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November 15, 2019

Bobcat On The Prowl Photo by Paul Marcotte

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Reach Out To Help Your Community -Donate To Blue Santa Through Dec. 8 Donate at locations across town Every holiday season, the Blue Santa program collects non-perishable food, gifts and hygiene products for disabled, shut-in and elderly community members that need a little extra holiday cheer.

seniors and singing carols. There are several ways to support the Blue Santa program. Monetary donations may be dropped off at the Estes Park Police Department, 170 MacGregor Ave., or mailed to: Blue Santa Program, c/o Estes Park Police Auxiliary, P.O. Box 1287, Estes Park, CO 80517. Non-perishable food and/or hygiene products can be left in one of the many Blue Santa boxes around town, or a monetary donation may be left in one of the Blue Santa jars. Donations will be collected through Dec. 8. For a list of locations, please visit or obtain a list at the Blue Santa is sponsored by the Estes front window of the Estes Park Police Park Police Department Auxiliary. It is Department. Monetary donations allow anticipated that Blue Santa will assist the Police Auxiliary to purchase food nearly 100 people this year, and it's not and gifts to supplement donated items. too late to nominate someone in need of Every penny donated will be used to assistance. To nominate a disabled, shut- fund items for Blue Santa recipients. in or elderly community member in Donations will be delivered Dec. 14 to need, please contact Captain Corey Pass all Blue Santa recipients. at 970-577-3828 or For more information, contact Captain Members of the Blue Santa team also Corey Pass at the Estes Park Police Devisit residents of Prospect Park and partment, at 970-577-3828 or Good Samaritan Society, visiting with

Karen Randall, MD To Speak About The The Medical & Social Harms From Marijuana Seen In The Town Of Pueblo 7,000 copies were printed this week, and distributed FREE to hundreds of Estes Valley locations including Allenspark, Glen Haven & Lyons.

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Join us on November 21, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Hondius Room of the Estes Valley Library. Dr. Randall is residency trained in pediatrics, emergency medicine, and family practice. She has served on the SAMHSA technical expert panel with Sheriff Justin Smith. She has published articles and chapters in books (one published, one going to press). She is certified in cannabis science and medicine through the University of Ver-

Town To Host 9th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony The Town of Estes Park will kick off the holiday season with its annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Saturday, Nov. 23 at George Hix Riverside Plaza in downtown Estes Park. Festivities start at 3:30 p.m. with the official tree lighting taking place at 5:30 p.m. Festive live music will be sung by the Estes Park Elementary School Mountain Echoes Choir at 5:15 p.m. and Mayor Todd Jirsa will flip the tree lighting switch at 5:30 p.m. All activities are free of charge. Attendees at this family-friendly event can decorate cookies, write letters to Santa, and take photos with Santa and his elves. Kids can enjoy the Bubble & Glow Station, where they’ll receive free

bubbles and glow-in-the-dark necklaces, and hot chocolate, cookies and candy will be provided. For more information on the Tree Lighting festivities, please contact the Town’s Events Division at 970-586-6104 or Donations of non-perishable food, hygiene products, and monetary donations will be accepted for the Blue Santa program by Police Department Auxiliary members. These donations are delivered to disabled, shut-in, and elderly community residents in mid-December. For more information on Blue Santa, please contact Captain Corey Pass at 970-5773828 or

EVFPD firefighters generally respond to service. This included: medical calls in their personal vehicles, • Emergency medical (asallowing for a faster response. On other sist EPH): 2 incidents, firefighters respond to a fire • Search and Rescue: 1 station to respond in department appara• Detector/Alarm: 2 tus with specialized equipment. • Fire: 2 During the week of November 3, the • Assist/Service call: 1 Estes Valley Fire Protection District Estes Valley Fire (EVFPD) responded to eight calls for

mont school of Medicine. She recently did a press conference at the Hudson Institute with the former US drug Czar, John Walters. This talk is sponsored by the Estes Park Citizens Opposed to Legal Marijuana Outlets. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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Street Closures In Effect For Nov. 29 Catch The Glow Parade

Special trolley service available on parade day The annual Catch the Glow Parade will light up downtown Estes Park beginning at 5:30 p.m. the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov. 29. At 5 p.m. the Estes Park Police Department will close Elkhorn Avenue and the remainder of the parade route. The parade route will begin at the West Park Center (400-block of West Elkhorn Avenue) and travel east on Elkhorn Avenue. The parade will turn right at the U.S. 36/U.S. 34 intersection and continue east on U.S. 36 to the Fourth Street entrance of the Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, where the route ends. Residents and guests are encouraged to use the free parking structure at the Visitor Center (691 N. St. Vrain Ave.) and use the Riverwalk or ride the trolley to access activities in downtown Estes Park. Downtown loading zones will be closed the night of Nov. 28 in preparation for the parade. Additional parking spaces in the municipal parking lot adjacent to Elkhorn Avenue and the library will be designated Accessible Parking only for parade day. Side streets along the parade route remain open during the parade, but access to the parade route will be prohibited until the parade passes and pedestrians are clear of the roadway. Motorists will

not be able to leave parking lots along the parade route until the parade has passed. To bypass the downtown area, motorists may use alternate routes including the Moccasin bypass, Graves or Manford Avenues to Community Drive, U.S. 36 to Mall Road, and U.S. 34/Big Thompson Avenue. The Elkhorn Express trolley will provide free service from 12 p.m. until 8 p.m. starting at the Estes Park Visitor Center to stops along Elkhorn Avenue (Bond Park at Virginia Dr., The Ore Cart Rock Shop, West Park Center, The Grubsteak Restaurant, The Trading Post, and Bond Park – West side). This loop takes about 30 minutes during normal traffic. The trolley will suspend service at 5 p.m. to join the floats until the end of the parade. A second shuttle will operate from the Events Complex Park-n-Ride at 1209 Manford Ave. to stops at the Estes Park Visitor Center and Bond Park at Virginia Drive as an overflow parking express. The second shuttle will operate from 3:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. For more information, contact the Estes Park Visitor Center at 970577-9900 or visit This free, holiday-themed event is open to the public. Learn more at and

Community Members Invited To Trustee Talk November 20 The Estes Park Town Board of Trustees invites community members to join Mayor Pro Tem Ron Norris and Trustee Ken Zornes for a Trustee Talk Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the Town

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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.

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Fee Free Days In Rocky Mountain National Park In 2020 The National Park Service will have five entrance fee-free days in 2020. On each of these significant days of celebration or commemoration, all national parks will waive entrance fees. The dates for 2020 are: ● Monday, January 20-Martin Luther King, Jr. Day ● Saturday, April 18-First Day of National Park Week/National Junior Ranger Day ● Tuesday, August 25-National Park Service Birthday ● Saturday, September 26-National Public Lands Day ● Wednesday, November 11-Veterans Day “Across the country, more than 400 national parks preserve significant natural and cultural areas, each one an important piece of our national identity and heritage,” said National Park Service Deputy Director David Vela. “Free entrance days serve as additional motivation for people to get outside and enjoy these places of inspiration and recreation.” Since their inception almost 150 years ago, national parks have protected resources and provided places for public health and enjoyment. With at least one site in every state, the National Park Service’s 419 parks, recreation areas, cultural sites, rivers, and trails are accessible destinations that supply benefits for overall physical and mental wellbeing.

Time spent in nature reduces stress and blood pressure and often leads to lifestyle choices that include more exercise and better nutrition. Paddling, bicycling, walking, fishing, star gazing, and camping are just some of the many memorable and healthful recreational activities available in national parks. Veterans Day on November 11 is the only remaining fee-free day in 2019. Out of the 419 National Park Service sites, 110 charge an entrance fee, with costs ranging from $5 to $35. The other 309 national parks do not have entrance fees. The entrance fee waiver for the feefree days does not cover amenity or user fees for activities such as camping, boat launches, transportation or special tours. The annual $80 America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass allows unlimited entrance to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including all national parks. There are also free or discounted passes available for senior citizens, active duty members of the U. S. military, families of fourth grade students, and disabled citizens. Other federal land management agencies offering their own fee-free days in 2020 include the U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Forest Service, and U. S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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 November 20, 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 Second notice: November 15, 2019 ESTES VALLEY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT Erika Goetz, Recording Secretary

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Estes Park Winter Festival Seeks Vendors, Sponsors, And Chili Chefs The Town of Estes Park’s Events Division is pleased to announce the return of the Estes Park Winter Festival in 2020. The event will take place Jan. 18 and 19 at the Estes Park Events Center from 12 to 4 p.m. both days. This year’s festival features live music, a silent disco, beer samples from local breweries, food vendors, kids’ activities, inflatable bounce houses, and the annual chili cook-off. The Town encourages any community members interested in participating to apply. Vendors and Brewers Winter-themed retail vendors and breweries can apply for booth spaces at Breweries are paid a stipend to provide tasting samples at the event, and retail vendors pay a nominal fee to sell products at their booths. Breweries will also have a chance to win gold, silver, or bronze medals for the People’s Choice Award. Sponsors

The Winter Festival has been successful in past years due to the generous support of community sponsors. Event sponsors and lodging sponsors who can donate rooms are needed. For more information and to apply, please visit Chili Chefs The Winter Festival chili competition is sponsored by the Chili Appreciation Society International (CASI) and is open to anyone with a pot, a stove, and a great chili recipe! The cook-off will feature three categories: CASI Red Chili meeting the guidelines of the CASI organization; Open Chili including green, vegetarian, or other not prepared in accordance to CASI guidelines; and a local Restaurant Chili Challenge. For more information or to apply, please visit For questions about the 2020 Winter Festival, please contact Special Events Coordinator Beth Headley at

Deer, especially bucks, can get tangled in nets and backyard items. Bucks are in the rut, so be careful and clean-up the yard. This deer, tangled in Durango, was freed from the net.

Deer Are In The ‘Rut’ – Be Careful! Mule deer are entering their mating season – known as ‘the rut’ - and Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds everyone to be careful around deer and especially bucks which can act aggressively at this time of year. Colorado residents are also asked to remove items from their yards in which deer can be entangled. Items include, but not limited to: hammocks, game nets, swings, lawn chairs, tomato cages, kids’ toys, bicycles, hanging lights, etc. Wandering bucks are prone to get tangled in backyard items. Bucks have a one-track mind at this time of year – they want a mate. So they can become agitated if any other animal, object or person appears to be posing a challenge. Dogs are often targets and they can be badly injured by a buck’s antlers. Several attacks have been reported around the state this fall.

Deer can become aggressive toward humans, so stay well away from them. Do no try to get close for that selfie. The ‘rut’ lasts until about mid-December; if you live in an area where you see lots of deer, take precautions. CPW recommends: Keep dogs on a leash. On walks, with or without your dog, stay as far away from deer as possible. Don’t allow dogs to roam free. Make sure your dog is safe when it’s outside. Never let your dog chase deer or other wildlife. Never leave food outside that could attract wildlife. Tell children not to approach deer or any other wildlife For more information about Colorado’s wildlife, go to:

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Museum Program: Estes Speaks

SPECIAL EVENTS Fridays-Saturdays Nov 15-16-22-23@7pm, Sunday, Nov 24@3pm Estes Park Repertoire Theatre presents The Kitchen Witches. Be ready to laugh! Tickets $15. Come early for dinner on Friday evening!

On Saturday, November 23, at 2:00 library staff began gathering p.m. learn from the locals at the Estes interviews from local individuPark Museum during the fall series, als. Interviewing has continued Estes Speaks. For the third of four oral up through the 2013 flood and a series histories, staff will be sharing the 2013 in 2014 with prominent local video interview of Dr. Jim Detterline climbers/mountaineers. With a variety (1956-2016). Interof topics and eras viewed by Bryon Hospanning across erner, Detterline remore than 150 inflects on his time in terviews, the MuEstes Park primarily seum has taken the describing his years platform to let those climbing and serving who experienced as the Longs Peak Suhistory tell it thempervisory Climbing selves. Please join us Ranger, earning the as we explore the nickname, "Mr. Longs collection. Peak." Detterline was The mission of the involved in more than Estes Park Museum 1,200 search and resDr. Jim Detterline is to conduct activicue missions, and reties that preserve, counts a couple of thrilling adventures. share and respect the unique history of Program attendees will be invited to Estes Park. For more information, call share stories related to the interview af- the Estes Park Museum at 970-586-6256 ter each program which will be moderor visit the Museum's website at ated by museum staff. In his interview, Dr. Detterline, describes his childhood, his first forays into climbing, and his time spent in Estes Park. A man with many interests, Detterline earned a Master's Degree in vertebrate zoology, and a Ph.D. in invertebrate zoology. He served as a climbing ranger in Rocky Mountain National Park from 1987 to 2009. In 1995, he was presented with the Department of the Interior's Medal of Valor for a rescue of two people in a raging river near Horseshoe Falls. Starting in the late 1970s, museum and

Sunday, Nov 17 @3-5pm Memorial gathering to honor long-time legion member Gary Kile. All are welcome to join in remembering Gary.

VETERANS SERVICES Tuesday and Thursday Nov 19 & 21@9-11am Benefits assistance for Veterans and families. Thursday, Nov 21 @noon-5pm Veteran readjustment counseling. Call 970-586-6118 for an appointment.

MEETINGS Tuesday, Nov 19 @6:30 am Sunrise Rotary Breakfast and meeting @2:30pm Foundation meeting Wednesday, Nov 20 @1pm Operations Committee meeting

HAVE FUN! We had a winner in our Queen of Hearts progressive raffle! Jackpot was $1,844. Watch for the start of a new game in a few weeks. Sunday, Nov 17 @11am Broncos @ Vikings We open early ... Come and watch with us! @6pm Bingo! Fun and cash prizes for all ages! Wednesday, Nov 20 @6:30pm Pool League meets and competes. Sunday, Nov 24 @11am Broncos @ Bills Come and watch with us! @6pm Bingo! Fun and cash prizes for all ages!

