor Pickleball (Pickleball will be moving indoors on October 14) Every day, 8-11 a.m. (all ages) Stanley Park pickleball courts; free; drop-in. YOUTH ACTIVITIES AND RECREATION Creative Corner Wednesdays, starting September 18; (All school ages and grades welcome!) $5 per artist; drop-in. Gamer’s Corner Fridays, starting September 20; (All school ages and grades welcome!) $5 per gamer; drop-in. Family Playgroup Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m. (ages 0-5) Free and open to the public; drop-in. ADULT ACTIVITIES AND RECREATION Enjoy Coffee, Snacks and Conversation!

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

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Estes Valley Community Center Senior Services Features Employee Jan Tenzer three cinnamon cake doughnuts a day and ended up gaining 33 pounds! Exercise facilities in those days seemed to be just a place to show off your leotard. I wanted to go where people of all sizes and ages could exercise while feeling comfortable and accepted.” Jan found Richard Simmons’ Anatomy Asylum, and it changed everything for her. She worked hard, lost the extra weight and later became one of Simmons’ certified aerobics instructors, teaching the S.O.S. (starting out slow) beginner, intermediate and advanced aerobics classes. Jan described Richard Simmons as, “one of the most compassionate people I’ve ever met. He specialized in making everyone feel as though the class was just for them. Laughter was always part of the experience.” Jan incorporates those same ideals into all the classes she teaches at the Estes Valley Community Center. In 2003, Jan and her husband, Neil, purchased a home in Estes Park. Jan soon began teaching friends and tourists the many line dances she had come to enjoy throughout the years. Now, sixteen years later, Jan is still teaching her favorite line dances including the The photo inset shows Jan in her Richard Sim- Boot Skootin’ Boogie, Cupid mons teaching days, and now, thirty years later. Shuffle, Cowboy Hustle and Uptown Funk at the Estes Valley Born in New York, Jan Tenzer grew up Community Center on Sundays at 1 in Miami, Florida; always wanting to be p.m. another Carol Burnett- style entertainer. Beginning on September 3, Jan began She traveled across the country, singing adding to her dance and exercise offerand dancing in the show band “Al ings with a new S.O.S. Richard SimHughes and the Smiling Phases.” The band was short-lived, ending Jan’s dream mons-inspired 80s aerobic dance class at the Estes Valley Community Center on of stardom. Tuesdays and Fridays from 1-2 p.m. No Later, Jan found herself working as a registration required, just a $5 drop-in bookkeeper for Krispy Kreme Doughfee. Grab those leg warmers and stop by nuts. She commented, “I was eating to join in the fun!

Dances Of Peace October 19th New meeting place! You are invited to attend the Dances of Universal Peace each third Saturday at the US Bank meeting room (373 East Elkhorn Ave.). The dances begin at 2:00 and end at 4:00. No previous experience is necessary to learn

these meditative movements and words of sacred phrases from diverse cultures. The dances are offered by donation for the leaders and musicians, no one is denied joining these interfaith practices. For further information call Linda Bensey 970-214-7719.

