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Friday, December 7, 2018

Tree Topper A Red-tailed hawk perches on top of a pine tree, searching for a meal. Photo by Lyn Ferguson

Samson Is Merry & Bright The Town of Estes Park is beautifully illuminated for the holidays including the Samson statue which is fully wrapped in blue and white LED lights! Photo by Kris & Gary Hazelton

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Be Smart: Prepare For Winter Weather, Know Who And When To Call For Help Winter is a magical time of year in Estes Park, but it comes with its risks. “Severe winter weather can arrive with little warning, and one concern is its ability to knock out our heating, power and water,” explains Kate Rusch, Public Information Officer for the Town of Estes Park. In addition, high winds, ice, snow and freezing temperatures can make travel dangerous. Rusch continued, “If we all take time to do a few simple things now, it can make all the difference later, when it matters most. ” Prepare at home It is important to communicate with neighbors during severe weather, checking in on those who are elderly or disabled. Always call 9-1-1 during a medical emergency. And, all households should have the following provisions: • A mobile phone with an extra charged battery or external charger. • A corded telephone in case telephone lines are not disrupted during a power outage • A non-electric heat source such as a wood-burning or gas fireplace with plenty of fuel • Emergency supplies including nonperishable food, water, a battery-powered weather radio, flashlights, medicine and first-aid supplies, a fire extinguisher, smoke alarms, and extra batteries for phones, flashlights, radios and other necessary equipment • A back-up plan for powering any necessary medical equipment Prepare vehicles During severe weather, it is important to restrict travel to only the trips that are absolutely necessary. For necessary trips, drivers should not travel alone and should share a travel plan with others in advance.

Fuel tanks should be kept nearly full at all times, and vehicles should be equipped with appropriate tires. Frost and snow should be cleared from vehicles before travel. Stow emergency supplies including a mobile phone, flashlight, extra batteries, warm blankets and clothing, first-aid supplies, a knife, water, high-calorie non- perishable food, tissues, paper towels, sand for traction, a shovel, a windshield scraper, basic tools, a tow rope, battery booster cables, a compass and road maps. Report power outages; steer clear of downed lines So crews can respond quickly, the Town of Estes Park Utilities Department provides a dedicated phone number for reporting electric and water outages – 970586-5335. This number is staffed 24 hours a day. Utilities staff are immediately alerted when issues are reported. Always call 9-11 in the case of downed power lines. Estes Park Light and Power responds immediately to power outages. Multiple outages are prioritized by the types of services affected, such as schools and hospitals, followed by the number of people affected. Light and Power cannot base its response on one individual’s medical situation. Crews will respond as soon as possible, but residents who require oxygen or other electric-powered medical equipment should have a 24- hour backup plan. Always call 9-1-1 during a medical emergency. If a downed power line is discovered, Utilities Director Reuben Bergsten advises citizens to immediately call 9-1-1. “Never touch a power line or anything that is in contact with the line,” he states. Overhead power lines are not insulated and are very dangerous. The Town’s trained Light and

Power professionals will move the line; all others should stay clear of the area. Reduce the risk of freezing water pipes Most water outages during winter are caused by frozen lines on private property. Private lines begin at the service tap on the water main. They are most likely to freeze at the entry point of the building where there is less ground insulation. Property owners are responsible for handling these issues, as with any other household maintenance issue. Water outages determined to be related to the Town’s water distribution lines will be addressed by the Town of Estes Park Water Division. Report concerns to the Town’s 24-hour utility line 970-586-5335. Residents should ensure they have adequate insulation and heating for water pipes in their homes and businesses. Pipes along exterior walls are particularly vulnerable to freezing. Disconnect hoses and cover spigots with an insulated cap for the winter. If pipes freeze, open cold water faucets to provide an escape for water as it thaws. The Water Division can help locate the water shut-off so property owners can shut off their water service when pipes thaw, to reduce risk of flooding. Extensive resources on preparing for winter weather and other emergencies are available at For general information on the Light and Power and Water utilities, visit or call the Town of Estes Park Utilities Department at 970577-3588. To receive Town news and/or meeting agendas by email, please visit More Town news is available at and

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Does Your Home Have A Working Smoke Detector? By: John Jerome, Fire Marshal

Smoke detectors are a simple and inexpensive way to save lives, but recent call statistics indicate several homes in the Estes Valley do not have this lifesaving device installed. In the past month the Estes Valley Fire Protection District responded to three residential structure fires. Two of these three fires were seasonal related, home heating caused and the third was caused by improper use of extension cords. Due heavy storage in the home, fire crews had a challenge getting to the seat of the fire. One person was transported to a local hospital with respiratory complaints as a result of one of these fires. The recurring and concerning issue from all of these fires is that there were no smoke detectors in the homes of any of these houses. Here are some guidelines to install smoke detectors in your house • Install detectors alarms inside each bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement on the ceiling or on a wall near the ceiling.

• On levels without bedrooms, install detectors in the living room (or den or family room) or near the stairway to the upper level, or in both locations. • Smoke detectors installed in the basement should be installed on the ceiling at the bottom of the stairs leading to the next level. Remember, even a small amount of exposure to smoke can be harmful to your health. If you do not have smoke detectors and cannot afford to purchase them, please contact the Estes Valley Fire Protection District-Fire Prevention Division at 970-577-3689, or as there are programs available to assist you in getting smoke detectors in your house for little to no cost. Visit our website at for more information on smoke detectors and fire safety for your home The Mission of the Estes Valley Fire Protection District is to provide the citizens of and visitors to the Estes Valley with superior fire prevention, fire protection, and emergency services in a safe and efficient manner.

Community Members Invited To Trustee Talk December 12

The Estes Park Town Board of Trustees invites community members to join Trustees Marie Cenac and Ken Zornes for a Trustee Talk Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. in the Town Board

Room of Town Hall, 170 MacGregor Ave. This is an opportunity for community members to discuss local issues with members of the board in an informal setting.

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National Organization Fundraisers May Mislead Donors About Affiliation With Local Law Enforcement The Estes Park Police Department has been notified of residents receiving written correspondence from national organizations, such as the National Police Association, requesting donations as part of an annual fundraising appeal. Fundraising materials may mislead donors to think their donation will directly support programs by local law en-

The charge(s) are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. On November 29 at 4:02 p.m. police stopped the driver of a vehicle at 1181 Graves Avenue for a defective brake light. Upon further investigation police

EVFPD firefighters generally respond to medical calls in their personal vehicles, allowing for a faster response. On other incidents, firefighters respond to a fire station to respond in department apparatus with specialized equipment. During the week of November 25, the Estes Valley Fire Protection District

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forcement such as the Estes Park Police Department. Please be aware that the Estes Park Police Department is not affiliated with, and does not receive funds from these organizations. If you receive similar correspondence and would like to check our affiliation, please contact the Estes Park Police Department at 970-586-4000.

arrested the 54 year old Estes Park male driver and charged him with possession of a schedule 2 controlled substance, driving under revocation, possession of drug paraphrenalia, having an open container and a defective brake light. He was transported to the Larimer County Jail.

(EVFPD) responded to 6 calls for service. This included: • Motor vehicle crashes: 1 • Emergency medical (assist EPMC): 2 • Smoke/odor investigation: 0 • Alarms: 2 • Elevator: 1

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EPMS Once Again Selling Student Created Christmas Cards By: Olyvia Meinking-8th grade student

It’s that time of year again! It’s time to spread Christmas cheer and what better way to do that than a great Christmas card? Joe Frey’s STEAM classes have teamed up with Nicole Rische’s art classes to make amazing Christmas

cards for you, your friends and your loved ones. The professional looking cards are 5 1/2” x 8” printed on 80 lb. card stock which comes with an envelope. We offer the best prices around with 20 cards for $12; 10 cards for $7; or individually $1 per card. Our cards have empty insides or some have a fun design inside. We also offer cards in both Spanish and English. The EPMS STEAM classes have sold over 1,500 Christmas cards over the past two years! To order our cards, just simply

go to to view our selection. Then you can use the email contact located on the site to order your cards, which would be available the next day for pickup at the Estes Park Middle School office. We would be glad to help celebrate your holiday season through our cards.

Estes Park Team Realty Helps Bring Christmas To Prospect Park Living Center Estes Park Team Realty announced it is helping to bring Christmas to the Prospect Living Center, located at 555 Prospect Avenue, with their “Adopt a Senior” Program. The program was started 13 years ago and matches up resident gift wish lists with local Santas that would like to give gifts. To adopt a resident you can call the office at 970586-3838 or stop by at 457 East Wonderview to see the list of gift items residents have asked for anonymously. Estes Park Team Realty will also accept cash or check contributions if you would rather let them do the shopping for you!

Wrapped gifts can be brought to the Estes Team Realty office on December 17th from 4-7 p.m. Wine and cheese will be provided by the team and Jay and Jane Harroff. It will be a great way to enjoy the Christmas spirit and is Estes Park Team Realty’s way of saying thank you to all that participate. Gifts will passed out at the Prospect Living Center on December 21st starting at 2:00 p.m. For more information contact Estes Team Realty at 970586-3838.

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Last Chance To See “Hat Tricks” The Estes Park Repertoire Theatre Company presents Hat Tricks by Dori Appel at American Legion Post 119. Hat Tricks is a compilation of short pieces which include a variety of characters and situations covering a range of life experiences. The vignettes range from purely comedic to those that combine humor with thoughtful and sometimes poignant explorations. The cast includes Donabeth Downey, Cindy Elkins, Christann Higley, CJ Jensen, Joan Parlette and Elizabeth Potter. Rik Forschmiedt is the Stage Manager and Michael Bonk and Michael Young provide lighting and music. The final performances of Hat Tricks will be December 7-8 at 7:00 p.m. and December 9 at 2:00 p.m. at the American Legion Hall at 850 North St. Vrain Avenue. Tickets cost $15.00 and are available for sale at Macdonald Book Shop, 152 East Elkhorn Avenue or at the door. Cash or check only please. The American Legion will serve dinner before the Friday performance. Call 970-586-6118 to make dinner reservations. Bring some friends and come enjoy an afternoon or evening of live theater!

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Search Efforts For Micah Tice Suspended On Tuesday, November 27, 2018, active search efforts began in the Longs Peak area of Rocky Mountain National Park for Air Force Academy Cadet Candidate Micah Tice, 20, of Las Vegas, Nevada. On Monday afternoon, November 26, park rangers were notified that the Air Force Academy was asking for assistance in locating Tice. His vehicle was subsequently located at the Longs Peak Trailhead at approximately 3:30 p.m. on November 26. Tice was last seen on Saturday, November 24, by other park visitors between 7:30 and 8 a.m. in the Battle Mountain Area. The visitors indicated the weather was terrible at the Longs Peak Trailhead and that visibility and weather conditions continued to worsen. Tice was reported to be wearing a black sweatshirt, black sweatpants, a black hat, black lightweight gloves, tennis shoes and a light blue backpack. The visitors discouraged Tice to continue to the summit due to his clothing, footwear and weather conditions. Over a seven day period, ground and aerial searchers have covered an approximate 10 square mile search area. These efforts have been focused on sections of the Longs Peak Trail, the East Longs Peak Trail, the Battle Mountain area, Granite Pass, Jim’s Grove, the Boulder Field, Mount Lady Washington, Chasm Lake, Peacock Pool, Boulder Brook Drainage, the Storm Pass Trail, and the Wind River drainage. Ground search teams reached The Ledges section of the Keyhole Route on Tuesday, November 27, and did not proceed further due to hazardous icy conditions on the upper mountain. On Sunday, December 2, the first day conditions were conducive to flying this area, search managers assigned aerial searchers to perform reconnaissance of the entire Keyhole Route to the summit of Longs Peak

Very few clues have been discovered during search efforts. Depending on the search area and day, team members have encountered harsh winter conditions including extreme winds, low visibility, bitter wind chills, below freezing temperatures, deep snow and high avalanche danger.


THE ESTES PARK REPERTOIRE THEATRE presents "Hat Tricks" by Dori Appel, a compilation of scenes and monologues performed by an all-female cast. Advance tickets available at Macdonald Bookshop $15.

Friday, December 7 @ 7 pm Make this your Dinner Theater evening out by coming early for a Legion dinner (see below). Saturday, December 8 @ 7 pm Additional showing of Hat Tricks. Sundays, December 9 @ 2pm Final showing of Hat Tricks.

Friday, December 7 @6pm Flinch Forward presents, and Post 119 co-hosts,

“An Intimate Dinner with Estes Park’s WWII Veterans” at Mama Rose’s restaurant.

Saturday, December 15 from 9am until noon. Our annual Tiny Tots and Breakfast with Santa event. In partnership with the Estes Valley Recreation and Parks District and the Lions Club of Estes Park, Post 119 invites kids and their parents for a free pancake breakfast, craft activities, and a chance to get a photo and visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus!


The park has worked closely with the US Air Force Academy since the beginning of this incident, coordinating investigative and operational assistance, and incorporating a team from the Air Force Academy Mountaineering Club in search efforts. The Air Force Academy Colorado Parents’ Club has coordinated efforts from numerous organizations and individuals to donate daily meals for searchers. Also assisting Rocky Mountain National Park Search and Rescue team members has been Larimer County Search and Rescue, Rocky Mountain Rescue based in Boulder County, Colorado Air National Guard, Alpine Rescue Team, Diamond Peaks Ski Patrol, Colorado Avalanche Information Center, Grand County Search and Rescue, Douglas County Search and Rescue, Colorado Search and Rescue Board, Summit County Rescue Group Dog Team, Front Range Rescue Dogs, and FLIR Systems Inc. who volunteered their services to conduct thermal imaging of the search area. Snowfall and high winds in this extreme high mountain terrain make finding clues to Tice’s whereabouts even more difficult. Tice was reportedly wearing black clothing. In the absence of additional clues, active search operations have been suspended. Limited search activities may occur during winter months if conditions allow. Micah Tice is still a missing person and our investigation will continue in hopes of gaining further information as to his plans on the day of his disappearance. Park rangers would like to hear from anyone who may have had contact with Micah Tice or have information on his planned route. Please call (970) 586-1204.