November Program Focuses On Mental Health Issues Impacting Local Youth On November 20th, from 10:00 a.m. – noon at the Presbyterian Church of the Rockies, the League of Women Voters of Estes Park is presenting a riveting program on a portion of the Capstone Project, a project that was completed by a number of freshman students last year at Estes Park High School. A capstone project is a multifaceted assignment that serves as an academic and intellectual experience for students on a current topic that is chosen by the students themselves. One of the subjects of last year’s project focused on the issue of mental health in teens, resulting in reports on alcohol and drug abuse, sexual abuse, suicide, depression, anxiety, and bullying among

Estes Park teens. Those adult residents who attended the Capstone Project presentation last year were impressed by the level of maturity exhibited by the students in dealing with such sensitive topics. We hope you will join us for this timely and important discussion on the mental health issues that are plaguing some of our youth. Hannah Heckerson, the Mental Health Clinician for Estes Park Schools, will moderate the presentation by Estes Park students and provide additional insight on mental health problems that currently exist in our local schools. For any additional questions, please contact Liz Zornes at 970-480-1888.

WE WANT TO FEED YOU! Friday, Nov 15 @5:30-7pm Fried Chicken $15 Friday, Nov 22 @5:30-7pm Lasagna dinner with extra trimmings $15

Patriots for Peace November Notice The Estes Park Patriots for Peace is an organization dedicated to “building a culture of peace at all levels of society.” To that end, we encourage our members and friends to do something for or make

a contribution to a veterans’ organization of choice for our activity this month. We will resume our regularly scheduled meetings on December 18th.

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The 411 On 4/20: A “Marijuana And Your Health” Symposium Experiencing legal cannabis confusion? You can nip it in the bud. As a service to voters and residents, the Estes Valley Library is hosting a full-day symposium to explore what legalized cannabis and the December 10 Special Election could mean for Estes Park. The symposium takes place at the library on Tuesday, December 3. The day will be broken into four program segments, and attendees do not necessarily have to attend the full day. Participants may choose to attend one or several programs from the schedule. Registration is done separately for each session.

Here is the schedule of that day’s programs: Marijuana and Your Health December 3, 10-11:30 a.m. Dr. Chris Reveley, from Harmony Foundation, Inc., will compare cannabis with the other popular and legal moodaltering drug, ethyl alcohol. Dr. Reveley will discuss the routes of administration and time to the onset of effects; what the chemical does to the body and mind; what the body does to the chemical; the long-term physical and physiological effects of light, moderate, and heavy uses; and the common behavioral manifestations of use. Film Screening: “The Botany of Desire” December 3, 12 noon-2 p.m. This PBS documentary is based on the

bestselling book by Michael Pollan. Pollan takes viewers on an eye-opening exploration of the human relationship to the plant world. Narrated by Frances McDormand, the program shows how our familiar species—the apple, the tulip, marijuana, and the potato— evolved to satisfy human yearnings for sweetness, beauty, intoxication, and control. Marijuana Defined December 3, 2:30-3:30 p.m. This session explores the distinctions between CBD and THC, and between recreational and medical marijuana use. Discussion will include how dispensaries are set up to manage this controlled substance. Marijuana and Public Health in our Community December 3, 4:20-6 p.m. What effects does marijuana have on public health? How could this affect our community? This forum will be led by Katie O’Donnell from the Larimer County Public Health and Environment office and Guy Beesley, director of EMS from Estes Park Health. These programs are offered as part of the Library’s ongoing efforts to support information needs on community topics. Registration for each individual session may be done by visiting the online calendar at

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Scott Rashid To Present Barn Owl Program At The Community Center Scott Rashid, director of the Colorado Avian Research and Rehabilitation Institute or CARRI; and the author of Small Mountain Owls and The Great Horned Owl and indepth Study, will be giving a presentation about his new book Exploring the World of the Barn Owl. The program will be held on Thursday, November 21st at 6:00 p.m. at the Estes Park Community Center. Tickets are available at the door or at Scott has been working with Barn Owls since the early 1990s, and members of the Colorado Avian Research and Rehabilitation Institute have been working with Barn Owls since 2014. During the program, Scott will discuss many fascinating aspects of this seldom seen predator. For example, Barn Owls nest in large nest boxes and other man-made structures, and feed upon voles and other small mammals, and if there are enough small mammals near a nesting pair of Barn Owls, they will raise two families in a summer. When they do this, they often begin nesting in February or March and continue nesting until September or October. Scott will show both still images and video clips of the lives of Barn Owls. He will also discuss the unique anatomy of Barn Owls, along with their courtship activities, egg laying and incubation dates and durations; growth of the

owlets, number of small mammals they consume and the fledging and post fledging activities of Barn Owls. The program is open to all ages and tickets are only $10.00. You can purchase ticket at The price of all ticket sales will go directly to help pay to rehabilitated inured birds in the Estes Valley.

2020 Estes Park Wine And Chocolate Festival Tickets Now On Sale The Town of Estes Park’s Events Division, in partnership with the Estes Park Wine Festival, is pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for the third annual Estes Park Wine and Chocolate Festival. This event will take place at the Estes Park Event Center Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, from noon to 5 p.m. Ticket prices are $40 for an individual and $70 for a couple. They can be purchased online at or at the Event Center office, 1125 Rooftop Way, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday. Tickets to this event sold out well in advance of the event in 2019. Festival guests will receive samples from wineries and chocolatiers, browse

other vendor’s wares, and enjoy live music. Admission includes a souvenir wineglass and a tote bag designed for carrying several bottles of wine. A designated driver ticket, which does not include the glass, wine samples or the tote bag, is also available for $10. The Town of Estes Park will provide a free shuttle for guests the day of the event. Local wineries, chocolate shops and vendors are invited to apply for booth space at this event. For more information about the event or how to get involved, visit, or contact Events staff at or 970-577-3905.

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Rarely do I spend three columns on the same theme but this week is an exception. I am devoting a third column to the topic of the dictionary. Then I’ll be finished with it, not only because the subject will have been thoroughly explored but because the d key on my keyboard has all but retired. My left tall-man finger is getting tired of hitting the fourth key in from the left multiple times to get the d to cooperate. Ictionary just doesn’t cut it. (There is nothing ick about a dictionary. The word ick doesn’t even appear in my 1975 American Heritage dictionary.) Some people would roll their eyes at my stubborn use of an aged machine. They would say it is well past time to join the 21st century and get a new laptop. (I don’t dare tell those same people how old my phone is! Or my washing machine, cassette player, or clock/radio.) My MacBook Pro is 10 years old—ancient in the computer world—but I am thrifty and environmentally conscious and hate to get rid of something that is still functional. Except for the unreliable d key (and the nonfunctioning o key, and the belligerent quote marks key and AWAL dash key), my old Mac is a gem. It is a little slower than it was 10 years ago, but who isn’t? There is something wrong with our throwaway society when a 10-year-old computer needs to be put out to pasture. Which has nothing to do with the dictionary. Here are comments from readers in response to my October 18 column about dictionaries [My replies are in brackets]: Jami L. said, “I still use my Merriam Webster dictionary that my parents gave me as my gift (along with my portable typewriter) as I headed off to college. I don’t look up definitions on the computer. I don’t like computers. When computers were first invented I thought that they were a fad and would soon fade away. ” [That’s what I thought about Twitter ten years ago. Wish I’d been right! ] Marty T. started by saying, “Thunker you are a beautiful thinker! ” [I like the way my cousin Marty thinks! ] He continued, “Love my dictionary. Fattest book in the house. ” And after some thought, he added, “Try not to be hippopotomontrasesquipedalian about it! ” [What? I say, WHAT? ] “Sorry, I maybe cheated a little, ” he said. “That word was not in the dictionary but in Origin of Words, another re-

ally fun book to wander in. I won’t repeat the word (it wore out my fingers the first time) but it means using long, drawnout words to impress people. In Elizabethan England a game people played was to stack syllables and create silly, gigantic words. It is a long word, longer than supercalafragalisticexpealadocious, or is it? But the longest word in the English language is the full word abbreviated to DNA. The full word is 220,000 letters. I am not sure that would fit on a page. ” [When Kris and Gary told me I am only allowed 1000 words per column each week, I’m sure they were unaware of the word that means DNA. ] Lastly, Dorothy G. shared a lovely story: “My late husband George was in the Navy the last two years of WWII. Thanks to the GI Bill he was able to start college, but left after two years when the Army offered him a direct commission to serve in the Army of Occupation, in the First Cavalry Division. We were married in April of 1949, but it took the Army almost a year to find housing so that I could join him in Japan; then two months later the Korean War began and the First Cav left for Korea. George was rotated back to Japan after a year in Korea, and we finally began our married life. “George was in charge of the Quartermaster disposal warehouse in Tokyo, and that's where he rescued the 1935 edition of Funk & Wagnall's New Standard English Dictionary, a full 6 inches thick, weighing 15 pounds, that still rests in honor on top of our encyclopedia bookcase. We've had it rebound in its worn original cover; it's missing the first xvi pages of the "Introductory" but is still extremely useful. How else would I have found that acatalepsia is a medical term for dementia? Or all the kings named Charles? [Because I have a sister who is a doctor in philosophy, I must include that in philosophy, acatalepsia is the impossibility of comprehending or conceiving a thing. ] “I assume you know the Dictionary Game that needs only paper, pencils, a dictionary, and a few honest players. ” [Ah yes, I grew up playing the Dictionary Game and always loved it. I also have Scrabble score sheets going back to my college days. Thanks for the memories, Dorothy. ] You may let The Thunker know what you think at her e-mail address, © 2019 Sarah Donohoe

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Estes Park Health’s Epic Electronic Health Record Will Positively Impact Your Care



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On your next visit to Estes Park Health you will enter the new world of the Epic Electronic Health Record (EHR). The Epic EHR system ( is one of the largest patient electronic health record system in the world – 250 million patients have a current electronic health record in Epic. Epic EHR Improves Continuity of Your Care Many of our patients at Estes Park Health also see healthcare providers at UCHealth. Prior to November 9, it was not possible to easily share a patient’s medical record, but now there is seamless access to clinical charts at both Estes Park Health and UCHealth. Another benefit, to our community and visiting population, is many other healthcare systems around the U.S. and the world also use the Epic system. Your patient record will also be available to physicians using the Epic system if you are out of state, or out of the country. Being a part of the Epic system will improve quality of and continuity of care for our patients. Estes Park Health is Using the UCHealth Instance of Epic After a careful and thorough search, it was decided that UCHealth’s instance of Epic would serve our patients and providers best. It is important to remember that while we will be sharing our EHR system with UCHealth, we are and will remain an independent organization. UCHealth’s Epic Conversion team has been a tremendous partner in this three-year journey to the Saturday, November 9, Epic Go-Live, and they will continue to support our organization’s Epic journey moving forward. When you come in for an appointment during the next month, you will see many people in red UCHealth shirts. These are our Implementation Specialists who are on site to help Estes Park Health staff learn the new system. Once our staff is skilled in using the new system, our UCHealth helpers will head to the next Epic installation. Be Prepared for Your First Visit with Epic EHR At your first visit after November 9, 2019, you will need to bring your current insurance cards (medical and prescription), a valid driver’s license or ID, and your advance directives, as this information will not be moved into the new EHR. This may be a very good time to revisit your current advance directives and make sure your information is correct. If you do not currently have advance directives, we encourage you to pick up a form available on a table next to the Physician Clinic, fill it out with your family, and bring it with you to your next appointment. An advance directives is an important part of your care plan. There is more information about the Epic conversion on

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Shop Local To Reduce Waste, Lower Your Carbon Footprint, & Give Back To The Community Shopping at The Elizabeth Guild Thrift Store & Lizzie’s Boutique offers residents a unique collection of benefits: shopping local with a low carbon footprint, discount prices, reusing items rather than adding to crowded landfills, and giving back to the Estes Valley Community. Run primarily by volunteers, The Elizabeth Guild & Lizzie’s Boutique offer gently used household items, books, clothing, and collectibles at their location at 427 W. Elkhorn. Housed under one roof, both stores are open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Since their inception in 1972, the Elizabeth Guild has donated over $4 million to Estes Park Health. “When you shop at The Elizabeth Guild, you give back to your community in so many ways. 100% of our proceeds go directly back to the Estes Valley Community in the form of donations to provide high quality health care at Estes Park Health. This year, we gave $50,000 to Estes Park Health Foundation and awarded scholarships to three staff members at Estes Park Health to com-

plete advanced training in their respective fields,” said Store Manager David Trabold. “All of this is made possible one t-shirt sale at a time.” “I love coming to the Guild to find new toys and materials for crafts with my kids,” said Kerry, an Estes Park resident. “It’s a 5-minute drive from my house, and we walk out with a handful of goods for $10 that will keep my kids engaged for a few hours, days, or sometimes weeks!” Elizabeth Guild’s biggest fundraiser of the year, Holiday House, is coming up on Saturday, November 30, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Estes Park Conference Center at the Ridgeline Hotel. Offering the best of gently used household items, books, clothing, antiques, collectibles, crafts, baked goods and more, there truly is something for everyone! If you are interested in volunteering or donating a gift certificate or item for the gift basket silent auction, please contact The Elizabeth Guild at 970-586-7205.

Speaker To Present Personal Story Of Surviving A WWII Jungle Prison Author Hulda Bachman-Neeb will be giving a presentation on her book Perils and Pearls at the Maude Jellison Library at YMCA of the Rockies this Saturday, November 16, at 3 p.m. Bachman-Neeb was born in Indonesia of colonial Dutch parentage two years before the Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941. As much of Asia fell under Japanese control, all non-Asians were imprisoned in concentration camps. They were held until

August of 1945, the end of the war in the Pacific. Bachman-Neeb spent three and a half years in a Japanese detention camp with her mother and brother. Perils and Pearls is the true story of their surviving and recovering from this experience. Saturday’s lecture is free and open to the public. Maude Jellison Library is located behind Hyde Chapel at YMCA of the Rockies. For more information, call 970-586-3341 ext. 1133.

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Bond Park, no earlier than the latter half of 1922.

Estes Park Archives Program This Saturday It is always fascinating to examine photographs of Bond Park's development from an empty lot into the bustling center of Estes Park's municipal activity. The Estes Park Archives will do just that this Saturday, November 16, at "Ten Letters" on 240 Moraine Avenue, in the Gaslight Square complex. For those unfamiliar with the Archives'

free weekly Saturday programs, they start promptly at 1:00 p.m., and no reservations or membership are required. Plenty of parking is available across the street, and you don't need any knowledge of Estes Park's early history to participate. Phone 586-4889 with any questions.