Artist Brings Ancient Copper Craft To Life In Allenspark

been tourists visiting Allenspark for about 49 years now,” he said. Upchurch saw a 10" brass Phoenician plate in the St. Louis Art Museum that is dated some 2,500 years ago. “The artisan chased an image of bulls in a circle around the plate. I made a copper plate with the same image and as I worked up the image with my steel tools and hammers,” he said. “I couldn’t help but feel a connection to that artisan. My piece taught me something about his/her work. I know what the smith did well and There was a hammered copper techwhat he struggled with. There is a field nique that used to be common in the of study, Forensic Anthropology, that Appalachian mountains, but fewer and fewer artisans practiced it until it almost tries to figure out how the ancients did their work. If I had another life to live, I died out. Several years ago, the techthink I would like to study that!” nique was rediscovered and Jim Upchurch was one of the artists who is Upchurch is inspired by the clean debringing it back to life. His work is done sign work of the Arts & Crafts moveby hand in a small studio on the Missis- ment of the late 1800s and early 1900s. sippi River in Canton, Missouri and is “I hope a viewer of my art enjoys looknow available at The Old Gallery In Aling at a craft that is not all that common lenspark. and maybe others will be interested Jim Upchurch began working with cop- enough to try their own craft revival. These skills have recently begun to be per only five years ago, but had a solid passed on to others with the hope of shop background teaching Industrial saving this art form for future generaArts for six years after he graduated from college. He holds a Bachelor of In- tions. I am glad I get to be a part of that.” dustrial Arts from North East Missouri State and a Master’s Degree in Industrial Upchurch enjoys being a part of the Arts from the University of Northern artist community at The Old Gallery. Colorado. He was in his 60s when he be- “The Old Gallery is reflective of the Algan going to workshops taught by Coplenspark community. I am so glad to be per Artist Ben Caldwell in Nashville. a part of it.” “I enjoy working in an ancient craft,” he When asked where he gets his inspirasaid. “There is evidence that copper was tion he said, “The days spent in the worked as much as 5,300 years ago. I like mountains are a blessing—especially if to go to good museums and look for you live in a hot, humid valley of the copper and bronze chasing and repousse Mississippi River—at least in July and work done by the ancients.” August!” he said. Upchurch is one of 19 artists whose The Old Gallery is located at 14863 work is featured at The Old Gallery in Hwy. 7 in Allenspark. It’s a 1940s log Allenspark, a nonprofit center for comstructure that received a $1.2 million munity, the arts and visitors just 20 min- renovation in 2015. Visitors and area utes south of Estes Park. residents enjoy concerts, classes, lecUpchurch joined the roster of artists at tures, yoga and more there. The Old Gallery this year but his history For a complete list of artists and events with the community began when he and at The Old Gallery visit his wife had breakfast at Meadow Moun- tain Café “three owners ago.” “We have

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The Fun Never Ends At The Estes Park Mountain Shop Join us for Back-to-Back Nights of Spectacular Entertainment In partnership with the U.S. Trail Conference, Altra Running, Ultimate Direction, Real Athlete Diets (RAD) and the Range of Motion Project (ROMP), the Estes Park Mountain Shop will be hosting back-to-back nights of spectacular entertainment focused on perseverance, determination and conquering challenges while pursuing a passion for the outdoors. We invite the public to join us this Friday, October 11 and Saturday, October 12 for these engaging and dynamic opportunities. U.S. Trail Conference Demo Run and Presentation: Friday night, hit the trails with a demo pair of Altra running shoes before making your way back to the Estes Park Mountain Shop for refreshments and food provided by RAD, movie presentations featuring 2019 UTMB winner Courtney Dauwalter in ‘The Source’ and Boulder’s unstoppable Dave Mackey in ‘LEADMAN: The Dave Mackey Story,’ raffles and athlete Q&A lead by local, professional ultrarunner Joshua Stevens. The group run will start at 5 p.m. at the Estes Park Mountain Shop, and film screenings will begin at 6 p.m. Admission is a $10 donation to ATRA and Girls on the Run Rockies whose work inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident through running and is dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. Range of Motion Encore Film Presentation: The Range of Motion Project’s mission is to provide high quality prosthetic care in underserved populations, enhancing mobility and unlocking human potential. This mission stems from