Friday, December 7 @ 5:30-7 pm Roast Beef Buffet, mashed potatoes, vegetable, salad and dessert $15 Friday, December 14 @ 5:30-7 pm Steak Night by the Sons of the American Legion $18


Every Friday night at 7pm… Queen of Hearts drawing… your chance to win $$! Start rehearsing now! There’s a new show coming to town…

Friday December 14 @ 7:05 pm Open Mic night with Fern del Garza.

COME WATCH FOOTBALL WITH FRIENDS! WE HAVE THE NFL TICKET! Saturday, December 8 we open at noon to start the party for the 1pm


Sunday, December 9 @ 2pm Broncos @ 49ers Saturday, December 15 @ 6:20pm Browns @ Broncos


Thursday, December 13 @ noon-5pm Veteran benefits assistance and readjustment counseling. Call 970-586-6118 for an appointment.


Monday, December 10 @ 4pm 2nd Century Committee meeting. Monday, December 10 @ 5:30pm Auxiliary monthly meeting. Tuesday, December 11 @ 9am-3pm Auxiliary baking. Tuesday, December 11 @ 7pm House Committee monthly meeting.


Monday, December 31 @ 7pm-??? Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Legion! Dance to the Mountain Town Rockers, plenty of food & fun! $50 per person.

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Eileen Flaherty Retiring From Salud Family Health Centers Eileen has been an integral part of Salud and has served as key leadership in the Estes Park Clinic for 26 years. Eileen was working at the Salud Longmont clinic when Jerry Brasher, CEO at the time, asked her to help open a new clinic in Estes Park. Since she lived in Estes Park, Eileen was excited about this new opportunity and has since made an incredible impact in the town. From serving as the Medical Provider at Eagle Rock School to being instrumental in the formation of the Eileen Estes Park Salud Foundation, Estes Park is the only Salud clinic with its own foundation, Eileen has been a true pillar of the community. Bruce Brown, former Estes Salud Foundation Board president, expresses “Eileen has been the heart and soul since the beginning of Salud Estes, which has greatly benefitted the underserved members of the Estes community for the past 26 years. She is highly competent and reliable and it was a pleasure and privilege to work with her during my 8 years on the Foundation Board. I consider her a good friend and wish her and Doug a wonderful retirement.” During her tenure at Salud, Eileen built up the strength of the organization that led to four different moves of the Salud clinic, as the patient population continued to grow. Jack Boatman, Estes Salud

Foundation Board President affirms, "Eileen's quiet and other-centered compassionate care established the unique character of the Salud Family Health Centers here in Estes Park." She involved the entire community in the events that supported Salud’s goals and mission. Tillman Farley, Salud’s Chief Medical Officer, boasts that “Eileen Flaherty has the ability to talk people into things, to get them to see what it is that they really want to do. For Eileen, what Flaherty everyone wants to do, even if they don’t know it yet, is to support Estes Park Salud!” She never stopped thinking of ways to improve the life of the low income and uninsured population in Estes Park and ensured the entire community was in full support of these services. Eileen recognizes that a community can be no better than how it treats its most vulnerable populations and has therefore, dedicated her entire professional life to these social justice efforts. After 27 years of commitment and dedication to Salud Family Health Centers, Eileen Flaherty, Family Nurse Practitioner, is retiring at the end of 2018. Eileen is truly irreplaceable and will be greatly missed. Thank you for your devoted service to Salud!



Estes Park Special Olympics with our athletes. Learn basic skills to compete in sports. All are welcome! Young Athletes Program Mondays, 4-5 p.m. at the Estes Park 2-1/2 to 7 years old Community Center. Individuals with developmental disabilities and kids who want to partner up

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Last week I told about when I was a youngster, having to sit at the table until I cleaned my plate of every last mushy, army-green pea put there by the meanest mom on the block. All the other kids in the neighborhood were out playing ghost in the graveyard while my mom obviously wanted to send me to my own grave by forcing me to eat a plate full of cold peas. Mean, mean Mom. I spent a lot of lonely hours at the table, trying hard to swallow those peas without having to taste them, lest my stomach would revolt and they’d end up back on my plate. I had plenty of time to strategize while I served my solitary, kitchen table confinement: was it better to drag out the torture by getting them past the teeth and down the gullet one at a time without chewing, or finish serving my sentence quickly by shoveling them all in at once, which would require some chewing, and gulping them down with a big glass of milk? Through trial and error, I determined that accidently spilling them on the floor worked best, but I couldn’t do that every time or I’d be found out. There would be no dessert for this kid if a single pea were located anywhere other than on the plate. Times were tough back then. According to the unofficial survey I conducted with Thunker readers, kids just like me from across the land were sitting alone at their respective kitchen tables, plates of peas staring them down. (My survey was so unofficial that I didn’t even know I was conducting it. But enough readers responded with their opinion about peas that, before I knew it, I had survey results!) Now tabulated and confirmed in an Excel spreadsheet: peas don’t please. You can’t mask the fact that you’re eating peas. Creamed peas, peas in potpie, in vegetable soup, mashed into a pesto, coated with wasabi, ground into a flour (it’s true!) or even served with bacon. They’re still peas. Which are actually a fruit. (Fruits have seeds. Vegetables don’t. Peas are the seeds in the pod of the fruit uncommonly known as Pisum

Sativum. It even sounds bad.) Yes, peas are good for you. They’re loaded with the phytonutrients lutein and zeaxanthin, and as my mom always said, you can never have enough of those. They are gluten free, high in fiber and protein and low in fat. (One-third gram per cup. But who can eat an entire cup of peas? Gag me with a proverbial spoon!) I told my affiliate, Joe, about the support I’d received from my friends at Pea Haters Anonymous. “Power to the peas!” Joe said as he lifted his fist in a sign of Popeye-like solidarity with the few pea-lovers out there. Joe loves peas, especially when he steams them with carrots. There’s nothing better, according to Joe. If he’s out of carrots, he’s happy with just plain peas. (Well, not exactly plain. He adds butter in quantities sufficient enough to earn the nickname Julia. “With enough butter, anything is good,” Julia Child said.) There are a couple of things that help me tolerate peas today: When they are served raw in a salad, peas can actually taste sweet and their texture is much more acceptable than when they are cooked. Peas are an environmentally friendly food. They are drought-tolerant and frost-hardy, they prevent erosion, and after the fruit is picked, the rest of the plant breaks down easily to replenish the soil. They don’t require fertilizer and are pest resistant. Knowing this, I do what my grandma encouraged all those years ago by reciting this poem: I eat my peas with honey, I’ve done it all my life. It makes the peas taste funny But it keeps them on my knife. You may let The Thunker know what you think at her e-mail address, © 2018 Sarah Donohoe

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Sweet, Loving Kitty Needs New, Forever Home

Do you have room in your home and your heart for a wonderful, new cat? This week there is one beautiful kitty available for adoption. Princess is a 13 year old calico. Her owner went to a nursing home and had to leave her behind. She is good with other cats and dogs, is very loving and enjoys being petted. Princess is a very sweet girl who is currently living at the Estes Park Pet Lodge at the Animal Medical Center on Manford Avenue. Stop down to meet her or call 5869282 for more information. Make sure to “Like� and follow the Estes Park Pet Association Facebook page to see other animals that may not be pictured this week. All pets are offered through the Pet Association of Estes Park, a non-profit organization that works to find homes for stray and abandoned pets, control dog and cat populations by funding sterilization programs, educate members of

the community, especially young people, about the humane treatment of animals and the responsibilities of pet


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

Town Board And County Commissioners To Discuss Future Of Joint Planning Model The Estes Park Town Board and Larimer County Board of Commissioners will schedule a joint meeting to discuss the future of coordinated land use planning in the Estes Valley in early 2019 according to Frank Lancaster, Estes Park Town Administrator and Linda Hoffmann, Larimer County Manager. Town and County staff are working on options for the future of the formal agreement between the two entities which defines how land use regulations and authority are shared. The specific date of the joint meeting between the two elected bodies will be announced as details are confirmed. Land use planning and related development approval processes in the Estes Valley have been managed with a joint model since 2000, when a shared comprehensive plan and development code were developed to help consistently address growth-related issues within Town limits and in the unincorporated Estes Valley. With the intergovernmental agreement for land use planning between the Town of Estes Park and Larimer County set to expire in February of 2020, the upcoming meeting will allow the elected officials to discuss the need and effectiveness of the current model versus a traditional model with

planning and processing of development applications handled by each entity. The Town Board and County Commissioners will discuss: • Should the Estes Valley’s joint landuse planning model be continued or should the structure be revised? • Accordingly, are any adjustments needed to the plan for updating the joint Estes Valley Comprehensive Plan or any pending updates to the shared Development Code? The Estes Valley model for land-use regulations is unlike other models in Colorado. The Town of Estes Park and Larimer County partnered in the mid1990s to develop the Estes Valley Comprehensive Plan, a vision for land-use planning in both the incorporated and unincorporated areas of the Estes Valley. In 2000, they jointly established the Estes Valley Development Code. The Estes Valley Planning Commission is appointed to review development and subdivision proposals within the entire Estes Valley, though the final decisionmaking authority lies with the Larimer County Commissioners and Town Board for their respective jurisdictions.

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League Of Women Voters Meeting On “Land Use And Planning In The Estes Valley” Have you ever wondered how cities grow, how zoning and planning is done? This is your opportunity to learn more about city planning in Estes Park and the Estes Valley. The League of Women Voters monthly meeting “Land Use and Planning in the Estes Valley” will take place on December 12th at the Estes Valley Library in the Hondius Room from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Our speakers for this meeting will be Frank Lancaster and Brittany Hathaway. Estes Park has been unique in its relationship with Larimer County with an Inter-governmental agreement between the two entities. As Estes Park is looking to update its Comprehensive Plan and vision to make Estes Park a premiere mountain community, you will be able to learn more about the planning process. Frank Lancaster has served as the Town Administrator for the Town of Estes Park since 2012. He serves as the Chief Operating Officer with 164 em-

ployees. In his role as Town Administrator, he coordinates activities of all town departments. Prior to coming to Estes Park, he served as County Manager for Larimer County for 18 years in various capacities, including Director of Natural Resources and County Manager, overseeing a staff of approximately 1,400 employees. In 2001, Mr. Lancaster was named the Colorado County Administrator of the Year by the Colorado County Administrators. Brittany Hathaway, is a planner for the Community Development Department. Please note, this meeting will be an educational meeting where citizens can learn about the planning process and will not be focused on any projects that are currently in the process or under review. All monthly meetings of the League of Women Voters of Estes Park are open to the public.

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Ziggi’s Coffee Celebrates Estes Park Grand Opening December 10 Ziggi’s Coffee continues to expand at a the leading specialty coffee shop and rapid pace, with the latest franchise drive-thru franchise, is dedicated to opening in Estes Park. The doubleserving only the finest sustainablysided drive-thru made their premiere sourced coffee, uniquely handcrafted this week, serving up hot cups of premium coffee to thirsty customers. Ziggi’s Coffee®, a specialty coffee shop and drive-thru retailer, is celebrating the Grand Opening of its newest location in Estes Park and invites the community to share in the festivities. In honor of the special Lindsey Martin and Chris Manwell occasion, customers drinks, and amazing, locally-made will be treated to one free 16 oz. drink breakfast, lunch and snack options. of choice on Monday, December 10 at Founded in 2004, the Colorado-based their new location. company is on a mission to elevate the This marks the eighth Ziggi’s Coffee standard of service franchise to open and within the coffee is the first locashop industry. tion for local From specialresidents and izing in a vafranchise riety of owners great-tasting Chris Mancoffee and well and food items Lindsey to providing Martin. fast and · Cusfriendly tomers can service, the enjoy a free Ziggi’s Cof16 oz. drink fee brand is of choice* focused on (discount decreating a postails below) itive experience · Product samthat is faster, more pling throughout the authentic and convenient for the deday from Ziggi's vendors, while supplies mand of consumers seeking higherlast quality coffee and food options on the · Other fun surprises, including the go. In addition to its distinctive menu chance to receive Ziggi's merchandise! and superior service, Ziggi’s Coffee is *Terms of offer: Limit one free drink also committed to making a positive per customer. Offer cannot be comdifference in the local communities it bined with any other special offer or serves. With 15 existing locations nadiscount, including a Ziggi's Coffee tionwide, and additional units in develpunch card. Offer excludes Red Bull In- opment, Ziggi’s Coffee is positioned to fusions. Valid at the Estes Park drivequickly grow its presence in a variety of thru location on 12/10/18 only. communities across the U.S. Ziggi’s Coffee is located at 519 South To learn more about Ziggi’s Coffee Saint Vrain Ave., Estes Park, CO. Hours and its franchising opportunities, visit for the Grand Opening are Monday, or December 10-5:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. follow Facebook, Twitter and InstaAbout Ziggi’s Coffee: Ziggi’s Coffee, gram.