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Explore The Creative Table Settings At The Stanley This Weekend might accompany their settings. The planning committee expresses its gratitude to several important sponsors and contributors. This year’s sponsors in alphabetical order are: the Antiquarians club; Bank of Col-

Enjoy the holiday-themed trees in the lobby of the Stanley Hotel this weekend, then stroll next door to the Manor House for the festive Fourth Annual Creative Colorado Table Settings event. This year’s table settings are inspired by the theme, “Books and Movies, Then and Now,” with each participant expressing their creativity through an imaginative display. Creative Colorado Table Settings is a benefit for the Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation. The event is open to the public this weekend on Saturday and Sunday, November 16 and 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is just $10, with all proceeds supporting the Friends. The public will also have an opportunity to vote on this year’s People’s Choice selection. The weekend’s festivities will conclude with an Awards Presentation on Sunday afternoon beginning at 3 p.m. This year’s event is a visual celebration that provides an opportunity for design inspiration from participants, with each table as its own canvas. Spectators remark on how much they enjoy touring the tables and voting on their favorites. Each entry also features an imaginary menu of the meal to be served. While no food is actually prepared, it offers participants to express the culinary items that

Join us at the

Waterfront Grille located inside

The Estes Park Resort for a traditional

Thanksgiving Buffet on Thursday, November 28 10:00am – 5:00pm $55 per person $24 for kids 12 and under For reservations and questions please call at

970-577-6400 or email Visit our website to see the full menu

Here is a quick glance at what we are offering, orado, Bird and Jim’s Restaurant, the Chrysalis Gift Shop at the Stanley, the Estes Park News, the Estes Park TrailGazette, Bobbie Heisterkamp, Kind Coffee, Nina Kunze, Macdonald Book Shop, Nicky’s Steakhouse, Cheryl Pennington, Seasoned—an American Bistro, Smith Sign Studio & Wishes, Neal Standard, the Stanley Hotel, Wynbrier Ltd. Wildlife Gallery, and the YMCA of the Rockies. Creative Colorado TableSettings is an annual fundraiser for the Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation, Inc. More information about the Museum Friends is available

Better Together Benefit Dinner Enjoy great food and good company – all for a good cause! Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership (EVRJP) is hosting its annual Better Together Dinner on November 24, 2019 at Mama Rose’s Restaurant, located at 338 E. Elkhorn Ave. Seating begins at 5:30 p.m.; dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Attendees will be treated to wonderful cuisine and have the opportunity to learn more about restorative justice. This year’s dinner will highlight powerful partnerships and collaboration between individuals and organizations that have strengthened restorative practices and culture in the Estes Valley community. Thanks to the generous donation of the meal by Julie and Rob Pieper, all proceeds will benefit EVRJP and support restorative justice programming in the Estes Valley. Current programming includes Community Group Conferencing, Restorative Community Mediation, Facilitated Conversations, Community (Reentry) Circles, Student Support & Accountability Circles, Boys Council

Traditional Thanksgiving Buffet

and Girls Circle. Future programming will include the addition of Community Conversations that promote civil discourse and dialogue around topics of importance to the community. Pay what you wish; contributions will be accepted. EVRJP is a unique alliance formed in 2002 between the Estes Valley Community and Estes Park Police Department. By facilitating proactive and responsive processes that enhance cooperation, encourage understanding and strengthen relationships, EVRJP is building and restoring community one relationship at a time. EVRJP is a hybrid municipal/nonprofit organization that is recognized as tax-exempt by the IRS under section 501(c)(3). All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Learn more about Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership at RSVP to attend the Better Together Dinner at 970-577-3829 or

Garlic & Herb-Roasted Turkey Apricot-Dijon Glazed Ham Traditional Stuffing Sweet Potato Casserole Harvest Salad Bar And much much more!!

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DECEMBER 01, 2019

FriendsG iving TUES. NOV. 26 5PM

Music by Sugar Britches 6PM - 9PM

Vegetarians welcome

Great friends, amazing craft beer selection and mouthwatering home cooked meals...the best way to celebrate Thanksgiving. Try out a new recipe or stick with the classics...share a meal with friends, new and old.

The Barrel will provide the turkey, plates, napkins and silverware. You bring a dish to share.


The Witches Are Back! The Estes Park Repertoire Theatre Company will present "The Kitchen Witches" by Caroline Smith at the American Legion Post 119 great hall on November 15, 16, 22, 23 and 24. The curtain time is 7:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 3:00 p.m. for the one Sunday matinee. "The Kitchen Witches" is the hilarious story of two chefs with cooking shows on a local public access television station in a small town in Colorado. The two of them end up sharing a show, in spite of the fact that they have hated each other for over forty years! The results are chaos! The EPRTC presented this play several years ago for a very limited run. It was so well received that they decided to do it again. The two lady chefs are played by

CJ Jenson and Christann Higley. Elizabeth Potter plays Stephanie, the show's producer and director, Rik Forschmiedt plays Rob, the show manager and Cassie Weber doing commercials. Tickets are available in advance at Macdonald Book Shop for $15.00 per performance, as well as at the door. The American Legion serves dinner on Friday evenings, so come for dinner and the play. Call 586-6118 for dinner reservations. Please note that the Sunday matinee is at 3:00 so all you diehard Broncos fans can watch the game and still come to the performance. The EPRTC would like to thank the Estes Arts District for making this play possible. We would not have been able to do it without their generous donation.

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Fine Arts Guild Auditions For Musical “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” This Sunday

Calling all singers, actors, and people who have always wanted to sing or act but never tried it! The Fine Arts Guild of the Rockies is excited to announce our annual, community musical: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee! This Tony Award winning musical is a hilarious ride through the lives of six kids spelling their way to glory, or soulcrushing defeat, and disclosing funny and touching stories from their home lives along the way. The cast includes six 6th graders who should be played by teens or adults, age 16+, and three adult

KREV-LP104.7FM Weekly Schedule Monday-Friday 6am - 10am Morning Music 10am - 1pm Easy Listening 1 pm-3pm Afternoon Classical 3pm - 5pm Upbeat Monday: 1950-1963 Tuesday: 1964-1975 Wednesday: 1976-1983 Thursday: 1984-1999 Friday: 2000 - Current 5pm-7pm Dinner Music 7pm-9pm Grass Fed (Eclectic Rock Bands) 9pm - 11pm Jazz 11pm-6am Night Music

Saturday 6am-11am Saturday Morning Chores 11am - Noon British Rock Noon - 2pm Old Time Radio 2pm - 4pm Estes Park Spanish Radio 4pm-7pm Dinner Music 7pm-9pm Grass Fed 9pm-11pm Jazz 11 pm - 6am Night Music

Sunday 6am-8am Praise 8am-9am Sunday Morning Hymns 9am-10:00am Gospel 10am-11am Sunday Morning Hymns 11am-1pm Instrumental Music 1pm - 2pm German Hour 2pm-5pm Afternoon Classical 5pm-7pm Dinner Music 7pm-9pm Jazz 9pm - 11pm Evening Classical 11pm-6am Night Music

characters. There are no lead roles; each character is equally important and integral to the production. You can read the script, available at the public library desk. Performances are February 28th, 29th, and March 1st, 6th, and 7th and rehearsals begin January 6th from 7-9 p.m. Auditions will be held November 17th at 3 p.m., at Hempel Theatre at the YMCA. Please prepare no more than one minute of a song that best showcases your individual vocal style. You may also select a song from the show. An accompanist will be provided. To sign up for auditions, please visit: If you cannot make the audition time, please contact director Chris Wood for a private audition at Performing in a musical is a great way to beat the winter blues and make new friends in the community. Don’t want to be onstage but want to be involved? The Fine Arts Guild is also looking for lighting and stage designers and costume/make-up artists. For character descriptions, music, schedules and more, please visit the Fine Arts Guild website at: or visit our Facebook page.

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I got my free turkey the other day at Safeway. I had a list of articles I could buy that I would be able to use over time, mostly were non-perishable. Sunshine will never run out of dog biscuits nor will I ever need toothpaste again. I went to get the 16 lb. turkey but spent so much I qualified for the big bird. It is so darn big I can hardly pick it up. I really gave myself a problem in finding this bargain. I also Googled how long it will take to defrost in the refrigerator–six days! Now I must be sure to remember when to take it out of the freezer. This is the time of year that every magazine has “never fail” Thanksgiving recipes. I am fascinated by some of their suggestions. Over the years I have tried many of their recipes only to return to our traditional dishes. If you like brussels sprouts the only way to prepare them these days, is sprinkled with olive oil, seasoned and roasted till crisp. No more baked cauliflower with cheese sauce, this must also be roasted with olive oil or sliced into steaks and then roasted. Not in our family. The biggest change in our menu is no more oyster dressing, which I miss dearly. Oysters here are so expensive and not fresh so we have gone to other types of stuffing depending on who is preparing it. This year, Cecelia is doing cornbread dressing. I love Thanksgiving and am so happy that I have some of my family around to celebrate. Even Sunshine gets the cooked liver as a treat! I think I am going to try one new recipe. I found it in Cook’s Country, it sounds like a winner. Maybe I will do the following instead of sweet potatoes. The recipe serves 4-6, guess I will have to double it for our “crew.”

Roasted Butternut Squash with Apple Vinaigrette

1 Tbs. white sugar ½ tsp. salt 3 Tbs. minced shallots (my substitution would be red onion.) 2 Tbs. chopped parsley 2 Tbs. olive oil ¼ tsp. red pepper flakes. (you could sub a bit of cayenne) Mix all together and set aside. Squash and apple 1 (2 ½-3 lb. butternut squash) peeled with fibrous flesh removed. Seeds removed, cut in half and sliced in 1 slice 3 Tbs. olive oil 1 tsp. salt 1 sweet apple, Gala, Fuji, unpeeled, cored, halved ad cut into ½ inch slices. Adjust oven shelf to lowest level and set at 450. Toss squash, 2 Tbs. oil and salt and place on rimmed baking sheet. (Cover sheet with foil for easy clean up.) Roast until squash is tender, 14-16 minutes. Toss apple with remaining oil and place slices between squash. Return to oven and continue to cook till apple is tender (8 minutes). Do not flip squash or apple. Transfer to platter and drizzle with vinaigrette. Serve warm or room temperature. There is another suggestion to use pear in place of apple, reducing salt to ½ tsp. and thyme (1 tsp.) for parsley and adding 3 oz. of pancetta, cut in ½ inch pieces. Both sound delicious. But here is another “roasting” vegetable recipe. It is a good thing we all have ovens! And a good supply of olive oil. Be sure to come to the Christmas parade. Our float will be the nutcracker and I will be a mouse. I supposed my next article will be what to do with the remains of big bird. My email: esther. Bon Appétit.

3 Tbs. red wine vinegar




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Seasons of Light: Hope For The Holidays

Estes Park has a rich tradition of offering many fine holiday music programs each year. The Estes Park Chorale will kick off this holiday season on Saturday, November 23rd at 2 p.m. with a concert of music exploring the theme of light. The holidays — Christmas, Hanukkah, the winter solstice, Kwanzaa, all have the theme of light in common. These are the darkest days of the year, and it’s no coincidence that the twinkling lights on the Christmas tree, the flickering flames of the menorah, and the Kwanzaa candelabrum all

harken to the human need for light. The Chorale will be singing songs about light and hope, with an emphasis on our connectiveness to each other. Come and enjoy the concert at 2 p.m. at the Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies, 1700 Brodie Ave. Tickets for the concert are $10 at the door or you can purchase them at Macdonald Book Shop. They are also available online at Continuing with the theme, coincidentally the lighting ceremony for Estes Park will be held that evening.

Peak to Peak Piano Recital Features David Korevaar And Margaret Patterson Pianists David Korevaar and Margaret Patterson will once again join forces to present the first concert of the Peak to Peak Concert Series this year. The pianists will perform selections by Brahms, Schubert, and Liszt at the Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church on November 23rd at 4 p.m. The concert is free, but donations are accepted. David Korevaar balances his active performing schedule with teaching at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he is the Peter and Helen Weil Professor of Piano. He

is a 2016 honoree as Distinguished Research Lecturer at the University of Colorado. Pianist Margaret Patterson received her MA and DMA in piano performance at the University of Colorado studying with David Korevaar. She is an active performer and accompanist in Estes. The pianists have performed together over a half dozen times and continue to impress with their expression and technical proficiency. A reception will be held after the concert to meet the artists.


At the Rich Flanery Team, for more than 20 years, we’ve been honored to work with business partners and clients throughout the community. As these relationships have grown, so has our appreciation for you, our neighbors, and our friends. From our family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving.

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St. Bartholomew’s Holiday Bazaar An Estes Park Tradition Since 1974 cost is $12 a plate. There may be some limited tickets the day of the bazaar and the atdoor cost is $14 a plate. If you would like the quiche luncheon, the pre-purchase cost is $10 a plate and atdoor cost is $12 (availability limited). If you would like to pre-order your ticket, please contact Ginger Harris at 970227-0806 or We will also be offering gift wrapping services in December where Saturday, November 23rd, from 10:00 you can bring any gifts that you would a.m. – 1:00 p.m. love to have beautifully wrapped to St. Looking for that special gift for someBartholomew’s and the Episcopal one on your Christmas list? You are in Church Women will take care of it for luck because the Holiday Bazaar will have unique gifts with the Silent Auction, you! More information to come on the gift wrapping in next week’s paper and the Man Cave, and the Food Court! After shopping, you can then sit down and the gift wrapping will be based on donations only. All monies raised from the enjoy the luncheon which is from 11:00 bazaar, pastie sales, and gift wrapping a.m. – 1:00 p.m. This year there will be will be donated to local non-profit ortwo lunch options – pasties (regular or gluten-free) or vegetarian spinach/mush- ganizations, which in the past has included Crossroads, Salud, and Habitat room quiche (gluten-free available). for Humanity. We also have some Each pastie plate includes chutney/sour cream toppings plus choice of salads and gluten-free pasties available at $22/bag (six pasties/bag). Please call the church make-your-own sundae dessert. The office at 970-586-4504 if you would like quiche plate also includes choice of salads and make-your-own sundae dessert. to order your pasties before they are all We are asking everyone to purchase their sold out or if you have any questions! tickets for the luncheon in advance of the Come join us for great food, great gifts, bazaar. If you would like to order tickets and great company! We hope to see you for the pastie luncheon, the pre-purchase there!