a belief that prosthetic limbs and orthotic braces are not simply medical devices, but instruments of personal empowerment. This Saturday, join us for a powerful encore presentation of ‘La Cumbre’ and ‘What’s Your Mountain,’ which document what it means to live as an amputee in the developing world. ‘La Cumbre’ is the story of Kathy Pico, an Ecuadorian native, lost her leg to cancer at age 38. Reassessing her life, meaning and values, Kathy turned to alpinism. In 2017, with the support of the Range of Motion Project (ROMP) and a team of world-class athletes including Wounded Warrior and Everest Summiter, Chad Jukes and record holding skyrunner, Karl Egloff, Kathy and team made an attempt on Cayambe– Ecuador’s third tallest volcano at 18,996 feet. Kathy’s story continues with ‘What’s Your Mountain’ and the 2018 Elite Team’s attempt to summit Volcán Cotopaxi, Ecuador's 2nd highest peak at 19,347 feet. Come meet 2018/2019 Elite Team Member Karl Schroeder and learn more about the Range of Motion Project and Climbing for ROMP. The evening’s activities will kick off with open gym climbing from 5-7 p.m. at the Estes Park Mountain Shop. Free-will donations will be accepted. Film presentation will begin at 7 p.m. Admission to the presentation is a suggested donation of $10 with all proceeds supporting the Range of Motion Project (501c3) and the 2019 Climbing for ROMP Elite Team. For more information on either event, check out our online event page at, give us a call at (970) 586-6548 or follow us on Facebook.

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ESTES PARK SCHOOL DISTRICT R-3 Vacancy Announcement Middle School Boys Basketball Coach 2019-2020 Season Available coaching position for middle school 7th grade boys basketball. Experience in coaching preferred. Must be willing to obtain small vehicle certificate. Salary range is $2400 to $2784 depending on experience. For more information, please contact Assistant Athletic Director Mary Barron at 970-586-4439, ext. 3205, or Athletic Director, Jeff Collins at 970586-5321 ext. 3302. Apply online at Only online applications accepted. Positions open until filled. Estes Park School District R-3 Is An Equal Opportunity Employer

COME JOIN OUR ROCKY MOUNTAIN RESORTS TEAM! MAINTENANCE Full-time and part-time positions available. Experience in electrical, plumbing, drywall, and hot tubs preferred. HOUSEKEEPING Full-time and part-time positions available. Experience preferred. Apply at, mail or email resume to: Fawn Valley Inn, 2760 Fall River Road, Estes Park, CO 80517 Email:

Now Hiring For: HOST SERVER BUSSER All positions are year round, full-time and well paid based on experience. Happy, enthusiastic, and hardworking individuals please apply in person, ask for Nailya 453 E. Wonderview Ave #5 970-586-0272

If you need a second job through the winter or if you are looking for a full-time position, look no further than Harmony Foundation. We have multiple openings in our Kitchen & Housekeeping departments. Let us know what schedule you would like and we can customize a shift to fit your needs. Harmony is a treatment center for alcohol and drug addiction so candidates offered employment will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test.

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To apply, stop by our campus at 1600 Fish Hatchery Road in Estes Park or send your resume to We look forward to meeting you!

Starting at $15 per hour No Medical Background required Flexible Schedule Training and Local Support provided Rewarding & Meaningful Job! Apply online at or call for more information 970‐494‐0289

Help Wanted Barista Full Time and Year Round Call 970-586-2222 356 E. Elkhorn Ave #2

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Rams Horn Village Resort has year round full time and part time positions

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

Painters full and part time positions available. 970-518-4001

Year Round Housekeeper Needed Contact Rhonda at 586-2358

Housing Possiblility and Signing Bonus Murphy's Hotels are looking for Front Desk Team Members Full Time House Keepers Breakfast Room Attendant Sip and Paint Instructor Full and part time positions available - call Loretta 1-970-480-2955 or apply at 1650 Big Thompson Av.

ADMIN ASST Full time position General office duties incl. phones, greeting clients, good computer skills Send resume to Range Realty, Ltd. PO Box 1604, Estes Park, CO 80517 or email to:

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Library Assistant Salary Range: $12.00 - $14.00 / hour 24 - 28 Hours/week. Includes vacation/sick time accrual. Closing Date: 5 pm, Friday, October 18, 2019 SUMMARY: You’re the essence of a patron’s library experience, providing exceptional customer service at the first and second floor desks. You thrive within a fast-paced, multi-tasking team environment, paying attention to detail, with the skills to learn computer systems. Bilingual a plus. Must be able to work days, evenings, and weekends. PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION: Review full job description and apply at Only online applications with cover letter and resume will be accepted. EEO.