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Estes Arts District Presents First Friday Art Groove & Prize Giveaway Chance to win one night stay & breakfast for the Ugly Sweater Holiday Party at the Ridgeline Hotel Join us on Friday, December 7th starting at 5 p.m. to explore your local galleries in Estes Park. There will be live music, tasty holiday treats plus artists to chat with at the participating galleries. Bring a friend or come and meet some new friends and perhaps find a delightful piece of art to take home with you. Do you have a rockin' ugly holiday sweater? Time to air it out and wear it with flare! Join us for the FIRST FRIDAY! Art Groove December 7th and enter to win a room for a night & breakfast at the Ridgeline Hotel for the Ugly Sweater Christmas Party, December 15th. How to enter drawing: 1. Get a Groovy Gallery travel card. 2. Get a minimum of four different gallery signatures. 3. Add your contact information. 4. Turn in your signed travel card. 5. Done! December 7th Participating Galleries: Studio Fine Art & Framing541 Big Thompson Ave. (behind Theater/Stanley Village) We are open for December's First Friday! Art Groove with a celebration of local artists; as well as exciting new work from Greg Miles with his New Orleans inspired art posters. Come on out for great music, spectacular red beans and rice, and some delicious people. 5-8 p.m. The Art Center of Estes Park-517 Big Thompson Ave. Show Exhibit & Sale Join The Fine Arts Guild of the Rockies and The Art Center of Estes Park in honoring Greig Steiner. Starting with the establishment of the Dark Horse Theater in 1959 and continuing to today, Greig has contributed to the arts in this community as a spokesman, consultant, artist, designer, theatrical director, set designer and builder. It’s time to celebrate those contributions. Kurtis Kelly will give a tribute starting at 7 p.m. Food and beverages will be served. The public is encouraged to join us in celebrating Greig and come and see the

current exhibition at the Art Center featuring photographer Weldon Lee and work by all the Art Center artist members. 5-8 p.m. Earthwood Artisans-360 E. Elkhorn Ave Join the party! The sparkle is on display at Earthwood Artisans. We are currently showing works from over 25 American jewelry designers. Find that perfect piece that will truly add joy to your life or give as gifts that are very special, just like your loved ones. We will have complimentary food and refreshments so bring your friends! 5-8 p.m. Aspen and Evergreen Gallery-356 E. Elkhorn Ave. December holiday party with cookies, cocoa, wine & local artist meet & greet. The gallery is brimming with new artists and new art for the holidays. Great original gifts in all price ranges. 5-7 p.m. Images of Rocky Mountain National Park-203 Park Lane Featuring holiday themed treats, hot drinks and a very talented pianist/violinist playing holiday music. We will be taking pre-sale orders for Erik Stensland's new hiking guide. We can help you with your holiday shopping and we will be saying farewell to our gallery manager, Derek Brooks as he moves on. 5-7 p.m. Earthwood Collections-141 E. Elkhorn Ave. Annual holiday show & live holiday jazz concert with Max Wagner (sax) and Stu MacAskie (piano) featuring Christmas jazz songs. Meet local artist Betty Horschler as she demonstrates her style of creativity. Sample tasty snacks and refreshments while enjoying music and beautiful artwork. The handcrafted gifts are very special, just like your loved ones. You never know what you might see during this fun town-wide art event. 5-8 p.m. More event details can be found at

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Today, You’re Going To The Emergency Department Going to the Estes Park Health Emergency Department most likely is not on your top 10 things to do. But there might be a day, when you find yourself needing Emergency Department care. On that day, the very best thing you can do, is to be prepared. When you enter the Emergency Department it important for you to have the following information for registration: • Have an emergency contact name and phone number. This person should be able to provide you with a ride home in the event you’re prescribed pain medications. • Have your most current and complete address. • Have an updated phone number. • Have your insurance information. Please note: Care will never be delayed based on insurance status. • Have the name of your primary care physician. Your emergency room physician is not your primary care physician. • Have your DNR or Advance Directives paperwork. The Estes Park Health Emergency Department staff will ask you, and everyone that enters the Emergency Department, the following questions: 1. What is the reason for your visit? Have concise information that includes when your symptoms started and a description of the symptoms. If you had an accident, like a trip and fall, include the time it occurred and how it happened. 2. Who is your primary care provider? 3. What medications are you taking? It is important that you can provide a complete and readable list of all the medications you are taking. The Emergency Department is legally required to confirm each medication on your list. They cannot pull up your medications that could be listed in your medical records. Also, please make sure your list is only your medications and that it doesn’t include other family member’s or your pet’s medication. If you bring your medication with you, it needs to be in the original container. Bringing in your daily pill box filled with your medications will not help the Emergency Department staff. They are unable to identify your

medications. 4. Do you have any allergies? 5. What is your previous medical history? What conditions have you been treated for in the past, and are you currently being treated for any conditions? 6. What is your previous surgical history? When and what procedures have you had? 7. What is your vaccination status? Tetanus, Flu, Shingles, Pneumonia, and childhood vaccinations for pediatric patients. You will also be asked several additional screening questions so that the Emergency Department staff knows how to best treat you: • Do you smoke, or have you smoked in the past? • What is your current alcohol usage? • Do you use drugs of any kind – recreational or illicit? • Have you recently traveled outside of the country? • Have you been exposed to Tuberculosis, HIV, Hepatitis C or other communicable diseases? • You will be asked “safety at home”, suicide and nutritional screening questions. Having all of this information gathered in advance and available to give to the Emergency Department staff, will allow them to quickly and safely provide the care you need. About Estes Park Health (formerly Estes Park Medical Center) Founded in 1975 by the residents of Estes Park, Estes Park Health is the community’s comprehensive health care resource with a focus on superior, compassionate care that consistently receives high patient-satisfaction scores. The Estes Park Health system serves the entire Estes Valley and Rocky Mountain National Park. It integrates acute and emergency care with community health, includes the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic health care through medical and surgical services; a 25-bed critical access acute care facility, a 24-hour emergency department with ambulance service and air transport; a physician clinic, home health and hospice; and a 60-bed skilled nursing facility.

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A Message From Our CEO Larry Leaming As 2018 comes to a close, the Estes Park Health Senior Leadership Team conducted an Administrative Department strategy meeting to review all the changes this past year and the challenges for 2019. We believe that 2018 will go down in the record books as a significant turning point in the history of Estes Park Health. It was the year we: • Signed a contract to convert our health information systems to Epic and Lawson • Started a new Merit Pay Performance Evaluation System in response to last year’s employee survey • Completed a Strategic Larry Planning process • Enhanced our Quality Management and Accreditation Preparation • Experienced back-to-back surveys from the State of Colorado and DNV-GL with great success on both • Passed our Level IV Trauma Center Survey with flying colors • Exceeded expectation with our Hospitalist program • Implemented a new Surgicalist program • Launched a new website, branding and marketing program with an enhanced digital presence • Contracted with Good Samaritan Society for the management of the Living Center • Recruited a part-time Pediatrician (Dr. Patricia Aldridge) and three Internal Medicine Physicians (Dr. Joseph Lee, Dr. Juli Schneider, and Dr. Nicholaus Mize)

• Helped Alarado Business Park developer gain approval for a building to house our new Urgent Care Center • Completed numerous projects and life safety improvements As we enter 2019, we will focus our energy and resources on: • Implementing Epic and Lawson information systems • Assuring the success of the Hospitalist and Surgicalist programs • Building market share in Orthopedics and General Surgery • Completing the access to care process improveLeaming ment project in the Physician Clinic • Developing a Master Facilities Plan • Ushering through the Urgent Care Center project • Implementing plans to address the results of our Employee and Physician Engagement survey • Building a strong collaboration with our Medical Staff You can visit to review articles covering the 2018 Strategic Plan, DNV-GL Accreditation, Level IV Trauma Center Survey, Hospitalist and Surgicalist programs, Estes Park Health new branding, Physician Recruitment, Urgent Care Center and more. Thank you for your continuing support as we move confidently forward to keep Estes Park Health strong, independent and community owned. Larry Leaming, DHA, FACHE Chief Executive Officer

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Last Lunch And Learn Of The Year: Critical Issues Facing Nonprofits In 2019 We tried to find another—less academic—title for this Lunch and Learn: “What’s Up, 2019?” or “Tell Me What’cha Want, What You Really Really Want.” The Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center is calling all nonprofits to the table. This last Lunch and Learn of the year is a solutions oriented roundtable. When you consider your organizations programs and goals for 2019 (and beyond), what challenges do you face? How is your operation affected by changes happening in Estes? What sort of support or collaboration do you desire? All of us are working hard, many in unpaid positions. Take a quick break at the end of the year to come together with colleagues, voice concerns and opportu-

nities, and give some open-source think-tank time to next year. Lunch and Learn is always an opportunity to network with other nonprofits, but to en-

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tice a critical mass of nonprofits near and far, we will have holiday treats! The progam takes place in the Hondius Room at the Estes Valley Library, December 13, from 12-1:30 p.m. Light lunch provided.

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“This is a day that will live in infamy,” that is a quote that will also live forever. Dating myself, I will share my experience of that day. My sister, who is 96 and much older than I, had some friends over for Sunday dinner. The young men were both in their Army uniforms. My father had the radio playing and suddenly the music was interrupted with the devastating news that Pearl Harbor was bombed by Japan and issuing orders for all servicemen to return to their base. As my parents and older siblings stood in shock, the young men left immediately. I was too young to grasp all of what was happening, but I knew something bad had occurred. Shortly thereafter, President Roosevelt came on the radio and continued with as much information that he had and announced war against Japan. That was the beginning of World War II. Christmas that year was certainly not very festive. But, the nation really came together as they did after 9/11. It is sad that it seems to take a catastrophe to bring us all together. I hope in this time of celebration of Christmas and all of the other religious holidays that we remember Pearl Harbor and the sacrifices made during that war. I hope we all reflect on our nation and come together in peace and harmony and work towards the good of our country and a relationship among us all. I could say I did not want to get on a “soap box” but I guess I really did. I see

so much good and happiness around me but then there is so much unrest and discord as well. Maybe a good old recipe will brighten our day? I just got back from Florida after spending a week with my friend, Lorie, at her timeshare and I was blessed to have my granddaughter, Elizabeth, come for a couple of weeks stay. She and Lexie and Nathan did all my Christmas decorations, including the collection of dolls. The last weekend she was here, her boyfriend and his sister and brother-in-law joined us. I decided to pull out my old cookbooks and found and ancient recipe that would feed us all and take very little of my time. Chicken and Rice Casserole Oven 350 degrees Serves 6 1 whole chicken or equivalent amount of parts. 1 can cream mushroom soup 1 can water 1 can cream of chicken soup 1 1⁄2 cups rice 1/2-1 cup sherry (optional, can use chicken broth.) 1 package dry onion soup Wash chicken and pat dry. Spray or grease with butter an 9 x 13 oven baking pan. Except for onion soup, mix soups, sherry and water together. Place rice in pan, then chicken. Sprinkle on the onion soup. Then pour liquids over all. Cover and bake for 45 minutes or until rice and chicken are done. Up here it may take 60 minutes. Uncover and allow to brown in oven for a few seconds. Sunshine and I wish you the happiest and holiest time of the Christmas season and our good wishes go out to all others who are celebrating their religious holidays. My email is Bon Appéit.

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Village Band/Jazz Big Band Christmas Concert This Sunday

On Sunday, December 9th at 7:00 p.m. in the EPHS auditorium, the Estes Park Village Band and the Jazz Big Band (JBB), under the direction of Loren Johnson and Jeff Klintberg, will proudly present their annual Christmas concert. As usual, admission is free so that everyone who is ready to get into the Christmas spirit can attend. This is a Christmas gift from the nineteen members of the Jazz Big Band and the forty-three members of the Village Band, generously offered to their friends and neighbors. First the Jazz Big Band, under the direction of Loren Johnson, will play its favorite arrangements of several popular Christmas songs, composed especially for jazz bands: Angels We have Heard on High; O Christmas Tree; Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow (with vocalist Denise Stookesberry); White Christmas; It’s a Holiday Season; and Good King Wenceslas. Then the Village Band, under Johnson’s capable baton, will pick up the Christmas theme with a new (2017) medley of carols entitled Wonders of Christmas, arranged by Gilroy, with a joyous beginning and fanfares embellished the ending. What a fine way to celebrate! While the band plays Carol of the Drums, the audience can chime in with every “parum-pa-pum-pum.” Then Johnson will

conclude his portion of the program with Warren Barker’s Portraits of Christmas, a favorite of community and military bandsmen (and bandswomen, too) since 1998. In a more serious mood, Klintberg will conduct Claude Smith’s memorably moving Symphonic Prelude on Adeste Fidelis. But Klintberg will balance that impressive hymn with Chip Davis’ version of Mannheim Steamroller meets Good King Wenceslas, followed by a very sing-able version of It’s a Most Wonderful Time of the Year. Those in the audience who have not already been singing along will be encouraged to join in when Scott Anderson leads them in The Ultimate Christmas Singalong, arranged with band accompaniment by Jerry Brubaker. The words to Jingle Bells, Deck the Halls, Silent Night, and We Wish You a Merry Christmas will not be printed in the program. Just follow Scott. Perfect pitch and musical training will only get in the way. The members of the Village Band and JBB are grateful to the Village Thrift Shop for its generous 2018 grant, to all of those patrons who have given so generously in the past, and to this paper for letting everyone know about this free Christmas concert on December 9th.

Dances Of Universal Peace December 15 All are invited to join us at Estes Park Yoga on Saturday, December 15, at our new time for winter, 2:00-4:00 for the Dances of Universal Peace. There are several benefits to participation in the dances: • improved deep breathing and lung strength • increased blood circulation • can help weight control and risk of heart disease • improves mental alertness • can widen your circle of friends • can broaden you communication skills • can improve your sense of connection These and other benefits can be what happens when you join a circle of welcoming people gathered for the peace dances with easy-to-learn songs that reflect values that cross all religions. We welcome individuals and families to this practice. So, be a friend and bring a

friend. The dances are offered by donation; No one is denied joining in these interfaith practices with the repetition of sacred phrases and heartfelt movements. Please bring water to revive you after the exuberant dances; also, refrain from wearing fragrances, as some people have sensitivities. The dances are held every third Saturday of the month at Estes Park Yoga, Park Place Mall, 145 East Elkhorn. The next dance will be held January 19th also at 2:00 to allow our friends from the valley to drive home in the light of day. Call Linda Bensey at 970-214-7719 for more information. If you want more peace in your life, we also invite you to attend the next meeting of the Estes Park Patriots for Peace, “Wrapping Up the Year of Peace” at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 19 in the Hondius Room of the Estes Valley Public Library.