Calling All Cowboys And Cowgirls

Please join us at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, this Sunday, November 17, for our November 75th Anniversary Celebration! After the 9 a.m. Sunday Worship Service there will be a Western Chili Lunch with all the chili “fixins.” To complete the fun there will be Western music. Did someone say Line Dancing? Hmmmm…boots not required, but all are welcome! Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church is located at 950 North St. Vrain, phone: 970-586-4646.

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Season Of Giving Art Show And Fundraiser Saturday, November 30

Elijah Holmes is pleased to once again present a community gathering to enjoy live music, local art and Elkins Whisky. Join in for the Season of Giving, Saturday, November 30, 2019 from 3-9 p.m. at Elkins Whisky. Musicians 4:00- 4:50-Justin Faye 5:00-5:50-Dahlby & Nadine 6:00-6:30-Kim and James of the Mountain Town Trio 6:30-7:30-Brad Fitch and Mark Rashid 7:30-8:30-Gary Hall Artisans Elijah Holmes-Glass jewelry/art White Elk’s Visions in Glass-Blown

glass art Greg Rodenmeyer-River’s Edge Woodworks Austin Holmes-Art Jeff Holoubek-Wire wrap jewelry & pointillism Beth Engle-Bleach cloth work & mixed media Otto Engle-Blacksmith art Chris & Camille – Tye dye art Special Thanks to: • Thanks to McShan at Elkin’s Distillery for hosting the event • Thanks to the musicians • Thanks to the artisans • Thanks to Elizabeth Guild for large toy donations • Thanks to Antonio’s Pizza • Thank you Estes Park News! Bring your toy donations for Bright Christmas and canned goods/donations for Crossroads Ministries. The box is already set up for collection! It will also be a great night to pick up Christmas gifts for your loved ones. ~Love & Light, Elijah

Krautburgers Ready Now!

Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church will hold their annual Advent Tea, Bazaar and Lunch on Saturday, December 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in their Christian Family Center on Highway 36 and 2nd Street. A tea table with Christmas cookies, coffee and tea will be available for all to enjoy while shopping for baked goods, holiday decorations, and their famous kraut burgers. The ladies have made plenty for sale. You can call Cheryl Schutz at 586-4714 or Jolene Svancara at

586-3287 to place advance orders for kraut burgers or to pick them up before the event. They are wonderful to keep in your freezer and only take 1.5 minutes to reheat in your microwave! Lunch will be served from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and includes your choice of a bar-b-que chicken sandwich or a krautburger along with a salad, relishes, a dessert and a beverage. There will be special tables from Lutheran Bethesda Communities with many hand crafted items, especially fabric items. Proceeds from these tables will benefit Lutheran group homes in the Denver area. There is also a bake sale and other Christmas items available for purchase. The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) wishes to extend an invitation to everyone in the Estes Valley to join in the festivities. All proceeds benefit local, regional, and world-wide mission projects.

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

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THE HEARTS OF OUR HEROES For several weeks recently, when going through some medical treatments, my wife and I were blessed to stay with a military family in Loveland we had known for many years. One blessings was being reminded again of the hearts of our military veterans, whom we have been honoring this week. There were the many items highlighting their own personal service: the triangular flag and medal-filled case given to Ernie honoring his father’s military service, various honors Ernie had received for his Air Force years, along with pictures of both soldiers dressed for duty. Each of us have been in homes of vets we know that make us want to say: “Thank you for your service!” In addition to those reminders of this one family’s service, we enjoyed together some movies from the past that reminded us again of much that our military men and women are exposed to, that reveal their hearts. One movie, about ‘Sargent York’, told the story of a man who was against ‘taking human lives’ but distinguished himself by leading his men to a great victory which resulted in the capturing alive of many enemy soldiers. I’m sure that many of our veterans struggled with similar conflicts within but still carried out their duties faithfully and valiantly. Sadly, however, many carried memories of such with them for the rest of their lives, memories they might love to erase. A second movie we watched told the story of a pilot whose bomb ‘hung up’ and released just in time to land and explode on an orphanage killing all within, including many children. Realizing that he had caused this tragic loss of innocent lives, albeit, unintentionally, he determined that he would do all he could to assist those caring for such innocent potential victims in the path of war to deliver them to safety. I imagine that there are veterans who, despite their pride in having faithfully served our great nation through carrying out their assigned duties have to deal with some regrets about things they were called to do or choices they made in the course of their service. Several months ago, another dear friend, also a veteran, sent me a true story about a bombing raid that took place over Germany. The huge bomber, having emptied its load on the assigned target, but during that ‘drop’ becoming riddled from ground fire and was barely able to stay in the air. The pilot ordered his men to ‘bail out’. They complied, assuming their leader would do likewise. After they had safely exited, the pilot fought to keep his plane airborne, hoping to get it to a landing strip in a neutral country. Suddenly the ground fire ceased and the pilot soon saw why…a German fighter just off his left wing, sent up to ‘finish the job!’ This he could have easily done, due to the fragile condition and helplessness of the bomber, and the firepower of the German plane. As the American pilot awaited the inevitable he noticed the plane crept to a position where the German pilot could make eye-contact with his American counterpart. Realizing that the bomber was no threat, he saluted the other pilot and then proceeded to ‘escort’ the bomber to a landing strip where both plane and pilot would be welcomed by other allies. He then returned to his German home base. After the war this heart-warming story continued as the German pilot migrated to the U.S. and the two men became best friends. So, from these stories, and the myriad of others that took place and could be told, we see the ‘heart of our heroes’. Such hearts are: courageous, dedicated to duty, and willing to put their lives on the line for our nation, and each American, and even to help save lives in foreign lands. They are examples of compassion, kindness, and service. “We thank you for your service!” On Veterans Day…and all others. Bob Lewis

Community Thanksgiving Crew Ready To Serve You A Free Thanksgiving Meal

Photo by Marsha Hobert

tions early on Thanksgiving morning! We joyfully provide a complete Thanksgiving feast with Smokin’ Dave’s turkey, entertainment, lots of community exEstes Park community, come join your pressions of thankfulness, homemade Thanksgiving community of pilgrims to only bake sale table, slide show of past gatherings and thankfulness expressed greet you, seat you and serve you a free Thanksgiving meal like never before. We by all! One final consideration, if you are unare celebrating our 19th annual gathering for a celebration of thankfulness. Located able to be with us because you are home bound, please send a request for your at the Mountain View Bible Fellowship Church gym located at Peakview & Hwy. dinner to be delivered by our pilgrims to 7, Thanksgiving Day from 11:30 a.m. til Steve Misch at In that request please include your address 3 p.m. and phone number and number of meals If you would desire to financially support this “gathering,” your checks can be needed, those meals will be delivered bemade to TCG fund, c/o Steve Misch, 594 tween 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Alpine Dr, Estes Park, CO 80517. The Your contact for questions will be Thanksgiving gathering is a non-profit Steve”Big Turkey” Misch at 501-C3 and a tax receipt will be mailed 970-227-4715. to your return address. In addition, our Hope you and yours can join us this homemade goodies baked goods sale year! table accepts homemade goodies dona-

Estes Park, Colorado

COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING Estes Park Senior Citizens Center Menu November 18 - November 22


Monday, Nov 18 Chicken Salad Sandwich on Croissant w/ pasta salad Tuesday, Nov 19 Egg Salad Sandwich on Sourdough w/ homemade chips & 3-bean salad Wednesday, Nov 20 Meatloaf w/ mashed potatoes, gravy & vegetables Thursday, Nov 21 Smothered Chicken (topped w/ onions, mushrooms & green peppers) w/ cottage cheese & side Friday, Nov 22 Tuna Salad Sliders (3) w/ homemade chips & coleslaw

November 25 - November 29 Monday, Nov 25 Petite Sirloin Steak (6 oz) w/ sautéed mushrooms & steamed vegetables Tuesday, Nov 26 Stuffed Chicken Breast w/ apples & roasted potatoes Wednesday, Nov 27 Beef Stroganoff w/ garlic bread & side salad Thursday, Nov 28 Closed Happy Thanksgiving Friday, Nov 29 Closed 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, Nov 18th, you need to call before 1:00 PM on Friday, Nov 15th. 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 to receive free activities & reduced meals! Check out our website: TriFit, Balance, Mah Jongg, crafts, games, and other activities. NEW dedicated location and space !



Join us to celebrate this special day Food | Friends & Family | Fellowship | Free Event All Welcome | Mountain View Bible Fellowship | 11:30am to 3:00pm For more information, contact Steve Misch | Email -

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Back By Popular Demand

The Estes Park Repertoire Theatre Presents

The Kitchen Witches

Free Turkey Trot 5K At YMCA Join YMCA of the Rockies on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 28 for the 12th annual 5K Turkey Trot! Online registration is now open at and strongly encouraged. Get out and get active before celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday! Participants in costumes, those wanting to walk and babes in strollers are all certainly welcome. Dogs are also welcome, as long as they remain on a leash. Check-in at the Hempel Auditorium beginning at 7 a.m.

and the race will begin shortly after at 8 a.m. Prizes will be awarded to the 1st place female, 1st place male, and the 1st place person 16 and under. The YMCA of the Rockies Turkey Trot is free and open to the public, free-will donations will be accepted to support the camper scholarship program. Celebrate after the race in the Sweet Memorial Program Building with refreshments and door prizes! For any inquiries, please call 970586-3341, ext. 1104.

Democrats Hosting Senator Mike Foote In Estes Park On November 17 orado) states representing 196 electoral votes have joined the NPV Compact. This idea for changing the electoral college has been around for some time – especially as five presidents in our history lost the country's popular vote, but managed to squeak out the electoral Estes Valley Dems are hosting a presen- vote. Two of these cases occurred in the last 20 years alone, specifically, in the tation on the National Popular Vote ("NPV") State Compact on Sunday, No- 2000 election between Bush and Gore, vember 17, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., at the and in the 2016 election between Trump and Clinton. These two examples in the Estes Valley Library’s Hondius Room. last 20 years demonstrate how Our speaker is Senator Mike your vote for the majority canFoote, Colorado Senator for Disdidate may not count due to trict 17 (representing eastern the inequities of the electoral Boulder County). Senator Foote college. was the NPV bill sponsor in the Colorado State Senate. The electoral college was selected in 1787, representing a The Colorado Legislature voted compromise by our country's in early 2019 to join the NPV State founding fathers at their Constitutional Compact, and such legislation was signed by Governor Polis in March. This Convention. The popular vote was not adopted then only because the country issue will appear as a Referendum on in 1787 was considered too spread out our 2020 state ballot. So it is important and the flow of information too slow to that Colorado voters understand how inform all its potential voters about their NPV works. presidential candidate choices. A good The purpose behind NPV is to make description of the alternatives they consure that every vote counts in every U. S. sidered can be found at: presidential election. The NPV Compact does not get rid of the electoral college, Now with television, the internet, and rather it works by states participating in all other related communications platthe Compact awarding their electoral forms, lack of communications is no votes to the national popular vote winlonger the issue. The NPV State Comner in the presidential election. pact allows us to reconsider how we To make this work, NPV becomes efmake sure that everyone’s vote for presifective when it has been adopted by dent is counted every time. states representing 270 electoral votes -Please join us on the 17th to hear this the threshold needed to win the U. S. interesting and timely topic. presidency. Currently (including Col-

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November 15, 16, 22, 23 Curtain 7:00 pm

November 24 Curtain 3:00pm

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At The American Legion Post 119 850 North St. Vrain Avenue, Estes Park, Colorado Tickets are $15.00 in advance at MacDonald Book Shop, 152 East Elkhorn Avenue or at the door. Join us Fridays at 5:30pm for dinner and the play. For dinner reservations call 586-6118.

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Save The Date For EVICS Art Gala December 5 At Skyview Resort generously donated elegant venue offer outstanding views of our own Winter Wonderland! John and Peggy Lynch are longtime supporters of the EVICS program, and John worked with EVICS to create a way to incentivize others to give by creating bowls as gifts. The Lynches have given over $80K to support EVICS over the last 10 years because they firmly John Lynch’s beautiful hand-crafted believe that supporting bowls await EVICS Art Gala donors. young children generates the very best return on By: Nancy Almond, Executive Director, their investment. All proceeds from the EVICS Art Gala will be utilized for direct servA special treat awaits those who attend ices for children and families. Every gift the 4th Annual EVICS Art Gala on Decounts, large and small, and everyone is cember 5. Custom Wood Craftsman invited to participate. EVICS President, John Lynch has created a collection of Jane Stuart remarks: “The Art Gala is unique small hand carved bowls as gifts just a really fun way to come together as to the first 25 guests who spend or doa community in support of young chilnate $250. The free adult event features a dren. It is truly a festive evening, and we silent auction of generously donated art are so grateful for John and all the other from local artists, a collection of chillocal artists who have invested time and dren’s art, a giving tree, local beer and talent to support our program. We hope wine, delicious appetizers, sweets, and to have a great turn out! ” fun. EVICS depends on the Annual Art In addition to other services, EVICS Gala for critical funding and public provides critical financial support to awareness around the needs of young families in the form of Childcare Scholchildren and families. The event takes arships. Recently, the Community place this year at Skyview at Fall River Foundation of Northern Colorado ofResort, December 5th from 5-8 p.m. The

fered EVICS a $10K Matching Grant Challenge, specifically to support the scholarship program. The matching opportunity was quickly incentivized by the Bank of Colorado, who jumped on board and offered to double the matches for the first $5K raised. To clarify the math: a donor gives $100, which becomes $200 thanks to the Community Foundation, and that gift becomes $400 thanks to the Bank of Estes Park! Wow! Donors can really watch their gift multiply while helping EVICS raise critically needed funding for the Childcare Scholarship Program! In addition to supporting general operating, there will be opportunities at the Art Gala for guests to give directly to Childcare Scholarships and take advantage of the matching dollar benefit. Can’t attend? Your gift is still appreciated and eligible for matching when designated for Scholarships! Donate online at: or send your donation to EVICS, PO Box 3373 Estes Park, CO 80517. All donations to EVICS are 100% tax deductible, and eligible for the 50% CO Childcare Tax Credit. Thank you for investing in our children! In January, EVICS begins its 15th year of supporting and strengthening families and early childhood services in Estes Park. For more information on the EVICS Family Resource Center, please call 970-586-3055, or stop by the center at 1182 Graves Ave.