YEAR-ROUND OPPORTUNITIES Reservations Agent Banquet Chef Buildings Maintenance Technician Housekeeper

Hiring for Part-Time and Seasonal Positions Gap Program Facilitator Library Assistant - Volunteer Human Resources Hiring Assistant Preschool Classroom Aide

ESTES PARK SCHOOL DISTRICT R-3 Substitutes Needed Apply online at Only online applications are accepted. See full posting at Daily rate $40 - $100 depending on position. Questions? Contact Kim Morris via email at Estes Park School District R-3 Is An Equal Opportunity Employer

Head Housekeeper Seeking energetic, bilingual (english & spanish), experienced housekeeper for Head Housekeeping position. Duties include assigning daily teams and work loads, quality check rooms/cabins, supervise work productivity, help with room/cabin cleaning, laundry, and other general cleaning as needed. Year round, full time. starting wage up to $17/hour + pooled tips (based on experience) Apply in person at Della Terra Mountain Chateau, 3501 Fall River Road, Estes Park or send resume and cover letter to

Rams Horn Village Resort is looking for a talented individual to assist in multiple office projects and help coordinate outstanding customer experiences for our homeowners and guests at Estes Park's highest rated resort. This is a part time position for a detail-oriented individual who has outstanding customer service skills, has excellent math, computer, and communication skills, and is able to learn new software and systems quickly. Fill out an application at Rams Horn Village Resort, 1565 Colo. Hwy 66. EEOE

Looking for experienced Carpenters. Both framing and trimming experience necessary. 586-4730

SEASONED An American Bistro Immediate opening for

Server at highly-rated, small Estes Park family-run Bistro. Looking for organized, cheerful and energetic employee. Contact us at 970.586.9000.

Please apply on line at Year Round. Full-Time positions qualify for benefits which include health, dental, vision, life, short-term disability and paid time off.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Join Our Team Looking to earn some extra cash but not regular full time employment? These positions are for “as needed”. NON‐CLINICAL POSITIONS Tech Support Analyst – Full Time (Temporary) Patient Access Representative Environmental Services Technician Activities Coordinator CERTIFIED NURSING ASSITANTS CNA – Living Center CNA – Med/Surg NURSES RN ‐ Infusion RN ‐ L&D RN – Emergency Dept. RN – Med Surg RN/LPN – Living Center RN – Physician Clinic RN ‐ Case Manager ALLIED HEATLH Paramedic Physical Therapist Occupational Therapist Speech Language Pathologist MRI Technologist CT Technologist Respiratory Therapist

• Dietary Assistant Position $13.50 per hour

• Senior Living Medication Aide (Resident Care Specialist) Starting wage 13.50 per hour + Differential

ATTENDANTS Customer Service. Proficiency in English. Year round attendant position. Some weekend and evening shifts will be required. Send your resume today to: 172-174 S. St. Vrain Ave. Estes Park, CO 80517

Perform a variety of functions to accomplish delivery services in the Estes area. Vehicle supplied. Must be able to lift up to 70lbs. Clean driving record required. Competitive pay. Call Mark at 970-577-8620

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• Senior Living Housekeeping Assistant $13.50 per hour


We’re gearing up for end of summer and the fall season and hiring for the following positions starting at $13.80/hr.: • Checker • Courtesy Clerk • Day-Stocker • Overnight Stocker • Bakery Clerk • Deli Clerk • Produce Clerk • Seafood Clerk • Cake Decorator • Meat Cutter Get your application at: After your application has been completed, please call our hiring manager Ann at 970.586.4447.