Paulina Tapia Bernal 11th Grade Congratulations to Paulina Tapia Bernal, the Estes Park News Student of the Week for December 7, 2018. School activities that Paulina enjoys are being a member of Student Council, Youth in Action, Spanish Club and the National Honor Society. She maintains a 3.94 GPA. Paulina lettered in academics and earned her varsity letter for soccer last year. Outside of school she loves painting, reading and volunteering for the Pet Association, walking dogs. Paulina’s favorite quote is “You never regret being kind” by Nicole Shepard. She likes this quote be-

cause she said, “Kindness goes a long way and we should be kind because we share the world with seven billion people!” After school she plans to attend a university and pursue a degree in biology, chemistry or a Bachelor of Veterinary Science.

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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‘AHOHA’…AND SOME WISE WORDS FROM FORREST (‘BUBBA’) GUMP For the past two weeks Martha and I were blessed to visit Hawaii’s Big Island with my son and his wife. Besides strengthening our already good relationship with them, it was a joy to visit a church we worked with ten years ago and see first-hand how well they and the Christian school they partner with are doing. We were relieved to learn how the Island itself was doing after volcano and hurricane activity this year. The economy has naturally suffered…remember the impact on Estes Park after our ‘fires’ and flood? The word gets out: “Don’t go there!” and people don’t. Several businesses closed…and one of them, our favorite shrimp/fish café, ‘Bubba Gumps’, will shut its doors this month. As we perused sale items, some heralded Bubba (Forrest) Gump’s sayings I want to share because they hold tremendous truth and good insight. Please reflect with me. “My Mama always told me I was special!” How our society needs children whose parents have imbedded in their minds how ‘special’ they are. In this day of focus on gun- control, what we most need to overcome the ‘inhumanity to man’ actions is a generation of young people, growing into adults, who realize how ‘special’ they are and, thus, above doing horrible things to others. We blame ‘mental illness’ and other such things that could be lessened, perhaps eliminated, if every child had a ‘present’ father and mother who realized how ‘special’ they themselves were and instilled that in their children. Our second saying: ‘Run, Bubba, run!’ In his story, when frustrated, he would ‘Run’. The movie shows him running, and running, and running, acquiring ‘disciples’ along the way. Finally, he just ‘stops’, leaving his followers bewildered when he decides to do something more productive with his life. How like our society he is! The Big Island is home to some of the ‘running-est’ people in the world. We were there once for the World Championship ‘Iron-Man’ race. This year we were there for the ‘Ultimate-Iron-Man’ (or Ultiman) Championship’ consisting of: 6.2 mile swim; 261.4 mile bike ride; and 52.4 mile run over three days. We watched some complete it. But many don’t need such a race. Their life is a continual ‘running’: working, playing, and investing their lives in too many ‘other’ things, to build strong relationships with spouses, children, and God. They need to do like Bubba: ‘Stop running!’ and set their priorities straight. The third saying is best known: “My Mama told me ‘life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get!’” We all can say ‘Amen’ to that. Life continually reminds us that we never know what’s going to happen. Ask the people in Hawaii (volcano, hurricane). Ask those in California (massive fires). Ask Alaskans (earthquake, tsunami). Ask all whose lives are impacted daily by Washington’s decisions. The Bible says: “Don’t say today or tomorrow we will…you never know.” We do, however, have God’s encouraging words for His own: “In all things we are more than conquerors”. The last statement is less publicized…but very true: “Stupid is as stupid does!” In a society filled with constant efforts by people to ‘justify’ actions and decisions, this motto says so much. It says: ‘if you murder, you are a murderer’, ‘if you lie, you are a liar’, regardless of your ‘reason’, and should pay appropriate penalties. The Bible says it like this: “By their fruits you know them. The good man, from his heart, brings forth good fruit…and the evil man, from his heart, brings for evil fruit.” “Stupid is as stupid does!” Thanks for letting me share some ‘island wisdom’. Let me know what you think.

Chorale To Present “The Meaning Of Christmas” Concert On Dec. 15th

The Estes Park Chorale, a mixed community chorus in existence for over 40 years, will present “The Meaning of Christmas” at the Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies on Saturday, December 15th at 2 p.m. Their annual Christmas show will feature old and new carols and songs for the whole family. Choral music and solos will be woven throughout a narration of Leo Tolstoy’s famous short story “Papa Panov’s Christmas.” Pat Washburn will provide the narration for the afternoon. The Estes Park Chorale, under the direction of Denise Stookesberry and accompanied by Michelle Gergen-Wisner,

will perform both traditional Christmas choral arrangements like “Do You Hear What I Hear?” and “Carol of the Bells,” as well as new Christmas arrangements by contemporary composers Dan Forrest and Eric Whitacre. Jan McCracken will provide flute accompaniment and Karolee McLaughlin will accompany the choir on harp for select pieces. Mark your calendars and make plans to attend this popular concert. Tickets are available at Macdonald Book Shop, from any choir member, and online at 1778. Tickets will also be available at the door on the day of the concert.

MountainAires Present ‘Tis The Season

The MountainAires Estes Park women's chorus will present our annual holiday present to the community this Sunday, December 9th, at 2 p.m. Please note the location will be the Mountain View Bible Fellowship Church at 1575 South St. Vrain Avenue. The concert will include traditional Christmas music and contemporary holiday offerings.

Plan to arrive in time for the special opening by the talented Protege dancers from Ballet Renaissance. As is our tradition, the wonderful Uncommon Connection Trio will once again add their male voices to the celebration. Start the season off right with the MountainAires concert.

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A new group is forming, the Estes Fly Tyers Group. The idea for this group is to get together and tie flies, share ideas and techniques. You tie the flies you want to, restock your box, and get ready for next summer. You can also find out what’s working in the Estes area. All skill

levels are welcome to join in the fun, if you are not a fly tyer you are welcome to come and observe. No fees, it’s free! Meetings will be at the Estes Valley Library in the Makerspace Room on the second floor. Dates: Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 6 at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 3 at 6:30 p.m. Bring your own vise, tools and materials. Questions, please call Frank Drummond at 303-810-4538 or email Hope to see you there!

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Christmas In Estes Concert Dec. 16th

Estes Valley Chamber Singers under the direction of their founder Rich Dixon, are presenting their annual Christmas concert on Sunday, December 16th, at 2:00 p.m. in the sanctuary of the Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies. This will be their 15th Christmas concert and is once again free of charge as it is a gift to the community. The singers have prepared a wonderful program of seasonal music. While their concerts always feature some of music’s finest classical choral works, in this season of joy, most of the program will consist of well-known audience favorites. The program begins with an arrangement of Florence Jolley’s Gloria in Excelsis Deo, followed by Jubilate Deo for eight part double choir by Giovanni Gabrieli. Their next selection comes from Handel’s “Messiah,” For Unto Us a Child is Born and is one of the bestloved pieces from this oratorio. The singers take a giant leap into the early 20th century with Cherubic Hymn by arguably the foremost composer of Russian sacred choral works, Pavel Chesnokov; best known for his Salvation is Created. Frances Poulenc’s O Magnum Mysterium from his Four Christmas Motets written in 1952 is next on the program. Poulenc (1899 – 1963) was one of a group of French composers known as ‘Les Six’. This group was determined to break away from the influence of German (Wagner) music and French Impressionism. Staying in the early 20th century, the next piece on the program is Benjamin Britten’s A Hymn to the Virgin. Although far from containing any of the 20th century dissonance, this was Britten’s personal favorite composition and

requested it to be sung at his own funeral. The singers now move to the much loved music for Christmas beginning with a wonderful arrangement of Away in a Manger by the Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo, and features Scott Anderson as soloist. This brings us to the end of the first half of the program. While the singers take a much-needed break, Michelle Gergen-Wisner, the singers accompanist, will play some Christmas classics. The second half opens with an arrangement of Coventry Carol by Howard Helvey. Joining Michelle at the piano for this piece is Stan Osborne from the singers tenor section. Rich Dixon’s arrangement of Silent Night follows. This eight part and challenging piece features Anna Baker as soprano soloist. Next on the program is Un Flambeau, Jeanneatte Isabella arranged by Stephen Hatfield. Dan Forrest’s The Hands That First Held Mary’s Child follows. This is a new composition that most likely will become a Christmas classic. The text by Thomas Troeger tells the story of Joseph’s part in the birth of Christ. After all, his hands were the first to touch the child. The singers next perform three arrangements by Rich Dixon; The Holly and the Ivy, The Little Drummer Boy, and I’ll Be Home for Christmas. I’ll Be Home for Christmas actually combines two favorite seasonal songs into one, the second being Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. The concert ends with a rousing arrangement of God Rest Ye by David Chase. We hope that everyone can keep this date open and be able to join us for a wonderful afternoon of great seasonal music.

1st Annual Craft Fair At The Lone Star In Allenspark Come join us on December 8, 2018 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. We will have handmade Christmas gifts from crafters all over Colorado! Providing Christmas wreaths, decorative kitchen towels, cards, wood art, pottery, quilting and more! The craft fair will take place at 105 Wagener Road, Allenspark. For more information, please contact Rosemary at 303775-0778.

Estes Park Senior Citizens Center Menu ——Week of December 10 thru December 14 —— Monday, Dec 10 Double Cheese Omelette w/ hash browns & fruit Tuesday, Dec 11 Potluck! Call 970-581-2195 to sign-up! Wednesday, Dec 12 Chicken Parmesan w/ spaghetti, garlic bread & side salad Thursday, Dec 13 Monte Cristo with homemade chips Friday, Dec 14 Fish & Homemade Chips w/ clam chowder soup & cole slaw

——Week of December 17 thru December 21 —— Monday, Dec 17 Sirloin Steak w/ 2 scrambled eggs & hash browns Tuesday, Dec 18 Chicken Primavera w/ garlic bread & side salad Wednesday, Dec 19 Salisbury Steak w/mashed potatoes, gravy & vegetables Thursday, Dec 20 Chicken a la King (chicken stew w/ vegetables) & rice Friday, Dec 21 Fish Tacos with refried beans and coleslaw 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, Dec 10th, you need to call before 1:00 PM on Friday, Dec 7th. For reservations call 970-581-2195 (Monday – Friday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm). Pre-paid meal tickets and membership forms are available at the Estes Park Senior Citizens Center located at 1820 S. St. Vrain (Masonic Lodge). Eat at the Senior Citizens Center or take meals to go! Regular hours of operation 9:00 am -- 2:00 pm Monday thru Friday. Closed Monday Dec 24 & Tuesday Dec 25th Join or renew membership for 2019! Check out our website: TriFit, Zumba, Balance, Mahjong, games, movies, and other activities. EPSCC, Inc. wants to serve YOU and YOU can enjoy serving others!

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

HOLIDAY EVENTS Dec. 7: Jingle & Mingle Holiday Party. Holiday activities & treats. Estes Valley Community Center. 9am-1pm Dec. 7: Holiday Jazz w/ Max & Stu. Holiday music, food, drink, art. Earthwood Collections. 5-8pm Dec. 9: Village Band, Jazz Big Band Christmas Concert. Estes Park High School Auditorium. 7-8pm Dec. 15: Estes Park Chorale Christmas Concert. Presb. Community Church of the Rockies. 2-4pm



Dec. 7-21, 2018 Dec. 21: The Dempsey/Fox Duo. Jazz. The Other Side Restaurant. 5-8pm

Dec. 7: Jason Hicks. Acoustic. Snowy Peaks Winery. 4-6pm

Dec. 21: James Davis. Guitar. Twin Owls Steakhouse. 6-9pm

Dec. 7: David Potter. Acoustic. The Rock Inn Mountain Tavern. 5-8pm

Dec. 21: Tim McLemore. Jazz & Blues. Nicky’s Steakhouse. 6pm

Dec. 7-8: The Dempsey/Fox Duo. Jazz. The Other Side Rest. 5-8pm

Dec. 21: Solstice Party w/ Flynn & the Electric Co. Mixed. Rock Inn. 8-11pm

Dec. 7-8: James Davis. Guitar. Twin Owls Steakhouse. 6-9pm Dec. 7-8: Tim McLemore. Jazz & Blues. Nicky’s Steakhouse. 6pm Dec. 8: David Berg. Piano and Song. Waterfront Grille. 6-9pm Dec. 9: Joseph Lingenfelter. Acoustic. The Other Side. 10am-1pm

Dec. 7: $5 Friday 9-Hole Golf. Lake Estes 9-Hole Golf Course. 8am-12pm

Dec. 9: Geoff Clark. Acoustic. The Rock Inn Mountain Tavern. 5-8pm

Dec. 7: HOJI Film Showing. Estes Park Mountain Shop. 7pm

Dec. 12: Geoff Clark. Acoustic. The Rock Inn Mountain Tavern. 5-8pm

Dec. 7-8, 12. 14-15 & 19: Karaoke. Lonigans. 9pm

Dec. 13 & 20: Bluegrass Jam. The Rock Inn Mountain Tavern. 6-9pm

Dec. 9: Alchemy Arts Paints & Pints. The Barrel. 3-5pm

Dec. 13: Ladies Night w/ Mountain Town Rockers. Waterfront Grille. 6pm

Dec. 9: Bingo Night. Rock Cut Brewing Company. 6-7:30pm

Dec. 14: $5 Friday 9-Hole Golf. Lake Estes 9-Hole Golf Course. 8am-12pm

Dec. 10: Paints & Pints w/ Alchemy Arts. American Legion Post 119. 6-8pm

Dec. 14-15: The Dempsey/Fox Duo. Jazz. The Other Side Rest. 5-8pm

Dec. 11: Geeks Who Drink. Trivia. The Barrel. 6-8pm

Dec. 14-15: James Davis. Guitar. Twin Owls Steakhouse. 6-9pm

Dec. 11: Trivia Night. Rock Cut Brewing Company. 7-8:30pm

Dec. 14-15: Tim McLemore. Jazz & Blues. Nicky’s Steakhouse. 6pm

Dec. 13: Geeks Who Drink. Trivia. Latitude 105 Alehouse. 6-10pm

Dec. 15: David Berg. Piano and Song. Waterfront Grille. 6-9pm

Dec. 15: Paint & Pints Brunch. Rock Cut Brewing Company. 11am-12:30pm

Dec. 16: Joseph Lingenfelter. Acoustic. Other Side Rest. 10am-1pm

Dec. 16: Bingo Night. Rock Cut Brewing Company. 6-7:30pm

Dec. 16: Cass Vendengna. Acoustic. Rock Inn Mountain Tavern. 5pm

Dec. 18: Geeks Who Drink. Trivia. The Barrel. 6-8pm

Dec. 19: Geoff Clark. Acoustic. Rock Inn Mountain Tavern. 5-8pm

Dec. 18: Trivia Night. Rock Cut Brewing Company. 7-8:30pm

Dec. 20: Ladies Night w/ Mountain Town Rockers. Waterfront Grille. 6pm

Dec. 20: Geeks Who Drink. Trivia. Latitude 105 Alehouse. 6-10pm

Dec. 21: $5 Friday 9-Hole Golf. Lake Estes 9-Hole Golf Course. 8am-12pm

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK Visit RMNP Visitor Centers to learn about park wildlife, programs & more! Call for details. 970-586-1206. Dec. 8-9 & 15-16: Winter Wonders! Beaver Meadows Visitor Center. 10-10:30am