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48th Annual

Holiday House

Salute To Veteran’s At EV Community Center


NOVEMBER 30, 2019

9 AM TO 3 PM


The Estes Valley Community Center was proud to host a special luncheon to honor our veterans. More than 100 were in attendance to share stories and enjoy lunch. Students from Lifelong Learning of Estes Valley Preschool stopped by to sing the Armed Forces Salute songs to the crowd’s enjoyment.






Know Before You Go (KBYG) is a free avalanche awareness program. Not much science, no warnings to stay out of the mountains, no formulas to memorize. In about an hour, you will see the destructive power of avalanches, understand when and why they happen, and how you can have fun in the mountains and avoid avalanches. Get some education to get out and have fun safely. FREE and open to the public.

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EPHS & Thespian Troope #7284 To Present Legally Blonde Next Weekend Harvard's beloved blonde takes the stage by pink storm in this fun, upbeat story of self-discovery. Get ready, Estes Park! The EPHS and Thespian Troupe #7284 is set to present Legally Blonde. Music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin, book by Heather Hach. Based on the novel by Amanda Brow and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture. EPHS and the Thespian Troupe 7284 are working hard on their production of “Legally Blonde the Musical.” The musical is based off of the 2001 hit movie we have all come to love! Elle Woods is a sorority girl at UCLA and is anticipating getting engaged to her long-time boyfriend Warner. What she thinks is an engagement dinner turns out to be a break up dinner. She decides that the only way to get Warner back is to follow him to Harvard Law school. Throughout the show, no one has faith in Elle Woods because of her looks. She manages to surprise them when she defies expectations while also staying true to herself. This musical is full of fun upbeat songs and is a show you won’t want to miss. Legally Blonde Cast List Elle Woods-Arden Thompson Warner-Geo Dumont Emmett- Noel Villanueva Paulette-Kyra MacGregor

Brooke-Amelia Fichera Vivenne-Maia Faulkner Callahan-Obadiah Jones Carlos-Evan Atkins Margot-Ashley Maese Serna-Samantha Workman Pilar-Molly Larson Kate-Sydney Lewelling Enid- Skye Hester Aaron-Jack Klipstein Padamadan/Dewey-Gunnar Friesen Winthrop- Atlas Rhode Lowell- Brayden Bojan Pforzheimer- Caleb Kilgore Kyle- Shawn Mitlyng Nikos- Oliver Schweitzer Ensemble Alondra Olivas, Lizzie Doan, Bella Walker, Alex Wollett, Oliver Schweitzer, Jade Olivas, Skye Powell, Ashley Doan, Shalee Turner, Gwen Harrison, Allainah Muelener, Alanna Finch, Owen Scott, Nate Goodwin, Haddi Thompson and Tirzah Vancil. This great show will be presented in the EPHS Auditorium on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 21, 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for adults are $15, student/child are just $12 and may be purchased online at or at the door prior to performance. Don’t miss Legally Blonde the Musical!

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Stanley Hotel Holiday Art Market

Congratulations to Arden Thompson, the Estes Park High School Student of the Week for November 15, 2019. At Estes Park High School, Arden is the drum major for the marching band. She has participated in Colorado All-State Band for flute, jazz band for saxophone and won three state titles while in the marching band. She is currently the lead in the upcoming musical, “Legally Blonde” opening next weekend and is a member of the Thespian Society. She is the President of the Interact Club, and a member of the National Honor Society. In her free time, Arden enjoys eating carbs and taking naps. Arden’s favorite quote is, “Life is too short to live the same day twice.” She likes this quote because she says, 12th Grade “Every day is a new day with new beginnings.” go into the nursing program at the UniverAfter high school Arden plans to sity of Northern Colorado.

Arden Thompson

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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Artisans, we have just a few more spots for you to show and market your work at the Stanley Hotel on Saturday and Sunday, November 23/24, 2019 from 10 to 5 in the MacGregor Room. Come on you artisans, bakers and candle stick makers. This is the second year for this event and venue. It promises to be a unique and festive time with an unbeatable location at the historic Stanley Hotel. The MacGregor Room is the largest room on the west side of the Lobby with double wide doors at the entrance facing the lobby. Spaces will be approximately 8 x 8 with participants supplying their

own portable tables, coverings and seating. A loading zone will be provided on the west side of hotel. There will be plenty of food and drink available from the hotel for purchase from the Whiskey Bar, Coffee Shop and Cascades Restaurant. This event is brought to you by Franklin and Mary Crone the event planners of the Monday Artisans Market of Estes Park. Please contact Franklin Crone at for an application. All applications will be processed promptly.

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Art Center Announces Final Featured Artist Exhibit For The Year “Winter Light” Art Show Opens November 15 The Art Center of Estes Park hosts an Opening Reception for “Winter Light” on Friday, November 15, 5-7 p.m. This exhibition features the work of two longtime Estes Park artists, Susan Anderson and Bonnie Bowne. The show runs November 15-December 23; these two women are the headliners for a gallery full of holiday gifts and other fine art works by over 40 area artists. The public is invited to attend the opening. Wine and refreshments will be served. Anderson began working in clay by producing functional wares on the ceramic wheel. Her work shifted towards sculptural work while in graduate school, and this exhibition is an opportunity to see a breadth of her sculptural work. Her Sprit Houses are one group of sculptures included in this show. They are inspired by the tradition of Spirit Houses built in Bhutan; before a house or a business is begun, a small house is built, a place for the land spirits to live while the land is disturbed. Her “Colorado Spirit Houses, ” are inspired by that tradition; they honor the natural world and the joy of human relationships. Other natural elements that are found in Anderson’s work include ancient trees and totems inspired by a sense of curiosity-and a desire to collect and stack-as we walk through forests and across the beach. I especially want to thank Gil-without his technical skills, the totem pieces would be scattered across the floor, rather than standing tall, and the sculptures would be without their oval bases.

Bowne passed away last spring; she is known in the creative community for her oil paintings of aspen in the fall and wildlife photos that capture quiet moments anyone would consider blessed to capture. In Bonnie’s words, “I strive to use the medium of oil paint to depict the light and beauty that I see in God’s creation around me.” Both women in this exhibition create art that bring the natural world back into our living spaces, celebrating life with joy and beauty. This show is sponsored by Carole and Ed Haslock. Also on display in the gallery will be the outstanding work of the other Art Center artist members, including other works in oil painting, watercolor, pastel, jewelry, ceramics, charcoal, graphite, glass, wood, sculpture, fiber, photography, printmaking and mixed media. Winter gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The gallery is closed Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through mid-May. The Art Center of Estes Park is a nonprofit organization which provides a facility to support the work of local and regional artists, striving to promote exhibition, education, and excellence in the visual arts. Proceeds benefit the artist and contribute to the Art Center’s education and community outreach. The Art Center is located at 517 Big Thompson Avenue, in Middle Stanley Village, below Safeway and above Subway. For more information, please call the Art Center at 970-586-5882 or visit our website at

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Sarah Hamilton’s Opens Ailurophile Cat And Home Care Sarah Hamilton recently started her new business, Ailurophile Cat and Home Care. Ailurophile translates to “a lover of cats” and originates from the Greek word ailuros meaning cat. Ailurophile is a feline focused in-home cat care service right here in Estes Park, Colorado. Her business was first and foremost developed from her passion for and love of cats. Sarah said, “Having my own cat sitting business began with my own personal high expectations when it comes to leaving my pets in someone else’s hands. It is such a relief when you’re able to go out of town feeling confident that your pets will be safe and happy in your absence. Most cats are stressed when boarded in a veterinarian office. They are most comfortable in their own environment, living their usual, daily routine. This is why in-home cat sitting is much needed for our feline family members.” When asked about her experience & background, Sarah said, “I’ve owned pets all of my life and gained a great deal of practical knowledge caring for them as if they were my own children. Sadly, I’ve

handled many cat illnesses in my life, but these experiences sharpened and enhanced my skills as a professional cat sitter, helping me to know when a kitty may not be feeling his or her best. My experience as a cat sitter first began by taking care of friends’ pets. I also learned a great deal as a full-time pet sitter for a company many years ago. I have also volunteered with animal rescue groups and have my own clowder of rescue kitties who are my greatest joy in life.” She continued, “My business is unique in that it is focused solely on providing exceptional care for cats only. I love all animals, but particularly feel a special connection with cats. Often times, clients will tell me their cat is usually afraid of new people and hide, but when I visit they come around and socialize and feel at ease. This always makes me feel good! Making your kitty feel at ease and stress-free is my goal.” Testimonials: Paula R. said, “I have never seen anyone care about anything more than the way Sarah cares about animals. Her tireless care for her own, her sweet compassion towards them, and her outright obsession sets Sarah apart. I’d trust any of my animals in her care.” Rachel (and Hitch, Gracie, and Freckles) “Sarah provides a professional, caring service that lets you feel that your cats are truly in good hands while you are away. I could tell that she truly cared about my cats and gave them genuine love and attention. Sarah is also professional and detail oriented. She keeps in touch with you as needed, thinks of all the little things to ensure your house is clean, safe and animals well-taken care of. Even more importantly, she is prepared should anything unfortunate arise. I’ve used pet-sitting services for years and Sarah is by far the most professional and trustworthy!” Sarah’s goal in the future is to continue meeting wonderful new cat sitting clients (humans and cats!) in Estes Park and the surrounding area. Her goal is to be a great resource for providing superior cat care in our community. Sarah added, “I also am trained in giving medications, insulin injections, and sub-q fluids. If your cat needs routine nail trims, I can come to your home to do this as well. I service Estes Park, Glen Haven, Allenspark, Drake and other locations. To contact Sarah, give her a call or text her at (737) 990-CATS (2287). Check out her website at or email Sarah at

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November Newcomers General Meeting The November Newcomers General Meeting will be held at Nicky’s Steakhouse on Thursday, November 21, from 5-8 p.m. We are thrilled to announce that the guest speaker will be Bruce Dikken from the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control. He will speak on how the organization fights and controls fire with aircraft. The cost for the event and dinner is $30 per person. Menu choices include prime rib (or vegetarian option), salad, potatoes, vegetables, bread and dessert. Please specify your menu preference when registering. If you have dietary restrictions, email The deadline to register is November 14th. Click here for more information. Please note, Newcomers is partnering with Crossroads Ministry this holiday season to gather canned food and boxed goods for Estes Valley families. Crossroads has informed us that the following items are needed: • Canned cranberry sauce • Stuffing mix (preferred boxed where you just add water/butter) • French fried onions • Cream of mushroom soup

• Turkey gravy mix - pouches or canned • Instant mashed potatoes • Apple sauce • Canned fruit (pineapple preferred ~ however any fruit is acceptable) • Cake mixes • Cookie mixes • Bread mixes • Jiffy corn bread mix If you would like to support this initiative, please bring items to the November General Meeting for collection. Please contact if you have any questions. The Estes Park Newcomers Club is a social, non-profit and non-discriminatory organization. Its purpose is to help Estes Park residents learn about the community and develop new friendships. We invite interested residents to come and enjoy the Newcomers Club, where you will meet new friends and learn about our unique mountain community. To learn about the Club, and for membership information, please visit our website at See you there!

Astronaut Loren Shriver Will Speak To Ham Radio Club Colonel Loren Shriver, NASA astronaut, will speak to amateur ham radio enthusiast and general public at the Estes Park Memorial Observatory on Saturday, November 16th at 7:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the general public.

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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.

If you’re fairly new to investing, you might be wondering what sort of rules you should follow or moves you should make. And while everyone’s situation is different, there are indeed guidelines that make sense for all investors. Here are some to consider: • Learn the basics. The investment world can seem confusing, but the more you know about the basic components, the more confident you’ll be when you begin to invest. For starters, you’ll want to be familiar with the essential types of investments: stocks, bonds, mutual funds, government securities and so on. And it’s also important to know that some investments are designed to provide growth – an increase in the investment’s value – while others provide income in the form of dividends or interest payments, and still others may offer growth and income. • Set your goals. You need to know why you’re investing – and that means you must clearly define your goals. Do you want to retire early? When you do retire, what kind of lifestyle would you like to have? Are you planning on helping your children (or grandchildren) pay for college? Once you’ve established your goals, you can create the appropriate investment strategy for achieving them, taking into account your time horizon and risk tolerance. • Invest regularly. At first, you may only be able to afford to put in small amounts to your investment accounts, but even so, try to contribute regularly. You’ll get into the habit of investing and, later on, when you earn more money, you can ramp up your contributions. If you have a 401(k) or similar plan at work, the money can come out of your paycheck before you even see it. • Think long term. As you begin in-

vesting, it’s important to have the right attitude. Specifically, don’t look for the “hot” investments that will make you a “bundle” in a matter of weeks. Investing just doesn’t work that way – instead, it’s a decades-long process of carefully choosing, managing and adjusting a diversified portfolio that’s suitable for your individual needs. And by maintaining a long-term focus, you’ll be less susceptible to making ill-advised moves in response to short-term market events. • Don’t get scared off by downturns. If you invest for many years, it’s inevitable that you will experience sharp drops in the financial markets. But these declines are actually a normal part of investing. If you overreact to them by selling investments just because their price has dropped, you’ll not only be breaking a cardinal rule of investing – to buy low and sell high – but you’ll also be disrupting the type of cohesive, continuous investment strategy that’s necessary to help you achieve your goals. • Get some help. You may find it easier to navigate the investment landscape if you get some help from a professional advisor – someone who understands your goals and family situation and who can make appropriate investment recommendations. A financial advisor can also suggest changes to your portfolio in response to changes in your life (new job, child graduating college, etc.) and in your goals, such as a new date for retirement. When you invest, there aren’t many guarantees. But by following these suggestions, you will know, at the very least, that you’re taking the steps that can lead to success. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

Newcomers Book Club Welcomes Local Author Hulda Bachman-Neeb To Discuss Her New Book “Perils And Pearls” This November, the Newcomers Rocky Mountain Readers Book Club was honored to host as their special guest local Estes Park author of Perils and Pearls, Hulda BachmanNeeb. Cindy Adams, Caltha Crowe, Liz Zornes, Hulda Bachman-Neeb Hulda was born in (author) Carla Spreng-Webb, Donna McDonnall, Linda Lambert, the Dutch East Indies, Cathy Alper and Anne Poznik. now Indonesia, and her family history in The Book Club meeting was very cathe Dutch East Indies dates back to the sual, allowing Hulda to describe the mid 1800s. As a very young child not yet events and emotions she and her family 2-1/2 years old, Hulda, her brother not endured during this time and memories even one year old, and her young that still haunt them to this day. Book mother were survivors of Japanese Club members were humbled to have prison camps for over three years during Hulda as their guest and are all in awe of World War II. Hulda has researched and this remarkable woman. collected the history of her family to tell She and her husband, historian and authis story in order to help us understand thor James Bachman, live in Estes Park. the impact of WWII in that part of the Hulda’s book can be purchased locally at world. Macdonald Book Shop in Estes Park.