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Year Round, Full Time Positions with Housing Available. Apply in person. 3450 Fall River Rd. 970-577-0043 ext. 2

Night Time Management and Day Staff Casual Fun Atmosphere Come Join Our Team! Apply at 543 Big Thompson Ave. Lower Stanley Village

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Join Our Team NOTICES

BIRTH CENTER Registered Nurse – Full Time **Sign on Bonus Available** DIETARY SERVICES Cook – Full Time FACILITIES Facilities Maintenance Tech –Full Time HOME HEALTH / HOSPICE Personal Care Provider – Full Time INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Tech Support Analyst – Full Time (Temporary) LABORATORY Director of Laboratory Medical Technologist or MLT – Full Time LIVING CENTER MDS RN Coordinator – Full Time **Sign on Bonus Available** RN/LPN – Full Time **Sign on Bonus Available** Certified Nursing Assistant – Full Time **Sign on Bonus Available** PHYSICIAN CLINIC Medical Assistant / LPN – Full Time QUALITY DEPARTMENT Director, Quality Management SURGICAL SERVICES Certified Surgical Technologist ‐ FT WOUND CARE RN – Part time

WANTED Line Cook Twin Owls Steakhouse Apply in person between 12-5 JOIN OUR TEAM! Full details on open positions can be found at The Town of Estes Park is accepting applications for: Civil Engineer I/II Close Date: Open until filled Executive Legal Assistant Close Date: October 16, 2019 Journey Lineworker Close Date: Open until filled Police Officer Close Date: Open until filled Volunteer/Committee Board Positions Estes Park Board of Appeals Plumbing Experience Close Date: Open until Filled Estes Valley Planning Commission Close Date: Open Until Filled







Very nice condo, 1 bedroom, 1.5 baths, fireplace One pet accepted $1,450/mo plus utilities.

Winter Cabins Available Oct-May. 1,2,3 bedrooms. Starting at $975/mo. all utilities included. Valhalla Resort - 970-586-3284

Two bedroom condo, 1 bath, 1 car garage, washer & dryer. One pet accepted $2,150/mo plus utilities

Affordable Winter Rentals - 1 Bedroom Cabin & Motel Units. N/S, N/P. Call Todd for Rates and Availability @ 970586-8141

Parks Advisory Board Close Date: November 1, 2019

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(Committee 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; by mail to PO Box 1200, Estes Park, CO 80517; or via Email to or via Fax to (970) 577-4770. The status of applications will be communicated via e-mail. By choice, the Town of Estes Park is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Rams Horn Village Resort is seeking a seasonal or year round part time employee to assist with lawn mowing, grounds cleanup, and basic maintenance projects. This position can be full time if combined with housekeeping. Great working environment in Estes Park’s only Gold Crown Resort. We are looking for energetic, dependable people who are able to perform physical labor and who have strong customer service skills. Fill out an application at Rams Horn Village Resort, 1565 Colo. Hwy 66. EEOE

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Property Caretaker Needed in Estes Park! 35 acre property; In need of someone to help at our home 20-30 hrs/week; works includes maintenance, landscape, general home repairs and coordinating contractors. Electrical and plumbing experience preferred. Flexible and on call hours needed. Competitive pay! 303.386.5850

One or Two Families Shared Ranch housing on the Historic Overlook Ranch. Fully furnished 4 bedroom 2 bath main lodge on 12 acres. Ready to move in on Oct 1. Minimum 9 month lease Oct - May. $3200/mo includes electric & water. You pay for propane only. Come check it out. Call Gisela at 970-218-0054 or Ed at 970-218-0053 Furnished House for Rent 6 months Nov - Apr $1100/mo. plus utilities 303-442-4757

LIVING CENTER CNA – Full Time Sign on Bonus Available CNA ‐ PRN (as needed) LPN – Full Time Sign on Bonus Available RN MDS Coordinator ‐ Full Time Sign on Bonus Available RN – Full Time Sign on Bonus Available RN/LPN ‐ PRN (as needed) Activities Coordinator ‐ PRN (as needed)