ART & EXHIBITS Dec. 7: Holiday Jewelry & Gallery Social. Earthwood Artisans. 5-8pm Dec. 7: Gallery Social & Holiday Art Show. Earthwood Collections. 5-8pm

SEMINARS, CLASSES & LECTURES Mon. & Wed. at 6pm, Fri. & Sat. at 7pm: Sip & Paint. Murphy’s Resort. Wed., Sat., Sun.: Weaving Demo. Old Church Shops. 1-3pm Dec. 7: Community All Levels Yoga. Estes Park Yoga. 6-7pm Dec. 9 & 16: History & Nature Talk. Rams Horn Village. 5-6pm Dec. 11: Estes Fly Tyers Group. Estes Park Library. 6:30-8:30pm Dec. 11 & 18: Free 5k Group Fun Run. The Stanley Hotel. 5:30pm Dec. 15: Dances of Universal Peace. Estes Park Yoga. 4-6pm Dec. 18: Makeup Consultation. Riverspointe Spa. 11am-3pm

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Legendary Frost Giant 5K/10K To Celebrate 40th Anniversary Jan. 27th

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 119 wants to help you make it through your busy holiday season. We are ready to BAKE. The order form below is your ticket to homemade goodies without the stress.

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Specify # of mini-loaves you wish to order: _____ Pumpkin *3.00 = _______ _____ Cranberry *3.00 = _______ _____ Banana *3.00 = _______ The GREAT GIFT option for just $9: _____ The three breads above, sliced and presented in a holiday aluminum container with lid *9.00 = _______ Your order total: __________ Thank you from your bakers: American Legion Auxiliary Unit 119!

This is about YOU… Merry Christmas! Your homemade goodies will be available for pick-up between December 15 and 22 at American Legion Post 119, on the corner of highways 36 & 7 in Estes Park, between 3pm and 7 pm on your specified pick-up date. Order your cookies by phone, email, or in person by December 16.

Your name:_____________________________________________________________ Your phone number:__________________ Your pick-up date:____________________ 970-586-6118

Four decades after a hardy band of runners braved the inaugural Frost Giant in 10 degree temperatures and 18 inches of show, the legendary race will Chase Murray celebrate its 40th anniversary next month with a return to its historic back-country courses and a fundraiser for a local runner in need. “We came up with this race as an incentive to keep people motivated to stay fit in the middle of winter, and all these years later it’s still doing that,” said Rick Zuba, who co-founded the race in 1980 with late mountaineer and ultra-runner Chip Salaun. “It’s a challenging and unique course unlike any other out there, and it’s an Estes Park tradition. The 40th is going to be another great year.” A combination of road and trail, the courses begin at elevation 7,522 in downtown Estes Park and gently climb to the foot of the towering rock formations of Lumpy Ridge, before heading off-road on single-track trails with sweeping views of Rocky Mountain National Park. Runners also navigate a se-

ries of switchbacks through the historic MacGregor Ranch, where they’ve run alongside horses and cows in year’s past and inevitably have to dodge a few cow patties. In the early years, howling winds and snowdrifts were common race day obstacles, prompting organizers to adopt the motto “We run whatever the weather.” More recently, sun, blue skies and 50s and 60s have prevailed. Runners from across the Front Range attend, many testing their mettle by tackling both races. This year, proceeds will go to benefit Chase Murray, a 15-year-old Estes Park High School Cross Country Team runner who was diagnosed in August with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. “We’d love to see as many young runners as possible come out to enjoy this great tradition and show support for their classmate,” said co race-director Todd Plummer, noting that runners 18 and under can register for $10 ($15 on race day). A group of local runners - many of whom ran the first race - came together this year to be sure the 40th is celebrated in style. The race will also return to its traditional time and date: 11 a.m. for the 5K and Noon for the 10K the Sunday before Super Bowl Sunday. “That was also by design,” said Zuba, who has fired the starting gun and run the 5K every year but one (he broke his leg that year.) “We figured if you can’t watch football, you might as well be out running.” Thanks to the Boulder Running Club, the Town of Estes Park, MedX, MacGregor Ranch, Quality Inn and Outdoor World for supporting this race. To register, go to or find us on Facebook. Interested in sponsoring or volunteering? Email

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Jingle Bell Walk For The Hoover Family disease. During this season of giving, let us come together as a community, and support this local family with an un-timed walk around Lake Estes. A $25 donation will grant you a bib number, but any denomination donation will be accepted. Donation can be made at both the Estes Park Mountain Shop and Kind Coffee, and 100% of donations will directly benefit Ryan. Additionally, bib numbers can be brought into Kind Coffee for a free drink.

Help Raise Funds for Local Family in Need This Saturday, December 8 at 9 a.m., the Estes Park Mountain Shop along with Kind Coffee will be hosting a Jingle Bell Walk to raise funds for our neighbors, the Hoover family, who are coping with the recent news of Ryan, age 38, being diagnosed with Amytrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Ryan was officially diagnosed in June, after two years of multiple doctors’ visits, scans and tests. There will be many upcoming expenses in order to get Ryan the best care possible as the disease continues to progress and his health deteriorates. While there is no cure for ALS, treatment can potentially slow down the progression of this horrific

Those walking the day of the event will meet at Estes Park Mountain Shop. Dogs and strollers welcome. Rain or shine, sleet or snow, we will walk for Ryan! “Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much.” -Helen Keller

jingle bell walk

Hoover Family F O R


Saturday, December 8 | 9 am Meet at the Estes Park Mountain Shop

JOIN US IN SOLIDARITY as we walk to raise funds for our neighbors, the Hoover family, who are coping with the recent news of Ryan, age 38, being diagnosed with Amytrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Ryan was officially diagnosed in June, after 2 years of multiple doctors visits, scans and tests. There will be many upcoming expenses in order to get Ryan the best care possible as the disease continues to progress and his health deteriorates. There is no cure for ALS, but treatment can potentially slow down the progression of this horrific disease. During this season of giving, let us come together as a community, and support this local family with an un-timed walk around Lake Estes. Dogs and strollers welcome. Rain or shine, sleet or snow, we will walk for Ryan!

$25 donation for bib number Additional donations highly appreciated! RECEIVE A FREE DRINK WHEN YOU BRING YOUR BIB NUMBER INTO KIND COFFEE

“Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much.” -Helen Keller DONATIONS ACCEPTED AT ESTES PARK MOUNTAIN SHOP AND KIND COFFEE • 100% OF FUNDS DIRECTLY BENEFIT RYAN

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Senior Services Offerings From EVRPD Estes Valley Recreation and Park District (EVRPD), provider of numerous recreational and community activities in the Estes Valley, is pleased to provide a robust program of senior services for the Estes Valley community. Here are a few of the featured programs for the coming weeks. For a complete listing of activities, including registration information, visit HOLIDAY EVENTS Jingle and Mingle Holiday Party

Join EVRPD Senior Services for a free, drop-in holiday event on Friday, December 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Activities include ornament decorating, a hot chocolate bar, cookie decorating with Mrs. Claus, photos with Santa (for the young and young at heart!), live holiday music, and an ugly sweater contest. The event will also feature holiday caroling performed by Estes Valley Lifelong Learners and a White Elephant Gift Exchange. Check your attic, basement, or closet to find your silliest gently used item; wrap it up and bring it to the party! The event is hosted by EVRPD Senior Services in collaboration with the EVRPD Senior Advisory Committee and the Estes Park Newcomers Club. For more information, contact Kelly Claypool at 970-480-1331. Wreath Decorating Workshop

Show off your festive spirit and make your own 20-inch mesh wreath. The workshop will take place on Tuesday, December 11 from 1 to 3 p.m. and advanced registration is required. The $20 fee covers the cost of all materials. To register, visit, call 970586-8191, or stop by the community center.

LIFELONG LEARNING Photo Memoir Writing Most of our memories come to us with mental images. This six-week photo (literal or remembered) memoir writing class is designed to help writers create and develop significant events from their past using visuals – images rooted in memory. Writers will workshop drafts and receive feedback for enriching their work and creating “finished” pieces. The class series will be taught by Pat Nelson, M.A. Classes will take place on Wednesday evenings, January 9 through February 13, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Estes Valley Community Center. The cost for the six-week series is $60 and advanced registration is required. To register, visit, call 970586-8191, or stop by the community center. HEALTH AND WELLNESS Low Vision Support Group

If you are experiencing low vision and need a little extra support or guidance, this group is for you. Disabled Resource Services will host a quarterly meeting to discuss low vision related topics and help you stay up to date on blindnessrelated news and research. They can also help you access assistive devices like magnifiers, closed circuit televisions, task lights, talking watches, and more. The next meeting will take place on Tuesday, December 11 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the community center. No registration is necessary; just drop in. SOCIAL Backgammon Games and Lessons

Drop in the second Wednesday of each month to play this classic game of skill, strategy, and luck. Games will be played from 1 to 2:30 in the lower level of the Estes Valley Community Center. The next date is Wednesday, December 12. REGISTRATION To register for these programs or for more information about the new community center, including senior services, visit or call 970586-8191. You can also stop by the community center at 660 Community Drive.

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Woman’s Club Meeting December 12

1700 Brodie Ave, Estes Park Across from High School football field Sunday Worship Service at 10:00am Communion served first Sunday of each month - open to all Join us for fellowship and refreshments before and after service each Sunday Children always welcome The Estes Park Woman's Club will meet on Wednesday, December 12 for their noon luncheon at our Estes Valley Community Center. The luncheon will be followed by our concert program, 'Tis The Season!”, with seasonal and Christmas choral music by the MountainAires. The MountainAires women's choral group is sponsored by the Estes Park Woman's Club with choral director Kasey Troutman and pianist Verlene Thorp. For information about attending the luncheon, please call Sallie Brackman at (816) 225-9130.

Boy Scouts Selling Christmas Trees Who’s ready to decorate for Christmas? The Boy Scouts are selling Christmas trees at the Estes Park Lumber store. There are farm trees, as well as fresh cut trees. The Scouts are also selling owls and angels that can be decorated for you, or they sell it plain so you can decorate them yourself. Hours are Thursday and Friday from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You can always stop by on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday to pick out a tree and pay for it inside the Lumber Store. Come over and pick out the perfect Christmas tree.

It’s My Privilege. “Dr. K,” as he’s affectionately known, still remembers his rst delivery, a refugee mother, like it was yesterday. And because he’s often there for a mom’s prenatal, labor and delivery, and postpartum care, he’ll probably remember your delivery, too. What’s more, our nurses back him up with excellent bedside care, often at a 1:1 nurse-to-patient ratio. Personalized, highly attentive care—just what you want on your family’s biggest day.

Dr. Martin Koschnitzke, MD, CPE, FACOG Women’s & Newborn Care

Estes Park Medical Center is now Estes Park Health. New name, same independence that puts our community first.

555 PROSPECT AVENUE | ESTES PARK | 970-586-2317

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NBC’s Voice Contestant Biff Gore To Perform Holiday Concert & Sing-A-Long In Allenspark

If you want to get into the holiday spirit, all you have to do is head to Allenspark this Saturday night at 7 p.m. That’s because Biff Gore, a four-chairturn contestant on NBC’s The Voice, will be performing a Holiday Concert & Sing-A Long at The Old Gallery in Allenspark. “We’re very excited about Biff performing this holiday concert,” said The Old Gallery Board Member Dave Pinkow. “When he performed at The Old Gallery in 2017, he wowed the audience. He’s so talented and personable.” Gore is especially excited about performing a holiday concert. “The holidays help us put things into perspective. They help us forget the foolishness of politics and transports us back to that wonderful time where we discovered peace on earth and goodwill toward mankind. That’s why I love Christmas/holiday music. The audience can expect to be taken back to their place of happiness and hope,” he said. “I love The Old Gallery,” added Gore. “It reminds me of the excellence in art and it reminds me of love. Music is a language that is appreciated in Al-

lenspark. The great facility, coupled with the warm, friendly people of Allenspark, make my heart sing. I’m beyond honored to come for the holidays.” Tickets are $20 for adults. Children 12 and under are free. Tickets are available at The Old Gallery and at There will be a cash bar and light snacks available. Known as “The Ambassador of Soul,” Gore recently landed a record deal with AME Music. “My album will be coming out in spring of 2019. I call it an eclectic mix of blues/soul & folk,” Gore said. “I’m especially thrilled that I have creative freedom on the album. He is a father of seven and an Associate Pastor at Highline Community Church in Denver. Gore was on Team Usher and Team Blake during Season 6 of The Voice. “The Voice has made an incredible impact on my career,” he said. “It really introduced me to people I had no access to before, and I am truly grateful.” The Old Gallery is a center for community and the arts located at 14863 Colorado Highway 7 in Allenspark, 20 minutes south of Estes Park.