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Text 885409 to 970-237-4137 FANTASTIC PRIVATE LOT, located at the base of Prospect Mountain. You need to walk this lot to see how fantastic it is. All city utilities, wildlife, snow cap mountain views and large rock outcroppings. Build your new dream home here.

WARM, INVITING ATMOSPHERE in this cabin w/ breathtaking views. Great Room has cathedral ceiling, fireplace & hardwood floors. LG eat in kitchen & master suite. Most furnishings included. Use as a vacation rental or your 2nd home! Near Lake Estes walking path & fishing. $379,900 1880 Sketchbox Lane #5

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HIGHLY DESIRABLE HOME in Black Canyon Hills. Outstanding views, moss fireplace, master loft bedroom, walls of windows, high ceilings, wraparound deck, oversized garage & more make this mountain home a place you will never want to leave. $649,000 851 Black Canyon

CLOSE TO MARYS LAKE for fun & fishing with surprise views of Lumpy Ridge & Giant Track crags. Main level living, open floor plan, renovated 5 bed/3bath home. Deck & patio. Lower level with 3 bedrooms, rec room & incredible garage. $899,900 1030 Sutton Lane


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Text 877599 to 970-237-4137 THIS STRIKING HOME combines the best of Colorado w/comfortable elegance. Incredible views of town & the mountains. Open floor plan w/ 3 bdrms/4 baths, windows everywhere, exquisite kitchen, master suite, rec room w/wet bar. Filled w/breathtaking elements!

STUNNING, TWO STORY, CUSTOM, stone and stucco residence on 2.5 acres. 4,000 sq. ft, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, 2 Fireplaces, Vaulted ceilings in Entry, Living Room and Family Room, Dining area, Garden Room. Imported tiles in Gourmet Kitchen and Master Bath. Skylights, log beams, landscaped, views of Continental Divide.

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FALL RIVER RESORT, beautiful, income-generating business opportunity, 3.2 acres in the heart of the Estes Park with cabins, motel rooms, staff and manager housing. Possible development opportunities.

FULLY FURNISHED END UNIT CONDO, nestled in the pines, with covered deck to enjoy mtn views & sounds of the river. Two bedroom suites w/ baths and separate loft w/ trundle. Riverfront community, garage. Can be vacation rental or full time residence.

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QUIET LOCATION, living in the trees & near north entrance of RMNP. Bright 3000 finished sq ft, 4 bedroom/4 bath, with over-sized 3-car garage. Living room with 2-story high ceiling. Lg kitchen & dining rm. Deck & porch-enjoy being among the trees. $675,000 2250 Blue Spruce Ct.

WHY BUY A 2ND HOME you’ll use only a few weeks a year? There is a variety of flexible timeshares at Rams Horn Resort. Awarded Gold Crown Distinction so you’ll always have a wonderful experience on your Rocky Mountain getaway to Estes Park. Starting at $1,300

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ENJOY PEACE AND TRANQUILITY in this comfortable 3200 sq. ft home, resting on a gorgeous lot with snowcapped views. Great room, family room, lower level kitchenette, living area with separate entrance Updated kitchen, beautiful fireplace, dog run, storage building. $595,500 1230 Meadow Ln.

TWIN SISTERS & MT. MEEKER VIEWS. Very Spacious 3 bdrm/3 bath End Unit. Main Level Living. Quiet, small complex. Lg, Open GreatRoom, Vltd Ceilings, Gas Fireplace, Spacious Loft, Rec Rm + hot tub! Beautifully landscaped. Buffer of trees for privacy. 2 Decks $579,000 1747 Avalon Drive

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Quarterly Economic Summary And Forecast By: Dr. John W. Green, Economist Provided by Bank of Estes Park

The U.S. economy created 128,000 new jobs in October, above economist’s estimates of a 75,000 gain, while the unemployment rate notched higher to 3.6%. Jobs created in August and September were also increased by 95,000. Wage growth rose by 0.2% from a month earlier and 3% from October 2018, faster than consumer price increases. The U.S. Commerce Department also announced the first estimate of third quarter GDP at 1.9 percent, slightly slower than 2.0 percent in the second quarter and well below White House estimates. It was all about the consumer. Business spending fell 3% while exports also shaved a bit off GDP growth. Consumer spending increased 2.9% after adding 4.6% in the second quarter. Government spending also added a bit to GDP, increasing 2% last quarter. Early estimates of fourth quarter GDP range from 0.8 to 1.1 percent. The U.S. economy appears to be slowing but not quite as fast as I had earlier anticipated. Consumer confidence is high. But the U.S. economic outlook is uncertain as trade wars continue and growth slows. Administrative actions will be oriented towards maintaining economic growth, as measured by stock market indices, through the 2020 elections. Even if Trump is reelected, the U.S. economy is likely to fall into recession. The deficit is growing rapidly at a time in the economic cycle when it should be shrinking. The Colorado Governor’s Office has a cautious outlook for the Colorado economy. But, as always, the health of the Colorado economy depends on the

health of the U.S. economy. The agricultural sector in Colorado is not doing well; it was not doing well before the trade war reduced agricultural exports. The Colorado economy is not very dependent on international trade but is dependent on tourism and consumer confidence. The energy sector outlook is precarious, depending on energy prices which are more likely to decrease than increase. Growth continues to slow in the Estes Park economy but at a snail’s pace. Cold, snowy weather in late October will likely have a negative effect on comparisons with 2018. The Christmas retail season will be strong in the U.S., Colorado and Larimer County but is not a dominant driver of the economy in Estes Park. The weather will determine the strength of economic activity in the winter months. The success of the 2020 summer season will depend on whether a recession manifests itself in the U.S. and Colorado economies. The past four years have been good in the Estes Park economy; 2020 is likely to be less robust. Please Note: This is a very brief summary of a comprehensive, specialized, quarterly economic summary and forecast report that Bank of Estes Park utilizes internally, addressing the national, state, county, and local economies. The complete version is available upon request to bank clients of Bank of Estes Park, for private, individual use, without reproduction or distribution. This brief summary is being made available as a service to the local Estes Park community. For questions or comments, please call Scott Applegate, Chief Credit Officer, at 970-235-7027.


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356 County Rd 107E Allenspark Gentle slopping lot ready to build. Private & Serene setting within walking distance to cozy Allenspark “downtown” to grab pizza at the tavern or breakfast at the famous mountain meadow cafe. Ample recreation opportunities nearby. Miles of deserted county roads for mountain biking, hiking, cross country skiing. 2 miles to the St Vrain Mountain trail head. 10 minutes from RMNP’s Wild Basin Entrance, 20 minutes from Estes Park. Abundant wild life, great views. Water is Allenspark water district. $85,000

2400 Nicholson St., Berthoud READY TO MOVE IN! LISTED BELOW APPRAISED VALUE. Beautiful 2 yr old 4 bed 3 bath on corner lot. Single level living with open floor plan. SS appliances. Large family room. Fully finished basement. Home is better than new with vinyl fencing & landscaping complete. Window treatments included. Walking distance to new TPC golf course. Easy access to Hwy 287 & I-25. No HOA but home is part of a Metro District. Listed at $415k. Builder selling same model for $8K more.

1857 Highway 66 Serene, natural mountain surroundings with great views in every direction; lot sits adjacent to RMNP property. Spacious, well-maintained, and beautifully updated, this one-level home is move-in ready. Gorgeous kitchen offers quartz counters, birch cabi cabinets, walk-in pantry, breakfast nook, and separate formal dining. Cozy up to the beautiful stone, gas log fireplace and enjoy peace, wildlife, and mountain tranquility in this special home. Get creative in the bonus room, perfect for your hobbies. Broker Remarks: Secluded, quiet, private, and just minutes to downtown Estes and RMNP. Home has been lov lovingly well-maintained. Enjoy the outdoors on this al almost 1-acre landscaped lot. Updates include: fresh exterior paint, 6-panel solid doors, a 3-year old roof with a 30-year warranty, new Anderson windows, 1.5-year-old water heater, Sunsetter awning on front patio, asphalt driveway, and more. 2-car detached garage has a separate, insulated workshop. $585,000

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1449 MATTHEW CIRCLE E-2 Move in ready! Bright open and spacious. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage condo offers easy access to all the Estes Valley has to offer. Schools, golf course, playground and walking paths very near. All 1 level. No stairs. Access ramp installed on front entry. Wonderfully maintained grounds. Established neighborhood with nice views of the Rockies. Schedule your showing today. $399,900 Judy Anderson

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Duck Race 2020 Seeks Participating Organizations By: Rita DuChateau

Calling all Estes Valley nonprofit charities or organizations that would like to share the proceeds of the 2020 Rotary Duck Race Festival! Now’s the time to step up, ask your members if they will sell Duck Adoption Forms, and submit paperwork for consideration by the Rotary Duck Race Festival organizations committee. Letters have been sent to past and potential participating organizations, according to Karen Thompson, chairman of the 32nd Rotary Duck Race Festival. Groups that have not received letters are encouraged to submit an application for consideration. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019 is the deadline for organizations to respond. “We invite nonprofit charities and organizations to complete the application soon, so we can develop our list and print our Adoption Forms,” Thompson said. “The Rotary Duck Race Festival Committee is planning an exciting event to continue its legendary success over the past three decades. We look forward to selecting a wide-ranging group of local non-profit organizations to participate so they can benefit from their experience to raise funds to accomplish their mission in our community. ” Once nonprofit charities and organizations have been selected as participating organizations, they can launch their Duck Adoption sales campaigns. Sales will be conducted through the Rotary Duck Race Festival website, Facebook page and the traditional paper Adoption Form. The Rotary Duck Race Festival committee encourages participating organizations to use their websites, social media and email to extend their sales reach beyond the local community. In 2019, participating organizations sold 6,773 Duck Adoption forms. The Duck Race Festival will be held on

Saturday, May 2, 2020. Exciting major cash and travel prizes are planned, in addition to hundreds of popular merchant-donated certificates. The 2019 event returned $128,700 to 67 area organizations and groups. Beneficiaries receive $19 from every $20 paper Duck Adoption Form sold. Organizations will be selected for the 2020 Duck Race Festival based on the following criteria: 1. Previous adherence to expectations of being involved in the Duck Race. 2. Local presence and benefit to the local community. Organizations and associations may either hold a valid 501(c) 3 or 501(c) 4 tax status with the US Internal Revenue Service or are deemed to benefit the local community. 3. Willingness to sell a minimum of $400 in Duck Adoptions. 4. Consider participation in a George Hix Riverside Plaza activity on May 2, 2020 by staffing a booth, sharing information about the organization, selling Duck Adoptions, and offering an interactive activity for festival guests. “We hope to hear from new organizations as well as those that have been helped by the race in the past 31 years,” said Larry Williams, Rotary Duck Race Festival organizations committee chairman. “The Duck Race Festival is a great community event, and being part of it can be fun and profitable for our participating organizations. Working together, we can make 2020 a record year for our non-profit charities and organizations! ” For additional information or to receive an application form, contact Williams, by email at, U. S. Mail at P. O. Box 1226, Estes Park, CO 80517, or phone at (970) 586-3295. Application forms also are available on the Duck Race website,

Here are just a few of the participating organizations on Duck Race Day in 2019. All provided duck adoption forms, activities and prizes for race fans. They answered questions about their organizations and some brought mascots for photos.

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Students Free BobAnd Other Trout Last month, almost 80 Estes Park Elementary School students and their teachers huddled around buckets containing baby trout and slipped them quietly into the water at Trout Haven Resort. The young fish, including a class favorite named Bob, quickly shot away

health. The students monitored the state-of-the-art tanks in their classrooms, tested the water, and observed the development of fish eggs into fish. EVWC (the local organization that restored the Fish Creek watershed after the 2013 flood) hosted students in a


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into their new home. The trout were raised from eggs by the students as part of Trout Unlimited’s Trout in the Classroom program.Trout in the Classroom is a national program that fosters awareness of water quality and conservation issues by putting aquariums in classrooms and letting students raise trout from eggs to ultimately release them into local waters. Thanks to a community partnership among Alpine Anglers (the local chapter of Trout Unlimited), the Estes Valley Watershed Coalition (EVWC), and Estes Park Elementary School, Estes Park Elementary is one of 12 schools in the state that incorporate Trout in the Classroom into their curricula. In March, Trout Haven’s Polar Plunge fundraiser provided the money to acquire the aquariums and supplies needed to get the program underway. A local biologist for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service procured trout eggs and helped volunteers and students set up aquariums and monitor water quality and fish

field trip to determine whether Fish Creek would be a suitable release site. Using the scientific method, the children determined that the environmental conditions in Fish Creek provided a safe habitat for trout. To protect watersheds, however, Colorado Parks and Wildlife requires that released fish be tested for disease. And when the time came for release, the fish were still too small to be tested. So the trout were released into Trout Haven’s pond.The original Polar Plunge raised funds for aquariums in two third-grade classrooms. Subsequent grants from the Village Thrift Shop, the Estes Park Woman’s Club, and the Rotary Club have enabled expansion of the program into all four third-grade classrooms for the current year. Thanks to this community support—and a lot of volunteer effort—all Estes Park students will have a chance to raise trout in their classrooms to see firsthand why water quality and habitat is so important to the animals-and humans-that rely on it.

Volunteers Needed AARP Tax-Aide Program is accepting applications for volunteers to assist local senior and low income taxpayers in preparing their 2019 income taxes. Training will be provided in mid-January and volunteers are certified by

AARP/IRS. Tax preparation is from February 4 through April 13. Deadline for application is December 7, 2019. Please call Pat at 970-231-8417 or Don at 303-8871106 if interested.