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Silver Saddle Inn Now hiring: • Housekeepers • Breakfast Attendant • Front Desk Agent Must be a non-smoker. Good wages. Apply in person or email resume 1260 Big Thompson Avenue No calls

Cabin 3/2/2 1800ftsq $1600/mo+Util, W/D,FP, FF, avail 10/1 6-7mths, walkable to town, NS, VRBO 806553

Two bedroom condo, 1 bath, 1 car garage, furnished, nice patio area One pet accepted $2,150/mo plus utilities

Commercial Rentals

Class A Office 2014 Construction, Full Service, Furnished or Fawn Valley condo, win- Unfurnished offices in ter rental Nov thru May Downtown location, Near 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, fur- Town Hall. $450 to $550 nished. per month. All internet opNo pets, no smoking. tions including Fiber availRoommates acceptable able. Includes Conference $2,000/mo plus $300 utili- Room, Handicap ties Restrooms, Copy and Scanning Facility, Coffee Call Home Sweet Home Room. Property Services Call Thom at Verus 970-699-6727 Commercial, Inc. 970-586-2448 CONDO FOR RENT 880 sq. ft. commercial Like new 3 bedroom, rental with two offices, 3 bath, 2 car garage, N/S, large reception area, handN/P, year lease, $1850 icapped bath, individual month, utilities not inheating and A/C and front cluded in a very quiet door parking. $880/mo. neighborhood at Vista plus NNN and utilities. Ridge Condos, close to Graves Avenue Plaza. Call town, walking trails. Peggy at 970-232-5588. References required. Available November. Room/Roommate 970-980-9887

Apartments 1350 S.F. Apt. for Rent A/C, Stainless Appliances, Open Loft, 1 Bedroom, No Pets, No Smoking, Adults. Call 970-679-7938

Wanted - person to share 2 BD, 1 1/2 bath condo near Lake Estes. Rent includes all utilities. Fully furnished. N/S, N/P. Background check. $800 per month, $800 deposit. Ruby 970-573-8540

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Estate Sales

Dog Kennel - Chain Link 6x6x4, no gate. FREE!! 970-586-5596

ESTATE SALE Sat 12th, 9-4 409 Columbine Ave Pool Table, Chest Freezer, Furniture, Old Trunks, Brass Bed, Men’s Clothing size XL, Boots & Shoes size 10.5 - 11, Hunting & Camping Gear, Misc Household Items.

Deer Crest Resort Rooms & Suites with kitchenettes. Available for extended stays and monthly rental. October 20, 2019 thru April 30, 2020. Adults only, non-smoking, no pets. Call Cherokee @ 970-586-2324 or 816-888-9320

1995 Chevy 1500, red, 6 cyc, 4x4, manual, topper. $1,300. Call Robbie, 970-744-9408.

SERVICES Home Repair/Service

HOUSEHOLD Furniture FREE! 42” round oak kitchen table w/ 4 chairs. All in good condition. FREE - U pick up. Call 970-577-9982

Storage Units RV-Boat-Trailer Winter Storage-$50/month Oct. 15-May 1 KOA Campground 2051 Big Thompson, Estes Park Call 815-520-7602

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

DESK: Sturdy Oak with flip top for computer. 3 Residential/Commercial drawers and pull out on right. $50 OBO. 586-2799 Interior/Exterior Light Construction Remodel Handyman Services Call for Estimates 970-226-4714

Why rent when you can Own? New 2 bed/2.5 bath designated for the EP workforce. Possible downpmt assistance. $330k. Call Seth with The Group, Inc 970-310-7498.

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

Garage Sales Sat., Oct. 12, 8 AM to 12 PM; 1535 Raven Circle, Unit B, Estes Park. Find something you cannot live without and I can!

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

Big Garage Sale Saturday 12th at 8:00 to 12:00. 530 Far View Ln Bicycles, Clothes, Shoes, Tools, DJ Bluetooth Loudspeaker and much more!





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