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Christmas For Kids Is Partners Mentoring Youth’s Annual Giving Campaign

Holiday Market Sale Longs Peak Rotary Club is having an "Encore" Holiday Market Sale of its handcrafted Christmas decorations this Saturday, December 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The sale will be held in the Crossroads Ministries Boardroom, located at 851 Dry Gulch Road in Estes Park. All proceeds from this sale go towards their scholarship program for graduating Estes Park students. We encourage you to come early while supplies last. Come support The Longs Peak Rotary Club.

Over the past ten years, the Christmas for Kids campaign has supported hundreds of youth in our programs, and raised nearly $800,000 from over 1,800 donors. The funds raised during the campaign ensure that we can provide high-quality mentoring services to local youth, helping them gain confidence, skills and hope for the future. Along with our public campaign, we host a Christmas for Kids lifeskill-building activity with our program youth every year. Youth are asked to work with their Senior Partners or Activity Volunteers to create a budget for holiday gifts for their loved ones. Then, with their donated gift cards, they spend a Saturday morning shopping for the gifts and wrapping them at a festive breakfast and gift wrapping party. The children select heartwarming presents for their family and friends, and prove to be very precise with their budgeting, often coming within a few cents of their limit. Our goal for 2018 is $150,000, which will allow us to support 100 youth in our mentoring programs in Northern Colorado. Our local Estes Park Office is in-

Mountain Brokers

Kirk Fisher

cluded in this campaign. We are still seeking more Christmas for Kids Champions this year. Champions are supporters who want to help Partners reach our fundraising goal by setting up a personal fundraising page to share with family and friends. Anyone can be a Champions-individuals, families, social groups, or businesses! Become a Champion and get more information by visiting our Champion's Resources Page<https://partnerschristmasforkids.o rg/resources-and-materials/> at If you prefer to make a donation you can do so several ways: 1) Donate online at: 2) Send a check payable to Partners Mentoring Youth to: Partners Mentoring Youth, 530 S. College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80524. Be sure to write Christmas for Kids in the memo line on your check. 3) Does your workplace match your charitable gifts? Please check with your employer for a matching gift form.

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Call Kirk or Peggy $925,000 • 4 Bed, 4 Bath, 4284 sq ft • Spacious Home, Gourmet Kitchen • Borders MacGregor Ranch Open Space

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1085 Pine Knoll Dr. $610,000 • 3BR/3BA Douglas Fir w/Concrete Tile Roof • Treed Setting with Rock Outcroppings • Current Short Term Rental License

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82 Rocky River Rd $397,000 • 2 bed, 3 bath, 1800 sq ft • 100 plus ft of river frontage • Quiet cul-de-sac

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7840 County Rd 43 $92,500 • Commercial lot allows for home or business or both. • Lot with direct access to Devil's Gulch Road • Well on property – .55 Acres- Level Lot

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640 Aspen Avenue $445,000 • 2 bedroom, 2bath,1,025 Sq.Ft. • Great location • Additional bunkhouse

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1400 Cedar Ln. $495,000 • 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 1290 sq ft • Completely Remodeled Inside and Out • One Level Living, 1 Acre, Great Location

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2222 Highway 66 #5 $529,900 • Enjoy sounds of the river in this Victorian style condo • 3 Bed 3 Bath property on the Little Thompson • Property is a successful rental unit.

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The Rich Flanery Team has been serving the Estes Park community for more than 20 years. Using our full portfolio of loan products, including Reverse Mortgages, FHA, VA, conventional and rural home loans, we’ve helped thousands of families. We’d be honored to help you, too. After all, it’s the neighborly thing to do. For more information, call or stop by today.

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Main level living in one of the best locaNew tions in Estes Park just off beautiful Fall isting L River. 2 bedrooms/1 bath. Open floor plan offers eat in kitchen, living room w/ gas fireplace and sliding glass doors to your private, covered deck & peaceful meadow area filled with wildlife & views looking out on beautiful Castle Mountain. Close to downtown Estes Park, RMNP and a walk/bike path that leads you into downtown. Don't miss this chance to own a home in Estes Park, Colorado! 503 Fall River Lane A, Just $255K


Th 2 bedroom 1 bath home is sitThis uated u on .29 acre is cozy as can be b and exhibits huge views of Longs L Peak and the Continental Divide. D The small open floor plan is absolutely adorable with small dining d area, comfortable living room ro with wood burning fireplace and a view windows everywhere. The Th spacious lot has enough room ro for a small detached garage. All city it utilities tiliti make k this thi home h greatt for f full f ll or parttime living. Huge deck allows wonderful exterior living space. Cute, Cute, Cute ... must see. Call Trisha for an appointment to view 760 Larkspur Rd. Furnishings included, Offered for $324,900.

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Local Photographer Kathy Harding Featured In New Library Exhibit The newest Art at the Library exhibit features the works of local photographer Kathy Harding. The works are located on both floors of the library now through January. Harding especially draws from nature for her themes and subjects. She operates Whispering Winds Photography, a name from which she feels direct inspiration. “The sound of the wind blowing

her to work as a crime scene investigator for the Douglas County Sheriff ’s Office. “Over the course of ten years, I took tens of thousands of photographs documenting crime scenes and evidence," she recalls. “As you can imagine, there wasn’t much beauty in that line of work. Eventually, I left that career in search of a more meaningful and less stressful

through the trees is one of my favorite sounds, ” she notes. “For me, it’s like listening to beautiful music in a language I don’t quite understand but can feel resonating around me. Among the photographs in the Library exhibit are vibrant scenes featuring landscapes, mountains, and big skies. Locations photographed include Longs Peak and Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park, the Indian Peaks Wilderness, Grand Teton National Park, and the Wind River Range in Wyoming. For Harding, photography represents a cherished dream was many years in the pursuit. Her career path originally led

way of life. I moved to the mountains of Colorado where I am surrounded by nature, wildlife, and a far more peaceful existence. Having seen so much of the ugly side of life, I strive to see the world with a new set of eyes, looking for beauty wherever I go. With the Rocky Mountains in my backyard, it’s not very hard to find.” For more information about Harding and her photography, Information about library exhibits may be found at New exhibits will continue to be featured on a rotating basis.

Holiday Open House At Rocky Creek Lodge The first annual holiday open house and gift sale will be held at Rocky Creek Lodge, 1060 Mary’s Lake Road, Estes Park on December 16, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 10% of gift sales will be

donated to Crossroads Ministry. Patricia Deplazes, new owner of Rocky Creek Lodge, invites everyone to attend and enjoy free refreshments and Christmas cheer.

Six-Week Course Explores Classical Music Of Debussy And Ravel Over the past decade, music professor Dr. Derald DeYoung has been leading a popular music study course in Estes Park. This January and February, Dr. DeYoung will be teaching a six-week course focused on Claude Debussy (1862-1918) and Maurice Ravel (18751937), the two most significant French composers of the early 20th century. This series is sponsored by the Estes Valley Library and will be offered on Tuesdays, January 22 through February 26, 2019. Participants may choose to register for a morning or afternoon session. The morning session runs from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and the identical afternoon sesDerald DeYoung sion runs from 1 to 3 p.m. (note: the Jan. 22 and Feb 19 afternoon classes begin at 12:30 pm). Since space is limited, students must register in advance and choose either the morning or afternoon sessions and may not alternate between sessions. All classes will take place at the Estes Valley Library, and there is no cost to participate. The accessible music of Debussy and Ravel is fresh and filled with subtle melodies and color. Classical music scholar and author John Stanley says of Debussy’s music: “The use of exotic and unconventional harmonies, together with the delicate colorizing that charac-

terizes his work, have revealed Debussy as an innovator who has inspired generations of subsequent composers.” And of Ravel’s mu- Maurice Ravel - 1925 sic, he writes: “Renowned for its eclectic, individual style and rebellious nature, Ravel’s music is the product of scrupulous craftsmanship.” Instructor Derald DeYoung has taught previous courses on the music of Dvorak, Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Brahms, Mahler, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, Schubert, Bach, Schumann, and Shostakovich. Dr. DeYoung is Professor of Music Emeritus from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan where he taught for 27 years before moving to Estes Park full time in Claude Debussy 2005. Registration for the workshops is now open and may be made by visiting For more information or registration assistance, contact the library at (970) 586-8116.

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Beautiful WOODED CORNER LOT with views of Longs Peak from this updated 3 Bed 2 Bath home. Cathedral ceiling in LR, Dining and Kitchen with granite countertops and Stainless Steel Appliances. This is truly a ONE-LEVEL-LIVING with no steps leading in from the outside. Lots of stand-up storage under the home via an outside door.


52 CANYON COVE LN Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired design. Beautiful moss rock w/cedar on 1+ Ac w/stream. Within 5 min of Estes Park. Surrounded by National Forest, enjoy privacy & solitude. Open design living room w/cathedral ceiling & expansive moss rock fireplace. Sunroom with scenic view. Custom-built Finnleo sauna. Brazilian cherry hardwood floors. Multi-zone in-floor heating throughout, including garage. Marvelous kitchen with cherry wood cabinets providing enormous storage. Spacious MBR w/large walk-in closet.


200 MORAINE AVE The famous MOLLY B RESTAURANT business. Well-established business since 1985 in downtown Estes Park. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Molly B is a favorite. It's location provides for indoor or patio dining and there's lots of free public parking. In addition to the regular menu items, it offers homemade pies, wedding cakes and catering.It has recently installed a new hood and electrical.



11 RIVERSIDE DR Gorgeous RIVERFRONT Developable .66 Acre Lot. Right in Estes Park with nice trees, yet lots of sun. Walk to town. Level, paved road, utilities. Up to 2 units possible - attached or detached. Flexible A1 Zoning...own, sell, rent short term, or a combo. No vacation home cap. Call for a plat. One of a kind opportunity!


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1519 Vista View Lane One acre building lot in Koral Heights with southern exposure. Enjoy beautiful mountain sunrises and sunset views of Longs Peak. Property backs to Prospect Mountain with a fabulous view of the Thumb Rock formation and the private greenbelt of Prospect Highlands. Prospect Mountain water tap available, which eventually will be taken over by the Town of Estes Park. Natural Gas and sewer tap available. $139,000

6 lots available in Grey Fox Estates a quality subdivision. Secluded and wooded lots with a view. Building envelope for increased privacy. Covenants to ensure quality construction of primary residence & guest house. All utilities in the area. Lots range from $149,000-$195,000. Lots located on Grey Fox Drive and Green Pine Court.

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Endless opportunity! Views of RMNP pour through large windows Located just minutes from downtown, schools, and outdoor fun. Kitchen has classy finishes including slate floors, granite countertops and stainless appliances. Large en-suite bath including a soaking tub. Lower level extends to more opportunity. Finish out and make more living space, bedrooms or your custom workspace, let your imagination run wild. Purchase with option financing. You save for down payment while living in the home! 1926 Silvertree $525,000 Judy Anderson

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What’s Happening At The Estes Valley Library FRIENDS & FOUNDATION Holiday Used Book Sale Friday and Saturday, December 7 and 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Makerspace and Wasson Room Book lovers and bargain hunters will enjoy a huge selection of gently-used books, CDs, and DVDs. This weekend’s holiday sale especially features children’s books, bestsellers, cookbooks, and coffee table books suitable for gift-giving. All proceeds benefit the library. MAKERSPACE Makerspace Open Hours Tuesdays, December 11 and 18, 10 a.m.

to 1 p.m. Thursday, December 13, 1 to 4 p.m. The Library Makerspace is a room with hand and power tools, a machine to digitize slides and photos, a 3D printer and more. The above sessions are open to those who have received a training badge in use of the equipment. To learn how to earn a badge, visit or attend the next staff-guided session on Thursday, December 20 from 1 to 4 p.m. Repair Clinic: Get to Know Your Sewing Machine Thursday, December 13, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 19, 10 to 11 a.m. Did you purchase or inherit a sewing machine that you’re not quite comfortable with? Bring it to this program, and we’ll review the basics of using and maintaining it. Join us even if you don’t have a machine, and we’ll cover the basics of the new Sewing Discovery Kit machine, which will soon be available for checkout. Register for either session at BOOKS & AUTHORS Winter Reading Incentives: for Kids and Teens Beginning December 15, kids who check out books may enter a drawing for Narwhal prizes, in anticipation of author Ben Canton’s visit to Estes Park in February. Teen readers ages 12 to 18 may also enter a separate drawing for prizes. Participants may enter once for each day of checking out books during the promotion. Take the Digital Fitness Challenge Hundreds of thousands of books, audiobooks, and movies are available in the Library’s Digital Collection. The

public is invited to the Digital Fitness Challenge to learn from a personal coach (a. k.a., librarian) how to install the necessary apps to access these resources. Participants may schedule a Book-A-Librarian appointment by contacting the library or online at KIDS Once Upon a Cuento: Bilingual Storytime Wednesday, December 12, 5:15 to 5:45 p.m., Children’s Room Children ages 0 to 6 and their parents and caregivers will participate in English and Spanish learning activities, with books, puppets, music and movement. Try-It Tuesday: Making Ornaments Tuesday, December 18, 4 to 5 pm, Hondius Room The spirit of the season inspires creativity, as kids in grades K through 5 join to-

gether to make holiday ornaments to take home for decoration or for gift-giving. Register at CITIZENSHIP Citizenship Exam Preparation Wednesday, December 12, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Makerspace 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. HOLIDAY HOURS The library will be closed all day on Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25 for the holidays. Regular Library hours are Monday through Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Wildlife Responder Available To Help

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

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The Many Easy Ways To Stay “In The Know” Imagine planning and setting up a great party, only to realize at the last minute you’d forgotten to contact any of the people on your invite list. It would be the same at the library if, after all our

work in planning programs and services, we didn’t take regular opportunities to communicate to you in convenient ways. Fortunately, there are many ways we communicate what’s happening at the library. And we’re always listening to make sure we inform you about the library in the ways you prefer. Our local newspapers are generous in providing space to publicize library news. And the library’s website is always a great source for up-to-date happenings. We let you know via email what’s coming up at the Library, striving for consistency while not over-stuffing your Inbox. And you can “like” the Estes Valley Library Facebook page for helpful reminders, as well as interesting news or photos to bring a smile to your face. One of our most important resources in communicating library happenings is our quarterly Programs & Services Guide. The Winter Issue has just arrived, offering complete listings for all librarysponsored programs scheduled now through February. You may be thinking, “Did I get one of

those in the mail? Is it buried beneath that pile of bills and catalogs? ” Not to worry: you didn’t miss it in the mail. After studying survey feedback, we determined it was most effective to distribute the Library Guides to you on your visits to the library, while also providing them at various sites around town. What we’ve saved in postage allows for a better publication redesigned, with readerfriendly simplicity in mind. So be sure to pick up a copy at the library—or around town. Look for the winter-themed cover—with its soft-hued book covers (Who’d have guessed the library had so many books about snow?) and snowflakes. Then, when you’re settled in at home with your tea or hot chocolate, we hope you enjoy perusing all the pages and marking your calendar, whether paper or electronic, with the dates of the many programs coming up in the months ahead. Programs are conveniently grouped into key areas: Books & Authors; Kids & Storytimes; Current Affairs; Citizenship; Makerspace; Tech; and Workshops. Make note of those programs with the “R” symbol for registration: it’s not unusual for some programs to fill to capacity, so early-bird sign-ups help assure you’ll have a spot. We remain ever-grateful to the library Friends & Foundation for funding this communications resource as a helpful way to keep you informed. Speaking of this season’s events, you can support the Friends & Foundation while finding gifts for the people on your shopping list: the Holiday Used Book Sale is today (Friday) and tomorrow (Saturday) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. inside the library. We invite you to pick up your Programs & Services Guide with your bagful of books, and may you enjoy discovering all that awaits at your hometown library.