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EPMS Announces ROARS Recipients Friday, November 8th the Middle School had their ROARS assembly. These students were nominated by their teachers and won the ROARS award for upholding ROARS Values. Great job everyone! 6th Grade Jillian Maxwell Talia Moore Claire Cho Lincoln Harvey Alexis Rodriguez

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Harley Looking For New, Forever Home! Harley is nine months old and is very friendly, outgoing, playful and affectionate. He is good with dogs, but not quite sure about cats. Harley is currently living at Dr. C's Animal Hospital of the Rockies, please call

(970) 586-4703 to get an appointment to meet him. 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 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.

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Finding The Good: In The Care Of Strangers Welcome to our column where the focus is exactly what the title suggests; in a world here we now feel a daily overload of bad news, we will focus on the good in life, even during tough times. With a nod to Fred Rogers of Mr Roger’s Neighborhood, here’s to learning more about each other and discovering the good that is in the world. Maggie Cotreau and Mary Mesropian We connected at DIA this past October; Cheryl was coming in from Wichita and I met her at the gate. One of those warm reunions where the catching up comes quickly and easily and then the conversation just flows. We would be attending our first ever knitters’ retreat on Bainbridge Island, Washington and had been looking forward to this trip for a long time. Our flight to Seattle was announced and boarding of passengers began. We were soon situated in our seats, the second row behind the bulkhead and restroom. Cheryl had the aisle seat, I was sitting in the middle. Due to the cold weather, we had a delay on the tarmac for de-icing and the plane got a little warm; even a bit stuffy. This did not bode well for the young woman sitting across the aisle from us, as she was no sooner reaching for the sickness bag and using it for its’ intended purpose. She was pale, obviously embarrassed and reached for the flight attendants’ call button. Her seatmate, who was a stranger to her, then reached into his backpack and handed her a tee shirt to use as a towel. She questioned him, and his response was “ No, really, it’s ok. It’s a promo from my office and we get them from free” Free or not his response was kind and much appreciated. The poor thing kept looking around at all of us and apologizing. We all kept telling her that it was okay and that our concern was for her. She was met with kindness once again. Cheryl and I both have kids about her age and my thoughts were centered on the hope that someone would be kind if one of my kids were to find themselves not feeling well while flying alone. Once the plane reached altitude, a flight attendant from first class appeared and apologized to the young woman for not responding sooner. He donned some gloves and quickly took care of the mishap while asking the young woman if she was feeling ok and if he could get her anything. He was reassuring and gentle with her, reiterating that “This happens all the time”. (It was a first for this frequent flyer, and I was impressed with the ease in which the attendant took care of her feelings). Now, with the plane at cruising altitude, the pilot made the announcement that folks could get up to use the restroom and reach in the overhead bins for items. The skies were clearing, the views beautiful and the ride was smooth. A perfect day for flying. The flight from Denver to Seattle is

about two hours and after an hour had passed, the captain announced that in 15 minutes the seat belt sign would go back on, so if anyone wanted to get out of their seat to use the restroom, now was the time to do so. Within a few minutes, a woman of about 60 was guiding her elderly father down the aisle towards the restroom that was one row in front of where Cheryl and I were seated. The woman had her hands gently supporting her father on both sides of his midsection, just inside his elbows. He was walking slowly and using a cane. His gate was slow and his steps tentative. He was tall, and his head was bent in concentration. His pallor was grey and he looked exhausted. The daughter was now standing at our seat; her father just in front of her when a flight attendant walked up to let the man and his daughter know that the restroom in First Class was free and she would go up and hold the door for him. The man softly shook his head “No” and his daughter said that they would wait. It was only a moment before the door was opened and the restroom free. The daughter patiently guided her Dad, helped him to get situated and then stood outside to wait. Within seconds, there was a loud thump and the daughter jerked open the door. Her father was slumped over and she began yelling to her family members sitting 8 rows back for help. “John!! I need your help now! ” Her voice conveyed the worry that was reflected in her eyes. The man sitting just in front of the bulkhead got up from his seat and moved to the back, freeing up the area for the man to be moved to more easily. Within seconds the daughter was screaming for an AED, (still no sign of the family member she was calling for) as three women appeared out of nowhere and before Cheryl and I could get out of our seats to help. The three women each announced that they were nurses, and a young man appeared as well, letting them know that he was an EMT. They worked to get the man in a prone position, laying him down just in the aisle at our seat. In this impossibly tight situation, one woman began performing chest compressions, while the other was given a mask and bag to get air in his lungs. Another was taking his pulse/heart rate and yelling out the numbers. None of these people knew each other, and yet they worked together like a well-oiled machine. I don’t know how it happened, but an advanced life saving kit appeared on my lap, and as the first responders yelled for epinephrine, needles, saline solution, etc, Cheryl and I would search and find the items and hand them over. Soon two men showed up, asking questions and each announcing that he was a doctor, but the nurses and EMT had a rhythm going, and one nurse was yelling directives and questions to the flight attendants, as there were items needed that

weren’t in the kits on our laps. Another first aid kit arrived and needed items were opened and handed over. It was organized chaos with a common goal; to save this man’s life. The woman doing chest compressions then called out to the nurse who had volunteered to switch, and the volunteer climbed over the arm rests of the seats to get herself in position and she took over. The daughter was yelling, “ Stay with us Dad” “ We’re all right here for you Dad” and sharing medical information concerning her Dad with the nurses. Another nurse was holding the bag with saline solution and injecting into it more of the meds from the kit. The young woman who had been sick earlier was now out of her seat and half standing by the window, in front of the kind soul who had given her his shirt. By moving, she had created more room for the nurses and EMT to work in this pop up MASH unit in the sky. As we listened to the nurse in charge and handed over the requested items, we could also hear the vital signs, and it wasn’t good. Respiration was shallow if at all, and the heart rate was slowing down. It became more difficult to find his pulse. “STAY WITH US DAD! WE’RE RIGHT HERE WITH YOU!” The man sitting directly in front of me indicated to the group that he was an off duty pilot, and now we were within minutes of landing. The captain had been announcing the details, but none of us in this area were listening. The man who was the flight attendant in First Class, then began yelling instructions to those out of their seats and providing aid, to take a knee and brace themselves as best they could against the sides of the seats. The work on patient continued without pause, as this rescue team in the sky was focused and determined to save this man’s life. The pilot was able to steer the plane to one of the most gentle landings I have ever experienced, and the rescue team continued without interruption. The plane taxied to the gate, and once the door was opened, two members of the Seattle Fire Department came rushing on the plane, ordering the nurses to step aside so that they could carry the patient off the plane. One of the nurses

had been dictating notes of the details of treatment and vital signs and this was handed to the SFD before they carried off the patient. It was decided that one of the nurses would follow in order to answer questions. The daughter was hugging one of the nurses and thanking her and thanking all of us. The sick man’s wife was escorted to the door to be with her husband and daughter. The small group exited through the front of the plane. The inside of the plane was so quiet. No talking loudly into cell phones. Slight whispers of conversation was all. The captain made an announcement, explaining that the medical emergency and care was continuing at the gate, and that all passengers were being asked to remain in place out of respect for the patient and his family. An exterior staircase was being brought to the area and would be placed at the rear of the plane for our exit. It was another 45 minutes before we finally made our way off the plane. During that time, one of the nurses came over to us to thank us for our help. SHE was the one to be thanked ! She also let us know that the man had died, that it was only his pacemaker working. As this gentleman began his new journey to the heavens, I hope that he could hear his daughter and feel her love. I hope that he could feel the care that surrounded him as this incredible community of people worked tirelessly to save him. This small group that had never met each other wove themselves together without a plan. To do provide the best possible care for a friend they’d never met. To let a daughter know that she wasn’t alone. Maggie Cotreau is a life /executive coach and facilitates leadership development workshops for VDG Global. She is also a licensed Celebrant for weddings and funerals in Estes Park. She has been a private volunteer hospice worker and sits on the board of Estes Park Quota Club.

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St. Bartholomew’s Memory Café In December 2018, St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church held the first local Memory Café in Estes Park. The November 21, 2019 Café to be held this month will mark the completion of the first year of these monthly Cafés. The Memory Café is a social event that provides an opportunity for persons suffering from memory loss, together with their caregiver, to relax and have fun with activities chosen and tailored to be respectful of the challenges posed by memory loss. The St. Bart’s Memory Café offers music, games, arts and crafts, storytelling and refreshments to create just such an environment. The Cafés rely upon the creativity and caring of about a dozen volunteers on each occasion. In the summer of 2018, a member of the St. Bart’s parish whose spouse suffers from memory loss alerted the church’s rector to an activity that has been ongoing across the nation and in Front Range communities for several years. Both Denver and Fort Collins have active Memory Cafés. Those in Denver are supported by the Denver Library; in the Fort Collins area the Cafés are sponsored by the non-profit organization Dementia-Friendly Communities of Northern Colorado. The church asked Cyndi Luzinski, the Exec-

utive Director of the Fort Collins organization, to hold sessions for potential Café volunteers. Cyndi introduced church members to the social challenges posed by dementia and best ways to interact with persons who suffer from the losses dementia imposes. The enthusiasm generated by those sessions led to the start of a monthly St. Bart’s Memory Café in December 2018. As a community with an average age significantly higher than that of the national average, Estes Park is likely to have a high incidence of dementia related illness and a considerable need for dementia related services. The St. Bart’s Memory Café is open to anyone in the community who experiences significant memory loss, together with a caregiver, who could benefit from social activity. The church asks only that potential participants call the church office at 970586-4504 and speak to the office manager, Katrina Carlson, to reserve a place at the Café. Cafés are held each month on the third Thursday of the month from 10:30 to noon in the parish hall of St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church at 880 MacGregor Avenue in Estes Park. The next Cafés will be held on November 21, 2019, December 19, 2019 and January 16, 2020.

Estes Park United Methodist Church And EVICS Working Together Estes Valley Investment in Childhood Success (EVICS) and Estes Park United Methodist Church (EPUMC) are now working together to support affordable, quality childcare for working parents living here in Estes Park. Along with the many mission projects carried out by EPUMC, providing food, clothing, and shelter to those in need, our church understands the critical need for affordable childcare, so that our community can hire the folks needed to keep these important services available to local resi-

dents and the millions of visitors who visit our town and ‘our’ park each year. EPUMC plans to dedicate monies to EVICS to help make this childcare service available now. Those interested in finding out more about this effort can hear Estes Park’s EVICS Director present this need this Sunday at EPUMC’s worship service at 9:45 a.m. Our address is 1509 Fish Hatchery Road. You will be very welcomed. Pastor Tom Towns

Next Dances Of Universal Peace This Saturday, November 16 Please take a break from your busy “to do” list and bring yourself and a friend to the Dances of Universal Peace this Saturday, Nov. 16 from 2-4:00 p.m. at the US Bank meeting room (363 East Elkhorn Ave.) These joyful meditative practices are easily learned if this is your first experience. Your voice will join with others

and be accompanied by guitars, flute and drums. There will be songs celebrating practices from many traditions including Christian, Native American, Celtic and others. This is a way of providing service to the community by promoting peace and understanding. Questions? Call Linda Bensey at 970-214-7719.

“Flight Behavior” Is The Next One Book One Valley It’s official! Readers in the Estes Valley have chosen Barbara Kingsolver’s acclaimed novel “Flight Behavior” as the next One Book One Valley. Last week, after a festive Unveiling Party, we began sharing hundreds of copies of the book, which has been described as “fiction rich in empathy, wit and science.” One Book One Valley, an annual reading celebration hosted through the Estes Valley Library,

is about community. The library encourages readers to pick up a copy of “Flight Behavior” and, when finished, to share it with friends, family, coworkers and neighbors across the Estes Valley. The project invites conversation and interaction with fellow readers--and the opportunity to make new friends and acquaintances in the process. Special thanks goes to the many people who attended last week’s Unveiling Party at Cliffhanger Used Books, including the Mayor, several members of the Town Board of Trustees, and our new Town Administrator. We appreciate the enthusiasm and participation of all our neighbors, donors, and library lovers. The festive setting was made possible by the board members and volunteers of the Library’s Friends & Foundation. Donors and shoppers are also making the project possible through their generous contributions and used book sale purchases. The library staff thanks everyone for their participation and looks forward to hosting the full roster of discussions and programs in January 2020. The story awaits

you. It’s as simple as stopping by the Library for a copy to take home. It’s also available in digital book and audiobook formats.

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What’s Happening At The Estes Valley Library TECH Tech Express Friday, November 15, 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. BOOKS & AUTHORS Come Write In @ the Library

Tuesday, November 19, 10-11:30 a.m. Learn to use the library’s Silhouette Cameo Cutter to make decorative and unique snowflakes for windows, candle holders, and lanterns. Register at CIVIC LIFE Citizenship Exam Preparation Wednesday, November 20, 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. WORKSHOPS Free Legal Self-Help Clinic Wednesday, December 11, 2-5 p.m. One-on-one legal advice for library cardholders without a personal attorney. More information at Call 970-586-8116, ext. 3, to schedule an appointment. TEENS & TWEENS Weekly Homework Helper for Tweens & Teens Thursday, November 21, 4-5:30 p.m., Wasson Room Teens and tweens are invited for assistance with homework assignments, research, and with using library resources.