December Child Find Developmental Screening Do you know if your child's growth and development are on target? The Estes Park School District is holding their next Child Find Developmental Screening for children ages 0-5 on Monday, December 10th from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This event will be held at Estes Park Elementary School, 1505 Brodie Ave. Please call 970-586-7406, ext. 3608 to schedule your appointment.

¿Sabe usted si el crecimiento y desarrollo de su hijo es el normal? El Distrito Escolar de Estes Park tendrá el lunes, 10 de Diciembre 08:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. su próximo evento gratis “Child Find” para evaluar el desarrollo de los niños de 0 a 5 años. Este evento se llevará a cabo en la Escuela Primaria de Estes Park, 1505 Avenida Brodie. Por favor llame a 970-586-7406, ext. 3608 para programar su cita.




A Holiday Party you won’t want to miss at the Ridgeline Hotel!

LEARN MORE AT: RIDGELINEHOTEL.COM/HOLIDAY18 101 South Saint Vrain Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517

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CARRI’s Findings For 2018 By: Colorado Avian Research Institute

boxes for American Kestrels for years, as American Kestrels are the smallest North American falcons, have been declining steadily for the past 20 years, due to lack of nesting sites, predation and disease. Our nest boxes stretch from Estes Park, down to Loveland and Longmont. Our goal has always been to have nest boxes for these little falcons, from Estes Park east to Loveland and from south Boulder, north to the Wyoming border. We expected this would be accomplished by 2020 however; we made that goal this spring,

Last year adult kestrels raised 23 babies in our boxes, and this year the adult birds raised 71 babies. As in the past years, Director, Scott Rashid most of these were female birds, which is Members of the Colorado Avian Rea good thing, as you need more females search and Rehabilitation Institute, or than males born, in order to keep the CARRI accomplished a great deal in population growing. The food that these birds feed upon varies, depending upon where the nest is. For example, the birds that nest north of Fort Collins, in the grasslands fed heavily upon horned lizards; where the birds that nested in Loveland fed heavily upon grasshoppers and other large insects and voles. Other nesting birds fed upon Horned Larks, Savannah Sparrows and snakes. The information we gather from our nesting American Kestrels goes into the American Kestrel Partnership; a subsidiary of the Peregrine Fund. This spring was our 2018. This year was our fourth year re18th year studying searching Barn Owls. We now have Barn Northern Pygmy-Owls. Owl nest boxes stretching from south As in most years, we Boulder to northern Fort Collins. This were able to locate an acyear, we had six active nests and the tive nest. The owls began adult Barn Owls raised 38 babies. Much courtship in February of this was due to the exorbitant number and began nesting in of small animals including rabbits that early May. The adults were all over. Four of our nesting pairs raised three healthy fed upon young rabbits this season, owlets. It is always an inwhich a bit unusual for us as normally, teresting experience Barn Owls prey upon voles, mice and monitoring these little rats. owls, as they frequently Photos by Scott Rashid prey upon birds and aniWe have been building and placing nest which was very exciting for us. mals as large, or larger than themselves. They really love chipmunks, voles, mice and small birds. This year, the adult birds brought back a wide variety of KREV Holiday Music Schedule Dec 1 - Jan 6 species to their nestlings, including KREV-LP 104.7 FM Estes Park, Colorado American Robins, Mountain Chickadees, Lincoln’s Sparrows, meadow voles and chipmunks. Monday - Friday Sunday Saturday 6am - 10am Morning Music 6am-10am Morning Music 6am-7:00 Praise Two thousand eighteen was our 11th 10am- 1pm Lunch Time 7:00-8:00 Hymns 10am-1pm Nostalgia Radio year, trapping and banding Northern 1pm-3pm Classical 8:00am-9:00am Gospel 1pm-3pm EP Spanish Radio Saw-whet Owls in the fall. It was also our 3pm - 5pm Upbeat 9am-11:00am Hymns 3pm-5pm Folk Music 7th year of trapping and banding Boreal 5pm - 8pm Dinner Music 11am-1pm Instrumental 5pm-8pm Dinner Music Owls in the fall. Like our American 8pm - 10pm Jazz Time 1pm - 2pm German Hour 8pm-11pm At the Riverside 10pm - Midnight Classical 2pm-5pm Classical 11pm - Midnight Classical Kestrel Project, this too, is part of a larger Midnight-6am All Night 5pm-8pm Dinner Music Midnight - 6am Night Music operation. Our fall research is part of 8pm-10pm Jazz Time Project Owlnet. Project Owlnet is a na10pm - Midnight Classical tion-wide project, with hundreds of reMidnight-6am Night Music searchers around the country, studying these small owls. Our information goes into a national database, as a way to learn more about these diminutive predators. Owl numbers seem to fluctuate from year to year, as we have captured as many as 43 Northern Saw-whet Owls in a single fall season, and as few as 11 in the same time frame. Boreal Owls seem to fluctuate as well, as we have captured fewer Boreal than saw-whets. Our Boreal Owl numbers fluctuate from a single bird in a season to four birds in the same time frame. Many species migrate each fall; however, these owls appear to simply wander in the fall, ending up wherever they can find enough food to feed themselves. Then in the spring, move to an area where they can find enough food to raise a family. This movement appears to be in any direction, not simply north. To illustrate this, we had an owl captured in Estes Park in October 2014. That bird was recaptured live and re-

leased in Eastern Pennsylvania in 2016! This proves two things. First, Northern Saw-whet Owls do not migrate, but simply wander. It also proves that Northern Saw-whet Owls don’t return to the same area that they had nested the previous year. These two things may be ways for this species to make sure their gene pool is sufficiently diverse. Since 1993, we have banded more than 300 Northern Saw-whet Owls and have only recaptured one bird at the same location it was originally captured. This also validates to us, that these birds do not migrate, but rather wander. If they had a true migration we would be capturing a percentage of the birds each year. Truly, it is not happening. This year was one of our better fall banding seasons, as we captured and banded 23 Northern Saw-whet Owls and four Boreal Owls. Half of the saw-whet owls were captured in the park and the other half were captured just outside of Estes Park, where all the Boreal Owls were captured in the park. We had a number of birds brought to us for rehabilitation. Three American Crows found their way to us. All were fledgling birds that were hit by cars. Two were released and one died the morning after it was brought to us. Several small songbirds were brought to us, including Pine Siskins, Cassin’s Finches, juncos and Evening Grosbeaks; all of which were successfully rehabilitated and released. The easiest rehabilitation was definitely a juvenile Red-tailed Hawk. We received a call about a hawk that was stuck inside a three-sided glass enclosure. I got to the location to find a juvenile Red-tailed Hawk perched on the window sill inside a hot tub enclosure. I simply walked up to the bird and placed a towel over him and picked him up. I placed him in a pet carrier and took him to our facility. He was simply placed in our flight cage where he could be feed for a few days before being released, which is exactly what happened. Many of you remember the Great Horned Owls that nested near the library. I received a call, one morning, because a young owl had fallen from its nest and was perched on a small bush under the nest. I walked up to the bird and simply lifted it from the bush and placed him in the spruce tree near the nest. As most of my other birds, it was banded, to hopefully gain some insight into where the bird moves to and how long it lives. So far, we have not heard about that bird, which presumably means it is still alive flying free throughout the Estes valley. We appreciate all of you who have brought injured birds to us and those that have donated to us over the years. Your donations enable us to do the work we do and take care of the injured birds that are brought to us. If you ever have questions about birds, feel free to contact us at As always, check out our website at and/or, find us on Facebook at Colorado Avian Research Institute.

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Elizabeth Guild’s 47th Annual Holiday House A Success

Estes Park United Methodist Church Offers Hope At Blue Christmas Service The Christmas season abounds with joy. Brightly wrapped packages, Christmas trees, holiday parties, holly and the scent of pine and those unending, upbeat carols. Each year some people -- the grieving, the lonely, the hopeless -- dread the holiday season. They have no heart for the cheer and the bustle, the anticipation and the excitement. People who know that this Christmas will be a hard one, either because they have had a death in the family, a lost or broken relationship, or because of painful memories of Christmases past, need a place where someone understands the desire for this season to just go away.

This year at Estes Park United Methodist Church, we will gather for a special worship service where we will offer up the pain, the loneliness, the sad, dark memories, and the anxiety to the One whose birth the world eagerly awaits, Jesus Christ. A chance to sing and to pray in a loving, safe environment might be the salve your soul seeks. We pray that you will find hope and peace at this service and comfort in knowing that you are not alone. Our “Caring Christmas” Service will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, December 21, at Estes Park UMC, 1509 Fish Hatchery Road. All are welcome.

The weather may have been less than perfect, but enthusiastic shoppers braved the weather and enjoyed the 47th Annual Holiday House event at the Ridgeline Hotel on November 24th. Held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, the Elizabeth Guild volunteers spend hours the Friday after Thanksgiving setting up tables, unloading boxes and gearing up for a fun day of helping shoppers find gifts for family and friends, the perfect holiday decorations, and the winning Christmas sweater for the office holiday party. Susan Henshaw, President of the Elizabeth Guild board, expressed her deepest thanks to the many people that make this event successful, and also noted the gracious support of local vendors who donated to the Holiday House silent auction this year. “Our volunteers provide thousands of

hours throughout the year to help us raise funds for Estes Park Health and to prepare for this event,” Henshaw said. “We deeply appreciate the business community’s support for this special event. Their involvement is vital in helping us provide critical financial support for Estes Park Health. It truly does take a village to make this event a success!”

Join In At RiverPlace For “The Talk” Maria Medina is inviting anyone to attend her new drop-in and chat sessions called, “The Talk.” “The Talk” is hosted by Maria at RiverPlace every Friday at 5:30 p.m. RiverPlace is a community living room in downtown Estes Park, located north of the post office. Any and all are invited to just stop by to talk about their day, share a story, a smile, etc.

Maria said, “I started “The Talk” for anyone who might be having a rough day, anyone in need of someone to talk to or share ideas with or just have a friendly conversation. I am hoping people will stop down and be a part of “The Talk.” For more information, you may call Maria at 970-342-4076.

Volunteers Needed AARP Tax-Aide Program is accepting applications for volunteers to assist local senior and low income taxpayers in preparing their 2018 income taxes. Training will be provided in mid-Janu-

ary and volunteers are certified by AARP/IRS. Tax preparation is from February 4 through April 13. Deadline for application is December 14, 2017. Please call Pat at 586-5417 or Don at 303-887-1106 if interested.