Monday, November 18, 6-8:45 p.m. and Saturday, November 23, 1 - 4 p.m. Be encouraged by fellow writers during National Novel Writing Month. The library supplies the tables, chairs, outlets, and refreshments. Use the Hondius Room for dialogue and inspiration— then retreat to the Quiet Room for focused writing. Register at MAKERSPACE Craft Jam: Snowflakes on the Cameo Cutter









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Snacks provided. No registration required. KIDS Storybook Explorers: “Squirrels Leap” Saturday, November 16, 11:15 to 11:45 a.m., Hondius Room This book club is for kids ages 3 to 5 and their parents and caregivers. This month’s selection is “Squirrels Leap, Squirrels Sleep”. Families will join in a thematic activity and take home a copy of the book. Register at Kids’ Book Club: “Frindle” Saturday, November 16, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Hondius Room KIds in grades 1 through 6 will read and discuss this book by Andrew Clements. Participants may pick up a complimentary copy to read beforehand, then attend on November 16, with a craft project and snacks provided. Register at Try-It Tuesday: STEM Bristle Bots Tuesday, November 19, 4 to 5 p.m., Hondius Room Guest educators from Science Matters will help kids design small bristly characters that move with a battery. Register at Young Chautauqua Information Meeting Wednesday, November 20, 4-5:30 p.m., Hondius Room

A new Young Chautauqua education season is about to begin. Build knowledge and confidence by bringing a character to life from history. Led by instructor Katherine Dumont. Open to kids, teens, and adults. Register at Polar Express Trolley Ride Friday and Saturday, December 6 and 7, 5:30 and 6:20 p.m. Enjoy a read-aloud of this heartwarming story, then ride the Polar Express trolley while singing holiday songs. Back at the library, participants will decorate train cookies and meet Santa and Mrs. Claus. Advance registration required at THANKSGIVING CLOSURE The library will be closed all day on Thursday and Friday, November 28 and 29, for the Thanksgiving holiday. Regular library hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.

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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 Join us in congratulating our “new” Recreation staff! Olesya “O” Stadnichuk is now our Rec Specialist for Youth Sports and Activities. Lauren Pavlish has been promoted to Rec Coordinator for Senior and Adult Sports and Activities and Jan Tenzer has accepted the role of Senior and Adult Activities Program Support. DANCE Sweatin’ to the 80s: Jan Tenzer’s 80s aerobic dance class inspired by Richard Simmons Tuesdays and Fridays from 1-2 p.m., Lower Fitness. $5 Drop-in. Intro to Line Dancing and Line Dance Party with Jan Tenzer Weekly on Sundays; 1-1:50 p.m. (Intro to Line Dancing), 2-2:50 p.m. (Line Dance Party) $5 drop-in or $8 for Intro to Line Dancing and Line Dance Party taken together. HEALTH AND WELLNESS Blood Pressure Clinic Monday, November 18; 9:30-10 a.m. Free, drop-in. Winter Hiker Safety Workshop Tuesday, November 19; 5:30 p.m., Estes Valley Community Center lower level classroom $5, Registration required. Call 970-5868191 or visit to sign up today! It Only Hurts When I… with Estes Park Health Wednesday, November 20; 1-2 p.m. EVCC lower level Free, registration required. Prescription Drug Counseling – Individual 30-minute appointments Thursday, November 21, 9:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Free, registration required. Call Jan at 970-586-8191 to sign up.

Tai Chi for Arthritis (all levels) with Mike Curtiss Fridays, Now thru October 25; 10:1511:15 a.m. $10; drop-in. LIFELONG LEARNING The Great Courses® Lecture Series; Understanding the Universe An Introduction to Astronomy, 2nd Edition This week: Extra-Solar Planets Galore and Life Beyond the Earth 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 Great Courses® Lecture Series; The World’s Greatest Churches This week: The Cathedral of Monreale and Chartres Cathedral Weekly on Mondays through December 12; 10-11:30 a.m. Free; drop-in. Discussion facilitated by Lois Sumey The Supreme Court and American Society Weekly on Tuesdays; 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. (ages 18+) Free; drop-in. TRAVEL The Denver Botanic Garden’s Blossoms of Light™ Display Wednesday, December 11 and 18; Van leaves EVCC at 4 p.m. and returns at approx. 9 p.m. $27 per person includes round-trip transportation and admission. Register before 11/28! SPORTS Drop-in Ping Pong Thursdays, 4-9 p.m. (all ages) Lower level; included with daily admission or membership; drop-in. Pickleball Open Gym Hours Monday thru Saturday: 8-10 a.m., Thursday: 6-9 p.m. (1 court), Sunday: 2-4 p.m. (1 court) Included with membership or daily admission, drop-in. Pickup Basketball Open Gym Hours Wednesday, 6-9 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m.2 p.m.

Included with membership or daily admission, drop-in. YOUTH ACTIVITIES AND RECREATION Travel Basketball November 18-February 1, 2020; 2 practices per week and Saturday games, (3rd thru 6th grades) $60 per player; registration required. Sign up today! Creative Corner Wednesdays, after school; (All school ages and grades welcome!) $5 per artist; drop-in. Gamer’s Corner Fridays, after school; (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. SENIOR AND ADULT ACTIVITIES 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. GOLF AND DISC GOLF Estes Park 18-Hole Golf Course Closed for the season. Driving range is open, but range tokens must be purchased at the Lake Estes 9-Hole course. 9-Hole and Disc Golf Course Open 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., weather permitting, and 3-4 p.m. on nice days. $8 green fee for 9 holes, $7 for residents. $5 disc golf green fee for unlimited holes per day. Motorized carts available for disc golf or ball golf at $10 per person. 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.

Olesya “O” Stadnichuk, Lauren Pavlish, Nolan Oberg and Jan Tenzer.

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Marijuana Is Already In Our Town To The Editor: The problem is Estes Park isn't receiving any monetary benefit from this marijuana presence in our town. I've lived in Estes Park for 63 years. I've been a businessman in our town for over 35 years. One thing I’ve learned over that period of time is, change is inevitable. It's selfish and unrealistic for residents to try and keep Estes Park a snapshot of the way it was when they moved here. Already a California/Oregon conglomerate is fashioning a new voter issue petition for the April election if marijuana doesn't pass on December 10th this time. (At a cost to our town of another $25,000). The Colorado Dept. of Revenue/mari-

juana division has systems in place for tightly controlling and regulating marijuana sales and cultivation. After listening to both the town administrators of Breckenridge and Lyons at the League of Woman Voters meeting last week they found no significant increase in crime, school student use or community degradation due to municipal marijuana sales. They're more concerned about students vaping tobacco products. They both felt positively about the added revenue generated from marijuana sales for their municipalities. Thanks for your time and consideration. Bill Hanks Estes Park, CO

Thoughts On December 10 Election To the Editor: Chase the dollar or follow your heart! One can’t have it both ways! It’s only three weeks +/- ‘til we have the privilege of voting on marijuana dispensaries again. Reading the recent ad in the newspapers, “Just a Thought on Pot,” it states sales tax is the life blood for our community. I believe it is the promoter of the issue that is looking to put dollars in her pocket, not the Town. I contacted a reliable resource with the Town and was told “The Town has not been involved in any financial projections for this issue.” and I sincerely believe this. At the recent Mayor’s Chat it was stated by those “in the know” that more than 50% of the visitors coming into Estes Park are from Colorado. No doubt, those who partake of the drug know exactly where they can purchase and what communities do not have dispensaries. I believe any user would keep up with the information and know it is not available here. However, being who/what they are, they test the locations where they can smoke, excessively or unpleasantly selfassertive and/or ambitious, in the National Park, accommodations, along the streets, etc. There are local families who have heartbreaking experiences and stories to tell. Weekly, I hear of another situation. I give a hug of encouragement and say a prayer of hope. These friends don’t want to see this situation happen to others. Marijuana is a known “gateway” drug

to harder drugs. Ask the Director of Harmony about the many-facet tragic destruction of persons, families and communities that began with marijuana. Estes Park has the long-time reputation of a “family-friendly, safe community.” Let’s keep it that way! We all say that what the rules are for the Town of Estes Park also affect those across the line in the county. In visiting with friends who live across the line and asking them to write a paragraph or two to the newspapers as to their feelings, they say “…but I live in the county. ” The outcome of this vote will affect them and I believe they need to speak up as well. Be well informed as the contents of the ordinance (the petition) is a long one. Be sure you are aware of what it says as it covers more than you think. You should be receiving your ballots soon… be sure to get them in the mail in time to be counted. Extra, extra! Notice just received! A presentation “Medical & Social Harm from Marijuana” by Dr. Karen Randall, Pueblo, CO speaking for the Estes Valley Conservatives Committee. Please join us in the Hondius Room at the Estes Valley Library, Thursday, November 21 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. See you there! Respectfully submitted, Pat Newsom Estes Park

Education And Peace The Quaker/ Unitarian group meets each Sunday morning at the US Bank meeting room (363 East Elkhorn Ave.). Quaker silence is from 10-10:30. Social time is from 10:30-11. Presentation and discussion is from 11-noon. Sunday’s discussion will be led by John Long. John received his M.Ed from Cleveland State University and his Montessori teacher training from Washington Montessori Institute.

Dr. Maria Montessori was twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. One of her books was titled Education and Peace. Her educational principles and world view establish the fundamentals for a science of peace. Come and learn about her work. All are welcome. Please join us. If questions, please call Randy Maharry 515-229-8299.

Frank Ricciardi Frank Alphonse Ricciardi, died at his home in Estes Park, CO on November 8, 2019. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church 920 Big Thompson Ave. Monday, November 18, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will take place Tuesday at Fort Logan National Cemetery. A full obituary will be released when completed. Visit the leave a message for the family.

Parkinson’s Support Group Meeting The next meeting of the Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will be held Tuesday, November 19 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.

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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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Maintenance Techs needed! Year Round opportunity! Must be able to work nights and weekends. $15-$17/hour DOE Performs routine maintenance duties throughout property including rough carpentry, painting, and basic equipment or facility repairs, in accordance with applicable Company policies and procedures. • Communicates with supervisor and/or property managers to prioritize work load. • Documents all work performed. • Performs simple carpentry tasks, such as installing shelves, hooks, or closet rods. • Extensive snow removal during Winter months • Changes light bulbs, may replace fixtures, and does similar minor electrical tasks. • Opens clogged drains, fixes leaks, and performs other simple plumbing jobs. • Does touch-up painting and repaints rooms as required. • Maintains tools and maintenance equipment in working order and keeps maintenance room in neat condition. • Knowledge of all fire prevention and emergency policies and procedures • Utilizes protective equipment (when necessary) • Reports accidents, injuries, property damage or loss to supervisor • Provides for a safe work environment by following all safety and security policies and procedures. We provide competitive pay and weekly paychecks! Please apply online at

Full Time Position with The Estes Park Housing Authority The Estes Park Housing Authority is currently accepting applications for a Housing Community Manager. Position entails Management of 48 unit Tax Credit property, Section 8 Administrator and Administrative Assistance. This is one Full Time position. Duties include: Lease up and management of Low Income Housing Tax Credit Units, Section 8 program management and Administrative office assistance. • General office practices & computer skills needed • Excellent communication and customer service skills necessary • Knowledge of the Section 8 program and Property management • Experience very helpful, but will train the right person. • Salary hiring range approximately $38,000-$42,000. • Opportunity for advancement. • Excellent benefit package including Health, Dental, Vision and PERA. Applications and job description available at the EPHA office or on our website 363 E Elkhorn Ave Suite 101 Estes Park, CO 80517 Or call 970-591-2535 for additional information Position open until filled. The Estes Park Housing Authority is an equal opportunity employer.

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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

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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.

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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. 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!

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FRONT DESK CLERK Full-time position available. Experience in accommodations or customer service preferred. MAINTENANCE Full-time and part-time positions available. Experience in electrical, plumbing, drywall, and hot tubs preferred.

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

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Condos CONDO FOR RENT Like new 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 car garage, N/S, N/P, year lease, $1800 month, utilities not included in a very quiet neighborhood at Vista Ridge Condos, close to town, walking trails. References required. Available November. 970-980-9887 2 br/2.5 ba condo, 2 car garage, $2100/mo+utls. 1yr lease. 4152166045 leave a message

Apartments Efficiency Suite Monthly Rental-Furnished 1 BD, Full BA, Kitchenette, Utilities Included. N/S N/P Garden Level, Separate Entrance, Cul-de-sac 970-481-8220 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Apartment for Rent. $1500/mo. 970-214-7408

Cabins 2BR, 1BA Cabin W/D & D/W $1250 Winter or $1400 Year-round, Incl. Utilities & Cable, No Pets, No Smoking, Call Todd @ 970-586-8141

Deer Crest Resort Rooms & Suites with kitchenettes. Available for extended Commercial Rentals stays and monthly rental. October 20, 2019 thru COMMERCIAL April 30, 2020. OFFICE SPACE Adults only, non-smoking, High Quality Finishes. Private Setting Located On no pets. Call Cherokee @ 970-586-2324 or River. Reasonable Rates. 816-888-9320 6 Offices Available. Call Bret Freedman Storage Units 970-215-2494

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Class A Office 2014 Construction, Full Service, Furnished or Unfurnished offices in Downtown location, Near Town Hall. $450 to $550 per month. All internet options including Fiber available. Includes Conference Room, Handicap Restrooms, Copy and Scanning Facility, Coffee Room. Call Thom at Verus Commercial, Inc. 970-586-2448 880 sq. ft. commercial rental with two offices, large reception area, handicapped bath, individual heating and A/C and front door parking. $880/mo. plus NNN and utilities. Graves Avenue Plaza. Call Peggy at 970232-5588. 235 W. Elkhorn $3,000 per month & utilities Unique Building Downtown by Water Wheel 970-586-2186

Outside Storage Boats, cars, pickups, and trailers. Call 970-586-3224

TRANSPORTATION Trailers/Campers 2017 Riverside Retro Camping Trailer Model 166. Excellent condition. $9200. 303-550-0530

Need Help Around The House? I do household chores, yard work, housekeeping, run errands, auto detailing & yes... I do windows! I am a long time resident having now lived in Estes Park for 38 yrs! Plenty of references! Call Janice at 970-215-6612. Let me help you!



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Holiday Estate Sale at Lavona Slack’s home 850 S. St Vrain Ave. Friday and Saturday November 15 and 16 8AM Christmas trees, Ornaments, paper products, holiday houses, garland, tree toppers, holiday plates, napkins, wreaths, sweaters, etc etc. Proceeds benefit Lavona’s charities See you there! 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

NOTICES Legal Notices NOTICE OF SALE Notice is given pursuant to Title 38 Article 21.5 of the Colorado Revised Statutes, as amended, a public sale to be held on 11-30-19 at 1:00 pm at Alpine Self Storage, 801 Dunraven St., for the sale of items in storage unit #28 belonging to Sherry Duke Louck, 120 Stanley Circle Drive. Items consist of misc. household items. For information please call 586-8988.

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Estes Park News, November 15, 2019  

News and events in Estes Park, Colorado and Rocky Mountain National Park.

Estes Park News, November 15, 2019  

News and events in Estes Park, Colorado and Rocky Mountain National Park.