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77th Anniversary Of Pearl Harbor To The Editor: December 7, 1941 From generation to generation time changes the world, from telegraphing the Morse Code to texting to instant social media; the concept of travel to/from distant, remote lands to exploring unknown places; man walking on the moon and space craft docking on Mars and ancient asteroids. Yet, some things will never change. History and memories of life experiences will never change! Perhaps they will never be fully understood by the generations to come, but we must remember, history is history… events we cannot erase nor are they always a pretty sight but will always be remembered and told by those who experienced it as they are unforgettable for those who experienced the encounters of the past and live in present times. I was seven years old on that fateful Sunday in December. It was evening time when the family gathered in front of the large Philco radio to listen to our favorite – Fibber McGee and Molly. Then, an interruption in the program with an announcement reporting the surprise attack by the Japanese having bombed the US Navy fleet and airplanes at Pearl Harbor early that morning. I was an innocent child. War? That word was not in my vocabulary. I had no idea where Hawaii was. Basically, I knew nothing of the world but soon realized that on this day, December 7, 1941, a life changing event took place. The following morning, arriving at school after a long bus ride, our entire school walked in silence to a near-by church. There we recited the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of the United

States of America; we were led in prayer and sang hymns and were told the bits and pieces our teachers knew and understood of the situation across the Pacific. President Roosevelt, with the approval of Congress, declared war on Japan, the United States’ entry into World War II. Fast forward thirty-four years when we visited Pearl Harbor and the Arizona Memorial for our first time. Those gathered for the boat ride to the memorial consisted of Hawaiians, Japanese and Americans, most of them of the older generation. The emotions of the group were tears and low murmurs. For each one, this was a memory of love lost…a father, son, husband, brother, friend – on both sides of the aisle, so to speak. Through the years we have visited the Arizona again and again. Much has changed to the entrance to the National Park, yet the one thing, the reason for being there, has not changed and that is the serenity, patriotism and honor. For some, the visit is a lifetime goal, for some, confirmation that life goes on, to read a family member’s name on the wall…to pray for world peace...for all, to know and acknowledge history. The names of the 1,177 sailors and Marines killed on the USS Arizona during the Japanese surprise attack are the same…oil leaking from the submerged hull, referred to as “the tears of the Arizona” still rises to the surface…tears and low murmurs are still the silent emotions after seventy-seven years. History…Day of Infamy… Lest we forget. Pat Newsom Estes Park

Veterans Breakfast To The Editor: If you were ever in the Egg & I on a Friday morning and heard noise from a table of 10-12 older men please let me educate you as to who they are. Each Friday morning 10-12 “old” veterans have breakfast together and reflect on aging and military experiences...sometimes the conversation is loud. Who are they? The group of vets range in age from the 70s into the late 90s . The group is made up of vets from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. We

Heartfelt Thanks I want to extend my heartfelt thanks to some people who have helped me immensely at my job at the YMCA of the Rockies. First, I’d like to thank the management of the Y for being such a great place to work. I also must thank Neil, the Director of Housekeeping for always being so caring about me at my job and giving me the opportunity to work full-time. I’d also like to thank Dennis, Linda Rogers and Deb Mahon who have all be so supportive and helpful to me during my five years of working at the Y. I love my job and I couldn’t do any of this without all of you. Thank you! Maria Medina

derage drinking is not worth the many troubles it can cause you, your community and your parents. I believe this affects you in many ways and it affects your health too. Too much alcohol in a minor can lead to alcohol poisoning, you could end up in the hospital. The biggest lesson I learned from underage drinking is that it can really hurt everyone around you without thinking, so next time you want to drink think twice before taking that first sip. By sharing my story with the community I hope you can learn from my mistake and be aware of what your kids are doing. In the future if I happen to see underage drinking whether it’s at school or in the community, I would like to share my story and hope that they can learn from me so they don’t go through the same trouble I went through. I hope my story helped you think about the troubles it causes. So next time your hanging out with your friends and they offer you a drink, Just say “No.” An RJ client

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A Letter Of Apology From A Restorative Justice Client To The Editor: My experience on underage drinking was a lesson learned. It impacted me in many ways and included my family, friends, my financial status, and the community. It affected my family emotionally and I lost their trust and made them feel disappointed in me which is something that has affected me in a very serious way because I don’t like disappointing my parents. As a way to regain their trust I am planning on keeping close communication with them and keep an early curfew so they don’t have to worry about me being out late. I hope that they will see that I’m trying hard to slowly regain their trust. Financially I lost the money I was saving up for a car because I had to pay for the hospital bills after my emergency. My parents didn’t want to help me so that was something that hurt me emotionally. I believe it affected the community because I set a bad example for the community and for the younger ones looking up to me, this is the reason why I’m writing this letter to tell teenagers that un-

have had lady vets stop by, etc. We have Air Force fliers, Navy fighter pilots and crews, Navy medics, Navy surface types, three of our fliers are WWII and in their 90s. That is who we are and this letter is sent to thank all the folks who have stopped by and thanked us for our service. Thank you each for that thank-you. We also want to thank the ladies from New Orleans and the gentlemen from Loveland and Greeley for the special thanks they expressed. Art Blume USN

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LouAnn Witt

Estes Park resident LouAnn Witt died Friday November 30, 2018. LouAnn was born August 19, 1935 in Chicago, IL to parents Louis and Anna (Bychowski) Suchor. On September 4, 1955 she married Ronnell Witt in Chicago. After briefly living in Northbrook, IL, the couple raised their two daughters in Glenview, IL. After Ron's retirement from Amoco, the couple moved to Estes Park, CO. LouAnn enjoyed fishing, sewing and quilting, and spending time with friends at the Senior Center. She was

also a loyal volunteer at The Elizabeth Guild and Crossroads Ministry. LouAnn is survived by her daughters, Marty Rendino (Roy) and Laurel Jean Schultz (John), grandchildren Julie, Amy, Matthew and Lauren Rendino and Andrew and Rebecca Cohler, and several devoted nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to The Elizabeth Guild in care of Allnutt Funeral Service 1302 Graves Ave. Estes Park, CO 80517. See

Barbara Godbolt Barbara Jane Godbolt, age 91, died on November 8, 2018 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Barbara was born January 9, 1927 in Chico, California daughter of Percy Harry and Alma Sue (Frock) Staffelbach. Barbara graduated from Chico High School and received a B.A. in English from Chico State University, Chico, California. She was a journalist and also worked in retail during World War II. On September 3, 1948, she married James W. Godbolt in Chico, California. Soon after their wedding Jim continued his career with the National Park Service and they joined the “Park Service Family” living in several National Parks including Blue Ridge National Parkway, Badlands National Monument, Glacier National Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Bandelier National Monument and Fire Island National Seashore. They developed many lifelong friendships in all the places they lived. Barbara was a devoted mother to five children, exposing them to what she enjoyed in life: hiking, the arts, reading, good food, family and friendship. She and Jim relished spending time with all twelve of their grandchildren at their home in Estes Park. Barbara also spent numerous afternoons playing bridge with her close friends. She served as the Chairperson for the Rocky Mountain Region National Park Service Women in 1982. Barbara was active in several community organizations in Estes Park including Friends of the Library, the Fine Arts Guild of the Rockies, the Estes Park Music Festival, Antiquarians and PEO Chapter G.J. She was a parish-

ioner at St Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church and was president of the Episcopal Church Women in 1992. Barbara was instrumental in establishing the meditation and prayer room at the Estes Park Hospital, and was actively involved in various other social and political issues as well. Barbara loved to hike in Rocky Mountain National Park and was a member of the Over The Hill Hiking Group. She and Jim were charter members of the Estes Park Friday Niters Dance Club and attended many an evening dancing into the wee hours of the night. Barbara is survived by sons Grant Godbolt (Dianne) of Whitehall, Montana, James W. Godbolt, Jr. (Ragnhild) of Norway, and Reid Godbolt (Courtney) of Denver, daughters Lisa Godbolt of Steamboat Springs and Jennifer Godbolt-Hoffman (Bill) of Canandaigua, New York, twelve grandchildren: Åsne Godbolt, Alf Godbolt, Lars Godbolt, Daniel Godbolt, Emerson Godbolt, Nelson Godbolt, Joan Godbolt, James W. Godbolt, III, Claire Zirkle, Connor Godbolt, Annamarie Anderson, Luke Anderson, and four great grandchildren: Oskar Godbolt, Ella Godbolt, Toralf Godbolt and Bjørne Godbolt. Funeral services will be held at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church on Monday, December 10, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Estes Park Library Foundation in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 1302 Graves Avenue, Estes Park, Colorado 80517. See to send a message to the family.

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Wilbur Dorsey

Ross Stephen Mr. Ross William Stephen, 71, passed away peacefully November 28, 2018. Born in York, NE to Claire and William Stephen, Ross grew up in Brighton, CO. He heard his country calling during his time at CSU and decided to join the army, graduating from the US Army Artillery and Missile OCS, class 15 of 1967. He then went to serve as first lieutenant in Vietnam, where he acted as a forward observer in the DMZ and also as a village liaison. Ross was a proud graduate of CSU, with a Bachelor’s of Science in Landscape Architecture, following a successful 20+ year career in construction. He served Estes well with his creative landscape designs and trade work. Dad shared his love and passion with friends as an avid golfer and CU football fan-a season ticket holder since 1979. He rarely missed a game or morning tee time. Ross was dedicated to the family he and Grace raised, as a true servant to his children's sporting events and talent shows. He was their number one fan.

Ross is survived by his wife of 38 years, Grace, their daughter Kristie, daughter Jennie Dreiling and son-in-law Jackson, son Jeff and daughter-inlaw Amy, and sister Barbie Flannigan. He was the proudest Papa of four beautiful grandkids, Josh, Jack, Norah, and Blaire. He is preceded in death by his son Josh, parents William and Claire and sister Beverly. Anyone who knows Ross knows how he would wish that you cherish the time with your families, tee off with a friend, tell a few jokes and root for the Buffs! A memorial service will be held at the Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies on Saturday, December 8th, at 11:00 a.m., followed by a celebration reception at The American Legion Post 119. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Estes Valley Junior Golf Program (P.O. Box 1379, Estes Park, CO 80517) and register to become an organ donor. See to share a message with Ross’ family.

Wilbur Charles Dorsey died on Dec. 1, 2018 at the age of 92. He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Luella J. CookDorsey. They have three children, John and his wife Pat, Robert “Rob” and his wife Debbie and Deaune Bogatay and her husband, Fred. Seven grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren also survive. He retired from the Wichita Public Schools as the Division Director for Data Processing and Pupil Accounting after 38 years in education. He was a member of the Midian Shrine Band where he played the baritone. Luella and he enjoyed a summer home in Estes Park, Colorado since 2003. In Estes he also played in the Village Band. Wilbur helped organize a computer group called M.A.C.E. where he served as their executive director for many years. After serving in the U.S Navy during WW II, he graduated from Emporia State University and began teaching and coaching at Beverly,

Kansas, Rural High School in 1950. The following year he moved to East High School as a business teacher and assisted coaching swimming and worked as manager of the football team. In 1956 he moved to West High as Assistant Principal until 1965 when he moved to the central office. From the University of Denver, he received a Master of Arts degree and from Emporia State, an Education Specialist degree. Wilbur served as Treasurer for Hillside Christian Church. He enjoyed both golf and bowling along with fishing and hiking in the mountains. Interment will be a private service at Bluff City Cemetery, and a memorial service will be held at Hillside Christian Church on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to Robert J. Dole VA Hospice, 5500 E. Kellogg, Wichita, KS 67218. Downing & Lahey East Mortuary is in charge of the services. Share tributes online at:

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lowship. Mary Ellen died November 28, 2016. Don is survived by three sons Gary (Jill) of Loveland, CO, Kenneth (Lori) of Phillipsburg, MT, Gregory (Susan McLean) of Longmont, CO a daughter Linda Hood of Greeley, CO. He is also survived by five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. A Memorial Service will celebrate Don’s life on Friday, December 7, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Mountain View Bible Fellowship. Memorial gifts may be made to The VFW or The Gideons in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 1302 Graves Ave. Estes Park, CO 80517. See to send a message to Don’s family.


Estes Park resident Don Hood died Thursday evening, November 29, 2018 at Longmont United Hospital. He was 90 years old. Donald Paul Hood was born October 11, 1928 in Dixon, IL. His parents were Willis and Florence (Murphy) Hood. Don enlisted in the United States Army in 1950, served two years active followed by four years in the Army Reserves. On April 10, 1953 he married Mary Ellen Vandewiele in Dixon. Don was a power plant shift supervisor for Public Service Company at the Fort St. Vrain Nuclear Power Plant after working several years in Denver, CO. After retirement, the couple moved to Estes Park in 1994 where they were members of Mountain View Bible Fel-



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Rams Horn Village Resort has year round full time and part time positions available in our Guest Services/Housekeeping Department: Competitive pay based on experience, plus benefits package for full time employees. Great working environment in Estes Parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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

Handyman wanted. Year-round work. Experienced only need apply. References. Must be bondable. Willing to help the right person relocate to Estes Park. Bestway Painting Handyman Services 970-518-4001 Looking for a full time as well as a part time employee for dog daycare/boarding business.

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Substitute Mail Carrier needed to provide all duties required for a contract mail route. Vehicle Provided. Fridays and Saturdays, and other days on occasion. Must be drug free with clean driving record. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. $150 + Workers Comp per day. Call Justin at 970-405-1204

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MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE ESTES VALLEY NOTICE OF SALE Commercial Notice is given pursuant to FIRE PROTECTION DISSpaces Title 38 Article 21.5 of the TRICT NOTICE OF 2019 Colorado Revised for sale and BUDGET ADOPTION Statutes, as amended, a lease. Notice is hereby given that public sale to be held on Dec 22, 2018 at 10am at a proposed budget has Call Eric. Alpine Self Storage, 801 been submitted to the Anderson Realty. Dunraven St., for the sale Board of Directors of the 586-2950 of items in storage unit Estes Valley Fire #28 belonging to Susan Protection District for the Cotton of P.O. Box 3843, ensuing year of 2019. A Estes Park, CO 80517. copy of the proposed SALES Items consist of misc. household items. For infor- budget will be open for public inspection in the ofmation please call 586fice of the District, 901 N. 8988. Estate Sales Saint Vrain Ave., Estes NOTICE OF SALE Park, Colorado. The proNotice is given pursuant to posed budget will be Title 38 Article 21.5 of the ESTATE/GARAGE SALE; Colorado Revised Need to have one, but Statutes, as amended, a seems overwhelming. public sale to be held on We do the work, you make Dec 22, 2018 at 10am at the $. Local, Affordable, Alpine Self Storage, 801 References. CALL NOW Dunraven St., for the sale 970-215-5548 of items in storage unit #26 belonging to John Clark of P.O. Box 1712, Estes Park, CO 80517. Items consist of misc. household items. For information please call 5868988.


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290 River Fork Rd .26 Acre ~ 1,309 SF $315,000

518 Meadowview Dr 1.06 Acres ~ 1,440 SF $369,500 Fully Furnished

Income Potential

707 Goblins Castle Rd 5.7 Acres ~ 2,174 SF $849,000 Peaceful Location


1430 Strong Ave .4 Acre ~ 2,510 SF $449,000 Captivating Estate

1530 Juniper Dr .99 Acre ~ 1,764 SF $439,000

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1105 Kerr Rd 35 Acres ~ 4,570 SF $1,750,000

Estes Park News, December 7, 2018  
Estes Park News, December 7, 2018